Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Introducing my book RAMBLING ROSES

Should you have an ardent desire to People around you and their philosophy of life, you may please get hold of a book entitled RAMBLING ROSES. The essays and articles that the book contains are as varied and widespread as the Rambling Roses. On going through the book’s intellectual bill of fare, the reader will be a happier human being.
Rambling Roses will take the reader out on a walking tour; physical, mental and spiritual. Going through the pages of the book, a reader meets devout Vedic Pundits like Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati and gets acquainted with his life, time and ideas. His magnum opus, Satyarth Prakash or The Light of Truth is introduced to a reader of this book in a delightful way. Having met the world famous Sanyasi – Reformer who had never crossed the shores of Bharat, a reader is pleasantly surprised to meet Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany and the most powerful woman to walk on planet Earth today.
Back to Vedas and back to Saurashtra of today. Gandhidham is the name of the place and Jeevan Prabhat is the name of the venture of Arya Samaj to save tiny-tots and adolescents orphaned in the earthquake a decade ago. Self reliant and exuding self confidence are the boys and girls whose personalities have been shaped and moulded by men and women who know how to develop human resource. A reader is soon face to face with the eminent martyrs of the Arya world who died so that the future generations live a life of dignity and always hold their heads high.
Are you interested in Pranayam? Read an account of the interview given by Swami Ram Dev Ji to the author of Rambling Roses, Brigadier Chitranjan Sawant,VSM for the Aastha channel. Swami Ji also introduced his new high hobby horse, Bharat Swabhiman through which he hopes to ennoble politicians and make Bharat Mahan in true sense of the word.
Let patriotism flow in our veins with blood and the new generation of our countrymen catch this great phenomenon by singing in unison our national song, Vande Mataram. The chapter devoted to Vande Mataram inspires young and old alike and the song is accepted as a gospel truth with the sanctity of a Ved mantra. The family is the basic unit where values of life are inculcated and imbibed. So, nubile boys and girls must get married and remain married so that they procreate; look after the progeny and carry forward the Vedic Dharm.
China may be an enigma; Husain may be dishonouring the Hindu deities by disrobing them through his notorious brush but do not let your spirit sag. If it happens, there is a piece of advice tendered to lift the Spirit through Yajnas and chanting of Ved mantras.
Islamist terrorism has been dealt with too. The author deals with the neighbouring countries as they affect our life style. A topic may appear to be of passing interest initially but turns out to be of perennial interest eventually. The events that shape and chisel our personalities have not been ignored.
That’s the way it is in the RAMBLING ROSES.

Monday, April 5, 2010


By Chitranjan Sawant
When we heard of two suicidal bomb blasts on the Moscow metro, our hearts went out to the families that had lost their loved ones. Some Indians who had lost their bread winners in the Islamist terror attacks in Mumbai, India on 26/11 knew how lives of the bereaved would stall for now..Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, USA said that the terrorist was our common enemy. She says that no alibi will be able to justify committing such heinous crimes against the humanity as was done by the Chechen Islamist terrorists. The Caucasus Black Widow organisation took part in perpetrating these acts of terror. The Black Widows comprise wives of those men who were killed by the Russian security agencies sometime or the other in an effort to root out Islamist terrorism from the soil of Russia. On the death of their husbands at the hands of the security forces, the widows vowed to continue the acts of terror against the State and its agencies, including innocent civilians. A few members of the Black Widow terrorist outfit are just teenagers and have yet to taste the rosier side of life. They are, however, possessed by a sinister desire for revenge.
SOME ANALYSTS SAID THAT THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION FACED PECULIAR PROBLEMS OF THE ISLAMIST TERRORISM. THE MUSLIM STATES OF CAUCASUS LIKE INGUSHETIA, DAGESTAN AND CHECHENIA were and are very much a part of the Russian Federation and have also been centrally funded from Moscow. The analysts found it rather strange that the State was funding some Muslim educational institutions and the latter were indirectly funding the Muslim terrorists. Since a situation like this does not exist in the UK or the USA, the Russian rule known as the toughest and most discipline promoting could not put the Islamist terrorist on leash - it sounded so strange. Of course, since the time President Putin and later Prime Minister Putin assumed power, acts of terrorism had shown a marked decline. But 2010 has seen a resurgence of Islamist terrorism and the scene is rather disquieting. When the apartment buildings in Moscow and two other Metropolitan cities were under terrorist attack and the siege of the Beslan School had shaken the young and old alike, strict handling of the situation and new strategy to let Muslim executives of the states in Caucasus handle terror, had indeed shown remarkable results.
