India’s Nefarious Designs on Nepal


After the death of Nepali Constituent Assembly [NCA], 1990 constitution has automatically been restored. The appointment of the CJ Khilraj Regmi as head of government can’t offer any solution. Hence it is necessary to revive the 1990 constitution. This is the only alternative to move Nepal to progress in accordance with the 1990 Constitution and the only solution to Nepal’s politico-economical problems.
In the image above. supporters of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal (RPP-Nepal) hold a portrait of former King Gyanendra Shah demanding constitutional monarchy in the country.
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POLITICAL CRISES IN NEPAL – RESTORE MONARCHY

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by Dirgha Raj Prasai (Nepal)

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Since 2006, we the people of Nepal are suffering from the traitor regimes. In the name of democracy our leaders like Girija Prasad (GP) have been engrossed in power politics. They have used their position to drain state treasury. They have not only deceived democracy but the people of Nepal also.
According to the agreement these pseudo democrats had reached with the King on 24 April, 2006, Girija Prasad took oath in the palace, as Prime Minister which was in accordance with the 1990 constitution of Nepal. But none of the Nepali Congress (NC) leaders or democratic activists can forget that GP had breached the agreement and institutionalized anarchy in Nepal at the dint and hint of RAW (India’s notorious Research and Analysis wing, an acronym for India’s principal intellignece agency).


Late GP Koirala destroyed NC’s democratic norms and pushed the country to an abyss. After GP, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai (a Maoist) converted Nepal into a hotspot of sinners and traitors. In spite of his doctorate from Jawaharlal Nehru University he has no sense of national sensitivities. In this respect he is more dangerous a traitor than Girija Prasad.

Both Girija and Baburam accepted the motivation, abettment and orchestration of foreign intelligence agencies to destroy Nepal’s national identity and economy. Resultantly the nation is in danger of falling into deep morass.

Now, the four party leaders have appointed the Supreme Court Chief Justice Khilraj Regmi as a proxy PM which again as an orchestration of RAW, an intell tool India uses to further its nefarious agenda against Nepal. (more…)

Towards a “Colored Revolution” in Nepal? Foreign Interference Triggers Political Chaos [2 of 2]



The truth is that foreign funded Maoists and NGOs in Nepal are clueless about the nature of the western intervention. Their foolishness will cause immense hardship for Nepali people and many problems for China, India and the entire Himalayan region. The people of Nepal should know that the custodians of chaos are the Maoist, NGOs and INGOs and all these institutions are funded by global predatory oligarchy. 
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THE TRUE CHARACTERISTICS OF THEWESTERN SYSTEM”

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by  Arun Shrivastava

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When things happen rapidly it is called mystery; when history does uncover mystery, it is always too late.  Nepali leaders should know that both China and India put together are far less corrupt than the western leaders. The corruption of western leaders is expressed in decimation of nations without any parallel in modern history; the US NATO forces are in overt or covert wars across the world mainly in resource rich but poor countries. The western leaders are sociopaths who destroy entire societies. The imperium is ruled not by fools but liars, manipulators, murderers, and other criminals….accountable to no one….” [9]

The truth is that foreign funded Maoists and NGOs in Nepal are clueless about the nature of the western intervention. Their foolishness will cause immense hardship for Nepali people and many problems for China, India and the entire Himalayan region. The people of Nepal should know that the custodians of chaos are the Maoist, NGOs and INGOs and all these institutions are funded by global predatory oligarchy. It is up to the Nepali people to kick the non-performing leaders out of positions of authority especially when they say that ‘power is not in their hands’ and, similarly, the insidious and pernicious influence of international development agencies. People must resolve the Matrix; bite the blue or the red pill

NOTES

[1] U.N.Sinha; ‘Development of Panchayats in Nepal;’ originally published by PC Dwadash Shreni & Company; Year not given but perhaps between 1966 and 72. The book is out of publication but a few copies are in the university library of Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. This research work was supervised by Dr BD Mahajan at Saugar University.

[2] I have also said that Nepali politicians have zero knowledge of global financial fraud and drug money laundering by British and American banks and they are now operating from Nepal.

[3] The car industry today is truly globalized. Except for high end cars, all passenger cars are assembled from components from diverse places.

