एक्क काळी दास , सारे लोगां ने पकाण लाग रिया था ! सारे लोगां का दिमाग दही होंण लाग रिया था। कुछ लोगां से रया ना गया , तो बात यूं चली।
एक्क काळी दास , सारे लोगां ने पकाण लाग रिया था ! सारे लोगां का दिमाग दही होंण लाग रिया था। कुछ लोगां से रया ना गया , तो बात यूं चली।
” It was one of the most painful scene for me to shoot. I locked my self in a heated room, I hammered myself heavily, I sweated, I bled, I experienced the biggest pain of my life, I wanted to experience the agony because what I was going to shoot there after was not violence on body but violation of a soul ” – Shekhar Kapoor on how he prepared to shoot for the rape scene of Bandit Queen
I watched Bandit Queen in 1995 and for days I hated food and also humanity. I couldnt come to terms with what a woman went through. Rape in my mind got ensconced as one of the biggest crime humans do.
17 years later, I was horribly agitated in 2012. Delhi gang rape and the insensitivity shown by Cong govt in handling it got me mad and I couldnt think of anything else for days and weeks. My posts were full of angst. I am more agitated today and angrier in 2018 because not only the rape of Asifa crossed all limits, it transcended borders of animalism. It went much uglier than what worst animal would do. This time, its the Govt which is the rapist, its the govt which is savior of rapist and its the govt and its arms that we need to protect our women and daughters from. Please see a lyrical deconstruction here
First they deny it
Then they huddle to save rapists
Then they cry Congi conspiracy
Then they sing WhatAboutFuckery
Then they get shamed.
Then they get shit slammed
Then they get consumed by outrage
Then the courts fuck them
Then they get in stony silence
Then their pooches turn verbally violent
Then they fear sliding votebank
Then they are scared of losing power.
Then they open their smelly mouths
Then they shed their crocodile tears,
Then they say our folks were misled
Then they make their beasts resign
Then they tweet their fake empathy
Then they fart ugly generalism
Then they open their jumla stock
Then they say its Everyone’s job(!!!)
In the night of 28 Sep 2002, Salman was drunk, late in the night, he was speeding his Toyota land cruiser. His car went on pavement in Bandra and crashed into a bakery. There were 4 men inside it. 1 man died on spot, 3 sustained severe injuries or disabilities for life. Salman tried to run away, the men brandishing rods and sticks wanted to kill him but he was allowed to escape by a local. He caught and arrested after 12 hrs and the alcohol in his breath even then was higher than permissible limit. He could wriggle out of prosecution in the homicide case by
Incidentally, Salman didn’t even have a license so the crime was bigger but having used is financial muscle, the wolf got acquitted by court. Its said the night after the accident, Arbaaz Khan tried to go to car and take back the expensive music system which was still there in the car. So with 500+ crores riding on him 100 -150 crores was a small price to buy justice
Abuse of Aishwarya
That was a time, Salman was on a peak. He was voted #4 on world’s most good looking men. On a TV show, Aishwarya almost professed her growing love for him. From there on, the abuse in relationship started. Aishwarya was suffering this beast . There was verbal abuse. It was reported that he was physically abusive also and often Aishwarya used to report for shooting with bruises all over her body . She decided that the animal was not worthy of her love and came out of it. Aishwarya’s parent filed police FIR against Salman but little happened to put him behind bars.
Since law could not catch up with him on most cases, Salman got emboldened of his money and clout. He thought he can do whatever he wants and while in Jodhpur decided to go on hunting though its illegal in India. After killing the poor deer, he almost got away by bribing the postmortem guys who gave a wrong report that the hole in the body of deer was done after death. Only the 2nd post mortem nailed the lie and his subsequent prosecution..
The aftermath :
The guilty conscience of Salman told him that he can avoid the reach of law only upto a certain limit. He also knew that public sentiments and outcry often has influence on judges. He started his paakhand( sham) of being a humanitarian and a messiah of poor.
So started small charities of paying for treatment of poor or adoption to wash his sins. These were pushed by his paid media to paint human side of the wolf. The wolf also tried to get on to good side of another wolf Modi by supporting his Gujarat campaigns. From Modi, he learnt the art of fooling the foolable fools and also doing a crime and getting away by eliminating the evidences.
These lessons worked . You can see most foolable fools are pouring sympathies for him in social media.
I am ashamed that many such foolable fools are part of my friends, family and colleagues.
