Friday, October 30, 2009

Coup On Law And Justice – 02 [How to make Justice]

Now a days in court, all such arguments, cross-examinations etc. everything is happening. But what is happening in the justice making, all of we know. I try to expose it you my level best in this writing. I narrate you another story of Maryada Ramanna.

అనగా అనగా …… ……….

In a village, there were two brothers. The younger was innocent man. The elder brother was cheat full man. When their father expired, he told both the sons to share his property equally. After the father’s death, the elder brother told younger “My dear brother! We have one cow which can give milk and a field. I take the back part of the cow and you take the front part of the cow. In field also you take the bottom part of the crop, and I take the upper part of the crop.”

The innocent young brother accepted this condition. Every day he used to feed the cow with grass, Bram etc. the elder brother used to take milk. That season, he sowed paddy in the field. At the time of thrashing, he had taken away the rice by leaving the dry straw to the younger brother, where as throughout the season, the younger brother had watered the field and protected the crop.

By noticing such cheat, next season, the younger brother selected upper part of the crop. This time, the elder brother sowed groundnuts. By watching this dispute, the neighbor farmers advised the younger brother, to approach Maryadha Ramanna. He had done the same.

When Maryadha Ramanna enquired in detail, he could notice the innocence of younger brother and the deceive of elder brother. He observed that the agreement of condition among them was perfect as per legal language. He guided the younger brother in such a way to get rid of the deceive.

As per his advice, the younger brother had disturbed the cow by threatening it with stick to beat on its head, when the elder brother came to it to sqeeze milk. Whenever he tried to have milk from the cow, the younger brother threatened it and it had kicked the elder brother who was trying to have milk at her udder with back legs. And finally, the younger brother brought a big sword to kill the cow. The elder brother tried to stop him. He said “No brother. With this cow, I have no use, every day with tedious industry I’m feeding this. But there is no milk to drink, no dung as fuel to my stove. It is waste to me. So I want to cut my part of the cow, to use its skin for my chap pals.”

Next day in field, the younger brother took a suckle and started to cut down the groundnut crop. When elder brother tried to stop him, he said “No brother. I don’t like to wait further. I want to take, my share as the upper part of the crop as it is green.” The elder brother got angry. They were driven to the village assembly.

Maryada Ramanna said “Yes; my dear men! The younger brother had such right to cut down his part of the crop; as well as the cow.”

The elder cried out and everybody in the village assembly laughed at him and scolded him regarding his cheat towards his own younger brother. He felt shy and agreed to compensate the exploitation he done in past on his younger brother and accepted to share the efforts and yields of the assets in future.

That’s the entire story.

In olden days, maximum proportion of the people was thirsty and hunger towards justice. When the cheating of any persons was exposed, they could laugh at him, hate him and made him to feel shy.

But now-a-days, maximum proportion of the people is thirsty and hunger towards money. They are considering the wealth of the man but not minding about the justice in these earnings. When the cheating of any person is exposed, maximum people are crazy towards him, treating him as hero or leader. By next turn elections, such person may become as politician. Such that people also responsible for the fallen down of human values in society.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Coup On Law And Justice – 01 [How to detect the Truth]

Imagine a house. A mother with her four children was there in the house. While she was working in Kitchen, her children were quarreling in their room. After some time, they were complaining her. One boy told his mother, “Mummy! Younger brother had beaten me and snatched my chocolate. Look, he had bitten me on hand”. The young boy said “No. mummy. Elder brother had bitten himself and eaten up his own chocolate and mine also. Moreover he is claiming me.”

What mother would do? She was not there to observe what had happened really. Naturally she could enquire the other boys in that room. Depending up on that witness, she could identify what had happened really. It the elder boy bitten himself and eaten up the two chocolate and claiming the younger, she could punish him by banning the next snacks or other incentive; and by counseling the both, she could restore the co-ordination among them to prevent such disputes in further. If the younger boy bitten his brother and snatched the chocolate, she could punish the younger as above. Sometimes this would serve the purpose of making justice.

Suppose there were no witnesses, what would she do? She would examine the physical situation there. She could notice that who had eaten up the chocolate, and whose little lips give chocolate smell. She could consider the nature of the kids, who among them was more active to create such dispute. She could consider their physical power whether the younger could bitten the elder. She could consider their psychology whether the elder could allow the younger to bite him and to snatch the chocolate from him.

By considering all these things, she could cross-examine them. While prosecuting them, she could remind them the morality she taught them, to spell the truth. Definitely justice could be made in this issue in this proceeger. Sometimes the mother could consider both the witness and personal observation and considerations to make justice in the dispute. At the sense time, she could try to prevent such behavior of disputes creation and selfish nature to enable the family to lead peaceful life.

A colony, a village, A Manual, A district, a state, a country and totally this world is a family i.e. house. The justice and law should be at our mother’s place.

To solve the disputes of the children, their mother i.e. law and justice should be available to them. To observe the mode of disputes and to know who the dispute maker is, she should be one of the members among them. That means the justice should not be far away to the society.

In this context, I narrate you some stories regarding Mardyada Ramanna who was famous to give justice in disputes among people and solve them with wisdom. As per the belief of people over centuries, he lived as ‘న్యాయాధికారి’ i.e. officer of the justice in a village. Because of his fame of efficiency in solving disputes, people from surrounding villages used to come to him to be solving of their problems. These folk stories were on oral, later written in books.

Some of stories I’m going to refer you, which are quite interesting and will give clarity regarding the process of justice making in disputes.

అనగా అనగా ………..

One day a woman named Rangamma approached Maryada Ramanna, the officer of the justice of the village and lodged a complained against Veeramma, her neighbor as “Ayya i.e. Father. My name is Rangamma. I had lended a veesa i.e. [1 and ½ Kg.] of ghee to my neighbor Veeramma for the festival of SanKranthi, to prepare sweets. She promised me to return it within a month. Still she didn’t return it. Now, when I demanded her to return, she is bluffing that she didn’t take ghee from me.”

