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Flaunting too much on social networking platforms? – Beware you are being watched

Are you obsessed with flaunting too much on social networking platforms? Do you enjoy sharing all the events happening in your personal life with the virtual world? Is everyone in your network always aware about your travelling plans? Do you feel proud in flashing with the online community, your event calendar, which comprises of all the forthcoming events that you are planning to attend? If your head nodded against any of the above questions then better beware because you are being watched.

At the outset, let me make it very clear that your social networking account is solely your property and it’s only you who have the right to decide that what and how much you want to reveal about yourself and your activities with the virtual world. I am no one to stop you from sharing your stuff with whoever you wish too. I very well know that it’s none of my business to interfere in your personal life. Hence, this blog is not meant to question your personal choice in any manner, rather it’s an attempt to throw some light on the risk involved with opening up too much on social networking platforms. I urge everyone to read this blog with an open mind and also educate others about the risk they carry with their social networking accounts.

No doubt there is an ocean of data available on the subjects pertaining to the dangers and precautions to be taken while dealing with the virtual world. Still, all of us tend to make mistakes every now and then and hence we need timely reminders to save us from any unfortunate event that might occur otherwise in our life. As such, I have tried to jot down three of the most common practical mistakes visible on social networking platforms which make us vulnerable to a lot of threatening incidences.

The three most common mistakes on social networking platforms are excessive sharing of –

  1. Personal Information – If you feel proud to share your personal life and most importantly your pictures every now and then revealing yourself in expensive attires, displaying the places you often visit, your workplace, your contact details, exposing the details about your family members, name of your kid’s school or any place they frequently visit, etcetera. Then better be cautious because you and your family members are prone to very high risk. The social networking platforms are being watched from every corner and who knows you might soon be hosting an uninvited guest knocking at your door. Sharing of excessive information might also lead to someone stalking you. So it’s better for you to keep a check on things you want to share with others so that you don’t risk your life, as well as, the life of your closed ones. Now next time before sharing too much of your personal information make sure that you at least have a Z+ security by your side to safeguard you from any kind of unwanted incidences happening in your life.
  1. Travel Plans – One of the biggest blunders being committed on social networking accounts is to share the travelling plans. I mean just imagine that you are leaving your home and you publish that information in front of the entire world. By this kind gesture of yours “especially towards the thieves” you not only open your gates for them to trespass your home with utmost ease but, at the same time, you also put the life of your loved ones back home, at stake. Just because you want to flaunt in front of the entire world that you are travelling to different locations on business, personal or vacation trips, you publish such critical information, which in itself is a sufficient data for a person with malicious intentions to take advantage of. Such casual posts of yours, act as the most vital information about your absence from the place of residence. Don’t forget that in this data mining age your account details could very well be churned up based on your past information to extract details such as the most likely time for your next vacation trip, etcetera. Now you can just imagine how safe you, your family members and your property back home is, after that post of yours. Isn’t it a suicidal attempt?
  1. Event Calendar – If you feel proud in flashing with the online community, your event calendar consisting of all the forthcoming events you are planning to attend in the near future, then it’s the right time for you to hear the danger bell ringing exclusively for you. No doubt you get that urge to exhibit in front of the entire world, the prestigious events (which others can’t afford to go) or even the social gatherings you are going to attend, but by this small act of yours, you simply give an opportunity to someone with malicious intentions to either stalk you or even trespass your place in your absence. Showcasing things to the outside world may be a matter of extreme pride for you, but do give it a thought that is your over flaunting attitude somehow making your life too prone to unwanted risk or what.

However, one could easily counter on this by replying that sharing their personal stuff is a means of being in touch with other people. If they wouldn’t be sharing all that, then such platforms would never have been a real success. If people like them don’t flaunt themselves on such platforms then how would others be able to pass their time? It’s only because of people like them who share the so-called interesting stuff that others get the opportunity to peek into their life and enjoy. To all this, I would simply like to say that we are extremely obliged to them for sharing their personal stuff in abundance and we also look forward to more and more “personal” stuff coming from them.

