May I Attain Zenith

     May I Attain Zenith

~ Inspired by Sama Veda, 611

May I be luminous
As the heavens above
Rich as earth in abundance
Mighty as Indra, beyond compare.

May I be wise as Brihaspati
In love and wealth
May I attain zenith
In honour, truth and moral eminence.

Blessed thus
May I serve our fellowmen
With trust, true speech, and conscience.

… excerpt from my next work, VEDA

[212] I Was Never There — Smoke words every day.

Can you just come over here And let me in to your little world And tell me things that I have missed Things that I should have learned Whisper in how you’ve grown And how you’ve moved on to better things Scream inside the sweet nothings Of the things we left behind Its the future […]

Its the future its the past
Lets listen in the present now
Your eyes don’t look the same
Your voice just sounds away
Like a ghost has taken your place
And i ask for you
Just let me be
Let me breathe
Let me live in your little world
Let me in
Let me give
Let me live in your little world

It will hurt
It will bleed
But I can’t function without these…

via [212] I Was Never There — Smoke words every day.

Ghost Trees Wailing At the Wind


A picture couldn’t do justice to

Arctic wind’s ferocity

blowing across the

great lake thirty or forty m.p.h.

white caps rushing toward shore

water, trees, sand and leaves …


Shhsssshing relentlessly,

my hoody inflated into

a reverse parachute

pushing my head and

body backward.

Dots of rain prick

my face…

via Ghost Trees Wailing At the Wind

#AADHAR : UPA Limp, NDA Stride

Great Governance : NDA Govt’s #RealWork
By Arun Jaitley @arunjaitley,
 Finance Minister
The #UPA itself was a divided house on Aadhaar. Its non statutory status triggered a serious legal challenge. While Sh. @NandanNilekani pushed hard, a senior Minister blocked it.
The Prime Minister was indecisive & the enrollment continued, though at a very moderate pace.
The #NDA Govt. re-examined the UPA law & completely changed it. The pith & substance of the new law was to effectively use public resources in subsidising poor.
In the last 28 months over 122 crore Aadhaar numbers are issued & 99% of the adult population of India stands covered.
22.80 crore of PAHAL & Ujjwala beneficiaries are given cooking gas subsidies through DBT in their Aadhaar linked bank accounts .
58.24 crore ration card holders stand linked.
10.33 crore MGNREGA card holders get wage payment through DBT in their bank accounts.
The Govt. estimates that Rs.90,000 crore have been saved by the use of Aadhaar till March, 2018.
Several duplicate, fake, & non-existent beneficiaries have been eliminated. According to the @WorldBank Digital Dividend Report
India can save Rs.77,000 crore /year by using Aadhaar .
In most schemes the direct benefit transfer takes place to the beneficiaries’ 63.52 crore bank accounts that had been linked with the unique identity ‘Aadhaar’ as on December 15, 2018.
The total number of subsidy transactions through Aadhaar are almost about 425 crore.
For more…read here.
(1crore = 10 million)

#Karnataka : Con – JD(S) Regime

Dr Jagadish J Hiremut

Dr Jagadish J Hiremut
In 6 months
HDK + Pappu govt in Karnataka has increased :
Bus fare 18%
Current bill 9.5%
Road tax 13%
Driving license tax bill 16%
House revenue tax 14%
Farm land revenue tax 16%
Registration tax at Sub register office 13.5%
I hope NOTA warriors are happily paying these taxes !!
In addition …
Till recently we had heard of farmers committing suicide due to financial distresd.
Welcome to Karnataka ruled by



We have attained the dubious distinction of a state where full families of farmers are committing suicide… link here.

PM MODI : The Most Electable

Today : 89% of households electrified.

2014 : About 77% … #RealWork

#RahulGandhi, this would be unthinkable during those “accidentally” scam filled #Congress led years since your g-g-father !


