Sunday, March 29, 2009

Suraksha Mitra program in Bangalore

Civil Defence is enrolling volunteers and will train them in neighbourhood security. To volunteer as an Area Suraksha Mitra, one must be at least 18 years old, must be a registered voter, without any criminal record, have a high sense of integrity and a spirit of volunteerism. By volunteering, candidates will be eligible for honorary appointment for Civil Defence services, which is a Union Government organisation. They will also be eligible for commendation/ medals conferred by DGP, Chief Minister and President in recognition of meritorious work. Certificates will be handed out to wardens that will give them priority for appointment in government and civil services.
Are you interested to join?
Enrolment as Area Suraksha Mitra

Friday, March 27, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Development versus Anarchy

Achievements during the governance of Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government and Manmohan Singh-led UPA government at the centre, will be the issue on which the party would focus during the electioneering. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday March 24, he explained that nationalism, nationality, perverse policies being followed by the government on issues like communality would be the focal points of discussion at the BJP's election meetings.
During the term of the UPA government under Dr Singh, the development has become non-existent, there has been unabated price rice and cooking gas has become scarce.

The Congress party trifurcated the country to create two nations in 1947. Even now it has been joining hands with divisive forces. It has been according protection to Afzal Guru, who has been sentenced to death by the Supreme Court. It withdrew Prevention of Terrorism Act. In the north east states, the Congress party has given a call to the people, to vote for those who are pro-Christians. In different states, it has been following different kinds of divisive politics, without caring for the nation, he said

"It is actually Congress which is polarising the people on communal lines. It is blind to rampant conversions in the North-east and made Muslims a vote bank without bothering about their welfare,"

ಕಾಂಗ್ರೆಸ್ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷೆ ಸೋನಿಯಾ ಗಾಂಧಿಯವರೇ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಕೋಮುವಾದಿ

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

News Scan 22/23 March

Saraswat Bank enters Udupi

South Star trophy
Pic: Janna Kodavoor Report: Daijiworld

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Analyze this!

for details!
Read about the actor & his religion in (check under Other Controversies)
Report on 21.03.2009
Chaplin statue: Personally, I have a great admiration for Chaplin. I have visited places where he shot his movies and the train in which he’d travel at California. The director wanted to erect a 67-foot statue close to the Shaneshwara temple. As per the Coastal Regulation Zone rules, structures taller than 30 feet are not allowed. Moreover, he had not taken permission. The issue was not about Chaplin’s religion, but about the violation of prescribed rules...Dr VSAcharya


California place referenced above is Niles Canyon ( near Fremont, California (in San Francisco Bay Area). Chaplin's most memorable film "The Tramp" was shot here. Today one can see few remnants of Chaplin in this small town. There are Chaplin statues on storefronts and a museum celebrating era of silent movies.

Niles Canyon was a prominent railway stop of transcontinental railroad those days. Today Niles Canyon Railway is maintained by volunteers and one can ride this heritage train (

While on a personal visit to USA in 2003, Acharya visited these places as a Charlie Chaplin fan

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rave Party: Yes or No?

If illegal activities are brought to light by the general is branded as "moral policing"and the Police are blamed for thier "inaction" to curb such activity... But when Police themselves raid on illegal Rave Parties, they are blamed again!
Freedom without responsibility leads to anarchy!
What is your opinion?
Coming analysis of the event...

EC orders removal of blog link in KSP website

KSP website has removed the link to this blog, as a part of implementation of model code of conduct laid down by the Election Commission, for LS elections... read more...

Net illiterates however, claim "EC orders removal of V.S. Acharya's blog"

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sex-crime news 'damaging society'

Writeup by Anjira Assavanonda, for Asia Media
=The media's improper reporting of sex crimes had led to a phenomenon of ''sexual adversity''

=It is worrying that society was being subject to daily news reports of sexual violence, as if it were a common occurrence.
=''The journalists may feel they are doing their job well, reporting fast and intensely. But they forget that it may destroy the victims' dignity,''
=''We're in a society where humans are commercial goods. Humans make news. And yet we don't care what happens after the news is published,''
=''If we continue to accept that into our culture, sexual adversity will never end.''

