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पिता को समर्पित दिवस पर अपने ह्रदय की कठोर बात!!

अपने पिताजी के साथ कालेज के दिनों की तस्वीर: मेरे पिता मेरे लिए पहले भी आदर्श थे और भविष्य में भी रहेंगे मतभिन्नता के बावजूद!

अपने पिताजी के साथ कालेज के दिनों की तस्वीर: मेरे पिता मेरे लिए पहले भी आदर्श थे और भविष्य में भी रहेंगे मतभिन्नता के बावजूद!

पिता को समर्पित दिवस, जिसे आज  २१ जून को पूरे विश्व में मनाया गया, पर अपने ह्रदय की कठोर बात!!  अपना इलाहाबाद शहर विचित्र है. हम कहते कुछ और है लेकिन हमारे मित्र तक वही बात पहुचकर वो बात हो जाती है जो हमने या तो कही नहीं होती या फिर वो चीज़ हमारे साथ होती ही नहीं वैसा ही उस बात का स्वरूप हो जाता है. आश्चर्य तो इस बात का है कि मित्र सक्षम है दूध का दूध और पानी का पानी करने में लेकिन वे भी जो बात का आशय नहीं होता या फिर जो वस्तुस्थिति नहीं होती उसी की चर्चा करते है. अपने पिता से मेरे सिर्फ वैचारिक मतभेद है और होना भी चाहिए लेकिन इसका स्वरूप विकृत नहीं है जैसा मेरा कुछ मित्रो ने दुष्प्रचार शहर में कर रखा है.


नजदीक के मित्रो से अपेक्षा ये होती है कि वो जो सच है उसी का पक्ष रखे ना कि मिथ्या या भ्रामक बातो को फैलाए. मुझे मित्रो से कठोरता से बात करने में कोई दिलचस्पी नहीं लेकिन अगर वे इस तरह का भ्रम मेरे बारे में फैलायेंगे तो उनसे दूरी बनाने में मुझे कोई झिझक नहीं होगी. मेरे पिता मेरे लिए पहले भी आदर्श थे और भविष्य में भी रहेंगे मतभिन्नता के बावजूद. ये शायद मेरे सक्षम मित्र हज़म नहीं करना चाहते, समझना नहीं चाहते, महसूस नहीं करना चाहते. ऐसे मित्र फिर ना तो मुझे जानते है और ना ही मेरे जीवन के किसी पक्ष से उनका कोई सही लगाव है.  शायद इसीलिए वे मेरे और मेरे पिताजी के संबंधो का सतही आकलन करने भर में ही ज्यादा दिलचस्पी रखते है. खैर ऐसे लोग ना मुझे ही जानते है और ना मेरे पिताजी को!! एक पीढ़ी और उसके बाद की जो पीढ़ी होती है उसमे वैल्यूज को लेकर उठा पटक तो रहती है और ये रहनी भी चाहिए विकास की धारा को नए आयाम देने के लिए. बस कुछ इसी तरह की बात है अपने और अपने पिताजी के बीच. लेकिन ये कभी भी विकृति के स्तर पर नहीं पंहुचा  और उस स्तर पर पंहुचेगा भी नहीं. हा जो लोग सिर्फ और सिर्फ नकारात्मक ख्यालात के चलते इस तरह की कल्पना के लिए विवश है वे सोचने के लिए स्वंतंत्र है लेकिन ऐसे लोगो का उस  हकीकत से फासला हमेशा बना रहेगा जो मेरी तरफ है.

चलते चलते इससे इतर बात कहेंगे. आज हम ये देखते है, खासकर कोर्ट केसेज में, कि बच्चो के अधिकार को लेकर पति पत्नी आपस में लम्बी कानूनी लड़ाई लड़ते है जो शायद ना उनके रिश्ते के लिए ठीक होता है और ना बच्चे के भविष्य के लिए. बच्चे के बेहतर भविष्य के लिए आवश्यक है कि बच्चे को माता-पिता का साथ बराबर अनुपात में मिले. ये भी एक खतरनाक ट्रेंड के रूप में उभरा है कि माता पिता अपनी अपनी काबिलियत को प्रमाणित करने के लिए अपने अपने कार्य क्षेत्र में इतने व्यस्त है कि बच्चे की परवरिश अपूर्ण तरीके से हो रही है. इस लाइफस्टाइल से क्या हासिल हो रहा है ये अभिभावकों को गंभीरता से समझना होगा. शायद इसी वजह से समाज का बिखराव कुछ निश्चित सा हो चला है.

पिता को समर्पित दिवस पर अपने ह्रदय की बात!!

पिता को समर्पित दिवस पर अपने ह्रदय की बात!!

Allahabad: City Of True Beauty, Real Romance And Mysticism (Photo Feature Part 2)

Many find Allahabad a very tough place to live an honourable life. That’s because  even though it came to enjoy a wonderful divine legacy, it never  ensured  a desired vibrancy for average souls. It never created any scope for living a truly fun-filled life, being all the time involved in dry intellectual activities.  Lack of  proper encouragement on the part of city towards its vast pool of talented brains have now given way to brain drain sort of affair. Many great souls remained an unsung hero in this city. However, what’s amazing is that it keeps on producing great souls at a regular interval! In nutshell, it’s a city of true beauty, real romance and mysticism. The city teaches you how to remain true to life in a real way, making it very clear to any conscious soul that life is not a bed of roses and it is meant to discover new mysteries of nature. Naturally, average souls running after money, fame, beautiful girl, big house, big car and many other cosmetic affairs would always feel disappointed to be part of this city. Having said that, I hope this city learns to truly honour its exceptional souls and also learns to be bit more blissful!  

 

That's one of the major Lord Hanuman Ji's  temple situated in the heart of the city.. Anyway, it's so ironic to see love birds engaged in romantic talks at this place  :P

That’s one of the major Lord Hanuman Ji’s temples situated in the heart of the city.. Anyway, it’s so ironic to see love birds engaged in romantic talks at this place 😛

The Streets Of Civil Lines Makes People Of Other Areas Jealous :P

The Streets Of Civil Lines Make People Of Other Areas Jealous 😛

Hard To Forget This Guy...During university days, I came to buy so many  greta classics, costly magazines at very reasonable rates..And this person made way for all sorts of desired adjustment.  He proudly told me that someone from Times of India also came to click image of  his magazine corner...This shop is hot favourite among  students!  Although Internet has affected the sales.

Hard to forget this guy…During university days, I came to buy so many great classics, costly magazines at very reasonable rates..And this person made way for all sorts of desired adjustment. He proudly told me that someone from Times of India also came to click image of his magazine corner…This shop is hot favourite among students! Although Internet has affected the sales, it was good to anticipate the great spirit of his father, also seen in the pic, who digested the change in philosophical way. Now that’s called wisdom!

Quite a romantic place to have tea!  It's adjacent Company Garden!

Quite a romantic place to have tea! It’s adjacent Company Garden!

 

When I say it's a romantic place I really mean it too..Just close to this tea shop in Civil Lines are we have many beautiful plant nurseries.. So the air is full of fragrance :P

When I say it’s a romantic place I really mean it too..Just close to this tea shop in Civil Lines area we have many beautiful plant nurseries.. So the air is full of fragrance 😛

Allahabad Museum Inside Chandra Shekhar Azad Park ( Alfred Park or Company Garden). This musuem displays the vehicle which carried the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi for immersion at Sangam and many other articles of great historical significance!

Allahabad’s museum inside Chandra Shekhar Azad Park (Alfred Park or Company Garden). This museum displays the vehicle which carried the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi for immersion at Sangam and many other articles of great historical significance!

This park established in the memory of great revolutionary  Chandra Shekhar Azad is now favourite place for morning walkers living in the heart of city.. In the noon time, one notices  new- age romance :P Anyway, it's a great place for an outsider wishing some isolated hours!

This park established in the memory of great revolutionary Chandra Shekhar Azad is now favourite place for morning walkers living in the heart of city.. In the noon time, one notices new- age romance 😛 Anyway, it’s a great place for an outsider wishing some isolated hours!

At such places, like this old man, one gets lost in deepest memories hidden in subconsciousness!

At such places, like this old man, one gets lost in deepest memories hidden in subconsciousness!

Company Garden has the honour of having this wonderful  Government Public Library.  This majestic building built in Gothic style was designed by R. Roskell Bayne.  This building is of immense significance since here only Legislative Council for the North Western Province and Oudh held its first meeting on January 8, 1887.  Let's not forget it was capital city from of United Provinces from 1902 to 1920! Anyway, I am happy that in my college days and even now I am the most frequent visitor!

Company Garden has the honour of having this wonderful Government Public Library. This majestic building built in Gothic style was designed by R. Roskell Bayne. This building is of immense significance since here only Legislative Council for the North Western Province and Oudh held its first meeting on January 8, 1887. Let’s not forget that Allahabad was capital city  of United Provinces from 1902 to 1920! Anyway, I am happy that in my college days I was the most frequent visitor! Even now also I can be seen here 😛

It's not that one notices only romance in parks..Here most of such parks are occupied by serious students preparing for competitive examinations!

It’s not that one notices only romance in parks..In Allahabad most of such parks are occupied by serious students preparing for competitive examinations!

And those students who are not studying inside Company Park are seen ferociousely involved in Cricket match :P ..This is the biggest park of Allahabad.

And those students who are not studying inside Company Park are seen ferociously involved in Cricket match 😛 ..This is the biggest park of Allahabad.

Just see the vastness of the park that many teams are playing at the same time :P :P :P

Just see the vastness of the park that many teams are playing at the same time 😛 😛 😛

Saint Joseph's College View Which Lies Adjacent To Company Garden :P

Saint Joseph’s college  which lies adjacent to Company Garden 😛

That's the road which connects Company Garden To Civil Lines-the heart of  city dominated by glamour and modernity!

That’s the road which connects Company Garden with  Civil Lines-the heart of city dominated by glamour and modernity!

The Mall Culture In Civil Lines!

The Mall Culture In Civil Lines!

Well, this new age glamour does attract me but not for long!

