Thursday, 31 January 2013

Terrorists with a Religion ?

If none of the religions – whether Hinduism / Islam / Christianity / Buddhism / Judaism / Jainism – or any other , preach violence , then what is the religion of the terrorists ?
Obviously , their religion is , Terrorism
Rama – Krishna – Mohammed – Jesus – Buddha , Moses , all taught us to,
? Love each other
? Live – and let live – in peace
? Never hurt another human being
Mahavir ( Jainism ) went so far as to say,
“ Never hurt any Being – not just human being – be it through Thought , Speech or Action “
Why are our religious leaders not counselling our political leaders – and public at large – about these basic tenets of all the religions ?

with regards

hemen parekh

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Raining Cards ?

Some 70 years ago , I had only one card – the Ration Card
I was using it to buy , either wheat or bread or war-disposal biscuits from a Shivaji Park ration shop in Mumbai
Now I have,
 Driving License Card
 Senior Citizen Card
 Voting Card
 Credit Card
 PAN Card
 Aadhar Card ( UID )
Apart from sundry cards issued by private / commercial companies and NGOs
As if this was not enough , Central Government of India wants me to carry one more card !
National Population Register ( NPR ) is all set to issue,
 Resident Identity Card ( RIC )
It will contain demographic and biometric details of the owner and will be issued to 820 million adult Indians at a cost of Rs 5,552 Crores
I believe only those holding RIC will be entitled to receive subsidized food-grains under the Food Security Act
How about a card to replace all the above-mentioned cards ?
With regards
hemen parekh

Thursday, 24 January 2013

MADE IN INDIA ?



When you have to fight a war, you don’t plan on losing
You want to guarantee a “ win “ , by deploying your best soldiers and your best equipment
That is why , Government of India does not hesitate to buy the best military hardware from :

Ø  Russia       ( Tanks )

Ø  Germany   ( Submarines )

Ø  America    ( Fighter planes )

Ø  Sweden    ( Field Artillary  )

Ø  Israel       ( Radars / Drones )

Ø  France     ( Machine Guns )  ……etc

This is despite the fact that we have our own war equipment manufacturing establishments such as :

Ø  Government owned 41 Ordnance Factories

Ø  Private sector manufacturers such as Mazgaon Dock / L&T / M&M /

TATA group / Cochin Shipyard etc

It is no different when it comes to fighting a war on illiteracy / educational deprivation / digital divide / poverty etc

We must fight – and win this war , in shortest possible time

Even if that means , HRD Ministry has to partially import those 5 million Aakash3  tablets from anywhere in the World, while providing a level-playing field to our indigeneous tablet manufacturers

They have lots of time to gear-up for supplying 220 million Aakash4 tablets

This is not 20/20 ODI or Lok-Sabha elections. It is a war

“ Made in India “ shenanigans have no place in a war !

With regards,

hemen  parekh


Jobs  for  All  =  Peace  on  Earth







Monday, 21 January 2013

BSNL CANNOT HELP !


It must get rid of 100,000 employees – and fast

Here is why :

  • It has a work-force of 281,000 employees as on 31 Mar 2011

  • It had a profit of Rs 10,183 Crores in 2004-05

  • Profit turned into a loss of Rs 6,384 Crores in 2010-11

  • Its salary burden is 48 % of its revenue

  • By getting rid of 1 lakh employees , salary burden will come down to 10-15 % of revenue

  • The average age of employees is about 50 years

  • This aging work-force don’t have the skill-set to compete with Airtel / RIL / Vodaphone / Idea etc
  
All of this , notwithstanding Congress Jaipur Declaration , promising to create 10,000,000 ( 1 Crore ) jobs each year , starting 2015 ( provided people believe in such promises and vote UPA to power in 2014 ! )

In the meantime , to survive , BSNL is selling real estate worth Rs 8,000 Crores

Obviously to those who will contribute generously to Congress Party Funds , which , are currently around Rs 2,000 Crores

NB

Payments in cash welcome from Individuals and Corporate if in sums of less than Rs 20,000 / - not requiring verification !

