Sunday, 12 December 2010

Vishwa Hindu TV - 1st Anniversary

11th Dec 2010,  there was a meeting to celebrate the  the 1st Anniversary of Vishwa Hindu TV, @swamy39,  was at his usual best, other than Shri.Ashok Singal, Justice Arunachalam, Shri.Rajagopalan who represented the Hindu's in Allahabad H.C., Ex-Sanskrit College Principal, Vedhanthamji..

Here i am posting a audio of @swamy39's speech..

The link to Vishwa Hindu TV is

The best part was the function ended with full verses of Vande Mataram, which i liked the most.

Jai Hind...Vande Mataram

Friday, 17 September 2010

Line of Fire:A true story- Techies excuse me

Line of Fire:

A true story... A conversation between a passenger and Software Engineer in Shatabdi Train. Vivek Pradhan was not a happy man. Even the plush comfort of the Air-conditioned compartment of the Shatabdi express could not cool his frayed nerves. He was the Project Manager and was still not entitled to Air travel. It was not the prestige he sought, he had tried to reason with the admin person, it was the savings in time. As PM, he had so many things to do!!

He opened his case and took out the laptop, determined to put the time to some good use.

'Are you from the software industry sir,' the man beside him was staring appreciatively at the laptop.

Vivek glanced briefly and mumbled in affirmation, handling the laptop now with exaggerated care and importance as if it were an expensive car. '

You people have brought so much advancement to the country, Sir. Today everything is getting computerized. ' 'Thanks,' smiled Vivek, turning around to give the man a look. He always found it difficult to resist appreciation.

The man was young and stockily built like a sportsman. He looked simple and strangely out of place in that little lap of luxury like a small town boy in a prep school. He probably was a railway sportsman making the most of his free traveling pass. '

You people always amaze me,' the man continued, 'You sit in an office and write something on a computer and it does so many big things outside.' Vivek smiled deprecatingly. Naiveness demanded reasoning not anger. 'It is not as simple as that my friend. It is not just a question of writing a few lines. There is a lot of process that goes behind it.' For a moment, he was tempted to explain the entire Software Development Lifecycle but restrained himself to a single statement. 'It is complex, very complex.' 'It has to be. No wonder you people are so highly paid,' came the reply. This was not turning out as Vivek had thought. A hint of belligerence crept into his so far affable, persuasive tone. 'Everyone just sees the money. No one sees the amount of hard work we have to put in. Indians have such a narrow concept of hard work. Just because we sit in an air-conditioned office, does not mean our brows do not sweat. You exercise the muscle; we exercise the mind and believe me that is no less taxing.'

He could see, he had the man where he wanted, and it was time to drive home the point. 'Let me give you an example. Take this train. The entire railway reservation system is computerized. You can book a train ticket between any two stations from any of the hundreds of computerized booking centers across the country. Thousands of transactions accessing a single database, at a time concurrently; data integrity, locking, data security. Do you Understand the complexity in designing and coding such a system?' The man was awestruck; quite like a child at a planetarium. This was something big and beyond his imagination.

 'You design and code such things.' 'I used to,' Vivek paused for effect, 'but now I am the Project Manager.' 'Oh!' sighed the man, as if the storm had passed over, 'so your life is easy now.' This was like the last straw for Vivek. He retorted, 'Oh come on, does life ever get easy as you go up the ladder.

Responsibility only brings more work. Design and coding! That is the easier part. Now I do not do it, but I am responsible for it and believe me, that is far more stressful. My job is to get the work done in time and with the highest quality'. He continued, 'To tell you about the pressures, there is the customer at one end, always changing his requirements, the user at the other wanting something else, and your boss, always expecting you to have finished it yesterday.' Vivek paused in his diatribe, his belligerence fading with self-realization. What he had said, was not merely the outburst of a wronged man, it was the truth. And one need not get angry while defending the truth.

My friend,' he concluded triumphantly, 'you don't know what it is to be in the Line of Fire'.