INDIA In Numbers

INDIA In Numbers
Rural Households
2011: 55%
2014: 65%
2018: 83%
Urban Households
2011: 92%
2014: 95%
2018: 99%
Nearly 89% of the country’s households have access to Electricity.
(People Research On India’s Consumer Economy)

Stock Market & Economy

I have heard some views, essentially saying that stock market is its own thing and has little or nothing to do with the “real” economy where people are involved : they labour, educate and skill themselves, create, produce, buy, sell, pay and receive.

First, stock market as it is today involves the participation of millions of people who put their money where their sentiments. That could amount to billions of national currency, if not trillions. In effect, it is democratisation of the fruits of economy. At another level, it allows instant expression of appreciation and people’s confidence in businesses, their performance and their decision making which affect their future. And, it is a place where huge amounts of money are transacted and turned over everyday, keeping capital on the move.

These ought to be reason enough to regard stock markets as real, as part of our everyday economy. Their reality is especially understood when we think of an economy without stock markets. Businesses would function in almost complete isolation, without an idea of how the public feels about them and without the benefit of being watched over and checked by such generally impartial feedback.

Then there is hundred times more that stock markets directly contribute to the economy, through “valuations.” It enables businesses and their assets to be valued by the goodwill and trust of stakeholders among the public; and it facilitates “unlocking” of the value of assets that would otherwise remain dormant and in the dark. Today, valuations contribute big in banking and finance industry, who keep businesses of all sizes adequately capitalised and financed.

Stock markets are a big part of real economy any which way you view it.


The Pic Captures…

How would you know what ? To you, it can only seem…to be beautiful or ugly : shapes, lines or surface, and colour flow in three dimensions. Yet, what a pic captures means things that remain unknown to strangers looking at it as it appears.


This one seems almost like apainting with water colours. The kid displays an indescribable mix of impatience, curiosity and love, in a moment of arrest. The man, forever unconcerned with his unsmartness, gazes at the faraway beyond, secure in his loving mortal world. And the woman gestures assuringly at the imperfect gods with her, happily giving and given already to the love in her universe. It’s a moment that is filled with eternity and fullness that the pic captures.

How do I know ? I’ll let you guess that.

Plant Wed Stone

It was Tulsi Vivah … Marriage Day for Tulsi plant with Shaligram, a consecrated piece of slightly flattened, well rounded stone.


I had no idea of the level and extent of celebration that accompanied the baffling tradition till this day, when the wedding took place between a daughter plant of Basil we had nurtured in our balcony and the Vishnu emblem worshipped in a neighbourhood home.


It was a wedding proper complete with a mandap, propped on sugarcane sticks, congregation of people from the two sides — bride and groom, a priest to conduct the ceremony, and food galore. People cried to see the bride leave her foster home; others were happy to see them come together for good. It was a most auspicious thing to happen, an event that merited the celebratory sentiment and that dose of blessedness, with which the gentry felt blissfully inebriated. Understably,  onlookers were heard sharing their sense of amazement…and their conflict.


The conflicted thoughts were usual : how can a plant be wed ? To a piece of stone ?! Wasn’t it all regressive, the very opposite of scientific temper ? Is this the 21st Century we are living in ?

I had no such thoughts, no such conflicts. That’s for the kids. Their zeal for the little they know, and inspiration from promises of scientific breakthroughs, was a wonderful thing in itself. Except when I consider its limits and likely basis of things far more obnoxious. The Plant Wed Stone affair was simple, happy and love-filled in comparison.


India : Nation, People, Music And Religion

I literally tire of moron columnists that @timesofindia carries. I’ll refer to just two of them : Aakar and Aiyar. The first offers a belaboured piece that concludes, a nation is about people, not geography. Aiyar’s article similarly peddles, nation and music must be without religion. Both outpours are quintessentially liberal and abstract, which are unrooted and mooningly afloat in generic atmosphere of 20th Century humanism that leftists in Europe militantly propagated — Equality, Fraternity and Liberty.

