September 20, 2010


              From the ancient time soldiers of losing side on a war could expected to either killed or imprisoned for a long time. The first Roman gladiators were prisoners of war. In those times the purpose of war were economic and political gain, sometimes the purpose of a battle was to capture women, a practice known as raptio, means abduction. In middle ages, captors would take a large sum of money from the family of prisoners, specially in Europe. In WWII alone Nazis imprisoned some 4-5.7 million USSR's soldiers. Same time other countries also captured millions of PoWs. In 1971 India-Pakistan war India made 90,368 prisoners, which later released by Indian Government. These prisoners of war (PoWs) were being kept in a very inhuman conditions.  Still their are many prisoners are kept by different countries, but the fact is that the war had been over decade ago. 

           History says that thousands soldiers were imprisoned during the 1971 & 65, India-Pakistan war, most of those were released after the war. But some of those prisoners were not released and still  are in different jails, a the many reports have revealed, the exact number of such PoWs are unknown since both the countries are rejecting such a claims. But there are so many unbiased, independent,and authentic reports and people who are claiming that their are still some prisoners kept by the nations. Many times Indian government official have also accepted that Indian prisoners are kept in pakistani jails. But despite all these information the government couldn't get released those of unfortunate soldiers, even though more than four decade has been passed. Its very shameful to forget those heroes for such a long time. Although media raised the many times but no progress would made. 

According to Balwan Singh, an Indian prisoner who returned home to India on 3/10/1998 after 9 years in Pakistan prisons, claims to have met Indian, PoWs of the 1971 war. He said there were seven jails in which the PoWs were rotated. He distinctly remembered one of the PoWs as Jagdish Raj who was being kept in.
One more prisoner released by Pakistan Devinder Singh of Kashmir, was arrested in Pakistan on December 20, 1989 and returned to India on March 17, 2005 through Wagah Border along with 20 other Indian prisoners. He says that some 100 Indian prisoners were languishing in Pakistani jail in a very painful condition. Many of them had become lunatic and insane and had been painfully waiting for their release since 1971 Indo-Pak war.

Now if the government has such a information about those prisoners why it doesn't act to get those heroes out of the hell.

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September 18, 2010

Hey GOD!!! Are You There???

The title of the article may seem a little crazy since it clearly gives a message that the writer doesn't believe or at least is not sure about the existence of the so called omnipresent God, and Atheism or agnosticism are considered some sort of craziness on the planet Earth. There are a hefty number of people distributed in different nationality, religion, age,  proffession etc. who considered themselves atheist or agnosticism.The number goes upto 85% in countries like Sweden, who prefer to be non-religious; Denmark, Finland, Norway are also not too behind.

As some people may think, Atheism is not a new phenomenon. Ancient Hindus founded 'Atheistic school' and it existed from historical vedic religion.  Among the six historical schools in ancient India, 'Samakhya' and 'Mimansa' rejected the notion of God. However the 'Carvaka' school which was originated in 6th century BC was most explicitly Atheist school of ancient India. In modern time many religions are allowing their follower to be a atheist, Jainism and Buddhism are more open in this sense. 
 It is not that Atheism is spreading and Religious bodies are not doing anything, they are doing all the possible thing for maintain their religion's popularity. Recently Pope Benedict XVI said that Atheism is like Nazism. The church have been criticizing and thrashing all the atheist activities for the centuries, but even it's punishments could not stop the juggernaut of Atheism. 
Now the question remains intact that does God exist or not. I won't give the usual answer of this question that it depends on your belief. To me it doesn't matter what is your belief, since your belief can't change the reality. If the God doesn't exists and somebody say I believe in God so that will create a God but only in his dreams. Their are many evidences which gives some idea about the existence of God but unfortunately we don't believe anything without  experiencing it. Also evidences are innumerable and a single evidence has n number of meanings attached with it.  So only in one condition we can say that God exist if come and tell us that hello, look at me, I'm real. Without that we can not say that he is not a creation of our mind but a thing with a tag attached with it, saying 'AUTHENTICATED'

Mature enough to appreciate your views; immature enough to read and forget all the criticism....

September 06, 2010


1 comment:
For a long time I was thinking to write an article about this book, but only now I could manage to find some free time for it. I'm not a type of person who write with cotton in ears but some peaceful environment is must to concentrate one's thoughts in a proper way. So after gathering my strength, here we go.....
'STAY HUNGRY STAY FOOLISH' is a book by Indian writer Rashmi Bansal. Published in 2008, this book talks about 25 IIM Ahmedabad graduates who choose their own path, a path of entrepreneurship. These people defied the system which forces students to be a part of rat race which ends up leaving them en-caged forever. Among these people some are very well known names in the Indian Corporate, such as Sanjeev Bhikhchandani, R subramaniam, Narendra Murkunbi, Nirmal Jain etc who achieved a very reputed position in business world. Choosing entrepreneurship over hefty packages offered by top MNCs was not a easy decision for them but the passion and determination to create a new path of their own made it possible. They faced many hurdles on their way, some small, some big, but never quit and the rest is history.
The author of the book is well known writer in India who writes about various aspects related to the young generation and a specialist in the area. Recent release by her is ‘CONNECT THE DOTS’ which is also a collection of real success story of 20 entrepreneurs. But unlike the last book for this book she choose 20 people who were not so educated and still achieved a very high position in the entrepreneurship, about that most of the executives can only dream of. 
The best thing about the book is that it describes success story of 25 people with different social and economic background, that’s why every reader can connect himself with the one or more stories due to resemblance of same social and economical background. Also reader gets  a clear view of those entrepreneurs in a single book, otherwise most of the books available in the market contains stories about a single entrepreneur.
Same time the worst thing about this book is that it only contains stories of IIMA graduates, but the same condition does not apply to the MBAs from other institutes.
Still the book is a must read since it gives a good insight about those of businessman's journey to success. I recommend it to all the student, executives and entrepreneurs who have not read it yet.  (LINK TO THE BLOG OF RASHMI BANSAL)
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