Now, it’s up to you whether you want to “Share Smartly or Simply Share”. The choice is yours after all life is yours. Further, if you think that sharing your details only with “Friends” or “Friends of Friends” is quite safe, then sooner or later this bubble of yours will get burst too, because when the social networking accounts of big personalities are easily being hacked then you can just imagine how safe your account is.

As rightly said by Mr. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “Precaution is better than cure”, so let us all be cautious before any unfortunate event happens with anyone of us because of our excessive information sharing attitude. Everything has a positive and a negative side attached to it and it’s for us to decide and take advantage of the positive side, while not getting carried away by the negative side. Stay safe and do take a very good care of yourself and everyone around you. Be guided and share the information with others too. Act smart and make use of the social networking platforms wisely.

Be in touch.

God Bless!

Peyush Jain

Posted in Common Man, Democracy, Election Commission, Film, Freedom, Government, Hindustan, India, Injustice, Justice, Media, Peace, Politics, Security, Slogging, Unity, Victim, Violence

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil… – Part 2

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Hey heart, it’s difficult)…Yes, once again, it’s difficult to understand that how come, in a democratic nation, a political party (having a regional presence), has got the license to distribute “Patriotic Certificate” to the citizens of our country. For your information, “as of now”, they have fixed the charges of obtaining this certificate as Rs. 5 Crores, to be deposited in the Army Relief Fund. It’s indeed good news and an opportunity to grab, for all those who want to flaunt their patriotism by hanging the “Patriotic Certificate” on the wall of their Drawing room. Hurry up, go and grab this offer, before it gets expired or the rates are revised. After all, who knows, maybe it’s a limited period offer or a Diwali gift offered from the ‘Supremo’ of the so-called political party. So, better don’t miss this opportunity and get yourself certified, just by paying a ‘ransom’ oops donation of Rs. 5 Crore.

Is fixing the price by the self-acclaimed contractors of patriotism, their way of giving tribute to the sacrifices done by the soldiers of Motherland India? Wow, what a patriotic move, isn’t it? It’s just unbelievable that anyone can fall to such level. I wonder whether these people ever miss any opportunity to bake their political bread. Just for fulfilling their political agenda, they can very shamelessly take advantage of even the martyrs who lost their life protecting our country from the enemies. I fail to understand that what kind of politics is this which purely breeds on threatening the citizens of India, every now and then? How can the members of any political party be allowed to take law in their hands and destroy public and national property, in the name of patriotism?

Surprisingly, people from the Indian Film Industry, who were claiming themselves to be patriotic by publishing their videos, didn’t take long to bent their knees in front of the ‘Supremo’ of a political party. Just to get their movie released in that specific state, they agreed to the unlawful demand of the politicians. Doesn’t this in itself proves that their priority is only business, even if it requires parting away with the ideology? Just for the sake of saving themselves from a financial loss, they agreed to such terms, which any person who has a little bit of self-respect would never ever agree to. Alas, those who were claiming to be a soft target, themselves proved that they are soft enough to be threatened and compelled to act as per the orders and willingness of those who want to target them.

What was the government of that specific state doing when this deal among the contractors of patriotism and the persons related to that movie was taking place? Is it that they didn’t have any idea of such deal taking place? Or were they acting as a mediator to resolve this issue and came up with this fantastic idea of authorizing that political party to ask for an amount of Rs. 5 Crore to be deposited in the Army Relief Fund? Is the state government so helpless in front of all those who were publicly threatening that they won’t allow the screening of such movies in their vicinity? Didn’t the respective state government failed completely in tackling this issue and sending a strong message to all those who are behind the disturbances taking place in our society, time and again?

A serious question that comes to my mind is that whether the election commission takes note of all such incidences or not? Can’t the election commission cancel the registration of any political party based on the kind of violent activities they are always involved in? Is election commission only active at the time of elections or do they have some kind of a role to play in monitoring the actions of political parties, on an ongoing basis? Should political parties with a violent mindset and agenda be allowed to operate in a democratic nation?

