Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dr. Abdul Kalam

What Dr. Abdul Kalam says about Media:

I reproduce an article said to have been written by Dr.Abdul kalam and received by me through Email.

Why is the media here so negative?

Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements?

We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them.
Why do we ignore them?

We are the first in milk production.
We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.
We are the second largest producer of wheat.
We are the second largest producer of rice.
Look at Dr. Sudarshan; he has transferred the tribal village into a self-sustaining, self-driving unit. There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters.

I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert into an orchid and a granary. It was this inspiring picture that everyone woke up to. The gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were inside in the newspaper, buried among other news.




In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime. Why are we so NEGATIVE? Another question: Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? We want foreign T.Vs, we want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology.
Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance? I was in Hyderabad giving this lecture, when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is.
She replied: I want to live in a developed India. For her, you and I will have to build this developed India. You must proclaim. India is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly developed nation.

Do you have 10 minutes? Allow me to come back with a vengeance.
Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read; otherwise, choice is yours.

YOU say that our government is inefficient.
YOU say that our laws are too old.
YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.
YOU say that the phones don't work, the railways are a joke. The airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach their destination.
YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits.
YOU say, say and say. What do YOU do about it?
Take a person on his way to Singapore. Give him a name - 'YOURS'. Give him a face - 'YOURS'. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your International best. In Singapore you don't throw cigarette butts on the roads or eat in the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground links as they are.. You pay $5 (approx. Rs. 60) to drive through Orchard Road (equivalent of Mahim Causeway or Pedder Road) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU come back to the parking lot to punch your parking ticket if you have over stayed in a restaurant or a shopping mall irrespective of your status identity… In Singapore you don't say anything, DO YOU?
YOU wouldn't dare to eat in public during Ramadan, in Dubai. YOU would not dare to go out without your head covered in Jeddah.

YOU would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchange in London at 10 pounds (Rs.650) a month to, 'see to it that my STD and ISD calls are billed to someone else.’
YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 km/h) in Washington and then tell the traffic cop, 'Jaanta hai main kaun hoon (Do you know who I am?). I am so and so's son. Take your two bucks and get lost.'
YOU wouldn't chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other than the garbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New Zealand.

Why don't YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo ?
Why don't YOU use examination jockeys or buy fake certificates in Boston???
We are still talking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries but cannot in your own. You who will throw papers and cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Indian ground. If you can be an involved and appreciative citizen in an alien country, why cannot you be the same here in India?

In America every dog owner has to clean up after his pet has done the job. Same in Japan.

Will the Indian citizen do that here?'
He's right. We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility.

We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative.
We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick a up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin.
We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of bathrooms.

We want Indian Airlines and Air India to provide the best of food and toiletries but we are not going to stop pilfering at the least opportunity.

This applies even to the staffs who are known not to pass on the service to the public.
When it comes to burning social issues like those related to women, dowry, girl child! and others, we make loud drawing room protestations and continue to do the reverse at home. Our excuse?

'It's the whole system which has to change, how will it matter if I alone forego my sons' rights to a dowry.' So who's going to change the system?

What does a system consist of?
Very conveniently for us it consists of our neighbors, other households, other cities, other communities and the government. But definitely not me and YOU. When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a Mr.Clean to come along & work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand or we leave the country and run away.

Like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to America to bask in their glory and praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to England. When England experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out to the Gulf. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by the Indian government. Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to money.
Dear Indians, The article is highly thought inductive, calls for a great deal of introspection and pricks one's conscience too…. I am echoing J. F. Kennedy's words to his fellow Americans to relate to Indians…..
'ASK WHAT WE CAN DO FOR INDIA AND DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE TO MAKE INDIA WHAT AMERICA AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE TODAY'

Let us do what India needs from us.
Thank you,
Dr.. Abdul Kalam



Read the views expressed by Dr. Abdul Kalam

Is Female dominated by male in Indian society?

