‘Jan Gan’ ke ‘Man Ki Baat’ -Deeply Disappointed or Hopes Alive?

The NDA government at the Centre has completed a year in office.

During the previous UPA government’s term from 2009 to 2014, in 2009 while assuming the power in its second term after 1999 the earlier Congress government, had promised a lot to achieve in their first ‘100 days’, and which we all know what they achieved, leave alone the first ‘100 days’, but even during the whole term of five years.

So, when the Country went to poll in April-May 2014, the urge for an ‘overall change’ in the public brings in the new BJP government at the Centre.

When BJP come to power a media house conducted a ‘survey’ asking the people their ‘hopes from the Modi government’ (wherein I also get a chance to share my views with them)

It was on 23rd of May, that I contact them and send a mail, wherein I refer them two posts on my blog and I write to them as below;

‘Till I forward my list of hopes one by one, I would like to share these links from ‘Samajshilpi’ blog of poems and articles related to Namo

Bharat Namo Namaah:
Namo Bharat:

And later on, on 26th May I had specifically sent this message then;

‘We hope the new government totally accountable towards the public and will establish law and order in the society. It should establish the ‘rule of the law’, should instill faith in the public, should rebuild INDIA as a ‘living soul’ and would promptly react to the problems of ‘common man’…”

Apart from the above when the agency called to me on 26.05.2014 (I hope I am correct) I told them that what I wish to see after this government’s taking over was an ‘overall change in the attitude’ of the government machinery towards people and this government will ensure to awake the ‘soul of the nation’ taking all into one thread and helping in to build an “atmosphere of peace and harmony” among the people of India.

So, if we have to assess the improvements under the new government at the center, we can do this only by tracking with our hopes and aspirations from the new government or the disappointments from the earlier UPA rule or the reasons for which people vote for ‘change’.
On 28.04.2011 I had written this article ‘Deeply disappointed’ wherein I had mentioned my thoughts about the various issues and the sentiments about the social issues that we ‘the people of India’ are concerned with.
It was the time, when the movement led by Anna Hazare was in full swing and the country embarked upon a new beginning …
I am reproducing the same article below again and wish that the readers share their views and comments about how they view these issues and there dealing with by the new government – the ‘Namo’ government.
While the media took on the ‘Performance’ of the new government within the last one year I think it is better to assess where the ‘common man’ stand today after ‘four years’, and not after ‘one year’, since the ‘issues’ concerning with the general public matters much more, irrespective of who came to power.
And I am sorry to say that, inspite, of the ‘hope’ and the ‘hype’ for development and ‘acche din’, there are still many core issues that this government needs to tackle with..

I hope that the ‘list of disappointments’ given in the below article rightly expresses our ‘Hopes from the Namo Government’ and the ‘grave areas’ where this government still needs to put in ‘serious and sincere efforts’…
अविनाश (Scrapwala) ની રચના April 28, 2011
(‘Deeply disappointed ’…सा)

