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Friday, February 26, 2010

Big Question on Hare Rama Hare Krishna...

 Are we religious or are we only pretending to be indians??? Its tough to get Indian visit Visa. People from other countries add India to their "Dream-Destinations" list and want to know about our country "The-India". Do we respect our culture and our tradition the way the outsiders think we do??? A lot of questions go into my mind on Foreign take on Indian religion and an Indian take on Indian religion.
Hindu saints who wear Dhoti-Kurta's and Beads all over the neck are trying to pertain the holy tradition so that the coming generations do not feel or experience the extinction of our mythological belongings. At the same time The young indian today is much more aware and is keeping the tradition alive by carrying the ethnic clothing like the linen kurta's and pyjama's,trendy jhola's with Om Namah Shivay prints just like Lord Shankar's Tiger-skinned jhola's.
This attracts the West towards East. We see expats (very well known as foreigner's) all over india wearing indian Avatars and exploring Incredible India and we are the first ones to admire them on their looks on carrying our clothes well. At the same time when 'We'-ourselves wear these Indo-Western outfits which have been originated from our mythological ancestors;we get weird faces looking at us and unexpected comments and that is when we come to know that our society itself does not accept us 'We being Ourselves'.
So what if the Sadhu's and Saints smoke Hashish like Lord Shiva used to??? So is that the only reason that we wearing our own ritual stuff  has become a Tabboo in our own society??? The Holy slogans of OM NAMAH SHIVAY and HARE RAMA HARE KRISHNA has become so much of a drama today. Just because we are Indo- Western does not mean we dope around with life. Or do we???
Today, there is a worldwide confederation of more than 400 centres, communities, NGO's (in a single City of India) all fighting to keep our traditional Clothing alive and are aiming for self-sufficiency. There is a rapid expansions in terms of numbers of membership in ISCKON within Eastern Europeon People driving towards Indian culture and India...the most genuinely Hindu of all the many Indian movements in the West will eventually spread and India will lose its own identity. Can we do something??? The answer is we are Cowards again.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Candle-light Event...

Post 26/11 Mumbai attacks we always thought no alien can harm our nation ever again as we had thought that we had seen the wost terror attacks that could ever happen... A shadowing evening in Pune on 13/2 at 7.00 pm changed our thoughts again.
Why the daily routines and situations had to change that day for every one who was affected in the blast??? Why P. Sundari ,22, had to come from bangalore to Pune to die ??? Why Anik Dhar got a job in Mumbai on 12th feb and had to celeberate the same in the bakery??? Why Anik's sister Anindyee Dhar had to ask her English literature lecturer the meaning of DEATH in the last lecture she attended before heading towards heaven??? Why did the same happen with Shilpa Goenka,23 from Kolkata who hired a rickshaw driver called Shankar Pansare,40, to drop them both in Almighty's hands??? Why Saeed Abdul Ghani,26, an Iranian Student of Symbiosis aspired to study in Pune which eventually had to lose the war he fought with his burns??? Why Nadia Materinia,37, an Italian had to lose her life in late 30's when she deserved to live the most of her life??? and above all why Gokul Nepali the most jolly waiter at German Bakery had to serve people that day when the bakery is SELF-SERVICED??? Had'nt they followed their daily routine of not serving people and gokul would have never touched that bag which exploded the bakery... but then there comes the slogan ATITHI DEVO BHAVAH!!! Gokul did no wrong...
The totally cosmopolitan place where the most beautiful people, all intermingled and shared much joy over the years had lost in the thick smoke of defeat to unwanted acts.
House-full of Germans ,Iranians, Indians and most of the Oshoites present at our beloved German Bakery had never ever thought that they were having the last breakfast of their lives.
We just griefed and went back to our routines. We started blaming our own people,suspecting every guy who wore a beard , back-packed and walked the street. What can we do to stop these un-ethical gestures thrown at us every now and then by the Political World? Why are we worried about Global Warming when the happenings around are warming our blood when we see our beloved innocent people dying in the hands of Dirty Politics. The question is why? Are we supposed to question the system or are we supposed to take an initiative on protecting ourselves? Lighting candles in the memory of dead would not help. It would just give handsome business to Candle factories. Jaago India Jaago slogans are not here just for the heck of it but it wants the Young India to do the rest to be the Best. Save Candles Save Yourself Save India.

Zanane Rajsingh

Zanane Rajsingh
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