Category: Social Messages

Thoughts and Cartoons with a Social Message

Protesters of Delhi gang rape attacked by police.

Hundreds and thousands of Protesters gathered at India Gate to march towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan to seek justice for 23 year-old girl who was brutally gangraped in a moving bus. As the area is security sensitive the Delhi police was forced to stop the swallowing crowd from heading towards President’s House.The protesters have been braving several water canons , tear gases and lathi charges and are still protesting and expecting a concrete answer from the government. The police has been attacking the protesters at regular intervals and successfully sending many of them to hospitals.

Courageous cops and active government representatives are making sure the protest is being crushed at the earliest.We should really thank the Delhi police and the government for showing their sincerity in maintaining law and order in the city by trying to curb the protest of the ‘Common Man’ against repeated rapes in Indian capital.

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Delhi Gangrape-Police lathi charges and uses Water Cannons on rape protestors

Delhi gang-rape: outraged India wakes up government

Delhi gangrape – A brutal gang-rape and physical assault in a bus in Delhi is a ‘breaking news’ since last 5 days.Outraged nation,active cops,timely ‘Breaking News Updates from Media,concerned government and opposition parties,its all happening the way it happens only in India.  Sheila Dikshit, the Chief Minister of Delhi got emotional and said she would do whatever it takes to save the girl. Previously, after the issue had created a buzz in the Parliament, Sonia Gandhi,the Congress chief, had sent an angry letter to Home Minister , Sushil Kumar Shinde and CM Sheila Dikshit.Sushil Shinde had called up the police head to ask for immediate action. The nation is furious,the opposition is busy blaming the govt and the govt is grilling the police.Out of the six accused,five are already caught.Some serious action is taking place while the victim continues to fight with death.

Thats how it happens in India.Everyone wakes up only after something goes real wrong and makes sure they go to sleep the moment the accused are put to task,often even before that. Why rapes and assaults have become a trend? Why the nation and the administration not bothered coming up with permanent solutions ?Why there are no amendments in law related to rapes and molestation? Why there are no extra security given by cops to  protect the physically weak(children,women,senior citizens)? The point is,we talk case specific and forget the case sooner than later and then wait for another incident to shock us up. Is it not time we take measures which would eradicate even the thought of rape,molestation and assault? Be it  strict laws like capital punishment, nothing less or free and mandatory spiritual,self-defense and awareness classes sponsored by govt and NGOs,or both,whatever it be but India has to eradicate rapes,assault and molestation once and for all.

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Delhi gangrape-outraged nation.Active administration

Indo-China border dispute.

Prime Minister,Manmohan Singh is in Phnom Penh from November 18-20, 2012 to attend the 10th ASEAN-India Summit and the 7th East Asia Summit.Meanwhile,Dr Singh met Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao, there and discussed the issue of increasing India’s market access to China for IT, services and pharmaceuticals.

Indian Govt remains ignorant while Chinese continue penetrating deeper in Arunachal Pradesh

Indian and Chinese Govt Representatives talk about trade and bilateral relations,quite often but disputed border issues between both the countries never got discussed and this has led Indian govt to keep silent on Chinese intrusions taking place in the regions of Himachal Pradesh and several kilometers inside Arunachal Pradesh. China not only claims whole of Arunachal Pradesh but also parts of Himachal and in Arunachal they have developed roads as well while the Indian Central Govt seems least bothered on the issue and state govts seem helpless.

Question is are we scared of China and can’t do anything about the intrusions and if it is , then why do our Indian Maps on our school books misleading us while Google maps show Pakistan occupied Kashmir and China occupied Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh as a disputed land and not Indian land?

Just go to google images and type ‘Indian Map’ and you would be shocked to see the variations of Indian borders  or  on google images type ‘india map with disputed territories‘ and check the difference !

 

Click here for one such eg  Indian map which is so different from the one which we have seen since childhood.  🙁

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when will we ask China to stop intrusion ?

