Saturday, 28 March 2015

Life will hit you hard.

Life is actually a race,
Where you meet people with so many different face,
Where betrayal would prevail,
Many a times those whom you trust with life will hail,
Your life's worst gale,
Where those whom you love more than yourself,
Will look for themselves,
And those you thought would make you fail,
Will help you sial,
Through the harshest times of your life,
Life is sometimes an infidel wife,
Which is never going to leave you away,
Nor is it going to make way,
For you to be at peace,
Many a times your patience might recede,
Intolerance may it at its helm,
But don't quit no matter how much rocky the path gets,
Believe in yourself as everything will itself get set,
When the going gets tough,
The toughs get going,
You just need to carry on,
One day yielding to your strength every trouble would be gone,
Life will hit you hard,
But standing up or continue to moan is in your hand,
At last your dedication, perspiration and experiences will prove to be your magic wand...

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Confronting TB on World Tuberculosis Day..

World TB Day
Today on 24th March, World Tuberculosis Day is being observed throughout the world with the message Reach, Treat, Cure everyone. The World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated every year on 24th Day of March to commemorate the day on which Robert Koch discovered TB Bacillus, the bacteria which causes tuberculosis.
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs. It is transmitted from person to person via droplets from the throat and lungs of people with the active respiratory disease. 

TB is the second biggest killer next only to HIV/AIDS worldwide. In 2013, 9 million people fell ill with TB and 1.5 million died. In case of India, one person dies every two minutes due to this disease. 

Current Scenario of TB in India.
Talking about India, our nation is seriously afflicted with this deadly disease taking on its hold around two to three million people and stands among the biggest health problems being faced by the countrymen. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) the incidence of tuberculosis cases in India is 2.2 million out of the total incidence of 8.7 million cases worldwide. Tuberculosis is one of the biggest health disasters in India and the drug resistant tuberculosis hunts down thousands of people every year.
According to WHO, India has world’s largest tuberculosis epidemic. Around the whole nation tuberculosis slays down thousands of people because of lack of awareness as well as the treatment among the people. Even in some rural areas, this ailment has become a stigma and the person afflicted with the disease is ostracized as if the patient has committed a crime. As the nation still lacks an effective program to confront the disease and to spread awareness about the disease, the nation continues to lose a significant portion of its population every year due to tuberculosis. According to an estimate of the year 2013, the country lost 5.5 lakh people during the whole year which itself makes this deadly disease one of the biggest concern of our health care sector in which current 15 lakh people are officially registered as the prey of tuberculosis.
Confronting with TB
In May 2014, Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs. It is transmitted from person to person via droplets from the throat and lungs of people with the active respiratory disease. 

TB is the second biggest killer next only to HIV/AIDS worldwide. In 2013, 9 million people fell ill with TB and 1.5 million died. In case of India, one person dies every two minutes due to this disease. 

TB can be completely cured if proper and regular medication is taken. What we need to do is to spread awareness among those who know nothing or very less about the disease and to convince them to take proper medication for the problem. Though the government has established many centres for treatment of this disease but still lack of awareness continues to kill lakhs of people every year and now is the high time when we commence taking stiff actions against the problem or we would end up to be in huge disaster.


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Caste based reservation:A curse..

Recently in a landmark judgment the honorable Supreme Court of India quashed the reservation given to the “Jat” community in the jobs concerning central or union government.

Actually the Jats were given reservation by the UPA government last year by including them in the OBC (Other Backward Classes) category but the apex court of the nation slammed the Centre’s decision to overlook the report of an OBC panel which lucidly stated that “Jats” cannot be included in the central list of the OBC category. The Supreme Court clearly stated that only caste cannot be the sole factor in determining the backwardness of people pertinent to that community and hence Jats cannot be given reservation just because of a minority category.

Actually the landmark judgment by the Supreme Court stands justified. For long parties have been including various castes in the OBC category just to help them get reservation under the Mandal commission recommendations on OBC reservations. Not only UPA but even NDA government too supported the reservations of Jat just to garner a vote bank for them too in states like Haryana etc. where there is a large population of people from Jat communities.

Actually the whole concept of reservation that is prevalent in India is somewhat misunderstood by people and hence is always deliberately misinterpreted by the government in order to make as much vote banks as they want. If we look on the real meaning of reservation then reservation was meant to be given to poor only. Our constitution makers after ingeniously mulling over the matter reached over the conclusion that only those people who have till now not got full benefits of the things they are entitled to as the citizens of the nation must be the beneficiaries of reservation and according to me after 67 years of independence, castes can’t tell whether a person is poor or rich.

