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Posted by ajadhind on October 27, 2007

We adopted their lifestyles like pub culture but here are some photoes that show what should we learn first from them……… one photo which is very rare to see in india , even a small politician who visits flood affected areas will have a big gang behind him and see the photo below American president with just 4-5 people behind him.

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Posted by ajadhind on October 8, 2007

The `Ruling people’ always gives this call to naxals “come to main stream, we will discuss and sort out things”. But what is their in the mainstream? In these days when the mineral water is not 100% pure no one expects the ` mainstream ‘ to be pure upto 75%. But atleast 75% purity should be there. WHERE IS IT? A youth who sees the present day politics in Karnataka will lose
hope in this Democracy. Everyone is behind power.

If H.D.Kumaraswamy and his father Devegowda had transferred the power then the same BJP personnel would have praised them like anything. How can we gain faith in a system in which the party which was in 3rd position in the previous polls enjoyed the power for last 38 months, they had Deputy CM post for first 18 months and CM post for next 20 months. Each time they had alignment with 2 different parties. No one cared for the principles.

Devegowda has virtually shifted his politics from ” dilli to gully” and he is least bothered about his and his parties image. He just want power in his hands or under his control. Some of the congressmen are getting ready to join hands with JD[S] again just because they don’t have guts to face election and more than that they need power. Is this the culture of so called ” GANDHI PARTY”?

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Posted by ajadhind on October 2, 2007

We remember him only on october 2 , political parties will praise him on this date and congress is one step forward , it had limited him to their political party…… he is a matter of politics for them. Instead of praising or teasing him read this article about a lady who is a follower of gandhi in real sense.

For the past 30-odd years Manipur, home to over 30 militant groups and bitter ethnic strife, has known just one way to settle disputes: through the barrel of the gun. So when someone undertakes a non-violent protest for six years, the state sits up and takes notice. Irom Sharmila Chanu has, since November 2000, refused food and water in protest against the imposition of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (1958) in her state — and today occupies a unique position among her people.
The “Iron Lady Of Manipur” has now shifted base to Delhi, seeking a better platform to make her voice heard and her protest to take effect — and, ironically, to show the national capital that Gandhian protest is still alive. Indeed, her only excursion beyond Jantar Mantar has been to Rajghat, to pay homage to the Mahatma.
While the capital’s Manipuri population makes a beeline for her, the state government — which has kept her alive for six years by force-feeding her through the nose — is probably heaving a private sigh of relief. Should anything happen to her now, their slate is clean. It’s another matter that if Sharmila dies, and it’s a distinct possibility, Manipur will burn. By living, she’s kept in check the outrage against the AFSPA. She gives hope. If she should die fasting, her cause and the circumstances of her death could well lead to another June 18-like uprising. The Manipur government realised this, and made sure she stayed alive as long as she was in Manipur.
Sharmila’s protest was triggered by not by any political agenda but a gruesome massacre: The gunning down, by security forces, of 10 people waiting at a bus-stand in Malom near Imphal in November 2000 on suspicion of being insurgents. She was 28 then, just another ordinary Manipuri tired of the violence that perpetrated every facet of life.
“It was too much for me, beyond my capacity of tolerance”, she told this writer in September 2005, lying in in her tacky room in the security ward of the Jawaharlal Nehru government hospital in Imphal. Getting an interview with her was about the easiest thing, for the government was more than happy to have the media report that she was alive and well, as many times as possible. While the media had easy access to her, family members were not allowed audience.
In that nondescript, bare room with a regulation hospital bed and a rotting wooden table, with two bored policewomen for company, Sharmila was a spectral shadow with curly hair and a nose feeding tube dangling from one nostril. On the wall behind her pillow was the most striking aspect of the room: a huge collage of magazine cuttings and newspaper clippings that she put together. It was probably this avid interest in news, and the yoga she practised daily, that kept her mental strength intact.
Told that the government spent more than Rs 1 lakh every year to keep her alive, she was shocked. “I consume so much public money? Very shocking”, she said, barely audible. “I suppose the government is afraid to let me die. I am not suicide-eager; I want to live and die like normal people (do), but this hunger-strike is the only way open to me to achieve my goal.”
Her anger is more against the state government, which she called a “puppet of the Centre”. “The government cannot decide its political agenda, so their logic is: suppress the voice of the people. I think of myself more as a social reformer, and the common people are more convinced of the sentiments of social reformers like me rather than the promises of the government. All this insurgency, this extortion is a fallout of government policy,” she’d said.
Repeated appeals from the state government, including several personal requests by chief minister O Ibobi Singh, have not affected Sharmila’s resolve. When, following the Manorama incident in 2004 (Manorama was allegedly raped and killed by paramilitaries), the AFSPA was lifted from Imphal municipal limits and the Prime Minister reassured her of further relaxations, Sharmila remained unfazed. “The AFSPA has to be totally lifted from Manipur. Till then, my fast continues.”
Recognition of her non-violent protest was made all the more clear when she was included among the 1,000 women jointly nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005; when told about it, she broke out in a rare smile, then said that she wanted to meet the other 999 women and share experiences.
The ball is in the Centre’s court. Will they, too, arrest Sharmila and nose-feed her for as long as it takes? Will her deteriorating health hold up? Answers to these questions seem far more easy to guess than whether the AFSPA will be lifted from Manipur to restore a normal life to her.

