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Facebook: Has It Turned Into Playground Of Devils?

When will human beings learn to use any forum for constructive designs?

When will human beings learn to use any forum for constructive designs?

“How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of good will.” ( Albert Einstein) That’s presumably an ideal state of affairs- an utopia whose actual manifestation on earthly existence is simply not possible. Let’s understand why it’s pretty difficult to create a world, which lies above human flaws. That I would explain via the mess which prevails on Facebook. It’s a pretty awesome networking site, but marred by fake profiles and anti-social activities. The point I wish to convey is that any good forum/institution either in real world or virtual world, sooner or later, gets corrupted by wrong elements. Instead of improving the face of such institutions/ forums, the negative elements infect it with their misimpressions, and thereby considerably reduce the credibility of the forum.

Before dissecting the activities taking place on Facebook, it would not be a bad idea to analyze what’s happening in our real world. The moment a good soul appears on the stage of world, the lesser souls become hyperactive to malign his/her image, and that too for no other reason other than that this person depicts some uncommon traits. They shout at him, just the way other doggies bark at some stranger dogie, who somehow happens to stray into their domain.  And so we never find these stereotyped minds promoting such a different soul unless he/she happens to serve their vested interests. They try their level best to tame the instincts of such person and make them on par with their own so that they can be used to fulfill their narrow concerns. And when they are not able to dictate terms,  the rumour mill, like always, starts churning out all sorts of absurd details make the life hellish for such a person.

It’s not that these people running the vilification campaign are devoid of brains. They have enough intelligence, owning big degrees and enjoying good position in life, but they happen to be  devil’s advocate. High profile degrees also make them owner of big ego and complex mind. That’s why they not only make a simple issue attain a pretty complicated shape, by coining vain theories and complex terms for a simple phenomenon. The very same situation could have been easily handled by framing the perspective in simple terms but presence of worldly wise practical souls, usually from corridors of known institutions, just complicate it that proper solution becomes an impossible affair. The negative minds destroy all good relationships, forums and institutions, the way a computer virus comes to hang the system. They never offer perfect solutions, but only ways and means to corrupt the face of all simple phenomenon. Now let’s see how wrong souls have corrupted a beautiful site like Facebook. Many people harbour the wrong impression that online world is different than real world. I am afraid it’s not  true. The virtual world is simply the reflection of your real attributes which you come to unleash in real world.

                                        *The Glory Of Facebook Status!* 

One of my friends fell ill. He is a sensible person but then even sensible person commit silly mistakes. He informed everyone about his illness, breaking this news as Facebook status. And that’s okay but its aftermath is amazing, saddening and disappointing. Besides flow of get well messages, there appeared a large section of friends who came to “like” the status! Is that a sensible application of mind? If that’s the way they are behaving on Facebook, imagine how would they be responding in real lives. I am sure had the same status been of a lady “likes” and get well messages would have flooded the thread of that status in huge number. The impression that I wish to convey is that by unleashing such false sentiments, vain application of mind, aren’t the Facebook users lowering the status of Facebook? 


  *Is there any merit on debating over certain issue on Facebook?*

Being someone hailing from the world of legal professional, the importance of offering rational and logical rebuttals as arguments is crystal clear to me. However, I see no reason as to why any sensible person should waste time in offering appropriate arguments on Facebook amid disinterested users. Majority of the Facebook users are pretty casual as they get engaged in important conversations. As far as I am concerned, I do take all conversations on Facebook, related with minor or major issues, quite seriously as long as its required to make the issue attain perfect clarity and then give way to other important concerns. Having said that, the waywardness and chaos which prevails on Facebook during conversation on sensitive issues usually keeps sensible minds tight-lipped. 

                 *The Existence Of Strange Groups On Facebook*

Many good for nothing souls have formed groups having dubious aims. The moderator appointed in these groups operates in strange way. It adds and removes person, without apprising the concerned person of the reason for such gestures. The moderator promotes himself as an open-minded person but it generally has hidden designs and so it edit any views which is contrary to his designs. There is also some hidden hand, operating in the group, whose only task is to give wrong colouring to all your well meaning impressions. Most of the groups remain active for some time but soon you would find them defunct, a barren land.


