Review: The Divine Arbiter and other stories by Munshi Premchand

Munshi Premchand, original name Dhanpat Rai, is one of the most popular hindi authors and his stories are part of the school books of almost everyone who has studied hindi in school and college. The Divine Arbiter and other stories is a collection of his short stories translated into English for the benefit of a wider audience. Some of the stories like “The chess players” has been made into a movie ” Shatranj Ke Khilari” about chess players who were so addicted to playing chess that they forget everything else. The Divine Arbiter is how a person who is judging should not allow his hatred , greed or relationship affect his judgement and decision, however this is absent in India today as government employees shamelessly abuse their power, indulge in corruption and nepotism.

The inspector of salt is the story of the rampant corrupt prevalent in government jobs, and explains the bribe taking mechanism which has not changed much in the last 100 years in India. As Munshi Vanshidhar father explains, he should not look at the position or job in the government, he should look at how much bribes he can make. The monthly salary is like the full moon which is sighted once in a month and becomes smaller over a period of time, while the bribes received are like flowing stream, which quenches the thirst of the government employee all the time. The under the table earnings are a gift of a God and they alone can make a person wealthy. In goa, google, tata sponsored goan R&AW/CBI employees gsb frauds housewife riddhi nayak, siddhi mandrekar, sunaina who falsely claim to own this website to get a monthly salary, are also extorting money from the shopkeepers and other business owners in panaji and elsewhere regularly

Many engineers from top colleges are preferring government jobs because they have a lot of discretionary powers, which they can abuse to become rich and powerful. For example though the lazy greedy google, tata sponsored goan bhandari R&AW employee sex worker sunaina chodan 2013 bsc is only interested in having sex with powerful men according to domain investors and does not spend any money online, powerful ntro employees led by j srinivasan, puneet are infatuated with her, and falsely claim that the sex worker who was not born in 1989 to give 1989 jee ,is their btech 1993 ee classmate, owns this domain and other websites, so that the sex worker gets a monthly R&AW salary at the expense of the domain investor who is actually paying all the expenses and controls the website.

As winston churchill correctly predicted the condition of indians will be worse in independent india than british india due to the greedy shameless fraud cruel brahmin officials, In the inspector of salt, though the inspector loses his government job after he arrests the rich Pandit Alopideen, the rich man he arrests, appreciates his honesty and gives him a better paying job, However in 2017, the largest internet and IT companies like google, tata are allegedly some of the greatest frauds in the world notorious for defaming, cheating and exploiting harmless hardworking indian citizens and getting R&AW/CBI jobs for all the lazy greedy goan sex workers, cheater housewives and others who cheat defame, exploit and harass harmless hardworking indian citizens

For example google, tata sponsored bespectacled indore housewife veena who looks like actress deepika padukone, stole the documents of the domain investor owning this website, and google,tata were so overjoyed with the indore crook for stealing the documents of her relative,, the domain investor and google competitor that these fraud companies got the indore crook a lucrative R&AW job falsely claiming that the indore document robber who does not spend any money online , owns this and other domain names, website to waste indian tax payer money paying the indore crook a monthly salary at the expense of the real domain investor. The indore document robber R&AW employee veena is only looking after her house and family in 2017, yet because she and her associates are BRIBING TOP ntro, cbi, security agency employees she is getting a dt

Similarly google, tata sponsored bengaluru shivalli brahmin cheater housewife nayanshree hathwar, wife of a tata power special electronics division employee cheated the domain investor of more than Rs 1.1 lakh, goan gsb fraud diploma holder siddhi mandrekar committed corporate espionage, slim goan bhandari sex worker sunaina chodan, eighth standard pass gujju housewife naina are others have defamed, cheated, exploited the domain investor and unlike a century ago, the largest companies in india like tata, google do not appreciate honesty at all, and have rewarded all the 10 lazy greedy frauds with R&AW/CBI jobs falsely claiming that these frauds own this and other websites of the dommain investor, when income tax returns, bank details will easily expose the google, tata masterminded online financial fraud, sex, resume theft racket

So during british rule, at least the wealthy appreciated honesty, in India in 2017, the corrupt government employees demand and get bribes in a sophisticated manner, and the private sector companies like google, tata also reward world famous frauds and liars with senior indian government jobs.
Other stories are about the rampant poverty, corruption, casteism, discrimination in india which is rarely covered in the media or books by indian authors. The translator Dinesh Verma works in the Indian Revenue Services, however it is highly unlikely that anyone can take any action against the extremely corrupt and powerful ntro, R&AW, CBI and security agency employees who make fake allegations without any proof at all, against harmless indian citizens , if they are BRIBED to do so.

