Thursday, August 21, 2014

Some Green Camcorder Pictures From Ranchi!

More than an year ago, I purchased a camcorder online from Flipcart. I am not a photography enthusiast or hobbyist. But I do like good pictures. Incidentally, now you can do that from world renowned online suppliers, Amazon too, in India.[Search for camcorders in Amazon search box on the bottom right panel]

In fact, good color photographs actually enhance the visual appeal of any natural scene. When natural events keep passing before our eyes routinely, we forget to notice and appreciate the beauty of our planet!

In the past, color photography used to be an expensive affair. With the advancement of digital photography technology it has become affordable to common folks like me. 

We should really appreciate our scientists and engineers working in the leading consumer product companies of the world whose brilliant minds make all these happen for us.

I could not get enough time to experiment the possibilities of my camcorder all these days. It was lying almost unused for several months.

A couple of days ago, I remembered about it. I thought I should do some thing with it. At the least, I should learn how to use it for taking pictures and videos.

The easiest thing to learn was video recording. There is another wonderful feature too. This camera has an amazing 67x optical zoom. 

It was really amazing to find the distant objects smoothly and effortlessly coming clear on the view finder. The technique the cinematographers use with their expensive cameras! It was a joy to find that I could also do it without being a cameraman! 

This small camera has innumerable functions and I might take so many days to master all those effortlessly. That may not be possible because I am not addicted to any thing.

The camera being a camcorder is firstly for taking videos. But it has facilities for still pictures as well. But I find that taking videos and making stills from the videos using my PC software would be much easier for a layman like me.

My learning experience was on the roof top of my official residence in Ranchi where my wife has attempted creating a green space including an yielding kitchen garden. It is a different kind of joy for both of us when we make some delicious dishes out of the vegetables we grew ourselves in our roof garden.

Here you will see some green shots, both of and from, our roof top in Ranchi.

All these are still jpegs from the Sony Camcorder video clips, including zoom clips.

Hope you would tell me your opinions!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Paying Four Million in Bribes for Getting a Teacher's Job: Only Malayalees Can Do Such a Ridiculous Thing!

An year ago, some one told about me about an incidence in which a known Christian priest of a prominent Christian denomination in Kerala was asked to pay an incredibly high amount of Rs.4 Million [$67,000] as bribe by none other than some other Christian priests and bishops.

It is a general perception that bribes are paid to and are taken only by the government officers, staff and perhaps some politicians in authority. 

But this case was some thing different. Here the case was some thing involving bribe paying by Christian priests to Christian priests. Bribe being paid and taken by those who teach and preach about morality to the commons. Ridiculous or shameful ? I have no words.

The priest, as per the person who told me this,   had to pay this huge sum as bribe for getting his PhD-holder wife employed as a lecturer in a private educational institution run by a Christian educational society attached to a Kerala church denomination!

I could not believe it. 

Firstly because, the sum involved-Rs.4 Million- in my assessment is a very high amount in India for the middle class people. It is difficult for even a high ranking government official to have such a bank balance with the current levels of salary in this country. 

The net salary of a top ranking government official, net of income tax, is only about Rs 1.5 Million per year as of now. And this is the present situation as on 2014. Their net salaries were much lower to the tune of say Rs.0.5 million or lower a few years ago. It is highly improbable for any salaried person to have a bank balance of millions unless he had some other sources of income. I am not sure how many people have other sources or how legal such sources are!

I do not deny the fact of some one selling his ancestral landed property and making a kill, but that too is not that easy as people think. I also know the impact of the foreign exchange flow taking place in my home state which caused a boom in the real estate prices! 

While I have an idea about the legal incomes of a Christian priest in the major Kerala denominations, I have no idea about their other sources of incomes. Any way their legal incomes are no where near a class one government officer. 

Secondly, the salary of the lecturer in the initial years is only to the tune of about 0.3-0.4 million rupees gross in an year. Of course, after one or two decades, this could be a few times higher. A corpus fund of 4 million in a bank can yield a neat return of Rs.28000/- per month at the lowest bank interest rates as existing. If the person is able to save Rs.5000/- per month from this and invest that regularly in a recurring deposit yielding 8.5% per year for the next 30 years, he or she would have a corpus of nearly 10 Million in bank instead of the initial 4 million! 

Additionally, a person having a corpus fund of 4 million need not pay any insurance premium because he or she already has 4 million in bank. Otherwise he or she had to pay Rs.10000/- per month for having a life insurance cover of 4 million valid for 30 years! Thus effectively, a person having 4 million initially is to be deemed as an income earner of Rs.38000/- per month, totally risk free, with all possibilities of the corpus fund growing as the time passes! 

Further, a person having 4 million in bank can think of any vocation of his or her own choice without any botheration from any one. The options are numerous. Those who have entrepreneurship attitudes and qualities, the four million rupees in hand is indeed a big opportunity!

Let them not think of investing the corpus fund in high risk investments if they are not confident. In that case, the banks could use their funds professionally and make higher yields and pay them the minimum interest of 8.5 % from what they earned!

Again, I do not know how these people make these transactions. It has to be in hard cash, because bank transactions might give some clues to the authorities for fixing the persons concerned under various laws. But then, fixing the law enforcement people also through some bribes is not a big deal in a country where corruption is more-or-less an acceptable way of life!

But would such a thing be perpetuated by the Christian clergy and church leaders who keep voicing against all corrupt practices and evils of the society in almost all their preaching? Perhaps not. That was what I have been thinking!

With the above logic, my information was bound to be false. And I thought it that way. But the TV channels of Kerala proved me wrong a few weeks ago. 

They showed me and the whole Malayalees of the world some thing we have been considering as rumors only. In real life we never thought it to be happening! 

