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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

wto talks

indias growing importance in the world can be seen in the forthcoming wto talks.
there are certain issues which the developing countries are going to put forward
1. first and foremost is the FARM SUBSIDIES there shouldnt be any agreement unless and until the developed countries reduce their farm subsides (which are inthe billions)
2.from indias pont of view there is the issue of the information trade bpo is also considered as a form of trade where it is mandatory to allow free transfer of knowledge and in formation which would protect us from any local law ,i heard that this would also allow our people to get easy access to the educational institutions as this is also considered as a form of trade is that true
what are your thoughts about the above issues
do u think that this is a platform for india to form a meaningful alliance (as a leader) in the world
globalisation has helped india but india should make sure the farm subsidies issue is resolved quickly our food imports have increased by 300% when we had a bumper crop last year , importing food means importing unemployment do u think this hong kong round would find a solution
thank you

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Thursday, September 01, 2005

questions unanswered????

this is in relation with the indian economy,since you have an in interest in the economy probably you could answer them
1.being an economics student,i have a question how in the world has the inflation of our country come down to 3.8%. it used to hover around 8% in july 2004, especially when the oil prices are reaching record levels ,the prices of metals are going up and the prices of all raw materials are going up,including real estate etc.dont you think it defies logic,when i asked my dad he told me that it probably only includes essential commodities.even the bank rates havent  increased much,probably the govt is artificially keeping the prices low through subsidies or price regulation.dont you think it is harmful to the govt who is already running on a huge fiscal deficit,is the govt's policy right.
2.we all thought that privatising sick units will yield benefit but look at the recent power crisis in delhi,reliance is responsible for the power distribution there.when the rates were hiked the city dwellers were up in arms,their argument is "either we dont get regular supply or we get costly power". i support the case of the urban people cause its them who pay the bills whereas almost 60% of the power is lost in rural areas (theft or nonpayment).you cant blame reliance as well cause how are they going to fill up this deficit of 60%.when the pressure increased the govt has again taken the easy way out - subsidies (wat about the fiscal situation)
3.i could even digest this, if the free power is used for productive activities in rural areas.most of this free power is used for watching television, movies etc.(the television households has increased three fold in the last decade)in some villages 80% of homes dont have proper drainage facilities but they have television.
4.the present leftist(or left leaning)govt has introduced many schemes for the rural areas ,will they ever work cause there are many schemes introduced in india for rural development , have they ever worked,there are many banks in india for providing cheap credit to farmers like  NABARD,RRB,COOPERATIVE BANK etc.they are usually unable to recover the loans,
5.probably we should follow what is followed in china cooperative farming , where the farm belongs to the govt and the produce belongs to the workers.in this way we can prevent exploitation of the workers by the village mahajans etc.india has the lowest per acre productivity in the world.thats the reason  why the govt is giving cheap credit to the farmers so that they can get modern technology to increase productivity,but this policy has failed
6.historically, the policies of the govt look perfect on paper but it usually fails on implementation,
india lives in its villages,60% of the population is below 30 years,a consierable proportion of them live in rural areas ,the only way the ovt is going to find jobs for them is in the small scale and medium scale sectors(cottage industries). these activities are labour intensive and thus provides a lot of employment opportunities.
7.what are the causes for the failure of the rural policies ,inspite of careful planning.some say its roots lay in the existence of the caste system in india, its exploiting nature,making it impossible for the schemes to reach the poor people,in such a case dont you think that communism(i will probaly regret telling this) is the best way to move forward in agriculture like the mthod of cooperative farming in china.
8.finally,what are your thoughts on above points and do u thin it requires a change of policy or it is a gradual process of changing the mentality of the people. or in short the problem lies with the govt or with the people???

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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

daily news

here are some of the links for some of the recent news
it looks like bollywood is getting the sting of the mumbai rains as well
sania mirza has done well, she has defeated a top 10 player in a tournament in united states

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

india us relations

sorry to have not written for a long time.this mail deals with the changing phase of india- us relations.

in the recent visit to the us , prime minister manmohan singh said that india and us has entered into the period of co-operation . but some quesions remain. i would like to point out some below

1. we have a signed the nuclear deal with united states , in return we will allow a team of US inspectors to our nuclear sites. do u think that it is unwarranted .does our thirst of electricity is so large that we should accept to this deal,besides lets not forget that us has not recognised india as a nuclear power state.we wont get all the benefits like other members of the nuclear club. if so, then why is there so much euphoria about this deal?

