Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Stocks to Buy

Amongst the companies that one could look at are Zicom Electronic Security Systems, Bartronics India, Gemini Comunications and Bharat Electronics who are the listed companies that manufacture security equipment

Media and Mumbai: An open letter on role on media

I am not going to even attempt to talk about the media from Pakistan but Indian media, if you are reading, should be ashamed of the way you handled the coverage of the Mumbai horror.

I am accusing you and your ilk (with a few notable exceptions) of the worst possible behavior for disregarding professional ethics and for fear mongering and sensationalizing.

1. Shame on you, for putting the lives of our brave soldiers in danger by telecasting live pictures of the the counter operation.
2. Shame on you, for conveniently putting away all sane voices of our leaders and sensationalizing silly remarks by a handful of silly politicians. As putrid as our politicians are, you are equally bad if not worse.
3. Showing live, amongst other things conversations with the terrorists and helping them in spreading their propaganda.

The people hiding in the chambers got attacked after you pointed out people were stuck there. For harassing an injured police officer, who had suffered four bullet wounds by asking him to repeat his experience again and again.

All you care about is your TRPs. You feed the nations curiosity and fears but demand a CMs resignation when a certain XYZ happens to visit the site to pay his homage, or he said 'out of curiosity'. Can a citizen only satisfy his curiosity only by watching the idiot box free of all what you throw at us. I blame you for doubting the people's intelligence.

so all of you, please straighten up. We, the people, will deal with you once we have are done with our beloved politicians.

Evidence to nail mumbai masterminds!

I am angry and a bit of a cynic an this point of time to pardon me!

My impression (no awards for this)

1. People are very angry all over
2. Reactions from India: A lot of accusations against politicians, intelligence officials, Pakistan (some against certain sections, some against Pak government and some against entire Pakistan)
3. Counter reactions from Pakistan: Anger at some of the above accusations, messages of reconciliation when Pak diplomats talk to Indian media, Conspiracy theories - some quite sickening,

People are making a lot of suggestions. A lot of them just angry reactions, some more sane but always at the wrong forum. Who is taking action. In my heart, I am convinced that there are forces within Pakistan that want to destabilize India, possibly within other their government. I hears claims that India has concrete evidence. But just those, I have not seen the evidence for myself. Maybe I never will but I want to as it will put an end to the part of me that does not believe it.

But everybody, at least on the Internet forums is convinced. Have they seen the evidence? I doubt it. How could they be so sure if they have not and recommend an all out war with our neighboring country with people who are very much like our own.

Well, may not all like our own we would say. But don't we have the naxals, the deobandis, I have talked to people from Kashmir who are sick of both India and Pakistan. They want this war to end and peace to prevail.

I am sure everybody should want it. But I am also sure that everybody does not. Where is all of this taking us? Is the ISI chief going to visit India. He was going to, one day. Now, I am not so sure.

When I hear the Pak president on TV, I want to believe that he is genuine, for sake of all of us in India. But is he? I am not so sure?

Despite all this, I know the masterminds of this evil plot are out there somewhere. But where, I do not know?

The only thing I am sure about is that for humanity's sake, we need to keep a level head, avoid knee jerk reactions? Can I do that? I am not sure?

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Context based news search from Google

Searched for "Mumbai" from Google's news service from their India, US and Pakistan homepage. Have come across different news reporting from TV channels which add their own regional and national context to news events.

However, had not expected such differences from the organization which claims to "Do No Evil". They do seem to have succeeded to put context in online news search. Sometimes, even hiding the true picture under all the context.
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