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In no way I feel women should be given equal rights. It is not a matter of necessity, it is a pure propaganda, for which urban literate people are fighting with each other and those who just don’t bother are facing the same existence crisis every single day. Moreover, the demand for equal right is a goddamn fucking joke. Women already are equal to men. I am talking about the places where this sense of equilibrium is asking for serious oxygen. I meant to say it has appealed to the literate and urban generation only. In city, we have enough time to think and distinguish things as per our own wish. Whatever you say right, most of the time I find it wrong. That’s the clash. Black & white, Urban & rural, men-women…who does fucking care except their own bread? Who has to earn his own bread, he knows the value of it, who eats bread earned by someone else, gets time to create turbulence among society. And there the concept of Pink comes.

The moment girls try to come out of their own color and get missed with guys, guys think they are giving ‘hints’, they starts thinking whatever they want can do with a girl, though there is strong laws and enforcements against that. Then why? Even quite aware of strong laws and probable enforcements, still why there are many cases of Rapes, Molestation etc are increasing day by day? Here the subtle statement comes. It’s kind of arrogance and then a feel of insecurity. It’s that feelings which forces one to show the power to prove superiority. It’s the same show offs which the person used to see it throughout his upbringing between his own mother and father. It is the eternal clash between two different sexes. None writes about the everyday trouble a man faces in his married life, none talks about the urge of having sex is considered max once or twice in a year and still the man is officially not allowed to have sex with other women though it’s a kind of physical requirement. How many books have been written on domestic violence on men? Very little research on this and surprisingly even lesser see the light of publication!

Then? What is the issue? Both of them are somehow molested, terrified and still the system to move on without any prejudice.

No, here is the conflict. That’s the beauty of the movie ‘Pink’. In a scene Mr. AB said “No Means ‘No’, ‘No’ itself is a complete Sentence.”

As conclusive statement, Pink is not a movie on being strong Womanist. It is actually a fantastic movie where one should know the power of the sentence “No” first and then other things. It is wonderfully said, knowing ‘no” is more necessary than understanding ‘yes’.

Debraj

26.09.2016

Gurgaon

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ও নিজেই গল্প করে ব্যাবসা চলছে মোটামুটি ভালই, আস্তে আস্তে মার্কেট বাড়ছে, লোকে চিনছে ওর প্রোডাক্ট, ভালো ভালো কমিশন রাখছে সেলারদের জন্যে। শুরু থেকে মানুষ কিছুই শিখে আসে না, তাকে আগে নিজের পায়ে দাঁড়াতে জানতে হয়, বুঝতে হয় সব কিছু, তখন পদে পদে তাকে গাইড করার জন্যে লোক থাকে, কখনও বাবা মা, কখনও অন্য বড়রা। আগে একান্নবর্তী পরিবারের যুগে বাচ্চারা খুব ছোটবেলা থেকে কথা বলতে শিখে যেত, এখন ঘর ছোট হয়েছে, বাগান শেষ হয়েছে, বাবা মায়ের ব্যাস্ততার মাঝে অবসর কম, বাচ্চারা শিশু থেকে হটাত বালক হয়, তারপর হটাত করেই একদিন কেমন বড় হয়ে যায়।

কি করছিস ভাই ছাদে দাঁড়িয়ে, তারা গুনছিস নাকি? মস্করা করলো নন্তু। নন্তু অবশ্য এইদশাটা জানে অর্কর। অর্কর এরকম স্বভাব আছে, মাঝে মাঝেই নিজেতে হারিয়ে যায়, কোন অদ্ভুত কিছু নিয়ে হঠাৎ উত্তেজিত হয়ে পরে।

নন্তু এক কথা বল, ছোটবেলায় যখন পরীক্ষার খাতা বের হতো বাড়িতে দেখানোর জন্যে, কেমন লাগত তখন?

নন্তু ঘুরল, তাকাল আকাশের দিকে, তারপরে আস্তে করে বলল, ঠিক ওই আকাশের মত, মনে হত খারাপ পরীক্ষা দিয়েছি তো জানতামই, শুধু শুধু বাবা-মা’র কাছে বেইজ্জত করার কি দরকার বাপু!

