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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

tweets recap ....1

                          the year is  sliding into the shadows
                          to re appear soon  in another name
             here are a few of the tweets
                 i tried in 2014  
execution remains in the statute book either due to
 our collective barbarism or individual super ego
  which enjoys the power to kill legally

italian marines are in our jails for months
 without trial. italy promises to try them in
  italy. cant we be magnanimous ?

conversion reconversion re re conversion all should be
 banned.from the news rooms. becoz they r too silly
  when compared to our real problems

new planng commisn shd enable not restrict,be dynamic
 not hang on to obsolete rules,err on the postive side
   not stay safe on the negtve side

bird flu. for testing pune or bhopal . why not testing
 stations in every state if not in every district ?
  high time to set priorities right

kiss of love.marine drive event on nov 2nd evening.
 needs to be supported. our problem is not indecent
  exposure but the frantic search for it

"If our species is to survive, it is imperative
  we voyage out into the blackness of space ...
   colonize new worlds across the cosmos" hawking

the badaun sisters were never abducted or raped !
 cbi is working on suicide forced by the girls' 
  family? so the original story baseless?

malala keep the fire raging inside u.let no accolade
 douse it. we need to burn a lot in this world to
  help a new order emerge from the ashes

modi got nothing from US. not even sangeetha's husband
 who was illegally rescued from indian legal system.
  yet i support his initiative.

a school in trivandrum is shut down for the reason
 that a student was locked up in a dog's cage as
  punishment.. but is it the only way out ?

jaya in bail no appeal is no justice.
 we r overdoing it as usual. if it was the executive
  in the past it is the judiciary these days

gadgil is reported to have said there is no need
 for quarries (in western ghats) as flats remain
  unsold in kakkanad.unbelievably silly logic

what a pity that modi will not meet sherif in UN.
 agreed pak made the first wrong move. india reacted
  strongly. now india shld act not react

expert discussion on tv on our mars mission.
 mars will now be freed from the superstition
  chovvadosham assigned to it ! how superfluous ?

km mani says kerala didnt get tax share from centre
 last year (congress) and this year (bjp govt).
  if true isnt something wrong with kerala?

beware. shopping mall employees extort money.
 they leave some items unbilled then accuse shop
  lifting and take money for not calling police

india can't afford to lose a diplomatic match with pak.
 same for pak too.why not a draw which will be more
   useful than a win in the long run?

snake massage for relaxation.These reptiles will
 slither their way into your heart constricting your
  stress levels, asphyxiating your woes

kerala lost a golden chance to implement 5 day week.
 2 days a week for family would definitely boost  
  efficiency and output,not the other way

india england cricket match. how interesting.
 indian batsmen want to get out at the first ball
  but england says no. but see how india wins

kerala govt suffers huge income loss due
 to the prohibition move. why cant the centre
 compensate kerala? why is kerala not making a demand ?

want a degree from yale university? attend 6 day
 management course. they may call it a certificate.
  degree is a certificates too, isn't it ?

നമ്മൾ സഹിക്കുന്ന വികൃതികൾ ...ഒന്പത്

കുളി മുറിയിൽ കണ്ടെത്തിയ അനാഥ sanitary napkin റ്റെ ഇണയെ തെരഞ്ഞു strip search . കൊച്ചിയിൽ cepz ഇൽ.

ugly , cruel എന്നതിനപ്പുറം ഇതിനൊരു   മാനമുണ്ട് . ഇത് cepz  ആണ് . പുറം ലോകത്തെ  മര്യാദകലൊ അവകാശങ്ങളോ ഇവിടെ പ്രതീക്ഷിക്കരുത് എന്ന്  ഒരു ഓർമ്മപ്പെടുത്തൽ .  

പിന്നെ ഈ റബർ കമ്പനി ജോലിക്കാരികൾ എന്തുകൊണ്ടിങ്ങനെ പ്രതികരിക്കാൻ ധൈര്യം കാണിച്ചു എന്നാണെങ്കിൽ ...  H R  മോശം. അനാവശ്യ സ്വാതന്ത്ര്യം കൊടുത്തു കാണണം .

എന്തായാലും cepz  ഇൽ  ഒരു  h r  review  ഇപ്പോൾ  തുടങ്ങിയിട്ടുണ്ടാകണം

Sunday, December 28, 2014

നമ്മൾ രസിക്കുന്ന കുസൃതികൾ ... 14

സഖാവ് കൃഷ്ണപിള്ളയുടെ പ്രതിമ തകർത്തതിനു കമ്മ്യുനിസ്റ്റുകാർ അറസ്റ്റിൽ . പാർടി അവരെ ശിക്ഷിക്കുന്നു  v s  രക്ഷിക്കാൻ ശ്രമിക്കുന്നു .

മലയാളിയുടെ അസ്മ്ബന്ധനാടകാസ്വാടനാവേശം അസ്മാദ്രിശ്യം .  എങ്കിലും ഇത്രയ്ക്കു  വേണോ ? എന്തിനാ പ്രതിമ തകര്ത്തതെന്നു ആരെങ്കിലും പറയണ്ടേ ? ചോദിക്കണ്ടേ ?

സഖാവ് ജീവിച്ചും മരിച്ചും പ്രതിനിധാനം ചെയ്ത  ആദര്ശ സംഹിത തച്ചു തകർക്കാനുള്ള കുത്സിത ശ്രമങ്ങളുടെ സമാരംഭം ആയിട്ടു വേണോ ഇതിനെ കാണാൻ ? കണ്ടു പ്രതിരോധിക്കാൻ ? മുളയിലെ നുള്ളാൻ ?

ഇത്രയ്ക്കു ബുദ്ധിലഘുത്വം   നമ്മൾ അവകാശപ്പെടണോ ? ഒരു പ്രതിമയുടെ മൂക്ക് ഇടിച്ചു പരത്തിയാൽ ഒരു ആദർശത്തിന്റെ ശ്വാസം
നിലയ്ക്കുമെന്ന് ആരെങ്കിലും വിശ്വസിക്കുന്നു എന്ന് നമ്മൾ അംഗീകരിക്കുന്നു എന്ന് ലോകം   അറിയണോ ? എങ്കിൽ ഗാന്ധി പ്രതിമകളിൽ കാഷ്ടിക്കുന്ന കാക്കകൾ അഹിംസാ  സിദ്ധാന്തം  ദ്രവിപ്പുക്കന്ന്തിൽ   വലിയൊരളവിൽ വിജയിക്കുന്നു എന്ന് കൂടി നമുക്ക് അന്ഗീകരിക്കേണ്ടി  വരില്ലേ ?

പൊതു മുതൽ നശിപ്പിച്ചതിന് കേസെടുത്തു ശിക്ഷിക്കേണ്ട ഒരു സംഭവമായി മാത്രം ഇതിനെ  കണ്ടാൽ എന്താ സംഭവിക്കുക എന്ന് പുതു വല്സരത്തിന് മുൻപ് ഒന്ന് ആലോചിച്ചാൽ  അത് നമ്മുടെ സംവേദന ക്ഷമതയെ എങ്ങനെ ബാധിക്കും എന്ന് ആരെങ്കിലുമൊക്കെ തർക്കിക്കേണ്ട സമയം ....

Saturday, December 27, 2014

remember MH370 ?

