Thursday, January 26, 2006

Paritrana - A new political party

I read about the new political party Paritrana formed by some IIT graduates, in Rashmi's blog. Many people had pointed out that this was similar to what happens in Maniratnam's movie Yuva / Aayudha Ezhuthu. I thought may be these guys are idealistic enough to believe that they can make a difference.

But when I read their mission statement
The objective of the party is to resuscitate and restore the great traditions of Bharatvarsha's glorious Golden Age based on the eternal values, and to transform Bharatvarsha into a prosperous and powerful nation, and reestablish Bharatvarsha to its rightful place in the world as 'JagadGuru'.
, the words "Bharatvarsha" and "Jagadguru" made me see red.

Pray, why should India take its rightful place as a "Jagadguru"? Aren't other nations equally bad or good like us? And what is this about glorious Golden Age - back to the Manu Smriti days?

Good thing about the Indian Democracy is, the system is so setup that such attempts will not flourish. I realise that there is no point in getting worked up over this.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

They are in very nascent stage. We do not know, probably are really attempting something sensible..

Why do u flay them, when u do not know what they are upto

Anonymous said...

Did u enjoy seeing Rahul on TV.. guess u must have

Probably, we deserve to be fooled by such Suave charismatic Cambridge return politicians

ashok said...

did he complete his degree in cambridge?

Anonymous said...


Good thing about the Indian Democracy is, the system is so setup that such attempts will not flourish. I realise that there is no point in getting worked up over this.

hahaha!!! That was classy!!!

Deepa said...

sigh! one more....

Anonymous said...

ashok,

subramania swamy will take your doubt in hand and make all attempts to clear it.

Don't worry.

Bachelor said...

Whats with the sudden spate of annonymous comments for this post?

Saw their website... nothing much except biodata's of their founders. No details as to what their plans are... regions involved... etc. Yeah.. they are just starting off..... good luck to them. If they are really idealisitc.... i would most definetly vote for them.

ashok said...

hope its not another drunken late night new year resolution by the IITians....
Paritrana...?sounds like a desi rock band to me...!!!

Anonymous said...

read five point somone and the famous complaint that IITans have not contributed anything to the nation?

guess this may be their starting

Anonymous said...

some of the comments to this post and the sujatha post are... dissappointing but i hope not disheartening. rest assured you do have readers who get your point and share your skepticism on both counts.

nastikan

Anonymous said...

Reply to nastigan's

Action is the need of the hour. I join with my friends to the cause of IITians. No more reading or posting of comments here.

Acti-Gan

English August said...

I have an interview with the national treasurer of the party, Chandrashekhar on my blog. Maybe reading some of his thoughts will help everyone in forming an opinion based on facts.

http://www.arthshastra.com/archive/paritrana-getting-to-know-a-little-bit-more/

Chenthil said...

Anons, thanks for your visit. It would be better if you leave your names too, I am no Biswanath Halder. I am not for Rahul or any other dynasty.

Ashok, you are talking about Parikrama?

Nastigan, thanks for the support. Though I don't take any readers seriously nor do I expect them to take me seriously :-)

English August, read the interview. Still I hold on to my views.

Deepa, I am not able understand your comment.

Viren said...

Hey Dabbler :) ,

It seems that u have been reading the mission statement skipping words.. did u miss "based on the eternal values" next to "Golden Age", i think that is nothing to do with Manu smriti,.

so after reading the interview u still hold on ur view!..

u have given two point view in ur blog .. and the interview erases both!..

Bharatvarsha might just be the right word as if they would have used HINDUSTAN then u would have called them religious fanatics!..
and INDIA is.. ( i dunno what is the origin of that word.. is it brit's?)... so second point..

Being a Jagadguru might be too far, but Mission statements are always about achieving the unachievables!. right?.

so wait and watch!..
feeling nice after writing to u..
have a nice day!

ashok said...

yes chen..parikrama....dont know why these desi rock bands always have names like parikrama, tanrta, mantra,moksha,karma,parivara.... ?

Anonymous said...

lage raho doston well done
keep it up

Anonymous said...

