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  • Harshad Joshi 1:44 pm on October 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: मराठी-सण-आणि-उत्सव, ,   

    Happy Diwali 

    Wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali..

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  • Harshad Joshi 4:48 pm on October 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    a strategy to write perfect comments – a small howto 

    I love this cartoon.. In may early blogging days(2006), this was the trick I used to do trying to fetch some traffic on my humble blog(http://agneya2.blogspot.com)  😉

     
  • Harshad Joshi 4:43 pm on October 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bollywood, Lifestyle, Live in relationship   

    Live in relationship is fine with Maharashtra Government 

     

    The Maharashtra Government headed by Congressman Vilasrao Deshmukh and his ministers have okayed live in relationship..Live in relationship means people of opposite sex can have a relation without legal binding like marriage..

    Live in relationship might be common or acceptable in western countries, but by watching numerous Hindi films, thsi is what I have a concept of what might be called a bollywood lifestyle.

    1. Both, the girl and boy live in a seperate house, no parents to pester or poke their nose in their affairs..

    2. They can have sex anytime, in any way, and usually the girl dosent want to get pregnant, but unfortunately, she does become pregnant..

    3. Horrified, the guy leaves her and the poor girl, in tears, determines to raise the child..She cares a damm about others..

    4. Finally, a good common friend of the guy and gurl playes the role of Guardian Angel and decides to bring them togather..which is difficult..

    5. However, Mr Angel succeeds in bringing them togather, and everyones happy…

     

    Hmm, this is perheps a little bit of a Bollywood Hindi film starring Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta. I found this film undoubtedly the most ridiculous thing i had ever seen, except of couple of Preity-Saif kisses(Wanted to see something more, Censor Board in India is dangerously strict..). But is this what the government wants in Maharashtra??

    Actually, there are many people supporting age old marriage style and live in relations..

    I am single and I have got no gurl friend, I will oppose it. If I had my girlfriend with me, I would have strongly welcomed it. I know, its double crossing, but this is what is life all about..India is widely known as a country with strong moral values and traditional integrity. Perhaps, that’s why bold exhibitions of romance go for a toss in such a typical society, least being something like live-in-relationships in India. The union of a man and a woman is considered as one of the most sacred acts in this country. No wonder, living together before marriage is a sour dampener for the staunch ethic upholders. However, the new millennium has ushered in great changes even within the country that has forever been enshrouded in a blanket of rich culture and heritage.

    To be continued…

     
    • R.V.Ramani 5:03 pm on October 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      But in case the original boy with whom she was living earlier comes back who has the right to the child? Complications could arise if the person later marries somebody and this girl cannot get any compensation.
      RVR

    • Harshad Joshi 5:15 pm on October 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      My bet is that many young couples wont support it.

      Practically and economically, its unfeasible in India at this junction..

    • Sandesh 5:25 pm on October 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      nice info !!!

      🙂

    • Harman 2:55 pm on October 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      its a matter of complete personal and individual choice. i dont see anything wrong or ridiculous or shameful in it. if the guy and the girl are adults, and are mature enough to take their decisions wisely knowing all the pros and the cons of the relationship then no one has the right to interfere or oppose their relationship. i have seen, read, heard people opposing it in the name of indian culture, ethics etc. which according to me is not an appropriate reason to object because then there are hundred thousands of things to object in the name of culture and ethics… our culture says “atithi devo bhava” which means that “our guest is like our god” but tourist women from the other countries are raped, duped and kidnapped! our ethics dont allow communalism but still every third day a temple or a church is demolished. our culture never allowed ill treatment of women but still women are considered just a sexual toy or birth giving machine! our culture doesnt allow child labour, corruption, child marriage and so many other things. all i would say is that be human, try and eradicate these black spots of our culture n our country and live in relationships wont harm our country or the culture or the ethics. live ans let live

    • rashmi 5:57 am on October 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I second Harman’s view….

