Thanks to all those who’d read my previous blog and commented on it. A friend of mine had even posted a question on how so many youngsters could be brainwashed!
Imagine a four year old being told that India is an eternal enemy of our country, and constantly imbibing such an information with a lot of misinformation to support one’s statement. Wouldn’t it make a deep impact at such an impressionable age and stay with the child throughout its life?
And, remember, that these madarassas do have a good strategy when they get into their misinformation campaign. They choose children from poverty ridden families with hopes to the parents that the children will be well taken care of and also a monthly stipend to the family to support themselves. And then, these children are fed, clothed, watered in these madarassas and constantly taught hatred against India. How else would they grow but as terrorists?
Only those Pakistani’s who’ve had the fortune of going abroad and having a proper education are better and saner. But, what’s the ratio of these people vis-a-vis the poverty ridden ones? A good point for our own politicians to think about! What say you?:)
Following the recent brutal attack on the Sri Lankan team, I would only like to emphasise something that I’ve been saying for the past decade now.
It’s high time Pakistan is declared as a terror state and all sanctions to the country stopped. Coz, anyway, the funding that they are getting from the international community is not going towards any developmental activity in the country, but towards funding the army and the terrorists - and mind you my dear readers, never be in any illusion. As far as Pakistan is concerned, one is not different from the other.
As always, would look forward to all your comments on the same!
I thank all those who have enquired about my silence and absence from the blog. To all of you, I have to say, I’ve recently moved over to a new job and the new job responsibilities kept me a bit busy. I needed to understand the new environment and get acquainted with the role & responsibilities.
If am sounding too priggish / self-absorbed, kindly apologise. But, it’s a huge responsibility and I really needed that time.
Now, coming to business:)
This is one topic that I’ve addressed quite a bit from different angles in some of my previous blogs. There are quite a few where I’ve explored the kind of education that the madarassas must be giving the young muslim kids to influence them so heavily against India. Infact, in a previous blog of mine, I’d wondered what kind of strong motivation did these madarassas offered these kids to take up arms against India, knowing fully well that their efforts are going to be futile.
And, there’s an IB report / research on the same that was published in rediff.com today. Kindly find a link to the same here.
This didn’t come as much of a surprise to me. Though at one level, I couldn’t help laughing at the kind of education that’s being imparted, at a different level, just wondering how serious and damaging it could be, not only for India, but for the world at large.
Also, what dumbos they are making of their children. No wonder, the country is languishing in abject penury and they’d continue to be in this state unless they start looking at proper education.
Instead of wasting all that money towards spreading hatred, if they only would start educating their masses towards good things, how much can they improve as a nation?
Surprising how some people really think and act. But, as someone commented on the messageboard, it’s all for the good. When the whole world is prospering and educating their masses towards improvement, there’s one country that’s moving towards doom and creating a generation of dumbos:)
As always, would look forward to all your comments / views on this topic:)
Just a few minutes back, was reading an article in rediff.com on zodiac signs and the fortunes of each zodiac sign for the year 2009.
Well, it was not so much the forecast that made me laugh, but the reaction of the people that really got me laughing.
What is it with our people and their obsession with zodiac signs and horoscopes? Can’t we just work hard and see the fruition of those efforts instead of depending on stars and planets to influence our lives.
And, what surprised me the most and made me laugh the hardest was people posting their personal details like name, date of birth, contact details, etc along with their greivances on the world wide web…. How much more crazy can us all get about horoscopes?
I won’t act a saint and say that I wasn’t curious about it. I definitely was curious as to what was forecast, but then, my curiosity ends there. I’ve never in my life believed in all these forecasts after having gone through some of the most radical and sometimes irrational predictions being made about my life and future by some of the so called fortune tellers:)
People have been crazy enough to say that I would move to some foreign location, US having been the fixation with our people for quite a long time, from the age of 18. Nothing can be far from the truth. 13 years down the line, I’ve still not visited even Nepal, leave alone US. And, most of all, I would be the last person to do something as drastic as that!
