A Country At Crossroads – Dedicated To Politicians Of This Region

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Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Kwan Yew, said:

There were two options for me: Either I get corrupted and I put my family in the Forbes list of the richest people in the world and leave my people with nothing.

OR

I serve my country, my people and let my country be in the list of the best ten economies in the world.

I chose the second option.

Indian politicians (most) said: “There were two options for us too, but the second option was already taken by the Singapore Prime Minister…”

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Source: santabanta.com and civilsdaily.com

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When Monsoon Tickles…

God’s Own Country – Kerala – laughs and like how!!

A clip on Palakkad:

Packing your bags?

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Source: Thru Ajit Kumar in FB.

 

Thank God, We’re All So Different!

Today, came across a delightful clip that brought back these thoughts:

StatesWe’re 29 states and 7 union territories at the last count. 

Every 50 square kilometers with its own art, culture, cuisine….Challenges aside, so much to enjoy, celebrate…What would be our lives without our friends in Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Bengal, Assam…all pitching in, unique in their own ways.

Now for the clip, originally from Malayalam: Sung by amazingly mellifluous G Sreeram and Vaikkom Vijayalakshmi (visually impaired from birth), the eminently hummable melody composed by M Jayachandran. and the beautiful lyrics by Rafeeq Ahmed going one-up on the music – the chaste Tamizh translation so balmy on the ears, voices climbing up and down the scales so effortlessly, a little fast-paced but pleasingly so, the lilt continuing to ring in one’s ears long after it’s played out – enjoy

 

Aren’t we lucky?

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PS: The song is from ‘Celluloid’. a 2013 Malayalam film written and directed by Kamal, starring Prithviraj and Mamta Mohandas in the lead roles. The film is a biopic based on the life story of J.C. Daniel, the pioneer of Malayalam cinema.

Here’s the original in Malayalam from the same singers:

 

 

Source: image from incredibleindiatour.net/states/

Incredible India!!

Newsitem in  Indian Express:

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Mumbai overbridge collapsed barely seven months after audit

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal visited the accident site and ordered an inquiry by the Commissioner of Rail Safety.

Published: 03rd July 2018 07:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2018 04:00 AM  | 

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Mumbai Rescue workers underway after a foot-overbridge collapsed on the railway tracks following heavy rains at Andheri Station in Mumbai on Tuesday July 3 2018. | PTI

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Barely seven months after it was inspected for structural safety, the Gokhale overbridge at Andheri railway station in Mumbai collapsed on Tuesday disrupting train services and injuring five people

Now for the dark humor:

From Gautham Iyengar to Friends For us

Three friends, an Indian, a British and a Saudi Arabian were having dinner together.

British: ‘Why India is called Incredible India?’

Indian: ‘I can explain…. What you would do if one newly made over bridge breaks down crushing people under it ….’

British: ‘Well, the irresponsible engineer and the official involved would be jailed for the rest of their lives, for sure.’

Saudi Arabian: ‘The engineer and the official would be shot three times in the head and hanged in public.’

Indian: ‘We have a very different method here… We take the injured to the Hospital and then we beat up the doctor if anyone doesn’t recover…’

British: ‘Oh, that’s incredible!!!’

 

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Thick As Thieves

This was originally intended to illustrate team-work.

But, I thought, it succinctly captured the dynamics of coalition politics in our country.

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That it happens even without coalition is never a surprise:-(

 

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You’re Not Alone!

About This And That

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Source: Buzzfeed.com

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Why Great Men Are No Longer Born In India?

You don’t have to look far for the reason. It stares in your eyes if you keep them open.

All because of successive Indian Governments aggressively pursuing Family Planning initiatives, particularly Narendra Modi’s.

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We didn’t have the tools before. Now thanks to Big Data, we know:

Mahathma Gandhi was the son of the fourth wife of his father.

Babasaheb  Ambedkar was the 14th issue of his father.

Ravindranath Tagore was also the 14th issue of his father.

Subash Chandra Bose was the 9th among the 14 siblings.

Swami Vivekananda was the 6th among the 10 siblings.

So, folks, if our children are where they’re in life, it’s not their (un)doing:-)

You know who to blame!

And all this science-speak of sperms and eggs degrading with age…

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Source: Received thru whatsApp; veracity not checked.