Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

ಚಪ್ಪಲಿ ಎಸೆವ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ...ಪ್ರಚಾರಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಎಸೆತ, ಸುದ್ದಿಗಾಗಿ!




ಮಾಧ್ಯಮಗಳ ಪುಕ್ಕಟೆ ಪ್ರಚಾರದಿಂದಾಗಿ ಈಗ ಎಲ್ಲೆಡೆ ಚಪ್ಪಲಿ, ಶೂ ಗಳದ್ದೇ ಸುದ್ದಿ...ಈ ಪಿಡುಗು ಹೇಗೆ ನಿವಾರಣೆ...ನಮ್ಮ ಪೋಲ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿ...

ಅಂದ ಹಾಗೆ, ಎಡ ಬದಿಯಲ್ಲಿನ ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿರುವುದು ಶೂ ಬಾಂಬ್!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

''Nationalism, security, prosperity and equality

Mangalore April 20, 2009: The Home Minister of Karnataka Dr. V S Acharya today alleged the Congress Party leaders including its Supremo Sonia Gandhi, were spreading false propaganda against the BJP.
''This was done mainly due to frustration over BJP Government gaining popularity in the State,'' he added. Taking strong exception to Congress terming BJP as communal, Dr Acharya told newsmen here, BJP deserves respect for its commitment to principles and is not indulging in spreading false propaganda.
''Nationalism, security, prosperity and equality are the main principles of the BJP. The people of the State are already aware of the ill-designs of the Congress Party,'' Acharya charged.
Referring to Mr Rahul Gandhi's statement during an election meeting in Bangalore recently on the BJP Government having failed to utilize the grants released by the Centre, Dr Acharya claimed the Congress-led UPA Government had not released any grant other than recommendation made in the XII Finance Commission. The congress fearing the defeat is making thoughtless statements, he alleged. He also alleged that the Congress President, Sonia Gandhi did not know the nationality.
Defending his recent much-publicized visit to the Congress workers meet in Udupi District, Dr Acharya said, the visit was neither to the Congress office nor to the meeting of that party. ''I have been there to meet one of my old friends. I met my friend on his invitation at his shop and there was no party flag or no party meeting was being held there,'' Dr Acharya clarified.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

ಸುಳ್ಳು ಮಾನವ ಹಕ್ಕು ಪ್ರತಿಪಾದಕರ ಡೋಂಗಿ ಕಥೆಗಳು...


ಒಬ್ಬ ಸುಳ್ಳುಗಾರ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ ಮಾನವ ಹಕ್ಕು ಪ್ರತಿಪಾದನೆಯಂಥ ಸಂಘಟನೆ ಸೇರಿ, ವಿದೇಶಿ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಗಳದುಡ್ಡಿನ ಆಸೆಗೆ , ದೇಶದ ಮಾನ ಹರಾಜು ಹಾಕುವಂತಾ ಸುಳ್ಳು ಕತೆಗಳನ್ನು ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಸಿ ದರೆ ಏನು ಮಾಡಬೇಕು?
ಇದೆ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ ಮಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಗಲಭೆ ಸಮಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೂಡ ರಂಪಾಟ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದನ್ನು ಜನ ಮರೆತಿಲ್ಲ!
(ಬಾಡಿಗೆ ಬುದ್ದಿ ಜೀವಿಗಳ ರಂಪ ಭಯೋತ್ಪಾದಕರು, ಸಮಾಜ ದ್ರೋಹಿಗಳನ್ನು ಬಂಧಿಸಿದಾಗ ಮಾತ್ರ ಯಾಕೆ? ಅಮಾಯಕ ಜನ ಮುಂಬಯಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸತ್ತಾಗ ಈ ಸೇತಲ್ವಾದ್ ಎಲ್ಲಿದ್ದರು?)
Controversy of Teesta Setalvad
In April 2009, the Times of India ran a story claiming that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) setup by the Supreme Court of India to investigate and expediate the Gujarat riot cases had submitted before the Court that Teesta Setalvad had cooked up cases of violence to spice up the incidents. The SIT which is headed by former CBI director, R K Raghavan has said that false witnesses were tutored to give evidence about imaginary incidents by Teesta Setalvad and other NGOs. The SIT charged her of “cooking up macabre tales of killings”.
The court was told that 22 witnesses, who had submitted identical affidavits before various courts relating to riot incidents, were questioned by SIT and it was found that the witnesses had not actually witnessed the incidents and they were tutored and the affidavits were handed over to them by Setalvad.
The report which was brought to the notice of the bench consisting of Justices Arijit Pasayat, P Sathasivam and Aftab Alam, noted that the much publicised case of a pregnant muslim woman Kausar Banu being gangraped by a mob and foetus being removed with sharp weapons, was also cooked up and false.
A day later, the Times of India published a letter from Citizens for Justice and Peace claiming that the report in question was not SIT report but a report by the Gujarat Government, and the CBI director Raghavan and other SIT members were not present in court. The author of the Times article responded saying "My report was based on the SIT report and not any document circulated by the Gujarat government, as suggested by CJP. Whether any section of the media has the report or not is irrelevant as TOI has access to the report.
ಕನ್ನಡ ವರದಿ: ವಿಜಯ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ, English version

