Friday, October 24, 2014

The Nobel Stupidity

In 1905, Albert Einstein published his findings about the inexplicable photoelectric phenomena. It took long 16 years for the Nobel committee to understand the significance of his findings and award him with a price. This is pretty much the story of every Nobel winners. Everyone in the world listens when Nobel committee announces their winner’s list. Nobel was reserved for only the world’s finest. Even today, Nobel is widely regarded as the highest honor that a man can get.

Today, the renowned Nobel committee is slowly losing their reputation. Presenting the Nobel peace prize to someone like Malala is utterly irresponsible. You don't present Physics Nobel prize for a man who accidentally found an alien ship in his basement. It takes a lifetime of efforts and results to be awarded with a Nobel, or so thinks people. Malala, if the story is true, is really a brave girl. She had some troubles with taliban and received their fury in the form of a bullet. Even her speech in UN assembly was a cunningly created script. I don't want to go into the conspiracy theories, “Giving Malala Yousafzai the Nobel Peace Prize is like giving the Nobel Prize for Literature to the winner of the National Spelling Bee”

By re quoting this statement I didn't mean to offend the bravery or spirit shown by Malala. She fought for a cause. I am merely pointing to the fact that giving Malala the honour, while there are so many people out there who deserve the prize more than her, was irresponsible.
Why malala? why not Irom Sharmila? why not gene Sharp?
However, selecting Malala from a nominee list that had the name of Vladimir Putin in it, is certainly not a fault decision.

"Aaaaannnddd.... lets hear what famous American Model Naomi Campbell has to say about all this....."

Saturday, July 19, 2014

NGOs and national security - Conspiracy or reality

Lets wind the clock back few years, when the NGOs were considered as holy cows by the government. When international agreements laid their weight on social service projects and poverty alleviation, India used NGOs effectively. But, as soon as the report of IB was leaked (?), NGOs became a suspect. The leaked secret report generated a wave of mixed reactions. Now, the ministry is watching the famous environmental activists, and activities of the non governmental organizations closely. Even though the investigation was started few years back, it waited comfortably for the new government.

If NGOs are contaminated, then thats really a grave danger for the national security. When we cross examine the activities of NGOs, let it be in Koodankulam or Odisha, we can see that the people are not happy. No one can deny this fact. We know that, even with a heavy financial aid, it is impossible to manipulate an entire society containing educated and uneducated people with different political outlooks. Few months back, the then PM Manmohan Singh broke his notorious stoic calm and blamed American corporates for the unrest in Koodankulam. He argued that foreign funded NGOs were trying to reverse the industrial development in India.
People in these areas are not concerned about anything, but their lives and future. All they want is genuine answers from the authorities. If couple of dollars from the corporates were manipulating the masses in India, then what was the government doing? Why the hesitation, when they could end all these senseless debates with a lucid and detailed explanation?
It is pretty difficult to contain outraged mass. People in Koodankulam are not outraged, at least till now. They are carefully organized, and they have a strong leadership. It doesn't seems like they are going to get the answers anytime soon.
So, then another question arises. Is the path and ideology of the NGOs are right for the betterment of the country? lets look at this issue on the basis of marxist ideology. Marxism is built on the theory of class struggle. Marx says that there will always be an oppressed class and an oppressing class. In a corrupt  democratic system it is between the government and marginalized people, or working class. Marxist ideology encourages people, to overthrow governments and introduce a communist welfare state. Basically, the aim of communists and capitalists is same. To build a welfare state. It has three aspects, powerful government, powerful economy, and powerful army.
But, the concept of neo NGO group welfare state is pretty different. They dont want to overthrow government. Their solution includes social justice, empowerment of the marginalized, and secular humanism. They don't consider government as the ultimate authority. Their philosophy is based on the assumption that, if the government is democratic, it is always flexible. Government is bounded with certain social parameters. Ultimate authority is the people.
Viewpoint of the NGOs might look great, but you must consider the practical aspect. Communism, as a basic concept is inexplicably great. However, practicality is extremely different from the theory. There is a slight chance that, in the current form, the work of NGOs might make the government harsh and ruthless.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