A Startlingly Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Image: Pedro Moura Pinheiro/Flickr
Image: Pedro Moura Pinheiro/Flickr
There has been a lot of speculation about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Terrorism, hijacking, meteors. I cannot believe the analysis on CNN; it’s almost disturbing. I tend to look for a simpler explanation, and I find it with the 13,000-foot runway at Pulau Langkawi.
We know the story of MH370: A loaded Boeing 777 departs at midnight from Kuala Lampur, headed to Beijing. A hot night. A heavy aircraft. About an hour out, across the gulf toward Vietnam, the plane goes dark, meaning the transponder and secondary radar tracking go off. Two days later we hear reports that Malaysian military radar (which is a primary radar, meaning the plane is tracked by reflection rather than by transponder interrogation response) has tracked the plane on a southwesterly course back across the Malay Peninsula into the Strait of Malacca.
The left turn is the key here. Zaharie Ahmad Shah1 was a very experienced senior captain with 18,000 hours of flight time. We old pilots were drilled to know what is the closest airport of safe harbor while in cruise. Airports behind us, airports abeam us, and airports ahead of us. They’re always in our head. Always. If something happens, you don’t want to be thinking about what are you going to do–you already know what you are going to do. When I saw that left turn with a direct heading, I instinctively knew he was heading for an airport. He was taking a direct route to Palau Langkawi, a 13,000-foot airstrip with an approach over water and no obstacles. The captain did not turn back to Kuala Lampur because he knew he had 8,000-foot ridges to cross. He knew the terrain was friendlier toward Langkawi, which also was closer.
Take a look at this airport on Google Earth. The pilot did all the right things. He was confronted by some major event onboard that made him make an immediate turn to the closest, safest airport.
The loss of transponders and communications makes perfect sense in a fire.
When I heard this I immediately brought up Google Earth and searched for airports in proximity to the track toward the southwest.
For me, the loss of transponders and communications makes perfect sense in a fire. And there most likely was an electrical fire. In the case of a fire, the first response is to pull the main busses and restore circuits one by one until you have isolated the bad one. If they pulled the busses, the plane would go silent. It probably was a serious event and the flight crew was occupied with controlling the plane and trying to fight the fire. Aviate, navigate, and lastly, communicate is the mantra in such situations.
There are two types of fires. An electrical fire might not be as fast and furious, and there may or may not be incapacitating smoke. However there is the possibility, given the timeline, that there was an overheat on one of the front landing gear tires, it blew on takeoff and started slowly burning. Yes, this happens with underinflated tires. Remember: Heavy plane, hot night, sea level, long-run takeoff. There was a well known accident in Nigeria of a DC8 that had a landing gear fire on takeoff. Once going, a tire fire would produce horrific, incapacitating smoke. Yes, pilots have access to oxygen masks, but this is a no-no with fire. Most have access to a smoke hood with a filter, but this will last only a few minutes depending on the smoke level. (I used to carry one in my flight bag, and I still carry one in my briefcase when I fly.)
What I think happened is the flight crew was overcome by smoke and the plane continued on the heading, probably on George (autopilot), until it ran out of fuel or the fire destroyed the control surfaces and it crashed. You will find it along that route–looking elsewhere is pointless.
Ongoing speculation of a hijacking and/or murder-suicide and that there was a flight engineer on board does not sway me in favor of foul play until I am presented with evidence of foul play.
We know there was a last voice transmission that, from a pilot’s point of view, was entirely normal. “Good night” is customary on a hand-off to a new air traffic control. The “good night” also strongly indicates to me that all was OK on the flight deck. Remember, there are many ways a pilot can communicate distress. A hijack code or even transponder code off by one digit would alert ATC that something was wrong. Every good pilot knows keying an SOS over the mike always is an option. Even three short clicks would raise an alert. So I conclude that at the point of voice transmission all was perceived as well on the flight deck by the pilots.
But things could have been in the process of going wrong, unknown to the pilots.
Evidently the ACARS went inoperative some time before. Disabling the ACARS is not easy, as pointed out. This leads me to believe more in an electrical problem or an electrical fire than a manual shutdown. I suggest the pilots probably were not aware ACARS was not transmitting.
As for the reports of altitude fluctuations, given that this was not transponder-generated data but primary radar at maybe 200 miles, the azimuth readings can be affected by a lot of atmospherics and I would not have high confidence in this being totally reliable. But let’s accept for a minute that the pilot may have ascended to 45,000 feet in a last-ditch effort to quell a fire by seeking the lowest level of oxygen. That is an acceptable scenario. At 45,000 feet, it would be tough to keep this aircraft stable, as the flight envelope is very narrow and loss of control in a stall is entirely possible. The aircraft is at the top of its operational ceiling. The reported rapid rates of descent could have been generated by a stall, followed by a recovery at 25,000 feet. The pilot may even have been diving to extinguish flames.
But going to 45,000 feet in a hijack scenario doesn’t make any good sense to me.
Regarding the additional flying time: On departing Kuala Lampur, Flight 370 would have had fuel for Beijing and an alternate destination, probably Shanghai, plus 45 minutes–say, 8 hours. Maybe more. He burned 20-25 percent in the first hour with takeoff and the climb to cruise. So when the turn was made toward Langkawi, he would have had six hours or more hours worth of fuel. This correlates nicely with the Inmarsat data pings being received until fuel exhaustion.
Fire in an aircraft demands one thing: Get the machine on the ground as soon as possible.
The now known continued flight until time to fuel exhaustion only confirms to me that the crew was incapacitated and the flight continued on deep into the south Indian ocean.
There is no point speculating further until more evidence surfaces, but in the meantime it serves no purpose to malign pilots who well may have been in a struggle to save this aircraft from a fire or other serious mechanical issue. Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a hero struggling with an impossible situation trying to get that plane to Langkawi. There is no doubt in my mind. That’s the reason for the turn and direct route. A hijacking would not have made that deliberate left turn with a direct heading for Langkawi. It probably would have weaved around a bit until the hijackers decided where they were taking it.
Surprisingly, none of the reporters, officials, or other pilots interviewed have looked at this from the pilot’s viewpoint: If something went wrong, where would he go? Thanks to Google Earth I spotted Langkawi in about 30 seconds, zoomed in and saw how long the runway was and I just instinctively knew this pilot knew this airport. He had probably flown there many times.
Fire in an aircraft demands one thing: Get the machine on the ground as soon as possible. There are two well-remembered experiences in my memory. The AirCanada DC9 which landed, I believe, in Columbus, Ohio in the 1980s. That pilot delayed descent and bypassed several airports. He didn’t instinctively know the closest airports. He got it on the ground eventually, but lost 30-odd souls. The 1998 crash of Swissair DC-10 off Nova Scotia was another example of heroic pilots. They were 15 minutes out of Halifax but the fire overcame them and they had to ditch in the ocean. They simply ran out of time. That fire incidentally started when the aircraft was about an hour out of Kennedy. Guess what? The transponders and communications were shut off as they pulled the busses.
Get on Google Earth and type in Pulau Langkawi and then look at it in relation to the radar track heading. Two plus two equals four. For me, that is the simple explanation why it turned and headed in that direction. Smart pilot. He just didn’t have the time.
Chris Goodfellow has 20 years experience as a Canadian Class-1 instrumented-rated pilot for multi-engine planes. His theory on what happened to MH370 first appeared on Google+. We’ve copyedited it with his permission.
1CORRECTION 9:40 a.m. Eastern 03/18/14: An editing error introduced a typo in Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah’s name.
For more on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370:
How It’s Possible to Lose an Airplane in 2014
Inside the Nearly Impossible Task of Finding an Airplane in the Ocean
How the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet Could Have Been Hijacked

fear is a beast

fear of fear is more fear than fear we fear. it is the apprehension which is more unbearable than the real tragedy. so face it . it is not as bad as u thought. and it will never be as grotesque as u imagine. becoz we have a peculiar magnification formula at work. fear gets magnified  as it approaches u .  the one just in front  appears the biggest. luckily once the distance turns zero or negative it shrinks . and that is how we beat it. and survive.  so face the problem and it will recede. or shrink to the size u can handle.  remember every problem is a beast. it will chase the one who runs away . and bow a little on eye contact . happy new year

Thursday, December 25, 2014

നമ്മൾ രസിക്കുന്ന കുസൃതികൾ...പതിമൂന്ന്

നിർബ്ബന്ധിത മതപരിവർത്തനം നിരോധിക്കാൻ നിയമം കൊണ്ടുവരണമെന്ന് . ദൈവമേ അങ്ങനെ ഒരു നിയമം അപ്പോൾ ഇന്ത്യ മഹാരാജ്യത്ത് ഇതുവരെ ഇല്ലേ ? ആരെയും നിര്ബ്ബന്ധിച്ചു എന്തും ചെയ്യിക്കാമെന്നൊ ? അതിനു നിയമ തടസ്സം ഇല്ലെന്നോ ? എന്തായാലും ആള്ക്കാര് അറിഞ്ഞു കേട്ടു വരുന്നതിനു മുൻപ് നിയമം വരട്ടെ .

എന്നാലും എന്തിനാ നമ്മൾ ഈ പരിവർതനത്തിനെ ഇങ്ങനെ ഭയക്കുന്നത് ? ഇങ്ങോട്ടായാലും അങ്ങോട്ടായാലും ? അതിനെ അതിന്റെ വഴിക്കു വിട്ടാൽ പോരെ ? പോകുന്നവരു പോയിട്ട് അനുഭവിച്ചു തിരിച്ചു വന്നിട്ട് പിന്നെയും പോയിട്ട് .. സർക്കാരു  എന്തിനാ ഇങ്ങനെ വിഷമിക്കുന്നത് ? നമ്മടെ നേതാക്കൾ എന്തിനാ ഇങ്ങനെ അലമുറ ഇടുന്നത് ?

പിന്നെ നിര്ബ്ബന്ദിച്ചു ഓരോ കാര്യം ചെയ്യിക്കാനുള്ള സൗകര്യം ഈ രാജ്യത്തുന്ടെങ്കിൽ തീർച്ച ആയിട്ടും നിരോധിക്കണം . അത് വോട്ടു ചെയ്യാനാണെങ്കിലും  പട്ടിണി കിടക്കാനാനെങ്കിലും rape  ചെയ്യപ്പെടാനാനെങ്കിലും .

Sunday, December 14, 2014

നമ്മൾ സഹിക്കുന്ന വികൃതികൾ ...എട്ട് ....


