Satyamev Jayate Full Episode 10 – Untouchability

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  1. Baba Ji 7 years ago

    Pathetic Ball-less episode on dalits.In which world are these tools living? the reserved category has pretty much ruined India.Because of them,the talent in India is diminishing.Half of them are serving in foreign and the other half is living the life of cockroaches.

    These dalits get first preference in Govt Jobs,they have 50% reservation in seats for any course be it engineering,MBBS etc.and these punks talk about caste bias????The general category is the biggest victim of reservation today.They neither get minority advantage as well.

    • cutie 6 years ago

      Reservation jb tak duniya hai tb tak rehni chahiye…bcoz still people believe in castesim.still have high or low caste bases discrimination..acha bhala india angrezo se azaadh hua tha tum ghatiyan logo ne society ko ek caste line mein devide kiya..na krte sbhi ko hindu maan kr chalte toh aaj yeh reservation jaisi koi problems hi na hoti..bada shonk chada tha na khudh high rank mein rakhne ka dusro ko low mein rakhna bina unki marzi jane bcoz us time unki conditions poor thi tumhare paas paisa tha toh tumne khudko high rank mein rakh liya bt kaam tumhare low standard se bhi ghatiyan hai..jitne bhi crime hote hai woh brahmin kshatriya jaise logo ka haath hota hai unka..ab bhagwadh gita ka example le lo jo brahmin kul mein janma means ravan aaj ke samaye mein woh raksh hi samjha jata hai or valmiki jo shudra the apni knowledge ke bal pr usne sabe uscha staan prapt kiya hai..kya hoti hai high or low caste or kya hai yeh brahmin kshtriya or vaishya or shudra..khudh hi sb create krke khudh hi sbko prblems mein daal diya..kya god ne yeh ghatiyan kaam kiya i m sure god apne logo ko kbi high or low mein nhi rakhega…us time kuch logo mein knowledge kya thi uska itna galat fayda utha liya u should be ashamed of yourself..we all are hindu..no one is brahmin, no one is kshtriya, no one is vaishya n no one is shudra understood..india mein jo rehta hai woh sbhi hindu hai sb pehle insaan ke roop mein aate hai..baadh mein tum hindu,muslim, sikh or christian ho..yeh char religion kafi nhi the..discrimination krne ke liye jo char or le ke aa gaye ho..first say no caste n no community we all are hindu..prove kro isko khatam kro isko sbko ek nazar se dekho..inter caste marriage krke iss ghatiyan thinking ko khatam kro..we all are human being then anything else..jo india mein hai woh indian hai okh..n let me tell u one think…kuch lower caste issi baato se dukhi ho ke abroad chale gaye or kuch religion hi change kr chuke hai..sabse kam population toh pure world mein hindu logo ki hai..bt i happy hindu sbhi khatam hi ho jaye acha hai atleast yeh ghatiyan castesim high or low ka system toh khatam hoga aise toh katar hindu kbi nhi sunenge kbi na manenge..kitni zindgiyan kharab kr chuke ho iss castesim ki wajah se hua hai…schi mein narak mein jaye sbhi hindu dil se badhdua deti hun..pure world mein muslim budhist or christian ki populations badti rahe..bcoz tum nhi samjhoge or na shudharne wale ho..

      • Ipman 6 years ago

        cutie – very cute outrage on reservation 😀 main bhi wahi to bol raha hoon. casteism khatam karo. aur usko khatam karne ka pehla step hai removing reservation

        • Anjanpur685Miles 6 years ago

          @Ipman,

          Cutie ladka bhi ho sakta hai. Thoda sambhalke 😉

          • Ipman 6 years ago

            possible 🙂 but he/she is saying the right things. i agree with him/her. koi to inspire hua is thread se

          • cutie 6 years ago

            its doesnt not matter who am i girl or boy?…what matter is my views about castesim, reservation n inter caste marriage….n what i wan to tell my indian people okh….dont run after castesim n say stupid think about reservation n get mad about inter caste marraige…first we are human being dont ever forget it okh..if u talking about almight brahmin n if i send u list about their work then u ll get know who is lower n higher about their work n character…well let me show it to u..so then maybe u ll think first every time wen u talk about any caste n community..

        • cutie 6 years ago

          hanji what’s your problem reservation first of all see your open n big eyes what the fact is okh….
          The Almighty Brahmin! by Khushwant Singh
          Whatever be the sphere of curiosity – literary, scientific, bureaucratic, or whatever, the Brahmin remains the top dog. Before I give details, we should bear in mind that Brahmins form no more than 3.5% of the population of our country. My statistics come from a pen friend, Brother Stanny, of St. Anne’s Church of Dhule in Maharashtra.They hold as much as 70% of government jobs. In the senior echelons of the civil service from the rank of deputy secretaries upward, out of 500 there are 310 Brahmins, i.e. 63%. Of the 26 state chief secretaries, 19 are Brahmins; of the 27 Governors and Lt. Governors 13 are Brahmins; of the 16 Supreme Court Judges, 9 are Brahmins; of the 330 judges of High Courts, 166 are Brahmins; of 140 ambassadors, 58 are Brahmins; of the total 3,300 IAS officers, 76 [per cent?] are Brahmins. Of the 508 Lok Sabha members, 190 were Brahmins; of 244 in the Rajya Sabha, 89 are Brahmins.This 3.5% of Brahmin community of India holds between 36% to 63% of all the plum jobs available in the country.

        • cutie 6 years ago

          God doesn’t need Brahmin priest, god isn’t so narrow minded. god accept everyone. actually Brahmin priest needs god to make money.

        • cutie 6 years ago

          The brahmin community has been one of the dirty communities which has planned strategically to fool people in the name of god by generating the highest donations in the temple, doing business to fool and loot money in the name of puja, death, marriage, new home… For any occasion, there’s one puja. They charge very high prices and take away all the items after the puja. They have created prostitution in the name of devadasis. They suppress jobs and employment and welfare and equality are destroyed. they have destroyed the Indian medical system. They have killed Indian medical science like siddha vaidhyam and created ayurveda and carnatic music by destroying dravidian music. Even today they have the temples under their control. They say they don’t like untouchables, but they have always been sexually harassing low caste women.

