I get a sinister pleasure when i hear that some one thumbed their noses at the media and the media did not have any answers. Well that what the boys in blue did today in reponse to the “news” that there was a rift between the captain and Sehwag. Well its nothing similar to what has been written in this blog, but wat the heck, am happy.
All the best, Team.
Original Article : Dhoni slams ‘false and irresponsible’ Indian media
Rubbishing all talk of a rift between himself and Virender Sehwag , India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday came out with his entire squad, including support staff, for the pre-match press conference in Nottingham ahead of the team’s World T20 opener against Bangladesh, and lashed out at a “false and irresponsible” Indian media.
Dhoni said: “This message is for the people of India and Indian cricket fans from worldwide who care for the whole team. That’s why we are all here.
“As we prepare for the T20 World Cup, we are a unified team. The team spirit is as good as it has ever been, with each individual supporting each other both on and off the field.
“Recent reports in the Indian media of a rift between myself and Sehwag amounts to nothing but false and irresponsible media.
“Our fans and supporters can take confidence from the wonderful unity that continues to exist in the team.
“We thank our fans for this continued support and look forward to entertaining you during this tournament which we go into well-prepared, unified as Team India and confident.
Finished, Dhoni and the entire squad stormed out of the conference, leaving the Indian media miffed.
The media immediately lodged a complaint with the ICC’s Communications Officer Sami-ul-Hasan, saying that since it is an ICC event it is mandatory for the captain or a team member to address the media ahead of a match.
Hassan agreed, saying ICC rules are certainly in place, but it has no control over how teams conduct their briefing.
OriginalArticle : Wonderful unity continues to exist in the team: Dhoni
And, to make sure his words are not concocted, a copy of his address was distributed to the gathering before he and the entire squad and support staff stormed out.
Here’s the copy:
If you are one of them who believes that the US President Mr. Obama is the messiah of the world and had sat through the whole night watching his swearing in ceremony, then god bless you.
I really dont understand what he means by the “Muslim world” , is he referring to the Ummah?? Does he believe in the ummah by any chance? May be he does. Also is there a “Hindu world” , “Christian world” and so on? If not then how did he come up with a “Muslim world”? The ummah is what the terrorists are harping upon, and by using the words “Muslim world” he is actually playing into their hands. If he really wants to help them , he should be helping individual countries rather than generalizing? Why does he paint the a whole religious community with the same stroke of brush?
Original Article : Obama’s Muslim comment sparks row
“If you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we would be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,” Obama told French television station Canal Plus on Monday, as he prepared for his landmark five-day trip to Egypt and Saudi Arabia, in an effort to bridge the chasm between America and the Islamic world.
His speech reminds me of the famous statement by our own PM ” Muslims have the first right to Indians resources”.
Original Article : America is not at war with Islam, asserts Obama
“My father came from a Muslim family; I know civilization’s debt to Islam,” he said, striking an instant chord with the audience.
The US President said: “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Let there be no doubt that Islam is part of America.”
Looks like the new ‘secular’ government has received a gift from the US of A. They have issued a travel warning to our country because of terrorist threat’s. Looks like we are becoming like Israel where bombs and rockets are fired upon very often. The differencce between them and us being that we are poorer, our bureaucracy stinks , and we are inept of handling terrorism.
Original Article : Panicky US issues advisory against travelling to India
“The United States Mission in India wishes to urgently remind all U.S. citizens resident in or traveling to India that there is a high threat from terrorism throughout India. As terror attacks are a serious and growing threat, U.S. citizens are urged to always practice good security, including maintaining a heightened situational awareness and a low profile. Americans in India should be vigilant at all times and monitor local news reports and vary their routes and times in carrying out daily activities. Americans should consider the level of security present when visiting public places, including religious sites, or choosing hotels, restaurants, entertainment and recreation venues. ,” says the US state department website.”
