The Great Escape

Musing Dad

Feb 29th, 2016 8:37 AM

A call shook my world. That call was made from the Hospital ICU. “We were trying to reach you since half an hour. Please come at once to the ICU.” I was busy thanking my new friends, Gods. Tension gripped me; elevated heartbeat, sweating and mouth went dry. I was unable to swallow the Tirtham at the temple. I searched for an answer looking into the stonely God, Chitragupta in Old City of Hyderabad. The statue was silent. The temple room fell silent. I pleaded “Please!”.

No response came. The Panditji broke a coconut and blessed “… sakala ayuraarogya aiswaryabhivruddhi siddhirastu. Kaise hein Paapa Ananth Vamsiji?” I told him about the call. He wished me luck and asked me to not lose hope. He was equally shocked.

8:40 AM

There were at least ten people who should know immediately. But whom should I first call? Mind was so cluttered. I started to feel Dad slipping out of my fingers like that of the movie Cliffhanger.

I called Dad’s brother, Dr. Kameswara Rao. “Babai, just received a call that their trying to revive him since last half an hour and he’s not responding”. “Ok Ra Naana, let me speak to the doctor immediately” was the reply. I wished he didn’t call back.

I called his last brother, Jagga Rao, “Babai, I received a call from ICU. They say it’s critical. I need you at once”. “I will be there now, Vamsi” was the reply.

I called Amma who was alone in the ICU waiting area for attenders, “Amma, the doctors have arranged for a briefing with me shortly. In-between please don’t attend to any of the calls the nursing staff make. Go to the Vinayak temple at the gate and pray as usual”.

Mom asked “what happened?” I replied “Nothing much, they may ask about the pending dues now that the surgery is successful”. “Then why.. ok! I will leave the waiting area at once and be there. Come fast”. She wasn’t impressed with my explanation.

I started searching for a cab on Uber, Ola and Taxi for Sure, the closest was 9 minutes away. I waited. It felt like 9 years.

I called Mustafagaru, dad’s spiritual Guru and conveyed him the development. He was shocked and tried consoling me  through explanations. I wasn’t looking for one. I wanted my cab to come at once! In between I gulped two teas. The hot tea hurt my tongue but it was secondary. I had to reach the hospital at once. I was 35 kms away from Gachibowli, Hyderabad doing a specific puja for dad’s good health. I hopped into the cab and started speeding towards the hospital.

I called Aditya to convey that the plan for Sujatha’s (my sister) wedding shopping was on hold and asked him to be at the hospital. “I will be there” was the reply. “Bring your mother” and I cut the call.

Thoughts plagued me as the cab snailed even at 70 kmph. I closed my eyes lost in memories and constantly assuring myself “This is not the way it should happen. We have seen many situations in a short span and have overcome. This is also a passing situation. Vamsi, don’t think emotionally. It clouds your imagination and next step”.

9:37 AM

The cab took the turn towards the hospital and my heart was beating much faster. As it entered the hospital gate, found mom sitting there and reading her Lalitha Sahasranamam, waved a hand and asked her to be there. I rushed into the waiting area outside ICU. Left the prasadam and cleaned my forehead off the tilakam and Akshintalu that the Panditji put on my head blessing me.

9:47 AM

I walked into the ICU. The security guards wore a stern look. The door felt heavy and I saw the ICU 3’s curtain drawn. My worst nightmares were now a reality. A team of doctors and nurses were rushing into and out of the room. Deafening silence broken occasionally with the pings of the monitors reading pulse and oxygen saturation. I concentrated on one, just one. I peeped through the corner of the curtain. There was an occasional pulse and the rest were nearly flat lines. The doctor saw me and asked for a second. Few seconds passed. Jagga walked into the ICU. Both looked into each other’s eyes. We didn’t need words.

9:50:28 AM

When I peeped again the pulse went flat never to rise.

Dad breathed his last. The doctors put up a valiant fight with the Yamadootas for nearly an hour and a half. Dr. Srikanth came out and asked us to wait in the visitor room for a briefing. This wasn’t a normal one. I and Jagga went inside the room. I was looking at the ceiling and walls. I felt they were converging on me but Jagga had his composure intact. Dr. Srikanth came inside. “We did everything we can to revive him. Unfortunately, we couldn’t save him”. “Your dad put up a valiant fight against a rare condition ‘Acute Pancreatitis’. 65 days is in no way a small thing but unfortunately he’s no more.” he choked.

I patted on Dr. Srikanth’s shoulders and said “You did a good job. I am happy we all fought together for him. Could you please ask the hospital staff to cooperate with me while I make necessary arrangements for the last rites in Vizag?” He assured the hospital would cooperate.

I shook hands with Babai and said “We have all done our best. Now before emotions takeover us we have two new assignments. One, making necessary arrangements in Vizag. The other, dealing and closing hospital affairs.” He agreed.

10.15 AM

Jagga and I approached Mom. I asked her to stand beside me at the Ganesh Idol next to the hospital’s gate. It was the only source of inspiration and sparring for both.

