The worst and most despised profession as well as field in the world. I hate politicians period. No exceptions.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated between
7:30 Pm and 8:00 PM (Edit) ~6:15 PM (Thanks Priya) (Pakistan Standard Time) today. This is really bad news for Pakistan where she was one of the possible Prime Minister candidates. It is also bad news for India for it might unleash various reactions, both from her supporters here and from radical elements.
Benazir Bhutto was shot at and also attacked by a suicide bomber.
An actor called Rajkumar, Dr. RajKumar actually, a local actor, died today. Though we got the news at about 1430, It was not a big deal to me except that I got a half day off ;). But what I did not like, kinda pissed me off was the reactions of his so called fans.
There were reported rioting, tyre burning and apparantely calls for a bandh tomorrow. And all this because Rajkumar died. It’s not like he was murdered or killed in some demonstration but he died of natural causes. So what do these fans want to prove? That he should have been immortal? Or are they showing their fanboyism by mourning his death by stoning others burning tyres? What are you exactly trying to prove?
No I did not really like Rajkumar because he was a huge influence and in my opinion he did not always use that influence for the right. But that’s my opinion! And now with his death, he is only causing grief to people who are affected by these riots. A friend of mine narrowly escaped today. A stone thrown at her bus hit a window close to where she was sitting. I am glad nothing happend to her and she escaped unhurt.
Today is the 56th year celebration of India becoming a republic. Declaring it’s sovereignty and adopting the constitution of India on January 26th, 1950. It was after quite a long struggle that India achieved it’s independence from the British on August 15th, 1947.
After the first government had been formed under Jawarharlal Nehru, India adopted the contitution, the longest written constitution of any independent nation in the world, containing 395 articles and 12 schedules for a total of 117,369 words in its English language version. (Source Wikipedia)
I’m proud to be an Indian and Congratulations to Mother India :-)
Edit: I apologise with great embarrasment that I mistakenly put the number of years as 54 instead of 56. My math is going bad :-(
Thanks to Ajay for pointing it out.
And why? Because the old name, Bangalore, represents the city’s colonial history, and Bengaluru represents the real Kannada history. Horse-cr*p.
I recently was in Kolkata for a marriage and while travelling it’s road, was amazed at the names of the streets there and absolutely loved it. Names like “Hungerford Street”, “Ho Chi Minh Sarai” etc, gave it an amazing flavor and rememebrance of the time when it was under British Rule. :-)
It’s one fact that the colonial occupation of India was not a well-liked, but it’s another fact to try and ignore it, forget about it by erasing it’s influences, it’s vestiges. It was, in my opinion one of the most important periods in the history of our country and one which has left an impression, an effect forever.
Though I am not in support of the name change, I unfortunately am disappointed in it and would much prefer the old name Bangalore!
Bangalored, the word itself means to lose one’s job, get laid off, and have the job outsourced, mostly to Bangalore due to it’s extreme popularity as a global IT outsourcing center.
No matter what your politics are, you have to admit that this is hilarious!
“You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the
best golfer is a black guy, and the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese. The
Swiss hold the America’s Cup, France is accusing the US of arrogance,
Germany doesn’t want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in
America are named ‘Bush’, ‘Dick’, and ‘Colon’. Need I say more?”