Saturday, December 20, 2008



The case is about a guy who cheated a customer very easily and clean operation which resulted and left our customer so demoralized as he was cheated Rs.24500/-.

The modus operandi was so simple and clever, that all the staff were fooled so easily by a guy who claimed to work for ICICI. He approached a customer by first calling over phone in a female voice claiming as staff of ICICI bank and was offering to open an OD account for the businessman customer, who trusted the phone conversation through which the lady informed that she is sending an executive of the bank, perhaps saying or claiming as the agency entrusted to do such services by the bank. The customer believing, told the lady to send the executive who reached promptly in 15 minutes and took ID proof, address proof along with a couple of photographs and bank statement which must show a balance of at least Rs.50000/-and a couple of blank cheque leaves . The customer remitted Rs.50000/- in his account so as to show that he has sufficient balance and also informed his bankers, as he was applying for an OD account to be opened in his name with ICICI and wanted the bankers to reveal his balance which was on that day more than Rs.50000/-. The executive of the agency or ICICI walked in after half an hour and asked to know the balance, which he claimed to know as more than Rs.50000/-.The staff having got prior information openly declared the balance of the account thinking in fact they are helping the customer get a loan. But the guy could only manage to withdraw Rs.24500/- as 20000 was already carved/debited towards his clearing cheques of the day.

See the kind of cleanliness in this type of operation, openly and boldly cheating during daylight and the entire phone numbers used later was found to be of forgery and the addresses given all are fictitious.

This article is for the general public to be alert towards such alarming practices of cheating and looting.

Real Life Drama happened in Coimbatore . By M.Balakrishnan, phone 0422 2310637. For more visit ‘solitairebala’ in Google.

Friday, December 19, 2008



I have lived a life full of actions all through out. There was never a dull moment in life. Every morning I wake up to the realization of the new challenges and problems to be solved for the day. While I do my daily chorus of shaving, bathing etc, I keep thinking also of all the day ahead and the ways and means of achieving for the day.

You may ask achieving what? Nothing material about it. It is only the small ways of contributing towards my employers’ wealth and business. Because, I get paid for doing that very job. As a retail banker my job is to open new quality accounts while retaining the existing customers as well, by keeping them in good humour.

Others have differed with me in handling the customers the way I do, and pointed out, that much is not actually required from me, as I was only a small fry in this huge world and as National Government as my employer and my manager to do the public relations exercise I am in real a blessed clerk who can actually be indifferent to my surroundings and just do the work allotted to me.

That would have been the best and most logical thing to do under such circumstances, but the fact is I am different, and wanted to take responsibilities of the whole office and always help out my manager, cashier or the peons as well, just to make sure the service is done quick and to the best possible manner to make sure the satisfaction of all those who walk in to our bank.

There have been my distracters, who always made fun of me by pointing out the good service given, when the customer is a pretty girl or a woman, but the reality is no matter who walks in to the bank, rich, poor, pretty, ugly, young, old, caste, religions nothing matters to me as I respect each individual for what he is and the due respect is meant for all, irrespective of the above mentioned factors, I have proved this over a period of decades in different places in India. No language or religion or the importance of the individual never made me work faster or slower as I maintain the same dignity towards all across the counter. That will remain as it was so far as the best practice to be followed for any individual, as I have proved to my colleagues who doubted my intentions at times.

The common decency is the best answer to all kind of characters as people normally are reasonable if you explain your difficulty in delay or some wrong entries which happens, and is only human to make such small and trivial mistakes. The problem creators are normally egoists and if you too are a guy with such ego, then the matter gets from bad to worse. My mind tells me there is no shame is accepting our mistakes when it is pointed out to you. Instead of trying to argue to prove the other guy wrong it is easier to accept our mistake and not repeat the same. That finally will be the time you are matured and good towards all.

Diplomacy is the best course in all situations instead of wasting our time arguing and proving a point or two to the listener. It is healthy to let the customer win the argument for we don’t want to lose a customer under any circumstances

The same goes in life as well by letting others’ win you actually end up having friends and not foes. All can do it simply by tuning our self under all such situations. Controlling
Our anger and frustrations is the key so as not to show on others, who have nothing to do with it. Ultimately your own health will get spoiled, every time you argue heatedly or while you shout, your own BP is bound to go shoot up resulting in our poor health in the long run.

My advice to youngster is to be cool and relaxed come what may. Every thing and every one around you, will change for good when you become good yourself.

Thoughts of Balakrishnan Mechakkat. For more visit ‘solitairebala’ in google

Wednesday, December 17, 2008



The greatest meltdown in the history of mankind, the reasons are plenty but there are glaring examples of spendthrifts, who don’t have a thought for their children or grand children. Leave alone providing a security blanket in terms of food and shelter to our countrymen, if the corporatism simply washes their hands off, as if they had nothing to do with what has happened for millions of families all around the world, then it would be the greatest tragedy and worst scenario of guys siphoning off huge sums to tax havens to leave the poor hungry and roofless. The governments who allowed these lacunae are to be blamed apart from their other actions of going on endless wars in the name of eradicating terrorists and to demolish all weapons of mass destruction.

What have they achieved? In killing millions of innocent people and the huge war bills to be met making them the worst borrowers and the liabilities is certainly going to haunt them for a couple of generations more. In the process they have managed to instill fear in to the minds of small countries so as to force them too, for nuclear deterrent security of owning them just to make sure they are not attacked tomorrow. All the war bills and spending have been a sheer waste as neither could they find Osama gang, nor could they find WMDs. To the responsibilities of the Governments of other countries such as India which instead of being firm were bullied to enter in to partnerships with all those ill fated corporate houses who looted our people too to the brink, now leaving our politicians who are crying hoarse for taking credit for their foresightedness, which in itself is a lie, rather we were taken for a ride and at least 75 percent of our big institutions were made to enter in to partner ships with all those failed banks, investments companies, insurance sector and what not all for the private hands who are ruthless and selfish to the core ,though foriegners they all had partners in destruction seen in last few months,in India too.

Our government has a lot of questions to answer, and instead of declaring their positive mechanisms, which saved our country as they are claiming now, can be proved on the other side as having abetted to the worst trades practices, which were allowed in our country. Those failed bankers were looting from our population by charging more than 36 percentage on card dues and the loans they provided , and they are claiming that the Reserve Bank Has given them permission to charge interest on the funds given more than any worst money lender charges the terms used ,late fee, excess fee, processing fee ed. sess, taxes of our government plus the interest rates more than 36 percent yearly.

The terms they use is 3 percent only monthly, while no nationalized bank or other Indian origin bank has ever charged more than 15 percent diminishing at any point of time good or bad, yearly. How come suddenly these foreign banks enter India and start lending right from the beginning the charges I mentioned above apart from the interest rates which never existed even during the time of ‘Merchants of Venice’ era. These blood suckers or the rich akin to modern day Dracula’s lost most heavily and fell with the largest thud on earth. Our government has to take over ICICI to give justice for the people of India, who had been cheated to such levels though; gods’ curse on them had saved further misery for our poor people.

The responsibility of big Industrial houses who makes profits decades after decades with the blood and sweat of the laborious working class also must ensure their lively hood other wise our country will be facing a civil war as more and more millions will get frustrated and jobless. The psyche of the sufferers will be to revolt against the establishment. The big houses normally announces job cuts overnight and go on as if nothing happened just because these guys who are at the top have stashed away funds to take care of generations, while the workers are left high and dry hungry and most dangerously bitter the social revolutions mostly bloody in history tell us happened on every occasion.
When while the majority is suffering, some very few lavish themselves on ill gotten and establishment expenses at the cost of the lesser level workers and the poor. Now such a scenario actually exists. My brother when he attended a top management interaction in Japan where, most of their big wigs of Toyota, Honda had all assembled among them was another entrepreneur of Japan who declared his business was running on loss for the last decade but still kept on functioning as a payback time for the sake of workers who had contributed to so much profits for a couple of decades earlier and he was not willing to let them down, and ensured the turnaround after ten years again to profit. Had it been our big guys,they would have closed on the second year itself after sucking all the juice out of the employees. The person there felt it was his duty to take the employees in good and bad times even if it costs much of his earlier profits.

When the corporate culture dumps the load on advising, Governments to see that employees who loses job is no way their concern but the establishment, is terribly wrong ,they too will have to be made responsible to the extent of selling their assets and settle the dues and pension to the fired employees out of recession. That is called the Corporate ‘DHARMA’, the mood of the suffered are gradually changing and will be a mass movement if we don’t take necessary corrective methods of holding the Big business houses too responsible for the lively hood of their servants.

We need doers who are sympathetic to the workers more than the rich lobby that might be contributing to the kitty of political parties, but on the other side will be losing, for the people especially during stressed and frustrated times will turn out to be the worst criminals like a wounded animal which can be the most dangerous and unpredictable monster.