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Posted by ajadhind on September 27, 2007

This is really shameful act by our media. Except DD NEWS no one mentioned about the 100th birthday of Bhagath singh. one was busy with bipasha’s exclusive interview, other with sanjay’s bail, devanand’s romantic birthdays………

[I am extremely sorry to say this , august 24th was rajguru’s 100th birthday, since i don’t have any books about his life story i didn’t know that]

Leave them , let they deal with articles which increase their TRP. Bhagath singh born on september 27 1907 in a village called banga which now is in Pakistan’s layalpur district.

Here are some qoutes and a letter from bhagath for you :-
“I am a man and all that affects manking concerns me”
“The aim of life is no more to control mind, but to develop it harmoniously, not to achieve salvation here after, but to make the best use of it here below, and not to realise truth, beauty and good only in contemplation, but also in-the actual experience of daily life; social progress depends not upon the ennoblement of the few but on the enrichment democracy or universal brotherhod can be achieved only when there is an equality of opportunity of opportunity in the social, political and individual life.”

On the slogan of ‘Long Live Revolution’
Shri Ramanand Chaterji the editor of Modern Review, ridiculed the slogan of ‘Long Live Revolution’ through an editorial note and gave an entirly wrong interpretation. Bhagat Singh wrote a reply and handed it over to the trying megistrate to be sent to Modern Review. This was published in The Tribune of December 24, 1929. To THE EDITOR MODERN REVIEW You have in the December (1929) issue of your esteemed magazine, written a note under the caption “Long Live Revolution” and have pointed out the meaninglessness of this phrase. It would be impertinent on our part to try to refute or contradict the statement of such an old, experienced and renowned journalist as your noble self, for whom every enlightened Indian has profound admiration. Still we feel it our duty to explain what we desire to convey by the said phrase, as in a way it fell to our lot to give these “cries” a publicity in this country at this stage. We are not the originators of this cry. The same cry had been used in Russain revolutionary movement. Upton Sinclair, the well known socialist writer, has, in his recent novels Boston and Oil, used this cry through some of the anarchist revolutionary characters. The phrase never means that the sanguinary strife should ever continue, or that nothing should ever be stationary even for a short while. By long usage this cry achieves a significicance which may not be quite justifiable from the grammatical or the etymological point of view, but nevertheless we cannot abstract from that the association of ideas connected with that. All such shouts denote a general sense which is partly acquired and partly inherent in them. For instance, when we shout “Long Live Jatin Das”, we cannot and do not mean thereby that Das should Physically be alive. What we mean by that shout is that the noble ideal of his life, the indomitable spirit which enabled that great martyr to bear such untold suffering and to make the extreme sacrifice for that we may show the same unfailing courage in persuance of our ideal. It is that spirit that we allude to. Simiarly, one should not interpret the word “Revolution” in its literal sense. Various meanings and significances are attributed to this word, according to the interests of those who use or misuse it. For the established agencies of exploitation it conjures up a feeling of blood stained horror. To the revolutionaries it is a sacred phrase. We tried to clear in our statement before the Session Judge, Delhi, in our trial in the Assembly Bomb Case, what we mean by the word “Revolution” We stated therein that Revolution did not necessarily involve sanguinary strife. It was not a cult of bomb and pistol. They may sometimes be mere means for its achievement. No doubt they play a prominent part in some movements, but they do not – for that very reason -become one and the same thing. A rebellion is not a revolution. It may ultimately lead to that end. The sense in which the word Revolution is used in that phrase, is the spirit, the longing for a change for the better. The people generally get accustomed to the established order of things and begin to tremble at the very idea of a change. It is this lethargical spirit that needs be replaced by the revolutionary spirit. Otherwise degeneration gains the upper hand and the whole humanity is led stray by the reactionary forces. Such a state of affiars leads to stagnation and paralysis in human progress. The spirit of Revolution should always permeate the soul of humanity, so that the reactionary forces may not accumulate (strength) to check its eternal onward march. Old order should change, always and ever, yielding place to new, so that one “good” order may not corrupt the world. It is in this sense that we raise the shout “Long Live Revolution” Yours sincerely (Sd/-.) Bhagat Singh B. K. Dutt

