Monday, January 29, 2007

Diana interview most unforgettable

3000 voters in a survey have chosen the interview of Princess Diana with Martin Bashir as the most memorable one. Needless to say, she had admitted to an adulterous relationship with his instructor James Hewitt. She had also said she would never be the queen but would like to be the 'queen of people's hearts.' This interview was watched by some 15 million people, probably BBC's highest. She had really made a clean breast of everything.

She had also said she was hurt by whatever was going on between Prince Charles and Camilla ('a bit crowded marriage') but she did not want a divorce. The 1977 interview of Richard Nixon in which he admitted his role in the watergate scandal was the second most memorable interview.

Diana is always green in our memory. This survey is yet another reminder to the fact. Do tell me how you feel about it. I will soon write two more pieces on the royal family. One on Kate Middleton- the princess waiting in the wings, and another on the infamous Charles-Camilla affair. Keep visiting.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Iraq war – justice or mistake?

Now whose war is it, sometimes I wonder! and I know there are millions like me asking the same question. There is a megalomaniac Mr. Bush who wants the world tailor-made by him. So, he took to war and UK led by His excellency Tony Blair joined. And what did the world get in return? About 50,000 civilians have been killed so far or may be more (some say its 150k!!!!). More than 3000 US soldiers have died. and our own Britain has lost about 150 soldiers! all for some ego-satisfaction.

I was one of the happiest person on the planet when Mr. Blair's boat was rocked by the Iraq storm. i sincerely believe he has taken us for a ride. Britain has committed a moral crime led by Tony. I can't stop cursing both bush and blair. There are reports which suggest that our national image has suffered a lot . I wish this war ends sooner than later. Enough lives have been lost for not so great causes. The world is more prone to terrorism after these wars. God knows who is next – Iran or Northe Korea.

Sharapova has lost to Serena!!!!!!!!!

I am pained. My favourite beauty-queen and sportsperson Maria Sharapova has lost; that too to Serena Williams! The top-seed lost in a one-sided match to an unseeded one, to add insult to my injury. With this Australian Open title, it is Serena's 8th Grand Slam title. 6-1, 6-2 and in one hour 2 minutes!!

However pissed I may be, I must praise Serena. She is only the 2nd player in the world to win it while being unseeded and the first woman to do it. The 25-year-old was down with a knee injury. This is a remarkable come back. I wish her all success and hope she will continue to give my favourite player more interesting matches.

I have no doubts that Sharapova will beat her in future. She was not in her elements. As they say – let not success go to your head and failure to your heart! Maria will bouce back. We are all with her. Amen!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Child-eaters(Bloody Bastards) : a gruesome case

Unbelievable but true, two bastards from Nithari, a suburb near New Delhi(India) have raped, butchered and again raped more than 40 children! However, they are suspected of raping and killing even more children. Parents from far and wide are flocking the town looking for their missing children.

Moninder Singh Pandher(Bastard no. 1), and Surendra Koli(Bastard no. 2) used to lure children in the big bungalow(Where the bastards resided) and killed them after sexually assaulting them. They have even admitted of cases where they had sex with the dead!(Fucking Bastards) They used to chop off the body into many pieces and disposed them in the sewer adjacent to their banglow(Where the bastards resided for a very long time).

This unprecedented case has naturally attracted public indignation. The bar association has passed a resolution by which the accused will not get a lawyer to represent them. Only yesterday the public and lawyers beat them inside the court premises. These bastards could have been caught before and many lives would have been saved but if only the Indian police(Bunch loooosers) were less corrupt and had their eyes open .

United? Kingdom

Is United Kingdom really united enough? The results of a poll published two days ago have raised this pointed question. It says Britons identify themselves as Scottish, English or Welsh rather than as British! Alas!

Gordon Brown, the PM waiting in the wings, has already warned us of 'Balkanisation of Britain.' It was 52 per cent people in 1996 and now it is 44 per cent who consider themselves British – so says the annual British Social Attitudes report. Englishness is the most growing factor among these!

May be one day Wikipedia will have to revise this line - The United Kingdom is a politican union made up of four constituent countries : England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland! And I will regret it. I like being hailed as British. What about you? Will you not miss a lot if it is otherwise. Let me know.

Jokes make life light & the top UK joke

Well! that is well-known. All of us love jokes (except the cynics). They take a lot of pain off our mind. Just a few lines work wonders for us. I just can't live without jokes. The pressure and tension of my life melts in seconds! Even my wife cracks a lot of jokes. She has a tremendous sense of humour. And she has many husband-wife jokes in her kitty. She hails from a fun-loving family. Her father, was a humorous entertainer on the local radio.

In India they have even started a program named the 'the laughter champions/challenge' which is a super-hit. Even people from Pakistan- India's arch rival – have won laurels here! Now a joke show dissolving boundaries. Isn't that wonderful?! I have also noticed that it is possible to say difficult things through jokes and convince people about a lot many things. Okay here is UK's top joke, so rated in a survey -

A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says: “That's the ugliest baby that I've ever seen. Ugh!” The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her: “The driver just insulted me!” The man says: “You go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I'll hold your monkey for you.”

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Jade Baddy!

ade Baddy err.. Goody et al. have admitted and regretted humiliating the famous Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in the (in)famous reality show “Celebrity Big Brother'. This incident has attracted world wide attention and our country's image has of course suffered. There have been many polls where majority of Britons have admitted it was racism and it was wrong. Even Tony Blair has commented on it.

Indians have made contributions to UK and have a good number here. It is an unfortunate incident. Some are even predicting that Jade's career will end with this. She is donating the 100000 pounds she received from the show and an interview to a social cause (read damage control cause)! Some are saying she will go to India to participate in Bigg Boss- the Indian version of the show, for penance. Now that will kill two birds with one stone because Bigg Boss needs an injection like this for viewership improvement. Channel 4 has also received some flak and the future of this show is endangered. However, some are also saying it was a publicity stunt by the Indian actress!

Come what may, racism is wrong and out of place in a country like ours. Down with racism! Down with Jade and others who have soiled Britain's name!