WCF (W)ith (C)ompliments (F)rom – India

As I check my accounts on various Social Media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagrams, Linked In and so on, I still find that WCF’s beneficial Economic hangover is still on. A lot of AOL followers from other places in India and Abroad are still touring in and around Delhi – Direct addition to the Tourism revenue (and more funds for developing those places, at least technically), Income to the households dependent on tourism

Coming back to the concerns – the peddling of “WCF had a negative impact on Yamuna” line. As I keep saying, it is in the interest of many Activists whose income is solely based on Yamuna Activism. They harvest their booty over Yamuna’s death. Therefore any attempt that possibly brings attention and action to bring Yamuna back to its resplendent glory, is resisted tooth and nail.

Ridiculous to accuse Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of The Art of Living Foundation whose work to rejuvenate Yamuna is well known. For those who haven’t read or heard (I am sure no one needs to visit this link) Check my earlier pieces (2 parts) :  Critic or Profiteering – For Anti WCF Brigade – Part 1 and Part of Ecology – Protect, Preserve & Conserve – Part 2 And do you think Sri Sri would agree to host an event that would allegedly do exactly the opposite?

For those seeking a scientific and an authoritative verdict on whether World Culture Festival caused any environmental damage, here is one from Dr Rakesh Kumar, environmental scientist, and head of Mumbai office of the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute. He emphatically says, “The Art of Living’s gigantic event at the Yamuna floodplain has not damaged the river or the floodplains in any tangible way, let alone in the long termRead the complete piece here

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File Picture

What was even worse – a technique well researched and established in many countries was ridiculed and opposed by these very activists you saw immediate benefits (within months) to the river Yamuna (and mankind). They opposed Ecozymes, which was manufactured by Villagers around Yamuna. Ecozymes reduced the foul stench emanating from whatever was flowing in the name of Yamuna and animals that avoided entering into it began patronizing it.

Excerpts from an Interview with a leading Daily
Excerpts from an Interview with a leading Daily


Staying on the topic, here is an excerpt from DNA’s report “A project to clean Barapullah drain was undertaken in October through Ecozymes, an agro based product developed by Dr Rosukon in Thailand with green kitchen waste and brown sugar and adopted by the AOL for cleaning environment. It contains proteins, carbohydrates, fats and high energy with ‘pH Value (pH is a measure of how acidic/basic water is) around 3 and the reports have been approved by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), Government of India“. Full report  “ECOZYMES TURN OUT TO BE BOON FOR POLLUTED YAMUNA

Buffaloes hitherto avoiding Enjoy Yamuna
Buffaloes hitherto avoiding Enjoy Yamuna


You can read more about benefits of Ecozymes in this piece: Yamuna and the World Culture Festival

World Culture Festival, , described by as Olympics for Arts and Culture by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, churned out mind boggling numbers.

  • 1000 acres
  • 34000 artistes from 30 countries
  • >40 Instruments in a Grand Symphony
  • >155 countries participation (physically or over webcast)
  • >20000 International guests
  • Whopping 35 Lakhs footprints over three days
  • 7.5 (~30,000 Sq m) Acres stage
  • Stage built without any foundation (an Engineering marvel)
  • No concrete or permanent remnant used
  • 650 Bio Toilets

WCF also brought together leaders from across the world and India on one stage. Even United Nations has done this with such great ease. Remember there has been no other stage from where leaders from extremely opposite spectrum remained cordial (couldn’t help due to the positivity emanating there)

Here is what WSJ (usually Anti-India) has to say: In Pictures: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s World Cultural Festival

And World leaders hailing this as an Event World badly needs, was no consolation to the Activists who feed off Dying Yamuna to fill their coffers. Check what they say “Art of Living event: Global leaders hail Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s World Culture Festival

David Cameron sent his invitation in a message through his Conservative Party’s parliamentarian Matthew Offord who attended the AoL’s World Culture Festival here. “British Prime Minister David Cameron has invited you to address the House of Commons whenever you visit UK next time,” Offord said. “People say that no one can change the world but Sri Sri had made a good start. We are seeing a ray of hope,” Cameron was quoted as saying in his message. “Art of Living foundation promotes peace and understanding,” the British prime minister’s message said.

German parliamentarian and deputy chairman of the ruling Christian Democratic Party (CDU) Armin Laschet said: “Twenty-five years ago, there was a wall in Berlin and people were shot dead while crossing it. Today, there’s a wall of terror and violence between Russia and Ukraine, in Syria and some part of Africa.” He praised the World Culture Festival calling it an “Act of Understanding” which will change the world in coming days.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull invited AoL to Australia for the next World Culture Festival. The Australian prime minister, who could not turn up for the event, invited Sri Sri through his message to AoL that Australia would love to hold the next festival.

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos also sent a message. “It’s a gathering from across the globe to promote values and human life on earth. Sri Sri teaches us that happiness and peace which is inside us. We need to recognise it to be able to live happy. No more fear, hatred, if we only want happiness,” he said in his message.