The society is dominated by money power and muscle power and not by male, might is right. Everyone worship who is powerful, gender is irrelevant. In the state of Tamilnadu Jayalalitha is worshipped like goddess. Mayawati is treated as Devi in UP. Indira was treated as India. Even Sonia is followed like Devi. Many Congress leaders are ready to touch her feet to get some good post, respectable birth in cabinet, get a ticket for election etc. Every male member loves his sister, wife, and mother more than his brother, father or anyone else. In many offices lady worker has played effective role. Bank like ICICI is headed by lady Kochar. Indian bank was headed by lady chairman who changed the fate of Indian bank. I therefore do not agree with the saying that lady in India is dominated by male member. There are several males who do not work, who are addict of bad habits, and who are totally incompetent try to dominate forcefully on female .they are few. It will not be an exaggeration if one say that in practice and in real life of a good family, male are dominated by female, not due to any pressure but due to mutual love and respect.

Why Indian depends on USA for all matters related to Pakistan? Can Indian alone not tackle Pakistan?.

This is the great weakness of Indian diplomacy. In the past India used to blindly support USSR and now blindly follow USA. Inspite of all India's image is good in International arena. Even USA considers India as a probable threat in future. USA uses Pakistan as a tool to weaken India to maintain dominance of USA. However India has built the capacity to teach Pakistan lesson and damage it if needed. But in war, loss occurs to both parties. Even Pakistan has developed substantial energy to spoil many parts of India. As such war is enemy of human being, causes loss to warring countries, more or less it may be, loss is loss. All efforts are therefore by peace loving country India to resolve the issue with dialogue or with pressure from super powers of the world as we all peace loving people in India use to do to resolve family or social disputes through dialogue and through intervention of some effective person of the area. . Indian people always condemn terrorism and naxalism. All religions advise for love and mutual respect.

Why people do not revolt against corruption?


This refers to the opinion expressed by Mr. Swaraj Paul NRI whether foreign investment in India will go down if India do not respect and accept nuclear deal. It is absolutely true and bitter fact that as long as India's large portion of population is suffering from acute poverty and poor education one cannot imagine success of democracy. People need basic needs of their survival first. They need adequate food, place to live in, pure water, electricity, healthy environment to survive and not nuclear deal. Majority of roads are broken in small towns, cities and in villages there is practically no road at all. In most of the government departments there is culture of bribery from top to bottom and there is practically no say for poor. None listens to the demands of the poor. Police officers and even simple constables try to harass and exploit poor. In schools in villages there is no education at all. Government may release fund for free meals for children reading in schools (on papers) to attract poor children in schools but there is no improvement in the quality of education there at all. Villagers are without education even now. There is practically no medical facility in villages. Doctors do not like to sit in government hospital due to poor administration and paucity of proper medicines, infrastructures and support from other related agencies.
It is therefore undoubtedly and unbeatable fact that majority of our population are not enjoying fruits of democracy or freedom. As a consequence they are motivated by anti-social elements to take the route of crime. They are unable to test the benefits of economic liberalization and reformation.
They are hardly bothered of Nuclear Deal. They are least concerned whether they get quota or not. They are unaware whether foreign reserves or industrial output is growing or not. They do not understand the meaning of inflation. They understand Roti, Kapra , Makan , Bijli-Pani-Safai and Pucca road which are basic needs for leading a happy life.
They do not enjoy ATM, Mobile or Internet. They enjoy simple natural scenes. As such deal or no deal in nuclear matter, foreign investment rises or falls, Babri Masjid falls or Ayodhya temple built in Ayodhya are not at all concerns of the mass population.
And if Indian has to prosper it is they whose care has to be taken on priority .Retail Mart culture or Big Malls are ornaments for rich people but for villages they are curse because they are being isolated from mainstream. Gap between rich and poor is widening. Rich people are growing richer and poor people growing poorer day by day.
Social harmony and peace are in danger and need proper and immediate diagnosis to stop the situation taking the worst turn. Otherwise Mr. Swaraj Paul has rightly told that it is a time bomb which can explode anytime. Political parties even have not understood the implication and complications of the nuclear deal, how will the general mass will understand and after all it is not their immediate concern.
Dirty politics perpetuated by politicians for their vested interest has become a matter of concern for all and it will not be astonishing when they become the real target of militants and terrorists.

