Where is our country going?

Here's a question....

Are there any leaders left in our country or only politicians?

Our politicians (not leaders) keep churning out numbers in their speeches bragging about their "great" performance in their respective regions and/or portfolios; but does it say the whole story? No, it doesn't and we all know that. Even if its true in the first place... are we doing enough? We are talking about being one of the world's leading countries and being a superpower in south-Asia region...but does any one sense that there are countries who are lapping us at much faster pace and if we don't do anything in coming years, it would hurt us in ways more than one.

Mamta Banerjee denied Tata to set up Singur plant...this costed Tata not only money but also time...resulting in late production and late delivery which coincided exactly with the financial crisis due to which, it might not be welcomed too well in foreign countries.

Mayavati spent hundereds of crores to set up statues of herself and her party leaders and also wasted a similar mind boggling sum in Taj Corridor funding.. all this just to make herself immortal and also to fill her kitty with a few hundered crores of tax payers money. Just think, UP is one such state where no industrialist wants to set up his industry because of 1. wide spread corruption 2. lack of infrastructure 3. crowd mentality... Even for a small thing, they'd raise swords and guns (literally) and would kill any person for few thousand bucks. A slight difference of opinion often results in strike and the manager being beaten up and/or killed by workers. In this scenario, if Mayavati wanted, she could've used these tax payer's crores to set up better infrastructure or could've invested wisely in a manner that would attract other industries...but no, she chose to be a stubborn money loving selfish person that she is...and cared a least bit about the people of her state.

As I'm writing this blog, Mr. Raj Thackeray's love for his fellow Maharashtrian's and hatred for the rest of the Indians are growing by leaps and bounds. He's simply too busy giving hate speeches and beating up people of other states who are living in Mumbai...instead of making Mumbai a world class metropolis.

There are many other incidents like Manglore Pub incident, Ghas Chara Scam, etc. Our politicians are busy fighting amongst themselves but hardly anyone is thinking about our growth and our international competition.

Mumbai, is the financial capital of our country. But does it has an infrastructure that a financial capital should? No. The reason being, its not only the financial capital but also has possibly the second largest gathering of corrupt individuals (politicians, local municipality, policemen, other government servants) per million after Delhi ofcourse. We have the resources and manpower both, the only thing stopping us is intent. Intent to do something for our city which would inturn contribute to our country and better us that one bit against international competition.

How can you talk of making your city Shanghai or New York, when all you're interested in is gathering votes by regularizing slums year after year, election after election?
Mumbai has a deadline of 11PM after which no public gathering can keep their loud speakers on. Why can't it be flexed for special occassion's when an international star comes to perform?
Here's an example... On 25th March 2007, Shakira performed at MMRDA Ground in Mumbai. The official limit for loudspeakers were crossed but the organizers requested policemen to let her perform for one last song, which would take only 5 mins. All policemen wanted was money, organizers refused to oblige and kept requesting. Just when the last track (one of her best numbers) was about to start, police almost ransacked the stage and forced the music to be stopped (as told by a friend who attended the concert). After such humiliation, do you think she would want to come to India let alone Mumbai again. Also, other artists would try their best to avoid India or atleast Mumbai. Think of the bigger picture, every artist who comes to India brings in their support staff, stays in 5 star hotels, spends money in shopping, food, travelling etc. More often than not, they also donate money to some NGO or stand up for a cause. All this foreign money doesn't come to India because a group of policemen never got their "hafta". At the same time, the organizers and advertisers are benefited due to the concert ticket sales...and we're not even talking about the exchange of music/tradition and the joy it brings to their fans and music lovers.

Few days back, a foreign student was molested in Ahmedabad and as if that was not enough, the defense lawyer humiliated her in the court in front of a hundred people. Again, the same thing, when she goes back home, she won't advise her other friends to come to India, and so some college would miss out on a student, some tenant would miss out on 2-3 year rent that, that student would've paid for staying here and many other restaurants, malls & shops would be missing out on business over the food, clothes & groceries that that foreign student could've bought from them. Far fetched thought? I don't think so, this is the harsh reality which most doesn't seem to understand.

