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All creatures great and small…..

February 3, 2009

A look at our beautiful country and all the creatures who live in it….

But first a little gyaan…
Different types of regionalismsRamachandra Guha

Indian regionalism has come in three varieties – regionalism properly so called, parochialism, and secessionism… writes Ramachandra Guha.

Regionalism’, to give the sentiment a name (or academic label), has come in different forms and been accompanied by varying degrees of violence. The first and most legitimate kind of regionalism has demanded a separate space or state of one’s own, withal a space or state resting securely within the Union of India. This variety of regionalism was pioneered by the Telugu-speaking residents of the erstwhile Madras Presidency. The forms of protest it used were attacks on state property, and the hunger-fast, most definitively in the case of Potti Sriramulu, who in 1952 died after not eating for 52 days, his death leading, in the short term, to the creation of the state of Andhra Pradesh and, in the long term, to the wholesale redrawing of the map of India on linguistic lines.

The creation of states based on language did not, however, lead to the extinction of regional sentiments
.This now expressed itself in the shape of asking for a better deal from the Centre.

The success of regionalism spawned a new species which academics were to name sub-regionalism. For, within the new states based on language, there yet existed groups who were minorities in the state as a whole, but who occupied a definite territory within it, and who, by virtue of language or ethnicity, had enough to bring them together and to bind them against the majority community in that state.

The kinds of regionalism itemised in the preceding paragraphs are mostly legitimate. To ask for a state within India – or an autonomous council with a state – where one can feel secure about one’s identity, is not necessarily inconsistent either with democracy or with patriotism. One can successfully, and happily, be both Tamil (or Kannadiga, or Malayali, or Gujarati) and Indian.
However, in the history of our nation, regionalism has sometimes taken the form of parochialism. This can be benign, as in the claims – or pretensions – of the Bengali bhadralok that their literature, music, dress and cuisine are superior to those found anywhere else in India. But it can also be bloody, as in the attacks on Bihari labourers by the Ulfa cadre, behind which rests the belief that only Assamese speakers have the right to live in Assam.

If the leaders in the former or benign variety of parochialism have been the Bengalis, the pioneers of this latter or bloody variety were the Maharashtrians. In the mid-sixties, Shiv Sena goons in Bombay began to attack South Indians as ‘outsiders’ to the city. Udupi restaurants were torched, and offices and factories warned not to employ south Indians in their establishments. In later years, the ire of the Shiv Sena has been vented against Bengalis and Biharis, likewise viewed by them as interlopers in the sacred soil of Maharashtra.

Between the actions of the Shiv Sena and the Ulfa, Bihari migrant labourers have also been killed by Khalistani terrorists in Punjab, and by the mujahedin in Kashmir. These killings are crimes as defined by the Indian Penal Code; they are also, and more disturbingly, a challenge to the very idea of India. The Constitution of India grants its citizens the right to live and work in any part of the Union. Free movement is the basis of citizenship; only if that can be assured can we claim to be one nation from Kashmir to Kanyakumari (or from Kohima to Kandla).

The most militant and (if you will) dangerous form of regionalism is based on the desire, or hope, or fantasy, to leave the Republic of India and form a separate nation of one’s own.

All these words are from Guha’s book ‘India After Gandhi’.Whatever his leanings(or yours) ,the book is eminently readable.

patriotism, patriotic sentiment OR flag-waving, xenophobia, chauvinism, jingoism..there really is very little difference between the two…a very fine line this one is…
Indians however,ALL of them seem to suffer from Xenophobia..

Let’s take a look at the divisive forces now,which range from politicians to two -bit hoodlums to those who dream of becoming a politician just like Uncle…
Just a peek into their minds courtesy various articles…because I am sure you are already aware of all these incidents..


श्रीराम सेना का गठन 2007 में हुआ था. मुख्य रूप से कर्नाटक के तटीय जिलों और मुतालिक के गृहनगर बगलकोट में सक्रिय

इस संगठन का मानना है कि हिंदुत्व का प्रचार हिंसा का सहारा लिए बिना हो ही नहीं सकता.