When our respected Prime Minister expressed his ‘deep disappointment’ over Anna Hazare’s fasting, it left me hurt, and the many disappointments that I feel time to time and in our daily routine which gets backtracked with time, started hammering me.
These are the ‘disappointments’ that I carry and for that matter most of my fellow countrymen also carry, but we do not let our respected PM know (?) all these.
Now, taking this opportunity I would like to let our PM knows how much disappointed we are; I feel disappointed because still after 62 years of independence many of us are still deprived of basic amenities, many do not get food and die of starvation, ‘shelter’ for all is still a ‘dream’, many villages are still without ‘electricity and ‘power-cuts’ & ‘load-shedding’ continue to remind us that ‘development’(?) is still a ‘distant dream’. Even we do not have ‘pucca’ road at many places and wherever they are the condition is not good and the roads are not repaired and maintained properly.
Atrocities on children have increased, children lost are not traced back, Rape and Ransom killings have become a social menace, cricketers are paid more than the jawans who lost their lives while fighting at border and in house with Maoists, naxalites and mafias.
We are absolutely helpless on the increasing Crimes, Rape, Ransom killings, Ragging and to add this the 4th evil R of our society –Reservation issues- which freely allows to loot the national property and all innocent suffers on account of road blockages-train blockages etc and moreover nation looses revenue on account of non-functioning of our day to day businesses.
When so many do not get food for even one time our MPs are served with subsidized food. Billion of rupees are wasted due to non-functioning of the Parliament. I feel very disappointed when maximum farmers commit suicide from the state which the Agriculture Minister belongs to.
Serious issues are easily politicized to reduce their gravity and public attention is diverted by creating fraction among society and their various groups.
I feel agonized when I cannot call back the non-performing and corrupt MPs and replace them with a new one.
When traffic restrictions during Ministers and Prime Minister’s visit left someone die because of not getting medical treatment or reach hospital within time, what should we feel like?
Our jawans are lost to frequently fighting infiltration in Kashmir whereas the likes of Afzal Guru and Kasab enjoy our hospitality in jails. Attack on parliament left many jawans killed and similarly we lost officers like Karkare in terrorist’s attacks but the ‘culprits’ and ‘masterminds ‘ are still alive. Martyr’s families are treated badly; even their widows are treated badly and terrorized by antisocial elements.
Where the common man is struggling to make both ends meet together Corrupted politicians and goons are really enjoying the party. Corruption is scaling newer heights and increased to such an extent that honest officers are burnt alive and harassed to the level that they commit suicide.
And to summarize at last- appointment of corrupt CVC, Sex scandals, sex-for-marks scandals, never ending scams, Inflation, price –rise, killing of RTI activists, aborting girl child, honor killings, Jessica –Mattoo murder, Nithari case, Aarushi case, railway accidents-unmanned railway crossings-crimes in trains, the innumerous murders and rapes reported and not reported, the central agencies and human rights cry for the criminals died in en-counter in Gujarat but sleeps when murders, rapes, burnt alive incidents took place in UP. Environmental issues are also politicized and used to discriminate between states. You as a ‘CEO’ of this country have to own this and responsible for all.
And last but not the least my respected Sir, a person like you instead of supporting Hazare’s movement
and welcoming his step was ‘disappointed’… and this is enough to disappoint all of us.
At least the public has not cheated you; they have given you a second term, But for the FOUR days of Anna’s fast we feel cheated by the ruling party and that too a party like ‘congress’ which took four days time to agree to Hazare’s demand.
(I have deliberately delayed the publishing of this post, so that the disappointments are not faded with time. I hope that the list will reduce with time instead of growing further).

Contd…

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ઉત્તરાયણ..

૧.

તું
જોતો રહ્યો રાહ
સારા પવનની,

તું
માંજતો રહ્યો દોરીને
કે પતંગ કપાય નહિ,

તું
કરતો રહ્યો હંમેશાં
બે પતંગ સાથે ઉડાડવાની કોશિશ,

ને ઉત્તરાયણ જતી રહી..

એક પતંગ, એક દોરી અને થોડી હવા,
બસ આટલું પુરતું નથી જીવી લેવા માટે?

 

૨.

કોઈને ઉડાડવી ગમે,
કોઈને કાપવી
કોઈ બસ દૂરથી જોઇને ખુશ થઇ લે,
ને કોઈ રાહ જુએ ગમતીલાં પતંગના કપાવાની
તો કોઈ વડી લંગરિયા નાખીને લૂંટે પણ ખરાં

કેટલું કહી જાય છે માનવમન વિષે
આ ઉત્તરાયણ!

 

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‘किरमिच’ … ( ‘Canvas of Life’ )

समय कि कूंची चली है
यादों के दृश्य बिखरे है
जिंदगी के ‘किरमिच’ पर
आज कई रंग उभरे है

रंगीन कुछ
कुछ काले,
कुछ निखरे
कुछ धुन्धलाये
लेकिन सब ऐसे, जैसे
दिल खोल के जी आये

कई जज़्बात इनमे बोल रहे है
रिश्तों कि कहानियां कह रहे है
उम्र के पड़ाव इनमे झलक रहे है
हर दौर का हिसाब मांग रहे है

मेरे तब का मैं
और मेरे अब का मैं
दोनों आमने सामने है
सवाल भी मैं
और जवाब भी मैं
फिर भी उलझनें बाकी है

लगता है एक उम्र गुज़र गयी
कभी लगता है कि
अभी तो जिंदगी शुरू हुई,

या फिर कट चुकी है आधी
और बाकी है आधी,
‘चितकबरी’‘किरमिच’
टंगी हुई दीवार पर

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हौसला

पेंच उलझते जा रहे थे
मुश्किलें बढती जा रही थी
बर्दाश्तगी छटपटाने लगी थी
सांस घुंटने लगी थी
लगता था जैसे हर मोड पर
साज़िश शतरंज बिछाये है,

