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Why no terror strike in US post 9/11 while we have???

This is the question that every one asks and blame it on police, security and int agencies. True, that we have been attacked umpteen number of times and have some how not able to curb this. But comparing it with situation in US is tad harsh. We are India and not US. Ponder on under mentioned points and you will realize why………..

1. Our politicians are lame duck (fattu aur chutiye) and they don’t have will to curb this menace of terrorism. The vote bank card is played at every single step. Interference with functioning of security agencies further weakens them.

2. US is lucky not to have “good neighbours” like us.

3. US security forces don’t have to man their borders. India has LoC, LAC, IB and porous borders to Nepal and Bangladesh. 70% of our resources are deployed to keep an eye on these boundaries. Thousands km of boundary being manned by few thousand men. The forces are overstretched yet they have been doing very good job. If you have been on borders, you ll realize that no matter how much force you put there will be gaps and thus infiltration.

4. No sync between state and center. Our governments are too busy in playing blame game.

5. India’s demography is very diversified than US and meddling by local gunda to politicians is at every level.

6. We don’t have stringent laws and existing one are toothless.

7. Our leaders lack the will to tackle terrorism. They want to keep it lingering so that it acts as a tool for them in their petty politics.

8. We as people only make complaints and don’t really feel for NATION. I can bet that more than 70% of populace is not interested in what is going in our nation. The attitude of Indifference. When we become victim, we Cry. In US, citizens are more law abiding and patriotic.

9. We are reluctant to participate in Democratic process and then keep on cribbing for remaining time. The day we will have voting% more than 75, automatically good candidates will enter assembly or parliament.

10. We are too soft state. We are wary of bold decisions. In US or Israel, citizens consider themself to be soldier and don’t get bog down by the terrorist demands or acts. They believe in crushing it.

11. We have no value of human life. Its comes far too cheap in our nation. In US they value human life. So, we cry for one day and then forget everything. This is our beauty that we forget things very fast!!!

The day we realize that this nation which we call INDIA is constituted by us. The day we think to be an INDIAN first. The day we feel good for our nation and work towards building better INDIA. The day we decide to act rather than only react or want some one else to act on our behalf. That day we will be able to change the face and fate of our INDIA. Everyone of us must be part of nation building process.

Be the change you want to see.If you are not the part of solution then you are the problem. There is no mid way.

Jai Hind!

Corruption: The Bane of India and Anna Hazare

The support for Anna Hazare is growing with every passing day. The people have simmering anger and they are letting it out this time. The common sentiment is “Aakhiri Ladai hai, Chodhenge Nahin“.

It is time to wake up from deep slumber and demand corruption free India. As always I will harp on the role of youth as we form the backbone of this nation. We are going to be there in the decades to come and is our onus to decide as what type of India do we want.

This is a poem on which I stumbled from WAKE UP INDIA.

Corruption is spreading its roots,
Indiscipline is what it includes.
Usually it takes the form of bribe,
The word is enough in itself for the happening to describe.
It fills one’s mind with greed,
Thus makes the person a broken reed.
It fights against and kills the truth,
Changing the real meaning of forsooth.
It never does the work for humanity,
And leads a man to the path of profanity.
It makes a person blind,
He forgets the true path to find.
One wants his life to be luxurious,
For this, he chose the way of corruption instead of being tedious.
It makes one impatient so soon,
It is totally a bane not a boon.
So, lets take a pledge and raise a voice against corruption,
As it is one of the biggest threats to the nation!

Come On India…. Chak De!!!!!!!!!!!!

जानिब-ऐ-मंजिल

Yuvraj winnig shotThis is the poem written for Team India and lets hope that they continue their form and get the World Cup for us. All the best to Men In Blue.

पहला कदम बढाया तूने जानिब-ऐ-मंजिल
अब न रुकेगा और न ही थमेगा तू
किये बिना उसको हासिल!

मुश्किल है सफ़र
कठिन है राह
पर तू बढ़ता चल
जिस तरफ है तेरी चाह

तेरा सपना
तेरी हिम्मत
तेरे हौसले से
पथ प्रकाशित है
एकाग्र हो कर बढ़ता चल
जिस तरफ तेरी मंजिल है

मंजिल हासिल करने का एहसास
रास्ते के सब पीड मिटा देगा
तुझे विजयी बना देगा
अब खुद से किया वादा निभाना है
अपनी मंजिल को हर हाल में पाना है!!

