Raj Kumar Academy Lucknow India

Same building a little earlier than the gorgeous blue bef it turned dark and the lights came on

the photographer shot by her students who were also sunset shooting up on the school terrace that monsoon day

The Temple lights come on and it looks like flames amidst the buildings in light of the setting sun

The Tao of Waiting

There is no doubt, just delay and long days of waiting. Days rolling into months that I know now would soon be a year – another year – of waiting.

In a series of scores of others but not like this one. This year is different, in this one there is smell of rain. But no respite.

The path lay hidden under futile efforts, attractive options that I know would detract. To be hacked clear of obstacles with the machete of thought, difficult decisions.

There is fear.  Fear is the familiar constant.

I let it flow, through me,  like the water I must drink. I let visions and wishfilled thoughts that would one day transform today’s reality, play, out in the sun.

I smear words, thoughts, wishes, dreams, desires of the burning, now restless, but not impatient heart, on the walls of chatrooms, hollows, dark cavernous, crowded, unknown, strange human minds.

For, if you can see them, you can find a way to hold ’em; if you can hold them, you can feed ’em, if you can feed them, they shall live and if they live, you can hope for them to thrive and if they thrive, I can cover the one hundred thousand miles.

Where I shall walk a few years hence is now a visible street, four walled spaces, lined with sound of distant voices, strange and cold.

The signs, though, are not always easily readable. But I see them – now – all the time. People, ideas, chances come together in curious synchronicity.

If wishes were horses we would still need the plane: through the pathless way, to a gateless gate, in and out of a life I have lived so far.

Vast spaces, a little girl running to meet the sky and the earth, a wedding, a funeral, at the finishing line where life holds court and, wishes grant.
She laid her back down on the grass, her gaze locked in the blue space above, she scanned the storm clouds – thunder or rain? Figure, plans executed or pain?


Wonderful Bichitra Human Mind


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the wonder of the human mind is that it fills in what is missing, weaves in the dreams of a group, touches up inanimate objects with the color of love and longing – isn’t that magic? Continue reading

Voldemort is No More: What Would the US Do Now?

mentor-osamaSheik Abdul Majid al-Zindani

Voldemort was once a sensitive child and one of the brightest of Professor Dumbledore’s students. Then one day things changed. The Dark Lord inflicted a reign of terror in the hearts of Potterland.

But Voldemort is dead.

The deft actions of the Navy Seal of the United States of America has put an end to the days of the dark lord. Osama Bin Laden is no more.

There is jubilation all over America and people had gathered in droves at Ground Zero to celebrate.

But ‘now what’ in Potterland? Is the world’s largest, most powerful nation (militarily?) going to turn its back on the Mecca of Terror and concentrate on economic development back home and invest in philanthropy?

Well, from the fact that no one in the corridors of the White House is seen grinning yet, not even the President of the United States under whose leadership this historic event transpired, it is clear that that is unlikely.

The White House is keenly aware that this is only the end of one Act in this ten year old play that is still ongoing and that there is still no sign of closure or n even the end.

American citizens around the world has been alerted to take care. Osama is gone but we haven’t got Al Qaeda yet. International experts confirmed the justification of this anxiety.

For those who are aware they know fully well that Al Qaeda is not just one organization or even one unit. It has over the years become the world union of all Islamist Jihadis all over the world, from Africa to Asia, with bases and operations spanning five continents.

An eye surgeon by profession Ayman alJawahiri has his own hawk eyes trained on the world events and patiently awaits his turn at Leadership. He is an university blue, trained in tactics and even more dangerous and ruthless than Osama.

He, unlike Osama, would not target the military but attempt to beat the enemy at the dinner table – Economic warfare.

As it is, the United States of America, the world’s richest country has been struggling with its domestic problems for the last three years, with its national debt running into multi-trillions now. Large chunks of US economic deficit is due to the additional and growing military expenses to cope with feeding and managing American troops stationed in scores of warfronts in Africa, Middle East, Far East, Pakistan, Afghanistan …

He would aim to increase tension to engage the US troops further and deeper. Jawahiri would use their best friend Taliban in Afghanistan and Iraq. Al Qaeda think-tank Abu Yahya al-Libi would keep the pot roasting in Libya. Colonel Gaddafi is his special friend and the Colonel is already very angry with the US. They have killed his son. They have killed his grandson! These are very serious injuries for any man.

Eventually, the American economy would begin to flounder and the nation become vulnerable and that would be the moment of the Islamist Independence Day sun to rise most likely.


Did Pakistan Benefit From Osama Bin Laden’s Capture and Death?

