Thursday, October 27, 2005

Should we kill the Jews, Mr Karat?

Wipe Israel off the face of the earth, that's the call given by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the man heading Iran. Simple. Imam said so, he says.

He is a Head of a State that promises to handle its fledgling nuclear power responsibly. Waah.

And the Leftists here in India want India to back Iran as it defies the world community. Indian Communists want Iran to arm itself with warheads because both Iran and our Leftists hate America.

Hating America is fine... but a bomb in the hands of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Don't know about Israel but he might wipe his own country off the map. A nuke ain't a cracker, you crackhead.

I haven't yet heard a reaction from the Commies.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Dig Vijay Prakash Yadav

Is it a crime to carry licensed firearms?
Cops have found booze in his car, but is that crime?
Some Rs 6-7 lakhs were recovered from his car, so under what rule of law does he become a criminal?

Digvijay Singh, the Congress incharge of Bihar, on the arrest of Jamui Assembly candidate Vijai Prakash Yadav. Yadav, the RJD nominee and younger brother of central water resources minister Jai Prakash Yadav, was arrested and thrashed by the police after he was caught luring with booze and bucks and scaring voters with a rifle at a polling booth in Jamui. RJD is an ally of the Congress (or better Congress is an ally of the RJD).

Digvijay Singh is one of the most sophisticated, eloquent and sensible leaders from the Hindi belt. He's well educated and has held posts of a chief minister (Madhya Pradesh) and Central Cabinet minister. But he's obviously senile, because...

It is a crime to carry firearms on an election day, even if it is licensed. People are required to submit their licensed arms with the government. If one needs to retain a firearm, he/she needs to carry a No-Objection certificate issued by the government. Vijai Prakash did not have those papers.

It is a crime to carry large amounts of alcohol on the election day. And a candidate carrying that is more so.

It's not a crime to carry large amount of money... but Vijai Prakash's known sources of income do not allow him to carry so much money in a fleet of cars...


Saturday, October 15, 2005

PoK Marks Rediffined: Quake has strengthened Jehad

Read this Rediff gem that redifines malignant myopia among reporters and
this time it's not an alien. It's a Pakistani journalist, who visited two
camps run by jehadis and reached the conclusion. Am not saying he jumped to it,
because I don't want to jump to any.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Losing Bal-ance

Saffron or kesar or crocus sativas is supposed to have amazing medicinal values: it prevents heart disease, build-up of cholesterol, soothes membranes of the stomach and colon. And adds its taste and aroma to any dish you add this to.

The colour saffron is holy for Hindus. And so political parties who claim to fight the Hindu cause wrap themselves in saffron. The Sangh Parivar is often referred to as the saffron parivar. But the values of saffron have obviously not helped the politicos much.

The BJP is fighting a build up of bad cholestrol that's clogging its arteries. And its stomach is churning. Not a day passes when we do not see some signs of verbal diarrhoea. And no amount of soothing of membranes helps, as the next day some Uma, Pramod or Shatrughan suffers from loose emotions.

But the point of this blog is the unbearable lightness of being Bal Thackeray. The self-proclaimed Tiger is tamed by age and the current phase in his life. He loved his son Uddhav and anointed him successor, over Raj the nephew. He lost his right arm and left arm, Chhagan and Narayan, in the process.

But Tiger would hate this day in his life. Narayan is finally, finally, taking away his men from Sena. He's meeting Sonia Gandhi today with 10-11 Sena MLAs. Those 11 include Ramdas Kadam, the leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly.

Shiv Sena lost its first Leader of the Opposition in this Maha Assembly, when Rane went over to the Congress. On October 11, Sena's candidate Kadam was elected the leader of the Opposition. Today Kadam is matching his steps with Rane as he goes into the Congress fold. And once again, Sena will be looking for a leader of the Opposition.

But it won't be easy. The BJP, now weaker than ever and so across the country, would want that post. The Sena-BJP deal has been that whoever has more MLAs gets that post. With Rane taking his team out, the Sena has just 51-52 MLAs left against BJP's 54. BJP naturally would stake a claim. And a frail Sena may give in this time.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

II PM report: Ponytail on fire, blogosphere burning

Everybody accepts that blogs can be a useful tool of information. But some had doubts about how useful and exactly when. We have TV, we have internet (outside blogs), we have newspapers, magazines and what not, so where do the blogs stand in as source of first hand information?

The answer is here. This story and the stories around it that you will probably read only on blogs. It's about IIPM and its controversial claims, but you won't see them in most other media because IIPM happens to one of the biggest advertisers today.

IIPM, the B-school run by that pony-tailed Chaudhary, is the focus of a raging controversy in blogosphere. When I first read about IIPM and its claims and Jam's rip-it-apart story, I had the feeling this will be big. But this big?! Amit Verma of India Uncut has put it all together. Question of Principles.

Quake-hit Hizb ceases fire

Syed Salahuddin of the terrorist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen says the United Jehad Council, the umbrella organisation of terrorist groups operating in Jammu and Kashmir, will not execute any attack plans and instead help in rescue and relief in the quake-hit region.

Make no mistakes; he's not that humanitarian a soul. The truth is the earthquake has wiped out a large part of the terrorist infrastructure on the other side of the line of control. And his relief and rescue means rescuing the camps and giving relief to injured terrorists.

He won't accept it, but Lashkar-e-Tayyaba has. The Lashkar said yesterday that at least 100 of its militants perished in the earthquake.

AP Rediffines Kashmir Relief: Hip, hip, Hurriyat!

An AP report on Rediff says Hurriyat is the most visible help in the quake-hit areas of Kashmir. It simply rubbishes the other reports, including those from AP, by saying Indian Army isn't visible in the valley, apart from from inside the sand-bagged bunkers. Rediff, being the flagbearer of the unbiased, ran the headline. This report once again shows Western journalists airdropping in alien lands and assuming the role of a know-all expert in an instant.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Meeraculous turnaround: Bolly no good

After her movies failed to make any moolah, Meera is missing from Mumbai. She is back home making mullah's happy after making Lucky Ali's lips luckier in Kasak. She had earlier locked her lips with Ashmit Patel in Nazar. Now, she says Bollywood movies are injurious to Pakistani junta's health." Sour grapes!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Big Illa

In Chennai, you can't kiss, can't shake to a western tune, can't talk about sex, and can't wear jeans and t-shirt to an engineering college.

Parents in Delhi are threatening their kids with a new line. If they find their college-going kids not behaving, they say: "Beta behave, nahin to we will get you admission in a Chennai college."

Sunday, October 02, 2005

behen no m0re... I am your goddamn goddess

In her last five public speeches, Behen Mayawati of Bahujan Samaj asked her followers to begin paying cash with their tributes and support. She asked the bahujan samaj to not make offerings at temples, to deities they never see. Instead, she says, prople should make offerings to her, their living goddess. "Take some part out of your hard-earned mony and donate it to me," she exhorted people recently in Delhi.

She has realised that being a sister isn't rewarding enough. Being a goddess is. Besides one little dirty suffix makes that behen word the most frequently used abuse in north India.