Friday, June 14, 2019

Re: [IAC#RG] JOURNALISTS NEED ENTRY BARRIER

The way journalists have handed over themselves to political parties is a real danger to democracy. Way in which in panel discussions anchors are more vocal for the political party to which they have aligned themselves, than the spokesman of that party, does not do good to our democratic traditions. TV channels, newspapers are either being sponsored by political parties or are aligning themselves with them. Real/correct news does not reach the common man on account of conflicting and twisted news and claims by these media.

R.N.Malhotra 

On Friday, June 14, 2019, 8:35:53 AM GMT+5:30, Venkatraman Ns <indiaresists@lists.riseup.net> wrote:




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                                                                                                            JOURNALISTS NEED ENTRY BARRIER

There are two professions in India and all over the world that seem to have no entry barrier. Anyone can get in and get out at any time.

One is politics ( yes, people from all sorts of background with or without formal education    enter politics   at various levels these days to get powerful positions and make money and are much different from the earlier  days when people entered politics sacrificing their personal interests for the national good)  and journalism ( Yes. Job seekers largely view  journalism  as profession and more as an earning opportunity and  for getting known , rather than viewing it as an opportunity to set the wrong

to become right and fight for larger national good).

Both politicians and journalists largely influence the mood of the country men and except for a very few, they do not perceive and recognize the lofty ideals of these two professions, which should reflect on their desire for noble cause.

This scenario is much different from the scenario in India a few decades back when   most politicians and journalists were viewed as role models for younger generation. No doubt, India is suffering today heavily due to the fall in the standards of politicians and journalists which is certainly not a flattering remark but very much close to the ground realities.

Frequently ,politicians and journalists are accused of heinous crimes like rape, corrupt practices. collusion with criminals etc.

While, by and large ,people seem to have reconciled themselves to the negative view that politicians in India cannot anymore reach the standards  that were set up in the pre independent days and the years immediately after post independence, there is still hope amongst the people  that  the journalists should and will play the role expected of them. While it is a fact that most of the journalists seem to behave like half politicians taking sides and having prejudiced views, there are still a few cases where journalists uphold the value systems as per the expectations of people. But, they are few and far between  and do not get the attention , popularity and publicity that they deserve.

Today, it is very well known that several business houses , politicians,  motivated activists group and religious institutions own media houses in both print and visual media. They recruit only such journalists, who can bend their views to meet the needs and expectations of the promoters, most of whom have vested interests. The journalists who are not willing to compromise often find themselves out of jobs and even driven in  to poverty conditions.

It is even increasingly becoming difficult to get  articles and investigative reports published in media ,unless it would meet the needs of the promoters in one way or the other.

While journalists and journalism in India have some code of conduct and several organisations for journalists exist,  which are supposed to uphold the journalistic ethics, they do not serve the intended purpose, as they are controlled and managed by media representatives who belong to various media that are not independent in approach and viewpoint.

What is increasingly disturbing is the fact that several allegations appear in various newspapers and journals and television media about events and people, which are not substantiated by proof . Many times, it is said that the information has come from " from reliable sources" and nobody knows as to which is the reliable source and what is the real source of information.

When the journalists are challenged to prove their source of information, they claim media freedom and say that they have  a right to protect someone by not revea ling their identity  who gave them the information and they have the liberty not to reveal the source of data and information. Is this not an unethical practice?This  causes suspicion.

When the complaints are made about motivated campaign in the media, the association of journalists ,which are many in number, join together and conduct protest meetings and morchas condemning the government and those who make complaints. Again, such protest of the journalists are prominently published by the media,but not the point of view of those who lodge the complaints.

Under such  circumstances, one gets an impression that media has become a profession that is free for all and concept of media freedom has gone to ridiculous level. Even the government often hesitates to take action against erring journalists fearing media backlash.

While science and  technologies are rapidly developing, and specialisations in every field have become a necessity to comment about the developments knowledgeably, many journalists seem to think that they can comment on any subject where they have no particular expertise. We often see TV debates conducted by the same anchor who comment on issues related to nuclear power on one day, irrigation problem on another day, farmers woes on   third day and educational policies on the next day. They often invite politicians and activists to speak on such issues, who may not have particular expertise in the field.

Indian journalism is now sliding dangerously and it is not good for the social fabric of the country in the short and long run.

