WTF – Fake Iron Man & Internet hoaxes

Our fake ‘Iron Man’ and the eternal Prime Minister in waiting, LK Advani has fallen for a simple internet hoax.  Ya, the same kind of hoax mails that propagate that 30% of all Indians populate NASA, that 25% of all Microsoft employees are Indians etc.. Read Manish’s post as he busts the hoax that is…

Bangkok beckons this V-Day

Am going off to Bangkok tomorrow for a short holiday with biwi ji.  Will be back in Singapore late on 17th night.  The first Valentine’s day post marriage will be at the Thai capital, which also known as “Krung Thep Maha Nakhon” meaning “City of Angels“. Meanwhile Muthalik and his chaddi gang with the active…

Now reading – The Kaoboys of R&AW

A fascinating read about the evolution and journey of the ultra secretive Indian spy agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) by a former intelligence officer of the organisation, B Raman.  The book tracks the birth  and the baby steps of the spy organisation under its founder father, Rameshwar Nath Kao.  So famous was the former…

Marc Faber’s comment on the US economy

The federal government is sending each of us a $600 rebate. If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money goes to China. If we spend it on gasoline it goes to the Arabs. If we buy a computer it will go to India. If we purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico,…

Is China losing the Tibet plot?

After decades of the so called ‘peace struggle’ by the Dalai Lama, looks like the young Tibeteans are finally losing patience both with China and the Dalai Lama. China’s worst-kept secret may be out for the whole world to see. Tibetan Opposition groups on Tuesday emailed pictures that show dead bodies, allegedly of Tibetan protestors…

The beginning of the end of Musharraf?

The love affair between the US and Musharraf seems to be finally coming to an end as the US finds a new lover in the new Army general of Pakistan Ashraf Kiyani. Latest news points to Kiyani allowing the US troops to put their foot on the Pakistani soil in the guise of training and…

India launches Israel’s spy satellite

Other than a press conference and a brief note on the ISRO’s website, there doesnt seem to be much news about the Israeli spy satellite launch in the Indian papers. The Israeli papers are indicating that the satellite is meant to keep an eye on Iran. India successfully launched an Israeli spy satellite into orbit…

Malaysian Indians look at LTTE

With the Malaysian minister asking TN Chief Minister Karunanidhi to lay off from his country’s mess, its nothing but double standards by the Malaysian government. If that’s the reason, why does Malaysia make so much noise about the situation in Myanmar and why does it espouse the Palestine cause and the muslim case around the…

The devil removes his uniform

A superb article by B Raman in Rediff on the aftermath of Musharraf’s resigning from the post of Army General to become the President of Pakistan. Shortly after Zia took over as the chief, the Shah of Iran visited Pakistan. While introducing Zia to the Shah, the flamboyant Bhutto was reported to have remarked: ‘Meet…

WTF – George ‘Dubya’ Bush

Cartoon source: here What would we do without George Bush? We should honour him for the daily dose of laughter that he spreads in our lives… [Pervez Musharraf] has been a loyal ally in fighting terrorists. He has also advanced democracy in Pakistan. He has said he will take off his uniform. He has said…

Pakistani nukes in American hands?

Just as expected, or as rumoured, Pakistan’s nuclear weapons are already under American control. Surely the US cant sit aside and fiddle its thumbs as Pakistani politics goes for a roller coaster ride. Years ago, there were rumours that in case of Musharraf being killed by the extremists or the jehadis taking over the country,…

BJP bana mamoo

BJP became a mamoo for the zillionth time in its political career. No matter what the Karnataka CM, B S Yeddyurappa says, the truth is that BJP was hankering for power. Else, when Deve Gowda’s Janata Dal-S refused to transfer the power, they should have gone to the people and insisted on elections. But then,…