Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bhagyesh Jha Retiring Today

Bhagyesh Jha Retiring Today

Bhagyeash Vasudev Jha IAS (SCS) 1991 retires today from a long and active service of 35 years of the Government of Gujarat. He started his career joining GAS 1981.

As per his name he may not be a Lord of Fortune (Bhagyesh) of the World (Jha) but definitely he elevated the value of the posts, wherever he has worked. Recently, he has managed 5 events at 5 places simultaneously with handling 752 journalists during the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2015.

His tenures as Collector of Kheda and Vadodara and performance as Commissioner of Information and Secretary of Youth Services and Culture Activities Department have been noteworthy. He has not only proved his abilities as an administrator and event manager but also keeping the Bosses happy with his performance.

The quality of presentation of 'Gujarat' magazine improvised and circulation multiplied during his tenure as Commissioner of Information. Gujarat came in lime light in Sports through recording event of Chess Competition and Khel Maha Kumbh, opening the doors of events and awards for the Youths of Gujarat. Gujarat flourished in cultural activities during his tenure as the Secretary of Youth Services and Cultural Activities Department.

He has remembered the legacy of old generation of sound bureaucrats especially referring two names Mr. HK Khan and Mr. CK Koshi in the CoS meeting on 26/2/14. He explained how he became instrument in changing the World Bank terms of reference for Sardar Sarovar Narmada Dam Project during his study stay in US and pleased with that work, how Mr. HK Khan created a new post of DS in CSO and posted him as his Deputy Secretary.

He referred Mr. CK Koshi as his Administrative Guru. He narrated a story of his visit to US as a member of GoG delegation being an MD of Indext B. His name was not cleared in the first list. But Mr. Koshi went personally to meet the CM and requested to delete his name from the list but to approve Mr. Bhagyesh Jha's name, as he was the man behind the entire work of that delegation. The then CM Mr. Shankarsinh Vaghela was surprised with such a support to him from the seniors.

He is a good author of Gujarati Gadhya, Padhya and now Humour. His 3 books (Samay Stotra, Aamukh, and Sankochayelu Maun) have been released recently (30/1/15) in a public function at Tagore Hall in Ahmedabad, Chaired by Mrs. Anandiben Patel the CM of Gujarat, and graced by Saint Morari Bapu.

A lucid speaker, Bhagyesh commands 4 languages; Gujarati, English, Hindi, and Sanskrit. He believes that with the touch of Santram Bapu's finger (of Nadiad) on his brahmrabdhra centre (when he was Collector Kheda) he has gained the ability to deliver speech in Sanskrit.

I am known to him since 1983. He was our Course Director in SPIPA, New Mental Hospital (Nava Ganda area), Ahmedabad. We had his good association in SPIPA and fun during Gujarat Darshan Tour to Saputara.

Our best wishes to him for the post retirement life in Social and Literary Services to the State of Gujarat. Hoping that he will continue with his association with Government of Gujarat!!!

Good Luck Bhagyesh.

With Love and Regards,

28 February 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Prevention against Swaine Flu

Prevention against Swaine Flu

Flu is common disease for humans on earth. But Swaine Flu (H1N1 influenza virus) has created a fear of death in recent years. Every year the virus get activated in the month of January and remain active till March-April. Prevention of the spread and curing of patients are the tough tasks for the health machinery. As it is airborne disease, it travels long distance with the winds and carrier humans. This year, it has badly hit Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi, Telangana, Maharastra, MP, Karnataka, etc.

It starts like an upper respiratory infection and once goes inside the lungs turns into pneumonia and can become fatal. Therefore early diagnosis and systematic treatment under the supervision of a Doctor is essential to cure the disease once some one is infected.

But Prevention is Better than Cure as per Ayurveda. The heat of Sun light, hot water/hot drink/ubala, etc are good as safety guard for the masses as preventive measures. Similarly "Nasya" (steam inhalation) of boiled water with Ajwain (ajwan/carom) powder is very useful in controlling the upper respiratory problems (upper respiratory tract, nose and sinuses). I found such virus get controlled by steam inhalation with ajwain's intense and bitter smell. In 100 degree boiled water if you add ajwain powder (fresh) and inhale the steam through nose and mouth and allow the steam to go deep into the holes and in lungs balloons, it will help the body in fighting with the foreigner. It will slow down the spread of infection of the flu. Depending upon the status of health one can take 1, 2 or 3 Nasya in a day. It is good for healthy people as a precautionary measure.

In Yoga Khechari Mudra (placing the tongue above the soft palate and into the nasal cavity) is considered good for clearing mode, sinuses, etc, the upper respiratory.

Those infected (medical problem) shall contact registered medical practitioner and follow treatment as per the Doctor's advice. 

Shubham Bhavatu

27 February 2015

एक निहत्था आदमी बैंक मैनेजर से : इस बैग मैं 2 करोड भर के मुझे दो I

मैनेजर: किस खुशी में।

आदमी😷 अपना मास्क उतार कर बोला: मुझे स्वाइन फ्लू है; पैसा देते हो कि अभी छीक कर चला जाऊँ ।

Thursday, February 26, 2015

File is not Life

File is not Life

What a coincidence? Just a replacement of F with L and Life changed to File. In the name of atticats, many of us have changed our life style and living abnormal life. 

What a life it was before joining the service! Life of masti, dosti and freedom. Freedom of all (speaking, eating, moving, etc). But one day, suddenly, UPSC result made us Sahab and we entered into the power kingdom (khul gaya sim sim).

Though powerless under the political bosses we became powerful for the weak subordinates. And to show our powerful status to the world, we have changed our life style. 

The space is more around but we have been secluded and prefer to live in corners; the corner of a house, the corner of a car and the corner of a chamber. From openness, we moved into walled and dark area where we are seen only under artificial lights and artificial chilled air. 

Our eyes are so stiff that they can't look at the people around. We miss seeing lights of God in other eyes. And if some one look at us eye to eye, our eyes change colours and mind lose temper. And our hands are so weak that we always need a peon to carry our papers or paper bag. Opening the door of the official car goes against our status, therefore a driver has to come from the opposite direction to open the door so that we can push our body inside. 

As we are the brain behind most of the policies and programmes of the Government, therefore majority of our time passes in File work. Signing Files and talking Files. File become our Life. Some of us are so much lover of the files that we carry the files at home. Love to files takes away Love Time of the family. 

And when we retire, we search for that freedom of life again in the world. But it become too late. Children are away in their world and few loyal subordinates attend our calls. And colleagues when meet, remember our nothings on Files. And on whom we presented stiffness of our eyes and roughness of our nature, we can't see them eye to eye.

Our Life lost in File.

Many of us will say, "I am not".

"The Question is that File is our Life", As many as are of that opinion say Aye; of the contrary, say No. Hope the "Noes" have it! 

26 February 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Shiv Linga, worshipping of potent energy, the Cosmic Egg

Shiv Linga, worshipping of potent energy, the Cosmic Egg

Shiv Linga is worshipped on Asian Continent for centuries. The shape of the stone like linga and the base like yoni make some anthropologists to believe it as a worship of human productive organs or phallic, but it is not.  

Shiv Linga with Yoni base is a symbol of the Cosmic Egg, the potent energy of all creation, the Swayambhuv Jyortir Linga (Cosmic Pillar of Fire). 

यथा पिण्डे तथा ब्रह्माण्डे। (Yatha pinde tatha brahmande). From a micro definition of Pinde, the way union of passive and active energies (male-female) generate their world; at Brahmande, the Universe is also expanding with union of Shiva and Shakti.

Shiv Linga is a Pillar (Fire Stumbha) of infinite energy. An interesting story in Linga Puran narrated, how Brahma moved towards upper side and Vishnu moved towards lower side couldn't find His (Shiv Linga) ends. It is a Pillar of endless energy.

The Ring around the Linga is the vacuum energy, the possibility that empty space possesses density and pressure, thus preventing the Linga from collapsing. The ring may be a symbol of dark energy, the cosmological constant, lambdas (the energy of empty space), it is called by Albert Einstein. It is the source of light of the Jyortir linga. It is a great combination of light and dark energy in the Universe. 

The theory of expanding universe of the ashes and smoke of bright but very rapid fireworks; background radiation and dark body of big bang; looking back at denser universe; etc, correlate with Hindu theory of Swauambhu Jyortir Linga and the creation of Universe from the Brahmand (Cosmic Egg).

As Shiv Linga is a pillar of fire (Jyortir Linga/Stambha), Hindus perform symbolic worship of pouring water and milk and offering bell leaves as cooling agents. Water, milk and bell are cooling agents for our stomach too, as it is also a fire place (jatharagni) of the body.

Each object including us has light and a energy ring. The smaller field is of Jiva Linga and the largest field is of Shiva Linga. 

यद् ब्रह्माण्डे तत् पिण्डे।
यथा पिण्डे तथा ब्रह्माण्डे।

Yatha Pinde tatha Brahmande.

25 February 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Three Godesses (तीन देवीयाँ), the three powers of the Almighty

Three Godesses (तीन देवीयाँ), the three powers of the Almighty

GOD means Generator, Operator(Protector) and Destroyer. Hinduism call Him Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiva) respectively. 

