August 22, 2015

The great Indian Secular, Socialist and Democratic Republic and we are also proud of world’s most populated democracy, largest not land wise, and it is also said one of the world’s oldest civilizations, but slowly and slowly which is vanishing due to great secularism and social justice but which has been severely hit by a new dis-order, politically as lethal as the cancer virus: the absence of space for a civilized, nationalist and patriotic dialogue.

The signs of this malady are simple to detect: complete intolerance for another’s point of view, the belief by every section and individual that they are only right and all others are wrong, complete denial of other’s every issue leading to the complete non-acceptance of evaluation of merit or refusal for any healthy debate, an ambiance of unvarying hate and hostility, the regular use of foul language and lumpenization of almost all processes of dialogue and debate.

What are the main reasons behind this malaise? The first is a new form of ‘half-informed’ intellectual superficiality. Everybody claims to know the answer to every question but actually know nothing. They don’t doubt their intellectual hollowness. They denounce the opponent vehemently. This ambiance of shallow belief is in straight infringement of the intellectual elegance, based on ‘moulik soch’ or original thought, which is based of thousands of year’s journey of great civilization. Indian campuses are full of such half baked intellectuals who claim themselves as modern, liberal, secular and democratic but actually they are most intolerant to others. Recently nation saw intolerant behavior from such intellectuals and many a campuses witnessed politics of obstruction and disruption.

We Indians have dozens of such historical legacies which made us supreme humans.

Even when there was neither Christianity nor Islam, some six centuries before the birth of Christ and some ten centuries before the birth of Muhammad, great Bharat wrote a great treatise, ‘Natya Shastra.’ In 6,000 Sanskrit ‘shlokas’ entire essence of the aesthetic experience of ‘Rasa’ theory was written and discussed.

India had ‘Nalanda’ university even centuries before Christ, Christianity, Muhammad and Islam came into existence which taught students from as far as Japan and West Asia. Hieum Tsang has given a very evocative and touching account of this great university. This was the time when humans were roaming naked in other parts of world. India has oldest seats of learning and civilization like Kashi, Takshila, Patliputra etc..

Hug and kiss, beef eating, burning of Ramayana and Manu smiriti, eulogize caste and Islamic icon like Babur and Akbar, vulgar fashion show in campuses, seminar on Hindu hates and MF Hussain, transgender etc., are treated as sign of secularism, freedom of expression, liberalism, tolerance etc..  Now one can see dramas on hate Ram but love Ravan, mock Ma Durga but love Mahisasur, finance mosques and madarsas but obstruct Ram Temple etc…, Geeta, Cow, Sanskrit, Yoga, Rakshabandhan etc., are also under attack by the champions of secularism and expressionists.

The Vedas have all about the diverse marvel at the wonder of making of this universe.  The Upanishads discover the critical spirit of continuation not by reappearance of creed but by scholarly enquiry. Our sages, thousands of years ago, explored that truth can have many aspects, ekam satya, bipraha bahuda vedanti: The truth is one, but the world call it by different names. But our liberal and secularist are not ready to study these great creations of all times.

Sankaracharya, who revived and rejuvenated Hinduism in the 8th century CE, created  his theory of ‘advaitavad’, not by force or fear like Muslims or Christians or Communists but through dialogue, debate and learned argumentation, called ‘shastrarth’, for which he travelled entire south Asia, across the length and breadth of Bharat. He propounded the methodology of dialogue, discussion, debate and argument which is nowhere found in world history. In ‘Bhagwat’, Narayan or God-Himself narrated the creation of this universe.

Hindu metaphysics have six structures of philosophy. Apart from these systems Hinduism also has the iconoclastic Tantric institution and the Charvaka School which even questions the very presence of God. In his treatise the ‘Arthashastra’ even Chanakya (4th century BCE), a man of strong views, pondered over all the points of view, before he presented his views, to the world.

Tulsidas, Surdas, Maharshi Valmiki, Kabir, Mira, Kabir etc., great poets of Bhakti period, during the medieval period tried to went beyond religious boundaries and tried to dump intolerance practiced by Muslims. These great poets cum saints tried to open dialogue with God as their lover, seeking the path of truth leaving bigotry and fanaticism.

Appreciably, during freedom struggle, this dialogue culture was followed as well. The written material and letters between Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel are stuffed with open statements of differences, both on strategy and principles, but always within the self-control of civilized language and a space for others. Even BJP’s founding fathers also followed debate and discussions, as part of the process of ‘atma chintan’ and nationalism.

Now India democracy rotates around caste quotas and minority communalism and promoting barren minds. People speak but rarely listen to others. The media world is full of fixed, biased, flawed, and uncivilized lexis of hate and lies.