        • cutie 6 years ago

          Hindu (body) four community: brahmin (head) kshatriya (arm) vaishya (belly) shudra (feet) All these four community called as hindu. We all are parts of one body. Without each part our body is not complete. If we lost one part of our body then we become handicap. The human body is the entire structure of a human being. Human Body is considered so loving that God even wants to have it. Spiritual Yogis have found that after going through the 84 millions species this souls get the most dignified human body. So it is the last step to explore the God or to get the view of almighty father god. We know that the soul never dies it takes birth again and again just like as we take new clothes to wear the soul as it takes new body and it is an infinite process. But the body what we get in next birth depend on our karma that has been cited in Gita by Lord Krishna to Arjuna. We all here to perform our duties. Our action makes our destiny and nothing else. The result is in the hand of supreme power. Karma is the seed of plant and if the seed is genuine it must be fruitful.

        • cutie 6 years ago

          Many a time, man has taken birth in high caste and low caste; but this does not make him great or low Having been born in high caste man thinks himself to be great and being born in low caste thinks himself to be low and pitiable; both of these states of mind are wrong because many times man has been born in high and low castes. Hence, one should not be proud of having been born in high caste and not feel low if born in low caste family.
          Greatness has nothing to do with high caste. Man becomes great because of his noble work, exemplary character and becomes loathsome because of his immorality and evil conduct. Thus, it is his conduct only that decides his greatness or lowliness. Who does not know that high family born Ravana, Kansa, Duryodhana and others are censurable; whereas Metarya muni, Harikeshi muni and others, though born in low family, are venerable.
          Then, what is the importance of high or low caste?

        • cutie 6 years ago

          We always talk about religion and castesim but in reality there is no any caste and religion. We all are same our blood are same.then why we believe in discrimination. God never created any caste they made simple human being.. Mentally sick people take the path of fundamentalism and spread casteism and communism. They suffer from inferiority complex and divide the society into “we” and “they”. They (belonging either to higher or lower ranked caste) have a fear in their heart that if they do not get a higher place for themselves in society, “other” people are going to exploit them and going to put them down.They don’t have believe on themselves and their own work. They have doubt own their capability. People with negative mindset suffer from inferiority complex and divide society into compartments like higher castes or lower castes.and can’t tolerate “others” progress or well-being. They cannot work hard and cannot tolerate anybody else’s achievements. These are the people with negative mindset who believe in ranking some belonging to higher castes and/or some to lower castes. They are coward and they are unable to protect themselves…

        • cutie 6 years ago

          Whole world think that India has many castes which are main reason of discrimination of people but its very very big misconception of caste system spread around the world to defame culture of India because it was the biggest systematically designed system for people from thousands of years. Now let me tell you what is meaning of varna and caste system in India and how its was started. In Ancient India there were two great saints, one was saint Bhrigu and other was saint Bhardwaj. They met to discuss how to structure a stable society for human being to live proper life, First they recognized the four sources which are:
          1. Knowledge 2. Weapons 3. Wealth 4. Land
          They decided to make system where nobody has more than one of that. These should not be in one hand, not even two should be in one hand. So those who has knowledge will not have wealth, will not have weapons and will not have lands. Those who will have weapons will rule the country but they will not make policy. They need to go to people having knowledge to seek their permission and advice. Those who are having wealth, their social status will be decided by the how much philanthropy they do not by their wealth. Those who has lands have to produce for the society. In fact none of these four category or “varna” was based on by birth.

  2. Baba Ji 7 years ago

    This is from todays newspaper.22 dalit students who scored ZERO in entrance test will get to engineering and agriculture courses!!!

    Despite blank papers, Andhra students admitted to colleges

    “They may have handed over blank papers but they have still qualified for admission into professional degree courses in Andhra Pradesh. Unbelievable, but true say officials.
    Twenty-two of 78 students who scored zero in the entrance test this year will get admission to engineering and agriculture courses as they belong to Scheduled Caste (SC) or Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities.
    Officials in the education department said that despite scoring zero in EAMCET (Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test), these students have qualified as they got the minimum 40 per cent marks in the qualifying Std XII exam. “

    • cutie 6 years ago

      kya muje tum log ek baat ka jawab de sakte ho ki abroad mein kyun marks or grade matter nhi rakhta hai sirf knowledge matter rakhti hai or work aap apni capability ke according hi krte not in india but in abroad..wahan jobs koi A,B,C grade pr nhi di jati hai jaisi interview hoti uske according di jati hai..or ek baat abroad mein bhi severage ka kaam hota hai roads pr se garbage uthane ka kaam hota hai wahan kyun nhi log discrimination jaisa kuch krte hai ki jo yeh kaam krta hai woh low hai jo church mein priest hai woh high hai..wahan char community kyun nhi hai bcoz unke paas aisa cheap sochne ka waqt nhi hai but india ke paas full on time hai iske liye..am i right?…soch ko badal doge toh sb acha hi hoga…society ko ek caste line mein devide krne wale bhi hum hi log hai sb ko hindu maan kr chale toh kya kbi reservation jaisa kuch system hota..now 21st century going on but ab bhi soh baar sochte ho inter caste marriage ke liye..hum kyun nhi samjhna chahte hai hum chote nhi ho jayenge agr hum caste se bahar nikal kr humanity ko dekhenge usko important denge..be true indian

    • cutie 6 years ago

      aur mein ek aisi ladki ko janti hun who got 50% marks in 12th n did ETT course n got government job n her whole family also doing government job her parents n in laws side okh…n she is rajput ok but her friend is sc n didnt get any government job n she did M.A,B.Ed n her score is 80%…she belong to middle class family n doing private job..she is not getting marry bcoz she dont ahve goverment job…n her friend is who are rajput already belong to very rich family but doing government job..actaully aisi bahut si general n sc cases par search kar chuki hun jayada goverment job jinko mil rahi hai woh bhi kam marks hote huye bhi woh general hi hai…kyun mil rahi hai bcoz woh hindu hai dear….wow…so good na now happy…aaj bol hin dun sabhi logo agr us waqt Dr.B.R.Ambedakar ji un logo ki help na krte jinko tum ghatiya log sc or lower bolte ho jo tumhare hi apne log hai..kya tum log kabi unko educate hone dete jobs lene dete sawal hi paida nhi hota ki kbi unko aage aane dete..unki education par hi ankush laga ke rakhte taki woh jobs tak na pahunch sake..how mean u are all n think so cheap..or apni puri life issi mein nikalna tum sabhi log okh yehi bahut hi acho or naik soch hai maro or bezat kro apne hi logo ko lekin yeh yaad rakhna kbi tum bhi paida hoge lower caste mein…iske liye mein pray krungi..agr reservation ne unko phir se uthne ka moka diya toh taqleef ho rahi hai…ek maa ke char bete ho or agr woh apne chothe bete ko apne se door rakhe teen beto ko educate kr de well settle kr de dsure ko servant bana kr rakh de toh kya woh achi maa sabit hogi..Answer is know..aaj government soch rahi hai toh taqleef ho rahi hai kyun…bandh kro reservation yeh bolna easy hai kbi yeh bola bandh kro castesim nhi kbi nhi bologe..aaj bhi agr reservation hai toh sirf isliye kyunki ja ke dekho villages mein or tribe area mein kitne log hope le ke baithe hai ki woh bhi duniya mein aayenge unke saath milenge ek honge..still condition is so bad…or high caste woh toh starting se hi rich rahe hai or aaj bhi hai rich..

    • cutie 4 years ago

      oh hello baba ji…….kon sa tera aisa baap baitha hai jo zero number walo ko aur woh bhi sc ko medical colleg mein admission n job bhi mil jati…..zara address to bata de coward n big lair…..now u listen i m not sc nt hindu bcs i believe in humanity understand..kattar hindu log……ab tum suno almora,aligarh,rohtak,lohiyakhas,govindnagar,Allahabad,gurgaon …aur bhi aise villages hai jahan pr mostly brahmin govt job pr kabza zama ke baithe hai zinki knowledge zero ke barabar hai n listen some made fake sc certificate to get govt job……india ka future tum logo ne hi andhere mein daal rakha hai aur gali jin logo ko tumhare ghatiya brahmino ne sc bana diya unko dete ho shame on u guys…..agr hindu religion four caste n category mein devided hi nahi hai then kyun bolte ho four caste hai brahmin hindu, kshatriya hindu, vaishya hindu,shudra arre yeh hindu thode hote hai yeh toh religion se bahar hai inko society accept nahi krti ..arre yeh toh koi aur hote hai..then drama hi bandh kro ki religion four caste mein deivided hai.. agr tum logo ke ghatiya chote dimaag aisa na krte toh kya reservation aati…..just think about it..aur kya bolte ho reservation ki wajah se india develop nhi bcs sc job kr kre india ko serve kr rahe hai future india ka spoil kr rahe hai..95% kattar brahmin n rajput vaishya hi job kr rahe hai yeh mein dawe ke saath bolti huuuuuu…….judge,lawyer, ceo,mla,dsp….all most badi post pr yehi mahan aatma baith ke india ke future kyu andhere ki aur le ke ja rahe hai….shame on u guys…21st century mein kb yeh bologe ki hum nahi jante kisi religion or caste ko hum humanity mein believe krte hai n we all r indian…first we r human being..abroad isliye developed hai bcs waha reservation nahi hai aisi choti soch ko chod do bcs abroad isliye developed hai woh high n low caste mein nahi jee rahe hai unki soch tum logo se better hai..tumhe kya lagta hai sirf ek reservation stop hone se india developed ho jayega….chalo yeh bhi krke dekh lena..then mein dawe ke saath bolti hu aur janwar paidha honge aur kattar hindu violence create krenge..tb inn kattar hindu logo ka asli chehra bhi dekh lena jo reservation ke chalte hi itna sb bakwaas kr rahe hai ..baar baar issi topic pr attack tb dekhna tum sbhi log kya hota hai..best of luck..

  3. sputnik 7 years ago

    Thanks for posting this Baba. I changed the title so that people who search for by name and episode can view this page.

    Previously the video would show up in uploaded videos but not play till the episode aired in US but now it does not even show up in uploaded videos.

    • cutie 6 years ago

      We always talk about religion and castesim but in reality there is no any caste and religion. We all are same our blood are same.then why we believe in discrimination. God never created any caste they made simple human being.. Mentally sick people take the path of fundamentalism and spread casteism and communism. They suffer from inferiority complex and divide the society into “we” and “they”. They (belonging either to higher or lower ranked caste) have a fear in their heart that if they do not get a higher place for themselves in society, “other” people are going to exploit them and going to put them down.They don’t have believe on themselves and their own work. They have doubt own their capability. People with negative mindset suffer from inferiority complex and divide society into compartments like higher castes or lower castes.and can’t tolerate “others” progress or well-being. They cannot work hard and cannot tolerate anybody else’s achievements. These are the people with negative mindset who believe in ranking some belonging to higher castes and/or some to lower castes. They are coward and they are unable to protect themselves…

  4. hithere 7 years ago

    I don’t think episode talked about opportunities..it talked about the discrimination ..how we treat..I agree in cities nobody cares..but in small towns and villages we still care about caste..

    Ps – agree with point of reservationand brain drain…I am not against it but it should be like 10-15%….50% is to much and is not going to go away as politicians are reaping benefit ..they are playing people against people..

    • Baba Ji 7 years ago

      hithere – i agree that in small town and villages this issue exists.In my own village,”chamars” are looked down upon but the situation is improving quite well now.

      But SMJ talked only about one side of the coin,What about the other?what about the big towns and cities? Is reservation not a discrimination against general category? The reservation system was supposed to be applicable till only 10 years (if i am not wrong) since the Constitution was written after which it was to be reviewed.But the politicians continued with it and worse.they kept increasing the quota % every time.

      • hithere 7 years ago

        I don’t think Aamir would touch anything against establishment…There would be too much noise..and show could be cancelled or someone would get court stay order..when a harmless song like..aaja nachle caused uproar because it implied sonars are better than mochis..reservation is a touchy issue..even well off people want to be included in list…

        • sputnik 7 years ago

          Agree. Aamir will not risk talking about any issue where there will be protests against him and his show. If he talked about reservations the Dalits and SC/ST castes will start protesting against him and his show.

          Even in the song Dhan Te Nan lyrics the word Teli was beeped.

          Even the movie Aarakshan started as a movie about reservations and then went into private tutions nonsense.

