During my posting at Delhi, there was this person who told me that i was a MIGRANT worker. Unabashedly i told him that i was and i take great pride in that because in the Indian context there was NO such thing as an INDIAN MIGRANT  within the country AND THEREFORE I pitied his IGNORANCE.

Since he belonged to the state of Punjab he had come to believe that Delhi was a part of the erstwhile province of Punjab and thereby had a RIGHT to be in Delhi as a person within the state of Delhi. I told him that since the time Delhi was made the capital of India, every Indian had an equal right to be in Delhi.

New Delhi is the capital of India and the seat of the Central government of India. My final appeal in a court of Justice rests at Delhi, my MERCY PETITION (God forbid such a plight!) rests at Delhi, my central taxes are credited to the consolidated fund of India at Delhi, my state’s allocation of the central taxes is determined at Delhi, my List 1 legislators (of the VII schedule to the Constitution of India) legislate at Delhi and more than anything else, MY CONSTITUTION OF INDIA confers on me an indefeasible right  vide Article 19 (1) (d), (e) & (g)   TO MOVE FREELY ANYWHERE IN INDIA,  TO RESIDE ANYWHERE IN INDIA AND TO PURSUE ANY TRADE, PROFESSION OR BUSINESS ANYWHERE IN INDIA. Besides Article 19 there are supporting provisions  for non-discrimination based on place of birth and place of residence in Articles 15 and 16.

It is only the UTTERLY IGNORANT who call another Indian a MIGRANT WORKER.

There might be certain restrictions based on an intelligible differential, but by and large EVERY INDIAN has a RIGHT to be ANYWHERE in India. This is something which should be taught in the schools at a very early stage. Otherwise we as Indians are likely to turn parochial and un-integrated as a NATION.




During their first trip to the US, BEATLES were asked by a fan at the JFK international Airport on the 7th of Feb, 1964, “ARE YOU FOR REAL?”

Pat came the repartee from John Lennon, “COME AND HAVE A FEEL!”

The Americans across the Atlantic had heard a lot about the lunacy BEATLES had indulged in, their music etc., but that was the first instance the AMERICANS had the opportunity of GETTING THE REAL FEEL of BEATLES. Humans are generally sceptical of what they hear and do not believe all that they hear. It is the RAW DATA that they look for. The RAW DATA may not reflect accurately the state of affairs, yet they get the “FEEL”.

Ringo Starr who was beside John Lennon started laughing at the repartee. The answer meant something entirely different to the ears of Ringo – after all they were Liverpool buddies you see? Contextually, the female fans heard what was said and they proceeded to HAVE A FEEL of the BEATLES. Rest is not merely history but HISTORIC.

With WIKILEAKS and OUTLOOK website (in India) putting out RAW DATA in the public domain, for those who care to read and listen there are ample stuff for them to make up their minds.

I am sure we don’t need a Barkha Dutt or a Vir Singhvi to shape our perceptions on the RAW DATA provided to us now. Now that we have the raw data they seem to be jittery, as to what conclusions we might draw. The melting of their HALOS seems to be of great concern to them. BTW, Roberto Cavalli’s black gown in the cabinet (!) of Nira Radia seems to have elicited the shy snail Tata into shedding of his halo too! Well to call Nira Radia’s audios in public domain as a threat to somebody’s privacy is ludicrous.


Thanks Julian Assange and Vinod Mehta. Thanks a million.

Julian Assange & wikileaks!

From GOD SAVE THE KING, society moved on to GOD SAVE OUR COUNTRY and now WIKILEAKS has not merely rattled the high priests of Hypocrisy, who occupy high places of power and STRATEGIZE ruthlessly and conceal their RUTHLESS intentions with the palatable SECURITY OF THE NATION line to allay the anxiety of the joes and janes, but has transported journalism to the next level.

