Are you with Shilpa? Vote for her

Shilpa Shetty and jade are going head to head for eviction on Friday. I would like all our readers to show their support by voting her to keep her in house. She has fought really well against the Trio of Jade, Jo and Danille in the house. She was put to too much of bullying and racial abuse but she has done really well to maintain her dignity. She has shown to everyone around the world how the Indian Culture is good and how well our youths behave with others than most of the developed countries. Shilpa she truly represent our nation and she has made us proud. I would like to request all our viewers to express their concern and we will take up with Channel 4. Please give all your support to Shilpa who is really fighting against a formidble force of some uncultured girls. 

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Shilpa agrees to have been a victim of Racism..

Amid a raging row over alleged racism against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, UK’s Channel 4 has denied that the Indian star suffered racist bullying on its TV show Celebrity Big Brother, but said it will not tolerate any such controversial incidents during the rest of the series.

The broadcaster has given guarantees to the show’s sponsor Carphone Warehouse that any such behaviour during the rest of the series could result in removal of the offending housemate.

Shetty, meanwhile, has sobbingly admitted on the show that she feels the sniping against her in the Big Brother house is racist. ‘I don’t deserve this,’ she told fellow participant Cleo Rocos.

Prime Minister Tony Blair said in the House of Commons yesterday that he was ‘opposed to racism in all its forms’ while Chancellor Gordon Brown, currently on a visit to India, said he had heard about the volume of complaints regarding Celebrity Big Brother.

Channel 4 pledged to ‘take necessary steps’ to avoid escalating the situation further, after it and media regulator Ofcom received at least 21,000 complaints over the past 48 hours about alleged racism in the Celebrity Big Brother house, media reports said today. Sponsors are not allowed to influence the editorial direction of TV programmes. However, according to a Guardian report, Carphone Warehouse founder and chief executive Charles Dunstone has spoken directly to Channel 4 chief executive Andy Duncan about the seriousness of the situation.

Carphone Warehouse said it had ‘no intention’ of pulling out of its current sponsorship of Celebrity Big Brother and was in ‘ongoing discussions’ with Channel 4 about the summer series of the show. ‘We are against racism in any shape or form. As sponsor we have no involvement in the content of the programme, but have full faith in Channel 4 and that they will deal with any serious allegations such as this in the appropriate way,’ the company said in a statement.

‘To date there has been no overt racial abuse or racist behaviour directed against Shilpa Shetty within the Big Brother house,’ the channel said. ‘However there has undoubtedly been a cultural and class clash between her and three of the British females in the house.’

The statement said that housemates had constant access to support from Big Brother, and Shetty had ‘not voiced any concerns of racial abuse.’
Channel 4 and TV regulator Ofcom have had more than 21,000 complaints about treatment of Shetty. Ofcom said it had received about 19,300 complaints about Celebrity Big Brother — a record for a television broadcast. Another 2,000 have been directed to Channel 4.

Hertfordshire Police said two email threats against housemates had been sent to Channel 4, but would not say if they related to the alleged racism. It had also forwarded about 40 complaints to Channel 4.

A spokesperson also confirmed they would investigate allegations of racism to take action and added that the force has experience of examining and resolving incidents in the Big Brother house.

Who attacked Kashmir first? True Story

Please read the actual transcript of a person who has served both side of the border and than descide who first attacked kashmir.

Lieutenant General Srinivas Kumar Sinha (retired), PVSM, is the governor of Jammu and Kashmir.  This is what He has to say about the real story about the attack.

Let me first tell you that there is a lot misconception or misinterpretations about Kashmir. There is propaganda started by Pakistan and lapped by the West, especially during the Cold War. They say it was premeditated aggression by India and an illegal act because India had sent her troops into Kashmir even before the maharaja had acceded.

Yes, they say that troops were already there. I want to give you my account of what actually happened. (At the time of Partition) a British Officer, Lieutenant General Sir Dudley Russell had a skeleton headquarters of territorial officers. I was on his headquarters with the rank of major. I was the only Indian officer at the HQ. Our task was to restore law and order in Punjab and Delhi. It was known as East Punjab Command. We had to provide protection to millions of refugees moving from India to Pakistan and receive millions coming on the other side. The HQ was established on a rail.