          • Baba Ji 7 years ago

            aarakshan was more or less a pointless film.neither dealt with the topic of reservation well nor the commercialisation of education.

          • cutie 6 years ago

            You all should be ashamed of yourself..one side you said India is a secularism country and the other side you do believe in discrimination by saying oh please Amir ji do something for reservation and stop that caste based reservation..WHY? tell me? By saying all that stupid things you all Indian oh sorry katar Hindu proved it you all still believe in castesim and living in high or low thinking..if you all katar Hindu never divided society in caste line then reservation will never ever be there at all..if this system is still going on just because of your madness and your discrimination..God made this world and made simple human being. God never made any caste and any religion.Do you know God belong to which caste and religion..No then stop believing castesim okh..people become high and low by their nature and character..so you all proved it who all are you?

      • cutie 6 years ago

        I dont know how to make understand indian people..sirf ek baat ka jawab do muje abroad mein koi high or low caste hai..bt india mein hai..kisne create ki apne aap se pucho..abroad mein jobs category ke bases pr nhi milti hai or na percentage ke bases pr or na hi addmission percentages pr hoti hai..sbko right hai educate hone ka..aisa india mein kyun nhi hai..there are lots of schools n colleges why not in india..apni soch badlo ek baar sbko ek hi nazar se dekho jaise abroad mein hai high or low hum apne behaivour n character se bante hai caste se nhi..sbko educate hone ka chance do sbko jobs do..bahut si jobs hum create kr sakte hai yeh govt ko krna chahiye agr woh corrupt na ho..kyun yeh condition rakhte ho ki jobs 50% or 60% ko milegi…zaruri nhi hai jiske marks kam hai uske paas knowledge kam hai ya woh ache se work nhi kr sakta hai or jiske marks high hai woh intelligent hai…yeh thinking hi galat hai jo koi bhi ho kbi kbi aisi situation paida hoti hai ki hum marks nhi le pate hai jyda bcoz kbi bimar ho jana financial problems hoti hai..family stress koi bhi reason ho sakte hai…or ek baat jitni jobs ki zarurat 70% wale ko hoti hai unti hi zarurat 50% wale ko bhi hoti hai.poor log bhi kbi 50% le lete hai toh kbi 70%..poor koi bhi ho sakta hai general bhi sc bhi but jayda poor tum log jante ho kon hai. general or sc ka jo jaal buna hai usko khatam kro sbhi hindu hai kuch intelligent hai kuch slow learner hai but we cant say they are not intelligent..time sb sikha deta hai..kuch log kehte hai jobs jo poor hai unko milni chahiye i agree with u…but yeh batao jo log sc certificate fake bana ke jobs le ke baithe hai jo real mein brahmin hai..jin logo ne hi yeh khel racha hai high or low ka…unke liye kitna mushkil hoga ek poor ka fake certificate bana lena or jobs le lena.. apke bhale ke liye keh rahi indian people chodo iss castesim ko..kuch nhi rakha hai sivaye stress ke or apna dimaag kharab krne ke..yeh socho aisa kya kre ki jayda se jayda jobs create kr sake govt ki…ek example deti hun..aap sbne satyamev jayate2 ka episodes dekha hoga police wala..24hour police wale jobs krte hai family ko time nhi de pate hai..ab agr hum jis chownki pr 10 logo ko police ki jobs pr 24 hour rakh rahe hai wohi hum agr 20 rakh de or shift 12 hour kr de isse sbko govt jobs bhi mil jayegi or police wale bhi apni family ko time de sakegi..plz solution hamare paas hi hai…bas soch badlne ki zarurat hai..

  5. Reddemon 7 years ago

    Who hav seen the original uncut ‘aarakshan’. the main plot abt reservation was not included in the movie due to which the story took a diff turn and so it lukd pointless… And sadly the director cudnt do nethng abt it..

    • hithere 7 years ago

      How long was that uncut movie? The cut version is 164 minute.

      I didn’t mind the movie and thought AB acted well which was against the multiplex view.

    • cutie 6 years ago

      Some stupid people living in India that’s why this country cant be develop anymore as the other countries are well developed. Bcoz indian people live in caste-ism and egoist by nature especially who belong to upper class which is created by themselves not created by God.God only created human being..He didnt put any human in high and low category..This cheap things only created by some mad people itself who live in India..and they be proud by called themselves hindu..I am also hindu but I feel bad when every person who proudly said they are hindu but their thinking is so narrow minded..now its depend on human what they want to become Devil or Angel..Nobody is lower and higher by caste or religion..they become high and low by their behavior..Reservation should be stop itself when you all leave this stupid casteism..Say no caste and no community..All are hindu who live in hindustaan understood..

  6. Reddemon 7 years ago

    Yup the movie is too long but if the orginal plot was to be included den oso the length wud hav been more or less similar coz few scenes wud hav been edited. AB has acted very well. He dnt hav the same screen presence which he had during his hay days but in terms of acting hez BAAP and this is provd by the movies which he has done in last decade(black, eklavya, cheeni kum, sarkar, paa BHTB etc.)

  7. sputnik 7 years ago

    Pritish Nandy article on SMJ – Thanks to Baba

    Does Satyamev Jayate work?

    For the past few weeks I have watched Aamir Khan on TV raising crucial social issues on his show. I like the way he does it though I know many who don’t. I know why they don’t. The flaws are obvious.

    To begin with, the show gives us the distinct (if somewhat false) impression that it intends to repair social ills. But as you keep watching it, you realise Aamir is a voyeur, not a reformist. He is not a voyeur like we journalists are. Journalists don’t just point out social ills. They campaign against them. They stick their neck out for what they believe in. Aamir does neither though he adopts the tone and demeanour of a journalist. He presents the problem and then steps back, expecting the political system to repair it. And that, as we all know, never happens. So the show is an escapist tear-jerker. It will not change the world around you. It does not even intend to.

    That makes it doubly frustrating. When someone points out what is wrong, you expect the person to set it right (which a leader can do, if he really wants to) or put so much pressure on the political system that it is forced to act (as a journalist tries to do, not always with much success). Satyamev Jayate attempts neither. Aamir sheds a few tears. So do we and then, next week, we move on to another problem, another tear jerking show, another catharsis. No one knows what to do with all these sad stories. If they had appeared in newspapers, people would have filed PILs or RTI queries to see how they could push the issue to a point where the Government is forced to act. For, as we all know, no Government works on its volition. Since Aamir is the interlocutor here, they expect him to do that.

