14 February 2008

THE POISON - GLOBALISATION

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183 435
one hundred and eighty three thousand, yes you read it right.

183 435 farmers committed suicide in 6 years of globalisation.

This figure is till 2005. Figures are conflicting, these are official figures. you can safely multiply it by four. when a family of 4 commits suicide, it is counted as one farmer.
The actual figure would be staggering
74 suicides in January 2008 alone.


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According to one report, Women, landless farmers and members of the Untouchable caste are not listed. Most of the farm hands are untouchables. When they die, they are not counted.They did not exist. They have no right to exist.


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i am proud of my country, i would like to tell you how beautiful my country is and how nice the people are, this is something i should not be writing.
This is sad.

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One farmer committed suicide in the hope of being reborn as a cow in England.
If you are a good farmer, you will be reborn as a cow, a mad cow.

This is the punishment for India not joining the war. The result is the same.
Death for American soldiers, who are not aware of what they are doing,
death for innocent civilians in the war and
death for those who refuse to join the game of killing bloodshed and greed.


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Ask this boy struggling to keep his lunch box over his head and managing his buffalos.
Do you think he knows where Iraq is ?
He may not be even aware that there is a war going on somewhere.

Arms of Indian politicians are twisted to accept globalisation. The suicides of the farmers is a direct result of war, corporate greed and unfair trade practices.

These farmers don't even know what globalisation is. They are
not aware of the cause of their misery which is leading them to take their own lives.

The murderers are the American Multinationals.


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Please read this carefully.
If you are an Indian YOU ARE A PEST.
You may be an elite, still you are a pest.
The West considers Indians other third World citizens as unwanted insects.
Please accept this as a fact.
Some decent people call the Third world as Developing nations.
Please read my post I HAVE NO RIGHT TO LIVE
India became a free country in 1947 and we are slowly marching back to slavery, allowing the giant multinationals to have total control on us.

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The 'NEW WORLD ORDER' concept has been around since last century.

"a sovereign power that will make them the masters of all inferior beings"

It gathered momentum on 9/11. Globalisation is a part of the agenda.
President GW Bush is indeed an insignificant clown in the game. His dad is a complete believer in the NEW WORLD ORDER and he is not a clown like his son. Dreams of the father Bush matched with those of Hitler. Son Bush is just a harmless fool. You can ignore him. But the people behind him are the real criminals who are serious about the NEW WORLD ORDER.
Evil has always been very powerful.
Power is Evil.
Good never destroys Evil
Evil destroys itself or destroyed by a bigger Evil.

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Our lands have been poisoned, and we are eating poison. Experiments are conducted on the Third world countries. Greedy politicians have allowed the giant multinationals to play around, experiment on unsuspecting citizens.
India is a giant laboratory for these greedy multi nationals.i think eating poison has made me stronger, i could be immune to other poisons, i may survive a biological war or a nuclear radiation. i have eaten so much of pesticides. Pesticide is my major food.


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These Giant Multinationals are doing their best to change the eating habits of the Indians by dumping palm and soya oil along with GM food which is rejected by the Europeans.


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The smile on the face would disappear when machines take over their job. Suicide is the only option open to them. Modernisation is another blow to the farmer and the farmhands.
Large chunks of land is bought by the local giants using modern faming methods, the farmhands just stand there and watch.
Our leaders have no clue about progress.
They are running towards New York.
Skyscrapers, shopping malls and roads full of cars is their dream and a vision of progress.

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One machine throws hundred farm hands out of work. They can just stand and watch with wonder, End of smiles.
Next day is the day of suicide.


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Do the giant American Multinationals really care about the mass suicides of the farmers ?
No

"Their(New WORLD ORDER) intention is to effect complete and total control over every human being on the planet and to dramatically reduce the world's population by 5.5 Billion people".

The entrire report is quite chilling. There are hundreds of sites,
please google NEW WORLD ORDER

"In this One World entity, population will be limited by restrictions on the number of children per family, diseases, wars, famines, until 1 billion people who are useful to the ruling class, in areas which will be strictly and clearly defined, remain as the total world population - There will be no middle class, only rulers and the servants"

What a dream it was in 1835, and the dream is still alive and becoming a reality now.

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I sincerely apologise !
The above document appears to be a fake. i thought of removing it, i let it remain as there's a comment on it.

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Politicians who act as the sidekicks of such Multinationals claim that the globalisation has helped reduce poverty. They give figures.
Quite true.
Because they are all dead. Murdered by the Multinationals.
If you are poor you better die. We don't want you.
Then they come up with figures, charts, graphs showing how globalisation has reduced poverty.

Poverty has only gone up, i see it everywhere during my travels.

They want to remove poverty by killing the farmer, farmhands and the poor, driving them to commit suicide.


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Production and supply of food would be controlled by these criminal giants who will make you eat what they push. It is beginning in India. Local giants have emerged, who can be easily bought by the American giants. It is nearly impossible to remove
these road side vendors. But they will be cornered to commit suicides in the near future, to reduce poverty. And you will have fresh figures, charts, graphs splashed on TV and news papers showing how the level of poverty has come down.