While some folks from the Media like Zakka Jacob of CNN-IBN  & Rajdeep Sardesai of India Today or even Vimlendu Jha (who feeds off Yamuna Activism) derived a sadistic pleasure (they realized it was a premature celebration) when it began raining hours before the beginning of the Event, they missed the now famous WCF Rainbow




Watch the “sour grapes” Sourdesai’s change in tone and tenor. From Sour to Sweet transformation



Some name and Source
Some name and Source


And Lo! Rains takes a bow and turns into a Rainbow and Sourdesai attempts to become Sweet Desai 😛 (though first one was tweeted earlier – That was him hedging the risk 🙂


He had MSG in mind - Pushing and shoving :-P
He had MSG in mind – Pushing and shoving 😛

And with missionary zeal Zakka tweets with glee and Alas! nature conspires to catalyze one of the biggest and popular “Hindu” (it is his take) on Earth. It is a different matter that we had citizens of all denominations and nationalities celebrating the show. Saving grace – he vamoosed from the scene post this “Eat the socks” moment.


I was witness to the Art of Living’s Silver Jubilee Celebrations in 2006 and we had fair share of naysayers even then too. Read this blog: Where focus of NDTV was during that show. A few thousand square feet of Toilet Area – not 33 Acres of Aerodrome area nor the 3 Acre Stage.

Only difference – this time it was Hindustan Times and India Today.

To Sign off: Where else and who else could have made this photo opportunity happen? Mind you! this was as cordial as it could ever get.


And thanks to Gurudev! 3 of my idols and guides were on one stage at the same time.

Prime Minister – Sri Narendra Modi ji being felicitated by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji on Day 1


Dr Swamy on the Record Breaking 7.5 acre World Culture Festival Stage on Day 1

Finally, World Culture Festival for its success needs to thank not just those who worked and performed on the World’s arena, but those who stayed away or opposed – but for the naysayers, the Event wouldn’t be as popular.

Here is (W)ith (C)ompliments (F)rom – the Team (W)orld (C)ulture (F)estival

|Jai Gurudev|

|Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam|

AAP-atkaal – The Danger

I never fouled up my Facebook discussing Politics. But the sanctimonious ill-informed AAPtards forced me into doing it there and looking back, I have no regrets. Even when some close friends suggested that it also would help (and in fact better) to focus Positives of other parties instead of exposing AAP day after day – It set me thinking for just a small while. I thought about it again and again, but thanks to that special Person who endorsed that what I was doing as right, I carried on.
Having been part of the India Against Corruption (IAC) movement whose primer mover were Volunteers and followers of H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar‘s The Art of Living, with Anna Hazare forming the face of the movement and inspired by many crusaders who fought for a Honest system,  I have experienced first hand how the movement slowly got hijacked. From Gopal Rai inadvertently blurting out the Jan lokpal was never the aim of this movement, it was always to form a Government!!!


And then we had Arvind Kejriwal openly admitting in an interview that the self appointed leadership in Ram Lila were a motley crowd firmly with their faith grounded in Left-Liberal ideology. When he asked Bharat Mata Poster to be pulled in order not to hurt Muslim Sentiments (yes that was the reason he dished out), we saw shades of the dirty Politician that was embedded in him. When he was talking about buying MLAs the facade fell off. He was a complete politicians. It came full circle when after criticising CONgress as his enemy – they who were corrupt to the core, they who were  ineffective and hence abettors of Rapist,   they who were thieves, they who were divisive – Delhi’ites found a ray of hope. CONgress will be shown the door after all. Little did they imagine that the back door was left open. AAP decides to sleep with “they who were” everything undesirable.



I knew AAP was not doing anything different. They learnt the tricks of Political trade faster (just about the only thing they did different). They were playing by the same rules (in a smarter and dangerous way), and infested with pests who were blatantly and Proudly Anarchists and Anti-National. Their indoctrination methods (very closely resembling methods used by Commies or the Talibans as described in “No Easy day” or in “The Seige”) had ready takers, well Educated individuals who were disgusted with the system. And some rest who jumped on to the bandwagon trying to play Valmiki trying to erase their past wrong doings.

Then began the weeding process – every one who made the movement that caught the imagination of the world were slowly sidelined. Kejriwal’s make over was complete. In his language, Indian Che Guevara had arrived. The movement cannot be seen as Hindu movement (Laugh to your heart’s content) and it was rhetoric, pompous & sanctimonious bunch of retards show all the way. Ones convicted by courts of being Naxal sympathizer becomes their ideologue, Commies and Separatists formed their think tank, Referendum advocate on issues of critical National importance became their ambassador and Lawyer who tampered with evidence/witness becomes the law Minister.  Not a single person from the core committee of defunct India Against Corruption wanted to touch them with a barge pole.



While calling him a Guru, Kerjiwal (rightly named U-turnwal, Flip-Flopwal, Pultiwal, ShooterOnScooter) did everything to defame Anna Hazare.