Debates and discussions in Parliament and assemblies have mostly worsened to unrestrained abusing matches where riot like situation regularly engulfs the grace and essence of argument. Party leaders are always followed by hypocrites and ‘chamchas’. The high command is controlled and commanded from some ‘Supreme Address.’ Leaders love sycophancy. Those in opposition are considered foes.

Recent logjam in Parliament is the latest example of intolerance. It is said that External Affairs Minister Mrs.Sushma Swaraj wrote a letter requesting passport to the ailing wife of controversial business man Lalit Modi. Entire opposition started treating Mrs.Swaraj like a criminal. If a letter written by a minister on humanitarian ground can make her a criminal, then what about those who wrote a letter showing kindness to dreaded terrorists Yakub Menon.

Similarly during seventies left parties coined a slogan ‘halla bol’ means attack the opponent. Dalits coined a slogan against upper castes ‘tilak, taraju aur talwar, inke maro jute char.’ Similarly some caste and communal groups formed a group ‘AJGAR’ against some castes.

Recently dreaded terrorist Yakub Menon, responsible of serial bomb blast in Mumbai, was hanged. Indian judiciary gave him twenty two long years to prove his innocence. But when he failed to prove his innocence, he was hanged. But so many so called individuals and right groups objected to his hanging and created a riot like situation in the country, while opposing his hanging.

Now nation is tired of seculars and liberals dividing this country and society up into hundreds of little groups: caste, religion, ethnic, regional, linguistic etc., etc., setting them upon each other, breeding hatred, spite and envy, and then having the thick and strong nerve to accuse others. This is a new kind of intolerance but treated as modern and liberal. However, all this can cause tremendous discomfort if we Indians don’t change our mentality about what is my space and what isn’t.

The Mahabharat, the greatest and biggest of all the epics ever written on the earth, having about two lakhs slokas, is the most suitable example showing the consequences when ‘Kauravas’ perished completely due to intolerance. Similarly intolerant Ravan has to see the deaths of all his near and dear ones in another great epic The Ramayan. Do we want the same fate to be repeated?  The country is ours. We obviously have to think today.


Rotten Marks

August 22, 2015

Exam and admission season are going all over the country. It is shocking every admission seeker have scores in eighties and nineties. There was a time when scoring 65% meant, a big achievement for a student and he was treated as brilliant, and if he touched seventies, then he was compared with Swami Vivekananda! But today students are getting 100% or near to in Higher Secondary cannot  sure of getting admission to a department of choice in Delhi’s top colleges or in top professional college.

This is the gift of so called great reforms initiated by so called great economist Dr.Man Mohan Singh, and learner friendly modern, liberal and secular education system. In economics, there is the GDP deflator, to assess the level of price, development and inflation on the pricing of goods and services. But there is no deflator to assess the grade and inflation of marks in high school, intermediate and at higher level.

Scoring 100% in English, once considered impossible, is a very common scene. Now a very simple question comes to mind, whether our kids are getting more intelligent and brilliant, or whether awarding high marks is a clever ploy of hiding poor education system.

It cannot be claimed that Indian students are intellectually and academically getting higher because our school grades are getting higher and higher every year. However, knowledge, discipline, manners etc., signal that the students are going down and down.  While at one end, college cut offs keep touching sky, but our international ranking in science, technology and innovation keeps going down. In other words, scoring high marks definitely does not mean learning well, at least in India. Even in top 200 hundred universities, no Indian university is found.

During the last decade our students are getting higher and higher grades on certificates and degrees but all this brilliant performances on mark sheet and degrees do not reflect our knowledge levels. See to the 2014 Global Innovation Index, 81% of patent applications are from China, the US, Japan, South Korea and the EU. America leads in computer systems, South Korea has emerged as the new entry in the knowledge and research map but India is nowhere to be seen. Europe and America are the leaders and China, Japan and Korea are close to them but we are nowhere in the scene.

But where is Indian education system heading? In terms of patent applications we stand nowhere, just a pigmy and cannot stand to match up to any of the world leaders in the field field of education, science and technology. Curiously enough, Indians have, patents submitted, abroad are in large number than those that invented in our universities. Once again, Indian education here has contributed nothing.

In India education is also a part of vote bank politics. A graduate degree of any Islamic madarsa is at par with a degree of IIT, IIM or DU.  Due to this Indian students fare very poor when it comes to reading, writing, science, mathematics and technology even behind third world countries like Jordan, Armenia, Thailand and Singapore.

It would be unpatriotic if it is said that our coveted IITs, IIMs, University of Delhi, etc., do not appear among top 300 institutions of the world. Our head go down in shame when we see that from very small nations institutions make the grade in the list.  It is not the only American or western universities are always on top but even Peking University is at 48th position, unknown Tsinghua University at 49th and even ordinary  Fudan University, at rank number 194th , are much above then our the best. Even Singapore University, Bangkok University is above is above Indian universities.