Then what are Maha Saraswati, Maha Lakshmi and Maha Kali? They are the powers of the GOD. The power of Brahma is called Maha Saraswati , the power of Vishnu is called Maha Lakshmi and the power of Shiva is called Maha Kali. 

The Almighty is ONE but named differently for His acts of Creator, Protector and Destroyer (Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh). And His power (feminine) is worshipped as Godesses (Shakti) Maha Saraswati, Maha Lakshmi and Maha Kali in India. Worshipping Shakti of the Shaktiman. Either we worship the Whole or Part of Him but the worship is of the One Almighty. 

Hinduism accept worship of many Gods and Goddesses for their Grace in deficient area, the way we go to the specialist of the subject for studies or treatments. And in a short span of life, the pray for His help is limited to the extent of our deficiency. As the Almighty is present in us, the energy required for fulfilling our desires need stimulation. Therefore the Mantras, the prayers, the Kirtan, the worship, the environment during worshipping are made in such that the energy in us but dormant get actived. The worshipping is nothing but a means of strengthening and stimulating our internal strength.

GOD has infinite power but for an individual, he/she has to pray for the strength he/she is in need. Therefore the Brahmanas worship Maha Saraswati for Knowledge, Kshatriyas worship Maha Kali for Power to kill evils, Vaishyas worship Maha Lakshmi for wealth/money and Shudras worship one of the three depending upon their service association with one of the three groups. Traditionally, their association with the Kshatriyas was more, therefore Kali worship is most common among them. For want of extra strength, some people worship Pitras and Pretas.

Surprisingly, all four varnas food habits were suitable to strengthen the body organ they need for better performance. As brain is made of fat and glucose is food for it, Brahmins like Laddu (Modak) made of Ghee and Sugar/jaggery. Their digestive system (Jatharagni) is considered the best. Kshatriyas need protein for building muscles, therefore they eat protein rich and non veg food. Vaishyas normally have less body movements, therefore they eat Carbohydrates, easy to digest. Farmers also prefer Carbohydrates so that they work easily in the farms. And Shudras, economically poor, eat as per income and support, the mix of all. 

First three groups were Specialists and the fourth one was Generalist!!! Now we are in the era of junk food, generating Junkists!

Worship Him (Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh) or His Powers (Maha Saraswati, Maha Lakshmi and Maha Kali); it is worship of that One Almighty, the Brahman. He is the Ocean and we are his Waves. 

24 February 2015

NB: Varnas to be read by Karmas.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Two Puppies, the Problem

Two Puppies, the Problem

There was a village, self sustained and active. It had a Water Well for meeting their requirements of drinking water. People were fetch water everyday and the well was getting recharged from the underground aquifers.  

One day two puppies fell down into the well. The water get contaminated and it started stinking. It was the only well for drinking water and as religious community they can't drink contaminated and stinking water. They emptied the well. Next morning the well filled up with water coming from the aquifers, but when they fetched the water, it was stinking. They again emptied the well. Again the well filled up, but the stink was not going away. The villagers were tired of emptying the well many times but not been able to find solution to remove the stink from the water. Their thirst was on pick as many didn't drink water for 3-4 days.  

A Sadhu passing by the village, saw them fetching and throwing away water from the well. He went and inquired. The villagers explained how the water become contaminated and stinking, after two puppies fell down into the well.

Have you removed the puppies? The Sadhu asked. 

No Baba, the puppies bodies are in the well. We have emptied the well many times but the stink is not going away, the villagers replied. 

You are not removing the reason of stink and putting all your efforts on fetching and throwing water from the well. First remove the dead bodies of the puppies and then clean the well so that next morning the fresh water make your well sweet as it was. The villagers followed Sadhu's advice and solved their problem.

Puppies are symbols of our Raga (attachment) and Dvesha (aversion) within. These are the two reasons of our unhappiness. We are trying others means to acquire happiness but not removing the puppies called Raga and Dvesha from our mind.

If they are removed, the well, well of thoughts get purify; then purity and peace of the Soul, eternally exist within will lead us to the knowledge of the Self.  

The human efforts or Tapa are the efforts of removing Raga and Dvesha. The Bliss and Peace exist always.

23 February 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Independence of Women, yet to win in India

Independence of Women, yet to win in India

Yesterday, on 68th Independence Day we heard a loud and bold message of the Pradhan Mantri (Sevak) of India; "Provide Toilet to Women of India".

Do you think that it is an easy task? Is it doable?

I had an opportunity to present this challenge of India in HKS, Harvard, USA in "Creating Collaborative Solution" Trg programme during 20-25 October 2013.

How to maintain Community Hygiene of the Village Community which is good at Personal Hygiene?

I spoke on toilets, drainage, daily cleaning and solid liquid waste management, cowdung pits utilisation.

Temple or Toilet? is a big debate in the Country now a days. Traditionally, people defecate in open farms in the Country. They defecate away in farms to keep their living space more pure. There are three major reasons noticed: a) keeping excreta away from house for better health and hygiene; b) walking half a kilometer away for toilet is good for cleaning intestines fully (village population have less problem of constipation!) and; c) excreta is useful as fertilizer in the farm.

Our lady colleague from Orissa added one more reason, i. e., "toilet meetings of women" as in a parda system life of India, this is the only place for women to dialogues and ventilate their feelings with other women. In day time it is not possible to meet and talk to them privately.

Constructipn of toilet structure can be done but capital cost on drainage line or soack pits will be a bigger challenge to answer.

My group of foreign participants in HKS was so much convinced with the reasons of open defecation that some started defending the present system of open defecation in India!!!

With population pressure, electricity in villages, and mobility of people around, privacy of individuals has been challenged, particularly of women. Therefore, there is an urgent need to provide toilets to all individual households.

In a developed State like Gujarat, 3.5 million housholds are without toilets in rural area of 6.7 million households. 13% of the people provided with toilets are not using it. Some use toilet as store room. Govt subsidy available under NBA but the amount is still insufficient to build a toilet and the bathroom facility is far away, will take more years.

I had an opportunity to present the same challenge before the CM (present PM), followed by an action plan "Mahatma Gandhi Swatchata Misson" in the State.

One of the Collectors studied the problem and found that some females are not ready to have toilet at home because daily cleaning of toilet will become their additional job. At present, they are free from this burden.

Females in villages are facing another major problem: carrying animal dung over head every morning.

The way women wait for dark for defecation, they take bath in dark everyday in a corner of a house covering the area with a small charpai.

Don't you think, Independence to Women of India is yet to win.


My Parents Fought a Bigger Fight

My Parents Fought a Bigger Fight

My father, Khemchand Parmar born approx in 1921 in a weaver family of village Bhatariya of backward taluka Viramgam. My grandfather was a farmer with 80 bighas of land. The family of 4 sons and 3 daughters was comparatively rich enjoying good food (eating ghee every day was considered richness those days) and attending all social customs.

My grandfather was were healthy used to travel overnight by foot to Ahmedabad (55 kms). An insect bite in a visit to Ahmedabad in 1929, developed into gangrene, took away his life in 1930. He passed away at 45 years age when my father was only 9 years old.

My father didn't have school education. He lived with Bua in a nearby village for 3 years, but the water didn't suit him. He returned and finally came to Ahmedabad in 1934. How to start with? He purchased a brush and polish and took the first customer for boot polish at Ahmedabad Railway Station. And suddenly his cousin Lavji saw him. Lavji fired him for doing low category work. He didn't look at that work thereafter. He was illiterate and in teen age, therefore was not able to find a job. He spent 2-3 years in wondering and at the end, joined Calico mill in 1937 as a textile worker in spinning department. With the savings of mill salary (it was 2-3 rs a month those days, he got married in 1940. He took a room in a chawl on rent, changed the textile mill and started a married life. My mother Punjiben grand daughter of a Spiritual Guru, studied upto 5th Std, started adjusting with city slum environment. She also joined the mill as worker. Life was getting on track. My mother delivered first baby boy but born died. The second Jivan survived. My father celebrated the event with a party. But the happiness didn't last long. The mill closed in 1944. My parents went into severe poverty. 4 sons and 2 daughters born and died in that deadly decade. My mother had only one saree to wear and the same to wear again after washing in nights. My father started working in a fire wood shop. He was cutting fire woods and my mother was transporting as head load to the customers. My mother also started a tea stall. Eldest Jivanbhai stopped education in 5th std and joined hands with my mother in selling tea to mill workers. They fought the battle jointly.

Sun rose for them in August 1954. The textile mill started. My father joined it and won the election as workers representative. He became Member of Majoor Mahajan Sangh. Kanubhai born in November brought more happiness to the family.

Being a representative, my father was supposed to read and write. My mother took his adult education class daily and made him literate so that he was able to perform his roll effectively. He did very well and from 1954 to 1984, he won all elections and secured highest votes to became a member of first Joint Management Council of the mill. Jivanbhai joined mill with him in 1961 and Kanubhai joined mill in 1971. I born in July 1960 and my youngest sister in March 1966.

Being the youngest brother and due to academic excellence, I was allowed to study. However, I played supportive roll helping them in their work from the childhood. I started earning small amount by working with my mother from the age 7. I was stitching with hands, the used empty cement bags, 200-300 a day when was in high school. We had many ups and downs. Following Gandhian principles and generosity (giving money to the people in need) of my father the treasury remained always tight. The salary was very low. I remember, when he retired due to textile mills crisis in 1984, his monthly salary was Rs. 750/month.

