Monday, October 31, 2005

Terrorism: Explosions in Delhi

One after another there was three or four explosions in one of the busy evening of the year in some of Delhi's busiest places. Is this a gift in return of helping earthquake victims? By this time it's sure and definetly a terrorist activity as accepted by officials. It was supposed to be happiness, joy and love all around but sadness, horror and agony took the front seat. Our so called (excuse me for this word) friendly neighbor had express their sympothy but is this enough? - no definetly not. If they really feel that way then they should hand over at least one or two terrorist from the list given by Indian government, if they can't hand over all, Otherwise just leave the 'Play of Words' for someone else. I don't know if still people of Kashmir (both sides) will silently support to those who are trying to cut those hands came to help their own people at the time of need (earth quake victims).

Can some one tell what they really want? Israel left the Gaza in search of peace and what they got in return - one more suicidal attack. On top of that someone says (you know what I mean) that country (Israel) must be wiped out from the world-map. There is still some more time for every nation to come together and fight against terrorism. If some countries think they are safe nothing is going to happened there then it will be a mistake.

Now the big question is- do we still need to discuss about the opening of some portions of LOC (by this time it looks politcians almost agree). It shouldn't be like got the heavy storm (category 7 or 8) while wished for the drizzle (light rain). Just remember We have to survive to help others who needs support or help (it's essential and required). Politicans must be aware that if they use words to play then this game just going to extend but will not end. Resolving this problem is good for public as well for the world and Sooner the better. It's better if people of all religions come together and fight agianst terror otherwise the face or cause of terrorism could change.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

True Love or S (with letters ex)

While reading a news ( I saw this picture pasted twice on the same news, and this ad was taking quite a good place. Even animal can understand they can not find true love if follow this ad. What do you say?

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Berlin: Blockade which results into AirBridge

We need a second Berlin airbridge, and if they could do that in the end of the 1940s -- set up in no time a lifeline to millions of people -- we should be able to do that in 2005," he told a news conference in Geneva, referring to the U.S. airlift set up in 1949 to keep Soviet-blockaded West Berlin supplied

Today when I read this, in one of the news (yahoo) then, I thought let's find out what's this all about. And outcome was interesting to read. If interested you can read too, right here.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Awards and Exception: Peace vs Movie

Wondering! what's the relation among them, ok I will tell you, there is one missing link for each and that is 'Nobel Prize' for peace and 'Filmfare awards' for Hindi movie. How? Well, Nobel prize for peace, and there couldn't be better example than M. K. Gandhi to describe peace. You know what, Gandhi never got that (Nobel Prize for peace). That's how and why I said exception. But here what I wonder is, why? Why? Why not Gandhi? (Just for a record Bush was nominated for peace prize last year, correct me If I am wrong).

I was under impression that Peace prize is for those who achieve their mission through peacefull solution or contribute to keep peace in the world, One way or another.

And, there was a man whose motto was 'Ahinsa param dharm'. Who had always opposed any kind of violence in his whole life. Who fought without using any weapon to get independence for his country. But who was never be considered as candidate for nobel peace prize.

I always wonder why it was not given to Gandhi. Below is a list of winners during 1939 to 1949, when M. K. Gandhi could get the awards:

1939-1942: Of the prize money for this period, one-third was transferred to the Main Fund and two-thirds to the Nobel Institute's Special Fund.

1943: Reserved.

1944: One-third of the prize money for 1943 was transferred to the Main Fund, and two-thirds to the Nobel Institute's Special Fund.

1944: Reserved.

1945: The prize for 1944: The International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva. Founded 1863.

1945: Hull, Cordell, USA, 1871-1955.
Former Secretary of State. One of the initiators of the United Nations.

1946: The prize was divided equally between:
Balch, Emily Greene, USA, 1867-1961.
Former Professor of History and Sociology. International President of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom;
and Mott, John Raleigh, USA, 1865-1955.
Chairman of the first International Missionary Council in 1910, President of the World Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations.

1947: The prize was divided equally between:
The Friends Service Council, London. Founded in 1647; and
The American Friends Service Committee (the Quakers), Washington. The society's first official meeting was held in 1672.

1948: Reserved.

1949: One-third of the prize money for 1948 was transferred to the Main Fund, and two-thirds to the Nobel Institute's Special Fund.

1949: Orr of Brechin, Baron John Boyd, Great Britain, 1880-1971.
Physician, nutritionist, leading organizer and Director General of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, President of the National Peace Council and the World Union of Peace Organizations.

Ok that was about Peace and now move to Movie. Similar kind of thing happened to one of the great movie of it's time. And that movie was 'Sholay'.

