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Happy Diwali 2017

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असतो मा सद्गमय 

तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय 

मृत्योर् मा अमृतं गमय 

शांति शांति शांति.

(Om, Lead us from Unreality (of Transitory Existence) to the Reality (of the Eternal Self), Lead us from the Darkness (of Ignorance) to the Light (of Spiritual Knowledge), Lead us from the Fear of Death to the Knowledge of Immortality. Om Peace, Peace, Peace.)

Happy New Year 2073 (Vikrami Samvat)

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Democracy needs answerability!

Petition to make politicians more accountable with right to recall.

Democracy of India has become non-performing. Big financial scams have replaced old corruption. Politicians climb to power by making false promises and forget about it. For five years the Government in power is not answerable to people so long it can keep its flock together in legislative assembly. See what has happened in Delhi.

A Chief Minister using Delhi taxpayers’ money, financing his political ambition to be a national party. More than 500 Crore spent on advertisements in a single year as against annual budget of 30 crore. CM of Delhi is not doing any work and infact has no portfolio except tweeting whole day either abusing Prime Minister or writing movie reviews. CM doesn’t even talk about corruption which was his main election rhetoric.

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Division go back. Fusion and Inclusion is needed.

Kabir spoke thus, about 450-550 years back:

(Line by line translation is mine but without any claim of accuracy. Be warned)

साधो, देखो जग बौराना ।

People see the mad word.

साँची कही तो मारन धावै, झूठे जग पतियाना ।

If you tell the truth, they will come after you violently, world floats on lies. 

हिन्दू कहत,राम हमारा, मुसलमान रहमाना ।

Hindu say that they have Ram, Muslim claims over Rehman. 

आपस में दौऊ लड़ै मरत हैं, मरम कोई नहिं जाना ।

Both killing each other without understanding the crux of the matter. 

बहुत मिले मोहि नेमी, धर्मी, प्रात करे असनाना ।

Met may famous and religious who would bath in morning daily. 

आतम-छाँड़ि पषानै पूजै, तिनका थोथा ज्ञाना ।

Leaving self, worshipping stones, with knowledge. As little as straw. 

आसन मारि डिंभ धरि बैठे, मन में बहुत गुमाना ।

Sitting in yogic posture with arrogance in heart. 

पीपर-पाथर पूजन लागे, तीरथ-बरत भुलाना ।

Started worshipping plants or stones and undertaking pilgrimages. 

माला पहिरे, टोपी पहिरे छाप-तिलक अनुमाना ।

Wearing garland, skull cap or applying tilak. 

साखी सब्दै गावत भूले, आतम खबर न जाना ।

Telling singing religious stories, forgetting self knowledge. 

घर-घर मंत्र जो देन फिरत हैं, माया के अभिमाना ।

People who distribute mantras door to door are egotist afflicted by Maya. 

गुरुवा सहित सिष्य सब बूढ़े, अन्तकाल पछिताना ।

Guru and pupils all got old only to regret for a life time.

बहुतक देखे पीर-औलिया, पढ़ै किताब-कुराना ।

Seen many Sufi, pir, aulia, who read book of Kuran.

करै मुरीद, कबर बतलावैं, उनहूँ खुदा न जाना ।

They impress, guide to grave but they know no God. 

हिन्दू की दया, मेहर तुरकन की, दोनों घर से भागी ।

Compassion of Hindu, generosity of Turkish, both have left their homes,

वह करै जिबह, वो झटका मारे, आग दोऊ घर लागी।

This will sacrifice animal slowly and that will kill in one go but houses of both are on fire.

या विधि हँसत चलत है, हमको आप कहावै स्याना ।

Nature is laughing at us but we call ourselves wise. 

कहै कबीर सुनो भाई साधो, इनमें कौन दिवाना ।

Oh Kabir ask every one who among these is crazy.

Has world changed at all. People tease each other troll on tweeter and FaceBook and other gets hurt as each is suprematist of his/her own religion. Then, like class 4 students points fingers and play victim game. Sansation creating journalist drive to their banks in their Bugati, laughing. 


Happy holi 2016.

Festival of Holi is associated with fun and frolic. It is a day when restraints and restrictions are forgotten but to an extent. A day of catharsis. Forcibly colouring each other gives a catharsis to violence. Therefore Happy Holi to all.
There is another aspect of this festival of colours. It also doubles as fools day like 1st April. Therefore it is OK to deceive somebody for fun so long it is harmless.
Sometimes the catharsis and fun exceed limits especially crime prone violent patched of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and then police steps in.
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Another interesting aspect is complete shut down of public transport till afternoon. But today one is free to roam around any where with a bottle of beer or whatever and you are forgiven. Even police ignores today and drinking in Public Places like Gardens is frequent. Like a permitted anarchy for one day. Come tomorrow and it would be a different day.
I always wonder as to why Halloween has atleast three letters from Holi?  Just a coincidence or some one got inspired from Holi. After all all serous players are unrecognisable in afternoon.
Holi is also the simplest of all festival. Play with perfumed and organic colours. If less fortunate play with normal chemical colours. If poor play with water or worse mud. Nobody is left out.
Whatever you do but do eat Gujiya. That is a must. How can a festival be celebrated in India without sweets.


India: a country of holidays welcomes 2016.

Bank Holidays 2016 analysed:

Thanks to the decision of 2nd and 4th Saturdays as Bank holidays from 01/09/2015, we’ve got a wonderful year 2016 ahead, as far as holidays are concerned.

Consisting of a mind boggling 96 holidays excluding the 3 which fall on Sunday.  Most surprisingly and luckily, no holiday falls any of the 24 Saturday offs.

These are the highlights of holidays in 2016…….

A. 4 consecutive holidays once and 3 consecutive holidays 5 times in the year.

March:

24/03-Dhulivandan

25/03-Good Friday

26/03-4th Saturday

27/03-Sunday

April:

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