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India – The world proudly addresses it as the largest democracy in the world. And the world is not wrong. In sheer numbers and the amount of voters on roll, it is indeed the largest democracy. But in a much relative sense, it is the world’s largest non-functional democracy in the world. We are governed by a paralysed government at the centre. What they practice, is exactly what they preach. The forefathers preached Dynasty Rule and the successive generations are practicing it. The Gandhi family is on an absolute rampage and the shame is that people are tolerating it to the core. When Anna rebelled at Jantar Mantar, things looked positive. But Kapil Sibbal, pretended the formation of Lokpal and ducked the alarming situation. But now the deadline is nearing and to add to the misery, Baba Ramdev too joined in with a list of impossible but required demands.
The government is unfazed. What happened on the night of 4th June at the Ramlila grounds was horrifying. A place where the life of Lord Rama is portrayed during the Navratras. The lord, who is referred to as Maryaada Purushottam. The man who is best amongst all in following the principles. A king who always kept the citizens first. A king who fought for the citizens, someone who was more interested in the common man’s meals than his own. And at the same Ramlila grounds, we saw a vulgar display of power. Rightly said, Power Corrupts and Absolute Power corrupts Absolutely.If the Union Ministers are neat and not the beneficiaries of the Black Money in question, what is stopping them from giving it a green signal. Why must they not join Baba Ramdev or Anna Hazare instead of horrifying the common man.
It makes no sense to implement 144 in any area where people can stage a demonstration peacefully. When Anna Hazare fasted, how many instances took place ? None. And now the government is against such demonstrations as well. The question is, Who will stop all this Non Sense carried on by the UPA and allies? Digvijay Singh calls Baba a Thug, what happened to him, when Arjun Singh played with the Bhopal Gas Case ?? Where was Digvijay Singh when rajiv Gandhi bought Bofors ? Is A Raja not a thug ? Is Suresh Kalmadi not a Thug ?? Have heard people complaining of loose motions in summers but Digvijay has an evergreen verbal diarrhea. Too expensive a choice by Congress to make him the spokesperson.
Baba Ramdev might have had his interests, but the issues he brought to the forum were not personal. They carries importance to every citizen of India. Anna Hazare boycotted the Lokpal meet not because he wanted to but because he could smell something wrong somewhere. At the age of 73 and having immense experience, he can certainly do that with a command.
A while back, I was viewing a video of a Poem being recited by our former PM Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji and was thrilled to observe the tone in which he addressed the nation. The Intent was clear. Sad, that the opposition is not strong either. India could have been a better state if we had sensible conductors during the times when the Driver goes beyond control.The government as well as the opposition are Boneless and no wonders they are (Mis) leading the country the way they are. The onus lies on us too. We do not go out to support because it is too hot. For us, a sunburn is a bigger calamity than the Nation Collapse. We do not voice our opinion on Corruption, but go full throttle when India is playing a cricket match. Perhaps all our patriotism is confined to the Games and in the course, we are missing out on the Bigger Game that people are playing elsewhere. Right from Onions to Airlines, from Doctors to Engineers, from Ministers to Barristers, everyone is driving the process their way. Bribes on traffic signals, bribes outside courts, inside temples, everywhere. And Manmohan Singh says that it cannot be done overnight. Yes, he is correct. You cannot stop a cop from being bribed by an offender ? But Why Not ? Is it too difficult to witness such acts ? Certainly Not. Mr. Manmohan Singh, please step out of that BMW and see what happens on the streets, offices, courts, police stations… It is not duty but is your responsibility for sure.
Ordering a Lathicharge is not what an economist would term as Viable. And if the sanction for such barbaric acts comes from a Professor, it makes us one and all shameful of professors and other such respectful professionals. Our father of nation believed in Non-Violence and look what the prime minister of that nation is upto. Disgusting and Sinful.
When Suresh Kalmadi was on a spree of diluting taxpayers’ money, the concerned were asleep and when Baba Ramdev campaigned, the entire ministry, Home Minister, Officials got up and got moving. Contrasts that do not please the eyes. All said and done, we do not know how long are we going to let this country run in this direction but one thing that I am sure of is that we cannot afford it for long enough. What is the Common Man and the Uncommon Man doing? Filmstars, Cricketers, Writers — They all come for various charities, fund raising etc but why are they not out to demonstrate their feelings about Corruption ? Is it only the character they play in movies, that is against Corruption? What about the real them? Heroes or just actors ?? Pity that celebrities are busy celebrating when the nation is mourning the death of the nation. And the government has devised the perfect remedy for the common man. Keep them so common that they do not have anything to think beyond their livelihood. Well done, UPA and congratulations to Sonia. Just a piece of advise for Rahul, pls. get married soon and get some children who will embark upon the legacy leftover by your ancestors.