Happily, there are still highly principled journalists in our midst and they need to assert themselves and stem the rot and  concerned people should support such journalists of high standard. The cry that the journalists need  entry barrier  would become louder in the coming period.


N.S.Venkataraman

Nandini Voice For The Deprived

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

[IAC#RG] Forget corruption, Modi sarkar is INEFFICIENT as well as corrupt

The rules require that PGPORTAL / CPGRAMS complainst are disposed off within 2 months.In practioce most PGPORTALs are dosposed off in 2 weeks with some evasive reply.

However, most of my PGPORTALs are pending / undecided for 4 months or more. So today I have decided to share some of those with IAC so we can guage for ourselves the deep and pervasice corruption inside Modi sarkar, which only works when Rafale jets have to be bought at 4 times the actual cost.

"PGPORTAL" against 'lal batti VIP culture' filed on 14-March-2019,
Current Status "under process" (overdue by 1 month)

TO:
PRIME MINISTERS OFFICE

I am aggrieved that on 26 Feb 2019 when Shri Naredra Modi travelled by DMRC train from Khan Market the following things occurred

1. That Shri Narendra Modi did not undergo the mandatory 100 percent frisking which all pasengers undergo

2. That Shri Narendra Modi did not pay for his journey and used the side swing door instead of passing through the AFC gates

3. That the coach on which Shri Narendra Modi travelled was cleared of passengers before he boarded which caused loss of revenue to DMRC which is ultimately borne by the paying travelling public. Since a metro coach on this line has a holding capacity of 352 passengers, I demand that a sum of Rupees Twelve Thousand be recovered from PMO on accouint of lost revenue and paid to DMRC.

4. I am additionally generally aggrieved that while riding escalators of DMRC Shri Narendra Modi invariably stands on wrong side thereby preventing other passengers from walking. Mr. Modi also does not hold the side handrail and thereby poses a danger to other passengers on the escalator.

5. That while travelling in DMRC trains Shri Narendra Modi never sits in the seats reserved for old persons and senior citizens, thereby depriving the gemeral public in the unreserved coach from getting a seat.

6. That whenever Shri Modi travels in DMRC trains it seems that all rules and regulations of DMRC about photography and videography within metro trains and premises are overlooked.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Re: [IAC#RG] Are we Hindus fools to vote for Modi ?


We are probably learning now to defend all our attributes that were mentioned above. Perhaps what is now said to be discovered or invented were all refered  in our various scriptures without any rights/credits being attached to. Latest among those findings is fasting without even water for a day once or twice in a month immunizes our system / body. This "finding" was awarded Nobel price of late. Though gone into oblivion there are still some people practicing rigidly Ekadasi upavas, notwithstanding the severe pollution around! These were not talked about or celebrated but was just, possibly, a beaten track! When Yashodamai was eprimanding "young Krishna for eating earth (mud) he is said to have shown all the "14 worlds" which are referred in our scriptures, in his mouth one after the other, may be as if passing over a screen! Whether fiction or imagination was that not comparable to browsing on internet! Were Vishwaroopams were a reality.

I hope I am entitled to believe that cast system, as prevailing now, was the creation of cunning selfish interests of some one who could assert! The fact that there is no "Brahmin God" known but every Indian including "Brahmins" worshiping  Lord Krishna (a Yadav) only reinforces that the cast system is a creation of some one dominant and not as contented by todays politicians!

I am entitled further, I hope, to observe that Modi by his intelect and knowledge proved to be Brahmin, by his boldness (valour?) a Kshatriya, by his business accumen a Vaishya, and by his Swatch Bharat mission a Shudra! This only goes to prove that Human can chose any cast inwhich one aspire to be and work towards that! And this is precisely what is stated in our great scriptures, I presume! 

Hope I have not offended any one by my observations!
On Saturday, 8 June, 2019, 8:45:00 am IST, Sarbajit Roy <indiaresists@lists.riseup.net> wrote:


Dear Mr. Iyer

Did you ever consider that many of these immense values, knowledge, culture, tradition, devotion, serenity and so on that prevailed thousands of years ago thoroughly deserved to be destroyed and to never be revived ?

Do you desire an India which is a modern nation based on equality and scientifc, or an India which is run by a cartel of cunning religious babas and gurus who are simply organsiing the foolish simple uneducated masses into VOTE BANKS for religious obscurantists.