വികേന്ദ്രീകരണത്തിന്റെ ഭാവിയും വിജയ സാധ്യതകളും

A Gandhi constitution for independent India എന്നത് നാരായണ്‍ അഗർവാൾ 1946-ൽ പ്രസിദ്ധീകരിച്ച പുസ്തകമാണ്. ഗാന്ധി തന്നെ അവതാരിക എഴുതിയിട്ടുള്ള ഈ പുസ്തകം അധികാര വികേന്ദ്രീകരണത്തിന്റെ ആവശ്യകതയെ ഉയർത്തിക്കാട്ടുന്നു. കൊളോണിയൽ ഭരണകാലത്ത് നമ്മുടെ പൂർവ്വികർ അനുഭവിച്ച അതേ സ്വാതന്ത്രം തന്നെയേ വ്യത്യസ്ത സാഹചര്യത്തിലും നമ്മൾ അനുഭവിക്കുന്നുള്ളൂ. അധികാരത്തിന്റെ നിയന്ത്രണ ദണ്ഢോ, നിയമ നിർമ്മാണത്തിന്റെ കിരീടമോ ഇന്നും സാധാരണക്കാരന് അപ്രാപ്യമായി നില്ക്കുന്നു.
സ്വതന്ത്ര ഇന്ത്യയിൽ പഞ്ചായത്തീ രാജ് ത്രീ ടയർ സിസ്റ്റം  വന്നതിനു ശേഷവും അവ കേവലം സ്വയം ഭരണ സ്ഥാപനങ്ങളായി നിലനില്ക്കുന്നു. നമുക്ക് ആവശ്യം സ്ഥാപനങ്ങളല്ല, വ്യവസ്ഥയാണ്‌. സ്വയം ഭരണ സ്ഥാപനങ്ങൾക്ക് പകരം സ്വയം ഭരണ വ്യവസ്ഥ.
ഗാന്ധിയൻ എക്കണോമിയുടെ അസ്ഥിത്വം താഴെ നിന്ന് മുകളിലേയ്ക്ക് ഉള്ളതാണ്. താഴെക്കിടയിലുള്ള സാധാരണ ജനങ്ങളിൽ ജനങ്ങളിൽ നിന്ന് തീരുമാനങ്ങളും, നിർദ്ദേശങ്ങളും മുകളിലേയ്ക്ക്  പോകുന്ന രീതി. ആധുനീകവല്ക്കരണാനന്തര ഇന്ത്യയിൽ, ഇന്നും തീരുമാനങ്ങൾ വരുന്നത് മുകളിൽ നിന്നാണ്. അടിച്ചേൽപ്പിക്കപ്പെടുകയാണ് പല തീരുമാനങ്ങളും.
പക്ഷെ, ഗാന്ധിയനിസമായാലും, മൻമോഹനിസമായാലും, പ്രശ്നങ്ങളുടെ മൂല കാരണം ഇതൊന്നുമല്ല. എല്ലാ ബഡ്ജറ്റിലും ഉണ്ട് ജനോപകാരപ്രദമായ ഒട്ടനേകം പദ്ധതികൾ. ദാരിദ്ര നിർമ്മാർജ്ജനത്തിനും, അടിസ്ഥാന സൗകര്യ വികസനത്തിനുമുള്ള പദ്ധതികൾ. ഇവയ്ക്കൊക്കെ അനുവദിക്കുന്ന തുകയാകട്ടെ വർഷം തോറും കൂടിക്കൊണ്ടേയിരിക്കുകയാണ്. അപ്പോൾ, പദ്ധതികൾ ഇല്ലാത്തതല്ല കാരണം. നടപ്പിലാക്കാൻ സിസ്റ്റം ഇല്ലാത്തതുമല്ല, ഇവയ്ക്കിടയിൽ എവിടെയോ ഉള്ള ഒരു പ്രായോഗിക പൊരുത്തക്കേടാണ് പ്രശ്നം.

