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  • Harshad Joshi 3:11 pm on October 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    It has been a long time 

    Its almost an year i last logged in and wrote a blog post. So many significant things happened in the last year..and this year. Life is getting more and more busy and finding time for pursing hobbies, passion and art is getting harder and harder. Its almost a luxury these days. Right now its diwali time and i just found a quiet corner of my home and all thoughts waiting to get poured on paper or blog from last year/month/week have gathered up..just dont know from where to start…

    Ok..let me start by wishing you all a happy diwali. May you have awesome time and great fun ahead. Not preaching you of stopping use of fireworks or any moral policing..but sure to say that we must do and enjoy stuff with caution and moderation, self moderation to be precise. Too much of anything is not good 🙂

    Coming back to blog posts – sure theres pretty much eventful stuff happening..be it in politics or be it in technology. I am no expert in social science or politics but technology..yes..i can understand a bit of it more then average person..so expect future posts to be technoiillogy related.

    I guess this much is enough for now. Hope i write the next blog post soon 🙂

    Till then – be good. be happy. be awesome.

     
  • Harshad Joshi 4:47 am on June 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: backdoors, cyberspying, huawei, human rights, NSA, prism, , security, telecom, USA   

    The triple whammy of cyber spying on people 

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    Posted from WordPress for Android

     
  • Harshad Joshi 11:07 am on March 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: software   

    The care and feeding of software engineers (or, why engineers are grumpy) | NCZOnline 

    http://www.nczonline.net/blog/2012/06/12/the-care-and-feeding-of-software-engineers-or-why-engineers-are-grumpy/

    #nowreading

    Posted from WordPress for Android

     
  • Harshad Joshi 7:17 am on September 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    of free speech and bans 

    (PS – this post is not about a specific government or ideology or community, but a brief attempt to summarize what overall is happening is right or wrong) Technology is static concept..unable to move, unable to interact unless the dynamic concept of its users get involved in it.

    Twitter, Facebook are good technologies meant to create digital connection and interactions between people who are otherwise hard to meet in real world.

    So far it is good.

    But from past few months, things are getting complex for Indian government and Indian netizans. There have been specific cases where Indian government has urged social networks to monitor disturbing content being uploaded on sites. Here disturbing content means anything picture, post that contains offensive material to either disrupt social harmony (do we have it?)  or directly the government.

    In unofficial way, Indian government is telling social networks to remove anything that it deems to believe to be offensive and can cause damage to governments image in peoples mind or worldwide.

    Perfect step taken by Indian government..except that it is totally nonsense and wrong.

    Some genius elements in Indian government totally fail to understand that they are playing a fools game by banning technology and curbing free speech ( which in unofficially non existent in today’s Indian society ), why cant they realize that instead of banning entire sites, or banning sms..they should target specific groups that are misusing technology to disrupt government functioning..

    And this is where government fails miserably. There is no way government has any kind of system to monitor users..no intelligence can provide them information..or even if intelligence provides information, the government is rarely seen to act promptly on this..yesterday sushil kumar shinderevealed that home ministry had warned state government of possible riots in mumbai..as usual, state government waited till few crores of property was damaged and people on twitter got enough material to be angry for weeks..

    Frankly..what is twitter ? It is just a microblogging site that allows people to post 140 character updates, allows people to follow, block, RT each other..thats all. This is static or fixed functionality of twitter. What probably inflammatory on it is the people who are using or misusing it for their purpose. this is the dynamic part of social network which needs attention

    And just to prove me wrong..police, ie a government body has decided to target people and arrest them and remove their websites and content. Police have arrested Aseem Trivedi who was associated with IAC in their recent tussle with GOI..This linkwill provide more information..and the charges put against him are quite serious for anyone.

    Is this the beginning of the end? Or a new beginning where all our probable fears will be proved to be true? What chaos and what challenges lies ahead?

    Time will tell..

     
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  • Harshad Joshi 2:25 pm on February 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Why I quit Facebook – NYPOST.com 

    social networks are publicizing personal emotions and creating a kind of vacuum that literally is sucking everything you have got and showing to to public. and worse, you are appreciating this fact.

    already we have got huge information overload. not sure where facebook will lead us. in India, Orkut was actively used in 2005-08..facebook killed it. Now who will kill +facebook in what way remains to be seen.

     

    Why I quit Facebook – NYPOST.com.

     
  • Harshad Joshi 7:52 am on February 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: BBC, , Online Communities, Real life, Social network, , Virtual world,   

    a virtual life 

    These days we have got two social lives. One in real world and other in virtual world of social networks like Facebook and/or  Twitter.

    I was reading an article of why Facebook causes a new stress on users. http://www.opposingviews.com/i/new-report-facebook-causes-stress-depression-anxiety  and http://www.switched.com/2011/02/16/facebook-causes-stress-anxiety-hooks-us-anyway/

    An important finding from one of the posts is

    Charles speculated that many users may feel anxious because of the site’s intrinsically self-centered structure. “It’s like being a mini news channel about yourself. The more people you have the more you feel there is an audience there,” Charles told the BBC. “You are almost a mini celebrity and the bigger the audience the more pressure you feel to produce something about yourself.”

    In short, Facebook tries to create a virtual but fake celebrity out of users, whatever might their real life be. By including photos, videos, quotes, events, Facebook is  like more of someone PRO promoting your personal life..publishing your details to world.

    But in the end, we should always remember that Facebook is a virtual world. Whenever you log into Facebook, you invest time, bandwidth and personal data in it..which is obviously not free. Remember not to get carried away by frenzy of getting a ‘celeb’ status. It is very easy on Facebook to get influenced by someone more elite then you and you can waste lot of positive energy attempting to be like them.

    I found out some old tips that will help you to stay updated with everyone without getting bogged down by all the information Facebook hurls at you.

    1. RSS feeds – If you want to find out latest information about a product, technology, or anything, you just need to subscribe to their RSS feeds. A good thing about these feeds is that most of sites dont have ads in them, thus providing you with clutterless information. However, it might not take too long before companies bombard you with ads in RSS feeds

    2. Email – Email is the reason why internet became popular. IM or real time communication is taking fight against email, but there is no substitute for emails as yet. Answering emails is more easy and more natural then replying to real time IM…not only emails allow you to think before answering, it is also more productive due to push mail services that are available on handsets, computers etc.

    3. Be social in real life – It takes nothing extra to be nice with people..meet people. Maintain good relations with them. If you ever get into trouble, the real people you know will be the first to help you out.  Speaking and conversing with people  helps better then posting fancy updates.

    4. Facebook is not the ultimate goal – Facebook is just another way to share things, its not the ultimate communication or the end point of what communication will be like. As we are evolving, we might have advanced tools at our disposal.

     
    • Anita Menon 9:09 am on February 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Well it can be sorted and that stress kept at bay, if you don’t take yourself seriously 🙂

      • Harshad Joshi 9:16 am on February 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        yeah. everything can be sorted out, but an individual needs to know how much stress to bear and how much to keep at bay.

        social networks is just a phase we are passing . we all had a life before fb and i bet there will be life beyond fb as well 🙂

        • Anita Menon 10:51 am on February 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

          I absolutely agree!

          yours truly,
          A social media junkie ( :-))

          • Harshad Joshi 11:08 am on February 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

            as a technology user and creator, facebook is quite marvelous in terms of accessibility, scalability and concept.

            but how long will it grow selling users data to partners? at some point it will reach saturation point and this juggernaut will stop rolling. we will go back to days where mobile phone will be used as a mobile phone to call people and send sms.

            it will take approx 8 years more and we will go back to normal life we had before 2005. a life before GPRS, broadband, blogs etc went mainstream.

            • Anita Menon 11:10 am on February 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

              That makes a lot of sense. Didn’t see that far into the future of social media. I enjoyed reading your post about it.

    • vinita 2:43 pm on February 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hi
      I am reading the Emperor of Maladies-just started actually, and have read about 50 pg only so far. So far the book has no reference to the ancient indian texts and curiosity about Ancient Indian comments or finding lead me (thanks to google) to your blog.
      Then like other netizens i got diverted to reading your page on ancient vedic mantra that heal and cure.

      Needless to mention, i am suitably intrigued by your views, and range of topics you are covering in these articles…

      i will visit this again surely.,, inshallah..! our attention span is like a 2 yr olds these days .. as i write this vijay mallya’s assets are flashed on tv and the startling (well not so startling) fact is announced that his total debt to banks thru 6 of his companies is a whopping 14000 cr..
      for a rich beyond words man, with 26 properties, a luxury mall, 200 horses, and 16 vintage cars … the king of goodtimes will go down in debt may be. but at the same time, i worry for the PSU bankers who financed such ventures, coz the witch hunting for them would be terrible…

      anyway the mind is a potpourrie of millions of thoughts and so it flitted from the treatiseon cancer to our ancient indian scriptures, to power of yagna, to reading about your cheerful profile …….and then thanks to the audio-visual stimulant of tv- to mr mallya!!! au revoir…

  • Harshad Joshi 12:24 pm on March 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Google Voice,   

    XMPP stanzas for Google Voice user in india 

    Google Voice is an awesome service that enables free callings to USA and Canada and has got affordable rates for rest of world..From last few days, I am getting Google Voice’s Call button in my gmail chat window. As Google Voice is not officially launched in India, this service keeps on coming and vanishing randomly..

    I captured some xmpp stanzas using my xmpp bot

    got   <presence from=”purigol@gmail.com/gmail.D63F1C6C” to=”firewalrus@gmail.com/0A882B52” id=”4″>
    <priority>24</priority>
    <caps:c node=”http://mail.google.com/xmpp/client/caps” ver=”1.1″ ext=”pmuc-v1 sms-v1 video-v1 voice-v1″ xmlns:caps=”http://jabber.org/protocol/caps“/>
    <status>Meeeep</status>
    <x xmlns=”vcard-temp:x:update”>
    <photo/>
    </x>
    </presence>

    DEBUG: dispatcher   ok    Got jabber:client/presence stanza
    DEBUG: dispatcher   ok    Dispatching presence stanza with type-> props->[u’jabber:client’, u’http://jabber.org/protocol/caps‘, u’vcard-temp:x:update’] id->4
    DEBUG: roster       ok    Setting roster item purigol@gmail.com for resource gmail.D63F1C6C…

    I have got some screenshots, but i will save them for later stages.

    I am not sure if Google is just testing Google Voice promo in India..i believe its launch in india will radically change the voice and mobile market..

    Dear google, please free us from the tyranny of mobile companies… 😉 😛

     
  • Harshad Joshi 5:23 am on March 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , GNU/Linux Kernel, Hackers, Rootkits, Virus, Web Security   

    India Force Linux presents a hardened kernel 

     
  • Harshad Joshi 6:10 am on January 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Open Source, Red Hat, Suse, Ubuntu   

    Why Open Source Linux Desktop is practically a fail 

    I met a group of people and we had to discuss on open source. I began as usual – Stop using proprietary Windows. Stop stealing software. Embrace Linux, it helps you (after that I told them several examples of how commercial companies are benefiting from open source technologies. All the case studies and examples were stolen from net and distro sites)In that interaction, I rediscovered some facts –

    1. In this social media age, no one cares for the tool but for the work. It dosent make a difference whether a software is free or not; as long as it dosent cost a penny. The end result matters, not the way how you do it.

    2. Piracy isent openly encouraged, but its the least thing cared about.

    3. Commercial Linux distro owners need to have a higher marketing budget then the funds needed to develop the core software. To make this thing works, a community based, unstable software having latest versions is given out free. Tweakers use it and report the bugs, fix things, enhance it and pass it back. This stable software is then inducted into stable desktop and sold as a commercial product. Red Hat has been doing it since 2003 and perheps this is what makes Red Hat to top linux distro list.

    4. People like to use GNU/Linux on servers but they are reluctant to pay a price for getting a software. However, they do spend on training users.

    5. Some distros like Ubuntu are absolutely hell bent on mimicking Windows way of functionality and seriously, its the first instance in 7 years where I have seen a Linux distro crawling on desktop, and well, crashing it..!! Their latest version is hopeless..!

    At the end.

    Open Source is very good sounding concept but a newcomer finds it extremely hard to earn something real fast as compared to those using non open source. You need to have a sure backup plan if Open Source based concept back fires.

    Preaching of the theorotical Open Source concepts like – Free Software, Libre, Open ness etc is all crap, people start yawning after hearing this nonsense for more then 3 minutes. And this is what the Open Source Evangelists do..and make sure people run away from it as far as possible ! People have got real FUD in using open source software, we cant cant claim all FUD’s are artificial or unreal.

    But all is not bad. I would recommend that every newcomer who wants to develop apps in GNU/Linux or wants to work as a network administrator should start using Red Hat software (FC and CentOS). This is true for Indian public, at other places, YMMV. The other prominent players in commercial Linux market are – Suse and Ubuntu. Try this once you feel Red Hat is letting you down.

    The title of this post is somewhat wrong, but I couldent find one better.

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    • zaine_ridling 11:52 am on January 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Perhaps a better way is to show them how robust and how fast our Linux systems are. Whenever I even mention how much fun I’m having with Linux to my Windows and Mac friends, they get angry. One reason is that they’re paying $300+ dollars to be held captive by proprietary, corporate software, and the last thing they want to admit is that they’re wrong.

      But while the last ten years have been good for Apple users, they’re now discovering how expensive it is to compute on increasingly closed systems. As for Microsoft, the last decade has been one nightmare after another. Since switching to Linux in 2006, I haven’t looked back.

      • Harshad Joshi 1:17 pm on January 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Globalization is bringing a lot of money and we are seeing average salaries go up. Now many people can afford to purchase expansive proprietary software, infact i know some people who flaunt expensive OS as a status symbol..!!

        Whoa..the more, the merrier..!

  • Harshad Joshi 12:34 pm on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Fun,   

    Unwritten letters (my love story, my beliefs, my space, etc) 

     
  • Harshad Joshi 2:48 am on August 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ,   

    Independence Day 

    India Flag

    Yesterday, our forfathers fought against the evil british empire..

    Today..we have to fight against the evil corrupted system that they have left behind..

    The battle isent over…

    Happy Independence Day, India..

     
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  • Harshad Joshi 12:36 pm on August 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: N1H1, , Sharad Pawar, Suresh Kalmadi, Swine flue   

    Swine flue in Pune, India, some reasons and questions 

    Everything is justified.

    However, India is more prone to any kind of epidemics because of the inherent unclean habits the common people have.

    Add to it the careless attitude of people who actually are supposed to work on complex issues. The recent epidemic wouldent have had been so grave if the airport authorities would have done a more strict check of the people coming from abroad..what did they do? Just filled up a form saying that we are safe..some infected blokes slipped in the city, mixed with people and today, after 10 lives gone, we are wondering from where did it all start..!!

    Nuts..isent it??

    And one more thing..

    This swine flue isent a joke anymore we sit and analyse it esp the punekar way..

    Some families have lost their children, working men. This loss cant be justified. At this point of time, we all should support them. We need to realize the gravity of this issue.

    Lets not take it like ‘just-another-thing’

    Ignorance is a deadly sin, and we are paying for it.

    Some things that came in this light

    1. Where is Sharad Pawar, the head of National Disaster Management Committee which was set in Mumbai 2005 floods? I think the old guy needs to divert his attention from ICC to India. People are dying, food is becoming expensive and this guy..what is he doing??

    2. Where is Suresh Kalmadi? This man is invisible since the Deepak Mankar incident, and even during the swine flu epidemic, he hasent come across to punekars? Is this what we have elected him for?

    3. Is this a plot of a foreign power to disrupt the Indian software industry??

    4. The CM of MH is a MBA, he is supposed to have knowledge of how to manage things..but he missed it completely. Confused, Ignorant and Pathetic.. Asshok Chavan should sit in his house …

    5. Dont get out of home for at least 4 days.

     
    • sonal dharmadhikari 1:22 pm on August 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      we guys never have an idea where the authorities r lost in such situations….
      its no good searchin them
      i,for one,have given up all hope of pinnin them down
      nor is it good enough to mope around doing nothing…
      take care of urself n everyone u know or dont,as much as possible
      tats all i cn say

    • Dr. Manish Mishra 12:02 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      The lesson learnt from Swine flue is – keep clean and make your city clean & green. Every where you can see lot of garbage particlarly in common places of Bhopal and other medium size city. This is a major havoc as compared to other contagious diseases in India. Most of the persons/localites are irresponsible towards thier surrounding environment.

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  • Harshad Joshi 10:57 am on August 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    A sneek peek 

    Screenshot-ifl

    Thats the first preview of India Force Linux Desktop. Stay Tuned…

     
  • Harshad Joshi 12:11 pm on December 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2008, 2009, Aesops Fables, , Obama, Outsourcing, Panchatantra, Recession, , , Wise words, Wordpress   

    The end brings a new beginning 

    The end was actually hiding a new beginning in its sphere;

    darkness became the light,

    the wind turned into the smell of fear…

    2008 will end soon. Thank you to everyone who supported me. I had promised, even if this blog might stop for a while, the journey still continues…Some of you mailed me, some of you called me, I thank you. I wont pretend, but your words helped me a lot..

    I cannot make you wait for too long..

    You can now find me on Twitter – http://twitter.com/sevenlives

    House on a tree..the zen way

    This is a new venture by me into realms of unknown. I have tried to be honest while writing the Haiku, an art that is obscure, difficult to master, yet at the same time offers simple advice to the reader, the Zen way. At the same time, you can find humour, sarcasism, philosophy, rhythm a blend of everything…As a kid, I read a lot of Aesops Fables, Panchatantra, Indian legends, so expect to find the wise sages, the lonely Hermits, the houseless woods, speaking tigers, poisonous snakes, dangerous scorpions, smiling babies, everything that we encounter in our dreams and real life 🙂 .Sometimes you might not actually feel like reading a stereotype Haiku, but i have tried to preserve the ‘3 line rule’ , short is sweet..It offers me several advantages –

    1. It requires less time to write

    2. It helps to deliver the right message in right time

    3. Offers you lot of flexibility in reading, you dont need to be holed up forever in front of pc all the time..

    What more I can say now? Its time you can go and read it. Mind you, its Twitter, microblogging has got some limitations, the Haikus I wrote still maintain a rough edge, but I havent tried to hide the naiveness, maybe it will help to end the learning phase a little more fast..Twitter cannot substitute WordPress, but for the timebeing, it serves well..

    This is the sample of what you can expect

    People understand Tao

    People understand Zen

    Lying is a bad habit..

    This Haiku is obviously meant to target all marketting mongers. They are all of the same catagory, they try to sell you anything making it appear useful, however you bring it, you realize, its a waste of resources. We all need to be careful. Dont invest into something that appears glamorous, glosy. Too much of shine can be harmful. Your money/time/resources are precious, use them wisely and dont succumb to any pressure. In todays age, where recession looms ahead, job cuts are round the corner, we need to make sure we act wisely.

    Or

    Peace and goodwill

    they are everlasting desires

    Weak people have got no options…


    Todays tough age demands more out of us. No one can afford to be weak and request help all the time. Its apparant that a weakling is a burdan in any society. Unless you are strong, you are firm, you will always stay at the mercy of others, thus making your life miserable and weak. A weak person always desires peaec, but he is unable to fight for it, thus living forever in grief..A lesson we learn from Indias IT sectors debacle – Depend on US for yor jobs, you will always be at the perils of anti outsourcing voices. Obama isent a good man who will work in your favour, making life easy for you. The time isent the same now. Its time to get tough and act accordingly..Develop your own technology and then sell it. Sooner or later the world will be at your feet.

    Ok, thats enough for now.

    With all your blessings and compliments,

    I will be there again…

    See you on Twitter.

    Harshad Joshi.

     
    • Mahendra 4:19 am on December 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      “A weak person always desires peaec, but he is unable to fight for it, thus living forever in grief.”

      Well said!
      I am totally in agreement with above.
      Besides IT, we in the engineering industry are also experiencing slow down . The Infrastructure business which was the flag ship business group of the company, is lying low. Customer who have once placed the orders, are not in position to take deliveries due to cash crunch. Infrastructure business in mostly dependent upon the World Bank Finance . When this source dries down, the going gets tough.

      With all the Odds of 26/11 reminds me of this poem:-

      Still I Rise —–

      You may write me down in history
      With your bitter, twisted lies,
      You may trod me in the very dirt
      But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

      Does my sassiness upset you?
      Why are you beset with gloom?
      ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
      Pumping in my living room.

      Just like moons and like suns,
      With the certainty of tides,
      Just like hopes springing high,
      Still I’ll rise.

      Did you want to see me broken?
      Bowed head and lowered eyes?
      Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
      Weakened by my soulful cries.

      Does my haughtiness offend you?
      Don’t you take it awful hard
      ‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
      Diggin’ in my own back yard.

      You may shoot me with your words,
      You may cut me with your eyes,
      You may kill me with your hatefulness,
      But still, like air, I’ll rise.

      Does my sexiness upset you?
      Does it come as a surprise
      That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
      At the meeting of my thighs?

      Out of the huts of history’s shame
      I rise
      Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
      I rise
      I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
      Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
      Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
      I rise
      Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
      I rise
      Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
      I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
      I rise
      I rise
      I rise.

      Wish you all happy new year…

    • Harshad Khandare 6:44 am on June 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      My Dream home.. Tree House..

  • Harshad Joshi 2:54 pm on September 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Sony, Sony Mylo,   

    Wi-Fi Sony® mylo® : A review 

    The Wi-Fi Sony® mylo® internet device gives you what need to stay connected. It conveniently uses wireless LAN technology so there are no monthly bills or long-term contracts. Call your friends on Skype® for free or IM them on AIM®, Google Talk™, or Yahoo!® Messenger using the back-lit slide-out keyboard and enjoy unparalleled communication in the palm of your hands. You can also browse the Web, take photos and share them on the 3.5-inch LCD touch screen. All this on a device small enough to take virtually anywhere. Sony® mylo®, the fun of a PC in your pocket. Also available in black.

    Shoot Video…Now you’re a star

    Now you can capture video using the built in camera to capture video in MPEG4 in addition to capturing still images. There are many websites where you can upload photos and videos like Flickr™ and YouTube™ as well as social networking websites. Because our device supports uploading and downloading files mylo Internet Device owners can post content to many of these popular content websites1.

    Enhanced Web Browsing

    Through its hi-res touch-screen, you can browse many popular websites. Your portable Internet experience is now closer to the internet experience on a PC. Enhanced Web Browsing combined with Adobe® Flash® Lite 3 support means you now have access to websites like YouTube™ and others. Mylo’s upload and download capability allows you to use popular websites like Facebook® for posting and commenting1. Adobe® Flash® Lite support also means you can play compatible casual Flash games.

    Instant Messaging. Where and when you want.

    With the Sony® mylo® Internet Device you can always stay in touch. Instant Message your friends with the most popular messaging software from AOL®, Yahoo!®, Google™ and Skype®. Send and receive e-mail through AOL® Mail, Google Gmail™ and Yahoo!® Mail. And, with COM-2’s new backlit keyboard you can type wherever you want to regardless of how much light is available.

    mylo Widgets

    A widget is a small application that is generally designed to do one simple thing but to do it really well. COM-2 comes with several pre-installed widgets that range from basic like the Google search widget and the Facebook® Notifier that tracks activity on your Facebook page to more advanced apps like the My Contacts widget that works as a consolidated buddy list for all the IM applications on the mylo. In addition to the preinstalled widgets COM-2 users will be able to download new widgets from the new COM-2 product website. And, for the first time, users will be allowed to register as a developer in order to gain access to the technical resources they will need to build their own widgets.

    Built in Camera

    With the built in 1.3 Megapixel camera imaging and everything you do online are at your finger tips. Now you can capture photos, edit them on the built in photo editor and because COM-2 features upload and download capability you can post them directly to your blog or even to your Facebook page. All on the mylo without the need for a PC.

    Voice Calling with Skype®

    Skype lets you enjoy free Internet phone calls to and from any Skype enabled device and PC, anywhere in the world! Or Skype-Out to any phone number for a nominal fee.

    Music and Video

    MP3, ATRAC, WMA (Secured and Un-Secured) and now AAC codecs. Play music you’ve purchased from many compatible online music stores. Multi-task: listen to music while you IM or surf the Web. COM-2 also supports Windows Media DRM 10 so you can even use your mylo communicator with many popular subscription music services. The improved video player supports both MPEG4 along with the improved video quality of MPEG4 AVC.

    Free Wi-Fi access at McDonald’s and more

    Sony’s mylo® COM-2 device owners receive free Wi-Fi access at over 10,000 Wayport Hotspot locations nationwide; including over 10,000 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s® Restaurants, 70 IHOP restaurants, 600 hotels, and more.

    SHOUTcast® Internet Radio

    You can now enjoy many of the over 22,000 free SHOUTcast® Radio stations on your mylo® COM-2 Internet Device. Whatever your tastes may be, SHOUTcast Radio is bound to have a station for you. From music, to talk, to sports, news and more, SHOUTcast Radio offers COM-2 users selections of nearly every genre from all parts of the world. Enjoying unlimited free radio on your COM-2 is easy through the SHOUTcast Radio widget and associated service.

    Product Specifications

    Video

    • Format(s) Supported : MPEG4 SP/ASP, AVC Baseline (up to QVGA 30fps, 384/768 kbps)

    Weights and Measurements

    • Dimensions (Approx.) : 5 1/4 x 27/32 x 2 5/8in (130.8 x 20.7 x 64.6mm) (excluding protrusions)
    • Weight (Approx.) : 6.8oz (193g) (including rechargeable battery)

    Hardware

    • Camera : 1.3 Megapixel with macro mode
    • Keyboard : Backlit slide-out QWERTY keyboard
    • LCD : 3.5 WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) with Touch Panel
    • Microphone : Built-in and one-touch answer remote controller
    • Speakers : Built-in

    Graphics

    • Format(s) Supported : JPEG, PNG, BMP

    Power

    • AC Power : Adapter DC IN 5.2V
    • Battery Life (Approx.) : Up to 6 hours Internet calling, Up to 20 hours music playback, Up to 7 hours video playback, Up to 6 hours Web Browsing
    • Battery Type : Removable Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery 3.7V 1200mAh

    Web Browser

    • Web Browser Type : Access NetFront™ web browser with Adobe® Flash® Lite 3

    Networking/Modem

    • Security : WEP (128bit/64bit, Open System/Shared Key), WPA-PSK (TKIP, AES)
    • Wireless LAN : IEEE 802.11b/g

    Software

    • Instant Messaging : Yahoo!® Messenger, Google Talk™ ,Skype® or AIM®
    • Internet Voice Calls : Skype®

    Operating Conditions

    • Operating Temperature : 5 to 35 C (41 to 95F)

    Inputs and Outputs

    • Headphone Jack : ö3.5mm jack via remote controller
    • Headset Inputs : 10pin flat jack (16ohms)
    • USB Port(s) : mini USB jack

    Memory

    • Memory Size : 1GB Internal memory
    • Type : Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo™ Expansion Slot (up to 8GB Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo™ supported)

    Audio

    • Format(s) Supported : MP3, WMA, AAC, ATRAC®

     
  • Harshad Joshi 5:11 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ATS, GUJCOC, , Hemant Karkare, , , POTA, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Shivraj Patil, Sonia Gandhi, , Vijay Salaskar   

    Shivraj Patil, a height of political incompetence 

     

    shivrajpatil

     

    Breaking News – Sunday 30 Nov 2008 12:15 pm 

    After an eventful 3 days of Mumbai attacks, the bastard Sivraj Patil has finally decided to resign form the post of Union Home Minister. 

    Son of a bitch..!!

    Update on 28/11/2008

    1. NSG commondos has surrounded Nariman House.

    2, The Oberoi and Taj skirmish still continues, a blast is reported..

    3. USA sends a team of FBI officials to Mumbai, I dont know what will they do in here..

    4. Narendra Modi announces a 1 crore compensation to each of the killed in the attack..

     

    Update on 27 November 2008

    Mumbai is being attacked by pakistani militants. India *is* at war..Are we getting it, India *is* at war..!!!

    We lost Hemant Karkare, Vijay Salaskar, and numerous others… 😦

    Shivraj Patil, you dork, why dont you just resign and sit at home telling stories of pre independence era to your grand children..maybe they will believe you are a Man…Terrorists are bombing places at their will, and your crap headed crab, you are sitting in a hi security office delivering bloody quotes..You incompetent nuthead, go away from the post of Union Home Minister, it is a prestigious and responsible ministry once held by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, hailed as the Iron Man of India. Shivraj Patil, dont forget, Sardar Patel was also of Congress, but one thing he had was courage. Courage isent a word, anyone could use it. You need to be a Man, understand it right. You need to be a Man to know exactly what courage means. The other day you were quoted as saying ‘I am not panicking even if terrorists attack’, isent it?? You burly brained nonsense, had the terrorists targetted your family members you would have realized who panicks and who dosent.

    Let me tell you – The common Indian isent intimated by any kind of terror attack. We are used to every difficulty in life, every challenge, and every terse situation. But why should people like you get to be there, where you are right now..?? Crap head, just walk the streets of any Indian city unarmed, no security with you then you might get some sense in your brainless skull…

    Shivraj Patil, you dork, you are an incompetant politico. Get a life…Get away from the Union Home Minisstry Office. You have already spoilt the prestige of that post, dont detoriate it further…

    In a talk given to NDTV, this is what the minister has to say..

    “I will resign only when the Congress president Sonia Gandhi tells me to go.”

    wow, look at the height of shamelessness…So, according to Mr Shivraj Patil, Sonia Gandhi is the new God. And he will obey his God only…I am speechless…

    We need that The law proposed by Narendra Modi, the GUJCOC should be implemented throughout India to battle terrorism. Add to it the POTA. Then I think no terrorist will dare to attack India

     
    • Mitul patel 7:03 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      you are dam right this is not the place when person like Mr.shivraj Patil belongs its better for him and for all the people of india if he resinged from the post and atlist need some one like Mr.Modi to replace him so in futuer we are not hear quotes like ‘I am not panicking even if terrorists attack’

    • Ranjeet 12:58 pm on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Why is Shivraj Patil so sympathetic towards jihadis, terrorists .He avoids using terrorist words and instead use misguided people for the inhuman terrorists.

      Shivraj Patil has been the weakest Home Minister we ever had .
      why is he so reluctant to make any anti terror law .

      He doen’t deserve to be Home Minister of India and must quit if he has a bit of shame.

    • Undercover Indian 3:10 pm on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Right. This man deserve to be removed. He just don’t understand what country is dealing with. When bodies of indians were lying in parks and roads, this man was more concerned about his personal cleanliness. What an irony…. From an iron man , now we have progressed to get a ironical man.

      http://www.undercoverindian.com/2008/09/delhi-bomb-blasts-and-well-attired-home.html

    • chandrabhan 8:19 pm on September 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Come on guys, I have named him ‘Shivraj, The competent’. he has many competencies like licking sucking and immaculate dressing. He always manages to appear in spotless white dress and shoes. All this takes time, where will he find time for managing the ministry?
      Be gentle on him, He is greatest gift to former Babu MMS.
      We simply deserve people like them. First of all we don’t vote and then we crib about the govt, It is not fair. I simply love him. He is the best sucker in this side of the world

    • Tornado 8:13 pm on November 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Well I can see the frustration hope soon people show this in election by kicking them off.
      Shivaj Patil has also put his name in Indian political history as the most incompetent and shameless person.

    • rajesh 7:03 am on November 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Apponitemnt of silly person like him on such imp post….shows how much serious our goverment is about our secutiry

    • Devendra Rai 7:20 am on November 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      We need an Obama style revolution to clean up Delhi. Or a sort of French Renaissance. Or else, the common man will continue to die at the cost of arses sitting in fortified and conditioned offices. Wonder where is Raj Thakeray to defend the marathi manoos who have suffered this pain and where is his party! To top it all, the hon’ble home minister spoke about V P Singh rather than people who are still alive and can die at the press briefing!

    • Monika 7:21 am on November 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Best way to counter terrorism
      1. Kill all the politicians and give reign to educated and dedicated people like IAS officers, IPS officers .Politicians are the biggest terrorists.
      2. Make the entire system more effecient and more accountable.
      3. Mr Sibbal says that it was a well planned attack and it was being planned from 2-3 months. Shame on you. Were you sleeping since then. Where the heck is our intelligence? Can we call ourselves a global power when we cant defend even a common man in our country. There are blasts everywhere and every month. Delhi, lucknow, jaipur, gujrat, bangalore, the list goes on.
      4. I want a bomb to explode in the parliament when all the politicians are there. They have fucked our country.
      5. This non sense statement that we choose the politicians is ridiculous. We will choose from what we get. The whole lot is rotten, what choice does the common man have?

    • Blitz 8:02 am on November 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      1.After all this, Shivraj Patil should not be asked to resign, he should be “Sacked”.
      2. Even yesterday (Mumbai shoot out) he again came in best suit he can afford and had a rose on his coat.
      3. Last time when he was confronted by people / media he shouted back saying that he is loyal to his “leader” (read sonia gandhi). NO. Mr. Shivraj you are answerable for us, people of India. You represent India not sonia.

    • email7284 8:02 am on November 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Totally agree with Monika. India must take some pages off Bush and Blair doctrine. India has must apply the system Israel uses. Most Muslims are shocked and have had enough of these militants using the cover of their religion for such heinous acts.

    • shekhar 4:33 am on November 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Is he shameless or a mad person I do not know. I request terrorists to once again attack the parlement but ensure that atleast 200 of them (from all parties) are killed. All of them are either fools or shameless. (including PM — yes)

    • Scooter 6:47 am on November 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I’m from the United States and know NOTHING of the politics of India. In fact, I know little of India except I have been watching a lot of the coverage of the terrorist’s acts on NDTV the past few days.

      If I might ask, what is the attitude of the general populace towards tour Prime Minister? Is it favorable or unfavorable since this event?

