Saturday, May 27, 2006

Why we should protest Reservation policy

To have reservation or to not have
This is a never ending debate, beacause the other side has different motives.

What we got after having reservation for the last 56 years. We got nothing. The society more or less is the same.

Now there are two classes among SC/ST, the elite SC/ST and the down torn SC/ST. Since in a family a person can take advantage of reservation more than a single time, Son of a father (who have taken this benefit) also eligible to take the benefit so this heinous cycle continues and the drift between (elite SC/ST and down torn SC/ST ) will go on increasing.

Now this will replicate in case of OBCs as well. And we will have various classes among OBCs.

I have one real life incident.

I cleared IITJEE got AIR 1074, got IT-BHU. In my class there were 8 seats reserved for SC/ST only 5 SC/ST seats got filled, their JEE ranks were also dismissal. Out of these 5 only 2 were able to get the final degree. One student was expelled (he failed thrice in his first year). The other two are still studying. These 5 people never tried to study because they never knew then what was the worth of their seat.

Although this can not be generalized but in IITS and other institute of higher learning the picture is usually the same.

My penultimate point:

All people are not equal. If they are then there would not be any Alexander, any Einstein, any Socrates, any Gandhi, etc born on this earth. If a person is making unequal things equal then he is killing the inner instincts with which the person is born.

My final point:

Give free and quality education till 12th to all the deprived and poor sections of the society (any caste, creed or religion) and even give full scholarship to all those the deprived and poor sections if they are able to get selected in IIT or any institute. But don’t reserve the seats. Now its government duty to improve the quality of basic education, If you want to remove the disease of caste you have to find its roots.

I am finished, Keep Crusading

Friday, May 19, 2006

Protest rally in Bangalore, 20th May (Saturday)

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2006
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Chiclalbagh (Near Majestic Bus stand)
City: Bangalore

Our friends in Delhi are on indefinite hunger strike, into the 5th day now. 94 out of 100 have collapsed since and are admit in the ICU. They are fighting for our cause, let us all show our solidarity with them!

About the Protest:
20th May 2006 (Saturday),
starts at 9:30 AM,
ends before 12 noon

"Death of Meritocracy": Peaceful march with theatrics, banners/placards/slogans with police protection
Origin: ChicLalbagh (near Majestic);
visit for route map
Destination: Banappa Park (near KR Market)
Concludes with a public addressing at Banappa Park
Participants: Working people in Bangalore, medical and engineering students

Why we oppose reservation?
1) It is going to kill meritocracy, and hence will destroy India's growing image as a technology hub.
2) It is dividing India into caste lines which our freedom fighters and social reformers fought so hard to eliminate.
3) It is against the fundamental right to equality as safeguarded by the Constitution of India.
4) The benefits of reservation have been denied to really deserving people by the rich and powerful in their own classes.
5) Reservation is just a populist measure used by politicians for electoral gains.

News Links about our 14th May protest:

More details at: and
Contact Persons: Subodh Kumar (9342104597), Kumar Gaurav(9341018993), Anurag (9844140125)- Jai Hind!

What Young To be docs have to say

Most of this blog are Engineers or ppl from IT industry. What doctors are doing is appericiable..All the medical examinations have been postponned. I m really waiting that all the engineers should jump in. MBA, I wonder IIMs is going to be majorly affected. Are those guys too modrate now? They are been taught how to handle these things with calm, composed and use management skills on it also.

No ways I wanted to write this post about what a Young to be doc have to say about this. He scrapped on my orkut. He is kind of sweet, ambitious, nahani se jaan in 1st year.

"5 din ho gaye hain...log bhukhe baithe hain...I'm not one of them though....But seriously, feel like killing these Politician class...I've already taken a pledge not to treat any politician in my life....or better still kill any that comes to me...."

I dont know how long he will be able to keep upto these words, cuz best of the best doctors are supposed to treat these politicians.

With this i do not need to conclude anything from this post.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Is Arjun waiting for a Rajeev Goswami?

Bruised faces and swollen limbs—medical students protesting against the new reservation proposal are getting a first-hand treatment of police brutality and Government insensitivity.