Sarbajit Roy


On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 10:46 AM Gopalkrishnan iyer <iyer_ga@yahoo.com> wrote:
I, for one, do not mind to be fooled to vote for Modi to revive and realize our immense values, knowledge, culture, tradition, devotion, serinity and so on that prevailed thousands of years ago which have been systematically eroded into(destroyed ?)

On Friday, 26 April, 2019, 9:59:45 pm IST, Sarbajit Roy <indiaresists@lists.riseup.net> wrote:


In reply to your question - " Please tell us that if not Modi then to whom the people should vote?"


You can simply vote for Mr. Modi to buy 1 and get 11 scamsters free along with Amit Shah (and son) as 12th man.

1. Subhash "Zee" Chandra
2. Nirav Modi
3. Mehul "bhai" Choksi
4. Mukesh Ambani
5. Gautam Adani
6. Hari Sankaran
7. Vijay "Good times" Mallya
8. Kumarmangalam Birla
9. Rafale jet (Dassault)
10. Arun Jaitley
11. Ajit Doval


On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 5:23 PM Girender Singh <girinder_singh@yahoo.com> wrote:
Please tell us that if not Modi then to whom the people should vote?

On Tuesday, 23 April, 2019, 12:44:38 am IST, Sarbajit Roy <indiaresists@lists.riseup.net> wrote:


Dear friend Prasad

We are puzzled to knwo where exactly "our" Modiji has built temples ?
Has he built one in Ayodhyya ? Can you account for the thousands of
crores which RSS took as donations to build that temple ? Or will
"your" Modiji account for it ?

Those were not illegal buildings, those were 300 and 400 year old
Hindu temples. How can temples be illegal buildings ? This is a gross
insult to Hindus from the man who threw his own wife onto the streets
and refused to acxknowledge her as such..

On 4/21/19, Prasad Lonari <indiaresists@lists.riseup.net> wrote:
> Dear Rajinder,
>
> As per your above information about Modi is " Meaning less ".It shows your
> hateness about our pride Modi.
> Actually Mr.Rajinder he has taken up initiative to Build Temples &
> Safeguard old historical temples.He has pulled down & destroyed the illegal
> houses built-up by public in temple areas.Now he is destroying such
> buildings.
>
> Hence we appreciate our Modiji & we Always Vote for Modi ....Bharat Mata ki
> Jai...Vande Mataram 🇮🇳💪✌️🇮🇳
>
>
> On Sun 21 Apr, 2019, 4:53 PM Rajinder Dalvi,
> <indiaresists@lists.riseup.net>
> wrote:
>
>> Benares / Kashi is among the most sacred places in Hinduism.
>>
>> Yet, in last 9 months this Babur Modi has destroyed and pulled down over
>> 150 temples in Kashi by an Ahmedabad based construction company and paid
>> them Rs. 697 crores to do so with more to follow.
>>
>> It is high time Hindus of Kashi, and Hindustan, see through these *Babur
>> ke aulaad* and trounce them at the hustings. There is absolutely no hope
>> that these deceivers will construct any temple at Ayodhyya.
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[IAC#RG] JOURNALISTS NEED ENTRY BARRIER



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                                                                                                            JOURNALISTS NEED ENTRY BARRIER

There are two professions in India and all over the world that seem to have no entry barrier. Anyone can get in and get out at any time.

One is politics ( yes, people from all sorts of background with or without formal education    enter politics   at various levels these days to get powerful positions and make money and are much different from the earlier  days when people entered politics sacrificing their personal interests for the national good)  and journalism ( Yes. Job seekers largely view  journalism  as profession and more as an earning opportunity and  for getting known , rather than viewing it as an opportunity to set the wrong

to become right and fight for larger national good).

Both politicians and journalists largely influence the mood of the country men and except for a very few, they do not perceive and recognize the lofty ideals of these two professions, which should reflect on their desire for noble cause.

This scenario is much different from the scenario in India a few decades back when   most politicians and journalists were viewed as role models for younger generation. No doubt, India is suffering today heavily due to the fall in the standards of politicians and journalists which is certainly not a flattering remark but very much close to the ground realities.

Frequently ,politicians and journalists are accused of heinous crimes like rape, corrupt practices. collusion with criminals etc.

