Posted in Pictures Foreign

Review: War For The Planet Of Apes

Can’t figure out why film channels from India are beaming pictures like ‘Shawshank Redemption’ and ‘Planet of Apes’ for our Independence day!

Anyway, as a fierce wildlife lover, I couldn’t have bargained for more.

I hate to bring the Hindu factor into everything but can’t help mentioning here.

I grew up in a home/culture where before we ate a morsel of food everyday, we offered it to Goddess Annapoorna first and then the crows in our terrace next. The crows we see as our pitrus (forefathers) waiting to be fed every morning.

Cows are everywhere in India because we think they are divine. Same for monkeys. Our temples also have snakes !

Every Hindu God (we have a galaxy of them, each for a different department) has a pet animal attached (very much like in Avatar picture – the word Avatar being the Sanskrit word for reincarnation) (reincarnation by itself is another Hindu philosophy). Every Hindu temple has a ‘thala vriksha’ – the temple tree.

All trees in India are sacred and considered divine.

I recall when we had to fell the four tall standing and overgrown Ashoka trees in our house because their roots were damaging the structure.

The day before, the crew came with their tools and machinery and performed an earnest Puja (akin to Christian service) offering the septuagenarian trees ‘Neivedyam’ (food meant for the divine) and pleading for their pardon for cutting their lives short.

The next day morning before chopping of the trees using machines and saws (for the top most branches), there were again fervent prayers for the souls of the trees. The woodcutters were labourers who routinely felled trees hindering highways. But they said, cutting old trees was like murdering wise old men.

Which other culture of earth would think the way we Hindus do. Who will even bother about the souls of trees. Some trees we Hindus believe may house ‘Muneeshwar’ for one thing, the saviour god of little children! And He is believed to be an unforgiving angry old man, not wanting to be disturbed! Better not provoke Him!

The Ashoka trees in our compound were  taller than three-four floors and home to a handful species of birds. Cutting them down was no easy task. In spite of machinery and good amount of manual sawing, the street had to be cordoned off for the day for safety purposes. The way the trees fell! Unforgettable even today. For years you assume they are one among you, they are like a family member, but then you chop them down one fine day!

If you think Ashoka trees had no branches, you are wrong. How the birds had intelligently built their nests in the crooks and nooks in the Ashoka trees was amazing.

I couldn’t help wailing out in agony as the trees were taken down one by one. As they were huge, they took two whole days. The base never yielded. Not quite possible to completely uproot them. Acid was poured on their roots to snuff out whatever life could possibly still sprout from them at a later date.

The evenings were the worst. I remember it vividly because my son was still a primary school boy then. I have fed him food pointing out the birds to him and the nests and eggs.

The birds were back for their nests at sun down and were clearly disoriented not finding their homes. Their screeches in pain and shock rented the night air – the crow families, the cuckoo families, the pigeon families and the sparrow families were all flying in circles. I wondered how much curses must have been heaped on us by the voiceless and helpless bird parents looking for their nests and nestlings. After a week of encircling our house, they stopped coming back eventually. Where in the city they took refuge was something I thought about for a long time.

Urban Chennai has no place any more for tall old trees. Every inch of space is worth in millions of rupees, sadly. I forgot the squirrels. I didn’t know until then how many squirrel families had holed up in the trees.

The trees had to go still. It was practical solution with neighbours complaining from next street about the intruding roots damaging their foundations.

But the love and respect we Hindus have for all living creatures is immense. Our temples house the cows, the snakes, the trees… In fact this is the main conflict between the majority native Hindus of the nation and the converted muslims who cull cattle and relish beef. The Middle eastern culture does not sync with the ten thousand year Hindu civilization which is too strong and deep rooted in spite of a thousand year invasion.

So as a wildlife lover and lover of nature, it gave me ample satisfaction to watch the latest ‘Planet of Apes’ picture today that saw the mutilation of Human race back to their fifth sense (of the Ape world) and the Apes ultimately ruling the world gaining an upperhand inadvertently.

Return to the Nature. That’s simply wonderful. Back to the basics.

Foreign ideologues like the Churches (on conversion spree) and the Islamists have always poked fun at the Hindu way of life for living close to nature, demeaning and disrespecting our love for birds and animals and trees, and even rivers.

Hindus are the only race in the world to have elevated the flora and fauna and the five elements of nature – the Agni (fire), the Wayu (wind), the Jal (water). Bhoomi (soil) the Akaash (sky) to divine status. All these are living Gods for us. Every christian and every muslim I have come across in my life has only ridiculed our cultural belief. The Hindu belief system has been worshiping nature for tens of thousands of years, being the oldest civilization in the world.

 

In Hindu temples, we marry the Neem tree with the Peepal tree (!). If a woman goes childless, all she is advised by the elders is to do is, to circumambulate the wedded trees every morning and evening. The reason is pretty scientific. Neem is a natural pest and infection controller. Together with the Peepal, the oxygen level in the air gets maximum purifying the environment. Who knows how, but it has been working for Hindu women.

