Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Den Haag;The city of International Peace

Den Haag
The Hague (Dutch: Den Haag) is the third largest city in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam, with a population of 4,85,818 and an area of approximately 100 km². It is located in the west of the Netherlands.
Peace Palace
The Hague is the seat of the Dutch parliament, government and Royal Court. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands lives and works in The Hague. All foreign embassies and government ministries are located in the city, as well as the Hoge Raad der Nederlanden (Supreme Court), the Raad van State (Council of State) and many lobbying organizations.
The Hague is also the seat of over 150 international organizations, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. It is one of the major cities of the UN, along with New York and Geneva. 
City life concentrates around the Hofvijver and the Binnenhof, where the Parliament is located.The city has many civil servants and diplomats. In fact, the number and variety of foreign residents (especially the expatriates) makes the city quite culturally diverse, with many foreign pubs, shops and cultural events.
The Hague is the largest Dutch city on the North Sea and includes two distinct beach resorts. The main beach resort Scheveningen, in the northwestern part of the city, is a popular destination for tourists as well as for inhabitants. With 10 million visitors a year, it is the most popular beach town in the Benelux. Kijkduin, in the southwest, is The Hague's other beach resort. It is significantly smaller and attracts mainly local residents.
 In World War II a large part of western The Hague was destroyed by the Germans. But afterwards,it was well  planned and renewed with modernist architecture design.
The Indian movie Hum Tum directed by Kunal Kohli was filmed here in 2004.
Public transport
 Public transport in the Hauge consist of a Tram and Bus routes.A regional rail system connects The Hague to nearby cities Zoetermeer and Rotterdam.There are two main train stations in The Hague: Den Haag Hollands Spoor (HS) and Den Haag Centraal Station (CS), only 1.5 km distant from each other.The international Benelux trains to Brussels is connected to only at Hollands Spoor. Centraal Station does, however, offer good connections with the rest of the country, with direct services to most major cities, for instance Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht.
The Hague shares an airport with Rotterdam. It can be reached from Central Station by regional Rail Line with an Airport Shuttle to and from Meijersplein Station. However, with several direct trains per hour are there from the railway stations Hollands Spoor and Centraal. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is more frequently used by people travelling to and from The Hague by air.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Why Anna Hazare doesn't start fast-un-to death against Hindu caste system ?

The India is cursed from the age-old Hindu caste system. But, no body come in front to start their fast unto death against it.

During British rule,Mahatma Gandhi made lot of natak to befool dalit.Had he show some-what inclination, the present scene would have been diffrent.

No doubt,the fight against curruption is a great deal to tackle urgently, but it doesn't mean that caste discrimination has no war footings.In fact,it is the caste virus which forced the caste Hindu to live in double standard which is the cause of corruption.

The Hindu society does not support for inherent high social values and morality.If some one is moral, it is due to his long detachment with traditional Hindu culture.

It is the Hindu religious scriptures which not only permit the social corruption but also, they spread it in the society with partiality and hatred.

Indian Media and so called Gandhians proclaim that they lead the moral cleaning drive but  what about caste hatred ?

Indians hyporites continuing to support their Hypocrite leaders who don't have gutts in knowing why Cow urine is sprinkled in public offices just to clean the touch of a Dalit Officer?

Fighting against caste virus is first object towards making India pride and more democratic.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sea beach of Amsterdam

Sea Beach-

Zandvoort and Bloemendaal -
Hollend is known for its sea beaches.The whole west coast of the Netherlands is a single long beach.Many visitors like to spend a warm summer’s day on the sandy sea beach.Being a cold region, Amsterdammers, whenever sun shine, go to sea beach for their enjoyment.
The Zandvoort and Bloemendaal are popular sea beach.You can go there by train or bus.The nearest Zandvoort beach is half an hour journey by train from centraal station.But,you have to change at Haarlem. The Zandvoort is more families while Bloemendaal sea is more for youth.Every Sunday afternoon the beach transforms into an open-air club. Various DJs get everyone dancing

Ijburg- It is another type of sea beach. It consist of 6 artificial islands built in the IJ Lake. As Ijburg is contructed on Lake, vast bridge network is there.
I had heard so much about Hollend sea beaches.One day, as suggested my son Rahul we had there by catching Bus No 66 from Baijlmer Arena.It is half an hour trip.However, we were new, but we had no problem.We wender along the sea looking people enjoying with their children on sand and water.We come back 6.00 PM.

