अकेला नहीं मझधार में तू साहिल,
तेरा मस्तूल ही बस मेरा सहारा है।
गुज़र जायेगा ये तूफान,
एक आस ही बस, अपना सहारा है I
मझधार से क्या डरना ऐ साहिल,
ये भी तो एक कठपुतली है,
ज़िन्दगी हमें नचाती है,
तूफ़ान उसे नचाता है I
SHWETANK VERMA, Senior research fellow, Dept of biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore - INDIA
Science is simply common sense at its best that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95) .
i don’t agree to the point of view that "HRD ministry is helping American universities to come to
and lure IIT professors into betraying their country." .. Why can’t we look at it this way that if foreign universities setup their "shops" (campus) it could help reverse brain drain or rather brain gain... and towards the point of luring IIT Profs. I think rather than being afraid of the wealthy giants we sud focus on making our facilities better and stronger so that we don’t lose out. I think we have had enough of protectionism policy, which was proved to be good at the time of independence... But now our country is more than 60 years old and our economy is capable of handling major recessions in the world... So, in my personal opinion it’s a time to open up take the world head on....
There have been really very interesting developments in
By Joanna Jolly
People will react'
On Tuesday, shopkeepers in
"If it is too much, the local people will react," says Subarna Brajracharya, who owns a small shop in the capital.
"The people will not be in a position to tolerate this. They'll come out into the streets and start fighting the Maoists. I'm ready to do this myself."
Meanwhile, the stalemate continues with the Maoists refusing to call off the strike until the prime minister resigns and the government refusing to be forced out from the streets.
Both sides appear willing to continue the strike for as long as it takes for the other to break.
"While ordinary citizens suffer, political elites battle this out," says journalist Prashant Jha.
Not only this report, if you go thru the comments posted on the most popular new agencies websites. You can easily get an idea that the mood of general public if quite different than what is being portrayed by Nepali Maoists… Is this attempt of china to overthrow the democratic system and establish a proxy communist Hippocratic government. Between all this a major question is that wat is the Big B
Whenever I read something about Nepal it always appears to me a "clash of titans". Two heavy weights, INDIA and CHINA fighting behind the smoke screen to build influence on the small Himalayan country.
India always had an upper hand in this fight because of its deeply rooted religious ties. Most of Nepal’s leaders have had some or the other connection with India. A Treaty signed in 1950s gave a formal face to the long relations between the two countries; this not only helped India in securing its borders from the Hungary Dragon but also defined Nepal’s political and economic future.
India suddenly woke up in 2008 when Nepal underwent a political turmoil, realising that China had played its game and India’s influence was under danger. The new Maoist PM was sworn-in and talks of equality in relation with India were in the air. Maoist (read China) had already played a very intelligent game.
This new era of the clash of titans was actually stared back in 2001 when the royal massacre took place and Prince Gyanendra was made the king of the Himalayan kingdom, and that’s were China started its war against India to gain influence on Nepal.
As a full proof strategy, which Maoists had already standardised in India In 60s and 70s, of targeting poor and the youth. It first filled the mind of Nepalese youth with an anti-India pseudo-nationalism then poured in the so called revolutionary ideas of social justice and nationalism. And finally country was pushed into Maoist’s insurgency. Then the final trump card was played by pushing the country to end the 200 years old monarchy and hold a so called free democratic process. At this point very strategically Maoists joined the main stream democratic process. All this while Indian Intelligence agencies horribly failed to take proper account of the situation, being well assured of its influence on Nepal. Finally Maoists won the election and new PM Prachanda soon after joining the top office made his first international visit to China. This sent policy-makers in Delhi into a tailspin and alarmed India went into a major damage control. Finally recently Indian attempt succeeded after the Maoist PM resigned. But the war of the influence by the two biggies doesn’t seem to get over soon. With a new PM elected by the Nepalese parliament adds up a new chapter in this story.
|this was the web page of times of india on 09 jun 2008 how shit insensitive our society has become..... feel so shame that we cant stop it from being worst.... |
I find it unfortunate and I am sure any sane person will definitely will also find it unfortunate. Three suicides and one failed attempt of suicide. These are not the figures of some jail in
Can’t institute take more proactive stand in being little more sympathetic towards the student community, instead of looking at them as slaves and blaming them always for everything?