All of us should think seriously that what kind of people are ruling over us. Does such kind of steps taken by the government, sends the right message to the peaceful citizens of our country, who always abide by the law? Will the common citizens ever feel safe, when those who govern them are themselves appearing helpless in front of the political parties? This deal should be an eye opener for each and every peace-loving citizen of Motherland India. It’s rightly said that a sleeping citizen is a threat to its nation itself. It’s a high time for all of us to wake up before they start threatening us and debar us from each and every legitimate right of ours that is bestowed to us by the Constitution of India. I do hope that the awakened citizens unite together and send a strong message to the political parties and their leaders that their violent agendas are not going to threaten us or not going to help them to win elections.

I wish that the Almighty give good sense to each one of us.

God bless you all!

 

Peyush Jain

Posted in Common Man, Democracy, Film, Freedom, Government, Hindustan, India, Injustice, Justice, Media, Peace, Politics, Security, Slogging, Unity, Victim, Violence

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil…

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (Hey heart, it’s difficult)…Yes indeed it’s difficult to understand that in a democratic nation, a Pradhan Sevak can make a surprise visit to the neighbouring country, but movies which cast artists of the same neighbouring country can’t be released in theatres simply because some of the political parties and politicians thereof openly threatened that they won’t allow the screening of such movies in their vicinity. Incidences like this occurs, time and again, but when the government, as well as, those responsible for enforcing law and order themselves look helpless in front of a few politicians, then it somewhere leaves the common man thinking that whether it’s a democratic or a “dominatic” nation, where a few politicians/political parties can dominate others as per their wish.

Just to enlighten all those who are opposing the release of such movies, coincidently the surprise visit of our Pradhan Sevak and making of these movies, more or less, happened during the same period, when our relations with that neighbouring country were supposedly not as sour as they are at the current time. So shouldn’t both these actions be analysed with the same mindset? Why are we differentiating between the working of artists in the movies and the surprise visit of Mr. Pradhan Sevak? If the visit of our Pradhan Sevak is seen as a gesture of friendly relation, then isn’t giving an opportunity to those artists from that very country, also a gesture of friendly relation? Why is it, that, on one hand, the political parties are so keen to take credit of each and every single attempt of theirs towards building a friendly environment with our neighbouring country, while, on the other hand, friendly steps by other individuals/organisations are being questioned, as well as, their patriotism is being challenged?

Undoubtedly, we have to always stand by the side of our soldiers and support our armed forces. I also agree that war and trade can’t go hand in hand. However, shouldn’t that logic apply on each and everything? Shouldn’t we first end all ties with that specific nation, before we brag about not allowing the release of any movie? Did the government of India end all the ties with that specific country, which, for your information, is still on their list of “Most Favoured Nation”? If not, then why are the movies being targeted? Doesn’t such action somewhere justify the point, which the film fraternity keeps on raising, time and again, i.e. “Indian Film Industry is a soft target”?

Before blindly supporting any such acts, we should first give it a thought that is that action socially or politically motivated and does they really have some kind of social cause behind their actions or not. Just getting carried away in the name of false patriotism, is not at all justifiable on our part. People with malicious intentions make a fool of us by playing with our emotions. Tell me, what benefit will we gain by stopping the release of a movie which is already completed? Stopping the release of such movies will only result in a loss of our citizen and in turn to our economy, as a whole, while the artists of the neighbouring country will still get their remuneration in full. So instead of helping our country, these self-acclaimed patriotic souls are, in some way or the other, helping the economy of our neighbouring country, by their violent demonstrations.

Most of the times, these politicians and their political parties (most of which has a regional presence), acts as if they are the Supreme Power in this nation. It somewhere leaves me thinking that is it their weapon of attaining cheap publicity, and, in light of that, fulfill their political ambitions? When the Constitution of India doesn’t give anyone the right to take law in their hand, then how can these politicians think of threatening the citizens of India, every now and then? Who on earth gave them the right to be physically violent against citizens and destroying personal and national property? I fail to understand that why no one in the government has the guts to stop such nuisances happening in a democratic nation. What is stopping them from taking any strict actions against all those who are openly threatening the citizens of our country? For once, can these politicians, think and act, over and above, their selfish political motives?

