Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It Can Not Get More Tragic than this.

A farmer from Rajasthan committed suicide during AAP rally at Delhi. The rally was to protest against the Land Acquisition Amendment bill.

The news reports asy that when the man was shoting slogens and climbing the tree there were some people egging him on. When he threatened to committee suicide also nothing much was done to discourage him. Giving fiery speeches is ok but reining in excited people also is responsibility of the speakers in a rally. News reports also say after the farmer hanged himself the AAP leaders kept giving their speeches lamanting that see the farmers are committting suicide like thiss man has done.

If New channels are to be believed, it was  tragic incidence. But there are grounds for suspection that like other dramas that this party does, it was also a drama with a different script which went horribly wrong when the poor farmer may have lost his balance and got hanged. Very difficult to say exactly what happened.

Irrespective of what lead to this tragic death the looser was the farmer and even bigger looser are his family. As for politicians, they are busy scoring their browny points, the tragic incidence has become an opportunity. Someones loss is others gain.

Rather than being the real well wishers of farmers who have suffered badly due to unseasonal rains, they all are busy turning the rosary of Farmers name for their individual political design. We have reached a sad state.

I only hope that they(farmers)  hold on as  every ones luck does change and when it is in dumps, it changes mostly for better. My heart weeps for those who have lost a lot and even more for those who have lost a lot and lost the hope too. Hold on Our 'Annadatas', this shall also pass.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TraveLore: Unhurried hurriedness at Udaipur

 A photo - travelogue on Udaipur by Preeti. Will make you feel as if you are there. read on.

TraveLore: Unhurried hurriedness at Udaipur: Unhurried Udaipur! Nestled between Aravalli hills, laced with lakes, Udaipur is lovely.  No wonder the city has captivated artists, po...

Catching the Drug Smugglers at Sea, Kudos to Coast Guard

In the constant battle of suprimacy between the protectors and the wrong doers that goes on at sea, some times the protectors (IN, Coast Guard and State Police) win and some time the bad boys win. Every time the bad boys win, the country suffers economically or may be loss of life or loss of youth (by drug addiction).

General feeling is that for every successful interception by law enforcers at least equal number slip through dragnet of the law, if not more

In this backdrop,it is to the credit of Law enforcers in general and the Coast Guard in particular that they have achieved two interceptions in quick successions. It shows that their operations have achieved some bit of maturity and it may also indicate much better co-ordination among themselves and with the intelligence people.

It also answers the critics of previous operation against terrorists,  who called those terrorist 'mere smugglers' and pretended that the CG has done a sin in killing mere smugglers and destroying their boat. In a blog on that issue I had contended that if they were smugglers they would have surrendered and enjoyed the perks of our British era law and got out on bail.

Very fact that they choose to put fire to their own boat and they sank with it indicated that they were terrorists who were scared that if they are caught they would invite non bailable stringent sections of Indian law. The surrender by these smugglers in this interception makes my stand and  also that of Coast Guard and government vindicated.

The wrong doers have it very easy at sea. The vastness of the sea and the massive number of boats few miles from coast make it simple for them. Just merge in the crowd and getting them becomes difficult. Also managing to patrol such a vast expanse is impossible. Such operations may need much better intelligence and that seem to have been perfected by our agencies (I guess). It seems to be new dawn of understand and co-ordination among our maritime law enforcers.

The doubt-fires and apologists may say whatever they want. That should not deter our people, the IN, the CG and the marine police.Let us wish them luck and many more successful interceptions.