Sunday, October 31, 2010

Even Copying require intelligence

Did you ever "COG" in an examination ? If you did, did you get "KOT"?

Murphy applied for a fork lift operator job at a famous Irish firm based in Dublin. A Polish guy applied for the same job, and since both applicants had similar qualifications, they were asked to take a test and led to a quiet room with no interruptions by the Manager.

When the results were in, both men had scored 19 out of 20.

The manager went to Murphy and said, "Thank you both for coming to the interview, but after we've looked closely at the results, we've decided to give the Polish man the job."

Murphy, "And why in the f**k would you be doing dat? We both got 19 questions roite. And this being Ireland, and me being Irish, surely I should get the job."

Manager, " We have made our decision not on the correct answers, but on the question you got wrong."

Murphy, "Tell me now, how could one incorrect answer be better than another?"

Manager, "Simple. On question number 7, the Pole wrote down, 'I don't know.' You put down, "Neither do I."

Visiting Patients

It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80's, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb.

He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would be able to see him.

I saw him looking at his watch, and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound.

On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry.

The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.

I inquired as to her health; he told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.

As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late.

He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.

I was surprised, and asked him, 'And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are'?

He smiled as he patted my hand and said, 'She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is'.

I had to hold back tears as he left; I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought, 'That is the kind of love I want in my life'.

True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there is one that comes along that has an important message.

The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.

I hope you share this with someone you care about. I just did.

Sent by Sir, Mr. Lobo

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fun in Old Age

Here are some ideas to keep retirees occupied:

After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out.

Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse.

Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Target:

Dear Mrs. Samuel,

Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store.

We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store.

Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Samuel, are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras.

1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people's carts when they weren't looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom.

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, 'Code 3 in Housewares.. Get on it right away'.

This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money.

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway.

6. August 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.

7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged.

8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?' EMTs were called.

9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.

11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the ' Mission Impossible' theme.

12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his 'Madonna look' by using different sizes of funnels.

13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!'

14. October 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed 'OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!'

And last, but not least:

15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly:'Hey! There's no toilet paper in here.'
One of the clerks passed out.

Boyd Coomer

"America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week." Evan Esar

Sent by Prakash Bhartia

Friday, October 29, 2010

Smiles to End the Week

First Aid Question

There was this college leaving questionnaire. They were required to fill in the blanks. One was: "If a girl faints, we must first feel her pu_s_".

Those who wrote 'Pulse' became doctors;
The rest, it is rumoured, got into the Navy.....!!

Sent by U Banerjee, NP


A fellow bought a new Mercedes and was out on the interstate for a nice evening drive. The top was down, the breeze was blowing through what was left of his hair and he decided to open her up. As the needle jumped up to 80 mph, he suddenly saw flashing red and blue lights behind him. "There's no way they can catch a Mercedes," he thought to himself and opened her up further. The needle hit 90, 100.... Then the reality of the situation hit him. "What am I doing?" he thought and pulled over. The cop came up to him, took his license without a word and examined it and the car. "It's been a long day, this is the end of my shift and it's Friday the 13th. I don't feel like more paperwork, so if you can give me an excuse for your driving that I haven't heard before, you can go."
The guy thinks for a second and says, "Last week my wife ran off with a cop. I was afraid you were trying to give her back!"
"Have a nice weekend," said the officer.

Sent by Naresh Singhania

As Air Force One arrives at Heathrow Airport , President Obama strides to a warm and dignified reception from the Queen.
They are driven in a 1934 Bentley to the edge of central London , where they change to a magnificent 17th century carriage hitched to six white horses. They continue on towards Buckingham Palace , waving to the thousands of cheering Britons; all is going well.

Suddenly the right rear horse lets fly with the most horrendous earth shattering fart ever heard in the British Empire . The smell is atrocious and both passengers in the carriage must use handkerchiefs over their noses. The fart shakes the coach, but the two dignitaries of State do their best to ignore the incident.
The Queen turns to President Obama, " Mr. President, please accept my regrets... I am sure you understand there are some things that even a Queen cannot control."
Obama, always trying to be "Presidential," replied: "Your Majesty, do not give the matter another thought... Until you mentioned it, I thought it was one of the horses.

Sent by Ralph Reeves

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Our Mints

Indian coins are mainly produced in 4 cities :

1. Delhi
2. Mumbai
3. Hyderabad
4. Kolkata

The production in city puts an identification mark under the year of issue. Coins produced in:

1. Delhi - have a dot
2. Mumbai - have a diamond
3. Hyderabad - have a star
4. Kolkata - Nothing beneath the year

Isn’t it amazing?

Most of us don’t know this........Now put your hand inside your pocket/ wallet/ purse and check out!!!!

Sent by Desmond.

I checked it out immediately.
I had 10 coins in my pocket.
Seven had nothing under the year - Kolkata
Two had Star - Hyderabad
One had diamond - Mumbai.
Since I stay in Kolkata, it should be accepted that the maximum coins would be from our Mint.

Seek Early Retirement.

Sent by Desmond.
A fit candidate for early retirement

Who Cotrols Whom?

Sent by Desmond.
I don't there is any doubt regarding the above.
Only probably the 3rd lot and 4th lot are the same persons as records show the more than 50% of our elected representatives from ALL political parties have Criminal Records

Tales of Indians who helped to build America

By Juby Thomas, SiliconIndia

Bangalore: India's caliber has never been of question, infact many of Indian brains have resulted in the development of the globe at large. Albert Einstein once remarked, "We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made." The country has already done it in the past amidst of all the criticisms that they face in the educational scenario.

he tale of the significant presence of Indo-Americans in the U.S. and their contributions to the American society can be traced to the early 90's. Being the third largest Asian American ethnic group, Indians have immensely contributed to the U.S. in the various fields of its economy.

If you start looking at the great Indians who won the heart of Americans in technology and management it will begin with Vinod Khosla - the co founder of Sun Microsystems, Vinod Dham - who went to U.S. with $8 in his pocket and later turned up to be the "Father of the Pentium chip" and Sanjay Tejwrika - Microsoft Testing Director of Windows 2000, who was responsible to iron out all initial problems of Windows.

Following these genius contributors, history repeated even in 2010. There are six Indian-Americans in the top level management of MBA Schools in U.S. Starting from the 2 IITians Sunil Kumar - Dean of the Chicago Booth School of Business and Nitin Nohria who became the 10th dean of the Harvard Business School.

Four Indians, C K Prahalad, Vijay Govindarajan, Ram Charan and Rakesh Khurana have made it to the list of top 50 management gurus around the world. Hari Prasad Vemuru, whose research on Indian e-voting machines landed him behind the bars, was soon recognized as one of the best researchers in the U.S. The womenfolk too made a mark this year starting with Indra Nooyi, who became the most powerful women entrepreneurs in the world.

If the individual contributions are not enough it is found that four out of every ten startups in Silicon Valley are run by Indians. Studies also say that the Indian industry has contributed $105 billion to the U.S. economy and supported approximately 300,000 jobs in recent years. All these brings a glimpse of great caliber the country possesses and if work up to our potential once again we will see India as an ever shining and inspiring country setting a bright path for rest of the world to follow.

