March 29, 2007

DO WE KNOW ENOUGH OF OUR PAST HISTORY ?








Few months ago,I was listening to a radio talk show by Mr.P.Sainath on India's farm crisis. He spoke at length about the famines in India during the erstwhile British Raj and how poorly they governed the famine crisis especially in Mysore and Madras regions. He quoted a book by Mike Davis which intrigued my interest in learning more about our past. A number of references in that book discussed widely about the famines and their effects on Indian farmers. About 24-29 million people had perished due to famines while the British people enjoyed feasts during that era. It was one of the worst periods in India before Independence.

Now after reading the book, i wonder how different is our present government from the erstwhile rule in handling the sucides of farmers on a large scale due to droughts and famines . Its been more than 60 years after independence and basic infrastructure is still lacking in almost all areas required for basic living .Has this has become the way of life that our rulers now even bother to uplift the downtrodden societies ?

March 23, 2007

THANK GOD !!

I KNEW THAT I DIDN'T HAVE TO DELETE MY BLOG.

JUST LIKE OUR CRICKET PLAYERS WHO DIDN'T CARE FOR TEAM INDIA, I DIDN'T CARE FOR THEM EITHER !!

GOD BLESS INDIA !!

March 17, 2007

Hello ICT !

Dear Indian Cricket team,

I hope you are all enjoying a fabulous vacation with your family in the beautiful carribean islands. Please don't care about the game or the country, just focus on scheduling trips to all the islands before returning home.After all , you icons have gotten a free trip there.

And yeah ,please be prepared for a grand entry to hall of shame when you land at Mumbai airport. I hope you would not take any back door exits out of the airport . You will be welcomed in true Indian style with chappals and brooms.

Again,don't come up with theories for your failure like the ball is round and the pitch is flat.

Rest assured,

Prabhu

PS : Should the team win the WC2007 ,I will delete this blog !!

March 12, 2007

சுகமான அனுபவம்.....

Just thought of this situation : How many of us get to read newspapers in the morning nowadays ?

In this fast paced world, most of us hardly find time to read the newspapers. I,for instance would read the news either on the web /ePaper or listen to radio during the super early drive to work or while watching TV in the evening . But the pleasure of reading newspapers has always been sacrificed.I remember those days back home when i and my family members would wait eagerly for the paper to be delivered in the morning and there would definitely be a fight as who would get to read it first. Each one of us would want their favorite news item to be read ..be it the front page or classifieds or stock market quotes or sports...

Yesterday being Sunday,i got to read the LA times.I can't explain how much i relished those couple of hours i spent on reading the news paper ஒரு வரி விடாம including the supplements,and wading thru' those fliers that came along with the paper.Adding to the excitement was reading the special coverage on World Cup Cricket on this mainstream American newsprint,while sipping bru coffee and Suryan FM being played in the background .That feeling surely was emotional for one who was away from home for a while.

Anyways,i have decided to read papers atleast once a week..அப்ப நீங்க ??

March 10, 2007

FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION !!



  • http://5thpillar.org/


    To Realise “Anti Corruption Objective”

    To get remedy for citizens particularly the common man by use of the Right to Information Act

    Curb Corruption in Government and Public Sector, both of elected representatives and officials

    Prevent Corruption in Private Sector

    Get support from other Pillars and extend support to other Pillars in fighting corruption

    Organising the “bribe-givers” against bribe

    “No bribe-Red badges” to be given to honest officials and workers

    Fight similar evils.

    To work for Stricter laws to curb corruption

    To ensure stronger action

    Make propaganda against corruption and create awareness

    Evils of Corruption – Get it included in the educational Curriculum.

    Information sharing and dissemination

    Recognition of Honest Men

    Giving HONESTY Award to Offices where every one is non-corrupt


March 07, 2007

Inspired by Bhangra ?

May be or May be not !! I Don't know !! But good to listen !





Kelly Rowland's New album (2007) :Bump like this !

Runaway by Night Party !! (RNP)

IIT grads do a Rang De in UP politics


Oh please ,Give me a break . What's the deal with these IITians contesting the elections ? All they seem to want is few pages of media glare and TV interviews for few days prior to polls. And all they do is just vanish without a trace after the elections .

Any news about the much hyped but long forgotten Lok Paritran Party ? This party by the "educated " could not even gain decent votes let alone how an another clone would fare in a BIMARU state like UP !!


GOD BLESS INDIA !!

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