Monthly Archives: June 2015
I a Kannadiga like many reading this would have friends from all diversities.
We all have many non Kannada friends who embrace our language and culture. We also have non Kannada friends who make a sincere efforts to learn our language. But it’s a futile effort to find a friend who Insults our language, People and culture.
But but how can there be a good movie without a bad man(In Picture). Let me take the privilege to introduce this Bad Man who was my co passenger in BMTC Bus # 500 CA.
He was just a co-passenger until he weaved this scene in front of me. The Characters here are The Bad Man, The Conductor, The Spectators and The Hero (Myself).
The bus was relatively empty and the Bad Man was sitting on a seat meant for conductor and I was seated close to him. The conductor as usual was busy issuing the tickets and now the scene unfolds. Conductor knows only Kannada and Manageable English and Bad Man knows Hindi and so called English.
Note : We as Humans can understand without knowing language perfectly and that’s how this discussion was captured.
• Conductor in Kannada: Sir, Please excuse me this seat is meant for conductor and you can be seated elsewhere.
• Bad Man in Hindi: No, I am comfortable here and do not want to move.
• Conductor in Kannada: Sir, But this meant for conductors and I need this place so please excuse.
• Bad Man in Hindi: (with lot of aggression) You Kannada Idiots are uneducated. You do not know anything apart from Kannada. You must learn Hindi and talk to me in Hindi.
• Conductor : Observes Silence
• Other Passengers: As ever and Ever deaf for such comments.
• Then comes the Hero that’s me. To me it was an Insult, it was like a slipper slap. What did I do to get such a remark? Is learning English or Hindi decides my Education. Was I at a place where Kannada is not the language of land? Though he did not tell me directly but he did insult my origin, my root and my self-respect.
I had no patience to listen to his shit and started to give him enough verbal blows until I reached my destination and he cocked his mouth.
My Point here is:
• Did we force him to learn Kannada? Did we treat him as a foreigner? Did we exploit his weakness?
• Did the conductor ask him something unreasonable?
• We make them comfortable talking their language to the possible extent, this is a service we offer and cannot be commanded.
• Why the fellow passengers were mute. Forget Kannada, Hindi or English language issue here. At least on a Humanitarian ground, why none came to Conductors rescue when someone questioned his Education for merely asking to vacate the seat meant for conductor. Do we keep mum when someone’s calls your father or mother or brother an uneducated brute for not knowing English and Hindi?
• We make so much of noise when India loses a match against Pakistan, when someone mocks at your favorite politician but go mute when someone slippers your language.
• Why don’t we stand up for right? Right for Right in your own land. If I and my language is not respected in my land where else should I look for it?
• My message is Kannadigare or the any locals in their locality stand for your Instinct. It is never a crime to Stand for what your land believes in your own land.
• Finally we love all. We want everyone to make Life. We are the best hosts but Respect Local Flavor, Respect Local Language, and Respect Local Culture. If you can’t at least do not disrespect and the STFU.
Said all this, I know few intellectuals, peace crusaders may still call me a Fundamentalist, Chauvinist, Racist. But I know I am standing for right. If Love to Mother has no limits then why set a limit for the same Mother Tongue.
I am a HERO, I stood for Right. I retaliated when someone insulted my fellow mate. I retaliated when someone insulted my Language community.
Be a Hero, don’t be a Spectator of Bad Men’s act
– Chethan Bond
READ ALERT: WARNING.
Everybody read this very, very carefully please.Passport Tearing at Airports.Be Careful at Airports , This is a well organized conspiracy by Immigration, Police, Customs and staff with networking at all the International Airports..Be careful when ever you give your passport to Immigration/ Customs/ staff. The pass port can be easily tampered and can create trouble to you. They have found easy way of making money from NRIs. This is the way it works:
At the time of the passenger’s departure, if the passenger is not looking at the officer while he is stamping the exit, the officer very cleverly tears away one of the page from the passport.
When the passenger leaves the immigration counter, the case is reported on his computer terminal with full details. Now all over India they have got full details of the passenger with Red Flag flashing on the Passport number entered by the departure immigration officer.
They have made their money by doing above.
On arrival next time, he is interrogated.
Subject to the passenger’s period of stay abroad, his income and standing etc., the price to get rid of the problem is settled by the Police and Immigration people.
If someone argues, his future is spoiled because there are always some innocent fellows who think the honesty is the basis of getting justice in India .
Please advise every passenger to be careful at the airport. Whenever they hand over the passport to the counters of airport , or immigration or the customs, they must be vigilant, should not remove eyes from the passport even if the officer in front tries to divert their attention.
Also, please pass this information to all friends, media men and important politicians. Every month 20-30 cases are happening all over India to rob the NRIs the minute he lands.