This article from the "Silicon India" is timely since the CEO of USA will shortly be visiting India.
The USA also realizes the above fact as the leaders of their industries proclaim every now and then.
However, Indians have always shunned limelight and worked away while the rest of America just chewed gum and adopted the hippy culture.
We work hard and spend frugally when we go abroad because mentally we convert the currency of that country into rupees and put the money back into our pockets.
We never throw our weight about like the Jewish lobby which gets away with every conceivable crime committed by Israel with the USA winking and turning its head.
I suggest the Indians in the USA should also have their own lobby to assist India against the dragon spitting fire over the Himalayas.
We have now reached the stage where the partnership should be on equal terms

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


This MIRACLE DRINK has been circulating for a long time long long ago. It is worth your while to take note.

There is a celebrity Mr. Seto who swears by it. He wants to make it public to draw the attention of people who have cancers. This is a drink that can protect bad cells forming in your body or it will restrain its growth!

Mr. Seto had lung cancer. He was recommended to take this drink by a famous Herbalist from China. He has taken this drink diligently for 3 months and now his health is restored, and he is ready to take a pleasure trip. Thanks to this drink! It does not hurt for you to try.

It is like a Miracle Drink! It is simple.

You need one potato, one carrot and one apple that combine together to make the JUICE !

Wash the above,cut with the skin on into pieces and put them into the juicer and immediately you drink the juice. You can add some lime or lemon for more refreshing taste.

This Miracle Drink will be effective for the following ailments:

1. Prevent cancer cells to develop. It will restrain cancer cells to grow.

2. Prevent liver, kidney, pancreas disease and it can cure ulcer as well.

3. Strengthen the lung, prevent heart attack and high blood pressure.

4. Strengthen the immune system

5. Good for the eyesight, eliminate red and tired eyes or dry eyes

6. Help to eliminate pain from physical training, muscle ache

7. Detoxify, assist bowel movement, eliminate constipation.

Therefore it will make skin healthy & LOOK more radiant. It is God sent for acne problem.

8. Improve bad breath due to indigestion, throat infection,

9. Lessen menstrual pain

10. Assist Hay Fever Sufferer from Hay Fever attack.

There is absolutely no side effect. Highly nutritious and easily absorbs! Very effective if you need to loose weight. You will notice your immune system will be improved after 2 week routine. Please make sure to drink immediately from the juicer for best effect.



Dr.Prembabu Chathurvedi. PhD,(Herbology).

Sent by Arun Shroff.
I am yet to try it but it should be beneficial.
Both carrots and apples are healthy food.
Raw potatoes are also supposed to be good.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Some smiles to brighten your Monday


Marriage is a three-ring circus:
Engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering.

For Sale :
Wedding dress, size 8.
Worn once ------- by mistake.
There are two times when a man doesn't understand a woman:
Before marriage and after marriage.

Why were hurricanes usually named after women?
Because when they arrive, they're wet and wild, but
when they go, they take your house and car.

The woman applying for a job in a Florida lemon grove seemed way too qualified for the job.
'Look Miss,' said the foreman, 'have you any actual experience in picking lemons?'
'Well, as a matter if fact, yes!' she replied? 'I've
been divorced three times.'


An old man goes to the Wizard to ask him if he can
remove a curse he has been living with for the last 40 years. The Wizard says, 'Maybe, but you will have to tell me the exact words that were used to put the curse on you.' The old man says without hesitation, 'I now pronounce you man and wife.'


Reason Why It's So Hard To Solve A Redneck Murder: All the DNA is the same.

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I was in the express lane at the store quietly fuming.
Completely ignoring the sign, the woman ahead of me had slipped into the check-out line pushing a cart piled high with groceries. Imagine my delight when the cashier beckoned the woman to come forward looked into the cart and asked sweetly, 'So which six items would you like to buy?'
Wouldn't it be great if that happened more often?

Because they had no reservations at a busy restaurant, my elderly neighbor and his wife were told there would be a 45-minute wait for a table. 'Young man, we're both 90 years old,' the husband said . 'We may not have 45 minutes.'
They were seated immediately.


The reason congressmen try so hard to get re-elected is that they would hate to have to make a living under the laws they've passed.

All eyes were on the radiant bride as her father
escorted her down the aisle. They reached the altar and the waiting groom; the bride kissed her father and placed something in his hand.
The guests in the front pews responded with ripples of laughter. Even the priest smiled broadly. As her father gave her away in marriage, the bride gave him back his credit card.

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Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

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Three friends from the local congregation were asked, 'When you're in your casket, and friends and congregation members are mourning over you, what would you like them to say?'
Artie said: 'I would like them to say I was a wonderful husband, a fine spiritual leader, and a great family man.'

Eugene commented: 'I would like them to say I was a
wonderful teacher and servant of God who made a huge difference in people's lives.'

Al said: 'I'd like them to say, 'Look, he's moving!'

Smith climbs to the top of Mt. Sinai to get close enough to talk to God.
Looking up, he asks the Lord... 'God, what does a million years mean to you?'
The Lord replies, 'A minute.'
Smith asks, 'And what does a million dollars mean to you?'
The Lord replies, 'A penny.'
Smith asks, 'Can I have a penny?'
The Lord replies, 'In a minute.'

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A man goes to a shrink and says, 'Doctor, my wife is unfaithful to me. Every evening, she goes to Larry's bar and picks up men. In fact, she sleeps with anybody who asks her! I'm going crazy.
What do you think I should do?'
'Relax,' says the Doctor, 'take a deep breath and calm down. Now, tell me, exactly where is Larry's bar?'


John was on his deathbed and gasped pitifully.
'Give me one last request, dear,' he said.
'Of course, John,' his wife said softly.
'Six months after I die,' he said, 'I want you to marry Bob.'
'But I thought you hated Bob,' she said.
With his last breath John said, 'I do!'

A man goes to see the Rabbi. 'Rabbi, something terrible is happening and I have to talk to you about it.'
The Rabbi asked, 'What's wrong?'
The man replied, 'My wife is poisoning me.'
The Rabbi, very surprised by this, asks, 'How can that be?'
The man then pleads, 'I'm telling you, I'm certain she's poisoning me, what should I do?'
The Rabbi then offers, 'Tell you what. Let me talk to
her, I'll see what I can find out and I'll let you know.'
A week later the Rabbi calls the man and says, 'Well, I spoke to your wife. I spoke to her on the phone for three hours.
You want my advice?'
The man said yes and the Rabbi replied,
'Take the poison.'

I forget who sent the above.
They had been in the pipeline but I missed to post them.
Came more then a month ago.
I apologise to the sender.

The new credit card frauds!

New way of Stealing

One of those "do you believe this can happen" ones. I guess it can.

This is pretty scarey!!!


Just be aware!

Be sure to read Scene 3. Quite interesting.