The above screens are example to prove – You don’t have to remember if you speak truth 🙂 Another example of today may not be out of place


It was a case of Lies and more lies. I am not even talking about the Election promises that he cleverly tried to camouflage, passing off some non-sense but Social Media ripped him apart exposing the guy masquerading as paragon of virtue. One after the other every promise was broken.

As this piece is being written – a revolt is brewing – Ashutosh Gupta (who dropped the second name) from the IBN stable had a painful reality bite – While chairing AAP meeting in Rishikesh, Chairs flew around – so different from the highly cosy chairs in the news room where he could get away with anything.

Tina Sharma has raised a banner of revolt saying all promises and premise on which AAP took the plunge is being forgotten and the agenda today is to grab power.

Vijay Binny has threatened an expose for Kejriwal Lying on what happened on 23rd December night (he had promised one earlier too on Dec 24th 2013, when he was denied a cabinet berth) but apparently was bought off.

The law minister defends by tweeting almost suggesting to visit his Google Drive for Justice instead of SC or HC (where he was indicated). He went to town with evidences that was thrown out of the courts to prove his innocence.


Captain Gopinath who just joined sees red because AAP seem to have a impaired Economic vision… and so on

Call it Karma catching up, the way India Against Corruption was exterminated by this bunch of ambitious and selfish folks, AAP surely has a lot of work to ensure that they don’t face the same fate.

It anyway gave rise to many humorous moments for those on social media. Sample these

Kejriwal-HairPinBend Kejriwal-U-Turn-Google

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AAP ki Adalat

Sharing what dear friend Sameer Sathe (Clicking on the name takes you to his Facebook profile) posted as a response on a post of mine. Posting it here for a wider audience

All my dear friends who are supporting AAP genuinely with good intention or expectation that AAP will bring change n transformtaion etc etc. My genuine request to all of you…do some neutral n sensible research on following points to find out the truth , ask these questions to yourself:

  1. Find out the credibility of people in/around AAP  viz. Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan, Medha Patkar, Binayak Sen, Manish Sisodia, Kumar Vishwas and even Arvind Kejriwal.  Find out their background their ideologies and cuases n people they have supported in their careers as ‘social activist’ Adding my names to this list given by Sameer Bhai – Somnath Bharti (tampering with witness), Rakhi Birla (Faked an attack on herself when actually a cricket ball of 10 year old boy hit her car),   Kamal Mitra Chenoy (JNU Professor known supporter of Bin Laden and Kashmiri Separatists), Ashutosh Gupta (who was ashamed of his surname to drop it – he has a expose coming up, tightening it legally before some patriots expose him) and so onKamalMitraChenoy-UnarmedOsama
  2. KamalMitraChenoy-UniteAgainstIndianStateDoes ideology of above people support very fabric of india which is very spiritual,ethical & faith based.Unity in diversity? or you can also see some appeasement tactics or back door tactics followed by AAP leaders ?

    Picture Courtesy: mediacrooks.com
    AAP Poster Boys!
    Picture Courtesy: mediacrooks.com
  3. Most important of all As many of you might have got deceived(thats why few urban chunks are supporting AAP) thinking that AAP is continuation of India against Corruption movement , wait relax , you are mistaken ! Let me reaffirm you its NOT continuation of IAC movement in political form.All the mass leaders who uplifted IAC left IAC in late 2012 when all above people entered the so called “Team Anna” (except AK who was there from start) and tried to take movement in wrong naxalite direction. Prominent personalities who took back from movement included Sri Sri Ravishankar (of The Art of Living) as well , hence Anna andolan got not much public support when Anna sat for anshan in Mumbai on Azad Maidan.
  4. Did all above people from AAP had any public support(they have been doin andolans for years on various issues) of their own? Answer is very little to NO support.Were all these guys part of IAC from beginning ? (Ans is NO) . It was in Ahmednagar satsang where Anna, Sri Sri, Kiran Bedi etc started IAC , Sri Sri traveled across India to create awareness about issue of Corruption through his talks n satsangs and asked Anna to do andolan in Delhi inspite Anna doubting who will support me in Delhi ? Sri Sri replied people will support and everyone knows how successful the movement was till ‘the point’ where control of horse was in hand of all founders !NaMoWithGurudev19012013-04
  5. Find out all the leaders who built up IAC where are they ? Anna Hazare, Kiran Bedi, Santosh Hegde, Darshak Hathi, Maheish Girri (person who coined the name “Janlokpal” are they supporting AAP ? (Not even remotely , in fact few people have taken open stand not to support AAP n support BJP)

    Maheish Girri ji – Joining BJP
  6.  Do you really think(practically n not emotionally) that whatever chaos is happening in Delhi , we shall handover our country to these newbees ,when india is in such delicate mode ? or shall we go for trusted metal & give AAP time to prove themselves in Delhi and wait to know their real agenda?

You have quite a few days to do research before you can come to conclusion ! Go by facts don’t just confront or argue for sake of doing it or prove your point !!

Find out true answers and spread this message above to many .. let the truth come out !!

Nation First ! Jai Hind !! My Choice My Choice – India First !

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