Monday, April 13, 2009

Dr Acharya addresses Congress meeting!

Sample of the present day hype...and news manufacturing!
A minister visits a group of 30 people belonging to opposition party (it was not a formal party function as it made out to be...in fact, no permission was sought, for it to qualify as a political meeting, and no banners/flags)...some miscreant sends SMS, which becomes the fodder for for the news manufacturers...and now the news has aquired international status thanks to the local feeders (TOI) for the BBC...which terms it as...A minister in the Indian state of Karnataka has made a quick exit after realising he was addressing the wrong election rally!.
(not to be left behind, the usual suspects too join the Acharya bashing!)
The question here is, is it wrong to extend courtesies to your political rivals?
When Congress leaders address their own workers in meetings, there are chaotic scenes, unruly behaviour...However, here is an event wherein Dr VSA walked into an informal gathering of Congress activists, and had an interactive session in a cordial setting!
Here is the news item which appeared in The Hindu.
Udupi: It is election time, and every political leader is more than eager to speak at the earliest opportunity about the achievements of his party if only it can help get some more votes. But rarely does a seasoned leader make the right speech at the wrong place as it happened at Hiriyadka village, 15 km from Udupi.
Home Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader V.S. Acharya faced severe embarrassment when he accidentally landed in a meeting of Congress workers on Sunday morning.
Udupi Taluk Panchayat member Ramesh Kanchan told The Hindu that a meeting of the local Congress committee was being held at the office of the president of the Hiriyadka Congress Committee, Vinod Kumar Rao, at 11 a.m. The meeting was being held to discuss the opening of the election office of the Congress candidate for Udupi-Chikmagalur parliamentary constituency K. Jayaprakash Hegde on April 16.
He said about 30 Congress leaders and workers were participating in the meeting. Suddenly, Dr. Acharya entered the office. Since he was the Home Minister and a senior leader, a chair was offered to him. Soon Dr. Acharya started his speech and elaborated on the achievements of the BJP government, and criticised the Congress-led governments for their “inadequacies.” It was at this point that the Congress leaders there began firing questions at him. They asked him why the BJP government was giving funds to religious maths instead of giving land to the poor. Why did the repair of roads begin when the Lok Sabha elections were about to be announced?, they asked.
“It was then that Dr. Acharya realised that he was at the wrong meeting. He got up and quietly left the place. He had probably come there to condole the death of Sridhar Mallya, senior BJP leader, who passed away a couple of days ago, but accidentally landed in our office. The house of Mr. Mallya is just little ahead of this office,” Mr. Kanchan said.
Mr. Vinod Kumar Rao, later said: “Since this is election time, Dr. Acharya might have wanted to canvass for his party. But he did not know that the local Congress committee meeting was being held at my place. Congress workers did ask him some questions.”
When contacted, Dr. Acharya told The Hindu that he had gone to Hiriyadka to condole the death of Sridhar Mallya. “Then I saw Mr. Vinod Rao. I thought of talking to him. When I went inside his house, I found many people there. I had an interactive session with them as a Minister. We discussed certain current problems. That’s all,” he said.
News Courtesy: The Hindu
Bloggers versions: liberalbureaucracy

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

You decide!

This money belongs to the people of India – the farmers, the landless and the workers, who are in great economic stress today...click on the image to read more...

Food for thought


How to be in God’s service (click here for full version & source)
• It is in giving that we receive.
• If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
• It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
• It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.
• It is not fitting, when one is in God’s service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
• Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
• Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury let me sow pardon.
• Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
• While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
• I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Respect the Police force...


Karnataka Police: Chief Ministers Medal awardees












Report In English with photos

Leader of the masses: use of interactive media for interaction

DVSadananda Gowda, President BJP Karnataka, joins other leaders in having an interactive website...The site was launched by Dr VSA.
For report, click here.

For visiting the DVS page, click on the photo