অর্ক হেসে ফেলল, নন্তু কোন কালেই ভালো নাম্বার পাওয়াদের দলে ছিল না, ওর বাড়ি থেকেও সেরকম কোনও চাপ ছিল না, খারাপ নাম্বার পাওয়ার পরে ওর বাবা-মা কে কখনো মুখ লুকোনোর দরকার পড়েনি, যেমনটা ওর বাড়িতে হতো, খারাপ নাম্বারের থেকেও বড় ছিল পাড়াতেই অন্য আরেকটি মেধাবী ছেলের বেশি নাম্বার পাওয়া, অর্ক চেষ্টা করতো না, তা নয়, কিন্তু সেই ছেলেটা আরও বেশি চেষ্টা করতো, আরও বেশি নাম্বার পেত, ফল হতো এইযে বাবা অফিস থেকে ফেরার পরে কখনও খুব করে ঝাড় পড়তো, কখনও মন খারাপ করে মা একবেলা খাওয়া ছেড়ে দিতেন। এই ফ্রাস্তেসানটা কখনও যায়নি অর্কর। একসাথে বিকেলে খেলতে যাওয়া, তারপরে আবার পরের দিন সকালে এক থালা ভাত খেয়ে স্কুলে যাওয়ার মধ্যেও কোথাও একটা সেই হীনমন্যতা কাজ করতো সারাক্ষণ। মনে হতো বাবা মা এতো কষ্ট করে বড় করছেন, কিন্তু সে তার কোনও প্রতিদান দিতে পারছে না, চেষ্টা করেও। নন্তুর সেইসব চাপ ছিল না, খাতা বেরোনোর পরেও বিন্দাস বিকেলেবেলা ডাকতে চলে আসতো খেলার মাঠে যাওয়ার জন্যে।

এখন বেসরকারি অফিসে চাকরি করা, হাজারটা ঝামেলা, যন্ত্রণা, মীটিং, কর্পোরেট পলিটিক্সের মাঝে যে দুদণ্ড সময় নিজের জন্যে বাঁচে, সেই সময় ভাবতে ইচ্ছে করে, ছোটবেলাটা তার খারাপ ছিল না, বেশ আনন্দেরই ছিল, শুধু ওই প্রতিযোগিতার গরম নিশ্বাসটা এখনও মাঝে মাঝে রাতের ঘুম নিয়ে খেলা করে, খারাপ নাম্বার পাওয়াটা ততটা দুঃখ দেয় না, যতটা দেয় সেইসময়ের মানসিক যন্ত্রণাটা। আজ আপাতসফল জীবনের মাঝেও সেইদিনের ক্ষতগুলো ভুলতে পারে না সে, ফিরে যাওয়ার সুযোগ থাকলে, সে শুধু পড়াশুনা করতো, কোনও প্রতিযোগিতায় না জিতে, জেতার চেষ্টাও না করে।

WP 3A very alarming situation is in India. Whatever you comment, say or notice, are actually under the strict scanner of Government and their followers. A few days before, SRK’s film (I do agree that it was one of the worst movies I have ever seen) was protested by lots of followers around the country because in one of his interviews, he commented India as an intolerant country. I have seen the interview, live in TV, he was asked, will you return your award as lot of Indian writers, film makers are returning? He with his most dignified way replied politely, one should respect another person’s way of treating people. They felt this is the way to protest against something. If situation demands, if I feel the same way, obviously will return my awards too. Simple. He made his point. The whole team of Bhakts made it a strong statement against nationality. They even suggested him to move to our neighbour country. The protested in almost every theatre halls and left no stone unturned to make the film a flop. Yes, Dilwale was not flop but didn’t do business upto mark also.

This is not a case of a film only but affecting friendships, relationships and social goals at large. Now a days, social media is playing as the most important part in deciding a thing. People were ferociously commenting against the film, and literally threatening people for not watching it, or kept on making fun who strongly protested the situation and went on to watch it.

We didn’t learn from any of the incidents.

