Saturday, December 27, 2008





Renowned astrologer and astronomer who was honored with a special decoration and status as one of the nine gems in the court of King Vikramaditya in Avanti ( Ujjain ). Varahamihir's book "panchsiddhant" holds a prominent place in the realm of astronomy. He notes that the moon and planets are lustrous not because of their own light but due to sunlight. In the " Bruhad Samhita " and " Bruhad Jatak ," he has revealed his discoveries in the domains of geography, constellation, science, botany and animal science. In his treatise on botanical science, Varamihir presents cures for various diseases afflicting plants and trees. The rishi-scientist survives through his unique contributions to the science of astrology and astronomy.

B K Chowla



Story is of Terror:
Agony is of muslim

I am a Muslim born and brought up here, studied here, grew up here and living happily with my family. This is my heaven. Today, I am a 65 year old man.

Today, it is a matter of great shame that the terrorists who had created recent chaos are supported by Pakistan and traitors within our own country. Such an act of terror is not possible without the active support of traitors inside. Pakistan is unable to tolerate the progress made by India and that we live happily. We and the people of Pakistan or Bangladesh are all brothers of one family. Just like water cannot be separated by beating with a stick, our hearts also cannot be divided. In the same family, brothers and sisters do not attain same level of progress and all of us get our happiness and sorrows in our life as per the wish of Allah and as per our deeds. Such jealousy and envy, hatred and vengeance are not good.

Many people defame our Chief Minister Narendraji Modi, but lot of Muslims in our State love him. He is only against anti-nationals and not against any particular community. Post Godhra incidents are natural and haven't 350 Hindus died then? Haven't 60-70 Muslims died in the recent cowardly attacks? Modiji had the courage and was the first one to come to Mumbai and declare help. We will go to the extent of saying that Chief Minister of every State; whichever government they may belong to ( there have to be other parties in true democracy ); should be like Modiji and so also the Prime Minister.
I have grown old but, if I get cooperation, I am self- motivated to sacrifice my life for my beloved country. I am ready to bombard the camps of traitors Dawood and Masood – for the sake of my country.

- Anees Mohammed

B K Chowla

Thursday, December 25, 2008




A genius who has been glowingly recognized in the annals of medical science. Born to sage Vishwamitra, Acharya Sudhrut details the first ever surgery procedures in " Sushrut Samhita ," a unique encyclopedia of surgery. He is venerated as the father of plastic surgery and the science of anesthesia. When surgery was in its infancy in Europe , Sushrut was performing Rhinoplasty (restoration of a damaged nose) and other challenging operations. In the " Sushrut Samhita ," he prescribes treatment for twelve types of fractures and six types of dislocations. His details on human embryology are simply amazing. Sushrut used 125 types of surgical instruments including scalpels, lancets, needles, Cathers and rectal speculums; mostly designed from the jaws of animals and birds. He has also described a number of stitching methods; the use of horse's hair as thread and fibers of bark. In the " Sushrut Samhita ," and fibers of bark. In the " Sushrut Samhita ," he details 300 types of operations. The ancient Indians were the pioneers in amputation, caesarian and cranial surgeries. Acharya Sushrut was a giant in the arena of medical science.

B K Chowla

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


The voters of J&K have c ome out in full stength to cast their votes.It is reprted that the voting percentage was close to 70 %.

Who gets voted in or voted out is not important,what is important is that they showed up in full strenght,despite boycot call from the seperatists.

Now is the time the Govt at the centre must respect the feelings of the Kashmiris and bring them in the main stream. Give maximum incentives to industry, be it manufacture,computers,BPO, education,health etc.

Kashmiris have trusted centre, we must trust them now and involve them in nation building so as to give them feeling of them being one of us....which they are.
Don't be surprised if one day the Pandits also are welcomed back in J&K.

I hope after the election results are out, dirty politics does not take centre stage, enabeling the seperatists to get active again.

B K Chowla


Antulay may have been let off the hook but he has done enough damage.
He has not only emberassed the UPA but has actually put the moderate Muslims on the defensive at a time when both the communities have been at their best behaviour during the Mumbai terror crisis.
What has A ntulay acheived,one may ask?
Nothing except that he has made a fool of himself at an age of 80 when actually he should be playing with his grand-children and telling them stories about India's secularism.
Most of the Pakistani news Papers carried headline articles of our Antulay?He has given a first class tool to NDA with which it is going to hit UPA hard.
He has cleverly put UPA in such a spot that instead of sacking him,Home Minister had to give a statement in Parliament sying "wrong and deeply regrettable".
Time will tell if ,marginalised,Antulay will gain in the forthcoming elections due to his adventure.Surely, India has lost face on the world stage.
Moral of the story,, don't have useless people around only to get votes,, it can actually harm the establishment.India now votes only for development,proper delivery assurances,candidates and not parties.
General elections are not far .
Let us see
B K Chowla

Sunday, December 21, 2008




He was an extraordinary wizard of science born in the nondescript village of Baluka in Madhya Pradesh . His dedicated research for twelve years produced maiden discoveries and inventions in the faculties of chemistry and metallurgy. Textual masterpieces like " Ras Ratnakar ," "Rashrudaya" and "Rasendramangal" are his renowned contributions to the science of chemistry. Where the medieval alchemists of England failed, Nagarjuna had discovered the alchemy of transmuting base metals into gold. As the author of medical books like "Arogyamanjari" and "Yogasar," he also made significant contributions to the field of curative medicine. Because of his profound scholarliness and versatile knowledge, he was appointed as Chancellor of the famous University of Nalanda . Nagarjuna's milestone discoveries impress and astonish the scientists of today.


Saturday, December 20, 2008

PILLARS OF INDIA...... 5..........B K CHOWLA


Acharya Charak has been crowned as the Father of Medicine. His renowned work, the " Charak Samhita ", is considered as an encyclopedia of Ayurveda. His principles, diagoneses, and cures retain their potency and truth even after a couple of millennia. When the science of anatomy was confused with different theories in Europe , Acharya Charak revealed through his innate genius and enquiries the facts on human anatomy, embryology, pharmacology, blood circulation and diseases like diabetes, tuberculosis, heart disease, etc. In the " Charak Samhita " he has described the medicinal qualities and functions of 100,000 herbal plants. He has emphasized the influence of diet and activity on mind and body. He has proved the correlation of spirituality and physical health contributed greatly to diagnostic and curative sciences. He has also prescribed and ethical charter for medical practitioners two centuries prior to the Hippocratic oath. Through his genius and intuition, Acharya Charak made landmark contributions to Ayurvedal. He forever remains etched in the annals of history as one of the greatest and noblest of rishi-scientists.

B K Chowla

Friday, December 19, 2008

PILLARS OF INDIA...... 4...........B K CHOWLA



He was an extraordinary wizard of science born in the nondescript village of Baluka in Madhya Pradesh . His dedicated research for twelve years produced maiden discoveries and inventions in the faculties of chemistry and metallurgy. Textual masterpieces like " Ras Ratnakar ," "Rashrudaya" and "Rasendramangal" are his renowned contributions to the science of chemistry. Where the medieval alchemists of England failed, Nagarjuna had discovered the alchemy of transmuting base metals into gold. As the author of medical books like "Arogyamanjari" and "Yogasar," he also made significant contributions to the field of curative medicine. Because of his profound scholarliness and versatile knowledge, he was appointed as Chancellor of the famous University of Nalanda . Nagarjuna's milestone discoveries impress and astonish the scientists of today.

B K Chowla

Thursday, December 18, 2008




As the founder of " Vaisheshik Darshan "- one of six principal philosophies of India - Acharya Kanad was a genius in philosophy. He is believed to have been born in Prabhas Kshetra near Dwarika in Gujarat . He was the pioneer expounder of realism, law of causation and the atomic theory. He has classified all the objects of creation into nine elements, namely: earth, water, light, wind, ether, time, space, mind and soul. He says, "Every object of creation is made of atoms which in turn connect with each other to form molecules." His statement ushered in the Atomic Theory for the first time ever in the world, nearly 2500 years before John Dalton . Kanad has also described the dimension and motion of atoms and their chemical reactions with each other. The eminent historian, T.N. Colebrook , has said, "Compared to the scientists of Europe , Kanad and other Indian scientists were the global masters of this field."

