Posts Tagged ‘Gandhi

19
Oct
14

Unheard songs by unsung hero of Congress

Dear Congress and my Voters,

First I will sing in Hindi for my Hindi audience and then mein angrezi mein gaunga. My first attempt at singing after ‘Machli Jal ki Rani hai’ song performance at ‘Chota Bhim under 40 kids association’ event

Hindi Song:-

I know you think that I shouldn’t have joined you,
Or tell you that.
But if I didn’t say it, well I’d still have felt it
Rahul says where’s the sense in that?

I promise I’m not trying to make you lose everywhere
Or return to where we were

I will go down with this ship
And I won’t put my hands up and surrender
There will be no congress flag above my door (or anywhere)
I’m a Pappu and always will be

I know I left too much mess and
destruction to come back again
And I caused nothing but trouble
I understand if you can’t talk to me again
And if you live by the rules of “it’s over”
then I’m sure that that makes sense

English Song:-

Karte hain hum aaj qabool kya keeje
Ho gayi thi jo humse bhool kya keeje
Rahul keh raha Arnabse mayassar kar bhi aao
Wo jo dabi si aas baaki hai
Wo jo dabi si aanch baaki hai
Wo jo dabi si aanch baaki hai
Wo jo dabi si… aanch baaki hai

Kismat ko hai yeh manzoor kya keeje
Haarte rahe hum badastoor kya keeje
Rahul keh raha hai Modise musalsal kar bhi aao
Wo jo ruki si raah baaki hai
Wo jo ruki si chaah baaki hai
Wo jo ruki si chaah baaki hai
Wo jo ruki si chaah baaki hai..

Yours Undeserving Dynamic Leader,

Pappu Gandhi

(S/O some Gandhi)

No Wave:-

I’m in love and always will be

11
Apr
10

Mooved – ‘Hey Ram’ se ‘Aha’ takk!


Still, history is made by the winners, is written by the followers and is manipulated by the rulers!

I had used this sentence in one of my articles and got compliments from many friends. For many days, this line was on my mind and I started looking for various examples. I wanted something that was recent, that was truly manipulated, that was truly taught in the text books! And I think I came across the best one!

It was 30th Jan,1948, Independent & Partitioned India! Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Nation or some may say, father of Pakistan was assassinated. Three bullets right from the front by a Hindu. After hitting the bullets who were the only two persons who had not panicked?

1. The one who was killed, because he was already dead by then.
2. The killer, who was as calm as the dead man.

The killer had come very close to Mahatma before hitting the bullet, thus making him close enough to hear whatever that was uttered by the great man in the end. Specially the last 2 words. There must be cries, screams & panic everywhere. The killer claims that the Mahatma uttered a faint ‘aha’ before he died, but now the text books claimed that he said ‘hey ram’.

In one of the Marathi play ‘Me Nathuram Godse Boltoy’ which was banned in Maharashtra after few days, it was claimed by the lead actor that he uttered only ‘aha’. Wait, why was this play banned in the first place? Maharashtra is an Indian state and India is a bloody democratic country where everyone has a right to express. This ban on the play confirms that the history is manipulated by the rulers. They want to pass on to the next generation what they want to. But this is a very lame reason why the history is manipulated.

In the play, the character Nathuram Godse justifies saying why Mahatma would say ‘Hey Ram’ when he was not biased between ‘Ram’ and ‘Rahim’ or ‘Krishna’ and ‘Karim’. Then why only ‘Ram’ was uttered. Will the father of nation be biased to Hindus while he claimed that he was not? He(Godse) also said that no one is following Gandhi after his death,as everybody is claiming that he said ‘Hey Ram’. The government is lying and teaching the same thing in the text book. Is this what Gandhi wanted? I don’t think so.

The lines of the play goes like this:-

I wanted just three seconds more. I moved two steps forward and faced Gandhi. Now I wanted to take out the revolver and salute him for whatever sacrifice and service he had made for the nation. One of the two girls was dangerously close to Gandhi and I was afraid that she might be injured in the course of firing. As a precautionary measure I went one more step ahead, bowed before him and gently pushed the girl away from the firing line.

The next moment I fired at Gandhi. Gandhi was very weak, there was a feeble sound like ‘aah’ from him and he fell down.

Those who were close to me saw the weapon in my hand. They rushed away from the spot. Gandhi had fallen to the ground, I was standing and the crowd had formed a ring around us.

After the firing I raised my hand holding the revolver and shouted, ‘Police, police’. For 30 seconds nobody came forward and I scanned the crowd. I saw a police officer. I signalled to him to come forward and arrest me. He came and caught my wrist, then a second man came and touched the revolver… I let it go…

I don’t know what is the truth out here. Hope I was standing there with a sound recorder. But yes, after reading many articles, anyone and everyone can smell that something is wrong. But the whole nation is suffering from running nose!

