Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Maid in India by Laveena | Book Review at ILN

While the authors are busy in making money, maids are busy in managing the household for wives who are busy in their offices and personal affairs and husbands are busy earning for the family, there is something else going on which will give you, for sure, a tickle, which I must tell you.

Recently, I have come across a book – ‘Maid in India, written by an Indian housewife, Laveena. She has written a very very, if I might say so, an ultra-short form of narrative which runs hardly around 20-22 pages. The best thing is, you just need half an hour of your so much busy life to read it, understand it and also agree to the author’s thoughts which she toss to you in her book. Maid in India is not a fiction; it’s a ‘must be reality’ which should come to the ground of truth if we want our India to do great!

[caption id="attachment_1055" align="alignnone" width="297"]laveena-author-of-maid-in-india Laveena, the author[/caption]

A story of Maya, the bored and worried housewife, her husband Mohit and a maid – Pooja, who just changes everything in the novel, will surely attract your attention. While I talked to the author, she was very confident of her efforts. Her book opens a new vista of probabilities, philanthropy and goodwill that can (and should prevail) in the society. A maid, who is in her teenage, is taught the lessons of life as well skill to do something ‘on her own’ and earn a ‘name’ for herself. And the best part is, who teaches her? It’s none other than Maya herself who hired Pooja for her household chores. While a typical maid story could lead you to the man of the family having extramarital affairs (those modern authors!) with the maid and a breaking point in the family, this story by Laveena gives you a real opportunity to think – can we be a little honest? Could we provide a little space to the humanity that resides within each of us?

A must read for the housewives, and they must go through this little book which will hardly take an hour. Read it and you will understand why I am on all praise mode for Laveena and her book. Moreover, I am not a housewife, nor a husband, still, I enjoyed reading the book so much. Therefore, I also encourage men to go through the book to understand on which grounds Mohit, the husband in the book, supported Maya and on which grounds he could have supported her more.

Take it on any Sunday and you will be delighted! Happy reading folks!

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Yes, I am an ULTRA NATIONALIST!

Have we not made a mockery of ‘national sentiments’ these days? Looking at how the ‘elite class of intellectuals’ is behaving recently, one can safely infer that nationalism and national sentiment have been the butt of satire today. Who are these people? Where they have come from? What do they think of India? All these questions demand answers, and not from others but these elitists themselves.

It’s a sad state for India that these people from the ‘headless elite’ class are in plenty and spread over different professions. You can raise your head and just have a rough look in the politics, sports, journalism (how could I leave that), bollywood (another unmissable), literary fraternity, science, history and what not… you will find these people omitting venom at every possible dot they find between the tightly knit thread holding together the thing called India. I am quite confused – where to start? Whom should I pick up and thrash first of all? There are so many headless intellectuals roaming around in the streets of India and doing, saying, promoting, endorsing and prompting things which are certainly anti-India!

Well, it must start somewhere. I have not got so much ‘mind’ in my head as these intellectuals have. Manish Tiwari, who boasts to be one among the top Congress leaders, seems to me one definite person standing against the interests of India and the sentiments of Indians. We have seen a part of his script being enacted during all this surgical strike politics that Congress and other parties played with dirty mindset. Yes, we cannot deny that BJP workers at lower level could have shown some restraints. Still, Rahul almost going on to abuse our Jawans of selling their valour to political forces and this Tiwari, the way he backed that hatemongery, was amazing! Has Rahul forgotten the scams? Has Tiwari forgotten the kingdom of UPA? Has the country forgotten the Ishrat Jahan foil?

Talking of the bollywood, I will not pick them one by one and pin them down to the floor. My first question is to Priyanka Chopra and others who have asked us quite easily to keep art and films away from the ongoing tension in the country. What do these people think? Are they those few of the angels who were left accidently by Gods on the earth to lead a luxurious life and go on slandering the national sentiments? This is a strange scenario in the country where people from the ‘camera and sound’ world are dictating us what a democracy should look like! I am amused! Yes, I am quite amused! When it comes to money-making, they are right behind the army and even ready to bribe our ‘sentiments’. Hypocrites and shameless people are out there!