Maryada Ramanna asked her “Whether any witness for this?”

Rangamma said “No sir, it was approaching the festival Sankranthi. She received her daughter and son-in-law as festival guests. On that hurry occasion, she requested me and I immediately gave the ghee to her. I didn’t expect this type of behavior from her, so that I didn’t take precautions to keep witness.”

Maryada Ramanna summoned Veeramma to attend the Panchayathi i.e. Village Assembly. When he enquired her regarding the allegation of Rangamma, she said “Ayya i.e. Father. Rangamma is saying lies. She had only two buffaloes and I have six buffaloes. At any cost, there is no need to me to barrow ghee from her. She has jealousy on me. To degrade me or to unpopular me, she is blaming me like this. I’m too innocent in this dispute.”

Maryada Ramanna enquired regarding the fact and he came to know that Veeramma had six milch cattle where as Rangamma had two only. But his sense, wisdom and discretion telling him that Rangamma was telling truth. When he stressed both the women to spell truth, both of them repeated their arguments with firm voice.

He thought for a while. Then he asked them to attend the village assembly on next day. Next day, he ordered his peon to make the floor wet and muddy in front of the village assembly. Before step into the room, his peon arranged two water pots of big size and two small mug size pots to lift water from the big pots. He kept his peon in the varanadha to suggest the women to clean up their foot, before entering in to the office room of village assembly.

The two women approached the assembly. They walked on the muddy floor. The peon asked them to clean up their foot with water; by showing one pots to each of the them Rangamma used mug sized water pot to lift water from the big pot, poured water on foot, rubbed the foot with hand and washed foot and hands. She used two or three mugs of water.

Veeramma poured all of the water in big size pot by upholding it on her foot. But still some mud was there on her foot. So she took the other pot which left by Rangamma and poured that water also on her foot to clean completely. Later both of the ladies entered in to the room of Maryada Ramanna.

He watched all of this through his room window. He said “Veeramma. Tell the truth. You had barrowed the ghee from Rangamma. Didn’t you?”

By fearing about the shrewdness in his voice, she said cordially “sir, I …I didn’t.”

He said “No. Veeramma! You have six buffaloes. But you have no carefulness. While handling the materials, you can’t control your wastage. So you had fallen in the shortage of ghee on the occasion of festival. So that you barrowed it from Rangamma. She was able to lend you ghee, though she has two milch cattle because of her careful handling of the material. The way you used the water to clean up your muddy feet is the demo of your habit.”

Veeramma accepted her error and said apology to Maryada Ramanna and Rangamma. She returned ghee to Rangamma along with compensation.

That’s the entire story.

Now a days in court, all such arguments, cross-examinations etc. everything is happening. But what is happening in the justice making, all of we know. I try to expose it you my level best in this writing. I narrate you another story of Maryada Ramanna.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Coup On Music In Indian Blood – 3 [Trigunas]

If any person understand this truth, definitely such person will try to achieve the freedom of soul i.e. Moksha. Such person will try to experience the extreme joy in life. Music is the best way to achieve such goal in life. It has such power on souls. That’s why in our Sanskrit literature our elders said that,

“ శిశుర్వేత్తి పశుర్వేత్తి ర్వేత్తిగానరసం ఫణి”
That means the music can mesmerize kids, animals and even snakes.

So many critics I read and heard on this proverb in between the time of 1980 to 92; such “as snakes have no years; the snakes can notice the sounds by its muscles beneath its stomach from sound waves through earth. So its vibrating of hoof according to the movement of Nagaswaramu i.e. an instrument used by a professional who makes snake show in the market areas, is not scientific. Hence the above Sanskrit slokam is not truth.”

May those critics were truth or may not. But now-a-days scientists had proved that milch cattle give more yields when music is used in their farms. We have the experience of animals in our pets to enjoy music. Then why don’t we consider the meaning or spirit or feeling of that slokam?

In our conversations, in our communications, meaning has much importance than the language. The meaning of that slokam is very clear as concern as the impact of music on our lives.

When the newborn baby is crying, whenever the mother starts to sing ‘జోల పాట’ i.e. lullaby, immediately the baby starts to smile. That is the power of music.

Fortunately, we have so many great devotees, great musicians in India. Since ancient times, until now, the Goddess Saraswathi Devi had blessed us with so many talented voices and pens. Our culture is flourished with so many singers and lyric writers. Tyagayya, Annamayya, Sri Chaitanya Prabhu, Purandara Dasu, Vipra Dasu, Sura Dasu, Meera Bai, Tukaram, Sri Rama Dasu etc etc how many names that I can refer? By referring the names of musicians in all languages, in all time, in all countries, it self will become a big book and I’m not eligible to do so. Just I want to draw your attention on music in this angle.

In our Hindu culture, there is a concept of Narada Maharishi. I refer Hindu culture because Hinduism is not a religion, it is a culture and it is a life style. In the concept of Narada Maharishi, on whose name great Devotional formula were popularized to keep the people in proper life style. Narada Maharishi was a great devotional singer.

As per the belief of Hindu, Narada Maharishi is the grandson of God Sri Maha Vishnu and son of God Brahma Deva. He preached people to devote themselves to God through music. Though he was scholar in music, he learnt music further to perfect his talents by consulting Sri Krishna and Satya Bhama Devi as per Kala Poornodayam written by Pingali Suranna who belonged to Ashta Diggajalu i.e. 8 poets of Sri Krishna Deva Raya, the famous ruler of Telugu people before 5 to 6 centuries to this time. Such Narada Maharishi told people that how God liked music, how music could mesmerize the souls and how music can evolutes our souls to high heaven.

But in vice versa, the music from 1970 to 92, like all other art forms and other systems, music also had dragged the people to increase their Tamassu i.e. Character of least quality. As per Sri Bhagavad Geetha, the characteristics of human beings are classified into three categories.