The man sat back in his chair, his eyes closed as if in realization. When he spoke after sometime, it was with a calm certainty that Surprised Vivek. 'I know sir,..... I know what it is to be in the Line of Fire......' He was staring blankly, as if no passenger, no train existed, just a vast expanse of time. 'There were 30 of us when we were ordered to capture Point 4875 in the cover of the night. The enemy was firing from the top. There was no knowing where the next bullet was going to come from and for whom. In the morning when we finally hoisted the tri-colour at the top only 4 of us were alive.'

'You are a...?'

'I am Subedar Sushant from the 13 J&K Rifles on duty at Peak 4875 in Kargil. They tell me I have completed my term and can opt for a soft assignment. But, tell me sir, can one give up duty just because it makes life easier. On the dawn of that capture, one of my colleagues lay injured in the snow, open to enemy fire while we were hiding behind a bunker.

It was my job to go and fetch that soldier to safety. But my captain sahib refused me permission and went ahead himself. He said that the first pledge he had taken as a Gentleman Cadet was to put the safety and welfare of the nation foremost followed by the safety and welfare of the men he commanded; his own personal safety came last, always and every time.' 'He was killed as he shielded and brought that injured soldier into the bunker.

Every morning thereafter, as we stood guard, I could see him taking all those bullets, which were actually meant for me. I know sir....I know, what it is to be in the Line of Fire.' Vivek looked at him in disbelief not sure of how to respond. Abruptly, he switched off the laptop. It seemed trivial, even insulting to edit a Word document in the presence of a man for whom valour and duty was a daily part of life; valour and sense of duty which he had so far attributed only to epical heroes. The train slowed down as it pulled into the station, and Subedar Sushant picked up his bags to alight. 'It was nice meeting you sir.' Vivek fumbled with the handshake. This hand... had climbed mountains, pressed the trigger, and hoisted the tri-colour.

Suddenly, as if by impulse, he stood up at attention and his right hand went up in an impromptu salute.... It was the least he felt he could do for the country.

PS : The incident he narrated during the capture of Peak 4875 is a true-life incident during the Kargil war. Capt. Batra sacrificed his life while trying to save one of the men he commanded, as victory was within sight. For this and various other acts of bravery, he was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, the nation's highest military award. Live humbly, there are great people around us, let us learn!


This came by mail and i reproduce it , Salute Capt. Batra for his duty.. Jai Hind Vande Mataram.. Now how many people want AFSPA revoked and want to live comfortable, as L.B.Shastri said ' Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' - Now no one seems to be bothered about both Jawan & Kisan..Wake Up Bharath or you would loose both...

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Hindu by Law, Christian by faith- His own words

In this post thought I wanted to share the mail transcripts with Shri. Umashankar, IAS the officer whose reinstatement to service has brought joy to all Corruption crusaders also to the evangelist who view that this is Jesus Christ's victory...
I requested for Shri.Umashankar's permission to reproduce the mail transcripts and has agreed to the same...

From: Umashankar IAS., [] 
Sent: 05 September 2010 00:14
To: S.Ranganaathan
Subject: Re: Your stand

Dear Mr.Ranganaathan,
I have the liberty to change my faith anytime. 
If you ask any Tiruvarur man, he / she will say that the large temple tank was cleaned by me in the history of the town. 
But right now I believe in Jesus who has rescued me when I was going down after the ELCOT transfer. I feel that I am alive today because of Him. 
Today Jesus shares the secrets of future with me. I have no worries in the face of serious problems because of Him. 
So why make a fuss. 
And I have a right to remain in the IAS because there is no bar on such change of faith. 
Apologies if I have hurt your sentiments. 
C.Umashankar IAS., (TamilNadu Cadre)
e-governance Specialist
Chennai, Tamilnadu
Mankind deserves open standards and open source software. Only the chosen ones get its taste. Others just hear the taste.
Ph: 91-44-42020423

