When I wrote the blog “Self-Development or Nirvana”, a friend Shrikant felt that I have over simplified Nirvana! He also said “My definition of modern Nirvana…….be balanced…be at peace….be happy…. be as good a person as you can possibly be….be thankful to Almighty for what you are!!!!!” I told him that when I wrote about leaving all whatsapp groups as Nirvana, I meant it is as a metaphor. In this blog there could a bit of repetition of thoughts as I am elaborating on Nirvana!

This exchange started a chain of thoughts in my mind. Hinduism is a very old religion, it is a way of life, and all the thinking, teachings and preaching prevalent today, are thoughts from a totally different environment which prevailed when these thoughts were expressed. Human society as we visualize today did not exist in olden days. It started developing today’s format as late as in 18th century when industrialization started taking place.

Earliest human societies were groups or tribes of people which consisted of hunters and gatherers. They would move around the areas surrounding but had limitations. Twenty thousand years back there were pastoral and agrarian societies. Pastoral societies depended on domesticated live-stock and agrarian societies grew crops, settled in certain areas as permanent residents. Life obviously was not easy and larger settlements started from 6000 BC. On this scale, large cities are very recent phenomena.

What must have been life when the Ashrams in Hinduism were defined? I am aware that the top creations/achievements in this world are done at a very young age. So it is possible that many of the brilliant treaties must have been written by people at a very young age. These were prodigies! Like Dynaneshwar wrote Dnyaneshwari at 18,  Mozart wrote his first symphony at the age of 5! My point is when these treaties were written, many things that exist in today’s life just did not exist. So a new interpretation of Ashrams, vis a vis modern civilization, is essential.

For this purpose, we must first understand the meaning of Ashrams as interpreted, based on old knowledge. I am taking the definition of Vanaprastha  & Sannyasa which I felt were reasonably comprehensive.

Vanaprastha – The Hermit in Retreat:

  • This stage of a man begins when his duty as a householder comes to an end
  • He has become a grandfather, his children are grown up, and have established lives of their own.
  • At this age, he should renounce all physical, material and sexual pleasures, retire from his social and professional life, leave his home, and go to live in a forest hut, spending his time in prayers.
  • He is allowed to take his wife along, but is supposed to maintain little contact with the family.
  • This kind of life is indeed very harsh and cruel for an aged person.

Sannyasa – The Wandering Recluse:

  • At this stage, a man is supposed to be totally devoted to God.
  • He is a sannyasi, he has no home, no other attachment
  • He has renounced all desires, fears and hopes, duties and responsibilities.
  • He is virtually merged with God, all his worldly ties are broken, and his sole concern becomes attaining moksha, or release from the circle of birth and death.
  • (Suffice it to say, very few Hindu men can go up to this stage of becoming a complete ascetic.)
  • When he dies, the funeral ceremonies (Pretakarma) are performed by his son and heir.

I will not discuss about Sannyasa as I feel that it is irrelevant and I don’t believe in it. Just because it is mentioned in Hindu treaties, I need not discuss it. So we will discuss Vanprastha.

In the definition of Vanprastha, first two lines are just statements of facts. The third line suggests what he should do at this stage. Next it said, he can take his wife along. But the question is does wife want to go?

To start with, something which does not include both male & female species is incorrect. This thought process “of he”, mentioned in definition is very old. It is suggested that he should renounce everything as his duties in life are over. His children are grown up, he has grandchildren and so on. Does reaching an age really mean that his duties are over? Has everything in life to do with duties?  Is life only about duties then what about pleasure? When this status is reached, I feel that he has the right to enjoy his carefree moments of life without any serious responsibilities. He may want to do things which he was not able to do, during his busy life. He may want to paint, he may want to trek, he may want to learn to sing, and he may just want to meet his friends once in a while for a cup of tea. He may want to read books. He may want to travel and see the places he has not been to. He may want go for a pilgrimage- what is pilgrimage? The definitions are changing. My friend Shrikant suggested that the recent Alaska Cruise that we took was a pilgrimage, to be with the nature for a week! Yes, I agree.

The system of ashrams is believed to be prevalent since the 5th century BC in Hindu society. However, historians say that these stages of life were always viewed more as ‘ideals’ than as common practice. According to one scholar, even in its very beginning, after the first ashram, a young adult could choose which of the other ashrams he would wish to pursue for the rest of his life. Today, it is not expected that a Hindu male should go through the four stages, but these thoughts still stand as important “pillars” of Hindu socio-religious tradition.