Reason is very simple to understand why the grade indicator does not show any Indian University because purpose and the quality of students those are being accounted for, are not the same. Here through education, campuses and students, vote bank politics is chased. Now educational policies are not about excellence or quality education, but about vote bank politics.

Now politicians initiate education policies and not the academicians. Now Right to Education (RTE), No Detention System upto 12th standard, Mid Day Meal, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, Madarsa Education, Caste and Communal Quotas, political appointees, etc., etc., are responsible for this fate.

Now students are getting higher and higher grades or marks, but the knowledge level and standard is going lower and lower.  There was a time when first class meant badge of excellence, but today 60% means nothing. Now grade inflation and high award of marks are ordered by the policy makers. Question papers are become more and more objective where right answers can be procured easily. But when it comes to writing a sentence or a paragraph, students fail to write correctly.

If examinations and evaluation is done honestly and no cheating is allowed, the pass percentage in best of Indian universities cannot cross 20%. Such scenes can be seen in the best on Indian institutions like IITs, DU, FTII, etc… Then political fathers jumps in the campuses and all the failed are passed.

Long back, the than BJP government in Utter Pradesh, headed by Shri Kalyan Singh, brought very tough, Anti Copying Act and all the cheating was stopped. But the results could not cross 10% at 10th and 12th standards and all the campuses were emptied of students.

All talk about quality education or standard but nobody wants to take tough measures. Quality education is not the priority of ay body. All of this suits to everybody, political masters, authorities and students, all are happy. The more generous the system of marking, grading, examination and admission, the more modern, liberal, free, pro-learner, stress free and scientific system it will be and less pressure there is on students to perform.  Schools, universities and institutions, all are attacked by this malaise.

Now one can see politicians, bureaucrats, judges, NGO operators, Civil society and right activists etc., etc., occupying big positions in academic bodies. During UPA regime, all the academic institutions were plagued by such elements. This is one very important reason why good teachers and professors are driven out of the system by bad elements.

Now, it is almost a rare scene in some department and institutions to see a below B plus or below 55%. This discourages the urge to work hard when one is getting good grade without hard work. Now good achievers in Indian Universities perform very poorly on the world stage. Grades and marks are going high but educational standard and knowledge level are going down.

That day is not very far when we will see a new mathematical system of getting 110% and 120% in place of 100%.

Moving Towards Second Slavery

August 22, 2015

Rotating and rotating in the red fire
Brother cannot see his own brother;

System going haywire; the ruler cannot hold;

Complete chaos is spread, miseries untold.

The hot blood-deluge is gushed and all around

The honest and innocents are lost and laughed,

The masters have lost all sincerity, while the nastiest

Have all the fanatical might.

Definitely something wrong and shocking is near;

Perhaps Second Slavery is at close by.

The Second Slavery! Moment is that sound out

When a dreadful image of Taimur, Genghis Khan

Troubles my mind: somewhere in the sands of deserts

A demon with human body and heart of a butcher,

Must be on the prowl, a gaze ruthless and as ruthless

As the desert sun is burring all slowly but sure dead.

Real and harrowing shadows of the cruel desert lords,

Always keeps the land wet and red like perpetual dark.

But now I fear those six decades of shameless sleep

Have emboldened the dangerous rock frame

And the coarse monster in form of man,

To march with his marauder band of ISIS,

Stoop towards Delhi to re-incarnate the cruel Sultanate.

No Second 1947

August 22, 2015

Why should for eternity blame the nation terror and rogue

For all the killings and wailing
Rains the miseries and death on secular nation,
Or filled the lanes and roads with cadavers and carcass.
Had they but valor and humanity like human?
What could have made them peaceful with a mind
That non-violence and tolerance made simple like Ganga water,
With heart and soul like a soft heart like mother, a kind
That is not natural with a faith like theirs.

Baptized to be wicked and cruel and most ruthless.
Why, what could they do, being what they are?
Was there another 1947 for them to burn?

Freedom or Perversion

August 22, 2015

Disheveled and unkempt hair,

Imagery piquant words so unfair,

Everything coarse and crude

Floating, dirty beard, wide and rude.
Hollow theories to set the temper

Infected jeans or revealing hamper,

Front and back mid-riff open to all,
Just lexis to set your psyche on boil.

Utterance erotic and foreign,

Envisage while the violins feign,
All the time turn to the foul attitude,
Chaos and anarchy are their favorite flute.

Decade old jhola on the shoulder,

Filled with dead Marx and Mao hate literature,

Smoke the bidi to sport the labour cause,

But silently chewing ecstasy pills and dose.

