Friday, 19 December 2008

Car Industry Bail-out

Bush announced a plan to bail-out car industry major, popularly called Detroit - 3, today. $17.4 billion will be pumped in for saving of these falling giants. As of now $13.4 billion will be passed to General Motors (GM) and Chrysler. Ford is not to get anything right away as government do not think it is necessary.

Government has asked to make these firms viable by 31st March which is surely difficult. When the economy is down and all the industry looks weak, people are less interested in buying cars of course. Unemployment rose to pick in last two decades.

I have a question in my mind... if unemployment is at pick, even if these car makers survive for the time being by pumping billions of dollars, how will people afford to buy when they are not employed?

Bailout Cartoons

Everyone is hearing about USA sub-prime mortgage crisis, federal bailout plan and all, someone interestingly put all these thoughts in cartoons.... I like it... excellent. US citizens will be feeling this.

Mobile phones under being secured

DOT has announced today that all service providers have to verify International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number before connecting the call. Now this is good news from security point of view, but might frustrate users. It is said that there are as many as 25MN cell phones which have no or illegal IMEI number.

These cell phones are either bought in grey market mostly China make or have came from overseas by air or sea route. Switches which route the call from call point A to contact point B will need upgrade as well as software will also require change. All cell phones having no IMEI number or IMEI number consisting of all zeroes will be filtered.

Well saying this, the requirement seems pretty clear and straight forward but it's implementation will not be that easy. Only three months are given to make this change and since there are lot of combinations which are required to check for valid IMEI number, if setup is not good enough call getting thru might become nightmare.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Interesting point

Interesting Point

Some deviation from the normal political talk to make a point....

A teacher teaching Maths to seven-year-old Arnav asked him, "If I give you one apple and one apple and one apple, how many apples will you have?"Within a few seconds Arnav replied confidently, "Four!"

The dismayed teacher was expecting an effortless correct answer (three). She was disappointed. "Maybe the child did not listen properly," she thought. She repeated, "Arnav, listen carefully. If I give you one apple and one apple and one apple, how many apples will you have?"

Arnav had seen the disappointment on his teacher's face. He calculated again on his fingers. But within him he was also searching for the answer that will make the teacher happy. His search for the answer was not for the correct one, but the one that will make his teacher happy. This time hesitatingly he replied, "Four?

The disappointment stayed on the teacher's face. She remembered that Arnav liked strawberries. She thought maybe he doesn't like apples and that is making him loose focus. This time with an exaggerated excitement and twinkling in her eyes she asked, "If I give you one strawberry and one strawberry and one strawberry, then how many you will have?"

Seeing the teacher happy, young Arnav calculated on his fingers again. There was no pressure on him, but a little on the teacher. She wanted her new approach to succeed. With a hesitating smile young Arnav enquired, "Three?"

The teacher now had a victorious smile. Her approach had succeeded. She wanted to congratulate herself. But one last thing remained. Once again she asked him, "Now if I give you one apple and one apple and one more apple how many will you have?"
Promptly Arnav answered, "Four!"
The teacher was aghast. "How Arnav, how?" she demanded in a little stern and irritated voice.
In a voice that was low and hesitating young Arnav replied, "Because I already have one apple in my bag."

"When someone gives you an answer that is different from what you expect. Don't think they are wrong. There maybe an angle that you have not understood at all. You will have to listen and understand, but never listen with a predetermined notion."

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Open letter tothe president of Pakistan by a Bharatiya Muslim

This was an email forward, I wish this is what everyone thinks.... If this happens in future, Bharat will be peaceful country.

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 1:51 PM, qasimnanu wrote:

hi, every body.
Kindly read this letter in full and carefully and if possible forward this letter to all your friends and colleagues and as many people as possible.



I am a typical Muslim from Mumbai, who is very confused and upset because we are forced to follow and believe of the unrequired and forceful Islamism on us, by various fanatic Muslim religious outfits.

The reason of me writing this way to you is that in India and in Pakistan, majority of the people are living in the same situation, Thanks to our great so called Rehnumas.(Leaders) .

