Wednesday, 31 December 2008

I love UPA!!

Another great path-breaking decision
Another piece taken from the same article 'The Home Minister also announced that a round the clock information gathering and sharing centre on terrorism has come into effect from Wednesday.

'So finally we have something where we will gather and share information. How about analysing them and taking them to a logical conclusion as well??

I hope now this Govt will clear the Gujarat Govt's Coastal Security plan which it has sumbited in 2005 itself

Friday, 26 December 2008

One Month After

Its a month after the strike first began on Taj and other places in Mumbai. While i have keenly followed all the related news items on most of the channels and news papers i realized that the rhetoric is getting better and better with 'lots of effect'. Our Indian Govt has been so keen to forward that they have been working on all fronts.

They had to let go our original Home Minister. (I have very fond memories of his being the LS Speaker when the JMM was bribed in voting for Govt). While people will say it was long over due but Mr. Patil always ensured that he appears in his neatly pressed suits after every blast and offer assuring words 'hum pakad rahe hain hum pakdenege' It was a small count that we had 20 odd blasts in last 4 years and 7-8 blasts in 2008 itself before Mumbai happened. Unfortunately in Mumbai this time 'richer' people had to feel the fear which was so far designed only for children of lesser Gods. It was normal to get blasted in Bangalore or Rajasthan or other places which were in areas not frequented by 'rich' and 'mighty'. 'Fortunately' this time the gun shots were live on cameras. And Mr HM was keen to appear on television and to assure us that he is in control and still up even at 2 a.m. in the morning and he is sending NSG to bring the situation back to normal. Govt was keen to fix accountability and even Mr. 'chhote' patil had change of heart and resigned. He was disappointed that he could not show the same bravado which he had shown when the Bihari boy was shot. Not to be left behind Mr. Terror Tour operator also resigned to achieve the political Balance.

Govt was not satisfied with this people taking accountability and resigning. They even went on to reduce the number of policemen engaged in VVIP security so that the commoners can be provided better security. So now only 14100 policemen in delhi are engaged in providing VVIP security as against 14200 earlier.

They are even considering better managed 'live' television footage and wants to clear them during crises so that citizens should see only what they should.

They were also keen on taking Pak to the task and 'stepped up' the deplomatic pressure. We got a chance to host lot of US Senior govt officials which still continues. Pak relented and asked for proof. Our External affairs minister went ahead and told everyone that they have given the proof ten times. Surely it was getting bounced everytime so our Govt had to 'resend' everytime.

We identified another 20 from the earlier 20 and made the list 40 strong of people whom India wants back. We envy these 40 people's life in Pak and want them to come to India and so that they can tell us how they afford such a beautiful life.

We enacted tough terror law which makes confessions made in front of Magistrate valid not in front of Police.

We went and told everyone about the Pak role in attacks and demanded action from everyone. Even 'Big Daddy' became unhappy with Pak and demanded action.

Meanwhile there was yet another blast in Lahore which everyone in Pak blamed it on India (finally the Indian govt has 'taken' revenge) and put four 'indians' behind bar. But alas even this blast was claimed by someone else.

And now finally Pak has promised no legal help unless citizenship is proved. So now our Govt is focused on fixing this citizenship issue.

Its a good one month of great progress!

Disclaimer: if this blog sounds confusing with many glaring omissions and unsuccessfully tries to mix humor thats just in line with our response to 26/11

Edited on 26th : India has told the US, Iran and Pak's key allies China and Saudi that they need to use their clout to pressurize Pak into acting against Mumbai carnage perpetrators. ... :-))

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Tough times ahead for doctors!!

Bihar govt is using something innovative and trying to locate position of doctors through a special chip in mobile phones

Highly innovative to curb the absentism in govt docs. but how effective that will be .. what are the possible ways to workaround this handicap
1. always keep these mobile phones in Govt hospital or clinic and employee on person to answer the calls and then call you back to tell you who has called.
2. loose the mobile very conveniently in toilets, baths, on bus seats, in Autos .. .
3. Its on BSNL network so blaming un-availability on BSNL will be very easy and convenient
4. As the dust settles everyone will forget about these mobiles
5. switch it off and say you had to as you were in operation theatre.

MMS how good is he as PM

To respond to the blog Is Dr Manmohan Singh Really A Puppet PM?


here is what some of 'sister concerns of BJP' do... may be they are not in places like mumbai .. go through this link and see something that they do .. i have a first hand account of some of these schools will welcome any similar link for 'sister concerns of Cong'

Another one ' a well known name of Rajeev Gandhi Foundation'. Claim to fame .. in 1991 - 92 budget the FM of GOI allocated 100cr for this foundation which is privately held with Govt Of India does not have any control .. you can read it through on the 1991-92 budget of subsequent debates.. i could not get the exact link but here is the debate portion of it

dikhawe pe mat jao!!

