Dr. Gunvant B. Shah

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Born in Rander (Surat) on March 12, 1937; was educated in Surat and Baroda.

Worked as Lecturer and Reader in the M. S. University of Baroda, Baroda (1961-72); Visiting Professor to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U.S.A.) in the year 1967-68; Professor and Head, Department of Education, Technical Teachers’ Training Institute, Madras (1972-73); Professor of Education S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Bombay (1973-74)

Professor and Head, Department of Education South Gujarat University, Surat (India)
Chancellor International Association of Educators for World Peace (Gujarat State)
President Indian Association for Education Technology

Visited many countries:

Was Vice-President of the Study Group on Economics of Media Technology, UNESCO Paris (1974)
Attended International Seminar on Microteaching, University of Lancaster, U.K. (1975)
Represented India at the UNESCO Seminar in Leipzig, East Germany (1979)
Was a member of the Delegation to East Germany sent by the University Grants Commission (1979)
Made a lecture tour of Zambia and Kenya (1980
Resource Person in the Twelth World Conference of International Council of Correspondence Education Vancouver, Canada (1982) and gave lecture in U.K., U.S.A., Japan and Thailand en route
Was a consultant to Asian Development Bank (Manila) for education in Bangladesh(1984-85)
Visiting Professor in Arizona State University, Tempe (U.S.A) in 1985

Writes lyrical essays, poetry, novels in Gujarati. Published many books literary and educational.

Was awarded Ranjitram Chandrak, the highest honour in Gujarati literature (1997).

Founder of a youth movement Panchasheel in Gujarat.

He currently writes for Divya Bhaskar, Chitralekha and Navneet Samarpan. He is also working on the second part of his autobiography.

557 thoughts on “Dr. Gunvant B. Shah

  1. Hello GS,

    It is very heartening to learn that you have resorted to technology to spread your ideas – this was much awaited and I thank you for starting a blog.

    I have been reading your books since I was a kid – and your thoughts never fail to amaze me. Sincerity in writing can be felt without any special efforts.

    I just loved the translation of “Letter from God”.

    I look forward to reading more of you on this blog.

    Best Regards,

    Tanmay Vora
    Blog – (Insights) at http://qualsys.wordpress.com

    • dear gunvantbhai, hello, i had gone through many of your books, your ideas, word power really apeeals a lot, i am fan of yours, i am in process of creating asset of all of your books. your views on MAA and KRISHNA are astonishing. your understanding of each sphere of life is worth noting. will it b possible for u to write something on holy GITA.

    • generally when we speak of religion we speak of sects,sampradaya,etc.really religion is only one all r flowers of a single lovely garden.it is up to us whether we hv to chhose flower or thorn..rsp.gunvantbhai’S writing is lovely feelingful i like it -durgesh oza author lricist porbandar gujarat india 360575

    • i am daughter of shri gijubhai bhatt who was principal of kim high school(1954..1967)i am reading your books since 1980.i met you once at baroda platform no 2 on1999approx.. i am very fond of you .i read most of your books.i wish k tame aavu pirasata raho ne amara antar na ajavada thata rahe.thanks alot ,meena vyas.mumbai 7

    • Hello Sir,
      I was read your literature when you are writing in Sandesh News paper and I really likes thought and skill of writing. I send my wishes to you.

      Regards
      Mukesh Chauhan

  2. આદરણિય મહોદયશ્રી
    ગુજરાતી ભાષા અને ગુજરાતી સાહિત્યની આપે કરેલ સેવા અમર છે અને રહેશે.
    હિતેષના વન્દન
    જય હાટકેશ

  3. જેનો ઇન્તજાર હતો તે મળી ગયુ. હવે ટીપે ટીપે સરોવરની રચના થવાની જ .

    આભાર.

  4. sir,

    Mumbai par thayela terror attact mate tamaro su opinion chhe?? Goverment ni system fail chhe ke corruption?? atlu badhu thaya pachi pan apna nakta netao ne akkal nathi avti…. ahi local public na support thij terrorism ne back up male chhe

  5. Dear Sir,

    We all are thankful to you for your entry on cybernet through this blog.
    This will help spreading your thoughts to non-gujarati speaking (but ready to listen good and genuine lectures) people.
    We all will really appreciate your active interaction to the feedbacks and comments. That way we all can feel working with and talking to you.

    regards,
    Kirtish

  6. hi sir,

    i am Dr.nilkanth bhatt from baroda.

    i am greattttttttt fan and bhakt of your thought about all subject.

    i would like to ask one question….recently this mumbay attack….should india go for war against pak?

  7. HELLO SIR.
    “”An olympic shooter (ABHINAV BINDRA) wins GOLD MEDAL Grvernment awards him cashprize Rs. 3 crore+. & THE LATE COMMANDO SANDIP UNNIKRISHNAN sacrificed his life for the nation fighting against terrorists & Gov pays his family only 5 LACS so cheap cost of his ‘AMULYA’ life. “”
    IS IT OUR GREAT INDIA?????
    can we say “MERA BHARAT MAHAN”??

    Its my request to you sir that please write an article in DIVYA BHASKAR “VICHARONAVRUNDAVANMA” on this subject.

  8. Dear Sir,

    This is your approach to create discussion forum to give and take their opinion in any of matter, fillings by individual in Society is one kind of most effectively Plateform to express & Social Activity also.
    I’m from Kuwait and regular reader of your articles thanks to internet.
    Keep it up sir we want logical and absolute true/neutral opinion on matter without any political influencies.

    Thanks and pray to god for Y R Long,Healthy & Prospurs Life

  9. Just…………..Great. what a delight to see our favorite writer and thinkers thought translated in English. Rest of the world needs to listen to this man. Keep up the good work of posting his thoughts in English on Net. They should be put in to book form and put it out in front of the world as soon as possible. Please look into that possiblity.

    – Popat Savla, USA

  10. માનનીય શ્રી ગુણવંતભાઈ,

    હું મૂળ અમરેલી જિલ્લાનો વતની છુ અને ૧૯૮૫ થી ૧૯૯૭ સુધી સુરત ખાતે રહેતો હતો / અભ્યાસ કરતો હતો અને હાલ સચિવાલય, ગાંધીનગર ખાતે સરકારી સેવા બજાવું છુ. સુરત ખાતેના મારા વસવાટ દરમિયાન આપશ્રીના અને મુરબ્બીશ્રી રમણભાઈ પાઠકના લેખો વાંચી તથા વ્યાખ્યાનો સાંભળી મને નવી દ્ર્ષ્ટી મળેલ છે મારા જીવનના ઘડતરમાં આપનો ફાળો અમૂલ્ય છે. જે બદલ હું આજીવન આપનો આભારી રહીશ.

    —- ડી. કે. ગલાણી

  11. Namste Sir

    Aapna blog ni Aaje mulakat lidhi, parantu Aapna shbdo ne bahu najik thi manu chhu ane pichhnu chhu. Aapna pustko vachya chhe. vividh akhbaro ane samyiko ma Aapne vanchvanu game chhe. Hamna Navnit Samarpn ma Aapni Smrnatmktha vachvani bahu j mja pde che. Aa rite Aaje maro e rajipo Aap taraf phochadvano pn ek Aanand thay chhe.
    Pranam Sir.

    -AJAY OZA, Bhavnagar.
    cell : 98 25 25 28 11

  12. Hello Sir,

    I’ve been reading your articles since long time. I just want know if you have ever written any article on Blinds. How do they feel, what do they think etc. There are many more questions unanswered. If you have written any of the article, how can I get them. I kindly request you to let me know if I can get any reference fro the same.

    – Anup Shah

    9898064135.

  13. Dear Batul Mukhtiar,
    I congratulate you for your excellent work of translating Shri Gunvantbhai Shah’s articles in English. This will help those who are not know Gujarati language and thus this “VICHAR AANDOLAN” will spread all over the world. Again, I congratulate you for your sacred work like this.

    I eager to know about yourself, I will be thankful if you write me on my Email: dk_galani@yahoo.co.in

    Best Regards,
    D K Galani
    Gandhinagar(Guj.)

    • Dear Mr. Galani, Thank you for your comments. I am a filmmaker based in Mumbai and happen to be Dr. Gunvant Shah’s daughter-in-law. I enjoy translating some of his work into English, thereby hoping to convey thoughts and ideas that are relevant to a larger readership.

  14. Dear Gunvantbhai Saheb,
    I am eagerly waiting for all your articles in Sunday-Bhaskar in Divyabhaskar online. I am feeling good that I read them at midnight online before the newspapaer is being received by my father at Surat. We do have a regular discussion about your articles and current situation of Gujarat & India.
    I enjoy & learn a lot after reading your articles.
    I would like to thank you for spreading healthy thoughts among all readers about secularism.
    I would like to see you in person when I visit India or if you visit UK for at least 10 minutes.
    Thanking you,
    Yours sincerely,
    Dr G G Tank.

    • DEAR SHRI GUNVANTBHAI

      I READ THE ARTICLE ” KARMASHEEL JUDHHU BOLE KE?

      IF GUJARATO WRONG PLS FORGIVE.

      IN RESPONSE TO THAT KAMINI JAYSWAL GIVE RESPONSE IN TODAY’S DIVYA BHASKAR DATED 2ND JUNE,2010.

      PLS GIVE RESPONSE TO THAT IN NEXT SUNDAY BHASKAR

      CA. VIPULS SHETH

  15. आपके स्तम्भ (कॉलम) को नियमित पढ़ता रहा हूँ, आपके लेखों को गुजराती में भी ऑन लाइन रखा जाना स्वागत योग्य होगा.

    शुभकामनाओं सहित.

  16. Dear Sanjay
    Namaskar, Putting My Coloums Online Is Not My Hand That Decision Remains With The Newspaper Or Magazins….
    Thanking Yours
    Gunvant Shah

  17. Dear Gunvanbhai,

    When I address you as “Dear”, I am authentic about it.

    You have shaped my thinking without being my Guru in literal form. Your Cardiogram,Vicharona Vrindavan Ma etc. have evolved my real self. Your boldness reminds me of Sardar Patel ( I have not seen him or read him).

    I am indebted to you for your thoughts and lectures.

    I have two suggestions for your consideration.

    1. Let there be circulation of your lectures in mp3 form.

    2. I wish you to give direction to humanity on how to exercise charity.

    I visit bhookh.com, thehungersite.com – it has buttons like Breast Cancer, Child Health,Lieracy,Rain Forest,Animal Rescue. By mere clicking one can donate few books,a free mammogram,save the rainforest,a cup of food….Another charity provoking and knowledge enhancing website is freerice.com where in every correct answer makes sponsor donate 20 grains of rice to the needy. One can enrich English vocabulary,grammer,language learning,maths etc.

    Visiting these sites and clicking /answering costs me 30 minutes approx. I get immense joy in practising compassion through my interface with internet.

    I wish you to promote these ideas through your interactions and join me in making Gujarat’s contribution of 5 lakh clicks per day.

    Everyday,24000 people in the world of which 7000 die in India. Let us do everything about them.

    Pranam,

    Nikhil Shah
    9376214434

  18. Honourable Sri Gunvantbhai,

    Heartiest Pranam. Your humble transperancy is very pierceing which penetrate the ignorance from where the light of awareness spreads. Yesterday I read your article for the visit of H.H. Sri Dalai Lama to Pujay Sri Murari Bapu. very clear understanding to share with soceity for the summit of spirituality.

    We have met twice and those valueable moments are always fresh in the positive presence.

    May we all togather maintain beautiful cosmos to live in!

    With deep regards,

    Raju M. Thakkar

    • Ashvinbhai, Would you be able to provide a webspace with Gujarati upload? And a resource person to do the same? That is, type out and upload in Gujarati? How much would it cost?

      Regards, Batul

  19. DEAR SIR,

    I AM YOUR BIG FAN, I NEVER MISS YOUR WEEKLY COLUM IN DIVYABHASKER’S SUDAY NEWS PAPER. I HAVE READ YOUR MOST OF BOOKS. YOU HAVE DONE GREAT JOB FOR THE GUJARATI CULTURE. KEEP IT UP. GOD BLESS YOU VERY VERY VERY LONG LIFE.
    I WILL BE VERY THANKFUL IF SPARE SOME TIME TO REPLY THIS MESSEGE.

    PRANAM,

    RAJESH PATEL

  20. Gunvantbhai,

    I live in Vadodara, tamaro dur no padosi..

    I regularly read your article in DB on Sunday, and I eagerly wait for when the next Sunday come. I do like most of your article, my favorite topics are human relation, international issues, and religion.

    I would like to meet you, when u have some free time. Waiting for reply.

    Thank you,

    Paresh Bhanusali

  21. Respected Sir,

    My self Jaydeepsinh R. Solanki living in Baroda. I am reading all your articles since my 10th Standard. I am currently working as a software Engineer. I am reading your Sunday’s column without fail , which is started from my childhood. Our class teacher had recomended your name for reading, since then i am reading your articles.

    Your views had help me a lot in my life. I am very much thankful for that sir.

    Regards
    Jaydeepsinh R. Solanki

  22. Batulbhai,

    Tamari pase temno contact number che? Jo hoi to apso ji.

    Thank you in advance for reply and helping me.

    Paresh Bhanusali

  23. મુ. શ્રી ગુણવંતભાઈ

    આપના લેખોનો અત્યંત ચાહક છું. અને વર્ષોથી નિયમિત રીતે વાંચતો રહ્યો છું. આપના લગભગ તમામ પુસ્તકો મારાં અંગત પુસ્તકાલયમાં વસાવેલા છે અને મારા સહિત સમગ્ર પરિવાર આપના લેખો અને પુસ્તકો વાંચે છે અને તેના ઉપર વિચાર ગોષ્ઠિ પણ થતી રહે છે. આપને રૂબરૂ સાંભળવાની ખૂબજ ઈચછા હોવા છતાં ક્યારેય એ મોકો અહિ મળેલ નહિ પરંતુ 2003 માં મારી દીકરીની આગ્રહે હું યુએસએ ગયેલ ત્યારે આપ પણ ત્યાં જ હતા અને આપને રામાયણ ઉપર ત્યાં રૂબરૂ સાંભળવાની અનાયાસે મારી ઈચ્છા પૂરી થયેલી. હું ધારું છું કે આપ મોરારિબાપુએ યોજેલ સર્વ ધર્મ સંવાદ ઉપરની ગોષ્ઠિમાં ઉપસ્થિત હશો જ્ આ એક તદન નવો વિચાર ખૂબ જ સુંદર છે. તે વિષે મેં મારા વિચારો મારા બ્લોગ ઉપર પણ મૂકયા છે. આપને ટપાલ મારફત મોક્લીશ આપનો પ્રતિભાવ જાણવા હું ખૂબજ ઉત્સુક રહીશ્ મારા બ્લોગ ઉપર અવાર નવાર જુદા જુદા વિષયો ઉપર મારાં વિચારો મૂકતો રહું છું. આપને અનૂકુળ અને સમય ફાળવવો શક્ય હોય તો મુલાકાત લેવા મારું આપને હાર્દિક નિમંત્રણ સાથે વિનતિ છે. મારો બ્લોગ http.arvindadalja@wordpress.com ની લીંક ઉપર જોવા મળશે.

    આપના લેખોમાં વ્યકત થતાં વિચારો મારા વિચારો સાથે અદભૂત સામ્યતા ધરાવતા હોય છે. શક્ય છે કે મારાં વિચારોનું ઘડતર આપ જેવા પીઢ અને અન્ય ગુજરાતી લેખકો-સાહિત્યકારો-ચિંતકો-અને વિચારકોના લેખો ઉપરાંત પુસ્તકોના વાચનનુ પરિણામ હોઈ શકે.

    ચાલો ત્યારે આપનો ઘણો સમય લીધો. વળી કયારે ક આપના બલોગની મુલાકાતે ફરી મળીશું.

    આપનો

    અરવિંદ

  24. Dear Sir,

    Mr. Tarunbhai Mehta (Mahuva) told me about your blog and i could not believe established and well spoken gujarati authors started steps in steps of technology.

    I am Jignesh Adhyaru, Senior Engineer – construction in port of Pipavav near Bhavnagar and i own a blog dedicated to gujarati language since more than a year now titled adhyaru Nu Jagat (http://adhyaru.wordpress.com)

    We are planning to celebrate two weeks, i.e. hasya week and sneh prem week in february month’s first two weeks.

    I request you if i can contact you to get the details of the event and have your article on the same.

    The details about the event is at

    http://adhyaru.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/an-important-announcement-by-jignesh-adhyaru/

    Your comments, ashirwad is highly required.

    Thanks,

    waiting to contact you

    Jignesh Adhyaru

  25. મુ.ગુણવંત ભાઈ

    મારા બ્લોગની લીંક નીચે ફરી આપું છુ. અગાઉ આપેલ તેમાં ભૂલ રહી ગયેલ તો સુધારી લેવા વિનંતિ.
    http.arvindadalja>wordpress.com

    આપનો
    અરવિંદ

  26. R/Shri Gunvantbhai Shah

    I certainly much like your thoughts and boldness. I do read your article in Divya Bhaskar. I regularly read it. On sunday my sight first go to your article.

    K D Patel

  27. મુ. ગુણવંત ભાઈ
    એક સમાચાર પ્રમાણે ગુજરાતી બચાવોની આપ સૌ મળી ઝુબેશ શરુ કરી રહ્યા છો અને આપ પણ આ રેલીને સંબોધવાના છો તે ખૂબ જ આનંદની વાત છે. આ સંદર્ભે મેં મારા બ્લોગ ઉપર” શિક્ષણનું માધ્યમ માતૃભાષા ( ગુજરાતી ) કે અંગ્રેજી ” વિષે મારા વિચારો રજૂ કર્યા છે જેની લીંક અત્રે આપી છે આપને રસ પડે તો આપની અનૂકુળતાએ જરૂર મારાં બ્લોગની મુલાકાત લેશો અને વાંચી આપનો પ્રતિભાવ પણ જણાવશો તો આભારી થઈશ્.
    સ-સ્નેહ
    અરવિંદ્

    http://arvindadalja.wordpress.com/?????????-??????-??????/

    • Arvind bhai,

      I appreciate your comments on the sanctity of the Gujarati language. This blog has been started by me to spread the ideas of Dr. Gunvant Shah to a large number of people who do not know Gujarati. Because I think that a lot of those ideas are relevant and inspiring to people all over the world, irrespective of their language.

      Regards, Batul Mukhtiar

  28. hi,
    bhai told me before two years that he would be writing part 2 of billo tillo touch. i am bit curious to know about it. whether he has started working on it or not ? hope so we get to see his autobiography’s part 2 very soon.

    • Bhai has started work on the second part of his autobiography. It is currently appearing in monthly installments in ‘Navneet Samarpan’ and will soon be out as a book.

      Regards, Batul

  29. મુ.ગુણવંત ભાઈ
    આપના બ્લોગ ટહુકાની અવાર નવાર મુલાકાત લેતો રહ્યો છું અને પ્રતિભાવો પણ જણાવું છું. પરંતુ આજે જે પ્રતિભાવ લખી રહ્યો છું તે મારાં જાણવામાં આવ્યું કે 14/02/2009ના રોજ “ગુજરાતી બચાવો” ના અભિયાન માટે યોજાયેલી રેલીને સંબોધન કરનારા મુખ્ય વકતાઓમાં આપનો પણ સમાવેશ થયેલો છે તે જાણી ખૂબજ આનંદ થયો છે કે, આપના જેવા પ્રખર સાક્ષર-લબ્ધ પ્રતિષ્ઠિત સાહિત્યકાર-તત્વચિંતક અને વિશેષમાં શબ્દ ભંડોળના સ્વામી આ રેલીને સંબોધન કરી આ અભિયાન ને વેગ આપશે. આ તબક્કે આપનું એક વિશેષ બાબત ઉપર ધ્યાન દોરવાની ચેષ્ટા કરી રહ્યો છું . જો આપશ્રીને અયોગ્ય લાગે તો ઉદાર દિલે ક્ષમા કરવા વિનંતિ. આપ શ્રી જ્યારે ગુજરાતીના પ્રખર સાહિત્યકાર છો અને “ગુજરાતી બચાવો” જેવા અભિયાનની આવશ્યકતા પણ સ્વીકારો છો ત્યારે આપના બ્લોગ ઉપર મૂકાતી આપની તમામ રચનાઓ અંગ્રેજીમાં અનુવાદ કરી મૂકાતી હોય તે આપને કેટલે અંશે વ્યાજબી લાગે છે ?
    આપ શબ્દ ભંડોળના પ્રખર સ્વામી છો અને અદભૂત પ્રભુત્વ ધરાવો છો એટલું જ નહિ પણ અન્ય ભાષાના કોઈ શબ્દનો ગુજરાતી પર્યાય ઉપલબ્ધ ના બને ત્યારે ગુજરાતીમાં નવા શબ્દોનું સર્જન પણ કરો છો ,જે નિર્વિવાદ છે. આપની ભાષા-શબ્દોની પસંદગી અને ગુંથણી એટલી તો સૌમ્ય અને મધુર હોવા ઉપરાંત સરળ શૈલીથી વાંચનાર અભિભૂત ના થાય તો જ નવાઈ..!!! ગુજરાતી સહિત્યમાં કોઈપણ વિષય ઉપર સૌમ્ય-મધુર અને સરળ ભાષામાં રજૂઆત કરનાર આપ અને તીખી-તમ તમતી તેજાબી ભાષામાં રજૂઆત કરનાર સ્વ્ ચંદ્રકાંત બક્ષી મારી દ્રષ્ટિમાં બેનમૂન અને અદ્વિતિય છો.. આવા સંજોગોમાં જ્યારે આપ “ગુજરાતી બચાવો” ના અભિયાન માં સક્રિય રીતે જોડાઈ રહ્યા છો ત્યારે મને એવી દહેશત રહે છે કે આ રેલીના સંબોધન સમયે રખે આપને કોઈ એવો પ્રશ્ન કરે કે આપ આપના બ્લોગમાં તો આપની મૂળ ગુજરાતીમાં જ લખાયેલી કૃતિઓ અંગ્રેજીમાં મૂકી રહ્યા છો જે આપનું વિરોધાભાસી વલણ છતું કરે છે ત્યારે આપ ખરેખર આ “ગુજરાતી બચાવો” ના અભિયાન વિષે કેટલી હદ સુધી ગંભીર અને નિષ્ઠાવાન છો તે અમારી સમજમાં ઉતરતું નથી. ઉપરાંત રખે આ અભિયાનનો દોર કોઈ એવી વ્યક્તિઓના હાથમાં ચાલ્યો જાય કે જેમના બાળકો પ્રાથમિક શિક્ષણથી જ અંગ્રેજી માધ્યમમાં અભ્યાસ કરી રહ્યા હોય કે વિદેશમાં અભ્યાસ કરી રહ્યા હોય્- આવી વ્યકતિ રાજકારણીઓ/કોઈ સંપ્રદાયોના વડા પણ હોઈ શકે. આવા તત્વોથી આ અભિયાનને સલામત અંતરથી શરૂઆતથી જ નહિ રાખવામાં આવે તો મને તો ચોક્કસ ભય છે કે આ અભિયાનનું બાળ મરણ થશે. અંતમાં હું તો બહુ જ નાની વ્યકતિ છું અને મારાં વિચારો કદાચ સંકુચિત પણ લાગે તેમ છતાં આપને જો મારી આ વાતમાં કંઈક પણ તથ્ય જણાય તો વિચારવા વિનંતિ. અને જાણ્યે-અજાણ્યે આપની લાગણી દુભાવાય ગઈ હોય તો ઉદાર દિલે ક્ષમા આપવા પ્રાર્થના કરુ છું. આ એટલા માટે લખી રહ્યો છું કે હું દ્રધતાથી માનું છું કે કોઈ પણ બાબત્/વિષય ના અમલ માટે આચાર અને વિચારમાં સરખા પણું ના હોય તો તેવી વાત ગમે તેવી ઉંચી પ્રતિભા ધરાવનાર વ્યકતિ કે ગુરૂ દ્વારા કહેવાઈ હોવા છતાં શ્રોતાઓ ઉપર કોઈ અસર થતી નથી. અને જ્યારે શ્રોતાઓ વ્યાખ્યાન /પ્રવચન પૂરું થયા બાદ ઉભા થાય છે ત્યારે પાછળથી ધૂળ ખંખેરવાની સાથે આ ઉદબોધનમાં ઠલવાયેલા શબ્દોને શણગાર સિવાય કોઈ મહત્વ નહિ આપતા ખંખરીને જ ઘેર પરત થતા હોય છે. અસ્તુ.
    આભાર અને ક્ષમા સાથે.
    સ્-સ્નેહ
    અરવિંદ

  30. Dear Batulbhai,

    At the out set I express my thanks to you for your prompt response to my comments. Let me appreciate your efforts to spread the Ideas and thoughts of Mr. Gunvant Shah for the people who do not know Gujarati.Really it is great work you have undertaken. Let me clearify further that I was not at all aware that this Blog is started by you and not by Shri Gunvant Shah.I really and heartely congretulate you for this great work of placing all articles transleting in English which requires deep knowledge of both the languages and while reading some of them in English I felt you have successfully did your job.
    My intention of writing to get blog in gujarati was only that Shri Gunvant Shah may not have to face any critisisam during “Gujarati Bachavo” abhiyaan relly. I really feel sorry if I have hurt feelings of Shri Gunvant Shah. I once again reitrate that I have much regards and respect for him and am verymuch fond of reading him regularly.I may tell you I have almost all books of him in my personal library
    Thanks for the clearification you made to meabt the Blog.
    With all regards to you n shri Gunvant Shah

    Arvind

  31. Ms. Batul,

    Thanks for the reply and clearification about you that you are Ms amd not Mr. may I take liberty to suggest one thing that you may please make it clear that this Blog about shri Gunvant Shah is started by you and not by shri Gunvant Shah and you are the real person behind it for making up date and publishing articles in english so as no one have any misunderstanding like me.
    Thanks again.
    Regards

    Arvind

  32. Hello Ms. Mukhtiar,

    It takes great effort to do all this. I appreciate your dedication and wish you a hearty GOOD LUCK in this endeavour.

    It can also be thought of to place all the original work (as-it-is) of Dr. G.B.Shah in Gujarati on this blog.

    Do keep up the good work. May your effort spread to the unexplored, and bring Dr. Shah in new light.

    Regards.

  33. આવતી કાલે ગુજરાતી બચાવોની રેલી થી ગુજરાતી બચાવો નુ અભિયાન શરૂ થઈ રહ્યુ છે તેને મારી ખુબ ખુબ શુભેચ્છાઓ. આ ગુજરાતી બચાવોના અભિયાનનાં અનુસંધાને આ પહેલાં મેં મારાં બ્લોગ ઉપર સિક્ષણનું માધ્યમ માતૃભાષા ( ગુજરાતી ) કે અંગ્રેજી વિષે લખેલું આજ વિષયના અનુંસંધાને મેં ગઈ કાલે થોડા વધારે વિચારો મારા બ્લોગ ઉપર રજૂ કર્યા છે. આપને અને મુ.ગુણવંતભાઈને સમયની અનુકૂળતા હોય ત્યારે જરૂર મુલાકાત લેવા વિંનતિ છે અને આપના પ્રતિભાવો પણ જણાવશો તો મને ખૂબ જ પ્રોત્સાહન મળશે.
    ગુજરાતી બચાવો ના અભિયાનને જ્વલંત સફળતા ઈચ્છતો

    સ-સ્નેહ
    અરવિંદ્

    • hello sir………..
      hu parth dave anjar-katch thi chu…sauthi pahela to hu mafi chahu chu k mane gujrati typing nathi aavdti to plz hu dilgir chu..ane aa blog par pan hu phelvelo j aavyo chu.to plz mari madaad karjo..mane vanchvano khubj shokh che…

  34. Sir,
    I read seriously your article “Pride of Mother tongue” particularly your love for Gujarati language in Divya Bhasker Sunday Supplement, Feb,15:2009. The click in my mind was your appeal for the inclusion of the Right to study in mother tongue in the Fundamental Rights of the Constitution of India. The newspaper has given the climax to the argument by anti- heading : Make any English boy study in Gujarati Medium ! Surat Municipal Corporation since its inception is imparting primary eduction through the medium of mother tongue in many languages. I have studied in Urdu Medium. There is pride for mother tongue and prjudice for English language all over the world. The fact is that English language has attained the position of International language of communication. Had there been no dispute regarding the Urdu belonging to Muslims and Hindi belonging to Hindus, Urdu language would have attained the status of National Language as it became the common medium of communication in British India. Just short of International language Staus. The language should be rich in vocabulary enough to impart knowledge in various branches of arts, commerce and science ; medicine and technology. This is the fundamental requirement of any international language. English and Urdu have been enriched by the words of other languages. Ofcourse, culture and civilisation is imbibed by mother and mother tongue only. If Gujarati would have attained the status of International language of Communication, the English boy, I am sure would have gone for Gujarati medium to become Newton, Shakespeare and Obama. Sir, you know better than me the pre- requisites of an International language. When Mr. Nani Palkhivala- an eminent jurist in the presence of Dr. R.I. Patel -Head of the Department of English on the dias of Rang Upvan, Surat boldly claimed that students of English have broad vision and foresight that makes the difference.

  35. શ્રી બતુલ
    આજના દિવ્ય ભાષ્કરમાં મુ.ગુણવંત ભાઈનો ગુજરાતી માધ્યમ વિષેનો વાંચ્યો. ખૂબ જ સુંદર અને પ્રભાવશાળી શબ્દોમાં આખી વાત સમજાવી છે.પણ આપણું, ખાસ કરીને ગુજરાતીઓનું , ભાઈએ કહ્યું છે, તે પ્રમાણે કોલોનિયલ માનસ પરિવર્તન સ્વીકારી શક્શે ?
    મને તો ભાઈએ પ્રયોજયેલ નવો શબ્દ “ભાષાભિમાન” ખૂબજ પસંદ પડ્યો. આ શબ્દને વારંવાર વાપરી લોકોમાં માતૃભાષા માટે જાગૃતિ સાથે ગૌરવની લાગણી પેદા કરી શકાય તેવી શક્યતા મને લાગે છે.
    ખૂબ ખૂબ અભિનંદન
    સ-સ્નેહ
    અરવિંદ

  36. પ્રિય ગુણવંતભાઇ.
    હુંૢ દાદરા અને નગર હવેલીૢ જે સંઘ્-પ્રદેશ છે નો આદિવાસી (ધોડિયા) છું. હવે વધારે ગુજરાતીમાં લખવાનું થતું નથીૢ અને ગુજરાતી મારી માતૃભાષા પણ ન કહી શકાયૢ અમારી ધોડિયા બોલી છે. ગુજરાતી બોલતા / લાખતા હું શાળામાં જ શિખ્યો છું. આજે સેલવાસમાં સરકારી નોકરી કરું છું. પરંતુ અહીયાં વહિવટની ભાષા અંગ્રેજી અને હિન્દ્દી છે. જેથી મને લાગે છે કદાચ મને અંગ્રેજી શિક્ષણ મળત તો હું વધારે સારી રીતે કામ કરી શકત. હું વ્યવસાયે ઇજનેર છું (Diploma in Electrical Enginnering)ૢ અહિની લાઇબ્રેરીમાંથી બહું પુસ્તકો વાંચ્યા છેૢ જેમાં તમારું ક્રુષ્ણનું જીવન સંગીતૢ પતગિંયાની અવકાશ યાત્રા મારા પ્રિય પુસ્તકો છે. એ સિવાય તમે જે દર્શનશાસ્ત્રનો અનુભવ તમારા લેખો દ્વારા કરાવ્યો છે. તેના માટે તમારો આભારી છું. પરંતુ દુનિયાનું ઘણું બધુ સાહિત્ય અંગ્રેજીમાં લખાયેલું છે. Engineering / Medical Science જેવી શાખાઓ માત્ર ગુજ્રરાતી ભાષા દ્વારા શિખવું હાલનાં તબક્કે મુશ્કેલ જણાય છે. અમારી જેવી વિકસતી આદિવાસી જાતિઓ ગુજરાતી ભાષાને માતૃભાષા બનાવી દિધી છે. મારી પત્ની ધોડિયા-બોલી નથી જાણતી. ઘરમાં અમે ગુજરાતીમાં વાતો કરીએ છિએ. અને મારા મિત્રમંડ્ળ્/સબ્ન્ધીને ત્યા પણ એવા જ હાલ છે. કદાચ એકાદ પેઢી પછી અમારી બોલી વિલુપ્ત થઇ જશે. પરંતુ મને એનો રંજ નથી કારણ નવી ભાષા (ગુજરાતી) થી અમને શિક્ષણ પ્રાપ્ત થયું છે. અને એનાથી પણ વધારે જ્ઞાન અંગ્રેજી ભાષા દ્વારા પ્રાપ્ત થઇ શકતું હોય તો એનો સ્વીકાર કરવો જ જોઇએ. આજ સુધી કેટલી ભાષા / બોલીઓ વિલુપ્ત થઇ ગઇ હશે. કેટલાય મારા જેવા લોકોએ ગુજરાતીને મતૃભાષા બનાવી હશે. મને લાગે છે કે શિક્ષણ સંસ્થાઓને સારા શિક્ષકોની જરૂર છે બાકી બાળક જન્મે ત્યારે તેની પાસે સ્મિત અને રુદન સિવાય બીજી કોઇ ભાષા નથી હોતી.

    આપનોૢ
    અરૂણ પટેલ

    • ભાઇશ્રી અરુણભાઇ,

      તમારી હૃદયદ્રાવક કથની વાંચી. તમારી કોમ ગુજરાતી / અંગ્રેજી / બીજી કોઇ ભાષાના અલકચલાણામાં અટવાઇ જાય તે પહેલાં તમારૌ ધોડિયા બોલીને સાચવી લો. તે ખોવાઇ જવી ન જોઇએ. અા બધી બોલીઓ તો ગુજરાતીના ઇતિહાસ અને વિકાસની કડીઓ છે. તમારાં પત્ની તે બોલી શકે કે શીખી શકે તેમ હોય તો ઘરમાં તો તે બોલીમાં (જ) વાતચીત કરશો. બને તો એના અવાજો, ગીતો, સ્વપ્નોને લખીને કે બીજા કોઇ માધ્યમ દ્વારા જાળવી લેજો.

      અંગ્રેજી ઉપરાંત તમે જો જર્મન, સ્પેિનશ, ફ્રેંચ, ઇત્યાદિ શીખ્યા હોત તો વ્યવસાયમાં તમારી ઓર પ્રગતિ થઇ હોત. તે બધી ભાષાઓને માતૃભાષા શી રીતે બનાવાય, સિવાય કે બધી ભાષાઓને અાપણે અાપણી મા સમાન ગણીને અાદર અાપીએ. સંપૂર્ણ અાદર સાથે કહું છું કે સ્તનપાન અને દૂગ્ધપાન વચ્ચે મહત્વનો તફાવત છે, બંને સન્માનને લાયક છે તે છતાં પણ.

  37. Dear Dr Gunvantbhai Shah,

    As a person who can INFLUENCE many people’s minds through your writings,you must take lead to tell people that we-humans in general and we-Indians in particular are extremely-selfish;because we don’t care for anything-else or anybody-else,except for OURSELF or ME or MINE.

    I BELIEVE this is the DUTY of our RELIGIOUS-TEACHER to help us SEE or KNOW and REALISE GOD in our LIFE.

    But ages have past,but we-humans in general and we-Indians in particular have not only NOT KNOWN GOD,but also have failed to REALISE IN OUR LIFE..!!

    We-Indians KNOW GOD as BHAGAVAN PARAMAATMAN or LIFE,WHICH IS or WHO IS ALIVE IN OUR BODY-BRAIN-MIND etc.

    Generally WE-INDIANS BELIEVE IN NAMELESS,FORMLESS, BODYLESS,SELFLESS or UNSELFISH GOD or BHAGAVAN PARAMAATMAN.

    WE-INDIANS for ages have BELIEVED THAT GOD or BHAGAVAN PARAMAATMAN IS OUR FATHER,OUR MOTHER or OUR SELF and also the FATHER,the MOTHER or the SELF of ALL-BEINGS and ALL-THINGS called the WORLD or the UNIVERSE.

    We-Indians BELIEVE that WE-HUMANS,ALL-BEINGS and ALL-THINGS called the WORLD or the UNIVERSE ARE BORN-OFF or BORN-FROM and LIVE-IN BHAGAVAN PARAMAATMAN or GOD.

    But SADLY NOT ONLY WE KNOW that,but also WE DON’T WANT TO KNOW THAT.

    Therefore in a way WE-INDIANS ARE ATHEISTS or NAASTIKS.

    If we-Indians KNEW WHAT WAS GOD or WHO WAS GOD,
    then WE WOULD SEE HIM/HER/IT INSIDE-OF as well as OUTSIDE-OF EVERY-PARTICLES OF THE UNIVERSE ie WE WOULD KNOW THAT HE/SHE/IT LIVES INSIDE-OF as well as OUTSIDE-OF ALL-BEINGS and ALL-THINGS called the WORLD or the UNIVERSE.

    Therefore what I am saying is that unless and untill WE HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD,WHICH PRESENTLY WE DO NOT HAVE;EVERYTHING WE WOULD DO WOULD BE COMPLETELY USELESS.

    IT IS MY BELIEF THAT BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW GOD or that WE DON’T WANT TO KNOW GOD;therefore WE- INDIANS ARE SELFISH or LOVE or CARE FOR NOTHING-ELSE or NOBODY-ELSE,EXCEPT FOR OURSELF or ME or MINE.

    Think about that for a moment..!!

    rkpatel,
    wn,nz.

  38. સર આપનો ગુજરાતી ભાષા પરનો લેખ ગમ્યો. આપની વાત સાથે સહમત છુ.
    -સંકેત વર્મા.

  39. Dear Dr.Gunvant Shah

    I read your Article for Gujrati language in Sunday bhaskar on 14th feb 09 in E-paper. Sir I myself have studied in Gujarati Medium & Now My Son Is studying in English Medium school. As per The Bombay Primary Education trust rules and Act, 1949 It mandatory for All schools to offer Gujarati As a subject in the school. But Schools are not offering it. I have sent Written submissions to the school, DEO, Vadodara CM, Gujarat State, CBSE, New Delhi several times repeatedly. But very disappointed to tell you that none has taken any action till today.

    Don’t You think Sir, Though I ‘m Very proud that I Had been taught in gujarati medium but if we have absolutely no respect for our mother tongue, It will have no future.
    Also the nature favours those Who is fit to survive.

    Still I hope for the best of Gujarati Language.

    Best Regards

    • Sorry, Dr. Gunvant Shah does have an email id, but he does not access it. So, it would be a waste for you. It would be better for you to call or write a letter. Regards

  40. Dear Gunvant Uncle,
    Since 1991 when I was in SSC at St. X’aviers Gamdi, Anand I start reading your writing and it helps me to build my life. As a christian I have a lot of influence from Bible (Jesus) and second is you…that’s why I said Uncle earlier.
    Thank you for your writing..Keep writing…May God gives you more more thoughts…
    I would appropriate if you can email me on thisisvk@hotmail.com

    You really help me to become who I am today.

    Love always..
    VK Macwana

  41. Dr.G.B.Shah,

    What an extra ordinary mind of you sir,
    i am one the friend of you.
    In past I was read so much paragraph of you which have been published in Divya bhaskar.
    Now days i cann’t because of Job.

    whatever else but I proud to be an indian & on you such as a great individual.
    According to me Two types of people born in earth one is leader and second one is follower.
    You’ve born as a leader for sake of thought of general human being.

    Best Reagards!
    Shailesh Kochar

    http://shakoc.blogspot.com//

  42. Dear sir mr. GUNVANT SHAH

    I am a regular reader of your articles from last few years. Its my heartly request to you please write for INDIA’s young generation, please write on problem of youth and also try to guide right way of life by your articles.Very few articles i found regarding young generation who are suffer from wrong way’s and wrong thoghts towards life.

  43. Namshkar,

    Wish u many many happy returns of the day (belated)
    May god shower HIS blessing & ur Readers shower their love always on u….

    I’m reading ur lyrical essays since I was of 13. I find them not only intersting bt pathshowing and motivating. I want to say many things bt I cant write on blog even without ur permission so I’ll send u a letter & wish that u’ll reply positively.

  44. Aadarniy snehi Shree Gunvantbhai,
    Sadar pranam.Hu ek eva pita ni putri chu jemne mane varsa ma CARDIOGRAM,VICHARO NA VRINDAVAN MA etc. vachata ane samajata shikhavuy.
    Chitralekha ma tamari latest katar vanchi.Hu pan GUJRATI BHASHA ne bachavva mara thi bantu karva taiyar chu.Sharuat mara j Pune ni bording school ma bhanela mari dikari-NEHAL(21) ane dikaro-HARSH(19) thi kari rahi chu. Tamari sauthi vadhu aabhari chu,mane maru PRIYAJAN olakhata shikhavyu.PREM ne samji saki ane ena ehsas thi mari zindagi ne khushnuma banavi saki.
    Tamara thaki hamesha GUJRATI hovanu gaurav jalavvani manokamna rakhu chu.
    Chalo GUJArti RAAT ne soneri sawar aapiye.
    JAI GUJRAT
    Jyoti na pranam.

  45. Helo sir,

    I am your great fan and i have read your every book. i have listened you at Rajkot in Rastriyshala hall for your panchshil padyatra. I am too much egar to meet you once so plz give us an opportunity to meet you at your place Baroda. I would like to get philosophical and other knowledge from you. I need only your 30 minutes. so plz give me your valuable time.

    Regards,
    Vaishali parekh

  46. respected shri gunvantji,

    namaskar,

    i am a businessman having little time to read (an excuse). but i read your vicharo na vrindavan regularly. also i have read krishna nu jivan sangeet and kabira khada bazar mein. i am desperate to read your all the books if my business (again an excuse) will allow me.

    i have make my daugher read you regularly, she is good fan of yours. i, from the bottom of my heart, am thankfull to you for diverting my daughters mind towards our own country and culture. your pattern of writing and word selection are realy troubling one’s thoughts, if one is realy a human being.

    sometime, i may not agree with you, but, some prejudiced thoughts are gone. this thoughts are driven away by force of words and sanatan satya injected in your writtings.

    ones again thanks for troubling my and my daughter’s thoughts.

    yours by heart,
    zaverilal patel.

  47. i m a big fan of yours.
    your have the to make people think.
    i seriously appreciate you and your topics.
    we can get the idea how to leave a life .

  48. i m a big fan of yours.
    your have the power to make people think.
    i seriously appreciate you and your topics.
    we can get the idea how to leave a life .

  49. hi i am big fan of yours

    મુ. શ્રી ગુણવંતભાઈ

    આજના સમયમાં ગાંધીજી અપ્રસ્તુત બન્યા નથી, વાસ્તવમાં આપણે જ વ્યકિત તરીકે અને પ્રજા તરીકે અપ્રસ્તુત બની ગયા છીએ.

    જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત !
    જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત,
    દીપે અરૂણું પરભાત,
    ધ્વજ પ્રકાશશે ઝળળ કસુંબી, પ્રેમશૌર્યઅંકીત;
    તું ભણવ ભણવ નીજ સંતતી સઉને, પ્રેમ ભક્તીની રીત –
    ઉંચી તુજ સુંદર જાત,
    જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત.

