Friday, August 21, 2009

महाजाल पर सुरेश चिपलूनकर (Suresh Chiplunkar): ये हैं स्वाइन फ़्लू के असली

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    • स्वाइन फ़्लू का वायरस प्रयोगशाला के वैज्ञानिकों की गलती की वजह से फ़ैला? ऐसा हो सकता है, “रशिया टुडे” में वेयन मैडसेन द्वारा प्रकाशित एक रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक स्वाइन फ़्लू का वायरस “मानव निर्मित” है और यह वैज्ञानिकों और प्रयोगकर्ताओं की गलती की वजह से मेक्सिको में फ़ैला और फ़िर आगे दुनिया में बढ़ा… देखें यह रिपोर्ट

    • (अतः इस सम्भावना को खारिज नहीं किया जा सकता कि इन प्रयोगशालाओं के जरिये यह वायरस जानबूझकर फ़ैलाया गया हो)

    • कहने का तात्पर्य यह है कि विश्व में फ़ैलने वाली किसी भी महामारी और युद्ध के बारे में कुछ निश्चित नहीं कहा जा सकता कि वह वाकई महामारी और लड़ाई है अथवा “पैसे के भूखे” अमेरिका में बैठे कुछ बड़े “शातिर खिलाड़ियों” का एक घिनौना षडयन्त्र है। स्वाइन का मतलब होता है “सूअर” और जो पैसा कमाने के लिये नीच कर्म करता है

Jinnah is not relevant

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    • Balbir K Punj
    • Who was responsible for the creation of Pakistan? Could partition have been avoided? Was it merely the result of Britain’s attempt to divide India before leaving so that it could have elbow room in the sub-continent by playing India and Pakistan against each other?
    • In fact, neither the Congress nor Jinnah was responsible for partition. Nehru and others did fail to understand the challenge of Muslim separatism. The British, of course, played a mischievous role and the Communists provided the Muslim League with all the intellectual arguments it needed to press for partition.
    • The seeds of vivisection of India were sown long before the arrival of either Jinnah or Nehru on the Indian political scene. The real culprit was the Muslim psyche, which lived in the ‘glorious’ past when the Islamic sword ruled India. The prospect of living as equals with kafirs in independent India was unacceptable to Muslims. Jinnah, a leader without any mass following till the 1930s, was an instant hit with Muslims after he started articulating their separatist demands.
    • Speaking in Meerut on March 16, 1888, over a year before Jawaharlal Nehru was born, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, founder of Aligarh Muslim University, had espoused the two-nation theory. He had asked, “Is it possible that two nations — the Mohammedans and the Hindus — could sit on the same throne and remain equal in power? Most certainly not. It is necessary that one of the two should conquer the other.”
    • Two months later, in December 1906, the Muslim League was formed in Dhaka. And in 1908, after his return from England, Muhammad Iqbal wrote a poem Tarane-i-Milli, the first line of which reads: Chino-Arab hamara, Hindustan ho hamara, Muslim hain hum, Watan hai Saara Jahan hamara (China and Arabia are ours, Hindustan is ours; we are Muslims and the whole world is ours).
    • During this period, the bulk of the Hindus opted for the Congress. Muslims, in turn, opted for Jinnah, and not even five per cent of the people remained with Mahatma Gandhi. The fact that the Muslim masses did not follow Maulana Azad, a deeply religious Muslim, and supported Jinnah, who was not a practising Muslim, is itself instructive of the influence of Sir Syed’s two-nation theory.
    • The debate about Jinnah’s legacy is irrelevant for India. Instead of debating Jinnah’s ‘secular credentials’, we must seek to properly evaluate the threat to our secular democracy from the resurgent Islamic orthodoxy in Jinnah’s Pakistan, of which Al Qaeda, the LeT, etc, are only symptoms. Shahrukh Khan's Detention Drama: Spare Some Thought For non-Muslim Victims