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OWEE she is smiling, poor thing, she is not aware of her future. This is raagi, a health grain, advised by doctors. Doesn't look very good on the plate but very tasty. i have it every day.
This grain would disappear when multinationals take over completely, or it will be genetically tampered.

We do not know how the food reaches our dining table.


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The people who bring food to our dining table have no peace of mind.
Drought, praying for rain, floods, rain at the wrong time, they have to face too many problems.
They depend on the mercy of nature.
Nature on one side and greedy multinationals are on the other.
They are caught in between.
Not all farmers are lucky. Things go wrong. The only option open for them is suicide.
But we don't miss a meal. They die to keep us alive.

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How long do you think these smiles would last ?

82 comments:

vishesh said...

what you say is true...but have we ever been free? i believe that we are a country which can never live under democracy...and that speach is there in my school pasted...actually the part about breaking the indian education system...well the did and we fools are still following it...

as for the MNC's well roti and dhoti are slowly going...we can't live with it..and yes everyone wants more of everything...but if everyone works in the fields well lesser money...but i guess thats lesser than no money...

btw my blog address now is http://visheshunni.wordpress.com

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hey my dearest friend RAUF,

Free , what is free... My dad is free because is is FREE of pain and in heaven, I am so gla or him he is ee'd of life,

Talking about freedom of speech,so much is going on here in Holland, one woman Arian Hirsi Ali,is fightning for her safety of life, because she said something about women and their rights. Another filmmaker is mrudered becuase he offended some religious rules ( you shouldn't do that!) but why ooh why are people playing the judge? we have NOT the right judge and also not to offend no-one ever never...who-ever that is in whatever rank or proffesion.

Free is let each other in its own value, and be interested and filled with LOVE....

HAPPY VALENTINE:)
from your Dutch Friend

Love wishes TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

JoAnn D-eyes/NL

Ruth said...

The human being has capacities beyond the imagination. The capacity to create and to destroy. The capacity to smile in the middle of a back-breaking work day. The capacity to create heaven on earth, the capacity to create hell on earth. The capacity to hope, and the capacity to despair. Only humans have all this power, as you’ve said here lots of times. We make these choices every day, but some of us are never given any choice but despair. As long as people exist who have no choices, and as long as people exist who rob them of choice, I as a human am demeaned.

mystic rose said...

I see you are back, and Im happy. its good to have you back.

Thats quite an impassioned post, I wish more people would read it and wake up.

Aaarti said...

Wow, you've put into words what i've been feeling for quite some time...globalisation is good in certain aspects, but seeing such instances and watching people lose their lives since their liveliood is at stake is very sadd... breaks my heart everytime i read abt a farmer commiting suicide...

wonder what we can do about it...
awesome pics...

want more people to read this post of urs... will make an impact~~

on a lighter(not ciggerette lighteru) note-
happpy ballentine day to u too Rauf..
now go get urself a mobile phone, and let me go look for silk smitha's ph number...

Aaarti said...

Wow, you've put into words what i've been feeling for quite some time...globalisation is good in certain aspects, but seeing such instances and watching people lose their lives since their liveliood is at stake is very sadd... breaks my heart everytime i read abt a farmer commiting suicide...

wonder what we can do about it...
awesome pics...

want more people to read this post of urs... will make an impact~~

on a lighter(not ciggerette lighteru) note-
happpy ballentine day to u too Rauf..
now go get urself a mobile phone, and let me go look for silk smitha's ph number...

isabella said...

Another eloquent, passionate post. The number you quoted are truly tragic!

But as much as I am against globalization, I don't think you can throw the entire blame on the multinationals...India's government consistently rates as the most corrupt in Asia! And I have not heard of any one individual outside India, building himself a billion dollar home (Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man).

The first step in India's quest for freedom should be some house cleaning, don't you agree?

Valentine's hugs to you, Rauf!

Rauf said...

True VISHESH, we have never been free. Our education system is designed to be good obedient slaves. Thomas Babington Macaulay is the man behind our system. Indians make very good slaves. A person may be rich or elite, but the poverty in his minds cannot be removed, slavery in the minds of people cannot be removed. And we think anything foreign is better than what we have. We will be in deep trouble when the software bubble bursts. We will go back to agriculture based economy.

Rauf said...

Dear Friend JOANN, We have too much of freedom here in India, so much that we do not know what freedom is. We are not aware where freedom begins and where it ends.

Freedom without responsibility is a curse.

Happy Valentines Day to you too JOANN.
love and hugs

Rauf said...

RUTH, one farmer committed suicide in the hope of being reborn as a cow in England. He died believing it. They accept not having freedom or not having choices as religion. They obey what masters say hoping that for for being good, for religiously leading a life of slavery, a life of no choices, he will be reborn in a higher cast. The chap who came up with the theory of Karma was a genius. We have slaves who never protest. They believe slavery is a virtue. Same in Christianity and Islam too.
Serve your master you serve God.
He believes in a better life in paradise.

Rauf said...

Oh! its so pleasing to see the red rose here after a long time MYSTIC ROSE, hope you are doing fine.

Rauf said...