After 11th (Higher Maths and Science), I wished to study science stream and wanted to became Engineer but due to harsh words of my eldest brother for non availability of money for education, I opted for Commerce. As you know, I was studying and serving in Sachivalaya, secured Distinction in graduation. Statistics for me was like a cat walk. Later I topped GPSC, joined Sachivalaya as Section Officer; passed BSRB for PO, passed UPSC for IRS (1984) and GPSC (Cl-1) and finally joined IAS in 1985. The cost of my passing all these exams was only the postal order of exam fees!

When I was joining LBSNAA as IAS, the days were not happy for the family. Their mill closed and my officer's salary stopped. My batch mates knew, how happy we were when received the first cash of Rs. 1600 in Mussoorie in October 1985.

My achievement is tiny in front of the Giant Fight against poverty by my Parents.

Long live your names my Dearest Parents. Amar Raho.

Yours truly,

10 August 2014

My August Kranti

My August Kranti

On August 6, 2014, I have completed 35 years association with Sachivalaya, Government of Gujarat. I joined it on this day in 1979 at 19 years age. They were good old days, studying and serving and passing exams through reading in bus (A'bad-Gnr) and under street light in nights. Great memories of August '79 to August '85. August Kranti. All happy years.

Don't be surprised. I have started independent thinking in childhood from the first day when I entered primary school at 5 (1965). I was active witness of events of communal riots in Ahmedabad in 1969. At 11 (1971), I was running a Bachat Mandal. I used to take round in nights to keep lights off in Indo-Pak war of 1971 to save people from bombarding. I participated in election campaign for MP Ahmedabad elections in 1971 and was polling agent in one booth (no age bar those days!). Later I was a keen listener of speeches of Shri Purushottam Ganesh Mavlankar who won parliament election as independent candidate. I was one of the participants in group meetings in 1975 discussing urban housing in slums of Ahmedabad with the then Labour Minister Late Navinchandra Barot.

I had many opportunities to interact with many famous personalities of public life; spiritual leaders, social leaders, academicians and politicians. It was not a life of "Khana Pina aur Sona". I have enjoyed the life with greater varieties, mostly with the thirst of knowledge.

It was August Kranti of my life.


Yours truly,

9 August 2014.

July-August Month of Leo

July-August Month of Leo

This month is a month of Leos. Western astrologers consider the period 23 July to 22 August as Leo sign. I prefer to take Sun movement in moon sign Cancer from 14-15 July to 14-15 August. Those in the Centre of the month are full of Leo character. Those born bordering dates in July have Cancerian (emotional) and those in August have Virgorian (introvert) effect in their nature.

Gujarat had 5 Leo Chief Ministers.

Shri Madhansinh Solanki (30 July)
Late Amarsinh Chaudhary (29 July)
Shri Keshubhai Patel (24 July)
Shri Suresh Mehta (18 Aug)
Shri Shankarsinh Vaghela (21 July)

Amongst us are:

Shri HR Patankar (29 July)
Shri HK Khan (15 Aug)
Shri D Rajgopalan (26 Aug)
Shri MM Srivastav,
Smt. Gauri Kumar (16 Aug)
Smt Vijya Laxmi Joshi (1 Aug)
Smt Rita Teotia (24 July)
Shri MS Dagur (15 July)
Shri Anil Mukim (15 Aug)
Shri PK Parmar (28 July)
Shri Vipul Mitra (22 July)
Shri AK Rakesh (21 July)
Shri Kamal Kumar Dayani (25 July)
Smt. Jayanti Ravi (17 Aug)
Smt. Anju Sharma (15 July)
Smt.Mona Khandhar (15 Aug)
Shri MA Narmavala (4 Aug)
Shri NP Thakar (25 July)
Shri M Thenarasan (25 July)
Shri Rahul Gupta (20 Aug)
Shri Rajesh Manjhu (20July)
Shri HN Thakkar (13 Aug)
Shri Banchha Nidhi Pain (15 July)
Shri Ranjeeth Kumar J. (28 July)
Shri Kuldeep Arya (20 July)
Shri SA Patel (20 July)

You may like to add some more names in bureaucrats list, many retired.

They are leaders. Born to lead. Don't have subordinate software. Carrying king's syndrome ' i m right'. Always in stimulated mood and a mood booster to others. Never go in depression. Generous and full of big ideas. Always in search of bigger area to perform. Difficult to satisfy. And living 2 Leos together, very difficult. It will be a Kingdom fight, keep each other occupied in strategic management. They are the best crisis managers therefore pass through crisis. Overlook small issues of enemies, but if disturbed beyond limit, destroys the enemy. A combination of king like generosity with killing instinct.

This year Jupiter is moving in watery moon sign Cancer over the birth Sun. It is a year of rewards and happiness, good news from children, cordial relation with boss and spouse (home boss!), and short tenure long trips to enjoy the world around.

Happy Birthday to all Leos, belated or in advance.


27July 2014

Monsoon 2014 Astrological Prediction

Monsoon 2014 Astrological Prediction

All of us worry about Monsoon 2014 as June this year is going to be one of the driest month of the century.

IMD forecasted El-Nino effect on monsoon from September '14; but June is surprisingly going dry.

Hopes survive because June contributes only 17% rain of the season. The major fall in July and August.

Winter this year lasted long resulted in late start of Summer. Sea surface temperature is one of the major factors for rains over India. Indian continent, shaped like ace of diamond, dependent for rainfall from the systems generated in Bay of Bengal. The sea is silent and winds are dry. Varundev and Vayudev are not taking a kick start. Wapper to go up and form clouds and wind to carry them over us and get blessings of meghraja in form of rain water. Food and water, the most basic needs of all comes from the season.

From Astrology point of view, Jupiter moved from wind sign Gemini to water sign Cancer on 19 June; Saturn retrograde in Libra (wind sign)will be Margi from 20 July, Rahu is moving from wind sign Libra to earth sign Virgo from 12 July, and Mars moving a head of Sun is in Virgo (earth sign) and will move to Libra on 14 July. Clock moving and very important planet for rains, the Venus is in earth sign Taurus at present, will move to wind sign Gemini on 13 July and will fall under the direct aspect of retrograde and exalted Saturn. It will move to watery sign Cancer from 7 August.

Saturn, Mars and Rahu are considered negative and Venus, Moon and Jupiter are considered positive for rain cycles.

As Jupiter entered into watery sign Cancer but Sun is very nearby, we are unable to see the positive effect immediately. But when Venus enters into watery sign Cancer from 7 August; Jupiter and Venus together in Moon's sign Cancer will give us good rains. I presume 7-31 August will give highest rain this year. September will also be good. But less run in early overs of June and below average score in middle overs of July will make the whole season below average.

Meeting points of two enemies Rahu and Mars, at the junction of Virgo and Libra in the middle of July can keep the period dry, windy or cyclonic.

2014 may be a scarcity year for the western line States of India, as agriculture season is going to be at risk due to late sowing. If some try low rain varieties, there is risk of losing crop due to excessive rain when the crop reaches harvesting stage.

Shubham Bhavatu Kalyanam.


2014-15, a Year of Exalted Jupiter in Cancer

2014-15, a Year of Exalted Jupiter in Cancer

Saturn after a long stay will move to Scorpio in November 2014. The exalted and retrograde Saturn is old in Libra, opening a way for Jupiter to perform its role in exalted sign Cancer for a year from 18th June 2014.

Interestingly, all three (Advani, Rahul, Kejarival) lost their dreams as they are born with Saturn in Aries, the depleted sign. The gochar Saturn was exalted in Libra couldn't support them. Infact, Saturn is a planet for Politics, therefore with depleted Saturn, it is difficult for them to become popular leader amongst masses.

Retrograde Saturn was unlucky for Kejarival. He lost chair of CM Delhi and now in judicial custody for 14 days for not filing bail bond. Margi Saturn from 21/7/14 will make his life back on track.

Jupiter starts giving results from 27.5 degree of previous sign. 8th Jupiter in Namo's gochar gave him a big lift and from 18th June, gocharJupiter 9th to his birth moon will give him major acts of religion and travel. One may expect Shilanyash of Ram Mandir or Development of Shiva temples of Varanasi and Kedarnath. He will be travelling a lot during his first year in office.

Those born in moon sign Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn will have Gaj Keshari Rajyog for a year, promising happy and prosperous life.

Saturn will move to Scorpio in November and Rahu to Virgo in July, keeping them apart, the time of uncovering scams has gone. Life will settle down to its pace with smooth sailing.

Achchhe din aate jayenge..

23 May 2014

Parliament Elections (2014) Results, a look

Parliament Elections (2014) Results, a look

53,53,66,465 voters of India voted in Parliamentary Elections 2014, placed BJP in power.

BJP with 31% vote share (17.16 crore votes) captured 282 (51.9%) seats. Congress with 19% vote share (10.69 crore votes) captured 44 (8%) seats only.

39% first time voters voted for BJP and Congress received only 19% from them.