“Dad is not with us. He left for higher worlds.”

I saw my Mom turn into a small child. Tears, shock and grief took over the 62 yer old at loss of her 40 year friendship, life partner and husband. Jagga wrapped us both in a hug. We cried. None of Mom’s questions could be answered. “Why? How can this happen?” I had no answers. There was no downplaying of Dad’s critical condition anymore. He was just not there for me to spin a story and assure her. We three felt the emptiness. It was unfathomable. Sobs dominated words.

She was barely able to walk. Jagga and I made her reach the hospital lobby. We had to immediately act. Vizag was the choice for the rites. Rest of the Nadimintis, relatives and friends were in Vizag. Scared and hoping to see their brother for one last time. I asked Amma to permit me to complete the jobs. She kissed my forehead and asked me to complete them.

Aditya and Aruna aunty walked in. A welcome respite as they can attend on her. Jagadamba (Jaggi), Jagga’s wife followed enquiring Dad’s condition. She had to call off her official duties to rush to the hospital. Jagga didn’t yet convey the news to her. I told her calmly that Dad isn’t with us. She stopped in her tracks. Words couldn’t come out of her mouth. I held her until I found Jagga and left her in his care. She was an angel who took care of us in the 65 day episode. I didn’t have time to know what happened later, asked them all to attend on Amma and left. Later Aditya joined me in finishing hospital affairs. I found a responsible brother in him.

11:30 AM

I called my sisters, Sujatha and Neelu. “Dad is not with us. He left for higher planes”. Neelu burst “How can this happen, after all we did?” Sujatha was sobbing and listened to the news. I demanded from them one thing, “Be strong both of you. We need to be strong for the rest of the family. Dad’s relatives and friends are all old and we need to put up strong balanced faces. Later when all are done we can go to our homes and cry our hearts out. This is just not the time.”

Ramani (Neelu’s husband) called. “Sorry Naana.” were the words. i didn’t know how to react. I couldn’t speak much and put down the phone trying to focus on the job at hand.

Vizag preparations were made by Chayanulu, Viswanath and Ranga Prasad. The hospital staff ensured all possible help from their end for safe transfer of Dad and us from Hyderabad to Vizag. They attached us to an agent.

12:40 PM

After preparing him and making him wear his favorite clothes, he was brought into a private area within the ICU for 10 minutes. Mom held his face and I his feet. My Dad was a Guru and friend to us more than a father hence my choice of feet. There was emptiness.

Mom sobbed “Ram, why this abyss for me? How can I?”

02:45 PM

Dad was sent to the mortuary for the travel preparations, embalming and other procedures. Mom was taken to Jagga-Jaggi’s place. Pradeep (Deepu) came. He was shocked and hugged me. He stayed with me for a while.

03:15 PM

Necessary permissions were taken by the agent but one No Objection certificate from the local Gachibowli Police station to transfer Dad (which was a standard procedure) was remaining. I and Deepu went there along with the agent. The Sub Inspector made us wait for 2.5 hours! Apparently he wanted to teach the agent a lesson to show respect (maybe) to him as he confidently sauntered into the Police station and demanded an NOC. Actually I was taught one.

The Police administrations in Telangana don’t have a humanitarian side to handle with situations like these. In the hot sun, losing Dad and growing pressure from the hospital to pay the final bill before providing clearance to transfer Dad, my situation was getting worse. This behavior of the Police was a shock to me. I took help of Jaggi and things were sorted instantly.

06:00 PM

Apparently in the confusion, I blurted out a figure to the finance department of the hospital that I will pay to clear the papers. That was reported and the bill was adjusted to a higher value. Dr. Santosh intervened and Vissu helped to negotiate. The negotiations continued until late night. I apologized to Santosh and Vissu for messing up things at the last instant. Felt I was in shambles and started talking deranged exhausted from the day’s activities. They asked me to take rest for a while. A final amount was agreed and Dad’s papers were released. Neelu and Ramani made sure the funds were available instantly. It was not a small amount.

Later in the night, when I and Jagga were resting on the couch with eyes wide open in the darkness and reminiscing the past 65 days, an occasional tear left my eyes and rolled down my cheeks. There was emptiness everywhere. The voice which spoke to me every morning and evening fell silent. There won’t be any more calls greeting “Good Morning” and “Ok Ra Nanna, Digvijayamasthu”. Emptiness filled us. I saw my Mom and Jaggi lie on the bed tired from the same emptiness.

Mar 1st, 2016, 01:00 AM

The agent made a call late night saying “The name of your father is printed wrong in the Police Station’s NOC. I had asked you to verify and review. That SI is off duty now. What can be done?” Earth stood still for me. Frantic calls were made to the Hospital security supervisor. One of the friends I made at the hospital. He assured “I will personally go and get it rectified.” Tense moments passed and at 2.40 AM we received a call that Dad was being shifted from the hospital to the airport. The mistake was rectified. I thanked him.

