The question that has those ‘oppressed’,  by the recent ban on Rs.1000 & Rs.500 promissory notes excited, is basically – How far will this ‘Drive to Root Out Black Money’ go?

Two counter questions answer this eloquently –

1.  Hasn’t Narendra Modi  staked his entire political career & that of the BJP and it’s leaders by this move?

2. Can he roll it back?

The answers are obvious. Economy and commerce basically run on exchanges – from ‘Barter’ to ‘Promissory Notes’.

Are there any other  exchanges? – Yes many. As many as innovation and guile create! Both tangible and intangible.

Taking on any illegal tender is like taking on an entire system that runs at the very foundation of a country’s economy and commerce.

Reversals will result only in catastrophe for the initiator as well as for the country.

Hence, the recalling and declaring the two promissory notes illegal is only the start of a long drawn war that will need to be sustained with as much enthusiasm as it has begun.

Any roll back will raise fingers and the motives questioned, dropping the whole exercise into the usual banal allegations of graft & benefits to those close to power.

No political party that has come to power after 10 years and hopes to remain the tallest political entity, can afford to retreat from the Juggernaut that it has initiated without being destroyed itself.

The timing of the ‘Demonetisation Move’ itself gives a clear indication, that before the next elections in 2017 onwards, results of this demonetisation drive are to be used to convince the common man in the country about the intent of the BJP-NDA combined Government.

Obviously, other tenders such as Property, Land, Farming, Water, Every Industry, Bullion, Stock Exchange Burgeons & Shrivels, Hawala, Matka, Angadia, Cricket & other forms of Betting, Movies, Co-operative Banks and Lending Agencies, Media, Judiciary & Judgements and every other innovation to side step the tax-man and legal economy & commerce, will now have to be addressed, to convince the common man on the ground that the intent of the Government is good and to generate the ground swell that will assist the campaign against all forms of “Illegal Tender”, tangible or otherwise.

It is a long drawn overhaul of the system and cannot be rolled back by anyone except those who foolishly believe that they can still continue to ‘Fool’ the common people in the street and have misjudged their anger, helplessness and the power.

Any one standing against this move, can only have their motives & integrity (All that the common man really ascribes to a politician) questioned. The Bihar CM Mr.Nitish Kumar has shown that intellect and wisdom while other political parties are still counting their ill-be-gotten-soon-expiring-promissory-notes buying time and trying to be eloquent to their constituencies about their lost arguments.

This Juggernaut is just starting.

The sequencing, timing as well as the durations of each move will be interesting.

Discerning “Intangible Innovative Black Money Creation Methods” will in itself be a challenge and I’m sure the Government is working on it.

How clean are the conductors, will be an intense debate leaving no rooms for even oversights, leave alone being participatory in any illegal tender. In fact the opposition will be noting every move and their own investigations would have already started to target the Government and its drivers once they are out of power, which does not seem any closer at this point of time. The BJP-NDA would have warned its members about the unceremonious drop from grace and legality they will face in case they are caught out of tune of this steam-rolling barrage that has begun.

This is the most interesting story being followed across the Globe, across the divide of the tangible and the intangible illegal tenders. Every one is waiting to learn more about the positives and the negatives of this monumental sweep.

 Yes, this is a fantastic story and is set to be a landmark in history!


PM’s Office & Narendra Modi – The Integrity & The Enigma.

• I just love the man- Narendra Modi, because of his abilities & integrity.

• All else about him is tried, tested & wrought in political fire – his personal history is very unique & very special.

• Yet I refuse to be blinded.

•What compulsions of an office, let a alone a PM’s Office, makes one do in the official appointment’s best interests, as perceived by the incumbent, is never known till those moments are long past & history writers emerge from the shadows, they were cowering under when the fires were burning, to start analysing and pronouncing on all that, which alone will decide the incumbent’s legacy long after he’s gone.

• That moment for Modi is not even on the horizon. The only critique we hear in the media is the groaning complaining noises of a collapsing edifice of the Congress, long past its glory & cancerous to the Nation and itself.

• On the other hand, the ills of the Nehru-Era are tumbling out of every closet, but only after an absolute veneration of 60 & more years of being the toast of every thing connected with Indian independence & development from pre-independence times up to 2014.

•Surely the “Nehruvian” exposures needed some effort on the part of all those who are uncovering them, today.

• The intent to decimate the opposition once for all is not difficult to decipher, however isn’t the time, money & effort spent on excavating Nehru, going a bit too far now?

• Why is such a costly crutch required to promote and maintain Modi at the PMO, remains unanswered because neither does Modi need it nor is it assisting him to convert larger numbers of Congress men to his fold.

• Lets face it whatever ills Nehru did or not, he was at a place in time that he simply had to do a lot of good too, that cannot be dispelled by sheer rhetoric and perverted media formulations.

• Modi too has arrived at a similar point and place on Indian timeline! – Times when India needs major changes.

• However, today is only ‘a-step-up’ built on all previous stoic solid steps with maybe greater epic civilisations providing foundation deeper beneath; But India is not a make believe beleaguered castle that just floated by in the air for BJP to save.