2.the defence agreement deal with the united states, it looks like india has agreed to buy american weapons , even this deal is uncalled for. our armed forces are equipped with russian weapons for a long time.we have repair and maintenance workshops for these russian weapons,even if we want to upgrade our forces them it is better to buy the upgraded versions of sukhoi and migs rather than buying F-16S which requires us to build an entire new system of maintenance and repair workshops etc etc ,(not to mention the training of the mechanics).this is too costly for us .atleast , i could understand this deal if india has succeeded in stopping the defense sales to pakistan but US is selling weapons to pakistan,it doesnt seem to deviate from its traditional tilt towards pakistan.so, again why there is so much euphoria over this deal.besides our present weapons is enough to refrain pakistan from making any misadventure.

3.the next is the india - iran pipeline , if india says that this issue is immune to any outside influence, then how come this deal was in the negotiation stage for 6 years and even after the deal is signed with iran the work hasnt started . is the US influence stopping this to go ahead.

on one hand india seem to say that india is not selling out but it seems to be.


the confusing part is that india doesnt seem to gain much from all these deals

The foreign investment from US to india is a miniscule proportion of the investment going to china

all this when china supposed to be the enemy of the US and india is supposed to be the natural ally (as said by colin powell when he visited india refering to the realtionship between the worlds oldest and worlds largest democracy)

india can gain from the largest economy and the creative wealth of the united states.

but it should also be seen that we get a fair deal

US could sell weapons with pakistan which cant be used aginst terror but against india.




as of now US has only paid lip service to the talk that it will help india to be a major world power.

though we have to open our economy more to the US companies , i think the US companies havent responded well.

i know that india cant grow without embracing capitalism and integrating with the world economy

but the truth remains that india is still a domestic economy

i dont think that the above deals help india

some say that india signed it out of RECIPROCITY.

if thats true , what are the reasons for this cause i dont see much benefit for india from all this

what is your opinion on the above points.

thank you ,


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Thursday, July 14, 2005

national awards

man yesterday the national awards were announced the soouth got quite a few , " autograph " is one of them to have won the best popular award , paa vijay got the best lyricist award , someone from karnataka won the best actress award

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

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national film awards

south films are getting recognised on the national circuit
the film autograph got the best popular film award , the lyricist pa . vijay got award as well
the link is given below

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Monday, July 11, 2005

pms speech about the british raj

dear sir,
i dont know what was the pm thinking when he praised the british raj.did he forget that british were "colonizers" the very definition of the word colonize means enslaving one country and exploiting them for their own country.  the literacy rate of india during 1947 was 11% now indias literacy rate is 69%
we achieved this in 50 years which the british raj didnt do in 200 years , we are talking about the problem of casteism in our country , we were ruled by foreigners who only seem to encourage casteism by using the communal card , appeasing one sect against another . this is the modus operandi of the british raj , the schools they started were all christian missionaries and the people they educated were all used by the raj in other colonies . i know that there is a sect here in india like sashi tharoor , karan thapoor who are anglophilians but i didnt expect this from our PM .comeon he is the primemimister of our country not some western motivated novelist like sashi tharoor.i hope that he only said out of coutesy of the oxford university felicitation.cause if he really meant it im worried.
we were a pathetic llot of slaves during british raj, 3 million died in bengal due to famine , we didnt have any rights in our country.but the most lasting impression which colonisation has made is that it created a psychological scar in the indian mind, indians think of "whites " as superior race, look at the fairness cream ads , if thats not psychological or inferiority complex then what???
we have grown to become the 4th largest economy in the world (ppp)only due to freedom and protecting the rights of the poor who were exploited by the british appointed zamindars.
wake up , countrymen. i was born in free india in 1984, to me india is the best, there is no better country than india , i hope you old guys would realise that as well
thank you,

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Sunday, July 10, 2005

about ayodhya

about the ayodhya blast lets see what our think tank thinks about it

Saturday, July 09, 2005

todays news

saw the asian wonens kabaddi in dd sports man they are really sggresive , infact i think the defending champions india is the only team to have played the game as it should be . the situation got ugly when an iranian kabaddi player almost wrestled with a japanese player during the match , the japanese woman got hurt

i told you about the indian victory in basketbal yesterday the link is herehttp://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=138382

