Friday, September 28, 2012

igher education abroad not because of Reservation but...?

  Indian youth pursues higher education abroad not because of
  Reservation but...?

         Who would not like to earn in dollars and spend in rupees

If i am able to recollect rightly, R K Narayan explains the adoloscent mind and its passion for higher education abroad in his novel The Bachelor of Arts (1937). Noticiably this is preindependence era. Chandran's(main character) mind contemplates whether to pursue higher education like his friends. He is coaxed by his on and so forth. Note that Pre-Independence there was no reservation policy.

This clearly shows that upper middle class always were passionate about studying abroad. Probably one strong reason other than matter of prestige was the lack of access to logistics,infrastructure and faculty in the pre-Independence  era but at the same time we should not forget that speaking English itelf was regarded high among this class.

So this mindset of upper middle class that has remained and percolated is also a reason for studying abroad.So now even Middle class is able to afford because of loan schemes and scholarships Of course another point is recognition. A student feels he is more recognised with a foreign degree. Another reason we should not forget is it would aid him to get a green card, a job with fat pay. I strongly feel earning money is  another reason. Who would not like to earn in dollars and spend in rupees.

At the same time we should agree that even to this day in certain areas access to technology,encouragement and infrastructure is better in foreign countries.

In addition

a) Why does not people who complete BE/B TECH from premier institutes further purse PG in the same
   institute ?

b) For some its a passion, but for some its a fashion. its boring let me spend some time abroad and get a degree at the
  same time.

Percentage of reservation in IITs is very small, the above chart summarizes everything. Percentage of students with reservation background is very less in top universities.

Monday, September 24, 2012

ಭಯ -ಭಯ

ಮುದ್ರೆ ಎಂದರೆ ಭಯ ನಾಮ ಎಂದರೆ ಭಯ
ಜಾತಿ ಮತ ಎಂದರೆ ಇನ್ನೂ ಭಯವಣ್ಣ

ಮಠ ಎಂದರೆ ಭಯ ಮಠಾದೀಶ್ವರ ಎಂದರೆ ಭಯ
ಅವರ ಮಾತುಗಳೆಂದರೆ ಇನ್ನೂ ಭಯವಣ್ಣ

ಮೂಢನಂಬಿಕೆ ಎಂದರೆ ಭಯ ನಕ್ಷತ್ರ ಜ್ಯೋತಿಷ್ಯ ಎಂದರೆ ಭಯ
ಬಡವನ ಸುಡುವ ಹೋಮ ಹವನಗಳೆಂದರೆ ಇನ್ನೂ ಭಯವಣ್ಣ

ಮತಾಂಧತೆ ಎಂದರೆ ಭಯ ಧರ್ಮಾಂಧತೆ ಎಂದರೆ ಭಯ
ಇವುಗಳ ಅಂಗ ಸಂಘಗಳ ಸ್ವಯಂ ಸೇವಕರೆಂದರೆ ಇನ್ನೂ ಭಯವಣ್ಣ

ಧರ್ಮ ರಕ್ಷಕ ಸ್ವಘೋಷಿತ ದುಷ್ಟ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರೆಂದರೆ ಭಯ
ಎಲ್ಲದರ ಅಮಲೇರಿದ ಗುರುವಿನ ಮತ್ತೂ ಭಯವಣ್ಣ


Must read blogs for newcomers on kuvmepu and tejaswi... authored by Dr B R Satyanarayana.  // A blunder essay by a youth(unsharpened mind) on terrorism // about tejaswi as felt by Dr Satyanarayana sahaja krishi, tejaswi., 20 punch lines // universal song...aniketana // tejaswi alemari andaman, 20 punch lines // krishna again.. // tejaswi swaroopa 20 punch lines // lohia  // bendre nice allama prabhu bendre, few bits of poetry // kuvempu bits..goodone // Bendre ++ // kuvempu poem //kuvmepu -- context based understanding... // kuvempu poovu ,his first poem // Tejaswi bullets // Tejaswi , dharmika shraddeya nirlakshe // kuvempu jalagara kuvempu , jatindranath das // kavishaladalli sandhye, kuvempu poem.. // kuvempu related // kuvempu -- ratnakara -- anna ratnakara // Tejaswi on venilla.., foresight of tejaswi /// advaithi [ he did not cry when his mother passes away, but cries when TSV passes away..a true transition from advaithi to a real advaithi..., i remember vivekananda saying a true sanyasi has emotions, who said sanyasi does not ahve emotions when somebody questions vivekananda] // kuvempu + G P Rajaratnam + gommata

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


ಕನಸಲಿ ಗಣೇಶ ಬಂದ
ಸೊಂಡಿಲನಾಡಿಸುತ ಅಂದ
ಗೊತ್ತೇನೋ ಮೂಢ ನಾನ್ಯರೆಂದ
ಭಯದಲಿ ನಾನು ನಡುಗುತ

ಹೌದೋ ಯಪ್ಪ ನಿನ್ನ ಹೊಟ್ಟೆ ದಪ್ಪ
ನೀನೆ ತಾನೆ ಕಡಬು ಪ್ರಿಯ ಗಣಪ
ಜಗದ ವಿಷ  ನುಂಗಿದ ಈಶ-
ನ ಮಗನಲ್ಲವೆ ಓ ಗಣೇಶ