    ઉત્તરમાં અંબા માત,
    પુરવમાં કાળી માત,
    છે દક્ષીણ દીશમાં કરંત રક્ષા, કુંતેશ્વર મહાદેવ;
    ને સોમનાથ ને દ્ધારકેશ એ, પશ્ચીમ કેરા દેવ-
    છે સહાયમાં સાક્ષાત
    જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત.

    નદી તાપી નર્મદા જોય,
    મહી ને બીજી પણ જોય.
    વળી જોય સુભટના જુદ્ધરમણ ને રત્નાકર સાગર;
    પર્વત ઉપરથી વીર પુર્વજો, દે આશીષ જયકર-
    સંપે સોયે સહુ જાત,
    જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત.

    તે અણહીલવાડના રંગ,
    તે સીદ્ધ્રરાજ જયસીંગ.
    તે રંગ થકી પણ અધીક સરસ રંગ, થશે સત્વરે માત !
    શુભ શકુન દીસે મધ્યાહ્ન શોભશે, વીતી ગઈ છે રાત-
    જન ઘુમે નર્મદા સાથ,
    જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત.

    – કવી નર્મદ

  50. Respected Sri Gunvantkaka.
    Jay sri Krishna.

    Sir, your name should be like this”Dr Gunvant”krishna” B Shah”
    as you and Sri Dongreji Maharaj Knows “Sri Krishana” Well this is my perception or can say thought,
    I have read Krishna Nu Jivan Sangeet, it is a avtar of “Sri Geetaji” or “Srimad Bhagvat Geetaji”, and one more part of your thinking is you are truly “Sarva Dharma Premi” you Have learned “Mahtama Gandhiji” well and folowing too.

    from where i can buy Audio CD of your Pravachan’s please inform us through news papaer. i do not want your address to distrub you Sir,

    I am reguler reader of Sunday Divyabhashkar, “Vicharo na Vrindavanma” my humble request to focus(as you know better then politicians) Indo-Pak relationship from the Aryan Time, to minimise komy Ver-Zer.
    With respectfull regards
    I.C.Gandhi parivar(surat)
    Chandresh(member)

  51. EK KAVITA………….GUNVANTJI ……..

    AAJ KAL RAGON ME KHOON DODATA HI NAHI, TO KHOLEGA KAHA SE ?
    JISM SIRF JISM HAI KISI ME ROOH HI NAHI TO SAR UTHEGA KAHA SE?

    AISA NAHI HAI KI AAG NAHI,PAR HAR AAG KO ROTI PAKANI HOTI HAI,
    KOI APANA GHAR JALATA NAHI, TO YE ANDHAKAR MITEGA KAHA SE?

    HAR EK SOCH BIK JATI HAI, HAR EK AHESAS MAR JATA HAI,
    AKHRI DUM TAK KOI JINDA RAHETA NAHI TO KUCHH BADLEGA KAHA SE?

    SAB APANI APANI ANKHE MUND KE DHRUTRASTRA BAN JATE HAI,
    DURYODHAN KA NANGAPAN DIKHATA NAHI TO LADAI LADEGA KAHA SE?

  52. Ek aur kavita… thodi alag mijaj ki………..

    ISHQ KI RAHOn ME RHUAI MILI,
    ASMAN MILA AUR BEPANHAI MILI.

    JADE MERI JITANI GAHARI USME UTARI,
    MERE KAD KO UTANI UNCHAI MILI.

    ISHQ KI ROSHANI ME DEKHA KHUD KO JAB,
    KHUDA DIKHA MUZAME KHUDAI MILI

    MAI BAHATA RAHA SADIYO KI TARAH,
    HAR LAMHE ME ITANI GAHARAI MILI.

    AAINE TOOT GAYE, TASVIREn MIT GAYI,
    MUZSE MAIn MILA AUR PHIR RIHAI MILI……….ISHQ KI RAHOn ME………..

  53. namaskar…..

    gunvantji…………..

    hu tamara lekho vanchu chhu.ane bija pan ghana lekhako na lekh vanchu chhu,pan me joyu chhe aa badha lekhako ”bjp” ”RSS” “” bajarangdal” “”vhp” jeva sangthano ne bhandtaj hoy chhe ane jane kongresh naj kem lekhako hoy aavu j lage chhe….hu nano hato tyar thi soniya gandhi ne jovu chhu .hal mari umar 28 year chhe haju sudhi jene rastrbhasa nathi aavadi …bharat gulami ma hato tyare kongresh ek aandolan hatu atyare ekaj parivar ni parti bani ne bethi chhe….ane biju k gujarat jetala muslimo bije mane nathi lagtu ke sukhi ane suraxit hoy…me aa side joi aama comment lakhnara badhha loko kon chhe vicharo tamar lekho no asar kona upar vadhare thay chhe viccharo………

  54. Hello Gentleman ,
    I am commerce student , freelancer ,too. I write articles in respect of Comon Voice and socio-economic problems. I want to make my career as a sucessful freelancer. So , can u guide me , how to apply 4 posting my articles in daily newspaper ?
    Arpan V. Shah ( Chahwala ),
    Umreth-388220.,
    ( M ) +91 9427892317.

  55. GUNVANTJI BIJI EK KAVITA…

    aao khelate hai ishwar ishwar,
    tu bane shrddha, mai banu patthar.

    aa sajaye is duniya ko milke hum,
    mai banu jami tu baras barish bankar.

    har dil me kare mukkamal chain-sukoon,
    mai banu roti, tuzse ho ummid mayssar.

    nasamji ne ulza ke rakha hai sab ko,
    rah dikau krishn sa me tu bane paygambar.

  56. GUNVANTJI VALI PACHHI BIJI EK KAVITA

    hum kabhi gulsitan ki taqdeer ko dekhate hai,
    aur kabhi is mausamo ki tasir ko dekhate hai,

    har badalte mausam ke sath uska rang badalata hai,
    hum jindagi ke paun me waqt ki janjir ko dekhate hai.

    har ek insan majboor hai bebas hai apane aap se hi kahi,
    hum apane jism pe kisi aur ki jageer ko dekhate hai.

    jab kabhi pareshan ho jate hai hum iss jaha se bahot,
    kahi tanhaiyo me jakar hum teri tasveer ko dekhate hai.

    aaj jab girata hai khoon kahi majahab ke naam par to,
    kabhi SAI ko dekhate hai, kabhi KABIR ko dekhate hai.

    do bhaioN ke bich ki ladai me kya hal hota hai apane ghar ka,
    kuchh ye samajane ke liye hum aaj ke kasmir ko dekhate hai.

    kyuN mukhtasar nahi apani manzil ko pana is jahan me itana,
    kabhi laila, kabhi farhad aur kabhi hum heer ko dekhate hai.

  57. Hello Gunvantbhai,
    First time I am visiting your blog and could not stop my self to write something.
    I remember in India whenever I read Sandesh & Divaybasker your article is my first choice to read. Really you have innovative spiritual thinking at the same also have very bold thoughts about any topic like Politics,Religion,Current news and many more.
    My mother was in hospital due to heart attack in Feb2008 I rush to India She pass away after I reach to hospital from airport.When I was coming back to Canada my uncle Balvantkaka(Dakor) give me your book Bagvan ni Tapal. Each episode of this book give me very much warm support when I read.You may remember in I call you when I was come back from job at late night and I was reading one of the chapter No 8 (Dukhanubuti)
    That time I decide that I will give this book on punyathi of my mother to all senior citizen who are member in Sanatan Mandir as my parent also were member of the same organisation when they visit Canada I am happy to told you that about 100 books of Bhagvan ni Tapal distribute on a very good function to all senior citizens at Sanatan Mandir in Feburary 2009 on my mother’s first punyatithi.So in 100 different family may be this book read by every family members and I also receive many call for this.
    I plan to visit India in mid of July 2009 with family and I will try to meet you personally and it will be memorable moment for me
    With regards to all your family
    Paresh Sukhadia & family
    North York,ON,Canada

  58. આપનો બ્લોગ જોઇ નિરાશા સાંપડી… !!
    લાગ્યું કે ગુજરાતીમાં હશે !!
    પણ અફસોસ…

    • Dear Sanjaybhai,

      Gunvant shah has many readers who also like translatin and would be happy to read in english. none the less, you will also get gujarati on the blog. regards

  59. Gunvantji ek aur kavita…………

    “kya hai bat, bat kuchh aur hai,
    bas yaro aaj kal sachaiyo ka jor nahi.

    partidhvani ban gayi hai awaz jaha ki,
    jo uthi thi dhwani uska kahi shor nahi.

    meri parchai muz se hai lambi bahot,
    ye sam hai dost mere koi bhor nahi.

    kuchh rasmo rivaj duniya ke aise hai,
    chukate raho bas uska koi chhor nahi.

    najane kis guman me phirta hai wo sakhs,
    jab ki uske hatho me uski bhi dor nahi

    than lo gar to aasman bhi pairo me girega,
    gandhi se sikha hai, ki ek adami bhi kamjor nahi.”

  60. Gunvantji ek aur kavita, jiska title hai….

    “something is missing”

    ek adami tha yahi kahi, jane kidhar gaya?

    suraj si aag thi, dariya ka josh tha,
    nadi sa chanchal aur ped sa nirdosh tha

    har ek dil ke kisi kone me rahata tha,
    har jagah mojood tha,
    insaniyat uski sakla thi,sarafat uska libas,
    aur sachhai uska wajood tha.

    akhari bar usko mohandas karamchnd gandhi ne manaya tha,
    poori duniya ko uska wajood samjaya tha.
    phir najane kaha kho gaya?

    kabhi kabhi kisi gaon ke kone me dikh jata hai,
    phir wapis kho jata hai, kahi tik kar rahta nahi ab wo,

    kisi PURUSH ko wo dikhe to use sabhalna aur kahana,

    ” tumhare bagair sab ulze pade hai,
    sab bhtakte ja rahe hai apni raho se.
    har taraf becheni aur bekarari hai,
    lalach aur makkari chhlkti hai nigaho se.

    hame apni jamin chaiye, hame bhi sukoon chahiye,
    jo bebas na ho kabhi hame aisa khoon chahiye.

    tumhari badi jaroorat hai yaha par. jaldi se wapis aao aur hame sambhlo
    kahi hum apani hi nazro se gir na jaye……”

  61. આદરણીય ગુણવંતભાઈ,
    નમસ્કાર !
    બ્લોગ માટે આપે ઘણી રાહ જોવડાવી. ગુજરાતમિત્રમાં ‘કાર્ડિયોગ્રામ‘ લખવાની શરૂઆત થઈ ત્યારથી આપની લેખન શૈલી અને વિચારોને માણવાનું લાગેલું વ્યસન હજી ચાલુ જ છે. શરૂઆતથી જ આપના લેખો પત્નીને વાંચી સંભળાવતો, ત્યારે જુવાન હતા આજે સિનિયર સિટીઝન થયા છીએ.રવિવારનું‘ દિવ્ય ભાસ્કરર‘ આવતાંની સાથે જ વિચારોના વૃંદાવનમાં વિહરવાની લાલચ રોકી શકતો નથી.હજી આપની કલમમાં એટલું જ તેજ છે, વિચારશક્તિને ઉમરનો ઘસારો લાગ્યો નથી.એવું લાગે છે કે જાણે આપે સમયને જીતી લીધો છે.
    ખૂબ ખૂબ ધન્યવાદ !
    પરભુભાઈ એસ મિસ્ત્રી

  62. Respected Sir,
    I am very happy with visit your blog. Sir I am regularly read your colulm in news paper & where at available. I am very happy when i heard at water park mehsana in sadbhavna shibir. Sir your work for society is genious work & Give us courage to trust in current situation.
    Long live & More write.

    Sincerely Regards
    From: Imdadkhan

  63. dear sir,
    aapnu lekhan aajana yuva varg mate che ? —- ha to te tya sudhi pahoche che ke nahi teni jvabdari kone aapvi ?
    aapna lekho ane pustako ghana psand aaviya mara dada pachi kaka ane pchi hu pan aapna lakhanno chahak chu.
    namaskar sathe aabhar !
    hasmukh from sangli (maharastra)

  64. GUNVANTJI BIJI EK KAVITA……………..

    HU GUJRATI MA AA KAVITA NHATHI LAKHATO TE BADAL MAFI CHAHU CHHU…………

    BANI SAKE TO BHASHA NA BANDHANO THI UPAR JAYI NE AANA BHAV SAMJSHO TO ANAND THASHE………

    “waqt ka hai khel sara ham bas khilone hai,
    jo hona hai wahi hona hai phir kyu ye rone hai?

    sab ki apani apani zanzire hai, apane asman hai,
    sab ke apane dard hai aur apane apane rone hai,

    kis bat ka guman hai kis bat ka hai naz tuzko,
    lakho chale gaye tere jise, lakho tuzse hone hai

    dharti suraj chand sitare sukar man in sab ka tu,
    tera kya wajood hai tere karm kitane bone hai.

    jake kaha chupaoge apane karmo ke tukdo ko,
    batado in ko ki waha asaman me kaha kone hai?

    ek bharam hai waqt ka jism ka aur phir hone ka,
    wahi se suru hai sab, khatam wahi hone hai.

    adhura har koi hai yaha, har koi hai poora bhi,
    tod doge bharam sare phir roshan raste hone hai”

  65. હિમાંશુભાઈ,
    તમે આ શું માંડ્યું છે ?!
    આટલી બધી કવિતાઓનો તોપમારો ચલાવવાનો હોય ભલા માણસ ?
    આપની કવિતાની પ્રસિદ્ધિ માટે આપના પોતાના બ્લોગનો ઉપયોગ કરતા
    હો તો વધારે સારું.

  66. ગુણવંતભાઈ,
    ૭મી જુનના દિવ્યભાસ્કરમાં, વિચારોના વૃંદાવનમાં લેખ વાંચ્યો ઘણું સારું લાગ્યું…અસિત્ત્વનો ઉત્સવ..ઈશાવાસ્યમ ઉપરનું આપનું પુસ્તક મારી પાસે છે ઘણા વર્ષો પહેલા વાંચ્યું….તમે લખ્યુ તે સાચુ કે,…પોતાની માતા કેટ્લી સુંદર તે જાણવા માટે પણ બાળકે માતાની ગોંદમાંથી દૂર જવું પડે છે. અહી રહીં વધુ અવકાશ મળતા સંસ્કૃ તિ અને સાહિત્યપ્રેમ વધતા જાય છે..થોડા સમય પહેલા બ્લોગ શરુ કર્યો…લેસ્ટરગુર્જરી, તેમાં વિવિધ કૃતિઓ રજુ કરતો રહું છુ..આપને પણ ભાવભર્યુ નિમંત્રણ છે, પધારો.અંતે,..
    ઢળ્યા ધરતી ઉપર પંકજ પ્રભુચરણે ચઢેલા છે,
    પીંછું ગાલે ફેરવતા હાથ લોહીથી રંગેલા છે.
    અહિંસા,સત્ય,અપરિગ્રહ,ગીતાના મૂલ્ય કચડી દઈ,
    કરાવે બ્રહ્મહત્યા તે અમર કયારે થયેલાં છે ?

  67. are maaf karjo………

    me mari ke mari kavita ni parasiddhi mate aa blog ujpar kavita nathi lakhi……

    maro matra ek j dhyey hato ke ek var ene gunvantji vanche….

    bija badha nu to vicharyu j nahatu……..

    maherbani kari ne maff karsho…….

    ane mari moderators ne vinanti chhe ke mari badhi j kavita delete kari nakho……

    very much sorry…… maro evo koij aim na hato ke aana thi hu prasiidhi melavu…

  68. Sir,

    I want to meet you or talk to you. Hu tamne mali shaku 6u? Aney haa toh cya aney cyare hu nhanpan thi j aap na badha j article vanchu 6u. Aney jo koi juna chhapa maa pan koi aap no article joi jau toh badhu chhodi ne pan e vanchun 6u pa6i bhale ne e pahela vanchelo hoy. Aap na article maa koi divas vaasi panu nath aavtu. Jyare pan vaancho tyare taju lakhelu j laage 6. Ketlo pan juno article ke subject hoy pan aap ni kalam maa thi jyare e sarjan paame 6 tyare e evergreen bani jay 6.
    Aap na article maa thi hu ghanu j shikhyo 6u aney ghanu badhu life maa apnavyu 6.
    I am your very little but really crazy fan.

    Regards,

    Anis Shaikh

  69. I am eager to pass some of my thoughts to Shri Gunvant Shah Sir. How can I get their e-mail ID? Will they provide e-mail ID to a layman like me?

  70. Respected Gunvantbhai
    It is a great pleasure to hear you on Krishna…
    after very very long time. I think as some one has suggested it will be more contributing if you cam meet us through MP3.
    Thanks for the blog.
    Rekhaben and Ranjitbhai
    (of Valsad but at present at USA).

    • Rwspected Ranjitbhai,

      Gunvantbhai’s new book on Krishna is coming in December and you will be pleased to know that it will contain a MP-3 which will be atteched with the book. Thank you for your interest and response

  71. Dear Sir,

    Tame ketlu sachu lakhyu 6 in the article of this sunday ke CONGRESS MUSALMANO NE SECULER BANVA NATHI DETU NE B.J.P. HINDU O NE SECULER BANVA NATHI DETUL.

    Kintu parantu shu aa dekh seva no business lai ne besela o ne etli pan khabar nathi padti ke jo MISSILE JO ENA GANTAVY STHAN PER EK DORO PAN HATHI JAY TOH ENA TARGET THI KETLAY KILOMETER DOOR JAI NE PADE 6.

    Shu R.S.S. ke je maro aadarsh 6 e etlu pan B.J.P. ne nathi samjavi saktu????????

    Regards,

    Anis Shaikh

  72. Dear Mr Anis Shaikh,

    Not only YOURSELF,but also ANYBODY WHO WRITES here, there or anywhere,but please write either in ENGLISH-LANGUAGE or GUJARATI-LANGUAGE..!!

    Think about that for a moment..!!

    rkpatel,
    wn,nz.

  73. I was your fan since ’82 but now I came to the conclusion that you are an arogent writer only not thinker.
    But today i found some meaningful content in your column in Divyabhaskar Sunday.

    Thank you,
    Vashram Barad,
    Sharda Mandir,
    Paldi,
    Ahmedabad-7

  74. Ms. Batul,

    Can you please set these comments to appear to have latest posted on the top. And then decending till the first one.

    It will help to regular visitors to check the latest comments on top and wont have to traverse through the end ot the entries.

    I guess there must be some setting to be done to have this.

    Thanks – Hardik

  75. dear sir,
    i am 25 yr amdavadi. i have grown up reading your articles in different newspapers. thanks for your literature. you have cultured several families through your article in newspapers over years. i thank you again.
    deepak

  76. Respected Sir,

    Myself Chandresh Soni , in Jewelry manufacturing Business for 15 Years. I have start Foreigh’s latest technology based jewelry manufacturing process in ahmedabad and i donot understand why people of our ahmedabad are not accepting all the new things very easily. i would like to describe whole this thing and would like to meet you once . could i get an appointment to meet to you ? sir , This kind of technology can create revolution in ahmedabad jewelry industry. Please try to give me chance to meet to you . Mo – 9998845056

  77. Pujya Gunvantbhai,

    I am very impressed from your thoughts and beliefs. In my personal liabrary i have many books Authored by you. I am a jain by religion, and read your book ” Mahamanav Mahaveer” and like it very much. Then after i purchased 20 books from R.R. Sheth , Mumbai and given gift to my friends and relatives. I regularly read your column in Divya Bhaskar. I stay in virar, Mumbai. I further want to draw your attention at reference given by you in the said book page:74, “Mahaveer Darshan” Written by Shri Ramanbhai Patel, Atma Jagruti Trust, Mamani Pole, Vadodara. I wanted to have the said book, can you guide me where the same can be available in mumbai, or can you give me Telephone No. of Atma Jagruti Trust, so that I can get book by post, by talking to them.

    Regards.
    CA. Alpesh Shah

  78. હુ તમારા આર્ટિકલ નિયમિત વાન્ચુ છુ…. તમારો આભાર્

  79. Dear Great Sir

    i m very very excited with your thouth. sir recently i was attended your lecture at RAJVADO. since i was very excited. sir, i was just reading your Best article “Krishna ane Manav Sambhando”

    Thanks
    BHarat

  80. Dear Gunvantbhai 2.8 09 baroda ph 2350718
    My sunday starts with your column. but today i was very much disspointed. your article such a good one with Rakhis swayanvar in Highlight? i thought you are writing on that topic
    please Gunvantbhai dont encourage this cheap lady or other sale deeds on front page where your write up is there
    LLord Krishna with Rakhi? not matching at all……..my library with your books is dignified one…….Rakhi who is she? I dont see her swanvar at all…
    Wish you all Happy Janmastami
    Me and my Late husband Rashmibhai your all time and life time prashanshak
    Vishakhaben
    A

  81. આદરણિય ગુણવંતભાઈ
    2/08/09 રવિવારના દિવ્ય-ભાષ્કરની પૂર્તિમાં આપના લેખ સાથે રાખી જેવી એકટ્રેસની જાહેરાત મૂકી ભાષ્કરે જાહેરાતની આવક આપના લેખ કરતાં વધારે કિમતી છે તે સ્પષ્ટ રીતે જણાવી સાબિત કરી દીધું છે. આપના લેખના મથાળે જ જે શબ્દો આજની રાત —- ફેંસલાની રાત જેવા મોટા ટાઈપથી આપના લેખની મજાક ઉડાવતા હોય તેવું જણાય છે. જાહેરાતની આવકની આટલી બધી જરૂરિયાત હોય તો આપના લેખને બીજા પાના ઉપર સમાવી લેવો જોઈતો હતો. આવા જાહેરાતના જ માત્ર લાલચુ પત્રકારો સાથે આપનું સંવનન આપના વિચારોથી પ્રભાવિત થતા મારા જેવા અનેક વાચકોના મન અને લાગણી દુભાવાનું કારણ બન્યું છેં. આપ આ વિષે શું વિચારો છો ? માત્ર અને માત્ર આપ જેવા અને શ્રી કાંતિ ભટ્ટ જેવાના લેખો વાચવા માટે ભાષ્કર મંગાવનારા મારાં જેવા વાચકો જો આ રીતે જ પત્રકાર વર્તતા રહેશે તો ફેર વિચારણા કરવી પડ્શે ! આશા રાખીએ કે આ રીતે ભવિષ્યમાં આપના જેવા લબ્ધ પ્રતિષ્ઠિત લેખક સાથે આવી હલકી જાહેરાતો નહિ મૂકવાનું પત્રકાર વિચારશે અને આ કૃત્ય માટે પણ દિલગીરી વ્યકત કરશે !

    સ-સ્નેહ
    અરવિંદ
    માત્ર અને માત્ર આપના તરફની અનહદ માન અને આદરની લાગણી હોઈ કંઈ વધારે લખાય ગયું હોય તો દરગુજર કરવા વિનંતિ !

  82. આદરણીયશ્રી ગુંણવંતભાઇ,

    ખરેખર ભવ્ય શબ્દવૈભવ છે આપની પાસે. આપના લેખ વાંચવાનું એક્વાર શરુ કર્યું એટલે બસ, ક્યારે પુરું કરવું એની લગામ આપના હાથમાં આવી જાય. ગુજરાતી ભાષાના મારા પ્રિયતમ અત્યારના લેખકોમાં આપને સ્થાન આપ્યા સિવાય રહી શકાતું નથી. અને હા, માત્ર ભવ્ય શબ્દવૈભવ એ મુખ્ય કારણ નથી. વિચારોને મુક્તપણે વહેવા દેવા, કોઇ જાતની શેહશરમ વિના એ બહુ ઓછા લેખકો કરી શકે છે. એટલે જ યુનિક છો તમે સાહેબ.
    આભાર.
    – ગુણેન્દ્ર

  83. gunvantbhai, i am ardent reader of your writing i have mostly all your books of course i desire to read ramayan i was happy to hear you please keep it up

  84. Dear sir,gunvant bhai,

    sat kaival saheb !

    Sir,first time with you contect. i hope you read me.my open university’s best three professore’s .i read always them last 25 years.pujya swami sadchchidanadji,gunvant bhai and ch.baxiji.
    sir.i request to you something write about a Danish chemist, sorenson in 1909 devised a very convenient method to express hydrogen ion concentration.whole world know it as pH.It is useful in control & regulation of chemical and biological process.also prevent to demage environment,material & human satisfy legal regulation.Now this method complete 100 year….so it’s remind your throught i want read on divya bhasker……to sir ho jaye….. sorry to any mistek by me because my english is not rich.
    Hitesh.k.patel
    Relience Green
    sec;11 – 43 – E
    Moti Khavdi,
    Dist: Jamnagar.
    Mob:9998218535

  85. Dear Gunvant Shah,

    Thanks a lot for starting your blog. I am really very fond of your writings, especially your writings on Krisha.

    Tejas

  86. Dear Mr. Shah,

    I have been reading your article in Divya bhaskar since one year, first it seem to be bit boring but then as i started discussing it with my friends i felt it should be read by every one who knows gujarati. This time your article on forgivness was very good. I feel mistakes sometimes(not repeatedly) should be forgiven but not crime. There is a humble request please write something on food which ultimately decides & had builted humar nature, hope if this could throw light on the people attitude.

    Thanking you,

    Hasit A. Trivedi

    • Dear Hasitbhia,

      It was good to read your frank opinion. let me tell you that Gunvant bhai has written a book on Health named ‘maro Tyai Sudhi Jevo’ it contains articles on health. Thank you for your comment

  87. Dear Gunvantbhai,

    Thank you so much for all the articles, its humble request to post something in our own Gujarati language.

    We are very fond of your gujarati writing.

    warm regards,
    Neepra.com

  88. શ્રી ઉત્તમભાઈ ગજ્જરે મોકલાવેલ મેઈલના અનુસંધાનમાં તા.26/08/2009
    અરુણભાઈ,
    મારી અલ્પમતિ મુજબ મને તો એમ સમજાય છે કે આપની બોલી ભલે ઢોડિયા બોલી હોય, બોલીને કોઈ અલગ લિપિ હોતી નથી. એમાં વાતચીત થઈ શકે. લખતી વખતે લિપિનો સહારો લેવો પડે.ચાહે તે ગુજરાતી હોય, દેવનાગરી હોય કે અંગ્રેજી હોય. નિશાળે દાખલ થઈને આપણે પહેલ વહેલા જે અક્ષરો શીખ્યા તે થઈ આપણી માતૃભાષા. ભલે આપણી માતાએ તે અક્ષરો ઘુંટ્યા ન પણ હોય.કહેવત છે કે બાર ગાઉએ બોલી બદલાય !
    ગુજરાતના અલગ અલગ વિભાગોમાં એકસરખી ગુજરાતી બોલાતી નથી.લ્હેકો બદલાય ,શબ્દોનું ચલણ પણ બદલાય છતાં તે કહેવાય તો ગુજરાતી જ;આમ હું સમજું છું. સાચું ખોટું તો વિદ્વાનો જાણે.ઘણા ઢોડિયા પટેલો મારા મિત્રો છે,તેમની સાથે ભણ્યો છું, નોકરી પણ કરી છે અને તેમના કુટુંબો સાથે મારે ઘરોબો છે; તેમને કોઇને ગુજરાતી ભાષા પારકી ભાષા લાગતી નથી આપની જેમ તેઓ પણ હવે ઢોડિયા બોલી ભૂલવા લાગ્યા છે, એટલું જ નહિ, તેઓ ઉત્કૃ્ષ્ટ કક્ષાનું ગુજરાતી બોલી -લખી જાણે છે.નેશનલ બુક ટ્રસ્ટ, દિલ્હીના ઉપતંત્રી શ્રી ભાગ્યેન્દ્રકુમાર પટેલ કે જેઓ ભિનાર તા. વાંસદાના વતની છે
    ડો.વિષ્ણુપ્રસાદ ત્રિવેદી કહેતા કે આજના માણસને ઓછામાં ઓછી ચાર ભાષા તો આવડવી જ જોઈએ. એક-તેની માતૃભાષા (પ્રાદેશિક ભા્ષા), બીજી- હિંદી (રાષ્ટ્રભાષા) ,ત્રીજી-અંગ્રેજી (ઈન્ટર નેશનલ ભાષા) અને ચોથી અન્ય કોઈ પણ ભાષા.અંગ્રેજીની આભડછેટ રાખીશું તો પછાત રહી જઈશું.
    આપને ધન્યવાદ આપવા ઘટે કે આપે ગુજરાતીમાં ઉચ્ચ કક્ષાનું સાહિત્ય વાંચ્યું છે અને ટેકનિકલી સક્ષમ બનવા માટે અંગ્રેજી પણ સારું વાંચ્યું છે.
    શુભેચ્છા સહ
    પરભુભાઈ એસ મિસ્ત્રી
    54 શ્રી રામનગર સોસાયટી
    ગ્રીડ રોડ, કબીલપોર
    નવસારી

  89. પ્રિય ગુણવંતભાઈ,
    સાદર નમસ્કાર.
    બ્લોગ માટે અભિનંદન !!
    તમારી દરેક કોલમો હું વાંચવાનો આદી છું,તમારી કલમ અને વિચારો માટે મને ખુબ જ માન છે.તમારો મિત્ર છું. હું પણ સાહિત્યકાર, પત્રકાર, તંત્રી અને એડવોકેટ છું.
    જો તમે ગુજરાતી બચાવોમાં માનતા હોય, તમે ગુજરાતી અખબારો અને સામયિકોમાં ગુજારાતી જ કોલમ તથા લેખો લખો છો અને તેના સંમેલન ના મુખ્ય વકતા પણ આપ બની ચૂકયા છો તો પછી સાહેબ બ્લોગ પણ ગુજરાતી માં જ કેમ લખતા નથી?!

    – હા, અંગ્રેજી બ્લોગ ચાલુ રાખો અને ગુજરાતી પણ ચાલુ રાખો !! પણ માત્ર અંગ્રેજી બ્લોગ રાખવાથી ઓછું ભણેલા અથવા ભણેલા છતાં પણ અંગ્રેજી સમજી ન શકતા અને માત્ર ગુજરાતી વાંચતા તમારા વાચક મિત્રો સાથે તમે અન્યાય કરી રહ્યાં છો એઅમ નથી લાગતું તમને!!

  90. i m very very excited with your though.
    In India if any problem occurred or create like Latthakand, Atamarambapu, Ashok choudhary ,Rajsthan Gujjar obc problems,water,Electric, problems , etc..etc.
    If any problems come then people damage or destroy BUS,TRAIN,SHOP, etc etc
    it is a not solution of problems, but it incries or create new problems for all.
    so you start a program in your “KOLAM“ to aver the People, why he Destroy or damage Public property?
    Public property it is “OUR“ property, so do not Damage or Destroy it….
    I REQUEST you start a…….program….of…

    “ SAVE PUBLIC PROPERTY AVERNUS PROGRAM “
    sorry to any mistake by me because my English is not rich.

  91. Dear Sir
    My name is Mugat Patel. i work in indian gujratai paper in 4 years in london for last 5 years ago.
    I know even where u live in baroda. Akota right.
    any way i dont like you wright your nice article in divya bhaskar because they are not good publisher.
    do you know Mr. Mukesh Amin he work before in Gujarat Samachar and now in Sandesh.
    any way i know Navin Shan. and Falgunbahi patel as well.
    I know Kiranbhai Vadodaria as well i respecat him because of Bhupatbhai Sahib Vadodairiaji.
    Please reply me on my email asap sir.

    Thnanks
    Mugat Patel

  92. I BELIEVE for us-educated-Indians,it is ABSOLUTELY-NECESSARY to KNOW whether WE ARE OUR NAME and FORM ie BODY-BRAIN-INTELLECT-MIND etc called OURSELF.

    In short ARE WE SELFISH or ARE WE UNSELFISH..!!

    Because WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE of OURSELF ie whether KNOWING IF WE ARE SELFISH or WE ARE UNSELFISH if we-so-called-humans,like INSECTS,BIRDS,BEASTS,BRUTES or ANIMALS too would just LOVE or CARE FOR OURSELF or ME or MINE;then not only everything we have done till this moment or would do in future would have absolutely-no-use,but also even our HUMAN-AVATAAR would be COMPLETELY-USELESS..!!

    Think about that for a moment..!!

    rkpatel,
    wn,nz.

    • ભાઇ આર કે પટેલ,

      અહીંના જેવું બીજું ઠેકાણુ તમને મુંઝવતા સવાલોના જવાબ મેળવવા માટે ભાગ્યે જ બીજે મળશે.

      લગે રહો આરકેભાઇ, તમે કદાચ ગુણવંત શાહને એમની ગાઢ નીંદ્રામાંથી જગાડી કાઢો.

  93. “VADIL” Shri GUNVANT ji….

    I m n electircal engineer, living in RAJKOT. the articles written by Dr. GUNVANT SHAH are really inspiring us towards our thought of life. The articles written in such a way that u cant stop your self after just reading the title.
    \
    I read all articles published in DIVYA BHASKAR- i never forget to keep cutting of that article with me.

    the article on LORD KRISHNA is best article, also the articles on Muslims also inspired us… one must throu understand all the words and events.

    best wishes……

  94. dear sir,

    aapno divya bhaskarno ravivarno lekh vanchi ghano aanand thayo, aa duniyama everage people je rite varte chhe jive chhe ane tenathi judu vartan bija kare to te gunegar ganay te aajna samay mate nagn satya chhe, je sachu bole tene sahan karvanu aave chhe.

  95. Hello Sir,
    I am one of your fans of the article “Vicharo na Vrundavan maan”

    Today i read your article in Divya bhaskar With Title “R.S.S ne Ek Gorbachof ni jaroor chhe.”

    hope you know RSS very well… but before that i would like to say that the outer look of RSS ( UNIFORM ) shown in the Cartoon is a bit differ. so as in last Baudhik of Respected Mohanji at Trimandir, Ahmedabad…. , he also spoked that to learn swimming we have to go in water, Reading or looking from coast we cant learn swimming. it is same like that..

    i would like to have reply over here or on my personal mail id.

    Thank you

    Sandeep Prajapati

  96. Mr. Gunavantbhai,
    Namaskar,
    I am totaly disagree with your views on RSS in Divyabhaskar, sunday on 20th Sep.Because it is totaly irrelevent in present context… as sangh is growing day by day and that is why a people like u has to take note of it very oftenly.

    According to u, ‘Sangh will be in musiem only.’ ….on this …Nehru also wanted to crush sangh..but..he could not. And mind that whole army of secularists can not…!!!!! Because we are born to counter it and protect our nation. Sangh and their swayamsevak number is increasing daily since last 82 yrs that to also selflessly in the interest of this Hindurashtra. pls..Show me a social sanghathan like sangh which has survived and grown for these many yrs apat from this ‘Nehru & secularist mentality’.
    Another point I would like to add is…….I am a third generation swayamsevak …so, your argument of ‘youths do not join RSS’ is baseless.

    And one simple question…..Why should sangh take care of crazy muslims? Mind well…we respect rashtravadi muslims like Dr. APJ Kalam. But for jehadi muslims …there should not be place in India.

    And pls remember, even ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ could not change them & their mentality…..and ultimately……freedom…..resulted in partition, who are we people to upgrade them….I think…we can not……

    I personaly feel that you may do it…very well..so, go ahed

    Sangh have its own ideology and will be developed and grown accordingly………….not on advise of Gunvant shah.

    ‘Bhai salah apvi saheli chhe…….amal kari batavo…..matra 100 jehadi muslims ne shuddha rashtravadi muslims banavi apo……. chalo….bakinu ame kari laishu…..to mane lage chhe Gunavant shah ne ‘zannat’ malshe….!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    So, pls don’t give advise……start your mission…… You have many more things to do….Good luck……………

    • It is IMPOSSIBLE to CHANGE ie STOP MUSLIM-JEHADI KILLING INNOCENT-HUMANS.

      But KILLING them is not the ANSWER also..!!

      Therefore PUNISHMENT of JEHADI-MUSLIMS,as well EDUCATING them to not HURT,HARM,INJURE,KILL,DESTROY
      etc is the ONLY WAY..!!

      In FIGHTING JEHADIS if it becomes NECESSARY to even KILL THEM,then WE SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID TO DO SO.

      But JUST KILLING JEHADI-MUSLIMS,let alone ANY-CRIMINAL FOR THAT MATTER is OBVIOUSLY not the ANSWER.

      Like GANDHIJI has had said about 100 years AGO that by KILLING CRIMINALS WOULD DOUBLE SINS OF WORLD..!!

      Therefore WE MUST FIGHT SINS as well SINNERS of the WORLD..!!

      Think about that for a moment..!!

      rkpatel,
      wn,nz.

  97. gujwant shah garwa gujrati chhe……….gujwantbhai na badhaj pustako——khas kari ne—tahuko…..man na megh-dhanush…………….aflatun chhe……….gujrati bhasha na vidwan -vakta–lekhan ne shat-shat namaskat——–hu avo ak gujrati jeni —hu gujrati aj wat thi gaj gaj fule chhati—————PRASHANT BHATT—–M-9824298927—BHAVNAGAR

    • “મહંત, મુલ્લા ને પાદરી” પણ સરસ પુસ્તક છે.
      “સરદાર એટલે સરદાર” માં ભારતીય ઈતિહાસ ની ઝલક માણી શકો છો!

  98. Hon’ble Shah Saheb
    Accept my ‘vandan’. Almost everyday I read at least one essay penned by you. Apart from your reading, it is your contemplative frame of mind that brings your words closer to the point you discuss. You might have forgotten that I have had the privilege of meeting you personally on a couple of occasions. Do you remember the secret of my personal life that I once shared with you ? I yearn to see you to be blessed if I chance to come to Vadodara.

  99. માનનીય ગુણવંત શાહ
    ઈસ્માઈલ મારું નામ હું ભારતીય ચુ ,હું આપ નો વાચક ચુ , હમણાં મારી મારા દેશ ભારત ની ટુંકી મુલાકાત દેર્મિયન આપ ની કોલમ માં જુઠા એન્કાઉન્તેર વિષે વાંચી ગણું દુખ થયું , આપે મારા દિલ નું આપ ની કલમ વડે એન્કાઉન્તેર કરી નાખ્યું , હવે થી હું આપ ના લેખો વાંચવા ને લાયક રહ્યો નથી ,આપે જે રીતના વણજારા જેવા શરીફ બદમાશ માટે લાગણી બતાવી તે જોતા મને એમ લાગે છે કે ગુ.શા અને વણજારા માં કેટલો ફર્ક હોઈ શકે .

  100. My Dear Gunvantbhai,
    I’m a regular reader of your articles since last 20 years or so. I have gone through last Sunday’s “Vicharona Vrundavanma”.My instinct feeling borne with a strange fear after (…….it was also before with my own self) reading….it strikes me for what was behind your words, beyond words & what left unsaid by you in the article.
    As a Hindu, I respect Islam because of non-resist culture….but Hindu’s culture of respecting other belief does not help to continue safe & fearless existence …..I keep asking myself why Gandhi did not created two nations where in both communities live peacefully…..staying totally separate ……. When two uterine brothers are separated there is a philosophy which becomes alive with freedom & there is no room for violence …..Each of them live their own way….Gandhi unfortunately defeated in shaping new India with brotherhood, love & peace. I know with my own experience that sometime the Truth is more terrible than a horror…..
    I do enjoy you every Sunday in Divya Bhaskar.I was lucky to visit your home being a close friend of H.B……Salil Dalal now in Canada. I’m thinking to join Baba Ramdev mission after my retirement…..
    With love & deep regards…..
    Ashok Thakkar,
    87,Jaylaxmi Society,
    Near shripal nagar,
    Old Padra Road,Baroda.Tel No:2351449

    • Dear Ashokbhai,

      I wish to inform you that I have been able to internalize the feelings, thank you and keep writing to me

      Gunvant shah

  101. shri gunvant sir….
    apne moklaveli mari pehli navalkatha…OH!Nayantara mali gai hase……aap na ashirwad thi pehli lakhi che…….
    naresh k. dodia

  102. Respected Gunvantbhai Shah,

    By reading your article ” VICHARO NA VRUNDAVAN MAU ” in Divya Bhaskar -SUNDAY on 11th Oct. 2009 “CHEHRA PAR SUNKAR NU LINPAN GUNPAN”i really excited and intend to express my heartiest THANKS abour your wonderful thoughts in your blog.

    Having very known name and by regular reading of your articals in DB-gujarati news papers-weekly edition, i was eager to see you personally.

    And about some time back, i was came to your home with our relatives Mr. Pratapbhai Shah ( Saurashtra Samachar- Bhavnagar ) and their daughter in law Ms. Ushaben Shah, and by that way i first time meet you and was very happy.

    And, now again also i’m interested to meet and talk with you……….

    According to your name ” Gunvant ” it realy seems that there are so many best human qualities (gujatati mau jane kahe che “GUN” ) in your thoughts,services and presentation.

    We have proud for your thoughts and social receration activities undertaken by you and prey to GOD for your healthy and long life to lead the new generation and our society in the field of LITERATURE……

    Your’s sincere beliver…..
    Bipin Patel,
    Civil Contractor-Vadodara
    Mob. 98253 03216

  103. What is IMPORTANT is to KNOW WHAT IS LOVE or WHO IS LOVE..!!

    LOVE is not only between a MAN and a WOMAN;but also between ANY TWO BEINGS or a BEING and a THING..!!

    Therefore LOVE is CARE and therefore LOVE is RELATIONSHIP.

    That is to LOVE is to CARE FOR either OTHER-HUMAN/S or OTHER-BEINGS and/or OTHER-THINGS called the WORLD or the UNIVERSE..!!

    So what is IMPORTANT is RELATIONSHIP not only with OTHER-HUMANS,but also with OTHER-BEINGS and OTHER-THINGS called the WORLD or the UNIVERSE..!!

    In that CONTEXT even RELATIONSHIP of MARRIAGE IS NOT-IMPORTANT..!!

    Because actually LOVE or CARE FOR the OTHER/S IS RELATIONSHIP..!!

    Therefore NOT MARRIAGE,but RELATIONSHIP IS IMPORTANT..!!

    The IRONY is that we-humans have not only NO-RELATIONSHIP with OTHER-HUMAN/S,but also with OTHER-BEINGS and OTHER-THINGS called the WORLD or the UNIVERSE..!!

    Therefore,WE-HUMANS HAVE NO-RELATIONSHIP either in MARRIAGE nor OUTSIDE MARRIAGE or with OTHER-HUMANS,OTHER-BEINGS and OTHER-THINGS called the WORLD or the UNIVERSE and therefore GOD WHO is BELIEVED to be LIVING INSIDE-OF and also OUTSIDE
    -OF ALL-HUMANS,ALL-BEINGS and ALL-THINGS or the WORLD or the UNIVERSE..!!

    Think about that for a moment..!!

