Vote Nobody

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 3, 2008 by xpressindiaon

Did you know that there is a system in our constitution, as per the 1969 act, in section ” 49-O” that a person can go to the polling booth, confirm his identity, get his finger marked and convey the presiding election officer that he doesn’t want to vote anyone!

Yes such a feature is available, but obviously these leaders have never disclosed it. This is called “49-O”.

Why should you go and say ” I VOTE NOBODY”…. because, in a ward, if a candidate wins, say by 123 votes, and that particular ward has received “49-O” votes more than 123, then that polling will be cancelled and will have to be re-polled. Not only that, but the candidature of the contestants will be removed and they cannot contest the re-polling, since people had already expressed their decision on them.

This would bring fear into parties and hence look for genuine candidates for their parties for election. This would change the way; of our whole political system…. it is seemingly surprising why the election commission has not revealed such a feature to the public….

Please spread this news to as many as you know…
Seems to be a wonderful weapon against corrupt parties in India … show your power, expressing your desire not to vote for anybody, is even more powerful than voting… so don’t miss your chance. So either vote, or vote not to vote (vote 49-O) and pass this info on…

Use your voting right for a better INDIA.

India

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Open letter to fellow countrymen

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 2, 2008 by xpressindiaon

Dear All,

If you agree with me, please add your signature and forward. We need to showcase our strength. I would request you add the number before your name and the city . I would also request every 1000th  signature to forward the mail as well as send me a copy on yo1_yuva@yahoo.com , so that I can sort the list to make a final one. I will be sending the final sorted mail to the Prime Minister on 19th Dec,2008 to hear our appeal. So, please make sure that I receive the mails by the 18th latest.

Open letter to fellow countrymen

Dear Friends,

“Beware, the middle-class” it is said and rightly so. Look at history; most of the revolutions, right from French to American and our own independence, were won when the middle class cried, “enough!”

We think, the time has come to reclaim the country, which was won with the blood of our forefathers.

Frankly, the terrorists made the biggest mistake of their lives when they attacked Mumbai and gunned down innocent people. This carnage reminds us that we have to take things in own hands. When terrorists attacked the parliament, it was more a case of like taking on like.

But we draw the line when it comes to the common man. We have some suggestions that will help us in our endeavor for national freedom again.

First let’s vote out all present politicians. Get unknown, unconnected young people in.

Let’s have a casteless non-communal country. Young people because the terrorists are young and our politicians; halfway in the grave are a no match.

Second identify terrorist camps in Pakistan and force the Pakistanis to hold joint cleaning up operations. If they refuse, let them be exposed for what they are.

Third, let’s bring the dead and one living terrorist and hang them, upside down, at the Gateway to let them know that this is the only Jannat they will get.

Fourth, let’s warn the Indians who want to raise the boogeyman of religion, region or language, that they will be the next at Gateway, if they persist.

So, may friends, lets all real Indians unite and WIN INDIA BACK FOR INDIAN.

AN INDIAN

This messages are for Raj Bhaiyya – of Aamchi Mumbai………..

Posted in Mumbai with tags , , on December 2, 2008 by xpressindiaon

1) Please send me Raj Thackeray’s number, if you can find it. I don’t know where he is when we need him. We want him to go and save ‘Amchi Mumbai’ along with his MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) men. After all they are the ‘sons of the soil’, aren’t they? The army, the commandos who are right now battling to save Mumbai are not all ‘Marathi Manoos’, are they? I wonder why they should risk their lives for us!
From – Shveta Salve (Actor)
2) Where is Raj Thackrey ? Terll him that 200 NSG commandos from Delhi (all north Indians) being sent to fight the terrorist. So that he can sleep peacefully.
Hemant Kulkarni (Student)
3) Mr. Raj its easy said then done – why are you hiding in your fence, why are you scared, you claim to be powerful with ofcoarse your sena, where are you Sir? Now where are your emotions when Marathi manoos with others are dying in Mumbai. Mr. Karekar, Mr. Kamathe, Mr. Salasekar have died why didn’t your army come to save them – they were Marathi after all.
Bhasan giving is easy , you are also one of the mujaheedin who only can control others mind and make them do violence – why didn’t you fight with your local terror army with foreign terrorist????
Beating north Indians was a bad bad decision – now army which has more of bhaiyaa’s and punjabi’s and others are helping my City………
If you have some senses and mind left – stop harming innocents & others and work on something constructive
Sirji ab toh bahar aaiye apne ghonsle se????????
Sr. Thackre is also absconding
On 1st dec 08 don’t do bandh after behaving cowardly like this Sr & Jr. Thackre sahib.
The above are few of the messages sent out by Mumbaikars for their favourite Jr. Thackre. This message is to all who  like / dislike Mr Thackre………………..
-Lokmat