IZZIDEE SWEET, Our politicians are the greatest and smartest. your politicians get caught, not ours. Our guys can teach your guys how to steal public money without getting caught. We had corruption right from day one Izzidee, but the farmers were not committing suicides then. This is a recent phenomenon. i blame our politicians too for allowing the multinationals to control us. i still blame the MNCs for the farmer's misery.
Cleaning the house is only a dream Izzidee.

Rauf said...

Hi AAARTI, i don't have solutions too, except to go back to where we were 20 years ago. but that doesn't seem to be a good idea. Our politicians are making merry allowing the MNCs. We have no idea what is good for us and what is not good for us. First of all we have gross misconceptions about progress.

You have to teach my how to send a SMS to Silk smitha Aaarti. i don't even know how to hold a mobile phone.
hope you had good fun on bhallentine's day.

iamnasra said...

its heart breaking ...thats alll i can say

SwedeHart said...

It is so refreshing to see a new post from you, even if it is about suicide and globalization. The expression of your passion and love is the fruit of a garden nurtured with GMs and pesticides. You have traveled so extensively and have seen so much beauty, and here you are, thanks to globalization, sharing it with me, who is thousands of miles from you. The richness of this experience is bittersweet considering the circumstances under which it is occurring, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. This moment is all there is, truly, and that is why your farmer friends are smiling. That is why Westerners journey to India in search of God, because present minded thinking is nearly extinct here. Your post brings me deeply into a moment that I would like to experience, walking down a dirt road to pass a boy with his cows crossing a river with a lunchbox in his hand, and a drowning smile. If I could get over the dysentery, I would climb right into that river with him. I am reading a lovely book called EAT PRAY LOVE. From what I read this morning, "In our real lives, we are constantly hopping around to adjust ourselves around discomfort- physical, emotional and psychological- in order to evade the reality of grief and nuisance. Vipassana meditation teaches that grief and nuisance are ineveitable in this life, but if you can plant yourself in stillness long enough, you will, in time, experience the truth that everything (both uncomfortable and lovely) does eventually pass. 'The world is afflicted with death and decay, therefore the wise do not grieve, knowing the terms of the world,' says an old Buddhist teaching. In other words: Get used to it." But, if we just get used to it, then multinationals have more freedom to exploit, so this is quite a riddle.

nativetxanj said...

You left up a false document because it helps you in your uneducated rant. Your problems are not due to America, but we are a handy target to all the whiners in this world, aren't we? My first and last visit to this "site". A waste of time and idiotic.

SwedeHart said...

Sorry, but I have to laugh at the Native Texan out loud. I wouldn't consider Texan mentality to be on the cutting edge of consciousness, any more than I would American mentality. It's actually quite ironic, though, because in the book I stated earlier, EAT PRAY LOVE, one of the most enlightened characters happens to be Texan. Oh, well, go eat a rack of BBQ ribs; you'll forget all about your uncomfortable experience of hearing someone else's point of view.

SwedeHart said...

Sorry, but I have to laugh at the Native Texan out loud. I wouldn't consider Texan mentality to be on the cutting edge of consciousness, any more than I would American mentality. It's actually quite ironic, though, because in the book I stated earlier, EAT PRAY LOVE, one of the most enlightened characters happens to be Texan. Oh, well, go eat a rack of BBQ ribs; you'll forget all about your uncomfortable experience of hearing someone else's point of view.

vishesh said...

yes rauf...no one realises...guess the water which makes the bubble can't see....

Rauf said...

heart breaking indeed NASRA

Rauf said...

SWEDEHART, i feel so miserable that i can't do anything about it. All i can do is visit them spend some happy moments by showing them the pictures on the
camera screen, they get pretty excited. This time it was a place called KokkraBellur a remote village in Karnataka, quite a bumpy ride on a dirt road. An old lady was frying 'Mirchi Vada' (Chilies dipped in flour and fried) Made my friends sit on the floor and eat, we had tea with the farmers at the end of a very tiring day for them.
They are untouchables and not respected by the society, the multinationals are not responsible for the unjust and cruel caste system in India. i pay them respect by removing my shoes before entering their houses, sit on the floor and eat in their
vessels, drink water or tea in their cups and tumblers. They are thrilled always. they don't ask for money or possessions, they just want to be respected by the
society. My friend Rajkumar did his best to persuade the old lady who gave us hot yummy 'mirchi vada' and tea to accept little extra money for her help, but she
politely refused to accept.

The boy crossing the river with lunch box over is head was actually singing a Telugu film song, this was in Andhra. He nearly dropped his lunch box in the water waving at me posing for the camera.

You must be pretty excited about the new experiences coming your way Swedehart. I wish you all the best.

Rauf said...

NATIVETXANJ, i entertain no hopes that you would return to read my response to your comment.

i assume you are a Texan and naturally what i write would seem pretty idiotic to you.

The document spread like wild fire among Indians all over the world. i have to let people know that it is a fake.

i am not alone, rest of the world is equally sick of American government's high handed attitude.

i really wish i could give back the time you wasted on my page, in this regard even Almighty God is powerless to undo the past.
Thank you for your visit and your comment.

Rauf said...

SWEDEHART, This is a debate and i don't expect readers to agree with me. they have the right to express their opinion. Not all are as sensitive and as thoughtful as you are.

FOUR DINNERS said...