Herewith, I would like to request the government of India to make their stand clear on allowing any ties with the neighbouring country or not. As the “politically governed” The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken a stand of not playing cricket with the neighbouring country, in the same way, the government should issue a guideline with regard to transacting with the neighbouring country, till the time, relations with them are back on track. In absence of a clear message from the government, disturbances like these are bound to occur, every now and then. If the government believes that stopping the release of such movies is a right step, then they should come forward and inform the common citizens of India about the same, in loud and clear words, or else, they should condemn all such violent thoughts and acts. At the same time, the government should ensure that, no matter what, no one is allowed to take law in their hand and those who still dare to do that, should be strictly punished so that they don’t think of doing it in the future again.

I do hope that this controversy ends soon with a peaceful solution and without any loss to any person or property. I wish that the Almighty give good sense to each one of us.

God bless you all!

 

Peyush Jain

 

Posted in Common Man, Equality, Freedom, Hypocrite, Invasion, Media, Politics, Slogging, Terrorism, Terrorist, Victim, Violence

A ‘qualified’ apology by Mr. Tony Blair for Iraq invasion – Was it even an apology “in real sense”?

Disclaimer: The blogger strongly believes that the common people of all the countries are always the believer of peace. However, a few persons/leaders irrespective of the country they belong to, in order to accomplish their greed and satisfy their ego, could go to any extent against humanity. This blog is meant to point a finger towards all such destroyers of peace, and, in no way, should be construed against any specific country or the common people residing over there.


From a past few days, it is being publicized all over the world that in an interview with CNN, Mr. Tony Blair (Former British Prime Minister) made a QUALIFIED apology for Iraq invasion that took place in the year 2003. Well, indeed it’s breaking news if a ruler/ex-ruler of a country apologizes for any of their past conducts. I am sure most of you must have eagerly heard/read the apology, especially because it came from an ex-ruler of a country which has a history of invading other countries in the name of Peace & Prosperity, “but never apologizing for the same”.

So, out of sheer curiosity, I too tried to dig in, to find out that what apology did Mr. Tony exactly made. As reported, Mr. Tony said that “I apologize for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong”. In the same interview, he further stated that “I find it hard to apologize for removing Saddam”. Now, with my limited reasoning power, what I could understand from these statements is that although Mr. Tony admits (after 13 long years) that there was no genuine reason for invading Iraq, but still, he don’t think that there is any need to apologize for the mass killing of innocent people, in the name of throwing out of a ruler.

I seriously fail to understand that where is the apology for Iraq invasion in those statements? Mr. Tony has only apologized for wrong information received at their end. Did he apologize for any wrong action (if any) taken on their part, that was based on the so-called wrong information received? When he himself justifies his stand of invading Iraq by saying that he finds it hard to apologize for removing Saddam, then on what basis it is being publicized as a QUALIFIED apology for Iraq invasion?

Mr. Tony, I am really thankful to you for not disappointing me on this front, because I never expected an apology from your end just for invading any other country. Although, you have to apologize (out of compulsion of Chilcot report, I guess), for wrong information received, still you acted as a true politician and tried to save your ___ (neck). No wonder you find it hard to apologize for invading any other country, as none of the British PM has till date apologized for invading the ‘prosperous’ land of Mother India. British Empire invaded India, ruled mercilessly for ages, but till date, none of the leaders has officially apologized for this inhuman act and neither they feel that this act of invading the ‘prosperous’ land of India was in any way wrong. So, Mr. Tony, your non-apologetic stand is totally justifiable, in the light, that you are simply carrying the legacy with utmost dedication.

Herewith, let me make it very clear that I am not trying to justify the acts of any of the dictators. Indeed it’s a noble cause to remove a dictator if s/he is a threat to the worldly peace or a cause of trouble and pain in the life of others. But is it justifiable to do so at the cost of the life of millions of innocent people? Did the citizens of Iraq approach any of these nations (who invaded Iraq) to set them free from their ruler? If not, then under what authority these countries invaded Iraq? I mean invading other countries to showcase the world that we are a Super Power is supposed to be the favourite pass time of some of the leaders, right?

It is my earnest request to all the “Destroyers of Peace” that for the sake of humanity please stop playing with the emotions of the innocent people and stop fulfilling your malicious greed’s in the name of peace. The majority of the human beings are peace lovers and you all can’t fool them for long.

