Friday, July 28, 2006

Happy Birthday Mr. Castro

Its celebration time in communists offices allover India. After all its world’s longest serving leader Fidel Castro's 80th Birthday.

India's top two Communist leaders, CPI(M)’s Prakash Karat and CPI’s A B Bardhan who never tire of singing praises of Cuban leader Fidel Castro and his battles with the US, are heading for Havana. Over a thousand guests are expected to attend this Left jamboree.
‘‘We are keen to know what the Latin Americans have to say about us (the Indian Left),’’ says Bardhan. Also he proudly claimed that Cubans are so resolute that they are not shattered by the succession of hurricanes and storms, a resilience that’s is not even shown by the US.
I am sure Mr. Burden(no i know my spelling) and Mr. Karat would use this trip to propagate the idea of democracy among their communist counterparts. Afterall, Thats what they were doing in Nepal.

This time two months ago
Following is the article from CPIM's People democracy.

Excerpt from the Article:
CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury, who has been facilitating the parties in Nepal to reach an understanding, has expressed confidence that the country’s journey towards democracy will be fructified in the coming three-odd months.

Monday, July 24, 2006

The Annual Planning Conferences

I being from the bad world of Corporate am quite used to the annual ritual of planning conferences. These is the annual ritual in which we travel to the rarefied rooms of company Headquarters. Here we renew our pledge of loyalty to the corporate plans and unveil our plans for their approval.

During for past few days, I grew curious whether our political parties have such an Exercise. After few hours of research, I came up with some interesting information

- Every year BJP have their annual Baithaks with their mothership - RSS to gets their plans approved by the Wise men there. I am sure poor BJP might be facing some tough time explaining why some of their guys were naughty.

- In congress case, it was much simpler. As in this case, Mother was the ship.

- I was in for a surprise when I realised that Mr. Karat just came back from eight-day tour of China during which he discussed party-to-party ties and Sino-Indian relations. He also visited the “party school” of the Communist Party. I am sure he might
have taken some good lessons in the school. I was wondering what kind of crash course he might have taken? I being a optimist, I am sure the chinese tutors would have given him lessons in Nationalism(No marks for guessing which nation).

Sunday, July 23, 2006

CPM to raise fund for Palestinian cause

GULBARGA: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has launched a fund raising drive to help the Palestinians in their hour of crisis and has called upon people to generously donate for the same.
My eyes almost turned moist at the noble deed from a political party in India. I am sure the External Events is consuming so much energy of CPM that they might have missed minor events in India like 200 deaths in Mumbai Bomb Blast,
Mayhem in J&K. If aware, I am sure they would have arranged similar Fund raising drive for the Lakhs killed in J&K or 100's killed in Mumbai. Though I am not sure how it might have effected secular fabric of CPM