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Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Message To all Indians:: Time to Think.

It is very easy to shout against the leaders, who have resulted the death of hundreds of soldiers cross border or in our heartland, in Mumbai. If you feel for those warrior's blood, then why not save them from the whims of the men at the top, but choosing the WHIMLESS... It is you, who pointed the finger to Mr. Achutanandan! Finding the name familiar. It is that same CM who soured our thoughts by calling a Martyr's death worthy of a dog's sacrifice!!! You did burst out then, what happened now?

When Kolkata Votes, I will Vote on 13/5/09.
When your locality Votes, answer the call... Justify those thousands of bullets, where names of many Brigadiers, Captains, Subedars, Sepoys lie carved in blood.
Answer yourself... Are You doing it right by sitting back?
Answer by looking into your mother's eyes... are you doing her Justice, when thousands like her lose people like you because of faulty leadership?
If you think what will your one vote do...then re think again! Drop by Drop, water adds to make the Ganges...similarly, if 40,000 people think like you are doing individually, it is taking 40,000 votes out of the system. A close election where 20,000 mattered, might not have mattered, if like 40,000 others had voted!!!

Please my fellow mates..come up with this one chance. The next two election dates, make it 90% Votes...if not 100%. My words are limited to the cyber world to people whom I don't know. But if you can feel my wish and my feelings, then spread it to people who are out of the reach of this article!!!

One might think why am I writing so. I am a common Indian like you. I dream like you. On certain aspects I think like you, other times differently. I am making you think differently.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Not a Fly!!!

No No, Its not a Dog even!!!

Its the Politicians, who faces smells the "Sweet" Smell of Leather. Sometimes Nike, sometimes Woodlands and sometimes the Indian Made Rubber Back hawai chappal (Sandal). After the Iraqi Journalist showed the way, Indians have used it more often within the last one month, spanking the "good for nothing" Politicians, with their foot gear!

#1) Mr. P. Chidambaram [Congress]. The Home Minister had to duck to a Number 7 boot of Mr. Jarnail Singh, the Dainik Jagaran Reporter for spanking a shoe at him when he was shoving off the Tytler issue regarding the Sikh Issue. The report found it's place in my blog. Click here for details. P.C gave his smile and generously asked him to leave.

#2) Mr. N. Jindal [Congress]. In our times we have had our share from our school teachers several times. Back then it was never an issue. Now when Mr. Jindal got spanked by the an elderly school master at a village during a road show, it became a Nation Row! He got the treatment from Ram Kumar, a retd school teacher when the MP was on his election campaign from his constituency in Kurukshetra.

#3) Mr. L.K. Advani [BJP]. Two Congresmen down, no Bhajpa? How can this be, with the single largest oppostion party being spared? The target, BJP supremo and Prime Minsiterial candidate, Mr. L. K. Advani! He was made to chuck a sandal from his own party workers, who were against him regarding certain issues in the region!

#4) Dr. M. Singh [Congress]. The Hon' Prime Minister of India, was attacked with a shoe. The projectile missed it's mark by 50 feet. Mr. Singh was attacked by an angry student from Ahemdabad. The offender's name is Hitesh Chauhan who had grudges against M. Singh and the UPa regarding the student and educational policies of the government. One can understand the Arjun Singh implemented reservation quota, that once rocked the national Universities through out the country. (one of the Flaws by the Manmohan Singh led government.)

Protest by this mean is only Filmy and shouldn't be approved by any civilzed society. One's bitten twice Shy. This thing, for Cheap Publicity is becoming popular if considered that way. Even if the citizen's or the concept of Common Man waking up is coming true, still, Vote out a governemant that is of no use..but dont hurl these projectiles.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Gen-Y Leaders.

It never happens again that Mr. Sharma wakes up one fine morning to see that his newly painted Jade Ruby paint has received a white tinge. On closer observation, he never lacked the insight of finding out that it was not his Gillette shaving foam that might have been notoriously sprayed onto the walls by his six year old son. It was done more meekly by a group of "nightlings" (better say certain Ugly Ducklings) who have had their work done for the betterment of the society at the expense of the beauty of the locality! They are the Party Men, who feel merry at defacing the walls of the people with "lime frescoes" begging the people to vote for Mr. XYZ!!!

Now, this never happens now. With a tough call by the Election Commission of India, whereby they have recently sent an ultimatum to all the political parties that such display without proper permission from the premise owner, would be wiped off with proper amendments and the bills would be forwarded to the parties who will have to pay back for their deeds!

Certain innovative news also prop up. In one locality near New Alipore, Kolkata, few housewives initiated a motion: "Deface our walls and you lose our Votes". The walls have not been defaced yet, even after one and a half month of declaration of candidates! People's might ultimately rules!

Hence what to do?
With one IPL already at its pinnacle in South Africa, the other IPL (Indian Political League) must need the proper publicity! I guess Mr. Vani nor Mrs. Narnia Mandhi would like to sing and swing SRK did with the KKR video for IPL2. Hence they have a much sober approach. Telivision now plays the election motifs and manifestoes and slogans of various political parties, awaring the people and fooling in certain sections about the Yes and the No against each other!
Every team has it's eye on the chair. Infact there are many players for the Chair!