Your photo's say it all. You live in a beautiful country with some incredible people - I have Asian friends who are over here for a 'better life' and, financially at least, maybe have a better life but why have did they have to leave such a beautiful country full of people like you to obtain it?

So many natural resources squandered by governments and multi nationals. So much greed.

I don't know about a riot in my little town, maybe we should organise one around the world eh?

All those wasted lives. All those lost smiles - and you know what, when an Asian smiles their entire faces light up. Even in a dump like Britain.

I want to change the world and don't know how.

Lotsa hugs mate. Stay strong.

4D

Swedehart - It ain't about points of view mate. It's about living and dying. Why are these people dying when they should have so much? Humanity sucks.

SwedeHart said...

FD, I just went to your site, and I see there is a softer side to Homer Simpson!

There will be more for others when we stop building more shopping malls in the Western world.

"The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran

SwedeHart said...

Rauf, I cannot imagine what it is like to see this with my own eyes. Any suffering that goes on around here happens behind closed doors.

Sandy said...

Rauf, #1, these are beautiful photos of beautiful human beings.

#2, I read somewhere on the internet a few days ago about this same topic. I was so appalled and everything you say I have read and researched before and know that this is going on. I am NOT proud of my country, only its' people who abhor what is going on and feel powerless also. And we don't even get good choices for candidates although we all know the highest office here really is just a chess piece and our president now is a buffoon and who knows what the next one will be.

My heart breaks to hear of these things.

Globalization has ruined so many.

And GM foods, don't even get me started.

thank you for your thoughtful beautful post.
I want more people to read this so am linking here today.

sandy

Sewmouse said...

This post makes me very sad - it is always sad to see people losing their homes, their lives, their families - to corporate greed.

Many of us knew, back even BEFORE 2000, that another Bush in the white house would be a terrible thing - few listened to us.

Nativtxanj epitomizes the utter distain most of the "conservatives" feel toward anyone anywhere in the world (including the US) not born white and wealthy here in the US.

It seems, however, that once the truly evil get their way, they become complaicent - like the Chinese emperors, the French Aristocracy, the Russian Czars, or Cecescue in Romania - and eventually the populace, even though inadequately armed and disproportionately weak - find the courage to destroy and overthrow these despotic maniacs. India rose up in arms once before and drove out the Superpower, Britain.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hey dear Rauf,
I came to visit , to see your wonderfull blog (photo's)again, and reading the comments and your reactions, I always like doing that, your blog is so interesting.

I was looking at your countrien cows, they really have their "duty' to work. and even swim wow!

Last weekend was great wetaher here in Holland (7 C egrees only) and I enjoyed that SO MUCH! , come and join me on my sunday-sunny walk!

Have a great week Rauf,
Love and hug from JoAnn

Nathalie said...

Dear Rauf, what beautiful photos you show in support of this passionate post.

Globalization as a most dangerous thing, I can only agree with that. I have strong concerns about what multinational corporations want to make of this world.

But I have mixed feelings about what India was before globalization.

A country where women and untouchables are not counted because they "do not exist" (in your own words), that's not caused by globalization, that's caused by your ancient traditions. Are they so valuable that they shouldn't change?

We should all attempt to make globalization a chance to make this world a better place for all.

Matangi Mawley said...

u'r pictures breathe!

Sonia said...

Really a passionate post/reportage with wonderful pictures! I have been learning so much about your country reading your post.

Alicia M B Ballard said...

Dearest Raufie

Belated HAPPY VALENTINES my dear fried!

Long time no see... :)

Amazing pics - there isn't much I can add to your words, other than I will forward your site link to many on my email list and post a link (after snaching a pic - donno which 'coz they are all fabulous)
on my newly/again! renamed TERRA LOGICS blog... I am sure you'll catch the drift, so apropos to all that happens around uson this planet of ours

Sad, indeed what we witness and being slowly being forced to become acustomed to...

I will tell you that here, in a "regular" supermarket, there is probably only 20 % of FOOD that most of - unless labeled "organic" is most likely GM, the other 80% are "edibles" full of "chemical sutff" that are passed as food.
I am now making it a regular part of my visit to comment on the lack of "real food" and on the overwhelming amount of non-esential make-believe-edibles...

Even baby formula has chemicals and GM's - so, babys/children already grow up most likely inmune or (?) ill as some illnesses have escalated to completely unacceptable numbers...

My goodness - and I said all I was doing was ? :) (as above, he-he-he Oh, well you know me)

I as I writing to you, the newsman on the TV behind me is stating that the latest study urges our governmet to close the salmon farms as it is highly likely that the entire salmon population is going to be obliterated from our system..... is the sea lice in the salmon farms around the islands that attacks and eats up the wild salmon as they are transiting by - another thing we "oh-wise-home-sapiens" felt the need to improve upon!

Lots of love and hugs
:)

Dawn....सेहर said...

Hey let me tell you first I loved the title ...a big strong one...I support you on that!
Secondly, I think INdian Tourism dept should pay you for doing such a good thing ....bringing awareness with earth ...the land ..true land :)
Thanks for everything
Keep up the good work
Cheers

Rauf said...

FOUR DINNERS, sorry for the delay in responding.

