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WHY BADE GULAM ALI KHAN LEFT PAKISTAN FOR KOLKATA/INDIA.


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৪৭-র তখন প্রায় শেষ। ওস্তাদ বড়ে গোলাম আলি খাঁ সাহেব তখন ওপারে। পাকিস্তানের নাগরিক। ধর্মসূত্রে নয়, জন্মসূত্রে।
রেডিও পাকিস্তানের জন্য গান গাইলেন ওস্তাদ। রেকর্ডিং শেষে ফিকে হয়ে আসা রাত জুড়ে আবার তিনি একের পর এক সঙ্গীত সম্মেলনে। কখনো পেশোয়ার। কখনো করাচি। একদিন ফিরে এসে টেলিগ্রাম পেলেন, রেডিও পাকিস্তানের প্রোগ্রাম ডিরেক্টরের। খাঁ সাহেব যদি একবার অনুগ্রহ করে আসেন রেডিও স্টেশনে। গেলেন ওস্তাদ। সুগন্ধি চা আর একমুখ জর্দাঠাসা পানের পর মুখ খুললেন রেডিও-র কর্ণধার। একটা ছোট্ট অনুরোধ ওস্তাদজি, গানের মুখড়া যদি একটু বাদ দেন..খাঁ সাহেব বুঝলেন না। এবার কারণ ব্যাখ্যা ও রেকর্ডিং থেকে শোনানো হল চরাচর উন্মনা করা ঠুংরির প্রথম কলি ‘ইয়াদ পিয়া কি আয়ে, হায় রাম’! এই দুটো শব্দ বাদ দিন ওস্তাদজি, দুটো শব্দ বাদ দিলে তো আপনার অনন্ত মুধভরা গান ফুরোবে না!
আপনারা রামকে বাদ দিন, আমি আপনাদের বাদ দিচ্ছি। সিংহ গর্জে উঠলো রেডিও স্টেশনে। পরের দিনই চিঠি লিখলেন স্বাধীন ভারতের প্রথম রাষ্ট্রপতি রাজেন্দ্রপ্রসাদকে। হৃদয় নিংড়ানো প্রেম, অপেক্ষা আর যন্ত্রণা দিয়ে যে গান রচিত হয়, তাকে রক্ষা করতে আমি ধর্মনিরপেক্ষ ভারতের নাগরিক হতে চাই। ঠিক এক পক্ষ কাল পর ওস্তাদ বড়ে গোলাম আলি খাঁ সাহেব চিরদিনের জন্য জন্মভূমি পাকিস্তান থেকে এলেন কলকাতায়। হ্যাঁ। কলকাতাতেই। কারণ এই শহরেই সুরের ভুবনে অসুর আর শয়তানের প্রবেশ ছিল নিষেধ।

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BREVITY IS THE SOUL OF WIT


Brevity is the soul of wit. Shakespeare wrote it 400 years back in his HAMLET. It is really so, and this line comes to me again and again— more so, when I see long-winded speakers around. There is no dearth of such people around you and me. They are boring because they make their communication repetitive, and unnecessarily long and winding, sapping all the interest of the listener. When one word is sufficient, they love to use 100 words  at the earliest opportunity, regardless of what is at issue. I have a friend, he is not a mean man, he is perfectly knowledgeable. At the slightest provocation, he will come out with everything he learnt in history in his life. His submission normally becomes so long that often he forgets what he started with. Needless to say one can understand how much boring such persons are generally!!! Master communicator knows that fewer words, and even unsaid words, make more impact. Intelligent people talk less, and are less noisy. Also true is the fact that intelligent people shuns long-winded speakers.

When I am face to face with such boring people, the same quotation of Shakespeare comes to my mind. Brevity is really the soul of wit. People who know much, have control over language, say the whole thing in a few words. This makes a great impact on people around.  It is my experience that people of less wit and intelligence take longer route to convey things, use more words and take long time to express. Do you Remember short expressions like ” TO BE OR NOT TO BE”, ‘ ET TU BRUTE”, ‘ THEY ARE ALL GENTLEMEN’ ???  This expressions are short and crisp, conveys a whole story requiring a few thousand words. My advice to my friends don’t be verbose, if you can, use only a few words, instead of many. It is because, BREVITY IS THE SOUL OF WIT, and honour it.

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TALIBAN EMPOWERMENT IN AFGHANISTAN, WILL  CREATE A DREADED SYRIA IN INDIA!!!!!


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It is a matter of worry for all of us in India. There is an understanding currently between America and Taliban in Pakistan. What it really means that America is handing over power to Taliban with a purpose to  leave Pakistan. This is selfishness on the part of America, they want to be big power without taking any responsibility. They created Taliban to secure their own interest in Afghanistan, supplied them arms, and trained to kill and create violence, used Taliban in all possible manner. By the process they disturbed our Asian sub-continent from the bottom….. now, as they no longer able to manage– actually they bitten more than they could chew, now they want to leave Afghanistan, virtually admitting defeat. This is a nightmare  for all of us, and, it is a good news for Pakistan, Taliban and the separatists in Kashmir. All these means terrorism, and more terrorism for all of India. Western people do not care unless they are affected; before 9/11, they did not know the pains of India from terrorism.

Recently, when a meeting between Taliban and America was going on in Dubai, on the arrangement of leaving Afghanistan to Taliban,  Taliban blew off a whole company of soldiers in Afghanistan. If this is state of affairs, when America has not yet left Afghanistan, imagine what would be the position when America has wholly left Afghanistan !!!!. There will be devastation all around. ISI and Pakistan will rejuvenate, Kashmiri separatists will be doubly encouraged. And what will follow to the safety and security of we Indians ???. There of course, are some Indians who are sympathetic to Talibans, they don’t know what it will lead to. Those are ignorant people. Their sympathy for Taliban and Pakistan, may or may not realize, but in the process there will be complete anarchy in India. India in that feared situations may turn into like devasted Syria, where there are refugees, refuges and refugees, violence, no food, no water, no medicine. I shirk from within. I may die before that, but what will happen to the fate of our descendants.

As such,  Taliban should not be allowed to be active in Afghanistan. Our prime Minister, has successfully done foreign diplomacy, won over all Muslim countries in the middle east, convinced them that Muslims in India are really safe and secure, in fact, they are better in India than their coreligionist in many Muslim countries. This has blunted the ploy of some opportunist Indian Muslims to garner support from outside , to their false claim that they , as a religious group, are oppressed and discriminated within India. ……India was invited as a special guest in the organisation of Muslim countries recently, which Pakistan has left in rage. Modi’s diplomacy with Muslim countries worked well so far; using the same acumen, Modi may tie down Americans in Afghanistan to make ourselves secure for all time to come.. Also very very important is that all of us at ground level should see that no minority in India is discriminated by misguided elements.

 

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I am a Hindu & Brahmin, I like Asaduddin Owaisi


I am a Hindu and a virtuous Brahmin, but I have a like for Asaduddin Owaisi, who is to many of my Hindu brethren, a controversial man, and bitterly hated. My friends will castigate me, as to why I like this fiercely anti-hindu Muslim leader, who leads the political party – Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen  which promotes Muslim interests in India.

Many like to compare him with Jinnah, founder of Pakistan. But there is a stark element of difference in Asaudddin, he is a nationalist. In his own words, he is not against Hindus, but against Hindutwa. He fights for the Muslim rights, true, but that staying within the bounds of Indian constitution. What more you want from him?

