Delhi blast hero saved dozens, battles for life

Blogged on 02-Nov-05 01:31:56 pm in News -- Viewed by : Fans

Reproducing here a news article from Kerala.com. The article has been written by Palash Kumar through Reuters.

I request bloggers to publish a link in their spaces. Kuldip Singh's bravery should be made known around the world. A fitting expression to mark our disgust at the cowards who go under the guise of terrorists and kill innoicent people.

Let the blogsphere as a community pray for the speedy recovery of Kuldip.

Her husband, now fighting for his life, is one of the heroes of Delhi's horrific bomb attacks which struck at the heart of the nation on the eve a week of religious festivals. But 24-year-old Nigam, swollen and ready to give birth to their first child in weeks, wants only one thing.

"I don't have the strength to see him," she said, waiting outside the hospital room where her husband, Kuldip Singh, lies critically wounded after helping save dozens of passengers travelling in his bus on Saturday. If he lives at all, Singh, a 28-year-old low-paid driver, may never see or hear his child. Doctors are fighting to save his sight and his hearings. His right arm does not move. Singh's face took the full force of a bomb planted on his overcrowded bus, packed with almost 100 people, as he hurled it away after evacuating his passengers.

"I don't want any rewards ... I hope they give him back his eyesight," Nigam said. A. Majumdar, chairman of the Delhi Transport Commission which employed Singh, told Reuters there were 80 to 90 people in the bus. "Dozens would have died if he and the conductor had not acted in time." On Saturday, the last big shopping day before Diwali and Eid al-Fitr, a passenger spotted an abandoned leather bag as the bus pulled out of a stop.

"The conductor of the bus immediately ordered the driver to pull over and both of them asked the passengers to leave," said Majumdar. "After the vehicle was emptied, the driver picked up the bag. But as soon as he noticed some wires, he threw it and the bag exploded in his face. He bore the full impact." NATIONAL HEROES

The conductor and six passengers received minor injuries, but no one was killed. About the same time, two other bombs ripped through busy Delhi markets packed with shoppers and holidaymakers, killed 59 and horribly injuring many more. Had the bomb exploded on the gas-powered bus, the toll could have been horrific, said an corporation worker. "Our buses have about half a dozen cylinders of compressed natural gas. It would have blown up like a huge bomb. Apart from the passengers, many people would have died on the road.

"Both men are national heroes." The Delhi government on Monday announced a reward of 200,000 rupees for each of the men, who may also win a bravery award. But for Nigam, who has only seen the bandaged, burnt face of Kuldip through the small glass window on his door, the money means nothing. "It will never be the same again," she says. "I hope he can see and hear again.

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Google - The Attitude is Universal - Update

Blogged on 30-Oct-05 12:00:00 am in DrainBrain -- Viewed by : Fans

Mail deleted without being read by Stephen Langdon. The mail was sent on Sept 4th and deleted on Oct 30th 8|

Your message

To: dfrost@google.com; david@google.com; eileen@google.com;
slangdon@google.com
Cc: rajasekhar@google.com
Subject: FW: Not read: An attitude problem or just wot?
Sent: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 02:51:33 -0700

was deleted without being read on Sun, 30 Oct 2005 01:27:15 -0700

I had forwarded my complaints to Eileen Rodriguez, the Consumer PR at Google HQ on August 2nd and August 4th . Today (exactly a month later), I receive a response from her ID.

Your message

To: dfrost@google.com; david@google.com; eileen@google.com;
slangdon@google.com
Subject: Google India: An attitude problem or just wot? - Resending
Sent: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 06:14:34 -0700

was deleted without being read on Sun, 4 Sep 2005 01:26:29 -0700

Your message

To: dfrost@google.com; david@google.com; eileen@google.com;
slangdon@google.com
Cc: rajasekhar@google.com
Subject: An attitude problem or just wot?
Sent: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 14:13:48 -0700

was deleted without being read on Sun, 4 Sep 2005 01:26:58 -0700

No wonder Bangalore and Hyderabad offices of Google are acting so funny. When the Consumer PR deletes mails without reading them, that sure is INDIFFERENCE. Way to go, Google....