In Dadri WP 1case, one Muslim was killed by a few angry people. I don’t know what was the actual reason, castes’ or something else but whatever it was, was strong enough to divide people in to two separate classes. One, who said, whatever happened, should not be happened, and another, make it happen in other places too. They spoke out about the incidents in Malda too. According to these sick people, media hyped the incident in Dadri as there a Muslim family was attacked but the same media is keeping their mouth shut as in Malda, Hindu people were attacked by Muslim. WP 2It seems like Bhakts are the only patriot in India and mature people who can lead India from the front. Very serious situation indeed.

A few days before, one student committed suicide in a University in Hyderabad. Now the whole Indian politics are upto this. People are trying to make it an Anti-Dalit incident and the Government in Centre to trying to nullify the incident telling, nothing of that kind happened in actual. The politically biased media also playing a dual game, they are making each and every issue a complex one, a really tough to situation to handle. Funny thing is, now Bhakts have already declared the person who committed suicide as a dormant ISIS agent and without verifying the source of data or its reliability, posting it in Facebook, making memes, cartoons and fighting in every kind of social media.

May be who is in Power, writes the history, but whatever it is, is not good for the health of a country as a whole.

Personally, I have a lot Muslim friends and a lot Dalit friends, I have never felt threatened or tortured. I am sure they also feel the same about me. Then why to create such confusions and then invite an ocean to engulf a whole civilization. Already the word is not in a good shape now. WP 4North Korea and South Korea are increasing more and more tensions day by day, US is threatening China every alternate day, India is still having daily fight with Pakistani intruders and Pakistan is more busy dealing their internal ‘Game of Thrones’. Seeing all these things also, why still we are trying make this country an intolerant one. Let people do whatever they want to do, just ensure that I am not being harmed, our future, our next generations are not being harmed. This Hate-Policy will not ensure safe ruling but will result in to another Divide and Rule massacre.

Kabir

22.01.2016

Hurgaon

ImageWhile going through the news headlines today, I stopped on the International Page where a small news caught my eyes and in between the small time available to go through all the headlines and news too, I finished the whole thing, it’s about Iraq. ISIS has attacked the war-destroyed country a few days before and already took control of a few important cities and places. After winning some cities, they moved forward in search of the sources of earning and there they got Oil Refineries. Mr. President of Iraq again asked for help from their mighty savior US and the representative of un-employment threatened & domestic turmoil country Mr. Barrack Obama immediately accepted the opportunity to make it big for his upcoming election, but that’s different issue.

A few days before Boko Harem in Nigeria Imagekidnapped two hundred and fifty students and converted them to their religion and then threatened to treat them as slave if proper steps to free their leaders were not taken by the government. After a few days, it made the headlines of all the newspapers until swept away by the big news of FIFA World Cup. Now it’s attack on Iraq. After acquiring Ramadi, Tikrit, Suleiman Beg, Kirkut, Tal Afar, they moved their guns towards Baghdad.Image About Baghdad they know two things, one, the Army will not let them conquer the place easily and another and the most importantly, US will interfere directly. That’s why they took a break from the war and kept control of already acquired places. Keeping control means controlling the people under the bayonet, chop the head if they deny or protest and enforce their own rules like wearing head musk must, education for women and ladies, strictly no-no, no working ladies in any part of the country and then the latest those ladies who didn’t marry yet, will have to marry their cadres, and it’s not an option, it’s an order.

Now all the bachelor militants, sometime married militants are knocking each and every door to find out if there is any unmarried lady, if there is, they are offering her parents to accept, if not, they politely make the lady an orphan and then gets married.Image

Now a very few newspapers have made it a headline. Attack on Iraq is more important than these kinds of small critics; actually these are treated as shits in all over the world. After a few days, when a lot ladies will be raped and torn apart under the bayonet, when US will declare their war against so called terrorism, then some self-proclaimed anti rape protestors will be seen with some glittering placards in their hands and posing firmly for the media to stay in tune to ensure their income without getting or doing anything for the actual incident (Known as Mahmudiyah killing)Image. Later on, after numerous investigations and the media leaked information it was found that even inside the jail also, a lot of ladies, including gents were raped, brutally murdered and put into grave without any trace. It was almost same like what Talibans did being militants, the same thing was done by US Army being worlds most trained and effective military forces.