B K Chowla

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


This next on the list....contd from yesterday



earth due to a force of attraction by the earth. Therefore, the earth, planets, constellations, moon, and sun are held in orbit due to this attraction." Bhaskaracharya was the first to discover
Born in the obscure village of Vijjadit (Jalgaon) in Maharastra, Bhaskaracharya's work in Algebra, Arithmetic and Geometry catapulted him to fame and immortality. His renowned mathematical works called "Lilavati" and "Bijaganita" are considered to be unparalled and a memorial to his profound intelligence. Its translation in several languages of the world bear testimony to its eminence. In his treatise " Siddhant Shiromani " he writes on planetary positions, eclipses, cosmography, mathematical techniques and astronomical equipment. In the " Surya Siddhant " he makes a note on the force of gravity: "Objects fall on gravity, 500 years before Sir Isaac Newton . He was the champion among mathematicians of ancient and medieval India . His works fired the imagination of Persian and European scholars, who through research on his works earned fame and popularity.

B K Chowla

Tuesday, December 16, 2008





Born in 476 CE in Kusumpur ( Bihar ), Aryabhatt's intellectual brilliance remapped the boundaries of mathematics and astronomy. In 499 CE, at the age of 23, he wrote a text on astronomy and an unparallel treatise on mathematics called "Aryabhatiyam." He formulated the process of calculating the motion of planets and the time of eclipses. Aryabhatt was the first to proclaim that the earth is round, it rotates on its axis, orbits the sun and is suspended in space - 1000 years before Copernicus published his heliocentric theory. He is also acknowledged for calculating p (Pi) to four decimal places: 3.1416 and the sine table in trigonometry. Centuries later, in 825 CE, the Arab mathematician, Mohammed Ibna Musa credited the value of Pi to the Indians, "This value has been given by the Hindus." And above all, his most spectacular contribution was the concept of zero without which modern computer technology would have been non-existent. Aryabhatt was a colossus in the field of mathematics.

B K Chowla

Monday, December 15, 2008


It may sound funny but ,fact is that we all have experienced some of these quotes without happens all the time.......we all have felt this .
Read on...

The road to always under construction.

Alcohol does'nt solve any problem,but if you think again,neither does milk.

In order to get loan,you first have to prove your ability to repay back.

All the desirable things in life are either illegal,expensive or fattening.

Since light travels faster than sound,people appear brighter before you hear them speak.

Everyone has a scheme of getting rich?.Which never works.

If at first you don't succeed?Destroy all evidence that you ever tried.

You can never determine which side of the bread to butter.If it falls down,it will always land on buttered side.

42.7% of all statistics is made on the spot.

As soon as you mention something ?? If it is good,it is taken?If it is bad,it happens.

He who has the gold makes the golden rules.........Murphy's golden rule.

If you come early ,the bus is late.If you come late?? Bus is still late.

Once you have bought something,you will find the same thing being sold somewhere else at a cheaper rate.

When you are in queue, the other line always moves faster and the person in front of you will always have the most complex transaction with the conductor.

If you have a paper,you don't have a pen.If you have a pen ,you don't have a paper.If you have both ,no one calls.

You will pick-up maximum wrong numbers when on roaming.

The door bell or your mobile will always ring when you are in the bathroom.

after a long wait for bus no. 20,two 20 number buses will always pull-in together and the bus which you get in will be crowded than the other.

If you have exams tomorrow,there will be a power cut tonight.

Irrespective of the wind direction,the smoke from the cigette tend to go to the non-smoker.

There are three sides to every argument: your side ,my side and the right side.

A cosultant is someone who takes a subject you understand and makes it sound confusing.

Many things can be preserved in alcohol.Dignity is not one of them.


B K Chowla

Saturday, December 13, 2008

13th Dec.........REMMEMBER???? B K Chowla

This day in the year 2001, Our Parliament was attacked by terroists.
The security forces got into action and countered the attack,thus saving the lives of hundereds of Politicians.If the terrorists had to succssed,God knows what would have been the end result and consequenses thereof.
Families of all those who laid their lives were promised money,petrol pumps,jobs etc and above all some respect.
Today ,to pay homage to those killed on 13th Dec,a function was organised outside the Parliament house.Of the total members numbering at appx 800(RS &LS) only ,and ,only 15 members attended the ceremony.More than rest of 780 + could not find time to come and pay homage to those who died on the 13th.This is despite the fact ,the memory of 26/11 and complete inefficiency of the Govt is still fresh in the minds of the Nation.
A blood donation camp was arranged today at the Parliament house,NOT EVEN ONE,member of Parliament donated blood.It was the security men who donated blood.
I am sure each one of the members must acted as per their inner voice .
What is even more shocking is the fact that all the promises made to the families of the dead have remained unfulfilled.Families have actually been forgotten.
This is how we respect our heroes.
This is the time when one would have liked to see Human rights activists,NGOs who get financial support from the Govt,so called secular forces and various high end,high TRP news channels to take up the cause of the families of the dead and inefficiency of the, no ,no each one of them have a seperate agenda......
If someone makes an issue of this subject..........well an inquiry commission will be appointed.......
one more in the list hundereds of inquiry commissions????
Between all this .........AFZAL GURU IS STILL ALIVE.
B K Chowla


Mumbai attacks took place on the 26th of Nov.
A lot of P3 and film personalties came out condenming terror.I was personally quite impresed by Javed Akhtar and Shaina NC.( not that others did not).
Some of the film stars decided to keep to themselves.
What I can not understand is the timing of them coming out(after two weeks) and suddenly talk of condenming terror during "EXCLUSIVE"interview to different TV channels.Is it too much of co-incidence that the timing coincided with the release of their big budget movies?If it was so, I am sorry, it was in bad taste,Shamful and disgusting

B K Chowla


Most of us are not aware of our rights, as the systems have been so designed that the common man is not kept informed.
How many of us actually go through the Judgments and the implications thereof? Case in point is the following Judgment.

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!!!!

B K Chowla

Friday, December 12, 2008


Yesterday,the 11th Dec was a big day for India and it's unity which
was amply exhibited on the floor of Parliament.
Mr Chidambaram was at his best. He accepted the failures on Mumbai attack.Dr Manmohan Singh lmost apologised to the nation for Mumbai attack.Those who spoke with lot of confidence were Rahul Gandhi,Sanddep Dixit,Milind Deora.It shows that we need to bring in more educated members to parliament.
Mr Advani,despite his cold vibes with the Govt,was at his best when he said that entire NDA would support the Govt on any hard decision they take in fight againsr terror.

We compliment the Govt and the opposition for standing together in time of crisis.
However,what was disappointing was that there seemed to be less than 100 members in the Parliament to debate the issue. They did not send the right signal.
We hope the respective parties will pull-up their members and ensure they are present during important discussions.
It was a happy day yesterday.
Please do it again.
B K Chowla

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Do you know why the number of emergency Ambulance is 108 in the world.
Because when we add-up our year of birth and our current age, it totals to 108.,
If your year of birth is 41,your current age is 108
How do you like this?

