Friday, February 8, 2008

the Insider Outsider story:the truth behind the politics

How will you explain the events that have unfolded last week in Bombay oops.... Mumbai .Out of the blues, Raj Thackerey has suddenly become a politician ,with all that free publicity. I wonder the media would have shown the same frenzy if he would have sat on hunger strike for the farmers of Vidharbha. Any way let us leave that introspection to the media.

I find the whole incident bizarre and disgusting. But is it so? Hang on what is the politics behind it.Well according to political analyst like me, there are different theories to the whole incident.

Theory one:

Raj Thackerey was in desperate look out for some political ground after his split from Shiv Sena hence attack people from North India, especially the icon, Amitabh Bacchan .

Why Amitabh Bacchan : Immediate publicity

By doing this he will be accepted among the Marathi speaking people and party workers

Will be galvanized who were otherwise living a dormant life. By hijacking the political stand of shiv sena Raj Thackrey becomes the new leader for Marathis.

Theory two:

The relationship between the Congress and N.C.P are not cordial at the moment and recent meeting of Sharad Panwar and Shiv Sena Chief Bala Sahib in one function must have raised alarm bells among the Congress think tank so two parties,Congress and Raj Thackerey's party design a plan , a multiple arrow aimed at Shiv Sena, N.C.P.A deal with Raj Thackerey and Congress is Struck where the Congress Govt lets Raj Thackrey and his merry men go on rampage by not arresting them.

Raj Thackerey becomes hero of Marathi cause thus stealing the plank from shiv sena and N.C.P which are predominantly Marathi based parties.In forth coming Lok Sabha Elections the Marathi votes will be split among N.C.P, Shiv Sena and Raj thackrey party thus increasing the electoral chances congress Party. The Congress with this incident alienates the north Indians from joining Shiv sena.

Who cares about the nation.

The fact of the matter is the Economic boom Mumbai would not have been possible

Without the cheap labour available in the form of North Indians.

The irony is the Bollywood which is predominantly Hindi cinema and which provides bread and butter to Marathis and north Indians alike depends on the audience from Hindi heartland.

It is High time North Indians look for there own film city in north India wherever it may be then only these politicians will understand what it means by divisive politics

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Mussoorie In Winters

Mussoorie in Winters

Mussoorie is a fascinating hill-station town abundant in flora and fauna with panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan snow ranges in north east and a amazing view of the Doon valley and shivalik mountains especially the glittering of the lights at nights. It a quite sleepy town during winters which begin from late October to mid February.
The occasional snowfall in winters covers the town in white blanket of snow. The town is also known as “Honeymoon Capital of India.
According to historians the place got its name from a widespread plant “Mansur” found in the region in abundance.
It has a colonial past and is supposed to be discovered by a Military Captain named Young during British Raj. The agreed date is 1827.He laid the foundation site for a resort called Mullingar hotel. Which is now inhabited by locals.
The area of the town is approx 64.25 Sq. Km with the altitude of 2005.5 metres (6500 ft.).The population of the town is 30,000 approx. which recedes during winters as most of the residential schools close for winter vacation.
The temperature during winter can dip to freezing,but generally the days are quite warm and sunny.(You are advised to carry warm clothes during winters in general.
Mussoorie is conveniently connected to the road by Delhi and other major cities .The rail head is Dehradun 35 Km from mussoorie . The winding journey from Dehradun is nearly 1 hour by taxi or bus.
If you are traveling from Delhi then there are few trains which reach directly to Dehradun.

Train No Train Name
349 Amritsar Fast (Psgr.)Dehradun to Amritsar
3010 Howrah Express. Dehradun to Howrah
4114 Link ExpressDehradun to Allahabad
9020 Mumbai ExpressDehradun to Mumbai
4042 Mussoorie ExpressDehradun to Delhi
2010 Shatabdi ExpressDehradun to Delhi
2056 Jan ShatabdiDehradun to Delhi
4310 Ujjain ExpressDehradun to Ujjain
4266 Janta ExpressDehradun to Varanasi
4318 Indore ExpressDehradun to Indore
3014 Upasana Express
5006 Gorakhpur ExpressDehradun to Gorakhpur
4266 Kathgodam with Janta Express to Kathgodam 2 Coaches
9266 Uttaranchal ExpressDehradun to Okha
0001 D.L.S.
4320 Dehradun to Kathgodam (weekly)