Owaisi admitted that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) is a problem among Muslims and branded them dogs of hell. He is against Jaish, Azahar and all terrorists, he calls them satan. When Imran Khan spoke against minority rights in India, Asauddin castigated him , advising him to concentrate on the minorities’ welfare in his own country. At a time, after bombing of Saudi Arabia, he advised the Indian authority to keep watch on what was being said in  mosques, and what and who was injecting radical venom of communalism in India. Some time back Owaisi, went to Pakistan, and there, Pakistani Muslim leaders, wanted him to speak ill of India, he fiercely protested. These Pakistani Muslim friends of his, lamented they did not expect such rebuff from Owaisi. Owaisi told  them that  outsiders  should not  interfere in the internal affairs of India . His view is that Indian Muslims will be protected by the majority, secular Indians.

Imagin, in contrast, a big diplomat & political leader of India, after defeat in last lok sabha election, went to Pakistan, and was complaining against Modi to his Pakistani friend, and sought support of Pakistanis in dislodging Modi Govt in India.

My point is that, owesi is not so bad as he is depicted by many of us. He is only supporting Muslim cause for their all out upliftment. I find no harm in it, because they are also equal citizens, their upliftment will contribute to the upliftment of India as a whole. Their backwardness is well known, this might be one of the reasons for their large contribution to criminal population of India, hence their upliftment is required, and to be encouraged. If religious discrimination is not bad, then caste discrimination is also not bad.

Owaisi was born on 13 May 1969. He comes from a political family of Hyderabad.  He did his graduation in Bachelor of Arts from Osmania University. He is a barrister by profession and studied at Lincoln’s Inn of London. He is a man of razor sharp intelligence, a great speaker, his listeners were spellbound by his oratory, in his student days in London. I like his oratory as much as I like Smriti Irani’s.

I like good orators. I like the lectures of Asauddin, Smriti Irani, Modi, and from good old days, Mujibar Rahaman, Margarette Thatcher, Tony Blair, John Major, David Cameroon   etc. I have many  lecture podcasts of these great people saved in my computer. When I have complete peace , I listen to those lectures. Good oratory, is a great art;  in ancient Greece there were special schools to teach this art. We know Alexandre only as soldier, this apart he was an orator and philosopher. I respect human being for his qualities, not for his caste, color, and religion.

I am a free bird, not in bondage in any way—ideas included !!!!!  I will not shrink from praising the right, and equally, condemning the wrong. I am a patriotic Indian, in every sense of the term. LONG LIVE INDIA, JAI HIND, JAI BHARAT!!!!!!!!!!!

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MEDICAL BOOKS( ALLOPATHY) FOR SALE


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A Nation is in protest against Pulwama terrorism and I AM DEEPLY ANGUISHED.


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Our nation has become one in the wake of terrorist attack in the Pulwama district of J&K . Throughout the nation a spontaneous protest has rightly erupted. Every street corner, and gullies including my Housing society, led a candlestick procession, in honor of the departed souls. I salute them………

Just before election such an attack, bears an extra importance. Terrorists and its mentor Pakistan, has a calculation that Modi has to act. This will harden the terrorists’ position, strengthen them.

Further, there is a new angle to it, a local youth, repeat local youth, has been motivated into it. So far, terrorists from Pakistan, did this job, and now local youth appeared into the scene. Matter of worry is that, being emboldened the same nefarious activity will be extended to other cities of India by the terrorists , i.e., local people, Indian citizen, will be used to destroy life of property of Indians. This is in a time when America is withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan, paving way for Taliban to rule Afghanistan. Taliban is a friend to Pakistan, and Pakistan is a enemy to India, Kashmir is a fertile ground for both of them.

There is a sizable Muslim population in India, while the upper class and educated Muslim are truly patriotic Indians, like you and me-not a shade less. But matter is different for Muslims forming the lower rung of society, they are obsessed with religious sentimentality, they live and die in the name of religion, except religion they do not have any other existence. Pakistan out of their enmity with India and bent on taking revenge of separation of East-Pakistan, now Bangladesh, is on a low intensity war, and this Muslims from lower rung of society will be used, to conduct future terrorist act in India. This will be aggravated to the extent Govt humiliates the religious minorities. In their suppressed anger against the Govt, they will join the anti national forces. Religious separation existing in India today must be healed, this will deter terrorism from across the border. AT THE MOMENT WE ARE AT A GREAT DANGER THAT TERRORISM OF PULWAMA BRAND, MAY EXTEND TO OTHER CITIES–MUMBAI MAINLY, WHERE I PRESENTLY LIVE. I HAVE A FEAR.

 

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After slamming ‘Chhath’, Raj Thackeray accepts invite for chat. ( from TOI)


Democracy is the best form of Govt, where leaders get position and their livelihood , and by extension many other things, from the votes given by citizens. If voters are unhappy with the leaders, they wont be there anymore. Raj had done many unfair and illegal thing to the north Indians, trampled their rights what constitution guaranteed them. Votes have made him to amend what various institutions of the society, could not…….. Now, 2019 election is knocking at the door, Raj require vote, he has come to appease Chhath puja devotees. It looks democracy–however deficient in quality, has its uses to cure many ills. In this respect TOI report reproduced here, which may come up for use as references in future. Its educative also.

———————-After Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray announced that he would be visiting Ayodhya on November 25, his cousin and has accepted an invitation from the Uttar Bharatiya Maha Panchayat   , a social outfit of the north Indian community, for an interactive session with representatives of the community in Kandivli on December 2. Raj’s acceptance of the invite was made public by MNS general secretary Sandeep Deshpande in a tweet on Monday.

Vinay Dube, national president of the Maha Panchyat in his letter to Raj Thackeray stated that a few leaders were trying to fuel clashes between the Marathi ‘manoos’ and the north Indian community in order to draw political mileage. The aim of the interactive session was to clear the air among both communities in order to maintain social harmony and understand the views of the MNS chief on north Indians, Dube stated in the letter.

The move is being seen as MNS’s bid to shed its antinorth Indian image and woo non-Marathi voters ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha and assembly polls, especially after the rival Sena’s chief Uddhav decided to press for the Ram temple in Ayodhya by visiting the temple town.

Mumbai Regional Congress Committee president Sanjay Nirupam demanded that Raj Thackeray first apologise to the north Indian community for attacks on its youths in the recent past. Raj Thackeray’s supporters had beaten up north Indian youths in Kalyan when they had come to attend railway board exams in November 2003. At that time Raj was in the Shiv Sena. Later, as MNS chief, he strongly opposed the ‘chhat puja’ organised in the city. In another incident, MNS cadres had beaten up taxi drivers from the north Indian community in Dadar in 2008.

The MNS’s latest move was just an attempt to gain political traction ahead of elections, claimed Uttar Bharatiya Sangh, another social outfit of north Indians. “The event is nothing but an attempt at fulfilling political ambitions. Interacting with a few people would not help to change the MNS’s image from the minds of members of the north Indian community. The Maha Panchyat does not represent the entire north Indian community. People will not accept the MNS,” said Sanjay Singh, president of the Uttar Bharatiya Sangh’s Yuva Morcha.

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VIJAYA SANMILANI AT MILAN MANCHA-2018 .