Many things in life are followed as “Pratha” (a way of life followed as a tradition). Many a times we follow these as God’s directive. We don’t try to discuss traditions in reference to modern society and modern way of thinking. Some of traditions may not withstand analysis of modern way of thinking as these were decided when world itself was totally different. My friend Ramesh said that Pratha becomes tradition, Tradition becomes faith and faith turns into blind faith due to fear of God! Very appropriately said!

Why were thoughts like Ashram suggested, like giving up everything in Vanprastha? First scientific point that needs to be discussed is the life expectancy of those times. I don’t think many saw their grandchildren, maybe many died even before they produced children. That is the reason population was not increasing rapidly in those days. In fact societies were wiped out by diseases like plague and cholera! Now those people who saw their grandchildren must have found life irrelevant as not many people of their age were around. So what else do you do? Give up everything, maybe die quietly one day! There was nothing else to look forward to, for such people, maybe it was very easy to give up everything when there was nothing.

What is the meaning of life? What is reason to live? What is the purpose of life? To be born and to die are two things on which we have no control. It is the life in between that matters. Based on these discussions on life we can try to arrive at definition of Nirvana! Our definition of Nirvana should address these three questions.

I do not think anyone will be able to give you an answer unless we know a person who has attained nirvana. We as humans probably do not understand this completely. This is similar to a color blind person from birth, will never able to explain what red and blue is. The person will be able to talk about the wavelength of the color, how it’s used in the human world, it’s speed, through education but will never really can explain the look or feel of the color.

If you are in the state of nirvana, then you will not be having attachments to anything. No greed, no wants, no lust, no fear, no temptations. Nothing. Zero. That is when you know you have attained nirvana. ( As per older thought process)

Some people think that they have let go of these worldly things, so they have attained nirvana. It’s not easy, but not impossible. Can everybody attain it?

My take on Niravana, similar to thoughts Shrikant’s mentioned at the beginning and bang opposite of old thinking.

  • Always keep your humility and empathy for others
  • Keep your faith intact and believe in divine power, some people may call it God
  • Let the child within you be always alive
  • Be keen to learn something new, it could be technology, art, religion
  • Don’t lose your ability to keep smiling
  • Enjoy your passions, it could be watching movies, reading books, travel
  • Do something which you were never able to do in your life
  • Don’t feel bad to enjoy materialistic things but never go after them
  • Be thankful to Almighty for what you are- (as my friend Shrikant said)
  • Last but not the least be in touch with family and friends, always

I feel that if we achieve 70% of above we have reached Nirvana! This my friends is my definition of Niravana!! What is your take?


Dance of Civilization!

We humans are creatures of habits. Especially small kids. Every day when I come back from office my grand-daughter  Rhea (all of two years old) is waiting for me to take her out. I live in a modern 11 story tower. This building is in the midst of bustling locality. We normally go to a Vitthal Mandir complex, which is nearby, for evening outing.

When we go, Rhea is all decked up with a small empty purse on her shoulder and cell phone in her hand! She wants to imitate her mom. The Mandir complex is not more than 150 meters from our house. But during this to and fro movement to the Mandir, the activity that I observe is amazing. During these 45 minutes that we spend daily, I see many nuances of human activity. When we are in a rush, we observe only chaos but when we look at things leisurely, each person that we see is busy in doing something in a peculiar way. Hence I felt the title Dance of Civilization!

Our observations start with the watchmen at the gate. Different watchmen have their own pattern, some not bothering to see who is passing through, some are busy talking on cell phone. Some are very attentive and doing their job sincerely. Some are friendly with kids and chat with Rhea.

From the society gate our first stop is a next door Bank and sometimes a shop selling various tea leaves including the imported ones! The bank is a modern bank with internet banking and ATM’s and what not. One sees so many people rushing to the ATM and running away. The Tea shop is in basement; so our favourite pass time is climbing up & down the steps of the bank and the tea shop. While we are busy with this, we see every day, a set of pensioners whiling away their time, a set of young friends chatting. Dogs sleeping, an old beggar just idling and not begging!