B K Chowla


ROHINTON MALOO was shot doing two things he enjoyed immensely. Eating good food and tossing new ideas. He was among the 13 diners at the Kandahar, Trident-Oberoi, who were marched out onto the service staircase, ostensibly as hostages. But the killers had nothing to bargain for. The answers to the big questions — Babri Masjid, Gujarat, Muslim persecution — were beyond the power of anyone to deliver neatly to the hotel lobby. The small ones — of money and materialism — their crazed indoctrination had already taken them well beyond. With the final banality of all fanaticism, flaunting the paradox of modern technology and medieval fervour — AK-47 in one hand; mobile phone in the other — the killers asked their minders, "Udan dein?" The minder, probably a maintainer of cold statistics, said, "Uda do."
Rohinton caught seven bullets, and by the time his body was recovered, it could only be identified by the ring on his finger. Rohinton was just 48, with two teenage children, and a hundred plans. A few of these had to do with TEHELKA, where he was a strategic advisor for the last two years. As Indians, we seldom have a good word to say about the living, but in the dead we discover virtues that strain the imagination. Perhaps it has to do with a strange mix of driving envy and blinding piety. Let me just say Rohinton was charismatic, ambitious, and a man of his time, and place. The time was always now, and in his outstanding career in media marketing, he was ever at the cutting edge of the new — in the creation of Star Networks, and a score of ventures on the web. The place was always Mumbai, the city he grew up in and lived in, and he exemplified its attitudes: the hedonism, the get-go, the easy pluralism.
For me there is a deep irony in his death. He was killed by what he set very little store by. In his every meeting with us, he was bemused and baffled by TEHELKA's obsessive engagement with politics. He was quite sure no one of his class — our class — was interested in the subject. Politics happened elsewhere, a regrettable business carried out by unsavoury characters. Mostly, it had nothing to do with our lives. Eventually, sitting through our political ranting, he came to grudgingly accept we may have some kind of a case. But he remained unconvinced of its commercial viability. Our kind of readers were interested in other things, which were germane to their lives — food, films, cricket, fashion, gizmos, television, health and the strategies of seduction. Politics, at best, was something they endured.In the end, politics killed Rohinton, and a few hundred other innocents. In the final count, politics, every single day, is killing, impoverishing, starving, denigrating, millions of Indians all across the country. If the backdrop were not so heartbreaking, the spectacle of the nation's elite — the keepers of most of our wealth and privilege — frothing on television screens and screaming through mobile phones would be amusing. They have been outraged because the enduring tragedy of India has suddenly arrived in their marbled precincts. The Taj, the Oberoi. We dine here.
We sleep here. Is nothing sacrosanct in this country any more? What the Indian elite is discovering today on the debris of fancy eateries is an acidic truth large numbers of ordinary Indians are forced to swallow every day. Children who die of malnutrition, farmers who commit suicide, dalits who are raped and massacred, tribals who are turfed out of centuryold habitats, peasants whose lands are taken over for car factories, minorities who are bludgeoned into paranoia — these, and many others, know that something is grossly wrong. The system does not work, the system is cruel, the system is unjust, the system exists to only serve those who run it. Crucially, what we, the elite, need to understand is that most of us are complicit in the system. In fact, chances are the more we have — of privilege and money — the more invested we are in the shoring up of an unfair state.
IT IS time each one of us understood that at the heart of every society is its politics. If the politics is third-rate, the condition of the society will be no better. For too many decades now, the elite of India has washed its hands off the country's politics. Entire generations have grown up viewing it as a distasteful activity. In an astonishing perversion, the finest imaginative act of the last thousand years on the subcontinent, the creation and flowering of the idea of modern India through mass politics, has for the last 40 years been rendered infra dig, déclassé, uncool. Let us blame our parents, and let our children blame us, for not bequeathing onwards the sheer beauty of a collective vision, collective will, and collective action. In a word, politics: which, at its best,

created the wonder of a liberal and democratic idea, and at its worst threatens to tear it down.
We stand faulted then in two ways. For turning our back on the collective endeavour; and for our passive embrace of the status quo. This is in equal parts due to selfish instinct and to shallow thinking. Since shining India is basically only about us getting an even greater share of the pie, we have been happy to buy its half-truths, and look away from the rest of the sordid story. Like all elites, historically, that have presided over the decline of their societies, we focus too much of our energy on acquiring and consuming, and too little on thinking and decoding. Egged on by a helium media, we exhaust ourselves through paroxysms over vacant celebrities and trivia, quite happy not to see what might cause us discomfort.
For years, it has been evident that we are a society being systematically hollowed out by inequality, corruption, bigotry and lack of justice. The planks of public discourse have increasingly been divisive, widening the faultlines of caste, language, religion, class, community and region. As the elite of the most complex society in the world, we have failed to see that we are ratcheted into an intricate framework, full of causal links, where one wrong word begets another, one horrific event leads to another. Where one man's misery will eventually trigger another's.
Let's track one causal chain. The Congress creates Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale to neutralise the Akalis; Bhindranwale creates terrorism; Indira Gandhi moves against terrorism; terrorism assassinates Indira Gandhi; blameless Sikhs are slaughtered in Delhi; in the course of a decade, numberless innocents, militants, and securitymen die. Let's track another. The BJP takes out an inflammatory rath yatra; inflamed kar sewaks pull down the Babri Masjid; riots ensue; vengeful Muslims trigger Mumbai blasts; 10 years later a bogey of kar sewaks is burnt in Gujarat; in the next week 2,000 Muslims are slaughtered; six years later retaliatory violence continues. Let's track one more. In the early 1940s, in the midst of the freedom movement, patrician Muslims demand a separate homeland; Mahatma Gandhi opposes it; the British support it; Partition ensues; a million people are slaughtered; four wars follow; two countries drain each other through rhetoric and poison; nuclear arsenals are built; hotels in Mumbai are attacked.
IN EACH of these rough causal chains, there is one thing in common. Their origin in the decisions of the elite. Interlaced with numberless lines of potential divisiveness, the India framework is highly delicate and complicated. It is critical for the elite to understand the framework, and its role in it. The elite has its hands on the levers of capital, influence and privilege. It can fix the framework. It has much to give, and it must give generously. The mass, with nothing in its hands, nothing to give, can out of frustration and anger, only pull it all down. And when the volcano blows, rich and poor burn alike.And so what should we be doing? Well, screaming at politicians is certainly not political engagement. And airy socialites demanding the carpet-bombing of Pakistan and the boycott of taxes are plain absurd, just another neon sign advertising shallow thought. It's the kind of dumb public theatre the media ought to deftly side-step rather than showcase. The world is already over-shrill with animus: we need to tone it down, not add to it. Pakistan is itself badly damaged by the flawed politics at its heart. It needs help, not bombing. Just remember, when hardboiled bureaucrats clench their teeth, little children die.
Most of the shouting of the last few days is little more than personal catharsis through public venting. The fact is the politician has been doing what we have been doing, and as an über Indian he has been doing it much better. Watching out for himself, cornering maximum resource, and turning away from the challenge of the greater good.
The first thing we need to do is to square up to the truth. Acknow ledge the fact that we have made a fair shambles of the project of nation-building. Fifty million Indians doing well does not for a great India make, given that 500 million are grovelling to survive. Sixty years after independence, it can safely be said that India's political leadership — and the nation's elite — have badly let down the country's dispossessed and wretched. If you care to look, India today is heartbreak hotel, where infants die like flies, and equal opportunity is a cruel mirage.
Let's be clear we are not in a crisis because the Taj hotel was gutted. We are in a crisis because six years after 2,000 Muslims were slaughtered in Gujarat there is still no sign of justice. This is the second thing the elite need to understand — after the obscenity of gross inequality. The plinth of every society — since the beginning of Man — has been set on the notion of justice. You cannot light candles for just those of your class and creed. You have to strike a blow for every wronged citizen.
And let no one tell us we need more laws. We need men to implement those that we have. Today all our institutions and processes are failing us. We have compromised each of them on their values, their robustness, their vision and their sense of fairplay. Now, at every crucial juncture we depend on random acts of individual excellence and courage to save the day. Great systems, triumphant societies, are veined with ladders of inspiration. Electrified by those above them, men strive to do their very best. Look around. How many constables, head constables, sub-inspectors would risk their lives for the dishonest, weak men they serve, who in turn serve even more compromised masters?
I wish Rohinton had survived the lottery of death in Mumbai last week. In an instant, he would have understood what we always went on about. India's crying need is not economic tinkering or social engineering. It is a political overhaul, a political cleansing. As it once did to create a free nation, India's elite should start getting its hands dirty so they can get a clean country. From Tehelka Magazine, Vol 5, Issue 49, Dated Dec 13, 2008

B K Chowla


This was sent to me by an Italian!!!