A Bitter-Off Bombay – Life In The Raj Era

Posted in Mumbai with tags , on November 17, 2008 by xpressindiaon

A Bitter-Off Bombay
Life In The Raj Era

Raj Thackeray’s politics of parochialism is bound to get its due share of popular support but is clearly unacceptable (Life in the Raj Era, Nov 3). The Indian citizen’s right to live and move freely in the country as guaranteed by the Constitution can’t be held hostage to acts of vandalism. Attacking innocents in service of a divisive agenda augurs ill for a democracy that epitomises the spirit of unity in diversity.
K.S. Thampi, Chennai

Why castigate Raj for asking that Mumbai be left for Maharashtrians? When casteist quota—an invidious policy promoted by the Arjun Singhs, Laloos and Karunanidhis of the country—can drag this unfortunate nation down the road to disaster and is accepted as genuine policy even by the Supreme Court, why deny Raj?
Vedanta Rao, Hyderabad

Thanks to Raj Thackeray (or should we say Thakre), the once-cosmopolitan Bombay has been reduced to parochial Mumbai, no more financial capital of India but just a state capital, like Patna or Lucknow.
Rakesh Agrawal, Dehradun

I can only fear the worst if someone who professes to be an unabashed fan of Hitler comes to power. Maybe we will have a forced mass exodus of UP-ites and Biharis. It is sad that no moves have been initiated so far to ban Raj Thackeray or his party from contesting elections on sufficiently incriminating grounds of promoting hatred among communities.
Dennis Mendonca, Mumbai

My dharma tells me to treat all who come to my door as godlike guests and feed them. My dharma also tells me that I must provide succour to my children and that when I do not have enough to feed both, my children get higher priority and I must ask the guest to go elsewhere. Especially when my guest brings with him not just his family, but his brother-in-law, his third cousins, their friends and the village barber.
Shyamal Mukherji, Mumbai

I have just one question to ask Raj Thackeray. Why does he allow the ladies in his family to wear salwar-kameez? Doesn’t he know it’s a north Indian Punjabi dress? Ditto for his own attire, the kurta pajama. He should start practising what he preaches and have his family wear only Maharashtrian outfits like the nine-yard saree for women and the dhoti-kurta-topi for the menfolk.
Rashmi Dugal, on e-mail

Like all thinking citizens of the country, I too condemn the violence by MNS activists. However, a few questions do bear thinking about. First, Marathi-speaking Mumbaikars have been denied a fair share of jobs in the organised sector in the last 3-4 decades; second, the impact of migration from BIMARU states, which was earlier felt only in Mumbai, is now felt even in Pune, Nashik, Kolhapur, Aurangabad, Nagpur and other cities of Maharashtra; and lastly, the failure of political leadership in the BIMARU states, coupled with the usual problems of corruption, has made these states unlivable. This is what forces better-administered states like Maharashtra to bear the burden of large-scale migration from here. The Centre and the state governments concerned need to act immediately on these distorted fundamentals.
Narendra Apte, Dombivli (E)

Twice, the members of the railway board submitted proposals to hold the RRB exam outside Mumbai, and twice the railway minister ensured the exams were held in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra. This when RRB exams are held circlewise to facilitate local candidates. What was the logic behind the minister’s move to make north Indian examinees travel all the way to Mumbai when the tests could have been conducted closer home?
Raj Bharadwaj, Mumbai

