Dear P Chidambaram[ the present home minister in the present UPA government of the Republic of India in the year 2010 ], why not award a PADMA and may be even a BHARAT RATNA to Jug Suraiya, Bachi Karkaria, those writing daily editorials for respected national newspapers like The Times Of India, The Hindustan Times, The Indian Express and so on since lakhs [ if not crores] of Indians read them [a reading which definitely influences/moulds albeit subtly the thought process of those Indians who are in any way capable of influencing the Indian life] IF A COMPATRIOT LIKE SANT CHATWAL COULD BE GIVEN ONE for PROMOTING INDO-US NUCLEAR DEAL?
For that matter, why not include me also for a Padma? After all, it was my emails to George W Bush in 2005 that encouraged George W Bush to go in for Indo-US Treaty that ultimately lay solid grounds for the Indo-US Nuclear Deal! I have shown amply on my msn group http://groups.msn.com/geography [ now replaced with http://worldgeography.multiply.com ] the positive effects of the contents/advice in my emails to the White House on the thought process of the White House officials of the George W Bush era.
Was I not the first common Indian citizen to have made excellent use of the world wide web [ internet ] successfully to influence the American foreign policy towards India? P Chidambaram may verify this my Himalayan contribution to the Indo-USA relations by perusing the thousands of emails of the George W Bush era that have reportedly said to have been salvaged by the present Obama Barack Administration. He may hopefully locate my aforesaid emails existing amongst this salvaged lot!
For that matter, why not award a Padma OR MAY BE EVEN A BHARAT RATNA to THAKUR AMAR SINGH Jee, one of the prominent Rajya Sabha members of the present [ the year 2010 ] Indian parliament who it seems was instrumental in getting his then Samajwadi Party MPs vote for the Indian UPA government of the 2004-2009 period during the crucial confidence motion on the Indo-US Nuclear Deal in the Indian parliament! You may ask me –WHY AMAR SINGH JEE? Totally intelligent question! Well, the UPA government of the day in question seemd to have survived purely due to the crucial support by the then SP MPs, THE ELOQUENT SURVIVAL WHICH SEEMS TO HAVE ENABLED New Delhi to go ahead with the Indo-US Nuclear Deal……!
THE WHOLE POINT IS - FOR GOD/NON-GOD SAKE, KINDLY STOP TRIVIALISING THE HIGHEST CIVILIAN AWARDS IN THIS LAND. SORRY, THIS IS NOT MY INDIVIDUAL OPINION. ALMOST ALL THE INDIANS IN DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE HAVE CONCLUDED IT TO BE SO….!
WOULD IT NOT BE TOTALLY FAIR, IMPARTIAL, JUST, FULLY TRANSPARENT AND ONLY IN KEEPING WITH THE TRUE BASIC TENETS OF THE PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY IN INDIA IF THE RESUMES OF ALL THE SHORT LISTED INDIAN CITIZENS FOR THE AWARD OF THE PADMAS WERE PUT UP ON THE OFFICIAL INDIAN WEBSITE WELL SIX MONTHS IN ADVANCE OF THE FINAL SELECTION SO AS TO LET THE WHOLE COUNTRY GET A CHANCE TO DECIDE AS TO WHO REALLY DESERVED THESE COVETED HIGHEST CIVILIAN AWARDS INSTEAD OF LEAVING THIS HOLY SELECTION TO THE WHIMS, FANCIES AND VESTED INTERESTS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE OFFICIAL SELECTION PANELS…..!
BUT THEN, MAY BE YOUR HOME MINISTRY IS SIMPLY FOLLOWING OUR TRUE INDIAN TRADITION OF REDUCING EVERY EVENT TO ASTROLOGY/MAYA/KARMA. YES, YOU MAY PROCLAIM IN DEFENCE OF YOUR MINISTRY AND YOURSELF – “…DEAR THAKUR SHER SINGH PARMAR, YOU AND YOUR ILK ARE NOVICE WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND APPRECIATE THE INCREDIBLE INDIAN CULTURE..NOT EVEN BJP UNDERSTANDS IT PROPERLY….!...DON’T YOU KNOW THAT SANT CHATWAL AND OTHERS DESERVED PADMAS FOR THE SIMPLE REASON THAT IT WAS DESTINED TO BE SO AS PER THE PLANETARY CHART WHICH HAPPENED TO BE IN THEIR FAVOUR!..ITS ONLY THOSE WITH UNFAVOURABLE PLANETARY POSITIONS IN THEIR BIRTH CHARTS WHO HAVE BEEN DENIED PADMAS THIS YEAR, ALSO LIKE THE PRECEDING YEARS…!SEE, IT WAS ONLY MY FAVOURABLE PLANETARY CHART THAT I HAD WON THE MP election on recounting of the electoral votes despite my having had been trailing badly in earlier vote counting….See, it was again my favourable planetary chart that I WAS MOVED TO HOME MINISTRY FROM THE FINANCE MINISTRY BY SONIA JEE…IN FACT, ITS REALLY THE OFFICIALS FROM MY HOME MINISTRY [WHO HAD DECIDED THIS YEAR’S PADMAS BY ADHERING SCRUPULOUSLY TO OUR GREAT ANCIENT TRADITION OF THE PLANETARY BIRTH CHARTS] WHO OUGHT TO BE GIVEN THE PADMAS NEXT REPUBLIC DAY 2010…..!”
Quite right! Aren't our present circumstances a result of our past karmic deed if we were to believe in the traditional Indian cultural theory of Karma? Those who have received Padmas must have performed great spiritual acts in their past lives. SO, IF JUG SURAIYA AND BACHI KARKARIA WERE NOT DEEMED FIT BY THE Indian home ministry, blame it all on JUG SURAIYA'S AND BACHI KARKARIA'S ATHEIST WAY OF LIFE IN THEIR PAST BIRTHS WHICH HAS RESULTED INTO SENDING OF THE NEGATIVE VIBRATIONS TO THE HOME MINISTRY OFFICIALS WHO THOUGHT IT FIT TO INCUR THE PLEASURE OF THE UNSEEN LORD OF EVERY ONE'S DESTINY BY DENYING PADMAS TO THESE TWO PEN-PUSHERS RATHER THAN SPOIL THEIR OWN DESTINY BY SELECTING THESE TWO FOR THE AWARD OF PADMAS!WHY BLAME THE HOME MINISTRY FOR THIS SILLY ANOMALY...?
Who said the PADMAS are UNJUSTLY on sale like any other commodities and services in this great Land of the GODDESS PADMA[ LAKSHMI]?Don't we know that the goddess Lakshmi never stays at one place for long?So, its but natural for money to be exchanged for receiving the award THAT IS ESPECIALLY named after her!Then, why morons like me and others cry foul as regards the selection of the PADMAS....?
Thakur Sher Singh Parmar