Sunday, 13 November 2016

500 एवं 1000 की मुद्रा का विमुद्रीकरण – हमें अब क्या करना चाहिए?

जैसा की सभी जानते है, हमारी सरकार ने 1000 एवं 500 की मुद्रा का विमुद्रीकरण कर दिया है। इस महीने की 9 तारीख से यह दोनों नोट बाज़ार में मान्य नहीं है। बहु प्रचलित मुद्रा होने की वजह से बाज़ार में रुपये की किल्लत हो गयी है एवं लोगों में अफरातफरी का माहौल है। मैं कोई अर्थशास्री नहीं हूँ, इसलिए सरकार के इस निर्णय के दूरगामी परिणामों का विश्लेषण नहीं कर सकता। परंतु आज लोगों की विवशता देख पा रहा हूँ। यह लेख सरकार के निर्णय की सराहना या विवेचना करने के लिए नहीं है, बल्कि आज की स्थिति को कैसे काबू में लाया जाये, इसके बारे में है। मुझे इतने बड़े पैमाने पर आई विपदा को सम्हालने का कोई अनुभव नहीं है, मेरे अपने विचार से आज कि स्थिति को सम्हालने के लिए जो सरकार और हमें करना चाहिए, उसे अपनी छोटी सी समझ के अनुसार यहाँ प्रस्तुत कर रहा हूँ। सरकार में बहुत बड़े विशेषज्ञ बैठे है, परंतु हालत बदतर होते जा रहे है। इसलिए सोचा शायद एक अलग दृष्टिकोण कि जरूरत हो। 

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Demonetization - What should we do now?

As we know that our government has taken a decision of demonetization of Rs 500 and 1000 notes from market and people are suffering due to cash crunch. I am not an expert economist to comment on long term impact of this decision, but I can see the situation on the ground, with short term impact. This article is not about merit of this decision, but it is about managing the situation in hand. We are in a mess with this implementation, and things are getting out of control. I have tried my best to come up with what the government and public should do to cope up with situation. I am not an expert on managing such large-scale crisis, so this is not a complete formula, but my two cents only. 

What government should do:

Sunday, 14 August 2016

The journey towards Independence

We are celebrating our 70th Independence Day this year, which means we are Independent since last 70 years, free to follow our dreams, free from all kind of evil atrocities our country witness over centuries in past. But it actually gets me thinking. Are we really independent? Do we understand independence? 

What is Independence? Do we know the real meaning of Independence? According to Cambridge Dictionary, there are two meanings:

  • Freedom from being governed or ruled by another country. 
  • The ability to live your life without being helped or influenced by other people. 

Our country is free and not ruled or governed by any other country, so in that sense, India is independent. But, as per the second meaning, are we, the people of India, really independent? Another question raised here is about our country. India is not governed or ruled by any other country, but if we use the second meaning in context of our country, is our country really independent? Let’s discuss both the meanings for a country and an individual in detail. I am using India just as an example, because the same logic applies to almost all nations of this world. Similarly, the logic of individuals applies to almost all resident of this world.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice – What was wrong and how they should have done it

I have already posted my spoiler free review for this movie, and here I am, back again, writing another post about the movie. This movie is so bad, that I could not control myself from punching the keyboard again to write this post. This time, I will put details of what did not work in the movie, spoilers included. I am also going to put my thought of how the same story could have been told differently, in much more entertaining way, still maintaining continuity with MoS and Justice League. So, if you have not seen the movie, and planning to watch it, please stop reading now. I will give you few more lines to skip this article before I go for analysis of this movie, on how bad it is. I am not going to repeat what I have already written in my earlier review, but going to give you the points why this movie is so bad that this series should be stopped right now. We need another reboot, or if not possible, stop it all together. I refuse to let fans like me taken for granted by DC/WB and serve us such bad movies. I would be happy to continue with their comics and TV/Animated series. 


Friday, 25 March 2016

Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice – Review [No Spoilers]

This is one time watch movie for all fans of DC universe, as we have no other choice but to watch it for continuity of upcoming Justice League movie. But this movie does not offer anything new to us. It actually disappoints the fans at many fronts. Plus, the non-comics-reading-movie-goers will not like it either as it does not offer the superhero movie kind of entertainment to them. Let me give few details, but without any spoilers. 

First of all, zero promotion of the movie here in India. I am not sure about the international promotion, but locally, people are not aware that the movie opens up today. I am not talking about fans who are waiting for last 3 years, but general public. In fact, I went to watch Neerja on Monday in PVR, and there was only one small poster of this movie, with no date, just “Next Change” written at the bottom. How can you invite people to watch this movie when it is not even promoted to the movie goers? And there was no trailer shown as well. BookmyShow is primarily used to book tickets in advance, and believe me; I had to search for this movie on the site. No banner, not even a small link on the main page for this movie. Then, they had this paid preview lined up yesterday, and I was looking forward for this movie since last one week, searching daily for the tickets, I came to know that the paid preview is happening. Otherwise, it would have been impossible to know from promotions, as there was no promotion at all. 

Monday, 22 February 2016

शायद मैं एक देशद्रोही हूँ

शायद मेरी देशभक्ति कुछ गलत है, क्योंकि मैं आजकल सोशल मीडिया पर जेएनयू तथा उसके कुछ छात्रों को फाँसी देने या गोली मार देने या पाकिस्तान भेजने जैसी पोस्ट करने वालों में देशभक्त को नहीं बल्कि देशद्रोही को देख रहा हूँ। उन सभी लोगो से क्षमा चाहते हुए यह लिख रहा हूँ कि मुझे ऐसी धमकी देती हुई पोस्ट ख़ुद हमारे देश के संविधान और कानून का उल्लंघन करती हुई ऐसी लग रही है, जैसे कोई आतंकवादी संगठन अपना वीडियो जारी करता है। 

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Who is Anti-national?

My social media timeline as well as newspapers and news channels are filled with JNU issue these days. I have kept my silence on this issue so far, and just following the people shouting their lungs out on TV channels and posting hate messages on Social Media against so called Anti-national students and “Anti-national” institute JNU. I was really amused how a small number of student’s rally can tag entire institute Anti-national. There are so many hate posts by some of my friends on social media. There are so many hate speeches by famous news anchors on their prime time. I kept myself out of this issue, not because I cannot form an opinion about it, but because I refuse to blindly follow mob mentality on any issue. In my opinion, real Anti-national is the person who put hate speech or comment against someone without knowing the fact. When we call someone Anti-Indian for not believing in our country and its constitution, it is actually we who are not believing in our constitution and not following our country’s legal system. Actually, we don’t have time for this, as we live in small moments. We see some video or photo on social media or TV and don’t like it, we just express hate comment and pass it on for others to see and express their hate comment. We don’t have time to validate the authenticity of the original post or news. In fact, we don’t even care if that is fake, because deep down in our black heart, we have the same expression which we expressed, irrespective of the news or photo or video.