Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Respect for Sri H S Phoolka, an AAP candidate in Punjab

About four days back, a strange but pleasant incident happened with me; which is unforgettable.
 I along with number of Aam Aadmi Party supporters were gathered at Jamalpur Chownk, Chandigarh Road Ludhiana. The purpose was to campaign for AAP candidate Sh. H S Phoolka.
 AAP supporters were holding banners of Sh. Phoolka in their hands. They were also distributing the pamphlets to the persons passing there. 
Suddenly I saw a Police SUV with the sticker of VIP coming towards us.
 A high ranking Police Officer was sitting in the Car and he was holding a bunch of papers in his hands. The Car stopped near us.
 I thought that they may be on Election Duty and want to inquire about any permission about gathering. He opened the Window glass and handed over those papers to our Volunteers. I was surprised to see that it was a Poster of AAM AADMI PARTY having Photo of Sh. Phoolka on it. He said that the poster was lying in the street and he picked it up with the intention that Photo of Sh. Phoolka should not be in the feet of the people. Now he saw the volunteers, so handed it to the appropriate hands.
 I immediately approached him and thanked him from my heart. This type of respect Sh. Phoolka enjoys in the heart of Learned,Vigilant and Mature people of our Society. Mr. Phoolka has earned this reputation and respect due to his services to the Mankind and Society, particularly Delhi Sikh Riots Victims, Child and Girls Trafficking and Anti Drug Movements. He is fearlessly perseuing his activities for more than thirty years. Any Pressure or Threat from the Congress Leaders or from the Maffias could not divert him from his Selfless Mission
 I am not a blind supporter of any Person or Party. But I am the supporter of Merits and Values of a person. Shri H S Phoolka deserves to be Voted and Supported. This incident has further strengthened my decision to support Sh.Phoolka. I request you all to decide on the basis of Merits - Vote and Support Sh. H S Phoolka, candidate for AAM AADMI PARTY for Corruption Free and Clean Parliament of India. I am sure, if there will be Clean MP's in Parliament - irrespective of any party ; then every decision of Parliament will be better for our Country and Society.

The above is a report by Dhiraj Khanna in the AAP FB page.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

How Narendra Modi shielded Purushottam Solanki of Fisheries Scam…

Ishaq Maradia, a trader from village Bhagal in Banaskantha district of Gujarat, had applied for fishing contracts for four reservoirs in June 2008. A total of 82 of these contracts were to be leased out all over Gujarat. However he was in for a rude shock. The Minister of state for Ports and Fisheries, Purushottam Solanki granted the contracts of 58 reservoirs including those for which he had applied to his favorite parties in July and August. For just 28 dams, the lost income to the exchequer totaled an eye-popping Rupees 420 crore (over four billion) of lost income for the ten year period.
The Gujarat High Court Division Bench on 29 September 2008 ruled the contracts were awarded not by the competent authority, the district officers, as per normal government procedure, but instead the minister had ‘usurped the powers to award the contracts for extraneous reasons to favor certain parties for illegal gratification.’.
Despite High Court’s indictment, the real challenge for Ishaq was posed by Narendra Modi and his cabinet that stonewalled his demand for the minister’s prosecution. In response to Ishaq’s request to Gujarat Government to grant sanction for the criminal prosecution of Purushottam Solanki, here is the response of Advocate General Kamal Trivedi in Gujarat High Court.
Extracts from CrMA No 10661 of 2010. The complete scanned document is produced at the bottom of the post. The relevant sections have been underlined in the scanned copy.
“During the course of hearing, Mr Kamal Trivedi, learned Advocate General for the Respondents, to make it more elaborate the contents made in paragraph 6 of the aforesaid affidavit states that the decision dated 28.9.2010 refusing the sanction for prosecution under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against the Respondents No. 3 herein which has been taken at the highest level, means that, the decision has been taken by the Hon’ble Minister of State For Law and Justice, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Law and Justice as well as Hon’ble Chief Minister of the State
Refusal Of Sanction To Prosecute Purushottam Solanki By Narendra Modi
Refusal Of Sanction To Prosecute Purushottam Solanki By Narendra Modi
Advocate General of Gujarat, Kamal Trivedi, stated in the most unambiguous words that the decision to decline sanction for criminal prosecution of Purushottam Solanki in 2010 under the Prevention of Corruption Act came directly from the Chief Minister. This was after Gujarat High Court had already indicted the Minister in 2008!
Eventually, the Governor of Gujarat, had to intervene that resulted in granting of the sanction to prosecute Purushottam Solanki. Here’s that order.
Sanction for Criminal Prosecution of Purushottam Solanki
Sanction for Criminal Prosecution of Purushottam Solanki
Narendra Modi often gloats about Gujarat’s clean Governance. He tries to portray a picture before the Nation that Gujarat’s Governance is devoid of corruption. But Modi conveniently forgets that he himself stonewalled the fight of a common man against Corruption in Gujarat.

