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Lockdown should be lifted with required measures


It was good decision that Indian prime minister Narendra Modi ji has imposed lockdown throughout the country in view of Codid19 pandemic. It has helped the slow down the disease growth. It has instilled discipline and social distancing among the citizens. It has averted a loss of life.

However the lock down has also caused a lot of suffering to middle class people, poor families and business owners. And it has impacted the economy heavily too. But we, as a nation needs to make some compromises considering the loss of life that the disease would have caused without the the nationwide lockdown that Modi government has imposed.

Today our beloved prime minister Modi ji will address the nation again at 10 AM to announce the further steps. It is widely speculated that he will announce the extension of the lockdown, pssoibly with a few relaxations. In the prevailing situation, the whether to extend the lock down or not is a tough decision for any government to make.In my opinion, the lockdown should be lifted with some measures like banning the social gatherings. Now all the people are equipped with the basic knowledge about the preventive measures. It’s now the individuals’ responsibility to take care of their health and follow preventive measures like social distancing, using masks, gloves, sanitizers etc.Every action comes with some cost. We need to have a balance.I suggest the following:
1) Lockdown should be lifted after today, the 14th April 2020.
2) All the economic activity should be restored with a few exceptions.
3) All the shops and malls should be opened, lest the small businesses and dependent workers and families don’t have to starve or get into the burden of debts or losses.
4) All the social gatherings, meetings, conferences should be banned.
5) All the public meetings should be conducted using online video conferencing tools.
6) All the schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutes should remain closed. Educational activities should be done using online classes.
7) Movie theatres should remain closed.
8) Pubs, discos and all other entertainment activities should be closed.
9) Social activities, parties, gatherings should banned till the situation gets into control.
10) Public religious activities must be strictly prohibited.
11) All the mosques, churches, temples, guru dwaras etc must be closed for public.
12) Everyone must wear masks and gloves every time they step out of house.
13) Everyone must sanitize themselves before they step out of and after they reach back homes.
14) Online deliveries should be restored.
15) All the business/economic activities such as shops, manufacturing and other industries should be restored with the exceptions mentioned above.
16) Agriculture sector should be boosted.
17) Supply chain systems and transportation of all the goods should be restored to the normal.
18) Public transportation such as buses, trains, flights should remain closed.
19) Private transport should be restored. Rental taxi services including bikes should be restored.

There is a price that we have to pay for everything. But continuing the lock down in the present situation will cause more suffering to the nation than lifting it.
लोका समस्ता सुखिनो भवन्तुः
ॐ शन्तिः शन्तिः शन्तिः
లోకా సమస్తా సుఖినోభవంతు
ఓం శాంతి శాంతి శాంతిః
May the whole World be Happy and Peaceful

Sri Sri Ravishankar on Raksha Bandhan

Golden Moments Of A Blissful Sharing.. Raksha Bandhan

Dear friends, Wish you a very happy Rakhsa Bandhan. Here is what my guru Sri Sri

Ravishankar’s wisdom

“This full moon is dedicated to the seers — the rishis. It is also called the raksha bandhan.

Bandhan means bondage, raksha means protection. A bondage that protects you.

Your bondage to the knowledge, to the master, to the truth, To The Self, All Saves You. A Rope Can Be Tied To Either Protect Or Strangle You. The Small Mind And Mundane Things can strangle you. The big mind or knowledge saves you. Raksha bandhan is that bondage that saves you.

You are bound by your bondage to the Satsang. Your bondage to the master, to the truth, to the ancient knowledge of the Rishis is your savior.

Bonding is essential in life. And let the bonding be divine in a life free from bondage.”

Question: Who is an atheist?

Sri Sri Ravishankar: One who has a concept of God.

Question: What is peace?

Sri Sri Ravishankar: Undivided mind.

Janlokpal Drafting Committee Meeting – India for an honest and sincere governance

Here is the news from today’s discussion at Lokpal Drafting Committee Meeting shared by  Mr. Gitesh Devhane on the cause – India against corruption.
Do your bit to spread the movement and get people to make a missed call to 022-61550789.
यह अधिक से अधिक स्पष्ट होता जा रहा है की केवल नागरिक दबाव और एक जन आंदोलन से ही हम भारत के लिए एक मजबूत भ्रष्टाचार विरोधी बिल प्राप्त कर सकते हैं. 022-61550789 पर एक मिस कॉल कर अपना समर्थन दें, कम से कम १० लोगों को यह बात समझाएं. 