This aspect was already known to those who had held positions of power, since they themselves were a part of that system which EMPOWERED them through the same means , hence they were unable to rip open the sweet coatings and lay the facts naked to the human eye. With the possible exception of Mikhail Gorbochev, none had laid open a system, of which he was a part of.

Then there were those INTELLECTUALS who also suspected the ostensible reasons based on which certain decisions were made. Yet those “suspicions” were brushed aside by the joes and james as the fulminations of a fevered mind of the intellectuals.

The underlying problem has been the conflict of interest between INDIVIDUALS and INSTITUTIONS. When INSTITUTIONS decide on a course of action, it is very difficult to point fingers at any particular person within the INSTITUTION. In effect, INSTITUTIONS became Special Purpose Vehicles for the managers of the INSTITUTIONS to fulfill their private agenda in the guise of Public Interest. For example, Justice Markandey Katju and his another Bench Justice made the observation “SOMETHING IS ROTTEN IN THE ALLAHABAD HIGH COURT, ” they were making an OBSERVATION on the INSTITUTION but there might be good and fair people in that INSTITUTION as well. So the HC of Allahabad has passed a resolution to expunge those remarks of the Supreme Court. So those GOOD individuals have right to a fair reputation and they rightly protested & naturally the bad ones too join in, to warm up themselves with the fair name of the few.

The biggest BANNER raised to conceal the evil motives of such INSTITUTIONS is SECURITY OF THE NATION. No doubt, security of the nation should override all other consideration, but how valid is it when dealing with INTERNATIONAL issues? I suppose, in International issues SECURITY raised its initial rotten head in the Nuremberg trials (conducted by the victors on the losers at the end of the II World War) where even RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR , a long established doctrine was cut short and the plea that “i merely followed the orders of my superior” was not acceptable, as the court framed a new exception that   ‘ILLEGAL ORDERS NEED NOT BE OBEYED, FROM WHOMSOEVER THE ORDER MIGHT BE”. THEREBY STARTED THIS STORY OF SECURITY OF THE STATE.

So to cite a specific instance George Bush Jr, the then President of USA felt threatened by Saddam Hussein; Mr.Obama publicly feels that 26/11 at Mumbai did not warrant India getting ballistic about Pakistan. However thanks to Julian Assange of WIKILEAKS which says that the US was surprised that India did not retaliate with strikes. Well, one was the public posturing but their real perception was that INDIA OUGHT TO HAVE RETALIATED. Such is the GAP between PUBLIC STATEMENTS and STRATEGIC PERCEPTION.

One should thank JULIAN, i feel at first name terms with this Australian. I have not been particularly fond of Australians since the time they started attacking students, who were later discovered by their police to be Indians (LOL). JULIAN ASSANGE has done what the Barkhas and the Sanghvis have failed to do. The Barkhas and the Sanghvis got on to the INSTITUTIONAL BANDWAGON, whereas the FOURTH COLUMN was promoted as the champion of the INDIVIDUAL. It is not their betrayal which is surprising, but that The Barkhas and the Sanghvis have risen so high in the media firmament and remained there so long despite working at cross purposes with their mandate. By hindsight i seem to have a clue why they rose. They were pretending to be protectors of INDIVIDUALS, whereas their core was nothing but INSTITUTIONAL priorities. JULIAN ASSANGE had to RISE and he ROSE.

In the middle of all this cacophony, our own Rattan Tata who had seamlessly stepped into the shoes of the legendary JRD, claims his privacy had been INVADED. Mr.TATA should realize that the tapes put out in the public domain by The OUTLOOK website were tapes which are putatively recordings of the calls emanating or landing on Niira Radia’s instrument. If he had partaken in the goings-on of a sophisticated tout, he should not grudge and raise CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEES, as he is merely incidental side-show and not the main piece!! No doubt, it is an indefeasible right to every Indian, but for Mr.Rattan Tata to raise this bogey seems ludicrous. Now with all his concern about how to doll up the moll in a designer black gown and get her to Mumbai for peacocking herself around, the HALO he had so assiduously held up had fallen and sure enough he has reasons to silence those voices which are very similar to his guttural and measured voice!!