Dr. M. Singh: Congress Dhamakedars. (CD)
Mr. L.K. Advani: Bhajpa Jay Jaykars. (BJJ)
Mayavati: Bahujan Blasters. (BB)
P. Karat: Comrade Mili Jhuli Sabji. (CMJS)
S. Powar: Mumbai Mere Jaan. (MMJ)

and many more.... (brown horses,as they prefer to wear khaki during the polling season!)

Websites, Road Shows, with Flex Vinyls being the latest addendum to their tools to publicise as to who is the best meat! The irony? There can be only one Best, and two or more Better! And that leads India into another General Election for the Lok Sabha, 2009!

Friday, April 24, 2009

An Emphatic Match.

Three days back, I spilled the beans after the literal surrender by the Kolkata Knight Riders' in the hands of Deccan Chargers. The mood was uplifted, but not satisfactorily after the rain truncated match was awarded to KKR, via the Duckworth Lewis system. (I don't prefer a truncated match being decided! After all, the fielding side needs 10 good balls to win a match, while the side chasing needs more than 11 runs to win, as always!)
Today, 23/24th April (IST), a match did glue us to our seats. More in Jaipur and Kolkata, the whole nation witnessed a thriller! Rajasthan Royals ultimately won the match snatching victory from the jaws of Kolkata Knight Riders, in a tie breaker over, called the Super Over! RR won with two balls to spare!

Chris Gayle started a "Gayle Storm", uprooting the Rajasthan Royals in a run chase of 151 runs in stipulated 20 overs! Initially, the Rajasthan Royals created an impact with Yusuf Pathan creating fireworks! He was joined in by R. Jadeja, Mascarenhas (Eng) and Avisek Raut! Mendis halted the RR bandwagon initially picking up Smith (SA) and Pathan, who was on his own Rajdhani Super Fast Train! But the show was stolen later on by the other three and hence RR posted a huge total of 150runs. The last over yielded the innings best of 18 runs!
Gayle scored 41 out of 33 balls, with four towering sixers! Sourav Ganguly played a gem of an innings being the senior most of the side, scoring 46 out of 30 deliveries. He was nicked out in the final over, in the second last ball. Everything was according to plan for the Men in Black and Gold, had not Y ashpal Singh, after repeatedly reminded to play with cool by Ganguly, awarded a catch at Long Off! Ganguly's dismissal left the equation with 1 ball, 2 runs! Ishant Sharma made a terrific shot, but the old wily Warne stopped in for a single, resulting in a Super Over. Only one man will bowl from each side and only three batsman can participate from the opposition! Only two outs are allowed. A run would be set up which the second team has to over take and become a winner! Yusuf Pathan did play the match winner role, snatching victory from the KKRs!

The game was upto standard, and I enjoyed the manner in which KKR responded and fought back! Congrats to T20 for setting up such exciting matches!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Winds of Change.

May be it's too early to comment. But looking at certain trends, it can well be put in that compared to last time, this time Trinamool Congress would be harvesting a much better yield. In 2004 election, after the communal tainted BJP (thanks to Ram Mandir, Ayodhya in 1993 and the Godhra Massacre in 2002, TMC could yield only 1 seat out of the 42 contested. With an alliance with BJP and a rift with Congress, the votes got distributed, making CPI-M victorious in various strongholds of TMC and Congress!
The breaking news at the moment is, Forward Bloc candidate for the election has taken one hand in revealing that it was CPI-M and more so, Chief Minister, Mr. Buddhadeb Bhattacharya had ordered the police firing in 2007 over the protesting public mob at Nandigram. The massacre witnessed a massive uprising against the government with the public unrest against the state leadership and executive machinery. Forward Bloc is an associate of the Left Front, that had been ruling the state for past 32 years, a history in it's own accord, have revolted in the past regarding the Nandigram Issue. Click here for Report. The wounds and the blisters are fresh, and it was well utilized in the Panchyat elections of West bengal in 2008 by TMC and Congress that did show the rift in CPI-M votes, letting CPI-M lost 45% ground comapred to the 2003 Panchyat Election. TMC gained a whoping 57% in case of votes casted and the rest was gained by Congress!
The propositions:
1) On behalf of TMC and Congress : The 32 years of ruling by the Leftists had rendered them the feeling of being invincible. A complacency crept in their approach. Their "good" deeds has taken their shape from their hedonism. The Singur Car Factory of the Tatas, found it's ground upon the tears of many unwilling farmers. The government implemented laws to take the land for the factory. An attempt to improve industrial Bengal, which they had once strangulated by their regular strikes and worker Unions! Today, Bengal has 37, 219 factories (large and small scale) being closed. Darjeeling has hundreds of tea gardens where the spiders work day and night! A factory in Singur justifies those that are already dead! If you want to justify, please justify with justice behind your proposal and not the marinated and influenced amendments to do the needful for you! The Laxman Seth's (CPI-M) ultimatum regarding aquisition of land, without taking the consent of those whose land would be taken! The uprising of the poor villagers was supressed by firing on them and not in air! Nandigram came into the news, as another Jalianwala Bagh!
2) CPI-M demands TMC to be Naxalites and they want to stall the WB-bandwagon for progress! Mamata is depicted as a "bad girl" in the block, who is acts like a demon, eating up Bengal's development!