Hemen  Parekh

Saturday, 19 January 2013

GOOD NEWS : BAD NEWS


DNA ( 18th Jan 2013 ) reports ,

·     Good News / Food Securuty Bill

·     National Food Security Bill is likely to be placed before Parliament in forthcoming budget session, under which,

·      800 million poor people ( 67 % 0f Indian population ) will each get ,5 Kg of rice or wheat or millet , every month for Rs 5 / 2 / 1 per kg


·     Hopefully , this will save those 1.6 Million children ( under age 5 ), currently starving to death every year. Better late than never !

·     May be we should hold National Elections every alternate year !

·     Bad News  /  Decline in Education Standards

·     Annual Status of Education Report ( 2012 ) found following decline in education standards :
      -------------------------------------------------------------
Students Tested…………Test……………% age of students who failed test in
     2010……………2011…………….2012


Class 3…………………… Read Textbooks
Of Class  1 ………….54.4 ………….59.7……………..61.3


Class 5…………………… Read Textbooks
Of Class  2…………….46.3……………51.8……………53.2


Class 5………………… Solve Division
Problems…………………  58.6…………….67.2………….77.4


As it is , India has the dubious distinction of having the largest illiterate population in the World – with or without Right To Education Act

Soon, we will also boast the largest “ Unemployed “ work-force in the World !

Hemen  Parekh

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Guru-Speak

O , Mothers of Men
Mark my words :
Ignore your perishable body
Save your immortal soul
Blame your attitude
And change your outlook,
A rapist ceases to be a rapist
The moment you cry, Brother Dear
And fall at his feet.
Don’t venture out of home
And if you must , never alone,
Repeat after me :
“ I have no use for mobile,
Nor for a pair of jeans,
I will never wear a skirt
And go to hell for wearing shorts,
I will never give birth to a girl,
Or fall in love “
Chant my children
Chant a thousand times :
“ Guru is my Asha
And he is my Ram “
hemen parekh

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

But Democracy is a good thing !


The Girl is dead
India’s darling daughter is dead
But democracy is alive
And democracy is a good thing.

The womanhood is raped
Poor are starving to death
Farmers are committing suicide
But democracy is alive
And democracy is a good thing

Every day , 3279 children die of malnutrition
Even as millions of tons of grain
 Rot under sun and rain
Thousands die of tobacco smoke
But democracy is alive
And democracy is a good thing

Hundreds die in floods
Few thousands die crossing railway tracks
A million children die working for 18 hours
In dark / dungeon slave factories
Living on a slice of bread and glass of dirty water
But democracy is alive
And democracy is a good thing

Where else but in a democracy
Do people have a right
To vote / select their own Masters
Who , for the next five years, will

Ø  Silence them

Ø  Torture them

Ø  Maim them

Ø  Loot them

Ø  Rape them

Ø  Murder them

Cry, Beloved Motherland
And don’t stop crying
Till your tears sweep these tyrants into the Arabian Sea !

With utmost contempt

hemen  parekh

Jobs  for  All  =  Peace  on  Earth


A TRIBUTE



Dear Friend

Here is my tribute to the Delhi rape victim

Express your anguish , add your own verse ( and your name ) , at the end and forward to your “ Contact Group “ ( available in Outlook / GMail / Yahoo Mail etc )

Then request them to do likewise

Let , a million version of this tribute echo in the hearts on all Indians
  

But  Democracy  is  a  good  thing !

The Girl is dead
India’s darling daughter is dead
But democracy is alive
And democracy is a good thing.

Every year
21,000 mothers , daughters , sisters get raped,
Countless others burnt to dowry-death;
Poor starve or, shelter less
Freeze on footpath;
On each rainless day
A hundred farmers commit suicide
But democracy is alive
And democracy is a good thing

Each year , 1,600,000 children die of malnutrition
Even as millions of tons of grain
Rot under sun and rain
Thousands die of tobacco smoke
But democracy is alive
And democracy is a good thing

Hundreds die in floods
Few thousands die crossing railway tracks
A million children die working for 18 hours
In dark / dungeon slave factories
Living on a slice of bread and glass of dirty water
But democracy is alive
And democracy is a good thing

Where else but in a democracy
Do people have a right
To vote / select their own Masters
Who , for the next five years, will

Ø  Silence them

Ø  Torture them

Ø  Maim them

Ø  Loot them

Ø  Rape them

Ø  Murder them

Cry, Beloved Motherland

And don’t stop crying

Till your tears sweep these tyrants into the Arabian Sea !


Hemen Parekh