Interesting info! Must read Give the Title... can u?!!!!!!

You know the Latin Catholic will not enter to Syrian catholic church, these two will not enter to the Marthoma church, these three will not enter to penthacost church, these four will not enter to Salvation army church, these five will not enter to 7th day Adventist church, these six will not enter to orthodox church, these seven will not enter to Jacobite church, ? this there are 146 castes in Kerala alone for Christianity, each will never share their churches for Christians ! Wonderful One Christ, One Bible, One Jehova?.
What a unity !
Among Muslims, Shia and Sunni kill each other in all the Muslim countries. The religious riot in Muslim countries is always between these two. The Shia will not go to Sunni mosque, these two will not go to Ahamadiya mosque, these three will not go to Sufi mosque, these four will not go to Mujahiddin mosque?.like this it appears there are 13 castes in among Muslims, Killing / bombing/conquering/ massacring/? each other ! The American attack to the Muslim land of Iraq is fully supported by all the Muslim countries surrounding Iraq ! One Allah, One Quran, One Nebi?.!
Great unity !
For Hindus 1280 books, 10,000 commentaries, more than one lakh sub commentaries for these foundation books, 330 million gods, variety of aacharas, thousands of Rishies, hundreds of languages,?still everyone goes to the SAME TEMPLE? whether unity is for Hindus or in others and never Quarreled each other for the last ten thousand years in the name of Religion.
My choice: Hinduism_The UNIQUE in the world. by an American Author

B K Chowla

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Indian establishment must be planning to take on Pakistan in different ways.
Any normal human being feels frustrated and left out if he is made to feel socially and economically isolated.Common man in Pakistan ,perhaps,is also fed up with the dirty tricks being played by the Govt,ISI,LeT etc.It is always the people's power that prevails.
India should ban Pakistan artists who have almost made India their second home.I am refering to Pakistanis performing on TV in reality shows like comedy shows,Chat shows,Dance shows and some of the Pakistani cricketers are even endorsing some India health products.They should all be banned forthwith and sent back to Pakistan.This should also include some artists who are either singing or composing music(this should include those who have taken the Uk route to come).
Idea of doing so is that these people go back home and create an atmosphere of peace.I am told some of these artists have made the kind of money in India that they could have never imagined of in Pakistan.Their Govt must see them being isolated socially and economically.
This is only one step and so much more could be done besides of course bombing the hell out of Pakistan.

Friday, December 5, 2008


December 05, 2008 11:16
Will tough laws help fight terrorism?
There has always been a demand by BJP that India needs strong terror laws to fight terrorism. The concern is genuine. In a country like India where the legal system is so rotten that it is difficult to secure the conviction of ordinary criminals, one can not possibly think of conviction of terrorists who come with the sole aim to kill the innocent. The demand also needs consideration as there would hardly be any witnesses who will come forward to give statements against the terrorists. So it is clear that we need laws which do away with the normal procedure of criminal law in the country. The procedure which gives vast power to the investigating agencies and the police that it would be such an easy task to secure conviction against the terrorists. But the big question still remains. Will these tough laws be able to save the country from the cruel hands of blood thirsty terrorists? The answer is simple "NO". Unfortunately, the BJP and now the Congress, is harping that they will deal with the terror effectively by bringing tough laws. But one needs to understand that the tough laws come into picture only when the terrorists are done away with the brutal acts of killing the innocent. Do both the top political forces in the country want to say that they will first be waiting for the terrorists to come and kill people and then they will easily secure conviction because of these strong anti terror laws? The misfortune of this country is that no one bothers to look into the rot within. The terrorists can come and kill the innocent because they know very well that they can slip in easily by paying some hundred rupee notes to the person at the border. They know that the truck containing RDX and AK-47s shall not be checked by paying the same magical currency notes to the person who is in charge of checking the trucks entering in the city. The root cause of failing to tackle terrorism is not intelligence failure but the root cause is "corruption". When the terrorists know that the magic of currency notes can get them fake identity cards of educational institutions, one can not blame only the intelligence failure for the human tragedies that follow. Repeatedly, the courts have been directing the governments, both at the Centre and the state level to bring police reforms, but the governments have always failed. When an average policeman in the country works at least 18 hours a day and gets peanuts in the form of salary, it is foolishness on our part to expect that he will be able to guard the country from terrorism. When half of the police force remains busy in taking care of VIP security, it would be foolish of us to think that we are ready to take on terrorism head on. When your policeman are fighting terrorists with a substandard bullet proof jacket, obsolete weapons, the home minister of the country reveals how many NSG commandos have been sent to Mumbai to take on Taj, how can we keep dreaming in front of the shocking reality? In the era of global terrorism, when the terrorists have modern equipments and training, the need is to reform the system Mr. L K Advani and Mr Manmohan Singh. We, the citizens of this country expect better performance from the politicians. The politicians should be assigned the ministries because of the competence and not because that he or she is close to "10 Japath". Its time to look within and introspect, can be really blame the terrorists for attacks? Do we really need tough laws to tackle terror? The answer is simple, waiting to be noticed.
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Posted By :- B K CHOWLA

(Fri, 12/05/2008 - 19:50)

Strict laws always help.We already have laws to deal with terror.What we as a nation are lacking is the political will to deal with terror.If that was not so,there would not have been Afzal and the politics surronding Afzal.
Criminal justice system needs a complete change.Britishers gave it to us.They have changed their laws in Britain but we continue with the rot as it suits our political class.Blame game goes on between BJP&Congress.Whenever Congress finds itself cornered bang comes a reply" Kandhar to aap gaye the".
What we need is public awareness.Enough is enough.We should have stricter enforment of existing laws without political interference.
b k chowla


Sometime in the year 2005.
Some of us may remmember a gentleman by the name..KULDEEP SINGH.
Some may call him a hero.
Some may have forgotten him.
Some may have decided not to remmember him.
Some of us may want to know who he is?
Well he is the same DTC driver who saved lives of more than 50Delhi citizens in oct 2005.
This brave man threw the bomb out of the bus.
He has lost his eyesight, lost fingers of his right hand,hearing impaired.He needs support to walk.
What was he promised is not important.He has no money for treatment.All he has is assurances from CM Ms Dixit,assurances from DTC.Only thing he does'nt have is money to pay his medical bills.
Who cares.
If it was a case involving a political oppurtunity, a number of NGOs would have jumped into score points.
For political class,it is time to wake up.
KULDEEP SINGH is still waiting and has not seen his son who was born immidately after the incident.
He is still waiting and hoping he will one day see his son.
Not till this Govt pays his medical expenses, which were promised to him
Ms Dixit,elections are over...see if you can fulfill your promise to KULDEEP SINGH.


B K Chowla


At a time when the nation is in a hurry to see action,our political class has not learnt any lesson.

Maharashtra is headless for the last three days.

In any democracy,people elect their leaders.Congress selects their's.

What message are we sending to the International community?

Financial capital could not prevent terror attack despite warnings.

Financial capital can't elect/select a Chief Minister and is headless .

It is a matter of being sincere to the job.Example is Chitambaram.He has taken his job as the Home Minister rather seriously.

Who will decide on the CM's name is well known.Why waste time having meetings.

Country is watching


B K Chowla


My comments on IBNLIVE...B K Chowla

India sheds fear of China, redefines military posture Read story

Posted by Vishal Thapar at 01:48 AM, Oct 09, 2008 in India

Three airfields are being opened close to the Sino-Indian boundary.

Posted by bchowla at 10:19 AM, Oct 09, 2008

I compliment the Govt for having taken this decision.
For whatever reasons,India ,1962,has been on the defencive when it comes to China.These are matters of strategy,diplomacy and a position at the world stage,hence it is better i dont go beyound this.
Instead,compliment for having taken a good step in national interest

B K Chowla

posted on my blog on 5/12/08
click"read story" must

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Taking on Pakistan.

