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Independence Day. Indeed?!

I didn't send greetings to anyone on this Independence day as I believe there is a long way to go before we celebrating such things.

We got Independence from British colonial rule but most of us are still have colonial mindset. Others are suffering from British Raj hangover.

IMO, nations are only imaginations. They exist today. They'll be something else tomorrow.

India or Bharat varsh as they call it, was divided into many parts and finally one more part on this day.

Bharatvarsh had its boundaries from Afghanistan to Burma to Ceylon. Now they are all separate countries thanks to the nexus between local leaders and British.

Likewise Jinnah created a two nation theory to break remaining land into India and East & West Pakistan. East Pakistan later became Bangladesh but it was cut off Indian map anyway.

If we don't learn our lesson from the past, there's already demand for Khalistan, seperation of Kashmir, and Dravid Nadu in South. Political parties aren't going …

Swami Vivekanand and Social Reforms (Hindi)

रामकृष्ण परमहंस को कुछ बुरा नहीं दिखता था तो वह भला करने कैसे जाते। उनका जीवन तो ईश्वर भक्ति में ही बीता। उनको सबमें भगवान नज़र आते थे। यहाँ तक कि जानवरों में भी। माता का भोग उन्होंने बिल्ली को खिला दिया क्योंकि उनको बिल्ली में देवी माँ दिखाई दी। अब ऐसे व्यक्ति से समाज निर्माण जैसे कार्य की अपेक्षा तो नहीं करनी चाहिए

रही बात स्वामी विवेकानंद की तो उन्होंने कहा कि हर कोई अपने कर्मों का फल भोग रहा है। वेदांती होते हुए भी वह भारत समाज की बातें करते थे। फिर उन्होंने समाज निर्माण में हाथ क्यो नहीं बंटाया, यह मेरी समझ के परे है। वे भारत को विश्व गुरु के पद पर देखना चाहते थे। उनका मानना था कि एक भारत ही दुनिया में सद्भावना फैला सकता है। दूसरे कार्यों से अपने को दूर रखते थे।

विधवा पुनर्विवाह पर उनका कहना था कि कोई किसी की सहायता नहीं कर सकता। वह काम तो ईश्वर का है। यहाँ थोडा अचरज सा होता है। क्योंकि ज़िन्दगी भर उन्होंने अद्वैत का पाठ पठाया। फिर उनके हिसाब से तो हर कोई ईश्वर है। फिर क्यों न ले कोई जिम्मेदारी समाज निर्माण की? यह बात समझ नहीं आयी।

बस इतना है कि उनके लिए यह सब मायने नहीं रखता था। …

How to manage diabetes? Some must know basic tips

Tests and Care for diabetics: How to manage diabetes and control it?

1. Diet is important. Doesn't mean diabetics have to eat grass. Consult a diabetician to create a diet plan. Switch to things that have less sugar content and high fiber content. Like brown rice (if you don't have digestion problems). Wholesale wheat and fiber rich vegetables are good. Pulses are good. Keep something light for "emergency hunger" that diabetics suffer from time to time. It is not just food craving but a signal that glucose levels are extremely low. Something sweet like cake can be considered.

2. Test feet regularly for bruises and ulcers. If any, see a diabetician as soon as possible.

3. Check for Fatty Liver. Happens to both alcoholics and non-alcoholics. Chances of NAFL are higher among women with diabetes.

4. Keep getting kidneys tested regularly.

5. Get eye tests done every six months to check for possible Glaucoma.

6. Check BP regularly to avoid heart issues. Don't smoke.


Love Thy Neighbor - The Hindu Viewpoint

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR: Why almost all religions emphasize on love? You may not have thought on the subject and maybe you think loving others will take you to heaven. Maybe that's the sole reason why you are being nice to others. It might also be your personality trait - some people empathize with others without expecting anything.
Anyway, let's see what a Hindu has to say about "Love thy neighbor." I could think of just two reasons (other than heaven and hell concept) for spreading love instead of hate. The first is the karma thing mentioned in scriptures. The second is the advaita philosophy. Let's see them in details.
When you throw a stone with enough force, it will some back to you from the other direction. That is how karma works. You have to enjoy the fruits of what you do - irrespective of whether those fruits are bitter or sweat. I said earlier that God does not interfere with Karma. That means, you have done something - good or bad - you have to bear the karma.…

Ease of doing business in India

I don't understand India improving in ease of doing business. Whose business?
MNCs? Hawkers? Because average people like me are still struggling. I don't qualify for Stand Up India scheme because it's reserved for Scheduled Castes and women. I don't qualify for Startup India scheme because my business is too old. I was told the MUDRA scheme helps only with buying assets. I needed working capital. So, who actually is benefiting? International organizations?

Two decades ago, when I wanted some loan for my computer training business, I went for Nehru Rozgar Scheme. I was asked to commit x% of amount sanctioned. What changed since?
Labor is cheap. No doubt about that. I don't know about the single window clearance for new businesses as I didn't try. And I can try only if I relaunch my business with new name.
I am not criticizing. I am not able to comprehend the process. They said the red tape has been removed. But relevant agencies keep my applications with them a…

Why is the Third Front (Federal Front) is already a fail?

Third Front is the Federal Front launching in April. But there is no second front at the moment. Congress is just doing timepass under Rahul Gandhi. They are like those mosquitoes that keep humming in your ear but don't bite. Maybe they lost their sting. If you think Congress can be a good opposition, you are dreaming.

1. The third front will be federal front and will be launched in April. This will contain regional politicians who fight each other. For example, KCR and Naidu cannot go together. BSP and SP cannot go together else Mayawati will lose her Rajya Sabha chance too. There will be a feudal war and hence the Federal Front should already be renamed Feudal Front.
2. Most of the regional parties have different ideologies and even if they come together, there will be a lot of infighting. Keep popcorn ready.

3. Besides, many regional leaders love India as a whole and won't go with leaders with bad background. Everyone knows KCR is a minority appeaser. And l…