Enough! Its Enough!! Lets see what 16th May unfolds!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bheja Fry and Rasgollas Dry!!!

Following one of the posts from one of my junior's, whose impact was not felt due to a sedentary life for the last few days! But the junior, Dwaipayan Adhya still makes to the University through the daily route to the University felt it more..than what I did!

Sunday saw the mercury in Kolkata soar to 41.2'C while the day ago was then termed as the second hottest day in April since Indian Independence, with mercury at 40.8'C. The last time it was in 1952, with mercury kissing the 43'C mark! (information from Star Ananda- Alipur Meteorological Database.) The MeT office has already pressed the panic button with heat waves and my personalized iGoogz predicted Tuesday (21/4/09) to have a waltz with 42'C mark! What a luck to be in Kolkata. Better still, if the prediction is far fetched, then Thurdays could see the history repeat with temperature soaring 43'C!!!

Dwaipayan mentions:
" Do you ever wonder how it would be like to taste your own brain curry? If you are interested, tarry not, cause you can have it free of cost today. Just follow a few simple steps, and you will find it exceedingly easy to open you brain out and cook it. First, choose a nice hot locale, with ambient temperature of above 40°C. Stand in the middle of a scorching road with no trees around within a mile radius. Open your hat if you are wearing one, and just dance around for a few minutes maximum. Brain curry is ready, and you don’t even have to think about utensils for tasting it, it directly reaches your brain! "

Well, I was really bowled out with the recipe, in what he terms rightfully as Smoked Brain Curry. Wish I could place a hyperlink, but Rediffland doesnt allow so...! They dont have any seperate page, hence I provide the blog. (Look in my Blogroll for DeepBlueSea) :

It reminds of a film, with a similar title: BHEJA FRY. In colloqial dialect, Bheja means brain! But since this is Calcutta (Kolkata) in Bengal, how can I miss on a little creativity and mention: BHEJA FRY AND RASAGOLLAs DRY!! (Rasogolla is a famopus Internationally acclaimed Bengali sweet-dish!)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Aussies + Indians(Bengalis) + Experimentations = Disaster!!!

Whenever the above concoction is available, it never cures..but creates disaster. The last time this happened when Greg Chappel was the Coach of Team India, did India see a hula-bula in the field of cricket, on and off field. The removal of the Captain, Sourav Ganguly resulted in anointing the deputy, Rahul as Captain of Indian Cricket team. The result? India was shown the door in the first leg of the World Cup, 2006. India had only one credit to her name, posting the highest WC score against Namibia, which was 400+ runs in 50 overs! Cheers!!

Now, on a much smaller version of the game, John Buchanan, the former Australian Natioanal Team Coach and another Australian by birth have taken the reign in his hands and removed Sourav Ganguly from Captaincy of Kolkata Knight Rider's team, in the IPL Edition 2. The result? Disaster. Knights lost to Deccan Chargers on 20/4/09 comprehensively by eight wickets, posing the lowest IPL 2 score batting first and utilizing full quota of 20 overs!

Buchanan voiced that he wanted to experiment with the concept of four captains: Main, Fielding, Batting and Bowling! Now he has only one: Brendon M'Cullum (NZ). Greg wantedto experiment with the batting order in both Tests and ODIs, hence did see Ganguly open in Tests!!! Ridiculous! What laws of heaven revive it's magic, when Indian(Bengali), Australian and Australian Experiments meet!! It always spells disaster!

KKR's performation was never near to good!! Too sad to write for a supporter!Justify Full

Saturday, April 18, 2009

IPL 2 | Kolkata Knight Riders.

Its back. It will start off in a few hours.
The venue: South Africa.
The organizers: B.C.C.I.

Indian Premier League will be turned on with all the mind boggling battles at stake, which was witnessed by millions all over the world, and which changed the face of Cricket once again, since the Prudent World Cup, 1971.

Eight Teams battle it out for the millions of dollar worth of money and fame! After all the tournament not only given India but other nations an opportunity to recognize the talents that was once overlooked or remained properly un-dicovered! For example, after playing for the King's Eleven Punjab last season, Ross Taylor got a call as a regular New Zealand player in the ODI as well as the Test Team, leave aside the Twenty 20! The once retired Shane Watson got a recall in the Australian team after his match winning performances in several matches last season for Rajasthan Royals, that sealed the berth back upon him! India also unvieled talents in Rohit Sharma (who played for Deccan Chargers last season), Yusuf Pathan (for Rajasthan Royals), etc.

