Thursday, January 29, 2009

Is He Ok ?

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During a meeting with a number of delegates belonging to the Sarhad Chambers of Commerce and Industry from the Frontier province, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari allegedly said that "journalists are the biggest terrorists." Zardari directly blamed the media for portraying the country in a negative way in respect to the deteriorating law and order situation in Pakistan. Soon after his statement, Information Minister Sherry Rehman denied it. However, The News, Pakistan's largest-circulated English daily, claimed that Zardari indeed insulted journalists, by describing them as the biggest terrorists. The Frontier businessmen said that Zardari told them at the meeting that the journalists were the biggest terrorists. No one can expect such irresponsible statements from the Head of the State. How can he blame journalists for the country's situation ? He must apologise to journalism fraternity of Pakistan.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Rise From The Ashes



Think Mickey Rourke and suddenly the movie '9 1/2 Weeks" will come to our minds. At the age of 56, Mickey won his career's first golden globe award for his mindboggling performance in "The Wrestler". If you ask me why I love him very much, apart from his acting, I love his toughness, roughness and his intense looks. Even at this age, he can give stiff challenge to actors like Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. By the middle of the ‘80s, girls considered him as the heartthrob of Hollywood. Time was there when critics used to compare with him legendary actors like Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro. His movie "Body Heat" made him a star in Hollywood. Rourke appeared in "Angel Heart," a movie, which was highly praised by critics as well as moviegoers for his intense acting. The movie was nominated for a number of awards. However, at the end of the ‘80s he made some bad career decisions. He embraced drugs and alcohol. Mickey, however, decided to play small roles in movies such as "The Rainmaker", "Buffalo '66", "Animal Factory", "The Pledge" and "Get Carter" in the 1990s. And how can one forget his ferocious as well as stylish looks as the villain in Enrique Iglesias's music video for "Hero" which also featured Jennifer Love Hewitt ? 2005 was significant for the actor. Mickey's stunning comeback in "Sin City" stunned the Hollywood. He received awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the IFTA and the Online Film Critics Society, as well as 'Man of the Year' from Total Film magazine that year. After receiving the Gloden Globe award, Mickey said, "Sometimes when you're alone all you got is your dog." Earlier, he confessed that canines saved him from destroying his life. And who knows this man may grab an Oscar too.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Don't Target Them

Picture courtesy:- The Hindu

Picture courtesy:- NY Times

Everything is fair in love and war. True. But why children ? What are their faults ? More than 100 children have already lost their lives in Gaza Strip due to Israel's continuous attack in the region. There goes without saying, the figure will increase in coming days. Still, Israel authorities have shown no remorse, as such their only job is to see blood. It may be human being or animals. They just don't care. Hamas fired a few rockets into their territory and in retaliation, Israel launched a full-fledged attack on the Gaza Strip. And our world leaders couldn't do anything about it, except a few useless statements about how it is a humanitarian crisis and that Israel should withdraw its troops. How many times have we heard such kind of statements? Absurd. Ineffective. Immaterial. Even as I'm writing this, thousands are dying there. The above images show that how barbaric Israeli soldiers are.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Louis Braille

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The whole world honoured yesterday (04-01-2009) the 200th anniversary of the birth of French inventor Louis Braille, who invented 'braille' - a world-wide system effectively used by blind and visually impaired people for reading and writing. I beleive that for us he will remain a hero forever.