Today is not just a normal day its the victory of the entire nation and a big win for justice, faith, democracy and hope.
Now, CBI is going to hold a dummy test at the crime scene. This is certainly a moment of joy also grief at the same time because we lost a beautiful soul.
Most of us weren’t a big fan of Sushant Singh Rajput but when we heard of his demise we were in shock. The mystery of his suicide and when we started to know more about him it left us all off in grief.
I remember a conversation with my friend, where I claimed that it’s not just a suicide as the person drank juice and did party last night she said that it’s difficult to figure out what goes in people’s mind.
From the stories of his depression to nepotism, his case took so sharp turns. While we understood shortly that “nepotism tool” is just being used to divert the attention of people. Finally, we have won, however, let’s have a look at the reactions:
In my previous blog, I mentioned about January-March how my life changed with the world’s situation. We are witnessing a big change in our lives and trying to withstand and overcome the phase. In history, the year will be remembered and if we survive we will have tales and stories to tell our grandchildren.
As the days were passing by, it was not just difficult to accept the fact that staying home is difficult but also hopeless. The newly married couples were somehow managing to sustain by bringing the romanticism in themselves with their intoxication and smoke of love. They were trying to know each other and trying to utilise most of the time building up a bond. Trust me, in these 100 years a few are lucky who were able to spend every minute together but it was not the case everywhere. With work from home, many women were in deep turmoil of working for home and from home. Domestic violence increased, bachelors who were clasped in their rooms find it difficult to manage their lives, food spending time alone which led to depression.
The onset of the deadly coronavirus not just killed people furthermore brought the world to its knees by every means. Everything was closed, malls were empty, deserted airports, stranded migrants and tourists.
The virus was at the early stage of its journey though shattered the health infrastructure of many countries.
Though India took a bold step and decided to call for an early lockdown they didn’t organize the after plans on how to manage such a huge population, poor people, migrants and labours. People those who are stuck in different parts of the country. Soon the failure of proper planning started to show up along with that every day numbers of corona cases were doubling up.
On March 20, in Telangana 10 Indonesians were tested positive, they participated in a religious event named Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz, Delhi.
The entire social media, news channels were flooding with the news of Tablighi Jamaat which became a burning topic and took the turn to religious angle.
Case in point is the irresponsible behaviour of particular sect in the muslim community, The Tablighi jamaat, which led to a sharp rise in the number of cases in India and endangered further spread. Not just India, Tablighi congregation drove the spread in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Pakistan as well.
For the first time, the city of Raiwind in Pakistan is under complete lockdown due to the same.
With all this happening in the world, then we found a few who were trying to help poor and needy with ration were also clicking their pictures and posting in social media which raised opinion in for and against of the same.
Tablighi Jamaat turned out to be a bombshell with 300 confirmed cases and 10 deaths became a new super spreader of Corona Virus. We witnessed keyboard fights in our country where many Hindus accused and made fun of Muslims. On the other hand, many Muslims blamed the government and were disheartened the reason was the handful of Muslims of such psyche plops the whole community answerable.
Trump and Hydroxychloroquine
If we all remember, President Trump was also creating headlines with his public statements. We got to know that India is the major supplier of hydroxychloroquine in the world. America demanded and ordered the supply from India and stated:
I don’t like that decision, I have not heard that it was his decision. I only know that he stopped the export for his country. We are in very good talk, I’ll see if it’s like this because India does very well with the United States from many years it has been taking advantage of the United States on trade so I will be surprised if he has taken such decision. If he allows the supply then it’s okay but if he doesn’t then there will be retaliation, why wouldn’t there be?
Meanwhile, during the lockdown in April we witnessed that India is no-more the peaceful place where every religion leaves in peace and harmony. Some people were successfully bowing the seeds of religious hatred.
Fake news was getting circulated, many were trolled in social media.
After lockdown-1, India decided to extend the lockdown.
the priority of the government is to save each and every life.
Our lovable Modi gave us the task to beat utensils, bells on a fixed time. But people like me were also realising the fact that lockdown is not the ultimate solution.
The Indian lockdown is the severest in the world, the economist carried a chart based on studied by a group in Oxford which ranked the countries on a severity index on their response to COVID-19.
India topped the chart in the world, while India topped the chart according to the intensity of the lockdown, on the other side India was at the bottom of the chart when it came to a fiscal stimulus for the economy in terms of percentage of GDP.