I support Kolkata Knight Riders, even though the team has had been inculcated with controversies over various unwanted issues since the initiating camp for IPL 2. I support them and hope that even if they don't manage the champion's title, they finish in the first three. That would be a gain after a team that we have at present for the matches in season 2.

More news and updates would follow... but for a saonara, here is something that you all would love, the IPL2 KKR promotional video, with South African Flavor. Watch it:

[download clip]

The teams (based on tournament merit of honour last season)
1) Champions: Rajasthan Royals Website Click Here.
2) Runners Up: Chennai Super Kings Website Click Here.
3) Third: Kings XI Punjab Website Click Here.
4) Fourth: Delhi DareDevils Website Click Here.
5) Fifth: Mumbai Indians Website Click Here.
6) Sixth: Kolkata Knight Riders Website Click Here.
7) Seventh: Deccan Chargers Website Click here.
8) Eighth: Bangalore Royal Challengers Website Click Here.

Time to See the Best in the Business Battle it again!

Special: Look out for the KKR site! Its the most Modern amongst all...

Friday, April 17, 2009


May be the out burst upon my side was too much. But if this is how one common man can say..and feel... there are billions to encounter. May be most of us wont heed the prayers of a common man. Just another face in the crowd of millions in a city? To live, get out for work and then get back to home! But it is for these illicit (again harsh, but can't help), that we cannot help but think something else other than the normal and accepted schedule.
Today I hear that the gallant officers and the pedestrian captured Kasab Ansari would be treated partly on humanitarian grounds, as according to the International Council of Law. Show humanitarian regards to a person who does not know what it means to be a human. He had pleaded for his other's visit? Why? Let him rot in the prison (as long as he is not hanged!) without meeting any of his "close" ones! Feel like pumping a few bullets in his close one's heart infront of him! Insane! Piglet!
I ask one question? Why does it always take place in India? Why isn't Indian Law and Constituition faster? What lacks in Indian Constituition that criminals can have a life sentence inspite of the most heinous crime that they have created! It is because of this that the terrorists get the chance to freed each other! Who knows, an incidence like that of Kandahar HiJack would be on cards to release Kasab? Another hundred lives woJustify Fulluld be at stake! Hang Kasab like criminals within a week of that incidents like trapping innocent doesnt take place sooner!
Please Sir, we Indians are peace loving, but when it comes to our sleep and daily work outs being hampered, we cannot help, but express our anger! God blessed the terrorists that India doesn't allow easy licence to guns, or else, we wouldn't have heed the police... Shoot at Sight!!! We would have done the needful! Then we would get a bail... for Indian Laws allows that!! Atleast then we would be satisfied that we have cleaned up our motherland from the hands of certain cockroaches!
We dream a nation... a Bright and Strong nation! Please dont be excessive lineant and weaken our stance and dreams from within the nation!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Nov 2008 - Remember Mumbai

Hang Him... We haven't forgotten the pain that he and his illegitimate Pakistani brothers did to our innocent countrymen. We have not forgotten the several gallant soldiers who lost their lives just to snub down the worthless, FUCKING, Pakistanis. HANG KASAB!

What does the Indian government of judiciary want to prove? Being Noble Nation? Noble to whom? to certain Dog-FUCKERS? Noble to whom? To Pakistani citizen? A nation who has nothing in their asses except their lost identity? Who has nothing in their goddamn chests except the dungs of our cows? BullShit! Why would Kasab meet his mother? Some one who has erased so many sons from their respective mothers? Come On India... please act like what USA did to Iraqi Monster Saddam... HANG HIM WITHOUT NOTICE!!!

The Indians are very angry with the system. At least don't try to test their patience with this Sister-Fucker!!! Already the shoes and slippers are flying every where. If you want more, we can do something like this: CLICK HERE. Remember the Indian Army saying: Forgiving terrorists is left to GOD, but fixing their appointment with GOD is our Responsibility.

I guess, it will be acted accordingly! To make the scene quite appealing... Televise the Hanging..just what America Did..and one of our Bollywood Movie did: PHIR BHI DIL HAIN HINDUSTHANI. Hang him in front of the nation! No one will be talking of Censor Agenda!!! Its a promise... Hang Him in front of his family...!!! Let them see... and let the world see... if we can beat Alexander, the British and others... Taliban or Pakistan are nothing...! After all if all the Indians urinate in Indus, there will be no land to stand in Pakistan... Bloody Bastards!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bengali New Year: Poila Boishak.

I wonder how it would have been in 1912, when the day before the Bengali New Year, the then biggest ocean liner..the "invincible" Titanic kissed the bottom of the Atlantic? It was some 97 years ago, and my wonder is nothing but a vague idea to start off with. But one thing I can account for in that year, from my Great Grand Father's notebook, Mr. Satyanarayan Paul wrote:

15th April, 1912
: (Bengali) Aaj 1319, Bangla Naba Barsha. Kintu kal jahajdubi-r por ajker din ta fyakashe... Today, 1319, Bengali New Year. But after what happened yesterday, as per the news,a ship-wreck the day's celebration seems very blunt and faded!