Just when the anti-reservation agitation needed to be handled with patience and subtlety, police thrashed medical students in Mumbai. Before that, medical students in Delhi were attacked with water cannons and dragged away during protest marches. And all this was on camera.

Baton-wielding policemen chasing and beating up young, apron-clad boys, an innocent-looking Kolkata girl braving police water cannons and students being dragged out of a blockade to be beaten up black and blue in Mumbai — these have been some of the abiding images of the agitation, which is now fast taking the shape of Mandal II.

With Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh still playing hide and seek and the Manmohan Singh government observing an ominous silence on the reservation issue, it's both surprising and intriguing to see the police going all-out to stall a popular and growing protest.

Do we really need such strong-arm police tactics to stall a protest?

Where do we go from here? Is the Manmohan Singh government waiting for the protest to get more widespread and turn a far bigger issue so that it can derive the maximum political benefit out of it?

In 1990, it took Rajeev Goswami's self-immolation to shock the VP Singh government out of its acquiescence.

From the look of things — the way Arjun Singh is still trying to slug it out with his own Cabinet colleagues and the Knowledge Commission — it still appears that the issue is still at the discussion stage.

There is also a fair chance that more than anything else, the whole quota debate might just turn out to be just another gambit in the Congress' inside struggle for one upmanship.

Why then is the government letting things go this far? Couldn't this much have been avoided?

Why is Arjun Singh fiddling while the flames of protest have engulfed almost all of India?

Perhaps he is waiting for another Rajeev Goswami to make him understand the gravity of the situation.

Courtesy : ibnLive

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Of calamitous laws and impending revolutions

I think it's hardly an issue of debate, the relevance of this bill. Almost the whole of educated India understands the utter stupidity of it. The most shocking aspect of the whole episode for me was the silence that the most refined and educated of our politicians maintained on the issue; cutting across political boundaries.

Manmohan Singh is a Phd and rose to the top of this country's governing body from a poor, rural background. He of all people should know the importance of merit. It is indeed disheartening so see someone like him bow his head to the pressures and games of politics. If this law goes ahead in its current form; his and Arjun Singh's names would be forever associated in the pages of history with this turgid blunder.

There are countless such names on either side of the political divide: AB Vajpayee, Arun Jaitley, Somnath Chatterjee and so many others. Not a single voice rose; not a single stance was taken. In that reference, I've discovered newfound respect for Kapil Sibal, India's Science and Technology Minister, for standing up and at least uttering a word, before party management shut him up.

This time in our history is one of dynamics and changes; we're like this complex-self governing system; something of an ant-hill. Our growth and success comes, unlike many other systems of the world; from the bottom up: The middle class. The tremendous faith and devotion Indian Middle class has towards education has played an instrumental role in propelling India as a knowledge powerhouse. India's success is not limited today to the billionaire businessman: Its visible in the vegetable vendor who sets up a logistics business; the paan-walah who invests in stocks; or the farmer who digs his own canal network. It's evident in the multi-digit pay packages of IIM and IIT grads and the multitude of Indian faculty at the Harvards and Stanfords of the world. It shines through in the annual results of Indian Entrepreneurial ventures, and stares you in the face in the form the thousands of young executives who go to work every day dreaming big. It is so powerful and so diverse that the occasional external disturbances in the form of staggeringly absurd decisions by the Government of the Nation hardly seem to stem the flow.

This law would not stem India's growth. The Government should not be worried about that. Yes, it will make things harder for the man with merit. But the hardy character of the middle rung population of this country is used to hardships. If any of us today thinks that this is the only such decision an Indian Government has ever made; we just have to look at the past, maybe talk the older generations; and we'd see decisions wrapped in the dark blanket of misery; laws that have promised to rip apart the fundamental fabric of our growth; laws so disastrously bad that they questioned the purpose of a Democracy itself. Yet none of them lived up to their promise, and the ever-flowing fluid of the Nation's success trickled through.

What the Government of India should really be worried about, is how they are going to enforce it after charging up the 75% of India's population on whose shoulders the country moves forward every day: The 75% which is more vocal, more aware and more successful than it was ever before, the 75% that is the Indian youth.

If Mandal-I was painful lesson in enforcement; it takes only a meek mind to fathom what Mandal-II might be.