Here Charitable Individualism is the key!… nothing less.

NEAT job! 


A person is to be judged by the rules which are applicable to him or her. 

The medical college entrance called NEET acronym for National Eligibility Entrance Test, conducted recently in Tamizhnadu, is a travesty of Fairness for the reason that most students who took NEET had studied either matriculation or samacheer kalvi. Consequently their syllabus varies vastly from the CBSE. 

A student studies what he or she is prescribed to study. If the parents enroll the child in the State Board, it is not the fault of the child. The student ought to be judged by the syllabus that he or she was taught. 

Unfortunately the SC order which has been uniformly applied to the students in Tamizhnadu appears to be more jingoistic than fair. CBSE has a standard which caters to a different section of the society, with a strong North Indian  flavour in its syllabus. May be one might say in science and maths, such biases don’t matter. Right, absolutely right. But Thamizhnadu’s priorities in inclusiveness has brought about a churning which the other feudal states have neither attempted nor achieved. In the social churning a certain sense of fairness has to be brought into the admission system and the curriculum too. Therefore a certain lowering of standards to accommodate those who are deprived, had been built into the curriculum. This is reflected in subjects like science and maths too. Whereas, in search of building a new caste of the educated, CBSE has included advanced syllabus and therefore the students had been handicapped, for no fault of theirs. Even the brilliant ones had prepared only from their syllabus and hence, in all likelihood would lose out in this NEET game, which had been imposed on them suddenly. 

NOTICE, is one of the abiding concepts in any civilised society . The students who had prepared as per the State syllabus, had  NOT BEEN NOTIFIED in advance of the yargstick by which they would be judged. Supreme Court ordered and within a week the test had been conducted. 

Thirdly, How Higher and other technical education came under the control of the Union Government itself is a big study in how to perpetrate a gradual fraud! Education like food, is terrain specific. Anyone can aspire for anything and with effort and a little backing from luck and family fortunes might be able to make it. But Medicine is not a super special educational infrastructure paid for by the centre’s resources thereby creating a foothold for persons from all the Ststes of the Nation. If Thamizhnadu had built more medical colleges, and if the central revenues have not been expended on such infrastructural creation, to let other state students to enter would be a backdoor promotion of Regionalism of a reprobate kind. 

Medical colleges in Thamizhnady are not meant for people who do not know Thamizh, as the goal is to serve the people of the state of Thamizhnadu. He who has sown should have the predominant right to reap, especially if the LAND belongs to him. 

If standards is what is the real worry, then exams could be conducted by other state medical boards by rotation or a national examination committee, after duly prescribing the syllabus and examining the medical students therefrom. After all it is in nobody’s interest to produce KILLER DOCTORS. 

Finally, those feudal states which have eked out a living through the munificence of the beleaguered governments of the day in the parliament for want of majority, cannot seek equal opportunity in the infrastructure built so assiduously for the denizens of states which are democratic and inclusive in its politics. 

In my opinion, the views of the states are to be taken otherwise it would be disrespecting the sacrifice of the states done over decades. 

God bless India.

Let us notify the syllabus before examining students. 

Let us give at least two years’ notice period, to be Fair. 

Let us not grab even the infrastructure after grabbing the revenues. 

In all fairness let the grasshopper states be encouraged to build and nourish its own institutions, instead of eyeing to grab the medical seats from the hardworking Ant states. 

India vaazhga! 

Searching the Deep!


Searching!
Had I lost something

I’d ‘ve known what 

I was searching for! 

Alas! I know not 

What I’m searching for

I don’t even know whether

Whatever I’m looking for exists at all! 

But the Hope that if I

Stumble upon it

I shall recognise whatever it is. 

Not Hope AND Effort, but Hope WITH Effort keeps the Search on. 

It would be my prayer that

If they have to be parted, 

Then let not Hope cease before Effort. 


On a Spicejet flight from Bangkok to Kolkata the male commander of the flight got a female air hostess into the COCKPIT of the flight and locked out the co-pilot for a considerable long time. Spicejet has taken action of suspending the pilot and have informed DGCA of the incident. 

The facts missing but crucial for a reader of the newspaper are

1. What was the duration of the locking out of the co-pilot? It is not a question of how long the closed door meeting took place between the commander and a hostess as much as how a Copilot could be denied access to his seat? 

