Friday, June 23, 2017

The Story of Cindrella - Part 2

The Dark Story of Cinderella from Part 1, Continued...

It happened as Cindrella expected. Word was out that the prince is looking for someone. That he had declared he will marry the girl whose foot fitted the shoe he had.

Cinderella smiled. A wicked smile. She had power over the shoes. It took her 3 months to hunt, skin, n sew those anaconda shoes that won't fit anyone but her feet.

Soon the prince was at Cinderella's house. Her step sisters tried but the shoe did not fit. Despite her step mom's objection, Cindrella tried the shoe. It fit her perfectly...because it was made specially for that toe-less feet.

The prince asked for the other shoe in the pair. Cinderella went into her room & came back wearing both shoes in the pair.

The prince was thrilled. He found her. He mumbled something under his breath, "everyone, move in; we found her." Then he asked about the diamond studded dress. Cindrella's stepmom said the prince is wasting his time. There is no way Cinderella can possess a diamond suit. Cindrella smiled. Brought out the dress from her bag, said, "I knew you will want to make sure it's me."

Suddenly the prince's sword was at Cinderella's forehead. She turned white. She saw some 36 troops surrounding her, her stepmom, & step sisters.

"What's happening?" Cindrella cried.

"Where did you get this diamond dress," demanded the prince.

Cindrella looked into the eyes of the prince. There was nothing except anger. She was not prepared for this. She calmly said, "My stepmom gave it to me."

Her stepmom cried, "No sir, in no way can I give her a diamond suit. My own daughters don't own any."

"You are being arrested for cheating the prince," said the prince.

After half an hour, Cindrella's stepmom was cursing her inside a highly secured prison. Cindrella smiled. Her step sisters were horrified. She said nothing.

"On your guard! The royal prince is coming," said a voice guarding the prison.

Indeed, the very prince who arrested Cindrella was before their eyes. Cindrella's stepmom shivered. Her step sisters looked at the prince in horror. But the prince fainted out of shock.
He saw Cindrella striking her forehead with her thumb, turning into a snake, and vanishing down the drain.


Nobody was in their senses. The prince & his guards just couldn't believe a girl vanishing down the drain like a snake.

But there was proof. The prison cell still held Cindrella's stepmom and her step sisters. They were as horrified as the prince.

The prince's minister was quick to blame Cinderella's stepmom. He pronounced her a witch and told guards to burn her along with her daughters, at the stake in the center of market.

As the prince lost his senses, he could hear a wicked laugh. Somewhere, Cindrella was laughing both at her stepmom and the prince.
Arun Kumar

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The Dark Story of Cinderella - Intro

At the stroke of 10, Cinderella waived her hands. Suddenly her torn, old clothes were replaced with pretty clothes glittering with diamonds.

She slipped into the shoes she especially designed for the occasion. These were shoes that won't fit anyone else. It took three months to kill and collect anaconda's skin that she sewed into shoes.

At the party, she mixed the magic potion with the drink that'd be served to the prince. From the corner of her eyes, Cinderella made sure the prince emptied his glass. She went to the prince and whispered, "I have to leave!" Before the intoxicated prince could react, Cinderella vanished from the spot, after making sure that she left her left shoe for the prince to find out.

Back home, she changed into rags & hid the other Anaconda shoe with her diamond dress. She knew what was to happen next. You too. And you thought Cinderella was a cute, simple, harmless thing?

I omitted details here. Read The Dark Story of Cinderella - Part II
Arun Kumar
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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Questions for the Indian Government from a common Indian

Following are some questions for the Indian government. But anyone can answer them if they know the answers. Why does everything seem to be going in the wrong direction?

Hyderabad at Sunrise - Not related to the post

Why is Pakistan still Most Favored Nation (MFN) for India? What are these governments hiding?

Already Kashmir is on boil...why are they settling Rohingya refugees there?

Is there really terrorism or a freedom fight going on in Kashmir? What do they want exactly? To go with Pak, create unrest, or implementation of an Islamic rule?

Why isn't any scamster of UPA regime still not in jail?

Why is West Bengal turning into an Islamic state? Why isn't anyone even trying to overthrow Mamata Banerjee's regime? How much is the government earning from illegal poppy cultivation there?

