Skip to main content

A,B,C of Jihad for Children

'Bay' (B) for Bundooq (gun), 'Jeem' for Jihad, 'Khay' for Khanjar (knife), 'Tay' for Takrao (collision), 'Zal' for Zunoob(sins)
A  primer for the Urdu alphabet prepared by Rawalpindi (Pakistan)-based Iqra Publishers promotes the ideology of Jihad and terror. The text, though not official, is being used in both schools and madrasas linked to Islamist political party Jamiat-Ulema-e-Islam
- Hindustan Times, March 8, 2009

Bay looked cool, rest of it - Jihad, Knife, WTC of 9/11 - all usual but it was Zal that really got me interested. Sins include: Kite flying, Television(especially one with dish and VCR), Music (here represented by Guitar, Harmonium and Tabla), Alcohol (expected, but those bottles have to be wine since right next to them are the wine glasses), hindu game of Chess and the evil game of Carrom.

It all makes perfect sense. Imagine a bunch of guys sitting around having drinks, playing games, watching movies, singing stupid songs, having so called 'fun', naturally a brawl breaks out - a difference of ideas about one's choice of favorite artist, player, actor or something equally stupid, then some person brings out a knife, soon it's a full war and then some one has to bring out a gun. What a waste!
Now that's a positive lesson for children.

Comments

  1. Vinayak, gr0w up. Dude. .it is ko0l 4 u 2 write such crap in d safe haven of india. .cum 2 ur own m0therland hav ballz n then write dis

    ReplyDelete
  2. Anony 218.248.65.92 from Chandigarh.

    Isn't Internet great! I just checked your Adult search query about Kashmir that got you to my blog post about old photographs of Kashmir. I hope you are older than 18 year to be looking for such stuff on internet. And i think you have serious issues if you are spending too much time on smut and then sermonizing other people in an anonymous holier than thou mode.

    ReplyDelete
  3. good work done Vinayak!!!!
    it's a public service and a national duty also to expose these people and their "jihadist" mindset!!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

I always like to hear back :)
However, irrelevant comments and irrelevant links will not be published. Needless to say, same goes for abusive comment and spam. Leaving back links related to the topic is encouraged. I know it can be tempting but try not to leave your email ids, phone nos and CVs in the comment.

Popular posts from this blog

Famous Old Faces of Doordarshan

Some people recall the faces and some people recall the names. Here are images of some of the famous readers and presenters of Doordarshan down the years. If you recognize any of them, leave a comment.
[Update 1: Most of the faces now have names thanks to helpful comments by olio-gallimaufry]
[Update 2: Included image of one of the earliest presenters, Gopal Kaul. Send in generously from personal collection by son, Ashutosh Kaul. Sept, 2010.]
[Major Update 3: Got a tip-off about a documentary about the famous faces of Doordarshan from the makersof“The Golden Trail , DD@50 :Special feature on Golden Jubilee of Doordarshan” from which these caps were taken. I managed to catch the incredible documentary and am adding some more faces/name and part of the docu here. New ones can be found after the image of Narotam Puri. 30th Oct, 2010]

 Pratima Puri. Believed to be the first Doordarshan reader.

Indian Cigarette Vintage Ads

He put a cigarette in his mouth and, as a matter of silent routine, offered one to Gwyn, who said ‘No thanks.”Richard looked at him.”I packed it in.”"You what?”"I stopped. Three days ago. Cold. That’s it. You just make the life choice.”

Richard looked up and inhaled needfully. He gazed at his cigarette. He didn’t really want to smoke it. He wanted to eat it. Almost the only thing that he still liked about Gwyn was that he still smoked…Paradoxically, he no longer wanted to give up smoking: what he wanted to do was take up smoking. Not so much to fill the little gaps between cigarettes with cigarettes (there wouldn’t be time, anyway) or to smoke two cigarettes at once. It was more that he felt the desire to smoke a cigarette even when he was smoking a cigarette. The need was and wasn’t being met…

While it would always be true and fair to say that Richard felt like a cigarette, it would now be doubly true and fair to say it. He felt like a cigarette. And he felt like a cigaret…

Kishore Kumar, Yodel-ay-ee-oooo Songs, A List

*Updated with corrections pointed out by Bart Plantenga, author of some incredible book on Yodeling including Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: The Secret History of Yodeling Around the World.

-0-

Kishore Kumar's brother Anoop Kumar, who we basically know for the line 'O manu tera toh hua ab mera kya hoga', used to own lots of Austrian music records. And from these records, Kishore Kumar picked up the art of Yodel singing, an art perfected in bathroom and then introduced by him to the world of Hindi film music. According to his biography 'Kishore Kumar: method in madness‎ ' by Derek Bose, "Kishore was a fan of the Swiss singer Tex Norton [* Tex Morton, an Australian cowboy born in New Zealand who sang  in the gene autry / Jimmie Rodgers style] and the Australian Jimmy Rogers [*Jimmie Rodgers, perhaps the most American and one of the most famous yodelers in the world, famous for his blue yodels] as well."

Although most of these songs by Kishore Kumar are thought to be '…