Posts Tagged ‘Government of India’

Lokpal Bill – A Must Read !!

August 20, 2011

Today I am Anna Hazare ☺

For your education if you do not know this —- See how Lokpal Bill
can curb the politicians, Circulate it to create awareness
Existing System

System Proposed by civil society

No politician or senior officer ever goes to jail despite huge
evidence because Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) and CBI directly come
under the government. Before starting investigation or initiating
prosecution in any case, they have to take permission from the same
bosses, against whom the case has to be investigated.

Lokpal at centre and Lokayukta at state level will be independent
bodies. ACB and CBI will be merged into these bodies. They will have
power to initiate investigations and prosecution against any officer
or politician without needing anyoneⳠpermission. Investigation should
be completed within 1 year and trial to get over in next 1 year.
Within two years, the corrupt should go to jail.

No corrupt officer is dismissed from the job because Central Vigilance
Commission, which is supposed to dismiss corrupt officers, is only an
advisory body. Whenever it advises government to dismiss any senior
corrupt officer, its advice is never implemented.

Lokpal and Lokayukta will have complete powers to order dismissal of a
corrupt officer. CVC and all departmental vigilance will be merged
into Lokpal and state vigilance will be merged into Lokayukta.

No action is taken against corrupt judges because permission is
required from the Chief Justice of India to even register an FIR
against corrupt judges.

Lokpal & Lokayukta shall have powers to investigate and prosecute any
judge without needing anyoneⳠpermission.

Nowhere to go – People expose corruption but no action is taken on
their complaints.

Lokpal & Lokayukta will have to enquire into and hear every complaint.

There is so much corruption within CBI and vigilance departments.
Their functioning is so secret that it encourages corruption within
these agencies.

All investigations in Lokpal & Lokayukta shall be transparent. After
completion of investigation, all case records shall be open to public.
Complaint against any staff of Lokpal & Lokayukta shall be enquired
and punishment announced within two months.

Weak and corrupt people are appointed as heads of anti-corruption agencies.

Politicians will have absolutely no say in selections of Chairperson
and members of Lokpal & Lokayukta. Selections will take place through
a transparent and public participatory process.

Citizens face harassment in government offices. Sometimes they are
forced to pay bribes. One can only complaint to senior officers. No
action is taken on complaints because senior officers also get their
cut.

Lokpal & Lokayukta will get public grievances resolved in time bound
manner, impose a penalty of Rs 250 per day of delay to be deducted
from the salary of guilty officer and award that amount as
compensation to the aggrieved citizen.

Nothing in law to recover ill gotten wealth. A corrupt person can come
out of jail and enjoy that money.

Loss caused to the government due to corruption will be recovered from
all accused.

Small punishment for corruption- Punishment for corruption is minimum
6 months and maximum 7 years.

Enhanced punishment – The punishment would be minimum 5 years and
maximum of life imprisonment.

“दर्द होता रहा छटपटाते रहे, आईने॒से सदा चोट खाते रहे, वो वतन बेचकर
मुस्कुराते रहे
हम वतन के लिए॒सिर कटाते रहे”

280 लाख करोड़ का सवाल है …
भारतीय गरीब है लेकिन भारत देश कभी गरीब नहीं रहा”* ये कहना है स्विस
बैंक के डाइरेक्टर का. स्विस बैंक के डाइरेक्टर ने यह भी कहा है कि भारत
का लगभग 280 लाख करोड़ रुपये उनके स्विस बैंक में जमा  है. ये रकम इतनी
है कि भारत का आने वाले 30 सालों का बजट बिना टैक्स के बनाया जा सकता है.

या यूँ कहें कि 60 करोड़ रोजगार के अवसर दिए जा सकते है. या यूँ भी कह
सकते है कि भारत के किसी भी गाँव से दिल्ली तक 4 लेन रोड बनाया जा सकता
है.

ऐसा भी कह सकते है कि 500 से ज्यादा सामाजिक प्रोजेक्ट पूर्ण किये जा
सकते है. ये रकम इतनी ज्यादा है कि अगर हर भारतीय को 2000 रुपये हर महीने
भी दिए जाये तो 60 साल तक ख़त्म ना हो. यानी भारत को किसी वर्ल्ड बैंक से
लोन लेने कि कोई जरुरत नहीं है. जरा सोचिये … हमारे भ्रष्ट राजनेताओं
और नोकरशाहों ने कैसे देश को

लूटा है और ये लूट का सिलसिला अभी तक 2011 तक जारी है.