This is a new one. People sure stay busy trying to cheat us, don't they?

A friend went to the local gym and placed his belongings in the locker. After the workout and a shower, he came out, saw the locker open,
And thought to himself, 'Funny, I thought I
Locked the locker..

Hmm, 'He dressed and just flipped the
Wallet to make sure all was in order.

Everything looked okay - all cards were in

A few weeks later his credit card bill came - a whooping bill of $14,000!

He called the credit card company and started yelling at them, saying that he did not make
The transactions.

Customer care personnel verified that
There was no Mistake in the system and asked
If his card had been stolen..

'No,' he said, but then took out his
Wallet, pulled out the credit card, and yep -
You guessed it - a switch had been made.

An expired similar credit card from
The same bank was in the wallet.

The thief broke into his locker at the gym and switched cards.

Verdict: The credit card issuer said since he
Did not report the card missing earlier, he would have to pay the amount owed to them.

How much did he have to pay for items he did not buy?

$9,000! Why were there no calls made to
Verify the amount swiped?
Small amounts rarely trigger a 'warning bell'
With some credit card companies.
It just so happens that all the small amounts added up to big one!

A man at a local restaurant paid
For his meal with his credit card.

The bill for the meal came, he signed it and the waitress folded the receipt and passed the credit card along.

Usually, he would just take it and place it in his wallet or pocket. Funny enough, though, he actually took a look at the card and, lo and behold, it was the expired card of another person.

He called the waitress and she looked perplexed.

She took it back, apologized, and hurried back to the counter under the watchful eye of the man.

All the waitress did while walking to the counter was wave the wrong expired card to the counter cashier, and the counter cashier immediately looked down and took out the real card.

No exchange of words --- nothing! She took
It and came back to the man with an apology..


Make sure the credit cards in your wallet are yours.

Check the name on the card every time you
Sign for something and/or the card is taken
Away for even a short period of time.

Many people just take back the credit card without even looking at it, 'assuming'
That it has to be theirs.


Yesterday I went into a pizza restaurant to
Pick up an order that I had called in.

I paid by using my Visa Check Card which, of
Course, is linked directly to my checking

The young man behind the counter took my
Card, swiped it, then laid it on the counter as
He waited for the approval, which is pretty standard procedure..

While he waited, he picked up his cell phone
And started dialing.

I noticed the phone because it is the same
Model I have, but nothing seemed out of the ordinary. ? Then I heard a click that sounded
Like my phone sounds when I take a picture.

He then gave me back my card but kept the phone in his hand as if he was still
Pressing buttons.

Meanwhile, I'm thinking: I wonder what he is taking a picture of, oblivious to what was
Really going on.

It then dawned on me: the only thing there
Was my credit card, so now I'm paying close attention to what he is doing..

He set his phone on the counter, leaving it

About five seconds later, I heard the chime
That tells you that the picture has been saved.

Now I'm standing there struggling with the
Fact that this boy just took a picture of my credit card.

Yes, he played it off well, because had we not
Had the same kind of phone, I probably would never have known what happened.

Needless to say, I immediately cancelled
That card as I was walking out of the pizza

All I am saying is, be aware of your
Surroundings at all times.

Whenever you are using your credit card take caution and don't be careless.

Notice who is standing near you and what
They are doing when you use your card.

Be aware of phones, because many have a
Camera phone these days.

Never let your card out of your
Sight.....check and check again

Sent by John Kingsley

Sunday, October 24, 2010

An Essay

A teacher from Primary School asks her students to write an essay about what they would like God to do for them.

At the end of the day, while marking the essays, she read one that made her very emotional.

Her husband, who had just walked in, saw her crying and asked her, “What happened?”

She answered, “Read this. It is one of my students’ essay.”

Husband started read the essay.

“Oh God, tonight I ask you something very special; Make me into a television. I want to take its place and live like the TV in my house. Have my own special place, and have my family around ME. I want to be taken seriously when I talk. I want to be the centre of attention and be heard without interruptions or questions. I want to receive the same special care that the TV receives even when it is not working. Have the company of my dad when he arrives home from work, even when he is tired. And I want my mom to want me when she is sad and upset, instead of ignoring me. And … I want my brothers to fight to be with me. I want to feel that family just leaves everything aside, every now and then, just to spend some time with me. And last but not least, ensure that I can make them all happy and entertain them.”

“Lord I don’t ask you for much. I just want to live like a TV.”

At that moment the husband said, “My God, poor kid. What horrible parents!”

The wife looked up at him and said, “That essay is our son’s!”

Sent by U Banerjee, N.P

West Coast Bumper Stickers

Sent by Prakash Bhartia.
Since he stays in USA, naturally they should be USAcentric.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Caste Census

To understand the caste system we should go back in history.
In its original form the caste system served as an instrument of order in a society where mutual consent rather than compulsion ruled; where the ritual rights and the economic obligations of members of one caste or sub-caste were strictly circumscribed in relation to those of any other caste or sub-caste.
A well-defined system of mutual interdependence through a division of labour created security within a community. In addition, the division of labour on the basis of ethnicity allowed immigrants and foreigners to quickly integrate into their own caste niches.
The caste system played an influential role in shaping economic activities, where it functioned much like medieval European guilds ensuring the division of labour, providing for the training of apprentices and, in some cases, allowing manufacturers to achieve narrow specialization. For instance, in certain regions, producing each variety of cloth was the speciality of a particular sub-caste. Additionally, some philosophers have argued that the majority of people would be comfortable in stratified endogamous groups, as they were in ancient times.
Flexibility in caste laws permitted very low-caste religious clerics such as Valmiki to compose the Ramayana, which became a central work of Hindu scripture.
There is also precedent of certain Shudra families within the temples of the Sri Vaishnava sect in South India elevating their caste
The following is a list of changes in varNa cited in Hindu texts:
 Manu eldest son [Priyavrata] became king, a Kshatriya. Out of his ten sons seven became kings while three became Brahman. Their names were Mahavira, Kavi and Savana.
 Kavash –ailush was born to a Sudra and attained varn of a Rishi. He became mantra-drashta to numerous Vedic mantras in Rig-Veda 10th Mandal.
 Jabala’s son [Satyakama] born from unknown father became Rishi by his qualities.
[Matanga] became a Rishi after his birth in low Varna .
This has existed right from the puranic times and society made the castes according to the professions existing at that time.
The Brahmins were teachers.
The Kshitriyas were warriors or protectors of the complete population.
The Vaisia were business men and the Sudras were the service class.
Each was dependent of the other and they made up society.
Swami Ramdeo has aptly described the existence of each caste in each of us. Each person is made up of the four castes.
The head which does the thinking may be considered Brahmin.
The arms of every person may be considered as Kshatriyas.
The main body may be considered as Vaisia and
The legs and feet may be considered as Sudras as the do all the work for the whole body.
A person performs the task of the Brahmin when he teaches his own children. He is a Vaisia when he goes out to earn a living for his family. He may be in the army and be a Kshatriya of serve as bank clerk and be a Vaisia or be a bank peon and be a Sudra.
All four parts are essential for the whole man.
If he has no arms or feet he is useless.
If his stomach or lungs do not function properly, he becomes invalid and if his brains do not function, he is sent to the lunatic asylum.
Similarly society is made up of all four and all four are essential for it to function harmoniously.
As long as it functioned on the basis of professions it worked properly but the Brahmins and Kshatriyas, to keep their holds on the others, made it their birth right.
Thus a child born to Brahmin parents was declared Brahmins no matter what professions he followed and so was the case of the others.
Now the Brahmin boy may become a shopkeeper but he remains a Brahmin and a Sudra boy remains a Sudra although he teaches in college or may be doing puja in some temple.
Caste is now seen as anachronistic. In the modern age the class difference our ancestors knew does not exist.

