Saturday, July 4, 2009

Remembering a Hero...

"Main keshav ka panchjanya bhi,
gahan moun mein khoya hoon
Un beton ki yaad kahani,
likhte-likhte roya hoon...
Un aankhon ki do boondein se,
saaton sagar haare the
Jab mehndi wale un hathon ne,
mangalsutra utaare the.... "

I unrolled the newspaper in my hand and buried my face in it, pretending to be deep in thought and seeking a cogitative solitude amidst a crowd. Actually my eyes had been suddenly flooded with tears.. The newspaper had been rolled neatly earlier because I had been sitting in an auditorioum in Lucknow listening in rapt attention to a patriotic poet...
The words kept flowing evoking a patriot lurking deep inside and swelling my chest with a warrior's pride.... The tears slowly eased away.. I raised my head from the newspaper roll... Something made me steal a quick glance sideways. I saw an elderly gentleman sitting with an equally proud, martial air that had a whiff of deep pain... the corner of his eyes somewhat moist .. He later told me that he had lost his son in the Kargil war in 1999..
Not many of those reading this post would know the significance of 3rd of July.. Some would call it " India's Gay Day", some ... Actually for the average Indian nothing significant happened.. except perhaps the death anniversary of an odd soldier who had helped turn around a difficult situation in Kargil in 1999...

A warrior who had fought valiantly right until the last moment of his life when he was shot through his head- it seemed to the Pakistani cowards that the other parts of his body were impervious to the bullets they had shot at him as he has surged from bunker to bunker clearing each one out single-handedly in close quarter combat.. As he fell, he only had the time to say, " Don't spare 'em.. "

Thus runs the saga of Tiger Hill and "Pahalwan Pandey" in the annals of 1/11 Gorkas, the Indian Army, NDA, IMA, Sainik School Lucknow...

ADIOS, Capt. Manoj Pandey, 1/11 Gorkas........
Your country rememebrs you with pride in its heart... That characteristic valour in you inspire thousands even today......

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Terrorism - Q&A

Today, I am starting a style of posts wherein I would publish my comments to posts that we read online regularly.. Hopefully I will also give the links to where I read those, but I'm not responsible for them existing there permanently though....

Alternatively, interested people may mail me their queries relating to issues of national/regional/humanitarian/world interest at dennis.d3.menace AT gmail DOT com and I would try my best to answer/talk about them according to my knowledge and capability...

Also, if you agree with me, kindly feel free to pester the people whose comments/queries I reply to, in case you find their info...

Here is the first of such posts....

About Indian media showing "sensitive" data (and India getting new weapons..)
I commented to this post here.. Dunno if the website actually dared to publish it.. ;-)

Posted by: KarachiKid (
Pakistan | December 26, 2008 | 04:20 IST
Let us Pakistan make it clear to you Indians specialy fanatic terrorist HINDUS that India will never have the courage or capacity to make a mistake by taking any action against PAKISTAN. Now 1971 IS History that time PAKISTAN had to defend two borders 1000 miles apart. which is imposible for any country in the world to do it. look at the example of USA in Afghanistan and Iraq. they can not stand the ground against limited people defending their country,in Pakistan's case Pakistan stood it ground the face the 5 time bigger country. Now the sitvauation is diffren. Pakistan has one border to defend and ratio of Armed forces is not very significant. If iNdia ever dare to make its last mistake we will beat you so much untill COWS come home. Oopps sorry untill your GAOW MATA come home.

Posted by: Rahul (
Delhi | December 25, 2008 | 21:24 IST
Atleast,use some brain before posting these articles.Why do you want our enemies to get an update of whatever our security forces is doing.Just because of dumbheads like you,the terrorists in Mumbai got an upper hand.Atleast sometimes, keep the interests of the country before selfish interests.

To the person above me... No! Not really... Do you really think that the "Paki" intelligence is THAT dumb...??!! (We know they're not..)
Stuff like this is out in the "open" much before the media gets a whiff of it..(at least to the intelligence community..). Yes! Showing "Live" coverage of an ongoing assault is "unforgivable damage" for which media MUST be held accountable.. (and possibly, PUNISHED???!!)