इस सिलसिले को अब रोकना बहुत ज्यादा जरूरी हो गया है. अंग्रेजो ने हमारे
भारत पर करीब 200 सालो तक राज करके करीब 1 लाख करोड़ रुपये लूटा.

मगर आजादी के केवल 64 सालों में हमारे भ्रस्टाचार ने 280 लाख करोड़ लूटा
है. एक तरफ 200 साल में 1 लाख करोड़ है और दूसरी तरफ केवल 64 सालों में
280 लाख करोड़ है. यानि हर साल लगभग 4.37 लाख करोड़, या हर महीने करीब 36
हजार करोड़ भारतीय मुद्रा स्विस बैंक में इन भ्रष्ट लोगों द्वारा जमा
करवाई गई है.

भारत को किसी वर्ल्ड बैंक के लोन की कोई दरकार नहीं है. सोचो की कितना
पैसा हमारे भ्रष्ट राजनेताओं और उच्च अधिकारीयों ने ब्लाक करके रखा हुआ
है.

हमे भ्रस्ट राजनेताओं और भ्रष्ट अधिकारीयों के खिलाफ जाने का पूर्ण
अधिकार है.हाल ही में हुवे घोटालों का आप सभी को पता ही है – CWG घोटाला,
२ जी स्पेक्ट्रुम घोटाला , आदर्श होउसिंग घोटाला … और ना जाने कौन कौन
से घोटाले अभी उजागर होने वाले है ……..

आप लोग जोक्स फॉरवर्ड करते ही हो.
इसे भी इतना फॉरवर्ड करो की पूरा भारत इसे पढ़े … और एक आन्दोलन बन जाये

Spread it like fire;
our Nation needs us..please Contribute..
This is not just a article, it is the future of our Nation …

ABC to Anna Hazare ….. !!

April 9, 2011

1. Who is Anna Hazare?
An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War

2. What’s so special about him?
He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra

3. So what?
This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills. In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.

4. Ok,…?
This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.

5. Really, what is he fighting for?
He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.

6. How that can be possible?
He is advocating for a Bil, The Lok Pal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.

7. It’s an entirely new thing right..?
In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit thier theft (corruption).

8. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time?
The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed. Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the LOK PAL BILL. 50% goverment participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.

9. Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed?
A LokPal will be appointed at the centre. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.

10. Is he alone? Whoelse is there in the fight with Anna Hazare?
Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more. Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause.

11. Ok, got it. What can I do?
At least we can spread the message. How? Putting status message, links, video, changing profile pics. At least we can support Anna Hazare and the cause for uprooting corruption from India. At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go in vain. At least we can pray for his good health.

My humble request to all is to do the same and spread the word.

Why India is still a developing country…!!!

April 21, 2010

An Old Story :

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and laying up supplies for the winter. The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away.

Come winter, the Ant is warm and well fed. The Grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the cold.

Indian Version :

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer building its house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The Grasshopper thinks the Ant’s a fool and laughs & dances & plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the Ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving. NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to provide pictures of the shivering Grasshopper next to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be that this poor Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Arundhati Roy stages a demonstration in front of the Ant’s house.

Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers demanding that Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter .

Mayawati states this as `injustice’ done on Minorities.

Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticize the Indian Government for not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.

The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking support to the Grasshopper (many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace for prompt

support as against the wrath of God for non-compliance) .

Opposition MPs stage a walkout. Left parties call for ‘ Bengal Bandh’ in West Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.

CPM in Kerala immediately passes a law preventing Ants from working hard in the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among Ants and Grasshoppers.

Mamta Bannerji allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all Indian Railway Trains, aptly named as the ‘Grasshopper Rath’.

Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the ‘ Prevention of Terrorism Against Grasshoppers Act’ [POTAGA], with effect from the beginning of the winter.

Kapil Sibbal makes ‘Special Reservation ‘ for Grasshoppers in Educational Institutions & in Government Services.

The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes,it’s home is confiscated by the Government

and handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony covered by NDTV.

Arundhati Roy calls it ‘ A Triumph of Justice’.

Mamta calls it ‘Socialistic Justice ‘.

CPM calls it the ‘ Revolutionary Resurgence of the Downtrodden ‘

Koffi Annan invites the Grasshopper to address the UN General Assembly.

Many years later….

The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a multi-billion dollar company in Silicon Valley ,

100s of Grasshoppers still die of starvation despite reservation somewhere in India ,

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As a result of loosing lot of hard working Ants and feeding the grasshoppers,

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India is still a developing country…!!!