In Mylapore, in the Kapaleeshwara temple where i literally grew up in, the ‘thala vriksha’ (the local shrine tree) was the Punnai tree. The temple bird was peacock. As it was a Shiva temple, we also had the Vilvam tree inevitably. And a cowshed where they reared a dozen high breed cows and bulls as tall as six feet. It would be a glorious sight to watch peacocks dancing with unfolded feathers before the onset of the monsoons.

All that is disappearing even in India now. Every single custom, belief and tradition from Hindu culture is degraded first, then copied and looted by the followers of Abrahamic folds. Simultaneous attack from multiple sides, i do not know how we are still ticking as a nation. Both the Middle east and the West are bent on their agenda: to either make us into world’s largest terror nation or another Latin America – at any cost. Hindus today are endangered species!

Watching a picture where mankind perishes from planet Earth totally leaving the world to the wildlife (in this case the Apes) felt good really. Hopefully this turns into reality!

Barring that, the human gene in the Ape Caesar is remarkably captured by the direction as the Ape leader’s face registers a variety of conflicting emotions coming face to face with humans in extra ordinary circumstances. The humane face of the merciless general doing his duty is another case in point. It is a battle between emotions and wit. For an ape leader, Caesar is a good characterization. I remember ‘him’ from his earliest movies – from the time he is a baby.

With this film, i have watched the entire series of the Planet of Apes. Whoever conceived the idea merits the highest awards, no wonder the latest picture bagged Academy awards last year.

May be not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you are a nature lover like me, you will appreciate the Ape flicks.

In spite of ridicule, we Hindus must never give up our love and reverence for the wild life and domesticated animals and for birds, insects, trees and rivers – in general, for all that is natural. All rivers of India are goddesses going by names Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Kaveri… the only boy is Brahmaputra, the son of creator Brahma Himself, among the trinity of Male Hindu Gods of Creation, Nurturing and Destruction.

When visiting the Thala Kaveri in the state of Karnataka, the origin of river Kaveri, I offered a Puja to Mother Goddess Kaveri, the lifeline of south India, who nurtures life to the south of Vindhyas. Thanked Her for the rice we eat, the water we drink, for the earth we slept on. Emotional moment for us. Dozens of Hindu families offered Puja (prayers) to Mother (river) Kaveri anointing her with flowers at Her source.

I am a Hindu. I am proud we worship our rivers. I am proud the Neem trees and Banyan trees and Crows and Snakes and Rivers and even the Seas are gods for us. There is no other culture like ours. The more I see such films, the more I love my culture and the more I refuse to let India be converted.

Apes are all the more special to us Hindus because, monkeys are the family of our god Hanuman. Hanuman we believe, still lives eternally somewhere, watching out the world. No other better custodian for planet Earth than Hanuman. We have exclusive Hanuman temples, dedicated to the monkey god. He is our protector god against all things evil. He is god for sharpness, alertness of brain. He is god for godspeed success.

The Hindu Monkey God Hanuman from the Kingdom of Kishkinta, the monkey world of ancient India, as per Ramayan

Something like the planet of Apes within India is already described in our Historic epic Ramayan. It is called ‘Kishkinta’ – the kingdom of monkeys. Lord Ram helps ruler Sugriva defeat Vaali and consolidate the monkey kingdom.

After ‘Avatar’ a total lift of the Hindu philosophy of reincarnation (from one body to another), i have always felt that the Planet of Apes is another copy of Kishkinta, the ancient monkey kingdom believed to have existed in India by Hindus over tens of thousands of years ago. (At least director James Cameroon titled the picture ‘Avatar’ acknowledging its Hindu inspiration).

 

 

Posted in Political

The Marina Is My Grandfather’s Property; Stop Erecting Mausoleums On The Beach!

LIBERATE THE MARINA NOW!

It is very irresponsible on the part of any political party in India/Tamil Nadu to turn the beach into tasteless and macabre mausoleum for our dead and long gone chief ministers. As a resident of Chennai where my family is rooted for generations, I have every right to object to this shameful and selfish act of our government. A bad precedent was set and it is being nurtured by the day. It is time we the public, put a complete full stop to this dangerous, maniacal trend.

Moreover mausoleums are for muslims who celebrate their dead as we see from remnants of Moghul India, brought into practice by the Afghans who seized Delhi throne by terror just like their contemporaries today who are intimidating the world.

Hindus over 95% cremate their dead. Now even the funeral wood pyre is prohibited for environmental reasons and only electric crematoriums are in use. The electric ones burn the dead to ashes in matter of minutes and don’t even leave bones that remain in manual wood pyres. The second day the ashes are collected (along with bones if any) by families to be immersed in the sea. Some may safe keep the ashes for immersion in river Ganga or the Indian ocean or to be strewn in the Himalayas. That is it. No trace of you. Only records can prove your existence. Leave without a trace not burdening Mother Earth even for an extra second. This is unwritten Hindu philosophy.

