Tuesday, October 29, 2013

GIVE IT TO YOUR KIDS !! by Bill Gates

GIVE IT TO YOUR KIDS !!..Read and Share

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2: The world doesn't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it’s not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters.. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

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Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and Jawahar Lal Nehru

by Suresh Kochattil

In today's war of words between Congress and BJP we need to understand the truth of how Sardar was treated by Nehru and his cronies. That there was no love lost between Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel was evident from historical records and personal anecdotes. Compared to Sardar's towering personality, Nehru was a pygmy. 
Records show that the Sardar who was then then Deputy Prime Mnister and Home Minister was insulted, humiliated and disgraced by the then Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, during a Cabinet meeting. “You are a complete communalist and I’ll never be a party to your suggestions and proposals,” Nehru shouted at Patel during a crucial Cabinet meeting to discuss the liberation of Hyderabad by the Army from the tyranny of the Razakkars, the then Nizam’s private army.
“A shocked Sardar Patel collected his papers from the table and slowly walked out of the Cabinet room. That was the last time Patel attended a Cabinet meeting. He also stopped speaking to Nehru since then,” writes MKK Nair, a 1947 batch IAS officer, in his memoirs “With No Ill Feeling to Anybody”. Nair had close ties with both Sardar and VP Menon, his Man Friday.
When Sardar died in Bombay on 15th Dec 1950, Nehru showed his true colours. In his book ‘India from Curzon to Nehru and afterwards’ Durgadas, speaks of how Nehru went on to President Rajendra Prasad advised him against participation in Sardar’s funeral. President Prasad told Nehru to mind his own business and he did not need his advise. 
Immediately after he got the news about Sardar Patel’s death, Nehru sent two notes to the Ministry of States. The notes reached VP Menon, the then Secretary to the Ministry. In one of the notes, Nehru had asked Menon to send the official Cadillac car used by Sardar Patel to the former’s office. The second note was shocking. Nehru wanted government secretaries desirous of attending Sardar Patel’s last rites to do so at their own personal expenses.
But Menon convened a meeting of all secretaries and asked them to furnish the names of those who want to attend the last rites of Patel. He did not mention anything about the note sent by Nehru. Menon paid the entire cost of the air tickets for those secretaries who expressed their wish to attend Sardar’s last journey. This further infuriated Nehru. 
I can write more, but the moot point is that Nehru was a disaster and he hated the fact that he was a nobody in front of Sardar. You can call it inferiority complex or by any other name.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Communal Violence Bill : Flaws and Implications

Communal Violence Bill - Presentation at CIPL, Dec ’11
Presentation Transcript
1. On the Implications of the Communal Violence Bill Shantanu Bhagwat 24th December ’11 Chanakya Institute of Public LeadershipSatyameva-Jayate.org 1

2. Background/ Reasons To protect the “minorities” “A polity which is just, fair and equitable needs to protect the weaker sections, minorities, SCs and STs” – Hon Sh Kapil Sibal Is the way to achieve this ad-hoc laws or an efficient judicial system? To correct “systemic bias in the administrative & criminal justice machinery against disadvantaged groups” – John Dayal What is the basis of this assertion? Can a “systemic bias” be really corrected with a law? 2Satyameva-Jayate.org Source: Communal Violence Bill divides society by Prof Hilda Raja

3. Background/ Reasons Unstated underlying assumption that the majority community are the perpetrators of violence in case of communal clashes Contrary to facts?* In a study of 74 communal riots between 1953 – 1977 in Gujarat and Rajasthan, 75 per cent were found to have been instigated by wayward members of the minority community This study was done by a member of the “minority” community, Ms Zenab Banu (Politics of Communalism: a Politico-historical Analysis of Communal Riots in post- Independence India with Special Reference to the Gujarat and Rajasthan Riots (1989)) 3Satyameva-Jayate.org Source: Communal Violence Bill divides society by Prof Hilda Raja

4. The Motives Who is this meant for? Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes already have a full- fledged Commission with powers of civil courts to take care of their problems Linguistic Minorities? Even though one of the conclusions of the Ranganath Misra commission was that their situation differs from state to state ..and that they are neither a caste, class or a religious community “…assistance in identification and reburial of the bodies in accordance with the cultural practices of the families and communities*” (at Pg 50, under “Guarantee of non-repetition”) A pathetic vote-pulling tactic? 4Satyameva-Jayate.org Source: http://blog.offstumped.in/2011/05/26/nacs-draft-communal-violence-bill-an-analysis/

5. Fundamental Flaws Under clause 73, presumption of guilt unless proven to the contrary* All offences cognisable and non-bailable (clause 58) The special public prosecutor to conduct proceedings under this act shall not act in aid of truth but ‘in the interest of the victim’ Communal and targeted violence means violence which destroys the ‘secular fabric of the nation’ No definition of “secular fabric” Creation of an over-arching institution (complete with communal quota) with draconian powers Right to enter properties (clause 33[4]), control “media content” (clause 8 and 67[1]), inquire into the conduct of the armed forces “more powerful than any authority created since adoption of Constitution in 1950” – John Dayal 5Satyameva-Jayate.org * Sources: Swapan Dasgupta in The Pioneer; Sh Arun Jaitley in Rediff