Courtesy : A Forward from Mukesh Jha, Infosis

More cell phones in India than toilets: UN report

April 20, 2010

Far more Indians have access to cell phones than to toilet and basic sanitation, a new UN report has said.

“It is a tragic irony to think that in India, a country now wealthy enough that roughly half of the people own phones, about half cannot afford the basic necessity and dignity of a toilet,” said Zafar Adeel, Director of United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health.

“Popular education about the health dangers of poor sanitation is also needed. But this simple measure could do more to save lives, especially those of young people, improve health and help pull India and other countries in similar circumstances out of poverty than any alternative investment. It can also serve as a very significant boost to the local economy,” he added.

The report is produced by experts who prescribe ways to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on sanitation by 2015.

The esearch shows roughly 366 million people (31 per cent of the population) in India had access to improved sanitation in 2008. Other data, meanwhile, shows 545 million cell phones are now connected to service in India’s emerging economy. The number of cell phones per 100 people has skyrocketed from 0.35 in year 2000-01 to about 45 today.

Worldwide, some 1.1 billion people defecate in the open and data shows progress in creating access to toilets and sanitation lags far behind world MDG targets, even as mobile phone connections continue to a predicted 1 billion in India by 2015, according to the study.

The report says it costs about $300 to build a toilet, and worldwide an estimated $358 billion is needed between now and 2015 to reach the MDG for sanitation.

“The world can expect, however, a return of between $3 and $4 for every dollar spent on sanitation, realised through reduced poverty and health costs and higher productivity, an economic and humanitarian opportunity of historic proportions,” said Adeel.

If current global trends continue, the World Health Organisation and UNICEF, in a report titled “Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water” in March, predicted a 1 billion person shortfall from the sanitation goal in 2015 — in all, 2.7 billion will lack access.

“This report notes cultural taboos surround this issue in some countries, preventing progress,” said Adeel. “Anyone who shirks the topic as repugnant, minimises it as undignified, or considers unworthy those in need should let others take over for the sake of 1.5 million children and countless others killed each year by contaminated water and unhealthy sanitation.”

The nine recommendations to meet the MDG include addressing sanitation in the context of global poverty, making sanitation a primary focus within the broader context of water management and access to safe water and integrating sanitation into community life.

Another report released last year by the WHO and UNICEF found that India has the largest number of persons that defecate in the open worldwide– around 665 million.

The blinding power of black !

March 24, 2010

Pritish Nandy,  22 March 2010, 10:52 AM IST

Every election in India has been fought on three promises. One: To fight corruption and punish the corrupt. Two: To reduce the generation of black money in the economy and bring it back from wherever it is secretly hoarded overseas. Three: To fight back inflation, bring down prices so that you and I can protect our standard of living instead of fighting a losing battle against inflation every year.

Curiously, these are the precise counts on which all Governments fail. They fail not because they make a serious attempt and lose. They fail simply because these promises were never meant to be kept. The men and women who rule India have always encouraged corruption because that is what oils the huge machinery of power and keeps it running. They also love the corrupt because unlike the languages we speak, Hindi, English, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, the language of corruption is universal. It binds together parties, alliances, devious political objectives. It’s the language politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen understand. It’s the actual vocabulary of power.

You and I may hate corruption and sneer at it as an ugly thing, but those who play with power love having corrupt people around them. They are the deal makers who fix every problem, cash every political opportunity. Without them, we would lurch from one crisis to the next because blackmail and extortion have become an essential part of the political process today. Most transactions of India’s power elite are conducted in dark corners with corruption as its main currency.

Corruption and black money go hand in hand. So it’s unlikely that those in power, who depend so heavily on corruption will ever clamp down on black money. In fact, once elections are over and Governments are formed, all talk of fighting black money disappears. Yes, we hear the occasional grunts and groans, so that issues of public morality are still kept alive, but everyone is eager to bury the agenda of recovering black money. That’s not just because our politicians and bureaucrats love Swiss Banks. (In fact, the largest amount of money held in Swiss banks belongs to Indians.) But also because the process of recovering this huge amount of money, estimated variously between $500 billion and $1400 billion, represents not just what you and I have lost through political venality, it’s also what keeps our politics going. It’s what you can call reverse apartheid: Black money is all powerful here. White is for petty wage earners like you and me.