The time when any person used to act as scavengers is long passed, they are now called janiitors.
We all have modern commodes in our homes where we do our own cleaning.
Bata and other shoe companies have made the work of a cobbler redundant.
Washing machines have made the job of a washerman superfluous although we have seen persons ironing clothes at street corners. Most of them although are not washermen by profession.
Everybody now joins the army and it is not the preserve of the Kshatriyas.
Same is the case of business. People of all caste who have a small capital and some place, open a shop.
Teaching too has become a lucrative profession after the government increased the pay scales of the teachers and so people of all castes have become teachers.
We now have new professions.
IT professionals, BPO professionals, Export executives, doctors, engineers, lawyers, stewards, and so on.
Under the circumstances, it is about time we gave a new definition to the caste system.
This will always exist.
A doctor would like to marry another doctor and an engineer would like to marry another engineer and a business man would like his daughter to marry another businessman.
Unlike the laws of physics, here, likes attract likes and unlike repulse.
It is not to say that the opposite would not be true.
The human body is very complex and each human being is different. You cannot put them in straight-jackets.
When we look for our partners, we search for compatibility
In the Indian context where arranged marriages are prevalent in more than 70% cases, we look within our caste for compatibility.
However, where the very structure of the castes has changed it is unwise looking for compatibility within your caste by birth. It is better to look for compatibility within professions with weightage being given to living habits and eating preferences.
Considering the above, the Indian government’s plan to have a caste census is retrogressive.
Since caste as we know it is dead, we should make the census on the basis of professions as on date with present annual income.
Since people have a tendency to fudge the annual income to prevent the income tax people from prowling around, this should be compared with the luxury goods in the household.
If still, the government persists with its asinine action let us all do what Morgiana did in Alibaba.
When the captain of the thieves had found out that Alibaba had stolen their wealth he marked Alibaba's house with a cross so that he would be able to locate it later on and kill Alibaba.
When Morgiana came out of the house she noticed the cross and guessed that the Captain of the thieves had marked their house.
So she went all over the town and marked the door of each house with a cross so that when the thieves came to attack them, they were befooled.
When the census people come to mark your caste, let the whole of India mention that they are Scheduled Caste (SC).
After 60 years of Independence, our politicians are again dividing us for their own selfish ends.
Help the poor but on the basis of income and their resources.
Give them free education right up to the undergraduate level.
Give them food, clothing and books and a place to stay so that they can study properly
Make laws so strict that nobody who discriminates against any caste, low or high faces stiff punishment. Unfortunately, the people who commit these crimes against these poor people are themselves politicians or their supporters who go scot free and then they talk of more reservations.
If the law of the land had been followed, without any corruption, the position of the whole of India would have improved.
So let us slap the government on the face in its attempt to divide us.

When the census people come to mark your caste, let the whole of India mention that they are Scheduled Caste (SC).

Some portions of the above are from Wikepedia

Building Castles

Hot sun. Salty air. Rhythmic waves.

A little boy is on his knees scooping and packing the sand with plastic shovels into a bright blue bucket. Then he upends the bucket on the surface and lifts it. And, to the delight of the little architect, a castle tower is created.

All afternoon he will work. Spooning out the moat. Packing the walls. Bottle tops will be sentries. Popsicle sticks will be bridges. A sandcastle will be built.

Big city. Busy streets. Rumbling traffic.

A man is in his office. At his desk he shuffles papers into stacks and delegates assignments. He cradles the phone on his shoulder and punches the keyboard with his fingers. Numbers are juggled and contracts are signed and much to the delight of the man, a profit is made.

All his life he will work. Formulating the plans. Forecasting the future. Annuities will be sentries. Capital gains will be bridges. An empire will be built.

Two builders of two castles. They have much in common. They shape granules into grandeurs. They see nothing and make something. They are diligent and determined. And for both the tide will rise and the end will come.

Yet that is where the similarities cease. For the boy sees the end while the man ignores it. Watch the boy as the dusk approaches.

As the waves near, the wise child jumps to his feet and begins to clap. There is no sorrow. No fear. No regret. He knew this would happen. He is not surprised. And when the great breaker crashes into his castle and his masterpiece is sucked into the sea, he smiles. He smiles, picks up his tools, takes his father's hand, and goes home.

The grownup, however, is not so wise. As the wave of years collapses on his castle he is terrified. He hovers over the sandy monument to protect it. He blocks the waves from the walls he has made. Salt-water soaked and shivering he snarls at the incoming tide.

"It's my castle," he defies.

The ocean need not respond. Both know to whom the sand belongs...

I don't know much about sandcastles. But children do. Watch them and learn. Go ahead and build, but build with a child's heart. When the sun sets and the tides take - applaud. Salute the process of life and go home.

This is from Rex Barker reminding you to be child-like, not childish, but having the enthusiasm of a child who saw something or built something for the first time

The Cheetah & The Mouse

The extraordinary scene was captured by photography
student Casey Gutteridge at the Santago Rare Leopard
Project in Hertfordshire.
The 19-year-old, from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, who was
photographing the leopard for a course project, was
astounded by the mouse's behaviour.

He said: 'I have no idea where the mouse came from - he just
appeared in the enclosure after the keeper had dropped in the
meat for the leopard.

'He didn't take any notice of the leopard, just went straight
over to the meat and started feeding himself.

'But the leopard was pretty surprised - she bent down and
sniffed the mouse and flinched a bit like she was scared.

'In the meantime the mouse just carried on eating like nothing
had happened..
..but even a gentle shove does not deter the little creature
from getting his fill...
'It was amazing, even the keeper who had thrown the meat
into the enclosure was shocked - he said he'd never seen
anything like it before.'

Project owner Jackie James added: 'It was so funny to see -
Sheena batted the mouse a couple of times to try to get it away
from her food.

'But the determined little thing took no notice and just carried on.'
Sheena was brought in to the Santago Rare Leopard Project
from a UK zoo when she was just four months old.

She is one of 14 big cats in the private collection started by
Jackie 's late husband Peter in 1989.

The African Leopard can be found in the continent's forests,
grasslands, savannas, and rainforests. the mouse continued to eat the leopard's lunch and
show the leopard who was the boss.
Just proves no one can push you around without your permission.