Where else in this world would you get such freedom as your own Motherland? The only claim to fame that I do have is my having travelled the length and breadth of India, something of which am extremely proud!
Moreover, all these predictions are so generic. I just can’t imagine how our people can be gullible enough to imagine it would suit them and give them a clear picture about their future.
I don’t deny there are some people who are really accurate about such predictions, but then the science of horoscope reading has become a rarity and it’s even more rare to find a genuine person. Falling to the gimmicks of fortune hunters is mere stupidity.
I’ve seen people flock the fortune tellers on beach, pavements, etc here in TN. I really pity such people. I mean, they are actually asking people, who can’t predict their own fate, to tell them about their future! What can they say?
As long as we depend on quick fix solutions to our life’s problems and look for the easy way out instead of hard work, I guess, there’ll always be fortune hunters who’ll take advantage of the situation.
Wishing our people better intelligence in the New Year!
Wish you all a very happy, healthy, prosperous, peaceful New Year!
Trust the year has started on a good note for all of you! Hope to see you all more active in the iland space and building better friendships amongst fellow ilanders.
Wish you all growth and prosperity in your career and life. May this year be the harbinger of good fortune to all of you!
God Bless you all!
As I had mentioned earlier in my blog, ‘Of Movies
and Relationships’, I was planning to do a series on the movies that I’d been
watching and a little analysis on the same, when terror struck in Mumbai and I ran
a series of posts on the same.
Though not moving on, I have had my say on the
terror attacks and unless we do get a strong leadership or the attitude of our
people changes, nothing much can be done, honestly.
Hence, am taking a break from the same and looking
at the next part of my series.
Many of you would have wondered at the strange
title to my blog post and wondered what it meant. Well, it’s the name of the
movie that am going to talk about in this post.
It’s an old movie and when my spouse picked it up, I
was clueless as to why he’d chosen an unknown movie. But, he shared that it was
a movie that was played in one of the training sessions in his organisation to
imbue motivation in the trainees. After seeing the movie, I understood why.
An excellent movie, indeed. It’s that rare movie
that you come across occasionally and when you do see it, it leaves a lasting
impression upon you.
Sea Biscuit is the main protagonist of the movie. He’s
not a man or a woman, but a horse. The story, initially atleast, follows two
tracks and unless one concentrates, will lose track of what’s happening.
While one track follows the birth of the horse, the
other track follows the childhood of a boy. The story of the boy is quite unique,
that during an economic depression, to take care of the family and to face the
financial crisis, he’s sold to a stable owner by his father.
His life is interspersed with quite a lot of
failures and incapability to handle either horses or people and he turns out to
be a violent guy.
At this stage, we are taken back to the horse,
which also is quite an animal, in that it is totally unmanageable and doesn’t
let anyone near it.
By this time, the boy has passed through many
stables, and he and the horse are in the same stable. One very shrewd horse
trainer who’d been brought in to train this unmanageable horse, makes this
wonderful connect of bringing together the unmanageable man and the
unmanageable horse together.
From here it’s the making of history where the
horse and the man go on to be the best horse and the best jockey in the circuit
across the world. This victory is achieved, despite the fact that both meet
with accidents in two separate incidents and both of them break their legs. The
doctor warns that if the man rides a horse again, he’d be risking his life
seriously, while the vet attending to the horse completely washes his hands of the
horse’s capability to ever run a race.
But, this is where the movie becomes a legend and
saves itself from the mundane. The treatment meted out to the horse – man duo
and how they make it again is something amazing that can be made only once in a
A stupendous movie and a must watch. I know I’ve
spoiled the suspense for all by sharing the storyline, but then, believe me,
despite my sharing the storyline, this is one movie that you’ll enjoy
tremendously, because I’ve not done complete justice to the movie in my post
here. What I’ve written might convey the plot, but the sincerity in effort in
picturising it, the elegance, the wonderful performances, the overall cinematography,
the editing, et al needs to be experienced.
They can never be conveyed in words. Do see the
movie and I shall look forward to all your comments on the same. For this
reason, I guess I wouldn’t be making further posts in my blog, until I do get
your feedback on the same.