To that IDIOT Pakistani above the gentleman I spoke to above,
"Listen you $0|\|0F@B!T(# clown from Karachi!!!
Better go and read - genuinely..not like your goverment's efforts to "counter terrorism"..
Find out WHO really is "intolerant"... Kindly read the history of India.. about the people slaughtered, temples razed and women raped, under nearly every "benevolent" Muslim ruler for being simply..Well! Hindus!!!
It is THIS country that muslims came to.. and CONVERTED.. (who knows.. maybe your ancestors were Hindus too..!!)

"Pakistan" (and even "Afghanistan", "Bangladesh") as such never existed... It was created from what once was India...

In India never have mosques been destroyed... (except for the lone, much-abused Baburi Masjid issue..) Muslims live in India like others do... They work in Government offices, Software companies, serve in the Armed forces, given "reservation".. (despite being 35% of India's population.... I don't get the dirty Indian politics!)
But what about the condition of Hindus, Christians and other communities (if any still survive there..) in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh.... What about the Buddha statues in Bamiyan...????!!!!!!!!
Do Hindus / Sikhs / Christians serve in Pakistani /Afghani/ Bangladeshi Armed forces???!!!!

In fact, Bangladeshi Muslims come for refuge into India and try to oust the native Assamese Hindus and Christians from the very land which belonged to them and where they got shelter... Dirty Indian politicians again!!! (please read the last parts of this post for more information...)

Hinduism doesn't have a word like the much-maligned "Jihad"... a term that has been so badly misused by @$$#0le$ like you causing much shame to (your) religion...

The word "Hinduism" doesn't, in fact, have an existence as such... the word is "Sanaatan Dharma - the Ancient Religion.."

Hindus never called people coming into India from Pakistan as "Muhajirs"..

Why don't you fools concentrate your energies on the growth of your country instead of building terror modules and glorifying terms like "Jihad" and "Shahadat"..??!!!!

IDIOTS! Your country is "starving"... Go and work for the upliftment of your country... feed your poor with the money you get as aids instead of buying weapons with it.."

Your army and your mullahs have you virtually enslaved... Break Free!!!! DO JIHAD AGAINST POVERTY, IGNORANCE....

Nobody is so bloodthirsty for your @$$e$...

India has NEVER attacked you first other than in 1971 (what do you expect when 1 crore people come to hide into your country fearing mass-rape and genocide by "West Pakistani" soldiers...???)

Pakistan on the other hand, attacked India in 1947, 1965, 1971 (OK! This time both did..), 1999, 2001, 2008...

India is a land of Peace and Cultural Diversity..... you buffoons!!!!!!!

Terrorists molested Taj Foreign Nationals..???

Here is.. Well! A self-explanatory picture... please do click it and read from a larger version of the above pic...

I just wanted to ask one question though...

What kind of Jihad is this???

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Vijay Diwas

Pakistan's Lt. Gen A. A. K. Niazi signs the instrument of surrender on 16 December 1971, surrendering his forces to Lt. Gen Jagjit Singh Aurora the Mitro Bahini (Allies).

Indian Lt. Gen J.S. Aurora and Pakistani Lt. Gen A.A.K. Niazi's signatures on the Instrument of Surrender.

Illustration showing military units and troop movements during the war.

Leaflets and pamphlets played an important role in driving public opinion during the war.

The eleven sectors of (then) East Pakistan

Indian Army's T-55 tanks on their way to Dhaka. India's military intervention played a crucial role in turning the tide in favour of the Bangladeshi rebels.

On 16 December 1971, Lt. Gen A.A.K. Niazi, CO of Pakistan Army forces located in East Pakistan signed the instrument of surrender.

At the time of surrender only a few countries had provided diplomatic recognition the new nation. Bangladesh sought admission in the UN with most voting in its favor, but China vetoed this as Pakistan was its key ally. However, the United States was one of the last nations to accord Bangladesh recognition.

To ensure a smooth transition, in 1972 the Simla Agreement was signed between India and Pakistan. The treaty ensured that Pakistan recognized the independence of Bangladesh in exchange for the return of the Pakistani PoWs. India treated all the PoWs in strict accordance with the Geneva Convention, rule 1925. It released more than 96,000 Pakistani PoWs in five months. Further, as a gesture of goodwill, nearly 200 soldiers who were sought for war crimes Bengalis were also pardoned by India. The accord also gave back more than 13,000 km² of land that Indian troops had seized in West Pakistan during the war, though India retained a few strategic areas; most notably Kargil (which would in turn again be the focal point f between the two nations in 1999). This was done as a measure of promoting "lasting peace" and was acknowledged by many observers as a sign of maturity by India. But some in India felt that the treaty had been too lenient to Bhutto, who had pleaded for leniency, arguing that the fragile democracy in Pakistan would crumble if the accord was perceived as being overly harsh by Pakistanis.