During the 1971 war, BangladeshImage war for independence, almost four lakhs of women were raped to terrorize people both the Hindus and the Muslims, which caused thousands of war babies, abortions, infanticide and even suicide.

In Bosnia, another history of War Rape cases, where almost 30,000 women were raped by Bosnian Serb Forces, who used this rape as systematized instrument of war for physical and moral destruction. Many villages and cities were burnt in to ashes and men were kept separately in some kind of camps where they were forced to work against their will and their wives, daughters were raped in a systematic way.

These are very recent day’s incident of War Rape but the history of it can be found many many years ago. Rajput ladies were raped by Mughals, Chinese were raped by English, many villages, places are still bearing the British blood in India. When US forces attacked Afghanistan, then Afgan people experienced rape from both the parties, Talibans, who kept of raping them for years and hanged them if protested and then the US army.

In each and every case, it is seen that Activists in all over the world get active only after an incident takes place and that also not immediately but after long days. Now none of the activists are raising their voices on what’s happening in Iraq with a face like they don’t have any documentary proof or something like that so that they can start their activities.Image

In between these, in every war, in every way, we the civilized creature on earth will let those sex-mongers cheer in ecstasy day after day, year after year.

Debraj

23.06.2014

Mumbai

ImageA couple of years before, I wrote a blog on a rape case happened in Delhi and then in West Bengal. I felt very bad while writing the blog as it was clearly indicating our path of where we are actually leading. In last couple of months, atleast a dozen of girls were raped in Uttar Pradesh according to police reports and don’t know how much were suppressed under the political influence or just because of social pressure imposed on the victim and her family. In India everything happens in multidimensional way, like even if a baby cries for no actual reason at all, still it can grab a lot public attention, media hype and then political criticism.Image

Almost two centuries, we were under the British Government, they left in the year 1947 and we declared freedom, independence keeping some old practice green forever like when British were in India, they were served with village girls, city girls and sometime girls from Royal Family to satisfy their lust for sex and when they left, some influential person took the charge of it. Politically influential, socially influential, economically influential people started having their daily dosage of sex supplied by their own area of influence. It’s a simple job to do, either bring money to satisfy or get laid and people can’t have any sayings. When Bangladesh fought for their independence, a huge numbers of male population were shot and females were raped. Hindus were raped by Muslims and to take the revenge, Muslims were raped in India. The same thing happened in 1947 also, people fought for their legal rights, democratic rights, and regional rights and sometime for religious cause but kept one thing very common, i.e. whenever they got opportunity, they didn’t leave any women go out of their way keeping their head high but tried to satisfy their lust, show power and raped women.

In the year 1980, when Late Indira Gandhi was our Prime Minister, then one political upheaval stormed our country, i.e. the active participation of second level politicians. Who was known as the security guard or just local goonda among people, thought of tasting the sweet curry of politics by wearing the most deserving Khadi. The game changed from then. Those who were tamed by some cultured, educated people suddenly came in front to enjoy the same whatever they have provided to their political ancestors. For anyone who targets power, make target two community, one those who are actually left out from the mainstream society and then the woman. Draupadi got laid with her five husbands being the great Sati according to Hindu Mythology, then why not all other women in India. Indian father thinks it is more important for their daughter to learn household things than going to school, priorities the knowledge of making home and satisfy husband in every way than getting proper education, we still don’t let our women worship god while having menstruation, there what’s wrong in utilizing them for our own lust. We forcefully kept them in darkness and then what’s wrong in seeing our daughters in darkness, getting forcefully laid by some influential people! What’s wrong in asking for some favor in exchange of a female body? No, we are more interested in feeling sad and then cry after seeing our daughters getting raped. We lodge complain and sometime witness a public outrage, after few days blame it on our fate and let some politicians make stupid dirty comments on the psychology of rape.

