Mr.Natwarlal-The Great ConMan of India

Most of us have watched the movie Mr.Natwarlal starring Amitabh Bachchan which was released in the year 1979 and the movie was inspired named after The Real Natwarlal of India..Any Guesses about whom I am talking here…

Let me introduce him–

Name-Mithilesh Kumar Srivastava
Born-1912
Death-1996/2009
Birthplace- Bangra Village,Siwan,Bihar
Profession-Lawyer/Conman

Mithilesh Kumar Srivastava aka Natwarlal

Mithilesh Kumar Srivastava aka Natwarlal

He was a master of disguises,used more than 50 aliases and used novel ideas to cheat and was master in forging signatures of famous personalities.His cheated list include Birlas and Dhirubhai Ambani and he cheated them by posing as Social Worker,He even cheated many shop-owners lakhs of rupees,paying them by cheque or demand drafts which were usually forged.

But the most notable events in his conman career was selling repeatedly the Taj Mahal thrice, the Red Fort twice, and the Rashtrapati Bhavan and also the Parliament House of India along with its 545 sitting members once respectively.Can you guys believe that,Someone selling these monuments in Real Life–He was a Living Legend and I will not be wrong to call him a Legend after his death.

He was arrested several times and each time he just con the Police and The Police were left with no idea where he vanish.According to reports he was last seen on 24th June 1996 while he was being transported from prison to hospital for treatment.He vanished from custody that day at the New Delhi Railway station when he was being taken on a wheelchair from Kanpur to AIIMS for treatment. He was 84 of age at that time.

He was so pro in his act that his exploits were often compared with Frank Abagnaleand Victor Lustig.Victor Lustig is better known as “The Man who sold Eiffel Tower Twice” and
Frank Abagnale became notorious for impersonating a pilot, a doctor, and a laywer while in his early 20s.Abagnale’s life story provided the inspiration for the feature film “Catch Me If You Can”

Back to Natwarlal–He also has a mysterious death,while his lawyer says that he died on 25th July 2009 at the age of 97,however, Natwarlal’s brother, Ganga Prasad Srivastava, subsequently claimed to have cremated him in 1996.He was in the wanted list with over a 100 cases in 8 States. He had been sentenced to a massive 113 years in jail by various courts and had made eight daring escapes,each time from a different jail.

But the people of his native village take a pride that he belonged to their village and have decided to put up a statue of him as his monument,at the place,where his house once stood.And if the words of the people of his village are to be believed he was no less than RobinHood,who loot the rich and helped the poor….. šŸ™‚

Whatever he was,the fact is that he was very talented and that’s what I feel and I guess he is no more a big culprit in todayā€™s world,because he has been overtaken our politicians who loot the nation with both hands open and never leave any chance to make some bucks out of country’s resources….

Reference–wikipedia.com,google.com

Encounters with Police I mean Indian Police

Earlier I wrote a Post on Indian Police with the Title Real Beggars of India.But Sometimes they comes so hard at you that you have no choice but to give them some money and make them leave your way

I had many encounters with Police and most of the time I was on the right side but still they were coming so hard at me.But as I was on the right side I did stand them and at last I ended up paying nothing to them.This post is about two incident that I faced back in my Engineering Days and co-incidentally both took place at the Railway Station .

Things I learned

  1. Know the rules and regulations of the state or place you are visiting.
  2. If you are right never hesitate to fight.
  3. No matter how hard it is never end up paying Money.
  4. Always remember any Government Officials are Public Servants.

Though I am posting the incident as Cartoon I hope it is able to convey the situation I faced… šŸ™‚

1.Me and My Girlfriend at Guwahati Railway Station:-We were there to book my return ticket from Guwahati to Bangalore and a RPF(Railway Protection Force) Constable thought they we were fleeing,there was a heated argument of about 15 minutes.And it all came to an end after the intervention of a Lady Constable:-

Police Encounter 1

Police Encounter 1

2.Me at Rangia Railway Station:-I faced a Assam Police Officer in this station asking for PRC(Permanent Residence Certificate). Even in this situation also I had an argument and He also threatened me of not allowing to continue my travel.