സ്വിറ്റ്സർലൻഡ്  പൗരൻ  ബൗദിനെ സർക്കാർ അനഭിമതനായി പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ചു . ഇനി ഇന്ത്യയിൽ വരുന്നതും അന്യായമായി അറസ്റ്റ് ചെയ്തു പീദ്ദിപ്പിചതിനു  compensation  കേസ് കൊടുക്കുന്നതും ഒന്ന് കാണണമല്ലോ

universe expanding or collapsing ?

talking about the paradox of whether the universe is expanding or contracting, i too think it is  both. like the rings on a ring rotating on their circular axis. if u look from the top it will look like  infinite outward motion. if u look from the bottom u will see only the never ending collapse or churning inwards. if u r lucky to be at the center of the main ring u can see both motions. but only  if all the rings on the ring are in synchronous motion . moving out or in at the same time which is almost an impossibility. as a result what u see even if u stand at the center is the most chaotic scene of some parts of the universe moving out and many others moving in. given the constraint that we can only see or feel or be in only  a miniscule portion of the universe we will feel the universe expanding  at some time and contracting at some other time . time here means the allotment and  the  permission  to be present in , feel or observe or interact with in any manner, a small specified portion of the universe . god knows by whom.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

if time isn't real why does it appear to exist ?

1. nothing is real but they all seem to exist. so does time.

2. growth in both positive and negative directions is one phenomenon which cannot be disassociated with time real or virtual. probably our perception is hard wired to see it that way.

3. time is probably a hierarchy with god at  the top. look at an amoeba and see how we feel superior on account of the much higher time allocated to us.

4. our concept of time  probably developed from our inability to comprehend anything absolute.  or is it the other way ? we can take in only comparisons or relative observations. we have no way to detect motion except relative to another body.

5. probably the time to worry about time has not come.  and if it ever comes and if we have time at that time ....

Thursday, December 11, 2014

atheism .. again

1. science is not  the last word. science told us many wrong things and later said sorry. to very many questions science is still looking at the sky and beyond with open mouths.   science is that urge to search and search but with no chance of ever finding the truth the whole truth i mean. the feeling that we are getting  nearer to the destination is a self sustaining survival technique.  it helps. even mirage has its use.

2. atheism essentially is counter theism. if theism is +6 on a scale of 10 atheism is  -6. to sustain the  fight atheism  needs to use the  same weapons  the enemy use.  and it does. like  selective use and denial of reasoning , (  i heard an atheist friend say it has to be proved to believe but lack of proof is enough to disbelieve ) commitment bordering on fascism...

3. let us try zero faith for a change . leaving a lot of space on both sides  positive and negative . try it for sustainability. do u believe ? no. disbelieve ? no . this zero space is big enough to accommodate any. not only in faith but in life

നമ്മൾ രസിക്കുന്ന കുസൃതികൾ .....പന്ത്രണ്ട്

ഗണേഷ് എന്തോ പറഞ്ഞില്ലേ നിയമ സഭയിൽ കാട്ടുപോത്തെന്നോ pwd എന്നോ അഴിമതി എന്നോ ഒക്കെ .
പക്ഷെ നമ്മൾ ആരാ മക്കൾ ? നേരത്തെ എഴുതി  കൊടുത്തില്ല അനുവാദം വാങ്ങിയില്ല എന്നൊക്കെ തിരിച്ചടിച്ചു    ഇരുത്തിക്കളഞ്ഞില്ലേ ഗണേഷിനെ .

ഇതാണ് മലയാളിയുടെ ശക്തി . എന്തും കാണാതിരിക്കാനുള്ള കണ്ടാലും കണ്ണടക്കാനുള്ള ആത്മ ബലം. എന്തും കേട്ടിരിക്കാനുള്ള മഹാമനസ്കത എന്തും വഴി തിരിച്ചു വിടാനുള്ള കൂർമ ബുദ്ധി .

അഴിമതി പേരും നാളും വച്ചു വിളിച്ചു പറഞ്ഞപ്പോൾ നമ്മൾ പറഞ്ഞു എഴുന്നേറ്റു നിന്നത് ശരിയായ രീതിയിലല്ല . അല്പം കുനിഞ്ഞു തല ലേശം കുനിച്ച്‌ എന്ന് നിയമ സഭാ ചട്ടങ്ങളിൽ പറഞ്ഞതൊന്നും പാലിച്ചില്ല . കാലത്തെ കുളിച്ചു എന്നതിന്റെ തെളിവൊന്നും മുൻകൂറായി ഹാജരാക്കിയില്ല . എന്നിട്ടാണ് അഴിമതി കോടികൾ പ്രൈവറ്റ് സെക്രടരിമാര് നാല് പേര് മന്ത്രി ഇനിയും പറയാനുണ്ട് എന്നൊക്കെ ഓപ്പനായിട്ടു വിളിച്ചു കൂവുന്നത് .

അങ്ങനെ ഞങ്ങളെ പറ്റിക്കാം എന്ന് വിചാരിക്കരുത് . ഞങ്ങൾ എന്തും വിശ്വസിക്കും എന്നത് നേര് . സ്വര്ണ ചേനയോ വലം പിരി ശങ്കോ എന്തും . ടീവിയിൽ തന്നെ എത്രയോ പ്രശസ്തർ സാക്ഷ്യം പറയുന്നത് ഞങ്ങൾ എന്നും കേള്ക്കുന്നതല്ലേ പ്രയിം ടൈമിൽ പ്രശസ്തമായ ചാനലിൽ .

പക്ഷെ സത്യം പറഞ്ഞു ഞങ്ങളെ പറ്റിക്കാം എന്ന് വിചാരിക്കരുത് . കോടികൾ കട്ടു എന്നൊക്കെ തെളിവ് സഹിതം പറഞ്ഞാൽ ...

Monday, December 8, 2014

is atheism any better than theism ?

@ hugh . atheism as i understand is not the absence of belief in god. it is the belief that god doesn't exist and that believing that god exists is wrong. atheism is a negative belief. that is why i say atheism  like theism demands blind devotion.
if atheism is zero belief in god i have no quarrel . in fact i am with you.  but the fact is that it is a strong negative belief.  and that is why like theism atheism too is unsustainable.

reasoning as you  know is the process of setting a relation between cause and effect. from  theory to incident. or vice  versa.  that is , for every incident we are trying to find and fit a theory , an explanation. now the problem is that we have a finite set of explanations which we are trying to fit into an infinite set of incidents. the biggest problem however is that the set of explanations which we are boasting off is limited in quality too.  it is derived  basically from our wisdom or accumulated knowledge. to cut it short , reasoning is not a scale with which we can measure every thing. 

logic is a simple tool which we use for linking simple things . no one has ever claimed universal reach for  logic.

now for examples. how do we explain the origin of the universe ? neither theists nor atheists can help. is the universe running on weak force and strong force or some other force ? when a tiger kills a deer who is right and who is wrong ?

crux of the matter is that our ability to understand things is limited . by design. could even be divine intervention . who knows ? we are no different from the house fly which can not comprehend the existence of a window glass or the frog in the well who thinks the world is a ten feet wide circle filled with water. this is design deficiency.

so positive belief is ok . zero belief is ok . but  negative belief may  be too silly to be sustainable.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

hunger in the schools

   hunger in the class room

hunger is not just a six letter word.

it is the scar deep inside.
it is the ache that goes on and on.
it is the void which never gets filled.
it is the scorn that never stops hurting.
it is the growl that any one can hear.
it is the curse that i bear on your behalf.

in the exam hall i blink and go blank
in the class room i doze off lest i faint.
in the playground i crouch to crush the cramps.
when i open the book it is to cover the tear drops.

if you want to feed my brain and not my stomach
if you want to give me books and not beans
if you want to teach me etiquette but not survival
if you want me to run and win on an empty stomach

i don't know when i will fall pulling you down

i don't know how long you can stand and stare

നമ്മൾ സഹിക്കുന്ന വികൃതികൾ ... എട്ട്

 സ്വിസ് പൗരൻ ബൌദിനെ അറസ്റ്റു ചെയ്തത് ശരി ആയില്ലെന്ന് കോടതി. ഓർമയില്ലേ ഒരു മീറ്റിങ്ങ് നോക്കി നിന്നതിന് സ്വാതന്ത്ര്യം പഠിക്കാൻ വന്നതാനെന്നോ മറ്റോ പറഞ്ഞതിന് അറസ്റ്റു ചെയ്തു
കസ്ടടിയിൽ വച്ചു്.....

നിർഭാഗ്യകരം എന്ന് കൂടി കോടതി പറഞ്ഞു . പക്ഷെ അത് മതിയോ ?

കുറ്റമാണെങ്കിൽ ശിക്ഷ വേണ്ടേ ? ആരാണ് കുറ്റക്കാർ എന്നെങ്കിലും അറിയാനുള്ള അവകാശം നമുക്കില്ലേ ?

നമ്പി നാരായണന്റെ കഥ മറക്കാൻ സമയമായില്ലല്ലോ.
അടുത്ത എപ്പിസോടിനു മുന്പുള്ള ഈ commercial break ഇൽ നമ്മൾ എന്തെങ്കിലും ചെയ്യേണ്ടേ ?

ആര് പറഞ്ഞിട്ടാ എന്ത് കുറ്റത്തിനാ എന്ത് ദേശദ്രോഹം പേടിച്ചിട്ടാ അറസ്റ്റു ചെയ്തതെന്ന് ആരെങ്കിലും ചോദിക്കേണ്ടേ ?  വെറുതെ ഖേദിച്ചാൽ മതിയോ എന്ന് ആരെങ്കിലും .....

