Friday, August 21, 2009

Jaswant Singh should be expelled from India and sent to Pakistan

Jaswant Singh in his Book "Jinnah - India, Partition, Independence" has praised Jinnah and criticised Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel which is totally unacceptable. Jinnah was the propagator of the two nation theory on communal lines which was the cause of partition and hardships.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel besides contributing immensely towards our freedom struggle were also the architects of modern India.
Jaswant Singh has been expelled from BJP. He should also be expelled from India and sent to stay in Pakistan. Praising Jinnah shows total disrespect to all those people who have laid down their lives in the freedom struggle and is totally anti-national.


Sanjay Nirupam

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Namaste Hillary!


Hillary Clinton, as we all know, has undoubtedly been one of the most vibrant politicians of the United States. We saw her as the First lady, then as a Senator and now as the Secretary of State.

Her recent trip received a lot of media attention and a significant level of interest was shown by Indian citizens too.

Ms. Hillary recently suggested that we support Pakistan in its fight against terrorism. I am forced to think, where does this leave India? I hope and pray that this shouldn’t come between the relations that India and US share.

Pardon me for my arrogance, but at this stage, considering the socio economic environment I think the US needs India more than it needs Pakistan. I mean it is a fact that India is not only a huge market but also has a pool of young skilled manpower – former being an opportunity latter being a resource.

It’s customary to shake hands at the diplomacy tables but that need not define the success of the visit. Ms. Hillary’s diplomacy will be considered successful only if every Indian starts adoring her.

A truly wonderful incident with my daughter underlines the core of my thoughts. We were watching the daily news on TV and she came up to me and asked whether India and U.S. are friends. When I said yes, she got really excited and exclaimed wow! Now she might not understand the intensity or finer points of the two country's relationship with each other but her reaction itself proves how important the bond is.
We have older ties with Hillary than we have with Obama. The world might know Obama; but India knows Hillary Clinton!

I leave you with a statement of Ms. Hillary [picked from an interview on] “We do not, however, intend for this to be a dialogue between ministers or even between governments, but between our nations and our peoples, our scientists and our business leaders...and a whole range of each of our country...At a time when the headlines are filled with challenges, the relationship between India and the US is a good news story...and I believe it is going to get even better,”

Sanjay Nirupam

Thursday, April 16, 2009

It's been a while...

Dear Friends,

It’s been a while since I was last in touch with you. Lately I have been extremely busy with the campaigning in Mumbai North Constituency from where I m contesting as a Congress candidate for the forth coming Lok Sabha Elections.

I hope all’s well and life is being kind to you and your loved ones.

I have a request to make. This Lok Sabha election, please VOTE and VOTE RESPONSIBLY.
54% of India’s population is young and I am sure Young India will make the right choices.

Once the elections are over I will connect with all of you.

Till then take care.


Sanjay Nirupam

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Not Slumdogs…SlumLions!!!

While I will try to restrain myself from sounding like a boast about my country in this blog but this seems to be a hard task considering how proud I feel about my
country and her recent achievements on the world stage.

While it’s a big day today with India winning its Oscar and that too in a grand fashion by winning 8 out of the 10 nominations, I would want to step back a little and recount other events of the recent past.

-India through Bindra wins it’s a first individual Olympic gold medal
-India becomes the seventh country to launch a successful moon mission
-India remains strong and isolated in the global economic downturn

The thing that I observe from above is the strides that India is making is not restricted to a single field and instead the variety from sport to space amazes me.

It’s not a singular India that’s growing but its pluralism in growth is. It’s evident that people of India are making it happen.

There have been set-backs with recent terrorist attacks, Satyam scam, erosion of wealth in sensex downrun which has all about brought a sad and recessionary feeling in the society.

But I think I write today to dispel just these feelings and put down my beliefs that these things are only dark lining to a silver cloud named India and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the whole team of Slumdog Millionaire on their achievement.

The slum dwellers should not be called Slumdogs, they should be called Slum Lions

Sanjay Nirupam
“Indians Take Heart in 'Slumdog Success'”

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Democracy Means Debate, Not Violence

“Rampaging MLAs bring Uttar Pradesh Assembly down”

“46 MLAs in Andhra Pradesh assembly were suspended for a day for disrupting house proceedings.”

We witnessed two such incidents in a line. The MLAs were seen throwing microphones and paper balls, waving black flags and shouting at the Governor in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly. And the Andhra Assembly wasn’t a pretty sight either.
It is indeed disheartening to see this. We the Law Makers should not break the law. I thoroughly condemn the act.
Assemblies are a forum for discussions meant for the betterment of all. It doesn’t matter to which party one belongs, whether it’s the opposition or the ruling party. The house, the Speaker and all the members of the assembly cannot and should not be disrespected in any manner.
The plain simple meaning of democracy is that WE AGREE TO DISAGREE. But that does not allow us to show ‘through extreme means’ that we disagree.
I want your opinion. What should be done to improve or make democracy more meaningful and serious?

Sanjay Nirupam.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Secret of global recession!!!

Too much gambling on return ON money has put them to begging for return OF money.

Dear All,

As you know that we facing a severe phase of global recession, markets are tanking, corporate jars have sleepless nights and the purchasing power of the common people is going down day by day.
What exactly has happened to our economy?
Let’s understand it.

A friend of mine forwarded this mail to me on what is an asset bubble or an inflated market. I thought it would be worth sharing. It will help you understand the reality of recession and functioning of the market economy.

