Saturday, August 21, 2010

Food for Thought

Hello Friends,

The month of August has brought the scams, scandals, robberies, floods, and endless blame games out in the news in our country.

Giving a glance at those, I have a series of questions in my mind,

?          Why do we need the Common Wealth games to be held in our country with so much expenditure   
 and with more than half of it feeding the huge ever hungry bellies of those scammers?

?         Does the Army need to work for free for CWG games while the scammers enjoy unceasingly flooding money in to their accounts? 

?          Do our super rich, swiss bank account holder MPs need a 3 fold pay hikes while flood hit areas in Leh have hardly seen any rehabilitation measures?

?         A media channel questioned that don't the MPs need a performance check before asking for a hike? 

?         Why does a political party shamelessly rescues an illegitimate miner? 

?         Should the common man suffer the effect of gas leak for ages while the culprits enjoy a peaceful retired life? Why don't we speak up for our fellow state sufferers and say no to the product "Dove" while the other nation almost shook their government to hugely penalise the responsible Gas Tycoon and devastated their business empire through campaigns?

?         Why is that the common man's purse is never cared? Why a three time successful dacoity in the Bihar Train had never seen any flag down? 

?         How energetic are those crazy politicians taking part in the endless tireless blame games? The Common Wealth games should be held between these most competitive politicians who had shamelessly looted away the common man's wealth in turns. 

When common people like us come to know about this news, how do we react? Either we hop up on a discussion about what should/could be done, or argue about whose responsibility is this, or give it up saying that why should we break our head, or simply shrug off that there is no use talking about it and some of us never bother at all. And of course some of us write a post like me discussing reasons/causes/effects.

But why should we be so thick skinned? Why can't there be any actions plans to protect ourselves? Hopefully a long term action plan, also something that involves all of us.

For decades, we have remained sober and silent on all those atrocities towards us. Though some of us take an initiative to react against those atrocities, they back off when they see that no justice being done. The media which should speak for the public has turned into a major business industry losing all basic ethics of the so called fourth estate.

There should be something else that we can do for our own betterment. We can't let all those bad things happen to us. If we think that since we are not directly affected we need not give it a thought, then our lives would never see a change. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer and the middle class pay off the prices.

Alright let me not start the preach-teach thing here and contribute my presence to the helpless mob. All I wanted to say is, people who at least feel there is ray of hope to change our country's future in a positive way can start on implementing smaller methods which can slowly but steadily influence a large number of people. In short, I would say "let us do our part". 

To be contd...



Saturday, August 14, 2010

Jai Hind

Hello Friends,


A Triumph of 63 years of Independence. Wherever we are in the world, putting aside all those problems and disputes our country is facing today, lets enjoy the patriotic feeling that effervesces on this day. It is definitely a special day for all of us because it binds us all. The affection that our motherland offer cannot disconnect us. No matter how many times you hear it, our slogan "VandeMataram" still brings goosebumps to many of us and our "JanaGanaMana" makes us stand up in respect where ever we are.
If the 63rd Independence day could give us an exciting and extremely patriotic feel, imagine how it was during 1st Independence day. No doubt the overwhelming joy must  have brightened the sky like the Sun has come back to shine for us again in the midnight hour.
Years of slavery, tireless struggle, innumerable sacrifices, historic movements, several national leaders give a glimpse of this day's prominence. There cannot be any better occasion than this, to bow down our heads to pay our tributes to our national heroes.
Ancient culture, remarkable history, pioneering inventions all science & technology fields, brave and eminent rulers, abundance of resources, and affectionate people are the pillars of India.
Today we are proud of our Nation's ancient culture which has got immense respect among all the countries. We dwell on this pride but its high time that we should keep up this pride. We know it is slipping out of our hands, we need not be superstitious and stringent to stop this, but we can be cautious.
Here is a video which passes the message to respect our culture.
Thousands of years of history, and the exuberant proofs are those historical sites which are still standing high. Here is a video which reminds our responsibility to preserve our historic sites.
Preserving history and culture will indubitably bring accolades to our Nation in future years also.
I think the makers of these videos should be commended for executing such a wonderful message. And last but not the least, here is another video "Incredible India"

May our nation prosper in the right direction. 

Jai Hind


Friday, August 13, 2010



I have been writing a post and it is endlessly going on without arriving the final point. But I tried to tint my hands with some painting experiments in recent days. 
I am not a great painter but some of my paintings make me happy and satisfied. I thought I would be an ugly painter before I started. I guess the beautiful colours never disappoint no matter how much mess I made with them. 
Here I am sharing few paintings. Take a look and let me your thoughts.
Lord Ganesha - for a good start but did this after couple other trails

I feel this looks even more better on a wall rather than on a canvas..I know the black border sucks ;)
Poppy first trail with the colours

Dancing away ..choose a sea n sky theme for the background

Rose is a rose is a rose with an experimental spotted background
I thought this was the best expect for its tail feathers,(I couldn't give the proper look) but I love this the most.

While I finish writing my other post enjoy these.