Calling into question Modi's leadership style

There is an online blitzkrieg of information glorifying and even deifying Modi. One of those stories that are in circulation is about the boy Narendra swimming across a crocodile infested river only to hoist a flag atop a temple on the other side! Today, the deification of Modi is happening instantaneously right in front of our eyes, thanks to a focused PR campaign fueled by raw money power. It leads us to believe that Modi is the panacea to all the ills of Indian society, that he will transform India into a super power, replicate the Gujarat model of development in all the other states, kickstart industrial growth, and turn India into the land of milk and honey. That the Gujarat model could be intrinsically flawed is being pointed out by feeble voices that are drowned amidst the din of the Hindu brigade calling for change. That Modi and Gujarat have a poor human rights record in comparison with the rest of India is conveniently glossed over. For the moment, however, let us assume that it’s all hunky-dory in Gujarat, and let us look at Modi’s leadership style that has been on display since the start of his quest for prime ministership. 

Firstly, it has taken eons for Modi to step into TV studios. And now at the eleventh hour, it’s obvious that his media appearances have been so carefully choreographed and stage managed with biased TV hosts that it’s embarrassing, to say the least, and makes a mockery of TV journalism in this day and age. For example, the Ghoshnapatra format was changed to suit Modi with three relatively unknown, visibly terrified journalists quizzing the soon-to-be-king. Gone was the aggressive crowd of journalists and critics that spewed venom in a free-for-all “feed them to the lions” setting that the likes of Arvind Kejriwal and Yogendra Yadav were subjected to at previous Ghohnapatra shows. Clearly, when it comes to sheer courage to face up to issues head-on, it is undeniable that our PM-hopeful is found to be wanting. And this is troubling, to say the least. On the one hand, Modi has been moving around the country, unleashing some catchy rhetoric, laced with biting sarcasm, tempting inducements, and veiled promises of a rosy future. Ironically, for a man who has all the answers, Modi seems to want to hand-pick the questions and the hosts when it comes to his interviews. 

In the real world, BJP supporters beat up and attack opponents. The BJP cadres have already started unleashing violent attacks on perceived enemies like Arvind Kejriwal, Somnath Bharti, and AAP volunteers. They leaders are being singled out for attack, perhaps because their supporters are believed to be smaller in number and therefore incapable of proportionate retaliation. 

Sadly, the online world is no different. BJP trolls hurl abuses and target their critics. What does it take for Modi to keeps his forces in check and not allow them to go so overboard that it becomes impossible to have a civil dialogue or healthy debate on any topic whatsoever, both online and in the real world? Modi has never bothered to call upon his supporters to exercise restraint. He has never condemned such attacks. What message does his silence communicate? One of the worst outcomes of the Modi mania is that it has throttled public discourse. This is yet another opportunity to display leadership that Modi has shied away from, not only on the odd occasion but repeatedly.

Bihar's BJP leader, Giriraj Singh, stirred up a controversy saying that those opposing Narendra Modi would have to go to Pakistan after the Lok Sabha elections. VHP chief, Praveen Togadia, says Muslims should not be allowed to buy land in Hindu dominated areas. Yet, Modi has remained silent. Unfortunately, this is the norm for Modi and not an aberration. For instance, he has never said a word about Maya Kodnani, first MLA to be convicted in a post-Godhra riots case and former minister in his cabinet.

Then there is the mysterious snoopgate scandal where Modi as CM of Gujarat abused state power to keep tabs on a young woman by tapping her phone and her tracking her movements. The Sangh Parivar has never been known for being woman–friendly. With Modi at the helm, what can the women of this country expect? It is a frightening thought. Will the Sriram Sena influence and police women’s issues? Is there even a remote hope for a women’s reservation bill in an NDA administration? These are genuine and legitimate concerns and Modi has done little to quell such fears. Once again, an opportunity to display leadership that has gone abegging. 