I was stunned when the TV channels beamed their spy camera clippings that showed some people responsible for managing some private schools with substantial government aid, asking for bribe money to the order that I mentioned in the beginning of this article, from a Christian priest for appointment of the latter's wife as a teacher. 

Those asking for the bribe this time included a bishop, another priest and others who are all the office bearers of the Society that managed the educational institution. 

Remember, this was a recent incident and it was not the one I stated initially. It proved that the rumors running around are not rumors, but a routine practice! [Read this]

The channels subsequently came up with several of such spy camera revelations. The bribe money for appointment of teachers in government aided private schools of Kerala appears to be with the larger involvement of the political class and the so called non profit religious organizations. Christians are not the only exceptions!

This kind of a situation perhaps would not have been happening outside Kerala. I am not telling that non-Malayalees are all puritans. No, that is not the case. 

But, a Gujarati for example, would not pay millions for a peanut paying job of a private school teacher! Instead, he or she would start his or her own school or some thing similar to it. That is the difference between the Gujarati and the Malayali mindsets.

So there are so many such foolish Malayalees who are willing to pay in millions for a peanut paying job of a teacher and they do not have the brains to understand their foolishness. And there are other local Malayalees who exploit this mindset. Does it indicate the lack of entrepreneurship in Malayalees? 

Perhaps, yes. Perhaps I am wrong. Perhaps they are more calculative!

Some of the Christian leaders were later justifying their situation. When the political authorities are asking for such bribes, they are simply helpless, they argue. For running their institutions this is the only method, they say. 

Okay, I agree with them for a moment. But then they should stop preaching morality, at least! That is the minimum good thing that they can do to the people.

This is not any exception. I have direct information about Christian run educational institutions and other charity organizations becoming wise and practical as per the needs of the current age.

I am also aware of the various tricks and favoritism that keep happening within the organized churches in India, just as they happen all over the world. While the churchmen preach about the story and interpretations of Jesus calling such people 'whitewashed tombs in Matthew 23:27' they keep doing the same!

Doing a sin for a good cause does not make the sin, holy! 

We can not help it. People are people after all. To live like a true human being by willfully discarding greed, selfishness and such other negative qualities is becoming more and more difficult for many of us. 

We are in a world of temptations that does not even spare our religious and spiritual leaders!

But can't we not overcome our temptations?

Can't we not use our God given wisdom?

When Politics Becomes Professional and for Gaining Offices of Profit, Will Democracy Sustain?

The other day I was watching a Malayalam TV channel news where the media was beaming  the clippings of two lower level political functionaries in a verbal duel in front of an office which is to be presumed as some office of a university located in Kerala. I do not know these two men. One was in his late forties or fifties while the other was a handsome youth in his mid thirties. The former appeared to be a seasoned professional politician while the latter bore a typical look of a much pampered son of any rich business man of Kerala.

Apparently they belonged to the same political party and they were in that verbal duel that appeared to be maturing into a physical duel any time. Perhaps it did. But the media fellows censored the audio and the latter developments.

I could not get much of what the news. But this is what I could make up. There is an ongoing election to the Syndicate of the university which is a kind of democratic government of the university. These two were apparently candidates for getting elected to the syndicate and were too eager to win those 'offices of profit'. Both were claiming to be the official candidates of the party they represented. Perhaps their much experienced superior political bosses played a trick on them! They might have created a situation for these two contenders to fight the duel first to establish their might! I really do not know.

But one thing got clear to me. Democracy is no more a field of public service in India ( I have no idea about other countries). Democracy is all about capturing offices of profits by hoodwinking the public. Once the offices of profits are taken under possession by winning the elections or by getting nominated to it with the patronage of senior elected representatives, those offices could well be used for making profits. The only requirement is to do the profit making acts in the most secret manner as possible. This might be because the fundamental building tool of democratic system is the secret ballot!

Those in professional politics would never agree to this. They keep telling that they are humble servants of the people who are there only to serve the people with all their might. They are selfless people who are sacrificing their good lives for serving the rest of the not-so-able people to provide them the best public administration and governance. If they are not there, the society would be doomed! 

Perhaps they are right. We need some people to take up those offices.We need some supervisors who are to oversee the work of our civil servants. We need our own representatives for that to ensure our paid servants doing the work properly as per our liking. That is how we have evolved to make the democratic system as the most suited after finding all other systems of the olden days not so good.

We thought there would be shortage of people to take up these voluntary work of service on our behalf. In that case, it would have been easy for us. But alas! We are surprised by what we have been experiencing. There are more and more people among us to take up the high responsibilities for us. That gave us the choice of exercising our voting rights to elect those whom we thought as the best.

But our problems began when those seeking to serve us have become professional vote seekers and professional service manipulators whom we call as politicians. We have accepted the dictum: In politics, war and love every thing is acceptable. We did not want to elaborate it. But we accepted that these are those areas where morality has no place.

So morality has no place in politics. Then should we be concerned about falling morality in politics? Or, is it that we are really not concerned, but these media fellows are making some drama just to entertain us? After all they need to create and produce entertainment for us by making up news and audiovisuals that keep tickling our senses. The media is not particularly concerned with falling morality of our politics. Politics, acting, mimicry, sports and women are all the same for them! They are only interested in keeping their viewer ratings and incomes. They are also profit oriented professionals, after all.

If we conclude this way, what the much experienced Kerala Chief Minister told the media recently make some sense. He was replying to the media questions about the higher secondary education politics built up around large potentials of money making in his own state. 

Yes, what is so big about all these? Are these any worrisome things? Who doesn't know that state politics is essentially built up on the invisible potentials of  educracy, boozocracy and transpocracy? It is not so easy for those weak in arithmetic and business to understand the big potentials of education, liquor and transport! It is better that we all keep quite and do not talk about things that are too conventional.