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

god is a gamer ... review

  blogadda   book review

      GOD  IS  A  GAMER

   by    Ravi  Subramanian

the best part is the climax. the fbi and the cbi
sit together and tie the knots in the long
rope to hang tanya, with professional handouts
from her lover varun. the team  replays the full
story with cuts and pastes and highlights
on the corner incidents. when the audience ,
accepting the moral inevitability of tanya
paying for her sins  gets up to move out,
the screen lights up again.

and that is a beauty. the epilogue tells us how we
have all been taken for the ride by varun the real
villain. all the characters are called back and
re examined. their contracts with varun are re read.
when they march out taking their wages in bitcoins to
play the video game mafia don we are back in the dark
in the real world where varuns roam  scotfree and tanyas
go to the gallows to appease the authorities. it is a
logical entailment that if a crime is committed then
someone should be punished.

the one reason for this book probably getting into the
best seller list is the ingenuity of varun. i have a
feeling that it is varun who thought up the whole story
and forced the author to write this book.

coming to the other highlights of the book, it is malavika's
murder that stands out as the best sub plot. with lower  limbs
turning rigid due to the effects of hemlock seeds which kill
by progressively paralysing body parts starting from the limbs
as it did to socrates 2500 years ago malavika stumbles over
the low parapet and falls to her death. even forensics
confirm suicide as hemlock poison does not turn up in such
examinations unless it is specifically tested for.

in contrast senator gillian's death is a tardy plot. and the
atm heist which takes up a large portion of the book is rather
overblown. computers all over the world blowing up due to
excess heat generated by continuous bitcoin mining which they
are bugged over the internet to do is also an example of
imagination gone wild and out of context.

as the title suggests gaming is the soul of the book. the details
are vivid and the lure is difficult to ignore. yet i did not turn
a gamer becoz though god is a gamer, he probably plays dice more
often. and in the latest throw he has probably assigned bitcoins
to me. i have already opened a vallet with .
if any of you feel like transferring a few bits ( it is one
millionth of a bitcoin current value of which is around 24,000
indian rupees ) to my wallet to help me continue this madness,
here is the address

before signing off, a few bad words to ward off the curse of
the soothsayer. the language though english is typically indian
which many natives may mistake for greek if not spanish. and a
good word to smooth the itch. sex scenes are sober and a welcome

the final word.  an enchanting thriller for the new generation.
may be this book will take you out of the  video game addiction.
not by disgracing the game. but by offering better entertainment.
much better and less addictive for sure.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

നമ്മൾ രസിക്കുന്ന കുസൃതികൾ ..പതിനൊന്ന്

ഗുജറാത്തിൽ വോട്ടിംഗ് നിർബ്ബന്ധം ആക്കുന്നു .

ആര് വേണേലും ഭരിച്ചോട്ടെ   എന്ന്  കരുതിയാണ് ആള്ക്കാര് വോട്ടു ചെയ്യാതിരിക്കുന്നത് . ഇനി അതു പറ്റില്ലെന്ന് . ക്രിത്യമായിട്ടും ഒരാളെ നമ്മൾ തന്നെ ചൂണ്ടി കാണിക്കണം . നമ്മളെ ഭരിച്ചു നന്നാക്കാൻ .

അതാണ്‌ സ്പിരിറ്റു . ആർക്കു വോട്ടു ചെയ്യണമെന്നു കൂടി നിര്ബ്ബന്ധമാക്കിയിരുന്നെങ്കിൽ എത്ര നന്നായേനെ .

Friday, November 7, 2014

what is bsnl upto ?

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

language is a beauty

language is a beauty. english is the queen.
the queen is english.

we call simple straight forward selfishness by
the name fundamentalism. we admire dirty cruelty
calling it fascism. we accept killers' psychology
by naming it terrorism.

ism is the in thing. we grant respectability to
anything by suffixing ism to it. extremism survives
becoz of its ism tag.

it is ok to play with words if the time is right.
but we started off when not much of it was left.
with a tweet on the shooting incident in kashmir.
when the army shot the car which did not stop
at a check post and killed two teenagers.

my friend tweeted 'had they been terrorists...'
i replied 'do not use this had been clause carelessly.
becoz the they could be you or me'. he retorted
'if you move carelessly in a sensitive area , you
run the risk ...'. i said 'you make the area where
they are destined to live sensitive and expect them
to love your shooting skill...'. he said 'people
deliberately cross the bullets' path and then
claim sympathy.'

i said 'this is a dangerous bend. drive
cautiously. becoz the very same words could be
borrowed by every speeding bullet and any
piercing knife.' he is yet to respond.

but i have decided to quit. i prefer to die
if kill is the only other option.

terrorism is an ism too. like counter
terrorism. and that probably is the schism
which we , they and us , refuse to address.

language is a beauty. the queen may be english.
but the king should be an indian. that is someone
from the indian subcontinent. a continent himself.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

നമ്മൾ രസിക്കുന്ന കുസൃതികൾ.... പത്ത്

വേശ്യാവൃത്തി  നിയമ വിധേയമാക്കണമെന്ന് മഹിളാ കമ്മീഷൻ. പെണ്‍കുട്ടികളെ ബലമായി പിടിച്ചു കൊണ്ടു പോകുന്നത് അങ്ങനെ തടയാമെന്ന്

 അതായത് വേശ്യാവൃത്തി ലീഗൽ ആക്കുന്നത് വരെ പെണ്‍കുട്ടികളെ പിടിച്ചു കൊണ്ടു പോകുന്നത് ലീഗൽ ആയിരിക്കുമെന്നോ ? അതുകൊണ്ടു ഒന്നും ചെയ്യാൻ പറ്റില്ലെന്നോ ?

വേശ്യാവൃത്തി ലീഗൽ ആകുമ്പോൾ abduction illegal ആകുമെന്നോ ? അതോ മറിച്ചോ ?

സത്യമായിട്ടും ഒന്നും മനസ്സിലാകുന്നില്ല.  ആസന്ന ഭാവിയിൽ പെണ്‍കുട്ടികളെയും വാങ്ങാനും വില്കാനും പറ്റും എന്നതൊഴിച്ച് . മിക്കവാറും ന്യായ  വിലയ്ക്ക് .  മണിക്കൂറു കണക്കിന് .

തൊഴിലില്ലായ്മ പരിഹരിക്കാനുള്ള മഹാ യജ്ഞവും കൂടി ആണെങ്കിൽ സഹകരിക്കേണ്ട ചുമതലയും ....

Saturday, November 1, 2014

the kiss miss kiss enigma

kiss the miss or miss the kiss ? a difficult choice.
if you are at marine drive on the evening of nov 2nd.
never mind whether you are in front on the stage or 
at the back among the audience. or in front of the
t v  in your drawing room. it is time to take the call
and cast your vote. NOTA excluded.

kiss and her cousins were private property so far.
hidden behind closed lips. held close to the heart
by arms crossed shoulder to shoulder. away from prying
eyes and clicking cameras, except, may be, the hidden

not any more. kiss is now in the public
hotels.on face book. and now in a sponsored programme.
at the marine drive ernakulam in the evening on
sunday the 2nd of november 2014. for all to see
and judge. and all of us are invited by default.

the current wave took roll when  moral police
vandalised a coffee shop in kozhikode. for allowing
consenting adults to give and take a few kisses
while people watched sipping coffee. self appointed
morality enforcers felt the country should have a moral
code. which should be imposed by any means including
violent interventions. 

coffee enthusiasts took offense. how come a coffee den
is pulled down this easily.intellectuals took up the issue.
what will happen to tea shops and beer parlours tomorrow ?
the common man got involved. they wondered if it is the
first lesson of an intensive course on fascism.

and the campaign went viral. face book groups decided to
defy the morality mughals . with a hundred kisses in the
open. at marine drive. rest assured that none can pull
down the marine drive that easily.

decency fanatics are not keeping quiet . hell bent on
clearing this land of all indecencies real or imagined,
they are planning counter offensive. the stage is set.

and you and me have to take sides and make choices.
kiss the miss or miss the kiss . not an easy task.
but i have made up my mind becoz i got wind of the
real issue.

 the crux of the problem is not the urge for indecent exposure
but  the inability to control the craze to look for it.
 which is an indication of our stunted mental development.

so i am for your freedom to kiss and show public display of
affection wherever and whenever as long as i have my
freedom to look sideways and ignore the show.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

we too ran this risk unknowingly


 Glass Cracks Below Tourists in Chicago Skydeck

Participants stand on the new glass balconies suspended 1,353 feet in the air and jut out 4 feet from the Willis Tower's 103rd floor Skydeck on July 1, 2009 in Chicago.
Image: Kiichiro Sato/Associated Press
In what could have been a nightmare come true, part of the glass floor in a viewing box high above Chicago cracked right below a group of California tourists. But it was apparently much less of a problem than it might have seemed.
Alejandro Garibay and his family were taking in the sights at Chicago's Willis Tower on Wednesday night. The tower's Skydeck, which opened in 2009, is on the 103rd floor, about 1,353 feet above Chicago's downtown.
Right before stepping on the glass, Garibay and his family were joking with Willis Tower staff about the safety and durability of the glass.
"They jokingly and confidently responded, 'It's unbreakable,' so we just went on," Garibay told the NBC affiliate station in Chicago.
While on the glass, Garibay heard cracking. He and his family told the staff, who directed them away from the glass box.