പഞ്ചായത്തീ രാജ് സിസ്റ്റം, പദ്ധതികൾ നടപ്പിലാക്കാൻ കഴിവുള്ള ഒരു വ്യവസ്ഥ തന്നെയാണ്. പക്ഷേ, പദ്ധതികൾക്കായുള്ള പണം വിനിയോഗിക്കുന്ന കാര്യത്തിൽ ഈ സ്ഥാപനങ്ങൾ വേണ്ട വിധത്തിൽ ജനങ്ങളോട് ഉത്തരവാദിത്തം പുലർത്തുന്നില്ല. പഞ്ചായത്തീ രാജ് ഉടച്ചുവാർക്കുമ്പോൾ ആദ്യം ചെയ്യേണ്ട കാര്യവും അത് തന്നെയാണ്. നിയമം മൂലം ഇവയെ കേവല സ്ഥാപനങ്ങൾ എന്ന നിലയിൽ  നിന്നും, ഒരു വ്യവസ്ഥ എന്ന നിലയിലേയ്ക്ക് ഉയർത്തുക. ഇന്ത്യയുടെ ദാരിദ്ര നിർമ്മാർജ്ജനത്തിന്റെ വളർച്ചാനിരക്കിനെ കേന്ദ്ര സർക്കാരിന്റെ ഒരു റിപ്പോർട്ടിൽ വിശേഷിപ്പിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നത്  'Treadmill Growth' എന്ന പദം കൊണ്ടാണ്. എത്ര ഓടിയാലും ഒരടി പോലും മുന്നോട്ട് നീങ്ങാത്ത അവസ്ഥ. പണം വാരിക്കോരി ചെലവഴിച്ചിട്ടും, അന്താരാഷ്‌ട്ര രംഗത്ത് മനുഷ്യ വികസന പട്ടികയുടെ അരികിലെങ്ങും ഇന്ത്യയെന്ന 'വികസിത' രാഷ്ട്രത്തെ കാണാത്തതിന്റെ കാരണവും ഇതൊക്കെത്തന്നെയാണ്.
സമ്പൂർണ്ണവും, കാര്യക്ഷമവുമായ അധികാര വികേന്ദ്രീകരണം - ഇതാണ് ദാരിദ്രം നിർമ്മാർജ്ജനം ചെയ്ത് ഇന്ത്യയെ യഥാർത്ഥ വികസനത്തിന്റെ പാതയിലേയ്ക്ക് എത്തിക്കുവാനുള്ള എളുപ്പവഴി.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

How to write a fake essay

A public place and a computer are the two necessary things to write a fake essay. However, everything lies in the body language. It will be advisable to practice this at least once in a bluemoon, so that you will be ogled annoyingly and respected by strangers.

Choose a public place
Why choose a public place? well, its not like you are going to get a boat load of freak followers. The idea lies in pretending. Computer cafes, College computer labs, Coffee shops, and restaurants are some heavenly choices.

Do a little homework
Do not start thinking about the content while you are in a public place. Instead, I will advise you to create a paragraph, using heavy duty, cast iron synonyms, which can even confuse the shit out of those cambridge scums.

Its all about the headline
People probably won't get time to read what you are actually typing. The real goal lies in a catchy headline. Headline should be provocative and attractive. Try to put some thorny words such as abacinate, acutorcian, or diarrhoea. One or two seconds; thats the maximum amount of time you can grab from strangers.