Historical photograph of the Rayerbazar killing fields in Bangladesh, 1971. It shows the killing of intellectuals as part of 1971 Bagladesh Atrocities.

During the war there were widespread killings and other atrocities – including the displacement of civilians in Bangladesh (East Pakistan at the time) and widespread violations of human rights – carried out by the Pakistan Army with support from political and religious militias began with the start of "Operation Searchlight" on 25th March 1971.

Bangladeshi authorities claim that three million people were killed, the Hamoodur Rahman Commission, an official Pakistan Government investigation, put the figure as low as 26,000 civilian casualties. The international media and reference books in English have also published figures which vary greatly from 200,000 to 3,000,000 for Bangladesh as a whole. A further eight to ten million people fled the country to seek safety in India.

A large section of the intellectual community of Bangladesh were murdered, mostly by the Al-Shams and Al-Badr forces, at the instruction of the Pakistani Army. Two days before the surrender, on 14th December 1971, Pakistan Army and Razakar militia (local collaborators) picked up at least 100 to 300 physicians, professors, writers and engineers in Dhaka, and executed them, leaving the dead bodies in a mass grave. There are many mass graves in Bangladesh, and more are continually being discovered (such as one in an old well near a mosque in Dhaka, located in the non-Bengali region of the city, which was discovered in August 1999). The first night of war on Bengalis, which is documented in telegrams from the American Consulate in Dhaka to the United States State Department, saw indiscriminate killings of students of Dhaka University and other civilians.

Numerous women were tortured, raped and killed during the war; the exact numbers are not known and are a subject of debate. Bangladeshi sources cite a figure of 200,000 women raped, giving birth to thousands of "War Babies". The Pakistan Army also kept numerous Bengali women as sex-slaves inside the Dhaka Cantonment. Most of the girls were captured from Dhaka University and private homes.

Bangladesh is a free country today... A lot (actually most) of the responsibility for which lies with India.. They could probably never have tasted the joy of freedom had it not been for the Indian assistance - India waged a full-scale war with their tormentors, for their sake... I don't wish to go into the political aspect of the things.. the fact is, they are not being raped, killed, mutilated, exploited today almost entirely because of India........
(Any Bangladeshi supporters reading this blog - kindly refrain from commenting.. If your forefathers had the balls, they wouldn't have let all that happen to them - their wives, daughters and sisters were captured en masse to serve as "sex slaves" in Pakistani army camps...)


Are they really THAT SHAMELESS & UNGRATEFUL...?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What the F*|_|(K is BDR (Bangladesh's equivalent of Indian BSF - Border Security Force) doing when it (literally) abducts, kills and returns the mangled remains (you won't really call them corpses) of BSF personnel.... ???!

If not out of a sense of indebtedness and respect for India then atleast out of a sense of self preservation, can't they see the fate of Pakistan today..??? It is reeling under the pressure of Islamic terrorism that it so carefully cultivated to make "India bleed through a thousand cuts"...

Are they really THAT B.L.I.N.D. AND INSANE....???

How do they plan to get away with all this...?? Have they completely forgotten that a nation that could "create" them, could also "annihilate" them with equal ease..???? ;-)

Or maybe.. India should look for *moles* in its own politics... Who let it happen....?????????

Does anybody reading this blog post know that even as this blog is being written, more that one lac (that's one with five zeroes after it - 100,000!!) Hindus and Christians have been driven out of five districts in Assam by illegal (muslim) Bangladeshi immigrants so that (traitors) Assamese politicians could win elections with their votes...?? YES! They are **Officially Indian** now... Kudos to the corrupt administrative machinery that has been "employed" and utilized to the fullest by these (scum-of-earth-traitors) politicians to further their own cause... They now have *Indian* ration cards!!!

Does that mean anything to the readers of this blog..?? Can you figure out the burden (actually a menace..) on the country posed by these (inhuman) "creatures"..???

These people are forced to live in refugee camps in their own land.. where they have lived for generations (possibly eons) together.... And they have been driven out by these ungrateful Bangladeshis........


