These last two weeks have seen fairly good amount of activity in the Hindi Blogosphere. With the political & other elections season coming up, its hard to ignore it & the resulting activity. So while Rachna composed a poem on elections describing how the environment would be in a village and Eswami is also not far behind in expressing his thoughts on Hillary and Presidentship. And elections is not all thats in for political scene. It very much has its ugly side as well, like how terrorists in Assam shot labourers from Bihar just because they are not natives and according to them Assam belongs only to the Assamese and no outsider is allowed to come there. The point those terrorists are making is that Assam is an independent region under opression of India, its just like the age-long Kashmir situation where terrorists funded by the western neighbour plunder killing one and all who do not agree with their fanatical beliefs.
Further elaborating on the Assam problem, Jitu writes that maybe this problem is arising because of regional divide as people are putting themselves and their region before the interests of the country. And that is being seeded and fueled by the Ulfa Terrorists whose leader is in the safe Bangladeshi haven while his troops march around in Assam dictating their terms. And the political leaders are doing nothing because they are concerned more with their votebank in form of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants who illegally cross the borders and settle in Assam and neighbouring states, the local politicians(for their own gain) furnish them with false ids and papers which declare them as citizens of India and thus allowing them to cast their votes to form the government.
And as per Himanshu, India has been fighting the islamic terrorists till now and from now on it'll have to fight off Christian Terrorists as well which are starting to crawl out from under their rocks in the eastern states of India while Srijan Shilpi is also pondering on what can be the solution for this Assam issue. However, all this is sponsored terrorism, whether its funded by an enemy country or the local politicians. Else what will burning of shops and vehicles in Bangluroo(erstwhile Bangalore) will be called, an action which some followers of islam executed in supposed opposition to execution of Saddam!
Someone with some sense would be clearly able to see that all this is nothing but attempts to create anarchy by anti-social elements as opposing by burning property of fellow citizens would not bring a dead man to life. However Srijan Shilpi brought some good news in the form of the recent ruling of Supreme Court of India where the judiciary bench passed a ruling due to which the state assemblies will no longer be able to keep any of their decisions out of reach of judicial evalution, something which they did now and then as the constitution had given them the right to do so, which resulted in many unfair and unpleasant laws made and imposed on people by their state assemblies and no one was able to challenge them.
Moving on from politics, another draw for most people is investments, be it in a company's stocks or in real-estate or any other lucrative avaenue. So keeping that in mind, Jitu generously told everyone about the two lucrative real-estate deals that are in the market, the Castle Dracula in Romania and if you want, an island country called Sealand is also for sale! ;)
Another thing that I'm sure a lot of Indians(especially Hindi speaking ones) resent is why are they addressed and spoken to in English when both them and the person talking to them knows perfect Hindi. This kind of thing can be seen in a lot of upscale restaurants and hotels etc. but I was quite pleased to see the sign of “We will be happy to talk to you in Hindi” in a cafe in Connaught Place last week. Eswami told everyone about this new gadget in market which will easily convert your old music cassettes to MP3 format for easy listening on computer or MP3 players. Not far behind, Unmukt suprised everyone by blogging that Linux users are more sexy and sensitive than other operating system users. I'm sure that a lot of Windows and Mac users will refute this claim which appear to be baseless. ;)
Fresh from the recently accomplished Hindi Blogger of 2006 competition, Tarakash team is at it again, this time they are going to start the Best Hindi Blog Post competition which will select the best blog post written in Hindi every two months. These people are really pushing it in style now, and these small incentives will definitely encourage more people to blogging and push existing hindi bloggers to write more and better, hats off to Tarakash team.
GK Awadhiya's narration of Mahabharat continues as Arjun returns after getting divine weapons from heaven and eldest Pandav Yudhishtra saves his cousin(and enemy) Duryodhana's life.
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