    • Harshad Joshi 6:50 am on November 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Breaking News – Sunday 30 Nov 2008 12:15 pm

      After an eventful 3 days of Mumbai attacks, the bastard Sivraj Patil has finally decided to resign form the post of Union Home Minister.

      Son of a bitch..!!

    • Ashish Kapadia 8:04 am on November 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Scooter

      Terrorism specially from Muslim twisted minds isnt something new for India. But this time it has hit Indians hard.

      The general feeling is “Enough is Enough”.

      Everyone knows Pakistan is harbouring , supporting and instigating such attacks.

      People want answers and action now.

    • Harshad Joshi 8:08 am on November 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      What more reasons India wants to start attacking pakistan?

      Isent this recent carnage not enough to declare a war on Pakistan?

    • Santosh Kumar 7:54 pm on December 1, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Guys

      I understand the feeling of 1) Relatives of the Victims of Mumbai attack 2) The uneasy tense feeling Mumbaikars have when the go out on the streets of Mumbai

      Hemant Karkare- Got his BTech as Mechanical Engineer, cleard IPS. When such highly qualified sincere officers are killed, it really is painful and sad.

      However, please do not become emotional. Think Rationally.

      I have seen emotional remarks like declare war on Pakistan.
      Just think for 5 mins. What is the use of war? Will it not breed more hatred? You go and bomb the terrorists and kill them. But, their families will again develop hatred. Hatred breeds more hatred. You are just applying ointment for a disease, rather than curing it using medicines.

      LB Shastri resigned as the Railway minister in 1956 owing moral responsibility when a train accident took place killing 144 people. How could he control a train accident ? But still he owned the responsibility.
      Our former home minister Shivraj Patil, should have done it on the same lines. Unfortunately, it does not happen that way in today’s politics.

      Its collectively responsibility of We the citizens to elect good politicians, report susupicious people to the police immediately.

    • T.s.RAO 5:22 am on December 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      The only reason why shivraj was allowed to continue is that he is very handsome in his three piece suit does he not?he looks like
      a member in house of lords.sonia being from Europe would have liked somebody who looked a French or English.What other reason
      could there be for his continuance in that post.just think?

  • Harshad Joshi 3:04 am on September 3, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Adware, , Browzar, Google Chrome, Google Gears, GoS(Good OS), Internet Explorer, Matt Cutts, Mozilla Firefox, , , Privoxy, Proxy Server, Spyware, Tor   

    Google unveils Chrome, the browser (spyware) we were waiting for 

    Google finally unveiled Chrome, the beta edition of its web browser. Long ago, Google has predicted – ‘The browser is the platform’, keeping it in mind, it released Gogle Gears, now the Chrome. The tab button stikingly resembeles like he Yahoo toolbar, did anyone note that?? Of course, the Yahoo toolbar adds the tab functionality to older IE editions. Cold this be the next big application that will spy on people from now? I remember writing a link on how Google has exploited privacy and security of users..Wow…Is this the biggest spyware we have ever seen?? A note to Paranoids – I cant say for gurantee that Google Chrome is the official spying tool released by Google, but given its past and privacy pundits worried over Google tracking its users habits, trends etc…but in that case, I can safely say – Orkut is the biggest spyware. Enter Orkut, and you will find all fizzy stuff ranging from click trackers, url trackers, content crawlers, etc.

    I suggest – take a break..Stay away from the web for some time, maintain a random click pattern that will make Google;s life difficult. 😉 Install this wonderful tool, Tor

    Q. What is Tor?

    A. Tor is a software project that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security. Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. Tor works with many of your existing applications, including web browsers, instant messaging clients, remote login, and other applications based on the TCP protocol.

    Good luck. However, I am amazed how well this wannabe Google Spyware has found its way in news, media, blogs..did this thing really needed so much attention?? Mozilla’s doing a fine job against Microsoft, the browser war isent the same one it was in 1997…Joke..! Like Apple iPhone, Google Chrome has lived its hype, and I think its one of the most successful webmedia marketting campaign we have seen recently., after the dramatic Apple iPhone..

    2 years ago, I remember downloading an IE based slim browser, it was called Browzar. The site’s still alive, except that it didnt get a grand attention Chrome’s getting.. I think it hasent come out of its beta stage even after 2 years later I downloaded it. Browzar claims to be a paranoid web surfers friend..but as its based on IE, I wont assume anything..Wow, the date matches exactly…Take a look @ this article I had written lonng time back describing Browzar.;)

    Psst..want to see Chrome crashing?? Try this link… 😉

     
    • AmericanCitizen 4:52 am on September 3, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Run as far away from a Google binary as you can!!! Google is in the business of intelligence gathering and putting their software on your computer is utter suicide for your privacy and security.

    • Limey 12:49 pm on September 3, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I tried running the Chrome installer. It only got as far as telling me it wasn’t suitable for my system (Windows 2000), but it had already installed a hidden “updater” program (i.e. spyware) in the Local Settings folder, set to be run every reboot (and stay resident). I discovered it when the firewall trapped it trying to phone home, and removed it with HijackThis.

      This browser is seriously bad news – avoid!

    • colono 5:35 pm on September 3, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      There is a struggle for freedom of all kinds – from basic civil liberties to freedom of information and knowledge – Google profits on keeping certain sections of Open Source software thriving, – such as some of the various platforms that allow social networking, then they keep the rest extremely closed in a manner resonant with other totalitarian cyberspace empires, like Fakebook and Microsoft.

      Some say that Stallman is an extremist, but freedom requires principles. Those principles are broken by Google all the time and more and more information and potential knowledge are controlled by over-sized corporations that increasingly are under conventional market pressures – and therefore might sell all their user behaviour data anytime that the shareholders should remain unsatisfied with the profit maximisation rates.

      It is Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Pfizer et al who are the extremists – the rest of us are merely people trying to share and cooperate, but they won’t let us. It is a matter of principle!

    • hector santos 4:02 am on September 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      You need to stop complaining and report this UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR to the FCC, FTC, your state senators, etc.

      Google is just exploiting the pandora box APPLE has opened with installation of software on user devices (now you PC is just a DEVICE now) with full centralized server control on your computer.

      PUT A STOP TO THIS NOW BEFORE IT BECOMES TOO LATE.

      Here is whats going to happen:

      MICROSOFT will see Chrome as a threat (google opened the door with saying its now a OS) and MS will look for the legal right to put its with “Kill Switch” just like APPLE has done with the iPHONE to kill applications they feel is a threat or not part of their strategy.

    • knujlla 8:17 am on September 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Google Chrome communication is explained here:

      http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/google-chrome-communication/

    • Chrome Plated Spyware 11:30 am on November 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Google Chrome and Google in general are but symptoms of a controlling, centric style of government. If you liked how the GWB regime trampled your liberties, you’re gonna love the “new” Obamination and Chrome.

    • roofcleaningtampa 7:10 am on April 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I TRUST Google because their motto is “Do No Harm”.
      I intend to installl the Google Browser, and try it.

      • eric 9:51 am on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        you trust google….. ah okay.you are a sucker.plain and simple.just because you dont give a dam that google puts a key logger on chrome dosent mean the rest of us are so dumb.better make sure you stay away from the porn because your “friend” google will find out.

    • Mr Google 9:12 am on July 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      since installing I can not enter my flash drive which has a security login because it says that another application is using it fkciugn ogogle crohme

    • Ms Engineer 1:24 am on December 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Google Chrome is just simple spyware, much worse than even Microsoft. Big Brother Google is spying everyone is using their luring “free” services and “products” – free as “give us your freedom and all your computer content” cause our “professionals” will take care of that and all aspects of your future life, we will OWN YOU and your thoughts, intentions, startups ans so on – !

      The next scamming scheme is being forged right now, the big scam of all scams named Chrome OS, which is nothing more than an interface to connect on their proprietary servers where you should put all your computer content like a naive, in their hands, so voila, total control is here ! You will be billed somewhere int he future for moving the mouse ! Google totally sucks, is just a spyware company and as alternative you internet users can think at duckduckgo.com, ixquick.com, scroogle.com or startingpage.com ALL of them don’t record any IP’s or searches of their users. The last two are just google searches without the spying. Use adblock to block their google analytics and other junks as well as some cookie manager addon for firefox and don’t forget to enter about:config and erase everything that has google in it and geo, for geolocation.
      What you have to do to escape the spyware these corporations throwed all o ver the web in an attempt to spy and controll everyone. Don’t be a fool, you don’t need any google to use the internet !

    • Ms Engineer 1:25 am on December 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Google Chrome is just simple spyware, much worse than even Microsoft. Big Brother Google is spying everyone is using their luring “free” services and “products” – free as “give us your freedom and all your computer content” cause our “professionals” will take care of that and all aspects of your future life, we will OWN YOU and your thoughts, intentions, startups ans so on – !

      The next scamming scheme is being forged right now, the big scam of all scams named Chrome OS, which is nothing more than an interface to connect on their proprietary servers where you should put all your computer content like a naive, in their hands, so voila, total control is here ! You will be billed somewhere int he future for moving the mouse ! Google totally sucks, is just a spyware company and as alternative you internet users can think at duckduckgo.com, ixquick.com, scroogle.com or startingpage.com ALL of them don’t record any IP’s or searches of their users. The last two are just google searches without the spying. Use adblock to block their google analytics and other junks as well as some cookie manager addon for firefox and don’t forget to enter about:config and erase everything that has google in it and geo, for geolocation.
      What you have to do to escape the spyware these corporations throwed all o ver the web in an attempt to spy and control everyone. Don’t be a fool, you don’t need any google to use the internet !

  • Harshad Joshi 7:22 am on August 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Moral Police, Problems, , Taliban   

    Unexpected problems?? 

    The best way to avoid problems, is to avoid them.

    Look around, you will get to see people who are perfect, they just dont seem to have any kind of conflicts, or any issues, they get well with any situation, any kind of people, they appear so natural, so flawles, sometimes we call them as happy go lucky, but sadely,the moment we try to act like them, we are in deep deep trouble..Heaven sake dont try to copy someone because it appears attractive or seems so perfect and so right for them. Once you are in a problem, dont crib over you getting caught in there when someone else was deserving it, just accept the fact that you werent smart enough to get out of it.

    Last week, an errant rave party convict started screaming at me explaining that the rave party was good, he was innocent, and things like that..Actually, I didnt bother anything, but I realized, that he, along with his physiotherapist sister were facing problems, just like I described above. For them, rave party wasent the problem. The problem was, they found their names in the list of convicted people I had put up almost year ago..I imply said- If all that you are fgetting problamatic over seeing your name, the best solution was not to attend the party where you knew drugs were distributed freely…Maybe thats was their fasination, who cares?? That called me a moral brigadeer, a moral police(Hey, what does it mean?), he also called me a Talibani (rofl)..

    Anyway, all I can say is – ‘Dont ever get into trouble, and if at all you do, just accept it as fate.’

     
  • Harshad Joshi 12:32 pm on August 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , George Bush Jokes, , ,   

    Beijing Olympics 2008 kicks off 

    Beijing Olympics 2008

    The Beijing Olympics 2008 ceremony has kicked off and officially, for next 20 days, we are going to see an exciting series of old records broken, new records being set. Top leaders from almost 80 countries are visiting Beijing for this extravaganza. Here’s a joke thats being passed here in India.

    Dubya, the George Bush Jr, who is enjoying his few days as American President, is visiting China as a guest at the Beijing Olympics ceremony, where he is supposed to deliver a small speech.

    He’s handed over a speech letter by his secretary. Dubya goes through it, and begins…

    “O…O……O….O…”

    The secretary says ‘ Sir, plese turn the page, thats not ‘O’. Thats the official Olympic logo. Your speech’s on the next page..’

     
  • Harshad Joshi 8:50 am on July 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Dilemma, , , Myspace, People   

    The New Age dilemma 

    • S: (n) dilemma, quandary (state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options)

    I have discovered a new ego bruising experience. If you are a single individual, and having lot of virtual girl friends on social networking tools like Orkut, then you might have noticed that whenever the girls status changes to ‘commited’ there is something, a sort of silent tiing that goes across the mind..It isent exactly pain or unhappiness, its something mix of surprise, shock, bruised ego and just like that…

    No actual reason why this happens, but fair enough, so many times I have preached to people – Digital Social Networks esp Orkut are a fun, playway mirror of our daily lives, but the real problem arises when we start relating those tools with our real life and begin attaching our emotions and expectations to our virtual meetings. A timepass turns trouble for some. Should Orkut/Facebook/Myspace be avoided? Or is it the beginning of a new age desperation? Boy…this things tough to comprehend…Web 2.0 has binded people togather on a common platform but no ones ever thinking of the trouble that is following us..Wake up…Welcome to the new age dilemma.

     
  • Harshad Joshi 3:33 am on June 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 1971 India-Pakistan war, History, , MS Dhoni, , Sam Manekshaw, , World Peace   

    Tributes to a warrior – Feild Marshal Sam Manekshaw 

    Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, MC

    I pay tributes to Feild Marshal Sam Manekshaw. A true soldier, a brave son of India, you have got no parallel. You will be remembered for several generations. Sam Bahadur, we are proud of you. History and Future will always respect you for your valour.  I wonder what the Indian cricket team might be thinking when they beat Bangladesh (former East Pakistan) at Karachi, Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2008. Except for MS Dhoni, most of the players are nuts…least they should remember that this victory comes due to the valient efforts of some brave men, one of them being Sam Bahadur..Bangladesh owes this man a lot.

     
  • Harshad Joshi 4:47 am on June 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Dharma, , Enlightment, , , Healings, Illusions, , , , , , , , , Shri Shankaracharya, , , , , ,   

    Enlightment,a new hope 

    मी आसाच आहे……
    धर्मासाठी झुंजावे…
    झुंजोनी अवाघ्यांसी मारावे…
    मारिता मारिता घ्यावे राज्य आपुले…
    देव मस्तकी धरावा,
    अवघा हल्लकल्लोळ करावा..

    Men are haunted by the Future. Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?

    I call myself a Peaceful Warrior… because the battles I fight are on the inside..

    All Karmas proceed with the force to either remove pain or gain pleasure
    Experiencing pleasure and pain, we roam the streets of Samsara

    Where there is Birth, there will be certain pain
    There is certain Death, and nothing to gain

    Not knowing light from darkness we roam the streets of misery
    In beauty there is ugliness
    In ugliness I see beauty too
    What a repulsive body that I have which oozes grime and filth
    These carnal desires do I find unfulfilling

    Where there is Birth, there will be certain pain
    There is certain Death, and nothing to gain

    Sadashiva Samarambham Shankaracharya Madhyamam
    Asmadacharya Paryantam Vande Guru Paramparam

    सदाशिवा समारंभम् शंकराचार्य माध्यमं
    आसमादचर्यां पारयनतम् वन्दे गुरू परंपरामं

    Finally the Truth is seen
    Unknowable once to me but now known to me
    What an error it is to take myself to be what I am not

    No words can reveal me
    Yet words alone set me free
    The beatitude revealed through desciplic succession

    No delusion for me
    I am the ever free
    No illusion for me
    I am the ever free

    Finally, the desires are Ash, I smear those ashes on my forehead and I free myself. Bhasma on my body..Bhasma on my soul..I am liberated….the Pain turns to Love….a new hope..Maya reveals her true form…

    Maya is inevitable…

    I submit myself to Maya..

    Maya has set me free…

    The revelations are known…

    May there be peace..

     
    • cia 8:51 pm on June 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      As one of the noble truths of buddha say,

      all human existence is painful, eliminate the pain by eliminating the cause.

      however, nothing is permanent.

    • Harshad Joshi 8:02 am on June 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Buddha was suffering from acute depression…But do you know that Buddhas teachings did protect Indian sub continent from maniac Mongols till 1962 India China wars??

      The only way to prevent any sorts of conflicts is to accept the things as they come to you without asking for its purpose or to think about its consequences. The only truth is the Desires we have with us. Denying Desires for some imaginary reasons is root cause of sorrow, and its funny that in todays marketing age, people can cash on sorrow too..if you can cash it on, sorrow is fine, else submit yourself to Maya unconditionally, rest assured, everything works in your favour…

    • motogp46 3:44 pm on June 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply

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    • Jenny and Edward 8:45 am on July 2, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Loved it… Painful but so true for those who seek true peace and enlightenment. The Journey of enlightenment begins with the first step.
      Living In The Light of God… ~~~Jenn~~~

  • Harshad Joshi 2:36 pm on June 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Friendship, , , Jilted Love, , , ,   

    Good Grief 

    This heartbreak hangover has continued for fairly long time, I mean its more then a week I havent been able to pick my spirits up. In one point of view, everything appears as a dead end, especially in this fast globalized ultramodern age, with so much technology and gadgets around, who would bother to wait and listen? Its such a fast paced world. Friendship made and broken in seconds, split seconds without batting an eyelid, On the other hand, the mind, the frenziness of emotions and feelings tell an otherwise story. Whom to really care for? Inspite of technology, the communication and understanding gap still prevails between people. This comes to notice specifically when one apologizes to a girl by making use of email/sms/chat combo. Even a guy advised me to meet her and sort it out. Boy, I had that courage and might, then probably I wouldent even have these bad feelings get into my way. This is Karma, we attach our emotions with so many people really without knowing the consequence of what will happen in future. Some blokes I know are pretty calculated individuals, they do not allow emotions to get in their way, call it a professional approach of sort.

    This incident taught me many things.

    1. No matter how much rich your dad is, a gurl will first look at you and your capabilities. Atleast the one who analyses you for a long time dosent get impressed by the prizes you won, she looks at the job and the yearly package. No other impression ever works.. 😦

    2. Surrounded by technology, we might get a feel of being a technocrat or whatever, but primitive feelings like emotions, rage, jealousy still exist. By no means we can avoid it. The forms and definations of ego might have changed, but it still continues to hurt as hell.

    3. Love hurts. In every age Love hurts. It has hurted me a lot. I dont know if I am mature enough to understand its true meaning, but the seen consequence makes me wonder – I am freaky enough to be loved?I am an equally loved and hated guy, I remember most of those occasions when I was hated..

    Gosh darn those status lines on my Gtalk – Love and Hate are one and all, sacrifice soon turns to revenge..

    A girl may not find these lines romantic enough, especially when shes commited to someone else. She will take it as an ominous sign of flirting, and bang, thats the end of all relations..no amount of apologies work, meeting is impossible, no truce…no peace, direct attack…what else??

    4. If you have been hurt before in relations, its wisdom to avoid complications in first place itself. If any jilted lover is reading this, I would advise – Avoid relations that do not exist. Example – A fragile relation that occured during a meeting over in social networking tools like MySpace, Orkut, FaceBook etc. These relations are never serious, they do not have any name, Modern pundits call it cyber relations, I dont have any good name for it. I mean its crazy concept to even think of attaching a name and emotions to a thing that exists in electronic world. Its true that sentimental fools like me are fond of attaching their feelings to the most ridiculous and insignificant things that exist in this world, its difficult at times. Here, every occasional hi, hello is a symbol of friendship, and every relation is apparantly a permanant one. Madness in all respect….I am a mad person who has got a provan track record of being in madly with love with girls I know I would never get to see, to touch, to talk and so on…This is my flaw, and I seriously need to get over it. My ex girl friend said that she avoided me because I did not had a ‘pure’ friendship with her. If I know that saying hello to her in wee hours of morning can spell as disaster I am suffering from, I would have avoided it. I am going to avoid it all togather throughout my life. Never send a girl an sms that can spoil your party. Controversies are never comfortable…

    5. Even if sacrifice may turn to revenge, you may not see the face who would say ‘I love you, I will kill you, but I will love you forever’ (Sobs…Sobs…..Tears…Sniff) I didnt 😦 Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…….

    I will update this if my girl replies back to me, else think this as the end of this post (and my spoilt relation as well ) Hey Girl, dont mind, I will still continue loving you..Pure love knows no limits   😦   (Sic..Snifff…)

     
    • Adi Crazy 6:50 am on June 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      🙂 Damn right you are. Agree with most of it.
      Did your girl reply?

    • Harshad Joshi 7:06 am on June 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @ Adi

      Hi Adi. I met her. I apologized using all the words I knew till today, but she didnt like my new role of a jilted lover. I asked her if our relations would be right as they were earlier, she indirectly said ‘No.’ If this wasent enough, as per expectations, she informed me that shes getting married soon…I could do nothing more but nevertheless, I congratulated her. That was the only option I had, nothing more we can do. Relations are a crazy thing.

      Age of Lonliness is bad enough, and someone telling you that you are lonly is more bad then ever….

    • fennychandra 3:50 am on June 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I can’t agree more. Love hurts. Avoid relations that do not exist. Example – A fragile relation that occured during a meeting over in social networking tools like MySpace, Orkut, FaceBook etc. My last messy relationship started from Skype. And here I am now with my grief. *sob sob*
      Cheer up dude!

    • The Big K 7:18 am on July 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hmm. Look, some girls are idiots. Maybe your loved one was an idiot? 😀 . Be passionate about something in life and excuse people who have hurt you.

      Don’t keep on babbling about love all over you blog. Enjoy!

    • Harshad Joshi 11:52 am on July 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @ The Biiig K

      Yeah, I ended that ‘heartbreak hangover’, everything seems fine now.. 🙂

  • Harshad Joshi 4:35 am on June 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Crazy, , , , , , , , , , ,   

    The 100th post 

    Love - Picture of hearts

    I am in love, inspite of the fact that I am not going to reach anywhere closer. Strange word this Love, one of the most primitive feelings yet the strongest one with no parallel. I know its crazy to fall in love with someone you have never seen, just occasionally heard and met only through Instant Messaging. Is this relation called cyber love? Whatever…

    Even if its a cyber or virtual love, I wont deny, my feelings are as strong as ever…Love hurts, when the girl you are after seeks someone else, Love definately hurts…but falling for her is a crazy concept in all aspects, God knows why I have affinity to fall for someone elses girl….3 times it has happened. 1st time – I didnt had courage to speak up, the 2nd instance – she was married (she was my teacher..!!) and now, this 3rd time – Shes committed already, and poor me, is bruised yet again for absolutely no reasons..once again I experience the sadeness…

    The only memories for a jilted cyber romancer like me is to occasionally go through the IM chat history desperately trying to capture those wonderful moments or to go through the sms she sent me…Boy, I have gone crazy, crazy as ever….

    Monday, 16 Jun 08

    Actually I am feeling much better now. I think a blog post helped me more then half a dozen anti depressant pills and couple of beers. So, moral of the story – The Zen Hindu Brahminism advices to write a blog each time you succeed, each time you fail, each time you are happy, each time you are sade. Posting or writting helps to unpersonify dukkha..

     
  • Harshad Joshi 2:07 pm on May 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 10 May 1857, 1857, British atrocities, British Empire, British Raj, Freedom Fighters, Mangal Pandey, Meerut, National uprising of 1857, Revolt of 1857, The Great Indian Mutiny, World History   

    10 May 1857 – The first renaissance of Indian Freedom struggle 

    The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys of British East India Company‘s army on the 10th of May 1857, in the town of Meerut, and soon erupted into other mutinies and civilian rebellions largely in the upper Gangetic plain and central India, with the major hostilities confined to the region of present-day Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, northern Madhya Pradesh or Saugor and Nerbudda Territories, Delhi, and Gurgaon.[2] The rebellion posed a considerable threat to Company power in that region,[3] and it was contained only with the fall of Gwalior on 20 June 1858.[2] The rebellion is also known as India’s First War of Independence, the Great Rebellion, the Indian Mutiny, the Revolt of 1857, and the Sepoy Mutiny.

    The rebels quickly captured large swaths of the Northwest Provinces and Oudh, including Delhi, where they installed the Mughal ruler, Bahadur Shah Zafar, as Emperor of Hindustan. The Company response came rapidly as well: by September 1857, with help from fresh British reinforcements, Delhi had been retaken.[2] Nevertheless, it then took the better part of 1858 for the rebellion to be completely suppressed in Oudh.[2]

    Other regions of Company controlled India—Bengal province, the Bombay Presidency, and the Madras Presidency—remained largely calm.[2] In Punjab, only recently annexed by the East India Company, the Sikh princes supported the Company to provide both soldiers and support.[2] The large princely states, Hyderabad, Mysore, Travancore, and Kashmir, as well as the smaller ones of Rajputana, by not joining the rebellion, served, in the Governor-General Lord Canning‘s words, as “breakwaters in a storm” for the Company.[4]

    In some regions, especially in Oudh, the rebellion took on the attributes of a patriotic revolt against European presence;[5] however, although the rebel leaders, especially the Rani of Jhansi, became folk heroes in the burgeoning nationalist movement in India half a century later,[2] they themselves “generated no coherent ideology or programme on which to build a new order.”[6] Still, the rebellion proved to be an important watershed in Indian history;[7] it led to the dissolution of the East India Company in 1858, and forced the British to reorganize the army, the financial system, and the administration in India.[8] India was thereafter governed directly from London—by the British government India Office and a cabinet level Secretary of State for India—in the new British Raj, a system of governance that lasted until 1947.[4]

     
    • Phoebe 1:01 pm on June 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      thanks for the help. this website really helped me with a poster that i had to do for History. i had to answer “how and why queen victoria became empress of india” and use references to the Indian Mutiny of 1857.
      Phoebe xxx

    • Ankita 1:31 pm on December 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      thanks ur site really proved to be useful info source for my history project……………….

    • John de M Wellborne 12:50 am on January 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Interesting commentry………

      My G/G/Grandmother witnessed,and survived to write a article on the first hours of the Indian Mutiny, on that terrible Sunday, 10th May 1857. G/G/Grandmother describes the bloody mayhem wrought by the Seepoys, and of the pathetic inactivity of the British Arrmy Commander to attempt to defend the residences.

    • Omkar 10:57 am on August 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      your site helped me in my history project……………(it was a British Council Project)

    • Harshad Joshi 2:41 pm on August 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @Omkar

      I am glad to know it 🙂

      India has got great glorious history and a great future, provided we believe in what we are, without ape copying bad practices of others..

      Good Luck.

    • halfstop 5:53 pm on September 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=172710247784

      On the 150th anniversary of the First War of Independence of Indian people against colonial rule it is both relevant and necessary to discuss some aspects connected with the struggle. Despite their differences with each other, the common opinion of the parties of ruling classes is that the First War of Independence of 1857 reached its logical conclusion with the transfer of power in 1947 (which they hold to be “independence”.) Here they conveniently ignore that in 1947 the British colonial rulers transferred power to those very classes who had sided with the colonial aggressors in the War of independence of 1857-59 or those the colonial rulers had nurtured after crushing the peoples revolt. In a sense the transfer of power of 1947 was not the completion of the War of Independence of 1857 but the continuing in modified form of the colonial rule victorious in the war of 1857-59. The independence struggle of the people continues even now in today’s concrete conditions.

      At the root of the understanding of the ruling class parties, supported and nourished as they are by imperialism, is their evaluation of the character of colonial rule. The praises showered on colonial rule by Manmohan Singh is in accordance with this evaluation. Yes, this much is there that the politicians of ruling classes used to avoid openly praising their masters as shamelessly as he did.

      The question in context of the War of 1857-59 is whether the British colonial rulers were destroying feudalism in India and thus the War of 1857 was merely a feudal reaction against this. The basic question in relation to the above understanding is whether there were no processes of democratization in Indian society? Did the colonial rule, despite all its atrocities and destruction, democratize Indian society? With this outlook, the War of 1857-59 becomes a reactionary campaign, not a war of independence. This understanding takes colonial rule to be a synonym of destroying feudalism and building capitalism in India. It is another matter that the task of democratic revolution is not over even after 150 years of 1857, and the task of democratization of society is still on the agenda. In short, the issue is, with the victory of which forces in the war of 1857-59 was the task of democratic transformation in India associated?

      Was the British colonial rule in India really a campaign to establish capitalism after destroying feudalism? When the colonial rule actually began in the first half of the 18th century, India was a feudal society pregnant with capitalist forces. Spinning and weaving was the occupation second to farming in which people found employment in large numbers. The muslin of Dacca was renowned throughout the world. Cottage industry was widespread on a countrywide scale and many people depended on it for a livelihood. Mineral resources were also used according to the needs of the society.

      The British destroyed native industry completely. This was necessary to ensure use in India of mill products from Britain. With the start of British colonial rule the use in India of British goods increased very fast and many figures are available to show this. Textile industry in India was completely destroyed and this was not only due to competition between goods but was done through barbaric repression and atrocities whose hair-raising accounts are available in large numbers. In Capital, Marx had termed the uprooting of weavers in India the biggest human tradegy till that time. Weavers, carpenters, blacksmiths and other artisans became victims of unemployment on a large scale. In the proclamation on 25th August 1857 of Mughal prince Firoz Shah the state of artisans is mentioned and it is furthur stated that the entry of English goods snatched the livelihood of spinners, weavers, carpenters, blacksmiths, shoemakers etc. and made the artisans beggars in every way. The inflow of English goods into India finished off all possibilities of capitalist development in place of capitalist development of the country. Even today the ruling classes of India are showing a mirage of development leaning on imperialist capital. Actually by destroying the capitalist forces with which feudal India was pregnant the British did not ‘democratize’ India but rather tried to finish off any possibilities of this. By finishing off the industries of India the colonial rulers spread the use of industrial goods from British mills. In this way they prepared an economic basis for an alliance with feudalism.

      The British colonial rule is synonymous with the cruelest loot. The British rulers looted the then rulers of the country as well the people and carried away all the resources to Britain. The British colonial rulers showed the way of capitalist development in Britain by leaving India penniless and of making Britain the biggest power of the world of that time.

      The colonial rule targeted for plunder not feudalism but the whole agricultural system of India. The tax on land was significantly raised and peasants were dispossessed in the event of non-payment. The economic burden on both peasants and landlords was increased so much in order to intensify loot that large tracts of land became barren. According to SB. Chowdhry “heavy rent increased taxes and made the peasants destitute. In many parts of the country rent was settled at very high rates.” At the same time there were rent free areas in the country on a large scale. All rent free areas were declared ended and a period of terror against them was launched. Each piece of land was brought into the tax nexus. In order to increase its income the Company also used the method of direct extraction from peasants but altogether burden of tax and rent on the peasantry increased. The echo of the exploitation of the peasantry on such a large scale was heard even in England when Disraeli commented on it in a parliamentary debate. The British L.L.S. Omelie wrote referring to a report “I can challenge that one third of land in company ruled areas of India has become a jungle in which only wild animals live”.

      By auctioning the possession of farmers and landlords who did not pay the high rents to the colonial rulers a web of usury capital was laid out in the country. In the struggle of 1857-59 these too were attached in many places. Altogether colonial rule made agriculture a special target of its exploitation due to which the situation of the peasantry become quite pitiable. This was an attack not on feudalism but on Indian agriculture and its aim was to intensify colonial loot of the country.

      Historians and writers have collected many examples of the impoverishment of the people of India by this destruction of Indian industry and by especially targeting agriculture for exploitation. Macaullay’s own admission is in these words, “Delicate women, who had never ventured out of their homes and never seen the sun, touched the feet of passerbys, spread their hands and begged for a fistful of rice Scores of corpses of the hungry were swept in the Hoogly river past the mansions and gardens of the British to disappear into the sea.”

      Renowned poet Ashraf Ali Khan ‘Fuga’ described the impoverishment of the people of the country in words which captured the piteous condition of the people. Marx has mentioned the destructive effects and the regeneration in the context of colonial rule in India. The British colonial rulers gave full effect to the destruction of the country. Of the other aspect Marx said “The Indians will not reap the fruits of new elements of society” till “in Great Britain itself the now ruling classes shall have been supplanted by the industrial proletariat” or till they “themselves shall have grown strong enough to throw off the English yoke all together. Marx said the situation of the Indian people was one of losing an old world and not getting a new one. The sympathy of Marx and Engles was with the war of independence of 1857-59 because only by “fully overthrowing the yoke” of British colonialists did they see the road for the regeneration of India.

      The widespread participation of the people in the war of independence of 1857-59 can be easily understood in the context of their impoverishment by colonial rule. However in this the role of the peasantry and the peasant in uniforms (sepoys) was main. Despite this the intellectuals of the ruling classes of India either opposed this or understood it mainly as a revolt of feudals. Bankimhandra Chatterjee, Ram Mohan Roy, Sir Syed Ahmed openly criticized the war. Savarkar did call it the war of independence of India but mainly described the role of feudal rulers in it. Jawaharlal Nehru wrote, “Essentially, the revolt was a feudal outburst headed by feudal chiefs and their followers and aided by the widespread anti foreign sentiment.” (The Discovery of India)

      Here it is important to state that not only was there no feudal king at war with the British at the start of the war, but rather it is only because of the support of the feudal kings that British could maintain their rule over India. Scandia, Holkar, Thzam, Nawab of Rampur, Begums of Bhopal, Maharaja of Patiala, the Ranas of Nepal and many feudals stood with the British and the war of independence of 1857 had divided the feudal forces. A big section was with the British while the feudals opposing colonial rule jumped into the war. The war of independence of 1857-59 was fought between the British colonialists and their supporters on one hand and the people of India including some feudals on the other. Those who refute war of independence by showing the handful of participating feudals should remember : “The first blow dealt to the French monarchy proceeded from the nobility, not from the peasants.” (Karl Marx, On Colonialism)

      The main force of the war of independence of 1857-59 was the peasantry and the war extended against the pro English feudals also. However, it was not an anti-feudal peasant war but a war against colonial rule. In this context the comment of some writers are guilty of exaggeration. Even so, the support extended by major part of the feudals to the British exposes this false propaganda that this was a mere revolt by feudal forces.