1. Satwa Guna
2. Rajo Guna
3. Tamo Guna

All of our feelings, thoughts, emotions and our actions and reactions can be identified and classified with respective to the above three characteristics i.e. Trigunas. Strategically or as per the coup of spying, the music had successfully dragged the people to increase the Tamo Guna in them. Tamo Gunam can make the minds of people to fill with laziness, lustful, desires, and with Arishadwargas i.e. six bad emotions; they are Kama Krodha Lobha Moha Mada Matcharyas. In English they are – Desires, Anger, Miser, Crazy, pride and Jealousy. People with such Tamo Gunam always think about luxuries, and to enjoy always. They don’t like to work. They remember only their rights but not responsibilities. When they want to enjoy the fruits without working to grow the plants, naturally they try to theft the fruit. The corruption to get ranks, marks, seats, jobs etc. are the other forms of thefting fruits only.

Such that successfully a country or a spying agency or a spying boss can destroy their enemy country or targeted country. This spying coup and its results, we are experiencing in India now. May be same case in most of other parts of the world.

In ancient times, in Hindu culture, family life which was called as Gruhastha Ashram had great importance. In family, mother had great importance and influence. Because, being mother, women had important role in creating responsible and good children who would become next generation. Inventing a computer or inventing a space ship is great, no doubt about it. But creating an engineer who can invent a computer and creating a scientist who can invent a space ship is much more great, any doubt about this? I hope that everybody agree with me.

In those days, when there were no musical equipments like MP3 etc. Only the aid is human voice & flute, Veena etc. instruments. Hence, women had to learn music to keep the tensions of the other family members under control that means within limits. Such that in marriage talks and customs, girls had to show their musical talents. That tradition was criticized and omitted without referring the reasons and effects behind it.

Whatever there is bad, we have to eliminate it. Wherever there is good, we have to adopt it and further modify it until it become suitable to present circumstances. When we do such elimination of bad and modification of good from ancient times, we have to consider the limitations.

But strategically or due to spying coups, such limitations were not considered in the time of 1970 to 1992, by all the people. We are facing the impacts of such limitless situations now.

It is a happy thing to notice that the present youth is able to think, to under stand the things and trying to learn, to practice the traditions up to the limits. Hence we can hope a good and faithful future for our next generation.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Coup On Music In Indian Blood - 2 [The Story of Rangadasu]

In fact, the classical music had successfully defeated by the strategy; and hence the cinema music was the only alternative or monopoly of music in those days. Unlike this time i.e. period after 1992, there were no private albums in India, because there was no this type of development in those days. The reason of it you can think and identify. I try my level best to explain it to you in this writings.

There are so many kinds of songs in music, devotional songs, work songs, love songs, solo songs, in classical as well as in modern music including western music. But the music whatever it is, either classical or modern, it should not exited only nerves, it have to excite nerves as well as mind and soul also. “The music beat is enough” means there will be the end of the music.

Actually, music hearing through devices has the advantage of all time availability. Whenever we want to hear it, we can hear that with the help of D.V.D., C.D. players, T.V., F.M. Radio, Radio, net, I-pod etc. But hearing the music directly when the singer is singing is different experience. The singer and the listener can share the art at a time, and when the producer of the art i.e. singer and the receiver of the art i.e. listener are in the same frequency of the feelings of such music. Nobody can describe that fact of resonance i.e. high pitch of joy. By experiencing only we can know it. Our joy gets multiple when we are in-group. This principle is using now in pubs with disc Jackie’s. But this leads the youth in to which peaks, we are experiencing in the society. For such costly hobbies and experiences, how much money they need, and to get money for those luxuries what young people are doing, we are reading in Newspaper very frequently. To get extreme joy in such pubs and mobs, the youth is tempting towards narcotics. Such news also we are receiving frequently.

To experience which extreme joy, now the youth are searching in pubs, our fore fathers when they were young, they enjoyed such extreme joy in healthy ways, with free of cost. That was not liquor. That was not narcotics. That was the nectar of devotion to God, which ever the name of God. In singing, in playing small tools of music or with hands clapping, in Bhajana, in dancing, with devotion to God, they enjoyed the limit less joy, the extreme joy, which can make us to forget our selves? Such divine joy is known as Paramanandam or Bhrahmanandam.

It is welcomable that the youth at present are getting attraction towards yoga, devotion.

In fact, the ‘love’ among young girls and boys is the most attractive topic of youth. The love in youth, which tends ultimately to sex in maximum cases, is not the entire target of life. There are so many other factors in life, to perform to enjoy and to achieve.

In fact, the ‘love’ is not confined to youth i.e. a girl and a boy or a women and a man. Love is universal. Love is the other form of God. One kind of love is the love among young boy and young girl or woman and man. But it is not the entire life. Love among parents and their children, love among friends, love among master and his pets, love among neighbors, love among leaders and their followers, love among teachers and their students, every love is the emitting form of God. Love and affection are the divine feelings. We can notice love among animals and birds with their belongings.

That’s why our elders say that “Don’t take love as the synonym of sex”. Such love is not the entire thing to fill the life. But unfortunately, all of our art forms, movies, music, literature etc. of now days is confined to so-called love among youth of opposite sex.

The great prophet in Hindu culture, Sri Adi Sankaracharya in his Bhaja Govindam, advised the people to achieve the freedom of soul. In those slokas, he told us, “In childhood we are interested in games. In pre youth we are interested in sex. In our post youth, we are interested on carriers. In late age we are interested in our family. When we will be free to achieve freedom of soul.”

In this context, I refer you a historical event about which I read in my student hood. This relates to Sri Ramanujacharya, the Preacher of Visishtadyitha and his disciple Padma pada. Before his hermit life, Padma paada was a rich young man called Ranga dasu. He belonged to the non-Brahmin community by birth. Being a business young man he used to express his deep love towards his lower Ranga Nayaki, who was a very beautiful and talented girl. He didn’t care to the public comments regarding his love and service that he was doing to Ranga Nayaki.