While all these were happening, Indians from all over the world joined the battle which landed with a tweet to PM Modi objecting to a tweet from a BJP minister.
It all started with the first major cause, an Indian named Saurabh Upadhyay who runs a company in Dubai tweeted some provoking tweets. He never thought in his dreams that his tweet might get so famous for all the wrong reasons. Though he apologised and deleted his account, people started to dig in more tweets, several posts of Indian spreading hate speech and fake news were found.
India remained under lockdown throughout the month of April. I was a master chef in making. Every day I used to come up with new food recipes. However, my life is simple and sorted but a lot of things we’re happening all over the world. Not just our common keyboard warriors even celebrities were uploading objectionable and communal posts which resulted in police arrests and suspension of various accounts.
Migrants, Mob lynching, Bandra station migrants attack communal posts by celebrities.
But then it happened that the migrants started to walk barefooted towards their villages from the dream cities. They were hungry, anxious and worried about their life and future.
It showed us how the sudden unplanned lockdown built chaos in their lives.
Now what I am going to cover raised many questions about humanity in India.
Today, after closing our eyes to such heinous atrocities, I cannot say that the whole country has stood up to support what is right and what is agenda driven.
How ruthless this India is, the coronoviruses entering India are not spreading as fast as the cruel mentality of India is being exposed in this effort.
It said that there were rumors that gathered at Bandra station to board the train.
On 16 April 2020, the incident brought tears to our eyes when two Hindu monks were brutally executed. The public has become so cruel that it takes the law into its own hands.
Policemen and health workers were attacked in many parts of India. Even the attack on Arnab Goswami was furthermore a highlight.
This lockdown has brought in many perspectives that are happening in the world, brings out inherent human nature to the forefront and history will remember every action we as an individual, society or as a country do. Remember, the world will remember this. Our maiming by this virus has brought the finest and ugliest of us.
Geopolitics – China, USA and the world.
Geo-politics and economy are intertwined in itself in this globalized world.
The US wants to maintain its supremacy and by attacking WHO.
However, China recovered early and hence its economy is back on track, forcing the US to accept the deaths yet not slow down the economy. Japan, Germany, Australia coming together and trying to hold China responsible.
RBI accepting Sri Lankan gov. offer of deposit as bonds. China flexing its muscle in South China sea and threatening Vietnam by allowing illegal fishing of Chinese fisherman backed by its navy in Vietnamese waters because it recently did an exercise with US Navy or making sure Pakistan gets emergency bailout and the very next day Pakistan testing missile and doing gunnery exercise, giving India direct message that it is not happy with India’s proposition in recasting WHO.
Many countries were now blaming China openly for the virus.
Recently Arnab Goswami stole all the limelight after he published a video stating an attack on him by the Congressmen late night while he was returning from studio to home.
Again our India divided itself into groups having a different opinion.
Only supported Arnab
Supported Arnab and BJP
Opposed Arnab because of his cheap publicity stunt
Opposed Arnab just to support the opposition.
He loves controversies, he is expert in creating news. This is not the first time that such things happened. Let me take you to the journey of Arnab.
Arnab Goswami was born on 9th October 1973 in Guwahati, Assam. Born in a reputed and well-known family where his father Manoranjan Goswami is a retired army officer and a BJP member.
Strong family-political background.
He contested for the Lok Sabha polls for the Guwahati Constituency but he lost it from the congress candidate Bhubaneswar Kalita.
If you look at the family background, the entire family is very much educated. Arnab’s mother Suprabha Gain-Goswami is an author.
Arnab’s paternal grandfather was a lawyer and maternal grandfather was the legislator from the communist party of India.
Arnab in making
Arnab attended schools in many cities as his father was in a transferable job. He completed his masters in social anthropology from Oxford University where he was a Felix scholar.
After his education, he returned to India and started his career with The Telegraph, Kolkata.
I remember while watching one of his interview with Raj Thackeray where Thackeray said that you might be worked in print media as all journalist does. But he soon moved to Delhi and joined NDTV.
The journey wasn’t easy, he hopped and learnt from his experiences. He worked with DD Metro as well where we won his award as the best news anchor of Asia 2004.
In 2006, he joined Times Now as the Editor-in-Chief. He got his popularity from there when he hosted a live show at 9 pm along that he also hosted special programs like Frankly speaking.
He formed a new way of anchoring by bringing aggressively debates on topics. People loved to hear him, the way he argued, the way he use to keep his point, his English speaking.
