The comments of Ms. Sadaf seem to be negative and show the natural arrogance that religious/ideological persons have. In fact, Mr. Yoginder Sikand has raised very valid issues. He could continue his so-called revolutionary fervour till the age of 45 is a testimony that he wants to see a better world.
However, a rational and thinking person feels sad to find that most revolutionaries become dictatorial, arbitrary and intolerant, once they come to power. There is no reason as to why countries like Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea etc should be so poor as compared to their neighbours. Most revolutionaries mess up with the economy of their countries as they have a perceived enemy against whom they can vent their anger. Venezuela is one of the richest countries in South America but has poor people and shortages of almost all necessities of life. All this is in the name of anti-imperialism and revolution.
Most revotionaries have no better alternative to offer. They are good in opposing the existing system and do have good intentions at times. See for example, Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal. Once in power, she lost her real perspective and started doing the opposite of what she was preaching. The idea is not to be a demagogue but to analyse rationally and improve the system. It is a continuous process. People like Mr. Yoginder Sikand contribute a lot even if they do not see immediate results. Negativism of the kind shown by pro-Maoist intellectuals in India does not offer any alternative but there are many others whose actions and thoughts are continuously contributing towards making a better society.
For me, Mr. Sultan Shahin is also a revolutionary as is Mr. Yoginder Sikand. So my dear friend Mr.Sikand, do not lose patience. We will have a better tomorrow for ourselves and our future generations.
Mr. Yoginder Sikand is pathetic and his negativity can be a bad influence on vulnerable minds. It is better he stop coming out in public with his sickness. It would be in public interest that he takes rest at his place and stay alone. I really fear this man is going to do suicide. But then who can stop anyone who wants to leave.
I wish him to recover from his illness which like any illness is temporary and he needs to stop believing in himself but trust others that they want him to be here in this world. He may be meaning a lot to many. Those who personally know him, please see to it that he be kept away from seeing hardships of life as he is quite weak psychologically.
Mr. Yoginder, please cheer up as you can get well. And there must be some friends and acquaintances if not relatives who like seeing you, for whom you can be a source of joy. You have to live for them if not for yourself. All the best, you will get well soon. All you have to do is stop trusting yourself but trust them who like seeing you.