Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Malalai Kakar, the most high-profile woman police officer in Afghanistan, paid a heavy price for her indomitable courage and spirit. Militants, who were waiting outside the home of Kakar, pumped bullet after bullet into her body, killing her on the spot. Kakar, a mother of six, was well known to everyone for her courage in Kandahar - one of Afghanistan's most conservative provinces. The lady, the most senior policewoman in the province, had been appointed chief of a team of about 10 women police officers.
Kakar, who did her best to stop crimes against women and children, had received a number of death threats. After killing her, the extremist Taliban movement claimed responsibility and expressed delighted at eliminating her. But they forgot one thing that they managed to kill only her body, not her bravery, not her legacy. I pray to God to produce thousands of Kakars in Afghanistan. May her soul rest on peace!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
When I saw the first photo I was simply shocked. What the hell was going on ?
Then when I saw the second photo, my thoughts went back to past. Remember what Justin Timeberlake did to Janet Jackson.
Then third photo. I asked myself don't these guys have respect for a woman?
Now fourth photo proved that I was wrong with my thoughts. It was completely a drama to hog the limelight. What happened to Heidi Klum on the stage was just a cheap publicity. It all happened during the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which was recently held in Los Angeles.
Picture courtesy: Xinhua/Reuters
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Ladies, stay away from high heels ! It is not what I am saying, it is what a survey in England is saying. Women who prefer high heels suffer from permanent problems, a British study said. According to the survey, many women, who wear these 'killer heels' had hurt themselves falling off from their high heels. The survey further stated that the knees and back could also be seriously affected due to these tight-fitting shoes. So what do you say ?
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Picture Courtesy: Wikipedia
How many times this movie will be adjudged as the best movie ever made in Hollywood? Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 gangster epic 'The Godfather' has been adjudged the greatest movie of all-time in a recent poll conducted by prestigious Empire magazine. More than 10,000 movie buffs, film-makers and critics put the movie on top of their list. 'The Godfather', in which screen legends Marlon Brando and Al Pacino played crucial roles, ranked as the second greatest movie in American cinematic history, behind Citizen Kane on the AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) list by the American Film Institute. Long Live 'The Godfather'!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Picture courtesy: http://www.uncorrelated.com/
I wish I were in his position ! What an effort ! Yves Rossy, who is a Swiss pilot, inventor and aviation enthusiast, proved that everything is possible in this world. Rossy created history when he became the first person on the planet to have flown a jet engine-powered wing strapped to his back. He has done this stunt several times successfully. So are you going to follow in his footsteps ?
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Picture Courtesy: http://www.smh.com.au
Just Think, What If You Were In Their Positions ? He Pingping from Inner Mongolia is the world's smallest man, while Svetlana Pankratova from Russia has World’s Longest Legs.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Picture Courtesy: The Associated Press
Although South Africa's Natalie du Toit failed to win a medal, she won the hearts of millions sports fans across the globe with her indomitable courage to participate in the Beijing Olympics. The 24-year-old amputee finished 16th in the gruelling 10-km open-water swimming competition in the Games. Participating in the Olympics, she proved that anything is possible in this world. Toit also set the world record, becoming the first female amputee swimmer ever to qualify for the Olympics. I think the following quote perfectly summarises her. "Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew-" Saint Francis De Sales.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Bulgaria's national women's ice hockey team went down 0-82 to Slovakia in their final fourth match at a tournament in Latvia recently - one of the most one-sided matches in the history of sport. After reading this line, some readers will say 'hahahahahaha', while others will argue why the team was sent to take part in the event? Quite pathetic to see such a score-line. So incompetent that they failed to score a single goal. Still, I wish them all the best for the future!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Does she need any introduction? Widely regarded as the symbol of peace, love, affection, and compassion, Mother Teresa left us on September 5, 1997. What she did in her entire life is a great lesson for us. It is not easy to describe her achievements in a paragraph. Throughout her life, Mother worked for the poor, sick, and orphaned, ignoring her own personal life.
"Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls."- Mother Teresa
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless".- Mother Teresa
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
For me, all are fake in this world except 'death' and 'sex'. If you ask me how, I will not be able to explain them. Sorry. They are inexplicable. If you enjoy funny quotes of famous people, here are some famous funny quotes on the two subjects. Simply enjoy them. Don't think too much.
Aesop (620 BC - 560 BC):-It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.
Aimee Mullins:-Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have. It's much sexier than any body part.
Alfred Lord Tennyson:-The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
Betty Friedan:-Instead of fulfilling the promise of infinite orgasmic bliss, sex in the America of the feminine mystique is becoming a strangely joyless national compulsion, if not a contemptuous mockery.
Billy Crystal:-Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.
C. S. Lewis:-Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step; for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider:-It's just human. We all have the jungle inside of us. We all have wants and needs and desires, strange as they may seem. If you stop to think about it, we're all pretty creative, cooking up all these fantasies. it's like a kind of poetry.
George Burns:-I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty.
Joan Rivers:-A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she's a tramp.
Marlene Dietrich:-In America sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it is a fact.
R. D. Laing:-Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Zsa Zsa Gabor:-I know nothing about sex because I was always married.
A. Sachs:-Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
John James Ingalls:-In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.
John Heywood:-And death makes equal the high and low.
William Mitford:-Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good.
Walter Scott:-Death--the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
Henry Van Dyke:-Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
Lucan:- The gods conceal from men the happiness of death,that they may endure
Mark Twain:-We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of
the human race: he brought death into the world.
Proverb:-Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.