Well, this new age glamour does attract me but not for long!

Statue of Subhas Chandra Bose Amidst Mall Culture :P

Statue of Subhas Chandra Bose Amidst Mall Culture 😛

Laxmi Book House Is First Choice Of Any Journalist! By the way, how many times do you notice cinema hall and prominent magazine/newspaper corner close to each other :P :P :P

Laxmi Book House is first choice of any journalist! By the way, how many times do you notice cinema hall and prominent magazine/newspaper corner close to each other 😛 😛 😛

Palace Theatre enjoys a great place in the memories of all good cinema lovers. It's one of the oldest theaters in the city. However, it's old charm has given way to this new modern appearance ! My choice also witnessed drastic changes  from "Thodi Se Bewafai" (1980) to " Ship of Thesus" (2012)  at this Palace :P :P :P

Palace Theater enjoys a great place in the memories of all good cinema lovers. It’s one of the oldest theaters in the city. However, its old charm has given way to this new modern appearance ! My choice also witnessed drastic changes from “Thodi Se Bewafai” (1980) to ” Ship of Thesus” (2012) at this Palace Theater 😛 😛 😛

However, this historic cinema hall in old Allahbad, Niranjan, failed to start again.  This hall needs to be rennovated at the earliest.  Two prominet movies which I came to see when they got realeasd were Richard Attenborough's Gandhi(1982) and Steven Spielber's Jurassic Park (1993).

However, this historic cinema hall in old Allahbad, Niranjan, failed to start again. This hall needs to be renovated at the earliest. Two prominent movies which I came to see here when they got released were Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi(1982) and Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park (1993).

Indian Coffee House enjoys a special place in hearts of all literary class.  It has witnessed many great literary and political figures carving a niche for themselves at global level since late 50s!

Indian Coffee House enjoys a special place in hearts of all literary class. It has witnessed many great literary and political figures carving a niche for themselves at global level since late 50s!

Resting place of capitalist forces :P

Resting place of capitalist forces 😛

Worried about your future :P Consult him in Civil Lines under this tree :P

Worried about your future 😛 Consult this astrologer  at Civil Lines under this tree 😛

A Tree taken aback by pomp and show at Civil Lines :-(

A Tree taken aback by pomp and show at Civil Lines 😦

Public Service Commission - an office where my father worked as an officer. And we lived in the residence situated on the huge campus of this office. Later, we shifted to Lucknow branch of the same office! Allahabad is city devoted to prominent government offices in Uttar Pradesh. Civil Lines area is mainly occupied by such government institutions.

Public Service Commission – an office where my father worked as an officer. And we lived in the residence situated on the huge campus of this office. Later, we shifted to Lucknow branch of the same office! Allahabad is city devoted to prominent government offices in Uttar Pradesh. Civil Lines area is mainly occupied by such government institutions.

Allahabad is also known for coaching institutes!!

Allahabad is also known for coaching institutes!!

And that's the place where I work:  Allahabad High Court :P

And that’s the place where I work: Allahabad High Court 😛

Greenery is in abundance at Allahabad High Court :P :P :P

Greenery is in abundance at Allahabad High Court 😛 😛 😛

Nearly all newspapers have their offices in Civil Lines area. However, Northern India Patrika's  office holds a special place in my heart.  This is one of the oldest newspapers in India which started in year 1868. It was then named Amrita Bazar Patrika.  Today, all good news editors and journalists are by-products of this newspaper.  Today it's not that financially successful but editors like V.S. Datta have kept its standards high.  V.S Datta, seniormost jourmalist from Allahabad, is its editor since early 60s. And when my first article appeared in print in this newspaper he was the one responsible for its publication. I owe a lot to him for all my accomplishments to him as a writer/journalist. May Lord give him long life and good health!

Nearly all newspapers have their offices in Civil Lines area. However, Northern India Patrika’s office holds a special place in my heart. This is one of the oldest newspapers in India which started in year 1868. It was then named Amrita Bazar Patrika. Today, all good news editors and journalists are by-products of this newspaper. Today it’s  financially not that successful but editors like V.S. Datta have kept its standards high. V.S Datta, senior-most journalist from Allahabad, is its editor since early 60s. And when my first article appeared in print in this newspaper in year 1995 he was the one responsible for its publication. I owe a lot to him for all my accomplishments  as a writer/journalist. May Lord give him long life and good health!

A Journalistic road..The road running parallel to Patrika House!

A Journalistic road..The road running parallel to Patrika House!

Lawyer's Hanuman Temple :P :P :P It's situated close to Allahabad High Court.  Most of the lawyers firts have Hanumanji's blessing and then proceed towards their respective chambers :P :P :P ...Well, it's time for now to take a litle break before I come back with Part three of photo feature related with Allahabad :-)

Lawyer’s Hanuman Temple 😛 😛 😛 It’s situated close to Allahabad High Court. Most of the lawyers first have Hanumanji’s blessing and then proceed towards their respective chambers 😛 😛 😛 …

Geeta Niketan Temple In Tula Ram Bagh!

Geeta Niketan Temple In Tula Ram Bagh!

 

These areas are so over-crowded that one thinks twice before paying a vist ! This place is called Kotha Parcha. Courtesy telphone department that I have to come here to buy phone related instruments quite often :-(

These areas are so over-crowded that one thinks twice before paying a visit ! This place is called Kotha Parcha. Courtesy Telephone Department that I have to come here quiet often to buy phone related instruments  😦

One of the busiest rail bridge!

One of the busiest rail bridge!

Pathar Chatti Ramleela Committee's Venue which hosts many programmes related with cause of Hindus! It's situated in Ram Bagh area of Allahabad.

Pathar Chatti Ramleela Committee’s Venue which hosts many programmes related with cause of Hindus! It’s situated in Ram Bagh area of Allahabad.

This Hanumanji's temple in Rambagh is also quite well-known temple in Allahabad :-) Hanumanji rocks in Allahabad :P

This Hanumanji’s temple in Rambagh is also quite well-known temple in Allahabad 🙂 Hanumanji rocks in Allahabad 😛

Cute Street At Rambagh!

Cute Street At Rambagh!

It's a place which gives rise to new doctors :P :P :P

It’s a place which gives rise to new doctors 😛 😛 😛

Allahabad has proper roads, any doubt?  :P :P

Allahabad has proper roads, any doubt? 😛 😛

Theosophical Society in Allahabad. " Blavatsky portrayed the Theosophical Society as being part of one of many attempts throughout the millennia by this hidden Hierarchy to guide humanity – in concert with the overall Intelligent Cosmic Evolutionary scheme – towards its ultimate, immutable evolutionary objective: the attainment of perfection and the conscious, willing participation in the evolutionary process."

Theosophical Society in Allahabad. ” Blavatsky portrayed the Theosophical Society as being part of one of many attempts throughout the millennia by this hidden Hierarchy to guide humanity – in concert with the overall Intelligent Cosmic Evolutionary scheme – towards its ultimate, immutable evolutionary objective: the attainment of perfection and the conscious, willing participation in the evolutionary process.”

 

Roads teach you a lot!

Roads teach you a lot!

This place bears testimony to meeting of Rishi Bharadwaj with Lord Rama...However, this park is nowadays chosen spot of lovers :P ..Anyway, meeting of Sri Rama, Sri Vishnu's incarnation,  would always remain one of the most significant moment in the history of Prayag!

This place bears testimony to meeting of Rishi Bharadwaja with Lord Rama…However, this park is nowadays chosen spot of lovers 😛 ..Anyway, meeting of Sri Rama, Sri Vishnu’s incarnation, with Rishi Bharadwaja would always remain one of the most significant moments in the history of Prayag!

 

Sometimes some places in Allahabad give you the feeling that you are moving in Kashi :-)

Sometimes some places in Allahabad give you the feeling that you are moving in Kashi 🙂

That's the ancestral home of India's first prime minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru which Indians know as Anand Bhawan. It played a significant role in Indian freedom movement. That's why visitors never miss this place :-)

That’s the ancestral home of India’s first prime minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru which Indians know as Anand Bhawan. It played a significant role in Indian freedom movement. That’s why visitors never miss this place 🙂

Hope new generation gets right message from being at such places. This place also has a  famous planetarium.

Hope new generation gets right message from being at such places. This place also has a famous planetarium.

Places like Anand Bhawan are not picnic spots but these places are now best remembered for spending few hours in fun-filled way..Anyway, historical legacy  has ensured survival of these small shopkeepers selling eatables!

Places like Anand Bhawan are not picnic spots but these places are now best remembered for spending few hours in fun-filled way..Anyway, historical legacy has ensured survival of these small shopkeepers selling eatables!

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Reference:

Allahabad: A City Wedded To Realism (Photo Feature Part One)

Allahabad: A City Wherein Global Salutes The Local (Photo Feature Part 3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

विवाह कानून (संशोधन) विधेयक 2010: सरकार को पुरुष संघटनो की तरफ से कुछ बेहद महत्त्वपूर्ण सुझाव

इन अपूर्ण, गलत और भ्रामक संशोधनों को वापस लिया जाए. कानून को लिंगभेद से ऊपर रखा जाए (जेंडर न्यूट्रल), पति या पत्नी शब्द को जीवनसाथी (spouse) शब्द से सम्बोधित किया जाए.

इन अपूर्ण, गलत और भ्रामक संशोधनों को वापस लिया जाए. कानून को लिंगभेद से ऊपर रखा जाए (जेंडर न्यूट्रल), पति या पत्नी शब्द को जीवनसाथी (spouse) शब्द से सम्बोधित किया जाए.

पुरुष अधिकार से जुड़े  संघटनो की कुछ प्रमुख चिंताए:

* संशोधन का मूल प्रारूप (मुख्य बिन्दुएँ)- पतियो के खिलाफ पक्षपाती है.

* इस आधार पर तलाक मांग सकती है कि उसका दांपत्य जीवन ऐसी स्थिति में पहुंच गया है, जहां विवाह कायम रहना नामुमकिन है. ‘विवाह सम्बंध टूटने और किसी भी सूरत में रिश्ता बहाल न होने’ को भी तलाक एक आधार के रूप में मान्यता प्रदान किया गया है “हिंदू विवाह अधिनियम”, 1955, और स्पेशल मैरिज एक्ट, 1954 में. 