[4] If Nepali people allow this sort of behavior of their leaders, it is they who should sort it out instead of blaming Delhi’s spineless western minions.

[5] This is an extremely serious issue and extensive research exists, most valuable contribution is from Dr John Coleman, a former British Intelligence analyst. Also note that the scientific committee of the Vatican approved GMOs in May 2009 without going into proper technical assessment and despite the opposition of many Archbishops.

There is plenty information that the Jesuits also have a military command centre and it is not surprising that the largest beneficiary of foreign funds in India is the Christian Church as the Indian Home Ministry records on FCRA show.

[6] Nepali people should note that both CPM and CPI have colluded with the same entrenched corporatists in India as the Maoists are doing in Nepal. CPM caused Nandigram to accommodate the interests of some of most vile, fraudulent and crafty multinational corporations; CPI colluded with Indira Gandhi during the emergency.

D Raja supported nuclear power when even hard headed nuclear scientists know that it is failed technology. The Maoists in Nepal are no better.

[7] Despite Iranian offer to sell oil and gas against rupee payment, which was negotiated by the Indian Ministry, the Reserve Bank of India instructed them to buy oil and gas only in dollar. If Indian authorities wish to slave for the western powers and tow their line, why should Nepal follow that?

[8] Since the end of World War II, the western powers have covertly and often overtly destroyed socialist societies and removed democratic and popular leaders in Asia, Africa and Latin America. What they did in Europe has been documented by Dr. Daniel Ganser in his ‘NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and Terrorism in Western Europe’ published by Routledge; 2005.

Daniel Ganser is a historian and senior researcher at the Center for Security Studies, Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. The book is an excellent academic work and documents “The best kept, and most damaging, political-military secret since World War II” (Observer, 18. November 1990). Since then, NATO’s role in Europe has been exposed in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Greece and Turkey.

The coordinated attacks on socialists was planned and executed by the Pentagon and NATO by what some call the Allied Clandestine Committee (ACC). http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/sociopol_gladio.htm

[9] Michael Parenti; “The Face of Impeialism;” Paradigm publishers; 2012; pp 121. Also note that late Kurt Vonnegut in his Custodians of Chaos’ in A Man Without a Country: AMemoir of Life in George W Bush’s America; published 2005,    refers to a book called ‘The Mask of Sanity’ by Dr. Harvey Cleckley, professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Medical College of Georgia, published in 1941.

In this book Dr Cleckley talks of Psychopathic Personalities, humans that are without conscience. These people kill without remorse or guilt.

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Arun Shrivastava is the (Salem-News.com) South Asia Correspondent & Geopolitical Analyst based in New Delhi, India.

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Towards a “Colored Revolution” in Nepal? Foreign Interference Triggers Political Chaos [1 of 2]



A Nepalese Army’s senior officer is coordinating with American soldiers; but again the coordination could have been better with local public health experts who are more knowledgeable in these matters. Effectively, this ‘humanitarian mission’ appears to be strictly an army matter and it stinks.
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‘A TRULY NATIONAL  NEPALI POLICY’

IS WHAT THE PEOPLE OF NEPAL NEED AND DEMAND

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by  Arun Shrivastava

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When people forget history, mystery repeats itself. History tells us that Nepal had developed a sophisticated democratic system over two thousand years before Aristotle’s Greece; the mystery is that ethnic identity federalists are still groping for a viable one and the Maoists want a Communist collectivist solution.

Nepal’s ancient political institutions and culture flourished because the people were wise. History says that Nepal’s ancestors evolved a sophisticated participatory decentralized local self government in ancient Nepal, then known as Kirat Pradesh to which the Limbus and Licchavis also contributed later. [1]

The mystery is that modern Nepali leaders and the 602 educated and westernized members of Nepal’s Constituent Assembly could not write even one page of a Constitution; they can’t because the Maoists and ethnic federalists have chosen to serve western predatory capitalist interests.

What is not a mystery is that wherever the ‘custodians of chaos’ INGOs, NGOs, US-AID, Ford Foundation, DfID, George Soros funded Human Rights organizations and the UN-Framework Team go, they make the target nation ungovernable. That is the situation in Nepal today.