इसके अध्यक्ष प्रमोद मुतालिक का संघ से पुराना नाता है.
श्रीराम सेना को एक तरह से उसका मुख्यधारा में लौटने का प्रयास कहा जा सकता है. मुतालिक ने 2008 में राष्ट्रीय हिंदुस्तान के नाम से एक राजनीतिक पार्टी भी लांच की थी. इसने राज्य में पिछले साल हुए विधानसभा चुनावों में आठ उम्मीदवार खड़े भी किए थे जिनमें बगलकोट से लड़ रहा मुतालिक भी था पर सभी बुरी तरह हार गए.
बंगलुरू धमाकों के बाद सितंबर 2008 में मुतालिक ने मैंगलोर में ऐलान किया कि श्रीराम सेना के 700 सदस्यों को आत्मघाती हमले करने का प्रशिक्षण दिया जा रहा है. उसने ये भी दावा किया कि वो आतंकवाद के खिलाफ एक सेना बनाएगा जिसमें एक साल के भीतर ही 5000 लोगों को भरती कर लिया जाएगा. मुतालिक ने हिंदू युवकों से आत्मघाती दस्ते में शामिल होने की भी अपील की थी.

See!Preparations are on in full swing to kick out all the ‘others’ and then we, Hindu brothers and sisters will live happily ever after!
No!no!these are not ‘those’ others!Arre the ones that ‘manoos’ is trying to throw out!!these Biharis are our brothers!The ‘Bhaiyyas are all safe with us.”Just recite a passage from the Manusmriti for us…Thats the only condition!
See ,how easy-peasy it is to get into our Elite club!?:)
And err.. only those without a beard and ummm..’that *skull*cap’ allowed..

An interview with Raj Thackeray (What a beautiful anglicised surname!For a hypocrite of the first order!)
Action this bully/murderer calls all of this…action to get the ‘manoos’ his haq…what’s due to him…

Q.एमएनएस की स्थापना के वक्त आपने कहा था कि आपकी पार्टी सबकी भागीदारी वाली पार्टी होगी, लेकिन ये तो शिवसेना की ही कॉपी नज़र आती है।

RAJ:-What?Shiv what???I dont know any such party! *feigns amnesia*
Ans.महाराष्ट्र के लोगों की बेहतरी के लिए जो भी होना चाहिए मैं कर रहा हूं। मैं बाहरी लोगों को इनके अधिकार नहीं हड़पने दूंगा।
errr…you forgot the question moron!

Q.रोज़गार और महिलाओं की सुरक्षा के आपके वादों का क्या हुआ?

Raj:-yes,we are giving our goondas…sorry party workers training in smashing/bashing/breaking and other things…things are progressing quite nicely now…*smiles serenely like The Buddha*
Ans.मैंने काफी कुछ किया है, लेकिन मीडिया ने उसे नज़रअंदाज कर दिया। मगर जब भी मैंने उत्तर भारतीयों के बारे में कुछ कहा तो वे चिल्लाने लगे।
hellooo the question..?..Ghajini fan…?

Q.आप हिटलर के प्रशंसक हैं। उनकी कौन सी चीज़ आपको अच्छी लगती है।
Raj’s most favourite question of all…
Ans.मुझे उनकी संगठनात्मक कुशलता पसंद है, जिस तरह से उन्होंने विकास के कामों को अंजाम दिया।
*sigh*The moron! IHM YOU take it from here……

So!You see preparations are on in full swing here too ..
Maharashtrian culture needs to be preserved!so badly!:(
Maharashtrians are a dying breed you know!They will be positively extinct in a few years if we dont kick these OUTSIDERS out!Really?I swear!

We will have a Maharashtra all to ourselves…sorry..! for the ‘manoos’ and we’ll hang a board that says ‘Jai Maharashtra’ at the entrance!
All done!
and err…visitors,phoren ones you know(one has to keep the touristy thing going)( Indians can come too from their country)will ONLY be allowed to come to Bom…MUMBAI!Jai Maharashtra!
Not Vidarbha and all those places you know…
But we’ll make Mumbai Shanghai!We will!Honest!

27 अक्टूबर को मुंबई की एक डबल डेकर बस में राहुल ने राज ठाकरे की चरम क्षेत्रीय राजनीति के खिलाफ बंदूक लहराने का दुस्साहस किया और पुलिस की गोलियों का निशाना बन गया. अपनी मौत के बाद राहुल उन दसियों लाख बिहारी युवाओं के लिए एक प्रेरणा स्तंभ बन गया जिनकी भावनाएं राज ठाकरे के उत्तर भारतीयों के खिलाफ शुरू किए हिंसक अभियान के चलते काफी समय से उबाल खा रहीं थीं.

मुंबई में बिहारी समुदाय के प्रति अछूतों जसा बर्ताव और हिंसा की घटनाओं की वजह से पैदा हुई कुंठा और गुस्से के ज्वार ने जानकारों को ये कहने पर मजबूर कर दिया है कि भगवान बुद्ध के बिहार में एक नए किस्म का आतंकवाद सिर उठा सकता है.

