after much chaotic and shameful campaign for the election of the president of india, finally madam pratibha patil has emerged victorious.
so india, after 60 years of wait has given the fair sex, a chance to lead the country. but is it really fair chance that was given to the woman of this country. to my mind it is far from the truth to assume this to be true. madam just had this stroke of luck that catapulted her to sudden stardom of the indian politics. neither she was the first choice for this post nor she had the credential to be the president of this great nation. but she had some thing….that we call luck and what a luck, just fantastic. and yes, she was the masterclass masterstroke of the UPA chief sonia gandhi. a concensus candidate that was acceptable to the left.
the left wanted a weak person at the helm, but the congress wanted a man from its rank. Mr. shivraj patil was considered, too strong a man at the raisina. and so, madam pratibha got a chance to shoot the moon. during that process we came to know almost all details of the president designate. some were shocking and very squalid in nature.
for obivious reasons, it is quiet a fact that, whatever the congress and left do, celebrate or anything else, the country is not going to rejoice. we are not going to feel proud, for the fact that, apart from the scandoulous past, she is nowhere near her predecessor .
the glasgow bombing in UK has again brought terrorism on the centrestage of the world politics. there is no denying the fact that it is a most serious problem the world is facing at this point of time.
but again a very small point to ponder in these troubled times is that, one of the fuel, to this terrorism is racism. this thing has been overlooked by most of the observers of the international politics. the detention of dr. haneef mohammed in australia is a glaring example of the racist act followed by the state against individuals of foreign origin who are of different skin colour or of different faiths. this state sponsored racism in the australian milieu is deplorable and open to widespread public unrest throughout the world. everyday a new detail emerges out of that sordid tale of implication of an innocent man . still these shameless people who think themselves morally superior to anybody in this world indulged in these squalid state of affairs to convict an innocent man. the revoking of his visa after being granted bail by a court is shameful act that will belittle, most heinous acts.
no law is bad until you are misusing it, or you are twisting it to profile someone a convict who is otherwise innocent. let the truth prevail, let there be light! catch the rouges and leave the innocent in peace.
the act of the state should be honourable and responsible and not clownic in act to distrupt the public peace .
it all started with a joke. one of my friends, rajan joked to join jnu by giving exams in a very unpopular course, like arabic and persian (that may not be the case); but he thought that competition would be weak.
then, enter ranjan anand, another friend from school days who coaxed me to give the exam.not only that he filled half of my form and also gave rs.20 at the time of buying the form. he also advised me to fill only for arabic and persian. i thanked him a lot and he told him not to worry, and that i would do the needful. he then went on.
now comes the last man who advised me rightly to atleast fill form in one very popular course. now i got the moral courage to do that. although the form was filled only in two subjects, i had to scratch the form and insert the very popular and competitive course japanese in the 1st choice. i did all this apart from public glare, and told them i had filled only for arabic and persian, which they agreed.
the form was filled and every one had the news, but only what i wanted them to know. i shifted from my old room to the new building which just at a few paces from the old. the preparation was still not going on. and i was still with my old habit of moving like a wastrel.
when only one month was left, the my new room-mate, who is also the elder brother of my dear friend madhav told me to study as there was also good fight among students of arabic and persian. so, gradually i started to do the needful. i got the previous years’ paper and stared to solve them first. i started to spend more time on the net than having fun with my good friends. although they complained, but remained gently firm and they got to do things without me also. i also bought a manorma year book 2007 and started reading it. i had no idea about the english course which already was not going well.
the exam time came, i did’nt feel nervous at all. i also prayed everyday that gave me strength from inside and cleansed my mind.the exam date was on my birthday itself. i along with my friend, neeraj thakur went to give the examination. he was there like my guardian….! the exam went almost good but not very best, i had done few mistakes which i had studied, but i was sure to qualify in any one subject apart from japanese because it attracts a very tough competition.
that day during exam ajit also called but i was in examination hall, so, i had to call him later. i told him about the exam and he was also hopeful of my selections.
as the date of result came near, people began asking for the news and i told them it was still not declared and they did not believe me. this continued for three days. then i was trying to get admission in du regular in some so-so college, i was quiet in tension during those days.
after coming from du, i reluctantly came to this cybercafe and opened this site of the jnu.
i saw the results were actually declared. i feed in the data and waited with my breath on hold to see the result. and lo, what i saw made my heart skip a beat. i had already cracked the exam.
this was a story of joke to reality.how is that!
hello everybody out there..! today i feel great to announce that i have been selected for japanese language in JNU !
well i know it is a bit late… but most of the things i’ve done in my life was done a bit late for the reasons that i could never really know myself. so the moment i knew i can do it i was there.
so guys, enjoy and have fun and we shall have great party whenever we meet!
bye for now!
atul kumar bhaskar