What is happening in Kerala? Why isn't anyone protesting the killings of local activists by communists? Who is benefitting from those killings & how?

Why does every government always engage in Muslim appeasement & caste politics, RESERVATIONS?

Why can't the local police fight & control Naxals? Why is CRPF always deployed from Assam to Chhattisgarh? If the local police is not of any use, why do we have police there?

Is police really useless against Naxals or is it supporting them? Why can't CRPF work autonomously? Is there any plan to control those Naxals? What are they really fighting for? What are they demanding that the government is not willing to give them?

I am not talking about media gag but why can't the government make the press accountable and take action against cooked/false news?

Some bigger questions for the Indian Government

What are the real forces behind unrest in India?

Is Vatican really funding certain politicians to divide India & end Hinduism?

Why is the government overlooking illegal religious conversions by so called minorities? Why is the government allowing fake drama of magical healing by a certain community?

Why did the government not look into political post holders being funded by Russia, as reported by WikiLeaks? Is KGB really defunct or is it still sponsoring any politician in India?

Why isn't India protesting the Chinese Economic Corridor in Pakistan? What game are they playing?

Despite US possessing best satellites that can detect training camps in Pakistan, why is no one declaring it a terror sponsor? What are they hiding?

Is government of India itself involved in creating the current unrest in country? If not, what is the government strategy to bring everyone under one umbrella?

And finally, why on earth am I thinking about all the above instead of watching some movie?

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Letter to Sri Narendra Modi - Indian PM

Nobody wants war. But at the least, revoke MFN status to Pakistan? Is Mr Modi playing MK Gandhi - working both for international influencers while trying to maintain his following? Believe me sir, your following is reducing each day that ends with non action.

All that development, which you claim you have done, will do you no good if you fail the mood of nation.

People are angry. They voted you to power because they wanted Chinese Gandhis in Tihar, because they were fed up of terrorists beheading our armed forces personnel, and because they wanted a Nationalist at Center.

They didn't vote you so that you go to Lahore & have Biryani with Sharif. They didn't vote you to power just so they can listen to your "mann ki baat" on radio.

ITES companies are laying off more than 70,000 people this summer. Do you have any action plan? Instead you're giving sermons on Buddhism in Lanka. Your Standup India scheme is limited to Backward Classes who already have good living.

People didn't vote for you to leave things to "course of law". Everyone knows how law and courts function in India.

People thought you'd be the change they wanted to see in Indian leadership. Not for you to continue Gandhi's legacy. And certainly not for appeasement politics.

Everyone knows Kashmir struggle is for Islamisation of that province. Are you really innocent to believe that an 8000cr development package will make Kashmir militants forget Sharia? Do you think it is just a political issue that can be solved by a dialog with Pak who is just funding the militants that are products of brainwashing done by Separatists who enjoy security cover provided by your own government.

If you are serious about solving Kashmir, why don't you remove that security to Geelani who is poisoning young minds, and paying them money for assaults on army.

Until 2014, you were angry with the then Central government that MMS gave a royal treatment to Sharif's family after Hemraj was beheaded by either Pak forces or Pak non state actors. What did you do? Invited their forensics to Pathankot after the army station seize? What did you get except an improvement in your image in the international community?

Sorry sir, people didn't vote for you to help you create a larger than life image of yours. They wanted a change. If you don't deliver it by 2019, they'll look for alternatives... local parties will emerge successful as at least they can solve local issues related to food & water.

Your government is focusing on bullet trains & all. It is good. Still, I bet Hyperloop will be a reality even before you can start building the elevated corridor for that bullet train. Just because bureaucracy is tooooo slow in India. I heard you were working on that. But it is still plenty of hurdles.

It's a matter of concern that you sent Mr. Parrikar back to Goa just because of some stupid international pressure on the issue of Kashmir.

Yeah, I feel you too don't want to solve issues because these are the issues that help you fight elections. I also feel you too are scared of the day these issues die down, because there will be nothing provoking to share on stage, in your powerful speeches.

