Sunday, August 30, 2009



Yes, William Shakespeare has been proved wrong. (What’s in a name?)

There is a lot in a fact it is only in a for yourself.

On this 15th Aug, PM announced;

A new scheme for slum dwellers-Rajiv Gandhi Awas Yojna.

A new solar mission named after Jawaharlal Nehru.

Prabhu Chawla, recently, wrote an article correctly stating ,something on the lines, that the first timer to the capital -Delhi will land at Indira Gandhi airport and while driving down town he will pass through Jawaharlal Nehru Marg via Jawaharlal Nehru University, Nehru Stadium, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Nehru Place, Nehru Enclave, Nehru Nagar, Nehru Park, and then turn left towards Indira Chowk via Indira Colony, Indira Enclave, Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Indira Kala Kendra, Indira Gandhi Centre for Arts, ,Indira Gandhi Open University ,Indira Gandhi Tennis Stadium then turn right towards Rajiv Chowk, via Rajiv Colony, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, and finally to Rajiv Gandhi Road before reaching his destination for Rajiv Gandhi awards function.(my apologies as I am aware only of these names, if I missed any, please forgive me)

These are some of the renamed places in Delhi only. May be, if, one was to compile a list on all India basis--------we may need a directory as big as the MTNL has.

I am not mentioning the various FILMS-SPORTS-BRAVERY-ETC, awards named after MANNIYA Rajiv Gandhiji.

I am also not mentioning a number of national programmes named after, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.

Those who said ‘What is in a name”, please raise your hands. (Since we are not capable of raising our voice)


posted on 30/08/09 by B K Chowla

Wednesday, August 26, 2009





psted 0n 26/08/09 by B K Chowla

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Yes,that is the name of a village in Northern Kerala.

The last set of twins born here was on 10Th June and the oldest surviving twins are aged about 67 yrs old.
If one was to go around this village ,one will be tempted to call it a twin village.

This village has a unique distinction of having an average of 45 to 1000 twins, which is almost 7 times the global average.It has over 204 sets of surviving twins and has only close to 2300 families who do not have any special diet and are not exposed to any chemicals and have no intake of any drugs for fertility.
Most of these twins are not identical and reportedly the women who move away from Kodinji still give birth to twins.

According to Strait Times,Dr Ksishnan Sribiju,who is studying the twin phenomenon says"It's an amazing phenomenon to see a medical marvel occurring in such a localised place where the people are not exposed to any kinds of harmful drugs or harmful chemicals"

A medical marvel,isn't it?


posted 20/08/09 by B K C howla

source the Strait Times

Friday, August 14, 2009


This is not original.Our turbulent flight(I am scared) was over Andaman and Nicobar when few young boys were cracking jokes(they were not scared of turbulence)This is one read by them.

Moms have been advising their sons over the decades on who they should get married to.
This underwent a progressive change but the major shift came only lately, after IPC 377 was struck down by the Supreme Court.

That's how it went:

1960's .....Beta, Apni caste ki ladki se hi shaadi karna.

1970's ..... Beta, Apne religion ki ladki se hi shaadi karna.

1980's .....Beta, Apne level ki ladki se hi shaadi karna.

1990's ......Beta, Apne desh ki ladki se hi shaadi karna.

2000 .......Beta, Apni umar ki ladki se hi shaadi karna.

2009 ...... Beta,Koi bhi ho, Par Ladki se hi shaadi Karna!!!


posted on 14/08/09 by B K Chowla

Friday, August 7, 2009




Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.

I got to thinking one day about all those women on the Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back. From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible.

How many women out there will eat at home because their husband didn't suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed? Does the word 'refrigeration' mean nothing to you?

How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched your favourite programme on television?

I cannot count the times I called my sister and said, 'How about going to lunch in a half hour?' She would gas up and stammer, 'I can't. I have clothes on the line. My hair is dirty. I wish I had known yesterday. I had a late breakfast. It looks like rain.' And my personal favourite: 'It's Monday.' She died a few years ago. We never did have lunch together.

Because we cram so much into our lives, we tend to schedule our headaches. We live on a sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect!

We'll go back and visit the grandparents when we get a promotion. We'll entertain when we replace the living-room carpet. We'll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.

Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter, and the list of promises to us gets longer. One morning, we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a list of 'I'm going to,' 'I plan on,' and 'someday, when things are settled down a bit.'

