Life would be so boring if people did not have past or a spicy past. Aroosa Alam is a journalist from Pakistan who specializes in Defence matter but her last scoop was in 1997. She is also mother of a pop star Fakhre Alam. This is what Telegraph India has to tell about Aroosa:
“Aroosa had a way with men; and having lived in Islamabad, she had come to know quite a few men of power. So in the Eighties she launched on a career: she would write up stories she had learnt from her friends in the government, mostly army generals, and splash them in newspapers. She started in The Muslim, and later on graduated to Pakistan Observer.
One of her most sensational stories related to Brigadier Andrew Durcan of Gordon Highlanders, nicknamed Tartan Barrel on account of his girth, who was military attaché in the British high commission in Islamabad till two years ago. She revealed, without naming any names, that he was intimate with a woman in the Institute of Strategic Studies, and that they had been meeting in Islamabad and England. She was not very explicit about who was spying on whom. But the director of the Institute issued vehement denials, which gave the story even more publicity, and the British government recalled Durcan for having had an improper relationship.
Soon after that, the earthquake struck in October, 2005. Islamabad is a low-rise city built in the past forty years, so it was not damaged. But it had one high-rise building, Margala Tower. It collapsed, and with it went a flat Aroosa had bought there. Luckily, she was not living there, so she survived.
A brand-new format called 3TC (three-team cricket).
The biggest names in South African cricket circuit took to the field for an exhibition match in Centurion on July 18 with one interesting feature – three teams will lock horns in one 36-over match in what will be a never-before-seen format in the gentlemen’s game.
Could you watch it? I missed and still searching you tube link to watch it. Please share if you have link?
The event has been named as ‘Solidarity Cup’ and is similar to WWE’s triple-threat match. AB de Villiers, Kagiso Rabada and Quinton de Kock have been named as the captains of the three participating teams with a unique set of rules set to enthral the cricket lovers.
Three teams in one match:
When being liberal becomes illiberal.
This was my answer to the question: “Is tik tok destroying Indian culture?”
What is the culture?
If 9 people out of 10 do something stupid, then stupidness is the culture. Banning this or that is talibani attitude.
Why watch tiktok or install it at all. I haven’t watched it’s full advertisement on you tube even once. If you are watching it to the last, then you like it and it is your culture.
Problem is hypocrisy. You are moved by whatever is out there and having no control over your self, yet with an holier than thou attitude demand banning this or that.
No two human beings have equal taste or mind. May be some people enjoy prurient content. So be it. Why judge other people?
Having said that, I would like to disable it’s forced advertisement on me. If banning is bad so is forcing it through advertisement.
As regards the culture, please note that the zeal to maintain it led to 800 years of servitude of India as a nation. Those in power, thought they could impose culture with the help of barbarians. A contradiction of terms.
Why it has been collapsed by Quora?
It doesn’t matter. What is interesting is advocating free speech is against Quora policy. So being liberal is not being liberal. It is a strange time in which champagne socialist run social media and help muzzle free speech talking anything even remotely Chinese.
Though I had missed one point in above answer. Graphic depiction of violence and promotion of criminal act on tik tok is abetment of offence and is against the laws of India. It moderators do not bar such content from tik tok, it has to be banned for promoting crime.
Merry Christmas 2019.
Little busy with my menuscript Intend to release the book in first week of January 2020.
Seasons greetings. Happy Holidays. See you around.
My greetings to all on 71st Independence Day 2017.
India is going through a Renaissance of a kind. A heated debate is going on on various subjects which were a kind of taboo as Main Stream Media (MSM) chose to ignore it. The result was that MSM not only lost TRP but also it’s status of fourth estate. Real debate shifted to the new fourth estate social media. News papers are now reporting what is already on facebook or twitter. Occasionally blogs also found mentioned.
For one section of society Nationalism is now hyper-nationalism for another it means a sectional agenda. Therefore it would be better to step back and reconsider.
What is right amount of nationalism?
Once a philosopher said rather wrote: