Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Being the torchbearers of dadagiri and machete(vadivaal) culture, quotation style, it is the sincere request to all malayalis to take this threat with all seriousness it deserves.
Being pushed to the corner with ractive CPIM members including dist. secy arrested for murdering TPC, and more senior members in line, this is norhing but a paper threat, to deflect public attention..
It is high time malayalis took these idiots by their collar and kick out their arrogance ..
"Kollaanum, kollikkanum madiyillathu ente naatil pokan enikku pediyakunnu" ( It is scary to go to my land where people have no qualms to kill others (by themselves) and get other people to be killed) - film actor Mohanlan
Thanks to the Marxists in our land.. They only believe in the language of blood .. They seem to forget the famous adage, "vaaleduthavan valaal.." ( those who use the sword to kill others, will also get killed by it..)
By terrorising the civilised people in society who desire peace, they continue throw their weight around .. How long can they continue scaring the people with their daadaagiri ?
It took just a single woman, Mamata Banerjee to chase these daadaas out of West bengal single handedly.. !!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
It is a sad state of affairs.. But that is how people make quick money ( which also goes out as quickly as it came ..)
I am reminded of two cases, one of K M Cherian from Thayyil family of Tiruvalla. He had taken about 850 acres of temple land on lease for 60 years from the Zamorin of Calicut in 1943, before India got independence. The terms of th lease was this, for the first thirty years about Rs 300 will be paid each year to govt and for the next 30 years at the rate of Rs. 500 annually.
Do not know what happened whether it was selective amnesia or intentional, Instead of remembering to return the land back to govt of the Devaswam after 60 years, ie by 2003, K M Cherian distributed it among his children and sold part of it, as if the public govt land belonged to his father. Government land was usurped by members of the Kandathil family for their personal benefit and well being, in violation of the lease deed.
luckily reporters of India Vison got hold of the original lease deed of the Zamorin and took the matter to court. The Kerala High Court had ruled against the Kandathil family asking them to return the 850 acres of leased land to the Kerala State Dewaswom Board. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/article3414348.ece
Do not know from where they will get the 850 cres of land, and how many people have bought land from KM Cherian and his sons and were deceived. What forgery has been committed by K M Cherian and his sons to sell temple land to private individuals.
In 1995, T John, a MLC In Karnataka Govt and a Congress member had purchased about 450 acres of Jamma land , originally given on lease only to cultivate Cardamom from one Mr Emmanuel who claimed that the land belonged to him. T John already sold part of it and distributed the rest to his sons. The Karnataka Court after listening to a PIL filed against this, has asked that the land be taken over by Govt. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/article2802822.ece
Why do people do such blunders knowing very well that any land deal has to be studied and restudied well before making any decision.
Or is it wilful negligence thinking that greasing some palms in future can "right" all such misdeeds ??
The strength and potential of democracy, rule of the people, by the people and for the people should not be forgotten .. Anybody trying to circumvent the system will be taken to task ..
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Monday, May 07, 2012
The endless commuting time from one end of the city to the other, the acute shortage of good accommodation units, the over bearing presence of real estate builders and land mafia to catch cut-throat profits and the scarcity of water staring at their face make Bangalore a difficult proposition to invest and setup businesses in the coming days .. The infusion of black money of almost 1200 crores INR into the Indian real estate industry over last year, a great proportion of it to the booming Bangalore city to catch the attention of Dept or Revenue Intelligence, Income Tax Dept are all issues that plague this city as much as it does any other in the country.
The scarcity of water is one fear that is immediately staring at the people of this city which houses the head offices of some of the biggest MNC names from within and outside the country.
In the Marathahalli and Whitefield areas ( North East Bangalore) where land is also precious and huge multiple high rises have come up, water scarcity is very acute. Some of the residential owners are even contemplating leaving their luxurious flats built by some of the finest names in real estate builders of South India and moving out to areas where Cauvery water ( South West of Bangalore city is Cauvery river) is available. These huge highrise buildings even though they have water treatment plants for sewage water treatment, have been unsuccessful in fully meeting their own recycling requirements, forget about the requirements elsewhere.