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    • MA Khan
    • Outraged, Shah Rukh Khan, in his initial statement, said he was detained for his Muslim name and that the detention was for two hours, which later came down to 1.5 hours and, as of latest, ‘just over an hour’, according to Times of India.
    • What struck me most is that, while I was sitting there, I saw quite a few people of non-Muslim backgrounds—indeed, a greater number than Muslims—are being put through the same procedure.
    • Undoubtedly, the whole new situation is created by the 9/11 attacks, and the Islamic extremists’ continued efforts to strike at U.S. interests and institutions, both inside and outside the country. And alongside Muslims, non-Muslims are also made to suffer the consequence for Muslims’ actions.
    • The other day, my sister-in-law called in from London; while conversing, she informed me that she—who follow some form of Buddhism and strictly vegetarian—is preparing for a cultural compatibility test in order to apply for permanent residency. She told me that she is made to study British history, which most Britons don’t know. The same procedure applies to other Western countries, such as Netherlands, Australia etc. One knows well that these tests have been introduced, exclusively because of Muslim immigrants’ refusal to accept—and assimilate in—Western culture and values.
    • It seems that most kaffirs like me have generally accepted them, because they go through the save regulations on a daily basis, but never make much noise about it. So far, all the noise about these new regulations, put in place in the post-9/11 era, have been made by Muslims, despite the fact that, it is they, who force the new regulations to be put in place. We the kaffirs suffer for their sins, and accept it humbly. For Khan, if he really cared, he should—instead of crying foul of suffering discrimination himself—spare some thought for us, the infidels, who are suffering the same for his beloved faith and the actions of his coreligionists.

'Almost every Muslim was with Gandhi, not Jinnah': news

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    • In 1915, Gokhale advised Gandhi to keep 'his ears open and his mouth shut' for a year, and see India. Gandhi stopped in Calcutta on his way to Rangoon and spoke to students. Politics, he said, should never be divorced from religion. The signal was picked by Muslims planning to marry politics with religion in their first great campaign against the British empire, the Khilafat movement.
    • Over the next three years Gandhi prepared the ground for his version of the freedom struggle: a shift from the legislatures to the street; a deliberate use of religious imagery to reach the illiterate masses through symbols most familiar to them (Ram Rajya for the Hindus, Khilafat for the Muslims); and an unwavering commitment to the poor peasantry, for whom Champaran became a miracle.
    • History might be better understood if we did not treat it as a heroes-and-villains movie. Life is more complex than that. The heroes of our national struggle changed sometimes with circumstances. The reasons for the three instances I cite are very different; their implications radically at variance. I am not making any comparisons, but only noting that leaders change their tactics.

      Non-violent Gandhi, who broke the empire three decades later, received the Kaiser-I-Hind medal on June 3, 1915 (Tagore was knighted the same day) for recruiting soldiers for the war effort.

      Subhas Chandra Bose, ardently Gandhian in 1920, put on a uniform and led the Indian National Army with support from the Fascists.

      Jinnah, the ambassador of unity, became a partitionist.

      The question that should intrigue us is why.

      Ambition and frustration are two reasons commonly suggested in India, but they are not enough to create a new nation.

      Jinnah made the demand for Pakistan only in 1940, after repeated attempts to obtain constitutional safeguards for Muslims and attempts at power-sharing had failed.

‘Muslims Chennai’s early settlers’

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    • Muslims were one of the earliest inhabitants of Chennai and they made it their home as early as the 13th century AD.


      Making a presentation on Muslims and mosques of Madras, as part of the Madras Week celebrations organised by Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali at Amir Mahal, documentary film maker S Anvar said the Venetian merchant traveller Marco Polo had recorded in his travelogue that 13th century Mylapore had a lot of Muslims and they considered St Thomas, an apostle of Christ as a saint.


      Duarte Barbosa, a Portugese Chronicler said during early 16th century that Muslims were looking after the tomb of St Thomas in Myla­pore now Santhome. There is also a view that the city itself got its name Mad­ras from ‘Madrasa patnam.’ Sai­dapet, a prominent neighbo­urhood of Chennai’s original name was Saidabad. Ar­cot Nawab Saadathulla Khan built a mosque here in the early 18th century and nam­ed the locality as Saidabad.

Free-flow spirituality -

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    • R Jagannathan
    • In India, where the bulk of the world's poor reside, Hindutva and Dalit neo-Buddhism are developing as mass market rivals to traditional Christianity and Islam. To survive, religions have to broadband themselves for time and place.

