You Sang To Me

I just wanted you to comfort me
When I called you late last night you see
I was fallin’ into love
Yes, I was crashin’ into love
Oh of all the words you sang to me
About life, the truth and being free, yeah
You sang to me, oh how you sang to me

Girl, I live off how you make me feel
So I question all this being real
‘Cause I’m not afraid to love
For the first time I’m not afraid of love

Oh, this day seems made for you and me
And you showed me what life needs to be
Yeah, you sang to me, oh you sang to me

All the while you were in front of me I never realized
I just can’t believe I didn’t see it in your eyes
I didn’t see it, I can’t believe it
Oh but I feel it
When you sing to me
How I long to hear you sing beneath the clear blue skies
And I promise you this time I’ll see it in your eyes
I didn’t see it, I can’t believe it
Oh but I feel it
When you sing to me

Just to think you live inside of me
I had no idea how this could be
Now I’m crazy for your love
Can’t believe I’m crazy for your love
The words you said you sang to me
And you showed me where I wanna be
you sang to me, oh you sang to me

All the while you were in front of me I never realized
I just can’t believe I didn’t see it in your eyes
I didn’t see it, I can’t believe it
Oh but I feel it
When you sing to me
How I long to hear you sing beneath the clear blue skies
And I promise you this time I’ll see it in your eyes
I didn’t see it, I can’t believe it
Oh but I feel it
When you sing to me

All the while you were in front of me I never realized
I just can’t believe I didn’t see it in your eyes
I didn’t see it, I can’t believe it
Oh but I feel it
When you sing to me
How I long to hear you sing beneath the clear blue skies
And I promise you this time I’ll see it in your eyes
I didn’t see it, I can’t believe it
Oh but I feel it
When you sing to me

All the while you were in front of me I never realized
I just can’t believe I didn’t see it in your eyes
I didn’t see it, I can’t believe it
Oh but I feel it
When you sing to me
How I long to hear you sing beneath the clear blue skies
And I promise you this time I’ll see it in your eyes
I didn’t see it, I can’t believe it
Oh but I feel it

She Is Always A Women To Me

She can kill with a smile
She can wound with her eyes
She can ruin your faith with her casual lies
And she only reveals what she wants you to see
She hides like a child,
But she’s always a woman to me

She can lead you to love
She can take you or leave you
She can ask for the truth
But she’ll never believe you
And she’ll take what you give her, as long as it’s free
Yeah, she steals like a thief
But she’s always a woman to me

Oh–she takes care of herself
She can wait if she wants
She’s ahead of her time
Oh–and she never gives out
And she never gives in
She just changes her mind

And she’ll promise you more
Than the Garden of Eden
Then she’ll carelessly cut you
And laugh while you’re bleedin’
But she’ll bring out the best
And the worst you can be
Blame it all on yourself
Cause she’s always a woman to me

Oh–she takes care of herself
She can wait if she wants
She’s ahead of her time
Oh–and she never gives out
And she never gives in
She just changes her mind

She is frequently kind
And she’s suddenly cruel
She can do as she pleases
She’s nobody’s fool
And she can’t be convicted
She’s earned her degree
And the most she will do
Is throw shadows at you
But she’s always a woman to me

Vienna Waits For You

Slow down, you crazy child
you’re so ambitious for a juvenile
But then if you’re so smart, tell me
Why are you still so afraid?

Where’s the fire, what’s the hurry about?
You’d better cool it off before you burn it out
You’ve got so much to do and
Only so many hours in a day

But you know that when the truth is told..
That you can get what you want or you get old
You’re gonna kick off before you even
Get halfway through
When will you realize, Vienna waits for you?

Slow down, you’re doing fine
You can’t be everything you want to be
Before your time
Although it’s so romantic on the borderline tonight
Tonight,…
Too bad but it’s the life you lead
you’re so ahead of yourself that you forgot what you need
Though you can see when you’re wrong, you know
You can’t always see when you’re right. you’re right

You’ve got your passion, you’ve got your pride
but don’t you know that only fools are satisfied?
Dream on, but don’t imagine they’ll all come true
When will you realize, Vienna waits for you?