Pretend.. Pretend.. and Pretend
First of all, you need to work on your persona and body language. Try wearing eyeglasses if it helps. Do not let your eyeballs stick hopelessly on boobs and asses around you, unless it is Kim Kardashian.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Amidst Illusions and Reality

To put the idea in one sentence, I will use - “reality is a bitch”. You might think whats so fuzzy about reality? Actually, reality is an illusion that you can experience in life. In a more precise manner, reality is the epitome of all illusionary perspectives. You might have heard about the wave function collapse phenomena. According to the dual
theory of matter, everything have two facets. An electron cannot be singled out and picked up using any method possible (without destabilizing the structure of atom). Because, electron spins around the nucleus as a wave. When we try to measure the speed, location, or anything related to it, the wave function will disappear and electron will put on the cloth of matter. This is a tricky observation. When we try to observe, wave function collapses. This is quite fantastically portrayed in 'double slit experiment'.
Here comes some big questions. What is the purpose of life? Where did this universe comes from? What is the role of man?

Well, one thing we can assume from all these observations is this - universe is here in this form, because of us, because we are here to observe it. We are the reason behind the rotation of kalachakra. If it wasn't for us, this universe might not be here. Wave function collapses when someone is watching. This is a rough idea, not scientifically proved, but it is possible that we have a symbiotic, 'mutually beneficial' relationship with the universe.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

കവിതയുടെ തലച്ചോർ

കല കലയ്ക്കു വേണ്ടി, കല സമൂഹത്തിനു വേണ്ടി എന്നിങ്ങനെയുള്ള വ്യത്യസ്ത വാദ  മുഖങ്ങൾ ഘോരഘോരം പ്രസംഗിച്ചു തളര്ന്ന ഒരു തലമുറ ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നു നമുക്ക്. യഥാർത്ഥത്തിൽ കലയുടെ ചരിത്രപരവും സാമൂഹികവുമായ ഒരു അപഗ്രഥനം നടത്തുമ്പോൾ കല ആസ്വാദനത്തിനു വേണ്ടി എന്ന വാദമാണ് തെളിഞ്ഞു കാണുക. ഭാഷയുടെ ബാബേൽ ഗോപുരങ്ങൾ പടുത്തുയര്ത്താൻ തക്ക കരുത്താര്ജ്ജിക്കും മുൻപ് തന്നെ മാനവരാശിയുടെ ആലയിൽ കലയുടെ പണിയായുധങ്ങൾ കിടന്നു തിളച്ചു മറിയുന്നുണ്ടായിരുന്നു.
പകലന്തിയോളം പണിയെടുത്ത് തളര്ന്നു, കൂരയുടെ തണലിലേയ്ക്കണയുന്ന ക്രിഷീവലന്മാരുടെ നാടൻ പാട്ടുകളും, നാടൻ കഥകളും, ചുവടുകളും എല്ലാം കലയുടെ അടിസ്ഥാനപരമായ ആസ്വാദ്യതയെ നമുക്ക് മുന്നിലേയ്ക്ക് തുറന്നു കാട്ടുന്നവയാണ്.

കവിതയുടെ പണിശാലയിൽ കരവിരുതിന് പണ്ടും സ്ഥാനമുണ്ടായിരുന്നു. പ്രാസവാദവും, വൃത്താലങ്കാരാദികളുടെ നിഷ്ക്കർഷയും സൃഷ്ടിച്ചത്  എണ്ണമറ്റ തലച്ചോർ-കവികളെ ആയിരുന്നു. ആസ്വാദ്യതയ്ക്കപ്പുറം, ആത്മാർഥതയുടെ മറ്റൊരു തലം  കവിതയ്ക്കുണ്ട്‌. യഥാർത്ഥത്തിൽ ആത്മാർഥതയുള്ള കലാ സൃഷ്ടികളേ ആസ്വാദ്യകരമാകൂ. ഇവിടെയാണ്‌ വിമർശനാതീതരെന്നു സമൂഹം കരുതുന്ന ചില കവീന്ദ്രന്മാരുടെ രചനാരീതി സംശയകരമാകുന്നത്.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Why Kejriwal Should Beat Lord Kamdev With a Broomstick

Why Kejriwal Should Beat Lord Kamdev With a Broomstick

"If it wasn't for him, we shouldn't be enjoying all these facilities. 2G auction gave the telecommunication sector a hard push towards development...."