    Because if we LOVED or CARED FOR the OTHER-HUMANS,OTHER-BEINGS and OTHER-THINGS called the WORLD or the UNIVERSE; then we would LOVE or CARE FOR GOD also;because WE-INDIANS have BELIEVED for AEONS that GOD or BHAGAVAN PARAMAATMAN lived INSIDE-OF as well as OUTSIDE-OF ALL-HUMANS,ALL-BEINGS and ALL-THINGS called the WORLD or the UNIVERSE..!!

    Ironically only in HUMAN-BODY-BRAIN-INTELLECT-MIND etc ie only in HUMAN-AVATAAR WE can not only KNOW,but also APPLY our KNOWLEDGE in RELATIONSHIP with not only OTHER-HUMAN/S, but also with OTHER-BEINGS and OTHER-THINGS called the WORLD or the UNIVERSE and also with GOD or BHAGAVAN..!!

    That is,it is neither POSSIBLE to KNOW,nor it is possible to APPLY KNOWLEDGE of WORLD or UNIVERSE of NAMES and FORMS
    Or GOD in BODY-BRAIN-INTELLECT-MIND etc of INSECTS,BIRDS, BEASTS,BRUTES or ANIMALS..!!

    Think about that for a moment..!!

    Because WE-HUMANS have neither RELATIONSHIP with OTHER-HUMAN/S nor ALL-BEINGS and ALL-THINGS called the WORLD or the UNIVERSE and also with BHAGAVAN PARAMAATMAN or GOD; therefore RELATIONSHIP OF MARRIAGE HAS apart from CONVENIENCE,ABSOLUTELY-NO-MEANING AT ALL ..!!

    Therefore,not only RELATIONSHIP of ME or MINE in general, but also RELATIONSHIP of MARRIAGE in particular,which is LOVE or CARE FOR only OURSELF or ME or MINE is NOTHING but same LOVE or CARE INSECTS,BIRDS,BEASTS,BRUTES,ANIMALS have for THEMSELVES and/or for their OFF-SPRING/S..!!

    Think about that for a moment..!!

    rkpatel,
    wn,nz.

  104. Respected Shri Gunvantbhai,

    Happy New Year

    This the first time I am communicating with you through electronic media. Perhaps, you may not recognize me. I am Atul, my self and my wife Dipti were regularly attending your lectures. We have also met you at ‘Tahuko’.

    How is Avantikaben ?

    Our Regards to both of you.

    – Atul

  105. Respected Shri Gunvantbhai,

    I have posted one dose of inspiration on my blog
    (posted on friday june 20, 2008).

    http://maulikrshah.blogspot.com

    I want your feedback on the same.

    I will be putting more of my creativity on this blog now onwards…

    I think…I really think… that I am thinking like you….

    regards,

    Maulik R. Shah
    9824019971
    Ahmedabad

  106. Very good morning respected , hounarable ,real society and nation”s saint(saint of kalyug, what societ and nation need).am dr.vidyasagar c. patel, real fan of your thinkig of society and nation,.since the age of 7-8 yrs am reading ur articles. am 30 yrs.nowam practicing impant dentist in my vadodara..-nizampura..am coming from a fredome fighter”family and i feel that what my gradfater thinking of this nation this is not his dream nation .what our citizen thinking of their nation now most of us including most of well educated people not think about their nation .nobody have time for their nation .every body start his morning for their personal earning and life only. some basic educatin in our primary education is laking which can change the society and nation ,but nobody have time for thinking of that.what educatin our children getting from schools. only professional aims. of educatin nothing about duty to nation is laking. saint like you and sachidanandji like people have the power to initiate such movement.our politicians have no time for such issues, what they had created.

    • Dear Dr Vidysagar Patel,

      In your blog you have said that you come from FREEDOM-FIGHTER-FAMILY..!!

      But because WE-HUMANS in general and WE-INDIANS in particular did not KNOW WHO or WHAT we were or are ie WE-INDIANS DID NOT KNOW or DID NOT WANT TO KNOW TRUE-MEANING of FREEDOM for that matter, therefore PHYSICAL-FREEDOM ie SO-CALLED-DEMOCRATIC-SYSTEM-OF-GOVERNANCE,which WE-INDIANS FONDLY call GOVT of PEOPLE or LOK-RAAJ,LOK-SATTA, SWATANTRATAA,AAZAADI
      etc;which is CORRUPT or SELFISH to the BONES would have ABSOLUTELY-NO-MEANING at all..!!

      Think about that for a moment..!!

      rkpatel,
      wn,nz.

  107. hi respected Gunvant Shah

    hoo tamara darek lekh ne vachu 6u… i like alll….
    gujarat ni ane gujarati shaan………….!!!!!!!

  108. Jai Shree Krishna Gunvantbhai

    Just read an article on Mahatma Gandhiji published in Jankalyan october 2009.(I received here in Toronto-Canada in November, 2009) You are only an author who read the pulse of Indian youth and accordingly think and write on it. Your open concept, direct approach and fearless writing makes me your fan.
    God bless you.

  109. Respected Girishbhai,

    Gunvant shah has written a lot on Gandhiji, and also published books. You can get it from R.R.Sheth Publication.
    Thank you for your comments. I will pass your fellings to him

  110. hello sir,
    i read you in divya bhaskar. i like you very much. i do not have words for you. your writing and thinking is excellent. i am reading you for many years and also would like to continue for the whole life. may god give you best health and wealth for serving gujarati language and gujarat.
    thanks a lot.
    bye

  111. પ્રિય, બતુલબેન

    આજે સાહેબ નો લેખ દિવ્ય ભાસ્કર માં વાંચ્યો શિવસેના પર ખુબ જ ગમ્યુ. ઍક અનેરો આનંદ આવ્યો. બસ
    બહુ કઈં કહેવા નથી માંગતો . અને તમારો પણ ખુબજ આભાર કે તમે આમ સાહેબ વતી બ્લોગ ચલાવો છો.

    આભાર સહ,
    રાજ બ્રહ્મભટ્ટ
    કલોલ થી
    તારીખ : ૦૬/૧૨/૨૦૦૯

  112. Hello Sir,

    Pleased to know about your blog, I have been reading your books/columns for 10 yours now. Just wanted to say THANK YOU for sharing all honest thoughts and experiences. We could never reach-out to some of our role models ( like Ramesh Parekh or Suresh Dalal ), Thanks for starting blog as well.

    Thanks
    Sandeep

    • Dear Sandeep Dayal

      Thanks for your comments. The very purpose of this blog is to reach out to people across the world and share good thoughts

  113. શ્રી ગુણવંતભાઇ

    આપના પુસ્તક મનનાં મેઘધનુષ માનાં પ્રેમપત્રો રીડગુજરાતી પર વાંચ્યા. ખુબ જ ગમ્યા.

  114. dear gunvantbhai shah,
    i like your literature. also request to see our blog.
    i published monthly magazine vaishvik modh pariwar
    i wish to print your articles in my magazine.
    if you permit me i will do as you wish..
    ajit desai
    98242 94175

  115. Shri Gunvantbhai,

    Subject: Gujarati as a subject in school

    I’m reading about your activities for teaching gujarati as a language in school.

    Sir, I myself have studied in Gujarati & now I’m fighting with school authorities to teach my son Gujarati As a subject. I have complained to Chief Minister Gujarat In Writing repeatedly but till date no response and reply. this was in mar 08 going on till now.
    there is a provision in our state education act that Gujarati should be offered as a subject. this was done as per requirements of our Indian constitution. but no one seems to care.

    If this issue can be sorted out at higher level I’m ready to meet our chief minister also.
    Please provide your email address to send you more info.
    my email address is also provided to publish comments here above.

    Best Regards

    Keyur Gandhi

    Vadodara

    • Dear Keyur bhai,

      I cannot agree more with you. You might like to read my article on the subject in Divya bhasker of 24th January 2010. Thanks
      Gunvant Shah

  116. Good Day,

    I am invite you for “WHITE KALAM” a local weekly news paper from Surat. I am Haresh and my hobby is read and write and I really impress with you.So, sir please once reply or talk with me. Please………..

    Haresh
    9377082736

    • Dear Hareshbhai,

      Dr Gunvant Shah feel sorry for disappointing you. His present engagements do not allow him to write even one line for your magazine. He has asked me to convey his heart felt good wishes for your good venture which deserve success.

  117. I would like DR GUNVANTBHAI SHAH to write about HUMAN-RELATIONSHIP with OTHER-HUMANS,let alone OTHER-BEINGS and OTHER-THINGS called the WORLD or the UNIVERSE..!!

    Because OUR-RELATIONSHIP,which is KNOWN in GUJARATI as SAMBANDH with the WORLD or UNIVERSE is even more FUNDAMENTAL to OUR-OWN-BEING ie WHO or WHAT WE
    WERE or ARE..!!

    In my VIEW,LIKE INSECTS,BIRDS,BEASTS,BRUTES or ANIMALS WE-HUMANS TOO HAVE NO-RELATIONSHIP with the WORLD or UNIVERSE,because like THEM,WE-HUMANS TOO LOVE or CARE FOR ONLY OURSELF or ME or MINE..!!

    Think about that for a moment..!!

    rkpatel,
    wn,nz.

  118. HI,
    RESPECTED, GUNVANT BHAI,
    U R BHAI FOR US, AS GANDHI WAS BHAI IN SOUTH AFRICA.
    SIR,WELCOME ON CYBERWAY, WHY STILL U AGITATE ON WORKING ON COMPUTER, U SIR, U R AUTHOR OF :SAVDHAN:>EKVISMI SADI AVI RAHI CHHE:.
    ANYWAY, KEEP GIVING US EVERY DAYS NEW IDEAS.
    I AM AT SAUDI AREBIA, AND BY YOUR BLOG ,I FEEL THAT I AM IN TOUCH OF INDIA.WE MISS U SIR.

    REGARDS
    PINAKIN

  119. Dear Sir,
    after reading 2 of your books i’ve become intrigued by the fascinating world of lord krishna reading the books have stepped up my faith into the divine self a notch higher.

  120. Dear Sir !

    Our Swamiji, Suvratswami reads the books of Shree Gunavatbhai shah, he likes much and gets more good thoughts from his articles… he needs Gunavantbhai shah’s Email ID, If possible then send it to directly swamiji
    s Email ID – suvratswamiji@gmail.com

  121. Respected Sir,
    how are you? well I m Son of Mr. Ashokkumar Chunilalji Shah ( Dakshin Gujarat Vartman, Weekly Newspaper – Valsad). I want to published your artical in my newspaper. now i published but i want your new recently articles.

    Punyapal Shah

  122. Respected Sir,

    I have been reading your articles in Divya Bhaskar Sunday edition and Chitralekha regularly.

    In you recent article about Jogi, their are other forms of plays and art like bhavai, puppet show which is slowly being forgotten.

    I plan to start creating awarness among people about this, so people start seeing it and people would organise show of this art.

    I run a small buisness in Surat, wherein every year we get desk calendar printed and distribute to our customer, friends and people know to us.

    For the year 2011, we want to publish this calendar, where we want to show things which are on verge of extinction, if some effort is made by the society they may survive.

    Would like to cover

    1. WILD LIFE
    2. ART
    3. SOCIAL CUSTOMS

    Can you please suggest what can covered in item 2 & 3, we would like to have 12 things from each category.

    regards
    Tushar Shah

  123. નમસ્‍કાર

    પારકી ભાષામાં ભણતર વિષે લેખ દિવ્‍ય ભાસ્‍કરમાં આવવાનો છે. તે અન્‍વયે એક બે વાત-

    ૧ માનનીયશ્રી જે પૂર્તિમાં લેખ લખે છે તેમાં રવિવાર મોટા અક્ષરે અને SUNDAY નાના અક્ષરે લખાય તો ય ઘણું. અંગ્રેજી માધ્‍યમમાં ભણતરની લાયમાં રવિવાર જેવા સુંદર શબ્‍દો જાણી જોઇને અલોપ થવા લાગ્‍યા છે.
    સહજતાથી અન્‍ય ભાષાના શબ્‍દો સ્‍વીકારીએ તે આવકાર્ય હોઇ શકે. પરંતુ આ તો હારુ હવે ઉલ્‍ટુ થયું ભાષાને જ અંગ્રેજી કરી નાંખો ન રહે વાંસ ન બજે બાંસુરી. ૫૦- ૧૦૦ વર્ષ પછી કદાચ ગુજરાતી ભાષામાં ફક્ત છે, હતો તેવા જ ક્રિયાપદો રહેશે. હવે તો અંગ્રેજી માધ્‍યમના બાળકોના ગુજરાતી માધ્‍યમના મા બાપ ચકલી,ગાય,આકાશ જેવા સુંદર શબ્‍દો બોલતાય શરમાય છે.
    ૨ અંગ્રેજી માધ્‍યમની શાળા, અને તેમાંય એક થી પાંચ કે સાત ધોરણ સુધી માતૃભાષા ગુજરાતી ભણાવવામાં ન આવે તેવું ભારત દેશમાં જ બને.

    • I BELIEVE rather than TEACHING-GUJARATI-LANGUAGE,we should LEARN about WHY WE DON’T LEARN or WHY WE DON’T WANT TO LEARN ,let alone LEARNING GUJARATI-LANGUAGE ie HUMAN-PSYCOLOGY about LEARNING in general..!!

      I also BELIEVE that WITHOUT LEARNING about PHILOSOPHY ie WHO WE WERE or ARE ie WHAT WE WERE or ARE;just LEARNING about PSYCOLOGY ie LEARNING about BODY-BRAIN-INTELLECT-MIND etc ie OURSELVES ie ALL-HUMANS, ALL-BEINGS and ALL-THINGS called the WORLD or the UNIVERSE;has ABSOLUTELY-NO-MEANING-AT-ALL..!!

      Think about that for a moment..!!

      rkpatel,
      wn,nz.

  124. adarniy shri Dr. Gunvant shah saheb,
    namaste !
    sambhalyu she ke ap shri Gujarati jagruti mate reli kadhva na sho te jani khubaj garva thayo .
    a tamaruj kam she ane tamari agevani maj sharu thay to shobhe
    have maru shazeshan
    1, Bhagvad gaumandal no shabd kosh yatra ma shathe rakho to saru

    2, darek akhbar ane darek mudranalay ne bhar purvak kaho ke gujarati shabdo na male to game te bhasha na shabdo thi kam na chalavo je thi kari ne shabdo marta atke…..

    a maru namra chuchan she
    BARODA AVO TYARE MARA GHARE JAMVA AVI SHAKAY TO HU TAMARO KHUB KHUB ABHARI RAHIS
    HARI BHAI BAREJA
    70/699 PARTH BHOOMI-1
    VADSAR ROAD, MAKARPURA
    9825042444

  125. adarniy shri Dr. Gunvant shah saheb,

    kem cho aap, aame tamne khubaj yaad kariye che.
    aap ni shathe mulakat baad khubaaj aanaad thayo..
    papaa shathe vaat thai to 1 samachar malya k aap no phone aavelo shchu kahu aamari khushi no kinaro malvo mushkel hato…mane sharu lakhta to nathi aavadtu pan aapna lekho jarur vaachu chu..lakh vaama bhul chuk thai hoy to maaf karso… aap aamaara dill ma cho….

    hu Dhirajbhai tailor Dikro mehul..
    surat (Udhana)98258-16533

    Dhiraj 98988-55336
    mehul 98258-16533

  126. Sh. Gunvant Shah Saheb,

    Namasakr,
    since a long time this was awaitiong that abt u, and ur words to be online.

    This was really a wonderfull & a knowledgeable exprience to read ur notes/articles in Sandesh / Divyabhaskar daily.

    I have ur autograph also from BHARUCH town Hall.

    I am deven chauhan, from BHARUCH, and doing job in DELHI, but i like this one that i get an opportunity to read ur words online.

    and thanks to all of writters on this blog.

    now i can read gujarati , and SHABD VAIBHAV….online.

    Thax sir,

    with respecting regards,

    Deven Chauhan
    PANIPAT

  127. reading you since 90’s. i think your thinking is very similar with mine, in most of every topics. i have to say many good things for learning through gujarati but my english is not so good so i would like to wright a letter in gujarti. pl send your postal address. if possible i may try to meet you in bilimora during relly on 6th feb. mobile 09228709877
    your’s prabodh

  128. આદરણીય ગુણવંત ભાઈ
    સવિનય સહ જણાવવાનું કે હાલ ના સમય માં માતૃભાષા બચાવવાની ઝુંબેશ ની શરૂઆત કરી છે તે ખરેખર વંદનીય છે.હાલ અત્યારે અમે સંજાણ નામના ઐતિહાસિક ગામ માં રહીએ છીએ. આ ઝુંબેશ ના ભાગ રૂપે અમે અમારું કૈક યોગદાન આપી શકીએ એ માટે તત્પર છીએ.આ શુભ કાર્ય માટે અમને તમારા માર્ગદર્શન ની જરૂર છે .તો આ ઝુંબેશ માં સક્રિય ભાગ લેવા અમારે શું કરવાનું છે એ બાબતે માર્ગદર્શન અપશોજી.

    લી.
    એક ગુજરાતી
    દિક્ષેશ પટેલ.

  129. What AMAZES myself most is that despite of India has the LARGEST-POPULATION of SO-CALLED-RELIGIOUS-PEOPLE let alone India has been the LARGEST-DEMOCRACY in the WORLD;but IRONICALLY not only there is not ONE SELFLESS or UNSELFISH HUMAN inside-of or outside-of India,but also there is not one DEMOCRAT-PERSON inside- of or outside-of India..!!

    Think about that for a moment..!!

    rkpate,
    wn,nz.

  130. Respected Sir,

    Namaste.

    Myself Kumar Dave – (Native – Rajkot), at present in PUNE- MH.

    In fact I am very fascinated by you & Sh. Swami Sacchidanandji. As your thoughts & articles are very sharp, specific & social crusaders. From Sandesh to Divyabhaskar I had read / follow your thoughts. (Thx to WEB Editions of News papers)

    I am not only your fan but trying to adopt your concept, thinking & will pursue my kids also in future when they can read Gujarati.

    I am facing the problem of language, education & mother tongue in PUNE for my kid’s education. I am always trying to balance English / Gujarati in their life & tell him old great famous stories of Gijubhai, Ramanalal Soni etc. in Gujarati for native & Gujarati connection.

    I wish that your MATRUBHASHA VANDANA YATRA must receive great response & students, school mgmt, parents as well as future parents may convert your dream into success.

    Vandan,
    Kumar Dave – PUNE
    09822969800

  131. snmaniy Gunvanybhai,
    Namskar,
    In futer ur social activity four GUJARATI bhasha is extra ordinary,I am allwas with u and ur relly Narsinh To Narmad,
    Thanks again,
    Your’s Trully,
    Jaisukh Parsana.

  132. Respected Shahsir,

    I have been reading your all articles in ‘DB’ sunday supplement.
    I have been facing a numberless problems, as I have been following the path of truth. I do not want to commit any sin for the seat, I have been on. I am a principal in S.S.P. Jain College, Dhrangadhra. I am against the word like ‘Practicle’. I strongly believe that whereever the revenue of UGC or State Government or of students are to be utilized, it should be utilized for the proper cause with proper norms. I do not want to be ‘management’s favourite’ or ‘teachers’ favourite’. The path I have selected is very difficult, but this is the only path I can move on. I want your mobile number and email, because a number of confusions have made my path invisible. I need your advice(s) and suggestions to come on a truthful path.
    I can not mention it on the blog because of the propriety. My mobile No is: , email : pratik303@gmail.com
    Address: G-103, Royal Apartments, Gin Plot, Dhrangadhra- 363 310 (Dist: Surendranangar)

  133. આદરણીય શ્રી ગુણવંત શાહ સાહેબ,

    આપની કટાર નો હું નિયમીત વાચક રહ્યો છુ. આપણી આત્મકથા નો બીજો ભાગ લખી રહ્યા છો એ જાણી બહુ જ આનંદ થયો.
    આપણી માતૃ સંસ્થા લોકમાન્ય વિદ્યાલય (રાંદેર – સુરત) અત્યારે ખુબ જ ભયાનક ભ્રષ્ટાચાર માંથી પસાર થઇ રહી છે. ગુજરાત માં શિક્ષણ ક્ષેત્રે આપનું નામ ખૂબ જ આદર પૂર્વક લેવાય છે. ભ્રષ્ટાચાર સામે આપનો અવાજ બહુ જ જોરદાર છે ત્યારે આપણી જ માતૃ સંસ્થા ને ભ્રષ્ટાચાર મુક્ત બનાવવી પડશે.

    આભાર.

    લિ. આપનો ચાહક
    મહેન્દ્ર જોષી

  134. Dear Gunu SIr
    What a nice One and half hour standng listening your and oseph Sir speech on MATRUBHASHA VANDANA YATRA

  135. Dear Gunu SIr
    What a nice One and half hour standng listening your and oseph Sir speech on MATRUBHASHA VANDANA YATRA NARSINH THI NARMAD with my little girl HIYA (03) and my wife Rashmi in bvm auditorium Anand from 6 to 8 pm. We really gret you for your wonderful task as a survival of our Mother in the form of Language.Hope campaigne will enlighten by Respectd Bhadrau Sir… A True Lamp of Educationist and you.

  136. માનનીય ગુણવંતભાઈ શાહ,
    આપને મારા પ્રેમ ભર્યા નમસ્કાર,વડીલ હું આપના તીખા મરચા થી ભરેલા લેખ દિવ્ય ભાસ્કર માં દર રવિવારે નિયમિત વાંચું છું.તથા ચિત્રલેખા માં આપ નો લેખ અવશ્ય વાંચતો હોવું છું.હું નર્મદા જીલ્લા ના રાજપીપળા ખાતે પત્રકાર તરીકે ફરજ નિભાવું છું.આપ ની ગુજરાતી ભાષા પ્રત્યે નો પ્રેમ હું સમજી શકું છું.આપના અભિયાન ને નર્મદા વાસીઓનો સંપૂર્ણ ટેકો છે.પરંતુ દૂખ એ વાતનું છે કે,લેખક શ્રી પ્રિયકાંત પરીખ ની જન્મભૂમી રાજપીપળા ખાતે યાત્રા આવી નથી.ખેર વાત જે હોય તે પરંતુ આવનારા સમય માં રાજપીપળા તથા નર્મદા જીલ્લો આપશ્રી ને આવકારવા થનગની રહ્યો છે.

    એજ આપનો ચાહક,
    રાહુલ પટેલ.

  137. Respected Gunavant shah,
    I want to about Radha. I have read about lod krishna but i couldn’t find any information for Radha. So let me know from where can i find such information about Radha? i really want to know.

    Regards,
    Pradip Savaliya

  138. namaste sir,
    hu pinkesh oza ,tamara vicharo thi gano prabhavit thayo chhu tamari gujarati bachao zumbesh no hu ek supporter chhu hu amdavad ni school ma physics teacher tarike job karuchhu hu banne madhyam shikshan aapu chhu mara banne madhyam english ane gujarati madhyam na vidhyarthi sathe contact hoy chhe mai khud avu anubhavyu chheke eng med na student ma mata .pita , shikshak pratye ni lagani guj madhyam karata thodi ochiitai jay chhe avu kem thay chhe ek shanshodhan no vishay chhe ! manas je bhasa bole chhe mans avuj vichare chhe matrubhasa ae tena blood maj hoy chhe
    nana balako ne eng ma shiksan aapavu ae ek ae teni odakh idenetity chhupava barabar chhe balak ni odakh sankar (hybrid) banave chhe balak bhavishya ma faldrup upaj aapatu nathi,balak vichare chheke hu jamodi chhu pan manekem daba hathe kaam levama aave chhe? maro jamano hath kaam karava chhata mara daba haath nej kem pradhanya aapava maaave chhe?ek vidhyarthi mane mama ni odakh mate kahe chhe my mothers brother!!!!!!! great kevu dukh thay che aa sambhadine ….samabhandho ni ushnata (warm)nasht pame chhe ahi aapane kaya bharatma rahiye chhiye gani vaar vicharu chhu ke aapne je bharatiya hovanu garva laiye chhiye ae bharat kayu ? atyare aapane sankar bhasha na samudra ma tariye chhiye chinta chhe ke uchhini bhasha ma bhanelo vidhyarthi na vicharo pan uchhina hashe vicharo ni productivity ane undaan (depth)kyathi lavashe??? vidhyarthi jevu vichare avo bane vichar ni bhasa kai sankar? ?
    vicharo pan sankar avu chalase to aapnu bharat pratye nu label,ane bharatiya nu garava ketala divas chalase?
    jai garvi gujarat

  139. Respected Gunavant shah,
    I want to know about Radha. I have read about lord krishna but i couldn’t find any information for Radha. I want to know what was happen with Radha after Krishna was gone in Mathura and Hastinapoor…… So let me know from where can i find such information about Radha? i really want to know.

    Regards,
    Pradip Savaliya

  140. Sure sir I understood that you want to tell about work culture in perivious contain.

    And recent in divyabhaskar that WHO AM I .

    Great sir nothing i want to tell more .

    Your rational friend
    shailesh kochar
    Jamnagar

  141. Because we have NAME and FORM ie NAME-BODY-BRAIN-INTELLECT-MIND etc;therefore anything to do with the WORLD or the UNIVERSE will be with us as long as the WORLD or UNIVERSE was there.

    However,as Indians we must KNOW whether WE were NAME and FORM ie BODY-BRAIN-INTELLECT-MIND etc or as our SCRIPTURES say WE were NAMELESS-FORMLESS-BODYLESS-SELFLESS-UNSELFISH etc..!!

    In short I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHO or WHAT WE WERE or ARE..!!

    And therefore I BELIEVE that without KNOWING WHO or WHAT WE-HUMANS,ALL-BEINGS and ALL-THINGS called the WORLD or the UNIVERSE were or are;let alone WHO or WHAT NAMELESS-FORMLESS-BODYLESS-SELFLESS-UNSELFISH BHAGAVAN PARAMAATMAN or GOD was;all our KNOWLEDGE has ABSOLUTELY-NO-MEANING at all..!!

    Think about that for a moment..!!

    Would ANYBODY in general and DR.GUNVANTBHAI in particular,please like to DISCUSS/DEBATE/DIALOGUE/TALK etc about it..!!

    rkpatel,
    wn,nz.

  142. હેલ્લો સર આપના લેખ ખુબજ સારા છે.અને હુ આપના લેખ રોજીંદા વાંચુ છુ. અને જેમ આપણા ધર્મગ્રંથો કેવી રીતે પહેલાના જમાનામાં જીવવું તે શીખવાડતા તે રીતે આપના લેખો આ સમય્ મા જીવતા શીખવાડે છે.

  143. આદરણીય શ્રી ,
    આપશ્રીને ભરૂચથી નરેન્દ્રના વંદન,

    હું જે પુસ્તકાલયમાં ફરજ બજાવું છું ત્યાં દર રવિવારે બાળકો માટે સરસ મઝાની વાર્તા – ગોષ્ઠીનું આયોજન થાય છે આ રવિવારે એક અંગેજી માધ્યમમાં ભણતા ગુજરાતી બાળકને મેં કહ્યું ” ભઈલા પુસ્તક જ્યાંથી લઈશ ત્યાં જ મૂકજે ” ત્યાં પેલા બાળકે સવાલ કર્યો ” કોણ પુસ્તક !!!!!”
    ત્યારે મને મનને ખુબ આઘાત લાગ્યો કે આ ગુજરાતી બાળક પુસ્તક કોણ છે એમ પૂછે છે પછી મેં એને એને એવું કહ્યું કે પુસ્તક એટલે બૂક તો કહે એમ કહોને !!!!
    નરેન્દ્ર કે સોનાર
    ભરૂચ
    9427827666

  144. May God bless everybody by showering inpact truth of life as you wish and narrate. I became a BHAKT from KARMYOGI, AND GNANI by only and only your generous efforts . I oblige evermost to you sir,
    regards

  145. I am your great fan. I like to read and listen your speech very much.’MAN NA MEGHDHANUSHYA’ a nice book i have read. Sir, you have done a nice job for our mother tongue. Thanks.

  146. I hartly wish to read your openion on “LIVE IN RELATOINSHIP’. I think that my wish will come true on next sunday.
    I also want submit my view:
    First of all our society wants to go on this way but not openly.
    Secondaly we all know the result of that type of relations in abroad.
    The fight is between our heart and our mind. Let’s see who wins.
    Always your fan….
    Shailesh Patel

  147. Kardiograam….ni 1st print….mara birth pehlani, mara ghare thi mali aavi….ane ek matra book je me vanchi…vichari…ane tame ek family member jewa lagya….

    mara gamta author na priority list ma …tame Second aavo…1st to “chandrakant baxi” j hoy ne!!

    with love & regars….

    Dhaval Soni
    Dept.chemical engg.(final yr student)
    SVMIT, bharuch

  148. Hi Gunvantsir,

    Today I have read your article in Divya Bhaskar regarding secularism and Hindu for congress and bjp. It is really wonderfull article with full of maturity. You also mentioned “paghadi ne chede” with Gary Anchor’s speech in USA. It is also fantastic. Awareness of thinks should be with every hindu and muslim. Very few of them think that first of they are Indian after that castism is coming in to picture. I am appreciating for providing us excellent article with oppertunity of broad thinking. Thanks a lot for sharing such very good (not very good but we can say it best/superb) article.

    Rahul Jain
    Ahmedabad

  149. Pujya Gunvant sir,

    I am lover of your all articles. I have high regards for you only because you are the only person who write without any fear and political obligation.
    My Gujarat needs more Gunvant Shah, who dare to write against true mistakes and behaviour of any person ,even Prime minister of India.

    Wish you have very long and healthy life.
    thanks a lot for giving best articles.

    Thanks

  150. shri gunavantbhai,

    Why do you have to weigh congress and BJP in the same scale? BJP is a nationalist and democratic party and not a non-democratic and pseudo-secular party like congress run by a single family and a coterie of their sycophants. I am not a fan of yours and I don’t admire your writing becuase you also don’t have the courage to write truth about Muslims. So to balance your criticism about Muslims, you also beat BJP and Hindus with the same stick to escape the wrath of fundamentalist Muslims and keep the tag of secular intact. He who does not have the courage to write truth is not a writer with any merit in his writing.

    • Dear Harishbhai,
      I am not a politian. I am against any sort of fundamentalism. I would suggest you read my book entitled ‘Secular Murabbo’. Perhaps you may then appriciate the position I take. All the same, I welcome your comment and request you not to read what I write if you feel so.

      Gunvant Shah

      • Dear Harishbhai,
        I am sure you are not reading all articles of Gunvantbhai Shah. from only one article it is not justify to tell someone that he not so and so….
        Please read his articles and you will find general talk and criticism.
        Hope you will change your opinion after that.’

        Thanks

    • Dear Harishbhai Thakkar,

      I BELIEVE that in DEMOCRACY ie PEOPLE’S-GOVT,OUR-GOVT,which WE-INDIANS fondly KNOW as LOK-RAAJ,LOK-SATTA,LOK-SHAAHI,AAZAADI,SWATANTRATAA etc that WE must ask the question to OURSELF as well as POLITICIANS and AAM-AADAMI alike that were WE SELFISH or UNSELFISH ie were WE NAMES and FORMS ie BODY-BRAIN-INTELLECT-MIND etc or were WE NAMELESS-FORMLESS-BODYLESS-SELFLESS-UNSELFISH etc..!!

      Think about that for a moment..!!

      rkpatel,
      wn,nz.

    • Dear Harishbhai,

      Vision should be open and free-minded. All the muslims are not terrorists and all the hindus also not a civil citizen as you are thinking. We have to balance both the communities if we have to preserve the nation. Any irresponsible comments will turn in unwanted act and gradually it will damage the integrity and harmony of country. One must be open to accept good things from around the world.

      If we believe in VASUDHAIV KUTUMB ideology, then we have to live together and accept the good things from muslims also. real braveness rests with those who have guts to critisize anybody who is doing bad things without fear and at the same time praise the good things done by anybody.

      I hope you will agree with me.

      Satish

  151. Hi Gunvantbhai,

    I used to read your articles and books while I was in collage about 15 years ago and still reading whenever good article comes up.

    As I started to read you more and more, I notice that your writing is all about ideal world which never exist and will not exist in future also.

    You truly comments on Hindu leaders like Bal Thakrey, Modi etc. but I never on Muslim leaders. You talk about self retrospection for Hindus, but not to Muslims or any Muslin leaders by name. Are you from Gandhi-era writers who used to talk about Hindu is elder brother and Muslim is younger brother (kind of comedy show, please note that I am not referring to Mahatma Gandhi, I have full respect for him) Also, I don’t what is your problem with BJP; your views are always negative. I never saw your articles criticizing Congress or pseudo-secularist media, are you in same camp as theirs, may be I don’t know.

    I think you should stop writing at least political articles, because all are with the same story. Just today I read article in Divya Bhaskar about BJP bashing (we all know what is the problem, we need solution). I stop reading your political articles long time ago. Very few times I read your articles about Lord Krishna, but that is all also rubbish.

    I don’t have specific examples to prove my point but I will definitely give you some if we continue to correspond further.

    I would very happy to see article giving answers on anti-Gujarat bashing (I am not talking about anti-modi), and today Vilasrao Deshmukh cross all boundary when he said he will not sit with Bachachan.

    I would love to hear back from you, and other people posting comments also.

    Jay Patel

  152. dear gunvant bhai,
    i m ur fan from mumbai. i love reading ur books and listening to ur discourses cd. hope u are well. Gunvant bhai, u told me abt ur autobiography part 2. pls let us know when it shall be published. we also want more cd’s of ur different discourses. i m in touch with vivek bhai abt it. pls get it done at ur earliest. we all just love listening to ur thoughts.

    regards heena

  153. Dear Gunavantbhai,
    I have been fortunate to have been introduced to you by a dear friend Harshavadan vaishnav, who also was kind enough to lend me 3 of your books:
    Krishna Nu Jeevan Sangeet
    Ramayan
    Astitvano Utsav
    I have thoroughly enjoyed them. I look forward to reading more of your literature and to meet you in future if possible.
    I wish you the Best in life.
    Kind Regards,
    Dilip Joshi
    Mumbai

  154. namste sir,
    I read last sunday’s ‘vicharo na vrundavanma’.
    I realy await for sunday. There r few writers, I like to read their openion about current topics. Jay vasavada is also my favourite writer. I d also requested u to write on ‘live on relationship’.
    sir, there some questions which disturbs me so I decided to share it with u if u like please.
    1. sir u r in favour to take divourse instead of living with each other when they don’t understand each other or there r so many misputs between them. Right. There r so many KAJODAS. I agree with that but what about their children? R there any facility in our community where they leave them?Or if they live with their mother how will live nowadays. will there not develop some thing which we call its wrong way of using our rights. I can’t write all in openly, sir.
    2. Two days back two things happened in our city which disturbed me a lot.
    Some one left a new born baby on d cross road to die. Some dogs…….. sorry. We favour our society to be free in all matters. We v not developed ‘vruddhashrams’ nicely yet what ll happen if we ll v to develop a home for new born baby.
    3. Some one steal some six years girl child sleeping beside their parents and…..
    Sir, why r we silent? Why it happens every next days? what is the thing which is absent in our society? What we need? What we r trying to get?
    some timesI think I am narro minded. Still I like to be narro minded.
    If the way of describing my views r wrong then I m really sorry.
    Thanks.
    Always yours,
    Shailesh Patel

  155. pujya gunvantbhai…
    tajetar ma j ‘Bharat bhagya vidhata’ nam na natak nu manchan nihalyu…
    vadodara na j maharastrian kalokaro e bhajvela ane ek marathi lekhak dwara lakhayela tatha marathi director dwara digdarshit aa natak ne aap avashya nihaljo…aant bhage gandhiji sardar na swapna ma aave chhe ane banne vachhe na je samvad chhe e aap je vat ghani vakhat kaho chho (gandhiji na bhagla aange na je vichar hata e aange) ene susangat chhe…
    aa drama pratyek gujarati e nihalva jevo chhe…khas kari ne eva tamam kahevata hinduwadi o e ke jeo gandhiji ne bhagla mate javabdar gane chhe…
    ajai dave,
    sayaji samachar na pranam

  156. Hi Gunvantbhai,

    Why my earlier post was deleted? I just raised some questions, looks like you want to act like ostrich “hide head in sand when in trouble”.

    Jay

  157. sir, i tyhink and understand that u r very busy. but as a fan i humbly request to u again please write on ‘Live on relationship’ because we like to read your openions. so many writers now a days r writing on this topic so i like to request u to write on it.
    I know once u wrote that when your daughter went on a date u stood with a glass of water on the gate when she returned.
    i m reading u for many years so i know ur likes and dislikes but as a reader i think its my ‘HAKK’ to request u.
    thanks.

    • Dear Shailesh,
      I am planning to write an article on live in relationship in Divya bhasker within a month. Wait till then.

      Gunvant shah

  158. Hu apna dvara lakhayel sahitya ni vachak,prashanshak,tatha tema samayela vicharo no adbhut anubhav kari tema mannari tamari fen chu.
    Hu 12 varsh ni hati tyarthi tamara pustko vanchu chu.
    tamara pustko mane prerna ape che. koi pan navu kary karta pahela ke exam ni taiyari karta pahela hu anurup apnu pustak jarur vanchu chu. koi pan programme ni taiyari mate pan apnu sahitya mane madadrup thay che.ane karykram safal karya no yash mane male che. hakikat ma teni pachal tamara pustak rupi vichro javabdar hoy che.

    hu maro Question ahi raju karu chu.-“hu sampurn pane nikhalash vyakti chu. athva to chalaki purvk nu vartan karta hu shikhi j nathi. ana parinam pan me bhogvya che.ano matlab avo nathi ke chalaki atle shu? ae hu nathi janati.pan loko kyarek mane dafol samje che. pan ante mane safalta malta teo j chonki jay che? hu sacha raste chu ne?, karnke ava svabhav ne karne kyarek viprit sanjogo ma himt hari javya che.tyare nuksan vhorvu pade che?ava vakhte sachi vat valagi raheva,raju karva,himat prapt karva shu kari sakay?
    hu M.Sc,M.Ed chu tatha science lecturer tarike job karu chu. mate mare aa question no answer joiye j samjya ne?

    • Priya Ektaben,

      Tame dafole nathi.Tamari sampatti ne gumavasho nahi. Vachchta rahejo. subhechcha.

      Gunvant Shah

  159. Sub: A latter for your kindly help for my carrier

    Respected sir,
    my name is NIRAV KALUBHAI MUNGALPARA. My father is teacher. my mother is house wife.I have one broter. I am an open category student. I have been appeared in exam of std. 12th ,science stream. I have been taken bioloy as main sub. option of maths after passing std. 10th. I scored 94% in 10th. the teacher of my std. 10th advised me to take bio. & be doctor in future.At that time I m not mature to select my own interesting sub.

    • Dear NIrav,

      I can not say anything before knowing you personally. Please be sure to see ‘Three Idiots’ by Amir Khan

      Gunvant Shah

  160. i am thankful to you for your entry on cybernet through this blog.

    i have read the colum “VICHARONA VRUNDAVANAMA”

    it was verry nice.

    How can we be in touch

  161. Pujya Gunvant Bhai,
    I’m Arti from Nakuru, Kenya. I’ve been reading your articles and books from a long time. I’ve been mesmerized by some of your books: Sambhavami Kshane Kshane, Krushna nu jivan sangeet, Patangya ni avkash yatra. This are all that are available here, i’m looking forward to more publications on a future visit to India.
    its simply absorbing to read your publicatons and you take us readers to a serene, divine land only a great author can create, and my word, you are definitely one of the all time greats and for me the best!
    Your books provide a greater insight of life and god, strengthening the bonds of attachment with the supreme being as well as the inner self. i really look forward to meeting you and receiving your priceless blessing and acquiring your worthy advice.
    Best of luck,
    Arti

    • Dear Arti,
      I am overgoodwhelmed by your good thoughts. I have visited Nakuru. good books deserve good readers like you.Please be sure to visit my family when you visit India next time. My Phone number is 0265-2340673. You can call me whenever you feel like.
      Dr Gunvant Shah

  162. Dear Shah ji

    App no ” Tahuko ” khub j gamyo !! ap nu pustak secullar Murabbo ek thi vadhu vakhat vanchyu khare khar ek sfotak vishay ni khub j sundar mavjat kari che … aap na thoda hindhutva vishe na vicharo aap na blog par muko to anand thashe.

    Regards
    purvesh Shukla

    • Dear Purvesh,
      The first edition of the book has been sold out, thanks to sensible readers like you. Your suggesstion is well taken. Thank you.

      Gunvant Shah

  163. Dear Dr Manisha Manish And Dr Gunvantbhai Shah,

    I would kindly request yourself to read my above comments/blog etc about SELFISHNESS and UNSELFISHNESS.

    Because I would dearly like to KNOW WHO or WHAT WE-HUMANS,ALL-BEINGS and ALL-THINGS;KNOWN/CALLED by US-HUMANS as WORLD or UNIVERSE was..!!

    I BELIEVE that unless and until WE-HUMANS would KNOW WHO or WHAT WE were and APPLY OUR-KNOWLEDGE in RELATIONSHIP with the WORLD or the UNIVERSE;ONLY THEN WE would be SEPARATE and DIFFERANT from INSECTS,BIRDS,BEASTS,BRUTES or ANIMALS..!!

    Otherwise WE-HUMANS would be SEPARATE and DIFFERANT from INSECTS,BIRDS,BEASTS,BRUTES or ANIMALS
    ONLY in NAME and FORM ie BODY-BRAIN-INTELLECT-MIND etc..!!

    Think about that for a moment..!!

    rkpatel,
    wn,nz.

  164. નમસ્તે. આજે આપની વેબ-સાઇટ મળી. આનન્દ થયો. હવેથી

  165. Namskar
    Saheb

    Hu har ravivar aapna lekh ni rah joto hov chhu me tamara mota bhag na lekho vachay chhe. Mane tamara vicharo thi ghanu baddhu shikhva malyu chhe.mara jivan ma pan mara ketala bhadha savalo na javab tamara lekho ma thi mali gaya chhe.

    Saheb tame shayad ghana badha vishe lakhyu hashe pan maru manvu chhe k aa yug ma vidarthi mate ane navyuvan mate prerana mate tame thodu Dr.Baba Sahen Ambedar vishe lakho karan k ye manas jevo koi sakhat parisram koi na kari shake me aaimana vishe janya pachhi thayu k aavi mahan vyakti koi hoy shake.Neta banavu sahelu chhe pan koi na bhgavan banvu khub mushkel chhe.

    Vipul chauhan
    SEO

  166. Hi GS
    કોલેજ્માં હતા ત્યારથી તમારી આંગળી પકડીને ચાલતા આવ્યા છીએ આજે પણ ચાલીએ છીએ
    આપના વિચારો સાથેની મૈત્રીનો આનંદ છે
    ઇશ્વર આપને હંમેશાં સ્વસ્થ રાખે

  167. namsate shri gunvantbhai, tahuko aaje paheli vaar joyo anand thayo hu tamari kolam pustak no niyamit vachak chhu

  168. hello,
    i read your article (live-in relationship) in divya-bhaskar today, was a good one.
    Hu ghana samay thi vicharto hato k aa topic par lakhvanu bhuli gaya k su!! [court's judgment came long before.]
    i want you to write more often on topics- Gita, Krishna- which are your favorite too.
    i have read BILLO TILLO TACH and PRIYA-JAN NE PREMPATRA.
    both are fantastic books.
    My father-Rameshkumar m. bhavsar is your big fan. we have more than 20 books of yours, including Manavtanu mahakavya.[hu to 5 page vanchinej dharai gayo]
    now searching for ‘men are from mars and…..’ on internet.

    take care….