05:00 AM

All five of us were at the airport and boarded the flight. This time Dad was in the luggage compartment in an ice box while I, Amma, Jagga and Jaggi were together but alone inside the cabin. Jagga was lost in his thoughts. Jaggi was composed not breaching her emotions so that Mom can be given the strength and Mom was lost. I sat observing all these moments.

8: 30 AM

We arrived in Vizag and Dad’s brothers received us. They have arranged for the entire proceedings already. The coffin box had a Christian cross marked on it. I smiled and let it go. I was greeted by sobbing relatives. I had an apology written all over my face. I couldn’t save their brother and friend.

The ritual started and none of us were given enough time for a wholehearted last glance. The Pandit was like that. He guns for detachment. Else, the loss will overwhelm us. In the midst I saw Pramod (Now Sujatha’s husband), his brother Prashant and their mother Nageswari garu. I broke down looking at her. Held her and said “I could only do so much for sisters in Nadiminti and Jonnalagadda family. I’m sorry.” Emotions took over all of us briefly.

I performed the prayers and rituals. Within an hour was back on the van transferring Dad to the crematorium.

After a brief puja there, I and Dad’s brothers lifted him onto the pyre. I lit the Karpur (Camphor) placed it on his heart. I was ordered not to see the pyre and followed the instructions. Bidding his mortal remains one last Good Bye I said “You’ve been a good Dad my friend. I will miss you.”

As the flames rose, his Aatma finally got its ‘Great Escape’.

I hope it reaches higher Astral planes and becomes one with the ParamAatma and gets free from the cycles of Birth and Death. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti!

@AnaMinti

 

Dad,

We are still those small kids who held those front grills of MIG C6 house waiting to hear the revving Bajaj Chetak scooter. ‘One small ride Dad’ is all we ask. We know you can’t respond now and we have to live with it. We sincerely hope our discussions and your enthusiasm work for us for the rest of our lives.

We miss your voice which was full of advice, humor and fatherly concern. You did Good, Dad. We love you.

—–

Vamsi, Sujatha, Neelu and Rama.

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A plea to Hindu-Muslims

The below picture if applied to India’s situation, India will be called Dar-ul-harab. Majority are not United and minority has preferential treatment.

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If this continues, one day it will turn into a Dar-ul-islam. Which I feel even Indian Muslims don’t want. Imagine being given 100 lashes for not praying or not memorising the Quran or paying a Jiziya tax for living like a secular / atheist.
‪#‎Shariah‬.

It’s incorrect to ask Patriotic Muslims to prove their love for country but it also doesn’t mean they should blind themselves to people committing grave horrors in their religion’s name and hiding behind Liberal apologists who pull out Hindu cases to deflect attention.
If the Hindu cases were so strong, we all wouldn’t be living peacefully! Yes there are idiots in Hindus who do moral policing or commit crimes but do they commit with a vengeance or purpose to convert Muslims? Everyday a Hindu is told how bad his identity is by the media, secularists etc to cover-up the fallout on Islamic terror.

Mere condemning the ‪#‎parisattacks‬ and saying this isn’t Islam won’t help anymore. They should in all ways support and take part in this war on terror and not make generalisations or comparisons. There are no comparables in this modern world of 21st century to the mayhem islamists have caused.

What I would want my fellow Indian (Hindu) Muslims to do:
1. Weed out mischief elements in their ghettos / localities and handover to police. Counsel them on education and employment.
2. Don’t fall prey to radical thoughts of Uneducated Mullahs or Imams or politicians who instigate youth with imaginary suffering stories.
3. Reform the book. It’s 1400 years and there are no tribes killing each other like savages fighting over petty water disputes or camels. Times changed and human intelligence, compassion improved.
4. Support a uniform civil code in India showing parity in treatment and opportunity to my children and yours.
5. The Jew / Christian / Hindu / Atheist are not your enemy. Its poverty, illiteracy and regressive mindset.

Just wrote the above with a hope for a betterment. I believe in my Hindu-Muslims. They share my blood, dna and Compassion.
Let’s work for peace.

Uppers and Lowers. Where are the Indians (i.e. Hindus)?

A ‘Socialist’ government should treat its people as equal on all fronts and provides an environment for self-improvement with equal opportunities.
India is a country having diverse population belonging to many communities based on their work, trade, knowledge, language and religious practices. The typical Indian (Hindu) Society is a balanced model which ensured well-being of every human. But time changes things. People’s perceptions and practices turn rigid and a select few exercise control over the rest. 
One can’t ignore the caste based discrimination that rotted the general well-being of our Hindu society for centuries. Imagine people made to feel bad about their existence as lower or make some feel happy and powerful as upper castes.

Did Hindu religion cause this? Common perception leads to think yes but I don’t think so.
Did people with power hungry snobbery cause this? Definitely yes!
 
