Showing posts from October, 2011

Paying tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru


Today is 30th October. Two weeks from now we will see Indian English media, print and TV both, head over heels with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru singing hymns of praise in fond memories of our "Chacha"! Of the tales how that great man built a nation with his immense intellect and charm...Yes, all the usual yada-yada-yada that they telecast every year. I remember seeing friends wearing those "Nehru" caps & jackets in school and making a fashion statement. Now that I am a grown up and have had enough opportunity to read about Nerhu and his life with intricate details, I am no more remorseful of the fact that my parents never bought me that cap!(Jacket was expensive for our middle class family anyway) Quite the contrary actually, had I ever had that cap, it would have made me very sad today. And following is why. (If you hoped for another ballad commemorating Mr. Nehru, it should serve you as a stark reminder that you are not up to speed with our nation Bharat…

Yellow Journalism by Wall Street Journal in India Real Time series.

Hi Friends,

So far it was my firm belief that US based media houses are free of any political kowtowing. I believed they may have their partisan views but they would NEVER indulge in intentionally misleading and completely wrong reporting of events that are of vital importance. The kind of reporting which is widespread in India, which we call "paid media" reporting, which has never been successfully challenged in the court of law so far. One of the worst flavour of such reporting is where media houses blatantly quote leaders of party with the words they never mentioned, in complete disregard of journalism ethics. (In case u wonder about the publishing laws, following laws is not what professional Indian journalists are exactly too worried about)

WSJ(Wall Street Journal) has proved me wrong. WSJ's reporter Ms. Jyoti Malhotra has written a piece called How Advani’s Yatra Is Undermining the BJP and also published the same article in Hindi(Click here for Hindi version)

She q…

Congress Corporator pressurizes to incldue illegal Bangladeshi residents name in voters list!

From Ahmedabad.

Dani-Limda area corporator Inaayat Husain Saiyad of Congress party has been booked by the area Police for assaulting Govt Staffer. According to reports, Mr. Saiyad and another Congress worker physically attacked the Govt. staff for refusing to add names of illegal Bangladeshi residents residing near Chandola lake into the voter's list.

A state-wide voter's list improvement program is underway keeping in view of upcoming 2012 state assembly elections. As part of that program, work was being carried out on 16th of October near Chandola lake in N.V. Patel High School. Mr. Inaayat Husain Saiyad of Congress party arrived along with another Congress worker at the school. Out of several Govt staffers present, he insisted to Mr. A.M. Mevani, a senior clark, to include the names of Bangladeshi illegal immigrants in the neighborhood in the official voter's list. Mr. Mevani's refusal to entertain such request was met with physical attack on him and his cell phon…

Economic times editor in the doc


Its been a while we discussed some of the current affairs topic. Today I want to talk about recent attack on Mr. Prashant Bhushan, a member of Team Anna and a Supreme Court lawyer by some youth identifying themselves as members of Sri Ram Sena. Economic times published an editorial which talks about such "attacks on democracy". Sure, there is no denial no one should take law in to his/her own hands. However what I wonder is, did this same editor raise his voice earlier? This is certainly not the first so called 'attack' on our democracy. I wrote the following comment on the article which was dis-approved by the editor and obviously not published. It seems from the editor's article that only wrongdoings of individuals/social organizations can be classified as an 'attack'. Govt of India herself is exempt from being on the list of such 'attacker' despite crossing the line on many counts.

Amazed at the narrow-mindedness of editor of Econ…

Epic sign-board!

Wonderful way of reaching out to callous "Bharatiya"

Kapil Sibal part-2

Here are some funny pictures! Enjoy (Real pictures clicked in Bharat)

Outside a cinema hall....

In New Delhi....

Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir( J& K) Omar Abdullah's secret of staying warm in icy Kashmir winters :).....Mr. CM blocked deshdaaz on twitter for posting this :)