  169. Respected Sir,

    I am thankful to you for giving me many views towards life. Though I am not always agree with your all the views. But there are also certain question those could not be answered in the real and practical life.

    I got divorced from by beloved inspite of Love Marriage because whenever we talked before marriage, she is used to tell me that parents might be taken care of…….
    But after marriage, she told me that as they are less educated, how can I live with… Just leave them……

    Why all these things happened to ours……..

    I am not complaining to you, but whenever you are giving a favour to the Women, just atleast give some views to them as they are always asking for the nuclear family. I am not opposing the freedom of theirs, but what about the core family values?

  170. Gunvantbhai,
    Namaste.
    9.May,2010 Article vachyo.
    Maza aavigai.
    3, divas pahelaj staff room ma charcha thai ane aape lakhi nakhyu.
    GREAT……
    Apnu swasthya saru rahe.

    …………………Dr.santosh Devkar
    Modasa.

  171. sir
    Thanks a lot for accepting my request and writing on ‘ Live in relationship’
    ‘Mann na Meghdhanushya’ i v read. it’s a nice book. i got many of my answers from it.
    we r now days busy with ‘vasti ganatri’
    when we went to the families we knew that there is another India living in India.
    sir they don’t have basic facilities.They r illiterate.They don’t want to give us their information because they knew that the government don’t do anything for them. They only want their votes.
    those people cant buy news papers or books. They really don’t get the actual advices and they spent their whole time in hard work.
    The question is how to reach them? How to help them?

  172. NAMASKAR SIR,MAN NI DRADH TAKAT,SATAT CHINTAN, MANAN ANE “KRISHNA NO ANUGRAH”VAGAR AVU LEKHAN NA SAMBHAVI SHAKE!!BHAGVAN NO ABHAR AME “G.S.”NA KALMA JANMYA 6.SIR PL.GIVE ANSWER.1.SHU KHALI PREM THI JIVI JAVAY? TO RADHA NU SHU THAYU? 2.BALKO NE TV,INTERNET THI BACHAVI PUSTAK APVA SHU KARVU? 3.BUISNESS SCHOOL CENTRALLY AC HOI TO MATIMA MATI THAI JATA MANAS NU SHU?PL.CLEAR ME.

  173. Namaste Sir,

    I am a teacher in a high school. As being involved in the field, i feel that in the present situation of the runaway from the true values on the part of the students affects the psychological state of a teacher. I hope u will write something on the topic

    FIROZ KHATRI, BHUJ.

  174. Dear Gunvantbhai,

    I have read your books and articles in various magazines. I love to read your articles on spirituality and specifically published in Navneet Samarpan. The language and lucidity of words used in those articles are immensely heart touching.

    In Kutch district Sahajanand Rural Trust, Bhuj is doing very good job to attract the people to read books, they are giving very good discount on books. I am purchasing your famous books from them with heavy discounted price. I hope you may be aware about it.

    I request you to write a article on Vipassana Meditaion technique. is it possible to touch the level of NIRVANA AVASTHA by purification of mind? and absolute purification of mind (Nirvana) is possible? I hope you will clear all this things.

    Thanks.

    Satish Mota (Gandhidham-Kutch)
    (M) 9998467291

  175. Dear G. S. Sir;

    Your writing on Sunday DB 23rd May 2010 was thought provoking.

    What do u think, Congress and Tista and so many anti-human elements like her would alter their mind after reading your article.

  176. Respected Gunavant shah,
    I want to know about Radha. I have read about lord krishna but i couldn’t find any information for Radha. I want to know what was happened to Radha after Krishna was gone in Mathura and Hastinapoor?…… So let me know from where can i find such information about Radha? i really want to know.

    Regards,
    Pradip Savaliya

  177. Dear Sir,

    To day I came to know from Response from Kamini Jayswal to your article in Divya Bhaskar on Tista Setalwad that you are a Communal Person!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kaminiji has not at all replied the charges against Tista. She has just raised other irrelevant questions.

    I think Editors of Divya Bhashkar should apply mind ( if they have independent brain) before publishing any such non sense article. D.B. has no standards ( I refer body massage / escort advertisement in Divya Bhaskar) and also the kind of articles they publish. Mallika Sarabhai could not save her deposit in Gandhinagar election and yet Divya bhaskar publishes her non sense articles. Why people Gujarat need read articles of Anti Gujarat people????????

    I think person like you, deepak selia nad Vinod Bhatt and Ashok Daveji should stop writing for Divya Bhaskar. Gujarati people also should boycott Divya Bhaskar for publishing such non sense and anti gujarat articles. If Divya Bhashkar can publish an articles describing you as Communal person, it is shame on Gujarati people to read D.B. What the hell this secularism is then? Is it sucking dirt of minorities or something else?

    • u are absolutely right but some what harsh sharmili.

      i would like to tell kamini jaiswal, to see how tista setalwad talk on tv when any discussion is going on , totally one sided , gujarati ma kahu to , zanoon thi zer oke chhe

  178. Dear Sir,

    To day I came to know from Response from Kamini Jayswal to your article in Divya Bhaskar on Tista Setalwad that you are a Communal Person!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kaminiji has not at all replied the charges against Tista. She has just raised other irrelevant questions.

    I think Editors of D.B. should apply mind ( if they have independent brain) before publishing any such non sense article. D.B. has no standards ( I refer body massage / escort advertisement in Divya Bhaskar) and also the kind of articles they publish. Mallika Sarabhai could not save her deposit in Gandhinagar election and yet Divya bhaskar publishes her non sense articles. Why people Gujarat need read articles of Anti Gujarat people????????

    I think person like you, deepak selia nad Vinod Bhatt and Ashok Daveji should stop writing for Divya Bhaskar. Gujarati people also should boycott Divya Bhaskar for publishing such non sense and anti gujarat articles. If Divya Bhashkar can publish an articles describing you as Communal person, it is shame on Gujarati people to read D.B. What the hell this secularism is then? Is it sucking dirt of minorities or something else?

    • Agreed.

      DB is looking for some sensational controversy to increase readership and Cong. is looking for votebank politics, so whatever is happening is boud to be happened.

      We people are just a “vote” they use us in loksabha, vidhansabha and municipal elections as and when required.

  179. Jai Ho

    TAHUKA NA MALIK

    Good thinking writer . Every year reading one book.
    Your books kept in my library.
    Write on Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
    No one in India Explored about GREAT PATEL BHAI.
    All charotar is waiting.

    Girishkumar B Prajapati* Chikhodra Anand
    Now in Dubai UAE

  180. dear gunvantbhai….
    tamaro article ane kamini jayswal no jawab…ek j akhbar ma be virodhabhashi vicharo…
    mahatva ni vat to e chhe ke gujaratvirodhi o ketla jagrut chhe…gujarat thi koi kamini jayswal ne feed kare..kaminiben english ma jawab taiyar kare ane koi kahevato binsampradayik gujarati translaate kari article divyabhaskar ne pahonchade….aa vat mahatva ni chhe…
    mari pase godhara kand ni anek chonkavnari vigato chhe…kyarek malva nu thashe to charcha karishu..

  181. Hi,

    I want you to respond to Kamini Jaiswal’s reply on your last sunday’s article.

    Please………………………………..

    Thanks,
    Kunjan Desai

  182. DEAR ALL

    GUVANBHAI E BAHU SARAS JAVAB APYO.

    VAKIL HAMNESHA SATYA NE PAKSHE HOY TE JARURU NATHI>

    PAISA PACHHAL PAN HOY. GUJARAT MATE KHARAB BOLVU E MATE SECULAR KAHEVATA LOKO RAH JOI NE J BETHA HOY CHHE

    TEVA LOKO NE JORDAT JAVAB APVANI JARUR CHHE.

    VIPUL SHETH

    • Dear Vipulbhai’

      Secularism ek fashion bane tama faido nathi. Sachu secularism desh ne jode che anne bogus secularism desh ne tode che.

      Gunvamt Shah

  183. બહાર પ્રચાર કરે છે. તેનું સામાન્યીકરણ પણ કરવામાં આવે છે.

    (‘ભૂમિપુત્ર,’ ૧-૫-૨૦૧૦)મહેન્દ્ર પુરોહિત

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    1. Tame tamera lekha fake encounterne anivarya anisht ganavyu chee te mari drashtie atyant nindatmak chhe.
    2. Je Gujarat policonie tame uprani lo chhho tema swayam Gujarat sarkare supreme courtma potani affidavit ma janavel chhe ka Sohrabuddin encounter nakli hatu. Satho sath teni patni Kausharbanuni hatya kari teni lash sangavi devama avi hatih. Have aaj police karmiona bachava tame juo k akha Gujaratma ther their BJP sarkar prerit sanstha dwara postero lagadini tene bachav karvama ave chhe. Mane janavo k aa sandarsbhe tamaro sho abhipray chhe?
    3. Je Narendra Modini Tame Rahu Gandhi Sathe Sarkhamni karo chho to tamne janavvanu ke Narendra Modi ni sammati hathan 2002 na Gujaratma Ramkhano thaya hata, aa babatne laini America jeva deshe temne pravesh apvani manai kari hati and gaya mahine SIT samaksh temne hajar thavu padyu hatu. Deshna itihasma paheli vakhat avu banu ke rajyana C.M. ne aa rite inquiry mate bolavva pad. A to akhi duniya jane chhe k narendra modi kaya prakarna manav chhe. Rahul Gandhi P.M. banva mate aa badha nakli encounter na karavi sheke. Kyan Raja bhoj ane kyan Gangu Taili.

  184. મુ. ગુણવંત શાહ

    હમણાં ધોરણ ૧૦ અને ૧૨ નું રીઝલ્‍ટ આવ્‍યું તે પછી નજીકના સગાના પુત્રને એડમિશન માટેની દોડાદોડી હતી તેમાં એક વાત ધ્‍યાન પર આવી કે જે શાળાઓનું રીઝલ્‍ટ ખૂબ સારું આવે છે તેમાં નબળાં વિદ્યાર્થીઓને કોઇ સ્‍થાન મળતું નથી. શિક્ષણ એ ઉત્તમ વ્‍યવસાય છે પણ તેમાં જે ધંધાદારી તત્‍વ પ્રવેશ્યું છે તેના પરિણામે નબળાં વિદ્યાર્થીઓનો હાથ ઝાલવાં કોઇ તૈયાર નથી. આ તે કેવું ? તેમના માટે સરકારી શાળા છે તેવી એક દલીલ હોઇ શકે પણ તેનું સ્‍તર કેવું છે તે સૌ જાણે છે. મારો પ્રશ્‍ન એ છે કે ધંધાની જેમ વ્‍યાપ વધારનારી ખાનગી શાળાઓમાં દરેક ધોરણમાં એક વર્ગ નબળાં વિદ્યાર્થીઓ માટે કેમ ન ચાલું કરી શકે ? અત્‍યારે તમામ જગ્‍યાએ એક વ્‍યાપક સમસ્‍યા એ છે કે નબળાં લોકોનો હાથ ઝાલવા કોઇ તૈયાર જ નથી. આપ તો આ ક્ષેત્રમાં રહી ચૂક્યા છો. આપની પાસે સમાજને અપીલ કરવા એક પ્‍લેટફોર્મ છે અને કલમની તાકાત છે ? માતૃભાષાને બચાવવા જેવો જ આ મુદ્દો શું આપને સંવેદનશીલ નથી લાગતો ? નહીં તો થોડાં જ વર્ષો પછી એ હાલત હશે કે જેમની પાસે ખૂબ ધન છે તેમના સંતાનો જ સારો અભ્‍યાસ કરી શકશે.
    આભાર સહ.
    નિર્ઝરા

  185. હમણાં ધોરણ ૧૦ અને ૧૨ નું રીઝલ્‍ટ આવ્‍યું તે પછી નજીકના સગાના પુત્રને એડમિશન માટેની દોડાદોડી હતી તેમાં એક વાત ધ્‍યાન પર આવી કે જે શાળાઓનું રીઝલ્‍ટ ખૂબ સારું આવે છે તેમાં નબળાં વિદ્યાર્થીઓને કોઇ સ્‍થાન મળતું નથી. શિક્ષણ એ ઉત્તમ વ્‍યવસાય છે પણ તેમાં જે ધંધાદારી તત્‍વ પ્રવેશ્યું છે તેના પરિણામે નબળાં વિદ્યાર્થીઓનો હાથ ઝાલવાં કોઇ તૈયાર નથી. આ તે કેવું ? તેમના માટે સરકારી શાળા છે તેવી એક દલીલ હોઇ શકે પણ તેનું સ્‍તર કેવું છે તે સૌ જાણે છે. મારો પ્રશ્‍ન એ છે કે ધંધાની જેમ વ્‍યાપ વધારનારી ખાનગી શાળાઓમાં દરેક ધોરણમાં એક વર્ગ નબળાં વિદ્યાર્થીઓ માટે કેમ ન ચાલું કરી શકે ? અત્‍યારે તમામ જગ્‍યાએ એક વ્‍યાપક સમસ્‍યા એ છે કે નબળાં લોકોનો હાથ ઝાલવા કોઇ તૈયાર જ નથી. આપ તો આ ક્ષેત્રમાં રહી ચૂક્યા છો. આપની પાસે સમાજને અપીલ કરવા એક પ્‍લેટફોર્મ છે અને કલમની તાકાત છે. માતૃભાષાને બચાવવા જેવો જ આ મુદ્દો શું આપને સંવેદનશીલ નથી લાગતો ? નહીં તો થોડાં જ વર્ષો પછી એ હાલત હશે કે જેમની પાસે ખૂબ ધન છે તેમના સંતાનો જ સારો અભ્‍યાસ કરી શકશે.
    આભાર સહ.
    નિર્ઝરા

    • Dear Nirjaraben
      Ek Avi nishal hovi joia jema bahar avi suchna hoi: chalis taka ni uper mark lavnar
      e pravesh mate arji karvi nahi!

      Gunvant Shah

      • nirjaraben ni vaat bahu k sachhi chhe.

        EVERY SCHOOL MUST FOLLOW THIS POLICY. IF school has 5 class in a particular standard , atleast one class should be reserved for weak student.

        shri gunvantbhai – pls throw light on such subject and pls send one copy to education minister and CM of gujarat.

        thanks

        vipul

  186. Respected Shri.Gunvantbhai,
    reading yr. books,articles since 1988.
    am just addict of yr writes in a way.
    knowingly or unknowingly became the judge also.
    in the last two articles smelled the ascence of yr depth.
    but,at the same time am personally also of the opinion that the discussion begins by you is not all needed from yr height. as per my belief GUJARAT knows Shri.Gunvantbhai far more then any KAMIMIJI or else.

    • DEAR DIPAKBHAI’
      MANY THANKS FOR YOUR KIND WORDS.you will appriciate that every Kaminiji should be handled with care specially when she is a lawer!
      Gunvant Shah

      • Dear Dr.
        yes,you are absolutely right.
        let we begin to create the appropriate atmosphere,climate and above all ENVIRONMENT for such noble cause.
        and to me GUJARAT is the best place where we can begin.

  187. Gunvantbhai tam tamare tamara vicharo prakat kare raakho. Ha fakta tmaane je pan janave tenu naam koi pan baapu ne pan kahevani jarur nathi laagati kaaran tamara par te vyakatie raakhel bharosa ne thesh vaage

  188. આદરણીય શ્રી શાહ સાહેબ,

    તા ૯-૦૬-૨૦૧૦ ના રોજ ડૉ. શશીકાંત શાહ સાહેબના નિવૃત સમારંભ માં આપને સાંભળ્યા. ખુશી થઇ. પંરતુ આપે એ વક્તવ્ય માં જણાવ્યું કે આપ લોક માન્ય વિદ્યાલય રાંદેર માં સેવા બજાવતા હતા. આપશ્રી ને એ જાણ હશે કે આ સંસ્થા કે જે આપની માતૃ સંસ્થા છે તે હાલ માં ખૂબ જ ભયંકર ભ્રષ્ટાચાર માંથી પસાર થઇ રહી છે. ( જે અંગે મેં આપને વિગતે ફોન પર જણાવેલ છે). આ સંસ્થાને ભ્રષ્ટાચાર માથી કોણ મુક્ત કરાવશે?

    કર્મશીલ મૌન રહે ખરો?

    મહેન્દ્ર જોષી.
    ૯૮૨૫૯ ૫૧૯૦૫

  189. DEAR GUNVANTBHAI;

    I AM POSTING BELOW INTERESTING JUDGEMENT….
    This we got to know!! And the less said about our justice system – the better – will we ever see a day like this….

    Remember the guy who got on a plane with a bomb built into his shoe and tried to light it?

    Did you know his trial is over?
    Did you know he was sentenced?
    Did you see/hear any of the judge’s comments on TV or Radio?

    Didn’t think so. A few people do know about it !!!

    Everyone should hear what the judge had to say.

    Ruling by Judge William Young, US District Court.

    Prior to sentencing, the Judge asked the defendant if he had anything to say. His response: After admitting his guilt to the court for the record, Reid also admitted his ‘allegiance to Osama bin Laden, to Islam, and to the religion of Allah,’ defiantly stating, ‘I think I will not apologize for my actions,’ and told the court ‘I am at war with your country.’

    Judge Young then delivered the statement quoted below:

    January 30, 2003, United States vs. Reid.

    Judge Young: ‘Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes upon you.

    ‘On counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General. On counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutively. (That’s 80 years.)

    ‘On count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years again, to be served consecutively to the 80 years just imposed. The Court imposes upon you for each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 that’s an aggregate fine of $2 million. The Court accepts the government’s recommendation with respect to restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines.

    ‘The Court imposes upon you an $800 special assessment. The Court imposes upon you five years supervised release simply because the law requires it.. But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need go no further.

    ‘This is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes. It is a fair and just sentence. It is a righteous sentence.

    ‘Now, let me explain this to you. We are not afraid of you or any of your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been through the fire before. There is too much war talk here and I say that to everyone with the utmost respect. Here in this court, we deal with individuals as individuals and care for individuals as individuals. As human beings, we reach out for justice.

    ‘You are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist. To give you that reference, to call you a soldier, gives you far too much stature. Whether the officers of government do it or your attorney does it, or if you think you are a soldier, you are not —– you are a terrorist. And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not meet with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists. We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.

    ‘So war talk is way out of line in this court. You are a big fellow But you are not that big. You’re no warrior. I’ve known warriors. You are a terrorist. A species of criminal that is guilty of multiple attempted murders. In a very real sense, State Trooper Santiago had it right when you first were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered where the press and the TV crews were, and he said: ‘You’re no big deal.’

    ‘You are no big deal.

    ‘What your able counsel and what the equally able United States attorneys have grappled with and what I have as honestly as I know how tried to grapple with, is why you did something so horrific. What was it that led you here to this courtroom today?

    ‘I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing? And, I have an answer for you. It may not satisfy you, but as I search this entire record, it comes as close to understanding as I know.

    ‘It seems to me you hate the one thing that to us is most precious. You hate our freedom.. Our individual freedom. Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose. Here, in this society, the very wind carries freedom. It carries it everywhere from sea to shining sea. It is because we prize individual freedom so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom, so that everyone can see, truly see, that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely. It is for freedom’s sake that your lawyers are striving so vigorously on your behalf, have filed appeals, will go on in their representation of you before other judges.

    ‘We Americans are all about freedom. Because we all know that the way we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties. Make no mistake though. It is yet true that we will bear any burden; pay any price, to Preserve our freedoms. Look around this courtroom Mark it well. The world is not going to long remember what you or I say here. The day after tomorrow, it will be forgotten, but this, however, will long endure.

    ‘Here in this courtroom and courtrooms all across America , the American people will gather to see that justice, individual justice, justice, not war, individual justice is in fact being done. The very President of the United States through his officers will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be judged and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically, to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice.

    ‘See that flag, Mr. Reid? That’s the flag of the United States of America . That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten. That flag Stands for freedom. And it always will.

    ‘Mr. Custody Officer. Stand him down.’

    So, how much of this Judge’s comments did we hear on our TV sets? We need more judges like Judge Young. Pass this around. Everyone should and needs to hear what this fine judge had to say. Powerful words that strike home.

    Please SEND this on —- so that everyone has a chance to read it.

    AND WE ARE STILL TOILING WITH KASAB…….AND WANT HEADLEY TO BE EXTRADITED!!!!!!

  190. Hello
    Sir,
    I always read to intrested ur article.
    Its really Amazing
    When i Suffring from some problem on that time co incidencely
    ur any books help me to cum out form there
    really
    It s Magic
    Bhumika Patel.
    Surat

  191. Dear Bhumika Patel,

    I WONDERED that WHY WE-INDIANS,let alone Dr Gunvant Shah did not want to talk about LOVE,TRUTH,JUSTICE, FREEDOM,UNSELFISHNESS, SELFLESSNESS etc..!!

    Because I BELIEVE that without KNOWLEDGE of LOVE, TRUTH,JUSTICE, FREEDOM,UNSELFISHNESS,SELFLESSNESS etc in RELATIONSHIP with not only HUMANS,but also with ALL-BEINGS and ALL-THINGS called the WORLD or the UNIVERSE our SO-CALLED-SCIENTIFIC-KNOWLEDGE and ARTISTIC-KNOWLEDGE would be ABSOLUTELY-USELESS..!!

    In short unless and until WE KNEW WHO or WHAT WE-HUMANS,ALL-BEINGS and ALL-THINGS called the WORLD or UNIVERSE were and WHAT or WHO GOD or BHAGAVAN was and WHAT was OUR RELATIONSHIP with the WORLD or UNIVERSE of NAMES and FORMS ie ALL-HUMANS,ALL-BEINGS and ALL-THINGS called the WORLD or UNIVERSE,let alone with NAMELESS, FORMLESS,BODYLEAA,SELFLESS, UNSELFISH GOD or BHAGAVAN was,I BELIEVE that OUR-KNOWLEDGE/ EDUCATION/ABILITY/CAPACITY etc,although were NECESSARY for OUR-WELFARE and WELBEING,but apart from that WE have had ABSOLUTELY-NO-USE for them at all..!!

    Think about that for a moment..!!

    rkpatel,
    wn,nz.

    • Dear RK Patel,

      I kindly request you to communicate in a simple way. Your writing is even beyond complexity and hence it does not address any issue to other minds.

      A humble request to read your own message for more than three times and try to extract any meaning.

      The idea is not to demean or belittle your effort to share your thoughts in the open forum.

      Regards,
      Neerav Vashi

  192. resp gunvantbhai…
    aajkal blog par vachako na vicharo ni sankhya ma ekaek ghatado jowa male chhe…koi particular karan ke pachhi moderator ni alas???
    vancho ane vicharo…
    mamta ange no lekh gamyo….

  193. Honourable Shree Gunvantbhai Shah,
    you are my best auther. I read “VICHARO NA VRUNDAVANAMA” every Sunday. I have read many other books.
    I want mp3 cd of your lectures.

    uoyr’s reader
    Rajesh Dhameliya
    Surat
    M: 9033606071

  194. Dear Gunvantbhai,
    enriched by your new word
    Haku na matata….
    fabulous and inspiring.

  195. પ્રિય શ્રી ગુણવંતભાઈ શાહ,
    આપની વિવિધ કટારો વાંચવાનો આનંદ ઉઠાવીએ છીએ અને હમણાંજ આપની કર્મશીલ વિશેની ટકોર વાંચીને આનંદ થયો. આપણા દેશનું દુખ કેવળ નબળા કે પછી દુષ્ટ નેતાઓનું વર્તન કે આચરણ નથી. દુખ એ છે કે અન્યાય ભ્રષ્ટાચાર સામે લડવાને જે સમર્થ છે તેજ આમાં ભાગીદાર થાય છે. શ્રી મનમોહન સિંહ દુનિયાભરમાં જાણીતા અર્થશાસ્ત્રી હતા અને છે. આજે પણ તેમને પદ અને પ્રતિષ્ઠા અને પૈસો ઓફેર કરનારી ઘણી ખાનગી પેઢીઓ મળી આવશે. છતાયે સરકારમાંથી બહાર નીકળીને તેમના પ્રધાનોના ભ્રષ્ટાચાર વિષે કૈંજ કહી શકતા નથી. મધુ કોડા અને રાજા સામે એ લાચાર છે. માની શંકર ઐય્યર , ક્પિલ સિબ્બલ, અરુણ જેટલે વગેરે ઉચ્ચ કક્ષાના વકીલો છે . જીવન નિર્વાહ , પ્રતિષ્ઠા જેવી કોઈ વસ્તુની કમી નથી. તેમ છતાયે તેઓ આ બધામાં રચ્યા પચ્યા રહે છે. લાલુ કે મુલાયમ કે પછી રામવિલાસ પાસવાન પાસેથી આ આશા રાખવી નકામી છે. પણ ઉપરોક્ત વ્યક્તિઓ કાબેલ છે. પોતાની ઓળખ માટે કે નિર્વાહ માટે એમને કોઈની શેહ શરમ રાખવાની જરૂર નથી.
    સુખી ઘરના નેહરુ અને બીજા નેતાઓ પોતાની પરવા કર્યઆ ર્વિના ન્યાય અને સમભાવ ના પક્ષે રેહતા હતા. આજે માણસ જેટલો કાબેલ,વિચક્ષણ એટલોજ તકસાધુ અને ખુશામતખોર. દુખ આ વાતનું છે.
    રાજીવ nanavaty .

    • Dear Rajivbhai,

      P.M Manmohan singh has a spotless charecter. He is the only hope among the congressmen who behave like ‘Vasavayas’ In presence of Sonya Ghandhi.

      Gunvant Shah

      • Respected Shri Gunvantbhai,
        I am sorry. A democratically elected Prime Minister is publicly saying that he is ready to vacate PM’s chair whenever Rahul is ready to take over. He is not even a “Vasavaya” he is a “chowkidar” .He may be spotlessly clean but tolerating corruption all around himself is not corruption in itself?
        I quote Allama Iquabal with refrence to PM.

        Tu Idhar Udhar ki na baat kar.
        yeh bata, kafeela kyun loota.
        Mujhe rehjano se gila nahin
        Teri rahbari ka jawab de.”
        Regards,
        Rajiv Nanavaty.

      • Shri Gunvantbhai, I wrote to you disagreeing about Manmohansinghji,unfortunately and at the cost of national interrest I seem to be right. I am not happy. What irks me that for finding a way out from his troubles he has blamed BJP and Gujarat. Gujarat is certainly not an enemy nation. Believe me, there is no bigger Vasvaya than Mr. Manmohan SIngh within or without Sonia Gandhi’s presence.

  196. Vandaniya Shri. Gunvant Shah,

    It is not necessary to be a prominent personality first and then make a bigger statement.

    As long as it has ‘truth’ and ‘tathya’ in the matter, it is irrespective of whether a world leader says something or I proclaim it.

    And my proclamation (rather regret) is that it was not in the fate of India to have a Prime Minister in you. India missed the situation to see you as Prime Minister and missed the country flourishing forever.

    I know how baseless I am in my imagination but if it is ever in the destiny to meet you I may present a theory to prove that you could be a Prime Minister of India who could have provided sustainable development and growth to the nation. I know you are beyond boundaries of nation or planet but considering it is a ‘worldly matter’ you would have still looked into my unworldly imagination and served the position!

    Well, this is not to adore you or express my rapturous love for you through your writings and your thought process. You do not need it. So please accept my proclamation or regret (!) that we didn’t see you becoming the most effective National Leader.

    I am also aware that you are far beyond the sphere of such positions and ‘pratishtha’. However, the country would have benefited a lot if India had the prime minister in you ever in your lifetime.

    It may be still left in you. Who knows! Ironically, I am very realistic or rather a pessimistic mind. But your writings through your various books and creations have made me optimistic. Therefore, I keep hoping that you still become a National Leader to execute the Administrative Power for a ‘right’ development. Though the mental power is the ultimate, for the practical purpose at large, administrative and constitutional power also hold good for the welfare of humanity. So eventually you would have given due (!) consideration to my imagination and become a person at the Helm of Indian Affair.

    I have never ever been so imaginative or optimistic about anybody or anything in my life including for my family. This is a plain and simple wishful thinking. Kadaach mara ‘Vicharo Nu Vrundaavan’ ane mara ‘Vadgaa No Tahuko’ aaj hashe…..

    I love you limitless. I am truly apologized to all for writing a longish and irrational message in the public forum.

    With deepest love & respect,
    Neerav Vashi

  197. Shri. Gunvant Shah,

    It is not necessary to be a prominent personality first and then make a bigger statement.

    As long as it has ‘truth’ and ‘tathya’ in the matter, it is irrespective of whether a world leader says something or I proclaim it.

    And my proclamation (rather regret) is that it was not in the fate of India to have a Prime Minister in you. India missed the situation to see you as Prime Minister and missed the country flourishing forever.

    I know how baseless I am in my imagination but if it is ever in the destiny to meet you I may present a theory to prove that you could be a Prime Minister of India who could have provided sustainable development and growth to the nation. I know you are beyond boundaries of nation or earth but considering it is a ‘worldly matter’ you would have still looked into my unworldly imagination and served the position!

    Well, this is not to adore you or express my rapturous love for you through your writings and your thought process. You do not need it. So please accept my proclamation or regret (!) that we didn’t see you becoming the most effective National Leader.

    I am also aware that you are far beyond the sphere of such positions and ‘pratishtha’. However, the country would have benefited a lot if India had the prime minister in you ever in your lifetime.

    It may be still left in you. Who knows! Ironically, I am very realistic or rather a pessimistic mind. But your writings through your various books and creations have made me optimistic. Therefore, I keep hoping that you still become a National Leader to execute the Administrative Power for a ‘right’ development. Though the mental power is the ultimate, for the practical purpose at large, administrative and constitutional power also hold good for the welfare of humanity. So eventually you would have given due (!) consideration to my imagination and become a leader at the Helm of Indian Affair.

    I have never ever been so imaginative or optimistic about anybody or anything in my life including for my family. This is a plain and simple wishful thinking. Kadaach mara ‘Vicharo Nu Vrundaavan’ ane mara ‘Vadgaa No Tahuko’ aaj hashe…..

    I love you limitless. I also thank Mrs. Batul Mukhtiar Shah for her benevolence act. My apology to all for writing a longish and irrational message in the public forum.

    With deepest love & respect,
    Neerav Vashi

    • Dear Nirav,
      Your adoration for me is as genuine as it is baseless. I don’t deserve anything beyond a pure heart beating for our beloved Nation in all humanity I accept your love without accepting your baseless proclamation.
      Gunvant Shah

  198. Prati Guvant Bhai
    Apni Dhardar Kalam Thi ane Abhutpurva Bhasha sahili adbhut Che, apna lekh thi kai zanun ubhari ave che hu daily
    apna lekh vanchu chu

    apno abhipry & apna suvakyo tatha lekho mara email par moklo te mane gamshe hu daily read karish
    thanks

    Thanks my email id dvimal99@yahoo.com

    aipno …. Vimal

    • Dear Vimalbhai,
      Tamara pratibhav mate ghano abhar. Hu emna lekho blog uper muku chu. e-mail mokalvo shakya nathi.
      Manisha

  199. મુ.ગુણન્તભાઇ મે નવનિત સમપર્ણ મા જાત ભણીની યાત્રા aug.2010માના અનુભવો વાન્ચ્યા. ખુબ જ ગમ્યા! આપ થોડા મહિના પહેલા પાલનપુર આવેલા ત્યારે અમારી પી.ટી.સી કોલેજમા ઇન્સ્પેક્શન હોઇ તમને સાભળી શક્યો નહિ! ખુબ દુખ થયેલુ! ફરી આવી ગ્યાન ગન્ગા ઘર આગણે ક્યારે આવશે! કશુ ભુલ હોય તો માફ કરજો!

  200. Hello Gunwantbhai,

    Once you wrote that every religion should have one Swami Sachhidanandji.

    I just read, one pakistani journalist, Dr. Faruukh Saleem, the contents are appended:

    An article by Dr Faruukh Saleem, a Journalist in Pakistan.

    “What is happening in India?

    The two Ambani Brothers can buy 100% companies listed on Karachi Stock Exchange(KSE), and would be left with $30 billion to spare. The four richest Indians can buy all goods and services produced in a year by 169 million pakistanis, and still be left with $60 billinon to spare. The four richest indians are now richer then 40 richest chinese.

    In last November, it was Neeta Ambani’s (wife of Mukesh Ambani) birthdate. She got from her husband : A sixty million dollar Jet with a custom fitted master bedroom, another bedroom with mood lighting, a sky bar, entertainment cabins, satellite television, wireless communications, separate cabins for game consoles.

    Mukesh Ambani is now making a building for his own home,”Residence Antillia” at the cost of one billion dollars. This will be the most expensive house on the earth.

    In 2004, UNO has asked help from Election Commission of India to held elections in Afghanistan, eventhough the Pakistan is first neighbour to Afghanistan.

    In America, 12% of scientiests are from Indian Origin, 38% doctors, 36% of NASA scientiests, 34% of Microsoft employees and 28% of IBM employees are Indian origin.

    Sabeer Bhatia connected to hotmail, Vinod Khosla to Sun Microsystems, Vinod Dham to Intel Pentium Processor, Rajiv Gupta to HP E-speak Project. Bollywood produces 800 movies per year, and six indian girls have won Miss Universe/Miss World in last ten years.

    Indians and Pakistanis have the same Y-chromosome haplogroup. We have the same sequence and the same genetic marker (namely: M124). We have the same DNA molecule, the same DNA sequence. Our culture, our traditions and our cuisine are all the same. We watch the same movies and sing the same songs. What is it that Indians have and we dont?

    Simple answer to why the Indians far better then the Pakistanis – they dont focus on religion all the time and neither do they spend time and money in devising ways to kill their own and everyone else over religion.”

  201. RES.GUNVAT BHAI,

    GANI NANI UMAR THI TAMNE VANCHU CHU…HAVE ADAT THAI GAYA CHO TAME PELA TAME SHOKH HATA…..TAMARU VANCHAN MANE PRERNA APTU RAHE CHE…GANI BABTO MA TAME PUKHT VANCHAN PIRSYU TE BADAL HU TAMARI ABHARI CHU….

    FROM:
    VISHWA DHOLAKIA

  202. Dear Gunvantbhai,

    I have been reading your articles in the DB, the latest being on Encounters etc. this morning.

    Is it not a great tragedy for a once great Nation of ours that thousands of pages have been filled with angst from almost everyone and still we are not able to do anything at all to stem the rot?

    The vernacular vs English divide in journalism in our country is eating into the entrails of our Nation.

    Hindus in the Congress are staunch Hindus in their homes but turn against Hindus in public. Most of the Hindus are upto their neck with such an openly anti-Hindu and pro-Muslim hypocritic policies of the Congress.

    It is needless to aver that Hindus are not against Muslims, or for that matter against any other religious community at all. It is only in our country that all the religions have prospered for millennia. Even today the other religionists openly propagate their religion and even convert illiterate Hindus to their religion.

    Equally, it is needless to aver that most terrorists are misguided and, therefore, fanatic Muslims. But, we shudder to utter the word.

    The Congress, from Indira Gandhi’s reign onwards has shown complete bankruptcy in its policies. It has made us as a Nation to look absolute fools in the eyes not only of our own people and particularly, the Muslims but in the eyes of the entire world. Being tolerant as an older brother is ok, once, twice, thrice but after that, seeing the total intransigence in the younger brother, he must be disciplined enough lest the limitless tolerance is taken as a cowardice which now is the case. For our stature, all the neighbouring countries should be shivering in their pants to even think of tinkering with us. Instead, not only Pakistan but even Bangla Desh which owes its very existence to us, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the entire neighbourhood treats us like pygmies of no consequence at all. By expecting the world to do what we ourselves should have already done and should be doing now, the Congress has made a laughing stock of our nation in the world.

    It cannot be gainsaid that the CBI is being misused by the Congress. Notice instantaneous notice to Lalu from the CBI about his fodder scam immediately after he objected to the Nuclear bill in the House?

    BJP had got a God-sent opportunity when it came to power. But then, the same power went into their heads and they lost miserably after just one term.

    All said and done, the only form of governance we, in our country, can have is the one based on Dharma, not religion but, Sanaatan Dharma. The four Varnas created by the Creator have got to be respected if we have to prosper. The Lalus and the Mayavatis and the Karunanidhis are a case in point, if any is needed. We, therefore, have to have an Administration, not a government, at the Centre as well as in the States which follow rigorously the dictates of the Dharma as propounded by Shri Krushna in the Geeta.

    And, while on the subject of Shri Krushna, I cannot help mentioning why the Word gets corrupted in the English language to Sri Krishna? Perhaps, this has come from the South where Shri Ram becomes Sri Rama and Shri Krushna becomes Sri Krishnaa without realising that it is Draupadi who is called Krushnaa. That was BTW.

    How, we can bring about the above change is the subject of prime importance and priority for all of us to ensure. I can only hope to see it coming although I am in my late Seventies.

    Could you kindly afford an easy access to your e-mail ID, PLEASE?

    Warm regards.

    Hemendra A. Mehta.
    22/viii.2010.

    B-3, Vrajdeep towers,
    Race Course,
    Vadodara 390 007.
    Gujarat.
    India.
    Phones: 0265 234 00 36 (LL)
    0922 721 2734 (M)

  203. I try to attend your surat’s program which is held on 29/08/10.

    But I can’t.

    Then I watch a recording of it and I really like it but one thing idon’t like is you see positivity in Bin Laden also..
    I accept everyone has it’s own thinking but try to understand that it impact reversely on youth mind..

  204. I have been reading your articles for quite sometimes….you started very well and established your self as “Gandhian” but eventually you have been promoting Fascism…more so as most if your articles are defaming NGOs…and most of the articles are protecting midi who has no cultural back ground…or else he/ she would have name family members -.one would be sorry to call him Nanard as he is incapable of making any family…such person, one wonders, what can he do ???!!@@ and you are taking his brief…earlier it was balshis, tripathis and other so called gujarati inteligenta who were protecting him/her….

    Since you have been telling time and again to guajratis of being Gandhian and believer in Ramayan…trust me, God is not going to leave this modi ani mandali including those who vaguely try to protect them….

    —Ek Gujarati Hindi Brahamin

  205. શ્રી ગુણવંતભાઇ, અડધો પ્યાલો ભરેલો છે. કાર્યક્રમની પ્રેસનોટ વાંચી, ““ગાંધી કરતાં લાદેનની પ્રેરકશક્તિ વધુ.” આ વિધાન આપ બોલ્યા હો તો મને અતિ નવાઇ લાગે છે. આપના જેવા વિદ્વાન વ્યક્તિ એમ કહે ગાંધીને સાંભળી બે ચાર લોકો કદાચ મરવા પણ તૈયાર થયા હશે, જ્યારે ઓસામા માટે હજારો યુવાનો સ્યુસાઇડ બોમ્બર બનવા તૈયાર છે.
    અરે વડીલ, ગાંધીજીના પગલે ચાલવા લાખો લોકો તૈયાર હતા. સરદાર જેવા સરદાર અહિંસાને માર્ગે ચાલ્યા તે ગાંધીજીની સફળતા હતી. ધરાસણા સત્યાગ્રહમાં પઠાણોએ ગાંધીજીના વિચારોને લીધે અંગ્રેજોના ભયંકર અત્યાચરો સહન કરેલા. જેનો જન્મજાત સ્વભાવ મરવું કે મારવું હતો. ગાંધીજીની પ્રેરકશક્તિ સામે લાદેનની પ્રેરકશક્તિ કંઇ જ ન કહેવાય કારણ કે, સ્ત્રી, ધન માટે મરવા અનેક (લાખો)લોકો તૈયાર થઇ જાય. નિસ્વાર્થ દેશ ભક્તિ માટે મરવા તૈયાર થયા તે પ્રેરકશક્તિનું ઉત્તમ ઉદાહરણ ગણાય. વધારે વાત કરવા મળશે તો જરુર ગમશે. રાજેશ ધામેલિયા સુરત. મો.૯૦૩૩૬૦૬૦૭૧ ””””

  206. Respected sir,

    I would like to introduce my self vinod vaishnav. I am regularly reading your columns is Divya Bhaskar. I am Vice President of JCI OOIL city, Mehsana Located at North Gujarat. (Chapter of Junior Chamber International, India.

    we at Junior chamber international provide opportunities to develop leadership and enterpreneourship and personality development. we want to organise your seminar at mehsana in January-2011. (preferabley Saturday or sunday. i Request to you that please give me opportunity to organise your seminar at mehsana and give your appointment to confirmation.
    thanks

    Jc vinod vaishnav
    Mob 9879003820
    vinod3820@gmail.com

  207. hello sir…
    i like your articles very much.
    i read them mostly in news papers.
    i want to publish them on my blog, so please give me a permission to publish them.

  208. namaskar shree dr shah saheb i dr.suresh my saying is that your inteligent revolution is really great we read you regular in divyabhaskar

  209. hello Mr.Shah

    “adadho glas bharelo chhe” na pravachan ma tamaro osama pretye no positive attitude sambhline kharekhar hu acharya pami gayo ke motabhage bharat desh ni khamiyo ne negative attitude thi pradrshit karta lekh lakhnar vaykti atli had sudhi positve pan vichari shake chhe!

    Mara desh ni kadach sauthi moti samsya curruption hashe,pan shu tamne ahi 50% bharelo glas nathi dekhto?

    nakaratmak lekho no maro chalavnar patrakar karta ek aatankvadi to saro j..tena karya thi desh na amuk hissa na j nagriko ma bhay felay,desh ni system pratye ashantosh jage.jyare aapna karyo thi akha desh na nagriko na deshprem ni bhvana bimar thay jay chhe.

    Hu kharekhar khush chhu ke atli ummre pan tamne sadbuddhi to avi.surat ma tamaru pravachan sambhline mane ek asha jagi chhe ke kadach have thi tame deshdroh nu kam bandh karsho.