Instead let us talk about much bigger issues. Let us talk about the prospects of China overtaking America in the 2050's. Let us talk about global warming. Let us talk about winning Cricket in London. There are so many such important issues to talk about endlessly.

Yet, I can't help the pondering of my inner consciousness. Is democracy for the purpose of getting some people to occupy all our offices of profit alone? When our royals of the past, whom our ancestors had selected for being in the office of profit for generations, crossed the limits, we had swept them away and discarded them. That had happened even to those who clung to their respective offices of profit and began exploiting us by threatening and terrorizing us. 

How long we will be tolerating our neo professional politicians of our modern democratic systems who occupy the offices of profits and do nothing to solve our problems, but keep using those offices for their own pleasure and benefits? 

Would it be necessary for us to device another -cracy in the future? 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Dear Men and Women of Earth! Would You Like to Hear the Story How We Designed You Originally?

[*A Letter to All Humans]

Dear Children of Earth!

Many of you might be wondering about how at all you came into existence in the planet earth that you are living now. Perhaps many of you do not have time to think about such things. Perhaps many of you are so pre-occupied with your daily chores of living that you are least concerned. 

Perhaps many among you are happy to imagine that you are great great grandson and grand daughters of Adam and Eve whom God crafted out from the soil and brought into life magically by his divine breadth as told in some of your sacred books. But let me make this clear to you now. This story is a mix of some facts with more imaginations by some of your ancestors who were not so intellectually mature to understand God. When you calculate the times from the historical events provided in your Bible, you may be forced to think that Adam and Eve were created only some 6000 years ago. But now it is becoming difficult for you to digest it because your scientists now tell you that human beings were formed on earth millions of years ago. Are you not getting confused? Incidentally, Adam and Eve were real and they lived on this earth some 38000 years ago. But they were not the first humans of earth. 

A few of you think that you are evolutionary ancestors from some single cell living organisms that got developed by some automatic, random accident of the past. That was the theory of evolution as postulated by some of your modern day scientists that you now know as the Darwin's theory. But dear children, I would like to tell you some thing very clearly. You are not children of some natural accidents or some random events that had taken place in the remote past.

You are all made for some purpose by us with the approvals of the Supreme Designer of the Universe whom many of you might call as Almighty God. I am one among the many involved with the creation of the first human on earth and therefore I know what I speak. I know with your current nature, you have decided to leave this page without reading ahead as you have decided this writing as some work of some insane human. 

But wait, read on to get the clear picture. I assure you, you will know many things. Do not be under the impression that all of your own fellows too are as ignorant as you. Of course, this page is typed out for you by a human being. But it is being provided on our behalf from the information that we had provided a couple of decades ago to all humans beings. 

You are all children of God, because you have been designed and given life to live and prosper on your material planet that you call as earth by none other than the Almighty God, whom we prefer to call as our Universal Father God.

Just like you, we are also children of the same God. At present, we are a bit superior to you in our knowledge and capabilities and perhaps life. We do not have material bodies like you, but surely we have some other kind of bodies about which it is difficult for you to understand now. But we are individual personalities like you. All of us were created long ago by our superiors in accordance with the plans of Almighty God. Normally we do not face death as you know about that word. That way, you may consider us as immortals. We are just one kind of immortals among the several kinds that exist in this universe. 

But we are not gods. All immortals are not gods, but a few who are very near to Almighty God are surely divine and for all practical purposes may be considered as God Himself by those below them. Because, their thoughts and actions are perfect and would be the same as that of God Almighty. God Almighty is surely the Father of the Universe because from him originated all others, either directly or indirectly. God Almighty is also the source of all energies in the Universe. 

You can call us Life Carriers [ജീവ വാഹകര്‍, जीव वाहक ]. 

As the name indicates, we are the designers and carriers of material life in the universe. We are in innumerable numbers throughout this universe. We are the ones who design the material living beings that you know as living beings such as those micro organisms, plants, animals including you, humans. 

We only act on behalf of God or the authorized divine head responsible for material creation. For material creation and administration, the vast universe is divided in to convenient smaller units of space that we call as a local universe region. But the designs that we adopt are based on some life design patterns provided to us by our superior divine authorities. 

Incidentally, your local universe is one among millions of such regions that now exist in the whole universe. But mind you, your local universe too is too vast and incomprehensible for you human beings. 

Your local universe consists of a good majority space of what you now know as the Milky Way galaxy with millions of material creations such as stars, planets and other space bodies. They are all made out of non-material energy. The fundamental unit that makes up your matter is what we would like to introduce to you as an Ultimaton which is much smaller than the electron that you know now. About 100 ultimatons make up one electron. Some of your scientists have understood the possibility of this and are in search of proving its existence by calling it as 'the God's particle'. Will they believe in God when they prove it beyond doubt? 

Your local universe is one of the latest such universes because it is still getting developed of material creations and thus not yet fully finished. Yet your universe-we want you you to identify it by the name, Nebadon- has more than 3.8 million planetary worlds just like your earth. In due course of time this would reach as high as 100 million. 

In all these worlds  people like you are already living, most of them are much more advanced than you.  

For administrative simplicity all these worlds are grouped in to various systems of worlds. Each system of worlds has a maximum of 1000 worlds. 

Your system has now around 619 such worlds. Your earth is number 606. There are many other planets which are in the advanced state of life creation. Life Carriers like me are now working in those planets for establishing either primitive life or trying to create advanced species from the primitive ones. 

But remember this. All planets are not suitable for material biological life. Even in your own solar system, out of the several planets, your earth is the one with life now. 

Dear Children of earth! Your problem is that you cannot see us. But living beings like me are present in your world watching you progress slowly, generation after generation. We are listening to your arguments and your theories about God. We are also enthusiastically observing the way some of you are discovering some of the  universal laws of God as your laws of nature or laws of your science. 

