poet Rajnish Manga

Rajnish Manga

More Indian Than Most Indians

Attacks on and killings of Indians
In United States of America today
Should serve as an eye opener
To those mobsters in India
Who in their jingoistic fervor
Forget about the law of the land
And become the beasts of impulse
Thrash anybody not following
The diktats of their cabal
They will accost you on city roads
On highways, start jeering and heckling
Start beating, lashing & bashing
Start twisting, tossing & turning
To unleash their muscle power
Because they have no other power
To fall back on, no other law than no law
They kill at will and just vanish
Without leaving any trace or a face
They want a bigger pie than cut out
Because they think they are
More Indian Than Most Indians.

Topic(s) of this poem: america, face, hate, indians, justice, power

Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Poem Edited: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Form: Free Verse


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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (5/7/2019 9:06:00 PM)

    The people whom you describe are despicable cowards who do not respect the law and other people.
    Nothing excuses what happened to Indians in the U. S., though, nor the killing of Moslems in a Christchurch mosque.

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    Michael WalkerMichael Walker(5/15/2019 9:27:00 PM)

    I could not agree more. Too often the law is too lenient.

    Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga(5/7/2019 9:51:00 PM)

    Yes, we have got to beware of all such elements. They have no place in a civilized world. and hence, should be isolated and dealt with sternly.

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  • Loke Kok Yee (7/8/2017 10:22:00 AM)

    These people are only brave when the powers that be turns a blind eye and even then; they have to be in large numbers before they have the courage to act. We are having similar incidents here for about the same reasons! . Very well put across, Thank you my friend.

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    Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga(7/8/2017 12:33:00 PM)

    From what you have said, it becomes clear that activities of similar nature are not isolated cases or limited to a particular territory or country. This mentality has to be identified and transformed for peaceful resolution of disputes or problems. Thanks a lot.

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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (7/5/2017 8:43:00 PM)

    This poem enlightens me about the annoying behaviour of some Indian people.
    Unacceptable in India, unacceptable in the U.S.

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    Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga(7/6/2017 4:08:00 AM)

    These are mostly the right wing people who have their own logic and take law into their hands quite often in utter disregard of the constitutional propriety. Thanks for your objective comments, Michael.

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  • B.m. BiswasB.m. Biswas (5/22/2017 11:28:00 PM)

    I am with Jasbir Di and Bri, my friend and Sir...we can not say this is a particular country's or land's problem... Crime or injustice are always hateful... Bur yet we have to rays our voice against it always.... Your poem does so taking this example and as an Indian you get hurted and we all are with you especially I am and merely being an indian too.....

    Well done... We appreciate yours...... Thanks.

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    Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga(5/23/2017 1:03:00 AM)

    I am extremely grateful to you for having pondered upon the subject and sharing your thoughtful views in this context. My submission is that the incidents of this kind undermine the role of our law enforcement agencies and judiciary as well as dent our image as a mature democracy. Thanks a lot, Biswas ji.

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  • Jasbir ChatterjeeJasbir Chatterjee (5/5/2017 9:48:00 PM)

    A very thought provoking poem...thanks for sharing it on PH. I asked an old college friend of mine settled in US about murders of Indians in her place a few days ago. She brushed my question aside and said, This is nothing compared to the number of Indians being murdered by Indians in India!

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    Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga(5/6/2017 12:49:00 AM)

    No doubt about it. Even if we forget, for a moment, a number of 'sena's (private armies or vigilante groups) , we Indians have a short fuse. On the smallest of provocations, people become violent even to the extent of murdering someone. Road rage and mob lynching incidents have increased, religious intolerance is also on the rise. Reference to incidents of America is meant only to warn my fellow Indians to realise the seriousness of impact of their irresponsible or over-enthusiastic actions against innocent people. Thanks a lot.

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  • Dr. Yahya (5/5/2017 2:54:00 AM)

    Appreciable poem. Thanks

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (5/4/2017 4:23:00 PM)

    They kill at will and just vanish
    Without leaving any trace or a face
    They want a bigger pie than cut out
    Because they think they are
    More Indians Than Most Indians.... beautiful presentation. It is really a beautiful poem. Thank u many dear Rajanis ji for sharing this.

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    Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga(5/4/2017 11:29:00 PM)

    It has been a pleasure seeing you after some time now. Thanks for appreciating the poem, dear Kumarmani ji.

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  • Abhilasha BhattAbhilasha Bhatt (4/28/2017 11:12:00 AM)

    Do not know why we all can't live together in peace with love......a wonderful poem you have shared sir.......loved it and liked it a lot.....a tremendous creation :)

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    Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga(4/28/2017 12:00:00 PM)

    I am humbled by this wonderful review of my poem. Thanks a lot, Abhilasha ji.

