Saturday, May 24, 2014
Through the eyes of Tagore, India and the world; for the fresh leadership of India
WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSE OF PRIME, PREMIER AND PRIVILEGED LEADERS, Hon. NARENDRA DAMODARDAS MODI
I do not think that Rabindranath Tagore is a dreamer or was a day dreamer though he had talked about his dreams, dreamt with the others of ‘today not only with the associated back then then. Amazingly he still touches the hearts of human of this decade we live. The people of yesterday that he has seen through his eyes I believe shows no big difference to the people of today, we live. The Men or women do not change when it comes to their desires and expectations wills or hopes no matter what decade you, they belong to, human are the same. Yet, complexities of the material world we live no need to be compared all apparent and transparent
It is not 1896, the year we live ‘currently’, ‘today’, present’, this is not 1996 either. The date of today is 24th May 2014
How many decades gone since the last viewing of the Poet, Tagore? What many things have changed in India, in the cites and inhabitants of his younger brother, the near and dear neighbor ‘Sri Lanka’ since then? What many achievements, trophies, discussions, revelations, change of policies, change of leaders and their visions and missions? This is not the world that Tagore lived in 1800’s, the thinking of Brahmins, visions and missions of untouchables everything has changed
This is not the Calcutta that he dreamt in his dreams and we read. We read a different ‘Calcutta’ today. I assume Gujarat has faced this reality since you handed over your resignation as a chief Minister of that region they need to assign a new leader for Gujarat and WELCOME YOU! Hon. Sir AS THE FRESH PREMIER MINISTER for the Country that Tagore talked of from the bottom of his heart and soul, India
He wrote about his people via the dreams he dreamt as readings of future or as readings of hearts of people
in one of his poems, A Strange Dream, written in January, 1930, Translated by HUMAYUN KABIR
One night I dreamt a strange dream; Binu was calling to me ‘WAKE UP AND SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING’
That was how he started to narrate and tried to share his dream, dreamt about Calcutta, with others calling out to the BINU he knew. What was in his mind? Was he talking about the changes that we encounter everyday’ or once a year or every six years, 15 years, twenty years or as mentioned in the constitutions?
I thought, when I first heard the news;
Narendra Damodaras Modi is the New Prime Minister of India, due to be sworn in on 26 May 2014,
from the voice of the Chairman of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation on my way to work place, OUSL, how to write my this note and then I found, still the tallest of the region and the world, according to my senses, the poet I admire a lot, Tagore, a collection of poems then I thought how good it is to view India from the eyes of an True Indian that I have met through his words and melodies
There were a lot that he tried to mention through a strange dream yet let me quote only a few words from his words
Our school was rushing forward madly, with arithmetic and grammar books running fast. The maps were fluttering on the wall like birds flapping their wings. The bells tolled ceaselessly and without break with no heed the hour
‘Today’, we all rushing forward often madly without thinking of ‘where we are heading to’, quite often, in this world we live ‘ PEOPLE FIGHT’ for many things, fighting for the lands of others, territories of others thinking of owning, the world has given such various names, some say that is terrorism
You are now entering a territory where you find secure territories though there are still some functionalities and fights going on behind the walls of known, unknown or the territories yet to understand and identified not only in India or here also around the world, my poor understanding of world says so. Your Neigbour now is not the neighbor that you saw when you were freshly born as a child, 1950 and like I mentioned earlier this is not the 1996 that many incidents happened, this is not the era that Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, the Italian Queen thought and imagined that terrorists took away his soul man and never thought to lead a party. this is not the world that some use old strategies to steal away thrones this is a world that new strategies are trying to take away lands and deeds of people, I believe you have no time to rest ‘you need to read India (each state of India, the whole India) accurately but also the region that you are freshly joining and becoming and getting memberships, the South Asian region , the SAARC, including
You have given a ‘clue’ to the world slightly about your visions about the region that you belong to, ‘what views’ you hold within about the members of your neighbouring land by inviting the Chairman of the SAARC , Hon. President of the Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse
I heard that the Hon. Prime minister has already received various comments from ‘within the India and from the people outside to India. Those chances I believe also has given you to understand ‘the views of your own people about regional matters as well as the ‘picture of the neighbor, Sri Lanka
I believe, a neighbor is someone who always comes first before the distanced relatives, when you are in need of any assistance or even to have a good dialogue
Let me not forget the dream of our poet
He further explains ………
‘Millions cried, ‘Stop this madness, for where is it you want to go and whence’?