Only ‘Mahans’ and a very negligible percentage of Hindus bury their dead. Mahans mostly opt for ‘Jeev samadhi’ – preferring to be buried alive as in the case of Hindu saints and sages. Modern day Gurus suffering from selective amnesia however conveniently pass this off! How interesting it would be to watch today’s glam gurus rolling in billions embrace Jeev Samadhi (in future)! In fact I challenge Baba Ramdev, Sadhguru, Sri Sri, the leading spiritual gurus of India to attainment of this unparalleled and supreme height of spiritual elevation !!!

No Hindu king has a memorable Samadhi or burial place like the Moghuls do or the ancient Egyptians have until today in the form of Pyramids. Building a memorial may not be exactly anti-Hindu as we do not have a code of conduct or laws to adhere to – it suffices that this is just not the case. Mahatma Gandhi and independent India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru are rare exceptions to have memorials even if they were cremated. Most of their ashes were immersed in and around India and a small token may be resting in their Samadhis, nothing more.

The Dravidian leaders might have called themselves atheists in spite of their covert Hindu beliefs and with their families clinging to faith contradicting their ideologies, yet they were also against rituals and memorials for the dead. In that case, why must they want to remain immortal. Why this clamour to go into history. Is this useless vanity Dravidian like Ravana’s? None in my generation cares for Anna Durai the state’s first Dravidian party CM. Neither did we know of Kamaraj or Rajaji except from our text books. Even if the past leaders may get familiar with our school children through history classes, it is not possible for the future generations to connect with them on any plane. Our next generation cannot even identify with the thespians of Tamil film industry MGR (MGR also our ex chief minister) and Shivaji Ganesan even if the timeless heroes’ images are etched in celluloid for posterity. Public memory is shortest and the attention span is sinking to pathetic new lows. Ten to twenty years from now on, who can identify with our ex chief ministers Karunanidhi or Jayalalitha. If we have to have memorials, we have to have from ancient Tamil Kings from millennia before. History and literature is all we have to remind us of them and narrate to us their glorious past. We never needed the graves. The graves are for the insecure who desperately want to go into history like the Moghuls. This is not our Sanathana Dharma. Mahans and Sants especially the Jains are selfless truly spiritual wonders of India who are a rare exception. Their breed is dwindling and almost non existent today.

Hopefully Tamil Nadu elects a responsible government in near future that will see the idiocy and sycophancy behind the erections of these mausoleums and raze them to dust one fine morning.

Let the Marina be free of scheming politicians and their dirty politics. Let the breathtakingly beautiful Marina of yesteryears be returned to the public – to walk on and play and enjoy evening life that comes free of cost to our citizens. Chennai is the world’s uninterrupted second longest beach on records. These graves are not only an eye sore but are totally an illegal encroachment (even if Chennai corporation may ratify things later), harmful to the natural environment of the city.

It is my dream to see the beach restored to its former pristine beauty and returned to the public – tax paying, honest citizens of India, residents of Chennai. At the end of a tired working day, the beach is one place we can rewind without having to expend much from our pockets. Beach is free entertainment, especially for the lower middle class. Cruel and thoughtless on anyone’s part to deny even a part of the beach to the public, closing it to lawful denizens of the nation.

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Growing up in the sea side of Mylapore, walking 2 km to beach thrice or more times every week in summer was no big deal for me. As a PG student at University of Madras, my class room overlooked the beach, lulling us girls and boys to afternoon siesta, as the sea breeze would set in by 2 pm. Memories of the beach are like a treasure even if I may not be a regular to Chennai beach these days. We have a beach here in Middle East, but this is shallow. Chennai beach is dangerous with its monstrous waves. Super exciting. The beach is a rich repository of sea shells and crabs. Waves on New moon/Full moon days may reach over 6 to 10 feet in height. No wonder the city was devastated by the Tsunami of 2004 washing away cricket playing kids and morning walkers/joggers in hundreds into the sea. Every time there is a cyclonic storm (which is many times every monsoon), the sea level rises menacingly and threatens the metro with destruction, yet a Madrasi’s love for the beach always remains a constant. Some parts of the city beach especially the far flung areas, are nesting grounds for Olive Riddley turtles. The suburban beaches are now private property leased to posh beach resorts. Which makes it all the more unfair for the government to clamp down on the public space of beach erecting unwanted mausoleums on precious sands of the Marina. Every square centimeter of the Marina lost to a Chennaiite is a huge, immense irreparable loss to humanity, in violation of the Environment and Human Rights. Politicians and bureaucrats and their families can vacation in Singapore, Australia and Switzerland. Where will the middle class Madrasi go.

Note: Chennai is also a natural harbour, a very important port in Asia. After Chennai, the next approachable port is the faraway Singapore.

 

Rounding off this post with a beautiful beach duet shot in the Marina in the 1960s for the runaway hit musical ‘Kadhalikka Neramillai.’

