Monday, June 29, 2009

THE INDIAN ELECTIONS - NEW YORK TIMES


YOU will be proud to be Indian if u read what the NY Times wrote about INDIA after the election


THE INDIAN ELECTIONS - NEW YORK TIMES
 
It is truly the greatest show on Earth, an ode to a diverse and
democratic ethos, where 700 million + of humanity vote, providing
their small part in directing their ancient civilization into the
future. It is no less impressive when done in a neighborhood which
includes de-stabilizing and violent
Pakistan, China, and Burma.
Its challenges are immense, more so probably than anywhere else,
particularly in development and fending off terrorism -- but
considering these challenges and its neighbors, it is even more
astounding that the most diverse nation on Earth, with hundreds of
languages, all religions and cultures, is not only surviving, but
thriving.
The nation where Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism were born,
which is the second largest Muslim nation on Earth; where Christianity
has existed for 2000 years; where the oldest Jewish synagogues and
Jewish communities have resided since the Romans burnt their 2nd
temple; where the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile
reside; where the Zorastrians from
Persia have thrived since being
thrown out of their ancient homeland; where Armenians and Syrians and
many others have to come live; where the Paris-based OECD said was the
largest economy on Earth 1500 of the last 2000 years, including the
2nd largest only 200 years ago; where 3 Muslim Presidents have been
elected, where a Sikh is Prime Minister and the head of the ruling
party
a Catholic Italian woman, where the President is also a woman,
succeeding a Muslim President who as a rocket scientist was a hero in
the nation; where a booming economy is lifting 40 million out of
poverty each year and is expected to have the majority of its population in the
middle class, already equal to the entire
US population, by 2025;
where its optimism and vibrancy is manifested in its movies, arts,
economic growth, and voting, despite all the incredible challenges and
hardships; where all the great powers are vying for influence, as it
itself finds its place in the world.
Where all of this is happening, is
India, and as greater than 1/10 of
humanity gets ready to vote, it is an inspiration to all the World.

— V
Mitchell, New York,


Sunday, June 7, 2009

WHO EVER THOUGHT THIS MUST KNOW NIGERIA WELL!!!!!!!


WHO EVER THOUGHT THIS MUST NO NIGERIA WELL!!!!!!!

A man died & goes to hell. There he finds that there is a different hell for each country and decides he'll pick the least painful to spend his eternity.

He goes to the German hell & asks, "What do they do here?" He is told "first they put you in an electric chair for an hour. Then they lay you on a bed of nails for another hour. Then the German devil comes in and whips you for the rest of the day".

The man does not like the sound of that at all so he moves on. He checks out the USA
hell as well as the Russian hell and many more. He discovers that they are all similar to the German hell.


Then he comes to the Nigerian hell and finds that there is a long queue of people waiting to get in...Amazed, he asks, "What do they do here?"

He is told "first they put you in an electric chair for an hour, then they lay you on a bed of nails for another hour. The Nigerian devil comes in & whips you for the rest of the day."

But that is exactly the same as all the other hells, why are there so many people waiting to get in?" asks the man. A concerned fellow calls him aside and said,

"Because there is never any electricity so the electric chair doesn't work. 

The nails ere paid for but were never supplied by the contractor, so the bed is
comfortable to sleep on.

And the Nlgerian devil used to be a civil servant. so he comes in, signs his time sheet and goes back home for other business!"

................. IT REALLY PAYS TO BE A NIGERIAN.