Archive for October, 2008

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Non-Kannada readers – excuse me.

Learn Samskrit in two days – 23rd, 24th Nov 2008

Here is an opportunity to get introduced to samskrit in two days. Samskrit Bharati is conducting a two days traiinig on speaking samskrit on Nov 23rd and 24th 2008.  This is conducted in 108 places in bangalore. Its a good opportunity to learn samskrit. Interested people can visit this site for further details.

What a unity !!

You know the Latin Catholic will not enter to Syrian catholic church, these two will not enter to Marthoma church, these three will not enter to penthacost church, these four will not enter to Salvation army church, these five will not enter to 7th day Adventist church, these six will not enter to orthodox church, these seven will not enter to Jacobite church, … this there are 146 castes in Kerala alone for Christianity, each will never share their churches for Christians ! Wonderful One Christ, One Bible, One Jehova….What a unity !

Among Muslims, Shia and Sunni kill each other in all the Muslim countries. The religious riot in Muslim countries is always between these two. The Shia will not go to Sunni mosque, these two will not go to Ahamadiya mosque, these three will not go to Sufi mosque, these four will not go to Mujahiddin mosque….like this it appears there are 13 castes in among Muslims, Killing / bombing/conquering/ massacring/… each other ! The American attack to the Muslim land of Iraq is fully supported by all the Muslim countries surrounding Iraq ! One Allah, One Quran, One Nebi….! Great unity !

For Hindus 1280 books, 10,000 commentaries, more than one lakh sub commentaries for these foundation books, 330 million gods, variety of aacharas, thousands of Rishies, hundreds of languages,…still everyone goes to the SAME TEMPLE…whether unity is for Hindus or in others and never quarreled each other for the last ten thousand years in the name of religion

The mischief of the church and its mercenaries

Here is a good video on youtube about the mischief of the church and its mercenaries (fathers, nuns, pastors, reverends…..):

S L Bhairappa’s article in Vijaykarnataka

Here are the images of Mr. S L Bhairappa’s article published in Vijaykarnataka, Kannada daily on 16th  October 2008.


What should Muslims do? – Arvind Lavakare


What should Muslims do?
Arvind Lavakare may be 71, but the fire in his belly burns stronger than in many people half his age. The economics post-graduate worked with the Reserve Bank of India and several private and public sector companies before retiring in 1997. His first love, however, remains sports. An accredited cricket umpire in Mumbai, he has reported and commented on cricket matches for newspapers, Doordarshan and AIR. Lavakare has also been regularly writing on politics since 1997, and published a monograph, The Truth About Article 370, in 2005.
Some answers to the question asked by the title of this column were given at a seminar organised by Abu Asim Azmi, the fiery Samajwadi MP, in Mumbai held this month. The answers provided at the seminar by Muslim leaders, former SIMI activists and relatives of bomb blasts accused are frightening and cause for great worry to those who genuinely care for the nation.

The seminar’s theme was What Muslims Should Do and, according to The Times of India report on it, thespeakers present “asked the community to boycott elections” “Are we being tortured because we are Muslims?” they asked. “We are born Mujahid (one who fights the jihad) and will bring on a jihad at the appropriate time.” Again, “When it comes to swords, we have to answer with swords” they said. A final response was “We have to go back to the holy Qumran for a solution to riots.”

The above thinking is proof that the largest minority community in our country is just not satisfied by the bounties that the UPA government has given them in the last four years.

A separate financial budget for the Muslims, a ministry for the Minorities, the Sachar Committee report to identify the Muslims as the lowest in the economic and social rungs of society and quick action on its remedial recommendations, reservation of jobs in Andhra, increase in the Haj subsidy and all the rest of tea and sympathy from our “secular” community has apparently not been enough for the likes of Azmi. Their grievances seem unending despite all the mollycoddle treatment given them by successive Congress governments right from the time of Partition in 1947. For more than half a century, it would appear, the Muslim community has only had demands without even thinking of obligations in return. It would seem that the community just does not think that it needs to do some introspection into its attitudes towards the rest of the country. Its persecution complex seems chronic.

How different it all is from the thought process of the late Dr Rafiq Zakaria, the eminent Muslim politician and scholar of Islam. In his book “Communal Rage In Secular India” (Popular Prakashan, September 2002) Dr Zakaria devoted the entire last chapter to “What Muslims Should Do?”, and accepting that there is a great deal of among Indian Muslims who believed there is little they can do to save themselves, he recommended the following.