Posted in Women & Family

Definition Of Rape In Different Countries

Recently there was this media report that claimed, consensual sex between a 11 year old girl child and an adult male (in this case a man in his 30s) was deemed to be perfectly legal in a Scandinavian country. Girls as young as 12 or 13 can marry adult men and bear their children in certain states of the United States, as per law.

Shift the scene to India: A boy and a girl (whether under 18 or over 18 years is immaterial) fall in love. Boy refuses to marry the girl but has consensual sex with the girl before they fall out. Under IPC the Indian Penal Code, the man can be held for rape by way of cheating. This is Indian law. This is how Indian constitution defines rape (partly at least).

Suppose the boy and girl do get married albeit without parental permission from the girl’s side. The girl’s parents can still file a criminal case of abduction against the boy with the law enforcement agencies and get the boy booked for kidnap and rape (!)  so this is India, where law is on the women’s side mostly and the onus of proving innocence always rests on the Indian male. Parents of girls who do not approve of their daughters’ choice of boys have been known to exploit this legal provision to rein in their rebel daughters.

And if a girl must end her life, God forbid, leaving a note that her lover broke her heart abetting her suicide refusing to marry her, then he is finished. Chapter closed.

If a woman commits suicide before the seventh year completion of her marriage, then again not only her husband but his entire family can be remanded for non bailable criminal offence, pending RTO inquiry. 

Marital rape is another common crime as per law in India which can get a man behind bars. Also statistically counted as rape.

So this is how the crime of ‘Rape’ is defined in India. Any man who refuses to marry the girl he may be courting is automatically vulnerable to legal suits and harassment and rape charges in India. Asian values, no more word.

I wonder what those who argue for women’s rights and equality for women have to say on that.

India counts these cases as Rape statistics and these figure in a big way in sum total crimes committed against women in the country. In a nation where parental approval is still viewed as a must, and a majority until today opt for arranged marriages, imagine the power some disgruntled parents may exercise upon young men they disapprove of for their daughters.

Girls as young as 10, 11 and 12 have been becoming mothers in America. I am not only talking of black or mexican girls. I am talking of the so-called literate caucasian girls as well. The US boasts of one of highest number of teen pregnancies and marriages in the world despite their advanced economic status unlike a third world country like India.

Whereas marriage under 18 years is deemed illegal in every district of India and the husband/man who enters one with/without legal sanction is dubbed rapist by Indian law and media. Consummation of marriage with an underage girl below 18 years constitutes statutory rape.

This is one of the reasons for high rate of rape statistics reported from India.

Where is the scope for rape when law permits pre-teen girls to have sex with adult men in Scandinavian countries. Where is the scope for rape in Europe or America where girl children lose their virginity before they turn 12 or 13. How can you even compare these countries with India where most of the girls remain chaste until they marry even in this 21st century. And by the way, chastity is not only a girl’s prerogative in India, it is also as much a boy’s. If you think the west will understand this, you are doomed. Yet divorce stats in India is poor and almost negligible compared to the west. Why. Which countries record maximum broken homes?

Who defines parameters for what is permissible, what is emancipation, what is development, what is decent, what is individual’s right to anything. Who defines women’s rights and equality.

Most of these so-called developed nations also have legalized prostitution, same sex marriage, euthanasia, single parenthood using partner/unknown donor’s sperm/egg (even if he/she may be alive no more), marijuana etc none of which is legal in India. Every town and city in India too has a red light area, but this is strictly illegal business. Another reason for high incident of rapes in India.

Rape of foreign women tourists is a very common crime in coastal Italy. Under reported, naturally.

When elite America can legally permit a 12 year old girl to go ahead with pregnancy and become a mother, when Norway or Sweden can look at sex between a 12 year girl with an adult man as consensual and legal, what right these nations have to prescribe what defines rape. Who are these men sitting on a high pedestal thinking they are the most civilized and liberal people in the world when much of what they are practising is scum. Nude beaches and orgies are the norm of these societies that frown upon arranged marriages in the other side of the world. If consensus is what is meant by equal rights for women, then a 6 year old girl child too can be coaxed with an ice cream into sex. Sometimes the word called ‘pedophilia’ loses its meaning or relevance. World’s worst pedophiles or the child sex offenders are Europeans and Americans who prey on Thai and Filipino and Vietnamese and Sri Lankan and other Asian girls by way of child sex tourism. Europe and America also record the highest number in statistics when it comes pedophiles/pedophilia. What a nerve to advocate to others on social/economic issues. Very soon these nations will be legalizing even pedophilia , with their human rights activists proclaiming that it is every little girl’s legal right to sex and that oppressing it equals suppression of women’s rights. Women’s Lib and feminism is all about this for these sick people!

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/welcome-to-the-child-sex-capital-of-europe-1.339827

How many stories do we come by on perverted European pedophile predators in CNN or BBC. How many on male rapes in UK that is chart busting.

It is more important for these first world nations to be politically correct than morally or ethically which is not the case with India.

Seriously, every culture, every society goes by its own norms and customs. In India, we have a 10,000 year civilization. We need none to advise us on how we have to take care of our women.