Do you know it took decades for Filmfare Awards (or/and others such group) to recognize that sholay was the masterpiece. Sholay and Deewar both released in 1975, nobody can deny that both were very good movie. But when awards were given for 1975 release then Sholay got None.

Filmfare Awards 1975 - Best Film: Deewar | Best Director: Yash Chopra (Deewar) | Best Actor: Sanjeev Kumar (Aandhi) | Best Actress: Lakshmi (Julie) | Best Actor in a supporting role: Shashi Kapoor (Deewar) | Best Actress in a supporting role: Nadira (Julie) | Best Performance in a comic role: Deven Varma (Chori Mera Kaam) | Best Story: Salim Javed (Deewar) | Best Music: Rajesh Roshan (Julie)

Ans that's the end of this post, there is always an award but none for exception.

Note: This year Nuke watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Tagged again...23rd and 5th

I was tagged by Meenal ...

something about picking up the 23rd blog entry from the archives, find the 5th sentence and post it:)

My 23rd post was called "Virtually There" and here's the fifth sentence: Wondering How? I will explain here.

Here's a link to that blog entry. Once there then scroll little bit and stop at "Virtually There"

I will tag Keshi, Avik, Prasad, Neelima and Kroopa [will spare Akhil & Mona this time ;)].

Did you notice this is just CCP post. Until you realize Read this interesting story.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Crime makes Cry-me

The former U.S. education secretary-turned-talk show host said Wednesday that "if you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose -- you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down." Bennett quickly added that such an idea would be "an impossible, ridiculous and morally reprehensible thing to do." But, he said, "your crime rate would go down."

Bennett's comments came Wednesday, during a discussion on his talk show "Morning in America." A caller had suggested that Social Security would be better funded if abortion had not been legalized in 1973 because the nation would have more workers paying into the system. This is a HOT topic now-a-days in political circle. While his comnent was totally absurd but instead of criticising I thought it would be a good idea to dig on google. And rest of this post is what I found while digging.

Crime in the United States accounts for more death, injuries and loss of property then all Natural Disasters combined. The Disaster Center is pleased to be able to provide you with access to the statistics of crime compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

the victims and their relatives often experience financial problems, and time is often lost from work to handle the legal, insurance and personal problems associated with being a victim. The trauma associated with any crime often makes it hard for victims to cope with normal daily routines. And the victims of crime are frequently blamed by their friends for not being more careful. The trauma continues as victims of crime often find themselves ignored by law enforcement, and confused by the court system

Here are some statistics that demonstrate this:

1. Every two minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.
2. In 2002, there were a total of 4,854 cases of aggravated assault in Washington DC. On a daily basis, this computes to 13.2 aggravated assaults a day.
3. In Maryland, there were 3,228 cases of larceny and thefts per 100,000 people in 2002. This is one-third higher than the national average rate of 2,445.8 cases per 100,000.
4. In Detroit, there were 41.79 murders per 100,000 people in 2002. This is alarmingly way above the national average rate of 5.6 for the same year.
5. In 2002, with the exception of burglaries, Philadelphia led all crime levels which were above the national average rates for murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assaults, larceny/theft and motor vehicle theft.

This is interesting to read Race and Crime in the USa. But I didn't include part of it because this article had the data between 1994-1999. So If you go by this then it wouldn't be hard for Bennett to defend himself, but past is a past and no one should be judge based on this old data.

Based on recent data it looks like there is some improvement. Here is some data what I found for recent time.

The intimate homicide rate has fallen for blacks in every gender and relationship category while the rate for whites has not declined for all categories
The intimate homicide rate --

1. for white girlfriends was about the same in 2002 as it was in 1976
2. for white wives and ex-wives has declined but not as much as that for white husbands and ex-husbands
3. for black husbands and ex-husbands was 16 times greater in 1976 than it was in 2002
4. is higher for black girlfriends than any other group in 2002, although it has declined 58% since 1976

In general, guns are most often used in intimate homicide but weapon type varies by relationship. From 1990 to 2002 --

1. Over two-thirds of the spouse and ex-spouse victims were killed by guns.
2. Boyfriend victims were more likely to be killed by knives than any other group of intimates.
3. Girlfriends are more likely to be killed by force than any other group of intimates.

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And at the end, here is data for Murders (per capita) per country

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India is 26 on this list (0.03 per 1000 people).

what I believe, We should not judge a race or religion or nation based on wrong doing of handful individuals or groups. Because our comment or decision can lead other innocent people of same race or religion or nation to get suffer.

Source: Uniform Crime Report">, Bureau of Justice Statistics, country based data