0 comments Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I have always maintained that violence/anger is more-often-than-not a sign of a person's or an organization's insecurity. The terrorist organizations, VHP, Shiv Sena are more than apt examples of my theory.

Maybe they just dont believe in the Indian legal system. Why else would Shiv Sena activists vandalize the houses of the lawyers who came forward to defend Kasab? (1)

They have nothing to fear:
History has shown us on more than just one occasion that in the high profile cases the courts rule in favor of the common man's opinion ( we are a democracy after-all), remember the Jessica Lal murder case. I dont see why the Shiv Senaactivists would want to vandalize the homes of their own people.

This is a case that will get all the media attention in the world. And there is no reason why the courts would not punish Kasab, there is no chance for any lawyer to even come close to "winning " the case. The only reason why lawyer would take up this case- media attention and the free publicity. The poor lawyers are anyways getting the attention thanks to Shiv seniks ransacking their houses.

Usually, I would have supported Kasab's right to a fair trail. Actually I do so even now. But this case is an "open and shut" case. Infact the president of India should superceeded the legal proceedings and save all the time that the jury, media, public will waste on this case. 

Will write more on the case as soon as more legal aspects come out. That is if the Shiv Seniks allow the case to continue.

BTW, This is whatI picked up the title from.

4 comments Wednesday, May 14, 2008

4 comments Sunday, March 30, 2008

Much has been said/written/discussed about the controversy in question.
a number of politicians, journalists, columnists have blamed Fiona for here daughters death(1). Some, actually, believe that Fiona deserves what she got. Others believe that it is the Goan Police and politicians who should punished for Scarletts death.(1)

I agree with both.

The cops are to be blamed. It is and has been known that drugs are easily available in Goa. It is just a matter of common sense that drugs can be this easily available in a state if and only if the cops and politicians are hand in glove with the drug-mafia. The cops would have had obvious vested interest in keeping the Scarlett rape-murder under wraps and therefore they did the what they did.

Fiona IS responsible for her daughters death. (Jon Stock does not agree. Please read). I agree that Fiona was a liberal mother, she chose to give her daughter a lot more freedom than parent usually would want too. Fair enough this was Fiona's style of parenting and as there is no one right style of parenting, Fiona's style is acceptable. The fact that so many people believe that Fiona got what she deserved is that the heart-of-a-relationship between Fiona and Scarlett is quite different from that between most Indian parents and their children. even then, by no standards is leaving a 15 year old in :
1.a foreign land (India)
2. with a rather questionable reputation esp. when it comes to safety of women, drugs, rapes
3. an then, Goa which is rather infamous for its booze, drugs culture*.
acceptable.
Shouldn't the fact that policing of a region is rather ineffective make a parent even more concerned about his/her child's safety in that place?



I guess a more sensible Fiona could have avoided this situation but that does not mean that the rapists, cops are any less responsible than they would have been if the rape would have happened in any other situation whatsoever. They should very well be taken to task and be tried, suspended, fired what ever the need be.

I think negligent/naive parenting and unfortunate circumstances led to Scarletts raped, murder and bad policing led to an unfair trail and hidden evidences.




* I don't not believe that Alcohol, drugs is the root of all evil.
Nor do i believe that the people who party/drink are ameer baap ki bhigadi aulads, with no moral standards. But I do realise that alcohol can cause people to lose control and hence they might indulge in activities they would have been more cautious about, otherwise.

2 comments Saturday, March 1, 2008


1 comments Saturday, February 16, 2008

Please read this .

The article by BHAMY V. SHENOY almost entirely expresses my feelings towards all the babas esp. towards SSR.


Jai guru Dev.(this should bring a lot of hits to my post.)

0 comments Sunday, February 10, 2008

This show in question started a few months back with electing representatives from various part of the country to compete for the being the country most respected leader. This is one reality show that I genuinely enjoyed watching: the finesse with which Kaura, Dey completed each of the task assigned to them or the babu-panti which was so evident every time Abha Singh came anywhere in the focus of the camera. The best thing was this show was asking the educated strata of the society to vote for educated leaders primarily on their leadership ability.

I dint know that Lead India guys had something else in mind.

Sometime ago Dey got kicked out of the show this came as a shock to me. Then last week or the week before that Kaura got kicked out..Now this doesn’t make sense at all. I thought thought these 2 people were definitely the strongest leaders on the show.

Nanavati, Misra, on the other hand, were no where even close to decent ended up as finalists.

(The last 2 paras are my personal opinion- they do not necessarily state what the nation feels, it could just be fair that Nanavati and Misra are finalists)

I saw this advt in today mornings TOI (TOI is the main sponsor and the brains for LeadIndia "Initiative". This advt asked all people in Karnataka to vote for “their leader” Misra and ensure his victory in the finals. The advt manged to create a sense of urgency as it emphasised “last 2 days to results”.
In small font, the bottom of the advt read: ” Cost Rs 7 / Min”

What the TOI guys get from this:
1. Score on the public image front- We are doing so much for the country
2. Mint money by pitting- Gujjus vs Kanadda or even better IT Vs Non-IT

Now this makes more sense to me, Gujarati public, in general, is generous with using their cellphones. And when it is a matter of their Gujju Identity they will be more than just happy to vote for their Nanavati-bhai.

Also, don’t we all know the halat in Bangalore, IT + technonlgy+ lot of money+ most kids feel they should do something for the country (deadly mixture).


SAD. Aint it?

0 comments Thursday, January 24, 2008

The site is up. The movie looks promising. Hritik looks looks good. ASh .. no comments..



Nevertheless check out the website.

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Remeber the pro-piracy postI had written around 6 odd months ago?

Some Dood either (i guess) choose to teach me a lesson by plagrising my post or totally loved the post and copied it on his blog or was loser enough to just copy the post and not remove the "Posted by Blogger bhaiyya" thing.



Phew!!!

As they say imitation is the best form of flattery.

1 comments Sunday, January 20, 2008

http://spirituallyhellivated.blogspot.com/2007/12/apologies.html

Though I was not reloacting this time.

1 comments Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy Xmas and Merry New Yearr...

Am I still drunk?? No issue... U have a blast....