On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 9:57 PM, S.Ranganaathan <> wrote:
Dear Mr.Umashankar,
At the outset I would like to congratulate you on the fight against corruption raj, which you have as I follow the news and otherwise,have a clean slate.
There is something disturbing in the last two days, Firstly on Wednesday when your suspension was revoked, I was happy at the news as an straight forward officer has been reinstated. But your press statements for the last two days have been disturbing.
You are setting  a trend wherein conversion from Hindu to Christian will be for opportunities but retaining the faith. You claim that in 1984 you converted to Santana Dharma (Hindu), but now you claim that’s for legal requirements, your job, promotions, and status for not getting thrown out. But you inform that your faith is with Christ.
Sir, with honor pls. say that you are a Christian, we will accept you as a straight forward, uncorrupted IAS officer, but to claim the benefits of deprived society & to have faith in Christ is even a insult of Christ… You are also hurting all the Hindus who have not converted even after being pressurized.
I believe as a straight forward officer if your faith is with Christ, you have done wrong to use the Quota, so it would be apt to resign from your present position. To fight corruption, you can make public your grievances and sure the society will accept you.
Let better sense prevail, and may Lord Jesus give you the strength to be true… 

Pls. comment on this issue, this is the trend in Tamizhnadu, which is going to change the equation against Hindu's...Jai Hind ..Vande Mataram

Monday, 6 September 2010

IAS Quota-Hindu By Law, Christian by Faith- the Way Forward

Pranaam, Bharathvaasi, for the last 3 days i have questioned all my friends, acquaintance, n tweeted on this subject, everyone seems to be silent, no answers available. Can we seriously understand that this is a very important phenomenon which has erupted, convert for status and money, reconvert for Quota, when someone exposes, everyone is lost for answers, even the best of legal luminaries.
Searching for answers i questioned a lot of elder Govt. Staff, they say this is the way of life in cornering Quotas.

My post below is about instances from the day of suspension to the day of reinstatement of service. The sequence is very clear, this IAS officer writes to All India Confederation of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Organisations and they have supported him. But this officer plainly says his faith is with Jesus, then he deserves to be punished for the bogus certificate,maybe.  Request all legal luminaries to comment and take action on such people who are misusing the Quota regime. Quota is to help the deprived, socially and thereby economically, but such Umashankers seem to have planned their progress through system of deceit. Should We allow abdicate them of mis-using the system?

TN government suspends IAS officer Umashankar -22 Jul 2010 03:38:51 AM IST

According to highly placed sources, the action was taken for reportedly producing a fake community certificate while joining duty. Sources also said that the Central government and the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) have been informed about the suspension. His office was also taken over by another officer by Wednesday afternoon.
When contacted, Umashankar, a 1991 batch IAS officer, declined comment. Umashankar said he was yet to see the orders. Being a government servant, it was not proper for him to discuss it with media, he added.

‘Karunanidhi family, government harassing me’-27 Jul 2010 03:42:33 AM IST
Suspended IAS officer C Umashankar has moved the National Commission for SC/ST in New Delhi, to protect him from the illegal harassment by the Tamil Nadu government, Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s family and the powerful Maran brothers, who are closely related to the CM.

Suspension of Umashankar condemned 02 Aug 2010
 “Why was C Umashankar suspended? Was it because that he was honest? Was it because that he denied contracts for the family of Chief Minister of the State and for the ruling DMK politicians” are a few questions among the number of questions raised by the Central and State Government SC/ST Employees Federation.

'Action against Umashankar not vindictive' 07 Aug 2010
The Tamil Nadu government on Friday sought to dismiss allegations by AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa of “vindictive action” against IAS officer C Umashankar, saying that action was taken against the bureaucrat following allegations that he grabbed the privileges of a Dalit by producing a false caste certificate to join the civil service.

Revoke IAS officer’s suspension: SC/ST body 15 Aug 2010
The All India Confederation of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Organisations asked the State government to revoke the suspension of Dalit IAS officer C Umashankar immediately.
Dr Udit Raj, national chairman of the confederation, told Express here on Saturday that the State government is deliberately victimising the Dalit officer 

Umashankar back in saddle 03 Sep 2010
The State government on Thursday night revoked the suspension of senior IAS officer C Umashankar and posted him as managing director of Tamil Nadu Small Industries Corporation (TANSI). Umashankar was suspended on July 21, while he was functioning as the Commissioner of Small Savings, on charges of producing a fake community certificate to join the IAS two decades ago.
When contacted, Umashankar said, "The victory goes to Jesus Christ. I have put my full faith in Jesus Christ and the Lord has delivered me from the crisis. I thank all the newspapers, especially the New Indian Express, which stood by my side at the time of crisis. I thank all the Dalit organisations, Left parties, AIADMK and the PMK for supporting my cause."

