July 21, 2010


This is another article appeared in today's Vijay Karnataka.. Commitment to your work matters however tiny your responsibility might be. Here is a person namely Mukundan who is one such example. We have so much to learn from him!


July 16, 2010


Today, I really felt, what I shouldn’t have. An ordeal is finally over. The Legislative session, which was planned to last till the end of this month, was indefinitely adjourned today. After a hard week, three things still leave me depressed.

· An English daily, today had carried a front page photo of few honorable members of Legislative Council standing atop the tables of the imperial house, demanding a CBI enquiry, while the whole scene bewilderingly looked upon by a group of young school going children from the visitors’ gallery who were brought to witness the proceedings. It left me pondering, as to what impression these young and naïve minds might have carried home after witnessing the whole scene. After all, each one of them had come to gain knowledge of how peoples’ representatives would “voice” the aspirations of Society. They must be puzzled, while their teachers make only an erring student stand atop the bench, how come, these people stand on the tables to prove a point! The photo didn’t greet me a good morning!
· About 18 legislations and a budget of over 70000 crore rupees were approved today without any participation of the Legislature. Opposition friends refused to take part in the debate and instead engaged themselves in high decibel sloganeering. Today was the fifth day of that unfortunate exhibition. For the people outside, it appeared a pure and simple mockery of sorts.
· I owe myself to RSS since my childhood days. In fact, I was a spirited worker of Jansangh since my high school days. RSS and Jansangh have shaped my career. I am always proud to identify myself with my Organisation because of its distinct nationalistic character. I was in silent tears today, when I had to hear the outcry of opposition members in both the houses abusing my Party. “Gali Gali mein Shor hai.. BJP chor hai”, “ಸಾವಿರಾರು ಕೋಟಿ, ಬಿ ಜೆ ಪಿ ಲೂಟಿ..” I never anticipated that in my life, my Party will become a recipient of such epithets..

People in general are already unhappy about overall behavior of legislators. Their trust in our dedication to societal cause is fast receding. Is it not that time for my entire legislator friends to introspect (introspect again!) ?

I for one, have always been a staunch lover of Parliamentary etiquettes. Incidentally I’m the Minister for Law and Parliamentary affairs too. I had a strong desire to make legislative sessions more meaningful and purposeful.

But this time, alas, that was not to be.

Yes, I am dejected and despaired. May be, I too had my own contribution in this whole affair. But unwittingly for sure.

On behalf of all the legislators, my sincere apologies lie with the common man.

- S.Sureshkumar

July 13, 2010


This is an article appeared in Vijaykarnataka dated 12-7-2010. Let the enjoyment of reading be yours!


July 08, 2010


This one must be an eye opener for the "aged" youth amongst us. There are many spirited elders between us who defy their age and carry on with their noble activities.What bothers our youth to think out of box and contribute themselves to society? Pls read my article appeared in Vijay Karnataka dated 7-7-2010. Would you mind offering comments?


July 05, 2010


Yesterday afternoon, as I traveled to Chiknaykanahalli of Tumkur dt, a little dog was unexpectedly hit by a car travelling in the opposite direction. Oh! It literally shook my conscience.. When that mongrel was running amok shocked, confused and weak, after it was hit, I could literally feel its pain. Although it was an “accident”, it left me wondering, as to how innocent helpless creatures get hurt for no fault of theirs and doesn’t have voice to protest.. and doesn’t have voice to revolt either.. It really took some time for me to get back to my moods. 

In fact, I was on my way to Gopalapura village near Huliyar of Chiknaykanahalli taluk where a “voiceless” female was beaten to death on that fateful day of 28th June. Honnamma was a dalit woman who identified herself with a Political Party and was earlier known for her rather fearlessness and rude behavior. It obviously attracted many rivals for her throughout the time. But anyone would agree, that shouldn’t have resulted in her brutal assassination. Do you want to know how the female was beaten to death? Her rivals who were around 15-20 men, dragged her out of her place, dumped her in a drain, dropped heavy boulders on her ,enjoyed her screaming with crucifying pain for quite some time.. When her screech became more and more feeble and down, those “mighty men” presumed, she was dead and started leaving the place. Honnamma who still had little lifeblood left in herself, regained consciousness and pleaded for water. Realizing that she was still alive, the “mighty men” came back, dumped her in a larger pit, and threw stones at her till the wind was taken out of her sails. 

It looks like a scene straight out of an action movie..But it was not to be. Police getting in to the scene afterwards and taking those involved in to custody is a different matter altogether. But if one comes to know it’s real and done, the affliction and the discomfort it leaves in an emotional heart is really upsetting. How helpless people get hurt for no fault of theirs and doesn’t have voice to protest.. and doesn’t have voice to revolt either.. Where is our Society up to? Can it be dared to define this as “stone age”?!