On the other hand, our international counterparts in Asia, like China, Dubai, Singapore, Hongkong are doing everything they can, to keep their image up-to-date. This is the exact reason, why billions were spent on Beijing Olympics by Chinese government...because they exactly understand what I just mentioned. Every person who visits China would be spending on travel, hotel rooms, food, shopping etc...and if that person has a great time during his visit, the word of mouth would attract another 2-4 people, and their foreign currency coming into the country would be doubled or quadrapled just because that one person had a nice time. Look at the infrastructure projects that China is accomplishing in a blink of an eye from Indian standards. Think of the Tibetian railway line. Its not only show's their technological accomplishment but this piece of railway also make a strong statement by Chinese government that, "At no cost we're going to let Tibet get out of its hand and this land belongs to us and it's gonna stay that way."
What is our politicians doing to develop the far eastern regions of  Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh & surrounding areas?

Port of Shanghai, Hongkong & Singapore are battling to be the biggest/busiest port in the world...while no India port features even in top 10. I don't really understand why we aren't be there in top 10, inspite of being surrounded on 3 sides by water, with such a huge coastline?

How many politicans in India thinks even 5 years ahead of time (about the country i.e.) ?
Dubai doesn't have a government elected by the people but its ruled by the royal family till date. But its royal family especially His Highness Sheikh Muhammed Al Makhtum wants his kingdom, the city of Dubai i.e., to be the best in the world and is doing everything to reach there. Here's a man, who thinks 50-55 years ahead of his time. He's thinking about the day, when he might not even be alive but wants his city to be the most prosperous and the best in the world. In mid nighties he thought, that the biggest source of his kingdom's richness & prosperity i.e. Oil would be over by 2050, after that  how would his city be equally prosperous? That's when he thought of making Dubai the no.1 tourist destination to keep the money flowing.
In 1994, he commissioned the tallest hotel in the world, Burj Al Arab. He din't stop there... then he decided to make Palm Islands, World Islands and now the tallest building in the world, Burj Dubai. In between there are some 45 malls, world's biggest airport and mall (under construction), gold city and millions of square feet of real estate are few of the thing's he's done to keep the international money coming in.

Why can't our government do something like this? We're not asking for tallest hotel or tallest building or biggest mall. No, all we want is better infrastructure, better roads & water supply, better public transport & health care, better education & employment, better governance & accountability for our money. And we're not even talking about European and American cities.

Has anyone every thought, in the coming few years...
...when Dubai's World & Palm islands and Burj Dubai would be completed, how many tourists we would be loosing?
...when China's image would improve in front of the world (which its trying so hard), how much business we'd be loosing due to our "paper & gum" infrastructure?

What will it take for our politicians to understand that, in their cat and mouse blame game and petty hate talks, its we citizens who're the worst hit. We're suffering every minute, and with each passing day our international competitors are going ahead. Is it really that difficult to see the bigger picture?


Here's a thought people....

Since Ford Model T to Bugatti Veyron and u-turn with a Tata Nano...our cars have come a long way. From 3 Cylinders to V12 Turbo charged engines...and from brake drums to ceramic disc brakes, we've been through a lot. The automobile technology has evolved faster than the human race ever did.
But there is one thing that has stayed as it is...the way it was on the first day. That is, the wiper. No, I am not talking about the Dodge Viper. I mean that sleek black thing that pretends to cleans your windshield. Just take a moment and think about it, we have heard people appreciating various cars for various reasons... like a gearbox, acceleration, dashboard, seats, the grills on the bonnet, turbo charger, sleek body lines, brakes, alloys, huge windscreen, engine, seat belts, door handles...etc etc. But have you ever heard anyone talking about a car's wipers? No. Simply because there is nothing to talk about it. The wiper on an Indian Autorickshaw is more or less the same as the one that's there on a Mercedes expect for Autorickshaws have only one and Merc. has two. Ok maybe not, maybe a bit different, but not much, looks and works in the same way.

