- King Sandiman - 2629-2564 BC
- King Sunder Sen - 2082 - 2041 BC
- King Nara - 1048 -1008 BC
- Mauryan Dynasty - around 3rd Century BC with the Shrinagari (ancient Name of Srinagar,) was founded by King Ashoka (Shrinagari was founded near the then Ancient Capital Pandhrenatha)
- Kushan Dynasty - 1st and 2nd century AD, Name of Huvishka & Kanishka are a must mention as the dynasty and these names had good imprints on the state with the names like Hushkora and Kanispora that were derived from the names of Huvishka and Kanishka
- Lalitaditya Dynasty - 7th Century AD when the Sun Temple was built and the City of Pharihaspura was formed.
- King Ajatapida - 813 - 850 AD, Pampore was founded then
- King Avantivarman - 855 - 883 AD, Built the town of Avantipur
- King Shankaravarman - 883 - 902 AD, Built Shankarapura-Pattan (now known as Patttan)
- King Jayasim - 1128 - 1149 AD
- Mid 12th Century AD - First Muslim Invasion
- 1322 AD Turks Invade Kashmir
- 1394 - 1416 AD, Sikander attacks Kashmir and and brings in Mass Conversion to Islam, post this only 11 Hindu Families were left in Kashmir......
- 1540 - Mirz Haider Invades Kashmir and the territory is annexed to Mughal Empire..
- Maharaja Ranjit Singh - 1810 - 1820 AD and appointed Gulab Singh to Rule Kashmir.
- Anglo Sikh War and Battle of Saboran take place around 1845 AD, and is followed by 2 treaties between Maharaja Gulab Singh and Henry Lawrence. The Present State was created with 'The Treaty of Amritsar" taking effect on March 16, 1846.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Those who are learned and who have their senses intact would know that Historically Kashmir was always part of the "Undivided India". However at the time of partition and Independence, the then "Hindu Ruler" of Kashmir decided to have Kashmir as a Sovereign State. The Political Leadership agreed to it. However, Pakistan could not accept it and went in to attack Kashmir and the insurgents tried to Capture over the Territory. It is then the Ruler of Kashmir sought help from India and annexed the territory to India with the creation of "Article 370". Certainly this didn't go down well with Pakistan and they tried their level best to get Kashmir.
As if this was not just the Case, the war of 1971 (when Bangladesh was liberated from Pakistan's regime) rubbed salt on Pakistan's ruling think tank's wounds. However, the issue of Kashmir actually picked up only after Pakistan's failed attempts of the "Khalistan Movement".
So, if we look at the entire history of Kashmir issue, the case is not the liberation of Kashmir or the upliftment of Muslims in Kashmir. So I guess, none of the Muslim Leaders have got any right to make statements that "Muslims around the World should support the Muslims in Kashmir" or any similar comment. They need to know the Historical Truth before making such Controversial statements. And Muslim Community across the world must note that "Such Leaders are unnecessarily Politicizing the Kashmir issue to Bake Their Own Bread." Before making such statements they need to look at the case of Migrant Muslims in Pakistan, who are treated as Second Grade Citizens and are referred to as "Muzahirs".
Kashmir was, is and will be part of Sovereign Indian Republic.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
कुछ नींदें कुछ स्वप्न चुरा कर जब तुमसे करती बातें,
सज जाती हैं बंद पलक पर, विगत दिनों की बरसातें,
बूँद - बूँद सिमटे जाते पल भीग-भीग कर गीला मन,
सुधियों की कैसी बदली जो, भूल ना पाती वो नाते ||
पढ़ इन पंक्तियों को विचार कुछ उमड़े ह्रदय में| उठा कलम लिख दीं कुछ पंक्तियाँ हमने भी -
भूल ना पाती वो नाते, आखों में जो स्वप्न जगाते
अधरों पर सिमट सी जाती बरसात कि वो कोमल बूंदें
ह्रदय में यूँ सिमट जाते पल वो जो यूँ बीते
कुछ बीते तेरी बांहों कुछ बीते तेरी पलकों में
स्वप्न में जब तुम आती, मेरे ह्रदय में बस जाती
अपनी काली लंबी लटों से, घटाओं सा स्पर्ष कराती
भूल ना पाती वो नाते, आँखों में जो स्वप्न जगाते
कुछ नींदें कुछ स्वप्न चुरा कर हम तेरी यादों में खो जाते
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
I was shocked and a lil short
Short of words
Short of time
I just looked at her and Smiled
I knew it would work and take me miles
Miles in the air
Miles of her care
It did happen when she smiled back
She sought my number while serving cake
Her pink lips looked too inviting
Her smooth skin was too tempting
She called me that night
I was at the height of my delight
I asked if we can meet
Talk something while we eat
She came to meet me on the floor
I saw her right at the door
My heart thumped when I saw her
My legs Shivered as on the shore
I went and held her hand
Went right on my knee
When they started the Band
With her Beauty I was Blind
When she brought me close up
To kiss me lip to lip
I was lost in her eyes
I was so much mesmerized
She kissed me so seductively
I was lost in her arms actively
It was then I hugged her tight
Made her melt in my grip that night
Government went to declare it Crime
Corruption was taken as an Offense
