Pension Issues–developments:

I received a message on date as from one of the activists Rakesh Kumar Saxena the contents of which are yet to be authenticated but the same is reproduced here for the information of the pensioners, the retirees and the readers in general. They may apply their own sources for securing the authenticity on the issue. We shall be releasing necessary message to you all after the news is finally confirmed or it is the other way round.

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Rakesh Kumar Saxena

October 13 at 12:28pm

This msg has been confirmed by Sri K P Rao ex GM . You can trust. [?][?][?][?][?][?][?][?] A Writ Petition filed 22/08/2016 by a group of SBI Pensioners in Delhi HC. WP admitted on 14/09/2016, with No 8085/2016. Relief claimed: (1) uniformly to all 50% of avg of last 12 months pay as pension (2) DA at qly intervals as paid to serving employees (3) periodical revision of pension with every salary revision (4) family pension @ 30% (min). Grant of all these reliefs within powers of Bank’s Board & no sanction of GoI required. WP prepared on basis of various SC & HC judgments, consultation with Sr advocates & reference to Pension Fund Rules & Regulations. About Rs. 9 lacs contributed by several Pensioners (including former Chairmen/MDs). Rs. 4.75 lacs spent till admission of WP. Much more money required. Appeal to all Pensioners & serving employees to contribute as much as they can, BUT REQUEST FOR MINIMUM OF Rs. 1,000/-. Contributions be remitted to Current Account No. 3520438380854 opened in names of Rajesh Rai, MMK Sardana & Umesh Sharma at Jagriti Vihar Branch, Meerut: Code:16607. IFS Code: SBIN0016607. After remitting contributions please SMS Umesh Sharma on 8979199558 giving details of name of remitter, city residing in, amount remitted & branch from where remitted. Details could also be mailed Details of WP & references posted on Team Meerut’s Facebook page. WP initiated by PPR Upadhyaya, Retd GM of Bangalore Circle now settled in Mysore. This WP different from one filed by Pensioners’ Federation many years ago before same HC. Latter has asked for only 50% of pay as pension and they made GoI made a party by which is not required. Please confirm it’s genuineness”


Advanced technology–a handy tool in perpetrating frauds:

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Frauds are no more a difficulty, they are rather more user friendly to the cheaters, thanks to the highly developed modern technology in the country. Neelramesh Neelakantan, a veteran on awareness issues and front runner in the movement on pension issues in State Bank of India. He published a story in facebook narrating his experience gained through a friend of his. The message so published is important to every body as it may happen with any one and from that point of view it acts as a warning signal to the advantage of a large number of people. The relevant portion of the message is reproduced below:

This is to caution my friends about door to door delivery scam, pls take a bit of time to read it: The message was sent to me by one of my friends
This scam is actually very cleverly worked out that you will not suspect of anything wrong:
The following is an account of the incident.
《Wednesday a week ago, I had a phone call from someone saying that he was from a company called: "Express Couriers," He asked if I was going to be home because there was a package for me that required a signature .
The caller said that the delivery would arrive at my home in roughly an hour. Sure enough, about an hour later, a uniformed delivery man turned up
with a parcel and a bottle of wine. I was very surprised since there was no special occasion, and I certainly didn’t expect anything like it. Intrigued, I inquired as to who the sender was.
The courier replied, "I don’t know, I’m only delivering the package."
Apparently, he said the sender would want to give you a surprise and a card would be sent separately… , it happened that my birthday was on the way also, so we thought could be from a distant friend. There was also a consignment note with the gift.
He then went on to explain that because the gift contained alcohol, there was a Rs 257.50 "delivery/ verification charge," providing proof that he had actually delivered the package to an adult (of legal drinking age), and not just left it on the doorstep where it could be stolen or taken by anyone, especially a minor.
This sounded logical and I offered to pay him cash. He then said that the
delivery company required payment to be by credit or debit card only, so
that everything is properly accounted for.
He added they also don’t carry cash to avoid loss or likely targets for
My wife, who by this time was standing beside me, pulled out her credit card, gave to him to swipe the card on a small mobile card machine with a small screen and keypad and asked to key in the verification code.
Frankly at this point we never suspected anything abnormal and a receipt was printed out and given to us, he then wished us good day and went off as normal,
To our horrible surprise, between Thursday and the following Monday, Rs 50,000 had been charged/withdrawn from our credit account at various ATM machines.
Apparently the "mobile credit card machine," which the delivery man carried had all the info necessary to create a "dummy" card with all our card details, of course with the verification code.
Upon finding out about the illegal transactions on our card, we immediately notified the bank to stop payment, but already too late.
We went to make a Police report, and was confirmed quite a number of households had been similarly hit.
WARNING: Be wary of accepting any "surprise gift or package," which you neither expected nor personally ordered, especially if it involves any kind of payment as a condition of receiving the gift or package. Also never accYuhept jI anything if you do not personally know or there is no proper
identification of who the sender is.
Above all, the only time you should give out any personal credit card information is when you yourself initiated the purchase or transaction!
PLEASE Pass this on, it may just prevent someone else from being swindled.