We move further! There are grocery shops, a tea vendor, and an electrical repair shop. Almost the similar set of people are seen; some are chatting with owners, some are chatting over a cuppa while some are waiting, doing nothing. (Is it that many people have nothing to do or pursue in the evening?) Further ten steps ahead is a cobbler sitting in a corner. In last 30 years I have never used the services of a cobbler or a मोची in local language. I had thought that cobblers do not exist these days! I have always done my shoe polish myself and my footwear never needed any mending! But every day when we pass through, there is a set of different people getting their footwear mended and it appears that there is good natured gossiping going on while footwear is mended!  In Marathi, there is an appropriate word for this kind of gossip “चांभार चौकशी”! Rhea has become friends with the cobbler and we spend a minute or two watching what he is doing and then say bye to him!

The Mandir complex is about 2 minutes walking distance from our society but we meander watching, observing, questions all the time what is this and what is that? We take almost ten minutes to reach our destination. Amidst the human activity there is traffic. The road is small and there are mostly, no foot paths. Most drivers think that by honking, the person in front will get blown away; unfortunately for him that does not happen. So more honking! Then there is Slalom plus Obstacle race combined for the two wheeler riders. These blokes will easily win any such race world over! I saw one motorcycle rider missing the foot path by a couple of inches in Slalom mode! I am going to write to the Sports Minister to encourage such sports in our country! Coming back to honking, I think since the horns do not work as expected, many will shift to Helicopters! (Do Helicopters have horns?)

Finally we reach the Mandir after watching some part of “Dance of Civilization”! If you really want to watch the spectacle you must spend sufficient time in a Mandir. Why do people come to a Mandir? Well there are various reasons but top of the list is to pay obeisance to Him or Her! Every individual has different degrees of beliefs in Him, for some He is the ultimate, for some they come daily, some come only when they are in trouble, some visit when something good has happened in their lives, some come to see him just before getting married (You need it!) all decked in their traditional silks followed of course by a videographer. Some groups come to Mandir on specific days for their Bhajans, some groups come every day for Bhajans! The level of activity that we see is unbelievable.  The process of visit to the mandir starts from removal of footwear! Different people follow various methods of removing shoes, some keep them very near the steps, some keep far from the steps. Some request even a strangers to look after their footwear so that it is not stolen!  Getting inside a Mandir is again an art, I thought one just walks inside! Some just solemnly wait for a few moments, hands doing namaskar, some follow similar method like Christians do it! Some touch each step by hand before walking up the next step. In extreme cases, some people crawl on all four, up the steps! It is said to be done as a penance. (Penance for what?) Rhea’s favourite is to watch meshes on the gutters inside the Mandir complex and ask me questions on the same!

Once people enter the Mandir there are again different ways each pays his/her obeisance to Him. Some perform a standing namaskar, some perform namaskar fully lying down on the ground. Some enter the Sanctum Sanctorum, some don’t. Some perform their Pradakshina, (Circumambulation) but all do it clockwise. Some do it once, some twice, some many time! Some do it slowly, some do it fast. Some are in hurry to go out and some sit in the mandir for some time. Some sing a hymn during all this process. My understanding tells me that when you come to pay obeisance, you should spare some time for Him. He does not invite you to visit the Mandir. We visit for our own sake. If we do not spend some time, we may not be able to feel the tranquility of the Mandir. If you visit the mandir just as another daily chore, then one might as well not visit! Rushing through is against the basic concept of visiting the mandir. A child has concepts clear about such things. Rhea does what she wants to do. On some days she will say I don’t want do namaskar; she can do this because she is not afraid of Him! She is not worried about His reaction to her actions. He never reacts, anyway! It’s all in our mind.

Another 30 meters ahead is a Mandi. We stroll in that direction at our speed. There are vegetable, fruit & flower vendors, hawking their goods. Then there are small roadside food vendors who sell their stuff. For Rhea it’s a great treat every day to see and touch so many different vegetables, fruits and flowers. We repeat the same process of naming them and discussing their colours. She touches each one and gets the feel and expresses how she feels about it. Some vendors interact with her, some offer her a fruit, and some just ignore us. One vendor is more curious than others; he started telling her the names of vegetables in English, so I told him that English names are taught in school hence I am teaching her Marathi names. Then he started asking me about school education in my times, whether I had my education in English or Marathi and so on. Same set of people but different curiosities and interactions!

