Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Random India

If you are one of the citizen who are spectator of recent Indian political scenarios, who enjoys everyday lies, truths, revelations, promises, hatreds and etc. If you are the person who felt there is hope for change according to the events happened in past few years. If you are the person who doesn’t took any stand on any political party or ideology but remained as proud for being Indian citizen, who consistently wanted a change in the governments way of working and the living status of marginalize and oppressed. If you are the person doesn’t had opportunity to get into the system to clean it but always hoped to
 Have a pat! I am one of you.
 No longer politics and parliament a secret chamber. No longer messages communicated are linear model without feedback. Participation of citizens in politics increased at the least of courage to like and dislike through social media. The dissatisfaction on experienced political institution and doubtful hope on emerging political institution is the current trend. The genuinenity of all the elderly representative in parliament is questioned by one single word “ Corruption”. Will the newly elected representatives of new institutions stay non-corrupt till their tenure? Will the existing representatives wake up and transform overnight to be non-corrupt further?
 Everything is a Question Here. This very same question comes in mind of responsible voters during every election. But this time question is same but answer to this is likely to be anticipatory.
 Diffusion of television technology seeded hope of transparency and distribution of information, Objective is accompolished but not the way it meant . More than information diffuser it name as “Idiot box” . The capitalistic domination on the ownership of television made television to emit selective information with biased mask. Of course the power dominated and the poor rejected. Television struggled in between investors and rulers. To some extent people got the information, Information was sent through television and we received it.
 The complete Paradigm shift or emergence of hope was when WEB 2.0 prevailed. The power of giving feedback was enabled by Web 2.0 to common man. This power of common man threatened and threatens big capital and political structures. This is evident through all the uncertain political scenario of today India. We all witnessed revolutions evoked by social networks in many parts of the world. This ability of Web 2.0 not only enabled accessing citizens to transform their former role of being only voters and spectators also shaped the way of television broadcasting. Television channels are bound to change due to participation of public into politics directly or indirectly through social media equips them as demanding audience. It is responsibility of all the citizens who accesses Web 2.0 to represent the other side of digitally divided population.
 Now to all the politicians of world largest democracy, it is time for you to change or you will be changed. Next five years of Indian politics is crucial, difficult and important. Whosoever comes to power don’t act as politicians acts a representatives. Don’t act as power rulers’, act for poor people. If you fail, People no longer remain silent. People are watching you, People are connected. You can buy print media, you can buy Television media but you can’t buy the power vested on common man and women through Web 2.0. No longer, promises made are wet crackers, No longer power is dictatorship. No longer, citizens are short term memory losses. No longer, silence is silence. No longer, change is myth.
 With more confidence of change

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Confession

Religion - Is that a gang with a leader who is God with set of rules and regulations and which constantly maintains the separatism from other believed Gods and instructs the followers that even killing is not a sin if it is to maintain the brand image of their God.

Or a way of life which request the followers consistently to practice good values so that he / she will lead a better life. All the religion one way or other wanted to teach good values which are the instructions for better living. But the greedy mind of those who took hold the responsibility to transport the religion from one generation to another cleverly manipulated and reconstructed the real beauty of the teachings. From the ultimate aim to route the followers to lead a peaceful and loving life, it diverted to money making, fanaticism building and to spread its root and branches widely so that inclusion of more number of followers to compete with other religions.

We dont know, For sure we are confused. If not we , I was confused to the core. One fine Sunday Eucharistic celebration with sermon in middle took me to travel in reflection about confession. When the priest consistently reinstates few things repeatedly in every 5 minutes. Being the year of faith , of course his intention is to glue the devotees to the church which he/she belongs to. On analyzing about every word uttered during the sermon, the word "Confession" disturbed me and it was confusion that time. 

On looking at all the solutions Jesus Christ gave in various situations according to bible clearly says that He mainly worked on the perception change process and He wanted to create a chain reaction of CHANGE. Even though He has the unlimited power to make things done in millionth of second but he used teaching as a tool to make change in the lives. He strongly believed in a change which occurs in chain reaction. He always wanted His followers to live as an example for being GOOD so that people who observe, meet, understand and follow them would tend to change. The Chain Process.

When i look at the confession from the perspective of Chain reaction there are things to reflect. Confession is an act where we want to ventilate all the issues which stagnate in our mind floating with guiltiness, the act out of fear, intentional mistakes and unintentional mistakes. On end of every confession the person who confesses consoles him/herself. The process of confession happens in two way.

1. Confession to Priest/Closed ones. Inter personal Communication
2. Confession to God. Intra personal/Trance Communication

Confession to Priest - Interpersonal Communication

In Catholic church Priest considered as a medium through which God communicates with people and people tend to perceive and accept the priest as God. Recent days this belief is questioned by radical thinking and it is hard to see priest as representative of GOD. So they confess to priests perceiving him as mortal representation. In case of other religions they confess to most trusted person in closed circle. So here, an interpersonal communication is happening whether it is a priest or trusted person. The person who wants to confess actually communicates the things which he/she only knows( a secret) to other person. Most of the time confessions are  about the sins we committed. When we confess to the priest or trusted person the next event in both the cases is transfer of the content to other receiver(God in case of priest and another person in case of Trusted person) or kept secretly within themselves in both the cases. A message starts from a primary sender(the confessor) to primary receiver (the priest/most trusted person) and then it may/may not transferred to secondary receiver. In both the cases the transfer of message stops and comes to an end whether it is transferred to secondary receiver or not.