I simply, can't accept the fact that even after all this technological advances, we haven't been able to improve the design of a wiper.

Wonder why Formula One cars don't have a wiper...? Not because they don't have a windshield, but because they were embarrassed that they being what they are - 'the F1' ....couldn't make a better wiper, and so they scrapped the idea of windshield and wipers all together.

Why can't there be a car which can be admired for its wipers?


These days raping a maid is in fashion. But I think that should be stopped (this is my personal opinion, no offenses to anyone). Besides the usual reasons like its a crime, morally incorrect, women should be respected...here are some more reasons that might stop you from committing that hideous thing. Still those jerks who've actually made up their mind, would go ahead and do it nonetheless...but still I'd like to appeal them to read this note, and give a thought about it.

1. She would say, "saab pagar badhao".

2. Your son would follow his father's footsteps and do the same to the maid's daughter, in which case he would be trialed for child abuse. :O Sheeeee....

3. She might get pregnant and you would father a slumdog. :O

4. If she gets pregnant and if your son would follow his father's footstep, he would end up raping his own unknown yet biological... :O :O Double Sheeee...

5. She might turn out Bobby Darling in disguise or even worse Rakhi Sawant without makeup. :O :O :O Triple Sheeeee....

6. If your maid leaves the job, your mother/wife would be paying for you sins...Lets face it, these days its very difficult to get a good efficient maid (I meant work efficiency, you pervert. :P).

7. What if the court orders you to marry her and she moves in your posh apartment...or even worse...she's ordered to marry you and you move in her slum? :O

8. Okay, maybe you're a big shot and can deal with FIRs, court case, warrants and everything else...but what if she doesn't do any of those things...instead, decides to bitch about your bedroom manners to 3rd floorwali Sharma aunty (building ki BBC) & 8th floorwali Mrs. Kukreja (area ki All India Radio) ??? :O Sheeeeeeee.....n times.

9. This is not a dream...get hold of reality else, you might actually end up raping her in real life. :O

10. Tell me honestly, do you really want to do it with someone who smells like Phenyl, Vim bar & Surf Excel all at once? :P

This note was written to spread awareness about ill-effects of raping a maid. After reading this note, even if one maid is saved, I would feel the purpose of this note is fulfilled.


I would like to inform all the readers that this is an out and out black humor (not being sarcastic, this time just racist. :P). And faint hearted people stay away, you might…ummm...faint. :P

In today’s day and age, relationships are changing. Earlier a guy and a girl would fall in love and would love each other till the end of their lives….breakups were unheard of. Today linkups & breakups are as common as having hair in your nose. What if the same trend is caught up in a parent-child relationship too? Discussions like these would be a common thing....

1. Father (on call): Son, its not working out. We’re done. We’re breaking up with you. Please don’t call back.

2. Guy1: Why you broke up with your parents?
Guy2 : They had a roving eye. They always used to praise other's sons...it was a headache whenever we went to a party or a marriage or something. Would leave me and chat with other people's children all the time.

3. Couple1: Why you dumped your son?
Couple2: He wasn't really our type. Your son is so cool, would want someone like him.
Couple1: A couple of his friends are single right now. You want us to talk to them, if anyone's interested.
Couple2: Sure. That'll be great.

