Politics, Society

Vangapandu’s Remix of revolutionary song

vangapandu

Iam not a communist, but I have a  respect towards communists and socialist school of writers due to my respect towards great Karl Marx . What Vangapandu wrote and praised the late YSR with his famous “Em Pillado” song is a perfect instance of deep rooted hypocrisy. I wondered with his blackmailing attitude with Allu Aravind during  em “pillado song” controversy which is said to have incorporated in blockbuster hit “Magadheera” without prior notice to Vangapandu. He used to question the validity of democracy and political leaders claiming political power at the cost of inequalities at soceity. Worst thing is he even praised YS Jagan claiming he is the perfect scion of YSR political kingdom. He lost his credibilty as a true socialist artist.Vangapandu turned as a shame to  revolutionary writers and artists associations which have  commendable history across Andhra Pradesh social and political movements from decades. Vangapandu will remain among bourgeois club for his deliberate appeasement of YSR family.

History, Philosophy, Reviews

Why iam an atheist – Bhagat Singh

 

Bhagat singh, the name itself a symbol of revolution and patriotism. While reading research papers and history books,  I was moved by his stand and ideology on various issues at his very age of 24 years. I had a feeling that Bhagath singh was a extremist approached violent path from young blood, later I  confessed that he was also a great philosopher. India Today published in a survey that Bhagat sing is the greatest indian with the 27% of indians approval, Netaji managed to get 2nd slot with 17%. Bhagath singh was initially gandhian and inspired by gandhi non co-operation movement. Gandhiji’s recall of non co-operation movement and Lala Lajpath Rai death which resulted from brutal lati charge made a greater impact on Bhagath Singh. He had adopted a violent path for the liberation of India.

“Why iam an atheist” is an essay written by Bhagath singh who got vexed with belief in god during his imprisonment days prior to his death. Surprising fact is  Bhagath Singh was active participant of  Swami Dayananda Saraswathi Arya Samaj during his teenage. Later, Bhagat singh drawn inspiration from Marxist and Anarchistic school of philosophers Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky and Mikhail Bakunin. In this essay, Bhagat condemned the presence of god claiming he has witnessing  poverty and human suffering of millions of people as just like a king nero who fiddled when Rome was being burnt . Though iam not an atheist, I was convinced by the anger and displeasure of Bhagat singh who dream a free and poverty less India. Interesting aspect is both the SFI and ABVP, student wings of communistic and hindutva idealogies, have been trying to identify and locate their ideology with the legacy of Bhagath Singh. I always feel, people remember Bhagat Singh  but not his revolutionary  ideology,  sacrifice,humanism and  great patriotism.

Economy, Management, Reviews, Society

The Polyester Prince: The Rise of Dhirubhai Ambani

The Polyester Prince: The Rise of Dhirubhai Ambani by Hamish McDonald

Dheerubhai Ambani, the most popular name of modern Indian business, is still in the minds of Indians despite his physical demise. Hamish MC Donald has made a critical interpretation of Ambani’s transition of normal man into a Business Tycoon who allegedly influenced mainstream politicians for the commercial benefits of his business unethically. This book was written in 1998 and has been banned in India due to the heavy pressure from Ambanis.You can find this books at bombay streets for nominal cost which are smuggled. Maniratnam has been inspired by this book for making of “GURU” with Abishek Abhachan . Mani Ratnam also depicted numerous scenes from the source of this  book. This book also highlighted the rivalry between Dheerubhai Ambani and Nusli Wadia(grandson of Mahamad Ali Khan Jinna) who were allegedly tried to assassinate each other. Their rivalry remained as a black spot of Indian corporate history. In the film Guru, Mithun Chakravarthy played Ramanth goenka role while Madhavan played Journalist Guru Murthi role. Interesting aspect is Guru Murthy was hugely suffered by Ambani on the various charges and even jailed unlike the ‘GURU” movie description where Abishak Bachan didn’t touch Madhavan. Mani Ratnam must have been pampered by Ambanis. Though this book is mandatory for the people who aspiring a career in corporate sector and entrepreneurship,but  special kind of fiction has been added by author  to  sensationalize the book and his name. Readers should be very cautious while reading the book and to make conclusions on Dheerubhai’s character.

History, Philosophy

Allopanishad

Allopanishad is a pseudo upanishad which purportedly injected among valid upanishads. Sri Aurobindo, Dayananda Saraswati and Swami Vivekananda ruled out the validity of Allopanishad (ALLA+UPANISHAD) by citing ‘Mukthikopanishad’ which endorses the list of 108 valid upanishds.

They have claimed that this must have been written during Akbar regime when he started Din Illa-hi religion(mixture of Hinduism and Islam) which couldn’t attract people.

Akbar grand son Dara Shikoh was an avid reader of Upanishads and Vedanta who concluded and supported the similarities between Islam’s oneness of god and Vedanta’s Brahma description. He has translated 50 Upanishads in Persian with the help of acclaimed  poet Jaganath Pandit.