While, by and large ,people seem to have reconciled themselves to the negative view that politicians in India cannot anymore reach the standards  that were set up in the pre independent days and the years immediately after post independence, there is still hope amongst the people  that  the journalists should and will play the role expected of them. While it is a fact that most of the journalists seem to behave like half politicians taking sides and having prejudiced views, there are still a few cases where journalists uphold the value systems as per the expectations of people. But, they are few and far between  and do not get the attention , popularity and publicity that they deserve.

Today, it is very well known that several business houses , politicians,  motivated activists group and religious institutions own media houses in both print and visual media. They recruit only such journalists, who can bend their views to meet the needs and expectations of the promoters, most of whom have vested interests. The journalists who are not willing to compromise often find themselves out of jobs and even driven in  to poverty conditions.

It is even increasingly becoming difficult to get  articles and investigative reports published in media ,unless it would meet the needs of the promoters in one way or the other.

While journalists and journalism in India have some code of conduct and several organisations for journalists exist,  which are supposed to uphold the journalistic ethics, they do not serve the intended purpose, as they are controlled and managed by media representatives who belong to various media that are not independent in approach and viewpoint.

What is increasingly disturbing is the fact that several allegations appear in various newspapers and journals and television media about events and people, which are not substantiated by proof . Many times, it is said that the information has come from " from reliable sources" and nobody knows as to which is the reliable source and what is the real source of information.

When the journalists are challenged to prove their source of information, they claim media freedom and say that they have  a right to protect someone by not revea ling their identity  who gave them the information and they have the liberty not to reveal the source of data and information. Is this not an unethical practice?This  causes suspicion.

When the complaints are made about motivated campaign in the media, the association of journalists ,which are many in number, join together and conduct protest meetings and morchas condemning the government and those who make complaints. Again, such protest of the journalists are prominently published by the media,but not the point of view of those who lodge the complaints.

Under such  circumstances, one gets an impression that media has become a profession that is free for all and concept of media freedom has gone to ridiculous level. Even the government often hesitates to take action against erring journalists fearing media backlash.

While science and  technologies are rapidly developing, and specialisations in every field have become a necessity to comment about the developments knowledgeably, many journalists seem to think that they can comment on any subject where they have no particular expertise. We often see TV debates conducted by the same anchor who comment on issues related to nuclear power on one day, irrigation problem on another day, farmers woes on   third day and educational policies on the next day. They often invite politicians and activists to speak on such issues, who may not have particular expertise in the field.

Indian journalism is now sliding dangerously and it is not good for the social fabric of the country in the short and long run.

Happily, there are still highly principled journalists in our midst and they need to assert themselves and stem the rot and  concerned people should support such journalists of high standard. The cry that the journalists need  entry barrier  would become louder in the coming period.


N.S.Venkataraman

Nandini Voice For The Deprived

nandinivoice.com



Thursday, June 6, 2019

Re: [IAC#RG] What is Rahul's strategy?

Should we even bother about his strategy ?

As long as Rahul Gandhi, or for that matter any Gandhii, leads the Congress Party, the Amit Shah-Ajit Doval mafia is certain to rule this nation.

It would be far better for the Congress that Rahul Gandhi is put to sleep so that a new generation of Indians can take over that venerable party now steeped in corruption.

In any case, Hindus everywhere are shunning the Congress because of Rahul Gandhi.


On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 10:57 PM Venkatraman Ns <indiaresists@lists.riseup.net> wrote:
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                                                                                                               What is Rahul's strategy

After the defeat, Rahul says he will quit as President of Congress party. As usual, congress men plead with him to stay and he would "firmly refuse". 

Finally he will quit. 

Then, someone will be appointed President who has the direct and indirect blessings of Sonia's family. He will stay as President for a few months, when Sonia's "disciples" will slowly start criticizing the new President and the criticism will become louder and louder. Then, they would start a campaign that Rahul's leadership was the best and plead with Rahul to come back. 

Then, Rahul would "reluctantly" come back. The control of the dynasty over the Congress party will continue for ever, whatever may be the fortunes of Congress party. 

N.S.Venkataraman 
Chennai
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Re: [IAC#RG] Are we Hindus fools to vote for Modi ?

Dear Mr. Iyer

Did you ever consider that many of these immense values, knowledge, culture, tradition, devotion, serenity and so on that prevailed thousands of years ago thoroughly deserved to be destroyed and to never be revived ?