Umashankar dares to prove charges against him 04 Sep 2010
Giving details about his community certificate, Umashankar said until he completed his SSLC, he was known as C Asoke and his caste was Pallan (Scheduled Caste). But in 1984, his father got him reconverted to Hinduism with the name Umashankar. “All legal processes have been done and my reconversion was notified in the Gazettee as well,” he said and pointed out that only the UPSC or the Government of India can refer my community certificate for clarification and not the State government because I am not an employee of the State government. The SC had laid down clear-cut rulings in this regard.” He also observed his community certificate was verified twice before and after he assumed charge as an IAS officer and the UPSC had found it valid.

Stating that even today, an inquiry was going on in his native (Tirunelveli), he said a senior leader in the State directed one of the committee members to give a report against him. However, he declined to reveal the name of the leader.

Umashankar said he was given very short notice - just three days - to physically present himself before the inquiry panel and warned that an ex-parte decision would be taken if he failed to do so. As long as the committee’s proceedings were against the law, he would not attend it,
Umashankar said. “By law, I am a Hindu till now. But by faith, I am Christian. The transformation took place two years ago when I faced a crisis,” he clarified.  Asked whether it was right to approach political parties being a government servant, he stoutly denied it saying, “I did not approach any political party and their statements supporting me were spontaneous.”
Coutesy: NIE website: - Search 'Umashanker'

In the First message Umashankar is shy of the media, mentions that he cannot divulge anything due to his status as Central Govt. Servant, lets accept he is a straight forward person, he has hurt the sentiments of Hindus in this nation and also cornered the reservations available for SC/ST being from Christian.
Would not have written about this, but this will set a trend in all the converts to reconvert, corner all the benefits of SC/ST and then say faith is important. I also want YOU to Comment on this incidence...
Jai Hind.....Vande Mataram

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Where is Opposition??

This week was filled with mixed news on highly emotional issues like TOI news which really hurt lots of Hindus, Home minister blabbering about 'Saffron Terrorism' at the meetings of top Police officers in the country, then addressing the same audience our PM mentioned about 'Non State Actors' involved in India. Both the PM and HM seems to have some agenda when they uttered these words, its not a natural utterance, but planned words properly placed in front of an apt audience.  Now in tandem the TN CM mentioned while meeting police officials, that they should ensure that no one should complain of police excess since elections were around the corner and opposition was playing mischief against his Govt.  Well something extraordinary happened, the whole media beamed the crown prince Raul's visit to Odisha to address the tribals, denying Vedanta group mining at the same time projecting himself as the saviour of the tribals.  Well the media discussed the whole issue in length for days.  Even BDutt made her intentions very clear by supporting the separatist, stifling the voice of Nationalist Kashmiris. All these and few more things of course the Spice Bollywood covered by media.  
But no media reported on the ongoing intrusion of china in Gilgit-Balitastan bordering LOC, of course invited by their partners in progress Pakistan and an vital area of concern for our Nation. Today Dada mentioned this on tweet and thanks to Sathyabhasham for the link, i will re produce a portion of the article in Forbes.
When India tested nuclear bombs in 1998, its leaders hailed it as some sort of a scarecrow that would deter its enemies from adopting aggressive designs. But ironically, the last 12 years have seen an increase in hostility against India. Its sphere of influence has shrunk as neighbours yield to the Chinese temptation. Amorphous, boundary-less terrorist networks have become powerful adversaries in their own right. Naxal violence has removed any semblance of governance in wide areas and home-grown Jihadists are proliferating. The problems are too many but there is no clarity on what long-term strategies the government has developed to face them. Here are seven worst-case scenarios that India must prepare for, though some are low probability. 
Courtesy: Forbes India Magazine : 

