Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I Protest the Misuse of the name of Rama!

As a Hindu I protest the misuse of Rama and his name and the twisted sensibilities of the people of different Senas and Dals and the rest who are using Rama to propogate something that Hinduism is not and what patriotism can never be! Instead of banning these institutions all sane Hindus must appeal for the ban of the use of this name and the use of the name of Indian Culture for what they think people should do. All the members of these organizations should be sent to the front to help the army or to areas where there are earthquakes floods and other disasters for relief work so that they can show how patriotic they really are!
I have seen in my neighbourhood small hole in the wall wine shops with people guzzling glasses of the stuff from early in the morning till late at night. I am sorry to say that this has amazed me for such a thing does not exist even in Delhi, in Delhi I have smelt the alcohol breath of travellers in buses, at all times of day, clearly they are also upto the same thing, but not blatantly in wine shops. In Bangalore these guys are in your face- I saw a man drink the contents of his glass at one go that too in the middle of the afternoon in full view from the footpath on the main road. In the evenings women sit in front of these shops providing these obnoxious men with fried stuff to go with the drinks. I am offended by this. I want to ask the CM is all this part of our Indian culture? Then why does the protecters of our culture not notice these offensive establishments! In our culture, young people generally do not drink and smoke in front of elders- even this rule has been relaxed in some families I know who enjoy a drink together in the evenings causing no offence to anyone and never getting drunk! The CM has asked girls to do their drinking at home- that would be true to Indian culture according to him. He has released the Rama Sene hooligans almost vindicating their stand and still claims that BJP will do well in the State in the general elections. The Sene goons will be used to stop valentines day celebrations- what is it other that terrorism- culture terrorism. We the people of India are free to adopt any celebration that encourages forces of peace and love and these terrorists cannot and will not stop us! These fools have the nerve of defining culture for us - we can adopt any practice and give it an Indian flavour, will that not be our culture. There has been an exchange of culture since the beginning of time, if there had not been then the west would not have learnt the Arabic numbers, Indians would have not become the masters of the English language and Buddhism would have died a quiet death in India, Hinduism itself is an amalgamation of Aryan and Dravidian ways, and is a result of the borrowings from various tribal and settled peoples' cultures. The goons have pitted their strength against basic human nature and the crux of human existence, where since our inception we have adopted from each other and grown into what we are today. The goons throw up their hands in wonder and say " we only slapped a few women once, we did not molest them" , what high characters you have Sirs, your conduct is exemplary! Rama would be very proud of you, as is our own CM, who is but Rama incarnate! These vile creatures get their strength from the political set up which wants to define our culture for us. I protest agaianst this and I appeal to the people not to vote for characters such as these. These politicians are forgetting that it is the people who put them in their position so they must address the peoples' problems which as always is 'roti, kapda, aur makaan' (food, clothing and shelter).
Meanwhile I have a job for the goons- compulsory social service- goons, instead of planning your vanlentine's day terror attack, please invest in the latest India Today magazine, turn to page 38, view with horror and shame, the pictures of 3 children (all girls) who died of malnutrition in the very country that you claim to be patriots of, and offer your services to carry food and help to the affected areas- I dare you to do this ......

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps one of your best posts, Good yaar - Dhruva

2bs Mommy said...

wow! what a write up Diya !! I am totally with you on this one - Rama Sene, my foot ! Rama never taught to raise their hands on a woman - this is NOT our culture ! HAve they forgotten that they should be worshiping women as per our culture ??

~nm said...

Very well written and I agree with you.

diya said...

Mr- and this is perhaps your first'comment', brought tears to my eyes, never knew your approval meant so much.

2bsmom and -nm - this post has been boiling inside me for sometime, but friends, I hate being an armchair activist, I wish I could do something more constructive. The Rama Sene is too much for me to handle but the malnutrition? Is it not the duty of us Indian mothers to put our foot down on this issue?
I cannot forget the smug face of the Sene chief- now he is focusing his attention on valentine's day are these things important, when our children do not get enough to eat?

Rashmi said...

Will never understand what and how these sick people think and come up with these attention grabbing tactics. Good post!

diya said...

Just today there is a photo on the front page of 'Bangalore Mirror', showing 'supporters' of the Sene chief welcoming him, so there are no dirth of support my dear. This proves that the distaste of my friend, Rohit, for 'us Indians' is justified. We are despicable really, how can ANYONE support these guys. It has to be proved to these people that such activities will not be politically viable for them ie they won't get any votes, then and only then will they relent!By the way, Rohit, where are your comments? Or have you dealt with it in your page? Let me go and check!