Monthly Archives: February 2006

Speak up the voice

While chatting on MSN today with a very dear friend, something came to my mind when all of a sudden the chat took a different direction and he gor offline (deliberate or not I do not know). We were talking about attitude.
Its good to be aloof but not unconcerned. People most of the time remian silent or will express their opinion in a dormant way. If they don’t like some thing they would rather crib and discuss over tea rather than getting up and changing it or atleast let the whole world know about it. Why are we afraid to express ourselves? Is it because we are scared, because we do not care anymore or some thing else? I think its evry important to be opinionated. And I am sure everyone has one, but they do not show it. WHY? Why can not we let that inner voice come out? If something is wrong why can not we raise our voice against it? It will effect us in some way or the other.
The topic that was being discussed was about a fellow person lying and creating all drama on an issue which that person deliberately hid, wasted many people’s time and enjoyed it.
Its about attitude…..which we can not change…we can not change how other people behave..or the kind of attitude they wear..but who asked you to start changing people….but atleast let people know you have a voice and you a have conscience and that you are not ready to be taken for a ride…

Speak Up… matters…speak up for good….


Thanks giving….

Thank you God for helping me decide, thanks for giving me one more chance to live.
Thank you all for making this a success. Thank you all for this breather, I needed it badly.
Thank you for that sms, it showed you have not forgotten.
Thank you for that kind gestures, those fights, those spirits, that flirting, that drive, that conversation, that sight….
Thank you all, for how I felt.
Thank you for being so caring…
I know you all like me…
Thank you God for making and sending such nice people on earth…

Thank you all…..The gang, my family, Gultu, Abhishek, Sundeep, Monica, Ramit, Amit, Vibhor, Yogesh…..

I want to see that Auto

While on my way to office I saw an Auto near the Bhikaji flyover. It was just another Auto but it caught my attention. This Auto driver was awarded by the Transport Minister and the driver had proudly got that thing painted in white on the back of the Auto. Also, had mentioned, that this Auto would go by Meter, something which comes as a surprise in Delhi. And also the fact that the commuter will get chilled water, newspaper and phone service free of cost.

The driver had a great empathy too, and which was evidently displayed that 10% discount would be given to Senior citizens and children. It was a deluxe auto, decorated with plastic flowers, and was a video coach too.

Unfortunately I could not note down its number….

I would like to see that Auto again….

It was an inspiration for other Auto wallas also…my auto wallah was also staring at that Auto…

Love it

All of them ask why did it happen so suddenly? It did not happen suddenly, it was gradual. It was there, latent. Growing with each passing day, spreading its roots.

Burns due to steam is more serious than hot water because steam has latent heat. I had these feeling in a latent mode. But they were just waiting to come out and explode. It did not happen all of a sudden, you came to know of it now.

I love the smell of rain drops falling on parched earth. I love the sound of silence. I love depth in relationships. I love passion in love. I love life. I respect all living beings. I love to live and let the other live. I love observing people. I would have all the time in this world and I would listen to you patiently whenever you would want a patient listener. I love truth. I love flowers, chocolates, perfumes. I love aesthetics. I love art. I love the idea of making this world a better place and I would love to work towards it may be I have already started that by reforming myself. I love chit chatting over a cup of coffee. I love when my dog plays with me. I am a die hard romantic. I love it all.

Jinhe Naaz Hai Hind Pe Wo Kaha Hai

From the day it was decided by the Government that every citizen of India would have the right to buy and exhibit the National Flag, there was a sense of Joy among people. But I was not happy about it becuase I knew the day it would happen people would start disrespecting it.
26th January, the next day of it, I was going to the bus stop and had to pass an NDMC dustbin, where I saw loads of national flags lying in filth. I also did not stop to take out all the flags from the garbage. After all it was rush hour and I also did not want to dirty my hands.
Accha how many of us stand up to pay respect to our anthem when we hear it. I think no one or may be a hand ful. Why dont we do it because I think we feel embarrased. What will other people think, just imagine, you walking on the road and all of a sudden you stop hearing the national anthem and the crowd coming from behind unaware of the fact end up colliding with you, giving you strange looks and some of them may give you some nice hindi gaali too.
How many of us remember the names of our martyrs or the children who win bravery award each year. Hardly anyone, but we know how many records sachin has broken, or which film stars which actor..hai na..
Its a question of interest..which we lack..sense of belonging which is missing. A person may spit on the road thinking its his birth right as he is paying tax for it. But the same person if sent to US would behave in his most gentlemanly fashion…ever wondered why?

No one killed Jessica. She died on her own. And the gift her parents got, well her mother died of cancer 6 months after Manu Sharma got bail and after that her father had numerous strokes, lost his memory.