Leadership is about igniting the flames buried underneath. It is not about ordering the masses to do something for some vested interested interest or another. All of us witnessed Anna Hazare driving the crowds towards a common and a selfless goal. The theme was simple and the benefit was transparent. People always felt that there participation will not effect the functioning of the state. What Anna did was impeccable. He made them believe the power of an individual and a group of individuals gathered on a platform.
Did he instruct people ? NO
Did he promote Violence ? NO
Did his mission help any political party ? NO
Did he ever try to please anyone ? NO
So, what was it that made him as effective as he was :
1. SIMPLICITY OF OPERATION : The way Anna carried his agitation was fairly simple for even a common man to understand and contribute in his own ways. He did not ask anyone to do something extraordinary. He requested them to stand by him in whatever way they wanted to.
2. CREATING SELF-BELIEF : This is perhaps the biggest influencing factor in the success of Anna Hazare. He made the common man feel strong, they could believe that it is them who have the steering of our democracy. They realised that it is the Common Man who calls the shots in our country and if an old man can be as gutsy, why should they not reciprocate the enthusiasm ?
3. CLARITY OF THOUGHT : Another masterstroke of Anna was the clarity of thought. He had influential personalities visit him, celebrities join him and so on. But unperturbed, he expressed just one dream — A Corruption Free India and showed Indians that it is POSSIBLE.
4. NEGOTIATIONS : Anna was an exceptional negotiator. He knew when to show the cards and with what intensity. He was clear about the price he wanted for his efforts. The price tag flashed off just three words CORRUPTION FREE INDIA. And his negotiations never fell short of anything beneath that.
5. TALENT ACQUISITION : Right Man for the Right Job is what we study day in and Day out at Management Schools. Anna picked his team to perfection. A team which was worthy, skilled, uncompromising and yet integral.
Hence we see how Anna showed an inspired leadership stint and keeping his promise with the people of India.

Letter to the Prime Minister

Dear Dr. Singh,
Congratulations on your speech at Guwahati before the elections yesterday. You are doing what you are good at, following the instructions. My question like any other AAM AADMI is, What has happened to your conscience ? You are an educated person and as far as the world knows, you are a person that commands extreme control over Integrity. Then, what is the motivation for you to lead such Arrogant, Corrupt, Insensible and Indifferent people? Why, WHY are you doing this to the country? Have you not had enough? How long would you and your cheating party continue to ruin our nation? India has become the Gandhi’s playground. Indira to Rajiv to Sonia to Rahul. They are not the GANDHIs who we are supposed to follow. They are not the generations of Mahatma Gandhi. If they have enjoyed the fruits of keeping the surname Gandhi, they should sacrifice as much too.
You have time and effort to praise MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar, but no appreciation for Anna Hazare. You are fighting self-guilt and let me remind you that you have had an incredible track record as an Economist. Look at the MACRO affairs sir and not the MICRO ones only to carry on the PM’s seat. Grow up before god calls you 🙂 To answer Hazare, you have sent Kapil Sibal, if I recall the same guy who could not see any wrong in the 2G Scam.
I request you to kindly disembark yourself from this vehicle based on the four wheels of Corruption, Inhumanity, Non-Integrity and Arrogance. We need sensible people like you to make the change and not just follow the mess that has been created by your chairperson and the followers. Such shame and disgrace that a Gandhian is fasting unto death at the age of 72 and you are addressing Election Rallies ? Is there any element of shame that remains in you? Sardars were always known to be strong to fight against the odds and look at you. Why can you have a spine? May I remind you that boneless creatures are good enough just to be served in a platter at a restaurant. What has you office been doing with regards to :
Commonweath Games Scam? – Suresh Kalmadi and Shiela Dikshit.
2G Scam? – A Raja and your ally DMK
Adarsh Housing? – Your party Chief Ministers
IPL Scam — Shashi Thuroor
ISRO Scam
How long will the tax payers of my country be paying for your luxury ? And why should they? Is it not fair if people stop paying taxes as an opposition to the misuse of their previously paid dues? Why should we not follow Hassan Ali? Why can you not disclose the names of Swiss Bank account holders? Who Stops you other than your own bunch of shameless corrupt partners?
Please, for country’s sake, do something. Take some action. ACT NOW.
Manish Misra.
An Indian Citizen, slightly more concerned than you.