* पत्नी को हक़ है पति की तरफ से पेश तलाक़ याचिका को विरोध करने का इस आधार पर कि वो गहन आर्थिक संकट से ग्रस्त है. कोर्ट  इस गहन आर्थिक संकट से निज़ात दिलाने के प्रावधान अपने विवेक पर कर सकती है. (पतियो के संग पक्षपाती है)

* उन बच्चो के भरण पोषण का समुचित प्रबंध माता पिता के द्वारा उनकी आर्थिक हैसियत के अनुरूप जो अवैध संतति है.

संसदीय समिति- महिला संघटनो के द्वारा सुझाये गए प्रस्तावो से गलत तरह से प्रभावित है:

* ‘विवाह सम्बंध टूटने और किसी भी सूरत में रिश्ता बहाल न होने’ को भी तलाक एक आधार के रूप में मान्यता प्रदान करने की संस्तुति करना.

* महिला संघटनो के सुझावो से प्रेरित होकर उस वैवाहिक संपत्ति पर भी पत्नियों का अधिकार होगा जो विवाह के उपरांत अर्जित की गयी है दोनों के सहयोग से.

* पुरुष संघटनो के हर सुझावो की उपेक्षा की गयी.

कानून मंत्री द्वारा किये गए अन्य संशोधन- पुरुष हितो के विपरीत प्रावधानो की स्वीकृति:

* पत्नी का हिस्सा  उस संपत्ति पर जो विवाह के पूर्व और उपरान्त अर्जित की गयी है.

* पत्नी का हिस्सा पति के द्वारा अर्जित और अर्जित करने योग्य पैतृक संपत्ति में.

हमारी आपत्तियां: 

* पत्नी का कोई योगदान नहीं होता पति के द्वारा अर्जित पैतृक संपत्ति में और उस संपत्ति पर जो उसने शादी से पूर्व अर्जित की गयी है. उसको संज्ञान में लेकर प्रावधान बनाने की जरूरत नहीं.

* उस संपत्ति के बटवारे में कोई भी फैसला जो पति ने शादी के उपरांत अर्जित की है आँख मूँदकर गलत तरीक़े से नहीं होना चाहिए। पत्नी के योगदान का आकलन करना चाहिए। दो महीने की शादी और बीस साल की शादी की अवधि को एक ही मापदंड से नहीं देखा जा सकता.

* ये तर्क दोष से बाधित संशोधन है कि स्त्रियाँ शादी को नहीं तोड़ती. स्त्रियाँ ना सिर्फ शादी को तोड़ती है बल्कि कई बार शादी कर सकती है और  इस तरह पूर्व में की गयी हर एक शादी से संपत्ति अर्जित कर सकती है. इस तरह के कई उदाहरण आये दिन समाचार पत्रो में प्रकाशित होते रहते है जहा लालची पत्नियों ने धोखधड़ी से शादी करने के बाद संपत्ति पे अपना दावा पेश किया या फिर झूठे 498 A के मुकदमे दर्ज कराये संपत्ति की हवस में.

ये अब एक प्रचलित हथियार बन गया है कि हर नाकाम वैवाहिक सम्बन्धो में स्त्रियाँ  IPC 498 A और घरेलु हिंसा अधिनियम का व्यापक दुरुपयोग कर रही है संपत्ति हथियाने में. अब ये संशोधन भी एक प्रमुख औजार/ज़रिया बन जाएगा समाप्ति अर्जित करने के लिए.

ये अब एक प्रचलित हथियार बन गया है कि हर नाकाम वैवाहिक सम्बन्धो में स्त्रियाँ IPC 498 A और घरेलु हिंसा अधिनियम का व्यापक दुरुपयोग कर रही है संपत्ति हथियाने में. अब ये संशोधन भी एक प्रमुख औजार/ज़रिया बन जाएगा समाप्ति अर्जित करने के लिए.

इन संशोधनों के परिणाम/अंजाम:

* वैवाहिक वादो के गहन अध्ययन के बाद ये बात स्पष्ट उभर कर आई है कि ज्यादातर वैवाहिक विखंडन का कारण पत्नी का जबर्दस्ती उस संपत्ति पर हक़ जताना रहा है जो पति या उसके रिश्तेदारो ने अर्जित की होती है.

* विवाह अपने पवित्र संस्कारो से वंचित हो जायेंगे और ये सिर्फ संपत्ति अर्जित करने का श्रोत बन जायेंगे। ये अब धीरे धीरे एक परंपरा बनती जा रही है कि भौतिक लाभ की लालसा शादी के द्वारा बढ़ती जा रही है और इस तरह के गलत संशोधनों के व्यापक दुष्परिणाम उभर कर सामने आयेंगे। 

* ये अब एक प्रचलित हथियार बन गया है कि हर नाकाम वैवाहिक सम्बन्धो में स्त्रियाँ  IPC 498 A और घरेलु हिंसा अधिनियम का व्यापक दुरुपयोग कर रही है संपत्ति हथियाने में. अब ये संशोधन भी एक प्रमुख औजार/ज़रिया बन जाएगा समाप्ति अर्जित करने के लिए.

* संपत्ति का अर्जन कई वर्षो की मेहनत का परिणाम होते है ना कि कुछ वर्षो के वैवाहिक संग का. असफल वैवाहिक सम्बन्धो के चलते अपनी गाढ़ी कमाई से अर्जित संपत्ति से हाथ धोने के वजह से पतियो के आत्महत्या के दर में खासी वृद्धि देखी जायेगी जो कि पहले से ही पत्नियों के आत्महत्या के दर की दुगनी है. अपराध दर में भी इस वजह से वृद्धि देखी जायेगी।  

हमारे प्रस्ताव/सुझाव:

* इन अपूर्ण, गलत और भ्रामक संशोधनों को वापस लिया जाए. कानून को लिंगभेद से ऊपर रखा जाए (जेंडर न्यूट्रल), पति या पत्नी शब्द को जीवनसाथी (spouse) शब्द से सम्बोधित किया जाए.

* संपत्ति में हिस्सा पति और पत्नी के वित्तीय योगदान के आधार पर किया जाए.

* अगर वित्तीय योगदान शून्य है तो एक फॉर्मूले का ईज़ाद किया जाए जो शादी की न्यूनतम अवधि का आकलन करे संपत्ति के बॅटवारे के हेतु और उस एक फॉर्मूले का ईज़ाद हो जो योगदान के बारे में सही रूप से निरूपण कर सके.

* शादी से पूर्व इक़रारनामे (pre-nuptial agreement) को कानूनी मान्यता दी जाए. 

* इस बात को बहुत तीव्रता से महसूस किया जाता रहा है कि असफल वैवाहिक सम्बन्धो के चलते पत्नियों को गहरे वित्तीय संकट का सामना करना पड़ता है. विवाह एक संस्था है जो अगर ना चले तो एक लिए पुरस्कार (पत्नी) और एक लिए सजा नहीं होना चाहिए (पति). अगर पत्नी गहरे वित्तीय संकट का सामना कर रह है तो उसकी दूरी के लिए व्यापक प्रबंध किया जाना चाहिए ना कि निरीह पति को इसके लिए दण्डित किया जाना चाहिए. इस सन्दर्भ में हमारा सुझाव ये है है कि: 

# हिन्दू विवाह उत्तराधिकार एक्ट 2005 का कड़ाई से पालन किया जाना चाहिए. स्त्री का हिस्सा जो उसके माता-पिता के घर बनता है उसको या तो शादी के दौरान या तलाक़ की अर्जी देने के समय (किसी भी पक्ष के द्वारा) अपने आप दे देना चाहिए.  

# अगर स्त्री बेरोजगार है या जिसका कैरियर एक लम्बे अंतराल से बाधित हो गया हो तो इस तरह के महिलाओ के भरण पोषण की जिम्मेदारी और उन्हें रोजगार मुहैय्या कराने की जिम्मेदारी सरकार की होनी चाहिए बजाय इसके कि पति पर इस तरह का भार डाला जाए. इस तरह की पत्नियों के वित्तीय संकट दूर करने के लिए “तलाकशुदा पत्नी कल्याण कोष” का गठन किया जाना चाहिए।

Reference/Credit: 

This is Hindi version of a letter addressed to the Parliamentarians prepared by the Men’s Rights Association.The Hindi version has been prepared by the author of this blog post.

 संपत्ति का अर्जन कई वर्षो की मेहनत का परिणाम होते है ना कि कुछ वर्षो के वैवाहिक संग का. असफल वैवाहिक सम्बन्धो के चलते अपनी गाढ़ी कमाई से अर्जित संपत्ति से हाथ धोने के वजह से पतियो के आत्महत्या के दर में खासी वृद्धि देखी जायेगी जो कि पहले से ही पत्नियों के आत्महत्या के दर की दुगनी है. अपराध दर में भी इस वजह से वृद्धि देखी जायेगी।

संपत्ति का अर्जन कई वर्षो की मेहनत का परिणाम होते है ना कि कुछ वर्षो के वैवाहिक संग का. असफल वैवाहिक सम्बन्धो के चलते अपनी गाढ़ी कमाई से अर्जित संपत्ति से हाथ धोने के वजह से पतियो के आत्महत्या के दर में खासी वृद्धि देखी जायेगी जो कि पहले से ही पत्नियों के आत्महत्या के दर की दुगनी है. अपराध दर में भी इस वजह से वृद्धि देखी जायेगी।

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Beautiful Images That Strengthen My Deep Village Connection! (Photo Story Part III)

I am really happy that my previous two posts, namely, Some Breathtaking Images From The Land Of Ganges ( Photo Story Part One) and An Interaction With Ethereal Wonder In My Village (Photo Story Part II) received terrific response from the side of readers. It really overwhelmed me because being an amateur photographer I did not expect such encouraging review.  I was not able to include few images in previous two parts because having given way to strict editing I felt that these images were not as important for creating a perfect impression. Now I feel that these images should also get published, after all, judging whether an image is perfect or not cannot be the sole discretion of the photographer! And ,therefore, I take the liberty to publish some of the images related with the same tour to my village. And by doing that I feel that I am granting moksha to these images- moksha ( total liberation) from my possession 🙂

Train that steadily and slowly moved towards my station Pahara. Word "Pahara" refers to mountainous landscape which prevails in this region..

