Ø I SUGGEST PRAY AND REQUEST OUR PRESENT PRESI MRS PRATIBHA DEVI S PATIL, THAT:BEFORE COMPLETION OF HER PRESENT TERM AS PRESIDENT OF INDIA , SHE MUST CONSIDER SERIOUSLY HOW COULD SHE BE BEST REMEMBERED AS GOOD PRESIDENT OF INDIA. BESIDES OTHER MATTERS THAT THE PRESIDENT MAY HAVE LINED UP FOR REVIEW PRES MAY CONSIDER FOLLOWING;Ø TAKING HELP OF A FEW WELL MEANING NON POLITICAL CITIZEN OF INDIA PRESIDENT MAY WELL START DOING SOMETHING MEANINGFUL AND GOOD FOR THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY, INDIA WHERE UNFORTUNATELY, ALL RESOURCES AND FORTUNES OF NEARLY A BILLION OF OUR PEOPLE IS PLUNDERED AND DIVERTED BY THE VERY LEADERS OF INDIA WHO HUDDLE TOGETHER IN A CIRCULAR BUILDING BARELY A WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE .SO, WE DEMAND THAT BEFORE EXPIRY OF THE CURRENT TERM OF PRESIDENT IN OFFICE , MRS PATIL MAY CONSIDER SIGNING A FEW IMPORTANT PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER'S IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR PEOPLE FOR WE BELIEVE PRESIDENTS ONLY JOB SHOULD NOT JUST BE CONFINED TO JUST THREE FOUR RITUALISTIC ROUTINES OF 26 JAN PARADE OR DEFENCE FORCES SALUTES AND OR KEEP LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT THE GOVT IN POWER /UPA CHAIRPERSON BRINGS BEFORE HER. UPA, IN ALL PROBABILITY, WOULD BE SEEN BUSY AND FREQUENTING PRESIDENT OFFICE FOR IT ALWAYS HAD A HIDDEN DUBIOUS AGENDAS OF SOME KIND OF LOOT AND PLUNDER WHICH PRESENT GOVT MAY LIKE TO CONCLUDE IN THESE FEW WEEKS BY SCORNG WINDFUL GAINS AND OR SHOWERING OTHER CONSIDERATIONS TO ITS CORRUPT PARTNERS. IN MY VIEW , THE PRESIDENT MUST SIGN A FEW EXECUTIVE ORDERS PROPOSED BELOWEXPUNGE EVERY WORD AND QUICKLY REVERSE ALL NOTOFICATIONS AND ORDERS IMPLEMENTED AS LAWS / RULES AND REGULATIONS /NOTIFICATIONS APPLICABLE TO ANY STATES OF INDIA WHAT WOULD FIRMLY ENSURE AND ESTABLISH INDIA AS A CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY INSTEAD OF HOW AT PRESENT IT IS NOT , BUT IS SEEN TILTED TOWARDS ON AUTOCRACY AND ON MONARCHIAL LINES .Ø EXEC ORDER TO DEFINE INDIA AS INDEPENDENT SOVERIGN NATION AND NOT IN ANY WAY SUBSEVIENT TO ANY FOREIGN POWER, AND TO OUTLINE CLEARLY ALL IMPORTANT NECESSARY CHANGES TO ENSURE THAT THESE CHANGES ARE BENEFICIAL TO PEOPLE IN GENERAL NATION WIDE NOT ONLY IN LETTER BUT IN REALITYØ AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO REDEFINE IN SIMPLE TERMS THE MEANING OF EACH WORD OF WHAT A SIMPLE VILLAGER MAY UNDERSTAND BY DEMOCRACY WITHOUT ANY HELP OF THE LEGAL OR CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERTS AND not HOW THE LAWYERS INTERPRET our CONSTITUTION, DEMOCRACY AND individual CITIZEM’S RIGHTS !Ø EXECUTIVE ORDER TO SAY THAT INDIA IS AN INDEPENDENT , SOVERIGN STATE NOT SUBSERVIENT TO ANY FOREIGN POWERTHIS WOULD SETTLE ONCE AND FOR ALL THE APPREHENSIONS OF ALL OPPOSITION POLITICAL PARTIES AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF OTHER INDIANS WHO THROUGH RELENTLESS MEDIA CAMPAIGNS OF PAST TWO YEARS BEEN TOLD OF AN UNDERGROUND, SECRETIVE AND TUNNELED CONNECTION OF OUR GOVT WITH ANOTHER FOREIGN POWER DEBATED ALLURED AND HYPED TO BE ITALIAN BY THE MEDIA MANY A TIME !ASHOK SHARMAAshok SharmaReach out, support and elect /Dr. Leo Rebello - people's Presidential Candidate in the forthcoming Indian Presidential elections 2012
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If the doctrine is to be universally applied, the issues that need to be debated are whether the office of the chief minister is an integrity institution, what constitutes integrity, whether Narendra Modi has been charged (not whether he is guilty) and whether this debars him from occupying office. The Gulberg Society case places this moral burden on the public discourse, and on the apex court, to refine further its doctrine of â€œintegrity institutionsâ€. Since the court is seized with several issues of corruption that involve high offices and it is fairly active in its monitoring of these cases, it is perhaps apposite for it to tell us to which institutions the â€œintegrity institutionâ€ doctrine applies.