• The good, the bad and the ugly have all contributed to its level today.

• How good each step was is known only by the support it provides to the ‘N’th step ahead that gives a bird’s eye view, not earlier.

• Hence comparisons are weapons being used because it suits the present wave that itself will be put to such scrutiny & judged much later in time.

• Why did Nehruvian exposition not happen immediately after Independence? This is “explained” by both sides in two very different versions today, especially easier in retrospect.

• Hence the constant ‘hate-Congress’ static we hear in the media raises questions about itself & its necessity.

• Such hate campaigns appear to yelling ‘Help-Modi’ to continue as PM!

• I don’t think, Modi needs such pulling down of poster boys of Indian history now! It’s sullying the Modi’s benevolence & maturity to absorb an adolescent & awkward past!

• Pre-2014, the break-in period for Modi was very different. Then Modi was being introduced, now he’s to consolidate the new and the left overs.

• Pre-2014 electioneering rhetoric is now actually abusing the abusers.

• However, I really pray that as usual history does not repeat itself one way or another, when this triumphant BJP in the near future will start looking like a beleaguered Congress of today if it does not redirect all these funds, energy, innovative thoughts etc to Nation building rather than build new catchy rhetoric, irrespective of what trolls would say.

• The PMO India, is the most dynamic Office in the World today simply because India is neither here nor there, in most of the issues of administration, policy, strategy, all affairs of the home, foreign, economy, commerce, et-al that will convert India to a greater country in today’s World, than the limited World Ram chose for his Lilas, in the physical form.

• Our shifts from a USSR backed modelling to the Western backed one, with all the resources, technology, markets & potential economy, while wanting to have a friendly foot across the Himalayan divide too, also make the PMO’s Office one of the most happening places in the World.

• A very envious time for a leader wanting to leave a mark in not just Indian antiquity but in the World history too.

• We in India cannot afford to loose this opportunity to cleanse ourselves – our systems, our ethos, our perceptions of ourselves, et-al off the existing structures & mind-sets.

• Despite the above there’s a very big danger!

• Are we seeing a similar blind emotional wave carrying Modi’s BJP today, that carried & kept a Nehruvian Congress at the helm for 60 plus years with all the fallacies we are being told about today?!

• Political manoeuvrings meander far & near the truth only for convenience.

• Therefore, with politicians, I prefer to be very careful, ultra watchful until the very last moment, I therefore prefer to listen to all sides & as many views as I can.

• Democracy levies that responsibility on me and no one who wishes to partake of democratic freedom can afford to ignore it unless s/he chooses to remain blind for whatever reason.

• The more critical views do not seem to bother Modi or his following, much; but I simply love to know more about them, because if wrong they will cement my support to him even more than the fact that I consider him to be the very & the only best there is today! Else the obtuse will educate me for the better.

• However, to close my eyes to the critical and give him a blind and emotional clean chit for the next 5 or 10 years or more in the Centre, even if there’s no choice?- Not yet or so fast, Sir!

• We just haven’t arrived at that point, yet that we can even start judging Modi.

• I will take every day as it comes and give him & his team, daily reports only for every day he remains in power, as rationally as possible before passing any ‘total’ judgement on him.

• I can never provide him or any other politician an emotional carté-blanché.

• My training as a Defence Officer and experiences in cleaning the left overs of all seducers of opportunity & power, across political alignments of BJP, Congress, TMC, NCP, et-al, do not allow me the freedom to allow any of these power-brokers a puritan halo.

Some perspectives:

– My Opinion?
Yes, Modi is by very far the most promising political leader I have seen in 60 years.

Is he squeaky clean?
Seems so. He couldn’t have dealt with corruption & the corrupted as he does, otherwise.

Will he remain so?
Only he can say and the rest can only speculate.

-Am I ready to speculate?
No I should not, as no one else should in a democracy.

Any reasons & examples for the caution?
Yes, the OROP for starters.

Why is he not able to do what he had promised during elections?
Modi’s compulsions may exactly be, what may have happened to Nehru’s promises before & after Independence, sitting in India’s Chief Executive’s Office and dealing with priorities, of the pressures, of the office!

-Highly raised expectations, low resources, a very leaky administration and just too many to please.

Should we support Modi?
Definitely, India has never come so close to self-audit, self-critique or promised itself so many changes even at the cost of self-inflicted pains like GST & what have you!

• We must support this wonderful process with the hope that it has been set rolling by Modi and is only awaiting more momentum!

• Support it with all our hearts and spirits and resources and endeavours; But keep your ears to the ground, and eyes peeled.


•Memories are emotional snapshots of the past but rarely a clear assessment of the complete, that was.

(Painting Credits with Thanks to Joshua Flint)

• They are referral repositories & maps created from life’s uncharted experiences & journey for individual security & emotional comfort, hence subjective.

(Painting Credits with Thanks to Joshua Flint)

• Integration of snapshot memoirs with past & present realities rationally, alone makes a picture of a lifetime complete & relevant to its present & future, beyond the instant emotional comfort it provides.