End of Letter to Sri Narendra Modi - Indian PM
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Thursday, June 8, 2017

What happened after Mahabharata - Parikshit & Takshak Snake

Many of us know that the Mahabharata ends when Yudhistir manages to rescue his brothers and Draupadi from Hell and ascends to Heaven. If you haven't heard of this story called "Yudhistira had to go to Hell", drop a comment and I will narrate it in some other post. I will focus on Parikshit and Takshaka snake in this post. Since this post is about "what happened after Mahabharata", I will also talk about Parikshit's son, Janmejaya and his supernatural feat in the second part in this series. (PLEASE CHECK FOR LINK A FEW DAYS LATER).

In case you wish to read the entire Mahabharata, I recommend you buy Mahabharata by C Rajagopal Acharya. The author has presented the whole epic in short, without omitting any of the details. You can find the "Yudhistra in Hell" chapter too, in that book. It is the last chapter in most Mahabharata books. Some Mahabharata books end with coronation of Yudhistira so they're incomplete. One has to know why a truthful person ended up in Hell even after ruling a kingdom justly.

Who Was Parikshit? Who was King after Yudhistira? 


Coming back to Parikshit, he was the only successor of Pandavas post Mahabharata war. You probably know that after Duyodhana's death, Dronacharya's son was so upset at unjust war that he no longer respected ethics and set fire to the Pandava Camp at night. The Pandavas escaped unhurt. Draupadi too escaped. But all sons of Pandavas were killed in that fire.

Abhimanyu was Arjuna's son from Subhadra, cousin of Lord Krishna. Abhimanyu already fought valiantly and was killed in a Chakravyuha battle formation that he penetrated despite half knowledge. That's a different story again, but you should know Abhimanyu was killed by Karna, Kripacharya, and many other warriors. This too prompted an interested episode - The Killing of Jayadratha.

Incidentally, Abhimanyu's wife, Uttara, was pregnant at the time of the war. According to the Hindu customs, a bearing lady lives with her parents until the child is born. Thus, she was much far away from the war field, with her parents.

Uttara gave birth to a warrior named Parikshit. After procuring training from his grand-fathers (Pandavas, Lord Krishna, & their gurus), he was made the successor to the throne after Pandavas left on their final journey.

Parikshit proved to be a good emperor and carried Yudhistira's legacy forward. But then, enters Takhshak, the snake or serpent - however you may want to call it. Let's just say Takshaka for ease of use. Takshaka is a snake that can fly and can take different forms at will.

Why Takshaka Wanted to Kill Parikshit?

When the Pandavas set fire to Khandava forest to clear the ground for building a city, Takshaka's wife charred to death. His son escaped and tried to kill Arjuna by taking form of an arrow in the quiver of Karna.

When Karna used the snake turned arrow, Lord Krishna, who was the charioteer of Arjuna, made the horses stoop. That made Karna miss and instead of hitting him on the forehead, the snake arrow just hit the crown of Arjuna - both the snake and the crown shattered into pieces. This incident added fuel to Takshaka's anger.

He did not get a chance to get even with the Pandavas during their lifetime. But thanks to a misadventure by Parikshit, Takshaka got a chance and he used it to his best. Now starts the real story of Parikshit and Takshaka.

Parikshit and Takshaka

Parikshit was a good emperor. But he had some anger too. Once, on a hunting trip, he was lost in the forest. He sees an ascetic (sage) and asks him some water. It was a bad day for Parikshit, as the ascetic was on a vow of silence. Since the ascetic did not answer or maybe Parikshit did not understand the sign language of ascetic, he got angry. He looked angry, saw a snake on a nearby branch, broke the branch with the snake, tried to scare the ascetic with that snake.

It did not cause any harm to the sage but the sage's son saw it. He poured some water in his palm and sprinkled it on Parikshit, saying that within seven days, Takshaka will cause Pariskshit's death. All of them went their ways after the incident. Parikshit was frightened. He could not sleep. He told his ministers about the curse. They decided that if the emperor is secured for seven days, the curse would fade away.

To secure the emperor, a huge tower was built with a room on the top. The tower had guards at every step, especially looking out for snakes. The top room housed Parikshit and his assistants. Here was Takshaka's chance to kill Parikshit to avenge his wife and and son's death. But the security was really tight. Takshaka had to find a way to get close to the king before he could bite him to death.

It was the evening of seventh day. The curse time-period was about to end. Parikshit and his people were happy that they're almost saved. A women carrying apples approaches the tower where Pariskshit was lodged. She wanted to give some apples to the emperor for his long life. While the armed guards did not let the women go up to Parikshit, they took few apples to the emperor.