      The war of independence declared Bahadur Shah Zafar as the Emperor of India but the aim of the war was neither to restore the old Mughal Sultanate, and nor did the circumstances to do so exist. In this context a reference to the letter written by Bahadur Shah Zafar to several kings is relevant: “It is my fervent desire that the foreigners should be thrown out of India using all means and at any cost. It is also my fervent desire that the whole of India should be freed from the foreigners. After throwing out the British from India I have no desire to rule for my own importance. If all you native rulers are ready to take up arms to throw out the enemy I am ready to give up my kingly powers to any elected group of native kings”.

      The most important issue in context to the war of independence of 1857-59 is its evaluation in view of social progress. Colonial rule which crushed living forces of Indian society could not be the harbinger of regeneration of India. Colonial rule along with feudal forces destroyed both, the industries and capitalism developing in feudal society and pushed the peasantry into a cycle of prolonged exploitation and backwardness. The main burden of the failure of the war of independence of 1857-59 fell on the peasantry and on artisans. Colonial rule tightened its collaboration with feudals because this was the reactionary section which could be of assistance in Colonial loot and plunder, could become the social base of colonialism and was incapable of existing independently from colonial rule. The social progress of India was only possible by uprooting the colonial rule along with its supporters.

      Comprador capitalists and feudals in the twentieth century made use of the anti colonial struggle to extract concessions from colonial rulers. After the weakening of imperialism following 2nd world war and in the context of the world wide intensification of anti colonial struggles, the comprador capitalists and feudals betrayed the independence struggle and reached an agreement for transfer of power with British imperialism. With this India changed to a semi colony from a colony and the alliance of imperialism – comprador bureaucrat capitalism – feudalism began exploitation and plunder of people of the country. The aim of democratic revolution in India was to uproot imperialism and its compradors but in 1947 the comprador classes reached an agreement with imperialism and foiled this struggle.

      Today too the exploitation and plunder of India by the alliance of imperialism – comprador bureaucrat capitalism and feudalism is continuing. The people of India are writhing under the loot of imperialist exploitation and feudal loot. The natural resources and labour of India are being exploited for the benefit of multinational companies of imperialist countries and comprador big corporates. The major part of the people of the country are victims of extreme poverty, impoverishment and backwardness. It is only by uprooting the ruling classes that this situation can be got rid off. That is, only by new democratic revolution in the country can a new India be built. Even today the enemies of revolution in our country are imperialism and its compradors.

      This is the relevance of the war of independence of 1857. The freedom struggle of 1857 is incomplete even today and can be completed only by agrarian revolution under the leadership of the working class.

      (Translated from Hindi, Pratirodh Ka Swar, February, 2007)

    • alex 7:10 pm on September 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      ill stand by my tribe no matter what

  • Harshad Joshi 3:15 pm on March 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Buddhism, China, Dalai Lama, , Revolution, Tibet   

    Liberate Tibet from China 

    Chinese government is crushing the freedom of Tibetians and there are chances that more Tibetians are suffering from Chinese atrocities. I support the Tibetians in their quest for Freedom.

    Let there be a free Tibet..

     
    • JT 6:00 am on April 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Please, tell me which source did u get from Chinese atrocities, and how Tibetans suffers? I do want to know…
      and by the way , Did you know Tibet used serfdom ? as in slavery? Dalia Lama was there religious leader alright, but should a religious leader enter a game of World politics? Do you know Tibetan children goes to monasteries instead of school? their little minds and filled with limited concepts taught by monks with only their understandings of the world.

    • Shoghi Effendi 12:50 pm on May 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      You and your Tibetans can SIOOMA 😉

  • Harshad Joshi 11:54 am on December 5, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bajaj, Bikes, , Hero Honda, Karizma, Pulsar, TVS, , , Yamaha MT   

    Yamaha kills competition, launches the topline sports bikes in India 

    YAMAHA MT

    Well, its time to rejoice…Finally after months of waiting, the fans of Yamaha in India are now presented a gift in form of this wonderful Yamaha MT ..This bike was launched in Delhi last night. Although the price isent clear, it will definately be a tad expensive then other bikes in India.

    Eat your dust Bajaj…!!!

    I can just say – Yamaha Rules… 🙂

     
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    • Pakaya 2:03 pm on January 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

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    • MITENCrazyBIKER 6:42 am on March 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

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  • Harshad Joshi 4:32 pm on August 20, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Shame and Sadeness! 

    Today the Sanjay Dutt was released on bail…A criminal got out without any major hitch…the politicos backed a criminal Sanjay Dutt, like …Its a very shameful and sade day of Indian Judicial System…The pain of 1993 Mumbai Bomb blast victims is increased..What a humanless and poor example..!!

    All Hails to the pathetic dogs..!!!

     
  • Harshad Joshi 8:29 am on July 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 16 December 1993, 1993, Ayodhya, Babri Masjid, Lord Ram, Mumbai Bomb blasts, riots, Sanjay Dutt, TADA   

    Sanjay Dutt sentenced to 6 years imprisonment 

    Sanjay Dutt, the film actor of Mumbai based film industry and one of the accused in the 1993 Mumbai Bomb blasts has been sentenced to imprisonment of 6 years by the special TADA court which is giving final touches to the case..11 people have been given death sentences, while 9 have been given life inprisonment. There are several aspects to this case, where many common people, especially the ones who lost their near ones in the 93 blasts feel that the accused should be meted severs punishment, and going by the current scene, it can be said that the court is doing a right job.

    Meanwhile, Sanjay Dutt too has many supporters who believe that he is innocent…thats the sade situation in this case..Sanjay Dutt should have been given more harsh sentence, but because of his friendly ties with the curent ruling party, the Indian National Congress, there can be a possibility of some authorities to maintain a soft corner to him. The Bollywood, the hindi film industry always supports Sanjay Dutt, considering a fact that a lot of money has been invested in his films, however, I hope that Sanjay Dutt gets to spend 6 years in jail. He totally deserves more then that, but because of great Indian democracy(rather a circus),judges have a pressure on them…considering the fact that media has got a lot of hyperinterest in campaigning for Sanjay Dutt. Arseholes..!!!

    Dawood Ibrahin, the Pakistani based international terrorist is another wanted in the Mumbai 93 blast case. I read that the FBI is warning Pakistan to hand over Dawood Ibrahim to them, now its interesting to observe what thaings are going to take place in the future..

     
  • Harshad Joshi 2:56 pm on July 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    320 GB of terrorism – Exploring a terrorists hard disk 

    Appearances are deceiving. A meek looking and soft spoken individual turned out be an ace terrorist in the making, can one believe this fact easily? Nope..

    Todays paper had a news that explored the 320 GB ‘terrorist’ hard disk. The detailed stats are,

    1. The disk contained well over 12000 files,

    2. 5000 e-mails,

    3. Videos of Osama bin Laden(the head honcho of a well known terrorist firm)

    4. Jehadi messages with phone numbers

    5. Car bomb design !!!

    Incredible, there was no mention of if illegal mp3 files, p0rn videos, pirated software was present, nor the computer brand or OS..Pondering over that, a new concept stuck my mind..Google and major search engines can impress people by marking terrorist sites as ‘Caution : This site contents are not meant for cultured and civilized people‘, this warning will prevent people from visiting those sites, as it is Google maintains a list of spam and malware web pages, it will add a more feature to its popular search engine..Watch this incredible image for more details

    Google Search Engine from the future searching for corporate espionage, terrorists and more

    So, next time you want to befriend someone, please ask them for their hard disk for a detailed analysis, persistent storage sometimes can answer forbidden questions.

     
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  • Harshad Joshi 6:18 pm on June 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    A practical approach for blocking Orkut and saving trouble 

    From the past few days theIndian media is in all sorts of frenzy, displaying the news and reports telling that Indian government has instructed CERT India to ‘ban’ Orkut access primarily because,

    1. Indian authorities believe that Orkut allowes creation of flame communities that pack enough ammunation to set cities on fire and a punch that hurts the fragile ego of icon worshippers.

    2. Orkut is a place where loners waste their bandwidth hunting for girls, their personal details, a photograph or pieces of vital info.

    3. Orkuts a facinating place where you can abuse anyone, yes anyone, ranging from George Dubya Bush to the local administration without the fear of getting in line of fire. Although too much abusing or ranting can lead to your profile or community being marked as fake. But why bother , you can create plenty of fake accounts.

    4. Orkut is also a place where one can secretly plan their next rave party without the cops noticing it.

    Actually, I am not sure that this is what the government or authorities think of, but these all activites are being carried out on Orkut. No doubt about it. And I also know that the democratic government of India will try as little as possible to ‘ban’ it, afterall, the govt has so many daunting tasks ahead of them, be it the election of new president after Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the Chinese theat claims over Arunachal Pradesh, the rising value of ruppee against the US dollor(Huh, isent this thing funny? The rise of ruppee against dollor is extremely conducive to the booming Indian economy, but is a warning bell for the cheap service industry that is the home of US BPOs etc. Strange ways of economy. What to lose and what to keep?)

    On top of it, people get mad each time they discover that Orkut is being misused by sadistic outfits for achieving their targets. Orkut certainly gives a nice facility to create various groups and read a wide audience, but is it vitally necessary to get involved in Orkut to a level where we find it difficult to communication without the digital network? I mean the analog social network, the real one is much more good option.

    Some reasons for Orkuts wide misuse

    1. It allows creation of fake profiles and hate communities. Although theres provision for reporting it as bogus, the procedure isent foolproof. It can work either ways. Using this facility, someone can report a persons profile as bogus, even though that individual may be posting the truth. Who is to decide that the validity and quality of contents posted are in interest of community or no? Tough job, AI hasent reached this height as of now.

    2. People have to learn to exist in digital world. Even if the digital world is limited to a few dark servers placed on unknown datacenters, the impact they cause on real lifes can be damaging. It cannot be blamed on any digital network. People carry their personality, their good, bad attributes, imperfections, ideologies where ever they go. When this happens, usually theres trouble, leading to unstability.

    Inspite of everything, Orkut wont be ‘banned’, no one except the Chinese govt has the courage to ‘ban’ Google, but I still think that Orkut needs to be ‘blocked’ in offices, corporations, at place of work, school, colleges, government sections, public places etc. Doing this will be more feasible. Majority of well known companies block access to Orkut site, the reason is very simple – Dont want to distract the employees attention from work, and dont want to get into any legal trouble because of any employees miscreant activies.

    In schools and colleges, we go to study and not surf the web. Its common sense. We dont want to expose students to ill effects of bad company.

    So, that leaves us to homes. Yes, at home, we are free to do  anything. Access Orkut from your home.

    Moral of the story – Orkut cannot be ‘banned’ in India but it certainly can be ‘blocked’ by using proxy servers. Any digital social network can be a great tool to explore the world around us, but till the time we dont find a common unified way of understanding the ‘real’ world, we might face these problems forever.

    And as usual, as far as I am concerned, I personally feel that there are lot of other problems in this world that need a top priority attention example – Global Warming, Rise of terrorist outfits etc. It makes little sense to quarrel and argue over a damm freaky Orkut.

     
    • Shyam 10:45 am on September 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Global warming is a myth.

  • Harshad Joshi 5:59 pm on April 2, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bangalore, Centrino, Hyderabad, , Intel, Intel Centrino, Laptops, , Wi-fi, Wimax, Wireless   

    Unwiring Pune – Indias first Wi-Max enabled city 

    Finally its there. The ‘Unwiring Pune’ project has kicked off.. This new wirefree access utilizes WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) and Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) technologies to equip Pune with high-speed wireless internet. Wireless connectivity will allow people to access the Internet through a laptop or personal digital assistant (PDA), sans the need for cables. WiMAX is claimed to be the most cost-efficient way of building wireless data networks and a means to link people over large distances for “last mile” connectivity and bridging the digital divide. Taking a leap over Bangalore and Hyderabad, Pune will become the first Indian city to have a high-speed wireless Internet network even before the Centre’s much-awaited spectrum policy is announced. Initially Pune did had a demo of wireless internet access on Walking Plaza, but today, this project has finally taken off in grand style. Streaming, broadband access and that too with ease and convinience is sure to rock Pune. Imagine the power of Broadband without the hassles of wires..

    What more can I say? Its true that Pune was coming in news for all the wrong reasons(rave parties, orkut misuse etc), but now I think that this news makes one feel good….Similar kind of service is provided by the search engine giant Google in San Francisco. Now we are at par with the developed regions in some departments, if not all, but that shouldent stop us from being happy..

    Q. What is WiMAX?

    A. WiMAX (World Interoperability for Microwave Access), based on the IEEE 802.16 standard, is expected to enable true broadband speeds over wireless networks at a cost point to enable mass market adoption. WiMAX is the only wireless standard today that has the ability to deliver true broadband speeds and help make the vision of pervasive connectivity a reality.

    There are two main applications of WiMAX today: fixed WiMAX applications are point-to-multipoint enabling broadband access to homes and businesses, whereas mobile WiMAX offers the full mobility of cellular networks at true broadband speeds. Both fixed and mobile applications of WiMAX are engineered to help deliver ubiquitous, high-throughput broadband wireless services at a low cost.

    Intel currently plans to integrate WiMAX and WiFi into its notebook platforms based on Intel® Centrino® Mobile Technologies. Pairing the two will help bring users the ultimate in high-speed mobile broadband. Intel believes that WiMAX, with its technical and economic advantages, should help enable mainstream adoption of personal broadband.

    Moral of the story – Get a laptop having Intel Centrino Mobile Technology.. 😀

    Update : 23 April 2008 – No further development and this project seems to have lost momentum

     
    • BD 6:45 pm on April 2, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Wow that’s great news! It’d be great if you could link to some sources that talk more about this project.

    • Vinod Ponmanadiyil 2:16 pm on April 3, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      The Bangalore Unwired Project kicked off early – as usual. But tangled in the beaurocratic-tapes – as usual.

    • Harshad Joshi 6:24 pm on April 3, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      For a looong time bangalore has been getting attention and resources, but now its time that the overhyped city gets a break..its too much crowded..

      East or west..Pune is the BEST, and soon, Pune will overtake the world..Watch it.

    • suresh patil 7:05 am on April 4, 2007 Permalink | Reply

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      thx

    • Rashmi 7:38 pm on April 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply

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    • Madhu 10:06 am on April 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Its indeed great that…….pune is grabbing attention of all…….and soon i am sure it will overtake…..bangalore and become the IT hub of india

    • Harshad Joshi 6:37 pm on April 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Madhu
      Pune holds the power to be the IT and educational epicenter of the entire world, not just India.

    • Harshad Joshi 6:39 pm on April 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Rashmi
      Huh? I doubt your ‘IT’ skills… 😀

    • harish 2:13 pm on July 25, 2007 Permalink | Reply

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    • hudson 6:40 am on September 3, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Wow that’s great news!Can i Apply for it.I m 2007 passout fresher For a looong time chennai Annagar has been getting attention and resources, to me

    • hudson 6:44 am on September 3, 2007 Permalink | Reply

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  • Harshad Joshi 6:04 am on March 22, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    The secret behind Bob Woolmers untimely death 

    On 18 March 2007 (the day after Pakistan’s unexpected defeat to Ireland) Bob Woolmer was found unconscious in his hotel room in Kingston, Jamaica. He was taken to the nearby University Hospital but it was later confirmed that he had died.

    It was a bizzaire news for the most, but there are some very secret motives hidden deep into the dark side of the moon. There are several speculations that point towards the match fixing bookies, but a very interesting theory has come to light.

    Could the US secret agencies like FBI or CIA behind this? Or is it the job of Pakistani Secret Service, the ISI done for giving Mussharaf a cue – Your time is up..?Or is it the job of international mafia bookies whose match fixing tricks are destroying the spirit of cricket?

    One thing is sure – The US now has realized that Mussharaf is unable to control the fanatic terrorist groups within his state. This is particularly dangerous for US troops lying stagnant in neighbouring Afghanistan, where the Taliban and Al Kaida are preparing to make a comeback, not fully though. Dubya Bush cannot afford to suffer loss due to troubled situations in Iraq and Afghanistan. On top of it, there is a deep discontent among top Pakistani military administration and the common public, esp the world saw the raging civilians marching against the recent removal of Supreme Court Judge.

    Whatever it may be..things are getting murkier as the time progresses..Indian needs to keep a watchful eye on these developments that take place. Another fanatic leader taking over Pakistan is gonna create trouble for India.

    An update March 24 12:29 IST

    Its now confirmed by the Jamaica Police that Bob Woolmer was murdered “due to asphyxia as a result of manual strangulation.

    The Jamaica Police has conducted a DNA test on Pakistani team and there is a strong chance of someone wrongdoing the South African for fear of getting exposed in match fixing scandal.
    Meanwhile, in India, Bob Woolmer is getting the media attention much more then what he used to get when he was alive..Watching the news channels for the day, I believe that conspiracy surround Woolmers muder is more important then any national issue. Now for rest of week, the news sleuths will be behind every detail occuring in Jamaica, and the media hype will be at its peak and we will get atmost bizzaire theories from the immature Indian TV channels. Pathetic dogs..

    According to some newsmakers example IBN-7, Inzamam is the prime culprit, while some(TIMES NOW, NDTV) are suspecting Danish Kaneria(the sole hindu player in pakistani team) for his passiveness in this case. Its funky to watch the half baked speculations that media makes..Whatever that might take… Match fixing cartels and mafias now rule the game along with the new underground bosses – the sponsers, who are sure to suffer huge revenues if India gets out of the competition cheaply..Afterall, not everyday one can invest million dollors and get nothing in return..

    Meanwhile, in other developments, the Indian team is yet again on slump of getting outbursted..with scores reading something as 43-2. I am not gonna stay awake for idiots like them. If they win, its good, if they dont, I will be happy..

     
    • Shoghi Effendi 5:56 am on March 28, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Harshad, where were you on the night of 18th March?

    • Harshad Joshi 6:04 am on March 28, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Shoghi
      Thats quite an inflammatory question.

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  • Harshad Joshi 5:00 am on March 5, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 72 Degree East, अहमदाबाद, चंडीगड, चेन्नई, दिल्ली, बंगळूर, मुंबई, , Cocain, Drugs, Heroine, Hippies, LSD, Morality, pune march 2007 rave party, Pune Police, , Sinhgad, Vishwas Nangre Patil   

    Pune rural police crack a rave party 

    Update on 6 Oct 2008

    Vishwas Nangre Patil  on early Monday raided a rave party at a pub in Juhu area and detained 240 young men and women after seizing a large quantity of drugs.

    According to a police official, the raid at Mumbai 72 Degree East, yielded over 100 tablets of ecstasy drugs and other narcotics like heroine, LSD and cocaine.

    The official said that a filmmaker is one of the co-owners of the pub. That film maker is Mr Shakti Kapoor.

    Among the detained include son of a Bollywood actor, 40 young women and a couple of foreign nationals.

    Eight drug dealers who were present on the premises have been arrested.

    अमली पदार्थांच्या नशेत व मद्याच्या धुंदीत “रेव्ह पार्टी’मध्ये झिंगलेल्या सुमारे २८९ जणांना जिल्हा पोलिसांनी आज पहाटे सिंहगड पायथ्याजवळ छापा घालून पकडले. त्यात प्रामुख्याने तरुण-तरुणींसह उच्चभ्रूंचा समावेश असून, तीन परदेशी “डीजे’ व पाच परदेशी नागरिकांचाही या कारवाईत समावेश आहे. …..
    खास धूळवडीनिमित्त आयोजित करण्यात आलेल्या या “पार्टी’ची निमंत्रणे एका संकेतस्थळाद्वारे; तसेच “ऑर्कुट’ व “एसएमएस’द्वारे पोचविण्यात आली होती.

    दिल्ली, मुंबई, अहमदाबाद, बंगळूर, चेन्नई, चंडीगड, ठाण्यासह पुण्यातील विद्यार्थी, “आयटी’ व्यावसायिक, बीपीओ व कॉल सेंटरचे कर्मचारी, दोन हवाई सुंदरी, धनाढ्य व्यावसायिक, खासगी कंपन्यांतील बड्या अधिकाऱ्यांची मुले आदी पार्टीत सहभागी झाली होती. अनेक जण या पार्टीसाठी विमानाने आल्याचे त्यांच्याकडे सापडलेल्या तिकिटांवरून आढळले. पोलिसांनी ताब्यात घेतलेल्यांमध्ये प्रामुख्याने युवकांचा भरणा आहे. त्याशिवाय पुणे, पिंपरी-चिंचवड परिसर व ठाणे परिसरातील परप्रांतीय विद्यार्थीही मोठ्या संख्येने आले होते. पोलिसांनी पहाटे ताब्यात घेतल्यावर सकाळी दहानंतर त्यांची नशा उतरली व नंतरच त्यांची नावे समजू शकली. पोलिसांनी एकूण २५१ तरुण व २९ तरुणींना ताब्यात घेतले आहे.

    ही पार्टी आयोजित केल्याच्या आरोपावरून एकूण नऊ जणांना अटक करण्यात आली आहे. सूत्रधार ध्रुव पवन कौशल (वय २२, रा. निवेदिता टेरेस, वानवडी) व परमजितसिंग हरचरणसिंग ब्रार (वय २७, रा. नॅन्सी गार्डन, वानवडी) यांना अटक झाली आहे. जागामालक रामदास चंद्रकांत हगवणे (रा. डोणजे), शरद मुलोत शंकर (रा. अंधेरी, मुंबई), शिवेंद्रू प्रभातकुमार गुप्ता, स्टीफन एर्विन मुल्लर, ख्रिस्तोफर (दोघे रा. जर्मनी), शिलार्ण अच्युत वझे (वय २४, रा. जुहू), सिमृत हरीश सिल्मली (वय २४, रा. वरळी, मुंबई) यांना अमली पदार्थांच्या विक्री व त्यासाठी मदत केल्याच्या आरोपावरून अटक झाली आहे. या “पार्टी’मागे संघटित टोळी कार्यान्वित आहे का, याचाही पोलिस तपास करीत आहेत. पॅलेस्टाईनचे तीन, जर्मनीचे दोन व इराणचे तीन नागरिक या पार्टीत सापडले.

    घटनास्थळावरून पोलिसांनी १७ चिलीम, १०० ग्रॅम चरस, अमली पदार्थांच्या “कॅप्सूल’ व पावडर, ३०० टीन बिअर, म्युझिक सिस्टीम व मोठ्या प्रमाणात अमली पदार्थांचा साठा जप्त केला आहे. काही अमली पदार्थांची रासायनिक प्रयोगशाळेतून खात्री झाल्यावर ते कोणत्या प्रकारचे आहेत हे निष्पन्न होईल, अशी माहिती जिल्हा अधीक्षक विश्‍वास नांगरे-पाटील व अतिरिक्त अधीक्षक प्रवीण पाटील यांनी दिली. पुणे पोलिसांच्या अमली पदार्थविरोधी पथकाचे प्रमुख निरीक्षक शेषराव सूर्यवंशी यांनी आर्थिक गुन्हे विभागाचे उपायुक्त सुनील फुलारी यांना ही घटना कळविली. श्री. फुलारी यांनी श्री. नांगरे यांच्याशी काल रात्री संपर्क साधला.

    श्री. नांगरे, श्री. पाटील यांच्यासह १५ अधिकारी, दहा महिला कर्मचारी व ८० कर्मचाऱ्यांच्या पथकाने साध्या वेशात पहाटे दोन वाजून दहा मिनिटांनी छापा घातला. छापा घालण्यापूर्वी तयारीचा भाग म्हणून पोलिस वेशांतर करून सुमारे अर्धा तास “पार्टी’मध्ये सहभागी झाले. त्यानंतर सर्व पथकांनी एकाच वेळी कारवाई केली. त्या वेळी ४५ मोटारी व २९ दुचाकीही पोलिसांनी ताब्यात घेतल्या.

    या पार्टीसाठी प्रवेश शुल्क होते. प्रवेशासाठी “कार्ड’ तयार करण्यात आले होते. एक संकेतस्थळ, ऑर्कुट व “एसएमएस’द्वारे गेल्या आठवड्यापासून संपर्क साधून पार्टीचे आमंत्रण दिले जात होते. ताब्यात घेतलेल्या सर्वांना सात पोलिस वाहनांतून जिल्हा अधीक्षक कार्यालयात आणण्यात आले. छापा घालून पोलिस परतत असताना पहाटेपर्यंत या पार्टीसाठी लोक येत होते; मात्र छाप्याची माहिती कळताच त्यांची वाहने माघारी फिरत होती.

    या प्रकरणी हवेली पोलिस ठाण्यात गुन्हा दाखल झाला आहे. ताब्यात घेतलेल्या व्यक्तींवर अमली पदार्थांचे सेवन केल्याच्या आरोपावरून गुन्हा दाखल करण्यात येणार आहे, असे श्री. नांगरे यांनी सांगितले.

    “शायनी’ निसटली
    या पार्टीमध्ये “शायनी’ नावाची महिला “कॅलिफोर्निया ड्रॉप्स’च्या दीड हजार बाटल्या (आंतरराष्ट्रीय बाजारपेठेतील किंमत तीन कोटी रुपये) घेऊन येणार आहे, असे पोलिसांना समजले होते. त्यासाठी पोलिसांनी सापळा रचला होता; मात्र पोलिसांचा छापा पडल्याचे समजल्यावर ती महिला तिकडे फिरकली नाही. तिच्यावर आयर्लंडमध्ये अमली पदार्थ विक्रीचे तीन गुन्हे आहेत, अशी माहिती समजली असून, त्याबाबत सध्या खातरजमा सुरू असल्याचे पोलिसांनी सांगितले.

    “रेव्ह पार्टी’ म्हणजे काय?
    एका ठराविक ठिकाणी विशिष्ट दिवशी “पार्टी’ आयोजित केली जाते. शुल्क आकारून फक्त निमंत्रित किंवा काही ठराविक व्यक्तींनाच प्रवेश दिला जातो. त्या ठिकाणी दारू, बिअरची खुलेआम विक्री होते; तसेच अमली पदार्थही विकले जातात. या पार्ट्यांत येणारा वर्ग प्रामुख्याने अमली पदार्थांचे सेवन करण्यासाठी येतो. त्या वेळी “डीजे’च्या मदतीने संगीताची धूम सुरू असते. रात्री अकराला सुरू होणारी पार्टी सकाळी सातपर्यंत चालते. अशा प्रकारच्या पार्ट्या, दिल्ली, मुंबईत नियमितपणे होतात. मुंबईतील “अक्‍सा’ बीच त्यासाठी कुख्यात आहे. पुण्यातही सिंहगड पायथा परिसरात नुकतीच अशी एक पार्टी झाल्याची माहिती पोलिसांना मिळाली आहे.

    पुण्याला अमली पदार्थांचा विळखा?

    • गेल्या वर्षी ऑगस्टमध्ये ऑस्ट्रेलियाला पाठविण्यासाठीचे दोन कोटींचे चरस पुण्यात जप्त झाले होते.
    • जानेवारी २००७ मध्ये टेक्‍सासला पाठविण्यासाठीचे अडीच कोटींचे हेरॉइन पुण्यातून जप्त झाले होते.
    • त्याशिवाय पणजीमध्ये नुकतेच पंधरा कोटी रुपयांचे हेरॉइन पकडण्यात आले. ते पुणे- पणजी बसमधून जप्त करण्यात आले होते.
    • पुण्यातील काही पब, कोरेगाव पार्क भागातील हॉटेले व उच्चभ्रूंची ऊठबस असलेली हॉटेले, क्‍लबमध्ये अमली पदार्थांच्या खरेदी-विक्रीचे व्यवहार होत असल्याच्या पोलिसांकडे तक्रारी आल्या आहेत.
    • केंद्रीय उत्पादनशुल्क विभागाच्या अधिकाऱ्यांच्या मतानुसार, अमली पदार्थांची पुण्यातून मोठ्या प्रमाणात वाहतूक होते. मुंबई, बंगळूर व दिल्लीसाठी येथून “माल’ जातो व “येतो’. त्यासाठी सध्या “कुरिअर’ व्यवसायासह अन्य ठिकाणी अधिकाऱ्यांचे लक्ष. पुणे हे “ट्रान्स्पोर्ट स्टेशन’.

    पुण्याचे बदलते स्वरूप
    पुण्याचे स्वरूप बदलत आहे, त्याचे प्रतिबिंब या पार्टीत दिसून आले. शिक्षण, नोकरी, व्यवसाय आदींसाठी परराज्यांतून येथे आलेले विद्यार्थी, युवक बेकायदेशीर कृत्यांत सहभागी होत असल्याचे आढळून येत आहे. माहिती तंत्रज्ञान कंपन्या, कॉल सेंटर, बीपीओ, खासगी कंपन्या येथे काम करणाऱ्या युवकांना मोठ्या प्रमाणात वेतन मिळते. पैसे भरपूर मिळाल्यावर काही जण वाईट सवयींकडे आकृष्ट होतात, असे दिसून येत असल्याचे पुणे पोलिसांच्या आर्थिक गुन्हे विभागाचे उपायुक्त सुनील फुलारी यांनी नमूद केले.

    If we observe the list, we will find a number of people well inside their thirties. Fast growing IT and service industry has no doubt increased the income of many, but at the same time, has caused the ‘evil’ elements of quick money to rise..The number of girls caught have raised various social issues that need to be addressed and resolved soon.

    Actually, the disturbing fact found in this crackdown was the use of digital social networking tool – Orkut, which was used as a means of communication between peer groups. According to me, now its high time that Google bring an Indianized version of Orkut example – http://www.orkut.co.in which will function mostly for Indian users and will comply by Indian legal codes.

    Is the purity of Pune muddled? Who can answer this?