Thoughts of Balakrishnan a banker .For more visit ‘solitairebala’ in google.

Monday, December 15, 2008



I have followed the evolving of Mr.Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a cricketer and subsequently most brilliant & cool headed captain with instant course correction, when the ship is in troubled waters, almost all through out his captaincy. He has come out as a gutsy and the most confident person that he really is and making it like a shrewd chess player, he uses his weapons and positioning of the pieces before you go out for the kill. Even after finding themselves pushed too far on to the wall, to emerge victorious on close matches finals or semifinals, in all formats including test crickets, with the ultimate superiority and I feel Dhoni unleashed his power becoming a nightmare for the opponents. Also they have done it around the globe but for New Zealand recently in Australia, England, West Indies, Pakistan, Perhaps, Sri Lankan tour must have been the reason of our second ranking.

Seeing a butcher like, opener who demolishes the fast and fiery with rare & utter disregard for all the running they do, followed by rocket like deliveries which are put away with contempt and giving back shots double fast akin to missiles thudding on to the boundary line, before the bowler gets time to shut and open their eyelids. It takes minutes for the bowler somehow get over the shock before he finds the next ball disappearing on the opposite direction. They bowlers become scared to bowl to him, as they are left gaping and panting for breath and place to hide after a Shewag blitzkrieg, so demoralizing is the effect, I am sure the opponents must be dreaming horror of bowling, going through sleepless nights and the laugh as a butcher making them sweat and may even wish they were never born. The important thing with our batsmen is the style of play with utmost disdain for the opposition leaving them all so dominating and scare.

The second part of the assassination is done by players who all can be destroyers of bowlers of any era any where in the world at any time. The guys are all oozing with confidence and talent and are the most stylish, a pleasure and treat for the lovers of classical cricket of the highest level. Amazing skills combined intelligence, all are brilliant shot makers and no bowler ever has been able to conquer over these batsmen. Look at the line Shewag, who shoots back the fastest ball right down the skull of the bowler. Gambir elegant left hander who is the partner perfect, attacking guy out to kill the bowlers if Shewag was not in a mood. The other side and bowlers shivers at the mention of demolishing squad, Dravid the greatest wall on earth, Tendulkar, his name itself is enough, he just does not need to do anything so great a player, which happens very rarely in one generation or perhaps the greatest ever batsman, in world cricket. VVS Laxman, As someone mentioned like surgeons with silken touch he just does not need power at all he uses the pace of the bowlers’ redirecting to all the gaps Yuvraj [Aptly named the prince] The king majestic at such a tender age. M.S.Dhoni in total control at all times. He has out thought all his rivals and has clinically dismantled the bowlers of this era. My observation tells me he is the most intelligent among all his contombaries, no other captain has shown some of his hidden strategies making the opposition to keep guessing of what is to follow. The strategy he revealed against Australian by making them think Indians were defending rather than attacking only to find later that he has made them confused, with some special stuff, leaving them praying and begging for life, not knowing whether to play their shots or defend their wickets and before they realized what has hit them, is down on the mat. Bowlers we have now, also are the most potent missiles and the bench strength for all the slots are a problem of plenty. Things have brightened and the game has been taken altogether to a different level of world cricket, more glamorous, dynamic, stylish and most of all playing and enjoying it as well. They have conquered all the so called mighty and furious. While the Australians was ruling it was like a workman like rather robotic type always grafting slowly while our boys are the ultimate pleasure to watch, which has made the game so enthralling unlike those days when Boycott, Gavaskar used to play dreary cricket making the spectators sleep, while they laboriously play out nudging and blocking all day, hardly scoring around 150 to 200 runs a day and you can not get to see a boundary [4 runs] in most sessions.. Now a guy like Shewag can knock out any bowler in the opening round itself, while he notches a double century before lunch or tea.

Well done boys keep up the good work. This test match has given a lease of life to more than a billion people after the mayhem in Mumbai. No one could have done it better than you guys.

My view: by balakrishnan. For more visit ‘solitairebala’ in Google.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


A BRIEF HISTORY OF MANKIND. [Based on Hinduism and Sanskrit scriptures]

As per Hinduism and its Sanskrit scriptures or history with specific qualities of men during each yuga which is about changing times just like our climates each year such as winter, summer, spring and autumn We have the history of 43, 20,000 of time which comes under Krita Yuga,Treta Yuga,Dwapara yuga and lastly kaliyuga which started in and around 3102 BC . This one cycle of changing yugas is called a MAHAYUGA consisting 43, 20,000 years and such 2000 Mahayugas[43,20,000 years x 2000 is called one Kapla that means 86400000 years which is called one year in gods calendar then the age of earth is such 12000 Gods years, which again has another term used and one can get mind boggled when you think of the history through the scriptures of Hinduism all recorded and written in the oldest language of human kind called Sanskrit.Human kind had gone on and in each yuga one savior is born as a god to take corrective measures to lead the people righteously. We have so far had 10 such avatars of God Mahavishnu who has time and again came to rescue the righteous from the evil when the ratio between them reaches about 90:10 meaning out of one hundred people only 10 will be living righteously. Each Avatharams [or Reincarnation of God] had its purpose for saving good against the evil and sinful. We also have written documentation of the whole yuga’s and its history ending in destruction only to resurrect again for the next such cycles. Though British ruled for hundreds of years there were hardly any scholars among them in Sanskrit, while the Germans came and learned Sanskrit to such levels, just to find out and understand the content in those Vedas and Upanishads. They have partly been successful in their endeavors and took much of the Sanskrit literature from India and started to translate the same and thereby benefited by all those scientific works.

All subjects is illuminated in those scriptures in simple language even to the extend up to which ,even a layman understand the subjects such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, astrology and even thoroughly about sex in ‘Kamasutra’. All around the world
The so called scientific revolution took place once the Germans got the works translated and started to use the theories in to scientific answers which was the base of the technology revolution seen in the world today. Mr.Herman Gundart was a great scholar in Sanskrit and he also made modern Malayalam version of some of these Sanskrit texts. He was a great man who understood the science behind all these scriptures, which were ageless. After the second world war the divided Germany helped both NATO and Russian blocks in their scientific discoveries and can be called as the pioneers in making the theory of Sanskrit texts in to practical technical wonders of our time.

Last 2000 years was actually the time when they realized the treasures of humanity, the most civilized, happened to be in India which resulted in mad rush to India by Europeans who realized India is the ultimate in knowledge and scientific advancement. But the invaders out of jealous did try and destroy so much of our treasured materials and succeeded in destroying about 90 percent of the knowledge base and yet could not banish everything may be due to fate and destiny.

Thoughts compiled by Balakrishnan Mechakkat: for more accuracy visit ‘indian institute of scientific heritage’sites.



Over the years I have lived a life which was quite normal and easygoing. I never took life seriously at all throughout my 47 years of living. As a child I was a normal easygoing and relaxed guy. Studies were always the last thing on my mind throughout my student days. I hated attending classes and right from Class 7th I started to bunk classes, [I was 12 years old then] and by my graduation period, in Commerce, at Sree Narayana Guru College,at Chelannur near Calicut, where we lived most of our childhood but for the period of 5 years when my father was posted at Palakkad. 1971 to 1976. I hardly ever visited my classes. To be absolutely frank, though I hate to reveal, quite a few truths, which was my kind of life, I lead my own way ,like what Late Mr.Frank Sinatra sang ‘my way’.

I never cared for a thing and was never serious in anything I did. Though I have hundreds of friends in all the places I lived I was never very intimately close with many. I am a person who valued my solitude and was mostly a loner as I liked it that way. But that does not mean I am not friendly or don’t socialize at all. I did what ever was absolutely necessary. In spite of only attending 30 or so days of classes for my BCom honors, as I have seen people from Bengal and North East refer to a degree course of 3 Years and to my surprise I later found out there are two year degree courses at those parts of India and the 3 year degree was called a honors degree. But I did my degree course under Calicut University in Kerala where 10+2+3 was the norm. [Matriculation,Pre degree and Degree].

However, I always managed to scrape through and never lost a year all throughout my life. The final year of BCom was the most difficult part in my life as the first two years I could not clear a single paper. On the Final year we get two chances [Sept and the subsequent May] where in, I had to clear all the 15 papers. I managed to clear 7 papers in sept. And was left with 8 to go when the bolt came shaking me for the first time in life. Due to lack of attendance my hall ticket was not issued. In our days unlike the semester system now, with each semester requiring sufficient attendance, we were caught at the final Exam for lack of attendance. Days went by and I was feeling shaky and was at the lowest esteem mentally during that phase. I knew that clearing 8 papers was not at all the challenge as I had just cleared 7 already, but will I be allowed to appear for the exams?