Train that steadily and slowly moved towards my station Pahara. Word “Pahara” refers to mountainous landscape which prevails in this region..

That's the road which connects Allahabad and Mirzapur..It's runs side by side the rail route to Mirzapur...

That’s the road which connects Allahabad and Mirzapur..It’s runs side by side the rail route to Mirzapur…

Scene around a railway station...

Scene around a railway station…

That's the beauty which encircles Platforms !!!

That’s the beauty which encircles Platforms !!!

Most Passengers I notice are involved either in sleeping inside the train compartment or if they are not doing that they are engaged in dull activities.  And so they always miss such scenes...

Most Passengers I notice are involved either in sleeping inside the train compartment or if they are not doing that they are engaged in dull activities. And so they always miss such scenes…

Indian Railway Stations Have Their Own Charm :-)

Indian Railway Stations Have Their Own Charm 🙂

Vindhyachal: A Shakti Peeth Held In High Regard By The Devotees...

Vindhyachal: A Shakti Peeth Held In High Regard By The Devotees…

 

Black Beauties  Swimming :P :P :P

Black Beauties Swimming 😛 😛 😛

Life Never Stops!!!

Life Never Stops!!!

Life Around Mirzapur Railway Station :P

Life Around Mirzapur Railway Station 😛

Mirzapur : Place Associated With Kajarais ( Folk Songs)

Mirzapur : Place Associated With Kajaris ( Folk Songs)

Passengers Leaving Jhingura Station As They Got Off The Train :P :P :P

Passengers Leaving Jhingura Station As They Got Off The Train 😛 😛 😛

Beautiful Roads .....

Beautiful Roads …..

Eyes so frequently meet  beautiful scenes outside the train window...

Eyes so frequently meet beautiful scenes outside the train window…

So The Train Finally Reached At Pahara Station!

So The Train Finally Reached At Pahara Station!

 

 

The train that brought me to Pahara station leaving the station :P

The train that brought me to Pahara station leaving the station 😛

That's The Small Post Office Operating At Pahara Railway Station....

That’s The Small Post Office Operating At Pahara Railway Station….

Pahara Station Has Two Loop Lines ..This Is The First One...Loop Lines For Passenger Train Means Delay Hours..So We Passengers Pray That Train Never Stops On Loop Line...But Passenger Trains Run More On Loop Lines Than Main Lines Courtesy Controller Sahib In Love With Express and Goods Trains :P :P :P

Pahara Station Has Two Loop Lines ..This Is The First One…Loop Lines For Passenger Train Means Delay Hours..So We Passengers Pray That Train Never Stops On Loop Line…But Passenger Trains Run More On Loop Lines Than Main Lines Courtesy Controller Sahib In Love With Express and Goods Trains 😛 😛 😛

Rice Fields That Belong To Me :P

Rice Fields That Belong To Me 😛

 
And that's the route I travelled to reach to my rice fields and home at Village Kanaura ...That's the route I always followed since childhood...

And that’s the route I travelled to reach to my rice fields and home at Village Kanaura …That’s the route I always followed since childhood…

This beautiful muddy route, connecting Pahara Railway Station with Kanaura village, always haunts my consciousness!!!

This beautiful muddy route, connecting Pahara Railway Station with Kanaura village, always haunts my consciousness!!!

Beautiful Birds Visit My Fields...In The Morning Time I Saw Many Peacocks But Could Not Click Their Images..However, This Fellow Got Clicked...But This One Was Not Very Camera Friendly :P :P :P

Beautiful Birds Visit My Fields…In The Morning Time I Saw Many Peacocks But Could Not Click Their Images..However, This Fellow Got Clicked…But This One Was Not Very Camera Friendly 😛 😛 😛

My Father Sitting Outside My New Home At Village...He Is Architect Of My Dreams At Village :P :P :P

My Father Sitting Outside My New Home At Village…He Is Architect Of My Dreams At Village 😛 😛 😛

Children going to school :P

Children going to school 😛

 

Evening Hours In My Village...

Evening Hours In My Village…

Beautiful View Of My Fields...

Beautiful View Of My Fields…

 

Kids playing outside the road at my new village home :-)

Kids playing outside the road at my new village home 🙂

Regular scene outside my new home in village :-)

Regular scene outside my new home in village 🙂

Life begins with sunrise in villages :-)

Life begins with sunrise in villages 🙂

 

 

Kids playing close to my old ancestral home :P

Kids playing close to my old ancestral home 😛

It's never easy to click the image of birds..You  have to chase them for hours :P :P ...This one is called " Kathphodva :P" in my village :P

It’s never easy to click the image of birds..You have to chase them for hours 😛 😛 …This one is called ” Kathphodva :P” in my village 😛

Grandmother Of These Kids!!!!

Grandmother Of These Kids!!!!

Do you think it's an easy task to walk on these pagdandis-the narrow muddy routes?

Do you think it’s an easy task to walk on these pagdandis-the narrow muddy routes?

Hope greenery always prevails in form of these crops..Imagine if some calamity leads to destruction of these crops? Let's crops always give good yield to farmers!

Hope greenery always prevails in form of these crops..Imagine if some calamity leads to destruction of these crops? Let’s crops always give good yield to farmers!

And hope my deep association continues with Ganges in hereafter journey as well!!

And hope my deep association continues with Ganges in hereafter journey as well!!

At Pahara Station...Dusk has prevailed and my train is late yet I am not worried...I am lost in memories of days spent at my village Kanaura...

At Pahara Station…Dusk has prevailed and my train is late yet I am not worried…I am lost in memories of days spent at my village Kanaura…

Pahara Station Bathed In Evening Light...

Pahara Station Bathed In Evening Light…

An Express Train On Up Line Is Approaching Fast ( Main Line II) ..And you can notice that a passenger train is standing from quite a long time on loop line II :-(

An Express Train On Up Line Is Approaching Fast ( Main Line II) ..And you can notice that a passenger train is standing from quite a long time on loop line II 😦

Anyway, I was back in my city on the eve of Deepawali.. One of the corners of Allahabad City Right Before The Deepavali Celebrations...

Anyway, I was back in my city on the eve of Deepawali.. One of the corners of Allahabad City Right Before The Deepavali Celebrations…

Celebrating Deepawali With Cute Nieces ....One of the reasons I had to cut short my village visit so as to not miss the celebrations with them...

Celebrating Deepawali With Cute Nieces ….One of the reasons I had to cut short my village visit so as to not miss the celebrations with them…

One of the reasons to be at Village is that it sustains my romance with nature..And one of the reasons to be in Allahabad is that it sustains my love for these cute kids ....They are not innocent as they appear :P :P :P...The third one from the left is my cousin :P

One of the reasons to be at Village is that it sustains my romance with nature..And one of the reasons to be in Allahabad is that it sustains my love for these cute kids ….They are not innocent as they appear 😛 😛 :P…The third one from the left is my cousin 😛

For The Readers:

All the images have been clicked by the author of this post. The copyrights of the pics rest with this author. So I request not to make use of any of the pics without prior permission of the author or, for that matter, they can be republished  only after giving due credit to the author while using them in any way.

References:

Link To Part One Of This Photo Story: Some Breathtaking Images From The Land Of Ganges

Link To Part Of This Photo Story: An Interaction With Ethereal Wonder In My Village

 

In Conversation With Well- Known British Author Jeremy Seabrook On Education System

JeremySeabrook: Never Missed To Say Right Words Always

JeremySeabrook: Never Missed To Say Right Words Always!

In the long writing career, spanning over nearly two decades, I got many chances to interact with enlightened minds and share with them a piece of my mind in matters pertaining to critical issues. A long back ago when I was regular contributor for The Statesman’s Viewpoint Column ( Calcutta Edition), I came in touch with Jeremy Seabrook who was then writing for one of its popular columns.

This conversation related with falling standards of education system took place after I came to read his article” Learning Revisited” published in The Statesman on March 14, 2005.

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My  Viewpoint: 

Your write-up is an eye-opener, allowing one to reckon with the hidden facets of education. I am appalled at the manner in which institutions offering so-called gems of knowledge, which in reality are antithetical to creative tendencies lying latent within the recipients, have solidified their base. One reason for it could be that parents are now no longer interested in “value-oriented” teaching methods, simply because it stands in the way of attaining ‘name and fame’. No wonder this could be the reason behind the mind-boggling network of coaching factories, which are making huge profit in the name of offering conductive atmosphere for cracking the entrance tests. 

This attitude of parents has brought a sea change in the attitude of present day students, who weigh everything in materialistic yardsticks or, in other words, in rupee:dollar ratio. After all, who has time for values in the fast-paced life of ours! The real quest for supreme knowledge would always remain a distant dream in absence of change of mindset, especially the parents.  Well, it’s never too easy to change mindset without giving way to measures mired in transparent means. What has guaranteed failure of projects in this regard has been wide gap between theory and practice besides infrastructural bottlenecks. Let’s realize that mere propaganda is not going to solve this issue. 

Unfortunately, this is what both Left and Right wings are used to. Their stances, diametrically opposite to each other, have wiped out the vigour of those wishing to make worthwhile contributions, so much so that if one does not yield to their outdated notions one is bound to invite troubles of all sorts. The message is clear: Rise above ideological fanaticism to stop the degradation of education system, something so imperative to prevent the innocent minds turning into  robot. 

Vivekananda rightly remarked that ” education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and run riot there, undigested, all life. We must have life-building, man-making, character-making assimilation of ideas”. Will anyone please translate this into reality? 

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Jeremy Seabrook: One Of The Great Writers Who Inspired Me To Keep Writing!

Jeremy Seabrook: One Of The Great Writers Who Inspired Me To Keep Writing!

