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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

swishing dung around to make it stick

Politicians play Pin the tail on the donkey games.
Like buffaloes they seem to excel making dung, throw it around to see if it sticks and blame those who are watching the show.
Since they are neck deep in the political cess pool it is easy for them to accuse political conspiracy.
Earlier only those in the opposite party were entitled to this gift. Now even those in his own party are also open under the back stabbers banner.
The courts should seriously discourage such frivolous attempts with exemplary damages for wasting the courts resources, just as they do in PILs now a days.


jail bound politicians make mockery of judicial process

All these politicians staring at jail, are making a mockery of the judicial system. Posing for cameras and minutes later producing fake medical certificates. The lawyers who are supposed to be officers of the court knowingly derail the due process of law. The doctors who participated in this fraud are a shame to the profession. Ethical committees of the bar, medical council and the judiciary should take stringent penal action against such intentional acts to disprove the proverb law is an ass.


imported brand names definitely different

By: m b nataraj
On: 31 Aug 2011 04:36 am

It is a confirmed customer experience that the branded food and cosmetic products available in Indian stores is definitely of a lower quality, flavor, texture, odor and taste than the same item out west. But these are sold at a higher price.(added customs duty ? )

By: M
On: 31 Aug 2011 03:32 am

KRAFT is a huge American company thats into manufacturing cheap and low quality. And now they are selling expired material in India making them doubly low grade.

By: m b nataraj
On: 31 Aug 2011 04:40 am

You are right. I dont think "apps" who commented has tried the act popcorn, aftershaves or kellog cereal, us/dominos pizzas, mcdonald shakes, taco bell tacos.

By: Apps
On: 31 Aug 2011 03:46 am

HAHA, you are hilarious! You must go get your facts right!


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

shooting the messenger does not change public perception

It is human tendency, nay practice-look at the whole of justice system- to judge everyone by precedents and history. Even if it is one bad apple it tends to stinkup the whole barrel. Kiran Bedi and Om puri just pointed that out. They were representing a widely held belief.Shooting the messenger with all available barrels- contempt of court/house etc- of bad tidings doesnot change the news or the public perception.
Instead cleanse the system of the bad apples ruthlessly, instead of allowing the tainted gain rear door entry into the parliament or assemblies using all loop holes in the law.

ಹಕ್ಕು ಚ್ಯುತಿ ಕ್ರಮದಿಂದ ಜನಾಭಿಪ್ರಾಯ ನಿಗ್ರಹ ಅಸಾಧ್ಯ

ಯಾವುದೇ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ ಅಥವಾ ಗುಂಪನ್ನು ಅವರ ಚರಿತ್ರೆಯಿಂದ ತೂಗುವುದು ಮಾನವ ಸಂಪ್ರದಾಯ. ಜನ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಗಳು, ಜಡ್ಜುಗಳೂ ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಹೊರತಲ್ಲ. ಯಾರೋ ಒಬ್ಬ ಇಬ್ಬ ಆಟೋ ಚಾಲಕರು ಕೆಟ್ಟವರೆಂದು ಅದೇ ನಂಬಿಕೆ ಬಂದಿರುವುದು ಪ್ರಚಲಿತವಾಗಿರುವುದು
ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ತಿಳಿದ ವಿಷಯವೇ. ಆದರೆ ಯಾವಾಗಲೂ ಜನದೃಷ್ಟಿಯ ತೀಕ್ಷ್ಣತೆ ಯಲ್ಲೇ ಮುಳುಗಿರುವ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಗಳು ಮತ್ತು , ಜಡ್ಜುಗಳು ಮಿಕ್ಕ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯರಿಗಿಂತ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಗುಣಮಟ್ಟಕ್ಕೆ ತಲುಪ ಬೇಕಾದವರು. ಇದರಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಫಲರಾದರೆ ಜನಾಭಿಪ್ರಾಯ ಮತ್ತು ಅದರ ತೋರಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಸಂಸದ ಭಾಷೆಗೆ ಅನುಗುಣವಾಗುವಂತೆ ನಿಗ್ರಹ ಮಾಡುವುದು ಅಸಾಧ್ಯ. ಅದನ್ನು ಮಾನಹಾನಿಕರ, ಹಕ್ಕು ಚ್ಯುತಿ ಮತ್ತಿತರ ಕಟ್ಟಳೆಗಳಿಂದ ಬಂಧಿಸುವುದರ ಬದಲು ಆ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯದ ಕಾರಣ ಕರ್ತರನ್ನು ತಮ್ಮ ಮಧ್ಯದಿಂದ ಹೊರ ಹಾಕಿ ಜನಾಭಿಪ್ರಾಯ ಬದಲಿಸುವುದು ಲೇಸು. ಓಂ ಪುರಿ ಮತ್ತು ಕಿರಣ್ ಬೇಡಿ ಅವರ ಮೇಲೆ ಕ್ರಮ ಕೈಕೊಂಡು ತಪ್ಪೊಪ್ಪಿಗೆ ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸಿದರೆ ಘನತೆಗೆ ಆಗಿರುವ "ಧಕ್ಕೆ " ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಯಾಗದು , ಜನಾಭಿಪ್ರಾಯ ಬದಲಾಗದು.

ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಗಳ ಅನುಚಿತ ವರ್ತನೆ

ಅನೇಕ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಗಳು ಕಟಕಟೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಂತು ಕಂಬಿ ಎಣಿಸಬೇಕಾದಂತಹ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿ
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದಿರುವುದು ನಮ್ಮ ದುರದೃಷ್ಟ.
ಆ ದುಸ್ಥಿತಿಯನ್ನು ಎದುರಿಸಲು ಧೈರ್ಯವಿಲ್ಲದ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಗಳು ಇಲ್ಲದ ಸಲ್ಲದ ನೋವು ಭೇದಿ ಖಾಯಲೆಗಳನ್ನು ವೈದ್ಯರ ಸಹಾಯದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಸಿ ಕೊಂಡು ಜೈಲ್ ವಾಸ ಕಡಿಮೆ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿರುವ ವರ್ತನೆ ಖೇದನಾರ್ಹ.
ಅದು ಅಲ್ಲದೆ, ಈ ಅವಮಾನಕಾರಿ ಸಮಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಪಂಚದ ಎಲ್ಲರ ದೂರ ದೃಷ್ಟಿಯೂ ತಮ್ಮ ಮೇಲೇ ಇರುವಾಗ,
ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರ ನಟರಂತೆ ಕೋರ್ಟಿನೊಳಗೆ ಹೋಗುವಾಗ ಬರುವಾಗ ಇಲ್ಲದ ವಿಜಯದ ಸಂಕೇತ ತೋರಿಸಿಕೋಳ್ಳು ವ
ವರ್ತನೆ ಅವರು "ಅಲಂಕರಿಸಿದ" ಸ್ಥಾನಕ್ಕೆ ಅನುಚಿತ.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

kalmadi syndrome contagious

Kalmadi syndrome, confusion and loss of memory appears suddenly in all these politicians
facing jail. It will disappear equally suddenly as soon as bail is granted.
The fact that courts and we tolerate this shameless manipulation by these politicians and vips is the root cause of corruption in this country. Amounts to closing our eyes to evil.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

ಲೋಕಾಯುಕ್ತ ಎಸ್‌ಪಿ ನಿರ್ಗಮನ

ಲೋಕ ಆಯುಕ್ತಾ ಅಂತಹ ಕಚೇರಿಯ ಆಡಳಿತದಲ್ಲಿ , ಸಂಶಯ ರಹಿತ ಪಾರದರ್ಶಕತೆ ಇರಲು ಈ ನಿರ್ಗಮನ ಬೇಕೇ ಬೇಕಾಗಿತ್ತು.
ಶಿವರಾಜ್ ಪಾಟೀಲ್ ಅವರ ಮೇಲೆ ಭರವಸೆ ಹುಟ್ಟಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಈ ರಾಜಿನಾಮೆಗೆ ಅಣ್ಣಾ ಸಮರವೂ ಜನಗಳ ಮನೋ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಯೂ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಕಾರಣ ಅನ್ನುವುದರಲ್ಲಿ ಅನುಮಾನವೇ ಇಲ್ಲ.