(Painting Credit with Thanks to

• Acceptance of the stark synthesis of a lifespan worth of memoirs with the entirety of realities objectively, alone makes for an evolutionary transformation of the spirit, empowering it deeply, beyond what it ever was – Dilip

(Painting Credits with Thanks to: Lia Meliá)

• Please leave a comment and a like if it provides a perspective. 😊🙏


•Beliefs are always acquired mental anchorages for psychological comfort & are at best inflexible supports or at worst fuzy ideas of how the World should be or conditionally gyrating everything to a single point of view; but they are always debatable & never the original – ‘by birth’ attributes.
• A belief held by someone may not always be true for another person.
• Beliefs provide comfort in a life we create for ourselves.
•Everyone lives their own lives with different beliefs or none at all.
• Each is right and has the freedom to live an individual life.
•Neither can one live others lives nor can one debate another’s belief.
•A point of view from a single belief may lead some to pronounce judgements that suit their mind sets & provide comfort from that perspective.
•The truth for others may stem from other beliefs & find pronounced judgements silly, offensive or plain stuck up.
•The World, lives of people, circumstances & times, are dynamic & continuously evolving to adapt to the immediate or sustained requirements of the new ever changing dynamic in their own individual little universes.
•For example, a belief that necessarily made banging of feet on a tarmaced drill square in a weird manner an achievement, may change to an arthritic belief in later years!
•The only attribute nature built in to the DNA of all species at birth is of symbiotic existance & tools for that are love, understanding, acceptance of the other as they be with their attendant failings at various instants of their lives.
• Sometimes our own need for our own gratification in our own way, overrides the understanding that others too hold their beliefs in their own ways. Thus we ride roughshod, sargent-major style, on acceptance, understanding, love & attributes for symbiotic living.
• Isolation may not be a natural option, coexistence is in many ways a necessity. Symbiosis happens by going back to the DNA, not by species snipping and whipping each other because their very own beliefs have been violated.
– Dilip

Live & let live, happily in contentment.
Help where you can.

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Happy Life

” When the heart is pure, the mind is blissful, clarity prevails, the obvious is done & stated without animosity or fear.

On the flip, a single unresolved hidden skeleton, a needling feeling or memory, may force the best thoughts & advice to sound like Greek with or without punctuations!

The slate of the mind and the pump in the heart, are always our own to wipe & pace at will, with exercises called forgiveness to the self, brotherhood to all-around, acceptance of everyone as they are and just pure gratitude for just being.

We have to however raise ourselves a bit, for that in more ways than just material.”

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Life & Destiny

All existence, wether raging torrents or gentle gurgles of merriment, runs individual courses meandering across lifespans to its ultimate fulfillment, that destiny always, is.

The dynamic alone is its life, neither did it exist as such before, nor will, after.

Each moment is unique & incomparable to its own, very next.

Other lifelines may walk or float along, some may even dive in or adventurers attempt to block it too, but the momentum of destiny of every existence, always runs its full course, in its own suitable meanderings & time frames, subtlety or torrentially.

Existence is the merriment of the surface ripples, waves & swirling whirlpools, as well as the strong eddies & heaving currents scraping, pushing, sculpting the deep bottom of the, very core!

The thrill of existence is its dynamic uncharted flow.. Go with that… Enjoy it, that’s all we have.


(Pictures & Painting Credits to the Fantastic Photographers, Publishers and Painters, with gratitude)

Have a great day ahead!

Good Morning Everyone

(Pardon & correct the typos.)

Coaching ‘Aging’

As life catches up, perceptions of “change” change.
With age, beauty & sublimity of life sucks us into a bliss that’s written in wrinkles, longer comfortable silences & deepening eyes, seeing more divinity within everyone & everything, beyond the fading facades believed youthfully to be necessary for Worldly ways by the restless stages of life. These crutches of youthful insecurities too fade to be replaced by just plain gratitude for all that was & is.
Yes, time is the ultimate trainer & coach while, acceptance by the ‘coachee’ alone, the remission.

– Colonel Dilip Sharma

– Executive and Life Coach


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Of Husbands-Wives, The Tango & The Tussle

Between the stories of masters & their pecked-at-slaves, is a resurgent but a beautiful natural emotional World of love, care, procreation, responsibility, accountability, even while striving for building individual independent identities, achievements & soulful satiation!

This is also the natural order of the cosmos as seen in the nature surrounding us too, be it amongst microorganisms, the living seed-parent plants or fledgling-mature multi or monogamous animals, or the unemotional centrifugal & centripetal forces pulling both ways & yet maintaining the awesome momentary delicate balanced spectacle in the tango between galaxies, eclipsis, dancing or crashing entities, we sometimes see in space & in the non-living World!

Yes, every Couple has a World to themselves as well as to make the best of, build & hold wonderful memories, stories to inspire, educate their & our future societies, colonies, from beneath our feet to the horizons of space!

As humans we are just a mere set of entities endowed with lot of emotions to create and shape our participatory Universe, amongst uncountable more out there, yet unknown to us.

Let’s take ourselves a little more lightly! -Dilip

(Inspired by Ms Leena Pranjpe)