    अटक झालेल्या आरोपींची नाव(list of convicted people caught in rave party pune)े –

    १) कॉड्रॅन डिसोझा (वय २०), रा. शिवाजी मार्केट, नियामी अपार्टमेंट, फ्लॅट नं. २०६, कॅम्प.
    २) अजय विजय सोनी (वय २१), रा. ११/३, मुळे क्‍लासिक, अशोकनगर, विद्यापीठ रोड.
    ३) तरुण अजयसिंग सिंग (वय २१), रा. २०२ कानिफनाथ अपार्टमेंट, पौड रोड, कोथरूड.
    ४) केव्हीन जॉन डिसोझा (वय २०), रा. १० शलाका अपार्टमेंट, डी. पी. रोड, औंध.
    ५) मनिंदरसिंग जगमोहनसिंग सिंग (वय १९), रा. गोकुळेश अपार्टमेंट, फ्लॅट नं. ८, डेक्कन जिमखाना.
    ६) हरजितसिंग करमजितसिंग (वय १८), रा. १२/६ मारी गोल्ड अपार्टमेंट, कल्याणीनगर.
    ७) महंमद सय्यद अब्दुल सय्यद (वय २२), रा. ९९१ पद्‌मजी पार्क, गुलमोहर अपार्टमेंट, दुसरा मजला, कॅम्प.
    ८) कुणाल रमेश प्रसन्न (वय २२), रा. ६ गुलिस्तान अपार्टमेंट, एस. व्ही. रोड, अंधेरी, मुंबई.
    ९) दिगंत नरेश सोनी (वय २१), रा. डी २/७०४ गंगा ऑर्केड, मुंढवा, मूळगाव फ्लॅट नं, २१८, बेहरामजी टाऊनसमोर, पूनम चेंबर, नागपूर.
    १०) अनीस राजेंदर बन्सल (वय २७), रा. कल्याणीनगर,ज नीलांजली सोसायटी, मधुराज बिल्डिंग, फ्लॅट नं. ४.
    ११) मोहम्मद अली खालीद (वय २०), रा. सी ३०१, कोनार्कपुरम बिल्डिंग, कोंढवा, पुणे, मूळ रा. मदान पार्क, दौरखातम सोसा., बी. ए. – ३, ५०२ सौदी अरेबिया.
    १२) युसफ फतेह मोहमद (वय २३), रा. सी-३०१, कोनार्कपुरम बिल्डिंग, कोंढवा, मूळ रा. मदान पार्क, दौरखातम सोसा. बी. ए-३, ५०२ सौदी अरेबिया.
    १३) सौरभ प्रवीणकुमार गुप्ता (वय २३), रा. १४ स्वप्नशिल्प अपार्टमेंट, फ्लॅट नं. ४ ए विंग, पौड रोड, रामबाग कॉलनी, कोथरूड.
    १४) अजिंक्‍य दिलीप गायकवाड (वय २०), रा. बी-३९, चंद्राई सहकारनगर नं.२, तुळशीबागवाले कॉलनी, पर्वती.
    १५) गुरुतेजश्‍वरसिंग सुतनामसिंग (वय २३), रा. एस-९ संकुल, एरंडवणा.
    १६) अनुमोल सुरिंदरकुमार मेहता (वय २४), रा. मॉडेल कॉलनी फ्लॅट नं.१, रचना ग्लोरी सोसायटी, डीएसके टोयटोसमोर.
    १७) कुश सुनील मेहता (वय २३), रा. चंद्रलेखा २०, शिवाजी हौसिंग सोसायटी.
    १८) प्रणव चंद्रप्रकाश गुप्त (वय १९), रा. संकुल अपार्टमेंट, फ्लॅट नं. ९, एरंडवणा.
    १९) संदेश प्रकाश डोंगरे (वय २८), रा. प्रेम रेस्टॉरंट कोरेगाव पार्क, मूळ रा. सुरेंद्र गड गेट्टी, खदान काटोळ रोड, नागपूर.
    २०) कौशल प्रकाश सॅम्युअल (वय २०), रा. बी-५०१ भारतीविहार इमारत, कात्रज.
    २१) आदित्य अरविंद आरोरा (वय २३), रा. २-बी/३३३ विजय विशाल कॉम्प्लेक्‍स, जोगेश्‍वरी वेस्ट, जोगेश्‍वरी मेन रोड.
    २२) विनीतकुमार शिकलदेव प्रसाद पद्‌माकर (वय २३), रा. एल-१० सावंतविहार कात्रज डेअरीजवळ.
    २३) अमहद सय्यद तारिक सय्यद (वय २३), रा. ११४० भवानी पेठ, एडीगम चौक.
    २४) परवेझ शकील कुरेशी (वय २३), रा. ३११ सोलापूर रोड, कॅम्प, डेक्कन टॉवर बिल्डिंग.
    २५) अभिजित गुलाब नानगुडे (वय २३), रा. जंजीर हॉटेल, डोणजे फाटा, ता. हवेली.
    २६) कृष्णा सुशीलकुमार मुजुमदार (वय २३). रा. सदर.
    २७) नितीन रामगौर (वय २३), रा. बी-४ सुखवानी पार्क, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    २८) रितूल मुकेश मजेडिया (वय १९), रा. एन. एस. रोड, पी. एस. बिल्डिंग, मुलुंड, पश्‍चिम मुंबई-१८.
    २९) नितीन राम रॉन चंदानी (वय १८), रा. ए-३५ प्लॅझेन्ट ऍव्हेन्यू, विमाननगर.
    ३०) मोईन अहमद पटेल (वय ३०), रा. ३०१ बी विंग पंचवटी बिल्डिंग, मरोळ, मुंबई.
    ३१) सिद्धार्थ अलोक शर्मा (वय १९), रा. ७०४ ए एम्प्रेस कोर्ट, सोपानबाग.
    ३२) रमणजित मनमोहनसिंग (वय २१), रा. रूम नं. २५ खांडाळीशीर, चंडीगड.
    ३३) पल्लव भूपेन नियोग (वय २४), रा. टिपलिंग दुलीयाजाना, जि. दिब्रुगड, आसाम.
    ३४) उजेका जोहेर कपाडिया (वय २४), रा. १८ ए, चमानटेस गार्डन, बोटक्‍लब रोड.
    ३५) अस्मित प्रताप खनुजा (वय २१), रा. ब्रह्मा मॅजेस्टिक, बी-१२, ५०४ एनआयबीएम रोड, कोंढवा.
    ३६) सोहेल अशिफ शेख (वय १८), रा. यू-६ कोणार्कपूरम, कोंढवा.
    ३७) करण अरुण कदम (वय १८), रा. साईनिवास बंगला नं. १ उंड्री, ता. हवेली.
    ३८) जयेश संजीव सिंगल (वय २३), रा. १०१ फ्रेंड्‌स अपार्टमेंट, खंदारी आग्रा, उत्तर प्रदेश.
    ३९) विक्रम नरेंद्र सरोदे (वय २३), रा. ए-५ कृतिक अपार्टमेंट, डहाणूकर कॉलनी.
    ४०) गौरव गॅंम कोहली (वय २७), रा. डी-४/१०२ नेहरूनगर, पिंपरी.
    ४१) राजू हसमुख राठोड (वय २३), रा. सीताकुट्टी जुहू स्कीम, अंधेरी, पश्‍चिम मुंबई.
    ४२) कृष्णा वेंकटाचल प्रसाद (वय ३१), रा. अमेय बिल्डिंग, डी. एन. नगर अंधेरी, पश्‍चिम मुंबई.
    ४३) विनय बलवंतसिंग (वय २६), रा. ऍपिट कॉलनी, सहार रोड, अंधेरी, पश्‍चिम मुंबई.
    ४४) मौसम फुकन (वय २६), रा. सेक्‍टर नं. ५, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    ४५) त्रिदीप भीमेश्‍वर धावरे, (वय २६), रा. लुल्लानगर, ए बिल्डिंग, २०१.
    ४६) गौतम जगदीश राजपूत (वय २७), रा. ए-१ रूम नं. ४, कोणार्क प्लेंडर.
    ४७) अभिषेक श्‍यामल मुखर्जी (वय २७), रा. गेरा फॉलीज, विमाननगर, फ्लॅट नं. ए/ ६०८.
    ४८) अजय अभिषेक रावत (वय २०), रा. बी-१, १९ गोयल गंगा, मुंढवा रोड, मूळ रा. जालंधर, मॉडेल टाऊन, पंजाब.
    ४९) केशव राजीव गर्क (वय २१), रा. ए-२५ प्लेझंट ऍव्हेन्यू आयएसबीएम कॉलेजपाठीमागे, विमाननगर, मूळ रा. गर्क निवास, लेक ऍव्हेन्यू, काके रोड, धनबाद, झारखंड.
    ५०) अब्बास फकुद्दीन शेफी (वय २०), रा. वर्षा अपार्टमेंट फ्लॅट नं. ४, दीप बंगला चौक, मॉडेल कॉलनी, शिवाजीनगर.
    ५१) अहमद पायोजी मुस्तफा (वय २२), रा. फ्लॅट नं. जी-२, ७०४, गंगा आर्केड, मुंढवा, मूळ रा. पी. ए. मानसिल साऊथ ब्रिज, कालेकत, केरळ.
    ५२) अभिजयसिंग अजयसिंह चव्हाण (वय २४), रा. बी-१३ शेफश्रुती अपार्टमेंट, कात्रज डेअरीजवळ, भारती विद्यापीठ, मूळ रा. २२० सिव्हिल लाइन्स मेन रोड, नरसिंगपूर, मध्य प्रदेश.
    ५३) नितीन अल्बर्ट वारड (वय २४), रा. बी-२/२५ , डिफेन्स रेसिडेन्सी, प्रतीकनगर, विश्रांतवाडी, मूळ रा. ५२/१२४६ आर्मिक शाही पार्क, अहमदाबाद, गुजरात.
    ५४) अमनज्योत कन्वरदीश सिंग (वय २३), रा. बी-२/२४, ड्रीम रेसिडेन्सी, प्रतीकनगर, विश्रांतवाडी, मूळ रा. बी-९/३, पार्थ इंद्रप्रस्थ टॉवर, वस्तरापूरजवळ अहमदाबाद.
    ५५) आदित्य रवींद्रकुमार थापर (वय २०) रा. ७ वैशाली अपार्टमेंट, बावधन.
    ५६) अभिषेक गोपाल पुरकाअस्ता (वय २४), रा. २९ लडकतवाडी रोड, जहांगीर हॉस्पिटलजवळ, रूम नं. २, मूळ रा. कोलकता, डमडम ६७/१ मौसमी अपार्टमेंट.
    ५७) दीप श्‍यामशिश गोशाल (वय २३), २९ लडकतवाडी रोड, जहांगीर हॉस्पिटलजवळ, रूम नं. २.
    ५८) इन्तियाज महंमद सय्यद (वय २१), रा. बी-१०/५, कुबेरा पार्क कोंढवा.
    ५९) राहुल चंदू प्रेमदानी (वय १९), रा. ८४१- दस्तूर मेहेर रोड, दुसरा मजला, फ्लॅट नं. ९.
    ६०) इम्रान सय्यद शेख (वय २६), रा. फ्लॅट नं. ८ पोलिस ग्राऊंडमागे, हॉटेल रामसरमध्ये, शिवाजीनगर.
    ६१) शादाब शहाबुद्दीन हुसेन (वय २५), रा. बी/१६, फ्लॅट नं. १४ मीरानगर गार्डन, वडगाव शेरी.
    ६२) अभिराम शन्नुगम (वय २०), रा. विमाननगर, मूळ रा. १ अमरज्योती केबिन कॉलनी, ३ स्ट्रीट त्रिपूर, तमिळनाडू.
    ६३) अनिकेत सुभाष चित्रोडा (वय २१), रा. ए-२५, फातिमानगर, सोपानबाग, मिटकॉन सोसायटी.
    ६४) सुडिमा राज चौधरी (वय २०), रा. बी-१२, ६६ साळुंके विहार रोड, ब्रह्मअंगण सोसायटी.
    ६५) अहमद हासीन (वय २०), रा. ए-२, ४०३ फोरअलिजा, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    ६६) रॉबिन जॉन (वय २१), रा. ई-१९, कुमार पद्मालय, औंध.
    ६७) अंकित अरुण दुवा (वय २०), रा. ५०२, फ्लोरिना अपार्टमेंट, कर्वे रोड.
    ६८) विष्णुदत्त शर्मा (वय २४), रा. १७-१८ ऐश्‍वर्या रेसिडेन्सी, अभिनव शाळेमागे, लॉ कॉलेज रोड.
    ६९) जंजीर अहमद (वय २१), रा. ८, शाहूश्री लेन नं. ७, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    ७०) हिमांशू सिंग (वय २२), रा. घोरपडी आनंद टॉकीजच्या पाठीमागे, जय रेस्टॉरंटच्या जवळ.
    ७१) जोहेब आसिफ शेख (वय २३), रा. यू-६, कोणार्क पूरम, कोंढवा खुर्द.
    ७२)ओम्‌कार संतोष सोनी (वय २३), रा. पीएल-२५२, आरडी-२, सचिन तिडस, सुरत, सध्या रा. हॉटेल राधिका नाना पेठ.
    ७३) मॅन्युल जे. व्हेलनटाईन (वय २३), रा. ७६७ गुरुवार पेठ.
    ७४) सौरभ दिलीप परदेशी (वय २६), रा. फ्लॅट नं. ११-१२ शैलेंद्र अपार्टमेंट, सानेगुरुजी हौसिंग सोसायटी, वडगाव शेरी.
    ७५) करणवीर सोहनवीर सिंग (वय २०), रा. ५/८ ईश्‍वर शरण अपार्टमेंट, नॉर्थ मेन रोड, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    ७६) शिवम राकेशकुमार गर्क (वय २१), रा. एल-१/४०७, हरिगंगा, खडकी.
    ७७) प्रवीण पशुपती सराफ (वय २४), रा. ८५, शांतिभवन, कलमाडी हाऊसमागे, नळ स्टॉप.
    ७८) अभय अमूल थोरात (वय २२), रा. फ्लॅट नं. ३२, ओरीयन अपार्टमेंट, मॉडेल कॉलनी.
    ७९) अनिमेश अरुणबर ठाकूर (वय २२), रा. बी-१६, निलगिरी हाईट्‌स बहीरटवाडी, एस. बी. रोड.
    ८०) सौरभ रविप्रकाश रस्तोगी (वय २३), रा. ए-२, माणिकमोती फ्लॅट नं. १३, कात्रज.
    ८१) अन्शल रविप्रकाश रस्तोगी (वय २७), रा. सदर.
    ८२) शुभ शैलेंद्र चौक्‍शी (वय २६), रा. ५०१ लीली टॉवर, अंबोली, अंधेरी, मुंबई.
    ८३) गौरभ जगेंद्रपाल भगत (वय २३), रा. रूम नं. ११०, नटराज सोसायटी, फुल्डवर्डजवळ, कर्वेनगर.
    ८४) सुजित बिडशस परदेशी (वय १८), रा. जंजिरा हॉटेल, खडकवासला, मूळ रा. नादिया, जि. बिथवाडहडी, पश्‍चिम बंगाल, कोलकता.
    ८५) बहादूर सिराज शेख (वय २०), रा. सदर, ८६) बेबी पुरबा सरकार (वय २०) रा. सदर,
    ८७) गौरव पार्थसारथी रॉय (वय २०), रा. एल-१ ४०७ हरिगंगा सोसायटी, फुलेनगर, मूळ रा. ७७२, ए ब्लॉक, पी न्यू मलिपूर, कोलकता.
    ८८) भास्कर टंकाया रेड्डी (वय २९), रा. रक्षकनगर रोड, बी-आर फ्लॅट नं. ३०६ खराडी.
    ८९) सायरस विल्सन ख्रिश्‍चन (वय २४), ६०१ साचापीर स्ट्रीट, कॅम्प.
    ९०) शाकीर साबीर शेख (वय २०), रा. अलामीन सोसायटी फ्लॅट नं. २५, सॅलिसबरी पार्क.
    ९१) शेख अनीस बाबू (वय २१), रा. २०४ गंज पेठ.
    ९२) प्रियेश मुकेश गणत्रा (वय २१), रा. ८०१, महावीर टॉवर, एलबीएस मार्ग, मुलुंड, वेस्ट मुंबई.
    ९३) मेहुल ललित ठक्कर (वय २१), रा. बी-२८, श्रीराम अपार्टमेंट, गार्डन हॉटेल, श्रीनगर, मुंबई.
    ९४) अंकित दिलीप जैन (वय २०) रा. बी-१८, सुखवानी पार्क, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    ९५) सिद्धार्थ संवारिया अगरवाल (वय २२), रा. माणिकचंद, मलाबार, ए-१/२, लुल्लानगर, मूळ रा. पो. बिल्हा, जि. बिलासपूर, छत्तीसगड,
    ९६) फत्तेसिंग जगरूपसिंग खारा (वय २०), रा. डी/२, गंगा आर्केड, मुंढवा रोड, कोरेगाव पार्क, मूळ रा. निलगिरी स्टड फार्म, होहानी, जि. फल्या?ाद, हरियाना.
    ९७) मजिद अरिफ खान (वय २०), रा. ३, गुलमोहर सोसायटी, साळुंखे विहार.
    ९८) फय्याज सरफराज शेख (वय २१), रा. श्रीयोग अपार्टमेंट, ३/२७, लुल्लानगर.
    ९९) राहुल चंद्रकांत ठाकूर, (वय २१), रा. ११/२२ आनंद सोसायटी, शंकरशेठ रोड.
    १००) जुबेर बशीर अहमद बेग (वय २३), रा. डी/३, हरर्मेस क्‍लासिक, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    १०१) अकीब मुश्‍ताक (वय २२), रा. ४३, उदय पार्क, तळमजला, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    १०२) फईम बशीर शहा (वय २३), रा. ए/२, अवधूत विहार, भारती विद्यापीठ, कात्रज.
    १०३) शोएब अहमद खानयादी, (वय २३), रा. ई/७, सीताडेल अपार्टमेंट, बी. टी. कवडे रोड, घोरपडी.
    १०४) अंकती सतीश कुमार सिंग (वय २०), रा. डायमंड आवा बॉईज होस्टेल, कालिना, मुंबई, सध्या रा. १४१ डिफेन्स एन्क्‍लेव्ह सदर नागपूर.
    १०५) रुमी कुमार भीम रावल (वय २३), रा. १८/ए क्‍लॅमेटीस गार्डन, हौसिंग सोसायटी, बोटक्‍लब रोड, मूळ रा. घर नं.१, वॉर्ड नं.९, टिकापूर कैलाली, नेपाळ.
    १०६) दिनेशकुमार भीम रावल (वय २१), रा. सदर.
    १०७) समीर अहमद डार (वय २३), रा. नीलांजली सोसायटी, फ्लॅट नं.४, कल्याणीनगर, मूळ रा. एफ १६, रामालोन तलाब तेब्बो, जम्मू-काश्‍मीर.
    १०८) दिलप्रतिसिंग सुखजितसिंग (वय २४), रा. २०७/१, परमार कॉम्प्लेक्‍स, एस. पी. मॅनेजमेंटजवळ, निगडी नाका.
    १०९) देवांग हरिश चव्हाण, (वय २१), रा. १०, पतंग प्लाझा, फेज १, पीआयसीटी कॉलेजसमोर, कात्रज.
    ११०) कॉलन शॉन डिसोझा (वय १९), रा. मायामी हौसिंग सोसायटी, सेंट ऍन्थोनी श्रायनसमोर, कॅम्प.
    १११) दिनेश भरत ठक्कर (वय २२)
    ११२) निखिल अजित आपटे (वय २४), रा. ३८९/३२, मीरा सोसायटी, शंकरशेठ रोड.
    ११३) विकार इब्राहीम जोजेफ (वय २५), रा. वीर अशोक बिल्डिंग, फ्लॅट नं. २३, ऍलेन्स रेस्टॉरंटच्या पाठीमागे, लुल्लानगर.
    ११४) श्रीकांत प्रसाद सबनवीस (वय २६), रा. बी-११, वयोला सोसायटी, वारजे.
    ११५) गौरव सतीश दुगल (वय २५), रा. ११ क्‍लायमेटीस गार्डन सोसायटी, ढोले-पाटील रोड,
    ११६) सारस्वत सुधीर पांडे (वय २६), रा. फ्लॅट नं.१, मंत्री ऍव्हेन्यू, २ पंचवटी, पाषाण.
    ११७) प्रशांत डिक्रुझ फ्रान्सिस डिक्रुझ (वय २५), रा. ६७ कन्याशाळा मार्ग, कॅम्प.
    ११८) अनॉथा दे लाय (वय २८), रा. डी-१३, सुखवानी पार्क, नॉर्थ, मेन रोड, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    ११९) सागर गोविंद अहुजा (वय २२), रा. जी-२ फ्लॅट नं. २९, ग्रीन एर्क्‍स, केदारेनगर, कोंढवा.
    १२०) ओमर मोहम्मद अळाकाबी (वय २३), रा. फ्लॅट नं.५, अमिना मंझील, एन. जी. रोड.
    १२१) गुरुदत्त सुरेश हगवणे (वय ३०), रा. मु. पो. डोणजे, ता. हवेली.
    १२२) रोहन भट्टाचार्य रोजनराजकुमार भट्टाचार्य, (वय २४), फ्लॅट नं. १, बिल्डिंग नं. १६, ई. के. टी. पी. रुबी हॉस्पिटल, कोलकता,
    १२३) रितेशकुमार भीम रावळ (वय २१), १८ ए, क्‍लायमेटास गार्डन हौसिंग सोसायटी, बोट क्‍लब रोड,
    १२४) मयांक जयप्रकाश भारती (वय २५), १२२७, सेक्‍टर १७, वॉर्ड २, गोडगाव,
    १२५) मोहंमद मोसीन अलयफोशी (वय २०), क्वार्टर्स फौंडेशन, पाचगणी,
    १२६) अलेफ युनुस खान (वय २१) बी ६, शिवतीर्थ हौसिंग सोसायटी, राजबन,
    १२७) राजश्री आतनू दे (वय २०), ६ डी, गुलमार्ग अनुशक्तीनगर, मुंबई,
    १२८) स्वागत प्रदीप गुहा (वय २२), डी २, १६ नेरळ, नवी मुंबई,
    १२९) रोहन कृष्णा रानडे (वय २०), कस्तुरबा हौसिंग सोसायटी, विश्रांतवाडी,
    १३०) अभिजित कृष्णा रानडे (वय २८), कस्तुरबा हौसिंग सोसायटी, विश्रांतवाडी,
    १३१) अक्षय विनोद मल्होत्रा (वय २२), बी ६, शिवतीर्थ हौसिंग सोसायटी, सनबन,
    १३२) प्रवेश देवेंद्र शर्मा (वय २१), ३५ ए, प्रसाद बंगला, वृंदावन सोसायटी, पाषाण,
    १३३) अफेत रिबेरा गर्ग (वय २०) बी १८, सोपानी पार्क, कोरेगाव,
    १३४) गौरव सतीश दुगल (वय २६), ११ क्‍लोमेंस्टिक गार्डन, ढोले पाटील रस्ता,
    १३५) उमर महंमद अलकाबी (वय २३), अमिना मंझील,एम. जी. रोड,
    १३६) अश्‍विन जयप्रकाश मिस्त्री (वय २१) जंगली महाराज रोड, डेक्कन,
    १३७) मगेद साको यबीत अलवान (वय २३), फ्लॅट नंबर २९ सी, २ कुबेरा पार्क,
    १३८) उजेका जोहेर कपाडिया (वय २४), १८ ए, कलमायटीज बोटक्‍लब,
    १३९) लिबोनार्ड ऍन्थोनी नायडू (वय २५), बी. टी. कांबळे रोड, ब्रह्माबाग अपार्टमेंट, सी. १८,
    १४०) नॉबीन जॉन (वय २२) ई१९, लोकसंगम विहार, मेडीपॉइंट, औंधगाव,
    १४१) करण दिलबागसिंग संदुक (वय २२), गोखलेश अपार्टमेंट, जी.एम. रोड,
    १४२) दीपककुमार छाबडा (वय २४), ई १, ब्रह्मा मेमोरियल भोसलेनगर,
    १४३) अमित हसन कर्ड, (वय २२) सी. एच. ओ. राहुल तरस, कोरेगाव पार्क,
    १४४) नितीश भीमराव वाघमारे (वय २१), प्लॅट नं. ४, ३११ सेक्‍टर १५, नवी मुंबई,
    १४५) रितुल मुकेश मजेरिया (वय १९) मुलुंड, वेस्ट मुंबई,
    १४६) वल्लभ भिगत नियोग (वय २४), फ्लॅट नं. २, न्यूटन हाउस, सांगवी,
    १४७) विपुल कांजीभाई विराडिया (वय २५), फ्लॅट नं. ५९, अशोकनगर, गणेशखिंड,
    १४८) शिव शैलेंद्र चौकशे (वय २२), ए १, फ्लॅट नं. ८०१, गगनविहार, बिबवेवाडी,
    १४९) धनंजय तेवातीया संतोषकुमार (वय २२) ५८) परमेश्‍वर शरण अपार्टमेंट, कोरेगाव पार्क,
    १५०) अर्जुन रवी नायर (वय १९), शिवाजी हौसिंग सोसायटी, सेनापती बापट रोड,
    १५१) सुपिदु शंभू बागची (वय २२), ई १०८, सावंत विहार, कात्रज,
    १५२) विष्णू दत्ता शर्मा (वय २४), फ्लॅट नं. १७, १८ ऐश्‍वर्या रेसिडेन्सी, लॉ कॉलेज,
    १५३) आझाद हुसेन शेख (वय २०), बालाजी अपार्टमेंट, फ्लॅट नं. २०३, सॅलसबरी पार्क,
    १५४) मोसम सुरेश फुकन (वय २६), हरिओम सोसायटी, कोरेगाव,
    १५५) निकी केराण चावला (वय १९) मॉडर्न कॉलेज, शरद अपार्टमेंट, फ्लॅट नं. २, टोयोटा शोरूमसमोर,
    १५६) रीतेश भरत ठक्कर (वय २३), ३०४ विजय विशाल बिल्डिंग, पाटील पुतळ्याजवळ, अंधेरी, वेस्ट मुंबई, १
    ५७) अंकित सतीशकुमार सिंग (वय २०), बंगला नं. ९, स्लोअर व्हिला, एन.आय.बी.एम. कोंढवा बु.,
    १५८) सचिन मोहनराज (वय २०), सी २, गंगा आर्केड, कोरेगाव पार्क,
    १५९) अभिषेक पुरका होसया (वय २४), २९ लडकतवाडी रोड, जहांगीर हॉस्पिटल,
    १६०) विनीतकुमार एस. बी. पद्माकर (वय २३), ८-१० सावंत विहार, कात्रज,
    १६१) सावन अनिलकुमार गुप्ता (वय २५), फ्लॅट नं. सी ९, शेहनशहा को-ऑप. हौसिंग सोसायटी, कोरेगाव पार्क,
    १६२) विक्रम नरेंद्र सरोदे (वय २३), ए ५, डहाणूकर कॉलनी, श्रवविक अपार्टमेंट,
    १६३) निशांत निम्हण केलाणी (वय २१) एच ८, राहुल टेरेस, कोरेगाव,
    १६४) विनीयन वीरेंद्र खोगड (वय २२), राजश्री व्हिला रेंजहिल,
    १६५) अली अकबर अब्बास निधाम (वय २१) १२ ए, भीमदीप अपार्टमेंट, गोखलेनगर,
    १६६) वेनस्टन पॉल बोर्ज (वय २१), परमार पार्क, वानवडी,
    १६७) इक्‍बाल चिनीवाला ताहीर (वय २४), वानवडी,
    १६८) सिद्धार्थ अनिल मेहता (वय २२), ६०१ ताश्‍कंद माडा, अंधेरी, मुंबई,
    १६९) आशुतोष प्रभू धामणे (वय २६), रामप्रसाद, ४ बंगला, अंधेरी, मुंबई,
    १७०) राहुल चंद्रकांत ठाकूर (वय २१), अनंत सोसायटी, शंकरशेठ रोड,
    १७१) अश्‍मीन प्रताप खनुजा (वय २१) रमा मॅजेस्टिक एन. आय. बी. एम. रोड,
    १७२) चॅरविन जेकब (वय २४), ५०४ ऑडोसी हिरानंदानी गार्डन, वेस्ट मुंबई,
    १७३) शोएब अहमदखान यारी (वय २३) ७ इंदिरानगर, श्रीनगर – काश्‍मीर, सध्या रा. ई ३, घोरपडी,
    १७४) आकेश रंगलो (वय २२) ४०, उदयपार्क, खेळगाव, दिल्ली. सध्या रा. कोरेगाव पार्क,
    १७५) हरप्रीतसिंग सहगल (वय २५), वैशालीनगर, छत्तीसगड, सध्या रा. सूस रोड,
    १७६) शाहीद शेख (वय २०), २६ सरोज अपार्टमेंट, फातिमानगर,
    १७७) देवाशिष मल्होत्रा (वय २०), सॅलसबरी पार्क, आय. सी. आय. कॉलनी,
    १७८) अभिमन्यू सिंग (वय २०), व्हिलेज गव्हाणू, सिमला, सध्या रा. सेनापती बापट रोड.
    १७९) मोनीश शेट्टी (वय २०), रा. गोविंदनगर कानपूर, सध्या रा. न्यू राहुल टेरेस सोसायटी, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    १८०) परवेझ शकील कुरेशी (वय २३), रा. ३११ पुलगेट कॅम्प.
    १८१) अदित्य रविकुमार थापट (वय २०), रा. वैशाली अपार्टमेंट बावधन.
    १८२) कुणाल जयंतीभाई पटेल (वय २०), रा. ३९ शांतिवन सोसायटी, राष्ट्रीय महामार्ग सुरत गुजरात.
    १८३) अमीर रामेश्‍वर कुमार (वय २६), रा. बी. १२ त्रिशूल एम. सी. रोड, मुंबई ९३.
    १८४) श्रेयस रमेश जाकब (वय २४), रा. प्लॅट नंबर २, शरद अपार्टमेंट मॉडेल कॉलनी.
    १८५) धर्मेश उमोद कुमार (वय २५), रा. बी. १२, त्रिशूल अपार्टमेंट एम. सी. रोड, मुंबई ९३.
    १८६) दिगंद सोनी (वय २१), रा. डी-१ ७०४, गंगा ऍश्‍चर्ड मुंबई.
    १८७) करण अरुण कदम (वय २२), रा. बंगलो नंबर १, साई निवास, उंड्री.
    १८८) सिमरन हरिंदरजित सिंग (वय २३), रा. हलेटिना बंगला सोसायटी, प्लॅट नंबर १०, नॉर्थ मेन रोड, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    १८९) शब्बीर हुसेन चंगी (वय २४), रा. ग्रिवेला अपार्टमेंट हडपसर.
    १९०) संदेश प्रकाश डोंगरे (वय २२), रा. इट्टीखदान खटोला रोड, नागपूर.
    १९१) गौतम जगदीशसिंग (वय २३), रा. कल्याणीनगर कोणार्क स्प्लेंडर ब्लॉक ४,
    १९२) हिमांडशू भूपेंद्र सिंग (वय २२), रा. प्लॅट नंबर १७, सर्वसुखी कॉलनी, मराठपल्ली, सिकंदराबाद.
    १९३) कृष्णा सुशील मजिंदर (वय २३), रा. खेपरोडी नकाशी पारा, नादिया पश्‍चिम बंगाल.
    १९४) बहादूर शिराली शेख (वय २४), रा. मामपुरा शिडुंगा नादिया पश्‍चिम बंगाल.
    १९५) सुजित परितस किशस (वय १९), रा. लेथरोडी नकाशीपारा नादिया, पश्‍चिम बंगाल.
    १९६) मोहीन अहमद पटेल (वय ३१), रा. बी. ३०१ पंचवटी मरोळ, अंधेरी मुंबई.
    १९७) युद्धजित विश्‍वजितसिंग (वय २१), रा. ७०४ प्रेरणा अपार्टमेंट, आय.आय.टी. मेन गेटसमोर पवई, मुंबई ७६.
    १९८) बादल प्रदीप दीक्षित (वय २६), रा. यू ११ बिल्डिंग ३, इंडियन इन्स्टिटूट टेक्‍नॉलॉजी, पवई.
    १९९) प्रशांत फ्रान्सिस डिसूझा (वय ३१), रा. ७६ सोलापूर बाजार.
    २००) वरुण महादेव मोहिते (वय २०), रा. ब्रह्मनगर साळुंके विहार रोड कोंढवा.
    २०१) नोएल फिरोज इराणी (वय २२), रा. रवी पार्क बिल्डिंग नंबर २ वानवडी.
    २०२) हुसेन शोएब रंगवाला (वय २३), रा. १२ ए, भीमदीप सोसायटी. गोखलेनगर.
    २०३) युसेफ फती मोहंमद (वय २३), रा. कोंढवा, कोणार्कपुरम.
    २०४) अशिश ओमप्रकाश ठाकूर (वय २३), रा. ७०१ बिल्डिंग राहुल कंन्स्ट्रक्‍शन, कोथरूड.
    २०५) समर सिंग (२३), रा. १०१ विमान प्रेस्टिज विमानगर.
    २०६) मुकेश धनजानी (वय २२), रा. १२ ए, भीम दीप सोसायटी, गोखलेनगर.
    २०७) सलीम टिनवाला (वय २२), रा. १२ ए. भीम दीप सोसायटी, गोखलेनगर.
    २०८) अनुराग पवनकुमार शापर (वय २२), रा. बी. १० एल.ए. रोहन हाईटस संत तुकारामनगर.
    २०९) वहीम बशीर शहा (वय २३), रा. ए २ अवधूत विहार बिबवेवाडी सातारा रोड.
    २१०) प्रणव नरेंद्र भगत (वय २२), रा. एच ८ राहुल टेरेस, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    २११) फयाज सर्फराज शेख (वय २१), रा. मुल्लानगर सुयोग अपार्टमेंट.
    २१२) जो जोजे, डी. जे. जोसेफ (वय ३२), रा. कृष्णा निवास, बांद्रा मुंबई.
    २१३) माजीद असिफ शेख (वय १९) रा. साळुंके विहार, गुलमोहोर सोसायटी.
    २१४) पोबीश होडकर (वय २३), रा, धोजा मकान, कोलकता.
    २१५) अतुल कॉल (वय २४), रा. ४०१ सिद्धार्थ टॉवर्स, कोथरूड.
    २१६) वैभव वेदपाठक (वय २८), नवी मुंबई, सीबीडी सेक्‍टर, बि. नं. ११,
    २१७) जुबेर बेग (वय २३), फ्लॅट नं. ७ अहन क्‍लासिक, कोरेगाव पार्क.
    २१८) साहील सल्लामियॉं (वय २४), ४०१ सिद्धार्थ टॉवर्स, कोथरूड.
    २१९) सुमित सहदेव (वय २३), फ्लॅट नं. ६-११, जिदानंद सोसायटी, सूस रोड.
    २२०) राजेश बचुगा शर्मा (वय २२), कोरेगाव पार्क, फ्लोअर पार्क व्ह्यू.
    २२१) अभिषेक श्रीयोबी चौधरी (वय १९), स्वप्ना गौरी मॉडेल, फ्लॅट नं. १.
    २२२) केव्हिन डिसिल्व्हा (वय २०), चंद्रभागा अपार्टमेंट, आयटीआय रोड, औंध.
    २२३) केशव गर्ग राजीव गर्ग (वय २१), ए-२५ प्लेंझंट ऍव्हेन्यू आयएसबीएम कॉलेज पाठीमागे, विमाननगर.
    २२४) अजिंक्‍य दिलीप गायकवाड (वय २०), बी-३९, चंद्राई सहकारनगर.
    २२५) असीम नरेश चढ्ढा (वय २०), ५-८ ईश्‍वर सदन कोरेगाव पार्क.
    २२६) अदित्य अरोरा (वय २३), विजय विशाल कॉम्प्लेक्‍स, जोगेश्‍वरी, मुंबई.
    २२७) प्राणम रॉय खन्ना (वय १९), ४१३ जी बिल्डिंग लोखंडवाला कॉम्प्लेक्‍स, कांदिवली, मुंबई.
    २२८) प्रवीण सराफ (वय २४), ए-५ शांती निवास, नळस्टॉप.
    २२९) अमन ज्योतिसिंग (२३), ड्रीम रेसिडन्सी टिंगरेनगर, विश्रांतवाडी.
    २३०) निशांत वर्मा (वय २७), डी-७ कोणार्कपुरम कोंढवा.
    २३१) कुणाल प्रभू धामणे (वय २३), ब्रह्मा मेमोरियल बी-विंग, भोसलेनगर, येरवडा.
    २३२) मोहीन नरेंद्र जैन (वय २३), ४०२ टिनेटी को.ऑ. सोसायटी, हिरानंदानी पवई, मुंबई.
    २३३) सूर्या रॉय चौधरी (वय २२), साळुंके विहार, ६६.
    २३४) संजय शारीधरन (वय २६), सिंधी सोसायटी, फ्लॅट नं. ७०३, चेंबूर, मुंबई.
    २३५) कवलसिंग चरणसिंग नागपाल (वय २०), कोरेगाव पार्क, व्ह्यू ५५८.
    २३६) धीरज शाम रॉय (वय २१), ए-२ कुमार हाईट्‌स, एनआयबीएम, कोंढवा.
    २३७) विजय मुरलीधर मोरे (वय ३०), ५६९ नारायण पेठ.
    २३८) विशाल रंजन मुकुंद रंजन (वय २२), २२ मुलुंड व्हिला कॉलेज रोड.
    २३९) सत्यप्रधान महेंद्र प्रधान (वय २१), २२-७ माहीम मजल हेल्थ प्रेस मारुतीनगर, बेंगलोर.
    २४०) कृष्णाप्रसाद व्यंकटचलन अय्यर (वय २१), अमेया बिल्डिंग नं.९, डी.एस.नगर अंधेरी वेस्ट मुंबई.
    २४१) सुधांयू सुधीर सोनटक्के (वय १८), फ्लॅट नं. १०६, नवी बाजार, खडकी.
    २४२) रिनोंश इब्राहिम कोरा (वय २५), व्ह्यू पार्क पाषाण.
    २४३) ब्रिजेश प्रकाश सिंग (वय २२) एच-६ पॅराडाईज अपार्टमेंट, सनपाडा, मुंबई.