Then suddenly I see a bit of commotion in the area. I find that Municipal Corporation  Van from anti encroachment drive has reached the Mandi. Some unauthorized vendors picked up their goods and put them in the zone of authorized vendor’s area! So they are safe now. Some food vendors had no place to hide so they lost their stuff to the van. Other equally unauthorized vendors continued their business as if nothing has happened! They had “settled” their issues before hand. Then there is one Ice Cream vendor. He occupies almost 15 sq met area including blocking of footpath with his ware and chairs, bang in front of the mandir gate! Encroachment van makes sure that they do not even go near him. For them that vendor does not exist! He is a well-connected politician. This unsavory activity goes on right at the gate of the Mandir but they know that God is in your mind, He does not really exist! Jaihind! Amen!

Half Century 50!!

Today I am on the threshold of becoming fifty! Those who know me personally must be wondering what has happened to this guy! He is much older but claims to be fifty, is this the start of dementia? Has this fellow gone senile? Some will say “must go and meet this chap before he stops recognizing people”. Some may call Jaya to find out how things are in general at our end and specifically about my health. She will, of course, confidently tell that all is well except for my little quirks, irritable behaviour which is increasing. My carcinoma stuff is currently well within background! So far so good, all will get more confused.

As I go down the memory lane, I remember many things that I achieved. My thoughts go to five years back but suddenly I remember my childhood for a couple of years in Ahmednagar. Sometimes I remember my growing up in Mumbai in Dhobi Talao area. Other times I think of my favourite things. One thing is for sure I also remember the writer’s block that I used to get; but as I am nearing fifty that phase seems to be tapering  off. Why my thoughts are veering today, I don’t know. Now I suddenly remember my departed friend from Chaupati who died when we were in school. I then remember some incident from Sunshine Villas where we normally live. Now I feel like thanking my mother, why did I suddenly remember her! Then I am reminded of a friend of mine who has settled in the US. Oh my god! Suddenly I am thinking of Osama, then again I have bit of block but I overcome it when I remember my favourite things.

My mind goes in different direction and I think of Anna Hazare. Now my mind switches to people behaviour and Aaron Shwartz comes to mind. What is happening to me? Am I really going crazy? How is it possible because according some of the people close to me, I am already crazy! Now I have a mental block, I don’t think I will be able to complete this blog. I am thinking of some incident which is forty years old, I am worried about state of our nation. I suddenly remember experience shared by a friend of mine. Now I am thinking about human nature and then back to the state of the nation. Am I awake or I am dreaming? Why  my dreams are changing so swiftly on varied subjects.

My mind switches to industry, then Parijataka flowers, to my good old friend Suhas Urf Suya Kulkarni. Then to life and death, whatsapp/facebook, remember an old song Que Sera Sera, thinks of death, gets irritated by media, shocked by major blunder by Volkswagen. I feel like sharing my illness with my friends and how we overcame the stress as a family.

Friends don’t worry, most of the adjectives mentioned above will stick to me anyway. But dementia is not what is around. When I was talking of turning 50, it is the number of blogs that I could churn out over last five years. It seems that the consistency is improving and now I don’t have to worry about writer’s block, hopefully. All the crazy thought processes from my mind that I mentioned were the “subjects” on which I wrote 49 blogs!

Now this is the 50th! Happy 50th blog to me! May many more come from my pen er Laptop. It will be a great joy to me if I am able to continue with the current consistency. I also hope that those who have been encouraging me, to write more will keep on doing so. Thanks Jaya, Sachin, Deepti, Sonya, Shashi and many more. Cheers! Sonya hope this event will encourage you to start writing consistently! Go for it man!

Myths of the Dance of Democracy!

India just finished general election for the year 2014. This election was “marketed” by TRP hungry media as Dance of Democracy! It was a Dance no doubts.

Indian elections get analyzed in India by so-called experts in details same as the so-called share market experts! There have been so many theories to explain many things happening in the election. Some of them have almost become myths. Have those myths gone for a toss? Here are a few of them.

Biggest myth is that Indian politics and voting patterns are governed by vote banks, caste equations. This was supposedly happening all these years especially in Northern India. How do the experts explain the results from UP, the cauldron of caste politics. 73 out of 80 seats are taken by BJP+ ! Where is Mayawati’s power, Mulayam’s strength? Have they lost these supernatural powers overnight? Same Dalits, Muslims and so-called down trodden have they suddenly deserted their bosses and en mass and voted for BJP?