Bengali New Year. In colloqial its being termed as Poila Baisak. The first month being Baisak, as according to the Bengali Calender. According to the Gregorian Calender, it falls in either 14th or 15th of April each year. The Bengali calender was devised earnestly because of various practices that were once upon a time practiced in the subcontinent. Having a diverse religious influence in it's culture and tradition, there was existence of Hijri Calender, which was based on the Lunar Cycle. The Gregorian Calender was based on a solar cycle. Since the various land taxes and agricultural taxes were taken based on the Hijri calender by the Islamic rulers, there was difficulty in following the cultivation taxes as per the Lunar Months. Hence, as known in History, Fatehullah Shirazi, a renowned astronomer and scholar deviced a Bengali Calender that was an amalgamation of the Solar Calender Year as well as the Hijri Calender. It started with the month of Baisak as according to the Surya Sidhanta, the Hindu Solar Calender with Chaitra being the last month. The period of one year which started on an average between 14/15 April (Gregorian Calender) came to be called as Bangabda (A Bengali Year span).

This time around (15/4/09) the Bengali New Year, celebrated across Bengal (undivided) as the Year 1416.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Future Engineering Job Sector: Bicycle Mechanics.

Quite a peculiar heading to start off with. Eh?!! Well it was just to make you people interested as to what is written in the blog article. The norm as written in the topic has already been shown in the Indian commercial, issued in the public interest, by PCRA, Petroleum Co-poration and Reasearch Association. A government undertaking instituition who have had appealed to the people via media (both motion and print, as well as Radio-FM)
They are targetting to save fuel so that our regular amenities run on a much regular basis, with smoother outcome. Hence, in the following advertisement, a school student, in his dad's car suddenly sprouted the idea of becoming a cycle mechanic. To his observation and conclusions, his dad as well as other drivers kept their vehicles on even at the red-light stoppage at a crossing. The child infers that the way the fuel is being consumed without reason, soon there wouldnt be left on the earth and then every one would have to avail cycle for daily transportation. Hence, the rate of cycle repairing would increase exponentially and would be one of the most lucrative earning plan of the future when he would grow up!

Watch the Ad here:

[download this clip]Justify Full
The advertisement along with several others are trying to make the common man understand that saving fuel is not only good for their finance as an economical use always take care of their monthly expenditure, something very important in this time of recession! More over, the increased dateline to meet the last drop of petrol and natural gases is coming closer each its better to postpone the "judgement day", and face the crisis as late as possible!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Bigger than Ever.

The battle for the crown will never be bigger than ever. It was never like this since the inception of the tournament in the history of Indian football. Previously termed National Football League (NFL), the second edition of I-League (Indian League). The tournament started like a fairy tale for many teams, having dream runs, nightmare matches and some did up their tempo to fight for survival. As it always had been, Bengal and Goan teams made the most impact with some other regional teams making their impression in the tournament.

At present,
Churchill Brothers --- 43 points.
Mohun Bagan --- 43 points.
Sporting De Goa --- 40 points.
Dempo SC --- 30 points.
Mahindra United --- 28 points.
Mumbai FC --- 28 points.

East Bengal --- 27 points.
Air India --- 24 points.
Chirag United SC --- 23 points.

JCT --- 22 points.

Mohammedan Sporting --- 22 points.
Vasco Sporting --- 10 points.*

*Relegation Zone as on 12/4/09

The points are following all the penultimate matches of the league are over.

The Scenario: Mohun Bagan came from behind the table and a time came when they were placed seventh in the table. It was after sixth round, that they scripted a turn a round and after beating Dempo in an away match, Mohun Bagan AC created history in I-League/NFL in carrying on a ten match winning streak which ended when they faced their arch rivals East Bengal in the 16th Round, where they lost 3:0. At that time Mohun Bagan was on top and over took Sporting Clube de Goa two matches ago, defeating them! After that defeat, Churchill tanks to breath taking performances by O. Okolie, the Nigerian who at present is the League's top scorer with a dozen braces. (24 goals).

At the end of the 21 rounds, with a flabbergasting finish by Manju Pradhan for Mohun Bagan, against Dempo, who scored the winner after a 1-1 dead lock since 55th minute. The score came with 37 seconds left for the stipulated injury time!