In addition to these external challenges, Modi has plenty of intra-party challenges that test his leadership. It’s well-known that many in his party leadership view him with suspicion and are at best reluctant co-travelers in this Modi-mania. Also, his right hand man is Amit Shah, a man with a dubious track record. Does Modi believe in seeking inputs in the decision making process or is he an autocrat like his critics believe? His track record in Gujarat indicates the latter rather than the former. For instance, after all these years, Modi still holds on to the home ministry in Gujarat. Despite being in power for three terms, there is no sign of a second line of leadership. Modi has done little to address these concerns, implying an inherent inability to build consensus or be inclusive and a general lack of trust even in his own team. 

There is a Modi wave, we are told. Amit Shah predicts it will turn into a tsunami. Perhaps he is right. The tsunami is a destructive force - powerful, irresistible, yet devastating. It’s the fear of this devastation post-election that is terrifying Modi’s opponents the world over and with valid reasons. 

Effective leaders are not afraid to take on the most difficult issues of the day head-on. Besides, they step up and are “leader-like” in most matters. Modi has continued to pass up on so many such opportunities that seem to present themselves, almost on a daily basis. Sadly, even a small positive step from him in this direction will go a long way in calming nerves and improving the overall tenor of public discourse during a crucial election. 

In the interest of the country at large, let us hope that he seizes on such opportunities to display his leadership while still on the road to Delhi, because, as of today, he bodes fear more than hope, distrust more than confidence, belligerence more than calm, and war more than peace. 

The above has been written by Pran Kurup

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Congress - BJP apthi-patni ka Rishta

Arvind has always said that the Congress & BJP are two sides of the same coin, a husband wife relationship. Nothing shows it more than the episode below. Why was the Congress quiet all these days and started exposing Modi in the Hawala racket only after the BJP started attacking Vadra. And why did the BJP attack Vadra so late when they had all the papers for the last two years and have been in power in Rajasthan for the last 4 months.
They are just doing shadow boxing for the gullible public
New Delhi: Congress on Monday releasing one purportedly showing Narendra Modi in pictures with one Afroz Fatta arrested in connection with a Rs,1000 crore hawala racket and dared the BJP PM candidate to submit himself to an independent probe.
Claiming Fatta to be a "well known BJP supporter and a protege of Modi", party spokesman Randeep Surjewala told reporters that he was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate of Ahmedabad and Surat which unearthed a major hawala racket after carrying out a raid at his residence.
The CD was brought out a day after BJP released a video CD targeting Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi and husband of Priyanka Gandhi, over his alleged land deals. Congress has already dismissed the charges as trash.
Maintaining that the racket, according to ED, exceeds Rs 1,000 crore and can extend to Rs 5,000 crore and the transaction of underworld money through the hawala route is suspected, Surjewala posed a number of questions.
"What is the nature of relationship, connection and protection offered by Modi to Fatta, the alleged hawala kingpin who features in a number of photos along with the Gujarat Chief Minister in various social and political functions"? he said.
He said the pictures of Fatta on the website of Modi holding meetings in the Chief Minister's office as also on the website of Gujarat BJP reflect the relationship of proximity that needs to be examined and investigated.
"Whether Narendra Modi will agree to submit himself to an independent probe through an agency outside Gujarat to determine his connection or absence thereof to this hawala racket of great magnitude....If he has nothing to hide, he should submit himself to an independent probe," Surjewala said.
Wondering whose money running into Rs 1,000 crore or more was being transmitted through the hawala racket, Surejwala said there is a need to find out in what shape and what purpose this money was being brought back in India and put to what use.
"Whether the complete complacency of Modi and his government to one of the biggest hawala rackets being run in Surat under their nose and eye points towards their complicity or indifference to upholding the law and checking nefarious elements involved in anti-national activities?", he said.
Noting that four shooters of underworld don Babloo Srivastav had shot at one Amjad Dalal, brother of Afzal Dalal, who is a partner of Fatta, Surjewala wanted to know what is the connection of this racket to the underworld and Babloo.
"How is he (Babloo) seeking a stake in the money being channelised through hawala racket? Do Modi and others have any connection to these underworld criminals?" he said. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Who is Arvind Kejriwal ? A poem.