Many companies and colleges recommended and referred to watch his show to enhance English speaking skills.
Now he is with Republic TV.
Why Arnab is called BJP puppet.
Republic TV was launched 2 years back and it’s a most-watched news channel from 100 weeks in a row.
It’s owned by:
ARG outlier media
The channel was primarily funded by Rajeev Chandrasekhar an independent member of Rajya Sabha who had intricate links with Bhartiya Janta Party.
Arnab as a co-founder and his wife Mrs Goswami as a major investor along with Ramdas Pai and Ramakanta Panda.
Chandrasekhar resigned from the board in 2018 before officially joining BJP and Arnab bought the stakes of Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
Republic TV is accused of biased reporting in favour of BJP.
It also has an allegation of propagating fake news.
It has also been accused of breaching TRAI & NBSA rules.
And along with that, it also has been subjected to high profile defamation case by INC Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor.
Arnab Goswami after accusing Sonia Gandhi now accuses Mumbai Police.
An FIR has been registered by RAZA Educational welfare society Secretary, Irfan Shaikh, for creating communal disturbances.
The channel had telecasted the protest of migrants that had gathered near Bandra railway station on April 14, during which he (Goswami) had raised a question as to why are mob gathering only near mosques during lockdown.
On which, Goswami stated the police filed the complaint with an intention to harass and silence him.
This is not the first incident multiple such complaints have been filed against Arnab.
Fake news by Arnab
Chattisgarh Health Minister registered FIR against Arnab for Palgarh mob lynching and all spreading communal hatred.
The video of Arnab mentioning about the attack and the time of the attack stated was misleading.
Rajdeep Sardesai claimed that Arnab Goswami lied and used his story about covering Gujarat riots.
Recently Aatish Taseer turned down the request to participate in the debate on “Western Media peddling fake news about India.”
Why people like Arnab:
Sad but true, while I was searching for why do people like Arnab in Quora surveys other articles there were no such article or section where people did mentioned why they adore him. My search result kept on showing why people don’t adore him.
But yes there are a few points to really admire:
He has given journalism a new form of ranting.
He is aggressive, witty, ferocious.
His aggressive behaviour attracts people.
He knows from where to grab the opportunities for his betterment. For journalism…ahem!ahem!…we will see for that.
He has the potential to shout continuously and taunt on the fellow debate participates.
Indians love spices in food, entertainment and life. Arnab is giving the spice to the Indian audience.
He has the potential to singlehandedly run a news channel and constantly remain at the top of TRP.
He plays all the roles, he is the moderator, he is for and against the debate and himself delivers the final verdict.
He is an eloquent orator with impeccable fluency.
So the question lies:
Where is Arnab wrong?
He has rightfully asked questions as a Hindu and as a true Indian then were us the problem?
If he is creating communal differences, aren’t we trying to do the same?
If he is booked to hurt religious feelings, aren’t there many who do the same?
He is able to do so because of we Indians actually love that. The divide and rule policy is nothing new in India, Isn’t it?
After Amit Shah, now Dr Indranil Basu Ray who is an Indian-American cardiologist has written a letter to Mamta Banerjee.
I am compelled to point out the fact that as West Bengal is exceptionally crowded, the virus, if it infects a particular locality, will spread like wildfire, affecting thousands and killing quite a few.We cannot take anything for granted as you will regret if thousands are infected, and hundreds start dying because of a lack of strictness in preventing the spread and appropriate detection of COVID-19.
Indranil Basu Ray
By now, West Bengal has more than 2060+ cases. Indranil also added:
Hushing up such infection and not taking appropriate precautions like isolation would lead to death and destruction, which I certainly know that you would not like as the Chief Minister of my state,
Indranil Basu Ray
If we check the state-wise list of confirmed patients in India after Maharashtra Gujarat is the second state to have the highest number of covid-19 patients while West Bengal is at 8th position with 2000+ cases so why so many letters are been written to Mamta?
Are all the people biased and trying to just target Mamata?
It’s because of the number of cases might be more but the state is hiding the actual numbers?
I am getting a lot of messages and request to write something on the way West-Bengal is dealing with Coronavirus. People from Bengal are asking my opinion and thoughts on the same. It’s sad that the citizens of West-Bengal are upset and worried by the way the state government is handling the situation.
On this blog, I am just sharing my analysis, it will be too early for me to put forward any opinion for such a sensitive cause.