In Hollend,our next visit of sea beach was Scheveningen.The Hague is the largest Dutch city on the North Sea and includes two distinct beach resorts. The main beach resort Scheveningen, in the northwestern part of the city, is a popular destination for tourists as well as for inhabitants. With 10 million visitors a year, it is the most popular beach town in the Benelux.
      The beach is long and wide making it easy to find nice spot to set up camp even amongst the crowds.There are lifeguards so petrol and keep people out of deep water.But in most places there were lot of swimmers young and old.

The main part of the beach is quite busy during summer, as it’s one of the main recreation areas in South Holland. The nudist beach is about 1 kilometer north of the main beach.There are two pavilions in this area where you can buy food and drink. You can easily take a train from Amsterdam to Den Haag, and then one of several trams from the Centraal Station in Den Haag right to Scheveningen beach.
lighthouse tower-
   There is a lighthouse tower used in older time, as navigattion for maritime pilots at sea waterway.An esplanade is there also. It is a long,open level area to a river/ large body of water, where people may walk for recreational purpose whatever state of tide on beach.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Maqbool Fida Husaain;The Indian myth and reality

M F Hussain
Some text from various source-

Legendary Indian painter Maqbool Fida Husain, popularly known as 'Picasso of India' who earned both fame and wrath for his paintings, died in hospital at London following over a month-long illness. He was 95.

Dubbed the "Picasso of India", Husain's work was a blend of cubism and classical Indian styles that helped put modern Indian art on the global arena. His canvasses sold for millions of dollars.
Husain lived in Dubai and London after being forced to leave India in 2006. He left in the face of a vicious campaign of harassment and intimidation, including death threats, by Hindu fundamentalist, citing his artistic depiction of Hindu deities. His exhibitions were vandalised. A number of legal cases based on the charge of hurting religious sentiments were slapped on him. When he could not respond to a summons from a district court in Haridwar, his immovable properties in India were attached. An arrest warrant was also issued.
Mother Teresa


Last year, the Qatar govt offered h nationality. Faced with the threat of arresting and further harassment if he returned to India, Husain accepted it but insisted that India would always remain his home, regardless where he lived physical. 

There has been widespread criticism that the Indian governments failed to protect his right to artistic freedom.  
“It is an indictment of those in power in India that the country's greatest artist died in exile. It is like Picasso dying in exile. For all their claim to secularism, it is a shame that they couldn't defend him against a mob of   right-wing fanatics,

 The fakkad and beparvah artist having long hairs and flowing white beard on his face,whose refusal to wear footwear became his signature trademark, was credited with putting Indian art on the world map. His  fascinating and impressive paintings fetched millions of dollars in the international market. Only recently one of his paintings fetched Rs 2.32 crore at an auction at Bonham's in London. 

Born in Pandharpur (Maharashtra) on September 17, 1915, Husaain lost his mother when he was one and a half. His father remarried and moved to Indore, where he went to school. In 1935, he moved to what was then Bombay and joined the Sir J.J. School of Art. As a young, struggling artist he painted cinema hoardings. He later came to the limelight in the 1940s. He joined the Progressive Artists' Group led by F.N. Souza.It is a
Progressive Artist group where the artists tried to go awayfrom the old Indian tradition of painting.

