October 26, 2011

Deepavali Gods and prayer

Filed under: Religon — Tags: , , , , , , , , — HarryCool @ 12:45 pm

Here’s a reproduction of a vintage article from the most vintage (and my favorite) Sardar Jee of our times that sort of fits the occasion and my wishes on this Diwali. 

There are almost half-a-dozen versions of the origin of Diwali and almost as many gods and goddesses associated with it. It is the day Shri Rama returned to Ayodhya, the day Vikramaditya was crowned King-Emperor, the day Lord Krishna killed Narakasura, the day Shiva, having lost everything in a gamble to Parvati, had his domain won back for him by his son, Ganapati. But for some obscure reason, the deity most favoured for worship on this auspicious day is Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. That proves, if any proof were ever needed, that whatever be our pretensions to spirituality, when it comes to the crunch, it is material prosperity and our account books (bahee-khatas) that we worship. I am all for material gains and give a fig for Spirituality. l wish my readers more money and better health on this Diwali: happiness follows good health and a healthy bank balance as surely as day follows night.

While living in Maharashtra, l came across yet another version of  Diwali. There, they commemorate it as the day when Lord Vishnu deprived Raja Bali of his Kingdom. Maharashtrian women make effigies of Bali and pray, ‘May all evil disappear.‘

Since there is little likelihood of Bhagwan Vishnu being able or willing to banish all evil for all times to come, I will make my prayer less demanding: ‘Please Lord, silence all guns for just one week. If you can’t do that all over the world, at least do so in Punjab and Sri Lanka.’ *

Khushwant Singh in The Hindustan Times, 24 October 1987


PS: Since guns are silent in Punjab and Sri Lanka already, let’s hope it so happens in Kashmir and Afghanistan too.




January 27, 2011

Major Laishram Jyotin Singh

Filed under: People — Tags: , , , — HarryCool @ 6:57 am

… Singh crawled out from under the debris of his room and, unarmed, charged at the terrorist and pinned him down. He continued to grapple with the terrorist and did not let him go till the latter detonated his suicide vest, resulting in his death.


February 3, 2010

Watching from the sidelines

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — HarryCool @ 6:04 pm

Same damn shit that I mentioned earlier. The sick hindu impotence. The fear of fight.


… India’s Afghan policy is the worst of all worlds. India’s influence in Afghanistan is dependent on the US. But its influence on US policy in Afghanistan is non-existent because it is shy of paying a blood price — even for a flagrant national security interest. Polls show that India is the most popular nation with Afghans. Sadly, Afghans would be advised to find friends who can provide them more than song and dance routines. …

January 19, 2010

India does not have an agenda in Afghanistan?!

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , — HarryCool @ 5:48 pm


Why the fuck do we not have an agenda in Afghanistan?

Ranjit Singh once said that if needed to defend his borders in Punjab (there was no Pakistan at that time) he’d plan to defend it at Afghanistan Borders. This in other words is called “Attack is the best Defense”. Now this sick, submissive; or to put it more aptly “chicken shit” Hindu mentality is screwing up the future of this already screwed up great nation.

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