            *Dangerous Love On Facebook Via Photoshop* 

True love is above the differences caused by caste, creed and colour. It also defies differences caused by age and nationality. That’s how real love operates in real world by rising above such vain concerns. Using the same passion and virtues, even the wrong souls also claim to be in real love in real world. However, it’s faking at its best, wherein superficial sentiments, false vows get exchanged. If that’s how true and lesser lover exists in real world, the situation is not much different in virtual world. Love in its real and wrong shades/forms also exists in online world too. On Facebook an aged person, using a fake profile, having the picture of a celebrity as profile picture, can easily dupe a teenager girl and strike an unholy alliance. In the same fashion, a worn out over-aged women can play the same trick. One of the recent surveys showed that number of fake profiles on Facebook is quite large.  So it’s pretty difficult to ascertain the genuineness of an individual on Facebook against such a scenario, wherein Photoshop allows a fat lady to have hourglass shape of Julia Roberts quite easily! 


Well, these various aspects prevailing on Facebook ascertain that just like the real world, the virtual world is also comprised of good and evil. The precautions we take in real world to separate good from bad are also to be taken in virtual world. However, that’s not something what I wish to communicate. The real motive as I talk about making distinction between good and bad is to highlight the pain suffered by the real soul as we come to ensure that difference. The agony and humiliation faced by good souls in the process to ensure that bad gets truly marginalized always takes it toll on sensitive souls. The struggle between good and wrong people shall never stop in this world but it is not high time that good souls be prevented from being sacrificial lambs in this deadly drama? Have good souls appeared in this world merely to act as sacrificial lambs for attainment of insignificant causes powered by distorted minds? It’s time to think about it quite seriously so that good souls come to serve better cause rather than turning into sacrificial lambs.    

For Mine Eyes  Real Julia Roberts Is More Genuine Than Beauties Impersonating As Julia Roberts  Via Photoshop :-)

For Mine Eyes Real Julia Roberts Is More Genuine Than Beauties Impersonating As Julia Roberts Via Photoshop 🙂

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फेसबुक वाला इश्क: इसको बौड़मपने का माध्यम ना बनाये !!

फेसबुक: क्यों नहीं हम किसी माध्यम का सही  इस्तेमाल करते कभी?

फेसबुक: क्यों नहीं हम किसी माध्यम का सही इस्तेमाल करते कभी?

अलबर्ट आइंस्टाईन की तमन्ना थी कि एक ऐसा जहां हम बनाएं जहाँ मानवीय दुर्गुण न पहुच सके। जो इसके प्रभाव से परे हो। लेकिन शायद ये बहुत ही आदर्श स्थिति है जिसकी परिकल्पना तो ठीक है इसको असल जिंदगी में रूपांतरित करना शायद संभव नहीं। इसको फेसबुक पर व्याप्त नौटंकी से समझे।  इस  पहले ये देखे कि इस दुनिया में देखिये क्या हो रहा है। कोई भी अच्छा आदमी हो। उसके बारे में इतने सारे भ्रम फैला देंगे कि और तो और वो आदमी खुद भी भ्रमित हो जाएगा कि उसका असल चरित्र क्या है। ये दुनिया के लोग प्रमोट तो नहीं करेंगे पर हा सामूहिक रूप से मिलकर उसके इज्ज़त का चीरहरण जरूर कर देंगे। और ऐसे ही लोग किसी भी संस्था, फोरम को गिराने के पीछे भी होते। और ऐसा नहीं कि ये बिना दिमाग वाले लोग है। इनके पास बहुत दिमाग है लेकिन जैसे कि होता है कि भारी भरकम ओहदे और ऊंची डिग्री वालो के पास सिर्फ अहम होता है सो ये ना जिंदगी जी पाते है और ना ही किसी भी फ़ोरम की आदर्श स्थिति को ये बरकरार रहने देते है। मटियामेट करना ही इनको आता है, सब अच्छे खूबसूरत चेहरों और गतिविधियों को इनको सिर्फ विकृत करना ही आता है। हर साधारण चीज़ को ये जटिल बना देते है जिसको सुलझाने की तमीज इनके पास नहीं होती। आइये फेसबुक के माध्यम से समझे। लोग मानते है कि ऑनलाइन जगत सच्ची दुनिया से अलग है। बिलकुल अलग नहीं है। बल्कि ये आपके ही गुणों अवगुणों का आइना है। आप माने ये ना माने ये अलग बात है।