Uttar Pradesh : UK-based Buddhist body stakes claim over disputed Ayodhya site : 652825

BAMULAHIJA : कार्टून : जसवंत सिंह की 'आऊट ऑफ़ कोर्स' किताब !!! । विस्फोट.कॉम - जिन्ना और जसवंत पर पाकिस्तान में जारी है जिरह

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    • लाहौर से संजीव पांडेय
    • दिलचस्प बात  है कि पाकिस्तान में जिन्ना की भूमिका पर चर्चा हो रही है, पर भारत में गांधी की भूमिका पर चर्चा नहीं हो रही है। हमारी सोच जड़ हो चुकी है। इतिहास की अगर कोई नए सिरे से व्याख्या करता है तो उस पर चर्चा से गुरेज क्यों?
    • फौजी शासन के दबाव में लिखे गए इतिहास में महात्मा गांधी जैसे महान व्यक्ति की भूमिका एक चालाक बनिया की बता दी गई। यह पाकिस्तान के लिए एक दुर्भाग्य की बात है। हालांकि इनका दृष्टिकोण पूरी तरह से पाकिस्तान सरकार के उस एप्रोच से अलग है जो पाकिस्तान की आजादी की शुरूआत टीपू सुल्तान और अंग्रेजों की लड़ाई से मानते है।
    • दिलचस्प बात है कि 1913 से लेकर 1921 तक जिन्ना कितने कन्फयूज थे इसकी चर्चा भी पाकिस्तानी इतिहासकार नहीं करते। वे यह नहीं बताते है कि इस दौरान जिन्ना मुसलिम लीग के सदस्य भी रहे और कांग्रेस के भी। अर्थात जिन्ना एक कन्फयूज पर्सनलिटी हो गए थे। पाकिस्तान बनने के बाद भी जिन्ना कन्फयूज रहे। 11 अगस्त 1947 को कंस्टीटयूंट एसेंबली में उन्होंने अपने भाषण में एक सेक्यूलर पाकिस्तान की बात की। वहीं 1 जुलाई 1948 को कराची में स्टेट बैंक आफ पाकिस्तान के उद्घाटन समारोह में पाकिस्तान में एक ऐसी अर्यव्यवस्था की कल्पना जिन्ना ने की जो पूरी तरह से इस्लामी व्यवस्था पर आधारित हो।
    • निश्चित तौर पर जिन्ना अपने जीवन की शुरूआत में सेक्युलर थे। उनकी दूसरी शादी भी एक पारसी महिला से हुई। उनकी बेटी ने भी एक क्रिश्चियन पारसी से शादी की। जिन्ना के नाती नुस्ली वाडिया आज भारत में ही हैं भारत के जानेमाने उद्योगपति हैं.
    • जैसा कि लॉड माउंट बेटेन के एडीसी नरिंदर सिंह ने अपनी किताब में निकाली है। उन्होंेने भारत-पाक विभाजन के लिए सबसे ज्यादा ब्रिटिश रणनीति को जिम्मेवार माना है जो आजादी के बाद अपने सैन्य तंत्र को इस उपमहाद्वीप में स्थापित रखना चाहती थी। नरिंदर सिंह का मानना है कि कम से कम आजाद भारत में कांग्रेस इसकी अनुमति नहीं देती,इ सलिए अंग्रेजों ने ही पृथक पाकिस्तान को हवा दी। नरिंदर सिंह ने इससे जुड़े कई कागजात जसवंत सिंह को भी उपलब्ध करवाए थे। पर जसंवत सिंह ने शायद इसका उपयोग नहीं किया।

महाचतुर्थी का 23 साल बाद दुर्लभ संयोग

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    • आगामी रविवार धार्मिक व आध्यात्मिक दृष्टि से कई मायनों में खास है।
    • 23 साल बाद रविवार को महाचतुर्थी का दुर्लभ संयोग बन रहा है। हस्त नक्षत्र के साथ सर्वार्थ व अमृत सिद्धि योग एक साथ होंगे।

      पंडितों का मत है कि जब गणोश चतुर्थी रविवार या मंगलवार को होती है, तब महाचतुर्थी योग बनता है। रविवार को ही हरतालिका तीज व गणोश चतुर्थी एक साथ होगी। खरीदी के लिए भी इस दिन को श्रेष्ठ माना जा रहा है।

      पं. भंवरलाल शर्मा का कहना है कि हरतालिका तीज, गणोश चतुर्थी पर सर्वार्थ व अमृत सिद्धि योग में की जाने वाली खरीदी लाभदायक होगी। चल-अचल संपत्ति, भवन, वाहन व जेवर आदि की खरीदी समृद्धि बढ़ाने वाली साबित होगी। पंडितों के अनुसार इसके पूर्व यह योग 1986 में बना था।