Saturday, November 29, 2008

Of mindless politicians and senseless killers

We are all aghast at the killings in Mumbai at the hands of senseless murderers but what was more shocking was the response of the Deputy chief minister of Maharastra R.R Patil who said "Aisa nahi hai. Itne bade shahar mein chhota hadsa ho jata hai. To total failure nahi hai (It is not like that. In big cities like this, small incidents do happen. It's is not a total failure.)"

Now this gentleman is the top executive of Maharastra government. He is supposed to lead in the decision making process of the government and make sure that all measures are taken that incidents like this do not recur and the security system is able to apprehend such plans much in advance.

But on the contrary he does not acknowledge it to be a major failure of his intelligence setup(which I think is a group disgruntled policemen trying to get to more profit-reaping positions)and believes it to be a 'chota hadsa'. Now I know that our friends of Mr Patil have attributed this to his poor knowledge of the language but I believe that the minister was trying to paint this as a regular kind of security lapse and not a total failure. The minister deserves a thorough official reprimand for putting his foot in his mouth and i would be more happy if this can cost him his political position.

I end this post by saluting our brave men in uniform who did an excellent job at purging the murderers. A friend of mine hinted that the security personnel were probably inefficient in taking so much time to kill the terrorists, without knowing that they were just careful and meticulous to save as many guests as they could. Had India been a totalitarian regime we would have gassed the whole hotel and the operation would have been over in an hour. And we would have never known who/what/how many were the casualties.

we need a 100 million voices like this for a change to come,the change that we earnestly seek.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

In defense of inequality

All human beings are born alike. Hmmm..let me think , I guess not!!!

I do not think they are alike and they do not deserve to be equally educated as there are inherent differences between the way they think and work. In simpler words some are more smarter and are capable of leading others. These ones are capable of more hard work and come up with brighter ideas and can perform better than other ones in stressful circumstances like sitting in a boardroom, making sense out of a business memo or may be working in a foreign bank.

If you think I am sounding silly, you are wrong because that’s what the CAT exam statistics tells me. The HRD ministry was able to successfully deprive better education and thus a chance of good future to a lot of unworthy candidates ( 288200 out of 290000 that have filled the forms). I am sure they would be patting their back for setting up a very tough screening procedure, for having very few good management institutes for a horde of young citizens who want to take the country ahead.

What a great service to the nation and its young citizens.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrance Day - A day to remember

In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep,
though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

On 2 May, 1915, in the second week of fighting during the Second Battle of Ypres Lieutenant Alexis Helmer was killed by a German artillery shell. He was a friend of the Canadian military doctor Major John McCrae. It is believed that John began the draft for his famous poem 'In Flanders Fields' that evening.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Its going to snow today night

Its going to snow today night,
And tomorrow morning the bare trees,
the barren fields and the weary roads will be all covered in white,
And its the snow which along with the moonlight would,
Make these dark nights even more bright

Snow snow snow, its going to be snow everywhere,
covering the pathway, covering the driveway,
testing your patience and your might

Falling from the heavens,
everywhere on the old and the young,
the mighty and the poor,
the black, colored and the white,
on all living and non-living alike,

Thinking of all this that's going to happen
fills me with joy & delight