Thursday, April 3, 2014

Open Letter to Mr Modi



Dear Mr Narendra Modi,

At the outset I ask your pardon for addressing you as Mister rather that something like “Worshipful” because in case you become the Prime Minister of India that’s what you would demand from the citizens.  You like to be worshipped.  You’ve already got (or bought) many of your chelas to sing hymns and display posters projecting you as a god.  However, even if you become the PM I won’t address you as “Worshipful”, let alone imagine you as a god.  I’d rather die.

That’s not the issue which prompted me write this letter, however.  It is the report in the front page of today’s Hindu titled Modi fears a ‘pink revolution’.

You fear for the lives of cows in the country.  I have no problem about anyone choosing to worship anything.  Once I attended a meditation course in which the participants were told that we could meditate even on a potato.  Keep a potato in front of you and concentrate on it.  Focus.  Slowly the potato will assume larger-than-potato dimensions.  It will metamorphose into a spiritual shape.  It will enter the depths of your consciousness.  It will eventually become a god, if that’s what you want.  Anything can become a god.

If I choose to make potato a god, should I go around banning the cooking of potatoes?   Is it necessary that all the people in the world or even my country should worship what I conjure up as sacred?

Worse, you made the statement in a place where it can divide the Yadavs against the Muslims.  This divisiveness that you have been preaching all your active life is what rankles my blood.  Why do you want to divide the people of the country into castes and creeds and whatever else?  Why don’t you encourage them to rise above such divisions and live as human beings?  We, you and I as well as the 7-odd billion other people in the world, belong to the same species called human beings.  Will you ever understand that?  The United (alas!) States of America may extend an invitation to you now that you are poised to become the PM of the largest democracy (ha!) in the world because they know they can use you easily for their corporate vested interests.  I hope you have studied enough history to know that the white man entered the different continents armed with various viruses in their bodies and minds and then conquered.  Have you heard of the smallpox that killed the Red Indians in America when the white men entered that continent?  Have you heard of rinderpest that killed of the cattle (livelihood) of the Africans when the white men entered that continent with their infected cows?  

Masks, is that what we should all wear?
Cows, I mentioned by chance.  And yet that is the core issue here.  You are fighting for cattle when you had no qualms about people being killed brutally under your very nose in your own state 12 years ago.  Are the cattle more sacred than human beings, Mr Modi?  Well, if you ask me, everything is sacred.  All that is, is holy, I would say.  Can you rise to that level of consciousness?

I don’t expect that much.  But can you at least stop dividing people in the name of caste and creed?

Let me give you some suggestions.  Stop perpetrating hatred.  Start your development.  You are acclaimed to be the best living genius of development in India now.  Give us development.  Give it to all of us.  Deliver your mesmerising speeches about how you can make a better India, an India in which every citizen, irrespective of caste or creed, language or culture, race or tribe, can live in harmony and joy.  Have you ever thought of such an India, Mr Modi?  Don’t you think that that kind of an India would be a wonderful a country?  A country with a very interesting variety!  Infinite variety!  Why do you want an India where every one of the 1.237 billion people would wear a Modi mask?  How boring, utterly boring, a place would that be?



Let me conclude this letter hoping that you would give it at least a little thought.  You know you may become a better leader though I wouldn’t demand any gratitude. 


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23 comments:

  1. Commendable.. u wrote the truth .. what actually Mr Modi is doing . all is just publicity stunt for him .. for geeting more fame and name .like he uses word "MODI SARKAAR' instead of "BHAJPA SARKAAR", he is just promoting himself and trying to create dividing lines in terms of caste and creed and nothing else and wanted to be worshipped as GOD .. but who is real fool .. ITS THE PUBLIC who dont even understand MR MODI'S policy and they see development in caste and creed .. Indians just act as the Corrupt leaders wants them to act, further we chhose leaders not for us , we choose them so that they can rule us and and we follow them blindly.

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    1. Thank you, Varsha, for speaking out what you genuinely feel.
      Please go through the following report to see the real game plans of Mr Modi. He's planning to bring all Hindus of Bangladesh to India so that all the Muslims can be driven out:
      http://www.firstpost.com/politics/india-will-have-to-accommodate-hindus-from-bangladesh-modi-1403963.html

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  2. Very well written, sir. As you rightly mentioned on FB, hope people of India should understand that "Modi is just a mask".

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    1. Unfortunately people take too long to understand the real motives of people like Modi. By then it becomes too late.

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  3. I watched his speeches , very powerful. Always putting down someone or the other, different topics for criticism. Not even once I found any concrete proposal, except development, what development and how- not answered. Disappointing. Expecting such leader to rise above all ?

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    1. First of all, extremely glad to see you here, Pattu, after a long while.

      If only Modi could put all that power to good effect! What makes the difference is just an individual. A leader like Modi can create or destroy: he has the power for either. He has the talent. Tragically his view of politics highly flawed.

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  4. This is exactly what i feel and if i were to vote, Modi wouldn't even be the last person on earth to get my support..... Someone who does not advocate an egalitarian society certainly doesn't deserve to be a PM

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    1. With his support extended to a particular section of the country, he is becoming a leader of a section not of the country. Thank you, Ritesh, for endorsing this so strongly.

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  5. SIR, i have been following ur posts for a while now, but u only critise MODI. r d other leaders holy?

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    1. The others are a threat to the nation's money. Modi is a threat to the nation's very existence.

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  6. BRAVO!!!

    Is Modi larger than BJP? Their slogan makes it so. Hence Modi sarkar would mean an Individual ruling (smacks of dictatorship). I run scared.

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    1. Modi has nothing to do with BJP. He is all in all.

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  7. Dear Mister, i hope u have no quams when i address u as Mister instead of Sir. Jusy like they way other people have referred u..

    Now could pls let everyone know what would be your plan of action when NaMo becomes PM??
    Also since its very evident that you are a
    pro congress and you will go to rock bottom to criticise NaMo.
    You have problem with Potatoes but i dont see u complaining about Onion prices or any such essential commodities whose prices have shot to ceiling.

    Ur worried that Modi will break the nation but haven't questioned Congress who have sold have the nation's wealth to Italian companies in the name of buyout??

    Beint critic is good.. But don't be biased..

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    1. Dear Alien Sir, I don't answer anonymous people. I am a real person whom you or your Modi can kill at any time. Come on with a real identity and I will answer you provided you ask intelligent questions.

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    2. This answer was fantastic... hats off .... seriously sir.. amazing answer salute you... and the way you addressed the guy.. loved it :p

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  8. A very timely and powerful post. Keep us informed if you are really contacted or get an answer :-)...

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  9. Sir.... seriously... wht a post... modi will sell the nation and few of my frds says that if dis tym modi will not become pm then other party would sell kashmir to pakistan...isnt it funny

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    1. Misconceptions, Manish. Modi is being projected as the saviour of India whereas he will only save a small fraction of the country's vast population.

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  10. Become PM, Modi Will! You will witness this with all discomfort. India needs a chandragupta and chanakya rolled into one....and thats Modi for you. AB KI BAAR MODI SARKAAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Dear whatever ... althought this is not my post still i would love to tell you that modi would prove to be a dictator... modi ki sarkar nahi iss baar modi ka saasan hoga

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