The US or UN or Europe cannot be the ultimate authority in defining what is what. What is rape to us Indians is fine for these countries. If we have to measure rape in these countries the way we take stock in India, there won’t be any male left to walk on their streets.

Even so, the total number of reported rapes in India/US (recent statistics) (copy paste job from a source) (note: India’s head count is 1.3 billion whereas US population is less than one third of ours)

HARD DATA (no perception): 
Total number of rapes in the US – 84,767;
in India – 22,172

Are CNN and BBC reporting each and every rape case with its gory detail as Indian media is projecting without a care in the world? What is Indian media upto? Simple: Indian media (both print and visual) is mostly owned by the foreign church, funded by America and Europe. Defiling India is yet another way of brandishing Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) they would like to dismantle from the Indian soil.

One way of giving them back is for the Indian government to build a strong Indian broadcasting station on the lines of Al Jazeera, that is now a name to be reckoned with.

Propaganda has to be fought with propaganda.

Such a vibrant and strong and powerful Indian media must routinely beam the crime stories of America and Europe with all the dirty deeds exposed round the clock.

Brit girls are the toast of grooming gangs of Pakistan men in UK. White meat. So what could Britain do about it. How many reports in mainstream global media on the sensitive issue that could undermine the future of the British children. Aahhh, meanwhile our BBC guys are busy shooting the slums in India and scourging the Indian media for latest rape cases reported from Delhi to sensationalize their news bulletins.

An overwhelming majority of Indian men are decent – and you cannot judge my nation by a handful of the rapists publicized by your dirty media, understood? I have no respect for western culture either where women copulate (cohabit?) with any number of men and vise versa and bring children irresponsibly into this world who turn to drugs and low life. Is this the case of India. Just come and see Indian families. How much we love our culture and traditions and how we lavish love on our family. Materialism alone is not the meaning or end of life. Individual rights and freedom are not suppressed in India by/for our women, rather SACRIFICED in the interests of the family. It is never I, mine. It is always us, ours.

I and a majority of us Indian women cannot even wear jeans for a whole 24 hours. I  worship my Desi God, not the imported Gods from Israel or Arabia. 800 million Hindu Indians live the way I do. Are we fools. When I cannot even accept your God or your food or your clothes or your music or your way of life, how will I accept your set (double) standards about anything and everything. I stand by my native Hindu culture. To hell with others opinions and judgments!

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Note: The purpose of this blog post is not to play down the crime of rape in India. It is to point out how biased and mischievous world media is who seem to have a vendetta against India. Not even Shariah countries where swift justice is awarded for rape by way of death sentence are clean and free of rapes entirely. Crimes happen everywhere.

Posted in History-Culture

Indraprastha: the Throne of Delhi

WHY RAHUL GANDHI MUST QUIT INDIA NOWWWWW 

The day the Italian Mafia quit India will be the day India will be truly independent and free.

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Indraprastha, Delhi, has been the throne of Islamists and Christians laying siege over this ageless motherland Bharatha, terrorizing native Hindus for centuries. India is home to Hindu Dharma, Sanathana Dharma. Like Vatican, like Saudi Arabia, like even Israel, we Hindus reserve our rights to make India a Hindu Rashtra once again. The one place and home for global Hindus to eternity.

Here is a heart wrenching synopsis of the bloody reign of barbaric sycophants and invaders and the cruelest yesteryear Taliban the Moguls who unleashed terror in Delhi (India) over nearly a millennium before the British looters began their plunder.

This is just a slice of Indian history with no reference to south, east or west India. Just imagine the trauma and turmoil, all of which have been brushed under carpet by leftists/communists and desh drohis.

Hindus today are accused of being communal when we want a Hindu India which is the cradle of Hindu civilization and culture spanning at least 10,000 years. Are we asking for a Hindu India in America or Arabia or Australia or Europe? So secularism and democracy must be vital and cornerstone to India but not to Saudi? Vatican? When will they have our Gurus preaching and converting their locals to Hinduism, the way Zakir Naik was enjoying a free rein in India. That is the day we can talk about secularism in India, period. BBC and CNN by the way never have a thing to report on Vatican. India has no idea of becoming the next Pakistan or Latin America or Africa, the succumbed.

This is a ‘cut and paste’ job from social media but it is accurate and brilliant.

