Blog Posts by P.S.Remesh Chandran. Trivandrum.

  • Why Cow Killing is Considered a Sin in India? P.S.Remesh Chandran, Trivandrum

    Cows in India are considered as a gift from gods to man. In the ancient Indian culture they were given the status of mother and most civilized Indians still worship cow as their mother. This is not an Ode To The Cows here but certain undeniable facts cannot be forgotten. Millions of cows are being slaughtered all over India for flesh and bones in spite of there existing the Cow Slaughter Prevention Act passed by the Indian parliament. A few decades ago in Kerala there lived a saint by the name Narayana Guru who was a great teacher and composer of immortal songs in Malayalam, Tamil and Sanskrit. He was the saint who was responsible for the most dramatic and permanent changes in the South Indian social structure by causing the untouchables to get intensely educated. Because he was not English-educated, he sent Dr. Palpu to England for English education who later became a very noted physician in Kerala. It was after reading the beautiful poems of this saint and becoming exhilarated by

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  • What Happened to the Bus Shelters in Kerala? P.S.Remesh Chandran, Trivandrum

    When transport buses began to ply the routes of Kerala, drivers of these vehicles stopped them where it was convenient for them to stop. These points gradually became Bus Stops. Usually they were at places where a steep climb stops or ends. When buses began to regularly stop at the same spot, for the convenience and rest of travellers as buses were not regular and prompt on time then, little shops began to be established in and around the place. First came the pan shop, then the grocer, baker and the hair cutting saloon and then the butcher, carpenter and the florist. When travel became a regular habit, people began to construct houses nearby for residence and for commerce. Thus the town developed around the bus stop. It was the bus stop that caused the town. When people saw that their women and children waited long hours for the bus, standing here and there and unsheltered from rain and shine, good organizations in villages and towns constructed waiting shelters for their convenience.

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  • Are Not All Medical Books in the World Pirated from the Past? P.S.Remesh Chandran, Trivandrum

    Book publishers do have their rights to be protected against unauthorized copying but where do medical book publishers get their materials for publication from? Most medical books are compilations of scientific and technical knowledge gained and developed by mankind and human society through the ages. Rarely do medical book publishing companies commission proficient science writers to write articles for their proposed books. Mainly they steal articles from famous scientific publications and journals, giving or giving not due credit to the sources of those articles and their original writers. Let us take the example of Anatomy text books published by many famous and costly publishing companies. It was not doctors, medical men or scientists who conceived and developed anatomy as a fully developed branch of science. It was the artists of the Renaissance period in Italy in the sixteenth century like Leonardo Da Vinci who developed the study of the internal organs of mammals. He was

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  • Why Housewives Shall Not Be Paid Wages for Work in the House. P.S.Remesh Chandran, Trivandrum

    Payment to housewives from the husband for the jobs she is doing in the house to run the family is unethical. If it had been actually needed and could have been made possible without affecting the integrity of the society, mankind would have instigated it in the far distant past itself. Do not anyone think that 20000 generations in the past did not ever think about this and that those who think about this now are the first in this planet to tell this. Human society developed, based on the division of labour. Hunting was the job of the males and agriculture, animal husbandry and house administration were the responsibility of the women. The first was the kind of work in which people most often died and that was why it was the job of the males, because if the woman could be saved, mankind would continue. That was their logic. History tells us that the works assigned to the women were comparatively light and less risky. The males did protect their women. Many ignorant people, including

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  • How Easy it is to Dismantle Stadiums in Kerala. P.S.Remesh Chandran, Trivandrum


    Let us examine how stadiums in Trivandrum were destroyed brick by brick by government experts at government expense. Palayam was a very important and famous junction in Trivandrum with a canopied bus shelter, shops, cathedral, mosque, temple, banks, hotels and a stadium. People waiting for buses would sit on the concrete railings surrounding the stadium, watch volley ball and foot ball going on at each corners, admire, enjoy and assess players, judge teams, and when their buses come jump out, jump in their buses and go their ways, to destinations as distant as Kozhikode, Malappuram and Kannoor. It was very good and freshening to sit on these railings in the evenings and during the nights, watching the games, drinking tea from the nearby plank tea shops, smoking, talking politics literature and cinema and enjoying fresh night wind coming from Shangummughom. Not all sitting on those stadium railings were awaiting their buses but were residents of the city, young and old and toddlers,