It belongs to another age. So let us move from the personal ethic of â€œaccepting responsibilityâ€ to the public ethic of the â€œfixing of responsibilityâ€, by political, social or legal process, on a person when a major crime has been committed by the institution or agency of which they are the head. The argument is simple. They could have prevented the crime from taking place, since they had all the necessary instruments at their command, and yet they did not. We have to consolidate this process of â€œfixing responsibilityâ€ for major crimes which requires us to initiate two exercises immediately.
Modi has been accused of doing little in 2002, the year after he became chief minister, to prevent largely Hindu mobs â€” led in the main by people affiliated with the B.J.P. and allied organizations â€” from attacking Muslims throughout the state in retaliation for the death of 58 Hindu pilgrims in a train fire. According to government records, says the BBC, 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus were killed in that outburst, making it one of the worst incidents of anti-Muslim violence since Indiaâ€™s independence.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The purpose of writing this piece is to inspire each one of you to do things for others – If you are not willing to stand up for others, why should anyone stand up for you?
I am blessed to connect with Atheists to Zoroastrians and every one in between including Native Americans.
So, I ventured out into public in 1993 to teach and to facilitate knowledge about each other. The Asian News Magazine offered glimpses of each religion and every week, we wrote about the essence of every festival. Then we continued the same on Asian News Radio from 1996-2001.
Since this chapter about Hindus, I will focus on Hinduism, as brief as I can.
We did two workshops on Hinduism as a part of learning about each other.
When I was called in by different Radio stations on Christmas day or other days to talk about Religion, I always talked about Hinduism (and others). I visited the Maya Temples in Mexico, there I prayed the Hindu (and other) prayers in the underground wells, and on the temple grounds. All of this is available on my different sites and blogs.
The second time (and a few times after that) was the first Unity Day event in 2005 pictures at www.UnitydayUSA.com
We have various religious leaders visiting from overseas, particularly Hindu and Muslims, most of them preach goodness of their religion and a handful of them preach hate from the temples and the Mosques. They come here to tell Hindus or Muslim to hate each other, their talk is loaded with hate in the place of worship and I always wonder how my Hindu and Muslim friends can listen to that. At least in Dallas, the Muslim Imams give sermons about co-existence , however once in a blue moon some one comes along and speaks ill of others, both in Hindu and Muslim communities.
Governor of Kentucky attended a factory opening ceremony that created 275 jobs for Americans. Senator Williams criticized the Governor for sitting cross-legged with a "dot on his forehead," and described the ceremony as "polytheistic." It is not only a Hindu issue, it is indeed an American issue and so I spoke up and wrote a piece and hope to meet him and share the wisdom of Hinduism.
Surya Namaskar and Muslim responseThe Surya Namaskar is a Hindu religious tradition, a beautiful act of bowing to the Sun and welcoming the first rays of dawn as an expression of gratitude to the energy it breathes in to life and everything about life. I was urging the Muslims to participate in the event in their own way.
Doniger’s book on Hindu history - Factual errorsThe book: Hindus, an alternate history is out now. Wendy Donigers writes on Indian History laden with errors. It is our responsibility to hightlight the errors, and as civil socieites we cannot perpetuate the errors and pass on to the next generation as facts. Let the reader "beware clause" be added to the book that the facts are not verified.