      Honestly speaking, there are enough BASIC problems in India to take care of, rather than hampering personal freedom… and Obviously, couples deciding to live-in have enough brains to use contraceptive (condoms and Pills) while they are together… Unwanted pregnancies, one of major issues raised by people, don’t happen while couple live-in.. it happens when you forget contraception in the heat of passion… 😛

      I just wonder, how come, Our Dear MNS chief hasn’t spoken about evils of live-in as its against Indian or rather maharashtrian culture…. Oh! i forgot, he’s busy grounding Jet Flights… who is already fighting the economic crunch!!
      LOL…OOps!!!

    • arpit pandey 8:14 am on October 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      From thousands of years india has reflected to whole world its moral values and strong traditions which actually differs the india from other countries. I strongly oppose the views of harman and rashmi, as they have left the great indian culture.
      it is not about getting bifurcated from the convention,but whether the particular bifurcation is correct with respect to all dimensions of life or not .today the youth (not all) have left the correct values of life, that is why they demand to have such kind of unethical relationships.in my view any work done by me which i can not share with my parents is the wrong. society (whether ancient or contemporary) has always tried to pump the populist,but bad traditons from any nook and corner, and that’s what they are doing in this case. in the name of so called “hamperring of freedom” they want to have sexual pleasures,those who can not go to red light areas or there ego confronts them actually evolved this methods of satisfying there sexual needs.

      i know one thing that live in relationships will never deter any events against women but will only degrade the society.

    • Harshad Joshi 9:02 am on October 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I am not sure what the MH government has planned, but some people said that the government was trying to make a law which gives compensation to women in case her partner has abandoned her after a failed live in relationship. Its important to understand, that if a women gets pregnant in such a case, then who is liable to be called the father of that child? In a bid of saving grace, the government perheps wants to have a law that might help in prevention of woman exploitation in live-in relationships..Speaking in terms of legal practices, how to define what a live-in relation is?? Who will decide that its actually a live-in relation?? Is it enough that one guy and one girl stay together in one flat, and then without any paperwork or bond, its a legal live-in relationship? Or you need to have sex at least once so as to conform it as legal? What?? The complexities of this bill are more then what we can think…

      I wonder, how many people actually opt for a ‘without marriage’, ‘without compulsion’ lifestyle in India? Very few to be precise..

      There was no immediate need of introducing this bill as ther are so many other issues we are facing, like an economic meltdown in the making, poverty, high inflation rate, corruption, but politicos, who would prevent them from taking filmy hero steps?? Its said – ‘Prevention is better then cure’, why bothr preventing something thats higly unlikely to happen?? Maybe the govt thinks Live-in relationship is the next biggest problem looming ahead after the possible global economic meltdown…

      Jerks..!!

    • rashmi 10:00 am on October 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Mr. Pandey! You certainly are an “Idle” example of Indian Youth, who thinks visiting a prostitute and having unsafe sex is BETTER than having sex with a committed partner…!!

      😀

      Good!!! India certainly needs PROGRESSIVE thinking like yours in this Economic Crunch …!! Sigh!!

      Certainly, the Law is not as simple as it is made to sound!! Seemingly boom to the live-in female partner but nightmare for her boyfriend…. curse for a woman whose husband is having another live-in partner… This is certainly not the time to introduce it.. lets debate, talk, criticize, love, hate it…. introduction and passing will take years… may be when majority of our politicians will be of the next generation (age between 35-50)… not when majority of then are “senior citizens”

    • arpit pandey 5:58 am on October 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      i am amply thankful to rashmi that you supporrted my view,specially about the thought…. lets debate, talk, criticize, love, hate it…. but the greatest irony in our country is that,.,.,., .any law is passed with out any prerectifications and public concensus, and the people like us outbursts our rage through these public networking sites, alas,…. what else we can do, except spreading public awareness.

    • Arnab 5:23 am on October 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I can’t believe some people are actually supporting this!

      We need to draw a line in this westernization wave. Since the ancient time, marriage has been regarded a sacred element in India and Hinduism.

      There is no credit in giving that up. The living together culture of the west has drove the divorce rate as close to as 50%. Indians take pride in having a strong & supporting family bond. Research has shown that kids that grow up with parents are more successful and confident than others.

