Tuesday, October 31, 2017

'Rang de Basanti' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

(Source: The Tribune, Chandigarh, November 1, 2017) 
What is in a colour after all?

By the way, one understands that all the state transport buses of U.P. are also going to be painted saffron. Knowledgeable persons may please advise if it is true or not.

But one sincerely hopes that this exercise will help in reducing , if not altogether eliminating,  the spate of unfortunate children's deaths in Gorakhpur Hospital, U.P.

Monday, October 30, 2017

'In praise of beauty...and talent'- by K.J.S.Chatrath

Recently I watched the Pakistani drama 'Mohabat tum sey nafrat hai' on Youtube. I was so charmed by the beauty and extraordinary acting abilities of the heroine Aiza Khan that I took a few photos of the screen while watching the series. Take a look:

Sunday, October 29, 2017

'Why do some men behave in a patronising way with ladies?' - K.J.S.Chatrath

Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier (L), French Defence Minister Florence Parly (R) and Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani at stone-laying ceremony of Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited in Nagpur. Photo source: AFP

Why do some men behave in a patronising way with ladies?

France to support ‘Make in India’:http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/france-to-support-make-in-india/488452.html

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

'कभी हम भी तुम भी जवान थे ...' - K.J.S.Chatrath

कुछ माह पहले हम चावरी  बाजार में टहल्ते हुए  इस  हमउम्र से जा टकराए।

शरारत भरे  अंदाज़ में हमने भी यूं चुटकी  ले डाली:  कभी हम भी तुम भी जवान थे , तुम्हे याद हो हे न याद हो.

उनकी तो कोई आवाज़ ही नहीं निकली. वोह तो बस शर्मा के ही रह गये ।

Monday, October 23, 2017

'4 Ps in danger, says 1/2 Nobel Prize Awardee' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

"4 Ps in danger, says  Satyarthi." 1/2 Nobel Prize Awardee "stresses need to focus on people, planet, profit & peace." (The Tribune, Chandigarh, October 13, 2017).

 If only things could be improved by such poor jugglery of words!

'Burden of Proof'

Cartoon source: B.B.C. (Hindi)

'अब एप्पल तेरी खैर नहीं....'......K.J.S.Chatrath

अब एप्पल तेरी खैर नहीं....
                                                                                    Cartoon source: BBC (Hindi)

'68 more kids died in Gorakhpur Hospital during last 4 days' - Shame on us all.....by K.J.S.Chatrath

Take a look at today's (23rd October 2017) Times of India. Notice a small heading in red ink on the left hand side.

It says:

"68 kids die at BRD in 4 days: At least 68 children have died at BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur in four days. Of these, 42 deaths took place in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and 24 in the paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)...."

Shame on us all!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

'Thus spake the 1/2 Nobel Prize awardee... ...' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

"Together we must break the shackles of Silence.

Society needs a moral resurgence where child safety emotionally binds us and defines political agenda in India..."

Thus spake the 1/2 Nobel Prize awardee Mr. Kailash Satyarthi while on a 35 day 'Padyatra'. (The Hindustan Times, October 16, 2017)

You can not possibly pack in more cliches in two sentences.

Mr. Satyarthi surely has his heart in the right place but he should seriously consider not only coming out with better ideas but also having a new speech writer....

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

"Chilling 'Me Too' accounts" - by K.J.S.Chatrath

I have been stunned at reading the chilling # accounts of ‘Me Too’.

Are we living on a planet where a portion of half the population (women) are all through their lives are being molested/scared of being molested by a portion of the other half (males)!

I have been advocating strict punishment for rapists, i.e.
(i)              Physical Castration
(ii)            Photos of physically castrated rapists to be displayed on TV.  
(iii)          Re-enactment of the repealed Indian Whipping Act with some safeguards. Convicted rapists to be given a minimum of 24 lashes. 

Respectful salute to all the braves ladies who have taken the courage to come out in the open, &

Shame on us Men!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

"८ घंटे से ज़्यादा सोना सेहत के लिए हानिकारक है".......K.J.S.Chatrath

New order from Railways:  

"Sleeping Time Cut By An Hour For Train Passengers In New Rule" 

(i) ८ घंटे से ज़्यादा सोना सेहत के लिए हानिकारक है. Please enjoy your sleep in moderation

(ii) वैसे ही डर के मारे नींद कहाँ आती है रेल में, घबराहट रहती है की पता नहीं कब रेल पटरी से नीचे चलना शुरू कर दे। 

 (iii) ना सोयेंगे ना सोने देंगे 

(iv) भय है की रेलवे ऐसा कानून न बना दे  की जो यात्री सुबह ६ बजे नहीं उठा उसपर जुरमाना लगाया जाएगा और जेल भी हो सकती है... (मेरा थर थर काँपना शुरू हो गया है ) 

(v) अच्छे दिन क्या अब तो अच्छी रातें भी आ पहुँची हैं


Still I love Indian Railways as it literally connects India and provides good services to every part of a large country like ours.