Do you desire an India which is a modern nation based on equality and scientifc, or an India which is run by a cartel of cunning religious babas and gurus who are simply organsiing the foolish simple uneducated masses into VOTE BANKS for religious obscurantists.


Sarbajit Roy


On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 10:46 AM Gopalkrishnan iyer <iyer_ga@yahoo.com> wrote:
I, for one, do not mind to be fooled to vote for Modi to revive and realize our immense values, knowledge, culture, tradition, devotion, serinity and so on that prevailed thousands of years ago which have been systematically eroded into(destroyed ?)

On Friday, 26 April, 2019, 9:59:45 pm IST, Sarbajit Roy <indiaresists@lists.riseup.net> wrote:


In reply to your question - " Please tell us that if not Modi then to whom the people should vote?"


You can simply vote for Mr. Modi to buy 1 and get 11 scamsters free along with Amit Shah (and son) as 12th man.

1. Subhash "Zee" Chandra
2. Nirav Modi
3. Mehul "bhai" Choksi
4. Mukesh Ambani
5. Gautam Adani
6. Hari Sankaran
7. Vijay "Good times" Mallya
8. Kumarmangalam Birla
9. Rafale jet (Dassault)
10. Arun Jaitley
11. Ajit Doval


On Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 5:23 PM Girender Singh <girinder_singh@yahoo.com> wrote:
Please tell us that if not Modi then to whom the people should vote?

On Tuesday, 23 April, 2019, 12:44:38 am IST, Sarbajit Roy <indiaresists@lists.riseup.net> wrote:


Dear friend Prasad

We are puzzled to knwo where exactly "our" Modiji has built temples ?
Has he built one in Ayodhyya ? Can you account for the thousands of
crores which RSS took as donations to build that temple ? Or will
"your" Modiji account for it ?

Those were not illegal buildings, those were 300 and 400 year old
Hindu temples. How can temples be illegal buildings ? This is a gross
insult to Hindus from the man who threw his own wife onto the streets
and refused to acxknowledge her as such..

On 4/21/19, Prasad Lonari <indiaresists@lists.riseup.net> wrote:
> Dear Rajinder,
>
> As per your above information about Modi is " Meaning less ".It shows your
> hateness about our pride Modi.
> Actually Mr.Rajinder he has taken up initiative to Build Temples &
> Safeguard old historical temples.He has pulled down & destroyed the illegal
> houses built-up by public in temple areas.Now he is destroying such
> buildings.
>
> Hence we appreciate our Modiji & we Always Vote for Modi ....Bharat Mata ki
> Jai...Vande Mataram 🇮🇳💪✌️🇮🇳
>
>
> On Sun 21 Apr, 2019, 4:53 PM Rajinder Dalvi,
> <indiaresists@lists.riseup.net>
> wrote:
>
>> Benares / Kashi is among the most sacred places in Hinduism.
>>
>> Yet, in last 9 months this Babur Modi has destroyed and pulled down over
>> 150 temples in Kashi by an Ahmedabad based construction company and paid
>> them Rs. 697 crores to do so with more to follow.
>>
>> It is high time Hindus of Kashi, and Hindustan, see through these *Babur
>> ke aulaad* and trounce them at the hustings. There is absolutely no hope
>> that these deceivers will construct any temple at Ayodhyya.
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[IAC#RG] Your disposal of CPGRAMS MEAPD/E/2019/00947

Shri G. Balasubramanian
Joint Secretary / MEA

Sir

I refer to your disposal of my grievance (after nearly 4 months) with the comment "The complainant has himself acknowledged that it was an inadvertent slip of tongue."

The state of my mind is neither here nor there, when the prayer was for "an official correction is made immediately to this inadvertent slip on part of our ld. ambassador, since the said news channel is available in India also as a satellite TV channel on Tata Sky etc. "

Let me also say that I exercised great restraint and civility considering the arrogant, self-righteous and smug manner in which the Ld. Ambassador usually conducts himself on international television news channels which are avalable in India.

I would also suggest that MEA sheds some of its own arrogance, and shows a liitle consideration  and respect for alert citizens who bring such inadvertences to the notice of our administrative clerks to process.

PS: If this had been North Korea, Mr. Kwatra would have been dog food by now.

sincerely.



Sarbajit Roy
Citizen watchdog