Outside of all this, the Pakistani question looms over everyone’s head. With the “goras” winning their quarry this time, Pakistan killed quite a few birds with one stone.

a)      Its relation with the US increasingly became strained because of the kidnappings and killings of the US diplomats in Pakistani Pakistan’s position was very difficult – on the one hand it had to keep the Us content and on the other manage its own militant agenda. Now that the Americans got what they wanted, Pakistan gets to iron out the differences a bit and prove to the US that it is with them in the war against terror: issue based support in changed circumstances.

b)      By declaring the cutting off of supplies it used the situation to play out to its own people.

c)      Pakistan wanted  Al Jawahiri in the fore front for a long time but could not with the ailing Osama still alive and did not want to bloody their hands with the sin of removing Osama themselves. Now with him conveniently out of the way – their problems are solved.


US After the end of Bin Laden: Is the War on Terror Over?

For the Obama government, it was necessary to show the world that they are capable of walking the talk and with the burial of Osama in the deep seas Obama managed to bury the Husseini issue as well.

However, to ensure another term at the White House it would be necessary to keep Frankestein happy. So, it is likely that the United States of America would come to an understanding with the Pakistani government and continue their homage at the shrine of the Mecca of Terror. Pakistan knows this. Give and take. The day their interests clash, the claws and teeth would be bared, feathers fly, and the chips would fall where they may.

The end of Osama Bin Laden is a historic event but in no way the end of the history of Islamist militancy. The reign of terror and wars would continue.  Action-reaction in keeping with Newton’s third Law of motion would continue as once this team would win and another time that one.

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The rift between the America and the Islamist world is now complete and is unlikely to ever mend.

What Does the Capture and Death of Bin Laden Mean for the world?

The war on terror now would probably never end for either side.

Whenever Pakistan feels threatened, the ISI would use the Taliban and Al Qaeda against the US and soon Jawahiri would declare war against the US as Jihad or the Holy War and America would seek his head.

Today as I sat and watched the British Queen place a wreath at the Irish Garden of Remembrance, and their national anthem played and I watched their faces, I dreamed that someday, India and Pakistan be standing at Rajghat,  paying homage to the man both nations revere as Bapu. I hope and pray that someday, at Obamaland someone would have a brain wave and remember Gandhi (and Martin Luther).  An eye for an eye never does end wars and if you want to see change around you, be the change yourself is what he had said.


An Incomplete Post on Justin Beiber

I close my eyes and pray….

Research next time b4 making a lame attempt at hating


Justin Bieber’s debut EP, My World (RBMG/Island Def Jam), released in November 2009, broke Billboard records and went platinum within two months.

He didn’t grow up rich: “My mom and dad split up when I was very young. So I was with my mom. I didn’t have a lot of money, but I didn’t know that. Being young I had everything I wanted. I played sports. I had clothes. But now … being in [the] position that I am now … I’m so blessed.”

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Justin Beiber Performs for President Obama: “It’s the only time I’ve ever been nervous to perform,” Bieber says of playing for the Obamas during the holidays in Washington, D.C.

Bieber’s new album, My World 2.0, features contributions by Ludacris, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, and The Dream. The songs  are  “mostly about girls, again,” the boy wonder says. “I want them to hear my music and wanna play it again because it made their hearts feel good.”

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 Justin was a street performer when he was only 13-years-old! He used to perform in front of the theatre in Stratford, Ontario, Canada where its rumored that his mom was acting in a play.


Justin Bieber, 16, gets houseful shows at Madison Square Garden, the squealing twitter generation thinks he is the next Pop Prince of the century.


Beiber’s view on sex: “I don’t think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them,” Bieber says. When asked if he believes in abstinence until marriage, Bieber – who is reportedly dating fellow teen star Selena Gomez – seems wary: “I think you should just wait for the person you’re…in love with.”

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His opinion on abortion: “I really don’t believe in abortion,” Bieber says. “It’s like killing a baby.” How about in cases of rape? “Um. Well, I think that’s really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don’t know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.”


His views on American healthcare:  “We go to the doctor and we don’t need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you’re broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard’s baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby’s premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home.”

Canadian-born Bieber never plans on becoming an American citizen: “You guys are evil,” he jokes.


Beiber’s celeb crush: his childhood bedroom walls were plastered with posters of Beyoncé:  “I’ve been totally in love with her since I was seven. She kinda broke my heart when she married Jay-Z,”. “I met her at the VMAs,” Justin says. “I went up to her, said ‘I love your music,’ and she said, ‘Aw, you’re so cute.’ She’s gorgeous!”