PERFECT NON-PERFORMING ASSETS

Maoist-neoconservative, and an innovative war-tourism initiator, Prachanda [aka Pushp Kamal Dahal] says that India’s interference has brought Nepal to a political logjam. The Delhi educated current Prime Minister Bhattarai, also a Maoist-neoconservative, says ‘power is not in his hands’.

Mohan Baidya Kiran and Madhav Nepal say that they don’t want Indian cars and Hindi movies in Nepal. These are irresponsible assertions of leaders who don’t represent Nepali people.

When a Nepali makes money, he/she invests in Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore, etc, because they find their investments safe with steady gain in property value and thousands of Nepalese own businesses in India. The Maoists should actually ban investments of corrupt Nepali leaders who find it safe to buy property in India and deposit cash in Liechtenstein banks.

Yami should know, so should Prime Minister Bhattarai and their cohort. Question is: would they invest in Xijang, Beijing or Shanghai, or any place north of the border? If no, why? The true relationship between nations is determined by where the hot money goes.

Nepali actors like Mala Sinha or Manisha Koirala have done India’s Bollywood proud, to name a few, and many more will follow in their footsteps. Popular singer Udit Narayan [born in Bhardaha village of Saptari district of Nepal], Cameraman Binod Pradhan and Pradeep Gurung are much sought after.  If creative artists from Nepal wish to shine, the place and opportunity is right at their doorstep.

Even Pakistani artists come here, so do Sri Lankan and Bangladeshis.

Mohan and Madhav can ban Hindi movies but they can’t prevent a talented Nepali from succeeding in Bollywood and when they succeed in Bollywood the people of Nepal have a right to soak in Nepali success. Why haven’t they banned the insidious Zionist-CIA funded Follywood?

As far as banning Indian cars are concerned, the communist leaders are misinformed about the business of car making. [2] By 1980, the intermediate technology based automobile industry had integrated so closely across the world that not one country could say that they make 100% of an automobile.

There was no 100% British automobile by the 1980s and no American by the end of 1980s. Motown Detroit is finished, so is the Midlands region of England once home to 46 independent car manufacturers. Cars are manufactured in India because of lower labour cost; design, engineering and CAD/CAM comes from a dozen countries. [3]

It’d have made more sense to offer Nepal as a base for car making instead of banning a non-existent 100% Indian car.

Prachanda is right about India’s menacing interference, though. A lowly state minister of India during the seven-month rule of Prime Minister Chandrashekhar [November ‘90 to June ‘91] told the Nepalese Government to appoint one Mr. X as Nepal’s ambassador to country Y.

That Mr. X had no diplomatic experience or training yet was entrusted with a vital assignment in a sensitive region. Prachand, Mohan Baidya, Madhav Nepal and all who think that India’s interference is a problem should seek solutions from wiser counsels in Nepal and, if necessary, join Shanghai Cooperation [SCO].

Kathmandu is not in any marital bond with New Delhi to follow traditional nuptial obligation until death. The India-versus-China fixation is Nepali leaders’ problem but how many Nepali leaders have a workable and practical economic policy that would help the people of Nepal? [4]

Should Nepal adopt corporatist neo-conservative agenda being palmed off as ‘economic policy’ by Man Mohan Singh? After all it was the Maoists who agreed to World Bank funded water privatization project for Kathmandu; Nepali people stopped it.

THE AGENTS OF INGO’S AND NGO’S

Nepali people should note that all International NGOs and international aid and Human Rights agencies working in Nepal do so in a coordinated manner with six specific objectives which are:

  • To manipulate and discredit dominant religion and eventually cause its destruction;
  • To strengthen the cult of Christian Fundamentalism [5]; the attack on Hindu temples, the abusive statements of NEFIN leaders denouncing Hindus, the database and map created by the Joshua Project funded by Christian fundamentalists are all a coordinate process to the third point, which is essentially
  • To destronational identity and national pride by instigating ethnic and caste divide
  • To prevent people and their leaders from deciding their own destiny by means of one engineered crisis after another and then posing as “managers of the crises” or even allowing a situation of drift; the 10-year long civil war and four year long attempt and utter failure to draft a new Constitution is the most glaring example
  • To pave the way for predatory and environmentally destructive capitalist system and simultaneously weaken the traditional socio-cultural system of managing common pool resources with equitable benefit sharing which will destroy the ecologically fragile Himalayas, and
  • To penetrate and subvert Nepalese government and security structure

Each of the six is a huge issue and hundreds of hard evidences exist but the main point is that over the past two decades the INGOs and NGOs often in collusion with the Maoists, the international aid agencies and the UN system are well on way to achieving all six agendas.

