Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Photo captions-Happy Family-Saroja Mother, Aditya Gaonkar, Prabhakar Gaonkar Father, Abhishek Brother
Family of Aditya P Gaonkar
Bangalore: 100, 100, 99 and 99; these are marks he secured in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Electronics respectively in Second Pre-University examinations held by Govt. of Karnataka in 2011. On May 25, when IIT-JEE results where out, he was the Topper of Karnataka State with rank 151. Now, the same boy Secures First Rank in State level Common Entrance Exam, CET-2011. Scoring 60 in Maths, 58 in Physics, 56 in Chemistry, he became the state topper in Engineering rankings.
Aditya P Gaonkar, a student of Vijaya Composite PU College had a ever memorable May month of his lifetime as far as academic performance are concerned. Interestingly Aditya never went for coaching for his PU Courses. He just took IIT-JEE coaching from a private academy, was enough to achieve all his goals of Class 12.
Born in a middle class family, the achievement of Aditya is really inspiring for all studious students. Father Sri Prabhakar Gaonkar a State Bank of India Employee, Mother Smt Saroja are too happy about their son’s performance. Abhishek, brother of Class 8 at Vijaya High school also inspired by his brother’s achievement.
The entire family is a well-wisher of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Aditya has spent his school day evenings in RSS Shakhas at Chamarajpets Shankar Shakha and Thanaji Shankha. He has attended all recent Sangh annual programmes like Gurupooja, Rakshabandhan, Yugadi etc. Parents of Aditya were in contact with Sangh since their student days, then they were associated with ABVP. The entire family is thankful to Sangh veterans and memebers of Keshavakrupa the Sangh headquarters, who constantly supported and inspiring Aditya.
“I practice yoga each day for 45 minutes. Meditation is one of the key to success. I am keen on taking Electronics engineering in IIT Madras. I did not study too much, but i put my heart in to the little studying I did” says 17year old Aditya Gaonkar.
Aditya is selected for reputed Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Award. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is an ongoing program started by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to encourage students of Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to take up research careers in these areas.
Lets congratulate this young achiever.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Mr. Osama, can you hear me? Mr. Osama?
Bubble … bubble … bubble
I think I have made contact with the departed soul. Mr. Osama, can you hear me?
Yes, where am I? Is this heaven?
No, sir, you are at the bottom of the sea.
Sea? Hmmm … yes, it does seem that way. Am I dead?
Well, yes. Kind of.
Hmm … how did I die?
I was hoping you could tell me that.
All I remember is that it was night and I was waiting for the Kakul guys to get my dinner, and then I heard these ’copters and thought maybe the Kakul guys were throwing me a surprise party or something and I got very excited, and …
The Kakul guys used to give you dinner?
Well, yes. Biryani on Mondays and Tuesdays, chicken chowmein on Wednesdays, steak on Thursdays, mixed veggies on Saturdays and Sundays …
And on Fridays?
On Fridays I used to call them over for dinner. One of my wives makes a darn good Yemeni stew.
I see. So they knew you were hiding there?
Of course, they did! They’re my wives!
I mean the Kakul guys.
Oh. Well, according to their intelligence reports, I was some rich Arab camel breeder and exporter.
Really? They didn’t bother to cross-check?
Let’s just say, I was not on their radar.
Must be the same radar that failed to pick the American ’copters …
I tell you, my men have better radars, hehehe … bubble, bubble..
By the way, you said that I was in hiding?
Weren’t you in hiding?
Not at all!
Then why did the Americans take 10 years to find you?
Those fools don’t know much about caves.
But you weren’t hiding in a cave, sir.
My friend, let me tell you, all of Pakistan is one big cave!
Then did the Pakistanis really know you were in the country all along?
My friend, they wouldn’t have been Pakistanis had they not known. Hehe … bubble, bubble.
So you are saying they knew?
Well I was … excuse me, I think I have a fish stuck in my ear. *Plop!* Ah, a red snapper! So, what were you saying? By the way, what is your name, brother?
Abdul Qadir Awami Badami
That is a strange name. Are you by any chance a Hindu?
Hmm … I guess I will have to kill you anyway.
But you are dead.
Oh, right, of course. Then I guess I will kill some fish instead.
Are you a seafood fan?
No, I just like killing infidels.
Yes, you have a problem with that, you idol worshipper!
How can fish be infidel?
Look at them! Swimming in the sea, all naked!
But they are fish!
And stark naked! Shameless.
Whatever, tell us about your stay in Pakistan…
It reminded me of home.
No, Afghanistan, but with better cars and escalators.
But you’re a Saudi.
I’m a Muslim first. The best there was. And if you disagree I will get you killed. You are a Christian Crusader anyway.
Any difference between human beings and Muslims?
Of course there is. That is why we only kill human beings.
But you and your al Qaeda and Taliban friends have killed thousands of Pakistani Muslims.
They were all bad Muslims.
How can you say that?
I don’t say. I blow!
No, you say, while others blow...
Those who blow have true faith.
Even the small children and infants who have died in these attacks?
So people who blow themselves up in mosques, shrines and markets are the only true Muslims?
It is much more complicated than that. A very complex concept.
You see, only those Muslims who blow themselves up in mosques, shrines and markets are the only true Muslims.
But that’s what I said.
I see … you Hindu!
Why did you say that?
Because you worship idols.
But to some, you are an idol too.
I am an ideal.
A pretty violent one though.
But I’m not forcing my beliefs on you.
That is because you are a chicken!
So I should impose them on you?
Yes. Come on, I invite you to convert to my faith. Where is your suicide jacket?
I deal in suicide jackets, not wear them, fool.
I know so many Muslims who are nothing like you.
They are not Muslims!
Then who are they?
Human beings! Ugh!
But I thought a good Muslim also meant being a good human being.
Well, as I … excuse me, I think I see a shark approaching.
Why don’t you move from there?
No worries. You know that red snapper that got stuck in my ear?
Well, I trained it to become a suicide bomber. It just exploded over the shark’s head!
But the shark did not attack you!
But it could have.
You’re sounding like George W. Bush. He, too, was into pre-emptive strikes, remember?
Ah, good ol’ Bushy. He was good for my business. But this Obama guy turned out to be different.
Different, how? In policy and in strategy?
No, in colour. He is black.
A human being, nevertheless.
That is the problem. The whole world should be Muslim, instead.
Yes, just like Bush wanted the whole world to become American.
Ah, good ol’ Bushy. Those were the days. Right, I guess I’ll kill you now.
But you’re dead. Buried deep in the sea.
They buried me here?
Yes, the Americans buried you in the sea.
Wow! Has Obama converted to Islam?
What do you mean? You were a Salafi, right?
Yes. I am amazed. How did he know we didn’t believe in marked graves?
But some of your fans around the world are criticising him for not giving you a decent Muslim burial.
So you are happy that they buried you in the sea?
Of course! Otherwise bad Muslims would have made a shrine at my grave. We blow up shrines, you know.
Yes I do. But this is amazing. You are actually happy at what Obama did?
Yes, but minus the shooting-me-in-the-head part, of course.
So you do remember that you were shot in the head?
Well, I really do have this bad headache and … well, I’ll be dammed! There’s a hole in my head! The buggers did shoot me!
Yes, who else? The Pakistanis?
So Pakistanis weren’t at all involved in your assassination?
Well, their only contribution to this was that on that fateful, tragic night they delayed my dinner. Buggers. Had to be shot on an empty stomach.
But the Taliban are blaming them and saying that now their top target is Pakistan.
Really? What was our top target before my death? Guatemala?
You tell me.
Hmmm … better warn Mullah Omar.
Why, is he hiding in Pakistan too?
Follow the dinner trail, follow the dinner trail …
So the Pakistanis did know you were there, right?
Pakistanis don’t know where they themselves are, forget about knowing where I was. What is the Pakistani media saying?
Some of their TV anchors seem shocked and sad.
Yes, one of them once worked as a cook for me and another used to give me great massages.
Can you name them?
No. Don’t want to give them undue importance. Let the ISI do that.
The ISI gives them importance?
Sort of. They give the ISI great massages too.
Can you be more specific?
Yes, I can. I. Want. To. Behead. You. You. Hindu. How is that for being specific, you cunning Jew?
Chicken! Come on fight me, you Buddhist coward!
I am disconnecting from you now. May God deal with you in whatever way he thinks you are to be dealt with.
Darn. I almost forgot. You are right. Now I will have to meet the maker. Do you think he likes seafood?
Nadeem F. Paracha is a cultural critic and senior columnist for Dawn Newspaper and Dawn.com.
