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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Voting in India

An analysis of typical Indian Elections

Only half of the eligible voters voted in the past elections. Then also, the largest majority party got less than 30% of the total votes. It means that less than 12 crore votes out of 80 crores eligible voters. They have made a coalition government. This means that there is no single party which has the capability of making the voters satisfies with their ideologies. 80-85% of the political parties have communal ideologies. If the parties have different ideologies then why they have coalition. These political parties support secularity just because to generate more votes. In the most diverse country (nothing to be proud of ) secularity and democracy added fuel to the fire in disuniting we Indians.

Who votes in India?
The voters are-
From the poor section of the society
Belongs to a poltical party
Have its relative or friend in a political party
One's who are getting bored on the holiday
Casting his vote for the first time (just to seek adventure)
An old person
Fundamentalist / Communal

Basis of vote
The population who votes in elections, votes on the basis of castes, religion, ethnicity and many other factors.

What about the rest half?
Why do the rest half of the population neglect voting. Can the negligence of vote by these people could be understood as the sign of "no confidence" for the democracy. OR If this is not the case, then why do these leaders are unable to generate confidence among these people for themselves.

         This typical system is going like this for the past many years because India is proud of its unsuccessful records .India is proud of itself being the largest Democracy.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Secularism or Atheism

Disputes among religions are a major cause of terrorism, riots, conflicts and wars. Secularity can give only diversity, disunity etc. There is nothing like God. God is just a fictional character used by a certain group of people to promote their laws, ideologies, prejudices, in the society for their self benefits. The simple fact is that if God created us then who created God. Religions divide people and secularity divide religious population. Do we humans need a religion to guide us what we should do. Is our conscience dead? Who are religions to disunite us, who are religions to hamper our fraternity? Who is there God judge us. Religions just make a person emotionally weak as it is often complained by followers that their religious feelings are harmed when an Atheist says something true. Crime still happens despite the existence of religions. What is the use of religion if it doesn't have an impact on its followers? Or else your so called God lacks the potential to stop them.
    On the other hand Atheism is a belief that God doesn't exist. We (Atheists) are not egoists but are better than the religious population because we believe in ourselves and reality. We don't need religions to guide us because we have our conscience which will help us to decide what is right. Was anybody born with their religion? Then what is the need of religion in our lives.
   Many religions say that Atheists will come to a brutal end. I wonder why I and many other Atheists are still in a better condition and why many of the religious people are struggling for one time bread. Many religions say that everything happens according to God but why don't they criticize their God when a bad event happens. Are we humans are God's slaves that whatever he wishes we will do? Both theists and Atheists could achieve anything if it is possible for them, then why to follow religions which only have a negative impact on you? Why not Atheism who doesn't wants anything in return?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Indian Democratic Elections

A review of Indian elections
Elections are the most common topic in India. Elections take place every five years. Is election the suitable way to find out who is appropriate for all of us? For example-If we are imposed to ‘elect’ from two options one teaspoon full of arsenic and other teaspoon full of cyanide, which one will you choose. The simple topic I want to focus today is that our elections have been imposed on us, we are bound to select what we have been granted, No matter whether they are eligible for us or not. Whether we know it or not whether we are convinced or not we are obliged to be a part of elections. They could make majority even with 51%, what about the 49% of population. Aren’t they a part of population. Is everyone casting a vote is eligible to judge a candidate. Our Judiciary takes a decade to solve a case with many evidences, proceedings, witnesses, investigation , does attaining the age of 18 makes a person eligible to judge a person whether he is right or wrong. Is it unfair to conduct the toughest examination for the selection of an IAS and no qualification for the person in an election but just being 25 years of age. Can a person without the knowledge can make law which is beneficial even for that 51%. Democracy gives a solution that if you are unhappy with the performance of the representative you have the right to change him after 5 years. What is the guarantee that next time you will get a perfect representative of your choice? And one of the biggest problems of Democracy is -Setting up a qualification for both voters and candidates is against the spirits of Democracy. So just think and ask your conscience that, ‘Can we rely on Democracy and our Honorable representatives for a developed India?’Aren’t we in an urgent need of a new constitution which does not elects but selects the government with a fixed criteria.
-          Ayush.