Story Begins…

Once there was a little island country. The total money in circulation was 2 dollar as there were only two pieces of 1 dollar coins circulating around.
1) There were 3 citizens living on this island country. A owned the land. B and C each owned 1 dollar.
2) B decided to purchase the land from A for 1 dollar. So, A and C now each own 1 dollar while B owned a piece of land that is worth 1 dollar.
The net asset of the country = 3 dollar.
3) C thought that since here is only one piece of land in the country and land is non produce able asset, its value must definitely go up. So, he borrowed 1 dollar from A and together with his own 1 dollar, he bought the land from B for 2 dollar.
A has a loan to C of 1 dollar, so his net asset is 1 dollar.
B sold his land to C of 1 dollar, so his net asset is 2 dollar.
C owned the piece of land worth 2 dollar but with his 1 dollar debt to A, his net asset is 1 dollar.
The net asset of the country = 4 dollar.
4) A saw that the land he once owned has risen in value. He regretted selling it. Luckily, he has a 1 dollar loan to C. He then borrowed 2 dollar from B and acquired the land back from C for 3 dollar. The payment is by 2 dollar cash (which he borrowed) and cancellation of the 1 dollar loan to C. as a result, A now owned a piece of land that is worth 3 dollar. But since he owned B 2 dollar, his net asset is 1 dollar.
B loaned 2 dollar to A. So his net asset is 2 dollar.
C now has the 2 coins. His net asset is also 2 dollar.
The net asset of the country = 5 dollar. A bubble is building up.
5) B saw that the value of land kept rising. He also wanted to own the land. So he bought the land from A for 4 dollar. The payment is by borrowing 2 dollar from C and cancellation of his 2 dollar loan to A.
As a result, A has got his debt cleared and he got the 2 coins. His net asset is 2 dollar.
B owned a piece of land that is worth 4 dollar but since he has a debt of 2 dollar with C, his net asset is 2 dollar.
C loaned 2 dollar to B, so his net asset is 2 dollar.
The net asset of the country = 6 dollar. Even though, the country has only one piece of land and 2 Dollar in circulation.
6) Everybody has made money and everybody felt happy and prosperous.
7) One day an evil wind blowed. An evil thought came to C’s mind. “Hey, what if the land price stop going up, how could B repay my loan. There is only 2 dollar in circulation, I think after all the land that B owns is worth at most 1 dollar only.”
A also thought the same.
8) Nobody wanted to buy land anymore. In the end, A owns the 2 dollar coins, his net asset is 2 dollar. B owed C 2 dollar and the land he owned which he thought worth 4 dollar is now 1 dollar. His net asset become – 1 dollar.

C has a loan of 2 dollar to B. But it is a bad debt. Although his net asset is still 2 dollar, his Heart is palpitating.

The net asset of the country = 3 dollar again.

Who has stolen the 3 dollar from the country ?
Of course, before the bubble burst B thought his land worth 4 dollar.
Actually, right before the collapse, the net asset of the country was 6 dollar in paper. His net asset is still 2 dollar, his heart is palpitating.

The net asset of the country = 3 dollar again.

9) B had no choice but to declare bankruptcy. C as to relinquish his 2 dollar bad debt to B but in return he acquired the land which is worth 1 dollar now.

A owns the 2 coins, his net asset is 2 dollar. B is bankrupt, his net asset is 0 dollar. (B lost everything) C got no choice but end up with a land worth only 1 dollar (C lost one dollar) The net asset of the country = 3 dollar.

There is a however a redistribution of wealth.

A is the winner, B is the loser, C is lucky that he is spared.

***End of story***

Now I don’t want to preach anymore….I would love to know your observation of the current global recession.

Sanjay Nirupam

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

War against Terror!!! How?

As it is known that the terrorists came from Pakistan/ were trained in Pakistan/ were financed from Pakistan/ have any connection with Pakistan then an ACTION has to be taken. I personally strongly want the government to, in various ways, take steps to stop the perpetration of terrorism from Pakistan.

We have to take a pledge that the Mumbai terror attack should be the last.

What are the possible options? Is war an only option? If yes then it kills innocent people. And have we given a thought to the fact that both the countries are equipped with Nuclear weapons? Selected strike on the terror camps is another option but if Pakistan doesn’t allow us then?

Is their only a diplomatic way left then? Only pressure should be used? Should the international community take the final call against Pakistan under the leadership of United Nations?

Will cutting or reducing all relationships be it commercial, cultural, sports, etc. stop or reduce terrorism in any way? How wise is banning of Pakistani artists from coming to India?

Are we going to achieve anything by calling back our High Commissions and shutting down Indian missions in Pakistan? Will cutting all diplomatic relationships lead to Pakistan taking any actions?

Post Parliament attack I have noticed that every time there is a heated discussion between the two nations a particular suggestion always pops up i.e. Scrapping the Indus water treaty. Again after Mumbai terror attack this option is very very much available to us to suppress Pakistan. Even a percent cut in the water supply will leave 1.4 million thirsty in Pakistan. But what about the excess water that would be blocked in our land. We don’t have any mechanism to hold this extra stock of water. Still the question remains whether India should demand to scrap or re nogitate Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan by virtue of which Pakistan gets its supply of water from Indian soil.

Would any of these steps make Pakistan put a stop to the terror breeding spots? How do we make Pakistan comprehend that Terroirsm is detrimental to both the nations equally?

I would like to know your opinion as to how to go on a war against terrorism?

Sanjay Nirupam