ಸಾಕು ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸು ನಿನ್ನ ನಾಟಕದ ಸ್ತುತಿ
ಎನಾಗಿಹುದು ನಿಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲರ ಮತಿ
ಕರಗದ ವಸ್ತುಗಳಲೆನ್ನನು ಮಾಡಿ
ಪೈಪೋಟಿಗೆ ರಾಸಾಯನಿಕ ಬಣ್ಣವ ಬಳಿದಾಡಿ

"ಗಣೇಶ ಗಣೇಶ" ಎಂದು ಹುಸಿ ಕೂಗಾಡಿ
ದುಂದಿನ ಮೆರವಣಿಗೆ ಮಾಡಿ ಕೆರೆಯಲಿ ದೂಡಿ
ನೀರಾಗಿದೆ ವಿಷ ಪರಿಸರವೆಲ್ಲ ನಾಶ
ಸರಳದಿ ಮನದಲಿ ನೆನೆಯಿರಿ ಕಡಬನು ತಿನ್ನುತ ನಲಿಯಿರಿ
ನನ್ನ ಪ್ರೀತಿಗೆ ಪಾತ್ರವಾಗಿ ಕೂಡಿ ಬಾಳಿರಿ
     ಎನ್ನುತ ಕರಗಿ ಮಾಯವಾದ ಗಣೇಶ

ಗಣೇಶ ದುಃಖದಿ ಎಂದ ನನಗೇಕೀ ಶಿಕ್ಷೆ
ಅಪ್ಪನನು ಭುವಿಗಿಳಿಸಿ ನುಂಗಿಸಿದಿರಿ ವಿಷ
ನನ್ನಯ ಹೆಸರಲಿ ಮಾಡುತಿರುವಿರೇಕೆ ಪರಿಸರ ನಾಶ

Friday, September 7, 2012

incorrect interpretation of shloka 15.8 ?

HI Friends this is another shloka a pick from Gita whose explanation by ISKCON/Bhaktivedanta is  questionable, they have taken  a excessive pluralistic approach here, already we are suffering from innumerable division among ourselves in the society. To top this  they have differentiated the soul which is still bigger intellectual sin. We find loads and loads of such interpretations which are detrimental to the sum total intellect of society. According to Isconi's, it seems their exits a condition soul and then their exists a liberated soul. No doubt ISKON is introducing layers between God and Man  making their way by forcing us  to condescend to the people in between God and Humanbeing there by looting money in the name of Krishna consciousness and creating a  hierarchy of soul and human beings.
Bhagavad Gita As It Is - Chapter 15 Text 18
yasmat ksaram atito 'ham
aksarad api cottamah
ato 'mi loke vede ca
prathitah purusottamah
yasmat--because; ksaram--to the fallible; atitah--transcendental; aham--I am; aksarat--beyond the infallible; api--also; ca--and; uttamah--the best; atah--therefore; asmi--I am; loke--in the world; vede--in the Vedic literature; ca--and; prathitah--celebrated; purusa-uttamah--as the Supreme Personality.

Because I am transcendental, beyond both the fallible and the infallible, and because I am the greatest, I am celebrated both in the world and in the Vedas as that Supreme Person.


No one can surpass the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna--neither the conditioned soul nor the liberated soul. He is therefore the greatest of personalities. Now it is clear here that the living entities and the Supreme Personality of Godhead are individuals. The difference is that the living entities, either in the conditioned state or in the liberated state, cannot surpass in quantity the inconceivable potencies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. It is incorrect to think of the Supreme Lord and the living entities as being on the same level or equal in all respects. There is always the question of superiority and inferiority between their personalities. The word uttama is very significant. No one can surpass the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
The word loke signifies "in the paurusa agama (the smrti scriptures)." As confirmed in the Nirukti dictionary, lokyate vedartho 'nena: "The purpose of the Vedas is explained by the smrti scriptures."
The Supreme Lord, in His localized aspect of Paramatma, is also described in the Vedas themselves. The following verse appears in the Vedas (Chandogya Upanisad 8.1 2.3): tavad esa samprasado 'mac charirat samutthaya param jyoti-rupam sampadya svena rupenabhinispadyate sa uttamah purusah. "The Supersoul coming out of the body enters the impersonal brahmajyoti; then in His form He remains in His spiritual identity. That Supreme is called the Supreme Personality." This means that the Supreme Personality is exhibiting and diffusing His spiritual effulgence, which is the ultimate illumination. That Supreme Personality also has a localized aspect as Paramatma. By incarnating Himself as the son of Satyavati and Parasara, He explains the Vedic knowledge as Vyasadeva.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hindutva != Hinduism

