The Mairrage of Bollywood Abhi weds Ash

Everyone is glued to the news of Abhi and Ash getting mairrage. There is a big hype that this would be the biggest ceremony in Bollywood. People really want to see how Big B would arrange the wedding function of his son. Abhi who is now the heart throb of most of girls is finally tying the knot to the most beautiful girl of the world the former miss world Ash. But going by Ash’s past it does not look like she is the perfect match for Abhi but the way she has carried herself for past few months after it was openly discussed about the relationship is commendable. This is the quality you would expect from a Bachan family member. She looks very relieved and down to earth and very matured in her speach to media. She only talks that much as it would be good for everyone. I am a fan of Karishma Kapoor and do not like Ash that much but I still think if anyone can fit Bachan’s family it would be Ash than Karishma.

It is for good that Abhi and Karishma did not marry. I think their would have been ego clash. Anyway everything happens for a reason and lets hope that there is some good reason why Abhi and Ash are getting together. Everyone is glued to the tele to findout what is happening as the countdown has started for their wedding. We would wish them all the luch and best wishes for a happy and wedded life.

Who should be axed from Team India?

It would be like adding salt to injury when I mention that India may not make it to super eights. The reason I still say might bcos there is minor or tiny chance that India could squeeze in if and only if Bangladesh loses to Bermuda. But this is like hoping our Zonal team defeating Team Australia. Now let me ask our dejected fans what would they like to do so that Indian cricket team would retain her past glory. What should the team management do should the captain be axed or the coach should be shown the exit door. Now there are some senior player who just play becuase of ther past records why shouldn’t those players to be booted out. We really do not know how to react to these people who still think they did not do any thing wrong. Our coach Mr Chappel does not even feel that He is answerable to the media or people of India as he is employed by the BCCI and would not even bother to give any explanation for their loses.

We the fans are also responsible for this lose as we make our players bigger than normal humanbeings and expect miracles like God. We like to see them as our super heroes and thus cannot expect any failures. The only way I think we can atleast try to make it right is by not blindly following these play

Will India win the World Cup?

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India the champions of 1983 are still waiting to win another one and hopefully this will be the cup and year when we can win our second World Cup. We really wish and hope that the team does well and make us proud in the world. Kapil’s men won us the world cup when they were not expected to win and since than we have come so close yet so far to win another for another two decades. Dravid has a great team and all the stats and figure will show we are one of the favourites to win the cup this time. But what I really do not understand we Indians take this game so seriously that we put undue pressure on the team. One thing which I do not like is the unnecessary things we do like performing yagnas and puja in church, masjid and temples. I would rather like those enthusiastic youths to do some real social work and does some charity work for the poor and needy. They should help each other and make sure India shows to the other World that her citizens are real human beings who love and care about other fellow citizens.

I would really like to wish India to win the cup but with the start they have against Bangladesh it does not look good. Let’s not lose hope and think that it was a minor bleep and we will learn from our mistake and get our acts together. The team should make a serious effort and regroup themselves so that they can win the rest of their matches. We are still with the team and would be with them through thick and thin and wish them all the success.

Come on India show the entire world how good you are and why we are so proud of you’ll. 

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.

  

Why Brand Lalu so popular with NRIs?

Lalu yadav could not attend three day Pravasi celebrations in New Delhi as he had to go to Assam where the ULFA militants have gun down 57 Biharis working as labourer.
This was a much more important thing in his diary than the celebrations and moreover he hadn’t confirmed his availability. But whatever the situation the NRIs as well as students and professors from top institues in India. Most of the NRIS who have come from places like USA, France Britain wanted to see him and hear him speak about the challenges he faced with Indian Railways and how he changed this to profit making company. We would like to know from our readers why the brand Lalu so famous and is it good or bad for the country. To help you’ss some of the views of the NRIs are as follows :

B Bhuta, who has come all the way from USA, the absence of the former Bihar CM was much felt: “I was looking forward to hearing the Railways Minister speak. I am quite disappointed that he couldn’t make it,”

Menicka Guness from Mauritius, echoing Bhuta’s sentiment, said she too was keen on hearing the minister speak. She particularly wanted to hear him share some interesting insights on the Railways turnaround story.

