Thursday, 19 May 2016

Why don't Hindu fundamentalists glorify Muslim Rulers in India

Taj Mahal (built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan) by Unsplash
The fact that Muslim rulers contributed significantly towards the development of India troubles Hindu fundamentalists the most. They don't want the Mughals or the Delhi Sultans to be glorified. The only reason is that they were Muslims. They can't digest the fact that Muslims ruled India for more than 600 years.
I have heard many times in news channels, read in articles over the internet, Hindu fundamentalists calling Babur a terrorist. Babur defeated Ibrahim Lodi (a Muslim ruler) in 1525 captured Delhi and then Agra and established the Mughal Empire. I don't understand that when Delhi and Agra were already under a Muslim ruler and Babur captured it from him and even Ibrahim Lodi died in the battle, what it has to do with the Hindus. At that time there was no India, no Pakistan, no other country as today. There were kingdoms which were ruled by the Kings. Every King had the equal opportunity to expand his kingdom. Many Hindu rulers did the same thing. Mauryan empire did reach up to Persia. Were Mauryans the terrorist?
Qutub Minar (built by Delhi Sultans) by Vijayanarasimha 
They call Sultans and Mughals the "outsiders". What about Aryans or Dravidians then? Were they also outsiders? Do Indians who migrated to some other countries and got the citizenship there be called the outsiders? Will there children be called "the foreigners"? The world expanded through migration. Do you know from where your ancestors came? Are you an outsider? Mughals came from Afghanistan, but they stayed here. They ruled their territory from here. They ruled this country as it was their own, and it actually was. They worked for better administration, advancement in technology, astrology and literature in the country. They gave India its most beautiful monuments, literature, gardens, foods and much more. Talking about equality, they didn't consider themselves as superiors, like the British. They believed in equality among Hindus and Muslims. They gave many Hindus high posts in their administration. Todar Mal, Man Singh, Birbal are some examples. Akbar married Jodha Bai and allowed her to practice Hinduism. The point to be noted here is that they were kings, whatever they say become a law. It was not a democracy. There were no political boundaries. Today we live in a democratic country, a country which has declared itself a secular, but still
some people say that Muslims are not nationalist, they are not real Indians.
Mughals created this country. They were born here. They are buried here. They expanded their empire by defeating both Hindu and Muslim kings. If they killed Hindus, they killed Muslims too. Kings do kill. Alexander killed people, Genghis Khan killed people, Ashoka killed people.
They say that Indians were slaves under Muslims. By Indians, do you mean Hindus and Muslims both? Or you mean to say that Hindus were slaves under Muslims because you know that no Muslim would say that they were slaves under Muslims. Were they sending country's raw materials to some other places? Although many educated Hindus who have some knowledge of  History would never say that India was slaves under the Muslims.  Now, because India didn't see a Muslim Prime Minister (even they saw one Sikh Prime Minister when Sikhs are only 1.7% and Muslims 14.2%) till now should Muslims consider themselves slaves. Are Muslims slaves in India?
Akbar the Great (by Prashant Singh)
They say when we can say Akbar the Great why can't we say Maharana Pratap the Great. Every king was great in some respect. But we generally suffix Great to the name of those kings who ruled a big territory for a long time. Maharana Pratap was only the king of Mewar. Yes, he did fight for his people, he was brave indeed. But you can't have a whole chapter dedicated to him in school history books. He was a king like Akbar, even not as powerful as him. He was not a saint not even Akbar was. But you want to say Maharana as the greatest of the greats because he was a Hindu and Akbar was not so Akbar can't be greater than him. The main agenda is not about respecting him for his achievements, it is only disrespecting Muslims. You can't change the past, but you can change the history. They know this. They want Hindus to hate Muslims. The best way to do this is to feed them hatred in their childhood in schools by changing history books, which teach Muslims as outsiders and terrorists, so they grow up with a feeling of hatred against Muslims. These people know the principle of "Divide and Rule" very well.
These people who are dividing India will not get affected in any means by any kind of violence. Their brothers will never be killed in any riot. It is the common people who will suffer, who will die.
When we talk about India we should talk about India after 1947. When we start talking about the past, we can only talk about revenge because you can't do anything in the past. Are these Hindu groups really looking for a better India? Do rewarding Hindu families for having more children going to help this country in any way? Renaming roads is not going to increase India's economy in any way. What is gone, is gone. You have an independent nation after 1947. You can't even work to make this nation socially and economically developed, you can't even work to remove injustice and intolerance here, you can't even work to remove hatred and you are talking about injustice and hatred in the past.
Are these people true nationalists? Are you really doing any good for people? Dividing India on communal lines will not benefit it in any way, only it can do good to your vote bank politics.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Tujhse Ishq na karte to bhala kya karte

Source (Photo by Sergey Zolkin)

Tujhse ishq na karte to bhala kya karte,
roz ibadat karte phir bhi gunah karte...!!