Britain is not a dump. Unfortuntely wrong policies adopted by your government has made you a minority in your own country.

i agree with you, its the greed which ruins the life of people. It ruins the country in the end. Cheap labour bring their own problems and life style with them and they never change. After 2nd world war Britain France and Germany wanted to bring in cheap labour. Now things have gone out of hand. The decisions of the government are influenced by the greedy business people. Now you are suffering for the sins committed by your government. its greed of business people which made them leave the shores of England and invade and occupy other countries. US is doing the same. Now they can invade and occupy a country within half an hour. Just imagine the greedy guys on sail ships taking months to reach and occupy other lands make slaves out of the natives. Slave trade was the worst of all the sins. Slavery was free labour. More money. Now there is evolution in slavery. Masters remain the same. Conditions of the slavery has changed. they are fed well now.
Create a situation where people gladly and willingly become slaves.
they are dying to become slaves.
How clever! This is business FOUR DINNERS.

Rauf said...

SWEDEHART, India is a land of extremes. you would love it or hate it. Kindly let me be your guide when you come to India, i'd love to be your host.

Eyes of the horses are covered on the sides so that the see straight while riding. i am not sure if it is still in practice. but i have felt this is inhuman.

When you come to India Swedehart, you have to see good and the bad, pleasant and unpleasant. i will take you to real India, i will not try to cover your eyes to avoid unpleasnt India. Hpe you would visit soon.

Rauf said...

SANDY, 365 days of sunshine, rich in natural resources, India has been a land of milk and honey. Right from Aryans, Alexander to the British, they all invaded India and decided to stay here.

What US is doing now has already been done by the other European countries in the past. India has been a play ground of greed in the past. This is nothing new for us. All for business, to make money to get richer. Its the natives who suffer and die.

Rauf said...

SEWMOUSE, people have the right to express their opinion in the blogs. i welcome all.

Bush or no Bush, the idea is same who ever comes to power. Its the businessmen who bring such people to power to help them get richer. This is nothing new. People suffer. Now its more brutal. All survived earlier. Today its useful who are allowed to survive. Others simply perish. This will get worse in the future. The NEW WORL ORDER which father Bush promoted, the son Bush is just following it.
Earlier in the history they invaded countries to push religion or some philosophy but the main reason was always plunder and loot or profit. Today plunder and loot IS the philosophy.

Yes i agree with you Sewmouse, people would rise to fight. Our own government has become so corrupt that they will help the evil to get more powerful and get richer. The poor farmers and landless farmhands will take their own lives. This is well planned murder.

Rauf said...

Thank you JOANN, You will see cows everywhere in India. They are on the roads too. You will wonder what the cows are doing on the roads walking running in the traffic. You can see some pictures
in 'Banaras the holy city' post.
Have a great Weekend JOANN

Rauf said...

NATHALIE, quite right, the same globalisation can be made to make this world a happy place to live. Little change in philosophy and attitude is needed. The truth is that there is a parallel globalisation coming from the US and Europe who are sincerely doing their best to help remove poverty and helping the developing countries. Individuals are more and more kind and compassionate and are willing to help the poor and the unfortunate.

On one side there is a drive to remove poverty and on the otherside more poverty is created by globalisation.

Nathalie, i have written a lot about th evil caste system and untouchability in earlier post. This social evil has been prevailing in India for thousands of years. It is a very smart system, very clever. Rich get free bonded labour who can never protest. Having low esteem is a religion here. Man feeling inferior is considered religious. This unfortunate man leads an undignified life religiously in the hope of being reborn in a higher caste. Theory of Karma is very smart and clever. Globalisation has nothing to do with the theory of Karma. Now they will get bright ideas. They will make globalisation a religion.
'Globalised Karma'.
Master and slaves. Slavery accepted as religion, they will never protest.

Hope you are doing fine Nathalie, please enjoy your weekend, hope the weather is good for your imaginative photography.

Rauf said...

Thank you MATANGI, hope you are doing fine.

Rauf said...

Thanks SONIA, India is a strange country. There is joy everywhere, and there is misery going along with it. True Indian culture is the 'ART OF ADJUSTMENTS'

Rauf said...

oh sweet ALICIA, thank you so much for forwarding my blog. and thanks for the greetings. Valentine has invaded india too. lot of commercialisation TV and newspaper ads, billboards. there have been protests by some section against the 'import of Foreign culture' These people are not protesting against globalisation, nor they are protesting against the greedy multinationals. They are not aware of what they are eating. They allow their lands to be poisoned by pesticides. most of the pesticides are marketed by the multinationals. Seeds are marketed by them too. Now the farmer HAS TO depend on these multinationals as the seeds are not regenerated and everytime they have to buy the seeds from these greedy multinationals. The farmers have become slaves. Bonded labour was already in existence in India long before globlisation entered. Now its gone worse resulting in mass suicides.