Raj Goutham Here....
I read about this "Paritrana" at long today..... sounds very goood......its very impressive and the interview with one of the member of Paritrana in www.arthshastra.com is also good....I pray the almighty that their bold step should be supported n encouraged by all youth's n even by the old's...All the best for them.....I believe it wont be another Manjunath(IIM) story...it shouldn't happen again anywhere...Paritrana shud move up.......My vote is sure for Paritrana....instead of voting all those culprits... i wud vote for Paritrana which consists of us the students........

VIvek said...

problem with guys like you is if the nation is in a bad state then also u have a problem .... if somebody dreams of making it the best nation u have problem stop being a critic ...
whats wrong with being "jagadguru" ... it's just the concept of standing out of the crowd and showing the way to others ... dont u have any ambitions dude ...
the mentioning of golden age is refers to the golden age of knowledge ... i dont know what u have comprehended from those words ...
newaze ... I feel elated after posting
cheers

Chenthil said...

Vivek, I appreciate your powers of reasoning. And I am happy that you feel elated after posting a critical comment. Do visit often.

Nilu said...

ROTFL!

Damn you Chen, I wish I had you abilities in straight faced sarcasm.

Anonymous said...

No knowledge, no optimism.. no hope.. thats what they were and why they formed. I am joinin them with around 25 friends as well, all we are software engineer in Nagpur, London, Santa Clara, and california. Now what we call all of us? Idiots? Yes we are, becuz we got the point, that enough is enough..

Swadesipal said...

No knowledge, no optimism.. no hope.. thats what they were and why they formed. I am joinin them with around 25 friends as well, all we are software engineer in Nagpur, London, Santa Clara, and california. Now what we call all of us? Idiots? Yes we are, becuz we got the point, that enough is enough..
Excuses, arguments and abusings, thats what we have done so far.. its time for have some actions dudes n babes..lets unite all we bright youths.

Kavitha Shankar said...

Rock band?Just becos one rock band in india sounds like that?Parikrama?Paritrana means deliverence.I leave the rest to your imagination.

My 2 paise on it : Please donot discourage these attempts.It is a marvellous idea and it is upto ppl like us in this generation to make it a success!

Anonymous said...

did u see the photos of these guys? (except for 1 ) they look straight out of venus fly trap!

OKOK.jokes apart.....lets encourage such attemps rather than sitting in our cushions saying nasty things...who know..they might be goooood!

Shantanu M Athavale said...

I think this Party is here to stay, So instead of Discourage them with ur worthless lazy and Negative commnets, Please support them. Good Luck Paritrana.

Rrituraj Sharma, Bangalore said...

We Indians have been good at this, haven't we? Pulling down people even before they can prove themselves?(viz comments on Paritrana) And putting people in GOD's place even before they can actually prove that they are here to rule?(viz. Tennis sensation Mirza, with all due respects for her) For those who passed negative comments on 'Paritrana', and even commented that the name sounded like a desi Rock band ... must have been listening to a lot of Parikrama ... let me tell you our society definitely needs a revolution to happen ... and if it starts with Paritrana, I am with it. Apart from Yuva, Rang de basanti has also been made on a similar theme - "REBEL" ... violently or non-violently is ofcourse at the individual's discretion.
Best wishes to Paritrana ...
Regards

Swadesipal said...

Kya bole abhi aise hi hain hum Hindustani. Everyone critices the present system, no one takes initiative to change it, even if anyone does, then loads of assholes pull legs.
Ek line yaad aa rahi hain... MERA BHARAT MAHAN..

Anonymous said...

I BELIEVE ITS A GOOD BEGINING.....
COZ THERE IS MAJOR CHANGES WERE REQUIRED IN THE WAY OUR CURRENT LEADERS RUN THE COUNTRY.....

AND ANY ONE HAS TO BEGIN THIS ...

THEN WHY NOT THE EDUCATED YOUTHS BEST OF WHICH COME FROM IIT...

LETS BE WITH THEM

Swadesipal said...