To the extent it penetrated in Defense
Height was when it entered the Coffin
With our Ministry eating foreign Muffin
Long back they went buying Cannons
Seems they took some from Memmons
Money moved with Leaders Hand in Hand
Leaving the Nation on the Bus Stand
Probe started and went for ages
Culprits even went out of life's cages
There were many other scams to count
We can sit to pile and create a mount
They went to eat the Animal Food
Telephone connections went to Wood
Security cordons put to stake for Land
Irregularities went to Wireless Band
But one thing that came clear
Dedication to Corruption is here
It is here to stay with no move
Even if it cause Government to cove
I say regularize the commission
Cut the pay to move this Motion
Sunday, October 31, 2010
my throat was dry not from thirst
though I liked the way you looked
never liked the way your words spooked
As we met again and I knew you a day
you appearance changed to pave the way
your thoughts and your words
came to my ears as chirping birds
I thought may be I was wrong
liked those lyrics of friendship song
But I guess I was wrong
the distance between us hit the gong
I miss your voice and your words
may be that's the wish from the lords
looking down the way I miss
the warm hug and the sweet kiss
May be I need to change the way I think
to understand times' beautiful wink
that we met as we were destined
where your beauty turned me blind
I now need to open my eyes
my ears must hear the byes
Byes coming from your message
though it hurts like estrange
Monday, October 25, 2010
The show provided me an insight of the thoughts on what is the thought of an average Indian, how the youth is reacting to it and so on. There were many questions that were raised and seemed to be unanswered from the perspective of Corruption and Indian Society. Some of the Burning Questions that need to be answered can be -
- Would avg. Indian stop paying Bribes to get the work done??
- Would we still bid for Asiad 2019 and wait for another corruption case?? as it was highlighted that corruption inquiry on Asiad 1982 is still on (I guess Kirti Azad highlighted that)
- When would we start focusing on the Games rather than promoting the corruption?? as Vishal highlighted that the success and glory of out athletes is lost in the shades of corruption and irregularities.
- Would Privatization help in reducing corruption?? I doubt that we will get an affirmative answer because Emmar MGF - the renowned builders from Private sector failed to provide the world class Games Village. Moreover the bids process would bring in more chances for those who want to use corruption tool, it would open another avenue for those who want kick back from the perspective of clearing orders and sign papers to clear files.....
- Should Politics get involved with games and sports?? as if it is not today!!!!
- Should we as the citizens join hands to fight against corruption and stand in unison to say NO to bribes and kickbacks? I doubt on this side as "We do not have patience to wait for things to turn our way and we want to get work done even if we have to pay from our nose to the Public Servants.
We need to now rise to the occasion and ensure that the Politicians whom we elect are made Accountable for their acts and be held responsible for any irregularity in the area of their performance. We need to realize that the root cause of Corruption lies in the COLONIAL MENTALITY that we have. The Colonial Mentality of thinking that those who rule the country are Powerful. We need to come out of the shades of our Colonial Mentality and Realize that those who rule the country are not powerful, but its our power that we have vested in them to turn the tables for our good. The Political Leaders need to be made to realize that the Power lies in the hands of Citizens and not in the hands of those sitting at the power centers or running the government. They must realize the real meaning of the word "Public Servant".
Another thing that I had a discussion on with the "Think Tank" as invited on the show, though on a lighter node, but if taken seriously can lead to drastic change in the entire scenario. The main points that we discussed were -
- Government needs to decide on legalizing the Bribe or Commission that is charged by the Public Servants. What I mean by this is similar to the Tatkal Passport Scheme where you pay a premium for issuance or renewal of Passport, the other areas should also have similar schemes. The premium rates should be decided in a fashion that the money that exchanges hands illegally today fills in the Government Coffers.
- Stop paying those DAs to the Public Servant, rather link them to the performance bonuses and to the yearly pay hikes and promotions. Pay them the commission as proportionate to the amount of work done by them. Penalties may also be considered for those who create pile of a file on their desks or for those who create endless loop for the "Aam aadmi or common man".
