Friday, September 4, 2015

नेमाडे राज्यसभा च्यानेलवर

नेमाडे : भाषा - शेती आणि संस्कृती

Thursday, September 3, 2015

इस देश मै रहणा है तो वन्दे मातरम केहना होगा!!





आसेतु हिमाचल का काय ते यानेच मिळणार आहे. समस्त हिंदुनंनी एकत्र यावे धर्म खतरे में है. पोर ऐकत नाहीत का. मुलींचे विचार बदला, सशक्तीकरनाच्या नावाखाली त्यांना जाहला धर्म रक्षण शिकवा.
काय म्हणताय …? गरिबी …इथाचे सामाजिक प्रश्न का ?
…. ते होतील हो पूर्ण आधी आसेतु हिमाचल असे हिंदू राष्ट्र बनू द्या. मग बघा एकछत्री अमलाने कसे सगळे निकाली काढू ते …. साक्षात भगवान श्रीकृष्ण आमच्या सगळ्यात धर्म रक्षणासाठी संचारलेत !
काय म्हणता …. कृष्णाच्या वेळी मुसलमान ख्रिचन नव्हते …. ??
… अं अं अं अं अं…. मी येतो …. प्रथानेची वेळ झालीये कृष्ण नाराज होईल उद्या गोकुळ अष्टमी आहे नं … आणि खरेदीला पण जायचेय … पोराच्या शाळेत त्याला कृष्ण बनवून पण पाठवायचेय… कॉन्व्हंट शाळेत जातो तो फार शिस्त असते तिथे
… काय म्हणता … त्या आपल्या नसतात …. ?
…. अहो पण वेद शाळांनी थोडीच पोट भरणार आहे … ?
ये पोरा…. हा घेरे झेंडा मी आलोच …इस देश मै रहणा है तो वन्दे ….
ह्याल्लो ह्याल्लो ह्याल्लो... काय म्हणता ऐकू येत नाहीये इथे … काय ??? व्हिजा भेटला का अरुणला … वा वा … येतो आज तुझ्याकडे पेडे खायला ……हो हो … ठेवतो !
… … इस देश मै रहणा है तो वन्दे मातरम केहना होगा!! वन्दे मातरम केहना होगा!!!
या अशा जातीयतेच्या आणि धर्मांधतेच्या काड्या शिलगून … पोटाच्या प्रश्नाला दुय्यम ठेऊन समस्त समाज त्यातली त्यात अशिक्षित आणि आपल्या डोक्याने काम न करणारा, पेटवला जात आहे. इथे बहुजन हा शब्द वापरला असता … पण मग मला जातीय ठरवून मी 'काय' म्हणतोय ते सोडून मी 'कोण' आहे याच्यावर फोकस जाईल.
असो.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

सॉक्रेटीस ते पानसरे दाभोलकर व्हाया तुकाराम

Monday, August 31, 2015

पुरोगाम्यांच्या हत्या

जगप्रसिद्ध  सनातन प्रभातचे काही अशातले लेख :

२. पुरोगाम्यांच्या हिंदु धर्मविरोधी कारवायांकडे दुर्लक्ष
                                          करून शासनच अशा हत्यांना प्रोत्साहन देत नाही का ? 

 अशी विधाने होऊनही हिंदू कधी कायदा आणि सुव्यवस्थेचा प्रश्‍न निर्माण करीत नाहीत; म्हणून पोलीस धर्मद्रोह्यांच्या विरोधात कृती करीत नाहीत. पोलिसांना कृती करण्यास भाग पाडण्यासाठी आता हिंदूंनीही कायदा हातात घ्यावा, असे पोलिसांना अपेक्षित आहे का ?
    जगभरातील कोट्यवधी हिंदूंच्या धर्मभावना दुखावणारी अशी वक्तव्ये करून ही पुरोगामी मंडळी उजळ माथ्याने फिरत असतात. शासनही त्यांच्यावर काही कारवाई न करता त्यांना विविध पुरस्कार देऊन मानसन्मान देत असते. हेच अन्य धर्मांच्या बाबतीत झाले, तर त्यांच्या धर्मभावना दुखावणार्‍यांवर शासन त्वरित कारवाई करते. अशीच कारवाई शासनाने हिंदूंच्या धर्मभावना दुखावणार्‍यांवर केली, तर धर्मप्रेमी हिंदूंमध्ये न्याय मिळाल्याची भावना निर्माण झाली असती आणि पुरोगाम्यांच्या हत्या करण्यापर्यंत त्यांचे विचार झाले नसते. डॉ. दाभोलकर आणि कॉ. पानसरे आणि आता डॉ. कलबुर्गी यांच्या हिंदु धर्मविरोधी कारवायांविषयी शासनाने त्यांच्यावर कारवाई केली असती, तर कोणाला त्यांच्या हत्या करण्याची आवश्यकता वाटली असती का ? 
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