(The last British Viceroy Lord Louis) Mountbatten had given us this special train and we were fully self-contained. Living accommodation with attached toilets, operations rooms for officers, mess, (facilities) for clerical staff, signal staff, security (personnel), even the vehicles were mounted on the train; we were thus moving on this command train in Delhi and Punjab.

On October 26, our train had come to the Delhi railway station yard. As soon as we reached in the afternoon, the army commander, Lieutenant General Russel was sent for by the prime minister and given the task of going to Kashmir the next day. We were told at around 5-6 pm. We were all taken aback as we had to send troops the next day, early in the morning. I was given the task to write first an operation order to the units selected to go there (the Sikh I was the first) and to organise the airlift and logistics.

The troops going to Kashmir had to be given warm clothing and ammunition to go to war. They were (EM>presently) only deployed on internal security duty. We worked around the clock and by 6 am the next morning (October 27), the first troops were airborne from Delhi to Srinagar. Yes, by Dakotas of the Indian Air Force, but only 6 Dakotas could be spared by the IAF on the first day, they made 2 sorties each. Later these Dakotas were withdrawn because they were used to bring refugees from West Pakistan.

The air force had only 6 Dakotas and they could not be spared. Later we were told that all the civilian Dakotas in India could be made available to us from October 28 onwards. There were about 50 Dakotas in the country and they were placed at my disposal.

Our problem was that winter was fast approaching: by November 15 Srinagar airfield would not be usable. Srinagar only had a fair weather grass landing strip used by the maharaja. During the monsoon or with snow, it was put out of commission. We had to fly whatever we needed (before the winter) — troops, stock for the winter, ammunition and this during the next 15 or 18 days. Our other problem was that the land route through the Pir Panjal range and the Banihal pass (and there was no tunnel at that time), the pass is at about 10,000 feet and it would get blocked by the snows by November 15. (Therefore) whatever had to be sent to Kashmir, whether by air or road, had to be sent in these 15 or 20 days. Time was the essence. It worked almost as a miracle. We flew 800 Dakota sorties in 15 days without a single mishap, even above the turbulent Pir Panjal range.

Mountbatten referred to this (operation) by saying: ‘In my long experience of war, I have not come across a single instance of such a massive airlift executed at such short notice and so successful.’

This is the story of the airlift. Besides organising the airlift, I was staff officer at the HQ at the time when the British government decided that no British officer, serving either with the Indian or the Pakistan army, would be allowed to visit the theater of operation in Kashmir. Being Indian, I was the only officer from the controlling headquarters who was going and coming to Srinagar whenever needed. I was thus intimately involved with the planning and conduct of the operations in Kashmir.

Som (Major Somnath Sharma) and I had served together in Burma, though we were posted in different sectors. When we returned from Burma to Delhi, Som used to come home quite often to see me. It is I who dispatched Som to Srinagar on October 29, with his hand in a plaster. The following day, I was again in Srinagar, I had to go almost everyday.

(That day) Som was most upset, he wanted to play a more active role. He felt that he was ‘detained’ to guard the airport. I tried to explain to him the importance of the airfield and it so happened that 48 hours later, the airport was attacked. He was sent to Bagdam (to stop the raiders and the rest is history.

There are a lot of imponderables. If you look at the history, the Pakistanis started the operations on October 22 and they reached Baramulla on October 25. They wasted 48 hours, looted Baramulla. Suppose they had not done this, they would have reached Srinagar the same day. If they had come straight, the question would have been decided even before the Indian Army arrived. Then on October 27, the Sikh I was the first unit to go under the command of Diwan Ranjit Rai. They made contact with the Pakistani raiders at the outskirt of Baramulla itself.

At that time, Rai had only 300 men and 100 had been left to protect the airport. He had only 200 men with him while the raiders were 6,000 or 7,000. When the raiders saw the Indian troops and tried to outflank them; in the operation Rai was killed.

By October 29, the Indian Army had fallen back and taken position in a place called Patan, half way between Baramulla and Srinagar. They were holding the enemy, but it was found that we were too weak on the ground, we could easily be by-passed and the raiders could easily make it to Srinagar.