- Anybody who denies to pay bribe and thus opposes corruption, but still succeeds to get his work clearance / completed from the Office of Public Servants must share his views and experiences with others. I PAID BRIBE is one such wonderful startup by an ex-government employee (incidentally he was on the show too).
Thursday, September 30, 2010
- Please look back at the period before 1992, did the issue ever was there for a common man?
- Does the Communal / Religious Sentiment attached would help you earn your livelihood?
- Would the Anti-Social acts like post Dec 1992 or Godhra incident, help create a better Socio-Economic case?
- With the country already fighting for its Pride due to shameful incidents preceding CWG, would it be right for us to question the legitimacy of Judicial System for being Biased to a specific community?
Who will be benefited if there would be communal disturbance?
- Would you as a common man will be benefited or would be at loss?
- Where are those Leaders who had lead the Dec 1992 incident? How many of them are still standing tall as Public figures?
Friday, September 24, 2010
I guess it would be the easiest solution to follow the golden rule of 80-20, where you create reservation for the forward classes for upto 20% and rest 80% can be left for the SC/ST, OBC and other minority classes. I guess that would also solve the problem of reservation quota division and the breach of the Cap that is there on reservations. I don't think that the forward classes would have any issues with the overall division as forward classes as is do not have much problem with this reservation stuff (I hope so)....
And the benefit, you would get atleast 20% cream and when you open the rest 80% for competition and merit criteria among backward classes, I am sure that they would also generate positive results to give more creame-de-soupe.
and yeah if you want to relate to the whole story board below, please do read - "Now, bovine 'flood' to hit Delhi on Oct 3 - The Times of India http://t.co/Dy0Rx7P". The case where the Jat community in Haryana and Punjab are planning to use cattle to block the roads to Delhi and Cut the essential supplies. They have even gone forward, procured tickets to the game venues to use the game venues as their protest stage and bring their vows to the international media. now is that not a shameful act??
So what is shameful in that right? Wouldn't you feel ashamed is your kid starts taking issues at home to his school or around in the community? And what is it their plight and what are their demands? Something that is the worst things that most of us around would like to see - "Reservation under OBC (other Backword Classes).
Reservations, something that was envisaged to bridge the gap between backward classes to the level normal citizen's case. Something that was planned for initial 20 years from the time India got Independence from British Rule. But what has happened even after those 20 years got over? The Ghost of Reservation still haunts us. We saw a Big Mass movement in 1984 / 1985 time thanks to Mr. VP Singh then to have fueled it. But now what is the need of reservations? nothing on the economic or community upliftment, it is more Politically Driven Case of Vote Bank.
Shouldn't government now take a straight forward step to Abolish the Caste Based Reservation Systems and draft something on Merit Based? if they still want to go forward with supporting Classes who are economically not well, then the Reservations should be more based on Economical conditions of the Families... And the Government should know that this information can be well referred from the Census and the Income Tax records.
Monday, July 26, 2010
“Nature abhors a vacuum, but why do most people hasten to fill in the blanks with garbage?” Vanna Bonta
“Rumors are rumors because they are not true.” Author unknown
“Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.” Will Rogers
“Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mind.” Author unknown
“Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed” Erica Jong
“Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.” George Eliot
“Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell.” ~Shana Alexander
“The biggest liar in the world is 'They Say'.” ~Douglas Malloch
“This is a rumor-filled society, and if people want to sit around and talk about whom I've dated, then I'd say they have a lot of spare time and should consider other topics... or masturbation.” Johnny Depp
“Never make negative comments or spread rumors about anyone. It depreciates their reputation AND yours.” Brian Koslow
“I think the hardest part about being a teenager is dealing with other teenagers - the criticism and the ridicule, the gossip and rumors.” Beverly Mitchell
“A mind conscious of innocence laughs at the lies of rumor.” Latin Proverb
“False rumors die of their own stench.” - Paul Chatfield (a/k/a Horace Smith)
“Nine-tenths of the world is entertained by scandalous rumors, which are never dissected until they are dead and, when pricked, collapse like an empty bladder.” - Horace Greeley
“Rumor is a vagrant without a home, and lives upon what it can pick up.” - Henry Wheeler Shaw (used pseudonyms Josh Billings and Uncle Esek)
“Rumor is like bees; the more you fight them the more you don't get rid of them.” - Henry Wheeler Shaw (used pseudonyms Josh Billings and Uncle Esek)
“The tale-bearer and the tale-hearer should be both hanged up, back to back, one by the tongue, the other by the ear.” - Bishop Robert South
“What some invent the rest enlarge.” - Jonathan Swift, Journal of a Modern Lady
“A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.” --John Tudor
“No sword bites so fiercly as an evil tongue.” --Sir Philip Sidney
“To harken to evil conversation is the road to wickedness.” --Anonymous
“We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.” --Cato the Elder
“Never tell evil of a man, if you do not know it for certainty, and if you know it for a certainty, then ask yourself, 'Why should I tell it?'”--Johann K. Lavater
Friday, June 25, 2010
गर जुदाई में मोहब्बत का दर्द शामिल ना हो
गर झुकी इन पलकों में हया का डेरा न हो
क्या कहूँ में ऐ मेरे मौला
गर ज़िन्दगी में जूनून का असर ना हो
गर जुल्फों में उनकी मेरा आसरा न हो
गर नज़रों में उनकी मेरी तस्वीर ना हो
कि ये मोहब्बत नहीं मेरा पागलपन है
गर मुझपर उनकी नज़र-ए-इनायत ना हो
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The whole change in schedule has simply rejuvenated my energy levels and has helped me complete things that have been pending for say ages.