The government’s intentions became very clear today. It wants to kill Lokpal before it were born. They want to create a Lokpal without any administrative or investigative machinery – an emaciated and disempowered Lokpal.
Government says that it would be an eleven member body. Benches of these eleven members would take all decisions. Government says that Lokpal would have powers to receive public grievances from ordinary people. So, if an income tax officer demanded a bribe to give an income tax refund in Bangalore, the citizen will have to make a complaint to the eleven member body in Delhi and come to Delhi for hearings. “There would be thousands of complaints from across the country. How will these eleven members deal with it?” asked civil society members. The government did not reply. They just announced their decision. This is a sure way of killing Lokpal before it was born. We wanted a Lokpal with officers working under it at district level, who would have powers to deal with cases at local level. Government refuses to accept that model.It was clear today that the government had already made up its mind. The talks were just a formality. Inside the committee, the civil society members keep arguing strenuously on each point and the government ministers simply announce their decisions, even if they do not have arguments.In the end, the government nominees suggested that we bring our version of Lokpal Bill in the next meeting, they would bring their version of Lokpal Bill. In the next meeting, they would see whether there could be consensus on any more issues. Finally two Bills will be sent to the Cabinet.
We demanded copies of audio tapes of the proceedings so far. They refused. We said that we were committee members and should have a right to take copies of audio tapes of the proceedings. They said they could consider it after all the meetings were over. We said – “do you promise to give us copies of all tapes in the last meeting?” Again they were non-committal. It is really surprising why is the government hesitating in making the discussions public? Perhaps the world would come to know that the government has vetoed on practically all points without having any valid arguments.
It is getting more and more apparent that it is only citizen pressure and a mass movement that can make sure we get a strong anti-corrutpion bill for India. Do your bit to spread the movement and get people to make a missed call to 022-61550789. Only one call per person please.
Also invite more people to this Movement so that we can get Jan lokpal.

Posted By: Gitesh Devhane


Rang De Basanthi could be inevitable

With the current situation in India a Rang De Basanthi could be inevitable to rid the system of its evils.

Here is an interesting conversation between me and my friends on the present anti-corruption movement in India.
 Roshan D’Silva Really ridiculous what is happening in India. Whatever nonsense the baba was upto the government has clearly over reacted and behaved stupidly.
June 5 at 7:01am via iPhone ·

Krishna Reddy Dude, I feel that we surely need a 2nd independence war (It could be of a Rang De Basanti type.. we need not only Gandhis now but also Bhagat Singhs and Netajis) to cleanse the Indian society, political system, legal system, bureaucracy etc from corruption, red tape in order to enjoy a true independent and happy and prosperous India. Peace alone is not a solution. We probably need some rebels and RDB kinda revolutions and complete reorganization of some of the systems – political, legal, education, social etc – for a faster growth in India. I think that this change is inevitable and imminent. What do you say? Pl check one of my previous posts n share your opinion.. 
June 5 at 10:35am

Pratik Das Agree with you, Roshan – the planned protest was excessively dramatised and disingenuous. Nevertheless, this Congress led government has no legs to stand on. The growth of the Indian economy has been surpassed only by the growth of corruption and there seems to be no lack of imagination in the scale or scope of corruption either. I was a huge fan of Dr. Manmonhan Singh but this coalition government has paraded the flaws in the Indian democratic system – that one good apple in a basket full of rotten fruit is no delight to behold.
June 5 at 12:16pm

Pratik Das: Until very recently I’d never heard of a lakh crore in the media, although I’m sure many Indian governments have had projects of that scale. The first I came to hear of it was in the context of the telecom scandal. 
June 5 at 12:17pm

Pratik Das: Krishna, I admire your passion, but I’d urge you to ponder over something. The collective efforts of so many Indian heroes steered India to independence and, despite the subsequent civil riots, wars, insurgency and the Emergency, their efforts conceded to the Constitution every time. Yet, the foundation of morals and behaviours which rallied the nation was slowly but surely forgotten to give way to corruption before that leading generation had even faded away. What went wrong? If another revolution were to happen, what would keep corruption from taking root once more? What really needs to change?
June 5 at 12:51pm

Krishna Reddy: @pratik, I agree with you.. Yess! we need to ponder on this and analyze the past & learn from it lest the system fails again. Here I am using revolution in a broader sense that includes the ones like we witnessed in the past – green revolution, economic revolution of early 90’s, internet n telecom revolution of late 90’s, dotcom bust to name a few. I forecast we will witness a few revolutions soon, probably, in a much larger scale – most of them for good. A revolution has already started (by Anna Hazare, Sri Sri Ravishankar, Kiran Bedi etc with active or indirect support of most of us) and it had to start.. the time has ripened. When a system reaches a collapsing point, drastic changes will happen in it or the system will vanish. I think we have reached that point now. People now think that enough is enough and no more. It is at this kind of time that massive revolutions happen as history tells.. it might lead to great upheavals resulting in completely different – political, legal, education, cultural, religious, scientific, technological
, power generation etc – systems. I believe this is bound to happen in near future.. we could witness massive change(s) (whether we call it revolution(s) or something else) in 2 to 8 years from now. As you said Yes, we all, collectively as a people, need to ponder what needs to be changed and how. All of us could be part of this change….
June 5 at 6:16pm