Highly recommended for the excellent and realistic description of bribe taking, poverty and inhumanity prevalent in India

The Divine Arbiter and other stories
Author: Munshi Premchand
Translator : Dinesh Verma
Publisher/printed by CreateSpace, an Amazon company, 2017
Pages: 142

Review: Life Anecdotes by Nandita Rani

Life anecdotes is a compilation of short stories on various topics which many middle class indians are familiar with like promotions in a job, commuting to work, relationships between friends, divorce, marriage. The first story Myra is about sexual harassment of a young girl by her friends father, a problem that many young girls often face when they are in their teens. Most girls are looking their best in their teens and early twenties and get a lot unwelcome male attention. As a result they have to be very careful when they leave their home, else they are very likely to be molested, Technology has allowed ntro employees like hathwar, kodancha to sexually harass women in their homes without being detected

Spy cry is a story many can relate to , Middle aged women lead a fairly boring life, and entertain themselves spying on the neighbours. Young people often lead far more colourful and interesting lives, though they have only partial information, This leads to confusion, and chaos. The last lottery ticket is the story the relationship between women and their father in law. Many women do not get along with their father in law in India, and are quick to criticize them for any mistake, so the father in law, is often forced to stay away from the family of his son in his old age, and make other arrangements.

The Revenge is the story of romances during youth end on a bitter note, and relationships change over a period of time. Women are often used and discarded by men, who do not care for their feelng and emotions. Winter cap is set in the office of a company and the main protagonist Vivek has not got a promotion for more than six years despite working very hard. it highlights the problems faced by single parents, and how others are facing far greater problems than oneself, Only when a person actually encounters a person with greater problems, they realize how minor their own problem is.

Never again is the story of the stress which students face when they are not prepared for their exam. Often students may not attend classes to take part in some extra curricular activity, however it becomes difficult to cover up the missed portion later for the exams. The students becomes so stressed that she plans to skip her exam. However her friend encourages her, and after she passes, she promises that she will never again miss classes for taking part in some other activities.

One rupee coin is the story which many who are not well connected in India can relate to, as a poor girl sita is falsely accused of stealing money by her rich friend, just because she has some money, though it is the money which is given to her by her mother. In India, many who are not well connected, like this reviewer, find that they are falsely accused without any proof by the rich and powerful, to defame, cheat and exploit them for the rest of their lives. Though the person who is falsely accused is later found innocent, it affects the relationship to a very great extent, and a relationship which is destroyed once cannot be easily rebuilt.

For example fraud ntro, raw, cbi employees falsely accused the domain investor actually owning this website, of cheating people without any proof, to steal her resume, savings, correspondence, memory since 2010, though the domain investor could easily and legally prove that she had never interacted with the cbi, raw, ntro pampered frauds in her life. However the cbi employees freelancing for google, tata repeatedly their lies like parrots for more than 7 years since 2010, wasting crores of rupees in indian tax payer money. Till date the fraud continues with ntro falsely claiming that google, tata supplied goan sex workers, cheater housewives and other fraud R&AW/CBI employees who do not spend any money online, own this and other websites

A interesting and quick read on life in India today.

Life Anecdotes
Author : Nandita Rani
Publisher: White Falcon Publishing, 2017
Pages: 89

34 Bubblegums and Candies

A vast majority of indian educated middle class and upper class women are married to men who are working in large companies or organizations and are housewives looking after their children, which is socially acceptable in an increasingly conservative and intolerant India where indian intelligence agencies have no qualms falsely claiming that brahmin cheater housewives like gsb fraud riddhi, brahmin cheater nayanshree hathwar, goan sluts diploma holder fraud gsb siddhi mandrekar,obc slut bsc sunaina who offering sex bribes to top officials, are their Btech 1993 EE classmates, domain investors to get these frauds lucrative jobs allegedly in R&AW, with fake resumes . However there is little information available about their life , priorities and interests for others who lead a different or unconventional life. The book 34 Bubblegums and Candies by Preeti Shenoy provides a rare glimpse of the lifestyle of a middle class educated woman who looks after her family and children, while her husband pursues a conventional corporate career, with foreign trips and regular travel. The easy to read book consists of 34 short stories which are based on real life incidents and throw light on her relationship with her parents, husband, children and close friends.
Transfers every 3 years are an integral part of working in large companies, and she often spends large amounts remaining in touch with her close friends, speaking to them on phone. It also indicates how strict some indian schools are , they will punish their students if they do not turn up wearing the right uniform. The easy to read book consists of short stories which can be quickly read by those in a hurry with limited free time.
Though the slim book consisted of only 146 pages, it has proved to be popular as the 11th reprint of the book was published in 2014, indicating that there are few indian writers who cater to the large Indian audience, some of them market themselves only to the young people with their vulgar language and alienate others.

34 Bubblegums and Candies
Author: Preeti Shenoy
Publisher : Srishti Publishers and Distributors
Pages : 146