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (4/27/2017 11:18:00 PM)

    i looked at your list/photos of PH friends. i'd say Wes Vogler is the least Indian of all of them.

    i've heard about the killing of Indians aka Native Americans long ago in the U.S., but, if you are talking about Asian Indians, i wasn't aware that THAT was going on in any exaggerated way. and if it does occur, what does it have to do with the 'mobsters in India'?

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    jin·go·is·tic
    ˈˌjiNGɡōˈistik/
    adjectivederogatory
    adjective: jingoistic

    characterized by extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy. .....hmm?
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    i've heard of dictates; my wife has many for me to follow. but i'd not heard of
    diktats:

    diktat
    noun dik·tat \dik-ˈtät
    Definition of diktat

    1
    : a harsh settlement unilaterally imposed (as on a defeated nation)

    2
    : decree, order

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    yikes!

    favorite lines, in one way, so far:

    To unleash their muscle power
    Because they have no other power
    To fall back on, no other law than no law
    They kill at will and just vanish ................................. it's enough to make one stay locked at home in bed all day!

    and i really enjoyed the lines with all the -ing words.

    bri ;)

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    Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga(4/28/2017 3:10:00 AM)

    Thanks, Sir, for your kind visit and for the wonderful review of the poem. I find it unique that your reviews are full of literary wisdom and linguistic study.... Then, there have been instances where Indians (from India) working in US have been roughed up and at least three of them have been killed after the change of guard in US Admin. These acts were apparently perpetrated by those North American hoodlums who didn't want any foreigners to usurp what they think was their due i.e. of Americans. Similarly, there are many in this country who brandish same kind of nationalistic fervor and/or a religious extremism aimed at inciting violence and create unrest in this country other than causing untold suffering to the innocent people. Thanks, once again.

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  • Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer ChannelVaidyanathan Ram Iyer Channel (4/22/2017 10:34:00 AM)

    Difference in nations,
    Difference in languages,
    Difference in religious
    Makes difference within humans.

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    Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga(4/22/2017 11:03:00 AM)

    Thanks for your kind words about the poem (More Indian Than Most Indians) .

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (4/21/2017 9:24:00 AM)

    When our leaders start to point out and stress our differences rather than trying to create harmony among different religions, cast and nationalities it becomes much more harder for people to restrain their emotions. It is always disturbing.

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    Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga(4/21/2017 8:45:00 PM)

    You have very nicely assessed and analysed the situation prevailing in some parts of the country. Thanks for a wonderful review of the poem (More Indian Than Most Indians) .

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  • Akhtar Jawad (4/15/2017 9:29:00 AM)

    Killings in the name of any belief whatever it may be is the worst form of killing. It must be condemned. Such killers are anti humans Your message in this great poem has an universal appeal. I congratulate you, Rajnish Manga, for writing this very impressive poem..

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    Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga(4/15/2017 10:44:00 AM)

    I agree with you that this kind of high-handedness is not confined to a particular geographical region but has become a global phenomenon. Thanks for your support and appreciation, Akhtar Jawad Sahab. This has got to be restrained at all costs.

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (4/15/2017 7:22:00 AM)

    The atrocities committed on a daily basis in our land make us cringe in fear and shock us to paralysis! It is hard to believe that all these are happening in a land of great tolerance and religious harmony! When a few take law in their hands and think that they are above the average Indians, nothing can be done! 'All are equal but some are more equal'! A powerful write!

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    Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga(4/15/2017 10:33:00 AM)

    We are fortunate that in spite of all the intimidation from such anti-social elements with or without the backing of influential quarters in politics or otherwise, we are not short of people who always raise their voice against such atrocities and whose voice really matters. Thanks for showing your concern for those who are at the receiving end.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (4/11/2017 3:39:00 PM)

    An eye opener! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us..

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  • Seema Chowdhury (4/9/2017 10:05:00 AM)

    An Important point discussed here. May God Almighty help and protect us all. Have a blessed weekend.

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    Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga(4/9/2017 12:17:00 PM)

    Thanks a lot, Seema ji, for all the support and encouragement conveyed throu your kind words. Also please accept my heartfelt thanks for reading some of my poems and appreciating the same.

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/9/2017 6:56:00 AM)

    They kill at will and just vanish
    Without leaving any trace or a face
    They want a bigger pie than cut out
    Because they think they are
    More Indians Than Most Indians.

    Rajnish ji, this is, indeed, a realistic poem that is pointer at the
    present day happenings of beastly impulses of man that leads
    to chilling cold blooded murders. How man has detieorated to this level is shocking.
    Whether a killing in India or America it all amounts to the muscle power of hatred and violence.
    To think India is a country where Ahimsa has been preached and practised by sages for generations.
    Truly, this is Kaliyug!

    A dynamic poem and an eye-opener for the society to reflect upon.
    A sure 100+++

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    Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga(4/9/2017 12:31:00 PM)

    Such a detailed and insightful review of the poem shows the depth of your analyses. Further, India has given so much to the world through its message of non-violence and Ahimsa but we Indians seem to have forgotten the age-old wisdom ourselves.

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