One day, when Sri Ramanujacharya was walking to the temple of Sri Ranga along with his disciples, he had seen this Ranga Dasu. Which scene did he see you know? It was pre noon time. The sun was hot. The street was busy with traffic of walkers and animal riders. Ranga Nayaki was holding a basket with flowers, fruits and other materials which were required to devote God and walking towards the temple. Ranga Dasu was holding an umbrella to her and walking backwards by facing her. His eyes were wide and drinking her beauty with vision. He was with high concentration and not allowing the eye lashes to vibrate. People watching them were laughing at them. Ranga Nayaki was feeling embrossing and at the same time, little bit pride. But RangaDasu was not even hearing the comments and laughing of public. He didn’t notice the presence of people in the surroundings.

Sri Ramanujacharya observed all this. He followed them. After performing pooja in the temple, when they sat in the temple garden, Sri Ramanuja charya approached them and started to talk with Ranga Dasu. He enquired the young man why he was not caring people and their comments while attending and servicing Ranga Nayaki. Ranga Dasu replied with firm voice as “Swami! I like her beauty. I like her beautiful eyes. I don’t like to tire that eyes and I can’t bear if her eyes become tire, and to lose their brightness and beauty due to that hot son. That’s why I had held an umbrella to her. I don’t like to loss my time for even few moments in watching her beautiful eyes. That’s why I walked backwards. I am very clear in my ideas and hence I didn’t care about people whatever they say about me.”

Then the monk i.e. Sri Ramanujacharya told him “Child! Whatever the beauty, you are thinking is not permanent. When your lover becomes old or deseaseful or in satisfied, the beauty of her eyes will decrease or vanish. When she died, you can’t find it anywhere. There is definite death for each and every living being. So the beauty for which you are dedicating your life is temporary only. I’ll show you everlasting beauty. It won’t get decrease by time. It never dies. Do you want to see it?

In beginning, Ranga Dasu didn’t believe this argument. After convince, he agreed to follow Sri Ramanujacharya. In which manner he shown the divine beauty, and beauty of God to Ranga Dasu in the temple of Sri Ranga, we don’t know. As result, Ranga Dasu left his wealth, his business, his love and his lover, became the disciple of Sri Ramanjucharya.As a monk, and was famous as Padmapada.

The story behind this was – the affection of Sri Ramanujacharya a towards Rangadasu, made the other disciples to feel jealousy. They asked their Guru as “Guru Deva! Rangadasu belongs to Shudra, not Brahmin by birth. After taking bath in the river Kaveri, you used to touch him when we go to temple. Is it practicable?” Acharya didn’t give reply to them but smiled.

Next day when he was taking in the river Kaveri, Ranga dasu was on the other bank of the river because the Guru sent him on boat with an order to bring something from the other side village of the river. But, when he reached the other bank, he called on him with a loud voice as “Ranga dasu! Come to me immediately.”

Ranga dasu replied, “Yes Guru deva”. He didn’t wait for the boat to return. He was watching his Guru and putting foot on the water. The river Kaveri raised lot us flowers to bare his every foot until he reached the bank of the river i.e. his Guru dev. The disciples surprised about it and realized the dedication, commitment and concentration power of Rangadasu, by recognizing which Acharya had turned his lifeboat from Ranga Nayaki’s direction to God Sri Ranga direction.

Since this incident, Rangadas was famous as Padma pada. This story might be fantasy or truth. But the spirit of this story, the idealistic view of this story is truth.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Coup On Music In Indian Blood -1 [Omkaram]

Music! It is a divine power. In Indian Vedic culture, it is considered that this creation of world was initiated from the sound ‘Omkaram’.

As per scientific research also, music has magical power and miraculary power. Music evolves from the deep emotions of human heart, such as extreme happiness or sorrow.

I explain you one small observation in my life. One day one of my neighbor’s sons who were 2 years aged had troubled his mother. She had beaten him; so he was crying with loud voice. Actually, he was too kid to wear dress in full sense. He used to wander with half-nude body. His name was Gang Naidu. With in two minutes, he converter his loud cry in to the then popular song of cinema and was singing.

“దుంబాలే ఆ దుంబలేè”

Its real humming was “Jumbare. Oh jumbare.”

Because he was too kid to pronounce words in perfect, he mispronounced the words of the song and was singing. It was so funny but it was a demo that music evolutes from our deep emotions. If we watch surroundings and nature, we can notice hundreds of demonstrations. Even small kids of age around one year, try to sing songs in their own language, not in their mother language, with their own tune as “Du….th….lala………….”

Music is in the blood of Indians, in the blood of human beings. This is the universal truth. This is experienced by every body all over the world. Each and every person accepts this since centuries.

In Indian culture music had an important role. It was developed as science i.e. Sasthram. So much musical knowledge was recorded in that science. So many singers had strengthened it. It is in continuity till now.

There are unlimited songs, tunes, ideas and feelings in music world, which are suitable to every emotion, every context, and every incident in human life. It is known that music has great influence on our emotions, feelings and tensions. Ultimately, it can control our lives.

That’s why in Indian life style, there is a concept of ‘పని పాటలు’ i.e. work with music. In olden days, when there were no machines to make work easy such as grinders, mixies, tractors instead of mortars and ploughs, while performing work, people used to singin chorus. Those were famous with their co-ordination work names. For example the songs, tunes enjoyed in the work of grinding grains with mortar are known as‘రోటి పాటలు’ i.e. mortar songs; songs in the works of water fetching from the well are known as ‘నూతి పాటలు ’ i.e. well songs, songs in the work with grinding stone are known as ‘తిరగలి పాటలు’ i.e. grinding stone songs; and songs at the work of sowing and planting are known as ‘నాట్ల పాటలు’ i.e. planting songs and songs at the work of thrashing are ‘కోతల పాటలు’ i.e. thrashing songs.

The tunes, lyrics and humming of such songs are suitable to the work and motivate the people who engaged in that work to emit more ability in that particular work. At the same time, it is welcomeble to new talents always. Vennelamma, Venniyalao, Kunalamma, Jabilamma Padalu etc. are best example to this. While doing such works, the team managers of workers should have the skill of management, motivation as well as music.