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Mumbai brushes with evil...

Firefighters try to douse the flames at Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai after hostages were rescued from the hotel.
A CCTV grab shows two terrorists inside Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel.
The body of a slain terrorist at Oberoi Trident hotel in Mumbai.
A relative of one of the victims of Mumbai terror attack on Oberoi Trident Hotel.
One of the nine terrorists killed during the Mumbai terror attacks.
Dead bodies inside a room in Oberoi Trident hotel in Mumbai.
Flames gush out of the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai, one of the sites of attacks by terrorists.
The RDX recovered from terrorists at Oberoi Trident hotel in Mumbai.
Smoke rises from Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel during the rescue operation.
Nariman House after the November 26 terror attack.
Mumbai's CST after the November 26 terror attack.
Shards of window panes lie everywhere at Nariman House in Mumbai.
Mumbai's Nariman House after the November 26 terror attack.
Operation Tornado underway to free Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel from terrorists.
People vent out their anger on effigies during a protest rally against the November 26 Mumbai terror attacks, in Ahmedabad.
The famed Harbour Bar at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai is charred beyond recognition after being blown up by terrorists.
Children shout anti-Pakistan slogans as they burn an effigy during a protest against the Mumbai terror attacks, in Hyderabad.
Mumbai's CST after the November 26 terror attack.
Nariman House bears testimony to the havoc wreaked by terrorists.
Residents help carry injured passengers in the waiting lounge at Mumbai's CST after a shootout by terrorists.
Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus after the November 26 terror attack.
Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus after the November 26 terror attack.
Mumbai's CST after the November 26 terror attack.
People help an injured after a shootout at the CST in Mumbai.
Residents help carry injured passengers in the waiting lounge at Mumbai's CST after a shootout by terrorists.
The body of one of the victims of Mumbai terror attacks arrives at the St George Hospital in an ambulance.Rescue workers carry a shootout victim towards the ambulance near the site of an attack in Mumbai's Colaba area.
The scene at Mumbai's CST after passengers were indiscriminately shot by terrorists on November 26.
Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus after terrorists gunned down passengers on November 26.
An unidentified object is sealed off by a bomb squad near Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus after the November 26 terror attacks.
One of the terrorists found dead inside Nariman House in Mumbai. A railway constable who was shot by a terrorist is helped by one of his colleagues at the CST in Mumbai.
St George Hospital workers attend to victims of the Mumbai terror attacks.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

`Death deprived Mahatma Gandhi of Nobel Peace Prize’..REALLY???!!!!!!

I recently read this piece of information somewhere on the internet... It contained a senior official at the nobel prize committe saying that Mahatma Gandhi was not awarded the nobel peace prize because he was assinated in 1948...

When asked Why was he not awarded the same earlier.., the man openly spoke about the British political pressure... since India was not a free country untill then and the "British Viceroys lobbied against Nobel...."
Even Jawahar Lal Nehru was nominated a whopping 11-times... But they thought it better to not award it to anybody for a particular year than award it to him... (and offend some of their *Big Bosses*!!! - Entirely my outlook on the incident.. may not be true! :)

Read on to find out more:

"Mahatma Gandhi did not get the Nobel Peace Prize in 1948, the year he was supposed to after being shortlisted five times, because he was assassinated, said Ole Danbolt Mjos, the chairman of the Nobel Prize Committee. Mjos confirmed this matter, on the committee’s records, during his current visit here as the guest of Bangladesh’s Nobel Peace Laureate and rural banking pioneer, Muhammad Yunus.

His reply as to why Gandhi did not get it posthumously was “not unequivocal”, said The Daily Star Tuesday.

Nobel is not generally given to anyone posthumously, he said in an interview, explaining that the one given to a former UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjoeld in 1961 was “a one-time affair and is not likely to be repeated”.

He said the committee had decided ‘unanimously’ on awarding Gandhi in 1948, but did not give it after he was assassinated Jan 30, 1948. The plan was abandoned, the newspaper said.
“For the first four, majority opinion made sure he did not come by the prize. But then, at the end of 1947, the Nobel Committee finally reached a unanimous decision that, come 1948, the Indian nationalist leader would be the recipient of the prize,” he told The Daily Star here.
Reports of that era pertaining to the short-listing say that India was then under the British rule and the British Viceroys lobbied against the Nobel being given to the foremost adversaries fighting for India’s freedom.

Nobody was conferred with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1948, the website of the committee shows.

The Nobel committee chief was asked why Gandhi, the man from whom Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela learnt about non-violence, was never deemed qualified to be a Nobel laureate. While defending the sincerity and the transparency of the selection process of the awards over the years, Mjos conceded that there had been controversies surrounding many choices.

In 1936, the Nobel for a German caused fury to Hitler; and in 1975, Andrei Sakharov’s winning the prize pushed the Soviet leadership into apoplectic mode. And then you remember that much similar a reaction came from Nikita Khrushchev when in 1960 Boris Pasternak won the Nobel for Literature. In the end, Pasternak declined to accept the award and died heart-broken not much later, Mjos told the newspaper.

Mjos also accepted the “terrible reality of the state sometimes coming down hard on the individual whom the Nobel Committee honours”.

He cited the case of Aung San Suu Kyi, who has not travelled to Oslo to receive the prize and so has never delivered an acceptance speech. Perhaps the junta in Myanmar would have permitted her to leave the country and go to Norway?

However, Mjos said that unless she was to have a guarantee that she would be allowed back into the country after receiving the Nobel, Suu Kyi would not leave her homeland."

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What Can WE Do About Terrorism..?!!!

Every average-joe detests terrorism... For it (symbolically) threatens his existense...
But he is scared of taking the tough road... leaving the task of protecting his @$$ to the security forces...
But it is impossible to have soldiers spying on every person in a country (I'm sure even China doesn't have such a thing where it is mandatory for able-bodied people to join security forces). Now most civilians aren't smart enough to figure who's lurking out there next door disguised as a software engineer or apprehend their fate that destiny has in store for them at the next intersection, bus-stop....

So how can a common man help..???

Well!! I liked this post by this person Khurshed Batliwala about the solutions he proposes...
I feel there is no other way but this to ensure sustainable peace... We can stop a terrorist dead in his tracks with a bullet through his heart but that does not change his heart... He still remains a TERRORIST... Amongst his mates he would be proudly referred to as a martyr... for having killed/maimed Kaafirs or non-believers.... He not only remains a terrorist at soul but also becomes an icon, a role-model, inspiring many others to follow... For amongst the followers of some ideologies in certain communities, torturing and killing people following other belief systems is the shortest-cut to God....

"A fire cannot stop a fire.. Violence cannot end violence... Violence Ends When Love Begins...."

Killing a terrorist hardens the resolve of a thousand others who see a commonality between themselves and the slain terrorist...
IFF there is a way to severe the thousand heads of the man-eating monster called Terrorism, it is through Love and Peace...

The way is to STOP THE TERRORIST SUPPLY.... Some would say, "Destroy the breeding-grounds and safe-havens.." while others would say, "Choke their financial pipelines.."
I would rather choose to follow Mr. Batliwala's way of
"Killing the terrorist inside the man..."
When the people are educated, sane, rational and (truly) spiritual, no amount of hateful religious rhetoric would be able to make the youth turn to inhumanity....

And I nearly fell off my chair laughing after reading this one... :-)
Really! Kashmir was a predominantly Hindu region before the muslims came to India.. Even at the time of Indian/Pakistani Independence, Kashmir had a Hindu king Hari Singh... The Pakistani army had invaded Kashmir disguised as tribals and Hari Singh had opted to be with India if India helped Kashmir throw out the invaders... India did so and Kashmir became a part of India... And thus started a series of wars between India and Pakistan (I have seen one in my lifetime, don't know how many more are there to come..)

I can't see what rights does Pakistan have to claim Kashmir... The fact that Kashmir has been so grossly neglected by the previous governments in India is a completely different thing... More about that some other day when I get the urge to say something....

Nice Ones!!! ;-)

Here are some pictures I really liked...
(ps: With Full Credit & Respect to the Cartoonist Vikram Nandwani..)

The Terrorism Reload..

India : A Failing State??

The Nero of Bengal..

Whose Kabir?

Justice For The Rich..

The Legal Deal..

Happy Republic Day!!!


True Reservation..

Vande Mataram!

(Nuclear) Co-operation or Compromise..


Poor Dear!!!

Small Favour

The Tribal $..

"My" Mumbai..

The Indian "BLOWJOB"..