Today I saw your speech regarding the atrocity and dastardly act committed by terrorists from your region in India, you said you will cooperate fully and jointly in the investigations in relate to the terrorist activity in India. That is really good in the gesture and appreciative. But I am thinking of some unanswerable and mutilated questions, as mutilated as our bodies are left after terrorist attacks on us.

Since my birth, I have seen one hand which is coming forward always for peace and prosperity, is from India, and your side of hand is always in disguise. I do not understand why? And wish to understand your side of opinion on the following questions which is not allowing me to sleep in peace of my home. My only request to you is that kindly read my letter of request till the end.

Question as follows :-


Because, in my opinion, I have always seen and read that so called radical fanatic groups in Pakistan are worried of Muslims in India and across the world. They think that Muslims in India and across the globe are in dire need of their help, guidance and cooperation, and if these fanatic Muslim religious outfits will not help, Muslims around the globe will vanish.

For your kind information, we the Muslims in India are the safest Muslims in the world, because we have full liberty of practicing our religion and religious obligations, which has been guaranteed by our Constitution.

But I think in Pakistan, it is next to impossible to follow your own path freely and what I have read and seen that people are even killed while they are performing their Namaaz in the mosque. ARE KILLING MUSLIMS IN MOSQUE BY THE MUSLIMS, WHILE THEY ARE PRAYING JUSTIFIED BY ANY CHANCE OR WAY.(ISLAMIC OR ETHICAL).?

Allhamdollih, since the independence, we can proudly say that nothing of this inhuman and Unislamic incident happened in India by any of the Muslim.

By the grace of Allah Almighty, we are approximately 22 Crores Muslims living peacefully along with other communities in India. Unfortunately this Peace is always tested and Disturbed by your Evil Interference

We are proud to be an Indian. we have one of the best education system in India and we have one of the most renowned Muslim Universities, Colleges, Institutions, Hospitals, Libraries, Trusts, Islamic Scholars, Artifactoes, Qaris, Haafiz - e - Quran, Religious Bodies, Aalims, Mushtahids, Scientists, Doctors, Intellectuals, Legal Endorsers and above all The Peers, Wali Allah and what not. Alhamdollilah.

It is one of the customs of Islam for a Muslim to follow, i.e. EVERY

So kindly tell me that is it possible for us Indian to follow your type of Islam which I am sure is not true to its sense.. As I understand Islam in true form is a religion of Peace, Brotherhood,
Equality, Kindness, Avoidance, Unity, Forgiveness and Prosperity.

The Qur'an upholds the sanctity and absolute value of human life and states in Surah 6: Al-An' am: 151:
"do not take any human being's life (the life) which God has declared to be sacred -- otherwise than in (the pursuit of) justice: this has He enjoined upon you so that you might use your reason"

I also clearly remember the Hadees of Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W.S.).He says "I can feel the fragrance of Imaan coming in with the breeze from Hind" and who can forget the Akhari Khutba of Imam Hussein. Before his martyrdom in karbala, the Holy Imam said: "You have killed all my
companions, my children, my brothers and even my little baby; now I tell you to leave me, I will migrate to Yemen, to Iran or even to the far off Hind (India), stain not your hands with my blood, which is the blood of the Holy Prophet himself, you will not have salvation".

This proves that even Prophet and His Grand Son had love and affection for (Hind) India.

Mr. President, Please keep this in mind that on 14th August 1947, as soon as you became Pakistan, you ceased to be the part of this HIND, for which the Blessings are bestowed by Prophet Mohammed (S.A.W.S.) and his beloved Grand Son.

Mr. President, You are kindly requested to pay your kind and thoughtful attention 100 times and discuss this with your Olemas and Fanatical Outfits before you interfere with the internal affairs of Indian Muslims, who are blessed and gifted by the Pillars of True Islam. Kindly don't play with your eternal life henceforth.

We the Muslims in India and hopefully around the world will be highly obliged and thankful to you if you, if henceforth your unwanted interference is avoided in future.

Thank you for giving your precious time and thought to my letter.


Indian Muslim.
E mail: bmpmum[at]gmail[dot]com.(READERS KINDLY SEND YOUR OPINIONS)