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  • People’s Pedalling Power and Bicycles. P.S.Remesh Chandran, Trivandrum

    Just like manual typewriters, bicycles are going to be the answer to world's power requirements in the future. A type writer needs no electricity to work, and so, it is workable 24 hours a day. When computers came into use we threw away these type writers which had been serving the world effectively for many decades. Due to inability to compete with computers and being unable to sell one single machine, the last type writer factory in the world which was in India owned by the Godrej Company closed in 2011. But with total black outs and brown outs very near, we are certainly going to call back these old type writers again into service. The same thing would happen to bicycles also. When motor cycles came into being and one of them now being able to be purchased at the roadside like fish from the market, people threw away the worthy bicycles and now spend what money they earn fully for purchasing petrol the price of which is skyrocketing each day. Today, each house has more then one

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  • Has Malaria Gone from India? P.S.Remesh Chandran, Trivandrum

    Indian authorities claimed last year that Malaria has gone but those who know these authorities warned that it will come back. Considering the instances of a number of diseases sweeping India such as dengue and chikungunya and the resulting death of thousands of victims due to lack of treatment facilities available to poor people after the privatization of the health sector in the country, there is every possibility of Malaria again coming to India. The health authorities in the nation has no future-reaching vision as to the possibility of this killer disease again coming to India, as is evidenced by their act of winding up the National Malaria Eradication Programme[NMEP]. Each time a disease strike, what we see is the sudden assembling of futile task forces, the hasty distribution of insecticides and the belated deployment of health inspectors to the affected areas who otherwise are pleased to work inside their cool office buildings. The disease takes the toll of a few hundred

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  • Leave Alone the Ancient Social Practice of Tobacco Smoking. P.S.Remesh Chandran, Trivandrum

    Since mankind discovered the uses of this plant, tobacco has been chewed, smoked and eaten as social ritual and as curative stimulant for gastric and digestive disorders. Bone and tissue remains unearthed in excavations from primitive sites suggest that whatever diseases now are alleged to be associated with tobacco smoking never existed then. Where it was extremely cold, when it was gloomy, it was used to relieve mental stress, to heat the ice-cold interior of the lungs and to give something for the impatient human hands to do. For centuries, this peaceful habit has been doing silent services as a social ritual and an individual involvement, causing no particular harm on its own. When modern day parliamentarians began to fear that people will turn against them for corruption, bribery and misadministration, they devised this trick of enacting safe laws such as banning tobacco smoking, prohibiting sleeping in peaceful parks and lolling in groups along highways, so that their national

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  • Why Do Afghan Fanatics Poison Their School Girls? P.S.Remesh Chandran

    They do not want their women folk to get educated and eventually question the chauvinistic revolutionaries and mosque-bound mullahs and finally endanger their fanatically religious schemes for international terrorism. India too was once in the dark ages. Widows were forcefully thrown into the funeral pyres of late husbands, and if they escaped, their lives were turned into hell by the caste Hindus. It was William Bentinck who abolished this 'Sathi' under the compulsion of national leaders like Rajaram Mohan Roy. Roy, Gandhi and Nehru advocated for the education of women, and in due course, the women in India began to be enlightened and liberated. Today women hold prominent positions in the leadership of political parties and governmental administration in India. When India was divided into two, Pakistan shared the blessings of having educated womenfolk. If the people of Afghanistan cannot prevent their fanatics and revolutionaries from committing such heinous crimes as poisoning the

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  • Why Indian Petrol Prices Go Up? P.S.Remesh Chandran

    No oil companies in India have ever declared before their share holders that they are suffering a loss or are bankrupt. The share prices of Hindustan Petroleum, Bharat Petroleum and Indian Oil Corporation, after this price hike, immediately rose by 8-6 percent. From the soaring prices of their shares it is as clear as water that they are all making unbelievably huge profits. What is not as clear as water is how many Indian politicians, parliamentarians, bureaucrats and their families are share holders in these oil companies or are their beneficiaries in one way or another. After reading this the politicians, parliamentarians, bureaucrats and their families needn't be infuriated. Being any of them now doesn't necessarily mean they are corruption less and clean in soul. Being recipients of public money as salaries and allowances, they are never beyond questioning. Moreover, everyone in the world knows that a few politicians, parliament members, cabinet ministers, bureaucrats and their

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