Even after 67 years, we as a politically independent country who solemnly swore to implement the constitution tooth and nail have failed to bridge the gap for several communities of SCs and STs who were and are still underprivileged. Post political independence we have succumbed to the influence of the power hungry religious and caste based vote bank politics. New segments like backward castes and OBCs are created and more communities everyday want these privileges.
Having enjoyed the opportunities (reservations) in education, employment, low cost housing etc would the communities or the people who utilized them, who are now fairly well to do and can self sustain, give up reservations unconditionally? 
 

The cry for more privileges, more reservations, more representation doesn’t seem to fade. There are many who benefited from the State sponsored charity which was funded by the hard earned money from the people of this country (which also includes ‘Upper Castes’) for decades. The reservations in education and employment changed their lives. The better few, for political and other gains, made sure their own community people remained underprivileged. They encourage block voting by their communities deciding who to elect and which candidate will further their personal cause of privileges in turn making them their slaves. During elections they unleash their thugs bringing disrepute to the country and their community. Sometimes they mislead their people to take up things into their hands and turn them into savages. Yet the people in these large communities don’t take necessary steps to keep a check to this. Instead they take pride as somebody is representing their collective identity. Happy if succeeded, unmoved if failed. The big agitations by Jats, Gujjars, Marathas, OBC in Muslims etc resulted in the governments weakened at their knees and bending to please this large vote banks. 

Every new demand / reservation is linked to the  medieval times tyrannical ‘Caste system’ followed by the Uppers (read mostly Brahmins) and the treatment meted out by them towards other castes. The narrative that “Even in current Constitutional conditions the ‘Uppers’ usurp everything and leave the underprivileged in poor conditions” is a mirror for the entire 1.25 billion to stop, check and ponder where we are headed with this kind of thinking. Baba Ambedkar who was a victim of the caste system and untouchability followed by Uppers during his times gave a beautiful vision of empowering all communities equally. He was reluctant to allow any sort of favoritism. But the clout of crooks and power hungry politicians recognizes no worthy man. They have ensured Ambedkar succumbs to their demands and promised an overall upliftment within two decades? The situation today is far from Baba’s vision. Like the Religious Guru in the movie Oh My God, these people now use Baba Ambedkar to their political mileage and leave his pristine ideals and thoughts just for personal gain. Worse, they have ‘Copyright’ed him.
 
The Uppers Case:
Communist Liberal Imperial funded Indian Media loathes the Upper castes since they follow this pagan, old fashioned, barbaric Hinduism which has given birth to Jati-Varna system and the division of communities. They lose no opportunity to trash and loathe at people who claim proudly to be Hindu. They fueled the thoughts of the masses that Hinduism is a deliberate tool by the ‘Uppers’ to enslave the ‘Lowers’ ensuring a systematic degradation of this unique human identity. This coupled with the left inspired spineless education and toothless history taught to the last two generations has ensured that the people of this country have no common thread and we are a divided bunch of uncouth and uncivilized idiots who lose our tempers at the slightest mention of criticism to our practices.
 
Is accepting the constitution as the spirit of this nation and accepting the diktats of political leaders claiming upliftment of weaker sections as a bigger cause the biggest mistake committed by the Uppers? 
The Uppers representation for policy making and lending a voice to air their economical conditions are fading. They will soon be relegated to the dungeons of poverty, abandon their ancient & scientific Vedic knowledge and politically become insignificant while the rest of the world will say ‘They deserved it!’.
 
Every community needs a Hindu Purohit (Upper) to conduct a wedding, name ceremony, invoke the blessings of Gods and even a death ritual. But when the so called ‘Uppers’ seek a voice to air their pitiful conditions the media, the vote bank politicians and the #AdarshLiberals quash it with their might to ensure the voice never gets heard int heir cacophony. 
 
A society needs all communities to work hand in hand and ensure the well being of its people. We have never learnt from the mistakes committed through the last few centuries. We could not come together as One India and fight for a common cause, common good and common well being of everyone living in this country. Imbalance then and Imbalance now. Outstanding!
 
Though the Caste based Reservation is a deterrent to the progress of a nation, it should only be given to the communities who have been historically denied the right for social inclusion like SC and STs and within a set period of time through active monitoring from citizens drive their inclusion and close the reservations chapter. Backward castes which where created for political mileages should be abolished immediately. Its a sorry state of affairs when large communities like Gujjars, Marathas and Patels get on the streets and demand in a way that defeats the Indian cause. Did they ever think what have they done to their communities? Government isn’t a charity! I’m paying for the country’s well-being forgoing any kind of privilege to myself or my family to live.

Solution:
All communities require common education and a voice for their representation to initiate a sustainable change in their lives and trades. Every community was and can be self sustained in this nation. Our Hindu way is an amalgamation of Socio-Political-Economic structures embedded into one spirit. Ours is a spiritual way designed to answer the deepest questions of every human engaged to make this life better through looking inside first and also has the flexibility to change with the times yet provide a simple, peaceful and content-full life. 
I Hope the Hindu society wakes up at least now and revisit where its headed. The future generations will scorn at us. Lets give them a better environment where humanities count and not religions or castes. For a real social change, providing reservation based on financial status of a person irrespective of any caste or religion and affordable education is the need of the hour. Support entrepreneurship through inducing financial support for research and development  and science into trades and give the communities true identity a worldwide platform. The state can only facilitate. It’s our duty to protect our culture, ethos and plurality and not get divided based on castes and religions.