 A must read article, which elaborates on the dangers our Nation is currently facing internally and externally. Chinese/Pak intrusion in North West, Maoist menace, Fundamentalist gaining prominence in Kerala et al. The Congress party which is in power for the last 7 yrs has allowed disintegration of governance. There seems to be no strategy the Govt. is following. The media which all along claims they are secular and report issues of importance have not bothered to highlight the China Pak tie up and infiltration, but is very keen to report on 'Saffron Terror', 'Azad Kashmir', 'Raul as Avata' but not anything about the Chinese plans..Even the BJP seems to be inclined to silence on almost all issues. They are fast loosing on the opportunity to question the ruling party and the Govt on its follies. The Nationalist spirit seems to be diminishing within the BJP, they are mimicking the Cong these days. So without an strong opposition and a media which is at the feet of the Cong masters, UPA-2 may get away with destroying the fabric of this country.. Pray all our Nationalist brethren join hands to form an opposition...Jai Hind ...Vande Mataram 

Monday, 2 August 2010

Pseudo Secular Politics- Islamic Agression continues

The two articles which caught attention i submit a glimpse of both of them. We as responsible citizens of our Nation, who uphold our Dharma, has to unify & act against these Pseudo Secular politics & media. With unrest, mob violence becoming the order of the day, these two articles become quite relevant...
There are over 30 mln Bangladeshi illegal infiltrators living in various parts of India especially in the capital city Delhi and other places. In Mumbai alone there are over 90,000 Pakistan is illegally living there. All these are hosted by their co-religionists and protected and courted by vote-hunting “secular” parties.Many of them have gained ration cards and entered into electoral rolls. As though to finally make them citizens of this country, as never before, the Census of India 2011 has planned to have a National Population Register (NPR). The instructions to the enumerator say that the place of birth as well as nationality as stated by the person should be accepted without any question. Also any person who has lived more than 6 months before the time of enumeration and who intends to live for more than 6 months after enumeration, is entitled to be enlisted in the NPR. This NPR will be the basis for giving the Unique Identification number as per the grand project of the GOI. Now what will happen is based upon this UID and NPR the illegal residents of India will be enabled to get citizenship of this country . This is going to be a disaster for the country. The UPA-2 government is conferring citizenship to all the illegal Bangladeshi & Pakistani Muslim infiltrators. Adding to the furious proliferation by having the large number of children, the legalized illegals will swell the ranks of Muslims and their population ratio may rise from the preindependence level of 10% to over 25%.Can there be any act which can be more detrimental and opposed to the interest of this country? 
Courtesy: - Secularism Combat July 2010 Page 1
Alarming for our Nation, with Pre Independence level, the Muslim's are demanding 10% reservation, now with 25% they would demand create unrest more often, the more militant groups would swell ranks & make our Nation retreat its Economic Growth. The second article cited below is how the UPA-2 with its SICular policies are promoting Jihad colonies, inside our Nation.
Dr. Ambedkers Warning  
Reproduced below is a part of the speech that Dr Ambedkar delivered just before the Constitution of India was adopted. He feared that India would be losing freedom by the unpatriotic and treacherous actions of its own people in places of power. Even as we face a demographic onslaught by one class of people from within India , the “secular” governments are inviting foreigners as in the past to extinguish the independence of this  country. The UPA government is developing 90 districts in the country as Muslim districts by spending 15% of the 11th Five Year Plan’s funds . These will become mini-Pakistans heralding the undoing of the integration of over 600 States into the Indian Republic achieved by the great patriot Sardar Patel.
 Courtesy: - Secularism Combat July 2010 Page 15

Quite alarming situation 15% of our Plan expenditure goes towards 10% of population who do not see Bharath as their motherland & an intolerant lot.. Even the BJP, RSS & the so called Hindu parties seem to be silent & tagging along with the Govt. policies. Internet Hindus, wake up & unite to build opinion for the cause of Bharath or else Santana Dharma will be doomed.
Jai Hind..Vande Mataram

Monday, 12 July 2010

Vande Mataram- History which today's gen is not aware..