It is time India cleared this air over its being. India’s nationalism is indeed about love for its geography, not people. It is about the lap on which its rich and ancient way of life was nurtured and steered, sages and saints were born, and thoughts were scripted. It is about its rivers and mountains, by and in which its history is buried and its lores are spread. The piety and truth particular to its way is partaken from the land. India is not an idea, fixed or floating, which all all and sundry can interpret and shape in his own definition. It is a living continuity with a soul embedded in its terrain, its coasts and riverbanks, sand dunes and forested mountain slopes, which reverate with temple bells and festive songs, celebratory colours and everyday observations.

India’s nationalism, the love for this land, is too vast to be borne in individual minds. It especially escapes those reshaped culturally and intellectually by alien invasive ways brought in by Islamic, Christian and communist hordes. There is nothing in the West that comes even close to the love a patriotic Indian feels for his country, for its ways incubated since hoary times, and for the towering epitomes of godliness that have arisen from its soil and strode with impeccable conduct, fullness of love and unsurpassed valour.

Nationalism is not a generic thing to be abstractedly defined and applied to India and Indians. It is a very particular phenomenon, sentiment and belief, that is filled with this nation and all that it means to one who knows in the present day. What such a person is aware of is an infinite compared to both what he is and what he thinks. People pass away; India continues, held by others who come in their place. That is why : India’s patriotism, synonymous with nationalism, is about geography, not people.


Aiyar’s views are rebutted on still more obvious grounds. India’s nationalism is about its way of life, values, practice and thought. It is a-religious for some, spiritual for many and religious for the rest. Everything in India evolved around the symbols instituted to represent the Way : society, education, administration, justice, science, arts, architecture, music, dance, et al. You only have to hear the Dagar recital or watch a Bharatnatyam presentation, or look at one of the glorious temples, from Madurai to Amritsar, to understand what I am speaking of.

As I said, I tire…of morons…

Get A Dollar Back…

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releasing for sale on Nov 19,
can be availed with a single click here.

The book is priced at US $9.99.

It has about 83,000 words.

Buyers in Mexico, Brazil and India can buy it at about half the price. That is, for those who are resident there and will pay in their national correncies. Or, I guess, if you happen to be a member of the expatriate community residing in those countries.


I suspect there are errors in the book that I may have missed despite checking through the script a dozen times.

I want them reported to me by readers who spot one.

The rest is simple : let me know of the error you spot at my email id :

A reader who reports of one error would receive a dollar back. He could report upto three and get back upto three US dollars !

There is just one condition : Each error would be paid only once. That is, it would be on “first report, gets paid” basis.

The Ideal And The Reality

All things considered, to reduce life to a play about your ideal is the best romantic thing to do : trying to harmonise your life as it is with the ideal or to elevate your life to how the ideal. If you have not yet caught on the real thing about yourself and your life, it might be worth engaging with the romance of holding a perfection to yourself, and try.

My criticism is neither of the ideal nor of the romantic engagement with it. It is the best, as I’ve said, until you catch on the reality of your being here and now. It comprises of truth values waiting to be discovered because you are oriented away from them. They are behind you, as you face the world and your life within it. The reality, waiting to be discovered, is the truth and your self that is filled with it.

I need to make this essay short for paucity of time and restrict this discussion to the nature of two orientations : one towards the world and the other towards your truth. The ideal and our romance with it has a possible role in reorienting ourself from one to the other. That would be use enough for retaining an ideal in our life.

What are our truth values ?

What is the nature of the journey in truth, after we have reoriented ourself towards our truth values, is a long presentation. It is being offered in a four-part series introduced on

The first part is published as an ebook and is available at

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When My Ebook Is Unethically Listed By An Ecomm Site…

The gist of the matter is my ebook is priced at US $ 9.99 (against its paperback price of US$ 28.95 odd) through the only publishing arrangement I have, with

They have been good to my needs and queries.