We feel happy when you make advancements in your material life and your material discoveries. We don't interfere in your life or works. That is the mandate for us from our superiors. We were permitted to make suitable modifications in the genetic codes of your animal predecessors till such time the first humans with intelligence got developed. It is difficult for you to watch our ancient acts now. But some of your scientists are capable of studying fossils and develop their theories using their intelligence that we had so painstakingly developed for you, humans.

When we establish intelligent life in any planet which evolved out of cosmic actions (there are others who are in control of those events) we call it an evolutionary world. We call it evolution because, the developments take place slowly according to your standard of time measurement. It happens in thousands of generations of your time. But since we are immortals it is not a big issue for us. 

Perhaps some of your scientists know how to change the character of special purpose single cell living organisms which you call as bacteria in your laboratories. They know that bacteria with special capabilities develop after several generations of bacterial colonies evolve under varying conditions in the laboratory. We consider your progress in a similar way. If our Universal Father God permitted us, we could have fastened your development or designed you in a different manner. Not that God prevents us from doing such things everywhere, all the time. We have certain liberties in the creation of material life which we may use occasionally. 

But nonetheless, we are none to question God's wisdom. We are children of God who simply work according to His will, even when He had given us a free will. And remember this, He had given that free will to every of his creation, even for you, humans as well. Our Universe Father does not like His children to be like programmable robots that some of your engineers are trying to create. 

So, we do work according to the instructions and approvals that we receive from our superiors. You too by this time know how organizations work for achieving large tasks. In a similar way, we also work. Team work is often a desirable universe phenomena. God wants that every individual to be a helping hand to every other! God does not approve selfishness, greed and the desire for controlling others!

It is perhaps difficult for you to understand our work. First you cannot see us. You cannot visualize us because we exist in a different energy realm. But because we exist that way, it is possible for us design biological molecules including their nuclei and the genetic codes. But remember this too. You humans also have difficulties to understand the works that your own fellows are doing. For example, many of you do not know how your own computer systems work. If you are master of one field, you may be zero in many other fields. But collectively you could achieve many things. Collective work and continuous progress is what God wants from every one. Laziness is not approved by God, but rest and recreation is allowed for all, for you as well as us.

Our work is also not very different from yours. We also work collectively for achieving some common goals. Of course, we have some abilities and capacities superior to you. But all those who have greater abilities and capacities have greater responsibilities as well. 

Our first team was sent to your earth some 600 million years ago. The purpose of that team was to assess the conditions of your evolving planet for initiating some primary form of life.

Just as you use local materials for building your homes and other things, we too are at liberty to select our own base materials to design the biological systems of life that are suitable for that particular planet. 

For your world, earth, our team selected the Sodium Chloride pattern of life system because of its abundant availability. The life protoplasm that we had selected for earth can only function in a suitably made salt solution. We designed and created the first living cell living in the salt solution of the vast waters of ancient earth. Even now, all protoplasm of all living cells contain the very same saline solution.

After the preliminary inspection visit, our team returned to earth some 550 million years ago to design and plant the first unicellular life in the briny waters of earth available at that time. We did it with the help of other divine associates who help us in many different ways.

And by 500 million years ago, primitive marine vegetable life was well established on your earth by us. We initiated the process for transition of vegetable life to primitive animal life some 450 million years ago by making suitable modifications in some selected cell genetics of some marine plants. Both marine vegetation and marine animal life became well established by 400 million years ago.

We kept observing these lives for millions of years and making certain changes occasionally for the evolution (controlled evolution under our superintendence) of new species in phases of millions of years. All this was being carried out according to the physical environmental changes that had been taking place on earth.

Slowly progressing like this we had finally developed the first humans from some advanced type of tree dwelling animals some 10 million years ago on your earth. They were your original human ancestors. From them, you have multiplied and progressed in large numbers establishing your civilizations and cultures on earth. We have been watching your progress with much interest.

We had given much more detailed information about these for those of you who are interested. In fact we had given all these information almost a century ago at a time when the majority of you were not in a position to understand all these. Your average scientific knowledge were in a very preliminary level at that time. But that was the time when your civilization entered the era of science and technology in a big way. Many of the scientific discoveries as you know now took place at that time.

We are happy that some of your present day scientists have verified most of these by their own independent scientific studies, more or less accurately. 

But acquisition of knowledge is not a very interesting thing for many of you humans who are still in the primitive levels of existence. As designers of your biologic bodies, we know your handicaps leading to development of such non-uniform capabilities among different individuals. Animal tendencies are mechanisms that we had provided for survival of the species. Food, procreation, self defense, and survival of the fittest are some of those initial animal instincts which are essential for material life to survive and progress. 

At the same time you are also provided with some thought faculties for knowledge, creativity, curiosity, god awareness, communication, intuition, etc. Remember, these qualities were not provided to your animal cousins. These are the things that make you different from your animal ancestors. These are the qualities that make you human. The more you enhance these, the more you are human! But that migration from animal to human has to be done by your own efforts. That is the desire of God. Each one of you have enough capacity to accomplish that. But the choice is yours only!

Since you have been designed by making step by step changes in your biological cells and physiology from the original single cell plant and the later animal, you do have some characteristics of all these in your bodies. But your brains as now evolved by our efforts are really much more efficient than your super computers. It has both inbuilt programs as well as external reception systems. When all these work together, every human being gets a unique personality. 

And that unique personality by body and mind is a creation of God (yes, we and others like us might have worked for God in accordance with His plans to make it possible). Therefore every one of you is a child of God. But God has innumerable kinds of children with varying abilities for various purposes.

And remember, you are not alone on earth. Our Universal Father God is infinite and yet He cares for all of His creations, high and low. He has definite purposes for every one. It is not very difficult to understand it if you devote a bit time thinking about and requesting God to give guidance in your life. The Almighty Father God has incredible systems by which He knows the thoughts of all His creations! He has also an incredible system by which the whole of the universe is maintained and administered!

