Why I am unsure about Baba Ramdev?

Baba Ramdev fasts; and why is it that I don’t feel the same I felt when Anna Hazare embarked on it a while back. Though there are a lot of similarities in the demands, why is it that I feel different here and why is it that I feel all smoke and glitter. Why is it that I feel that giving Baba Ramdev my support would not be the right thing. Though I am against corruption and a strong believer that people will rise when the need comes, why am I unsure about Baba Ramdev and his supporting troop.

Anna Hazare for me represented a large section of India that I deeply respect. In Anna Hazare I saw countless senior citizens in their seventies having seen the pre and post independent India and voicing for a reform. These are people who were inspired by our great leaders as kids and grew up

with their ideals and values and slowly saw the country suffocating within the hands of young, dynamic and new age corruption.

Last forty years people grew up seeing Bollywood dance and sing and self made millionaires emerge victorious. One can comment that this is progress and I am not the right person to debate that, but I feel there is a significant difference in value systems. You can become successful, do good and remain un corrupted but I think many over the past 40 years chose to be indifferent to what happened around them. We did not have to fight for what we have now, it was given to us in a platter and that platter contained a choice to be corrupted and many exercised the choice without a big burden on the heart. Anna called out to us to look inside.

For me Anna Hazare is the symbol of the helpless eye that followed a country as it emerged as a major technology hub in the world, but still saw that people in various parts of the country lived below normal standards. He was the voice that symbolized the lost requests of a generation who always told us to walk in the footsteps of the makers of our nation. His fast was a shout at me to find myself in the chaos of the fabricated righteousness of the emerging economy world over. Anna Hazare for me was a wake up call

Baba Ramdev, I have nothing much to say now, Since I respect him for his yogic talent and I know much less about him, I am still unsure, I might write when I know more, but seems like for now he is stuck somewhere in the traffic of the news media unable to get out :). But I am sure that I would love to see a representation on his stage from all sectors of India and not just the saffron clad India. I do not belong to a saffron India, but an India that has both saffron and green in it with a stripe of the peaceful white color connecting them…..



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8 replies

  1. i am in support of baba ramdevji becoz wat he is doing for our nation is abslutly right, is it not right support a person who is trying to destroy of the roots of corruption and the act shown by the police lastnight was  “shamefull” instead of supporting ramdevji and their supporter they beaten them so badly that ramdevji and supporters had to escape from there, this act shows that the roots of curruption are immensly strong and atleast 100 people like baba ramdevji and supporters are needed to destroy “corruption”

    • if he had reali dun it with CLEAN AND CLEAR HEAD AND Mind, i would have definitli supported him.But d prob with people lyk R-Dev is dat, he wants to hav evrithing. he got jealous dat Annaa Saahaab was getting Media Focus for his good deeds. So he wanted to hav veri Cheap and Bombastic focus on himself and wilfulli destroyed d momentum of d Anti Corruption Movement.
      He is Hand and in Glove with dis Corrupt Government.

  2. i think our government is afraid of baba ramdev that means they themself are defaulters somewhere, that is why huge no. of policemen were called last night and the main thing is that when there were terrorist attacks on our country there were no police at all 

  3. Great closing remark! cheers!

  4. nothing like saffron or green is now to be considered at the present revolution..  plz support baba. he is on fast from 5 days.. is sarkar ne ek bhuke baba k uper itna julm kiya hai. sote hue logo pe julm kiya hai… aur kare bhi kyu na .. jab lakho crore ki bat ho to mirchi sab ko lag hi jati hai…. peace n equlity rockzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……………..

    • ek Bhookay or Nangay Baabaa–jo Praachin Bhaarat K Yogaa Ko bechkay, Britain or thik say boloo to Scotland mein ek Dweep kharid k, Crorepati hokay bhi–khoos nahin hain. Uunhay ab Aarthik k Saath saath Raajnaitik Kshamtaa bhi chaahiyay.

      Dhongipan bhi ek prakar k bhrashtaachaar hi hai.

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