स्थिति की गंभीरता का अंदाजा इसी बात से लगाया जा सकता है कि बिहार सरकार को राहुल के परिवार वालों से उसका अंतिम संस्कार रात्रि में कराए जाने का आग्रह करना पड़ा.

राहुल के घर कदमकुंआ से गुलाबीघाट तक पूरी शव यात्रा के दौरान सैंकड़ो युवा ‘तुम्हारा बलिदान खाली नहीं जाएगा’ के नारे लगाते रहे. बिहार की जटिल सामाजिक स्थितियों की गहरी समझ रखने वाले समाजशास्त्रियों के मुताबिक युवाओं के बीच पैदा हुए इस आक्रोश को कोरी राजनीति कह कर झुठलाया नहीं जा सकता. राहुल के अंतिम संस्कार में जुटी भीड़ और उसके पहले राज्यभर में मनसे के खिलाफ भड़का विरोध का ज्वालामुखी काफी हद तक स्वत:स्फूर्त था.

एक ऐसा समुदाय जो दशकों से देश के अलग-अलग हिस्सों में सिर्फ बिहारी होने की वजह से लोगों के तानों और मजाक का पात्र बनता रहा हो उसके ऊपर हालिया हिंसक हमलों ने जसे सब्र का बांध तोड़ देने का काम किया है. ‘बिहारियों में विस्थापन की परंपरा रही है, इसके बावजूद वो अपनी संस्कृति को सहेज कर रखते हैं. इसने उन्हें एक आसान निशाना बना दिया है. तमाम विस्थापित समुदायों के विपरीत बिहारी अपने नए कामकाजी स्थानों पर स्थायी रूप से बसने की बजाय वापस बिहार लौट कर आते रहते हैं.

Bihar!What a beautiful state!Should one give an award to Lalu you think?
Well since hunger/manutrition/starvation/despair were not enough,lets give these Biharis one more kick!To the self respect this time!Give a real hard one !
That should make them shut up for some time!

Meanwhile ,the Unemployed Bihari youth is arming himself for a war, a bloody one…
Heck!whats there to lose anyways?He has never felt like a human and now he is not considered an Indian too!
India is NOT standing up for him.
They didnt 20 years ago and they are not now..

”You voted him to power again and again and again… bear the brunt!”he is told..

This is how the seeds of hatred are sown and Naxalites/Maoists movements are born…

shhhh…. Maharashtra is being built!Honestly!One more Bihari kicked out?
One more brick laid into the Nav Nirman Abhiyaan!Beautiful system no?

बचाव पक्ष के वकील नवीन चोमल इन आरोपों को सिरे से नकारते हुए कहते हैं कि साध्वी प्रज्ञा को सिर्फ इस आधार पर मुख्य आरोपी नहीं बनाया जा सकता कि धमाके के लिए जिस मोटरसाइकिल का इस्तेमाल हुआ वो उनकी थी.

हालांकि बातचीत की ट्रांसक्रिप्ट में साध्वी का धमाकों से संबंध और भी ज्यादा स्पष्ट रूप से सामने आता है. प्रज्ञा शिकायती लहजे में बम रखने के आरोपी रामजी कलसंगरा से कहती हैं – ‘जब तुमने मेरी मोटरसाइकल का इस्तेमाल किया था तब इतने कम लोग क्यों मरे? तुमने इसे भीड़ में क्यों नहीं रखा?’

आरोप पत्र आरोपियों को किसी और धमाके से नहीं जोड़ता और एक तरह से इसमें दूसरे दक्षिणपंथी संगठनों को क्लीन चिट दे दी गई है. मगर जांच के दौरान जांचकर्ता अक्सर कहते रहे हैं कि आरोपियों ने भगवा संगठनों के ऐसे कई बड़े नेताओं का नाम लिया है जो उनकी सहायता किया करते थे. इसके अलावा एटीएस के अधिकारी दबे-छिपे इस बात को भी स्वीकार करते हैं कि पकड़े गए 11 आरोपियों के संबंध देश में हुए कई दूसरे धमाकों से होने के भी सबूत मिले हैं. इनमें अजमेर और मक्का मस्जिद में हुए धमाके शामिल हैं.
All Hindus!Quick!Stand up and rejoice!Your very own Hindu state is nearing completion!
We will have Manusmriti read out as prayer in all schools!
Little kiddies will be sent to terro….err…schools…and given training..:)

I love saffron!Dont’t you?

