New 2000 Indian rupee note

Demonetization – impacts common man, parallels to history

I have been reading the news about demonetization ever since it was announced at 8th of November, 2016. It is surely a day that will stand out in history, like on 16th January, 1978. That year, that day, the currency notes of Rs 1,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 10,000 were scrapped. I do not even remotely remember those notes, of course, I was not born yet. If there has to be any parallels to be drawn, you can say that the then Janta party coalition and Bharatiya Janta Party are related. Apart from, black money, (more…)

Religious Clashes – Why do we need them at first place?

If you had a chance to read my post on The Great Indian Elections of 2014, there is something I had already said but did not anticipate it any time soon. Yes I am talking about the recent Communal clashes at Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

For once, there is no clarity on what caused the riots – with numerous stories doing rounds on social networks. And I have seen a few of my friends on Facebook starting to post messages – things that say or give more importance of Hindutva or Hindu Nationalism. I choose to ignore those messages, however many others may not.

Following these clashes, an announcement by BJP led me to write on this. BJP announced that they will send Modi to Muzaffarnagar too.  (more…)

Food… err… Vote Security Bill – pay now, reap later

Congress’ plan to hatch the egg before elections is questionable. Everyone sees this as an opportunity to garner votes ahead of the crucial 2014 elections. Even more so since there is a NaMo mania creeping the countrymen and women.

As I set my eyes on horizon for the next year elections, there are two things which are very clear.

  1. BJP does not have the strength of its own to stand guard at National Parliament as things are at present.
  2. Congress’ coalition politics still can work

Food Security Bill would not have been needed if the existing bills worked the way they were supposed to work. The middle men are the largest beneficiaries – as things turned out with Ration and other schemes.

As Sharad Yadav puts, “The beneficiaries of the schemes hardly get any benefits because of the middlemen and rampant corruption. It is hunger and dignity that affect the poor the most in the country”
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The Great Indian Elections of 2014

Coming soon is the great Indian Elections in year of 2014. So many of us have openly shared jokes and puns on the Congress and how their rule affected all of us for last 10 years. Many of us are seeing Modi as an icon who will help change all of that like magic.

I am of the opine that things will not change drastically, at least not in next 3 years. As such, the country has lost their faith in political rule and only hoping that someone would change this. Modi being the hope actually.

He has his troubled past, the 2002 riots behind him. The Party behind him has its ups and downs recently, and does not possess its own strength to rein the votes to Prime Minister-ship. It remains to be seen how strong it gets before the elections. (more…)

Akshaya Patra and generous deed

“Akshaya Patra” means an inexhaustible vessel. It was a wonderful vessel given to Yudhishthira by the Lord Surya, which held a never-failing supply of food to the Pandavas every day.

Akshaya Patra
Akshaya Patra

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is the largest non-profit organisation in the world to implement the school meal programme. They reach out to over 12 lakhs children in 19 locations across 9 states of India, providing them with freshly cooked meal on all school days. What started as a small initiative 10 years ago has born fruit to many children in India.

“No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.”

Today, there is a need for organizations like Akshaya Patra since our Government has been ineffective in bringing down or getting rid of corruption in India. The government organized School Meal service has been often in news for Corruption, Low Quality food and unhygienic kitchens in which the food is cooked. The food, served to the next generation that will guide our country, is often tasteless. (more…)