Post and Dots
Reflection, Imitation, Experience
From my childhood, whenever I read history, I realized one thing about nations across the world that every country needs time to grow and glow after their independence. Look at USA, they have got almost 240 years to reach the stage where they are today. I am not saying this, all my history books said all these things to my childhood. And, it also said that India is just a younger child of the independent country corridor.
The question is, should we speak the same thing again? Today when India is celebrating its 70th Independence Day, it seems a bit logical to take this few steps ahead towards sustainable growth of India. This should be the hot-cake of today’s India to discuss over a cup of coffee/Tea/Beer. Mr. PM, my request to implement few things.
I would like to hear back from you. Please comment your thoughts here..
Finally I got something to think about fulfilling one more wish of my life.
Its my wish to attend a live performance of my favorite Music Brand. #Coldplay my true love from my college days. There was a time, I was fucked by my attitude and irrelevancy to a certain industry. Sucked by education and fucked by addictions, when I was desperately searching an escape path from all this mesh. I got something that actually promised me, take this and “I will Fix You!”
It worked like chants. Cause it had a hope. “Lights will Guide You Home” and certainly a promise, ” I will try to fix you”
The band dared!
Thank You Coldplay!
Folks! that was a private note and if you are not missing something, here is the latest video of Coldplay’s latest :”Hymn for the weekend”
This is a Culture Perfect Picture of India!
Beyoncé and my weekend wishes all over it.
Still so addictive. Still so strong, the connection I have found with my favorite band 8 Years ago.
So many hundred years ago, in mid-Atlantic, sailors went slowed due to no current in air or water. I don’t know how an Indian boatman reached there and crossed the retarded ocean heading to the west… Here we go, launching the new hero.
Manjhi, The Mountain Man
PO + Village: Gehlaur,
State: Bihar, India
History says, India can wait for anything! From Justice, 4G to public toilet Indians are habituated to wait! But for something good. Good news is, we got an extra-ordinary movie that actually connects hearts! Take a walk by the beaten path and watch the sunset over those corn-field, rest by an old honey tree, walk back, reach your home and watch ‘Manjhi, The Mountain Man’ on YouTube or torrent!
I shouldn’t suggest like this, but I am a daily user of these websites to fulfil my movie-watching desire. Specially when, even producer is not to earn few crores! Rather this movie is a genuine example of huge opportunity for NFDC to launch their movie making projects to more International audience.
I am not talking about global acceptability of such a biopic like ‘Manjhi, The Mountainman‘, rather I am justifying its global consideration. British Government was not good enough to leave enough for independent India, apart from Indian Rail and Pakistan. After 40 years, the nation was able to figured it out, how to continue the development. So many areas of the country never felt the government before and here is the hero, the last man standing in a queue of 1.28 Billion people. The last Indian, if we arrange all of them as per everyone’s savings, expenses, property, education, medical and other facilities. The story in best four lines is like this:
A touch of Love story is definitely an Indian style, but this one is different. The concept of love works like an natural aroma for this movie, based on a place named Wazirganj where people are bound to reallocate during Tropical-summer, people have to cross a mountain to avail nearest public transport. The script compared the one-man-made-road with TajMahal. Actually when I look into this matter, I see two gifts for two different dead women. One is build by India’s most wealthy person across the history (Sahajahan, Owner of Kohinur) and another-one is the uneducated person from India’s most backward society called Musahar from Bihar-UP’s remote border area. Where women got abducted and raped abruptly, People strived from hunger normally, Killed brutally and challenge the God helplessly, like this Man of the Movie- Dashrath did.
You can relate the life with some one, who chased a herd of wild elephants with a bamboo stick in Masai Mara to save his village or the eternal character Andy Dufresne braked the jail against all the issues or how Hercules fought against Nemean Lion. Completely alone except their will-power.
This is where, Dasarath Manjhi got the international match. A man from India’s most backward society can do this much, because he promised in the name of his dead wife. When, a society makes a man’s life completely miserable and God is only one left, whom he can challenge! He challenged a Mountain-Task! All the characters in the movie are perfectly fitted. Naxal revolution, Garibi Hathao campaigns added few historical references to the biopic.
We got few initial responses about this movie on Daily Mail, UK website:
One Day, when Indian History will be mile-stoned by some excellent movies, Manjhi will definitely named as a trendsetter. International Media need to talk about the boatman. This is a bait for Oscar Nominations from Indian film fraternity.
“One thing you must notice Pinaki, Bihari people always have a logic, whatever they speak.”
After a safe landing at Patna Airport, we preferred to take a train to reach Begusarai to attend my roommate’s wedding. My first ever trip to Bihar and it was the horny April and the sun was biting every possible exposed body-parts of mine. Due to wedding season, there is no car available for rent and surprisingly in Patna, a State Capital City doesn’t have a proper car-rental services. No Ola Cabs, no Taxi for Sure or not even a Prasad or Babua Taxi services! The city seems like, under-construction or by modern terms you can call it Developing City. The last one kilometre towards Rail-station had a broader road properly divided to make it a two-ways and one side was completely clear, while our rickshaw puller was struggling to move an inch!