Police Encounter 2

Police Encounter 2

 

 

India-Corruption-A Solution Part II

In my earlier post I wrote about possible solution to Population and Pollution control.If you haven’t checked it out here it is.

In this post I will try to give some solutions on controlling Corruption.However when we hear the term Corruption,we generally erupt with anger or become very sad and start bashing our leaders.But I believe the main root of Corruption is We-The Common People who provide opportunities to Corrupted Persons and never raise their voice against them.

For Me–Those who are suffering and accepting injustice are equally responsible with those who are doing injustice for making Corruption a never-ending Business..

Corruption is Huge and it is growing day by day in a huge country like India and pushing India to backfoot.I know we can’t eradicate corruption in a day,no-one can but what I believe is with continuous effort from each and every citizen we can minimize it on day-to-day basis.As we all know ‘Impossible is Nothimg’.With this I provide my solutions to curb Corruption.. šŸ™‚

  • Education:-In today’s world there is nothing that Education cannot teach us and it should be taken as one of the main tool to educate people about their rights.Those who are uneducated do not know about the process,provisions and procedures through which they can get justice.Corrupt public servants try to make fool of them and often demands for bribe.It is due to unawareness in the field of law,public rights and procedures thereof that a common and an uneducated suffer out of the corrupt society.This suggests that if we are educated, we can understand our rights well.Even the educated pay bribes…But that’s a different story.An Educated should always use their Knowledge for the right use and not for paying bribe.An Educated person will know about the Do’s and Dont’s while dealing with procedures and they should use their knowledge in getting the job done in a clean way.
  • RTI Act:-A very important act enacted by the Parliament of India  “to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens“.You can read about more RTI here.It empowers any Citizen of India to aks questions to any Organizations that comes under RTI.If used properly it leads to transparency to all the procedures and provisions of Government.
  • The average age of India is around 25-26 years,So it is a Young India.These young Indians must stand up against the System for the upliftment of this Country,to fight Corruption.India should have youth coming forward and taking responsibilities on the behalf of this country.I believe in every sector there should be youth involvement.Read more about Youth Power here.
  • Salary of Government and PSU Officers must be of market-indexed with their responsibility.This would minimise the ‘need’ for bribes.Their salaries could be benchmarked against corporate sector salaries.But higher salaries should be combined with exemplary punishment,including dismissal from service and a police case if an employee is caught indulging in corrupt practices.
  • Use of Technology:-In this Technology era we are lagging behind taking full advantages of the Technology.First and Foremost there should be a law passed on installing CCTV camera on each and every Government office.Regular Inspections of the CCTV Footage.Today almost everyone use a Mobile Phone,so I urge that when we are going to any Government Office we should always keep our Phones in recording mode or if that facility is not available–call someone who can record all the stuff(be sure that you don’t get caught).
  • Social Media:-Social media is a boon in recent times.Instead of using it for useless work,try to utilise it for making any corruption related news popular.I am sure within no time it will reach to larger mass.Share your views on sites like I Paid a Bribe.
  • Corruption can be reduced by increasing direct contact between government and the governed. In this regard E-Governence can help a lot.It has been implemented carrying out many Government Works but still more needs to be done.

All this for now.I hope this articles help the people of India to gather courage and fight against Corruption.

“The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity—–Frank Serpico”

Corruption

Corruption

Put A Halt on Women Voilence

WHO - Violence against woman“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power.You just take it.”-Roseanne Barr,a well known American Actress,WriterĀ television producer, director and 2012Ā presidentialĀ nominee of theĀ California-basedĀ Peace and Freedom Party.

And it is very truly said,Being a responsible citizen I really want Indian Women and the Women around the world to stand up and fight for injustice,crime,atrocities happening with them because no one would ever know the pain of a Woman until you are a Woman.So,stand up for yourself and make this world follow theĀ suite,show them the true potential you hold to change the world and make it a better place to live in and once you stand up for yourself you will find millions standing with you,supporting you and joining hands with you to fight the evil out of this world.

Some statistics

Women Crime 2011(NCRB Data)

Women Crime 2011(NCRB Data)

Here is the NCRB-Crime Against WomenĀ data.

