Book Review: Ministry of utmost happiness – Arundhaty Roy

"Since the Kal Yuga is taking its lessons from Sat Yuga to interpreted everything in binary, this book must be read to know how the centre of these binaries can be reached"
"Miss Udaya Jabeen, daughter of six fathers and five mothers is the only physical instrument of hope, the only fruitage churned out of the ministry of happiness (…utmost happiness). She is the reminiscence of brutality, sowed while her mother was being raped by her six fathers. Her name, her life, her learning and her views towards the Duniya will be shaped by five women loved her as mothers. Two of those mothers were died, two of those mothers never wanted to live and one of those mothers were neither a woman nor a man. Mothers from Kashmir, Kerala, Delhi, Baster and Indore. Jannat Guest House, an empire away from the Duniya was built over a graveyard near the tomb of Hazarat Sarmad Shah somewhere in Shahjahanabad in a thousand-year-old city called Delhi. A Hazarat who was executed by Aurangzeb because he said la illaha (There is no god).
This book is a product on sale in the supermarket of grief. Like Duniya sells death insurance in the label of “life insurance”, this book sells a basket of tragedies and grief in the name of happiness (utmost happiness).
Out of many characters, I loved Anjum the most. Ideally as a die-hard fan of Arundhaty Roy, I must have liked Tilottama but this is how intuition defies logic in real life. Anjum helped me learn that even transgenders must be hated, loved, liked or disliked based upon the same parameters applied to hate, love, like or dislike other two dominating genders. In this story, a fiction, Anjum portrayed as a natural character, her gender did not alienate me from her. This was the first break through in my struggle to love this book.
The second reason that I loved this book most is an invention of art of storytelling. A fiction story in orb of non-fiction. The art to keep claiming the story as fiction by drawing everything of the story from the real life. I loved the description of Gujarat ka Lalla, Long Pause taking Poet Prime Minster, Blue Turban Robot, Baby Voice Gandhian, An Agarwal soul trapped in activist body. It has helped me strengthen my view-point about these demigods busy in clash of titans.
The third reason is the stories of Amrik Singh, Loveleen Singh, DySP Pinky and Kashmiri Pundits. An explanation of how the beloved people of Duniya prisoned in the cages tagged as right-wing are being used in the furnace of greed. How Kashmir has become the barbeque of the world politics. A barbeque where delicious militants are being cooked to serve baked, hot and spicy.
Considering everything that is happening around the world, the hope for happiness is hardest thing to keep. Author has imagined a place where happiness can be found. An imaginary place in the junction of two things. Since the Kal Yuga is taking its lessons from Sat Yuga to interpreted everything in binary. A Duniya where every human alive is either an Indian or a Pakistani, either a Hindu or a Muslim, either a Nationalist or a Traitor, either a good or an evil… Arundhati thought why not explore happiness exactly in the middle of these binaries. Like Narsimha Avatar of Lord Vishnu in Sat Yuga had augmented a perfect half of the binary to kill immortal sake Hirannakashyap. Vishnu’s centre of binary was for the kill, Arundhati’s centre of binary is to seek happiness.  
The author of this book has raised questions. Important questions which will not be answered today, no one heed on them even to attempt any answers. Today, author is all prepared to be cursed, abused and littered by the parakeet’s army.
For today, the troll’s government will keep everyone in gunpoint if they dare even imagining these questions… But what is satisfying is that that time is coming soon when these questions will be raised by the people in unison.
Most of all, this book I liked most because it has answered a very mysterious question. A mind-boggling question that I had since I was able to recognise this world. This book helped me know “Where does all old birds go to die?” If vultures are all dead? Where had they all gone died?

Ram Nath Kovind: Biggest face of the Caste Based Politics

 The Most Patriotic Party of the World has selected Kanpur ka Dalit as Turup ka Ekka (the ace of trump card).

A little history will explain the present. History knows how masterstrokes and surgical strikes helped sneaking the ace of trump-card called Ram Nath Kovind. Very summarized history in a capsule will describe why Ram Nath Kovind is set to become the second most citizen of India. Yes! The second citizen of India also called the president of India.

Second citizen? Penchant is in history again, same history which we will refer to know how loser of Ghatampur and Bhoganipur legislative assembly of Kanpur district has been planted as second in rank of the throne d├ęcor of a Commonwealth Nation i.e. the President of India. Same India which is also the Kohinoor of the crown of Commonwealth British imperia. Yes! the second rank! Because as per the treaty of India Independence Act 1935, Instrument of Accession of India 1945 and Mountbatten Act 1947, the Queen of Britain will remain the first citizen of the Union Republic of India. The Royal anthem of British imperia is the royal anthem of Union of India too. History! Isn’t it new?  

As per the manifestation of the troll’s party, the BJP, the all-round development of Indians need redrafting of history. To redefine this secular-republic-union-of-India into a new United-States-of-India. To hide in their shame, our Khaki Clad bosses want to overlap facts with confusions. For this, they have devised a manual of confusion. A handbook on “how to reduce the value of Indian craftsmen”.

