Sunday, September 27, 2009



A number of incidents take place around us every day that we react to on various considerations. At times the reactions are silly, considerate, real, customary, business like without realising the conesequences....Some of the incidents in the last few days come to my mind.

Maj.J.S.suri died fighting militants in Kashmir was given a tearful farewell in Hyderabad.

Reaction... The state says,"Maj. Suri sacrificed his life fighting terrorism that is threatening the world. The Govt will always be a source of support to the martyr’s family." (impressed? I only hope his family doesn’t have to run around for years for them to get their dues.)

Chief of the Air Staff makes a public statement that over 100 senior IAF pilots have resigned wanting to join the Private sector .According to the Chief, India’s air strength is 1/3rd that of China

Reaction...No reaction from the Govt., (surprised?) except Chief’s junior contradicts him the next day

Rahul Gandhi goes on tour to UP without any hoo-hulla. (He is doing a good job).

Reaction...Mayawati overreacts, makes all sorts of noises as she is feeling insecure. Also Congress netas use this God sent opportunity to show their loyalty to their boss.

Yuvraj Singh is injured and will be out from the current series.(this was a bigger news than Maj.Suri’s)

Reaction...SATTA markets react. Rates take a plunge immediately.

Pakistan is not acting hard on Hafiz Saeed.

Reaction...Chidambaram goes to America to explain and complain to the international Policeman.(surprised?) S M Krishna makes some routine statements which no one cares for.

Sharad Pawar talks to TV media and informs of forthcoming Rice shortage in the country.

Reaction... Hoarders get into action and Rice starts to disappear from the shelves and prices expected to shoot up by Rs 10/kg.

Sharad Pawar, sometime back had done similar exercise for Sugar.

Reaction... Hoarders got into act,Sugar disappeared and prices now are at Rs 33/kg.

SM Krishna and Tharoor check out of five star hotels saying they paid their own bills. (Do you believe this joke?)

Reaction...BJP mentions, in connection with the payment of Krishna’s bills, that a Washington based lobbying firm, headed by a former diplomat that was engaged by the Govt to lobby for the nuke deal in the US congress, could be involved.

Rajendra Shekhawat, The President’s son gets Congress ticket from Amravati. Political morality takes a dip.(who cares)

Reaction...I am a congress soldier for the last 10 years and I want to serve the people of my country and the constituency, says Rajendra Shekhawat.(how patriotic?)

Govt decides to go on austerity drive and all ministers travel economy class.(impressed)

Reaction...Economy class passengers are being upgraded to business class to accommodate the VIPs and their security in the economy class.



posted 27/09/09 by b k chowla

Sunday, September 20, 2009



Deen Dayal Upadhayay Marg is a prime location in Delhi.

The Mahatma Gandhi Peace Foundation was allotted land at DDU Marg in 1959. It is an organisation involved in the study, research and promotion of the teachings of The Mahatma.

The central Govt is seeking to take back the allotted land to The Gandhi Peace Foundation on flimsy grounds that it had violated the terms of the lease by constructing sheds and letting other organisations to function from there and the Foundation was indulging in ”anti-Govt activities”.

The Govt counsel said that the basement, according to lease, was to be used as for storage but was being used as an office.

The case was decided in favour of The Gandhi Peace Foundation last year, but, Centre, not willing to give up its claim for the land, filed a Special Leave Petition before the Supreme Court.

Justice Agarwal, refusing to admit the petition, said that a number of politicians continue to occupy Government bungalows even after they were no longer entitled to stay there.

“These are sacred institutions and should not be treated like ordinary allottees, said a bench comprising Justice B. N.Agarwal and Justice G.S.Singhvi. They said this while dismissing an appeal filed by centre.

Govts seem to have virtually forgotten the real heroes like Gandhi, Bose, Bhagat Singh be it on their respective birth or death anniversary.

Why is the Govt so keen on getting back this piece of land?

Should such land allotments be disturbed and especially, this one in subject concerns the Father of the Nation?

Should we not show even basic respect to the Mahatma?? We still address him as MAHATMA?

Why is the nation losing respect for those actually fought and got us the freedom??

Why is the common man not reacting to such situations??

Why is the youth insensitive to such incidents?

Why is the Govt not taking similar action against those MPs/Ministers who have made unauthorised changes in the Govt bungalows?

Why is the national attitude of the country changing towards the national heroes??

If the Govt case has any credibility,should they not throw out all those MPs /Ministers who are over staying in the Govt accommodation?

Are the national heroes becoming irrelevant in the country?

Any guesses as to what the Govt may do with and intends to do with this prime property??