The Impact :
The escapades of this disgusting beast led to erosion of credibility of the justice system in India. Most people believed that if you have enough money and proximity to a wolf like Modi you can get away with any crime. This fatalism bodes very bad for any free nation. It tells the poor and less powerful that rich and poweful keep judiciary in their back pocket
Whats my take
If you have read this far, spread the word. To the rectums/ignoramuses putting posts supporting this beast, tell them the truth. Encourage them to be a responsible sensitive citizen and not a Bollywood star stuck asshole. Its very difficult for low salary, low motivation govt attorneys to nail and prosecute criminals like Salman, Sanjay Dutt, Amit Shah or Modi. When in rare cases they are able to achieve this improbable, celebrate it, feel good that law is still alive and active in this beautiful country.
“ I should make a product a lot of people will use, or better still, everyone will use “, answered the would be Entrepreneur. This got me thinking and wondering.
As a person starting up , should you go broad or go narrow ?
When you are trying to please all, are you able to please all or disappoint all?
The biggest fortunes on earth have been made by people selling to top of pyramid or bottom ?
Apple, the most successful company ( Market cap U$ 826 Bn on 13 Feb 18) is selling to 0.1% of top population or to the bottom ?
Those frying Pakodas which serve the bottom 10% of population, are they likely to grow BIG?
Is Nike which makes shoes for the richest on top of pyramid a more successful company or a Sri leather creating cheap footwear for masses at the bottom?
Its often misguiding to look at Facebook and say, here is one example where a product has been made for all. However, if you dig into history, you find that even Facebook was built only for Harvard campus male students at inception to let them ogle and lech at pretty faces of girls on campus.
What are the challenges of starting up and looking for a large, diverse audience in the beginning ?
These principles can be well understood if you look at the philanthropic cause Ratan Tata took up to make Nano. He target the bottom of pyramid, kept the margins low, thought a multitude of people will pick up this car for various reasons and did multiple bets on it ( Singoor, Gandhi nagar, integrated plant etc) .
Think about this. When a product backed by enormous financial muscle of Tata, despite a large market failed Nano as a product, how far can a mass aimed product from an entrepreneur travel?
So what should an entrepreneur do ?
Who am I to sermon the brilliant ? Andrew Chen , the early investor of Facebook had once shared a hack. If you are creating a digital product, do just this one thing :
a) Create a Google Adwords account and run a search keyword tool. Now, try to find the search volume using sentences normal people use to find your offering in the geography you are targeting.
If ( Search volume is < Few millions )
Either the need for your offering doesnt exist or its too small to make your business viable.
One of the better strategy is to look at a niche but rich homogeneous segment who are in a state of dislocation/ disturbance and are concentrated in one physical or digital location. Examples : New mothers in Grade X hospital, Fresh batch of students at College, Tourists arriving in peak season, Youth flocking to Game of Thrones 😉
What are the exceptions to this hypothesis where people targeting at bottom through fair means have survived and won the startup battle ?
Months before DeModiapa (Demonetization) happened, I had written an article on Nibor Doohs ( Robin hood spelled reverse). This post dealt with how the crooks actually rob the poor and reward the riches while fooling the poor.
While we do have deal with such political scoundrels and fraudsters, there is another class of people we deal with in position of eminence due to ancestral inheritance. We all know instances like is Rahul Ghandi , other such vermins like Jay Shah, Jyotiraditya, Tejaswi Yadav, or Abhishek Bachchan. These folks are often into prosperity by parental influence or by collusion with wicked politicians. Many a times, their endeavors are ill intentioned to drive the honest but stupid rats down the cliff just like a Pied piper.
For those who have not read Pied piper, he was fictional hypnotic musician hired by mayor of in Hamlin to cure the city of pestilent rats. He plays a flute tune which hypnotizes all the rats to follow him. He goes to the cliff and then drives the rats down in the sea to drowns and die. Well, that was for a good human cause
Lets look at a Pied piper who drives innocent people to sea. A scion from a business family, the Mahindras. Sri Anand Mahindra, the Pied piper has approx 6 million twitter followers. Here is a tweet from him
Why am I calling him a Pied piper ?
Because, there are 2 interesting things in his tweet
PSU banks are managed by Govt appointees and on most occasions have money of people who are poor. This is because private banks do not go to villages and remote areas where they are not financially viable. Once these banks amass money , political pressure makes the managers of these banks give large and often collateral free or risky loans to folks like
TheVijayMallya, and also to fraud business groups like Essar , Reliance , Adani etc.
Why do the politicians pressurize bank manager ?