* Slave dynasty *
1 = 1193 Muhammad Ghauri
2 = 1206 Qutubuddin Aibak
3 = 1210 comfort Shah
4 = 1211 Iltutmish
5 = 1236 Ruknuddin Firoz Shah
6 = 1236 Razia Sultan
7 = 1240 Muizuddin Bahram Shah
8 = 1242 Allauddin Masood Shah
9 = 1246 Nasiruddin Mahmood
10 = 1266 Giasudin bulbons
11 = 1286 Cacro
12 = 1287 Muizuddin Kakubad
13 = 1290 Shamuddin Camers
1290 slave race end
(Government period – 97 years approx.)
* 👉 Khilji Dynasty *
1 = 1290 Jalaluddin Feroz Khaliji
2 = 1296
Allauddin Khilji
4 = 1316 Sahabuddin Omar Shah
5 = 1316 Qutubuddin Mubarak Shah
6 = 1320 Nasiruddin Khusro Shah
7 = 1320 Khilji descent destroyed
(Period of rule-30 years approx.)
* The Golak Dynasty *
1 = 1320 Gasisuddin Tughluq I
2 = 1325 Muhammad bin Tughlaq II
3 = 1351 Feroz Shah Tughlaq
4 = 1388 Giasuddin Tughluq Second 6
5 = 1389 Abu Bakar Shah
6 = 1389 Muhammad Tughlaq third
7 = 1394 Sikandar Shah First
8 = 1394 Nasiruddin Shah II
9 = 1395 Nazarat Shah
10 = 1399 Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah on the second again
11 = 1413 Daltshah
1414 Mughal empire ends
(Government period -94 years approx.)
* Saiyyad dynasty *
1 = 1414 Khizr Khan
2 = 1421 Muizuddin Mubarak Shah II
3 = 1434 Muhmad Shah IV
4 = 1445 Allauddin Alam Shah
1451 Saeed dynasty ends
(Governance period – about 37 years)
* Adult descendants *
1 = 1451 Baholol Lodi
2 = 1489 Sikandar Lodi Second
3 = 1517 Ibrahim Lodi
1526 Lodi dynasty ends
(Period of rule-75 years)
* Mughal dynasty *
1 = 1526 Zahiruddin Babar
2 = 1530 Humayun
1539 Mughal dynasty intermediary
* Susi Dynasty *
1 = 1539 Sher Shah Suri
2 = 1545 Islam Shah Suri
3 = 1552 Mahmud Shah Suri
4 = 1553 Ibrahim Suri
5 = 1554 Firuz Shah Suri
6 = 1554 Mubarak Khan Suri
7 = 1555 Sikandar Suri
Suri dynasty ends, (rule-16 years approx.)
* Mughal dynasty restart *
1 = 1555 Humayu at the reef
2 = 1556 Jalaluddin Akbar
3 = 1605 Jahangir Saleem
4 = 1628 Shah Jahan
5 = 1659 Aurangzeb
6 = 1707 Shah Alam First
7 = 1712 Jahadar Shah
8 = 1713 Farrukhshayer
9 = 1719 Raifudu Rajat
10 = 1719 Raifood Daula
11 = 1719 Necquire
12 = 1719 Mahmud Shah
13 = 1748 Ahmed Shah
14 = 1754 Alamgir
15 = 1759 Shah Alam
16 = 1806, Akbar Shah
17 = 1837 Bahadur Shah Zafar
1857 Mughal dynasty ended
(Period of rule-315 years)
* British Raj (Viceroy) *
1 = 1858 Lord Kenning
2 = 1862 Lord James Bruce Elgin
3 = 1864 Lord Jahan Lorensh
4 = 1869 Lord Richard Mayo
5 = 1872 Lord Northbook
6 = 1876 Lord Edward Luttenlord
7 = 1880 Lord George Ripon
8 = 1884 Lord Dufferin
9 = 1888 Lord Hanney Lansdowne
10 = 1894 Lord Victor Bruce Elgin
11 = 1899 Lord George Curzon
12 = 1905 Lord Gilbert Minto
13 = 1910 Lord Charles Hardinge
14 = 1916 Lord Frederick Salmsford
15 = 1921 Lord Rucks Ijac reading
16 = 1926 Lord Edward Irwin
17 = 1931 Lord Freeman Wellingdan
18 = 1936 Lord Alexandle Linlitho
19 = 1943 Lord Archibald Wevel
20 = 1947 Lord Mountbatten
British Raj ending rule 90 years around
🇮🇳 Azad India, Prime Ministers:
1 = 1947 Jawaharlal Nehru
2 = 1964 Gulzarilal Nanda
3 = 1964 Lal Bahadur Shastri
4 = 1966 Gulzarilal Nanda
5 = 1966 Indira Gandhi
6 = 1977 Morarji Desai
7 = 1979 Charansingh
8 = 1980 Indira Gandhi
9 = 1984 Rajiv Gandhi
10 = 1989 Vishwanath Pratapsingh
11 = 1990 Chandrasekhar
12 = 1991 P.V. Narsingh Rao
13 = Atal Bihari Vajpayee
14 = 1996 HD Deve Gowda
15 = 1997 I. K. Gujral
16 = 1998 Atal Bihari Vajpayee
17 = 2004 Dr. Manmohan Singh
18 = 2014 to present Narendra Modi
764 years since independence from the slavery of the Muslims, and the British who promoted brown sa’abs to sell Jesus in the native soil of Hindus long after they’re gone. Despite being a majority, Hindus continued to be enslaved in their own country until Narendra Modi happened.
I do not believe in secularism, I believe in resurgent Hindu India.
The tragedy of India is, we breed thankless disloyal citizens in the name of minorities.  Terrorists and Conversion Mafia.
Posted in Pictures Foreign

Review: Queen of Katwe

It so happened that I heard about the book and real life story of ‘The boy who harnessed the wind’ from Malawi, in Toastmasters Meet just yesterday. The day before, I had watched ‘Queen of Katwe’ – based on real life story of a Ugandan girl who went on to become a legend in Chess.