Prithviraj Chauhan–history is gruesome and also a nest of rumours:


There is an ocean of a coverage dealing with the great Indian hero Prithviraj Chauhan and his love Samyogita containing enough of material in relation to them. It is in fact a sort of  debate between those who worship them as the greatest of heroes belonging to India and those who talk much otherwise, in a sort of filthy language adding names to romance between the two. There are certain who talked quite in a positive measure honestly taking history in the very spirit of it. One such observation is made by Suddhatma and with a view that a dispassionate analysis on so called history reaches a bigger number number of the readers, the same is reproduced below:

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History is gruesome but is more so because it has less details and more rumours.

1st Ghori’s Tomb : The plunderer cannot even rest in peace – people coming to pay respect has to stampede some unmarked grave before paying their visit or respect.Ghori might have been a victor in outward battle but was assassinated like a stray dog while offering his prayers – since God is most cruel to those who asks forgiveness in prayers after commiting crimes.

2nd Princess Samyukta : Commited Jauhar and there was no memorial for her saintly character coz they lost the kingdom to heathens and no was around to commemorate or honor the death of their queen.Also fire leaves no body for entombment or burial – hence even if the heathens tried to violate her dead body – and then entomb – that never occured.

3rd King to Assassin : Ghori wanted to take captured royal slaves to his home in Afghanistan, hence he took Prithviraj Chohan prisoner and there he demeaned him, kept him among slaves and some say – even blinded him .This is very natural , we know how the Persian Emperor Xerxes treated King Leonidas of Sparta after defeating him at the cost of half of his army to just three hundred men.
However, Prithviraj Chohan escaped and joined up with rebels in Afghanisthan itself and became their top assassin and one auspicious day – he killed the bigot Ghori while in prayer – just like Ghori defeated him at Panipat.
Then the Chohan King gave himself up or comitted suicide ,since life did not matter to him much, as he had his revenge.

4th India never became fully Islamic ,but is growing back to its Hindu supremacy nation : The slave dynasty, the lodhis, the khiljis, the mughals,the nizams,the pathans and every piece of bigot heathens tried everything from religious taxes to open slavery to eliminate Hinduism and their glorious state of affairs from here but never succeeded.The Rajputs,the Sikhs and the Marathas crushed every piece of bigot stronghold and reduced the Islamic hegemony in India to nothing.
And now these Ghazis are mere terrorists living on borrowed time and hiding behind pseudo-secular protection.

5th DESTRUCTION OF AFGHANISTAN : The wiping out off the Kingdom of looters and plunderers stemmed from this very soil of India.
In the Third Battle of Panipat : the forces of Ghori’s descendant Ahmad Shah Abdali was bled heavily and they won a very disastrous battle against a mere siege contingent of Marathas and when he heard of a force of 1,00,000 more Marathas are crossing the Narmada – he just turned tail and left India begging for peace and truce to the then Maratha Peshwa not to attack Afghanistan.
The Sikh empire started feeding off Afghan Ghurid territory and kept reducing it till was reduced to present day Afghanistan beyond Pakistan.
The Anglo conquest of Afghanistan, ended the Ghurid supremacy , destroying the Ghurid forts and taking great joy in pillage and violation of afghan population.
The afghans were so enraged of British, that their women peed on captured and fallen soldiers of British forces.
This British force was actually a British-Indian force and had full force of Indian Hindu sepoys and commanders under British Major and Colonels who unified and finished Afghan Ghurid power.

It took a 800 years time – but revenge was served in full.

Now the land of Ghori is nothing but a battle field of western power and despotic religious fanatics and refuge seeking whores , while the land of Prithviraj and Samyukta has flown to Moon and has full arsenal of Nuclear bombs and progressing steadily.

Prithviraj Chauhan/Sanyogita–forcing sex oriented ugly thoughts:

I wrote several dozens of articles on Prithviraj Chauhan on this blog and obviously it had to include his love Sanyogita which were  a hit with tremendous popularity at the readers level. No contents of any work remain original after they reach the readers as they are  the ones who view the object with their own bent of mind in much wider a proportion. You talk of birds and some reader thinks of a dove and thought of an owl may flash into the mind of the other one. Whatever be the object and the contents every reader receives it differently. That is what happened in the case of my posts on Prithviraj Chauhan. Fed up with the vulgar language exchanged between pro Prithviraj Chauhan and his enemy Mohd Ghori by way of lengthy comments, I actually stopped writing about the great Indian hero Prithviraj Chauhan. It looks like a well organised gang is hell bent to torpedo the publication on this count. They took exception of important extracts quoted from eminent historians in the post using a filthiest possible language. After a big gap, the mud slinging and use of a vulgar most style of expression is resumed by the gang by way of comments. I am restraining myself to aggressively react and deal with the situation but instead I simply appeal to the antagonists that they have no reasons to read their own perversion between the lines. They can’t erase history nor can they discard the facts. Better it is for them not to go through the writeups which are not to their taste and fancies. Why read something that is not to the taste of the readers concerned or why should they see only sex and vulgarity in a text? It goes without saying that all Indians, and me too, are worshippers of the great hero, Prithviraj Chauhan, but there is no reason to take exception of calling a spade a spade.

