Saturday, April 29, 2017

966 While triple talaq is a very cruel custom violating human rights, Mr. Narendra Modi could have allowed Supreme Court to issue appropriate directions on it


Every Indian, with the exception of a few religious bigots and fanatics agree that triple talaq is a cruel custom, violating human rights. The custom needs to be discontinued by all means, legislation, persuasion, social reforms. But our Honorable Prime Minister of India appears to be in a hurry. He seems to be in undue haste. This is particularly true because, the matter is sub judice, and the Highest Court of India is going to hear it on 11th May 2017 (only 15 days ahead). It is very much likely that Supreme Court may expedite its decision in view of its 'cruel' nature, and its paramount imporance from the point of view of human rights. The rising of the issue by Mr. Narendra Modi in Karnataka, which is due for elections this year, he has created a situation that he wants to seize the initiative from Supreme Court of India. Besides, an impression among people's minds may arise that our Prime Minister does not want to give due credit to the Supreme Court, and that he wants to emerge as 'Muslim nAri hridaya samrAT' (English: "Emperor of the Hearts of Muslim Women") , and wants to be hailed as their Messiah.

A quote of what Mr. Modi is reported to have said in Karnataka, on the occasion of the birth anniversary celebration of Basaveswara, a Kannada philosopher


'Don't politicise triple talaq issue',

"... protect women from the effects of the practice of oral divorce. ..."

"...“I am sure enlightened people will emerge from among Muslims and come forward to end this practice, liberating our Muslim daughters and mothers from the scourge ..."

"...“Come out and find a solution. That solution will have its own majesty and generations will remember you. ..."

"...show the 'path of modernity' to Muslims across the world. ... That is the kind of power and energy this land gives to all of us.”

" ... Reformers from the Muslim community itself+ will come forward to fight what (our) Muslim daughters have to go through (in the name of triple talaq), they will find a way out ..."

"... I also request the Muslim community, don't look at this issue through a political lens, don't let it go that route ..."

"...show the “path of modernity” to Muslims across the world. “That is the kind of power and energy this land gives to all of us. ...”




yb-donkey's personal views, not intended to be imposed on others


Mr. Modi is asking others not to politicise the issue. But, he himself is politicising it. Other parties have not raised it. Besides, the appropriate time to raise this issue will be : "after receiving Supreme Court judgement, and before implementing it".

Hon. Prime Minister has rightly identified the resentment and unrest in the minds of enlightened / educated Muslim Women, about the continuance of the obnoxious custom of triple talaq. But the timing is not apt, because it gives an impression that he is trying to use 'liberation of Muslim women from triple talaq' as a bait to capture their votes. But, it can be counter-productive sometimes, because he may be alienating Muslim Men from BJP.

SAUDI ARABIAN + Pakisthani TUTORED MUSLIM CLERICS MAY SPOIL THE MINDS OF MUSLIM MEN


Instigated by Saudi Arabian and Pakisthani trained Muslim Clerics may instigate the minds of Muslim men to such an extent that Muslim Husbands may not allow their wives to go out and vote in the 2019 General Elections.

PLIGHT OF BURQA/VEIL CLAD WOMEN


Day by day, the % of burqa clad women, face-tightly-tied with veil, moving on streets, is rising. They seem to be under pressure from their parents, siblings, husbands, neighbors to wear burqa or at least tightly tie their faces with full veil. Government of India ought to initiate a survey on the plight of women who are forced to wear burqa. Even during those surveys, majority women may inform that they wear the burqa/full veil on their own volition, and that there is no pressure on them to wear full mask. Burqa women need liberation from their hardships. But Governments cannot take hasty steps, which will lead to alienation, and conflicts between men and women.

All these issues are very slippery. "Slow and Steady" treading with "harmony and conciliation" are very important.

BJP LEADERS HAVE TO INTROSPECT


Many Indians view BJP as a party with 'HIndu Religious Agenda'. BJP also seems to believe that it is the sole representative of the Hindus, and Indian Nationalism + patriotism. If BJP's positioning itself as the savior of Hindu Religion is true, the right step for the BJP Leaders ought to have been to start with REFORMING HINDU CUSTOMS. For example, there is the custom of lavish expenditure in Hindu Marriages, and the CRUEL practice of extracting / extorting dowry from daughters-in-law and their parents. This practice is continuing in spite of Dowry Prohibition Act, and Sec. 498 of IPC domestic violence provisions. This dowry harassment and violence appears to be more rampant, quantitatively and in intensity, in BJP Ruled states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra. Uttar Pradesh.
See this link: Click to go to http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Dowry-death-One-bride-burnt-every-hour/articleshow/11644691.cms. Here is one quote from it:--
2012 Report: NEW DELHI: In a crime that is prevalent only in India, greedy husbands and his relatives harass the newly wed bride for getting more dowry, and often kill her in the process. And, very often, she is burnt alive. This horror is therefore called bride-burning or in official terms, dowry death.

