Thursday, December 9, 2010

Every minute counts...

Yes, we all have heard this "every minute counts" cliche being tossed around. Seems someone is diligently putting efforts to count minutes India needs to do away with her problem of terrorism. Let me elaborate a little. The charming prince of India Mr. Rahul Gandhi said the following at a press conference last year. These are his EXACT words, no manipulation. (Note : This is old news but certainly relevant especially since we just witnessed blasts in Varanasi thanks to terrorism)

"I am confident that this country can take on terrorism. Defeating it is no problem. If we empower those people in villages, we can sit back, relax and we will destroy terrorism in 15 minutes"


15 freaking minutes? Pardon the slur but WTF/Really/Excuse me ???

Thinking over and over again on what he said, following is what comes to mind. He perhaps meant to say take in to account our population of 1.13 billion of which about 70 % lives in villages. That is almost 800 million Indians. Now multiply 800 million by 15 minutes and you have 12,000,000,000 (12 Billion) minutes, that is 200,000,000 (200 Million) man hours. We can further find out how many days that means but let's take a break here. So far so good but now we have a problem. Is prince expecting the rural aam admy (who is very hard pressed between inflation and unemployment) to spare his time fighting terrorism instead of earning bread-butter for his/her family? Is GOI going to provide incentives to villagers fighting against terrorism? And most importantly,its the major metropolis of the nation that faces terrorism challenge at large. Why would rural citizens be bothered about problem that does not concern them? Did prince charming meant to say because GOI does not have enough internal security forces(CPRF and others) to handle 200 million man hours of work load, it plans to mass migrate villagers to cities and employ them as guards? Does that sound viable solution? Cities are already unable to support existing population. Is he suggesting more influx?

Following are the links to the only three news papers which carried this news back in 2009. We all have heard racial profiling, now check out news profiling !
Indian Express
DNA India
Express India

And some of the blogs that also carried this.
Blog 1
Satyamev-Jayate Blog
Focus Hind

Whatever his logic was, its beyond comprehension of the writer. Perhaps its about time to stop paying attention to what the prince blabs every now and then. Painful to believe masses of India sees this person as future PM ! Jay ho India !

Pat-down of High-profile Indians @ US-Airports

Hello Tamasha Readers !

Posting this below video/news not because it is first time that a very high profile Indian dignitary has been victim of high-handedness by the US officials, rather for the comprehensive list that this video contains at the end.

Imagine what would be US officials reaction if we frisked USA's ex-president Mr. Bush @ Mumbai/New-Delhi? More importantly let's ask why just Indian diplomats receive this treatment? Writer do not recall any European or Chinese officials ever having to live through such misery and bringing home national shame. No,its not the individual TSA officer's fault. Its fault of loath Indian administration for failing to communicate properly well in advance to the concerned US Authorities about their dignitaries arrivals/departures. Also partially the US states department for not being pro-active to stop such contentious issues from re-occurring over and over again.

Counter argument : After all, we Indians live perfectly happily with Pakistani terrorists across the border transgressing in to our territory and killing a few hundred every now and then, why bother about our ex-president/diplomats being frisked in Jackson or O'hare !

Shame Indian politicians/administration,shame. You let us down time and over again.