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We are Expanding

by Vaidehi Taman

After a long time, I remembered Harivanshrai Bachchanji's few lines.. “Those that cannot rise up above must perforce go down; in this movable world to remain immovable will get you nothing ..." 
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Why so lethargic attitude?

by Vaidehi Taman(Nov_15_30_2011)

14th of November, the day when our country celebrated Children's Day, parents of young Yogita Thakre mourned over the death of their child. The sad part is that they might never know what ordeal their young child had gone through and who made her suffer this way and why? I was shocked when I heard about this incident. How can someone possibly do this, to such a young child? Just hoping, these people become sensitive to understand the loss, which might stop them from further wrong doings. A country which cannot take care of its children does not have any right to celebrate children's day. More

Tribal woes leading to Maoism

by Vaidehi Taman(Oct_15_31_2011)

Is there no one in this largest democracy, in this soon to be a superpower, who can rescue this innocent woman from the cruel claws of the powerful? Ten years after it was formed, Chhattisgarh has become a blot on the democratic credentials of this country. Manmohan Singh to Chidamabaram to Raman Singh, from Congress to BJP is complicit. That is why there is this disturbing calm over the terrors unleashed by the Chhattisgarh state mechanism. But all of them are playing with fire, which in the end would only benefit the Naxalites. Her children never thought they will ever be seeing their mom in jail.  More

Dawood's business turnover -- Rs. 20,000 crore

by Vaidehi Taman(Oct_01_15_2011)

India's most wanted -- Dawood Ibrahim -- has been staying in Karachi, and he is playing host at his son's wedding in the Pakistani city. India has maintained for years that Dawood, aided by Pakistani authorities, has been living there, but Islamabad has always denied the charge vehemently. However, in a telephonic conversation, the don's closest aides -- Chhota Shakeel and Brother Anees Ibrahim -- confirmed news channel that Dawood was in Karachi at the time of wedding.  More

People prefer Modi over Gandhi

by Vaidehi Taman (Sept_15_30_2011)

Choosing between Gandhi and Modi is like making choice between democracy and dynasty, between development and corruption, between security and terrorism. Rahul Gandhi is still an eye candy and liked by many but his political maturity is always at stake. Modi made phenomenal contributions to the state of Gujarat and the NRI's and investors are satisfied with his performance. Gujarat received 60 awards from international and national organisations including Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. More

Kudos to Anna and his team

by Vaidehi Taman (Sept_15_30_2011)

Much like Mahatma Gandhi, Anna Hazare -- born Kisan Baburao Hazare -- began his activist life in his own way. Years later, India honoured his work by awarding him a Padma Shri in 1990 followed by Padma Bhushan in 1992. But, unlike many, Anna would not rest on his past laurels. He unleashed a war on corruption, and had launched the Bhrashtachar Virodhi Jan Aandolan. In 1989, Anna undertook a nine-day fast to support a farmers' stir to draw attention to the agrarian crisis and power shortage in the state. The government accepted most of the demands.. More

Anna exaggerated

by Vaidehi Taman

Delhi Police had used Section 107 and Section 141 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) to detain Hazare. This is the fate of the powerless Indians to die with hunger either in real life or during hunger strike. There are no sensitive politicians and the people left in India to take notice of these things. Lokpal drafting talks have also been hit over the insistence of anti-graft activists, led by Gandhian Anna Hazare, that the prime minister's office should be brought under the ambit of Lokpal and that the panel proceedings should be telecast live, which the government is opposing the draft prepared by Anna team and the other draft prepared by the government ministers should presented before the cabinet and the cabinet will decide which version with correction would be presented to the parliament. More

Global Cyber War

by Vaidehi Taman

Recently we launched a magazine titled Hacker5 based on the cyber happenings. The launch was witnessed by hundreds of brilliant youth who pursued hacking as their career. I was surprised to come across a shocking as well as surprising news which pushed me to browse through all those sites which are celebrating 26/11 as a remarkable victory day. It’s pathetic and very much hurting to see how the government could neglect such issues on minor notes. If a layman can browse and notice such sites, where the intelligence department has gone? When I asked our so called cyber security tycoon about banning such sites, he said probably they are hoisted in Pakistan and we have no control over the same.  . More

Far-fetched ATS Success

by Vaidehi Taman

Visiting a newly opened Ashram in rural Maharashtra near Pune, the reporter meets its young and well educated Sadhvi. Coming down harshly on Sadhvi, particularly of Govind Brahmachari the owner of ashram, she denounces tomb worship and says” In Hinduism we believe there is no power but God. I was invited here to take diksha as Sadhvi and pursue my spiritual learning. But I became victim of circumstances and landed in mess and sextrap by sadhu. Today the great heritage of Indian Sadhvi and Sadhus and saffron cult is in question mark. Their integrity is under suspension. Their involvement in terror, economic offences, sex scandals, murders, crime is on rise.. More

Justice to Rama

by Vaidehi Taman

A 125-year-old Hindu-Muslim dispute that repeatedly frayed India's secular fabric was sought to be settled with a court ruling that the place where the Babri mosque in Ayodhya stood before it was razed by Hindu mobs in 1992 was indeed the birthplace of Ram revered by millions. The verdict on ownership of the religious site landed with big surprise responding to arguments that a chance should be given to reconciliation in the 60-year-old case. The Ayodhya land will be divided into three parts. Earlier, the Supreme Court had deferred its ruling on the pronouncement of the Ayodhya verdict by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court. More

Hinduism is facing a crisis today

by Vaidehi Taman

Visiting a newly opened Ashram in rural Maharashtra near Pune, the reporter meets its young and well educated Sadhvi. Coming down harshly on Sadhvi, particularly of Govind Brahmachari the owner of ashram, she denounces tomb worship and says” In Hinduism we believe there is no power but God. I was invited here to take diksha as Sadhvi and pursue my spiritual learning. But I became victim of circumstances and landed in mess and sextrap by sadhu. Today the great heritage of Indian Sadhvi and Sadhus and saffron cult is in question mark. Their integrity is under suspension. Their involvement in terror, economic offences, sex scandals, murders, crime is on rise. More

OUTSPOKEN MESS

by Vaidehi Taman

Every time Gadkari comes up with some wearied phrase or metaphor for his opposition leaders and media flashes it day and night. It's easy to criticise Gadkari because his surname is not Gandhi. He is not a son or grandson of any former Prime Minister. No doubt he is the winner of Indian democracy and the internal democracy of BJP. It shows what his party offers for this Country's common man and middle class people. Tell me one leader in congress whose family is not in this political business. More