Jeremy Seabrook’s Viewpoint:

Many thanks for your helpful and kind e-mail. Indeed, education has become not an end in itself, noble and worthwhile, but an instrument for material gain and industrial conformism. In this sense, of course, the educational system is only an emanation of the society that produces it, and an expression of the social values and mores of which it is a symptom. Intervention for change involves a complete change in the social and moral structures of globalism-no small thing, but a project we should not abandon simply because of its apparent attainability. 

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About Jeremy Seabrook:

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My first book was The Unprivileged, 1967, the story of my own family, a path breaking oral history from the late 18th century to the 1960s. This was followed by City Close-Up, a portrait, through the words of the people, of Blackburn in Lancashire.
 
In the 1970s, I wrote What Went Wrong? Working People and the Ideals of the Labour Movement; a book which, when published in the USA, was sub-titled Why hasn’t Having More Made People Happier?
 

Mother and Son, a memoir, appeared in 1980, and an indictment of Thatcher’s Britain,Unemployment, in 1982.
 
Work on India and Bangladesh followed, notably, Notes from another India and Children of Other Worlds, a comparison of child labour in nineteenth century London and present-day Dhaka in Bangladesh. My book, Love in a Different Climate, described how male same-sex relationships in India differ from those in the West.

 I have contributed to most major newspapers in Britain over the years, and have written for Granta. I am a regular contributor to New Internationalist – which has published three of my books in the last decade, most recently Consuming Cultures: Globalization and Local Lives. I write for Race and Class and Third World Resurgence, based in Penang, Malaysia.

Courtesy: http://jeremyseabrook.net/biography.html

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More About Jeremy Seabrook:

“He became an associate honorary fellow at the University of Bradford’s Department of Peace Studies 1995 to 1998 and an associate at the Institute of Race Relations, UK, from 2004 onwards.

He has made several documentaries for BBC radio and TV on social, environmental and developmental issues.

Since 1963, Seabrook has written for publications including: New Society, the Guardian, the Times, the Independent, New Statesman, New Internationalist, Race and Class, Third World Resurgence, Third World Network and others.

He has also written over 40 books, including;

Travels in the Skin Trade – looking at the psychology of western men who travel to southeast Asia for sexual adventures (Pluto Press).

A World Growing Old – the implications of an ageing population, north and south (Pluto Press).”

Courtesy: The Guardian

What will be her future?

What will be her future?

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Tale Of Three Great Street Dogs, Which Protected An Abandoned Baby

The Three Saviours

The Three Saviours

This world seems to have fallen prey to negative forces. Or else, it would have been easy to find meaning in the happenings of world. Old friends turn into foes in no time; parents leave the kids into lurch, whom they once raised with great care; trust gets repeatedly shattered by the ones who are supposed to be most  trustworthy; lovers who loved each other with great intimacy come to parting of ways over  insignificant issues; friends appear more lethal than actual enemies, and couples who tied knot in glittering ceremony having religious and legal sanctity, live in same relationship which a customer strikes with a sex-worker.

While surfing the net, I came across this very moving picture. It shows a new-born protected by three stray dogs. The news item below this picture, clicked by Tapan Mukherjee, stated that these three dogs not only protected this child throughout the night but also followed the crowd, which carried the baby to Burtolla Police Station. They remained there and returned only after the Officer-in-charge at Burtolla Police Station completed the proceedings of shifting it to home for abandoned babies.

This baby was placed near the dustbin in one of the localities of Calcutta on the evening of 23rd May, 1996. One might argue that  this type of incidents are pretty common in nation having population of more than one billion people. It’s understood that this baby either due to social stigma or curse of poverty was left at the mercy of fate. Still, the photograph filled me with pain. That’s because I have seen many couples wishing to have baby but baby always eludes their fate. They remain childless. On the other hand, we find parents subjecting their child to such cruel treatment, involving abandonment.

True, human beings in our times might be competing with devil, but it appears animals have retained the attributes found in Lord. They realize what sensitivity really means, and the great words/phrases carved by human beings like “care” and “sense of responsibility” are in actuality lived by animals, or else one would have found such words in dictionaries alone. Paradoxically,  these stray dogs are projected as nuisance by civilized human beings and subjected to death. However, human beings continue to emerge successful with their shrewd manueveres  which are not only poisoning social relationships but also corrupting the entire globe. Kudos to these street dogs, which exhibited to God’s most beautiful creation, human being, the art of offering true help. Kudos to news reporter Pinaki Mujumdar, for reporting this heart-rending news in touching manner, making it clear that some people are still left in fourth estate to add dignity to it.

No..No..This was not the part of rescue  team :p

No..No..This one was not the part of rescue team :p

 

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Photograph by Tapan Mukherjee, courtesy Aajkaal, a Bengali daily (Dated 25th May 1996)

Original News Report Filed By Pinaki Mujumdar

Savage Humans and Stray Dogs, a book by Hiranmay Karlekar, Sage Publications 2008

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Read It At Your Peril: The Most Fucking Article!

Avoid Swear Words


APPEAL/APOLOGY

Let me tender my apology, at the very onset, to enlightened readers, especially the female readers. I could have roped in a more reader-friendly title than such a shocking heading. However, any attempts to do so would have defeated the very purpose of writing such a shocking piece. In my eyes, only hypocrites would call it vulgar, and naturally bring in use the trash button. But even if they decide to use the trash button, I would like them to read the article and try to be on the par with the essence of the whole article. The people around us are day and night bombarding the ear drums with such shocking epithets, and we have, apparently, stopped treating them as offending. If that’s the case then I think there is no point in raising hue and cry about article being objectionable and crude. But the sad reality is that it really hurts when one hears such epithet. So what’s the motive? To make it clear that let’s not make abuses part and parcel of routine conversations. It’s, indeed, a very shocking experience if someone hurls it at you all of a sudden, making you taken aback. If we can use better phrases then why we have made abusive language part of our conversations? And if one is not ashamed of using abuses in conversations then I don’t think one should find anything objectionable in reading them onscreen in an article format!

Another reason why I have written this article is that I love to bring darker aspects of life in open. Let’s get realistic and be not ashamed in reading what we have become used to in our daily lives! One laughs loud to bluff it away or pretends that one did not hear it all when such words appear, all of a sudden, in the daily conversations. I don’t think that’s going to bring any qualitative changes in our mannerism!!!

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My idea of writing this article first hit the mind some years back when I was in New Delhi. I came to anticipate these modern mantras very often there. Mind you not only the commoners were using but also the high and mighty uttered them proving that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Even the teenage girls and boys let fly with tirade of abuses on small pretexts. In the evenings, we used to walk around PVR situated close to Jawahar Lal University (JNU). One gentleman there inquired about Photostat shop. On not being able to locate one he bursted out: “Behan Chod Sirf Cigarette Aur Beer Ki Dukan Hi Delhi Mein Hai Kya? Behen Chod Ek Din Sale Sab Marenge.” (These sister-fuckers have opened shops selling beer and cigarettes.  I cannot find any Photostat shop.) He was not all wrong. I could see teenage girls and boys smoking and there were beer bottles scattered around all along the path. If you happen to commute by a DTC bus there, I am sure you would be surrounded by nothing else but choicest abuses. “Behen Chod Ticket Nahi Lega Kya” (Sister-fucker!  Will you not have the ticket?) Or “Behan Chold Chal Utar Tera Stoppage Aa Gaya Hai”(Sister-fucker! Get off the bus. You have arrived at the destination.) Interestingly, one US citizen, who was traveling with me, could not resist himself from asking me what these words really mean. He opened his small notebook, wherein he seemed to have jotted down these abuses. I gave a smile and told him that these are foul words.

I had similar experiences when I was in Mumbai. A boy hardly in his teens from a well-to-do family was walking waywardly on a busy street .Obviously, he was drunk. He seemed to have a bitter fight with her girl-friend studying in class seventh! “Behen Chod Mere Saath Nahi Chalegi.Kutiya Kahi Ki ! Khud Dus Logo Ke Saath Ghumti Hai Tab Kuch Nahi Jata.” (Sister-fucker! She hates to be my side. Bitch! She had no problems when she moved with so many strangers.)

I don’t know what’s happening in the Western world but it’s quite clear that there too foul words have become integral part of their routine conversation. I would like to quote a certain excerpt from a dialogue, which took place on a prominent site that deals with publication of poems and short stories. I am also one of its prominent contributors. The best thing of this whole conversation is that it has taken place between two best friends, and that too in a lighter vain. Here is the excerpt: “You fucking idiot!! Tread carefully motherfucker, I can find you and I will not be nice, pray to your imaginary friend now asshole. AIDS? What the fuck do you know? You can only get that from people who are infected with the HIV and without a condom, you fucking idiot. Primitive minded mother-fucker. Go swing out of a tree monkey.” (It’s unedited version of the comment.)

Anyway, I must tell what’s happening in India instead of revealing the darker sides of Western world. Today we are hell-bent on improving the face of Indian police. I don’t know when that’s going to take place. I don’t know how many of us have encountered Policwallah (Policeman) speaking in a friendly way. He is one of the most dreaded species on earth. On very small pretexts, you will find him using foul words. They never miss an opportunity to turn you into a caricature. A friend of mine was returning from a late-night party with his sister. A policeman on the beat asked him to stop. The policeman went closer to them and asked,” Where are you roaming with this Laundiya (Girl)? ” You expect something better from a lady police officer. However, even they are also devoid of good mannerism, better words. They too find nothing wrong in using foul words. Look how they dealt with group of innocent girls brought to book for their alleged involvement in prostitution racket: “Kutiya Dhanda Karti Hai Aur Yeha Aakar Drama Kar Rahi Hai.” (These bitches are involved in prostitution and now they are pretending at the police station.)Well, one expects something better from women officials. But they seem to be setting new standards of degradation!! The lives of policemen hover around foul words, and, therefore, there are endless tales related with their intimate bond with abuses. Recently, some eminent sports persons in Varanasi were manhandled and treated roughly by the petty constables with choicest abuses.