Music can motivate the three main characters in people i.e. Satwa, Rajassassu and Tamassu. For an example, when drum beat is heard, automatically heart beat will raise in each irrespective of their age. That folk drum beat has genetic or race regarding relation with Indians. May this case is applicable to the people, all over the world; with respective their own music beats.

For each nation, for each race, there will be their own life style; their own metabolism of body, which had developed, depends up on their environment and nature. The food habits, religions, culture, traditions, feelings etc. every feature depends up on the environment of their area. That’s why only, when people adopt the food habits of another environment, after long run, they show negative impacts on those people.

That means by adopting the food habits of other countries, and other environment, we experience disease etc. disadvantage. For example, by adopting Pizza, burger, chocolate and ice cream food habits, and our people experiencing the disadvantage of obesity, constipation and other health problems. By forgetting our own traditional food habits such as Javari, millets, bazra etc. our generation lost strength, and immunity when compared with our previous generation who had taken the traditional food.

I’m not saying that we should not welcome the interaction and influence of other countries culture to ours, but I’m saying that there should be limitations of such interaction and involvements. Wherever there is good, we have to accept it and wherever there is bad, we should eliminate it. Same case is applicable to music and other arts.

When the army of ancient kingdom was ready to do war with other kingdoms, the music songs tunes, which could motivate the achievement motivation, thrust to win in the soldiers, were made to hear by the soldiers. While performing daily exercises of war arts also, same kind of music was heard by them. This was discussed in so many old writings of India. You can examine whether such tunes can motive you are not by hearing them.

Such tunes are still in alive with folk artists such as Burra Kadha, Hari Kadha, Oggu, Padya Nataka, Chekka Bhajana, Kolatam, etc. You can watch their tinge in the old movies also. In now days i.e. after 1992, by movies and albums, such motivate tunes and music we are enjoying. The music in between 1970 to 1992 was terrible, that could drive out the strength of the youth from them, if the music is in-quality and fills the people with in-spirituality, after long time, the nation will become weak because people become lack of enthusiasm and spirits to work, to invent & to think.

For example, the songs from old Maya bazaar movie, ‘Hay Bakta paripala’ etc. and ‘singamalai’ from New Simhadri movie etc. you can verify the spirits could create by such emotional songs. If you observe ‘Yennalu Yennellu’ etc songs of that period of 1970 to 92, definitely you can identify the motive of such tunes in cinemas.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Coup On Agriculture – Village Life And City Style – 8 [The Village Tune]

Naturally, among people different psychologies are there. Since centuries, there are cities, towns and villages. Due to environments, availability of facilities, their life style had developed. People in cities are improved with fast life style. People in villages are improved with slow life style. The tuning of public had taken place, since decades, is just like slow poison in un-noticeable and in in-blamable presses such that city people to feel superior while village people to feel inferior. The public tuning is through media of print, cinema and electronic. In fact, the tuning of public is natural phenomena in society in every country at any time, to keep the people to live with co-operation and co-ordination. In India, in ancient times, all of the art forms, religious believes, traditions, culture and epics had done such tuning of public in such a way to feel the public sincere, truthful and obedience. Actually, there are good and bad people everywhere, at all times irrespective of modern and ancient. Hence, the life style of ancient Indian was polluted with illogic, selfish, egoistic believes and traditions. I’ll discus about this under the caption of life style of Indians and coup on it. Here I’m going to narrate about the agricultural field only.

So I return to the tuning of public by media in the place of tuning of public by religious and traditional arts such that city people varies from the village people. This tuning made the urban people to use lose tongue and to tease others without the particularity of hurting others, treating that teasing is just for the sake of fun, saying easygoing etc.

If you watch now even, the village people would express more respects towards, educated people, show more obedience towards learned people and elders, and show more regards towards women relative to the city people. If we observe the events records of 1970 to 1992, we can observe that how much the city culture had criticized & ridiculed the village innocence and we can’t identify the address of accomplishment in the behavior of city youth of that time. If you observe that generation i.e. the youth of 1970 to 1992, May they are at the age of 35 to 55 years, definitely you will agree with me in case of accomplishment of that generation. Maximum proportion of that generation in whichever profession and position are there now, they won’t show accomplishment except selfishness. The ratio of immorality, corruption in them can demonstrate this to us.

The welcomable news is the present youth i.e. boys and girls of age 15 to 25 years are not like the above. They are quite well in term of sincerity, hard working behavior, logic sense and knowledge thrust. The reason and strategy behind this you can understand.

The village life, the farmer life became miserable with political fractions. In fact, under the factionism, the robbery of rich politicians is there. But the news media followed divide and rule policy which was popularized by British but adopted from Kanika Neethi of Maha Bharatam to expose the truths of factionism. The news media, print media i.e. stories in weeklies and monthlies had given the picture of factionism as political egos, psychological complexes of leaders, revenge feelings of villagers. But the fact is there is crime, robbery of wealth by exploiting the emotions of villagers behind the factionism. This was first time exposed in recent movie ‘Yagnam’ of Telugu. In fact the recent movies are showing the life style of farmers in attractive manner, for example in Murari, Santhosham etc.etc. Up to 1992, all the movies were confined around love, sex, and revenge. That’s all! Within these 15 years i.e. after 1992, gradually the issues regarding the capacities of farmers, talents of farmers like getting high yield etc. are drawing attraction in News. In fact, before 1992, the village News was only regarding grudges and revenges.

Strategically, villages were degraded and cities were high lighted. The life in the villages was dragged to poverty, in-facility while the life in the cities was enlightened with attractions. So many arguments and discussions were made to prevent the migrations from villages to cities. But the all of the efforts were confined to words and talks only, not implemented into action, so that there was no development in the village’s situations. Only the benefit extracted by such discussions and arguments to prevent the migrations from villages to cities was to draw attentions of entire public on it, to popularize the issue of migration up to the depths of villages. So that poor villagers who were not having the idea of migration to cities also started to think about it. That was the only purpose served by the discussions and arguments. In fact, the strategy and spying behind such debates was to get propaganda, publicity and popularity of the migrations issue. That’s why only concentration was on debates only but not on real efforts to prevent the migrations. Because to destruct the village was, the coup makers target. Later cities could destruct easily, because of over population.