At last after trying every game in my arsenal which included requesting my principal personally citing the absence of both my elder brothers, one was studying in BHUIT at Benaras, after which he joined IIT Mumbai. [Powai], while eldest had gone to Singapore, I explained I was doing the entire bill remitting [EB, PHONE, WATER, HOUSETAX etc.] as I was the only boy at home so was burdened with family problems. My Principal Mrs.Vasantha Kumari [she had studied literature in Edinburgh] gave me a patient hearing and asked to prove the extenuating circumstances by bringing my father. I was very scared of my fathers’ reaction and slept on it for a couple of days thinking hard to find a way out. On the third day I managed somehow to blurt out the truth to my father. One of my senior had taken a duplicate parent, for which he was not only severely dealt with but never could get a degree till date. I was lucky as my father agreed without any fuss and accompanied me to the college to request the principal for a chance to appear for the Exam, only condition was that I have to prove my mettle by passing and successfully getting a degree. He played his part perfectly and some how made our principal to help get my hall ticket. For my part too, I made up by clearing all 8 papers in a single shot.
But my father though was happy that as promised I did my part on the other side never forgave me, till he died, for not having gone back and thanked my dearest principal in person. I was so shy during those times, which must have made me hesitate and never really could thank her enough. I know she too is no more but will always be a special person in my life for her kindness and gentle behavior. She is the god for me even now, after about 27 years. In hindsight my gut feeling tells me that my father had actually promised her that I will not be letting them down and his foresightedness has actually helped me to give a direction in life and not to get spoiled on drugs, alcohol and what not
I did try every vice that you can think of for decades but still managed to hold on and still be successful. May be more could have been achieved, had I been more serious about my studies in my younger days, but then life entirely would have been different for better or for bad god only can measure. Now as a laid back bank employee the worst part I may have missed are those classmates of mine whom I don’t even remember but for the few guys and girls who knew me otherwise personally. Other sad part is that I never attended any farewell party as a result; photographs of my class mates are missing in my cupboard.

I don’t know whether any of them remembers me at all. I also will not be able to remember all those nice guys and girls. The worst day in college for me was the day I went to a girl and asked her to stop to tell her I love her. But I was so stoned on that day with marijuana; she did not recognize what I was trying to tell her and just went on without turning back. I never bothered her again and forgot what happened on that day, my friends who too were, stoned on that particular day did not even notice that I did go to a girl and I too never told anyone in my life about that day. What that pretty girl thought of me will never be known because I never met her afterwards. That was the stupid most thing I ever did just like the song ‘something stupid’ where in the guys spoils the whole thing at last by saying I love you.

Troubling thoughts of :balakrishnan mechakkat. For more visit ‘solitairebala’

Friday, December 12, 2008



Last few months we have witnessed job losses sinking corporate houses and the worst ever bankruptcy seen by the world in recorded history. The biggest factors behind all these symptoms are corruption and stashing of huge funds in numbered Accounts in Switzerland, only country in the whole world, who helps almost all criminals without ever having to prove their identity, hence the safest haven for all the ill gotten money from all around the world. They [Swiss] will never reveal the actual owners of the huge funds amounting to trillions of the richest and the worst criminals of the whole world.

My open question to the whole world is who all are supporting, if ever the Swiss government on one fine morning tells or publicly announces that the funds with them will be utilized for the survival of the humanity around the whole globe as almost 100 percent of the funds held in numbered accounts with the Swiss are funds cheated from the public by leaders from around the world. Their banking practices unlike in India or else where is done with utmost confidentiality and the investors are not bound to reveal their identity while depositing as cash or in gold and other precious diamonds etc.

Now if they declare that the funds held by them will be utilized for saving human lives across the globe, no one ever can question them nor will they be able to take legal action as the whole funds kept there, are for sure ill gotten and in real belong to the poorest people on earth.

Just a rumour itself will be enough to hit those villains where it really hurts and by doing such an act Switzerland as a country, will be able to save millions of lives adding to the greatest justice to be meted out to the world population irrespective of their colour ,race ,culture and such a humane act I know is impossible, as the powerful guys will not give in easily and might even bomb the Swiss for the ultimate betrayal, but in god’s eyes they will be doing the most noblest thing ever done by human beings.

Do they have the guts and the will to do it? Let us hope for the best and with gods help anything is possible.

Thoughts of balakrishnan.m for more visit ‘solitairebala’ in Google.



Thanks to our politicians and middlemen, where ever you go and what ever you do, you have to pay extra. You are in fact encouraged to commit sins as that becomes an income generator for the guys who are in fact appointed and given salary to avoid such evil practices. I have seen most horrible practices done by our people like issue of Certificates [Of course forged]. You can get Degree; post graduate Degree or even Doctorates. But every thing comes at a cost. I can give below some of the practices I witnessed.

Here in Coimbatore, there was a gang which arranged for getting you through Matriculation Exams a few years back. Some guys’ quotes the rate so high, if they find the candidate is so rich but a very poor student and has no chance of getting through exams. The modus operandi of such gangs was simple. They collect half of the promised price in advance and wait for the results, the only arrangement they had was they can get the copy of the results a day earlier from the list of passed candidates they find out the list of students who has actually got through and those who has failed. They promptly pay back the amount of advance they took with a passing remark ‘hey guy we never thought you are so bad in all the subjects, had it been a shortage of 10 or 20 marks we could have helped you, sorry’. From the guys who has already got through with out any help, they collect the balance amount with a passing remark ‘ It was very difficult and we had to spend double of the amount to get you passed, but no need of paying anything now ,see the result for yourself and pay after you are convinced.’

What a clean and easy operation. There is no way you can initiate legally against them because they are in fact doing nothing but speculating and their only advantage is getting to know the result a day early. The fools who fall for them are silly guys who consider they are very clever but are in real the ultimate fools. While working in North East India I came across so many guys who were agents who can arrange for degree certificate from NEHU [North East Hill University] I was taken aback seeing such degree of corruptions. The guys who got most of the government jobs in North Eastern States are from Bangladesh, at the cost of the poor tribes of the North East. There too by paying at all levels, in so many cases the payment of the bribe may not reach the ultimate decision maker at all, but in majority of cases all is done for a price. It is no surprise for me to see the trouble in North East considering the fact that the son of the soil is overlooked for employments with the help of Certificates of nationality along with other certificates proving their educational qualifications.

Other baffling thing about such ‘foreigners’ is that, not only they manage to get employments but are the most corrupt guys one can ever come across, they also easily visits their near family in Bangladesh as and when they wants without any hitch. While in Indian soil they have these documents to prove their identity and while in Bangladesh they have their real documents to prove they belong there. It will be now , Herculean tasks of the governments of all the seven states of the North east to identify and punish these imposters.

Another case, which I have experienced, is while my father, as an engineer in Kerala PWD was entrusted with the task of making a road to Siruvani Dam up in the hills of Kerala. He did try a very good job of making a road with the shortest distance and during the survey he had made thorough plans to be submitted to the government for approval. But a local planter approached him and requested the road be diverted through his Estate, and my father in those days was offered a brand new fiat car for doing the road diversion. My father not only rejected the idea saying that the generations of people traveling in the same road will be spending more on petrol or diesel apart from the fact that the time of travel also will be more to reach the destination, which was the Siruvani Dam, one of the main drinking water project covering the dry Tamilnadu District of Coimbatore. The planter went higher and higher up to the ministry level and got the diversion he had sought for making a mockery of my father, who was only trying to do his duty honestly. The ultimate winner was the planter, while the losers were the people of Kerala.

These are a few of my real life experience. Now after building a house in Coimbatore with the help of a Loan I applied for a water connection for Siruvani water and it has been more than a decade and I still haven’t got a connection yet, because I refused to pay bribe.

Compiled by Balakrishnan for more visit ‘solitairebala’

Wednesday, December 10, 2008



We have all studied about the evolution theory, which says life started with a single cell on earth and then eventually over a period of millions of years the single celled creatures or germs began multiplying to create monsters like the dinosaurs in water and on land.

Though so many evolution theories exists and no one ever could actually prove with out an iota of doubt how this first cell itself came in to being and the rest of the process may have been imagined by the so called thinkers, who came out with so many varieties of creatures from deep under the earth in several places and more or less have almost proved that man was the ultimate form of the monkeys and Gorillas, which started the thinking process as the way we do now. So our fore fathers,’ millions of years back were monkeys.

Now having gone through several cycles of evolutions the world of today as we see has come to life the way it is. Different thoughts and ways have existed right from the beginning of the evolutionary cycles. Just like the different means of reaching a far destination, for instance you may go on horseback, cycle, walk, ride in different modes of vehicles or even fly to make it quicker. Men too started to live differently according to their cultures and as advised by their forefathers. That was how different religions came in to being. Some may argue that their way is the quickest like the airplanes while others may differ saying the risks are too high.

No one has ever come out with a foolproof idea as each means, may have its own merits and demerits. But to fight for the belief, which may be proved later as a blunder, is utter foolishness.

