PM asks: Am I a temple bell?

On June 4, 2011, in Blog, Comics, Humor, India, irregular, Society, by Amiya
As the country struggles with the cancer of corruption, Baba Ramdev has started his hunger strike against corruption. Falling on the lines of Anna Hazare who successfully incited the Government to take action against this ever growing menace that has plagued our society and is dragging us back. While it will be difficult not to support him in this endeavor, for many valid reasons the countrymen are divided in their opinion. I personally feel, the Baba is doing something very wrong - he is taking undue advantage of his popularity. He is undoubtedly a Guru in Yoga but his ignorance in economics and world trade/politics is reflected in every statement of his. He has made a farce out of a good cause. While this has not stopped him from pulling large crowd (again because its after all for a good cause and also as most of his followers will be equally ignorant in economics) I wonder how things turn out. One thing is for sure though - he is going to give sleepless nights to the Government.

Am I a temple bell???

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  • Shailabh Kumar

    meh, i agree that he is doing something, but i don’t think he is doing it for ‘us’. It was an opportune moment for him to ride a tidal movement which was kickstarted by Mr. Hazare. The best part for him is, if he fails people will blame the government. If he wins, he will be remembered in history as a reformist legend. For the people and nation, it would be great if the anti-corruption agenda he borrowed from others succeeds. I sincerely hope people don’t pay attention to his other ramblings.(no 500 rupee notes etc.)

  • Shailabh Kumar

    meh, i agree that he is doing something, but i don’t think he is doing it for ‘us’. It was an opportune moment for him to ride a tidal movement which was kickstarted by Mr. Hazare. The best part for him is, if he fails people will blame the government. If he wins, he will be remembered in history as a reformist legend. For the people and nation, it would be great if the anti-corruption agenda he borrowed from others succeeds. I sincerely hope people don’t pay attention to his other ramblings.(no 500 rupee notes etc.)

  • Rishabh Jain

    banning of high currency is not necessarily bad. US did it a long time ago as a measure against mafia banning anything higher than a 100 dollars. hoarding of black money and the entire hawala network would be significantly affected if token currency is replaced gradually by electronic currency.

  • Rishabh Jain

    banning of high currency is not necessarily bad. US did it a long time ago as a measure against mafia banning anything higher than a 100 dollars. hoarding of black money and the entire hawala network would be significantly affected if token currency is replaced gradually by electronic currency.

    • Anonymous

      @Rishabh Mafia operated in a very different way than the way corrupt behave – Money laundering now a days happen in very different ways. There is a huge cost involved in taking a currency out of the system apart from other problems. More over getting the money back from swiss banks is meaningless (I’m pretty sure Baba cannot answer this question: If bringing the money from swiss banks will solve all problem then why can’t we just print that much money and inject into the market?). Death penalty for corruption – you got to be kidding me…Baba remember Kasab? he is still quite alive enjoying Hyderabad biriyani. I feel a strong lok pal bill is all what we need at this juncture. Along with it using IT as a weapon we can minimize corruption – by streamlining govt operation and minimizing points at which there is any scope of corruption.  UID is something that can pave way for a more IT enabled governance 

    • Anonymous

      @Rishabh Mafia operated in a very different way than the way corrupt behave – Money laundering now a days happen in very different ways. There is a huge cost involved in taking a currency out of the system apart from other problems. More over getting the money back from swiss banks is meaningless (I’m pretty sure Baba cannot answer this question: If bringing the money from swiss banks will solve all problem then why can’t we just print that much money and inject into the market?). Death penalty for corruption – you got to be kidding me…Baba remember Kasab? he is still quite alive enjoying Hyderabad biriyani. I feel a strong lok pal bill is all what we need at this juncture. Along with it using IT as a weapon we can minimize corruption – by streamlining govt operation and minimizing points at which there is any scope of corruption.  UID is something that can pave way for a more IT enabled governance 

  • Shailabh Kumar

    Perhaps, but in its non-essentialness it becomes an opinion which along with others like changing all courses to regional languages, western medicine is bad, switching governance to swadeshi system are not plausible and should not have beenfoisted upon this movement. So apart from fasting for a stronger anti-corruption system which we all want and which he borrowed from Shri Hazare, I expect his other opinions to be tackled in a more democratic manner.

  • Shailabh Kumar

    Perhaps, but in its non-essentialness it becomes an opinion which along with others like changing all courses to regional languages, western medicine is bad, switching governance to swadeshi system are not plausible and should not have beenfoisted upon this movement. So apart from fasting for a stronger anti-corruption system which we all want and which he borrowed from Shri Hazare, I expect his other opinions to be tackled in a more democratic manner.

  • Vinod Vishwakarma

    @Amiya…I don’t think that getting money from Swiss bank is meanigless. I read your previous post where you mentioned that money is not just a piece of paper and govt. can print whatever amount they want. The problem, the Indian currencystashed in Swiss has real value and that money can be used to purchase various thing (from other countries, like technology, food whatever), inducted in various projects for development. After all money drives the market. If govt. prints more fiat money, the value of currency will go down, but the money which is in the Swiss bank has a value and thus it would be sensible to bring the money instead of printing more fiat.

    • Anonymous

      Certainly it has value but not in India – It has value in switzerland…It represents true value in their economy (which indirectly mean that India was depleted of value at some point of time as this money was slowly laundered which is basically what we lost to corruption). Bring that money and Switzerland will face a suddenly decrease in money (so their demand will surpass supply of money and they will face a depression) while that money here will cause huge inflation. Ofcourse if the money is brought back it will still be meaningless as RBI will take it and won’t let it flow into the market. No country will try to bring this money back as they are so huge that they will de-stabilize the markets. But yes one thing that should and MUST be done is to get the names of the people holding accounts there and put them behind bars. I am waiting for Juliane Assange to release the names of the culprits. These guys must be brought to justice.

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