Birth of buddha
Birth of Budha
Husain made his international debut in 1952 with a solo exhibition at Zurich and soon established a worldwide reputation. He soon became one of India's highest-paid painters. Owning a work of his became a mark of social status. The first state recognition came in 1955 when he was awarded the Padma Shri. In 1973, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, and in 1991 the Padma Vibhushan. He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 1986

Painting by M F HusainReputed for his free and creative spirit and sense of adventure, Husain experimented with cinema. He made his first film, Through the Eyes of a Painter, in 1967: it won a Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. He made two Hindi films, Gaja Gamini, with Madhuri Dixit who he described as his muse; and Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities. He also did a series of paintings inspired by the Bollywood actor, signing off as ‘Fida,' an Urdu word for ‘devoted.'
   Decades later, his paintings and even his simple pencil drawings became status symbols for India's wealthy elite, with his works commanding price tags running into millions of dollars. 

By coincidence, two of MF’s paintings were included that day for an auction, which had long been planned.
 Driven by right-wing political activists and vandals into exile, M.F. Husain had to face criminal complaints of obscenity in various Indian courts for his nude paintings of goddesses before the Supreme Court came to his rescue, holding that his paintings were nothing but art
The Supreme Court threw out an appeal against a May 8, 2008 Delhi High Court order that quashed criminal proceedings against Husain in the courts of Bhopal, Indore and Rajkot while deploring the “new puritanism” that had emerged in India. The court rejected the argument that Husain should be summoned (from his exile) before the court with his paintings and asked to explain their meaning. Complaints were also filed in Pandharpur in Maharashtra, Delhi and Hardwar. 
The Supreme Court refused to allow his prosecution on the charges of obscenity, noting how erotic sculptures abounded on the walls of Hindu temples.
The court had some harsh words for the complainants: “There are so many such subjects, photographs and publications. Will you file cases against all of them? What about temple structures? Husain's work is art. If you don't want to see it, don't see it. There are so many such art forms in temple structures  
The complainants in general had accused Husain of outraging religious sentiments, promoting enmity between different religious groups, selling obscene material and disturbing national integrity, thereby committing offences under several sections of the Indian Penal Code. He was also accused of committing offences under the provisions of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act on account of certain paintings of Hindu deities and mythological characters done in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as the painting of ‘Bharat Mata' depicted as a stylised, nude woman  

  What pained the artist more was the refusal of the complainants to accept his apology. In his petition in the Supreme Court, Husain said he had tendered an apology, but despite that, the ‘Hindu Personal Law Board' had announced a Rs. 51-crore reward for beheading him and a reward of Rs. 11 lakh for chopping off his hands. A local leader in Gujarat promised to give one kg of gold to anyone who would gouge out his eyes

Husain's main plea in all the cases was that his works were not intended to hurt the sentiments of any community or nation. He also argued that most of the complaints were preceded by orchestrated campaigns against him. He drew the Supreme Court's attention to the fact that when the controversy first broke out, he immediately withdrew the painting from a charity auction and apologised in case he had hurt the sentiments of anybody
Earlier, the Delhi High Court had said the allegation that Husain's paintings were obscene were baseless. It took the view that a painter has his own perspective of looking at things and a difference in perspective could not be the basis of initiating criminal proceedings against him.
It said: “In India, a new puritanism is being carried out in the name of cultural purity and a host of ignorant people are vandalising art and pushing us towards a pre-renaissance era. A painter at 90 deserves to be sitting in his home and painting his canvas. Frivolous and vexatious complaints that affect the freedom of an individual should be scrutinised strictly at the magisterial level.

With the death of Husain, a few remaining complaints pending adjudication in lower courts will come to an end
 President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh led the nation in paying tributes to artist M.F. Husain on Thursday, even as several political leaders regretted the fact that such a famous son of India had died “in exile” because of some “narrow-minded” people. 
Condoling his death, the President said he was a world renowned artist whose extraordinary style made him a celebrity in the arena of contemporary art. “A man of multi-dimensional talent, his death would create a deep void in the world of art and creativity,” she said. “He also brought glory to the house as a Parliamentarian.” Husain had been nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 1986.

