Patna in Scotland

Patna is the Capital of Bihar in central north India.

But it appears there is another Patna in Scotland, United Kingdom. Here is a you tube link showing BBC documentary about it in Hindi:

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Human programming: Are we ready to accept it.

Human programming is a fact for me but I do not think that everybody in the world is ready to accept it. More so, a large majority of people may not even understand it.  To understand the meaning of a word it is interesting to how different languages express it. But before that, lets understand what programming means in respect of computer program. Interestingly  when Woogle translated  it in Hindi it came out as “कार्यक्रम निर्माण” which if re-translated in English would be expressed as “creation of work/program”. Interesting?

Computer programming

The world programming is actually used in respect of computers. A program when in operation is also referred as “Algo Rythm”. The process of writing a computer program is called coding as it entails writing a long lines of codes in computer programming language. BTW the most popular language is called “C” and it’s latest version is called as “C++”. For example the first program which is taught to a beginner is how to make computer to give output of “Hello World” on screen. An example of the code: Continue reading

Feudalism and democracy

The turning tide of Democracy in India

Feudalism is defined as “dominant social system in medieval Europe, in which the nobility held lands from the Crown in exchange for military service, and vassals were in turn tenants of the nobles, while the peasants (villeins or serfs) were obliged to live on their lord’s land and give him homage, labour, and a share of the produce, notionally in exchange for military protection.”

And then came democracy, which in USA, was called ” Government by and of the people but also for the people”. But democracy is never considered most efficient way of governance but is chosed as it is least hostile to people.

But are we really there? I mean are we truly democratic? My guess is that democracy is a work in progress and there is always scope for improvement. Presently most countries are of indirect democracy which means that people select their representatives and it is presumed that actions of the representative is that of the people. The people can change the representative after a fixed  term but can not interfere with the actions of representative before the end of term. Continue reading

Narendra Modi ready to lose 2019 election for one person

Why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ready to lose elections in 2019?

In the land of epic Mahabharata, if elections were held today, Narendra Modi will lose next Government in North India. The epic Mahabharata, besides many other actors, is a tale of a blind king namely Dhratrashtra who besides being optically blind is also in blind love for his son Duryodhan. He agrees to every demand of son and eventually there is final battle of Kurushetra in which the King loses all his sons as also the kingdom. This is the shortest version of it.

The problem with history is that no one learns from history. Those who do are tremendously at peace. Apparently PM Modi is not taking any cue from history.

Nehru’s Duryodhan

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Why there is resistance to call India a Hindu nation?

Is India a Hindu Nation?

Maria Wirth is a person of German origin who has embraced Hindu religion has articulated this question. She has argued that if Germany with 59% of population calls itself Christian nation why India is apologetic to call itself Hindu nation with 80% or more of population practicing Hindu Religion in one way or the other. Her full article is here.

Her question is appropriate but she could not find answers. Infact there are many reasons, why it has not happened.

A simple reason offered by a Nehru baiter would be that since he was a Muslim converted to non practicing Hindu, he did not do it. His grandfather is stated to be last Kotwal (Police Commissioner) of Delhi with the name Ghiazudeen Gazi and after 1857 freedom war they changed the surname. I couldn’t find the factual foundation of this fact either way. How ever let’s consider serious reasons.

If we look at historical monuments it will be apparent that symbols of Hinduism are found even today in the central Asia, Persia, Yezdis (Sun and fire worshipers), Uzbekistan (who count numbers in Hindi) Afghanistan in the west and right upto Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and other the Asean countries. Asean countries may have different methods of worshiping today, they continue with traditional Ramleela, in one form or other. Numerous temples and images of Hindu Gods cover this entire landscape. Some say that Saudi Arabia too has statues similar to Hindu Gods.

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