Back to Home PageWelcome Guest! Register | Login | Home | Contact Us | Site Map | Advertise | FAQ | Search
Canadian Desi
    Charcha


        
  Canada Immigration Forum > General > Our Native Country! > Good riddance -Jyoti Basu died. A Nice Tribute to Basu by Gupta
Last Post | Newest Post
 
< [ 1 ] [ 2 ] >

Good riddance -Jyoti Basu died. A Nice Tribute to Basu by Gupta




BAsh
Senior Desi
Member since: Aug 05




Posts: 121
Location:


Meghal,

May be I should have phrased it as 'false gods' instead of wrong gods. I dont' know if that's where I erred. I am of Indian origin for your information and am proud of it.
And by saying this what I mean is that we have not been valuing real patriots but somehow make sure that people like Basu, VP singh, Deve Gowda, Lalu, Mulayam, Mayavati etc dont get in the dustbin of history. Once these people are dead (in Mayavati's case, even when she's alive) I am sure you will find their statues installed and good things written about them in our history books. Where as the 'real Gods' like Subash Chandra Bose and Lal Bahadur Shastri to name a few get only courtesy attention at best.
I am not trying to offend you or any other Indian here.


 
Post ID: 156754 19-01-10 23:11:48
Report Abuse
ILOVENA
Senior Desi
Member since: Jan 09




Posts: 294
Location:


There is an interesting turn to the venerated communist leader.

According to THE HINDU, whose editor is a worshiper of all things considered communist, NIMHANS, the premier research institute that researches mental health, wants to research Jyoti Basu's brain.

According to this story, Impressed by his mental agility even at an advanced age, the premier National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences wants to study late CPI(M) patriarch Jyoti Basus brain to find out whether there was any special reason for his alertness.

Link:
http://beta.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/article83041.ece?homepage=true


How "low" can we stoop, when it comes to worshiping our rulers? (I prefer the term "rulers" to "leaders";). How low can one go, when it comes to servility? Politicians vie with each other to indulge in boot-licking, and to be the first to name a street, airport or a public hall after a favorite leader. They fall upon each other, when it comes to installing statues of their political masters. Then when they are in power, they re-write history, with all misdeeds about their political masters erased, from the schoolbooks, and praises showered upon them for their "great deeds".

Does anyone here believe that we will change, in India? Or will we go back to the 17th and 18th century, when lives were at the mercy of rulers?


 
Post ID: 156773 20-01-10 10:47:00
Report Abuse
KumarM
Senior Desi
Member since: Jan 09




Posts: 881
Location:


Aren't we already heading towards (I mean going back) to the 17th or 18th century, courtesy Telangana, Bundelkhand, etc? That was the time when so many chota mota rulers were ruling their own kingdoms.

KM


 
Post ID: 156791 20-01-10 13:30:56
Report Abuse
meghal
Senior Desi
Member since: Jul 04




Posts: 1651
Location: (0,0,0)


Quote:
Originally posted by BAsh

Meghal,

May be I should have phrased it as 'false gods' instead of wrong gods. I dont' know if that's where I erred. I am of Indian origin for your information and am proud of it.
And by saying this what I mean is that we have not been valuing real patriots but somehow make sure that people like Basu, VP singh, Deve Gowda, Lalu, Mulayam, Mayavati etc dont get in the dustbin of history. Once these people are dead (in Mayavati's case, even when she's alive) I am sure you will find their statues installed and good things written about them in our history books. Where as the 'real Gods' like Subash Chandra Bose and Lal Bahadur Shastri to name a few get only courtesy attention at best.
I am not trying to offend you or any other Indian here.



I agree with you BAsh. Just that your previous statement kind of generalised the entire population.

Somehow it all ties back to overpopulation/poverty/illiteracy. Take examples of state like UP/Bihar/Tamilnadu, which tends to be overpopulated and at same time dominate the central politics. These are the states which tend to idol worship their politicians and make them larger than life characters.

Even Gujarat has history of electing Deepika to Loksabha .


 
Post ID: 156839 21-01-10 09:53:31
Report Abuse
Contributors:
BAsh(2)  ILOVENA(2)  KumarM(2)  meghal(3)  Nightmare(2)  northyork_desi(1)  Vandematram(2)  
< [ 1 ] [ 2 ] >
 
Show Printable version
Send this page to a friend
Add to favorites
 


 
Web
CanadianDesi
Please Contribute!
Write an Article
Send Community News
Create Photo and Video Albums
Submit Good Pictures
List Useful Websites
Post Jobs
Submit Events
List for FREE!
Businesses
Classifieds
Social Organizations
Religious Places
Employment Agencies
Email Page
Your Email
Friend\'s Email

Advertise Contact Us Privacy Policy and Terms of Usage FAQ
Canadian Desi
© 2001 Marg eSolutions


Site designed, developed and maintained by Marg eSolutions Inc.