Slow down, you crazy child
and take the phone off the hook and disappear for awhile
it’s all right, you can afford to lose a day or two
When will you realize,..Vienna waits for you?
And you know that when the truth is told
that you can get what you want or you can just get old
You’re gonna kick off before you even get half through
Why don’t you realize,. Vienna waits for you
When will you realize, Vienna waits for you?

Desire To Revenge

“Last night I had a revelation, Somehow I have to make you pay, It’s all about manipulation, And what it takes to get my way

I don’t believe in soft solutions, No one makes a fool of me, Without receiving retribution, No one hurts me and goes free I’ll play on your fears, I’ll leave you in tears, You’ll never be the same, my friend, You’re walking a line, it’s a matter of time , You’ll never rest easy again, I’ve got the power to bring you down, I’ve heard it said, to err is human, It’s forgiveness that’s divine, I thought about forgiving you, but, I want revenge, I want what’s mine, I think it’s time to settle scores now, It’s time to set the record straight , You’ll know it’s coming, you won’t know how, Or when, you’ll have to watch and wait, I’ll play on your fears, I’ll leave you in tears, You’ll never be the same, my friend, You’re walking a line, it’s a matter of time, You’ll never rest easy again, I’ve got the power to bring you down, You know, it feels intoxicating, To be intimidating, It’s invigorating, To see you shaking, I’ve got the power to bring you down You know something, you see it coming,

You know I will stop at nothing.”

The Silent Love

From the very Beginning, the girl’s family objected strongly
on her dating this guy. Saying that it has got to do with family
background & that the girl will have to suffer for the rest of her life
if she were to be with him.

Due to family’s pressure, the couple quarrel very often. Though the
girl love the guy deeply, but she always ask him: “How deep is your
love for me?”

As the guy is not good with his words, this often cause the girl to be
very upset. With that & the family’s pressure, the girl often vent her
anger on him. As for him, he only endure it in silence.

After a couple of years, the guy finally graduated & decided to further
his studies in overseas. Before leaving, he proposed to the girl: “I’m
not very good with words. But all I know is that I love you. If you allow
me, I will take care of you for the rest of my life. As for your family,
I’ll try my best to talk them round. Will you marry me?”

The girl agreed, & with the guy’s determination, the family finally gave
in & agreed to let them get married. So before he leave, they got
engaged.

The girl went out to the working society, whereas the guy was overseas,
continuing his studies. They sent their love through emails & phone calls.
Though it’s hard, but both never thought of giving up.

One day, while the girl was on her way to work, she was knocked
down by a car that lost control. When she woke up, she saw her
parents beside her bed. She realised that she was badly injured.
Seeing her mum crying, she wanted to comfort her. But she realized
that all that could come out of her mouth was just a sigh. She has lost
her voice……

The doctors says that the impact on her brain has caused her to lose
her voice. Listening to her parents’ comfort, but with nothing coming
out from her, she broke down.

During the stay in hospital, besides silence cry,…..it’s still just silence
cry that companied her. Upon reaching home, everything seems to be
the same. Except for the ringing tone of the phone. Which pierced into
her heart everytime it rang. She does not wish to let the guy know. &
not wanting to be a burden to him, she wrote a letter to him saying
that she does not wish to wait any longer.

With that, she sent the ring back to him. In return, the guy sent millions
& millions of reply, and countless of phonecalls,.. All the girl could do,
besides crying, is still crying….

The parents decided to move away, hoping that she could eventually
forget everything & be happy.

With a new environment, the girl learn sign language & started a new
life. Telling herself everyday that she must forget the guy. One day,
her friend came & told her that he’s back. She asked her friend not to
let him know what happened to her. Since then, there wasn’t anymore
news of him.

