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. . . . ..This is Abraham Finny Dayasingh(06AF102). Friends call me Binnybhai. Aim in life is to become a politician. Love travelling , photography, cycling. Thank you for visiting my blog. Please leave a comment if you enjoyed.
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Laloo, our fallen hero.


Sushil Modi(BJP-Bihar) son got married last week and Tejaswi Yadav(Laloo’s son) had threaten to disrupt the wedding.

Year 1994 –
Congress has been decimated after Narasimha Rao rule and so was BJP post 1992 riot. A huge opportunity for other parties to make a mark on national level. In competition was Janta Dal and so was Laloo Yadav in the race to become the PM. Before the election Laloo has been convicted of the fodder case.

Bhabua –
Murali Manohar Joshi(BJP) and Laloo Yadav(JD) were schedule to come to Bhabua, my hometown in Bihar on the same day for election campaign. The whole town was cover by banners and poster of Murali ji, the only senior BJP leader to come and campaign in my town. Newspaper Ads, flags, microphones and everything else done to bring people for Murali ji’s meeting to be held at the Jagjivan stadium. 5000 people gathered around 11 am and the meeting was over.

Loved Politician.
In comes Laloo Yadav on his trademark yellow helicopter, flew over the town for 10 min and landed in the aerodrum. Our aerodrum was used as helipad only during election, all the other time we played cricket on it. 10,000 people even before the man have taken the stage. The crowd kept increasing. We Biharis loved this man. No campaigning was needed nor someone had to shut down electricity so the crowd move to the meeting. Laloo was loved and no matter what people flung to see him with no advertisement or prachar for his arrival.

Laloo and Mr Vajpayee often attacked at each other. Vajpayee was the one to put Laloo back to his place from national level. But when Vajpayee visited Bihar during rule as Prime Minister, Laloo personally made sure that his food and stay was well taken care of. They had lunch together on the second day of his visit and Laloo knowing Vajpayee fond for curd had homemade curd ready for Mr Vajpayee(It came in Newspaper).


Advani Episode :
Even before 1996, Laloo had ordered a must needed arrest of Advani in 1990 while on his Rath Yatra spewing hatred all around the country. Post his arrest, Laloo met him at prison and made sure he was comfortable and apart of his movement he was free to do anything. Laloo knew the arrest would cost him the government and it did.



 Laloo in Delhi to convince Advani to stop his Rath yatra.


Initial Days
Sankarshan Thakur’s book on Laloo describe him as a man who genuinely care about his people during his early days. Late nights he would come out to distribute blanket and food to the people left unaided on MG setu. Laloo was known a messiah for a reason.

Laloo made another arrest of a guy during a protest in Patna, I don’t remember his name(recroded in the book by Sankarshan Thakur). Post arrest, Laloo made a visit to prison with homemade food and advise him on why he got his arrested. Laloo said ‘no one knew till last evening, today Bihar knows you. This is good for you. Now eat and take rest.’

What point are you trying to make?
The point I am trying to make here is Laloo always kept his personal and political life separately. He never mixed his political anger with his personal affairs.
Coming back to Tejaswi Yadav threat to Sushil Modi, Laloo rebukes his son and he himself attended the wedding.

 

I have different political principles and different religious belief and still after argument I can sit with my friends and drink or ask for help without any hitches. You know why? Because we are grown up, because we are matured. Laloo is matured to keep his personal and political alignment in different tracks. Be like Laloo.Be Matured.

Laloo, our fallen hero.
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Quit India Movement - 75th Anniversary

Our nation is celebrating 75th anniversary of the “Quit India Movement”.

8 August, 1942, The father of our nation Gandhi, asked people to adopt non-violence for the Quit India movement. Ahimsa against the British was declared. The fight was not against the British but their imperialism.

The freedom struggle was real. Activist were getting beaten, tortured, imprisoned and killed. INC was the only organization who fought this struggle. CPI(Communist) did support the movement except during quit India movement when Russia(Communist) allied with British. 

RSS, They neither fought nor supported any movement of struggle. In-fact they sided with the British. Zero RSS member were arrested from 1925-1947. RSS boycott Quit India movement and Savarkar(RSS) had sold his soul to the British in return for being released from Prison. His communal propaganda hurt the freedom movement even further.

