On cooking and washing utensils

February 10, 2011 at 11:16 am 16 comments

Of cooking and washing utensils

Cooking and washing utensils is an honorable job. There is dignity and satisfaction in doing these tasks because no matter how high one is at some point in life these tasks have been done. So no one can look down on these tasks and there can be no two opinions that these are not demeaning tasks. It revolves round families-dear ones and brings satisfaction and cheer. It results in filling and satiating the hunger and felt needs of loved ones Unlike some women of substance who think these are demeaning tasks and leave them only to ‘servants’ So it comes as no great exposure that our President had indulged in these and it comes as a honor that the First citizen had been at these tasks.
Rajasthan minister Amin Khan had done a service in highlighting the tasks the President had been at-the ordinary women can find solace, pride and honor that they are in great company.
If the story stopped at this then women would be proud and Indians would be doubly proud to have a President who did common chores. But there is a snag because Amin Khan continued his exposure by adding that because the cooking and the washing of utensils by President Pratibha Patil was done for Mrs Indira Gandhi she was rewarded with the Presidentship.The whole story falls flat and what was edifying becomes demoralizing and what was of dignity become a cheap piece of barter and that too for the highest post. More is yet to come. Who disburses this favor for the cooking and the washing of utensils for Indira Gandhi-none other than Mrs Sonia Gandhi-One must pause at this and try to digest the whole episode and its impact. Who is Mrs Sonia Gandhi to be disbursing such favors? How can the Presidentship be a reward for cooking and washing utensils? For whom these were done is important. Ordinary women do these for their own families. No wonder they continue to be ordinary.
The demoralizing part of this cooking and washing utensils come from the role played by Mrs Sonia Gandhi. She is the empress of corruption and corrupt practices .But with a shrewd eye on the result hence all constitutional posts have been filled with men and women who would come in handy when there is crisis for her and her party. We are seeing this unfolding and thus the cooking and the washing become diabolic when these are used as steps to the Rastrapathy Bhavan.
By demanding Amin Khan to put in his papers the sordid episode cannot be wiped out. It becomes more sordid. Amin Khan further clarifies very naively that he meant no disrespect to the President Patil which is apparent-what he meant was to give an example of loyalty and its rewards! If one is loyal to Gandhi family rewards come all your way. The loyalty shown in such small tasks as cooking and washing utensils can lead one to Rastrapathi Bhavan. Amin Khan seems to be a simpleton and he paid for his indiscretion. Something this nation has known all along is the way rewards-awards and plum posting are being distributed and awarded .Rastrapathi Bhavan is number one-all the Raj Bhavans too fall under this rewards distribution scheme. But when post retirement benefits like constitutional posts are distributed in a similar fashion then the trouble brews. Justice becomes skewed and sense becomes nonsense. When posts are filled with persons close to Mrs Sonia Gandhi and family-and eligibility criterion becomes the casualty then good governance becomes impossible.
In common parlance we call this favoritism and nepotism Mrs Sonia Gandhi is a the mother head of these two vices which cannot bring in good conduct and probity in public life.If caste and creed are tags which drag us down favoritism and nepotism puts spokes in the wheels of good governance. It also is demoralizing because persons will perform with an eye on rewards. An important factor which must not be overlooked is favoritism and nepotism are indicators of a banana republic. This is dangerous and augers ill for democracy and this nation. Hence the simple tasks of cooking and washing has its own drastic effects. This is why Amin Khan had to put in his papers.
A side effect of this is no one should speak the truth. It is not because Amin Khan was disrespectful to the President that he was asked to put in his papers but because it revealed the favoritism and nepotism of Mrs Sonia Gandhi. The latter should remember that all these are open secrets and she should do well to recapitulate the children’s story of the King being naked. She may think that everything round her is fine because the renunciation had placed a halo round her. That halo has disappeared long ago and with all the scams raining under her reign with her making constitutional posts a farce and she holding an extra constitutional power the story of the King being naked is apt. So Amin Khan had resigned but Mrs Sonia Gandhi is getting exposed day in and day out from the washing of the utensils and the cooking to the black money scams in tax havens.