In 2010, there were 8391 reported cases of dowry death in the country. That works out to a shocking one death every hour approximately. Bride-burning is on the increase — just a decade ago, in 2000, there were 6995 cases.


Another link of 2015, worth studying: Click here to go to http://www.smh.com.au/world/india-burning-brides-and-ancient-practice-is-on-the-rise-20150115-12r4j1.html

A quote from the above news report

"...Of the 671 bride burnings she knew of in the area surrounding Bangalore last year, only about 50 cases had been formally registered by police last year. Nationally, convictions are secured in only about 15 per cent of cases that make it to court. ..."


yb-donkey: If only 50 cases are reported out of 671 bride burnings at Bangalore, and conviction rate is only 15% of tried cases, what will be the position at All India level? Bangalore is also in Karnataka State, where Mr. Narendra Modi spoke. Why didn't Mr. Modi speak about 'dowry deaths' (seems to be common to all religions, as far as my little knowledge goes)?

TODAY'S ENVIRONMENT IS VITIATED WITH CONFLICTS AMONG ISLAMIC COUNTRIES, AND BETWEEN WEST and THE isis+taliban


We know that today's world is infested with terrorists. Some external elements from countries like Saudi Arabia, Dubai (UAE), Pakistan are trying to play with Indian Muslim sentiments and superstitions, by instigating some gullible innocent Indian Muslim clerics. In the circumstances, every step on our part will have to be very careful, discreet, and harmonizing. Any indiscreet step, hasty step can lead to long-drawn civil wars. Who wins or who loses in the process will be immaterial, because WEAPON SELLING COUNTRIES WILL USE THE OPPORTUNITY TO FISH IN TROUBLED WATERS, and the country will be ultimate loser.

A verse by the Great Ancient Sanskrit poet 'bhAravi's' work 'kirAtArjunIyam':
सहसा विदधीत न क्रियाम्
अविवेकः परमापदां पदम् ।
वृणते हि विमृश्यकारिणं
गुणलुब्धाः स्वयमेव हि संपदः ॥ (किरातार्जुनीयम् २.३०)

sahasA vidadhIt na kriyAm
avivEkaha paramApadAm padam
vriNatE hi vimrisya kAriNam
guNalabdhAha svayamEva hi sampadaha.
(KirAtArjunIyam 2/30)

సహసా విదధీత్ న క్రియామ్
అవివేకః పరమాపదామ్ పదమ్
వృణుతేహి విమృశ్య కారిణమ్
గుణ లబ్ధాః స్వయమేవ హి సంపదాః.
కిరాతార్జునీయమ్, ౨_౩౦.

Approx. Gist: 1. Nothing should be done in haste/hurry. (There is also a reverse maxim: Alasyam amritam visham. Meaning: When delayed, nectar can become poison).

2. Indiscretion can become a cause for great dangers/hardships and troubles.

3. Good Results and glory accomplished with virtuosity, prefer those who exercise discretion. In other words, an approximate inference. (subject to revision): Only those who exercise discretion can alone gain virtuosity, and good results.


VOCABULARY HELP FOR 'DISCREET' AND 'DISCRETE'

discreet, adj. : Careful and prudent in one's speech or actions, especially in order to keep something confidential or to avoid embarrassment. ‘we made some discreet inquiries’

Intentionally unobtrusive. ‘a discreet cough’ Usage: The words discrete and discreet are pronounced in the same way and share the same origin but they do not mean the same thing. Discrete means ‘separate’, as in a finite number of discrete categories, while discreet means ‘careful and circumspect’, as in you can rely on him to be discreet
Link to : Click to go to https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/discreet


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965 Who is in cocoon and who is in cage? The cocooner should ask the cager!!!