कौन है यह केजरीवाल?
कोई कहता है अमेरिका एजेंट है,
कोईकहता है काँग्रेस का एजेंट,

कोई कहता है कि ये RSS एजेंटहै,।
कोई कहता है कि ये पाकिस्तान का एजेंटहै,।
कभी उपवास करता है, कभी कहीं बिजली कनेक्शन
जोड़नेपहुच जाता है।
मैं बताता हूँ कौन है केजरीवाल।
यहमेरी या तुम्हारी तरह ही का आम इंसान है,
बस अंतर यह हैकि इस व्यक्ति में'रीढ़ की हड्डी' मौजूद
यह हमारी तरहसिस्टम को दोष देकर घर में नहीं बैठ
बल्कि सीधा खड़ा हो गया, तनकर, यह सोच कर,
कि अगर सिस्टम खराब है तो बदल देना चाहिये इसे।
यह, वह आदमी है,
जिसने अपनी IRS की नौकरी इसलिए छोड़ दी,
कि कुछकरना है। IRS की नौकरी मे चाहता,
तो इतना पैसा खींचता,
कि अगली सत्तर पीढ़ियां किसी अच्छे सिस्टम वाले देश
मेंबैठ कर खातीं। पर नहीं, क्यों?
इसलिये कि देश के लिये कुछकरना है।
यह, वह आदमी है,
जिसके पास न वोट खरीदने केलिए पैसा है, ना भीड़
जुटाने केलिए,
फिर भी दम भरता हैकि देश की राजनीति को बदल कर
रख देगा।
है किसी की दम जो इरादों को हिला दे?
मीडिया मेरी बात नहीं कहता,
कोईबात नहीं, और ज्यादा जोर से चिल्लाऊँगा,
लेकिन चुपनहीं बैठूंगा, हार नहीं मानूँगा। यह,
वह आदमी है,
जो आज केसमय में भी, जबकि नैतिक मूल्यों और
ईमानदारी की बातकरने वाले को बेवकूफ
समझा जाता है, उन्हीं मूल्यों मेंविश्वास करता है,
और मूल्यों की दम पर ही क्रांति लानेकी बात करता है।
यह, वह व्यक्ति है दोस्तों,
जो हिन्दुस्तानकी आखिरी उम्मीद है,
अगर हमने आज इसे बेइमानों केहाथों हारने दिया,
तो कभी कोई क्रांति नहीं हो सकेगी इस देशमें। मैनें
तो सोच लिय़ा है,
कि जहाँ तक मेरा बस चलेगा, इसक्रांति की मशाल
को बुझने नहीं दूंगा

Who is this Arvind Kejriwal?
Some say he is an American agent.
Others say he is a Congress agent.
Some say he is an RSS agent.
Others say he is a Pakistani agent.

Some times he fasts and 
sometimes he goes to connect 
disconnected electrical connections.

Let me tell you who is this Kejriwal!
He is like you and me a common man
The only difference is that his spine is firm.
Like us he did not blame the system
and sat back quietly in his home.
Instead, he stood upright, with a will to fight,
and change the system, if it was blighted.
He is that person who left his IRS job just
So he could do something.
He could have earned so much in the IRS
That his 70 generations could live happily
I a country which had good systems.
But he didn't do that. Why?
Because he wanted to do something for the country.
He is that person
Who has no money to buy votes or source crowds
but still challenges that he will change the politics of the country.
Has anyone the strength to make him deviate?
The media does not convey my views
No matter, I will shout louder.
But I will not keep quiet, I will not accept defeat.
In this age anyone talking of 
basic values and honesty is thought to be a fool.
He is that person who believes in these
and talks of bringing about a revolution based on these.
He is that person, friends,
who is the last chance for us Indians.
If we allow the corrupt to defeat him
No revolution will come to India.
I don't know about you
But I have pledged that I
will not let this flame of revolution be extinguished.