Friday, July 08, 2005

indian sports

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indian sports

i saw a basketball match in dd sports .i was happy to note that india has beaten uzbekistan 68-67, man that was close , the tv channels dont report it extensively as they report sports events of other countries. why do they do that , probably the foreign media pay them for it.anyways you can get information on this story .click here

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todays news

its all about london bomb blast
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Thursday, July 07, 2005

indian cinema

there is a serious crisis in indian cinema which no one seems to notice . we arent getting many hits why is that we have to think about it .its either the indian cinema has gone down or the aspirations of the indian audience has gone high

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Thursday, June 30, 2005

presidents speech

February 27, 2005

Three Visions for India

[The following text is from where I draw my inspiration from. It is a speech given by the President of India about his 3 visions for India.]

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalaam's speech in Hyderabad

"I have three visions for India. In 3000 years of our history, people from all over the world have come and invaded us, captured our lands, conquered our minds. From Alexander onwards, The Greeks, the Turks, the Moguls, the Portuguese, the British, the French, the Dutch, all of them came and looted us, took over what was ours. Yet we have not done this to any other nation. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, their history and Tried to enforce our way of life on them. Why? Because we respect the freedom of others.

That is why my first vision is that of FREEDOM. I believe that India got its first vision of this in 1857, when we started the war of Independence. It is this freedom that we must protect and nurture and build on. If we are not free, no one will respect us.

My second vision for India's DEVELOPMENT, For fifty years we have been A developing nation. It is time we see ourselves as a developed nation. We are among top 5 nations of the world in terms of GDP. We have 10 percent growth rate in most areas. Our poverty levels are falling. Our achievements are being globally recognized today. Yet we lack the self-confidence to see ourselves as a developed nation, self-reliant and self-assured. Isn't this incorrect?

I have a THIRD vision. India must stand up to the world. Because I believe that, unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. Only strength respects strength. We must be strong not only as a military power but also as an economic power. Both must go hand-in-hand. My good fortune was to have worked with three great minds. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai of the Dept. of space, Professor Satish Dhawan, who succeeded him and Dr.Brahm Prakash, father of nuclear material. I was lucky to have worked with all three of them closely and consider this the great opportunity of my life.I see four milestones in my career:

Twenty years I spent in ISRO. I was given the opportunity to be the project director for India's first satellite launch vehicle, SLV3. The one that launched Rohini. These years played a very important role in my life of Scientist. After my ISRO years, I joined DRDO and got a chance to be the part of India's guided missile program. It was my second bliss when Agni met its mission requirements in 1994.

The Dept. of Atomic Energy and DRDO had this tremendous partnership in the recent nuclear tests, on May 11 and 13. This was the third bliss. The joy of participating with my team in these nuclear tests and proving to the world that India can make it, that we are no longer a developing nation but one of them. It made me feel very proud as an Indian. The fact that we have now developed for Agni a re-entry structure, for which we have developed this new material. A Very light material called carbon-carbon.

One day an orthopedic surgeon from Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences visited my laboratory. He lifted the material and found it so light that he took me to his hospital and showed me his patients. There were these little girls and boys with heavy metallic calipers weighing over three Kg. each, dragging their feet around.

He said to me: Please remove the pain of my patients. In three weeks, we made these Floor reaction Orthosis 300-gram calipers and took them to the orthopedic center. The children didn't believe their eyes. From dragging around a three kg. load on their legs, they could now move around! Their parents had tears in their eyes. That was my fourth bliss!

Why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?

We are the first in milk production.
We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.
We are the second largest producer of wheat.
We are the second largest producer of rice.
Look at Dr. Sudarshan, he has transferred the tribal village into a self-sustaining, self driving unit.
There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters.

I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert land into an orchid and a granary.

It was this inspiring picture that everyone woke up to. The gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were inside in the newspaper, buried among other news. In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime. Why are we so NEGATIVE?

Another question: Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? We want foreign TVs, we want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance? I was in Hyderabad giving this lecture, when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is. She replied: I want to live in a developed India. For her, you and I will have to build this developed India. You must proclaim. India is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly developed nation.

Do you have 10 minutes? Allow me to come back with a vengeance. Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read; otherwise, choice is yours.

YOU say that our government is inefficient.
YOU say that our laws are too old.
YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.
YOU say that the phones don't work, the railways are a joke, the airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach their destination.
YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits.
YOU say, say and say.