When anyone calls my 'seize the moment' friend, she is open to adventure and available for trips. She keeps an open mind on new ideas. Her enthusiasm for life is contagious. You talk with her for five minutes, and you're ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of Roller blades and skip an elevator for a bungee cord.

My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years. I love ice cream. It's just that I might as well apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula and eliminate the digestive process. The other day, I stopped the car and bought a triple-Decker. If my car had hit an iceberg on the way home, I would have died happy.

Now...go on and have a nice day. Do something you WANT to--not something on your SHOULD DO list.

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?

Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry-go-round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading night ? Do you run through each day on the fly? When you ask,'How are you?' do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head? Ever told your child, 'We'll do it tomorrow' and in your haste, not seen his sorrow? Ever lost touch? Let a good friendship die? Just call to say 'Hi'?

When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift...thrown away. Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.

To those who have read this -:

I cherish our friendship and appreciate all you do.Life may not be the party we hoped for...but while we are here, we might as well dance!

That is life.



.................B K Chowla

partly inspired from mail from vkseth

Sunday, August 2, 2009


During the Cold War, if USA launched a nuke-loaded missile, Soviet Satellites would inform the Soviet army in 3 seconds and in less than 45 seconds Soviet counter-missiles would be on their way.

Recent studies commissioned by US department of Defence included one on nuclear war between India and Pakistan:..

This was the scenario.... ......... ...

The Pakistan army decides to launch a nuke-missile towards India. They don't need any permission from their government, and promptly order the countdowns.

Indian technology is highly advanced. In less than 8 seconds, Indian army detects the Pak countdown and decides to launch a missile in retribution.But they need permission from the Government of India.

They submit their request to the Indian President. The President forwards it to the Cabinet. The Prime Minister calls an emergency Lok Sabha session.The LS meets, but due to several walkouts and severe protests by the opposition, it gets adjourned indefinitely.

The President of India asks for a quick decision.

In the mean- time, the Pak missile failed to take off due to technical failure. Their attempts for a re-launch are still on.

Just then the Indian ruling party is reduced to a minority because a party that was giving outside support withdraws it. The President asks the PM to prove his majority within a week.

As the ruling party fails to win the confidence vote, a caretaker government is installed..

The caretaker PM decides to permit the armed forces to launch a nuclear missile. But the Election Commission says that a caretaker government cannot take such a decision because elections are at hand.

The Election Commission files Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court alleging misuse of power.The Supreme Court comes to the rescue of the PM, and says the acting! PM is authorized to take this decision in view of the emergency facing the nation.

Just then one of the Pak missiles successfully took off, but it fell 367 miles away from the target, on its own government building in Islamabad at 11.00AM.Fortunately there were no casualties as no employee had reached the office that early. In any case, the nuclear core of the missile had detached somewhere in flight.

The Pakistan army is now trying to get better smuggled technologies from China and USA.

The Indian Government, taking no chances, decides to launch a nuclear missile of its own, after convening an all-party meeting. This time all the parties agree.Its three months since the army had sought permission. But as preparations begin, "pro-humanity", "anti-nuclear" activists come out against the Government's decision. Human chains are formed and Rasta rokos organized.

In California and Washington endless e-mails are sent to Indians condemning the government and mentioning "Please forward it to as many Indians as possible".

On the Pakistan side, the missiles kept malfunctioning. Some missiles deviate from target due to technical failures or high-speed wind blowing over Rajasthan.Many of them land in the Indian Ocean killing some fishes.

A missile (smuggled from USA) is pressed into service by Pakistan. Since the Pakistan army is unable to understand its software, it hits its original destination: Russia.

Russians successfully intercepts the missile and in retaliation launches a nuclear missile towards Islamabad. The missile hits the target and creates havoc in Pakistan.

It i s Pakistan which cries for help.

India expresses deep regrets for what has happened and sends in a million dollars worth of Parle-G biscuits to Pakistan.

On a serious note now;

What will happen if such an incident does happen? Will our babugiri allow us to succeed?Do the laws need a change? Does the mindset need a change? Should the Army start taking security decisions? Should the politicians give room to national interest over politics?

Is the Govt in power ready for such an eventuality?



...............B K Chowla.

from a mail received from col.naresh rastogi,noida