The crux of the whole stuff is, if I just would have been able to maintain the disciplined regime in my schedules, I guess things would have been taken care off in time and I would have been in much better a state of affairs aka not bothered with long list of things to do / pending things. I really thank my mind and body to talk to me and get me up to the speed.
My request to you - if you think your mind / body is trying to communicate to you listen to them....adjust to the schedule they are hinting at, and trust me you would Rediscover yourself....with raising energy levels
Saturday, May 29, 2010
O' my Sweetheart
How to get you back
Friday, May 21, 2010
Well, please consider to help me understand the consideration emanating out of the consideration thought provided you consider to consider the consideration to understand the consideration given above
Saturday, May 15, 2010
One thing that I would like highlight is to ensure that we have 4 to 5 liters of water per day (at the minimum) and the day should start with half a liter of water rather than the bed tea or coffee. I have been doing this from almost the time I remember it. Get up in the morning and have half a liter of water, move around the house doing sundry things for next 20 to 30 minutes (do not start your daily chorus or exercises) and then start the daily chorus, freshen up and all. It is very important to NOT have anything like tea or coffee in that period. The water that you intake cleans up your stomach and intestinal region.
Another thing that I followed is to shift to liquid diet when I have a feeling that I might have a fever or may be stomach irregularity or other ailment. Indeed our body does give us the indications and we just need to know when the body is telling us. A shift from regular food to Liquid diet helps control the ailment.
More importantly it in wise to know how much calories to intake and how much proteins. It depends on the BMI like for someone weighing 115 pounds, 35 years of age, 5'11" height exercising daily for 30 mins, and to maintain the given weight, nutritional balance required is - 249 grams of carbohydrates, 65.7 grams of fat, and 99.6 grams of protein per day for 2174 calories.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
All I could see were drops of dew
The tears in your eyes
Made my heart melt as ice
When I looked at your face
All I could see was divine grace
The shine on your temple
The Smile that was ample
Your words were like an art
Made a canvas in my heart
What followed was the sequence
That just broke through my defense
Here from my heart, I confess to you
The feeling for me is not new
Let me say it aloud too
My Sweetheart, I Love You too
Take this case of a friend who told me that her best friend from childhood confided in him that She loves him. As per his he was floored for she was one of the best gals around and whom he knew. They to talk a lot whenever they used to be free, used to spend time around together. And then she was supposed to be going for some family reunion or like that, though her family knew him and as her Boyfriend, she told him not to make frequent calls and that she would rather call. He accommodated with her wish and accepted it as part of life where if he gets tied up with something, she would also understand. Poor he, didn't know it doesn't work this way and it actually didn't work out that way. Her Love was coming between his love and his career. His career started getting beaten up for he was not able to meet timelines due to more focus on pleasing her. Guess what, she dumped him, why?? for he could not balance between his work life and love life - Good for nothing....
Another case, but this time of a girl whom I knew. She was madly in love with a guy, who apparently proposed her. They were going around pretty well. The guy was possessive and she accommodated with that too. She was so madly in love. He expected her to tell him about her entire day's events like what she did, where she went, whom she met and spoke etc etc, she used to pretty well cope up with the expectations, but day by day the expectations started increasing, his expectations raised to the level of demand and then to the level of commanding the movements of the sweet little girl. Guess what?? Break-up
But was that love??? I guess not. Love in my opinion is boundary less. It is not trying to bind someone with heavy expectations or within a frame / image that we have about that person. Love is something that is a state of selflessness, where as what we see around is selfishness. Love the way it is described as today seems to me as more of infatuation with a Physical form turning out into lust with time.
Love is not gaining, but love is giving. Love is not telling someone to sacrifice, but sacrificing on own. Love is the losing yourself to the presence of your loved one and nothing else, whether s/he is physically present or in your thoughts. Love is the state where heart and mind work in unison and the result is a sweet smile that floats on its own.