Let’s start the journey of analysis with me and find out together.
These are my questions which came to my mind. Help me to find answers.
Are political leaders with decades-old rivalries still playing politics during this pandemic?
What the fight is all about? Is it ego or insecurity?
If Mamta is playing politics at this situation, will it hit back?
While students are tweeting Mamta to bring them back from Kota, why she has not taken any steps yet?
Only the two states, Bihar and WB don’t want their students and migrants back, why?
Will politics affect the common man?
Are sweets so vital for Bengalis, that they won’t be able to survive for a few days that the government is bound to open meat markets and sweet shops?
Is Centre really trying to intervene and blame Mamta?
The central government decided the hotspots without survey and statistics, how?
Why didn’t centre sent teams to MP or Gujarat first, as they sent to Kolkata?
As Mamata and supporters are continuously saying that they lack PPE kits and testing kits because of the biased government, is that true?
Why it is taking 5 days for test results to come out in Bengal when it is 2 days for other states.
Let’s try to find out the answers in this blog.
What happened till date in West Bengal?
On 4th march, Mamata alleged that people are creating chaos over CoronaVirus to suppress the riots in Delhi. She said;
“Today some people are shouting corona, corona [coronavirus] a bit too much. Yes, it’s a dreaded disease but doesn’t create panic. Some (TV) channels are creating hype over it to suppress Delhi violence.
On 17th March, a young boy was detected positive for COVID-19 in West Bengal who returned from London. This was the first case reported.
On the 18th of March, she asked people not to be irresponsible if they are having CoronaVirus symptoms also she ordered the state police to take stern action those who are spreading fake news.
On the earlier days of lockdown, even the media and the opposition parties applauded the way she addressed the media and people of West-Bengal. Mamta did announce that the state government will create a fund of 200 crores to deal with coronavirus.
By 25th March, the entire Kolkata Medical college was turned into medical facility to treat COVID-19 patients.
Now how the game changed? Let’s understand.
Politics- A dangerous game to play during this pandemic.
Coronavirus did change the course of Indian politics. Along with that, also exposed not only the mentality of politicians and media people but also the common men.
We are not just bearing brunt of economic crisis but the world is burning with communists and brutal and ruthless Indians.
Whenever I see the photo of the poor Hindu monk’s face who got killed by the mob at Palghar I do shiver that how people killed a person to death. The wound was not even healed and today I read another news of the death of 2 more Hindu monks.
Mamata Banerjee in the early days of April said that Coronavirus is not a communal disease and politics must not be indulged into it.
Later on, she mentioned that the areas must not be divided as hotspots. Where the whole country was fighting with coronavirus, recognizing hotspots and seal them she, on the other hand, gave it a term “sensitive areas”.
Is this because of her Muslim vote bank?
If we see the past and learn from it, Narendra Modi has always been known for turning unfavourable circumstances in his favour. As he is taking strong steps and trying to save his citizens from the virus even the entire world is praising him. This is the golden opportunity for BJP to enter into the West Bengal. If we see the history, BJP never ruled West-Bengal. We saw in 2014 when BJP got only 2 seats and in 2019 BJP managed to get 18 seats out of 42 which was remarkable. TMC has to be worried about this surge and any mismanagement can lead them to lose the next election.
The Bengal Chief Minister was clear of locking horns with the Prime Minister since the beginning of the fight against Coronavirus. She refused the plea of lighting lamps. Although she left the decision of lighting lamps to the citizens of the respective state. Most of the people switched off the lights for 9 minutes but didn’t lit lamps or candles as far as I know. When I spoke with few, I was surprised to know that they did not light the candles because of fear of retaliation.
What we are seeing, the only state government which turned out to be doing bizarre acts to control COVID-19. Where everyone is requesting including the prime minister to get united Mamata is holding daily press conferences to claim and state how the state is discriminated. Is that so?
TMC claims that the government is biased towards West-Bengal.
Let’s see if the government is biased. What steps the government has taken by far for the states:
Government of India has allowed states for additional borrowing and the limit is set at GSDP of States as per fiscal responsibility and FRBM act.
The government of India has ensured that they will give free treatment to COVID-19. Every state has set-up quarantined centres but Mamata is asking the people to stay put and quarantine themselves in their own homes because it’s difficult to arrange facilities for everyone. But what if the situation gets out of control and we need immediate medical assistance.
