Freedom of Speech

What is freedom of speech and what should it should be. The headlines since last few days read as “Bravo Rushdie”, abc and xyz and Now Its Jay Leno

If someone makes a derogatory comment/content which directly affects the beliefs (Religious beliefs its most crucial) of any sect, it is considered an act of bravery and a piece of art and my question is, should it really be ?

What has happened to the Intellectuals and the so called “Educated” mankind ? Probably they are now more educated to expect freedom in everything and have the right to hurt the feelings, beliefs of the people and fail to understand the correct use of  “Freedom of Speech” rather use it as a weapon to get known to more and more audiences / sell your product / book. As it is rightly said by Mr Katju (Judge at Supreme Court).

Free Speech Or Responsible Free Speech

Rushdie did the same and received reviews of both kind from the readers and from the people being affected emotionally and mentally.

Such kind of writing can simply be compared with the skin show in Bollywood / Holywood who have a record track of shedding clothes and earning fame / name / glamour (and that works), making women a piece of flesh to be traded and showcased and that too with equality and to all well considered as Freedom of Expression and Speech

Everyone supporting this action is being considered as a Congress worker, right now as we have congress in power. This is completely dependent on the situation rather than the issue, each party / politician is the Thaali Ka Baingan.

Islam strictly prohibits Muslims to do any act that is offensive for any other religion as mentioned in the Holy Quraan.

If the Satanic Verses was Freedom of Speech, then why is the Indian Embassy asking clarification from Jay Leno on the comment he made in United States ? Its because that single statement had hurt the feelings of numerous Sikhs around the globe. If the intensity of the matter needs to be compared, we should know that Jay Leno just made a “Comment” and did not mess with the religious leaders / preachers of the Sikhs, he did not misrepresent the Holy Book of the Sikhs Guru Granth Sahib.

This was a huge dis-respect towards their religious center on earth. The Sikhs all over the globe are now agitated and seeking action against him. One can just imagine the actions initiated by them If their Holy Book was misrepresented and the leaders harmed by words.

On the equal ranks, the Muslims around the globe are rightly agitated against the writings of this attention seeking author.

I appreciate the steps taken by the Ministry of Minority Affairs and the Rajasthan govt.

This is especially meant to Indian  media and bollywood who were against this action and blamed that the govt bowed down to bullies, Maulanas.

And that the govt did not favour Freedom of Speech. These (irrelevant) leaders don’t think that Freedom of Speech comes with a responsibility towards the society and knowing that a piece of art is actually defaming a religion is inhumane.

The Sikh community today is furious over the comments made by Jay Leno, which he and few others may explain as Freedom of Speech.

Practically any community on earth would be furious if their Sacred scriptures are misrepresented. Be it Ram or Rahim, Or Raymond.

And oh dear promoters of Free speech, your contributions to the destruction of the society are abundant.

If expect others to be tolerant, try to be tolerant when the situation turns on you

As a closing,  i would just like to mention that the Educated, Learned, Able Indians are getting forgetting the Real Culture and Traditions of India,

The reasons, India our country was invaded, ruled, and left with lowest self esteem on earth.

Lets take it on par with Twitter concept, the West tweets through media Indians just “Follow” them with No “Followers”

McDonalds- You Pay for the water UPDATED *

After the beautiful month of Ramadan, I and my friends had been to an outing and as obvious we were hanging out at McDonalds.

As usual customer service is the priority at McDonald’s. Though it is a self-serve environment but still they oblige to requests of customers and serve the orders.

Orders are ready in minutes, separate queue for takeaways. Reps managing queue at rush hours. Most importantly, the whole store turns into a battlefield at times, and we can see the reps managing order queue on a little LCD screen indicating order time and wait time. You might have been surprised by watching the 2 minute hourglass.

Overall just awesome.

There are times when some stuff goes out of stock and we can’t buy it. Sounds perfect, but what if you paid for it if it ran out of stock.

This happened with us, we ordered we ate, we enjoyed and talked, talked, and talked. Now we were really thirsty, as obvious we went to the counter and asked for Water and to our surprise, we were said that they were out of stock with water.. What  ? Out of Stock with Water ? How can you do that ?

Later i had a look at the bill for the stuff we paid for, and i was surprized to see this (#incl serv chgs for pkgd water)

McDonalds You pay for the water

I hesitated and then gathered courage to go up to the counter with One of my friends (Others were just pushing us to do this).

At the first attempt the lady at the counter, informed us that Drinking Water is Not available due to some filter Issues (Very Rare scene at McDonalds), and that they Should Make some arrangements. She didnt budge and Instead Asked us to Buy Bottled water.

Time to get legal, i informed her that the bill is inclusive of packaged water and We NEED it.

She escalated this to the manager and the Manger Informed us that water will be Served at Our desk, and It was indeed in few minutes (covertly in Coke containers)

What A Coke

Service disruptions do occur, Lying to customers about it is not a resolution.

A sincere apology is just enough to get the message, and anyways the team is working at its best to resolve the issue.

For those sincere customers, kindly check what You Pay for… and End up paying double.

How about Life and Ability

Blind Man selling

 

 

Blind Old woman selling

Youth, Dude… Babe Baby. This is not my job.
Umm I can’t do this we listen it very often.
We do have the Ability but not the Desire or the Drive to get things Done…

I just met few people who were courting the wrong job, but doing the best than anyone else can

do.

  • These were people with specific disabilities.
  • How could they do this kind of a job.

Selling without a Vision (literally), i noted that they keep their hand on the products (books, and so on) so that if anything slips- They know its being Sold Or being Stolen.

 

In short- What do I and We (if you wish) learn from them.

One: Its not about Ability that leads to the work

Two: Its the Need and the Willingness to do it.

Three: Whats needed to start your Own business (dont think about the scale ), Just getting things done.

  • These people DO not have any Education (So They Dont go for a Job :P)
  • They do not have money (so they sell and eat what they sell)

Four: Now check this with Ourselves:

  • Weve got education