"When we pulled our phones to start recording and take pictures they asked us to leave right away," Garibay said.
A building spokesperson told the Chicago Sun-Times that it was the protective coating that cracked.
“Occasionally this happens, but that’s because we designed it this way,” he said. “Whatever happened last night is a result of the protective coating doing what it’s designed to."
The Skydeck, which provides panoramic views of the city, was open on Thursday.

Willis Tower Skydeck
A view down through the glass from one of the boxes in the Skydeck.
Image: Flickr, David Berkowitz

we too were there on the glass deck   in spinnaker tower  portsmouth  england .
thank god we did not hear any cracking sound. either of the glass or the protective 
coating. in either case we wound have fainted . all of us

Sunday, October 26, 2014

നമ്മൾ സഹിക്കുന്ന വികൃതികൾ ...എട്ട്

നമ്പി നാരായണൻ ഇപ്പോൾ കഥയല്ലല്ലോ . വിശ്വസിക്കാൻ ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടാണെങ്കിലും

എങ്ങനെ  ഒരു നിരപരാധിയെ ക്രൂശിച്ചു ആരെല്ലാം കൂടി എത്ര  അത് നമ്മൾ ആസ്വദിച്ചു ഒരു ചെറു വിരൽ അനക്കാൻ ആരും മെനക്കെടാതെ

നമ്മൾ നമ്മളെ തന്നെ കീറി മുറിക്കേണ്ട  സമയമായില്ലേ എന്നൊരു ശങ്ക . കാൻസർ ആണെങ്കിൽ ഇനിയും കാത്തിരിക്കണോ അതും മനസ്സിന്നാകുമ്പോൾ  .

അധികാരം  ചീഞ്ഞാൽ ബോംബാകും . കുഴിച്ചു മൂടുകയെ വഴിയുള്ളൂ എവിടെ പക്ഷെ കുഴിവെട്ടുകാർ എവിടെ കിട്ടും പണിയായുധങ്ങൾ

കോടതി വിധി കേട്ടൊന്നും ആശ്വസിക്കേണ്ട .  അവർ പ്രബലരാണ് .

തോറ്റും പിന്നെയും തോറ്റും ജീവിക്കുന്നതും survival  ആണല്ലോ എന്ന് സമാധാനിക്കാം . അതാണല്ലോ സത്യത്തിൽ ജീവിതവും .

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Write it Down! 

After checking an elderly couple out, the doctor tells them that they were physically okay but might want to start writing things down and make notes to help them remember things, as their memory is getting worse. The couple thanked the doctor and left. 

A few days later,  while watching TV, the old man got up from his chair and his wife asks, "Where are you going?" 

He replies, "To the kitchen." 

She asks, "Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?" 

He replies, "Sure." 

She then asks him, "Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?" 

He says, "No, I can remember that." 

She then says, "Well, I also would like some strawberries on top. You had better write that down cause I know you'll forget that." 

He says, "I can remember that, you want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries." 

She replies, "Well, I also would like whip cream on top. I know you will forget that so you better write it down." 

With irritation in his voice, he says, "I don't need to write that down, I can remember that." He then fumes into the kitchen. 

After about 20 minutes he returns from the kitchen and hands her a plate of bacon and eggs. 

"You see?!?" his wife yells at him in rage, "You forgot the onions!"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

നമ്മൾ രസിക്കുന്ന കുസൃതികൾ ...ഒന്പത്

അപകട രക്ഷകരെ ശിക്ഷിക്കരുത് ..supreme court.

1.  കുറ്റം ചുമത്തരുത്‌  (സിവിലോ ക്രിമിനലോ )
2.  കോടതിയിലോ പോലീസ് സ്റ്റെഷനിലൊ വിളിച്ചു  
     വരുത്തി സല്കരിക്കരുത്
3. identity disclose ചെയ്യാൻ നിര്ബന്ധിക്കരുത് 
4. ആസ്പത്രികൾ  registration fees വാങ്ങരുത്

അതായത് ഇതൊക്കെ ഇപ്പോൾ നടക്കുന്നു എന്ന് . വേണ്ട വേണ്ട എന്ന് കോടതി പല പ്രാവശ്യം പറഞ്ഞതാണ് . എന്നിട്ടും.

ഇനിയും നടക്കും . മുകളിൾ പറയാത്ത ഏതെങ്കിലും സല്കാര രീതി കണ്ടെത്തിയാൽ മതിയല്ലോ .  ഉപദ്രവിച്ചു രസിക്കുന്ന രോഗത്തിന് ചികിത്സ ഉണ്ടെന്നു തോന്നുന്നില്ല .

നമ്മൾ രസിക്കുന്ന കുസൃതികൾ ...എട്ട്

പട്ടിക്കൂടം ക്വിസ്

കുട്ടിയെ പട്ടിക്കൂടിൽ അടച്ചില്ലെന്നു  പറയുന്ന സ്കൂൾ പ്രിന്സിപളിനും ടീച്ചർക്കും ഒരു ക്വിസ് നടത്തിയാലോ ?

1. ആ കുട്ടി അന്ന് ക്ലാസ്സിൽ സംസാരിച്ചിരുന്നോ ?
2. കുട്ടിയെ ടീച്ചർ പ്രിന്സിപലിന്റെ റുമിൽ കൊണ്ട് പോയിരുന്നോ ?
3. കുട്ടിക്ക് എന്തെങ്കിലും ശിക്ഷ വിധിച്ചിരുന്നോ ?
4. എന്തായിരുന്നു ശിക്ഷ ?
5. ശിക്ഷ നടപ്പാക്കിയോ ?
6. എപ്പോഴാണ് കുട്ടി തിരിച്ചു ക്ലാസ്സിൽ വന്നത് ?

ഈ ടെസ്റ്റ്‌ പാസ്സയിട്ടു പോരെ  lie detector  ടെസ്ടിനൊക്കെ  അപേക്ഷിക്കാൻ ?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

നമ്മൾ രസിക്കുന്ന കുസൃതികൾ .... ഏഴ് ....

എന്തു രസമായിട്ടാ black money story ചുരുളഴിയുന്നത് ?

ഒരു വശത്ത് വിദേശ രാജ്യങ്ങൾ ചെലുത്തുന്ന സമ്മർദം ( എന്തിനാണാവോ അവര് ഇങ്ങനെ സമ്മർദ്ദിക്കുന്നതു ?  ആർക്കറിയാം ) പേരൊന്നും പറയാൻ പാടില്ല .
മറുവശത്ത് ഈ പ്രതിബന്ദമെല്ലാം മറികടന്നു പേരുകളൊക്കെ പുറത്തു വിടാൻ ഭഗീരഥ യജ്ഞം നടത്തുന്ന സര്ക്കാര് .  കയ്യടിക്കണ്ടേ ?

ഒരൊറ്റ പ്രത്യേകത  മാത്രം . ഈ പേരൊക്കെ അങ്ങനെ വെറുതെ പുറത്തു വിടുകയല്ല. ആദ്യം നിയമ നടപടി എടുക്കും . പിന്നെ പേര് പറയും .

ഇതിന്റെ ഒരു ബ്യുട്ടി മനസ്സിലായോ ? ആരെയൊക്കെ വിട്ടു ആരെയൊക്കെ തട്ടി എന്നറിയാൻ ഒരു മാർഗവുമില്ല . മുഴുവൻ പേരും അറിഞ്ഞാലല്ലേ ഈ പ്രശ്നമുള്ളൂ .

selective leak  ഇങ്ങനെ  legalise ചെയ്യുന്ന , സാധൂകരിക്കുന്ന , ഒരേയൊരു പോംവഴിയാണെന്ന് തോന്നിപ്പിക്കുന്ന ബുദ്ധി വൈഭവത്തിനു നമോവാകം.  

selective leak ഇന്റെ സാധ്യതകൾ വരും നാളുകളിൽ കണ്ടു രസിക്കാം .

വൈദ്യുതി മുടങ്ങും

റേഡിയോ ഇൽ കേട്ടത്

നഗരത്തിൽ ചില സ്ഥലങ്ങളിൽ ഇന്ന് വൈദ്യുതി മുടങ്ങും . രാവിലെ ആറു മണി മുതൽ വൈകിട്ട് ഏഴു മണി വരെ,  വൈകിട്ട് ഏഴു മുതൽ നാളെ രാവിലെ ആറു വരെ.

നഗരത്തിൽ മറ്റു സ്ഥലങ്ങിൽ ഇനിയൊരു അറിയിപ്പ് ഉണ്ടാകുന്നത് വരെ വൈദ്യുതി ഉണ്ടായിരിക്കുന്നതല്ല

നഗരത്തിൽ എവിടെയെങ്കിലും വൈദ്യുതി ഉള്ളതായി കണ്ടാൽ വൈദ്യുതി ആപ്പീസ്സിൽ വിളിച്ചു അറിയിക്കുക



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Sunday, October 19, 2014

find that restricitve clause

i did a primary search of the dtaa between india and germany.  the only thing  i found even vaguely resembling the restrictive clause is reproduced below.  how this can be interpreted in the context of black money and in favour of withholding names of  those who stash away black money in either country remains a mystery. 