The David & Goliath without the actual killing of Goliath
Sent by Avijit Roy

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A letter from Safiul

You know I have written disparagingly about Bangladeshi weddings in the US. [See below ].
“I have attended only a few Bangladeshi weddings in this country. Thus I’m really in no position to generalize. Presumably, by virtue of their having made it to this land, the families involved were well educated and sophisticated. Yet, just as in Dhaka, the emphasis was on ostentation. The women were decked out gaudily and overburdened with jewelry. Unfortunately, since almost all of them possessed not the discipline to watch their diet or do any sort of exercise and had let their bodies go, this costuming made them look rather ridiculous. Nor did the men give any better an impression. Puffed up with their own self importance, they looked equally ridiculous and comical. [By the way, I fit right in.] The rush to the food tables when dinner was served was quite unseemly. And, of course, over all there prevailed chaos. Being ourselves thus, how come we are quick to judge others of the subcontinent as lacking?
“This is why the wedding [and, next day, reception] that I attended of a Pakistani friend’s daughter was so enjoyable and revealing. The lack of airs being put on, absence of crude displays of material success, non-presence of undisciplined general behavior was quite palpable, extremely gratifying and utterly refreshing. It jibed with my own personal notions of what the comportment of attendees on such occasions should be. The women were perfectly at ease in talking to males and took the mixed company as matter of course. They wore more jewelry and dressed better than they would to work, just a tad more carefully, to grace the occasion, but not to gratuitously display. The religious and civil parts of the ceremony were brief, to the point, joyous – no attempt by the respective officials to take center stage and hold on – perfectly appropriate to the occasion.
“Upon talking to the guests, including the women, you discovered a very large percentage to be graduates from and working at the most prestigious academic, business and research institutions of America and Europe. But no one deliberately introduced such achievement into the discourse, these facts were revealed only in the normal course of conversation. The food was excellent, and people patiently waited chatting with each other when the buffet table needed to be replenished. Casting my haughty eye upon the scene from my culturally lofty
perch [my spouse and I were the only Bangalees there], I could not but be very impressed and conclude: our superior notion of ourselves is not backed up by empirical evidence. These folks had class. I was grateful and happy that I could count the father of the bride as among my good and dear friends.”
But I have had to change my views.

This May 29th and 30th, a Bangladeshi friend’s younger daughter got married in Boston. Several of the usual, who have now become unusual, suspects attended. That’s my backhanded way of saying that the occasion brought together very dear friends after many years of separation. I had the most wonderfully happy two days. Many pictures were taken but, in the way of the new digital age, none seen. The pleasure is in the act, not the result.
One fallout from this shebang is that I have revised 180-degrees my harsh opinion of Bangalee weddings. For, on this occasion, I found my fellow Deshis and cultural compatriots conducting themselves better than in my description. The bride had many close friends – Pakistani, Bangladeshi and American. And they all danced up a storm to put the most hip-twirling Bollywood movie starlets to shame. Heck, they even insisted old folks like me join in! That’s when I discovered my friends from days of my childhood and youth have progressed rapidly enough to be comfortable happily wiggling their hips. Only I have become [or have remained] the uptight “Abba Huzoor” character of the Lahori movies of old.
Peace be upon you all.

The above has been sent by Safiul.
His articles are always worth reading.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Why did I get married?

Interesting quote from the movie "Why did I get married?

"In most cases, especially in relationships, you will only get 80% of what you NEED and you will hardly get the other 20% that you WANT in your relationship..

There is always another person (man or woman) that you will meet and that will offer you the other 20% which is lacking in your relationship that you WANT And believe me, 20% looks really good when you are not getting it at all in your current relationship. But the problem is that you will always be tempted to leave that good 80% that you know you have, thinking that you will get something better with the other 20% that you WANT.

But as reality has proven, in most cases, you will always end up with having the 20% that you WANT and loosing the 80% that you really NEED and that you already had. Be careful in deciding between what you WANT and NEED in your life.

Somewhere along the way, you'll find a woman or a man who will be more charming or sensitive. More alluring. More thoughtful. Richer. Have greater sex appeal. And you will find a woman or man who will need you and pursue you and go loco over you more than your spouse ever did.

Because no wife or husband is perfect. Because a spouse will only have 80% of what you're looking for. So adultery takes place when a husband or wife looks for the missing 20%. Let's say your wife is melancholic by nature. You may find yourself drawn to the pretty clerk who has a cherry laugh no matter what she says: "I broke my arm yesterday, Hahahaha . . .."

Or because your wife is a homebody in slippers and pajamas, smelling of garlic and fish oil, you may fall for a fresh-smelling young sales representative that visits your office in a sharp black blazer, high heels, and a red pencil-cut skirt Or because your husband is the quiet type, your heart may skip a beat when you meet an old college flame who has the makings of a talk show host.

But wait! That's only 20% of what you don't have. Don't throw away the 80% that you already have!

That's not all. Add to your spouse's 80% the 100% that represents all the years that you have been with each other. The storms you have weathered together. The unforgettable moments of sadness and joy as a couple. The many adjustments you have made to love the other. The wealth of memories that you've accumulated as lovers.

Faithfulness happens when you start thanking God for what you already have..

But I'm not just talking about marriage.

I'm talking about life!

About your jobs.

About your friends.

About your children.

About your lifestyles.

Are you like the economy airline passenger that perennially peeks through the door of the first class cabin, obsessed with what he's missing? "They have got more leg room! Oh my, their food is served in porcelain! Wow, their seats recline at an 80% angle and they've got personal videos!"

I guarantee you'll be miserable for the entire trip! Don't live your life like that... Forget about what the world says is first class.. Do you know that there are many first class passengers who are miserable in first class -- because they are not riding in a private Lear Jet?

The main message???

If you start appreciating what you have right now, wherever you are, you are first class!

Sent by Desmond

Central Funds

Central funds are not Congress property: Jaitley to PM

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his remark that central funds had not been properly utilised by the Bihar government, saying 'central funds are not Congress property'.

Jaitley, who is Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, also said 'the prime minister should not have made that remark on Bihar as a Congressman but as an economist'.

'The remark that was made on Saturday - the money that the central government collects is the tax-payer's money. People from Bihar also pay tax. Central funds are not the property of the Congress party,' Jaitley said.
On Saturday, the prime minister had told an election rally in Narpatganj assembly constituency in Bihar's Araria district that funds provided by the central government were not utilised properly.

'The Bihar government has failed to spend funds properly which resulted in lack of progress and development,' he said.

The prime minister also said that Bihar's Janata Dal-United-Bharatiya Janata Party government was 'misguiding' people by naming centrally-funded schemes as its own.

I am glad Arun Jaitley has brought up the issue of "Central funds".
Just before elections in any state Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and other congress leaders go about beating their chests and accusing the local government, if it is not the congress,of not using central funds allotted to it, as if, it is the Congress money and they are obliging the said state government.

