Friday, April 22, 2011

Where is India's head??!!

We may proudly sing our national anthem aloud but its losing significance as 'kashmir' is being eaten up not only by pakistan and china, but even by western websites!!

 I found the distorted map of india in HP website which did not even bother to include the disputed status. I actually thought of posting the pictures from HP and other international websites. But there is not point in doing so as all of the international website seems to be against India. Untill ABV was the prime minister, Indians had some hope in this issue but the present government seems to be least interested in protecting the valley. Even though the army chief had reported about the extensive chinese presence in PoK, the union government is sleeping on this issue. It has mentioned that it knew about the chinese domination but did not do anytime to stop it. Now the government is very busy derailing the jan lok pal bill and covering up all the scams. they will rake up this issue only during the next assembly elections.
But i never expected the most trusted website, Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia to do the same. here are some pictures from Wikipedia.

Wikipedia showing Pok as a part of Pakistan and Aksai Chin as a part of China.

Wikipedia showing Pok as a disputed area in Indian map.

Why international websites??....a government itself had posted this map in one of its official websites. it was also reported in deccan chronicle.
How can the Indian government support the illegal occupation of other countries??.... does it not amount to showing disrespect to the Indian constitution?? 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Can we follow Guatemala's policy??

Follow Guatemala's presidential election policy!!Do you know one this one thing for which Guatemala is know for??The relatives of the prime minister can't be elected as a prime minister.This is a vibrant policy which must be adopted in the Indian constitution as well.relatives of prime minister have to be barred from contesting the polls. There is every possibility that the relatives of the pm in power will make use of his name to win the polls effortlessly.the more serious reason is that every citizen of india must be given a chance to be elected and standing against the relative of a prime minister would be like trying to find a small iron pin lost in the would also be a great threat to that person. Let us not forget that the candidate will also learn all the techniques from his father or mother who was the pm on how to make money without being caught.of course experience counts!!... Had this law been incorporated during the formation of the Indian government our political history would have been more constructive and liberal.... We would have no indira gandhi or rajiv gandhi and sonia and rahul world not be dreaming about acquiring the pm chair.i know that sonia was supposed to become the pm but she made mammohan the pm as she was opposed by other parties due to her foreign origin. Indian dynastic politics has become a personal affair. It has made politics out of reach for the common man and it has become something 'affordable' only to the rich and the influential. If a poor man wins a seat,do you think he is the one who takes care of the administration??certainly not. A person need to be experienced,mature,smart as well as educated to rule the country. The person who does not possess these qualities will just act as a puppet and will faithfully resign when his original controller gets him into any trouble. I dont find it strange when maharashtra cm resigned immediately when he was caught though my description of a poor man doesn't suit him. But this can also explore a possibility of the rich and the educated to be exploited by the party. This also shows why karnataka cm did not resign when he was caught in scams.he was the boss in karnataka politics and the central bjp leadership did not have any power to ask him to resign as he was the one who mainly built bjp in karnataka along with others. He was not a puppet. He was not someone who was sent by the leadership to stand for election. He only stood as cm by his own choice. You also cannot ask someone like Tamil Nadu cm to resign. Even if he does,he will install a puppet and control him. But maha cm cannot do this as i assume that he himself must have been a puppet of the cong leadership. Getting back to the subject of the dynasty politics, an elite impression was built upon the nehru-gandhi family and no one could raise their hands against them.if she had launched the blue star operation at this time,she would have been thrown out of the seat by all the citizens of india who would have backed the sikhs. But at that time something like dictatorship was unleashed which might have forced her body guards to assassinate her. But i am just recalling that incident. If i comment anything against that family,i know that i will invite trouble and mainly i dont not have much knowledge about this episode and whatever i mentioned is hypothetical and god knows what would be the reaction of the ppl during turbulent times in the would have been a true test to the unity of the nation which is threatened frequently by politicians. I remember many old people telling me that indira was a dictator during the emergency but Thanks to the high impression that ppl have upon the indira gandhi family, no one can err their ways. But remember that these ppl do not have anything to do with the mahatma since they share the same surname. Even the bofors scam could not dent rajiv's image deeply. Journalist gurumurthy had listed out how rajiv had benefitted from all the scams but people will develop sympathy for him as he is not alive. Then why don't they be sympathetic towards Hitler,who built his country well and ensured its promotion as a global superpower.but that cannot happen as hitler,though was a great builder of his country's infrastructure,failed miserably as a human being. His atrocities against jews cannot be forgotten.but in case of rajiv,people worship him as a great prime minister. So its almost impossible to penetrate into the nehru's fort. Even a brahmos missile cannot break his fort due to strong feelings about him transferred from the text books to the  students!!....was nehru the only lover of children??...or was he the only person who publicly exhibited the love for children??...i feel patriots like bhagat singh and chandashekar azad deserved more importance than nehru!!..they gave up their lives for india but nehru only gave up the northern region to china and pakistan for his chair...whatever happens, i don't want to be condemned for writing this. I cant rule that out since his family is in power!! i have told before,congress will support arundati's anti India speech but not my anti nehru speech. i cant say its anti nehru as I am only speaking the truth and what i felt.after all its just my opinion,thats all!!There are lot of freedom fighters after whom we can name various projects and i don't find any reason why rajiv and indira are always chosen to be named after. i hope that the real heroes who ensured India's independence will get their due credit!! netaji subash chandra bose had told that he would give us freedom and he was progressing very well with his Indian National Army [INA] but unfortunately he died in a plane crash. if he was alive then probably he would have become the prime minister and would have ensured a more dynamic future for india. but we have to wake up atleast now!! recently the democracy emerged victorious with anna hazare's fast but i hope that india will emerge victorious with better politicians in the future


