Insightful newsletter of Drishtikone: Issue #120 - A New Low; Powerful Global Coalition; Hospitals and Health

Khor Kalmat is a lagoon located along the Makran coast of Balochistan and home to the Buzi Makola Wildlife Sanctuary bordering the Arabian sea (Source: Sentinelhub)

“Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.” ― Woodrow Wilson


Is the Spiritual path linked to politics? Many people ask this question in order to establish the dogma that the evangelist and invading religions had for others, even when they themselves were always seeking power and domination.

One needs to understand that there is no such thing as a “spiritual life” and a “political life”. There is just life. Politics and Spiritual are just aspects.

What the Spiritual path aims for is - to see things clearly. To seek Truth and differentiate it from the Untruth. A Spiritual path is more rigorous because it goes to the depth of the being. The political truth is in managing one’s perceptions and looking at things right in front of us and not fooling ourselves.

We, therefore, need to see what is going on and learn from history and also look at the dots that are all around us and see how they join.

So don’t believe anyone. Access the data. And think through things yourself and make your own determination.

Here are two beautiful lines from Ramdhari Singh Dinkar’s beautiful epic - Rashmirathi - that explain this beautifully. Here विवेक means the ability to distinguish between Truth and Untruth.

जब नाश मनुज पर छाता है,

पहले विवेक मर जाता है।

(रामधारी सिंह दिनकर - रश्मिरथी)


a new low for Rhea Chakraborty and how her spin machine works

Just when you think you have seen the worst in people, things get worse and the dirtiest part of people’s characters come out.

Rhea Chakraborty is being portrayed by the Secularists/Urban Naxal/Anti-Modi/Hindu-Hating gang as a “victim”, while Sushant Singh Rajput has been posthumously indicted as “drug-addict” etc.

Meanwhile, this is what this woman is insinuating. Read about it on the Zee news site.

"Priyanka Singh started touching to my body with unusual behaviour and then she started molesting me and started demanding sexual relationship," Rhea said in her complaint. The complaint was registered at Bandra Police station under U/S 420 ,464,465,466,468,474,306 r/w 120B /34 IPC  AND Sec 8(1),21,22 ,29 of NDPS Act. 

Really?!! The sister wanted to have sex with Rhea? Is there no end to this woman’s crazy nonsense?

Now you know why she used to rush to the Bandra Police station after the CBI questioning?

The main point is that while Rhea and her brother were sourcing marijuana (weed/pot) and Sushant Singh may have been consuming that. But marijuana is not the real deal. Synthetic drugs are.

That is where the real rub is.

While NCB is duty-bound to report about the marijuana and weed in their documentation since they are still illegal substances in India, but that is not the real story. The real story is about synthetic drugs!

Now, read or listen to any of the so-called Secular media persons/trolls discussing. They will ONLY focus on marijuana and create memes to discredit the whole investigation and Rhea’s arrest when the real issue was never marijuana. It was always the synthetic drugs.

That is how the Rhea PR machinery works - by pivoting the whole argument on the most useless piece of information and making it central to their narrative.

What is needed is testing on Rhea, her father, her brother, and other involved characters. All these suspects should have the “Hair Follicle Test” done. That is a test that can catch a drug in a person’s system for up to 90 days. It can be used to detect the following substances:

  • amphetamine

  • methamphetamine

  • ecstasy

  • marijuana

  • cocaine

  • PCP

  • opioids (codeine, morphine, 6-acetylmorphine)

Now let us look at the extended cast of characters in the whole wide case.

a cast of characters central to SSR case

Arbaaz Khan was involved in cricket betting but did not face any charges when he admitted to it in 2018.

Bollywood actor and film-maker Arbaaz Khan has admitted that he used to place bets during Indian Premier League or IPL matches, the police has said. Arbaaz Khan, 50, has told the police in Maharashtra's Thane, where he is being questioned today, that he has been placing bets for the last six years, cops added. (Source)

Another person of interest is Bunty Sachdeva. He is the owner of Cornerstone talent management company, where Disha Salian worked and was also managing Sushant Singh’s portfolio. Who is Bunty Sachdev?

