Too Lazy to Vote – Think why you shouldn’t vote?

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Too Lazy to Vote – Think why you shouldn’t vote?

On evening when the Chief Election Commission sounded bugle for commencement of the biggest festival of Democracy, Elections, posting this picture I found on Facebook to salute the spirit of this young lady to contribute to this festival of Democracy.

Many of us come up with wired reason for ‘Not’ to vote.  I wouldn’t say I agree or disagree to all, but humbly request them to pause for a second, see the enthusiasm of your fellow countrymen & think why you shouldn’t. If the spirit of lady in picture doesn’t inspire you to vote for country, then you also have no right to say about its imperfection. 

Sharing this picture with an expectation that it would inspire someone to shed ‘laziness’ & ‘reasons’ and step up ahead to vote.

Value Add : Official Close of Republic Day Ceremony – ‘Beating Retreat’

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Beating Retreat Illumination of Raisina Hill, New Delhi, 2014

One of the less known and very traditional ceremony of India’s Republic Day celebration is called ‘Beating Retreat’ ceremony.  Beating Retreat ceremony marks official completion of Republic Day celebrations and this ceremony takes place on January 29, three days after Republic Day, January 26.

I have never attended this ceremony, but became aware of it during 2011 when they changes were made to this traditional ceremony and an official circular was released.  According to Wikipedia and other news articles, below is the glimpse of what is being performed during this ceremony.

The ceremony starts by the massed bands of the three services marching in unison, playing popular marching tunes like Colonel Bogey March, Sons of the Brave and Qadam Qadam Badaye Ja. The Fanfare by buglers then is followed by the bands of the Indian Army marching forward in quick time, then breaking into slow time, then by the ‘compound march’ involving movements to form intricate and beautiful patterns. The massed military bands, again, breaks into quick time and goes back to the farthest end of Raisina Hills. Then the Pipes and Drums of the Indian Army play traditional Scottish tunes and Indian tunes like “Gurkha Brigade”, Neer’s “Sagar Samraat” and “Chaandni” . This band also does a compound march and formation numbers. The last bands to perform are the combined bands of the Navy and the Air Force. This part of the ceremony ends with their compound march.

The three band contingents march forward and take position close to the President’s seat. The drummers, mostly from the pipe bands, give a solo performance, known as the Drummer’s Call. A regular feature of this pageant is the last tune played before the Retreat, when the National Flag is lowered. The chimes made by the tubular bells, placed quite at a distance, creates a mesmerizing ambiance. This is followed by the bugle call for Retreat by the buglers, and all the flags are slowly brought down. The band master then marches to the President and requests permission to take the bands away, and informs that the closing ceremony is now complete. The bands march back playing a popular martial tune and the official march of the Armed Forces, Saare Jahan Se Achcha.

As soon as the bands cross Raisina Hills a spectacular illumination display is set up on the North and South Blocks of the Parliament building. As the PBG’s horse mounted troops arrive back in after the bands leave, the band stops as another band is stationed to play the National Anthem again as the President receives the final National Salute for the day by the PBG, before the President and the PBG depart with the bands.

– Source: Wikipedia
Picture Credit: Anonymous on internet

A World’s View Without Glasses – Is the appointment of Satya Nadella a feather in India’s cap or a slap in the face for the Indian system?

With Satya Nadella being elevated to Microsoft CEO, social & mobile media flooded with messages congratulating we as Indians.  Unlike others we as nation are always happy to take pride of achievements of PIO’s even though they have never endorsed us as part of their life. 

When on some of  the channels I asked the tough questions, I was not seen with good eye, in fact one of the person went to extent of labeling me of ‘jealousy’ for Satya & being unpatriotic.  Guys give it a break, neither I was anywhere near as competition to Satya to Jealous of him and if asking tough questions related to country’s ‘Poor’ system, I am happy to be ‘unpatriotic’. 

Today came across one fine article from firstpost.com on this subject and can’t resist to share it with all… Though some of the metaphors are not fully subscribing to my thoughts, it would really an eye-opener for one who doesn’t see the world with blind-eye.

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Nadella as Microsoft CEO: A slap in the face for Indian system

Is the appointment of Satya Nadella a feather in India’s cap or a slap in the face for the Indian system?

While Indian newspapers were over the moon about Nadella’s elevation, with some justification, there is another side to the story we need to consider: why is it that India’s tech and other geniuses flower only in the US or Silicon Valley?