The government is providing PPE kits of International standards to every state. Where Mamata raised her questions on the colour of PPE kits and on the other side, media reported misuse of PPE kits.
The blog has already become too long to read. Let me cover the rest of the topics on my upcoming blogs related to Mamata dealing with Coronavirus.
It is high time that the politicians forget about politics and fight against the deadly virus which is mutating very fast. Scientist have already reported that the virus has mutated 10 times by now.
Otherwise, if anyone has watched Game of Thrones it will be difficult to win over the virus. As from the first season of GOT, we know “Winter is coming” but the rulers we’re so busy winning over lands and ruling that even though the finally defeated the nightwalkers, it left disastrous results.
If I want to ask anything, it is out of curiosity, therefore, please do not be related in any political way.
Firstly, this is not the first time Arnab attacked Sonia directly, then why did she suddenly attack two days ago when she resigned from the studio?
How can he directly accuse Congress? Sometimes I think she is very biased, maybe that’s my thinking. Everything happened so fast, he was attacked and then two people were arrested.
Tablighi Jamaat Markaz & other religious places | Media channels & Social Media-the blame game.
I am writing point by point so that I can stick to logic and reality:
As we know, on March 13, 3400 people gathered in Nizamuddin Markaz, a part of South Delhi. All the religious places were open before the lockout.
The whole of India, especially our Hindus and political aspirations, despite misunderstanding and gathering information on a realistic basis, started abusing, mocking and writing hate speech against the Jamati
Of all the ceremonies, as written, what did you see Nizamuddin alone? Are you a hypocrite
Coronavirus soon took a political and religious turn without realizing that the virus does not discriminate between the rich and the poor or on the basis of religion, group, or community.
In the evening on 19 April, a team of health workers and policemen arrived in a ward in Padarayanapura area of West Bengaluru, with 58 people who had come in contact with patients with coronovirus.
The locality was sealed last week after 3 patients participating in Tablighi Jamaat tested positive.
When the team arrived around 7 pm, a crowd of about 200 people started removing the barricades. However, the City of Scholars did not attack the crew members, but property damage was reported
So far, 54 people have been arrested.
In Moradabad, a crowd of about 150 people came and started throwing stones at the team of doctors, attacking the ambulance and also damaged the police car and ambulance. However, 17 attackers arrested
Ram Navami, Ayodhya
On 25 March, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh performed Lord Ram’s ceremony in Ayodhya. The media did not discuss the subject very much, however, the ceremony was done during the Lockdown
State officials said they took appropriate precautions before the ceremony to maintain and disinfect people and ensure cleanliness and hygiene.
Weddings During Lockdown: Is Corona for the Poor?
On 17 April, Nikhil Kumaraswamy married the daughter of a former Congress minister.
While my cousin’s marriage was postponed due to the lockdown, many weddings and funerals were similarly canceled, but some people could not understand.
In fact, here I will mention that our UP Chief Minister’s father died this morning and he could not attend the ceremony due to the responsibilities due to the lockout. Did many other weddings
He is visiting hospitals, taking wise and brave decisions for the welfare of the state. The Chief Minister of UP is doing tremendous and excellent work, even if the 5 stars are changing and giving comfort to the doctors.
But one thing, I am unable to understand that he traveled to Ayodhya to offer his prayers and now he canceled his trip. Can anyone explain me
Devotees violating the lockout
The annual chariot procession at the Siddalingeshwar temple was held in Kalaburagi on 16 April.
Around 1,000 refugees participated in the procession.
If you have an idea, Kalaburgi is the place where the first death due to coronovirus occurred, followed by 2 more deaths. It was the first district in the country to close.
Following the incident, two police officers were suspended.
Christian prayer meet during the lockdown
On April 5, a pastor held a prayer meeting to mark the beginning of the Holy Week of Christians.
The police raided and found that no one wore a mask and maintained social distance. The pastor was arrested for violating rules.
Naming just two major attacks, we have seen several other attacks against health workers and police officers in Ranchi and Indore.
Quarantine teams attacked the public.
In addition to the much known attacks, check for a few more such attacks:
As we can see, ASHA activists attacked to check for corona symptoms.
On this, Karnataka chief minister assured to provide full security to Asha workers and other officials. As Karnataka earlier announced a lockdown relaxation from April 21 was withdrawn partly later on.
Similar attacks occurred in some other states, at a glance: A tweet from the police attacking an injured was posted.