Love is not a give and take it is a feeling that reels on its own whether you get something or not.
Monday, April 19, 2010
जा उसके आगोश में उसका दीदार कर
उसकी साँसों के तरन्नुम में खो कर
अपने इश्क का इज़हार कर
गर ना हो एतबार अपने लबों पर
अपनी आँखों से तू बयान कर
गर गिला हो कोई तो खुदा से अर्ज़ कर
मिलेगा तुझे भी सनम इंतज़ार कर
कि है क्या मज़ा उस दीदार में
जिसकी नज़्म ना लिखी हो इंतज़ार में
हर लफ्ज़ जिसका लिखा हो तेरे आंसुओं से
हर कतरा जिसका सींचा हो तेरे लहू से
कि गर सनम का नाम लिखा हो शाम पर
कहता यही है फ़कीर - इंतज़ार कर इंतज़ार कर
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I had the news of DIG probe order, but then an FIR launched under Sections 435 (lighting fire to cause damage) and 285 (causing disturbance in any public place) is something very much a way to Divert Public Attention and an Attempt to Gain Public Sympathy. Who knows that tomorrow they might slap Section 307 - Attempt to Murder on some one who might be identified as the culprit. Yeah certainly when Section 435 (lighting fire to cause damage) can be slapped, there is high possibility to gain more sympathy for the so called leader. The leader who spent money on parks and statues and wore money garland, and yeah spent lavish money to celebrate b'day.
Sounds funny, but it is the case where the Governance and Public Welfare has been mocked, poverty is ever increasing, but the Leader is busy trying to evade all the public property for one's own welfare. One of the biggest Shame to the world's biggest Democracy......
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Though confused, but yes I am determined that we need to save trees, we need to save forests and we need to save the wild animals that have their habitat in the wild woods. You must be thinking WHY? Well lets go through the following points to answer this Why -
- Trees and forests are the source of clean air and most important is they are the source of oxygen that we thrive on.
- Trees are the source that help us conserve the fertile soil and the water
- Trees are the source of Food (don't we all love fruits?)
- Trees are the source of Fuel (Dry wood) (Fossil Fuel - Oil etc)
- Trees make forests that are habitat of the wild animals and these wild animals over ages would turn to be the source of Fossil Fuel for future generations (as is at the rate we are using the current resources, we would drain out all the oil in say next 100 or 200 years)
Do you want to join me in this initiative? Do you want to create a wave?????
So do I hear a Yes from you all who read this?
तिरंगे की कहानी का अम्बार था
कि सोचा बहुत कैसे कहूँ
लेकिन दर्द ऐसा है कब तक सहूँ
हुआ कुछ यूँ कि तिरंगा मिला सपने में
कहानी थी उसकी इतनी सर्द
ना थी उसमें हद्द
अब कैसे सहूँ में ये दर्द
तिरंगा खुश होता गर
उसे शहीद पर चढ़ाया जाए
उसे लाल किले कि प्राचीर पर फहराया जाए
उसे आजादी का परचम बनाया जाए
तिरंगा दुखी है क्योंकि
उसे भ्रष्ट नेताओं पर लहराया जाता है
उसे गुंडे बदमाशों कि गाडी पर पाया जाता है
उसे सरे आम बेईज्ज़त किया जाता है
कहना है तिरंगे का कुछ यूँ
कि उसे हर घर पर लहराना है
उसे हमारे दिलों में बस जाना है
उसे जात पात से परे जाना है
चाह है उसकी उस पुष्प सी
कि उस पथ पर दें उसको फहरा
मातृभूमि की सेवा में
जिस पथ चले वीर अनेक
आखिरी कुछ पंक्तियाँ श्री माखनलाल चतुर्वेदी कि कविता - "पुष्प की अभिलाषा" से प्रेरित हैं|
Monday, March 8, 2010
आज हम बात करते हैं स्त्रियों को काबिल बनाने कि, किन्तु कभी ये सोचा है कि वे खुद कितनी काबिलियत रखती हैं?
मैं आज के दौर में आदमी / मर्द के दर्द को कुछ इस तरह व्यक्त करूँगा -
बेचारा मर्द क्या करे इस ज़माने में
गर औरत पर हाथ उठाए तो जालिम
गर पिट जाए तो बुजदिल
गर औरत को गैर के साथ देख कर लड़े तो शक्की
गर देख कर भी चुप रह जाए तो बे-गैरत
गर घर से बहार रहे तो आवारा
गर घर में बैठे तो नाकारा
बच्चों को डांटे मारे तो ज़ालिम
न डाटें तो लापरवाह
गर औरत को नौकरी से रोके तो झक्की
गर औरत को नौकरी करने दे तो जोरू का गुलाम
अरे आखिर ये करे तो क्या करे
हालात यूँ कहिये कि दर्द है पर बयां नहीं कर सकता
गर बयां कर दे तो मर्द नहीं रह सकता
Sunday, March 7, 2010
हर ख़ुशी है लोगों के दमन में
पर एक हंसी के लिए वक़्त नहीं .