Zardari has snubbed India and clearly has no intention of handing over terrorists.Now what.?there is anger amongst people across the nation.It is not so much with Pakistan,it is with the politicians,which they must understand.People do see the heavy and light weight politicians moving around with heavy security ,which in fact was promised to the common man.It is now for them to take action and prove their worth before it is too late.Time seems to be running out for this day policy and policy makers. Both politician and beaurocrats.Common man is very very angry. This is a wake up call.I hope they hear the alarm bell is ringing.No amount of resignation is going to help.People have ,unfortunately,stopped trusting the Govt.I hope better sense will prevail.

My comments on IBNLIVE...B K Chowla

Blasts continue to rock India: what should the Govt do? Read story

Posted by IBNLive at 01:08 AM, Sep 30, 2008 in India

Three blasts in three cities in a span of three days. What should the Government do to tackle terror attacks?

Posted by bchowla at 05:03 AM, Sep 30, 2008

Let us accept that we are not capable of handling the problem of terrorism on our own.I am not saying this out of anger or desperation. It is a fact.
I suggest
1 Ask USA their measures after 9/11
2 Get Isreal to help us.
3 Dont worry what people say when you do the above.
In any case you dont care for what people say
4 UPA should immidaitely change their spokespersons.


B K Chowla
posted on my blog on 3/12/08
must read"read story"
Blast in Delhi: How can we fight terror? Read Story

Posted by IBNLive at 03:42 PM, Sep 27, 2008 in India

Fear returned to Delhi as a blast was reported from south Delhi's Mehrauli area.
Saturday's blast comes exactly a fortnight after serial blasts had rocked the country's capital, killing 54 people and injuring scores of others.
For millions, terror has become commonplace.
How can we fight terror?
What can the common man do?

Posted by bchowla at 04:37 PM, Sep 27, 2008

How can we fight terror?Can we ?
Except for living in fear there is nothing else that we can do.I am sure everytime a blast takes place,VIP security must be being raised. Can we fight terror?Who is WE?Your question should be .... Can the Govt fight terror?
YES, YES, the day they day they decide to forget about the coming elections,stop appeasement policy,take a hard stand,stop being called a soft state. Terrorists are playing cat and mouse game and we are having meetings,discussing what strict law do we need,make politiocal statements on and on and on.

Yes terror can be fought.


B K Chowla
posted on my blog on 3/12/08
must click"read story"

Sunday, November 30, 2008

My comments on IBNLIVE...B K Chowla

'Ban Bajrang Dal, protect Christians in India' Read story

Posted by Karan Thapar at 02:44 AM, Sep 29, 2008 in India
Vincent Concessao says the church does not serve to get converts.

Posted by bchowla at 04:46 AM, Sep 29, 2008
Again,Karan Thapar's entire interview smells of bias,and a precnceived notions.In fact ,read the text again and one will realise it is he who was actually prompting Concessao as to what answer to give and detailing meaning of what he said.
Surprised,Karan ,i used to look forward to your programmes.Not any more..Modi's..Arun Jaitley..Aroon Shourie they all put you in your place.You need to change Karan.

B K Chowla
posted on my blog on 30/11/08
do click"read story"to read it

Saturday, November 29, 2008

My comments on IBNLIVE...B K Chowla

Bold step: Maharashtra govt legalises live-in relationship Read story

Posted by IBNLive at 01:46 AM, Oct 09, 2008 in India

The proposal was passed a meeting chaired by CM Deshmukh.

Posted by bchowla at 11:35 AM, Oct 10, 2008
I think it is not only bold but quite silly.I am saying this in view of this Govt having double standards.Mr CM, it was your own Govt which banned and left thousounds of bar girls job less.Bar girls are bad girls and live-in ralationships are good.
It is time our politicians stop living with double standards.May be at this late stage you can think of the poor bar girls,and why not since we are now more modern.

posted on blog on 29/11/08

Friday, November 28, 2008

MumbaiBurning......Wake-up call.......B K Chowla

cont from previous incomplete blog........
we can add any number of people who can be trusted.


B K Chowla

MumbaiBurning......Wake-up call.......B K Chowla

A lot of expalnation is needed.
Said to be 26 odd terrosists ,who quietly walk into the city from the Gateway of India as if they were going for a picnic.No one sees them?
What were the Coastal Guards doing when the terroists walked in with the Guns?
Is'nt the Indian Navy on gaurd in the India waters all the time?
At what time did the Home Minister know of the attack?
At what time did the Home Minister sitting in Delhi take action?
Could he have saved the situation had he taken action?
Why was'nt there any intelligence input?
Does the country have something called Maritime Security Establishment?
Army and NSG are the great hero, who face the bullets but are not cared for when the 6th pay commission sits.
Three most decorated Sr officers of the ATS are killed.
Was it right and decent of Mr Shakeel Ahmed,on newsx, to give stastics of terror attacks during NDA rule? He is a Minister and spokesman of Congress. I don't think PM or Sonia Gandhi should tolerate such nonsense from their Ministers.
Why talk of Police reforms today? Has it not been long over-due.?
Do we really expect the Police to fight terror with Lathi?Terrorists have sattelite phones.Why is it taking ages to provide latest equipment to the police?
One sees heavily armed police guarding the VIPs..Why can't the common man be protected by police with better equipment? Isn't the life of common man of any value?
Haresh Salve,in recent interview to a TV channel had said, they(VIPs) are rulers and we are the subjects. Wasn't he right?
How will the country face rest of the world with silly excuses?
How long will we talk of X% growth? Growth of and for what ?After this attack,will India get
investment and tourism?Growth for what when 70% of the population is still earning less than Rs 20 per day.
How long will the FM boast of Revenue collection figures?Are we a welfare nation or a company who is talking of it's profits?
Isn't this,partly,result of wrong people at the wrong postings?Why should the postings be based on peronal preferences and political and electoral considerations?
Don't we believe that the world is laughing at us?
How did the USA protect itself and it's people after 9/11?
Why can't we learn from them?
Why can't we take a hard stand even at the cost of losing power?
What good is the power ,if ,it does not take one into pages of History?
Will any leader of today get place in the history?Sorry,no, it is the names of the NSG and ATS officers who will.
World newspapers have carried the terror story on front pages...can we defend ourselves in front of the world community? Can we ever say that we did our best?Will they trust us?
How long will we blame Pak ..... rightly so?How long will we have to bear with adventures of Pak?Why are we not able to take on Pak?Are we worried about international reaction? Did George Bush ask any one for the action he took?He may be unpopular,but isn't the average American safe?
Does an average Indian feel safe?
Pak foreign Minister holds a press conference in Delhi Why?
Wasn't his body language loud enough indication that he was fishing for words?
Enough is enough.
Time to talk is over.
Time to politicise terror is over.
Time for minority appeasment is over.
Time to repeat"kandhar to aap gaye the" is over.
Time to discuss statistics of terror UPA v/sNDA is over.
Time to appoint "my"recommendation is over.
Time to be on the defensive vis-a-vis Pak is over.
It is time for action action action.
I have following suggestion.......if found silly please forgive me.
Announce Nation's policy on terror
Form a core group headed by the PM(please no other politician) and involve some of the most trusted citizens of the country.....some of the names I suggest are(add or delete)
PM...Dr Manmohan Singh
Fali nariman
Soli sorabjee
Ratan Tata

Thursday, November 27, 2008

My comments on IBNLIVE...B K Chowla

29-yr-old says he is AP Guv's son, wants DNA test Read story
Posted by Divyamanu Chaudhry at 01:15 PM, Oct 17, 2008 in India

Posted by bchowla at 06:31 AM, Oct 18, 2008
One of them is not telling the truth.Mr Tiwary is in politics for close to50yrs.He will not mess around.In such case, Tiwary must get his DNA test done.Politics is a dirty game..who knows who picks up this i9ssue and in which forum.

My comments on IBNLIVE...B K Chowla

Anil sues Mukesh for Rs 10,000 cr, alleges slur Read story
Posted by IBNLive at 09:32 PM, Sep 24, 2008 in Business
Younger Ambani sibling cross with brother for NYT interview.