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday I attended the Vijaya sanmilani of Milan Mancha at the Kalpataru club house adjacent to MIG cricket club in Bandra East. The venue, strategically located for the convenience of members to attend, was arranged by Renu Swamy couple, like they had done  last year. It was a compact 4 -hours happy gathering of the members of Milon mancha, primarily, it was a cultural meet exchanging good wishes after Durga puja, followed by song, dance, drama etc where children also participated in a major way. There were many artists from many fields to perform–mentioning there name individually will eat up all the space here, naturally that is not my intention here in the interest of brevity. only a few of those present actually performed because of paucity of time. Rudra Mondal rightly said many of our artist-members are so popular that they alone can carry a program single handed whole night successfully.  Not to be surprised, many are nationally  known, one is even PADMA SHREE awarded. Some of our artists  often give international performances. Do you want to be on-board next time? if you are of like mind and have innovative idea on travelling, you are very much welcome, in fact, MM is long in search for you, please contact Sri Rudra Mondal at Milon Mancha…………………………………… Program started at 6.00pm, and I left after dinner at 11.00 pm.

 

Primarily credit  goes to Rudra Mondal and Sharmistha, they created the platform Of MM wherein they pulled in, such accomplished artists from all fields. This platform is gradually becoming the centre-stage, of all like-minded cultured Bengalees in Mumbai. I am grateful to Shivaji Sanyal–actor, poet, writer, model, author, a multi-disciplinary man, who referred me here, but for whom I could not have made accessed to this bunch of wonderful, and magnificent set of people.

With the lasting impression I returned home at around 1.00 am in the night. LONG LIVE MILON MANCHA!!!!!!

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Way to cross the life’s crowded Roads (!!!???###)


 

It is a big bad world, and this man, perhaps from long and bitter experience found out a way , how to live in this world, and applied it to cross the crowded city road. Does this point out to us the real art of living in this complex unfair world?. Very difficult to say. Many will have many opinions. It stokes me into thinking to find the correct answer. Hope, those of you read it, will give your opinion. I have seen how wealthy, well-educated , highly placed people, resorts to corruption, without any compunction. Don’t write them off , those are in no way mean people, they enjoy social position; you may like or don’t like them , you can’t say anything on their face, if you dare otherwise , you will pay the price and that through your nose….. those are fiercely manipulative people, can make you — the innocent,  maligned with the guilt projected from their own!!!!! IS IT THE TRICK TO SUCCESS?

Listen to an un-success story. Syed  Mujtaba Ali, a great literary giant in Bengali literature, was talking to Shankar, a much junior writer, but widely acclaimed in Bengali literary, intellectual circle. I should mention some details here, that will make the context clear–Mujtaba Ali was not awarded any coveted prize till then, but relatively lesser writer, Shankar, got many such prizes by then. Shankar, out of respect to the writer, Mujtaba Ali, enquired how an insignificant writer like himself, could get so many awards, while giants like Ali, did not get any. In reply, what Ali said, was quite significant. He told an anecdote in that connection– that  a small rat and a an elephant were waiting at the side of a muddy land at the center of which there was clear potable water, both were thirsty, the rat  sprinted over the mud quickly , quenched its thirst, and returned satisfied.  But the elephant as soon as  put his leg on the muddy land to quench his thirst, sank into the mud due to its heavy weight, died. Conclusion is that in this dirty muddy world the good people are often ignored. Thus, behind many successes, there are many dirty muddy stories. Perhaps my young man in the video learnt the dubious trick.

 

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Drinking Amul-milk, is safe ???


It  is a common knowledge that non-branded Milk that we consume, is adulterated, with detergent and other adulterants. Only a few days back, in Mumbai, a truck load of milk was seized, and found to be containing undesired elements. This milk was destroyed. It was reported that the said milk , on consumption, may damage your heart, kidney.

Periodically, we hear this news of severe milk adulteration. Every time I become scared, worry that the Amul milk, I consume daily–what about this??–is this also contaminated ??? not wholly impossible in our corruption ridden society. I love to believe chances are less in the case of Amul, or such High class brand, which under the leadership V. Kurien, brought the white revolution in India.

Once Before when I confronted a news of milk adulteration, I connected the PRO of Amul Milk dairy in Gujrat, to know whether there milk was OK. They denied, but I told them they should in the face of such reports of adulteration, should periodically, inform the public about their maintenance of right quality, which will remove fear from the mind of crores of people like me who are consuming Amul milk, daily, believing that it is really nutritious and safe. They did not care. Have you ever seen Amul-milk, ever done such program?? In the midst of spate of reports of widespread milk adulteration, Amul keeps mum. Does this mean Amul has nothing to say ?……. if so, there is room for doubt.

I shall send my article to the mail ID of Amul milk manufacturers in Gujrat. If you–the reader, are convinced by my argument, I request you also to ask Amul to periodically, make TV programs to assure us that  their milk is safe.

Thanking you for reading my blog.

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#ME TOO, THE NEW POLITICAL PARTY


Heads are rolling, Nana patekar, Aloke nath, M J Akbar. Many , many others are trickling in, soon those will pour in like a heavy shower. M. J. Akbar has come back from his foreign tour, and resigned also by this time. Everyday newspapers are carrying the news , revealing new names who used power, to exploit sexually women placed junior to them. Exploitation of women by men, sexually, is not a new thing, it has been happening from time immemorial, in one form or the other, and I for one do not think, it will ever stop, in the known set ups. Undoubtedly, these sexual exploitation, takes away self respect and dignity of living and freedom from the life of women. Ideally, at least,in a democratic set-up these should not occur.
I recommend a political party may be formed under #ME TOO. Their agenda should be formed, and well publicized. There may be debates, bringing in all sorts of points, opinions, suggestions regarding sexual vulnerability of women and remedial actions. As half of us, are women, response to such political parties will be fierce from all classes…….and if everything goes well as per present expectation, such parties will come to power, and take remedial action.
It may so happen alternatively that such debates will take us nowhere, and people will not talk of it anymore. Conclusion is that when God created human being, left an unfinished task intentionally, wished us to continue to search for it. So far only affected women were protesting bringing in allegation against men. Now, from opposite sides defamation cases being filed, and nos are increasing. A section of women are raising their voice against this # ME TOO. American president used his position to sexually use his assistant Monica lewinsky, now his wife, Hillary Clinton, is defending him saying it was not a case of abuse of power. Wives of accused are filing suits against those making allegation. Many women are started talking about this, one such is given below from today’s TOI. I am sure such objections will rise. Friend, please read the report in TOI —
At a time when the #MeToo movement is shaking up gender dyna ..
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Bangla bandh on 26.09.2018, and 3 deaths.


Bengal had bandh yesterday. Two students died in Islampur in Bengal. It is a planned game of political parties. Common people, especially the poor , is the instrument of political parties to achieve power.

……….  It is true we blame political parties for many things but I know very well without them country can not run. To hold and administer the country you need a Govt and that Govt is formed by the political parties—–in that sense , you need a Govt, and to form a Govt you need political parties. These are evils, necessary evils indeed.

There are are worldly interests in it . Once you are there you enjoy power, and the material possession that comes with power.  Due to imperfect practice of democracy, almost any misdeed you do going  there, you can escape with impunity. Even this cannot be said, as nobody reads me I am safe. All political parties vie with one another to be there. To get attention of the public and harvest voters, they do all sorts of acrobatics–it may be moral, immoral , ethical, unethical– everything, only words and interpretation will enthrone them.

To get public attention, they make happen events that will set public into motion. There were two students died in Islampur. I think there was a language issue initially, later worked up, that led to fighting in public which led to the death of two students. With death, a bigger issue created, which in turn led to bandh, a still bigger issue. And bandh led to burning of bus and human bleeding, and then set of debates and endless events that will set the future chain of events…… Everything will calm down as soon as the last vote is cast for 2019 General election, even they won’t waith for the result.