Dr Mrs Hilda Raja
Vadodara

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  • 1. tony  |  February 10, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Great. As usual the obsessive compulsive streak to connect what need not be related. For a change why not write about things that affect the lives of those in Vasna, Akota or Alkapuri, that you can, hopefully, see a little more objectively.
    Incidentally, I found some one with your type of scholarship and objectivity, featured in Haindava Keralam. His name is Prof. Isaac. He has written a gem of a peace on Islamic bank and the compulsory topic of the minorities usurping for themselves the wealth of the majority community.

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    • 2. hilda raja  |  February 10, 2011 at 4:30 pm

      Truth always hurts-no wonder TRUTH was crucified.Thanks for your suggestions geographically area need not be a constrait in writing articles-
      HR

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      • 3. Sita  |  February 11, 2011 at 9:19 am

        Ma’am ,Please ignore Trolls ma’am.One cannot openeyes that refuse to open. A person of his type of Scholarship or objectivity would be j.Dayal and his ilk.who can only think of their rights but not Duties,nor other’s rights.According to them The Rights to this country of ours belong only to them and duties are for us “majority”.From what he rights he cannot think of beyond his locality.No wonder he writes this way.

    • 4. Sita  |  February 11, 2011 at 9:22 am

      Troll somewhere else. If you can get beyond Identity and into issues ,then present your views decently.I am sure there are even more number of websites that will cater to your taste of Christian Supremacy,which according to you is objective.

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  • 5. rv  |  February 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Vande Mata rome!

    Benefits of Sonia Mantram.

    1.
    “Eka kaale pathennithyam, dhana dhaanya samunvita..”
    Meaning…
    If one recites mata sonia’s name daily once, one will become rich with all worldly possessions.

    2.
    “Dvi kaalam yah patheNNithyam, Maha paapa vinaashanam”
    If one recites mata sonia’s name twice a day, then all the SINS of such person will be washed out forever.

    3.
    “Tri kaalam yah patheNNithyam, sarva sathru nivaaraNam”
    “If one recites sonia mantra with utter devotion thrice a day, such person becomes destroyer of enemies, and prospers.

    So, we all must follow the footsteps of greatest devotee Shrimati. Pratibha Paatil, to achieve prosperity and fame. Maata Sonia never lets her devotees down. She is the living goddess of this century, who is all merciful, bestows all kinds of pleasures to her most loyal devotees. But if one earns her wrath, then such a person is vile, and surely goto hell.
    Sonia PuraaN, chapter 13, page no.343:

    Let the world prosper and the blessings of this maata be upon her loyal devotees always!!!

    rv

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  • 6. rv  |  February 10, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    One of the holiest places to visit in this age: 10th Janpath. A person who visits this holy places, will never have to take birth again, as all his sins are washed away and he shines like gold.

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  • 7. sivaraman  |  February 11, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Berfore going into the appointment of PRESIDENT-(not elected),it must be realised cooking and washing are not menilal jobs-Every Home maker and spouses in US have been doing this for years.People should stop talking about it.
    Coming to the remarks of the Miinister,he must have been wondering how this lady from some far off place ,was suddenly catapulted to the top post in the country.After racking his brain for quite some time to find a reason-as she had absolutely no qualification–in fact,number of points for disqualification were there.He must have found this service to Indra Gandhi as a good enough reason and must have cried “EUREKA “