Why do people rape, can be subject for those research scholars, hopefully they will find some points on taking the measures of stopping it too.Image

How many of us know the different kinds of rape? Formally there are 10 different types of rape.

  1. Date Rape
  2. Marital Rape
  3. Statutory Rape
  4. Male Rape
  5. Prison Rape
  6. War Rape
  7. Gang Rape
  8. Campus Rape
  9. Corrective Rape
  10. Rape by deception

And unfortunately we Indians are witnessing all the kinds, sometime even one type accompanying other. We have strong legal proceedings for it but we don’t have awareness. Rape is not only having sex with a lady or with some ladies against their will or sometime with her consent by giving some lucrative promises like getting married, giving material gain etc., but it’s a kind of killing a woman’s womanhood by taming her rights to live her own life., it must be considered as killing too. It should not be treated as an imprisonable offence.Image

Rape is the easiest way of satisfying lust along with showcase of power, superiority by sowing the seeds of fear and dominance.

It’s really surprising to see that except involving local administration, Government also washes their hands by just giving one or two mere media statement and let the Rapist roam freely and happily so that they can help during the politicians voting campaign. Like all other crimes, in rape cases too, the moment it will be treated as Crime only without keeping in mind any other issues, then only it will be properly removed from our society.

In recent couple of years study, Uttar Pradesh, a province in India topped in all kind of crimes, violence but still government washed their hands by giving some media statement and issuing some reporting officers. J&K, being the most sensitive state of India, witnessed a sharp rise in the rape incidences in recent days. West Bengal, where earning bread gets more importance than anything else ranked 3 in all India statistics.

According to studies, in India in every 22 minutes, a Woman gets raped and in every 113 minutes a lady gets killed by the rapists, still we remain silent and wait for the prosecutors to wake up and do something revolutionary. In actual, in every 13 minutes, a rape incident occurs in India, that means only merely 30% cases are registered in police station and are available for statistical guys.Image

As per National Crime Records Bureau of India, total 24,923 rape cases were reported in the year 2012, out of which only a mere 14,717 cases were solved and Indian Court also completed the trial process by sentencing 13,294 persons.

Rape was used as a war weapon to drive out hundreds of thousands of Pandits from Jammu & Kashmir. Rape was a political cheer when it was done on thousands of Dalits in Uttarpradesh in the year 2007; rape is done on the base of Family Honor and Sexual purity in West Bengal, Uttarpradesh and Madhyapradesh. Rape is done in every way possible. Even in India, Theft Case, Burglary cases have been overshadowed by the cases of Rape though as I wrote above, only 30% of the cases are registered, seems like it’s a Rape Carnival,Image cannibalism celebrations are being celebrated by all, and we shameless people, write blog, shout on Fifa world cup and live happy letting our girls, daughters, ladies friends being molested, man-handled and raped every day, every second and if chance is given, don’t let any opportunity go to do the same personally too.

 

Debraj

Mumbai

21.06.2014

Within almost one month, the people of the biggest democratic country in the world will nominate a party and obviously a Prime Minister to work for the next five years. As the oldest party of India, The National Congress will be defending their candidature for the post of Prime Minister and the second largest party, BJP will challenge them. Both parties have issued their manifestos and now they are on a face to face fire. Campaigning through print media, visual media and obviously physical presence through meetings and all are going on regularly to convince the people of India about what they have done and what they will do if chosen by the public for one of the lucky members to sit in the 790 member capacity parliament. Actually the Parliament, known as Sansad Bhawan was structurally designed by two British Architect Edwin Lutyens & Herbert Baker in the year 1912 and took complete two years to finalize it in the year 1913. While arranging for the fund and all other related issues, the world saw its first globally spread war, i.e. World War I on dated 28th July 1914 and it continued till 11th November, 1918. After the World War I, the construction started in the year 1921 and was ready for inauguration on January 18, 1927. From then onwards, there are two bodies in the parliament, The Upper Body and the Lower Body. The Upper Section is known as Rajyasabha and the Lower Council is known as Loksabha. There are 545 members in Loksabha and 245 members in Rajyasabha. Rajyasabha members, i.e. Upper House members are selected by legislative bodies of states and that selection is for six years. Members in Loksabha must be aged twenty five or more and must be an Indian Citizen and are selected through the process of Election and being a highly diversified country in any terms, may it be in terms of Caste or Religion or anything, India faces a hugely challenged situation to organize a proper election throughout the country and select members suitable to represent the territorial constituencies in states.

