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Histrionics after History!

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Left and Right came together in a rare embrace to support Centre pass the Women Reservation Bill,2010 in the upper house the of Indian Parliament breaking the first hurdle to ensure 33% reservation for women in Parliament and all legislatures of the country. History was made after a struggle of nearly 14 years. The feudal lords and chieftains of India never allowed it in all these years and this time, nonplussed by Left-Right embrace they hid behind an excuse to still oppose it. Suppressing, oppressing, dominating and exploiting women through the centuries now they suddenly got amorous of the backward women and demanded quota within quota. They showed so much vehemence that it started infecting all other political parties who supported the Bill. Now, nothing is certain for the next step--making it an Act by passing it in the lower house. Everybody is having second thoughts, doubts and scares. Why wonder in a wonder that is India! How anyone male would allow women to come up

Redefining SHAME!

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In an elite social networking site inhabited by most educated liberated and enriched individuals, a hot debate raged on the topic of a celebrity artiste hounded out of India for insulting religious sentiments who recently accepted foreign citizenship. Was it a shame for Indians? 'NO! NO! NO!' shrieked all barring a few hesitant voices. 'You dare insult us? You deserve to be hounded out!' Well, recently a political stalwart was expelled from a national party for writing a book that contained things not acceptable to some. There is no mercy in the largest democracy of the world. All creative souls can no longer afford to express opinions here in any medium that may not please some. Make one mistake and prepare for an exile or get humiliated or even killed. Ideals of a few intolerant groups are cited and followed ecstatically. In the land of Gandhiji tolerance no longer exists. Social networking sites seem to be entirely bereft of any socializing thoughts! SHAME needs

HAAPY HOLI!

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India celebrates the Festival of Colors or Holi today! Myriad colors bringing joy fulfillment and togetherness to all! Happy Holi! Come and join in!

Vintage Tendulkar! India Win Series Against South Africa!

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Sachin Tendulkar created history today at Gwalior in the second one day international against South Africa. From the very start Sachin played shots all around the ground achieving half century, then century, then one hundred fifty and finally the incredible double century not out. The first time in the history of one day cricket that someone has hit a double ton. The superlative innings rekindled memories of the ferocious run hungry Tendulkar of the nineties. The focused and obsessively intense batting feats at Sharjah against the Aussies rushed to the mind. Team India seemed to be in a devastating mood. There was no time to wait. Sehwag fell early to his favorite shot. Dinesh Karthik gave terrific support in fast paced partnership. The power and fury of Pathan and Dhoni was perhaps inspired by the demolition man at the other end. The unbelievable 400 mark was surpassed and a target of 402 set for a plundered South Africa. What followed was inevitable. They did hit an incredible

Marriage in Reverse Motion?

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One of the endless serials in a colorful TV channel recently hit upon a brilliant idea! This is bound to save you time tension and legal hassles. All estranged couples take delight! If you want to run away from your wedlock never bother about divorce and courts and lawyers. Follow what the serial offers you and be a winner. Just arrange the same marriage ceremony. But in reverse order. Take off the garlands from each others throats. Sit before the holy sacrificial fire inside the ceremonial canopy-both of you- and take the opposite vow that you cannot carry on with this holy bandhan or tie. If you are the groom then rub off the Sindoor or vermilion from the bride's forehead. Mutual denials of wedding rings and ornaments. Both of you stand up. Take the saat phere around the fire alright, but in reverse order--going backwards. Finally, get someone to untie the wedlock. And, you are free birds! Maybe the serial did not digest the immense potential of its panacea fully. Bec

Jaipur ODI: Hadley Chase Thriller!

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The first onedayer between India and South Africa had everything like that of Hadley Chase thriller. The apparent weaknesses, the ups and downs and the twists! India were without four key players and SA was without it captain. Perhaps SA put India into bat first to attack the weaker batting order right away. India added to their plan by a shaky start with Tendulkar run out and Sehwag run out in an absolute tragedy. But India did very well in the end amassing 298/9. There was just one half century by Suresh Raina, but almost every player did his bit contributing to the final competitive score. SA started very well thanks to a couple of weird umpiring decisions. But then, wickets fell at regular intervals and India looked to finish it off with SA begging for mercy at 225/8 with all recognized batsmen back in pavilion. And then, the final twist. With some fierce batting by the tailenders South Africa almost snatched the match away from India. India won by 1 run! A classic enco

His Name Is Terror!

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When you quarrel argue and fight over petty issues like whose name is what or which part of mother earth belongs to which humans the one whose name is terror finds it ideal to strike and hit you the hardest. Get united and neutralize the next terror attack. Terrorize terror with your integrated might. Appreciate the efforts and pains taken by our Home Minister P Chidambaram and all security personnel and offer unconditional support. Strengthen the global mass movement against terror. Isolate the destructive elements. Jai Maharashtra! Jai Hind! Jai Planet Earth!