The fixture of the Final Round:

16.04.09 Churchill Brothers SC -:- Mohammedan Sporting Club
16.04.09 Air-India -:- Sporting Clube de Goa .
16.04.09 East Bengal Club -:- Dempo SC
16.04.09 Mahindra United -:- Mohun Bagan AC
16.04.09 JCT -:- Mumbai FC
16.04.09 Vasco SC -:- Chirag United SC

Mohun Bagan and Churchill Brothers are head on with 43 points each. (12/4/09) CB faces the Relegation candidate Mohammedan Sporting, another Calcutta outfit, the home town of Mohun Bagan. Mohammedan has a chance to skip relegation provided they defeat CB and JCT manages nothing a draw! If JCT makes a draw and Chirag United loses to Vasco, then Chirag gets relegated! That would result in loss of another Calcutta team.
Since Mohammedan has the proffessionalism and the urge to win, they will be facing one of the most prolific goal scoring machine in the league, Okolie. Hence the match will be important. If Mohun Bagan manages to draw with CB going down to MS, then Mohun wins the title and MS saves relegation, provided JCT/Chirag loses! On the other hand the fight for the 4th to 7th position will be on between Dempo, Mahindra, Mumbai SC and East Bengal who are closely placed and Mohun Bagan faces one of them, Mahindra United in an away fixture! Hence, for the first time, since all the matches are important, every match will be played accordingly and simultaenously! April 16th will be a big day for Indian Football Fans and I will be supporting My Mohun Bagan. For the I-League title will complete the garland for 2008-09 where in almost all the major soccer tournaments in variuos levels would be won by MB. The dream started with the Kolkata League, continued with the Federation Cup and now I-League. MB didnt play the IFA Shield this time, or else it would have been ours as well!!!

Wishing a Calcutta-n in Arizona.

Arizona, half the way round the globe would be the pin point location whose weather is quite different from the tropical climate experienced here in Calcutta. Hence, if I decide to have a step into the land would require me to have a thorough check up for the weather and it's difference. After all, weather and climate is the first thing that an individual eagerly notices out of his/her's window-sill. At present, I am in Calcutta (presently called Kolkata) in India.
While Calcutta is always wet and humid, Arizona is amongst some of the rockiest states amongst all the states present within the US union. Hence, the climate there would be comparatively dry compared to Calcutta.

1) Calcutta is humid through out the year, with the maximum dis-comfort level surmounting during the months of April to September every year. In comparison, Phoenix, a town in AZ, USA has it's moderately tough times between July to September.

2) Calcutta, owing to a distance of 130 kms from the sea shore, has a regular annual rainfall which may reach an average peak of 325-330 mm. The rainy seasons, popularly known as the Monsoons in India spans from June to September. Such an annual "celebration" of nature fails to meet it's mark in the dry lands of AZ. A Phoenix weather report records an annual peak of 25mm during July-August.

3) The heat factor as well as dry conditions in the AZ makes the inhabitants prone to live with frequent supplements of necessary fluid for the body. Rx in medical terms would be salted water along with lime juice. The Vitamin supplements will ensure proper working of the enzymes in temperatures that may hover around 40-48 degrees Celsius. The data has correllation with Phoenix, AZ. A native from Calcutta will surely find it homely as in Calcutta too, the temperature hovers around the 38-42 mark throughout the summer seasons.

Since we know, amongst the seven natural wonders, arizona holds US's treasure in the form of the Grand Canyon and the wild rocky country-scape, a visit to the state would necessarily mean an extra precaution of getting the basics right. Comapring to places having climates like that in Calcutta, it will be a fair deal to visit the state in the months of Nov to Feb, as the temperate plummet to the 38 degree Celsius mark.

The datas can be corellated with BBC weather Report.
Calcutta,WB, India
Phoenix, AZ, USA

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

The United Progressive Alliance: A Review.

All over India, various media channels and prints have delivered their news, their way. Many interviews, starting from the college campus to the local trains, Indian media is gearing India up with what the India will be looking towards, being the largest democracy in the World.

2004 to 2009, five years, held at office with few nudges down the lane. The United Progressive Alliance tried what they could do the best. Run a Government, facing the atrocities of both external and internal elements. The seventh largest country in the world saluted a number of "wonders" in political fabricated terms, in these five years, and again, time and again failed to meet them. Now is the time for one of the common man to place his view, for what the UPA has achieved and what it hasn't as according to their common minimum program* (to be referred as CMP herewith). This no televised interview, not is it an edited voice. Its my voices, sounding Cacophonous withing my Canonical Cacophony.
[* CMP was resolved on 22/5/04, published in the website. The verses are subject to change, as after 11/4/09]


#The Fourteenth Lok Sabha sounded Secular. Congress and associates always are! But one aspect couldnt marr their secularism, but it did tarnish the image of the government. It was not religion related, but it can be termed as political communalism. Racism would be better word to place. In the lights of higher education, Mr. Arjun Singh, passed certain reforms in the seat distribution regarding seat reservations for Other Backward Classes (OBC). The politics of reservation was chalked out to gain into certain localized vote banks for the party. The Report: click here. In 2006, this resulted in a student unrest all over India, maximally hitting the medical institutions and management schools. Thousands of students fell upon the decision of lowering seats for the general candidates. Previously many termed general candidates couldnt fill up the many vacant seats, which remained so through out the term, because they lacked proper SC/ST/OBC candiadtes! Amidst the light of such grave truth, the seats were redistrubuted in the name of OBC/SC/ST! It could have been avoided!
#A decision of passing bills and allocating budget for eight new IITs compared to the six till date in Andhra, Punjab, Gujrat, Orissa, MP, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh was a bright step.