4. Guy (to his co-passengers): So, you have any kids?
Husband: Na, we're single.
Guy: Great...Me too. So can I have your no. ? I can take you guys out someday...maybe to a mandir or yoga classes.
Wife: No, thanks. Sorry, but we're not really looking for anyone right now. Just out of a 2 year long relationship with our ex-daughter...been only a couple of week, so we need sometime. Hope you understand. :(
Guy: I understand. :|

5. Husband: Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! (dancing with joy)
Wife: What happened, you look so happy?
Husband: Our son just called. He said, he's moving in with us.
Wife: Yipeee...wow...finally, we'll have a 'live-in' son!!! :) :)

6. Guy1: Dude, why are you crying? What happened?
Guy2: I broke up with my parents.
Guy1: Why?
Guy2: They cheated on me. I was out of town last week for work, everyday they used to invite the college guy living next door as paying guest...for lunch & dinner.

7. Girl1: So, how's it going with your new parents?
Girl2: Not that great. They're very possessive types. Even if I smile and talk to any neighboring auntie/uncle or our family friends when they come over for poker nights...my parents feel bad about it. They're being typical jealous parents.
Girl1: I understand. My ex-parents were the same. That's the exact reason why I dumped them.

8. Couple1: Hey, I heard you people broke up with your daughter, why?
Couple2: She had commitment issues. None of her relationships have lasted more than 2-3years since childhood. In 20 years, she's had close to a dozen parents. We realized, there's no future with her...so we decided to part ways. :( :(

9. Couple1: Yipeeeeeee..... :D :D :D
Couple2: What happened? You look so happy and excited.
Couple1: Our daughter proposed to us. She wants to put our name in her birth certificate. Yayyy!!! :)))

10. Couple1: My son's gf saw you guys when you came for our 25th anniversary celebrations last week. She said she's interested in you people, what do you say?
Couple2: Sorry. Tell her, we're soft but not ready to adopt (single but not ready to mingle :O). :|

P.S. : No offences/preferences to anyone. This note was not created to hurt anyone's fake sentiments.

As Karan Johar has said.... "Its all about leaving ..errr... loving your parents."

Things you don't wanna hear the doctor saying when you're lying on the operation table.

1. "Oops..."

2. "Omg, its 5 already. Nurse, you finish the rest, I need to go pick up my son from the school."

3. "You know what...I left this part in options for the final exams."

4. Nurse : "We're out of thread." Doctor : "Nevermind, we'll staple him."

5. "I'm tired...let's call it a day. We'll finish the rest tommorrow."

6. "Let us first cut the ribbon, this is my first time."

7. "I think we need more practice."

8. "This guy's coming for the third time don't stitch, put zipper instead."

9. "I wonder what happens if I cut this vein..."

10. "You know, I was working in a garage before I was hired here?"

11. "(on phone) 5 Lacs for the kidney...Deal!!!"

12. "Wish we had a Ctrl+Z (undo) button in the Operation Theater."

13. "We are out of local anesthesia? No issues, bring the duct tape."

14. "Does anyone else wanna have weed?"

15. "Hold on, my car's getting towed. Brb."

16. Nurse : "Doctor, Is this your watch that we were looking for?" Doctor : "No dear, that's your bracelet. Keep looking guys."

17. "If I see blood, I faint..."

18. "I passed my practicals with 40%"

19. "Let's get this done in 10mins. My gf's waiting downstairs."

20. "I thought this was a dummy."

Stuffs Neil Armstrong's wife told him before he boarded the Apollo 11.

On 20th July 2009, we celebrated 40 years since Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. And for the first time in these 40 years, we are bringing to you the conversation that happened between Mr. & Mrs. Armstrong few minutes before he boarded Apollo 11.

These are the things that Mrs. Armstrong told to her husband...