Because these business folks either fund their election campaigns giving them black money or their luxury trips. No, the political parties like BJP are not expected to reveal their donors and the amount they get from them . No Aadhar or cashless transactions for their incomes.
Folks like Gadkari go to France and enjoy the luxury Yachts of Essar folks. Anil ambani travels in Modi jets to click fraud Rafale deals..
What if the bank manager do not yield ?
They are transferred from their current postings in Bombay/Delhi to forsaken places Jhabuwa, Jhaad gram or Baliya where their wives may likely get raped or their children abducted. Which Bank manager has the guts to offend these politicians ? Their replacement who come, comply and sanction loans.
Is it always political pressure ?
Not always. Most of the PSU bank managers are corrupt and under a quid pro quo ( Mutual benefit or commission) disburse bad loans to businesses.
What happens when these loans go bad ?
These banks suffer losses, they have the NPAs ( Non performing assets as loans) , the losses shoot up. This affects their balance sheet. Their share prices go abysmally low. Their working capital dries up. They go down on verge of death or closure. They need lakhs of Crores just to be alive.
What did Modi and Jaitley do in bank recapitalization?
They took 2.13 lakh crores from our money i,e public exchequer ( All the TDS, GST, income tax, Excise and Service tax we and poor people pay). They paid it to the banks as recapitalization.
This in net means : Poor and middle class were robbed in 100s and 1000s and the corrupt PSU managers and cheater industrialists got reewarded in lakhs and crores. This is a deadly scandal running in lakhs of crores.
So, on the basis of this logic ,
Why do you think Pied piper Anand Mahindra is calling fraud by Modi, i.e bank recapitalization as REFORM !!!! ?
Please leave your views in comments
A tight slap landed on the cheek of my elder cousin. It was my grandfather’s solid right hand with a 120 degree swing. He was all rage when he looked at him. An imprint of 5 fingers appeared on his cheek which was stylized like this
My cousin had just returned from a barber shop after getting his beard stylized and trimmed. I couldn’t fathom the reason for my grandpa’s raze and I didn’t have courage to ask him the reason for the assault. The cousin went back to the barber shop and asked him to shave off his beard, leaving a clean trimmed mooches.
The question bugged me for days. I wondered about the extreme vexation of my grandfather but couldn’t reason it out .
On a happy day when he was in a playful mood, I asked him about the incident. He told me that it was apa sanskriti( blasphemy) to keep a beard like that. Its not part of our ethos. I asked why. He said its against Hindu culture to trim and keep a beard like that. Either you let it grow naturally or you cut it off. Only cheats manipulate it and keep it like that (trimmed) . As an upright Hindu, either you are clean shaven or keep a mouche or a beard in its natural state. He cited Tagore, Vashisht, Aurobindo as having natural untrimmed beard. Never trim it like an ugly crook if you have a character
He further showed me all the scriptures and books in his collection. From Vishnu, to Shiva to Indra to Ram to Yudhisthira to Parashuram to Ashoka to Chandaragupta, to Prithviraj to Rana Pratap to Shivaji to Chandrashekhar azaad to Bhagat Singh to Subhash Bose to Lal Bahadur Shastri . He said no man worth his character, ever kept a trimmed beard. As per him, it was a sign of a lout, a traitor or a treacherous jackal/wolf
I jogged my memory hard and was trying to find one icon who was adorable Hindu and kept a trimmed beard but couldn’t find even one. Some of the most repulsive characters in history books were shown to have trimmed beard and they included Alauddin Khilji and Shaista Khan. I finally gave up and accepted it as my grandfather’s hypothesis or pseudo science. A trimmed beard has little to do with misconduct.
Later in my life, my father got cheated by 2 folks and as matter of coincidence both of them had trimmed beard. I am curious if there ever has been a righteous Hindu who kept trimmed beard. As a rationalist, I do not see strong correlation between treachery and trimmed beard .
I now realize that there is a filmstar who keeps a trimmed beard who owns a fleet of Mercs but cheats the govts by claiming that he is a farmer. He siphons of money from India to Panama and launders money big time. He has his name on paradise papers.
I know of a liquor baron who has trimmed beard . He looted Indian banks and was nudged to fly away with 7 suit cases before he could be arrested. He has been a traitor and cheat of highest order.
I still believe that there may be very loose correlation between being a Hindu male with trimmed bear and being a fraudster or a cheat. I have seen , only from a distance, a trimmed stylized bearded politician making ass of a billion Indians. He has been selling hallucinations of Achchhe din and just making ass of a billion Indians.