A K Dey, who has travelled from France, said he was eager to know how the husband-wife power duo in the form of Lalu-Rabri managed to keep a balance at home.

Is there any Humans left in Pakistani Army?

  

Events of Kargil war is still alive with most of Indians who still cannot forgive Pakistan for their act of cowardism. But events like this makes us more determined to hate them more than before. I would like to request all our readers to express their views whether Indian or not. If you are a Human being and would like to be treated as one please express your solidarity and views so that we can show the Pakistani Govt to take action against the guilty of this cruel event.

Lt. Saurabh Kalia of 4 JAT Regiment of the Indian Army laid down his life at the young age of 22 for the nation while guarding the frontiers at Kargil.His parents, indeed the Indian Army and nation itself, lost a dedicated, honest and brave son.He was the first officer to detect and inform about Pakistani intrusion. Pakistan captured him and his patrol party of 5 brave   men alive on May 15, 1999 from the Indian side of LOC. They were kept in captivity for three weeks and subjected to unprecedented  brutal torture, evident from their bodies handed over by Pakistan Army on June 9, 1999. The Pakistanis indulged in dastardly acts of inflicting burns on these Indian officers with cigarettes, piercing their ears with hot rods, removing their eyes before puncturing them and breaking most of the bones and teeth. They even chopped off various limbs and private organs of the Indian soldiers besides inflicting unimaginable physical and mental torture.

After 22 days of torture, the brave soldiers were ultimately shot dead. A detailed post-mortem report is with the Indian Army. Pakistan dared to humiliate India this way flouting all international norms.They proved the extent to which they can degrade humanity. However,the Indian soldiers did not break while undergoing all this unimaginable barbarism,which speaks volumes  of their patriotism,grit, determination, tenacity and valour-something all of India should be  proud of.Sacrificing oneself for the nation is an honour every soldier would be proud of, but no parent, army or nation can accept what happened to these brave sons of India. I am afraid every parent may think twice to send their child in the armed forces if we all fall short of our duty  in safeguarding the PRISONERS OF WAR AND LET THEM MEET THE FATE OF LT.SAURABH KALIA.
It may also send a demoralising signal to the army personnel fighting for the Nation that our POWs in Pak cannot be taken care of. It is a matter of shame and disgust that most of
Indian Human Rights Organisations by and large, showed apathy in this matter. 

Through this humble submission, may I appeal to all the civilized people irrespective of colour, caste, region, religion and political lineage to stir their conscience and rise to take this as a NATIONAL ISSUE !!! International Human Rights Organizations must be approached to expose and pressure Pakistan to identify, book and punish all those who perpetrated this heinous crime to our men in uniform. If Pakistan is allowed to go unpunished in this case, we can only imagine the consequences. Below is the list of 5 other soldiers who preferred to die for the country rather than open their mouths in front of enemy –  

1. Sep. Arjun Ram s/o Sh. Chokka Ram; Village & PO
Gudi. Teh. & Dist.
Nagaur, (Rajasthan)

2. Sep. Bhanwar Lal Bagaria h/o Smt. Santosh Devi;
Village Sivelara;Teh.&
Dist.Sikar (Rajasthan)
3. Sep. Bhikaram h/o Smt. Bhawri Devi; Village
Patasar; Teh.  
Pachpatva;Distt.Barmer (Rajasthan)

4. Sep. Moola Ram h/o Smt. Rameshwari Devi; Village
Katori; Teh. Jayal;Dist.
Nagaur(Rajasthan)  

5. Sep. Naresh Singh h/o Smt. Kalpana Devi; Village
Chhoti Tallam;
Teh.Iglab; Dist.Aligarh (UP)

Please express your view by giving your name and also ask your friends and relatives to do the same. Lets us give a supporting hand to the family of all the soldiers who would have gone through a similar situation.

JAI HIND ….Victory to India  !!