Now they will come up with the idea of marketing and selling mother's milk also. The day is not fae when the poor mothers will be forced to sell their breast milk.
they will stop at nothing when it comes to making money and getting richer. Indian politicians including those who protested against Valentine'sday are so corrupt that they willingly play into the hands of these greedy multinationals. Driven by poverty, like cows, young mother's will be pushed in farms, they would be treated and fed milked like cows. This will happen Alicia. Then we will know how cruel milking of cows is, the milk that is meant for the calf is stolen from the mother cow. This is more cruel than slaughter. Coming years will see that mother's milk also is genetically modified. Young mothers will be put in cages in giant laboratories.
Hope i don't live to see that day.
lots of love and Hugs Alicia.

Rauf said...

Thank you SEHR, yes i have taken pictures for Kerala tourism for their initial 'God's own country' campaign some 15 years ago.

you would have read in the news about the protests against Valentine's day Sehr. It is very surprising the same nationalist people are not protesting against the invasion of multinationals.

Alicia M B Ballard said...

very quickly daerest Raufie

One of the latest controversies is the "womb" rental of Indian women - offered to American women to carry their child as a surrogate.

Not much to say on this topic - since a very young age I believed that as long as there is one child left n an orphanage ...
but, poverty sometimes does not give many choices nor morals.

I could write an entire book on GM in NA - they have completely obliterated many varieties of grains - even contaminating those original kernels fromt he Mayan times that have been protected in Mexico... all of this has more to do with greed than with hunger, and to top it off now we are clear cutting further plant crops that produced ethinol to run our big cars.

Oh... must run
Love and Hugs, the dishes are waiting - how mundane!
Do take care of yourself!

Valentines does not need to be commercial - a warm greeting to friends goes a long way around here :)

Ruth said...

I just found out about a guy in Oakland, California (near San Francisco and one of the most troubled urban areas with poverty and young people in trouble) named Van Jones (http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2007/03/20/vanjones/) who is trying to address two issues: the bad conditions in US urban areas and the need for a healthier planet. Low income people have more pressing concerns than greenhouse gases, but he wants to get them involved with the effort to make the planet healthier by creating "green jobs" for low income workers. I think in the US these things can happen and change fairly quickly once someone like Jones wakes us up and communities get behind it. He's trying to show how "eco-elites" have money for hybrid cars and solar panels, but low income people can't afford those and organic food. Until we get the low income population involved in efforts against global warming through green jobs, much of the population won't be helping that effort.

But what about the low castes of India? How does a 3500-year-old caste system begin to change, especially when those of the lower castes accept and embrace their station in life? Who will be their advocate, get legislation passed to protect them and include them in efforts that are good for the environment AND them? Do you have any hope that things can or will change, rauf?

lorenzothellama said...

Rauf, it's a bit like that over here in England too. Farmers are having to sell their land, and there is a high suicide rate amongst them too. All the large supermarkets are taking over. We are fighting Tesco in my village because we don't want them here taking all our little shops away.

When I read your blog Rauf it made me very ashamed to be from the West.

My son and his girlfriend are travelling to Delhi on Monday. They are starting an adventure. They have their backpacks and will be travelling around the world. After Delhi, they are going to Nepal for a while.

Love, hugs to you, Lorenzo.

SwedeHart said...

In regards to getting the people in the caste system to realize their true value and right to the pursuit of happiness as everyone else, I think we should create another reality TV show about it! Kind of like the Biggest Loser, they would be coached and support each other in attaining their goals. It would bring attention to the situation. All the procedes could go toward purchasing equipment for organic farmers:D

I think I am getting closer to being ready for India. I know that it will transform my life, and I will definitely suffer a transformation. I want to make sure that I am able to embrace it completely, and I'd also like to have something to offer.

Don said...

I am saddened by the suffering of your small farmers and the hopelessness they feel. One day soon Ruth and I will visit you and see first hand India and her greatness and her troubles. Keep waving the flag for those who have no voice!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hey dear RAUF,
How are you doing my freind, see my blog or better: listen to the muisic I posed today, I quess you might like this too? Just let me knwo bey have agood day!

Hug from JoAnn

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hey Rauf, I saw that you just visited my blog, But OOOOW what a pity !! I just told you a comment above this one"that you might like the Beethoven music on my blog" and what happened ?

This morning I changed the music (NOW 1th somgnumber again in R.Williams), But...... I wanted to know your opinion of the Beethoven music, songname "SILENCE" , so.... please go back again (if you want) and look at the left on my sidebar. There you see all the music-songs, click at the Beethoven song "SILENCE" and I wonder: How do you like it?? In the meanwhile... Please enjoy drinking a coffee with me, Bye dear Friend.

JoAnn (Holland)

priya said...

Such a great post and its the poor who suffer the most. Elite remains or grow better and make the poor be poor. How sad?

I enjoyed your pictures all straight from heart.

West always captures good resources, pollute it, make money and look for another.

lorenzothellama said...

Dear Rauf,
Thank you so much for your visit to my blog and your words on Joe and Kerry. They are very far north at the moment, quite near Pakistan. In a few weeks they are going to Nepal. I have a friend there who is a sherpa and they have his email address and he is expecting them.

I do worry so much about them but thanks to emails, skype and phones, we are keeping very much in touch.

Love Lorenzo.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hay Rauf,
Just looking how you and your blog are doing , The same I quess? Here in Holland the weather could be better, rain rain rain, but rin haha! But I stay good mooded,

But....Ios (my dog) is so sick I am really scared, no time for much blogging, have to watch her. Please what shall I do?