The reason for visiting Mussoorie in winters is that is less crowded, as in summers the domestic tourists throng the town to beat the heat in of the plains and the hotels are very cheap during the winter month.
You will get well furnished room as less as Rs 250/-

Winterline view from Mussoorie
The winterline is best viewed from two places in the world ,One is in Switzerland; the other is in Mussoorie, India. You can witness the natures art during the month of mid Oct to mid January. Each evening as the sun sets behind the valley you can watch the winterline a black/gray line in the sky, which is the false horizon.The line separates the gray, air of our atmosphere from the wonderful reddish orange/pink sky. You can witness it best from the chic -chocalate shop in kulri bazaar ,but it will be available throughout the mall road.
The other attraction is the rhesus macaques and langurs who tread fearlessly in the ton forriaging for leftover by tourists.
If you are lucky snowfall will be another attraction for you in winters.

India Launches 2500 dollar car

THursday 10 08

Tata Motors CEO Mr. Ratan Tata launched its small segment car NANO priced at Rs 1,00,000/- at the Auto expo at Pragati Maidan,New Delhi amidst fanfare and tumultous applause.The CEO Stated that it was a promise that he had kept with the nation,quote"Promise is a Promise".the small segment car will be supported by 624 cc engine and with the mileage of 22 km/per litre.He added by saying that it will meet the euro 4 norms off emmission much to the respite of environmentalists.he said"they can sleep peacefully now.Talking of his dream he recalled the time when he saw a family of four riding a scooter.he dedicated the car to common man today.The production will be starting soon he adressed the gallery of media present and thanked the people at tata motors for fulfilling his dream.
with this car India has heralded a new age in the auto industry.the launch was greeted with thunderous applause by the audience present at the expo.Mr.Ratan Tata said this car is the reply to his critics and competetitors alike.


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Chuk De India(cricket)

Well who would have thought that Dhoni and his men in blue will do it after 83 once again. Add Video

I still rember the excitement of 83 world cup when kapil dev gave us the first taste of the world cup.This win in 2007 is even sweeter because it comes after the debacle of world cup in west indies.That to by young unknown side.

The best thing which I liked about the team was calmness of Dhoni and the sheer agressive approach of the players.That is young India for you.

It seems like a fairy tale for likes of Dhoni who rise from small towns to the glory.

The best part of the win was that nobody believed in them but for themselves.

Congratulation to the Team India and Dhoni.

well Done

My only worry now is that the victory would not make them overconfident and they lose the sight of the future,and with all that money being showered on them god knows what would be going in their brains.

BCCI should now look towards small towns that is where the real passion
for the game is.Make small cricket academy or workshops in these towns.I am sure it will benefit cricket and the nation.

the moral of this win

is team first,

united we stand.

in the end Ihave only to say

Chuck De India

India Innings

Total: 157 for 5 in 20.0 overs Run Rate: 7.85 Extras : 6 (b - 0, w - 4, nb - 1, lb - 1, Penalty - 0)
Fall of wickets:1/25 (Yusuf Pathan 2.4 ov.), 2/40 (Robin Uthappa 5.4 ov.), 3/103 (Yuvraj Singh 13.3 ov.), 4/111 (MS Dhoni 15.2 ov.), 5/130 (Gautam Gambhir 18 ov.)

Pakistan innings

Total: 152 for 10 in 19.3 overs Run Rate: 7.79 Extras : 12 (b - 1, w - 6, nb - 1, lb - 4, Penalty - 0)

Fall of wickets:1/2 (Mohammad Hafeez 0.5 ov.), 2/26 (Kamran Akmal 2.3 ov.), 3/53 (Imran Nazir 5.4 ov.), 4/65 (Younus Khan 8.3 ov.), 5/76 (Shoaib Malik 11.3 ov.), 6/77 (Shahid Afridi 11.4 ov.), 7/104 (Yasir Arafat 16 ov.), 8/138 (Sohail Tanvir 18 ov.), 9/141 (Umar Gul 18.5 ov.), 10/152 (Misbah-ul-Haq 19.3 ov.)