    Movie stars may be larger than life on screen. But when it comes to taking on the political system, they have no clue how to do it. In fact, I doubt if they want to. In real life, unlike their imagined screen roles, they do not see politicians as enemies. They see them as peer group: People with power and money. Journalists, on the other hand, often put their life on the line chasing stories. I know because like many others I have faced countless court cases, harassment, intimidation, death threats. But we take it in our stride because we see it as our job. A movie star does not see exposing the truth as his job. His job is creating illusions. So while he may occasionally endorse a cause, he will be the first to step aside when things get rough. I don’t blame them. It’s not what they set out to do.

    That’s the fatal flaw of the show. Aamir does his best to beat it but it is not in his hands to do so. He has to go back to making movies and this, after all, for him is just another TV show. It is not his life. Yet by adopting the tone of a journalist, he makes it appear as if he is truly and deeply concerned with the issues he has raised. That is where the contradiction lies. And that is where Satyamev Jayate fails. It fails because Aamir cannot and will not see the issues through to a solution. He is a great guy but not a change agent. He is an actor, a role model, a charming claimant to the role of a journalist. But he neither has the will nor the persistence to bring about change. Nor does he have the time. This is, for him, a TV show. Not his life, nor the purpose of his existence.

    But yes, Satyamev Jayate will eventually bring about change simply because it happened. Everything we do leaves its impact, if not right then and there, at some later stage. That is why it’s important the show happened. It’s important Aamir saw it as a purpose albeit for a 13 week period. Now life has to pick it up. History has to assimilate it. You and I have to take it ahead. Aamir’s job will be over after the 13th week.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/people/Does-Satyamev-Jayate-work/articleshow/14804217.cms

    • aryan 7 years ago

      Brilliant article by Pritish Nandy each and every word is correct.
      Aamir neither has the will nor the persistence to bring about change.

  8. Baba Ji 7 years ago

    This news is related to SMJ episode 4 regarding healthcare industry.The department of pharmaceuticals has called the industry, health ministry and revenue department on July 18 to discuss the marketing practices to be enjoined upon drug-makers.

    Code to bar pharma industry from luring doctors with gifts

    The medical Council of India (MCI) in 2009 had come up with a mandatory code that barred doctors from advertising commercial products.

    http://www.mciindia.org/RulesandRegulations/CodeofMedicalEthicsRegulations2002.aspx

  9. sputnik 7 years ago

    Silence Eva Jayate

    This Sunday morning I received a call from a friend who alerted me to the tenth episode of Aamir Khan-anchored Satyamev Jayate since the focus was on caste and untouchability. I mumbled something about his spoiling my Sunday, but tuned in nevertheless. It began with Kaushal Panwar narrating her harrowing tale for about twenty minutes: from her childhood where she was forced to join her mother in cleaning shit to her pursuit of a PhD in Sanskrit. I was glad that the audience heard her say that the discrimination she had experienced in her school in a Haryana village was no different from what she faced in the enlightened campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi—where she continues to be denied a rightful job.

    Following Kaushal, we were allowed a glimpse into the life of Balwant Singh, author of the tract An Untouchable in the IAS. I noticed a shot of him looking up to a larger-than-life portrait of Dr B.R. Ambedkar in his Saharanhpur house, and realized that so far—30 minutes into the show—there had been no verbal mention of Ambedkar. Balwant Singh, among the first dalits to enter a career in civil service in post-independence India, had said in his interview that he was perhaps the first and only IAS officer ever to be demoted to the rank of tehsildar. That had been edited out. I intuitively felt the show was going to scrupulously avoid any mention of two key ideas—Reservation and Ambedkar. I was hoping to be proved wrong. I wasn’t.

    How did Kaushal Panwar do her BA, MA and PhD and land a job with Delhi University? What is it that facilitates access to hitherto-excluded spaces for dalits? What is the one policy that enables dalits to stop cleaning shit and reclaim their humanity? The one weapon that helps them get an education? Get a job? Reservation. And who made this policy possible? Ambedkar. But Aamir Khan wouldn’t mention the R and A words even once for fear of alienating his middle class audience, which as a friend perceptively said, is fed “bourgeois moralism of the most pathological sort,” on a programme where “the only solution turns out to be nothing more than emotional catharsis”.

    Not surprisingly, Khan would also not mention the fact that an atrocity is committed on a dalit every 18 minutes according to the National Crime Records Bureau. The penchant Khan and his research team showed for various laws and statistics in the first two episodes of SJ that I had seen—on prenatal sex determination and domestic violence—was nowhere on display here. Hence no mention of the Prevention of Atrocities Act of 1989 and its dismal failure to curb violence against dalits. No discussion of a case like Khairlanji, where, in 2006, the mother and daughter, Surekha Bhotmange and Priyanka Bhotmange, had not just been raped repeatedly but tortured in ghastly ways (stripped, paraded naked, with fact-finding reports saying bullock cart pokers were thrust into their vaginas, and that Priyanka was raped even after her death). An interview with Bhaiyalal Bhotmange, the sole survivor of the Khairlanji carnage, may have not fit into the preordained script.

    Then the show featured documentary filmmaker Stalin K. Padma and several clips from his three-hour film India Untouched. Again, the cherry-picked excerpts skirted any reference to A and R. In a cringe-worthy moment, Stalin even fawned on Khan and congratulated him for taking up the issue of untouchability on television 65 years after independence.

    This was followed by homilies from His Holiness, Justice (retired) C.S. Dharmadhikari, who in his self-introduction, pretending to denounce labels, paraded every label of privilege that adorned his CV—including the ‘blessings’ allegedly bestowed by Adi Sankara on his ancestors. This man could equally pompously announce his Deshastha Brahmanness as his apparent rejection of it. I would have given up right then but for the fact that I had spotted Bezwada Wilson in the audience, and I was waiting to see if this leader of the Safai Karamchari Andolan—a man who had pioneered the demolition of dry latrines across India—would salvage the morning. He too was asked to narrate his early life, and he too shed tears. As did Khan with practised ease.