AIDMK with 3.3% vote share (1.81 crore) won 37 (7%) seats but DMK with 1.7% vote share (0.96 crore) lost all seats.

TMC with 3.8% vote share (2.13 crore) won 34 (6%) seats, but CPM with 3.2% vote share (1.80 crore) saved only 9 seats.

BJD with 1.7% vote share (0.95 crore) won 20 (3.6%) seats, SS with 1.9% vote share (1.3 crore) won 18 (3.3%) seats and TDP with 2.5% vote share (1.41 crore) won 16 (2.9%) seats.

SP with 3.4% vote share (1.87 crore) won only 5 seats and lost 18 seats in multi party competition.

BSP with 4.1% vote share (2.29 crore) lost all seats. Their loss of 2.1% vote moved them totally out. Lucky was LJP of Paswan, won 6 seats with only 0.4% vote share (22.96 lakh).

RJD (Lalu) with 1.3 % vote share (74.42 lakh) won 4 seats and JDU (Nitish) with 1.1% vote share (59.92 lakh) won only 2 seats.

With increase in vote share by 12.2%, BJP gained 166 more seats. With decrease in vote share by 9.3% Congress lost 162 seats.

SP and RJD without loss of much votes lost seats, BSP though secure more votes than SP lost all seats. Mahadalits went from Mayawati made her party zero and Mahadalits remained with Nitish pushed him out of power.

The swing of 2-10 % votes changes the power in centre. Therefore, those who win can't have permanent surity of power as the swing voters can pull them down in next election.

Campaign cost and booth level management cost will further go up in next election in 2019. The parties will be in need of more party funds. Hope the SC will make this field transparent.

Now all Management University should open a new management branch, "Voting Management". Because it brings power.

22 May 2014

NB: NOTA 60,00,197

Gujarat, a win win Model

Gujarat, a win win Model

India as a Nation moving from its Agro Estates base Rural Model of development to Industrial & Service Estates base Urban Model of development.

Demands of population gone up beyond food, shelters and water. They also need more facilities on health, education, electricity, transport, communication, amusement and modern life of material world.

The inventions and discoveries in Science and technology with an increase in purchase power with better per capita income making the nation a very big market of goods and services. It has not only increased the comforts of the people but also multiplied economic activities that generated jobs, income and purchasing power of the masses.

Gujarat, developed by people of Gujarat and respected bureaucracy of past years have performed very well with their limited financial resources gave the State, 200 plus dams with water storage capacity of 20000 mcm; 200+ GIDCs for industrial growth; road, transport and electricity connectivity to most villages; individual and group water works schemes, health network of Sub centres, PHCs, CHCs and hospitals; education network of anganwadis, primary schools, high schools and colleges; social justice schemes of scholarships and financial aid etc.

With visionary, long, stable and active leadership of Shri Narendra Modi; decisive government, more active bureaucracy performed as 'Team Gujarat'; good monsoon years; economic liberation policies; growth of industries, services and agriculture; remarkable increase in financial resources of the State, investments; rise in price of lands; separate feeders ensuring 24×7 electricity to villages, expansion of health and education services; keeping the wheels moving with acceleration through vibtant summits, school enrolment drives, krishimahotsav and Garib Kalyan Melas. E-governance, M-governance and road map of Digital Gujarat made the government services faster and easier, delivered at their doorsteps or nearby. Computerisation, Edhara, Egram, Jan Seva and ATVT centres changed the quality and speed of services. It has made the population techno friendly and advanced in using computers, Internet and mobiles in whole of the State.

Narmada dam, its 5000+ mcm water, its canals, branch canals and drinking water pipe line grid of 1.2 +lakh kms made the State safe from scarcity and have improved the income, health and quality of life of the people.

And the most important, the Gujarati (peaceful growth) culture of Gujarat made it the best.

We used to hear the word "scarcity" the most in past. Scarcity of resources, scarcity of water, scarcity of electricity, scarcity of facilities, etc. Now it is a state of "availability". Availability of: water, roads, transport, electricity, employment, and world class goods and services

All living here on 7/10/2001, can see substantial change in their income, wealth and quality of life today in 2014.

Nature, Shri Modi, stability of govt and bureaucracy, technology, economy, efforts of all went positive. A win win time for all, registered as "Golden Age of Gujarat" in history of Gujarat.

Gujarat Model, "a win win model" of success of its all the stakeholders.

Salute to all.

16 May 2014

1. Officers have been given beautiful offices with AC chambers and latest vehicles to deliver their best. Office buildings and facilities have been improved substantially. And no notice to chase the officer for using AC in chamber or car like the chase in past time of scarcity!!! The mind set of bureaucracy has also been changed.

2. Shri Narendra Modi has born in Anuradha Nakshatra. The nakshatra of wealth and prosperity.

Power of a Bureaucrat

Power of a Bureaucrat

Shiv and Shakti, the God and its power. Both are one and inseparable. Similarly each object and individuals have shakti for action.

We see mostly five shakti in people today. Dhan Shakti, Bal Shakti, Roop shakti, Raj Shakti and Gyan Shakti. Each individual has one or more such powers. And depending upon its use in public, his influence over the group or area determined.

Bureaucrats have Raj Shakti, a temporary power till he/she is in chair. Transfers takes away power from one segment but gives for another. But retirement takes away all. Therefore, a bureaucrat will either manage to continue with post retirement assignments or find out a new venture of another shakti. Few are lucky to be chosen by the governments without much efforts; getting 'Innam' of their past contributions.

But those miss shakti in most forms find the life difficult to adjust. When they remember their good old days, life gives more pain if desires of power have not died. Their expectations reduce their joy. But those remember their positive contribution to the society, have satisfaction and peace of mind. They still contribute, may be little like squirrels but visible as prides of the bureaucracy.

8 May 2014

बाबू ओ बाबू

बाबू ओ बाबू

बाबू ओ बाबू,
तुम कितने अच्छे हो,
तुम कितने भोले हो;
प्यारे प्यारे हो...बाबू.. ओ बाबू

यश मिले तो लेते हो,
अपयश से डरते हो;
रंग बदलते हो... बाबू.. ओ बाबू

तुम तो cristal हो,
तुम तो बेरंग हो,
राज रंगसे दीखते हो... बाबू.. ओ बाबू

तुम देश की रीड़ हो,
तुम्हारा भरोसा है,
उसे बनाये रखना... बाबू... ओ बाबू

तुम कितने अच्छे हो,
तुम कितने भोले हो,
प्यारे प्यारे हो...बाबू.. ओ बाबू

पूनमल बाबू

Right Food that suits to DNA

Right Food that suits to DNA

Our physical body is made of a chain of DNA code derived from our ancestors. Each body has been coded for different physical and mental work and accordingly their food habits are also developed. The caste/class system and their food habits support the argument.

The new world with many options and opportunities and with mobility has created a new class of people different from the traditional caste/class system. The food habits and work profiles are changing. As a result there is a clash between the demand of the body (as per DNA) and the food intake.

God has made our body a complex machine. The dates of it manufacturing and expiry have been fixed. If one repairs one part, another gets damaged. For example, more health conscious people eat oil free boiled vegetables and end up into vitamins deficiencies as very essential Vitamin A, D, E and K, are oil soluble. The body starts facing other health hazards.

The best food for each individual is the food of their ancestors. It has been tried and tested for centuries. Those trying new food are surely facing more health problems as the balance gets off.

Balance food is an important question, each individual to answer separately. Therefore, in the new world of health consciousness, very wide scope has opened up for the profession of dieticians.

What is your choice?

To follow the food of the ancestors or to become a change agent of DNA code, taking a risk of health but opening new horizon for heirs to come. Be careful. Many of our health answers are in the food of our ancestors.

जैसा अन्न वैसा मन ।

6 May 2014

CAC, Coronary Artery Calcium, the best predictor of Heart Disease

CAC, Coronary Artery Calcium, the best predictor of Heart Disease

Are you taking low calcium diet?

Are you not taking Vitamin K2 in your daily food?

The amont of calcium in the blood is critical to functions of heart beat, muscle contraction, vasodilatation and nerve transmission. It is therefore under hormone regulation. Parathyroid gland regulates it.

Vitamin K2 functions as a coenzyme during the activation of proteins involved in blood coagulation, bone formation and keeping blood vessels free of calcium.

Please review your diet.

Because, if the diet is low in calcium, the parathyroid hormone will increase the blood level of calcium by facilitating calcium removal from the skeleton tissues. As a result bones get weaker and leads towards osteoporosis and calcium abstracts from bones run into bloods increases the Coronary Artety Calcium.

Calcification of the arteries is the move towards death due to heart attack. Those who take Vitamin K2 are less likely to develop sever calcification of the arteries, less likely to develop heart disease, less likely to die from it.

Increase intake of K2 may reduce risk of prostate cancer. Pancreas, salivary glands, reproductive organs, brains, cartilage, bones and kidneys would be richer.

Japanese Natto, curd, hard cheese, soft cheese, egg yolk, butter, chicken liver, salami, chicken breast, ground beef, fish eggs, etc are listed as food rich in Vitamin K2.

My CAC score is 100. What is yours? Please check. And without much waiting eat vitamin K2 consciously if crossed the age 40.

Comments are welcomed.

Shubham bhavatu kalyanam.