दिन रात दौड़ती दुनिया में
ज़िन्दगी के लिए ही वक़्त नहीं
माँ कि लोरी का एहसास तो है
पर माँ को माँ कहने का वक़्त नहीं
सारे रिश्तों को तो हम मार चुके
अब उन्हें दफ़नाने का भी वक़्त नहीं
सारे नाम मोबाइल में हैं
पर दोस्ती के लए वक़्त नहीं
गैरों कि क्या बात करें
जब अपनों के लिए ही वक़्त नहीं
आँखों में है नींद बड़ी
पर सोने का वक़्त नहीं
दिल है ग़मों से भरा हुआ
पर रोने का भी वक़्त नहीं
पैसों कि दौड़ में ऐसे दौड़े
कि थकने का भी वक़्त नहीं
पराये एहसासों कि क्या कद्र करें
जब अपने सपनो के लिए ही वक़्त नहीं
तू ही बता ऐ ज़िन्दगी
इस ज़िन्दगी का क्या होगा
कि हर पल मरने वालों को
जीने के लिए भी वक़्त नहीं.......
Monday, March 1, 2010
I want you to take a look at : Shivendra suspended for 3 matches, team appeals against it
I saw the incident during the match and then repeated footage also, I find it a genuine case of what a hockey player would call it as - An Accidental incident. I think Read read a little too much in the whole issue and went a little too harsh on the case. There if we see the whole footage time and again, we will find that it was an effort on part of Shivendra Singh to run faster and in the effort he picked up the stick in both hands. Yes that's a natural reaction in the momentum of the game. I am saying so because I myself had been a hockey player. If a player wants to run faster than the opponent to reach the ball, it is natural instinct to hold the stick in both hands so a to avoid toppling over one's own stick.
I guess Read needs to be sent for some good Hockey Coaching Classes
Friday, February 26, 2010
I mean I find is ridiculous for the price hike as announced by Maruti and Hyundai with Midnight Feb 26 itself as this is nothing but fooling the customer. If the hiked Customs duty would not be effective for next one month or so, then why the automakers are increasing the rates immediately? what is the urgency in that?? Its not like that they are incurring losses even as of now, then why this dirty trick???
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
When the midnight struck today, I happen to receive an email forward that turned out to be a nicely drafted mail / letter to a Common Shiv Sainik from Mumbai / Maharashtra. The letter went from highlighting the way the Marathi Manoos concept has been mistreated by Shiv Sena to the level of misleading the sentiments of a common Maharashtrian. Salute to the author who wrote such a thought provoking letter. Hope it reaches the expected destination and brings some sanity in the minds where required.
The letter certainly made me think on the front of the plight of Mumbai in Particular. The plight of Mumbai is not just the North Indians, but the heavy influx of migrants from across India. This influx is coupled because of the Lack of Space, Infrastructure and availability of the Basic facilities for the Common Man. We do see a lot of development happening off late, but again not as good as other cities. Certainly it is for the lack of political focus and lack of responsibility towards own city. I would like to see the movement “Marathi Manoos” turning to betterment of Mumbai, we need to make a movement “Aamchi Mumbai” to particularly focus towards upliftment of the living standards in Mumbai. The “Aamchi Mumbai movement needs to address following concerns -
- The political influence of certain builder lobby has grown so big that when the state govt seeks sanctions for development of Mumbai’s Infrastructure the Central Govt. seeks cut down on Urban Land Ceiling Act and giving more land to builders. Mangroves are being reclaimed and the wildlife that used to thrive on these is getting extinct. We need to work on this side.
- Encroachment of public land is another problem that needs to be addressed. Such encroachments lead to occupancy by migrants on lands earmarked for parks or may be parking or say something similar. Off recently I heard that one such piece of land was given to the builder to develop residential space in place of the hutments and also some real expensive apartments will be constructed there. That means the builder will use say around 30% of land to build residential complex for the hutment dwellers, 50% land for the apartments and rest 20% will be open space for park or something like that. However the original plan for the community park at that land went to I guess waste basket and the BMC officials seems to have got paid for throwing away the original plan. This is just one off case, there are many such cases.
- Growing number of Footpath / Traffic Signal Hawkers, leading chaos on traffic signal and at times turning nightmare for the drivers. The Occupancy of Footpath by these illegal sellers forces pedestrians on roads and thus creates a traffic hazard.