All those  above creates an effective medium for political parties. It is not bad, but only thing bad is the price the people , in this case, death of innocent school students from poor families pay. There was another death, this was of a shop keeper. In this just concluded political violence everybody gained except the poor people. Political parties tested their strength–the stronger fight in the form of more violence this time indicates BJP gaining strength, I guess there will soon be more bandhs by BJP in WB. TV channels also doing brisk business. Whole day they are showing dead bodies of two students with their relatives wailing. It breaks my heart to see mother of these boys are crying but helpless because other channels also show the same thing. All these work up the public ,and political parties are encouraged to call more violence, make happen more deaths etc etc.. These are instruments for them to remain in public attention.

It is the poor, half fed, unfed pay the price. Rich, educated who understands own well being don’t participate in it. They observe from far, it’s not that such violence they dislike, they enjoy the warmth of sort. Here, education is the culprit. If the people who died were educated, well fed, had higher standard of living, I am sure they would not be there to die. We can save our people from being used by political parties by making them educated. I am sure political parties do not like to educate them. They will talk of virtues, but never will want that the poorest and backward, become really educated. I have seen how the poorest of the poor, without food, shelter and water, are divided among political parties, and fighting among themselves to uphold the raw interest of political parties and in many cases, in the process they are not able to visit their homes for fear of political parties controlling those areas. I shall be happy only then, when all of our people become educated and behave as responsible political party supporters like those in European countries. With such responsible voters , political parties will not resort to bad deeds like this.

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ONOSMODIUM-30


This particular homeopathic medicine has a great significance for me, for, this liberated my wife from a long drawn headache, that she suffered. Time was 1981, I was then working in ordnance factory Shahjahanpur, an unknown and unfamiliar place. For the first time I came out of my home state then and to make matters worse, my skill in any language other than my mother tongue–Bengali, was deplorably poor. Hindi, I did not know, which you cannot complain against because it is the national language; about English–speaking was difficult, even with tremendous difficulty, I could manage to speak some Benglish which was not enough for a comfortable communication for a gentleman, in a distant place from home  in a different culture.

In such a background, my wife was suffering from a long drawn headache, later on I came to know that in doctors’ vocabulary it as migraine. I took her to an allopathy-doctor, he prescribed for her eye testing, vitamins, and some others I do not remember now. Her eyes were tested, new specks were taken, medicines were swallowed. There was no improvement. I  then moved to  another doctor, then another, then another, then another…, but her headache did not improve. Net result was she continued to suffer. Every family man knows well that if anybody in the family falls sick, it is not he or she alone, rather whole family suffers– that too being away from home, outside the home state, for the first time, with poor command on the local language. I was actually direction-less.

I heard all my life in Kolkata, that  homeopathy, unlike, allopathy  treats  deseases by studying symptoms; operation or any other invasive methods are not required. I bought a homeopathic Meteria Medica, and started studying from cover to cover. Technical names of deseases, human organs, and many other terms and phenomenon, were not understandable to me, but at least I understood the physical and mental symptoms. On repeated studying the Meteria Medica, I understood that most of the symptoms  tallied with those mentioned under ONOSMODIUM. I understood this was my medicine. But then I had something more to do i.e deciding potency. I had no idea which to select among–30, 200, 1000, 1M……… I then asked a knowledgeable man explaining my position, as to what could be the potency to select, at this he advised me to start with 30 potency, and I did. As I did not have the required knowledge, whatever I heard from anybody, that was  OK .I bought a dram of ONOSMODIUM-30 in globules.

Next bout of migraine started, and applied the globules with a little bit trepidation,…lo!!! her migrain gone very very very quickly, in a matter of say 10 minutes. But then started doubting–it is me or something else. She was OK, but I was eager it comes to her again–yes, it came nearly 15 days after. This time, I allowed to grow her migraine, when it was extreme not anymore bearable, then I applied my homeo medicine–ONOSMODIUM 30,  this was my surprise for the second time. Pain is again gone. Now, I am sure I cured my wife’s migraine with homeopathic medicine onosmodium-30, which one after other doctor failed to cure. It was a great, great satisfaction for me, then I bought at least 15 homeo books. It is not my intention to give impression here that without systematic study you can replace a professional doctor, who have professional degrees. Please have respect for them.

MY POINT IS THAT WHEN YOU HAVE LOST HOPE BY TRYING ALL DOCTORS, IT MAY SOMETIMES HELP YOUR CURE, IF YOU HAVE SOME HOMEOPATHIC BOOKS AT YOUR HOME, FIRSTLY BECAUSE IT IS NOT INVASIVE, SECONDLY, LEARNT FROM HOMEOPATHIC DOCTORS THAT IT HAS NO SIDE EFFECT. THERE IS ONE MORE THING TO IT, IT IS A SYMPTOM BASED DIAGNOSIS, WHICH YOU KNOW BEST AS IT IS YOURS OWN,  DOCTOR DO NOT HAVE TIME TO LISTEN TO YOUR ALL PROBLEMS/SYMPTOMS.

 

 

 

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Don’t be pumped up by facebook ‘like’s


 

Many are obsessed with ‘like’s in face book page. Although some are obsessed with sending, receiving,  planning and grouping over these ‘ like’s and other comments of approval, these are sheer meaningless exercise. ‘like’ does not mean the like  of the reader, it is only a befooling HR exercise, just they do not like to offend the writer, and nothing more, or , at best, you can say they do not like to discourage .  Many click ‘like’ even without reading the post in facebook.

In serious cases, the ‘like’, will be supported by proper reasoning, but mostly no reasoning is given because no reasoning for ‘like’ is there, to communicate. In all probability, many might not have read your material at all before giving their ‘like’s. In my blog, I often get a like from a person who cannot read at all, he locates me by my photo, and he is the first to give me the ‘like’. YET THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE ADDICTED TO THIS ‘LIKE’.

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Only artificial intelligence can ensure right public service, and healthcare in India, weighed down by its 130 crores , mostly deprived people.


  As for me, I am obsessed with application of AI in all aspects of public service and healthcare in India. Almost nothing is perfectly in position. I do not blame our authorities for it, they are brilliant people. It is the sheer number what is at the root of all problem. It is a country of 130 crore people. It is an unmanageable number in a democratic set up.

Go to a municipality office, you will see an unwilling clerk is attending a huge number of tax-payers desperately waiting for  service; go to a bank branch, you will see a group customers waiting and the counter man has no time to look up to his customers; go to a hospital where a long queue of patients writhing in pain, waiting for the doctor impatiently; go to a police station to lodge a complaint against local hooligan, your ordeal starts . The list is endless. It is a story of multitudes, its a story of want, negligence, deprivation, inefficiency, and ignorance. Resources widely fall short of demand.

In view of above, we need to introduce AI which may help to meet the gap. In this connection , I have collected an article on AI , and reproduced below, in sharing with you all. Please read on.This article says how introduction of AI in healthcare can help us.

[[[A closer look at how AI works; how it can be integrated into the current healthcare delivery mechanism of the country and what are some of the other challenges AI faces in this space.

Artificial Intelligence(AI). A concept which has recently entered India and is slowly making its mark in various sectors and services. Healthcare startups along with hospitals are in the process of integrating AI into their workplaces to optimize the healthcare services delivery. This piece addresses two main questions – How do you integrate AI in the sector; how does one trust AI to do the right job?

Before we get about answering these two questions, it becomes essential to know what AI is and how it planned on being used in the healthcare services space.

WHAT DOES AI HAVE TO DO WITH HEALTHCARE?