Small things too matter much:


Nothing in life is too small, small things may rather matter much at times and what counts is the kind of perception an individual possesses. If a man believes in an art of living, he has a bumper scope to locate the areas which count much from the humane angle generating an atmosphere of love all around him. I have too small a story to narrate. I normally avoid going to doctors as theirs is exclusively a commercial behaviour sans any human touch which is otherwise basically an essential ingredient for them. If at all I need some consultation on health or say for an eye check up I prefer to go to a local hospital called Jawaharlal Rohatgi Netra Chikitsalaya just as a commoner, get myself registered paying necessary fee for the purpose and wait for my chance to come.  I was examined there by a senior vision specialist known as Khan Sahab who has the reputation of being otherwise a hard task master while conducting the check up with harsh murmurs in between. I offered my greetings to him with an element of  cordiality followed by a hearty ‘thank you’ after the testing was over and he referred me to an eye specialist doctor. She was late and I had to wait for her sitting on a chair in the lounge after submitting my registration folder to her assistant –my wait list number being 10, it was placed at the bottom of the heap. In between I noticed that Khan Sahab had entered the doctor’s chamber for a  minute or so. When the doctor came it was to my surprise that she attended me first of all with utmost cordiality and rapt attention. My guess is that it was Khan Sahab who took pains to manage priority to my folder in view of the severe back ache I had which aspect I had shared with him when he was conducting my vision testing lowering my neck or raising it upward with a view to fixing a correct direction. Why did he bother so much for me or my back ache going somewhat out of the way? I had done him no favours except that I was cordially courteous to him. I found a real gentle man in him and I was just wondering why people projected his image as a harsh person. The story confirms that ‘courtesy begets courtesy’ if practiced honestly and faithfully.

The Lost Art Of Reading

Highly thought provoking, this story by alstories is a great pointer for those whose interest lies in reading, a pursuit soothingly divine.

Short stories for a long Journey

The ironic part of this post is that the thrust of what I’m about to say most probably won’t apply to you. The simple fact you are looking at this means you obviously enjoy reading.

Reading is an activity that most of us do, on a daily basis, without much thought. We read the street signs going to and from work and school. We read the daily news in print form, online or more likely, the headlines on television.

Some of us are “Readers” and some of us are not. What I mean to say is, only a relatively small percentage of the population read books for pleasure. Is this a good thing? You can argue either way, I suppose, but I know through my experience people who read extensively are generally more knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. Of course, that’s a generalisation and I can hear you say…

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Prithviraj Chauhan–certain hard facts:


History is brazenly hard and dispassionate to the events that occur where there is no scope of accommodating any prejudices –pro or anti and so is the case while dealing with our most loved hero like Prithviraj Chauhan. His life alongwith his  queen Sanyogita has been most popular a theme in several dozens of the posts on this blog. The Indian readers never relish any thing negative in their context but honesty demands, and so does the history, that they don’t close their eyes against various facts and events. Every view has to be gone through in a dispassionate order. A friend of mine Prof. Karan Dev, an outstanding research scholar in history and himself a great fan of Prithviraj Chauhan, is good enough to keep me apprised of different research themes from time to time. The themes depended upon are basically based on the following great works:

Prthviraja-vijaya of Jayanka
Prthviraja Raso of Chand Bardai
Hammira Mahakavya of Nayachandra Suri
Prabandha-cintamani of Merutunga
Viruddhavidhi-viddhavamsa of Laksmidhara
Kharataragaccha-pattavali of Jinapala
Tabaqat-i Nasiri by Minhaj-i-Siraj
Tarikh-i-Rashidi by Mirza Haider
Tarikh-i-Firishta by Ferishta
Gulshan-i Ibrahim by Muhammad Qasim

Indians by and large worship Prithviraj Chauhan as a victor defeating Ghori but this is what is most controversial an issue and if authors like Prof. Lane Pool are to be relied upon the story is just the opposite. It is like this in the words of Prof. Lane Pool:

“As for the battle of Tarain II, history squarely puts the blame of the defeat on fatty Prithviraj, the hot-headed, sensuous, amorous and arrogant commander of Hindu forces at Tarain — it was he who disregarded the advice given by his aged minister, that of keeping the women, away from the battlefield. the huge Hindu forces on the battlefield were massively hampered by the need to protect their beautiful womenfolk from Islamic rapes, and were consequently not able to fight effectively against the small Muslim army led by ugly Ghori, resulting in disastrous defeat and death of millions of productive potent Hindu Soldiers and rapes of millions of fertile young Hindu wives. Ghori crushed Prithviraj’s testes so hardly that it burst out in his own sac. Ghori raped Sanyogita repeatedly in front of her dying husband Prithviraj to humiliate him. Then Ghori butchered & killed Prithviraj in front of his raped wife Sanyogita”.