Hunger-atulations to Mr. Donald Trump on the occasion of his completing his 100 days in power. His comments on this occasion, courtesy Router.com are worth remembering for some days to come, not because they contain any extra-ordinary extro-reflections or intro-reflections, but because we have to take into account his jubilations and frustrations as the Head of the World's Feudo-Capialist System (Clearer: Feudal-Capitalist System). It is also difficult to gauge whether he fully or partly really knows the horrors of Capitalism and the endless hazards it places on its victims and sufferers. We shall first start with the Reuters Link: Click here to go to http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-100days-idUSKBN17U0CA. These comments we cannot take as 'prasUti vairAgyam' (Telugu language spoken by 100 millions idiom. English: prasUti=delivery of a baby. vairAgyam=Remorse, detachment, and a feeling of renunciation which a person, particularly the pregnant woman gets at the time of her pains during delivery), or 'smaSAna vairAgyam' (English: smaSAnam=grave yard/cremation ground. vairAgyam=Penitence, as preceding. The feeling of repentence a person gets when he-she visits a grave/cremation, when a feeling of total transience of life comes into fore), because prasUti vairAgyam and smaSAna vairAgyam are emotional disturbances confined to individuals and their family members surrounding them. But, frustrations of Presidents, Prime Ministers and Dictators can lead to World Wars, use of chemical weapons, nuclear weapons, Mother of All Bombs.

FIBRES AND THREADS FROM DONALD TRUMPS COCOONS


"I was accustomed to not having privacy in my "old life ... I am suprised surprise at how little I have now. ... I am still getting used to having 24-hour Secret Service protection and its accompanying constraints."

"... You're really into your own little cocoon, because you have such massive protection that you really can't go anywhere ..."

"... I missed being behind the wheel myself. ..."

"... I like to drive. ... I can't drive any more."




ybrao-a-donkey's views, which are not intended to be imposed on others


Some previous American Presidents, including Barack Obama , might have maintained their calm, and emotional equilibrium even amidst trying circumstances (Telugu idiom: pancAgni madhyam-- Engl. "in the midst of five fires", a method of rigorous penance undertaken by Seekers of Self-Realisation), but Mr. Trump is relatively outspoken, when compared to many of the past Presidents. It is probable, that he may also be indulging in some self-pity, or it is an inimitable his own style of boasting 'HA! How great is my security. Which else world leader will have the grandeur-s of my 'Secret Service' Security Bandwagons!. Telugu language: CImalu dUrani ciTTaDavi, kAkulu dUrani kAraDavi. Approx. English: WhiteHouse Security is like a dense forest in which ants cannot intrude, or crows cannot fly through.

Who asked all these Presidents, Prime Ministers, Dictators, Monarchs, Kings and Emperors, to enter into cocoons? On their own volition they enter. On their own volition they do dozens of things which are ANTI PEOPLE, ANTI WORKING CLASS. They do not mind encouraging terrorist and militant persons, groups, Heads of State, Heads of Government, countries to indulge in homicides, genocides, infanticides, and what not?

SELF-INCARCERATING IN COCOONS AND CAGES BY HEADS OF STATE , AND HEADS OF GOVERNMENT, WE NEED NOT SYMPATHIZE.


Why should we sympathize them, when the self-incarcerations are their own, and which they within their own minds and consciences (if at all they have any consciences, albeit they may have crooked minds) view within themselves when alone, with great glee and pride.

HORRORS OF CAPITALISM. See this DailyMail.co.uk link



See this link: Click here to go to http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2558403/Hong-Kongs-caged-dogs-Poverty-stricken-people-forced-live-like-animals-one-worlds-wealthiest-densely-populated-cities.html.
We should be grateful to the Dailymail.co.uk for bringing to light these harsh realities about the persons who live in cages in Hong Kong. Some are realities which are capable of bringing tears into our eyes, about these HORRORS OF CAPITALISM:-

PUBLISHED by DailyMail on: 11:22 BST, 13 February 2014. In these three years, things might have worsened:--

Crammed into wire mesh boxes the size of coffins, these are the penniless people forced to live like animals in one of the world's richest cities.

Hong Kong's forgotten 'caged dogs' pay about HK$1,500 a year (£117) to live in a city whose small size and high population pushes the rent on even a tiny flat far out of the reach of its poorest residents.

The poverty-stricken people keep their clothes and photos of loved ones next to filthy blankets in their cages, which measure 6ft long and between 2 1/2 ft and 3ft wide and are stacked on top of each other.

Some of them cannot stretch their legs out straight and are forced to sleep curled up in a ball.

ife in a cage: Yan Chi Keung, 57, reads the newspaper in his cage home in Hong Kong. The wire mesh boxes are 6ft long and up to 3ft wide and cost £117 a year, compared to £1,240 a month for a small, privately-rented one-bedroom apartment. More than 220,000 people are on the housing waiting list.

