"He who travels far will often see things
Far removed from what he believed was Truth,
When he talks about it in the fields at home,
He is often accused of lying,
For the obdurate people will not believe
What they do not see and distinctly feel
Inexperience, I believe
Will give little credence to my song"
- Hermann Hesse (The Journey to the East)
One Must Read This! Please note that this section of my website is not to question anyone's patriotism or love for India. I am not writing here to change India. I have lived in India as any other ordinary and repsonsible citizen. I have paid my taxes with as much sincerity as you do. I have no interest in politics and I do not support any political party. I surely benefit from progress in India, like you do. In this page I have put together my expression/ opinion/ feelings for the social and government system without in anyway presenting myself as person with all the solutions or answers to the problems. I am not a social worker/ reformer/ revolutionary/authority or messiah who knows how India should be run. I am not for or against any institution. You would agree that about 70 years of independence and still millions in india are starving to death, children are mal-nutritioned, uneducated, farmers committing suicide - a huge population earning less than 1$ in a day. If spiritual India is shining then why are millions homless and hungry? Does it not saddens you? How can Indians permit such poverty and inhumane living conditions to its own people? I think we have messed up in our priorities. Therefore I am making this page. These thoughts and art works are randomly prepared, at different time, independent/ unrelated to each other, free flowing thoughts in adhoc way on what is happening around on TV, Newspaper and Internet. A perspective on life in India... Perspectives of an Alive person, an Alive Heart, an Alive Identity, an Alive Imagination, an Alive Brain, an Alive Dream...
Disclaimer: These cartoons are inspired from various news stories/incidents reported in news/media or based on life events in India. It is not in anyway my only opinion or documentary or biography of India or indians. These cartoons are made in good humour, as fiction to recreate and express actual events most of them published in print newspapers and/or available on TV/internet and is in public domain for entertainment purpose. Any event shown in the cartoon should not impute innocense or guilt on any person or group of people. This page is not intend do hurt sentiments and/or malign image of any person, body or country or group of people. Any resemblance is purely conincidental and unintentional, whether living or dead.
Justice Katju - article 90% Indians are idiots. Justice Markandey Katju is Former Chairman Press Council of India and a former Judge of Supreme Court, India. Click here or here for online news reports.
Ram Jethmalani - "Tragedy of this country is that rascals of politicians live in luxary but almost every teacher lives in a state of honorable poverty" - Ram Jethmalani (In an interview to "God Bless Our Home" Magazine)
"Divine Justice is the only hope for women in India" - Vartika Nanda in an interview to "God Bless Our Home" Magazine. Click here to read full article.
Dowry Deaths - One woman dies every hour
National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) figures state that 8,233 dowry deaths were reported in 2012 from various states. Click here for more details.
Rape Statistics - Click here for details.
India's Slave Brides - Sold as cows and goats. Click here for news article.
23 lakh applications for 368 Peon Jobs in Uttar Pradesh - Recently, more than 23 lakh persons have applied against 368 posts of peon in the UP state secretariat. The number is almost half the population of Lucknow, which is 45 lakhs. Over 2 lakh applicants are at least graduate with BTech, BSc, MSc and MCom degrees. Applications also include 255 candidates with a PhD degree. Click here for news report.
Rape Victims and Acid Attack victims are treated as untouchables of society! It must be their fault that they were raped and that acid was thrown on them! If they raise a voice against injustice, they are labelled as sinners, black sheeps, punished, harassed as traitors, treated as outcast and are expelled from a 'noble' and 'pious' society for good. If you do not give them jobs and support how can they ever hope to heal and improve themselves? Do you know any organization which gives them jobs? And you think humanity live in such social system?
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"Divine Justice is the only hope for Women in India", says eminent scholar and media consultant, Vartika Nanda. Click here to read her interview article with "God Bless Our Home" Magazine.
People watch porn in parliament. (Example 1, Example 2) Country is one of the most populated. Same majority of people, who are busy in multiple relationships before marriage, pre-marriage live-ins and extra-marital affairs are suddenly awaken to a high degree of idealism when it comes to censoring behaviour of others or when they see nudity in art or cinema.
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TV News is reduced to politics of hate or war! Turn to any newspaper paper or TV Channel randomly and you will find such kind of violence all over the country. Many of such cases also go unreported every day. Why as a society we are unable to reduce such events? Violence is increasing alarmingly inside the four walls we call home. Children of such houses go outside and do bigger crimes. Why are we becoming so insensitive, intolerant and violent? Story is same, whether it is rural areas or the civilized urban/metro cities. Legacy of violence is being passed on from one generation to another. Let us together in our homes pray for the sufferers...
Can Media rule the world? Replies Dr. Karan Thapar, Click here to read his interview with "God Bless Our Home" Magazine.
Cruelity against Animals - Who will read the numerous Examples of Cruelity against animals, when there are atrocities agains humans. Insensitive, Inhumane, exploiting others!
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Someone is Wrong on the Internet! We seem to know all the tricks to tear apart reputation of other people. Even if its a celebrity cricketer or a movie star or a social leader - the moment they reach the top, some people are adment to shower abuse, tear them down, propogate lies, do character assasination, basically destroy them so that it does not show how failure of their life and emptiness of soul!
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Quote of Shashi Tharoor on india as dying civilization
"Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin" - A country that boasts of "Truth always triumphens" is today most extravagantly admiring liars and detesting, most violently those who work for peace, truth and love. Worst government is the most moral. What I eat or I do inside my home is government's business? One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are at the top, there is no limit to oppression!