Well, I can say that fast-paced life of ours has wrecked our nerves, to an extent that we have no control over our mouths. As a lawyer, when I first entered in the premises of Allahabad High Court, it felt really great. Indeed, it’s a great place. However, I came to notice that almost all the lawyers enjoyed close proximity with foul words. I came to notice that senior lawyers usually handled their juniors very roughly. Being a rebel of some sort, I refused to be part of this chain of events which my friend tell that it’s essential to face such trials and tribulations to turn into a more practical guy. My other colleagues told me that they (read senior lawyers) are reshaping your tendencies in order to overcome rough moments with ease during the proceedings. However, I ignored their advice. But what they said had an element of truth. If you have witnessed proceedings in divorce related cases, you would come to notice that words like “Kutiya” (Bitch) “Chinar” (Loose character women) , “Randi” (Prostitute) fly thick and fast from both the sides right in front of the Honourable Justice!

Looking this issue from a different perspective, I think that’s why women in our villages during marriage ceremony hurl abuses at the groom’s family when they come to have food. Sometimes they are used as tools to create intimacy, to create familiarity. I have heard that abuses hurled by saints are considered to some form of blessing. Even the prominent Hindi writers and poets are not ashamed in hurling choicest abuses whenever possible. That’s why I feel pretty uncomfortable in their company! But that’s something a natural affair for them. Even prominent Muslim writers like Taslima Nasreen(Lajja fame female writer), Ismat Chugtai and Saadat Hasan Manto have frequently used foul words .

But that cannot be used an excuse to provide an exalted position to Gaali (foul word) in our lives. Let’s come to respect the sense and sensibilities of each other. No doubt it’s very hard to rise above foul words during tense moments but we can certainly avoid making them part of our routine conversations. And some day, we will learn to say the unpleasant things in a refined language. There is no dearth of pleasant words in dictionary. Let’s learn to use them to convey both our good and bad feelings. If that’s not possible, let us use them in rarest of rare times.

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When Carvind Met With Lord (Humourous Short Story)

Carvind: In The Company Of Lord

Carvind: In The Company Of Lord


Carvind, belonged to the world of naughtiest kids. This image of innocence, a pure-hearted spirit, was always found involved in some sort of mess by his parents, who were quite a character in themselves. Naturally, Carvind was natural ally for all disturbing elements. One day, the Lord appeared in his dreams at an unusual hour and said:” My son, I want to visit earth to see how it fares in Kali Age.”  “Lord I have heard that you give darshana (appear) at auspicious hours and so I am really surprised to find you at such an odd hour,” said Carvind.

Carvind had slept late in the night. “Vatsa (my dear son), what can I do! You people have given way to strange habits, which defy my system. I waited for you to sleep at proper time but you never did so,” answered the Lord. Carvind felt really embarrassed. “My son, I would come tomorrow and be visible only to you. Though you have often entered in nuisance of all sorts and defied my mode of life as mentioned in the scriptures, it’s quite pleasing to see the temple of innocence prevailing in your heart. I am glad that you find time to remember me.”

Carvind was now fully awake after being in that trance like state. He started recollecting the episodes. How beautiful Lord appeared! The one infinite blue-bodied Narayana was clothed in his “yellow garb”. In his four hands, he carried the conch, the discus, the mace and the lotus. A soft but impressive golden light environed the Lord. He soon became sad as he failed to greet Lord with folded hands and also did not bother to touch his feet.

Carvind decided to rectify his mistake. This morning he extended the duration of his pooja, performing it with greater concentration. He planned to greet Him methodically on His arrival. Carvind got involved in preparations to receive Him and the day soon gave way to evening. He went to bed soon but since he never slept that early, the sleep remained elusive. Anyway, his mind was full of excitement-something that kept sleep at safe distance from the eyes.

He woke up at 3 am. It was dark outside and others were still in deep slumber. Carvind had his bath, which created noise sufficient enough to awaken his mother from deep sleep. She saw Carvind shivering and lost her cool. “So it was not cat but you who were producing such strange sounds in the middle of the night!”  “You have become the agent of problems for us” she said before marching towards her bedroom.

Carvind ignored her wrath and sat down for meditation. Today, he attained the divine state very soon. The various zones of his brain got filled with divine consciousness.” Now I have attained a perfect state of mind to receive Him” spoke Carvind to himself as he waited for the Lord’s arrival. He was becoming quite impatient. “Has the Lord forgotten his promise? By now He should have arrived.” Then under the impact of past tendencies, his mind got focused on beautiful girl, whom he had seen at magazine shop near his home.

“Dear son! Please regain your sense. It’s time to break your sahaj yoga (spontaneous attunement), “a familiar voice hit the ear drums of Carvind. The Lord was standing in front of Carvind and His smile said all! Carvind, for a while said nothing, just the way a child gets caught by the mother stealing food from the kitchen. He bent down and touched His Lotus feet, offered some flowers which he had stolen from the garden of his neighbor guarded by a dangerous Doberman, and then washed his feet with holy water, which her mother had warned not to use at all; after all, she had brought it from quite a distance.

Krishna's Lotus Feet

Krishna’s Lotus Feet

 

The fragrance of His body left him spell bound, rejuvenating his dull senses. “Will Lord, tell me the name of the perfume He uses? If I get hold of this brand of perfume, it would make him instant hit amid his boring girlfriends, always complaining about his choice of clothes and perfume.”

“ Won’t we move out, little angel?” asked the Lord in pleasing voice. “Oh! Definitely Lord” said Carvind, once again found caught on the wrong foot by the Lord. They were now on the road to Sangam(Confluence of three rivers at Allahabad: the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati). The tempo in which they were sitting was nearly chock-a-block with passengers. The record player was on and devotional songs, based on latest chart-busters echoed inside the tempo. “If I am not wrong, these songs in some way seem to be connected with me,” remarked the Lord with displeasure. “Lord, very few people in the world remember you in the ways prescribed by you in ancient times. Human beings of modern times have attained new means of attaining intimacy with you. They are no longer interested in going by your likes and dislikes.”

“My son, I find iron rods on every roof top, connected to strange Chakra (discus) like round object. What purpose do they serve? Are they some sort of safety device, which prevent you people from dangers?” “No Lord! They do not save human beings from dangers; instead, they drown them deeper into ocean of heinous crimes and problems. This is known as dish antenna, which is connected with a device called Television, watched by human beings the way Yogis fix attention on your form during meditation!”

They were now on the banks of the Ganges. The unhygienic condition that prevailed there left Lord in bitter mood. Dead bodies, bones and waste material were floating on the water. “Whom are you trying to locate?” asked Carvind. “Vatsa, in my previous incarnations I always found people meditating and performing tapas at the banks of Ganges. I am really surprised that nobody is engaged in such pious activity. Where have these people disappeared?” “Lord, they are all sleeping. They are all lost in deep sleep after having watched late night movies, and people like my father and mother, who usually work till late hours of the night, and then go to sleep,  just cannot leave bed too early.”

The Lord was pleased to find a Shiva temple. They entered inside the temple and found dogs roaming there. One of them was busy in searching leftovers there; another one was comfortably sleeping over the Shivalinga. I looked at the face of Lord to notice His reaction but He seemed to be lost in some different world.

“Lord, it is not the fault of these dogs. These hungry dogs arrived here in search of food, and entered inside the temple” The compassionate Lord produced food and offered them to the hungry dogs.  Carvind’s attitude towards animals had please the Lord. After performing pooja there, they moved out of the temple. In the way, they met some cows. The Lord rushed towards them. He was visibly very happy on seeing them. “Do you love cows?” asked the Lord. “Yes, since they remind me of my mother. She has cow like eyes and when she is angry I also notice same pointed thorns on her head as I come to notice in these cows.”  These cows had very little fat on their bodies and most of them looked quite weak.

“Don’t you people take care of creatures? Have I not provided you enough resources and, in some cases, more than enough? In fact, the case is that you people have become greedy and do not believe in charity at all.”  The cows standing there suddenly vanished. The Lord sent them to unknown destination, having grass and safe water in abundance. The Lord had suggested Carvind to take him to the needy people. They moved towards slums located close to the rail tracks. The Lord was eager to cross these tracks to reach to the other side but Carvind prevented him from doing so.

“But why?“ asked the Lord. “The signal lights are bright green and so let’s wait. Let the train pass.” He thanked Carvind for providing such valuable life-giving information. The train passed and they moved to the other side. Carvind was amazed at the simplicity of the Lord. The Lord was moved to see the bare bodies of the starving children. The labourers living there were getting ready to leave in search of work. It was a noisy scene. The pungent smell of garbage, scattered around us, entered inside our nostrils, which forced us to leave the spot.

The Lord seemed to be lost in some thoughts after witnessing such a scene. “Lord, that‘s the condition which prevails in the whole nation. The wealth has been distributed in an unequal manner. The rich people have got everything; the poor people have been left at the mercy of fate. The poor person always finds himself in all sorts of troubles. Lord, you sound right that greed is cause of sufferings. “Is nobody working for the cause of poor people?” inquired Lord. “Lord, nobody is working sincerely for their cause. Some organizations, which in the beginning worked in whole-hearted manner, became political in their approach, and thus, deviated away from the cause of the poor people.

They had now arrived near a school. God wished to see the activities inside the school. Unfortunately, it was a government-run school. The teachers were nowhere in sight. The blackboard was barren like a dead river. Some senior students were busy in discussion revolving around good and bad points of latest movies running in the theaters of city. The junior ones were seriously trying to make their paper aircraft attain the maximum height, and also attain the perfect aerial route!  Some girls have already opened their Tiffin boxes and were in great hurry to finish the lunch! We found one section of boys getting ready for cricket match and so heated discussion regarding the format of the match was in full flow.

They had moved out of the school and now walking on the road in leisurely way. They came to anticipate a large gathering of people and they turned towards it. It was a meeting organized by the rationalists to create awareness in society and motivate people to develop scientific spirit. The chief speaker asked loudly, “Has anyone of us seen God? No. Then why do we  believe in His existence? My friend, you people should not waste time in adoring abstractions by strengthening faith in Lord. I request you all to be more realistic by giving way to scientific explanations.”