People from different country, who have never faced Casteism a challenge, a threat to the country says, ”Casteism goes against the spirit of democracy” and it is true also but being a citizen of India, I have a little idea of how it works and how it is important consider it as one of the most important factor while campaigning before election. I am not in a position or may be not the right candidate to say it is good or bad, but it is fact that, without keeping in mind about Casteism, only 6% people vote in India.

Lets get in to a detailed analysis of Casteism in India. Actually Caste or Jati classifications are based on some old age long theories of Varna. Varna was created to distinguish the different categories of people on their work basis. Like, those who were self-proclaimed closer to god, those who were knowledgeable and those who were influential, came under the category of Brahmin and those who were just the second in terms of influence but first in importance criteria came under the varna of Kshatriya. They were the ruling party in terms of power but anywhere in the world, power is supported by monetary fund, so there was another group of people who used to control the money by transacting among all the people, popularly known as businessman. Businessmen were termed as Vaishya. In terms of importance, they were the third leveled person. The politics of any provinces was controlled by the first two Varna people and the mediator position was properly held by the Vaishya people. Then all other left out people were considered as ‘good for nothing except hard work’, i.e. Shudra. They were majority in number but least important in terms of rules, regulations and power. All the physically hard working people came under this category. Let’s get in to a little bore deep in this social status. Actually, those who had brain and good management skills took the position of Brahmin and made good effort to keep hold the control of power. The immediate next to them, who had brain and aimed to live a luxurious life, took initiative to hold the second important position of the society. Now both the top grades of people were rich in grey matter decided to keep calm in between them and work for each other in any crisis. The Vaishya people, a mediator between all the societies and also with some good quality of brain to earn money with head high, decided to concentrate of trading only and supporting the two upper castes. It was safe for them too as helping those two upper castes ensured their safety and security too. Who doesn’t like to have fixed customer of any means? The fourth and most neglected people remained neglected by all and as they were not ‘decision making’ people, so country even didn’t consider them for anything important except keeping them busy with all the hard works which needs physical involvements. As they were least important, so their lives or existence was easily compromised for anything.

In the modern era of civilization, people soon came to know about the details of these Casteism and as India was struggling a lot in every ways after the ‘so called’ independence, so opportunist and intelligent people, who don’t even belong from any upper caste, took the baton in their own hands. It was a real crisis period where muscle power was more important than the country’s integrity. All small scale leaders thought of making their existence more prominent in higher level and this competition brought another massacre in the society. People got distributed in different ways. Those who lived in Haryana, started demanding their own existence, i.e. the existence for Jats and then slowly Bihari, Bangali, Tamil and Telegu people. Slowly the division became clear to people. it’s not only about caste any more, it’s about language, the boundary walls between territories too.Image