I wish that the almighty give good sense to each one of us. Let us all strive to leave a peaceful world for our future generations to live in. Let there be real peace all around.

God bless you all!

Peyush Jain

 

Posted in Censorship, Democracy, Drugs, Film, Freedom, Government, Hindustan, India, Injustice, Justice, Media, Politics, Slogging, System, Victim

Udta Punjab –  Girta (Falling) Censor Board

Discretion: I leave it to the sole discretion of the readers to decide whether they want to read the word Censor Board in this blog as “Censor Board” or Nonsense, Oops “Nonsensor Board”. However, I want to make it very clear that, by all means, my good intentions are to address it as Censor Board only. Now please stop giving me those mischievous looks. My-My, do you seriously believe that I meant Nonsense Board? *Rolls my eyes* OMG! You guys are smart enough and I don’t think that smart people actually need any kind of censorship, for that matter.


At the outset, I fail to understand the reason behind so much hullaballoo going on the issue of censorship axe ‘advising’ (to be read as ‘threatening’) to slash away the scenes from an upcoming film “Udta Punjab”, which is based on the drug menace that is haunting one of the states of India? It’s beyond my intellectual competency to figure it out that what’s wrong in that? Can’t a board perform its duty diligently? I mean, till now, with my tiny brain, what I could understand is that “to ax” is the foremost duty of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which is often referred “out of love” as Censor Board.

Oh wait, by any chance, does the “issue of certificates for films” also falls under “one of the many” responsibilities that the Censor Board officials carry on their shoulders? On a second thought, I guess yes, the board was initially formed to issue the certificates for Indian films, but it has always functioned in a manner of a ruler who is so engrossed in the intoxication of his/her position that he/she only loves to flaunt the axing talent, ‘mostly’ at places where it is not required by any standards. No wonder the honourable High Court in the “Udta Punjab” case advised the Censor board “Don’t act like a grandmother”. Wow, what an Appreciation Certificate, the Board “that certifies films”, got from the honourable High Court. Kudos to the learned officials of CBFC! Sigh, at what level you guys have taken the board too.

Once again the Udta Punjab censorship controversy raises questions on the working style of the Censor Board and the competency of the officials holding important positions in the office of CBFC. At the same time, whenever such controversy arises with regard to suggesting cuts in a film by the Censor Board, a lot of insane questions keep hammering my mind. The questions that usually irritate my brain cells are like – Whether the cuts advised by the censor board were actually required or not? Whether unsolicited censorship is intentionally or unintentionally killing the creativity somewhere down the line? Whether it is sending a wrong message to the film industry and thereby to the society as a whole? Whether the cuts were the sheer result of some kind of rivalry between the Board officials and the people associated with the respective film? Whether it is just another kind of a propaganda stunt to gain publicity? Whether the people responsible for managing the affairs of the board are competent enough or not? Whether the Censor Board is actually performing its duty of censoring the cheap and objectionable content or not? Whether the Censor Board is even concerned about the impact of objectionable, cheap, double meaning and porn content that is easily accessible to those who are not even adult yet?

Our beloved Censor Board has travelled a long way, from the days when it refused to grant UA certificate to a film, until and unless, the scene where the actress was not wearing a Dupatta (Scarf) covering her neck was removed from that film to the present day, when movies which are cheap by all standards i.e. both visually and vocally are served to the public. It is a high time for the officials governing the Censor Board to do introspection that whether everything in CBFC is functioning properly or not. Else fingers will continue to be raised on their functioning and people will be forced to ask them that were they sleeping when someone was humming songs like “Bhaag bhaag DK Bose, DK Bose, DK Bose, Bhaag bhaag DK Bose DK bhaag” orI swear! choti dress mein bomb lagdi mennu“? Oh, I am sorry, the double meaning words are beyond censorship arena, right?