Don't be alarmed, it's just a promotional title I created to grab your attention and increase my page view. However, there is an eminent and distinct connection between Kamadeva and a groundbreaking corruption case occurred couple of years ago...
Let me give you a brief outline of what people think about 2G scam. “2G spectrum license is an important license. Telephone companies need this license to provide services all over India or something like that. Mr. A. Raja, the then tele-com minister made crores and crores of rupees by selling this spectrum license to really bad people. He invested all this money somewhere in Switzerland. Government lost a lot of money from this deal. It has something to do with Kanimozhi, second coming of Jesus Christ, CIA, and the Ambani family”
Grab on tight, because I am about to shake some wrong believes out of you.

2G scam never looted money from government's pocket, at least in a direct sense. Government never lost a single paisa from its account. Then why are you hearing people bitching about all those uncountable currency notes? The answer is simple. Government account might have been credited with a huge amount of money, if there wasn't some corruption involved. 2G denotes a special range of frequency, required to carryout tele-communication services. Comptroller and auditor general of India (the designation 'comptroller' is ornamental. He is just an auditor general. I will tell you that story in another occasion.) estimated the exact amount of money, which should have been in our pocket, if everything was perfect. I don't know how, but the CAG did calculated the exact amount – 176645 crore. Kapil Sibal's zero loss theory infuriated many people, but its a fact.
I am not trying to reduce this scam as a mere case of recklessness from authorities. Supreme court countered Sibal's argument, by saying that there was some loss. Mr. A Raja was sent to jail on 9th may, and released on bail 5 days later. Many bureaucrats and politicians were accused and some of them are now spending their leisure time counting the bars.
Now, let me come to the point. I don't think anyone can easily forget those good old days, when you could talk to your loved ones all through night. The sky was overflowing with saccharine dripping SMSs. Every lover in the country was happy during those glorious days after the spectrum auction. Isn't it obvious that the telecommunication companies used their capital gain to gave people free talk times and messages.
These new generation Robin Hood companies began to wet their underwear soon after the discovery of 2G corruption. I don't personally blame Mr. Raja or Kanimozhi for their illegal acts, because I thing there was some other forces involved. Some people might find this as absolute nonsense, but it defenitley seems like the work of Indian Cupid. He somehow managed to broke the security of Raja and shoot an arrow to his heart. He did it for the sake of humanity, for tender heart beats, for love. If it wasn't for him, we shouldn't be enjoying all these facilities. 2G auction gave the telecommunication sector a hard push towards development.

"We, the shameless beings will continue searching for him as a criminal. We will hunt him, because he can take it. Because he is not our hero. He is a silent guardian... a watchful protector... A Dark Night..."

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

An Evening With Shiv Shankar Menon

An Evening With Shiv Shankar Menon

Shiv Shankar Menon, the security advisor of India landed securely on the podium adorned by planning board of Kerala in Mascot hotel Trivandrum yesterday. Though there were many intriguing things  about that evening, plum cake and salad require special applauds. Planning board proved their potential beyond any doubt, by planning such a wonderful evening coupled with a cup of cold coffee (ordinary coffee, filled in cup 20 minutes before serving).
There were many Hi-Fi government officers, chief secretary Bharat Bhooshan, DGP, and Divya Iyer IRS with a new hair style. Mr. Menon started his speech on time. It was interesting, compassionate, comforting, humanitarian – in a political sense, but less informative. He completed his speech with a sense of satisfaction (or relief?), but when former foreign ambassador Sreenivasan pointed out some issues which he missed, suddenly the eve became bright.
A security advisor has his limits. He cannot touch sensitive areas of foreign and domestic affairs, without thinking thrice. The audience could not care less about this fact, so they asked, asked, and asked about Crimea, Malaysian Flight, Chinese dam in Brahmaputra, submarines constantly going under water, and SreeLanka. Indeed he gave answers in a politically correct language, but it felt like the speech of a politician. He attacked the mindset of people, who want to enlarge and create a mass hysteria out of every minor issue.
His opinion about water security might not be agreeable to all, but some people found it fascinating (including me). He said that, 2/3rd of Earth is covered by water, so we don't have to worry about water scarcity. We can always make the sea water drinkable, with the effective utilization of energy. So, the fundamental issue at hand is about clean and green energy.
Divya Iyer, as usual, asked a great question about the democratization of national security. The concept was well received and appreciated by Mr.Menon. However, some people (alright! Alright!, not some people, just ME) doubt the practicality of that idea. Democratization of internal security is indeed a great concept, but we have many things to consider before implementing it.
So Mr. menon in a nutshell will look like - "India is in good relationship with Sree lanka, Japan, Bangladesh, China, and Asia pacific neighbors. Not only we are in good terms, but also our relationship status is at its peak, like never before."
With all due respect sir, I am bound to agree with your opinion. And ofcourse, it is good to have a handful of friends with benefits.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Assholes of Indian History - Intro