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    • 8. hilda raja  |  February 11, 2011 at 11:09 am

      you have found it and must cry Eureka!I totally agree that washing utensils and cooking is no menial job-it is something which keeps the loved ones together and every wife and daughter takes pride in doing this-even men do this-but wha tis demeaning is that this done for Indira Gandhi opened the doors of Rashtrapathy BhavanThat is something which we cannot tolerate.What other crtiterion did Patil have to rise to be the First Citizen of India?Mrs Sonia Gandhi has this-she buys people-places them in sensitve posts to suit her agenda.Some are not able to anaylse this and thinks it is unrelated like one Tony who who made his comment in this blog.All these are related-Raj Bhavans too play a crucial role see how Bhardwaj has been rewarded for allowing Quotrrochi to take his freezed money and flee from India.Actually ” fled when Margaret Alva was a cabinet minister for Personnel and she enabled him to flee.But the Governor of Karnataka defreezed his money.Both are today Governors.of course all presided by a Sonia handpicked PM.
      HR

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  • 9. Sita  |  February 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Pratibha-Patils-Resume/articleshow/2218456.cms
    Ma’am you have hit the nail on its head with this article,by bringing out how nepotism and favouritism is feeding Corruption In Our country.Sonia Gandhi has proved her colonial mentality with both the appointing of Pratibha Patil to the Highest post and with the Sacking of Amin Khan.

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    • 10. Sita  |  February 11, 2011 at 1:14 pm

      Also Ma’am, the TOI article gives us the Resume of Pratibha Patil

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  • 12. Sujata Srinath  |  February 11, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Wonderful…I had somehow missed this news item and was wondering why Twitter was abuzz with what tasks can be done at 10 Janpath to get corresponding posts!!:) What is happening in Alkapuri and Vasna and Akota…I have been to all of those places some 25 years ago…lived in Baroda and went to MSU…everything was okay then-except that there used to be regular riots during festival times at Raopura and Ghendi Gate and now incredibly there are NO riots at all. The other ridiculous tom-tomming is about the Narmada Kumbh at MP…The Archbishop asked for protection for the poor tribals who may be influenced to reconvert!! Hats off to you Hilda…and I thank you for your lovely response to my other comment:)

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    • 13. hilda raja  |  February 11, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you Sujatha for your very concise and interesting comments.I do not really know what is happening in the places mentioned in one of the comments-except that Gujarat is progressing and developing.You are right hence.In case something is happening which draws my attention I shall focus on it.But just now my focus is national and my country comes above everything and eveyone else.I do not distinguish between majority,minority,this religion and that.I see all as Indians and any discrimination hurts me.All the best to you.
      HR

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      • 14. Sujata Srinath  |  February 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm

        Yes, you are right. For a discerning human being, any discrimination towards anyone hurts, and I hurt too. India is a vast country and there will be pockets where some sort of discrimination goes on and therefore I think our media gets to pick up those that they highlight to drive an agenda…that is our tragedy. Today the census official visited our house and asked us various Qs including how we travel to work. He commented that the Qs are all very good, the intention is good, but he wondered if the ones in power will utilize the survey results to benefit citizens. He also added that possibly we need a revolution to save our country! The Q on twitter is: can the Internet unite Indians to do an Egypt? I would love to know your take on this, what do you think?
        Warm regards,
        Sujata

  • 15. Niranjan K  |  February 15, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Hello Mam,
    This is possible only in India. Look at all the key posts: CVC, Chief Election Commissioner, President, etc. All are Antonia Maino aka Sonia Gandhi’s cronies. This Italian hog is devouring the public resources like never before, and that too with that great European cunningness.

    I had a hard time believing this year’s Padma Vibhhushan and P Bhushan awards. What contributions have Montek Singh, Kris Gopalakrishnan, and Chandra Kocchar have made to Indian society? This is crass populism. By keeping these industry lobby happy, this govt wants to be on good books of all..

    Niranjan

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  • 16. rakesh  |  February 16, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    The first part reminded me a story about Lincoln. When a senate member reminded him that his father used to repair shoes. He replied with brimming eyes and full of pride voice. Yes he used to repair the shoes and i am given the task to repair this country. But then he was the best repair man; even if i could do the task given to me half good I could transform this country…

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