The hard hit of note-ban Gandhi somehow survived to be printed again in the new currency notes, at least for a while, but the introduction of "Gandhi Ka Chasma (Gandhi's spectacle) as the symbol of Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Campaign, Gandhi is reduced to toilet cleaner. Coming generation will only recall Gandhi as someone donated his Chashma to make India the cleanest country of the world.

Dalit are bigger fools than Muslims. In 21st century, what Dalit are facing in India, Muslims are facing in entire world. Both are being equally ridiculed by the regal elites. While Muslim at least know what is happening with them and who are doing it, Dalit still goof around the temple, deities and idols of their arch enemies. This is how RSS's puppet government have succeeded in reducing Ambedkar into a BHIM Application. More than Dalit the RSS knows that Ambedkar was an economist who was master in study of currency and advocated capitalism. In modern day, Ambedkar has been reduced to BHIM App. The coming generation will recall Ambedkar as someone who had invented the BHIM App and Nehru as the inventor of PayTM. Through this version of history, they will never learn things which we have never learnt but they will strongly believe to something what we have never believed.

We perhaps never knew but we will believe that Jinnah had advised Ambedkar that he too must demand a separate nation for Dalit, like Muslims have bargained Pakistan, Ambedkar had refused. In the same fashion when Subhash Chandra Bose had advised Nehru for the weaponized struggle against British Imperia but Nehru had refused. Nehru had said Indians are too weak, poor and defragmented to withstand the most trained British-India army equipped with advanced weapons, tanks and missiles. With the same argument, Ambedkar had replied to Jinnah that Dalit are too weak, poor and defragmented to withstand the Hindu guild called Parakeet Reich. These ideologues will soon be forgotten with these tantrums of trump cards like Ram Nath Kovind.    

The most patriotic political party of the world is deleting the history so that they can rewrite their own version. They are replacing Gandhi by his Ulta Chashma, Nehru by PayTM and Ambedkar by BHIM App so that they can force any loser like Ram Nath Kovind as the new messiah of Dalit. In coming years Kovind will be in text books of schools. The coming generation will read Kovind, Kdonani, Kejriwal and Kawariyas in same breath to define how patriotic is their Hindu Nation. They will never know, like we never knew, that our Royal Anthem is “Long Live the King”. It was our royal anthem before 1947, it will remain our national anthem after 1947.  

So! If BJP claims that announcement of Ram Nath Kovind as the presidential candidate is a step towards renouncing caste based discrimination. I prefer to believe that Britain is returning the Kohinoor as a token of apology. I will prefer to believe that British-India-Army had beheaded less Indians than Pakistani Army. For as of now, the real history is that Britain is bigger enemy of India than Pakistan and we are still being ruled by Britain Monarchy in disguise of the parakeets by an illusion called democracy.

Caste Based Reservation Vs Cost Based Reservation

"Let’s do fancy advertisements in every media sources to 'give-up' reservation, why should we attempt to amend constitution for this pity thing"

"In India, the debate upon reservation is unending. Everyone living in India or living as Indian have their viewpoint about it. No matter if the arguments are in defence of reservation of against it but most of these viewpoints are self-contradictory.
The most acceptable argument, where both extremes of debaters seek consensus is that there should be a reservation in India but not on the basis of caste. Somehow, most of the people are convinced that even the poor of elite caste deserve reservation and the privileged low caste riches must not be allowed to be the beneficiary of reservation.
Well it is hard to debate against the ‘collective conscience of the masses’. Even the supreme court of India considers ‘Collective Conscience of the Masses’ as the last resort of their D’jure Dilemmas. Especially when supreme court is dealing with communal riots, terrorism or heinous crimes like brute murders after rape. If the majority of a population believes that economic status of the household must be the basis of reservation than any argument against it will be cursed or threatened. Am I scared?
Yes, because I am alive I am scared but
I however, have learned to write only because I want to challenge this “Collective Conscience of the masses”. I declare war against it. The very hypothesis that every debate about the caste based reservation gets diverted to poverty based reservation is wrong. The poverty based reservation or economic reservation has a different name in public administration. It is called subsidy. Subsidy is nothing but the poverty based reservation. Whenever we buy key resources to live life… like food, kerosene, LPG, electricity, education etc. anyone if not capable to pay for these resources get this subsidy from the administration to buy. Subsidy have been in practice since quite a long time and will remain in practice for as long as there exists poverty in India. Hence, the very surface of the conclusion of the caste based reservation must be reconstituted as poverty based reservation falls null and void. Reservation for poor already exists and it is called Subsidy.
Now, bolt open the poisonous cave. The debate whether caste based reservation must continue of not. India has not emerged out of caste based atrocities, neither in urban areas nor in rural areas. It is just that handful of low caste families have got acceptance among the handful high caste families. That is, it. Nothing, not even an iota more, has happened than this. So, when subsidy will exist for as long as the poverty will exist, why caste based reservation must not exists as long as the caste based hatred does exist? Anyone believer upon science and statistics must have to agree with me that caste based hatred is prevalent in 21st century India. A very few Dalits have access in the personal or social lives of a very few elites. The ratio must be of 1:100000 if not more. Only to kind of people will find this ratio as exaggeration. One, those who are beneficiary of heinous caste structure of the society based Varna System devised by Manu Hrishi. And second, those who have got heavily benefited by the caste based reservation provided as per the Indian Constitution coded by Dr. B R Ambedkar.
India in 21st century have got two types of Brahmanism. The beneficiaries Hrishi Manu’s constitution and the beneficiaries of the Dr. B R Ambedkar’s constitution. As much as the Manu’s Brahmanism is receding, the Ambedkarite’s Brahmanism is increasing. This is very reason why caste based reservation is losing its significance in the “Collective Conscience of the Masses”.
Well, my dear brother and sisters. As swami Vivekananda, the only Hindu I admire, has infamously said. I wonder still, how beef eating American in Chicago can be the brothers and sisters but not the stone worshiping Dalits can be the brothers and sisters of Hindus. Nonetheless, my dear brothers and sisters, since you all are fond of carving a middle way for every debate. I tender a middle way for this debate on Caste Based Reservation. The solution is “Give Up”! As sermonized by the latest god… Just “Give Up”.  
In an era where “Give Up” has become the coefficient of National Courage for bloody civilians. The last resort for civilians to prove their patriotism, wonder if soldiers get this chance to prove their patriotism by just “Giving Up”. So, if capable can give up their LPG subsidy, why can’t benefitted Dalits can give up their reservation? Why do we need to amend the constitution to fore block every single Dalit from the Caste Based Reservation?
If the people does not have courage to stop subsidies, why people are considering to stop cased based reservation? Why not go the midway as we have always done? Let’s just “Give Up”! Like privileged citizen have gave up the subsidy for LPG, let the few privileged citizens give up the reservation. Let’s do fancy advertisements in every media sources to give up reservation, why should we attempt to amend constitution for this pity thing.   