  210. શ્રદ્ધેય શ્રી ગુણવન્તભાઈ,
    નમસ્તે.
    મારું નામ રમેશ ચન્દ્ર મહેતા. તમારી સાથે સહુ પ્રથમ સાક્ષાત્કાર સુરતમાં રાંદેરના તમારા નિવાસ સ્થાને થયો હતો. સુરતના પ્રસિદ્ધ દંતચિકિત્સક ડૉ. સત્યદેવ પટેલની કૃપાને કારણે આ સૌભાગ્ય મળ્યું હતું. ત્યાર બાદ કછોલીમાં આર્યસમાજના કાર્યક્રમમાં મંચ ઉપર તમારી સાથે બેસવાનું સૌભાગ્ય પ્રાપ્ત થયું હતું. અને અંતે તાંઝાનિયામાં જ્યારે તમે પધાર્યા હતા ત્યારે શ્રી અશ્વિનભાઈ ગણાત્રાના કાર્યાલયમાં.
    હવે હું અમદાવાદમાં સ્થાયી છું. દિલ્હીથી પ્રકાશિત થતા માસિક પત્ર ટંકારા સમાચારમાં મારા માટે બે પૃષ્ઠ આરક્ષિત છે, એમાં વિવિધ વિષયો પર લખતો રહું છું. એકવાર ગુજરાતની સામાજીક ક્રાન્તિના સૂત્રધાર મોનજી રૂધર પર લખી ચુક્યો છું, તો મોનજી રૂધરને સામાજીક ક્રાન્તિના સૂત્રધાર બનાવવામાં પ્રધાન ભૂમિકા ભજવનાર મલવાડા (ચિખલી)ના મુકુન્દજી કુંવરજી પર પણ લખી ચુક્યો છું.
    મારી પાસે તમને ઉપયોગી થાય એવો એક અપ્રાપ્ય લેખ છે. લેખક છે અચ્યુત પટવર્ધન. એમના પરિચય વિષયે તમને તો કંઈ લખવાનું હોય જ નહીં. લેખનો વિષય આજના સેક્યુલરવાદીઓની આંખ ઉઘાડી નાખે તેવો છે. એમાં એમણે પોતાના સમગ્ર મિશનના પરિપાકનું જે ફળ મળ્યું તે વિષયે લખ્યું છે. આ લેખ હિન્દીમાં છે. તેની કૉપી તમને ક્યાં મોકલવી તે જણાવવાની કૃપા કરશો.
    અમદાવાદમાં મોનજી રૂધરના વંશજ ડૉ. બિપિન નાયકને ત્યાં ઘણી વખત જતો હોઉં છું, ક્યારેક તમારી ચર્ચા પણ થતી હોય છે.
    પત્રનો જવાબ આપશો તો આભારી થઈશ.
    કૃપાભિલાષી
    રમેશ ચન્દ્ર મહેતા

    • પ્રિય રમેશભાઈ,
      તમને મળું તો જરૂર ઓળખી શકું. અચુત પટવર્ધનનો લેખ મને જરૂર મોકલી આપશો.મારું સરનામું છે :

      ‘Tahuko’
      139 Vinayak Society,
      J.P. Road
      Baroda-20
      વડોદરા આવો તો મારે ઘરે પધારજો . ડોક્ટર બીપીનભાઈને મળ્યો છું. અશ્વિન ભાઈ બરોડા આવે ત્યારે મળે છે. કુશળ?
      ગુણવંત શાહ

      • શ્રદ્ધેય શ્રી ગુણવન્તભાઈ,
        સ-શ્રદ્ધા નમસ્તે.
        પહેલા તો ક્ષમા માગી લઉં, કારણ કે ઘણા દિવસથી તમારો બ્લોગ ખોલ્યો નહોતો.
        શ્રી અચ્યુત પટવર્ધનનો લેખ મોકલવામાં સમય લાગશે, કારણ કે તેને ટાઈપ કરવો પડશે, મને લાગે છે કે આવો લેખ બ્લોગ પર તો મોકલી ન શકું. ટાઈપ કરીને તે ફાઇલ (પી.ડી.એફ.) ઈમેલ દ્વારા મોકલું તો વાંધો તો નહીં આવે ને?
        પોતાના લેખમાં શ્રી અચ્યુતજીએ કેટલીક વિસ્ફોટક કબુલાતો કરી છે, જે આજના તથાકથિત સેક્યુલારિસ્ટોની આંખો ઉઘાડી નાખે તેવી છે, હા, તેઓ પોતાનું મસ્તિષ્ક ઉઘાડું રાખીના નિખાલસતા પૂર્વક જાહેરમાં સ્વીકારવા તૈયાર હોય તો.
        અસ્તુ, ટાઈપ કરવાનું ચાલું કરી દઉં છું, બને ત્યાં સુધી પોસ્ટમાં જ મોકલી આપીશ.
        હું મહર્ષિ દયાનન્દના વિચારોના રંગે રંગાયેલો છું. અને એમના જ મિશનના ભાગ રૂપે કછોલી અને દારેસલામમાં આપની સાથે સત્સંગનું સૌભાગ્ય મળ્યું હતું.
        પરિવારમાં બધાને યથા-યોગ્ય નમસ્તે.
        ભવદીય
        રમેશચન્દ્ર મહેતા

      • Sorry to late. Here is reply
        પુસ્તકનું મૂળ નામ છે –
        “आधुनिक भारत और इस्लाम”
        लेखकः- महेश्वर अनंत करंदीकर
        मूल ग्रंथ Islam in India’s translation to Modernity का ‘स्वतन्त्र भारत’
        लखनऊ के सम्पादक अशोकजी द्वारा किया हुआ संक्षिप्त रूपान्तर-भाषान्तर
        प्रकाशकः ओरिएण्ट लॉन्गमैन, 3।5 आशफ अली रोड, नवी दिल्ली 1
        प्रथम संस्करण 1972
        प्राक्कथनः- (अच्युत पटवर्धन)
        भारत की स्वतंत्रता का आंदोलन वास्तव में भारत के आधुनिकीकरण के बड़े आंदोलन का अंग था। अंगरेजी राज के कारण भारत के बौद्धिक और शिक्षित वर्ग को पता चला कि यूरोप के देश किस प्रकार विज्ञान और टेक्नालाजी के विकाश के द्वारा भौतिक समृद्धि और सास्कृतिक उन्नति की ओर बढ़ रहे हैं। उन्होंने शीघ्र ही समझ लिया कि न्याययुक्त और बुद्धिसंगत समाज व्यवस्था स्थापित करने के लिए पहले स्वतन्त्रता और लोकतंत्र की स्थापना आवश्यक है। विरोध कर ऐसे देश में जहाँ जनता गरीबी, अज्ञान और दकियानूसी रूढ़ियों से ग्रस्त हो, आधुनिकता और नई रोशनी की बहुत जरूरत है। परंतु सदियों का अंधविश्वास और दकियानुसीपन हमारी उन्नति में बाधक था, इसलिए भारत के बुद्धिमान वर्ग ने देश में नई चेतना उत्पन्न करने का यत्न किया। स्वराज्य की प्राप्ति के बाद भी दकियानुसीपन ने हमारा पल्ला नहीं छोड़ा और हमें मालुम है कि देश में सांप्रदायिकता और प्रांतीयता का कितना जोर है। पिछड़ेपन तथा अज्ञान के कारण आज जनता अपनी अनिवार्य आवश्यकताओं की पूर्ति करने में भी असम्रर्थ है।
        हमारी सबसे विकट समस्या राष्ट्रीय एकता को बनाए रखने की है। ब्रिटिश अधिकारियों का दावा था कि अंगरेजी राज के कारण ही भारत में एकता स्थापित हो सकी। इस बात से तो इनकार करना कठिन है कि अंगरेजी राज से पहले भारत राजनीतिक रूप से एक नहीं था। साथ ही यह भी है कि राष्ट्रीयता का सिद्धान्त भी दो सौ वर्षों से पुराना नहीं। देश में इस समय भाषाओं और प्रदेशों में जो झगड़े मचे है और लोकतंत्र की जो दुर्दशा हो रही है, (पृष्ठ सं. 5) उसे देखकर बड़ी निराशा होती है। दुःख की बात यह है कि हमारे राजनीतिक दल यह नहीं देख रहे हैं कि उन सबके सामने समान संकट है और उसका मुकाबला राष्ट्रीय एकता से ही किया जा सकता है। बाहरी शत्रु के मुकाबले देश के लोग और राजनीतिक दल एक होकर खड़े हो सकते हैं, इसीसे हम संतुष्ट नहीं रह सकते क्योंकि बाहरी शत्रु से ज्यादा खतरनाक भीतरी शत्रु है, फूट और विघटन की शक्तियां हैं, जिनसे लड़ने के लिए देश के सभी वर्गो में मज़बूत एकता की जरूरत है। देश की एकता के लिए ऐसी ही एक खतरनाक समस्या अल्पसंख्यकों की, खास कर मुसलमानों की है।
        सन् 1941 में हमने अपने कम्यूनल ट्रेंगिल (सांप्रदायिक त्रिकोण) नामक ग्रंथ में हिन्दू मुसलिम समस्या पर विचार किया था और यह मत प्रकट किया था कि मुख्यतः अंगरेजी सरकार ही दोनों संप्रदायों को एक दूसरे से लड़ा रही है। लेकिन स्वतंत्रता के बीस वर्ष बाद यह कहना पड़ता है कि यहि हमारी यह बात सही होती तो स्वतंत्र भारत में मुसलिम समाज की समस्या सुलझ गई होती। लेकिन ऐसा नहीं है। इसलिए हमें प्रसन्नता है कि इस पुस्तक के लेखक ने इस समस्या पर वड़ी ईमानदारी और विद्वतापूर्वक फिर से विचार करने का प्रयत्न किया है।
        पाकिस्तान की स्थापना अब इतिहास की बात बन चुकी है। यह इतिहास दुःखद है। पर इससे हम बहुत कुछ सीख सकते हैं। मुसलिम बहुल प्रांतो की समस्या उन प्रांतो से बहुत भिन्न थी, जहाँ उनकी संख्या बहुत थोड़ी थी। यह इतिहास की एक विडंबना है कि पाकिस्तान की स्थापना उत्तरप्रदेश, बिहार, बम्बई आदि के इन्हीं अल्पसंख्यक मुसलमानों के बल पर हो सकी। अस्तु, पाकिस्तान की स्थापना से हिन्दू-मुसलिम समस्या का एक अध्याय समाप्त होता है और विभाजन के बाद की स्थिति में इस समस्या का नए सिरे से अध्ययन करना जरूरी है।
        यह प्रश्न स्वाभाविक है कि क्या देश का बटवारा अनिवार्य था। राजनीति के विद्यार्थी के लिए यह विचार करना बड़ा लाभदायक होगा कि देश की अखंडता क्यों नहीं कायम रह सकी। इतने दिन बीत जाने के बाद अब उन घटनाओं पर तटस्थ दृष्टि से विचार किया जा सकता है और यह पूछा जा सकता है कि भारत में राष्ट्रीयता के विकास में क्या दोष आ गया। क्यों मुसलमानों में इतनी अराष्ट्रीयता आई कि देश के विभाजन पर तुल गए।
        मेरा ऐसा विचार है कि सन् 1947 में किसी न किसी तरह का देश का विभाजन अनिवार्य हो गया था। मगर हमें देखना चाहिए कि इसमें हमारा कितना दोष था। स्वतंत्रता आंदोलन के क्रम पर दृष्टिपात करने से मैं इस नतीजे पर पहुँचता हूँ कि गांधीजी की हिमालयाकार भूल थी खिलाफक ते आंदोलन का समर्थन (पृष्ठ स. 6) करना। इस भूल के घातक परिणाम हुए। यह बड़ा ही प्रतिक्रियावादी कदम था। प्रगतिशील मुसलमानों को कदापि ‘खिलाफत’ का समर्थन नहीं करना चाहिए था। खलीफा के पद को समाप्त करके कमालपाशा ने इसे सिद्ध कर दिया। उसके इस कदम का दुनिया भर के मुसलमानों ने स्वागत किया और कमालपाशा ने अपने इस कदम से साम्राज्यवाद से लड़ने वाले तरुण मुसलमानों का प्रशंसापात्र बन गया। कमालपाशा के नेतृत्त्व में होने वाले तुर्की के इनकलाब के सबसे पहले प्रशंसको में मौ. अबुलकलाम आज़ाद भी थे। एक तो खिलाफत का आंदोलन खुद एक प्रतिक्रियावादी चीज थी, दूसरे इसमें पड़ने से गांधीजी को कट्टर रूढ़वादी मौलानाओं और मौलवियों का साथ देना पड़ा। इस प्रकार वह अनजान में ही भारत के मुसलमानों में बुद्धिमान, नई रोशनी के उदार नेतृत्त्व के उदय में बाधक और कट्टर मुल्लाशाही की गोद में ढकेलने में सहायक सिद्ध हुए। मौलाना मुहम्मद अली के उस समय के भाषण, आज बुद्धि के विरुद्ध और आधुनिक धर्मनिरपेक्ष राज्य के विचार के विपरीत जान पड़ते हैं। जहाँ काँग्रेस के आंदोलन से हिन्दुओं में धार्मिक सुधार और उदारता की लहर आई और बुद्धिवाद को बढ़ावा मिला, वहाँ खिलाफत को शह दे कर मुसलमानों में कठमुल्लापन, कट्टरता और धर्मांधता को प्रोत्साहन दिया। जिन्ना जैसे बुद्धिवादी मुसलमान इससे विरक्त हुए। काँग्रेस और मुस्लिम लीग में विरोध की जड़ में यही बात थी। बीती हुई बातों पर विचार करने से एक और गलती को स्वीकारना होगा। पं. जवाहरलाल नेहरू और नौजवान काँग्रेसजन (जिनमें इन पंक्तियों का लेखक और उसके समाजवादी साथी भी थे) यह समझते थे कि प्रदेश और संप्रदाय के झगड़े असली और बुद्धिवादी वर्ग-संघर्ष के सामने दब जाएंगे। हमारी पीढ़ी मार्क्स और लेनिन का नाम जपती थी और समझती थी कि इतिहास का क्रम आर्थिक शक्तियों से निर्दिष्ट होता है। इसलिए हमारा विचार था कि मुसलिम जनता को दकियानुसी मुसलिम लीग और धर्मांध मुल्लाओं के प्रभाव से निकालना चाहिए। इसलिए जवाहरलाल नेहरू का मुसलिम जन संपर्क कार्यक्रम बनाया गया, जिसका उद्देश्य हिन्दू और मुसलिम सभी शोषित और गरीब लोगों को आर्थिक शोषण से लड़ने के लिए एक मंच पर लाना था। मज़हबी झगड़ों को मिटाने का सबसे अच्छा उपाय हमें यह लगा कि जमींदारी उन्मूलन और समाजवादी कार्यक्रम को आगे बढ़ाया जाय। परन्तु यह उपाय भी कारगर न हुआ। आज यह स्वीकार करना पड़ता है कि संप्रदाय, जाति, प्रान्त और भाषा की भावना बड़ी प्रबल और देश की एकता में बाधक है।
        इन्हीं दो गलत नीतियों – संप्रदाय के बजाय वर्ग की भावना को ज्यादा महत्व (पृष्ठ सं. 7) देने और पुरातनपंथी मुल्लाओं का समर्थन करने के कारण काँग्रेस, मुसलमानों मे प्रगतिशील और आधुनिकतावादी नेतृत्त्व के उदय में बाधक हुई। यह सही है कि इस प्रकार के लोग मुसलमानों में उतने नहीं जितने हिन्दू, पारसी और ईसाई समाजो में। मुसलमानों में भी ऐसे लोग है, लेकिन मज़हबी जोश के आगे उनकी कुछ नहीं चलती। और मुस्लिम समाज में इतने वर्षों में भी बुद्धिवाद की कोई प्रगति नहीं हो सकी है।
        इस पुस्तक में इस समस्या पर एक नई दृष्टि से विचार किया गया है। इसके पहले भाग में इस्लाम के उदय और विकास की कहानी है। यह कुरान शरीफ और खिलाफत के इतिहास के गहरे अध्ययन पर आधारित है। इसमें तथ्य दिए गए है और इतिहास की कोई तोड़ मरोड़ नहीं की जा सकी है। विश्व की एक शक्ति के रूप में इस्लाम के विकास की सभी प्रवृत्तियों का इसमें उल्लेख है। इसमें यह लक्षित होगा कि अन्य मज़हबों की तरह इस्लाम के विकास की भी दो स्पष्ट धाराएं रही है। एक में यह बुतपरस्ती और अंधविश्वास तथा अरब कबीलों की आपस में लडाई और लुटपाट का विरोधी, अरब के सूखे रेगिस्तान में पला, कट्टर लड़ाकु मज़हब है। इस रूप में रेगिस्तान की निर्ममता, संकीर्णता, असहिष्णुता और मज़हबी कट्टरता है। यह रूप में इसमें इस्लाम के इतिहास में और भारत पर इस्लाम के आधिपत्य में, महमूद गज़नवी की खूंरेजी से लेकर औरंगज़ेब के अत्याचारों में लक्षित होता है। यह इस्लाम के दूसरे शानदार उज्जवल रूप पर धब्बे की तरह है। इस्लाम का यह रूप ज्यादा उदार है और पैगम्बर की इस नसीहत से प्रेरित है कि ‘इल्म की खोज में चीन कर जाओ’ और लेखक की स्याही में शहीद के खून से ज्यादा ताकत है। इस्लाम की इस दूसरी धारा में यूनान और रोम के ज्ञान को ग्रहण किया और अटलांटिक के तट पर स्पेन तक फैला तथा ईसाई संस्कृति से बहुत कुछ लिया और उसे दिया। दूसरी प्रवृत्ति भारत में भी दिखाई पड़ती है, जब हिन्दू पंडित और मुसलमान सूफ़ी ने साथ मिल कर आत्मा के रहस्य की खोज की और अद्वैत तथा इस्लामी एकेश्वरवाद में निहित एक ही आध्यात्मिक तत्त्व का अनुभव किया। कबीर तथा दादू ने इसी एकता का उपदेश किया। हिन्दुस्तानी संगीत के विकास में हिन्दू और फ़ारसी संस्कृति के इसी संगम का दर्शन होता है। अकबर इस सांस्कृतिक संगम का पैगम्बर था और वह अकेला न था। इसी कारण सुदूर दक्षिण में, बंगाल में, सिन्ध में, हिन्दू और मुसलमान सदियों तक मिलकर शान्ति और प्रेम से रह सके।
        वास्तव में इस्लाम का प्रवेश भारत में एक ही स्त्रोत से नहीं हुआ। अलग अलग समय और स्थान पर, अनेक रूप में अनेक जातियों और फिरकों द्वारा भारत (पृष्ठ सं. 8) में इस्लाम का प्रवर्तन हुआ। इस्लाम को भारत में लाने वाले लोग भिन्न भिन्न नस्लों और जातियों के थे और अपने साथ मुसलमानी मज़हब के अलावा और तत्त्व भी लाए। इस्लाम में जिस प्रकार अनेक मत या फिरके चले, उसी प्रकार उसमें अनेक तरह की सियासतें या राजनीतिक पद्धतियाँ भी मिलती है। यह समझना भूल है कि भारतीय मुसलमानों का इस्लाम एक ही तरह का है। भारत में आनेवाली भिन्न भिन्न मुसलमान जातियों के मज़हब पर उनकी जाति की अपनी छाप है। तुर्की का इस्लाम, अरबी और अफ़गानी इस्लाम से काफी भिन्न है। मुसलमानों पर अपने चारों ओर के सांस्कृतिक परिवेश का भी असर पड़ा। फारस की संस्कृति के साथ-साथ हिन्दू संस्कृति ने भी इस्लाम को प्रभावित किया। भारतीय इस्लाम एक ऐसी माला है, जिसमें मज़हब के धागे में जाति, संसकृति और राजनीति के मोती पिरोए हुए है (पर्सीयल स्पीयर – द पोजिशन आफ मुस्लिम्स बिफोर एंड आफ्टर द पार्टीशन)।
        उक्त उद्धरण में जो बात संक्षेप में कही गई है उसी को इस पुस्तक में बड़ी लगन और विद्वता से बताया गया है। इस अध्ययन से एक और बात निकलती है कि हिन्दू, बौद्ध, मुस्लिम, ईसाई प्रत्येक धर्म का देश काल से एक संबंध है। साथ ही उसमें एक शाश्वत तत्त्व भी होता है। प्रत्येक धर्म में मानव जीवन के रहस्य को समझने का सच्चा प्रयत्न है, इसलिए जो भी व्यक्ति मनुष्य जीवन के प्रयोजन को समझना चाहता है, उसके लिए इन धर्मों में सामग्री है। प्रत्येक धर्म अपनी पोराणिक कथाओं के माध्यम से कुछ शाश्वत तत्त्वों का निरूपण करता है। प्रत्येक धर्म की अपनी समाज व्यवस्था होती है। हम प्रत्येक धर्म के अस्थायी सामयिक तत्त्वों को छांट कर उसके स्थायी तत्त्व को अलग कर सकते हैं। जिसे हम आधुनिकता कहते हैं, उसका तत्त्व केवल यह है कि मनुष्य के सारे प्रयत्नों का प्रयोजन मनुष्य की भलाई है। धर्म का प्रयोजन मनुष्य को ऊंचा उठाना है, न कि धार्मिक विधि विधान के नाम पर मनुष्य की बलि चढाना। इस दृष्टि से यह आवश्यक है कि हम मुसलमानों को, दकियानुसी रूढ़ियों को छोड़कर इस्लाम की सच्ची भावना ग्रहण करने को प्रेरित करें। हिन्दुओं के बारे में भी यही बात लागू होती है।
        हिन्दु विधि और मुसलमानी शरअ दोनों समय के पिछड़ गए हैं, और आधुनिकता की प्रगति में बाधक है। बीसवीं सदी के उत्तरार्ध में समाज की धारणा बदली है। इस पर संयुक्त राष्टों के मानव अधिकार की घोषणा का प्रभाव है। भारत में इस पर हमारे संविधान के मौलिक अधिकारों और निर्देशक सिद्धांतो का भी गहरा प्रभाव पड़ा है। इसमें स्त्रियों को पूरी समानता दी गई है। यह धर्म की सच्ची भावना के पूरी तरह अनुकूल है, क्योंकि इसका उद्देश्य, मनुष्यता की प्रतिष्ठा है। हिन्दु और मुसलमान दोनों को मनुष्यता की इस भावना का आदर करना चाहिए।
        पुस्तक के दूसरे भाग में जो विश्लेषण किया गया है उसमें हिन्दू, पारसी, आदि अन्य संप्रदायों के आधुनिक विचार वाले युवकों को सोचने विचारने का मसाला मिलेगा। पुस्तक के अंत में आशा की गई है कि भारत में ऐसे युवक युवतियों की कमी न होगी, जो पुरानी पीढ़ी के दकियानुसी विचारों से पल्ला छुड़ा सकेंगे।
        लेखक ने मुझे यह प्राकथ्थन लिखने का निमंत्रण दिया, इसके लिए मैं उनका आभारी हूँ। हमारी पुस्तक ‘कम्युनल ट्रैगिल’ में हिन्दू मुसलिम समस्या का विवेचन है, जैसा हमने आज से 25 वर्ष पहले उसे समझा था। अब हम स्वीकार करते हैं कि उसमें भूल थी। देश के बँटवारे से हमें कुछ दुखद सबक मिले है।
        ध्यान रहे कि भारत का मुसलमान स्वभावतया यह चाहेगा कि भारत और पाकिस्तान में गाढ़ी दोस्ती रहे। हमें इसका गलत अर्थ नहीं लगाना चाहिए। ऐसा करने से भारत का नुकसान होगा और भारतीय मुसलमानों के साथ अन्याय होगा। उसकी वफादारी का सबसे बड़ा सबूत उसका भारत में ऐसे धर्म निरपेक्ष समाज की रचना में योग है, जिसमें भिन्न भिन्न धर्म, भाषा और प्रदेशों के लोग आपस में मिलजुल कर रह सके।
        मुसलमानों में एक स्वाभाविक प्रवृत्ति है कि वह अपनी कठिनाइयों और कष्टों का दोष हिन्दू संप्रदायवादियों पर गढ़ते हैं। अपनी मुसीबतों का दोष दूसरों को देना कमजोरी है। इस पुस्तक में मुसलमानों को इस प्रवृत्ति से सावधान किया गया है। यह मुसलमानों के पिछड़ेपन की निशानी है कि उन्होंने धर्मनिरपेक्षता और समाजवाद की पुकार पर कान नहीं दिया। स्वतंत्र भारत में उनके उन्नति न करने का यही सबसे बड़ा कारण है। जब तक मुसलमान सांप्रदायिक संगठन और आंदोलन पर भरोसा करते रहेंगेष उनको निराशा ही हाथ लगेगी। जब तक वह दूसरों के साथ मिलकर ऐसे समाज की रचना में योग नहीं देंगे, जिसमें विभिन्नता के बीच एकता रहे, वे ठोकरें खाते रहेंगे।
        – अच्युत पटवर्धन
        पूना
        30 सितंबर 1968
        સેવામાં,
        શ્રદ્ધેય શ્રી ગુણવન્તભાઈ શાહ
        ‘Tahuko’
        139 Vinayak Society,
        J.P. Road
        Baroda-20

  211. Hi Gunvantbhai,
    hope u fine ,…………..plssss lakhta raho ane ame vanchta rahiye aapna shabdo……….hamesha intezar hoy chhe aapna nava lekho no and books no……..

  212. sir,I am your regular column reader but besides that I especially like your stand for our IPS officers in central prison, ahmedabad.I can’t find any real secular person other than you though you have concluded realistic view for counter terrorism that fake encounter are inevitable nuisance. In democratic country like india which is largest democracy and role model for many growing democracies we shouldn’t and must not allow such abhorrent crime irrespective of excuses given or regardless our firm stand to counter terrorism.I myself have high respect and regards for officers who are accused in fake encounter case but this prodigy must be changed lest innocence people become it’s victim.power not only corrupts but evaporates fear of law which is endangered our constitutional rights and this kind of authority to officers must be curtailed with most priority so unprecedented example shall given by judiciary to do so.
    we are not enjoying movie of james bond in which they can give “license to kill” which is justifiable to demolish few gang of mafias or terrorists .we are in real life where every life is precious and we are not authority to decide who’s are more or less than others.
    Let me finish with quote by former CIA chief “…..in the name of fighting terrorism we may not become ourselves terrorist”.

  213. Respected Gunvant Sir,

    Subject: Invitation to ask for your esteemed presence at our grand delegation to be held in Ahmedabad on 25th december organised by “Gulshan-E-Urdu-Hindi-Adab -Committe-Ahmedabad”

    To brief we are a charitable organization working on Hindu Muslim Unity,Health awareness,blood donation,scholarship programmes for bright students across Gujarat.We have invited renowned and honorable personalities from across many religions and different places to bless our Delegation on 25th December.

    We would be glad if you can brighten up our occasion by your iconic presence.This will be a beacon for humane efforts and will promote secularism,brotherhood,humanity causes.

    For this, we would like to meet you in person for passing our hearty invitation.We humbly ask your consent regarding when and how we can meet.

    Awaiting your earliest feedback to take this forward.

    THANKING YOU,
    REGARDS,
    “Gulshan-E-Urdu-Hindi-Adab -Committe-Ahmedabad”
    9909428263
    9227528263

    • Dear Hardikbhai,
      I will talk about your invitation to Dr Gunvant Shah but it is absolutely necessary to talk with him personally about the invitation. His landline number is 0265-24067, in Baroda.
      Thanks
      Manisha

  214. Respected Gunvant bhai,
    Reference to ur article on 28/11/10…
    Dr.Singh ne pramanikta nu certificate bhale aapiye pan jyare Gathbandhan rajniti ni vaat aave athva congress ni andar na rajkaran ni vaat aave tyare achkaya vina ‘karodrajju vina na vadapradhan’ kehvama kai khotu nathi.

    Keep writing which forces us to think…

    On site performance,
    Can this be improved?
    L.K.Advani during last loksabha election when called him ‘weakest’ PM, everyone considered it as a personal attack but now when we read the excerpts of letter from Dayanidhi Maran to PM, it proves he is ‘spineless’.

    Bhishma pitamah nu Draupadi vstraharan vakhat nu maun(inaction) jetlu nidniya che ena thi lakh ganu Dr. Singh nu maun pan nindniya che. Ema Dr. Singh ne bichara kahi javabdari mathi mukt na kari shakay.

    Regards,
    Dhrumal.

  215. hello sir,
    I want to know have you ever written an article on “ijjat” is more important than child.
    I am asking in respect of owner killings are easy for brothers and father than face the society if any of their child got married with other cast opponent.
    Sir if you have written on this topic then i provide me the link if not then i would like you to write.
    sir can i get your email id? I need your counseling.

  216. Sri gunvantbhai,

    I am staying very near to u,opp akota stadium.
    I have attended ur lecture on “Swambhami uge uge”in baroda.i am also fan of yrs reading each & every article in news paper.I think u use to write in sandesh too.
    u must have herd of “Swabhiman andolan”run by swami ramdevji.
    Why don`t u take lead of it?Also u must heard of Rajiv dixit too.
    sir i want to meet u in baroda while i will be there.Just now i am out country.Even though i read all ur article thru ur blog.
    Sir u r samajsudharak like rajarammohanrai.

  217. માનનીય લેખક શ્રી ગુણવંત શાહ ,
    તમારા લેખો અત્યંત ઉમદા હોય છે. તમે ગયા રવિવારે જ ભારતની એકતા વિષે લેખ લખ્યો હતો કે હવે લોકો ધર્મના ભેદભાવ ભૂલી ને માનવધર્મમાં માની રહ્યા છે.ત્યાં જ રાહુલ ગાંધીના વિધાને ખળભળાટ મચાવ્યો છે. શા માટે આવવું બોલ્યા તે સમજાયું નથી. હિંદઓએ એ હમેશા તમામને આવકાર્યા છે. બીજો કયો દેશ બિનસાંપ્રદાયિક છે.રાહુલ ગાંધીએ દેશમાં અંગ્રેજોની “ભાગલા પાડો ને રાજ કરો” ની રાજનીતિ અપનાવી હોય તેવું લાગે છે.આ ધર્મની રાજનીતિ બંધ થવી જોઈએ. તમે આ રવિવારના દિવ્યભાસ્કરના લેખમાં આના વિષે લખશો તેવી આશા રાખીએ છીએ.
    ભારત ની એકતા અમર હતી છે અને રહેશે.
    ગાંધીજીની સત્ય અને અહિંસા, સરદારની એકતા,ભગતસિંહની કુરબાની ગાયબ થઇ રહી છે.
    જય શ્રી કૃષ્ણ, જય હિન્દ.

  218. Dear Shri Gunvantbhai,
    Since long I wanted to communicate with you, fortunately I came across this website, I hope you go through messages written by your fans. I would have loved to write in Gujarati, but not comfortable typing in Guajarati with English Key board. Few of my doubts.( I have read Guftagu, still 2 questions) I do not go to any Spiritual Guru but because you are “ Chintak & Vicharak “ questions to you.
    a. What is the purpose of this life, (I do not have children) what should be our aim?
    b. Is it better to live in Mumbai after retirement & try to earn as long as possible or to go to small town with decent money & spend life with comparative less hassles ?

    I am sure you will give your guidence to me on above

    nishidh

    • Dear Nishidh,

      Sorry to be late. I would consider you to be a very honest person so long as you do not dedicate your precious self to a spiritual Guru.My Congratulations.
      two days are very important in life: first the day on which you were born and second the day on which you realize why you were born.
      Hope you got my answer.
      Presently you are in a living hell. Please come out of it at your earliest convinience, after earning enough money to live a simple but rich inner life.
      Gunvant Shah

  219. Hope sir will response to my above questions, We have very few true advisors in Guajarati & I consider Dr. Shah as one of them.

  220. Res. Shri Gunavantbhai,

    My self is Hasit P. Trivedi, serving professional services to corporates in Gujarat situated at SIDCUP TOWER, NR. MARBLE ARCH, RACE COURSE, VADODARA. Since many years, we observed that our citizens are enjoying REPUBLIC AND INDENPENDENCE DAY as a holiday instead of contributing to the Nation. Based on feeling, Since last year members of complex decided to celebrating REPUBLIC DAY & INDENPENDENCE DAY by doing flag hoistinng and gathering at our complex, surprisingly we got good responce from the members and citizens from surrounding areas.

    By requesting herewith, invite you as a Chief Guest of the Function for Republic Day ceremony at our complex. We hope you will definately grant our application and give your confirmation for the same.

    May i get your contact details so that we will come personally for submission of request.

    Awaiting for your reply please at the earliest,

    Hasit P. Trivedi
    Mobile : 9825244020
    hpt@trivediassociates.co.in
    109-113, SID CUP TOWER,
    Race Course, Vadodara -390007.
    Gujarat.

    • Dear Hasitbhai,
      I will pass your feelings to Gunvant Shah, you can talk to him in Baroda at 0265-2340673
      Thanks
      Manisha

  221. Hi,

    I was present yesterday at Cross Word and enjoyed the each second there listening you and Dr. Manisha Manish. I bought the book also, gone through some pages of it and listen the audio CD accompanying that book. I think it is the best investment for me and my family. Keep it up.

  222. Sir/ Madam

    New Book “Krishnam Shanam Gchchami’ should be made available at Crosswords outlets in Mumbai. It is practically difficult from suburbs to go to Princes Street to get Gujarati Books. I kindly request you to arrange to make Guajarati Books available at Crosswords outlets of suburban Mumbai (Powai , Hiranandani Outlet is near to us)

  223. Sir,
    I may not be right, but over period of time I have realised that basic nature with which any human being is born does not change much.
    Those who are born with natural Karuna, Prem & Daya remain the same even after they are cheated & trapped by others for their goodness, they forget it in short while & start again showing above virtues to the society.
    Those who are cunning , shrewd & selfish , remain same though they may be regularly reading spiritual , philosophical & loads of other self improvement books which are available by Indian & international writers, or even after regularly attending speeches of spiritual leaders or philosophers .
    I may be wrong but I always find resemblance of humans with the story of Panctantra about a Crow & a Swan of Mansarover, even after flight to the Kailash with the help of Hans, ultimately crow set on dirt & threw dirt on the swan.

  224. Dear Sir,

    I have been reading your Divya Bhaskar Sunday articles since long time.

    All of them were very good including today’s one.

    I pray for your long and healthy life so that we can keep reading your quality articles regularly.

    Regards,
    Kashyap Trivedi

    • Dear Kashyapbhai,
      I do remember your letter. You are an aryasamajist and I respect that. I had asked you to see me personally so that I can show you the ‘praman’ .please keep an open mind.

      Gunvant shah

  225. Dear Gunvant Bhai,
    I’ve been reading your books on krishna and am totally absorbed by your life changing writing. i live in nakuru kenya where it is difficult to get your books, these books i read were from the local library
    Recently i was reading what i had noted down from your previous books and thought that you must have released a new one. when i opened my mail, i saw an email about your new book “krishnam Sharnam Ghachhami” and i ordered it from india. currently after reading your book i am truly overjoyed! it gives both spiritual and motivational knowledge. I commend you on the book and sometimes even wish that i was your daughter that i would be intrigued by the knowledge you have to offer
    Your greatest fan….Arti Lotiya, NAKURU KENYA

    • Dear Artiben,
      I would have to try hard to deserve your admiration.My daughter Manisha went through the old files of articles which were about to be vanished. I had no time to go through the file and recapture the spirit of Krishna. If Krisha were to visit the earth now he can not find a suitable place anywhere except the African societies. The clever people of the world are so cunning that Krishna dare not to be there.
      I appreciate your feeling for me Artiben.

      Gunvant Shah

      • Ok! So you are the daughter of Gunvantbhai. Ignore my previous comments all over this blog. I was not ready to believe that it is coming from Tahuko, Gunvantbhai’s house.

        Khoob khoob abhinandan Manishaben.

        Kyank, aa blog vishe ane tamara vishe ekad panu muksho to mara jevane thodo bharoso bese. Mane to em j thayu ke aa kon mandi padyu chhe Gunvantbhai na name.

      • Dear Amitbhai,
        Yes I am Gunvant shah’s daughter and I along with my Bhabhi moderate this blog. All the answers are given by Gunvant Shah, except where I write my name specifically. I am an associate proffessor in Management in Veer Narmad South GUjarat University.

        Manisha Manish

  226. namste,
    sir.
    i am a teacher, apne yad hase k ape anklshwer taluka ni shree gattu vidyalay ni mulakat lidhi hati. ane tema apata gujrati bhasha sixan na vakhan pan karya hata.
    ame amari matrubhaha ma j amara balko ne sixan apva mangie chie. jyare aa shcool
    na trasti o a achanak koi pan karan apya vagar gajrati madhyam bandh karva no nirnaylidho che. ame tamam vali o ano sakhat virodh nodhavio che. apana gujrat ma koi potani marji thi game tyare balko na bhavish ne dhyan ma rarkya vagar bhasha nu avu apaman kai rite kari sake. (teo fakt english midiem chalu rakhva mange che)
    sir, apni pase etli apeksha che k aap amne kaik help karo, athava salah apo, athava to
    vartman patra ma aa babat vishe kaik lahko.
    thank u.

    • Dear Sudhirbhai,
      I am totally with you.I cannot do anything concrete at this age. Your trustees would like to convert the school into a shop.Please try to go from door to door and create a strong public opinion against the shop. Please don’t speak a word against english.
      Best of luck

      Gunvant Shah

  227. tame je bhrastachhar n chin ni niti n kashmir upar je kai lakho chho ae su sarkar pase pahochtu nathi k pachhi sarkar ne kaij karvu nathi k chhe su chin aapno ghano pradesh pachavi padse tyare aa loko jagse k su ha bovj dukh thai chhe aa badha rajkarniona niti thi

  228. Dr. gunvant ji shah you have been nominated for the life time achievement award under second Ramnivas Garg award for excellence in journalism. . Maitree Manch (surat).

  229. Dear Gunvantbhai,

    Kudos for your article on Swami Vivekanand published recently in Chitralekha ( issue dated 28 Feb 2011).
    I am an avid reader of your articles and books since last 10 years.
    I always wonder how easily our so called ‘educated’ Indians, Professionals – Doctors, CAs, Lawyers etc. bow to so called ‘SPIRITAUL GURUS’ !!! As if any person wearing a SAFFRON ROBE is holy and above all human mortals!
    For centuries, we are being brainwashed by our ‘Gurus’ actually Charlatans that this world is an illusion (Maya) while they amass huge wealth for the self !! I feel our film actors are more honest than these Gurus who are nothing but cheap actors acting for all 24 hours.
    They will blast against the evil West while enjoying all the comforts of modern inventions of the West like Electricity,
    Air – conditioners, Cars etc. Even today, most of the gadgets we use including this e-mail and computers were invented in the West or Japan (Especially Electronic devices) .
    These Gurus will go to the very same evil West to get money and comforts in the name preaching and religious discourses !! Just read the article on the next page of the same issue of Chitralekha. Mr Bharat and Nalini Rajgor had to go to the US to get money and fame !! Please look closely at the photo of the couple, can you believe that the lily white kurta with silk shawl of Mr Rajgor and the elaborate dress and matching jewellery his wife is wearing is possible with earning of just $ 1.25 from a katha ??? This the height of lies and brainwashing our Gurus do to get publicity and our media also helps in this shameful activity.
    Why we have not produced a single Universal Brand or product after independence ?

    Few Indians who got Nobel Prize were born in India but educated or worked in the West. Even today, they are mostly based in the US or UK. We just thump our chest with joy for their ‘Indian’ status the moment they get the recognition.
    At core, we as materialistic as any other society. But we fear to amid or sometime deliberately do so to cheat.
    We are secular for name sake only. Our own people are so attached to The Gurus and the Religions that they feel nothing wrong with the miserable condition of millions of poor Indians. It is there Karma !!! If there are no poor people they will go out of business!
    Do we question ourselves : If our Hindu Religion and Civilization was so great how come no one, I repeat no one saved this country from the invasions of last 1000 years ? First Muslims, then the British ruled for centuries. Even we could not avert the Partition of this country !!
    If we were so Great, why we were defeated, humiliated and looted by invaders ? How come our strong warriors could not defend this land ? We were not defeated once or twice but over countless times and for centuries !!! If the West could invent Guns and Fire Arms what was stopping us from inventing? Why our kings never invaded the West and the Muslim invaders’
    countries who had invaded us for centuries ? Why we always blame the West for our miseries ?

    Why there was no unity among regional kingdoms ? If you read history you will find that most of the time Indian has cheated his fellow Indian ! We don’t need an outsider to defeat us ! We are ourselves just too many to do the job.
    Why very few Gurus actually preached the Kings about his dharma of War (Yudh ) against invaders ? We have Bhagwad Gita clearly asking to wage war against adharma. Running away to Himalayas or seeking comfort of the Royal patronage under the pretext of performing Poojas / Yagnas etc. when the country was under attack is not a sign of true Sanyasi.
    We need a Renaissance like Europe to make a truly modern India.
    All our Politicians make issues out of trivial matters, all are king of their respective ‘kingdoms’.
    Few clever, crafty Indians have amassed huge wealth in the last 60 years while over half of India is in great poverty.
    Those super rich people’s lifestyle is as good as or even better that an average Western’s lifestyle. They don’t care about anything except their own Palaces and Wealth. You don’t need to be told by any Westerner that except for few the pockets of Super Richs areas and 5 Star hotels all Indian cities and towns are Third Grade , in fact I feel they are TENTH GRADE in terms of cleanliness, quality of life, Housing conditions, Travel Comfort, Freedom of Expressions etc.
    Most important question a poor ordinary Indian is facing today is : In spite of so called our “rich spiritual heritage” and “religious God fearing mentality” why there is so much of corruption, litter in the streets, pot-holed roads, poverty, illiteracy, ugly and messy buildings even after 63 years of the independence?
    Just look outside your home. Dusty streets, teeming crowds, atrocious architecture, rash driving , potholed roads, broken or no pavements, horrible public toilets, ugly posters and hoardings everywhere.
    Life is an unending grind for the millions just to get the daily bread.
    Our population explosion is negating whatever we improve in the other areas of life. Nobody is daring to say this.
    In term of the factors listed above our cities are as miserable as cities in the most of Asian, African and Latin American countries. Forget the Western Europe, USA or Canada, we are not close to even China.
    If you have any doubts just look at any picture /scene of an Indian city location/ area say a housing colony, a market or Central Business area and compare it with similar area of the West / US or even Japan. If you have an eye for details you will immediately realized the stark contrast.
    The dusty and dirty streets, shoddiness of workmanship, ugly, gaudy colours, haphazardly and densely constructed buildings. They are just eyesores. A constant reminder that hardly anything is working in this part of the world.
    I think that is the one of reason that most of Hindi movies since last 10 years were shot fully or partly abroad capturing beautiful visuals of that part of the world. Maybe earlier they wanted to shoot but had no budget. Now they have a sizeable rich NRI audience. They make movies only for them! From most of Hindi movies Indian locations have vanished ! They are shot at the US, UK, Europe, Switzerland, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa etc. Hardly few scenes from India for name sake.
    Most of Indian doesn’t have any civic sense – be it rich or poor both have very dirty habits.
    We are always an underclass, ‘blame others’ kind of escapist and timid society. India is just a FUNCTIONING ANARCHY with very low efficiency and productivity. A First Class country with Third Class ( say it Tenth Class) people.

    Sooner we accept the truth better it would be. It may take decades, may be a century to make India a rich, clean and green country. We are a country of talkers not doers !!

    Let’s hope all the Devi and Devtas up there in Sky give Indians the intelligence and courage
    to make this country worth living !!
    Till that time please continue to highlight ills of the present Indian society through your articles and speeches.

    Best regards,
    Jayesh Parekh
    Mumbai
    P.S. : I wish to meet you – at Vadodara or in Mumbai (if you are planning to visit Mumbai) in the next 1 – 3 months.

    Can you please send me your contact numbers….

  230. taking your advice from matra bhasha vandan yatra maitree manch surat is distributing free gujarati and hindi news paper on 21 feb 2011.