Why there exists a sea of gap between the Hindutva definition of RSS and that of Hinduism by Indian saints/ Masters. RSS claims itself to be a Hindu organization and it portrays itself as the savior and preacher of Hindu dharma. But the below quotations in comparison clearly depicts that there is a gap between the Hinduism defined by RSS and preached by Vivekananda, Aurobindo, Paramahamsa, Ramana maharshi. I randomly picked few quotes. Hindu dharma or Sanathana dharma is entirely different from the RSS Hindutva agenda.
What great philosophers and saints like Vivekananda, Aurobindo, Paramahamasa etc  said
What RSS said ?
“If I am sure of anything, it is this humanity, which is common to all …. So it is with the universal religion, which runs through all the various religions of the world in the form of God; it must and does exist through eternity. ‘I am the thread that runs through all these pearls… ‘ (Gita) and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof, only the majority of mankind is entirely unconscious of it [ Vivekananda - I]

he Mohammedan conquest of India came as a salvation to the downtrodden, to the poor. That is why one-fifth of our people have become Mohammedans. It was not the sword that did it all. It would be the height of madness to think it was all the work of sword and fire. And one-fifth — one-half — of your Madras people will become Christians if you do not take care. Was there ever a sillier thing before in the world than what I saw in Malabar country? The poor Pariah is not allowed to pass through the same street as the high-caste man, but if he changes his name to a hodge-podge English name, it is all right; or to a Mohammedan name, it is all right. What inference would you draw except that these Malabaris are all lunatics, their homes so many lunatic asylums, and that they are to be treated with derision by every race in India until they mend their manners and know better. Shame upon them that such wicked and diabolical customs are allowed; their own children are allowed to die of starvation, but as soon as they take up some other religion they are well fed. There ought to be no more fight between the castes. [ Vivekananda - II]
“Sangh does not want to blame anybody else for the present degraded state of the society. When the people start blaming others, then there is weakness in them. It is futile to blame the strong for the injustice done to the weak… Sangh does not want to waste its invaluable time in abusing or criticizing others. If we know that large fish eat the smaller ones, it is outright madness to blame the big fish. Law of nature whether good or bad is true all the time [ RSS ]
Swa matha branthi [ My creed/religion is the best ] is the most dangerous [ Bhagawad Geetha]

"If there are errors in other religions, that is none of our business. God, to whom the world belongs, takes care of that." (p. 559) [ Ramakrishna]
'Unfortunately in our country our Constitution has equated the children of the soil with the aggressor, and given equal rights to everybody, just as a person without understanding may give equal rights to his children and to the thieves in his house and distribute the property among all.'[RSS]
"Each religion has helped mankind. Paganism increased in man the light of beauty, the largeness and height of his life, his aim at a many-sided perfection; Christianity gave him some vision of divine love and charity; Buddhism has shown him a noble way to be wiser, gentler, purer, Judaism and Islam how to be religiously faithful in action and zealously devoted to God; Hinduism has opened to him the largest and profoundest spiritual possibilities. " [ Aurobindo]
The foreign races in Hindusthan must either adopt the Hindu culture and language, must learn to respect and hold in reverence Hindu religion, must entertain no idea but those of the glorification of the Hindu race and culture, i.e., of the Hindu nation and must loose their separate existence to merge in the Hindu race, or may stay in the country, wholly subordinated to the Hindu Nation, claiming nothing, deserving no privileges, far less any preferential treatment — not even citizen's rights. There is, at least, should be, no other course for them to adopt. We are an old nation; let us deal, as old nations ought to and do deal, with the foreign races, who have chosen to live in our country". (Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar's, We or Our Nationhood Defined)...[RSS]
"Religion has no business to formulate social laws and insist on the difference between beings, because its aim and end is to obliterate all such fictions and monstrosities." [ Swami Vivekananda - III]
To keep up the purity of the Race and its culture, Germany shocked the world by her (sic) purging the country of the Semitic Races — the Jews. Race pride at its highest has been manifested here. Germany has also shown how well nigh impossible it is for Races and cultures, having differences going to the root, to be assimilated into one united whole, a good lesson for us in Hindusthan to learn and profit by. [RSS]

Unfortunately the core values of sanathana dharma as explained to us by likes of Vivekananda namely Tolerance, Equality, and universality are thrown to the wind by RSS. They started their agenda with being guardians of Hindus and wished to establish a Hindu nation in accordance with Shastra’s like Manushastra etc… Their immediate victims were the Non Hindus and the so called untouchables well within the Hindu caste system. Untouchables in general the Non upper caste are also victims of RSS agenda although RSS claims to take all Hindus under one umbrella. The sole reason for this being their strong trust in Manushastra whose pedestal is inequality. Only hardened minds can believe in the principles described in Manushastra. Their cheap attacks in Mangalore that happened recently are also partly due to the text in shastra’s which denied freedom to women and hence any women with a modern outlook are easy prey to such people [ … be continued]