The views expressed by this blogger and in the following reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Dawn Media Group.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
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May 04, 2011
04 MAY, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
02 May, 2011
It has finally smoked out that rogue hiding in some tiny hole in Pakistan and had him sent to the houris waiting anxiously for him up there in the jihadi hell.
I am for Obama's continuance. May his second term, which is as guaranteed as the dead Osama, prove better for humanity ensuring pluralism, flowering of many faiths and beliefs like fragrances of a million flowers for the good of all, and increase in the happiness index of everyone pursuing noble causes on this planet. These are some of those American values we share. They are intrinsically Indian values too. These are the values that we hoped our leaders, the rulers, will also show, but alas they have ended up protecting the bad and dining with the stone pelters, sending peace missions to the shielder of traitors and terrorists rather than smoking them out.
India being the worst victim of Osama's terror groups, it should have been up to Indian intelligence agencies and operatives to find out Osama's hideout and have him killed. But given the present political dispensation, I am sure even if our men had found him out, the sultans of Delhi would have had him presented as a special guest to get some more votes in the comimg elections.
Osama never represented courage or valour. He was a coward who worked underground, collected a horde of lunatics, instilled in them intense hatred for their adpoted lands and the people who in fact had trusted them, and given them shelter and opportunities to grow and be happy. He could never organize Islamic countries to come together and attack his sworn enemy, the USA, or convince the faithful army commanders and mullahs in Islamabad not to live on the dollar doles of a kafir Washington. Neither could he instill a sense of Islamic brotherhood and solidarity among the various Islamic countries always fighting with one another and still wanting to have good ties (read more dollars) with the USA. You can keep them counting — from the house of Sauds to the generals in Islamabad, the real rulers of Pakistan. Not a single islamic country has been able to show the guts to stand up against the US in a befitting and collective nmanner for what they term the US assault on Islam or on a brother Islamic country. Osama could also never inspire any Islamic society to boycott American goods, or not to travel to America for joy, business or studies. All he could do was to sell hatred and make young Muslims die for a cause none has ever been clear about.
In turn Islam and Ummah got the worst image. They became synonymous with terror, bloodletting and mayhem, worse being unfaithful to the land one has been born in. Osama produced traitors in every society, who would not pursue studies and write poetry at a young age but become stone pelters and tricolour burners like the ones we see in the valley. We will have to watch now how many Islamic institutions and organisations mourn Osama or heave a sigh of relief.
Ironically, it's not the land of Shivaji and Guru Gobind Singh that is taking on the violators of human values and the savages who kill innocent citizens through deceit and cunning maneoverings but the capitalist nation which many of us describe with disdain as a market economy and money-oriented society with broken families and degenerate values.
Now, does India have a role to play in this situation? We are the worst victims of Osama's hate attacks and it is the right moment to work immediately help turn world attention on the bloody terror games Islamabad plays. It has become the virtual headquarters of al-Qaida and a threat to world peace and societal harmony. The western world must be made to realize that its pro-Pakistan policy and the belief that a pet Islamabad would help its war on terror is self-defeating. The more the US grants dollars to Pakistan ($18bn so far in eight years from 2001 to 2010), the more teeth it provides to terrorism and uncivilized Taliban. American dollars are the one major reason to create a self-obsessed India hater and “soft on terror society” in Pakistan, which rules the masses a la Saddam Hussain and nurses a vested interest to keep common people away from literacy, democracy and entrepreneurship. The feudalism and old hierarchical attitude, once a gift of the colonial British rulers, is now fed by American dollar grants creating societal imbalances and providing a space to Mullahs and the Taliban to have their say among the gullible people.
And remember Islamabad is a nuclear power. We must launch an immediate international campaign about Islamabad having nukes that can well be used not only against us but also against Europe and the US by mad head jihadis. The ruling clique in Islamabad sustains on army, America and an intense hatred for India.
First, it was Chinese grants and military help. Now, PLA soldiers are present in Gilgit and Muzaffarabad. It must be a matter of anxiety not only to us but also to the US. The only factor that guarantees
peace and regional balance is a close and sincere cooperation between India and the US, and certainly not placating Islamabad's insatiable dollar hunger.
America must be made to see the necessity to demilitarize governance in Pakistan and recognize an Indian role in detoxifying Pakistani society of hate elements through cleansing it of extreme religious bigots. Introducing grassroots democracy and encouraging a secular education system should be other priorities. The venomous ISI is another arm of al-Qaida. It must be dehydrated to die and replaced by a fresh agency which is not for planting bombs and training terrorists.