Noting that Husain had dominated the Indian art firmament for almost 70 years, the Prime Minister said that the nation had lost an iconic artist and the art world one of its most colourful personalities. “He made an immense contribution to popularising Indian art both within the country and abroad. He captivated art lovers with his deep appreciation of the human condition and his bold and imaginative strokes,” he said.

Calling Husain a “legend of art of our times,” Vice President Hamid Ansari was “a keen observer of our national evolution” who captured the public imagination with his portrayal of important personalities and events. “To most Indians, he came to represent modern Indian art,” said the Vice President
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said that while his death would “leave a vacuum in the world of art,” his creative legacy would continue to inspire future artists.

Culture Minister Kumari Selja lauded his role as an ambassador for Indian art. “As a true citizen of the world and as a restless creative soul and an eternal traveller, M.F. Husain was among the pioneers who spread the message of India's art across the globe,” she said.

She was echoed by Congress spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan. “No one could have stopped him from coming back to the country and he was staying abroad for his work. He had moved beyond his physicality,” she said in response to questions from journalists. “It was not the government that was an obstacle to his coming home, but communal forces like the Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal.
 Regretting the “relentless campaign of vilification and calumny against him by bigoted Hindu fundamentalist groups since 1996,” the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust urged that a proper monument be created to honour Husain for posterity.

However, groups such as the Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, which had fiercely protested Husain's paintings of nude Hindu goddesses made mellowed statements, saying that the controversies should be laid to rest with his death.
The Bharatiya Janata Party did not issue any statement on Husain's passing, and when asked for a response by journalists, general secretary Anant Kumar made the terse comment that “we condole his death
The Government of India has said it is ready to extend all help for the burial of Husain in India in case his family wanted to do so. “The government has offered all facilitation to the family of M.F. Husain in case they want to bury him in India,” sources in the Prime Minister's Office said.
Most people who make derogetery comments against him neither know much about his body of work nor about art in general, and in fact little about religion. His body of work is immense. Even before gaining fame as an artist, MF Hussain did a series on the Ramayana with thousands of canvases on the subject. His understanding of hinduism is vast. His works on the Mahabharata are thought provoking and beautiful. He has knowledge of the scriptures. Other than that his work includes many other styles and he has painted in western and islamic styles also.
Holi-Painting by MF Hussain

In the world of art, nudity is considered a strong statement- it is a powerful expression that can convey a spctrum of things at once, and has never been considered "evil". Hussain is being persecuted for something that is common place in the world of art.

Art is meant to spark questions in the mind of those willing to accept the fluidity of reality

Nudity is neither uncommon nor looked down upon in Hinduism too.

 There is a sort of reactionary fundamentalism that is becoming acceptable among the Hindus propogated by policial parties that is very disturbing. An artist of Hussain's calibre is forced to live in exile outside his country, and that is very sad.

 People, not base their verdicts on merely what is fed to them, but take time to find out the truth for themselves before submitting to such hatred.

Hussain is not only a painter, he is also a poet, a calligraher, a photographer, an author and a film-maker.

 Hope we will realise his worth soon and not squander away our national treasure for something as terrible as hatred.

 To evolve we need to, if not understand but atleast acknowledge M F Hussian. Anyway no relgion can be tainted by anybody but by our minds.  

In  our India, women has been always depicting in the nude.Most of our beautiful temples have got sculptures of naked women and sexual acts too  All those opposed to his paintings have no clue about art.
British raj
British Raj
If you think Hussain's exile is the right way to go about it - you’re part of the close-minded fools who've destroyed a beautiful country's rich culture, just because they feel too ashamed to tell their young ones where babies come from.

If any other there think that nudity in art is grotesque and appalling, you have to destroy loads of Indian temples to prove your point.