Few people claim that towards the end, many Hindus hated Gandhi because he was favoring Muslims. To raise the image of Mahatma, the government said that his last words were ‘Hey Ram’. They believed that this could restore the image of Mahatma as a strong Hindu! Why they did not restore the image of Gandhi as ‘non-racist’. (read the incident in South Africa where he made some comments against Blacks).

If this is true, then its indeed a tragedy! For a man, who only said truth, ended his life by a lie! That too, it was not his fault, it was made a lie by his followers! Followers should speak the truth, but this lie is engraved on Mahatma in Raj-ghat even today! It was debated many times, specially on his 50th Death Anniversary. It is a very good topic to study. History can not be changed, it can be studied, analysed, and passed to the next generation. But sometimes, History can be changed, it can be manipulated for the ‘greater good’!

Some deaths are mysterious, like that of Subhash Chandra Bose. Some deaths are very clear, but the reason is mysterious, like that of Mahatma Gandhi!!

Finally read the dialog from the play

I never stole in my childhood, so there was no question of apologising to my father. I never took a vow of celibacy as I was already practising celibacy. I was moving around the refugee camps and helping the destitute with food and clothes. But I did not wander half-naked because the refugees were naked. I never spun yarn, never cleaned my toilet, never observed silence till I was hanged. There was only one common factor in Gandhi’s life and mine. We were both the cause of each other’s death. He wanted to live for his principles and I was prepared to die for my principles.

Source:- The play ‘Me Nathuram Godse Boltoy’, The talk show ‘Mahatma v/s Gandhi’, other articles!

PS:- Apologies for the extensive use of the word ‘claim’ but it was unavoidable.

23
Mar
10

Brahmacharya & Freedom Fighters

Today is the day when Shaheed Bhagat Singh was executed when the best lawyer and father of India did nothing. Some say that he was not having that much influence on British to stop the execution, some say that he was being selfish, some say that he was involved in the execution and there are many other theories. Different followers of these great personalities express their anger about the same. So why did he not save Bhagat Singh? Personally I feel that he must have tried his best to save the young hot blood of India from execution. He must not be THAT influential indeed. But if he was not THAT influential, then why are we giving credit to him for independence? I feel that after second world war, British Empire became weak, and the rising pressure of independence movement resulted in to free India. Independence movement was created by both Muslim League & INC.

Coming back to the topic, 2nd October is a national holiday, why not 27th September. Ohh, that was the day when Bhagat Singh was born. In a way, giving holidays is not the solution at all. I think the working hours should be increased to pay respect to both the freedom fighters, but still, did you know about 27th September?

In September 2007 the governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Khalid Maqbool, announced that a memorial to Bhagat Singh will be displayed at Lahore museum, according to the governor “Singh was the first martyr of the subcontinent and his example was followed by many youth of the time.” This is the respect both Indians and Pakistanis gives equally to him. But still many fail to remember today.

Brahmacharya of both of them:-
Bhagat Singh, a man who escaped marriage to serve for his country. And on the other side was him, the father of nation. I started reading about the later when I came across many events that really raised my eye brows. Before that, I must admit that I respect him to that extent that I have read ‘My Experiments with Truth’ and other many articles on him. So these are some events about him adapting Brahmacharya:-

1. When he was 16 his father became very ill. Being very devoted to his parents, he attended to his father at all times during his illness. However, one night, his uncle came to relieve him for a while. He retired to his bedroom where carnal desires overcame him and he made love to his wife. Shortly afterward a servant came to report that his father had just died. He felt tremendous guilt and never could forgive himself. He came to refer to this event as “double shame.” The incident had significant influence in him becoming celibate at the age of 36, while still married
My instant reaction:- So convenient and thought upon decision. After 20 years he became celibate!

2. Towards the end of his life, it became public knowledge that he had been sharing his bed for a number of years with young women. He explained that he did this for bodily warmth at night and termed his actions as “nature cure”
My instant reaction:- Spinning the wheel can also create blankets that can give lot of warmth! I use it!

My instant reactions were so childish. I doubt any justification for the first point. It is his daring nature that he came out with truth, accepted it, and decided to punish himself. Today, Men cheat on their wives and come home with a smile on their face. But for the second point, I went into details to understand about his experiments. His Stenographer left the job because he saw him sleeping naked with his women disciples. Later I read about his experiments with Brahmacharya, that are still to be understood by me. I am sure it has its own reason and level of thinking. I am too small to understand it. I have no right to point out all these things as I have not contributed even a fraction of what he has done to his country, freedom and thoughts of billions of minds! It was just hard to ignore. May be it is new topic for research.

In the end, I salute both the personalities for their respective contribution in their own respective ways. It is tough to follow any one of them. The research is on, I hope I will come up with some answer some day.

To Bhagat Singh, who not only lived, but also died for our freedom!




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