The third promise never kept is that of fighting inflation. Apart from a few scary recession months when the world was collapsing around our ears, we have never seen prices fall. If some price falls or is brought down to score a political point, the uproar is so huge it’s quickly reversed. Most of our businesses feed off rampaging inflation. Just look at the Worli Bandra bridge: its cost grew from Rs 300 crore to Rs 1600 crore just in the making. Food prices keep spiralling and yet farmers commit suicide because they don’t get remunerative prices. Who makes the money in between? The answer’s obvious. No country, however rich, however many people it may have in the Forbes Top Ten, can afford 20% inflation in food costs, particularly when half the nation goes to bed hungry. Funnily, by raising fuel prices in the much acclaimed recent budget, we have now successfully pushed the overall inflation to double digits as well. If you think that’s scary in the current economic scenario, wait. Economists say inflation will further grow even if your salary doesn’t. In any case, salaries can never keep pace with inflation. An average Mumbaikar spends 65% of his income only on paying rent because builders, with Government connivance, have created this monstrous bubble in property prices. Now they want to add 12% service tax on it, beginning with commercial leases.

Last week we saw pictures of millions of tonnes of foodgrain infested with rats, rotting in the open in Punjab because our godowns can barely store 16 million tonnes whereas we need to store 48. So, even as millions of Indians, men, women and children, struggle with hunger and malnutrition, we allow millions of tonnes of foodgrains to go waste. It’s not my intent to calculate here the cost to the national exchequer for this colossal waste, money that could have saved us taxes and brought down prices. The human cost is far more unbearable and any Government with self respect must punish those responsible.

Actually, that’s the real problem here: Waste. We allow vast sums of money to be lost in corruption. We allow billions of dollars of funny money to lie in Swiss banks even when the Swiss are ready to reveal details of ownership. We allow millions of people to starve when millions of tonnes of foodgrain openly rot. How can we be so corrupt and so inept at the same time?

Source : http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/extraordinaryissue/entry/the-blinding-power-of-black

ABC to TLC (Team Life Care)

January 7, 2010

TLC Insurance India Pvt. Ltd ( TLC )
Team Life Care Insurance India Pvt. Ltd is a partner company of Bajaj Allianz. Company is acting as a mediator between Bajaj Allianz and Agents of Bajaj Allianz.
1)TLC is the No One Channel Partner of Bajaj Allianz among 05 channel partners.

2) TLC is the First ISO Certified Pvt Company which is now promoted as PRIORITY Partner.
3) TLC has settled more than 10000 of families through its tremendous business plans and strategies.
4) TLC is registered under Companies Act 1956.
5) MOTO of TLC is to provide
Savings
Security
Additional Income

Products:
1) Invest yearly premium for Rs.5000/5600 halfyr,Rs.10,000/yr, Rs.12,500/yr..by taking Demand draft in favor of Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Ltd payable at Salem .
2) Invest Rs.500 for first year only along with first premium amount by taking Demand draft in favor of TLC Insurance India Pvt. Ltd payable at Bangalore.
3) Maximum Premium – No Limit
4) Minimum Payable – 3 Years
5) Age of Entry – 0 to 60 Years
6) Coverage – Up to 70 Years (Minimum fund value to be maintained above 150% of Annual premium)

Benefits:
1) Life Insurance for your life time
2) Growth of returns based on your inflation rate
3) Tax Savings under IT Section(80C or 80D or 10(10)D)

Documents Required:
1) Proposal Form
2) Clear Age Proof copy (PAN Card or Driving License copy)
3) Photo Id proof (PAN Card or Driving License copy)
4) Photo’s of the proposer (4 Passport Size photo’s)
5) Address proof (Driving License or Passport or Ration Card copy)

Outlook:
According to sources, in India only 2.5% of population are insured and 97.5% of population have not insured and about Rs.15,000/- crores insurance premium are untapped. So become TLC co-ordinator and join with us to make a financially secured Society.We have income plan for every one
Gateway to TLC Co-ordinator:
Take Policy of Rs.5000/- for half-yearly premium Along with Rs.500/- towards Business Sales Kit, E-commerce, Handling charges. DD favouring M/s TLC Insurance (India) Pvt. Ltd., payable at Bangalore.
Who is a TLC Co-ordinator:
A TLC co-ordinator is responsible for sourcing and generating leads for and on behalf of TLC, thus getting entitled for incentives and start earning!
(example for Rs.5000/- premium policy)
I. Referral Incentive: 1st Premium Sponsor a pair and Tail and get Rs.600 for each pair Maximum payout is Rs.50,000/- for 15 days.
II. Marshal Incentive -I: 2nd Premium for renewal of every pair you get Rs.250 for each pair Maximum payout is Rs.25,000/- for 15 days.
III. Marshal Incentive -II: 3rd Premium for renewal of every pair you get Rs.250 for each pair Maximum payout is Rs.25,000/- for 15 days.
IV. Life Incentive: 4th Premium onwards for renewal of every pair you get Rs.100 for each pair Maximum payout is Rs.12,500/- for 15 days.
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Ratio = 1 : 1 (One pair means two policies).
Payment in every 15 days covering the period from 1-15 and 16 to 31.
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ANDAMMAN TOUR:
Eligibility.
1. 100 Pairs in their respective down line at any level.
2. No Time Limit to achieve this post.
3. 6 days 5 nights tour to Andamaan.