Art is not meant to please religious or political leaders. It's independent of them. Don't be part of the gullible flock that's too lazy to figure things out for themselves. They usually turn to corrupt religious and political leaders for answers to questions that they should answer themselves. Think for yourself and stop fuelling highly corrupt and baseless religious institutions.
In April 2004, the Delhi High Court has found Hussain guilty of hurting of religious sentiments. The Honourable Justice Kapoor states,

Art work by M F Hussain "If one has been granted unlimited freedom, one is required or expected to use it for good purpose and not with malicious intention, to defame or degrade religious deities may be mythological, as these immortals are held in highest esteem and over a period become part of one's day to day religious life to such an extent that anything adverse said or printed or painted hurts the religious feelings immensely. Any objectionable, demeaning caricature or painting of religious deities or gods or goddesses of any particular religion creates disharmony and ill will amongst different communities. Even if it is presumed that such a painting is a piece of art still one cannot be oblivious of the fact that depiction of these deities or goddesses in full nudity comes within the mischief of deliberate and malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings of concerned religion as these goddesses are worshiped by crores of people. .... Under the garb of freedom of expression no person can be allowed to hurt the religious feelings of any class of people. This should be known more to the petitioner who belongs to a different religion. If the petitioner wants to gauge the depth and the unflinching nature of religious feelings he may venture and try his hand at his own or any other religion and see how sensitive religious feelings and beliefs are. Such acts promote enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and arc prejudicial to maintenance of harmony. It is the effect that is guiding and determining criteria.
The Delhi High Court has quashed the criminal proceedings against Painter M.F Husain and while doing so the Hon'ble Judges observed as follows:

" We have been called as the land of KAMA SUTRA, then why is it in this land we shy away from it's very name? Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and so does obscenity". Justice SANJAY KISHAN KAUL observed went on to quash criminal proceedings against Husain in three cases that had been transferred to Delhi.

" a painter at 90 deserves to be in his home -paininting his canvas"" it is most unfortunate that India's new puritanism is being carried out in the name of cultural purity and ingnorant people vandalise art"

"Ancient art has never been dovoid of eroticism where sex worship and graphical representation of the union between man and woman has been a recurring feature"

 Hon'ble High Court of Delhi


"Art and artists were once patronised by kings and elite classes, the court explained from history. “Art and authority never had a difficult relationship, until recently...Our greatest problem today is fundamentalism, the triumph of the letter over the spirit.”

In an expression of approval to the quashing of the arrest warrants against the painter, Additional Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium assured the court that he would write to the Law Commission suggesting measures to protect artists.

Self portrait
Self Portrait
Reacting to the verdict, advocate Poornima Sethi, who represented complainant A S Naruka, said: “Can the fundamental right of speech and expression of one person override the fundamental right of speech and expression of an entire community?...Why has this painter attacked the idols of one particular majority community? If his concern is art, then he should also concern himself with the figures of other communities too?”. She added that her clients would “definitely take proper legal steps” against the High Court verdict"

shivaparvati- painting by M F Hussain

who is fundamentalist and who is not? Are these utterly atrociaous paintings of MF Husain is not just dubbed as art we Hindus are self inflicting wounds on ourselves under secular fear psychosis! Nothing to blame the minority!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Left Failure:a unfilling loss of Indian politics

           Now it is the Left, who is going see a non-Left chief minister in Writer's Building Kolkota .The red sun has been set in West Bengal.
     The situation is not healthy. Specially, when BJP having RSS agenda play its role in our Indian as a main opposion.Where religion has been deep rooted in people's heart. Left, who is expected to have anti pro-religious stand,should not be meted out of such a fate.
            What a fate of Left ! Left, who was inspired from Marxist Phylosophy and was supposed to have liberate the peasants  and workers from their serfdom, would be meted such a condition, no body had thought.
                 The uncalled fate was not random and accidentle. It took long time to have gripped and gulped fully.Left fellows were fully convergent that what was going on.But unfortunately, they could not do much more to stop party decimation.Pulling hand from UPA was the worst blow to paralysised it fully.

     It heppened consciously.But, how this heppened ?  It would always be a matter of discussion in Indian politics.