With out any doubt we all can see that Hinduism is the oldest taught religion on earth without any one forcing to make a Hindu out of other religions. The basic principles taught in Hinduism are tolerance and respect for other religions and the freedom to live according to the wish of the individual. That basic difference have made Hinduism unique and lasted as long as one remembers. Though a mere 10 percent of Muslim rulers could rule all of India and later by the British it was made possible because the majority did not believe in violence and was tolerant to all who came to India to make a living.

Now the basic principles of Hinduism are at the mercy of those who have started to preach violence as the means of rooting out other religions from our great country. The greatness of Lion is seen from the fact that though powerful, they never attack other than for food, like other less powerful creatures who kills just for the sadists’ satisfaction of seeing creatures die. Hinduism never ever in the history taught violence, but for defending our lives. Like the great war of ‘MAHABHARATH’ was fought against the evil designs of some evil men who, by crooked means amassed wealth and land. God Krishna in ‘Bagvathgita’ explains the necessity of war, to Arjun who was not feeling it right to fight against his own brothers and Uncles and Gurus. Sri Krishna makes Arjun understand the war against the evil and for saving the righteous thoughts.

Likewise now we are faced with the dilemma of either fighting for our rightful path to cleanse the society, which is almost filled with bad villains and evil men who by hook or crook amasses wealth at the cost of the poorest among the poor. My mother told the other day out of her wisdom that our dear old earth will cease to exists, rather all living beings will be perished by a ball of fire, the making of white men, and the heat generated will result in months and months of rains which ultimately will nourish life forms again after destruction of the whole world. We don’t need a degree in atomic or nuclear science to prove it is most certainly the end which is not far away by atom bombs, which is stockpiled by almost a dozen countries. I do believe my moms prophecy because she has lived and read more than me the Hindu Shastras.

Thoughts of Balakrishnan Mechakkat. For more visit ‘solitairebala’ in Google.

Saturday, December 6, 2008



The greatest and the oldest culture called snobbishness was the hall mark of British, Right from the days, they started their recorded history, which is only e few thousands of years. George Bernard Shaw was perhaps the only British subject who made mockery of the snobs in England and I have only read some of his pieces and bits. We can certainly say that snobs existed in Britain as long as one can remember and in their own phrase ‘may be as old as the British monarchy.’ The connoisseurs delight in the subject called snobbishness.

The greatest threats for those snobs are now made in India snobs, and their control of every thing and anything, with which they can show off to whom? Billions of poor and hungry human beings and their sufferings filled lives and as if to add insult to injury, these snobs particularly shows off to such people and god knows what result they expect from their shows to those unfortunate humans who don’t want anything to do with any material other than their cheap food, which itself has become a rarity.

The appalling and gravest nightmare of any country is the increase in the number of such people who accumulates anything and every thing from any where by stealing, buying or destroying so as not to be useful for others. One of my uncles who was a photographer with Indian Air force proudly sent his children, a son and daughter to schools in Ooty, and managed to bring them up to be the most Irresponsible , selfish and most sadly snobs of the highest degree. Both did rise to higher levels as dreamed by my uncle and his son was a Lt. Colonel in the Army married to a doctor while his daughter became a doctor. Both of them never came back to Kerala and were feeling it to be degrading them to be identified one from the middle class backgrounds. God knows what lies they were telling their circle, but I was sure that one of my cousin who married a self made man who rose to the level of full colonel from the barracks of a jawan once, met my other cousin and to her utter surprise refused to acknowledge his roots saying point blank that she was mistaken and he is not the person she may think he was.

I also remember this happening when my father and cousin went all the way to New Delhi, Where this guy got married. My father’s intention was to represent bridegrooms’ father who was no more alive. Having served in MES my father knew it was important to dress up ‘properly’ in military officers’ tastes so as to get entry to the marriage hall and had gone prepared. But his cousin who was a pharmacist owning a Medical Shop in Kerala went as any Keralite to attend the marriage ceremony, with white dhotis and white shirt. He was rudely told not to attend the function in such attire along with his wife too had to stay away from the function, for which they have traveled 2 to 3 days in Train to make it ,as a true and responsible uncle would, but was deeply hurt by the behavior. Sensing the hurt feelings my father too opted not to attend the wedding and took the couple, who was so upset, for a jolly ride around Delhi, which they thoroughly enjoyed and was always grateful to my father for having stood with them at such an occasion?

Now most of the people referred are no more alive. Even the Ex Military, whose wedding I was referring to, ended up so degraded and at times after his retirement he did show up for some of the family functions and always made a buffoon of him saying he needs a spoon and fork to eat during wedding feasts which normally is served on banana leaf. That alone could have been forgiven but for his remarks on the guests who comes as a response to our functions are ridiculed for their attire of dhoti and Shirt. The last thing I heard of him was during his mothers’ death in Delhi after which he put the body of his mother, who was shrunk as a result of sickness, in the trunk of the car to carry home and to bury later. Look at the fate of a real snob. My uncle would have been cursing his so called ‘wisdom’ to put his children in convents so as to create a snob out of an ordinary human being. Our Army, Air force and Navy though can not be blamed for their patriotism and braveness on the other side is to be blamed for such degradation of human values. According to me every man is born equal and though situations may differ, each person deserves equal respect.

In my life I always respected people irrespective of their caste creed richness or the ability to speak a language which is not ours, but still we clone ourselves to look and behave like those hated lot. If you still don’t get a comparison, you may read ‘Rich man Poor man’ and its sequel Kane and Able or the other way round if my memory is vague.

It was the story of a snob who is rich and a real man who was poor. If you still don’t get the plot then god only can save you.

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How small we are in this world of might and black holes, which does not even make light escape from its magic called the magnetic fields. It sucks anything and every thing for a distance of millions of miles. Think of the power exercised by these huge monsters in the universe they say millions of such bodies exists in the universe. In comparison we human beings are too small and so inconsequential. We live for about 60 years on an average or perhaps slightly more but still it is only a few more years. Out of which we sleep half of the time that leaves us about 30 years of time when we are actually awake too young or too old to limit the actual peak time for human beings which is in the range of 10 years. In ten years how much harm can one do to fellow human beings leave alone doing favours.

In earlier times even if a guy like Alexander goes on rampages he may end up killing about a few hundreds of thousands of men. Now with the help of mass killer weapons it is easier to kill millions with the help of chemical weapons and nuclear weapons. Think of all the evil men, who are behind such heinous crimes on human habitation, if only they get their hands to nuclear weapons the fate of the human beings and earth is doomed. Now let us think of a way-out.

The first question always is who these guys are. What are their intentions? Having lost a few wars Pakis are now filled with people whose hatred is towards the whole world. It was clear when Mr. Nawas Sharief was not behind that kargil war, it was then Mushraf with the help of Terrorists who were ruling Afghanistan with the tacit support of Taliban who actually planned and executed the Kargil war. And for once like in 1962 we were again caught napping and lost heavy casualties. Pakistan is now in the hands of terrorists and the election and prime minister and president is only name sake, it is in fact ruled by ISI, who makes decisions and can be termed as the worst thing to happen for human kind in the last few centuries. Going for an all out offensive will not be the ideal answer in the long run especially, considering the global melt down and money crunch. Russian KGB style would be more ideal to find the culprits where ever they are, and eliminating them what ever be the cost involved. This must be the last resort, before which we must sincerely seek to address their issues if possible. A channel for negotiations should be found out through mediators who are acceptable for both parties. Perhaps the UN head may host the dialogue engaging them is the best way to buy time. All hits must be avoided as long as possible as we just can not afford a war just like Pakistan too, as they are in deep debts and is in the verge of a total collapse if the warning signals are not heeded to or by ignoring their state of economy. The most precious funds instead of helping the hungry and jobless, is being diverted for huge war expenditures, weapons and training. Training and its aim is to kill the maximum number of civilians who have nothing to do with terror or appalling atrocities on human kind.

Can anyone with a humane mind do such things? How far the society effected will cope with such stress and frustration; we are not far from breaking point.
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Thursday, December 4, 2008



The recent attacks on Mumbai has shown the terrorists are doing it all with a purpose and the intentions are clear.No country in the world is safe as can be seen from the World Trade Cetre and Pentagon carnage. The hesitation of British in sending their cricket teams is borne out of fear and paranoia and those brave British has turned out to be the worst cowards. The power clearly in Pakistan is with the ISI as was proved right from the time of Nawas Sherif,who did not even know what was going on while the ISI with the help of Ultras were planning and executing the Kargil top military brass like Mushraff. If the leaders [their president and prime minister] still believes they are no way responsible for all the cunning designs of ISI, is either blind or is pretending to be blind.

They say it is easier to wake a sleeping guy than waking a guy up who is pretending to be asleep.Like wise it will be difficult to make our Paki leaders to act ,who are pretending as if they are blind. An all out war will be the utmost blunder by our government just like the US who went on war path only to find themselves in a deep hole without any light at the end of the tunnel. Their economy is in shambles ,un employment has reached at an all time high. Their future at least for the next decade may be through troubled times.

