X-posting from Misc Pictures thread.
Excuse me folks - please pardon me for my contrarian comments. I am like that onlee.
This guy "Shifuji" Deepak Dubey, "Comndo" trainer or whatever seems to have some knowledge that he is able impart. That is combined with some marketing skills. He is seen with dozens if not hundreds of people in those videos - which is something that cannot happen overnight. For example I cannot go to a jungle, announce that I am surgeon par excellence, put up 100 videos and then get people to come to me.
I personally find some of the comments snooty and like RAPE referring to SDRE. There is an assumption that the guy is a fraud. He may not be a fraud. Clearly a lot of people have found some benefit from his gyan. Some of the stuff he says is pretty sensible, for example - this videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EHOTBYl7x8
By dismissing him as a laughable fraud I think we are being Macaulay of Macaulays. Just my views.
a) He is a man with skills selling his skill and has buyers who cannot all be stupid.
b) Our nation is so full of stupids that even this man's idiocy is lapped up. Like idol producing milk
I choose "a"
Maybe he is an excellent Martial Artist. I am in no way qualified to comment either way. So, if he is able to help CMPs with his expertise, well and good. But no matter how skilled the guy may or may not be, I cannot agree with what he is doing.
I understand the need for marketing one's skills. No one can have any problem with that. But this guy does not seem to be bound by any ethics or honour when it comes to that. I mean, with your interaction with servicemen, I am sure you would know what it takes to earn that Maroon Beret and Balidan Badge. What those people voluntarily go through defies belief. And this chap insults them by wearing those honour with small alterations as to avoid legal issues.
In short, I can live with the Photoshoped pics even though that is fraud by itself. But I live too much in awe of the Balidan Badge to see it being insulted and not get angry.
Regarding the man being a fool. Even though I have called him a joker numerous times, but I have also said that the man is no fool. He is very crafty and makes small alterations to the badges and emblems to avoid legal issues. This is worse since it proves that this guy is not a well intentioned blunderer but a smart guy who knows very well what he is doing.
I mean, how many times do we meet a person who can claim to be among the best in his field. How many engineers,doctors etc do we meet who can claim that they are the best in the world. But a PARA SF do not need to claim that he is among the best at what they do, they "are" the best warriors in the world. And just because this joker knows martial arts, he sees fit to imply that is one of them?