      If not culture then at least for the sake of the next generation we should keep the marriage tradition strong.

    • SaTaN 3:53 am on November 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Mr. Arpit Pandey,

      From thousands of years india has reflected to whole world its moral values and strong traditions which actually differs the india from other countries.

      Can you gimme ten examples of “moral values” which INDIA has reflected to the world, well I will give u some examples of “moral” values

      Throwing garbage on the road
      Jumping the red light and not following traffic disciplines
      Rape and eve teasing of women
      Inter-religion fights
      Fights related because of ones mother tongue

      in my view any work done by me which i can not share with my parents is the wrong.

      Each time you will have sex with your wife, are you going to “share” with you parents, if not then its unethical.

      in the name of so called “hamperring of freedom” they want to have sexual pleasures,those who can not go to red light areas or there ego confronts them actually evolved this methods of satisfying there sexual needs.

      So where and whats the problem in it. I think you are not getting an opportunity that why you are feeling so isolated.

    • Harshad Joshi 4:19 am on November 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Satan

      What you mentioned happens everywhere, only some things are exposed by media, depending on their need while some are not..

    • peace 6:24 pm on November 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      guys forget it, its no use fighting about things that have happened. Laws are made & they are modified. Its up to us how we make the best use of it. And if we cant benefit from it, then damn the law. Do what u feel is right, as long as it doesnt harm anyone….

    • Priyadarshini Rana 5:16 pm on November 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @satan
      i second u. If a live-in-relationship goes wrong,anyone can simply walk outwithout much familial & no legal pressures.
      Many people strongly connoted it encourages sexual promiscuity & infidelity. It would be good to ask them, if the sense of responsibility in an Indian marriage includes sexual responsibility.
      Another prevelant belief of live-in-relationships fostering insecurity,particularly in women. One wonders if the most socially accepted ideas in India regarding women make them feel secure in any manner. The idea of women’s security itself is gendered.

    • parekh 3:59 pm on November 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      indian history depends on script and culture, so there is no need of act lik livein relationship

    • rameshraju 7:36 am on May 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      India has strongest family system in the world, only because of its rich culture and traditions. In Indian culture, marriage binds man and woman together through out life. The marriage institution is connected with ethics, epics, morals and emotions etc. But the high-salaries, growth of liberty, women empowerment, domestic violence, dowry harrasments, extra-marital affairs, and disinterest towards relgious epics are increasing the divorce rates in India.

      As a result the youth are adapting Live in relationships. Infact, Live in relationship kills Indian rich culture and tradition. It is the high-tech adultery whch does not need any commitment and sacriment in Livein relationships. It is a conditional relationship which is free of religious rituals, ethics and morals. It is very fragile that it can break up at any point of time, even after having kids. The blood relations in it are uncertain. In western countries, there is no proper culture and family system and they change their spouses like changing clothes daily. I cannot appreciate MH government in its decision. If live-in-relationships are legalised, the marriage institution in india vanishes soon and India will go to dogs. If it is legalised, then public prostitution is no wrong.

    • virgo 9:41 am on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      dear sir,

      There are lots of advantages and disadvantages of live in relation between man and woman.

      it is very true that a woman is always insecured this relationship,

      but at time,and certain situations live in relationship can help.

      The hindu culture which does not allow a widow or a seperated woman to remarry,in these situations either she is misled or misused by the society,at times they accept to become a call girl also.

      I feel its better to accept a live in relation than being a call girl.
      atleast she is with one person to take care off.

      live in relation may also help women who are not married, above middle age,lost time due to various difficulties and reasons of marriage of culture/religion/rituals/rasi/dosha etc.

      and women who need a male companion at later ages.because cannot help anyone but society will always like to pock their noses and interfere in others problems
      regards
      virgoperfect@hotmail.com

    • virgo 9:50 am on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

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      dear sir,

      There are lots of advantages and disadvantages of live in relation between man and woman.

      it is very true that a woman is always insecured this relationship,

      but at times,and certain situations live in relationship can help.