For a while they listened to him with great attention but they soon gave way to peals of derisive laughter. They said enough is enough and made sure, as they moved away from that spot, that his words fail to hit their ear drums. Carvind was now feeling hungry as he had not eaten anything since morning. The sun was now shining above their heads. Carvind brought two cups of tea and some pieces of bread from nearby tea stall.

“Vatsa, I find its taste unique. I wasn’t offered this flavor during my previous arrivals on earth. I need nothing, and, therefore,  I come to taste this drink, sheer out of grace, as an offering on part of little Bhakta (devotee) like you”  said the Lord in a hilarious tone.

“Lord, please forgive me!  I am ruled by my desires. That‘s why I dared to offer you tea. However, Lord, if tea vanished from our lives, millions of people across the globe would never get out of their beds! We have become slaves of very things we have discovered!”

They did not drink the tea even as the Lord was eager to empty the cup totally. They arrived at a juice corner and sat there on a bench in a relaxed manner. The staff at the juice corner was asked to serve the juice. The person, who was told to serve the juice, was surprised that I needed one extra glass even as I was all alone! At a close distance was a busy bus stand. Some college going girls had been waiting for the arrival of buses. Like previous days, arrived some youths and started making obscene gestures at them. There were many people present at the bus stand but they preferred to remain mute spectator. But toady something unusual happened. Some men in uniform appeared from nowhere and beat these youths black and blue. They were arrested and taken to police station. The girls and others were quite taken aback as they never found men in uniform intervening in such a timely manner. They like, filmy cops, were used to arrive only after the criminals have left the crime scene.

Carvind stared at the face of Lord and a big smile appeared on his cute face. He realized why the cops had appeared all of a sudden. “Lord, these grown up modern youths do not believe in living life based on values and principles. At next corner, you would find girls and boys consuming cigarette and beer. The cut throat competition has murdered their sensitivity.”

“ My son, every age has got its own peculiar tendencies. The cycle of good and bad actions never stops and as it rotates, it unleashes various effects. You are an enlightened soul, Carvind! You must be aware that Gunas(attributes) constitute character of a human being. When Sattva increases, it brings peace and knowledge. The increase in Rajas creates desires, leading to hectic activities and rise of Tamas creates ignorance, bringing pain and misery. One should always try to increase ones sattva portion in the personality. That also ensures peace and stability in the external world. The change is inevitable and so one should not worry too much about particular condition or happening.”

“Vatsa, now I wish to return back to my abode but before I disappear I would love to meet a real devotee. Carvind took him to home of man in late 40s. He had a wife and three daughters. Though he wanted to have a male child, he had only daughters. He had no source of income and yet he and his family were always found smiling. The girls went to government run school and were talented in many ways. Since the person had gone outside, Carvind and Lord were welcomed by his wife and daughters. His wife was always delighted to find Carvind at his door step and sudden visit has surprised them all. Lord had a close look the home. It lacked many articles required for sophisticated living yet the home looked complete. It had traces of bliss in the atmosphere.  Meanwhile, his wife told Carvind that his husband is retarded in terms of worldly understanding.  He has no idea what it means to live life in practical terms. The people around him treat him to be a fool but it appears he doesn’t feel bad about it. Meanwhile his youngest daughter, Gauri, interrupting the monologue of her mother, sang for us a beautiful devotional song. Her amazing voice left all of us spellbound.  What Carvind really liked about her was that she never said no to singing, even in front of strangers. However, she disliked film music unless it had classical base or really sweet melody. His father has now arrived and seeing Carvind became really happy.

Carvind told him that Gauri had just now sung a beautiful bhajan for us. His father seemed to be pleased but said that she was least interested in refining her voice through regular practice sessions. He stated that Lord has given him enough and though he cannot manage all, he is always in a relaxed state of mind. He never felt he is the actual doer. Lord is driving this body and he noticed that instead of me, Lord has taken better care of his family. Lord’s effort brings greater results than his own individual effort.  And so whenever he has to leave home all of a sudden for a long distance journey, he leaves leaving everything on Lord’s shoulder and when he returns he finds home in lesser mess.  At that point, his wife informed him that, like always, person acting as in-charge of their fields has cheated them by giving less share of the produce! He received the news with smile.  At that point, Carvind and Lord left his room after seeking permission from his family. However, before leaving, this man didn’t forget to compliment Carvind about his eyes and smile and told him that today he found him unusually attractive! “My mother called me this morning son of monkey,” said Carvind. Hearing that not even Lord could prevent himself from giving way to loud laughter! Others were naturally in grip of incredulous laughter.

“Before leaving do teach fitting lesson to my mother. No time for me and not even for herself.  She all the time works and just works. And my father! He is like you in a sense that he is always lost in some thoughts. When he is not thinking that way, he is always writing something. They are always pretty conscious about my monkey business.  Is it a crime to steal guavas from someone’s trees? If I do not steal them, they soon fall on ground and become unfit for eating. I am preventing the fruits from getting wasted and they all perceive it as a monkey business and give me a bad name.”

Lord heard the tale of Carvind with great attention.  He noticed that Carvind has become extremely sad on hearing that he was about to leave. “Do not lose heart. I promise to reside in your heart forever. I would always remain one with you. I know everything, and, therefore, such visits do not mean anything to Me. I come on earth to meet extremely cute children like you-monkeys with sensibility found in cows!  So promise me that you would not act as monkey with a razor not only for this world but also for your parents!”

“ I had to say something to you. You would never drop me from your memory and your heart as you come to live a life based on virtues. In nutshell, move in this world freely with an unbroken remembrance of mine” said Lord as He embraced Carvind in His divine arms.

Carvind bent down to touch his Lotus feet and soon forgot everything. Carvind regained normalcy after few hours. Carvind desperately looked for Him but in vain. Lord had returned to His abode.  As he closed his eyes, Carvind, felt deep peace within his mind and heart. It was sign of His eternal presence. He had vanished to become one with Carvind!

Lord Always Finds A Way To Connect With A True Devotee

Lord Always Finds A Way To Connect With A True Devotee

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एक बात उन पिताओ से जो अपने बच्चो को नहीं समझते

ऐसे पिता कम हुएँ जिन्होंने बच्चो को वाकई समझा

ऐसे पिता कम हुएँ जिन्होंने बच्चो को वाकई समझा


किसी ने सही कहा है  वे पिता कम ही होते है जो अपने बच्चो को सही सही समझ पाते है. ज्यादातर बच्चे अपने पिता से नहीं उलझते क्योकि उनमे और पिता के सोच में भेद नहीं होता. जो व्यावहारिक ज्ञान पिता देना चाहते है  संसार में सफलता प्राप्त करने के वास्ते  बच्चे पिता के  उसी  ज्ञान को  ग्रहण करते है बिना किसी के प्रतिरोध के क्योकि उनमे भी संसारिकता कूट कूट कर भरी होती है. लिहाज़ा तकरार की संभावना कम होती है.माता पिता बच्चो को धूर्त बनाना चाहते है और बच्चे बनते है क्योकि समाज ही ऐसा है जहा धूर्तता आवश्यक है समाज में आगे बढ़ने के लिए.  सामने वाले का गला काट दो और उफ भी ना करो इस तरह की निर्ममता का सम्प्रेषण अक्सर माता-पिता और बच्चो के बीच होता है. इसलिए आप देखेंगे कि समाज में विषमता बढ़ी है.  समाज और क्रूर और निष्ठुर हुआ है. संवेदनशीलता और घटी है.

बिडम्बना ये है कि हर माता पिता चाहते है कि समाज बच्चो के लिए जो उनका भविष्य है थोडा सा बेहतर बने पर अपने जीवन में इस सोच को उतार नहीं पाते है. शायद माया के प्रभाव में वे ये समझ नहीं पाते है कि जब आप बबुल बो देते है तो आम होने की संभावना  बिल्कुल ख़त्म हो जाती है.  ऐसा नहीं कि वे बच्चो को दी गयी गलत शिक्षा का, व्यावहारिकता के नाम पर, का दुष्परिणाम नहीं भोगते.  बिल्कुल भोगते है पर तब तक देर बहुत हो  चुकी होती है और इसके साथ ही एक  दूसरी पीढ़ी उन्ही गलत बात को सत्य मानकर तैयार हो चुकी होती है.  लिहाज़ा पिता और पुत्रो के बीच ये व्यावहारिक ज्ञान का आदान प्रदान चलता रहता है. और साथ में चलता रहता है ये विधवा विलाप कि बच्चे हमारी सुनते नहीं. हमने इतना किया  और आज हमारा ही तिरस्कार करके बुढापे में अकेला छोड़  गए. ये ड्रामेबाजी भी साथ में चलती रहती है. ये भूल जाते है कि  बच्चा पेट से सीखकर नहीं आता. ठीक है कुछ अच्छे बुरे संस्कार लेकर आता है पेट से पर उनका शोधन हो सकता था अगर वाकई माता पिता उन्हें बेहतर शिक्षा देते बेहतर शिक्षा के नाम पर.

लेकिन हम उन्हें मक्कार बनाने की शिक्षा देते है ताकि वे इस सड़े गले समाज में उनके द्वारा स्थापित परिपाटी पर आसानी से चल सके.  जो नहीं चल पाते इनसे उनका छत्तीस का आकंडा होता है लेकिन ये अपवाद ही होते है. ज्यादातर बच्चे उसी सांचे में ढलते है जो उनको विरासत में मिलता है. ये अलग बात है कि जो आग ये लगाते  है अंत में उसी में झुलस जाते है लेकिन इसके बावजूद ये ड्रामा पीढ़ी  डर पीढ़ी चलता रहता है.  अंत में ऐसे माता पिता अलग धलग पड़ जाते है. वक्त के साथ पिटे हुए मोहरे होकर अलग कटते कटते तमाम शिकवो शिकायतों  के साथ ये इस दुनिया से से चले जाते है.  शिकायत मसलन बच्चो ने इस बुढापे में उनको बिल्कुल अकेला  छोड़ दिया.  ये बताते वक्त वे भूल जाते है कि इन्होने ही आखिर संतानों को समझाया कि मानवीय रिश्तो से बड़े पैसे कमाने की कला होती है. सो अब किस बात की आपत्ति कि जब बच्चो ने इस कला में पारंगत होकर आपको सम्मान देना जरूरी नहीं समझा. 