Through folk arts and village elders, some intellectuals afforded to prevent the migrations, but their effort was not sufficient when compare to the strategy and coup. In this context, I refer you a popular old Telugu cinema song i.e. from Thodikodellu: as an example to you and to entertain you.

మూటా ముల్లె గట్టు!


తింటానికి తిండి చాలదే జాంగిరి
ఉంటానికి ఇల్లు చాలదే
బస్తీకి పోదాము పైసా చేదాము రావే నారంగసాని

టౌను పక్క కెళ్ళద్దురో డింగరి
డాంబికాలు కొట్టుద్దురో
టౌను పక్కకెళ్ళావంటే డౌనుడౌనై పోతావే రబ్బీ నారంగన్న సామి

రిక్షాలు తొక్కుకుంటా
చిల్లరంతా ఏరుకుంటా
సినిమాలు చూసుకుంటా
షికార్లు కొడదామ్ పిల్లా
జలసా చేద్దాము
బస్తీకి పోదాము పైసా చేదాము రావే నారంగసాని

కూలి దొరకదు, నాలి దొరకదు
గొంతు తడుపున కొన నీరు దొరకదు
రేయిపగళ్ళు రిక్షా లాగినా
అద్దెకు పోను ఆణా మిగలదు
గడప గడపకూ కడుపు పట్టుకోని
ఆకలాకలని అంగలార్చినా
గేట్లు మూసి కొట్టేస్తారు.కుక్కలనే ఉసిగొల్పిస్తారు.


టౌను పక్క కెళ్ళద్దురో డింగరి
టౌను పక్కకెళ్ళావంటే డౌనుడౌనై పోతావే రబ్బీ నారంగన్న సామి

ప్యాక్టరీలలో పని సులువంట
గంటై పోతే ఇంట్లో ఉంటా
వారం వారం బట్వాడంట
అరే ఒరే అనవీల్లేదంటా. కాఫీ తోటే గడపోచ్చంటా కబుర్లు చెపుకు బతకొచ్చంట.


చూడ చిత్రమంటొ పిల్లా చౌద్యమౌతందట
బస్తీకి పోదాము పైసా చేదాము రావే నారంగసాని

పిప్పయి పోయె పిచ్చి ఖర్చులు
పోకిరి మూకలు సావాసాలు
చీట్ల పేకలు, సిగసిగపట్లు
ఇరుకు సందులో మురుగు వాసనలు
అంటు రోగుము తగిలి చచ్చినా
అవతలకిడ్చే దిక్కె ఉండదు


టౌను పక్క కెళ్ళద్దురో డింగరి
టౌను పక్కకెళ్ళావంటే డౌనుడౌనై పోతావే రబ్బీ నారంగన్న సామి

ఏలికేస్తె నువు కాలికెస్తావు
ఎనక్కి రమ్మని గోల చేస్తావు
ఏదారంటే గోదారంటావు
బస్తీకి నేపోను నీతో ఉంటానే రాణి నారంగసాని
గొడ్డు గోదా చూసుకొందాం
కోళ్ళు మేకా పెంచుకుందాం

పిల్లాజెల్లా చూసుకొందాం
కూరానారా పెంచుకుందాం
కలొగంజో తాగిపడుందాం

టౌను పక్క కెళ్ళ ద్దండో బాబు
డాంబికాలు పోవద్దండోయి
టౌను పక్కకెళ్ళావంటే డౌనుడౌనై పోతారండోయి తందాన్న తన

The meaning of this song is as follows,

Pack the things to travel

To where?

We have no enough food to eat.
We have no enough houses to live.
Let’s go to town and earn money.
Come my darling, my sweet and my queen.

Don’t go to town my dear.
Don’t feel ostentation.
If go town, you get down, down.
Oh, man my dear Boss.

I will work hard, I’ll pull rickshaw
I’ll collect the coins i.e. money
And by watching movies
By making shires
We can enjoy the life.
Let’s go to town and earn money.
Come my darling, my queen.

We can’t get any work, any wages
We can’t get even water to drink.
If you pull rickshaw day and night,
Nothing remained after deducting its rent.
If we beg food at door to door
By showing empty stomach
People close the gates and try to beat us.
They drive out us by dogs.

It’s enough!

Don’t go to town my dear
Don’t feel ostentation
If you go to town, you get down, down
On man my dear Boss.

The work in factories is easy
When ever the work schedule completes, I’ll be at house.
Wages per each week
No body will call us as Ray i.e. by silly names
We can lead time by having coffee.
We can lead life by chatting.

Is it?

There are so many wonders.
There are so many attractions,
Let’s go to town and earn money
Come my darling! My queen.

There will be waste investments,
There will be bad friend ships,
Playing gambling, disputes
Drinking, chatting, street fights,
Narrow Street, drainage smells
If we die by contagious disease, nobody will cremate our dead bodies.


Don’t go to town my dear………

If I say yes, you say no and vice versa
You force me to come back.
You troubling me and convincing me
I won’t go to town and I’ll be with you
My dear my queen
We will keep milch cattle.
We will protect chicken and goats.

Let us take care of children
Let us grow vegetable plants
Let us live by having available food.

Don’t go to town, men
Don’t feel ostentation
If you go to town, you get down, down.
Oh! People!

That’s all the song. I hope that you enjoyed it. Our Telugu people enjoyed the song along with beautiful dance of E.V. Saroja and a male dancer; sorry I don’t know his name. Any way that is the issue of migration. Still the problem is there in villages as well the problem of hectic population in cities.

More over the green fields are giving to special Economical zones by governments, and you can think about the strategy behind this. The present economical system in India and the present governments either in states or in centre are making the villages to disappear. The government employees whatever the departments, all are swallowing the agriculture and villagers. The village people, who lost their houses & fields due to the construction of hydro projects on rivers, didn’t get compensation since decades of years. Some of them got madness because of such deceive from government includes contractors, employees and politicians. Now let us think. Can we locate where the morality and humanity in this country?