Our three other friends were also travelling from Delhi. Kallol, Krishna and Ritesh. We all five in total. Karishna and Ritesh are from Bokaro city, Anshuman from Ranchi and left two, Kallol and me from West Bengal. I am just mentioning the state’s name, because I am not sure, when I will publish the blog, the names of our town can change. Whatever, Kallol, Krishna and Ritesh were supposed to catch us or we were supposed to catch them in Patna! Thanks to Indian Railway, that was pretty impossible, so Anshuman and I decided to reach the destination as soon as possible, as we can take rest for at-least two hours at the hotel.
We left Patna for the first time. Co-passengers are talkative and curious. We managed to have a red-hot semi-upper wooden seats. The typical Bihari tone is awesome! You can never realize if they are rebuking you or requesting you. “Babuji, tanik payr hathailio.” (Sir, please remove your legs)
Initially I thought, he was threatening me, “If you don’t remove your legs, I will cut it into pieces”.
We got a co-passenger who was also travelling to Begusarai, carrying a note book. His hair was completely white, tough his physique was so young! I tried to find the reason of this discrepancy in his half-open notebook. It was a class twelve standard maths problem solved by two different approach. It was initially a shock and then I realized, I am in Bihar. Where people stop struggling to get into IIT for a graduation till they die. A Bihari dictionary starts with the word, IIT, the second word is obviously Government Job then comes Dowry, Bill Gates, Contractors, Litti-Chokha, Sattu, Burbak, Sex, Hot Girls and so on. The half-aged JEE Aspirant is still struggling to prove Left hand side equals to write hand side of a class twelve standard problem.
It was 22nd April and the harvesting period was over. The world on two sides of the railway track was deadly dry and naked. The sun was working extra-time and the train was trying our patience. My expectation about Begusarai was decreasing at a faster speed than the train had.
The hotel was previously booked. We reached and ordered beer. The body was badly heated, chilled beer was working like a medicine. It was tough for the second group, who joined us two hours later, to wake us up. An Indian marriage normally made in heaven and in Bihar, marriage is made by family-persons and seniors. The senior of a Bihari family is a tougher subject than Sanskrit. For an event like marriage, they will claim all the credits without contributing to anything. For themselves, their presence is the most valuable. As expected, the total marriage ceremony was a mirage and complete disaster. Miss-Management, lack of basic planning, we started feeling like, “Is this something we travelled that much for?”
One more ill-logical thing about the marriage ceremony was, the groom and his father had least value in the crowed. The car drivers seemed to be the head of the event, the Band-Bazza team was the most important persons like, when everybody was trying to concentrate to food, we were requesting them, “Sir, please go for a happy-tuned music”. Ugly sadist music, less number of tracks. Luckily we were drunk enough to ignore all these. We left the venue early. Hotel was the only comfort-zone but to reach there, we were supposed to travel another seventy kilometre! Bhang and Weed trees everywhere was a cool reminder for us that we are actually in Bihar. Where police means sponsored parties, Government means Lalu Prasad Yadav and everything else is virtual.
Next morning, it was time to comeback. All the drivers of reserved cars for the marriage were drunk enough not to wake up at 10 AM. Not a single train available that can help us to reach Patna by 6 PM! So we went for a bus. At the ticket counter, we were double assured that we will reach Patna by 4 PM! We were on a national highway and there was not enough space for two heavy vehicles. Patna contractors ate all the budgets! The route took us across poorest villages, damaged roads and un-expected bus-stops. A bus that travels a 200 Kilometre route every day was providing door-to-door services for the passengers. We were definitely getting late. The driver informed, it will be at least 6 PM to reach Patna. We had a reservation on 6.15 PM at Patna! Before coming here, we heard a lot about Gandhi Setu, which is another disaster for the entire state. Normally any construction is made to enrich the human life. Gandhi Bridge is the most harmful name after Lalu Prasad Yadav for Bihar. After construction, it got damaged so many times and the major construction works are still on. A ten kilometre long bridge, un-expectedly narrow. It took minimum one hour for any vehicle to cross the bridge and maximum is – you people are smart enough to imagine. It’s like asking Michael Schumacher to sit on an Old BSA cycle and ask him, Go, win the F1 race. Ask a thirsty person to pull the water from a half-filled glass of water via a ten meter long straw. A bridge, connecting half of the state to the capital city is this tiny!
I would like to interview the engineers who planned the bridge.
“Mr. Engineer, What was the difference between the budgeted cost and actual cost?”
“Mr. Engineer, How you matched right hand side with the left hand side?”
The bus, we were travelling, was three hours late and we were late by about an hour to reach the Railway station! Believe me, the train itself was 4 hours late to reach Patna station and 10 hours late to reach New Delhi!
How Govt. forgot those people? How they are lagging behind so much! Even thousand Bill Bhaiya needed for a massive change here.
I am sorry Anshuman! I can’t find any logic here..