Confession to God

This is most convenient way to confess straight to God with a promise to not to repeat it again. In this trance communication the confession message is maintained very secretly even after the transfer process accomplished. The message again stops at primary receiver. God is not dumping place of all our sins but He allows for some extent to dump our sins with a condition that those sins are rectified and not repeated. It is good to take this way and reduce our sins rather taking God for granted and continue dumping our sins.

The main purpose of confession is to accept the sin we committed and deciding not to repeat it.When this was the main purpose, above processes are not creating a chain reaction.

If we are true followers of Christ then i believe we should show Him through our living. My reflection is on how to convert this confession process into chain reaction of change.According to me the following has the capacity to create chain reaction.

Confession to victim of your sin

This is most difficult task, hard and brave task to go to person to whom we committed sin and confess it. Jesus lived very hard life in earth. Ofcourse it is hard to show the Christ who is within you in this sin full world .When we confess to the person to whom we committed sin we are not only communicating that we accept our sin and will not repeat it in future but also teaching him/her the process of confession and power of confessions. When we confess we are breaking our image, status and fake mask which we wear everyday and it creates an opportunity to forgiveness then turns into love and then to Peace. The deep inner peace we get when we confess to the victim of the sin makes us stronger and it regulates us in future since we have not kept the confession as secret. As Christ wanted when we give an opportunity for forgiving to victim he/she will experience the Christ in You. It is damn sure that not all the confession will end in forgiveness, sometimes with punishments and we should be ready to accept it. Because we believe in God who showed non-violence is the best tool for any change.




(Following are the "going to follow" reflections in my blog)
Love others as u love yoursef
Put yourself first
Dont hesistate to help
Get the team

Saturday, September 15, 2012

They Came for....(RE)

First they came for the Tamils of Eelam,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a TAMIL OF EELAM.

Then they came for the Adivases,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Adivasi.

Then they came for the Tea Estate Workers,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Tea Estate Worker.

Then they came for the Voiceless people,
and I didn't speak out because I was watching IPL.





Then they came for the Dalits,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't caste based person.

Then they came for the Kudankulam people,
and I didn't speak out because I want electricity.

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.



Tuesday, February 28, 2012

To you


Nor my shivering knee
Or my heavy heart...
Nor my paining back
Or diminishing eyes
hurt more than
your words
your priorities
your concerns...

My eyes are gone
My ears are deaf
My dreams are dead...

Why you abandoned me....
Why you forget me...
Death please take me....

-Jo Ro

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Road less traveled

Two roads diverged
and I chose the road less traveled...

For my daughter ,
My creation 
joined yesterday with us to struggle...

I dont want horns
to tear her ear drums,
I dont want her
to see her dad beaten,
Better,
I chose road less traveled...

This is not new place…
This is not first time...

I have almost through counting stars.
my moms reason,
for why we were on roads....

Sky as roof
Sun as bulb
Trees as fan

Everyone see , who pass by
our story is not lie...
Searching a light forbidden place,
together with my wife to lie...

I will not be like my dad, 
who left my mom without legs ,
saving her life but not his,
when giant truck break lost its ...

We are alive,
No breakdown arrive...

Rain,
An uncertain pain…
Strom,
Casualty conform…

Hands that warmth,
Posters that covers,
Ants as neighbours
Mosquitoes as friends….

Increasing night shift,
Decreasing-hours slept,
Robbery next street,
Hand cub that greets…

Horns as alarm,
Dust that awakes…
Welcoming crowd
our beds now as road...

Survival struggle,
one more to fight...
Years to pass, her to know,
We only eat at night.

No place
No desire
No address
No one to address

HOME
a Vision Unreal.

-Jo Ro








Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Exist


A blur confusion
whilst thoughts of evolution

who are we?
why we are here?

nothing convince
minds pursuit 
an unsatisfied expedition
we thought thousand reasons
we created million answers

we live within a frame
sometimes we leave the frame,
intricate  solutions of complex sapiens

identity crisis in milky way
we still search who we are


Monday, December 19, 2011

Just go on

With a spark of thought
Peeps up an idea

Stops you what
Just go on

Talent is not inborn
Actually it is never born,

Time and tide
are not for one side,


Every moment elapsed
will not return even it is spelled


Death and breath
common gift of life,

Earthly humans are
equal in evolution,

Never ever think
you need special thing,

It is the try
which will make you fly

Good or bad
Stop not in between


Hesitate not, thinking about want's
Just start chasing is what all wants

Will to go on
will pull rest on

JUST GO ON

- JO RO