                                  *फेसबुक स्टेटस की महिमा* 

मेरे एक मित्र है। थोडा बीमार पड़ गए है। पता नहीं किन ग्रह नक्षत्रो के चलते इसका उल्लेख फेसबुक पर कर दिया। कर दिया सो कर दिया पर देखता हूँ कि कई बुडबक उस स्टेटस को लाइक करके निकल गए है। इसी बेहायी के चलते फेसबुक का स्टेटस लोग गिरा रहे है। जब दिमाग का इतना वाहियात इस्तेमाल फेसबुक पर कर रहे है तो मन डरता है ये सोचकर कि असल जिंदगी में ये कितने सुलझे हुएँ होंगे। किसी भी अच्छे प्लेटफार्म/ फोरम का ऐसे लोग ही स्तर गिराने के पीछे होते है।ये तो अच्छा हुआ एक पुरुष मित्र बीमार पड़ा। स्त्री जात का स्टेटस होता तो और नौटंकी होती। लाइक्स कही अधिक होती। ठीक होने की शुभकामनाएं भी अधिक होती।


                               *फेसबुक पर तर्कों का औचित्य* 

कानून का विद्यार्थी रहा हूँ इसलिए आर्ग्यूमेंट्स का महत्त्व औरो से बेहतर समझता हूँ लेकिन होता ये है कि जहा भेड़िया धसान सरीखा माहौल हो, कोई बुडबक कुछ भी बक सकता है वहा क्या तर्क करे और क्यों करे। खैर कुल मिला के बात सिर्फ है कि अपनी बात कहने का हौसला रखे कैसा भी माहौल हो जब तक आत्मा गंवारा करे खासकर तब जब बोलना ख़ामोशी से बेहतर हो। और उसके बाद ख़ामोशी से कट ले। हम तो यही करते है। आप का मै कह नहीं सकता।


                                            *कैसे कैसे ग्रुप्स*  

ना जाने किन वाहियात लोगो ने कैसे कैसे ग्रुप बना रखे है और बिना अनुमति लोगो को जोड़ते घटातें रहते है। इसमें एक सनकी मॉडरेटर रहता है। जिसको ना जोड़ने की तमीज है और ना ही ग्रुप की गतिविधियों को मानिटर करने की  तमीज। कहने को ये खुले दिमाग का होता है पर ये किसी के आधीन होकर एक ख़ास तरीकें ही की बात को प्रमोट करता है। तो जब कोई गतिविधि ना हो। और एक ख़ास दिमाग-गलत दिमाग- जब आपकी सारी बातो का अनर्थ कर डाले तो ग्रुप्स का औचित्य क्या है?


                                 *फेसबुक वाला इश्क़ एंड फोटोशाप* 

इश्क़ जात पाँत  का भेद नहीं देखता। उम्र का फासला भी नहीं देखता। असल जिन्दगी में इश्क के इस फ़लसफ़े का सही रूप भी देखने को मिलता है और गलत रूप भी देखने को मिलता है। फेसबुक का यही हाल है। यहाँ भी यही फ़लसफा विद्यमान है अपने सही गलत प्रकार में। सो तो फेसबुक पर भी लोग असली नकली चेहरो के साथ विद्यमान है। किस चेहरे के पीछे कौन है ये आप ठीक ठीक नहीं बता सकते है। कोई थुलथुल महिला भी जूलिया रोबर्ट्स सा फिगर पा सकती है फोटोशाप के जरिये और फील गुड कर सकती है और करा सकती है। एक अधेड़ उम्र का गया गुजरा व्यक्ति भी शाहरुख खान की तस्वीर लगा कर कुछ भी एहसास करा सकता है। जाहिर है कम उम्र की लौंडिया ही पटायेगा बकवास बात करने के लिए। अब इस तरह तो वो गहरा इश्क वाला लव करने से रहा।