For INC it was the country. For Communist, their ideology and for RSS it was politics. Fast forward 5 years from 1942 and Gandhi is shot dead by Godse-Savarkar(RSS).
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KTM duke 390 delivery - Coimbatore

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Questioning Education

Meet Raja,



Met him at KRP Park on his school uniform bunking class and roaming around the park.
My first question was “What are you doing here without going to school”. He Smiled back.
I asked him to help me with my camera in return for 10 bucks. He smiled back again and replied ‘No need of money, get me lunch’. Deal.

This kid is no ordinary. Probably carrying camera for the first time and the way he handled the camera was par professionals. His eye and lens coordination, his feet movement.. Panning slowly. Resting his elbow on his belly to avoid camera shake and asking me many times to change direction understanding the light for better videos.

Talent and Passion is what I saw. Get him a camera and some editing training and he will be on his own earning money.

On top of all the passion/talent, his communication skill in negotiating lunch over 10 bucks. That is enough marketing skill to thrive.

Makes me wonder sometime what will be the purpose of his 12-15 years of education in school and college in the current system we have. I am not against education but the system of education he has to go through. What if we had a system that would translate this talent of his into something beautiful for his future.

#TravelDiaries #SEED100
 
P.S – He is getting help.
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Boy and his passion


Strolling on Avinashi road, Coimbatore looking for a studio to take my passport picture I happened to see sculptures arranged in a corner. Sculpture of different Gods/Goddesses, of flower vase, and of figurines. Under a tree on his old ‘thela gadi’ sat Prakash. Prakash is from Gujarat. His only talent is to make sculpture of any form.

Lost his mother when 6. Dad was working at Gujarati Samaj in Coimbatore and had pulled him in to work at the food mess there. Soon he learned the art of making stuff out of clay from his dad and started his own small business. Not just that he also supports his sister’s education.
To Prakash and to the billions of dream out there......shubhakaamanaen
More about his work on my next Video by Friday.
https://www.youtube.com/binnysingh
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Motorcycle trip from Bangalore to Chennai - KRP Dam - Ambur Briyani - Ra...

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TASMAC and it ill effect

Two days back I had to accompany a female friend of mine in a Chennai slum to meet a girl regarding her education which is to be supported by Seed100. The mother works in the local temple selling balloons, plastics toys and stuff to run the house and her eye gleaming with anticipation for our help. The house with just one room and asbestos roof and a plastic door. The mother and her 3 daughter treated us well with hot coffee and arranged cold water from neighbor's refrigerator.

Halfway through the cheerful conversation, enters the drunk dad. The kids runs out in fear, the mother tried to control him and keep nudging his shoulder, almost in tear asking him to calm down. The mother wanting her daughters to be educated more than the father cared and to stand in their own legs, not to end up in the same place as hers. Fast forward, the conversation is over we are out and then hearing the dreadful story of the family. I understood one thing, an alcoholic father is the worst curse to one family. This guy has been drinking enough to bring the family to poverty and forcing his 3 girls who aspires to become Lawyer, nurse and tailor to sit at home.

Two of my closest friends have similar story to share. Drunk, causing problem to the wife, fight with almost everyone in the family, embarrassment when in family meetings, and above all being the biggest threat to the kids life and the future.

It was MGR who established the TASMAC in 1983 and later Jaya who overnight established the chains across the state. She campaign to ban alcohol even when she was already in power in 2016. Government(AIADMK) has promised to shut down the TASMAC(the state run liquor business) in the last election, little to nothing has been done to shut it down. Recently the new prison-controlled-CM ordered for closure of 500 store which is still on papers.

Alcohol has been banned in many other states. Nitish Kumar banned alcohol in Bihar. Why are people allowing Nitish Kumar to ban alcohol in Bihar even though it generates huge revenue for them? Because sometimes people's lives are more important than money.

Yesterday a 7 year old boy stood in the crouching sun for 3 hours demanding closure of TASMAC near his school. They shut it down for 2 hours and opened it again. someone needs to hold the kid's hand like the one we did in Jallikattu protest. The story is covered by my good friend Pheba. The link is in the comment.

The TASMAC has to shut down and it has to shut down now.