The most astonishing fact since last few decades in India has been the inability of Four State Governments unable to track and find Veerappan for so long. I dont believe in any such rubbishness, if they had the will and intentions they could have caught him alive or dead long back itself. The simple logic tells us that no one can survive without food and while cooking food, smoke is inevitable and can be seen from the sky easily to track and find the culprits. Leave alone all the technology and survillence with the help of live sattellite pictures and mobile phone conversations which are all recorded and can be retrieved any time as and when required. Most people does not know it and as a result was caught red handed with proof like in the instance of Hansie Cronje of South Africa who thought of himself as the one with intelligence only to be proved how foolish he was.

Left to me, I would initiate dialogues with the ultras to know their where abouts and their grieviences and If possible try and get them to change and lead a good life for the rest of their life. Every human being should at least be given one chance to change his bad ways . If nothing works then the Russian KGB style of tracking and eliminating without much of an ado is the best practical course. We can avoid huge war bills and save innocent lives, which may be lost in the cross fire. More over our economy just can not stand a war at this juncture. Try diplomacy and negociation and as a last resort the KGB style is best suited to such cruel guys who dont deserve any sympathy for the kind of atrocities they have committed around the world.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008



Recent mayhem experienced in Mumbai is some thing unprecedented and makes one wonder what makes people turn to be so cruel and the appalling lack of sensitivity of those responsible, for the fellow human beings who are no way connected to what ever the reason for them to go helter skelter and kill at random to who ever happens to be there at the unfortunate moment. The trend seems to be one of total frustration and the result of people who have been made sick in their mind, by so much brain washing at a very vulnerable age mostly during their late teens. I don’t believe one can do such things out of religion or communal hatred, if only the basic teachings of those growing up children were proper. Most cases such criminals may be the product of withered families or children of those suffered parents who may have been indirectly responsible for the growing children to become such deadly terrorists, who has decided to die and wants maximum people also to die in the process. Remember the London killer who silently killed prostitutes to perhaps avenge on his mother who too was a prostitute.

This type of guys also reminds me of the youngster who kills the local money lender women and steals her money which he digs and keeps unable to use it instantly. He was the Character in ‘Crime and Punishment’ written by Dostoevsky [Famous Russian Author]. Though, he tries to justify his own soul by thinking of those Kings and Conquerors, who kills millions in the name of war and glory in the war. His thought was why nobody blames those killers and if their deeds are justified, then why not his killing of a ruthless money lender. His reason he felt was more justifiable than those so called warriors for them it was honour. His case merits more sympathy, for it was for survival and utter poverty which forced him to do the killing. But his mind out of sheer guilt gives him away over a period of time, by then he just could not help but show the guilt which started to eat him morally resulting in getting caught and punished.

What yard stick can be used to show who are guilty and who is not? It is highly debatable whether we can forgive the Americans who too has done more crimes time and again and the results were millions killed. What ever is the reasoning they may put forward but the fact of the matter is they too are guilty of the same deeds as these terrorists are. Both are killing innocents in the name of fighting terror and for others fighting for avenging the killing of their folks where ever they are.

Now in these times of destruction and madness, where is all this leading to? When is it going to end? God only knows.

Thoughts of Balakrishnan Mechakkat. 16a Meena Estate, Coimbatore -641028

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Saturday, November 29, 2008



All around the world we have been used to the advantages of credit or debit cards since at least in a decade in India while, it was more than a couple of decades in the so called ‘developed countries’. Now suddenly even the top most banks around the world who were the so called ‘leaders’ and rated in the western world as the top most valued banks in the world, according to their own rating agencies, there again called ‘the best in the world’ and was considered the people with the top brains fro business till as recently as second quarter of the calendar year 2008.

The later quarters of the year saw how terribly mistaken they were. And for every guy who believed 100%, the predictions and best practices according to those same blue eyed boys were blindly followed by our own guys who too got in to partnership with almost all those ill fated top companies. But it was proved yet again that how mysteriously the lord changes balance of power and wisdom to the real true human being, who does not get effected by the lure of easy money and gambling. Those with a balanced a balanced approach did stay away from all the mayhem of market booms and real estate booms all because of the artificial creation of demand to up the value of the selected brands for a share of our market and people’s hard earned money. This was followed by sudden withdrawal of huge funds just as it has come from goes back to a black hole ‘according to our own finance minister about a year or so earlier. Now the picture is fast coming to normalcy as it was as exactly a decade back. The only difference being the fact that on last occasion it was mostly the Asian Markets which got hit while the European and US held themselves on the shoulder of Asian Markets. It took them for another decade before the whole world collapsed.

All agree to one fact that as to who were the reckless spenders. Undoubtedly it was mainly US and UK combined which dragged all others like those people who are about to drown takes other people as well frantically trying to save their lives. The war expenditure surely and certainly the deciding factor. Even if they try defending themselves on many factors like the WMDs they were after, so on and so forth all have proved to be a lie. Their cronies in the act also, mainly China, Korea and European, majority have all come to the realization of the hard trek ahead. Indian was saved due to providence alone and no one can take credit for it. Man Mohan Singh had to open up the economy of India to save us from ignominy of international default in the process of recovery of loans availed, huge amount due to our lack of capital in the early times bad and good. It was in fact a trap laid by those big business guys who like butchers and Sherlock holms of the present were out to suck the blood of the poorest on the world.

Though they succeeded in doing so for long every thing had to come to an end. The gloom time is for the business of greed of White people, who are actually the target of the so called Muslim fundamentalists and fanatics as was proved by the recent happenings in Mumbai.
I don’t believe they will be targeting the farmers of the country. They are after the rich and ruthless especially whites people.

The chances of president elect Obama being -
Targeted by Muslims rather he can expect attempts from the radical white lobby of US itself. They might even do it and put the blame on that ultra Muslims. While it is not the case with the ruthless whites who were responsible for the destruction of the man kind for long and satanic. Germany, France, Russia, Japan, Vietnam, Middle East, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran. You name the place they have done it every where in the globe at one time or the other. The culprits are The British, US and their cronies more than any other race of people or country.

While the Sanskrit texts say that the world at last will be consumed by fire of the Whiteman towards the end of this ‘Yug’ . My rough estimate tells me that they have managed to wipe of at least a quarter or more of humanity so far in different parts of the world which can only stop when they go bankrupts. The end game is nearing fast according to my gut feeling.

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Friday, November 28, 2008



Terrorism has been the most potent weapon of the countries after the Second World War, when the cold war era started. All throughout human history there have been those on the evil side, for instance in Old Testament according to Christianity Eve, who was the first women on earth was tempted by evil forces, while Adam was the one with the God. From that time onwards people normally have been lured by evil thoughts easily, while those braver and righteous have always fought straight and defended with the might that is their own body guts. Cowards are the ones who actually fight hidden using the camouflage of innocent civilians behind whom, these cold blooded guys will do any thing and everything just to upset and to make their so called enemies surrender or wiped off the face of the earth.

The countries which started espionage and covert wars in the beginning were either from the US side [CIA] or the erstwhile USSR [KGB]. These two super powers started on their respective differences of Communism sponsored by USSR while Capitalism by US. Both were guilty of dragging more and more countries in to their side of the war mainly with the petroleum reserves discovered in the Middle East. Some of them like Libya, Iraq, Iran, and those east Europeans were with the soviets while others joined Americans’ side. Soviets used their intelligence in matters of disputes and silently erased their enemies by using KGB trained ultras that did the dirty assassinations while, the American side too caught up with the same methods using CIA trained ultras. Cold war period increased terrorism, mainly targeting individuals who were tough to deal with like the late Kennedy’s, Stalin, later Khrushchev and others who followed him till the time of Gorbachev who was the first Russian president to admit their mistakes and wanted to go on a peaceful path. But the damage has been done and there was no going back for fear of their own lives which are most precious for those cowards like our late Milosevic who always made sure that their life was saved first, while exposing their vulnerable civilians at the mercy of backfires.

Now the question is how come most of Muslim population was lured by USSR, while there were few takers for the American line. The sentimental issues of Muslims all around the world has been the tacit support given to the Jews and their nation Israel.
The simple logic behind that was that the richest Americans were Jewish and in turn was the key to finances of Capitalists countries like US. No President of US can dream of abandoning Jews and their interests, unless he was willing to abdicate his position due to the clout of the Jews over the Finance might of US in those era.