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Rush for Virginity!

GOING UNDER the knife to reclaim virginity is a trend that seems to have shifted base from the Middle East to smaller Indian cities.

City doctors say that where almost 80 per cent of surgeries were conducted on those from the Middle East a few years ago, now women from small cities and towns in Maharashtra and neighbouring states – like Surat and Baroda – form the bulk.

If restructuring the hymen can help restructure lives after premarital sex, then hymenoplasty seems to be the right answer. The procedure involves creating a membrane about an inch into the vagina that resembles a natural hymen.

“I get occasional requests from young women who want to know about such procedures. Most of the requests come from small towns or some select communities, where virginity really counts,” said Dr Rishima Pai, gynaecologist with Lilavati and Jaslok hospital.

Virginity Lost“With awareness and easy availability, more women are coming forward, sometimes accompanied by family members,” said Dr Milind Wagh, cosmetic surgeon at Dr L.H.Hiranandani Hospital.

“Another reason for the growing trend maybe the costs involved. With the procedure coming for anything between Rs 25,000 and Rs 40,000, those from small town can afford it. The demand from these regions is more because acceptance levels of premarital sex is lower,” said Dr Mohan Thomas, cosmetic surgeon at Breach Candy Hospital.

“It is disturbing but true that women are expected to be the epitome of virtue. As long as it’s her decision, it’s fine. But family and societal expectations to make her appear ‘pure’ is unfair,” said Dr Sharita Shah, psychiatrist at Saifee, Bhatia and Hurkisondas hospitals.

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India wins CB Series

Feed from Daily Star

teamIndia survived a valiant fightback from Australia to win the second Commonwealth Bank final by nine runs and claim the series 2-0.

IndiaDefending a target of 259 after Sachin Tendulkar’s classy 91, India made a fine start as Praveen Kumar (four for 46) removed Adam Gilchrist – playing his final international innings – Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke.

IndiateamMatthew Hayden (55) and Andrew Symonds (42) put on 89 and James Hopes (63) threatened to see Australia home until Irfan Pathan struck twice in the final over.

team1Man of the Match—- Pravin Kumar 4 for 46

कंगारू को घर में घुस कर धोया……….. या हू!!

Report from Hindustan Times

IndiateamThese moments come hard in a cricketer’s career. Going to Australia and winning a tournament must have began as a distant dream for Dhoni’s men, but it turned out to be a reality. India clinched the humdinger of a second final against Australia and with it, won a one-day tournament for the first time in 22 years. Irfan Pathan finished the game off with two wickets in the final over to give India hard-fought victory at Brisbane.

Team indiaIt was a run-chase that had many aspects to it. The initial burst from Praveen Kumar ripped off Australia’s top-order with Adam Gilchrist leaving caught behind in the first over itself. Then followed Ponting, attempting an unusual pull-shot early on to one that was straight from Kumar. He departed for 1, with Australia 2 wickets down for 8. Michael Clarke then made his way back for 17, when he was cleaned up by the young UP-all-rounder.

Australia were in all sorts of trouble when the two local boys came into bat. Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds had a job in hand and they did manage to pull things back a bit for the Aussies, by adding a fruitful partnership. The two started cautiously, giving the bowlers their due when the ball was jagging around. But, once they settled down – Hayden and Symonds eased into their typical bully-like innings – scoring at a decent pace to give Australia some hope.

WinnersHayden reached his fifty off 62 balls, and that included six hits to the fence at that stage. However, four runs later, he saw his end – thanks to a mix-up between him and Symonds. Hayden’s dismissal came at a wrong time for Australia as a definite partnership was building. One then became two, as Harbhajan Singh trapped his nemesis, Andrew Symonds for 42 leg-before and by the time he was gone, the Aussies were five down.

HaydenJames Hopes and Michael Hussey came into the dark with a humungous task awaiting them – scoring consistently at over a run-a-ball. Hussey and Hopes seemed like coming to terms with the enormous score ahead of them and Hussey, in particular with his brisk running between the wickets and the occasional boundary took Australia close.