Also India “fear’s” more attacks from the LeT, so lets stay home like cowards, while they come and kill the citizens of our country. Or infact we can actually pay jizya to pakistan so that we are under the security of the LeT and other terrorist organisations.
Original Article : LeT terror head roams free, India fears more hits
Seven months since the November 26 Mumbai terror attacks and barely two days after Pakistan freed its mastermind and Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed, there are intelligence reports of another possible attack on India.
Reports suggest that unlike the inputs ahead of the November 26 attack, the intelligence this time around is a lot more specific and points directly to the Lashkar-e-Toiba.
There goes religious tolerance down the drain. I STILL think religions can co-exist, still do.
Original Article : BSP MP’s visit to temple invites ire of clerics
A newly-elected BSP MP, who visited a temple after winning Lok Sabha election, on Tuesday faced the ire of Muslim clerics who termed his act as “unislamic”.
But Kadir Rana, the MP from Muzaffarnagar, said he had done nothing against the Islamic law.
Reacting sharply to Rana’s visit, clerics of the leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband said the MP had violated the Shariat Law.
“Rana’s action was against the Shariat Law, which says a Muslim cannot offer prayer to anyone except the Allah,” seminary’s Deputy Chancellor Maulana Abdul Khalik said.
Similar views were expressed by Maulana Mohammad Sufiyan Kasmi, a member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, and Mufti Mohammad Arif and Mufti Zulfikar, both local clerics.
Rana, during a victory procession after the Lok Sabha poll results were out on May 16, had visited a temple Muzaffarnagar.
Now that Pakistan has freed 26/11 accused Hafiz Saeed, its just a matter of time before he can plot another attack on the Indian soil. Actually he can use Qasab again, we are not keen on persecuting him anyway,and he has got the experience of waging jihad on India. Also the judge who acquitted Hafiz has said that “it was not binding under Pakistani laws to implement UN Security Council resolutions”. Infact its not binding on Pakistan to follow anything apart from the shariah law, we all know that.
Original Article: Pak frees 26/11 accused Hafiz Saeed
Pakistani authorities have freed detained Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the leader of Lashkar-e-Toiba front Jamaat-ud-Dawa from house arrest in his house in eastern Pakistan on Tuesday. The release was ordered by the Lahore High Court.
Saeed had been put under house arrest on Thursday December 11, 1008 following international hue and cry over the JuD’s involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks of 26 November 2008.
In December 2008, the UN Security Council had listed the group as a front for LeT. Saeed’s home in Johar Town area of Lahore was declared a “sub-jail”.
Saeed’s associates freed too
Well, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi thinks so, and also feels that the west is preoccupying India and Pakistan with each other so that the muslim bomb is not exploded on them.
Original Article : ‘Pak is told to target the Muslim bomb against India’
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi believes that the United States and Israel are creating sharp differences between India and Pakistan, so that the latter could not target its ‘Muslim bomb’ against the West.
“The Pakistanis are told that their enemy is the Hindu, not the Jew or Christian, and therefore their bomb should be directed towards them, the Pakistanis’ immediate enemy, and not anyone else,” he wrote in The Washington Times.
Similarly, the Indians are led to believe their real enemy is Pakistan and that the Pakistani bomb was directed toward them rather than the Israelis or Americans, Gadhafi said in an opinion piece published last week.
“This policy aims to preoccupy Pakistan with India and India with Pakistan. Perhaps this is why America has not been willing to contribute to solving the Kashmiri problem, whereas the Israelis will try to always keep it flammable,” he said.
Gadhafi pointed out that if Islamic extremists affiliated to al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden took over the government in Pakistan, “the key to the nuclear bomb would be in their hands. This has created the Pakistani quagmire for the Americans and Israelis.”
To address this potentially dangerous situation, they have attempted to further drive a wedge of hostility between Pakistan and neighbouring India,” Gadhafi said. “Truly, the Pakistani nuclear bomb is a Muslim bomb,” he wrote in his piece.