    A brief Update March 7, 2007 – Majority of the convicts have been bailed out, while some have been booked under illegal drug trafficing and various other charges. It was not very good to see that arrogant parents and their equeally arrogant idiots were blaming the ‘media’ for the damage..Hmph…what a bunch of jerks…

    The latest in this case on 7 April 07

    रेव्ह पार्टी’मध्ये अटक करण्यात आलेल्या २८८ जणांपैकी २४९ जणांनी अमली पदार्थांचे सेवन केल्याचे त्यांच्या वैद्यकीय तपासणी अहवालात जिल्हा पोलिसांना आढळून आले आहे. एका जाहीर कार्यक्रमात जिल्हा पोलिस अधीक्षक विश्‍वास नांगरे पाटील यांनी याबाबत माहिती दिली. ते म्हणाले, “”रेव्ह पार्टी’मध्ये सहभागी होऊन अमली पदार्थांचे सेवन केल्याच्या आरोपावरून चार मार्चला सिंहगड पायथ्याजवळ २८८ जणांना अटक झाली होती. त्यातील आठ-नऊजण अमली पदार्थ विक्रेते होते. त्यामुळे त्यांच्यावर गंभीर स्वरूपाच्या कलमांन्वये गुन्हा दाखल करण्यात आला आहे.”त्यावेळी पकडण्यात आलेल्या युवक-युवतींनी अमली पदार्थांचे सेवन केले आहे किंवा नाही, याची खात्री करण्यासाठी त्यांची विशेष वैद्यकीय तपासणी करण्यात आली होती. त्याचे अहवाल आज मिळाले आहेत. त्यानुसार २८८ जणांपैकी २४९ जणांनी अमली पदार्थांचे सेवन केले होते, असे आढळून आले आहे. त्यांच्यावर कायद्यानुसार पुढील कारवाई होईल, असे त्यांनी सांगितले.

    The drug test gave positive results for 249 convicts out of the 288 arrested. Thats quite high percentage. Hmm..tough deal, lifes isent a joke. 😛

     
    • Deepak Kumar Pandey 8:27 am on March 7, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, definitely this mass communication(orkut) was used wrongly.And definitely muddled our pune. But we can’t held any site responsible for this as every thing have two faces like coin. Its only upto people how they are going to make use of this? And then only the endresult can tell whether it proves a boon or a curse for the society.

      E-mail id:- deepakkrpandey@gmail.com

    • unknown 8:04 pm on March 16, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i dont understand it … =[

    • anon 12:56 pm on March 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      how is “many gals” partying out a social issue in ur opinion? conservative male chauvinist twit.

    • Harshad Joshi 10:34 am on March 20, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @unknown feminine poker

      Read it as a ‘(rave)party’..

    • friedclyde 10:01 am on March 26, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Harshad, Rave Party is wrong english, theres no such thing as a Rave Party. It is a Rave and something like a party. Anyway its sad to know that you think the parents are a bunch of Jerks, because if you do some research on what the Media and Police found 1500 bottles of phenyl hydrocholride? do you know what that is….its no drug, check the contents of a bottle called ikul available at any medical shop, its no drug.

      im refering to the article that can be found here fractalenlightenment.blogspot.com/2007/03/holi-festival-of-spring.html

      Another thing, when the whole of India is drinking bhang, which is made out of ganja and is illegal, the government chooses to arrest 200 kids who are doing the same thing.

      So next time Harshad, put in some research before you give us your opinion.

      Cheers!

    • Harshad Joshi 10:56 am on March 27, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @friedclyde
      I guess that what you are trying to tell me can be quite inflammatory and I am not the right person to answer that in this forum..Its apparent that you might know who was responsible for that, it would be actually much better if you can approach them and enquire…Period

    • friedclyde 9:41 am on March 28, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      You mean blog not forum, have a nice day Harshad.

    • Harshad Joshi 11:33 am on March 28, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @friedclyde
      Maybe you need to exercise your grey cells a lil’ more and observe that the 250-9 convicts were real jerks..the ignorant jerks, who do not have a common sense and beleive that they are innocent..

      They arent innocent..they are ignorant. Ignorance is a deadly crime. The ignorance of attending a party which wasent legal..ignorance of not knowing who the organizer was and what was his background..ignorance of the fact that the place where the party was supposed to be conducted is an agriculture land, where any other bussiness,other then farming is banned by law??

      Ha..this is a best exmple I have ever seen having so many ignorant jerks around..Serves them good. 😀

      Your statement in the previous comment – ‘Another thing, when the whole of India is drinking bhang, which is made out of ganja and is illegal, the government chooses to arrest 200 kids who are doing the same thing.’ is based upon completely primitive assumptions, which may not be true in all cases of special reason.

    • Harshad Joshi 6:37 pm on April 7, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      For primates supporting rave party
      I observed that there is a certain forum, full of unworthy apes, who have put on loud and time wasting arguments trying to explain me the stuff of rave party. Who cares to read all the crap??

      However, its interesting to note and observe that there are so many people in this world still living in a stone age primitive mentality, seeking out solace in drugs and a crap termed as music to escape or get a break from the real world problems…Scared of reality and afraid to face work pressure Whatever… Mentally retarded jerks. 😛

      Now for the final thing
      1. Post up comment that shows your ignorance,idiotness and arrogance, it will get marked as spam the next moment.
      2. Send me foolish mails, I will definately mark it as spam.
      3. Dont forget – Spamming is not a good thing. You have been warned.

    • िवक्रम जोशी... 11:13 am on April 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      नमस्कार हर्षद..

      चांगल्या शब्दांत विचार मांडले आहेस्. अभिनंदन…

      व्यसन हे कोणी लावले म्हणुन लागत नाही आणि कोणी सांगितले म्हणुन सुटत नाही…

      हा फ़क्त त्या माणसाचा स्वतःवर किती कंट्रोल (संयम?) आहे आणि दुसरे म्हणजे
      त्याला स्वतःच्या जबाबदारीची किती जाणिव आहे यावर अवलंबून आहे.

      तुझ्या Blog ची Link मला IsraTrance वर दिसली.

      तिथे तुझ्या Blog ला counter करण्यासाठी आवाहन केले गेले आहे.. lolzz 😀
      keep up the good work..

      Regards,
      िवक्रम जोशी …

    • Harshad Joshi 6:05 pm on April 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      िवक्रम जोशी …

      Thanks dude. 🙂

    • Rohit Kulshreshtha 4:30 pm on May 8, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Banning / Suppressing orkut is not a solution. Things don’t work that way. The right solution is to punish the drug consumers and peddlers themselves, heavily. The justification for that is simple. If orkut goes down, some other site will come up. What will you then? Ban it too? But if people know that there are serious consequences to drug consumption and peddling, they will keep away from it.

      Also, I will agree with the bhang point – allowing its consumption its wrong. Just because lots of people consume bhang, doesn’t mean that it is correct.

      Several examples where people think that when everyone does something, it must be right-
      a) Sati (sure, before it was banned by the Brits, many thought it was right – now we all understand why it was wrong)
      b) Sealing drive in Delhi (just because everyones building illegaly, doesn’t mean that its correct)

      We must identify what the real problem is and not get carried away in hype and rhetoric. For example, the real problem aren’t the plastic bags littering our streets. The real problem is the correct disposal of these bags. Banning plastics was the quick (read stupid) solution.

      Finally the right to express oneself is one of the rights we value the most.

      Thanks,
      Rohit Kulshreshtha

    • balu 4:26 pm on May 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with Rohit Bhai…. one hundred percent!

      In the similar lines, since evry body now thinks that drug consumers should be punished, it does not mean that IT IS RIGHT 🙂

      the right to express oneself is one of the rights we value the most…EXACTLY.
      “The right to do one’s chosen action, provided that its not going to affect anybody else’s lyf” is also one such rights. Wat say Harshad Bhai…?

      How many are affected by this rave? How many have inconveniences becoz of this rave?

      It’s a red herring on the cops part to raid the rave when there are several illegal activities to be addresses in mumbai-pune circle !!!

    • Harshad Joshi 3:37 pm on May 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @balu

      Yawn….!!!

    • Rohit Kulshreshtha 8:17 pm on May 20, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      “The right to do one’s chosen action, provided that its not going to affect anybody else’s lyf”

      In many cases that would be true. ‘Others’ would mind their own business. In this case, it does affect ‘other’ people’s lives. Drug addicts become slaves to their habit. When they need a dose, they need it bad. If the urge isn’t satisfied, they may go to any extent to fulfill it. Consumption of drugs can become the cause of violence, due to disinhibition. Hence, it is not as simple as minding one’s own business.

      “How many are affected by this rave? How many have inconveniences becoz of this rave?”

      Plenty. Just knowing that there are drug peddlers around would be enough to worry parents of teenagers. After all, which parent wants to see their child throw away his / her life for drugs? If India is shining, teenagers in India should take the opportunity and ride the wave.

      “It’s a red herring on the cops part to raid the rave when there are several illegal activities to be addresses in mumbai-pune circle !!!”

      – Another case of “Its OK, others are doing it too.”. An illegal activity is illegal. Period. It needs to be checked and punished.

      Tell me, at what point do we actually demand change?

    • toxic 9:46 pm on May 30, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Should leave the country in the hands of people like Harshad. It would be splendid to watch then.
      Using his incredible vocabulary, trying to enlighten the world. Do you really think Harshad is as refulgent as the sun??? … “FANTASTIC” hahahahah…

    • Harshad Joshi 2:08 pm on June 2, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Toxic

      Muhahahaha…I would love that…. 😛

    • Sachin Korgaonkar 11:53 am on June 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Hi,

      I dont understand people always talk about banning the sites, internet and source of information. Why dont they understand, there are lots of good websites and communities available on the internet and orkut. Do they think, they are god?

      Remember one thing, world changes always, there are bad things also and good things both. Bad things will go and good things will always remain.

      That is the life. so be patients. Banning orkut is not solution.

    • Sachin Korgaonkar 11:56 am on June 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      The same thing with drugs. If you search, you will see almost every single things will have their drawbacks if you use it irresponsibliy. even the god.

      In my opinion, We need to develop the culture to respect the people and communities.

    • mata hari 12:19 pm on July 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      legalize marijuana. problem solved.

    • Harshad Joshi 2:00 pm on July 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @mata hari

      Stop dreaming..

    • yemeth 9:10 am on August 21, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i hear comparisons between bhang, as you put it, and a rave party and i am dismayed. firstly, bhang is not made from ganja as someone sems to think. it is ganja. or cannabisativa to be precise.
      secondly, it is not a hallucinogen, it is not habit forming. it has a pharmocological efect that crosses the blood brain barrier intact, but causes no physiological dependence. something like lsd. therefore, it does not qualify as a drug. psychotropic substance, yes. drug? no.
      and lastly, have any of you ever tried it?

    • yemeth 9:11 am on August 21, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i hear comparisons between bhang, as you put it, and a rave party and i am dismayed. firstly, bhang is not made from ganja as someone sems to think. it is ganja. or cannabisativa to be precise.
      secondly, it is not a hallucinogen, it is not habit forming. it causes metacognition. it has a pharmocological effect that crosses the blood brain barrier intact, but causes no physiological dependence. something like lsd. therefore, it does not qualify as a drug. psychotropic substance, yes. drug, no.
      and lastly, have any of you ever tried it? please do. it’ll do you no harm.

    • Harshad Joshi 2:53 pm on August 21, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @yemeth

      Sorry, I dont think I will ever try illegal and banned substances or support rave parties.. 😛

    • yemeth 12:20 pm on August 23, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      you don’t wonder then where laws come from? they affect you, they affect us all, our entire lives. doesn’t it strike you as absurd that you could be jailed in excess of 5 years, without bail, for something that is no more harmful than the cigarrette its usually smoked in and technically isn’t even a drug.
      as for rave parties, don’t know much about them, escept what i hear and read…never been to one. so no question of supporting them.

    • Harshad Joshi 4:20 pm on August 23, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Yemeth

      Good, its nice to know that you dont support rave parties.. 😛

    • yemeth 6:25 am on August 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      don’t oppose them either. the way i figure it, if the kids wanna get high, let them. all this talk of upholding the glorious indian culture and law and order doesn’t sit well with me.
      after all, cultures evolve and evolve all the time. and ours is just one of many thousands that have flourished and will die out, eventually. and the law, though a means of enforcing order is a tool of repression, after all.
      so no, i’m not, so to speak, in your camp. i’m an opposer. a ditracter. a traitor, because i think that for the most part, india is a godawful country. just as awful as any other. i am, a hippie. a tree hugger. a gay-lover. a pacifict. a nihilist. a marijuana enthusiast. a cultist, if you will. and only a rave party non-supporter, cause i’ve never been to one. if i did, i’ll likely support it. and above all someone, who doesn’t recognise the authority of the laws of this country or any other to curtail my freedoms.
      did i mention, i also enjoy making people mad?

    • Harshad Joshi 2:10 pm on August 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @yemeth

      Maybe you should try attending illegal rave parties, consume drugs, act against prescribed law, abuse the system, rant about laws, and get caught by police..I would like to know your thoughts after you finish your jail term..

      😛

    • yemeth 11:21 am on August 25, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      some say don’t feed the troll! i say feed the troll!
      now you’re wondering if i’m calling you a troll…
      this is a lot of fun.

    • yemeth 11:24 am on August 25, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i quite agree with you, i’m afraid.
      i’m sure i’ll be holed up in some dungeon for god only knows how long, but you’ll be scared stiff every moment even while you’re free, seeing as you seem to be already. so what are your thoughts on the whole situation.

    • Harshad Joshi 2:21 pm on August 25, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @yemeth

      My thoughts..as usual, are posted on the blog…

    • yemeth 9:30 am on August 27, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      you’re trying to feel superior aren’t you? soak it while it lasts cause it isn’t going to last too long…

    • Harshad Joshi 12:08 pm on August 28, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @yemeth
      Maybe its your minds thats feeling inferior in front of the truth…

      I guess you are one of those lamers who are fond of posting crap on blogs in order to seek more links in the search engine databaseand drive some web traffic..esp Google..!

      Whoa, keep counting.. 😛

    • yemeth 8:45 am on August 29, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i was jsut trying to drum some sense into that obviously thickheaded skull of yours. i guess i should’ve known better. you’re better off with your i love my country, i’m a good boy who only does legal things shit.

    • Harshad Joshi 3:11 am on August 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @yemeth

      Piss off..you are a sour loser..!!

      Adeos.. 😛

    • yemeth 9:21 am on August 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      You wouldn’t have the balls to say that to my face, son.

    • Harshad Joshi 3:18 pm on August 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @yemeth aka the Gaurav Tejpal or whatever

      Why should I bother to waste my time, your statement speaks for itself, I guess your brains are in your balls…Visit a psychoanalyst; mate, you need serious mental treatment.

      (In Advance)Get well soon.. 😀

    • yemeth 6:32 am on September 3, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i follow the short path. i forgive all inequity.
      farewell.

    • deepanjali 9:42 am on September 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      जे आपल्याला आवडते ते इतरांपर्यंत पोहचले पाहीजे.
      असा लहानसा प्रयत्न आहे.म्हणूनच मला वाटते .
      की तू सूद्धा आमच्या अड्डयात सामील व्हावे .
      एकदा येऊन पहा आमच्या ब्लोग अड्डयावर

      • rajesh 8:51 pm on July 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for calling me a person with good moral values..I like that.. 😉

    • vicky 11:02 am on August 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Whats the point of flashing names of the guys those who are caught unless and until they are not convicted.Its just a way of seekin publicity like the DUDE who caught everyone in the party…thats cheap.The law is a big joke! wat abt zillions who abuse it everyday? just because u have media raised issue and names it doesnt mean u have to take advantage of it to get publicity.CHEAP!

    • vicky 11:07 am on August 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      and forget the bad name these people got got just because they had something they dint have to…did they murder anyone?? wat abt their future.It has went for a toss! Just for the sake of publicity of few people.They should be ashamed to misuse the law.this all happenned at the expense of the future of 250 young people.there has been a lot of time passes after the issue but now the media doesnt think nythn constructive.it just wants a story.everybody wants to exploit somethin makin others suffer.isnt it appalling…who cares? its India.

    • vicky 11:09 am on August 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      And Mr puneri dude…Harshad joshi wants to share this lime light.trying to act as a morale briggade.1 more moron in the list.

    • Harshad Joshi 11:12 am on August 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Vicky

      Thanks for calling me a person with good moral values..I like that.. 😉

    • Dr.NAMRATA 12:17 pm on August 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Mr harshad,i accept the fact that drug abuse is a crime.but let me tell you that bhaang is not a drug and consumption of bhaang is socially accepted i india.and about the rave party,many innocent guys and girls were punished just due to mere physical presence.i dont think by punishing them is the solution 2 the problem.that was a publicity done by the police that they do their duty,but by raising the issue and flashing the names is a stupidity.what about those who din consume anything but still they are suffering?its not ignorance,let me tell u that.instead of discussing about something creative in life,we give value to such topics.and punishing them is not how they learn a lesson….coz each individual was gone there with different intentions.SO MR.JOSHI BETTER TRY DISCUSSING SOMETHING EFFECTIVE THAN SUCH CRAP…

    • vix 11:55 pm on August 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      First,I just said that u r tryin to act as a morale brigade.Dont pressume anything just to prove ur point.
      “Thanks for calling me a person with good moral values..I like that.. ;)”..this was ur reply.Thats a quality of a moron..and I dont like that.
      U consider urself havin morale values…just for an example consider the Taliban or SIMI or such anti social elements.They consider themselves as a moral brigade.That is because these group of religious fanatics and bigots consider themselves to be but they arent! U r just like them.Tryin to prove ur point through cheap activities.For example the long big crap u have posted up.
      U also said that these people caught were not innocent but ignorant.Killing,raping,looting are crimes that are committed not because of mere ignorance but because of a mentality that is deep rooted in the criminal.Wat a young person has to suffer for being ignorant?? Names in the newspapers,on the internet,dont knw wat ndps laws on them,most of all their carrers.I can only ask u to be constructive on the issue.Thriving on a story like a maggot or a scavenger wont change anythin for good.U add no meaning to the word humanity.
      And please Orkut is not antisocial site.The good has to be derived from it.Good shall always win!
      Phew!..I hope i wil be able to make u understand nw…Mr thickheaded relentless fool.

    • Harshad Joshi 4:55 am on August 13, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @ vix

      Next time use good english. I do not understand incomplete sms english…

    • swapnil bhide 11:30 am on October 31, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Harshad Joshi: U are the Man..!!!! Keeep Up the Good work… 🙂

    • ur momma 7:35 pm on December 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      u and ur kind make me sick to no end…

    • Vandit 12:34 pm on February 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Was looking for articles related to the Manglore attack.This article cropped up.Think such attacks are totally justified .The Rave was one such thing .Nice work ..Keep it up !!

    • Nikhil 12:39 pm on February 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Nice Site.good debate to watch .Did you make this site ?

    • Kapil 12:42 pm on February 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Why are drugs legalised in some countries ? any answer ?

    • Harshad Joshi 2:27 pm on February 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @ Vandit, Kapil, Nikhil

      Your IP address says that maybe three of you are related in some way..

      Ok..

      Some countries manufacture drugs and distribute them to mafias who in turn sell them at exotic prices to others.

      This way, the drug manufacturing countries and mafia run their economy, in a way threatening World peace, culture and society.

    • Devashish 8:15 am on November 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Harshad,

      After reading all what I have read above – I am inspired that there is still some sanity left in people like you who still believe in a cause that is outside of them.

      That the ‘pursuit of happiness’ is not the only end to one’s life and that people like you are willing to take on the ulterior forces in our present society is a heartening wake-up call to all those out there who think that admonishing you is a quick ticket to glory. I am truly inspired and empowered by your stand and more importantly, say in the matter.

      I look forward to hear back from you.

  • Harshad Joshi 6:48 am on February 22, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: “रेव्ह पार्टी", Censorship, Communism, Communist, Democracy, Free will, Governments, , , , Rights, Secret   

    Police planning to ban Orkut in India 

    According to media reports, the Pune police is in full swing to ban Orkut, the Google owned digital social networking tool following its controversial communities and its probable role in anti social activities.

    To a certain extent, I feel that there is a ‘real’ need in maintaining Orkut. Given its liberal policies, a madman can create real mess on Orkut by creating hate topics, insultive discussions and also spoil images of well known personalities. Its sort of a free ground for cheap and unconstructive publicity. And after the recent blasts, things are turning pretty hot.

    But is banning a solution to this problem?

    Nope. Given Googles brand influence, I dont think it will be practically possible. Even if the police dont succumb to the influence of any media, there still will be a wide disarray among the ‘anti-social’ elements in the society. Only China is the state which officially monitors Google content. So much so the my blog – The First Tones of Freedom cannot be viewed on any Chinese ISP, sole reason being the word – Freedom, I preach about the importance of Freedom and Liberty in life..

    Anyway – A middle path should be adopted and Orkut should make use of a better ‘Report as Bogus’ system. I mean its ridiculous the way things are handled as of now. Things will be clear in a few days.

     
    • John 10:16 am on February 22, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      This can’t be possible to ban orkut for such a stupid reason. Instead of doing it, pune police should contact orkut to remove such community from it rather than permanently baning the orkut.

    • priyankavarma 6:14 am on March 8, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Permanently banning orkut will not b a solution as so many other social networking sites like orkut are coming up…

    • Rohit 1:28 pm on March 30, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I thinks its really need to bann orkut these days… coz bad things is bad things after all the discussion …
      if we want to set clear liberal surrounding then it has to be vanish bad things like orkut….
      i am in sight that orkut should bann not in india but in all over world…

    • nandita 9:02 am on April 5, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Yes orkut shd be banned as some ppl r misusing it to defame gals and they also talk crap things abt innocent ppl. There r some ppl who really make cheap comments abt gals and their characters.Its really misused and many gals r suffering cos of this.please ban this site plsssssssss

    • Sumit 10:59 am on April 5, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      yes it’s really need to ban orkut.

    • angshu raj 5:19 pm on April 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      no , i dont think orkut should b banned . banning it will not solve the problems , instead the police should try to remove these communities . everything has its advantages and disadvantages . police should try to look at the advantages of such a site rather than banning it for its small disadvantages

    • Bhadra 6:55 am on May 13, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think orkut should be banned. The police should contact orkut to ban such communities.

    • senthil 7:14 pm on June 8, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      yes orkut should be banned in india ,india gal dnt nt know abt some of the cheap guys .There r some ppl who really make cheap comments abt gals and their characters.Its really misused and many gals r suffering cos of this.please ban orkut in india

    • Sandeep Krishna 2:39 am on June 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Banning Orkut just because anti-social activities are being carried out is totally ridiculous. Why not our Govt rather ask Google to monitor the content being posted there?? If measures have to be taken so crud, then everything right from emails to blogs to chats must be closed!

      That way our nation will be soon back to technology “zeroes” rather than the “zeroes and ones”! ORKUT SHOULD NOT BE BANNED!

    • Harshad Joshi 5:13 am on June 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Sandeep
      I dont think that orkut will be banned throughout India, as its virtually impossible. Had we been living in China, where the government is very cruel, I guess this move would have given some results.

      However, in many companies, the employees are not allowed to use Orkut and many private companies ban Orkut during office hours.

    • Sandeep Krishna 5:51 pm on June 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with you @ Harshad. It’s true about china, all web content is being monitored there! I also heard that compaies in India are doing that…

      Anyways, I’m having my hands crossed…

    • jk 4:15 pm on June 15, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      orkut shoudnt be banned so that i can easily scam

    • Ali 3:37 am on June 20, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Yes i agree orkut should be banned. Because there are many bad things happening.

    • chandra mohan 2:51 pm on July 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Orkut should be banned becoz all the nonsense are happening there….Can anyone tell that wat all r doing in Orkut other than reading others scrap…!! All the things should be kept private rather than public which causes some problems..So lets join together to ban that damn thing

    • pramod 3:08 pm on July 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      banning of orkut is exposing the fact that police are still ineffcient to capture the cyber crimes.. people will portait the bads things only they never see good. personally speaking i contacted my school mates through orkut only. now it s ban in UAE also.

    • Harshad Joshi 3:25 pm on July 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Pramod
      Theres a more efficient way to contact former school mates, just form one alumni student group, thats all, besides the school must be having some contact information of its former students, isent it?

    • Arshad 3:45 pm on July 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I do admit with all the controversies posted. Hate groups are incresing rapidly and damanging social securities. Though I regularly visit orkut, I have a strong hatred, agony against it. I just go through it to check out what the new nonsense is created.

      Pune Police pls go ahead, people like me are always with you in terminating such groups.

    • alex 7:41 am on July 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      The motive is to gain the fabulous sensuous pleasures & Rewards ( 72 virgins & all luxuries etc for each ) promised for them & their families too in the KORAN. To know more about it refer to the celebrated PENGUIN translation of Koran by NJ Dawood, or any other version or refer to Google. See Chapters(Sura/Verses) 56/(12 to 40),55/( 54 to 56),55/ (72to-74), 76/ (12 to 22), .This is the easiest way for dropouts, drifters, idlers & terminally ill to pass off in great glory as Martyrs & also benefit their families who only rejoice & never grieve for their death . Now even educated youths are being brainwashed to be more religious & do their” duty” by using sophisticated methods like- food & gas poisoning, nuclear blasts, aircraft sabotage, ship attacks,car bombing etc. to gain these sensuous rewards in Paradise .Thus most of them are silent members of ‘SLEEPER CELLS ‘ ready to act on their own. All muslims are not Jihadis but ALL Jihadis have proved as muslims. Is this not true ? Worldwide publicity should be given for this despicable hidden motive & the Radical Fundamentalist leaders must be made to denounce & deny these acts & issue a FATWA warning that their families will be outcasted , deported & lynched. They will never do it –as they are a party to it & are actually rejoicing after the killings.—-Your comments please—

    • Harshad Joshi 8:47 am on July 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Alex
      A ‘fatwa’ against declaring a ‘fatwa’..that would solve majority of problems. 😛

    • Jim 1:26 pm on July 26, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t feel Orkut should be banned in a democratic country like India. Banning Orkut is not a permanent solution to this problem, as the controversial postings can be made through other social networking sites and blogs too. The only difference is that, Orkut is a bit more popular.

      There should be an official government organization to keep track of the content being displayed in different websites. The general public should be able to contact this organization through digital means, probably through website and complain about the content in websites, anonymously. If this government body finds that the content is inappropriate, they should contact the website owners and demand to remove the content within a feasible deadline time. If its not removed even after this, then it is reasonable to consider banning as an option….

    • vivek singh 2:12 pm on July 27, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      please please please ban this site orkut

    • Rocky balvant 2:13 pm on July 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      dont ban the site. there should be a proper monitoring of the site done by google people because all the todays generation need sex chat & sex relation.
      with the help of orkut there can the business like prostitution.now a days mumbai is suffering with this kind of problem because of bollywood people .
      all man in this world gone made behind girls.
      orkut can be categorize in such kind of porn sites.
      so pls tell police about this that … this site can be a business of prostitution…
      So pls monitor this site very properly if u can, else just ban this site.

    • monikonika guha 6:33 am on August 8, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      the orkut site should be banned……………………. i have a terrible experiences through this orkut ………….. though i dont have any account in orkut but still i faced problems …… everybody will be wondering how and why ?? then let me tell the total story..my name is monikonika guha i am working in very reputed IT Industry,on a fine morning my freind called me up and told me what rubbish profile you created in orkut…….with nude pictures ……i was shocked …i was trembling after visiting the profile because the profile carry the same name as i do ……. lots of rubbish scrap posted on that profile……in of the scrap it was written are you that same Monikonika Guha working in IT Industry (don’t want to reveal the name of my company )……i felt like dying and helpless when i saw that scrap……. i earnestly request please to stop this orkut or to stop all this nonsense

    • Harshad Joshi 2:24 pm on August 8, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Monika

      You should lodge a complaint against the profile by consulting the police cyber cell. Next time you are giving a real example of Orkut exploits, make sure that you dont give away personal details, so many people read the first tones of freedom, I cant say how many of them are crooked, its better we learn to protect ourself.

      I think Orkut needs to be banned, atleast some communities and profiles definately..

    • anupreet singh 11:30 am on August 16, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i think orkut should be banned.today if u search for a friend as by entering into the profiles of others,,,u must reach at crap profiles…which have written abuse in their profiles.,,nudity in pictures, and their views are very cheap…
      there r lot my communities which very openly talk about sex,sex practices,sexual parts…….i was shocked …i trembed after visiting that profile

      there is no privacy… anyone can read your scraps…..can copy your pics from albums…..

    • Harshad Joshi 5:26 pm on August 16, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Anupreet Singh

      Yes, I agree with your point of view.

    • Abhit shetty 5:12 pm on August 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      it should be banned because children are misusing it

    • Abhit shetty 11:16 pm on August 17, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      it should be banned because children are misusing it and bad things are passed off

    • neha 4:58 am on August 21, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i think orkut shud be banned…its being misused…it helps u keep in touch wid frndz..yes…but not onnie dat…u wana take sum1 for a ride…use orkut!!!!

    • Harshad Joshi 2:52 pm on August 21, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Orkuts in serious trouble right now. In Mumbai, India, a boy named Adnan was killed by his friends who had befriended him through Orkut..!!

      All Orkut users

      Beware, stay sharp, people are spying on you through Orkut medium, its highly unsafe place to distribute your personal information on Orkut.

    • Ananth Sarella 10:10 pm on August 27, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Guys! Banning Orkut will not actually solve the problem. Yes of course it can solve problems on temporary basis. Ultimately education is something that can solve the problem.

      People should attain maturity in things that they do. For which we need to be given the right education. Education does not start in schools or colleges, but starts at home. Parents should be paying attention to their children. Their activities need to be monitored and corrective measures should be taken.

      This may sound like a long term project, however this can solve 99% of the problem.

      Is Orkut a problem? or is it the people who are using it?

    • sudhanashu ryhal 7:11 am on October 22, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Banning orkut doesnt solve this problem but instead of banning it, people who miss use it their accounts should be closed…… it really should not be banned because it is online community which makes meet ur friends which are or have gone away from us!!!!!!!!

    • D.Baskaran 9:43 am on November 1, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      banning anything will only boomarang. what is reqd. is to have a close monitoring so as to ensure that no anti-social element crop in the scrapbook and this can be done by google easily. when ther is a will there must be a way. go ahead!!!

    • Riju 5:41 am on November 18, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Yahhhhhhh….Its better to bann a community like orkut at present..

      Other wise there is one solution for this pblm is limit its features..
      like 1.ban photos
      2.dont allow to post scrap those who r not accepted friendship
      3.not reveal the posted scraps to all so on

    • sateesh 2:58 pm on December 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Hai i support it to be banned or esle i recommend google to make changes on their orkut project by providing individual security to every user .. this orkut project has lots of beneifts that one can find out anyone .. but as per human psychology is not correct one to be open always in virtual state .. great technology has been misued here .. many cases , many problems …in this project , everything is open …. theres no privacy at all .. so that any sort of problems may araise on every ones lives .. no doubt … i support it to be banned or altered by providing security to scarps and personnel informations …. Thanking u .. its my point of view …

    • Harshad Joshi 5:54 am on December 10, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Sateesh

      If all that Google would do is to enable privacy for everything, then I guess that move will spoil the entire concept of digital socializing, which in any case is a crap according to me.

    • Idetrorce 11:23 am on December 15, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      very interesting, but I don’t agree with you
      Idetrorce

    • Bunty 2:31 pm on December 20, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I think it should be banned as if it has spoiled many people life…..anyone can abuse or tarnish image..and photo session should be banned…
      many people misuse this facility and blackmail others by creating profiles derogatory to that person.

    • Harshad Joshi 5:58 pm on December 20, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I think that Google now protects the Orkut profile by giving a privacy option. Those who wish to keep their pix open only for friends should try this facility provided.. 🙂

    • Ashu 12:00 pm on December 22, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      some one has posted my number on orkut id ” shruti9811664819(mahima)” and i m getting all non sense calls since today… pls help, i dont know the person in orkut id/or contents but because of my number mentioned i m being harressed. I my self do not have orkut ID infact.

    • Harshad Joshi 5:54 pm on December 22, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Ashu

      Sigh… 😦

      I think you should contact your local Police Station and lodge an FIR against the person, you can also request your friends to report the profile as bogus, and for the time being, stop attending unknown calls that do not have place in your contact list

    • ammu 3:12 pm on December 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      pls ban orkut as soon as possible……….. There r some ppl who really make cheap comments abt gals…………please please please ban this site orkut………

    • niral 2:40 am on January 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      orkut needs to be banned… though aftr banning orkut thrs not gonna change in the world and ppl. bcoz of same as orkut thr is a websites like hi5.com, facebook.com.. many ppl ruined their life bcoz of orkut..
      it should be banned asap as under 18 kids started using orkut…

    • Bilal 9:30 am on February 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Orkut should be banned. It’s causing deaths also. It spoils people. The police is taking a good step.

    • Ranjeet Kumar Chaurasia 11:14 am on April 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hi
      hello
      nice website………orkut………….

