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double standards ? 
i just happened to read two news articles which made me write this.

the first one was in deepika.com yesterday which said a criminal case has been initiated by the govt. against vinay katyar and some other BJP/VHP leader (with a possible chance of arrest included) for saying they will hand out cash awards to those who kill the terrorists in kashmir. cant blame the govt, since it is true that civilians should not be allowed to take law in their own hands and we have army, police and a justice system which should be doing this. maybe these two BJP leaders might've been pissed off by the fact that many innocent hindus were massacred by terrorists in the past few months and no one came out in support of those who were affected. but my main concern is a related incident which happened couple of months back - at the height of the mohammed cartoon controversy. a minister in UP govt made the exact same statement - he said 50 lakh rupees and 50 kg gold (or something similar) will be given to the person or organization who will kill the danish cartoonist ! wow ! the interesting part is that the minister will NOT pay but he said 'the people' would pay ! the sad part is the very same govt. did not find anything wrong it it (since no criminal case was initiated against the minister). the chief minister of UP (mulayam singh yadav) just shrugged it off saying it was just a reaction of a hurt soul !!! are criminal rules applicable to only certain set of people or are certain set of people immune to all such laws ?

the second news item was from today's timesofindia.com. it said

ISLAMABAD: The only Hindu temple in the Pakistani city of Lahore has been demolished to pave the way for construction of a multi-storied commercial building.


you can read the complete article here

imagine the outrage if the words hindu temple were replaced with either muslim mosque or christian church and pakistani city was replaced with any indian city ! we would have had 250000 secularists and intellectuals coming out protesting in the streets from kerala to kashmir against harassment of minorities !! cool, isnt ? thats called secularism in india. all i've to ask is ... where is arundhati roy now ? where is shabana azmi now ? where is amir khan now ? where are the mulayams and lallus now ? where are the comrades now ? where are the fake gandhis and arjun singhs now ? well, i assume protesting against a hindu temple demolition - that too the only one in lahore - is not worth their time and effort since it might not attract more votes !!

this is sabs signing off till the next post.
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domo arigato .. 
wondering what the title means ? thats japanese ! thats what you tell your instructor at the end of a karate class... and why am i telling this now ?

just got the wonderful news that my niece Gayathri (aka Ponni) received her 1st dan black belt today (25th May 2006) !! wowowowow !! cool, isnt it ?

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here's she doing a roundhouse kick on some other kid, as a part of her black belt test and another pic of her when she was little more young.

she is very young (not even in her teens), pretty, tall and good in her studies too.

talking about karate, do you guys know that i too hold a black belt ? yeah, that was bought from a nearby shop where they sell pants, shirts and other mens wear :)

those who wish to congratulate her may do so in the comments section.

thats me signing off for now. have a great long weekend !
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Finally ! 
Well, I finally figured out what to do with this site ! Make it a B-L-O-G and have it as an excuse to write up all crap and flaunt it with pride. As any techie would do, I did a search for a simple blog code in google and selected the first entry right away mainly cuz of two reasons -

1) It was free
2) It had the tag 'simple' in its name :)

The setup was pretty easy - dint take up much of my time. And thus my official blog was born on 19th May 2006 at 4:00 pm EDT.

You might or might not see blog entries at regular intervals in future. Each time I change the layout of the site, I decide that I should keep this updated always - but it just never happened. Reason - LAZINESS ! :)

Anyways, thanks for taking time to visit my site. Feel free to add your valuable comments. I can also be reached at cpsabari AT hotmail DOT com.

For those who don't know me and accidentally came to this site, here is a brief profile of yours truly. My name is Sabari (some of my friends call me Sabs - maybe thats more convenient for them !), born and brought up in Trivandrum which is the capital city of Kerala in India. Keralites proudly have named their state as GOD's OWN COUNTRY which is highly debatable now. I'm married to a wonderful girl Meghana who is from Bangalore - nope, its a not a love marriage :) We are now proud parents of two super duper kids - Rohan and Ankit. Rohan is 3 years and 8 months old and Ankit is 1 year and 8 months old. I will try to add more information and pictures of my family in the next few days (or will turn out to be next few months ?).

Anyways, have a great weekend ahead.

This is Sabs signing off for now.
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