Muslim countries in the beginning tried hard to contain the nefarious activities of Israeli administration by waging wars and due to the tacit support of US and its clout always made sure that the Jews succeed and survive even when all those countries surrounding them attacked them simultaneously. [Remember the wars fought by Egypt, Syria to begin with later even Libya and Iraq joined but failed miserably to beat the Jews who were though in minority, was equal to 1:5, if one judges with the ratio of Jews and Arabs. When compared to the intelligence and latest weaponry they had, thanks to Uncle Sam and their cronies in US.
The most appalling incident I remember vaguely was the terrorists who ambushed and killed many Jews during the Munich Olympics. That was the beginning of all terrorists activities of today and has peaked now, just because of the bad times and unemployment, all these have turned out to be the triggering point and ever since, the terrorists attacks has gone on and on. In today’s environment the terrorists getting their hands to some dirty bombs have also turned to be a night mare for the entire world. When there are pirates openly hijacking a Saudi oil tanker, with oil worth a hundred million dollars only proves the power they have now and the ransom will be higher an higher as days progress.

India’s terrorism woes started with the Kashmir and Punjab first getting a taste of it in the late seventies and early eighties. We have been plagued by these worst and most in-humane activities all around India, North East, West Bengal, Tamil tigers in Sri Lanka.

Even today 90 out of 100 Tamils support the assassination of our Late. Rajiv Gandhi.
I was surprised by this observation when I got transferred back to south in Tamilnadu, and found to my utter surprise; even the educated colleagues were supporting the dastardly killing of Rajiv.

The reason was simple according to them, when India sent IPKF to Srilanka, the Tamils supported thinking, that they will save the Tamil population in Lanka who were mainly taken there to work in Tea Estates during the British era. Later they became second class citizens there and were not given chances in government jobs and as adding insult to injury they were ignored by the Lankan government. When IPKF was sent in, they were supposed to save the lives of Tamils instead IPKF who incidentally caught a leader from the Tiger Group did not know what they were supposed to do with him. High level contacts hurriedly enquired Rajiv? Who was then on a vacation to Lakshadeep in Arabian ocean and god knows who gave the idea to him; he gave instruction to hand over the leader to the Lankan Army who killed him instantly with out any trail or justice. Tamils and the Tigers never forgave him and held him responsible for the dastardly act of the Lankan army.

I am not sure anyone ever told the Gandhi family about this psyche of the Tamils.

The best way forward is to find via media negotiators to engage them in a compromise formula. There will be a lot of benefit by doing it. Firstly, we must know who those people to deal with are? Secondly their motives and grievances also can be solved if only one gets a contact with those several outfits who fights united or on their own is not clear yet. The only way of knowing is by engaging dialogues with them and to know their demands clearly so that we at least can give peace a try.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008



As a teenager I was a shy person to begin with but after graduation and a few jobs later, I overcame the barrier which somehow used to hold me back, even when I was sure of doing or explaining deeds, much better than those presenters and successful orators. After much thought and in the absence of those so called established players, I was in the beginning forced to do the public relation exercise out of sheer need .Especially to get things done I started to interact and became active.

Surprisingly, I found it to be the most natural and easier acts, once I came out of the shell of shyness which was holding me back, till such time when I was compelled to act as host. I realized being shy at times can be a crime, when you are seen not welcoming or addressing people who come to you for solving issues or at times of meetings and discussions for improvement of business or profits. We have to take the initiative so as to make others feel relaxed while dealing with you.

Once I was convinced that was the right way of approach, I began to take responsibilities so as to get things done, be it in my job or family functions. That was the time when I started to realize the mantra of success which was in fact all about being able to control the situations bad worse or good with equal poise; straightforward, open, genuine and most importantly decent. They say ‘a man who does not respect women is not a man’. Incidentally I was a roaring success with women folks, senior citizen and children who expects and understands easily any kind of expressions of words, actions and decent mannerisms. At times especially, since last few years this has led to at least some of my colleagues who were of the opinion that I am a womanizer; the truth can not be any further than such harsh and hasty judgments without reasoning. My near and dear who knows me well understands better and has always appreciated me for being a wonderful person who is truthful and equally decent towards both sexes irrespective of their age looks or social status or richness.

Especially, in recent times during my niece’s wedding reception, being her uncle and in the absence of my father I was compelled to welcome all those who came for the wedding and gave attention to all those who attended our function in response to our invitation. There were some distracters who passed comments, seeing me welcoming lady guests with equal warmness and also towards all those who attended. I felt it was my duty to be warm and responsible while others might have thought perhaps I over did few occasions. My sister and brother in law thanked me for all my good intended and well mannered approach ,while some of relatives who has known me from childhood, was surprised to see such change in a ‘shy boy’, who had become matured and perhaps more talkative.

My belief is that it shows the warmness and closeness, when we address people by their names and genuinely inquires about their well being.

Compiled by, M.Balakrishnan,16a ,Meena Estate, 3rd layout,Coimbatore -641028

Sunday, November 23, 2008



As a person who has seen the world of today over four decades in different parts of India, added to the benefit of being one among the vagabonds, which I was for over a decade. I can tell for sure a few things with clarity and sureness.

First of all I will deal with my father’s life. He was an honest and simple person. He lost his father when he was only one year old. His mother brought him up with the help of the family pension given to her by a British Cement Company [M/S HARRISSON CROSSFIELDS] where her husband was an accountant before he died of typhoid just after he treated his wife for the same ailment, ultimately saving her life while sacrificed and succumbed to the same instead. My father also benefited due to an environment of joint family system. His paternal uncle, a teacher in a nearby school never got married so as to take good care of my father and his mom. There were also other cousins who too grew up with him along with their parents all living in one roof the name of the ‘Tharavadu’ as we call it was ‘Mechakat’.

The British company ensured families pension every 1st day of each month in the forties and fifties till my father got a job under Madras PWD then. Though the pension was only Rs.100/- but enough during those days. Our corporatism must try to emulate such deeds they can see that in spite of being the intruder and rulers they did not do it under force or court order, but was showing their compassion for a gentleman who was loyal and knowledgeable. Realizing the need for extra income my grand mother started tailoring at home for the extra savings and succeeded in sending my father to Guindy Engineering College, in Chennai [erstwhile Madras] which is still one of the best in the country.

My father was in the team of the independent India and was developing infrastructure, roads, dams, canals and bridges all over from Malampuzha dam the first of its kind during those periods. Malampuzha ensured food security for the district of Palakkad and was the place with kuttanadu feeding the whole state. The canals ensured three crops a year till date. Now surprisingly the paddy fields are disappearing for buildings, industries and rubber plantation, which requires less workers dearth of workers too perhaps, hastened those people to change crops. My father had he been alive would have dreaded to see the paddy fields disappearing faster than any other plains in comparison. All the good work in favour of our nation’s food security and national security is in fact in peril. My father had also contributed heavily towards building non existent roads in the North East Frontier Agency, bordering China after the 1962 Chinese aggression. He had opted to join Boarder Roads Task Force which made roads in those hilly terrains with speed and competency but family compulsions of a sick mother [he was the only child] and 5 small children along with wife was suffering in his absence. He had to leave against his heart as a true patriot. Back in Kerala PWD [after Kerala State was born] he always ended up on the losing side. The main weapon which he lacked was money power as he had married a labourer from the canals he built, adding to his other virtue of honesty. He not only lost the 5 years he served under Tamilnadu Govt. [Madras] but like insult to injury he was reverted as Assistant Engineer the ground was service under other state -Governments does not include to the total service one has put in. Emergence of Kerala State under language division was not his making and still it was used against him. He did not have the means those days for fighting against the corrupt funds which backed the other side. He was forced to be in the same job till his retirement at 55, as he simply did not have the money power required for fighting back in those days. Even today all governments irrespective of their party are corrupt to the core making one disgusted and helpless. A few individuals here and there are not enough to erase corruption. It will take thousands of Sonias, Rahuls, Manmohansinghs and AK Antonys to put things in the right perspective. I had great faith in the Marxists like my father who too supported them in the beginning as they were a clean bunch in those periods especially leaders like EMS, KR GOURI etc. Now they too have started to rot and are no different in anyway.
Though I have faith in Achuthandan who it seems is helpless.

In my case too I was always an onlooker, while some guys who were with me have gone higher and higher and I do not grudge them as they could change themselves without much conscious and compromise their values and integrity. I simply did not believe like my father, in changing our morality but would contribute in what ever little ways, still can fight with the system. Unlike my father who did not have a blogger id in those days I have the benefit of a blogger site in Google [‘solitairebala’] through which I intend to make many revelations behind most of those corrupt practices one by one day by day.

Greetings and more to follow.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008



Big corporate houses making millions of dollars, year after year as a result of the hard work and sincerity of its employees conveniently forget about the fate of the employees. It has been happening for years the government has no policy in place to ensure fair deal to the millions of private owned employees whose job is at the mercy of some guy or the other. They can chuck out overnight and the government is a mute spectator. The companies them selves ideally should have a mechanism of taking their employees retirement benefits. But astonishingly our country just doesn’t have a policy for the chucked employees at whims and fancy of the private individuals like our kingfisher owner Mr.Mallaya, for him, what ever be the cost without profit he don’t even say halo. It can be termed akin to a person who deals with dead bodies starts to kill for more bodies and more profits. Who teaches such barbaric business, and surprisingly majority of the people actually wants to be like that. You can call it ruthless instincts. I term such people sick in mind, snobbish and deserve no mercy from the god.