Why is it that every India-origin person to win a Nobel after independence in the sciences is not an Indian citizen any more? Hargobind Khurana won the prize for medicine in 1968, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar for physics in 1983 and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan for chemistry in 2009. All of them flowered only because they left India, and not because they were Indians per se. They left India behind.
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Brainless Bomb : Coincidences of Words – Choose Wisely !!!

Cry has 3 letters
so does Joy.

Hate has 4 letters
so does Love.

Lying has 5
so does Truth.

Under has 5
so does Above.

Angry has 5 letters
so does Happy.

Wrong has 5 letters
so does Right.

Enemies has 7 letters
so does Friends.

Negative has 8 letters
so does Positive.

Are they by Coincidences?

It means Life is like a Double edged Sword,
We should choose the BETTER SIDE OF LIFE!

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By the way,

Manmohan (Manmohan Singh) has 8 letters &
and so does Narendra (Narendra Modi).

Choose Wisely!!!

– a WhatsApp creativity, I loved & thought of sharing.

Note: The post is intended to share  & cherish the humor across general public and is not intended to cause any derogatory remarks/ statements to any institution or individual.  I am not the author or publisher of the original content.

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Brainless Bomb : Everything should be in Balance…

Common Man Cartoon

God was in the process of creating the universe.

And he was explaining to his angels…

‘Look everything should be in balance.”

For example, after every 10 deer there should be a lion.

Look here my fellow angels….

Here is the country of the United States of America.

I have blessed them with prosperity and money. But at the same time I have given them insecurity & tension.

And here is Africa,

I have given them beautiful nature. But at the same time, I have given them climatic extremes.

And here is South America.

I have given them lots of forests. But at the same time, I have given them lesser land so that they would have to cut off the forests.

So you see fellows, everything should be in balance.

One of the angel asked… ‘God, what is this extremely beautiful country here?’

God said.. ‘Ahah…that is the crown piece of all. My most precious creation, ‘INDIA’

It has understanding & friendly people, sparkling streams and serene mountains.

A culture, speaks of the great tradition that they live. Technologically brilliant, and with a mighty heart.

The angel was quite surprised:

‘But God you said everything should be in balance.’

God replied..

‘Look, I have given them… ‘Congress’.

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– a WhatsApp creativity, I loved & thought of sharing.

Note: The post is intended to share  & cherish the humor across general public and is not intended to cause any derogatory remarks/ statements to any institution or individual.  I am not the author or publisher of the original content.

Brainless Bomb : Are we really a Young Nation?

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India of Dreams

On eve of India’s 67th Independence day, an individual asked a question, at 67 are we young nation anymore?  It was a question, we do have our share as developing nation, but are we young any more?

Though I had an answer to the question I restrained from speaking out as wanted to also hear other voices & views, and then it came, a masterpiece, comic & laughable but full of sarcasm, re-producing the conversation for all those you can laugh…

Q:  At verge of retirement of 67, is India a really Young Nation?

A: Who said verge of retirement is 67, check out the ages of our leaders, Hon. President is 78, Hon. Vice President is 76, Hon. PM at 81 and with most of members of parliament are above 60, so at 67 we as nation are really Young.

Though the answer left me speechless, humorous but speechless. On a serious note, I do think yes we are a young nation, not to counter point that our leaders are aged as compared to its residents, you and me. The fact is United Kingdom became a Union sometime in 1707 (306 years & counting), so does United State of America became Union in 1776 (237 years & counting) and China became republic in 1912 (101 years & counting).

We can debate numbers but the fact is we are evolving, as a nation and as a society and we have a long way to go before we held our head high to realize the dreams of our founding fathers, and in this sense I say, yes we are, we are a Young Nation at 67.

Brainless Bomb : Is there going to be 2014?

There is lot of chatter in social media about 2014 general elections, specially after Narendra Modi‘s speech in Hyderabad.  People have bombarded social media with status relating to 2014 general elections, like waiting for 2014…

However, looking at attacks by neighbors, polarization (mostly driven by up-holders of so-called secularism), worst state of economy & deteriorating, it looks to me that a stage is all set for history to repeat, yes you guess it right, Emergency of 1976.

This is want prompted me to pen down this statement or should I say unanswered question, is there going to be 2014?