      The hindu culture which does not allow a widow or a seperated woman to remarry,in these situations either she is either misled or misused by the so called society which does not accept live in relation,situation forces a helpless woman to accept to become a call girl also at times.

      I feel its better to accept a live in relation than being a call girl.prostitute etc

      atleast she is with one person to take care off her.

      live in relation may also help women who are not married, above middle age,lost time due to various difficulties and reasons of marriage , culture/religion/rituals/rasi/dosha/age etc.

      and women who need a male companion at later ages for moral support. the so called society cannot help anyone, but society will always like to pock their noses and interfere in others problems.
      regards
      virgoperfect@hotmail.com

      Reply

      • Harshad Joshi 7:44 am on December 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Chill…I can assume what you are saying might be the best solution of this problem/situation etc, but alas, I am unable to comprehend it, as its an unrelated term I am unclear of. I have no idea if its right/wrong/unlogical/evil/good etc.

        Sorry for that, but still, as of today this matter is in ice pack and fortunately/unfortunately we dont have any takers for this.. 🙂

  • Harshad Joshi 7:10 am on October 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Dussera, Indian Festivals, Raavan, Shri Ram, Vijayadashami   

    Happy Vijayadashami 

    विजयादशमीच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा..!!

    Happy Vijayadashami to everyone. This is the day when Good conquered Evil. Lets win over our fears, ourshortcomings, and march ahead with faith, confidence and courage..

    JaY Shree Ram

     
    • nabinatrisha 7:26 pm on November 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      lovely picture Harshad, you could have narrated the story here 🙂

  • Harshad Joshi 7:08 am on October 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Muktangan English School   

    School Days 

    I remember, one day, I was caught eating salted peanuts in middle of class.  The teacher not only confiscated my delicious, crispy peanuts, but threw me out of the class. I dont know what happened to those tiny handful of khau. The wicked teacher ate them all, or she threw them into dust bin, I dont know. I miss that taste, I miss the feeling of adventure we used to experience while trying to attempt eating in class when teacher was teaching..it was a way of keeping ourselves awake after the long recess..

    However, this isent the greatest adventure I had..

    It was summer of 97, and the weather was hot, and for some fancy reasons, the goy sitting in front of me decided that he no longer needed to wear his brown school shoes..he gleefully removed them, and I think he enjoyed fresh air coming to his feet. But for the rest of us, it was punishment. the smell of sweat from his socks was creating high nuisance…So, I decided to play a prank. I reached for one of his shoe. Carefully, I took it away, and passed it to the boy sitting in next row. Fortunately he got an idea what I was upto, he winked as if asking ‘Who?’ I winked back pointing to Chinmay, yes, his name was Chinamy..My intention was only to hide the shoe and let Chinmay hunt for it..but this guy had more funny idea…he passed it along to the next row…and the shoe found itself dislocated somewhere in 6th row. Mind you, I used to sit in 1st row..

    In all that process, the teacher suddenly asked Chinmay to answer a question(Chinmay was dozing at that time) Naturally, he was clueless, he stood at his place dumbstuck. The teacher ordered him to walk off the class..It was sort of regular routine for him. Nonchantly, he put on one shoe, and this was when trouble struck…He was unable to locate one of his shoe, and the teacher was unable to understand what was taking so long..She screamed…”Chinmay..!!!” I could watch Chinmays face…those expressions said it all..I mean its so worse, you want to walk off a boring lecture but someone pesky has hidden your shoe, and at that point of time, even I didnt know where his shoe had travelled…He just managed to mumble…”..Mah shoe…e….”, “Shoes…”. Meanwhile, the rest of class realized the grave situation and within seconds, Chinmays shoe arrived at his place using the shortest path first algorithm..Chinmay realized who was the villian behind the scene..He looked at me and said,’ You just wait today after school’

    The next day, Chinmay’s parent approached the school teacher, and coz of that, I got transferred from 1st row, 2nd last bench to third row, third bench, directly in front of teacher..only for one week.. 🙂  My height was a proving problem for girls sitting on fourth bench..I came back on my original place..