In a country like India where the doctor-patient ratio is in a horrible state (1:1700 as opposed to 1:1000 per WHO standards), AI can take the country’s existing healthcare delivery and further accelerate the process. In fact, AI is the only thing which can bridge the inequalities in this sector. AI will also be paramount in processing large volumes of cases and data, allowing more immediate, effective healthcare delivery. For eg, AI is capable of figuring out which will be the next seasonal epidemic and effectively dealing with this situation. It can scour through all oncology journals and combine the research to come up with an actual cure for cancer.

In addition, the current world revolves around data. Medical data is a crucial part of online data and increasingly more people often google their symptoms expecting credible results. Another factor to keep in mind is the fact that AI and Deep Learning is becoming a central point for most of today’s innovation in the technology space and healthcare data is a part of this phenomenon too.

HOW DOES AI INTEGRATE INTO THE HEALTHCARE SPACE?

“We are taking healthcare beyond the boundaries of hospitals and specialized clinics, and augmenting doctors with our artificially assisted technology. We currently work with hospitals to assist their physicians in diagnosing diseases, and also with providing new patients,” says Pradeep Walia, co-founder of Artelus. His team adds “As part of our focus on screening we filter out people who are healthy and only send the ones that need medical care, thus reducing the burden on the healthcare system through unwanted tests and diagnostics. We provide a complete screening solution which can be easily integrated with hospital/clinic’s infrastructure. Any hospital staff or medical assistants can effectively use it to screen patients.”

Artelus is just one company within this tech-cum-medical AI space. Many such companies exist in the country and several others get added to the list each year. Sigtuple, another AI healthcare company is involved in helping the healthcare delivery process by making it easy to perform blood tests and more. “The solution for blood, Shonit™, has already undergone three clinical trials and will be soon available for user adoption followed by commercials. Other solutions are in the advanced stages of development,” says Rohit Kumar Pandey, Co-Founder, and CEO of SigTuple.

There are several others players in this space. A key challenge in this space would be to integrate AI into the existing hospital infrastructure. One can only assume that the upper echelon of hospitals adopt these technologies and start a trickle-down effect. In addition, as this sector becomes increasingly mature, companies which cater to the small/personal setup healthcare clinics using AI will become increasingly common.

HOW DOES ONE TRUST AI TO DO THE RIGHT JOB?

“This is a very nascent and emerging field, and it is natural to be skeptical about it. We envisioned that, and have always emphasized the usage as a doctor assistance, or a virtual assistant to the doctor, thus increasing the doctors’ productivity, allowing them to see more patients, faster. And also to help them be more accurate with our tools as a second opinion tool.” the Artelus team has to say. But before all thumbs up are given, it becomes essential to look at the stakeholders in healthcare services to figure out if AI has a space in the Indian healthcare ecosystem.

The three key stakeholders are patients, doctors, and engineers. AI technology must achieve a check mark from all three.

Let’s take a look at engineers first. Most engineers trust artificial intelligence to perform a good job. Quoting examples of Apple’s ‘SIRI’ or Amazon’s ‘Alexa’, engineers have collectively been at the helm of developments in the AI space. Using data-driven methods such as deep learning, engineers stand firmly by AI. “AI learns only what we teach it to learn. Specialised AI programming for healthcare and other industries will be the gateway for the future. In fact, I believe they will mark the calendar date where Earth has an explosion of data. When talking about trust, it becomes essential to understanding learning. Teaching AI to do particular tasks is the same as teaching children multiplication. It takes time to trust the kid to do multiplication which has global effects. The same holds true for AI.” says Srinidhi R, engineer at 42hertz” who adds,  “How does one trust humans to do the right job anyway? Humans are more capable of making errors based on their fatigue levels, stress levels, emotional levels and how they want to see their career grow; AI isn’t limited by this.”

Next, doctors. AI needs to be a proven technology before doctors give their trust to it. Unlike engineers, who might be happy with a 97% success rate, doctors cannot take this risk. 3% of failure in getting exact results is extremely detrimental to medical practices and can have grave circumstances on 3% patients. However, it must be pointed out that these errors can occur from a human being too. Another key point, AI does not aim to replace or displace doctors from medical practices. This is impossible from both a machine and human viewpoint. 

AI is merely present to enhance doctor skill, diagnosis practices and help treat a patient in a more wholesome manner. Not just that AI will help reduce the number of cases that come to hospitals. It is estimated that over 90% accidents happen due to human errors; automating driving will reduce the hospital strain and resources on accident and trauma victims by roughly the same factor.

The last, and the most unique of these subsets, patients. Patients, unlike doctors and engineers, in most cases, have next to no idea about how either medicine or AI works and they make-up the biggest section of the stakeholders in this ecosystem. Due to misinformation, skepticism and the various challenges associated with the dissipation of technology, patients will be the hardest to convince in terms of AI benefits. Another big challenge associated with patients, is that they are going to spend the least time with AI. Convincing someone of the benefits of items they rarely interact with is absurdly complicated and challenging. Patients would much rather have their surgery performed by a human beings, humans that breathe and move and have the innate ability to get untimely cramps. A machine in this situation, is much more trustworthy and reliable at dissipating the right kind of treatment.

To sum up, one thing is clear, AI will have a noticeable impact on healthcare delivery. The extent to with which it will penetrate this space is unclear but it is definitely going to make it easier to minimize the problems that comes with a 1:1700 doctor-patient ratio. Another thing that can be said with certainty is that AI isn’t restricted to just the medical end; it has many other applications in healthcare space including record management, treatment scheduling, precision medicine, drug creation, patient communications and even facility design. It will, by all means, promote more empathy and human connect as machines will take over certain sub-sections of each jobs allowing more time for interpersonal relationships to develop. With all these possible application, AI is definitely going to be a game changer in the healthcare space. Time and technology will tell if the game is changed for the good or the bad.]]]

 

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Safety and dignity of passengers in the Indian Railway vis-a-vis repeated theft.


 

