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Aug 052014

Judge Allows Yandamuri Motion for DNA TestsBowing to alleged baby killer Raghunandan Yandamuri’s requests for DNA and forensic tests, Montgomery County Judge Steve T. O’Neill ruled on July 24, 2014 agreeing to the DNA tests.

It’s not clear if the DNA tests permitted by Judge O’Neill also includes the forensic exams sought by Yandamuri.

Telugu bidda Raghunandan Yandamuri is on trial for the alleged murder of baby Saanvi Venna and her 61-year-old grandmother Satyavathi Venna in their King of Prussia apartment on October 22, 2012 during a botched kidnapping for ransom.

Wild Goose Chase

Yandamuri initially confessed to the killings on video but now claims he was coerced by the Pennsylvania police.

The Telugu bidda claims the real killers were two individuals named Josh and Matt.

Pennsylvania police have rubbished Yandamuri’s claims on Josh and Matt. Continue reading »

Aug 052014

Bharara Denounces Abuse of Adolescent Prisoners at Rikers IslandWell, to be precise Preet Bharara did not compare Rikers Island prison in NYC with India’s notorious prisons.

But in condemning alarming levels of violence against adolescents held at Rikers Island correctional facility, Bharara may have discovered that Rikers Island is as bad as hell-hole prisons in his native India where horrific ill-treatment of inmates is the norm.

Following a multi-year investigation on use of force by prison staff, inmate-on-inmate violence, and use of punitive segregation during 2011-2013, Bharara’s office found “a pattern and practice of conduct at Rikers Island that violates the rights of adolescents.”

Bharara’s office discovered rampant use of unnecessary force by NYC prison staff against adolescent inmates and frequent resort to punitive solitary confinement. On any given day in 2013, 15-25% of Rikers Island inmates were thrown into solitary confinement.

Not Convicts

Rikers Island prison staff’s favorite area of attack on inmates are the heads or faces, potentially dangerous spots that can lead to serious injuries or fatalities.

Compounding the tragedy, most adolescent inmates at Rikers Island are pre-trial detainees, not convicts. And many of these youngsters could be found innocent later in a court of law.

Here’s what Devyani Khobragade’s nemesis Preet Bharara had to say about the horrible violence against adolescents at Rikers Island prison (located just outside Manhattan):

As our investigation has shown, for adolescents, Rikers Island is a broken institution. It is a place where brute force is the first impulse rather than the last resort; where verbal insults are repaid with physical injuries; where beatings are routine while accountability is rare; and where a culture of violence endures even while a code of silence prevails. The adolescents in Rikers are walled off from the public, but they are not walled off from the Constitution. Indeed most of these young men are pre-trial detainees who are innocent until proven guilty, but whether they are pre-trial or convicted, they are entitled to be detained safely and in accordance with their Constitutional rights – not consigned to a corrections crucible that seems more inspired by Lord of the Flies than any legitimate philosophy of humane detention. These young men, automatically charged as adults despite their age under New York law, may be on an island and out of sight, but they can no longer remain out of mind. Attention must be paid immediately to their rights, their safety and their mental well-being, and in the wake of this report we will make sure that happens one way or another.

Related Content:
Report on Violence Against Adolescents at Rikers Island Prison
Aug 042014

I’ve started drinking again (I swear on Swaminarayan, Jesus & Balaji).

My health be damned!

Remember those hot U.S. desi babes Ankita and Madhuri with their crazy cockamamie idea about an Indian mealkit service Saffron Fix (they ship you the spices and vegetables and you do the cooking and cleaning).

Saffron Fix debuted on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter a few days ago.

Saffron Fix Successfully Kickstarted

Folks, I’m sorry that I have to be the one to break this news to y’all.

Hear, hear: This evening, the babes got kickstarted and good sense got kicked in the face!

No kidding.

Yes, Ankita and Madhuri have met their Kickstarter goal of $10,000. They still have 41 days to go!

As of  6:49PM (ET), Saffron Fix had received commitments for $10,010 from 175 backers.

And a lot of the backers are U.S. desis! Wonder if these people overdosed on Bhang thinking it was Lassi!

As per Kickstarter, Saffron Fix will be funded on September 14, 2014 8:00 PM.

If these babes can get kickstarted for their crazy idea, I think any of you can throw your hats in the Kickstarter ring.

Go for it!

Related Saffron Fix Posts:
Ankita & Madhuri – Sexy but Crazy
Aug 012014

We do the shopping and chopping so you can enjoy the cooking!
- Ankita and Madhuri, founders of Saffron Fix

If you’re like me, you’re always famished and like any sane desi in America crave spicy Indian food. No pasta, burgers, meatballs or tacos for us.