“On the other hand, if political parties such as the Pakistan People’s Party or even the army ruled, things would be relatively safe because they presumably constitute responsible institutions. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that they can form sustainable governments,” he said.
Observing that there can be no Pakistan without Islam, as Islam was the basis for its separation from India, he said, “Islam for the Pakistanis is not a question of faith only but also a question of identity.”
Pakistan, he argued, is witnessing dramatic changes because of its complex demographic structure. Socially, it is composed of various ethnicities and fierce tribes — bordering Afghanistan — that have no loyalty to either Pakistan or to Afghanistan, Gadhafi observed
“Pakistan faces challenges even within its region. It is threatened by the Shiaite Muslim state of Iran and the Hindu India. This is the reason behind the formation of violent Muslim groups affiliated with the fierce tribes in Afghanistan as well as with the al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden,” he said.
Its a clear and undeniable fact that dissidence can be stopped only by economic empowerment and not by brute force. You cannot remove dissent by giving “special status” to the area and its people and make them look like not being a part of us. Give Kashmir inclusive growth , inclusive economic and political reforms and very soon we can see them boot the militancy out of their state. I do believe that Kashmir is not talibanised and they don’t want to wage jihad on India. What they want is to live their life like the rest of the Indian populace. Article 370 I guess is surely not the right step forward. What it does, is make them believe that they are not a part of India. And when they are not a part of India, they would obviously retaliate when Indian army camps in their back yard and shove guns on their faces.
Having an army control the dissent is similar to the situation in Sri Lanka. They might have quelled the military resistance by the LTTE, but to be certain that armed resistance does not raise its head again, Sri Lanka has to begin an inclusive political solution. It has to make sure that the Tamils are not treated as second class citizens. Else it wont be long before another Prabhakaran takes up the gun against the government.
Below is an article in dawn which makes a happy reading. Dont be surprised when you read “Indian Administered Kashmir, instead of just Kashmir :-). And yes the Indian media might not have this anywhere because for them Kashmir is news only when terrorists strike or when the the army perpetuates the so called “human rights violations”. Other wise The map of India which the Indian media refers does not have J&K , just like North East does not exist in it.
Original Article : Ebbing violence booms IT in Indian Administered Kashmir
SRINAGAR: Providing sleeping facilities might be seen as good management practice at your average, round-the-clock call centre, but in Indian administered Kashmir it has the advantage of preventing workers getting shot.
Opened in 2004, Access Infrastructure was born of a period of relative peace in a region where at least 47,000 people have been killed since an armed insurgency against Indian rule began 20 years ago.
With people like Janardana Swamy, i guess we need not loose hope about the country going to dogs. An IIT-B alumini and an ex-employee of Sun microsystems did what most of us would shudder to think of. He wuit his high paying job in the Us and returned to India to set things right. He contested the elections on the BJP ticket and won. No, he is not the son of a politician. All the best Mr. Swamy, hope you will be a role model to all youngsters in India.
Original Article : Karnataka’s swades man.
Chitradurga MP Janardana Swamy, who gave up a top Sun Microsystems job in the US to come back to India, wants the country to become so self-reliant that Americans will soon be coming here for a living
Walking to school from Kallihatti, a remote village in the sun-scorched district of Chitradurga, Janardana Swamy dreamed of impossible things.
His father, a school teacher, walked by his side, telling him inspiring stories. Neither had imagined the dimunitive boy would head a two-billion-dollar business one da
Janardana Swamy grew up as a bright student, and went on to study engineering. He did his master’s at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore.
He was recognised as a brilliant worker, and soon after he started working, rose to the position of chief engineer at Sun Micro Systems in the US. But the fairytale didn’t end there.
Earlier this year, he put in his papers and returned to India. He contested elections from Chitradurga and won, much to the surprise of politicians who had written off his chances.