  231. Dear Sir,
    I have read your artical on mother languge.I like it actualy iam friend of last 25 yrs.i would lik to meet personaly if you like it.
    Regds…Harish
    09727493540/07208378299

  232. sir, aapna ghana pustako vanchya. billo tillo touch vanchi ne lagyu ke aap pan swatatra senani to ganao. aap na vicharo ni samaj par jabar jast asar thay chhe. school ma bhanata highschool na balko na parents mate something lakho, please. parents pase time nathi ane school ma sist nu praman ghatatu jay chhe. lage chhe ke gujarat amerika bantu jay chhe. sari babat chhe pan je swikarvu jaye te left kari didhu chhe ane je left karvu joye te swikari rahya chhiye.
    aasha rakhu chhu ke aap na vicharo aavnari pedhi na students ane parents ne sachi rah aapshe.

  233. Matrubhasha – other midium samajik apradh-khub khub umda v4 6e. Sir. Atyant prabhavit 6u.tobacco no upyog pan samajik apradh kahevay ne?

    • Dear Amish,
      Please continue to read my articles and read my book entitled “maman na Meghdhanush’, published by R.R.Sheth co.

      Gunvant Shah

  234. Murabbi Shri Gunvantbhai,

    As writen in Sunday’ Vicharo Na Vrundavanma Dt. 21.11.2010 (Saurashtra
    Samachar, Divya Bhaskar) in last pera.

    Tandurast sex Ashlil Hoy to, Mata nu Halardu pan Ashlil ganay.

    Pl.Sir I request to you describe this mater with few examples in
    detail to understand and get clarity in reader’s mind that, what is
    Tandurast sex ? and which is practically implement & applicable in current generation ?

    Thanking you.

    SHAILESH MODI

  235. Many are advocating entry of young generation in the politics. Well we have seen the case of both Sanjay and Rahul. Recently another young MOS Jyotiraditya Sindhia expessed his views in a TV show with Arnav Goswami, which again proves the same point that maturity is not INHERITED. J. Sindhia went on to say that why so much discussions on Budget, it is just a statement of accounts and regarding progress he opined that progress is made, Praful patel got constructed so many new International Airports!!

    True, for these ‘maldar Bap ke Bete’ International Airports are more important…..

  236. Sir

    Every day new scam to the tune of billions of rupees hits news headlines. SC is blaming top govt. authorities, ministers for corruptions & illegal practises. God & Ministers know how many more scams are unravelled & what is the amount involved. Sir is it not time for us to come out of slumber.
    How long we will continue with sensex, cricket, marriages & mandals? is it not time for awaking & take some concrete action which teach ministers & burocrates of this country not to take people of India for granted.

  237. manishaben, kem cho?
    hu manish chauhan, photographer.
    aapne vadodara crossword ma book na lokarpan ma madya hata. aapni anukudta a jarur thi mane phone karaso. aabhar……….

  238. Sir

    It sounds very formal but wish you very many happy returns of the day. We are fortunate & proud that we have Mr Gunvant Shah with us. There is no end to Geeta, it is beyond 18 chapters , it is there today & it will be there in many more years to come with many more new dimensions.

    Long live Gunvant Shah.

  239. Poojya Shri Gunvant Bhai,
    Many Many Happy Return of the day (In one day advance)
    My self and my wife both are your fan. We discussed together while reading your books. We never missed any opportunity to hear your pravachan if it is in Baroda. I have one complaint for you. I got all information regarding your pravachan schedule from your blog site. You are vey much leaning towards Surat as lot of pravachans are delivered by you in Surat and we have had to missed those. Sir, Who am I to put complaint on your blog? We complaint you because we (me & my wife) loves you. Wishes for Long, Healthy and Happy Live. “Aap Jiyo Hazaro sal, Sal ke deen ho Pachas Hazar”.
    We need you because still we are not perfect and always try to be little perfect after hearing and reading you.
    Right now I am reading “Krishna Nu Jeevan Sangeet”.
    It is very tough to understand but its good sir that we can not understand what you can, so that it gives enough feeling for the differentiation between we people and Dr. Gunvant Shah.
    Sir, I have lots of questions in my mind to ask you but I forgot when I sit to post comment.

  240. Dear sir,
    Divya Bhaskar ma aaje vanchu ke aapna 75 years complete thay chhe. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR. I wish ke aap pura 100 years nirogi jivan jivo ane mari jeva abudh vanchko ne har hamesha prerana aapta raho. sir aapna vicharo ni jabarjast asar thay chhe. hu aasha rakhu chu ke haju aapni anek book available thashe ane varsho sudhi hu aapna pustako vanchi ne mara children ne prerana aapish ane teone pan vanchavish.
    Again sir AAP JIO HAJARO SAAL, SAAL KE DIN HO PACHAS HAJAR. HAVE A HEALTHY, LOVABLE, ENJOYABLE, WITH FULL OF THOUSANDS READERS, LOVELY LIFE.
    THANK YOU

  241. Gunvant bhai, kem chho
    wishing you a very happy birthday, hope that you continue enlighting us with your good work and message of Krishna…..

  242. Pujya Gunvant Shah,

    I wish you Happy Birthday and my family joins in wishing you the same.

    I pray Almighy Nature to shower on you great health and long life.

    Yours sincerely,
    Neerav Vashi

  243. Sir
    following mail from our HR.
    True character of Japan as a nation
    10 things to learn from Japan:

    1. THE CALM
    Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.
    2. THE DIGNITY
    Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.
    3. THE ABILITY
    The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn’t fall.
    4. THE GRACE
    People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something.
    5. THE ORDER
    No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Just understanding.
    6. THE SACRIFICE
    Fifty workers stayed back to pump sea water in the N-reactors. How will they ever be repaid?
    7. THE TENDERNESS
    Restaurants cut prices. An unguarded ATM is left alone. The strong cared for the weak.
    8. THE TRAINING
    The old and the children, everyone knew exactly what to do. And they did just that.
    9. THE MEDIA
    They showed magnificent restraint in the bulletins. No silly reporters. Only calm reportage.
    10. THE CONSCIENCE
    When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the shelves and left quietly.

    • On Nishidh’s comment about Japan’s maturity:

      Nice tip for facing disaster (natural) to re-experience on our ground. God Almighty give us strength & wisdom to live in any crisis, whether natural or created for political will.

      Such nice experience to live in plural society with & without difference, would create a healthy society, like Japan. Our Indian history had good examples and still we have potential to learn & shape our mind to co-exist with & without difference.

      Comfort zone of polarization is is not log lasting & might lead society in the hand of politician’s circus, irrespective of any party.

      Jabir A. Mansuri

  244. Nice cahnge of web page layout & designe. Kindly change Dr Shah’s photo on this page. One on home page is much better ( On swing at Rajkot) with smiling & cheerfull face.

  245. shri gunvantbhai. pranam.aapna lekho raspurvak vanchu chhu.khas ek vaat lakhvani ke me hamna parxa/student oriented MENTAL COUNCELINGni 1panani rachnatmak varta NAVJEEVAN lakhi,lakhai gayi ne me tene porbandar door to door vahechi. a story j nahi pan POSITIVE PRASAD CHHE JE GUJARATNA GHER GHER VAHECHAY TO UTTAM.parixa mahtvni chhe pan e j jivan nathi.tema fail nisfal jav to jivan puru thai nathi jatu.haro bhale pan himmat n haro…e vaat varta rupe kahi ne ena khub j saras pratibhavo malya che.aapno email hoy to aapne e varta mokalvani lagni chhe regards durgesh b oza 1 jalaram nagar narsang tekri b/d hero honda show room porbandar

    • Dear Durgeshbhai,
      He does not have an E-mail. You can send the hard copy of the story at his Baroda residence add

      Dr Gunvant Shah,
      Tahuko, 139 Vinayak Society.
      Jay Prakash Narayan Road
      Vadodara-20
      Ph 0265-2340673
      Thanks

      Manisha

      • thx dr.manishaji i visited many years back shri gunvsntbhsi’s home.warm welcome and some lovely conversation happened.thx for respond.regards durgesh b oza.if u feel ok you may send your email address.regards

      • thx for msg i have sent my story 1paged and 4 paged by post to Resp Sir Shri Gunvantbhai Shah’s residnece.there is some print mistake in 4paged story published in ABHISHEK but layout and theme is good,touchy.regards durgesh b oza.thx again for response.

  246. સાહેબ ,આજે શબ્દો ના જંગલ માં ભટકવા નીકળ્યો તો ને ઝરણું મળી ગયું.ઘણી વાર થાકી જવાય છે આપણી આ વ્યવસ્થા થી ,જાણે ડગલે ને પગલે ભોગવવાનું હોય છે એક લાગણી શીલ માણસે જ.ને પાછુ જેટલું વધારે વાંચી એ એટલું વધારે હેરાન થવાનું,ઘણી વાર થાય છે બધું વાંચવાનું છોડી દઉં પણ એક આપ સાહેબ અને બીજા વિનોદ ભટ સાહેબ મારો પીછો છોડતા નથી.આપ સાહેબ ને કદાચ આશ્ચર્ય થાય પણ આપનો કોઈ લેખ કે પુસ્તક એવું નથી જે મેં ના વાંચ્યું હોય.સાહેબ શક્ય હોય તો panktu wordpress.com પર થોડું થોડું લખું છું.મજા આવે છે .મુલાકાત લેશો તો ગમશે.આભાર………

  247. Respected Shri Gunvantbhai,

    Namaste.

    You are my favorite author and I am delighted to be able to contact you via this email. I was introduced to your writings a few years ago by a weekly newspaper (Gujarat Times) published from New York that features your column in their magazine pages, Saptak. Your views on religion, spirituality, motherhood, and matrubhasha resonated with me in an instant. I look forward to reading your columns every week in Saptak and Divya Bhasker.

    For the last two weeks, I have been listening to you CD “Krushnam Sharanam Gachhami,” a compilation of your lectures delivered over the last 25 years. I have listened to all your lectures and am amazed at the diversity of the topics covered, your deep knowledge and understanding of the subject matter, and your mastery of Gujarati, Sanskrit, and English literature. Your honesty is refreshing and your presentation style is easily accessible so that ordinary mortals like us can understand it easily.

    I am a native of Vadodara living in the USA for almost the last four decades. I
    consider myself fortunate that I was educated in a Gujarati medium school, can read your books and listen to your CD from the comfort of my home. Listening to your CD transports me to a different world, gives me a sense of serenity, and helps me forget my pain which has kept me confined to home for the last 18 months. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to you for sharing all your knowledge and inspiring me to be a better human being.

    I don’t have words to thank Manishaben and Vivekbhai for working tirelessly on compiling the written essays and lectures delivered by you so that they could be made available to your readers like me. On your 75th birth year, I pray Lord Krishna to bless you with a long, healthy life so you may continue to illuminate us with your inspiring thoughts.

    With best regards,
    Neelam

  248. Respected Gunvantbhai,

    When the Jan Lok Pal thing is ‘in thing’, I request your permission to circulate your article published in Chitralekha – 7th Feb.2011. If you can provide an English Translation, it would be nice. Else I shall try my level best to translate it. Your Tsunami idea of making an affidavit by all politicians needs to be implemented. The idea needs wide exposure and introduction to internet and outernet.

    Kindly revert.

    Pranam,

    Nikhil 9376214434

  249. Sir,

    I have read your today’s article ‘Ambedkar saving Gandhi’ in divya bhaskar and many other published articles. Its alwasy great to read. Your articles also gives me immense earge to further read more about history and Gujarati Literature. At times i feel like discuss debate with you…as i am not very good in writing is it possible to talk to you and discuss this more in details….i deserve a chance, as m sure will be able to find interesting talking to me.

    Thanks in advance.
    Sanjeev Baria
    bariasanjeev@hotmail.com

  250. dear gunvantji
    i’ve a dilema which i’ve not been able to address, the gita and in general everything says that we should not react against any situation that affects us.
    but i’m wondering what if something that is happening to us is wrong?
    should we not react to the person/situation and accept whatever wrong is being inflicted upon us or should we act against such a person/situation?
    there is a very thin line between react and right
    i need your guidance on how to know when the line between right to react and over react is crossed
    please give me a direction also to follow the gita thru’ my daily routine, i read it every day, now want it to be an integral character of my life

  251. આદરણીય સાહેબ શ્રી
    સવિનય વંદન,
    થોડા દિવસ પહેલા મેં આપનું પુસ્તક “ગાંધી ની ઘડિયાળ” વાંચી. મારા દશમાં ધોરણ ના વેકેશનની વાંચન પ્રવૃત્તિ ની શરૂઆત.
    મારા મનમાં એક પ્રશ્ન છે – હું ગુજરાતી માધ્યમની વિદ્યાર્થીની છું. અંગેજી ભાષા મને પ્રિય છે , મારું આગ્રેજીભાષા નું વાંચન છે, પરંતુ મર્યાદિત. મારો આત્મવિશ્વાસ કહેછે કે હું S.S.C. ની પરીક્ષામાં નેવું ટકા ઉપર માર્ક્સ લઈને આવીશ. મારે વિજ્ઞાન-પ્રવાહમાં જવું છે. મારે ભવિષ્યમાં રાષ્ટ્રીય કક્ષાની પ્રવેશ પરીક્ષાનો સામનો કરવા માટે અંગ્રેજી શીખવું પડશે. શું આપને લાગે છે કે હું રાષ્ટ્રીય કક્ષાની પરીક્ષાઓમાં સારો દેખાવ કરી શકીશ
    ?
    મને આપનું પુસ્તક “ગાંધી ની ઘડિયાળ” ખુબજ ગમ્યું. હું આપના બધાજ પુસ્તકો વાંચવાની છું. આપનું આ પુસ્તક વાંચીને મને કવિશ્રી કરસનદાસ માણેક ની પંક્તિ યાદ આવી , જોકે મને અત્યારે આખી પંક્તિ યાદ નથી, પરંતુ એક શબ્દ ” આનંત્ય ની સ્વસ્થતા” યાદ આવ્યો. જે વ્યક્તિ ના fundamentals મજબુત હોય તે જ આટલી સ્વસ્થતાથી પોતાનું mission પાર પાડી શકે. મહત્વની વાત કરતી વખતે આશ્રમની બકરીને બટેટાના છિલકા કવરાવી શકે. આ પુસ્તકની જોકે કેટલીક બાબતો સાથે હું સો ટકા સંમત નથી. મને લાગેછે કે કેટલાક કઠીન જીવન-વ્રત થી આનુંશંગિક ગુણો આપો-આપ જીવનમાં લાવવા સરળ બનેછે. પોતાની સાથે જબરજસ્તી કરાવી પડેછે. આ સહેલું નથી.
    હીમજા જોશી , રાજકોટ

  252. Hello Gunvantkaka, I am Sadgi, daughter of your beloved friend Jagdish. I searched your blog and thought of contacting you. I have few recorded songs of Puppa. If you wants to listen it I can send it to you.

    Regards,

    Sadgi

  253. Dear Gunvantbhai,
    I am publishing a bimonthly magazine ‘Kutch-Arpan’ from vadodara. I would like to sent you a copy of it. Kutch-Arpan covers the articles on Kutchand Kutchies and have been appreciated by many. It covers articles by many reckoned kutchi writers like Dr. Gulab Dedhia, Shri Prabhashankar Fadake, Kavi Tej and many.
    Could you please send me your address on above email id so that I can send you a copy of Kutch-Arpan. It will be my pleasure.

    Regards
    Navin Patel

  254. Dear Gunvantkaka I am daughter of Late Ishwarbhai N. Desai of Zambia. I remember you when you had visited Kabwe in Zambia at our residence. I still have your address in Surat. Amrapali I think. I was very young when my father the then secretary of Kabwe Hindu Samaj brought you home, I have still those sweet memories when we served you our yard papayas.

    • Dear Daksha,

      I still have fond memories of my stay in Kabwe. If I meet you face tto face I might recollect my visit to your father.

      Gunvant Shah

  255. Dear sir, I had read your many books. Just i have bought 6 books written by you including with Ramayan, it will helps me lot in my retired life days. I am the one of member of Monaji Rudar Family. Long live my Gunavat Shah.

    • Dear Devvrat,

      Dear Devvrat for being a member of the Monji Geneology. My family had a very special relationship with his family. My mother was called Baa- foi by the whole Monji clan. Please continue to read my books till you get bored.

      Gunvant Shah

  256. નમસ્તે ,
    , આપના વિષેના પ્રતિભાવો વાંચતા વાંચતા, એવોથાકી ગયો કે કોનો અને કોના માટેનો અભિપ્રાય વાંચું છું, એ પણ બેઘડી ભૂલી જવાયું. પ્રતિભાવો એ જ તો લેખકની લોકપ્રિયતાનું બોનસ છે. મને તો ગમ્યું. આભાર.

    રમેશ ચાંપાનેરી (હાસ્ય કલાકાર)
    વલસાડ

  257. respected sir,
    i am a regular reader of your column cardiogram in chitralekha. i apologise for commenting, on an article in chitralekha, on this blog, since the safety tools of my computer advise me against going to feedback2gunvantshah@chitralekha.com
    i recently read your views on the killing of osama bin laden by american special forces and comparing it with the soharabuddin encounter.
    i simply admire your courage.
    i have personally experienced a terrifying incident during my kashmir tour
    way back in 1988. we along with few friends were passing through anantnag in a tourist bus packed with mostly foreigners,when suddenly from out of the blue from the nearby fields a crowd of some hundred youngsters emerged and started hurling stones at the bus ,smashing glasses. we all ducked for cover.
    the stone throwing continued for a couple of minutes and then suddenly stopped.our army jawans had converged on the area now, it was their turn to run for cover.
    it was a small incident yet an eye opener for me and my family, for a life time.
    people talk of human rights violations by our armed forces in kashmir, but miss a very fundamental point that but for the heavy presence of lndian forces , kashmir would descend into chaos and bloodshed. what would then happen to the fundamental human right to live.
    similarly our courageous police force who are fighting a very determined and ruthless enemy on our behalf.
    they are our real heroes.
    but people of india are children at heart. they prefer fairy tale, celluloid and cricketing heroes to the real life ones.
    otherwise how can people like teesta setalvad, whose only work is to prosecute people fighting terrorists, walk freely on the streets, while the ATS team of gujarat who have kept gujaratis safe for 7 long years,when one after other indian states were being hit by terrorist attacks, are languishing in jail.
    after the post godhra riots it was no mean task.
    how many amdavadis have gone to meet them in jail and express their soidarity?

    here, i also have an objection to you giving a clean chit to the role of guj govt. in the encounter case
    .i beg you to compare the way cong. govt of delhi and AP have handled the investigations of the batala house and azad encounters.
    1.no high ranking officials dySP and above have been named in the chargesheet.
    here a DIG three DCPs and a dySP have been named in the chargesheet .in fact the opposition is interested in the case since such high level names feature.
    perhaps the scheming politicians of guj govt. wanted to entangle these officers in these cases so that their services could be used on a later date for political purposes.
    i think the officers have seen through this game and hence have roped in amit shah.
    2. congress govt has treated encounter investigations as an open and shut cases.no high ranking official has been jailed. and a prompt clean chit to the encounter team.
    3. cong govts have handed investigations of these sensitive cases to pro establishment and favourable officers
    whereas the guj govt. has given it to hostile and anti establishment officers like DIG rajanish rai anDIG geetha johari.who have labelled these encouters as fake an jailed these officers(it was not theCBI).
    Any officer whether he pro bjp like DIG vanzara saheb(his work as ATS chief) or a pro congress like DGP kuldeep sharma saheb(his work during his posting in kutch) are heroes to us .
    i am pained to see that an officer like kuldeep sharma saheb has decieded to turn against those his own.he right place should be on their side not against them.
    perhaps he has not yet realised that the politicians on both sides( bjp and cong,) who are using officers as weapons to fight each other are having a merry time.

    dr. daksha dave

    • Dear Dr Daksha,

      Without going into the details I would simply say that terrorism is a danger to be fought without party politics and secularism which is not so clean.

      Gunvant Shah

  258. Kem Chho Gunvantbhai,
    Belated Happy Birthday.
    I had sent a mail earlier for I wanted to meet you. But my engagements in business is making all the delay. Anyhow, we can be in touch with this blog.

    On reading you articles, I strongly feel that it is not difficult to generate the Jan Jagruti like Mahatma Gandhi (MG) deed during pre-independence.

    MG never had emails,internets,blogs,sms,mobile phones,newspapers, rti, lokpal bill etc. Still He did it. He was lucky enough to fight against Britishers who were better than today’s politicians.

    We all are eager to know your views on how we can use the available technology to create the Jan Jagruti to end corruption and live in better India.

    jay Shri Krishna,
    Ajeet Samani, Kolhapur
    9371658016

  259. Dear Gunvantbhai,
    Just finished your article in Chitralekha about Anna Hazare! Extremely disappointed. After very long time somebody is doing right thing about corruption and there is some hope. Don’t try to do ‘Tejovadh’.
    When Anna told good things about Guj. it is not ‘Kacha Kaan’? Do you thing everything is hunky dory in Gujarat? By raising issue of Bhushan’s your first priority is image of Gujarat rather than strong law against corruption. In past sometimes I disagreed on your views but never disappointed. This time I disagreed and got disappointed extremely. It is not in good taste. Sorry.

  260. સરકારને ડર હતો કે જો બીજા દિવસે આંદોલન ચાલુ રહે, અને જો બાબા રામદેવ અને આન્નાજી એંક મંચ પર ભેગા થયા તો બન્નેની તાકાત માં બે ગણો નહી દશ ગણો વધારો થશે માટે સરકારની સોચી સમજી નીતુ નું આ પરિણામ છે જે આમ જનતા એ ભોગવવાનું આવ્યું જે સરકાર અને તેના આપના વોટ થી બને તેજ આપના પર આરીતે વગર વાકે દમન કરે તેને આપણે શું કહેવું, અહી તો કોઈ ગોધરાકાંડ ન હતો કે સરકાર આવા પગલા લે ગોધરાકાંડ માં કેન્દ્ર સરકાર કેવી વાતો કરે અને પોતે આજે શું કર્યું, ખરેખર બન્ને સંજોગો અલગ હતા છતાં પણ સરખામણી મેં એ માટે કરી જે સરકાર ગોધરાકાંડ માટે વિરોધ કરે તે પોતે શું કરી રહી તેની તેને ખબર નથી ? ગોધરામાં કોઈ જનતા ના ગેર વ્યવહાર નું ફળ હતું અહી તો સરકાર પોતે શરૂઆત કરી બોલો આને તમો શું કહેશો ? સલમાન અને ખરગોશ શાહરૂખખાન હવે કઈ સરકાર કે બાબા વિષે બોલશે ખરા ? આજે સોનિયા અને રાહુલ કેમ કઈ નથી બોલતા , અને વડાપ્રધાન પણ કઈ બોલતા નથી હવે સરકાર હાસીયા માં ધકેલાઈ ગઈ છે , જયારે શાંતિ પૂર્ણ આંદોલન ચાલુ હોય અને બન્ને પક્ષ સમજુતી પર હોય તો સરકાર નું આરીતે રાતના સમયે પોલીસ મોકલી આમ જનતા ભર ઊંઘમાં હોય તેવા પર લાઠી ચાર્જ કરી કે અશ્રુગોળા છોડી કાર્યવાહી કરી ને સાબિત કરી દીધું કે તેઓ દેશ માંથી ભ્રષ્ટાચાર અને સટોડિયા દુર કરવાની વાતોજ કરે છે અને પોતાના દોષ છુપાવવા બીજાને ટાર્ગેટ બનાવે છે.જે વાત દેશ માટે ની માંગણીની હોય તે સ્વીકારવા સરકાર ને શું તકલીફ ? જો પોતે ચોર ના હોય તો કતય વાંધો હોવો જોઈએ નહિ અને તેને સ્વીકારવા ગલાતલા અને સમય શા માટે લેવો જોઈએ કે જનતા એક બાબા ના નેર્તુત્વ માં આંદોલન કરે. સરકાર તો કાલે બપોરે બે મોલાના બાબાને સપોર્ટ કરવા આવેલા જોઈ ડરી ગઈ હતી કે જો આમને દબાવી નહિ દઈ તો મુસલમાન સમાજ હવે સમજુ થયો છે તો દેશ ભરમાં જાતિવાદ દુર થઇ બાબાને સપોર્ટ મળશે તો બાબા મસીહા બની જશે માટે જ આજ ના આંદોલન પર સરકારે બાબા અને આમ જનતા પર જે રીતે અત્યાચાર કરેલ છે, આ પહેલા અન્નાજી અને આમ જનતા કરેલ આંદોલન પર કેમ વિરોધ કરી તેની સામે કાર્યવાહી નહી કરેલ મારો કહેવાનો મતલબ તેમની સામે કાર્યવાહી ન કરી તે પગલું સારું હતું અને તે દિવસે પણ શાંતિ પૂર્ણ આંદોલન હતું અને આજે પણ શાંતિ પૂર્ણ જ આંદોલન ચાલુ હતું, સરકાર બાબા વેપારી છે અને તેમને અમુક રાજકીય પક્ષ અને ધર્મિક સંસ્થા સાથ આપી રહ્યા છે તેથી ડરી ગઈ હતી અને વધુ લોકો ભેગા થયા તે બહાના હેઠળ આવી કાર્વાહી કરી છે અરે અન્નાજી પણ આ પક્ષોએ અને સંસ્થાએ સાથ આપેલ પરંતુ તેમને ના કહી છતાં તેમનો અદર થી અનાદર સાથે સહયોગ હતો અને છેજ આ તો અન્નાજી બાળક ની જેમ કેન્દ્ર સરકારની અને અમુક મીડિયા કે લેભાગુ લોકના બેહ્કવામાં આવી સપોર્ટ નહી લીધો આવા સમય દરેક પક્ષ નો સપોર્ટ લેવાથી આંદોલનની તાકાત વધી જાય છે અને તેમનો આંદોલન સામે વિરોધ કરવાની શક્તિઓ ઓછી થાય છે જેથી કાર્ય આસન થી પાર પડે તે વાત આન્ના અને તેમની મંડળી ભૂલી ગઈ છે સરકાર તો આજે કોંગ્રેસ ની અને કાલે બીજા પક્ષની હોય પણ તેમનું સમર્થન હોય તો તેમની સત્તા માં જરૂર પડ્યે આવા આંદોલન કરીએ તો વિરોધ નહી કરી શકે. કપિલ સીમ્બલની રણ નીતિ ખોટી સાબિત થતા બાબાની ચીઠી બતાવી બ્લેકમેલ કરવાની કોશિશ કરી પરંતુ તેનો પણ જવાબ બાબાએ બે સબરી થી આપતા અને સરકાર કાર્યવાહી કરી શકે છે તેનો ડર નથી ઘરપકડ પણ વોહરવા તૈયારી બતાવતા સરકાર બોખલાઈ ગઈ અને આવું ગેરવ્યાજબી પગલું સત્તા ના નશા માં લઇ હવે પસ્તાવાનો પણ સમય નથી રહ્યો તેનો બેસુમાર દર્દ થતો હશે પણ કરેલા કર્મ પોતેજ ભોગવવાના હોય છે. અરે સરકારે આવી કારવાહી કરવી જ હતી તો જાહેરમાં મીડિયાને પોલીસ થકી જાણ માં લાવી બાબાને નોટીસ (ધ્યાન) માં લાવી દિવસે કરી શકી હોત એક ચોર ની જેમ સુતેલા નાના બાળકો , સ્ત્રીઓ, વૃદ્ધો અને આમ નિર્દોષ જનતા પર શા માટે ? બાબાને પહેલા જણાવત કે તમારી ઘરપકડ કરવી છે તો બાબા સામી છાતીએ ઘરપકડ વહોરી લેત તેમના માં એટલી તો નેતિકતા અને સમજ છે. આવું કાર્ય અંગ્રેજો ના કાલ માં પણ થયું હોય એવું મને નથી લાગતું ? આ તો લોકતંત્ર છે કે બીજું કઈ ? ગઈ કાલે રાજીવ સુકલા (કોન્ગ્રસી) મીડિયાને જણાવે છે કે આ રીતે ભીડતંત્ર કરી માંગણી કરવી તે તો લોકતંત્ર ની વિરુધ છે તો મારે તેમને પૂછવું છે કે તમો વોટ માગવા જે ભીડ ભેગી કરો તે શું છે અને તે પણ પૈસા આપી ને ભાડા ના ટટુ હોય છે અહી તો બધા દેશ માટે પોતાના ખર્ચે આવેલા હતા. દિગ્વિજય ચોર કહે છે બાબા વેપારી છે અને લોકો પાસે દાન લે છે અને તે દાન કેવું પણ હોય શકે મતલબ તેમેણ દાન આપનાર ભ્રષ્ટાચાર અને સટોડિયા છે. અરે દિગી રાજા બાબા ભ્રષ્ટાચાર અને સટોડિયાને ખતમ કરવા માંગે છે અને તેમને દાન તેઓ શું કામ આપશે ? રહી માનો કોઈ દાન આપે છે તો તેમાં તમને શું વાંધો તેમની પાસે પાક્કો હિશાબ અને રીપોર્ટ છે જેને ઇન્કમ ટેક્સ ખાતું તપાસી શકે છે અને તમારા કહેવાથી રેડ પણ કરેલ હતી મારી જાણ મુજબ ? તમો જે રીતે ચુંટણી માટે ફંડ લો અને તેના હિસાબ કિતાબ નથી આપતા તેમજ અંદર ખાને ભ્રષ્ટાચાર કરો છો કે ચલાવો છો તેવું તો તેઓ કઈ નથી કરતા ને ? હવે સમય સત્તા પરિવર્તન નો નહિ પણ કોઈ પણ ખોટા માણસો સામે ખુલેં આમ વિરોધ કરી તેના ફરસો ખુલ્લા કરવાનો છે માટે આજ ની ઘટના થી ડર્યા વગર જનતાએ ડબલ ચાર ઘણી તાકાત એક કરી આવા મવાલી જેવા નેતા અને તેની સરકાર અને ઓફિસરોનો વિરોધ કરી સત્તા માં પાછા ન આવે તે જ કરવું આપણો ધર્મ છે માટે જયારે પણ મતદાન થાય તો જુરુર કરવું જે આપણો હક્ક છે, આવા નેતા ચાહે કોઈ પણ પક્ષ ના હોય ઉખેડી ફેકવા આપણો ધર્મ છે જય હિન્દ, વંદે માતરમ , મેરા દેશ મહાન HARSHAD – 09321783511, bclub4u@gmail.com

  261. SHRI GUNVANT BHAI,

    I ALWAYS READ YOUR ARTICLE IN DIVYA BHSKAR. TODAYS WAS VERY THOUGHT
    PROVOKING. PL ACCEPT MY COMPLIMENTS FOR WRITING SUCH ARTICLES.

    TO DAY I AM SENDING ONE MAIL REGARDING RAHUL GANDHI. HOPE IT MAY BE
    USEFUL FOR FUTURE WRITING.

    IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY OBJECTION PL GIVE YOUR MOBILE/LAND LINE NO. THANKS.

    SUBHAS PANCHAL.

    — On Sun, 5/6/11, Shubhash Panchal wrote:

    Rahul Gandhi Exposed by a IIT student…NITIN GUPTA…

    THE CURIOUS CASE OF RAHUL GANDHI

    Rahul Gandhi: “I feel ashamed to call myself an INDIAN after seeing what has happened here in UP”.

    PLEASE DON’T BE ASHAMED OF U.P. YET

    Please don’t be ashamed of Uttar Pradesh yet. Congress ruled the State for the Majority of the duration Pre Independence to Post Independence.. from 1939 to 1989 ( barring the Periods of Emergency.. Thanks to your Grand Mom Indira G. and a couple of transitional Governments)

    8 out of the total 14 Prime Ministers of India have been from UP, 6 out of those 8 have been from Congress…

    I think your party had more than half a century and half a Dozen PM’s to build a State…

    The Reason Mulayam Singh, subsequently came to Power is because your party wasn’t exactly Gandhian in their dealings in the State.. So May be If you look at in totality the present chaos in UP is the outcome of the glorious leadership displayed by Congress in UP for about 50 years!

    So Please don’t feel ashamed as yet Dear Rahul.. For Mayawati is only using the Land Acquisition Bill which your party had itself used to LOOT the Farmers many times in the Past!

    WHY DIDN’T YOUR PARTY CHANGE THE BILL WHEN IT WAS IN POWER FOR SO LONG?

    Not that I Endorse what Mayawati is doing.. What Mayawati is doing is Unacceptable..

    But the past actions of your party and your recent comments, puts a question mark on your INTENT and CONSISTENCY.

    YOU REALLY WANT TO FEEL ASHAMED

    But don’t be disappointed, I would give you ample reasons to feel ashamed…

    You really want to feel Ashamed..?

    First Ask Pranav Mukherjee, Why isn’t he giving the details of the account holders in the Swiss Banks.

    Ask your Mother, Who is impeding the Investigation against Hasan Ali?

    Ask her, Who got 60% Kickbacks in the 2G Scam ?

    Kalamdi is accused of a Few hundred Crores, Who Pocketed the Rest in the Common Wealth Games?

    Ask Praful Patel what he did to the Indian Airlines? Why did Air India let go of the Profitable Routes ?

    Why should the Tax Payer pay for the Air India losses, when you intend to eventually DIVEST IT ANYWAY!!!

    Also, You People can’t run an Airline Properly. How can we expect you to run the Nation?

    Ask Manmohan Singh. Why/What kept him quiet for so long?

    Are Kalmadi and A Raja are Scapegoats to save Big Names like Harshad Mehta was in the 1992 Stock Market Scandal ?

    Who let the BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY Accused go Scot Free? ( 20,000 People died in that Tragedy)

    Who ordered the State Sponsored Massacre of SIKHS in 84?

    Please read more about, How Indira Gandhi pushed the Nation Under Emergency in 76-77, after the HC declared her election to Lok Sabha Void!

    (I bet She had utmost respect for DEMOCRACY and JUDICIARY and FREE PRESS)

    I guess you know the answers already. So My question is, Why the Double Standards in Judging Mayawati and members of your Family and Party?

    I condemn Mayawati. But Is She the only one you feel Ashamed for?

    What about the ones close to you? For their contribution to the Nation’s Misery is beyond comparison.

    You talk about the Land being taken away from the Farmers. How many Suicides have happened under your Parties Rule in Vidarbha ? Does that Not Ashame You ?

    THE 72,000 CRORE LOAN WAIVER

    Your Party gave those Farmers a 72,000 Crore Loan Waiver. Which didn’t even reach the Farmers by the way.

    So, Why don’t you focus on implementing the policies which your govt. has undertaken, instead of earning brownie points by trying to manufacture consent by bombarding us with pictures of having food with Poor Villagers….

    You want to feel ashamed. You can feel ashamed for your Party taking CREDIT for DEBITING the Public Money (72,000 crores) from the Government Coffers and literally Wasting it…

    You want to feel ashamed.. Feel ashamed for that…

    WHY ONLY HIGHLIGHT THIS ARREST?

    Dear Rahul, to refresh your memory, you were arrested/detained by the FBI the BOSTON Airport in September 2001.

    You were carrying with you $ 1,60,000 in Cash. You couldn’t explain why you were carrying so much Cash.

    Incidentally He was with his Columbian girlfriend Veronique Cartelli, ALLEGEDLY, the Daughter of Drug Mafia.

    9 HOURS he was kept at the Airport.

    Later then freed on the intervention of the then Prime Minister Mr.Vajpayee.. FBI filed an equivalent of an FIR in US and released him.

    When FBI was asked to divulge the information, by Right/Freedom to Information Activists about the reasons Rahul was arrested … FBI asked for a NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE from Rahul Gandhi.

    So Subramaniyam Swami wrote a Letter to Rahul Gandhi, ” If you have NOTHING to HIDE, Give us the Permission”

    HE NEVER REPLIED!

    Why did that arrest not make Headlines Rahul? You could have gone to the Media and told, “I am ashamed to call myself an INDIAN?”.

    Or is it that, you only do like to highlight Symbolic Arrests (like in UP) and not Actual Arrests ( In BOSTON)

    Kindly Clarify…..

    In any case, you want to feel ashamed, Read Along…

    YOUR MOTHER’S SO CALLED SACRIFICE OF GIVING UP PRIME MINISTER SHIP in 2004.

    According to a Provision in the Citizenship Act.

    A Foreign National who becomes a Citizen of India, is bounded by the same restrictions, which an Indian would face, If he/she were to become a Citizen of Italy.

    (Condition based on principle of reciprocity)

    [READ ANNEXURE- 1&2]

    Now Since you can’t become a PM in Italy, Unless you are born there.

    Likewise an Italian Citizen can’t become Indian PM, unless He/She is not born here!

    Dr. SUBRAMANIYAM SWAMI (The Man who Exposed the 2G Scam) sent a letter to the PRESIDENT OF INDIA bringing the same to his Notice. [READ LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT IN ANNEXURE -3]

    PRESIDENT OF INDIA sent a letter to Sonia Gandhi to this effect, 3:30 PM, May 17th, 2004.

    Swearing Ceremony was scheduled for 5 PM the same Day.

    Manmohan Singh was brought in the Picture at the last moment to Save Face!!

    Rest of the SACRIFICE DRAMA which she choreographed was an EYE WASH!!!

    Infact Sonia Gandhi had sent, 340 letters, each signed by different MP to the PRESIDENT KALAM, supporting her candidacy for PM.

    One of those letters read, I Sonia Gandhi, elected Member from Rai Bareli, hereby propose Sonia Gandhi as Prime Minister.

    So SHE was Pretty INTERESTED! Until She came to know the Facts!

    So She didn’t make any Sacrifice, It so happens that SONIA GANDHI couldn’t have become the PM of INDIA that time.

    You could be Ashamed about that Dear Rahul!! One Credential Sonia G had, Even that was a HOAX!

    THINK ABOUT YOURSELF.

    You go to Harvard on Donation Quota. ( Hindujas Gave HARVARD 11 million dollars the same year, when Rajiv Gandhi was in Power)

    Then you are expelled in 3 Months/ You Dropped out in 3 Months…. ( Sadly Manmohan Singh wasn’t the Dean of Harvard that time, else you might have had a chance… Too Bad, there is only one Manmohan Singh!)

    Some Accounts say, You had to Drop out because of Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassination.

    May be, But Then Why did you go about lying about being Masters in Economics from Harvard .. before finally taking it off your Resume upon questioning by Dr. SUBRAMANIYAM SWAMI (The Gentlemen who exposed the 2G Scam)

    At St. Stephens.. You Fail the Hindi Exam.

    Hindi Exam!!!

    And you are representing the Biggest Hindi Speaking State of the Country?

    SONIA GANDHI’s EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

    Sonia G gave a sworn affidavit as a Candidate that She Studied English at University of Cambridge

    [SEE ANNEXURE-6, 7_37a]

    According to Cambridge University, there is no such Student EVER! [ SEE ANNEXURE -7_39]

    Upon a Case by Dr. Subramaniyam Swami filed against her,

    She subsequently dropped the CAMBRIDGE CREDENTIAL from her Affidavit.

    Sonia Gandhi didn’t even pass High School. She is just 5th class Pass!

    In this sense, She shares a common Educational Background with her 2G Partner in Crime, Karunanidhi.

    You Fake your Educational Degree, Your Mother Fakes her Educational Degree.

    And then you go out saying, ” We want Educated Youth into Politics!”

    Letters sent by Dr. Swami to EC and then Speaker of Lok Sabha are in ANNEXURE 7_36 &7_35 RESPECTIVELY

    Contrast that with Gandhi Ji , who went to South Africa, Became a Barrister, on Merit, Left all that to work for South Africa, then for the Country….

    WHY LIE ABOUT EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS?

    Not that Education is a Prerequisite for being a great Leader, but then you shouldn’t have lied about your qualifications!

    You could feel a little ashamed about Lying about your Educational Qualifications. You had your reasons I know, Because in India, WE RESPECT EDUCATION!

    But who cares about Education, When you are a Youth Icon!!

    YOUTH ICON

    You traveled in the Local Train for the first time at the Age of 38.

    You went to some Villages as a part of Election Campaign.

    And You won a Youth Icon!! … That’s why You are my Youth Icon.

    For 25 Million People travel by Train Everyday. You are the First Person to win a Youth Icon for boarding a Train.

    Thousands of Postmen go to remotest of Villages. None of them have yet gotten a Youth Icon.

    You were neither YOUNG Nor ICONIC!

    Still You became a Youth Icon beating Iconic and Younger Contenders like RAHUL DRAVID.

    Shakespeare said, What’s in a Name?

    Little did he knew, It’s all in the Name, Especially the Surname!

    Speaking of Surname, Sir

    DO YOU REALLY RESPECT GANDHI, OR IS IT JUST TO CASH IN ON THE GOODWILL OF MAHATMA?

    Because the Name on your Passport is RAUL VINCI.

    Not RAHUL GANDHI..

    May be if you wrote your Surname as Gandhi, you would have experienced, what Gandhi feels like, LITERALLY ( Pun Intended)

    You People don’t seem to use Gandhi much, except when you are fighting Elections. ( There it makes complete sense).

    Imagine fighting elections by the Name Raul Vinci…

    It feels sadly Ironic, Gandhi Ji, who inspired Icons like Nelson Mandela ,Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lennon, across the world, Couldn’t inspire members of his party/ Nehru’s Family, who only seem to use his Surname for the purposes of FIGHTING ELECTIONS and conveniently use a different name on their PASSPORT.

    You use the name GANDHI at will and then say, ” Mujhe yeh YUVRAJ shabd Insulting lagta hai! Kyonki aaj Hindustan mein Democracy hai, aur is shabd ka koi matlab nahin hai!

    YUVRAJ, Itna hi Insulting lagta hai, to lad lo RAUL VINCI ke Naam se!!! Jin Kisano ke saath photo khinchate ho woh bhi isliye entertain karte hain ki GANDHI ho.. RAUL VINCI bol ke Jao… Ghar mein nahin ghusaenge!!!

    You could feel ashamed for your Double Standards.

    YOUTH INTO POLITICS.

    Now You want Youth to Join Politics.

    I say First you Join Politics.

    Because you haven’t Joined Politics. You have Joined a Family Business.

    First you Join Politics. Win an Election fighting as RAUL VINCI and Not Rahul Gandhi, then come and ask the youth and the Educated Brass for more involvement in Politics.

    Also till then, Please don’t give me examples of Sachin Pilot and Milind Deora and Naveen Jindal as youth who have joined Politics..

    They are not Politicians. They Just happen to be Politicians.

    Much Like Abhishek Bachchan and other Star Sons are not Actors. They just happen to be Actors (For Obvious Reasons)

    So, We would appreciate if you stop requesting the Youth to Join Politics till you establish your credentials…

    WHY WE CAN’T JOIN POLITICS!

    Rahul Baba, Please understand, Your Father had a lot of money in your Family account ( in Swiss Bank) when he died.

    Ordinary Youth has to WORK FOR A LIVING.

    YOUR FAMILY just needs to NETWORK FOR A LIVING

    If our Father had left thousands of Crores with us, We might consider doing the same..