This certainly is a time of reflection, celebration and adopting an aggressive approach to destroying terrorist modules and their sheltered agents on our soil. Osama’s death is a major blow to the sympathizers and supporters of his ilk, like SIMI and many others hiding behind various masks. Indian political parties must come together to fight a national battle against terror to make our land free of such treacherous elements, forgetting vote bank considerations.
Monday, 2 Mayकांग्रेस कर रही है देश के संविधान के साथ खिलवाड़
भाजपा के राष्टीय प्रवक्ता तरूण विजय हुए प्रेस से रूबरूजोधपुर। कांग्रेस कश्मीर में अपने वार्ताकारों के जरिये मुख्यमंत्री के लिए वजीरे आजम और राज्यपाल के सदरे आजम जैसे शब्दों का प्रचार कर संविधान की मूल भावना की हत्या कर रही है, ऐसे शब्दों को इंदिरा गांधी ने ही हटवाया था और आज इंदिरा गांधी की विरासत को ही सोनिया गांधी तोड़ रही है। सरकार के अनेक कां्रग्रेस नेता भ्रष्टाचार में लिप्त है तथा देश में कांग्रेस ने राज करने का अधिकार खो दिया है । एक तरफ कश्मीर के पाक कब्जे वाले हिस्से में 10 हजार से अधिक चीनी सैनिकों की मौजूदगी देश की सुरक्षा के लिए खतरा बने हुए है। वहीं संविधान ने सर्वसम्मति से प्रस्ताव पारित किया था कि जो हिस्सा पाक ने अवैध कब्जा लिया उसे वापस लिया जाये लेकिन यह सरकार यह प्रस्ताव तोड़ने में जुटी है । यह बात भाजपा के राष्टÑीय प्रवक्ता और राज्यसभा सांसद तरूण विजय ने रविवार को सर्किट हाउस में पत्रकार वार्ता के दौरान कही।
उन्होंने कहा कि सरकार की किसी भी वार्ता का पहला मुद्दा अवैध कब्जे वाला कश्मीर होना चाहिए। संपूर्ण महाद्वीप में हिन्दुओं के साथ बर्बर अत्याचार हो रहा है पाक के सिंध से एमएलए स्वयं इस अत्याचार से दुखी होकर पलायन पर मजबूर हो गये है । वहीं सिंध में ही संत को बंदी बनाकर रखा जा रहा है, लेकिन सरकार खामोश है। भाजपा के राष्टÑीय प्रवक्ता ने कहा कि अत्याचार से परेशान होकर अनेक हिंदू पाक से भारत में शरणार्थी की तरह रहे है उन्हें सरकार को देश की नागरिकता प्रदान करनी चाहिए।
क्रिकेट डिप्लोेमेसी आखिर क्यों?
भाजपा प्रवक्ता ने कांग्रेस पर आरोप लगाते हुए कहा कि एक तरफ अमेरिका की अदालत में राणा ने बंबई हमले के लिए पाकिस्तान के शामिल होने की बात कही है। उसी समय कांग्रेस सरकार ने क्रिकेट डिप्लोेमेसी की, आखिर सरकार को पाकिस्तान के व्यवहार में ऐसा क्या परिवर्तन नजर आया। कांग्रेस को इसका नतीजा भुगतना पड़ेगा।
मुख्यमंत्री दोरजी के मामले में एनएससीएन की जांच करे सरकार
भाजपा प्रवक्ता ने अरूणाचल प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री दोरजी खांडू के हेलिकॉप्टर के नहीं मिलने पर उन्होंने कहा कि हम दुआ करते है कि सभी सुरक्षित हो तथा सही सलामत लौट आये। वहीं उन्होंने इस मामले में सरकार को नागालैण्ड के भारत विरोधी एनएससीएन आईएम गुट की संलिप्तता की जांच करने की मांग की है।
जोधपुर में कानून व्यवस्था लचर
भाजपा प्रवक्ता ने मुख्यमंत्री के जन्मदिन पर बधाई देते हुए उनके दीर्घायु होने की कामना की। साथ ही जोधपुर में लगातार हो रही अपराधिक घटनाओें के लिए कानून की लचर व्यवस्था, हत्या की घटनाओं को दबाने, औद्योगिक विकास के ठप्प होने सहित अनेक मामलों पर चिंता जाहिर की।