Article 26
1. The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall exchange such information as is
necessary for carrying out the provisions of this Agreement. Any information received by a
Contracting State shall be treated as secret in the same manner as information obtained under
the domestic laws of that State and shall be disclosed only to persons or authorities (including
courts and administrative bodies) involved in the assessment or collection of, the enforcement or
prosecution in respect of, or the determination of appeals in relation to, the taxes covered by this
Agreement. Such persons or authorities shall use the information only for such purposes. They
may disclose the information in public court proceedings or in judicial decisions.
2. In no case shall the provisions of paragraph 1 be construed so as to impose on a Contracting
State the obligation:
a. to carry out administrative measures at variance with the laws and administrative practice
of that or of the other Contracting State;
b. to supply information which is not obtainable under the laws or in the normal course of
the administration of that or of the other Contracting State;
c. to supply information which would disclose any trade, business, industrial, commercial or
professional secret or trade process, or information, the disclosure of which would be
contrary to public policy (order public)

black money goes blacker

voters of this country who supported modi wholeheartedly is not prepared to accept that some treaty international or otherwise is coming in the way of bringing back black money stashed away in foreign banks by politicians of all hues . any attempt to hide under some covenants in small print  in these sacrosanct agreements will only be seen as a repetition of the strategy adopted by the previous government . and it is bound to fail as the strategy is not even original.

and now the minister says first action and then names. which means no action and no need for revealing any names. or at least some names. that is if the government is smart. and this sort of smartness probably brought the previous govt down .

history has a tendency to repeat. but so soon is too soon.

Friday, October 17, 2014

നമ്മൾ രസിക്കുന്ന കുസൃതികൾ .....ഏഴ്

കള്ളപ്പണം കള്ളപ്പണം എന്ന് കേട്ടിട്ടില്ലേ ? മോഡി പറഞ്ഞില്ലേ കണ്ടു പിടിക്കും തിരിച്ചു കൊണ്ടുവരും വിളിച്ചു പറയും എന്നൊക്കെ. ആ സാധനം ? തന്നെ. തന്നെ .

ഇന്നിപ്പോൾ supreme court ഇൽ സര്ക്കാര് പറഞ്ഞില്ലേ ആ വെള്ളം അങ്ങ് വാങ്ങി വച്ചേക്ക്. ഒരു പേരും എവിടെയും പറയില്ല . ആ സാധനം ? തന്നെ തന്നെ .

ആശ ഇല്ലാത്തത് കൊണ്ടല്ല. നിവൃത്തി ഇല്ലാത്തത് കൊണ്ടാ . കേട്ടിട്ടില്ലേ international agreements എന്നൊക്കെ. അതൊക്കെ ഒപ്പുവച്ചു കഴിഞ്ഞാൽ പിന്നെ ഇതൊന്നും ചയ്യാൻ കഴിയില്ല അറിയില്ല  അല്ലേ ?  തന്നെ തന്നെ .

ഇത്രയും കാലം ഭരിച്ചിട്ടും ഇത് പോലൊരു കിടിലൻ കാരണം കണ്ടു പിടിക്കാൻ കൊണ്ഗ്രസ്സിനു കഴിഞ്ഞോ  ?   ബുദ്ധി വേണം ബുദ്ധി .

 പൊതുജനം കഴുതയാണെന്നു മനസ്സിലാക്കാൻ ഉള്ള ബുദ്ധി മാത്രം പോര . അത് എത്രയും പെട്ടെന്ന് മനസ്സിലാക്കാനുള്ള വിശേഷ ബുദ്ധി.

സത്യം പറയട്ടെ. ഞാൻ ഇതുകൊണ്ടാണ് മോഡിയെ പുകഴ്ത്തുന്നത് . മനസ്സിലായോ ? തന്നെ ? തന്നെ ?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

നമ്മൾ രസിക്കുന്ന കുസൃതികൾ .....ആറ്

ബദൊനിലെ പെണ്‍കുട്ടികളെ ഓർമയില്ലേ ? മരത്തിൽ തൂങ്ങിയാടുന്ന സഹോദരിമാരുടെ ശവങ്ങൾ ?

പിടിച്ചു കൊണ്ടു പോയി ബലാൽസംഗം  ചെയ്തു കേട്ടിതൂക്കിയെന്നു മാധ്യമങ്ങൾ നമ്മോടു പറഞ്ഞു.

സ്ഥലവാസികൾ അക്രമാസക്തരായി . ലോകം മുഴുവൻ വേദനിച്ചു .

ദാ  ഇപ്പോൾ ചില മാധ്യമങ്ങൾ ഒളിച്ചും പതുങ്ങിയും പറയുന്നു . ബലാല്സംഗമേ നടന്നിട്ടില്ല ആരും പിടിച്ചു കൊണ്ട് പോയിട്ടുമില്ല .

ആത്മഹത്യ ആണെന്ന്  . honour killing  പോലും ആകാമെന്ന്‌. സ്വന്തം കുടുംബം തന്നെ നിർബന്ദിച്ചു ആത്മ ഹത്യ ചെയ്യിച്ചതാകാമെന്നു .

ദൈവമേ  ഈ മാധ്യമങ്ങളെ നാമിനി എങ്ങനെ വിശ്വസിക്കും ?  international media  അടക്കം ആരും ഒന്നും സ്ഥിരീകരിക്കാൻ മുതിർന്നില്ല എന്ന് നാം എങ്ങനെ വിശ്വസിക്കും ?

പോട്ടെ . ഇപ്പോളെങ്കിലും ഈ ന്യൂസ്‌ ആര് ഉണ്ടാക്കി എന്തിനു കൊടുത്തു എന്ന് ഈ മാധ്യമങ്ങൾ നമ്മോടു പറയണ്ടേ ?

പക്ഷെ ഉണ്ടാവില്ല . അതാണ്‌ നമ്മുടെ എന്നാളത്തെയും ഗതികേട് .

Saturday, October 11, 2014

beware of missed call from +92 9009

lifted from  face book page of my friend
 tnk verma


a child is a child boy or girl

പേട്ടയിൽ അപകടം മണക്കുന്നു

തൃപ്പുണിത്തുറയിൽ   നിന്ന് വയറ്റില യ്ക്ക് പോകുന്ന വഴിയിൽ petta junction  വളവിൽ വലിയൊരു കുഴി . തീരെ പ്രതീക്ഷിക്കാൻ പറ്റാത്ത സ്ഥാനവും വലിപ്പവും ആഴവും .
ഇന്നു രാവിലെ oct 11, 2014 , ഒരു  ഇന്നോവ കാറ് പെട്ടെന്ന് ബ്രയിക്ക് ചെയ്തു . പിറകെ വന്ന മൂന്ന് ബൈക്കും അതിന്റെ പിന്നിലെ കാറും എങ്ങനെയോ നിർത്തി രക്ഷപെട്ടു .

നമുക്ക് കാത്തിരിക്കാം . ഇപ്പോൾ  8:45 a m   11 oct 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

drink water please...forwarded message

Kumar .

How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night.

Heart Attack and Water - I never knew all of this! Interesting.......
Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor - Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!

I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me. Correct time to drink water...
Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body
2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack
I can also add to this... My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.
Mayo Clinic Aspirin Dr. Virend Somers, is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic, who is lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.
1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night.
The reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
2. FYI, Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest, for years, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).
Please read on...
Something that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue.
They work much faster than the tablets.
Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It's about Heart Attacks.
There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.
Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.
If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.
Afterwards: - Call 911. - Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by.- Say "heart attack!" - Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins.
Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and ...DO NOT LIE DOWN!

Monday, October 6, 2014

waiting for your response

as usual i went to a petrol bunk and asked for
full fill. they were not for it . they were recommending
a specific fill like say for rs 500, 1000 or even 5 litres,
10 litres or whatever. anything other than full tank .

but i insisted. lo and behold . my tank which can hold
a maximum of   22 litres  doesn't get enough even after
the meter crosses 24 litre mark.

i went to a bunk run directly by an oil company and
got my tank capacity confirmed. it is 21.5 litres,  22 litres
if you  wait long enough for the slow fill in the end.

i could do this becoz my car runs on gas too. i  can
wait for petrol or gas to be emptied fully before the
refill. for single fuel cars it is difficult to wait till
the tank is empty. so this loot goes almost unnoticed.

i tried with a different private pump. this time
 with gas. same result. about 10% excess bill.

what do we do ?  reveal the names of pumps in this
column to start with ? and then mass complaints ?

waiting for your response.

our MOM their rejoinder

A large number of readers have complained about a recent editorial cartoon in The International New York Times, about India's foray into space exploration. The intent of the cartoonist, Heng Kim Song, was to highlight how space exploration is no longer the exclusive domain of rich, Western countries. Mr. Heng, who is based in Singapore, uses images and text - often in a provocative way - to make observations about international affairs. We apologize to readers who were offended by the choice of images in this cartoon. Mr. Heng was in no way trying to impugn India, its government or its citizens. We appreciate that readers have shared their feedback, which we welcome. — Andrew Rosenthal, Editorial Page Editor

the catch is that  the above is a face book post. not on  the edit page. not even in the paper.  these chaps think they are smart.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

അഴുക്കിറക്കാൻ സ്ഥലം വേണം

അടിച്ചു വാരാം എളുപ്പത്തിൽ   ചൂല് കിട്ടാനുണ്ടല്ലോ
 എറിഞ്ഞു കളയാം എളുപ്പത്തിൽ   കണ്ണടച്ചാൽ മതിയല്ലോ
സംസ്കരിക്കാൻ കഴിയില്ല  സ്ഥലം വേണം തോന്നൽ
വേണം ആശിസ്സും  വേണം

മനസ്സിലാണഴുക്കെങ്കിൽ  തൂത്തു വാരുക ദുഷ്കരം
 അടിഞ്ഞു പോയതാകയാൽ വലിച്ചു   കീറിയെ
മതിയാകൂ . ചോര പൊടിയും ചികിത്സിക്കാൻ
  സാന്ത്വനം വേണം .