‘Naasti Lobha Samo Vyaadhih
Naasti Krodha Samo Ripuh:
Naasti Daaridryavat Dukham
Naasti Jnaana Samo Sukham’
 
There is no disease like greed,
No enemy like anger,
No sorrow greater than poverty,
No happiness equal to wisdom.
Patels should ponder what their community can provide to the rest of the country and not what the country can provide them. Every community should feel the same and conduct big mega rallies seeking a collective identity called Indian / Hindu / Bharateeya bringing us together like the millions of cells in the human body. 



My thoughts.. 

RSS – The Work Has Just begun..

As the ninth day of the Auspicious Navratri ends, Maa Durga now retires. For the purpose of the incarnation is fulfilled. The benevolent mother blesses her children and gives them peace and freedom from tyranny, exploitation and injustice. Vijayadasami is a celebration of Peace and freedom from evil forces.

At the end of a tyrannical rule there should be a sustainable force created to ensure that peace and prosperity last for many years until a new demon threatens the society.

Sustainable force through the pages of Hindu history had been an Incarnation of Vishnu who’s Avatarams led people into the righteous path of Dharma. In this current Yuga the force can be no one man. It is the collective strength of a Society born and bred with the principles of Dharma, Tolerance, Acceptance, Pluralism and Knowledge.

Hindu society over the last two millennium has seen countless number of invasions – political and religious. Yet it withstood most of these and assimilated various thoughts from them ensuring Knowledge transfer, peace and livelihood for generations of Hindus.

Dr. Keshav B Hedgewar (Doctorji) drew inspiration from the countless number of Hindu Stories and realised that a great latent potential is untapped in the Society. But, the society was in a sad state of affairs due to the Mughal Islamic and the British East India Evangelical Rule. Hindus were denied dignity of upholding the values of ancient wisdom and Dharma.  The education systems were written to show a perverted understanding of Hindu Dharma by the British. The upper castes (educated) were happy working for the British administration while several lower castes were left to exploitation, poverty and social discrimination.

The Hindu society has not learned from its mistakes. When struggle for India’s independence was propelled by a collective few who took upon themselves to unite people, Doctorji was at the forefront leading agitations and challenging the British to give up their Golden goose, India. But he was not totally convinced. India could become an Independent state within no time but is the society ready to accept the change in rulers? Shouldn’t the society build upon its Dharmic principles to ensure a long lasting peace? Will the leadership in Congress have the wisdom to understand the needs of such a vast population? Thoughts plagued him.

Doctorji saw that Congress was soon turning itself into a political body rot with favouritism and petty egos rather than a revolutionary body. After a lot of thought process he came to the conclusion that Selfless service is required to uphold the one true identity Hindu under which the gamut of Collective wisdom, systems, and knowledge born in this holy land can be secured for the future generations.

A Patriot, Master Organiser and Orator, Doctorji pooled together like-minded young men and started off this Maha Yagna called Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Nagpur on this auspicious day of Vijayadasami.

Shakha is the essential daily programme in which Yoga, Exercises and Team games were conducted followed by singing patriotic songs. Swayamsevaks were encouraged to pursue studies as well as conduct with discipline in the society and set examples. The template remains the same till date. This Shakha system created Swamy Vivekananda’s Men with Mettle – Swayamsevaks of the first order ready to sacrifice their self-interests for upholding the spirit of motherland, Bharat.

Doctorji knew well that a person cannot be the guiding force forever as every Human has deficiencies. He chose the Bhagawa Dhwaj (Saffron Flag) for the representation of sacrifice to motherland and the ethos of Bharat.

RSS found immediate popularity for the selfless approach to getting things organised and penetrating into the society which is divided on many lines. Though initially it had members from the educated class it soon reached and touched the hearts of several castes and Dalits. People found hope in coming to the Shakhas where no caste, creed or religion were discussed and everybody stood shoulder to shoulder praying allegiance to motherland (Prarthana).

Swayamsevaks commitment didn’t seize with the fight for freedom from a foreign rule. They have catered to various needs of the society during calamities and also during the heart wrenching episode, Partition of Bharat. Swayamsevaks ensured safe return of many families into India.

After the demise of Doctorji, Madhav S. Golwakar (Guruji) took charge of expanding the Sangh into various fields, involving many personalities and Hindu Gurus. Guruji is a walking encyclopedia who has written several books which till date have a lasting impression on many young minds. Guruji travelled extensively within India expanding and establishing Sangh Shakhas.

After India’s Independence Guruji advised Swayamsevaks to pledge their energies into nation building. Though the immediate compulsions demanded a political wing, RSS chose to stay away from politics. The reason being its work is among the people not for Netagiri.