Have you ever been to a school's parent teacher meet.
To every parent the teacher will say "very naughty', "talkative", should pay more attention in class.Do the teachers expect that all children will be LORD BUDHA OR LORD MAHAVIR.

In the same fashion these leaders repeat the same clinches of not using "Central funds"
Reminds you of the BJP and opposition always raising the Bofors gun issue, just before elections.
And why does Sonia and other congress leaders accuse Nitish of being communal.
Aren't these congress leaders, Mamata Banerjee, Mulayam Singh being communal when they initiate programmes for just one community.
In present India, you are secular if you favour one community but are accused of being communal if you favour another community.
It is because the Hindu votes have been divided by these leaders on caste basis but the Muslims are united by people like, Bukhari and Mehbooba Mufti and the SIMI organisation.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Rambo Granny of Melbourne , Australia

Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle, 81, was so ticked-off when two thugs raped her 18-year-old granddaughter that she tracked the unsuspecting ex-cons down... And shot off their testicles.

"The old lady spent a week hunting those men down and, when she found them, she took revenge on them in her own special way," said Melbourne police investigator Evan Delp.

Then she took a taxi to the nearest police station, laid the gun on the sergeant's desk and told him as calm as could be: "Those bastards will never rape anybody again, by God."

Cops say convicted rapist and robber Davis Furth, 33, lost both his penis and his testicles when outraged Ava opened fire with a 9-mm pistol in the hotel room where he and former prison cell mate Stanley Thomas, 29, were holed up.

The wrinkled avenger also blew Thomas' testicles to kingdom come, but doctors managed to save his mangled penis, police said. "The one guy, Thomas, didn't lose his manhood, but the doctor I talked to said he won't be using it the way he used to," Detective Delp told reporters. "Both men are still in pretty bad shape, but I think they're just happy to be alive after what they've been through."

The Rambo Granny swung into action August 21 after her granddaughter Debbie was carjacked and raped in broad daylight by two knife-wielding creeps in a section of town bordering on skid row.

"When I saw the look on my Debbie's face that night in the hospital, I decided I was going to go out and get those bastards myself 'cause I figured the Law would go easy on them,"' recalled the retired library worker. " And I wasn't scared of them, either - because I've got me a gun and I've been shootin' all my life. And I wasn't dumb enough to turn it in when the law changed about owning one."

So, using a police artist's sketch of the suspects and Debbie's description of the sickos, tough-as-nails Ava spent seven days prowling the wino-infested neighborhood where the crime took place till she spotted the ill-fated rapists entering their flophouse hotel.

"I knew it was them the minute I saw 'em, but I shot a picture of 'em anyway and took it back to Debbie and she said sure as hell, it was them," the oldster recalled...

"So I went back to that hotel and found their room and knocked on the door, and the minute the big one opened the door, I shot 'em right square between the legs, right where it would really hurt 'em most, you know. Then I went in and shot the other one as he backed up pleading to me to spare him. Then I went down to the police station and turned myself in."

Now, baffled lawmen are trying to figure out exactly how to deal with the vigilante granny. "What she did was wrong, and she broke the law, but it is difficult to throw an 81-year-old woman in prison," Det. Delp said, "especially when 3 million people in the city want to nominate her for Mayor."


Sorry, we want her in India.
Let us sack Chidambaram and make her our home minister
Sent by Prakash Bhartia

Shove ’em in if they crowd at door

‘Pushers’ at stations hustle people into Metro so gates close smoothly
Calcutta, Oct. 16: If the train doesn’t move, bring on the pushers.

But before you have a vision of an army of men straining to goad a Metro rake into motion — as they do to cars with sputtering engines — all that the pushers did was shove passengers in, away from the doors.

Calcutta’s Metro Railway authorities deployed “pushers” at several stations during Ashtami and Navami to ensure that passengers kept a minimum distance of four to five inches from the doors so they could shut properly and trains could run on time. If even one door of a compartment doesn’t shut properly, a train won’t move.

Metro sources said the plan worked to some extent. “The situation was very bad on Panchami, Sashthi and Saptami when schedules went haywire and trains were delayed by more than 10 minutes on an average. On Ashtami, the delay was reduced by half,” said an official.

“Closing the doors was a major problem as the trains were overcrowded. Passengers must maintain a minimum gap of four to five inches from the door so the gates can be closed,” said Metro Rail general manager Amar Nath.

The sources said the “pushers” were activated during the 7-11pm rush hour at stations like Kalighat, Dum Dum, Kavi Nazrul (Garia Bazar), Esplanade and Sovabazar.

According to officials, some 5.3 lakh passengers took the Metro on Ashtami. By late Navami evening, almost a similar number had taken the underground.

One of those who experienced the thrust was Tarun Brahmachari. The Garia resident had just boarded the train from Kavi Nazrul station yesterday and was trying to squeeze in when a pair of hands pushed him in from behind.

“The coach was crowded and I had just managed to squeeze myself in. But I was so close to the door that it refused to shut and kept opening. Suddenly, a pair of hands propelled me away from the door. I turned around to see an RPF official pushing me in. After that the door shut.”

A senior Railway Protection Force official said the pushers were deployed from among RPF personnel and volunteers. “At stations that were overcrowded, officers and constables were instructed to guide passengers on how to properly board the train and maintain a distance from the door. This is being done since yesterday to maintain punctuality,” the official added.

So the pushers did the trick? Barnali Mitra doesn’t think so.

“I was planning to go to Kalighat but got off at Park Street after boarding the train at Esplanade,” said the English honours student from Dum Dum. “The RPF men had pushed passengers into the train, causing suffocation.”

An RPF jawan at Park Street said some of the passengers got agitated after being pushed in. “But we explained to them that if they didn’t move inside, the train won’t move.”

Metro authorities have also engaged celebrities like Prosenjit to create awareness about the need to stay away from the doors and are screening the clips on television screens inside stations.

RPF officials said some 850 personnel had been deployed at stations to manage the Puja crowd, against the 280-odd on normal days.

“The pushers have helped us a lot. Passengers keep trying to board the train and we have to wait till all of them are inside. Even after that doors can’t be closed on the first attempt,” said a driver.

So be prepared for a push the next time you take the Metro. When it come to the push, Metro will shove, pushover or not.

Our Bengali "Bhadralok" is shocked when he receives a push from behind to shove him into the metro.
It shocks him because normally he shouts "Gaye hath Deben Na",(Don't touch my body).
However, pushers have been used in trains in China for quite some time now.
Some six months ago I had posted a video showing the same being done at railway stations by officials of Chinese police. They ran from one compartment to another, pushing in people in compartments which would not close.
A good example of Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai.
What China does, we do.
I only wish we meted out the same punishment to our corrupt leaders as the Chinese.

Corruption - CWG -1

NEW DELHI: The Games are over and the fighting has begun. A day after chief minister Sheila Dikshit said corruption in the Games preparations appeared to stem from the Organizing Committee, its chairperson Suresh Kalmadi hit out at her, saying she should look at her own departments. Blasting Dikshit's "attempt to take credit" for salvaging the Games Village, Kalmadi stated bluntly, "We don't want to be the scapegoats anymore."

