Hus ke liye hai Pakistan, ladh ke lenge Hindustan
(We achieved Pakistan laughing; we will take India fighting)
– Pakistani Soldiers, sometime in the early 1960s around the time of the 1965 Indo-Pak war (cited in Ramachandra Guha’s India After Gandhi P.401)
Fast forward 44 years
Pakistan is on the verge of collapse as a failed state with the Shariat Law imposed by TalibanÂ whackos in the Swat region, suffered multiple coups and long periods of military dictatorships, is propped up by American aid and democracy has been a major casualty.
India is still for the most part at least nominally a secular democracy, suffered a short period of dictatorship (1975-77), the country is seeing 8% growth rates, a few hundred thousand coolies write software for the mega corporations and another hundred thousand or so respond to phone calls from around the world, Bollywood’s sway spans several continents, people still starve to death,Â dinosaur politicians have terrorist friends and Indian dads may have found a new hobby.
why don’t you write about countries/ cities you’ve visited?
When i have money, I’ll go all over India first.
Then I’ll visit 2 countries in South America and one in Africa and then, I’ll go all over Europe.
And you can include reviews about restaurants you visited/food you ate there too.
1. You write: When i have money, I’ll go all over India first.
You have already seen quite a bit of India. No?
2. You write: Then I’ll visit 2 countries in South America
Try Uruguay. Interesting cuisine.
I have seen more places here than in India.. traveling in India isn’t easy, is it? For starters, I wouldn’t want to drive on those killer roads.
there are probably many things that will rival Yosemite, Yellowstone etc.. but inaccessible?
oh, and thumbs down to your obsession about rapist Indian dads 🙂
1. Just wondering if you saw this – Police did not help me out: Gangrape victim
2. You write: traveling in India isn’t easy, is it?
We hear that they have decent highways in India now.
These days we’re itching to go on a long drive to the NW…want to see ND, SD, WY, ID, MI et al.
How is Uruguayan cuisine interesting? its not.
how would you know whether i’ve seen quite a bit of India or not?
Didn’t you see the No? at the end.
Oh well, try Ukrainian or Tibetan cuisine then.
who is Jay.. i see some chemistry between you two.. what’s his/her other avatar(s)? any clues? shadowfax_arbit?
Ask him/her/it. 😉
We doubt you’ll get a response though. Jay is a shy creature like ET.
Offtopic – RedBox coupon codes didn’t work this morning 🙁
yes, I saw the TISS incident on my favorite website earlier.. Have you bookmarked searchindia.com.. they are damn good.
BTW, lost some of our bookmarks. Our 2.5 year-old Acer died today. 🙁
picked up Vinyan from redbox.. Beart is one of the most beautiful actresses I have ever seen. Picked it up just for her.. without even reading any reviews.
Redbox is acting weird and slow.. Did you pay a visit today?
Helped a blonde in a hot summer dress(it was a wonderful 78 degrees here, haha!) to return a DVD.. poor damsel in distress had no clue.
Yes, went to a RedBox kiosk this morning. After entering the coupon code, it took forever and finally said it couldn’t process it (it did not reject it).
We wanted to borrow Flawless (Demi Moore, Michael Caine).
There’s another RedBox close by. Will try again in a few minutes.
is Jay a mallu grandma from Chicago? sounds a bit b!tchy(the good kind) like Beni.
Just returned…this kiosk didn’t have Flawless.
Buddy, your articles on bollywood and Indian politics are too good.
Although you use strong language to express your views, most of them seem justified.
BUt I would humbly request you to stop exaggerating some facts such as “Indian Dads find a new Hobby, raping daughters”, this is an exaggerating sentence considering the fact that most of the bastards involved were either psychos or selfish uncivilized monkeys.
Let me tell you that such sentences neither speak good about INdian nor about yourself. Please stop using such sentences. It makes a good reviewer like you to sound like some idiotic senseless reporters from our news channels such as NDTV, TIMES NOW.
You write above: BUt I would humbly request you to stop exaggerating some facts such …
Our first PM (we meant Prime Minister, not pre-menstrual or post-menopause) once said: Facts are facts and you can’t change them on account of your likes or dislikes. Or something to that effect.
I cant be jay’s avatar for if not you would have seen the chemistry explosive. BTW, how is Monsters Vs Aliens. Too kiddish i believe but never seen a 3D movie…
Didn’t see that. They were playing that in the multiplex when we went to State of Play.
We’ve seen one or two 3D films – Chota Chethan and we can’ remember the other one.
Well, the facts state clearly that the ones that f***** their own children were some bastards and brainless uncivilized animals. My dear friend, our culture has still not rotten to an extent where every dad starts to rape his own daughter, if this is the case then please NUKE THIS COUNTRY.
As for the cases that you mentioned, these guys should be prosecuted in an electric chair with special electrodes fitted to their GENITALS. Let no other bastard even think of doing such thing to any woman ever again.
As for the media, I think they love such news to encourage their TRPS. Sorry to say this, I think today’s news channels are more or less PIMPS who are ready to sell their own wives/children for the sake of TRPs. If so, why would they ever fail to report about fathers:
Who went to the level of selling their kidneys for the sake of making their children study?
Who toiled day and night eating just 2 square meals a day in order to save for their daughter’s marriage
Who work for hours in Petrol bunks, rice mills, textile shops, 16/7 for their family?
Buddy, I live in Chennai and see so many families here. Trust me, although I have not peeped to see what’s going on inside their homes, but I know that they slog like an ass to keep their wife and children happy.
A section of bastards don’t represent INDIAN FATHERS, This is a fact.
Mera Bharat Mahaaan.
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Hey buddy, you know something, the latest X-Men Movie: X-Men Origins: Wolverine has been leaked out into the net before the release. Seems like the movie has been downloaded by 75000 people in a single day. Poor Hugh Jackman! He is in a complete rage over this issue. It seems like the company which was supposed to provide the graphic effects wwas responsible for this leak.
We’ve seen the previews (trailers) of Wolverine a few times. Didn’t think it was a big deal.
Well there is something to discuss about the 1965 war. I read somewhere ( I don’t exactly remember) that Pakistanis in 1965 used to believe that 1 Pakistani is equal to 2 Indians -a myth that was shattered during the 1965 war. In a meeting with the sepoys a brigadier will suddenly comment that ‘1 Pakistani is equal to 2 Indians’ .Then some sepoy will get up and say that the brigadier was wrong since’1 Pakistani is equal to 10 Indians’ and then there will be a big applause.
I think I am quoting the above from a book by Husain Haqqani.
Of course the superiority of the races theory proved to be wrong since India screwed Pakistan after that. But the Pakistanis still today claim that India was the aggressor and that Pakistan defeated India. They will be confused if you ask them if so why they signed the Tashkent agreement then?’ But thats a very different story.
Another interesting comment after the 1965 war by an US diploamt, “It used to be you could feed the word ‘India’ into the machine and it would spit out ‘Maharajahs, snakes, too many babies, too many cows, spindly-legged Hindus.’ Now it’s apparent to everybody that India is going to emerge as an Asian power in its own right.”