Thursday, March 29, 2007

Political crisis - Reservations Again!!

What the Supreme court said yesterday on the Reservations is something which is definitely heart warming!!

1. It has agreed that Reservations/affirmative action is needed in the country to uplift bacward.
2. Backward does not mean only those who are born in certain castes.
3. Creamy layer of these castes do more harm to their brethern than upper castes.

TamilNadu politicians are planning a bandh.. Go Get A Life.. Loosers..

Now the country polity is in an unique crisis. Let us see how.
1. Parliament is the sole representative of people's will.
2. Democracy is rule of the people. [Thus parliament thinks it is supreme]
3. The consitution says that, Constitution is superior to Parliament. [The collective wisdom of the Constituent Assembly members is superior to the parlimentarians at any point in time.].
4. The Constitution also says that Supreme Court is the Guardian of the Constitution. Which means Parliament can enact laws, but Supreme Court has the authority to decide whether these laws confirm to the basics of the constitution.

So all those folks who think Parliament is supreme are on one side and all those who think Constitution is supreme are on the other side.

Had i been asked to choose this in late 1950s or early 1960s, i would have gone with the Parliament lobby. But looking at what the constituents of the parliament today of, it is nightmarish to even think of giving supreme authority to a group of selfish, power hungry loots.

Supreme court and Consitution, you are Supreme, and it is not long before the country goes on the streets over this crisis, and i am with you folks. [At this point in time ;)]

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Thiruvanaikovil Thaer

Back in India, due to lack of connectivity at Home, i am not able to actively blog off late.

Every time i would want to put up a blog, the intensity of what i wanted to write, did not over take the inertia of not updating the blog.
Now, there is something which has had a big impact on me, and I am grief sticken.

It is regarding the tragedy at Tiruvanaikovil car festival.

I make it a point to attend the celebration every year, if i am in India, probably i just missed a couple of years.
This year too, i had taken a day off [since Ugadi holiday in Bangalore was on monday, and according to Temple almanac it fell on Tuesday.] and went to Tiruvanaikovil.

And this is what i had to witness.

I have heard my elder folks talk about such thing happend in the past. But this has really come as a rude shock to all those who looked up to this event as an event of social strength and thanks giving.

May Akilandeshwari and Jambukeshwarar rest them all.

Below are the pictures that i took.

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