 

The Upanishads are many, and said to be one hundred and eight, but some declare them to be still larger in number. Some of them are evidently of a much later date, as for instance, the Allopanishad in which Allah is praised and Mohammed is called the Rajasulla. I have been told that this was written during the reign of Akbar to bring the Hindus and Mohammedans together, and sometimes they got hold of some word, as Allah, or Illa in the Samhitâs, and made an Upanishad on it.

So in this Allopanishad, Mohammed is the Rajasulla, whatever that may mean. There are other sectarian Upanishads of the same species, which you find to be entirely modern, and it has been so easy to write them, seeing that this language of the Samhitâ portion of the Vedas is so archaic that there is no grammar to it

– Swami Vivekananda in ‘Lectures from Colombo to Almora’

~ If you have not read the Atharva Veda, come to us and look through its pages from beginning to end, or you may go to any person who knows that book and read with him all the verses given in its twenty chapters. You will never find the name of your Prophet in it.

And as regards Allopanishad it is not given in the Atharva Veda or in its ancient commentary, called the Gopath Braahama or in any of its Shaakhaas (branches). We surmise that some one wrote it in the reign of the Emperor Akbar. Its author appears to have been a man who knew a little of Sanskrit and Arabic, because in its text both Sanskrit and Arabic words occur. For example, the Arabic words Asmallam Ille and the Sanskrit words Mitra and Varuna occur in the above passage and the same is seen throughout the whole book.

– Swami Dayananda in ‘Satyartha Prakash

 

Some of the Upanishads are, no doubt, quite modern, for mention is made even of an Allahupanishad.

Max Muller in ‘Upanishads’ Page lxvii

 

Pandit Satyabrata Samasrami mentions even an Allopanishad, or the Upanishad of Allah, the shameless production of some sycophant of the Mussalman rulers of India.

–  Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, poet of Vandematram in ‘Bankim Racanavali’ lll:l68


In the days of Akbar an Upanishad was again composed with the object of converting Hindus into Musulmans — and it was called Allopanishad. How strange !.

Devendra Nath Tagore (father of Rabindra Nath Tagore and Brahma Samaj pioneer) in  The autobiography of Maharshi Devendranath Tagore

On the occasion of Akbar Badshah’s coronation, these Yogis recited Allopanishad in vedic metres and blessed him. His favourite Queen Devi Choudharani recited these mantras while doing Tulsi Puja, praying for his long life.

Indian literature: Volume 41 , page 175, Sahitya Academy

 

Allopanishad Alläsüktam  probably the work of a Hindu converted to Islam.

Albrecht Weber, famous German Indologist, in  ‘Indische Streifen, eine Sammlung von bisher in Zeitschriften ( Indian Strip, a collection of far smaller papers in journals)’

 

Some upanishads are written by self-seeking Brahminism as demanded by expediency and when emperor Akbar was toying with the idea of a new religion Dil-Il- Adi, the Brahmins had written for him, a new upanishad called Allopanishad.

S. N. Sadasivan in ‘A social history of India’  –Page 178

 

Even the contention that a certain Allopanishad, pointing to a Vedic reference of Allah and the prophet Mohammed, is authoritative is shown to be a falsification.

The Quarterly review of historical studies:

Page no 27, Volume 28 , 1988, Calcutta, India.

 

Allopanishad Islamic Works Allopanishad, also known as Alia Upanisad, is a celebrated work of Sanskrit literature. It was written by a Hindu courtier (16th Century) of Emperor Akbar, which was an apocryphal chapter of the Atharvaveda.

N.Singh in ‘Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Pali Literature’

Volume 1 Page 40

Texts called “Upanishads” continued to appear up to the end of the British rule in 1947. The Akbar Upanishad and Allah Upanishad are examples having been written in the 17th century, at the instance of Darah Shikoh, in praise of Islam

    – Harry Oldmeadow   in  ‘Light from the East: Eastern Wisdom                           for  the Modern West’ – Page 37

Some count up to 200 Upanishads, others up to 100. Barth says that the number of the Upanishads may go up to 250, including the Allah Upanishad that was composed at the time of Akbar

      – Anthony Elenjimittam in ‘The Upanishads: Isa, Katha,

Mundaka, Mandukya’  Page 10

Over the centuries, new upanishads have been composed.Thus, for example, in the 17th century the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan’s Son wanted an Upanishad to be written dedicated to Allah, the Islamic nomenclature for God. This gave rise to the Allopanishad.

–     Raman Varadara in

Glimpses of Indian Heritage – Page 70

Reviews

Ram’s Ganesh released with lukewarm response

Young tarang actor Ram’s and Magadheera fame kajal’s  ” Ganesh” movie released world wide on thursday with lukewarm resposnse. It is learnt that movie couldn’t manage to record houseful at first show across twin cities. People who watched the movie reported that movie is another average flick with the conventional family and love drama. Ram action, child artists performance, kajal beauty are said to be assets of Ganesh. Lets hope movie talk will pickup as no movie except “Magadheera” recieved hit talk at box office.