Posted by bchowla at 05:28 AM, Sep 25, 2008
It might just make good reading material.
Both are well conected.
Both are rich.
Better not to comment
.Enjoy reading such news.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Inquiry commissions B K Chowla

continuation from previous incomplete blog........
Thakkar Commission
Jain Commission
Lahoti Co
Kripal Commission
Phukan Commission
Govt can continue to appoint commissions.Who pays the expenses?
Let there be some accountability.

B K Chowla

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Enquiry Commissions..........B K Chowla

Lalli has just returned from her kitty party.It meant,good lunch,rummy and lot of Delhi city gossip.Host's husband is a senior bureaucrat(should say it all) .
Lalli told Pappu that her host had informed the kitty gathering about a new commission of enquiry constituted by the Govt.
Pappu started analysis of the fate of some of the commissions appointed by the Govt.( quotes and
information India Today 25/11
It was constituted almost 16yrs ago to probe the Babri Masjid Demolition.It has already been extended by 47 times.Justice J S Verma,former CJI comments"Justice Liberhan has'nt come out with any thing in 16yrs.Now, who is interested in his report.?
Was set up to probe 1992-93 Bombay riots.It took 5 yrs to prepare and submit the report.Maharashtra Govt has not taken action on the report yet.Perhaps,the report has not even been accepted.
Both the reports had different findings.
Setting up enquiry commissions is nothing but a battle of wits between the opposition and ruling party.Which party is in power is not important.....enquiry commissions do get set-up.It serves political purpose.Take the latest case.Batla house incident.Even a senior Minister Kapil Sibal is in favour of an enquiry.It is logical.....he represents Chandani Chowk constituancy,largely Muslim dominated area. It is politically right for him to support enquiry.In case an enquiry was to be appointed...some retd Judge would have found a job.
I f Kapil Sibal is supporting an enquiry,Amar singh and other leaders wanting to carry the secular tag can't be left behind.
All the enquiry commissions are constituted under the Commissions of enquiry act.
Justice V N Khare(former cji)
"commissions should be scrapped.Set-up to shield the accused,they are giving a bad name to the judicial process"
K T S Tulsi (sr Advocate)
"Any inquiry must be concluded in a matter of weeks,not months or years. It should be speedy."
Some of other important commissions appointed by Various Govts. are
Thakkar Commission

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Comments On IBN Live......B K Chowla

Blast crippled senses: Unanswered questions

TimePosted by Sahasranshu Mahapatra at 07:30 AM, Sep 15, 2008 in Blogs

One friend had picked up an auto-rickshaw from the blast site on Barakhamba Road just ten minutes before the bomb went off. A cousin witnessed

Posted by bchowla at 05:54 AM, Sep 19, 2008

We have all written and read so much on this subject in the last few days.Is there any point. They are still holding meetings, speaking in different voices,giving clean chit to the HM,common still does not know where to go,whom to approach,what bsafety measures to take,in case of a repeated attack what will be his fate.
Should we import technology from , say, ISRAEL?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Present~Future.....Think(B K CHOWLA)PART 2

continued from part 1.......

Another question still remains to be probed.Why is the condition of roads in all the cities is bad?How is the condition of roads in all the VIP areas is so good?Why does the surface of roads differ in VIP areas and"ordinary" areas?One does not need Divine intervension to get to the bottom of it.One would get a logical answer on the expected line.... heavy traffic on VIP roads is restricted,hence those remain better.Well said.What about Road Research Institute?If they take pride in what they are meant to be doing,then they should have studied the traffic flow,density of traffic and all other technical requirements to ensure all cities get world class roads.And why not? Each vehicle on the road has contributed to the tax kitty.If we can succeeded in our Moon Mission,we can set example of world class Metro..why not proper roads? Answer lies with the honestly.

While on the subject of infrastructure,self assessment by the Ministry of Power may be an eye opener.We can only draw our conclusions from what is being reported in the press.What is additional generation capacity created in the last (a) 2yrs(b)5yrs(c)10 yrs?.Compare this with what each Govt had committed before each election.Despite shortage of power,no VIP goes without electricity which is free(mauja-hi-mauja) Answer lies with the honestly.

People like Pappu and Lalli base their assessment on media reports,we can take a look at the part this important organ of Democracy plays.Media,in early days print,and now electronic,has played themost important role in keeping the democracy flag flying high.One can complain about some of the TV channel's slight bias,but arn't TV channels run by human beings?Also,TV news channel is business and is expected to give returns on the investment .Surely,each one of them tries to over-do the others.Take Obama..Oh maa!One channel-head went to the extent of comparing his hair style to that of Obama.One remark of Obama during his election speech made the headlines where he had said that Pakistan has been using Aid money against India.Please,It is only a political statement which makes good political reading.Again,Obama mentions 'K' word,there is breaking news all over.After Obama was declared winner and speaks to Heads of 15 States including Pakistan,TV channels take over.Why not with our PM? Finally,Obama talks to Dr Manmohan Singh.All feel releived. Let us please understand,like any other US President,even Obama will say and do what is in the US National interest.Their politics does not go against national interest.Besides ,arushi murder case is another example where media was very aggressive and positive.....except for few "EXCLUSIVE" story.All in all,media has played an important role in all areas concening urban India.

One hopes rural India will also get it's share of coverage.May be focus should be on infrastructure.Rest will by-itself take momentum....including problem of the farmers.
Lalli raised few more issues like
Bangladeshi immigrants
Police reforms
Internal security etc
Govt should actually announce their policy on the above issues.It will only add to credibility.
Pappu also mentioned corruption,well,according to Lalli,it is no longer a problem.It only has to be legalised.Let us please do so soon as Parliament meets.
Incidentally,it was reported in a section of the press that in the history of independent India,this year Parliament has met for the least number of days....something like 35 days in all.(cost of running parliment can taken in the next blog)
One generally feels India is doing good compared to rest of the world...yes it is.Yes it is...reasonable GDP growth,democratic values still in-tact,free media,moon mission,winning spree on cricket ground etc.But to middle class man all this takes a back seat as he still fighting for Electricity,Water,Roads,Inflation,Job risk coupled with stories of cash for vote,Raj Thackery's adventures,language and caste based politics,politics above national interest etc.
Himself an honest man,if Dr Manmohan Singh takes these matters seriously,he would have done a great service to the country.He still has
Time on his side
Sonia Gandhi on his side
Honest people on his side
Rahul Gandhi on his side
Kismet on his side(or he would not have been the PM).
For people to get the feeling of feel good factor,PM should be like the pilot who swithces of the seat belt sign after coming out of bad weather.I will take you to your destination.I think he will.
Pappu,Lalli and the likes are hopeful,Dr Manmohan Singh will prove to be a good pilot.
B K Chowla

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Present~Future.....Think. ( B K Chowla)PART 1

Pappu and his wifeLalli were sitting and working out as to what best can they do with just matured FDs they had booked four yrs ago. Pappu had just retired. Lalli was , naturally ,very concerned on the present state of affairs and had a practical discussions with Pappu.She sounded not very pessimistic,slightly optimistic and hopeful that one day they will be able to live within their means,feel secure, beat inflation..... kind of feel good factor.Some of the points /issues Lalli raised with Pappu were quite valid and one point lead to another(all points had something to do with day-day living).
Since I was a witness to their discussions,I will try and write them down.