The glaring and depressing squalor of the girl’s society throws light on tough life and survival conditions in African countries. Uganda is supposedly better off, I reminded myself.

The first shocker for me was something like ‘culture shock.’ I am ashamed to admit that before this picture, I hardly got to watch a full length film with cast predominantly black. Or overwhelmingly black ,with not a single exception. A fight in my mind started … whether to continue watching or stop. I clicked on the ‘info’ on my tv remote and discovered that the story was that of a chess prodigy. That helped.

I have watched of course some Will Smith pictures like ‘the Pursuit of happiness’ and some of Morgan Freeman’s but they are basically set in America. Somehow my mind classified African Americans as different species compared to native Africans. Watching a full length picture set entirely in Africa was like a challenge i set to myself.

We Indians accuse others of racism always, for the first time I found that even watching a picture totally centered in Africa was like difficult home assignment for me. Looking at the streets in screen where only black heads bobbed felt different. By no way I mean insult to anyone. Everything, everyone is God’s creation. I respect that. Until now, I am just not exposed to this kind of crowd.

I remember the first time I landed in Malaysia over 20 years back. More than the slight culture shock, what I felt immediately was my new status as ‘minority.’ It was impossible to come to terms with accepting this basic fact: that outside India, I am minority. I despised the tv adverts there where the models were either Malay or Chinese. Indian skin could/would not sell a beauty cream or soap or shampoo. Frankly, it was a humbling experience.

My days in Middle East are far better. Now I am more mature, and here there are mixed nationalities.

Europe too is increasingly a mixed society and America, a melting pot of cultures, even if both may be predominantly Caucasian. At least nobody moved away from me or stared at me. I won’t say I felt exactly at home, but I was relieved nobody paid me attention. I wasn’t a freak. Indian skin was regular.

Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria are popular tourist/work destinations with flourishing game business and oil trade. Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia may have Arab influence while South Africa, Zimbabwe may still boast of a residual white population to balance. But Katwe comes across as 100% purely ethnic African-Ugandan. It is a small rundown shanty town perhaps or some forgotten rural picket where our girl Phiona (played by Madhina), nurtures a passion for chess. Encouraged by her coach and his wife, Phiona surmounts uphill tasks both in personal and social life and carves a niche for herself in the world of chess at African summit.  She aims to become a Grand Master. The dilemma Phiona faces as she goes places (literally), with confused emotions, reflects to me somehow what every middle class Indian who climbs up the social ladder may identify with. Phiona’s family circumstances are typical African where crime and poverty go hand in hand. It is not easy to escape this vicious circle. It requires greatest courage and determination to beat out of the corrupt system and emerge a winner. Phiona makes her village proud as she reigns supreme as the Queen of Katwe, crowned the chess champion.

After I finished watching the picture, I asked myself if as a routine film buff I had had second thoughts beforehand, how film critics around the world would receive a picture filmed in Africa. It is unfair. Even a trained and educated mind like mine took a while to adjust.

Personally to me, Queen of Katwe proved to be cathartic … the experience has molded me. My cinema world has been so far limited to Hollywood, Bollywood and Tamil filmdom. The glitz and glamour of these fake film industries probably blinded me to bare essential truths.

However, I couldn’t help thinking how entire Africa is completely either christianized or islamized. The new missionaries are no more the Europeans. Now the conversion mafia are Africans themselves. The present day African native/tribal travesty is troubling. Strip them off their indigenousness , what is left of them.

Posted in Political

Development in Karnataka: Lessons on Democracy

As I am following up the  declaration of results in Karnataka state assembly elections in tv news channels, I am astounded by the audacity of Kumaraswamy of JD (Janata Dal – 39 seats out of 224,) claiming his stake to form a government with Congress (76 seats) support (Independents win 2 seats). The idea is clearly to outwit BJP (105 seats) by any means. The Congress opting to forego the Chiefministership in favour of a greedy Janata Dal’s Kumaraswamy (CM candidate) is an indicator as to how low the power hungry politicians can stoop to and the way underhand deals determine Indian politics. Congress president Sonia Gandhi seems to be in thick of things, having rung Deve Gowda, father of Kumaraswamy and helmsman of the JD to broker the deal. People of Karnataka distinctly cast their votes in favour of JD, over Congress (or even BJP for that matter). There is no ethical ground for JD to even be in the race when it comes to government formation. JD’s Deve Gowda, ex Indian PM, infamous for high level of corruption in his short tenure literally blackmailed the then Janata government at the center to yield to his pressure to similarly back a minority government that he headed on round-turn basis after V P Singh and Chandrashekhar, if my memory serves right. Minority governments are fine so long as the the party that bags maximum seats stakes a claim to form government. JD with a mere  39 seats going for the kill exposes the underbelly of Indian democracy. It is amazing that no form of governing model is foolproof even in mature electorates. India is world’s largest democracy. A text book case by all means. A perfect study. But India is also an experimental ground for democracy for decades now. We expose the flaws in the implementation of democracy as none does. Is this because, we leapt straight into the race enmasse. Should we have started out with adult franchise initially. The earliest Congress governments of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty cashed in on the goodwill of the masses to their own selfish benefits. Unlike the Congress leaders, rebel freedom fighters like Nethaji Subhas Chandra Bose advocated adult franchise for India to begin with. That would have served India to great and distinctive advantage.

