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Should we be proud of Bobby Jindal?
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V.C.Job, kuwait,says: Good that you asked this question which many are shied to ask. The answer is: there as much we should be proud of Hilary Clinton or Obama. There is nothing more or less. I call Bobby and the other immigrant Indians the lost Indians.The hard core immigrants like Bobby are pure Americans like the initial settlers. There are a type of fence sitting Indian Immigrants who own house and property in India and visit India to celeberate the weddings of their children etc.I think it is better for the immigrants to assimilate fully with the adopting countries and integrate fully with it rather than partial acceptance.It is more or less like Keralites migrating to Mumbai or Delhi which have different culture , language and food habits. After 37 years I say I am a Mumbaite and after 36 years Bobby is an American.
28 Oct 2007, 1442 hrs IST

Monday, October 22, 2007

The Hindu : Front Page : Ladybugs to the rescue in New York - Sent Using Google Toolbar

The Hindu : Front Page : Ladybugs to the rescue in New York

Ladybugs to the rescue in New York

NEW YORK: Ladybugs, 720,000 ladybugs of them, have been released in New York City to help protect one of the city's biggest apartment complexes from pests.

In the next days and weeks, they will crawl into plants, flowers and shrubs in the Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village complex in search of insects whose smell attracts them. Buying the bugs — at $16.50 for 2,000 — means the complex's owner, Tishman Speyer, can avoid using chemical insecticides.

"In most cases, we reach for a can of pesticide — and we kill not only the 'bad guys,' but the 'good guys'," said Eric Vinje, owner of Planet Natural, which supplied the pest-killers.

He said a ladybug can eat up to 50 pests a day, plus insect eggs.— AP

Monday, October 15, 2007

Emergency Care-Supreme Court judgement

Right to Emergency Care:
Date Of Judgment: 23/02/2007.
Case No.: Appeal (civil) 919 of 2007.

The Supreme Court has ruled that all injured persons especially in the
case of road traffic accidents, assaults, etc., when brought to a
hospital / medical centre, have to be offered first aid, stabilized
and shifted to a higher centre / government centre if required. It is
only after this that the hospital can demand payment or complete
police formalities. In case you are a bystander and wish to help
someone in an accident, please go ahead and do so. Your responsibility
ends as soon as you leave the person at the hospital.

The hospital bears the responsibility of informing the police, first aid, etc.

Please do inform your family and friends about these basic rights so
that we all know what to expect and what to do in the hour of need.
Please not only go ahead and forward, use it too!!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The oil law is proof that the invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with the wellbeing of Iraqis.

http://www.hindu.com/mag/2007/10/07/stories/2007100750040300.htm


Level Playing Field
Who's being invaded by whom?
MIKE MARQUSEE
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The oil law is proof that the invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with the wellbeing of Iraqis.
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/02/20/1523250
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In his speech to the ruling Labour Party's annual conference — one of the set-pieces of the British political calendar — new prime minister Gordon Brown used the words "Britain" and "British" more than 80 times ( including the dubious soundbite "British jobs for British workers), while Iraq and Afghanistan each received no more than a single passing reference.

At least 112 journalists have been killed in Iraq (more than in the Vietnam war).
 
The single most shamefully under-reported reality of Iraq is the death toll — and our role in it. A recent report by the firm British Opinion Research says that 1.2 million Iraqis have been killed since the invasion of 2003. That extends and confirms the findings of a survey published last year in The Lancet, a widely respected medical journal, that estimated the dead at 6,55,000 — at least 30 per cent of them at the hands of occupying forces . T
 
What's behind this sclerosis of democracy, this continuing pursuit of draining, unpopular, apparently unwinnable wars? A significant clue can be found in the recent announcement from BAE, Britain's second largest corporation, that profits this year would double to more than £500 million, thanks largely to Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
If the new foreign-investor-friendly oil law — designed by and for multinationals, with the assistance of British and U.S. governments — is ensconced in Iraq, two giant British businesses, BP and Shell, are poised to join the massive plunder.

War for oil

As Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, observed in his recently published memoirs, "It is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war was largely about oil."
 

The Hindu : Front Page : “Nuclearisation rather than terrorism poses greater danger to West Asia” - Sent Using Google Toolbar

The Hindu : Front Page : "Nuclearisation rather than terrorism poses greater danger to West Asia"


"Nuclearisation rather than terrorism poses greater danger to West Asia"

Ananth Krishnan

We are heading towards showdown between Israel and Iran: Professor Sivan



Professor Sivan

CHENNAI: The nuclearisation of West Asian states, and not the threat of terrorism as often portrayed by the media, is the biggest danger facing the region today, according to Emmanuel Sivan, professor of Islamic history at Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Prof. Sivan is on a visit to India to create awareness and open up debate on the present political situation in West Asia. He is one of the first scholars to have examined the growth of radical Islamic movements in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution in Iran, and has written several books on the subject, including Radical Islam (1990) and The 1948 Generation (1991).

Speaking to The Hindu on Friday, Prof. Sivan said the problem of terrorism had been "overblown" by journalists. "The real threat we have to be aware of is nuclearisaton," he said. "We are heading towards a showdown between two nuclear states, Israel and Iran."

Escalating tensions

Prof. Sivan believes that Israel's government "will not hesitate" to strike at Iran. Tensions between the two countries have escalated since Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reportedly called for Israel to be "wiped off the map." While the Iranian government has insisted that its nuclear programme is only being developed for civilian interests, nations such as the United States and Israel have alleged that the real motive is acquiring a capability for nuclear weapons. Israel has had a nuclear weapons programme since the 1950s.

"We [Israelis] and the Iranians need to learn how to tango like India did with Pakistan," Prof. Sivan said. "But we should remember that as was the case with those two countries, this takes time."

The nuclear problem in West Asia could be compounded with the entrance of states such as Egypt, Algeria and Saudi Arabia into the equation, he said. "Egypt decided against nuclear weapons 45 years ago, but President Mubarak today doesn't think the same way as Nasser did [in the 1960s]. The Saudis can also demand warheads from Pakistan as they helped finance their programme."

Social impact

Prof. Sivan said that the radical Islamic movement had a number of important social consequences that had been ignored. "The movement is actually changing social relations [such as banning alcohol], which I think is more important than the political aspects." He added that the rise of radical Islam was largely only a consequence of the failures of economic promises of West Asian governments.

"Had the governments been able to give decent shelter and employment for every person, the situation would have been different," he said.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Different yardsticks for Left ruled states and Gujarat

The Election Commission has announced a two-phase poll in Gujarat on
December 11 and 16. The Chief Election Commissioner should clarify the
following:

1.. Why does Gujarat which has seen largescale communal violence and
an atmosphere of intimidation of minorities require only a two phase
polling when in May 2006 assembly elections in Kerala a three phase
polling was ordered? Kerala had always had only one-day polling with
no history of poll violence and malpractice.

2.. In West Bengal not only was there an unprecedented five phase
polling but the Election Commission made efforts to bring in polling
personnel from outside the state. The reason ostensibly being that the
government employees of the state have political affiliations. Is it
the Commission's contention that in Gujarat the RSS and its outfits
like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad are not entrenched among government
employees. One has only to recall the circular earlier issued by the
state government permitting government employees to participate in RSS
activities.

3.. The Commission had violated federal norms to decide that state
police cannot be deployed in polling booths in West Bengal and only
central paramilitary forces undertake duties. Why is it that the
Commission has not considered this step in Gujarat where the communal
bias of certain sections of the police are well known and documented.


The Chief Election Commissioner would do well to enlighten the country
why different yardsticks are being applied?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

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