CAR ACHIEVER:
Eligibility.
1. On making 350 Pairs in their respective down line at any level.
2. No Time Limit to achieve this post.
3. Advance against the down payment for Car Rs.75,000/- will be paid.
4. By the time this coordinator have drawn a sum of Rs.2,10,000/- (350 Pair Policies X Rs.600/- per pair).
5. Can buy any make of Car of Rs.15 Lakhs worth of their own choice.

6. Maximum of Rs.21,000/- per month for 72 months as Car Fund.**
7.Only Two Car will be provided per family.

PENSION ACHIEVER :
Eligibility.
1. Two Car Achievers in their respective down line at any level.
2. No Time Limit to achieve this post.
3. One lakh will be deposited by TLC with Bajaj Allianz Pension Plan in your name for getting the pension as per the Pension Plan’s policies in force.
4. Pension will start at the age of 60 years.

DIRECTOR ACHIEVERPLATINUM CO-ORDINATOR :
Eligibility.
1. Two Pension Achievers in their respective down line at any level.
2. No Time Limit to achieve this post.
3. 10% share from total profit of the Company.
4. Will be paid for the full Generation as a Royalty.
5. Can say approximately Rs.5 – 6 Lakhs per month.

Those who wants to fulfill their dream are most welcome to achieve their GOAL by putting their dedicated hard work as a team together.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS… 

1) Why I need to pay Rs.500 for TLC?

Bajaj Allianz and TLC has come up with a beneficiary scheme for each policy holder. When you pay Rs.500 to TLC along with a Policy you insure under Bajaj, you are becoming an active member of TLC group as well. By becoming a member, you are also eligible for making policy holder under you. If at all you are not making any policy holder still, Bajaj and TLC will pay you a cheque on monthly basis for whatever policy holder your Agent makes under him.

2)How can I trust Bajaj Allianz and TLC Insurance India Pvt. Ltd?

Any insurance company to start their business, they have to register under IRDA. Based on IRDA approval only they can start their insurance business. In this way, Both Bajaj Allianz and TLC Insurance India Pvt. Ltd are registered companies under IRDA

3) What is IRDA?

IRDA is an independent authority like RBI. RBI is specially meant for Banking Sector. Similarly IRDA is meant for Insurance Sector by Government of India.
EARNING FOR NEXT GENARATION THROUGH TLC.
If you want to join or if have any other querries about things written above, feel free to contact me (Praveen Kumar).
Email : gpraveenkumar1[AT]gmail[DOT]com
(Replace ‘[AT]’ with ‘@’ and ‘[DOT]’ with ‘.’)

DR. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ‘s Speech in Hyderabad

September 5, 2009

*Please read this article by giving 10 minutes from your busy life.
Really good…. ** *

* The President of India DR. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ‘s Speech in Hyderabad . *

Why is the media here so negative?
Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our
achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing
success stories but we refuse acknowledge them— Why?
We are the first in milk production.
We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.
We are the second largest producer of wheat.
We are the second largest producer of rice.
Look at Dr. Sudarshan , he has transferred the tribal village into a
self-sustaining, self-driving unit.

There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed
in the bad news and failures and disasters.

I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was
the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken
place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had
the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed
his desert into an orchid and a granary. It was this inspiring picture
that everyone woke up to. The gory details of killings, bombardments,
deaths, were inside in the newspaper, buried among other news.

In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.

Why are we so NEGATIVE?

Another question: Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign
things? We want foreign T. Vs, we want foreign shirts. We want foreign
technology.

Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we not realize that
self-respect comes with self-reliance? I was in Hyderabad giving this
lecture,when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her
what her goal in life is. She replied: I want to live in a developed
India . For her, you and I will have to build this developed India .
You must proclaim. India is not an under-developed nation; it is a
highly developed nation.

