Thank You Sachin

December 15th, 2008

For the first time in life, I have not followed Cricket. Mumbai scars will never ever fade away.

After talking to my friend over the phone last night, I was then aware of what was going on as he mentioned Sehwag’s outrage. Today morning, after a long break from Cricket, I opened up the browser to see that Sachin’s century has won a game for India. Nothing, nothing in this world would have made me feel consoled, be it my favorite Sachin Tendulkar. But this was special, a tribute of a Mumbaikar, a true Indian living up to the spirit he believed. He honored our tri-color too many times and now he uplifted the spirit of Mumbai and the Nation.

Thanks Sachin for being such a fighter. We need you in all the wee hours that we go through every day of our life.

Mumbai will feel proud that his son was doing his duty for his Nation, ONE MORE TIME.

India, read Mahabharata again..

December 9th, 2008

Indians need to read Mahabharata again. They forgot who they are and what they are, totally. The politicians has made the country a mockery of rotten policies and turned the country into a hub of cash generating ATMs for themselves. Read the Mahabharata again….

Outraged by the Mumbai attacks, I could not help but to spit my anger at someone and the best fit for my bill are us, we Indians. Have we forgot what was taught to us, have we forgot what was read to us ? India read the Mahabharata again…

Vyasa in his epic suggested 4 solutions for every problem (primarily political).

  1. Sama: A peaceful solution of political conciliation. Diplomacy is the first step you take to resolve an issue. Please do not foster even an idea of using this solution for Pakistan, as they are not worthy enough to persuade this solution. You do not teach Vedas to illiterates.
  2. Dana: Sacrifice if you can. We can look upon the wounds and compromise at every stage of life. Unfortunately all we were doing is this. We Indians are stuck with this principle for centuries now.
  3. Bheda: Sending a message of threat that something bad will happen if the we let the let the political conciliation fail. Oh sure! we know this better than anyone on the planet. India had witnessed the worst of the history in terms of destruction and death. Greedy nations squeezed India like mosquitoes and we always spilled our blood.
  4. Danda: If everything fails, then there will be fight. Now we are talking.

When you have to confront a situation when our neighbor has only but one agenda of inflicting terror and disruption of life, the first 3 methods are not options, they are failures. Mahabharata teaches us exactly that. Although there are no Bheeshmas or Dronas in Pakistan, I shall say there are innocent people across the border who care their families, fear god and try to be good. Reluctantly, I shall say that they are the Bheeshmas and Dronas on the opposite side. Unfortunately, there are millions of Duryodhans on the other side and some on our side too. The task of Pandavas was cut short by Lord Krishna. He took the onus and initiative and proved in one simple point that the Sama, Dana and Bheda doesn’t do good to both of the teams. By challenging the opponents to Danda and providing it as the only option to Pandavas, Lord Krishna made sure that Dharma prevails while Adharma is perished. Pakistan must be wiped out from the face of the planet. We do not have options. People talk about economy, prosperity and what not, but ask a family who really bore the brunt.

You should not try to cure cancer by applying a band-aid on top of it. You have to sacrifice that part of the body, forever. Pakistan is one such nation inhabited by more terrorists than human beings. They talk loud that India always blames Pakistan for everything that happens, but even if there is one incident out of one zillion, I care. One Indian life shall not equal the entire Pakistan, ever. This is a war that India has to fight. Eliminate them, its the only option.

Have more good suggestions, slap your own face.