Even today many people continue to get reservation on the politics drafted back in 1950s but surely India is not the same today, India has undergone so much progress but financially and socially that considering the old school values to fit correctly today makes no sense but still our politicians continue to make the old laws carry on just to strengthen up their vote banks and to secure their place to the parliament, no matter how many people are being affected badly with it.

After independence, reservation was given to the “Shudra” the lowest class in the Indian caste system and it was utmost correct because they were the once who suffered most before independence but even today the things remain same. Even after becoming so much powerful economically and socially we still continue to give reservation to castes just because they suffered before independence. Isn’t this completely stupid to do so?
If the government is willing to give reservation, give it to those who really need it, the pauper people. Who can guarantee that a Brahmin in today’s era can’t be a poor guy and a Shudra can’t be a millionaire but according to our laws, the Brahmin would never get any reservation but those who were destined to take it in the 1950s would surely get it no matter even if they are counted among the richest personalities of the nations or the biggest politicians in the country.

Those who are currently the beneficiaries of reservation use it and become successful but then again this thing doesn’t stop here, their children use it and move up and the chain carries on but on the other hand those who are not entitled to it continue to reach the nadir. Today children from wealthy parents despite of scoring low marks get easy admission in universities, easily get their jobs but children (those not entitled to take up the benefit of reservation) despite of hailing from impoverished families and scoring high marks lose out on admissions and jobs. What’s their fault? Aren't they Indians or are they born with some superhuman powers? These nasty politicians continue to exploit the whole nation on the basis of this thing.
And now even a new trend has come up. Those who are not getting reservation come on street, block roads and trains, even set public properties ablaze and forcefully ask for reservation despite of not being impoverished. This is in itself a new form of extortion which first the government too wants to give out willfully because it is getting more votes from people from this community and if Supreme Court passes ruling against such discrimination, government to woo the community would try to reverse the law in parliament.

And after such things our politicians, our government say that India is moving ahead and is not behind any other nation. First we divided nation on the basis of religion, now we dividing on basis of caste. If we continue to play like puppets in hands of politicians one day we would not exist to even divide. In fact, this is so much stupidity by NDA as well as UPA government that such things are allowed to function up. Mr. Modi talks of making India a vibrant economy but on the other hand his government supports things like “reservation on castes”. On one hand Mr. Modi talks of making Indian a global economy and on the other hand his government silently supports “reservation on basis of caste”. Same with the congress government that ended up last year. I ask them, what’s the fault of those people who belong from upper caste, are poor, intelligent, deserving but lose out on jobs from those who are not as intelligent as them but richer and from lower caste. I don’t mean to saw that those from lower castes secure places in college; jobs etc. just on the basis of their caste and are otherwise nothing. There are many people from lower caste who have been great in various fields and actually those who really deserve don’t need a reservation to carry on and reservation is actually used by those who do not deserve.
In today’s era nobody can say that you are rich because you are a member of upper caste and you are poor because you belong to lower caste and hence reservation on caste must be banned and if the government still want to continue it, then it’s nothing less than an act of stupidity not expected from our leaders who represent us globally.



Tuesday, 17 March 2015


If you die today,
Will you be a person whom others would love to pray,
Will your greatness, your ideals outlast your age,
Will posterity remember you for the deeds you perform,
Are you the one who can for forever change the norm,
If you quit today, pain would be permanent,
So rather than quitting, in this universe put a dent,
Your life is important,
Because you are born for a purpose,
Which matters more than anything else,
Which must be more important than your family, wife or pals,
If you have got a dream,
If you want to move ahead and gleam,
You need to sweat more than others,
If you want to shine more,
If you want to reach success' door,
Pain, sweat, suffering for you would surely be more,
But don't quit,
Because if you just hang on more for a bit,
You would be on winner's seat,
Its cardinal that you work hard,
And when you want it truly by heart,
You would clinch it up,
You are surely meant to go up,
To reach the top, you have to sacrifice,
Prepare so well that your success surprise,
All those who condemn you today,
All those who hate,
Must be forced to contemplate,
That you are born to win,
Even the thought of defeating you is a sin..

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Is NREGA actually worth it???