5 May 2014

Why sweet dish after meal?

Why sweet dish after meal?

Sweet dish after the meal has been considered a western idea. But we Indians are also not different from them. Each of our meal has sweets in different forms, i. e. laddu, halva, khir, sondesh, rabadee, jalebi...etc. Poor people use jeggary to fulfill the needs. Gujaratis are famous for adding sugar or jeggary in cooked vegetables, dal and kari.

Have you felt confused state of mind or drowsiness or feeling sleepy after the meal?

There is a scientific reason. When we eat meal, the pancreas releases insulin. The sudden release of insulin create sudden fall of sugar in the blood. As sugar is a food for the brain, brain starves. Therefore its functions get disturbed. Sweet dish meets that emergency requirement of brain.

If you wish to take decision with poor consultation and without objections from a group, serve them food without sweet dish and consult them after the meal !!!!!

22 April 2014

Electricity that runs our body

Electricity that runs our body

Many of us may be demanding peace in the evening as energy used by brain demands recharging. Some may opt for food, some for drinks, some for walk, some may change thoughts watching tv or some may do exercise and meditation.

As you know, apart from physical body that is made of 5 elements earth, water, fire, air and sky; the chetana (jeev, driver) is mainly acting through the physical body in electrical form. Due to heavy loads of work or continuous stress, or thoughts of unfulfilled desires, or attacks from external elements, the electrical body gets disturbed. Food, sleep, drinks, yogasana and meditation are some of the options opted by humans for centuries.

Shabasan is one of the assana considered one of the best for relaxing. It is nothing but to lie down like a dead body till the entire body cells get fully relaxed. Relaxation is recharging. Sleep is also one kind of shabasan. But in regular asanas, body sleeps and mind awakes with relaxing mode.

The most important part to learn is to follow relaxing technique to keep mind and body healthy. Otherwise, vital organs get damaged and our visit to doctors and tablets in food increases.

Be careful about internal thoughts and external elements whom you interact during the day including your family members who can disturb the flow of energy if you are driven away by petty issues.

Balance your body electricity, the live current of God. God is bliss (Sat Chit Aanand = Sachchidanand) and it is in built in our system. The main purpose of our life is to find that treasure.

Shubham bhavatu kalyanam.

13 April 2014.

Shatavdhan, a memory test of a Jain Muni

Shatavdhan, a memory test of a Jain Muni

Many of you know the name Shrimad Raj Chandra, the spiritual Guru of Mahatma Gandhi. He was jain and shatavdhani in his childhood. Shatavdhani is a term used for a person who can remember 100 questions in a sequence forward and backward and with intermediate questions and their numbers without a single mistake.

Recently, I had an opportunity to attend such meeting in Sec-23, Gandhinagar. Muni Abhinandan Chandra Saagar has demonstrated his Shatavdhan memory test. There was another Muni, Vimalchandra Sagar, who had given test of 500 questions in Mumbai.

There were 100 questions to be asked in 10 subjects sections. Any body from the hall can ask short question as per the sections. People were asking questions one after another and the Muni in meditation keep remembering them. At the end of all 100 questions cycle, the Muni told the same in ascending and descending orders as well as when some one read out question, he will mention its number and if number is asked, he will tell the question of that number.

The Muni is only 19 years old. He took diksha when he was 12 years old. He has studied upto 5th Gujarati. He hasn't taken bath for last 7 years. He defecate in open as per jain rituals. His day starts at 3 am and ends at late night. Whole day he meditate, read books and at the end of the day take revision of the day learning and pray for forgiveness if some rules have been broken. He begs in the afternoon, eat once from whatever begged, drink water by cleaning the lunch utensil thrice. He drink water only between 10 am to 5 am. He travels by foot always. He is barefooted. He sleeps on floor. He has two cloths only which he washes and wear alternatively. He lives without electricity. All these adverse living conditions are not constraints of his life path of Nirvana.

He has keen interest in establishing a school of his ideas to bring back sharp memory boxes of our new generation.

Millions of children and students going to schools and colleges. The governments and parents are spending trillions. But we don't have single Shatavdhani.

Meditations make wonders.

Jay Jitendra.

13 March 2014

Oil and Arhar Daal give headache

Oil and Arhar Daal give headache

I was surprised during my Junagadh tenure about the closed markets between 12 to 5 in the afternoon in whole of Saurastra. I was assessing two food items common in this land. Arhar Dal (Red gram) and peanuts oil. Lunch is incomplete without peanuts oil rich food and arhar dal here. If not given butter milk (lacto bacillus) after the meal, people develop stomach pain due to amibiasis.

Peanut oil and Arhar dal after eating gives headache if not taking a nap. Peanuts are known for allergies. Avoid these too in lunch if attending office !!!

4 March 2014

Japanese living style of Healthy life

Japanese living style of Healthy Life

I asked a question about Japanese tips for keeping good health to one of our Japanese family friends living in Ahmedabad. Some of you may like to read it.

She replied,

"Hot green tea after meal... My father used to take it and he hardly had tooth decay. I personally avoid peanuts oil for cooking. I only use olive oil (well, this is not Japanese though) and sesame oil. Apart from what to eat, how to eat matters, my father used to tell me. Chew well, eat slow, and be grateful for what you are offered. I was taught not to leave even a single dana of rice whenever it was offered. He used to tell me to thank the farmers (he was from the village) and did not like to see any left over on our plates. I just got a call from my parents as the last birthday wishes from the family. I do thank them a lot for letting me stay here in India. Ultimately, they live so far away from India, you see... With Good Wishes, Tomo"

4 March 2014

Dharma and Bottled water

Dharma and Bottled water

What makes us different from the developed world? It is the poor quality of goods and services. Cheating is very common here. The trading community less in number holds large share of the wealth. It has been developed through undue profits.

The lady in the video must be doing due to poverty but if you look India as a whole is there a "dharma" in trading? The producers get low price, the consumers pay more and the major share go to the middle men, the traders. Some like big companies developed monopoly by investing huge money exploit the people more. Their investments borrowed from banks and shares/debentures belong to people. Their products are purchased by people at their price. And the enterprenure owners enjoy the wealth.

The picture is almost opposite in Japan. Quality consciousness is the highest. The companies earn more, pay high taxes. The people with more income pay high price for public services but the same are available to common people at affordable price. Living standard and quality of life are same for all people.

Our land has received maximum number of preachers, teaching us Dharma, but in practice people follow Adharama. When another Krishna will borne to establish rule of Dharma, shambhavami yuge yuge...

We the people have to change.

1 March 2014

All India Services, give knowledge of self realization

All India Services, give knowledge of Self realization

Many promotions and transfers orders issued these days. The officer attached to a portfolio (sarkari samsar) has been detached suddenly.

In a government job life span of average 35 years, one can pass through 10-30 such events. Each new assignment is like a new birth. One develop attachment to the job and the stakeholders. He/She grew in it like a person grow in life. But transfer comes like a death warrant from one Samsar and Rebirth to another Samsar. Detachment from one family and joining a new family. A bride has to adjust with one family but the bureaucrat has to adjust with many during the career span.

As one grow in the system the experience of birth and death in government Sansar bring the knowledge of detachment preached by Lord Krishna in Geeta Upadesh. The initial fire of Mussoorie days cools down and a settlement of mind set developed as one passes decades. Finally in the last decade one starts thinking of a post retirement value of a new Samsar where no one recognise other than few close friends. This stage bring the bureaucrat in the stage of self realisation preached by Lord Buddha. The desires die automatically.

It is Basant. Nature and it's creatures are enjoying. Join them and enjoy the music of life with the Blessings of Almighty God. Jaan hai tab tak Jahan hai.

27 February 2014. 

Navel Chairs, the energy wheel of the Body

Navel Chakra, the energy wheel of the body

Navel Chakra (Manipur Chakra), the core centre and store house of energy is the energy wheel in the body. Our first moment of present life begins with this centre (shelf valve). It stokes the fire that moves prana (life force) through in the body.

As it is the core centre, it is a treatment point for giving energy to our vital organs.

The power of medicine or treatment through this centre multiplies 4 times compare to oral intake.

If you are loosing lubricants in your joints, take a castor seed uncovered, put in the navel centre and paste a micro tap to hold it. Keep it for 12 hrs from morning to evening. The oil in castor seed will be shucked by the body to lubricate the joints. (Surprised? Do it and confirm)

Thin people can treat the centre with applying cow ghee. It will improve the weight and brain power too.

The Baiga tribe in MP treats tumour through this centre by applying Calotropis (Madar in Hindi, Aakdo in Gujarati) milk.

To check the centre in position, one has to check the bits of veins. If it is in the centre, your digestion system is okay. If you have problem of constipation, the centre bit is located upward. If you have problem of loose motion or more frequencies, bits location is downward. Down position of navel centre bits is one of the reasons for miscarriages of a pregnant woman. Find some one, a traditional centre setter from a village and fix it. Modern Spa won't fix it but a traditional massager can do it.

If you wish to develop broadness of mind and generosity, meditate on this centre.

The centre is a Sea of Energy; abstract as much as you can.

Shubham Bhavatu Kalyanam.