Do you have 10 minutes? Allow me to come back with a vengeance.

Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read; otherwise, choice is yours.
YOU say that our government is inefficient.
YOU say that our laws are too old.
YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.
YOU say that the phones don’t work, the railways are a joke,
The airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach their destination.
YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits.

YOU say, say and say.. What do YOU do about it?

Take a person on his way to Singapore . Give him a name – YOURS. Give
him aface – YOURS. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your
International best. In Singapore you don’t throw cigarette butts on
the roads or eat in the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground
links as they are. You pay $5 (approx. Rs. 60) to drive through
Orchard Road (equivalent of Mahim Causeway or Pedder Road ) between 5
PM and 8 PM. YOU come back to the parking lot to punch your parking
ticket if you have over stayed in a restaurant or a shopping mall
irrespective of your status identity… In Singapore you don’t say
anything, DO YOU?

YOU wouldn’t dare to eat in public during Ramadan, in Dubai .

YOU would not dare to go out without your head covered in Jeddah .

YOU would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchange in
London at 10 pounds ( Rs.650) a month to, ‘see to it that my STD and
ISD calls are billed to someone else.’

YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 km/h) in Washington and
then tell the traffic cop,’Jaanta hai main kaun hoon (Do you know who
I am?). I am so and so’s son. Take your two bucks and get lost.’

YOU wouldn’t chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other than the
garbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New
Zealand

Why don’t YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo ? Why don’t YOU use
examination jockeys or buy fake certificates in Boston ??? We are
still talking of the same YOU..

YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries
but cannot in your own. You who will throw papers and cigarettes on
the road the moment you touch Indian ground. If you can be an involved
and appreciative citizen in an alien country, why cannot you be the
same here in India ?

Once in an interview, the famous Ex-municipal commissioner of Bombay ,
Mr. Tinaikar , had a point to make. ‘Rich people’s dogs are walked on
the streets to leave their affluent droppings all over the place,’ he
said. ‘And then the same people turn around to criticize and blame the
authorities for inefficiency and dirty pavements. What do they expect
the
officers to do? Go down with a broom every time their dog feels the
pressure in his bowels? In America every dog owner has to clean up
after his pet has done the job. Same in Japan . Will the Indian
citizen do that here?’ He’s right. We go to the polls to choose a
government and after that forfeit all responsibility.

We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do
everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative. We
expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop
chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick
up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin.

We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going
to learn the proper use of bathrooms.

We want Indian Airlines and Air India to provide the best of food and
toiletries but we are not going to stop pilfering at the least
opportunity.

This applies even to the staff who is known not to pass on the service
to the public. When it comes to burning social issues like those
related to women, dowry, girl child! and others, we make loud drawing
room protestations and continue to do the reverse at home. Our excuse?

‘It’s the whole system which has to change, how will it matter if I
alone forego my sons’ rights to a dowry.’ So who’s going to change the
system? What does a system consist of ? Very conveniently for us it
consists of our neighbor’s, other households, other cities, other
communities and the government. But definitely not me and YOU.

When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the
system we lock ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon
and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a
Mr.Clean to come along & work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of
his hand or we leave the country and run away. Like lazy cowards
hounded by our fears we run to America to bask in their glory and
praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to England
. When England experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out
to the Gulf. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and
brought home by the Indian government. Everybody is out to abuse and
rape the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience
is mortgaged to money.

Dear Indians, The article is highly thought inductive, calls for a
greatdeal of introspection and pricks one’s conscience too…. I am
echoing J. F. Kennedy ‘s words to his fellow Americans to relate to
Indians…..

‘ASK WHAT WE CAN DO FOR INDIA
AND DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE TO MAKE INDIA
WHAT AMERICA AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE TODAY’

Lets do what India needs from us.

Forward this mail to each Indian for a change instead of sending Jokes
or junk mails.

Thank you,
Dr. Abdul Kalaam

I humbly request you to forward this to every Indian…… .JAI HIND

ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT… A Software Engineer’s Story !!

August 20, 2009

ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT…

WRITTEN BY AN INDIAN SOFTWARE ENGINEER…

A Bitter Reality

As the dream of most parents I had acquired a degree in
Software Engineering and joined a company based in USA, the
land of braves and opportunity. When I arrived in the USA, it
was as if a dream had come true.

Here at last I was in the place where I want to be. I decided I
would be staying in this country for about Five years in which
time I would have earned enough money to settle down in India .