It’s been two decades of calibrated move and the gun powder can be lit any time.

The creation of NGO, or non-governmental organization, by former western colonial powers, especially Europe’s ruling elite’s and their current muscleman USA, happened extremely rapidly which means that planning must have started at least a decade earlier. Kathmandu was a logical choice for ‘Custodians of Chaos,’ being the heart of the Himalayan region, at the door step of major Asian nations where participants from South Asian nations could arrive without visa problems.

The 19th Century vintage champagne of ‘divide and rule and plunder’ has a new bottle made by the INGOs, NGOs and the Maoists.

The ostensible reason for creating an army of NGOs was that the Governments in the third world countries have failed to provide critical educational, healthcare, welfare and developmental services and that these services will be better served by NGOs. Not one ‘reformer’ or ‘thinker’ proffered the other option of improving efficiency in the government so vital in developing countries.

Another solution being imposed on the world is outsourced government functions through Public-Private-Partnership [PPP].

In the USA, even the prison system works on PPP with, as some analysts suggest, Government guarantee of 90% occupancy, which means the American Police must arrest its own citizens on the flimsiest of charges, a depravity not seen anywhere in the world. The real purpose of NGOs is to pave the way for one world government and make legitimate government redundant.

THE PROBLEM OF MAOISM AND ETHNIC IDENTITY FEDERALISTS

The problem of Maoists and ethnic identity federalists is that both groups are inextricably ensnared in the agenda of INGOs, international development agencies and Soros funded human rights institutions. Their employees enjoy relatively higher standard of living as compared to common citizen.

Once a society has this sort of linkages, it is difficult to throw them out. Nonetheless, NGOs and INGOs have become Trojan horse in all developing countries with the single objective of breaking as many nations as they can into economically ungovernable entities while the natural resources are plundered.

And all the diplomats from West Europe and USA are deeply involved in this.

The Maoists in Nepal should know that no matter which country right now, the European elite and their muscleman USA have systematically destroyed many socialistic movements in Europe itself.

NATO conducted a lethal secret war against genuine socialists and reformers in Europe financed by the same European feudal powers who bet on spurious Maoists because they are the best bet for chaos in South Asia. [5]

There is plenty of convergence of interest between the Maoists and Christian church too because the Vatican is involved in financial frauds, criminal money laundering and undermining poor tribal people around the world and that history is also well documented.

The basic premise of Maoist political economy to impose a collectivist society is actually fascistic and neo-conservative agenda, which even their leaders don’t understand or don’t talk about it. [6]

While the Indian leadership has drifted perilously close to the same fascistic western alliance and financial system, at least the Chinese leadership is making a serious attempt to create a parallel financial system: they have recently announced that oil and gas will be traded in Yuan and Russia has promised them as much oil and gas they want and any country can opt out of dollar hegemony.

Has any ethnic identity federalist or Maoist leader said that Nepal should opt out of dollar hegemony or the hegemony of Indian rupee and purchase oil and gas from China paid for in Yuan? Is Bhattarai’s power located in Capitol Hill or Buckingham Palace or Delhi?

Has Prachand any economic agenda of keeping India out that would benefit Nepali people? If Nepal starts buying oil and gas from China, a litre of petrol would cost much less. [7] Nepali leaders including those in NEFIN and other rag tag band talk only politics; they don’t have an economic agenda. And they don’t even know how genuine socialists are treated by the crooked and murderous imperium. [8]

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US Soldiers in Nepal on China’s Tibet Border, On a Reconnaissance “Humanitarian Mission”



A Nepalese Army’s senior officer is coordinating with American soldiers; but again the coordination could have been better with local public health experts who are more knowledgeable in these matters. Effectively, this ‘humanitarian mission’ appears to be strictly an army matter and it stinks.
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STRICTLY AN ARMY MATTER IN THE GARB OF A ‘HUMANITARIAN MISSION’ TO NEPAL AND IT STINKS

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by  Arun Shrivastava

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Note for WoP readers: 

The following post by Arun Shrivastava reminds me of the 2005 earthquake that hit most parts of Azad Kashmir including some districts of Northern Pakistan and the federal capital Islamabad.