    The next day I called Wilson and told him I was annoyed that even he did not bother to mention Ambedkar and Reservation. Wilson clarified that he indeed had. It had been edited out, as was his rant against the Supreme Court and Parliament—since both institutions had been dragging their feet on the issue of manual scavenging. Then he revealed something that shocked me. He said he had not been in the audience when Kaushal Panwar was being interviewed by Khan. I countered saying I had seen him ‘reacting’ to what Kaushal said on stage. “Even I saw myself in the audience and hence was shocked,” said Wilson. He said Kaushal had been interviewed in total isolation, in an empty studio. And yet on Sunday we saw, every once in a while, close-ups of fretful, anxious, pained and agonised faces of members of the studio audience as Kaushal was narrating her story. They even clapped on cue, like when Khan asked Kaushal her heroic father’s name. Clearly, all this had been manipulated and faked—with clever editing and splicing of shots.

    I checked with Kaushal if this was true. It was. I further found that Khan and his team had shot interviews with two members of the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry—its chairman Milind Kamble and key advisor Ashok Khade. They were informed just a week ahead of the 8 July telecast that their interviews wouldn’t be aired since they “did not fit in with the story”. In fact, when Chandra Bhan Prasad, mentor to DICCI and an exponent of ‘dalit capitalism’, watched the show with Kamble in Pune, they could not believe their eyes. Kamble’s interview with Khan had been shot with Dharmadhikari and Kamble seated next to each other on the studio couch; but Kamble had been weeded out. Prasad wondered if some ‘dirty trick editing’ made this possible. More likely, Dharmadhikari took a leaf out of Khan’s book and did not mind giving a ‘fresh take’ minus the unsuitable presence of Kamble. I also discovered that every participant on the show is forced to sign a ‘confidentiality agreement’ saying they will not speak about their participation—recorded many months ahead—in any social media.

    In his weekly column in The Hindu, Khan began his discourse with “Gandhiji’s struggle” for “those ostracized as untouchables”. Perhaps Khan and his ghostwriters did not ever hear about what young Bhimrao had to face right in Satara at age 10. After a few paragraphs extolling Gandhi, Khan mentions “Babasaheb Ambedkar” in passing, as someone who led the drafting of the Constitution. Since the bulk of SJ’s episode chose to focus on manual scavenging, and since Dharmadhikari and Khan chose to highlight Gandhi’s imagined role in the fight against this practice—an issue largely and sadly neglected even within the dalit movement—let us turn briefly to what Gandhi said about “the most honourable occupation”.

    Gandhi wrote in Harijan in 1934: “I call scavenging as one of the most honourable occupations to which mankind is called. I don’t consider it an unclean occupation by any means. That you have to handle dirt is true. But that every mother is doing and has to do. But nobody says a mother’s occupation is unclean.” In another essay entitled ‘The Ideal Bhangi’ in 1936 he wrote, “My ideal Bhangi would know the quality of night-soil and urine. He would keep a close watch on these and give a timely warning to the individual concerned. Thus he will give a timely notice of the results of his examination of the excreta. That presupposes a scientific knowledge of the requirements of his profession.” It is this stranglehold of Gandhism that has kept manual scavenging alive.

    Ambedkar held a view that was the exact opposite: “Under Hinduism scavenging was not a matter of choice, it was a matter of force. What does Gandhism do? It seeks to perpetuate this system by praising scavenging as the noblest service to society! What is the use of telling the scavenger that even a Brahmin is prepared to do scavenging when it is clear that according to Hindu Shastras and Hindu notions even if a Brahmin did scavenging he would never be subject to the disabilities of one who is a born scavenger?” Ambedkar argued that in India a man is not a scavenger because of his work, but because of his birth irrespective of whether he does scavenging or not.

    Khan and his team not only deviously censored any discussion of Ambedkar and Reservation, they seemed content to use the 1920s language of high-caste reformers. A friend chided me saying I shouldn’t expect Khan to be an activist. But surely my friend did not know how Khan manipulates and fools his audience—in the studio and outside—to nod and cry at moments he chooses. Wilson said, “In fact, during the shoot it was not I who actually began crying. Aamir Khan started to cry, so I was forced to cry along.” Khan obviously thinks we can flush away middle class shit with tears.

    http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?281646

    • cutie 6 years ago

      Reservation jb tak duniya hai tb tak rehni chahiye…bcoz still people believe in castesim.still have high or low caste bases discrimination..acha bhala india angrezo se azaadh hua tha tum ghatiyan logo ne society ko ek caste line mein devide kiya..na krte sbhi ko hindu maan kr chalte toh aaj yeh reservation jaisi koi problems hi na hoti..bada shonk chada tha na khudh high rank mein rakhne ka dusro ko low mein rakhna bina unki marzi jane bcoz us time unki conditions poor thi tumhare paas paisa tha toh tumne khudko high rank mein rakh liya bt kaam tumhare low standard se bhi ghatiyan hai..jitne bhi crime hote hai woh brahmin kshatriya jaise logo ka haath hota hai unka..ab bhagwadh gita ka example le lo jo brahmin kul mein janma means ravan aaj ke samaye mein woh raksh hi samjha jata hai or valmiki jo shudra the apni knowledge ke bal pr usne sabe uscha staan prapt kiya hai..kya hoti hai high or low caste or kya hai yeh brahmin kshtriya or vaishya or shudra..khudh hi sb create krke khudh hi sbko prblems mein daal diya..kya god ne yeh ghatiyan kaam kiya i m sure god apne logo ko kbi high or low mein nhi rakhega…us time kuch logo mein knowledge kya thi uska itna galat fayda utha liya u should be ashamed of yourself..we all are hindu..no one is brahmin, no one is kshtriya, no one is vaishya n no one is shudra understood..india mein jo rehta hai woh sbhi hindu hai sb pehle insaan ke roop mein aate hai..baadh mein tum hindu,muslim, sikh or christian ho..yeh char religion kafi nhi the..discrimination krne ke liye jo char or le ke aa gaye ho..first say no caste n no community we all are hindu..prove kro isko khatam kro isko sbko ek nazar se dekho..inter caste marriage krke iss ghatiyan thinking ko khatam kro..we all are human being then anything else..jo india mein hai woh indian hai okh..n let me tell u one think…kuch lower caste issi baato se dukhi ho ke abroad chale gaye or kuch religion hi change kr chuke hai..sabse kam population toh pure world mein hindu logo ki hai..bt i happy hindu sbhi khatam hi ho jaye acha hai atleast yeh ghatiyan castesim high or low ka system toh khatam hoga aise toh katar hindu kbi nhi sunenge kbi na manenge..kitni zindgiyan kharab kr chuke ho iss castesim ki wajah se hua hai…schi mein narak mein jaye sbhi hindu dil se badhdua deti hun..pure world mein muslim budhist or christian ki populations badti rahe..bcoz tum nhi samjhoge or na shudharne wale ho..