Assembly elections are on.Lalli watched one TV channel conducting interviews of the prospective CMs and that too,while they were having good hearty breakfast.What surprised Lalli was ,despite inflation,those fellows could afford..Juice,Sprouts,Eggs with bit of bread and butter.How? Did'nt these people promise us all this?These people wear very simple clothes,talk of socialism,people friendly policies.We are fighting, inflatioin,uncertainity everywhere,fear factor...still ca'nt even think of the kind of breakfast one prospective CM was having(must be having a good dietician on his pay roll)

Lalli was wondering,when common man can not be provided with basic aminity of drinking water,how can the Govt allow MNCs to draw underground water at practically no cost and sell it after branding at Rs 14/ltr .Lalli was wondering as to why can't the Govt draw the same water and provide it to people who are actually dying due to lack of potable water supply and that is what they had actually promised in their manifesto. Didn't they? Govt can actually levy a surcharge on bottled water at,say,50% .Those who drink bottled water can afford to pay Rs 20/ltr.Surchage revenue can build at least one AIIMS every month(estimated cost Rs 500 crs) and perhaps the spillover amount can be used to provide drinking water to the needy.Lalli thinks even at present rate of interest at 11% she can't afford bottled water for her family. In certain parts in Delhi,boring is prohibited and Govt can't give supplies.So what does one do?Irony of fate is that Chairperson of Delhi Jal Board is noone else but the CM herself.Every election manifesto promises drinking water to the citzens.Lalli and Pappu felt water should have been equally divided amongst the citizens instead of giving it to VIPs only(they can actually afford bottled water).

Pappu and Lalli understand Mehngai, Govt talks infation figures in numbers.Lalli wanted know from Pappu as to what does the Govt mean when they say 11.43% inflation?Pappu told her not only does he not know,he challenged that more than 90% ( including certain ministers) people don't know as to how does the Govt arrive at these most unconvincing figures and are convinced that people are convinced(sic)In fact those who understand this are most uneffected and those who are most effected dont understand.For the last about 6months,Govt has been blaming the Oil prices for all the ills in the country.Because oil was at over$140,we were suffering inflation.In corporate culture, there is a famous saying "you should always have someone to blame"and it seems this has been taken seriously.Oil, though,has come down to below $60,the prices of all wage goods are still sky rocketing.Lalli had a valid question to Pappu....why inflation does'nt hurt the VIPs? Well, most of us also wonder...why?One minister's wife had said sometime back that their family is fond of good food and they take their servant with them when they travel abroad on holidays..In a recent interview to a TV channel ,Mr Kapil Sibal had said"Govt ca'nt be run on public perception" Well said
to be continued in part 2...b k chowla

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


What has been disturbing me for the last few weeks is the Blast in Imphal and the reactions(actually lack of them).I did post my comments on Ibnlive site sometime back but felt my blog also must carry this coverage.
Blast took place about three weeks back and it was reported that 17 people lost their lives.Pity,and my heartfelt condolences to the families who lost their loved ones.
Unfortunately,there were'nt many reactions from the people who matter.No Minister went to Imphal for on the spot survey,Home minister did not make oft repeated statements on terror,Congress and BJP spokespersons did not make customery statements condenming the dirty and cowardly act.
Now imagine the scene when similar blasts took place in Gujarat,Delhi,Hyderabad.Noone with normal vocal cord missed the opuurtunity in making loud enough noise and comments and managed to get themselves on the TV so that they could be heard and seen.Home Minister accompnied Mrs Gandhi to Gujarat after the blast,Prime Minister also visited Gujarat,All the highend and high TRP TV channels did'nt miss an oppurtunity in showing their concern on the state of affairs,various panel discussions were held at the TV studios,usual blame games were played,viewers were asked to send in their comments(why not make some money out of SMSs) normal blame game was played,intelligence agency were blamed,UPA was blamed,BJP was blamed for over reacting etc.Around the same time, as Imphal blasts ,few more incidents took place
1 India won the Mohali match
2 Tendulkar created new world record
3 Adventures of Raj Thackeray were on
4 India was getting ready for Moon name a few
Somone must sit back and tell the nation as to which news amongst the above got the maximum coverage on TV , was it Imphal? How much concern did the Govt show on Imphal blasts where 17 people lost their lives?Why this discrimination between Imphal and Gujarat,Delhi,Hyderabad?
Noone cares.Every action of the establishment is vote based.Every action is in direct propotion to the number of Lok Sabha seats.When will we start showing our concern for the entire Nation as one Nation?Every single individual,every Political party,Print media,Electronic media,The babus are responsible for the state of affairs.It is time they all did a bit of soul searching.Let us not wait for divine intervention.

B K Chowla

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


It is very unfortunate that an important Minister, PRD Munshi is not well.Pappu wishes him a speedy recovery.
At times,one wonders how the Ministers manage to get the best medical treatment,especially in the hospitals where patients are lying on the floor for days and nights together waiting for their turn.May be,some of them have serious problems...may be uncurable.Everyone can't be lucky to have treatment from famous Dr like Dr Den Henley from John Hopkins University Hospital.A section of the press carried news item that he was flown in to look into the condition of Dasmunshi.Who paid for it is not important.What is important is that a minister needed best medical attention..which he got.Sometime back there was news that one ex PM has had medical treatment for his kidney ailment at a premium hospital in London.Who paid for it is not important.More important is that an ex PM of the country got his treatment.
Pappu is not wanting to know of the expenses incurred on similar treatments at time when India has the best medical facilities and is promoting medical tourism..Pappu may be wanting to know mera number kab ayega.
Only the other day Metronation,a popular TV channel had studio guests on medical facilities .Discussions centered around GTB hospital in Delhi.It was shocking to hear that the hospital does'nt have enough gloves,critical machines are not working,there is shortage of Doctors.One of the panelists had the guts to tell us that they cant find enough Doctors.Sec,Health informed the panel that providing money to the health sector was not a problem.Most interesting reply to this came from Dr Dave..ex Director AIIMS....yes money is not a problem but when the Hospital puts in request fror becomes a file and goes around.It was also stated that to establish one AIIMS,they need Rs 500cr.Is it too much money for the health of the poor in the country? I wish some one tells Pappu of the total NPAs to banks from the industry...we might be able to ,perhaps,build 100+ AIIMS in the country from that amount.Decision lies with the establishment, do they want friendly industry or healthy youth who will one day take this nation to greater heights.Instead of worrying about the administration of AIIMS and smoking ban in the movies,it may be worth for the Health Minister to take a round of few hospitals to see for himself the condition of the waiting patiants...they are lying on the floor.There are'nt chairs, there is no provision for drinking water,condition of the toilets is terrible,cleaneness is next to godliness was only in the school books.However,all this is not so in the special(vip)wards.
Perhaps, time has now come to wake up to reality of the situation and do take some corrective steps.More than 80crore people in the country do'nt have basic medical facility..establishment must think of them besides thinking of the VIPs and their treatments in India and abroad at the tax payers expense...will some NGO please read this and take up this cause.Pappu is actually suffering...look after him.He needs attention.

B K Chowla

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A TYPICAL DAY B k chowla

It was again Monday,the laziest day of the week.Pappu got up as usual in the morning and was happy that there was water in the tap.Excited,he told his wife the good news of water but realised,there was'nt electricity,so he had a cold water bath.
Pappu read the morning news about aviation sector having sacked 800 staff.Worried he was , there was fear of prospective sacking in the BPO sector also.Whilst leaving for work,Pappu tried to explain to his wife on the slow down in the US economy and the consequences for Indian BPOs.Most unconcened,she reminded him to get ALOO and SHIMLA MIRCH from the weekly market in the evening(Rs 17 and Rs 69/kg)

Pappu drove his scooter very carefully on the left side avoiding all the pot holes and the under construction metro flyover as yesterday one collapsed crushing Blueline bus and few cars(they say some people died and the contractor was fined).As a consequence of driving slow,Pappu reached late to work.He was told ,HR is holding a meeting with the management to decide on the fate of the excess staff.He held his breath(was worried about ALOO and shimla mirchi) till he was told he was in safe zone due to intervention of the Govt as in case of aviation staff .Confidentially,Pappu came to know that they actually got saved as it was MD's daughter's birthday and he was in good mood.(they dined at the TAJ and signed the credit card worth crisis you see)Pappu called home to say he will leave in time...he normally uses office landline as incoming on his wife's mobile is free.In case of emergency,she gives him a missed call.On his way back ,he stopped at the weekly market but price was Rs 20 and Rs 72/kg respectively.Keeping his budget in mind,he bought lesser qty to compensate for the price increase.

