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Aye's & Nay's for the Women's Reservation Bill

As a person I’m seriously against reservation of any kind other than financial / economic classes, and similar is my stand on woman reservation…I don’t think we women need any sort of “ you are here because of our big heart to give away a seat and the so called “ Seat Liability” from any of the male gender…and don’t quote me wrong, I’m very much for woman development and quite a bit of feminist ( it runs in my family).



The woman’s reservation bill which is getting introduced now is just a politico-management sham, BJP and Congress have devised this tool for maintaining their market share and a temporary brickwalling, as other parties like RJD, BSP don’t really have too many women to field or active in their party ranks..


Both Congress and BJP had less than 10% of woman in their MP’s last year, if they were so much committed to woman emancipation, then the count of women candidates fielded should have been much higher.

Also the bill entails that some seats will be randomly selected as “ reserved for women” which means that an MP selected form one constituency this year, may not be under reservation quota from the same seat next year and hence the party will not be interested in building up a mass connect for the poor lady contesting from that seat.

On the other side, Scandinavian countries have high woman participation in governance and in these places the levels of corruption, woman liberalization and development is much higher, so may be there is some way forward in this bill.

I think these reservations must be first done at the panchayat, district, municipality & state levels first before attempting at the central level. In this manner, women will be able to build a mass appeal and have some “good stories ” to campaign by herself and will also build up party ranks. Also the issue of woman emancipation is bigger in rural areas, in urbane locations, there is financial independence and people are somewhat aware of their rights.

In essence, I think the bill should not be treated as some sort of management brick walling, instead if there is commitment to include woman in governance and build the woman’s team from grass root level, then here is an “ Aye” to the women’s bill…

Socialism & Capitalism..

Maoism and their cause ( Sympathizers View) is one of the main topics of TV shows these days. Sympathizers feel that Maoism is a result of capitalism in the country and lack of even development for all sections of the community..
I find this thought hard to digest because the more I think of it, I cant understand what really does these two ideologies profess & who follows them…


Couple of years back, during the age & times of USSR, may be this was an active ideology splitting the world into loyalty towards the two super powers…

But What about now.. what does US profess.. the superpower of the capitalist world, believes that profits are for keeps by the multi billion asset companies and if there is a loss then it is borne by the tax payers ( the 1 Trillion debt waive off / or stimulus package).. and wars are surely paid from the tax payer’s money.. This is surely socialism turned upside down… Profits to the companies & Losses to the nation community…

How about the Socialistic Country China… Companies belong to the state.. but the community is suppressed by the be-all’s & end –all’s of governing bodies.. They decide who speaks what, what to wear, how to communicate, what to learn, where to work, what to eat and everything else which a basic human being should be able to decide without help from the “ community ”.. So here is an example of twisted capitalism… “ Power to the people, but no power to think or decide by oneself”…

And of course there are countries like India, which is capitalistic & socialistic..it is caught in between.. Declaring Capitalism will create unrest in CPI ( nearing extinction)..some flares like Maoists.. & professing socialism means declaring yourself as Anti – Development and non futuristic country and also bring on the wrath of FDI’s & FII’s…

Isn’t this confusing enough….

Bangalore has caught the flu...

Bangalore or Bengaluru ( I cant bring myself to call this lovely & classy city that name) has caught the flu.. She has been hovering in between 21 & 36 degree temperatures for the whole of last week , which is a sudden shift from the dormant 14 – 20 degrees till February…Of course you wont find this as breaking news in any TV channel, unfortunately they prefer to make it news after the patient is dead. But it is definitely a topic of discussion amongst the people of Bangalore.

Combined with the low humidity climate in Bangalore, she cannot bring in enough precipitation to bring about rain. There were thunder showers in Mysore & Kerala but nothing crossed over to Bangalore..

All the vehicle pollution has led to a chemotherapy type environment and the trees that Bangalore has nursed over the last so many years is looking bald, dry & whithered.

There are symptoms of jaundice too with the 800 odd lakes in Bangalore sighting a yellowish color. Ulsoor lake in the heart of Bangalore has a mix of colors which may soon turn brackish black.

But the spirit is still alive and she tries to sport a bright new day look every day with a slight early morning chill, chirping pigeons, misty fields and dew on the thousands of trees which still exist…

Hope she get’s well soon and the days of wearing a sweater to work and the charm of walking under glorious tree lined streets with a mist in your breath returns soon..