Socialism of enjoying government funds truly,

All the genders frolicking freely,

Excitement burst into the night
Bare and easy as put out the light
Even candles put out to swell fire,
The heat of body sharing and no hire,

Passions run up and down the spine
Getting ready for free wine.
Appetite sets the libido on fire

Spending the time and spoil together;

Are they Xavierites or Stephenanian;

Or Presidencians or FTII-ian;

Cannot say, but definitely enjoying,

Freedom of dress, Freedom of expressing,

Freedom of syllabus, Freedom of hug and kiss,

Freedom of strikes and dharnas.

Must be modern, liberal, and free;

Multicultural learners but ill-bred tree.

Flying To Silicon Valley

August 16, 2015


This country is not for meritorious and talented;

The youth lost in one another’s arms like animals.

–The passing generations have nothing to pass,

Accept filthy wealth and sick Sanskars.

–Their song is like departing prayer,

Polluting rivers, markets selling animal cadavers;

Fish, birds, or animals all facing knife,

Slaughtered in this sensual taste of flesh,

Festivals of death and ignorant intellect.

A meritorious and talented is but a valueless thing,

A branded jewelry on a coffin,

And soul beat the breast and cry, and louder cry

For every coffin with mortal jewelry branded,

Lamenting as no taker for merit nor tears

Just memorials of its own elegy;

And therefore decided I to cross oceans and lands,

And fly to the city of Silicon Valley,

A holy city of merit and talent.


Merit and talent proving their worth,

Like holy sages meditating in Ganges holy sand

To bring the God closer to man,

Delivered from the holy sand and waters,

Attired in gyre of success and joy,

And be the dancing-masters of my-self.

Flying my heart, swelling with desire

Secure to a glorious end, with joy up-to brim,

And lead me into the fame of eternity.


Once out of this land where zero is hero;

Never return to offend my merit and talent;

But a land where only merit and talent make;

Pure gold and golden life,

To keep a tiring and exhausted mind fresh,

Or rest upon a golden hand to sing and dance;

With the lords and ladies of Silicon Valley

To milk the best, the merit and the talent,

Or a new identity beyond the grave.

15th AUGUST, 2015

August 11, 2015

Originally posted on Dryogeshsharma's Blog:

What?? We have a lot to celebrate:

The end of terror or killings??

Or the end of

The logjams in Parliament??

Also: the peace loving people are taking

Conscience of brutality at LOC,

By our rogue neighbor.

Criminals and corrupts dancing on the streets,

Mocking and playing with the justice,

To their tunes and whims.

Masses are posing the question:

That Pakistan leaves Kashmir,

Or China is leaving the Indian land?

When will the Jungle raj of Bihar vanish?

When will the illegal intruders in

Assam and Bengal go back?

When will the caste and communal

Devices for social advances,

Be stop getting involved,

And stop poisoning the mind of the masses

And free choice of government

And social-political system.

Let’s live in peace with the world!


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15th AUGUST, 2015

August 11, 2015

What?? We have a lot to celebrate:

The end of terror or killings??

Or the end of

The logjams in Parliament??

Also: the peace loving people are taking

Conscience of brutality at LOC,

By our rogue neighbor.

Criminals and corrupts dancing on the streets,

Mocking and playing with the justice,

To their tunes and whims.

Masses are posing the question:

That Pakistan leaves Kashmir,

Or China is leaving the Indian land?

When will the Jungle raj of Bihar vanish?

When will the illegal intruders in

Assam and Bengal go back?

When will the caste and communal

Devices for social advances,

Be stop getting involved,

And stop poisoning the mind of the masses

And free choice of government

And social-political system.

Let’s live in peace with the world!



August 11, 2015

Brick over brick, level over level

Multi-storied colossal sky scarpers

Roads and highways, only concrete,

Janta trains with travelers hugging.

Sea of humanity vast crying,

Shrinking resources, with population high,

Huge arms and arsenal, but without

Any safety and life endangered.

In this dark world, with ignorant around

The blind believers unable to think

About secular, modern, liberal and tolerant earth;

Blinded and lost in illusion and killer faith.

Arms, arsenal; atomic power in such hands.

Is a danger to civilization and mankind,

To the peace and bliss and shouting God,

Set to plunge man into total darkness.


August 11, 2015

A lovely flower, of lovely tones for the heart,

Yearn to hold tightly and preserve it in the mind,

To soothe the eyes and cool the passions,

Like a rainbow, pleasing, a crying child.

Fragrance of breath thrills the sinking heart,

Delights the mind and love blooms afresh.

Beautiful souls are friends on all times,

In bliss, fun, amusement, distress and grief.

True love has her words to deliver her beauty,

Like colourful butterflies and humming bees,

Mesmerizing and made dumb and numb,

Want to suck the love of her nectar, to pollinate her.

Mating of love souls deliver luscious fruits,

And flowers melodious hues, a divine gift to mankind.


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