  10. Ritz 7 years ago

    Hopefully bio-toilets in all our trains in next few years.

    (Aamir mentions abt reservation in 3rd part; Further at 5:30 Milind Kamble talks about show not mentioning Ambedkar,Phule ..and also about reservation. )

  11. cutie 6 years ago

    All human-beings are equal in the eyes of God.The human-beings have only created the caste system.There are good and bad people in both high caste as well as low caste.
    Ultimately,what matters to God is, whether one is a good person or striving to become one, or not.

  12. cutie 6 years ago

    You all should be ashamed of yourself..one side you said India is a secularism country and the other side you do believe in discrimination by saying oh please Amir ji do something for reservation and stop that caste based reservation..WHY? tell me? By saying all that stupid things you all Indian oh sorry katar Hindu proved it you all still believe in castesim and living in high or low thinking..if you all katar Hindu never divided society in caste line then reservation will never ever be there at all..if this system is still going on just because of your madness and your discrimination..God made this world and made simple human being. God never made any caste and any religion.Do you know God belong to which caste and religion..No then stop believing castesim okh..people become high and low by their nature and character..so you all proved it who all are you?

  13. Anjanpur685Miles 6 years ago

    @Ipman and cutie

    Reservation is closely associated with untouchability/castism and it is not so easy to let go off both these things so easily. You both know it. Maybe you have anger in your heart against reservation. But in the process please dont make sweeping comments that it is reservation which has made our country backward – its the opposite – higher caste suppressing lower for centuries.

    • Ipman 6 years ago

      it is casteism that has made our country backward. you expect everyone to look lower caste equally . til that doesnt happen you think reservation is necessARY? i am reminded of a sarcastic line i wrote on the kejriwal thread

      “gujarat is so developed that people who value equality think discrimination should be used to create it”

  14. Anjanpur685Miles 6 years ago

    Let me take a simple example cutie and Ipman.

    Tell me one event in your personal life or if you know of any such in your relatives / neighbours – where a lower caste / dalit is allowed to do a Yagya/Holi Pooja. (I dont believe in rituals is another thing , but denying self-respect/ equality to person is not only about having same opportunities in job or education or money. It is much more than that).

    Untouchability exists in different forms and it is more about self respect for me when I see around. Till our society is ready to see them as equal in every aspect, we cant complain that we have crossed that era.

    • Ipman 6 years ago

      “denying self-respect/ equality to person is not only about having same opportunities in job or education or money. It is much more than that).”

      as long as charity seats are not being given in any field on the basis of caste, everything is fine.

    • cutie 6 years ago

      yes in our family u can see all four community even sikh, christian n Muslim girl n boy getting marry in our family..bcoz we are educated n dont believe in any religion caste just believe in one god n believe in human beings…if u getting perfect life partner out of ur caste n community but u r stupid if u dont see their education n inner beauty they have n if u see their caste n get marry to ur own caste n community that person who dont understand u n not perfect for u bt u chose her/him for u just for high caste then i dont think u r intelligent n u r nice human being..

  15. cutie 6 years ago

    yes true…To whom we called as dalit they r also hindu…if hindu religion has four community like brahmin, kshatriya,vaishya,shuudra..shudra means pure ( pure from soul n heart)..these four community come under only one religion which u known as hindu okh..no one is low n high bcoz A an great by deeds not by birth..n if u still fourth community called as chamaar n dalit then u automatically abusing yourself as hindu n hindu religion..understood..

    • Chaalu-Chaiwaala 6 years ago

      “no one is low n high bcoz A an great by deeds not by birth..n if u still fourth community called as chamaar n dalit then u automatically abusing yourself as hindu n hindu religion..understood..”

      Not understood. But trying to understand 😀

      • cutie 6 years ago

        then keep trying God ll surly help u wen u help ur own people i mean to say all human beings okh…only hindu mat samjh lena apne chote se dimaag mein..God bless u.

      • cutie 6 years ago

        Insaan apne guno se uncha uthta hai unche sthaan par baith jane se nahi..

      • cutie 6 years ago

        yes true…To whom we called as dalit they r also hindu…if hindu religion has four community like brahmin, kshatriya,vaishya,shuudra..shudra means pure ( pure from soul n heart)..these four community come under only one religion which u known as hindu okh..no one is low n high bcoz A man great by deeds not by birth..n if u still abuse fourth community called as chamaar n dalit then u automatically abusing yourself as hindu n hindu religion..understood..

      • cutie 5 years ago

        Always remember one thing in ur life when u abuse any lower caste by saying dalit n chamaar then u abusing yourself n ur own religion..bcoz if u accepted that hindu religion is one n hindu religion divided into four community like:brahmin,kshatriya,vaishya,shudra…shudra means pure (pure from soul n heart)..then let me remind u fourth community also come under hindu religion they are also hindu to whom u abuse as dalit n chamaar…so you are not abusing them but abusing yourself n your own religion too..

    • cutie 6 years ago

      A man is great by deeds not by birth..

  16. hithere 6 years ago

    Economic opportunities is a great level. If you are rich no one asks which caste do you belong to.
    The intent of reservation is not wrong (I disagree on extent) but like all policies the implementation leaves a lot to be desired. We have been independent for more than 6 decades. A child born at independence probably is a grandfather or grandmother. In 3 generations, if they are not able to get benefit from Govt. then something is wrong in implementation. To suggest lets keep the status quo without accountability will keep the communities like that. The more you believe you are normal average without complaining about shortcomings, better you become quickly. The attitude that I am victim and let other people help me is not going to alleviate your situation.

    • Chaalu-Chaiwaala 6 years ago

      Well its not the attitude as you mentioned in your last comment, but its more about treatment of how they are treated – the treatment maybe somewhat subtle now – but thats it.

