A happy BB to BBB!

If you can’t figure out the heading, lemme tell you-the first Bs stand for Blog Birthday and the second Bs for Big Bong Bang! Yeah today is our blog’s first Birthday!!!

A very happy blogiversary to us 🙂 My co-blogger started this blog with a zeal by a series of post and I was almost a non-contributing partner then 😛 . I had planned to post something special on this day, but poor me don’t have even time to breath these days. Just day before yesterday itself, my co-blogger was complaining to me for not blogging anything these day, but he is nowhere to be seen in blogosphere (and real world too) today. This little virtual celebration is incomplete without him, so am expecting at least a comment here. 😐

I am thankful to all those people who visit this blog or bumps to this blog and who leaves comments and also who prefer to be silent. Keep visiting 😀

BTW it’s my doggie’s bday too, so happy b’day to her too!!

Singing Condoms to solve India’s Overpopulation problem

A lighter dose after the last ‘heavy’ post.  Birth control and STD prevention are serious issues. That’s why hilarious ads with few dudes singing and dancing in colorful condom costumes are sometimes the only way to sufficiently get the “Safe Sex” message out to the people. It’s in Telugu, but with proper subtitle!

From YoutTube description : This is an entertaining and educational video in Telugu on Condom usage, to prevent from sexually transmitted infections and HIV, from Nrityanjali Academy, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

 

Enjoy! 😀

Gujarat Riots: Tehelka Story

Prelude: I read this report through multiple RSS feeds yesterday night, and today morning mentioned this to one of my colleague, who is a ‘person of Indian origin’ 😉 and in general I respect his intelligence and opinions. Unfortunately we do not share same point of view about religion. All hell broke loose and the following debate was (very) heated!

Anyway, just to clarify,

  1. I am NOT only against ‘Hindu fundamentalism’, I am against all religious fundamentalism. Rather let me say, I believe (all) religions poison everything!
  2. Tehelka constantly target ‘Hindu right wing’, I agree, but the point is, they bring proof. Period! Why they don’t go after ‘other’ religious fundamentalists? Yes, I believe they should. But that doesn’t nullify the true investigative journalism they bring to the table. 
  3. There are no Perspective difference of ‘Truth’ when it’s proven. It’s called beyond reasonable doubt.

 

Tehelka has proof on camera that brings to light the compliance of the State machinery in Gujarat in the riots in 2002. It is reported that Narendra Modi gave the rioters 3 days to do what they wished. He asked the administration to look the other way, while the genocide unfurled.

Watch this video of Babu Bajrangi, A local Bajrang Dal leader and one of the main conspirators. And be very very scared and ashamed!

 

Contents of the full report at Tehelka:

 

First-hand accounts from the men who plotted and executed the genocide in Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Sabarkantha. Mayhem was meticulously planned and carried out by VHP-Bajrang Dal cadres across Muslim localities. READ »


The VHP and the Bajrang Dal manufactured and distributed lethal weapons across the state, often with the connivance of the police.
READ »


Shocking accounts of how the guardians of the law colluded with the outlaws to make Gujarat’s horror even worse.
READ »


Key BJP, RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal activists speak openly of how Narendra Modi blessed the anti-Muslim pogrom .
READ »

How public prosecutors ran with the hare and hunted with the hound, keeping their sympathies strictly for the accused. Government Counsel Arvind Pandya on how he hopes to subvert justice by manipulating the Nanavati-Shah Commission, set up to ascertain the truth.
READ »

The truth behind Naroda Patiya, the grisliest massacre of 2002. Ahmedabad police’s collusion in the pogrom and its cover-up. Gory details of how former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri was hacked limb by limb at Gulbarg Society, in the words of those who did it. READ »

How spontaneous mob fury was shown as a premeditated conspiracy by the police who produced fake witnesses by bribing, coercion and torture. READ »

Right Place : Awesome Japanese [very] short movie

Via Digg, found this great short movie called “Right Place” at YouTube, directed by Kosai Sakine

 

 

Right Place is an ‘almost silent’, five and a half minute movie. It tells the story of a young man with OCD, for whom working in a late-night convenience store is patently not a suitable career path. Walking home in the rain after being thrown out of his job, he finally discovers the right place in life that he’s been searching for …

Right Place” was reported by “shots” as the most highly praised film at Asia-Pacific Advertising Festival in 2005. The showcase was held under the sponsorship of JAC (Japan Association of TV commercial Companies); young directors from five countries made films on the theme of “Fear No Change”.