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Read it at Vijay Malya, Tippu sword and Gandhi Memorabilia

Vijay Mallya won five heritage items that belongs to Mahatma Gandhi steel-rimmed spectacles, a pair of sandals, a Zenith pocket watch, an eating bowl and a plate in an auction by AntiquorumAuctioneers in New York for $1.8 million. Indian government tried its best to stop the auction and also offered to purchase these at the reserve price as it can’t participate in an auction. After rejecting the conditions put by James Otis Indians lost hope of bringing these things back to India. But the most passionated business man Vijay Mallya brought them back to India.

Few years back in 2004 Mallya had brought sword that belongs to Tippu Sultan from an auction in London fro Rs 1.5 crores. At that time it was considered as a political drama as he was leading Janata Party in election. Now it is completely dead and there is no sign of bringing it back to active politics. Even though he used the sword for his campaign it did not do any magic. He could not make his party win even a single assembly seat.

Now winning of auction of Gandhi memorabilia can not be just considered as a symbol of status. It is now attached to patriotism. Janata party is not there in politics. Mallya is always welknown for his fashionable habits. From horse race to Kingfisher bikini callender he is always shinmes as a business celebrity. Gandhiji was against alcohol. He always used to tell India should be alcohol free. But the liquor money is now used to bring Gandhi memorabilia back to India!!


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It was one thing which made bjp distinguished from other political parties was not involving in hereditary or family politics like Congress. BJP always opposed hereditary political play of congress and JDS, also made this matter as a campaign issue. BJP always condemned Nehru-Gandhi(not Mahatma Gandhi) family for making politics a family business. They used to tell even a dog from Nehru family will be accepted a Congress leader. Rahul Gandhi or Sachin Pilot like youngsters are leaders of the party just because of their care of addresses. Yeddyurappa named Janathadal secular party as party of father and son. That is true too. Father H D Dewe Gauda is the national president, son Kumaraswamy is a state chief, another son Revanna is district leader, daughter in law Anita is an MLA, another daughter in law Bhavani will enter soon. So BJP had campaign tool.

Now? BJP lost a campaign tool. B Y Raghavendra, son of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa; Shivakumar Udasi, son of C M Udasi; Shantamma, sister of state minister Sriramulu; Ramesh Katti, Brother of Umesh Katti are given ticket to contest in lokasabha polls. Let me ask a question, will you recognise any of them if I remove ‘son of’ kind of addresses? Nobody knows who are they by their names, even the party workers. Yeddyurappa promised in front of the media that his son should not contest at any cost. I did not see his reaction after the ticket given to his son. Any way, he first is a politician, later a BJP leader, then a CM. Criticisers tell- being a young party BJP had no room to play family politics. Now time has come for leaders to introduce their family to politics. Family politics comes into picture only whena party is in power. BJP is in power now in Karnataka. So leaders wants their family to share that power.

Even today I admire BJP for its national level leaders not to play family politics. L K Adwani could have made their children head of the party somewhere. Sushma swaraj could have easily braught her whole family to politics. Late Pramod Mahajan could make his brother a leader, but nobody from their family in politics. They never encouraged family politics. BJP had, has batchular leaders. Narendra Modi can never bring his family to politics. There are many leaders who came from RSS back ground dedicated their life and family to the party and to the country. They had strong motive lead the country. People like me want to see this original BJP again.

Today we are not in the society where Mayura Sharma ( a Brahmin) could became Mayura Verma (a Kshatriya, founder of Kadamba Kingdom, Emperor of Banavasi, 1st kingdom of Karnataka). Those days a Brahmin was not a Brahmin because of his birth, he could become a Brahmin when he achieves a height of Brahmajnan required for a Brahmin. In that sense I can’t tell I’m a Brahmin, I don’t have Brahmajnan. I don’t think anybody can claim he is a Brahmin today. So what I am writing here is about the group of people or a society of India and how it is being harassed politically and socially today. It was Muslim invaders who started harassing Brahmins, they created a big gap between Brahmins and other casts of Hindu community. Then it was British rulers who widened this gap. Whatever it could be Brahmins had contributed a lot for the construction of India. Or in other words it is because of Brahmins, ancient India is getting recognised today.

Read complete story here:  Brahmins- real Dalits today

Sum dog millionaire grabbed 4 Golden globe international film awards. A R Rehaman, most favourite music director of India become first Indian to win that award. As everybody thought i also accepted it as a crown for India. Later I realised it is completely a myth. What is there in this movie which will distinguish from a normal bollywood movie? It has successfully pictured India as a country of slum, beggars and prostitutes. It has become an international trend. If somebody pictures eastern countries as slums, they will get award. Even white tiger is an example of this. I can bet, this Slumdog is not at all comparable with Taare jameen par or Lagaan.

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Read complete story: Obama may be first for US, India has seen many

One of my friend attended a programme at her office, where a scholar from US was delivering a speech. He quoted that if a Dalit becomes prime minister of India, it could be a great day for India as the victory of Obama in USA. He knew only two races in India- Brahmin and Dalits. It is not his fault. It is the default of Indian media. They never highlight what is good here. It could be CNN IBN or BBC, or some other magazines.

But the truth is Obama may be first back to take charge of white house. But India has seen many such firsts. Here dalits have become presidents, prime ministers, minorities like what foreign, including some highly noticeable Indian media burns a image- the whole Hindu community is against to- Muslims has seen high places. It is not knew for us. We have given a equal, to tell truth, we have given more chance to dalits and minorities.

Read complete story with photos: Advani to follow Obama’s Campaign, Change that Indians looking for!

Democratic Party candidate Barack Obama created a broad grassroots movement and a new method of campaigning by courting and mobilizing activists, donations and voters through the Internet. It was part of a campaign that mobilized grassroots workers in every state. As he told in his victory speech this campaign was such a successful campaign that was never seen in history of United States of America. Now in coming election BJP prime minister candidate L K Adwani also seems to follow Obama’s successful presidential campaign.


Read complete story here: Bihar IAS officer, TIME Asian Heroes of 2004, corrupted officer Gautam Goswami no more

Gautam Goswami, A true example of oscillating life to the two extremes is no more. He was an IAS officer, TIME Asian hero of 2004, accused in the infamous flood-relief scam passed away on Jan 5, 2009.

A 1991-batch officer(with ID no 01BH042600), Goswami, also an MBBS and MD from BHU. He had received a gold medal for topping the MBBS exam from Benaras Hindu University. He became a hero when he literally put his hand on microphones to prevent the then Union home minister, Lal Krishna Advani, from continuing his speech at an election rally in Patna in 2004. “Sir, your time is up,” the officer told the minister referring to the Election Commission’s model code of conduct which proscribed use of public address system after 10 pm. Later Time magazine also conferred the “Asian Hero” award on Goswami.