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  1. Vimala added a post in a topic: Jalate Hain Hum Apne Dil Ko   

    jabardast kavi
  2. Vimala added a post in a topic: Should we restart all these games?   

    administrator kya karenge mai motivate karti rahungi to
  3. Vimala added a post in a topic: A.....B.....C........................X.....Y.....Z   

    luka chipi ka game spicy me sourabhji se kahhkar rakhve dijiye
  4. Vimala added a post in a topic: Make a sentence and give a word...ab aayega maja   

    samajdari hosiyari ban jati hai jab swarth ki milavat aa jati hai

    ak me anek - word
  5. Vimala added a post in a topic: lets play antaxari   

    hai dushman jamana gum nahi gum nahi
    tum kisi se kam nahi nahi
  6. Vimala added a post in a topic: Coffee with me??   

    jab india aaoge to cup of coffee jarur piyenge
  7. Vimala added a post in a topic: Guess Who's Next   

    achha achha aap wrong next mahendra ji hi kyu nnahi
  8. Vimala added a post in a topic: Jalate Hain Hum Apne Dil Ko   

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  10. Vimala added a post in a topic: Why   

    got by friends mail


    One persistent issue in our country is this—how can we have an
    informed discussion on any topic when our media tends to give you the
    partial truth if not the varnished truth. This dissemination of
    partial information contributes to polarization of views and fosters
    misunderstanding that is inimical to national and human interests.

    Take a recent headline ‘Anna Hazare wants MMRDA ground for free’.

    I was in three cities in the days that the Anna fast in Mumbai was on.
    In each city I was asked : How can Anna be so silly, asking for rent
    free occupation of a government owned ground? The guffaws that
    followed struck me as another instance of how sections of the media
    determine the contours of discussion in our country and how such
    discussions tend to be inherently flawed.

    I asked my guffawing friends —Did the media ever tell you of Rahul
    Gandhi paying rent for the thrice weekly meetings that he addresses
    in UP these days ?Is asking such a question an act of blasphemy?

    The silence that usually follows my questions is eloquent. It was
    clear to me that the media by highlighting the partial truth that
    Anna has requested rent free facilicities has led the reading and TV
    viewing public up the garden path with the intention of planting
    doubts in their minds of the integrity of the movement. By the way
    the state government of Maharashtra is Congress led and hence can
    only be expected to make life difficult for the Movement for
    obvious reasons. Thus even as we were told that the Mumbai fast was a
    ‘ flop’ the truth was different. Not many people may be aware that
    after denying free occupation of the ground the state government
    openly declared that anyone arrested for participating in the
    movement and the jail bharo to follow would lose the right to obtain
    a passport [i understand this is unlawful] and his arrest would be
    recorded in the public domain so that he or she will never get any
    job in India. Reminds you of the state of Emergency. This in a state
    where the political and bureaucratic class is most reluctant to put
    their asset statements in the public domain even though required by

    Did the media tell us these facts? The people of Mumbai were aware of
    this and understandably failed to turn up un large numbers . Will
    ‘activists’ tolerate such an action say by the UP government in the
    context of Rahul Gandhi’s rallies?

    Take another raging controversy –the mass protests at Kundankulam and
    Jaitapur where nuclear plants are either ready to go operational or
    are to be set up. In the wake of Fukusihima there were legitimate
    concerns in many quarters about the safety of our nuclear plants . We
    were told that ‘Even Germany has abandoned all plans to set up
    nuclear plants’. ‘Experts’ told us that ‘all over the world there
    is a rethinking on the issue and India must abandon any plans to go
    nuclear in energy’.

    I was genuinely worried at our plans to set up about 20 nuclear
    plants. Till I realized that our media has been telling us the partial
    truth. The international press—but not our media—tells us that Germany
    has decided to buy power generated by nuclear power plants from
    neighbouring countries like Russia and France ! As for the claim that
    all over the world the nuclear option has been abandoned the fact is
    that Brazil, South Africa and Saudi Arabia are going ahead with
    massive plans for nuclear power. Saudi Arabia will set up 16 plants.

    As for Fukushima the media that gave us ball by ball coverage of the
    disaster at that Japan plant did not tell us that this plant was
    poorly designed and executed ignoring all safety systems.

    I am afraid the financial media too indulges in such partial truth
    telling. More about this later.

  11. Vimala added a post in a topic: Happy Makarsankrati - Pongal   

    wishing you all happy happy very happy uttrayan

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  12. Vimala added a post in a topic: Guess Who's Next   

    nest new kasturi
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  14. Vimala added a post in a topic: khushali   

  15. Vimala added a post in a topic: Raaz hai ye zindgi ka bas jeete chale jao..   

    too fine