And then, there people like Barkha Dutt and Rajdeep Sardesai in our media. They can make a hero out of Burhan Wani and if we gave them a chance, they could do the same with Kasab too! Ask anyone who knows Barkha Dutt (after all, she is an elite and very few people know her) and in most of the cases, the answer must be ‘I know her and hate her’. She has been like this, since the time she has started her journalism in the visual media. Read her articles, witness her shows (which rarely the homo-sapiens do now) and you will realise what is being talked. And recently Rajdeep Sardesai has observed that Pakistani media people are brave. Why are they brave? Well, they are cowed down by the ISI, the Pak army and maybe (of they are potent) the Pak civilian government. And Rajdeep is right; thoughts, his and min, are concomitant. Rajdeep, the journalists like you and your wife make Indian Journalists down; you people go on the enemy channels and bark bullshit about India! Yes, I mean it – bullshit! Maybe you are an elite, intellectual and have that class (which is just amusing) but I do exercise my right to freedom of expression!

Now take a break from these headless elites. What is the national sentiment? Is nationalism something to be mocked by the people who think themselves ‘a little above’ the ‘usual people’? Talk of tough lessons to Pak, their soul is wounded! Talk of a Uniform Civil Code, their life is pinched! Talk of ending triple talaaq, they cry ‘end of democracy’! However, this is the national sentiment… this is the mindset of people now in the country. These leftists, JNU alumni, the new kinda liberals, the women activists (socialite evenings types) are not ready to digest that someone not from their school is ready to lead the country! Then, is this just the frustration? Are they not yet in a position to digest the 2014 polls verdict? Well, if this is the case, I advise them (they will cry warning) to come out of their hysteria.

Dear countrymen, just remember that we are not nincompoops to take orders from Alia Bhatt on how the country should allow its sentiments to flow! They call the people who talk about the nation – Ultra Nationalists! Yes, if talking about our brave jawans and hailing the martyrs is something that the poor ‘headless intellectuals’ call ultra-nationalism, shouldn’t we be happy to own that title?

This is the time that country has exposed all those who are living on our soil, well-guarded within Indian boundaries but talking against the national sentiment. We have to expose them more and more. Whatever they say, the sentiment of the country has come in an alignment and we will keep it that way! Let them bark; let us unite; let us work!

Spiritual Secrets of Pregnancy and Childbirth: Dr. Tushar Dashora

While we daily listen to the arguments consisting of 'logic' and 'science' and sometimes might be 'technology' too, there are some persons belonging to the same science and logic fraternity and guiding our way back to the treasure we have had in our glorious past. Dr. Tushar Dashora, one of the league, a well-known pediatrician from Jaipur, has written a book - Spiritual Secrets of Pregnancy and Childbirth. This book is a remarkable one and it tells us about the spiritual, karmik and Godly connections to the 'science' of pregnancy and childbirth.

When I talked to him about his book and why did he choose to write such a subject when he belongs to a family which strongly believes in practice of 'causes', he had good replies to offer. You can read my interview with Dr. Tushar Dashora here: Interview with Dr. Tushar Dashora

In his book, Tushar, who is also a very good poet in Hindi, has almost presented a guide in front of the women who are expecting as well as the concerned people who want to know the spiritual science behind the ‘biological’ event. He has written about the dreams during the pregnancy and also explained them very well. Tushar has also mentioned what should be the mantras that might be chanted by the pregnant women and much more. Not only that, with the mantras, he has also mentioned the correct methods to chant them.

Another very important part of the book’s bright side is that you can just go through it from anywhere (and I mean it). You can read this book by starting with any chapter. You don’t need to be in a succession… Just pick any chapter you like and start reading the good content in the book. Stuffed with poems from great poets like Khalil Gibran and some texts from the ancient mythological compositions of our country, Tushar has made this book a family reading! Anyone can enjoy the book likewise as the women who are ready to be mothers.

You can know more about Tushar’s inspiration behind writing this book and many other interesting stuff by reading the interview with Dr. Tushar Dashora.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Law & Order? Long ago dead in Bihar!