What do YOU do about it? Take a person on his way to Singapore. Give him a name � YOURS.

Give him a face � YOURS. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your International best.

In Singapore you don't throw cigarette butts on the roads or eat in the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground Links as they are. You pay $5(approx. Rs.60) to drive through Orchard Road (equivalent of Mahim Causeway or Pedder Road) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU come back to the parking lot to punch your parking ticket if you have over stayed in a restaurant or a shopping mall irrespective of your status identity. In Singapore you don't say anything, DO YOU? YOU wouldn't dare to eat in public during Ramadan, in Dubai. YOU would not dare to go out without your head covered in Jeddah. YOU would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchange in London at 10 pounds (Rs.650) a month to, "see to it that my STD and ISD calls are billed to someone else."

YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 km/h) in Washington and then tell the traffic cop, "Jaanta hai sala main kaun hoon (Do you know who I am?). I am so and so's son. Take your two bucks and get lost." YOU wouldn't chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other than the garbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New Zealand. Why don't YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo? Why don't YOU use examination jockeys or buy fake certificates in Boston? We are still talking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries but cannot in your own. You who will throw papers and cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Indian ground. If you can be an involved and appreciative citizen in an alien country, why cannot you be the same here in India?

Once in an interview, the famous Ex-municipal commissioner of Bombay, Mr. Tinaikar, had a point to make. "Rich people's dogs are walked on the streets to leave their affluent droppings all over the place," he said." And then the same people turn around to criticize and blame the authorities for inefficiency and dirty pavements. What do they expect the officers to do? Go down with broom every time their dog feels the pressure in his bowels? In America every dog owner has to clean up after his pet has done the job. Same in Japan. Will the Indian citizen do that here?" He's right. We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility. We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative. We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin. We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of bathrooms.

We want Indian Airlines and Air India to provide the best of food and toiletries but we are not going to stop pilfering at the least opportunity. This applies even to the staff who is known not to pass on the service to the public. When it comes to burning social issues like those related to women, dowry, girl child and others, we make loud drawing room protestations and continue to do the reverse at home. Our excuse? 'It's the whole system which has to change, how will it matter if I alone forego my sons' rights to a dowry.'

So who's going to change the system? What does a system consist of? Very conveniently for us it consists of our neighbors, other households, other cities, other communities and the government. But definitely not me and YOU. When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a Mr. Clean to come along & work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand or we leave the country and run away. Like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to America to bask in their glory and praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to England. When England experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out to the Gulf. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by the Indian government.

Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to money.

Dear Indians,

The article is highly thought inductive, calls for a great deal of introspection and pricks one's conscience too�.

I am echoing J. F. Kennedy's words to his fellow Americans to relate to Indians�..


Lets do what India needs from us.

Thank you
Abdul Kalaam

wake up indian media when will you guys ever learn stop accusing the government evrytime you and the people of india are guilty as they are
time to learn from our president FOLLOW THE LEADER

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Monday, June 27, 2005

"sun" setup


Breaking news bahree the alleged call center employee has just confessed that the sun reporters fayaz and oliver has told him to that a job would be guaranteed if he acted as the man inside a call center first of all he didn�t pass any confidential matter, as usual when you hear this you will say that it is better that it happened that it would make us conscious of any future but you wont consider about the prospective clients we lost because of this �sun� report, you will argue that it is better to be self criticizing where are we always silent to such incidents the it industry is silent the Indian government is silent ,the Indian media is silent ,why??? If we don�t even show our displeasure at such campaigns they will think that Indians are culpable and continue to do such campaigns in the future, we are only encouraging them to do such campaigns by being silent and self-criticizing


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Saturday, June 25, 2005

klu klux klan

i decided to do research on kkk
i went thru some of the recent events about klu klux klanthe recent murder trial
after reading about the trial i thought why it is taking so long to get justice in the american system
anyway i have got curious about their history and their purpose


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Thursday, June 23, 2005

"sun " sting


The sun newspapers sting operation has revealed the attempts made by the anti-indian camp the time has come for us to unite against such malign




mera bharat mahan

there seems to be a conspiracy theory in the us plane incident see the link below


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ok fine i have to look at the score now http://www.cricinfo.com


the recent us spy plane incident really spooked me

i wonder how could us use planes with such impunity in their own free will but other countries cant use it time for people to think http://www.saag.org/papers15/paper1423.html

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


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