Category Archives: Views on News

Osama gone. Who’s next?

MegaMind

Who's the bad guy?

Now that Osama has been officially declared dead, I wonder who is going to be the next ‘bad guy’.

The fight between good and evil always exist (well the good needs to do a lot of good to itself, and needs a bad guy to bear the brunt of it all). We have seen major BIG bad guys defeated – the soviet communists, then the evil Saddam and  recently the Bad Osama. Continue reading

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Sakooter or Scooter! That’s the way to go!

I just happened to read this news item in Kashmir Times. It talks of how women in Kashmir have started using scooter as a convenient means of transport and of the acceptance of the idea among the locals.  To me watching a woman drive a scooter is the idea of freedom – beautiful freedom!

Some years back the idea of a woman driving a scooter would certainly not ‘look good’ for whatever reasons. I remember having a discussion with a guy quite some years back my pen-name Sakooter itself. The guy found it funny that I supported hijab and talked of scooter. To me it was weird that people actually have a problem with something as simple as a means of conveyance which saves women a lot of trouble.  There would be some who would even go to the extent of calling it un-Islamic. (Am I raising eye-brows somewhere?) Don’t open your mouth yet.. wait up… didn’t the women in Arabia travel on a camel? Do you see a co-relation? Continue reading

Save Dal Lake!

Moved to: http://sakooterspeaks.com/kashmir/save-dal-lake/190/

A poll for polls!

2310 days of illegal imprisonment

Cageprisoners Ltd is a human rights organisation that exists solely to raise awareness of the plight of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and other detainees held as part of the War on Terror.

Just happened to bump into the website. 2310 days of imprisonment — for people who have no crimes proven against them.

It is ironic indeed that the world community watches and does nothing —  have forgotten — to speak the least — the issue of these people who have been detained illegally.  These people have been detained without going through any crime proven to be done by them.

So much for the “democracy” and “human rights” that US stands for!

Political Humour

moved to: http://sakooterspeaks.com/humour/political-humour/171/

An excuse for falling asleep at work…

Moved to: http://sakooterspeaks.com/life/an-excuse-for-falling-asleep-at-work/168/