Pollution statistics in India Click here for details.
Quote of Osho on dying civiliation
Culture, Violence and Rape - An Article published in "God Bless Our Home" Magazine. Click here
O Mother India! O Mother Cow! What crimes are committed in the name of patriotism and your love!
Have a look at Akhlak's beef incident by clicking here.
Indians Can’t Kill Cows,
but Globally Lead in Beef Exports! - Latest statistics reveal that India is the global beef exporter, with Beef exports expected to touch a record 10.2 MT in 2015, thereby touching Rs 30,000 crores.Click here for detailed news report.
India ranks second in Abductions! - Based on reports of Abductions, the number of complaints registered, Control Risk, a UK Based consultancy, has published a ranking which puts India on second spot on ‘kidnap and ransom’ abductions. India ranks second only to Mexico on a list of kidnapping hotspots—ahead of Pakistan, Iraq and Nigeria. India seems to be becoming a ripe market for selling Kidnap and Ransom abductions of high net worth individuals, senior corporate officials and children. Click here for the detailed news report.
No invention, earth-shaking idea from India in 60 years: Narayana Murthy - IT czar Narayana Murthy at convocation address in Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, asked, “Is there one invention from India in the last 60 years that has become a household name in the globe? Is there one idea that has lead to an earth shaking invention to delight global citizens? Almost all inventions such as cars, electric bulb, radio, television, computers, internet,
Wi-Fi, MRI, laser, robots and many other gadgets and technology happened.” Click here for more.
15 times more deaths due to ‘Human
Error-Induced Accidents’ than Natural! - Latest data from National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) show that over 15 times more people die in human error-induced (unnatural) accidents than natural calamities almost every year. Among unnatural causes are accidents, drowning and accidental fire and road/rail accidents. While 20,000 people died in natural calamities across the country in 2014, human error claimed 3,16,828 lives. Click here for a detailed report.
What happens to Indian Army dogs if they become old or become unfit for duty even for a month? They are euthanised, said Maj Gen (retd) Kharb, (also the Chairman, Animal Welfare Board). In 2012-14, 1,989 animals were disposed by Indian army. Click here for a detailed news report.
80% of people in Bihar feel taking
money for vote is not wrong: Survey -
Where is ethical voting in a country that boasts of being world's largest democracy? A recent survey by the office of Bihar's Chief Electoral Officer reveals that almost 80% people feel taking money or gifts to vote for someone is not wrong. Click here for a detailed news report.
6 of top 10 world cities keying in 'porn' are Indian!
Latest Google Trends reveal that six of the top ten cities in the world keying in ‘Porn' on the search engine are in India. First is New Delhi, followed by Pune, Mumbai, Howrah, Unnao, Kuala Lumpur and Bangalore in that order. The data reflects both fetishes, and also perversion. Sociologists refuse to link online activity with offline behavior. Since 2008, the most number of 'animal porn' searches were from Pune, followed by New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. ‘Rape Porn' was widely searched term in Kolkata, Howrah, New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Pune. Unnao, a town in Uttar Pradesh, has most searches for ‘Child Sex'. Click here for a detailed news report.
Can a media based ‘Make in India’ campaign be a success ingredient for India? A magical formula, a plan for India's growth? Can such initiative through government structure ensure success of a business and society? Does India generate a feeling of a working community where each member, worker or owner has a common interest in better future? Mr. Amartya Sen commented India has population but world does not need general labour force, they depend on special labour? Also humane and intelligent workers? Has Indian society reached a stage where it can challenge its world counter parts or is it merely a myth, a political propaganda?
“Disabled people are God's mistake, says Goa CM, Laxmikant Pareskar - Disabled people are God's mistake, says Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar of Goa, at the inauguration of ‘We Care Film Festival' on disability issues. He said, “There are some brothers and sisters in the society, who are born with certain disabilities. God forgets to give them certain things. That is negligence on the part of God and for that the child has to suffer for entire life", Parsekar said. Therefore, NGOs have come into existence. The thing which God could not do, they are doing. They are rectifying the mistake committed by God. NGOs' work is more than that of God." Click here for the detailed news report.
“About 2,000 girls killed every day in India” says, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi, at the launch of "Save girl child-Educate girl child” Campaign. Click here for the news report.
Rs 9,300 Crore black money changes hands in medical seat sale every year! - It is estimated that ‘Sale' of MBBS and post graduate seats in medical colleges rakes in about Rs 10,000 crore or more in a year. Price of each seat varies from about Rs 55 lakh to 75 lakh, depending upon the college. Click here for the report.
India among world’s most
violent places: Study
The Global Peace Index (GPI) 2013, has ranked India at 141 number among 162 nations. Due to staggering 799 deaths to internal conflicts in 2012. Giving India company at the bottom are: Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan. World itself has grown less peaceful, with a 5% decline in last 6 years.
India home to a quarter of
the world’s hungry! Global Hunger Index reported that number of hungry people in the world are estimated at 2,489 million metric in Oct'2013. About a quarter of the world's hungry, or 210 million, are in India alone.
40% of Mumbai suicides due to family issues.
4 out of every 10 suicides in Mumbai from 2007 to 2011 were due to family problems, according to data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Similarly, 36% of suicides across the state during the same period were due to family problems.
"Patriotism cannot be our final spiritual shelter; my refuge is humanity. I will not buy glass for the price of diamonds, and I will never allow patriotism to triumph over humanity as long as I live" - Rabindranath Tagore