31 May 2005

Mr Manmohan Singh

All hail manmohan singh.

If this stupid territorial war over Kashmir can be resolved, perhaps India and Pakistan, can be friends for once. All the way from 1947, all the prime ministers that have come and gone have attempted to bring piece in the region, using a mixture of their own brands of diplomacy and hardtalk. And none it seems made more sense, than good ole manmohan singh. It doesn't take flamboyance, doesn't take but someone with a good heart and a firm mind to do something about what can otherwise appear to a be a mess.

But for Pakistan, perhaps you could learn to administer ur own territory before u come into ours claiming more land. All the way in 1947, what would/should have been an otherwise independant nation was forced to form a partnership with India. Thanks to the attacks by ur tribesman, we had a problem. Yes the populace is largely muslim and yes, they did want to be a part of you. And yes they could have skipped the border if they wanted to do so, and yet they did not, so how far does your faith hold.

A person's nationality cannot be changed as quick as the reinking of borders, and if the Kashmiri people do not want to be Indian or Pakistani, then we cannot make them. And hail to Manmohan Singh for having realized that- "Manmohan Singh said India and Pakistan should work together to make borders "meaningless and irrelevant".

And yes borders are becoming increasing irrelevant. No longer are the peoples of a nation tied to one another based on their nationality. Indian immigrants all around the world are tied together under the blanket flag, and just as Indians within the nation do not consider themselves as being part of the BHARATH.

A nation is the combined cultural heritage of the peoples, and the state; the executive enforcement of the nation. As far as a defined interest for a nation needs to be concluded, we need collective security not extra borders for the nation to patrol.

Since when did the state become more important than the nation?
Since when did the nation have to sacrifice its country men and women, so that we can continue being the state?
Since when did the nation have to listen to the state?
A state cannot exist in so far as a nation is not there to support it.
And thank you Mr Manmohan Singh for acknowledging that.

And then the seperatists come. Thank you pakistan, in all you valour and claim, you conclude that the only way to rescue 'ur' ppl is to organise seperatists within the enemy station. Yes the boundary war means that it's a violation of the nation, and yes infecting the populace with a dominant ideology also classifies as an attack on the nation and you have continued to exploit and attack. And yet, in poetic justice, you reap what u sow.
And in that, you see, an attack on the mosque is a retailiatory attack on the closest fast food chain. You reap what u sow, when you find yourselves discriminated against by your apparent national ally, The BIG STATES, for visa claims, for tourist opportunities. Just like u reaped what u sew, when Bangladesh decided to up and go.

And India, need I even start. Yes we are a cultural capital, but where are we going economically. WE have disputes with Tibet over the existence of the Dalai Lama, and we have border disputes with China, we have disputes with the Pakis, we are incapable of having a clear line of control when it comes to Bangladeshi immigrants, we are sending insurgents into the heart of Sri Lanka's civil strife- and i need to ask. Is there a neighbour that we are friends with?

We are the sole hindu nation in the world. And we need to survive. Purchasing arms from the Israelis' not only predetermines our relationship with the member countries of the Organisation of Muslim Nations on the whole, it also undermines the fact that every year we spend 93% of our budget on defence purchases.

Not to mention the amount of labour resources going into the conversion of old ass submarines purchased from Russia into new-er models. Not to mention the socialist's nightmare come true, as capitalism takes root in a country where the morals and ethics of the public are slowly but continually being eroded due to a confused culture. Yes the big bosses say, hate the muslims and become more indian. And then they give liscencing agreements to Coke and Pepsi and let them argue it out on the Ads on t.v.
SO TELL US what the hell being indian means. Not rely on the Gods because even the Gods are becoming commercialised now. DO we need this capitalism, or let me rephrase, do we need this uncontrolled capitalism. DO we need this India Shining?

I'll tell you what we need. We need a nice kick up the arse and tell eachother that good relations and security are not a given but things that people have to work hard at before it can be achieved. And thank you Mr Singh for not beinga push over and making that first step towards peace. Yes you are signing agreements with the puppetish Minister in Pakistan. And yes u do need to be heard by the dictator. But good luck to u and thanks for trying. We all want our country to be respected, and our nation happy.

On a second note: some interesting blogs
~http://afamilyinbaghdad.blogspot.com/
~http://www.thisfish.com/
~http://www.mixedmediawatch.com/

29 May 2005

Rights of Individuals

Human Rights....

easy to define, hard to follow. And i'm nt even talking about the malaysian government.