Out of selfless thoughts emerge the greatest ideas which can change the course of people for a lifetime. Guruji understood this and entrusted Swayamsevaks with starting organisations like Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Akhil Bharateeya Vidyarthi Parishad, Bharateeya Mazdoor Sangh and several others which till date are some of the largest bodies in India and Asia. Today there are over 35 organisations which address several issues plaguing the society to make a difference irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

RSS was called on to serve the forward forces by supplying essentials during all wars India fought with China and Pakistan. Recognising the effort, Swayamsevaks were asked to participate in the 1963 Republic Day Parade by the then Prime Minister J. Nehru.

RSS had its share of suppression from the ruling political parties because of the organic growth in the society. RSS was banned for three times till date and every time revoked.

  1. It was accused of killing M. K. Gandhi and later acquitted by the Supreme Court.
  2. Democracy came under threat under the Congress rule for which nearly 70,000 swayamsevaks had to endure physical and mental torture staying away from their families languishing in jails. Voices were silenced, Pens were put down and Acceptance of a Dynasty became the survival word. The Satyagraha continued until it was lifted.
  3. Soon after the disputed Babri Masjid was brought down by Karsevaks, a ban was imposed and later lifted for lack of evidence on inciting the demolition.

Today the organisation is expanding at a rapid pace. There are over 51,300 shakhas and several weekly and monthly meetings held across the country. RSS swayamsevaks through Sewa Bharati run over 1.5 lakh sewa programmes catering to the tribal and dalit communities’ education, social upliftment and employment. RSS affiliates run the largest non-governmental schooling programmes through the vast network of Vidya Bharati, Saraswati Shishu Mandirs and Ekal Vidyalayas. There are over 55000 swayamsevaks in Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh(HSS), the international organisation catering to Hindus spread across the globe. Muslim Rashtriya Manch, a patriotic Muslim body is inspired by the Chief Late K. S. Sudarshan committed to upliftment of Muslims into responsible citizens for India.

Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP) was formed by bringing together all Sants, Gurus and Spiritual leaders of Hindus under one umbrella and proclaimed that “Haindava Sodarah Sarve. Na Hindu Patito Bhavet” “All Hindus are brothers. Hindus can never become fallen”.  

At the 50 years celebration of VHP formation the entire Sangh Parivar (RSS and Affiliates) have pledged to eradicate Untouchability which is rampant in many parts of the country through a simple formula for every village – “One Well, One Temple and One Crematorium”.  Such is the commitment and such is the execution.

I remember Ma. Mohan Bhagwat (now RSS Chief) words from 2003 when I was a Prabandhak at an RSS Camp. He said “There are only Swayamsevaks and Future Swayamsevaks”.

This Mahayagna with its highest discipline and selfless service cannot end and will not end. The success of the Sangh Parivar is the success of Bharat (i.e India). There are better days in the future. Swayamsevaks and the crores of Mothers and Sisters affiliated to Sangh Parivar will lead the Hindu Society towards Peace and prosperity.

The Work has just begun..

Bharat into the Future
Bharat into the Future

@AnaMinti

What Ganesh Chaturthi Teaches.. A Sunday Musing

Ganesh Chaturthi festival is a training and practice for Hindus (all living beings on this Hindustan / Bharat i.e. India) to treat fellow Human beings with reverence and devotion that one would do unto a relative or a friend or an elder.

It’s a simple case of అతిథి దేవోభవ (Atithi DevoBhava). You invite him to your home, ask him to take bath, provide him fresh clothes, invite him for a meal, give him water to drink and panchamrut as desert, ask him to retire and rest for a while. When he decides to leave you fill his bag with goodies and wishes for a safe journey and wholeheartedly ask him to come back soon.

The festival teaches us to Accept any Human irrespective of his caste, creed, religion, nature, physical ailments or deformities as a living Life and provide them succor and sustenance in this journey called life.

Ganesh is a physical handicap with unimaginable deformities, maybe dark in colour, raised in the forests, rugged from relentless battles to stay alive and protect Dharma.

Ganesha

If one can show such affection towards a cripple like Ganesh, how can we not show the same caring towards our economically challenged and socially backward Hindus?

Oh Hindu, where’s your Dharma? What has become of it?

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Ganesh Chaturthi festival has nothing to do with religion but should be religiously practiced to inculcate and advance human interaction and brotherhood.

Europe’s mistakes. Refugee Crisis. America, Beware!

The tragic case of Syrian refugees risking their lives migrating into Europe is a perfect example of “As you sow, So you reap” for.. Europe!

Europe obliterated these nations’ culture, traditions, knowledge and language through their invasions, plots, proselytism. And when these didn’t work meddled with their internal politics causing and ensuring unrest among people and governments.

Several movements were manufactured and culled to serve Europe’s interests. European languages were taught and the indigenous languages were made to look inferior. They were made to call themselves savages and barbarians. Anything and everything non European is inferior much like the case of what happened to Bharat (I.e. India) under the British rule.
Europe decided what’s good for Asian nations. They gave them the Cambridge, Oxford and showed a Utopian liberal world foreign to the lands. They wanted to get them civilized in their way. Are people idiots to not know what’s best for their country and lives?