With the ever depleting water table with recharging done during the monsoon months from June to Sept., completely inadequate to charge up the water table to at least about 60% of the previous year, a deep sense of anxiety and fear looms large over the people of this city who have spent a fortune purchasing luxurious flats from builders falling innocent prey to their massive marketing and advertisement gimmicks and promises of access to huge reservoirs of freshwater all throughout the year.
These builders need to be taken to task for their false promises to ensure that future buyers do not get fooled any more.
Pl read this article .. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/247525/water-dearth-stares-22-lakh.html
Also it is said that the storm water drainage collection, to charge the water tables is completely inadequate in the city.
Effective water conservation strategies and cost based usage policies ( even for borewell water) for citizens across the city, coupled with strict implementation and monitoring of rain water harvesting systems across the city, effective water treatment plants in big high rises with more than 25 flats and Industries with heavy consumption of water like soft drinks bottling plants, there are a few in the city and suburbs, to treat and recycle sewage water, effectively utilising storm water drainage to charge the water table across the city and outside city limits are all matters which have to be taken up in right earnest by the civic authorities as well as the public to make Bangalore livable at least for the next ten years and beyond.
The extremely important role of NGOs along with the civic authot\rites to sensitise Industries and public of the importance of conserving water, its proper usage and recycling, monitor and sustain measures to conserve existing resources, is beyond any explanation.
Readers comments at improving this infrastructure is welcome.
Saturday, May 05, 2012
How in his home town he grew up, met his love and finally goes back to take the final rest, and is laid to rest under the old oak tree on which he used to play when he was young ..
The narration of the experience is very touching .. the song ends with the sad old padre coming to pray at his grave under the old oak tree beneath the green green grass of home !!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5IABqwVO2U&feature=related 1969 recording
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnGPmlXDJNI&NR=1&feature=endscreen 1989 recording
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EvUHnm43wY&feature=related 2009 recording ..
Friday, May 04, 2012
We hear of lot of rich people in society who acquire wealth, legally , illegally, inherit from their parents, some make it fair with innovation and so on. This article is on two individuals, one a small fry and another a great individual..
I wish to mention of a spoilt brat from Bangalore, whose father used all dubious means including liquor to make money and who now isfacing a tough time protecting all the ill-gotten wealth.
Burdened by his lavish, glamorous lifestyle, the small time richie-rich from Bangalore, Vijay Mallya is about to sell his UB (United Breweries) Towers in the heart of the city.
His father Vithal Mallya, by manufacturing and selling liquor had made money and had grabbed prime property in different parts of the city. Quite natural, human weakness..
Now the law of nature has to catch up.. ie. the first generation innovates and makes wealth, the second generation just maintains and partly throws it off ( happening to Vijay) and the third generation squanders it and goes back to square one.
An exception is John D. Rockefeller (1839 to 1937), a teetotaller and firm believer in God .... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._Rockefeller
Quote from wikipedia :
Rockefeller spent the last 40 years of his life in retirement. His fortune was mainly used to create the modern systematic approach of targeted philanthropy with foundations that had a major effect on medicine, education, and scientific research.
His foundations pioneered the development of medical research, and were instrumental in the eradication of hookworm and yellow fever. He is also the founder of both the University of Chicago and Rockefeller University. : unquote ..
Rockefeller made his first billion dollars in 1910, hundred years back (when there was no proper communications, transportation system, computers, Internet and comfort and convenience of today ..) and considering inflation, he is considered to be the richest person in history. ( at 2007 value his wealth is estimated to be $ 700 billion, he can buy Bill Gates and Buffet six times over..) Almost all his wealth he returned back to society. From age 58 to 98 he continued his targeted philanthropy ..