Dear men, women of earth. You are our little cousins. You are destined for bigger tasks in the future if you live according to the plans of God. You are also destined to meet us and all your senior cousins some time in the future. You would also learn more about the estates of your Heavenly Father in due course.

Your bodies would get destroyed after a few years of life on this earth. Because, you cannot travel to distant worlds which are located and separated by several light years with your material bodies. For that you need a body that is not material, similar to our bodies which exist in another energy realm. In due course, you will get one of that kind. Perhaps many bodies suiting to your requirements from time to time! One day in the distant future, many of you might also be in the infinite presence of our Universe Father!

For all those among you, who have learnt to live like real human beings and not like your animal cousins, there exist a potential chance for surviving your material death. There are invisible personalities around you who observe your life carefully whether you, under the given circumstances, used your God-given faculties properly to live like a child of God or not. If so, you have a glorious immortal future. That I assure you on behalf of our superiors.

But remember this too. Doing your so-called religious rituals may not help you. God is not concerned with your religion or its rituals. He is concerned with how you used your God given abilities and capacities wisely to serve others, according to your abilities and capacities. When you discard your negative animal tendencies willfully, you are becoming a desirable human child of God. That way you become eligible to become an eventual universe citizen. When you master over your negative animal qualities, you would naturally know God and know how to live according to the will of God. Otherwise, I am sorry to tell you, your life would only be worthy to be considered as that of the animals and plants, suitable only for a short material life in this earth! God does not like such a situation. He does not like to lose any of His children. But when His children willfully opt self destruction, He is perhaps helpless by His own universal laws.

It is foolish to think that you can fool God by doing all kinds of undesirable acts and thoughts always and get His pardon by repenting every now and then. Such an arrangement may be good for some of your ignorant leaders for their own short term gains or satisfying their egos by dominating others. Remember, it is neither good for them nor for all those ignorantly follow them.

God Almighty is indeed the Almighty and He does not need your money, sacrifices or material offerings. He knows the thoughts of all men and women and therefore understands who is good at heart. He knows who really loves Him by heart. And all among you who love God inherently know the ways of living just fully according to the will of God. Such among you would use their God given faculties of wisdom to live a purposeful life according to the will of God. Most importantly, they would learn and know how to discard their egos, their greed and their desire to control others. They learn and realize the true meaning and importance of service!

My children, do not be misguided to live a limited purpose life of an animal. Live a purposeful life of a human, a real human. And all real humans are precious for God, our Universal Father.

I hope, you could make sense of what I am saying.

I wish all of you to do the best in this life for taking advanced and challenging assignments of life in the distant future.

Hope, I would be able to meet you personally then.

God Bless you all.

Yours sincerely,

[A Life Carrier]
Domiciled on Earth

*An Imaginative Call Based on the Facts Revealed in TUB

Friday, August 15, 2014

68th Independence Day of India-15th August 2014: A Day Which Should Be Remembered for A Historic Speech!

There have been speculations in the media for a couple of days about the character and content of the speech that would be delivered by the new vibrant Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. Would the PM address the nation from the Red Fort or not? Would he read out from a prepared text or would he be delivering an extempore speech? Many argued that he would not go for extempore as he used to be during his election campaigns because as PM he would have to be cautious with his words. His words are now listened by the world!

But Modiji surprised and mesmerized every one who listened to his extempore I-day speech today from the Red Fort which was beamed nationwide and perhaps world wide. The voices of disapproval by some of those professional political opponents could simply be ignored!

In my unbiased opinion as a non partisan citizen of this country, the PM's speech today was historical and one of the most appealing and influencing speech ever done by any Indian PM in the recent history. I simply salute his clarity of thought and vision that he has put forward for this country at this crucial juncture. Unlike his many predecessors, Modiji is a real leader of the masses with a characteristic oratory skill which, I should admit, many of our politicians lack. How can a leader be a leader if he or she doesn't have a voice and a thought clarity that could influence people? 

I watched and listened to the whole of his speech that he delivered in Hindi that was beamed through the TV channels. Let me share with you some of those things that he said which I felt as coming honestly from his heart. It was unlike any ceremonial speech lacking energy and spirit read out by many of our past PMs and such other leaders, past and present! His speech electrified me and it should have electrified the nation!

I am not repeating all that he has told, but only highlighting a few of those which I felt as most noteworthy and important for India.If you missed this historic speech, and if you do not understand Hindi, you should consider reading its translation. I suggest all Indians who can read and understand should go through his speech which is now available in public duly translated and recorded.

Read the full English text of the 68th Indian Independence Day Speech by PM Narendra Modi here.

First he shared some of his anguish that he felt and experienced as the PM for the past few months. He expressed his concern about the lack of coordination among the various governmental departments and its functionaries. More than the lack of coordination, he expressed his displeasure on the mutually antagonistic manner in which the governmental departments and officers are working. It has created situations where one department is fighting a legal battle against another in the courts. This is the main issue he brought out:
"It appeared that everyone has its own fiefdom. I could observe disunity and conflict among them. One department is taking on the other department and taking on to the extent that two departments of the same government are fighting against each other by approaching Supreme Court." 
This situation has to change. No other PM has noticed this earlier or dared to talk about it earlier. If PM Modi has noticed this, he would definitely do something to change the situation. That is what I felt from his honest speech that came from his heart.

He talked about the need for promoting brand India by boosting the manufacturing and production sector toc create more and more jobs. He made clarion calls to the Indian diaspora  to 'come and make in India' and also for ' Zero-Defect-Zero-Effect' products ' Made in India' . By zero-effect he stressed upon manufacturing processes with least adverse impact on our environment. Indeed a vision statement that many of our latter day PMs totally ignored! What is the use for India and Indians if our locally generated wealth and money have to be siphoned out for importing products and services from abroad thereby reducing our own employment and wealth generation opportunities?

Narendra Modi is perhaps the first PM of India in all these 67 years of its independence who stressed upon the urgent need for changing India's international image as a nation of snake charmers, poverty and dirtiness. He stressed upon the need to have more toilets for our people at home and at public places and declared an ambitious plan to be initiated immediately. What is the pride of the Indian women who have to wait for the sun to set to attend the nature's call? What is the pride of even the affluent Indians when the situation of their country is in this way? 

Kudos to him. Most of the Indians, even the so-called high profile Indians apparently did nothing to improve this situation in India so far. I have seen many corporate and government offices in India where both men and women keep working with no facility for any decent toilets. Why the Indian men have to ease out so shamelessly in public? And what is the stress levels of even our so-called high profile ladies in such situations? They all have seen and felt this seriously shameful condition of India, but have never ever raised any effective voices any time. Even many of our ministers and civil service bureaucrats too ease our shamelessly in public, but have never thought it a necessity to do something to change that situation. In this context, I remember the situation in one of a majestic looking office building where I worked some time. The top authorities never gave any priority to maintain the toilets the building originally had. For decades, it existed without any toilet facilities. What is the situation in our factories? Nothing different. So at last even for such a simple thing, we need the PM to talk about it from the Red Fort! Let us hope his speech trigger the positive thought process! Yes, the PM even called our corporate leaders to spend from their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds for constructing more and more toilets where they are urgently needed.

Perhaps, it is the first time that any Indian PM did not talk about our army strength to act as a regional force. Instead, for the first time, the Indian PM talked about mending ways with our neighbors and initiating a process of healing instead of wounding!

He talked about the next Indian independence movement-independence from poverty. He had drawn up plans for that. He would bring about the blue print for our MPs and MLAs to get in to action in that direction and he even has a road map for that.

Yes, today's speech was historic. For the first time ever I heard people clapping in approval while they listened attentively to what he told. 

I think with a leader of that kind in the PM's chair, India has hope. Our coming generations may not have to migrate to foreign lands in search of a livelihood!

I looked at the picture of my grandchild my daughter shared through her 'Facebook'. She was selected for some I-day program in her School-Mount Carmel New Delhi. The girl has yet to be in her formal primary level class-she is in her pre-school now. But I look at her enthusiasm for the I-day which perhaps she understood little now. 

And I earnestly want to see this country to be a better place for the new generation like her. Let the future I-days be different. Different with a positive difference!

Jai Bharat! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Black Money: How it is Generated in India? How Can it Be Eliminated?

Black money is essentially that money which is set aside and transacted without proper documentation or account book entries for purposes other than for normal day-to-day living of individuals. Most often such transactions are of high amounts.Since the transaction is unaccounted, the money goes out of the taxation system and the government loses tax revenue due to it.

Very often black money transactions take place in hard cash and such cash is stacked in the custody of individuals, instead of the place where it should genuinely be lying-the banking system.Black money transactions drain out the currency circulation and place greater stress on the government to print and issue more and more currency notes than actually required.

Black money is often generated in transactions that are illegal, such as gambling, bribes, smuggling, drug trafficking, human trafficking and by a variety of other such acts. Large scale black money transactions also take place in commodity trades, labor contracts, election campaigns, mining, scrap trades, used vehicle trades, gems and jewelry trade, etc.

Money which one gains by illegal means without proper accounting is, therefore, black money. Money paid and received for unfair benefits is also black money, which is sometimes called corruption money.

Black money generates black wealth and black economy which runs parallel to the legal economy monitored by the government. The high presence of black economy transactions cause the formal economy weak and ineffective. It causes a few individuals to have enormous purchasing power as compared to the majority citizens which creates higher levels of economic inequality.

Now let us consider some manner in which black money is generated. Let us take the case of a school or a college which has some good reputation. The reputation causes more and more parents aspiring to have their wards admitted in such schools or colleges. A very glaring example is the private medical colleges in India. Now there is a big demand for their courses and seats. Suppose that the government has fixed a small percentage of seats to be allotted at the discretion of the management or the persons who are in the decision making positions even while having a publicly known fee structure. This causes some seats to be allotted to some students on the basis of corruption money that they pay to influence the decision makers. Since this money cannot be accounted by the legally accepted accounting system, the money, the moment it is paid becomes illegal or black. It is common knowledge that some private medical colleges in India allots some seats by taking a couple of million rupees in black. Since, it is not normally possible for people who have legitimate incomes to pay such huge amounts for just getting their not-so-bright wards admitted for a medical degree course or a reputed school such black money payments are often made by those who have black money cash stacked with them. This black money in hard cash then get transacted and moved from one custodian to another in return for a small favor. If the money is not so large, the person who got it slowly pumps it in to the main economy and make it white. Usually, he or she spends such easy money  lavishly for parties, purchase of expensive white goods such as cameras, mobiles, i-pads, ornaments, gems and during luxury travels. He or she may use it for lavishly furnishing or constructing expensive homes. 

Contractors who are dealing with large numbers of daily wagers have to transact huge cash on a daily basis. They may show individuals payments higher in the books while making lower payments to the individuals. This way they create large sums of cash which is unaccounted which they use for illegal transactions later.

When large scale purchases take place, many companies are willing to pay some percentage of the transaction as commissions to the people who have helped them to settle the deals. While such commissions are legal for private-to-private transactions, for governmental or public transactions they are illegal. If in the latter case commissions are paid, it has to be illegal and therefore out of corruption. It becomes then black money.

There are hundreds of such methods by which black money transactions routinely take place. While black money is common through out the world, its impact and quantum is more in under developed or developing countries like India.