The bowling change from Dhoni worked for India, when Sreesanth dented Australia’s chances by removing Hussey caught behind for 44. Hopes in the meanwhile was suddenly falling short of partners and once that happened, he started going for the runs himself. Praveen Kumar then picked up Brett Lee clean bowled to give India a good chance of clinching the tournament. Sreesanth followed it up with Mitchell Johnson’s wicket and then it was upto Irfan Pathan’s brilliant last over for India to clinch tournament glory. Hopes reached his fifty and gave Australia a ray of hope with a flat six over mid-wicket off Sreesanth in the second-last over.

Symonds and HarbhajanIf we had to replay the last over, it went something like this – Hopes took the single off the first ball with Australia needing 12 off the last five balls. And then Pathan struck a blow to remove Bracken caught by Chawla for 1. Hopes got the strike and then took two off the next ball to take it down to ten. Then the moment – when the Gabba went berserk, high on an Indian victory – with Hopes driving it up to Chawla and Pathan finishing things off.

SachinEarlier, it was an innings that started on a rather sedate note, built a gradual momentum towards a total in mind and then lost its way. That perhaps sums up India’s effort after winning the toss and opting to bat first on a belter of a wicket at Brisbane in the 2nd CB Series final. Sachin Tendulkar was yet again the man with the runs, scoring 91 to guide India to 258/9 off their 50 over quota.

Bouyed by their win against Australia in the first final at Sydney, India began the second contest on a rather sedate note – with both batsmen preferring to be cautious than adventurous. The first boundary of India’s innings came as late as the seventh over, when Uthappa helped Lee’s ball on its way to the fence. Tendulkar’s approach was also similar – to see the new ball through and then he opened himself. A superb baseball-like straight pull welcomed Stuart Clark into the attack. India reached their fifty in 79 balls.

Sachin Tendulkar reached his fifty when he dabbed one down to third man off Clark. The 70-ball fifty was highly composed of a larger percentage of boundaries, which he began stroking once he got his eyes in. Some of the usual shots were back in action – the straight drives, the cover-drives, the dabs over third man. He looked extremely confident, keen on giving his innings the momentum it needed to put a competitive score.

Then, Robin Uthappa threw his wicket away to Stuart Clark after getting off to a good solid start when he got a leading edge that went straight into the hands of James Hopes, who made no mistake in grabbing a straightforward, easy catch. Uthappa departed for 30.

Michael Clarke struck an important blow for Australia when he removed Gautam Gambhir early for 15. It was tossed outside the off-stump by Clarke. Gambhir came down the track to clear long-on and drove it very hard – but could only manage to find the waiting Mitchell Johnson, who completed the catch. India were 121/2 when Gambhir departed.

Yuvraj Singh went in the same way he came into bat. A six off the second ball he faced showed signs of an innings that could change the course of the game. But, it only flattered to deceive. While Yuvraj was in the middle, the innings developed a gusto-type momentum to it – with the Australians looking totally down. Yuvraj stroked intermittent boundaries to apply more pressure and then a huge impulsive stroke for six before departing two balls later, trying to hit one out of the park – came on slow to the batsman and holing out to Hayden for a run-a-ball 38.

There was ecstacy in the reverse-sweep he played in the 80s – a shot we dont see often from Tendulkar that late in the innings. And, there was agony – when he tried to come down the track, but could only manage to push the ball to short mid-on, where Ponting arrived in time to take a brilliant diving catch. Tendulkar went for 91, just nine runs short of a second consecutive hundred. India, 205/4.

Immediately after Tendulkar’s wicket, the Indian innings seemed like losing its way when Michael Clarke removed in-form batsman Rohit Sharma for 2. He bowled it around outside off, the batsman drove it on the up, where Symonds did the rest by snapping a sharp catch. India were 209/5, when Sharma departed.

And then, the innings fell apart. They lost two wickets in an over – that of Irfan Pathan, cleaned up by Bracken trying to go for the late-inning hoick and then Dhoni off the last ball, caught at long-on by Clarke. In between those two dismissals, Dhoni struck an important six to push India closer to the 250 mark.

Brett Lee then removed Harbhajan Singh in the penultimate ball of the 49th over, caught in front of the wickets – struck on the backleg and then eventually, Praveen Kumar departed in the final over of the innings – caught by Ponting in the covers.

Nathan Bracken ended with figures of 3/28 for Australia, bringing them back into the contest. On a good wicket, 259 may not be a tough ask for Australia, but with early wickets India can put them under the pump.

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