Monday, 13 April 2015

A Bank of Wisdom

India, a land of J C Bose, H J Bhabha, C V Raman, S Ramanujam, Rabindra Nath Tagore, R K Narayan, and many more great personalities in the field of Science, Mathematics, Literature; but it's shameful to know that India has the largest number of illiterate people in the world. According to UNESCO's Education For All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report 2013-14, India has the highest population of illiterates, i.e. 287 million or 37% of the total population of such people across the world. Just imagine more than one-third of the population of illiterate people in the world are Indians. What a worthy achievement in our 67 years of Independence! In the words of Gandhiji, illiteracy is India's shame and sin. The report said that insufficient financing is one of the main obstacles in achieving education for all. Aid to education fell by $1 billion in 2010 and 2011 in developing countries; said EFA 2013-14. These facts cannot be denied and hid under the curtains. Today illiteracy has become a major challenge facing our nation. We have also voted illiteracy as the biggest concern for India, with 18.78% votes in #India4India survey.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

I Just Followed My Heart...

Source (Photo by Aundre Larrow)
It was mid-august. I was sitting inside a cab heading Noida. I had to buy some materials needed for my final year project. I was thinking about the day in my college, about a girl, smiling and hiding it from the fellow passengers. Just then, I received a call. 
"Hi! I just want to say thanks to you for helping me out with that stuff. Those problems were really tough. I couldn't have managed to solve them on my own."
"You're welcome! Even I am glad to help you."


It was the last day for submitting our assignments. It would add to our scores in the semester. If anyone failed to submit it, he/she would lose 10 marks in the internals. I submitted the assignments a day before. And that day I helped out this girl in solving and finally submitting them.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Why can India NEVER be clean

You might have heard about the various campaigns launched by the Indian Government like "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission), 2014", "Total Sanitation Campaign (1999)" for cleaning India. But mere these campaigns are not enough for making India a clean country. When you go out from your home to the streets you will find "Clean India" only a daydream. I list out 5 reasons in support of this conclusion.

1. India is full of 'Spitting Monsers'
Source (Photo by Miran Rijavec)
These monsters are present in every city, every town and village in India. You can find them anywhere; on the roads, in public transports, and on all public places. Every time you take a public transport you will find such 'chewing monsters' as your fellow travellers. Paan or Gutka, whatever it is, they will chew it while making variety of faces. It doesn't take much time when these 'chewing monsters' become 'spitting monsters'.  They spit here and there. They spit everywhere. They don't even care whether you got a newly painted wall of your house, they will always find a corner where they can spit the dirt of their mouth. Every street, every wall and every corner of India has the sign of this master-art.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Unka ho gaya main.... (Part-II)

Source (Photo by Jesse Bowser)
Is raaz ko unke samne main laun kaise...
Wo roz guzarti hain samne ki ek gali se,
khud ko saari gali mein main bichaun kaise....

Kehte hain log bahut bolta hai 'Amin' lekin,
unka ho gaya main unko bataun kaise...

Ki is raaz ko unke samne main laun kaise...
Unko ho gaya main, unko bataun kaise...!!

P.S.: This is the second  part of my Shayari (Nazm): "Unka ho gaya main....". Read Part-I.

Unka ho gaya main.... (Part-I)

Source (Photo by Patryk Sobczak)

Ek raaz ki baat hum dil mein dabaye baithe hain,
ki ishq unse karte hain, aur unse hi chupaye baithe hain..

Unki nazarein hain ki kabhi humpe padti hi nahi,
aur hum unki raah mein kabse palke bichaye baithe hain..

Ek raaz ki baat hai jo hum dil mein dabaye baithe hain,
ki ishq unse karte hain, aur unse hi chupaye baithe hain...!!

Unko apna samajhte hain aur khud ko unka banaye baithe hain...
Aur hum kabhi 'kaafir' the is jahan mein,
Aaj unko khuda samajhte hain aur khud ko 'musalma' banaye baithe hain...!!

Aur kab se ye baat hum dil mein dabaye baithe hain,
ki ishq unse karte hain aur unse hi chupaye baithe hain...!! 

P.S.: This is the first part of my Shayari (Nazm): "Unka ho gaya main....". Read Part-II.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

School Fact! Lol (Comic)

Guys! how many of you are familiar with the extra priviledges given to girls in schools or colleges?

When boys talk, they are making noises...........When girls talk, they are actually discussing some lessons.

When a boy comes late, he is an irresponsible and lazy guy...........When a girl comes late, there must be some genuine reason for her being late.

It's like "Tum karo to Raasleela, hum karein to character dheela"\

Friday, 6 March 2015

10 Funny T-Shirts Quotes

Source (Picture by Peter Griffin)
Here are 10 funny quotes written on T-shirts you will love to read.
Read them and Enjoy....!

1. "I was born intelligent, but education ruined me!"
     Bla Bla Bla...

2. "I don't need Google, my wife knows everything!"
     Wives are always Genius...

3. "I can give a headache to an Aspirin!"
     Oh! I doubt...

Friday, 24 October 2014

Because She Wants to Die....

Mr. Abraham was walking through the beautiful surroundings of his house. He loved nature; all what God has created. The mountains, the rivers, trees, shrubs and even the weeds.
He always wondered living in a place full of natural beauty and he found one after his retirement. Every morning he walks through the beautiful surroundings of his house.
One day while he was having his routine morning walk, he saw something....yes....a girl at the edge of a cliff. Another minute he realises her intention. Before she would free herself from her life, Mr. Abraham after holding her hands quickly pulls her towards himself.