In a way Vande Mataram is very fortunate. In the sense that it has received the divine touch of numerous masters of the Indian Music, as singers and composers. Its first public performance was staged at the 12th Congress convention. Audience was simply delighted to hear the self-composed tune sung by Rabindranath Tagore. In 1904, the first gramophone record in Rabindranath's voice came in the market. Meanwhile the agitation against Bengal started. Anticipating trouble and the ban on the song, it was timely sent to Paris. A French record company 'Pathe' again published it. It was a pantograph type of record. 

In 1901 during the Congress Vande Mataram was sung by Dakshinarajan Sen, with his own composition. Yet another name to get associated with the song was
Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, he was catching the mood of the poem while singing.  His composition of Vande Mataram was most adored by Mahatma Gandhi. Pandit Paluskar shined on the Indian political scenario, with a particular incident associated with Vande Mataram. The year was 1933. He was about to start the recital of Vande Mataram, as per the usual convention in the Kakinada Congress. Just when he was about to start the presiding authority of the Congress, Maulana Ahmed Ali tried to stop him, supported by his brother Shaukat Ali. 'Since the song praised Hinduism' according to them, it should not be sung on this dais was what they said. Reacting very strongly Pandit Paluskar made them hear that this is a public meeting and not the place of worship of the Muslim religion. Those who object may very well leave the convention and abort, Panditji said, and thereafter rehearsed the full song. It is rather unusual for an artist to involve himself in the chores of political battle, but this courage was shown by Pandit Paluskar. He had composed the song in Raga'Kafi'.
One more composition in the Raga Kafi, which rose to fame, was composed by another maestro- Pandit Omkarnath Thakur. He was firm in his opinion and advocated the full recital of Vande Mataram . He stopped appearing in the Congress convention when by bowing down to Muslim League demands, the song was split.
Later in 1947, it was Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel, India's iron man who invited him to sing it on Akashwani (All India Radio), on the dawn of Independence. And thereby, on the 15th of August 1947, at 6:30 a.m. the country could hear the deep voice of Pandit Omkarnath Thakur, reciting the unabridged, full version of India's march song -Vande Mataram in full form. In the studio Thakur sang it in the standing position.
During 1935 to 1952, many senior music composers composed the song. This included Keshavrav Bhole-the Marathi stage actor, Vishnupant Pagnis (sung in Raga Saranga) . But typically noteworthy amongst them are Master Krishnarao Fulambrikar and V.D. Ambhaikar and Dilipkumar Roy. Although each one had his own versions, their greatness lies further in the fact that these are the composers, who relentlessly tried for the song, to acquire the status of National Anthem.
V. D. Ambhaikar hailing from Nagpur, was also an active freedom fighter. In 1926, at the age of 14 he recited his version in front of Mahatma Gandhi at Nagpur. Subsequently his audience for the song included Pt. Rajendra Prasad, Vallabhabhai Patel, etc. after independence Kakasaheb Gadgil a veteran Congress leader, had arranged for a demonstrating recital of Vande Mataram, sung by Mr. Ambhaikar. The audience included the members of the committee on constitution, along with prominent leaders like Acharya Govind Vallabh Pant, Dr. Pattabhi Sitarammayya, Achraya Dada Dharmadhikari etc. it also included Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar who appreciated the composition and told Mr. Ambhaikar, "I would be the first person to buy your LP record whenever it comes up." Only Acharya Kriplani was reserved and opined that the final verdict will be given only by Pandit Nehru. Thereafter the same version was sung by Mogubai Kardikar- a senior singer of India. The composition starts from, 'Taar Shadja' and is composed in 'Mishra Khambavati' .
Another contributor composer, who tried to influence the leaders, was Timir Baran Bhattacharya. He composed Vande Mataram in Raga Durga, which was played later on the British bands. The composition resembles to that of a 'march song' and the same was broadcasted from Singapore radio by Netaji Bose, after he formed Azad Hind Sena. Another composition which has retained it's popularity is the one composed by the great music director, Hemantkumar. It was prepared for the movie 'Anandmath' released by Filmistan in 1952. It meticulously combines, Malakansa, Bhairavi etc. resembling rather an inspirational song for the warriors. Talking of music composers who relentlessly tried a status of National Anthem, another prominent personality should be remembered- Dilipkumar Roy. While strongly advocating such a status, he presented his composition on29th August 1927, in front ofMahatma Gandhi and earned his praise. He has two recordings to his credit. One which he himself has sung resembles the folk music of Bengal and Assam-folklore of the mountain ranges. Other record has a duet sung with a senior South Indian Singer, M.S.Subbalaxmi,combining notes from Raga Bilawal, Bageshwari and certain other Ragas in the Karnatak style.

