Finance Minister P Chidambaram appealed for calm and requested people not to panic saying that the sharp falls in domestic markets that sent the rupee to a record low were a reaction to global developments after markets crashed on Friday and rupee hit a record low 62 to USD yet again.
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Norway’s General Election is in this coming September and hence Jens Stoltenberg, the Prime Minister, of the country decided to gauge real concerns of voters and he felt its a taxi where people speak such concerns out freely . He turned an undercover taxi driver and in the process many who recognized him discussed their issues with him and many just thought he too much resembled the PM . 😀
Well, in India , PMs , they know the concern common man has and they know not all common men can even afford a taxi .. 😀 . They also know to win elections they need support of their allies ( the regional parties ) and just need to address their concerns and thats it . Ain’t this simpler than what Norway PM has to do ? 😀
The first encounter I had with him(it) was on this very space when a learned fellow blogger and a great friend – Geetashree passed on a popular Tahir Shah video link to me as a comment on one of my posts about my long hair and the perceptions people develop because of their length. And only recently I was being confirmed by another close blogger friend Sfurti- The Haiku Princess that it was her who had shared the link and also the learned blogger friend Geetashree, in her comments, did mention she did not recall posting such video ( so nice of her ) but I thought she may have forgotten .. Poor me , I realize instead I am suffering from Short Term Memory Loss 😀
Happily I clicked the video to listen to the song – The track Being Eye to Eye – The music was catchy , the words were astonishing and senseless and the singer with his appearance and on-screen gestures kept me stare at the video with a” question mark” expression . The very first thought was – What is that ?? (No,not the song but the human like thing which was there in the video.) I was taken aback . Little did I know he is the ‘new kid on the celeb block’ from our loving neighborhood Pakistan. Although the music was catchy but the singer had scared me so much with his peculiarly awkward appearance , deadly dancing skills , meaningless lyrics , desi pronunciation of English words(mind it -its an English song from Tahir Shah) that I preferred not to know him anymore.
Later , after few weeks , another co-blogger with inspiring wit – Purba Ray mentioned a name Tahir Shah in one of her humour-packed hilarious post and that compelled me to google the name… And guess what ? The peculiar thing reappeared. It was there in my subconscious mind , I suppose , in the list of lifetime shockers. And then that was it. I heard that song yet again – Eye to Eye by Tahir Shah on YouTube and then saw many other videos on and about him(it) one of which included his interviews.
I was shocked to believe what I was listening to – Inzi Bhai ( cricketer Inzamam Ul Haq from Pakistan) could speak English lot better and could have been hired before the interview to allow the viewers make some sense. I felt inspired suddenly. This thing ( Tahir Shah and not his video 😀 ) it was speaking so confidently and only and precisely ‘his’ God knew and him what he was trying to convey. I learnt.Confidence sells. Thanks to that thing ( Tahir Shah and not his video-mind it) I have started believing myself and my English with limited vocabulary. 🙂 This was just a tribute to the confidence that Tahir Shah boosted in me . Thank you Tahir !
Here I am sharing the links of the interview of Tahir Shah which has boosted confidence in me . A must watch both( the video and the interview) , in case , you do not know what is Tahir Shah. If any of you understood what it (Tahir Shah) said in the interview , do leave me the meaning in the comment box.
Our neighbors may surely put him(it) on LoC if their army realizes the potential of it-(Tahir Shah and his English).
The Centre is reportedly planning a constitutional amendment to counter the Supreme Court’s judgement on convicted MPs and MLAs,an order which restricts the convicted MPs and MLAs from contesting elections. All major political parties have opposed the ruling reasoning that the supremacy of the Parliament must be maintained in a democracy. 😀
Wish our political parties were as keen and together to curb down corruption and scams and to defend the nation from terrorists,Pakistan and China !!!
The Media is busy showing what the government has to say on the killing of 5 Indian soldiers by Pakistan army intruding inside Indian territory. The opposition has warned the govt not to talk to Pakistan PM anymore (which was getting scheduled).Pakistan army denied any such attack. Governments both Central and State, declared compensations for the families of jawans who lost their lives in the assault.
This is not the first time this has happened in the recent past and as the Media declares ‘ the Enraged India’ , people like us, will discuss this for a week at the most and then get back to our day to day lives. Government will as usual condemn the act of the loving neighbour and stop talking to them for a year at the most. Media will highlight the news till they have another Breaking News to divert minds. (anyways , not their fault,they are as helpless as we are).
‘Enraged India’ will get back to normal life as even we have dependents to feed ! The ones whom we expect to answer back our neighbours, hardly answer us,can we expect them to answer Pakistan’s repeated assault ?