       The Left has admitted its failures and said the party would look for answers. But in a clear message to his critics, the CPI(M) top boss ruled out any change of leadership.
          "We'd never lost an election since 1977; defeat that we suffered is a source of major concern. We have to undergo a serious examination on how we lost so badly. People seemed to have made up their mind that they wanted change. There was a total unity of all anti-Left forces. We couldn't do much to recover ground after 2009," CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat told  in his interview.
         "We didn't sense people are going to turn out in such large numbers against us. We didn't see the three-time bigger mobilisation in the opposition camp," Karat said, adding "We continue to have problems in political, governmental and organisational weaknesses. There are weaknesses and failures. There has been accumulation of negative factors."
       Amid speculation that heads may roll in the Left, Karat said there is no leadership crisis in West Bengal. "In our party, we don't believe in guillotining heads. It's about collective responsibility. No individual will be blamed. Left parties took a collective decision on the pullout from UPA II. If they're reviewing it, I don't know about it. Electoral success or defeat will not determine our party leadership," he said.
Jyoti Basu              Karat says, People seemed to have made up their mind that they wanted change.This is the flat statement.Instead, people had been fad up badly with Left and their phylosophy.If you have ruled 34 years long contineously in a state and say, people seemed to have made up their mind to change; totally flat and un-responsible statement.
               Left has stayed in power due to its revolutionary labour attitude.It was the Left who have tried to covert Indian caste war into class struggle on some extent. It was Left, who had first passed Land Reform Bill. It was Left who has invalidates binding Code of Conduct upon state government employees. It was Left who has granted the trade union rights to their state govt employees, including the right to call and observe strikes.It was Left who had formed country's first ever state level Human rights commission.It was the very Left who fought with Naxalite and brought peace in West Bengal after their violent uprising
          But why then, even taking such revolutionary steps,Left has lost its credential on Indian politics.Or wether they were unable to understand Karl Marx and his Das Kapital in Indian contex. ?
File:Yechuri 1.JPG         The Left could not learn a lesson from public ire on land acquisition at Nandigram.The Left was unable to sense their lacunas at Singur .On the other hand, Mamata Banerji sailing its boat either on the back of BJP or Congess  at centre was going to push the every Left's lucana on Indian politics screen.Even up to June 2010 Lok Sabha and Panchayat election, Left could not understand the political bewilderment.
    Some critic say, Left had borrowed half baked Marxist ideology.They were unable to understand it in term of Indian soil.
   The dream of Left to bring all peasant and workers under a carpet of Red flag would be unfilled.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