23 February 2014

Accidents and Astrology

Accidents and Astrology

We monitor accident cases in Gujarat through SMS alert of assigning ambulance through 108 services. Some days, the messages received are of simply over turn of vehicles with some injuries and some days accidents with casualties. I wonder whether the traffic at the time of the accident events are reasons for such accidents or the balance of human mind committing errors are an issue. There are few instances where the mechanical faults are involved. These days we read more news of many fatal accidents all over the world on all three modes of transport; road, water and air.

I just take a look at astrological movement of planets. Movement of planets in moon sign Libra played a major role these days as Saturn, Rahu union and now Mars is in motion in this sign. It was the union of Saturn and Rahu, played major role in putting the ruling in trouble. Now it is the time for union of Mars and Rahu to play a lead role. Saturn and Rahu being friends were multiplying the effect of their union. Mars and Rahu being enemies will cut each others strength. But while doing so gives negative outputs. However aspect of Jupiter over the house controls a lot but as Jupiter is moving towards Cancer, the union of Mars Rahu will act stronger. The country has to face parliament elections these days, I have worries about the law and order during elections and peace at borders, particularly in the north and the west of India. Rajniti is going to be at its pick.

Human inventions have not reached to the level to interpret all the mysteries happening in the Universe. When you are in full silence, you can hear the unheard. Those days scientists, our great Rishis have done research and develop some rule codes with their keen observations and mathematical calculations. The social scientists are doing in modern days. Many branches including medical runs with probability.

I am a keen observer of the events. Always question the things happening around me and searching for the reasons. Astrology is one of the means to find answers.

Just enjoying it as a hobby. It doesn't come in my way of giving the best in public service.

Shubham bhavatu.

12 February 2014

Happy Uttarayana 2014

Happy Uttarayana 2014

Happy Uttarayan to all. तमसो मा जयोतिँ गमयः ।

Saturn is moving to Capricorn at 13.13 hrs today. Day light will increase in India. During election period Saturn moving in its exalted sign Libra will retrograde from 2 March to 20 July 2014. Mars will retrograde in Virgo from 1 March to 20 May 2014. Jupiter and Rahu will move to next sign Cancer and Virgo in June and July respectively. Sun will move from watery sign Pieces to Aries (its exalted sign) on 15 May when results are out. New government will sworn in with exalted Sun and retrograde Saturn and Mars. Jupiter moving to exalted sign Cancer on 20 June will make them stable.

Many aspirants will delibitated Saturn are in the race of PM's chair. Whether one of them make it or the lady luck shower power nectar on other will be decided by the voters of India.

We pray God to give us a PM who make our nation stronger, prosperous, safe for all and more beautiful.

14 January 2014

Tongue, a mini picture of Health

Tongue, a mini picture of Health

It is an ancient tradition to check the tongue of a patient during clinical examination by the vaidhya/doctor. They check the bacterial build-up, food debris, fungi, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue. Decaying bacteria produce volatile sulphur compounds on the rear of the tongue account for 80 to 95 percent of all cases of halitosis (bad breath). It keeps the husband away from the wife! Tables in offices are divider lines to avoid bad breath!

As tongue is a front hole of the digestive system, gives mirror picture of the condition of throat, broncho, food pipe, stomach, intestines, liver, lungs and heart, etc.

Open your mouth and check the colour of the surface of the tongue. If it is white, indicates cold inside. It it is yellow, indicates heat and some times bectarial infection inside.

It there are scars to the right side of the tongue, your liver is in heat. If the scars are in the left, indicates spline problem.

It there is deep line in the centre of the tongue, indicates lungs problem. If the line reaches up to the tip of the tongue, it indicates heart problem and probability of bye pass surgery in future.

The upper wall of the mouth, tonsil and area around tonsil are seen to judge, what is happening inside the "drum".

Check your tongue every day twice and be healthy curing the disease which may be at preliminary stage.

"ઓકારે દાતણ કરે, નરણા હરડે ખાય;
ડાબા પડખે જે સુએ, તે ઘર વૈધ ન જાય."

Don't forget making O O O O sound to cough out when brush in the morning. Brushing is not only for cleaning teeth but one has to clean the entire mouth. Use tongue scraper and drink water at regular intervals to avoid bad breath.

Shubham Bhavatu Kalyanam.

7 January 2014

MoM, Congratulations to Indian Scientists

MoM, Congratulations to Indian Scientists

After successful "MOM", Indian space scientists (govt scaled) successfully master the final frontier of rocket technology launched GSLV D5 (Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) today afternoon. The "naughty boy" GSLV is now indigenous, an obedient Indian.

Indian space scientists have been working on cryogenic fuel technology for nearly 20 years. ISRO had tried to source the technology in the 1990s from the US but was denied the "strategic technology'' in the aftermath of the nuclear tests in 1998. ISRO subsequently worked with seven cryo engines provided by Russia for early development of the GSLV programme while working in parallel on its own cryogenic stage for the rocket. GSLV launches with Russian cryo stages have been a mixed bag for ISRO with two fully successful flights and two partially successful flights out of the seven attempted.

The cryogenic technology which enables rockets to place satellites weighing more than 2,000 kg in geo synchronous orbits in space is known to be available to only five countries in the world — US, Russia, Japan, France and China.

PM Manmohan Singh, in his recent press conference described the "Best Moment" of his tenure when he was able to strike a nuclear deal with US to end the nuclear apartheid which had slaughtered to stifle processes of social and economic change, and technical progress. The deal was mainly aimed at generation of electricity at cheap rates compare to thermal power generation. The government hasn't explained much on that front, but the progress of space technology after the deal seems positive, whether supported by this deal or not.

Tons of Congratulations to our "Great Scientists". मेरा भारत महान ।

5 January 2014

Young India

Young India

On 26 or 27 December, Railway Authorities removed 900 destitutes living whithin railway boundaries of Delhi Railway Station. It was explained as their routine removal of encroachments. The media reported the action anti poor and described as an act with prejudices as they were removed in a very cold season. The constitution of the group was interesting. They were 900 of which 300 were children below 3 years. One physically challenge couple delivered their 4th baby on road next afternoon.

The event reminded me two views expressed in past.

1. Sanjay Gandhi was criticised for opting for mass vasectomy to control population of Poor India. The way our municipalities are controlling population of street dogs!

2. Some scholars argued that India's wisdom is diminishing after independence as the population of wise men/women decreasing in proportion of the total population. The well to do people who can afford cost of better HDI are not giving birth to babies beyond one or two and living long with medical support system. The poors are giving birth to many children and adding on to the burden of development expenditure over the budgets of the Governments.

Population is our strength. Our population is young with 65% of them are below 35 years of age. If medical support wouldn't have been there, average age of Indians couldn't have further improved. The number of young Indian would have further gone up.

Population is our strength but it is weak as large numbers of them are unskilled. Productivity and placement of these young generation is one of the biggest challenge of present India. We have increased the flow of doctors, engineers, para medics, professionals but the flow of others is also increasing at much higher rate. The Governments are many a time reach to a stage of breathlessness while chasing for their HDI support. Developed India demands infrastructures and Poor India demands basic minimum needs of water, shelter, health, education, electricity; and mobile if you make it free calling!

Please suggest balancing formulas, if you have some in mind.

31 December 2013

Kejariwal swearing in as CM of Delhi

Kejarival swearing in as CM of Delhi

28 December 2013 another big day of Indian History when Aam Aadmi placed Arvind Kejrival on chair of the Chief Minister of Delhi. It was this day in 1885, Indian National Congress was founded. In fact aam aadmi are always in search of their savior from the problems of life. Their demands are small but the people in power forget them when in chair or fail to satisfy their desires. The Delhi results has opened up a new ray of hope for Aam Aadmi as no party can take them lightly.

Interestingly Arvind taking his oath at 46 th year wearing Gandhi Topi reminds the Gandhi reading Congress resolution at his 46th wearing Gandhi Topi in one of its AGMs. I am not able to get the exact date, but probably it was also 28 December.

They were aam aadmi, who fought freedom struggle and made us free. They were aam aadmi who made Congress, BJP and other parties big and gave them power. Aam Aadmi (common men) of India are very much electing the next Government in the Centre in 2014. All parties have to listen to their voice this time more than before.

Relevant for even today, please read the First Public Speech (link attached below) of Mahatma Gandhi delivered on 4 February 1916 at Banaras Hindu University. Many left from the stage and from the audience before he finished his speech.

29 December 2014

Indian Growth Mentality

Indian Growth Mentality

My wife is a farmer. She searches higher prices of Guvar, Castor in news papers to earn better prices of her produces. But when she goes to the market, she searches Onion and Potato at cheap rates. As a farmer, she wants higher price; as a customer she wants cheap goods and services. She doesn't read my salary slips raised by the 6th pay commission and likely rise in 7th pay commission.

How should I convince her?

24 December 2013

Leadership models to achieve Goal

Leadership models to achieve Goal

Many models of leaderships emerged to lead people during freedom fight of India. All leaders followed different models. Looking at the major 4 models: Gandhi chose a model of mass agitation, Nehru chose a diplomatic way, Subhash chose a military way, Sardar chose a hold over organisation and Jinnah chose a cunning way of religion.

