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Saturday, 18 August, 2007

Honeymoon is over and Is Splitsville coming ?

Hello netizens, What a Week it has been ! Assignments, writing notices, minutes, agendas, collecting data and creating guidelines for the projects! Wow, a really busy schedule! Also, 60th anniversary of Indian Independence passed away peacefully without much terror acts! But there was something still to come! The on paper secular coalition Government of India got a nasty shocker from its prime ally - The Left Front.

The Left Front who can always be seen nagging over some or the other issues with threats of strike or withdrawing support which seemed hollow till now suddenly started becoming serious about it. The bone of contention is again the US and the 123 agreement. The Hyde Act and its clauses haven't impressed the Comrades. It seems the statement from our very own Prime Minister, Mr. Manmohan Singh asking the Left to 'take it or leave it' seems to have stirred the hornets' nest.

The Politburo of the Left Front has given the Govt. time till Aug. 22-23 either to go ahead with deal and breakup with Left or renegotiate over the deal.
Even though the Left fumes Red over any dealing with US, all its concerns are not unfounded. The main mistake that the government did was, by going ahead with the deal without taking the Indian Scientists or the Political system into confidence.
Check this article for info on Hyde Act issues. The Hindu8-8-07

If this deadlock doesn't break, India will have only two ways to make a move, both can be a fire walk for the Govt Of India.
First, suspend the deal as of now, but face embarrassment and lose a chance to stand firm and strong before the World powers esp. China. India will be considered as volatile and will be known as a country which fails to keep promises.
Second, go on with 123 agreement and risk breaking away with Left Front. The Govt. (UPA) will be turn into a minority forcing way to mid-way polls. Neither of the party is ready for election.

All eyes are set on the Left Front slated to decide on continuing or breaking the alliance on Aug 22-23.

Lets see whether The alliance continues after the honeymoon or will it file Divorce Papers!

Thursday, 16 August, 2007

Taslima attacked - A blot on India and its secularism and liberalism

    On August 9, 2007 Taslima Nasreen(Nasrin), noted Bangladeshi writer was physically attacked and verbally abused by members of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen(MIM), a political Islamist party with its roots in the Nizam era and based in the old Hyderabad region; when she was in Hyderabad for the release of the Telugu translation of her novel Shodh. They were protesting against the writer's book named Lajja.

    It was really very shocking to see goons along with MIM party members barge into the press meet and vent their anger on her n her colleagues. Chairs, Bouquet along with worst abuses were hurled at her. The MIM party members after the blitzkrieg came live on TV and justified their act. They even threatened to kill her with no fear of Law or Constitution.
When a news channel asked them whether they have read the book Lajja, first they fumbled with the name as if hearing for the first time and then the answer was NO ! They replied that they were protesting because they feel the book hurts Islamic feelings. I simply cant understand how they inferred that it hurts when they didn't even bother to read the Book ! The actual reason must be minority appeasement and to gather media attention. Tthere is no way their act can be justified. However, this is not the first time that she has been attacked or threatened.

    I am not saying the Book has insulted the religion or not; but the million dollar question is, How can violence be a method to protest in a democratic, liberal, just and secular country ? Doesnt an Author have his/her right to put forth his/her view, the same way as people have right to voice their disapproval ? If you finds it inappropriate, register/voice your protest. The public knows what is appropriate and what is not. There is no need for any political messiah to step in. Also, all those MLA's and MP's who sit in their respective peoples' representative houses to doze off and make a common man's life more miserable; please dont poke your noses into these matters and create a muddle of the situation. Politicians create a problem for their survival! They breed upon such petty issues which they using their aesthetic sense of magnification, make it into a national or even an international level issue! Politicians, how much I despise you and hate earnestly! Also, this is not withheld to a specific religion. Remember the attacks on art students by the Bajarang Dal and its other Saffron wings.

    Examples are many but lessons learnt are a few! For the survival of Independent sovereign secular and liberal India, its people must learn to respect other's feelings and allow them to express it independently. If you find it inappropriate voice it but shun violence! How can a single opinion hurt a religion ? Is any religion so soft and brittle that it cant withstand such a trivial blow ?Religions were not formed in a fortnight or so. They have strong bases that no such opinion can shake! Its simply dirty politics that snowballs the situation. Stay away from this breed!

A new term and a new approach towards life

So finally the 5th semester of Chemical Engineering has started!
For a student, this semester is special in many ways.

  • His vision is clear(for some it begins to get clear). He sees his aim in front of him.

  • He has become more career and indutry oriented.

  • He can be seen preparing himself for the Industry.

  • The attitude change can be felt and seen among the students.

  • Reading Newspaper especially Editorial section has gained importance. GD (Group Discussion) and Debate start making sense

  • Students can be seen preparing for GRE/TOEFL/GMAT for US university MS/MBA programs or GATE for Masters in India or CAT for MBA from India or for On-Campus Interviews and Placements.

  • They see PCT and Final BE Project in everything Chemical!

  • Finally all subjects sound chemical.

They know life will take a new turn after BE. They know or start knowing that the coming two years are their springboard to reach out for their dreams. Most understand the importance of the coming two years.

The Two years of Engineering has passed swiftly and now we have reached the mid of our BE course. It has been a fantastic experience with ups and downs with lots to learn and understand, be it technical or non-technical.

SO Welcome to 5th Semester! Best Of luck to all!

Saturday, 4 August, 2007

Rhain Davis-Future Face Of Manchester United and Football?

Rhain Davis has signed up by the prestigious ManU for its academy.
His grandpa send Rhain's DVD showcasing his talents to the academy and the Manchester United Academy has prompltly signed him for an year.

His video has turned into a most sought after, on You-Tube turning him into star.

He appears to be the next Wayne Rooney and dribbles so aesthetically like C. Ronaldo. Check out his video

Video will truly speak more than simple words.

Some Stats About him.
Name: Rhain Davis
Age : 9 yrs
DOB : 15-10-97
British Citizen presently staying in Canberra,Australia
Grandfather still in Britain.

Isnt he a Child Prodigy? Watch out for him!

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