Mental state of 'the Arundhati Roy': What's wrong with her

I was a high school kid back then when Ms. Arundhati Roy got the Booker. For some years it was a proud piece of information that someone from my country won this award. Time came when I was introduced to tech-life and got opportunity to read and listen what this famous writer thinks.

Some of us know that Kerala and Bengal are the two places where intellectuals beat their chest on every matter that is of national interest... ... ...Result: A Mango man in banana republic is overwhelmed most of the time if he can't recollect and reconnect the dots. She has been raised in Kerala and I guess Ms. Arundhati has got it all wrong in her childhood and school training.

Sometimes she talks of illegal invasion of India over some (present Indian) states back then. She termed convicted terrorist Mohammad Afzal a "prisoner-of-war". She talked over connection of Godhara and Kashmir over Mumbai attacks. She told everyone that Maoists are Gandhians... list is long.

I see that if someone talks about anti-India, and is not alone that Ms. Arundhati might be sharing the camera.

Like Marxists, she is always right, no matter what goes... and above all, I guess, she is most of the time not able to connect the dots and has some kind of memory problem like the one female actor in the movie 50 First Dates has.

Someday I would like to see her working for a cause... which is very tough for her... ... to stick to one point.

------------------------------------------------------ कोई भी मूल्य एवं संस्कृति तब तक जीवित नहीं रह सकती जब तक वह आचरण में नहीं है.

Mr. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Sikhs and Present day India

I am reading, once again, about Sikhs.

There have been 10 Gurus among Sikhs. And, if not all, most of them were then very saint like humans (no need to elaborate, I guess)... ... followed Indian way of peaceful life... ... when in the times of Mughals peace was almost impossible, they taught us how to tolerate/withstand.

But, after so many years of Guru-tradition, 10th Guru 'Shri Gobind Singh Ji' realized that it is not the peace loving attitude which would help us; rather being strong would certainly give us a standing.

Mr. Gandhi did not learn from history.

He did not realize that the people who worship the tyrants and follow 'the anarchist' are of the same 'old cult'... which has looted and vandalized our land many a time (not all, but the power greedy leaders). He kept on singing the song of brotherhood while at the same time the muslim leaders took it as a weakness... and reaped of it.

Mr. Gandhi indirectly created a game where one 'smaller' section of the society was free to call it 'foul' and 'unfair' at its own discretion during the play... ... and intellectual breeds would have to support.

Like the 10th Guru of Sikhs, he could not take a stand. Maybe he was too busy to introspect that way... maybe something else.

One thing is clear that practices of Sat-yug might not be suitable in Kali-yug... ... ... And when you are the leader you have to imagine a future ... Mr. gandhi failed in here, but Guru Gobind Singh Ji showed his metal by giving us what saved us for many years to come... ... and we owe our 'present' to him (Guru Gobind Singh Ji).

------------------------------------------------------ कोई भी मूल्य एवं संस्कृति तब तक जीवित नहीं रह सकती जब तक वह आचरण में नहीं है.


Here is what I learnt in last more than one month of no mobilephone connectivity

It had been a long (in modern perspective) since I carried a 70g (approx.) weight in my hand/pocket almost all the time. I was feeling good in a way that I was more free (usually I am) and from worldly waves which are eager to knock you down. Yes, I am talking about that piece of matter which has become a body organ for most of us and many of us might not think a life without it. There are jobs, relations, and sometimes studies too that ask you to carry it like a hunter with gun in jungle or traveller with water bottle in a desert.

I see, people talk while walking (or vice versa), eating, doing 'things' in washroom. I only imagine now, life would be in one's control had 'mobile phone' was not marketed. All this we do with our phones, it takes away our attention and hence I would say 'energy' from ourselves. Also, people find it irresistible not to use phone (mostly in 'talking sense') even when they attend seminars, meditation sessions (yes!!), meetings etc. where others are also disturbed. At times, it is funny to see that others also become part of 'call/the talk'.

One thing, I already knew and realized (again) this one more time that more we talk on phone, the quality of attachment (with the person we talk to) comes lower. I remember, I used to write letters to my home, relatives (and friends a couple of times). I have preserved most of letters I received, and every time (whenever I come across with them) I read them... I feel the same warmth, again.

When you are not talking on phone (like my case), you can spend your time on some real stuff, like thinking, writing, reading, and or simply in gaming (like, I finished NFS2-Most Wanted). You are never worried that someone might just catch you while eating, walking and other meaningful activities you were into.

I never thought that I would make it again (around 8 years before I had done it, and it was scary for family members, I even did not bother to contact them in that period. I got bashing from my friends too that time (not really).). So, when it happened I told home not to panic and gave them one emergency number too.

This is really funny to recall all that. It started when I left my home after vacations in the start of May. I was writing a message to send to my friend who has been really a helping hand in last month. All of a sudden, screen became white and nothing happened further after many efforts. for two days I was in 'milky white' mode and reached my place, joined my work. Next day I was supposed to start on another trip (10 days). I could not do anything about that problem. Luckily, on its own, phone became normal next morning and I boarded train. TTE did not come, thanks to him; coz phone was playing with me... ... I never knew if I tap it and it would show me readable screen.

Next day, to my connecting train TTE, I showed the ticket when it was just working and felt relieved; those who know about Indian TTE's they understand that I got myself from big hassle.

This journey was little zig-zag and it took almost 4 days to reach Kharagpur (KGP). In the mean time, sometimes when someone would call I would receive in 'white' without able to know who was calling. This was adventurous.

In KGP, I got one spare phone to use for the duration of a week. Not before the end of the week, I could find time to think about repairing my phone. One friend suggested a known shop (ya, i am using a rare phone, it is almost impossible to get yourself its store around) and it was treated in around two hours.

On my way back to my place I was happy. But, what the heavens was that! it was back to 'white' after 4-5 taps. I was really sad. It was already late in night and decided not to go back to shop. I called the mechanic back and he offered that he would take, may be, 'one day' and then I would get it done. Next evening, I was supposed to leave. my friend suggested that he was 'good' guy and I should give it a try.

That 'one more day' finally turned out to be more than one month. And I set a new record in this decade (previous one was in last decade :P). Other than home, nobody would have any idea where on the earth I was.

Thanks to my laziness, such a thing happened again.

------------------------------------------------------ कोई भी मूल्य एवं संस्कृति तब तक जीवित नहीं रह सकती जब तक वह आचरण में नहीं है.


Logic behind crying foul for 'Notice to an IAS for breaching protocol'

I read a news about a notice to an IAS for wearing sunglasses while greeting PM Modi.

People say he is 'dabang' and and its wrong coz an officer is known by his wroks.. bla.. bla...blah.

First thing, officer is given such respect and power only he is in discipline. He is inside a system.... and he is greeting PM not his father-in-law who would be happy to see that his son-in-law has got new goggles.

So called logical Indians should start sending their kids to school in any casual dress,... to apply for Indian Passport or a Visa from now on they would love to wear goggles/sunglasses ... and should attend marriages and other functions in Lungi (southerners do that in a sophisticated way though)+chappal (slippers), while on condolences they should wear a special dress like sherwani with full makeup.. .. ... KYONKI AADMI KI PAHCHAAN KAPDON, CHASME, AUR LUNGI+CHAPPLA SE NAHIN HOTI....USKE KAAM SE HOTI HAI (A man is known by his work not by dress or goggle).

------ कोई भी मूल्य एवं संस्कृति तब तक जीवित नहीं रह सकती जब तक वह आचरण में नहीं है.