My father was a government employee and after his retirement,
the only asset he could acquire was a decent one bedroom apt.

I wanted to do some thing more than him. I started fe el ing
homesick and lon el y as the time passed. I used to call home and
speak to my parents every week using cheap international phone
cards. Two years passed, two years of fast food at McDonald’s and
pizzas  and 2 years watching the foreign exchange
rate getting happy whenever the Rupee value went down.

Finally I decided to get married. Told my parents that I have
only 10 days of holidays and everything must be done within
these 10 days. I got my ticket booked in the cheapest flight.
Was jubilant and was actually enjoying hopping for gifts for
all my friends back home. If I miss anyone then there will be
talks. After reaching home I spent home one week going through
all the photographs of girls and as the time was getting
shorter I was forced to s el ect one candidate.

In-laws told me, to my surprise, that I would have to get
married in 2-3 days, as I will not get anymore holidays. After
the marriage, it was time to return to USA , after giving some
money to my parents and t el ling the neighbors to look after
them, we returned to USA .

My wife enjoyed this country for about two months and then she
started fe el ing lon el y. The frequency of calling India
increased to twice in a week sometimes 3 times a week. Our
savings started diminishing.

After two more years we started to
have kids. Two lov el y kids, a boy and a girl, were gifted to us
by the almighty. Every time I spoke to my parents, they asked
me to come to India so that they can see their grand-children.

Every year I decide to go to India … But part work part
monetary conditions prevented it. Years went by and visiting
India was a distant dream. Then suddenly one day I got a
message that my parents were seriously sick. I tried but I
couldn’t get any holidays and thus could not go to India … The
next message I got was my parents had passed away and as there
was no one to do the last rights the society members had done
whatever they could. I was depressed. My parents had passed
away without seeing their grand children.

After couple more years passed away, much to my children’s
dislike and my wife’s joy we returned to India to settle down.
I started to look for a suitable property, but to my dismay my
savings were short and the property prices had gone up during
all these years. I had to return to the USA …

My wife refused to come back with me and my children refused to
stay in India … My 2 children and I returned to USA after
promising my wife I would be back for good after two years.

Time passed by, my daughter decided to get married to an
American and my son was happy living in USA … I decided that
had enough and wound-up every thing and returned to India … I
had just enough money to buy a decent 02 bedroom APT in a
w el l-dev el oped locality.

Now I am 60 years old and the only time I go out of the APT is
for the routine visit to the nearby temple. My faithful wife
has also left me and gone to the holy abode.

Sometimes

I wondered was it worth all this?

My father, even after staying in India ,

Had a house to his name and I too have
the same nothing more.

I lost my parents and children for just ONE EXTRA BEDROOM.

Looking out from the window I see a lot of children dancing.
This damned cable TV has spoiled our new generation and these
children are losing their values and culture because of it. I
get occasional cards from my children asking I am alright. W el l
at least they remember me.

Now perhaps after I die it will be the neighbors again who will
be performing my last rights, God Bless them.

But the question
still
remains ‘was all this worth it?’

I am still searching for an answer…… ……… ..!!!

START THINKING

IS IT JUST FOR ONE EXTRA BEDROOM???

LIFE IS BEYOND THIS …..DON’T JUST LEAVE YOUR LIFE ……..

START LIVING IT ……..

LIVE IT AS YOU WANT IT TO BE …

Credits to Natasha Mishra. This is posted with an intension that more people get to read it. 😀

Best Resume !

April 3, 2009

 

RESUME


EDUCATION /Qualification: 

1950: Stood first in BA (Hons), Economics, PunjabUniversity, Chandigarh , 

1952; Stood first in MA (Economics), PunjabUniversity , Chandigarh ,

1954; Wright’s Prize for distinguished performance at St John’s College , Cambridge , 

1955 and 1957; Wrenbury scholar, University of Cambridge ,

1957; DPhil ( Oxford ), DLitt (Honoris Causa); PhD thesis on India ‘s export competitiveness 


OCCUPATION /Teaching Experience : 

Professor (Senior lecturer, Economics, 1957-59;

Reader, Economics, 1959-63; 

Professor, Economics, Punjab University , Chandigarh , 1963-65; 

Professor,Internati onal Trade, Delhi School of Economics,Universit y of Delhi,1969-71 ; 

Honorary professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University ,New Delhi,1976 and Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi ,1996 and Civil Servant 


Working Experience/ POSITIONS : 