For your Indian fix in America, you have four options:

1) Purchase the spices, meat and vegetables and cook at home

2) Order a takeout from the nearest Taste of India, Bombay Palace or Flavor of India via online services like Seamless, or

3) Visit one of those countless Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi restaurants

4) Buy one of those heat-and-eat Indian food packets at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods or Indian grocery stores like Patel Bros or Apna Bazaar

Now two charming Indian babes Ankita Sharma and Madhuri Sharma say their fledgling venture Saffron Fix will simplify the first option (see above) by eliminating the complexity out of cooking an Indian meal.

The essence of Saffron Fix is that they send you the spices, Naan/Roti, rice and chopped vegetables and meat along with a recipe card.

You can pick the day of delivery. Orders before noon are delivered the same day. Shipping is free.

While there are a million items in Indian food, Saffron Fix is starting with Chicken Tikka Masala, Saag Paneer, Punjabi Chole, Veggie Masala Burger and Paneer Bhurji Rolls.

No South Indian stuff. Tough luck if you’re bent on Upma, Avial, Bisi Bela Bath, Hyderabadi Dum Biryani or Gutti Vankaya.

Utter Nonsense

Let’s try and understand the Ankita-Madhuri modus op.

They want you to pay them $30 or $50 (meal for 2 or 4 respectively) and then do the cooking yourself.

Although Saffron Fix will ship you the ingredients and the recipe, you still have to sweat in front of the stove and then clean up the dishes (a chore no sane human enjoys).

Plus, in an era where there are countless Indian video recipes on the Internet and you can buy the spices online or at the local Indian grocery store why would an American or desi need Saffron Fix.

Somebody is missing two screws in the head and that’s definitely not you, dear reader.

To get Saffron Fix going, Ankita and Madhuri have gone the Kickstarter route with a project to raise $10,000. The money will go toward setting up operations, establishing a web site and launching a mobile app.

Won’t Fly

Much as we want these two delicious desi babes Ankita and Madhuri to succeed, their venture is doomed. Continue reading »

Jul 262014

Purnachandra Aramalla Arrested in NYCLet it never be said that Telugus are not doing their best to jumpstart the troubled U.S. economy.

In New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and other parts of the U.S., Telugus are stepping up to the plate by committing crimes (big and small), plead guilty or get convicted, go to jail and pay steep fines or agree to forfeiture of assets acquired through illegal means.

Through their diverse crimes of murder, kidnapping, visa fraud, healthcare fraud etc, Telugus are keeping U.S. attorneys like Preet Bharara busy, have the FBI and local cops on their toes and provide employment to prison staff.

I salute the Telugu biddas in America.

Truly, Telugus are an extraordinary community for their ability and willingness to keep U.S. law enforcement and prison jobs.

I’m optimistic Telugus will soon extend their generosity to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement next by confessing about their immigration violations like fraudulent resumes, fake experience certificates etc. Many people in the rural hinterlands of the U.S. depend on prison jobs to put food on the table for their families.

What a shame that unlike Telugus Indian Tamils are mostly law-abiding creatures in the U.S.

If you ask me, Tamils have no sense of responsibility toward the U.S. :(

Folks, Purna Chandra Aramalla is the latest Telugu bidda to contribute to the U.S. economy.

Give 65-year-old Aramalla a huge round of applause, puhleeze!

Preet Bharara - Ambition on Steroids?Bravo, Preet Bharara

Telugu Bidda Aramalla – Pleads Guilty

Following a guilty plea to healthcare and wire fraud, Long Island (New York) Telugu bidda Purna Chandra Aramalla will pay $7.5 million from the proceeds of his offenses. Continue reading »

Jul 212014

Raghunandan Yandamuri Trial May be Further DelayedFor the first time ever, a Telugu butcher (who has already confessed to his killings) acted as his own lawyer in a capital case in America today.

After firing his court appointed public defender attorney a few months back, Raghunandan Yandamuri elected to fight his murder and kidnapping charges in court on his own despite not possessing a legal background and despite facing the death penalty.

Before his arrest on October 26, 2012, Yandamuri was a software programmer.

Yandamuri is on trial for the killings of baby Saanvi Venna and her grandmother Satyavathi Venna in their King of Prussia apartment on October 22, 2012 in a botched kidnapping for ransom attempt.

Trial Delay Again?

On Monday, Yandamuri stood up in the Montgomery County courtroom of Judge Steven T. O’Neill and made some unusual requests during a pre-trial hearing.

In a move that could delay his trial further, Yandamuri wanted the court to “appoint a forensic pathologist and computer animation expert to reconstruct the crime scene,” according to media reports.

Yandamuri explained to the court that he wanted to call them as defense witnesses during the upcoming trial.

The Telugu bidda is also asking for his DNA to be tested against three beer bottles that were supposedly found at the crime scene.

Although Yandamuri initially confessed to the killings (that he claimed were accidental) on October 26, 2012, he subsequently spun a bizarre yarn and blamed the murders on Matt and Josh. Yandamuri’s claims about the involvement of other people in the killings have not been found credible by Pennsylvania police. Continue reading »