It is almost impossible to eliminate corruption and black money in a country, so long as there are people who are dishonest, greedy or unscrupulous with lower maturity levels. Yet, its impact and prevalence could be controlled to a greater extent by better methods of governance. However, better governance is not always possible when the people in key positions of governance are themselves are without competency, character, courage and compassion. 

One of the easiest method to control black money is the strict imposition of restrictions on hard cash transactions. It is not very difficult with banking becoming almost computerized and online. I have written about some aspects of it earlier.

Black money economy has to be curtailed if India wants to have progress and development that is beneficial to everyone. If greed and insecurity feelings are removed from the minds of the people, this social evil might start declining of its own.

Every right thinking Indian should give a serious thought about it.

Suicide of Robin Williams and the Jet Pilots Sleeping: Connecting Two Unrelated Events!

Today morning it began to rain in Ranchi. Something good. But that caused our newspaper man delaying his delivery by two hours and I could not spend time reading the paper in the morning as usual.

I was thinking of writing some thing about Cain, son of Eve. I did not say Adam, purposefully. You would know it when I write about it later!

My idea changed when I got the newspaper when I was about to get into my car to go to office. I just had a cursory look at the headlines of the front page.

No doubt, the headlines have been all about politics and political gimmicks. I have nothing to write about those as there are several opinion makers and media intellectuals to analyze those and make us politically enlightened.

What got my attention were two short news: the first was about the suicide of Academy award winning American actor, Robin Williams. The second was about the miraculous escape of international air passengers travelling to Brussels from India on Indian private carrier-Jet Airways. The report said both the pilots slept nicely in the cock pit while the plane was cruising at 33000 feet above Turkey causing the unattended aircraft to plunge 5000 feet. The passengers were fortunate that their sleeping captains woke up in time to regain controls before another possible air accident of the year! 

While I was thinking of the possible causes of mishaps involving the so-called celebrities (actors and pilots are worshipful heroes for many!), I myself was saved from a possible car-crash on a blind turn with another car on the way. The other car was driven by a teenager boy driving carelessly while talking over his cell-phone. Perhaps he even did not have a driving licence! Holding his mobile phone pressed to his ears with his right hand, he could not make the steering turn properly with his other hand. But we both applied the brakes just in time to stop our cars within a few inches from each other! Perhaps he realized his mistake, perhaps not. But accidents by immature drivers are on the rise. Whose fault is it, anyway? We would not be able to make any one answer!

The american actor was a successful man in the eyes of the general public. He, perhaps had everything in life-fame, money, recognition, pleasure and what not? But the reports says that he was a drug user and an alcohol enthusiast. But more than that, he had some causes of worry, anxiety, or unhappiness arising from some deep rooted and unfulfilled desires which he was not able to express or share. He perhaps had only formal friends and relatives with whom he was unable to share his problems freely. How can a materially successful person be unhappy? How can a person who caused others to laugh always remained tensed from within? How could he be in the grip of depression, even at an age when he was supposed to be matured by worldly experience? 

Human body and mind are indeed complex. There are biological, endocrinal and electrical signals controlling our body in a very complicated manner. We would never be in a position to get to a simple answer to the varied problems of human body and mind. Nevertheless, humans have free will and in-built systems that provide guidance for appropriate living. Unfortunately, many of them, especially those of the celebrity kinds, have no time to put their free thought faculties to guide them. No wonder then that Jesus reportedly told about the difficulty of the rich and famous to enter the kingdom of God!

When money, wealth and power are lavish, the thought faculties of humans go behind the bars!

What perhaps happened to our Indian pilots yesterday was also nothing different. Airline pilots are paid heftily than they can possibly spend in some sane manner. While they are not allowed to board the plane's cockpit with alcohol testing positive as per their service rules, there is nothing preventing them to spend a whole night partying, without taking rest. They are trained professionals who are supposed to use their brains mostly for the purpose for which they are trained. Effectively, such stringent rules make them robotic and they are likely to lose their humanistic part of the brains working effectively. Here too their free thought faculties go behind the bars! When they are freed of their robotic work programs, the immature among them are likely to cross their limits in meaning less pleasures making their bodies and minds weak!

It happens with most of the humans and it is not something special to the actors or the pilots. But a human being really becomes a human being when he or she learns to overcome and streamline the inherent animal instincts. Otherwise, there is not much difference between the animals and the humans!

What humans really need to learn in this short life in this earth is the art of living like a human and not as an animal.

And it is not so difficult!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Relationship Between Your Zodiac and Your Personality Traits: Knowing These Could be Beneficial!

It took me decades to understand the possible reasons why I am quite different from the majority people around me, whether they are in my own family, classmates, professional colleagues,bosses, subordinates, friends or mere acquaintances. 

Right from my childhood, I used to wonder why people around me did not often agree to my ideas! 

I have been always with a vague feeling that many people around me are not so comfortable with me, even when there are no logical or explainable reasons for such a thing. 

At the same time, I have also found some people, though a very small number, are very fond of being around me always.

When my logic analyzes something as true, I have found the majority others finding it the other way.

My ideas and attitudes, I found as not in synchronicity with many others. 

I had been wondering all throughout my life about this phenomena. I have been an odd-man in this world full of people who are fully absorbed in things that are not so interesting to me. There are very few people around who are at least having some interests in those things which I am interested with. Indeed, I was an odd child, an odd youth, an odd adult and now an odd old man!

I have been wondering about this for decades. When many others are able to find many companions and friends who are comfortable among themselves, why the hell I am finding difficulty to find others who have similar thoughts as mine?

I had no idea. I had no teachers to teach me about the intricate details of life and the manner in which the secrets of life are woven up.

There was no other choice than to become a lonely explorer of truths my self. I could not discuss these with any one because there have been none who possibly had any interest in these issues which kept my mind in an unexplained melancholy always, while outwardly I looked normal and happy.