I am not to reveal anything exciting because what I suffered in the Rail is familiar to many many people from their own experience. People even don’f complain because they do not have confidence in Govt machinery. All have a store of their bitter experiences from direct incidents of their life .I want tell one of my experience about a train journey.
I boarded Train for my journey to Mumbai on 21.10.2016 from Howrah station, the name of the train was Howrah Mumbai Express, Train no was 12810, coach AC 1 15. Train was packed, usual pantry car staff and police as security guards, were all seen doing their rounds. Coach attendant was also present . Suddenly, in the next morning I woke up at about six in the morning to the alarm raised my wife , and other passengers, that our baggages were stolen. There was an uncommon medicinal smell in the coach. What is surprising in a coach of 72 passengers, all were in deep sleep. It was thought later that most likely that sleeping drug was sprayed sending us to unconscious sleep, making it convenient for the thieves to take out luggage from deep inside under the lower birth seat, my wife in her cautiousness placed the costly suitcase hidden at the far end behind other passenger’s luggage. None of us could be aware of taking out of the luggage by the thieves in the process, in our unconscious sleep under the influence of spayed drug. Total seven passengers lost their luggage through this theft. Quite surprisingly, none of the coach attendant, security guards, bedding supplying man, pantry men could be located , all of us running from end to end of the coach in desperation. Some of those must have been involved in thr theft.
Passengers were angry of the physical loss and insecurity. Some of the passengers telephoned to private channels like ABP ananda, 24 Ghanta etc. These channels did a great job, they talked to us live on the channel, contacted various Railway authorities, even Rail Ministry, everybody assured us that guilty would be punished, we would be compensated. Channels did a great job, for some channel it was day’s most important news. Awakened, a lot of men—Rail staff in civil and uniform came and enquired about the loss from us, a police troupe came and noted down details and got us signed, and assured us FIR will be lodged in Bilaspur PS. Out of 7 Passengers who lost the luggage, four did not show any interest to report saying that it was going to be a futile exercise. But I was pumped up with enthusiasm, that something would happen ultimately, our goods would be found out or else, compensation would be paid. Suddenly I started feeling I am an important man and thought good of our Govt. Now when I look back I realize it was only childish on my part, my temporary euphoria amidst loss of belongings later died down. All these police actions after the loss and their assurances in this connection was only a packaging without any content, on discovery of the same this filled me with frustration and hopelessness, cursing the self that we are unfortunate to be born as Indian. We do not have the dignity of living. If this is the condition of educated man travelling a AC class, what must be the condition of the multitudes totally uncared for living in far flung places. India exists in two levels, one is rich and corrupt who enjoy everything good in this world, and the other level is poor, half fed, unfed and deseased, they are born unnoticed, die unnoticed, remains uncounted during entire life.
A few days after reaching home I lodged my grievance in the PMO’s grievance redressal site, they forwarded my grievance to Bilaspur RPF police station because the crime primarily occurred in their jurisdction. After several reminder there was a reply after six months in the grievance site that Bilaspur police’s investigation was complete, the outcome of investigation was that they neither could catch the rogue , nor recover the Lost baggage—it was a foregone conclusion!!!!.
In reply to that I asked in the grievance site that now police acknowledged the loss, and their investigation could not recover the loss or catch the thief, I should now be paid compensation of Rs 40,000/- which at the time of first reporting was shown to be the value of my loss. Next, they informed in the site that they are not the compensation giving authority, I might approach the concerned authority—here they should have guided me by mentioning the name of the authority of the Deptt/Govt where I could next claim the related compensation. They kept mum as if compensation giving authority belongs to some other Govt of some other country on which they do not have control and they do not have the knowledge.
I then wanted to meet our Prime minister personally to apprise him the day- to -day suffering of common man in the hand of insensitive administration by citing my case. The reply was—“’ In completed details to passenger. Please submitted to complete details. “, must be the reply was given not more than a class IV staff. Any sensitive man will have a feeling that grievance redressal machinery at PMO office is not at all serious about your problem or intend to solve it at all, it is simply a window dressing, at its best it is an attempt to put up something looking good where there was none before. Differences amount to this only, nothing more; whereas on the ground we are dreaming that at last the man has come to deliver the Indians from the abysmal depth. In balance, I would like to say that this is the dignity we Indians live with. WHAT MUST MUST HAVE BEEN THE DIGNITY CITIZENS OF DEVELOPED COUNTRIES ENJOY!!!!! I….. I FEEL JELOUS OF THEM, AND YOU??.
12.jpg For information to my readers, my final submission to the PMO office is as follows—“ In this connection this is my last. I know your office will do nothing, still please read the disposal under ref at MORLY/E/2017/11738 dated 08.06.2017 in this site. Your office’s disposal done in a perfunctory manner. This is humiliating for any sensitive citizen, if I were born in a developed country-would it have been my fate?? You can understand the dignity with which we common Indians live. If this is the helplessness of an educated man, imagine what will be the kind of helplessness of the half- fed, unfed, deaseased, naked multitude Indians. My man-ki-baat is– can I be a citizen proud of my country with this treatment meted out to me ???? I know you are trying to change the country but administering a country of 130 crore people is Herculean.I have my support for you.
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Modiji—Take note, your popularity is declining.

united we stand, devided we fall


Right now what is at the top of my mind is that you are no longer popular, if your indicators have not yet recorded it , it is not that I am wrong, rather, your studies and indicators are faulty. It is time you must set yout indicators  right. How the pilgrims to Amarnath temple have been killed ?. Definitely, your international diplomacy against terrorism, so called deep thought on revamping the security machinery, constant talk of new zeal in administration in fight against terrorism and all associated ills, have turned out a flop. You told us your dramatic surgical strike inside Pakistan, broke the backbone of terrorism, we were made to believe that there was the end of terrorism. Just look at the comments in the social networking sites,  you will see how blindly people was supporting and reposing your faith in you.

Today what we see. Terrorism continuing unabated, armed men comng across the border to kill our soldiers, their body being mutilated. Just think of their family, they are mostly from the poor families. Your surgical strike did not produce any respite to the people of India, all of whom are affected by now. I want to ask you, did surgical strike happened at all?  If they were killed then, how they are around now?? Or it was only a publicity stant.

It is the job of terrorists to create terror aided by our enemy, calculated to bring destruction to our country and people, and they are successful. So far thousands of our people maimed, killed, crores of wealth destroyed. Who knows how many more will die???? Now common citizen is so much scared that when they come out of home, they ponder if at all will they will return home safely? Does not this insecurity sapping their happiness??

But there is nothing to be astonished that enemy will damage us–they think destroying us is their religious duty. We can not fault them, they find a virtue in it, they have been programmed this way. Just blaming them and cursing them will not help. It is the duty of those guarding the nation to make arrangement so that such violence do not occur at all. This has not been done.

This is not alone, we undergone the hardship of demonetization believing that whatever you do must be good for the nation. You saw how all the nation became one through common suffering, whole nation was in queue in front of ATMs day and night, some of them succumbed to death, but there was no uprising against the Govt while going by the scale of it, it contained such a potential really. I was your whole hearted admirer argued in favour of your demonitisation whenever even a lone voice rose against you. What the nation have got out of demonitization?  Nothing clear.  But I supported demonitisation because you did it.

You brought in some element which Indians did not know before. Your policy have set one community against the other. I live an area where Hindu, Muslim  and Christians were living peacefully one with other. But now one suspects the other thinking the other is a potential threat. When men of one community chit chat, while any from other community pass by, immediately, discussion stops and topics of discussion switches….such is the level of confidence of one community on the other!!!!. This was not the situation earlier.  We saw talk of Sanskrit making compulsory subject, Geeta to be read by all, all should respect cow, and then atrocities of cow vigilantes against muslims. There is clear discrimination against muslims. This has damaged Indian society irreparably. India did never know it before. Truly there is a clear separation emotionally of the minority community from the majority—the fiber of the society is torn which was built over hundreds of years.

By emotionally isolating  Muslims we are inviting ISIS influence to India. One must understand the psychology of any minority, even if there is no hostility there exists a perceived discrimination already. Add to this the actual discrimination being perpetrated against Muslims now a days. Muslim put to in such a situation will search for  sympathy and security. This is a fertile ground for recruitment from across the border from Pakistan, and from ISIS who will do everything to win over these unhappy Muslims, this will strengthened the hands of Muslim terrorist. Nobody should make the Muslims threatened, they should be given the place they enjoyed traditionally in Indian society. I would go to the extent to say that Majority community has some responsibility, it is their duty to protect the minority and see to their safety. This is in the interest of Indian nation.

Modiji, whole nation knows you are different from others. Their confidence and love put you where you are. You are honest, your oratory makes you a hero to all Indians, although by this time economic progress is not evident yet it looks you will deliver goods to Indian economy and businesses ultimately. But see that no discrimination against Muslims will help India . At the time of closing the article, there is news that driver of the Bus carrying the pilgrims to Amarnath, Salim Mirza, a 37 years young muslim drove the bus skillfully and bravely 2km while bullets were showered on it, he could have easily stop and surrender the pilgrims to the terrorist, he did not. He risked and saved pilgrim’s life. If there is one bad muslim, there are hundreds good.