The above poem in Hindi was posted by S K Kuldip Sfi on AAP FB page.
I have just copies and translated it.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Lt Gen Panag joins AAP, says it’s ‘the best for me’

Lt Gen (Retd) H S Panag, the father of actor Gul Panag, has joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He says he will contribute towards raising the issues concerning national security as well as those pertaining to defence personnel.
Panag, who recently completed his tenure as an administrative member of the Armed Forces Tribunal, finds the members of the AAP to be “nice, polite and humble”.
“I cannot sit in an armchair and keep criticising political parties or only write about shortcomings in the system. I felt it was time to make a difference. Of all the political parties, this is the best for my kind of personality. Despite their shortcomings, the party is on a learning curve. It is a movement that has been launched,” he said. “Their leaders are nice, polite and humble people.”
Panag, who is based in Panchkula, asserted that he was not at all interested in contesting the election or applying for the ticket. He said he hoped to raise issues pertaining to the defence personnel, both serving and retired, as well as advise the party on issues of national security.
Maintaining that the AAP was attracting the lower middle class as well as the intelligentsia, he said that the party was in the process of formulating its views on different policy matters.
Lt Gen Panag is among a host of well-known people who have joined the party. Earlier, Savita Bhatti, wife of the late actor Jaspal Bhatti, had joined the AAP. So had Nirmal Kaur, wife of veteran athlete Milkha Singh. Several former bureaucrats, industrialists and traders have also taken the AAP membership.