Dussehra 2012

Celebrate this Dussehra,amidst continuous price-rise(of almost everything around us),continuous scam exposure (of respected leaders of BJP and Congress) at least, one per day and with the hope that next year,may be,the ‘Ravana Of Corruption’ would meet its fate ! 😀

May, the Ravana inside and around us be defeated for a better India and a better world !

Happy Dussehra to all!

Ravana of Corruption

Cartoonist or Terrorist ?

In the recent times, some politicians and political parties have taken Cartoons very seriously. Instead of getting the message from them they are dragging the cartoonists to the court of law.

Politicians somehow seem to be reacting impatiently towards criticisms and while  most of the parties talk about democracy and secularism , they seem to be hating democratic rights of  other citizens.

The fact is , columnists ,journalists and even cartoonists working under the banner of big media houses can never be questioned but if it is a commoner (like in case of Mamata Banerjee cartoon row and Aseem Trivedi who supports Anna’s India Against Corruption Movement)the administration leaves no stones un-turned to teach the commoner a lesson for lifetime.

Suddenly,everyone has a problem with cartoons and cartoonists. But why ? There are hundreds of aggressive (and factual) articles on newspapers everyday condemning , criticizing and/or attacking the administration and tens of live chat-shows accusing and debating on current political issues. Why are they not questioned if cartoons and cartoonists are ?

 

Happy 66th Independence Day, India!

Wishing Happy 65th Independence day to all the Indians,throughout the  nation and worldwide ! While, we got Independence from the foreign rule 65 years back, thanks to all who made efforts to allow us breathe free,we  should also thank the East India Company or the British who had made colonies in this sub-continent and treated all of us as ONE,as SLAVES, as EQUAL. That gave us a reason to unite , form a country and fight and win our freedom.

Today, when our own people are the administrators, almost all of them have preferred dividing us on the basis of states,language,religion and caste. We gladly accepted that because that is a fact again. But how many of us reminds himself/herself that our real identity is known outside our territory. To the British , we all were slaves speaking different languages and following different beliefs.The nation fought against the slavery and now we are not only free but also (thankfully) a country. But now we have a problem, problem with eachother’s language,caste,belief , faith,skin and God knows how many classifications,I am still missing.

Some intellectuals would blame the leaders who classified us, pre and post Independence , into religious and caste specific  groups.Indeed! they did. We allowed them to and that is why they did classify us as brahmins, shias,harijans,marathis,south Indians , north Indians and north-easterns! That is why,without a debate, a statement which always revolves around my brains is – Had we got the Freedom out of blood-shed, we would have better respected our Independence and Identity as Indians.

Today,the reason we need to reunite is to avoid further exploitation of all of us by few powerful(whom we ,ourselves  gave the power )leaders, be political or spiritual.The moment we try to classify any other Indian , in the name of state,caste,religion , skin and language , we should recall , prior to independence all of us had only one identity and that was of  SLAVES and post independence only one identity and that is INDIANS.

Happy Independence Day!

Jai Hind!

Hindustan Zindabad!

Water Precious Water !

Such is the scarcity of drinkable water ? About half of Yamuna River is dead and contaminated badly ? Ground Water is getting exhausted and contaminated by factories to save expenses ? Governments, as usual, are busy saving or procuring seats on state and centre level  and we are, as usual, habituated of not thinking beyond problems of or own lives. Factory and sewage wastes are getting dumped in the same river (without being properly processed) which we consider holy and we  are speechless about it because we ourselves are the participant of  the crime in someway or the other, busy blaming our governments.  The level of risk and scarcity of pure water is slowly rising and before we realize , may be , in another decade or two, we may pay equal price for petrol and water, as rightly pointed out By Aamir Khan on Satyamev Jayate’s 12th show. It was about drinkable water – the scarcity of it in our country, the wastage and destruction of pure water resources and also about harvesting rain water ! This was, as usual, another very informative and educating episode, like all other previous episodes of Satyamev Jayate !

Hats Off to Aamir Khan for initiating talks about real concerns of our society beyond our individual and family issues which matter so much !

Satyamev Jayate Water Issue Details

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