bharatiyas enraged at congress duplicity

All Indians are sick and nauseated at the below the belt tactics of congress questioning Anna or supporters whether they are honest tax payers. Fact is honesty has become a vice with severe daily penalties at every level of government citizen inter phase. More threateningly the corruption gangrene has pervaded private enterprises totally. No one is willing to earn their salary without mamool. It begins with sloth at the citizen government interpahse.
It can be battled effectively by empowering and encouraging the citizens to report it without delaying their cases. The guilty are swiftly and mercilessly punished. For that all public officials have to be under the scrutiny. There is no incentive and no way to be honest or law abiding in this country at this point. It used to be a matter of pride at one time now its a matter of ridicule and shame. What an irony after 64 years of independence? Congress needs to be duly credited for much of it. After all it was Indira Gandhi who carte blanced corruption when it was still a shame.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

shame shame harnalli ashoka

ಯೋ ಯಪ್ಪಾ ಹಾರ್ನಳ್ಳಿ ಅಶೋಕಾ Yo yappa haarnaLLi ashokaa

ಕೇಳಿದ್ರ ಲ್ಲ ಪ್ಪೋ ನಿಂನ ಬೆನ್ಗ್ಲೂರು ಮಿರರ್ ಪತ್ರಿಕಾ kelidrallappo nimna bengluru mirror patrika
೧೫ ದೇಶ್ ದ ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ ತಾರಿಕಾ 15 deshda svatantra taarikaa
ಒತ್ತಿಕ್ಕ್ ಕಂಡ್ರಿ ಏನೋ ಪ್ರಜೆ ಗೋಳ ಜಾಗ ottikKondri yeno praje goLa jaaga
ನಿಂ ನಾಯ್, ಹೂ ಗಿಡ್ ಗೋಳ್ಗೆ ಅಂದ್ರ ? nim naay hoo gid goLge andra ?
ಹೇಳ್ಬೋದಾಪ್ಪ ಯಾವ್ನೂ ಕೇಳಿಲ್ಲ ಹತ್ವರ್ಶ್ ಗ್ಳಿಂದ ಈ ತರ್ಹಅಂತ Helbodaappa yaavnoo Kelilla hatvarshagLinda ii tarha anta

ಮಾಡಿದ್ರಿಂದ ಈ ತರ್ದ ಟಾಕ maadidrinda ii tarda taalka
ಬಂತಲ್ಲಪ್ಪೋ ನಮಗೆಲ್ಲ ಬಾಳಾ ಶೋಕಾ bantallappo namgella baalaa shokaa (Grief)
ಕೊಟ್ರಲ್ಲಪ್ಲ್ಲೋ ನಮಗೆಲ್ಲಾ kotrallapo namgella
ಯಾಲಕ್ಟ್ರಿ ಶಾಕ yaalactri shaaka

ನಮ್ ರಾಜ್ಯಕ್ ಈ ಲಾಯರಿಕೆ ಬೇಕಾ nam rajyak ii laayarike bekaa?
ಕೇಳ್ಲಿಲ್ಲ್ವೇನಪ್ಪೋ ರಾಜಸಭೇಲಿ ನಿ೦ ಪಾರ್ಟಿ kellilvenappo rajsabheli nim paarti

ಜೇಟ್ಲಿ ಜಡ್ಜಿಗೆ ಕೊಟ್ಟ ಕಿಕ್ಕ? jeitley jadgig(soumitra sen) kotta kikka (kick)?
ಎಲ್ರೂ ಎಷ್ಟೇ ಮಾಡದರೂನೋ ತಪ್ಪ? ellroo eshte madidroonu tappa
ಆಗೋದಿಲ್ಲ ನಿಂಗೆ ನೆಪ್ಪ !! aagodilla nim ge neppa( excuse)
ತಿಳ್ದ್ ದೊಡ್ಡೋ ರೆಲ್ಲ ಮಾಡಿದ್ರೆ ಹೀಗಾ tiLd doddorella maadidre hiigaa
ಆಯ್ತಪ್ಪಾ ನಮ್ ಗೆಲ್ಲಾ ಸಾಕ aaytappaa namgella saaka
ಆಯ್ತೋ ನಮ್ ಲೋಕ ನರಕ aayto nam loka naraka

ಅದ್ಕೇ ಮಾಡ್ ಬೇ ಕಾಯ್ತೇನೋ adke madbekaayteno
ಈಗ್ ನಿಂ ಪೆಟ್ಟ್ಗೆ ಪ್ಯಾಕ ! iig nim petge pyacka (pack)!!!!