Friday, April 25, 2014

10 things Hong Kong does better than anywhere else

                                                          By Zoe Li, CNN

Home of Bruce Lee, divine dim sum, lofty buildings, loftier real estate prices and -- in spite of all those buildings -- easy access to incredible stretches of great outdoors.
It's been more than 15 years since the British handed Hong Kong over to Chinese rule but little has changed.
Hong Kong remains a competitive and independent city, consistently ranked as one of the world's best places to live.
But don't take our word for it.
Here are 10 things this great city does better than anywhere else.
1. Tonal talents
Native English speakers who've managed to learn Cantonese from scratch: give yourselves a pat on the back.
The language has a total of six to nine tones, depending on where you're hearing it, compared to English's zero tones.
No other Asian language comes close. (There are four tones in Mandarin, five in Thai and six in Vietnamese).
That's kind of like saying one English word can be pronounced six different ways and have at least six different meanings.
Locals like to say this makes us particularly good at music (certain karaoke sessions have proven otherwise) and studies have shown there's some truth to this.
To add to the complexity -- and fun -- of the language, Cantonese is a dialect with new slang invented everyday and many words aren't used in written communication.
Check out Carlos Douh's YouTube channel, the Internet's most entertaining Cantonese language teacher, for quick and easy Cantonese lessons.
2. Staying alive
Don't wanna get murdered?
Come to Hong Kong!
The city not only has one of the lowest crime rates in the world, it ranks third in a list compiled by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in 2011 of places with the least homicides.
Hong Kong -- with an intentional homicide rate of 0.2 per 100,000 people in the last 16 years -- only lost out to Monaco and Palau, where there have been zero recorded murders.
When you consider that Hong Kong has a population of more than 7 million crammed into a city of 1,104 square kilometers, while Monaco only has about 36,000 people and idyllic island nation Palau about 20,000, Hong Kong definitely triumphs as the safest city in the world.
3. Getting you there
Hong Kong is really good at getting you where you need to go.
The public transportation system is famous around the world for its efficiency and profitability, making Hong Kong one of the least car-dependent cities, with only about 710,000 registered vehicles.
In particular, the MTR Corporation that operates Hong Kong's subway system is so good at what they do they run other city's trains as well, including operating sections of subway lines in Beijing, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, London and the whole of Melbourne and Stockholm's underground networks.
4. Building into the sky
When you've got a heck of a lot of people and very little land, what do you do?
Hong Kong's solution is to stack them up on top of each other, inside tall buildings.
Once the city started doing it, it couldn't stop.
Hong Kong now has 1,251 skyscrapers and high-rises, the most in the world, creating a dramatic skyline.
There's the bamboo-like Bank of China by renowned architect I.M. Pei and the 490-meter International Commerce Centre (Hong Kong's tallest), the latter of which will become a gigantic art piece at the hands of sound artist Carsten Nicolai during Art Basel Hong Kong 2014.
5. Daredevil construction
Most of those skyscrapers were built using bamboo scaffolding, an old craft that involves tying long pieces of sturdy bamboo together to form a freestanding grid structure for workmen to hang out on.
Daredevil scaffolders dangling precariously on bits of bamboo suspended in midair, with a small harness for support, are a common and heart-stopping sight in Hong Kong's streets.
While most other cities are using steel and aluminium scaffolding, Hong Kong stands by bamboo, even establishing a licensing system through the Hong Kong Construction Industry Council.
There are now more than 1,700 bamboo scaffolders registered with the Construction Workers Registration Board.
6. Letting you keep your money
As a financial center that's historically been seen as the gateway to the Chinese market, Hong Kong is a great place to make money.
What truly sets it apart is that residents actually get to keep most of the money they earn.
With one of the lowest salaries tax rates in the world, capped at 15-17% and no sales tax or VAT, Hong Kong is an attractive place to work and play.
The profits tax rate is the same for foreign and local companies at a low 16.5% and there's no capital gains tax in Hong Kong.
That doesn't make the local government a charity case though.
Property and shares trade keep the government flush -- Financial Secretary John Tsang estimates an HK$12 billion surplus for this year.
7. Kung fu movies
Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat, Maggie Cheung, John Woo, Wong Kar-wai ... the list of Hong Kong's cinematic heavy hitters goes on.
For a relatively small city (population 7 million) tucked away in a far corner of East Asia, Hong Kong sure has produced a lot of Hollywood-worthy stars.
But it's the city's kung fu movies that are the most recognized.
"Enter the Dragon," "Fist of Fury," "Once Upon a Time in China," and "Drunken Master" are just a few of the classics that come to mind.
Much of the city's cinematic martial arts glory is due to the efforts of one legendary movie mogul: Sir Run Run Shaw, who passed away at the age of 107 in January.
Shaw put Hong Kong movies on the map by inventing and popularizing kung fu genre films in the 1970s and pushing co-productions such as "Blade Runner."
Despite all that clout Shaw never got to work with Bruce Lee, as the kung fu superstar was offered a better deal by rival Golden Harvest early in his career.
8. Soft landings
One of the most impressive sites for Hong Kong visitors is the airport.
Most love the efficiency, the fast connection to the city through the Airport Express, and the frequent traveler system that allows jet setters to use a fast lane through immigration.
The airport is one of the most lauded in the world, winning nearly 40 awards from international operations since it opened in 1998 and ranking atop Skytrax's World's Best Airport list for eight years in a row.
Sure, it's recently been toppled from the throne by Singapore's Changi Airport.
But Hong Kong handles more passenger traffic, 53 million passengers in 2011.
Take that, Singapore.
9. Foodie-ism
Hong Kong: 7 million people, 15,000 restaurants.
This is a city of unashamedly camera-toting, food-blogging, lip-smacking gourmands.
And while we don't have the restaurant density of New York City, our diversity is staggering.
Foodies here will have lunch at a three Michelin star restaurant and dinner at a street-side dai pai dong hawker stall.
Our cha chaan teng diners can whip up fantastical East-meets-West dishes, considered sacrilegious anywhere else in the world -- ever tried a syrup-slathered French toast filled with satay beef slices?
Or instant noodles dressed in a cheese sauce?
No? You haven't lived.
Take it from this city of people who are very good at eating.
10. Partying so hard the neighbors want in on it
First time visitors to Hong Kong's party area, Lan Kwai Fong, might think they've entered a time warp, suddenly appearing in Ibiza or Cancun at 9 p.m. on a Friday night.
The area crams more than 100 bars, restaurants, clubs and shops into just a few short streets (and in the high-rises along the streets), which themselves are nearly always crammed with expats, flight attendants and other 9-to-5 refugees.
Neon lights blur into happy hour signs, which blur into fridges filled with garishly colored vodka jelly shots.
Come special events, such as the Rugby Sevens or New Year's Eve, the area gets ridiculously, lung-crushingly crowded. claims it's "Hong Kong's premiere dining and entertainment destination," which makes it sound somewhat more sophisticated than it really is.
But for turning a rubbish Tuesday workday into a heady, beery, feels-like-Friday evening, where you're guaranteed to meet someone you know, there's no place like it.
It's so successful that Chinese cities are asking Lan Kwai Fong Group to re-create the nightlife districts in their cities, namely Lan Kwai Fong Chengdu and Lan Kwai Fong Wuxi.
What is the difference which sets apart Hongkong, Singpore and India.
HONEST Government.
This is why I say Arvind Kejriwal is necessary.