      • cutie 5 years ago

        who divided society in caste line……only stupid and mentally sick hindu..first change your thinking that all people as a human being so the system ll be change itself understood..be like sindhi religion, make one religion and killed the bloody varan system n caste system…you ll b more happiest person in this world if you all mad hindu change ur narrow minded thinking about these caste n class…Because “I believe in recognizing every human being as a human being–neither white, black, brown, or red; and when you are dealing with humanity as a family there’s no question of integration or intermarriage. It’s just one human being marrying another human being or one human being living around and with another human being.”

      • cutie 5 years ago

        Whenever someone’s ask you about your caste then your answer should be to them is:I am a Brahmin in knowledge,I am kshatriya in valor,I am vaishya in business,I m shudra in service.In the end I am just sanatam dharmi hindu and nothing else….Then say you proud to be a hindu..can u tell me onething kya knowledge sirf brahmino ke paas hi hoti hai kshritya,vaishya,shudra or other religion duffer hote hai..or valor kya kshtriya hi hote hai jb log danger mein hote hai toh kya brahmin vaishya,shudra or other religion apni raksha nhi kr skta..or business sirf vaishya hi kr sakte hai kya brahmin kshtriya shudra business nhi kr skte..or shurda hi servant or labour kyun kre jb work ki zarurat hoti hai toh kya brahmin kshtriya vaishya servant ban jayenge toh unko muath aa jayegyi or other religion ko kaam ki zarurat hoti hai toh har chota bada kaam kr lete hai family ko palne ke liye…or who the hell we r yeh category banane wale…kisi ko uske religion caste se judge krne wale…or forcibly kisi ko work thopne wale…insaan wohi kaam krega jis mein uska interest ho or jo kaam krne ki capabilty uss mein ho….we r the one idiot katar hindu…killed the castesim before it killed u..

  17. cutie 6 years ago

    castesim khatam krne ke liye reservation khatam kro yeh bol dar tum logo ne apna dar or apni nafrat hi batai hai logo ki…jitni kal nafrat krte the lower logo ko aaj usse jayada krte ho bcoz tum log toh apno ko apnane se rahe toh agr kisi naik dil insaan ne i mean to say Dr.B.R.Ambedakr ji ne unki taqleef ko dekha samjha unko bhi duniya ke saath milana chaha toh bahut hi taqleef ho rahi hai…castesim khatam krne ke liye reservation pr attack mat kro khatam hi krna hai toh apni barso purani soch ko kro okh or yeh tbhi khatam hogi jb log inter caste marriages ko jayada se jayada support krenge..but tum logo se kya accept kru…jo khudh hi ache logo ko marne mein apna yogdaan dete ho…jo insaan tumhara hi bhala soch raha hai usko hi gali dete ho unko hi marva dete ho like Nehru Gandhi,Indira Gandhi,Rajiv Gandhi..bhagwaan ne sbko ankeihn,kaan,muh or dimaag diya hai fir khudh apna decision kyun nhi le sakte ho jo sahi hai usko kyun nhi accept krte ho or baar baar galat ka hi kyun saath dete ho…again i ll say jinko dalit bol kr gali de rahe ho woh gali tumhe hi wapis padti hai bcoz if u accept this varn system that hindu religion has four community like:brahmin,kshtriya,vaishya,shudra means pure( pure from soul n heart) then this fourth communit also come under religion hindu..they are also hindu then what is high n low int his yeh sirf ghatiya soch hai high or low apne karam se bante hai log okh..

  18. cutie 6 years ago

    If i treated you the way you treated me you would hate me….so jitna khudh ko hum insaan samjhte hai utna dusro ko bhi samjhna chahiye..

  19. cutie 5 years ago

    All Hindu communities in the country follow the varnashram system of Aryans and have divided the society in four castes – Kshatryas, Brahmins, Vaishyas and Shudras. Sindhis do not have such division in their society. They never followed a rigid caste system. That is why Sindhis are considered to be only businessmen. All members of the society inter-mingle with one another without any consideration of four castes of Aryans. There are no untouchables in Sindhis…..These religion and caste set up by mad and stupid people to control others not by god…who are still mentally sick they are following this castesim blindly..i must say be like all sindhi..leave these castesim and make only one hindu religion like sindhi religion dont create any caste,community and class…bcs its only give you tension and create problems for your own self..

  20. cutie 5 years ago

    oh god in india katar hindu n brahmin wont b ever understand n wanna understand…everytime when somebody talk abt castesim n want to finish this studity from katar hindu mind n from india…then always katar hindu people trying to twist the topic by saying this when reservation ll stop then castesim ll stop….why?….why u putting here condition n who hell r who to put the condition on here….by saying this u proved it u wont wish to live life happily…u dont wanna edn this stupdity…caste caste all that madness…….if u want good for ur india n indian people then u all katar hindu going to finish this studity now…bcs its called madness….n by the way if reservation is still going on bcs of u all katar hindu…bcs u still dont wanna accept this thing that sc are also hindu…they r the part of hindu religion like all brahmin,kshtriya,vaishya then why u separate shudra from hindu religion…..reservation ll stop then when u madness ll b end..when reservation stop then castesim ll b stop by all saying that u proved it ur stupidity.. all katar hindu still believe in this madness…oh god dont stop reservation…no never….then others people ll see ur actual face oh god u all r mad yar…no one can make u understand not even god…first change ur thinking n madness then system ll change itself…..live ur life happily n let other live happily….be like foreigner okh…..there are also people who clean the road n do garbage work bt they dont called their own people who they doing this work bcs they belong to lower caste we do good job bcs we r belong to high caste…bullshit..

  21. sputnik 5 years ago

    @cutie,

    I think you said what you wanted to say. I don’t understand the point of you repeating similar comments over and over. It seems like you are either trolling or talking to yourself coz no one is engaged in a debate with you. Please stop or I will have to mark your comments as spam.

  22. cutie 5 years ago

    people cnt reply on my comment bcs what i m talking about n saying all is truth….bcs truth is bitter….n this thing u know very well…

    “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

    Be a nice human being is important not to have a good or high religion and caste.We need to work towards uniting the nation instead of splitting it. Work towards a society in which there will be no lower castes and no upper castes. We need to respect the way people live instead of looking at where they were born.

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