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Jana Gana Mana…

Posted by Sudeep Pandey on December 14, 2008

I usually go to watch movie every friday… A bachaler like me has nothing much to do during weekends. One thing I loved and really look forward to, while I go watch movie in a theatre in this part of India. I am not sure of it whether it happens in other parts of India because I seldom went to movie in other parts of India. And that thing is they play “Jana Gana Mana” before the start of the movie. Everytime when I listen to him (this is deliberate: its not listen to “it”, its listen to “him”), I have a uncontrollable urge to sing along with the singers. This whole thing reminds me of morning prayer assembely in school days and the yell of “Jaaaai Hind!!” after national anthem is complete. Yet I cant do it. But some people does… I have heard them singing along…

Guys, We are talking about our national anthem, and like anything national, we have some rules associated.
For the benifit of you and all my fellow Indians, I am listing down them here (I mysef have learnt fifth point while I searched for the rules in yahoo answers):

[RULES]
1. Always be in attention position during the National Anthem.
2. In some countries people use to keep their right hand fist on the heart while National anthem; this is not allowed for Indian National Anthem.
3. National anthem if started then should be completed in anyways.
4. National anthem could not be sung under roof. National anthem should always be sung in open area under the sky.
5. Never use (it) for National Anthem while writing about National Anthem. He’s Live.

This is the fourth point which we should take care of while national anthem is being sung inside theatre… you cannot sing along because you are standing under a roof, its only required to be in attention position. Please do not move, stand-up if sitting, and feel the warmth and glory associated. Following rules is just another way of showing respect towards your country.

Jai Hind!

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Honourable Governor Sir…

Posted by Sudeep Pandey on November 13, 2008

Now I am surprised!!

I have just read news about an all-party-meeting convened by the chief-minister of Maharashtra, “to discuss the Anti-North Indian agitation by the MNS,” and expressed concern over the “maligning of Maharashtra’s image in the country despite the state having an all-encompassing culture”.

Sir, we are not blind or deaf or dumb. You need an all-party meeting to decide how/why to ensure that an “Indian” national can enjoy its fundamental right given to it by “Indian” constitution? And you and your government takes 7-10 days to decide whether or not to arrest a man who claims he and his men have (rightfully??) beaten fellow countrymen? And when people ask you (that is you as CM and your government of the state of Maharashtra) questions, it automatically converts into maligning of state’s image?

As such, I really don’t care what you and all other political parties (here or erstwhile India) say about anything because you are into politics and politicians are notorious for enjoying their freedom of speech (that again comes under fundamental rights from our constitution). What really surprised (and rather shocked) me was the statement given by governor’s office, after this delegation went to Raj-Bhavan, on the same. It said “the state government had the duty to uphold Marathi pride and address the issues of its people” and that “outsiders need not interfere in internal matters of the state.”

The post of Governor in a state is the representative of President of India and is responsible for upholding the constitution above all else. I really admire the intellect of the peoples involved in formulating the constitution of India for they would have foresaw the politics involved in any and all issues in a democracy and hence have created such posts.

I would have been grateful if the statement (since coming out of Governor’s office) would have been something like “the state government had the duty to uphold Marathi pride and address the issues of its people in addition to upholding the fundamental rights given to an Indian national”.
And about the internal matters of state vs. outsiders, Respected Sir, it is quite true that the constitution says that maintaining law-and-order is state-government’s duty but then it also has provisions for central government to act when the state-government fails to do its duty. Please be aware of the fact that when I hear word like “internal matter” from an esteemed office of a Governor of a state, I draw only constitutional meaning out of it and not the political one.

All said and done, I would like to (re)request to all my fellow countrymen, please try to be an Indian first and then a Hindu or Muslim or Christian or Marathi or Bihari. And that calls for respecting our constitution above anything whatsoever.

United we stand, divided we fall!

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