So, the decision was taken to form a close defence of Srinagar and fall back on a place called Shalatang, which was then at the outskirts of the city (today in part of the city). It was at that time that the raiders decided to attack the airfield, leaving Shalatang and by-passing by the left (if you look at a map).

These are some of the imponderables.

If the raiders had acted differently to what they did, they would have got in Srinagar and later the airfield and we would not have been able to build our strength.

In fact, we later went on a counter-offensive, but it was only on November 7, that we could build the strength to do so. The situation had been critical at that time.

  

Racism in Big Brother House.

Shilpa laughing

Shilpa grooms her hair

Jo and Shilpa relax after escaping nomination 

Shilpa Shetty is being “bullied” by her fellow housemates – Danielle, Jo and Jade inside the Big Brother house as told by Ian in the diary room last night. Apparantely, it all started at the lunch hour when the housemates were discussing how long they should be cooking the chicken for and all agreed upon 2 hours time. However, Shilpa believed 2 hours to cook chicken was far too long and kept checking the oven every two minutes. This irritated Danielle, Jo and Jade who clearly didn’t approve of Shilpa regarding her opinion on the cooking time for chicken. That’s where they started bitching about her and it became even worse when the chicken finally was taken to the dining table in an uncooked state – thanks to Shilpa!! However, Danielle started passing controversial statements not just about Shilpa but Indians in general saying “I think in India people eat with their hands…don’t know if its India or China”. Apparantely, the TV Offcom regulators have recieved nearly 200 complaint emails regarding Shilpa being bullied without any reason in the house.

Shilpa Shetty – Fake Personality inside the house.

 

Shilpa has some face bleach on

Shilpa

Shilpa Shetty has been criticised as being too “fake” in the Big Brother house by her housemates..Jade who is a former Big Brother contestant had a heated arguement with Shilpa today regarding her fake personality inside the house…Shilpa came up with an answer to this saying that she was just playing the game within the rules and there was a life outside the house as well! Do our readers agree that Shilpa is doing the right thing by playing a game inside the Big Brother house or do you think she should be more honest and real while dealing with her house mates inside the house??

Guru – Rags to Richies..Worth watching? You decide!

 

Abhishek Bachchan starring Mani Ratnam’s Guru is releasing all over India today.  In a small village of Idhar in Gujarat, a young man dreams of making it big one day. His father a headmaster of the village school tells him that dreams never come true. But this young lad did dream. As he grew up, so did his dreams. He loved Idar. It was quiet, peaceful, lazy and green. But he knew that his destiny was beyond this village…Set in the picturesque beauty of the 1958, Bombay, this young man comes to the city of fortune with only two shirts, a wife, a brother-in-law and Rs.15,000 to start a business.

But all doors were shut for a newcomer. Indian business and trade were run by a handful of the rich and the privileged. Only they were given the licenses. They had the quotas and they controlled all government trade.

It was an exclusive club where it was impossible for an ordinary middle class newcomer to enter, let alone succeed.

He had to kick the doors open or cajole them to open. He did both and would not take no for an answer. And that’s because he never knew the word ‘no’.

Despite all barriers, he started his own company called Shakti Trading in a 350 sq feet room, with one telephone, one table and three chairs.

Forty years on, Shakti Corporation became the first Indian company to enter the Forbes top 500 list. People asked him how this happened and he said think big, think ahead and think fast.

Another thought-provoking film from the master of Indian cinema, Mani Ratnam.

Guru is a movie in which a poor villager goes from rags to riches due to his sheer determination and personal drive, despite being faced with many business barriers.

Releasing by Adlabs in the UK cinemas, this meaningful film is said to release in 2007.

It sees the much talked about Bollywood couple, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai in stella roles.

Shilpa Shetty – Hot reality TV star!

 

Shilpa Shetty has been dazzling UK TV screens by appearing live on Big Brother show. She looks absolutely gorgeous and ravishing in reality as she does in her films…However, UK viewers are still waiting to see her best yet! There are rumours floating about her and Danielle Lloyd’s exotic belly dancing as one of the Big Brother tasks which is yet to be seen. Lets hope Shilpa sizzles on live TV as she does in films.