6. The Implications Frighteningly broad-based Sweeping in scope Even crimes that may have nothing to do with religion are now being sought to be defined on communal grounds (e.g. sexual offences) Similarly A shopkeeper or a businessman from the minority community can always allege that his partners from the majority community have cheated him because of his community and religion and the law will have to take notice of his complaint. Under Clause 14, office bearers of organisations will be held responsible for any offence committed wittingly or unwittingly by a member of the organisation And ambiguous.. Can a Hindu criticize burqa without worrying about being sued under this law on charges of spreading hate? Can a Hindu landlord be charged with "depriving place of living“ (under Article 3(F)) if he asks his Muslim tenant to vacate? 6Satyameva-Jayate.org Source: “Hole in the Bucket” Prof Rakesh Sinha, India Policy Foundation

7. The Implications Section 120 makes it almost impossible for state administrations to demolish illegal Muslim or Christian religious structures Lop-sided “Attempt to spread hatred and tension” one-sided; If “minorities” make such attempts, they will not be considered offensive under the new law Permanent “victimhood” According to the Bill the “victim” will under all circumstances belong to the minority community in case of riots/ violence No member of the majority community can ever be a “victim” Conversely, no member of the “minority” community can ever be charged under this draconian law 7Satyameva-Jayate.org Source: “Hole in the Bucket” Prof Rakesh Sinha, India Policy Foundation

8. The Implications The section 2 (6) of the Bill says that the punishment under this Bill would be separate and in addition to the SC and ST Prevention of Atrocities Act 1989 Does this mean that an offence would be dealt with under two legal and criminal laws and procedures and that there would be two kinds of punishment for the same crime? Against federal structure; Interference in state affairs This bill - if passed into law - will allow the Centre to interfere in cases of communal violence even though they are primarily a matter of law and order (and thus under State jurisdiction) From an implicit assumption of bias it is a short distance to an explicit statement about the incompatibility between a “minority” and majority. What happens then? 8Satyameva-Jayate.org Source: “Hole in the Bucket” Prof Rakesh Sinha, India Policy Foundation

9. Concluding Points Not just a flawed bill but positively dangerous The psychological partition of India Deepening of existing fault lines Further alienation ..and another dent in the edifice of a national identity In extremis, further disintegration of the Union 9Satyameva-Jayate.org Source: “Hole in the Bucket” Prof Rakesh Sinha, India Policy Foundation

10. Questions? Comments? Jai Hind, Jai Bharat! Shantanu @ Satyameva-Jayate.org 10Satyameva-Jayate.org

SOURCE: http://www.slideshare.net/jaihind/communal-violence-bill-presentation-at-cipl-dec-11

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Communal Violence Bill

By Dr Subrahmanian Swamy

Minority institutions including Jemait-e-Ulema are forcing congress for passing this bill. Congress wants this bill to win 2014 election with 'minority' votes.
Salient features of The Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill- PCTV Bill :-

1) Based on the presumption that all Hindus are criminals and rioters. This law can be invoked only against Hindus by minorities. (the bill defines Muslims, Christians etc. as “the minority Group” in (sec 3.e))

2) Merely a complaint will be sufficient to file a FIR and the Hindu against whom the complaint is made will be immediately arrested and assumed guilty UNLESS PROVEN otherwise (In normal criminal procedure, an accused is assumed innocent unless proven guilty);

3) All crimes under this Bill are cognizable and non-bailable [Clause 56 of may 2011 version];

4) It can trigger a new wave of extortion by minority groups against Hindus, the majority of whom are the working and business class. This will have colossal negative repercussions for the Indian economy.

5) Section 129 states that for prosecution of offences under Sec 9 there will be no limitation of time. It means a 'Minority' can reopen all cases against Hindus, all past cases right from 1950 onwards.

6) Under Sec. 42, A minority witness giving false statement before National authority CANNOT be prosecuted for giving FALSE evidence against a Hindu.

Summary ?
Just like Pakistan, Bangladesh or Kashmir.,
Hindus will be left with 3 options:
(i) Convert
(ii) Flee
(iii) Suffer entire life


(NAC download link for bill- http://nac.nic.in/pdf/pctvb.pdf)
Or http://blog.gsfnetwork.com/2013/10/prevention-of-communal-and-targeted.html
Or http://www.scribd.com/doc/178086078/Communal-Violance-Bill

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The Story of the Integration of the Indian States by V P Menon by Piyush Kulshreshtha

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dr.Abdul Kalam’s Letter to Every Indian

Dr.Abdul Kalam’s Letter to Every Indian
 (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 to 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.

APJ Abdul Kalam at Speech1In 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?

APJ Abdul Kalam at Speech2In 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 a 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.
APJ Abdul Kalam Wings of fireWhen 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 neighbours, 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 great deal of introspection and pricks one’s conscience too…. I am echoing J. F. Kennedy’s words to his fellow Americans to relate to Indians…..


Lets do what India needs from us.
Thank you,
Dr.. Abdul Kalam
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Saturday, October 05, 2013