Do you remember a scene: this is Braziiiil!
Something of the same script is perhaps being enacted in Bihar these days. Began with the bail granted to Shahabuddin, Bihar has taken a new course in the terms of law and order these days. Rajballabh, Rocky Yadav, his allies and many other notorious criminals are coming out of the jail (amusing enough - on bail).

Bihar, since the moment Nitish Kumar married to Lalu's corruption and ideologies in the 'lust for power' was destined to change its route. We are witnessing the same, at present, if you see the sequence of events closely. Lalu's sons came in the cabinet in spite of being just another Lalus (in the terms of experience and potential to lead the state). Murders, rapes, abductions and then bails to the highly convicted criminals! What else are we expecting to witness in Bihar?

Like some retard defence lawyers, even the so-called intellectual leaders of JDU like Mr. Pavan Verma also come to the channels and defend the state government on the grounds that 'all of these are legal procedures'! JDU, RJD, Nitish and these 'defence lawyers' must understand that the people of Bihar (except those who are the blind voters and would vote 'their caste' may break the hell) are not fool enough to be fooled by these 'dalils'.

The recent bail to Rocky Yadav, the convict and the murderer of the road rage case in Gaya is no less than the last nail in the coffin of the 'law and order' in Bihar. Those who are murderers, rapists of minor girls, kidnappers will all walk free on the road and roam around looking for another crime; you can imagine what the commoners will go through!

Remarkably enough, Mr. Nitish Kumar is silent on all these things going on. Is he succumbing to Lalu's pressure? Are these things signs of the decaying shashan in Bihar and emergance of a new jungleraj? Let's be ready to face more of these 'expected scipt' in Bihar!

Still, I don't endorse the statement made of Katju!

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Pakistan Bans Bollywood Completely in Country! Salman, are there only terrorists in Bollywood?

Salman Khan fell into the controversy over the ban on Pakistani artists some days ago. He battled so hard for the Pakistani actors, actresses and singers and other artists; however, unfortunately, Salman Khan forgot whom he was defending. It might hurt, but dear Salman, you forgot the basic point - as the Pakistani PM has no spine to take on the terrorism and terrorists in his country, the same is the condition with the intellectuals and artists in Pakistan. No one dares to speak up - and we all see in which direction the country is furthering. And voila! Pakistan has banned everything about Bollywood in the country! Come on, Indian intellectuals, take on the Pakistani government as you have been rapping the national interest in India. Come on!

I am also an artist and I know how good it feels when someone from a different nation than yours praises and loves your art. However, just because I am from India does not mean that I will be blind to everything which is bad about India - corruption, women issues, crime etc. I will certainly speak up when the time comes and when there is a need. If there is something bad, I must act against it; if I am not so competent to take the ugly on, I will at least speak up. Is it all that Fawad Khan and likes of him cannot do? Cannot they speak up against terrorism and even condemn it? If the answer is no (which, in this case, was surely no) then they don't have the ground to remain in our country! Salman Khan and the confused brigade in Bollywood has firmly come in support of the Pakistani inhuman artists and the defence line adopted by Salman Khan was funny:

They are not terrorists; they are artists.

Salman, now Pakistan has banned even your movies in the country; are you a terrorist? I am confused; please do educate me on this part.

Another part of the story is that there is arrogance and that also in plenty, in the people from Bollywood. I am simply amused. Why at all? Why these people from Bollywood think that they have directly descended from heaven? Look at some of the irresponsible actors and actresses and you will understand. I remember a girl (don't remember her name) who was on the air (Times Now, Newshour with Arnab). Her arrogance led her to be off from the live show. Have they lost the sense of responsibility? A little humility, can they not show?

Friends, now it's up to us. We have to show them the reality. They are not our heroes who steal the valour shown by our army and make money out of that. And I can say with pride that I have never ever invested a single paisa on Bollywood. I DID NOT GO EVEN FOR A SINGLE TIME TO A CINEMA HALL. I can do better things with my money than wasting on these faltu people who have the least of the responsibility towards our nation, the nation which has made them stars! Shame on these people!