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That is a link to a Justin interview when he is in form and cheerful.
Justin Beiber: Some Fun Facts
1. Justin Bieber is homeschooled, his tutor travels with him
2. The teen idol has a fear of escalators (he is claustrophobic )
3. Justin doesn’t like chocolate, but he wouldn’t refuse Twix
4. Justin Bieber can solve a rubix cube in under a minute
5. He is left handed
6. Everybody knows Justin is multitalented, moreover he taught himself how to play the Trumpet, Guitar, Piano and Drums
7. His first kiss was when he was 13 at a school dance
8. The super cute young singer wants to get married on February
9. Justin’s favorite candy is Sour Patch Kids
10. His mom and dad divorced when he was young
11. Justin Bieber’s hair was sold on eBay for $40,000.

Beiber actually has a “swagger coach”

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Justin Beiber: Biofacts
  • Full name: Justin Drew Bieber (pronounced “Be-bur.”)
  • Height: 5′ 6
  • D.O.B: March 1, 1994 (17 years old)
  • Lives: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Favorite color: Purple
  • Favorite number: 6
  • Siblings: Half sister named Jazmyn and a half brother named Jaxon
  • From: Stratford, Ontario, Canada
  • Plays: He taught himself how to play the Trumpet, Guitar, Piano and Drums
  • Languages: He can speak fluent French and count to ten in German
  • Friends: His 5 best friends are Ryan Butler, Chaz Somers, and Christian Beadles who he considers his “little brother.”
  • Shoes: He is size 7 1/2
  • Sports: He enjoys hockey, basketball, soccer, and skateboarding.
  • Dislikes: Blink-Blink (aka Bling) and Uggs
  • Other: He likes sneakers, hoodies, and flat-billed caps. He was discovered by Scott “Scooter” Braun. Usher bought him a range rover for his 16th birthday, he has his license. His album “My World 2.0” topped the charts at No.1 in the U.S.A.
  • Favorite Food: Spaghetti Bolognese, grandma makes the best
  • Favorite Cereal: Captain Crunch
  • Favorite Candy: Sour Patch Kids
  • Favorite Drink: Vitamin Water
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Youtube Account: Kidrauhl
  • Favorite Toothpaste: Colgate (brushes his teeth in shower)
  • Favorite Movie: Rocky Series
  • Computer Type: Prefers Mac over PC
  • Favorite Slang Word: “shawty”
  • GPA: 4.0
  • What he likes in a girl: A good smile and pretty eyes and a great personality, and a sense of humor.
  • Best Subject: English
  • Favorite Chocolate Bar: Twix, but yet doesn’t like chocolate. Also Sour Patch Kids

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  • Mom’s Name: Pattie Mallette
  • Dad’s Name: Jeremy Bieber
  • Favorite Shoe Brand: Supra
  • Favorite Romantic Movie: The Notebook
  • Dominate Hand: Left
  • Pet Peeves: Uggs and big sunglasses and too much makeup he likes natural beauty on girls.
  • Girl Facts: He likes girls that can make him laugh, that are athletic
  • If he looks at you and smiles that means he thinks your pretty
  • He thinks brunettes are pretty
  • He likes girls with a good personality and are not judgmental
  • He likes girls that have pretty names and dark brown hair. He likes girls who have brown eyes, but it really doesn’t matter. Personality is key to winning is heart.
  • Dating: He’s only dated one blonde in his life. The other TWO were brunettes. So Justin prefers brunettes, but also will date blondes.
  • Favorite Things: He loves girls. Cute catchy names like Alyssa, Jasmine, Caitlin, Erica, Kelly, and Samantha are some name’s he likes. But if you make him happy, he’ll love you no matter what. He also likes girls who have a good sense of humor and someone who he can just hang out with and never get bored or run out of things to talk about.

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  • Justin Bieber loves Tim Horton’s, a coffee and doughnut shop in Canada. Tim Horton’s also has some shops in a few American cities close to the Canadian border—try the Boston Cream!
  • Justin Bieber wasn’t a big fan of his People magazine cover. When the issue came out he tweeted “Dear @peoplemag covershoot, next time I laugh real crazy warn me u r still taking pics…still appreciate u but let’s get on the same page.” A little bit later, Justin relaxed a bit and tweeted, “I look crazy as heck on the cover but if u cant laugh at yourself u aint havin fun.
  • Justin’s first non-celeb crush happened when he was 13 years old. “It was one of those little crushes you have when you’re younger,” Justin says. But how did it work out? “I asked her out and she said no.”
The Huffington Post, had to amend its post making fun of Bieber when it found an interview the singer did in Germany way back in August, in which he talks about his German great-grandfather and even counts to ten in the language.

Bieber mentions that interview on Twitter, saying “I count in GERMAN and translate my own name. Guess I know what German is. Guess home schooling is working out. Do your research next time b4 making a lame attempt at hating on a 16 year old.”


So what exactly is Bieber’s ideal world? “I want my world to be fun. No parents, no rules, no nothing. Like, no one can stop me,” he says, and then repeats it.  “No one can stop me.”