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TO ENJOY MONSOON COME TO MUMBAI

In Mumbai, monsoon is of epic quality, unless you drown yourself in it, you do’t know what it is.


 

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Today is a day in the second week of July, monsoon is in full swing in Mumbai. I am enjoying. In fact, for the whole year I wait for this season, and that is on us now. I am now in form for enjoying the great gift of the nature –the rain of Mumbai.

It rains for four months from june to September, and in july, it is most active. It rains continuously often for several days without any respite. Without water no human being can live, it is true everywhere but for Mumbai the story is a little bit different. True, all around there is water but it is salty and undrinkable, underground water is also salty. Here comes the heavy rain as the saviour, without it Present life in Mumbai would not have been sustainable.  Rain water is  collected in a number of lakes in and around  Mumbai city, and this water is supplied to households throughout the year. Fortunately, there is abundance of rain, enough for the requirement of people for Mumbai. This rain water is soft , cleans clothes and produce excess leather with soap, helps maintain whiteness of white clothes.

In real sense rain is abundant here. From June to September, we get heavy shower. Rainy season is a festival  time. asarasya prathama divashe –on the first day of rain, many willfully get wet to celebrate and welcome  rainy season. All enjoys rain, sometime it rains incessantly for days together without any stop. Although there is wide storm water drain everywhere which is cleaned before the onset of rain, by BMC readying for monsoon rain , yet within hours of heavy downpour make the roads waterlogged. Sky is often dark with black clouds, sea swells with high tide; beaches of Juhu, Marina, sea front at Worli  are  great sights to be seen and enjoyed. Thousands of people rush there amid heavy rains and high tides in sea, completely drenched, dancing and shouting. Some cannot control themselves in their enthusiasm to enjoy the waves of sea defying police restriction, and at times costing their life unfortunately.

Mumbai is a business city and commercial capital of the country, here many people from all over the country, come to earn their livelihood. Most of them  are hardworking ones, enrich the city, and themselves become successful. Local Marathi people are warm, friendly and cooperative. People do not miss a chance to enjoy every bit of rain. In the midst of incessant, torrential rain, people do not have any complaints—its common sight that people, wet and drenched to the skin, go about doing their regular work with a smiling face, having no complaints against rain.

It is in sharp contrast with my native Kolkata. During scorching summer they beg for rains but as soon as it comes, they start complaining against stagnant water, clogged drain and eager to say  good bye to it. Actually, I have observed there people are intolerant, impatient and mostly of complaining nature. A complaining man/ woman can never get success of highest order.

Coming back to rain, I like to say  whole of Maharashtra is enjoyable in rains. Tourists from the city visit hills and waterfalls of Lonavela, Khandala, Mahabaleswar, Ganapatipule and many other places—those are simply superb. Those have not enjoyed the beauty of it till now, may come to enjoy. It is unforgettable.

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Given proper attention, tourism  can earn foreign exchange as much as IT does, or even more.


 

India has a tremendous potential for tourism, both in terms of geography and history. It is an important destination for the domestic and foreign tourists. There are desert, seas, hills and mountains—inhabited by people from diverse cultures, religions, languages, food habits wearing colourful costumes. Not this alone , look at our history from before Indus valley civilization through various reigns and kingdoms, their relics, monuments etc. What India projects as a single country to foreign tourist, a continent–say Europe, in its whole can not.  Even when our illiterate/ half-literate people colorfully attired goes to vote on foot or on the back of a camels is a sight  enjoyed by a foreigner.

Tourism is just not an event in isolation, it means a lot to our economy. In 2016, India Govt earned Rs 1,55,650 crores in foreign exchange from tourism. It contributes approx7%-directly and indirectly, as compared to 2% from mining and 7% from much touted IT outsourcing, to our GDP, and in direct and indirect way provides employment to approx 11% of our people. Tourisn brings business to cottage industries, agriculture, hotels etc.

But tourism potential has not been fully exploited. In spite of its size, India is 38th most visited nation in the world—8.89 million visitors received by continent-sized India in 2016 while 16.4 million received by city-sized Singapore. There is infrastructural problem, there are shortage of quality  hotels—above all there are acute security problem. Women tourists are not safe; often there are reports of rape. Judicial delays does not allow justice to be met in a reasonable time. All these damages the image of India, ultimately coming in the way of fully realizing the tourist potential. There is another sector which needs Govt attention. This is medical tourism. India has a huge no of efficient doctors and paramedic staff  as also some well equipped hospitals where patients from rich countries come and take medical treatment or undergo surgeries at much lesser cost than their own countries. This group of doctors and paramedical staff have worked in those developed countries, worked with sophisticated medical equipments for treating the patients. Those experiences will help them to treat the patients from developed countries at a much cheaper cost. Our Govt may create necessary infrastructure and improve law and order situation to attract foreign tourists. Thus, tourism as a whole can create a lot of wealth for the nation.

 

 

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GANAPATIPULE

Shri Rudra Mondal , leader of Milon mancha, enjoying a ride on the beach of Ganapatipule.


Ganapatipule is a small town located in the Ratnagiri district on the Konkan coast of Maharashtra, some 375 km south of Mumbai, along the Konkan coast. It is a calm, quite and serene place inhabitated by a very small no of people. There is a Ganesh temple 400 years old, hence it is a place of pilgrimage for devout Hindus. In addition to its clean beach and clean waters, Ganapatipule is rich in flora, including mangroves and coconut palms.

At the top of the world

Shri Rudra Mondal of Four Banglas in Andheri, is almost a wanderer. All his life he was an avid traveller. His retirement from job, has added a big opportunity to travel frequently. He leads a team of like minded people who lose no opportunity to travel  as soon as they arrive.  Not only this he is a great photographer, for him photography is an art. All the photographs used in this blog post were snapped by him, If you enjoy the beauty of photographs, do not forget to give credit to him.

 

 

MY VISIT TO JAISALMIR CAMP and OTHER PLACES [ incomplete]



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I am in high spirits , being just back from a visit to Jaisalmir, Rajasthan. It was a wonderful experience, a lifetime event, made possible by Sri Rajiv Nandi [ his mobile no–919874491759], a tour operator from Kolkata, with local connection, Sri Debasis Saha, an engineer from Bombay port trust.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In fact , it was not just Jaisalmir, but a cluster of places of tourist interest–JAIPUR, JODHPUR, JAISALMIR, AJMER, UDAIPUR, over a period of 9 days from 5 th nov to 14 th nov, 2019. Surprise of surprise (even for a Bengali who are generally known to be misers in informal circles among non-bengalees in India), is that our rate was Rs 18500/- per head, to cover food, lodging and transportation, with a gift-item for all of us from the tour operator. Even, tour operator went to the extent of celebrating a birthday of our respected memeber, Sri Swapan Das. In fact, our whole tour was filled with fun, frolic and enjoyment, never to be forgotten. But I must admit that our food , lodging was  not of 5-star standard, those were just enough or little more, for the working purpose–what more we want?. In this day of high prices, I do not have any complaint in this respect. Food was prepared best suited to Bengali palate–rosogolla included !!!!!!!!, by Bengali cooks, who travelled with us all through, In a mini luxury bus.

 

 

 

 

There were altogether 18 members, apart from the tour operator, driver,  helper, and three cooks. All of them, except me and my wife, are from Bombay port trust. They are my new discovery, they are all hard-working, bold, courageous, and risk-taking people ; some 30/40, years back they left their native place in 24 pgs, WB, in search of livelihood in this wide open world, now as a reward of their hard work, all of them are very much  established in Mumbai.