    • Achilles 12:54 am on April 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Orkut content needs to be moderated. Lot of objectionable material is being posted there and the site is patronized by the younger generation. Blatant exposure to such material can do more harm than good. Not only Police should take steps in this direction but even we as parents and social groups should take steps in this direction. Sooner the better it would be. Not only orkut but rediff qna is another site where lot of pornographic material is being posted. Issue should be taken up for this site as well.

    • Rakesh 8:11 pm on April 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hi

      Plz ban the Orkut . it is spoiling people
      Please ban it

    • tejaswi 7:22 am on May 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      ORKUT WEBSITE MUST BAN. THAT IS RIGHT DECISION BY POLICE. BECOZ ORKUT CAUSES MANY CRIMES LIKE KIKDNAPPINGS, AND MURDERS.. AND CHILDERNS WHOM HAVE NO HOME NET THEY STOLE MONEY FOR USING ORKUT…MANY GIRLS ALSO SUFFERED BY ORKUT.. I ALWAYS FAVOUR ON BAN TO ORKUT

    • Dont Give a Shit 6:51 pm on June 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Man wht is it with you and orkut been ban, i think it is bull shit, and ppl shld be smart enough to use it…com on goddamit!!!!! that is the only way to keep in touch with your buddies… Moreover wht is it with you Indian women (FOR HEAVEN SAKE WOULD YOU PEOPLE JUST GROW UP)

    • Ritesh Pathak 7:05 pm on July 14, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Why the orkut is not banned yet?

      As i am student.. I see lots of my friends are misusing the Institutional Facilities for their all BAD purposes any if they found any girl they just ask for friendship..

      I prefer to BAN orkut everywhere in the world .. .. ..

      Hey google people listen this carefully.. or there are several ways …

      we could ban you !! …..

    • boby 1:00 am on September 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hai I like orkut but some ppl misuse orkut name………..baning is not a final word of peace GOOD LUCK

    • democrat 4:54 am on October 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      If Government decides to ban orkut then ban Internet also..Because there arise many social networking sites like this..Police should rethink about this issues..Don’t be too foolish.every thing humans discovered has a positive and negative thing that depends upon the user..

    • Supriya 6:24 am on April 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      NO, it’s not the solution of this problem

    • bobby 3:45 am on August 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      please ban orkut in india please

    • Navdeep 8:03 pm on March 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I read yours comments about orkut. and i m shocked that at this level it can be missuse.. if ppl hvnt sense of humanity then they have no right to make any relation with any one. because these are sites to join the loved ones….. bt these mammals are not able to use…. so i am also suggesting to ban….otherwise strict privacy should be there.

    • adhithiya 6:47 am on April 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      it may not be the solution for this kind of problem

    • sanjiv dey 8:32 am on May 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      sir, I dont support that orkut should be banned in India but what I feel to some extent there is a risk in using orkut due to spam, spyware & hacking. There are some bad charecter people who are using orkut can do harm or hacking with other users account & profile because this is already happened with me. I am using orkut for the last two week but to my astonishment on yesterday dated 12 May, 2010 I found my own profile & name which I created in orkut has been missing & corrupted by another name of a girl along with a faceless photo of this girl. Who can do this thing ? However I
      Am not a girl but a boy. My own profile has been missing.

    • sanjiv dey 8:59 am on May 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      somebody has taken over my orkut profile by changing it with another fictious & doubtful profile and I am not able to fix it up. what should I do ? Please help me.

  • Harshad Joshi 8:28 am on January 30, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Birthday Orkut 

    Orkuts third birthday

    Today is Orkuts 3rd birthday.

    The Beginning
    Orkut was quietly launched on January 30, 2004 by Google, the search engine company.
    Orkut Büyükkökten, a Turkish software engineer, developed it as an independent project while working at Google (required by its policy). Some discomfort with this exists among users and potential users of orkut, especially since Google’s other noteworthy product of 2004, the Web-based email client Gmail, had servers scan emails for keywords in order to deliver advertisements targeted at them, which sparked an idea that Google was “reading your email”.

    While previously working for Affinity Engines, he had developed a similar system, InCircle, intended for use by university alumni groups. In late June 2004, Affinity Engines filed suit against Google, claiming that Büyükkökten and Google based orkut on inCircle code. The allegation is based on the presence of 9 identical bugs in orkut that also exist in InCircle. Originally, the orkut community was felt to be elite, because its membership is by invitation only. However, at the end of July 2004 orkut surpassed the 1,000,000 member mark, and at the end of September it surpassed the 2,000,000 mark.

    While the intended invitation method was e-mail between two acquaintances, invitations to orkut are obtainable via the web with a bit of diligence or eBay, just like Gmail invites.
    Orkut’s use as a social tool is complex, because various people frequently try to add strangers to their own pool of friends, more often than not just to increase the number indicating their number of friends next to their name in their profile. Many “add-me” communities exist, solely for this purpose. A large number of bogus, cloned, fake, invisible and “orphaned” profiles also exist.
    As of today; there are
    41,282,563 users on orkut.

    Speed and reliability
    Orkut often is unavailable, producing a “Bad, bad server. ” error message — behavior consistent with that of an underpowered server under heavy load. The outages tend to occur during the day hours in the Americas, home of more than 80% of orkut users.

    Iranian censorship
    Orkut was very popular in Iran, but the website is blocked by the government. As they say, this is due to national security issues, as orkut users have the ability to spread messages rapidly, but the government says it’s due to Islamic ethical issues about dating and match making. To get around this block, sites such as “orkutproxy.xom” (now defunct) were made for Iranian users. Other websites such as Groups likw Yahoo, Google have communities dedicated to receiving updates on the newest location of Iran’s orkut proxy. Though it was once possible to bypass governmental blockage of orkut, the site has closed its HTTPS pages on all anonymous proxies. Now it is almost impossible for ordinary users to visit this site inside Iran.

    In August 2006 UAE followed the footsteps of Iran in blocking the site.

    Demographics of orkut
    The latest information can be obtained from here.

    Some prominent controversies faced by Orkut in these 3 years.

    1. Recently an Indian girl had filed a complaint against a boy who put up her fake profile along with abuses and profanities. But now its gone a step above a notice was issued by the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court to Google’s social networking site Orkut, for spreading “hatred against India.” The Court responded to a public interest litigation (PIL) that took exception to a “We hate India’ community in Orkut. The community, set up by a *Russian, Miraslov Stankovic, states that it is against all those people who are against Pakistan. The community is about having a group of people who have enmity against India because of its oppressive and hostile approach, it says in the description of the community. The number of members of the community as on Thursday was 91, down from 100 the previous day.

    2. A case has been filed against ‘Orkut’ website at Pune for deplorable denigration of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Lord Rama. An assurance was given by the police to investigate the matter. The case has been filed under article 67 of Information Technology Act and article 505 of Indian Penal Code.

    Actually, whatever may be the problems, its certain now that social networking groups have a long way to go. Lets wish Orkut a happy birthday and hope that it maintains a clean environment.

    A very popular story about Orkut Büyükkökten is circulated on Orkut social networking site through mails and scraps. Its something like the follows

    A guy lost his girlfriend in a train accident,but the gal’s name nowhere appeared in the dead list. This guy grew up n became IT technical architect in his late 20?s, achievement in itself!!He hired developers from the whole globe and plan to make a software where he could search for his gf through the web.Things went as planned n he found her, after losing millions of dollars and 3 long years!!

    It was time to shut down the search operation, when the CEO of Google had a word with this guy n took over this application.This Software made a whopping 1 billion dollars profit in its first year,which we today know as ORKUT.

    The guy’s name is ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN.Yes its named after him only.Today he is paid a hefty sum by Google for the things we do like scrapping.He is expected to b the richest person by 2009.ORKUT BUYUKKOTEN today has 13 assistants to monitor his scrapbook & 8 to monitor his friends-list. He gets around 20,000 friend-requests a day & about 85,000 scraps!!!

    Some more cool facts about him

    He gets $12 from Google when every person registers to this website.

    • He also gets $10 when you add somebody as a friend.
    • He gets $8 when your friend’s friend adds you as a friend & gets $6 if

    anybody adds you as friend in the resulting chain.

    • He gets $5 when you scrap somebody & $4 when somebody scraps you.
    • He also gets $200 for each photograph you upload on Orkut.
    • He gets $2.5 when you add your friend in the crush-list or in the hot-list.
    • He gets $2 when you become somebody’s fan.
    • He gets $1.5 when somebody else becomes your fan.
    • He even gets $1 every time you logout of Orkut.
    • He gets $0.5 every time you just change your profile-photograph.
    • He also gets $0.5 every time you read your friend’s scrap-book & $0.5 every time

    you view your friend’s friend-list.

    “Moral of the story”?
    LOSE U R GIRLFRIEND AND MAKE BILLIONS !!!!

    I dont know if its real or unreal, its very much of a bollywood type thing. Who knows?? 😛

    Dont believe me?? Well..you can take a look at Orkut Büyükkökten  (Orkuts) official profile on Orkut.. 😀

    Here is a list of Orkut Büyükkökten s research papers

    Dont get sade if you are not able to make any sense out of any of this material. I tell ye – You are not alone.. 😛

    Notes:

    • Not sure of origins. Information based on the profile.
     
    • Antibush 6:41 am on February 13, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Bush goes ballistic about other countries being evil and dangerous, because they have weapons of mass destruction. But, he insists on building up even a more deadly supply of nuclear arms right here in the US. What do you think? Is killing thousands of innocent civilians okay when you are doing a little government makeover?
      What happened to us, people? When did we become such lemmings?
      We have lost friends and influenced no one. No wonder most of the world thinks we suck. Thanks to what george bush has done to our country during the past three years, we do!

    • John 11:21 am on February 22, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      “LOSE U R GIRLFRIEND AND MAKE BILLIONS !!!!” – then nobody in this world might be poor ; )

    • Ishmail 1:19 pm on May 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      cool

    • Ishmail 1:20 pm on May 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I’m happy

    • Pranay 1:17 pm on August 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      plz refer to the biggest info stack of world so called internet n see that orkut is a married guy to another guy ie..he is GAY…
      see it urself
      http://devilsworkshop.org/orkut-buyukkokten-creator-of-orkut-marries-his-boyfriend/

  • Harshad Joshi 3:43 pm on January 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    How do we rise above racism towards respect and tolerance in society? 

    Political movements in certain parts of the world openly expound racist ideas. The dissemination of racist ideas is tolerated in the name of freedom of expression. The Internet is misused to propagate racial hatred. Globalization, which has so much potential to spread prosperity, can also result in economic disparity, cultural homogenization and marginalization of certain countries. We must ensure that globalization contributes to the overall well-being of all people in the world while at the same time respecting the uniqueness of different cultures and traditions.

    In any progressive country, tolerance and compassion are core values in society. There should be a development philosophy of “Gross National Happiness” where the individual well-being is the focus of all development initiatives.

    Humanity can only make headway if it acknowledges and draws on lessons from the evils of the past, in particular slavery, the slave trade and colonialism. We must acknowledge those crimes, not to twist the knife in the wound, but to better acknowledge that their lethal germs still persist. We are not here to humiliate anyone, but humanity can only take a decisive step forward if the whole truth of history is brought to light. If we want to overcome racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, we must restore the truth regarding the history of people who today find themselves on the bottom of the pile. We are not thinking about any kind of vengeance. Reconciliation not only asks for forgiveness, but also for repentance, sincere repentance. Sincere repentance must be active repentance. The international struggle against racism and racial discrimination requires a sensitive approach. Each voice in the international community must have a say. Debate must be promoted and a universal solution must be found out in peace and harmony.

    Thats it.

     
  • Harshad Joshi 3:05 pm on January 19, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    1 year of blogging 

    Gosh..Its my blogs 1st birthday today. Happy birthday little blog. 😛

     
  • Harshad Joshi 12:04 pm on January 18, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Switch off the crap Bigg Boss/Bigg Brother 

    Pathetic and Weak‘ , ‘Intellectually Crap‘ – probably this is what a civilized society will say about (un)Reality TV based shows like Bigg Boss in India and Bigg Brother in UK.

    The so called reality in these shows promote *racism(Shilpa Shetty incident in UK), and often misguide the common public.(Bigg Boss in India) At least in Indian where many people glorify icons, this situation is certainly not favourable. Let me make it clear that none of the contestants of Bigg Boss are icons nor they deserve any public support. They are just strugglers dying to make some money out of the utter crap they present on the TV. Most of them have their careers slumped and it feels so disgraceful when the quality of TV shows is dropping to such a low level, man can it get some more worse then this?? Just for the sake of increasinf the viewer base or channel TRP, these blokes are ready to potray anything unuseful on the idiot box screen.

    Arrgh..someone needs to setup a few mandatory standards for the quality of TV shows all round the world, so that the general public interest is not harmed.

    No matter how much technology changes, no matter how sharp the picture and sound quality is superior, the idiot box is still considered to be a crap for its the lack of quality TV media.Its nothing but like creating a rift between various parts of the society. The idiot box has become more idiot and seemingly more dangerous..

    *Consistant use of racial comments can lead to the dawn of a new Hitler who will be more armed, more dangerous, more ambitious, more intelligent, more perfect then the previous one.

    Actually, in this age of globalization, such issues need not arise, but who cares..

     
  • Harshad Joshi 1:48 pm on January 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Saddam Hussain – Life after death 

    Amidst controversies, this  is a new video released which shows the former Iraqi controller, Saddam Hussain after execution on 30/12/2006. Those who dont want to view the video can read the detailed description on BBC page.

    Actually, even if the post contents are bad/wrong or violent The lesson one can learn from this entire events is –

    1. Power and monopoly are very dangerous things..Until you have them.

    2.  Nothing in life is permanant..including Power, but till we have power, theres nothing like it.Its unstoppable..

    Warning – Can contain disturbing content.  The First Tones of Freedom is not affiliated with any of the content providers.This is the first and last of violent contents on this blog..

     
  • Harshad Joshi 5:30 pm on November 30, 2006 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Windows Vista   

    Microsoft Vista released for sale 

    Microsoft Vista

    As I am typing this post on my blog, Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows Vista, starts its global roll-out on Thursday, being first made available to business customers.

    The system, a replacement for the firm’s current Windows XP operating system, will not be available to home consumers until the end of January.With Windows running on nine in 10 of the world’s PCs, analysts agree the new version should be a big success.

    However, Vista is two years late and its consumer launch misses Christmas.

    A huge but slow success

    Last minute delays at Microsoft meant that computer makers would have been able to install Vista only on about half the computers that they were hoping to sell over Christmas, said Al Gillen, a Vista expert with technology consultancy IDC.

    Microsoft predicts that Vista will be the fastest-selling operating system to date.

    Experts agree, but say this is merely a result of the wider usage of computers compared to five years ago, when Windows XP launched. Corporate customers, meanwhile, will take their time deploying Vista as well.

    “Our big corporate customers were the first to test Vista, but will probably be the last to introduce it, because they have the most [hardware and software] to test for compatibility with Vista,” said Gareth Hansford, managing director of Lenovo UK, the company that was IBM’s PC division until it was bought by Lenovo of China.

    He expects corporate customers to begin large-scale rollouts of Vista in about a year’s time. IDC’s Al Gillen agrees, and points to a very unusual feature built into Vista, which allows IT managers to “downgrade” the software on new computers and run Windows XP instead.

    Once the company is fully Vista-ready, the IT team can simply activate the original Vista license bought with the new PC. Most analysts believe that Vista will dominate computer desktops in about two years’ time.

    These are some interesting stats about Microsoft

    Founded: 1975

    HQ: Redmond, Washington

    Staff: 71,000

    Sales: $44.3bn

    Operating profit: $16.5bn

    Windows sales: $13.2bn

    Office sales: ~$10bn

    Financial year to 30 June 2006 Source: annual report 2006

    Now it would be interesting to find out what the Linux biggies like Red Hat, Debian and Ubuntu will try. I am not counting Novell Suse or OpenSuse here, probably due to its partnership with MS. Gazing into the crystal ball, its apparant that comon users will go in with Windows Vista, and XP will coexist atleast for 2 years for now. Interesting facts will pop us soon on the financial aswell as technology markets.

    All trademarks are acknowledged as the property of their respective owners.

     
  • Harshad Joshi 11:55 am on November 25, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    The Great Indian ‘copying’ challenge 

    Watching the TV continiously for a few days has made me realize that all the major TV Channels in India have absolutely lost their creative ideas and are hell bent in aping the US reality TV shows  and hopelessly trying to ‘indianize’ that version.

    Its a shame that these people, who are capable of having a large and good impact on Indian people, are themselves trying to find a readymade solution by doing this. The current live shows – Bigg Boss, [V] Roadies, FameX etc show nothing but absolutely wrong picture of Indian youth and its utterly disgrace to watch the pathetic things that are displayed all over. These programs are portraying – ‘Do anything. Lie, cheat, backstab, gossip, but survive’. However, there are a few entities who ae very happy on these shows. They are – Mobil communication companies, soft drink companies, and apparel companies, media managers, self proclaimed ‘ad-gurus’. Their profits are booming sky high. I lost Rs 5/- for sending one  sms to a reality show. Face it – I felt as if I gave it to a roadside begger.

    Only the (ruling) government owned Doordarshan is somewhat avoiding this trend, because its the only channel that has a wide reach to the most remotest place in India and is very cautious in preserving its image as a channel for masses. But unfortunately, the quality of content on Doordarshan is unspeakable, ununderstandable and its better to ignore this.

    Actually, watching the whole scenario, its clear that private channels are falling short of quality TV content and good old Doordarshan is uninterested in trying something new. The immature private news channels apparently are more obsessed with the concept of ‘breaking news’. For that these blokes can do anything. Almost anything. They can display unwatchable dead bodies, they can display blood, they can have a talk with henious murdarars, they can invite criminals live to their studios, they can have a live coverage of indian prisons, they can have sting operations on people, anything is possible….

    I wonder, who can beat the shit out of them?

     
    • JV 6:22 am on November 26, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Cant disagree with you. I frustrate whenever I have just causal glance at my tv screen. Today tv is the admittedly largest media, influencing the entire India effectively(adversely, I would rather say).

      But what can be done, when mass of people really enjoy such ‘creative’ programme.

      There is no direct control over what channels are showing.

    • SR 6:06 am on December 30, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      dude this is the basic buy n sell principle of economics. and it does not depend on a country or its cable providers, its the viewers who govern what needs to be shown on tv. but i certainly agree with you on two points, these shows are stupid and india lacks creativity not only in field of media but also in science and arts

    • archispeaks 9:04 am on November 13, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      true…sad but true!!

  • Harshad Joshi 2:08 pm on November 21, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    An overview of free and open software(part 1) 

    Tux, the GNU/Linux mascot

    I support and use GNU/Linux kernel and open source software mainly due to following factors.

    1. Its free. Nothing can beat that.

    2. Its stable and seldomly crashes. Memory management is more efficient.

    3.Most of the documentation is available for free either online or offline.

    4. It has got great desktops and allows one to fully customize the environment and settings without causing major hiccups. However, newbies need to be watchful.

    But there are some things that are criticized

    1. Lack of central control – Who controls Linux OS? Do new distribution makers need to follow certain common norms that would enable core system to setup easily without involving too much user interference?

    2. Too many distros spoil the party – There are approx around 80 linux distibutions available today. Out of them, only 5 – Red Hat, Suse, Ubuntu, Debian, Knoppix are well known
    amongst common users. People get confused in this matter.Its hard to decide when there is too much or too less.

    3. Geek or n00b – Todays distros have to manage a balance between the geek and newbie. Too much simplification of Linux will definately affect its stable usability and real geeks will turn to more geeky kernels like FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Solaris etc. Linux is attractive, mainly because of its geekiness factor.

    4. Heavy duty multimedia users and gamers have to suffer a bit – Its true that linux clusters have helped to create some of the Hollywoods greatest flicks, but even then, its hard that pure gamers and CG programmers will switch to linux.

    5. Device manufacturers often ignore Linux users while designing drivers, although the scene is changing fast. Big players like HP, Nvidia, ATI, Creative bundle Linux drivers too.

    Meanwhile, feel free to vote in your favourite linux distro here.

     
    • laosboyme 2:39 pm on November 21, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah You’re all right the sad thing is why do manugacturers ignore linux…

    • ventureskills 4:21 pm on November 21, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      I love the picture did you do it?
      We offer Linux on all our workstations and only supply our small business server with our image (slackware based) on. Current take up is 50% while your 3rd criticism is probably true if only for the number of “generic” distros out there I think for business users and business n00b the big 2 Distro’s are SuSe and Fedora we supply SuSe 80% and CentOS/Fedora 20% these work out of the box for some one who is new to linux, meanwhile we use a mixture of windows, Slackware, Gentoo and CentOS.

      The driver issue isn’t as bad as it use to be unless your a die hard game fan in which case sadly windows or a ps3 is your only choice.

  • Harshad Joshi 3:28 pm on October 13, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    Broadband in India and abroad. 

    Harshad Joshi hates waiting on a site for too long

    If by any chance you have encountered this image on some other site for more then 40 seconds, then you know that you are not using Broadband to access that particular site.

    Broadband is often called high-speed Internet, because it usually has a high rate of data. In general, any connection to the customer of 256 kbit/s (0.256 Mbit/s) or more is considered broadband Internet. The International Telecommunication Union Standardization Sector (ITU-T) recommendation I.113 has defined broadband as a transmission capacity that is faster than primary rate ISDN, at 1.5 to 2 Mbit/s. The FCC definition of broadband is 200 kbit/s (0.2 Mbit/s) in one direction, and advanced broadband is at least 200 kbit/s in both directions. The OECD has defined broadband as 256 kbit/s in at least one direction and this bit rate is the most common baseline that is marketed as “broadband” around the world. There is no specific bitrate defined by the industry, however, and “broadband” can mean lower-bitrate transmission methods. Some Internet Service Providers (ISPs) use this to their advantage in marketing lower-bitrate connections as broadband.

    In practice, the advertised bandwidth is not always reliably available to the customer; ISPs often allow a greater number of subscribers than their backbone connection can handle, under the assumption that most users will not be using their full connection capacity very frequently. This aggregation strategy works more often than not, so users can typically burst to their full bandwidth most of the time; however, peer-to-peer file sharing systems, often requiring extended durations of high bandwidth, stress these assumptions, and can cause major problems for ISPs who have excessively overbooked their capacity. As takeup for these introductory products increases, telcos are starting to offer higher bit rate services. For existing connections, this most of the time simply involves reconfiguring the existing equipment at each end of the connection.

    As the bandwidth delivered to end-users increases, the market expects that video on demand services streamed over the Internet will become more popular, though at the present time such services generally require specialised networks. The data rates on most broadband services still do not suffice to provide good quality video, as MPEG-2 quality video requires about 6 Mbit/s for good results. Adequate video for some purposes becomes possible at lower data rates, with rates of 768 kbit/s and 384 kbit/s used for some video conferencing applications. The MPEG-4 format delivers high-quality video at 2 Mbit/s, at the high end of cable modem and ADSL performance.

    India has created a mobile revolution, but now, we are waiting for yet another broadband revolution that will help in faster communication and easy sharing of information at a rapid speed. As time progresses, we will definately feel the need of fast internet access due to following reasons.

    1. The paradigm change from ‘fixed’ desktop apps to ‘live’ and usable ‘online widgets. Many sites like Google and Yahoo! have got various useful services and widgets that can be utilized efficiently only on a relatively fast net access. Most importantly, these apps are available at a cost of 0 rs. Money saved is money earned.

    2. Conventional media services have proven inefficient and unsufficient to reach the masses, only radios have succeded, but the time taken to do so is very slow and a radio service has got very few VAS. To reach more people at a time and enable to them to have a multiple way of communication is another advantage of broadband. We see that todays media is only a ‘one-way’ information transfer system. You can listen, but you cannot ‘talk’

    3. Financial institutes like banks, stock markets, etc will recieve a boost and will enchance their capability.

    4. Broadband will also help to spread education and at the same time, will help in reducing the digital divide and economical rift between the various levels of society.

    Its very brief, but I think that all readers of this blog will agree that India needs more broadband services as compared with abroad.

     
    • Hiren 1:00 pm on October 14, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      I read somewhere that by 2007, India will have 100million internet users which should imply an expansion in broadband services. Broadband is a must for spread of online education. What you have said about video is bang on target.

    • irfanhab 1:39 pm on October 14, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      I think India should more concentrate on wireless broadband, WiMAX/WiFi, because in many developing countries the telephony infrastructure and land line is insufficient, and thus reaches only a small portion of the population.

      I live in Pakistan, and use broadband at home, but broadband here is available only in the big cities, not in other 80% of the country, and thats because of the landline/telephony infrastructure, thus I believe that developing nations should focus more on developing wireless broadband to boost there connectivity.

    • Harshad Joshi 2:02 pm on October 14, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Mr IrfanHab
      India is far more progressed then Pakistan in all fields. And on top of that, there is no sign of democracy in Pakistan, no freedom, no policies.

      We have got broadband almost all over India, only thing is that we need that more Indians should make use of it. We are always proud to be Indian.

      But anyways, thanks for the suggestions.

    • Saawan 8:40 pm on October 14, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      And companies in India are planning to bring IPTV to India! huh

    • Harshad Joshi 5:02 am on October 15, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      @ Saawan

      Dont worry dude. India has got all those facilities and there are people who can buy not only an IPTV  but also their own private satellite. Its just a matter of time when the Indian economy gets a real boost. And it wont be a boom, it will be a real and fast growth that will enable India to be in the top markets in this consumer oriented world.

      The only apparant thing that concerns me is the – Digital Divide and Economical rift which is prevalent in the country due to somewhat outdated distribution system. If we can replace that system with a new and working one, I guess that we will soon be called a ‘progressed’ and advanced country much before 2020.

      We need that more people should make use of these facilities and demand it from the govt. We need technically literate people. A knowledge based society is always better in many senses. Not only they are loyal to country but they can also help in preventing terrorism in any form.

    • broadband 10:05 am on October 16, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      This month AT&T has been granted a telecom license as first foreign carrier, perhaps they will be able to bring more broadband options in the near future.

  • Harshad Joshi 9:26 am on October 7, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    Google Code Search 

    Google Code Search

    It really seems that Google is on fire. It has definately taken search engine’s utility to a new level. Google Labs has got a new beta tool in its arsenal – Google Code Search.

    Developed by Russ Cox Google Code crawler gives programmers a single place to search publicly accessible source code. It includes:

    Code Search crawls and indexes publicly hosted archives (.tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .tar, and .zip) and CVS and Subversion repositories, making them searchable in one place. Results are also accessible via a GData feed, which people will use to create plugins for their favorite editors and IDEs.

    A nice tool. Shows Google’s innovation and an old habit to create probable issues. Frankly, this tool is a boon for those programmers. Helps to locate variables, comments, refrences all at one place. Infact, it was due to this tool, that I came to know about specific virus called as Tchernobyl/SpaceFiller. Infact the most surprising thing was that I found this refrence in a code snippet from the Mplayer software. (For n00bs – Mplayer is a popular audio/video software natively available under GNU/Linux systems, and has the ability to play almost every media format).

    So many times I went through Mplayer source code, but it was honestly impossible to find this thing.
    Its stunning..but only for the right audience.

    Google criticizers can raise following points.

    1. An easy way for script kiddies to find a virus code rather easily. More access means more convinience to find code and create(or rather steal) malware and cause nuisance.

    2. Google may have unknowingly crawled proprietery source code, not intended to be released to the common public.

    3. What about the cache?

    The answers loom large ahead of us, but it will apparently become more clear after some days. Till then..Enjoy Google.. 😉

     
    • Harashita 10:11 am on October 9, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Google rocks in every field….its a revolution …a truly innovative comp.

    • Harshad Joshi 12:26 pm on October 9, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Yeh..Waiting to be in there… 😀

    • Hiren 4:22 pm on October 9, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      It seems that google takes action first and thinks about the copyrights and other issues later. This would be a boon to programmers definitely; even more to software students.

    • Harshad Joshi 5:03 pm on October 9, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      @Hiren

      No. We cannot blame Google for the service they are offering. It definately is a usable and reliable search tool, only thing is that users misuse these utilities at times.

      But as far as code search is concerned, its a fantastic concept.

  • Harshad Joshi 4:48 am on September 27, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    The future of Google and conventional computing(beta version 0.01) 

    Today I had a nice closer look at Google Writely, a free and easy option for word processing. Infact, I must say that it is a nice product, definately a good competition to its paid and bloated counterpart MS Word.

    Going by current product releases by Google, it seems that now the paradigm is slowly but surely shifting from offline, desktop based apps to online, Web apps, in which broadband has goot a major role to play. There are many speculation as how the GoogleOS would be like, and even I would like to put in my views.

    1. At the core, Google will have a very minimalistic version of OS kernel (either Ubuntu or its own derived from GNU sources)

    2. The job of this core will just be limited to setup the screen, perform minor system checks, set local time and after authentication, log on the the main server or the cluster grid to which the computer(in this case a thin client) belongs.

    3. HDD will mainly be used as a supportive backup utility and will contain small apps needed for booting and setting up the system.

    4. The apps will be similar to the ones like we have seen – Google Writely (for all text processing), Spreadsheets (for all tables), Google Pages, Blogger etc.

    All these services will work as a unified collection of tools togather.

    5. And the best part of this is that all apps will be free for commercial or personal use. Google will earn its future income mainly through ads, big corporate markets and can even venture into consumer product market like shopping malls etc.

    6. The market for distributed computing and apps will be at its best and Google will also get its major share from creating a very economical desktop for developing countries like India, Brazil, China etc. The software will be developed into local languages and this will help in reducing information and digital divide across the globe.

    7. Google will create redundant cluster grids that will be deployed in space research, pharmaceutical and drug modelling, SETI, Human genome product etc. Googles search technology will be used to explore gigantic databases.

    Now for some challenges to be faced by Google.

    1. Issues related to local polictics and Government regulations.

    2. Problems related to privacy.

    3. Lack of fast broadband facilities in many parts of the world.

    (Disclaimer – This post in beta and may be modified by author as per updated information. Commercial use not allowed without permission of author. Can contain wrong spellings and grammatical mistakes, which are natural to be present when posts are written in a quickfire way. BTW, as I said, this post is still in its beta version 😀 Today is incidently Google’s 8th birthday)

     
    • Hiren 5:25 am on September 28, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Looks like google is sounding the booglve. Very very interesting post. I was not aware of any of these things. Except for the forced compromise that it made in China, google has been doing fine.

    • Harshad Joshi 6:55 am on September 28, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Thats what I am saying. As it contunues to spread around the globe, Google is definately going to face issues from local government and polititions. Apart from that, many users also accuse Google of overusing its ‘cookies’ policy that helps it to collect each and every possible information about the user and potentialy a consumer.
      But nevertheless, the future appears bright and good, till Google maintains its ‘Dont be (too much) evil !!’ policy and thats what we want..free apps and good search engine that provides relevant results.. 😀

  • Harshad Joshi 3:36 pm on September 24, 2006 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bajirao, , Peshwa, ,   

    Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa 

    Shrimanta Bajirao Peshwa, the man who never lost a battle.

    Shrimant Baji Rao Vishwanath Bhatt (August 18, 1699- April 25, 1740), also known as Baji Rao I, was a noted general who served as Peshwa (Prime Minister) to the fourth Maratha Chhatrapati (King) Shahu between 1719 until Baji Rao’s death. He is also known as Thorala (Marathi for Elder) Baji Rao.

    Baji Rao was the son of the first Bhatt family Peshwa – Balaji Vishwanath. At the tender age of 17,he was appointed by Shahu as Peshwa upon the death of his father, keeping aside all other claimants.Thus making the position of Peshwa hereditary in the Bhatt family.It is quite clear from this appointement that Shahu recognised the talent of this boy and reared him as peshwa.Bajirao was well trained by the maratha cavalry generals who have distinguished in the war of 27 years.Perhaps his early association with these maratha cavalry made him a part and parcel of them.Like Shivaji or Dhanaji Jadhav, Bajirao was popular with his soldiers and even today his name is a honorable one in countryside.

    • Baji Rao, who fought over 36 battles, is reputed to have never lost one.
    • He was one of the first to understand and exploit the fragmenting Mughal Empire, following the footsteps of his father. The declining influence of the Sayyid brothers at the Imperial court was another factor influencing his decision to attack.
    • The later Kingdoms of Scindias (Ranoji) of Gwalior, Holkars (Malharrao) of Indore, Gaekwads (Pilaji) of Baroda, and Pawars (Udaiji) of Dhar were Baji Rao’s creation of a Maratha confederacy as he wreaked havoc on the disintegrating Mughal Empire and set up his jahagirdars (governors).
    • He moved the administrative capital of the Maratha Empire from Satara to the new city of Pune in 1728 with permission of his master. His general, Bapuji Shripat persuaded some of the richer families of Satara to settle in the new city, which was divided into 18 peths (boroughs).

    His famous quotes are –
    “Remember that night has nothing to do with sleep. It was created by God, to raid territory held by your enemy. The night is your shield, your screen against the cannons and swords of vastly superior enemy forces.”

    Download this fantastic booka_history_of_the_mahrattas

    Info courtesy – Wikipedia.

     
    • xyz 8:59 am on January 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i am a south indian brahmana who has the highest respect for the people of maharashtra and their culture.It seems to me ,as to many others,to be the best synthesis so far achieved of the “aryan” and southern cultures of our land.

      maharashtrians have an essential earthiness and simplicity reinforced by a basic honesty and goodness.Also by wholeheartedly accepting sanskrit,they have access to the riches of the great language.Only in marathi is there a faithful commentary of the “Bhagavad Gita” by the great saint Jnanadeva.

      Maharashtra can legitimately be proud of Shivaji Maharaj,Phule,Dr. Ambedkar,Gokhale,Tilak,Bhandarkar and others.particularly the valiant fight against mughals and social reform in the modern age.