One more fact I want to project to you; In villages, all the women including young and old, work in houses and as well as in fields. They work in milch cattle farms and in all works of agriculture; all through the season along with men. Are they not working women? Then why socialists and the media expose that the job holding women are only working women and their problems are only working women problems. Such extra projections create agonies among the different sections of people.

In fact the beauty is in the working style of human beings. The real beauty is in the work posture; and in achievement of goal; but not in the body of a cine heroin in bikini, or in Vamp dancer in half-nude costumes.

Here I’m not considering the agriculture policies, and packages. I’m questioning the result and revolutions of agricultural policies and packages. Can’t the administration staff of government i.e. IAS and other bureaucrats, can’t the policy’s designers, can’t the government rulers i.e. politicians, M.L.A, M.P. and Ministers know the result of their activities and reactions? Can’t they identify what they are doing to farmers and agriculture, good or harm?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Coup On Agriculture – Village Life And City Style – 7 [Farmer: King or Beggar]

The life style of those days, used to make the children to learn how to behave as a child in the family, as a disciple to the teacher, as a friend to the other children, as a neighbor to surrounding people, as a villager to the village authorities etc. By showing Sri Rama or Dharma Raja, the elders used to demo the children to behave in righteous manner, So that they used to become a perfect family member. If a person who failed to execute his duties as a family member, then how such person could become as a good society member or country citizen?

If the villages are in such a manner, which is discussed in the above, then we can say that the farmer is the spine of country and village is the base of country. Other wise those words are only in the speeches of politicians but not in practice.

There are some idioms in Telugu “నోటితో పిలిచి నొసటితో వెక్కిరించినట్లు చేశారు”, that means: if one says so favor with words but does in-favor in works, this idiom will be used to describe. With similar usage: శల్య సారధ్యం, this means: if one seems to work positive to us but not really doing it, this can be used. With similar usage: వట్టి విస్తరి మంచినీళ్ళు , the meaning is if one says so many words as if they are doing so much favor to us but not giving any thing. It is just like giving empty plate i.e. without food except water.

The government policies towards agriculture are like the above idioms only. There is a spying strategy behind this, and by knowingly or unknowingly entire administration and politicians followed it. Ultimately the farmer descended from Anna data position i.e. donor of food to the position of ‘Dyanam’ i.e. pity, or to the position of ‘Annagrahitha i.e. accepter of food.’

In those days, though there were crude methods in agriculture, but not cheatful methods. There was no possibility of cheating because there were no corporate seed companies, corporate fertilizers and pesticides.

The farmers themselves used to prepare all those. There are no belt shops of liquor to addict the farmers. The grip of elders & traditions could control their addiction and on the occasions of festivals etc. could provide opportunity to them to enjoy it. So there were limitations to enjoy the liquor and leisure. If they cross the limits, the society could control the individuals with the help of traditions, culture and religious believes. In those days, since beginning, with tilling the field, the farmer must guard their fields and crops as if they were small babies. During the growing of crops, each and every part of the field and plants are noticed by the farmer. So that they could identify which plants were strong enough and giving more yield, so that from which plants seeds could be collected for the next sowing. Such seeds were used to distribute among the friendly farmers. That satisfied their seed needs. It depends up on their patience and ability. Hence, there was no choice of cheating. But now the extreme of cheating is terminate seeds. We are noticing the cheat on farmers every year with corporate seeds such as plants grow very strong without single corn.

In case of fertilizer, they prepare it themselves with dung of animals dry and row grass and waste bio materials in the back yard of their houses which were very good manures to their fields. The farmer’s family women used to keep milch cattle, hens etc. and hence they were in charge persons of such manure heaps. Beside these, the excreta of herds of sheep and goats fulfill their needs. In summer, when there were no crops in the fields, the herds of cows were used to keep in the fields. With their dung and urine, the soil gets fertility and immunity towards diseases.

Regarding pesticides, they depend up on the natural products i.e. bio products such as neem oil, neem cake, turmeric, chili powder etc. At present, there are some villages, which proved these methods as successful methods and safest methods. I’m not saying that we have to travel back into the ancient times. I want to say is that by adopting the good and safe methods of ancient times, by modifying them into modern times and needs, by reducing the chemicals use up to safe proportions, we can design appropriate agricultural system.

Such agricultural system must have to be, defined with limits in the usage of chemicals, natural bio products, machines & animals.

Once upon a time, the farmer was with self-respect. He used to feel satisfaction and proud as he was filling the bellies of people. The profession of agriculture was treated as individual and respectable one. The farmer could feel as he could earn food independently and could feed the people. They used to feel, as “We are the people who are growing crops. If we say no to poor or while giving grains to poor if we are miser, how they can live?” And the poor and other service professional people also used to treat the farmer as equivalent to king, so used to call him as ‘Ryot Maharaja’ that means ‘Farmer king’.

But now what is the position of the farmers? In all angles, there is distress. Maximum members of the farmers are in the pitiable position. The life of maximum portion of farmers filled with slavery feelings, miseries and narrowness. This is quite natural. When they are in flourished condition, they will be with independent feelings, donor nature and broadness. When they are living in poverty, when their profession getting losses continuously, when their hard working is getting robbery by commission agents, government employees and politicians, how can they be ‘Ryot Maharaja’ i.e. ‘farmer king?’