1971-72: Economic advisor, ministry of foreign trade

1972-76: Chief economic advisor, ministry of finance 

1976-80: Director, Reserve Bank of India ;

Director, Industrial Development Bank of India; 

Alternate governor for India, Board of governors, Asian Development Bank;

Alternate governor for India, Board of governors, IBRD 

November 1976 – April 1980: Secretary, ministry of finance (Department of economic affairs); 

Member, finance, Atomic Energy Commission; Member,finance, Space Commission 

April 1980 – September 15, 1982 : Member-secretary, Planning Commission 

1980-83: Chairman , India Committee of the Indo-Japan joint study committee 

September 16, 1982 – January 14, 1985 : Governor, Reserve Bank of India . 

1982-85: Alternate Governor for India, Board of governors, International Monetary Fund 

1983-84: Member, economic advisory council to the Prime Minister 

1985: President, Indian Economic Association 

January 15, 1985 – July 31, 1987 : Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

August 1, 1987</ SPAN> – November 10, 19! 90: Secretary-general and commissioner, south commission, Geneva

December 10, 1990 – March 14, 1991 : Advisor to the Prime Minister on economic affairs 

March 15, 1991 – June 20, 1991 : Chairman, UGC

June 21, 1991 – May 15, 1996 : Union finance minister

October 1991: Elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam on Congress ticket 

June 1995: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha 

1996 onwards: Member, Consultative Committee for the ministry of finance

August 1, 1996 – December 4, 1997 : Chairman, Parliamentary standing committee on commerce 

March 21, 1998 onwards: Leader of the Opposition, R ajya Sabha 

June 5, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on finance

August 13, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on rules

Aug 1998-2001: Member, committee of privileges 2000 onwards: Member, executive committee, Indian parliamentary group 

June 2001: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

Aug 2001 onwards: Member, general purposes committee 

 

BOOKS: 

India ‘s Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth – 

Clarendon Pr ess, Oxford University , 1964; also published a large number of articles in various economic journals. 


OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 

Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge , 1956 

Padma Vibhushan, 1987

Euro money Award, Finance Minister of the Year, 1993; 

Asia money Award, Finance Minister of the Year for Asia , 1993 and 1994 

 

INTERNATIONAL ASSIG NMENTS: 

1966: Economic Affairs Officer

1966-69: Chief, financing for trade section, UNCTAD 

1972-74: Deputy for India in IMF Committee of Twenty on International Monetary Reform 

1977-79: Indian delegation to Aid-India Consortium Meetings 

1980-82: Indo-Soviet joint planning group meeting

1982: Indo-Soviet monitoring group meeting

1993: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Cyprus 1993: Human Rights World Conference, Vienna 

 

RECREATION : 

Gymkhana Club, New Delhi ; Life Member, India International Centre, New Delhi


PERSONAL DETAIL: 

Name: Dr Manmohan Singh 

DOB: September 26, 1932 

Place of Birth: Gah ( West Punjab )

Father: S. Gurmukh Singh 

Mother: Mrs Amrit Kaur

Married on: September 14, 1958 

Wife: Mrs Gursharan Kaur 

Children: Three daughters

Our Prime Minister seems to be the most qualified PM all over the world.

 

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$ for dollar, ¥ for yen…govt invites symbol for rupee !!!

March 7, 2009

People Check out this hot piece of news !!!

The Government has decided to assign an internationally recognisable symbol to the Indian rupee, much like the US dollar, Euro, Pound Sterling, Japanese Yen, and some other major currencies. And has invited the public to suggest symbols for the rupee. 

The symbol, the Finance Ministry has announced, “should represent the historical and cultural ethos of the country as widely accepted across the country”. It should be applicable to “standard keyboard” and has to be in the Indian National Language Script or a visual representation, it says.

All valid entries received by the deadline of April 15 will be evaluated by a jury of three members drawn from reputed art institutions and two representatives each from the government and Reserve Bank of India. Five entries will be shortlisted at which stage participants will be asked to make presentations to the jury. The winner will get a cash prize of Rs 250,000 while the shortlisted five participants will get Rs 25,000 each. The selected design will become a property of the government of India.

In my personal opinion, I don’t feel there is any necessity for this. Anyway, I just hope this change is going to get more value to India 🙂 . It was first Rs., then to match the International Standards it became INR, What NEXT ? 

http://tinyurl.com/cm5ztc

 

Source : http://www.indianexpress.com/news/for-dollar-for-yen…govt-invites-symbol…/430077/

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