Let wisdom overtake!

RSS activists, including its chief have become very vocal since BJP came to power. I wish they had used their voice FOR India rather than for dividing the poor people of this once great nation. Some people have defended Bhagwat’s tirade against Mother Theressa by blaming media that had “ignored” good work of RSS. But let them remember that BJP came to power because of the same biased media! I feel, even if media had ignored their good work, Mohan Bhagwat’s tirade against Mother Theressa is unwarranted! We were taught in school that two wrongs never make a right! We were also taught that in stead of singling other person’s sins, you should project your own good deeds! I am sure Bhagwat studied in the same schools. How can he forget these gems?

As regards media, they have totally eclipsed Bhagat Puran Singh. Even recently when the SGPC and other Sikh organizations put in their effort for J&K floods , the media totally ignored them. However, whenever a misguided youth brandishes a sword he is projected every where, even out of context. Sikhs have paid a heavy price for media bias. IN fact Punjab problem of 1980s was the creation of a particular media group. Many friends here may not agree with me but that is the truth as Sikhs see it! Indian history , even modern, has a lot to straighten. Not likely to happen in our lifetime! In fact minorities’ view is often colored by the media negatively and most of the majority population accepts it as the gospel truth!

It is the duty of of the saner members of every group.community/ religion to educate the masses who get carried away by the likes of Bhagwat without even understanding what he is saying! I believe people like Bhagwat in all communities should practice the old gem “think before you speak!”

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All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Very true!

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Mother Language Day and India

Today is Mother Language day and CBSE (The organization controlling school education in India) has directed the schools to celebrate this day by holding different competitions. Most Indian schools find themselves in a dilemma as they have only encouraged speaking of English during school hours. They have been punishing the students for speaking in their mother tongue or Hindi which is the official language of the state. Isn’t it shameful? I wonder what is the take of RSS and other such organizations which swear by greatness of Indian culture….Will they take up cudgels against this colonial mindset of preventing students from speaking their mother tongue?

I am also appalled at some Principals of the elite schools opposing these directives and asserting “students speak their mother tongue at their homes …so it is not necessary for them to speak it in the school!” They go on to proclaim ” If the students are allowed to speak in mother tongue even in school, how will they be fluent is speaking English” Slaves…slaves…slaves of the colonial mentality! And nobody dares them ask as to why it is so important to speak “fluent” English! These “educated” worthies ignore the opinion of experts who have demonstrated beyond doubt that a student learns best in his mother language!

Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you.

Thornton Wilder

January 22, 1938: Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Our Town, premiered 77 years ago today. It is now one of the most frequently performed plays in the United States.

It’s true that adventures are good for people even when they are very young. Adventures can get in a person’s blood even if he doesn’t remember having them.

Eva Ibbotson

Eva Ibbotson (born January 21, 1925) published her first book when she was 50 years old. In the three decades that followed, she wrote historical romance and humorous, magical books for children including Which Witch? and The Secret of Platform 13.