The role of India's export policy in farmer suicides

With onion prices shooting up, its export has again been restricted. Understandably , food cannot be treated at par with other commodities. In times of food scarcity , prices escalate and restrictions on the export of food need to be imposed.
But when prices fall in the years following such a ban -as it has for potatoes this year -the government does a Houdini act, disappearing and leaving farmers in the lurch. Arbitrary and reactive decisions of export restrictions are a form of regressive taxation.It is only fair to demand government interventions when farmers are distressed. But this is interpreted as the whining of an overindulged child.
Most farm subsidies are availed of by farmers in irrigated areas. But if a dot were to be placed for every farmer suicide on a map of India, most would fall over areas where farming is dependent on the rains. They are normally attributed to seeds, absence of credible crop and price insurance, wanton use of pesticides and fertilisers, lack of farm advisory services and institutional credit, drought and extreme weather events, etc. In reality , a combination of many factors and collapsing social structures trigger farmer suicides.
In most cases, poverty is a precursor to farmer suicides. The role of India's export policy in inducing poverty and contributing to farmer suicides is never discussed. In the international market, commodity prices are cyclical in nature. Every year, commodity prices spike, but each commodity spikes only once every few years. Invariably when prices spike, governments ban export of the particular commodity and farmers growing it are compelled to sell at prices that are kept artificially low by restrictions.
Wheat export was banned in 2007 for four years. During that period, the prices in the international market shot up to approximately $440 a tonne, while the prices in the domestic market at that time hovered at around $276 a tonne. Rice exports were banned in 2008.The government permitted exports of non-basmati rice in September 2011.
Within the first year of the ban, the Indian prices wavered around $310 a tonne, while the average monthly price in the international market was more than double, at about $762 a tonne. Government, rather than fill godowns with grain and partake an additional annual revenue loss of over . 20,000 crore, would have been better ` off taxing grain exports in the period.
The maths isn't difficult. If these bans had not been enacted, each of the wheat-rice-rotation farmers would have raked in, on an average, four times the profit for each of those `ban' years and no one would be in debt and committing suicides today . When prices do rise, farmers have an opportunity to make a profit. They use it to repay their past obligations. But since they are denied the opportunity to realise a higher price due to export restrictions, farmers remain burdened with old debt and owe years of compounded interest to moneylenders.
In the ensuing years, when production is hit by weather calamities or when prices tank -last year, production and prices tanked simultaneously -the farmer's financial burden aggravates. An existing crisis becomes terminal, triggering a larger number of farmer suicides. Compensation packages can never make up for such policy shortfall.
Restricting exports of non-food items like cotton makes even less sense.Cotton price climbed to ` . 7,000 a quintal in 2010-11. The government stepped in and did what it does best: mess things up by changing the cotton export notification 17 times in one-and-a-half years to subdue prices and, for all practical purposes, force exports to cease.
When China, having built an inventory of many years of cotton requirement, banned cotton imports, high prices in India came crashing down to about ` . 4,000 a quintal. The Indian farmer's window of opportunity to profit was shuttered in subsequent years.
It was rumoured that this discretionary use of power at the behest of the textile industry was not without the greasing of palms. That's how the inefficient textile industry is subsidised at the expense of the lives of farmers.
Farmer suicides, specifically in Vidarbha, can also be attributed to decisions made by the ministries of textile and commerce. It does not require any formal education to notice the connections between farmer poverty , loan default, distress and suicides, and India's import-export policies.

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Ajay Vir Jakhar (In economic times, 27th Aug 2015)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

शिवचरित्र आणि जातीयवाद





तसेच पुढे अनेक व्हर्जन्स आहेत.

याला काय म्हणाव?


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

मुख्यमंत्र्यांना पत्र

मराठवाड्यातला दुष्काळ आणि लोकांची परिस्थिती पाहून मन अगदीच उद्विग्न झालेले आहे. काल तर काही घटना ऐकून अत्यंत राग आला. क्षणासाठी वाटले बंदुक घेऊन सगळ्या व्यवस्थेला कपाळाच्या मधोमध गोळ्या झाडाव्यात. पण ते शक्य नसल्याने मुख्यमंत्र्यांना आणि उच्च शिक्षण मंत्र्यांना खालील पत्र लिहिले.  

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Dear Chief Minister,
You are well aware of the ongoing drought situation in Marathwada and other regions of the state. The situation is far more worse than what is being shown on the TV and explained by the political leaders from the region. 