A few days back Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi averred in parliament that he will never shut down MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Act) because the NREGA scheme is in itself the best described address to Indian National Congress’s (INC) graveyard. Though a lot of people criticized and condemned Mr. Modi’s remark saying that this was indeed a derogatory remark against poor people in the nation but I believe that his remarks stand justified.
The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (or, NREGA No 42) was later renamed as the "Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act" (or, MGNREGA), is an Indian labor law and social security measure that aims to guarantee the 'right to work'. It aims to ensure livelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of wage employment in a financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.
Starting from 200 districts on 2 February 2006, the NREGA covered all the districts of India from 1 April 2008. The statute is hailed by the government as "the largest and most ambitious social security and public works programme in the world". In its World Development Report 2014, the World Bank termed it a "stellar example of rural development".
The MGNREGA was initiated with the objective of "enhancing livelihood security in rural areas by providing at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year, to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work". Another aim of MGNREGA is to create durable assets (such as roads, canals, ponds, wells). Employment is to be provided within 5 km of an applicant's residence, and minimum wages are to be paid. If work is not provided within 15 days of applying, applicants are entitled to an unemployment allowance. Thus, employment under MGNREGA is a legal entitlement.
NREGA scheme was actually started by UPA government headed by Indian National Congress and is counted among the biggest achievement of this coalition government. Even during the whole Lok Campaign of 2014, Congress had nothing to say in public except for their RTI (Right to Information) and NREGA.
Though most of the people around the nation continue to believe that NREGA is actually a successful scheme with innovative method to prove employment to people as it guarantees a 100 day employment to the unemployed people but still a fraction believes that this is nothing short of a disaster and hence should be discarded as soon as possible.
Though its true that NREGA has been able to give employment to people from rural areas but the latter people’s view can also not be quashed away as absurd.
First of all NREGA has been a disaster in its execution state. According to the scheme people who want to work but are not getting employed will be given a 100 day employment and on the basis of that wages would be given to them but actually at the grass root level village’s sarpanchs or the authorities take away all the money which was supposed to be given to the beneficiaries who have actually worked. This is in itself a big scam where village authorities exploit unlettered village men who were employed through the scheme and hence in also 95% cases the actual people to whom the money was meant to be given, never get the total sum of money which is their right.
The second biggest problem with NREGA is that it is a wicked policy of government. The scheme is a complete fiasco because it doesn’t contribute to any national progress. Even after 67 years of independence, people from rural areas are meant to dig up holes etc. under the scheme which doesn’t contribute in the nation building progress. NREGA was sought to be a measure to control poverty but the way the policy has been carved out completely fails on this aspect because through NREGA you are feeding people for 100 days for the work they carry out but nothing is done to “uplift” people from poverty. They continue to suffer and remain below the poverty line and at last the result is nothing. People are just given 100 days employment and after that whatever happens to them is of least concern to the government.
As NREGA contributes almost nothing to uplift people above poverty line, it really contributes nothing to extenuate problems being faced by poor people and therefore it is actually a botched up scheme.
We can’t say that NREGA has been a complete disaster because 100 days employment is a big deal for poor people (if they actually get their wages) but it would also be wrong to call it a great scheme as nothing has been incorporated in the scheme to make it contribute in national empowerment.
Now its one you whether you consider it great, mediocre or rubbish.


Saturday, 14 March 2015

MR. Kejriwal exposed......

A really hustle has been there for a while in Indian politics when it was unearthed that those who claim the proprietorship of honesty and integrity are indeed completely drowned in the sea of misrepresentation of things, dishonesty and above all breaking the faith of people.

In his two inauguration speeches, both the times Mr. Kejriwal said to the people of Delhi that whenever a public officer demands bribe or kick back to do something, make a “setting” with him record the conversation and send it to Mr. Kejriwal and he will bring the perpetrators to justice.

But just as Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan and Shanti Bhushan were discarded away from the party’s Political Action Committee (PAC), a former party MLA came up with an audio of his conversation between him and Arvind Kejriwal, AAP party chief in which Kejriwal is asking him to compel six Congress’ MLAs in the previous assembly elections to break out from their party and support AAP from outside so that it could form a stable government. On the other hand, just after the previous elections, first of all Kejriwal had sworn by his children that he will never take support from congress but he did and then he also said that it was party’s decision and he himself didn’t like it but actually according to the tapes released it was Mr. Kejriwal’s own decision to take support from Congress MLAs to become the Chief Minister of Delhi. Hence it stands clearly proved that actually Mr. Kejriwal had lied to the people of the state. His promises to bring about a revolution in Indian politics, his so-called vision in which he said that he wanted to make him party an exemplary one which does the politics of great works not hypocritical speeches; stand completely false and all this prove that Mr. Kejriwal has befooled the people of Delhi..

But how can the proprietor of truth and the one who proclaims that he is the only honest person in India, the one who has the copyright of honesty, in whose eye you are the most corrupt person if you are in an antagonist party but if just in a second you switch over to his party, you are an angel. For such a big hypocrite, such a small breach of trust is almost negligible so, Mr. Kejriwal didn’t settle for this.