This is not a rebuttal to http://missionsharingknowledge.com/we-need-arvind-kejriwal-for-the-nation-to-be-on-its-toes/
Just wanna make my views a bit stronger with http://missionsharingknowledge.com/kejri-wall-its-wrong-time-to-ring-the-bell/
The question is, how much important Arvind Kejriwal is in the context of ‘India Now’ and how much time we will spend talking about Aam Aadmi Party and clicking and sharing on Social Media Pages! Should we create the buzz again or should we consider “Let it be, I am not interested in aam politics anymore”. Let us talk only the leadership issues.
Taking an example: When Mamata Banerjee won few seats in West Bengal, in the first phase of TMC days. She tried to work on few areas on political and social development. She failed, because only three seats her party had. So, she continued with her ‘Bandh’ formula and continued blaming the leading party for creating obstacles. When she took the power she used the 24×7 media coverage to promote all her daily initiatives and the outcome… West Bengal is still struggling for investments. CPM’s corrupted people changed their color and started promoting new party by dominating the same common people.
The story of Aam Aadmi Party if quite different, the initiative was in Delhi, the capital. The city alone covers more than 60% of media coverage in India.
Kejriwal too became the attention seeker by many means. The party got the power and started complaining that, the system is not co-operating with them. Delhi Police ignored a leader in-front of the media; parliament is not giving value for their proposed solution Lokpal Bill and many more. He complained, he requested, he went for Dharna! I mean it’s hilarious! Imagine Sheila Dixit on hunger strike, coz a policeman ignored one of her leader in public!
The people were different, the location and time was different but the tone was same.
Is that you call, a leader?
Or you call it a ‘Gandhi Factor’! For every problem, there is one solution, “Hunger Strike”! Like Arvind Kejriwal has his Dharna! Do you appreciate such leadership?
A good man is not always a good leader. Mother Teresa could be the PM of India. She could do her best effort for the poor people! I agree that country should consider corruption-control policies as major issue, but as a common man, tell me who have more contribution on anti-corruption issues? Is it Anna or Kejriwal? As a social activist, Anna can stay with anti-corruption issues as long as people really understand the need of corruption free country. It is too much justifiable when a party leader stays with the visions of his party. What if a CM stays with the same? A CM has many more problems to solve; a leader has many more things to introduce in the system. Corruption is one of the ancient social issues that can only solved by a joint approach of awareness creation and strict policies. A CM means a power. If a CM start complaining on other powers that create a negative impact on the society.
Kejriwal was becoming a media food. You have him with morning breakfast, lunch and dinner. He is always available on news. He can be in Janta Darbar or in Dharna! Development is not something you need to ‘expose’. It is a process with a clear outcome visibility. For any government, I suggest, it is more important to make people feel, their life is developing.
A minister who will meet the people and get suggestions make the process slower. I think, before his appointment he forgot to do his homework. He could gather suggestions from online platform.
Mahila Suraksha Dal: After the 14th February 2014, the proposal became unrealistic.
No on FDI: I don’t want to make a debate on the topic. Ban on FDI-Retail in a capital is base-less.
Loksabha Election Result: People don’t like Congress and some people don’t like BJP. Who is left? The story behind vote share of Aam Aadmi Party is that simple.
IIT Factor: IIT had common print media coverage on Kejriwal. Kejriwal went to jail; IIT stopped tagging their beloved student.
Expectation on high and Fuss: Wanna see? Here are six day reaction story on Kejriwal.
“ Day 1: I love Kejriwal.
Day 2: I hate Kejriwal, he’s a Congress agent
Day 3: I love Keriwal, he gave free water!
Day 4 : I hate Kejriwal, he took Govt cars,
Day 5 : I love Kejriwal, he came out with a anti-corruption number.
Day 6: Who Kejriwal? Politics? No, there’s an India-New Zealand match on right now!”
A poor party demonstration especially when the party has such a strong foundation!
Same on the foundation issues:
Day1, 2, 3…100: Corruption should be sentenced to death.
And a last question to Kejriwal, as a common man: Dear sir, you wanted to be in the system, people supported you. You are unable to manage the power of Delhi CM, You are not able to manage your party and you are dreaming to be the PM of India?
Someone said it right, ‘Dream Big’.
Now you tell me, can the common man make his image better anymore?
16th May 2014. So many good things in India and positive vibes across India. Lets taste some positiveness on the very special day. People are excited and expecting a exponentially positive booster to Indian Economy. Today I noticed all the office boys, data-entry people, managers, executives are happy about the result. Even my mom, who never talked about politics, called me up to express her excitement about the new Govt! The Chayewala near my office building with a smiley face, “Aur Sir, Modi Ji Jeet Gaye Hain”.
Facebook, Twitter are only flashing one name, “Modi”
One of my friend posted, “Har Har Modi.. Ghar Ghar Modi.” another one I liked, “I took an Off to Support My Modi. Go Modi , GO India”
And, What about me? I am very happy. I am feeling like I can see the road to success and I can feel the speed, Modi is going to lead us to reach there. My last request to Modi Ji,
Dear MODI Ji
In your quest and eagerness to replicate Gujarat model….
Please do not make India a dry nation.
I cannot drive to neighboring countries