This is an interesting news item I just came across.. something that in inspiring and brings up hope! Is it a beginning that will have a long future? One thing that this group will have to guide against is that this party doesnt become an elitist group of some egotistic IITians or elitist intellectuals – as many organizations I have seen become. Otherwise the claim “politicians of today are no longer the voice of the common man” maybe true of this party as well!
Seems like Mani Rathnam’s Yuva is getting off the reels. Five IITians, all in their 20s, have decided to take up mainstream politics. The youths, based in Jodhpur, will be in the city to campaign for their national party, “ Paritrana” , which was launched in Jodhpur on Friday.After reading the speech of Indian Prez on this blog here is a mail my friend, Raj, sent me:
We have so much going for us, so many success stories, so much good work
going on.. then where do we lose? Why is everything still a struggle in
India? What basic trait / fundamental requirement (if any) are we
The question is an important one.. and something that needs to be addressed in all its aspects. These are my thoughts on this subject.
There is a book – “<a href='http://Mystery of Capital‘>Mystery of Capital” by Hernando de Soto. He is a Peuvian Economist who has challenged the conventional thought about poor people and why Capitalism seems to be such a success in the West and NOT in the developing countries. His arguments are eye-opening! I have read summarized version of his entire book.. will read the book soon too..
Do hot women check out men? Here is an article from Hindustan Times on comments from Indian actresses:
If you thought it is only a ‘man’s thing’ to admire body luscious beauties, think again! Women no longer want to be left behind. They want to ‘scope-out’ beefcakes and admit as much.
Generation-X bombshells claim that they are bold enough and see no hassle in making a pass at a good-looking hunk if required. … read more
Two blondes were walking through the woods and they came to some tracks. The first blonde said “These look like deer tracks.” and the other one said: “No they look like moose tracks.” They argued and argued for a while and they were still arguing when the train hit them.
To err is human; effective mayhem requires the root password!
A wealthy man came home from a gambling trip and told his wife that he had lost their entire fortune and that they’d have to drastically alter their life-style.
“If you’ll just learn to cook,” he said, “we can fire the chef.”
“Okay,” she said. “And if you learn how to make love, we can fire the gardener.”
Dont know whether this is true or not.. but it is HILLARIOUS! So here goes:
CALCUTTA’s Telegraph has got hold of an answer paper of a candidate at therecent UPSC examinations. The candidate has written an essay on the Indiancow:
“The cow is a successful animal. Also he is quadrupud, and because he is female, he give milk,but will do so when he is got child.
He is same like God,sacred to Hindus and useful to man.But he has got four legs together.Two are forward and two are afterwards.
“His whole body can be utilised for use. More so the milk. What can it do?Various ghee, butter,cream, curd, why and the condensed milk and so forth.Also he is useful to cobbler, watermans and mankind generally.
“His motion is slow only because he is of asitudinious species. Also hisother motion is much useful to trees, plants as well as making flat cakes inhand and drying in the sun. Cow is the only animal that extricates his feedingafter eating. Then afterwards she chew with his teeth whom are situated inthe inside of the mouth. He is incessantly in the meadows in the grass.
“His only attacking and defending organ is the horn, specially so when he is got child. This is done by knowing his head whereby he causes the weaponsto be paralleled to the ground of the earth and instantly proceed with great velocity forwards.
“He has got tails also, but not like similar animals. It has hairs on theother end of the other side. This is done to frighten away the flies whichalight on his cohoa body whereupon he gives hit with it.The palms of his feet are soft unto the touch. So the grasses head is notcrushed. At night time have poses by looking down on the ground and he shoutshis eyes like his relatives, the horse does not do so.
“This is the cow.”P.S.: We are informed that the candidate passed the exam.
This is an interesting exampleof a TOTAL NON-ENTITY in world of cricket.. chastising one of the Greatest All rounder EVER in the world cricket!
This is the sad state of our polity and India’s analysts. .. they have little or no understanding of any topic.. but would comment in short one-liners.. as if they hold top knowledge!
The Oracle of Omaha is at it again! He is raising concerns on the ways of the US economy… and how the economy could be headed for disaster… not just here.. but around the world! I think what I found intriguing was the point on “Political Turmoil”! Wonder what he meant about that!
The U.S. trade deficit is a bigger threat to the domestic economy than either the federal budget deficit or consumer debt and could lead to “political turmoil,” billionaire investor Warren Buffett has warned.
“Right now, the rest of the world owns $3 trillion US more of us than we own of them,” Buffett told business students and faculty at the University of Nevada in Reno.
“In my view, it will create political turmoil at some point. Pretty soon, I think there will be a big adjustment,” he said without elaborating.Where others see “Fall from Grace”.. I see the FIRST fissures within Al Qaeda! While Zawahiri in Iraq is hell bent on fighting US forces and their Iraqi workers.. (which does include suicide attacks on civilians as critical part of the strategy!), Osama here stresses otherwise! He talks of not killing of Muslims BY Muslims! Now that is significant in my view!Second, to think that Osama is in the hills is a bit naive! The last guy who was caught in Pakistan – that SECOND No.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
This Japanese crisis with Livedoor is getting weirder! Now this exec related to Livedoor has been killed! This is getting scary out there in the east!
An executive of a Japanese securities firm involved in takeover deals by the high-profile Internet startup Livedoor has been found dead, police say.
The executive, Hideaki Noguchi, 38, was found dead on the southern island of Okinawa, according to Kyodo news agency, quoting police in a report Thursday. Authorities said tests would be needed to confirm the cause of death.
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