    Meanwhile, I am still wondering whar saved me from getting thrashed from Chinamy and his goons, plain good luck perheps.. 😀

     
    • R.V.Ramani 2:56 am on August 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      What mischief are you onto now? Good writing with talented humour.

    • CHINMAY NANAWARE 5:30 am on April 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      mes remembers me of my all days i irritated all teachers

    • CHINMAY NANAWARE 5:31 am on April 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      mes remembers me of my all days i irritated all teachers in my 8d

  • Harshad Joshi 12:04 pm on October 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Blasts in India, Indian Mujahideen, ,   

    8 terrorists arrested in Pune 

    8 dangerous terrorists of Indian Mujahiddin are arrested from Pune today. They used to  hack Wifi connections and use the connection to send threatening emails to Police and government. Its notable that each of them were well educated, the head honcho Mohmmad Mansur Asgar Pirbhai,aged 31 used to work @ Yahoo! one of the most prestigious companies of India on a salary of Rs 19 lakh . Shame on Yahoo! for employing such a terrorist. (Yahoo! India has agreed to share Pirbhoys information to police, still is this the HR policy of Yahoo, shit….)

    First, the Samajwadi Party, Congress and that old man Javed Akhtar  wailed in favour of Azamgarh based terrorists claiming that they indulged into terrorist activities becasue they didnt had education, jobs etc. Now look at this Mansur Pirbhoy. Educated, having a well secure job and future, still he manages to do terrorist acts, plant bombs, send hate mails, and what else..I was startled to read that this son of a swine Pirbhoy didnt had a hint of remorse for what he did, or what he wanted to do.  He was stone cold during interrogations. Should we riddle their bodies with metal in public, just to show what is the fate of being a terrorist?? Meanwhile, Maya Sharma, the widow of Delhi Police martyr, Mohan Chand Sharma has come back strongly at the son of a bitch Amar Singh when he made derrogatory comments againsts the Late Sharma. WTH is Amar Singh?? Why dosent someone rip off his bulging eyes?? Except for Amitabh Bacchan, I think no one would like Amar Singh.. 

    Meanwhile here are few tips

    1. If any muslim coms to stay in your building, area, inform the police.

    2. If your company has employeed muslim people, check their activities, their mails, their surfing habbits etc.

    3. Dont trust what the muslim religious authorities say, muslims *are* terrorists. The Imam of Jama Masjid, Delhi is the biggest terrorist..dont trust the terrorists..

     
    • rahul 4:43 am on October 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      not only the politicians are saying that they are not terrorist but also they are pointing our system(police) who are fighting agaist terrorism,Mr Amar singh politician from samajwadi party is saying that the delhi encounter were fake ..don’t interfere and give such stupid comments when you are not helping anybody…..

    • anil 1:02 pm on October 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      did you seen Cinema Wednesday

    • Pritish Mukherjee 5:55 pm on February 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Learn to speak in an unbiased manner….if u carry on with your rhetoric against mislims as a whole u’ll come across as nothing less than an educated terrorist u are condemning in yur article…sweetheart grow up and learn to defend right and wrong ….what javed aKHTAR SAYS IS FOR UNEMPLOYED ,muslims not encompassing the vast majority of educated of alleged Indian Mujahiddeen members involved in the attacks in Delhi and Jaipur….So in all I am trying to tell you is that some segments of all religions and sects (including hindus…keeping in mind godhra and babri…) are open to brainwashing so please for f@#$%’s sake don’e be judgmental about a particular generic group as a whole….

      • pious 4:19 am on February 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        you are absolutely right

    • RexTR 2:57 pm on February 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      you are a fucking racist. you have no right to condemn a religion based on some acts of violence. and you have no right to accuse muslims before any group has even come forward to claim that they caused this. all muslims are not terrorists. terrorists are people like YOU, so filled with hate for others, so fueled by insecurities that they do and say anything to validate their existence.

    • pious 4:18 am on February 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      its only the indian police and the ministers fault

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