വച്ചു മാറാൻ കഴിഞ്ഞേക്കും സ്നേഹവും ദയയും
പിന്നെ ഒരു ലേശം ധൈര്യവും അകത്തു ചെന്നാൽ 
 അഴുക്കുകൾ മാറി നില്ക്കും സ്ഥലം

എറിഞ്ഞു കളയുക ദുഷ്കരം  പകയും വിദ്വേഷവും
പിന്നെ സ്വാർത്ഥവും ചേര്ന്ന മിശ്രിതം മാറാ രോഗമായ്‌
 പടർന്നെക്കും ഭ്രാന്തു പോലെ എബോളയും
 കുഷ്ഠവും  പോലെ      

കുഴിച്ചു മൂടാൻ സ്ഥലം വേണം വലിയ മനസ്സിന്റെ
മുറ്റത്ത്‌  ആഴത്തിൽ കുഴിയെടുത്തു വെട്ടിമൂടാൻ
കഴിഞ്ഞേക്കും എവിടെ കിട്ടുമിക്കാലത്തു ആ മനവും

അഴുക്കിറക്കാൻ സ്ഥലമില്ലേൽ സംസ്കരിക്കാൻ 
മന്സ്സില്ലേൽ അകത്തു തന്നെ ഇരുന്നോട്ടെ അഴുക്കിന്റെ
ചാക്കു കെട്ടൊക്കെ

നമ്മൾ രസിക്കുന്ന കുസൃതികൾ ... എട്ട്

ജീന്സിട്ടു പ്രലോഭിപ്പിക്കരുതെന്നു വിശ്വ ഗായകാൻ .

പ്രലോഭനത്തിന്റെ രുചി ഭേദങ്ങളൊക്കെ പബ്ലിക് ആയിട്ട്  പറയേണ്ട കാര്യമാണോ ? അതെങ്കിലും private domain ഇൽ വിടുന്നതല്ലേ ഭംഗി ?

പിന്നെ ഉപദേശിക്കാനുള്ള അവകാശമാണ് വിനിയോഗിക്കുന്നതെങ്കിൽ , ഉപദേശിച്ചു നന്നാക്കാനുള്ള അഭിവാഞ്ച അടക്കാനാവുന്നില്ലെങ്കിൽ ....

പോട്ടെ അതൊന്നും ആകാൻ സാധ്യത ഇല്ല. ഒരു off the cuff remark .  അതായിരിക്കും കാര്യം . അപ്പോൾ പിന്നെ ഈ കാണുന്ന പ്രതികരനങ്ങളൊക്കെ , ഈ കുറിപ്പ് അടക്കം , ആവശ്യമുണ്ടോ  ?  ignore  ചെയ്‌താൽ പോരെ ?

ഈ കുറിപ്പിന്റെ കാര്യമാണെങ്കിൽ . നമുക്കൊരു ignore button  അത്യാവശ്യമാണെന്ന് ഓർമിപ്പിക്കാനാ

നമ്മൾ രസിക്കുന്ന കുസൃതികൾ ... ഏഴ്‌

ബാറുകൾ അടച്ചതിനു ശേഷം മദ്യ വില്പന കുറഞ്ഞെന്നു സര്ക്കാര് കോടതിയിൽ.  നേരത്തെ പറഞ്ഞത് കൂടിയെന്ന് . മന്ത്രി പത്രക്കാരോട് അന്ന് പറഞ്ഞത് ഉദ്യോഗസ്ഥര് കളവു പറയില്ല എന്ന് .

വീണ്ടും സാമാന്യ ബുദ്ധിയിലേക്ക്  വരുന്നു . സോറി . സഹായികളെ സഹായിക്കണം . നല്ലത് . അതിനു എന്തും ചെയ്യണം , പക്ഷെ ആ എന്തിനും ഒരു ഇന്ത് വേണ്ടേ ?

നമ്മൾ രസിക്കുന്ന കുസൃതികൾ ... ആറ്‌

മന്ത്രിയെ എംപി ആക്രമിച്ചു. കൊലകൊല്ലിയെപ്പൊലെ. public deptt പണിത പാലം വനം വകുപ്പ് പൊളിച്ചത് കാണാൻ ആണ് മന്ത്രിജി പോയത് . എന്തിനാ പൊളിച്ചത് ഇനിയിപ്പോൾ എന്തു ചെയ്യാനാണ് പരിപാടി എന്ന് എംപി ചോദിച്ചു. നാട്ടിൽ ചെന്നിട്ടു ഉദ്യോഗസ്തരുമായിട്ടു സംവെദിച്ചിട്ടു പറയാമെന്നു മന്ത്രി .വേണ്ട പറഞ്ഞിട്ട് പോയാൽ മതിയെന്ന് എംപി .

കാട്ടിലേക്ക് ഓടുന്നതിന് മുൻപ് ഉദ്യോഗസ്ഥന്മാരെ കണ്ടു ആ പാലം , സര്ക്കാര് തന്നെ കെട്ടിയത് , എന്തിനാ പിള്ളേരെ ഇത്ര ധ്രിതിയിൽ പൊളിച്ചത് എന്ന് ചോദിക്കാനുള്ള സാമാന്യ മര്യാദ ..... സോറി   മന്ത്രിയല്ലേ ?

Saturday, October 4, 2014

can we define god ?

in response to a challenge in
    philosophy network under linked in
       to define  god

the simplest definition is law giver. when humans started living together the need for rules arose. and the need for someone superior to design rules. so someone invented god and said all the rules that he is espousing was given by god and therefore should be obeyed.

a little more involved definition is emperor of the universe. he who controls the entire universe.
and probably who designed this world and is running it . and who will continue to manage the universe for ever.

a more personal definition of god is the guide and friend who leads me thru thick and thin and protects me from my difficulties , both physical and mental.

a philosophical definition of god is that inner conscience in every being   which helps one chose between right and wrong , life and death . the one which shapes the destiny of every being by residing inside the being.

a scientific definition of god probably is that software which runs the program called universe . self supporting self correcting self replicating and self evolving .

a practical definition of god is that phenomenon which we human beings or for that matter any beings are not empowered to understand, analyse or modify; which we are only allowed to view that too  in parts ; in small parts decided by the orbit in which one is destined to travel and the time slot which we are allowed to be in , at any given instant

Friday, October 3, 2014

book review PRIVATE INDIA


  the new thriller by
    ashwin sanghi

the thing i like most about the book
is the craft . small sentnences , very
small chapters . 116 chapters, none longer
than 6 pages, spread over 444 pages is an
inviting format.

then those quote marks. they are there all over.
which means most of the book is in the form of
conversations. no long winding background
descriptions or stage settings. except on
very special occasions like the tower of
silence scene. it is direct interaction right
from start.

good but i have a suggestion. why not cut
out all those quotation marks .once the reader
absorbs the plot it is clear who is talking what.
there is no need to specifically mark them out.
thanx to the brilliant style.

the plot is the next best thing. meticulously
planned and tied up with near has
all the ingredients mixed in the right proportion.
fit to fill a guide book for aspiring writers of
thrillers and chillers.

it starts with murders spread over entire mumbai.
then goes on to terrorists and their public life.
and of course the high tech private india team
finally catching up with them all.

it s all in the classic style. the villain coming
on stage early enough, but the readers missing him.
then the police chief turning out to be hand in
glove with the culprits.

and this is where i want to sound a jarring note.
rupesh, the police chief turned villain too soon.
his change over is not properly built up. yes,
his true nature is revealed in the torture of hari,
the private india executive. wherein he says i will
pass a current thru your testes, duration and the
ampere of which will depend on the time you take
to come up with a confession and the degree to which
it matches the draft that i have in my mind. he reveals
his sadistic bend of mind when he insists that the
interrogation of hari , who incidentally is his long
time friend, has to start with this compulsory torture
to imprint the experience firmly and permanently in
the victim's psyche. yet i feel the transition of
rupesh to that ruthless acoomplice of dreaded crime
syndicate is not properly built up.

but it is more than compensated in the build up of
the tower of silence climax where rupesh half alive
is eaten by the vultures starting with his still
blinking eyes. worth a nightmare of sorts or two.

then the man , woman , man again identity confusion
of the murderer is an interesting twist in the plot,
well developed and blended nicely into the main story.

now the most outstanding feature of this book. you can
use this fast paced action thriller as a tourist guide
of the great city of mumbai. the events are so
thoughtfully spaced across the entire city and the
scenes are so vividly , yet briefly , described that
you will recall and cherish the memories of your last
visit or plan the first visit straight away.

now to fall in line with the concept the last line of
a review should ideally be a negative one, i prefer
to cast doubt on the very name of the book. almost
any name other than private india would have better
kindled my initial interest in the book, of course,
not the enduring interest which even the current
name could not diminish.

well this is my first share of the thrill i got from
reading private india. when i get time to look up those
difficult but beautiful words scattered all over the
novel, probably a contribution of the english partner
author, i will attempt a more detailed review.

statutory warning. this book is unputdownable. start
reading it only if you have the time in one stretch.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

our MOM and their meanness

from my friend parameswaran again

Subject: Fwd: Proud to be Indian

You may find the print of the article (quoted below) rather small to be inviting. But please do not I repeat do not skip  because of it. Do read and you will surely understand the mind-set of people. Meanness  knows no bounds indeed. You may go to the specific articles  also by clicking on them to know how low people can stoop. disgusting to put it mildly. If possible kindly share.

