Saturday, February 08, 2014

The End

I have been blogging on this platform for the past 6-7 years and now I am tired. This is going to be my last blogpost. I am stopping!!!

Friday, February 07, 2014

Money Breaks Families!!!

Money, wealth, riches, opulence, treasure, whatever the term one might use to describe the means of transaction in this world is often the cause of disputes between people. Money has the power to buy anything in this world... people joke that "Those who say money can't buy everything doesn't know where to shop". In the same parlance money makes best friends into worst enemies, and turns family into foes.

This is what has happened to the family of the late Civil Rights Activist Rev. Martin Luther King's family. His children have been fighting over his estate of papers, letters, property, and now even the bible he carried and his Nobel Peace Prize are in the dispute. I came across a news article about how the daughter and sons of the late hero are in court battling over the possession and ownership of the last two items mentioned above.

Sad but true children don't seem to care about their parent's legacy if it doesn't turn into money. I guess then money is what makes the world go round for these people.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

69-Year-Old Man Is Still In The Mental Hospital He Entered After Stealing A $20 Necklace In 1971

Official neglect and apathy happens in the most advanced societies where there are checks and balances established. In this case I was outraged that someone had to spend over 40 years in the Mental Hospital. This is a classic case of official neglect, that is often seen in the realms of bureaucracy. It is not like this man is unsupported, he has lawyers fighting his case but the red tape is so strong that even men of law have not been able to penetrate this.
I wonder what kind of life this man is going to have even if he is freed today. I hope he has some kind of family that will take him in and care for him during his sunset years. A potentially productive life wasted due to official neglect.

A 69-Year-Old Man Is Still In The Mental Hospital He Entered After Stealing A $20 Necklace In 1971
In 1971, Franklin H. Frye was accused of...
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Monday, February 03, 2014

China's unwanted babies: Mostly girls, sick, or disabled

China's unwanted babies once mostly girls, now mostly sick, disabled

Communist/ socialist states always proclaim how well they take care of their citizens. Soviet Union's record came to light during Stalin era. After the collapse of Soviet Union, China took over as the last communist bastion. Slowly but surely the world's most populous nation made strides to industrialization and population control and today the country is flexing its muscle and proclaim its superpower status.
As one part of China progresses to super power status the murky underbelly of the nation is coming into increased international exposure. The latest is in the newsreport appended below.        

By Li Hui and Ben Blanchard TIANJIN, China (Reuters) - Fangfang was just a few days old when she was abandoned on a near freezing New Year's Day in north China. "...
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Friday, January 17, 2014

ISI Strikes again at those who can't fight back!!!

ISI has struck again, this time it is against a civilian and that too a woman. Sunanda Pushkar wife of Congress minister Shashi Tharoor was found dead in a hotel room in New Delhi yesterday morning. As described in media reports, the death has taken place under "Mysterious circumstances" and all fingers are pointing at the husband Shashi Tharoor who, it seems has not had luck with matrimony. Pushkar was his third wife per media reports.

According to media reports, it seems like Tharoor had already had enough with the third wife and is actively pursuing a fourth - this time he is allegedly sleeping with the enemy. Reports are rife that Tharoor has an active liaison with a particular Pakistani Journalist. It is important to note that the late Pushkar had accused the Pakistani media person to be an ISI agent and the reason she was with Tharoor was to get inside info to supply to her bosses. Now not long after the accusation Pushkar has been killed.

The sudden turn of events, make it seem quite obvious that there is a foreign hand, particularly ISI agents and/ or other Pakistan affiliated terrorists. Pakistan is known to use covert and below the belt techniques to attack its arch enemy - India. This is just another way to further infiltrate the already compromised Central government of India.

It is unfortunate that most media outlets don't see it this way. Of course the ruling Congress government doesn't want to even think about this death or the ramifications it has on the future of our country. They are busy in creating a drama about their chosen prime ministerial candidate.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Pantless commuters hit Mexico City subways

Pantless commuters hit Mexico City subways | Watch the video - Screen IndiaWhile I am in India, Mexico City commuters are going New York style - commuting the subway without pants. It is kinda hilarious think if this were to repeat in India... particularly in conservative regions. Some people would hail this as a step towards greater freedom, others would say it is just plain foolish. Conservatives would seethe and gnash their teeth in anger at the amount of westernization that has taken over this ancient society. Alas... only problem is that, it is not gonna happen anytime soon here in India.       

Pantless commuters hit Mexico City subways | Watch the video - Screen India
Watch the video Pantless commuters hit Mexico City subways on Yahoo Screen. Intrepid Metro passengers in Mexico City took to the rails sans pants for the ubiquitous "No Pants Subway Ride." Elly Park reports.
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In India - Lots of changes but things remain the same...

I am in India after several months... nearly two and a half years. I see lots of changes in terms of high rise buildings, slightly better roads, etc. Then the rest remain unchanged. Chaotic driving, people's attitudes, obsession with cricket and Bollywood, etc. It is business as usual. Lack of personal space is something that is so common in India that nobody seems to be even aware of the concept of space. Anyway I am here for a specific purpose for a specific period of time - short. Though I would like to stay longer, it is practically not possible this time. We shall see how the rest of the week progresses.

Friday, January 03, 2014

High Demand of Stuff used to get High

Colorado the first state in the US to make Marijuana legal is experincing a huge influx of weed seekers. They come in droves to stores that are stocking their shelves high with the magic herb that promises people bliss, even if it is temporary. This is probably the most expensive crop a farmer could grow - $400 an ounce (30 gm). Great profitability considering that some of these plants can be grown in garbage. The profits are only going to grow - looking at the line of customers the business is going to increase.
Bring on the good times for consumers and there are no prizes to guess who is laughing all the way to the bank!!!

Objects of Desire

This 2014 model from Kawasaki is definitely one of them. Read about it online on yahoo news and this machine is something one would love to own and enjoy. Of course for those that are not into crotch rockets, the motorcycle manufacturer is offering a series of cruisers.
On a side note this motorcycle's mufflers definitely look like the design copied from Yamaha's VMax. Let us see when this hits the road and how consumers feel about it. For now I am definitely in love with this motorcycle.