Politicians from Bihar have dominated the railway ministry since 1996—except for a brief period when it was headed by Mamata Banerjee. And they have not been averse to milking the railways to help their ‘constituents’. Ram Vilas Paswan made nearly 1 lakh ad-hoc appointments during his tenure and most of them had to be regularised later. Laloo too is reported to have been generous with appointments for people from his state. No doubt, in this age of competition, the railways should look for the best talent in the country, especially for key technical and administrative posts, but for recruitment at lower levels, there is a case for giving some weightage to the locals.
J. Akshobhya, Mysore

Industrialise massively. Look at how raw material, say, ore from Bellary, Karnataka, is being exported. Given a proper environment and infrastructure, it could create lakhs of jobs.
Vidyadhar Madhusudan, Bangalore

Isn’t it strange that the head of the Western Railway should be in Mumbai when Gujarat is more west than Maharashtra? But such is the power of the Shiv Sena that no government will be able to dare shift it.
Devendra Patel, Ahmedabad

Jawaharlal Nehru sowed the seeds of the balkanisation of our nation when he divided the country into states on a linguistic basis. Thackeray and his ilk are only carrying this legacy forward.
M.A. Raipet, Secunderabad

Where was our dear friend L.K. Advani and his party when it came to speaking out for the north Indians and denouncing Raj Thackeray?
Navien K. Batta, Muscat

We should do all we can to support Raj Thackeray and take his initiative even further. We can, for instance, tell our child that if he’s second in class, he needn’t study harder. He can just beat up the student coming first and throw him out of the school. Our Parliament too should have only Delhiites as it is located in Delhi; our prime minister, president and all others too should only be from Delhi. Bollywood should stop churning out movies in Hindi, all of them should be made in Marathi. All Maharashtrians working in other states should return home forthwith as they are thoughtlessly contributing to the income of another state. Access to the Taj should be restricted to the people of UP. We can also throw out all mncs from Maharashtra, and return to swadeshi. Have a Maharashtra Microsoft, MH Pepsi and MH Maruti et al…
Praveen Uprety, Delhi

What exactly are Maharashtrians complaining about? Their Lokadhikar Samiti ensures non-Marathis get no jobs, leaving them to do small businesses like selling vegetables, delivering milk, collecting garbage or plying taxis and autorickshaws. The Shiv Sena runs a parallel government, its rowdies have infiltrated the police and judiciary, hijacked law and order. Indira Gandhi was the only one who could control the Thackerays. Ever since they have run amok.
Bhanumati, Jhansi

Bombay is an island off the mainland of Maharashtra that no one much cared for till the Brits developed it. It was founded by the Portuguese who called it Bom Bahia or ‘good bay’ and has nothing to do with the Mumba Devi myth concocted by the Marathis to buttress their claims. The Parsis and Gujaratis too contributed mightily to the commerce in Bombay. Other than being the largest ethnic community in Bombay, what have the Marathis contributed to the port city except changing the names of places and buildings?
Gaurav Gupta, Santa Fe, US

Once our leaders sacrificed their personal lives and belongings to build the country. Today politicians sacrifice the country to build their lives. Maharashtra is a classic example.
N. Venkataraman, on e-mail

