Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, Shankaracharya of the Kanchi mutt in Tamil Nadu passed away. The Kanchi mutt which was one of the many mutts established by Sri Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century. His immense contributions to south India in protecting and reviving Hinduism will be remembered for the decades to come.
Just a few of his contributions include:
* With Hindus in Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari district were under siege by church groups supported by foreign funded missionaries, Sri Sarawathi ji came to their rescue when no else would, gave them courage and started to unify them. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, he stood by the community when hardly anyone would venture there.
* Long back, despite orthodox opposition, Sri Saraswathi trained priests from all communities including Scheduled Castes and issued certificates. Now both Tamil Nadu and Kerala have priests from all communities.
In 2004, he was falsely accused of murder of a temple employee – false charges which were dropped after ten years. But throughout this torturous ordeal, he remained calm and silent and remained unshaken by the unlimited media and societal heat and accusations. India PM, Vice President, and political and civic society leaders all have express gratitude and condolences.
- 1 Mar 2018
But… we still have many problems and societal issues: poverty and illiteracy; schools and/or teachers who don’t teach; bad living and working conditions; terrorism; NGOs with foreign money trying to destroy the country; corruption; many places government does not work; unnecessary protests by students and political parties with no concrete or practical suggestions; rapes; other crimes; too many illegals; lack of safety; people selling blood, kidneys or children for money; a large population; some who do anything to beat up the country but don’t contribute; a legal system that is too slow; some may say a Supreme Court that feels totally unaccountable; and many more.
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- 25 Jan 2018
Shri Ram Nath Kovil’s nomination to be the next president has been well received from many quarters. While a Dalit, he is highly educated, a Supreme Court lawyer who has a lifetime of social service. Our Indian Opposition parties were hoping to put up a fight with a common candidate but Shri Kovil selection by the ruling NDA has shattered any chance of opposition unity. In a positive way, most opposition parties have praised or endorsed Shri Kovil, and this leaves a few political parties which are become smaller and less insignificant such as the Indian National Congress, CPI and few others.
- 22 Jun 2017
Can you imagine – suddenly western countries, who have enough problems of their own, have started worrying about the collapse and growing irrelevance of our opposition parties. They were champions of the Congress for decades and were really excited about the AAP, but were almost always unfairly and highly critical of the BJP. Why – because BJP represents the dominant majority, are nationalist, want to promote development and reduce corruption. Our opposition is collapsing because – they remain highly corrupt, don’t believe in development, believe in divide and conquer and most importantly want to promote minorities at the great expense of the majority. Added to this, they present no new ideas. So old ideas, old leaders, dynastic and corrupt politics will not work with an inspirational India with growing confidence and impatience, with a youth population that exceeds 65%. So no surprise or tears for opposition parties becoming irrelevant or disappearing…
- 30 Apr 2017
The Election Commission has proposed reducing the limited for anonymous donations from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 2000, which could be further brought down. It wants to amend the Represent the People Act, 1951 to ensure political parties maintain all accounts of donations and submit audited accounts annually. It said that some funding comes from small donors but bulk of it comes from large donors. Parties should go for computerization to track all funds receipt and expenses to the last paisa. EC feels if crores of citizens have to face hardships due to demonetization, then political parties should also clean-up. As every citizen is being asked to account for every Rs 500 or Rs 1,000 note, merchants and traders are asked to go cashless, political parties also need to become fully transparent. All points are reasonable and the EC should start implementing them.
- 28 Dec 2016
Many muslim women’s group and civic society is protesting again medieval era triple-talaq and polygamy laws. Muslim countries where Islam is the state religion have undergone major reforms in these and other practices of Islam. Government of India has filed an affidavit with the Supreme Court that India being a secular constitutional republic, the fundamental rights supercede all other rights including minority rights. So the conclusion implies that religious laws like sharia and triple talaq are voidable under this section, the only reason for our delay is because political parties are pandering to vote-bank politics. So does secular India need to be more Islamic than Islamic countries?
- 11 Oct 2016
Today is the ten year anniversary of the jihadi terrorist massacre of Hindus in Nadimarg village (near Shopian) of Pulwama district of J&K. On the night of 23 March 2006, 24 Hindus including 11 women and several children were dragged out of their homes, lined up and shot to death using automatic weapons. Sadly (or deliberately ?) no body in our mainstream media, or secular political parties highlighted this gruesome anniversary.
- 28 Mar 2016
Twitter was supposed to provide a service, till its India head Raheel Khursheed jumped to take political sides. In this case HE CHOSE TO SIDE AGAINST the patriotic, smart and dynamic 15 year old Ludhiana girl, Ms. Jhanvi Behal who wants to debate the JNU protester and anti-national Kanhaiya Kumar. In the past of the head of Twitter, India has taken political sides which does not happen anywhere. We say, this fellow should be fired or Twitter needs to clarify if they support a political party or ideology, so that let people of the country decide if that is acceptable?
Source: DNA India
- 8 Mar 2016
Sujit, a 27 year old RSS worker was hacked to death at his home in front of his aging and partially disabled parents in Kannur district, Kerala allegedly by CPM Marxist party. These areas were once CPM strongholds, but with RSS increasing its presence, some people feel there seems to be nervousness leading to such attacks. For this cold blooded murder in broad daylight, there has been no outrage or outcry by the opportunistic political parties.
Source: Times of India
- 18 Feb 2016
President’s rule was imposed in Arunachal Pradesh because half of the Congress MLAs along with opposition members who together constitute 30+ members in the 60 member assembly voted out the chief minister and the assembly speaker. So despite charges from certain political parties, there was no murder of democracy.
- 27 Jan 2016
Per news reports, a fringe muslim organisation in Malda, West Bengal protesting some comments made in another state torched buses, hurled bombs on police stations, damaged BSF vehicles, hindu home and shops in the Malda. People broke down talking about this and were quoted, “We have never faced such incident. We are extremely terrified. We have informed to our higher authority and now waiting for them to take action.” Incidentally, muslims are in majority at 52% in the Malda area. Sadly, major national and Bengali media has provided little to no coverage and secular political parties – most of usual suspects are quiet.
Source: Economic Times
- 6 Jan 2016
4,000 Sikh men, women and children slaughtered by Congress hoodlums 31 years ago, in 1984. In Delhi alone, 2,733 Sikhs were burned alive, butchered or beaten to death. Women were raped while their terrified families pleaded for mercy, little or none of which was shown by the Congress flag-bearers. All India Radio and Doordarshan kept on broadcasting blood-curdling slogans of ‘Khoon ka badla khoon se lenge’ (We shall avenge blood with blood) raised by Congress workers. The slaughter was not limited to Delhi. Sikhs were killed in Gurgaon, Kanpur, Bokaro, Indore and many other towns and cities across India. In 31 years since then, no one of importance has been prosecuted yet?
Source: Daily Pioneer
- 4 Nov 2015