The current situation is the result of these actions coupled with a bigotry of a religion that crumbled Syria and the surrounding countries. A government which bombs on its own people because their supreme feels they are a threat to his position. Decades of civil war caused death while the shameless superpowers conducted back channel dealings to satisfy their never ending thirst for oil.

Somewhere a new demon ISIS gets created which defines bigotry to a new dimension sending chills across the globe. They are loose and infiltrating into every nation ready to destroy what’s left for a crooked idea of life under the garb of religion.

The little kids drowned and washed ashore should be a testament of Europe’s wrongs. This time Europe should try feeling some shame and make corrections. Any inhuman treatment meted out to the refugees should attract worldwide sanctions and restrictions on Europe.

Europe’s days are numbered with dooming economies, dwindling populations and increased ghettos of migrants and refugees. They should start planning for more.

As a Repentance, Europe should try to restore what was destroyed in the Asian nations. Make quick moves to cull the monster ISIS through an international coalition and ensure sane people get to decide what to do with their lands.

World has changed and the short-lived role of Europe is coming to an end. America Beware!

@AnaMinti

jwgananth@gmail.com

Godman and Media Mafia; God-Man and Slave Media

India’s imperial-slave Left Liberal media mafia (ISLLMM) use this derogatory yet spicy word to criticise, lament and even spin stories around influential Majority people’s Gurus for their and sponsored agendas. Google throws up several results from the last decade pointing out to many patterns in which the media have used the term with the “Sleight of Hand” that they accuse Hindu Gurus of cheating and looting innocent people. Their accusations lie on the premise that these highly influential people with their Five star bhakts often own several acres of land, posh ashrams, get away with guiding their devotees with Pani Poori remedies and in doing so cheat common people of the faith put on them. This allegation is ironical since these are the same traits shown by the same ISLLMM when it comes to propagating political agendas and accuse the opposing views of thinking people as against their beliefs, hence against the Idea of India.

Hindu as a concept has been largely misinterpreted, misinformed and deliberately hung to a religious belief while it has nothing to do with religion. Hindu is a geographical term identified for every life born and brought up in this motherland, Bharat Varsh. Even the Supreme Court of India has noted in many cases like this Link in which “A Hindu has the right to choose his own method of worship. He may or may not visit a temple… “Idol worship, rituals and ceremonials may not be practiced by a person although he may profess Hindu religion. The state cannot interfere with people’s freedom to profess, practice and propagate religion. The state cannot have a religion. It cannot promote or destroy any religion. That’s how secularism is defined in legal terms, though perceptions may differ”. Left influenced ideologues have a characteristic of questioning everything that they see not fit in the limitations of the Communist-Socialist frame. Questioning is every individual’s right. But the convenience in ignoring the vast cultural and traditional ways of living practiced in India over several thousands of years is a matter of hatred to this motherland. Hindus have a very different perspective to life unlike the West. The West is majorly influenced by the Abrahamic religious beliefs.

Hindus purpose after taking birth is to gain enough knowledge and experience to their souls so that it keeps growing one level up each time it enters a human life. The civilisations that thrived have introduced a time tested form of knowledge transfer through the Guru – Sishya tradition where the Guru and Sishya choose each other through inexplicable ways like Chance meeting of Avadhutas, Preordained connects (like Paramahansa Yogananda), claims of Divine intervention and telepathy, Messengers (like Sai baba, Jesus Christ and Sufi Saints), Bhakti propagators like (Srila Pradhupada Swamyji) or Rational Thinking Gurus (like Jaggi Vasudev and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) who guide their followers and pupils into a certain way of practice so that the intended purpose (of soul) of life is met. Every person in this land has a moral and spiritual inclination to spirituality and humanity which forms the essence of a peaceful society. Sadhus, Babas, Gurus and the wandering ones used to visit kingdom after kingdom and were part of this country’s society since time immemorial. They have in a way contributed to the general well-being of the people through their discourses, guidance and satsangs which provided the much necessary succour and peace in their everyday life. In their consultations these God Men reached out to all sections of the society and even the Rulers of the land used to invite them into their conclaves for discourses.

Instead of tapping into the already existing philosophical systems we have enslaved ourselves to the British’s misunderstanding of our systems and ridicule them with ignorance. ISLLMM considers people in India as uneducated, uncouth and sorry pests who are in dire need of west-influenced education and systems to live and stay happy. Their premise is that people cannot make a choice all by themselves and have to depend on them to be informed, educated and relevant in the current society driven by means of competitive commercial interests. The ISLLMM time and again keep chest beating and proclaiming that they are the conscience keepers of this vast populace. At every opportunity they preach Secularism (in the Indian context) whenever a crook even if he has a saffron cloth on his body does a stupid act of moral policing. They call upon a debate claiming representation from all “quarters” of the society and like a scripted “Cow Composition” blames the now ruling party BJP or its mentor RSS for their ideology rooted in Hindutva. They paint the God Men in bad light playing the videos of saffron clad sadhus involved in “questionable” sleaze videos 24 x 7 on their channels and holding debates as to everything’s wrong with Hindus, God Men and Gods themselves. This influences the everyday Hindu who is already unfed on the merits of his culture and brings them to the level of criticizing their faith and the systems of practices which come under the Hindu fold.