Bye from JoAnn (Holland)

Dawn....सेहर said...

Came back to see if there is any new edition to it :)

Cheers

Rauf said...

Dearest ALICIA, pverty stricken women here in India are prepared to do anything as the survival has become exceedingly difficult for them pushing them tosuicide, the entire family commits suicide. Some sell their children. One woman sold her newly born child for just 20 rupees, that is 50 cents.

the extremes are growing apart. Middle class caught in between is suffering aswell. Survival, earning a living is losing dignity. There used to be an element of pride, kindness in making money. Now it has become heartless.
Hope you are doing fine Alicia
love and Hugs

Rauf said...

RUTH, yes i saw the site. Its a good idea. Our government claims to be on the side of the poor and come up with schemes to help them, most of them remain on paper. There was a good move in the recently announced budget for next year where the bank loans given to the farmers have been waived off. But most of the farmers pledge their lands with loan sharks as banks tke time and don't give loans easily. Bank loans are available only to the rich farmers who actually don't need any loan. so the loan waiver actually benifits the rich farmer.
The banks make the farmers run around, To avoid the delay, paperwork and other hassles of a bank loan, poor farmers seek loans from loan sharks and ultimately lose their lands when they are unable to pay back. worst hit are the farmhands. It will be a great idea to involve the jobless farmhands in a scheme mentioned in the site.

The government came up with a scheme of making the big industries take care of tribal villages. there was some initial interest but things went back to square one.

Rauf said...

oh dear LORENZO, the real issue here is poor and the rich. Its the same in the west too. The poor and the middle class have no peace of mind. These guys have realised that racism doesn't make them rich. So you need not be ashamed of being a westerner, all are equally affected by globalisation. Only the rich get richer in east or west. There have been job losses in the western countries too. The not so rich have been losing property and lands everywhere. It has come down to useful or useless, white or black.

Hope you are doing fine Lorenzo. Any news from your son and his friend from India ? hope they get back home with pleasant memories.

love and Hugs Lorenzo

Rauf said...

SWEDEHART, India would disappoint you if you visit with high expectations. You would be fine if you avoid big chaotic cities. You would see western culture everywhere.
What is Indian about India ?
i don't know. perhaps its willingness to adjust to any situation is very Indian. i think i wrote about it in some post.

Only evolution of human mind would see the caste system go Swedehart.
We have not evolved THAT high yet, this is going to take hundreds of years. By then globalisation would have wiped out the entire lower caste people and the poor of middle class. That is a very effective clean up.

Rauf said...

No country is great or beautiful Don, its the people who bring greatness and beauty. Welcome to Daylight Again Don. Every country has its beauty and its problems, Bad governments, naturl and man made disasters, rich and poor, injustice. Its hard to imagine that there are very rich people in Ethopia. They had a king as well.
I am eargerly waiting for your visit Don, with Ruth Lesley and Peter. You would be shocked to see the number of cars on the roads.

Rauf said...

Thank you JOANN, i always enjoy visiting your page, its a real treat and i love the music. Beethoven's Silence is a very sweet number. i love it. Thank you for posting it on the side bar.

Rauf said...

Hi PRIYA, i was thinking about my next post titled 'Priya' i told you about the stange coincidence and i was wondering about your blog as i found something else on the same address
and there you are with a comment! That helped me to locate your blog.
I have seen some blogs being hijacked, so i have started making pdf files of my favcourite posts.
Hope you are doing fine Priya

Rauf said...

Thank you LORENZO, i have been to Nepal long time ago, long before internet, 27 years ago axactly. Now you have cell phones and the internet thankfully and its easy to contact Joe and Kerry.
lot easier in South India actully which is pretty much adavanced and well connected, good phone coverage
(cell phone signals ??? i don't know what they are called, i don't like to know and remember the technical jargon) i see phone towers everywhere, i don't have a Cell phone Lorenzo, i am very allergic to them, being allergic to intelligence and wisdom already. i am a neanderthal in 2008, both in looks and behaviour.
Hope Joe and Kerry get back with rich memories of their holiday.
love and Hugs Lorenzo

Rauf said...

SEHR, yes new post is due, in India you don't look for a subject to write, just open your window there you have it. There is so much to write, everywhere you turn you have a subject. i love my country and i love the people. i am hurt by injustice Sehr and feel miserable that i can't do anything about it. Next post is about my pleasant experience, and not a depressing one.

marietom said...

hello Rauf,

Toujours autant de magnifiques images ici.
Marie

lasiate said...

pour quelqu'un qui dit ne pas vouloir réféchir !!! quelle tirade!
Il ya beaucoup de contrevérités et d'injustice dans ce que tu dis mais Mon Dieu! quand on pousse un cri il est bien difficile de faire dans les nuances.
Je dirai seulement que les puissants qu'ils soient européens ou indiens ou chinois se moquent bien des peuples et les exploitent à leur profit. Il est toujour splus facile de chercher des responsabilités à l'extérieur mais le système indien lui-même crée la misère et la souffrance et je ne parlerai pas du traitement des femmes et de l'existence des castes qui n'ont rien à voir avec l'Occident.
Tu as des images magnifiques de ce pays que j'ai découvert l'année dernière et que j'aime.

pearl said...