मैं दांव चल नहीं रहा था
और वो जीत कि ग़लतफहमी में थे
मैं गिरती इंसानियत देख रहा था
वो गुलाम कि अकड पर हैरान थे,

हाँ, आखिर, थे तो हम गुलाम ही ,

मैं मुट्ठी भर भर हिम्मत जुटा रहा था
सपने तिनका तिनका फिसल रहे थे
मैं परबत परबत हौसला जुटाने लगा
सपनों के महल डगमगाने लगे
मायूसी रोज़मर्रा हो गयी
बार बार जो वो मेरे वजूद कों ठुकराने लगे

लेकिन, यही वक्त था कि,
मैंने सीने में हौसला भर लिया
और ‘बगावत’ कर ली
उनकी मालिकियत ठुकरा के
अपनी जिंदगी, अपने नाम कर ली

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The Moment …

In the Midst of chaos all over,
But somewhere the silence surrounds,
Making seem everything still,
Making each Moment for now to be drowned…
Drowned in the touch
That the soul felt before,
Drowned in the memories
Making feel alive each time more…

It’s like everything at this moment
Says a lot,
But got no word for now to speak,
It’s like the feelings are quite intense
Making the warmth around to be bleak…

The heartbeats are felt just too loud,
There is hollowness deep inside,
Making the silence grow deeper
Making feel as if the heart never cried…

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Oh Beloved!

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Oh beloved!

You always rescue me,
Whenever I am lost in the woods of deceiving world..
So easily..

You dig me out
From the depth of my own mind,
Where I have locked myself..
So easily..

You give me the sword of love
And huge wave of turbulence falls in place..
That easily..

You smile, so innocently..

And when I look into your eyes, I realize the beauty of myself..
Thank you, love!

You touch me,
And the world is charming again..
That simply, that easily..

You hug me
And there is serenity, calmness, stability..
Wow.. It’s easy..

And when you kiss me,
Nothing exists except for the truth..
I might have forgotten it for a moment,
But now I remember..
It’s crystal clear.. The truth..
So kiss me..
Ooooooo.. So easily..

I ask you,
How will I ever repay you?
You smile..
Hold me tight..
And say.. Love me back..
This easily..

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क्या कीजे ?!!!

जब चलें हवाएँ सर्द तो क्या कीजे?!
जब याद आ जाए कोई दर्द तो क्या कीजे?!

उम्र गुज़ारी है हमने रो रो कर
खुशियाँ निभाए न फ़र्ज़ तो क्या कीजे?!

भारी है पलकें अभी ख्वाबों के बोज़ से
उतरे नहीं मोहब्बत मैं क़र्ज़ तो क्या कीजे?!

नज़म -ए-दिल हम भी सुनाते अय “मुस्ताक”
जब मिले न कोई तर्ज़ तो क्या कीजे !!!

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Music and Life : Geet Gaataa Chal …

Music for all of us is a part of our life, or should I say it is ‘religion’ for all of us, or may be more than that.
It is also a positive force that keeps us going and a good healer too.

It may not be everything for us; still it is there with all aspects of our life.

And above all it is‘worship’ for those who love music and those who are connected with it in some other way.

So, in our offerings of prayers to the goddess ‘Saraswati’ I sincerely wish that as long as I live and continue this journey of life, ‘music’ is there with me at every moment and the journey be eternal musical forever …

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All of us love music and we are attached to it for various reasons. For me, it is an ongoing activity which rules my sub-conscious and conscious mind every time.
It motivates me a lot. It acts like an inspirational force for me.

It has been almost since my childhood that I was addicted to Radio for listening songs and as I grow, that continued and the addiction also grows more with collection of cassettes, now collection CDs, getting done recording of songs, searching for rare songs etc etc.

So, music is always there with me in my day to day life.

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When I was a bachelor the ‘mono cassette recorder’ with me use to start early morning, in fact I used to rise from bed straight to put on a cassette to play (starting with ‘bhupaali’/devotionals, and then moving for brush and tea preparation.
Then, till I left for office it continued to play and when I came back from office I start the music till I go to bed. The cassette player has to be auto stopped (usually) as I go to sleep while listening to the songs/albums for that day.