I am a strong believer that whoever commits sin is bound to get punished as well. These days god’s answer is instant and makes mighty arrogant and barbaric guys have all got what they deserved , as can be vouched by the latest woes of all the so called developed [perhaps developing towards dooms day]mighty rich nations have all got hit where it hurts most. At least at this juncture let them think and realize their sins and mistakes.

It must be legally binding on all employers to give a fair share for their employees, for this they must be made to deposit as a reserve with the government during the years they are in business. At no point of time should the employee be allowed to be treated shabbily as it affects full family when the head loses the job. It is the responsibility of the employer to have reserve funds to take their employees through lean patches. My wife was employed as an electronics engineer for a top textile machinery manufacturing company who chucked her out overnight, and the term used by them was VRS but in real it was compulsory retirement only when she was in her thirties and had overlooked government jobs trusting the company but to her dismay she was told one afternoon to stop coming so mercilessly leaving an electronics engineer dry and out without much of a chance for an alternate job as her age too had gone above 30. But due to my employment with a PSU, we could tide over the bad phase. But that was not the case with many and so many families have perished during the late nineties lull period, when about 250 textile mills were closed in Coimbatore city alone.

Why are our politicians silent on these serious issues. We must have a regulation in place for all and sundry to follow with fair intentions alone. In ninety nine out of hundred cases the employer is the one pampered and helped by various Governments including US. The poor employees who lost their life are no concern for all the governments. The compensation and 700 billion infused by US is meant for the greedy rich who were the culprits in the first place, and not those who lost their jobs. What an irony?
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Thursday, November 20, 2008



The wars fought in Iraq and Afghanistan has cost US about 700 billion dollars and all that they managed was to kill millions of civilians and soldiers who were fighting for their respective countries. Their justification for this inhuman and most barbaric act was combating terrorism. The Second World War itself was so devastating and the generation which witnessed and suffered most is still alive and can be seen explaining, the horrors of the wars right from their hearts and memory of those suffered men and women. That war changed the fortunes of many European countries for the worse, while countries like India benefited by attaining freedom from the British.

Another winner of those times was Americans who succeeded, because they fought with the help of atom bombs, which has become the most terrible of all the weapons of mass destruction [WMD in their own language],that exists today as the deadliest among all those chemical and conventional weapons, ever used by mankind. God knows where all these weapons, stockpiled by almost a dozen countries can be dumped or how long one is able to preserve those stockpiles; the fate of mankind is uncertain and gloomed. Any day if some guy some where, makes a mistake all are going to perish. People are scared even to discuss such matters of great importance; more trouble is ahead as the nuclear bombs now can be procured from different parts of the world with money power when, one of these carrier nations may sell it for their temporary survival during famines or out of sheer frustration and depression some guy might just decide to end it all.

Especially, the period we are undergoing is so bad and has now got worse with the human blunders one by one by the so called developed nations. The situation is grim and the need of the hour is good leaders who can think and act for the survival of the world as a whole. This is no time for petty politics. There are tough times ahead and the UN is the only body, which can play an active role in bringing order to the crazy world of today.

Americans have spent and perished due to the huge war expenditure, that too at the cost of millions if lives lost. I am sure 90 percent of the death happened to those innocent civilians, who had nothing to do with terrorism or anti human activities. Even the worst villain and at the top of the list of wanted criminals by US is the product of their covert anti soviet games played during the cold war era. Just to please and mislead American citizens Bush administration was citing the Sept 11, culprits and made it look like those killed were connected to all America’s woes and were hence told to be the enemy of US. The truth could not have been any where near their assumption. The ultra’s actually wanted the US to kill innocent Muslims so as to rekindle their backlash, which was the ultimate goal of the terrorists. Bush did exactly as they wanted it to happen and the results, war torn countries, suffering of a whole generation, the war that has left thousands of bitter children in the Middle East orphaned by US’ reckless killings and a whole generation of Muslims hating the Americans. Don’t forget about the millions killed in Japan, Vietnam and Europe. The sins have mounted up on a whole generation. Even if they start to mend their ways it may still take generations to get rid of the curse of the dead and the living.

For the Jews it took about 20 generations to experience hardship, struggle and lived as gypsies not owning a place on earth for them, they lived out generations with the curse on them. But at last, Israel as a country was born, given as a gift to them after the Second World War. But even today they are paying back for their forefathers’ sin of having crucified Jesus Christ. For Americans how long will it take to free themselves of their sinful actions in the last millennium alone? May god save the innocent and punish the sinners.

Thoughts of Balakrishnan, 13a III layout, MEENA ESTATE, COIMBATORE -641028
Res Phone 0422 2310637

Monday, November 17, 2008



In my earlier blogs, I have dealt widely with the term banker and its huge responsibilities. People puts their hard earned savings in banks trusting them to repay on demand and at such times when the savings may be recalled for their use like hospital expenses or marriages in some occasions, due to bad harvest or the time of un employment phase, recently very common, which is the most difficult period for those who lose their jobs overnight simply for no fault of them, who may have been the most hardworking and loyal of those employers. But the employer is in fact morally obliged to see that their loyal employees are paid fairly and should not be chucked out due to some bad weather or the lull periods.

I know a case where an employer gave a hand shake to his employee telling him ‘now that you have got a heart attack it will be very difficult for you to take care of your health and work at the same time , so I thought it is better for you to go home and take complete bed rest’. The employee was first relieved to feel that he has a boss, who is so kind and accommodating, only to be reminded later that was in fact a dismissal from the employment.

The clever employer later was found to be explaining to his friends it was mainly to avoid all the hospital expenses involved, the best way out of the trouble of fishing out money to save the employee. How insensitive and cruel people can be is astonishing, especially to people who trusts their bosses with the lives of his family members. Rare occasions may see those lucky ones end up in a better job. Only thanking his ruthless former employer in hindsight. Many other occasions the whole family suffers and is met with disasters not of their making.

How do we ensure fair solutions, one way of doing it may be some insurance products targeting their productive periods’ EMIs’ to be converted in to a blanket of assurance for their unemployment periods or after retirement. Feeling secured in job is the healthiest and happiest way of ensuring good life to all our citizens? Farmers too must be closely monitored by the government machinery to assist and save in times of calamities. Group insurance with transparency and backed by the government is one way of assuring them corrupt free justice. All our countries’ citizens below the poverty line should be taken good care of to begin with covering the entire farmers who are medium and small. The landless has to be guaranteed land at the cost of those individuals holding more than 100 acres.

The assistance meant for the marginal and genuinely poor farmers, in fact was gobbled up by those landlords holding more than thousands of acres. Corruption in the system is so deeply rooted that unless forced no one is willing to share their vast fortunes even when they witness the guy opposite committing suicide. How insensitive? Our society has come to rotten and cruelly selfish without an iota of compassion or sympathy.

Thoughts of Balakrishnan, of 16a 3rd layout,meena estate,Coimbatore -28 cell.9894474174.

Saturday, November 15, 2008



Anand has proved beyond doubt that he is the best years ago itself but more so now and has brought home the trophy of Chess to the country where it belongs as a matter of rightful ownership and by doing this he has matched and out witted almost all his rivals thereby, honouring the place of birth of modern chess.

It was never a matter of doubt that we have the best brains in the world, the nature of Indians was whether we want to win over. I would rather lose in chess and earn a friend in exchange for a place of glory in a game. This attitude is the best asset we have than the so called ‘killer instincts’ of Europeans or for that matter Mongolians or Africans etc.

Off late we too have started to clone, to my surprise, and can see that youngsters of our era were different than now. I deeply respected the sportsmanship shown by our great batsman G.R.Viswanath, who was a delight to the connoisseurs of great batsman ship during his days and had asked a batsman given out by the umpire to stay on and play when clearly it was easier to let him go out, so as to easily win a game. But the act must have surprised many great cricketers but as Indians it is in fact of credit to see justful nice guys who don’t want to harm any one be it be his foe in sports or in real life. That perhaps was our greatest undoing as was seen in recent history.

I have no doubt whatsoever that people with such quality as ‘killer instincts’ are the ones who are most barbaric than any in the world this fact can be proved from our history.

If one analyses they can see that good cultured people seldom kills be it for any purpose or revenge the act in itself is barbaric. What the white man did as routine in recent history of last one hundred years itself is so unpardonable crimes on people who are now addicted to destruction and negative ness in majority while, the number of decent guys are shrinking day by day.

Thoughts of Balakrishnan mechakat, 16 a ,3rd layout, MEENA ESTATE,COIMBATORE.