  1. Confrontation has done no good to the Muslims. The only alternative is for them is to change their outlook. Muslims must try and become an integral part of the mainstream. They must wholeheartedly collaborate in enriching composite nationalism. For this, they must get out of their ghetto mentality, break the barriers of alienation and generate a harmonious environment.
  2. They must discard their worn-out prejudices and outmoded habits and adjust themselves to the requirements of the changing times. They must stop asking for doles which will only cripple them, and instead learn to stand on their own feet because the fact is that they have no true friends; many who show them sympathy are not sincere and do so only for electoral gain. Even Muslims from other countries have never come to their rescue. This has been proved time and again, and the wise must now take the hint and correct themselves.
  3. Muslims continue to live in a make-believe world of their own. Their leaders waste their energies in whipping up emotions and bringing more trouble to the ordinary Muslims. There are also the other “warriors” — priests, academicians, journalists — who add fuel to the fire by taking up cudgels on behalf of the community. Indian Muslims have to come out of this quagmire; they must show such self-appointed champions of their cause in their place; they must do their best to change the hostile attitude of the Hindus against them and take their proper share in the nation’s development.
  4. Indian Muslims must join hands with liberal Hindus to work zealously for harmony between the two communities. To succeed in this task, they must change their own behaviour, indeed their entire perception.
  5. Indian Muslims must boldly come forward to undergo all-round transformation in their style of functioning. The younger generation in particular will have to arm themselves both educationally and socially. They will succeed if parents shed their old habits, give up their outdated notions, and help encourage and help their sons and daughters to get the best education. Merit alone will give them reward; they must never seek patronage.
  6. Indian Muslims must disarm the jihadis and disown the bigotism which has made Muslims pariahs everywhere. They must give assurance to the non-Muslims that their religion stands for “live and let live”. This reformation will rejuvenate Islam itself.
  7. Without compromising the Quranic injunctions, Indian Muslims must agree to the introduction of certain much-needed, essential changes in the Personal, particularly the enactment of monogamy. There is, in fact, enough scope under the Shariah to amend the laws relating to marriage, divorce, dower and even maintenance.
  8. The controversy on the singing of Vande Mataram is meaningless. It was sung by all Muslim leaders of the Congress during the freedom struggle. Those Muslims who do not want to sing it, may not, but they must stand up when it is sung as a mark of respect to an anthem which has a hoary past and is declared as a national song. Why add hurt to an already worsening communal relationship?
  9. There is the question of family planning on which much of our country’s progress depends. It cannot be denied that Muslims have not taken to it as seriously as Hindus. This has to be corrected. There must be a vigorous campaign for its implementation among Muslims and their leaders in every sector must engage themselves to persuade them to adopt it so that they do not lag behind Hindus in fulfilling this most urgent task, without which India cannot succeed in eradicating poverty.
  10. Muslims must make a sustained effort to convince Hindus that they should have no fear of them and assure them that they harbour no enmity towards them, nor are in a secret conspiracy with Muslims elsewhere to harm them. They must give assurance that Muslims are as much the sons of the soil as Hindus and as committed to the country’s glory and prosperity as Hindus are.
  11. Finally, the punch line. “What Indian Muslims have to understand is that eventually it is not their leaders but they themselves who will have to make their destiny.”
Readers need to be assured that the above is not the fiction of some Hindutva mind, but the actual printed thoughts written by one who was a Ph.D. from London University, was called to the Bar from Lincoln’s Inn, and was active in India’s freedom struggle. He had a distinguished career in law, education and journalism and politics and was a scholar of international repute.

Even more significantly, Dr.Zakaria was a Congressman, first and last. Yes, a Congressman who was deputy leader of the party in Parliament after he had spent 15 years as cabinet minister in the Maharashtra government.

His manifesto for what Muslims should do in the present times is the one that, alas, is totally lost on all Congressmen of all hues, on all the Abu Azmis of our political world, on all the pseudo-secularists from Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi to Teesta Setalvad and Arundhati Roy, and, of course, on all our ivory tower elites of English journalism

Why is the street named after Hitendran?

On October 2, the asti (ash) of Hitendran was immersed at the confluence of three seas in Knykumari. A large number of people led by the district collector offered floral tribute to his photo. Who is Hitendran? A 15 – year old schoolboy. He died in a road accident on September 20 near Chennai. His father and mother are both doctors. They donated the heart, liver, eyes, kidneys and bone marrow of their dead son. Nine – year old girl Abhirami of Bangalore, to whom his heart was transplanted, happily survived.

When the Dr Ashokan, Hitendran’s father and Dr. Pushpanjali, Hitendran’s mother, decided to donate their son Hithendran’s organs after he was declared brain dead, a suitable recipient was quickly Abhirami, a patient at Dr.Cherian’s Frontier Lifeline Hospital. K. M. Cherian, pediatric cardiac surgeon, appealed to Chennai Commissioner of Police R. Sekar for help to rush the organ to the hospital. Mr. Sekar, in turn, instructed the traffic police to facilitate this. Sunil Kumar, Joint Commissioner, Traffic, said: “the best way to rush the organ was to take it in our own vehicle, and by ensuring green lights at every signal. As a result, we managed to take the heart from Apollo Hospitals in Teynampet to Frontier Lifeline in Mogappair in exactly 11 minutes.” The surgery was performed by Dr.Cherian, after his team, which was headed by consultant cardiac surgeon Madhu Shankar, rushed the heart in a bag of ice to the hospital in the police vehicle. He adds that the harvested organ will have to be transplanted within four hours, and the faster it is done, better the outcome.

A widespread public appreciation of the organ donation of Hitendran in the media led to many coming forward to sign pledges of organ donation. The council of the Major Panchayat of Thirukalukumdram, his home town in Chengalpattu district, has announced that a street in the town will be named after Hitendran. It said, it would renovate a park   near his house and name it after him. Several presspersons who attended a condolence meeting in Chennai Press Club resolved to donate their organs. Several towns in Tamilnadu and Puducherry arranged solemn public meetings to appreciate the organ donation by Hitendran. The doctor couple said they were overwhelmed by the huge public awareness about organ donation following their son’s organ donation.

Abhirami’s parents Shri. Shekhar and her mother Smt Manjula, said they look upon Hitendran as God in human form, who had come to save the life of their daughter The couple based in Bangaluru, Karnataka, announced their intention to form a charitable Society in memory of Hitendran to help the needy. They installed a photo of Hitendran in their pooja room and are worshipping him.

Source : Vishwa Samvada Kedra, Chennai.