But what is this ? I find this ecomm retail website is really aggressive not only with presenting my ebook but pricing it 50% more than what it should have been ! I have requested D2D for explanation and intervention…

Look at it yourself :

D2D page :

Retalers :


Equality : Misdirected Clamour

It began with calls to establish the sameness between paupers and kings : strip the latter of his wealth and privilege and give to commoners their certified crowning. It hasn’t made people shine with the glory they brought down. And it has not prevented the rise of kings in other guise; they just might have so much more in their legally protected inheritance, or be better endowed with intelligence, perseverence and patience, abilities and skills. Call it divinity or chance, but the modern kings attain to their privileged status as much by heavens as the kings of yore did. In a way, the contemporary ones are more real kings : their blessedness is transparently deserved, in their capacity to lead, manage, discover and innovate, adding greater value to humanity possession.

Yet most quotes and statute entries aspire, and the clamouring left-lib-seculars in the street demand, and UN framework insists, that people be treated equally, that inequality is a measure of social injustice, and law courts routinely assure equality to all. All this, while we actually see how partisan the judges and court registries are in favour of the rich and affluential, how the street leaders retire to their luxurious abode and fares on their table, and the entire UN edifice is subject to dictates of the powerful on its board.

The truth is that “equality,” as a value in our legacy and especially in our current context, is a mere ideological imposition, without concord with reality as is evident in nature and in human diversity. On closer look, it transpires in our understanding that it is ‘inequality’ that better reflects the truth within this existence, essentially drives the economy and powers prosperity, and holds the most potential for humanity to excel at evolving into better form of itself.

So, where might “equality” actually have a place in our values system ? It is largely essential to our spiritual well being, to regard others as of equal value to their selves as we have for our self, and actually respect all beings everywhere, keeping them equally in our compassion. In material ways, all community assets and opportunities should be equally available to those who need or aspire. And we should govern ourselves, as a people, such as to maximise these common assets and create more open opportunities for people.

The same discussion replicates for gender equality militancy. It makes no sense for females to twist about their clittoral prick and for men to warp over feeling like a vagina. Instead, both have a need to become better human beings by the very natures they respectively have. There is more to their being than the crotch and the loin.


India, UPA Years…Damned !

I am aghast of this information. During its 5-year term, central govt enabled release of ₹ 43 trillion in the economy, if this message on Twitter is true. The cumulative GDP through those years should be less than ₹1000 trillion. Though 5% of the national transacted value, these money were not lent against valuable collaterals and the lenders had no intention of turning over the amount through economic processes at their end, earn it back from value delivered into the economy, and honourably liquidate their debt.

No wonder, the inflation rate during the period hovered around 10%, making the middle class poorer and hitting the weaker sections especially hard.

And the leader of Congress Party, which gave us the hell, says, “PM Modi must stop blaming the Congress Party for India’s economic ills !”

Damn. Damn…


This is my mail to, which returned undelivered with info that the recipient was not found, that the domain did not exist ! 


Mail Text

You are making it impossible to download my info.

That, I suspect prima facie, may not be random.
Your security check has two options, friend pics and phone text.
Why not email ?
The friend pic test presumes I have personally met the online friends, especially while your algo fetches FB contacts I have barely interacted with.
You phone text code is never received.
Why not have a call up option, as all websites have ?
And, back to first, why dont you security check through email ?
Can all of it be random ?  
Incidently, I cannot even access my account, ostensibly because I have not passed their security check.

Vedanta : Truth Of Truths

Vedanta is for us to live meaningfully and more fully, in truth. The Vedanta perspective reducts from our knowledge of the reality of being, our own at first, extended in the three Great Spaces, in the experience of being in our five sheaths, and in our three states — waking, dream and deep sleep. The perspective shows to us the way to that enveloping, infinitely transcendent immanence which itself projects and permeates this living, breathing, pulsating reality we are privileged to embody, experience and witness.

Read on …