He also pointed out that the panel headed by former CAG V K Shunglu would probe not just the work undertaken by "the OC at a budget of Rs 1,620 crore but also the Rs 16,000 crore spent by the Delhi government". Squarely blaming the Delhi government for much of the flak the OC got, Kalmadi said: "The OC was constantly being criticized for delays and shoddy work when they were not at all involved in any construction activity... When the foot overbridge near the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium collapsed, it led to doubts about safety... We had to do a lot of hand-holding and cajoling to ensure that the full complement of 71 nations and territories took part in the Games."

Kalmadi's statement -- which he pointedly issued on Dussehra-- followed his exclusion from functions hosted by both the PM and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to felicitate CWG medal-winners. In it, he also mentioned that the Prime Minister's Office deputed a number of officers, including CEO Jarnail Singh, to work with the Organizing Committee. The import was clear: he's not going to silently accept all the blame for the messy preparations.

Many in the government and political circles are likely to agree with Kalmadi that the Group of Ministers, Cabinet Secretariat and the PMO should also be held accountable for the shoddy work that gave India many anxious moments.

However, Kalmadi chose to focus his attack on Dikshit even as he draped himself in national colours, possibly because he did not want to open too many fronts simultaneously. Besides, his attack on the CM may find support among many who have been resentful of the way Dikshit walked away with the credit for the successful Games.

"The Games have succeeded because of the efforts of Team India, including a large number of people and agencies and not any individual. Mrs Dikshit's attempt to take credit for getting the Games Village ready in time does not fit with the team concept. The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi and the OC, who were preparing the Village for over two years, coordinated the work of a number of agencies to ensure that it was entirely ready to welcome the athletes," said Kalmadi.

The pointed reference to the L-G follows a recent letter by Tejinder Khanna to the PM, protesting against Dikshit's alleged projection of herself as the `rock star' who turned around the Village. Many in the government and within the Congress share Khanna's heartburn. Statements by the like of CWG England president Kelly Holmes that England and Scotland only came to the Games because of Dikshit's efforts have only increased their angst.

In his statement, an angry Kalmadi singled out the CM's allegations, saying her "aspersions on corruption in the OC" were "disappointing" and "uncalled for". "It is not right to deflect and point fingers at others when she must indulge in self-reflection on corruption in her own departments," he said. "She has said that the ways of the OC are mysterious whereas Commonwealth Games chief Michael Fennell declared the conduct of the Games exceptional and successful."

Warning his detractors that "keeping quiet should not be interpreted as a sign of weakness" or guilt, Kalmadi insisted that transparency and accountability remained the watchwords in the OC. "We are confident that the guilty will not be spared irrespective of which agency they belong to," he said, adding that the OC had already welcomed the PM's decision for a high-level inquiry.

Claiming that the OC's responsibility was confined to conduct and delivery of the Games, Kalmadi said the organizers had done their job. "I am proud that the world has declared that conduct of the Games was faultless, with all competitions being held as per schedule... The execution of these plans was impeccable. It led Organising Committee to deliver spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies that were overseen by the Group of Ministers," adds Kalmadi's statement.

Kalmadi's attack marks the end of the pact of silence among those responsible for the Games. It is likely to lead to much airing of dirty linen but may be welcomed by those who hope that the strife will ensure that the truth comes out in all its complexity.

War has broken out between the different corrupt leaders associated with the CWG.
Watch this space closely as the mystery unfolds.

Be Yourself

The Charles Schulz Philosophy
Scroll thru slowly and read carefully to receive and enjoy full effect..

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip.
You don't have to actually answer the questions.

Just read the e-mail straight through, and you'll get the point.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.

6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.

These are no second-rate achievers.

They are the best in their fields.

But the applause dies..

Awards tarnish.

Achievements are forgotten.

Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.

2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special!!

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.


The lesson:

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials..

the most money...or the most awards.

They simply are the ones who care the most.

''Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!"

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Some Wise saying from Great People

"The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, but because of the silence of good people!"

"I am thankful to all those who said NO to me
Its Because of them I did it myself.."

Abraham Lincoln.........
"If friendship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world"

"Laughing Faces Do Not Mean That There Is Absence Of Sorrow! But It Means That They Have The Ability To Deal With It".

Willian Arthur.........
"Opportunities Are Like Sunrises, If You Wait Too Long You Can Miss Them".

"Never Play With The Feelings Of Others Because You May Win The Game But The Risk Is That You Will Surely Loose The Person For Life Time".

"When You Are In The Light, Everything Follows You,
But When You Enter Into The Dark, Even Your Own Shadow Doesnt Follow You."

"Coin Always Makes Sound But The Currency Notes Are Always Silent. So When Your Value Increases Keep Yourself Calm Silent"

John Keats........
"It Is Very Easy To Defeat Someone, But It Is Very Hard To Win Someone"

Sent by Sir, Mr. Lobo.
Well, I don't think many will agree that Hitler was great, in his own right.
Didn't he galvanize a whole nation to do wrong.
He was a great Devil

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Back row...l to r :
Chris Bell,Gordon Storey, Errol Wickens, Peter Lardner,Vivian Goves, Hugh Porter,

Seated: Glenn Storey, Frank Porter, Matt Lobo, Nelson Flavien, Roger Storey

Missing in this group : Errol Goves, Keith Goves, Brian Sweeney, Evan Cooper, Roger deLima,John Hart,Errol Ackoy.....and I may have miss Mea Culpa and E&OE !!!!

Hello ! Fellow Goethalites and Friends,

The Anglo-Indian Community hold an INTERNATIONAL REUNION every three years which takes place in different Continents.
The 1995 and 2010 Reunions were held in Perth.

It was an activity-filled occasion that went from .
25/9/10 Meet & Greet Gloucester Park
26/9/10 Concert Perth Convention Centre
27/9/10 Swan Valley Wine Tasting Tour Lunch Whiteman Park
28/9/10 Bus Trip, Perth Highlights & Afternoon Tea at the Cultural Centre
29/9/10 Jam Session & Lunch Vasto Club
30/9/10 AM Symposium/AGM Vasto Club,PM Food Fair Vasto Club
1/10/10 Fremantle Day Tour
2/10/10 Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service & Gala Ball Perth Convention Centre

THE ALL INDIA SCHOOLS REUNION was a Fundraising event for needy children in Kokata. The organiser is an Anglo Indian Lady, Jenny Busby who has been given the 'imprimatur' by the Perth A I Association to hold her function on MONDAY 27th September.

Excerpts from Jenny Busby’s Newsletter

All Schools Reunion – 27th September 2010 – what a night it was!
Chaotic to start with, then it became a night of Meeting and Greeting – friends and family catching up after years – there really isn’t a word that can describe the atmosphere in the hall that night. It was just one Big Happy Family– people get amazed that we can relate to School Friends from years ago – catching up after 50 years as if 50 years ago was only yesterday – meeting new friends and talking like we’ve known one another for years, for all those who attended the function on the 27th. I don’t have to describe it – the feedback has been nothing BUT positive – everyone enjoyed, ate, drank, and drove home safely.