ಅಪರಾಧ ಸುದ್ದಿ ವೈಭವೀಕರಣ, Negative reporting ಇತ್ಯಾದಿ...

Pak has to dismantle terror infrastructure

Pakistan Wrestles With Terror
Courtesy: Forbes/ Tunku Varadarajan, 03.03.09, 05:05 PM EST
The city of Lahore was once the seat of an enviable Muslim civilization. Ravaged now by the twin poxes of Pakistan's civic meltdown and a virulent, seemingly ineradicable Islamism, it was witness Tuesday to the first terrorist attack on sportsmen--athletes--since the Munich Olympics in 1972.
The targets were a team of cricket players from Sri Lanka. They were in Pakistan to play a series of matches that had been hastily arranged after the Indian cricket team (which had been scheduled to tour the country) canceled its plans late last year in the aftermath of the Mumbai terrorist attacks. The Indian government (rightly and presciently) deemed a tour to Pakistan by its finest sportsmen to be much too dangerous. The Sri Lankans, whose cricketing finances do not allow them to be overly choosy about travel--and whose own experience of Tamil terrorism has hardened them to risk--stepped into the breach. How they must regret doing so.

Although no cricket players died in the attack--carried out by the same breed of AK-47-wielding, backpack-toting young jihadis who marauded in November through Mumbai--six soldiers in their bus convoy were killed. We mourn their deaths in the line of duty. Six of the players, too, were injured, none severely. For that, we must give thanks to the divine forces that stand guard over cricket players. And give thanks, too, that those cricket players were not Indian, for an assault of this kind on Indian cricketers, so soon after Mumbai, would have reduced to rubble--if not something much worse--relations between India and Pakistan.
What are we to make of this latest terrorist atrocity? First, that Pakistan has operating within its borders terrorist groups that are beyond the control of the Pakistani state and its instruments of law and order. As the invasion of Mumbai demonstrated only too well, these groups use Pakistan as a base for attacks on India. But as the attacks on the Sri Lankan sportsmen have just shown, these groups have no love, no respect for Pakistan--or, put another way, no love for the idea of Pakistan as a Muslim democracy capable of cohabiting with a wider world.
These groups seek not merely the destruction of India, the death of infidels (be they Hindus, Jews or Christians) and the forcible departure from Afghanistan of Western troops. They seek, effectively, the destruction of Pakistan and its reconstitution as an Islamist state in which the steel of shariah comes down hard on the necks of unbelievers, in which secular practice is anathematized, in which women are subjugated to an extent even greater than their present unhappy state and in which nuclear weapons are--finally, by the grace of god--in the hands of true believers.
Mohsin Hamid, Pakistan's finest novelist, wrote a book recently called The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Nice phrase, that--catchy, and poignant. But Pakistan today is a land where fundamentalism is not reluctant. The men who murdered in Mumbai, who sprayed innocent sportsmen with gunfire, are Ardent Fundamentalists. Blazing fundamentalists. Vehement fundamentalists; fundamentalists now beyond the reach of reason.
Pakistan still has a decent, humane core. Its civilization, as originally conceived by the country's founder--Jinnah--still survives in the minds of enough men and women to give us some brittle, nerve-wracked heart. Pakistan, make no mistake, is at a tipping point. It stands, precarious, on the edge of infinite darkness.

Kannada Film world 75, Piracy etc.,

Video piracy, Plagiarism, Copyright etc.,
Video Piracy is a menace even in the developed world. Technology with the pirate seems to be one step suprior to the one with the industry. However, releasing the new movie CD/DVD early, at an affordable cost seems to hold the key to prevent piracy...Ultimately the consumer/ viewer seems to hold the decision regarding the purchase of "pirated" movies...
Comments welcome, in this regard....

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Two rallies & the difference is clear!

Thanks to Bangalore Police, the traffic was unaffected during the Anti Terror Rally by college students...(Thanks also to the rally guidelines laid down by the judiciary)

Writeup of the week

AIRPORT staff, including front - counter ticketing officers, baggage handlers and cleaners, have not been given basic terrorism awareness training, despite it being a requirement under federal laws brought in after the September 11 attacks.
A report based on study conducted at Australian airports...

28.02.2009: News Scan