There will always be a Ravan for Rama, a Kamsa for Krishna, and an Amjad  for Amitabh. History is so filled with assholes and douche-bags. Some of them wanted to conquer the world, some of them wanted to watch the world burn,
and some assholes are just in the list for no particular reason. From the planes of harappa, to the general elections of 2014, Indian history is immersed in bucket-load of douchebaggerry...

Assholes of Indian History

How a penis managed to change the course of Indian history - (Part - One)

Humans are mere witnesses of divine interventions. Hi-story is filled with such bizarre incidents and shitty developments. Now, let me tell you the story of a foreskin, which managed to change the history of India, once and for all.
It all started with a diplomatically ridiculous move by Dahir, the king of Sindh. No one can actually pin the consequence on Dahir, because it is quite natural to have an intolerant curiosity about the peculiarities of the neighbors, even in this modern world. One day, when Dahir was swimming in Indus, he saw one handsome man on the other side, bathing without even a single strand of cloth. He was fair and tall, with broad chest and thick beard. As many of the history students have guessed by now, it was Mr. Hijjaj, the viceroy of Baghdad.
King Dahir looked at this man's manhood again and again with amusement. It wasn't the size, but the absence of foreskin that made Dahir's balls bulge out (eyeballs).... The king was pretty surprised and wanted to know more about this strange character of neighborhood penis. King Dahir summoned all the nobles to his court and asked them to peel out this penis issues. Though there were some arguments about the hands of evil spirits on the penis, an elder member told him about the ceremony of circumcision.
The story of skinless penis made him curious about the internal affairs of the people on the other bank of Indus. In an intention to know more about this, he captured a ship, filled with Muslim soldiers and citizen. There were many children, women, and wounded soldiers returning from holy Jihad war. Some dorky historians also say about the precious gifts on board, which was sent to Caliph by other kings. I personally don't think Dahir had any intent to touch the valuable gifts wrapped for Caliph, other than unwrapping the foreskin issue.
However, the capture of innocent civilians made Caliphate angry. Blood began to heat up, and the manliness of Hijjaj started to throb up.. (to be continued)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