Since they were too happy, the assistants handed over one apple to Parikshit. As he bit it, he saw a worm wriggling from the apple. He pulled out the worm and mocks it, asking where is Takshaka. The worm suddenly transforms into a huge snake. Parikshit was white with fear. It was not a problem for Takshaka to fatally bite the emperor and escape.

The story does not end here. Parikshit's son, Janmejaya came to know of this. What he does for revenge is another blog post. Please check back in a few days for link to Janmejaya's story. Takshaka had to pay for killing Parikshit. Did he pay? Did Janmejaya make him pay? What did he do?

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Should you fear Islam?

The London Mayor once said terror is part & parcel of living in big cities. Cool. Incidentally, London Mayor is a Muslim. A moderate Muslim I think. Moderate Muslims don't kill. They don't want you around either.

The London Bridge experienced terror attack again on Sat, June 3, 2017

I don't like criticizing any religion but how long can we bury our heads in sand & ignore the problem?

Today's statement coming from Mehndi Hassan, a London based journalist, says that the only method to prevent terrorism is to refuse to be terrified. I'd like to ask him, if I refuse to die, can death be prevented? Or does he mean people should die bravely by taking the wrath of Islamic terrorism.

The term itself is ambiguous. Because there's only Islamic terrorism, visible on the planet. I can't really think of other forms of terrorism. They say there is Hindu terror & Communist terror but I am yet to see these guys going up a bridge, shouting Allah Hu Akbar, & start stabbing random, unknown  people for an ideology that is fed to them wrongly. There have been mindless killings in the past by many. But those things can be stopped by creating a law. In case of Islamic terrorism, how can you create a law if you refuse to acknowledge the issue?

That's not all. When the news of such incident comes out, you can see Muslims start giving hugs to people of other faiths asking them if they trust him.

Of course, we trust you. It is a matter of cultural diversity. It is also a matter of humanity. But buddy, the trust is one sided. I believe in humanity. You believe in a book that says go kill non-Muslims with all might. Does it really say that?

I believe in coexistence. Mullahs (The Muslim Clerics and similar power centers) say killing people of non-Muslim faith is fastest & surest way to get to heaven. I read somewhere that the Koran says a person who kills himself stays in hell for eternity. How, in that case, can suicide bombing (Islamic Terrorism) be equated to Jihad: A War for God?

Way back, someone asked me why Islamic terrorists blow up themselves to kill others. At that time, I thought they felt oppressed. I felt proper education can bring Muslim youth to mainstream. That was some six years ago. I wasn't aware that their holy book itself asks them to go on culling kafirs (people who don't call their God with the name Allah; I still don't know what difference it makes if you call God with some other name). I did not even know the meaning of that word 'kafir'. When my Muslim business partner asked me to remove a poster from common office, I never understood why he did that.

From a distant point, it seems Islam is a problem: a huge problem that needs to be tackled ASAP. Looking a bit closer, you'll find those Muslim Clerics (Mullahs) brainwashing Muslim kids from the very beginning of their lives.

I am not the one to declare anything but seems someone needs to fix it. There have been translation of certain verses in Vedas too, that call for killing of infidels. But they were not exact translations. Other learned people proved them wrong. Is there no one among those following Islam, who can take a second look at their religious book and see why is it creating terrorists instead of peace loving, coexisting people?

Anyway, the school of thought that education can reduce the number of Islamic terrorists is bullshit. The London Mayor, well educated, social, & responsible person, threatened Trump that if he doesn't let in Muslims into the US, those Muslims will attack US. I see he was not wrong. European Union was such a nice place before they started this refugee program. Now, it is just terror everywhere.

World leaders don't want to look bad or whatever be the reason, they are willing to risk by supporting Muslim refugees and immigrants. I don't want to say anything more on this subject. BTW, part of Muslim community disowns terrorists but when one of them dies, thousands attend his funeral. Need I say anything? Open your eyes & see for yourself how they destroy the harmony where ever they go.

Call me Islamophobic. Call me communal or whatever you want. At least I am not denying Islamic terrorism is a world problem. I might ignore it but I won't deny it. And I would ask one of those Islamic scholars to take a second look at their books. I am sure they can find out it was distorted by certain power centers for their own benefits.
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