indian Baba culture; root & cause

             हमने देखा  की बाबा रामदेव किस तरह रामलीला मैदान में योग शिविर के लिए परमिशन माँगते हैं और देखते ही देखते एक  बड़े स्तर पर सरकार को धमकाने के लिए तैयारी कर लेते  हैं ! निश्चित रूप में यह भारत में ही हो सकता है. हमारे देश में आज भी राजनीति बाबा बन कर की जाती है. और हो भी क्यों न ? जब बीजेपी जैसी प्रमुख राजनितिक पार्टी बाबाओं से पैदा होती है, बाबाओं के सपोर्ट से जिन्दा रहती है, तो फिर आप उम्मीद भी क्या कर सकते हैं. बेशक, लोकतंत्र में बाबा अछूत नहीं है, मगर, यह इण्डिया में ही हो सकता है की कोई बाबा ख़म ठोक कर  चुनौति दे  और सरकार अपने चार केंद्रीय मंत्री भेज कर  उसे एयर पोर्ट में रिसीव करे  !
            यह बात नहीं  कि लोग बाबाओं के चरित्र से परिचित न हो. आज तक जितने भी बाबा हुए हैं, लोग भली प्रकार जानते हैं- उन्हें और उनके चरित्र को. दूसरे, यह बात भी नहीं कही जा सकती  कि लोग बाबाओं के झांसे में जल्दी आ जाते है. हमारे यहाँ जनता का बौद्धिक  स्तर इतना भी कम नहीं है.तो फिर, क्या बात है कि बाबा  जब मंच से पब्लिक में कूदता  है तो उसे सर-आँखों  पर उठा लिया जाता  हैं ?
                निश्चित रूप में इसका  कारण इस देश की सामाजिक-धार्मिक और  सांस्कृतिक विरासत है. यूरोप के लोग भारत को सांप-सपेरों का  देश कहते थे. हो सकता है यह अतिशयोक्ति हो.मगर,यह सच  है कि शिक्षा और तकनिकी मामलों में हम काफी पीछे थे. वहीँ  दूसरी और,बाबा और उनके मठों  के मामलों में काफी आगे थे. 
                बेशक, ब्रिटिश भारत में अंग्रेजों ने  शिक्षा के माध्यम से जो माहौल खड़ा किया,वस्तुत: उसने इस देश के सामाजिक-धार्मिक-मठाधिशों को हिला कर रख दिया. उन्हें लगने लगा कि सेकड़ों वर्षों से जो  सामाजिक-धार्मिक संरचना उन्होंने खड़ी की थी, उसकी चूले हिलने में अब देर नहीं लगने वाली है.जो हालत राजा-महाराजाओं की हुई है,देर-सबेरे एक दिन  वही हाल उनका भी होना  है.
             यद्यपि डा. आम्बेडकर जैसी हस्तियाँ संविधान ड्राफ्टिंग कमेटी में थी मगर, जवाहरलाल नेहरू से लेकर इंदिरा गाँधी तक की जैसी प्रगतिशील हस्तियों  ने जो  कडा रूख प्रिवीपर्श समाप्त करने के लिए दिखाया, वैसा कोई रूख वे इस देश के बाबा और मठों के विरूद्ध न रख सके.निश्चित रूप से इसके लिए गांधीजी जिम्मेदार थे. गांधीजी,जो सिर्फ सत्ता का ट्रांफर चाहते थे न की ट्रांसफर की प्रक्रिया में अंतरनिहित  सामाजिक-धार्मिक समस्याओं का समाधान. वे इसे मूलत: हिन्दू समाज का आंतरिक मामला समझते थे.
           गांधीजी, न सिर्फ बाबा बन कर जिए बल्कि, बाबा फिलासफी का उन्होंने जम कर प्रचार किया . उन्हें बैरिस्टर और बाबा में कोई असंगति नजर नहीं आयी.वे प्रधान मंत्री पंडित जवाहरलाल नेहरू को राजनीति समझाने के साथ-साथ यह भी बताते  रहे की इस दौरान हाथ की माला फेरना बंद न हो.निश्चित रूप से गांधीजी एक ऊँची राजनीती कर रहे थे. 
          राजनीति में सब जायज है, कहना ठीक है. मगर, इसके परिणाम भी अवश्यसम्भाव्य है. आप कृष्ण की राजनीति देखिये. आप भगवान् राम की राजनीति देखिये.ऐसा नहीं है कि समाज पर इनके घातक परिणाम नहीं हुए ? बेशक  हुए हैं, और लोग भुगत भी रहे हैं. लोग लतियाते हैं   इन मिथकों को.