Then, as I joined distance education and use to study and do assignments at home, I use to listen to music during breaks of my study or when I wish to take some jigs on my favorite songs. (To ‘unwind’ as they put up nowadays).

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After getting active with Atul ji’s blog, it has become my daily routine to share some songs either on daily basis. If not sharing, preparing for the songs to be shared, or searching for the songs that are in my memory since years back and while searching if I find something new (in our case the terminology is ‘old and rare’) then sharing them.
So music is continuously going on in my mind.

At work also whenever I get break or time to think during intervals I am thinking of songs that are yet to make to the blog.

Further in today’s stressful life we face many different situations time to time , a music lover like me always finds songs to face the situations, get out of it – if it is a troubled situation or enjoy and celebrate or cheer – if it something positive happening or getting succeeded in any assigned task (of work or of personal interest).

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Few months back, we have to rush to a place about 475 kms away from my base station, as my elder daughter was hospitalized due to sudden illness. When she was hospitalized and her colleagues were with her (and she was out of danger), instead of starting instant, as it was already 9 PM, and I was still in travel back from my office, we decided to move on early morning next day. So I get time to take all my favorite albums with me.
However on the first day the ‘music system’ was under the control of by my younger daughter so we have to listen to mostly the newer songs.

The next two days were more hectic and there was no scope to listen the songs, though prayers were going on in our mind. After my elder daughter was discharged from hospital, my wife and younger daughter accompany her and stay at her Hostel room to give support.
When everything was settled we decided to visit a Aashram on the banks of Narmada River in Narmada district near Rajpipla. This is the place which we visit at least once in a year and I always wish that I get more chance to visit there and can spend a longer duration there. Well this time we were getting a night stay there and most importantly darshan of Swamiji.
Darshan of Swamiji is possible only few hours starting late night.

As my younger daughter stayed back to support her Didi at the hostel, me and my wife took up for the aashram.
Our travel has to be for at least 3 hours one side, so there was enough time for me to get on with my favorite songs too.
One of the albums that I carried with me was ‘Immortal melodies from Navketan Films: Vol.2-Philosophical’ (SA re ga ma – Bombay Talkies)
(Few years back I had got this one album from a famous online store)

As the playlist proceeds one by one this song appears!

‘Man ke mandir mein jalti rahe geet sangeet ki aarti,
Mujhko vardaan de, mujhko vardaan de Maata Saraswati …’

When the word by word fall on my ear I was relating it with our daily life, the daily activities that we perform and finally we search some time for leisure, some time to take us off from the hectic life, some to time to unwind ourselves…
But now it has become difficult, because, as far as I am concerned I get very less time to play my favorite CD/DVD’s, to listen all the cassettes that I have collected over these 29 years so far. Sometime I am angry with myself for the job I have taken and for the circumstances I have created myself which give very less time for me.

But none the less the songs are there playing all the time in my mind and what if I cannot hear the CDs or Cassettes, I can sing them I can keep humming different songs according to the changing situations whatever I faced and wherever I am. That way I remain connected to music every time all the time.

The song that I mentioned above says it all for me. All I can pray to God that ‘sukh dukh mein aap sadaa hamaare saath rehna, aur man ke mandir mein sangeet ki jyot jalaaye rakhna’ (I remember the very first time when I meet Swamiji he aksed me what I wish from the Gods as he has already given me a ‘happy life’, so he advised me that whenever I pray to God I should only asked him to ‘be with us in our ‘hard times’ as well ‘when we are sailing smooth’)

Haath bhi nahin jab hil sake
Saaz bhi jab nahin paas ho

Maut bhi ho saamne khadi
Mushkil aur har saans ho

Man ke mandir mein jalti rahe
Geet sangeet ki aarti
Mujhko vardaan de
Maata Saraswati

How true it is, because going through hard times also we were connected to the divine form of Music – listening, singing and praying Prarthanaa, Bhajans at the ‘Aashram’

‘Man ke mandir mein jalti rahe – Geet Sangeet ki Aarti’…

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Cleanliness Pledge

स्वच्छता शपथ

( स्वच्छ भारत – एक कदम स्वच्छता की ओर )

महात्मा गांधी ने जिस भारत का सपना देखा था उसमे सिर्फ राजनैतिक आज़ादी ही नहीं थी, बल्कि एक स्वच्छ एवं विकसित देश कि कल्पना भी थी !