He supported India with the PL-470 programme in the late 60s and early 70s by giving free wheat, milk powder to Asia and Africa when we were faced with great famine and hunger.
A 1934 New York Times article on Rockefeller's philanthropy ..
The history of John D Rockefeller ..
The wikipedia link on John D Rockefeller .
In our society and in Kerala too, we see abkari, liquor salesmen, cashew merchants, real estate builder mafia, PWD Engineer-contractor nexus, coal mafia flaunting their newly acquired affluence, Nouveau_riche .. Law of nature has to catch up with them like it is to Vijay Mallya now..
Other than being a faithful follower of the ruling party and one who has stood by the party through times thick and thin, Pranab Mukherjee has no other qualities worth mentioning. Like Pratibha Patil, he also will be an extra baggage and liability for the country in its forward march to the forefront of the comity of nations.
If not his actions, his language will certainly floor his Western counterparts. It will definitely be a massacre of the English language with his own version of Benglish ( Bengali + English). It definitely will lead to a communication paralysis in the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
On the other hand, Hamid Ansari was an IFS officer and is the present Vice President. Padma Shri Dr Ansari is the author of the book, Travelling through conflict and has edited another book on Iran. Has very good international exposure and is a very reserved intellectual. Being from a minority community, some communal leaders have raised objection to his elevation as President. K R Narayanan, was the other retired IFS officer who served as an earlier Indian President. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Hamid_Ansari
Politics should not be the criterion to decide on the post of President. On the other hand ability, reputation, intellectual prowess and personal integrity should be the qualities on which the next President is chosen. Political lineage will only be a burden to the country.
For the sake of the country and its people, hope the political parties will understand this. Why not Scientists U R Rao / C N R Rao or senior retired bureaucrats like T N Seshan KPS Menon or litterateurs or an Industrialist of integrity like Ratan Tata ?
Responding to the recent decision by the Supreme Court and Govt to auction2G spectrum, the Cellphone Operators Association of India have threatened that this will raise the cellphone rates..
Spectrum is a national resource to be shared by the Indian public and not looted by the Cellphone operators.
Hon Minister Kapil Sibal ji, pl go ahead with the recommendations of TRAI.
Cellphone Operators are just resorting to arm twisting tactics, please do not get unduly worried. If cellphone rates have to increase, let it for the time being. Someone among them, last time it was Tata Docomo, this time we do not know who, someone will resort to low cost innovation offering once again 1p/sec or 1p/2sec offer ..let us take the bull by the horns .. !!
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
The ongoing investigations into the 2G, CWG, tatra, Mining, real estate deals and Adarsh, just the tip of the iceberg, has sent the right signals to the corrupt officials of the defence forces and the corrupt bureaucrats and politicians to refrain from such actions. It is a heartening fact to note that these corrupt officers will have to face the consequences of law and the law will chase them to their grave .. Beware ..
There is a limit to the hypocrisy one can play in the name of defending the country with one's blood and on the other side looting the nation dry and thin ..
Great going the legal system !! Judicial activism is sending the corrupt to run for cover .. Politicians are getting restless at Anna hazare and Baba ramdev getting to the limelight again and are getting upset at the truth and facts being spoken by them .. The Politicians are also getting scared of the thought of being the servants of the common man and are finding their new positions in society where they are treated with utter contempt and disdain, a bit too much to digest .. These self serving parasites of society are a bigger threat than either Pakistan or China to India .
Anna Hazare and Bab Ramdev will never run short of supporters in this scenario ! This is not meant to discourage sincere officers, but they should gather courage and expose corrupt elements in the Defence forces. See that they are court martialled and ejected out of the system early before they can do much damage to it. Whatever respect people had for defence officers is being wasted by these corrupt elements ..
An inactive good man will do the harm of a thousand active evil men ..
It is said that corruption eats 2% off our GDP. Can we allow that to happen, in the name of protecting the corrupt, rich, influential and famous. After all finally it is my or OUR MONEY which is running the whels of government administration ..
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
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