To be honest, I am really scared whenever such objectionable material is being telecasted on the television and the kids in my home are innocently enjoying them because of the peppy music “without even knowing the actual meaning of these sick words”. The present era is of “easy access” to everything. Now, that is where the real censorship should be levied upon. Easy access to porn on websites, easy access to ‘A’ certificate movies, you name it and it is easily accessible, everything seems to be just a click away. I feel helpless at all such times, whenever I think about easy accessibility of such objectionable material, which is undoubtedly in the reach of our innocent kids. God knows how badly it is going to impact the future of our kids.

Wake up guys before it is too late else the smart public will censor the Nonsensor Board itself. I do hope that the Censor Board takes appropriate steps to revamp its functioning and will divert its energy and resources in censoring the objectionable material, rather than censoring the creativity. May the Censor Board soon turn into a Sensible board from the existing Nonsensor Board.

I wish that the almighty bless each one of us with good sense.

God bless you all!

Peyush Jain

 

Posted in Common Man, Consumer, Democracy, Government, Hindustan, India, Injustice, Justice, Media, Politics, Slogging, System, Tax, Urban Development Tax, Victim

Factual mistake in the formula adopted for calculation of Urban Development (U.D.) Tax by Rajasthan State Government – Is it a blunder or a well thought out strategy to rob our pockets?

Is it believable that a state government is levying Urban Development Tax on the basis of a formula, which has a flaw in following the basic principle of mathematics? Indeed, one can counter by saying that manual and system errors are bound to occur at every place. However, what would be the justification for continuing this error for, as long as, 9 to 10 years, and still going, on and on, with the same mistake?

It is interesting to note here that although the government changed during this period, still, the formula is intact i.e. the present government intends to continue the “revenue generating mistake”. Herewith, please be noted that the Rajasthan government is fully aware of this mistake, but I guess, they simply don’t want to rectify it, solely because it will lead to a lesser collection of tax. This certainly compels us to think, whether it is a blunder or a well thought out strategy to rob our pockets?

Before we discuss any further, let us check the formula adopted for calculating U.D. Tax in Rajasthan state. Formula for calculating the Urban Development (U.D.) Tax in Rajasthan

Total U.D. Tax Payable =

(Total Plot size in square yard) X (Effective D.L.C. rate in square meter)

2000

As it is evident from above, that the formula adopted for calculating the Urban Development (U.D.) Tax by the Rajasthan Government is factually incorrect. This mistake is apparent from the Urban Development Tax bills issued by the concerned department of Rajasthan Government. The factual mistake in the formula for calculation of U.D. Tax is that the plot size is taken in the square yard, while the D.L.C. rate is taken in the square meter. It is a basic principle of mathematics that two different measures cannot be multiplied to arrive at the desired figure. How can square yard be multiplied with the square meter? I mean, even a school going kid can point out such a mathematical mistake. However, the learned and respected Rajasthan Government leaders/officials are least bothered about this basic principle of mathematics. But, on the contrary, who cares for the basic principles, when keeping them aside, gives one the licence to rob the hard earned money of common men?

For the correct calculation of U.D. Tax, the total plot size first needs to be converted into square meter from the square yard and, thereafter, multiplied by the available D.L.C. rate in square meter, in order to obtain the correct Tax Payable per square meter.

“No wonder Logic’s are only for the common man to follow, the powerful and privileged ones are respectfully exempted”. I am not making a loose statement when I say that the Rajasthan Government doesn’t intend to rectify this mistake. My statement is very well backed by the fact that the Rajasthan Department of Local Self Government (RAJDLSG) had issued an order, by way of a departmental circular, dated 19th December 2012, instructing the concerned officials and departments, that while calculating the Urban Development Tax, square yard should be converted into square meter for arriving at the correct Urban Development Tax Payable (thereby accepting their mistake). However, surprisingly on dated 07th February 2013, RAJDLSG stayed the above-mentioned order with immediate effect i.e. switched back onto the wrong formula for calculation of U.D. Tax. (Reference: An article published, on dated 20th May 2014, in Dainik Bhaskar, the Daily Hindi Newspaper).