After the earthquake that devastated major cities and towns in Pakistan, many teams arrived to help the people come out of the trauma, the devastation and deaths caused due to the terribly strong tremors that almost shook whole of Pakistan.

We the people of Pakistan are all full of love, praise, and thankfulness to those great sons and daghters of humanity who shared with us all those trials and tribulations. Among those who visited the calamity ridden places were also the rescue teams who had the necessary gear, the money and the expertise to help the people in the quake-hit places. 

We are still full of praise and appreciation also for those American contingents who worked day and night to help our brethren and sisters in the quake zones. But at the same time we feel a deep pain in our hearts when we learn that some of the guys who came in the garb of these rescue workers, were the men from American spy agencies.

It has been reported that some of these men actually had come to explore the areas to do the neccessary ground work for conducting surveys of strategically sensitive points in Pakistan in order to prepare for future successful military operations in the country. 

Later, another such dirty operation was conducted in the garb of the so called polio vaccination teams, of which Dr. Shakil Afridi was the principal tool.

Some friends may ask at this point: if there was no Osama living by May 2nd, 2011 [as this scribe has always maintained] why should have then the US gone for such operation that they had on that day.

Well friends, if we go through that grand project [PNAC] envisaged by the Neocons in the last decade of 20th century, it becomes clear that the Bush-Cheney cabal that occupied the White House in those days could go to any extreme to achieve their end.

A similr plan is now taking shape in the Himalayan state [Nepal] where one so called ‘Humanitarian Mission’ is on its job. This one is no different from the missions we already have seen in Libya, Syria and shorlty we might see in Iran as well.

The current Humanitarian Mission to Nepal is strictly a matter for the Nepalese people to handle, but which has unfortunately been entrusted to the Americans and their henchman in Nepal. As says Arun Shrivastava: Its strictly an army matter in the garb of ‘Humanitarian Mission’ to Nepal and it stinks. [Nayyar]

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A Chain of Love and Peace from Kabul to Kolkata


 Ustad Hamid Ali Khan singing a classical ghazal]


THE RAGA SAGA

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Talking peace with Ustad Hamid Ali Khan, who believes that peace is not just absence of war but a pro-active fostering and education of and for peace

A peace is of the nature of a conquest;

for then both parties nobly are subdued,

and neither party loser. (William Shakespeare)

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DR. MOHAMMAD TAQI

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AS COMMERCIALIZED AS IT MAY SOUND, FOR ME, DISNEY WORLD TURNS OUT TO BE  A PLACE WHERE THE DREAMS COME TRUE.

A recent visit to the Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida with the king of the Indo-Pakistani classical music, Ustad Hamid Ali Khan was magical in its own right, as together we got to dream peace in South Asia.

While enjoying the ‘Peter Pan’s Flight of Fantasy’ ride, our fantasies took us to the land of our birth and our ancestors and what could potentially be contributed to the efforts already underway to promote peace in that region.

Ustad (maestro) Hamid Ali Khan, along with his older brother Ustad Fateh Ali Khan is the foremost exponent of the Patiala Gharana (school) of Hindustani music. He is on a concert tour in North America for the past month, enthralling audiences with his performances from LA to Toronto.

Having listened to the music of the Patiala masters for the last twenty-five years, on tape and in person, I felt like a five year-old whose wish to go to the Disney World had just been granted, when I found out that Ustad Hamid would be visiting Florida.

The Central Florida Pakistani-American Cultural Society arranged a musical performance with a wonderfully diverse group – Pakistanis, Indians, Bangladeshis and Americans – in attendance.

The icing on the cake was an equally diverse group accompanying the Maestro. Rajesh Bhandari on tabla, Shamsher Singh on dholak and Shawn on guitar completed the ensemble, which under Ustad Hamid’s vocal lead gave one of best renditions of the South Asian music to have ever resonated in our ears.

PIYA NAHEEÑ AYAY SAKHI

Ustad Hamid opened the evening with a rendition of Raga Kalavati in teen-taal with the vintage Patiala bandish (lyrics), “piya naheen aaye sakhi”. The night-time raga literally mesmerised the audience.