CEL.9894474174 RES.0422 2310637

Tuesday, November 11, 2008



Indian culture and the family systems followed in the earlier days was the perfect system which could have been followed by all and sundry. My father was the beneficiary of a system in similar lines where all brothers and if possible sisters as well remain in ‘Tharavad’ as we used to call in earlier days. My grand father died when my father was only one year old, but though he was the only son he did not feel the loneliness due to the fact that he had house full of cousins and cousin sisters all grew up together with the eldest male or at times female head controls the whole flock together, without allowing them to whither away.

The earnings from the fields, farm lands and other occupations are compiled together for the common cause. Even when a couple is going through a bad patch, there are others doing well during such times and the overall effect is the well being of all the family members. The worst crimes happening these days are due to the nuclear family culture which has cropped up due to the selfishness of some members ,who may be doing well and do not wish to share their wealth, they prefer to go out and live a life of their own and starts to suffer when the going gets tough.

The ultimate losers are the children who grow up lonely and seldom can thrive in a society with out hitches or trouble, as the lonely upbringing and pampering by parents normally make the kids or kid spoilt by the time they grow up, in majority of cases, may behave irresponsible and adamant. Of course there may be exemptions but very few.

After seeing the recent inflation, power cuts and the bad times ahead, my suggestion is for all those withered families to get together as in the old times and start living happily under one dominant and righteous family head who normally due to his age and experience is better equipped to guide the younger lots in the right direction. More over during bad time some does comparatively well while others may be suffering. Together the chances of survival is easier and most of present day tragedies may be avoided .We can see most cases of crimes by gangsters and robbers are committed to those vulnerable and old or young lonely persons.

Compiled by,

M.Balakrishnan, Cell.9894474174

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Health - Very Very Important Tips

Answer the phone by LEFT ear.
Do not drink coffee TWICE a day.
Do not take pills with COOL water.
Do not have HUGE meals after 5pm.
Reduce the amount of OILY food you consume.
Drink more WATER in the morning, less at night.
Keep your distance from hand phone CHARGERS.
Do not use headphones/earphone for LONG period of time.
Best sleeping time is from 10pm at night to 6am in the morning.
Do not lie down immediately after taking medicine before sleeping.
When battery is down to the LAST grid/bar, do not answer the phone as the radiation is 1000 times.

Forward this to those whom you CARE about!
Here are some healthy tip for your smartness & physical fitness.
Prevention is better than cure.

Carrot + Ginger + Apple - Boost and cleanse our system.

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Apple + Cucumber + Celery - Prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and eliminate stomach upset and headache.

Tomato + Carrot + Apple - Improve skin complexion and eliminate bad breath.

Bitter gou rd + Apple + Milk - Avoid bad breath and reduce internal body heat.

Orange + Ginger + Cucumber - Improve Skin texture and moisture and reduce body heat.

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Pineapple + Apple + Watermelon - To dispel excess salts, nourishes the bladder and kidney.

Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi - To improve skin complexion.

Pear & Banana - regulates sugar content.

Carrot + Apple + Pear + Mango - Clear body heat, counteracts toxicity, decreased blood pressure and fight oxidization .

Honeydew + Grape + Watermelon + Milk - Rich in vitamin C + Vitamin B2 that increase cell activity and str engthen body immunity.

Papaya + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin C, E, Iron. Improve skin complexion and metabolism.

Banana + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin with nutritious and prevent constipation

Quite interesting!
Keep Walking.....

Jus to check this out......
The Organs of your body have their sensory touches at the bottom of your foot, if you massage these points you will find relief from aches and pains as you can see the heart is on the left foot.

Typically they are shown as points and arrows to show which organ it connects to.

It is indeed correct since the nerves connected to these organs terminate here.

This is covered in great details in Acupressure studies or textbooks.

God created our body so well that he thought of even this. He made us walk so that we will always be pressing these pressure points and thus keeping these organs activated at all times.

So, keep walking...

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Did You Know?

Blood type and Rh

How many people have it?

O + 40 %
O - 7 %
A + 34 %
A - 6 %
B + 8 %
B - 1 %
AB + 3 %
AB - 1 %

Does Your Blood Type Reveal Your Personality?

Accord ing to a Japanese institute that does research on blood types, there are certain personality traits that seem to match up with certain blood types. How do you rate?

TYPE O You want to be a leader, and when you see something you want, you keep striving until you achieve your goal. You are a trend-setter, loyal, passionate, and self-confident. Your weaknesses include vanity and jealously and a tendency to be too competitive.
TYPE A You like harmony, peace and organization. You work well with others, and are sensitive, patient and affectionate. Among your weaknesses are stubbornness and an inability to relax.
TYPE B You're a rugged individualist, who's str aightforwa rd and likes to do things your own way. Creative and flexible, you adapt easily to any situation. But your insistence on being independent can sometimes go too far and become a weakness.
TYPE AB Cool and controlled, you're generally well liked and always put people at ease. You're a natural entertainer who's tactful and fair. But you're standoffish, blunt, and have difficulty making decisions.



You Can Receive
If Your Type Is O- O+ B- B+ A- A+ AB- AB+










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apples Protects your heart prevents constipation Blocks diarrhea Improves lung capacity Cushions joints
apricots Combats cancer Controls blood pressure Saves your eyesight Shields against Alzheimer's Slows aging process
artichokes Aids digestion Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart Stabilizes blood sugar Gua rd s against liver disease
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bananas Protects your heart Quiets a cough Strengthens bones Controls blood pressure Blocks diarrhea
beans Prevents constipation Helps hemorrhoids Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Stabilizes blood sugar
beets Controls blood pressure Combats cancer Strengthens bones Protects your heart Aids weight loss
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broccoli Strengthens bones Saves eyesight Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure
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It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven a its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese med ical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:

Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, ga str itis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and men str ual diso rd ers, ear nose and throat diseases.


1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water .....interesting

2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes

3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.

4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours

5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.

6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.

The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases:

1. High Blood Pressure - 30 days

2. Ga str ic - 10 days

3. Diabetes - 30 days

4. Constipation - 10 days

5.. Cancer - 180 days

6. TB - 90 days

7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwa rd s - daily.

This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.

It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life.

Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.

This makes sense .. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals .not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...

For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.

It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed . It will slow down the digestion.

Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks: Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting.

Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.

You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.

Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.

60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.

Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive...

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to everyone they know, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.

**Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about......I just did!!!**

Sunday, November 2, 2008



We have been experiencing the big corporatism wanting to further their fortunes greedily and opportunistic way. We saw, unfortunate of course, the tatas moving out of singur grudgingly.

The reason being the fact they were not allowed to take over the land of poor farmers who depended on their farms for their survival. Why is that they always target poor sundry farmers’ land only. It can be proved, there are millions of rich land lords in all those Northern states holding more than thousands of acres in their own name. Why can’t the corporate guys choose one among those big fishes and take over their one thousand or more acres of land. Then we can be sure that only one family has to be compensated, and their survival is no big issue as it is mostly at the cost of other poor people who work like slaves, hungry and dying, moreover holding such huge quantity of land in single hands in itself is the most pressing issue, which no politicians has ever addressed rather they are the ones mostly holding vast areas [coming to thousands of acres of land or more.]

If our government headed by Dr.Manmohan Singh with the able guidance of Mrs.Sonia Gandhi really wanted to see justice done to millions of farmers then they must come out with a mechanism to put a ceiling on the upper limit of land ownership. It will be then interesting to closely monitor, those who are the ones supporting such moves and those who are against it and vehemently oppose any such idea of land ceiling Act, like the one in Kerala where, the surplus land especially paddy fields, with some individuals and families were divided and given to those who were working hard only to further the wealth of very few people till the Sixties. The result was there were very few guys who are super rich while others found it very difficult to make the two ends meet. In Kerala the communist’s government had the guts to enforce the land ceiling acts in the Sixties whereby, justice was done for those millions of poor landless farmers who became land owners overnight [thanks to Mrs.K.R.Gauri amma and E M S Namboothiri.]

I want this issue to be raised at the highest level such as the parliament and watch out closely the reaction of our revered MPs and MLAs including ministers and non ministers.

We can easily find out who holds maximum land and who does not have even six feet land required to bury them. I am also sure that the media will not like the idea of publishing such truths due to the fear of the unknown and do not want to antagonize those blood suckers. The country is in the hands of a few million among our huge population; they run the affairs to suit them and also manipulate the government machinery with lure for more wealth and their vested interests. There are some others who benefit indirectly by conniving with big industrialists and reaping the benefit at the cost of our poor farmers. The news of farmer suicides is trivial for these parasites. Most of the unrest and insurgency is directly the result of these disparities. We can not ignore the tell tale signs of frustration of the unemployed youth any longer nor can we control their anguish beyond a point of no return. May god save our countrymen?

Compiled by,M.Balakrishnan, Cell.9894474174

16a 3rd layout, Meena Estate, COIMBATORE -641028