He is Sohail Khan's brother-in-law. He has already been summoned by the CBI. (PS: Do we now know why Virat Kohli and his wife have been quiet on Sushant Singh Rajput and also did not speak on Ram Janmabhoomi?)

There is a huge development in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case. The CBI, who are looking for links between Sushant Singh Rajput and the actor's ex-manager Disha Salian's death, is questioning Bunty Sachdeva, according to sources. Bunty is a senior executive of talent management company Cornerstone, where Disha was working and was managing Sushant. Bunty is also the manager of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli. He recently helped Virat bag a Rs 100-crore endorsement deal with sportswear manufacturer Puma. (Source)

He is also the ex-boyfriend of Sonakshi Sinha.

Apart from the Khan-daan, Sonakshi Sinha was also present as well as ex-beau Bunty Sachdeva, who is Seema's brother. (Source)

We all know that IPL has been deeply infiltrated by the Dawood gang for a long time. (Source)

So, we can extend our model yesterday to include cricket and IPL in it too.

new Middle-East config and coalition of US, Israel, and India

As the Middle-East world is reconfigured, the new blocks seem to be clearly emerging along with its leaders.

One of the things that Donald Trump administration has done is to do away with the artificial equivalence between Palestine and Israel. The US administration openly came out in support of Israel unequivocally. Failure to de-hyphenate this relationship - and the fetish with “two-state solution” - was creating havoc in that area.

As it turns out Palestinians had played a devious role all along. Saudi Gazette says it clearly now.

It is regrettable to see the plight of Palestinian brothers whose politicians have traded their cause for more than 60 years. These politicians saw to that the issue remained alive and did not reach any settlement. They sabotaged negotiations and rejected all peace initiatives, whether those presented by the Israeli side or those by other international parties. The Palestinian politicians did this at the expense of their cause and their people so as to gain from the situation, which has remained as is till date. The intransigent attitude that they pursued for decades was the only guarantee for their survival with donations pouring in and aid funds boosting their treasuries and accounts in the European banks from all sides, especially from the countries of the Arab and Islamic worlds. (Source)

Quite like the Kashmiri Hurriyat and other such political forces, the Palestinian politicians were simply milking their victim card for enriching their own bank accounts.

With unabashed and unapologetic backup for Israel, one side is falling by the way-side. No, not the Muslims. Its the Islamists and the terrorists.

As Israel and UAE come together. And the Saudis also align themselves along with this coalition.

In the midst of this reconfiguration of forces in the Middle East, there is another coalition emerging.

The US, India, and Israel.

They are working to create a transparent, open, reliable, and secure 5G communication network to help create the standard platform. With the system from Huawei being sidelined for obvious security threats, the three countries want to create a better and more secure network.

It was Modi’s visits and “people-to-people” engagements that were offshoots of those large gatherings that have led to such engagement.

The branching out of this trilateral initiative in development and technological arena is a result of the people-to-people collaboration, in particular those by Indian diaspora in the US and Israel, that was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his historic visit to Israel three years ago in July 2017, community leaders said. (Source)

The 5G is being said to be just the “tip of the iceberg”. The entire gamut is pretty huge.

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick is upbeat on this new arrangement.

Silicon Valley, Bengaluru, and Tel Aviv have all earned reputations as leading, innovative technology hubs, and rightfully so, according to Glick. "So it's only right that our three nations play a key role in delivering the promise of 5G in a way that is open, interoperable, reliable, and secure," she stressed. "We cannot allow any nation to dominate this technology or use it to dominate other nations." When Israel. the US and India collaborate in defense, much of that collaboration and discussion is done in closed rooms, because the topics are highly sensitive, the official said. (Source)

The relationship between these three is now evolving into a different level completely.

When Israel. the US and India collaborate in defence, much of that collaboration and discussion is done in closed rooms, because the topics are highly sensitive, the official said. "When we're talking about development cooperation, we're talking about transparent and open activities that can make all three countries extremely proud about the way that they impact the lives of people all over the world," Glick told PTI. (Source)

Now, Israeli leadership under Netanyahu is also under attack, as is that of Modi. The only thing that is keeping this coalition of trilateral relationship intact is the presence of Donald Trump in the White House. Joe Biden will bring in other forces to bear which will be against this new configuration in the Middle East as well.