Caged dogs: Retired Kong Sui Kao, 64, lives in this cage in a cramped room alongside seventeen other people on the roof of a 12-storey block. His underwear hangs on a coat hanger, his shirts are inside the cage and his meagre possessions are stored on a makeshift shelf above his feet

Retired manual labourer, 79-year-old Tai Lun Po, has lived in his cage home for 30 years. The inhabitants are stacked on top of each other in damp, dark conditions.

Poverty: Eight-year-old Lee Ka Ying lives in a 6ft square 'cubicle cage home' with her mother, pcitured. For many it is the only way to work in the overcrowded city British-born photographer Brian Cassey, who lives in Cairns, Australia, is the latest to document residents of shocking cage homes who are known locally as 'caged dogs'.


INDIAN CONDITIONS are somewhat different


Indian conditions are somewhat different. Some poor among us live in thatched homes of less than 100 sq.ft.in area. For example, I have spent four years of my boyhood (1964-1968 March) in a thatched hut of less than 100 sq.ft, with my four brothers, and parents. In addition to the five children, during that period, two sons were born to my parents, both of whom died in their infancy. I have seen people in our surroundings, living in round huts of 4 ft. radius. But, we were never caged dogs., though we might have faced hardships in fetching drinking water, bathing water, two square meals etc. Our freedoms were never at loss. We could move freely amidst dirt, mud, make muddy-toys for playing, go in the lanes plying used cycle tires, pick up used empty cigarette packets, match boxes in the streets, and play 'baechchAs -stone slab strikers(Telugu language)' with them. Playing glass marbles was our sport, in addition to playing baechchas.

Whom should we sympathize? Cage dogs of Hongkong (&probably Japan)? Or the Donald Trump in his cocoon?

JOKES


Hon. Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh was reported to have said to Deccan Chronicle on 4th June 2016. Click to go to Deccanchronicle.com. and study this interview.

Morals and ethics have come down drastically in politics. Criminals and economic terrorists are entering politics. They lack basic ethics and culture.


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Thursday, April 27, 2017

964 PRIME MINISTER'S DREAM OF PERSON WEARING HAVAI CHAPPALS, BOARDING AIRCRAFT CAN AND WILL NEVER HAPPEN, EXCEPT AS LONG AS THE EUPHORIA EXISTS


Respected Narendra Modi, the 2014-17+ Prime Minister of India has made some wishful thinking, us presuming that he is sincere in what he said, -- "Air travel is now not just for the rich, I want air travel to be for all. ... My dream was to see a person who wears a hawai chappal (slippers) to fly on the hawai jahaaz (aircraft)...". But, this inaugurated lofty ideal will not last long. Reasons are given below. There are no solutions for this problem. The People of India are not ready for common-place air travel. Only Elite who can PAY HEAVILY ALONE have the comforts/luxuries of Air Travel. Mr. Narendra Modi is trying to place the cart before the horses. I am sad that he does not know our priorities. About his observation / wish that a hawai chappal wearing person (somebody less than even the common man) should be able to board an aircraft, one thing we cannot forget: A person who acquires a capability to purchase air ticket and enplane will shift to wearing shoes, coats, and other expensive clothing and footwear. Let us take the case of Mr. Narendra Modi himself. According to the stories available on internet, till he was anointed as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, he did not have independent source of income, as he was not pursuing any occupation or doing a job, howsoever small it may be, to purchase even havai chappals. After becoming Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001, he might have started wearing expensive shoes, designer haute coutre (his kurtas are custom made), Bylagri spectacles, Movado Watch, Monte Blanc Pens. He not only started to wear bulletproof cars, but also to send them on aircraft to wherever he goes.

RELEVANT LINKS


Click to go to https://www.telegraphindia.com/1140524/jsp/nation/story_18376709.jsp.

Click here to go to http://businessworld.in/article/Modi-Launches-UDAN-Scheme-For-Affordable-Air-Travel-/27-04-2017-117130/, to study the observations made by Hon. Modi.

Click to go to http://www.hindustantimes.com/fashion-and-trends/when-narendra-modi-dresses-world-watches-his-top-10-fashion-moments/story-s7Y4VziZnJGElFVWcQRz6I.html.

VOCABULARY HELP FOR 'HAUTE COUTURE'


haute couture/ˌəʊt kʊˈtjʊə/ noun

expensive, fashionable clothes produced by leading fashion houses.