If anyone is interested knowin more abt Paritrana, prospective members of Paritrana, seekers, patriots.. visit this link. National President Rajpurohit, Treasurer Chandrashekhar soon to post their comments to all prospective members..
http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=22020960&postID=113920871271092704

sandhya said...

hai guys.......
excellent decision...well done....we(all youth) stand by you.
ALL THE VERY BEST.....INDIA needs u (new politics) desparately

Swadesipal said...

Just now my mother n father together been saved in firing and riot situation in Nagpur. They had to fly anyhow anywhere they could see with their old eyes. People are killin each other... i'm feelin like cryin aloud for the very first time for situation bharat is goin thru, that these fuckin political party's assholes are tryin to create.

Now either i'll change the system or will shoot myself.

Anonymous said...

SUPERB STEP.I REALLY WISH TO SEE SOME CHANGE IN "POLITICS".
AS A RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN I REQUEST EVERYBODY TO SUPPORT PARITRANA.
PLS"LETS GET RID OF PRESENT POLITICAL CORRUPTION".
I THINK IT IS POSIBLE BY PARITRANA.BEST OF LUCK.

Swadesipal said...

please visit to see what National President Mr.Tanmay Rajpurohit talked to me and National Tresurer Chandrashekhar mailed me:
http://paritranamember.blogspot.com/

arun said...

I request all people who appreciate the work begun by paritrana team to please consider devoting some of their free time to spread the news about paritrana . Start off by giving introduction about paritrana to all your firends and relatives and telling them to do the same . This will be enough on its own but if tntrusted you can also write letters to editers which appear in most of the popular news papers.Anather suggestion is to print and distribute small tamplets containing introduction about paritrana and distributing them in professional colleges.

Chenthil said...

Ok, all of you anons and not so anons - I am fed up with your comments here. Let me say it bluntly, the mission statement of Paritrana reads some thing like Nazi Propaganda to my unenlightened eyes. That is why I think they are not so goody good and are bound to fail in this diverse country called India. No more responses from me.

Swadesipal said...

A must read for every Indian youth, go thru links
http://swadesipal.blogspot.com/
http://paritrana.blogsource.com/

Anonymous said...

Hey guys gud job...My full support with u guys...I cant join you but will definitely support u guys by ways I can....

Anonymous said...

Its a gr8 idea. This is a dream come true for me. Guys, if u all wud have not done this believe me i was very much prepared to do this. Just completed my BTech. Had similar future plans... which i even spoke in my MBA interview. Great going...All the best. I am interested in becoming member. I mailed u todays. Plz reply.

Anonymous said...

i read some comments of choclatey guys with guitar in their hands i suppose...they simply criticised the idea..n laughed over those guys,,,i'll juss say ki atleast they have courage,,not like other cowards who run after money n complain abt india n go abroad...these so called channel v clan brats r really pathetic,,who can easiley laugh over a start by paritrana's guys...why we people forget..people laughed over gandhi n now call him their "bapu" means baap.....sorry rahstrapita or rashtrabaap...,,,m also a BE n m ready to shed my blood for tht dim light lit by paritrana...n plz i beg these channel v clan guys keep their mouth shut n sit on the top of mountain bcos one day this flood will b at its peek...n this is time to support them...n m not anonymous,,,,i am karan singh maan email:-brave_heart9899@yahoo.com all criticism is welcome...i wanna break those shitty mouths..who talk cowarly....n m goin to join..nyone there?cmon guys lets mak india a better place no mater how much time it take..first we will conquor a state then whole india........karan singh maan email:-brave_heart9899@yahoo.com

Swadesipal said...

No no.. Karan.. i'm completely agree with you.. these are some chocolatey guys never want someone to do somethin with great hearts.. they know only one thing, thats to pull leg of others if they are about to do something for the sake of everyone.. these people never appreciate, can only doubt. Khud to kuch karte nahi bakar bakar karne ke alava.. koi karta to hastey.. people ki catogory me main inhe sabse last layer mein rakhta, they don even deserve that.
My warm advice to these dudes are..
Learn to appreciate