Monday, August 28, 2017

पापा, पप्पु और टमाटर १०० रुएय किलो......

पापा: क्या, टमाटर १०० रुएय किलो?

पप्पु: पिताजी अब तो आप मानेगे की इस सरकार  ने वह  कर दिखाया है वह पिछली सरकार नहीं कर पाई

पापा: चुप कर.  जाओ जा कर स्कूल  का होम वर्क करो. 

'Mills of heaven grind... ...' - K.J.S.Chatrath

                                                                'Mills of heaven grind... ...'

Friday, August 25, 2017

'Ignorance about section 144 Cr.P.C.' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

The way reference to Section 144 Cr.P.C.  is being made on the TV/newspaper etc is appalling. One would do well to read the section and the wide powers that it gives:

"Section 144 in The Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973
144. Power to issue order in urgent cases of nuisance of apprehended danger.
(1) In cases where, in the opinion of a District Magistrate, a Sub- divisional Magistrate or any other Executive Magistrate specially empowered by the State Government in this behalf, there is sufficient ground for proceeding under this section and immediate prevention or speedy remedy is desirable, such Magistrate may, by a written order stating the material facts of the case and served in the manner provided by section 134, direct any person to abstain from a certain act or to take certain order with respect to certain property in his possession or under his management, if such Magistrate considers that such direction is likely to prevent, or tends to prevent, obstruction, annoyance or injury to any person lawfully employed, or danger to human life, health or safety, or a disturbance of the public tranquility, or a riot, of an affray. (emphasis supplied)
(2) An order under this section may, in cases of emergency or in cases where the circumstances do not admit of the serving in due time of a notice upon the person against whom the order is directed, be passed ex parte.
(3) An order under this section may be directed to a particular individual, or to persons residing in a particular place or area, or to the public generally when frequenting or visiting a particular place or area.
(4) No order under this section shall remain in force for more than two months from the making thereof: Provided that, if the State Government considers it necessary so to do for preventing danger to human life, health or safety or for preventing a riot or any affray, it may, by notification, direct that an order made by a Magistrate under this section shall remain in force for such further period not exceeding six months from the date on which the order made by the Magistrate would have, but for such order, expired, as it may specify in the said notification.
(5) Any Magistrate may, either on his own motion or on the application of any person aggrieved, rescind or alter any order made under this section, by himself or any Magistrate subordinate to him or by his predecessor- in- office.
(6) The State Government may, either on its own motion or on the application of any person aggrieved, rescind or alter any order made by it under the proviso to sub- section (4).
(7) Where an application under sub- section (5) or sub- section (6) is received, the Magistrate, or the State Government, as the case may be, shall afford to the applicant an early opportunity of appearing before him or it, either in person or by pleader and showing cause against the order; and if the Magistrate or the State Government, as the case may be, rejects the application wholly or in part, he or it shall record in writing the reasons for so doing. D.- Disputes as to immovable property

Thursday, August 24, 2017

'Bravo! That is the way to lead, SSP (Traffic) UT Sir!' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

UT SSP (Traffic) Mr. Shashank Anand (right) regulates traffic at the Sector 35/34/21 roundabout in Chandigarh on Monday Photo source: The Tribune, Chandigarh August 22, 2017- photo by Pradeep Tiwari.

'पापा, पप्पु और २०० रुपए का नोट' .....के जे एस चतरथ

पप्पु: (ज़ोर से भंगड़ा   करते हुए): ओये बल्ले बल्ले जी - ओये बल्ले बल्ले जी

पिताजी : क्या हुआ पप्पु बहुत खुश  हो

 पप्पु: पिताजी कल २०० रुपए का नया नोट चालु हो रहा है

 पिताजी : तो ?

पप्पु :  इस का मतलब है की देश बहुत तरक्की कर रहा है -

पिताजी : चुप कर  और जा के होमवर्क करो.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

'Come on Indian Railways' by K.J.S.Chatrath

Indian Railways are in the news again. Sadly, again, for wrong reasons.

I am 74+ and travel regularly on long distance trains in India, therefore I am better qualified to talk about railways than my friends who are the air borne types.

I may start by saying that I am a great admirer of Indian railways which is doing a great job of literally connecting India.

But having said that there are some problems that need to be highlighted. I have been briefly writing about some of these in my blog. Take a look:

'Papa, Pappu & railway blankets' by K.J.S.Chatrath ;

'The soft state?' - by K.J.S.Chatrath;

"Railways - 'easy to clean' versus 'actually cleaned' blankets" - by K.J.S.Chatrath

'Papa, Pappu & railway blankets' by K.J.S.Chatrath

'Indian Railway's Wordsmith (Slogan writer) chugs ahead of all others' by K.J.S.Chatrath

'Bring prices down now- Speeding up of trains & improving railway stations with foreign assistance can wait' by K.J.S.Chatrath

'These anaap-shnaap (skewed) priorities...'by K.J.S.Chatrath;

Chandigarh railway station to be made of world airports standards- news....totally skewed priority;
India's fastest train completes final test run in record time (ET)- Misplaced priority by K.J.S.Chatrath;

'Pappu, Papa and insects in Shatabadi food' by K.J.S.Chatrath

'Shatabadi going down the hill' by K J S Chatath ;

One hopes that with a new Chairman of the Railway Board taking over, things would improve, and improve soon…  

Monday, August 21, 2017

The other viewpoint

While there are very many in the country who have all praise for our Hon'ble Prime Minister Mr. Modi, there are also some like Mr. Prem Shankar Jha who see it differently. Take a look at what Mr. Jha has to say and form your own opinion.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

'Homestay in Himachal/Uttrakhand sans dogs or cats'....K.J.S.Chatrath

Can anyone please suggest an easily accessible homestay in Himachal or Uttrakhand where the owners do not keep dogs or cats......

Thursday, August 17, 2017

'Wax model of Madhubala - We are not amused Madam Tussaud'- by K.J.S.Chatrath

The scene above recreated by MadameTussaud's can only be termed as loud, kitschy and lacking in taste.


   The teeth of this wax statue have a pronounced outward thrust, quite different from the real ones as seen in the photo from Mughal-E-Azam below.

                                                       Photo of the goddess from the film Mughal-E-Azam.

No, we are not amused Madam Tussaud!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

'Today's inspirational slogans' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

Hon'ble Prime Minister has enthused all Indians by exorting  "Karenge aur kar ke rahenge" (करेंगे और कर के रहेंगे) 

Haryana Government too has come out with a mood brightening slogan  "Gazab Asar, Tez Raftar, Kathni Karni Ekay Saar" (गज़ब असर, तेज़ रफ़्तार, कथनी करनी एके सार)

Sunday, August 6, 2017

'Oh these inspirational quotes! Bah!' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

I am sick of finding Facebook full of "inspirational " quotes, more often then not from little known C class American authors just playing with words.

Do these quotes show that person posting these is a great intellectual?  Well...well....

I am seriously thinking of un-friending all those who put inspirational quotes.....

What sayeth thou?

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

'Mr. Arun Shourie interviewed by Mr. Shekhar Gupta'

Did you see Mr. Arun Shourie interviewed by Mr. Shekhar Gupta on NDTV two days back?

Absolutely devastating.