MARKS: 6/10


# The minor back logs shall always be faced by any government and in any country. The UPA, under Dr. Manmohan Singh managed the terrorism with a copper hand. I repeat the term copper hand, bacause it was no way Ironical! Relations with Pakistan on bilateral terms were tried to be made peaceful, and more calm. Kashmir became quiter, atleast better than the Kargil Uprising in 2001. But certain terror strikes in Jaipur, Malegaon, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad and the greatest of all, in Mumbai did tarnish the UPA stand! Mumbai attack did make the UPA face a massive protest from the root level. But following that, the UPA did take a strong stance against Pakistan, tagging it as a "Terror State" in the UNO. Did this create an international pressure on the Zardari government, thanks to the strict policies of the government!

MARKS: 7.5/10


# If the previous Mr. Vajpayee's government gifted the national security with POTA, which is still regarded as an Iron Act by the opposition BJP, amidst the violence in various regions of the nation, the UPA gifted certain acts of transparency, namely Rights to Information Act (RTI) and the National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (NREGA). The former gurantees a transparency of any sector to the consumers and the public, while the latter tries to deliver a 100 days work policy, in a year for the needy!
# The NUKE deal with USA for which UPA had to take a confidence motion in the Parliament, 2008-2009, did see a lot of drama unveil infront of the nation about bribing to buy confidence vote. But they did stand strong and went forward with the deal negotiation that many scientists in the filled believed to be substantially beneficial.

MARKS: 8/10

Economic Policies:

# With award winning Economists in the Cabinet, Dr. Manmohan Singh (Prime Minister) and Dr. P. Chidambaram ( Formerly Finance Minsiter, now Home Minister) along with an experienced colleague, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee (Formerly Defence Minister, now External Affairs Minster) did manage to see the Economic Recession that hit the world by fever in 2008-2009 and till date continuing! With the world economy crumbling, India has seen a GDP growth of 7.1% in the tough times. Even the opposition leader, Mr. L. K. Advani once acknowledged one of the jewels, Mr. Mukherjee, that "What would UPA do without him. When ever India has found herself in danger, he was there as a savior". This was when the last budget was being placed by the UPA. Mr. Mukherjee did the needful as PM had undergone a surgery!

MARKS: 9/10.

I being a common have put forward certain aspect which I think. It has my hues, and may or may notbe in agreement with others!
To me, UPA served the nations well. Well, to make a nation perfect, five years in not enough! Everyone has to change it and be part of the phenomenon of Building India! So if you believe agaisnt certain norms, vote against...or vote for if you feel for the norm. But do Vote! For you can change the fate of the nation!

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Blues of Midnight.

I have become an insomniac for the past one and a half years. Reasons may be different, but the truth is sleep eludes me till 3AM or 4AM at times. All Indian Standard Timing. A few days back, I was standing in my little roadside facing balcony, Justify Fulltrying to look over the sleeping souls on the streets, the ones whose daily living is from the roadside tea stall to the pulling the hand carts in the day time through the bustling streets of Taltala, Calcutta, India. Now it was so silent. The occasional flights taken by the crows who seemed perplexed with the sight of me, a great fat mass standing in the balcony! (Come On! Its time to sleep and for Us to pee... ), that is what they might have been crowing at me!
I had a different thought in my mind. I wanted to observe the night sky. It was crystal clear... ironic.. with twinkling stars and the Moon was clearly visible. It was a whole white disk, blazing in her own rightful glow... cold. Many beggars look up at it trying to eat it, thinking it to be a burnt chappati...only if they could..they would have. But in that moon light, with some of the street lights off service due to a underground cable snag, I viewed a soft gleam of an event, for which only night can show!
Three ragamuffins, wearing torn clothes... complete tatterdemalions in true defination, tore over the left overs of the night that a nearby restruant had for them. I never saw them before, even in the faintest of the moonlight and the partial shadows created by the high rises (where many children and their parents lay asleep with their stomach filled), I could see their faces. Their sclera glowed white, prominent from their dirt laden eyelines...
Felt like calling on them... but I know they would run away... and soon they did..after they had soem guests at their table... the street dogs came to the party, only to displace the three..for they were five bullies...
The moon was cold... same like the brown and burnt chappati, may in the poor rag's imagination, only if they could imagine amidst the atrocities of life.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Sho(e)man's Show.