      But how can non maharashtrians ,paricularly those in areas conquered by marathas,have any emotional attachment to rule essentially by one linguistic group?

      many maharashtrians,particularly in pune,seem to miss the difference between hindu and maratha rule.

      marathas were and are hindus.maratha rule was hindu rule.but it belongs to the past.we should draw inspiration from it.but today we are governed by different values.your post can be misunderstood.

      • Mukund Gulavani 1:03 pm on August 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        1st Bajirao Peshwa was a great Warrior after Chha. Shivaji Maharaj. I would like know more about his biography and history.Please give me.

        • shraddha 6:05 pm on December 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          hi.. if u want more information about him.. u can join our Facebook community श्रीमंत बाजीराव पेशवे
          n here is the link
          http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=141958149167056..
          n more u can suggest your friends to join this…
          v a nice time

          • kamlesh 5:12 pm on March 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply

            this link is not working

    • Mayur 9:29 am on September 3, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Perception differs!…..

      • sanjay 12:22 pm on June 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        hi mayur tu ETV cha program baghtos ka.?
        attach navin program ahe shrimant bajirao peshwa?

      • sanjay 12:24 pm on June 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        बाजीरावाच्या आयुष्यातील ठळक घटना.
        १७०० ऑगस्ट १८ – (भाद्र. शु. १५) बाजीरावाचा जन्म.
        १७१८ जुलै १ – बाळाजी विश्वनाथाबरोबर दिल्लीस निघाला.
        १७१९ फेब्रु २८ – दिल्लीस मुक्काम.
        १७२० मार्च २० – कोल्हापूर युद्ध.
        एप्रिल २ – बाळाजी विश्वनाथ यांचा मृत्यू.
        एप्रिल १७ – मसूर येथे बाजीरावास पेशवे पदाची वस्त्रे मिळाली.
        १७२१ जानेवारी ४ – चिखलठाण येथे निजामाची भेट.
        मार्च ७ – सुरतेवर स्वारी.
        १७२२ डिसेंबर ५ – ऐवजखानाची भेट.
        १७२३ फेब्रु. १३ – बदकशा येथे निजाम भेट.
        मार्च – भोपाळच्या दोस्त महमदाचा पराभव. त्याचा हत्ती घेतला.
        १७२४ मार्च १४ – लांबकानीचे युद्ध.
        १७२४ ऑक्टोबर – साखरखेडल्याचे युद्ध.
        १७२८ फेब्रु. २५ – पालखेडच्या युद्धात निजामाचा पराभव.
        मार्च ३१ – स्वारीहून परत.
        १७२९ मार्च १३ – धामोरा येथे छत्रसालाची भेट.
        एप्रिल – बंगषाला वेढा आणि पराभव.
        एप्रिल २८ – सुपे (बुंदेलखंड येथे कायमखानाचे लष्कर लुटले.
        १७३१ एप्रिल १ – डभई (गुजरात) त्रिंबकराव दाभाडय़ास मारले.
        एप्रिल – बाजीरावाच्या सैन्याशी निजामाची चकमक.
        १७३२ फेब्रु. १२ – सेखोजी आंग्रे भेट.
        १७३३ एप्रिल ६ – जंजिऱ्यावर स्वारी.
        मे २५ – मंडणगड किल्ला घेतला.
        १७३४ मे – खानदेशकडील स्वारी.
        १७३५ फेब्रु ४ – मानाजी आंग्रे यांच्या मदतीसाठी कुलाब्यास प्रयाण.
        जुलै ६ – मल्हारराव होळकर, राणोजी शिंदे राजपुतान्यात विजयी होऊन पुण्यास आले तेव्हा बाजीराव घोरपडीपावेतो सामोरा गेला.
        १७३६ फेब्रु ४ – उदेपूर येथील जलमंदिरास भेट.
        फेब्रु. १५ – किशनगड नजीक सवाई जयसिंगाची भेट.
        १७३७ मार्च २९ – दिल्लीचा पुरा जाळला.
        १७३८ जाने. – भोपाळचे युद्ध व तह.
        १७३९ फेब्रु. ११ – नादिरशहाच्या वर्तमानावरून पुण्याहून उत्तरेकडे स्वारी.
        मे २२ – जेनाबाद येथे न

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        • shraddha 5:58 pm on December 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          hi.. friends…
          i v good knowledge about bajirao peshave..
          but i need to confirm one thing abt him… n that is … is it true “Mastani was her wife”?
          because some where it is written as not n some serial is showing is yes..

          • pratik 2:11 pm on January 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply

            Dear Shraddha,
            m rite now reading panipat by vishwas patil..would like to know about bajirao peshawe.. you know any perticular book that will give complete information about them.. like shriman yogi gives the complete information about shri shivaji maharaj..thanks

          • Raviraj 8:39 am on November 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply

            Hi.. there is no doubt about that.. she was his second wife.. the Maharaja of Bundelkhand’s daughter.. they got married when Bajirao saved Bundelkhand from the Mughal’s.. it has been wrongly believed for many years that she was his mistress.. careful what you read/believe.. some novels may provide the wrong or somewhat altered information depending on the plot… Good that you’re atleast confirming..

    • Swapnil Bhalerao 7:15 am on October 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i want the insignia of bajirao peshwa for some assignment purpose, so can you just give me the reference.

      thanx

      • shripad kulkarni 10:05 am on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        ज्या बुंदेलखंडाची लाज वाचवायला बाजी धावून गेला, त्या बाजीचीच लाज राखण्याची वेळ येऊन ठेपली आहे. ज्यानं कधी पराभव पाहिला नाही, ज्यानं आपल्या मनगटानं दिल्ली काबीज केली आणि इराणपर्यंतच्या पातशाह्या हलवल्या, त्या जगातल्या एकमेव अजेय, अपराजित योद्धय़ाची समाधी बुडिताखाली जातेय आणि आपण सारे या इतिहासाचा आणि परंपरेचा वारसा सांगणारे इथे मनगटं चावत बसलोय. पराक्रमाच्या बाबतीत शिवाजीच्या तोडीस तोड असूनही मराठय़ांच्या इतिहासात थोरला बाजीराव पेशवा हा तसा ‘अनसन्ग हीरो’च म्हणावा लागेल. सध्याच्या मनोरंजनाच्या युगात तर बाजीराव-मस्तानी ही हिंदू पाश्र्वभूमीवरची लव्हस्टोरी म्हणून सादर केली जात आहे. त्यामुळे थोरल्या बाजीरावाच्या ऐतिहासिक पराक्रमी प्रतिमेचं प्रचंड नुकसान झालं. बाजीरावातला योद्धा झाकोळला गेला आणि एक प्रेमज्वरग्रस्त पेशवा तेवढाच सामोरा आला. मस्तानी हे बाजीरावाच्या आयुष्यातलं रोमॅण्टिक पर्व जरूर असलं तरी त्यावरून बाजीरावाला छंदीफंदी चौकटीत बसवणं अन्यायकारक होईल. इतिहासकारांच्या दृष्टिने बाजीरावाचं मूल्यमापन प्रचंड मोठं आहे. मराठेशाहीला साम्राज्यवादाची चव दाखवणारा हा पहिलाच सेनापती. नर्मदेच्या पलिकडे मराठी घोडदळ नेणारा हा पहिलाच धुरंधर. चारशे वर्षांच्या यवनी अंमलानंतर दक्षिणेतून जाऊन दिल्ली काबीज करणारा बाजीराव हा पहिलाच रणसेनानी. बाजीराव हा जगाच्या इतिहासातला एकमेव अजेय योद्धा मानला जातो. अ मॅन हू नेव्हर लॉस्ट अ बॅटल, असं त्याचं वर्णन केलं जातं. आपल्या अवघ्या २० वर्षांच्या कारकीर्दीत बाजीरावाने ३५ महत्त्वाच्या लढाया केल्या आणि सर्व लढायांमध्ये तो जिंकला. त्याला हरवणं त्याच्या काळातल्या मातब्बर शत्रूंनाही जमलं नाही. पराक्रमासाठी आणि विजयासाठी ‘बाजी’ हा शब्दप्रयोग तेव्हापासून रुढ झाला. बाजीराव जर उत्तरेत घुसला नसता आणि त्याने गुजरात, माळवा, बुंदेलखंड जिंकून नर्मदा आणि विंध्य पर्वत यातील सर्व मार्ग आपल्या कब्जात घेतले नसते तर पुन्हा एकदा अल्लाउद्दीन खिलजी, अकबर किंवा औरंगजेबासारखा उत्तरेतला शासक प्रचंड सेना घेऊन दक्षिणेत उतरला असता आणि संभाजीच्या हत्येची किंवा राजारामाच्या पळापळीची दुसरी आवृत्ती निघाली असती. बाजीरावाने आपल्या पराक्रमाने ही आपत्ती कायमची दूर केली. बाजीरावाने भीमथडीची तट्टे नर्मदापार नेल्यापासून उत्तरेकडचे काबुली घोडे दक्षिणेत यायचे कायमचे बंद झाले. बाजीरावाने उत्तरेत शिंदे, होळकर, बांडे, पवार, खेर हे मराठा सरदार वसवले आणि त्यामुळे ग्वाल्हेर, इंदौर, देवास आदी संस्थानं उदयास आली. बाजीरावाच्या राज्यविस्ताराच्या मोहिमेचा पुढच्या इतिहासावर असा सुयोग्य परिणाम झाला, याचं आकलन आज आपल्याला होऊ शकतं. पण सर्वसामान्य लोकांपर्यंत ते कधी पोहोचलंच नाही. मराठय़ांच्या इतिहासातला हा रांगडा पंडितप्रधान उपेक्षित राहिला. वयाच्या विसाव्या वर्षीच पेशवेपदाची वस्त्रं ल्यायलेल्या बाजीरावाला आयुष्य मिळालं केवळ ४० वर्षांचं. अवघ्या वीस वर्षांच्या त्याच्या कारकीर्दीत तो मुलुखगिरीसाठी अधिककाळ बाहेर राहिला. त्याचा अंतही माळव्यातल्या नर्मदातटावरच्या रावेरखेडीला झाला. त्यामुळे मराठी मनाने या योद्धय़ाचं अपेक्षित ऋण मान्य करताना बराचसा कद्रुपणा दाखवला. बाजीरावाचा संदर्भ आता अचानक येण्याचं कारण या उपेक्षेचंच. २८ एप्रिल १७४० रोजी (वैशाख शुद्ध त्रयोदशी १६६२) रावेरखेडीजवळ उष्माघाताने बाजीरावाचं निधन झालं. बाजीरावाच्या विरहाने त्याच्यासोबत एका हत्तीने आणि घोडय़ानेही अन्नपाणी वज्र्य करत प्राण सोडला. बाजीरावासह प्राण सोडलेल्या हत्तीची आणि घोडय़ाची थडगीही नर्मदेच्या पात्रात आहेत. जिथे बाजीरावाला अखेरचा निरोप दिला गेला तिथे नर्मदातटावर नानासाहेबाने ग्वाल्हेर संस्थानच्या देखरेखीखाली बाजीरावाची वृंदावन स्वरूपातील एक समाधी बांधली. बाजीरावाच्या अस्थि या समाधीस्थळी असल्याचं बोललं जातं. १९२५ सालापासून दरवर्षी बाजीरावाच्या समाधीस्थळी उत्सव आयोजित केला जातोय. तेव्हा इंदौरचं मल्हारराव-बाजीराव उत्सव मंडळ याकामी पुढाकार घेत होतं. १९ मे १९४० रोजी बाजीरावाच्या २००व्या पुण्यस्मरणाच्या निमित्ताने इथे पारतंत्र्यात असतानाही मोठय़ा कार्यक्रमाचं आयोजन करण्यात आलं होतं. त्यानंतर अगदी आतापर्यंत विविध संस्था आणि इतिहासप्रेमी रावेरखेडीला येत असतात. साधारणत: २८ एप्रिल ही तारीख धरूनच अधिकांश लोक अगदी जगभरातून इथे येतात. बाजीरावाच्या पराक्रमाचे पोवाडे इथे गायले जातात. बाजीरावाच्या स्मृतिला अभिवादन केलं जातं. मात्र वृंदावनस्वरूपातील या समाधीचं दर्शन घेण्याचा हा शेवटचा ऋतू म्हणावा लागेल. नर्मदेच्या तटानजीक बऱ्यापैकी उंचावर असलेली ही समाधी येत्या पावसाळ्यात पाण्याखाली जाणार आहे. जवळच असलेल्या महेश्वर धरण प्रकल्पामुळे (इंदिरा गांधी सागर परियोजना) रावेरखेडी हे बुडित क्षेत्रात येत असून समाधीसह इतर अनेक भाग सप्टेंबर महिन्यानंतर पाण्याखाली जाणार आहे. ही समाधी वाचवली जावी म्हणून इंदौरवासी अनेक लोक सातत्याने प्रयत्न करतायत. महेश्वर बांध परियोजना हा मध्य प्रदेश सरकारचा एक महत्त्वाचा धरण प्रकल्प आहे. २०११ साली ही योजना कार्यान्वित होणार आहे. मात्र धरणाची सध्याची उंची आणि त्यामुळे पसरणारं बॅकवॉटर याचा अंदाज घेऊन प्रकल्प अधिकाऱ्यांकडून बुडित क्षेत्रात जाणाऱ्या घरांवर दोन क्रमांकाचा बिल्ला लावला आहे. आर्कियॉलॉजिकल सव्‍‌र्हे ऑफ इंडियाच्या देखरेखीखाली असल्यामुळे वृंदावन आणि ग्वाल्हेर संस्थानाने भोवताली बांधलेली धर्मशाळा या बांधकामावर काही बिल्ला लागलेला नाही. मात्र समाधीच्या पातळीच्या वर असलेल्या काही घरांवर मात्र दोन क्रमांक चिकटला आहे. समाधीस्थळी साधारण साडेतीन फुटांवर प्रकल्प अधिकाऱ्यांकडून एक लाल रंगाची रेष काढण्यात आली आहे. समाधीस्थळावर पाणी फक्त साडेतीन फूट इतकेच येईल असं प्रकल्पवाले आणि पुरातत्त्व विभागवाले म्हणतायत. धरणाच्या पाण्यामुळे समाधी पाण्याखाली जाणार हे माहीत असूनही गेल्या काही महिन्यांमध्ये या समाधीजवळच्या बांधकामाच्या डागडुजीवर सुमारे ७० लाख रुपये खर्च झाल्याचंही सांगण्यात येत आहे. या ७० लाखांच्या खर्चाचं समर्थन करण्यासाठी प्रत्यक्षात समाधीस्थळ पाण्याखाली जाणारच नाही असा पवित्रा घेतला जात असल्याचंही बोललं जातंय. इंदौरची ‘श्री बाजीराव पेशवा (प्रथम) स्मृति प्रतिष्ठान’ ही संस्था पुण्यातील काही मान्यवरांच्या साथीने बाजीराव समाधीच्या जतनाच्या मुद्दय़ावर काम करत आहेत. या संस्थेचे तरुण सचिव श्रीपाद कुळकर्णी हे सर्वाना घेऊन काम करत आहेत. त्यांनी दिल्लीतल्या पुरातत्त्व खात्यापासून ते मध्य प्रदेशातील मंत्रीगणांपर्यंत अनेकांना या समाधीसंबंधी जागरूक करण्याचा प्रयत्न चालवला आहे. श्रीपाद कुळकर्णी सांगतात, ‘आम्ही बांध प्रकल्प प्राधिकरणाला सातत्याने सांगतोय की आम्हाला पाणी इतकंच येईल हे लेखी द्या. पण लेखी कुणी द्यायला तयार नाहीत. बुडित क्षेत्राची लाल रेघ ते आखून गेले आहेत. पण ती लाल रेघ म्हणजे काही लक्ष्मणरेषा नाही. आम्ही मागच्या वर्षी इतर ठिकाणी अशा लाल रेघेच्या वर पंधरा फूट पाणी गेल्याचं पाहिलं आहे. त्यामुळे समाधीस्थळ पाण्याखाली जाण्याचा मोठाच धोका निर्माण झाला आहे. हे बांधकाम सुमारे अडीचशे र्वष जुनं आहे. त्यामुळे एकदा इथे पाणी घुसलं की त्या पाण्याच्या दबावात हे वृंदावन टिकणार नाही. पण पुरातत्त्व विभाग हे मान्य करत नाही.’ श्रीपाद सांगत होते. अर्थात या प्रदेशातील आदिवासी संघटनाही या धरणाविरोधात आवाज उठवू लागल्या आहेत. पाण्याचं दुर्भिक्ष्य असलेल्या या प्रदेशात या धरणामुळे लाभ होणार असला तरी प्रकल्पविरोधक आणि प्रकल्प समर्थक यांच्या साठमारीत बाजीरावाच्या समाधीचा प्रश्न रेंगाळू नये अशी इथल्या अनेकांची इच्छा आहे. इथल्या पुरातत्त्व विभागाने मात्र समाधी पाण्याखाली जाणार नाही असं छातीठोकपणे पत्राद्वारे नमूद केलं आहे. मोहम्मद के. के., एन. के. भारद्वाज या आर्कियॉलॉजिकल सव्‍‌र्हेच्या पर्यवेक्षकांनी इंदिरा गांधी सागर परियोजनेच्या अधिकाऱ्यांसह या ठिकाणी निरीक्षण करून असा निष्कर्ष काढला आहे की या स्मारकाच्या आसपास साधारण एक ते दोन मीटर एवढंच पाणी राहील. वास्तू पूर्णत: पाण्याखाली बुडत नसल्यामुळे तिला कुठलीही हानी पोहचणार नाही, असं त्यांचं म्हणणं आहे. एक रिटेनिंग वॉल बनवून या वास्तूचं संरक्षण करता येईल असंही त्यांनी सुचवलं आहे. वीट आणि मसालेदार प्लास्टरने या स्मारकाचं काम केलेलं असल्यामुळे स्मारकाचं स्थानांतरण योग्य होणार नाही असंही त्यांचं म्हणणं आहे. पुरातत्त्व विभागाचं हे पत्र सोबत छापलेलं आहे. मात्र मुळात स्मारक आणि स्मारकाशी निगडित लोकभावना यांची सांगडच पुरातत्त्व विभाग घालत नाही हा त्यांचा नेहमीचा दोष आहे. स्मारक हे प्रेरणादायी वास्तू म्हणून नेहमीच लोकांना अ‍ॅक्सिसिबल राहाणं आवश्यक असतं. काँक्रिटच्या संरक्षक भिंतीमुळे स्मारकाच्या सौंदर्यात फरक पडणार नाही, असं पुरातत्त्व विभागाला वाटतंय. नर्मदेच्या पाण्याच्या बहावात या अडीचशे वर्षांपूर्वीच्या वास्तूचा सहज पाडाव लागेल, असंही त्यांना खात्रीनं वाटतंय. या स्मारकाला काँक्रिटचा बुरखा घालून तो टिकवून ठेवण्याचा प्रयत्न एएसआयवाले का करू पाहात आहेत हे कळायला मार्ग नाही. जगात अनेक ठिकाणी यापेक्षाही जुनी बांधकामं कौशल्याने स्थानांतरित करून पुनस्र्थापित केली गेलेली आहेत. पूर्णत: पाण्याखाली गेल्यावर हे स्मारक टिकून राहील याची काहीही खात्री नाही. इंदिरा गांधी सागर परियोजनेचे अधिकारी मात्र पाण्याच्या पातळीबद्दल छातीठोकपणे सांगायला तयार नाहीत. अशाप्रसंगी हे स्मारक योग्य स्थळी हलवणे हाच सुयोग्य पर्याय होता. बाजीरावाच्या समाधीस्थळाचं स्थानांतरण हा विषय घेऊन मागच्या वर्षी पुण्यात दोन पत्रकार परिषदा झाल्या होत्या. मात्र दोन लागोपाठच्या परिषदांमध्ये परस्पर विरोधी सूर आळवले गेले आणि नेहमीप्रमाणे मराठी माणसाचं पायात पाय घालणं दृगोचर झालं. मात्र दरम्यानच्या काळात तरुण पिढीतल्या काही प्रतिनिधींनी तडफेने हा प्रश्न लावून धरला. पैकी पुण्यातलं संदीप खर्डेकर हे महत्त्वाचं नाव. क्रिएटिव्ह फाऊंडेशनचे अध्यक्ष असलेले संदीप खर्डेकर स्मारकांच्या अनास्थेविषयी नेहमीच जागृतीचा झेंडा घेऊन असतात. संदीप सांगतात, ‘श्रीमंत बाजीराव पेशवे यांच्या समाधीस्थळासंबंधी इंदौरच्याच लोकांचं काम मोठं आहे. आम्ही इथे फक्त मान्यवरांना गाठून दबावगट तयार करतो आहोत. जर या समाधीस्थळाच्या स्थानांतरणासंबंधी मध्य प्रदेश सरकारकडे आर्थिक मदत कमी पडत असेल तर महाराष्ट्र सरकारने ती द्यावी म्हणून आम्ही प्रयत्न करणार आहोत. ज्या ग्रेसफुली बाजीराव पेशवे जगले त्याच ग्रेसफुली त्यांचं स्मारक तिथे व्हावं अशी आम्हा सगळ्यांची इच्छा आहे.’ संदीप सांगत होते. अर्थात नर्मदेच्या पुराने समाधीस्थळाच्या उंचीवर येऊन भिंतीला धडका मारणं हे काही नवीन नाही. विसाव्या शतकाच्या सुरुवातीला भूकंपाच्या धक्क्याने स्मारकाच्या वास्तूस चिरा पडल्या होत्या. तेव्हाच्या ब्रिटिशकालीन पुराणवस्तू संशोधन खात्याचे डिरेक्टर जनरल रा. ब. दीक्षित यांनी त्या तातडीने नीट करवून घेतल्या होत्या. स्मारकाच्या पायथ्याशी नदीच्या बाजूने एक संरक्षक भिंत तेव्हाच बांधली गेली होती. नर्मदेच्या पुरात ती वाहून जाण्याचा धोका वारंवार उद्भवला होता. गेल्या शतकापासून नर्मदा या स्मारकाला धडका मारत्येय. आता तर इथले चिरे जुने झालेत. हे स्मारक हलवून अधिक उंचावर घेऊन जावं असा इथे येणाऱ्या अनेक लोकांचा आग्रह आहे. मध्य प्रदेशातील पूर्वीच्या खरगोण जिल्ह्यातील आणि आजच्या बडवाह जिल्ह्यातील रावेरखेडी हे एक अत्यंत दुर्गम खेडं. रावेरखेडीला भेट देताना जिथे बैलगाडी जाणंही कठीण अशा रस्त्यावरून जावं लागतं. तरीही २८ एप्रिल रोजी स्मारकाच्या बाहेर पंचवीस-एक जीप उभ्या होत्या. स्वयंप्रेरणेनं अनेक लोक तिथे आले होते. इंदौरच्या स्मृति प्रतिष्ठानच्या वतीने इतिहासप्रेमी आणि अभ्यासक निनाद बेडेकर यांचं व्याख्यान तिथे होतं. ३० तारखेला मतदान असल्यामुळे आचारसंहितेच्या छायेत इथे मध्य प्रदेशच्या भाजपप्रणीत सरकारकडून कुणी प्रतिनिधी येऊ शकला नव्हता, त्यामुळे संघपरिवारातील व्यक्ती आणि संस्था थोडय़ा नाउमेद झाल्या होत्या. तरीही विनायक देशपांडे, कृष्णकुमार अस्थाना, सुधाकर एकतारे, मुकेश जैन आदी ज्येष्ठ कार्यकर्त्यांचा ४७ डिग्री तापमानातला उत्साहही वाखाणण्याजोगा होता. अर्थात या वयस्कांसह जीन्स आणि टीशर्टमध्ये आलेले अनेक तरुण पिढीचे प्रतिनिधीही इथे दिसत होते. आणि ते बाजीरावाविषयी आस्थेने जाणून घेत होते. सगुण भडकमकर हा तरुण थेट कल्याणहून आपली स्कॉर्पियो चालवत सुमारे ७०० किलोमीटर अंतर कापत रावेरखेडी आला होता. इथे बाजीरावाचं पुण्यस्मरण करण्यासाठी एवढय़ा लांबून येण्याचं नेमकं प्रयोजन काय असं त्याला विचारल्यावर सगुण सांगू लागला,‘बाजीराव हा आजच्या पिढीला अधिक भावणारा ऐतिहासिक हीरो आहे. तो पराक्रमी, रगेल, रंगेल होताच; पण जे काम त्याने हाती घेतलं ते अत्यंत निष्ठेनं तडीस नेलं. तो संवेदनशील होता, पण भावनेत अडकून पडणारा नव्हता. बुद्धिने नियोजन करून, स्वत:चं कमीत कमी नुकसान करत त्याने आपल्या लढाया जिंकल्या. तो लढाई जिंकण्यासाठीच लढत असे. ही मानसिकता आजच्या मराठी तरुणाने अंगी बाणवायला पाहिजे. बाजीरावाला खरी श्रद्धांजली देता यावी म्हणून आम्ही वाहन घेऊन इथपर्यंत आलो. अशा दुर्गम ठिकाणी त्याकाळात घोडेस्वारी करत बाजीराव कसा येत असेल याचं कुतुहल होतंच. घोडेस्वारीचं त्याचं कौशल्य अफाट असावं. इथे नर्मदेत आंघोळ करून बाजीरावाच्या पराक्रमी आठवणींना उजाळा देऊनच आम्ही परत जाऊ.’ सगुण सांगत होता. रावेरखेडीला प्रदीप दळवी नावाचे एक सिनेप्रोडय़ूसरही सपत्नीक येऊन डेरेदाखल झाले होते. प्रदीप दळवी आता बाजीराव-मस्तानीच्या प्रेमकथेवर एक मराठी चित्रपटाची सिद्धता करत आहेत. ‘बाजीराव-मस्तानीच्या प्रेमकथेवरचा माझा चित्रपट पूर्णत: वेगळा असणार आहे. कुणाला न दुखावता किंवा इतिहासातील तथ्यांशी विजोड असं कुठलंही कृत्य न करता मी हा सिनेमा करतोय. त्यासाठी मी अनेक इतिहासप्रेमींची आणि अभ्यासकांची मतंही जाणून घेत आहे.’ प्रदीप दळवींनी आपल्या येण्याचं प्रयोजन व्यक्त केलं. समाधीस्थळी त्यांनी आपल्या सिनेमाचा संकल्प केला आणि इतकी मराठी माणसं इथे उपस्थित होत आहेत याबद्दल आनंदही व्यक्त केला. प्रफुल्लचंद्र तावडे हे पुण्यातील एक कलंदर व्यक्तिमत्त्व. तावडे हे इतिहासप्रेमी आहेत. ते सदैव इतिहासातच रमलेले असतात. बाजीराव हा त्यांच्या अत्यंत प्रेमाचा विषय. तावडे रावेरखेडीला वारंवार येत असतात. तावडे स्वत:च एक दबावगट आहेत. संस्था आणि संघटनांच्या कोंदणात तावडेंसारख्या कलंदर व्यक्तिमत्त्वाला बसवणं कठीण असतं. त्यामुळे तावडे सर्वाशी फटकून असतात आणि तावडेंचा तोफखाना अंगावर घ्यायला कुणी तयार नसतं. मात्र तावडेंकडे अत्यंत मौलिक माहिती असते. तावडे सांगतात, ‘बाजीरावाची समाधी जरी नर्मदा तटावर असली तरी इथे या टेकडीवर जिथे छावणी होती तिथेच बाजीरावाचं वास्तव्य असायचं. त्यामुळे जर समाधीस्थळ पाण्याखाली गेलं तर बाजीरावाचं स्मारक करायचं झाल्यास या छावणीस्थळीच ते व्हायला हवं. इथे काही जोती आता दिसतात. पुरातत्त्व विभाग इथे काही उत्खनन करू पाहतोय. खरं तर या प्रवेशद्वाराचं संवर्धन केलं तर इथे बाजीरावाचं सुंदर स्मारक उभं राहू शकेल. मात्र त्यासाठी सर्व व्यक्तींनी आणि संस्थांनी राजकारण मध्ये न आणता काम करायला हवंय.’ या छावणीविषयी अधिक माहिती स्मृति प्रतिष्ठानचे सचिव श्रीपाद कुळकर्णी यांनाही विचारली. त्यावर ते म्हणाले, ‘पुरातत्त्व विभागवाले इथे उत्खनन करायचं म्हणतायत, पण ही त्यांची वेळ घालवण्याची नीती असावी असं वाटतंय. खाली समाधीस्थळावर १६ फूट उंचीची संरक्षण भिंत बांधून ती वाचवण्यावर त्यांचा भर आहे. म्हणजे पुन्हा भिंतीसाठी ‘खर्च’ करण्याची त्यांची मानसिकता आहे. इथे वर आम्हाला परवानगी मिळाली तर श्रीमंत बाजीराव पेशवे यांचा पुतळा तसेच त्यांच्या सामरिक युद्धनीतीविषयी प्रदर्शनीय दालन उभारण्याचा मानस आहे. बाजीराव पेशवे यांच्या नावाने एक सैनिकी शाळाही इथे उभारावी असा काही लोकांचा आग्रह आहे.’ आज जिथे धड रस्ताही नाही तिथे बाजीराव या रावेरखेडीसारख्या दुर्गमस्थळी का आला असा प्रश्न आपल्याला पडतो. त्यावर उत्तर देताना श्रीपाद सांगतात, ‘आज अडीचशे वर्षांनंतर आपल्याला हा प्रदेश दुर्गम वाटतोय. पूर्वी हा भाग मराठय़ांचा चुंगी नाका होता. तेव्हा प्रवास सहजसाध्य नसायचा. एकटा-दुकटा यात्रेकरू तर प्रवासही करू धजायचा नाही. सैन्यासोबत किंवा एकत्रित येऊन यात्रेकरू प्रवास करायचे. त्यावेळी नर्मदा नदी पार करणं सोपं नव्हतं. ही बारमाही वाहणारी नदी आहे. फक्त उन्हाळ्यातले चार महिने ती सैन्याला काही ठिकाणाहून ओलांडता यायची. आज जे पात्र दिसतंय ते थोडं वेगळं होतं. नर्मदा रावेरखेडीजवळ थोडी उथळ होती. त्यामुळे नावा उपडय़ा बांधून ठेवून सैन्य किंवा इतर लवाजमा इथून नर्मदा ओलांडत असे. मराठे इथे चुंगी म्हणजे टोल वसूल करत असत. म्हणून ही छावणी इथे होती. इथल्या कचेरीत मनसबदार, सुभेदार बसत. हा इलाखा तेव्हा खूप महत्त्वाचा असणार. कारण उत्तरेत जायचा हाच एक महत्त्वाचा मार्ग तेव्हा होता.’ इतिहासाचे गाढे अभ्यासक निनाद बेडेकर हेही रावेरखेडीस येथे भेटले. बाजीरावाचं उमदेपण सांगताना तसंच बाजीरावाच्या युद्धकौशल्याचे दाखले देताना बेडेकर म्हणाले, ‘बाजीरावाच्या युद्धकौशल्याची जाणीव आपल्याकडे नाही. पण अमेरिकन लष्कर आजही ती जाणीव ठेवून आहे. लष्करी डावपेच आणि रणनीतीच्या अभ्यासक्रमात आजही बाजीरावाने निजामाविरुद्ध १७२८ मध्ये पालखेड इथे केलेली लढाई अमेरिकन सैनिकांना शिकवली जाते. त्यासाठी पालखेडचं कायमस्वरूपी मॉडेलच तयार केलं गेलेलं आहे. बाजीरावाने निजामाला कसं घुमवलं आणि त्याचा पूर्ण पराभव करण्यासाठी त्याला पालखेडच्या कात्रीत कसं पकडलं याचा स्ट्रॅटेजिक वॉरफेअरच्या अभ्यासाचा भाग म्हणून आजही सांगितलं जातं. बाजीराव खूप मोठा युद्धनीतीज्ञ होता. म्हणूनच तो अजेय राहिला. त्याच्या कारकीर्दीतली एकही लढाई तो हरला नाही. म्हणून त्याची तुलना नेपोलियनसारख्या युद्धनिपुण सेनापतीशी केली जाते. फील्डमार्शल मॉण्टगोमेरी यांचं युद्धशास्त्रावर आधारित ‘अ कन्साइज हिस्ट्री ऑफ वॉरफेअर’ नावाचं एक प्रसिद्ध पुस्तक आहे. त्यात त्यांनी बाजीरावाच्या पालखेडच्या लढाईबाबत म्हटलंय की १७२७-२८ची बाजारावाची निजाम-उल-मुल्क याच्याविरुद्धची चढाई हा ‘मास्टरपीस ऑफ स्ट्रॅटेजिक मोबिलिटी’ होता. बाजीराव आपल्या शत्रूला इप्सित स्थळी आणून मात देत असे. मैदानात अनुकूल परिस्थिती नसेल तर बाजीराव वाट पाहायचा. एखाद्या कसलेल्या शिकाऱ्याप्रमाणे तो पेशन्स ठेवायचा. घोडदळ हे बाजीरावाचं सर्वात मोठं बलस्थान होतं. दिवसाला ४० मैलाचा टप्पा त्याचं सैन्य गाठायचं. तो त्याच्या काळातला अत्युत्तम वेग होता. त्यामुळे शत्रूला सुगावा लागायच्या आतच बाजीरावाचा हल्ला झालेला असायचा. बाजीरावाची गुप्तचर व्यवस्था ही त्याची दुसरी मोठी शक्ती होती. अक्षरश: क्षणा-क्षणांची माहिती त्याला मिळायची. मार्गात येणाऱ्या नद्या, उतार-चढाव, पर्वत, घाट या सगळ्यांची अचूक माहिती बाजीरावाकडे असायची. बाजीराव प्रचंड महत्त्वाकांक्षी होता. त्याकाळात व्यापक पातळीवर दृष्टिकोन ठेवण्याची त्याची पात्रता होती. म्हणूनच छत्रसालाच्या मदतीला तो धावून गेला. त्याने २५ हजारांची फौज घेऊन मुहम्मद खान बंगश याला जैतपूरच्या लढाईत मात दिली. पण तो मुत्सद्दी म्हणूनही हुशार होता. म्हणूनच इलाहाबादच्या या सुभेदाराला त्याने आपल्या मातोश्री राधाबाई यांच्या काशीयात्रेची जबाबदारी घ्यायला लावली. ही स्ट्रॅटेजिक मूव्ह म्हणून खूप मोठी गोष्ट होती. त्या काळात काशी यात्रा करणं खूपच जिकिरीचं होतं. काशी यात्रेला गेलेला माणूस जिवंत परत येईलच याची अजिबात खात्री नसायची. पेशव्याच्या मातोश्रींच्या काशीयात्रेची जबाबदारी बंगशाला घ्यायला लावून त्याकाळात बाजीरावाने एका दगडात अनेक पक्षी मारले होते. बाजीराव पराक्रमात शिवाजी महाराजांच्या बरोबरीचा होताच शिवाय त्याचं चारित्र्यही चांगलं होतं. मस्तानीशी जोडलं गेलेलं नाव हा बाजीरावाच्या आयुष्यातला सर्वात महत्त्वाचा भाग. मात्र मस्तानीसही त्याने सहकारिणीचा दर्जा देऊ केला. त्या काळात ते मोठंच धारिष्टय़ होतं. अर्थात या चारित्र्य संपन्नतेमुळेच तो सर्व मराठा सरदारांना एकत्र करू शकला, आणि त्याने शाहूचाही विश्वास संपादन केला. बाजीरावाची देशभर मोठी दहशत होती. १७३९ मध्ये इराणचा बादशाह नादिरशाह याने दिल्लीवर आक्रमण केलं तेव्हा बाजीराव दिल्लीकडे निघाला. बाजीराव निघालाय या एवढय़ा बातमीनेच नादिरशाह याने दिल्ली सोडली आणि तो परत निघाला. डेनिस किंकेड या लेखकाने आपल्या ‘हिस्ट्री ऑफ मराठा पीपल’ या पुस्तकात म्हटलंय – ‘ब्रेव्हेस्ट ऑफ द ब्रेव्ह, फेअरेस्ट ऑफ फेअर, बाजीराव डाइड लाइक द मोस्ट फॅसिनेटिंग फिगर इन अ रोमान्स ऑफ लव्ह.’ ग्रॅण्ट डफने ‘हिस्ट्री ऑफ मराठाज’मध्ये म्हटलंय – ही हॅड बोथ द हेड टू प्लॅन अ‍ॅण्ड द हॅण्ड टू एक्झेक्यूट. मिर्झा मोहम्मद नावाच्या एका इतिहासकाराने आपल्या ‘तारीखे मुहम्मदी’ या ग्रंथात बाजीरावाच्या निधनाबद्दल म्हटलंय- साहिबी फुतुहाते उज्जाम. अर्थात प्रचंड विजय मिळवणारा बाजीराव मृत्यूला बिलगला.’’ जगभरातल्या इतक्या इतिहासकारांनी आणि बखरकारांनी ज्याला नावाजलं त्या पंडित प्रधान श्रीमंत थोरल्या बाजीराव पेशवे यांची महती निनाद बेडेकरांनी थोडक्यात वर्णन केली. खरं तर मराठय़ांच्या इतिहासात आपल्या उंबऱ्याबाहेर जाऊन मुलुखगिरी करण्याचं स्वप्नं सर्वप्रथम बाजीरावानेच दाखवलं. आज आपण परप्रांतीयांच्या घुसखोरी विरोधात आपलाच बचाव करण्यात शक्ती खर्च करतोय. पण बाजीरावाने मराठी साम्राज्यवादाचं स्वप्न तीनशे वर्षांपूर्वी जोपासलं होतं. त्यासाठी त्याने क्षत्रियत्व स्वीकारलं आणि ते ग्रेसफुली पेललं. घोडदळ हा त्याकाळातल्या लढाईचा आत्मा. मंगोलियन योद्धे घोडय़ावर मोठे होतात असं म्हटलं जायचं. तसाच बाजीराव घोडय़ावर मोठा झाला. तो त्याच्या काळातला सर्वोत्तम घोडेस्वार होता. त्याच्या शिपायांसोबत तो घोडय़ावर सर्वात पुढे असायचा. घोडय़ावरच पिशवीत भाजलेले चणे घेऊन ते खातखात दौड करीत फाके मारत बाजीराव सैनिकांसह प्रवास करी. त्यांच्यासोबतच राही. सर रिचर्ड टेंपल यांनी वर्णन केल्याप्रमाणे बाजीरावाकडे कुशल संघटनकौशल्य होते. तो सुंदर भाषण करायचा. समरागंणावरील विजयानंतर तो आपल्या सैनिकांना उद्देशून असे काही भाषण करी की आणखी विजय मिळवण्यास त्यांचा हुरूप वाढत असे. खरं तर आजच्या तरुण पिढीला बाजीरावाच्या तोडीचं एखादं नेतृत्त्वं आज हवं आहे. मात्र बाजीरावच उपेक्षेच्या अंधारात आज हरवला आहे. उत्तर पेशवाईतल्या रंगढंगामुळे बाजीरावाबद्दल बहुजनांना ममत्व नाही. मांस भक्षण करणारा, मद्य प्राशन करणारा आणि मस्तानीसारख्या यवन स्त्रीवर प्रेम करून तिला शनिवारवाडय़ात आणणारा म्हणून ब्राह्मणांनी या वृत्तीनं शिपाई असलेल्या पेशव्याला उपेक्षित केलं. तसाही पुतळे बांधून वारसा जपला जातोच असं नाही. जातीच्या नाही तर प्रांताच्या संकुचित कुंपणात इतिहासातले सुपरहीरो अडकवले जातात. पण रावेरखेडीस चिरविश्रांती घेणारा राऊ या सगळ्या पलिकडचा होता. तो रणबाँकुरा होता, मुत्सद्दी होता, तडफदार होता, काळजानं हळवा होता. म्हणून पाबळला मस्तानीस कैदेस ठेवल्याच्या बातमीने तो धास्तावला होता. बाजी रावेरखेडीस दहा दिवस मुक्कामास होता. इतके दिवस रावबाजी एकाच ठिकाणी कधीच स्थिर नव्हता. इराणचा बादशहा नादिरशहास धाक घालणारा राऊ घरच्या भेदामुळे खचला. त्यातच त्याला वैशाखातला ऊष्मा भोवला. आणि त्याने नर्मदातीरावर वयाच्या अवघ्या ४०व्या वर्षी देह ठेवला. राऊ अधिक जगता तर आज इतिहास वेगळा असता. पण या झाल्या जर तरच्या गोष्टी. आजही बाजीरावाची समाधी मराठी मनांना आणि मनगटांना स्फूर्ती देते. मराठय़ांच्या इतिहासाच्या खुणा तशाही लोप पावत चालल्यात. त्यात आता बाजीरावाची समाधीही जलसमाधी घेते आहे. ज्या छत्रसालाने शिवाजी महाराजांच्या वचनाचा हवाला देत ‘जो गति ग्राह गजेंद्र की, सो गति भई है आज, बाजी जात बुंदेल की, राखो बाजी लाज’ अशी हाक दिली होती आणि बाजीने त्या बुंदेलाची लाज राखली होती. आज माळव्यातल्या आपल्या बाजीचीच लाज राखण्याची वेळ येऊन ठेपली आहे. ज्यानं कधी पराभव पाहिला नाही, ज्यानं आपल्या मनगटानं दिल्ली काबीज केली आणि इराणपर्यंतच्या पातशाह्या हलवल्या त्या जगातल्या एकमेव अजेय, अपराजित योद्धय़ाची समाधी बुडिताखाली जातेय आणि आपण सारे या इतिहासाचा आणि परंपरेचा वारसा सांगणारे इथे मनगटं चावत बसलोय. नाही चिरा, नाही पणती या अवस्थेत आणखी एक पराक्रमाचा वारसा अंधाराचा आसरा घेईल, आणि प्राणांची बाजी लावणाऱ्या एका कणखर देशाचं इमान मातीमोल ठरेल. बाजीरावकालीन दौडीचा वेग बाजीरावाचे प्रमुख बलस्थान होते त्याचे घोडदळ. त्या काळात मुघल सैन्य दिवसाला ५ ते ६ मैल या वेगाने प्रवास करत असत. मात्र बाजीरावाने आपल्या घोडदळाचा वेग विक्रमी ठेवला होता. चिमाजी आप्पा १७३३ मध्ये ग्वाल्हेरच्या स्वारीहून परत आला तेव्हा बुंदेलखंडातील राजगडापासून पुण्यापर्यंतचे मुक्काम, रोज किती कोस चालत याच्या आकडय़ासह पेशवे दप्तरात पृ. १२२५-६ वर दिलेले आहेत. त्यावरून (कोस म्हणजे २ मैल धरून) राजगड (सिप्री नजीक) पासून बऱ्हाणपुरापर्यंत ३३४ मैलांचा प्रवास चिमाजीच्या सैन्याने २४ दिवसांत केला. याचा अर्थ एक दिवसांत सरासरी १४ मैलांची मजर हे सैन्य मारत असे. पुढे बऱ्हाणपुरापासून पुण्यापर्यंतचा ३०६ मैलांचा प्रवास त्याच सैन्याने २१ दिवसात केला. म्हणजे सरासरी दिवसास १५ मैल हे मान पडते. या ४५ दिवसात कमीतकमी प्रवास एखाद्या दिवशी ४ मैल तर एखाद्या दिवशी जास्तीत जास्त २० मैल असा केलेला आढळतो. बाजीरावाचे वडील बाळाजी विश्वनाथ यांच्या सैन्याने ११ मैलाने प्रवास केल्याची नोंद आहे. मात्र १७३८मध्ये बाजीरावाने आगऱ्यापासून दिल्लीपर्यंतचा १२५ मैलांचा प्रवास शत्रूस चाहूल लागू न देता आडवाटेने अवघ्या १० दिवसात केला होता. म्हणजे दिवसाला १२ मैलाहूनही अधिक वेगाने. मात्र दिल्लीहून जयपुरापर्यंत शत्रूच्या तावडीतून निसटण्यासाठी तो झपाटय़ाने प्रवास करत होता. तेव्हा १८० मैल ८ दिवसात म्हणजे दिवसाला २५ मैल हा बाजीरावाचा वेग होता. तो त्या काळातला जास्तीत जास्त होता. आणिक कोन्ही दिसत नाही. – जयसिंगाचा वकिल दीपसिंगाचा अभिप्राय मग.. (नवाब निजाम-उल-मुल्क) घडी घडी पुसो लागले की सातारा महाराजापासी मातबर, मनसुबेबाज, राजा ज्यास मानीतो यैसा तुमचे नजरेस कोण आला? त्यांनी (दीपसिंगांनी) जाब दिल्हा की महाराजा जैसिंगजींनी (जयपूरपाले) मजला याच कामाबद्दल बहुतकरून पाठविले जे, बाजीराअु पंडीत प्रधान याचे नाव मुलकात मरदुमीचे फार आहे. परंतु गिरंदारी व मुतसतगिरी व मान आदर राज्यांत व बोलोन चालोन पोख्त कारबारी मनास आणून येणें म्हणोन पाठविले होते, ते आपण मनास आणिले. मग नबाब पुसो लागले की कोन्हास तुम्ही मातबर व पोख्तकार व साहेबतरतुद व राजामेहेरबान गिरंदार कोन्हांस वलखिले? दीपसिंगजींनी अुत्तर दिल्हे जे सिवाये बाजीराअूजी आणिक कोन्ही सत्यवचनी अगर प्रामाणिक अगर पोख्तकारी अगर चलनसाहेबफौज दुसरा दिसत नाही. – पेशवे दप्तर, भाग १० ले. ६६. रावेरखेडीस जायचं कसं? रावेरखेडी येथील बाजीराव समाधीस्थळी जायचं असल्यास विविध मार्ग आहे. खांडवा-इंदौर या रेल्वे मार्गावर सनावद नावाचे रेल्वेस्टेशन आहे. येथे उतरल्यावर वाहन घेऊन खरगोण मार्गावर बेडिया नावाचे गाव लागते. बेडिया येथून भोगावाँ येथे उजव्या हाताने जावे. तेथून उजव्या हाताला एक कच्चा रस्ता रावेरखेडीला जातो. रावेरखेडी गावाच्या पुढे नदीतटावर बाजीराव समाधीस्थळ आहे. जर स्वत:च्या वाहनाने महाराष्ट्रातून जायचे असल्यास धुळ्याहून इंदौरकडे जाऊन सैंधवाच्या पुढे जुलवानियाँनंतर उजवीकडे जाणारा खरगोण रस्ता पकडता येतो. खरगोणच्या पुढे सनावद मार्गावर बेडिया येते. हा रस्ता थोडा लांबचा वाटल्यास धुळ्याहून भुसावळ रस्ता पकडावा. हा रस्ता मोठा आहे. भुसावळच्या आधी डावीकडे रावेरसाठी (महाराष्ट्रातील) रस्ता जातो. रावेर, बऱ्हाणपूर ते सनावद सरळ मोठा रस्ता आहे. बाजीरावाच्या आयुष्यातील ठळक घटना. १७०० ऑगस्ट १८ – (भाद्र. शु. १५) बाजीरावाचा जन्म. १७१८ जुलै १ – बाळाजी विश्वनाथाबरोबर दिल्लीस निघाला. १७१९ फेब्रु २८ – दिल्लीस मुक्काम. १७२० मार्च २० – कोल्हापूर युद्ध. एप्रिल २ – बाळाजी विश्वनाथ यांचा मृत्यू. एप्रिल १७ – मसूर येथे बाजीरावास पेशवे पदाची वस्त्रे मिळाली. १७२१ जानेवारी ४ – चिखलठाण येथे निजामाची भेट. मार्च ७ – सुरतेवर स्वारी. १७२२ डिसेंबर ५ – ऐवजखानाची भेट. १७२३ फेब्रु. १३ – बदकशा येथे निजाम भेट. मार्च – भोपाळच्या दोस्त महमदाचा पराभव. त्याचा हत्ती घेतला. १७२४ मार्च १४ – लांबकानीचे युद्ध. १७२४ ऑक्टोबर – साखरखेडल्याचे युद्ध. १७२८ फेब्रु. २५ – पालखेडच्या युद्धात निजामाचा पराभव. मार्च ३१ – स्वारीहून परत. १७२९ मार्च १३ – धामोरा येथे छत्रसालाची भेट. एप्रिल – बंगषाला वेढा आणि पराभव. एप्रिल २८ – सुपे (बुंदेलखंड येथे कायमखानाचे लष्कर लुटले. १७३१ एप्रिल १ – डभई (गुजरात) त्रिंबकराव दाभाडय़ास मारले. एप्रिल – बाजीरावाच्या सैन्याशी निजामाची चकमक. १७३२ फेब्रु. १२ – सेखोजी आंग्रे भेट. १७३३ एप्रिल ६ – जंजिऱ्यावर स्वारी. मे २५ – मंडणगड किल्ला घेतला. १७३४ मे – खानदेशकडील स्वारी. १७३५ फेब्रु ४ – मानाजी आंग्रे यांच्या मदतीसाठी कुलाब्यास प्रयाण. जुलै ६ – मल्हारराव होळकर, राणोजी शिंदे राजपुतान्यात विजयी होऊन पुण्यास आले तेव्हा बाजीराव घोरपडीपावेतो सामोरा गेला. १७३६ फेब्रु ४ – उदेपूर येथील जलमंदिरास भेट. फेब्रु. १५ – किशनगड नजीक सवाई जयसिंगाची भेट. १७३७ मार्च २९ – दिल्लीचा पुरा जाळला. १७३८ जाने. – भोपाळचे युद्ध व तह. १७३९ फेब्रु. ११ – नादिरशहाच्या वर्तमानावरून पुण्याहून उत्तरेकडे स्वारी. मे २२ – जेनाबाद येथे न
        • Shirish Joshi 12:58 pm on October 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Dear Mr Kulkarni