I think your guess is as good as mine.


posted on 20/09/09 by b k chowla

report courtsey from mailtoday

Monday, September 14, 2009


TRUST......Recently,I read of an incident which I am told is a reality.

TRUST is a very important factor for all relationships. When trust is broken, it is the end of the relationship. Lack of trust leads to suspicion, suspicion generates anger, anger causes enmity and enmity may result in separation.

A telephone operator said that one day she received a phone call. She answered, "Public Utilities Board." There was silence. She repeated, "PUB." There was still no answer. When she was going to cut off the line, she Heard a lady's voice, "Oh, so this is PUB. Sorry, I got the number from my Husband's pocket but I do not know whose number it is."

Without mutual trust, just imagine what will happen to the couple if the telephone operator answered with just "hello" instead of "PUB".


posted on 14/09/09 by bk chowla

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Time has come when we Indians have to come to terms with the living style of our modern Maharajas, of course at our cost. As usual, we look the other side.

After having been sworn in as the external affairs minister and minister for state for external affairs,S M Krishna and Shashi Tharoor,respectively, very conveniently moved into Five star hotels in Delhi. They both have been allotted official accommodation, but for Vaastu reasons, Krishna moves into Mauraya Shereton and Tharoor into TajMansingh.

Krishna‘s presidential Suite tariff is said to be Rs 1.75 lakhs per day. Till date the bill amount would add up to over Rs two Crores.

Tharoor’s hotel room tariff is said to be about Rs 50000/per day.

Between both of them they are spending more than Rs two laks per day as room tariff.

It takes a Pranab Mukherjee to remind them that they should be staying in Andhra Bhawan and Kerala Bhavan respectively. But these modern day Maharajas cannot do without five star stay and five star foods.

Till date, the hotel bills for these two modern Maharajas is said to be more than Rs 2 crores.

Krishna and Tharoor are part of the Govt who has suggested that CEOs of private sector should cut down on salaries.

Krishna and Tharoor are part of the Govt which has more than 80 crore people earning less than Rs 20/per day

Krishna and Tharoor are in a country which is in the midst of a terrible drought.

Krishna and Tharoor are part of the Govt which is facing the worst Inflation in years.

Krishna and Tharoor are part of the Govt which is seeing thousands of Farmers committing suicide.

Krishna and Tharoor are not buying sugar @Rs 35/kg and not buying Daal @ Rs 80/kg. They are eating at five star hotels at your and my expense.

Krishna and Tharoor are part of the Govt who’s most honest PM wants ministers to contribute 10% of their salary for drought relief. (And then they stay and eat five star meals)

Krishna and Tharoor are part of the Govt which is fighting recession.

Krishna and Tharoor are part of a Govt which is facing miserable job loss situation.

Krishna and Tharoor are part of a Govt which has been given a mandate for governance.

Krishna and Tharoor are part of a Govt which has to worry about falling exports.

Krishna and Tharoor are part of a Govt which is unable to find teachers for lakhs of vacancies.

Krishna and Tharoor are part of a Govt which had a definite first 100 days performance target.

Krishna and Tharoor are reported to have already spent 100 days each in five star hotels with lavish meals.

Krishna a nd Tharoor are part of a Govt which has yet to provide drinking water a nd electricity.

We must compliment Pranab Mukharjee and SoniaGandhi (without her nod he would not have done this to them in public).

What next?

Where are we heading towards??Let us think.It concerns the nation.Such Maharajas don't care.


posted on 09/09/09 by b k chowla

Monday, September 7, 2009


August,2009 was a very unique and auspicious month.

It had features which none of us living beings have experienced.

August had;




This was an exceptional case. All in one month

We will never see this again.

This according to experts, happens once in 823 yrs. Yes 823 yrs.


posted by b k chowla on 07/09/09

Sunday, September 6, 2009


It may sound very intriguing, but it is a fact that very simple words in English language are used frequently without us actually getting to know the real meaning.

SERVICE----------- is one such word.

I have always wondered why do the following bureaucratic jobs add the word -SERVICE

Indian Administrative SERVICE

Indian Police SERVICE


Indian Revenue SERVICE

Indian Postal SERVICE

Telephone SERVICE

Indian foreign SERVICE

State, City, Public SERVICE

While returning from a drive today, I overheard two farmers talking. One of them said that he has hired a bull to SERVICE a few cows. I never realise that is what SERVICE meant


It all came into focus immidiately

Now I understand what all those bureaucrats are doing to us----aam aadmi---- for the last 62 yrs as part of SERVICE.

Now, are you are as enlightened as I am.???


posted on 06/09/09 by b k chowla

inspiration fromsurinder's mail.