Source Link: Click here to go to Wikipedia.org haute couture.

Haute couture (/ˌoʊt kuːˈtjʊər/; French pronunciation: ​[ot kuˈtyʁ]; French for "high sewing" or "high dressmaking" or "high fashion") is the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. Haute couture is high end fashion that is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high quality, expensive, often unusual fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable sewers, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques. Couture translates literally from French as "dressmaking" but may also refer to fashion, sewing, or needlework[1] - Fashion-Era and is also used as a common abbreviation of haute couture and refers to the same thing in spirit.[2] Haute translates literally to "high". A haute couture garment is often made for a client, tailored specifically for the wearer's measurements and body stance. Considering the amount of time, money, and skill allotted to each completed piece, haute couture garments are also described as having no price tag: budget is not relevant.




ybrao-a-donkey's views intended not to be imposed on others


This ybrao-a-donkey is completing 67 years age. Though I have worked as a Bank Officer, I have never boarded an aircraft. When I worked in remote villages of Telangana of 1983, I heard people calling it 'meen mOTor' (Telugu: 'meen' = minnu, sky. Motor = car). Very rarely, hardly 3 or 4 in an year, aircraft go on the sky-space over their (and also my) heads. There is no need for them or me a Bank Manager at that time to travel by air. I am not writing this to boast. I am writing this not for boasting, but set the history straight.

AIR TRAVEL SHOULD BE 'NEED BASED' AND NOT 'CAPACITY TO PAY BASIS'


A depraved and an impoverished Nation like India cannot have 'Promotion of Air Travel as a goal or an objective'. India is a geographically very expansive country, and densely populated country. Consequently, we find that most long distance trains are congested and crowded. Travelling long distances with an unreserved general ticket can be as challenging as climbing Mount Everest. Hence, India cannot do without Air Travel. Yet, India may not need Air Travel for pilgrimages, site-seeing, attending unproductive seminars, conferences and meetings.

Mr. Modi and Mr. Rajnath Singh claim great affinity and love to the Members of our Defence, BSF, CRPF, Police and other paramilitary forces. Why can't they provide free / substantially concessional air travel to long distance travellers of these forces?



A native of Kerala or Tamil Nadu working in Kashmir or Gorakhpur or Guwahati when he-she visits his native place has to undergo a hazardous train travel. On official duties also, they will be moving from one extreme edge to another extreme edge of the country through trains. During these train journies, sometimes, squabbles and squirmish-es take place resulting in military misbehaviors or public misbehaviors, resulting in loss of mutual respect between the country's defenders and the country's constituents. Why can't the Government of India treat all these journeys as 'persons with havai chappals stepping into an aircraft'? Why can't Government of India allow / request Air India to run sufficient number of flights to our Forces, and why can't the Govt. of India reimburse Air India with all these fares. This will save Air India from its impending sale to some Tom, Dick and Harry. It will also raise the morale of all our Defence, Security and Police Forces.

PRIVATE AIRLINES COMPETE WITH ONE ANOTHER IN PROVIDING JOY JOURNEYS, HONEY MOON TRIPS TO SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, EUROPE


Can India really afford outward tourism? India is an expansive country with with divergent geographical terrains, wonders of nature and scenery, flora, fauna, cultures, local histories, to explore which a life of 100 years will not be enough. The key question here is when India is undergoing through a severe balance of trade adversity, balance of payments imbalances, why should Indians go abroad as tourists? First, we should explore our own country, and exhaust all our places, and -- venture overseas only when there is nothing indigenous is left out.

MOST RECKLESS CULPRITS IN FOREIGN TRAVEL ARE FILM PRODUCERS-DIRECTORS


It will be disturbing to note that Indian Film Producers and Directors have reached a situation where they can't shoot even a single film song or scene at Indian locations, or in Indian Streets. Why every song is shot in London or Singapore or New York Streets. Shootings abroad can be completely banned to reduce cost of production of Indian Films.

Cut-throat competition by Private Airlines


Private Airlines with their cut-throat methods kill one another. Simultaneously, they will also suffocate and kill Air India. KingFisher Airlines serves as the best example of this adventurism. Yet, we cannot totally avoid Private Sector. If Private Industrialists, film stars, cricketers, etc. have so much money to shower on Private Airlines, let them do.

Government Deparments, Corporates, Companies, Public Sector Banks, etc.can patronize Air-India, apart from the Defence Forces. Under no circumstances, there should be no patronage with Budget Funds and Public Sector Funds to the Private Airlines.

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