    But we have to Work. Not just for ourselves. But also for you. So that we can pay 30% of our Income to the Govt. which can then be channelized to the Swiss Banks and your Personal Accounts under some Pseudo Names.

    So Rahul, Please don’t mind If the Youth doesn’t Join Politics. We are doing our best to fund your Election Campaigns and your Chopper Trips to the Villages.

    Somebody has to Earn the Money that Politicians Feed On.

    NO WONDER YOU ARE NOT GANDHI’S. YOU ARE SO CALLED GANDHI’S!!

    Air India, KG Gas Division, 2G, CWG, SWISS BANK Account Details… Hasan Ali, KGB., FBI Arrest..

    You want to feel ashamed..

    Feel Ashamed for what the First Family of Politics has been reduced to…

    A Money Laundering Enterprise.

    NO WONDER YOU ARE NOT GANDHI’S BY BLOOD. GANDHI is an adopted Name. For Indira didn’t marry Mahatma Gandhi’s Son.

    For even if you had one GENE OF GANDHI JI in your DNA. YOU WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN PLAGUED BY SUCH ‘POVERTY OF AMBITION’ ( Ambition of only EARNING MONEY)

    You really want to feel Ashamed.

    Feel Ashamed for what you ‘ SO CALLED GANDHI’S’ have done to MAHATMA’S Legacy..

    I so wish GANDHI JI had Copyrighted his Name!

    Meanwhile, I would request Sonia Gandhi to change her name to $ONIA GANDHI, and you could replace the ‘R’ in RAHUL/RAUL by the New Rupee Symbol!!!

    RAUL VINCI : I am ashamed to call myself an Indian.

    Even we are ashamed to call you so!

    P.S: Popular Media is either bought or blackmailed, controlled to Manufacture Consent!

    My Guess is Social Media is still a Democratic Platform. (Now they are trying to put legislations to censor that too!!)

    Meanwhile, Let’s ask these questions, for we deserve some Answers.

    For we are all Gandhi’s. For Bapu is the Father of the Nation!

    To know more, Try looking for Dr. SUBRAMANIYAM SWAMI. He is the reason today 2G SCAM is being Investigated!!!

    YOURS SINCERELY

    NITIN GUPTA ( RIVALDO)

    B.Tech, IIT Bombay

    • dear Subhas,
      i have read your letter with interest.
      Rahul Ghandhi is a very ordinary polition . He is getting a focus he does not deserve.

      Gunvant shah

  262. ક્યાં છુપાયા રાહુલ અને સોનિયા ગાંધી ???
    શું કર્યું રાહુલ ગાંધી એ ?
    શું કર્યું સોનિયા ગાંધી એ ?
    મને તો લાગે છે ભારત ને લૂંટવામાં અમૂલ્ય યોગદાન આપ્યું .
    તમને શું લાગે છે ?
    આ લૂટારાઓ વિષે કઈ લખો.

    • Dear Apoorva,

      Dont hold such extreme views about any individual. Truth lies between two extrems.
      Gunvant shah

  263. કોંગ્રેસ agenda : આતંકવાદી કરે મજા પ્રજા ને સજા !!!!!!!
    આતંકવાદીઓ નો ખર્ચો દિગ્વિજય ના પ્રિય પિતાજી “”””ઓસમાજી””””” નરકમાં થી આપશે?
    કેમ કોંગ્રેસ આતંકવાદીઓ ને ફાંસી નથી આપતું ?
    અરે થોડા મહિના પહેલા તો અબુ સાલેમ ને જેલ માં 5 સ્ટાર સુવિધા અપાઈ .

  264. સાહેબ,માફી સાથે કૈક કેવું છે ,આપ સાહેબ ની વિદ્વતા પર શંકા ના કરી સકું,મારી એ લાયકાત પણ નથી પણ કૈક કેવું છે,,,,,,આજનો ૫.૬.૨૦૧૧ નો દિવ્ય ભાસ્કર ની પુરતી માં આપનો લેખ વાંચ્યો,આજના વર્તમાન ભર્ષ્ટાચાર યુગ માં અન્ના હજારે સાહેબ જેવા માનવી આટલી જીગર બતાવી ભર્ષ્ટાચાર વિરુદ્ધ આવું આંદોલન કરી શકે તો સાંભળેલું કદાચ જોયા પછી સાચું ના હોય તો પોતાનું નિવેદન ના બદલી શકે?આજના આપના લેખમાં કોણ જાણે કેમ પણ કોઈક વ્યક્તિ તરફ નો જુકાવ આખે અડી ને વળગે છે.એક નિષ્પક્ષ ને સાચો લેખક ક્યાય પક્ષપાત ધરાવે ખરો?કદાચ આવતી કાલે અન્ના સાહેબ ની જેમ વિધાન બદલવું પડે તો?!!!!!!!!!

    • Dear Mehul,

      I will be very glad to chsnge my opinion after realising my fault. Any human judgement can never be accepted at its face value because after all he is an imperfact creature.

      Gunvant Shah

  265. Dear Gunavantbhai,

    I’ve been a regular reader of your column in Divya Bhaskar. One needs courage to write with such transparency as yours, specially when a massive lobby is active against whosoever tries to even to mention our CM with slightest positive remark.

    It is pathetic to see the senior scholars and activists being victimized by the same lobby.
    Recently I’ve received and e-mail from a friend pertaining to Baba Ramdev’s agenda and the list of questions that he has prepared for open discussion with Center Government.

    Baba’s efforts have turned out to be “tragic comedy”, but the questions/causes enlisted are remarkable.

    I could not find your email address nor any attachment system on your blog, hence, could not forward the pdf file to you. Please let me know as to how can I forward the pdf life containing the burning issues raised by Baba Ramdev.

    With sincere regards,

    I remain,

    Mihir Dave,
    Rajkot – Gujarat

    • Dear Mihir,

      When the so called intellectuals do not have any logical argument to criticize Gujarat they begin to criticize Modi. it is their hobby, don’t take it seriously.

      Gunvant Shah

  266. Dear Gunvantbhai
    I red your last sunday’s article in divybhaskar on ” Gandhiji & Upvas”.
    You have written that there is vast difference between the fasting of Gandhiji and that of Baba ramdev and Anna Hazare.
    I think this is not true.
    These people have initialted at least some movement against the blood sucking corruption. They are trying hard to re-organize the system.

    Gandhiji fought against the Britishers. Today’s Congress govt. is worse than the Britishers. Britishers had heart and feeling. Would Gandhiji had to fight against today’s Congress Govt, he might had to loose the battle. He might had to leave mid way of the Fasting.

    I think you are the most sensitive author today and you will definitely understand what I mean to say.
    So please do not try to discourage the Patriotic movement started by some good required Patriots of our Nation. Try to encourage these kind of people as the writers in Gandhiji’s era were doing.
    (Good Writers in that time did not write just to write)

    Thanks for your time.

    VAtsal Shah
    vatsalramesh@gmail.com

    • Dear vatsal,

      Without undermining the contribution of Annaji and Baba Ramdev I would like to say that fast unto death requires a very very high spritual level. When Gandhiji fasted against special constituencies for dalit as proposed by the British Raj Dr Ambedker actually saved Gandhiji, later on in the first issue of HARIJAN published from Pune somebody questioned Gandhiji saying ‘the fast was a pressure tactic which amounted to violence. Gandhiji replied that his fast was a prayer of the soul in agony.

      Gunvant Shah

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  268. આદરણીય શ્રી ગુણવંતશાહજી,
    છેલ્લા કેટલાક સમયથી કોંગ્રેસના મહામંત્રી શ્રી દિગ્વીજયસિહ દ્વારા હિન્દુ સંગઠનો, સાધુસંતો અને હિન્દુ સમાજની લાગણી દુભાય તેવી રીતે મન ફાવે તેમ બફાટ સરી રહ્યા છે. આવા રાષ્ટ્રીય કક્ષા ના નેતા આ રીતે બેફામ બોલ્યા કરે તે આડકતરી રીતે ભારતીય સમાજ તેમજ રાષ્ટ્રને મોટુ નુકસાન પહોચાડી રહ્યા છે. તે બદલ આપના પ્રસિધ્ધ લેખમાં તેમના વિષે (દિવ્ય ભાસ્કર-રવિવાર-વિચારોન વ્રુન્દાવન) જે આકરી જાટકણી કાઢી છે,તે સર્વથા યોગ્ય છે. તેમના એવા વલણ થી તેઓ પોતાના પક્ષની છબી (પ્રતિબીંબ) સમાજ સામે રજુ કરી રહ્યા હોય તેવુ લાગે છે. તેઓ અલ્પસંખ્યકોના મતો અંકે કરી લેવા કટલી નીમ્ન કક્ષા સુધી જઇ શકે છે તેમનો દાખલો મળવો મુશ્કેલ છે. શ્રી દિગ્વીજયસિહ જેવા સેક્યુલર કર્મશીલોને હિન્દુ વિરોધી વલણ અને અલ્પસંખ્યકોના ખુશામતખોરી તેમજ તેમના તળીય ચાટવાની નિતી ને કારણે હિન્દુ સમાજને સેક્યુલારીઝમની વર્તમાન અવધારણા પ્રત્યે નફરત પેદા થઇ રહી છે. આપ, આવનાર ભવિષ્યમાં પણ પોતાના આવા નિષ્પક્ષ, નિડર અને ઉમદા લેખો થકી સેક્યુલર દેખાવ કરતા કોમવાદી તત્વો અને તથાકથિત સેક્યુલર કર્મશીલોને પ્રજા સમક્ષ ઉઘાડા પાડતા રહેશો, તેવી અપેક્ષા રાખીએ છીએ. અમે આપના તમામ લેખોની દરેક વર્તમાન પત્રમાં આતુરતાથી રાહ જોઇએ છીએ.
    આભાર સહ,
    આપના લેખોના નિયમીત વાચક
    ડૉ. વિ.આર. પટેલ નવસારી

  269. Namaste,

    You had mentioned once in ur article about lie people say, one was “aamare mate dikri ne vahu sarkha”, Please write one whole article about this issue, if you me your email id, I would like share more things…

  270. Hello Mr.GUNVANT SHAH

    I’M HIRAL DIVAWALA.. I WAS ALSO BORN AND BROUGHT UP IN RANDER AND ALSO IN THE SAME MAHOLLA, (NISHAL FALIA, NR. PAREKH FALIA). SIR ITS AN HONOUR TO READ YOU BOOKS

    TAMARI “BILLO TILLO TACH” PUSHTAK MA RANDER NU VISHISHT VARNAN MANE E MARA BAADPAN NA DIVASO YAAD APAVI GAYU.

    TAME RANDER NA KAYA FADIYA(STREET) MA RAHYA HATA SIR.

    THANKING YOU.

    • Dear Hiral,
      Please believe me I can locate your house even today in Nishal Falia.

      Please read my book ‘Jaat Bhani ni Jatra’ and ‘billo tillo tuch’. You may like to walk down the memory lane.

      Gunvant Shah

  271. OMG Sir,
    I’ve read your book VRUKSH MANDIR NI CHHAYAMA,ISHAWSYAM,SILENCE ZONE,PATANGIYA NI YATRA etc.
    I have to read two times that Ishawasyam, Its too complected.

    I have one Question will you please reply me ??

    you’ve written that in Nature rule that is only male and female on any husbund, wife,brother,sister etc.
    Than why people married in society and finding girl or boy each other ??

    I can not understand that perticular topic. Please explain me in brief.

  272. First of all, please accept my apologies for putting this request here. My main reason is to find someone who can help me to obtain from anywhere a video recording of a Gujrati kavi sammellan program held at Bhaidas Hall, Vile Parle, Mumbai in 2000 where Dr Asharaf Dabawala launched his book of Gujarai poems/ghazals in the presence of Dr Suresh Dalal, Rajendra Shukla, Manoj Khanderia & other well known personalities. The compere was Tushar Shukla. If there is any way to get this recording please help.

  273. Dear Sir,

    Thanks a lot for giving a pride to Gujarat.
    It’s very sad to hear the statements of few jokers after bomb blast in Mumbai on 13/07. Digvijay Singh, Rahul Gandhi and few more have reacted like Impotent sometimes I think that even Prostitutes are better than this idiots. They should be sent to Israil for training so taht they can understand and learn how to be a man.

    • Dear Ritesh,

      Priya Sehgal has rightly discribed Digvijay singh as Pravin togadia of muslims. Ex- Baroda mayor, a congress man gave a statement entitled “‘ Digvijaysingh nu chaski gayu lage che.”
      Thanks
      Gunvant Shah

      • Dear Dr Manishaben Manishbhai,

        I BELIEVE that since WE have had BODY-BRAIN-INTELLECT-MIND etc,therefore EVERYTHING RELATED to THEM would be EXPERIANCED and EXPRESSED..!!

        But OUR-SCRIPTURES ie OUR-SHAASHATRAS have had been saying for AGES that NAMES and FORMS ie BODY-BRAIN-INTELLECT MIND etc ie WORLD or UNIVERSE were UNREAL/FALSE/UNTRUE etc..!!

        And that ONLY NAMELESS-FORMLESS-BODYLESS-SELFLESS-UNSELFISH-ETERNAL-GOD ie FOREVER-LIVING-BHAGAVAN-PARAMAATMAN was REAL/TRUE/TRUTH etc..!!

        Therefore,without ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of NAMELESS-FORMLESS-BODYLESS-SELFLESS-UNSELFISH-ETERNAL-GOD ie FOREVER-LIVING BHAGAVAN-PARAMAATMAN WHO has had been BELIEVED for AGES at least by INDIANS
        as OUR FATHER/MOTHER or SELF as WE ie WORLD or UNIVERSE has been BELIEVED to have been BORN-OFF,BORN-FROM,EMERGED-OUT-FROM,LIVE-IN and AGAIN MERGE-BACK INTO HIM;HER/IT;therefore I BELIEVE that WITHOUT being UNSELFISH or SELFLESS in RELATIONSHIP with ALL-HUMANS,ALL-BEINGS and ALL-THINGS called the WORLD or UNIVERSE;ALL-OUR-ACTIONS/ACTIVITIES etc would have had NO-MEANING at all..!!

        By the way,the BIRTH and DEATH of WORLD or UNIVERSE ie WE-HUMANS,ALL-BEINGS and ALL-THINGS have had been REPEATED INFINITE-TIMES,but NAMELESS-FORMLESS-BODYLESS-SELFLESS-UNSELFISH-ETERNAL-GOD ie FOREVER-LIVING BHAGAVAN-PARAMAATMAN DOES NOT CHANGE..!!

        Think about that for a moment..!!

        Anyway,I would be looking forward to receive your comments on above AGE-OLD INDIAN-BELIEF as soon as it was possible for yourself..!!

        In the meantime,best regards from;

        rkpatel,
        wn,nz.

  274. મે મહીના પહેલા એક કોમેન્ટ લખી હતી.. પરંતુ તે ન તો તમારા બ્લોગમાં સામેલ છે કે ન તો તે અંગે તમારો પ્રતિભાવ છે.

    મારે દુઃખ સાથે કહેવુ પડે છે કે મુસ્લીમોમાં એક માન્યતા છે કે ભારતનાં મોટાભાગનાં મિડીયા હાઉસ એકપક્ષી છે અને મુસ્લીમોની તકલીફ, સાચો પક્ષ, સારો પક્ષ કદી લખતી નથી તેવી માન્યત દઢ બની છે. અને મિડીયા હાઉસ નહી પરંતું જેમ સેકયુલરો સ્યુડો બન્યા છે, રાષ્યવાદીમાં પણ સ્યુડોનું મોટૂ જૂથ દેખાય છે તેમ વિચારશીલોમાં પણ સ્યુડો લોકો છે તેવું માનવા મન પ્રેરાય છે.

    • Dear abad,

      I agree to disaree with you. Indian media has always been extra careful about voicing out the fellings of muslims. In no other country of the world a minority is so carefully projected. Please note that every muslim is normal citizen of this country. Your bias is known as ” minority complex” which is not good for secular India. Please go to any Islamic country as a citizen of India that non muslim minorities are not treated well.
      Gunvant Shah

      • 20.8.2011,

        Re..Muslims..!!

        Thank you for your below-email-message re above ref subject in general..!!

        I would like to comment that..

        Not only MUSLIMS,but also ANYBODY WHO FEELS that he/she/they were NOT GETTING JUSTICE;could RESORT to SO MANY WAYS to SHOW how he/she/they were INJUSTICED..!!

        I BELIEVE that EVERY-COMMUNITY has ALL-RESOURCES AVAILABLE..!!

        Whether WE were MUSLIM or HINDU,RICH or POOR,EDUCATED or UNEDUCATED,WOMAN or MAN,ABLE/CAPABLE/TALENTED etc or DISABLE/INCAPABLE/UNTALENTED etc;but I BELIEVE that WE-HUMANS in general and WE-INDIANS in particular like INSECTS, BIRDS,BEASTS,BRUTES or ANIMALS were EXTREMELY-SELFISH..!!

        That is,like THEM,IRONICALLY WE-HUMANS also DO NOT CARE FOR ANYTHING-ELSE or ANYBODY-ELSE;EXCEPT FOR ONLY OURSELF and or ONLY OUR NEAR and DEAR ie ONLY ME or MINE..!!

        Think about that for a moment..!!

        Regards from,

        rkpatel,
        wn,nz.
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  275. આદરણીયશ્રી. ડૉ. ગુણવંતભાઈ શાહ સાહેબ

    હું છેલ્લા 25 વર્ષથી આપનો ચાહક છું. અડાજણ ગામમાં રહું છું.

    સર તમારા જુના વિદ્યાર્થીઓ જેઓ આજ મારા ખુબજ આદરપાત્ર સાહેબ છે,

    તેઓના નામ ડૉ. શશિકાંત શાહ સાહેબ તથા શ્રી. નલિનભાઈ દેસાઈ સાહેબ ( પૂર્વ પ્રિ. ન્યુ ઈરા હાઈસ્કુલ, સુરત )

    તથા ડૉ. રાયસિંગભાઈ ચૌધરી સાહેબ ( એસોસિયેટ પ્રોફેસર, વીર નર્મદ યુનિ., શિક્ષણ વિભાગ, સુરત )

    હાલમાં હું આઈ.એન.ટેકરાવાળા ઉ.મા.શાળામાં મદદનીશ શિક્ષક તરીકે ફરજ બજાવું છું.

    સર આપ દ્વારા ” પંચશીલ યાત્રા ” સંકલ્પ અભિયાનની બે – ત્રણ યાત્રામાં ભાગ લીધો છે.

    સર મે આપને ઘણીવાર સાંભળ્યા છે. મને અને ઘણો મોટો સમુહ આપનો ખુબજ ચાહક છે.

    આપ મૂળ સુરત -રાંદેરના હોય અમને ખુબજ ગૌરવ છે.

    હા…સર … પ્રિ. શ્રી. નલિનભાઈ કેટલીયવાર શિક્ષક મિટીંગમાં આપની વાતો કરતા અને અમને પ્રેરણા

    આપતા હતા.

    સર આપના બ્લોગનું સરનામું હાલમાં જ મળ્યુ એટલે આજે દિલ ભરીને લખી નાંખ્યુ.

    મળતા રહીશુ આપના માર્ગદર્શન માટે….!

    ડૉ. કિશોરભાઈ એમ.પટેલ

    આઈ.એન.ટેકરાવાળા ઉ.મા.શાળા,

    ( ન્યૂ ઈરા હાઈસ્કુલ ), રાંદેરરોડ, સુરત- 9

    • Dear Kishorbhai,

      I am really touched by your letter. Please meet me when I come there on 25th september. Rameshbhai Patel of Daliya High school trust will tell you about the details of the program.

      Gunvant Shah

  276. Dear Sir,

    I am currently reading your book “guftgu”. I am very much impressed by this book and you. I am living in Rajkot. Sir Can u give me your email address so that I can ask some of my personal doubt?

  277. લેખન જગતના વિધાતાતુલ્ય શ્રી ગુણવંતભાઈ ને મારા નમસ્કાર,

    હું હાર્દિક જે દવે નડિયાદ શહેર નો વતની છું અને હાલ ઇંગ્લેન્ડમાં વ્યવસાય અર્થે સ્થાયી છું. ભાઈ વાહ! આજે તો મજા આવી ગયી, બ્લોગ વાંચી ખુબ-ખુબ આનંદ થઇ ગયો. સાચું જરૂર કહીશ કે મેં આપના બધા પુસ્તક વાચ્યા નથી (૨ -૪ પુસ્તક વાચ્યા હશે અને વધુ પુસ્તક વાચવાની ઈચ્છા ધરાવું છુ) પરંતુ આપના શબ્દોએ મને ખુબ પ્રેરણા આપી છે. ખાસ કરીને રણ તો લીલાછમ અને કૃષ્ણ મારી ધ્રષ્ટિએ!

    આદર્નીયશ્રી, આજે જયારે બ્લોગ ધ્વારા મુલાકાત થઇ જ ગઈ છે તો આવા સદભાગી પ્રસંગે હું આપશ્રીને એક પંક્તિ અર્પિત કરવા ઈચ્છું છુ અને આશા રાખું છુ કે આ પંક્તિ આપની પરિક્ષામાં ખરી ઉતરે.

    “એક દિવસ ખરતો ગયો અને મને ખુબ જ રડાવતો ગયો,
    લડત મારી એની સાથે દરોજ ની હતી, એટલે એ મને એની યાદો સોંપી ગયો.
    એક દિવસ ખરતો…
    બંધાયો માળો સંવેદનાનો જે વિલીનતાની શાક્ષી હતી,
    વિરહતા અફળાઈ એકાંતમાં એના વગર જે એની ચમકની ઝાંખી શોધતી હતી.
    એક દિવસ ખરતો…
    વિસરી ગયો એ મને છોડીને પણ મને એ એવું સીખવતો ના ગયો,
    તૈયારી તો મારી પણ હતી એજ કરવાની, પણ હું એને મળતો માત્ર એની ખાતર.
    અને એટલે જ મારી લાગણીથી હરખાઈ ને એ મને મળવાની આસ લઇ બેઠો.
    એક દિવસ ખરતો…
    કેહતો એ મને માત્ર એટલું જ કે માંગ માંગ તારે જે જોઈએ એ માંગ,
    મારી માંગણી તો માત્ર એટલી જ હતી જે ભાગ્યે જ પૂરી થાય એમ હતી.
    એક દિવસ ખરતો ગયો અને મને ખુબ જ રડાવતો ગયો,
    લડત મારી એની સાથે દરોજ ની હતી, એટલે એ મને એની યાદો સોંપી ગયો.”

    આ ફક્ત જીવનની લીલીસૂકી ભેગી કરવાનો એક માત્ર મારો પ્રયાસ હતો, સફળતા મળે એવી ઈચ્છા છે પરંતુ નિર્ણય ખાલી આપશ્રી નો રહેશે. અહી હું રજા લવ છુ પરંતુ આશા રાખું છુ કે ક્યાંક, ક્યારેક ઓચિંતા મિલનનો સદભાગી પ્રસંગ બને, ખુબ-ખુબ આભાર.

    હાર્દિક જે. દવે
    નડિયાદ (હાલ UK)

  278. Dear Sir,
    I got a mail on our national anthem ” jan gan man ‘ (mentioned below). I want to know your concern.

    जन गण मन की कहानी ……………………………….​.
    सन 1911 तक भारत की राजधानी बंगाल हुआ करता था। सन 1905 में जब बंगाल विभाजन को लेकर अंग्रेजो के खिलाफ बंग-भंग आन्दोलन के विरोध में बंगाल के लोग उठ खड़े हुए तो अंग्रेजो ने अपने आपको बचाने के लिए के कलकत्ता से हटाकर राजधानी को दिल्ली ले गए और 1911 में दिल्ली को राजधानी घोषित कर दिया। पूरे भारत में उस समय लोग विद्रोह से भरे हुए थे तो अंग्रेजो ने अपने इंग्लॅण्ड के राजा को भारत आमंत्रित किया ताकि लोग शांत हो जाये। इंग्लैंड का राजा जोर्ज पंचम 1911 में भारत में आया। रविंद्रनाथ टैगोर पर दबाव बनाया गया कि तुम्हे एक गीत जोर्ज पंचम के स्वागत में लिखना ही होगा।
    उस समय टैगोर का परिवार अंग्रेजों के काफी नजदीक हुआ करता था, उनके परिवार के बहुत से लोग ईस्ट इंडिया कंपनी के लिए काम किया करते थे, उनके बड़े भाई अवनींद्र नाथ टैगोर बहुत दिनों तक ईस्ट इंडिया कंपनी के कलकत्ता डिविजन के निदेशक (Director) रहे। उनके परिवार का बहुत पैसा ईस्ट इंडिया कंपनी में लगा हुआ था। और खुद रविन्द्र नाथ टैगोर की बहुत सहानुभूति थी अंग्रेजों के लिए। रविंद्रनाथ टैगोर ने मन से या बेमन से जो गीत लिखा उसके बोल है “जन गण मन अधिनायक जय हे भारत भाग्य विधाता”। इस गीत के सारे के सारे शब्दों में अंग्रेजी राजा जोर्ज पंचम का गुणगान है, जिसका अर्थ समझने पर पता लगेगा कि ये तो हकीक़त में ही अंग्रेजो की खुशामद में लिखा गया था।
    इस राष्ट्रगान का अर्थ कुछ इस तरह से होता है “भारत के नागरिक, भारत की जनता अपने मन से आपको भारत का भाग्य विधाता समझती है और मानती है। हे अधिनायक (Superhero) तुम्ही भारत के भाग्य विधाता हो। तुम्हारी जय हो ! जय हो ! जय हो ! तुम्हारे भारत आने से सभी प्रान्त पंजाब, सिंध, गुजरात, मराठा मतलब महारास्त्र, द्रविड़ मतलब दक्षिण भारत, उत्कल मतलब उड़ीसा, बंगाल आदि और जितनी भी नदिया जैसे यमुना और गंगा ये सभी हर्षित है, खुश है, प्रसन्न है , तुम्हारा नाम लेकर ही हम जागते है और तुम्हारे नाम का आशीर्वाद चाहते है। तुम्हारी ही हम गाथा गाते है। हे भारत के भाग्य विधाता (सुपर हीरो ) तुम्हारी जय हो जय हो जय हो। ”
    जोर्ज पंचम भारत आया 1911 में और उसके स्वागत में ये गीत गाया गया। जब वो इंग्लैंड चला गया तो उसने उस जन गण मन का अंग्रेजी में अनुवाद करवाया। क्योंकि जब भारत में उसका इस गीत से स्वागत हुआ था तब उसके समझ में नहीं आया था कि ये गीत क्यों गाया गया और इसका अर्थ क्या है। जब अंग्रेजी अनुवाद उसने सुना तो वह बोला कि इतना सम्मान और इतनी खुशामद तो मेरी आज तक इंग्लॅण्ड में भी किसी ने नहीं की। वह बहुत खुश हुआ। उसने आदेश दिया कि जिसने भी ये गीत उसके (जोर्ज पंचम के) लिए लिखा है उसे इंग्लैंड बुलाया जाये। रविन्द्र नाथ टैगोर इंग्लैंड गए। जोर्ज पंचम उस समय नोबल पुरस्कार समिति का अध्यक्ष भी था।
    उसने रविन्द्र नाथ टैगोर को नोबल पुरस्कार से सम्मानित करने का फैसला किया। तो रविन्द्र नाथ टैगोर ने इस नोबल पुरस्कार को लेने से मना कर दिया। क्यों कि गाँधी जी ने बहुत बुरी तरह से रविन्द्रनाथ टेगोर को उनके इस गीत के लिए खूब डांटा था। टैगोर ने कहा की आप मुझे नोबल पुरस्कार देना ही चाहते हैं तो मैंने एक गीतांजलि नामक रचना लिखी है उस पर मुझे दे दो लेकिन इस गीत के नाम पर मत दो और यही प्रचारित किया जाये क़ि मुझे जो नोबेल पुरस्कार दिया गया है वो गीतांजलि नामक रचना के ऊपर दिया गया है। जोर्ज पंचम मान गया और रविन्द्र नाथ टैगोर को सन 1913 में गीतांजलि नामक रचना के ऊपर नोबल पुरस्कार दिया गया।
    रविन्द्र नाथ टैगोर की ये सहानुभूति ख़त्म हुई 1919 में जब जलिया वाला कांड हुआ और गाँधी जी ने लगभग गाली की भाषा में उनको पत्र लिखा और कहा क़ि अभी भी तुम्हारी आँखों से अंग्रेजियत का पर्दा नहीं उतरेगा तो कब उतरेगा, तुम अंग्रेजों के इतने चाटुकार कैसे हो गए, तुम इनके इतने समर्थक कैसे हो गए ? फिर गाँधी जी स्वयं रविन्द्र नाथ टैगोर से मिलने गए और बहुत जोर से डाटा कि अभी तक तुम अंग्रेजो की अंध भक्ति में डूबे हुए हो ? तब जाकर रविंद्रनाथ टैगोर की नीद खुली। इस काण्ड का टैगोर ने विरोध किया और नोबल पुरस्कार अंग्रेजी हुकूमत को लौटा दिया। सन 1919 से पहले जितना कुछ भी रविन्द्र नाथ टैगोर ने लिखा वो अंग्रेजी सरकार के पक्ष में था और 1919 के बाद उनके लेख कुछ कुछ अंग्रेजो के खिलाफ होने लगे थे।
    रविन्द्र नाथ टेगोर के बहनोई, सुरेन्द्र नाथ बनर्जी लन्दन में रहते थे और ICS ऑफिसर थे। अपने बहनोई को उन्होंने एक पत्र लिखा था (ये 1919 के बाद की घटना है) । इसमें उन्होंने लिखा है कि ये गीत ‘जन गण मन’ अंग्रेजो के द्वारा मुझ पर दबाव डलवाकर लिखवाया गया है। इसके शब्दों का अर्थ अच्छा नहीं है। इस गीत को नहीं गाया जाये तो अच्छा है। लेकिन अंत में उन्होंने लिख दिया कि इस चिठ्ठी को किसी को नहीं दिखाए क्योंकि मैं इसे सिर्फ आप तक सीमित रखना चाहता हूँ लेकिन जब कभी मेरी म्रत्यु हो जाये तो सबको बता दे। 7 अगस्त 1941 को रबिन्द्र नाथ टैगोर की मृत्यु के बाद इस पत्र को सुरेन्द्र नाथ बनर्जी ने ये पत्र सार्वजनिक किया, और सारे देश को ये कहा क़ि ये जन गन मन गीत न गाया जाये।
    1941 तक कांग्रेस पार्टी थोड़ी उभर चुकी थी। लेकिन वह दो खेमो में बट गई। जिसमे एक खेमे के समर्थक बाल गंगाधर तिलक थे और दुसरे खेमे में मोती लाल नेहरु थे। मतभेद था सरकार बनाने को लेकर। मोती लाल नेहरु चाहते थे कि स्वतंत्र भारत की सरकार अंग्रेजो के साथ कोई संयोजक सरकार (Coalition Government) बने। जबकि गंगाधर तिलक कहते थे कि अंग्रेजो के साथ मिलकर सरकार बनाना तो भारत के लोगों को धोखा देना है। इस मतभेद के कारण लोकमान्य तिलक कांग्रेस से निकल गए और उन्होंने गरम दल बनाया। कोंग्रेस के दो हिस्से हो गए। एक नरम दल और एक गरम दल।
    गरम दल के नेता थे लोकमान्य तिलक जैसे क्रन्तिकारी। वे हर जगह वन्दे मातरम गाया करते थे। और नरम दल के नेता थे मोती लाल नेहरु (यहाँ मैं स्पष्ट कर दूँ कि गांधीजी उस समय तक कांग्रेस की आजीवन सदस्यता से इस्तीफा दे चुके थे, वो किसी तरफ नहीं थे, लेकिन गाँधी जी दोनों पक्ष के लिए आदरणीय थे क्योंकि गाँधी जी देश के लोगों के आदरणीय थे)। लेकिन नरम दल वाले ज्यादातर अंग्रेजो के साथ रहते थे। उनके साथ रहना, उनको सुनना, उनकी बैठकों में शामिल होना। हर समय अंग्रेजो से समझौते में रहते थे। वन्देमातरम से अंग्रेजो को बहुत चिढ होती थी। नरम दल वाले गरम दल को चिढाने के लिए 1911 में लिखा गया गीत “जन गण मन” गाया करते थे और गरम दल वाले “वन्दे मातरम”।
    नरम दल वाले अंग्रेजों के समर्थक थे और अंग्रेजों को ये गीत पसंद नहीं था तो अंग्रेजों के कहने पर नरम दल वालों ने उस समय एक हवा उड़ा दी कि मुसलमानों को वन्दे मातरम नहीं गाना चाहिए क्यों कि इसमें बुतपरस्ती (मूर्ति पूजा) है। और आप जानते है कि मुसलमान मूर्ति पूजा के कट्टर विरोधी है। उस समय मुस्लिम लीग भी बन गई थी जिसके प्रमुख मोहम्मद अली जिन्ना थे। उन्होंने भी इसका विरोध करना शुरू कर दिया क्योंकि जिन्ना भी देखने भर को (उस समय तक) भारतीय थे मन,कर्म और वचन से अंग्रेज ही थे उन्होंने भी अंग्रेजों के इशारे पर ये कहना शुरू किया और मुसलमानों को वन्दे मातरम गाने से मना कर दिया। जब भारत सन 1947 में स्वतंत्र हो गया तो जवाहर लाल नेहरु ने इसमें राजनीति कर डाली। संविधान सभा की बहस चली। संविधान सभा के 319 में से 318 सांसद ऐसे थे जिन्होंने बंकिम बाबु द्वारा लिखित वन्देमातरम को राष्ट्र गान स्वीकार करने पर सहमति जताई।
    बस एक सांसद ने इस प्रस्ताव को नहीं माना। और उस एक सांसद का नाम था पंडित जवाहर लाल नेहरु। उनका तर्क था कि वन्दे मातरम गीत से मुसलमानों के दिल को चोट पहुचती है इसलिए इसे नहीं गाना चाहिए (दरअसल इस गीत से मुसलमानों को नहीं अंग्रेजों के दिल को चोट पहुंचती थी)। अब इस झगडे का फैसला कौन करे, तो वे पहुचे गाँधी जी के पास। गाँधी जी ने कहा कि जन गन मन के पक्ष में तो मैं भी नहीं हूँ और तुम (नेहरु ) वन्देमातरम के पक्ष में नहीं हो तो कोई तीसरा गीत तैयार किया जाये। तो महात्मा गाँधी ने तीसरा विकल्प झंडा गान के रूप में दिया “विजयी विश्व तिरंगा प्यारा झंडा ऊँचा रहे हमारा”। लेकिन नेहरु जी उस पर भी तैयार नहीं हुए।
    नेहरु जी का तर्क था कि झंडा गान ओर्केस्ट्रा पर नहीं बज सकता और जन गन मन ओर्केस्ट्रा पर बज सकता है। उस समय बात नहीं बनी तो नेहरु जी ने इस मुद्दे को गाँधी जी की मृत्यु तक टाले रखा और उनकी मृत्यु के बाद नेहरु जी ने जन गण मन को राष्ट्र गान घोषित कर दिया और जबरदस्ती भारतीयों पर इसे थोप दिया गया जबकि इसके जो बोल है उनका अर्थ कुछ और ही कहानी प्रस्तुत करते है, और दूसरा पक्ष नाराज न हो इसलिए वन्दे मातरम को राष्ट्रगीत बना दिया गया लेकिन कभी गया नहीं गया। नेहरु जी कोई ऐसा काम नहीं करना चाहते थे जिससे कि अंग्रेजों के दिल को चोट पहुंचे, मुसलमानों के वो इतने हिमायती कैसे हो सकते थे जिस आदमी ने पाकिस्तान बनवा दिया जब कि इस देश के मुसलमान पाकिस्तान नहीं चाहते थे, जन गण मन को इस लिए तरजीह दी गयी क्योंकि वो अंग्रेजों की भक्ति में गाया गया गीत था और वन्देमातरम इसलिए पीछे रह गया क्योंकि इस गीत से अंगेजों को दर्द होता था।
    बीबीसी ने एक सर्वे किया था। उसने पूरे संसार में जितने भी भारत के लोग रहते थे, उनसे पुछा कि आपको दोनों में से कौन सा गीत ज्यादा पसंद है तो 99 % लोगों ने कहा वन्देमातरम। बीबीसी के इस सर्वे से एक बात और साफ़ हुई कि दुनिया के सबसे लोकप्रिय गीतों में दुसरे नंबर पर वन्देमातरम है। कई देश है जिनके लोगों को इसके बोल समझ में नहीं आते है लेकिन वो कहते है कि इसमें जो लय है उससे एक जज्बा पैदा होता है।
    तो ये इतिहास है वन्दे मातरम का और जन गण मन का। अब ये आप को तय करना है कि आपको क्या गाना है ?
    इतने लम्बे पत्र को आपने धैर्यपूर्वक पढ़ा इसके लिए आपका धन्यवाद्। और अच्छा लगा हो तो इसे फॉरवर्ड कीजिये, आप अगर और भारतीय भाषाएँ जानते हों तो इसे उस भाषा में अनुवादित कीजिये अंग्रेजी छोड़ कर।
    जय हिंद |

  279. Dear Sir,
    I knew about your hospitalization because of Heart attack.
    We (My self and my wife) pray the god for your good health.
    It is not in my hand to cut my life and to add to yours so I will not say that.
    but we pray the god for your loooooooooooooooooong healthy life.

    Raju & KOKI

  280. પ્રિય શ્રી ગુણવંત શાહ,
    આપના પર તાજેતરમાં ‘રદયરોગ’ હુમલો આવ્યો તે સમાચાર લંડનથી પ્રકાશિત થતા
    ‘ગુજરાત સમાચાર’માં વાંચ્યા હતા,આપની તબિયત હવે ઘણી સુધારા પર હશે એવી
    શુભેચ્છા,જલ્દી હરતા ફરતા થઇ જાઓ અને પાછા તમારા રાબેતા મુજબના જીવનમાં
    આવી જાઓ એમ ચાહીએ છીએ.
    તમારી ઉમરમાં હજુ દશકાથી વધુનો ઉમેરો થાય ને ઝટ સાજા થઇ જાવ.
    લી.પ્રભુલાલ ભારદિઆ
    લંડન,યુ.કે.

  281. GUNVANT BHAI TAMARA LEKH AFLATOON HOY CHHE HU AMARA MUSLIM LOKO MA APNA TAMAM VICHARO PRAGAT KARU CHHU. LOKO TAMNE KHUB CHHAHE CHHE. TAMARU AYUSHYA VADHE AVI SUBHKAMNA

  282. Dear Shri Gunvant Bhai

    Get well soon.great you are .

    we must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life..Jiddu Krishnamurti

  283. સ્નેહી શ્રી ગુંણવંતભાઈ
    હ્દય રીસાયું, મેડીકલ મનામણા થયા અને ત્યારબાદ આપે આત્મમંથન કરી વાચકના ઘેર ઘેર જઈ શક્ય પરીબળોની કબુલાત કરી. આ માટે તબીબી વિગ્નાન ની વ્યાખ્યામાં હ્દયને ગમે તે વર્ગ, કક્ષામાં મુકાય પણ તાત્કાલીક વ્યાખ્યામાં આવી હિંમત કરનારનું હ્દય કેટલું મજબુત, વિશાળ હોય તે ઉદાહરણ છે. આવા જીંદાદીલ ને નમન….
    પરંતુ મને એક અળવીતરો વિચાર આવ્યો, હ્દય રીસાણું પરંતુ હ્દય ના માલીક ઘણા જીદ્દી જ્યારે ડોક્ટર્સે આવી સ્થિતીમાં ” bed rest is best ” કહે ત્યારે હ્દય માલીકે ” bed rest is bed rest ” એમ નક્કી કર્યુ અને રીસાયેલા હ્દયને ગણકાર્યા વગર લાખો વાચક હ્દયને ૫હોંચવા લખવા લાગ્યા ! આવા જીદ્દી માલીક નું હ્દય તેમના કહ્યામાં રહે. વર્ષો સુધી વાચન, મનન, લેખન માટે સેવા કરે તેવી હ્દયને અપીલ. ( તા. ૨૫.૦૯.૨૦૧૧ દિવ્યભાસ્કર પુર્તિમાં લેખ વાંચ્યા બાદ )

    ધીરેન વૈશ્નવ
    ભાવનગર
    ( માત્ર રેફરન્સ તરીકે — પુર્વ કુલ સચીવ, ભાવનગર યુનિવર્સિટી )

  284. Dear Sir, 27th Sept 2011

    Gunijan Gunvantbhai,

    I am very much disturbed to know that you are hospitalised. Last sunday, I read your article in DivyaBhashkar.In your bedrest also your introspection is on alert state! I salute to your ‘yogistate’,not allowing yourself to be disturbed in the days of agony and pain.

    I wanted to express my feelings for you before but couldnot.I am sorry to confess that your health concern compelled me to write this letter to YOU = My inspiration,my philosopher and guide in my disterbing and troublesome time.
    I am an ardent reader and used to write and express my feelings in my diary when I feel strong about something.I have read your many books including some spritual level books about Lord Krishna and they provided me not only inner joy and peace but enriched me inwardly and internally too.Your style of writing has some mesmerizing effects because you have the ability to choose appropriate words at its appropriate place which generates the matching echoes in the mind and brain of your readers like me!

    I want to make a special reference about your biographical book “Billo Tillo Touch”.Your book has dragged the past face to face in front of me.All the characters which you came across in Rander and described vividly resembles with so many persons residing in me since my childhood in Jhagadia,my birth place, only the names are different !The nostaligic feelings find out some hidden treasure in me!Thanks.

    I want to meet you personally to receive your touch of blessings!

    Get Well Soon,Sir.

    All your addicted readers are thirsty of your words depicting the mystery of a word called ‘LIFE”

    With lots of regards and respect,

    -Jagdish Raval
    Ankleshwar

  285. ગુણવંતભાઈ જલ્દી થી સારા થઈ જાવ.
    દિવાળી આવી મીઠાઈ લાવી.

  286. નમસ્કાર સાહેબ આપની તબિયત સારી હશે. હું તમારા મોટભાગનાં પુસ્તકો આપ્યા છે. હું તમારો ખુબજ ઋણી છું કારણ કે તમારાં પુસ્તકો વાંચીને મે ખુબજ મેળવ્યું છે!!

    ફરી થી પ્રભુ પાસે પ્રાર્થના કરૂ કે તમારી તંદુરસ્તી કાયમ જળવાય અને ગુજરાતને તમારા “અસ્તિત્વ નો ઉજાસ” સદાય માણવા મળે!!

  287. આદરણીય ગુણવંતદાદા.
    પ્રણામ સ્વીકારશોજી.

    સૌ પ્રથમ કુશળ સમાચાર પુછું છું અને આપના સારા સ્વાસ્થ્યની ભગવાનને પ્રાર્થના કરું છું. મને ખુબ જ મોડેથી તમારી તબિયતના સમાચાર મળ્યા છે.

    એક વિચાર આવે છે. લાખો વાચકોના હૃદયસમ્રાટને તેમનું પોતાનું હૃદય દગો કઈ રીતે દી શકે? સ્વ. શ્રી ચંદ્રકાંત બક્ષી સાહેબ પછી આપ જ તો ગુજરાતી ભાષાનો આધારસ્તંભ છો.