The winners are the OUTLOOK website and OPEN magazine which had so boldly put out RAW DATA for the joes and janes to make up their own minds. Naturally the affected parties have reasons to be miffed!!

Coming back to WIKILEAKS they have blown the lid of the sanctimonious decisions made at summit levels and have provided raw data to show that the reasons for arriving at are plain Machiavellian. So all that false morality promoted seems an unnecessary burden laid on the public.

But all this is nothing new. After all one should remember that Queen Elizabeth defeated the Spanish Armada not by her Royal Navy, but by engaging  pirates like WALTER RALEIGH and FRANCIS DRAKE. It is the pirates who finally WIN WARS for their Countries and not the LAW ABIDING SHEEP OF CITIZENS. The sheep are required only for REVENUE collection during PEACE times, but countries thrive and survive during bad times thru ROGUE elements. LIZ KNEW IT AND DID IT MORE THAN 4 and a half centuries back.

Let me tell my readers a secret- RULERS THINK DIFFERENTLY, BUT INSIST ON THE JOES AND JANES  THINKING STRAIGHT. It is the latter part which i detest. May the Individuals enlighten themselves and fill up Institutions which are FREE, FAIR and TRANSPARENT. On this road, JULIAN ASSANGE has taken us to the next level.


According to the Bible, ADAM was made of clay but the woman Eve was created out of the man’s bone. And it shows in their ATTITUDE. Adam was CREATED, there was only one model available and that was God. So God made Man in his own image, but the Woman he created for Adam’s companionship. So he fashioned her after the needs of the MAN. A kind of FIT to a man’s needs.

Since she was made of a tougher material, she thought she deserved a better station in life and proceeded on her MISSION in engaging with a small talk with the serpent. The serpent was “SUBTIL” (subtle in Modern English). Subtlety is the ability to test the waters with an escape route, before the other person identifies the real motive.

Look at what the serpent asked EVE: Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?(Genesis Chapter 3 verse 1)

The serpent DOES NOT KNOW the commandment of God. Serpent is making himself knowledgeable about the proscribed TREE by asking Eve a question.Eve identifies the proscribed tree and is IMMEDIATELY met with a CONTRARY STATEMENT from the serpent against the Commandment of God. The serpent says:-And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die.

This statement is followed by an ATTRACTIVE PROPOSITION by the serpent:For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

The seeds of death were sown with those words. In this play SERPENT- exeunt!

From thereon the serpent had NO ROLE to play. This thought was enough. Eating of the fruit would make her like gods. And Eve ate the fruit first and then gave some to Adam too. So did the change take place the moment the fruit was eaten by Eve first or did they become “wise” after both of them ate? The answer is that the change was INSTANTANEOUS and the WOMAN DISCOVERED that She was naked as well as her man ADAM. But Adam must have protested that he wasn’t naked, before he ate the fruit, so Eve must have convinced Adam by telling him that HE (ADAM) could realize himself to be “naked” only if he shared the fruit that she had taken a bite of. Adam couldn’t take the NAGGING anymore.ADAM ACCEDED.

EVE was repeatedly telling him that he was naked and all he had to do was take a bite a to REALIZE his status. That is what BONE does to CLAY even today . The nagging must have been so bad, that to buy PEACE the poor fellow took a bite and we are all here tilling our grounds and telling our tales.

So i’d love Pinkola Estes, Germaine Greers and Simone de Beauvoirs ( feminist champs!) to know that MEN love to perfect the available  SYSTEMS, but women go around wanting to discover the NAKEDNESS behind the systems and spoil even those systems which are functioning well. And men to buy PEACE, become victims heeding to the nagging of their WOMEN.

(Listen ladies, don’t take it to yr heart, it is merely an interpretation of events based on high probability!! LOL)