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Why are you mourning 26/11?

Why are you mourning 26/11?

26/11 (Mumbai Attack) – Everyone is celebrating (no one is mourning or is bereaved) 26/11. Why is it so important? Why government, media, and people are so mournful about victims of 9/11? What is so different about 9/11? And how that incident was worse than what happened in Sarojni Nagar, Pahar Ganj, Surat, Hydrabad, mahipalpur and in countless other places? Why do we need to do MEMORIAL SHIT for this one incident…? We are hooked to 26/11 because that is the single incident in which collective asses of rich and famous got kicked. They felt the blow, that is why there is so much of hue and cry about 26/11. Why are we disrespecting the lives of everyone else who died in countless terror strikes, famines, train accidents, riots, and because of countless wrong decisions taken by the government? Sometimes I feel, I should be happy about what happened on 26/11 and do not give a second thought about the rich and famous who died in Taj Hotel. Millions of people are dying and countless millions suffering every single day. Let’s not be blind and fight the battle that we have to. It’s all monkey business for media, politicians, and those who were trapped in Taj Hotel on...

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US Economy in Crisis

US Economy in Crisis

Experts are divided in their opinions. They are not sure, if the ongoing economic crisis of the United States has reached its climax, or we are sitting, composed in the eye of the economic hurricane. Whatever be their opinions about the current economic condition, they are quite in agreement about what and who has disassembled the US economy. US sub-prime housing market has started pulling bricks out of the US economic foundation and banks followed suit, which resulted in loss of billions of investors’ dollars. To safeguard their remaining wealth, panic-stricken investors started pulling out their investments from the market, both domestic and global, and the result is right in front of us, the global economic...

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Responsive People, Irresponsible Media

Responsive People, Irresponsible Media

Mumbai was attacked and we all were terrorized. We saw, we lamented, and we mourned! The way things took shape and are taking shape is indeed worrying. Empty words are filling our ears, and reality terror-porn is being served. We are not just consuming, we are devouring it. Media got the footage and as usual.… Ji haan! As usual, the media houses are planning all their programs, all their moves around these invaluable assets. Numbers are getting crunched, ad rates are spiking up, and number of incoming SMSes is getting speculated. How good the business opportunity it is! All those ‘Ji haans (yes)’ and ‘Gaur se dekhiyegas (look carefully)’ are getting stuffed in the narration and everyone is doing the India TV. TV today & India today group has taken this one-step further, they have even made, we-will-not-tolerate-this announcements and formed some form of anti-terror-marketing squad to reap in profits from the present situation. Their marketing and programming team is really amazing. They know how to cash in on every accident, every terror attacks and every victim. Day before yesterday, accidently Zee News called up Sayeed Naqvi, this is different Naqvi not that lipstick-power famed one, and I am not surprised, if you don’t know him, he is not a part of your perpetual present. Don’t blame yourself, or else your entire life will be missed making list of trifle things you cared about and important things you missed. Perpetual present! So, accidently Zee News called this gentleman over the phone, to take his reactions & views (perhaps) on Condoleezza Rice’s visit to India. I am calling it accidental, because, he started showing mirror to this, illiterate, ill-informed, unimaginative, uninformed, deeply-make-uped, newsreader. Poor girl! Mr. Naqvi should have known that the priority of the media has changed; understanding of your surrounding and knowledge of things are no more required to be in media. Sir, now a days, scripts are given to read. Substance (Thinking) is out of fashion, style is in sir. I just wonder, why all the newsreader need to have such a slender built? Why none of the girls with average and above average figures makes into news reading room? Maybe they are not talented. If they had been talented, wouldn’t they have maintained their figure? And what was the result, Mr. Naqvi was cut short and disconnected. Finally things were over for the poor girl; thankfully she did not notice what was going on or else how embarrassing the situation would have been for her? Ignorance is brilliant! And how much do we care for our country is evident from the amount of SMSes we send. This act of ours, at...

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Help Delhi Maintain its Hygiene!

Help Delhi Maintain its Hygiene!

It was November morning and wintery (just on paper like everything else in India). The day was not as cold as it had to be. Regardless, I rode toward Gurgaon, feeling empowered, on my 350cc beast. The sweet sound of engine and the rustling of air through my helmet are always exciting. This is the time, when morning, even in Delhi, seems like a morning: sweet, slightly cold, soft sweet wind. Everything was perfect, I went to Gurgaon, did my work and returned within 10 minutes, indeed 2 hours of ride for a 10-minute work, the enterprise is worth praising. But to understand the fun, you should know the reason, which anyways is beside the point. What I was telling was, I was returning from Gurgaon and as usual humming some song; there is a peculiar thing about the way I sing a song, actually, I pick the music and change the lyrics and hum and even sing louder, sometimes really louder. I know, it’s embarrassing for some, sometimes even for me but at other, its sheer joy. It transcends and takes me back to the time, when I was a kid of 8-9, and during vacations, in cool breezy winter, I used to walk on the embankment. The river always was silent, listening to my humming and singing. I always knew I had little scope as a singer, and I guess even the river knew that I knew about my limitation and hence, she just stood there, silent, listening, obviously not admiring. Oops! I again straggled, the point is I was returning from Gurgaon, and just before Dhaula Kuan, at a red-light, I saw a beautiful, green, luscious (indeed it is if you see at that hour of the morning and from that spot, elsewhere…no guarantee), low-floor DTC bus. My eyes chased it and suddenly it stopped. The reason was a woman, middle edged, lower class. She had her head slightly popped out of window, I felt disgust and all my thoughts, and the feeling of rustling wind was gone. The woman was vomiting and painting the bus’s exterior with the substance she ate, before this incidence. Now, the question rises, is it that difficult to control this situation? Indeed, there are people who get motion sickness and they can’t do much about it. The question is, can’t government think about these smaller issues? How much will placing vomit bags in these buses will cost? 1 rupee or 2 each ($0.02- $0.04 each)? It’s not the question of price; it’s the question of willingness. Let me give one economic solution, which won’t cost govt. anything, but will take care of such situations., yet,...

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