The $91 Billion Banter

Blogged on 29-Oct-05 12:54:23 am in News, DrainBrain -- Viewed by : Fans

I found an interesting post in Joslin's Blog about the discussion in Fortune between the two richest men in the world, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.

Interviewed together by senior editor Daniel Roth, the piece makes a terrific read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Gates and Buffett—friends who just happen to be the two richest men in the world, worth $51 billion and $40 billion, respectively share some insights into philanthrophy, stockmarket etc.

Here's the link to the Online version of the Fortune Interview .

The Recent IIPM - Blogsphere Tamasha

Blogged on 18-Oct-05 01:51:31 am in Background, DrainBrain -- Viewed by : Fans

At last, some voices are heard which say "Enough of this IIPM-Rashmi-the IBM resigned dude blogging Mania" .

Hey folks, pls get back to your regular styles and post the stuff that makes BlogSurfing enjoyable. Enough of arachufying the same maavu...

I stopped surfing blogs for a week now; folks were just charged up and blogging support, hate or sentimental crap.

I think I'll give up on SEO techniques and try something like this to popularise my blog amd myself. I'll soon post about the travelling sexologits and publish a photo of their fake degrees and ads. These guys will threaten to sue me or worse burn my dick and I'll post that too and then through some emails let it be known that I'm being victimised and my freedom of speech is being questioned. And the blogging community in one movement will rise against these fake sexologits and the world will say "Head to Don's blog. He's taken on these dudes all alone. He needs support. He has told us what we didn't know all these days". Great !!!

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Shobha Warrier on Chennai - Brainless article on Rediff

Blogged on 08-Oct-05 04:25:31 pm in DrainBrain -- Viewed by : Fans

I just read this by Shobha Warrier on Rediff.com

What a crazy way to potray a great city. :crazy:

Shobha Warrier has stooped to a level that's worse than the moral policing crowd here. Her article is written without any analysis or going into the facts of what happened after that. She looks like the kinda of person who just reads her own writings and not that of others. Cos if she had she would have seen the large section of Chennai folks writing out strongly against Dinamalar and the action from the cops. Even The Hindu came out strogly in its Editorial. She probably is not aware of blogs, cos the No of Blog posts, which protested against the moral copping, were more than what she would have wriiten as a Guest Columnist in her lifetime.

Does this woman who talks about Bharatanatyam with a tinge of ridicule know that Chennai has produced some of the best Indian classical dancers?

Does this great columnist who derides college atmosphere in Chennai know that 5 among the top 10 Indian colleges are from here?

This attention seeker who seems to think that Chennaites dont talk about sex, AIDS etc know that we started the 1st AIDS Ad in the country and featured condoms on hoardings across the state?

Does this liberated journalist know that the Entertainment Corridor in Chennai is the same length of the IT corridor and that there is no other city in India which has as many resorts in one place as the ECR?

Do you know that Chennai has the lowest crime-rate and least law & order issues as compared to other metros?

Ma'am, stop ridiculing your own countrymen first. Grow up ! If you think that being hep is writing stupid articles like this, you got it wrong. If you want to contribute, get yout facts straight and do a level-headed write-up.

Lemme repeat, you have stooped lower than the reporters of Dinmalar who by their stupidity have only invaded the privacy of a few people. On the contrary, you have tried to shed bad light on an entire city that's far ahead of other cities in India, by generalising some one-off acts.

Stop writing crap.... :crazy:

On the whole, only a site like Rediff, which has a dearth for content would publish trash like what you have written.

Lemme repeat, we are grown-ups here trying to behave like kids to have a goodtime, only you seem to be acting like a pathetic little kid who wants to ape the grown-ups.

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I've sent a strong letter to Rediff Feedback(ajit_balakrishnan@rediff.co.in) and marked a copy to their Corporate Communication Head - Debasis Ghosh,(investor@rediff.co.in) saying that Chennai bloggers will start an online campaign against Rediff if they dont publish an apology from Ms. Warrier. Pls join the mailing campaign. Thanks...

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