"But Gandhi was unique amongst all. He was sounded like a Saint but was a Politician. He was master of raising money, master of propaganda and master of choosing men who will help him". - Historian Prof Leonard Gordon.

For him means were as important as ends. If you have goal and you use corrupt or violent mean, you contaminate the goal. His principal dispute with Subhash was on this major issue as Subhash propagated use of violence against British.

Politicians in present era do copy Gandhi Model of mastering in raising party funds, mastering in propaganda, mastering in choosing men to help them, but fail in keeping purity of means to achieve their goal.

Now Courts are entering into the area of party fund considering foreign money coming to party is a matter of 'Public Interest'.

Election Commission of India though kept financial ceiling for election expenditure kept many windows open for excessive spending of money to capture power.

27 November 2013

Are Elections fought on Onion Price

Are Elections fought on Onion Price

The per capita annual income at current price in Delhi is Rs. 2,01, 083; nearly three times the national average of Rs. 68747 and highest in the country. But 74% of the people considered price rise an issue of the assembly election of Dec 2013, telling that cost of living is still a very important issue in India. Balancing amongst income of farmers, spending of customers and controlling the exploitation of middle men is one of the biggest challenges of any government in Asia.

India grown from the under developed stage of infrastructure left behind by the British, now one of the fastest growing economies. But when it comes to elections, issues go gown to even Onion Prices. Onion price was one of the major issues of Parliament Elections in 2004 too. Are Parties uncovering leaves of onion to find Power?

The discussions on development of Ports, Railways, Roads, Canal Irrigation, Sanitation and Medical Care, Tele Communications, IT, Power, Education, Universities, Courts of Law, Science and Technology, Green Revolution, White Revolution, Industrial Growth, Urbanization, Consumption Expenditure of Governments and Privates, growth in GDP and per capita income etc, are missing.

Per capita utilities (mobile, transport, two wheelers, four wheelers, Gold purchased and stored, pacca houses, electrification, water supply at door steps, financial inclusion, etc.,) have not been analysed and presented before the voters.

Parties are following "SWOT Model" of campaign. Beating drums on Strength of achievements, Leave or Keep mum over Weaknesses, find Opportunitues in voters' liking of words and promises, draw the opponent's line small to overcome Threats.

Governance and prices of essential commodities are the major issues to attend.

A one day game of 10 hours voting gives power for 5 years.

शुभम् भवतु !

1 December 2013

Gold and Inflation

Gold and Inflation

Two leaders are on war of words on Gold Economics. Whether buying Gold causes Inflation or worsen Current Account Deficit (CAD), a question to be answered by the economists. But Gold does form part of Indian households and play major role in Indian politics. Finance Minister late Morarji Desai was criticised for imposing a "Gold Control Order". It was called "bad old days". Present President HE Pranav Mukerji, restrained himself from increasing duties on import of Gold when he was FM. The present FM increased the duty to reduce Gold import to control CAD.

Gold is one of the most reliable hedges against inflation. Gold price went up to $ 1889 in 2011 has come down to $ 1252 today in the international market. But in India price of Gold reached around ₹ 30000 in 2011 and the same now. The depreciation of Gold price depreciated the ₹ and appreciated $ in last two years. Exporters have "सोना सोना" and importers have "रोना रोना".

India inflation rate averaged 7.7% since 1969 to until date. For Government, it is changes in the "Wholesale Price Index (WPI)" for all commodities {Primary Articles (20.1%, Fuel and Power (14.9%), Manufactured Products (65%)}. Food articles accounts for 14.3% of Primary Articles. India don't follow method of "Current Price Index (CPI)" to measure inflation due to local constraints.

One of the major reasons of Inflation in India in last decade is inflow of money supply in the economy. Money supply (growing faster than the rate of economic growth) and circulation increased in the economy in last decade due to: 6th pay commission salary rises of "Babus", debt relief to farmers, Mnrega wages payment, USA recession and investments by NRIs, growth of industries and services, growth of informal sector, urbanisation, elections and its expenditures by all, money withdrawals from foreign banks and it's investments in India, etc. have caused inflation. It has reduced purchasing power per unit of money.

For "common men" of India, the "current price" increases of essential goods and services matter more than economics understandings. The price difference between wholesale and retail is too big. The growers/producers don't get suitable price from the wholesale buyers and the common men pay very high price to the end seller. The inflation has inflamed the "middle men" the highest.

The quality of life is getting improved in India with increase and improvement in housing, water supply, power supply, communications, transport, health care, education, roads, etc. But it has increased the cost of living simultaneously. People are paying more on cost of goods and services and Governments (Centre and State) taxes. While maintaining pace of growth, the Governments are taxing more for meeting two ends of revenue and expenditures, for fulfilling desires of the people with available resources after paying non plan expenditures. A household wants his two ends of income and expenditure to meet fulfilling his family requirement of food, health, housing, education, water, electricity, transport, mobile, customary expenditures. He demands employment opportunities and basic minimum infrastructure of water supply, power supply, education, health care, roads and transport.

Whosoever has convinced the people more, will win; either the ruling: "did well and will do well", OR the opposition: "present ruling failed but they do well if powered". Time will tell. Immediate answer on 8 December 2013.

1 December 2013

Bharat Ratna, big contrast between recipients

Bharat Ratna, big contrast between recipients

Sachin, the most popular player of the Country has been given Bharat Ratna. He dedicated it to his mother and the mothers of India (MOMs) who sacrifice things for their children. "I am humbled and honoured to be given the Bharat Ratna. The award belongs to the entire nation", Sachin remarked

Dr. CNR Rao, prominent scientist of chemistry, awarded honorary doctorates from 60 universities world wide, has also been given Bharat Ratna. He remarked "why the hell these idiots these politicians have given so little to us."

Dear Bureaucrats, major budgetary allocations are done by you. Why do you give less to scientists? Please reply the query of Dr. Rao. Have you scanned the performance of R&D people in the governments, in terms of their emoluments, perks, facilities v/v their output? Those in GoI may please explain.

Sachin Ratna seems soft, like Moon, a Brand Ambassador of India; Chintamani Nagesa Ramchandra Ratna is fiery, like Mars, contributed more on Mars Orbit Mission (MOM) !

One spoke through heart, another through brain.

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18 November 2013

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

Mankind is fighting for its healthy existence for centuries. It is a fight against slavery, illiteracy, inequalities, illness, crimes, etc. Many thinkers, religious-social-political leaders, teachers, vaidhya-doctors guided us a way of light from these darkness. It is a festival of celebrating supremacy of Ram over Ravan, goodness over evils. It is festival to give thanks to all these great Gurus. In a country of Ansuya, Savitri and Sita, we are yet to reach the stage safety of our sisters and daughters from rapists and sadhus like Asaram.

We pray God to give us strength to fight with all evils and guide us on a path of light for the liberation of mankind from all prisons.

Wish you all a Very Happy Diwali and Prosperous New Year of Vikram Samvat 2070. Jupiter, Saturn and Rahu are changing signs and will move in Cancer, Scorpio and Virgo respectively. As Jupiter is moving in its exalted watery sign cancer from 19/6/14, it will bring good rains and prosperity in the country. But before that, retrogate Saturn in Libra from 2/3/14 to July 2014 will pull manydown from the top.


2 November 2013

Long Live India

Long Live India

Was India slave under British Rule or was it slave under the rule of Kings of India?

Was India more free under British rule compare to India of Kings?

Were people more exploited under British rule v/v exploited by the Kings of India and money landers?

Were people had more freedom of expression under British rule v/v freedom during rule of Kings of India?

Who exploited more? Britishers or Indian kings? Which was more? The wealth driven away by Britishers or the wealth in the custody of Kings of India in India and abroad?

Who addressed the issues of governance, welfare (health, education, infrastructure development, rule of law, equality, freedom, etc) more? Britishers or Kings of India?

How a trading company named East India Company became power company over India? Practically, it became a Security Outsourced Agency, given right to collect its revenue/charges directly from people. The incomes were going mostly in payment of Indian soldiers and establishment. Obviously, being rulers, their policies ruined Indian trade and industries to safe guard economic interest of England. But while doing that, it gave us big infrastructure, one umbrella of rule and knowledge of freedom and liberty.

In fact, India came under direct British rule w.e.f. 2/8/1858 by transfer of control of GOI from East India Company to Crown of England. When we became independent, 1/3 of India (12 of 36 crore people of India) was under the rule of Princely States. The freedom movement started against East India Company during 1857 mutiny gathered a momentum through reformists and newly educated Indians lead into a long freedom fight and finally freed us from British rule on 26/1/1950.

Was it possible to have Powerful India in present form without the presence of Britishers on this land for 2 centuries?

Our import is higher than export during post independence time? Does it mean that our wealth is still going away in foreign hands? Are oil, electronics, technology, weapons, gold become our necessity or exploitation by foreign agencies?

Who so ever or all of them, contributed in forming present day Powerful India to be thanked because without them it was a dream to have a big country with equality, freedom and development of all with a public rule under Constitution of India.

Sare Jahan se achchha Hindustan hamara.

Long live India.

Happy New Year Vikram Samvat 2070.

4 Nov 2013

How much wealth do we really need?

How much wealth do we really need?

