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Plagiarising Sikh Youth

When a work of art Plagiarised.                      It’s BAD.
When a work of religious art Plagiarised!        It’s bad, and it is SAD.

That is what has been done by the people of Sikh Youth Club


They have taken a beautiful picture of Guru Gobind Singh ji in the forests of Machhiwara, and made it their own.

They simply:

  • removed the logo of,
  • got rid of artist’s (Bhagat Singh Bedi) signature, and date of painting,
  • airbrushed it to look complete after changes,
  • removed leaves at the left bottom.

And as blasphemous as people can be, they simply just inserted their own website‘s name in there!

These are the times, I wish India had a strict copyright system in place, so that an action could be taken against those responsible for such a blatant theft!

You be the judge and decide if the photos at:

You be the judge and decide if the photos at:

Image by Sikh Youth Club —————————– Original SikhiArt

are any different from one another, other than the points I referred above?


Also occuring at:


Gurupurab Celebrations by Art


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Jobs no more

THE Steve Jobs has died.


It’s a black day for the technology world. Father of the third Apple that changed the world is no more.

“Three apples have changed the world.

One seduced Eve.

Second awakened Newton.

The Third one was in the hands of Jobs.”

via Steve Jobs: The monk who left India to make i-Products – The Times of India.

I got the news from twitter like many others.
From the initial few tweets I couldn’t fathom it, few more tweets with #RIPSteveJobs hashtag were required to make me understand it and ever since I haven’t been able to come to terms with it.

And it weirds me out to why I feel such! Its not like me to keep wondering for so much over someOne’s death – known or unknown to me!

Maybe it is because I have admired all of his products – from the early Macintosh (from my time in US), his Mac, iMacsiPhonesiPad etc., even though I got around to my first Apple product just few weeks back on September 24!

Respect is the word, ALL the Way Mr. Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs!
Rest In Peace!

It is so unfair that he died on Dussehra Day by IST. Dussehra is supposed to be victory of good over evil, not death over genius!



Platform Ticket at Old Delhi Railway Station

New Delhi
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From September 28th

I thought it was something new.

I hadn’t seen anything of the sorts happen before, not that I went for it regularly or not even rarely if you may. But when I did, I never thought something like this would happen.

Today I went to meet a friend who was going to join a company inAhmedabad– Mudra Port – at Old Delhi Railway Station. The plan to meet him was an impromptu plan, as was his’ to report & join the offices as soon as possible.
He was already inside the station, waiting for his train sitting in the ‘Upper Class Waiting Room’ on 3rd Floor.

I went to the station, knowing all well that I would have to buy a platform ticket to gain an entry & meet him, at least to keep the process completely legal 😉

I went in search of a Platform Ticket Counter to many windows, and asked people enqueued there to know if the ticket would be available there.
A few directed me to places (e.g.. around the next corner) where there seemed to be no counter (as it turned out I rounded 1 corner too soon), then to an absurd direction which I couldn’t make anything out of.
I was amazed that after even less than 1 minute of trying on those directions I repeatedly found myself at the end of Line of Enquiry window.

I figured to go to Enquiry in the 1st place, because (from some earlier times) theChandigarh Railway Station had platform ticket being vended at Enquiry Counter.

I again asked the person at the end of line of Enquiry where the platform ticket would be available; and I think the answer that he gave me was the most sensible one: ‘Ye toh enquiry counter hai, yahan platform ticket thode na milegi!‘ (translated as : ‘This is the enquiry counter, how can you get a platform ticket here!’).

After hearing this, with a zeal I went in search of Platform Ticket Vending Window, and surely enough I found one!
But Alas! It was closed. Not shut down with no person sitting behind it, but just covered in such a way that it was obvious that no one would be entertained.

I had to meet an old friend, and needed to get to the platform, thus I still went ahead, and asked the Lady behind the counter as to whereabouts of platformtickets. She just said it’s not available, and on asking so what do I do now, was just told to go to Enquiry and ask.
But I persisted and asked again, ignoring that she had already told me it, and got a reply to read the pieces of paper stuck to panes of the counter, which I had earlier thought to have been placed to avoid direct sunlight (even though there was no chance that any part of sunlight could reach there ;))!

The piece of paper stated in no exact words that – ‘The sale of Platform tickets has been discontinued effective 09/09/2011 till further notification‘. I couldn’t do anything, but still went in enquiry line to check if there is a solution to my problem.

On my way there, I found that a few policemen were chatting around, so instead of standing in a long queue to hear the result, I just went up to one of them and asked as to how to get to the platform. They then told me that ‘sale of platform tickets has been prohibited by Government of India‘.
There was no point in asking till when, as it didn’t matter to me at the moment!

P.S. a quick google search showed that cancellation of sale of platform tickets is not uncommon, and I did figure out the possible reason while there itself. But what I couldn’t fathom was why were they not being sold at this time of the year! Even Dussehra is good 10+ days away!

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Importance of Grip on Management – a Lesson Learnt thanks to Baba Ramdev

What happened at RamLila Grounds?
Why did government act in such a way against Ramdev?
Why did Ramdev make such a high jump?

What did Ramdev do wrong which lead police to ask him to move out of Delhi? It was a perfect plot against government to make them stand and listen up, following directly in the footsteps of Anna Hazare; what made his plan go wrong awry and make such a chaos?


The reason why it went haywire is because he didn’t have proper control over his management

When your top management signs a letter / affidavit / a legalized document you can and (as seen) will be held responsible for the agreement done on a signed paper. Well I guess it’s justified!

In India, or for that matter I guess in any country, politicians are regarded as a bad breed; as evil doers, evil people who want to just fill up their pockets and not worry about anything remotely national or of national interest

Making a deal before starting his “SatyaGrah” and announcing every few minutes on the first day that he won’t entertain any politicians on the stage, made his credibility go down the dirty drain on second day [a] and flushed upon profusely.

Him jumping from the stage, asking followers to form a human chain around hum with innermost being ladies, and outer to be men, was a huge blow to his image and larger than he thinks it was or probably thought at the time it could ever be!
What? He couldn’t come to terms that he was going to get arrested for a peaceful protest or “SatyaGrah” as he had called it, pulling from Gandhi’s protest? Didn’t he know that Gandhi knew that he could get arrested for it, and he did (I would say) every time he did it. Maybe Ramdev didn’t read his history right and just picked up a few words to use.

People say what police did was wrong. I disagree. I saw the whole media shoot of that night and didn’t see police lathi charge at any time, and I have this much faith in today’s news channel that they wouldn’t miss such action at any costs.
What police did was to book; catch and throw out an attention seeker, a copy cat, who might have created trouble for the Indian capital.

a When the nation came to know that a deal had been made between Kapil Sibal and Baba’s top management even before he sat for the so called ‘Yog’ camp

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