The very theme that war field priorities of Raja Prithviraj Chauhan were superseded by his lusty attachment to Rani Sanyogita resulting into India having been dragged to slavery is still a matter of debate and further research, and nothing would exhilarate Indians more than proving that it was actually Prithviraj Chauhan who emerged victorious defeating a dragon named Ghori.

He deserves a place in gallows:

Crisis of security is the core area that confronts the society in India and it is more manifest in the cases of women folk several of whom fall prey to sex maniacs and are raped every now and then throughout the country with the rape perpetrators devising strange modus operandi for the purpose. A police officer Amarjeet Singh Shahi of Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh, India) raped a minor girl being daughter of a close friend of his taking advantage of their close proximity bordering family terms. One afternoon  he visited his friend’s house when the girl was all alone, she offered him tea herself joining him for company sake. Giving her a hoodwink he mixed some hard intoxicant in her cup of tea and she fell unconscious and the rape followed. Soon after he was arrested and tried in a local Court that awarded him 10 years imprisonment with a fine of Rs.65,000/ out of which 50,000/ is to be given to the victim and the balance deposited in the government treasury. Not at all enough. Highly dissatisfied the girls father is planning to take the matter to higher court demanding much harsher a punishment for the culprit. In fact for a heinous crime like perpetrating rape 10 years imprisonment is nothing. The punishment has to be the one that adequately teaches a lesson to the culprit and also the other potential perpetrators of rape giving a message in an ample measure that the people involving themselves in most condemnable a crime like this shall at no cost be spared. Nothing short of a death sentence sending the culprit to gallows is acceptable.

Faithfuls or saboteurs?

Faith could at times be a negative term too when it comes to defining its character and spelling out its direction. When direction is determined the very faith could lead to a sabotage in many a cases with the perpetrator turning to a saboteur instead of a faithful one. Much depends on what type of a society we have and what is our national character, every story takes place based on that. There is a locality with the mohalla name of Faithful Ganj in Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh, India). The mohalla was developed by the then British Collector of Kanpur exclusively as a colony for those Indians who were committed loyals to British rulers providing them their concocted evidences against freedom fighters besides acting as spies for British. Britishers used them as a produce from Indian soil to their own interest and benefit setting them against their own Indian brothers engaged in freedom movement. They were actually the slave monkeys dancing to the tunes of their masters, the British. They had no conscience ever to prick dead to the core as it was. The very locality still exists with the same name and the situation has  obviously undergone much of a change but whenever I pass through it I do develop a feel of the sort of a bad smell that emits there still, bad smell of the pigs who belonged to the country but acted against it licking to the toes of the aggressors, the British. They could have been ‘faithfuls’ to foreign rulers but the fact remains that they were actually the saboteurs for India, the motherland. Shame on them, this is how the history records it.

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The mausoleum that still earns highest revenue:

The historical romance between Shahjahan and Mumtaz Mahal looking live even on date in the form of Taj Mahal on the bank of Yamuna river in Agra (India) is not only a love story but is the one that earns a big revenue to the Government of India as if love too is an investment capable of yielding sumptuous returns in terms of money. It earned a record high figure of Rs.21.84 crore as entrance fee alone during the current financial year 2013-14. Being a monarch with limitless financial resources Shahjahan could immortalise his love for Mumtaz Mahal constructing a monument for her which privilege is much beyond even a remotest dream for a common man despite the fact that his love for his spouse might be a thousand times more than that of Shahjahan’s. An eminent poet described this cruel anomaly like this:

“एक शहंशाह ने दौलत का सहारा लेकर

  हम ग़रीबों की मोहब्बत का  उड़ाया है मज़ाक”

(A monarch abusing his money power has made a fun of all of us, the poor)

The shining marbles of 361 years old Taj Mahal are fading away with the passage of time and there may come a stage when it disappears altogether mingling in the dust but the love story in the background may still remain. Love of both the rich and the poor, if it is really eternal, may continue as the part of stories and the folklore but not the money side of it. The flow of the money the monument earns today may be corked up some day obliviously transgressing into the past and what may remain still thereafter to a considerable extent is the love side of it, the serene sort of a love not necessarily prospering with the support of money power.