Monday, March 29, 2010

Kashmir: From the perspective of a common Indian (Part - II)

The claims against Jammu and Kashmir being an Indian territory is generally dependent on the Pakistani belief that Maharaja Hari Singh, the then King of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir was not the true representative of the J&K regions populace, as he was a Hindu King and the Kashmir region had the majority Muslim population.
If such is the belief on which Pakistani claims are based then i don't know what is their stance on Gilgit-Baltistan region with majority Shia population as opposed to Pakistan's majority Sunni population.

Pakistani authorities claim that citizens of Indian Kashmir are harassed by Indian army but they never mention that they have taken all the rights of the Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas) and the Pakistani occupied territory of Kashmir (Azad Kashmir) region. Even the wikipedia states:

"Pakistan as an Islamic Republic imposes multiple restrictions on peoples religious freedom in areas of Kashmir under its control. Shias and Ismailis are subject to discrimination and have been targets of sectarian violence. The majority of population of Northern Areas is Shia unlike rest of Pakistan which is majority Sunni. The constitution of Azad Kashmir specifically prohibits activities that may be prejudicial to the states accession to Pakistan and as such regularly suppresses demonstrations against the government."

(*to be continued*)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Kashmir: From the perspective of a common Indian

Kashmir..the name itself is so beautiful that it evokes sensation, interest and respect.
Since childhood, i've heard this saying about Kashmir:

"Agar Dharti par kahin swarg hai....toh yahin hai..yahin hai..yahin hai !!"
(If there is any heaven on earth then it's's's here *at kashmir*)

I exactly don't know that when was this statement first used or said..but i feel it was written in Kalhan's book "Rajtarangini" for the first time which deals with the Hindu Kingdom of Kashmir and the present day SWAT region of Pakistan (though i haven't read this book hence whatever i know is what i've heard about it)
Even it is mentioned in most of the places that to present a wrong picture of Hindu Kings the compilation has been changed many times by some Muslim rulers too (but again i would like to say that i've only read it somewhere on internet hence can't authenticate)

About 200 years before independence, it was under Sikh confederacy, which included areas of present Indian Kashmir, Pakistan Occupied Kashmir,Aksai Chin, some areas of NWFP (present day Pakistan) and areas of Indian and Pakistani Punjab. Hence what can be observed is that "Kashmir" as a separate province or principality had never been there in existence. Even the present status of Jammu and Kashmir region (including Indian Kashmir, Pakistani Kashmir and Chineese kashmir plus the area ceded by Pakistan to China) was the area which came into existence after various British annexations from various small kings.
Hence the Kashmir upto the reign of Maharaja Hari Singh was not only Kashmir but the whole Jammu and Kashmir region.

After independence when Kashmir wanted to remain free..and didn't wanted to join either India or Pakistan, India accepted the idea but Pakistan had some other plans. They wanted to overrun and attack the Jammu and Kashmir region and hence had a nefarious plan made out too.
They did exactly what they are doing now also. They sent their army under the garb of local tribesmen and presented that its the mujahideen who are attacking..which clearly shows their double-game over Kashmir since 1947.
These so-called warriors or mujahideens killed lacs of innocent people and raped thousands of women. When the Kings army found it difficult to fight with a mightier force..he asked for help from India and accepted the plan of the then Governor General Of India Lord Mountbatten and signed the Instrument of Accession which made India to protect the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir from the plight.

Thus it is the legal document which proves that the whole Jammu and Kashmir is Indian region.
(*to be continued*)

(P.S.: This is my personal view regarding the history of the State of Jammu and Kashmir with reference to all which I have read or heard somewhere and hence is not the authorised version of any organisation, state or country)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Women choice in Husband store !!

A store that sells husbands has just opened in New York City , where a

woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the

entrance is a description of how the store operates. You may visit

the store ONLY ONCE!

There are six floors and the attributes of the men increase as the

shopper ascends the flights. There is, however, a catch . . .. you

may choose any man from a particular floor, or you may choose to go

up a floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building !!

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband

On the first floor the sign on the door reads: Floor 1 - These men

have jobs.

The second floor sign reads: Floor 2 - These men have jobs

and love kids.

The third floor sign reads: Floor 3 - These men have jobs,

love kids, and are extremely good looking. "Wow," she thinks,

but feels compelled to keep going.

She goes to the fourth floor and sign reads: Floor 4 - These men

have jobs, love kids, are drop- dead good looking and

help with the housework "Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly

stand it!"

Still, she goes to the fifth floor and sign reads: Floor 5 - These

men have jobs, love kids, are drop- dead gorgeous,

help with the housework, and have a strong romantic streak.

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor and the

sign reads:

Floor 6 - You are visitor 4,363,012 to this floor. There are no men

on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are

impossible to please! Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.

Watch your step as you exit the building, and have a nice day!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Incredible India !!

“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.” Mark Twain

“There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won’t go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds. It was as if all my life I had been seeing the world in black and white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor.” Keith Bellows (Editor-in-chief, National Geographic Society)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

CAT results out !!

so finally CAT 2010 results are out and the 3 lacs or so students who appeared in it can now have access to their results....
access to their results..wait a minute !!

how is it possible..since we all are very much aware of the perennial phenomenon of system crashes and excessive traffic on the server and website making it pretty difficult for every candidate to download their result.

this makes me wonder that, how come these big business schools who are running this business of business schools with elan can't find a solution to this perennial problem..they say that they are the best in the breed and provide the best management courses but i doubt their claim when every year they have these problems coming up..which are nothing but a sign of pure MISMANAGEMENT.

so the business schools which are showing their incompetence year after year in solving such a simple problem will be giving important management lessons to the budding managers !! (*smile*)

One more thing which i don't like in these management schools and their tall claims of being best B-schools is that....why can't the business managers who passed out from these institutes and who are getting placed in big corporate houses like "Lehmann Brothers", Freddie Mac etc. were not able to prevent their downfall during recession..since most of the employees working in these corporate giants were passed out from such famous B-schools only..isn't it ??

(P.S.: I am not against these B-schools but their are certain issues like some stated above which needs to be resolved and which needs to be taken care of while preparing the list of Top 10 or Top 20 or whatever ranking system there is in the world.

Though I am a management graduate but not from such Big Boasting B-school's)