India is looking for criminal free, corruption free society is another myth. I think 35% plus newly elected MP’s have criminal background! Where is AAP? Four seats!! Even Congress with so many mistakes, frauds, scams managed 50 plus seats!! What happened to the euphoria of last year? Now no one including Anna Hazare are talking of Lokpal bill! Have they forgotten about it? I think main reason for last years euphoria was that there was a lame duck Government in Delhi which could take no action (or was afraid to do so) against the agitators who took law into their hands. It was more of a Governance issue.

Another myth is that so-called crusaders or strong candidates may lose election but with a reasonable fight. How do you explain loss of deposit for (32 Crore) Shazia Ilmi, Congress blue eyed boy Salman Khurshid, Vishwas in Amethi?

One very important point that needs to be pondered. Votes in Orissa for Patnaik due to decent policies is understandable. But how do you explain Mamta Banerjee and Jaylalitha winning so strongly! Andhra area is currently highly emotional due to split so it is understandable. But Bengal and Tamilnadu are they sitting in their own cocoon? Are they yet open to idea of India ? Friends please comment on this aspect which I am not able to understand.

Here is my take on myths. People may say anything about Congress Government and their governance. But during last 10/15 years because of mobile revolution, IT & TV revolution in India, tools were made available to people all over India, to really know what is going on in all parts of India rather than their own area. Their obvious conclusion was Congress was not good enough which reflected in the result. Probably same tools in people’s hand helped them take decision in favour of development rather that their caste! With no such tools available previously, people’s thoughts were restricted to their close vicinity and people used to think about their Biradari rather than thinking universally. This probably explains the changes that have happened. Salman Khurshid & Vishwas were probably punished for arrogance, Ilmi was thought of as an imposter!

I am sure more myths have got created in this election too! One of them could be “Now we have Modi the Superman!” Please let us not create such myths and then get disappointed later. This world is beautiful but it is also very tough and cruel. Managing India is no joke. Let us hope that the Indian economy which is that bottom at this stage, will only go up aided by good policies and governance. Let us not expect that suddenly everything will change. Give apro Narendra Bhai some time!!

Mother of All mothers!!

I read a comment by an Indian about noise pollution during Diwali!! I 100% agree that nobody really cares about the noise in India. I read this comment on Facebook.
But based on that comment another person commented, “I hate every single day or moment in India!!”

Wow, I really enjoy such comments. The second person to my knowledge has spent all first 25 plus years in India and has moved to the USA recently. I am really amazed that people hate the place where they are born and brought up.

What was that person doing in India all these years? Why hang around in the place one hates? The person forgets that India has “made” them.
What has India done for such persons?
  • Given them basic education almost for FREE
  • Taught them to respect others and elders
  • Has provided a culture where it is very difficult to become an addict of bad things because of culture at home. Let me tell you this person is a cultured person.
  • Taught them patience, humility
  • Taught  them to manage within means (no subprime issues!!)
  • Provided them best possible weather (Oh I hate the Sun! Talk of this after staying in Boston)
  • Taught them how to live in democratic anarchy
  • Showed them what free world is
  • Taught them how to keep things working even though outsiders feel that they are not working
  • Taught them to create corrupt politicians (Which country does not have corrupt politicians?)
  • Taught them how to put them in jail
  • Taught them to survive as a country with more than one billion people
  • Given them worst possible infrastructure and is struggling to become world class
  • Has overcome communal violence where 180 million muslims live in peace with 800 million plus hindus
You dont HATE your parents because they are not world class! You dont HATE your parents because they make noise while eating! You dont HATE them because they burp.
What have you done to help your parents to become world class? What have you done to reduce noise polution during Diwali? Have you ever done anything for your motherland?
Dont forget that your motherland is your mother’s mother!! She will forgive you all your utterances and deeds. She is after all, mother of all mothers!! She has large enough stomach to gulp all such thoughts and utterances and gulp them.
And on top of that she will bless you to prosper where ever you are!! (and become world class- she has made your basics strong isn’t it?)
God bless all such children of India!

    Heil Anna!!

    Before you lynch me for the worst sin “Talking against Anna” let me tell you that I am very happy that we finally have someone who is talking against corruption and doing it persistently. I am not talking against Anna but giving reported staements verbatim.

    Normally it is fashionable to talk on such subjects in Five Star environments or TV shows maybe followed by Coktails and Dinner. Anna has brought this out to street level which a great achievement.

