Friday, August 22, 2008

History Mystery

History Mystery

Have a history teacher explain this----- if they can.

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head

Now it gets really weird.

Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln .

Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln , was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln , was born in 1839.

Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.'
Kennedy was shot in a car called ' Lincoln ' made by 'Ford.'

Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

And here's the kicker...

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe , Maryland
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

Creepy huh? Send this to as many people as you can, cause:

Hey, this is one history lesson most people probably will not mind reading!


1) Fold a NEW PINK $20 bill in half...

2) Fold again, taking care to fold it exactly as below

3) Fold the other end, exactly as before

4) Now, simply turn it over...

What a coincidence! A simple geometric fold creates a catastrophic premonition printed on all $20 bills!!!


As if that wasn't enough. Here is what you've seen...

The Pentagon on fire...

The Twin Towers.
..And now .. look at this!

It gets even better!! 9 + 11=$20!!

Check mate :)

What a game........!!!!!!
A real way to play chess....

Any idea how happy will be I am after giving "check mate"
lots n lots of taquila shots :)

Proud to be an Indian

Present day launch at SriHarikota
This has came after long hard work and dedication of our sincere scientists

This is how the Rocket cone was transported to Thumba

Our very own APJ Abudul Kalam working on rocket

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Kannada Barutta ?

"Kannada Barutha??", ah! I am sure most of you in Bangalore would have heard this, but what is "kannada barutha?" here it goes. Bangalore the IT capital of India, the silicon city and now a Metro city opened its gates to almost all kinds of people. Very evidently the recent poll census proved that there are only 47% of original inhabitants in Bangalore/bengaluru. The life style of the city has seen a gradual change with Pizza Corners replacing MTR's, classy eat out's replacing "Vidyarthi Bhavans" and flashy pub's replacing all our "Mahalakshmi wine shops".

"Change is inevitable" from the days of BEML, HAL and BHEL to INFOSYS, WIPRO; Bangalore has a new look now on the world map. Gone are the days where a typical Sunday for any bangalorean was a nice romantic walk on the pavements of "LALBAGH...", "rave idli and coffee.." at the nearest yet old looking MTR and a wonderful Annavra film either at Santosh or central 'talkies'. Today's Bangalore is deluged in traffic, stress and pressure, Saturday nights without beer is desolate and a Sunday without a visit to either a nearest spa or health clinic is schlocky!! The gandhibazar's are now AC cooled super markets, majestic is now replaced by ultra modern and diversified Brigade road, sri cauvery coffee joint is now Coffee days.. and "Bhagyalakshmi coffee adda.. is now barista. With globalisation and more retail market the city will definitely see more forceful changes.

Have all these changed our language? Kannada the local language of Bangalore is supposed to be one of the most meaningful language, it also has an unique script as compared to its other counterparts; but how many percentage of people really use Kannada in Bangalore now? The figures are staggering, only 37% of people speak kannada in the state's capital, for rest it is only "Kannada barutha?"

Any normal guy starts with this sentence "Kannada barutha?" while talking to other person, people confirm before they speak the language. You want to ask an address in Bangalore? Or reply to a question then English is the most preferred language other than Hindi. It's a famous fact that two kannidagas in an IT company always talk in a neutral language!! even the vendors and shop keepers are channeled with this new wave, the moment when you step in any shop in Bangalore, you are always asked "Kannada barutha?" or the entire conversation takes place in non kannada languages. People have lost the confidence of speaking in the local language and more over speaking Kannada on the streets of "M.G road "or "kormangala" is substandard.

Shopping malls in the city have been completely banned from using Kannada, not a forced one but definitely an adapted one. One has to confirm that the other person knows the language before he starts using any language. "ondu glass beer" is a insult when it comes to any decorous pub in Bangalore. "Swalpa menu card kodthira..??" has been replaced by "Can I have the menu card pls...?"

Just to hit some facts, marathi is still the largest and common speaking language in mumbai even though mumbai has the highest no of inhabitants. Telgue is a practised ritual in yet another IT HUB Hyderabad. When it comes to tamil nadu, beware you can be alive either if you are a fan of rajnikanth or you know tamil. Malyalam runs in the blood of every mallu be it Kuwait, dubai or any hospital; but when it comes to kannada it is always "kannada barutha?" and next is "namaskara."
I am not a Kannada activist neither I run any Kannada supporting organisation, I am just a plebeian who just love the language. Globalisation is the trend and modernisation is the mantra but at the cost the language? Sounds no logic.. is speaking kannada down market? The answer has to be found within oneself. Next time when you hear "kannada barutha?" you just remember that "kannada runs in your blood.."

Friday, July 25, 2008

Bomb Blast in Bengalooru

Bangalore flash News, Multiple bomb blasts in Bangalore Recent updated with correct info: total 9 blasts at different location 1 killed, 9 injured the series of blasts took place between 1:10 till 1:50 pm. ( The timings are different in different news channels, but it's between 1-2pm ).
the bombs were of low intensity explosives used were in quantity equal to one to two grenades,The crude bombs, concealed near refugee camps and roadside stuffed with nuts and bolts
Update: Lakshmi ( or Sudha ) was killed in blast that occurred in Madiwala Check post. She was waiting for bus at the Bus Stop in Madiwala Check post. Her husband Ravi is also critically injured and shifted to near by hospital. Two people are critically injured in the blast and are shifted to St John's hospital. Cell phones are jammed

places of bomb blasts
  • Jnana Bharathi @ 1.10
  • Madiwala @ 1.20
  • Nayandahalli @ 1.25
  • Adugodi @ 1.30
  • Aanepalya @ 1.30
  • Lang ford road @ 1.40
  • Richamand Circle @ 1.50
  • Mallya Hospital road @ 1.40
  • Hosaguddadahalli @ 1.50

In Short, the effects of balst,
WHAT: 8 blasts rock Bangalore in 30 minutes killing 1 and injuring 9
These were crude timer bombs made of gelatin sticks. Nuts and bolts used as shrapnel
WHO: No group has claimed responsibility, but police suspect Karnataka Forum for Dignity. The Forum however claimed innocence. Centre suspects LeT, SIMI
Impact: Schools and colleges, malls and theatres shut down, traffic jams across the city as people rush home.
Red alert declared in many cities including Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi and Mumbai

Govts just talk:
Looks like Karnataka’s politicians believe only in talking tall on terrorism. None of the governments has taken threat seriously. The state has an Anti-Terrorist Cell that has no powers and is woefully short of personnel. It just receives and passes on alerts. The team has only 5 members that idle for most of the time and works once in a while.
Sensex shaken:
Tremors of Bangalore serial blasts on Friday were felt in Dalal Street with benchmark Sensex tumbling by over 500 points. Suspected terror-link to the explosions in the country’s IT hub added to selling pressure triggered by global cues and profit booking after recent five-day upsurge.

Terror target-History in Karnataka
  • 2006 December 28 - A terror attack on IISC Bangalore, a scientist Prof : Puri killed and 3 people injured.
  • 2008 May 10 - On holiday afternoon time bomb blast in Hubli court. They used remote control to blast the bomb.
  • 2008 October 27 - Terrorist Mahammada ali and Fahar are arrested in Mysore near Vijayanagar police station circle.
Questions in my mind (probably in your mind too....)
  • Is this really done by SIMI or LeT ? or
  • Is it politically promoted to bring down BJP Government ?
  • Will BSY crack this political puzzle and bring the "Bahayotpadak" behind the bars ?
  • Why does most of the time terrorist attack happens only on Friday ?? to exaggerate infamous "Black Friday" ??
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