>>>>>>>>>>
sister was meant to call today. Sister who loves me. She wanted to send me the picture of my nephew but she didn't, because she wanted me to hear him cry. And i thought, i could do the online chattin thing. Where i can listem to him cry. Listen to him let that cute cryin noise that they do. My galfren sez that it sounds noisy i dun think so. So i thought i'd go and buy myself some speakers.
>>>>>>>>>>>>

And he sed, passport.
I sed at home.
to jail with me then.
I'll get it now i sed.
Ur fren can do that.
And he did.
But the boss wasn't in.
So i'm still here stuck.
Detention centre they say.
Cramped up bed i say.
2 days i've been here.
Waiting for the boss to come.
But he hasn't i dunno why.
So i wait till tommorow.
And i have a test.
I do/am angry.
Though it will do me no good.
And so i wait till when.
I can hear the baby cry.
I can go back home.
And live my life free agian.

other issues of concerning malaysian media....

24 May 2005

Ashe and the Old World

Before there was day,
before there was night,
and before there was a Universe,
All things lived in harmony in Olorun,
The Cosmic Heavens, located in the realm of Ikode Orun.
The Giant Egg that sat in the center of Nothingness.

http://www.mythome.org/yorubareligion.html


Ashe has a Thought

Now realize before the beginning of everything there was only Ashe, the creative force itself. It was in no pot. There was nothing but Ashe. But one day Ashe began to think. And when thinking began Ashe became Oloddumare (The mighty creator). And as Oloddumare thought he thought matter, and so matter became to be. And the matter is called Olorun(The realm of Olorun), the Adobe at the center of everything. But matter became a she as Oloddumare is a he, for thinking causes a reaction in the opposite direction, a male thinking generates a female thing; a female thinking a male thing. The name of the thinking creating matter in Olorun is Nana Baruku, the Grandmother of all the divinities. YORUBA RELIGION FROM AFRICA

That's balance for you... there might be hundreds divisions, of races, of stratifications... bt the importance lies not which one one belongs to or is in, bt rather, in balance. Folk myths make more sense that our own modern day ones... and i thought we're meant to progress through time.

Thought these names were interesting:



Hine-nui-te-po / Maori
(underworld)

Bali /Indian
(underworld)

Age /Fon (african tibe)
(underworld)

Fa /Benin
(destiny)

Col /Nuer
(rains)

Eate /Basque
(fire)

Egata /Basque
(storms)

Taran /Gaellic
(storm)


Fish And Cow

I knw so little about fish... so so so little...

for instance

~ did u knw they get fat?
~ they have a blood stream
~ it's painfull when you tap on the glass of an aquarium

~Endothermic teleosts (bony fishes) are all in the suborder Scombroidei and include the billfishes, tunas, and one species of "primitive" mackerel. All sharks shortfin mako, long fin mako, white, porbeagle, and salmon shark – are known to have the capacity for endotherm. The degree of endothermy varies from the billfish, which warm only their eyes and brain, to bluefin tuna and porbeagle sharks who maintain body temperatures elevated in excess of 20°C above ambient water temperatures. Endothermy, though metabolically costly, is thought to provide advantages such as increased contractile force of muscles, higher rates of central nervous system processing, and higher rates of digestion.

Just like cows.... well i knw more abt them than fish

for instance

~strange how cows appear to produce milk naturally while most other mammals produce it to feed their young. Cows produce thicker milk when they have calves...

~A popular misconception about cattle (primarily bulls) is that they are enraged by the colour red. This is incorrect; cattle are totally colour-blind, and can only see in greyscale. The main source of this rumour is the fact that Matadors traditionally use red-coloured capes to provoke bulls into attacking. In fact, the red color is merely traditional; the movement of the cape is the attractant

~The worship of the Sacred Bull throughout the ancient world is most familiar in the episode of the idol of the Golden Calf made by Aaron and worshipped by the Hebrews in the wilderness of Sinai (Exodus). But far to the east, Shiva's holy steed is Nandi, the Bull.


Intriguing wouldn't you say?

20 May 2005

Death Drive

satisfied, i am...

ha ha star wars baby ;)...