To quote Dr. Oscar C. Nigli, Ph.D., M.L.A., the show was a “runaway success”.
Good wishes and success for the night were sent from far and wide, across the world.
Br. Parton, who unfortunately due to ill health, could not attend, wished us success on the night. Brs. Beddoe and Ballantyne from St. Joseph’s Nainital sent their good wishes.

The attendees list was quite impressive too: BETWEEN 35/40 Schools from all over India were represented. Br. Pat Kelly from The Edmund Rice Organisation in Perth was there to get into the “mood of the night”,
Blair and Ellen Williams (Blair is the Founder and Chairperson of CTR) and resides in New Jersey, USA. Philomena Eaton, President, Calcutta Anglo-Indian Service Society, Dr. Oscar C. Nigli, Ph.d., M.L.A., from Tamil Nadu, and his partner,
Harry MacLure, his wife Jillian and the team from Anglos In The Wind, Chennai,.
Mr. Neil O’Brien, President-in-Chief of The All India Anglo-Indian Association, Joe Bailey, Charmaine and daughter Amaris from Canberra,Yolande Gibbons from Sydney.

There was a reason for this reunion – there always was a reason behind the plan – to help the less fortunate Anglo-Indians back home. All proceeds from this function will be going back to India to help with Education.
All the proceeds will be going to CTR (Calcutta Tiljallah Relief) So we have $14,000 – the magical figure.14,000 reasons to say Thank You, 14,000 reasons to be proud of the night, 14,000 dollars to give. Once again we proved we can have FUN with FRIENDS and still do FUNDRAISING. We have $14,000 to give CTR towards education.

Jenny Busby– Perth, W.A.

Goethals was well represented by Overseas and Australian ex-students.
Unfortunately a number missed out being in the group photograph. You can well imagine trying to round up a group that was circulating and catching up with ‘old’ friends and making new ones.
I would like to make special mention of Roger deLima who was admitted into hospital just days before the function..He showed his indomitable spirit when he welcomed the host of visitors that visited him.We wish him well.

We were the only group that sang our School Anthem with gusto and we lived up to our motto. OMNIA BENE FACERE

Jimmy Keir ( Hong Kong) kindly sent me a CD of his photographs and I will use my limited IT skills in posting them in stages !

I have received the above from sir, Mr. Lobo.
I felt it so important that I had to post it immediately.
How many of our boys did you recognize.
Sir and Nelson Flavien were easy.
Among the others, I could just recognize Hugh Porter by his curled lips and also because he was the ace sprinter of his time.
If I remember right he was in the red house.
I couldn't recognize any of the others.
See how many you recognize.

India's secret of Success

Favourable dependency ratios can be a boon to any nation. And India seems to be on top of this phenomenon. At 28, the median age of India's population is expected to be the lowest in the world by the year 2020. The state of its labour force has a strong correlation with a country's fortunes. The non-working age population, which includes people who are too young or too old to work, rely on the working age population for their survival. Thus, the working population of a country being significantly higher bodes very well for any country as there are that many more people who can add to production and consumption in the economy.

The above came in my mail letter from Equitymaster.
I never saw this silver lining.
So this is the reason why India is becoming strong.
We should thank the government and many municipalities for allowing us poor hygiene and poor health-care so that our aged people die young and we enjoy the benefits of a young work force.
We will thus always have a young work force.
While the Western countries, China and Japan are filled up with old, senile people in their 80's and 90s as their young do not marry and procreate, we will always have a young work force of average age 28 to 30 as our old people cannot hope to live beyond the 70s.

Games over, PM orders probe into CWG corruption charges

PTI, Oct 15, 2010, 09.04pm IST NEW DELHI: With the Commonwealth Games over and demands for probe for mounting, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tonight appointed a high-level committee headed by a former CAG to go into allegations of corruption related to the mega sporting event.

The committee, headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) V K Shunglu, will submit its report to the Prime Minister within three months, PMO spokesman said.

The announcement came even as the CAG stepped into the picture to conduct assessment of various projects related to the CWG with officials set to visit all the stadia and go through records.

Significantly, CWG Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, who has been in the line of fire over the corruption allegations, was snubbed when he was not invited to a felicitation at the Prime Minister's residence for Indian medal winners.

"The government has decided to constitute a high-level committee under former CAG V K Shunglu to look into all matters relating to organising and conduct of the Commonwealth Games 2010, New Delhi, including to draw lessons from it," the spokesman said.

The details of terms of reference will be announced in a day or two, the spokesman said.

The developments came as opposition parties, which had held their fire during the 12-day event, today stepped up their demand for thorough probe into corruption charges which the Congress said should be done and those guilty, if any, be brought to book.

If history is anything to go by, nothing will come out of this probe.
It is an eye-wash.
Both the government and the opposition are equally tainted in the brush of corruption.
The probe will go on and on and on until the public, which has very short memory forget. This will happen as soon as the next catastrophe or scandal occurs.
Remember 26/11.
The Maharashtra Home Minister, Patil was reinstated as soon as the people's anger had died down.
One thing good, an ex CAG personnel has been appointed.
I have more confidence on the CAG than on the CBI.
The CBI is just the pet poodle of the government.

What is the difference between http and https ?

Don't know how many of you are aware of this difference, but it is worth sending to any that do not.....

**The main difference between http:// and https:// is It's all
about keeping you secure** HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol

The S (big surprise) stands for "Secure".. If you visit a
website or web page, and look at the address in the web browser, it will likely begin with the following: http:///.%C2%A0;
This means that the website is talking to your browser using
the regular 'unsecured' language. In other words, it is possible for someone to "eavesdrop" on your computer's conversation with the website. If you fill out a form on the website, someone might see the information you send to that site.

This is why you never ever enter your credit card number in an
http! website! But if the web address begins with https://, that
basically means your computer is talking to the website in a
secure code that no one can eavesdrop on.

You understand why this is so important, right?

If a website ever asks you to enter your credit card
information, you should automatically look to see if the web
address begins with https://.

If it doesn't, You should NEVER enter sensitive
information....such as a credit card number.


Sent by Kailash Joshi

Friday, October 15, 2010

Special Day - 10-10.10

On October 10 , 2010

At 10 hours 10 minutes and 10 seconds on 10th of October
this year, the time and date will be

10:10:10 10/10/10

This will never happen in your life again??!!!!

This October has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays all in one month. It happens only once every 823 years.

Sent by Keith Hayward

How to fail a test with dignity:

Why Teachers Drink...........

Sent by Prakash Bhartia.

Would we have had the guts to give these answers during our times?
Definitely not.
I suppose this is the result of the new fad on not using the cane.
Yes, we all remember the caning we received in school from our teachers.
It was both painful and shameful.
But now we look back to the caning with humour and nostalgia.
It had made us disciplined boys.

I pity the children of today who lack the discipline because they do not receive six of the best when they are at fault.