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The historian Herodotus (484 – ca. 425 BCE), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca. 305 – 240 BCE) at the Museum of Alexandria, made early lists of seven wonders but their writings have not survived, except as references. The seven wonders included:

Great Pyramid of Giza

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus

Colossus of rhodes

Lighthouse of Alexandria


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mockery Of faith

Mockery of faith

I know that the people have faith in different things.but the way the people exhibit their faith is interesting,but at times, its disgusting. But the most sinful of all is the mockery of faith by people for their personal convenience But at times we pardon such people as they do it to feed themselves with basic amenities like food and shelter.but that doesn't mean that we must encourage them. But whats irritating is the people's perception of their ''magical powers''!! In the first place i would like to discuss about the people begging at the signals wearing god's symbols and carrying some powerful deity's pictures and idols. No one knows whether they are genuine worshippers or just part time businessmen,but we do put them a small amount of money if they look very needy. But what about fat people begging?my friends put cash to a fat guy begging near my college.when i asked them,they said that he would curse us and that he was also looking very strange. Today when i was eating with my friend at a road side eatery, a middle aged guy with long hair dressed in rags came near us and started abusing our whole family with the choicest of the foul words available at the local slum bazaar. If it was a student,he would have been given nicely by everyone,but this guy was looking very poor. If he had just came begging i would have given him my spare change but i did not like his style of begging. I saw that he went near every person and did the same thing. They immediately gave him money. I did not understand this strange concept. If i ask some of my school friends who hailed from a local village, they would have definitely given me an explanation. But as far as i don't ignore the local customs even after being aware about it,i am fine!! This is nothing!! These people are not physically harming us. But what about the hijras at the signal who exploit every autorikshaw passenger who refuse them ten bucks!!they do some mischief even after giving them money. My friends used to tell that when they curse,it would materialize.but i did not believe in it.but initially i felt uneasy when they scolded us. There is nothing wrong when we give them some money on humanitarian grounds but they should not misuse the fear people have on them and harass the people. We also see people wearing sacred identities of gods and beg on the streets. Its simply the mockery of faith in the grassroot level.they are misusing the faith people have in them and because of them,few genuine worshipers are looked down.they are also few indications to be followed by the devotees of all the gods and these people don't adhere by those standards and they insult the faith by doing so....
Hence, we must discourage these people who are also responsible for the exploitation of young kids. generally such people hire new born babies for Rs100 a day and beg with them at the signals. i heard that these babies are not fed and made to undergo a lot of difficulties. its time to adopt a rationalistic approach towards these kinds of things to move forward.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

IPL::The Emotional Twist!!

"I have seen EPL,but whats IPL??" a foreigner would ask. But the answer is that....IPL is an cricket remake of EPL!...not bad....
Its just a collection of teams named after different places with the combination of different players from around the world!!.....
But the people tend to give IPL an regional-istic it correct? my answer would be no.because the team members consists of players from all over the world and they have just named the team after a particular place. that doesn't mean that the people can insult a team for the region it represents!!.... generally the players just play for money without any emotional attachment with their team. but this is not same on the case of their fans.
accordingly,IPL is  more than cricket!!
Its an healthy replacement to TV soaps!! denying!...
usually people watch TV soaps or news during their leisure they have started watching IPL.Thats something we need to appreciate .......

but now, IPL has hit the headlines for Modi and Tharoor controversies.Nobody must have expected this!!
But the people have realized that its just a business.... but its a late realization.Cricket seems to be a better business than film making. You dont have to spend much time and no risks are involved. the returns are guaranteed for your investments.
The emotional twist

though the fans know that its just a business, they tend to build an emotional attachment with their teams. they cry for their team if it loses and celebrate its victory with a toast!! but if you visit the fan pages of these teams in social networking sites, you can see the fans of one team abusing the fans of the other team. but this doesn't end with its fans. they even abuse the people of the city/state which their IPL team represents. this is certainly an unhealthy trend. when i visited an IPL team's community in orkut, i was not impressed by the abuses hurled at my state, people and my language too. in turn,you tend to hate the city whose people abused you. regionalism which is considered to be a social evil, is being fed with porridge in the form of the IPL.
even today, you can visit one of the RCB community on orkut, where its fans use the deadliest of the words to hurt the people of their rival city. But i make it a point that, just because some hooligans abuse me, i shouldn't hate my hometown, Bangalore. we must just watch and enjoy the game. the feelings shouldn't bloom into hatred which in the long run can prove to be a bane.


Friday, April 1, 2011

Athirapally Waterfalls

Athirappally Waterfalls is located 78 kms from Kochi (Cochin), located at the entrance to Sholayar ranges, this waterfall is a popular picnic spot. Affording to the onlookers, one of the most bewitching sights, Athirappally Falls is about 80 feet high and located in the forest area. Combined with the greenery, it infuses freshness into any tired soul. The Athirapally Falls join the Chalakkudy River after plummeting a drop of 80 feet.
I took these snaps when i visited Thrissur in Kerala.

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