However, a passing phase of a relaxation in security handling saw the twin blasts on the Moscow metro, one in Dagestan and now a blowing of rail track in a remote region. No wonder, Prime Minister Putin has vowed to scrap the terrorists from the deep sewage and punish them. His strong arm method may show immediate results but for a long-time peace, economic and administrative measures will have to be taken as spelt out by the President of Russia, himself a protege of Putin.
Russia is not alone in facing a difficult situation of Islamist terror that some claim is funded by the Russian government indirectly. The central government of Russia is responsible for running the government schools in the Muslim minority areas wherein secular education is imparted. It is, however, feared that a part of the money meant for education is quietly siphoned off to the Islamist terrorists by the lower level officials in the Muslim states because the officials are deeply sympathetic to the Islamist movement for independence of Muslim areas and terror is just an extension of the policy of liberation from the Russian domination. An analyst will safely surmise that in this respect India and Russia are sailing in the same boat.
The state of Jammu and Kashmir is a Muslim dominated area. It was ruled by a Hindu Maharajah before independence of India. All rulers were given the prerogative by the British paramount power to either join India or Pakistan or remain independent. Shree Maharajah Sir Hari Singh Ji willy-nilly chose to accede to India and signed the instrument of accession. Legally speaking, it was final and irrevocable. Nonetheless, pt Jawaharlal Nehru, under the advice of the then Governor General, Lord Luis Mountbatten said that in due course of time there would be a referendum to ascertain the will of the people on the issue of joining India or Pakistan. This was a Himalayan blunder committed by the most impractical politician divorced from pragmatism. India suffered as Mullahs preached Hate Hindu theory in mosques every Friday and in madarsas daily. The money of Indian tax payers, predominantly Hindus, was sent to J&K for development ostensibly but was pocketed by a few families, not excluding pro-Pakistanis. The terrorists had their share of the Indian money through extortion. Thus like in Russia, in India too the government funded terrorism through an indirect route. How unfortunate!
Plebiscite was a dead word in due course of time. There were free and fair elections in J&K many times. However, no government was serious in checking, what to say of rooting out, Islamist terrorism from the state. The Hindu minority was unceremoniously bundled out of the valley of Kashmir. Hindus of Kashmir became refugees in their own land. Successive governments in New Delhi played the Muslim appeasement card to get their votes en block. Some right wing Hindu nationalists also formed the government at the centre but there was no qualitative change in the state of Islamist terror in J&K. Muslim pilgrims proceeding on Hajj continued receiving the Hindu tax payers money as subsidy, never mind who was in power in New Delhi. Appeasing the minorities, irrespective of their loyalty to friend or foe, was the order of the day. Flying the flag of Muslim minorities became quite fashionable among journalists of the English press in India. With the result, the Islamist terrorists in various shapes and sizes got an unexpected boost. Our country, India that is Bharat suffered most. The political, economic and military situation remains unchanged in the second decade of the 21st century.
Terrorism in India has many forms. The one prospering now in the rural Bihar, Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Andhra, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh is called Naxalism. It is an offshoot of Maoism. The Nepal Maoists, who have tasted blood and power, encourage armed conflicts all over India, especially in the corridor just mentioned above. The central government of India acknowledges the potential danger of Naxalism to the unity of India and yet the centre and states play ping-pong on the issue of fighting against the Naxals. The central police jawans are dying in surprise sweeps of Naxals day in and day out. I do know that efforts are being made to tackle the serious problem. But it is too little and too late. Every Home Minister wants to raise a new police force or put his new strategy into experimental use. Never mind if the poor police jawan becomes the cannon fodder.