          Thank you for taking time to share – much appreciated.

          I have recently asked a friend to recommend books on Bajirao and Nana Phadvanis. Perhaps you would recommend an honest, objective and gutsy accounts on both rather than glossy, bollywood inspired timid fiction?

          • swapnil dhumal 12:01 am on May 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            !!! Aprtim !!!

        • omkar 10:55 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          hiiiiiiiiiiii boss thanks for info..

        • Parikshit 4:12 pm on August 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for sharing these details.
          How can we contribute to save the samadhi at raverkhedi? please let us know

        • pratik 2:14 pm on January 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply

          Dear Shripad,
          myself pratik
          m rite now reading panipat by vishwas patil..would like to know about bajirao peshawe.. you know any perticular book that will give complete information about them.. like shriman yogi gives the complete information about shri shivaji maharaj..thanks

        • shreyas potdar 8:09 am on August 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

          Dear sir,
          i shreyas potdar have very much intrest in history of shrimant peshwa bajirao 1 & want to do research on his life so plz suggest me some books

      • sanjay 12:25 pm on June 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
        swapnil
        बाजीरावाच्या आयुष्यातील ठळक घटना.
        १७०० ऑगस्ट १८ – (भाद्र. शु. १५) बाजीरावाचा जन्म.
        १७१८ जुलै १ – बाळाजी विश्वनाथाबरोबर दिल्लीस निघाला.
        १७१९ फेब्रु २८ – दिल्लीस मुक्काम.
        १७२० मार्च २० – कोल्हापूर युद्ध.
        एप्रिल २ – बाळाजी विश्वनाथ यांचा मृत्यू.
        एप्रिल १७ – मसूर येथे बाजीरावास पेशवे पदाची वस्त्रे मिळाली.
        १७२१ जानेवारी ४ – चिखलठाण येथे निजामाची भेट.
        मार्च ७ – सुरतेवर स्वारी.
        १७२२ डिसेंबर ५ – ऐवजखानाची भेट.
        १७२३ फेब्रु. १३ – बदकशा येथे निजाम भेट.
        मार्च – भोपाळच्या दोस्त महमदाचा पराभव. त्याचा हत्ती घेतला.
        १७२४ मार्च १४ – लांबकानीचे युद्ध.
        १७२४ ऑक्टोबर – साखरखेडल्याचे युद्ध.
        १७२८ फेब्रु. २५ – पालखेडच्या युद्धात निजामाचा पराभव.
        मार्च ३१ – स्वारीहून परत.
        १७२९ मार्च १३ – धामोरा येथे छत्रसालाची भेट.
        एप्रिल – बंगषाला वेढा आणि पराभव.
        एप्रिल २८ – सुपे (बुंदेलखंड येथे कायमखानाचे लष्कर लुटले.
        १७३१ एप्रिल १ – डभई (गुजरात) त्रिंबकराव दाभाडय़ास मारले.
        एप्रिल – बाजीरावाच्या सैन्याशी निजामाची चकमक.
        १७३२ फेब्रु. १२ – सेखोजी आंग्रे भेट.
        १७३३ एप्रिल ६ – जंजिऱ्यावर स्वारी.
        मे २५ – मंडणगड किल्ला घेतला.
        १७३४ मे – खानदेशकडील स्वारी.
        १७३५ फेब्रु ४ – मानाजी आंग्रे यांच्या मदतीसाठी कुलाब्यास प्रयाण.
        जुलै ६ – मल्हारराव होळकर, राणोजी शिंदे राजपुतान्यात विजयी होऊन पुण्यास आले तेव्हा बाजीराव घोरपडीपावेतो सामोरा गेला.
        १७३६ फेब्रु ४ – उदेपूर येथील जलमंदिरास भेट.
        फेब्रु. १५ – किशनगड नजीक सवाई जयसिंगाची भेट.
        १७३७ मार्च २९ – दिल्लीचा पुरा जाळला.
        १७३८ जाने. – भोपाळचे युद्ध व तह.
        १७३९ फेब्रु. ११ – नादिरशहाच्या वर्तमानावरून पुण्याहून उत्तरेकडे स्वारी.
        मे २२ – जेनाबाद येथे न

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    • Harshad Joshi 4:32 pm on October 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Swapnil

      Surely, I can provide you with more info on Shrimanta Bajirao Peshwa..

    • Harshad Joshi 4:34 pm on October 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, will give more information on Bajirao Peshwa..

    • Sanjay 6:21 pm on October 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      If you go in depth of the character of this great personality and what he achieved for the hindu revival, after Shivaji, your head will bow for ever when you will hear his name anywhere. Even the noted sceptic Grant Duff literally pays homage to this most outstanding peronality. I have had the privelige to visit his samadhi at Raverkhedi for which I had to cross river Narmada twice and also walk on foot to cross an island as I had gone in the wrong direction. I do not know swimming and in sheer enthusiasm I travelled in a boat used to carry sand from maa Narmada. The feeling that I gained here equals that when I first visited Pandharpur. I am trying to collect the literature on Shrimant and plan to do some work on him. Though I am in Dubai, I still carry with me Grant Duff’s three volumes. I have not succeeded in getting the Sardesai’s work and would request anyone to help me. Also I request if some one could provide me more literature on Shrimant Baji Rao. Friends, one of the reasons of Nadir Shah running away was our brave Baji Rao. Unfortunately this is not highlighted in the history books that we come across.

    • Harshad Joshi 5:28 am on November 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Sanjay

      Yes, its true that in upcoming Narmada Sardar Sarovar project, the samadhi of Bajirao Peshwa might get affected due to backwaters, and its sade to find that not enough people are voicing against this, very few people acknowldge Bajirao Peshwas great role in Indian history… 😦

    • Amit Barve 5:35 am on January 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Samadhi of Great Bajirao Peshwa was already sinked in water. Any way India has no vision about there political heros now India is looking for heros in drama/films. It is beter that Chitpawans should keep quiet.

    • Uday 5:10 am on May 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      http://picasaweb.google.com/udayskulkarni/ShrimantBajiraoPeshweTheFirstSamadhiAtRaverKhedi

      21 snaps of bajirao’s samadhi with directions on how to get there…taken april 2008..

      pass it on…

    • Joy Miranda 12:08 pm on May 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Wanted to know if the rare Dhakhini breed of Horses that formed part of the Maratha light infantry do exists. If so where in Maharastra and if there are any pictures of this rare horse. joy

    • Joy Miranda 12:10 pm on May 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Wanted to have pictures of the Dhakini Breed of horse that was part of the Maratha Cavelry. Joy

    • Harshad Joshi 4:31 pm on May 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @joy
      I think the name of those horse breed was ‘Bhimthadi’, that were available in Maval area.

    • Ashvini Sutar,Kolhapur 11:58 am on June 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      1st Bajirao Peshwa was a great Warrior after Chha. Shivaji Maharaj. I would like know more about his biography and history.Please give me.

    • Anup 9:33 am on June 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      i am very much fascinated by Shrimanta Bajirao Peshwa i know some words by Grand Duff for the Bajirao & they are as follows “BAJIRAO HAD BOTH HEAD TO PLAN AND HANDS TO EXECUTE”

    • Archit Tiwari 10:31 pm on August 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I had been in Pune for many years. And the imposing statue of Bajirao The Great in front of Shanirwada immediately enkindles in me the greatest of respect for this great Brahmin warrior.
      I would like to get in touch with you. It seems you and I share similar interests. Please mail me.

    • Naresh Akhade 1:00 pm on November 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I am fan of this great personality. Baji Rao I was ambitious soldier who expanded martha state in north India.

      The Marathi historical novel “Rau” (1972) by historical novelist N. S. Inamdar also deals with the story of Bajirao and Mastani and the later part of Bajirao’s life. It also tells of the Peshwa’s relations with his mother Radhabai, his wife Kashibai, his son Nana Saheb (later Balaji Baji Rao) and his sickly but brilliant brother Chimaji Appa.

      A History of Marathas – By Grantt Duff (Online book which mentions history from Shahaji Bhonsle till end of Peshwa regime.)

      Link – http://books.google.com/books?id=FKQ9AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=subject:%22Maratha+(Indic+people)%22#PRA1-PR21,M1.

      the above book deals with the Baji Rao’s military compaign.

    • Indrayani 2:24 pm on November 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hey all,

      I too admire this great warrior…but question is was Mastani mistake he made in his life?

      • Shantanu Thekedar 4:54 pm on May 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t think so because Mastani never interferd in his pearsonal life.Though she had son from him she never told him to give peshwa post to their son.She was having true love for Bajirao.Mastani was one small part of his life.We should focus on other parts of his life.

    • Harshad Joshi 2:44 pm on November 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Indrayani

      As I am not a historian, I cant say that Bajirao Peshwa was entirely right or entirely wrong.

      However, many influential people of Pune at that time used to condemn him for liking Mastani. Maybe they were old fashioned.

      Todays people are more broadminded, they dont really care about such issues. Or atleast many dont show it too much in public.

      However, we can say that many people then didnt had a beautiful wife like Mastani and so they were jealous of Bajirao.

      Moral of the story – If you have a Mastani, be happy, if you dont, then start condemning the guy who has Mastani..

    • Anand 9:53 pm on December 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hi everybody there,can anybody help me out sending me a dance form of mastani..painting or any video of nowadays.

      plz send it across to my mail id:

      anandsaigal@gmail.com

      thnx!!

    • paresh tambat 3:06 pm on December 14, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks of u all guys for thinking of the great maratha worrier
      Pandit Pantpradhan Shrimant Bajirao peshwe Thorale.

      i am big fan of that great personality like him.

      Iwant to know more insigniaon him or his life.

    • paresh tambat 3:13 pm on December 14, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      if any one know about him mail me at tambat.paresh@yahoo.in.

    • Arjun 10:59 pm on December 31, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Some great information here about Baji Rao.I’m working a project regarding Hindu warriors and I might need some help from some u on gathering informationBaji Rao 1st.Here’s the trailer for the site underconstruction to give u an idea of the project..Thanks

    • kartik 8:56 am on January 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      afi m working on a project maned bajirao-mastani. i mieght need some detailed information about bajirao peshwa and his muslim wifemastani. the relation between them. please give me the information about bajirao and mastani. thanx.

    • kartik 8:58 am on January 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      him working on a project maned bajirao-mastani. i might need some detailed information about bajirao peshwa and his muslim wife mastani. the relation between them. please give me the information about bajirao and mastani. thanx.

    • mahesh 5:48 am on February 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi,
      i am very much intrested in bajirao peshawa’s achivements .
      I think the maratha raj was nearly ended when mughals realeased Shahu & Maratha raj divided in Kolhapur & Satara. Shahu was not a Warrior & Kolhapur not having any influancial sardars & again a fight for kolhapur raj between rajaram’s wives there wasnt anyone to save the maratha raj but for Bajirao 1 it became the most powerful kingdom in Hindusthan .

      As for indian Historians they did not give the due credit to him.
      But the Outsiders knows exactely his worth.& that is why this campaign has been chosen as brilliant in strategy (”A masterpiece of strategic mobility…“) by Field Marshal Montgomery in his book, A History of Warfare.

      As for Mastani — This was a very small period in Bajirao’s life But given to much importance.
      Bajirao’s wife Kashi was having problem of Arthritis. She used to drag her feet.Though Bajirao take care of her .
      At that time it was normal to have more than one wife.
      To keep another woman from different casts also.
      Bajirao’s father also have another woman from differant cast.
      But there was opposition for half muslim wife .
      but no one seems to see the politics of Bajirao & Chhatrasal which was a very needed thing at that time.

      i have collected & collecting good information on The Grate Bajirao if anyone intrested to provide more i will be grateful .
      Thanks
      bhamve@yahoo.com

      • shraddha 6:13 pm on December 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        though i v better info abt him but i want to more abt bajirao n mastani…
        can u help me..

    • Harshad Joshi 6:48 am on February 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @Mahesh

      Thank you for sharing very useful information on the great Bajirao Peshwa..

    • gajanan 6:46 am on March 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Really the way you people are touchining to untouched History is great
      But its very sad that where the peshwa’s really ruled and fought for the SWARAJ people don’t remember it. People are neglecting purposely.
      but all of of you still salute such personalitied, I salute to you.

    • Vikram Arunrao Deshmukh 3:03 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Bajirao Peshwa was a great warier, Ruler & Maratha. He was a first & Last warier in the world which is not bot beat in any war.
      He ware change the map of India. I am a big fan of Bajirao Peshwa.

    • Tor Pedo 4:55 am on May 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      image of BAJIRAO PESHWA is used by marathi weekly LOKPRABHA,
      IS IT WITH THE OKAY FROM YOU?

    • aniket 7:14 am on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      the great maratha shivaji is the god of maharastra bajirao peshwa is the great and powerful mratha

      • shraddha 6:11 pm on December 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        he was not maratha… hw was on who workd for “swarajya”..

    • omkar 10:53 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      1st bajirao did 38 wars in his life and he dident loss anyone in it

      • shraddha 6:10 pm on December 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        i think he did 20 wars n won all

    • PRAMOD DASARE 2:07 pm on June 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      THANKS FOR THIS INFORMATION & INSPIRATION

    • jwranade 2:11 pm on November 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I plan to visit samadhi in the first week of Dec 2010, do you have by chance any latest info, like it is submerged in water? Your input is highly appreciated.

    • pravin 8:58 am on December 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      mi eka pustakat asa vachalay ki bajirao peshave 28 vya varshi varale aani ithe tyancha janma 99 to mrutyu 40asa dhila aahe mag khara te kay

      • shraddha 6:09 pm on December 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        tynach janma 18 auguest 1700 madhe zala ahe n te 40 varshach jagle…

    • sachin.k.deshmukh 2:13 pm on July 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Namaskar Shreemant Bajirao Peshve Parat Janma Gheun Parat AAplya mmmaharashtrla Ya julmi rajvatimadhun sodu shaktil ka ( Shreemantana Manacha Mujara)

    • sachin.k.deshmukh 2:17 pm on July 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Asa Shreemant Bajirao parat hone Nahi
      Ya dalbhadri Maharashtrala Tya Mahan Yoddhyachi Kahich Dakhal Ghene Nahi Ani
      Tya pune shahrala dekhil Bajiraoche Kahi dene ghene Nahi ka?
      A

    • uday wadadekar 4:32 pm on May 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      The above Photograph of BajiRao is of Tipu Sultan .You are requested to rectify the above Photograph so that it will avoid misunderstanding.

    • bajirao 7:43 am on September 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      bajirao

    • Jay 9:18 am on October 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      SHRIMANT PESHWE BAJIRAO———-The reincarnation (Punarjanma) of HINDU ENERGY………..

    • Kunal Khobragade 6:36 am on November 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Harshad, Its very useful to read the research book like this (year 1826) on Maratha Kingdom. Thanks for making it available to read. Beautifully described the rise of Maratha Kingdom by Shivaji Maharaj.

    • Bedekar P.B. 5:25 pm on July 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Please let me know whether a hard copy of this book could be available?

    • Anand Ghurye 4:26 pm on January 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Harshad , You have done a lot of research on Bajirao Peshwa and compiled a lot of useful information . However the photo you have displayed is that of Tipu Sultan . The facial features of Bajirao were quite distinct and different . I have seen this error at some other places on the internet too . I watched a powerpoint presentation on the Maratha time forts . The presenter there too presented this picture as the picture o Bajirao . I am a researcher in matters of Ancient Wisdom and I see these kind of errors happening all along . . As Internet is largely cut and paste medium , this kind of misinformation can go quite far . Thanks in advance. Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information .

    • Shriram 4:44 am on December 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      @sachin k deshmukh, maharashtrala dalbhadri bolaycha aapli aiypat nahi jyani tya maatisathi kahich kele nahi shabd japun vaprava shrimantanchi stuti kartana tyanchya aani itaranchya maanala mhanjech Maharashtrala apmaanit naka karu

    • Ravindra dhamale 10:30 am on February 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank u so much,,,bajirao such a great person

  • Harshad Joshi 9:52 am on September 23, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

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    Get your free copy of Ubuntu Linux here.

    Software should be a liberating force, but sometimes too much commercialization can make this freedom turn into chains. Its upto us that we prevent this..

    The above quote (c) Harshad Joshi, 2006

     
    • laosboyme 2:42 pm on November 21, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Nice to see someone using ubuntu user! hi!

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    Linux for desktop users. 

    Conventionally,GNU/Linux has always attracted the higher end market comprising of Geeks, nerds, techies, and for a time it was good.

    But now, many useful changes are occuring and GNU/Linux is now available as a conventional ‘Desktop OS’, with sleek window managers like KDE, Gnome, Firefox, a good collection of useful software etc. Many end users are now ready to accept GNU/Linux as an alternative to proprietry, expensive software.

    Please vote in for the most ‘user friendly’ linux distro available in the market over here –

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    As for now, results are showing ‘Ubuntu’ leading the distro list. I was tempted to add OpenSUSE, but somehow it slipped.

    See you there. Your vote can make a difference.. 😉

     
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    The Indian national Flag, a symbol of pride and faith of over a billion people

    Long ago, almost 60 years ago – 15 August 1947, Indians made their tryst with destiny..and heard the first tones of freedom at the stroke of midnight, with dreams of creating a strong and powerful India.

    60 year laters, the struggle still continues….

    But, now there is a hope of making it in the future..Happy Independence Day, India.

     
    • Hiren 2:51 pm on September 26, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Well life would be nothing without hope and recent developments tend to make one feel optimistic. Better late than never, I guess.

    • Harshad Joshi 10:41 am on September 27, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      The future looks bright…We will some wake up to the Renaissance and hear the first tones of ‘true’ Freedom where India will be the numero uno country of this world.

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