Monday, June 29, 2009

Michael: The Moon Walker!

You are the one magic fiddle I had.

All the time, which by its own played.

I knew you were not a dead instrument,

but you lived with me, like a musical tenet.

Still I neglected your life and being.

You were used by tautening your strings,

Every day and every lonely nights,

whenever I wanted peace.

You were the property, I kept through my days.

Your voice became my companion.

I knew you are a magical fiddle,clarion.

You had danced for me,

Whenever I lacked glee.

You walked on the moon, and moved in robotic style,

I still recollect, how invincible you were that while!

You screamed in joy, musically,

You made the days rock excitedly.

But at last, you have stopped the magic tone...

Once and for all you ended your song,

filling unknown endless void everywhere.

In my dictionary, the word for loss seemed rare.

For utterance, I felt gathering each possible way,

Your silence is more

deeper than a 'loss'... that is,to say.

(A Tribute to Michael Jackson)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Homage to Michael Jackson!

When the light goes out, a void is created, which nothing else can fill except darkness...

"The King of Pop" Michael Jackson, passed away. Let the world mourn as it lost the voice, which had taught it to 'scream' with joy, in music.

The Indian Commentator mourns in the death of the legendary singer. May god bless his soul rest in peace...

You can read the news here...

The Indian Commentator's Homage.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Let Us Sign This Agreement.

'The child is the father of the man', but the man always forgets, how he had felt when he was a child. The only way that leaves, is to study about his past, living in his present. In this endeavour, certain things are purposefully avoided and certain other things are included, 'as if' to construct and convey the apt performance of the endeavour that he has undertaken.

The children's help lines and child welfare organisations like the UNICEF are only a few examples of this endeavour.

Even though, children are being 'watched', from reaching in wrong hands, we still need a day like the one observed on the 12th of June, The world Day Against Child labour, proving the futility of our 'watch'.

Child sexual abuses, child trafficking, child labour, and even child marriages are forming topics for serious discussions. And many children are rescued from wrong hands, by the help lines and police and other governmental and non governmental organisations. But what about those children who are tortured, harassed and being locked among adversaries, in the so- called civilized social set ups, schools and even in families! What about that child whose life has become a nightmarish experience because of the constant conflicts between his parents! And what about that child whose parents no more lull them, but in their bed, they share the warmth of their pets! Who would answer these questions, which I haven't dared to ask, but only expressed as an exclamation, for the fear of the would be absence in the other part of this literature; I mean the absence of the one who reads.

Finally, one more question-who would provide justice to those children, who are being cheated by the governments, through the consumption of gruel made from rotten rice that the government provides in the government schools of Kerala! (I am sorry, to put this exclamation mark here, for I don't expect any answers, if a question mark replaces it.)

We have invented more than enough reasons to cover up such 'minute' 'flaws'. We have reasons like economy, like crisis, etc. Such questions are better not to be asked. Let the scene divert to some other direction.

The science of concepts says that a child is the purest form of energy. That means a child is more powerful than a man or a woman. What problematizes this notion is that, children are available in very low wages, for restaurants, household jobs and other jobs as well. Some do not even need that, for they are sold by their parents and only require some rags to cover up their itchy groins and bony chests. The pieces of food they require, never exceed that of the pets' in quantity; then there arises a question, for the economic heads, if the child is so much profitable, and powerful, why can't he or she be provided with adequate measures for survival? Isn't this a simple and relevant question!! (Only such questions are understood by most of the word now!).

There is a suggestion as well. Why not; if the children are the purest form of energy; that energy be tapped, preserved, and moulded into a more effective grown up form and use it then!

In the most simpler and also in the most complicated way, it can be said that the humanitarian organisations are 'trying' to treat the disease. It would be more effective if they approach the cause and remove it. In the close analysis, it is natural to conclude the cause as economy itself and obvious to wish for a 'Marxian beard' to grow on your face. But the cause again slips from the hold and it hides somewhere in the dark holes in the streets of civilization.

In a very close analysis, disregarding the natural tendencies to jump into conclusions, the real cause comes to the front. The real cause is not the economy, but the wrong usage of the concept of economy, which is mostly practiced by those who are unknown about the sun in the noon and are satisfied with the twilight of the morning.

