Thursday, November 17, 2005


Yes! It's time for vacation. So Chalte-chalte I wish happy holidays (thanksgiving) and thanks for visiting my lonely planet. See you back around X-mas. Till then happy reading.

Monday, November 07, 2005

A Game

Natwar Singh resigned and who asked the resignation? politician those are corrupt as corrupt as one could be, those who don't have any spine, those who always stand to oppose. At this moment these politicians should be unite and support the government until the allegations are proved in court. A person is not guilty untill unless his crime is proven in the court. That's why most of the politicians in our country has career in politics, inspite of their wrong doings known by public. They are free because it's not proved in court yet.

Do they Know, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan's son Kojo's name and his business dealings are also in the report.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Proud to be an Indian

I got this in one of the FWD e-mail, don't know the accuracy but content was good enough to show self pride. So sharing here.

Subject: Proud to be an Indian.. letter from IIT Dean , Madras...

Dear Friends,

Here is a personal experience, as well as a moment of national pride, which I want to share with you. Hope you find it worth the time you put in reading it :

"In the middle of 1965 India-Pakistan war, US govt - then a close friend of Pakistan - threatened India with stopping food-aid (remember "PL-480"?). For a food deficient India this threat was serious and humiliating. So much so that in the middle of war, Prime Minister (Late) Lal Bahadur Shastri went to Ram Leela Grounds in Delhi and appealed to each Indian to observe one meal-fast every week to answer the American threat. As a school boy, I joined those millions who responded to Shastriji's call. I continued the fast even when the war was over and India became self sufficient in food. Hurt deep by the national humiliation suffered at the hands of the US govt, I had vowed to stop my weekly fast only when India starts giving aid to USA.

It took just 40 years. Last week THE day arrived. When Indian ambassador in Washington DC handed over a cheque of US$ 50 million to the US govt, two plane loads of food, medical aid and other relief materials were waiting to fly to the USA. Time to break the fast ? With no bad feeling about the USA, and good wishes for the Katrina victims, this humble Indian feels proud of the distance India has covered in 40 years.

Let's celebrate a New India !

Vijay Kranti.
Dean - IIT Madras