    આમ તો મેં તમને ક્યારેય પત્ર લખ્યો નથી. પણ આ વખતે લખવું જરૂરી છે.
    અમે જાણીએ છીએ કે તમે આખી દુનિયાની સુખની ઈચ્છા રાખો છો. તેથી જ થોડા વધારે તણાવમાં રહેતા હશો. આજે તમારા દિલને ટાઢક આપે એવી વાત કહેવી છે.
    આપ માતૃભાષા ગુજરાતીની ખુબ ચિંતા માં રહો છો. એ ચિંતા હળવી કરવા કહું છું. દાદા, તમારું એ કામ હું સ્વીકારું છું.
    હમણાં મારી જીંદગી ઠેકાણે નથી એટલે વધુ સમય નથી આપી શકતો. પણ ખાતરી ચોક્કસ આપું છું કે એટલી સરળતાથી ગુજરાતી ભાષાને નહિ મારવા દઉં. હું ઉગતો લેખક છું. જેમ અત્યારની પેઢી ‘ટીન્કલ’ વાંચીને મોટી થઇ રહી છે. તેમ હું પણ ‘ફૂલવાડી’ વાંચીને મોટો થયો છું. મારા મનમાં અનેક ‘વિજ્ઞાન કથા’ઓની યોજનાઓ આકાર લઇ રહી છે. અને ઉચ્ચ શિક્ષણ માતૃભાષામાં મળતું થાય એ માટેની દ્રઢ કોશિશો કરવાનો છું.
    આ બધું કોઈ અભિમાનથી નથી કહેતો. બસ માત્ર એક જ આશય છે કે આપ ચિંતામુક્ત રહો અને લાંબુ જીવો અને આપણી ગુજરાતી ભાષા અમર રહે. જો હું સફળ થયો તો તમને એવા દિવસો બતાવીશ જ્યાં ગુજરાતી ભાષાની કૃતિઓ અંગ્રેજીમાં રૂપાંતરિત થઈને ‘બેસ્ટ સેલર’ બનશે.

    …અને આ કામમાં મારે તમારા આશીર્વાદ જોઈશે.
    જાણું છું આપને ખુબ જ કામ રહેતું હશે. તેથી જ આપને વિનંતી કરું છું કે આ પત્રનો જવાબ નહિ આપો તો ચાલશે પણ આશીર્વાદ વગર નહિ ચાલે.

    આપનો હિતેચ્છુ અને ગુજરાતી ભાષાનું બાળક એવા મનિષ ભુવાના નમસ્કાર.

  288. Resp. Mr. Gunvant Saheb,

    May the Almighty Allah (God), the Sole Dispenser of Mercy, Blessing, Healing be with you and give you prompt recovery after a heart problem.

    One of the leading & rarest Doctor of Gujarat, used to tell his patient to motivate his patients to donate your worries & be happy.

    Your’s writing’s critic

    Jabir A. Mansuri
    (Spreading the Word for Healthy Plural Society
    to Co-Exist with & Without Difference IS &
    WILL be our Legacy)

  289. રવીવારે દિવ્ય ભાસ્કરની પૂર્તિમાં બાયપાસ અંગેનો લેખ વાંચ્યો ખરેખર લેખકો પોતાન જિવનની તમામ પલને સુંદર રીતે પેન અને કાગળ થી પ્રગટ કરે છે જેનો અહેસાસ થયો.

  290. It is our (Readers) fortune that Mr Gunvant Shah survived the attack. He is our Bhishma Pitamah & we are being selfish to be more & more enlightened through his writing, though he is on bed rest. I request him not to see his fault for the attack , No amount of Precuations & controls on mind & body can 100% prevent illness or attack.We wish very healthy & long life for him . We need him for our own interest & benefit .

  291. Shri Gunvantbhai,
    Greetings. and wish you a healthy, happy and peaceful life.

    May I request you to write on the life which is extremely bright, inspiring and full of excitement and spiritual experiments – a life of Shri Ramkrushna Paramhansa…….in your way and words…to khub krupa thay ane majja aavi jay. I mean it will be great service too Gujaratis too.

    Best of regards,

    Vipul Vyas

    “Happiness and Peace are not a state of mind, they are attitude”

  292. Mananiya Shri Gunvantbhai,

    Greetings. and wish you a healthy, happy and peaceful life.

    I am really disturbed with the Aartis that we sing for Dieties.
    Over the period of time, because of type setting errors, original Aarties are becoming osolete with a true meaning.
    Would you kindly make an effort to correct with your knowledge and publish to the general public.

    I think , this will be a great boon to our Gujarati culture and literature.
    Best Regards,
    Ashok Patel.

  293. Respected Sir,
    I am Dr.Janak Patel from BIlimora.First of all wishes for your good health.Recently the MCI has announced to conduct entrance test for admission in MBBS in Hindi and English languages. While 85% of our students are studying in Gujarati medium. How our students will be able to appear for the exam. Parents have started a movement against this.Why no educationist have supported the parents in this movement.

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  295. hi
    sir ji
    tamara sabdo no mane ek naso thai geayo 6
    kik to evu 6 k jem chumbk lokhand ne kheche
    tem tamara vicharo taraf khechv 6u….

  296. Sir,
    I want to tell you some thing different from the topic. Few days ago Gujarat govt. organized a TAT exam. It was a nice attempt. We admire that step of govt for our bright future. We all know that only 30% teachers and principals passed who appared . the result was not admirable. But what happened then, those who passed this exam from non granted school were rejected from the on line applications. If a person with a degree and a required experience passes – the govt should think for them because he deserves. I am working in a non granted school as a principal for the last 16 years . I passed this exam but unfortunately I am not elegable because I’m working in a non granted school. We worked nice and get results very good then what is the problem on thinking about us. Govt gives permissions for school lokks after them yet we are not schools and teachers. Sir, feel sorrow for us.

  297. સૌ પ્રથમ, મારા વંદન!

    તમારો લેખ ન વાંચુ તો કદાચ રવિવાર નથી પડતો.
    દિવ્ય ભાસ્કર ના કાંતિભાઇ ભટ્ટ, તમે અને તંત્રી શ્રી અજય ઉમટ ના લેખો થી જે જોમ મળ્યું તો તેને થોડિ પક્તિંઓ માં કંડારી લિધી. આપનો અભિપ્રાય જાણવશો તો હિંમત આવી જશે!

    આ રહી તે પક્તિઓ:

    નહી ચાલે માત્ર રાષ્ટ્રગીતો ના ગાન થી,
    જરૂરી છે દેશભક્તિ રાગ ઊઠે જે માન થી,
    માત્ર વાતો ના ઝરણા સુકાય જશે,
    દેશ તેમાં ને તેમાં ક્યારેક વેચાય જશે.

    નહી ચાલે ગુટકા સેવી જુવાનડાઓ,
    ભર જવાનીએ થતા ફાંદાધારી ભાભાઓ,
    જોમ-જુશ્શો, વિચાર વગર ના પણ નહી ચાલે,
    રાષ્ટ્ર ને આવા કપૂતો પોષવા વધુ નહી પાલવે.

    નહી, ચાલે અર્ધજાગ્રુક સામાન્ય નાગરિક,
    ખાંડ-ગોળ ના ભાવ સિવાય જે વિચારે ન લગરીક,
    વખત પડે માત્ર ચર્ચા કરતા ચોવટિયા ઓ,
    દેશ ને નબળો બનાવતા પીઢ મૌન સેવીઓ.

    નહી, ચાલે ગરીબો ને શોષતા મોટા જળાઓ,
    નકામાં રાજકારણીઓ જાણે ગંદા નાળાઓ,
    ન પુરા કરે વાયદાઓ, જરુર વિના ના ત્રાગાંઓ,
    જનજાગ્રુતિ થી પૂરવા પડશે આ બધાય ફાકાઓ.

    જય હિંદ

    વિશાલ ગોયાણી

    http://shabdsarovar.wordpress.com/

    goyanivishal@gmail.com

  298. શ્રી ગુણવંત શાહ,

    હું મૂળ અમદાવાદ નો છું અને ગુજરાત વિદ્યાપીઠ મા નોકરી કરુ છું

    હું ગયા રવિવારે એક કામ ના બાબતે બરોડા આવવાનું થયું

    અને ત્યા થોડો સમય હતો તો લટાર મારવા નીકરી ગયો

    ત્યા તમારા નામનું બોર્ડ દેખાયું ગુણવંત શાહ, “ટહુકો” પછી મારા પગ બસ તમારા ઘર તરફ ચાલવા લાગ્યા.

    તમારા ઘરના ગેટ પાસે આવ્યો ત્યારે ખ્યાલ આવ્યો કે તમે એક મહાન લેખક છો તમને આમ કંઈ મલાઈ.

    ના છુટકે મે મારા મનને મનાવ્યુ છે.

    પણ તમને કોઈ વખત સમય હોય તો મલવું છે.

    હું સમય મલે ત્યારે તમારી દિવ્ય ભાસ્કરની પૂર્તિમાં બાયપાસ અસુક વાચું છું.

    લિ.
    કિશોર

  299. hello sir,

    i always read “vicharo na vrindavan ma”. without reading it, i feel that i have missed the sunday morning.once i was reading “safalta no manntra” by kishore makvana.what a sparkling idea
    you share with him during interview. i like your philosophy.

  300. આદરણીય ગુણવંતભાઈ,

    જુનાગઢ ખાતે સાહિત્ય પરિષદ સમયે તમારા પ્રવચન માટે રોકાણ કરેલું પણ નાદુરસ્ત તબિયત ના કારણે તમે આવી ના શક્યા એ જાણી નિરાશા અને ચિંતા બંને થયા. આપની તંદુરસ્તી માટે ઈશ્વરને પ્રાર્થના કરીએ છીએ. શક્ય હોય તો નીચે દર્શાવેલ બાબતો અંગે આપના વિચારો જણાવવા વિનંતી.

    ૧. ગુજરાતી સાહિત્ય પરિષદ તેની રીતે ગુજરાતી ભાષા-સાહિત્ય ના સંવર્ધન માટે ઉત્તમોત્તમ કાર્ય કરતી હોવા છતાં તેના અધિવેશન અને જ્ઞાનસત્રો ની કંગાળ હાજરી જોતા આમ પ્રજા સાથે તેનું અનુસંધાન સધાય તે માટે આપ જેવા સાહિત્યીકો પરિષદ સાથે મળી શું કરી શકાય એ દિશા માં વિચારો તો માતૃભાષા સંવર્ધન ની કામગીરી વધુ સારી રીતે થઇ શકે.

    ૨. સાહિત્ય પરિષદના અધિવેશન અને બેઠકો માં સાહિત્ય વિવેચન અને રસદર્શન થાય એ તો કદાચ એનું આવશ્યક અંગ છે. પણ આ શુષ્ક ચર્ચાઓ માં પ્રાધ્યાપકો, સંશોધકો ને બાદ કરતા સામાન્ય વાચકને કે સાહિત્યરસીકને રસ ન પડે એ તો દીવા જેવું સ્પષ્ટ છે. તો એક દિવસ કે એક બેઠક વાચક લક્ષી સંવાદ,વાર્તાવાંચન કે કવિસંમેલન જેવા કાર્યક્રમો યોજી ના શકાય? આમાં વાચક ની રુચિ ને અનુસરી કાર્યક્રમોનું સ્તર નીચે લાવવાની વાત નથી પણ રુચિ કેળવવાની બાબત છે એ સમજી શકાશે.

    ૩. સાહિત્ય પરિષદ કે સાહિત્ય અકાદમી ના કાર્યક્રમો મહદઅંશે મોટા શહેરો અને ખાસ કરીને જીલ્લા કક્ષાના શહેરોમાં જ યોજાતા રહે છે. તો તાલુકા કક્ષાએ સાહિત્ય રસિકો અને સ્થાનિક સાહિત્યકારો મળીને કાર્યક્રમો યોજી શકે અને પરિષદ કે અકાદમી એમાં સહયોગ આપે એવું ના થઇ શકે? મારા ખ્યાલથી નાના પાયે આવું થતું હોય છે પણ એનો વ્યાપ બહું ઓછો છે અને આમ વાચક એમાં સમ્મિલિત થાય એવું લગભગ બનતું નથી. આપે માતૃભાષા વંદના કાર્યક્રમો અને રેલી યોજ્યા તેને સુંદર પ્રતિભાવ મળેલો. જનભાગીદારીથી આવું જ સુંદર કાર્ય ગુજરાતી ભાષા ના સંવર્ધન માટે કરી શકાય.

    ૪.ગુજરાતી શિષ્ટ સાહિત્ય એ ગુજરાતી ભાષાનું એક અંગ છે. પણ જયારે ગુજરાતી ભાષા કહીએ ત્યારે એનો વ્યાપ ઘણો વિશાળ છે અને માત્ર શિષ્ટ સાહિત્ય ને મહત્વ આપવાથી જ ગુજરાતી ભાષાનું સંવર્ધન નહિ થઇ શકે એ વાત પરિષદના ખ્યાલ બહાર હોય એવું માનવાને કારણ નથી તેમ છતાં અંગ્રેજી ના આક્રમણ સામે ગુજરાતી ના સાધનો કેમ ટાંચા પડે છે એનું વિશ્લેષણ અને ઉપાય સમયસર નહિ થાય તો વધારે મોડું થઇ જશે.

    ૫. ઇન્ટરનેટ અને બ્લોગ નું નવું વિશ્વ હાથવગું છે જેનો સાહિત્યરસિકો છૂટ થી ઉપયોગ કરે છે. પરિષદ ની પોતાની વેબસાઈટ તો છે પણ તેને લાઈવ અને અપડેટ કરી વધુ વ્યાપક બનાવી શકાય અને ગુજરાતી ભાષા-સાહિત્ય ના પ્રસાર માટે તેનો અસરકારક ઉપયોગ થઇ શકે.

    લંબાણ કરવા બદલ ક્ષમા પરંતુ ગુજરાતીના વિદ્વાનો પાસે માતૃ ઋણ ચૂકવવા નો બહુ ઓછો સમય છે એવું લાગ્યા કરે છે તેથી….

    સંજય ઉપાધ્યાય .
    રાજકોટ.

  301. Dear Sir,

    I read your article “ક્ષમાના ગૌરીશંકર ૫ર બેઠા છે ઇસુ”, [Divya Bhasker, 25-12-2011]. In this article, you discussed the virtue – FORGIVENESS.

    Here you write that after a battle was won by Prophet Muhammad, he forgave his enemies who had killed his kith and kin, thus setting an example of FORGIVENESS.

    I have read about 20 biographies of the prophet. However, I have not yet come across this particular incident in which the prophet forgives his enemies.

    I would like you to give a reference to the above incident either from his Sira or the Quran or the authentic Hadis collections.

    Thanks.

    Rajeshkumar.

  302. Dear Gunvantkaka, I am Sadgi, your dear friend Jagdish daughter. હું ૧૨ વર્ષથી અમદાવાદમાં લગ્ન કરીને સ્થાયી થઈ છું. ક્યારેક વડોદરા આવુંછું. બન્ને ભાઈઓ વડોદરામાંજ સ્થાયી થયા છે.મંમી મઝામાં છે. મારી મોટી બહેન “સુ” ચાર વર્ષથી અમેરિકામાં છે. મારી પાસે પપ્પાએ ગાયેલા થોડા ગીતો છે. જો તમને તે શાભળવામાં રસ હોય તો sadgi06@yahoo.co.in નાં ઈ મેઈલ ઉપર મને જણાવજો.

  303. Hello Sir,

    First of all get well soon! I cum to know about ur heart attack,soon after that ur article in chitralekha realated that was awseom. Since many years i was finding sourse to communicate with u n ur evryday thoughts. Thnaks to blogs n technogoly,which never make us feel the distance.And let us feel that the entire world is so small if u r using Internet.
    Sir evryday i seen my dad to read ur almost all d books,wen his birthday cums ,Me & my sister are finding the list of books of urs which he doesnot have to give him as a gift but always v r failed.
    I alwasy say to people that In my life urs n my dads biggest impact.
    After reading ur books n articles in divya bhasker n chitralekha , I must say that my thoughts r much improved n basically I m software engineer .then also now started writting one book based on philosophy. And I wish to give the first copy to U,my dad n finally my husband.

    Thank you very much,

    Because sir you dont know after reading your article how many people r under its influnced.

    Thanks again n we wish that u ll write forever n directly or indirectly guide us.

    Best regards,

    Shraddha Patel

  304. To Respected sir,
    I want to invite u to speak on Lanimal cruelty in medical science/education research trueth and myth” either Gujarati or English at one meeting on animal alternative in medical education and research of our conference at
    AMCMET medical college, LG Hospital compound ,Maninagar ,Ahmedabad 380008 on 21st Jan 2012
    If possible call
    me 9898618725
    or send your phone number to me
    Dr Janardan V Bhatt

  305. મારુ નામ સુનીલ નાયર છે.હુ ક્રાઈમ બ્રાન્ચમાં કોંન્સ્ટેબલ તરીકે નોકરી કરુ છુ. ઘણા સમયથી આપના શબ્દો વાક્યો વિચારોનો અમીરસ નિયમીત રીતે માણુ છુ. પરંતુ એક સામાન્ય વાત મારે આપને કહેવી છે સાહેબ આપે ઘણા વિષયો ઉપર અઢળક જ્ઞાન અમોને આપ્યુ છે.આપ પોલીસ ખાતા વિશે શુ માનો છો. આ ખાતા વિશે આપ કેમ કોઈ લેખ લખતા નથી. અમારે એમ માનવુ કે સુશીક્ષિત સમાજ્ની જેમ આપ પણ અમોને જ સમાજના ગુનેગારો માનો છો.આ આરોપ નથી સાહેબ પણ એક વિનંતી છે. આપના વિચારોનો કાયલ સુનીલ નાયર

    • Dear Sunilbhai,
      I have a special corner in my heart for the police. Please read my article in Divya bhasker on fifth february.I was the only known man who visited Mr Vanzara In prison.Please read my book ‘secular Mijaj’. You may like it.
      Gunvant Shah

      • આપનો લેખ વાંચ્યો , ખુબ જ ગમ્યો . ભગવાન કરે ૫ ફેબ્રુઆરીનો આ લેખ ગુજરાત તેમજ ભારત દેશના એવા તમામ લોકો વાંચે જેઓ પોલીસને કોઈ બીજા જ એંગલથી મુલવે છે.ફરીથી આપનો ખુબ ખુબ આભાર સર , આપના વિચારોનો કાયલ સુનીલ નાયર

  306. Sir,

    Thanks for sharing ur very honest thoughts n experinces with us thru ur books,articls in DB n chitralekha…..sir When u write sumthing u dont know directly indirectly u providing Guidelines to readers…Thanks again for all…ur precious words…

  307. આદરણીય શ્રી ગુણવંતભાઈ શાહ,
    દુર્ગેશ બી.ઓઝાના સાદર પ્રણામ.આપના મનનીય લેખો વાંચતો રહું છું.એમાં એક અજબ સૌરભ,પ્રાસની તાજગી, લાગણીની રોશની અનુભવાય છે.અભિનંદન.તાજેતરમાં મારી ટૂંકી વાર્તા ‘વિકાસ’ ૨૮/૦૧/૨૦૧૨ના ‘ અભિયાન’ સામયિકના અંકમાં પ્રસિદ્ધ થઇ છે.ધર્મના નામે વેપલો,વિકાસના નામે વિનાશ, ને ઔપચારિકતા, કુદરતીપણા આંતરિક સ્પંદનો, સંવેદનોનો લોપ..આવી કોઈ હ્ર્દયસ્પર્શી વાત મારી આ વાર્તામાં મુકવાની આ કોશિશ છે.. આપને મારા પ્રણામ ને આપના સદા તાજા લાગતા સમૃદ્ધ લેખો બદલ આપને અભિનંદન.-દુર્ગેશ બી.ઓઝા પોરબંદર.

  308. Shri Shah Saheb,
    Tamera Artical D.B. & Chitralekha ni reg. Vachak Nehal Makkad (Sarsvat Brahman) na Pranam.apana lekh ma janvael Vahel machhli nu sangeet jeni tapas me Discovery, National gepgraphy ni site par ghani kri but i m fail,teni shops ma music C.D. sale nathi thati,can you help me for the same///Hu kyathi te melvi saku teni koi Help kri sakso to aapni abhari rahis. thank you
    aapno con.no. apva vinanti.take care amara kayam marg darshak banta raho,saru and svasth jivo.
    thanks and regards
    Nehal Makkad
    7567883393//9737799880
    nehal.makkad@yahoo.com

    • Dear Nehal,

      The c.d that you talked about was a long time ago. It was a c.d of whales communicating with each other in the ocean. It was a copy with National geographic magazine. You may inquire with them. We don’t have it.

      Manisha

  309. dear sir i have just started reading ur books as per my friend’s suggestion and i really respect ur thoughts as well as love to read it
    i soo want to contact you
    can i have ur address and contact number please
    i am eagerly waiting sir
    thank you.

  310. મોરારજી દેસાઈ નો આજે જન્મ દિવસ….તેમના કાર્યો સાચા પણ રીત ખોટી તો નહી પણ તોછડી….ગોલ્ડ કન્ટ્રોલ નો કાયદો અમેરિકા માં પ્રેસિડેન્ટ હુવરે કરી એટલું સોનું એકઠું કર્યું કે તેને સાચવવા ફોર્ટ નોક્ષ ઉભું કર્યું અને તે પૈસા થી કોલોરાડો નદી પર હુવર ડેમ બાંધ્યો જેને કારણે લાસ વેગાસ જગ વિખ્યાત થયું. આપણે ત્યાં સોનીઓ ને આપઘાત કરવાનો વારો આવેલ….

    એટલા કડવા ન થાવ કે લોકો ત્મેન્ત થૂંકી નાખે….

  311. પરમ પૂજનીય શ્રી ડો. ગુણવંત શાહ,
    આપને જન્મ દિવસની ખૂબ ખૂબ શુભેચ્છાઓ.ગયા વરસે આપને હદય રોગનો હુમલો આવેલ તે સમાચાર જાણી એક વાચક તરીકે અંદર થી થયેલ કે આપને કશું થવાનું નથી.લાખો વાચકો ના આશીર્વાદ આપની સાથે છે અને રહેશે.મરો ત્યાં સુધી જીવો.ઘણું જીવો. ૧૨.૩.૧૯૩૭….થી ….. અમદાવાદ થી ચાવડા રઘુવીરસિંહ એસ .ડી-૧૦૫ આર્યમાન આવાસ, રામદેવનગર અમદાવાદ ૩૮૦ ૦૧૫ મ.૯૪૨૬૮૯૩૯૦૨.

  312. Respected Shri Gunvantbhai,

    Happy Birthday…

    12th march is special for two reasons..

    1) your birthday…
    2) Dandi march day…

    Long live Gunvantbhai.

    warm regards,

    Maulik Shah
    9824019971
    Ahmedabad

  313. namaste sir..!
    aapne janamdivas ni shubhkamna,
    21 feb na divase aapne sambhadvani khoob ichha thai hati…!

  314. Dear Sir,

    I am regularly reading your articles in Divya Bhaskar.

    May I talk with you ? I required some advice form you regarding my little son OM. He is 4 years old. This is regarding his education. Kindly pl. msg. me your contact no..

    • Dear Jigarbhai,

      You can contact him at his residence land line number 0265-2340673. please call him after 4pm to 8pm.

      Thank you,

      Manisha

  315. Respested Sir,
    This is Mrs. Rajita Dave here. I am a very great fan of yours. My husband, Dr. Pratik Dave, is the principal in S.S.P Jain Arts and Commerce college at Dhrangadhra (dist. Surendranagar). My husband also writes articles in “ Phoolchhab”. We both read all your articles very keenly of Divya Bhaskar (Sunday suppliment). Even I am habituat to collect all your articles and read them time and again. Your article entitled “Ram na Manushyatva no jay jay kar” dated 29th of January 2012 is very touching . Personnaly I worship Lord Ram as my Ishta Deva. Sir the subhashit which is given at the starting of the article about the beauty of Lord Ram is very much liked by me, but unfortunately I don’t have the whole subhashit with me. So I humbly request you to mail me the whole subhashit on my son’s email mrunal303@gmail.com . I will really be oblidged. Eagerly awaiting for your reply.
    Rajita.

  316. Respected Sri Bhai,
    Dear Sri Manishaben,

    jay Sri Krishna,

    Wish “Happy Birthday” to Sri Bhai,

    Priti Chandresh Gandhi
    Surat

  317. First of all, belated greetings on your 75th Birthday. Wish you a long & healthy life. Like Gandhiji’s Dandi March, I wish you will pursue relentlessly, excellence in your writings.
    Your article in today’s DB was excellent. But, I would like to add that it is not only the Congress party that appears determined to damage Gujarat’s reputation. A highly biased media is also playing an active role in maligning the reputation of Gujarat & NaMo, in particular. Though, I am sure you will be aware, I suggest you go trough some of the blogs like Media crooks, Agent Provocatuer (Kanchan Gupta) which will give you an idea to what extent the media is being manipulated to become subservient.

  318. Re sir ,
    Good morning aap na vicharo ma ghana j samay thi fari chhu .sir, hu aap ne gaya sunday na lakhva ni hati ke game tem thai pan insan na dimag ni same hamsha dil no vijai thai chhe. Thikra toy barni na vachi ghanaj samay pachhi aap ne malya no khubj aanand thayo chhe pranam.

  319. To, divya bhaskar
    If anyone from divya bhaskar is reading this blog then plz note that Dr. Shah’s column. VICHARO NA VRUNDAVAN MA is not properly presented or sometimes even not presented in ANDROID APPLICATION OF BHASKAR. For example today’s article is not found in android app.

  320. hello sir looking for one older LEKH…..was including poem ” ZANKHANA NA KAFLA NA SATHI O” can you sen me that on my e-mail or post here?

  321. I attened your lecture at fresno,ca.also heard many time your your
    casset on Kabir(At Ram Kabir mandir,Los Angeles)I likeit very much.
    Resently on ASTA tv at rajkot Ram katha.Thank you for knowladgable
    thoughts.Please come back to U.S.A.again. Thanks.

    Vithalbhai Bhakta

  322. Dear Gunvantbhai,congratulations for getting “Darshak” award.Now in real sense the importance of this award increased to join with your name.

  323. આદરણીય ગુણવંત ભાઈ,
    મેં આપનું પ્રવચન તા.૧૫-૪-‘૧૨ ના રોજ રામ-કથા (રાજકોટ) માં “એક-ચિત્તતા” પર સાંભળ્યું.
    અતિ સુંદર પ્રવચન સાંભળવાની તક મળી. આપના પ્રવચન દરમિયાન મને કવિ શ્રી કરસનદાસ માણેક ની એક પંક્તિ યાદ આવી :”શ્રદ્ધા સ્ત્રસ્ટા તની લઇ ને, જનેતા ની સહિષ્ણુતા, મૃત્યુ ની વીરતા લઇ ને , લઇ ને આનન્ત્ય ની સ્વસ્થતા , આસુરી શક્તિઓ કેરા એ વંટોળ માં તમે , ઉભા બાપુ ‘ ઉરે જાપ જન-માંગલ્યના રમે ……..”
    આપના પ્રવચન માં મને એક “KEY-WORD” જડ્યો તે “આનન્ત્ય ની સ્વસ્થતા”……
    Infinite-ness, અને purpose-lessness કેવી અદ્ભુત બાબતો છે…….
    આપના લગભગ બધાજ પુસ્તકો વાંચ્યા છે.
    આપનો ,
    હિરેન જોશી , અધ્યક્ષ, ભૌતિક-શાસ્ત્ર ભવન, સૌરાષ્ટ્ર યુનિવર્સીટી, રાજકોટ

  324. Respected Sir,

    I am inquiring for two of your translated books from last one month.
    > Astitva Cha Utsav
    > Shri Krishna Che Jivan Sangeet

    In most of the prominent Marathi and Gujarati stores, these books are not available including R R Sheth Publications who does not have the information on availability. It would be so kind of your goodself to provide information on above. I want to gift them to my friend who is a Marathi. I am so much sure that these books would prove to be a great lift and won’t be considered as the gift in long run.

    I also like to express my gratitude for your evergrowing contributions in the field of Cosmic Connectivity through your books, pravachan, columns and many such avenues. Mr. Rupert Sheldrake has experimented and developed a theory of Morphogenetic Field but you brought to our knowledge this perspective in a much vibrant way. Each minor or major creation of yours has a higher platform for the journey of life. Be it a ‘Kabira Khada Bajar Mein’ or ‘Vagda Ne Taras Tahuka Ni’ or ‘Rajkan Suraj Thava Ne Shamane’.

    How tricky is an economics to estimate the price of your book ‘Krushnam Sharanam Gacchami’ which is available with 19 brilliant lectures for only Rs.399! Sir, what a present it is to us!!

    The idea is not to praise you on such open forum but to say limitless “Thank You” from all of us. We also thank and greatly appreciate your family to provide us an interface with you through a wonderfully managed blog on WordPress. In other words, we thank them all to spare you with us!

    Graciously yours,
    Nirav Vashi

    • Respected Sir,

      I am inquiring for two of your translated books from last one month.
      > Astitva Cha Utsav
      > Shri Krishna Che Jivan Sangeet

      In most of the prominent Marathi and Gujarati stores, these books are not available including R R Sheth Publications who does not have the information on availability. It would be so kind of your goodself to provide information on above. I want to gift them to my friend who is a Marathi. I am so much sure that these books would prove to be a great lift and won’t be considered as the gift in long run.

      I also like to express my gratitude for your evergrowing contributions in the field of Cosmic Connectivity through your books, pravachan, columns and many such avenues. Mr. Rupert Sheldrake has experimented and developed a theory of Morphogenetic Field but you brought to our knowledge this perspective in a much vibrant way. Each minor or major creation of yours has a higher platform for the journey of life. Be it a ‘Kabira Khada Bajar Mein’ or ‘Vagda Ne Taras Tahuka Ni’ or ‘Rajkan Suraj Thava Ne Shamane’.

      How tricky is an economics to estimate the price of your book ‘Krushnam Sharanam Gacchami’ which is available with 19 brilliant lectures for only Rs.399! Sir, what a present it is to us!!

      The idea is not to praise you on such open forum but to say limitless “Thank You” from all of us. We also thank and greatly appreciate your family to provide us an interface with you through a wonderfully managed blog on WordPress. In other words, we thank them all to spare you with us!

      Graciously yours,
      Nirav Vashi

  325. Good Morning Gunvantbhai,

    Aaj no lekh film babte vanchayo…. vah kya khoob ….. -mara dikra – nimit – ne pan vanchavyo … lekin bahadurshah na geet ne – ghazal – shabd sathe jodayo hot to rangat rahet……..

    -prabodhbhai kapadia – attyare ajna diwse amdavad mukam chhe …..ya ….at evening i’ll return to bhavnagar.bus baki kairiyat se hai na…..

  326. jarur se have samay aavi gayo se parivartan karvano
    jarur se ek eva maha nayak ni je layi sake parivartan mara gujarat ma
    god ishwar bhagavan aa badha element matra magaj ni santi medavava mate hoy se
    jyare samay aave se tyare aapo aap medan bani jay se kurukchetra nu
    parivartan na sandrbh ma parivartan atale samaj ni vichar dhara ma parivartan
    all system changing
    hu tamane nathi odakhato pan comment sara hata atale mane comment karvanu man thayu

    Jignesh Borad…………………………….

  327. Good Morning Sir,
    I have been your fane since my Childhood by reading “VICHARO NA VRUNDAVAN MA”
    Many a time disagreed with your views but, it a democratic porcess of expression.Have lots of respect for you.

  328. Dear sir,
    hu tamari books vanchu 6u, MARO TYA SUDHI JIVO e books nu title joyu to vanchva ni koi ichha na thayi pn pa6i jyare vanchu tyar pa6i e ketliy var vanchuy. VRUX MANDIR NI CHHAYA MA e pn khubaj saras 6e tamari darek books vanch vi game 6e. mara papa tamara darek lekh vanche 6e ane books pn mari family ma badha j tamara sahitya ne vache 6e. mare e janvu 6e k hu tamne call kari saku?

  329. Dear Sir,
    I have read many books written by you. I also write and have some publications to my credit. I need your guidance as to how I shouldpersue this writing in order to become a columnist like you. I would be grateful if you can give me an appointment to meet you.

  330. Shri Gunvantbhai Shah Saheb,

    I want to discuss with u some extra-ordinary and very important matter if u can spare few minutes in wide interest of soceity. I dont know how to contact u, but u can contact me on 9909441155. Thanks.
    Sunil

  331. dear sir plz mane tamaru email id ya contac number mane api sako cho mare tamri sathe thodi vat karvi che mane tamri salah ni jarur che

  332. Hello Sir,

    અંગ્રેજી મીડિયાની એક બાલીશ ચેષ્ટા ની નોંધ કરવાની ઈચ્છા છે. કાઈ પો છે ના રીવ્યુ ન્યુયોર્ક ટાઈમ્સ માં છપાયા છે. રીવ્યુ માં “ગુજરાત અને ગોધરાકાંડ” વિશેની એક ટીપ્પણી કોઈ પણ ભારતીયના મન ને ખિન્ન કરી મુકે એવી છે. રીવ્યુ લખનાર મેડમ “રાચેલ ” ગુજરાત ની ઓળખ નીચે પ્રમાણે આપે છે ”

    “Abhishek Kapoor’s “Kai Po Che” takes risks, not least in its choice of subject matter. Set in Ahmedabad, this tale of three friends making their way in the new India builds up to an ugly moment in recent history: the 2002 riots in Gujarat State in which Hindu mobs attacked Muslims, killing nearly 1,000.”

    સમજી શકાતું નથી કે 11 વર્ષ ના વહાણા વીતી ગયા પછી પણ આ લોકો સત્ય શું છે એ ખબર જ નહિ હોય? આ લોકો ના જ્ઞાન વિષે લાચારી અનુભવવી કે પછી એમ માનવું કે આ લોકો ને આવું વિવાદાસ્પદ અને ચોક્કસ લોકો ને ગમતા વિધાનો કરવામાં જ મજા પડે છે।

    એક ભારતીય તરીકે આવું વાંચી ને ઘણું દુખ થાય છે સર. શું આ બહેન ને આપણે ગોધરા કાંડ નો સાચો ઈતિહાસ જણાવી શકીએ? લેખ ની લીંક નીચે આપેલ છે : http://movies.nytimes.com/2013/02/22/movies/kai-po-che-directed-by-abhishek-kapoor.html?_r=0

    viral shah
    viral.gu@gmail.com

  333. Hello sir, I m gynaecologist by profession n your big fan since I was teenager. I had all your latest books including” the boss”. I m very much impressed by your writing. I want one favour from u as I am about to deliver twins babies in next month, I want that u decide their names. I will be obliged and thankful for that gesture. I will deliver one boy n one girl. For boy I like the name lord Rama. But confused for girl name which mimics like twins. Or u can suggest other names for twin boy n girl. I will be very thankful for your kind gesture. Take care sir.

  334. Dear Sir,

    Hi, i am Kunal Trivedi. I regularly read your articles. I admire your 360 degree vision on each and every area of existence. Currently we are focusing on following 4 points.

    (1) 3 PARTY DEMOCRACY INSTEAD OF MULTI PARTY DEMOCRACY :
    Currently we have more than 1300 regional and national parties in India and by this we are not observing true leadership and perfect governance in India. and also the expenditure of elections reaches too high and creates unnecessary burden on the people of India.
    So, it must be possible to merge all these parties into one roof of its parental mind site parties and it is called 3 party democracy. 3 party democracy to be established on the base of,
    – Moodivad
    -Samajvad
    -Samyavad
    (2) NO PENSION TO M.Ps / MLAs / AND EX,POLITICIANS.
    All the M.Ps / MLAs / AND EX,POLITICIANS are already billionnaire and they do not need govt. pension , by this point the billions of rupees will be saved and will be utilized in the public welfare.
    (3) NO VOTE , NO CIVIL RIGHTS :
    This is to regulerize for all the citizens of India if they do not vote. they will not be entitled to enjoy the civil rights.
    (4) RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF SANATANDHARMA:
    By this point we want to make a harmony amongst all hindus and reunite them into the guidelines of SANATAN DHARMA.

    Divine has already started its work of renovating India.

    You are also called now and initiated to start working and to spread the awareness on the above mentioned points.

    JAY HIND.

  335. Shree Gunvantbhai,
    My name is kaushik naik. I am regularly reading your articles in Divyabhaskar & Chitralekha
    it is always inspirational and motivational to me. Please accept my greetings on your 76th Birthday. I wish i can give you such greetings on your centenary Birthday.

  336. bilo tio tach…page no 221….line no 11…may be printing mistake….pachhi pan bapuna ????
    i think bana….am i correct ?

  337. Read your article about prohibition under head DEBATE. It is really a thought provoking article. I have been preaching about prohibition and control of nerves ( Nasbandi – Nashabandi ) during my service period in Bihar. It is a fact that a person is not in senses after taking any type of intoxication including LIQUOR , WINE etc. I agree with your view that what we need is MORAL DEVELOPMENT and not physical development which takes us down. There should be complete prohibition in India.
    During my programme I saw MOHALLAH’s with widows whose husbands died due to liquor consumption.
    Ever Yours
    C.R.Kaswan
    IPS ( Retired )
    Ex I.G of Police .

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    • Dear Darshanbhai,

      I can give you his contact number of Baroda, landline. Gunvant shah does not have an e-mail id, so I can not give you. I am his daughter, Manisha and operate his blog on his behalf. his land line no is 0265-2340673.

      Thanks,
      Manisha

  339. હમણાં મારે કામ અંગે જર્મની જવાનું થયું….ભાષાની તકલીફ થશે તેવું માનેલું પણ જુવાનીયા સારું અંગ્રેજી જાણતા હતા અને રસ્તા/હોટેલ/રેસ્ટોરન્ટ/રેલ્વે સ્ટેશન/થીએટર જ્યાં મળ્યાં ત્યાં અમારી સાથે અંગ્રેજીમાં વાત કરી…જર્મનીમાં અંગ્રેજી ભણવાનો ચાલ શરુ થયો છે….કારણકે તેમણે અનુભવ્યું કે બહારની દુનિયા સાથે સમ્પર્ક કરવા અંગ્રેજી પણ જરૂરી છે…૫૦ વરસકે તેથી મોટી ઉમરના લોકો અંગ્રેજી નથી જાણતા કે ભાંગ્યું તૂટ્યું જાણે છે તે લોકોની અફસોસ છે અને હવે શીખવાની કોશીસ કરે છે. જે ફેક્ટરીમાં હું ગયેલો ત્યાં ઓફીસ સમયમાંજ અંગ્રેજીના વર્ગો ચાલતા હતા….

    હવે વાત અમેરિકાની, મારા પૌત્રની સ્કુલ માંથી વાલીઓને સુચના આપીકે તમે ઘરમાં તમારી ભાષામાં વાત કરો જેથી બાળક માતૃભાષા ભૂલી ન જાય!!!

    હળવી વાત કરું તો…..’સોનિયા કાકી માટે માનેકાકાકીની અવગણના ન કરાય….’

  340. વિષય: સરદાર પટેલ ની મેનેજમેન્ટ શૈલી જાણવા મળી શકે તેવી બુક્સ નું લીસ્ટ આપી શકો?

    સર, આપનું “ધ બોસ” પુસ્તક વાંચવા મળ્યું અને એને ખરેખર મારી વિચારધારા બદલી નાખી છે “યોગઃ કર્મસુ કૌશલમ” એ ઘણી વાર વાંચ્યું તું પણ આ બુક દ્વારા એ મને કઈ રીતે લાગુ પડે તે સારી રીતે સમજી શક્યો છું ખુબ ખુબ આભાર

    એ સાથે આપે દરેક મેનેજમેન્ટકર્તા ને સરદાર વલ્લભભાઈ પટેલ ની મેનેજમેન્ટ શૈલી વિષે અભ્યાસ કરવાની ભલામણ કરી છે સદભાગ્યે સરદાર વિષે ઘણા ઘણા પુસ્તકો ઉપલબ્ધ છે એમાંથી એમની મેનેજમેન્ટ શૈલી જાણવા મળી શકે એવા કોઈ પુસ્તકો આપના ખ્યાલ માં હોય તો સુચન કરવા મારી નમ્ર વિનંતી

  341. Shri Gunvantbhai,

    Namaste,

    Today “NARMADA PARKAMMA” ends. I read all the 15 Articles and it was so lively that I felt that I am in PARKAMMA in stead of the PARKAMMA VASI mentioned in your articles. I may not go for this but surely I am planning to go for “NARMADA PARIKRAMA” by road which takes around 11/12 days.

    I am regularly reading your articles in SAURASHTRA SAMACHAR every sunday.

    With Warm Regards
    Shailesh Jani – Bhavnagar

  342. I have made a community on Facebook named “Rationalism league” Please inspire me. If you are agree with me , promote me.. I am 15 years old student. I am an atheist.. please don’t hate me. – your reader (Dhruv Pandya)

  343. Respected Saheb,

    In connection to your post as on 4th July on ‘Human Rights’.

    I could directly sense your pain. Although you try, you could not hide your ‘manyu’ from your writing!

    This ‘Human Rights’ has turned into a ‘thing’ from a ‘virtue’. Now, it is a cent percent ignorable part in our life but at the other hand we have Top Cops serving long sentence. This makes the whole thing so unnerving.

    I wonder what is a ‘Leela’ in this of the Almighty. Such is a state of the great state called ‘Bharatvarsh’.

    Sir! is there a way to compel God through a gyan-yagna or kriya-yagna and have Sh. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel with us again? Tame bolavi shako aapda Sardar Saheb ne aa badhu thekane karvaa???

    Our concerns drive much beyond the religion/cast of all those police officials. Perhaps, one may find an angle of secularism too in it! Sir, where has gone Shri. Krishna’s ‘Lok Sanghrah’? Well, these worldly matters have no end and therefore one may choose to not loose path and faith.

    Agreed, but such growing incidences can cause disintegration and take away our National Interest deeply.

    Kind regards,
    Nirav Vashi

  344. I refer to your article in Sunday Bhaskar. Not only our temples are dirty but look at the appearance of our 1008 swamijis, they look vulgar and dirty with bare ugly bodies – do not expect a six pack but atleast should be well shaped, unshaven faces and covered with sandalwood paste & red dots & lines. They carry long cloth like a saree but half the body is naked! Look at others like Pope, Aga Khan etc., they look respectable and gorgeous.

    Apart from physical dirtiness, mental dirtiness also should be condemned, I have seen prist touching private parts of women inside Puri temple, in the darkness.

    • Respected BS Vaidya,

      God Almighty is beautiful and he likes all beautiful things.

      I do acknowledge your pain you narrated, however, may I take opportunity to pray for envision to seek the Truth and Knowledge of Knowing God, the Sole Dispenser of Mercy, Blessings and Resources, Who is the only Creator of Universe and Mankind. Spiritual cleanliness mean know Thy God, through thyself, who created our Body and all parts, Who did not took any one help in creating mankind and universe.