Last in the line but never the least comes the contribution of
 Master Krishnarao Fulambrikar. History will remember him as the lone warrior, the solo performer in the battle of Vande Mataram to achieve status of National Anthem. It is an unique example how the Indian academic city of Pune can produce determined individuals who could pursue a single aim, single handedly.

As the vocalist actor during 1935
Master Krishnarao had earned best of the popularity. He was one of the trusted team members of Prabhat Studios. His composition in the Raga Zinzoti was suitable to be rehearsed even by a large gathering together. Attempts were on for it's broadcast from All India Radio. However, strangely enough, all singing of Vande Mataram was banned from AIR. After enough patient waiting during one of his recitals of Indian Classical Music, he adjoined certain notes in Mishra Zinzoti and suddenly reverted back to Vande Mataram's tune. Station director Mr. Z.A. Bukhari immediately cut off the power supply of Krishnarao's microphone. This event was criticized enough in the next day's paper and all over India. As a mark of protest Master Krishnarao banned all his recitals from Radio. Until it was in 1947, an auspicious day of Chaitra Padawa, he sang the full version of Vande Mataram in the presence of the same station director Bukhari, on a special request from VallabhbhaiPatel, again.

However he was so inspired to have Vande Mataram as the anthem, he left no stone unturned. Those days composers, musicians beyond a point never involved themselves in controversies or political shadow downs. It was only
Krishnarao Fulambrikar'sunadulterated faith, which resulted in logical and persistent efforts. To prove that a  large public gathering can sing it together he sang it by a large audience of 50,000 people in Pune. On  the 25th August 1948, Pandit Nehru expressed his reservations about the song in parliament- about the song's worthiness as a march song and a difficulty, which could be faced by foreign band troops in playing it. Added to it were the praises for Jana Gana Mana.

This irked Mr. Fulambrikar. He telegraphed the Prime Minister about hearing him at least once. Till Nehru's answer came Master Krishnarao practiced the steps, of the marching at the police grounds along with the policemen, while the composition was being played. This ascertained the fact that it can be best of the 'march songs.' Also to counter the argument, that the foreign band troops should easily be able to play it, he consulted the chief of the British Police Band-Mr.C.R.Gardner. He in turn with the help of British Naval Band Chief, Stanely Bills, rehearsed it on the brass instruments on the British Naval Band. Both the foreigners immediately gave their positive opinions that it was suitable to be played on the 'foreign' instruments and certified this opinion in writing.

All these evidences eventually were presented by Master Krishnarao in front of the members of the constitutional committee, and of course Pandit Nehru. He had, infact, 3 different recordings for this as evidence. One version as a march song, other version as a general welcome for any leader and the third as his composition for it to be the National Anthem. So also, he handed over the letters by the chief of the British Police and Naval Band. Even
 Pandit Nehru could not help admiring this effort. He affectionately put his hand on Master Krishnarao's shoulder and declared that here is a composer who will be regarded as the 'march song' composer of Independent India. Even then, in his mind, he was fully convinced about Jana Gana Mana.

On 17th January 1950, in a press conference, Master Krishnarao demonstrated his versions. Many of the members of Parliament applauded it. However on 24th January 1950 the committee for constitution, in a totally one sided verdict declared (by Dr. Rajendra Prasad) Jana Gana Mana as the official National Anthem and Vande Mataram to enjoy
 the status of 'equal' to anthem but a 'National Song.'Well,for Master Krishnarao not the entire efforts were in vain. Had he not attempted till this level, even the status of National Song for Vande Mataram would be distinct, nearing to impossible. So his attempts are worthy of the highest praise.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Bandh in Bharath- Do we require them??

