India witnessed a moment of sheer amazement. Shri Janardan Mishra, BJP leader and Madhya Pradhesh minister as part of a routine school inspection found a toilet in a school in his Rewa district clogged learnt that children could not use it or shower. Instead of shouting instructions, he immediately got down on his knees and cleaned the toilet with his bare hands removing the clogged waste and soil. Not just that, as the young boys had not had a bath, he even helped some boys to have a bath and clipped some nails. Shri Mishra is a fan on PM Modi and a die hard believer in “Swacch Bharat“.
Following this, he went on to twitter and “ASKED PEOPLE TO TAKE THE OATH TO PROMOTE CLEANLINESS“.
Repeating this action may be difficult for many, but can we at least take the cleanliness oath at all times and all places -> and try to live by it? WHILE THIS SOUNDS LIKE BOLLYWOOD BUT ACTUALLY IT HAPPENED IN THE REAL INDIA.
Source: Indian Express
- 20 Feb 2018
Supreme Court has asked for the Love-Jihad issue to be fully investigated in Kerala. People – both youth and others and both educated or not are being radicalized to join Islamic terror groups in India and in the Gulf region. Several youth have been caught.
Thousands have converted to Islam – and police want to verify if voluntary or under extremist threat. Since the current LDF government came to power, nearly 200 opposition party workers or NGOs have been murdered in brought daylight with no end in sight.
Has God’s Own Country become our own Terroristan? How much worse will the situation become?
- 8 Oct 2017
Now former VP Hamid Ansari was quiet but created controversies in office – he suddenly ended the Rajya Sabha session on the last day of the session when the Jan Lokpal bill was being discussed, his refusal to participate in International Yoga Day celebrations, his refusal to salute the national flag, etc. While he fulfilled his VP and Rajya Sabha Speaker duties, he said on his last day in office – “there was a feeling of unease and a sense of insecurity among Muslims in the country“.
So was / is the former vice-president only concerned about one community – “muslims” or about all people?
Source: India Today
- 13 Aug 2017
Initially it might have come across as a joke, but NO it is real. Rahul Gandhi has started reading India’s most sacred and oldest texts – the Bhagwad Gita, Upanishads. The Big Reason – while one might have thought this would help to understand India’s heritage and what binds us all – well not quite. Rahul Gandhi’s objectives are purely political – to understand his opponents as his he fighting them – RSS and the Sangh Parivar, BJP and everyone connected with them. On a related note, a large silent majority probably feels India’s leader present and future should be required to understand India’s most sacred and historical texts…
Source: Indian Express
- 27 Jun 2017
How shocking and how sad that Ravinder, an E-Rickshaw driver in Delhi was beaten to death by 15 youth because he told 2-3 of their friends NOT TO URINATE IN PUBLIC AND USE THE TOILET INSTEAD. Ravinder, who by design spends his life on the roads daily took the initiate to make and clean our cities and country clean and he gets bludgeoned to death in the most brutal manner and in public. Delhi, and ALL of us need to decide what kind of India and future we want?
Source: DNA India
- 3 Jun 2017
Both are successful people and have come up the hard way and continue to work very hard. President Trump has never been in government, while PM Modi has been a social worker, an an elected representative, a Chief Minister (arguably one of the most successful) and now the prime minister – so in public life most times. Both have earned a solid 30+ million plus Twitter followers who adore their respective leaders. Trump has been hasty, too quick to express his opinion, some politically incorrect, on Twitter on almost anything and anyone. PM Modi tweets are about wishes to one and all, policy and achievements. PM is always found sending wishes and greetings to one and all including his opponents. PM is much less visible, and when he is it is about substance. Both are known to get annoyed or possibly angry, but President Trump’s reaction is public and for to see, while PM Modi is more restrained at best, and mostly not even visible. Trump has moved faster – at least one area PM Modi can copy?
