Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Shri Rajan Vichare forced the catering supervisor to eat the Chapati in order to show him the bad quality of the chapatti. This act was seen by many on TV news channels. Even if the act was done just to show the quality of the food, the act itself is despicable, and should be unequivocally condemned. This amounts to manhandling of a person and trespassing personal freedom. It also amounts to insult of the individual and trying to hurt that catering supervisors self-esteem.

In a society, people judge a person on his external acts rather than on his intentions and thinking. Our image is built by our deeds and not by our intentions. This is more applicable to public figures and even more to elected members. Even if there was a need of taking corrective action for the quality of food was not good, this is not the way to do. To trespass other persons freedom amounts to showing extreme arrogance. Mr Rajan Vichare’s actions amounts to just that. Arrogance of power. As an elected member of parliament he had all the power to take executive action against faltering catering supervisor instead without thinking Mr Rajan Vichare displayed his arrogance of power and immaturity.

In this context the only way is Mr Rajan Vichare should publicly apologize to catering supervisor. Also other political parties should not give this act a Hindu Muslim colour and should show some maturity of thought and action.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


While delivering a lecture on Mahatma Ayyankali two days ago, Arundhati Roy called Mahatma Gandhi a castiest. “It is part of a political conspiracy to perpetuate the caste system that such heroes are never celebrated. All the while, the nation has been fed on centuries of lies about “mahatmas,” who never openly renounced the caste system but instead, advocated that the hereditary occupation of people who belonged to a particular caste ought to be the maintained social order, she said “The story of Gandhi that we have been told, is a lie. It is time to unveil a few truths, about a person whose doctrine of nonviolence was based on the acceptance of a most brutal social hierarchy ever known, the caste system. Gandhi believed that a scavenger should always remain a scavenger. Do we really need to name our universities after him?” Ms. Roy said.


Now everyone knows about Mahatma Gandhi, Sawarkar who alongwith Mahatma Phule and Mahatma Ayyankali were at the forefront to eradicate caste system. To remember Mahatma Ayyankali and Mahatma Phule doesn’t require to critisize Mahatma Gandhi. Mr Arundhati typical of her attitude to remain in public glare, often comes out with such outrageous comments.


She has earlier shown her anti national colours and now she has shown her disrespect to our father of nation. Just to remain in public glare, one cannot denounce others. This is what Kejriwal also does.


One can have differences of opinion but we cannot forget the work done for our freedom movement by these great men. Winning a Booker doesn’t grant someone a license to make irresponsive comments.