महात्मा गांधी ने गुलामी कि जंजीरों कों तोड़कर माँ भारती कों आज़ाद कराया !

अब हमारा कर्तव्य है कि गंदगी कों दूर करके भारत माता कि सेवा करें !

मैं शपथ लेता हूँ कि मैं स्वयं स्वच्छता के प्रति सजग रहूँगा और उसके लिए समय दूंगा !

हर वर्ष १०० घंटे यानी हर सप्ताह २ घंटे श्रमदान करके स्वच्छता के इस संकल्प कों चरितार्थ करूँगा !

मैं न गंदगी करूँगा न किसी और कों करने दूंगा !

सबसे पहले मैं स्वयं से, मेरे परिवार से , मेरे मुहल्ले से, मेरे गाँव से एवं मेरे कार्यस्थल से शुरुआत करूँगा !

मैं यह मानता हूँ कि दुनिया के जो भी देश स्वच्छ दिखतें हैं उसका कारण यह है कि वहाँ के नागरिक गंदगी नहीं करते और न ही होने देते हैं !

इस विचार के साथ मैं गाँव-गाँव और गली-गली स्वच्छ भारत मिशन का प्रचार करूँगा !

मैं आज जो शपथ ले रहा हूँ, वह अन्य १०० व्यक्तियों से भी करवाऊंगा !

वे भी मेरी तरह स्वच्छता के लिए १०० घंटे दें, इसके लिए प्रयास करूँगा !

मुझे मालूम हैं कि स्वच्छता कि तरफ बढ़ाया गया मेरा एक कदम पूरे भारत देश कों स्वच्छ बनाने में मदद करेगा !

 

(re-blogged from Local Circles)

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Jan Gan Mangal Daayak Yaan _ जन गण मंगल दायक यान

(Sharing herewith my thoughts on India’s successful Mars Orbit Mission (MOM) on 24.09.2014)

जन गण मंगल दायक यान
मंगल पर है अपना यान
मंगल
मंगल
मंगल यान
अमंगल हरता मंगल यान
जन गण मंगल दायक यान
मंगल पर है अपना यान

जग को दिया शून्य का ज्ञान
धन्य है भारत का विज्ञान
पूर्वजों का है वरदान
अंतरिक्ष कि दूरी आसान
मंगल कक्षा में मंगल यान
मंगल बेला में किया प्रयाण
जय जय जय हो मंगल यान
मंगल
मंगल
मंगल यान

जय जवान और जय किसान
जय जय जय जय जय विज्ञान
अंतरिक्ष में ली है उड़ान
लहराया है तिरंगा महान
लाल ग्रह पर अपने निशान
मंगल भुवन है मंगल यान

पुरुषार्थ का इनको है मान
अपने देश कि है ये शान
बढ़ाया भारत का सम्मान
कर्तव्य पूर्ति का है अभिमान
जन जन जिनका ऋणी हैं
ऐसे वैज्ञानिक महान
जन जन का ये स्वाभिमान

जन गण मंगल दायक यान
मंगल पर है अपना यान
मंगल
मंगल
मंगल यान
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Jan Gan Mangal Daayak Yaan
Mangal par hain apna Yaan
Mangal
Mangal
Mangal Yaan
‘Amangal’ hartaa mangal yaan
Jan Gan Mangal Daayak Yaan
Mangal par hain apna Yaan

Jag ko diya shoonya ka gyaan
Dhanya hai Bharat ka vigyaan
Purvajon ka hai vardaan
Antariksh ki doori aasaan
Mangal kaksha mein Mangal yaan
Mangal bela mein kiya prayaan
Jai jai jai ho Mangal yaan
Mangal
Mangal
Mangal Yaan

Jai jawaan aur jai kisaan
Jai jai jai jai jai vigyaan
Antariksh mein lee hai udaan
Lehraaya hai tirangaa mahaan
Laal grah par apne nishaan
Mangal bhuwan hai Mangal yaan

Purushaarth ka inko hai maan
Apne desh ki ye hai shaan
Badhaaya Bharat ka sammaan
Kartavya purti ka hai abhimaan
Jan jan jink wruni hain
Aise vaigyanik mahaan
Jan jan ka ye swaabhimaan

Jan Gan Mangal Daayak Yaan
Mangal par hain apna Yaan
Mangal
Mangal
Mangal Yaan

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