What madness he was talking about and discussing via his dreams, what were the mad things that he understood back then were they different to the madness called ‘terrorism’, drug dealings, ignorance, fights and tyrant activities that human engage in purposely was he begging the world to stop such madness?
Let me postpone talking about his poem 1996, the prediction after hundred years of his days, lived, wrote on February, 1896 (1400 Shan from ‘Chitra’)
Again in some verses he revels about the same dream, dreamt perhaps on a day of July, 1937 ( Akash Pradeep from Chharar Chhabi)
I thought to myself ‘what does it matter if Calcutta goes Straight to Bombay? If she prefers Delhi, Lahore or Agra, all we need to do is to put a turban on her head ad horned shoes on her feet’ or if she wants to rush off to England , all the people will become hatted coated and booted Englishmen
Suddenly there was a bang and I woke. Calcutta was as always still in Calcutta’.
According to my own reading she has changed a lot physically as well as morally, that is the world we live today
It is not only Calcutta, Toronto, Johannesburg, Dakha, Washington, Rio de Jenairo, Nairobi, Lahore, Colombo , Jaffna all the cities mentioned and not mentioned has changed indescribably. The regions territories; some have widened their territory marks, some have broke all the barricades and fences while some are building walls, this is the world we live, today
The Africa that the Tagore talked and discussed of, on a day of the year 1937, February has changed i can read and the whole world can read, there are no BLACKS AND WHITES as such in African Region, though he did not try to touch this topic, I am saying there are only AFRICANS
You will have to deal with this new world, Hon. Minister, you will have to understand this new Africa, new Hiroshima and Nagasaki, new Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq, new packets of flour that comes to your land our land via your land or via any other as nets or as bullets and the countries that sends fresh containers of oil to new Asia, new Calcutta and fresh world we live, we need to accept with respect understanding the oil is not the only thing that we need to run the world towards the destinations it prefers. The Markets of London and world are not the markets in, when you exchange your cotton to the ceramic of China and to what we exchange, the days back in 1940’s that we sent our tea, Rubber and coconut and spices to your land and to other lands via the most stunning cities like, Istanbul, the old miraculous cities, or the London, the tales of cities that some merchandisers were so fond of talking, and discussing, the Venice, any country or city that belong to pre or pro Medieval periods of all revolutionaries, did i write this without knowing 'who you are' and what experience you hold' pardon me sir for expressing my views this way, i understand and I am sure you do understand this world we live better than i understand. I am an ApolITICAL KID not a mature POLITICIAN like you, Hon. Sir
listening only to mature ones is not about ruling a country i believe, there are many others namely, immature, amateurs, people of many classes and many people who do not come to your doorstep carrying a piles of files, or requests who do not beg things but a batter country to live, there hopes and aims are also on the shoulders of leaders i like to believe, there is something in the words that amateurs says the leaders can 'pick and choose' and then implement
This is not the world that the Father of Non violence lived and fought to protect, The Gandhi mission and vision I am talking about, who does not understand that
Leaderships like any other ships changes and subject to change we all know that sometimes leaderships are very equal to friendships and often dividend the good friendships due their inner policies unavoidable yet I believe good leaderships are always knows to maintain good friendships until they sail towards their promised visions and missions and towards hearts of people not walk out of the hearts and minds of people. they keep something to talk and discuss even after their departures, like Tagore the good hearted man, the poet. We all still read him, I read India via his words
Following I quote from the poem ‘named’, The Introduction’
Once my boat , moved by the fresh winds of early spring stopped at this landing place. You had all crowded round and asked ‘ who are you and where do you go?’
Did anyone asked you, the same question
Did you say, back then or replied …………..
I am sailing my boat towards the leadership of India?
He once reveled
Sitting on the banks of the RUPNARAYAN
I woke up on the banks of the Rupnarayan. I knew for certain this world is not a dream
Though there are no divisions as such like in Old world that many lived and departed there are hidden divisions, I believe that still exists to kill human relationships , internal and international affairs of neighbours, and there are still unidentified facets exists in this world that are yet to be discovered to redesign the world in freshly manner
For your fresh leadership I humbly quoted the tallest words of the most tallest poet’ Tagore, knowing that my explanations weak and am poor in expressing my views, I wrote this note knowing that I am an ant before your experiences, I wrote on behalf of citizens of my country knowing that they might not encounter that I represented them as well here.
I congratulate! the New prime Minister to sail his ship of experiences to wards the ashore of conciousful leadership, a safe journey!