शायद असल जिंदगी की तरह ये आभासी जगत भी अच्छे बुरे लोगो से भरा है।  जो सावधानी आप असल जिंदगी में बरतते है वो ऑनलाइन में भी बरतते है। लेकिन मुद्दा ये नहीं है। सावधानी बरतने वाला। तकलीफ ये है कि इस नौटंकी मतलब अच्छे बुरे के फर्क में भेद करने के उपक्रम के चलते अच्छे लोगो का जो प्रताड़ना झेलनी पड़ती है उसकी भरपाई कोई नहीं कर सकता। अच्छे बुरे के बीच  संघर्ष तो हमेशा ही चलता आया है और चलता रहेगा। ये कब रुका है। लेकिन अच्छे लोगो की बलि देने का सिलसिला इस संघर्ष के चलते कभी रुकेगा कि नहीं। क्या अच्छे लोग सिर्फ बेवजह बलि चढ़ने के लिए दुनिया में आते है? बताएं कोई?


फील गुड करने के लिए ये असल जूलिया रोबर्ट्स की असल सौम्यता ही काफी है। ये फोटोशाप वाली माया की क्या जरूरत है?

फील गुड करने के लिए ये असल जूलिया रोबर्ट्स की असल सौम्यता ही काफी है। ये फोटोशाप वाली माया की क्या जरूरत है?


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Population Explosion Is More Dangerous Than Nuclear Explosion

That's Commonplace In  India!

That’s Commonplace In India!

The governments, across the globe, have become highly suspicious about the activities taking place in the world of social media. In some circles, especially among the bureaucratic class, which in my eyes are comprised of dullest minds, look with disdain at people involved in world of social media. For instance, Facebook for them is still some sort of time pass, when it has emerged as a powerful medium to shape vision of present and coming generations. It’s highly amusing that if the activities on Facebook are such harmless affair then what’s the need to monitor it? The truth is that it has become a powerful weapon to shatter the lies spread by government. It’s shattering their propaganda, with better version of any critical issue, haunting the society.

Anyway, this post is not intended to discuss about the influence of social media. It’s about one of the worst problems faced by India: Population Explosion. I am presenting the excerpts from a thought-provoking conversation that we had on Facebook. I must thank the participants that by giving way to such lively well-meaning thoughts, they added a new dimension in the stature of Facebook. Few participants expressed their views in Hindi. I have added English version of their comments, which highlights the essence of what they expressed in Hindi.


Deewaker Pandey, New Delhi:

ये जनसँख्या असंतुलन देश की समस्याओं को बढ़ा रहा है केवल.. क्यूंकि संसाधन तो बढ़ नही रहे.. वो घट रहे बस और लोग बढते जा रहे.

[The growing population imbalance is merely adding new problems. Resources are decreasing but population is increasing with each passing day.]

Arvind K. Pandey, Media Analyst and Writer:

Well, one of my close friends, Carmen, living in a different nation, always feels as if she has seen/faced the worst. I ask her to visit  India and travel in over crowded compartment of train, no less than a Nazi torture cell. I am sure, after having such rough travelling experience, she would start imagining combis of her nation were better,  and she would then, definitely, run away to her nation, shedding all romantic notions aka Taj Mahal.

Nadeem Akhtar, Chief Copy Editor, The Public Agenda, Ranchi, Jharkhand:

अरविंद जी, पूरे सम्मान के साथ इस विषय पर मेरी असहमति है। मैं इस मसले को सामाजिक मानता हूं और इस पर कानून के पक्ष में नहीं हूं। आपको पता होगा कि चीन में भी जनसंख्या नियंत्रण के लिए नीति लागू हुई थी, वन चाइल्ड पॉलिसी लेकिन वहां भी सरकार ने कोई कानून नहीं बनाया था। हां, इसके बावजूद चीन में बेतरह अत्याचार हुए। एक नीति मात्र बन जाने से किस प्रकार आम जन पर अत्याचार किया जा सकता है, यह चीन की निरंकुश शासन प्रणालि के कर्ता-धर्ताओं से सीखना चाहिए। भारत, एक वैविध्य सांस्कृतिक चेतना वाला राज्य है। यहां राजसत्ता अगर ऐसे संवेदनशील मामले पर कानून का चाबुक चलायेगी, तो समाज के बिखरने का पूरा अंदेशा रहेगा। बेहतर यही होगा कि इस समस्या को नैतिक रूप से सुलझाया जाये। जैसे प्रथम मातृत्वोपरांत महिला बंध्याकरण पर माता को तीसरे और चौथे दर्जे की सरकारी नौकरी दी जाये या फिर पुरुषों की नसबंदी पर किसी भी रेलवे की परीक्षा में कट ऑफ मार्क्स पर 40 नंबर का ग्रेस दिया जाये, तो यह ज्यादा आकर्षित करेगा। कानून का चाबुक तो सिर्फ समाज में वैमनस्यता फैलायेगा। इसे इस नजरिये से भी देख सकते हैं कि हत्या के खिलाफ कड़ा कानून है, लेकिन क्या हत्याएं रुक गयी हैं?

[ Arvindji, having due respect for your views, I beg to differ. I treat this issue as a social ill and do not subscribe to the view that this can be handled well if tough laws come in origin. No specific law is needed to control growth of population. You must be aware of the fact that China implemented one child policy, but it did not give way to any tough law to execute this policy. Despite absence of law, the government agencies gave way to cruel means to make this policy attain logical culmination. The point is even a simple policy is capable of triggering such cruel gestures on part of government. That we need to learn from inhuman treatment of people at the hand of dictatorial government agencies in China. India, on the other hand, is a Pluralistic society. I am sure, a tough stand on part of government, would lead to disintegration of society. I suggest a moralistic approach, for instance, women opting for Tubectomy, after their first pregnancy, should be offered Class Three/ Class Four government jobs. Men, on other hand, opting for Vasectomy, should be given concession in cut off marks set for qualifying in Railway Examinations. The whip of law would only increase tension within the different layers of society. Let’s see it from this angle: Do tough laws that we have to control murder, stopped murders?]

Arvind K.Pandey, Media Analyst and Writer:

नदीमजी पहले तो इस बात के लिए आपको धन्यवाद कि इतने दिनों के बाद कोई पुराना मित्र दमदार तरीके से वापस आया। फेसबुक को सरकार और कुछ मीडिया के लोग बड़ी तिरछी नज़रो से देखते है पर आप जैसो लोगो की उपस्थिति इस मीडियम की सार्थकता बढाती है। मुद्दे पे आते है मेरा रूख थोडा सा अलग है। चीन में लोकतंत्र नहीं है इसलिए वहा से तुलना बेमानी है। ये समस्या विकट है। क्योकि अगर आप भीड़ बढाकर काम नहीं देंगे तो समाज में जुर्म का ग्राफ बढेगा। अराजकता बढ़ेगी कि बिहारी बिहार में रहे और मराठी सिर्फ महाराष्ट्र में।आप देखिये आज जो भी समस्या है इसके मूल में जंगली घास की तरह बढती आबादी ही है। तो मेरी नज़रो में एक स्पष्ट नीति होनी ही चाहिए भले ही सख्त कानूनी स्वरूप उसका ना हो। इसके बाद भी अगर कंट्रोल मे ना आये तो सख्त कानून अनिवार्य है। आप इस देश में कर ही क्या सकते है जब एक बड़ा वर्ग इस बात को मानता है कि जितने हाथ उतना मुनाफा! उनको क्वालिटी आफ लाइफ से क्या लेना देना। आप पोलियो की ड्राप पिलाने में जूझ जाते है तो इस गंभीर समस्या को आप सिर्फ समझा बुझा के कुछ कर पायेंगे मुझे संदेह है। चलिए पहले आप के पाले में बाल डालते हुए पहले समझाने वाला, कुछ साथ में लाभ देने वाला विकल्प ही ट्राई किया जाए। ये अलग बात है कि पानी सर से ऊपर बह रहा है।