Let us 'wait' until the children grow up.

(It sounds like a request to form an agreement, which shows, anyway, the 'consumption' would not stop and the consumers of children are asked to wait. Bizarre. Right?)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Colour Consciousness in India

is on the victims' side, in racism. In anti-racial movements, it is on the protesters' side. But both these identities seem absurd when, the extent to which this country is doomed, in its blindness to human equality, is out. It neither rejects caste ism nor closes its eyes on skin colour.

Now, a question arises, how did these practices of caste ism and colour consciousness emerge? In order to get an answer, we must ask this question to our grant fore-fathers, which is not possible now, for as a matter of fact, those grant paternal 'culture creators' are long gone into sod. The only possible way is to make our own assumptions as we always do, if we expect to get an answer to the above question.

Thus, even though practitioners died, practices exist. These practices unveil themselves in the advertisements of fairness creams in our television channels and the beautiful "fair" looking heroins of the Indian cinema.

As an instance, if the advertisements are concerned, it can be seen that most of the fairness cream and beauty soap manufacturers promise to make users more fair. This gets the form of a bargain in the Indian market sphere. Those who give more fair complexion, get more money. These manufacturers or advertisements are to be accused less than the mentality of the people, on the consumption of which, the market establishes its products and advertises to clutch the inner most hypocrisies of the people. The case with the number of 'fair' heroins is not any much different.

Indian men mostly prefer to have bed with a white chick than anyone else. The 'quest for whiteness' has been fed into them as an unconscious psychic element, which leads to their increased sensitiveness to the skin of people first, than anything else.

This sensitiveness can be seen explicitly in most of the matrimonial columns in India. One matrimonial advertisement from one of the regional newspapers is shown below:

"Proposals invited from parents of well qualified employed boy for Nair girl M Sc. 24/163, fair, employed, preferably from Nair families."

The "fair" in the advertisement is that word, which stands as an explicit proof; an example for the Indian colour consciousness. For men, colour is not a limitation, which might be the reason that there are not many men's face creams in market as there are women's. As India, in general, is a patriarchal society, even though the president of India is a woman, the complexion of men doesn't matter.

Then about caste ism: the word in the advertisement, which doesn't suit any, in the Oxford Dictionary is the name of a caste, exists in the cast system in India. It is considered one of the higher casts.

This system of cast is not an influence limited to the individual marriage proposals, but governmental documents also need clarifications in this matter. In more direct terms, the government will also ask you, your caste; and will group you in their charts and tables, as if you were one of the store-full of commodities.

Great!! What a post colonial fight back!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Good People

Civilization is a word, deep in meaning and vast in its implications. It is an aspect that humanity holistically acquired through the process of evolution.

Everywhere around the world, humanity established civilizations, though the Western sardonic perception never identified the existence of such civilizations in the East. This is what caused them to bear the 'white man's burden' only to make themselves a butt of ridicule. The people in the East were identified more civilized and intelligent than the West, scientifically. The only reason, why they accepted the aspects of western life, was they needed a change.

The Western part of the globe and the white possessors of it, always regarded East as uncivilized. Even after having so many proofs for this hypothesis to be discarded, the West was adamant with their foolishness. Some of them regard the colour of the skin as a criterion for superiority, unlike the East who recognizes the intellectual ability, and physical perseverance as the criteria for superiority. I said 'some', for, I know many in the West, who do not consider this hellish concept as part of any of the human civilizations.

One Indian student had been brutally assaulted in Australia, by some racists, recently. Such incidents show, still such practices exist among 'some ' people who are capable of degrading the whole. They still bear the "burden of the past" leading the blind life of a 'colour sensitive'.

In a world which celebrates the intimacies of a global village, the existence of issues like racism, casteism, etc. seems savage. The Australian incident asserts its existence and kindles the flame of hopelessness.

What do such incidents show?

There are good people everywhere, East or West, white or black, brown or yellow, but such events and attempts to draw barriers and part minds, are disgrace to the whole of humanity.

To whom shall we attach the epithet 'civilized' in the truest sense? What knowledge, such a country and the educational institutions there, can provide its students?


The Indian Commentator, disdains this racial assault.


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