ಮೈಬಾನ 2011

fail to see KV rao reasoning

One fails to see Mr Raos reasoning unless it is a UID beneficiary somehow
some where.
There is no need to make it a rich/poor, educated/uneducated issue.
If he is not aware UID is "supposed" to be optional for obvious constitutional reasons of
right to individual privacy.
Then a whole section is automatically kept out of the purview.
He as well as all of us know the government's ability
misuse information collected for "other" purposes Ex. cell phone numbers made mandatory
in most transactions with the government so the huge database is sold of by the unscrupulous for a few rupees per cd. Caste data under census.
While online data safety may not be as vulnerable opposed to the integrity of the human data manager who is always pliable and vulnerable to enticements and influences. Everyone is fully aware of the enormous losses BPOs have suffered because of lack of integrity in the data handlers in the same banking ,credit card transactions Mr Rao is referring to.
He cannot expect every one to be naive about the safety of sensitive data in the hands of government even after reading about the VIPs phones being tapped.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bald eagle is bald

Kudos to Deven Sharma who announced the king is not wearing any clothes at all (Hans Christian Anderson fable style.
In keeping with corporate, shoot the messenger policy he was relieved? fired? quit?


Sunday, August 21, 2011

reverse onus of proof from prosecution to accused of corruption

If income tax, house tax, pollution control violations can reverse the onus of proof from prosecution to guilty,
why cannot the same rule be applied to corruption and graft?
Just change the concept presumed innocent until proven guilty which is grossly being misused by all those in power to hang on to it to
presumed guilty until proves himself innocent.
One simple (legal eagles have to tell us that) step will change the face of corruption it looks like.




Thursday, August 18, 2011

moral corruption

I am enraged at soumitra sen's extreme selfishness that precipitated this national most shameful avoidable exercise at such huge cost. This is the extent the arrogant spitefulness of the guilty has reached. The worst form of corruption hazareji and us have to deal with- that of moral values.

tolerance to corruption should end

Seeing a judge in the dock that too in the parliament, all Indians should hang their head in shame.
However it was also a moment to see some of our parliamentarians like Jaitley making excellent case for impeachment. It restored some of the respect and faith public had lost of late in its democratic institutions.
Public has never forgiven congress for letting another corrupt judge ramaswami escape his due punishment.
Hope the same kind of tolerance to corruption is not publicly supported this time too, once too often.


charismaless congress groping for governance

Dame Indira (India) Gandhi lives on. People of India are tired of this Congress Anthem. Foreign hand. She always used to sing this tune every time her hold on the country or the party wavered.
Now Congress is staring at Gandhi vaccuum at the top-
Sonia Sick and Rahul not ready.
So out comes the foreign hand.
Though Madam Gandhi intended that it points west ward to US OF A most were sure that it was more northwards to USSR. Stop singing anthems and start real governance. But without absolute power how is the question for charismaless congress.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Why has not the government done anything?

Tongue in cheek Ambika soni, why hasnt the "corruption is world wide phenomenon- INDIRA GANDHI" Government done anything about this in 60 years? Why has it tolerated Kalmadis , kodas, etc right under its nose?
How can see no evil government talk lok pal?
If they are serious bring every one under lok pal no exceptions.

Grafted hi breed high yield Money plant

Government is surviving on hi breed, high yield "Grafted Money Plant".
It is naive for Bharatiyas to expect the government to chop the very branch it is sitting on.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

lpg exercise meaningless & wasteful

In view of the report "
Nilekani panel wants cap on subsidized LPG for households
TNN | Jul 6, 2011, 02.29AM IST"

the whole fcs exercise becomes meaningless, infructious, colossal waste of public money and a totally avoidable citizen harassment.
I should be discontinued immediately.

Monday, August 15, 2011

congress should not spit upwind!

Congress should remember that it was Indira Gandhi who institutionalized and gave a carte blanc to corruption at all levels.

She even conveniently forgot that her own father said hang the corrupt from the nearest lamp post.
Now MMS says there is no magic wand- even if it is in his hands he doesnot have the will or energy to wave it without highcommand say so.
One simple amendment to PCA making it obligatory for the accused to prove their innocence would make a lot of difference in the enforcement of anti corruption act.
Manish Tiwari the mouthpiece should remeber throwing shit at the blowing fan is like spitting against the wind, it will fall on the spitters face.
Even assuming Tiwari's ,wild, weird, desperate accusation that Anna is neck deep in corruption
which no one believes for a second,
Hazare's fight against corruption is to be taken as a pit fall he knows we should not fall into.


Friday, August 12, 2011

kinder garten games? Dinakaran

On: 12 Aug 2011 04:18 am
spoken word & arrow shot cannot be taken back. In Dinkaran's case we have to add sent resignation.Does he think this a joke or a children's game he is playing? We expect more maturity from the judiciary sitting in judgement of our commissions and omissions as a society.