[ In the very beginning, I must thank you, Nadeem, for making your presence felt, after such a huge gap,  with such a powerful response. The government is not pretty happy with activism, which prevails on Facebook. Even many circles in traditional media make mockery of journalists involved in world of Facebook. However, I must say such a conscious take on this critical issue on Facebook, makes it clear that people targeting social media are, in actuality, afraid of its ever-increasing influence in deciding the fate of any issue. Let’s come at issue at hand. I have slightly a different perspective than yours, Nadeem. China does not have a democratic set-up and so I don’t think we can contrast our situation with what’s happening there. This is a very serious issue. If you would not create scope for jobs, but keep on increasing the population, then it would automatically increase the crime rate. It will lead to chaotic situation as one state will start rejecting people belonging to a different state: Biharis should live in Bihar and Marathis should remain caged in Maharashtra type conflict would become order of the day! I mean analyze any issue and you would find surging population, spreading like wild grass, as its root cause. That’s why in my eyes, a strict policy has become the need of the hour, whether or not you have a rigorous legal sanctity. If such a policy fails, then there is no other way left other than to give way to tough laws.

You know well that simple measures, devoid of legal force, more often than not, have failed to bear proper results in India. There is a big section in Indian society, belonging to particular community, which believes greater the number of hands, greater is the profit. They care a damn about quality of life. Let’s know that government agencies faced huge difficulties in ensuring smooth  implementation of pulse polio drive, which had no controversial aspect at all. Anyway, you have made good suggestions. There is no harm in giving way to them before experimenting with tough measures. The truth is that water is already flowing above the danger mark.]

Ghanshyam Das, Medical Practitioner, U. A. E.:

Unless everybody is educated, this problem cannot be solved. We can see that thirty years back the average number of children in a middle class family was 4 or 5. And now if we see it is 2. The problem is mainly in the lower class of the society, which is uneducated, and open to accept any level of living and any work (legal/illegal), and that is the class which is a deciding factor in Indian politics. By deciding, I mean, they are easily lured by corrupt politicians, and being in large number make them an important factor. And it will take another 20-30 years, to control the rate of reproduction in this particular sector of society.

Arvind K.Pandey, Media Analyst and Writer:

Thanks for a thought provoking reply, Ghanshyam Dasji. The seriousness of the issue can be felt in exchange of views between me and Nadeem.

Since childhood, I have been reading this slogan “Hum do Humare do” (We Two, Our Two) but I don’t think it has brought any desired impact. And one reason why population graph has gone down in upper middle class, I think, it’s because of high cost of living rather than education. Still, one cannot deny educated families have better approach in this regard. Interestingly, it’s easier to convey messages in modern times. So let’s see what a vigorous campaign comes to yield. But in my eyes, we need to have a clear-cut policy in this regard. Simply messaging and giving concessions would not yield desired result.

Swami Prabhu Chaitanya, Patna, Bihar:

देश का दुर्भाग्य संजय गाँधी ने गलत ढंग से मगर अच्छी पहल की थी. संजय गाँधी की असामयिक मौत ने देश को वर्षों पीछे धकेल दिया। सारे अवसरवादी,वोट के ठेकेदार इस महान अवसर को भुनाने में लगे हैं कि  कैसे अपनी जाति बिरादरी की संख्या को अधिकतम किया जाये। जीवन की गुणवत्ता से इनका क्या वास्ता इनकी तो गद्दी सुरक्षित रहनी चाहिए। पढ़े लिखे (गधों) से इन राजनीतिज्ञों को कोई अपेक्षा नहीं। उन में से अधिकतर तो वोट देते नहीं। उन्हें TV  पर मनोरंजक चर्चाएँ /बहस आदि देखना पसंद है तो जो वोट बैंक हैं उनके उसकी संख्या को तो वे (Politician) बढ़ते देखना चाहेंगे न ?आखिर गणतंत्र (भीड़तन्त्र) चलेगा कैसे ? गुणतन्त्र की बात कोई यहाँ कैसे उठाये ?और चौथा स्तम्भ भी सुनते हैं बिक गया है। एक खास दल जिसके पास अकूत धन है शायद, तंत्र उसीके हिसाब से चलता है।