As all South Asian music aficionados know, the raga performance has, over the centuries, evolved – by design and default – to evoke the desired emotion called Rasa, both in the performer and in the audience. Theoretically, this music can evoke emotions like romance, peace, devotion, strength, anger, sadness and insouciance.

It is not surprising for an Indian or Pakistani ear and mind, attuned to our traditional music, to respond with the outpouring of the predicted or intended emotion when an appropriate musical piece is played. The impact of Indo-Pakistani classical music and its relationship to the moods, emotions, weather, seasons and above all peace, has been a subject of extensive research and publications.

In our case, the Kalavati’s timing (night-time), the robust and refined vocals and a steady instrumental accompaniment, readily produced a simultaneous ambience of joy, sensuousness and peace in the hall that a raga of Khamaj taath is supposed to evoke.

INDO-PAKISTANI CLASSICAL MUSIC

The next morning when driving Ustad Hamid to Disney World, I noticed him observing the sky gradually getting overcast. I took the opportunity to prod him into telling me about the Raga-Rasa system. The Maestro responded with producing a bandish in Raga Megh … He demonstrated with the alaap and bol-taan the movement of the clouds and the clasp of thunder through his bass embellishment. This indeed is the type of music that fits the bill for a mode of expression that transcends all frontiers and flags.

[Left: Hamid Ali Khan with the writer at Disney World; performing in Florida]

However, less commonly known is that ample research has shown that the emotional messages produced via music are understood across different cultures. The 1999 work by Laura-Lee Balkwill and W F Thompson at York University, Toronto has demonstrated that Western listeners, previously not exposed to Indo-Pak music, were highly sensitive to the emotional messages of the ragas played to them for the first time.

What is both surprising and disappointing that despite having such a powerful common denominator, the classical music shared between India and Pakistan – which in the latter’s case has managed to survive against all odds – we have little or no sharing or exchange of this common heritage.

In fact, the south Asian classical music is not just shared between India and Pakistan. Afghanistan, a hotbed of cold-war between these two countries, is another trustee of this musical legacy. The great masters like the late Ustad Muhammad Hussain “Sarahang” from Kabul trained with Ustad Hamid’s uncle, the late Ustad Ashiq Ali Khan in Patiala.

This raga saga of the Indo-Pakistani music and especially the Patiala Gharana doesn’t end with Afghanistan. An exponent of the Patiala school from Bengal, Ajoy Chakraborty forms a link in this chain of love and peace that runs from Kabul to Kolkata.

PEACE IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF WAR, ITS A PRO-ACTIVE FOSTERING & EDUCATION OF AND FOR PEACE

Ustad Hamid Ali Khan is acutely aware, not only of the 150-year musical history of his family and its impact on our region, but of the historical responsibility that now rests with him to help develop a peace-oriented frame of mind through his music.

With his older brother, the inimitable Ustad Fateh Ali Khan getting on in age now, Ustad Hamid is devoting much more time to pure classical music and in passing it on to the younger generations. His three sons Nayab, Qasim and Inam are the family’s eighth generation performing. However, he is not just interested in the success of his sons. He believes peace across our region has to be not just absence of war but a pro-active fostering and education of and for peace. He gives his solemn pledge to play his due role in this process.

MEASTRO SUGGESTS UNIVERSITIES OF MUSIC IN LAHORE AND DELHI

Hamid Ali Khan believes that an Indo-Pakistani classical music university, with campuses in Lahore and Delhi, is the way to preserve and improve upon our joint heritage. I might add that a third campus at Kabul may go to show that India and Pakistan are capable of jointly playing a constructive role in Afghanistan too.

The childlike curiosity, unassuming nature and forthrightness that I saw in him during that day at Disney World tells me that Ustad Hamid Ali Khan doesn’t dream of subduing anyone even in the peace process. This emperor of classical music wishes a conquest of hearts through his art. More than that, his desire is to share his art across all borders. May this serve to further this Aman ki Asha.

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The writer practices and teaches Medicine at the University of Florida and contributes to think-tanks http://www.politact.com and Aryana Institute. He can be contacted via Email: mazdaki@me.com
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