ISLLMM hide behind the free speech when questioned on the veracity of their claims on these Godmen. They conduct endless debates on how the present government is supressing the fourth pillar of democracy’s voices, an argument again crowed by some Secular political parties, with members ironically as devotees of some of these “controversial” Godmen. These politicians don’t open about their connections or confess to attending these Godmen because of their political compulsions. When the so called Idiots-in-Chief get cornered by the respective ashrams and some Hindu folk on their channel they exhibit their one-sided agendas with minimal coverage or cut off their voices from the argument. The devotees of these controversial Godmen are spread across the globe and are in millions. It’s a gigantic mistake to judge the trust of these millions as blind faith and denigrate their source of inspiration. But the ISLLMM actually hate the common man for his blind faith in these Godmen because he’s uneducated, uncouth and mindlessly keeps donating his time, money and belief on fraudster Babas. They question the state for the behaviour of these Babas when the ruling party is BJP.

Few examples that immediately come to my mind are listed below:

“Swami Nithyananda was caught pants down; Swami Nithyananda’s worries are from over as he was rejected as Mahamandaleshwar by other Akhadas; Controversial God man Nithyananda embroiled in amassing wealth” ridiculed the media. Till date though the cases are pending in the courts, several Op-Eds of the Liberal folk have judged him a fraud and rapist. TV Channels force fed this into Hindu minds and people every Swamy or Baba with a FRAUD stamp on his head.

Asaram Bapu, Self-styled God man, raped a minor and is languishing in jails for the most heinous crime screamed the TV channels. Till date, all cases are pending in the courts and are not proven. Instead there is a careful elimination of witnesses just before a hearing is due which is a matter of suspect on both parties of the case. But the media have judged or have nudged the witnesses to agree on their channels that Asaram Bapu was behind these ghastly murders. Adarsh Liberals and Adarsh Sanghis on twitter battle it out every day and keep gaining more followers based on their acidic tweets which often get into cussing and name calling.

The recent controversy cooking over Radhe Maa’s ways of doing her satsangs, her embracing of modern attire and affluent devotees’ should also be seen in a different perspective. It calls for a reality check on media’s role as an Information provider or Information peddler. The police registered a case of dowry harassment while the media discusses her miniskirts and affluent ways of living. Is there a sponsored agenda leading to character assassination of these self-styled Godwoman?

(God-Man is never used by the media because the “minority Protestant Christianity’s” belief is that it refers to Jesus Christ. )

Many Hindu Godmen have questioned the insatiable thirst of the Church and Radical Islam to convert people and turn enemies within their families. Is this the reason that Hindu Godmen are hounded and their characters maligned? The Church and the nexus of the large scale Foundation Corporations which are running conversion factories since the 19th century are disturbing my country’s secular and spiritual fabric selling imaginary stories of Good word, Jesus Christ and discredit his teachings through their Evangelism achieved through an army of Christian Godmen like Padres, Good word preachers and Hallelujah campaigners. They conduct forceful and deceitful conversions of indigenous tribal communities. The left influenced system holds in contempt the Hindu Jati-Varna system and disconnects the tribals from their entrepreneurial past making them slaves of their system and pawns at the hands of evangelists. Hindu systems of life are not just Jati-Varna; there are many. India’s way of life kept changing for a better societal order. When times change, civilisations adopt new systems as per changing attitudes and needs of the people.

I have no intention to find fault in anyone’s beliefs. But as a rational thinker, I question the Christian Godman who performs miracles like making a cripple walk, women dancing like freaks, curing health ailments – in the name of Jesus, God, Good word and Religion of Love. IS this possible? Several sexual molestation cases on minors and nuns which were forcefully buried by the church are now seeing the light of the day. But the ISLLMM doesn’t apply the same yardsticks in reporting, coverage and name calling when it comes to a “Minority” offender. Why? Like the alleged Controversial Hindu Godmen they too mislead the uneducated, uncouth and sorry pests of India. Or is it that the molesting ‘padres’ wear Shirts and Pants while these Fraud aka Hindu Godmen wear loins?

These are my thoughts ‘only’.

Some “intellectuals” might tweet reading this post “Does this @AnaMinti belong to some Sanatana Samstha? Will @NarendraModi clarify?”

Meanwhile ISLLMM still keeps poisoning Indians with their vicious “Hindu Godmen are Bad boys” agenda and the common man takes pride in saying “Ignorance is Bliss”.

It’s not bliss, its wasting gifted Human intellect to not see the obvious or have a different perspective.

@AnaMinti

jwgananth@gmail.com