Tuesday, August 09, 2011

print media should highlight illegality of FCS LPG exercise

Why is not the print media highlighting the illegality and lack of power and legal sanction to the FCS department in the whole messy exercise?
The connection is a legal contract between the Gas company and the consumer. and as such only the gas company can take it away based on credible grounds. only reason I can see is misuse of domestic gas. even then law demands justice and fair play.
The FCS interference will just mean serious trouble to all gas companies for denial and deficiency of service.
Gas companies beware. Customers may not be able to getaway with suing the trouble making FCS department for its failures, but they surely can get after the gas companies.



katta and son misuse Holy Vaishnodevi name

Katta and son's arrogance of power is obnoxious.
Their lawyer said son does not come under PCA. He is an elected corporator so he should be answerable under PCA.
Ruining the holy image of Vaishnodevi by insinuating that She saved them all this while is despicable.
Do they want the dumb public to believe they are innocent or they did not know what they were doing is wrong?
What they got now is no consolation to the public or justice.



character and background of "victims" should be a mitigating factor in fake encounter cases

It is not sushilas case that her husband was not a wanted criminal. Why was there a 25000 rupees reward on his head? The character and back ground of the so called "victim" of fake encounter should be a mitigating factor in such cases for the police men.
Our criminal justice system needs overhaul. It is grossly unfair to the law abiding citizens that proven, repeated or prima facie guilty criminals are judged on the same standards that apply to law biding citizens.
Given the failure rate of prosecution and the pressure on the police to perform on the criminal front, one or two failures especially on rowdies and law breakers.
The police should be applauded for ridding the society of criminals better than the court system which fails usually.


aaa alcoholics anonymous america?

The problem with acronyms is the context they are used in. AAA can also be the acronym for alcoholics anonymous association/of america, or american automobile association.



Obama says US will always be AAA country

Saturday, August 06, 2011

would NDE be different based on faith?

If we are not afraid to be born-I guess we are not in all(?) cases- we should not be afraid to die. I wonder if the priest was ordained before or after his NDE. Would his experience or concept of heaven be affected by his faith or preconceived notion of heaven as described in the Bible? I mean would the experience/ description of it have been different had this happened to a scientist, doctor or engineer? Many physicians and surgeons as I understand have had similar experiences.

Friday, August 05, 2011

kageri eats kage(crow)

Gita classes were not a must, HC told

Kageri eats Kage(crow) in compulsory Bhagavad gita in schools issue!
Thank god the law of the secular country prevailed.
This was a totally avoidable nightmare for battered BJP.

BJPs Mohini bhasmasura dance

The suffering citizens of Karnataka are torn asunder like the Mythical jarasandha, in the mohini Bhasmasura BJP dance of wailing yeddy, smiling sada and shindrella (kannada form of sindarisuva-frowning sundari) shettar.

Split wide open: Shettar camp boycotts Gowda's swearing-in

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

we need upright officers to protect integrity of the system

Thank the lord that we have some IAS officers still who are capable of saying atleast legally no to these politicians.
The problem is these politicians seem to think just because this is a democracy numbers give them the razor's edge of even single vote as absolute.
The way you heard these politicians over the last week one would think they had a landslide victory instead of a wafer thin majority.
We need more IAS officers to protect the integrity of the system.

sue class action, the gas companies for denial , deficiency of service

We BM readers are happy that you give us arm twisted citizens a plank to stand on.
The Harassed LPG consumers and groups should ask for a refill and if and when the gas company refuses, take them to consumer court individually and as a class action suit for denial and deficiency of service. They will be found liable. Food and civil supplies will escape.
Mr Harish Gowda as a seasoned IAS officer should know like the chief secretary did- who shot BSY's last ditch attempt to post his men in Lok ayukta-(BM 1 aug 2011)that the duty of the Administrative officers is to protect and insulate the citizens and uphold the laws of the nation from the vagaries of novice or one time only minister's vote catching enthusiasms.
If he does not then he would be failing in his basic duties of keeping the government lawful.

While officials play the blame game, it is the consumers who are getting ‘cooked’. These issues have irked consumers so much that they are questioning the entire process.

Bangalore Mirror reader M B Nataraj says, “After the failure in collection, handling and transfer of data by the department, officials are armtwisting consumers into going through the same exercise again. Linking an RR number, property/ration card number/tax paid receipt to the legality or otherwise of ration cards is grossly arbitrary, unjust, unfair and without legal sanction in the absence of any authority under law to conduct such an exercise to determine the legality of the ration cards, which appears to be the basic purpose of this exercise. We are entitled to demand better functioning and accountability by government departments.”