[ Ironically, Sanjay Gandhi made a good move in this direction, although appropriate methodology was not adopted. The untimely death of Sanjay Gandhi put the nation again in medieval times. The opportunists are now making all efforts to cash-in-on the chaos, which prevails in this nation on this particular issue. Let the tribe of their caste increase is their only motto. They are not interested in quality of life, being solely interested in keeping their bonhomie with power intact. They are not afraid of educated class since it never uses its voting rights, being all the time swayed by cheap thrills of life. Probably, that’s why, politicians are pretty much  interested in greater number of heads in lower sections of society, who constitute their vote bank. How else mobocracy would sustain its presence? Who will dare to ensure quality of life amid this lust for power? Even the Fourth Estate has compromised with its credibility. It appears that this country is ruled by a party, which has amassed huge wealth.]

Arvind K.Pandey, Media Analyst and Writer:

जनसँख्या बढ़ेगी तो वोट बैंक बढेगा …और क्या पता बढ़ते बढ़ते एक अलग देश फिर पैदा हो जाए तो एक नया भ्रष्ट केंद्र बिंदु पैदा हो जाए। इसलिए जनसँख्या बढ़ने दो। और कम पड़ जाए तो बांग्लादेश से बुला लो।

[ Definitely, increase in population would increase the vote bank. And who knows, this ever-increasing population gives birth to another nation, which may give rise to new centers of corruption. So let the population swell! And if they still need more people, invite Bangladeshis!]

Ghanshyam Das, Medical Practitioner, U. A. E.:

Arvind K Pandey ji, you are right in stating that “it’s because of high cost of living rather than education”, but the poor section of the society is equally exposed to the same harshness of high cost of food and clothes, but they fail to realize that it’s due to less developed intellect and go on reproducing mindlessly. That’s because of lack of awareness/education (mere school certificate is not eligible to be called as education until unless it instills the mind with wisdom and intellect). And it is equally true that the population would continue to increase as long as green revolution comes to absorb all the pressure. A time will come when even the best efforts to ensure the food safety will fail to satisfy all of them, the cost of food will rise very high, and there will be no availability of the jobs/or very less paying jobs. That will compel even the lower class of the society to stop breeding further.

It is all about the minimum requirements of the life of a particular individual, which matters. For upper middle class a respectful status in the society is equally important for life as are the foods and clothes. Therefore, they stopped early. For lower section of society, the minimum need is only food and clothes, which will be under risk soon with this rate of their growth, and they will be forced to follow the middle class.

Arvind K.Pandey, Media Analyst and Writer:

One of the advantages in modern society is that messages can be spread easily. So let’s try to increase the level of awareness.

Ghanshyam Das, Medical Practitioner, U. A. E.:

True, otherwise, it will be too late. And the society may collapse. Serious consequences are in store–like increase in crime. If awareness program fails, a binding law is a wise decision. “bhay binu hohi na preeti” (fear factor is necessary to elicit love/respect). Giving way to harsh decisions to prevent a greater disaster, is right in my opinion- something that you have already mentioned above. That’s because the government has not enough resources/employment to lure them. So the alternative way as suggested by Nadeemji does not look feasible in current situation.

Arvind K.Pandey, Media Analyst and Writer:

Finally, Ghanshyamji took a big U turn and felt that “a binding law” is needed. So let’s see what the result of your way, which is recommended by Nadeem as well, yields. I have no problem with this idea, but given the way this nation functions, unless there is well regulated proper policy which supports this vision, I am apprehensive about the success of vision you both collectively share.

Ghanshyam Das, Medical Practitioner, U. A. E.:

So, finally, we arrived at the root cause of all the rot in our society: Poor governance and political scenario!

Arvind K.Pandey, Media Analyst and Writer:

Ghashyamji, you got the bottom-line! This is one of the few conversations on Facebook which took place so well with such a perfect bottom-line. No chaos and confusion in presentation of ideas at all. Hats off to all wonderful participants, for engaging in a thought-provoking discussion in such a well-coordinated manner.


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