August 26, 2010

      We have seen great and well planned jewellery and diamond thefts in Bollywood and Hollywood movies like doom,ocean's 11.On August 23 rd a Jewellery exhibition in Mumbai witnessed such a theft by a gang of three Mexican men and a Venezuelan woman,who picked up and  fled with a box of 1800 diamonds worth 6.6 crores.

         The group landed  mumbai on august 17th from different regions of South America.The group had to plan for a week to target the jewellery stall  owned by Israeli company Dalumi....while the men gained the attention of the lone salesperson ,the woman picked up the box of diamonds without getting noticed.

       While  the salesperson  found that a box of diamond is missing ,the gang boarded flight to Dubai.The police arrived and checked security cameras which showed the thief performing their act.Immediately police informed the Interpol and the the gang was arrested on landing at Dubai.It was found that the gang had swallowed a few diamonds and a few hidden in their jackets..........The theifs have been flown back to India and the police had recovered 1600 diamonds of 1800.

   So a sensational script for a bollywood thriller.........lets  wait for the movie.... 

August 18, 2010

       A no-ball in a cricket match between India and Sri lanka gaining such a national importance ..the incident was shown as flash news and played throughout news channels ...i really had laugh at great cricketers and officials commenting on news channels on the incident...thats India and its cricket fans.As per news and what we saw Sehwag was denied his century by the Kumar-Suraj after suraj Randic balled a noball when india needed one run to win and sewag needed one run for century....the scorers and umpire declared that india won with the noball and sewag is still at 99.So is it right why cant be the total 7 runs scored in the ball added to score board. let us look at the laws......

Law 24 (No ball)

Runs  from a No ball

The one run penalty for a No ball shall be scored as a No ball extra. If other penalty runs have been awarded to either side, these shall be scored as in Law 42.17 (Penalty runs). Any runs completed by the batsmen or a boundary allowance shall be credited to the striker if the ball has been struck by the bat; otherwise they also shall be scored as No ball extras.

The law clearly says that any runs completed by the batsman, or a boundary, off a no ball shall be credited to the striker.Sehwag Hit a sixer. His score – unless the scorer is a fool – should have been 105*. So thats the truth....

Lets see the other lets hope that if Randiv bowled a noball and sewag was stumped or run out by sangakara what will be the result ....sewag out and india still need a run to win ......So, if his dismissal off a no ball counts, why were the runs he scored off that no ball not counted to his name?

This is not to state an excuse to what sangakkara or randiv did but just stating the game by rules .....Yes Lankans have done this to Sachin in Cuttuck when he was 99*....................

But Indian Media should stop being childish ....and making sensational news out of nothing...

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The Great Indian caste system

A country which proudly records to be the largest democracy in the world …..India has a unique constitution written especially to accompany and cope with its very unique diversity. The nation is multilingual, multicultural and multi-religious with a diverse geography from Jammu to Kanyakumari. Even though many Indians after Independence thought that a Nation which has mutually exclusive people with their distinct cultures and beliefs would always downplay India’s dream to become one of the developed Nations. We have shown the world how united Indians are and rose as one of the top developing nations in the world. But even after celebrating 64th Independence Day...We Indians have not stopped discriminating each other in name of caste and religion.

India had earlier banned discrimination and untouchability in name of caste…but recently political parties are roaring to undergo a caste based census. Indian Government recently decided that it’s time for dividing and counting people based on their caste.

In India caste system has prevailed from ancient times. But then caste system was usually based on the job each group of people were assigned to perform. For example Brahmin’s performed rituals in Temples, while the Kshatriya’s were destined to be warriors for their country. But with India developing time has changed ….now the warriors or soldiers of Indian army are not from a particular caste …now the job each person is completely based on his skills and education. Even ministers and MP’s are from different castes as today each caste have a political party representing them. The government has now started reservation for backward classes in Education / employment. It’s good for the nation in one way as the poor and underprivileged get a chance to shine with the nation but what happens is the people who are skilled or talented for a job/education loss their opportunity to shine with the nation. Let us look on the reservations in IIT …last year an IIT had to dismiss 5 students who got admission through reservation as they lacked basic knowledge and skills to be in IIT’s.

The main cause of discrimination in name of caste and touch ability which still prevails in some parts of India is illiteracy. India’s education system lacks the depth to reach the poor and underprivileged people who are placed in villages. Rather than doing things to provide a more universal education system …the politicians are trying to use this caste inequality for political gains. More than a caste based census India needs a census that covers details of income and assets of each citizen…and reservations should be truly based on assets/income and not caste.How many of you know that there is a caste named AJATH ( no caste) in India with more than 400 members.We even dont know how many castes are their in india .....if ever we count down the castes it means we are divding India.

The recent cry for caste based census is truly under political influence. With more regional parties in alliance with UPA government …they have asked for caste based census as most of the regional parties are powered by caste. Every political party is considering each scheme sanctioned for the people just as a tool towards success in next election. The politicians are looking for the DIVIDE AND RULE POLICY that the British did in India.

Yes, the government argues that caste based census would help in reaching out for the poor and underprivileged people in the nation. But with more reservations and benefits for lower caste people don’t be surprised to see people just jumping from higher caste to lower caste eying the benefits. (This is not new I know many friends who have changed Gods Just for financial benefits).In India, democracy has become a flexible tool that can be twisted as needed by political parties….For common people the definition of democracy “for the people ,of the people ,by the people” has changed to “ for the rich ,of the rich, by the rich”.

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