There is no revolt against corrupt system because most of the people are corrupt. All are sitting in glass house. Who can dare throwing stone on others? Number of person not accepting or giving illegal money, gifts and favour of any kind are very limited and hence not powerful and not that much effective which can produce a wave of revolt against rampant corruption in the system. India needs person like Gandhi who shook the castle of British rule and gave India freedom. Jai Prakash Narayan tried to punish the corrupt public representative but failed to stop greedy followers who punctured his movement to serve their vested self interest. India needs person like Netaji Subhash Bose or Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel. We have Manmohan and microscopically few other simple people full of honesty who follows Lady Sonia to safeguard his post or who prefer remaining a silent spectator of rape of democracy and prevalent corruption in Indian system. As such people have more or less accepted corrupt practices as normal practices. .




What should an employee do when he or she is harassed by his boss or CEO?

Days are gone when labour laws were respected by government. Now-a-days even labour offices, government departments, banks, insurance companies and all private companies are indulged in labour exploitation of labour. There is none to raise voice against it in the name of reformation. In near future we will reincarnation of socialism in some other name. Capitalism cannot last long. Gap between rich and poor is widening and as a result crime graph is going up and up, riches are indulged in profit making and hence price are going up and up. Ministers and officers, babus and even peons are indulged in earning illegal money. There is none to raise a voice against boss or CEO of any company who are forcing employees to work more than twelve hours a day and who have almost made the family life of employees miserable. Even if some voices are raised here and there, such people are isolated and shunted in critical and remote areas or removed from service. As such most of good workers have to lead a life in rejection, dejection, depression, frustration etc.


Nuclear Deal and Poor

This refers to the opinion expressed by Mr. Swaraj Paul NRI whether foreign investment in India will go down if India do not respect and accept nuclear deal. It is absolutely true and bitter fact that as long as India's large portion of population is suffering from acute poverty and poor education one cannot imagine success of democracy. People need basic needs of their survival first. They need adequate food, place to live in, pure water, electricity, healthy environment to survive and not nuclear deal. Majority of roads are broken in small towns, cities and in villages there is practically no road at all. In most of the government departments there is culture of bribery from top to bottom and there is practically no say for poor. None listens to the demands of the poor. Police officers and even simple constables try to harass and exploit poor. In schools in villages there is no education at all. Government may release fund for free meals for children reading in schools (on papers) to attract poor children in schools but there is no improvement in the quality of education there at all. Villagers are without education even now. There is practically no medical facility in villages. Doctors do not like to sit in government hospital due to poor administration and paucity of proper medicines, infrastructures and support from other related agencies.
It is therefore undoubtedly and unbeatable fact that majority of our population are not enjoying fruits of democracy or freedom. As a consequence they are motivated by anti-social elements to take the route of crime. They are unable to test the benefits of economic liberalization and reformation.
They are hardly bothered of Nuclear Deal. They are least concerned whether they get quota or not. They are unaware whether foreign reserves or industrial output is growing or not. They do not understand the meaning of inflation. They understand Roti, Kapra , Makan , Bijli-Pani-Safai and Pucca road which are basic needs for leading a happy life.
They do not enjoy ATM, Mobile or Internet. They enjoy simple natural scenes. As such deal or no deal in nuclear matter, foreign investment rises or falls, Babri Masjid falls or Ayodhya temple built in Ayodhya are not at all concerns of the mass population.
And if Indian has to prosper it is they whose care has to be taken on priority .Retail Mart culture or Big Malls are ornaments for rich people but for villages they are curse because they are being isolated from mainstream. Gap between rich and poor is widening. Rich people are growing richer and poor people growing poorer day by day.
Social harmony and peace are in danger and need proper and immediate diagnosis to stop the situation taking the worst turn. Otherwise Mr. Swaraj Paul has rightly told that it is a time bomb which can explode anytime. Political parties even have not understood the implication and complications of the nuclear deal, how will the general mass understand and after all it is not their immediate concern.
Dirty politics perpetuated by politicians for their vested interest has become a matter of concern for all and it will not be astonishing when they become the real target of militants and terrorists.

4 comments:

  1. You are one of the very few persons who never shy away from calling 'a spade a spade'. You see, most of the bank employees, 'like' and make comments on facebook regarding myriad topics.But when turn comes to rise against irregularities in his own bank or institution, he simply keep silent. You are an exception, keep it up.

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  2. To Himadri....

    It is because he is forced to do so.
    Atleast he has freedom of speech and express's it to the fullest.

    Hats off D. Jain Sir.

    Keep it up.

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