II Admission denied in Emergency Ward! II
Not questioning, but haven’t we have come a long way ………!
Its best not to put words here, however precisely I could do that. In my
experience at college in India and to a degree in the west (with Indians)
too, I had the unadulterated opportunity learn that the deviant, the anti
secular, and fascist mindset resorts to using ones words as a springboard
against you — when you may be pointing to a truth or fact. So saying
something as real as: “haven’t we have come a long way [from what was
“touted” as “India’s fabled tolerance”]!”
Here the issue would be “touted” and “India’s fabled tolerance.”
I have always believed that unless Hindus distance themselves vocally from
such ignominy we can expect very little by way of any remnant of a sliver
of egalitarianism. They carry a lot of weight, but do not use it.
One must try to keep talking (the sense it is) with ones friends; or sadly
continue bemoaning as seen on Goanet, on to the extent of harboring
misgivings about friends have turned crass them. But still babbling about
friendship. Why even say that. Continue to have your complex relationships.
Dudes! something happened while you were passing the meats and liquor. Now
they do not need you.
OF COURSE, it is abhorrent to pin such political behavior on your fellowman
who celebrates a party whose rules on lack of identification will now deny
admission to an emergency ward. I know Hinduism, and it is not this. But,
it is worth remembering that they have scriptures to assist them wisely,
against wrong diktats, and the fashioning of inhumane practises by those
who proclaim to be Hindu.
—Venantius J Pinto
On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 1:12 AM, John Eric Gomes <joe...@dataone.in> wrote:
> EASE OF LIVING A FAR CRY
> The costs of living are shooting up in more ways than one! People are
> taxed mentally, physically and monetarily to help government get its act
> together, instead of the other way around! Besides the snags in finger
> print verification and technical/ software glitches, there is now a 18%
> hike in GST for each Aadhar update. Even for RTI and bank transactions
> there is GST, but not for petrol. I was shocked to see bank charges on bank
> draft cancellation and re issue due no fault of mine, with plus GST each
> time! Are customers in due course to pay for recovering bank's NPAs? The
> government seems to slowly be making everything a business transaction.
> Reportedly hospital admissiont denied in the emergency ward due absence
> of Aadhar card and woman consequently had to deliver in a cycle stand? Also
> reported starvation due non issue of rations etc which are ground
> realities, stubbornly denied by the government which insists no one is
> denied services due absense of card, since that stipulation is claimed to
> be in the Aadhar Act itself!There is a lot of tension and pains imposed on
> the senior citizens and the common man, especially the poor and illiterate.
> The RTO says forms are not available and are to be downloaded from their
> site. Less expense and trouble for government.Their portals could be more
> user friendly if staff could help/ convey feedback. Is this the way
> government claims to help in spreading ease of living? Law and disorder in
> rapes, hate crimes, drugs, polarization etc. Inflation, costs of living sky
> rocketing. These are facts and ground realities. We must not have a
> government that lives in denial with a lot of slogans and dreams with more
> and more government and less effective governance for the common citizen!
> The middle class are badly effected and imagine the plight of the poor who
> will have to rely on government doles!