Saturday, February 1, 2014

Blogging till Elections 2014

2014 is here! India is going to elections, this very year. And I want to get back to blogging. The amount of time I spend on news channels these days, I definitely need a channel to vent my views out. And this blog has, for so many times in past been a good friend to my mine, listening to all that I had to say. Frankly, Facebook hasn't been the best place, at least without making me feeling guilty of polluting my friends' timelines! And of-course I can feel like Arnab Goswami, in this own little blog of mine!

For as back as my memories go, I always did have an active interest in politics. My grandfather is a graduate (hons.) from BHU, Varanasi, 1948. If there is a reason I can think beyond what the mainstream education/media constantly prescribed me into, he probably has the largest contribution. As much as it is true that social media has given me a voice for promotion of my views, of late, it felt cluttered and unstructured. And that probably is the main reason I want to construct my view in a series of blogs that go till the general elections at a minimum. And after that, lets see where it takes us to! (Long story short, I am trying to prove my credibility to even write something as tiny as this, and you better be convinced)

And whatever I write in this blog, I completely understand that, it is 'a' point of view and there can be other points of view that are equally valid. And I encourage you to read my writing as a argument towards that point of view I am representing and give it a fair hearing.

Now that I have beaten enough around the bush, let me come to the political views I represent/support:

I am a believer of BJP. This is not so much because of Modi (exclusively). Nor is it because of the fact that Congress Govt. sucked big time. I will hopefully be able to explain, in enough detail as to why BJP stands closest to the ideologies I believe in- but that is for another time. All that I wanted to say at this time is, I am pro BJP and not anti-congress.

As many of you might have known, one of my very good friends, Rakesh, has joined BJP  recently Here is the 'yourstory' article, for more details. Having seen him closely in BITS, Pilani as Gen Sec and otherwise, I can see the value he can bring on to the Indian politics. For me, promoting him, is the closest I can get to, in claiming my contribution to the greater good of the Indian governance and politics.

The cultural identity that we are happy to let go of, is actually alarming. It is true that the urbanization has its own impact in terms of making us culture neutral. But if you keep that aside, as Indians, we are programmed to disown our cultural roots. So much so that following our traditions is considered ethnic in our own land (Dictionary meaning of Ethnic: Associated with or belonging to a particular race or group of people who have a culture that is different from the main culture of a country)

India, as of now, is growing despite government. Its high time that we have a government that can help the growth and development. Loosing the smartest of the people as brain drain or to unemployment has to stop. And that can only happen through a strong stable government and a political will.

There are many more, but these are the primary ones, and the reasons for me to start putting my political thoughts on this glass pane of yours! Trust me, politics can be more interesting than many other things that you do not probably know (like- lets say ice skating) and is as rewarding as the plant that Ashoka planted in our history books. Looking forward for your comments.


  1. Good start. Nice to promote a promising politician like Rakesh. We all support him. We look forward for your next posts and be prepared to face us. I'm one of your Arnab Goswami's. :P

  2. Thanks Raja- wish you a great time for the week ahead!
    @Sathish - definitely... Waiting for all the debate.

  3. Sounds like the basis of aligning your choice to BJP is idle romanticism than anything. The only reason to choose the BJP is so as to NOT choose the Congress. While AAP is an interesting thought experiment it is not the first choice for the educated nation at the center. Rather the BJP proved themselves rather short-sighted in Delhi (and the Congress fools). In Delhi, the BJP should have supported AAP and that would have been a clear majority government formation. The BJP should have shown that they believe in good governance. The problem with the BJP is that they loose the plot so very often cause their main agenda is the Congress. When they make their agenda, India, they will be better off. The likes of Advani make them stink. While Namo is the obvious choice over Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal or anyone else is not over Namo. Its a pity that the BJP (other than Namo) is still talking anti-congress rather than the agenda of building India.

    1. Well- yes and no... From the word 'go' congress did influence the way we think immensely, including deciding what goes into the books we read. That is why it is easy for most of us to understand AAP (which follow similar lines) and not as much of BJP. In 5 years of their rule, they have shown more success than alteast 30 years of congress (barring P V Narasimha Rao).

      I will still give them a couple of full terms before trying to judge their 'political correctness'

  4. write more blogs with ur views/thoughts on elections and then let me comment :P