7 years wasted, one life finished…what a waste

Victim: Priyadarshini Mattu…stalked, raped, murdered….
Accused, happily married…

Victim: Satyendra Dubey..whistle blower..died..for telling the truth…

Victim: Indian Oil employee … murdered…for telling the truth…. And they say justice delayed is justice denied.

Pappu Yadav: Contested elections from Jail.

India, free, been free for the last 59 years, and her people? They are free too…why not Manu Sharma is free and his likes are too…

Do you have freedom? What is it for you? Have you ever given it a thought? Who has the time, any way, to think? As long as I have my life going ok, why should I bother anyway?

Ya right, why not after all of them who fought for freedom have died already. And no one even bothers about his or her descendants, who are left to fend for themselves.

We chose the government, they promised Petrol Pumps. Kargil gone, heroes became history. Petrol Pumps, well your son shed blood, you shed money to get Petrol Pumps. So what your only Son who was just 25 years old died so that I could have my peace of mind and FREEDOM.

We talk about culture, and copy the west. Talk about equality, fraternity,,,,where is it? I cant see..can you?


I am repeating the same mistake again. Why do I keep chasing an illsuion , a mirage. I am running after a rainbow, in search of an oasis. Outcome would be zero..even then I can’t stop. Why am I running after an Illusion…

It’s an illusion I am dreaming of..I wish I had found it before….I don’t know what God has decided for me. But I think this time He must have thought of something nice.

Can’t it become true, how much I want it to become real…

AK 47

The original AK was also known as the AK-47. It was a gas-operated, selective-fire weapon. Like all 7.62-mm Kalashnikov assault rifles, it fired the Soviet 7.62 x 39-mm M1943 round and used a standard 30-round curved box magazine. The AK came in two versions: one with a fixed wooden stock, and another, the AKS, with a folding metal stock issued primarily to parachutist and armor troops. Except for the differences in the stock and the lack of a tool kit with the AKS, the two version were identical. The early AKs had no bayonet, but the version with the fixed wooden stock later mounted a detachable knife bayonet.
The improved model, known as the AKM, is easier to produce and operate. It weighs about one kilogram less than the AK. The reduced weight results from using thinner, stamped sheetmetal parts rather than machined, forged steel; laminated wood rather than solid wood in the handguard, forearm, pistol grip, and buttstock; and new lightweight aluminium and plastic magazines. Other improvements include a straighter stock for better control; an improved gas cylinder; a rate-of-fire control alongside the trigger; a rear sight graduated to 1,000 meters rather than 800 meters; and a greatly improved, detachable bayonet.
The AKM also has a folding-stock version, designated AKMS, intended for use by riflemen in armored infantry combat vechicles such as the BMP. Except for its T-shaped, stamped-metal, folding buttstock, the AKMS is identical to the AKM. The folding-stock model can reduce its length from 868 to 699 millimeters.
All 7.62-mm Kalashnikov assault rifles fire in either semiautomatic or automatic mode and have an effective range of about 300 meters. At full cyclic rate, they can fire about 600 rounds per minute (upto 640 rounds per minute for the AKM), with a practical rate of about 100 rounds per minute fully automatic or 40 rounds per minute semiautomatic. Both the AK and AKM can mount a grenade launcher. Both can have passive image intensifier night sights. Both can function normally after total immersion in mud and water. The fully chromed barrel ensures effective operation even at very low temperatures. The muzzle of either weapon fits into the swiveling firing points of the BMP. Thus, the infantryman can fire the weapon while the vechicle is moving.
The most serious drawback to the AK and AKM is the low muzzle velocity (710 meters per second) of the relatively heavy 7.62-mm round. This results in a looping trajectory that requires a clumsy adjustment for accuracy at ranges beyond 300 meters. The barrel overheats quickly when the weapon fires for extended periods, making the weapon hard to handle and occasionally causing a round to explode prematurely in the chamber. The exposed gas cylinder is easily dented, sometimes causing the weapon to malfunction.
Although they designed it in 1947 and thus referred to it as the AK-47, the Soviets actually adopted the AK in 1949. The AK entered service in 1951. It was the basic individual infantry weapon of the Soviet Army until the introduction of the AKM. The Soviets developed the AKM in 1959. It entered service in 1961. All 7.62-mm Kalashnikov assualt rifles are very dependable weapons. They produce a high volume of fire and are simple to maintain. However, the new 5.45-mm assault rife AK-74 is replacing the 7.62-mm weapons.

The following data comes from Janes Infantry Weapons 1995 – 1996.

Cartridge: 7.62 x 39 mm Operation: gas, selective fire
Locking: rotating bolt Feed: 30-round detachable box magazine
Weight: 4.3 kg Length: 869 mm
Barrel: 414 mm Rifling: 4 grooves, rh, 1 turn in 235 mm
Sights: fore, post, adjustable; rear, U-notch, tangent Muzzle velocity: 710 m/s
Rate of fire: cyclic, 600 rds/min Effective range: 300 m