This is outright misuse of people’s mandate: the shameless manipulation and underestimation of the democratic process. The Karnataka scenario is a warning of things to come in future. This is why each and every Hindu must cast his/her vote. For the educated Hindu elite, it is beneath him/her to walk to the polling booth to exercise his/her franchise. Unlike Hindus, the minority of India never fail to cast their votes, turning up in droves at the election centers.

It is only until Hindu population is over 49% that the Hindus have a hope. The day we sink below this critical mark, India will fall into the hands of terrorists and evangelists and degenerate into the next Pakistan. We do not have to wait for the population swing. Even a hung parliament similar to present Karnataka crisis could do us in and catapult the Congress back into charge. This is all we need to let the evangelists gate crash in and the terror outfits to get emboldened. Held in check for 5 years now, these anti-nationals are bound to be back with a vengeance wrecking havoc in their trail. Modi’s BJP government has been a nightmare to NGO fundraisers who were on a conversion spree in India and for hawala racketeers who were having a free run flush with terror fundings.

Democracy and secularism in India depend on the DEMOGRAPHY of India first and foremost.  In every single blog post of mine, I am underscoring this vital point (whether I have readers or not).

Karnataka trends are still emerging, and knowing Indian politics, one will not be surprised by behind-the-doors horse trading. What a mockery of democracy.

Closing the post with a heavy heart as ex- cricketer cum present Punjab minister Navjot Siddhu gets acquitted this day by a Supreme Court verdict. Siddhu was appealing against a high court ruling where he was awarded a sentence for a road rage murder charge dating back by some 30 years. Since a word against our judiciary may amount to contempt of court, I am resting my case here.

Sad day for India. I hope I do not live to see the Hindus becoming minority in my country in my own time.

PS: As I close the post, it is still undecided whether it will be BJP of JD government in Karnataka. Let Dharma prevail.

If Congress can back JD’s Kumaraswamy with appalling and dismal 39 seats to form government to wield power from behind the scenes, then Bharatiya Janata Party by all means can resort to equal measures fit in their capacity, to run the state for next 5 years. They have the ethical, moral ground to stake their legitimate claim. Karnataka battle will be decided in a day or two.

A friend’s observation: In India, it is those who score 35% border pass who are deemed eligible for medical/IIT admissions as per reservation, never those who slog and secure 100%. The same holds true for government jobs. The quota candidates shamelessly, without an ounce of guilt, and in fact royally, claim their stakes while the meritorious watch helpless. The substandard meritless however are media-endorsed in India. Karnataka politics just proved why India is a hopeless case.

Posted in History-Culture

India Must Sue Vatican

When America can sue Saudi Arabia for 9/11, why cannot India sue Pakistan for Mumbai 26/11.

India also must sue Vatican for their war on India via relentless conversions and attempt at conversions, undermining the thousands of years ancient native Hindu culture and the democratic, secular fundamental principals of the Indian constitution.

Is Jesus Christ a cheap commodity for these guys to sell door to door. Shameless.

It is time Indian government slaps Vatican and European nations/America for funding conversion of Hindus to Christianity in India. Dear West, to us Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains of Indic fold, attempt at conversion equals CULTURAL TERRORISM.

Let India sue Vatican at International Court of Justice, let India take the matter to United Nations. Let us make a start somewhere. India could be the only nation in the world to REFUSE billion of dollars pumped in by America/Europe/Vatican for the sole purpose of converting Hindus to Christianity.

The conversion is viral decades since. The lengths to which the Vatican appointees go is shocking. India has more than enough proofs to substantiate our charges.

Let us create history by suing Vatican in ICJ. Let us take them to UN. Let us save the rest of the world. Huge psychological and economic strain and imbalance in the nation, thanks to Vatican. The Vatican is also trying to break up India into pieces by christianizing parts of India, with an aim to create ‘islands’ within India. Vatican has to pay up damages and be held responsible for blatant interference in the internal affairs of a third party nation. The acts of Vatican pertain to criminal nature, which could in long term tear up the social fabric of India, sabotaging the nation.

It is high time, India weighs the pros and cons of allowing Vatican this leverage to carry on their dirty mission in India.

Christ and Mohammad belong in Arabia, no place for them in India. If there are voluntary converts to Christianity in India, we have no issues. But conversion with funding from west MUST STOP, period.