Remember, with Turkey, Pakistan and Malaysia sidelined by UAE, Saudis, and the Israelis - we are looking at a different structure that may be aligned to peace there.

electronic warfare against the Chinese plane?

In a very interesting article - a site named Bulgarian Military (though not affiliated to that country’s military) says that China’s Su-35 fighter that crashed was due to a complex failure of all onboard systems of a combat aircraft. Why would that have happened?

According to Chinese experts, this is possible only in the event of a powerful radio-electronic effect on the systems of a combat aircraft, and given the fact that Taiwan does not have medium and long-range electronic warfare systems, the impact on the Su-35 could be carried out from the board of American warships, against the background of which a thorough investigation is underway. (Source)

This is one of the rare instances where the use of electronic weaponry against an aircraft has been speculated. Some people think that last year’s air crash of IAF plane AN-32 could have been triggered this way as well.

nota bene

Diwali and Crackers: Justice V. Parthiban, Madras High Court has caught the bull by the horns and concluded that Mr. A. Balaji was unfairly and unjustly denied the benefit of employment, despite clearing the requisite stages for selection as Grade – II Police Constable, conducted by TN Uniformed Services Recruitment Board, Chennai, being held disqualified on the allegations of ‘bursting of crackers during Diwali festival in 2018.’ The learned judge, in a brilliant exposition of the four corners of an offense under Section 285, Indian Penal Code, and adverting to a host of decisions, including the leading one in Avatar Singh (2016 – SC), has come down heavily on the appointing authorities for rejecting his selection by relying upon ‘Victorian standards’ and ‘utopian expectation’, ignoring that ‘bursting of crackers is an integral part of the Diwali festival, having its roots to a hoary and hallowed civilization, unique to this land and is celebrated by all age groups across the nation with great fervor and ardor.’ (Source)

Trump for Nobel Peace: US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, according to a news report. The nomination was submitted by a four-term member of the Norwegian Parliament, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who is also the chairman of the Norwegian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Fox News reported. The news comes just weeks after Trump helped broker peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). (Source)

Chinese Jets in Taiwan: Multiple Chinese fighter jets entered airspace to Taiwan's southwest on Wednesday, said the island's defense ministry, describing it as a destabilizing action that threatened regional peace. (Source)

China and Australia journo row: Australian journalist Cheng Lei has been detained in China on national security grounds. China has accused Australian authorities of “barbaric” searches of the homes of four Chinese journalists in a new escalation in the spat between Beijing and Canberra over the treatment of their respective media. In a regular briefing on Wednesday, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that in late June authorities in Australia interrogated four journalists from Chinese state-run organizations Xinhua, China Media Group, and China News Service. The Chinese reporters – who have since returned to China – had their residences searched over potential violations of Australian foreign interference laws, and their work computers, phones, and other devices were seized, Zhao said (Source)

Facebook a platform for Hate: Facebook software engineer Ashok Chandwaney has watched with growing unease as the platform has become a haven for hate. Tuesday morning, it came time to take a stand. "I'm quitting because I can no longer stomach contributing to an organization that is profiting off hate in the US and globally," wrote Chandwaney in a letter posted on Facebook's internal employee network shortly after 8 a.m. Pacific. The nearly 1,300-word document was detailed, bristling with links to bolster its claims and scathing in its conclusions. (Source)

Health versus Hospitals - a new (old) way to heal

What is health? When things go wrong with someone’s physical or mental system, does one have to be confined to a bed and a room? How do you get that person back to his or her complete health?

Here Sadhguru shares a very interesting and instructive story of how a few American doctors who had come to Isha Yogic Hospital were shocked to see “no hospital” really. What they saw instead shocked them. Sadhguru explains how the Yogic way works in bringing one back to health. We can all do some of these things in our daily lives to keep ourselves “whole” all the time. Actually, in the Isha Ashram, it is very common to walk barefoot all through the place. Touch with the soil and the ground helps. I remember as a kid I used to go to the park and walk on the grass there early in the morning to help my health.

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