The limitless exploitation of commission agents, government employees and politicians made the farmer as corpse. Take example of tomato or onion or rice or some other crop. When the consumer goes to market to purchase tomato its price is not less than 8 Rs. /kg. And may rise up to 22Rs. But the market yard or commission business people pay it 25 paisa per kg. to farmer, or maximum 50 paisa per kg, sometimes the farmers are leaving the crop on the fields because of loss. They are not getting their investment even. The price of the crop is not sufficient to the wages of coolies to pluck the tomatos from plants, same case to other crops. In case of rice, we are watching the high political drama of support price by all political parties at time of approaching elections. I don’t know what the farmers feel when they hear the speeches of politicians, in which there is no sincerity. In words, there will be so much of affection on farmers. But in working there will be so much of self profit with each and every politician. This is the proved fact. Each and every political party, each and every individual politician is running to fetch money because they need money to purchase spying supports to construct and to continue their carriers. That’s why they are not able to think the welfare of farmers, off course not only about the farmers, not about any section of public and not about the welfare of nation. This is the current situation. Because of such, need only, the politicians who ever in government i.e. in power are sucking money in all corruptive methods. This is applicable to all parties to all politicians in 100%. This brought the farmers from feeder position to beggar position.

This is the present situation of politics vs. agriculture. The previous stages of this situation & the strategy of such stages are quite interesting.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Coup On Agriculture – Village Life And City Style – 6 [Art of life Style]

If we watch the life style in the villages, though it is polluted now a days due to cable & satellite T.V. and movies, still we can watch the country beauty & style in some senior villagers i.e. old generation. We can watch such good hobbits early to bed and early to get up in them. Minimum 2 hours before going to bed, they take dinner. After dinner they walk up to the village temple to participate in Rama Bhajana or to hear Rama Kadha, or at least to have a leisure take with co-villagers.

With the help of writings and talks of our elders, I could imagine such a beautiful society in which there is no time tension, busy tension and working in leisure. As per my father’s description of their childhood village life, I could imagine such a village. In those villages after completing the primary education, when the youth enter in to agriculture, there will be the comparison in their capabilities and in ability of working and competition in their performance. When tilling the field, who ever can plough it with efficiency and whose tilling lines in the field are straight and in systematic way, who ever can handle the oxen with a command can be treated as heroes. To create pseudo results there won’t be any certificates issued by computers or educational boards. Or to create pseudo heroic image, there won’t be any media etc. The only judge is the nature. By yielding good quantity and quality of crops, they have to prove their success. By commanding the oxen, they have to prove their capacity. While performing tilling etc. agriculture works, they take food in the fields with regular time intervals. Under the shades of trees on the banks of the fields, by breathing the odocurs of green plants, after emitting the sweat in hard working, within the food break, with real hunger, how much joy will be there, can we imagine? That to taking food together, will be every day picnic to them neither indigestion nor obesity problems, they experience. Particularly Telugu meals consist of hot pickle, thick curd, dal and ghee, what else we require.

Now what is our position? By going office in car because of busy schedule, we are losing the opportunity to do physical industry. The result is obesity. To reduce excess weight in body i.e. fat in body, we go to gym. It is a burden to adjust time to it. By distributing our time to all this, again we can’t find out it to prepare food. Hence we depend on out side food i.e. on Hotels or bakeries. Again obesity, again no time, again gym, again run to office, again, again… this is our life circle.

Relative to this, a leisure walk to fields with singing folk songs or asleep on bullock cart to approach the fields, though hard work in hot son, a charming food, especially restriction less i.e. the freedom in taking food such as food with ghee or sweats, that to home food, to work in leisure, to have peaceful sleep, sound sleep - such a life cycle is not a heaven?

In the night, all the women and old generation will settle in front of the village temple. Some days there will be some divine stories i.e. epics. Some days there will be youth folk dances; such as Kolatamu, Tappeta gullu, Chekka Bhajana etc. The young men stand in circles, the co-coordinator will be in the centre, singing folk songs, with rhythmic beat, the young men move in the circle with systematic and rhythmic steps and making music. The villagers used to call this as ‘chindu’. From childhood itself, the grandparents motivate the children as petting learning by saying “Kid! Do jump re! Do dance like your uncle or father.” So that the kids get fascinate towards such healthy and joyful habit. It involved talent, health, joy and togetherness, belongingness, with the society. Whoever perform the chindu i.e. dance in beautiful manner will treat as heroes. It is a reputation in village. All young girls admire them. Old generation congratulate them. There will be talent tests such as stick play i.e. Karra samu, weight carrying to long distances, handling of ferocious oxen etc. which relates to their profession only. It is prestigious matters to prove their abilities in those tests for young boys. Similarly it is prestigious to girls to prove their talent in house managements in cooking dishes, in handling the deals with relatives, in gardening, in milch cattle managements, interior decoration of house, rangoli etc arts. They must get appreciation from elders for their work performance, behavior and obedience to elders. Boys must be get appreciation from elders for their work efficiency, capacity, behavior, dare and respects others. Both the young men and young women are used to correct by their parents by saying that “There will be a remark if they performance is not well in their mother in law’s house after marriage. If they get bad remark, it will be treated as a failure to their parents”.

After marriage, the girl will go to their mother in laws house to lead the life till end. There she should get success with her ability of handling the house, support to husband, service to the elders, relatives and guest and bringing up children in perfect manner. After marriage the boy will go to their mother-in-law’s house for 40 days as a part of tradition which is called as “Allem”. There they should get success with his ability of handling the heavy weight for long distances, ferocious oxen and they should show talents in cultivation, recognition of good seeds to saw for next season etc in perfect manner.

Such that their talents and abilities were their education, and traditions were the parameters of their educations i.e. similar to the now-a-days exams, But unlike now-a-days education and exams system, those day’s education and exam system was completely related to their profession i.e. agriculture and hence it could improve their comfortableity in life in both physical and psychological matter. Their Ph.D. or specialization in professional knowledge could acquire in practical.

Such that the children i.e. both girls and boys learn the art of life style from their elder generations practically, same case with every other professional. What is our position now? There are institutes to teach communicational skills, art of living by collecting large amounts, as fees. Are the communicational skills, and art of living different from the life? In our ancient society or in our ancient culture, this was learnt by people with the air of stories. All of our arts relates to the stories. The story telling and story listening will make the children perfect in learning communication skills, human values and art of living. This is my practical experience, and with 100% confidence, I can tell you, that you also can have 100% success from your children, if you make them to read, to listen and to tell stories. But the stories of epics and morals but not crime stories etc. which are on T.V. media now.