Politics


Yes, they do

A good example of it is when Bombay was fighting with terriosts on November 26 2008, one man someone name Datta, said to CNN reportor that Mumbai is “resilient” and there onwards that word was said again and again. Why it got noticed was that before this happened (use of word Resilient ), everyone was just using negative words and I was feeling bad about the image we are leaving of India.

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Resilience

Image Courtsey:http://blogs.psychologytoday.com/files/u122/Resilience-5_7__1___2_.jpg

Another set of shocking words that I heard but stuck me later was “Terrorist from Kashmir occupied by India……..”. Hey Kashmir is part of India. We don’t need to occupy what belongs to us.

Lets see how things unfold in hours to come but people words do matter so lets think before..

So it took Steve McCurry & National geographic reporters a couple of months and some Pakistani contacts to find the famous green eyed Afgan Girl who Steve had photographed 17 years ago.

What i wonder is how come US secret service/army/airforce/CIA and other organizations have still not been able to find one Osma Bin Laden 😕

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Lets see: Finding a girl should be more difficult considering the social norms that restrict girls to show their face to only their family. Osama am sure does not have that advantage.

Aparantly NatGeo used a Pakistani senior new editor and village elders to find this girl. U.S. and Pakistan are allies, (right?) so how come they did not get that advantage.

Irony is that the Senior News Editor was introduced in the programme as one of the few who have interviewed Mr. Laden himself…hmmm so thats a credential!

Nice to see atleast someone can find exactly what they were looking for.

Image Source: http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/enlarge/afghan-girl-before-after_pod_image.html

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So while the presidential candidates are making statements about reducing outsourcing, this is what I read and smiled. Source Economic Times Delhi Dated July 8th

I hope soon some people will realize that putting restrictions is not the solution to job losses but its new ideas that will create or should I say recreate the strong job market. I heard McCain saying few lines yesterday that he will create programs to help people become competitive and be able to get good work. I liked that.

I just realized its the death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi today. I can still recall the early summer morning. There was no power to add to the drama. I was too young to have a favorite politician but was old enough to realize that something had happened. No power meant that news traveled through word of mouth and that implies it was even more significant. Rajiv was my elder sister’s ideal! (yes that’s true) and dad was interested because of his interest in politics.
I was a silent spectator, who only realized a couple of years later that Rajiv Gandhi was a really charismatic individual. (I think I realized that after reading/watching something on his death anniversary few years later, just like today). Rajiv influenced a lot of Indians because of his good looks, political family and something else that Hillary Clinton doesn’t have. He was more than just a Gandhi.

Well he might have made some good and bad policies but he did give a clean (shaven!), handsome and fresh face to Indian Politics. My gratitude for that man…..and thanks to Nita for reminding me.

I just wonder how would have Rajiv been without the surname Gandhi.

Aye watan aye watan hum ko teri kasam,teri rahoon jaan tak beccha jayege
(Oh my country, I promise I will even die for you)
Aye mere watan ke longon, zara ankh main bhar lo paani…..
(My fellow countrymen, lets hold a tear in our eyes for those who sacrificed there lives for the country)

Wait…before u bring tears to your eyes, just check if that soldier was really a soldier fighting to his last breath for Patriotism or a paid private contractor fighting till he drops, for a Bonus!?

Infact, Iraq war is using more Private Military Company contractors then US army soldiers!!.
May be that explains one part of how come US government spent 510 Billion Dollars (as reported on http://www.crunchweb.net/87billion/) on the war.
A disturbing thought, may be rare probability, is what if these defense contractors come back to US and have no war to go to. Can they form a private (commercial) army, run by capitalist? Hmm…a lot can be done!
May be that’s one bleak reason why US bureaucracy is still supporting the war.

Agenda:Life sure is a coincidence but then think again and its all a big setup that God did.
Hi,
Sorry if the agenda word didn’t seem right. But thats how I am. Was always a planned ahead, estimate for the stars and track the expectation person.
Anyways what I really wanted to talk about is…… Hillary Clinton in the run for presidential elections!!

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What a coincidence that I saw “Man of the Millennium” (movie) just when I started seeing news after landing in NY. So who would have thought 7 years back that Mrs Clinton would one day be standing on the podium saying words that his husband was saying. You think I am exaggerating then think again. Picture Mrs. Bush…you think 7 years later she would be doing the same thing. Nope….Its like finding a chicken in a noodle soup 😉 But the point I wanted to make was that sometimes what seems like a coincidence is actually a well planned phenomena. Now think this way, Hillary was destined to do this.
A lawyer
An experience in White House
A nation wide or in fact an international scandal where she emerged the hero for all women around the world and of course the media.
I would not say that her time has arrived since she still seems a little raw….actually soft. The smile she is passing is easily understandably fake….. She still needs to marinate! But best of luck Ms Clinton. With a little better color sense of your dresses(no tangy pinks please) and a more genuine smile who knows….