Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Bomb blasts rock New Delhi, 18 killed, dozens injured

A series of five synchronised bomb blasts ripped through crowded markets in the Indian capital New Delhi on Saturday, killing at least 18 people and injuring dozens more.Police said a further three unexploded devices were found and defused, including one at India Gate, one of the country's most iconic monuments and a major tourist attraction in the heart of Delhi.
A Muslim militant outfit, Indian Mujahideen, claimed responsibility for the bombings, which were all triggered within a 45-minute period."In the name of Allah, the Indian Mujahideen has struck back again. Do whatever you want. Stop us if you can," the group said in an email sent to several media outlets minutes before the first blast at 6:30 pm (1300 GMT).
These blasts in Delhi shows that terrorist are not afraid of any of our security agencies. We should now learn to live in fear or give them a befitting reply to them. And that requires political will. The chocie is ours. How much should a common man suffer. Have we become spineless creatures and have no respect for human life. How much more loss do we have to suffer before we will start giving these terrorist a reply in their own pill. How much longer our leaders will take to WAKE UP to this danger and leave their petty politics aside and work on something concrete to fight this evil. These terrorists are no humans and as such they have no Human Rights. These terrorists should be killed. PERIOD. And for the politicians.... When people of India see that terrorists are being eliminated then they will give you VOTES (now they might listen).

Monday, July 30, 2007

DAY 40....960 hrs....57,600 mins hungry

The images are distressing. Two men lie in hospital beds surrounded by their friends. The men barely move, too weak to even sit up. Occasionally, perhaps, one of them will move his head slowly. The friends stroke their foreheads or else rub their feet.

This is a hunger-strike for the YouTube generation. The two men - Dawa Lepcha and Tenzing Gvasto Lepcha - whose protest has been posted on the popular online video site, have not eaten for 39 days. Doctors at the hospital where they lie in the remote Indian state of Sikkim say they are getting weaker each day. There are serious concerns about the functioning of the men's kidneys.
The cause that has led these two men to take this drastic action and for their friends to post this powerful video on the internet is the very land on which they and their families live. A massive hydro-electric power scheme backed by the state government, consisting of more than 20 individual projects, threatens to drive the men and their neighbours from the land close to the Teesta river in the Dzongu region of the state. Campaigners say the project is illegal and claim the authorities have failed to obtain the necessary assessment of the impact the schemes will have.
This land is not only pristine - including as it does parts of a national park on which lies the world's third- highest mountain and a biosphere reserve - but to the people of the region it is also sacred.
The two men refusing food are both Lepcha, the indigenous people who have lived on the mountains for centuries and whose name for the region, Mayel Luang, roughly translates as "paradise". Some clans believe they were created by mother nature, others that mother nature created two deities who then created the Lepcha. The massive Kangchenjunga, reaching up to 28,169 feet, is considered holy.

The government believes that the Teesta is ideal for generating electricity because the river plunges down deep gorges, dropping 13,123 feet (4,000 metres) over its initial 50 miles.
In a statement, the state government said it had initiated hydro-electricity schemes to utilise the available natural resource to attain self-reliance, in order to raise the Sikkimese people's socio-economic position and generate adequate revenue for the state.
But the Lepchas are not convinced. Sherab Lepcha, worried about the fate of his friends in the hospital, added: "If the people are driven off the land, there will be nowhere for cultivation. There will be nowhere to go."

If this is "satyagrah"...whats wrong with the nation...the nation of mahatma ...
mahatma Gandhi

First video interview with sound

Saturday, May 06, 2006

we the people

In this April the film stars in India where all in news. Be it an icon of south India cinema. He died after an illness and his grieving fans where on a rampage in Bangalore. The state infrastructure was clearly not ready for it. The police seem to be handicap in front of the mob. One was sentenced to five year in prison for hunting and killing an antelope listed as an endangered species. And still other spent some time in hospital after crash landing his bike on a Mumbai road.

One reason for extended coverage given to these events has to do with national priorities. Politics, cricket, and films are the things that excites Indians. If there was one star, however, who mad news for right reasons in April was Amir khan. He spent time with some victims of the 2002's Gujarat Riots in early April. A few days later he spoke about Sardar Sarovar Dam. His activitism may, as some critics say, have to do with a desire to generate positive publicity for himself. I believe that entertainers have a responsibility towards socity.Indeed it would be unfair to dismiss a mans view just because he is a star. Marlon Brando refused an Oscar(for godfather) as a protest against the way US was treating Polynesian Indians. Bono has his views on poverty and third world debt and he is feted, not ridiculed for it.

why must Amir khan be treated any differently ???

"ho chuki ab peer parwat si pighalni chahiye

tere seene men sahi ya mere seene sahi ho kahin bhi aag par aag jalni chahiye"

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Bombay Blasts: We Still Don't Have Answers

Three months and six days after the demolition of the Babri Masjid, 14 explosions shook India’s financial nerve centre, Mumbai, killing 257 and injuring 713 people. Thirteen years after the blasts on March 12, 1993 — India’s 9/11 equivalent — the case is nowhere near completion.

Relatives recall horror

The aftermath of the 1993 bomb blasts saw massive arrests. Mahim and Worli police stations were turned into prison camps and women, children, the old and the infirm were brought in. Several affidavits alleging torture were filed
if you have time...and even if u dont plz. just read through this page plzzzzz.


A telephone conversation recorded by Abu Hashim Azmi, now the Maharashtra president of the Samajwadi Party, is a stunning piece of evidence. The conversation between blasts accused Salim Durrani and Sunil Mane, a Mumbai Police inspector posted at the Oshiwara police station, is an indication of the nexus between the police and the underworld.

today's world need people like Azad, Bhagat, Rajguru...people like Gandhi
I still rem. the beautiful song by Lata ji
Nehru cried, they say, when she sang it in 1962. Penned by patriotic writer and singer Kavi Pradeep. Composed by : C. Ramchandra.
aye mere vatan ke logon
tum khoob laga lo naara
ye shubh din hai ham sab ka
lahara lo tiranga pyaara
par mat bhoolo seema par
veeron ne hai praan ganvaaye
kuch yaad unhein bhi kar lo -2
jo laut ke ghar na aaye -2

aye mere vatan ke logon
zara aankh mein bhar lo paani
jo shaheed hue hain unki
zara yaad karo qurbaani

jab ghayal hua himaalay
khatre mein padi aazadi
jab tak thi saans lade vo
phir apni laash bichha di
sangeen pe dhar kar maatha
so gaye amar balidaani
jo shaheed...

jab desh mein thi diwali
vo khel rahe the holi
jab ham baithe the gharon mein
vo jhel rahe the goli
the dhanya javaan vo aapane
thi dhanya vo unaki javaani
jo shaheed ...

koi sikh koi jaat maraatha
koi gurakha koi madaraasi
sarahad pe maranevaala
har veer tha bhaaratavaasi
jo khoon gira parvat par
vo khoon tha hindustaani
jo shaheed...

thi khoon se lath-path kaaya
phir bhi bandook uthaake
das-das ko ek ne maara
phir gir gaye hosh ganva ke
jab ant-samay aaya to
kah gaye ke ab marate hain
khush rahana desh ke pyaaron
ab ham to safar karate hain
kya log the vo deewane
kya log the vo abhimaani
jo shaheed...

tum bhool na jaao unko
is liye kahi ye kahaani
jo shaheed...
jay hind jay hind ki sena -2
jay hind, jay hind, jay hind