1. Can't you postpone the trip to next week? Me & pappu were plannig to go to fun fair, this sunday. :(

2. Hey, no speeding on the way.

3. Strictly, no going to the lap dancers or bar girls.

4. Take Trampoline. In case the rocket breaks down, you can jump and come back.

5. Don't forget to take the bandar topi (Monkey Cap) & that blue sweater in case it gets too cold.

6. Take jacket & flip flops too, it might rain also, you never know.

7. Honey, you took the mobile and its charger? And don't forget to activate roaming & GPRS (for FB).

8. Don't forget to pack Sun-tan lotion & shades. Hope its sunny up there.

9. Take my Jimmy Choo & kids' choo-choo shoes. That way the whole family can have their footprints on the moon. :D

10. Don't eat too much of "bahar ka khana" (outside food) over there.

11. When you reach there it would be such a special occassion, I want you to look good. Here, wear this black blazer that you wore at our weeding. :D

12. Are you sure they will give you TA/DA (travelling allowance & daily allowance) ?

13. Don't forget the tickets and the passport.

14. Can I come with you? Pleaseeeee...

15. What will you get for me from there?

16. Gimme a call once you reach there.

17. Tell them, its fine as long as this is one time thing, you shouldn't leave us like this and doing these trips every month. :|

18. Tell them, if the engine blows up it'll be because of their technical fault & you should not be fired for it.

19. By the way I forgot, which place you said you're going?

20. (Suspiciously) Are you making this up?

My Dream Garage

1. Ariel Atom

2. Aston Martin DB5

3. Aston Martin DBR9

4. Aston Martin DBS

5. Aston Martin One-77

6. Aston Martin V12 Vantage

7. Audi R8

8. Bugatti Veyron 16.4

9. Caterham 1000

10. Chevrolet Camaro

11. Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray

12. Dodge Viper ACR

13. Ferrari 599 XX

14. Ferrari Daytona

15. Ferrari Enzo

16. Ferrari F40

17. Ferrari F430 Scuderia

18. Ferrari FXX

19. Ford GT40

20. Ford Mustang GT500

21. Ford Shelby Mustang GT-R

22. 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500

23. Ford Shelby Mustang GT-H

24. Honda NSX TypeR

25. Humvee

26. Koenigsegg CCXR

27. Lamborghini Countach

28. Lamborghini Gallardo

29. Lamborghini Miura

30. Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SV

31. Lamborghini Murcielago LP 650-4

32. Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT

33. Lamborghini Reventon

34. Mazda Furai

35. McLaren F1

36. Mercedes Benz CLK 63 AMG Black

37. Mercedes Benz CLK GTR

38. Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Black

39. Mercedes Benz SL300 Gullwing

40. Mercedes Benz SLR -

41. Nissan GT R -

42. Pagani Zonda R -

43. Porsche 911 GT2 -

44. Porsche Carrera GT -

45. Saleen S7 -

Quotable Quotes

These are my annoying thoughts. This was my way of telling the world, what goes on in my mind, pre-twitter era. Feel free to hate me if you came here thinking you'll get to see inspirational quotes.

1. Last week I joined anger management classes...on the first day, the instructor asked me to stand up to answer him and so I punched him....Now, he is taking SELF DEFENSE CLASSES from me.
2. My friend thought his gf was hotter than mine. To settle the debate we decide to throw both of them in a house on fire, whoever comes out first is the hotter one..........Now I'm single and my friend has a bf to eliminate any future competition.

3. I don't care if my ass hurts for next half an hour or I die in 3 days or bad luck haunts me for 294 years or that I get 13 holes in my chaddi...I am not gonna pass your chain mail, no matter what. Jo ukhadna hai ukhad le. :P

4. Indians vs Australians ...
INDIAN says "mainu ki", AUSSIE hears "monkey";
garib INDIAN chiddi nikal ke do sandas sabke beech, amir AUSSIE kapdey nikal ke do sunbath on the beach;
INDIANS say "Simon, go back!!", AUSSIES say "Symonds, go back!!!" :P :P :P

To err is human...to screw up is divine. Hate divinity unless its mine.

6. People send me "how well do you know me?" requests on facebook, I don't understand why? How am I supposed to know how many pink polka dots you have in you chaddi OR how many hair you have on your left eyebrow OR the length of your right toe nail OR on which days you use water & on which days you use tissue paper ???? HOW? HOW? HOW?!?!?!?!?!?

