Category: General

Tuesday the 11th terrorists strike

On 11/9/2001 terrorists hijacked four aeroplanes in USA. Three were used as missiles. One crashed. Around 3000 people died. It was Tuesday.

On 11/3/2004 there were blasts in trains in Madrid. Around 200 people died. It was Tuesday.

On 11/7/2006 there were blasts in trains in Bombay. Around 200 people died. As per Indian Express the number is 187. It was Tuesday.

Tuesday the 11th seems to be the favourite for some terrorists. Who are they? Why Tuesday the 11th? I have no answer. Can someone tell?

Thoughts on 5/8/2006

It is not right to extend censorship on TV. Some people find something offensive is not the reason to extend censorship. Kaanta Lagaa offended some people but people who liked it were much more. It topped the charts for six months. Some of the songs, which some people wanted, banned were very popular. In India too many people and institutions exercise censorship. CBFC should be the only authority. Once it certifies a film there should be no ban on it anywhere in the country. Somebody or the other finds something offensive and if everyone’s wish is taken into consideration no film could be made. Taliban had banned films and TV in Afghanistan. The duty of the state government is to uphold law and order. Suicide is a crime. If anyone commits suicide in protest against the showing of any film he is a criminal and does not deserve any sympathy. If any state government rewards any such person it goes against the constitution and should be dismissed.

The end of the world is a fascinating subject. Since the time of Christ people have wondered about the end. When a person dies the world ends for him or her. The sum of the matter is constant. Signs like war and earthquake can be applied to any age.

Election Commission had more than four months time to decide about disqualification cases. First it did nothing when the Parliament passed Office of Profit Bill. Second it did nothing when the President returned the bill for reconsideration of the Parliament. Meanwhile one Chief Election Commissioner retired and another person became Chief Election Commissioner. There must be some punishment for dereliction of duty even when the person ceases to hold office.

Thoughts on 9/6/2006

The Government of India proposes some changes in rape laws. They include having a woman judge, woman prosecutor and a woman police officer for rape cases. This may not help and be counter-productive. In Bombay, judge Laxmi Rao, a woman judge, punished a woman judge for rape for having sex with a minor though there is no provision for punishing a woman for rape, and let off men convicted of rape lightly. One was just sentenced to imprisonment till the sitting of the court on that day. There was an outcry against her judgments and she was transferred.

Sensex has come below 10000. Some months back when it reached 7000 some analysts had warned about the dangers. There was a debate on Big Fight on NDTV 24×7. One person said we have to be cautious. Another person was euphoric. He said it would reach 25000. Sensex crossed 12000 and was very close to 13000 and then the decline began. FIIs were responsible for the boom and the doom.

Blasphemy Law is not desirable. Christians sentenced to death in Pakistan.

Films certified by CBFC should not be banned. Scenes should not be cut in adult films shown on television.

Rahul is an independent candidate for Rajya Sabha supported by the BJP. They wanted Rahul Mahajan. That did not happen. They support Rahul Bajaj. The name is same though the surname is different.

Marriage is a union of a man and a woman. Judges in USA have crossed their limits in allowing same sex marriages and then striking down laws that define marriage as a union of a man and a woman. USA should have retirement age for judges. In Terry Schiavo case members of Congress assembled on a Sunday and passed a law to save her life. Yet first one judge and then other judges did not allow her to live. It was murder. The judges who did not allow her to live must be tried for murder and sentenced to death.