Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Allahabad : After a gap of five years sight the yearly bathing of the Bade Hanumanji....

Elation, enthusiasm and excitement among the devotees and priests filled the atmosphere at the temple of Bade Hanumanji, located near the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythological Saraswati, as after a gap of five years, residents and visitors are witnessing the auspicious yearly bathing of the temple's presiding divinity.

The deluge water entered the holy temple, known for its historic value in the wee hours of Monday, and the key gates of the temple have been closed and would be reopened, only when the flood water recedes.

The age-old annual observable fact, painstaking very auspicious by the denizens of the Sangam city has not occurred for the last four rainy seasons, despite the fact that the two mighty rivers Ganga and Yamuna, have inundated several areas of their respective banks.

Moreover, the head priest of the temple, Mahant Narendra Giri told media -he is delighted by witnessing the pious phenomena after the gap of five years. "We were well aware that the amount of water in Gangajee has reduced because of the construction of Tehri Dam. But, it was our firm belief that one day flood water of Ganga Maa would reach the temple and here she is bathing Hanumanji."

The rivers Ganga and Yamuna continued to rise on Monday. Seeing the trend, administration shifted 300 locals to safer places.

At Phaphamau, the level of Ganga was recorded at 81.84 metres, a rise by 86 cm in the past 24 hours, flood control officials said.

At Chatnag, the Ganga
stood at 80.94 metres, registering a rise of 97 cm in the past 24 hours. However, at both the places the river was still below the danger mark of 84.734 metres.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Yet again, a black day.....'Jai Ho India'....

Yet again, Mumbai was rocked by an attack. Yet again the matching evening came, which was in our wits. Populace of this realm over again got vexed and snoop the identical dialogues of ruling politicians, giving false guarantees, the anger which was in empathy came out in lexis. Commemorations of 26/11 which commoners were trying to forget come identical yet again. Nonentity has amended in these three years. The arrangements of Mumbai Police got no alter; it is equal like that was after 26/11. Nowadays Police have got vehicles like tanks which have petite windows through which one can see guns. When there is peace these vehicles are seen every where in Mumbai.

No commandos were seen in these tanks like vehicles when this attack ensued. Policeperson were nearby although there action illustrated that they are incompetent to tackle terrorists. They are so incapable about these inquiries that commoners were not propitiated entering the spot; from where evidence could be picked. ‘Jai Ho Mumbai Police Ki’. Trained personals for these exploration knows well that these substantiation are so chief that in developed nations first of all the attack spot is potted and evidence are singled out so that investigations can be commenced and accelerated.

Although in our great motherland India evidences are smashed through masses not clogged visiting the spot and if something is left Fire Brigade wash it off.

Yet again who am I to utter anything when the Home Minister of the country commented that this is not an intelligence failure. He was oblivious of this attack on Mumbai that’s okay but he must be sentient that attack can turn out. Furthermore after all this Mr. Gandhi uttered that 99% attacks have been stopped and remaining one can’t be. What a bizarre statement by a being that has so much authority in government. My observation is from numerous years Mr. Gandhi is delivering semi controversial statements through which he can earn exposure and frighteningly there are many sections in our media which make him a hero. ‘Jai Ho Indian Media Ki’.

The Indian Media as always were speedy and precise in informing the world about the bombing. News channels were prompt in displaying the attack pictures and explaining with the graphics. And Websites too were very quick in describing the bomb-blast. Chief Minister Chawhan was giving the details himself to media which is appreciable. Yet again, I can only hope that this time government can discover a bit and operate to stop attacks like this.

Prateek Pathak
B.A in Media Studies
University of Allahabad