Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Marathi manus!!!!!

Hi
I have heard about blogging and this is my first attempt blogging. I think this is the best way people can express themselves and can argue, discuss and learn about various things in day to day life and can get connected to like minded people. Since this is my first blog, thought will give a brief introduction of myself before getting into my thoughts, so that every1 reading can understand what influenced my thoughts....
Am a Indian, born & broughtup in Tamilnadu, with nativity extending to Nandolike, a small village near Udupi in Karnataka. Did hotel management and have worked in five star hotels in chennai and now working in London as a chef.
After looking at all the things that happened post 26/11 in Mumbai and the aftermath reaction throughout the country, thought will express myself on my thoughts. Like any other Indian living abroad, i kept track of whats happening in my home town and the political circle in the country. was glued to news channels for the past few days since 26/11 and was shocked, angry and frustrated with our political administration in our country. First of all my condolences to the families, who lost the invaluable lives of their family members, neverthless to mention the brave hearts of our defence forces that includes the personnel from Mumbai police force to the NSG commandos. I was shocked to see the words uttered by the deputy CM who holds the home ministry of the state, Mr. Patils statements and his choice of words and later by the action of CM himself, visiting the terror hit spots like Hotel Tajmahal accompanied by his actor son and Film director & producer Ramgopalverma.......and he just offered to resign, havent resigned taking responsibility.........
The Union home minister Mr. Patil took responsibility of this incident only after his party forced him to do so after the cabinet meeting. And am not even impressed with the Prime ministers address of the nation after 26/11, he was just reading from the script without any emotion......dont get me wrong, that i am supporting BJP or Advani, i was amused myslef with the first reaction of BJP& Mr. Advani on 27/11 saying we leave politics behind and will support the government in tackling terror. But what he did later, he didnt even flew with the PM from delhi, he and his party president didnt even attend the all party meeting convened by PM for future actions, citing elelction campaign.......b**lls**t..........forgive my language, but got to express my feelings.
I was even amused by the news today that there will be more force added to NSG with more personnel and 3 aircraftss....what is this for?????NSG is a medicine to cure a disease, in this case terror or emergency. this is the action of the government of India........any civilised government will think of preventing such incidents from occuring, rather than cure. they will thinking of strengthening the police force, strenghteing our border vigil (both land & sea), strengthen our information bureau in effective gathering and sharing of information, creating public awareness and making government agencies that are accessible to general public.....but we chose to think only of the NSG commandos, who are based in one place currently in Delhi, and took hours for them to reach Mumbai, cos they didnt had a designated aircraft of their own for travel.......dont we all say n believe in "Prevention is better than cure"........
And what have all the coastal state governments done with the available central funds to improve coastal security.......read this articel - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Maharashtra_neglected_marine_security_CAG_report/articleshow/3781321.cms

and what the central government did about it, NOTHING..........


Why , we people of India got to wait for some incident like 26/11 in Mumbai to happen losing so many innocent lives, to wake up and question the politicians and their governance.......think its hight time, the literate wake up and start expressing themselve and educate others on whats happening around us, in our society, in our country.........

Oh, by the way, i completely forgot and carried away with my thoughts.....why i intended to name this blog " Marathi manus".....this is to the so called saviour of Maharashtrians - Mr. Raj Thanckeray and his MNS workers.........where were they, when Mumbai was attacked??????am not a fool to expect them to fight agianst armed and trained terrorists, we have trained and armed security force for that......what did the so called Marathi saviour Mr. Raj thackeray and his followers did all these days is my question???? did they arranged food and water to the tiresless security personnel who guarded all the terror strike places like Nariman house, Taj or Oberoi, or did they provided support to the Print and Media personnel, who covered the entire episode day & night for all of us to see, or did they volunteered to help the doctors in various major hospitals in Mumbnai, that treated and handled the victims of this terror, or did they donated blood to the victims of this incident........If they have done any one of this, i would have accepted them as a genuine MAHARASHTRIAN SAVIOURS..........Will Mr. Raj thackeray or MNS representative respond to this????????

4 comments:

chakkaravarthi said...

G8 ...question man..wre was raj ???...i am in the state of Maharastra nw and working in the major industries..raj was just showing his strenght to innocent Biharis and Up migrants making the labour sitution worse...forget abt helping ..even after all this attacks are over..he dnt make a statement abt his plan to protec the Maratha Land ...

Srividya Padmanabhan said...

I have no words to express my feelings, i am angry and irritated on this entire issue.Like you even i was glued to NDTV. I guess that was the only option out.

By the way, why shud we wake up only on a 26/11 attack, why not over other attacks which has happened over the other part of our country in the past?? I think its time we woke up and took action over it by ourselves. I also seriously think that every young person in our country must be give military training for a year from the age of 18. This is was singapore does and during the situation of a national crisis, the young men of that country speak for themselves.

Guru Smaran said...

Hey Gops,

Welcome to Blogger! Nice first post. Did you know that CNN IBN had done a news story two years ago about how porous and vulnerable Mumbai was from a sea attack?


One more thing I couldn't stand was Narendra Modi. On the second day after the attacks began, Narendra Modi goes to Mumbai and is seen talking to cops and commandos on NDTV. When one of his guys stands in the way between the camera and him, Modi asks the guy to move aside so that the camera can continue filming him. And while the cops, army and commandos maintain that the investigation's still going on, he declares it as an attack by Pakistan. Maybe it WAS Pakistan, but I'd rather hear it from someone who's investigating it, rather than an arse who strolls in casually that morning and wants the media to film him while he acts concerned.

I'm really really disgusted with these politicians. It's about time we did something...

preetha said...

What happened in Mumbai was a ghastly act of terror and we are all horrified by it. Even today, 9 days after the incident, it all seems so surreal.

Everyone speaks of the Mumbaikar and the Indian's resilience, of his spirit. I would say enough of this spirit and resilience. It's about time we give up the "chalta hai" attitude, the "we can overcome anything" attitude and take matters into our own hands. How we do this, is why we are on this blog, you and me, to decide what we, as the Indian youth can do to empower change. START SMALL, DREAM BIG would be the motto.

And I would also like to support the comment made by Guru Smaran. Narendra Modi is the biggest farce of Indian Democracy. Mr. Modi comes to the funeral of Martyr Ashok Kamte, and has the audacity to offer a "compensation" of 1 cr rupees to his wife. Compensation. Compensation for what? His bravery in facing the terrorists heads up on that fateful evening? Or his undying, do ir die spirit that nearly had the scoundrels behind the Malegaon blasts convicted? Compensation I believe. Mrs. Kamte refused the compensation, no doubt. But how shameless, how low can our politicians stoop?