Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pl. read my this email and evaluate and comment.....Alok

Jainism says help only deserving. I have started following same as otherwise I am getting overloaded with grievances of others who otherwise enjoy their life and care hell about slavery ( dominance of corporate house, Bureaucrats, street Dada's , delaying courts, mafia controlling educational institutes, hospitals,resources, octroi nakas, rapists,gender discriminators,dowery seekers,groom side misbehaving and arm twisting bride side for alms and pleasures  etc ) condition in India :

  1. Very good that u have raised ur voice.
  2. But when other sufferreres raised the voice then did u spare time to read , reply, help?
  3. We dont wake up when others house is on fire but only when we r affected
  4. I have been demanding RTI to be introduced for all service organization where affected party can seek limited info on files related to them. But no one listens.
  5. I have been crying foul against all courts specially consumer, all ombudsman , all even so called NGO's , Consumer guidance orgs etc who are ruled by vested interests and consumer suffers further instead of getting redressal. But who listens? who supports?
  6. Since people dont give even 1 hour a month for common cause NGO's have gone in to the hands vested interests. How much time will u give to others after ur issues r resolved? I can help u but only after I receive committment to work for common cause. I have stopped wasting time on people who only come when they need help and then go back in thier fun and money making world.
  7. How much money u have spent on good social work/ workers/ orgs etc ?? I spend 5 % of my gross on same and 1 % of capital gains .I dont give it to donghis, miracle man, sadhus ( even if good as there r many giving them ) but spend on activism, supporting activism , good cause. would you?
  8. Though it is my personal property , I pay commercial electricity, water, taxes etc yet give sitting space free/ meeting space free to good activists, orgs., cause. Incidentally first meeting in Mumbai of Shri Shiv Khera's party BRSP was held at my place , first preparatory meeting of Anna hajareji's campaign was held at my place under the leadership of Shri Mayank Gandhi,  I gave for long place in my office  to Consumer guidance  society, Mumbai, I am running sr. citizens org since my age 49 till date when I m 57 yrs and and so. Will you atleast ask your society to give place in soc office/ premises for one hour for RTI/ consumer guidance activists to sit once a week  so u and others in your area benefit? 
If ur reply r in affirmation then pl. contact me. ( not necessary do same as I m but show that u r doing similar deeds for others so u deserve others help). I am bitter but if this mail chnges few then we will have better governance for atleast our future generation.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 2:10 AM, Nitin Kashyap <> , wrote:'
Respected Sir,

My name is Nitin Kashyap, residing in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.I am a customer of Airtel Broadband Services which I had taken on 24th Feb, 2011. My account no is 16385020. I was sold this connection by fraud by saying that the maximum limit is 25 GB per month but when I contacted the customer care they said its only 10GB. But that was not for what I have taken the plan and for. They had sold me a connection by saying lies and giving false promises.Another development is that after more than 3 months, someone called me from Airtel to say that my plan is for 25 GB only. And that their customer care, floor supervisor and manager were not aware of the plan. So I can safely assume that starting from customer care to the manager everyone was lying to me in the beginning.  But in the end who has to suffer because of the ignorance and apathy of Airtel people..its me. ...........and goes on.....

Monday, June 27, 2011

L.A Times Article. on condition of Muslims ......and Alok's reply

L.A Times Article. on condition of Muslims ......And Alok's reply

Our govt and bureaucrats have totally neglected to work for downtrodden,weak, poor,children,sr citizens,women, Be they from any community. The reservation in jobs

for SC/ST etc is there but out of huge population how many of them cud benefit?? The SC/ST leaders and bureaucrats once in power and loaded with money have forgotten their folks.

So crores keep suffering. And many Muslims too. But they suffer more because they have dakiyanusy / cheap mentality leaders who advocate on 4 marriages, 10 children , madarsa education and think weapon suppliers are masiha.

If Muslims produce only as many children as they can take care off , can give good living with in their means, send them to good school, treat them with love and affection and caring then definitely their future generation will rise.

I talked to many Muslims and found them to be strong believer of hand of almighty in producing children and that rab ki den hain children.

If that is so then seek help from god for their betterment and blame him for your condition and not govt.

Israel, Korea, Japan, China ( non believers), Dubai have proved how karma theory is superior then begging bowl and blaming others for own condition.