On reaching home,while listening to TV news he was happy,there was electricity,petrol prices were not raised,gas still has subsidy,Rs strenthened by 1.5 paise against Dollar,there was'nt any bomb blast the whole day ,Govt assured they will not tolerate any terror attacks,there was'nt any breaking news that inflation had gone up,Parliament woked the lowest number of days this year in history..hence less voilence in the Parliament,there was no threat to the Govt from any partner,sensex was above 10000 level,there was assurance from Finance Minister that economy is in good shape except growth will be slow(Rs is weaking against the $),banks are safe so are deposits,CM assured that there will be judicial enquiry on flyover collapse,compensation was announced for the family of the dead(they should consider a seperate budget allocation for compensations in the next Finance bill),penalty was imposed on the contractor of the flyover,there is hope that BPOs also may be considered for a bailout package
.Pappu was very relaxed till his wife asked him of the prices of ALOO and SHIMLA MIRCHI.He tried explaning her of the meaning of all the assurances the Govt has givenon the TV.She was quite upset that Kunki....Tulsi is going off air after 8 years from 10th NOV, and the Govt has'nt yet appointed an commission of enquiry.Pappu was about to retire for the day and looking forward to another good and safe day tomorrow and Pappu's wife was in her own thoughts,contend with small happy moments with Tulsi...we are all busy with our own day to day problems...till the candidates come asking for votes without even telling us as to was the fate of last election promises.We still do'nt know the power of our vote.
B K Chowla

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Question of the day

Who should be held responsible for Sonu's Death in Agra due to sheer negligeance?What steps should administaration be taking in future to avoid such unfortunate incidents?

Thursday, October 9, 2008


India is the biggest Democracy in the world. Independent media has played a very important role in this great Indian democracy. We can not forget the role of the media in 1975 .
However, over the years,media has changed,expanded,emerged stronger and performed its duty. Not to mention Barkha Dutt's reporting during Kargil. There are so many more examples I can quote of brave and impartial reporting. If media has changed, so have the people who are elected to manage the democracy....will we ever see another Pt Nehru, Sardar Patel, Babu Jagjivan Ram, Shastriji, Sr Baldev Singh, Ms Indira Gandhi and so many more. Never a finger was raised on their integrity. From the present elected members one can hardly find one person who can be compared to them. Media, perhaps has failed to some extent in bringing the facts to the people of the country. If at all, at times media has actually buckled.
To say media is not biased or doesn't have favourites, will not be true. I was travelling in last week of September...there were blasts all over. I called my home in Delhi to enquire if all is well at home, a normal concern for the head of the family to ask. I was told, thankfully, all is well and on questioning on the headlines, I was told one popular English Daily carried news on the front page that Mr Rahul Gandhi and Ms Priyanka Vadra had gone for morning walk to Lodi Gardens. Even blasts were covered. Point is not why were they covered on front page? Point is different.
Last six months the inflation has been a cause of worry. Yes, every Thursday evening it was breaking news on all the channels..inflation hits so many years reported the reaction of all the important Ministers and without exception, it was party line, that the international price of oil is the real villain at $130 plus...fine.
Now that the oil is down to $90 or so, has any senior reporter gone to all those who were cursing the villain, to ask Sir, now that the oil is at $90 why is the inflation high? No ,no one has done this and they wont.
I am not saying even once that Media is not responsible. I am just making a point.
Take the Arushi murder case....can the media say they were fair.? Did they handle that case well? People have their own view but let me say, general public was quite sick of the way media went about the entire case.
Like all of us, media has and should shoulder some social responsibility.In every forum we talk of TV reaching 'x' million homes in India.Which channel has ever carried carried a message say KEEP YOUR CITY CLEAN.......MSG AGAINST SMOKING.....ONE INDIA ONE COMMUNITY,MSG ON COMMUNAL HARMONY,DRUNKEN DRIVING.
There can be millions of msgs...each channel has copywriters but where is the initiative.I am not saying once,media is not doing its job, all of us they could do better as they have very vast reach and resources.
Week-ends the studios are converted into AKHARAS. Some of the famous phrases are
Would you like to defend yourself. so and so has accused of....
I want an answer from you YES OR NO
They have called you irresponsible party....what is your take
Would you like to react to his charge.........
Please rewind any weekend programme,you will hear all these phrases. In fact, when I watch one of these programmes I can actually speak the next so routine and predictable. I am not saying even once, media is not doing its is, but it can do better. Still Indian media is good, it also entertains, as for one Hindi News channel they say that punch line should be WE ALSO READ NEWS. Keep us all informed, giving us reasons to watch the best channel. It is the best who wins. Very soon, media will get once again an opportunity....elections are round the corner.

Monday, October 6, 2008



Some tips
1 Load upon fruits and greens.They are made up mainly of water and fibre,which have no calories.
2 Keep fattyfoods to a minimum.Things like fried chicken wings,mayonnaise and sausages could make your waistline bulge.
3 Shelve the salt shaker and hold off on adding sugar to coffee.
4 Avoid eating processed foods such as hamburgers,pattiesand luncheon meat. They contain hidden fat.Opt for for dishes made from freshly ground lean meat.
5 Drink two glasses of water before meals or snack time.This will keep hunger pangs at bay.
6 Halve your food intake.Share your meals withyour dining partners or even order children's meals if you are in a resturant.
7 If you feel hungry in between meals,drink a glass of water or eat a piece of fruit.
8 Aim walking 10000 steps a day,which is appx an hour-long stroll at a brisk pace.After all, walking is free.
9 Avoid crash diets. Aconsistent weight loss plan is more sustainable in the long run
source.t.h.e.A2z diet

Friday, October 3, 2008

News Broadcasters Association.NBA

Finally,the broadcasters have realised the importance of self-regulation and formed an association headed by Justice Verma.Media had actually forgotten the limits in which they should operate. Arushi is only one case.Since the editors concerned have realised and taken action,i would not discuss other cases where they crossed the limits. However,now i would like to congratulate them and wish them best of luck.In any case , with Justice Verma at the helm of affairs,things will be under control.I shall take up the media as a subject seperately in the blog.In the meantime,
B K Chowla

Thursday, October 2, 2008


PAPPU, the common man was sitting besides his hut,watching the flood waters wash away his belongings.He looked towards the sky and saw a helicopter ,Mantriji,was on an arieal survey of the area..and soon flew back. Only a couple of months ago,PAPPU was sitting there looking at the sky and praying for some rain for his fields and the drinking water needs of the town.

From a passer by,PAPPU enquired if the man knew anything about the person who flew over the area.He was told that the person was a VIP and tried to explain to him what a VIP is and he said,

VIP is a person who comes to you as PAPPU for your votes before elections and promises you Roads,Electricity,Water,Schools,Hospitals,Jobs etc and we decide to trust him and send him to the Parliament to represent the constituancy.Pressures at the Parliament,gives him the status of VIP,which entitles him Free furnished housing,Free electricity,Free water,Free telephone,Free car,Petrol,Driver etc but he is very concerned about your welfare,hence ex chequer gives him Rs2 crores per year to look after his constituancy.,this is besides his salary,Free air travel,free train travel and free medical attendence and not to forget security as now he suffers from a report called threat perception.All this is only for you, because, if he is not comfortable he will not be able to look after his constituancy.

PAPPU was surprised and said but all that you have mentioned above is what he promised me/us before we cast our vote and sent him to Parliament... i was promised Roads School,Hospital,Electricity,job,housing and a lots more.

Because you/we trusted him,he is now a VIP and we are all PAPPU,s

He has everything promised to you...and you are looking towards the sky Rain, Mantriji, or Helicopter? Only a VIP can tell you.

In 61 yrs we have created only VIPs


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My Blog


This my first blog and hope this will reach maximum bloggers.I intend posting periodically various issues concerning India...Politics,Education,Child development,Girl child,Terrorism,Youth,Internal security,Industry,SEZ etc.

My intention is to create awareness specially among the Indian youth on all these issues and for us to make a better india of tomorrow.

BK Chowla