I belong to a farming family from same region. I have come out of that life and would never like to get back to that profession ever. Personally I think of agricultural land as health condition like Diabetes that old generations are gifting to their next generation. I hope soon a lot of people will leave this profession and come out of the false life of false dignity as a Feeder. And everybody knows same has happened with the developed countries. Are they 'really' developed in the inclusive sense? That is another discussion.

That apart, this year is really difficult for farmers across the state and specially Marathwada. We own around 20 acres of land. That is good enough for a middle class farmer to survive. But I know about the income and the way my father taught two of us - my brother and me. I think those were the very difficult years (early 2000) for us. But when I look at situation now of my family and those of others around me, I think those times were far better. Then there were not many options to spend money on - there were no mobiles, no vehicles to consume petrol and an important thing that consumes most of the money now a days - education - it wasn't there. Even there was no hope or dreams of education. So nobody spent money on it. Now almost every farmer wish that his children should get good education - so he puts them into coaching classes - obviously whatever be the quality of education in schools, it's not enough to get into good institutes for further studies - not D.Ed, B.Ed and BA and MA - the most useless ones in today's time - not because what they are - but because the scale and way they are taught and awarded.

Let me again try to come to the point, I know you don't have a magic wand like the one in Harry Potter, but I believe that you have enough powers to take decisions and at least frame some policies for the benefit of those who - I don't know why  - still believe in Maay-baap-sarkaar! So, the point is that - one of the major expenditure of the farming family is healthcare. Most of population in rural areas -  you won't believe - prefer the private hospitals for obvious reasons of lack of quality and service at government healthcare stations. It's such a deep rooted practice to go to private medical practitioners, that if you go or take your family member to the government hospital it's a social stigma. Let's keep that aside. But in such a utter drought situation also people are borrowing money to meet these expenses. I think government at least now should take its healthcare system to villages and conduct camps, so that a lot of money is saved. Also that will help government hospitals to gain their lost faith. I know they are already flooded with the patients more than their capacity, but government and hospitals and can afford that; already backbone broken farmer family can not.

I think government medical colleges and it's students can help a lot in this regard. Also a lot of CSR funds and developed region's resources can be diverted to these regions for this year to be spent on Healthcare and other possible facilities.

Another issue I would like to bring to your notice is waiver of college fees and preference in government hostel allotment to students from this regions. As an example - recently I gave admission to 2 girl students from my village to Govt. polytechnic after 10th - for the reason they need not to pay for coaching class fees for 11 and 12th - both have got good marks - 90% and 85%. Both got good government colleges and we applied to only government colleges hoping that they will get the hostel which costs just Rs. 2000/year whereas rooms outside cost around Rs. 20,000/year. Despite having such a good ranks they have not got the hostels, such a huge is the competition. But now I can't imagine their parents being able to afford this as both parents have only 2 acres and 5 acres with nothing in it except the white and dry soil at this moment. And we all know room owners don't take soil as rent.

I hope you understand our concerns and will act on this.

If you ask us what we are doing ? We have given around 6 lacs to suicide afflicted families, adopted their children for education and have been doing financial help to at least 20 students per year. I know we still need to do some more. We will definitely try.

The reason for writing to you is Marathwada belongs to State of Maharashtra and most of the people from the region regularly vote and have faith in government.

Thank you.  

Monday, July 27, 2015

अब्दुल कलम कालवश - जागवलेली स्वप्ने अजून ही हयात आहेत


असंख्य भारतीय तरुणांचे आणि लहानांचे प्रेरणास्थान माजी राष्ट्रपती अब्दुल कलाम आज आपल्यात नाहीत. वयाच्या ८४ व्या वर्षी गेलेले असले तरी अजूनही काळी काळ त्यांनी देशाच्या स्वप्नांना फुलवत राहायला हवे होते असे वाटते.

त्यांनी त्यांच्या हयातीत केलेले काम हे प्रचंड आहे. मिसाईलात त्याने पृथ्वीच्या बंधनातून मुक्त व्हावे इतके प्राण ओतणारे कलाम या देशातील जवळच्या काळातील तरुणांत स्वप्न ओतणारे एकमेव.

आज देशभर खेड्यापाड्यात मुलं मोठी होवून अब्दुल कलाम बनवीत या स्वप्नांनी भारलेली अनेक घरं मिळतील. स्वप्नपंखांत प्राण फुंकणारा आपल्यातून निघून गेलाय याच प्रचंड दुखः मनाशी घेऊन त्या सगळ्या घरांचा आजचा दिवस कसाबसा निघेल.

या स्वप्नपंखात बळ असच राहो म्हणून त्याच्याकडे प्रार्थना.