- Illegal Migrants from other countries obtain fake Ration Cards and other required papers to be the citizens of Mumbai and thus Citizens of India. In certain cases it is the influence of Shiv Sena leaders that works in favor of these illegal migrants (Cases have been recorded in Chembur and allied areas in Mumbai)
These are some of the major things that hit my mind at this hr of the night. There are many other areas that I am sure need more focus from the Mumbiites. I guess if Shiv Sena would focus on the constructive way for development of Mumbai, it would be in much better a situation rather than the current way its dealing with and projecting the issues as.
The high influx of people to Mumbai must be checked and that is for sure as otherwise there would be no space left in Mumbai to even drive a cycle. But we surely don’t need a destructive way to fall in pits and lose the shine of “Aamchi Mumbai”.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I want you to take a look at: Rare wild cats caught on camera
This is really News to cheer about, with the endangered species still being traced, I guess we all need to join hands and work towards ensuring a Safe Heaven for these Wild Cats. After all they are Our National Pride...
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I was aghast to actually see the reaction going this far and that sent me on an introspection of Indian Societies ties with Racism. I was astonished at the result that was in front of me when I sought answer to the question - Are We the Indians Racist? The answer was a BIG YES. YES we are racists, racists of highest order. Racist to the tune of being mad after Fair Color. Why, you don't agree??? Well check this out -
- The first criteria for marriage in so called decent and well to do families (सभ्रांत परिवार as we call them in Hindi) - The girl needs to be fair (लड़की गोरी होनी चाहिए)
- Girls are mad after fairness creams - they want to look fair to look attractive and as if that was not enough, now there are fairness cream for men too....funny
- We are mad for Whites and we consider Blacks below dignity
- Our influential political leaders make their bread and butter on the name of Religion, Caste, Creed and Race.
- What happened in Mumbai for the way it has been publicized tht Mumbai is for Marathi Manus (Marathi People) is one of the biggest example of racism
- The issue of Telangana is another clear sight of Racism, though there are other issues involved in it
I mean it is seriously a BIG Joke when I see this hue and cry on Racism and our political leaders speak so loud about the way we need to react to the issue of Racism. However, in my opinion, the first and foremost thing to be tackled is to change the mindset of general public (the aam janta or the Mango People) towards the way they practice Racism in their daily lives.
I mean the two really Wonderful examples of tackling Racism is - Oprah Winfrey - Tommy Hilfiger case and the British Airways Case. In the former case, Oprah Winfrey openly asked Tommy Hilfiger about his racist comment on designing cloths for whites and not for the blacks, asians etc, to which he said yes he did make that remark and Oprah Winfrey told him to leave her show immediately. In the case of British Airways, a White Woman created hue and cry to be seated next to a Black Man, to which the reaction by the Crew was to shift the Black Man to First Class stating that it was ridiculous that he is seated to someone so ridiculous.
When today I am writing this post, the old saying "दिया तले अँधियारा" (Its always Dark Below the Lamp) is echoing in my mind. Yes - before making hue and cry and before Reacting to any racism stuff, we need to look at ourselves and we need to first change ourselves...else I don't think we have any right to call others as racism
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Another Article and another set of mixed responses on Banning or Blocking Pornography – “Urgent need to ban porn websites: Chief Justice of India”.I sort of Agree with what CJI has opined for. If people say that there are ways to circumvent the ban, they are forgetting that there are ways to plug the loops that people might use to circumvent them. Technology today helps us banning and blocking anything that we want to ban and block. My question to those opposing it is - if you are accessing porn on a regular basis, aren't you habituated to it?? Porn is something that in a way might be related to this country and as I have already pointed out in another comment regarding the amendment to Indian IT Act, stiff resistance would be faced for banning and blocking these sites. There have been arguments that have poured in that the parents need to take ownership to ensure that their kids do not have access to porn sites. Well yes there are many tools for this matter including Net Nanny and other similar products that may be bought and subscribed for to be deployed on one's computer for blocking the porn / hate etc. But would someone come ahead and tell me on how many parents in India are technology and net savvy??? Bestowing only them with this responsibility (certainly they would be responsible for their kids any which ways)would mean regular counseling for them regarding this and to ensure that they are made acquainted to the issue of Pornography on the net. This will directly lead to more friction between the teenage kids and parents as kids would see it as another disciplinary control by parents. I would say the community needs to come out with a more comprehensive and better thought on this by way of evaluating the pros and cons of various steps / controls that can be put to effect.
