Incredible India – 4

Folks, here comes the fourth instalment of Incredible India with those only-in-India stories.

* Ram’s Monkeys Run Amok in Mangalore Pub.

A bunch of thugs belonging to the Shri Ram Sena attacked some girls in the coastal city of Mangalore in the South Indian state of Karnataka. Why? Because the girls were having a good time at a pub.

Who says the Taliban is confined only to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

* Top Police Officer Nabbed for Peddling Heroin.

A senior officer belonging to the elite Indian police Service (IPS) has been arrested for peddling heroin in Mumbai. Shaji Mohan, the alleged drug peddler worked previously at the Narcotics Control Bureau in Chandigarh.

* Where are the Terrorists in India coming from?

No, not merely from Pakistan or Afghanistan. They are coming from the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. According to rabble-rouser Raj Thackeray, Uttar Pradesh is a den of terrorism.

* In a Country with Few Prodigies, Feel Happy about this Seven-year-old Prodigy.

Here’s an excerpt from TOI about Bhagyashree:

A seven-year-old girl here is vested with an uncanny ability to reel of names of allopathic medicines for treating various diseases
without ever referring to any books or prescriptions.

Bhagyashree, a second standard girl in a private school here, kept a distinguished audience here enthralled at a function here when doctors asked her the names of medicines to treat diseases like filariasis, oncology, blood pressure, diabetes and various other ailments.

* Raj Thackeray’s Goons Attack a School Republic Day Function because the program featured Bhojpuri film songs.

Mera Bharat Mahaan.

8 Responses to "Incredible India – 4"

  1. Harry Butt   January 26, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Since when did oncology become a disease!

    Interesting column, by the way.. thanks. Responds

    You write above: Since when did oncology become a disease!

    You have to ask the Pondicherry reporter of Times of India or the editing desk.

  2. sumeshy   January 26, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Read this too – This is not even the tip of iceberg when it comes to professional and official documentation in India. Responds:

    Just read the above piece.

    Dealing with the petty bureaucracy is a nightmare anywhere probably because these gnomes bring all of their frustrations to their jobs.

  3. joeantony   January 26, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Add this too

    The thakereys on the roll again, when they were displaying their guided missiles in new delhi this has happened in Nasik. How many times? ah…. no words. Responds:

    Done (pl see above post).


  4. aditya_k   January 27, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    now this is what i meant by balanced….see, a few positive posts don’t hurt (i am back from a mini-hiatus, was working on our college festival)….

  5. SRINIVAS   January 28, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Read this : Responds:


    BTW, the Lassi in Washing Machine referred to in your ET story was featured in an HSBC ad in New Yorker magazine.

    Wonder why ET is loading slowly here for the last two days.

  6. sumeshy   January 29, 2009 at 2:45 pm


    read this –

    Gilani and his administration really are putting a spin now. Responds:

    Pak is also claiming Mumbai terrorist Kasab is dead.

    That said, the Indian intelligence agency RAW is not above engaging in dirty deeds. That’s what most external intelligence agencies do. And our RAW folks are no saints.

  7. sumeshy   January 29, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Definitely MERA BHARAT MAHAN Responds:

    Yes, we saw this earlier in TOI. Also included in Incredible India – 5.

  8. sumeshy   January 29, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    One more –

    Karnataka CM does not want pub culture but wants revenues from these Pubs. How will he maintain the monthly haftas if the pubs close down. A clear case of confused poltician who does not know to think before saying anything to the press.

    Actually, maybe in a couple of decades, this country will be the land of anarchy. It is getting murkier by the minute and is made so by our politicians. These 60-80 yr old folks who need to retire are actually toying with the country’s future. No one can do or say anything.

    SI, do you think you should list each state and the stupid issues that they are following rather than focusing on how to make their state a overall profit state.

    TN – Tamil Issue
    Karnataka – Pub culture

    Also as an aside, our latest Padma Shri winner Aishwarya Rai might contest againt Sharad Powar in Madhepura. The party workers are demanding this from Mulayam Singh Yadav (Samajwadi Party Leader). Well, I think after acting in “Iruvar”, she really feels that she can do a real0life JJ eh! Hey Asins, Nayans and other wood(s) groupies – take this cue. All of you can non-act and then enter politics to continue the mis-management. Responds:

    Notwithstanding the delusional rants of a few mall-rats, we really don’t think there’s much hope for the country.

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