Neighbours


Shame

I know many don’t understand when I keep raising this issue. Why is it so important?

It’s important to me because thousands of my countrymen have died for those lines. It’s our nations boundaries. Please respect it.

I can understand if foreigners can’t accept it but what about Indians?

Look at the cover of this book, Reintegrating India with the World Economy,  by T. N. Srinivasan and Suresh D. Tendulkar.

Well done guys, give it way. I guess it’s just rocks and sand for you.

Listen to this – “US caused the Nandigram killings”, “CIA running a media-syndicate in Kerala”. Stop smiling .. its serious.. its the latest intelligence report from CPM(ya its our own communist party).

US intelligence agency sponsoring a “media syndicate” in God’s Own Country to drive wedges into the Left, and destroy the VS Achuthanandan government in the state.“If what our intelligence reports say on such activity is found serious enough, the Central Government would be informed,” VS Achuthanandan.[Indian Express Report]

What does he mean by our intelligence reports?Is it KGB? May be, but this time it could be Kerala Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti and not Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti. Stop blaming and try to so something useful for the Nation. Let the Intelligence work be done by RAW. We didnt elect you to do make baseless comments like this.

VS also added that he would “neither deny nor confirm”

Well watch out they might even come out with the news that MI6 cause India’s exit from the Wordcup so that England has a chance.

The Reports – Economic Times News – CPM blames US for Nandigram(you would require an IndiaTimes ID to view the news)

Indian Express News – God’s Own Country fights ‘CIA demon’

(cross posted here)

Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel are among my favorite and I’m like glued to these channels for hours. Lately i was watching the show where they show the construction and other details of this M6A1 Tank of the U.S. Armed Forces.

I was totally glued to the program and i enjoyed the program about these mean machine.

Towards the end there was this statement that totally got me off guard. It was the concluding line of the program and it went like this – “.. and Its ready to be deployed over-seas!!!” 😮 .. what the hell.

Aren’t these things meant to protect once own home land or is it to destroy someone else’s overseas. Now i’m thinking twice of watching these programs. If its meant to display the arsenal and military strength of some country run by stupid politicos who fool their people when wrecking the peace at some distant place, No Way, i got better use with my time.

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Now you know!!!

Any ideas which newspaper this is from??

CIDS from IndiaI must admit, I’m a big fan of CSI Miami and CSI Las Vegas. The death of Pakistan Coach Bob Woolmer is the ideal time to launch CSI Jamaica.

I think India should send a CSI team lead by two Malayalee CIDs of the Tamil Nadu police who have proved themselves before in America. CID Sub Inspector Dasan and CID Constable Vijayan.

We at the Mutiny have learned that they are carrying dummies of Bob and the Pakistanis to do a drop test.

That India is an emerging power has never been as evident as it is now! The powers that be are eager to invite India to be part of a new security arrangement.
Quoting from the Australian

The Japanese Government and US Vice-President Dick Cheney are keen to include the growing economic and military power of India in the already enhanced “trilateral” security arrangements, locking together the three most powerful democracies of the Asia-Pacific region.

The common enemy? China ofcourse:

India’s military power, economic growth and geographic position would significantly offset China’s emerging power, which is of concern to many in the Bush administration.

Apparently, the US and Japan are really pushing for this new alignment. And now that a historic security declaration between Japan and Australia has been signed, security, intelligence and military relations are at the highest level they have been since World War II! But still, this is not enough for the world powers. They want India.

But if nations are eager to gang up against China, it’s China’s own fault. Speaking from India point of view…well, India knows she has to join this gang, and quickly. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if India herself has been quietly working to persuade the US to push for this. So what is China doing that is a cause for worry for India?

Remember that visit of Chinese premier in April 2005? Then, and more recently in late 2006, China said that it did not accept Arunachal Pradesh as Indian Territory. You can also read what the Wiki has to say about this issue.
Also, China does not support India’s claims on Kashmir and nor on Sikkim.
China continues to supply missiles to Pakistan. China ofcourse denies this vehemently but the Americans say that they have the proof.
Pakistan is not the only country China is cosying up to. It has defence agreements with
Nepal, Myanmar, and Bangladesh as well.

Oh, and China is helping Pakistan with Gwadar port as a base for its navy, although now there seem to be some disagreements over the finances. China is doing something similar in Sri Lanka as well! It has concluded an initial agreement worth US$360 million for the construction of the Hambantota harbour in southern Sri Lanka.

Then there are also those who firmly believe that China clandestinely supports secessionist movements in the north-east of India, although no hard proof has been found.

Is it any wonder then that China has increased it’s defence budget this year by 18 percent? It needs plenty of moolah to support all these activities. Activities which are a threat to India. Its staring at us in the face. China has already surrounded India.

The Chinese are doing what they feel is best for their country. They want to be supreme in Asia and India is a strong contender to the position. Besides this, there are other little pinpricks. China hates it that India is giving refuge to the Dalai Lama and therefore to Tibet.

The United States is as worried about China as India is. No, much more. China is getting powerful, not just militarily but also economically. Goldman Sachs has predicted that China will overtake the United States economically by 2039. A pretty scary prospect for the US huh? And for us too. We are surrounded on three sides by hostile countries. Pakistan, China and Bangladesh. We need friends – friends like Australia and Japan.

(Photo sourced from the bbc)

China is making headlines around the world today and it’s not because of its growing economic clout but because of its growing intolerance towards corruption. Yeah, one should not compare India and China, because the main difference between the two countries is in it’s governance. We are a democratic nation and right now have a coalition government with partners that need to be pleased. China on the other hand can do whatever she wants, but still I cannot help comparing because corruption is a subject close to my heart.

China has actually sacked almost 100,000 members of the Communist Party for corruption! Whew. A hundred thousand! Here sacking even one person raises such a storm!
A quote from a Business Week article:

Gan Yisheng, vice secretary of the party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, told a news conference that 97,260 members of Communist Party were punished, and that more than 80 percent of them took bribes and violated the party’s financial and economic rules…the cases include China’s former top statistician Qiu Xiaohua, who is accused of taking bribes and having more than one wife. Besides Qiu, the other high-profile case that stunned Chinese political circles was the arrest last year of Shanghai’s former Communist Party chief Chen Liangyu, detained in a pension fund scandal that has ensnared more than a dozen officials and business executives.

Well, our approach in India appears quite lame compared to this. An approach I guess in tune with a democracy?? We have committees and panels and thats how it all begins. In fact, just a few days ago a part of the report of the government appointed Reforms Commission headed by Congress leader Veerappa Moily was released.  Moily has been busy trying to spearhead all kinds of reforms in the Government and this includes Ethics in governance. A quote:

In a slew of recommendations aimed at introducing a generous dose of ethics in governance, the Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) has pushed for constitutional amendments to bar mid-stream realignment of parties in a coalition, let the President decide on defections and empower citizens to file cases to recover loss of public money due to corruption.
It has also made out a case against the “peculiar” practice of the judiciary playing a singularly important role in appointing judges and backed the demand for a National Judicial Council with powers to appoint and remove judges

Sound really good doesn’t it? But are these recommendations going to see the light of day? We know how easily recommendations that don’t suit the government are set aside, like the recommendations of the National Knowledge Commission on the Reservation Policy. And as the news report goes on to say:

This is the Commission’s fourth report to the government; there has been no official word on the fate of the previous three. The reports, commissioned by the department of administrative reforms, have been sent to the ministries concerned for their comments. Monday’s report will have to go through this process too.

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry!

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