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Just happened to read the Article “ - Govt can’t ban porn websites for obscenity
I was more shocked than surprised. Though this sort of inaction can very much be expected from the Govt, we certainly could not accept it. When the Indian IT Act amendments were being discussed and the amendment to the act were being looked at in 2008, it was a strong feeling and the Cyber Security Professionals were of the idea that the amendments would be making law bit more stringent in nature. Its exact reverse of what had been expected. I had numerous discussions with the various Cyber Security Professionals and Cyber Law experts and each one of them was expecting a drastic change in the way issue of Porn sites is dealt with. It was opined that the Govt would empower Cyber Tribunal or similar organization and convert it as a watch dog to govern the display, access and transmission of Porn material. Alas, it didn’t happen. Govt more so has cleared itself off from the responsibility on this front. Amendments to the section 69A are something that certainly have weakened the power as it was earlier identified for it. Moreover with assigning the power to block the Porn sites has been granted to the Courts and that too if a petition is filed in the Court for jurisdiction. Apparently, the govt has indirectly let Porn be prevalent in the Cyber Society, without giving a thought that this very porn is at times the cause to create nuisance in the society and leading to molestations, child abuses etc. Yeah it would be countered that how can we create the correlation between the two things. Incidentally some bright mind came up with a pretty Creative Thought – “May be Government Machinery and Think Tank would have thought as to when the Country has Given KAMASUTRA to the world, how can we stop Porn that is nothing but an extension to KAMASUTRA. They might have thought that if they block / ban porn in cyber world, the cyber community might come up with an argument that similar things are depicted as Artifacts and Artistic at various temples in Khajuraho.” Well may be, who knows.
But all said and done, don’t we think that too much of Porn is circulating around on the net and is unnecessarily leading to the situation of unrest and creating an atmosphere that would affect law and order negatively?
I am unable to understand as to Why govt can’t Enforce a Blanket Block at ISP Gateway levels? I guess rather than going with an approach of Law and Order, the Govt. can simply go ahead with issuing a notification to the ISPs to go ahead and Block all the Porn Sites right at the ISP Gateway Level itself. I don't understand what is stopping the Govt. from doing that? or do we take it this way that the Govt. machinery is pretty happy to let Pornography be prevalent till it affects the Public Order???
There are Countries where a Country level Proxy is set-up and that blocks all the Porn sites from being accessed. An argument may come up that the countries where this sort of set-up has been deployed are smaller countries with lesser Internet traffic, where in case of India the traffic is humungous to be managed by a central Proxy. So, let me clarify that I am not saying so. What my point is – If the Govt. wants to really act in this direction, it can instruct the ISPs to deploy measures at their levels to ensure that porn sites are completely Blocked out. Govt may also conduct periodic surprise audits of the ISPs to this effect and ensure that the directive as published is well followed by the ISPs.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010
- If we would look at the distribution of Who's Who in the Corporate World, we will find that out of Top Ten Corporate Houses in Mumbai almost all are from non-marathi sect. They are either Parsis, Gujaratis, or Rajasthanis but they are certainly not Marathis....... They indeed are मुम्बईकर (Mumbaiite).
- If we look at the Majority of Food Joints, specifically popular snack / coffee houses, most of them we would find are from Kannadigas / Shettys or Iranis. They are not Marathi for sure, but yes they are मुम्बईकर (Mumbaiite).
- Go to the the grocery shop next door, 60% of them are operated by Non-Marathis, but yeah they all are मुम्बईकर (Mumbaiite).
As if the death of innocents couple years ago when Railway Entrance Exam was conducted in Mumbai was not enough for them to learn, they went out and over this time to even Drag the Martyrs of 26/11 in this Controversial Dog War. WHAT A SHAME!!!!! Indeed they (both sides included) must understand that the overall effort was a join effort by both Marathi and non Marathi Speaking Sons of this Great Country India. But hell no each side went on to make a statement for their own men and in the twist just created a mess out of nothing.
I was thinking would it be a good Idea to Convert Mumbai to a Union Territory with Governers Rule and no State legislative Assembly there. Move the Capital of Maharashtra to Pune and resolve the problem. But somehow if that would be done, I guess there would be more resistance and there might even be bloodshed there. More over the idiocy might spill over to the rest of Maharashtra....who knows.....Politicians stoop to any level for their political mileage
1:29AM Feb 4, 2010
Just read an interesting article on Rediff - "An open letter to Balasaheb from a Marathi Manoos" Indeed, The State of Maharashtra means the Great Nation.....something that was Shivaji's Dream, but seems some hardliners are just spoiling the name. Maratha is one clan the warrior clan from that region and thus Maharashtra just does not restrict to existence of Maratha or Marathi Manus......I guess Bala Thackrey needs to acknowledge this loud and clear before messing with Mumbai