ॐ ईशा वास्यमिदँ सर्वं यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत् ।
तेन त्यक्तेन भुञ्जीथा मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम् ॥१॥

(Isavasyam idam sarvam yat kim ca jagatyam jagat, tena tyaktena bhunjitha, ma gridhah kasyasvid dhana)(Verse1, Isavasya Upanishad).

(All this is in the Universe is inhabited by God. Therefore enjoy things by renunciation. Do not covet because it doesn't belong to us)

The Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi was very famous for wearing one cloth...loin cloth. British PM Winston Churchill epithet him "the half-naked fakir". But this fakir was so powerful in transmission of his messages by walking the talking, that millions of people have changed the way of their life.

When he met the England King George V and Queen Marry in Bankingham Royal Palace in tea invitation on 5 November 1931, he wore only his loin cloth and a hand spun shawl. “You wear plus-fours; I prefer minus-fours", he replied when the King asked about his clothing. When someone asked if he had enough on, he replied, “The King had enough on for both of us.” He was representing India, the Nation made poor by the Britishers.

Gandhi was experimenting his living with a style of simplicity. His needs were minimal. During freedom struggle, he had couple of loin cloths and a stick. His food was vegetarian simple; goat milk, sweet lemon and boiled carrot. "We should eat to live and work, eat only which is required but not to appease our taste buds"; he used to say.

When somebody asked Gandhi a question to define theft, he replied, "if I need 2 rotis to eat but eat 4, I am a thief of 2 rotis". Overeating has been called "a theft" by Gandhi.

'The body was never meant to be treated as a refuse bin, holding all the foods that the palate demands'. – Mahatma Gandhi.

Rajgopalachari, the first Indian Governor General of Independent India used to wash his cloths living in President House at old age. Richest man of India those days, Ghanshyam Das Birala used to observe simplicity in his living.

Once I went to meet Naran Bapu in Halol (Gujarat). I took Jamun (Indian Blackberry) for him. But when I offered him, he took only one and said, my body needs this much only.

Pre independence India was in white colours and post era has brought us colours and fashions. It does increase in employment opportunities but sometime, it looks a competition of displaying Clothes, the Colourful Clothes.

Many of us spend more on food, clothes and comforts, than required. Wear more clothes then required. Eat more than we need. And instead of building strength of the body, provide comforts and make it weak. 

We spend thousands in showing off the dresses and food dishes in marriages, in public and private functions. Surprisingly, the people with low digestion capacity are eating food worth of 1000-5000 per dish. The taste buds take all items and 90 % of them go in the waste bins. Caterers feel happy adding number of plat counts in the mess. People eat heavy food with free amebiasis. Next day is followed by some medicine or churan to drain that food out! And whatever stored become a liability of kachcha aaam (undigested stuff) result into adding strength of cholesterol and other deposits. 

Millions are sleeping empty stomach and thousands are in need of clothes and shelter but we are enjoying our luck with making our living cost very high with a brand of richness. 

Either we eat in earthen or iron/steel/ copper/silver/gold utensil; the food need for the body is the same, few chapati and a bowl of vegetables or for some, chicken's leg! The excess can go to the needy people. 

धन की तीन गति है। दान, भोग और नाश। Spending in charity is the best path. Charity of the best, not of discarded clothes and used food mostly people do. 

"O ye who believe! Give of the good things which ye have (honourably) earned, and of the fruits of the earth which We have produced for you, and do not even aim at getting anything which is bad, in order that out of it ye may give away something, when ye yourselves would not receive it except with closed eyes. And know that Allah is Free of all wants, and worthy of all praise". -Quran 002.267

22 February 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Is Alcohol Beneficial to Life?

Is Alcohol Beneficial to Life?

It is not new for us to see drunkards and their behaviour in India. It is no more a 'Som Ras' (pleasure drink) but a 'Vish Ras'. Many kingdoms ruined after Sura and Sundari.

Richness of India is seen in Bar in Clubs or in a Bar room in rich houses. Now, Institute like LBSNAA has made Bar Room official. Adding alcohol in the training? It is a major source of Revenue for many States and a reason for Tourism promotion. Airlines may doom huge lending of banks but distillery can run in profit.

One of the major reasons of poverty in India is alcohol. Poverty of life and poverty of thoughts. Wives earn from hard labour of the day and husbands drink liquor out of their earnings. They sell milk and drink liquor. They drink and beat family members (mostly the wife) everyday. Quarrels are their daily exercises. Weak bodies, chicks inside, dissonant voice,  and life tattered. Alcohol is digging them further inside the poverty grave. Long long  queues in evening on Kerala roads or in slums of cities or villages, the piakkads are on their habitual drinking mission. Many people take side of them defending it as a medicine for forgetting their pains of life. In fact they are adding pain for all.

Drinking alcohol is a suicidal act. Do you remember the story of our great Poet Kalidas? He was found cutting branch of tree on which he was sitting. Thousands in India are cutting their life line everyday. Thousands of houses are headed by widows as the drunkards are departing the world in their 50s or 60s.

And the elite? They are polished, drink for taste and to enjoy the company. They feel that it is a stress reliever. They have nature to develop stress during the day time and relax the mind through couple of pegs of alcohol in the evening! Some can't sleep without a peg and chicken leg. Some try to reach the stage of 'Tulli'. Dry parties make their life dry!

Some use it as a license of opening their dirty think tanks. What they talk? Sharab, Shabab and Kabaab. Why do they crack jokes on sex and private parts of women? Are they doing it to forget the pains of their life like poor? It is uncivilized behaviour.

And what do the wives do? Many fight, some surrender and few give them company and a signature to apply for liquor permit.

Alcohol is a toxin kills cells and body. There is no safe dose of alcohol prescribed. Some may laugh when I say, drink it in a teaspoon as medicine, but not in a glass full of death! Death of cells, death of body, death of positive thoughts and death of dignity.

Alcohol is not the bliss of life, whether it is single malt or multi mault. It is for taking away motor control from the cerebellum. LoL.

21 February 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Nadan ki Dosti (नादान की दोस्ती)

Nadan ki Dosti (नादान की दोस्ती)

There are number of ways to pay respect to the boss or elderly people. We in India do Namaskar. It is also known as the gesture for greetings, devotion, and adoration. Hands are held close to the chest. The palms and fingers are pressed together and pointed upwards. It is said that if one keep this posture for 12 minutes, his mind gets connected to the inner peace of the Soul. It improves concentration power therefore Indian schools start with prayers in Namskar mudra.

People in olden time, used to identify the character of individuals (people around) by his style of paying respect. His/Her style of Naman has been used to evaluate his character in this part of the Country.

My Father used to say,

नमन नमन मे फेर है, बहुत नमे नादान;
दगाखोर दुना नमे, चोर तीर कमान।
(Naman naman mai fer hai, bahut name Nadan; Dagakhor duna name, Chor teer kaman).

Nadan, once referred the advice of Ex CM Madhavsinh Solanki by Shri Patankar Sir (Nadan ki Dosti, Jaan ka khatra) नादान की दोस्ती, जान का खतरा। can be identified by his excessive salutations without reason. Politicians and people in power are mostly surrounded by Nadan people. We see people say more Yes Sir then the content!

Remember, the person who is going to betray you will salute you will double force, twice than normal. His conscious behavior of double salutes is a proof of his guilt inside.

And the guy who carry some thief inside (difference between internal oppose and outer ascent) will salute you in a posture of bow. He must be waiting for an opportunity to harm you. (Don't doubt Japanese because they bow down while saluting. One has to study their behaviour pattern and find new proverb in Japanese. There must be some.)

I have used these parameters in dealing with the people and found them mostly correct. You may study them and apply, without prejudice to any individual.

नमन नमन मे फेर है, बहुत नमे नादान;
दगाखोर दुना नमे, चोर तीर कमान।

20 February 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Where is the Power Centre?

Where is the Power Centre?

There was a Sadhu, living in a cottage. He used to go door to door, asking for alms (bhiksha) in a bag (jholi) from people. He used to keep the bag besides him at home. His only Sansar was his shoulder bag. But life was not that easy. A mouse was to come and chew his bag everyday. He used to repaired the bag but when the mouse continued its chewing, he hanged the bag on to two feet height on wall so that he can use it comfortably while sitting. But the mouse started jumping on it and continued chewing of the bag. The Sadhu increased the height of the hanger but again the mouse jumped that height and continued chewing. The Sadhu increased the height again and again but the mouse was jumping up and continued damaging his bag.

Tired of this, the Sadhu decided to do research on the strength of the mouse. He found out the hole/house of the mouse under a tree. One day, when the mouse was away, the Sadhu dug the hole for knowing the source of the strength coming into the mouse. After digging out some feet deep inside, he found a metal pot with covered mouth. He pulled it out and opened. His eyes were on stalks. The pot was full of diamonds, precious stones, gold, and jewellery. He took away the pot and distributed the wealth to the needy people. Surprisingly, after that event the mouse was walking slowly and couldn't jump the lowest height of the hanger. It's Power Centre was destroyed.

The mouse is a symbol of the people in power or have wealth. They jump a lot till the pot of power/wealth is full. But as soon as it emptied, their body language change like a mouse.

The power is not in our Body but it is in the Pot/Chair! My father used to remind us.

19 February 2015
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