Monday, May 4, 2009

Mayawati as PM

With elections fever on various debates are on the Prime ministerial candidate .A study in US has shown that all the Presidential candidate or candidate who have finally become president had edge over their rival in physical aspect Malcom Gladwells book The Tipping Point gives interesting view on this ,Its no wonder that masses in India have tilt towards Gandhis who look more polished than the lot ,What chance not so polished Mayawati has not much I guess though I am no supporter of her but UP political choice is about choosing between devil and deep sea Any way I am of the opinion that even a lousy and lout politician with good vision can do lot of good for the society because he has power to do bring immense changes
Look at What Tau Devi Lals vision of making Gurgaon a Disney land has done to Gurgaons landscape ,He had vision Where He wanted that anyone landing at IG international airport should not be going towards Delhi but Gurgaon
Wrong politician If he follows his vision is good There are other like Laloo who visionise good thing but seldom follow because of presuure to play to the masses .Laloos speech at IIM A was full of grandoise vision the one which I like particulary is where is says that In India when We need to buy shoes We go to airconditioned shop but Wbe We buy vegetables We buy from filthy roadside vendor with all vegetables lying on the ground He says that He has vision of transforming the huge real estate on which Indian Railway sits into shopping arcades and malls good thought but no implementation maybe due to presssure from lobby which has encroached on vast railway land ,Encroachment on the railway is biggest theft in this country which is not in public eye ,you just have to look at teeming jhuggis ,shops at Mumbai subarban rail stations and track If you have travelled you would also see spinach farming right on the rail track (: now you know where u get your irons from .Lallo is credited of turning around railiways ,turning around business in monopolistic scenario is not big deal ,Railway can make twice the profit which it makes today ,If it focuses on utilisation and productivity just of give example more than 10 lac people travel daily in Indian rail How many passenger relatives entering platform buy platform tkts not even 10% why because most of the time there would be one tkt window and there will ne mile long queue you can either follow rule or miss your train why cant the railways put vending machines in all the platforms which can dispense tkts and also work as advertisement space now imagine RS 5 tkt multiplie by atleast 7-8 lacs passengers per day plus 1 lacs stations multiplied advertisement rent of 1000 Rs rent per day ,Why it will not do this because it will effect earnings of tkt babu whose sole duty is catch hold of 4-5 hapless passenger per day make his 200-300 bucks per day to supplement his 5-6000 salary which he gets from railway there is parallel economy running ,Railway happens to be largest employer in the world though we do not have the largest network in the world We are at number 2

Now going back to the initial question whether Mayawati is good PM material I am not sure but she can definitely do lot of good alonwith her bad political antics also

Again if you hear 3 Mayawati speeches and 3 speeches of Manmohan or Advani Maya has better content ,delivery and force ful delivery
Both Manmohan and Advani come across bumbling and confused in their speeches ,clarity of thought just doesnt shows ,Maybe both want to do some thing differnt in their heart but are forced by circumstances to act differently Gandhi in Manmohans case and RSS and internal politics in BJPs case .To counter its anti secular impression BJP should have adopted just one simple message India first Religion second that would have given better creditbility to their stand on secularism but with RSS plan of establishing Hindu Rashrtra from Afganishtan to Burma that looks remote possibility

Whosoeve wins I hope have some vision for the people of this country ,monor blemishes doesnt matter much then anway Power and Politics every where is same you have Berlusconi and Sarkozys to prove this

Monday, March 30, 2009

Girl Child Problem India

It is indeed very sad to see 2009 electiuons in India has heardly any agenda for political parties to discuss .Two of the serious problem afflicting India are female infanticide and system of caste discrimination which still exists in the minds of people It is easy to miss the issue when you happen to live in any big city of India but when you realise majority or population still lives in villages then magnitude of the problem looks grave ,you have to speak to some one from mofussil town of Bihar ,UP ,TN or Punjab

The problem of female infanticide has more to do with economic aspect .A girl child is consider burden in the family because she doesnt grows up to raise income in the family and secondly the curse of dowry is big drain on the family saving .To alleviate this problem some party shouldh come up with program which frees the family with back of the mind financil worry associated with bith of a girl child in the family .What the govt can do is when ever any girl is born in the family the family should be given a bond of Rs 1 lacs in the name of the girl born redeemable at attaining age of 18 years the condition should be that the parent has to produce 10th pass certificate and birth certificate at 18th year This will also encourage parent to take care of schooling of the girl child which is currently neglected in the family ,Doesnt looks bing drain on the govt finaces ,deposit 10000 Rs as soon as girl is born in the fund managed by professional fund managers I am sure making 10000 Rs grow to 1 lacs in 18-20years period should not be hard for a good fund manager .Any indian govt wastes ton of money in some silly wishful project eg being lown waiver to the tune iof 40000 crores for farmers ,clean water programs ,road programs most of the money which never reaches to the project or people for which it is intended Rajiv Gandhi once said onbly 10 paise of the 1 Rs spend by the govt reaches its intended recepient

Imagine what this will do to the education infrasturture ,It will grow ,Parents will be more demanding from the schools where teacher absenteeism is rampant ,Today teacher or school is not measure on any parameter ,What is better parameter for judging the school quality than the atendance and passpercentage of the students

What an educated mother can do for the childs future no other force can do in this world

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sab Chalta hai

We Indians have very short memory ,We are very rarely passionate about anything in life and any show of passion doesnt last long be it in personal life or public life not even 2 month passed after 26-11 We have people like Sanjay Dutt entering in public life as SP candidate from Lucknow ,Same Sanjay Dutt Who some years back was convicted under TADA but is now free bird thanks to shrewd lawyers like Mr Ram Jethmalani

The Crime committed by Sanjay Dutt even innocently as he claims doesnt make him fit to hold any public office ,Please remember he was accused of keeping not only AK -56 guns but also some grenades and other weapons ,which were later used by terorist in Mumbai bomb blast

Unfortunately the people who died in those blasts were faceless middle class

I wonder How the same public would have reacted ,has 26/11 terrorist used Dutts house for storing their fire power

Monday, January 26, 2009


Watched RD parade on TV today This year most of the army contigents were represented by highlanders regiments ,We had Garwhwal rifles ,Kumaon regiment ,Gurkha rifles .Ladakh Scout together for the first time on RD parade

Highlanders have been great martial race not only in India but across the world be it Scots ,Mongols ,Gurkhas

For the last couple of years Uttrakhand state in India has been sending highest number of youngsters to defence services I belive the reasons for this are many
.Uttrakhand state is the only state which has 2 regiments beloning to it Garwhwal and Kuamon regiments
IMA the priemer officer training institue of Indian Army is located in Dehradun Capital of Uttrakhand
Since British era these regiments have been highly regarded and rewarded these regiments have glorious history of battle honours across all the major theatres of war starting from WW-1 to current Kargil where crucial battle of Muskosh and Drass were fought by Garhwalis
People of Uttrakhand take pride in joining army ,Hill people being simple folks adapt easily to the disciplined and straight life of army

Its no wonder that 2 of the Ashok Chakra awardees for this year belong to Uttrakhand Hav Gajendra Singh Bisht NSG commando who sacrificed his life in 26/11 Nariman opearation and Inspector MC sharma who lost his life battling terrorist in Batla House in Jamia Nagar


Was thinking of blogging for quite some time today seems to be appropiate date 26th Jan 09 Indias republic day