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You can shout from roof top until your voice becomes hoarse calling India a failed state. But nothing is going to happen. Modi government has handled every crisis be it Chinese attempts to torpedo India through Doklam crisis after letting loose the corona virus or the pandemic itself with a population of 1.4 billion. Yamini aiyer should be ashamed to write this kind of an article depicting total falsehood. Was she blind to the fact that our union government ran oxygen expresses non stop, unprecedented in the history of this country. Less said about New York times and its ilk. They shamelessly accept that they still have a large number of dead bodies waiting to be buried but theirs is not a failed state to Yamini aiyer.
Gandhiji lived a life on this planet with a philosophy far ahead of his time. May be someday in distant future centuries from now if all religions are still existing his philosophy may become the guiding principle of human existence. But when one religion claims’ Allah is the only god ‘ and non believers should be exterminated there is little scope for gandhiji’s ideals. Infact during his own lifetime when questioned whether his philosophy of non-violence would have worked if it were someone else other than British were ruling India he was honest to confess that he would not have succeeded. Ultimately there is only one question. Do I have to surrender my belief, my faith, my god and my very life just because some fanatic demands that I be nullified ?
Casteism is deeply rooted in the South Indian society since eons. Breaking that cycle is not going to be easy. It was and still is an accepted way of life in the sub-continent since the Vedic period.
Many inspiring men and women have been oppressed for having stood against this form of discrimination, some unknown to the larger ignorant metropolitan population, but we are still discussing the issue in 2021..Which only goes to say that Casteism is very much an existing way of life.
A change in mindset is needed not just with the system but in us as individuals. It starts with Family and upbringing our future generations with the right values of treating others as equals and not as less derserving or lower than oneself in any other form based on profession, religion, gender or wealth.
The change should begin within us….
The movie “Karnan” albeit bringing the realities of Casteism in the village to the viewers forefront, does not really do justice to how the problem it is being dealt with by the villagers. Killing and bloodshed is not “the solution”. The scenes in this movie would incite violence into the minds of the oppressed, or those who relate themselves to the situation and that is where the responsibilities of a creator (in this case the Director) should be questioned.
In a democracy PM is above politics and religious sentimets and ruler of all. Hence it is not advisable for him to go for canvassing in state elections . It may raise rivalry with the states and it is not healthy for the democracy.
Government is run by politicians and beauracrats, who lack the technical expertise needed to do most things. Experts have to be involved.....in most things
So ecologically sensitive that the population density is 2000. What a joke
Sad but true,it is the refusal to think rationally that has sealed the fate of this subcontinent. True freedom comes by striving for the truth and not by looking to the past and its warriors on white horses or the pundits mouthing mantras which make no sense! A good piece worth wide readership.