Thursday, May 31, 2007
India if wants to be the world leader it can not have a judicial system of ancient times.People die fighting for justice or simply let it pass.The politicians benefit the most with a lame judiciary so they will not take any initiative to rectify the anomaly.
It calls for a second round of the famed judicial activism or else people will keep getting killed by reckless rich and pompous brutes,they know its how easy to get away.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Mumbai has become a overrated and a dichotomy as people flock to seek what it has not.
The overcrowded,no overcrowded is a mild word, only a pissed off daily traveler can tell you what is the condition of the local trains.Its a life endangering daily chore which a mumbaikar has to go through daily as there is no option available.
Provided the alternative very few will select the inhuman locals.Every year 3500 human lives are lost due to pathetic train service .But poor janta has no other option but to continue to push and shove and hang for dear life daily.
Surprisingly the Chalta hai attitude of Mumbai is taking its toll as no political party bothers to champion the common mans cause.
The dream city is exploited by one and all i shiver to think of how it will look in a few years down the line.
I had called this city Home for eight years and its close to my heart but i am very happy in Ahmedabad cause i feel i have become homo sapience again!!
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
President George W. Bush on Monday once again demonstrated his gift for the gaffe, injecting an unintended sense of levity into the White House welcome for Queen Elizabeth II.
In his speech on the south lawn of the White House, he noted that the queen had made repeated visits to the US during her reign, including celebrations to mark the country's 200th anniversary.
"The American people are proud to welcome Your Majesty back to the United States, a nation you've come to know very well," Bush said. "After all, you've dined with 10 US presidents. You helped our nation celebrate its bicentennial in 17 ... in 1976."
As the laughter rippled through the crowd of 7,000 invited guests corralled behind red, white and blue bunting, Bush tried to make light of his slip.
He shot a quick look at the queen, and said: "You gave me a look that only a mother could give a child."
But by then, Bush's discomfort with the pageantry that a royal visit entails was an open secret. His wife, Laura Bush, told ABC television on Monday morning that she and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had to use all their persuasive powers to coax him into a white tie for the state banquet.
It was to be the first white-tie event of his administration.
"I don't know how thrilled he was about this — but, of course, when you're hosting the queen of England, of course you want to have it be white tie," Laura Bush said. "This is the perfect occasion for it — and he was a very good sport."
However, that sense of sportsmanship was not very evident at the White House yesterday morning when Bush appeared to treat the visit by the queen like that of any world leader, launching into a boiler plate address on the war on terror.
He praised Britain's historic contributions such as the Magna Carta in equal measure to its contribution in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Today our two nations are defending liberty against tyranny and terror. We're resisting those who murder the innocent to advance a hateful ideology, whether they kill in New York or London or Kabul or Baghdad," he said.Bush went on to pay tribute to the monarch's personal contribution in the war on terror.