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Posted by ajadhind on September 14, 2007

Personally i don’t believe in god. But inspite of that i like lord Ganesha because he played an important role in the independence movement of our country. His participation in the movement was by the efforts of Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

During the rule of Peshwas Ganeshotsava was celebrated as an annual fest . After their downfall Ganeshotsava limited to household. Tilak thought that Ganeshotsava can be celebrated in a national level and it can be a stage for revolutionary movement. he brought Lord Ganapati from `house to public stage’.

Tilak compared this Ganeshotsava to Olympics of Greece. Olympic games increased the patriotism in Greece and so did the Ganeshotsava in India. As the meetings , stage and speeches were under the cover of RELIGION British hesitated to stop them. This helped the independence movement a lot.

Even after Independence the Ganeshotsava continued in a similar waybut unfortunately it has virtually moved to arrack shops and bars. A movement which played an important role in our Independence is now a festival of goondas, drinkers and small political leaders to show their `power’.

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Posted by ajadhind on September 10, 2007


Former chief minister was attacked, naxals took the responsibility.

police informant was killed in malnad , naxals took the responsibility.

But who is responsible for this? Is anyone ready to take the responsibility.

About 15 people died because the flyover collapsed in panjagutta area , the flyover was under construction was about to get ready for inaugaration in december of this year and before birth it died.

The flyover was constructed by Gammon India company [ they have iso:9001 certificate , their website says that and they are the only construction company with that certificate!], the flyover fell down just for 3 hours rain, the traffic was moving which indicates that the rain was not to a great extent to make the flyover to reach the ground.

Who will take responsibility of this? the construction company , the Engineers who aprroved their bills, the Politicians who always have a commission for these big constructions?

Naxals have violent attitudes in their principles, but what about people who always speak against violence ? Is this not a way of violence? Will the culprits get punished? Rare possibilities except for some months of suspension.

photo:- hindu

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Posted by ajadhind on September 8, 2007

use our soaps, it kills all the bacteria over your skin surface’ this is what most of the soap ads tell. But how safe are these soaps? Medical personell have to keep their hands very much clean because they do dressings , sutures the wound and due care should be taken that infection doesn’t spread from their hands. We use betadine or spirit for that purpose.
What if the soaps that is used by general population removes all the bacteria? is it safe?

Remember that many of the bacteria on our skin surface are ` commensals’ i.e.., they donot cause any harm to us rather they prevent the growth of certain disease causing bacteria. this happens by the fact that cammensals donot give space for the harmful bacteria. These cammensals are harmful only when the immune status of the person falls as occurs in hiv infection and in patients getting treatment for cancer on immunosupressive agents.