We must fight injustice in India

Enough is enough! We need a second independence war in India now

I am feeling intensely angry, frustrated and helpless…. frustrated over Indian legal system, corruption unethicalness in police, government administration politics and general public. We are extremely helpless about the incompetence, inefficiency, ineffectiveness, red tape and unnecessary delays (and then expecting and forcing us, the hapless citizens, to respect and follow “Honorable” judges’ orders and (dis)”Honorable” courts without caring for your convenience of dates, for delivering justice.). Many judges autocratically misuse their “authority” by simply dictating and forcing you to attend at a date of their choice without caring for your request for an alternative date. Most of the court work is wasted just to give you “another” date.. but you are forced to attend the court “hearing” where they give you very little time.. just a few seconds to few minutes every time; so wasting your valuable time, money, efforts leaving behind your urgent appointments, meetings etc. A very small, minor and trivial civil problem that could be easily sorted out just in 2-3 hours of logical, legal and clear discussion/questioning/counseling are enough in most cases. But such a trivial case typically takes 3 -10 years to receive final judgment, and at the end, there is no guarantee for for justice.. due to inefficiency, red tapism (and judicial corruption in some cases). There are false matrimonial (divorce) cases that have run for more than 15 years only to be dismissed or granted, in which case the justice is no longer relevant and it is not justice any more, some times when the couple’s ages will be over 50-60 years! So when the legal system and judiciary are so inefficient why should we, hapless citizens, respect and follow such an anarchic legal system? India needs a massive revolution.. a second independent war. The only beneficiaries in the case are your incompetent lawyers who will have brought a plush flat from the legal fee you pay them for lying, cheating, misleading, wrongly advising the clients, colluding with the opponent parties. Of course there are a few exceptions.. competent good, honest and sincere lawyers exist; but very few of them are there.. they are like an oasis in a desert; but their services are too costly for a common man to afford. Typically a judiciary which is supposed to handle 300 cases has 2000 cases. So the judges themselves acknowledge the such incompetency of the courts. Most of the cases are evidently false and illegal ones and they could be dismissed at the beginning itself so it will save the time of courts and the parties involved and avoid the agony caused and the victims could be saved from unnecessary agony. I have a few ideas and solutions to problems facing Indian legal system.. which I will share later. The problem is not just with legal system. It is with many other systems.
Solutions to the problems facing India
So what are the solutions for the problems facing India, the spiritual light of the world?
We must fight a second independent war.
Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
 The change happens from the ordinary citizens like you and I. 
India against corruption: Anna Hazare with Sri Sri Ravishankar, Kiran Bedi and Swami Agnivesh

Mahatma Gandhi in Dandi march.
Friends, please share your views/opinions/ideas/solutions to tackle this monstrous problem?

Holographic Nature of universe by Gregg Braden

Holographic nature of the universe is very interesting.. worth giving a thought to. Such concepts have been well known to our ancient Rishis for thousands of years. Our ancestors have discovered and documented (in our Hindu scriptures) some of the most intriguing laws of nature much before the modern science (i.e. Relativity and Quantum Physics) discovered them!!  Gregg Braden’s art work gives a wonderful insight into some of the Indian spiritual and scientific wisdom. India has gifted great  wisdom to the world for millenniums. Be proud of our rich heritage and culture. We need to do more research and uncover many of our ancient Shastras (more than 27 thousand scriptures i.e. Vedanta, Upanishads, Vedas, Puranas etc are there.. many of them are not known to us) and bring them into public consciousness through mainstream media and education channels for the betterment of the world we live in. Guys n girls, could you please comment & share this video. Thanks 🙂 – Krishna Reddy.

Kanak Sri Hall, Mumbai launched website

Kanak Sri Party and Marriage Hall, Kandivali, Mumbai has launched its new website Kanak Sri Hall is one of the best marriage halls in Bombay. Kanak Sri Hall also serves as an Art of Living Center with weekly long Sudarshan Kriya, Satsangs etc happening there. It is a hub of Art of Living activities in Kandivali. Latest news and events etc are announced on Kanak Sri Marriage Hall’s blog Check the site for the latest announcements.

Kanak Sri Hall’s map in Kandivali.