2. Was the hostess made to sit on the pilot’s seat or in the copilot’s seat? So where is the problem? 

3. Was the closed door meeting consensual or was the hostess an unwilling partner to the proceedings. Even if she was willing, the Superior cannot leverage his higher rank. 

4. Who said that the meeting was sexual in nature? Is it a probable event considering the circumstances or is it based on a complaint? 

5. Wtf is the black box there for? Can’t it be used to glean facts of the last heard ‘noises’, if any? 

6. Why did the flight purser object to that air hostess going in? 

7. Do the passengers have a right to sue the airlines as there was a man and woman made situation which was risky? 

I’d be wrong to imagine that Wright brothers would have been happy to have seen the flights secure for such mile high indiscretions. 

Btw, why have not the names of the pilot and the air hostess not been published and thereby named and shamed the ones alleged to have put the lives of many passengers in jeopardy? 

Let us be kind at a personal level, but not on disciplinary issues involving lives of others. 

Why do ppl still rely on statements when there would be so many electronic evidence? 

Maybe the pilot reprimanded the air hostess for some activity . Why impute motives? 

Collecting incontrovertible facts is the only way to ascertain FACTS. Otherwise anyone could give acveptAble reasons and slime out. 

    Remember there is a special joy in getting into the mile high club. Probably the hostess could  have been a victim of enticement ! 

Because He was insulted before and He did not react either destructively or disruptively with the Power that He claimed He Possessed. When Dan Brown filled up the gaps of facts in the Gospel with his imaginative possibilities and even imputed that He was married to Mary Magdalene, I couldn’t care less – it was just because He once stood near a well and told a woman with multiple husbands to Ask Him of the Living Water and He couldn’t be bothered about even what his twelve disciples thought.
When He told the officials who slapped Him before the then High Priest, His retort was amazing: Why do you punish me without charging Me?

That is fundamental to all Jurisprudence today. He couldn’t care less.
When I worship a God born Human, I have no reason to defend either the Man that He was in this world or the Son of God, He claimed He was and I believe He is!
Neither can I go back to his flesh and blood times, nor would I be insulted at others tilting at windmills of my invisible God.
William Blake’s poetry could at times be very unsettling. As long as one reads TYGER TYGER BURNING BRIGHT, there is nothing but appreciation and once you touch the POISON TREE, a mystical feeling envelops us, but the moment we read those poems which logicise that if Jesus chose a humble place to be born, does it mean that he was born to the woman with the worst Character too?

Read the following from Blake’s EVERLASTING GOSPEL: 

When even a poet couldn’t stir me to revolt against utterances anathema to my belief, why would I care when hordes and savages insult the name of my God. He is the only one I know who said each would be on his own and didn’t beg for even Justice, leave alone Mercy. Does my God need me to defend Him? Not at all. He needs man to follow the path of Righteousness, He cares a fig for the rest .
I pity those who feel that their God needs man’s protection and care!
Get going, God is good and would make a comeback like the Hound of Heaven.

The Kernel! 


This morning I saw a line of ants
after having discovered a piece of a kernel of walnut, were busily salting it away to its pit or hill or colony, somewhere. On the way many more ants joined the task. After an hour, when I followed the route of the ants, there was only half of the kernel left.

Presumably, the ants which helped on the way had filled their belly with the nutritious kernel. An army surely marches on its stomach and probably toll is collected by terrain jurisdictional ants too! No wonder our Public Distribution System works on the same lines! Solomon the Wise said: THOU SLUGGARD LEARN FROM THE ANTS, we sure have learnt all the convenient ones. 


The Shepherd!
KJV ….. lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matt.28:20)
That’s the shepherd’s promise being remembered every Easter. Jesus, was born a man, lived in the flesh & blood untainted by human failings or weaknesses; was brought before the temporal rulers both the spiritual and territorial. Condemned by the territorial rulers at the instigation of the then spiritual leaders. Was crucified, died and buried; on the third day He brought Himself back to life, as He was granted the power to lay down His life and take back through his submission to the human situation , yet overcame without succumbing to it. The above is my NON-NEGOTIABLE BELIEF! 

Easter is the commemorative day for Jesus’ resurrection. 