Swami VivekanandaWhen Swamiji talks about, “The Christian is not to become a Hindu or a Buddhist,” He was talking about religion is a pathway to spirituality.
Happy Ganesh ChaturthiAmong Hindus there is beautiful tradition of invoking that aspect of God which removes barriers and paves the way for a smoother life. The icon that represents this aspect of God is known as Ganesh, Ganesha, or Vinayak depending on the region, most Hindus around the world invoke Ganesh before they start any thing in life from starting their day, to opening a new business or wearing new clothes or starting a social ceremony.
Essence of DiwaliDiwali is the Indian festival of lights and light symbolizes hope and positive energy, it indicates the victory of good over evil; a new beginning; seeing the light at the end of tunnel and light is also a symbol of knowledge as it is an internationally used.
Dallas Religious Leaders, Swami Nityananda PrabhuThe open mindedness of Swami Nityananda Prabhu of Hare Krishna Hindu Temple; a panelist on this forum is admirable. Where ever I run, people love to talk about his teachings from Bhagvad Gita on my Radio Show, called Wisdom of Religion. He has indeed opened up minds of non-Hindus to see the wisdom of Hinduism.
There is a consistent theme in Qur'aan of looking the world from a pluralistic point of view. Qur'aan, Al-Hujurat, Sura 49:13 " O mankind, we have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that ye may know one another. The noblest of you, in sight of Allah, is the best in conduct. Allah know and is aware of everything."http://mikeghouseforindia.blogspot.com/2007/09/rama-muslim-perspective.html
The court has finally made the decision and so far peace has prevailed. I was not able to sleep last night late until 3:00 AM and thank God, goodness has yet prevailed. If people don't agree, let it go to Supreme court, we have to prove to the world that we are a nation that respects rule of Law. Let other nations in the world look up to our model and never, every dream of becoming like the very ones we denigrate.
The Babri Masjid controversy has been around since Mid Nineteenth century and after disputes, the right wing political parties demolished the 15th Centutry structure in Ayodhya on December 6th, 1992.http://mikeghouseforindia.blogspot.com/2010/12/ayodhya-on-6th-anniversary-and.html
Am I a Hindu?
This is one of the most read articles among my Muslim and Christian friends. I came across this excellent piece "Am I a Hindu" explaining religion in its simplest terms. I recommend every one to take a few minutes to read through this. It is the simplicity of talking with a young girl that makes this article beautiful. I have added a few comments and additional information below the article.
The World Muslim Congress expresses outrage at the Municipal Council of Chakuli, in Mirpur, Bangladesh for evicting families from their ancestral Homes.http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2007/06/bangladeshi-hindus-harassed.html
Dallas, Texas - The World Muslim Congress condemns the demolition of Hindu Temple in Lahore and urges the Government of Pakistan to restore the temple. Muslims follow Islam, a monotheistic religion but not a monolithic religion. Muslims who have deeply imbibed the teaching of Islam condemn the act of demolition of the temple in Pakistan.
Let every Pakistani speak up and be a defender of other Pakistani, be it a Hindu, Ahmadiyya, Christian, Jew, Zoroastrian, Shia, Bohra, Ismaili or a Sunni. We need more voices to make this work. May God give us the passion to speak out and do the right thing. Amen!
The verdict amounts to forcing Ms. Bangarma to believe what she does not believe, that is not Islamic in any sense. The original intention of such ruling was to prevent treason against the state for switching loyalties to harm the state, sort of double agent. Bangarma is no harm to the state, her belief in Hinduism must be honored.http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2010/08/malaysia-banggarma-verdict-religiously.html
The Talibans have begun harassing Ismaili Muslims in Pakistan. They would not spare any one and will not be satisfied until the last person left obeys them. If this trend is not checked and criticized, they may think that they have the approval from the Muslims. They don't.http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2009/06/muslims-speak-out-against-harassment-of.html
Catholic Church firing the priest for allowing a Hindu wedding in the church and my protest and the threat calls from California diocese.
My father's advice on communal riots
Interfaith dialogue with my English Teacher RamaChandra and Fakhru Bhai
Add the six page story on me from Dallas Observer.
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