7. STATUS : I write, people read; I write, people like; I write, people comment; I write, people smile; I write, people frown; I write, people bitch; I write, people appreciate..... Gossshhh, I've got such JOBLESS people in my friends list... :P

8. Since you have my new #,now some do's & dont's.
1) No drunk calls.
2) Don't call on my parent's #,if u can't get me. Don't disturb them.
3) Don't ask me, "why it was 'not reachable' ?" How would I know, I dont hold the tower :P
4) Don't transfer the call on my no. if ur gf's dad calls you up...I care a shit.
5) Don't call me 26times back-to-back,if I dont receive 1st time,I wont receive next 25times either,coz m busy.

9. If you're one of those who bathe more than once (twice, thrice, 6, 12....times a day) doesn't mean you're a cleanliness freak. It simply means you're sooooo dirty that you don't get clean the first time. :P

10. Sadly most facebookers still don't understand the concept of 'Like'. When someone's status reads..."Got my intestine removed", "Spent last night in a lock up", "My wife ran away with my sister", "Lost $742 million in stocks", "My parents had disown me" etc etc... please DO NOT click 'Like' & give thumbs up. It's not just stupid, IT'S SICK!!!

11. Had Julius Caesar been a lady, the quote would've been... "She came, she shopped, she whispered." .... :P

12. "If relationships are complicated, why the hell its called chemistry and not calculus (i mean mathematics) ???" :O

13.CHEMISTRY SIMPLIFIED : When 2 Oxygens are having a candle light dinner and a Carbon breaks in and becomes 'kabaab mein haddi'...its called Carbon Dioxide. When 2 Hydrogens and an Oxygen have a threesome its called water. When 6 Carbon Dioxide & 6 Waters party together in Photosynthesis Discotheque, 6 Oxygen couples go home together while 6 Carbon, 12 Hydrogen & 6 Oxygen remain together and make a mess known as sugar.

Explanation...(not part of status but comments) :

C + O2 = CO2 (Carbon Dioxide)

H2 + O = H2O (Water)

6CO2 + 6H2O = C6H12O6 (Sugar) + 6O2 --- Photosynthesis.

14. I'm so happy that I'm not a celebrity....which means I don't have to get drunk and kill people sleeping on the footpath OR hunt endangered species like black buck OR rape my maid OR get my jeans unbuttoned on the ramp OR go to someone's bday party and fight with his bf OR etc etc.... Phewww...what a relief!!!

15. "Why is there no option of "Report" on own profile? If god doesn't stop me from killing others as well as my ownself...why do fb lets me report others but stops me from reporting myself? What if I have split personality and my other self wants to block me? Bummer... "

16. "You see a full solar eclipse when the earth's walking down the pavement and exactly parallel you see moon overtaking the sun from the left side."

17. ENGLISH IS A VERY PHUNNY LANGUAGE : The antonym of antonym is synonym, but synonym of synonym is not antonym its also synonym. Which means, Synonym is 'a bully' while Antonym is 'a pushover'. (pun, bun, phunn...everything intended) :P

18. If you name your child "Aajtak"...there's a great possibility that he would break Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps & Michael Schumacher's world records... because Aajtak is "SABSE TEZ"... :P

19. For Himesh Reshammiya, what is even more terrifying than a heart attack? ---- Blocked Nose... :P

20. "I don't understand why people take those stupid quizzes. I dont want a stupid application to tell me...in which position I should sit while watching TV OR what I should order for starters at a restaurant OR what time I should go to loo OR how many characters I should put in my status OR the name of the person I should buy my stationary from. Its my life, its my wish. SCREW YOU...STUPID MORONIC APPLICATIONS."

21. Anu Malik's theory of creativity states that "my music is copied and choried from English Songs". Its equation form is.... E = mc2 (square)
where; E is English Songs, m is my music, c2 (c square) is copy & chori. :D