Thursday, March 22

Is secular just a buzz-word?

Check out this article. For obvious reasons this has not been covered by the media ;). I am quite surprised that media which prowls for such controversial topics is silent. Sold out perhaps?
A christian cross (on the new 2 rupee coin) and some Saint Dnyaneswar (on the new 1 rupee coin) replacing the majestic Indian flag and the lion capital in the two respectively. Since when did the government displace people and items of national interest out in favour of religious symbols?
I wonder if our constitution's tenets such as secularism have become a cover for many politicians to do all their dirty work. Flaunt it all in their flagrant speachs to fool the masses and get on with their scum. Disgraceful yet the truth. Have people become so tolerant or is it their disregard for anything outside their livelyhood? Or too busy to take on such issues?
Reminds me of this quote - "We must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we much fear most, and that is the indifference of good men".

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At Monday, March 26, 2007 8:59:00 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

**We must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we much fear most, and that is the indifference of good men".

thats not evil...is it? :)

Keshi.

 
At Monday, March 26, 2007 10:10:00 PM, Blogger SamY said...

by definition, maybe not :) ... but I think that is one of the reason y evil prevails ;) ... most gud ppl are not courageous enough to root out evil

take corruption in India for e.g. ... good ppl here out number those involved in corrupt practices ... n much of these so called gud ppl dun stand up against it ;) ... that kinda makes the gud men corrupt too nah?

I do believe that such indifference is evil :) ... bitter but true ... at least that my POV

 
At Tuesday, March 27, 2007 5:36:00 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

**that kinda makes the gud men corrupt too nah?

yeah but it dun make em corrupt/evil...rather lazy.

Keshi.

 
At Wednesday, March 28, 2007 11:02:00 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

wakey wakey :)

Keshi.

 
At Saturday, August 11, 2007 6:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi!

Here's my 2 Paise worth on the 2-Rupee coin controversy. It doesn’t matter whether the ‘cross’ (or ‘cross like symbol’) on the new 2-Rupee coin has been printed intentionally or unintentionally. The conclusion, in my view, is the same.

If the motive behind printing the ‘cross’ on the coin is intentional, then shame upon the Government! The public should demand the immediate withdrawal of this non-secular coin. India's
‘secular’ values must not be compromised at any cost. On the flip side, if the ‘cross’ on the coin may be attributable to nothing more than poor taste and design, and is indeed unintentional, it would befit the Government to recall this coin ASAP, just to avoid any potential issues/problems that may arise because of the design’s ‘likeness’ to a ‘cross’ (recalling the coin would also help clear the Government of any pseudo-secular charges imposed upon it by the public………in light of this fact, doesn’t it make you wonder why the Government hasn’t recalled the 2 (as well as the 1) Rupee coin as yet?

Oh! And one more thing! From a usability standpoint, this coin really stinks. I often have trouble differentiating between the new 2-Rupee coin and the old 1-Rupee coin. God alone knows how the illiterate and the blind are coping with this issue. As correctly pointed out by someone in one of the articles I recently read on the internet, "The consequences of failing to immediately recognize coins would pose a problem for a huge chunk of illiterate and visually impaired persons who depend on the physical factors of the coin for immediate comprehension."

The coin scores a big, fat ‘zero’ no matter how you flip it! Let’s show this worthless coin the door!

Proud Hindu and Secular Indian!

 

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