To understand the above concept here is a simple example – Most of you have taken antibiotics for fever , sore throat, running nose etc. Atleast some of you might have experienced loose stools after taking the antibiotice, why this happens? the oral antibiotics kill the commensals of the gut so that the harmful bacteria becomes active and cause diarrhoea in some. Nowadays some antibiotics also contain ` lactobacillus’ , a commensal organism.

Think twice before using these soaps.

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Posted by ajadhind on September 6, 2007

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Posted by ajadhind on September 4, 2007

One day i heard that the school fees in cities are very much high. i just started calculating it .

Here is the pattern of a child when it joins the school for the first time for that year:-

DONATION                   :- 20,000

FEES/YEAR                  :- 3,600

BUS CHARGE               :- 2400

UNIFORM                    :-800

A minimum of 50 students will get admitted

20,000 x 50  = 10,00,000

3,600 x 50    = 1,80,000

2400 x 50     = 1,20,000

800 x 50       = 40,000

TOTAL        = 13,40,000/-

13 lakh 40 thousand is what a school gets from freshly admitted 50 students to pre-nursery!!!! and unfortunately the price is still very high in many schools.

Now let us consider that the school has education upto 10th standard and each class has a strength of 50 students.

So total number of students from LKG, UKG, 1st to 10th standard = 12 x 50 = 600.

so 600 x 3600 [ year fees ]     = 21,60,000/-

    600 x 2400 [ bus charges]  = 14,40,000/-

Uniforms are sticthed in such a way that it becomes unfit for the child in few months

so 600 x 800  = 4,80,000

Schools will collect a fees of min 2000/- extra for every year  600 x 2000 = 12,00,000/-

TOTAL 21,60,000 + 14,40,000 + 4,80,000 + 12,00,000  =  52,80,000/-

FINALLY 13,40,000 + 52,80,000  =  66,20,000/- THIS IS THE ANNUAL INCOME FOR A SCHOOL [ i have not included the new admissions in between the year]

What will be the net profit of the school after giving salary to its staff? At present i don’t have clear details about the salary they are getting in private schools but as per my knowledge it will not cross 20 – 30% of the collected amount.

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Posted by ajadhind on August 31, 2007

” According to Government survey no suicides in the month of august 2007. But the report of Vidharba janandolan samithi says that 21 farmers have commited suicide in August 2007 and that occured in a span of 72 hours. Samithi says that the government surveys are biased because of increase in percentage of rejecting the cases [ Rejection is done by a tahasildar if he finds that the reason for suicides of farmer is other than agricultural problems] The rejection percentage has been increased from 61% in last year to 82% in this year, it has been said that the government officials because of orders from senior officers are rejecting the cases so that they can show that the ‘suicide rate’ is declining. ‘to get a clean chit cheat the farmers is their policy’ ” – these interesting , painful, shameful and real facts were revealed in the programme ‘witness’ of NDTV 24×7.

Here is an article by P.Sainath written in feb2006 about the situation of vidarbha

