Friday, May 7, 2010

An Open Letter to Ramdev Baba...

Disclaimer: The content of this post is totally my own thinking, and is no way meant or intended for hurting the sentiments or feelings of anyone.

Dear Ramdev Baba,

At the outset of this letter, I would like to introduce myself just as an ordinary citizen of this country. I am not at all a follower of you, or rather I even don't give a damn to all those nonsense you keep uttering in the TV channels. I just take you as one of those saffron wearing long beared people's God, who is earning easy money and people's support by doing nothing but by selling God's word. Oh no, don't think I am an atheist. I am just someone who take religion and God as the way of life, believe in working hard, abide by the laws of the country and just live and let live.

I really dont have any problem to what you and all those long beareded people say or teach, because I dont have time for such things. But sometimes, when things prick to the nerves, we should raise our voice. Recently, as I was surfing through the TV channels, I accidently heard something which you were telling to a mass of around five thousand people or may be more. You said, the way India has embraced a foreign language (English) in the day to day lives, its wrong for the country. You gave examples of Germany, France and some other countries. Now, in this context, I would like to tell you that please make your facts correct before uttering nonsense. Do you know why most of the jobs and works get outsourced to India for which our countrymen gets employment and can earn their bread and butter? Its because, Indians are good in English, apart from being good in Science and Mathematics. We are better than Chienses only in this aspect and thats why, in recent decades our economy has improved. I just can't imagine the rate of unemployment our country would have, had those private sector jobs were not there. And its all because of the good English eucation we have in our country.

If not others, let me take my own example. I can read, write and speak English and that's the reason why I am employed by an MNC and for which I am able to pay 30% of my income as tax to the country. And, I feel proud about it. In this context, one question arose in my mind. Do you pay taxes of your income from Patanjali ? I guess not. Dude, its very easy to teach people how to take oxygen inside our body, murmer "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" or "Go Mata Ki Jai", but it's not very easy to fill up the stomach and buy the bare necessities of life. If you are so much a patriot, why did not you join the forces to protect the country? Do you know that Chinese are encroaching land in the remote North East? Why dont go there with your followers and stop that? I heard you speaking a lot when the country was down with Swine Flu. Did you do anything for that? I heard you speaking against celebration of Valentine's Day. For your information Valentine's Day doesnot promote pornography or prostitution. Its just a celebration of love and relationship. It makes people happy. Don't you yourself say that at the end of the day happiness is what matters? Such an example of hypocrisy.

I know whatever you are doing is just your home work for joining politics. The common people are so simple that they will give you votes thinking you as an avatar of God. But, I can foresee the future of the country when people like you will be making laws. In you and all those saffron wearing babas, I see the image of a Hindu Taliban, you people sound like fundamentalists. Whatever you teach people are mostly taken from all those sacred books, Vedas. So there is nothing new in your stuffs. You are just doing the job of a teacher who refer textbooks to teach his pupils. So, don't think yourself to be very great. I admire your dream of a healthy India, but please don't play with the innocence of the people. Don't gumrah them.

Yours Sincerely,
A Citizen of India

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8 comments:

pavan gupta said...

dude , this might be your own perspective but truth is that , he is not making fool to Indians but he is starting a next big revolution since independence for which independence movement fought , he is talking about stooping corruption 100% , not just like other politician , he have concrete way to stop it .Now in language matter you were talking about outsourcing , this is good that we are earning by this and we have jobs because of it , don't u think that respect toward our own languages and tradition has been almost finished , we should have our industries instead of doing jobs for others .. i am also graduate from a reputed institute , doing research in iima but i think if we would have product market and industries our own and at least a situation that we can negotiate .
with others ......the revolution started by him is the only way for complete change ....accept it otherwise you will see it ur own how india is rising ....bye

saurav said...

@pavan I would just say that Stop Talking... Start Working. I wonder how many corrupt people were brought to justice through his so called "revolutionary ways" !!! I don't agree that our culture/tradition has been finished, its just that fundamentalists do a hue and cry over all these for their own benefits. I agree with you that we should have our own identity in the world, with our own innovations, but I don't see any revolution except for the war of words on TV.

In search of something called LIFE said...

I agree with u completely Saurav. Phod dala!

crazzybouy said...

I thought Ramdev was mostly a yoga teacher who brought yoga to the masses through simplistic techniques. If he has political motive also, its not bad. After all joining politics is not bad. But being fundamentalist is bad. In any case i dont think any educated indian citizen will listen to him if he speaks junk. He will simply lose his popularity as a yoga teacher. And enough of this anti-valentine's day thing. If Ramdev things that way he should join Bal thackerey.

Our country's system is so broken that it has to heal itself slowly. No revolutionary technique will ever work. If everyone corrects their mindsets by at least being hardworking and not doing illegal things etc..then there is a big chance that things will get corrected in future.

Regading embracing english, India has 1500 languages and dialects. We just cannot enforce one language for the whole country. Many people find it difficult to speak hindi because its way different from what they speak as their native language. And of course english fits well in our culture and education system. After all we were ruled by british for 200 years. Thank God we speak english as foreign language and not Arabic or Farsi.

Aurelius said...

Arey Dear Citizen of India...
Pls stop Talking Against Baba ramdev..
Although i am not at all his fan but i totally agree with his comments on Valentines Day...
Sum People of the So Called MNC's are just over exaggerating that day so that their products can sell like cards, gifts, etc...
True Meaning of Love Has been Forgotten And 90 % of these SO CALLLED lovers will have a new valentine Next Year!!!

Shrikant pg said...

Teri to buddhi bhrasht ho gayi hai .lagata hai tune bhratachariyo ka namak khaya hai.Tujhe to kuch karana nahi aata, phir jo desh ke liye apana sukh chain chodkar din rat desh sewa mai laga hai unpe kyon murkho jaise kuch bhi likh raha hai .Are sade huye bheje ke murge tu kya samajata hai,tu chillaya nahi to suraj nahi ugega kya .suraj to ugega aur o bhi baba ke sankalp ka aur 1 din sarkar bhi jhukegi aur tera bhi bheja thikane aayega :JAYHIND..

saurav said...

@Shrikant Thanks for your comment. I believe you did not read my post to get the essence out of it, or may be you got too emotional about Baba with some of the strong words in the post. Anyways, everybody of us have our own freedom of expression .. right ? Keep up the good work. Thanks.

Mron said...

@Pavan Gupta: Dissapointing you wrote your comment in English
@Aurelius: tsk tsk..kya logic hai..
@Shrikant: Kripiya apni bhaasha main shishtachar layen..
@Saurav: Well said..