Showing posts from August, 2017

Was India sleeping since 1947?

This is going to be quite a long post and I warn anyone who is averse of long posts in Facebook to proceed any further:
I'm quite saddened to see many people knowingly or unknowingly repeating the 70-year tragedy of India, which was directly and indirectly fed to them.
I mean what did go wrong in all these 70 years which is now being corrected? By just highlighting the corruption of the past two terms of a corrupt Congress, how can anyone say, any of their predecessors did anything wrong?
My knowledge of history of India before Rajeev Gandhi is not that strong. To be honest, I was neither interested in politics nor was I aware of the political developments in India up until lately.
I was not involved in politics in my college days. I was just an amused observer and I've seen what unhealthy politics does to people involved in it.
SFI was strong in our campus and the neighbouring campus was an ABVP bastion.
I've seen some of my college mates getting attacked and beaten up by the A…

The lesser devil!

BJP has found a new hobby - trying to, but in vain, project Kerala as a state in utter communal disorder, political violence, and where people die because of malnutrition etc. etc. etc.

They even once compared Kerala with Somalia!

And then they paraded their Union Cabinet ministers to Kerala and made them tell us how deprived and affected we are.

To a point, they became successful in trying to create a terror atmosphere in the state, I agree, but all this exercise for what?

In the last Lok Sabha election, the BJP managed to secure just one seat in Kerala and that too because it was a much respected O Rajagopal contesting for it.

I for one, though I punched NOTA, I did wish he won in his constituency.

No Communists or the Congress men would ever talk ill of O Rajagopal because despite him being an RSS in his youth and later a BJP leader, he's a man with some basic qualities that can be appreciated. We consider him in the league with BJP's own AB Vajpayee, who once was a BJP re…

If I ever made 'Kurukshetra' into a movie

Recently, one of my Facebook friends was wondering how it'd be to make an Indian epic movie of the 18-day Kurukshetra War of the 'Mahabharata', after watching the Academy Award winning movie 'Troy'.

Well, it's any movie maker's dream but it's nearly an impossible dream considering the fact that the Kurukshetra War cannot be separated from the epic itself and presented independently, and the 18-day event involves numerous plots and sub plots and a fleet of never ending characters that is almost impossible to be justified within the premise of a 2-hour, or say even a 3.5-hour long movie.

The best you can do is make a 3-hour long trilogy series like the 'Lord of the Rings', or perhaps a series of four or five movies like the 'Star Wars', but still there are challenges more than the money involved - time and availability of the artists.

For one thing, this cannot be made using artists from any one of the Indian film industry. Artists from a…

Hinduism, politics and my last post in Facebook

I think, and I pray that this is the last time I use Facebook to openly talk about anything political or religious because when I look around, majority of my friends seldom use this platform to express any of their views which are personal to them, and I think they have a point.

Never the less, as the last post expressing my political and religious thoughts, I must say this:

Statutory warning: People who don't have the habit of reading or are averse to long Facebook posts can stop here.

I was born into a fairly religious Hindu family and my father was a huge Shiva bhakta. In fact, he used to have a Shiva Linga in our pooja room on which he'd religiously do poojas every single morning without fail for nearly two hours and I, as a child grew up plucking flowers for his poojas and worshiping my father more than the Shiva Linga in our pooja room.

Now don't mistake us to be some Brahmin family. No. My father just happened to be attracted to the idea of Shiva.

He used to visit …