Thursday, April 26, 2012
Today i heard about the standard and poor downgrading their outlook of indian economy, this has followed the much debated statement of kaushik basu( economic advisor of prime minister) that major economic decisions will be help uptill the next general election due to insufficient support in loksabha and antagonistic attitude of supporting parties, The indesiciveness of present government has been thoroughly discussed in media for a week and nothing major has come out of it, the bottom line is the fear of taking decisions because of hyperactive CAG and anti corruption setiment which is prevailing across the country, the logic as i construe it is we cant do anything without probability of loss to govt exchequer and when questions will be raised we dont want to be a party to it because the system has become so ill that it wouldnt be possible to heal it at such a short notice, this is perhaps a surrender or a tactical manipulation of the govt to rein in corporate towards their side which was evidently giving a mute support to anti corruption movement through various media agencies. All these chronological debacles make us seriously ponder about what is happening to our economy which is pulling it down in a chasm. moving on the lines of european economy despite of being cushioned by healthy local demand and an economy which can still be called a mixed economy.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The madness which justice Katju repeatedly allude to media, centers around a sport, and his reasons certainly seem valid considering the long haul of miserable failures
portrayed in other sports though initially barring hockey which too has fell into the same chasm in recent years(recently there have been intermittent successes which fall far below even a level of superficial smugness). And it is not media which is serving the cricket ruthlessly to its audience but it is monetising endeavour of this madness which made failed businessman like Modi to make its shorter version the brainchild of his money churning enterprise IPL. India
It is not that to passionately following a game is a bad thing, but to just make out of it an obscenely passive mode of entertainment and going out of way to pursue your liking for it whether it may be a 74 match tournament stretched across 2 months, now this is excess, the meagerness of a thing is one of the most important factor which adds to its taste and excess makes it tasteless and the same is happening here and no running around from the fact that we have reared cricket as a delicious dish since the 84 world cup win and if served judiciously it is definately an exotic dish and worth spending some money too.
It is said that cricket is a religion in India and some players are even put on the pedestal of godhood, though this anomaly has even occurred with some bollywood stars and many politicians. throughout my writings I have been an ardent opposer of this person worship leaving behind ideas, morals principals and ethics in the dust of anonymity, I think we always choose for the easier way don’t be like them don’t even try just make them deities and let them carry all what you are either ought to do or altest consider as your duty toward society and nation
question which arises alongside is that is bollywood cricket useless as they are just an entertainment industry without anything productive, to my surprise no economist or sociologist had ever taken the pain to find out what does oue economic growth or development owes to increase in productivity as they directly dont play any role there, entertainment may be an opium as marx said of masses which keep there attention deviated from the real big issues of inequality spread across the society, or perhaps entertainment is a soothing agent for mind fatigued by routine and menial repitition.
questions are many, which we often shrugg maybe because we dont want to see them perhaps this matrix is far subtle than the one depicted in the movie and reality is not that beautiful so that we will cuddle in instantly shredding all our inhibitions.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Mamta has shown that she is a fighter, but the wrong thing is that she starts fighting over everything Thanks to her statesman like patience. Ousting reds from bengal was not an easy task even after such a long rule and the way they were continuously defying the anti incumbency factor all these years and this is not an exaggeration as the Bengal is the only state which saw land reforms applied in its true sense unaffected by the political footsie of the respective governments with zamidars as in other part of the country, and west bengal was also the first one to come under clutches of british and see days of permanent settlement or the intial woeful days of zamindari which sweeped it of its capital.
Mamta's Narsicism needs a special mention here, her arrogance according to her supporters is justified as she has won overwhelmingly in recent assembly elections, and she has every right to treat herself and project herself as a cult and any satire on this cult would be treated as an act of blasphemy. she wants to send a chill down the spine of everyone who is her critic, but by this act she has turned her numerous admirers into her critics, if she continue such miscalculation, communists and congress can relax silently and wait for her fall.
The recent episode of srk detention which was a recurrence in a chain of similar events which took place in recent past, the accused was a person with a Muslim sir name, this has multiple dimensions assigned to it by the sheer perversity of the act which otherwise is quite a normal one if we consider airport operation and the extra consciousness which Americans took post 9/11 with Muslim moving too and fro from America,
If we look it as a security issue its quite OK, but if light is projected from politico strategic angle its a deep agony faced by Muslims across the world as they are stereotyped as intolerant to other religions, yes their religions taught them so, should the religion be re construed, perhaps it should have been but has America left a room for that,
They sired osama and breastfed Taliban during cold war era to contain soviet influence, they did the same nonsense again in Iraq, and finally have to kill their own creation, Iran is being repeatedly threatened, has America not been preoccupied in Iraq and Kabul Iran would perhaps have beeen redeemed by now. what all this has given them is an image of a international dictator who has indulged himself in so many nooks and corners of world that it has gone astray over what it wants oil, a whiff of military superiority across the globe, a space for new economic adventures, for me all this brings it to a sheer predicament which it is facing because of its wrong actions and when it wakes up to correct them it does another blunder, their is no one who can question and reproach such actions, this has led to a sense of repugnance in mind of every Muslim and had made them more adamant and resistive to any change in their religious outlook towards a more liberal and forward looking interpretation.
The second dimension the more trivial one is the hullabaloo which has been created on srk detention is sheer nonsense, stars are special because they live a dream life( acc to our perception) they sells dreams they live our unlived moments for us. we don't want that aura to be spoiled which we have presumed around them, but we should give some space to reality too and at the end of the day any such detention doesn't give space for any ruckus about the dignity of nation as it is far beyond us mortal individuals, there may be a symbolic impact of such actions but it should be negotiated diplomatically.