Balaji Viswanathan's write up
India has now successfully launched its mission to Mars. The mission was achieved at an extraordinary low price tag of $74 million - one-tenth of what a similar mission would cost NASA or ESA. If this successfully reaches Mars, India will be the first country to have the Mars mission succeed on the first try.
The provocation:
Just as quickly as the rocket sped off, Western journalists who marveled the moon walk in their childhood are engaging Indians in an unnecessary provocation. And these are not coming from cheap tabloids, but reputed media houses. It is not the criticism that rankles, but how crudely they are hitting below the belt.
This author chose to include poverty right in the headline: "India Mars Mission to Launch Amidst Overwhelming Poverty."
What a refreshing headline! Not even poverty. It has to be "overwhelming poverty". Who are we to launch into space? Should we not ask our British colonial masters before doing anything?
Apparently the other countries engaging in scientific research face no poverty. Apparently, space has something to do with poverty. Apparently, it is between funding Isro and solving poverty. You cannot do both. No sir, no. Next time, when you write about something that Britain did well, sure to remember to randomly incorporate the poverty of Birmingham and the riots of London into the title.
"England wins 10 Olympic golds amidst all the poverty"
"NASA begins its moon mission despite failing to manage hurricane relief"
"European Space Agency launches a satellite despite the inability to control religious riots in Paris and Tottenham, London".
This CNN author didn't even pretend to hide the racist idea:
For a country like Australia, the space aspirations are extremely pragmatically driven. On the other hand, a country like Malaysia is intent on putting astronauts in space -- that's very prestige-oriented.
Apparently, brown people's ambitions to reach space is not pragmatic enough. Apparently, the $75 million spent on the Mars mission is the only thing that keeps us from building toilets.
This gentleman at The Guardian makes a thinly-veiled threat: "ISRO to launch India's first spacecraft to Mars:  Critics of Britain's aid programme in the country have also been angered by the mission. The UK gives India around £300m each year."
Britain threatens to pull its aid. This is ghastly. What would India do without all these do-gooder British aid? The Indian economy of 1 trillion pounds was badly depending on these 300 million pounds that comes with no strings attached. We are an ungrateful bunch, aren't we? We are supposed to surrender our national priorities and research work and listen to our ex-colonial masters for a paltry 300 million.
This Economist article is more subtle and even more racist: How can poor countries afford space programmes?
What if the 16,000 scientists and engineers now working on space development were deployed instead to fix rotten sanitation?
Someone from Oxford wants to know why don't we all Indians work on toilets and potty research?
If this author lived at the time of Renaissance, s/he might have written:
Newton, Michelangelo and da Vinci are wasting time instead of building toilets. Poverty should indeed be an excuse to postpone great achievements. Right?
These achievements are the ones that are keeping our kids smiling and hopeful. This kid has an extra inspiration now. She has extra hope.
The double standards:
This event is monumental for us Indians. Imagine how the Americans felt when they first landed on moon. This is a landmark work for Indian scientists and I am filled with pride, just as the 1960s Americans were filled with pride as Armstrong made his stride. Sure, America had plenty of issues in 1969 - Vietnam war, civil rights, inflation, unemployment. But, those negative news could wait another day. It was time to enjoy the moon.
Actually, these commentators give a squat about India. They don't have any history of commenting on India's social needs. This is just outright racism clothed in a patronizing tone. To me they just look like sore losers and cry babies.
The cost:
Many of these journalists cribbing about the cost seem disconnected from India. We spent 450 crores on this mission. Let me put that in context. One of the local cricket teams - Mumbai Indians - alone is worth 1000 crores. Ambani built a home in Mumbai for 5000 crores. Every single day, Indians buy gold jewelry worth 1500 crores. An upcoming Bollywood movie (made about space) is costing over 500 crores. And finally, the Indian central government budget is 17 lakh crores (I actually rounded off this figure and that round-off error alone could fund 130 such missions).
India doesn't have more toilets, not because we don't have extra 450 crores, but because of our poor execution of things. Don't heap your blame on poor Isro for India's social conditions (ironically, a non-trivial portion of this poverty & hunger is due to the colonization under a power from where you are writing these articles).
Desi wannabes:
The Mangalyaan vessel: PTI
The Mangalyaan vessel: PTI
Not to be outdone by the firangis (foreigners), our Indian wannabes joined action:
Amidst euphoria, some voices question cost of Mars Mission
Social activist Harsh Mander termed the mission as a "remarkable indifference to the dignity" of the poor.
Arre! Poor are so hurt now, ouch because of some big words! Of course, when Mr. Mander teaches from an AC classroom at a business school or gives lectures from comfy podiums, the dignity of the poor is not so much hurt.
An ex-ISRO head was quoted extensively by everyone: "It is not value for money... It is more disturbing that somebody is making a claim that they are going to find presence of life on Mars. This is really moonshine."
Moonshine? Wow! Of course none of this bitterness and disgruntlement is due to him being an ex-employee who was expelled from ISRO after the S-band scam. He carries out an open war with the current Isro chief and of course we can expect him to be unbiased & honest in this issue.
Why India needs a Mars program:
It is exciting for children and teenagers, many of whom might take up a career in science, technology and research. These kids deserve an inspiration in the sky. If we can get a couple of hundred of these kids into hard sciences, the mission would have paid for itself completely.
Isro is already using the technology to help other countries put their equipment in space (for a lucrative fee, of course). If we continue to innovate in cost and speed, we could become a big hub for space projects. That would mean employment for 1000s of engineers and lot of foreign money.
India needs to prove its technological capabilities as it is building up the technology hub of the future - not just space, but everything. If you could launch a Mars mission at the cost of setting up ERP in an enterprise, you could build anything. There are both direct and intangible effects of this demonstration. This would really benefit India's tech companies. This is actually rocket science! Again more money.
India needs to spend on research to master the science of the future. NASA had plenty of spin-offs resulting out of its space program that advanced other fields such as medicine, apparel, food and navigation.
We could have made the "Model T" of spacecrafts - inexpensive and quick. The mission was completed in just 14 months and $75 million with little prior expertise. More importantly, the mission got off the ground on the first try. China, Japan and Russia have had to abort Mars missions in the past 2 decades due to launch failures. That is an outstanding engineering feat worth of salute.
Indians have always been fascinated by space since antiquity. Our ancient scientists spent all their lives looking at space. In the recent times, scientists such as Subramaniam Chandrashekar (Nobel laureate in astrophysics), SN Bose (Boson was named after him) have electrified the field. This mission is deeply fascinating even from a cultural perspective.
Imagine the potential for humanity if we could launch hundreds of inexpensive missions in our search for alternative life forms and alternative planets. Four years ago, India helped confirm that there is water on moon - the confirmation of which has eluded global researchers for five decades. This mission sent to detect methane could be the start of a new life for Indian science. Aryabatta andBhaskaracharya would be really proud of the lads who worked on this mission.
We need our Renaissance. We have to start breaking the chain of poverty by thinking outside the box. That would mean boldly assertive. People in other walks of life can surely draw inspiration from our scientists. This day is so refreshing although I have zero connection with anything Isro did. If we can reach Mars, we can do anything - from politics, arts to science & sports.
Outsiders have no idea of what this all means to Indians. Even a poor, hungry kid could dream for a Math Olympiad, can't she? In the same way, even a poor hungry nation can participate in a scientific mission, can't we?
We launched a peace project - not a bomb. We didn't go around fighting a poor country citing the presence of fake WMDs. We didn't build a vessel to conquer unsuspecting third worlders. We launched a mission to help humanity and the advancement of science. More importantly, we launched it with our money. We didn't ask for your money nor help. Who are you to patronise us this way?
These journalists are like the rich bullies who enter a poor man's house and mock at the books kept by the poor man - "You poor people can't afford to eat rich food and you can afford to buy more books?"
Yes, these journalists pretty much appear to me like those bullies.


Y.Parameswaran Menon.
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Kerala.  India.