Another important issue happened twice in India, i.e. after Independence, Pakistan was created for Muslim people and so whoever was the Hindu in that country was banished and sometime killed too. Almost the same thing happened in Border States like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Rajasthan too but here Hindu people killed Muslims. So, very soon, a religiously sensible country like India got internally divided in to three castes, i.e. Hindu, Muslim & all others. In the year 1971, when another country named Bangladesh was formed from Pakistan, then also there was a big riot in between Hindu & Muslim. Everyone forgot about their five hundred years old friendship in the human civilization but started killing each other and putting the blame on others. So, the newest equation of Casteism become linguistically religious people oriented. Like may be two people speak same language and may be from same area also, but religious is different, can’t be friend to each other. Sometime the Casteism came in the disguise of Religion, sometime language and sometime on the basis of muscle power. After the end of the era of Late Indira Gandhi, for the first time in India in the year 1977 after declaring President’s rule in the country, people elected Janata Party candidate Late Morarji Desai and within two and half years of tenure, he was replaced by another PM, Charan Singh. Apparently, it was as simple as going for an Election and choosing a Prime Minister but this small incident rooted a deep problem for the country at large. After the ending of Indira Gandhi era, people started believing that Indian National Congress was not the only reason for having Independence but they are a lot sufferer due to their wrong decisions. One more thing people understood was that, there was no proper leader in the country. That leadership crisis gave birth of a lot leader. Those who were working as support for political leaders thought of wearing the same white cotton dress like their own leaders. Very soon the post of Political Leaders (read Brahmin of old days) were acquired by local goondas. Another equation developed here. Those local goondas were of some definite caste,  or used to come from definite background like some were representatives of milkmen, some were of reporter of a good selling daily. It means people from different communities also started joining or taking part in politics, thus a second line of command developed with a strong background of Casteism depending on their profession, religion and language. The moment they got elected by their followers, the image of Indian politics got totally changed. People started believing on local leaders that depending on the country leader at large. Every small group of people or a leader with some followers started declaring their own parties. Maintaining the border line fixed, country got divided on the basis of Religion, Profession, locality, and language and so on.

As per the latest trend, mostly Hindu voter’s support Hindu and all others support Congress. Then in a country like India, where Hindu is the majority, there how come Congress was winning time and again? It is because they were smart enough to understand these understandings of people and thus concentrated more on the local politics than that of in National Level. They relied on communal politics in micro level than that of BJP in macro level but overall the aim remained same for Indians, common people.Image

Then the reservation system or quota system came and whatever may be the positive outcome of this, but actually it differentiated a population in to two categories, i.e. till date opportunists, now on opportunists. The reservation for deserving candidates from minor castes soon became mandatory to keep specific number of seats for them. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar took this initiative to bring those untouchables in to the mainstream of life, but soon it became an issue and though his noble mission was successful but left India with another invisible partition. That’s why Dr. G.S. Ghuye once wrote in 1932 that we do not possess a real general definition of caste. It appears to me that any attempt at definition is bound to fail because of the complexity of the phenomenon. On the other hand, much literature on the subject is marred by lack of precision about the use of the term.”

