Brexit: Causes and Possible Impact on India

It was another usual hot summer day in Jaipur. I was sitting before the TV with a cup of my favourite green tea when the news of Brexit- Britain leaving EU –started pouring in. I was not at all amused. It was on predictable lines and I had already spoken about it a few days ago to my audience. But the big question is – Why the English voted for the exit?

Why Britain voted for the exit?

There are basically three reasons that may have forced the Britons to take this decision:

  • The anger of the British people against the immigration from Syria
  • The economic slowdown in England due to globalization
  • Their anger against the loss of control of the British people over their own nation

But it is also important to keep in mind that Scotland and North Ireland have voted for the ‘remain’ which means that sooner or later Britain is destined for a split. I am really amused with this thought because it reminds me of Winston Churchill who tried his level best to divide India but could not. Now Britain is on the same course. History not only repeats itself but sometimes takes revenge also. Really amusing!

Who is the winner?

At this point of time I would not like to speculate whether Britain is winner or not because it will depend on how they negotiate their exit and how they manage their country after the exit. But it would have been better if they stayed with EU because ‘divided we fall, united we stand’. With EU they had lot of clout in trade negotiations. After the exit the small economy of Britain may lose that competitive edge. Today, no one wants to support a weak economy.

Vladimir Putin is a clear winner

After successful Syria mission, where unlike US and its NATO allies he achieved most of his goals and withdrew back within 6 months, he has established himself as a decisive world leader. Obama and his NATO allies are still struggling with IS. If Syria is his reply to NATO then Brexit is his answer to EU. To appreciate my point you will have to dwell deep into history. Remember the Warsaw Pact (9 years after World War II) which was the response to NATO (formed in 1949). It was a defense organization of Soviet Union and 9 other nations of Europe. This organization was disbanded in 1989 (officially in 1991) after which we also saw the disintegration of USSR (in December 1991). The countries like Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungry and Poland all joined NATO leaving Russia alone. When Putin took reins of Russia from Boris Yeltsin he first concentrated on strengthening his country and then at the most suitable opportunity taught lessons to both NATO and the European countries. It is a sweet music to him and to all Russians. The entire ‘split EU operation’ was highly covert. Putin did not speak even a single word about Brexit. Here is a lesson for Indians too- Invest in a decisive and powerful leader.

For some Trump is also a winner. But to me Trump has only proved that he can grasp the pulse of the people pretty well unlike Obama and Clinton who could not anticipate this in spite of being in power. This may prove costly to Clinton in the coming US elections.

Impact of Brexit on India

Like a true Indian my answer is – very little immediate effect. As of now they sell only products worth $460 billion. The top products are machines, precious metals, gems, engines and pumps, Pharma products, aircrafts, organic chemicals and plastic etc. I do not think they have any competitive advantage in these products. The only area in which Britain excels is financial services. Bankers will now move to other European countries, Dubai or Singapore. This will also not have any phenomenon effect on India. The only impact I see is in the long run when the anti immigrants sentiments among Britons will be strong and more stringent laws are likely to be passed. So NRIs beware.

 

 

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My Idea of Astrology

As a student of astrology I am often asked whether the astrological readings are accurate and whether they can be relied upon. My reply is often simple. Astrological reading is both a science and art. Readings are correct till astrology is used only as a science. The moment an astrologer mixes art and psychology with it astrological readings become useless and often self afflicting. Unfortunately, today most of the astrologers are guided by the instincts of becoming famous or by monetary gains and therefore their readings are more aimed to please the client than to bring the real truth.

One of my friends having some personal problems too often prefers to visit the astrologers for seeking their advice and opinions in spite of my strict ‘No’ and every time he comes back he is filled with more negative thoughts. As per law of attraction of Mother Nature, negative thoughts bring in more negative events, circumstances and persons in his life. Positive thoughts are absent and so are good results and people, complicating his problems. Yesterday, he also took me with him to a so called renowned astrologer for getting the astrological readings about the person with whom he is having the problem. The subject is a young male. The astrologer asked some basic questions about the problem and about the person concerned which we replied, little knowing that our answers will be used by him during readings.   This is an example, how astrologers twist the things for their benefit by the use of art and psychology.

The subject is a male. His Kundli is of Kark Lagan with Guru in the Lagna. I should make it clear that Guru in Kark Rashi is in exalted state (i.e.Uchch ka) and therefore becomes more Benefic. The lord of Kark is Moon and is in the Eight House along with Ketu. Here it should also be kept in mind that that Lagnadhipati (in this case Moon) is always beneficial for the subject. Even if it is posted along with some malefic plants it mitigates their bad effects. The Moon is looking at the Second House with ‘Seventh Drishti’. In the Second House, Shani and Rahu are posted. Makar, the Rashi of Shani is in the Seventh House. Another Rashi of Shani, Kumbh is in the Eighth House. Then what should be the analysis of this Kundali?