In his whole campaign against BJP in the recent assembly elections, he said that BJP is  a communal party and if it is elected, Delhi’s muslims would be at loss, during the last phase of campaigning Mr. Kejriwal also got full endorsement from Shahi Imam of Jama Masjib which he dramatically refused to accept (but actually afterwards Shahi Imam told that Mr. Kejriwal had come to him and asked him to endorse AAP publicly). And now according to one other tape released Kejriwal says that there is no need to distribute tickets to the muslim candidate. They have to vote for AAP because they fear BJP and hence to give them any ticket to contest election would be tomfoolery.

Here is a man who calls others preacher of communalism but he himself says that as muslims fear BJP, they will have to vote for AAP and therefore they don’t need to think about muslims. Who is now the preacher of communalism? Who now wants to divide people on the basis of their religion? The answer is pretty obvious.
Sometimes or in fact all the time I remain rapt with Mr. Kejriwal, neither because I think he is a great leader nor because I consider him extra honest but I am completely overwhelmed by how he befools the innocent people who vote for him, the people whose dreams are actually related with him.

After the tapes its pretty much obvious who is at fault and now just as Kejriwal asks others to resign, it time for him to resign from the post on moral ground.


Friday, 13 March 2015

The India Healthcare system

It’s one of the most astonishing facts of the world that India has a universal healthcare system. Recently I was completely awestruck after reading an international journal of healthcare systems around the world and India was among those nations which guaranteed universal healthcare to its denizens.
Though the aforementioned thing stands theoretically true but its veracity can be easily and assertively challenged on practical terms. There are various government owned hospitals in the nations as well as public sector ones too, but still it would be an embarrassing thing to even say that India guarantees a healthcare system to its citizens. The India healthcare program started in the year 1986 on being endorsed by the government of India and was updated in the year 2002 but still even after 32 years of commencement of Indian healthcare program, we still lag behind in a very much ragged condition.
Despite of being one of the world’s biggest economies, Indian healthcare suffers major lags and glitches. Starting from the beginning, India spends only 3.9% of India’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) on health sector. This amount is lowest among the BRICS ( Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) economies. United States appreciably spends 17.2% on its healthcare and this proportion is biggest expenditure on healthcare by a single nation. Notwithstanding having a population of 1.252 billion we still spends such a meager amount on our healthcare.
The other thing is that the universal healthcare in India boasts of having government hospital providing medication and required facilities at zero or much discounted price but in actuality this belief stands quashed because the real condition through which people at the grass root level suffer in much horrifying.
First of all there are not sufficient number of hospitals to cater the needs of a world’s second largest population. According to Indian government’s statistics there are only 11613 government hospitals in the nation with total bed capacity of 5,40,000 which can be considered almost negligible as compared to 1.252 billion! According to a survey, a staggering 70% of the rural population of India is devoid of healthcare facilities. AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Services) country’s biggest and most advanced hospital is only available 8 locations (Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Jodhpur, Raipur, Rishikesh, Haryana) out of which till now the Delhi branch has the amenities to conduct high level and advanced operations. Due to such low availability of number of beds in hospitals throughout the nation, most of the people die owning to the delay in getting treatment. One more grave issue is the quality of services being given in the government hospitals. The doctors in government hospitals have always been alleged of reluctance to do treatment while some  hospitals even don’t provide medication to the patients and due to this thing too many patients have died. If we glance upon previous statistics then the government hospital facilities have been most horrible to poor pregnant women. The women are not given complete care and upright treatment and hence a lot of children die even before they are born in government hospitals. A supreme court judge once even quoted “it better to give birth to a baby in a train’s toilet rather than in a government hospital in India”.
Such lapses in the overall healthcare system has propelled to the domination of Indian healthcare completely by the private sector. The private sector hospitals, through huge investment, have been able to reach various places in India and various specialized treatments are also available in these private sector hospitals only. The hospitals provide much better facilities and amenities than public sector hospitals but the cost for treatment is very much high and almost unimaginable for poor citizens of the country and hence a rich-poor divide has also been constructed in this facet too and most important due to such popularity of the private sector hospitals, many doctors have also migrated from public to private sector ones because of huge salary incentives leaving the public sector hospitals with a humongous dearth of specialists around the nation.
Talking about the health insurance, today only 5% people in the nation are having a health insurance, the rest 95% remain uninsured. And obviously these 95% people are the poor or middle class people of the nation who either don’t want to buy a health insurance or don’t have enough money to buy one. The government too has not shown any interest in this field and hence no proper health care system has ever been evolved, leaving a nation of 1.252 billion people completely uninsured of health.
Health is a pretty cardinal issue and we can never make a compromise on it. Various nations today are spending so much on their healthcare systems but India has always overlooked and snubbed the matter. Therefore today we need to do something about it or else we will end up failing miserably.