Presenting..The brilliant and charismatic leaders that we seem to produce /spawn on a daily basis..
मुंबई हमलों के बाद भारत के राजनीतिक नेतृत्व ने झिझकते हुए एक असहज काम की शुरुआत की है. एक ऐसा नेतृत्व बनने की शुरुआत जो अपने काम के लिए जवाबदेह हो. वसे कहावत है कि पुरानी आदत आसानी से नहीं छूटती. शायद यही वजह थी कि अपना पद छोड़ने वाले पहले तीन नेताओं ने ऐसा अपनी मर्जी से नहीं बल्कि दबाव पड़ने पर किया. दबाव डालने वाले भी डरे हुए थे कि उनका नंबर भी जल्द ही आ सकता है.
30 नवंबर को आरआर पाटिल कह बैठे कि बड़े शहरों में एकाध छोटे-मोटे हादसे होते रहते हैं और इसका मतलब खुफिया एजेंसियों की नाकामी नहीं है. चार साल से महाराष्ट्र के उपमुख्यमंत्री पाटिल को अगले ही दिन कुर्सी छोड़ने का फरमान जारी हो गया.
एक दिसंबर को विलासराव देशमुख ने दावा किया कि एक दिन पहले ताज के दौरे पर उनके साथ उनके बेटे और फिल्म अभिनेता रितेश देशमुख और निर्माता-निर्देशक रामगोपाल वर्मा का दिखना कोई असामान्य बात नहीं थी. दो बार महाराष्ट्र के मुख्यमंत्री रह चुके देशमुख से तीन दिसंबर को जाने के लिए कह दिया गया.

जिस तरीके से इन तीनों विभूतियों ने खुद को शहीद की तरह दिखाते हुए पद छोड़ा उससे साफ पता चल जाता है कि गड़बड़ी क्या है.

What amazing leaders of men!Such as I have never seen and such as Humanity will never see again!
I bow to you O’ great lords of wisdom!
‘Chotti -chotti baatein’!Beautiful mantra!Guruji’s Gyaan!Oh!I am blessed indeed!
To hear and see these pearls of wisdom drop from your mouths…
And here I was getting all jittery and turning into an insomniac!
Thank you !Your Upadeshas have set my fluttery little mind to rest!
Worrying about a few terrorists and a few AK-47s…
Silly old me!

Sheila’s Delhi indiscretion-By Atul Ramarao(READ INFECTED FROM FOOT IN THE MOUTH DISEASE TOO)

Delhi’s chief minister Sheila Dixit is not generally known to shoot her mouth off. But discretion deserted her when she suggested that uncontrolled flow of people from neighbouring states like UP and Bihar had added to the woes of the capital of India, an ever expanding urban chaos of more than 15 million people known as much for the power of its spoilt army of ‘babus’ as the crassness of its average citizens. Her opponents were quick to pounce on her even as she made a hasty retreat with profound apologies.

Madame Dixit too is of the same breed no?The politician?
A little of Guruji’s gyaan rubs off on everyone..
Puts her foot in her mouth and all that…

In Delhi, the immigrants have much less to fear. The number of ‘natives’ living in the city is infinitesimal in comparison with the ocean of ‘outsiders’. The ‘walled city’ is the home of Delhi’s ‘aborigines’ but after the August 1947 Partition even this enclave was flooded by people from Punjab. The original ‘Delhiite’ is a rare sight on city streets.
Is Delhi yours Mrs Dixit?And if it is not yours,then pray do tell whose is it?
oops sorry! Even the the ORIGINAL inhabitants don’t know where they are now…
tch..!tch!bad luck!Do try to find them though!

On Monday, those who were martyred in the Mumbai attacks on November 26, 2008 were honoured a grateful nation on Republic Day in New Delhi.
But in Nashik, the workers of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) went on a rampage in a civic school, burning and tearing apart the posters of those heroes.

The reason — locals were celebrating their martyrdom by singing Bhojpuri songs. The incident has left locals shaken and insecure.

For 11-year-old Sunita Yadav, who was at school when the mob came, it was a nightmare.
“My brother and I called for help. We hid under the staircase. My foot was hurt and I could not go to school the next day. When I returned, my mother was crying,” Sunita said.

Last February, Raj Thackeray’s hate campaign had forced an exodus from this MNS stronghold.