Similar case has happened with Aramco’s Arifuddin. He was traveling with his family. They had six passports. They Got the visa of America and decided to go via Hyderabad from Jeddah.
They reached Hyderabad .Stayed about a month and left for the States. When they reached the States, the page of the American visa on his wife’s passport was missing.
At the time of departure from Hyderabad it was there, the whole family had to return to Hyderabad helplessly. On arrival at Bombay back, they were caught by the police and now it is over 2 months, they are running after the Police, Immigration officers and the Courts.
On going in to details with him, he found out the following: One cannot imagine, neither can believe, that the Indian Immigration dept can play such a nasty game to harass innocent passengers.
All the passengers traveling to fro India via Bombay and Hyderabad must be aware of this conspiracy. Every month 15 to 20 cases are taking place, at each mentioned airport, of holding the passengers in the crime of tearing away the passport pages.
On interviewing some of them, none of them was aware of what had happened. They don’t know why, when and who tore away the page from the middle of the passport.
One can imagine the sufferings of such people at the hands of the immigration, police and the court procedures in India after that. The number of cases is increasing in the last 2-3 years.
People who are arriving at immigration are questioned and their passports are being held and they have to go in interrogation. Obviously, the conspiracy started about 2 to 3 years ago, now the results are coming.
Some of the counter staff too is involved in this conspiracy.
KINDLY SEND THIS TO AS MANY AS YOUR FRIENDS ACROSS THE WORLD AND ALSO REQUEST THEM TO CHECK THE PASSPORT AT THE CHECKING COUNTERS AND BEFORE LEAVING THE AIRPORT..
When you meet someone, the most natural reaction is to greet them with a smile. And with that smile your teeth get the most attention. So, here take a look at some great ways to achieve sparkling white teeth naturally.
These tasty berries are a great teeth whitening tool. Well, we have even heard that Hollywood star Catherine Zeta Jones swears by it. Just mash a few strawberries and rub the yummy paste all over your teeth. Rinse it off with water after 25-30 minutes. You will be surprised when you see the results after regularly using this paste on your teeth.
#2. Apple cider vinegar
This is good for removing even the stubborn stains from your pearly whites, especially those caused by nicotine and caffeine. Just dip your toothbrush in apple cider vinegar and brush your teeth with it. After this, do gargle your mouth properly to get rid of any acidic residual. You can also use apple cider vinegar as a gargle solution.
Celery is one of the most effective vegetables to get shiny white teeth. Chewing raw celery is great for your teeth. It is almost like a massage for them. Celery dislodges the plaque that might have settled on your teeth, leaving them clean. Apart from this, tiny fibres of celery that get stuck in between your teeth act as a natural floss as well. So, time to add this vegetable to your grocery list, we say!
Salt is a great ingredient to add to your teeth whitening kit. Just sprinkle some salt on your toothbrush while brushing your teeth to get them sparkling clean. It is best to use either table or sea salt for this. You can also mix a pinch of salt with a teaspoon of baking soda to make a teeth whitening mixture. Rub this on your teeth with your fingertips. Baking soda is another good teeth whitening ingredient.
Apart from celery, there are many more vegetables say, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumber, etc., that are all natural teeth cleansers. It is best to eat a raw vegetable daily to keep your teeth white.
#6. Fruit power
Not just veggies, but even fruits are good for your teeth. Pears and apples are the best of the lot. And, yes we already told you about the goodness of strawberries. Chewing pears and apples increases the secretion of saliva that helps to keep your teeth clean and white. So, add these fruits to your daily diet starting from today.
#7. Orange peel
Orange peels are also good for your teeth. Just rub the inside of an orange peel on your teeth to get them sparkling white. You can also dry the orange peels and grind them into a powder to add it to your daily teeth cleaning ritual. Yes, use this powder daily to see effective results.
Water is not just great for your health, but for your teeth as well. Water keeps your mouth hydrated and reduces acidity too. Sipping water in between your alcholic drinks and while eating dark, pigmented foods will keep your teeth clean by preventing them from staining.
#9. Say no to certain aerated drinks
Aerated drinks work like poison for your teeth. The acid in these drinks robs you of the upper layers of your tooth, which contain calcium and phosphorus, thus weakening your jaw bones. Make sure you avoid black coffee as well because it will stain your teeth, which will steal their shine and make them look dull.
#10. Avoid alcohol and smoking
Smoking is not only bad for your body, but also for your gums and teeth. Yes, drugs, alcohol and smoking can cause major issues to your teeth and gums. They can cause the erosion of the enamel from the teeth that will make them look old. A lot of people who smoke suffer from gum issues in the future and so it is best to avoid smoking, drugs and other forms of tobacco as much as possible to get sparkling white teeth.
So, with these certain dos and don’ts in mind, get sparkling white teeth naturally to flaunt your pearly white with pride and grace!