- 22 May 2017
Political commentators thoughts demonetization would backfire on the ruling party. Instead during the recent local and panchayat level elections in Maharashtra and Gujarat, BJP made a clean sweep in both states in a big way. There were always many issues, drought, regional and community agitations such as Marathwada and Patildars. The big recent programme and potential public issue was the demonetization. Opposition parties are leading agitations, bandhs and stalling parliament. But at the ground level voters have spoken in a big and convincingly way about how they see it. So would the opposition listen and respect the verdict?
Source: DNA India
- 3 Dec 2016
No doubt, there is short-term pain and inconvenience. But there are several unexpected and/or unreported benefits to the Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 demonetization scheme. Some of these are: a) Maoists or Naxalites have reported been hit hard, b) Stone peling in Kashmir is suddenly stopped, c) there have been no more reports of school burning in J&K, d) Arhar dal prices have crashed in some parts of UP, e) Banks flush with over 3 lac crore of new funds is likely to lead to lower borrowing costs, f) Property prices may come down by 25%, g) All castes and communities stood in the same line, h) Pakistan’s thousands of crore fake and genuine notes are now worthless, i) Havala trade has come to a stop, j) People have shown they are willing to bear short-term pains for long-term gains, k) there is starting to be fear about future actions on black money and tax avoidance.
So all in all an excellent decision!
Source: Facebook posts
- 17 Nov 2016
In a shocking anti-corruption announcement, India has scrapped the Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 500 notes. While short-term this will cause inconvenience, this will sweep up lots idle and hidden black money. As PM Modi said, corruption and money laundering are like the “diseases” and “obstacles” to the country’s economic success. This move could bring down inflation, inflation and put a check on money laundering.
- 10 Nov 2016
Looks like Arvind Kejriwal, who by the way is the Delhi Chief Minister, will say and/or do almost anything to gain publicity. His latest attack – he says “PM Modi can even have me murdered”. This comes after Ms. Soni, the Aam Aadmi Party activist who committed suicide had said that she was “asked to make compromises” with her body. It is also alleged that “She was told you should stop loving your body so much and compromise and unless you do that you will not rise in the party”. The big question is if the AAP leadership is a party to all these developments?
Source: Mid Day
- 29 Jul 2016
As PM said in the “Mann Ki Baat”, some rich people are evading taxes – they like in houses worth multi-crores, drive such cars, but don’t declare their income or pay taxes. Everyone knows about it – but now this is being talked about. Government of India has now set September 30, 2016 as the deadline to declare their true income and pay taxes. After that, individuals and families would be considered in default and could see a hefty fine.
- 27 Jun 2016
PM only said the following to the retiring Congress Rajya Sabha members, “I wish the GST would have been passed during your tenure in the Rajya Sabha. People in your states would have benefited from it.” And later, “Wherever you go, whatever you do, please keep sending your ideas and work for the betterment of your state. I would like to thank you on behalf of the government for your valued contribution, and wish you the best for the future.” Here is NDTV’s original headline, “PM Narendra Modi’s GST Barb To Retiring Rajya Sabha Members”. DEAR READERS, HOW DO YOU SEE THE HEADLINE VERSUS WHAT WAS ACTUALLY SAID?
- 16 May 2016
Mallika Sarabhai a onetime well known dancer wants India’s Prime Minister to condone her mother’s death. Her hatred knows no bounds when she says in a Facebook post, “However much you hate me, as our prime minister, it behove you to recognize her contribution. You have not. Shame on you”. In response one might say a few things such as: don’t bother or hurl insults at the PM who is a decent man and you are not that important to even make your demand let alone it be fulfilled.
- 26 Jan 2016
PM Modi and his cabinet are on record to have spent below the lowered budgetary allocation on travel expenses. This as we all know is despite traveling much more outside India as well as within India. Factors contributing to this include their frugal habits, few people make travel abroad, not including press members and avoidance of wasteful luxuries.
Source: Times of India
- 4 Jan 2016
Between May 16, 2014 and today, PM Shri Modi has NOT taken a single day off and is reported to be working constantly. This was provided by a RTI (right to information) request by the PM’s Office. Also, he manages his own personal Twitter and Facebook accounts but the official PMO accounts are managed by members of the 300+ PMO staff. Truly Amazing !!!
- 22 Dec 2015