”Raj Thackeray may be a political dyslexic, but Shiv Sena’s career has a lesson for all of us. Communal violence can survive only when its perpetrators get away unharmed as Bal Thackeray did for years. Will the state government repeat history by dallying over sentencing MNS activists? Or will it learn from history and not allow time to reveal Raj Thackeray for the paper tiger he really is?”

-Dipankar Gupta

Professor of Sociology (JNU)

err…refer to point no MNS!2!

Anuja Rastogi who writes from the heart.Bindaas.She tells it like it is.

खुलकर सेक्स का विरोध करते हुए मैंने उन सभ्यता-संस्कृति रक्षकों को भी देखा है जिन्हें सड़क चलती हर लड़की में ‘गज़ब का माल’ दिखाई देता है। जिन्हें देखकर उनके हाथ और दिमाग न जाने कहां-कहां स्वतः ही विचरण करने लगते हैं। जिन्हें रात के अंधेरे में नीली-फिल्में देखने में कतई शर्म नहीं आती और नीली-फिल्मों के साथ रंगीन-माल भी हर वक्त जिनकी प्राथमिकता में बना रहता है। परंतु रात से सुबह होते-होते उनका सेक्स-मोह ‘सेक्स-टैबू’ में बदल जाता है।

हमारे पुराणों तक में लिखा है कि यौन-सुख स्त्री के लिए वर्जित, पुरुष के लिए हर वक्त खुला है। पुरुष आजाद है हर कहीं ‘मुंह मारने’ के लिए। यही कारण है स्त्री को अपना सेक्स चुनने की आजादी हमारे यहां नहीं है।

पता नहीं लोग यह कैसे मान बैठे हैं कि हम और हमारा समाज निरंतर बदल या विकसित हो रहा है। आज भी जब मैं किसी स्त्री को दहेज या यौन शोषण के मामलों में मरते हुए देखती हूं तो मुझे लगता है हम अभी भी सदियों पुरानी दुनिया में जी रहे हैं।
मुझे एक बात का जवाब आप सभी से चाहिए आखिर जब पुरुष अपने बल पर अंदरूनी और बाहरी सारे सुख भोगने को स्वतंत्र है तो यह आजादी स्त्रियों को क्यों और किसलिए नहीं दी जाती?

क्या इच्छाएं सिर्फ पुरुषों की ही गुलाम होती हैं, स्त्रियों की नहीं?

Anuja Rastogi, a regular reader of a magazine just like you and me.She is a teacher and lives in Bareilly.
Makes me proud to know that there are women like her from the so called small towns.
She can put the big metro city-wallahs to shame!

Our country ladies and gentlemen(though I have doubts over both now)
love it,hate it,ignore it…you live with these creatures ….
AND AN ANUJA TOO!:)Who makes me want to fight!and fight hard!

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Indian Home Maker permalink
    February 3, 2009 4:28 pm

    Me too Indyeah 🙂 We need such write ups in these gloomy days.

    And hats off to Anuja Rastogi.

    This was an engrossing read. Brilliant Indyeah. Not just Anuja Rastogi. Voices like yours also make me want to fight. Fight hard.

  2. Solilo permalink
    February 3, 2009 6:29 pm

    Thanks Indy for a good read.

    Hitler is the binding force of all lunatics world over. Shows the stupidity of our politicians. No clue whatsoever about History.

  3. Chirag Chamoli permalink
    February 3, 2009 7:08 pm

    Gyan ke Phela, App ka tag post kar diya 🙂

    This dude really gives me the creeps and he’s not the one who worries me is just a face to a lot of voice of real people! Who are they who really wants to divide India, who really think India should break, women should be treated that way. Don’t you think if this was an Idea of one man it would have died a long back.

  4. Chirag permalink
    February 3, 2009 7:09 pm

    Gyan ke Phela, App ka tag post kar diya 🙂

    This dude really gives me the creeps and he’s not the one who wories me is just a face to a lot of voice of real people! Who are they who really wants to divide India, who really think india should break, women should be treated that way. Don’t you think if this was an Idea of one man it would have died a long back.

  5. Indyeah permalink
    February 3, 2009 8:44 pm

    Indian Home Maker:-We are fighting even now ith words woth thoughts…and we will keep fighting!:)
    and on the streets too when the time comes..

    Yeah she is some woman isnt she?She says so much and so directly!

    Thank you IHM!
    You give me the ideas!:)Your posts make me want to kick ass!

    Solilo:-You are welcome!
    lately all my posts are either rants or links or news…:(…Not that i dont like it:)…but I miss my written posts..:(..will come up with one now..