After what the Iraqi journalist did to US President G. W. Bush, the man who regretted being remembered as a president who wanted War, it was the Indian counterpart, who protested on a similar line, but the atrocity shown by him was on a more homely basis.
The Supreme Court declared Jagdish Tytler, who was on trial for the past 25 years, after he was accused of being a culprit in the Sikh Unrest in Punjab, way back in 1984. An event or rather say a Massacre resulted after the two body guards of then Prime Minsiter of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, opened fire on her and assassinated her on 31/10/84.
He was a congress man and on the eve of the coming Union Parliament Election, he was presented with a clean chit by the CBI, who was performing the investigation and words spread that he would be competing an election from the Delhi Seat. This had spread unrest in the state of punjab and all over the nation.
It was on 7th April, 2009, Mr. P. Chidambaram, one of the cool headed political leaders and presently the Home Minister of India was in his last ever speech in a press conference, before the Cabinet gets dissolved. One Mr. Jarnail Singh, a political reporter in Dainik Jagaran, a Hindi daily having a huge capital print market in North India.
He asked the Home Minister about his comments on the Tytler's release. The minister shoved his comment off, saying that he wasnt in a position to answer on matters that was being dealt by the Cebtral Bureau of Investigation, CBI. Being an executive member, it is not right to comment on such matters. If they found him guilty, then they have done their job!
Mr. Singh burst out with his shoe in an act of protest to ducking the answer, as he was deeply moved to what happened 25 years back! Our minister was cool as ever and like a civilzed individual asked the securoty to let him out, and not harm him in any manner. Mr. Singh was later realeased after being warned. He admitted in the media that waht he had dopne was in the spurt of the moment and that reporters and journalists should only protest by their pen or camera and not with shoes...

Last time, there were many computer games hitting Bush with a shoe. What will be this time round? I guess Indians in this aspect are much more down to earth rather than hitting PC digitally. They will voice their thumb as and when needed this Lok Sabha Election, 2009.


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Monday, April 06, 2009

My Shadow...

I am posting something after a really long time, after my standard of almost regularly updating. I admit that for the past few days I have been really busy with a lot of applications and other stuff! More over, for the past two days I havent been online from home, coz my computer's SMP blew off!!! (not literally)
But agains, certain things happen for your own betterment. Ask why?
The two day's forced exile from the cyber world let me fall back on certain tools of entertainment and murdering tools to kill time. My article diaries, the last article I wrote was in Novermber 2004. About five years old! I read to some of those un kempt articles that came out from my figments of imagination! Those were my Presidays... a time when everything was vibrantly changing it's meaning and colours!
Then I came across the testimonials that my Presi mates hav so carefully compiled for me. I revisited my past... the way I was and today the more composed individual that I am! Khotu (Kasturi), Pagli (Sayantani), Giggs (Charmi), Black Beauty (Sunandini), Chari (Sanchari), Suku (Sukesh)... they all wrote many pieces of incidents and good verses to let me rethink being a better human being! A less Chap-taking individual and less Angry man! Today I look back those roots!

Some excerpts:
Khotu: " SOB SOB SOB It was Saturday in the month of December. It was the first movie we saw together. it was KAL HO NA HO. Thanks for making us watch it Somnath. (Bengali) You cried so much during the movie. ... I had always thought that it was totally unmasculine and unchivalrous for a guy to cry, but seeing you that day... I changed my opinion and realised Crying is only an Outlet of your Supressed feelings..."

Pagli: " (Bengali) ... Amrita and myself boarded down at Cetral Metro. I was confident to get back to college, for it was a challenge that I, although knew less of the streets at this place can make it without you. But we didnt. We went the opposite way and realised the mistake, just to take a U turn and get back on the right track! Felt dejected! Felt angry! Hence smsed you, telling that it might be little tough, but we can make it. We made it! Then you were busy teaching, but when you came free, you rang up! I expected that you will be angry with such an sms! Instead you laughed! I could have been more angry with the humiliation, when you said something that made me realise that a true Teacher at heart can and only can he mention such: "First time it happens like that! A few days you be with me, walk around and not ride your car, you will learn each and every nook of the city! Thats a promise. May be this is a real truest sense!"

Giggs: " We ( I mean u and me), get hurt easilyby other peoples' behaviour and have been victim by ourselves... do u know, I believe we shoudl care for ones who care for you...I do do, and would advise you to do so! This will help misunderstanding others a little less! Talking of misunderstanding, I remembered one more good quality in you! When ever you had a problem with anyone, you came forward in clearing it with that person face to face! Rarely does anyone have courage to do it!"

Black Beauty: " U know what Somnath, u are a really good and true person. But you forget the basic rules at times. I kow that you never mean to hurt anyone, but it is necessary to be conscious of your act, as the person who is getting hurt is your friend nah?!! So be cautious next time. You might get better friends, but you might not get a second chance later!

Chari: " Another thing - it is good to care about people, butmake sure you donot become a laughing stalk of the people. You really donot deserve that. You have a lot to give but dont squander it away on people who are unworthy or who find it un -necessary. You have a lot, doesnt necessarily mean that you wast all those away!

Suku: " 1) Please dont take un-necessary responsibilities. It will destroy you and your feelings... whu are you doing this?
6) Sometimes you want to move before time. Please dont do this!!!"

I dont know why I wrote these... but I think, these small words have been my shadow, and its always good to appreciate shadows for without them, your visibility is incomplete!

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