Freud in Class

1. death drive: the urge to cheat death

2. Fort/Da: the 'peek-aboo' effect....

Met a bunch of interesting ppl.. made me wonder where all my fervour went...bt for all that i knw i have an active death drive.. i knw that pretty well and i don't care what Andrew says, i cannot stomach in the whole womb effect of the theatre...

http://ecofascist.blogspot.com/

All arnd my age, and wonder if that 'me' was given up for this one. One that i am not too glad of being or becoming. My sci-fi self seems to think that it's possible to explore the parallel planes of existence, the one where i am something entirely different to what i am today. Good blog, good link...for those of you who take an active interest in india and its political climate, this should be good feed for the active brain.. for those of u who cudn give a shit, read on i'm sure u'd enjoy the interest that cannot be simply grown.... ;)

19 May 2005

Reasons to Smile I

Ai...

playing basketball with devinka and niro last nite i realized two things abt myself... he he he... i am stubborn... rebel without a cause.. i need to occupy myself with things that are worth fighting for... ofcourse.. jundaboy's 'a woman watching a movie alone- unacceptable' line is unforgivable... bt he din say it with ne mal intention- true?
no reason to get pissed off at that.. bt the information that another person mite be goin on the same show as mine has made me want to watch Darth now... now meaning in the next two hours..so i need to find the crew wit today's ticket... soon, fast...
i will not end up in a movie alone with someone who thinks he can catch me in the act of watchin one alone.. i have livid day nightmare of his wanting the seat next to mine and asking junda's housemate to let him have it... nooooooooo! my precious precious pride injured and my precious precious Yoda left unattended to because his fan is too worried abt what to do with situation at hand... no it will not happen, Darth today... oh and the other thing that i realized abt myself... i like this singularity that i have been endowed with.. my life my own... my worries my own.. my happiness for the spaz, for the curly, for the crew, for ne one else who wants to share it... and i can't help bt smile abt it... as a matter of fact i mite be smiling all the way to the movies today... my coffin has no nails... i mite not be houdini to escape without removin ne of the nails bt i am not normal cz well,.... my coffin has no nails =)

18 May 2005

Morality Sabi

French songs frm Dee Dee's Cd... tout va bien... they're nt too bad...french r n b... something abt the partial understanding of the lyrics make em more interesting.. when u ignore the words, u can listen to ur thoughts and my thoughts now are wandering over to morality... how moral a person am I?
I dun believe morality has ever been on my mind... (coeur- heart) ha ha potentially i'm asking that question for the first time (mal-bad)... this has come out of a covo btw dd and i.. talkn abt alcohol, weed n smoking.. which is the lesser evil? (jamais-never).. i'll never get morality, i dun un the word in spaz speak.. i dun suppose i'll ever be morally righteous; not that forgiving, not that understanding, not that un-selfish, highly well, green- envious, jealous... wt are those 7 sins of mankind again...


1. greed- only when it comes to love : 3/10

2.jealousy- higly applicable : 9/10

3.lust- ahem? : 5/10

- change in songs...so wait.. think i will interrupt my deadly sins for a song lyric i dedicate to someone i owe a lot to... i shouldv'e done this a while ago... by oh well, skeletons in the closet eventually come out... after 9 whole months...to u, Aztec *cough* Prince...

'Cause all that's left has gone away
And there's nothing there for you to prove


Oh, look what you've done
You've made a fool of everyone
Oh well, it seems like such fun
Until you lose what you had won

Give me back my point of view
Cause I just can't think for you'


~ Jets: Look What U've Done
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I dont know why I liked you so much
I gave you all, of my trust
I told you,
I loved you, now thats all down the drain


~ Eamon:Don't want you back
*****

ha ha...diggin up ole bones today.. bt i mean f-i-n-a-l-l-y out of my system....continue...

4. Pride- well mostly applicable: 7/10

5. Anger- higly applicable: 9/10

6. Sloth- As in too lazy to lift a finger? Lifted olredi! So no, nt applicable... : 6/10

7. Gluttony- sigh, as an "eve", i have things like PMS okies.. then it's allowed!: 7/10


Morality score: - 56/70

That's a HD* in Non-Morality.

*High Distinction...

16 May 2005

Sigh sigh sigh............

Star Wars.... case of the bought tickets, switched then re-switched..... ai ai... anakin walker... now that reminds me of alcohol... which reminds me... devvvv honey need to stop by at ur place soon to finish that bottle... need it now..

Une route circulaire, allant le rond et le rond ne menant nullepart, allant non où, le point de qui il a commencé à être le point où ceci a commencé, il ne terminera jamais il semble, à moins que la source est allée et est allée pour de bon. Je ne peux pas prendre cela, faire le disparaître, donc les lignes vont sur jusqu'à ce que les courses d'encre éclaircissent.