    Hitler yes…all the loony ones are fascinated by another lunatic!
    their knowledge of history is well….pathetic to say the least.
    true…politicians are a stupidly intelligent breed in a weird way..

    Chirag:-saw the tag!*pas on the back*
    great work kiddo!Now that you have let the world know the age..:P

    Yes,it is not an idea of a man…it wasnt Hitler’s idea…as any psychologist will tell you this idea is a universal one…which human being(the good ones too)hasnt thought at some point of time of things as ‘Us’ versus ‘them’?
    Evry human being wants to belong to his/her ‘own ‘ group and there is always an ‘enemy’ the ‘other’ who is hated with vengeance

    All human beings are also inherently insecure…
    so these goons take advntage of the ‘identity ‘question and the ‘insecurity’and lead us like cattle..

  6. freespirit permalink
    February 3, 2009 11:50 pm

    Loved the post!

    I’m a Bihari, born and brought up in Bangalore. When I disclose this to unwary acquaintances their reaction is a stunned silence, followed up with a sheepish(the more polite ones) “oh…you’re a Bihari?!” (The power of the rhetorical!) And then the inevitable, “but you don’t look like one!” Pray, tell me, how is a Bihari “supposed to look?

    I’m also the daughter of an IPS officer. Whenever someone gets to know I have to face a barrage of questions and comments ranging from, “is your dad very strict?” and “does he carry a gun?” to “you’re a spoilt brat” and “you’re totally protected and insulated against the real world.” Get real guys! There’s only so much protection this can offer. At the end of the day I’m not always with my dad; I travel by autos and buses, just like any normal person!

    Sorry for the rant, but people who form such ridiculous preconceived notions always leave me fuming. I think I’ll do a post on this. The curses of being a seventeen year old Bihari girl, living in a different state, from an “elite” background! 😉

  7. Indyeah permalink
    February 4, 2009 12:13 am

    Freespirit:-and yeah please do write a post:)you will do justice to it..:)

  8. Balvinder Singh permalink
    February 4, 2009 2:35 am

    An insightful read. Well done Abhilasha. I am reminded of a famous Couplet by a poet

    यह वक्त भी देखा है तारीख की घड़ियों ने

    लम्हों ने खता की थी, सदियों ने सज़ा पाई

  9. Usha Pisharody permalink
    February 4, 2009 2:52 am

    Great going, Meg 🙂 The voice is getting stronger, and the passion more focussed!

    There is much that is below the surface being slowly brought to boil and seethe and destroy… all followers of the great Hitler himself!

    On what basis do segregation and separatist and parochial movements work? It cannot be a human cause, certainly… just selfish and politically motivated ones!

    I havent really read the Hindi part but I will, certainly, later 🙂

    For now, I see you growing in stature, and depth of perception, and courage of conviction! Brilliant work here!

  10. Ajit permalink
    February 4, 2009 6:11 am

    Hey Indyeah,
    Good one……
    Why dont people realize that we dont have a future if we dont stay as a single country……
    we would probably end up like Africa if we get broken up….

    This is one of your best posts…. but yes, i did not follow much of the Hindi part 🙂
    coz it takes ages for me to read 5 lines……..

  11. freespirit permalink
    February 4, 2009 8:39 am

    Checked out the post and I have to say that it says everything I want to. Your encouragement, coming as it does from an academic, is really encouraging. Thank you! 😀

  12. Solilo permalink
    February 4, 2009 6:33 pm

    Abhi, waiting for something light and touching from you 🙂

  13. Indyeah permalink
    February 5, 2009 2:27 am

    Balvinder Sir:-Thank you so much:)
    Beautiful lines these,”यह वक्त भी देखा है तारीख की घड़ियों ने
    लम्हों ने खता की थी, सदियों ने सज़ा पाई”I also loved your other blog on poems…:)will keep coming over..will add it too.:)

    Usha Pisharody:-:)Thank you so much..:)

    yes, all political reasons and look at the same pattern they all follow doesnt matter in which part of India..the madness is the same…
    do read the hindi parts too:D….Ajit has given up below..:D
    Thanks a lot..:)

    Ajit:-Thank you..:)
    ”we would probably end up like Africa if we get broken up….”
    :(thats scary…
    yeah if only people did realise the world would be utopia…

    umm….5 lines?ages?lol!!:D

    Freespirit:-Glad you liked it:)

    and hey!anytime!you are always welcome..:)and you write well.:)

    Solilo:-((hugss)))for the reminder..:)dont know whether this comes under light or not though:)

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