Then began my search for the meanings and purpose of life. I was not a man of spirituality or religion. Though I believed in God, my incomplete rational thoughts always used to convince me otherwise. I was rather confused. I had written about the beginning of my search for mystical realities , an year ago.

Soon I have found two things that perhaps made me different from others. 

The first possible difference was my blood group. My blood group, AB- was perhaps the rarest in this world.  While I am Rh negative, 99% of the people around me have been Rh positive! Is it a possible reason for the problems that I mentioned above?

Later I tried to study this and got much insights. I had written about my Rh negative blood group and the alienating situations that I have faced in life, earlier. 

Secondly, I found that I my zodiac sign is Sagittarius. My inexperienced but rational mind could not accept astrology and the effects of some stars and planets on human life. But later day experiences polished my rationality to practicality. I began to observe some astonishing similarities in the personality characteristics of some people which led me to read more about astrology and the zodiac. Reading some best selling books authored by Linda Goodman enhanced my interest in this topic.

While I read the personality characteristics that various authors have described about my own zodiac-Sagittarius- I wondered how some intelligent humans in the present and the past have mastered the subject. Many things written about my sun sign have been characteristically true. I got chances to study those around me whose date of births I have known. Due to certain characteristic personality traits within even those under Sagittarius, such as myself,  some astrology masters in recent times have proposed another zodiac sign now known as the Ophiuchus which many now accept as the 13th zodiac with characteristic personality attributes!

The truthfulness of the personality traits among people of the same zodiac has been observed as more or less similar to what the scientists consider for proving their scientific postulates by experimental observations! 

So I felt it logical to consider astrology as a science when it is all about grouping people with regard to their personality traits and some of their intricate relations with birth, death and diseases. Some research organizations trying to solve this mystery of astrology scientifically have been observing this to be more true than false! However, there are other studies which prove astrology not-so-scientific but pseudo.

Then came the truths of the fifth epochal revelation to my notice and I became a curious student of it. I learned about the evolution of human race on earth from it. It was logical and the ideas of natural evolution as proposed by Darwin got fine tuned by more added information introducing the concept of controlled evolution and divine over control on life. 

I had earlier wrote some aspects of human evolution and the colored races for the benefit of my readers, as I learnt it from this book of life guidance. 

But this revealed book of knowledge denounced astrology as a pseudo-science. But on closer examination I found that the book did not contradict all the concepts and beliefs of astrology, but has only fine tuned it by removing certain unfounded beliefs. The book was specifically denouncing superstitious beliefs of human beings which are essentially not correct either scientifically or spiritually!

The book revealed the relationship between a person's birth date and birth place and the future development of his or her personality with respect to them. In some earlier blogs in this site, I had written about it in some detail.

It became clear to me that a person's time of birth and and place of birth have some role in determining his or her unique positioning coordinates with regard to some universal gravity lines. This unique positioning during birth is so  unique that certain genetic changes get frozen or imprinted uniquely in the brain cells or genes of the person together with the biological characteristics that are inherited. Together these make up the person's frame work of personality. 

This frame work also determines to some great extent the quantum of life energy that the person gains which in turn determines the person's natural life span. The person's personality framework with regard to body and mind is thus founded during birth. It gets augmented during growth of the person to adulthood by learning, experience and by self creativity. Properly developed human mind is also a receptor of divine or spiritual communications. That is the way the Universal Creator has made up his universal laws for human personality development and progress, both individually and collectively.

Since every person's birth time and place of birth is almost unique, every person is unique. The uniqueness of a human being is imprinted both in body and mind. There are so many secret codes divinely inbuilt in our bodies and minds. Some we are able to discover with our own intelligence and some others we can not.

There are a number of universe energy lines that cause and fix the personality mechanisms of the brain. But there are also broad similarities and groupings. Thus the western astrologers have characterized human personality under twelve zodiacs while the Indian and the eastern astrologers made further subdivisions to make the grouping at about twenty four. Genetically we have almost double that grouping!

It is not my intention to go in to the depths of such human knowledge. Our personalities evolve based on a number of factors. Some are biological and hereditary while some get fixed at the time of birth. Additional aspects of personality refinement and development takes place when we grow. Our family, culture, environment, education, profession, etc all cause our inherent personality to further develop and refine.

The most important aspect of human life is our ability to judge good or bad by ourselves. We have also the reasoning power, the creative power and the self determination power. We can over come our negative traits if we so desire.

But most of us are reluctant to know and learn about ourselves. A good majority of us are lazy to learn and improve. 

Many of us are reluctant to satisfy our inherent curiosities for advanced knowledge. Most of us do nothing to change or know what nature or attitude of ours need to be consciously changed so that we live in harmony with others who are not in agreement with us. 

It is important to realize this. We react to various stimuli differently depending upon various aspects of our personality maturity at a given time. Our inherent personality frame work gets augmented and influenced by our environment, society, family, friendships, education, experience, training and vocation. 

We can have natural reaction to a stimulus and we can also have controlled or adjusted reaction to a stimulus. The more we are inexperienced, the more would be our natural reaction. The more experienced and developed we are, the more we learn to react wisely. Our actions and reactions not only affect us, but also affect others!

When more and more of us become experienced to discharge our reactions in a wise manner, we become matured individuals. More and more of such matured individuals tend to make up a matured society. A matured society would have less and less human induced problems!

A matured individual and a matured society would be broadminded and accommodating. They are likely to be sympathetic to others.

They would know the foolishness of arguing over their wisdom and knowledge. They would know how to tackle immature fellows among them with minimal use of the sticks and arms. 

They would know how to take care of their younger generation to grow and develop in to a more mature future society.

So, what is it that prevents us now to become matured individuals?

Would you consider giving it a deep thought?