25 February 2006 – Rameshwar Suroshe got his name into three registers after February 9. He clocked in as Entry No. 301 in the “Register of deaths” kept by the Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti. That is, he was the 301st farmer in the region to take his own life since June 2 last year. In the tally of a leading Marathi newspaper, Sakaal, he would figure as No. 278. In the most chilling list of all, he may not merit a number as yet. That is the post-mortems register of the medical centre closest to his village in Yavatmal district.
Suroshe’s death in Nageshwadi was a bit unusual. The small farmer hanged himself. Most farmers killing themselves have swallowed pesticide. So much so that the verdict of death by “poisoning” has become synonymous with farm suicides. And those numbers have been rising in Vidarbha. Not least in Yavatmal. Since September 2005, post-mortem centres in Maharashtra are open 24 hours by government order. Which means that smaller local centres can now take some of the load off the main district hospitals.
The post-mortem centre at the sub-district hospital in Panderkauda — the heart of the cotton country — is a busy one. Here, poison deaths between October and early February were nearly three times the number seen in the same period two years ago. Also, they make up fully 75 per cent of all post-mortems this season. That is, 36 of the 48 post-mortems done so far. Further, the centre here is just one of its kind. There are 16 in the district of Yavatmal. And dozens more across Vidarbha.
Farm suicides have been on in disturbing numbers for some years now in the region. But there has been an ugly spurt since last October. By the end of that month, the price for cotton that farmers were getting sank by Rs.500 a quintal.
Which means Maharashtra’s cotton growers lost some Rs.850 crore on that count alone.
The fall came with the Government’s decision to withdraw the “advance bonus” of Rs.500 a quintal. By November, it was clear this would not be restored.
In Panderkauda, poison cases during October-February stood at almost double the number of all post-mortems done in the same period two years ago. The total number of post-mortems has also risen. From 206 in 2003-04, to 223 the next year. With a month and a half still left in the current year, it is past the 210 mark. And this is the worst period. “Of course almost all are small farmers,” says a doctor in this town of the deaths. “There may be some poison cases of a different nature. But then there are also farmers who have hanged or drowned themselves.” He also points out that these are the figures of just one centre in a single district. There are scores of post-mortem centres across Vidarbha.
Meanwhile, the total number of suicides is mounting. “It was clear this would happen once they cut the advance bonus,” says Kishore Tiwari of the Jan Andolan Samiti. It is in the Samiti’s register that Suroshe now resides as No. 301. There have been six more after him. Which brings the tally to 307. This figure only covers deaths reported in the newspapers. So it is not exhaustive. The Government’s own count is 315 since April 1, 2005.
The official figure begins on that date as it sticks to the financial year. The Andolan number starts from June 2 by when the farming season was in full swing. Sakaal goes by the count of its own reporters. The Andolan also keeps logs for two or three years past. The Government has changed its figure on the suicides four times in six months. And always upwards. From 140 to 1,041 State-wide. 
The Government admits to 309 farm suicides in Yavatmal alone from 2001 to September last year. That count would now stand at around 400 for the district. Much less than 10 per cent of the families hit by the suicides have got any compensation.
Collapse of cotton economy
The numbers since October are appalling. That month saw 20 farmers take their lives in the region. There were 52 in November, 72 in December, and 68 in January. February is still on. With few signs of a slowdown. The cotton economy has collapsed and most fear there is worse to follow.
Meanwhile a new study adds fresh data to the subject. A team from the Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research, Mumbai, looked at agrarian distress in Yavatmal, Washim, and Wardha districts. It also studied the larger trends of suicides in Maharashtra. One devastating finding is on the spiral in the State’s SMR or suicide mortality rate. (That is: suicides per 100,000 population.)
“The SMR for male farmers in Maharashtra trebled from 17 in 1995 to 53 in 2004.” In contrast, says the report, for all males in the State, it stabilised at a level of 20 or 21 after 2001. For women it even fell after 1999. Clearly, farmers have taken a huge hit. So much so that it pushes up the State’s overall SMR level. “In 2001, age-adjusted SMR for males was 20.6 in Maharashtra compared to India’s 14.0.”
The SMR for male farmers across Maharashtra is 53. That is nearly four times the national average for all males. In affected districts like Amravati, the figure for male farmers was 140 in 2004. That is, ten times the national average for all males. And seven times the State’s average for males. Vidarbha’s farmers are in deep trouble.
In over two-thirds of the 111 farm suicides the study looked at, those taking their lives were less than 50 years old. They were not novices. Close to 60 per cent had been farmers for over ten years. Two in five had seen matric-level schooling. And four of every five suicides were deaths by poisoning. That is, by drinking pesticide.
Meanwhile, the suicides have spread to the region’s paddy belt. Not as yet in huge numbers. But enough to cause alarm. There have been 24 in the paddy belt of Gondhia, Bhandara, and east Chandrapur since June 2 last year.
Not a paisa of the Government’s Rs.1,075 crore “relief package” has been disbursed so far. “How do those in Mumbai care,” asks Kishore Tiwari. “The suicides have crossed 300. But the SENSEX has crossed 10,000.” ⊕
P Sainath 25 Feb 2006

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