There are scores of interesting moments of the tour captured by camera. I shall tell the story through those pictures below. Strictly speaking, many of the places of visit, covered during the tour were related to history; wars and their booty; varieties of weapon only to kill people, extravagant lives of Kings and Maharajas, their practice of keeping too many women, and many other expensive way of life.

I enjoyed scenes of pushkar,  night stay in the camp at Jaisalmir desert in a full moon night, jeep safari at THAR desert, and the Rajasthani cultural event under the open wide clean sky in the desert-cold weather, is unforgettable, will be remembered for my whole life. Do you want to experience the same? if your answer is in the affirmative, contact Rajiv Nandi at his mobile–919874491759.

 

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VIJAYA SANMILANI-2019, MILON MANCHA STYLE


Like every year, this year also Milon Mancha, has organised Vijaya sanmilani, in a grand style which only Milon Mancha can do. The event organised in KALPATARU SPARKLE in Bandra. Like every occasion, this also was made possible by Sri Rudra Mondal, and Sharmistha. Whole cultural  event was of high standard, and action packed for four hours , by accomplished artists, mostly professional. The event anchored by Sri Sujoy sen. In between we were treated with tea, cold drinks, nadu, nimki etc of course followed by a great dinner……. There was song, dance, drama. To have the full impact of  events, just look at those above photos.

Like every year, the venue of the program was arranged by Mrs Renu swamy, and Mr Mohan swamy, her husband. Its a matter of sadness that Mr Mohan swamy is no more with us, he left us during the puja days itself, for the destination, where all of us destined to go sooner or later. This is eternal truth. We wont forget his care and love for others, and everything good in life. Mrs Renu, a person of steel frame of mind, was always available, to help and care for others even in these difficult days of her. We bow down to her devotion to duty, and sense of responsibility. We won’t forget Mr Mohan, even though he is in his eternal abode of happiness.


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Clean India–Modi leads from the front.


This is really a different man, you may like him or not. I do not say that it was all previously unplanned, rather very much planned. But you can not deny his commitment to the purpose, no other leader in his place would do the same. He wants to clean India, setting examples of himself, by picking up empty cans, litters on the sea shore, and putting the garbage collection bag on his shoulder in a rag pickers style-(- I wonder how many opposite things a PM of a country has to keep track of –cleaning, china, terrorism, trump and what not!!!, thank God, I am not a PM!!!) . So many people of the country is imbibing his style on sea shore, roads , towns and villages. I am sure no other leader with the ambition of ruling India would work so steadfast, and hard to apply himself to clean India. Let us adore him… I have already started carrying a cloth bag in my pocket so that I don’t need any plastic bag from the shops. By this I am doing my duty, about you???–I do not think you have improved.

His above picture of a rag picker, together with his tea selling past, makes a great statement of dignity of labour. It teaches a lot to Indians who hates the poor, and menial job the poor do. He has taught us that ‘ work is worship’ by living the example.

In India a free and open discourse, has become impossible. Many will conclude from above that I am a blind and bought supporter Of Modi–no, I am not, in fact, nobody should. Yet I believe at the moment he is the best leader in the country. But that does not mean, there are only successes, no failures, but there are no leaders who could do any better, in balance, he is the best possible leader. Only bad thing about him is that, he must work utmost to restore the confidence of Muslim population, especially at lower level…. his blind supporters at the grass root level has done a lot of mischief toward Muslims who are poor, illiterate and deprived. This only tarnishes his image.

I Hate ARNAB GOSWAMI, the TV anchor


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I wonder what does anchor, Arnab Goswami do on the TV. Often , he conducts various interviews by calling in important people on the panel for the debate, in his ‘ Republic channel’ . Generally the debate is on important issues, he appears to be nakedly campaigning for Modi Govt in an unbalanced way. There is nothing bad if he campaigns for the Govt, for that matter, any Govt. In fact, myself, a 70% supporter of the present Govt, and believe in my bones that there is no better leader than Modi today. But nauseating is the way he conducts the interview. First negative thing about him is that he calls in people not for interview, but lecturing and scolding them. He mocks, ridicules and makes fun of them. In a word, he produces in me a disgust.
After abrogation of article 390, and 35A of Indian constitution, there is a huge curiocity, both within and outside, the country. It is natural because there has been tectonic shift in geo-political situation so far it concerns India, and Pakistan, due to summary annexation of Kashmir, which has taken away the handle of Kashmir from Pakistan, to destabilize India . There are topics supposing to be analytical in nature in Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV channel, which is actually not. Being attracted by the topics, and the personalities of Pakistan appearing, I often want to listen to them, but it is impossible watching through the interviews till end, every time I break off in the middle, and switch channels…again come back, again switch channels. It is irritating to watch his programme, and him talking. His manners are uncivilized. He humiliates those whom he disagrees with. Most of the time he himself does the talking, what the panelists want to say, we can not know of. This is not journalism.
All Pakistanis are not bad. A host of Pakistani intellectuals day and night praising Modi and his honesty, India, our education, industry, our achievement in scientific technology, endlessly…… their army, administration , clergy is decisively bad, certainly, they have vested interests which they pursue.
Pakistan is a failed state, their industrial and economic development are poor; in near future, there is no hope of any improvement either. Their only issue is Kashmir, Kashmir has exhausted them already, and they will die with it, Kargil and terrorism, reduced them to a pauper, lost reputation in the world, and financially bankcraft. ……but all these does not authorize Arnab Goswami to humiliate and abuse intellectual Pakistani people on the TV screen and in public. Do you remember, how he humiliated Aparna sen on the TV screen???. Somebody in the Govt rise and defang him.
I like, Pronoy Roy, Barkha Dutt, Rajat sharma, Ravish kumar, Rajdeep sardesai, Karan Thapar, Rahul Kanwal etc but how this man–Arnab Goswami, has come into the scene? He is bringing bad reputation to journalism in India. What is your opinion???

Modi’s diplomacy, article 370 and Pakistan.


Pakistan is again slapped at UNSC. Their request to have a special meeting of security council, in order to condemn India for unilaterally abrogating article 370 and 35A, was rejected, saying that it is only to be bi-laterally resolved. This has been India’s stand all through. All world has vindicated India’s stand. Our representative has become a hero at UNSC.[

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All the credit should go to Modi, he deserves it. He is a new man in PM’s position. He moved all over the world earlier, to convince world leaders of India’s position, in regard to Pakistan. Indian leaders who are in the opposition are aeons behind him in thought, action, determination, and philosophy. While he was winning over world leaders, one after other, the opposition leaders were doing circus in the country, and was criticising  him accusing  that he was pleasure-touring the world. Modi’s world diplomacy cornered Pakistan today, Pakistan is alone and derelict. He is a master leader that the country has not been accustomed to, so far .

He is not tied down by convention, and meaningless procedure. He made Jaysankar, a bureaucrat, not a politician, as the foreign minister. This Jaysankar was India’s ambassador to America, china, France, UK, and also have personal contacts with important leaders of the world. He played a great role in convincing the world of India’s position. Naming him as the foreign minister, goes to the credit of Modi. Syed Akrabuddin, our permanent representative to UNO played a great role, in pushing through India’s case, as always. His being a Muslim, is another cap in Modi’s cap. My suggestion is that bring forth many more such Muslim leaders, and put them in position who will fight resolutely India’s case.

This will bring SAVKA BISWASH, especially to the  minority of Muslims from lower status of society, who complains 24×7, that present Govt is not secular. This will stitch together, and help integration of India.

His leadership made India safe and secured in the world. Terrorism will soon be a thing of the past. Thanks for reading.

 

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