Each has his take on Christ. But what matters is one’s own belief and the strength thereof, when the Blind Bartimeus was attempted to be silenced by the disciples of Christ, he shouted out all the more to get the attention of Christ. It was that Belief coupled with relentless and redoubled Action, which saves man, when such a belief is followed up with relentless action, mankind is collectively saved. 
There would be shepherd dogs which is also eating out of the munificence of the Shepherd, which would attempt to silence the voice of cry towards the Shepherd, but like the unmindful Bartimaeus, keep calling out. The day would come when the Shepherd would hear your cry. 

That’s why Jesus lives even today within ourselves. Don’t let the Shepherd dogs to frighten you with their moral yardstick or their understanding of your ‘need’ etc. Etc. 

Jesus doesn’t need the sale proceeds of Ananias and Sapphira, but the Shepherd dogs NEED that. Jesus wants a sincere open heart and a cry like no other. 

Go ahead and grab your Salvation, not only in terms of the Spiritual but also the Temporal. He had submitted to both and OVERCOME both. 

Go for it & get it!

iPhone space fraud!


img_1990 That’s the screenshot of the iPhone I use. What one can see is that the used storage is 11.6 of the 16GB IPhone, whereas when I total the used up space, it hardly adds up to 6 GB. Consequently to my simple mind the question is: when I have used up only 6 GB of storage space where did the other 5.odd GB go? That is after ignoring another question: When I was sold a 16 GB iPhone, where did the 10 GB go? Understandable, as I need to pay for the storage of the iPhone ‘s operating system, but iPhone takes credit for the storage space afforded at my cost!

So I turn to my son , whom I presumed would answer my logical question sincerely, and if stuck for an answer would do a little research on it and find a cost effective solution. Alas! That was not to be, instead he said: That’s why I said you should’ve bought a 32GB iPhone, you saved then and now is the payback time! Enjoy!- so saying he left.

Kids have no time for these issues, they are a new breed which thinks a plastic card or a password contains money, but I belong to a generation when a currency note with a Gandhi on it, was of a higher value than the ones with a tractor or a deer!

I was anxious with thoughts that anytime next when I take a selfie an unhelpful notification THERE IS NO STORAGE SPACE, would crop up on the screen.

So when a friend needed something to be resolved relating to his iPhone, I joined him and visited an iPhone service center (Americanized for better recognition of the brand headquarters).

What I went through in the service center of iPhone was an epiphany. The service guy , who had been given an exalted designation of ‘engineer’ says, Sir you are right, it shouldn’t be like this, the used up space should add up to at least 10 GB, so you can leave it for repair.

I said: REPAIR?

I just need your help for clearing up the muck so that the space is freed up for storage. You make a million changes to my iPhone ‘s software without my knowledge, when it suits Apple, why can’t you get my space freed up?

He says: Sir, you may have to leave it at the service center for 2 days and we’ll get it DONE!

I thought to myself GET IT DONE! MY ARSE! And 2 days to boot.

The biggest challenge we face today is that the marketeers of any product know the herd mentality of people and apply it to individuals, without exceptions. This belief which has mushroomed is primarily because of the data collected, collated and algorithmised by some data analytics guy and presented as a fait accompli.

When the newspaper reported (probably widely marketed by those marketeers) that iPhone refused to part with the encryption codes except on an authority of law, the whole world was numbed into a belief that since the security is tight, we should pay for that technology which is used by the iPhone guys. But when iPhone wants to make that a recurring expenditure by false alarm of NO MORE STORAGE SPACE, it is superlative fraud.
I forgot to tell that almost at the same time when the first notification popped up of insufficient space, another ostensibly helpful notification followed , which said that I could go to settings and manage storage.

After this discovery of stolen space, another helpful notification pops up and says I could subscribe to SPACE IN ICLOUD! Of course at a monthly fee- that’s why I called it recurring expense. So to appease the iPhone racketeers I subscribed to the monthly fee, but I wanted my 5 GB on my phone- that’s it!

Nothing changed, my 5GB appears to have been stolen and if I want to get it back, I need to leave my iPhone with a moron for two days who after going through all my contents with avid curiosity, may end up returning with an explanation which could mean something to a person who has a doctorate in science.

Naive that I am, I’ve decided to stake it out and find a guy who would attempt to ‘repair’ my iPhone in my presence, like those old time watch repairers, who to enhance their credibility of not stealing parts of expensive watches would do the work right in front of the owner of the watch!

Time will tell, if I succeeded or succumbed to the iPhone marketeers. Now it is a question of my persistence versus the fraud of iPhone storage bs!

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