No doubt I am reblogging this but I thought I should also embed the video on my post because every one should see how creatively this billboard has been made.
I applied for passport under tatkal scheme in march last week from ghaziabad. On 6th apr from SSP office one Sr. Inspector visited home and asked indirectly for some money. Upon my refusal he started asking irrelevant question and papers. The Annaaji inspiration gave me courage to say no to bribe.
Thank you for sharing your experience. My uncle had moved from Mumbai to Hyderabad and applied for LPG Cylinder. The people at the gas supply office said there is a shortage so he will have to pay 4 times more money. Poor man did not have a stable job and so didn’t have that kind of money to pay. He dropped the idea and started using kerosene stove, which is lot less safer in terms of health and is relatively very inefficient. I am in the US but am doing my part through my writings and blogs to spread the word.
May the truth prevail. Amen.
Today, in one image.
Supporters of India’s prominent anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare gather near the India Gate memorial in New Delhi.
Photo by Kevin Frayer (AP)
This is what I am talking about, make this movement know all over the world in order to build pressure on the government. Use internet as the medium to spread this news, report it, write it, blog it, spread it in any way you can. The power of pen is mightier than a sword ( in this case it’s the power of your keyboard..lol).
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday addressed the Lok Sabha and justified the police crackdown on the anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare.
“It’s my painful duty to report to this house certain events that took place yesterday in New Delhi. After extensive consultations the government has introduced a bill in Lok Sabha, the bill has been referred to the Standing Committee. Anna Hazare wants his bill should be passed in Parliament. Government has introduced the Lokpal Bill in Parliament. Anna and supporters are persisting with the demand for the Jan Lokpal Bill,” Manmohan Singh said in his opening remark.
“All of us agree that Lokpal Bill should be passed by the Parliament. The question is who drafts the law and who passes the law. Hazare wants to impose his Jan Lokpal Bill on Parliament,” he added.
News link source: TimesofIndia
MY COMMENTS: That is the whole point Mr. Prime Minister. It is the duty of the parliament to pass the bill that the people of India are campaigning for, however, the entire outrage is against the government’s inability to deliver on its promises. What does the parliament comprise of? The politicians who are involved in large scale, high profile corruption and if the stringent LokPal Bill as proposed by Anna Hazare and supported by the Citizens of India, is passed, they might see their asses behind the bars. That’s why the politicians have made the bill very weak and are ready to pass it into law in the parliament. And this is the reason people of India are protesting. And Mr. Prime Minister, you are saying that the Parliament should be let to decide on this impotent LokPal Bill.
This is our Democratically elected Un-Democratic Prime Minister, Mr. Manmohan Singh
Martin Luther King Jr. (via azspot)
So am I tired of violence around the world and the way people are oppressed by their governments, either by the means of violence or sophisticated econimic suppression.
Enough with those tear-jerking videos of military spouses reuniting. Let us watch this video of a dog welcoming his master home from Afghanistan.
Great friends dont have to be of the same species! Great Video.
Back in the 1980s and 1990s, tax rates for the rich were far higher, and my percentage rate was in the middle of the pack. According to a theory I sometimes hear, I should have thrown a fit and refused to invest because of the elevated tax rates on capital gains and dividends.
I didn’t refuse, nor did others. I have worked with investors for 60 years and I have yet to see anyone — not even when capital gains rates were 39.9 percent in 1976-77 — shy away from a sensible investment because of the tax rate on the potential gain. People invest to make money, and potential taxes have never scared them off. And to those who argue that higher rates hurt job creation, I would note that a net of nearly 40 million jobs were added between 1980 and 2000. You know what’s happened since then: lower tax rates and far lower job creation.
An aerial view of the largest refugee camp in the world.
“With the stream of news reports and images showing the Somali refugee crisis in Kenya and Ethiopia getting worse by the day, as thousands of people flee the famine in their war-torn country, it is easy to forget that the refugee situation is not new.” -Samuel Loewenberg reporting from Kenya.
There are very rare examples of ethical-super rich, Warren Buffet is one of them.
Of course I do remember the cruelties and ill-treatment of the British Govt on the Indian people however, Gandhi was allowed to fast and express his grievances in their rule. We still did not expect a whole lot from them as they were a foreign force, there was no democracy and India was used to fill British treasury.
But if we are denied our basic rights that our constitution provides us, that is freedom of speech and right to protest, in a democracy, and by our own people, where would you go then.
This is the excerpt from PM’s response to reformist Anna Hazare’s letter requesting a place and permission for peaceful protests.
Replying to Anna’s letter, the Prime Minister said, “Your grievance that the police have given you permission to protest and go on fast at JP Park only for three days needs to be addressed by the statutory authorities who have taken that decision. My office does not in any way get involved in the decision making process.”
img source : NDTV.COM
Anna Hazare has been given 3 days by Delhi Police to break his fast and a restriction has been imposed on the number of people that may gather at the protest venue. Are you kidding me. What kind of a democracy is that.
Democracy is all about people and the people of India want a tough law against corruption and to listen to the people and act on it is true democracy. Bring the true democracy in.
Lol. I think this simple cartoon is hilariously funny and still very true. Some one was using his(or her) brain and explained the entire economic downgrade in very simple way. Creativity catches my eyes and gets re-blogged.
I am re-blogging this though I am not a Hindu as in the way you meant it. But if you look at it I am a Hindu just as every Indian is a Hindu. Let me eliminate your confusion and explain it to you why. The word Hindu comes from Hindu-kush, the great river also known as the Indus river, hence the words “Hindustani” or “Indian”. So every one who lived across East of Hindukush river were referred to as Hindus by the nations that were to the west of it. Therefore according to the actual meaning I am also a Hindu. And a very proud Indian.