Supporting ANNA HAZARE

किस रावण की काटूँ बाहें, किस लंका में आग लगाऊँ। दर-दर रावण, दर-दर लंका, इतने राम कहाँ से लाऊँ

Anna Hazare, Hum saath hain tumhare, Anna tum sangharsh karo hum tumhare saath hain !!
Every town, city, street is used to these sounds now and it pleases you to the core.
It is amazing horw one person came and turned it all around with Grit and determination. And he is not the only one pinched by Corruption and anti-social behaviour of the Union and State governments. It is high time that we get out and get moving. The government needs a pushover and we are the ones to provide that. It is a matter of immense pride and honour to witness a revolution like this. Much happier to witness the educated people and employed people, taking time out and coming in full support. Suddenly people have realised the ownership of the nation and it gives you a sense of belonging too. The nation is no longer a second priority for them. Like the yesteryears of Independence, we are one bunch of passionate people with a willingness to go full throttle for out nation. This time a corruption free nation. The governments come and go, but corruption is unchanged. Not any longer. People’s voice is not going to stop. It is going to get LOUDER and LOUDER.
Sharad Pawar, has displayed the true face of UPA. To him ICC is much important than the Anti Corruption bill. When the time came to prioritise, he picked ICC and a Ministry over this noble committee. Shame, Absolute shame. And UPA is full of such shameless and spineless creatures. Better they are hanged in public. Not that NDA did any better but atleast they had the courtesy of not doing it as explicitly as UPA. The question is, what needs to be done ?
Simple, go out and support Anna. Best if you can make it all the way through to Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. If not, start with your state, city, town or least your street. Extend your events to the media. Let the whole nation get an estimate of the support Anna is getting. My request to media is to cover as much as anti-corruption events that happen as much they covered these corrupt people in the recent past. Wherever a politician comes to take mileage of such an event, shoo him away to his home. We do not need these black-faced people to be spoiling the good work done by the noble. For all those who cannot make it outside their homes, please show solidarity by applying Anti Corruption badges, sending as many SMS in support, passing on E-mails, going all out on social networking sites. Anyone interferes you, say NATION FIRST. MY NATION, I CARE.

We are a part of the culture where Lord Rama asked Sita to prove holiness. Such is the power given to the citizens. The king is to serve the nation and the citizens are to benefit. It was never meant to be the other way round and certainly should not be. We are the sons and daughters of Non-corrupt people and it is time that we prove it. We need clarity on transparency, we need support, we need our money back, we need freedom from the corrupt.

Do whatever you can and see what this nation comes out to be. An India we always wanted. An India richer than anyone in the west. An India which is self-reliant. Ask the government to list the names of Swiss Account holders. Send letters to the Prime Minister, CVC, any other minister. Just Do It.

JAI HIND

One fine day Anna Hazare has a conversation with the Prime Minister to get the shock of his life. He is assured that a committee is looking after the Anti Corruption Bill and the same is headed by Sharad Pawar. Can’t help laughing my lungs out. But this certainly is no longer a matter of laughter and rejoice. It is sad that we have such a boneless Prime Minister. The problem with MMS is that he cannot take stand for one thing and which is the sole reason why he keeps falling for everything. What the country demands is a strong and a gutty PM. What has UPA been upto ? Of so many years of ruling, Congress has done just one thing to the Lokpal Bill – Avoid it. Sessions come and go, parliament meets and dissolves but sadly there is no mention of the Anti Corruption Bill. The Vigilance Commissioner is not Clean, The PMO is not spotless, The Alliance partners are making fortunes…… Question is WHERE IS GANDHI’S COUNTRY MOVING?

Anna Hazare has decided to fast unto death to show disapproval against the ever mounting corruption in the country. He does not have enough supporters to shake the government. What are our countrymen doing about it? They are busy achieving their Targets set by the companies that pay salaries, others are on their road to corruption and hence are absent, people who can raise voices are silent…What is going on? Is it that modern day parents have stopped enlightening their children about the responsibility towards our country ? Or is it that everyone is busy with more important things? When would we understand that irrespective of how hard we work and whatever we earn, we are not going to be happy with the way our system is functioning. The day we double our salaries, our expenses are going to be three times. Courtesy the Inflation and Corruption. We need to fight against these menace as well. Not just focus on exponentiating our own respective incomes. Take some time out, Raise your voices, If you can shout Vande Matram at a pub watching India Cricket Team Play, you can as well shout for clean India. It is certainly more important to support an honest and a clean India than Team India.
Please come out and speak, show your dissent to the corrupt. Stop bribing the officials, for your child’s sake do not pass on a corrupt society to him. It starts with you, yes YOU. Do not look around. You are the one who is going to change it. Even if you are the only one, DO IT.

Indians have had it enough. Do you truly enjoy when a corrupt goes on a world tour with the money your kid needed for his fuel to college ? What UPA is good at doing is GARIB HATAO and not GARIBI hatao. That I has been taken by the Congress to form Congress (I). India is not going to take it anymore. And where are the other celebrities now? Was it just a heroic to portrait in HALLA BOL? Who is launching the campaign against corruption? Where is NDTV ? Is it just for a green India / Educated India and Lead India ?? Where is Clean India ? What about a corruption free India ?

One thing I want my son to grow up and witness is an India which gives him the liberty to move free without the fear of corrupt. To engage in activities that encourage personal and professional development and not discourage his efforts if he doesn’t corrupt the concerned. Hope you have a similar dream JAI HIND.