In the Line of Fire

Most Indians try to think Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf is a pompous buffoon. He keeps making appearances in front of Media and utter hollow words. Well my response is.

1) He is a military general of the highest order. Using just a couple of hundred soldiers he humiliated India. We did regain our territory back, but at the loss of 1000 of soldiers and few hundred crore of expenses.
2) He is a statesman of the highest order. Overthrowing a popular Prime Minister and managing to head Pakistan for years is no trivial task.
3) India accuses him of being an exporter of terrorism (which he probably does) but still he manages to earn the title of an “Ally in the War against Terrorism”
So it will be wise for India not to dismiss his words without giving them a second thought.

Kashmir has been a disaster from day one. selling the sinking boat

1) Now we have reached to a situation where 1/3 of our armed forces are being constantly deployed in the tiny hill state. This is no small thing for a country that has the second largest army in the world.
2) We lose more soldiers in fighting terrorism than Americans killed in Iraq. Remember Iraq is temporary, but Kashmir has been bleeding for 50 years.
3) People of Kashmir hate us. We have an imperialistic Armed Forces Governance which denies Indian citizens of their basic human rights.
4) The war in Kashmir will probably never reach a solution. Even if we cover the valleys with a layer of lead sprayed from the guns, we still might never to able to win the hearts back.

So what is the solution? Well Musharraf has been trying to tell India (since Nov 2005 Aaj Tak interview) about phased demilitarization of J&K. And in return he will guarantee peace. We dismissed him then, and now that he wrote his ideas in a book… we are cursing him. Remember President is a dictator and does not have the liberty of time with him. If he does not take steps soon, or at least lay a foundation all his work, his ideas will be lost for ever.

India on the other hand has been constantly bleeding due to the Kashmir fiasco. Nations due to their pride (Nationalism) have problems in acknowledging their misjudgments. Hence Musharaff is providing us with an honorable exit. I think we should take it.


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Carpe Diem

Let us not live in the past, but make the best of the present. Constantly ranting about the glorious past slowly conditions you as a loser. It makes you think yourself as an irresponsible person who could not even safeguard his inheritance.

A winner always uses accomplishments of the past as a platform to learn, and demonstrate his current abilities.
A drunken waster however will constantly rant about the power/wealth/influence he once had. You immediately know that he has squandered it away and has no chance to regain it back.

It is your decision which category you belong you. After all both say the same thing, yet have totally different approach. Lets make the most of what we have, and stop thinking of what we lost.
A J wrote these lines in one of the forums:
To keep a person alive give him love,
if you cant give him love, give him hope,
if you cant give him hope, give him something to do….
and if you are happy with wat you are doing, you will find hope and slowly love


damnatio ad schola

Romans used “damnatio ad ludum” (condemned to games) to condemn convicts as gladiators. Modern day parents use “damnatio ad schola” (condemned to school) on their own wards.

Are the modern day parents too scared of this sentence that they try to minimize their kids exposure to games and sports? A bat and ball is replaced by a 10kg back-pack of school books. Play time is consumed by unending homework.

Today’s students life is so competitive that they never understand the value to teamwork. They hide correct information, never share notes, and sometimes even back-stab just to remain ahead of the class. Is this what you want to teach the wards?

The moment these students graduate and enter the corporate world, they face entirely new challenges. To succeed they need to work as teams…. an alien skills to them.


Why deadlines are impossible

calvin and hobbes


happiness quote.

Those only are happy who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness.
On the happiness of others, on the improvement of mankind, even on some art or pursuit, followed not as a means, but as itself an ideal end.
Aiming thus at something else, they find happiness by the way.
-John Stuart Mill

Consience is what makes a boy tell his mother before his sister does.
– Evan Esar

Confusion is always the most honest response.
– Marty Indik

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
Isaac Asimov