I hope the staying of the above-mentioned order in itself shows whether the government intends to rectify the mistake or not. What was the logic behind staying the order? The only reason is a reduction in tax collection on account of correct formula. Wow what a logical reason, right? If the government intends to earn more revenue than can’t they increase the tax rates? Or are the leaders scared of losing their government on account of increased taxes, so they rather choose to rob our pockets by misleading the innocent citizens? As per an article published, on dated 19th May 2014, in Dainik Bhaskar, the Daily Hindi Newspaper, Rajasthan Government is charging almost 20% excess Urban Development Tax on account of incorrect formula being adopted while calculating the U.D. Tax.

If the Rajasthan Government doesn’t intend to rectify the mistakes apparent on record then how come they expect us to deposit misleading taxes on time? When intentionally the government doesn’t want to rectify their mistakes, then who gave them the authority to levy penalties on incorrect taxes that are not being paid by the awaken citizens, till the time they rectify the mistakes at their end? Although, the concerned officials have been requested, time and again, for rectifying the mistake and issuing a revised demand notice, still no action has been taken till date, even after a lot of follow ups and meetings with the concerned officials. In such a case, why would any law abiding citizen pay the “intentionally incorrect taxes” to the government?

Finally, I would like to end this blog with the hope that the leaders and officials of Rajasthan Government get good sense, as well as, get awakened on the issue raised in this blog to rectify the mistake in the formula for calculating the U.D. Tax and they don’t take shelter of such illegal methods to collect revenue in future.

Peyush Jain

Posted in Anti-Nation Acts, Democracy, Hindustan, India, Media, Politics, Slogging

Could there be two opinions on anti-nation activities?

The current issue of delivering hatred speech and chanting of anti-nation slogans in the campus of Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU), located in the heart and capital of our nation i.e. Delhi, has caught the wrong attention of the whole nation towards it. An anti-nation act in the centre of any country is quite dangerous and it’s even more alarming when people involved in such acts are from the educated lot. A lot of questions bang our mind every time such incident takes place in any part of our Motherland. In this blog, I have tried to touch upon the issue of different opinions that arise whenever any anti-nation activity takes place around us.

What is this issue all about? Why are the educated youth involved in anti-nation activities? Had the system done anything wrong against the common men, that made their hearts filled with hatred against the very nation in which they live in? Is it that all the people who are involved in such acts being a victim of the system or is it that a large number of them are being brainwashed to follow a certain ideology and purpose? Above all what is more striking is the question that could there be two opinions on anti-nation activities? Is there any room for favouring an anti-nation act?

Don’t know whether there is an another side of the story related to the incident or not, but after watching the video footage being telecasted, on national media, of the rally being organised in JNU, what is prima facie evident is that some of the slogans chanted in that rally tantamount to an anti-nation act. Indeed there is a place for differences of opinion in a democracy, but there is no place for anything that is anti-nation. If we do not love our nation then we have no right to live in that nation. I repeat that “the people who don’t love their nation should leave it right away”. We may not like a particular decision, policy or we may have a different stand on a particular issue as against the government, but in no way, we have a right to be Anti-Nation.

It is for the judiciary to decide what exactly happened in the matter concerned and who is responsible for the act. However, the point that I want to raise is that could there be two opinions on anti-nation activities or not. I know that there would be a unanimous reply to this question that there is no place for anything that is anti-nation, in any part of the world. Now the question that is troubling me is that how come some of the persons and political parties are standing by side of the people involved in such acts? On what basis are they supporting this incidence? Is there any other side to the incidence which we are unaware of? Is the video footage that is being telecasted on national media distorted one? Or is it that the support of the political parties to this incidence is simply politically motivated, just to take advantage of vote bank politics? At least they should make their stand clear that what exactly they are supporting and on what basis.

I do hope that the truth behind the incidence comes out in near future and the culprit gets punished for the same. But, above all what I do hope is that we all should be more thoughtful and act sensibly in our conducts. Do remember that a seed of hatred, in whatever form, is only capable of generating a destructive mindset. Hatred leads to destruction. There is no place for hatred in a peaceful world. The choice is ours what we want to breed for the generations to come. The sooner we all realise it, the better it will be for the mankind. I would like to end this blog with the thought that everyone loves thy nation and keep it above all the personal interests.

I wish that the almighty give good sense to each one of us.

God bless you all!

Peyush Jain