The amount of Crime against Women in India is on the rise with each passing day.Crimes like Rapes,Female Foeticide,Dowry,Child Marriages,Honor Killing,Domestic Violence all has piled up in recent times and now the time has come to put a halt on it.People who commit such crimes feel that the women are weak and thus can easily be suppressed.

But the main concern still remains that is ‘How can we put a halt to such crimes?’.To me until and unless we change our perception towards Women and Girls such thing will always be there and the best means to change one’s perception is education,illiteracy is main root to all evil,once we are educated well enough our concise will always make us a better one for the society.Apart from thatĀ promoting specific morals or values may be controversial,as such efforts are often associated with repressive and narrowly defined visions of the common good. Moral capabilities are essential, but the means to develop them must be consistent with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,aimed at fostering the spiritual,social and intellectual development of all people.

Such capabilities can be taught in schools but will not be effective unless they take root in family and community.Neighbours,educators,health workers,employers,politicians, religious leaders,police,media professionalsā€“all share responsibility for the protection of women.Promoting the eradication of elements in traditional norms and religious beliefs, practices and stereotypes which legitimise and exacerbate the persistence and tolerance of violence against women and children.Introducing and supporting gender sensitisation and public awareness programmes aimed at eradicating violence against women and children.Encouraging the media to play a constructive role in the eradication of violence against women and children by adopting guidelines which ensure sensitive coverage of the issue and avoid the perpetuation of stereotypes.

To make this all happen and to stop the crime against women we must rise up and stand together and pledge to make this world a better place to live in for Women.

This Post is written for Indichnage Campaing-Write the ChangeĀ Ring The BellĀ for my support in the power collective actions of responsible citizen of the society to bring a change,a change Ā that we all want.

Ending on a Positive NoteĀ I promise to ring the bell by:-by educating the society and spreading awareness among my fellow citizens about the atrocities on Women and how to fight and overcome them.

Real Beggars of India

indian policeAny Guess on my post topic?

The other day I was at a Roadside vendor to have some food and what I saw was the Real Beggar of India,even earlier I have seen such beggars but it was that day the idea to call them “The Real Indian Beggar” crossed my mind and I thought to pen it down.

Remember never mistaken them to mix with other normal beggars,they have their own dignity,own self-respect and most importantly they don’t come to us for begging instead we approach them to offer and moreover they are spread all over India,all this character make them to top the beggar list in India.

Ok enough of introduction,so now let’s break up the suspense.The famous beggar I am talking about is none other than ‘The Men in Khaki’ as we all know them the ‘Indian Police’ including the ‘Indian Traffic Police’.

We have many a time heard about Police involved in different notorious activities and we Indians are used to that also the begging part is not new to them but the creative way they come up with in begging is always new,I think they are always looking for new ideas to beg,let me explain,what I saw the other day standing near that vendor,a Police Patrol Van generally known as ‘Hoysala’ in Bangalore came and stood right in-front of the vendor,the owner approach and handed over some money to them. When he returned I asked him how much he paid and he said only Rs.10.At that moment I thought how cheap of these Police and out of curiosity I asked the owner why he paid them,then he said if they pay these guys they will provide security I mean what the hell,providing security is Police Duty and government pay them for that but then also they do such kind of cheap act but according to the Vendor owner point of view its a profitable deal for them at least at Rs.10 they are getting security but to what extent only God knowsĀ šŸ˜• .Even when taking money they would act in such a way that they are performing their duty and only close watch would be able to track them.Damn,Indian Police aka Good Government Actor. šŸ˜›

Even such kinds of act is also visible in Traffic Police Dept.When I was in Guwahati,Assam I used to see Traffic Police taking money from Truck and other Public vehicles without any reason.They used to put up their stick to the Drivers window,the driver will roll the rupee note and put it in a hole at the bottom of the stick and this hole is created by the Traffic Personnel intentionally for this purpose,look at their innovation and creative mind.

Really Impressive and Creative Indian Police I must say šŸ˜®Ā .

So,that’s all for now and what do you guys think on Indian Police,do they qualify to be in top of Indian Beggar List?To me they will always top the list šŸ˜‰