No, am not getting into a debate on this one, this is new to me and I havent done any research on it yet to be able to talk about it. But it makes interesting read and makes you wonder, a lot of things. Would be great to know if anyone has heard about this and have any links to get more information.
Aritcle Source : The Nine Unknown Men
The Nine Unknown Men
According to occult lore, the Nine Unknown Men are a two millennia-old secret society founded by the Indian Emperor Asoka 273 BC. The legend of The Nine Unknown Men goes back to the time of the Emperor Asoka, who was the grandson of Chandragupta. Ambitious like his ancestor whose achievements he was anxious to complete, he conquered the region of Kalinga which lay between what is now Calcutta and Madras. The Kalingans resisted and lost 100,000 men in the battle. At the sight of this massacre Asoka was overcome and resolved to follow the path of non-violence.
He converted to Buddhism after the massacre, the Emperor founded the society of the Nine to preserve and develop knowledge that would be dangerous to humanity if it fell into the wrong hands. It is said that the Emperor Asoka once aware of the horrors of war, wished to forbid men ever to put their intelligence to evil uses. During his reign natural science, past and present, was vowed to secrecy. Henceforward, and for the next 2,000 years, all researches, ranging from the structure of matter to the techniques employed in collective psychology, were to be hidden behind the mystical mask of a people commonly believed to be exclusively concerned with ecstasy and supernatural phenomena. Asoka founded the most powerful secret society on earth: that of the Nine Unknown Men.
One can imagine the extraordinary importance of secret knowledge in the hands of nine men benefiting directly from experiments, studies and documents accumulated over a period of more than 2,000 years. What can have been the aim of these men? Not to allow methods of destruction to fall into the hands of unqualified persons and to pursue knowledge which would benefit mankind. Their numbers would be renewed by co-option, so as to preserve the secrecy of techniques handed down from ancient times.
Each of the Nine is supposedly responsible for guarding and improving a single book. These books each deal with a different branch of potentially hazardous knowledge. Traditionally, the books are said to cover the following subjects:
We love to gloat about the great king Akbar, but are we sure that what we have studied in our “History” books is actually the truth or is it just a Story. I am a firm believer that history is written by the victors, so what we read most of the time as history surely has been tweaked in such a way as to promote some one or some ideology. Indian history is one of the best example of it.(ever heared of the Aryan Invasion Theory )
It has been agreed upon that Akbar was far more humane in his dealings with hindus, than the other Mughal rulers and other Islamic rulers in India. But when you read through the article you would be left wondering…. If this his how a “just” and “good” ruler treated hindus, what would be the state of affairs when the barbaric ones like Aurangzeb, were at the helm.
Below is the excerpts from an article about the not so great Akbar. Is shows the other side of history as it is taught in Indian schools.
Original Article : Akbar, The Great – A Tyrannical Monarch
History of India has witnessed innumerable invasions by hoards of armed marauders coming in from the west, perhaps attracted to the riches and wealth India then possessed. Apart from looting of wealth and destruction of property, the ‘aliens’ who remained, who committed grave atrocities against the local populace, and themselves, wallowing in immoral and unethical behaviour; except for one, it is said, Akbar.
Humayun, the son of Babar, was even more degenerate and cruel than his father. After repeated battles, Humayum captured his elder brother Kamran and subjected the latter to brutal torture. A detailed account is left by Humayun’s servant Jauhar and is quoted by Smith (p.20), which says, ” .. (Humayun) had little concerns for his brother’s sufferings .. One of the men was sitting on Kamran’s knees. He was pulled out of the tent and a lancet was thrust into his eyes .. Some lemon juice and salt was put into his eyes .. After sometime he was put on horseback.” One can imagine the cruelty and torture that Humayun was capable of inflicting on others when he subjected to his own brother to such atrocities. Humayun was also a slave to opium habit, engaged in excessive alcohol consumption and a lecherous degenarate when it came to women (Shelat, p.27). He is also known to have married a 14 year old Hamida Begum by force.