Big Bazaar, A Shopping Experience…

Posted in Mumbai with tags , , , , , on November 11, 2008 by xpressindiaon

Big Bazaar
A Shopping Experience…

Diwali (or Deepavali) is a major Hindu holiday, and a significant festival in Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Many legends are associated with Diwali. Today it is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs across the globe as the “Festival of Lights,” where people light deyas (small clay pots filled with coconut oil and a cotton like string(wick)is inserted) to signify victory of good over the evil within an individual. In this festival people do a lot of shopping for gifts, clothes, sweets and crackers.
I with my dad and bro’ paid a visit to the local Big Bazaar at Kandivili (Growell’s) in Mumbai on Diwali. Sure enough, there was a line that stretched around the store with people waiting to get in. The wait was brief and there were services (chaat, snacks) outside the store presumably for those waiting. It took us 20 min. to get in. The store announced impromptu deals on many items with spot discounts valid only for about an hour. Then in between they played songs, the same song went on for more than 4 times.
We went to the men’s section, there was no service /sales /staff guy to attend us, we were actually searching them for help, buying a shirt was a puzzle, there were no price tags on the shirts, no one to help with the rates, the size of the shirts, trousers, it was really ridiculous, I must say, they were enjoying their vacations on our expense. We managed to get our stuff and moved to check the ladies section, it was again the same, the sari I liked had no price tag, somehow I managed to find the sales girl, and she told the saree cost Rs. 499 , however the surprise is not yet over, when I stood in the line to pay my bill , there was no one at the cash counter, when the  lady came, she din have a log in no. to add discounts , she called the team head , who was busy brushing her silky hair , and standing as if posing for an ad., with a phone in her hand.
She was so busy with her hair brush and phone, that she hardly heard what the lady at the counter said, she took good 20 minutes to reach the counter, and finally logged in, there was no price tag on the sari, so again she called the staff, the lady in charge of the section came, she told the cost of the sari is Rs. 699, yes! You got it right; we had an argument on the price. She said, “We are not forcing you to take the sari, please leave it and go” this is Big Bazaar customer service, they are not even sorry for their mistake, or the wrong information they provided, I left the sari, and paid for the rest, the guys in the counter were also quiet rude, I think this kind of service is pathetic, it actually spoils the image of this mega outlet.
Advice to all the customers, please check the price tags, before you buy anything from Big Bazaar at Kandivili (Growell’s)
Please be prepared to go hunting for the staff as they are very busy, you can find them in group under a tree, smoking, drinking tea, or just chit chatting.
Don’t try and argue if you are right, or else they will ask you to leave, for them customer is no king, they are least bothered about good customer relationship.

Support Raj Thackeray and take his initiative…

Posted in Mumbai with tags , , , , , , on October 30, 2008 by xpressindiaon

We all should support Raj Thackeray and take his initiative ahead by doing more…
1.       We should teach our kids that if he is second in class, don’t study harder.. just beat up the student    coming first and throw him out of the school
2.       Parliament should have only Delhiites as it is located in Delhi
3.       Prime-minister, president and all other leaders should only be from Delhi
4.       No Hindi movie should be made in Bombay. Only Marathi.
5.       At every state border, buses, trains, flights should be stopped and staff changed to local men
6.       All Maharashtrians working abroad or in other states should be sent back as they are SNATCHING employment from Locals
7.       Lord Shiv, Ganesha and Parvati should not be worshiped in our state as they belong to north (Himalayas)
8.       Visits to Taj Mahal should be restricted to people from UP only
9.       Relief for farmers in Maharashtra should not come from centre because that is the money collected as Tax from whole of India, so why should it be given to someone in Maharashtra?
10.   Let’s support Kashmiri Militants because they are right in killing and injuring innocent people for the benefit of their state and community..
11.   Let’s throw all MNCs out of Maharashtra, why should they earn from us? We will open our own Maharashtra Microsoft, MH Pepsi and MH Marutis of the world
12.   Let’s stop using cellphones, emails, TV, foreign Movies and dramas. James Bond should speak Marathi
13.   We should be ready to die hungry or buy food at 10 times higher price but should not accept imports from other states
14.   We should not allow any industry to be setup in Maharashtra because all machinery comes from outside
15.   We should STOP using local trains… Trains are not manufactured by Marathi manoos and Railway Minister is a Bihari
16.   Ensure that all our children are born, grow, live and die without ever stepping out of Maharashtra, then they will become true Marathi’s
You forward many mails cracking jokes on our country and people but if you are a citizen of our Country first and then of your state and think what MNS is doing is wrong and should be STOPPED.

– Lancy L.