Showing posts from April, 2011

Who is Anna Hazare ?........A personal Experience

Who is Anna Hazare? 1. Who is Anna Hazare?  An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War 2. What’s so special about him?   He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra 3. So what? This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in …the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills. In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village. 4. Ok,…? This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities. 5. Really, what is he fighting for ? He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India. 6. How that can be possible? He is advocating for a Bill, The Jan Lokpal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.

The Baisakhi Saga

    Baisakhi the Harvest Festival Vaisakhi is a time-honoured harvest festival in Punjab. It had been celebrated long before it gained an added dimension for us the Sikhs. The rich and glorious civilization of the Indian sub-continent is mirrored in its innumerable fairs and festivals. They mark the seasons which are indicators of the agricultural cycle. ..That is sowing in spring, and its zenith is reached with the harvesting of the golden grain. ….Baisakhi the name may change from place to place but it is celebrated by many across India…. West Bengal, Tamilnadu and Kerala and some other regions of India and Nepal …there as well it is the beginning of the new year. Baisakhi, also called Vaisakhi, is celebrated on the 13 th or 14 th of April according to  the solar calendar. In Punjab and  most of north India, it celebrates the harvesting of rabi crop…Now, those of you who have been involved with harvesting will agree that this is a not an easy task …b

Genesis of The Khalsa......Parmaattam Ki Mauj .

If we look back towards the end of 17 th century and the way life was in north of India …times must have been bad ….to be precise the times preceding the Baisakh of 1699 must have been difficult. Guru Gobind Singh ji was troubled by the caste-ridden divisive society, the religious discords … the hardliners and exploiters in the name of religion Such were the times when Guru Gobind Singh gave birth to the Khalsa Panth … The Guru regarded the Punj Piaras as the first members of the Khalsa and the embodiment of the Guru himself. With the constitution of the Panj Pyare the high and low castes were amalgamated into one. Khalsa Akaal Purakh  ki Fauj   Pragtiyo Khalsa Parmaattam Ki Mauj  Khalsa is the faithful troopers of the divine  [In his will, God created the Khalsa] The word "Khalsa" …Where did get it from? Why did he call Khalsa Parmaattma ki mauj? Well to begin  we can establish that its roots are  derived from Sanskrit,…. The word