I recently came across this blog and excellant subsequent discussion but what i thought was fairly subjective and probably a bit one sided

As I kept on reading the article as well as the comments I realized there are lot of correct arguments and lot of playing with words. While i have not got a chance to vote yet and not too sure where do I stand. While it is appalling and frustrating the way BJP tries to impose itself on Hindus I do not buy to lot of strong words attributed to them.
Lot of things were started by Cong Govts like India’s foray into telecom I do not consider telecom to be truly started by Cong folks (it started only when villages also started getting it) and just because Manmohan and Chidambaram have good college degrees they do not qualify to be the leaders. We all tend to forget that its the PM who backs the FM and it was Narsimha Rao who backed (It comes from political will) Manmohan to start the wheel rolling in 1991. As Mr. Rao does not have correct surname for a Cong PM his achievements were downplayed. Chidambaram is probably just the right guy right place to be really talked as the MAN but if look closely two recent economic downturns in India he was the presiding FM on both. Young leaders of Cong?? All of them are super-imposed on the scene, hardly anyone coming through the ranks. Someone like Mayawati even if she is not the most honest politician (the recent controversy on her birthday targets and killing of PWD engineer enforces this view), she has come through the ranks and can make you believe that if you take a plunge in politics even u have a chance to reach up, not if you see the Cong young leaders names. At present they are just stamps of their family’s legacy. i may be more inclined to vote for a Mayawati than any of them. I still admire the way she has moved up.

Contrast the ‘youngies’ for Cong with ‘youngies’ of BJP. You do not see all son's and daughters of all BJP leaders making beeline for their family legacy or being super imposed. Economy… i have my own doubts if Cong really made any effort on them .. you can sample economic parameters so see how the current govt has faired (or failed) on most of them .. (vs previous Govt).

Innovation .. its not a pipedream but takes years before your institutions start delivering on innovation .. Example look at US universities .. our Unis are still lot younger compared to them.

Atrocities and Violence, 1992 or Gujrat can not be explained and BJP was needed to be banned for them, with their leaders tried in court (which unfortunately never happened), but Cong has done far heinous crimes and walked away. We need to condemn the brutal killing of father and two young boys in Orisa but also should be ready to debate the conversion issue because then it will show up that in the name of conversion we are getting illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and making them rightful citizens (check how the demographic details of some of the districts West Bengal and Assam has changed to open your eyes) as real conversion is far less than it is shouted for and it should remain a personal choice but then we shy away from it. As for father and son killing probably has some links with the recent history (around 100 yrs) of kandhmal to see that most likely it was not against conversion but is a fight between two communities (or castes), which is still going on and people are still getting killed. The killing was 'converted' as for conversion to hide the core issue

Cong is trying to open centres for Aligarh Muslim University in different parts of country and probably have given a budget allocation for this as well. What beats my mind is, why of AMU only .. is this the best university we have got in our country, is this the most professional one, why not Centres of IISc .. or JNU .. or Delhi University .. i thought those are our best universities .. why not even BHU .. which is often compared with AMU (just because of its name) but in reality its far more professionally run and offers better education ... but then even to get funds BHU had to open a campus in the name of Rajiv Gandhi (not in the name of its founder or Bhabha .. or Bhatnagar who are its alumni)

NHDP a dream project of the previous as well as present Govt, It Is again leading to lopsided growth (which was the hallmark of all the growth that has happened in first 40 years of Cong rule) while some of the Cong favoured states are in 5-6 phase of NHDP states like bihar are struggling even to complete phase II.We had an excellent Prez in the name of Kalam (i still keep a copy of his Ignited Minds). Now our current Prez is trying to open an IIT in Amarawati (where is it btw and why Prez is thinking of Amrawati only) (probably will not happen thanks to Ahluwalia (a real good brain)). Do we really believe that Nuclear Deal was hatched in last four years?? Do you believe in the portrayed benefits? Yes we have ended our isolation on this, but then it will generate energy? Not sure. Germany and NZ meet bulk of their energy requirements from 're-useable' sources (read sunlight .. hydro .. ) why not we focus on doing that rather then rooting for something which is a potential health hazard as well as would be very very costly.

Its like Sprite. 'dikhawe pe mat jao apni akal lagao'

First of unsung!!

Starting a blog for myself... a place for all the crappy ideas that i keep getting ... to reflect my anger my anguish my pain when i feel like shouting at my work on roads on jampacked trains but can not as that would be 'politically incorrect' ...

Caution : this blog will not be a sas bahu soap opera, it will also not be the 'objective view' on anything, this blog will not be a 'politically correct one', this blog will not be propagating any political view and will not try to be humorous. This blog will be full of my crappy rotten ideas which often get further muddied with my 'educated' but 'idol' mind. They are mine and 'any attempt to make you feel offended' is purely co-incidental and un-intentional.