Tomorrow the BJP has announced Bharat Bandh-maybe a few states will call for total closure of its establishments. The bandh is attributed towards fuel price increase by the Government. But it is quite surprising that Bandh which was a mainstream affair by the Congress movement against erstwhile British empire has lost its effect on the common man. The common man 37% of them BPL & the rest of the working class depending on daily wages will be at loss. Who will compensate these families? Political parties are only announcing Bandh's to earn coverage in MSM media, mostly which is suppressed by the current English MSM's.
Our Nation is getting nowhere with Bandh & Hartals, our political party leaders who are all old enough to quit, should think better to create opinion against Government policies. Is there no other alternative, in Japan protest was overworking, hence additional production. Our political leaders have to understand that these Bandh's are only hardship's on millions of public who are out at work, travelling through the country on their official line of work. Millions of labourers would not earn their daily wages, leading to loss of their basic Roti. Indirectly the Government also looses revenue which in turn translates to higher prices. Even the BJP once in while wakes up to inflation, they need to evolve an study paper to reduce inflation, corner the Government with fool proof plans instead of enforcing hardships on common man. No political party has any roadmap for better governance which can bring down inflation, boost agriculture, instead everyone wishes to take on the other with Bandh's. Pity for Bharath Vaasi.... Wake up Bharath Vaasi and challenge this vacuum in Governance. 

Comments are welcome.. Jai Hind .. Jai Bharath..

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Cintya: Bharath -Why are we not united

Cintya: Bharath -Why are we not united

Bharath -Why are we not united???

This is my First every posting on my blog. Very disturbing events in our Nation prompted this event, better late than never.
What has happened to our Democracy, everyday we wake up to the news channel-Sickular Media, blaring out scams of Political activist's, Ministers involved in scam & one channel is always on time with Spice Route-about Bollywood. In contrast 3 decades back the morning 7.15 AIR news was very important & the regular dose of Express, which gave a good insight into current affairs. We have enabled technology, our economy has grown well & growing. MNC & new opportunities are immense with a good chunk of this generation getting into decent employment. Capitalism has created lots of opportunity for the citizens of our Nation, with a sizeable of them acquiring enterprises abroad. Our Nation has turned Global, participating in Global economic development.
But I find change in our attitude towards our Nation, its values degenerating to aping Western culture, practise & customs, accelerating in the last 2 decades... 
An astonishing fact of the breadth of our country’s political map was till early 20th century was 76,56,000 Sq KMs and today we will also be astonished to know that our country is at a stretch of only 31,59,450 Sq KMs that means less than half of its size then where did the other land go? During the Mogul and Church rule i.e., British rule we have lost our land because today’s Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tibet till Amod were our parts which we have lost and today we are left over with less than half of our land, why do you think this happened like this, it was because of our ethic less politicians since ages and till date, and you may be aware that in spite of victory over Pakistan war in 1971 we had to leave a part of our land to them why did it happen that way, the conversions were started during Mogul and British rule on this land and still after the so called Independence we are unable to stop their conspiracies why? 
Is it because of gullible citizens, then what are the others doing? A nation whose area was called a continent - dviipa had been reduced to fragments of state's based on language during independence, later fragmentation of the citizens into religious & caste based, wherein ensured Non-Unity. A surprising fact is that we adopted Hindi as our National language, but many states opposed, particularly in South leading to polarisation of the citizens.. Sanskrit the language which gave everything to the world, is known to only a handful few...though we can take pride in One rural village speaking in Sanskrit..
Sanskrit, or Samskrita, is the primary tongue of the villagers inMattur, or Mathur Village in Karnataka. The village, which is around 10 km from Shimoga, having been making sure that the ancient language flourishes in their village.

Leave these thoughts with you & comment on this posting...Hope to keep updating my post regularly with discussions on Nationalist agenda... Vande Mataram..Jai Hind