Hey, Rauf! Sorry it took me ages to visit your blog. Doesn't mean I've forgotten you! As always you have interesting pics and captions that always make me ponder.

I'm speechless!! I know those smiles won't last very long when faced with hardships in life. Wish there's something that I can help.

Take care.

Sonia said...

Just dropping by to say hello!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Thanks again dear Rauf for your comment on my blog while my dog was sick.... I still have no clue why she was sick, anyhow after some sleepless nigts she recovered as if she never has been sick, can you imagine how I felt after 3 sleepless nights?

We are soon leaving for a short break-trip , so we'll be back next week, when you do not hear from me , you know why, We go by car to belgium not far from here, but a 4/5 hour drive, we stay in the forest, in en pretty little village, the dog come's with us (joins us)Bye untill next week:)

When are you uploading new photo's? I am always interested in more/new photo's from you...:)

JoAnn (Holland)

Ruth said...

Happy Holi, rauf! Thank you for your always colorful blog, which makes my life richer.

Rauf said...

Thank you MARIE

Rauf said...

LASIATE, Thank you for your visit and comment. i apologise for late response
Welcome to Daylight Again.

It is true that India has been suffering from many social evils for thousands of years, the misery of caste system or untouchability is one of them. i have been writing about it ever since i started blogging.

But here in this post, i am discussing the mass suicides of the farmers which is happening only from past six to eight years of globalisation. There may be many reasons for it, but the primary reason is globalisation imposed on India by the US administration to enable MNC's to have a grip on India and other developing nations and to make the MNC's get richer. This is not the first invasion in India's turbulant history. India is bestowed with natural wealth and 365 days of sunshine and abundance of water, which is dwindling now. India perhaps is the only country in the world which has been repeatedly invaded by the European countries and now by the US indirectly.

I am afraid this is the best i could do to translate my response in to French. Thanks to google translator.

Merci de votre visite et de les commenter. I m'excuser pour réponse tardive
Bienvenue sur Daylight Again.

Il est vrai que l'Inde a été victime de nombreux fléaux sociaux pendant des milliers d'années, la misère du système de caste ou l'intouchabilité est l'un d'entre eux. I ont été écrit à son sujet depuis que j'ai commencé le blog.

Mais ici, dans ce message, je suis de discuter des suicides de paysans qui se passe seulement dans le passé de six à huit années de la mondialisation. Il peut y avoir de nombreuses raisons à cela, mais la raison première est la globalisation imposée à l'Inde par l'administration américaine pour permettre le MNC d'avoir une emprise sur l'Inde et d'autres nations en développement et de rendre le MNC's s'enrichissent. Ce n'est pas la première invasion de l'Inde turbulant histoire. L'Inde est décerné aux richesses naturelles et 365 jours de soleil et de l'abondance de l'eau, qui est désormais en baisse. L'Inde est peut-être le seul pays au monde qui a été à maintes reprises envahie par les pays européens et par les Etats-Unis maintenant indirectement.

Rauf said...

PEARL, thank you, i am not ablle to locate your blog Please help. i hope you are doing fine.

Rauf said...

Thank you SONIA, you have posted some lovely pictures of the spring blossoms. Very delightful.

Rauf said...

Hope IOS is doing fine JOANN
Hope you enjoyed your visit to the forest and the beautiful village.

Rauf said...

Thank you RUTH

There are some problems with this festival.
You know how colourful this Holi festival is, though not celeberated in the south. Its primarily a North Indian festival. There is a lot of joy and fun and a lot of misbehaving as well, things go out of hand and a great deal of eve teasing involved, they often end up in street brawls. The other problem is, the colours they throw at each other are made of cheap chemicals harmful to the eyes and the skin.

monsoon-dreams said...

very interesting blog!and wonderful pictures too.u made my day!i am short of words...

Rauf said...

Hi MONSOON DREAMS Welcome to Daylight Again. Thank you. you have such a lovely picture blog, beautiful pictures you have there, warming my heart, making me smile.

DJ Kirkby said...

This post has made me very sad, I will go away and think about how I can make a difference. Thank you for posting this information.

PhotoMom said...

aMAZING pics!...I respectfully disagree with this quote..."Evil has always been very powerful.
Power is Evil.
Good never destroys Evil
Evil destroys itself or destroyed by a bigger Evil."...Goodness always prevails...it may take some time, ....

Rauf said...

Hi DJ, After a few years only those who can afford organic food would survive. Things are going to be tough for the poor in the west and for those in developing nations. i have written about genetically modified food and the causes of obesity in my Environment series. Hope you are doing fine DJ

Rauf said...

Hi PHOTOMOM, welcome to Daylight again.
I really wish what you say is true. But history speaks otherwise.
What i write is based on historical facts. i have repeated in my various posts that we have a majority of good in this world, but this majority of good is not able to contain evil done by so few. You can see what is happening in the world now. The majority is against the war, but still the war and atocities are happening.

Thank you so much PHOTOMOM for your visit and the comment, i would join you in hoping and believing that the good would prevail over evil in the future.