Friday, September 15, 2017

'Respectful salute to martyr Brijendra Bahadur Singh, constable BSF' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

Respectful salute to martyr Brijendra Bahadur Singh, constable BSF who sacrificed his life at the border when Pakistan Rangers fired at him yesterday.He belonged to Vidya Bhawan Naraypur, district Ballia of Uttar Pradesh and is survived by his wife Smt. Sushmita Singh.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

'Yet another slogan to shout - Swachta Hi Seva' (स्वछता ही सेवा ) - by K.J.S.Chatrath

We are being enthused to shout yet another slogan: 'Swachta Hi Seva' (स्वछता ही सेवा )

'Rajdhani off the tracks- yet again' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

Cartoon is a little dated (showing the photo of the earlier Railway Minister), but sadly not the news.

Yet another Rajdhani goes off the tracks in New Delhi, reads today's news. Mercifully no loss of life.

Get serious about safety Indian Railways.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

'Nobel Laureate Malala gets admission to Oxford college- news'- by K.J.S.Chatrath

 Nobel Laureate Malala gets admission to Oxford college. - news

One wonders weather Mr. Kailash Satyarthi too has got admission!

'This is not fair reporting The Tribune, Chandigarh' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

The Tribune, Chandigarh, August 18, 2017

The above news item gives the wrong impression that Mr. Bappi Lahiri has been awarded India's highest honour the Bharat Ratna. But as one reads on it transpires that he has received 'Dr. Ambedkar Award'. The way it has been captioned shows that you purposely  presented it in this manner to give a wrong and incorrect impression knowing it to be wrong and incorrect.

You greatly disappoint me The Tribune, Chandigarh. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

'Yatras and yatras'....by K.J.S.Chatrath

There is the famous and venerable annual Ratha Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri, Odisha which I have had the privilege of witnessing a few years back. Another very famous 'yatra' is the 'Char Dham Yatra' which I have done four times in my 74+ years of life and want to do it just one more time.

And then in recent times there have been other types of 'yatras'.

A few years back we had Mr. L.K.Advani doing his 'Rath Yatra' and we all remember what happened.

And now we are having a 'yatra' by the 1/2 Nobel Prize awardee Mr. Kailash Satyarthi for focussing attention on child trafficking. He is an innocent and naive person with such hackneyed ideas that one does not want to say anything against him.

Two years back we had a huge get together organised by one Mr. Mr. Ravi Shankar on the banks of Yamuna river in Delhi for sensitizing people on the need of saving environment. That in the bargain he earned a fine from the National Green Tribunal for harming the ecology of Yamuna, is another matter. And still another is the matter that he refuses to pay that fine.

And now we have a Motor Yatra by another Guruji - Mr. Jaggi Vasudev.  He is very articulate in English and has an organisation named 'Isha'. The aim of his 'yatra'  or as it is being euphemistically  called 'rally for rivers' is to give a new lease of life to rivers. It is being supported by some corporates. Would this really help? Don't ask me for we all know the answer.

Enough of  'yatras', I would like to say.

With all these 'yatras' what will happen to travel websites like 'yatra.com'...may change its name?

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May like to see my earlier blogs on this topic: 

 'Oh No, Not Another "Rath Yatra", http://anaap-shnaap.blogspot.in/2011/09/oh-no-not-another-rath-yatra.html ; Friday, September 9, 2011

'Et tu, Nitish Kumar ji? http://anaap-shnaap.blogspot.in/2011/09/et-tu-nitish-kumar-ji.html ; Friday, September 23, 2011

 'Oh No, Not Another "Rath Yatra"? http://anaap-shnaap.blogspot.in/2011/10/oh-no-another-rath-yatra.html Monday, October 10, 2011

'Advani & yet another 'rath yatra'... http://anaap-shnaap.blogspot.in/2013/05/advani-yet-another-rath-yatra.html ; Monday, May 6, 2013

'Shri L K Advani- Padma award' ; http://anaap-shnaap.blogspot.in/2015/01/shri-l-k-advani-padma-award.html ;