Thanks and Regards,
Alok Tholiya (S.E.O.), M:9324225699 :
Tholiya Bhavan,
10th Road , Santacruz east, Mumbai 400055


Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2011 12:49:57 -0700
Subject: L.A Times Article. Scheduled casts receive reservations and quotas, in jobs, colleges, universities etc. However, other poor, mostly Muslims, have little help. Their children grow up toiling rather than attending schools.

For India's bone craftsmen, the hazards aboundThose who make combs and ornaments out of animal bone and horn run the risk of tuberculosis from the dust or losing a finger to dangerous equipment. And many of the workers are children. Workers use tools to shape animal horns into spoons and forks in Sambhal, India. Social workers estimate that By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times June 24, 2011, 5:11 p.m.Reporting from Sambhal, India— In a small, dark room in this city of narrow alleys and workshops the size of shoeboxes, five men in their 70s fashion combs out of water buffalo horn with hand saws for $2 a day.Members of this predominantly Muslim community of 50,000 have hacked, chipped, cut, molded and polished animal bones and horns into baubles or beads for generations.

But the ornaments worn on the supple wrists and sun tanned necks of far-off fashionistas carry a high price for these craftsmen, who must live with airborne clouds of bone dust that sticks to their eyes, hair and lungs..

"If you're over 50 around here, you almost certainly have tuberculosis," said Mohammad Arshad, 32, the owner of a bone-carving workshop whose parents died of the debilitating lung disease.

Although TB takes years to show up, other dangers in Sambhal, India's unofficial bone-crafting center, appear in seconds. In one of the hundreds of small workshops, most spewing enough white dust to mimic a snowstorm, worker Mohammad Behzad sits on his haunches for 10 hours a day shaping horn pieces at an open power saw..

"If you lose your concentration for a second, you lose your finger," Behzad said, showing several that are missing tips.. "The machines are all dangerous, but the power saws are the worst."

Child labor is another fact of life. Furqan Ali Khan, head of the Zubaida Khatoon Educational and Social Welfare Society, a local civic group, estimates that one-quarter of Sambhal's bone and horn workers are children.

India's laws prohibit those younger than 14 from working in "hazardous industries." In reality, however, enforcement is spotty and inspectors look the other way with "cottage industries." Some of those peeking from workshop doors appeared to be as young as 8.

Parents here say they're so impoverished that they have little choice. Behzad started doing small jobs as a toddler, graduated to more complex tasks in elementary school and was a full-time bone cutter by his teens.

"We're born to this work," he said. "And we'll die at it."

During the British Empire and immediately after Indian independence, hair combs handcrafted from horn were in demand. In the mid-1960s, however, cheap plastic combs flooded the market, pushing most workers into making trinkets and low-end costume jewelry.

Muslims, a community often near the bottom of India's social ladder, have long dominated the dirty, dangerous bone craft work. Among India's vegetarian Hindu majority, handling animals is generally considered unclean.

Once the crafts are finished, however, non-Muslims aren't shy about marketing the combs, jewelry, lamps and knickknacks, local workers say, garnering most of the profit. Locals say wholesalers and exporters who buy bracelets here at 5 to 10 cents turn around and sell them for as much as 100 times that in New Delhi, Berlin or New York.

"We have no contact with end buyers," Arshad said. "Few even know our community exists."

These mostly uneducated workers say that without the contacts, knowhow or vision required to sell their goods over the horizon, they're largely trapped in this dusty world.

"Sambhal is definitely a place you don't forget," said Christopher Wolff of the World Health Organization's polio eradication unit, who has visited several times in a bid to prevent the virus' spread. "People working with bones in tiny workshops on such a massive scale, it's Victorian England, one of the most challenging settings we had to work in in northern India.."

In the corners of many workshops are shoulder-high piles of bones and horns bought from slaughterhouses for 5 to 20 cents a pound. Although it's illegal to kill cows in most Indian states, abattoirs do a thriving trade in water buffalo and oxen, with cow remains brought in from beef-eating states such as West Bengal.

At Behzad's workshop, which specializes in making spoons and forks from oxen and buffalo horns, three men and two boys who look to be about 13 squat without safety equipment, masks or blade guards to protect their hands from the saws.

Each fork or spoon takes four hours and 21 steps to make — heating, cutting, reheating, shaping, polishing and shining — with a fork-and-spoon set selling for $1.10 to $1.90. The shop can make 200 sets a month, but some months there are no buyers.

"You can't breathe properly just walking on these roads, and these families breathe the air 24-7," civic group head Khan said. "Probably 99% of them are ill in one way or another."