Lagna:

“ कर्क लग्ने समुत्पन्नो भोगी धर्म जन प्रिय

मिष्ठानपान संयुक्ते सुभग सुजन प्रिय”

This sholka means that the subjects born in Kark Lagna are more inclined towards worldly affairs (Bhogi which is opposite of Yogi), respected by religious people. They are fond of eating sweets, are graceful and good looking (Subhag) and loved (Priy) by people(Sujan). So, overall the subject is a good person but highly emotional and having swinging moods (due to effect of moon). But our gentleman astrologer distorted this shloka to tell all negative things about the subject even disregarding the basic astrological fact that Exalted Guru is in Lagna as a Kendradhipati. This was because he used his psychological instincts to tell what we wanted to hear and not what was correct as per astrological science.

Moon (In the Eight House):

Eighth House tells about longevity, sorrows, disease, obstacles etc. This house is considered best when there are no Grahas in this house. With Ketu and Moon in Kumbh Rasi (Rashi Of Shani) in this house and due to the effect of some other planets (not discussed in this article) in the Kundli it can be easily predicted that the person will suffer from the diseases of throat, urinary troubles and certain degree of depression. But I have said earlier that because Lagnadhipati Moon is in this house, all the troubles will be mitigated. From my experience I have found and as per astrological basics Lagnadhipati never causes harm to the subject and even pacifies other grahas – no matter where it is situated. But our learned astrologer forgot all this to tell the maximum negative things he could tell.

Analysis of the Second House:

The Second House tells us about our family life, our liquid assets etc. and is very important house. If we analyze this house with reference to the Seventh House certain things become clear. The subject is under the Antardasha of Rahu in the Mahadasha of Shani. Shani is the lord of Makar Rashi that is in the Seventh House. This is creating the problems in the marriage and family life. Due to the  planets and Rasis in Eighth House, Seventh House and Second House it can be safely concluded that due to Shani and Rahu his family life is disturbed at present and his financial position is also not good. This will require the following:

  1. Rahu Puja (Done)
  2. Shani Upchaar (Done)
  3. Pritra Dosh Niwaran (Already been done in Gaya)

There is no Kal Sarp Dosh in the Kundli as told by the learned Astrologer because Guru is out of the gambit of Rahu and Ketu. There is nothing like Anshik Kal Sarp Yog in Astrology Texts.

 Another important point for the reference of the readers is that the spouse of the subject is having some Mangal Dosh and is under the Antardasha of Budh (which is in the Seventh House in conjunction of Shani) in the Mahadasha of Ketu. The mind of the spouse is therefore fickle (Asthir and changing). Upchar of Ketu and Budh are absolutely must for the spouse for regaining the marriage bliss. May God come to Help!!!

 From the above detailed analysis it is clear that we should not let ourselves be fooled by astrologers who may exploit your situation for their own selfish ends. Act prudently. The best thing is to be positive and hopeful always. Throw out all the negative thoughts. When Paradise is Lost it is also regained. When Night comes Day is bound to come. Always believe in God. He can do no harm.

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A Good Manager

“This is a powerful message in our modern society. We seemed to have lost our bearing & our sense of direction.”

One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.

He passed the first interview, the director did the last interview, made the last decision.

The director discovered from the CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score.

The director asked, “Did you obtain any scholarships in school?” the youth answered “none”.

The director asked, ” Was it your father who paid for your school fees?” The youth answered, “My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.

The director asked, ” Where did your mother work?” The youth answered, “My mother worked as clothes cleaner. The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

The director asked, ” Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?” The youth answered, “Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.

The director said, “I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.*

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the kid.

The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.

This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.

After finishing the cleaning of his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, asked: ” Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?”

The youth answered, ” I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes’

The Director asked, ” please tell me your feelings.”

The youth said, Number 1, I know now what is appreciation. Without my mother, there would not the successful me today. Number 2, by working together and helping my mother, only I now realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done. Number 3, I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationship.

The director said, ” This is what I am looking for to be my manager.
I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.

Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The company’s performance improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop “entitlement mentality” and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent’s efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. For this kind of people, who may be good academically, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement. He will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying the kid instead?*

You can let your kid live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your kid learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done.

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