Social Media Versus Social Science

At the surface level, the algorithmic analogy of Google & Facebook appears very fair but dig deep to know that with both, user loses the freedom of acquiring knowledge without prejudices.
– Jitendra Rajaram

“Arranged Data is called information. Any interpretation of information is called knowledge. This interpretation is subject to individual’s past experience that correlates with this new-found information. Data revolution enables the supremacists with a new kind of power. With data, now they can counterfeit our past experience to conquer our future.
The algorithms of artificial intelligence have pushed us all into a new cage. In the name of safety, we are all brought inside an iron box which may (or may not) keep us alive from attacks, road accidents or terror blasts but inside this iron box we are forced to live with ear piercing noise coming from outside. This noise is called information terrorism. The little box that we all hold in our hand is the tag rope. This tag rope delivers us the illusion of freedom. The social media through which we connect to the world is pushing us to the dark corner of this iron cage even more vehemently.
Since childhood we all have read books with an index page. Made copies with proper table of contents right at beginning pages. Why then these social media sites are not telling us how they index our data? Why Google keeps a certain information on top? Why Facebook shows us few feeds repeatedly while never shows few feeds? Facebooks keeps assembling the information that we may like most. The piece of information in which we will most likely react in the form of comment or likes however Google keeps on sorting a data based on how much google is paid for putting a certain information at the top. There is very basic genetical difference between Facebook and Google. Facebook claims “I know everything including what you want to know hence I deliver without even you ask me to deliver” on the other hand Google claims “I know everything but you have to ask me whatever you want to know”
At the surface level, these both algorithmic analogy appears very fair but dig deep to know that in both cases user loses the freedom of acquiring knowledge without prejudices. This is how our experiences about our past is being tempered. If I hate any person, any sect, any gender, caste, creed or ethnicity then Facebook will keep feeding me with more reasons to brood up this hatred and Google will simply tell me what Google’s rank buyers want me know my hatred. This means by one instrument, I will only brood my hatred and by another, I will remain a customer of hatred. I no case I will have unfiltered, non-tormented and non-distilled information which can help me question my own belief and reasoning. Facebook stimulates my hatred and Google catalogues it.  
In our side, the fact is that we have lost the ability to consume unfiltered information. We have become so much a consumer that we want everything readymade. We don’t want complex things in systematic lifestyle. We have grown up with some processed binary thoughts. With video-games, comic books, online games, TV Soaps, Cinemas and few holy books all we have learnt that them exist a hero and a villain. We all think that we are heroes and everyone against us are all villain. Interestingly, in real life no one in our network actually fits in the definition of heroes or the villain both but our mathematical ability of thinking assumes who is what. With this same analogy of heroes and villain have we all learnt to see this world.
To counter this nexus of information terrorism, we all have to return to the basics. Science is the basic ground of mankind. Social science is a practice of measuring patterns in the society. It is a method of finding the definite answers of very definite questions with least possible assumptions or prejudices. It limits the scope of deviated interpretations so that information could unearth actual conclusions. Unfortunately, this practice has maimed by the vociferous sensationalism.

Systematically designed data illusions are leading us to the new kind of slavery. As for slavery to grow, the thumb rule is to choke knowledge. With data abundance and piling information and with tempered interpretations we are leading to illusions. Is it not evitable that the world is not debating upon water crisis, climate change, poverty, epidemics in unison?