Kabir

10.04.2014

Mumbai

The religions Islam and Christianity being so similar means that the celebrations are probably similar as well? Why is Eid celebrated twice in a year and Christmas only Once?
Christmas is celebrated for the birth of Jesus Christ on the 25th of December but Eid is not celebrated for any prophet’s birth or any significant dates.
Each year, thousands of Christian homes and churches are torched or bombed by Muslim mobs, and hundreds of Christians, including dozens of priests, pastors, nuns and other church workers are murdered at the hands of Islamic extremists. Innocent people have even been hacked to death by devout Muslims over cartoons and probably in the same way but in disguise all the Christian countries are trying to prove themselves as the almighty of the globe by threatening and declaring war against all the Islamic country, resulting loss of many human assets. Though the color of blood is same in both the communities, still people are playing dangerously without any mercy and killing people without counting the heads. Being in a democratic country like India, I have found our so called Indian “Netas” consider Islamic people as minority and thus allows them to enjoy some subsidies, allowances in almost every way. I am not sure about the facilities Christians are entitled in India but feel so hopeless to see that where there are almost 25 percent people are from a same community, then how come they are treated as Minority Caste? Okies, my concern is not that, in a country like India, there are many divisions, sub-divisions for even distributing the public’s wealth. Like SC, ST, OBC, Minority etc. these are also divided in to some other divisions also, like Muslims from Rajasthan, Muslims of Hyderabad, and Muslims from both our neighbor countries, similarly, Goan Christian, Keralite Christian etc. Now look at the global scenario. In States, Europe, most of the people are Christian and in middle-east, most of the countries are Muslim majority. Christian have the most adherents today in this world whereas Muslim stands second in the same. Western countries think that the 70 percent of refugees are Muslim and they are seeking to live in the Christian based Countries, whereas Muslim people thinks Christian people are forcing immigrants to convert their religion into Christians.
Christian members say, Islam teaches their disciples that their founder and early leaders were warriors. They fought a lot to establish their own religion and thus brought peace in the world where as their founder Jesus Christ took birth to spread the love of almighty and even atleast he lived his life as a peace lover and even died in an empty place without fighting with the enemy with a hope that, one day they will remember what they are doing (“Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing”). Funny part is that in the death of The Christian Almighty, nowhere Islam was to be blamed for but in present scenario, the river of blood is alive only because of the beheading tendency of both the religions and as Christian countries are known as super power in terms of technology and monetary support, they took control of the whole world and thus try to tame the Islam people too. And Islam people know that they can’t win a fight against them in an Open war. They changed their strategy and the changed strategy is considered as terrorism across the world. Actually, somehow it’s a situation where I consider myself as the best and almighty and thus don’t feel sorry to intrude in neighbor’s house even at night or don’t feel ashamed to take their things to consider as mine and if they protest, I will stab them saying they are terrorist. That’s the present situation in our lovely earth.
What am I trying to make clear is that being in a neutral country in terms of religion, we still enjoy Christmas day but not Eid.
Once while coming all my way by train, I thought a lot and felt astonished too. I have both Christian and Muslim friends around me. I have been invited in both of their occasions but still what happens to our metro city people, why do Christmas is celebrated by all but not Eid. Why can’t we celebrate both the occasions with same glam and enjoyment? I thought a lot and then talked with one of my close friend. He smiled at me and the next half an hour we got busy in noting down the found out points.
1. Christian people mostly speak in English, the most used language in the world where as a very few people out of the Muslim territories know their mostly used language like Arabic, urdu etc.
2. For Christmas celebration the date is fixed, i.e. 25th of December, every year and there is no change or uncertainty in this whereas Muslim people can’t fix the date of Eid. So date of celebration varies.
3. Christmas has simpler rituals, get well dressed and join in the festival but in Eid, you have to keep daytime fasting for one month and then also a few religious things to finish before you jump into the celebration. Those who doesn’t belong from Muslim community, feels tough to tune with the thing.
4. As above, center of attraction is how people are celebrating in Christmas but in case of Eid, its how all the rituals are followed.
5. All the 1st world countries are mostly Christian oriented and actually they rule the globe. So their festival becomes everyone’s festival.
6. Most of the celebrities are Christian. From Hollywood to page 3, almost 95% people are Christian and thus the effect of them forces people to follow their celebrations and get motivated. That’s a main reason of being Christmas more festive than Eid.
7. President of States is a Christian whereas how many of us care for the president of Egypt, Iraq, Iran?
8. Young generation is really alcoholic. It is may be injurious to health but still people love it. Christianity promotes wine and alcoholism whereas Islam community strictly avoid it, thus loss in general people interested to join.
9. Where the Christmas is full of style, showcases, there Eid means traditional dress and sometime too conservative too.
10. Very much advertised through social media and a huge marketing capital is invested during Christmas but no such huge investment flee in Eid.
11. In India, we got another reason. We have a tendency to follow people. When Mughal reigned here, people were more Islam prone than of now and as British left our country only a few decades ago, so still we have a tendency to follow their ways.
12. Frequent terrorism and the properly focused headliner by all the countries against that have brought a feel in people that all the terrorists are Muslim only. This anti muslim mentality also forces people to become prone to Christian festival more than that of Islam.
13. Both the celebration bring a superb delicious kind of foods. Christmas is known for food and the Muslim people are world famous for their spicy cuisine.
14. Last point. Advertising and putting a Mascot for the celebration. On any given day, the red dressed white bearded Santa Clause will get more marks than any competitor and there he gets the good luck of his life, Muslim people didn’t put any brand ambassador in this regard. Without any competitor, Santa Just rocks.
PS: I don’t have any intention to de-glorify or disrespect any of the religions or any of the followers. I just wrote what we thought. If anything found irrelevant, wrong or misguiding, please have patience to bring that in to my notice. I do promise, I will rectify that. Feel free to reply me back.