    The title only reflects the reaction to the statements. It does not reflect my opinion on Anna but I hope the Anna team shows some humility in future.

    1. Anna is India and India is Anna
    2. Lokpal bill lao ya jao
    3. I will leave Ramlila ground only after Jan Lokpal bill is passed
    4. Why has Delhi corporation not kept Ramlila ground clean after rains? Only 70000 people were there on the ground!
    5. How could you arrest Anna? (The law should have been changed, maybe!! Remember that Indira Gandhi our mere ex prime Minister was arrested and jailed by Janata Govt during her Satyagraha)
    6. I don’t believe in Govt, they will not pass the bill
    7. Anna needs to fast even when there is Red Alert declared in Delhi for 15th August
    8. Even if Prime minister comes I will not withdraw my fast until Janlokpal bill is passed in Parliament. I can die but I will not bend

    Anna’s Lokpal Bill

    Anna wave or storm has hit India. At last something has started stirring people to think. I hope its effect is like a tsunami and it just throws aside or sinks corruption. But it is not as simple as that. Nothing in life is!!

    If someone thinks that India is going to change overnight by Anna’s fast at Ramlila or where ever, they are sadly mistaken. Anna is a force that is showing us the way but its a longhaul for all of us. What was discussed all these days on TV by the gliterrati and by you and me over a glass of what ever poison we like, has come out in open. The common man is now discussing these things over a cuppa, at the thela!! The common man has finally realized that there is something definitely wrong with our society. Hopefully the scepticism is going and blaming the karma will also go over a period.

    He or she is hoping that the magic wand that Anna has will change everything when they get up the next morning. No it is not going to happen that way. It is for you and me to make it happen. We will have to discard a lot of things that are embedded in our DNA.

    Here is the magic  potion that we should create and drink (like they do in comics) to make things happen.

    First and foremost take an oath that I will never give or take a bribe. (Oh my god! I thought I was not a problem,  yes you are, all of us are!!) Sounds very tough but this has to be done. Like charity the change also must start with you. If one is not true to oneself how we can blame others. Corruption is both physical as well as in mind. We need to tackle both these corruptions.

    When you go to an office for some work, talk nicely to the person you meet and speak to the point. If he throws obstacles at you tell him that you are going to meet his boss and meet the boss!! If you reach a dead end, now days there are enough news papers which want such stories, go to them and let me tell you they will publish your story. But dont take this route just for the heck of it, do it only if it is a genuine issue. This method can be used in your day to day dealings too.

    If for some mistake of yours a policeman stops you and you think you are right, politely but firmly argue with him. But if you are at a fault please pay the fine and do not bribe him ( you have now taken the oath!)

    A society in which there is day to day corruption, is the one that is most difficult to correct. When we go to rationing office, we have to pay Rs.100/ for getting some small thing done when it is our right, that person in that office does our work. We get a good road with a neat foothpath; next day there will be hawkers on the foothpath and no authority will bother them (because they take cuts from these hawkers). We need to change such things. Lokpal bill is not going change this, it is you and me who have to change these things.

    We are on the road and late for a destination. What do we do? Blatantly pass thru Red signal! You are at a signal, there are ten seconds for green light. Suddenly 30/40 % people will decide to pass thru the red signal. We should change this. Lokpal bill is not going to change this!

    We reach a signal and stop. Suddenly windows are down for many cars and people start spitting! This is mental corruption. We need to stop this.

    Go to a railway station; you will see people crossing the tracks. I can never understand how people are not bothered about their own lives. This is mental corruption.

    All over the world there is corruption in large deals. The deal maybe for Planes, Ships, Weapons and chances are that in most of them there will be cuts involved. Generally in such deals if value of the contract is X for a quality Y, then deal maybe made for X plus 10% for quality Y.

    But take cases that happen in India where the deal in which value of contract is X  for quality Y, deal maybe settled for X minus 30%, for quality Y minus 50%. Amount spent will be X minus 60%! This means that somebody takes a cut and that too for extremely inferior items supplied! Imagine that this is done in life saving drugs where people can die! We need to kill this corruption first and foremost; these people are killers!

    My dear friends, we are lucky to have Anna amongst us. He is showing us the path, he is our light at the end of the tunnel. Please take this opportunity and try to change things in a small way. Hundreds of people doing this small change can turn the tide of bad things that are blatantly done in our Bharat desh. But remember that it is you and me who are going to change things and not the Lokpal bill!!