“If you are a Hindu Cow is your mother!” Said a bull to Hindus…
Listen pal! Those days are gone when Aryans/Hindus were cowherds and cows meant a lot to them, so they weaved stories around them to keep people from harming them. They have changed almost inside and out.
Back then Hindus were nomads, lived in mud huts, roamed with their herds from places to places, fought each other for cows, stole each others’ cows and counted the bovines’ as priceless wealth.
At least 5000 years have passed since when and we no longer live a life that is centered on pastures and cows. So maybe you should use some brain and write a new set of “rules” for your followers, not everyone. You may think you are big cheese but people like you have come and gone without creating a single ripple in life’s ocean, so … don’t dictate rules for everybody!
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“Women should not wear Salwar suit, western dresses, they should wear only sari. They are Hindu women and they should act likewise!” Said a monkey to women.
From almost the beginning Hindu men has been forcing women to bear the burdens of Hinduism while they enjoyed the fun. By doing almost anything they wanted, forcing the women to bear their part of burden too.
Do they think women are fool enough to walk back to cave? Before preaching women of today to wrap up those five meters every day while they rush to school, college, office they may first start working a little harder.
By running the buses and trains and other commutes on time, keeping the traffic smooth so that women can enjoy those extra minutes they waste in waiting for buses, autos, taxis and thereafter when they are caught in traffic jams to wear sari and deck up as Hindu Women!
Next they can start cleaning up the roads so that women can walk on them wearing saris that will touch the ground no matter how hard you try to avoid!
Or maybe they can just make arrangements of picking up Hindu girls from their doorsteps and drop them wherever, whenever they have to go out!
They certainly don’t expect women to go back to their cages, do they? So, as they will go out and work they will absolutely use their own set of dresses too. If it bugs them so much, then before expecting them to listen to their “requests/pleadings- not orders” they should first remove the obstacles.
A little glimpse in Agnijaat Agrahayan, download the pdf file, read the story and let me know what you thought of it.
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This is something that India has picked up in last few centuries I guess, the problem is we did not had writers back then, writers who wrote about society regularly! But if we check out works of writers a century or a bit more older then we will see this “envy thy neighbor” syndrome has taken such a big hike over “be content with own wealth” mindset.
It is so visible openly, filthily these days that one starts wondering if human beings were ever content with their own plate or were always eying, envying, hating the plates of others!
One can say that in earlier ages only handful had too much wealth, and they lived in palaces, mansions, forts where their guards took care of them and their wealth, every rich man or king had their own battalion of guards who were licensed to kill, they did not had to depend on cops (who can be biased) or nothing! Maybe a gun or two, that too won’t work much against a mob pelting stones or trying to torch your villa. So back then envy was kept in chains? Ah! One does want to believe that human beings were better in past right? They appeared to be!
Maybe we can blame the politicians who keep dividing people on different issues, color, caste, creed, bank balance and then pit them against each other so that they can reap benefits from them. That can quite be the reason in India if you believe that this vice is a new disease.
After all, it is but natural for a slum dweller to envy the people who live in high-rises right beside the slum where he lives in a subhuman condition. Their flashy lifestyle may churn up the hatred, poison that is already in his heart. Then he hears in some political propaganda how all rich people steal money from poor to become rich! The rest is evident everywhere- pelting stones at cars, passing remarks at women…
This is something that has been done in west Bengal for full thirty years, as a result the state has become more of a cesspool than the amazing center of culture it was, so one really starts to hope that it is just downward swing of pendulum and people were better before!
So the festival dish for you, this week, Chhathpuja or Suryashashthi fell on 6th November. This is a very colourful festival and you can hear the women singing as they head for the Ganges, early in the morning, before dawn to worship the Sun God.
Thanking him for the blessings he showers down on earth, after all, everything we have is because of him!
It is quite a tough puja, worship, four days of worship, fast etc. No, we Bengalis don’t hold this puja, we are way too busy with other pujas during this phase I believe!
It is mostly held in its neighbouring state, Bihar, and has spread with them, wherever they have relocated, they have taken this festival with them. But Kolkata has a huge population of Biharis (residents of Bihar), so you will feel the festival when it is around. You will hear their songs as they head for the Ganges.
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What happened to the moral values of men? Why is it sinking so fast? Everyone talks about the moral downfall of women, which is true but what about the men? Theirs too has fallen.
When women were chained to homes they did not had much chance to “lure” helpless men of course, but what about the vedic time? When women were not confined to homes? They did everything side by side men?
Was it their chastity that kept men at bay or were men of better moral character then? I will vote for the latter.
Any honest woman can’t deny that a solid percentage of women deliberately provoke men, but the greater percentage does not- why do they have to suffer the depravity? Men are not that sweet and innocent to not know who is seducing them and who is not! I believe even innocent persons can feel that, attempt of seduction, forget about depraves or normal persons.
The eternal alibi is of course there, a woman can’t force herself upon a man, she can only lure, but a man can always shun and kick her out of his vicinity if he is chaste. So the society should be concentrating more on bringing up chaste sons! Their daughters are more or less chaste excluding maybe 20-25 percent.
I guess you guys already know that Kartik, October Issue of Agnijaat and Agnishatdal has been already out, and the issues upto Ashwin, September is now available in Amazon, selected parts, as ebooks.
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Back when people blindly believed in religion, God and every petty ritual that came in the package of religion people were most probably more tolerant to each other’s faith than those who try to convince everyone that they are the spokesperson of God on earth. That God is of course different for different religions… they don’t believe that one, single power is capable of taking care of the entire universe’s positive powers.
Now, back then sages like Kabir, Guru Nanak had followers from all religions, who knew that there was but one God and everyone followed that same God. Now, after all these modern studies and actual enlightenment against superstitions we are diving back to middle age, trying to paint God in different colours!
Happy Monday babies, have a great week! Kalipuja, Dipavali too is over, the festival of light is gone, but left sparkles behind, tomorrow is Bhaiphota, bhaidooj, the second favorite festival of Bengalis.
Sisters celebrate their brothers on this day. They pamper them to no end. Feed them plates filled with sweets and gala lunches, if allowed dinners too.
Brothers visit their sisters on this day mandatorily if not impossible, and if they fail sisters miss them dearly, and often paint a tika (elongated dot) on the Tulsimanchha (Holy Basil plant’s pot).
Not only siblings but cousins and sometimes friends too are treated like brothers on this day, if you get that tika on your forehead by a lady that meant you were to treat her like your own sister from then on, if you are a decent chap of course. That is why men who had fancy on some girl avoided her presence on this day. They did not even flittered around her house.
Quite often women invite unwanted lovers to their home on this dreaded (to them) day and force them to become their brothers. Wicked huh? It is an age old practice of Bengali women, a fling that might have become ugly becomes sweet. After all, she is your sister now!
May your siblings love you always!