15 May 2005

A Little Spice on The House

Ah... made new food today...invented recipie... tamarind paste, onions, tomatoes, garlic, dried shrimp paste fried in oil with dried fish, salt and chili paste. I dunno what to call it, because i made it talking to my housemate and ended up confusing the ingredients of rasam with the ingredients for fish sambal... bt well... it's sitting there in the microwave while i wonder wt to do with it... earlier i threw in some rice before i cleaned up the slow cooker to taste it and it occured to me that i'd also forgotten to put salt... bt dried fish has salt, so does the shrimp paste... and had some, tasted yum... bt then again i am like tsun, ne thing with salt tastes good (with the exception of bitter gourd, all other gourds and pumpkins).... so looking for a tester...i should call Devinka, wt wit that lecture she gave me a while ago, she deserves to be a sampler... (esp since i can't use my usual since it's nt vegetarian)... bt poor thing.. with that sheet of gray that seems to be covering her pupil... ai ai...i dun believe i feel envious for her drunken nite out... my chicas in aussie land.. missing u two.. esp toh, u... I need a sampler... very muchly at this point of time...i'll name it Dried Fish Mystery... sounds good to me... shall attempt to produce a decent sample of dhal tommorow... or sambar... wonder how long it takes for lentils to cook in electricity... just like tryin to make boiled eggs in the microwave yesterday involved me keeping an eye on the eggs for any sign of cracks so before they burst i could turn the dial off... bt nothin happened, so after abt 2 1/2 mins of keeping an eye, i cracked them open to test, bt the the top layer was spilling over... so i put them back in with water, watched watched and watied... peeled them... and ta da done.. now if only i'd kept a track of the time after.. i'd knw how to cook em again..
on a different note, i'm afraid to fall again into that trap, i think i need some time to figure it out.

13 May 2005

Prince Charming

Wanted: Prince Charming

Qualifications: Must be Nice and then some more... actually perfect i think

What would u say are the chances that he actually exists? I mean i remember talking to shanil sometime this week and he was apalled that anyone actually believed that. Bt they mite.. and personally speaking, i dun think ne one has the right to mock them for that...just cs u haven't met the prince doesn't mean he doesn't exist... mite be being naive bt i mean...wt ever rocks ur boat i suppose...

On a diff note... another failed assignment and this time i can't blame it on lack of effort..prince charming should come now in all his perfectness n comfort me... perhpas pass me a list of the best sheets so i knw the best... and pass on some good notes to the teachers(like he would tell daddy to chop their heads off if i dunt pass).. he gets to choose which one out of the two he'd do for me...bt then again i forget... i never believed in him.... no seriously, i didn't.... la la la la ...

for more....

http://http://www.chickensoup.com/stories/couple/prince_charming.html

12 May 2005

Life Statistics

life stats... 3 ppl knw me the best.... there's one person who's my responsibility... there's one person to whom i can say the weirdest things to and he would think it's ok... there's one person who i'll always like... there's one gal who suprises me at every corner testing my patience to the max, tryin the hardest anyone has recently to make me a better person.... there's one gal who's the best good friends gal fren ever... there's one gal who i've not seen since 7th June 2001 bt still dutifully e-mails n updates me on everything... and they're all special, and i love all of them.

If you could life happy with the people u have, i'm a very happy person.
If you lived life measuring it by the ppl u dun have, u are a very unsatisfied person.

04 May 2005

A WEEK IN APRIL/MAY

mmm.... well the past couple of days have been...what do i say? Eventfull.

one........thu & fri nite... clubbin

two.......fri nite (also) ... footsal

three... sat nite..........sahara (the movie, fun fun fun)

four.....sunday nite/monday morn/tue mornin.... assignment COM 3413

five... tuesday...afternoon... find out someone has stolen money off my wallet, placed in my room

six.... tuesday..evening..movie (tamil) Chandramukhi (fun) in class Psycho (yawn)

seven.. wednesday... sick, bloody sore throat, movie in the evening...XXX (Yawn) .. football match to watch AC Milan v PSV Eindhoven...match results... 1-3... But Milan make it to the finals anyways... =)...Maldini gets kicked in the head in the first of the game... waiting for our waffles watching Maldini injured on the green green grass...sujan and bhav gettin excited with the fact that i'd gone all the way to Puchong to watch the match and Maldini gets 'out' due to injury... i told em my baby will come back... and he did like the prince he is ;)...

thursday...plans.... footsal or futsal... after this... at 5 30..need to get some grub first....