खैर अपवाद की बाते करे. वे संताने जो पिता के व्यावहारिक ज्ञान को नकारते हुए समाज  को कुछ बेहतर देने का प्रयास करते है  वे खुद समाज और पिताओ की नज़र में सबसे बड़े निकम्मे और कामचोर होते है.  ऐसा आज से नहीं अनादि काल से है.  आप को अक्सर वहा कांफ्लिक्ट देखने को मिलेगा जहा पर जरा संताने अपने पिता से हट के सोच रखती है.  ऐसी संतानों को समाज और पिता दोनों की नज़रो में गिरना पड़ता है क्योकि वे समाज के गंदे समीकरणों  को ध्वस्त करके आगे बढ़ते है.  मेरा तो यही कहना है पिताओं से कि संतानों पे अपना पुराना पड़ चुका ज्ञान और इच्छाएं ना थोपे. उन्हें अपने निर्णय खुद लेने दे.  अगर वे गलत  है प्रकृति उन्हें सही रास्ते पे स्वयं ला देंगी. आप उन्हें बस अपना रास्ता स्वयं बनाने में सहायता देते चले. वैसे ओशो की बात में इस  बात का जवाब छुपा है कि समाज बदलता क्यों नहीं. 

“शुरू हुई राजनीति।
अब तुम इनको पारंगत करोगे राजनीति में,
चालाक बनाओगे, बेईमान बनाओगे।
और फिर तुम बड़ी हैरानी की बातें करते हो बाद में।
जब पढ़ा-लिखा आदमी बेईमान हो जाता है,
तुम कहते हो यह कैसी शिक्षा है!
पूरी बीस-पच्चीस वर्ष की उम्र तक
तुम व्यक्ति को बेईमान होने की शिक्षा देते हो।
फिर जब वह आ कर जेबें काटने लगता है
और बेईमानी करने लगता है, धोखाधड़ी करता है,
तो तुम कहते हो यह मामला क्या है?
इससे तो गैर-पढ़े-लिखे बेहतर थे,
कम से कम बेईमान तो न थे।
गैर पढ़ा-लिखा बेईमान हो भी नहीं सकता;
बेईमानी के लिए कुशलता चाहिए।
पकड़ा जाएगा अगर जरा बेईमानी की।
उसके लिए थोड़ी कारीगरी चाहिए।
उसके लिए विश्वविद्यालय का सर्टिफिकेट चाहिए।” 
 (ओशो)
बच्चो को मासूम रहने दे

बच्चो को मासूम रहने दे

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अक्ल नहीं नक़ल के सहारे पास होते बच्चे और लाइनों में सडती जवानी

चलती रहे यूँ नक़ल

चलती रहे यूँ नक़ल

मुझे याद आते है स्कूल के दिन जब चीटिंग करने के नायाब तरीके लोगो हम लोगो ने इजाद कर रखे थे. ये एक बहुत गौड़ रूप में छोटे स्तर पर व्याप्त था. मतलब इतनी ही नक़ल हम कर पाते थे कि इशारे से आगे वाले से कुछ पूछ लिया और अगर ईश्वर मेहरबान रहा और आगे वाला बंदा अच्छे मूड में रहा तो एक दो सूत्र बता देता था. इससें ज्यादा कुछ नहीं क्योकि इंग्लिश मीडियम के स्कूल में जल्लाद रूपी मैम के चलते इससें ज्यादा जुर्रत किसी की नहीं होती थी और यदि धर लिए गए तो फिर तो खैर नहीं. अब जैसे एक वाकया याद आता है कि फिजिक्स टेस्ट में कुछ नहीं आ रहा था.  इज्ज़त बची रहे इस खातिर हिम्मत जुटा के अपने ठीक पीछे बैठी पढने में तेज़ लड़की से कुछ पूछा तो इस कदर आँख दिखाई कि फिर किसी से कुछ पूछ नहीं पाया.  मामला इतना आसान रहता तो मै भूल गया होता हुआ. हुआ यही कि टीचर ने उस दिन कापी आगे पीछे एक्सचेंज करके चेक करवा दी.  जिस लड़की से पूछा था उसी के पास कापी भी चेक करने चली गयी.  जो नंबर मिल सकते थे वे भी चले गए. खैर इस मासूम से माहौल से गुज़रते हुए हम सब ने आगे चलकर मेहनत के बल पे सफलता हासिल की.  पर आज का परिदृश्य बहुत बदला सा नज़र आता है.  गुरु और शिष्य के समीकरण विकृत तो हुए ही है पठन पाठन का माहौल भी बहुत रसातल में चला गया है.

आज नक़ल सुनियोजित होती है जिसमे माफिया पैसे लेकर ठेके पे नक़ल कराते है ना करने देने पर प्रिंसिपल से लेकर गुरूजी तक को ठोक दिया जाता है.  आज मास्टर साहब की सक्षमता इस बात से मापी जाती है कि वे नक़ल करा पाने में काबिल है कि नहीं.  कापिया बदल दी जाती है.  चेले लोग गुरु से सफा सफा पूछते है नक़ल की क्या व्यवस्था है जैसे कि नक़ल पे उनका जन्मसिद्ध अधिकार हो.  जो नक़ल करके पास हो गया वो सिकंदर और जो ना कर पाया वो सड़क पे मदारी के हाथो नाचने वाले बन्दर सी शक्ल वाला हो जाता है.  हालात ये है कि जो कभी उन हालातो में पास हुएँ है जब नकल नहीं हुई बोर्ड में तो कहते है साहब हम तो कल्याणजी के ज़माने में बोर्ड परीक्षा पास किये है.  एक वक्त ऐसा आया कि नक़ल की इतनी छूट मिली कि गोबर गणेश टाईप के बहुत सारे पप्पू भी अस्सी परसेंट से पास हो गए. बात थोड़ी गंभीर है. इतने झुण्ड के झुण्ड बच्चे इस तरह थोक के भाव पास हो रहे है और उतने ही थोक के भाव कुकुरमुत्ते की तरह उग आये इंजिनीयरिंग कालेज में एडमिशन भी ले रहे है.  जो नहीं पैसा जुटा पाए वे यूनिवर्सिटी में दाखिला ले लिए फिर लग गए आई ए एस की तैयारी में!! य़ूजीसी इस बात से हैरान परेशान है कि रिसर्च की गुणवत्ता में काफी गिरावट आई है.  अब ये नहीं समझ में आता कि इस तरह की प्राथमिक और उच्च शिक्षा हासिल करने वाले अच्छे शोध पत्र कैसे तैयार करेंगे ?

प्राथमिक का हाल ये है कि मिड डे मील कैसे बने प्रिंसिपल साहब इसी में उलझे रहते है. नए कानून के मुताबिक बच्चो के स्कूल में रहना अनिवार्य है अब इस अनिवार्यता को पूरी करने की धुन में सब परेशान है. जो बच्चे अंग्रेजी मीडियम में अन्य बोर्ड से पढ़ रहे है उन पर ज्यादा बोझ ना पड़े इसलिए ग्रेडिंग सिस्टम आ गया है. अब बच्चे आसानी से पास हो सकते है. ऐसे पास होके आगे क्या करेंगे राम जाने पर हा जो सक्षम है वे अच्छी महंगी कोचिंग करके किसी एम एन सी में आगे जाके खप जायेंगे. पर बाकी क्या करेंगे ? वे चेन छीनेगे, उत्पात मचायेंगे, राजनैतिक कार्यकर्ता बनके लूटपाट करेंगे, छेड़छाड़ करेंगे और इसके सिवा ना खप पाने वाले बच्चो और युवको का क्या भविष्य है ? अभी अखिलेश सिंह ने सेवायोजन नाम का जिन्न पैदा किया और इतने सारे युवक युवतियां इसे अपने वश में करने निकल पड़े की प्रशासन के पसीने छूट गए.  क्या ऐसी मारा मारी नहीं बताती कि हमने किस तरह कि शिक्षा व्यवस्था कायम की है कि जिसमे इस तरह से लोग नौकरी के लिए मरकट रहे है?  रोज ही पढ़ता हूँ मिलिटरी भर्ती के दौरान भदगड मची, लाठीचार्ज हुआ, या लोग फार्म लेने या जमा करते वक्त लाइन में बेहोश हो गए, भर्ती परीक्षाओ में इतने परीक्षार्थी आये कि सब जगह अव्यवस्था फैल गयी. इस देश में लोग तब तक सरकारी नौकरी का फार्म भरते रहते है जब तक उम्र से मजबूर ना हो जाए. और सरकारी नौकर बनकर किस तरह मानव से दानव बनते ये एक अलग दास्तान है.  या कॉल सेंटर टाईप संस्थान में घुस के “पिराईवेट” ( प्राइवेट) गुलाम बन के किस तरह जीवन यापन कर रहे है ये एक अलग कहानी है.

क्या हमको नहीं लगता ये रोज़ी रोटी के लिए पैदा की गयी शिक्षा व्यवस्था से हमने सिर्फ शोषण को जन्म देने वाली व्यवस्था पैदा की है ? क्या शिक्षा व्यवस्था का उद्देश्य ये नहीं होना चाहिए कि मानवीय मूल्यों की रक्षा हों और मनुष्य के आत्मसम्मान के साथ खेलवाड़ ना हो ?  क्या फायदा इस शिक्षा व्यस्था का जिसने इस व्यवस्था को जन्म दिया हो कि लाशो पर भी दलाली चल रही हो ? शिक्षा रुपैया पैदा करने का साधन नहीं मनुष्य को बेहतर बनाने का साधन है.  जब तक नहीं समझेंगे तब जवानी लाइनों में सडती रहेगी!!!

नक़ल के सहारे पास होते बच्चे

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