A picture that describes me best :-)

Bombs and MORE bombs in Hyderabad

25 August 2007: Two very powerful bomb blasts hit the city of Nizams late evening at the Famous Lumbini park around 7.45 pm and another at the Gokul Chat eatery around the same time. We don't know for sure, who are responsible for the bombings. The Chief Minister's office have condemned the bombings and govt officials confirmed that this is the hand of terrorist groups. Police investigative teams claim that RDX were used in the bombings.

At least 36 to 40 people have lost their lives in the incident and around 70 people were injured. The incident came just after the bombing of the Famous Mecca Masjid on 18 May 2007 here in the City.

Police speculation say that a couple of the RDX chemicals presumably used by the terrorists are still out there. Investigations also claim that there were two explosives found in public places which didn't go off.

My Mizo friends in Hyderabad are confirmed to be safe from harm. Though some did plan to go to Lumbini park in the same evening, but dropped the idea due to the weather.

26 August 2007: The police have found 19 unexploded bombs in Hyderabad a day after at least 40 people were killed in blasts Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy blamed on terrorists based in Bangladesh or Pakistan. New Delhi has sent extra police and special bomb detection equipment to Hyderabad

Be safe. God bless

Why I hate Journalist who do a bad job / The dirt war on religion

"In a scathing attack on Christians, Swami Kripalanandji of Giri Parampara in Tripura alleged thatmissionaries were behind extremist activities in the Northeast states and that there were 19 outfits conducting activities in the region, mainly targeting Hindus. ``Those who refuse to convert are tortured or killed,'' he alleged. ``In the past few years, more than 18 Vaishnav ashrams run by Hindus in Tripura have been demolished by the Christians, while those who dominate the upper classes, force people to adopt Christianity,'' he asserted.

The saint also denied any Government support and said that the Communist Government in Tripura offered no help to them. And while it was impossible for Hindus to live in Kohima, laborers in the tea gardens there have to follow the diktat of the missionaries. Apart from that, in Mizoram, where the Christians are the majority, 35,000 were ostracized from their caste for not adopting Christianity."

This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. And this is why I hate reporters who do a bad job. Well mr.journalist-man let me point something to you:

  • First thing is, there aren't that many Hindus among the Mizos to be "ostracized".
  • Secondly, the few devotees who are in Mizoram (mostly people who come from outside the state) live in harmony with the local people. One great example is, there is a Big Hindu temple next to a Christian minister (Member of Legislature) and here every important Hindu festivals are conducted.
I have seen in many instances that people throw dirt at the North-Eastern states of the country just because they don't know whats in there. If I were asked to comment on this report, I would definitely say this reporter is either very lazy OR he is pro-hinduism!!

Why do we have to fight with dirt. Lets take pillows instead!!!

We are all Indians

We are all Indians?
Arre Yaar! Are your sure?

Just the other day, i was with my friend buying somethings from the store, when a man walked up to us... Cleared his throat and came out with the most fake accent i have ever heard "excuse me, which country?"
At that point i would love to give my friend the credit of being patient enough to explain the details of 'his' country to a man who thinks he knows more just because he speaks Hindi. Being more similar to the Chinese side of descent, me and my friends get a lot of hu-has from my fellow Indians.
Its a shame for the country when the people doesn't recognize their own fellow citizens. Just because your brother wears different clothes does not imply he is no more your brother. We should recognize the fact that there are so many things different in each one of us, that makes us all very human. If one day we all look and feel the same way, then that is the day we come out of a production line.
We should all learn to respect each other. By saying this, i have definitely tried my part. I have tried (alot) to get along with people who dress properly but have DIRTY Feet. Believe me, i have tried.

Community in the 21st Century / Free Softwares

Mankind first lived in groups to protect themselves from Wild animals and enemies. They lived in groups to support themselves. Well that community has evolved over the centuries. In the 21st Century what is the community or society doing for mankind. Well i've just come across a speech by Eben Moglen (professor of law and general counsel for the Free Software Foundation) , an interesting speech at the Plone conference. Plone is an open source content management system (dont know much about it either)… The talk addresses free software and community in the 21st century.

Take a look and see. (It runs 65 minutes with a transcript here)

In The Light by DC TALK

I kept humming this song today. Didn't realize how the
lyrics really relate to me. The song is worth having an
introspection on. Try it

I keep trying to find a life
On my own, apart from You
I am the king of excuses
I've got one for every selfish thing I do

What's going on inside of me?
I despise my own behavior
This only serves to confirm my suspicions
That I'm still a man in need of a Savior

I wanna be in the Light
As You are in the Light
I wanna shine like the stars in the heavens
Oh, Lord be my Light and be my salvation
Cause all I want is to be in the Light
All I want is to be in the Light

The disease of self runs through my blood
It's a cancer fatal to my soul
Every attempt on my behalf has failed
To bring this sickness under control

Lord, I'm still a man in need of a Savior

Quotes I like

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)

Act in the valley so that you need not fear those who stand on the hill.
Danish proverb

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.
Christopher Darlington Morley (1890-1957)

Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.
James R. Cook