Does anyone know, How British captured India ? Lord Macaulay, the first paymaster general between 1846 and 1848 in his address to British Parliament on 2nd February, 1835(far before first war of Independence) said that “India is unable to conquer because of its cultural and spiritual heritage, so in order to conquer a country like India, we must have to weaken its cultural and spiritual heritage” and then what happened is a history.
Since the day we Indians are born, we found ourselves surrounded by corruption. For birth-certificate to Death-certificate, we need to pay bribe. We have no option because we believe that a stupid common man can do nothing. When someone else starts fighting for it, he becomes our hero. History is full of such heroes. Nowadays we found someone in our street, someone in our locality, someone in our city fighting for something. Do they deserve to be our Hero ? Yes, if they are fighting for us, not for fame or name. Today its very easy to become hero, pick a sensitive topic related to culture, religion or heritage. Find some person who is trying to deteriorate it and start fighting with him. You will soon become hero and will be compared with Gandhi, Teresa and other philanthropic creatures.
In recent days, Ramdev covers newspaper more than advertisements, earlier they used to cover the maximum portion but Ramdev had overtook them. Some are comparing Ramdev with Gandhi while others are seeing God in him, who took avtar to remove corruption form nation. Is it fair to compare Ramdev with Gandhi ? Gandhi was fighting against British ,they were like dictators and ruling over us without our desire. On the other hand, the govt that we have today is the one that we had voted yesterday. 70 years back we had no constitution, There was no democracy. But now, we have Democratic govt, a democracy is considered to be the most powerful force that exists on this universe. We have the biggest constitution in this world, what’s the use of it if we are not going by it.
It seems very easy to curse things. Its not easy to govern the largest Democracy of the world, but still we are blessed to be governed by a man who got D.Phil from University of Oxford and Economic tripos from University of Cambridge, and we still think that we are in wrong hands.
How many of us really know about Ramdev demands.? 70% of the persons who were there on the Ramlila ground didn’t know 50% of what exactly Ramdev wanted and what were his demands, What they knew was someone was fighting against corruption and they had to support him. Ramdev is demanding abolishment of Rs1000 notes and Rs500 currency notes, so that people are not be able to take bribe, Is it feasible ?, what if they start taking it in dollars, Abolishing 500 or 1000 notes seems to be the stupidest method of curing corruption. He asked to disable the operations of any bank which belongs to a country that is a tax haven. To replace British-inherited system of governance, administration, taxation, education, law and order with a swadeshi alternative. Till date all my attempts to understand this vague word “Swadeshi” has gone in vain. My knowledge about things state that things are either right or wrong, good or bad. How can we differentiate between things because of their radix. Most of the languages of world including Italian and Chinese were derived from Sanskrit. If they can adopt good things from us, why not we.? He is demanding to promote Hindi at the expense of English. Is he now trying to cut us from the rest of world?
Ramdev who is speaking so much about and against corruption and asking to make wages of different categories of labourers uniform across the country, Himself imposes different fees for ones who sit in first row to the ones who sit in last in his shivirs.
The man who is fighting for publicity and not for corruption is taking the name of 400 lakh crore rupees in foreign banks to be deposited in govt. fund. But he himself had a turnover of 1200 crores in just one year(2009-2010). How can someone who is teaching Yoga philanthropically can earn so much. Its only when we do business we can earn so much money.
How many of us know that Ramdev, owns a complete Island, people used to own an apartment, a house and a bungalow but the yoga king owns a complete island near Scotland. When he was asked about it, he said he should teach yoga there. Either we Indians are super dumb or he is super intelligent. In anycase if we are supporting him, we are going against our govt and we ourselves are becoming the hurdles in smooth functioning of our govt. Let not Ramdev be next Lord Macaulay.
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