I do not and shall not subscribe to the view that if you cannot fight against the enemy, join the enemy. No Never. Nevertheless, we can win over the enemy to our side, to our philosophy of life. Remember the great wizard of Statecraft, Acharya Chanakya, also known as Kautilya because of his policies that were Kutil or wily and hence he was called KAUTILYA. He even employed VISH KANYAS TO ELIMINATE ENEMIES OF THE State. The terrorists, howsoever indoctrinated they may be, can be bought by the State. It is said that every individual has his price, Just Pay and win him or her over to your side.
All said and done, all our men and women must be given lessons in patriotism. They should love Bharat much more than their own loved ones. The litmus test can be done in field alone in the face of the terrorist, our biggest enemy. If an Indian, whatever his vocation may be, passes the test of Patriotism, he need pass no other test in this life.
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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Spy agents Balance war & PEACE


Brigadier Chitranjan Sawant,VSM
Yudhishthir,the Pandava prince was the only one who could not memorize the lesson,
“Satyam Vada, Dharamam Char”, tell the truth and act righteously. He pleaded that there was no point in learning by rote unless one acted on the teachings. How right was he. In the present day world, one may say that the TRUTH is the first casualty both in war and peace. What do we do? Should we abandon the age-old principle of Dharma, take to untruth, make money and enjoy life as per the principle of Charwaak. Live life kingsize even if you go into debt, care not for the principle of Karma and karmphal because the body will be consigned to flames on death and who knows if there is a rebirth. He found followers because he advocated the Preya marg, alife of pleasure now; never mind the pain later.
Living-in is a symptom of the pain inflicted on the society by the Preya marg today. A young man and a young woman share an apartment, share a bed and all that goes with it without getting married. Begetting a child is out of the question. Too much of a bother in bringing up a child. Just have fun and forget the rest. After me the deluge, so says the shirker. Of course, changing partners or having same sex partners is not a taboo to them. Is it a healthy practice? Will it give health and happiness? Who cares. The guardians of the society have to care, though. Otherwise there will be no difference in the lifestyle of humans and animals. Humans contract venereal diseases unlike animals. Humans get depression but animals don’t. A life breeding promiscuity promotes dreaded diseases like AIDS. Indeed, the Epicurean philosophy of life will endanger the human life itself. Where do we go from here?
Get married and remain married – that is the answer. A misogamist may howl and balk at the suggestion of marriage but an average human being will definitely find solace and comfort in the institution of marriage. In a civilised society no husband will live in fear of his pretty wife being snatched away by a muscleman. The institution of law and administration of justice will come to his rescue in an emergent situation. Barring an exception here or there, the institution of marriage gives peace of mind to members of the family in particular and the society in general. Of course, leaders of the society should be constantly on the look out for mischief mongers and make marriage an acceptable solution to the doubting Thomases.
Swami Dayanand Saraswati, a great religious and social reformer of the 19th century India writes a chapter on marriage and the Grihastha ashram in his treatise,Satyarth Prakash. With all the emphasis at his command he exhorts young men and women to get married and beget children for self and society. Living in for sexual pleasure and changing partners in bed invariably leads to mental, physical and sexual diseases that cause untold sufferings. The social order may ,in the process, get destroyed. How true the assessment was. Aren’t many communities in Africa being obliterated by the dreaded AIDS ? Many a time the dead outnumber the living and no healthy human being is available to perform the last rites and the burial. Let the humanity wake up to this naked truth, sit up and mend its ways of sexual behaviour.
Swaymvara, wherethe girl chooses her husband-to-be, is rated high as a Vedic Vivah. Non-interference by parents or elders of the community has the social sanction. In today’s world, boys and girls of cities make their own decisions on the choice of partners but the rural areas have yet to see light of the day. Perhaps the more people are educated the more of them may exercise the right to choose life partners. A happy married life will indeed minimise the number of broken homes, spread of sexual diseases and violence by juveniles of broken homes. Broken homes related problems need to be addressed to as soon as possible lest the present social order crumbles. A happy and healthy married life may provide answers to myriad problems listed heretofore.
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