State Administration - Part 2

Part Two – Side effects of being a Governor

For the smooth running of a state (well ,not necessarily smooth), we need a constitutional head, a legislative head, a legislative assembly, and state judiciary. As we know, Governor is the constitutional head of a state, an agent of President. However, a supreme court ruling in 1979 states that, the office of Governor is neither subordinate, nor under the employment of central government. Office of the Governor is a separate, independent constitutional body.
Being a Governor is awesome, but when it comes to job security, you might wanna change your opinion a bit. So many cases can be singled out from India's political history, which depict the agonizing stories of Governors.  No one ever going to shed a single drop of tear for those Governors, who were abandoned by the ruthless political agenda. Nor does any political Snoop Dogs going to rap for them...
All kidding aside, there are some peculiar cases of mass removal. 1989, is such an year, the Governor community wants to forget. It was also an year of interesting political phenomenons in Indian history. In the general election of 89, ruling party (Congress) had to fight with Bofors and LTTE, along with their usual rivals. The result was obvious - Congress failed to secure successful majority in Lok Sabha. National Front government came in force. Their new prime minister VP Singh requested a neatly written resignation letter from Governors, from ALL governors, that too in good handwriting. VP Singh, being a kind hearted PM, allowed some of them to continue. Reason was simple. The National Front Government wanted to do away with Congress-appointed Governors from power, and establish a strong chain of command. As we discussed earlier, stability is the one thing we need most in a democratic system.
Next thing we know is the collapse of National Front and Bam! Congress is back in the throne. It was in 1991, one of the most controversial and eventful year in Indian political history. Narasimha Rao became prime minister of India, after a move believed to be THE most cunning move ever made by a politician (I will tell you the story in another occasion). Congress Government then requested resignation letter from a number of Governors, appointed by the National Front. According to Mr. Brij Kishore Sharma, that number was 14 (Its the name of the guy who wrote this wonderful book on Indian constitution – how the hell I ever going to know about these boring things).
In India, we believe that, when adharma begins to came out of the scrotum of politics, there will always be someone with a cork to close it tight. In this case, it was Mr. Singhal, who came as a guardian angel for depressed Governor community.
Since childhood, Mr. Singhal was very fond of Governors. His mother used to tel him stories of great Governors, who worked faithfully as constitutional head, especially when he refused to take his rotti and dal. When he became a man, he couldn't resist his urge to file a petition in court, about this unnecessary removal of Governors.
Its all started with the decision of First UPA government to request resignation letters from a number of Governors appointed by the previous BJP Government. Mr. Singhal filed a case against this unnecessary removal, which has been referred to constitution bench in 2005.
Supreme court verdict was in favor of Governors. Court instructed that, there MUST be a valid reason for the removal of a Governor. A Governor should not be removed from his office before completing his 5 year tenure, without a strong valid reason...
And, all the Governors in India ruled happily ever after: Except Mr. ND. Tiwari – he is the only one who got removed from his post after this important Supreme Court ruling (Google about this incident if you want your head to explode with more irksome facts). Thanks to Mr. Singhal, now, no governor needs to carry emergency resignation letters in his pocket.
I think at the end of part one, I said part two will be about the job-features of Governors. I mean.., who gives a damn. Right!?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

State Administration - Governor of India

United states of America conducts all-encompassing election preparations to fill the voids of state governors. Have you ever wondered why we don't have an election for the post of governor? The answer is simple. Governor is just a mere guardian of the state. He is the constitutional head of state government. In a poetic sense, he is the guardian angel of people. He is the side kick of president. Just like the comic book side kicks, he doesn't get many appreciation from the crowd. A state cannot function without a governor. Constitution says, there must be a governor as the head of state. The reason why we don't conduct election for the governor post is, constitution makers didn't want the following things to happen.
  1. Election is always a clash between different groups of people. If we elect a governor through public elections, there is a swollen possibility of him being biased. A state cannot function properly, if the chief minister and governor represent two different view points on most things. It will be like the fight of Jack sparrow and Barbosa on the bed of that dead-old king.
  2. Elected governors might not have the same kinship with the president like that of nominated governors. Remember, A governor is someone the president can count on. He is like an integral part of the central governance. The power of central administration will loose its knots over the state legislations.
  3. And this ofcourse- Election is too damn expensive.
May be this is why, when the first Union ministry of National Front came in force (1989), VP Sing requested the resignation of all governors. After two years, congress party won the election and Narasimha Rao changed 14 Governors, who were appointed by the previous government. However, this is not considered as unconstitutional. Obviously there is nothing unconstitutional about it. A well organized, well equipped, well maintained governing system in the root is essential for the stability of a powerful central government.

So, what exactly is the job of a governor? We will discuss it in the next class :)