        तो क्या हमारे आदर्श पुरुष लतियाने वाले मिथक होना चाहिए ? अगर सौ करोड़ लोगो के आदर्श पुरुष मजाक का सबब हो  तो उस समाज की सामाजिक-चारित्रिक स्थिति कैसी हो सकती है ? हम झेल रहे है आज इन बाबाओं को तो इसके कारण कुछ इसी तरह के हैं.
            कुछ लोग तर्क देते है कि संसार के जितने भी आदर्श पुरुष हुए हैं, आखिर वे आदमी ही थे. और आदमी में अच्छाई-बुराई तो होती ही हैं. अगर कृष्ण और राम में ये मानवीय स्वभाव है तो इसमें अजीब बात  क्या है ? और फिर, सभी धर्मों के आदर्श पुरुषों में कुछ न कुछ अवगुण तो है ही.हो सकता है जिन्हें  हम आज अवगुण कह रहे है, उस काल-विशेष  में वे गलत न रहे हो. आप बुरे गुणों को छोड़ दीजिये और अच्छे गुणों का अनुशरण  करिए.
         उक्त तर्क सटीक तो है मगर यह भी तो सही है कि आदर्श पुरुषो की लीला समाज की सांस्कृतिक-थाती  होती है. आदर्श पुरुष समाज के लिए टार्च (रौशनी)का काम करते है. जब-जब कोई किसी सांसारिक-व्यवहारिक मुसीबत में पड़ता है तो वहां से उबरने के लिए तत-क्षण  वह अपने आदर्श पुरुष की तरफ देखता है.और तब, वैसी परिस्थिति में उस आदर्श पुरुष द्वारा अपनाई गई रीती-निति ही उसका मार्ग प्रशस्त करती है.  
         हिन्दू समाज में  आदर्श पुरुषों का अकाल है, यह बात नहीं है.परन्तु, समाज के बुद्धि-जीवी वर्ग अर्थात ब्राह्मण वर्ग ने आदर्श पुरुषों को चुना या गढ़ा तो या तो वह कृष्ण था या भगवान् राम. आप के सामने अगर च्वाइस  की  बात आये तो निश्चित रूप में जो  आप को सूट होगा,जिसमे आपके व्यक्तिगत/वर्गगत हितों का प्रतिबिम्ब झलकेगा , आप उसी को चुनेंगे.ब्राह्मणों ने यही किया.यह हिन्दू समाज का दुर्भाग्य था.
             अब वृहत  हिन्दू समाज को सिर्फ ढोना है. जब तक इस समाज को ब्राह्मणों का नेतृत्व मान्य है, कोई अल्टरनेटिव नहीं है. आप आदर्श पुरुषों को पुराने कपड़ों की मानिंद बदल नहीं सकते. क्योंकि, यह आपकी संस्कृति होती है और संस्कृति विरासत में मिलती है. आप अपने आदर्श पुरुषों की बुराई भी सुन नहीं सकते.क्योंकि, आपको बचपन से सिखाया जाता है कि वे आपके गर्व का सबब हैं.आप को उनके चरित्र का अनुशरण करना है.
तो फिर, हिन्दू समाज करे तो क्या  करे ?    
           इस प्रश्न  का उत्तर इतना सरल होता तो हिन्दू समाज कब का सुधर गया होता. हिन्दू समाज में एक से एक  बड़े-बड़े धुरंधर विद्वान् , योगी-भोगी और सदाचारी  हुए हैं. निश्चित रूप में उन्होंने इस मुद्दे पर चिंतन किया है और हल न पाने के कारण वे बस ढोते और उसे जस्टिफाई करते रहे हैं.
            आज रामदेव बाबा के पास इतनी बड़ी फ़ौज क्यों है ? क्या लोगों को बाबाओं की करतूत नहीं मालूम ? वे सब जानते है. मगर वही, कोई अल्टरनेटिव  नहीं है .आम तौर  पर समाज भेड़िया-धसान होता है चूँकि, आप्सन नहीं होते. अतयव  जो सामने दीखता है, चल  पड़ते है. इन में बुद्धि-जीवि, नान बुद्धि-जीवि दोनों तरह के होते हैं. नान-बुद्धि-जीवि बाबा को कालजयी मानते हैं. वे बाबा की हर बात को तर्क-वितर्क के परे मानते हैं.जबकि, बुद्धि-जीवियों के पास कोई अल्टरनेटिव नहीं होता. दूसरे, वे मास(पब्लिक) में रहना चाहते है. और फिर, बचपन से  खून में रचे -बसे संस्कारों को त्यागना इतना आसान नहीं होता. और फिर, आदमी को कोई खूंटा तो चाहिए. बिना खूंटे के आप पल भर नहीं रह सकते.