A year has passed & her friend came with an envelope, containing
an invitation card for the guy’s wedding. The girl was shattered.
When she open the letter, she saw her name in it instead.

When she was about to ask her friend what’s going on, she saw the
guy standing in front of her. He used sign language telling her “I’ve
spent a year’s time to learn sign language. Just to let you know that
I’ve not forgotten our promise. Let me have the chance to be your
voice. I Love You. With that, he slipped the ring back into her finger.
The girl finally smiled.

Concept Of True Love

“I have never said that love is destroyed by marriage. How can marriage destroy love? Yes, it is destroyed in marriage, but it is destroyed by you, not by marriage. It is destroyed by the partners. How can marriage destroy love? It is you who destroy it, because you don’t know what love is. You simply pretend to know, you simply hope that you know, you dream that you know, but you don’t know what love is. Love has to be learned; it is the greatest art there is.
If people are dancing and somebody asks you, ‘Come and dance,’ you say, ‘I don’t know.’ You don’t just jump up and start dancing and have everybody think that you are a great dancer. You will just prove yourself to be a buffoon. You will not prove yourself to be a dancer. It has to be learned — the grace of it, the movement of it. You have to train the body for it.
You don’t just go and start painting just because the canvas is available and the brush is there and the colour is there. You don’t start painting. You say, ‘All requirements are here, so I can paint. You can paint — but you will not be a painter that way.
You meet a woman — the canvas is there. You immediately become a lover — you start painting. And she starts painting on you. Of course you both prove to be foolish — painted fools — and sooner or later you understand what is happening. But you never thought that love is an art. You are not born with the art, it is nothing to do with your birth. You have to learn it. It is the most subtle art.
You are born only with a capacity. Of course, you are born with a body; you can be a dancer because you have the body. You can move your body and you can be a dancer — but dancing has to be learned. Much effort is needed to learn dancing. And dancing is not so difficult because you alone are involved in it.
Love is much more difficult. It is dancing with somebody else. The other is also needed to know what dancing is. To fit with somebody, it is a great art. To create a harmony between two persons… two persons mean two different worlds. When two worlds come close, clash is bound to be there if you don’t know how to harmonise. Love is harmony. And happiness, health, harmony, all happen out of love. Learn to love. Don’t be in a hurry for marriage, learn to love. First become a great lover.
And what is the requirement? The requirement is that a great lover is always ready to give love and is not bothered whether it is returned or not. It is always returned, it is in the very nature of things. It is just as if you go to the mountains and you sing a song, and the valleys respond. Have you seen an echo point in the mountains, in the hills? You shout and the valleys shout, or you sing and the valleys sing. Each heart is a valley. If you pour love into it, it will respond.
The first lesson of love is not to ask for love, but just to give. Become a giver. And people are doing just the opposite. Even when they give, they give only with the idea that love should come back. It is a bargain. They don’t share, they don’t share freely. They share with a condition. They go on watching out of the corner of their eye whether it is coming back or not. Very poor people… they don’t know the natural functioning of love. You simply pour, it will come.
And if it is not coming, nothing to be worried about — because a lover knows that to love is to be happy. If it comes, good; then the happiness is multiplied. But even if it never comes back, in the very act of loving you become so happy, so ecstatic, who bothers whether it comes or not?
Love has its own intrinsic happiness. It happens when you love. There is no need to wait for the result. Just start loving. By and by you will see much more love is coming back to you. One loves and comes to know what love is only by loving. As one learns swimming by swimming, by loving one loves.
And people are very miserly. They are waiting for some great beloved to happen, then they will love. They remain closed, they remain withdrawn. They just wait. From somewhere some Cleopatra will come and then they will open their heart, but by that time they have completely forgotten how to open it.
Don’t miss any opportunity of love. Even passing in a street, you can be loving. Even to the beggar you can be loving. There is no need that you have to give him something; you can smile at least. It costs nothing — but your very smile opens your heart, makes your heart more alive. Hold somebody’s hand — a friend or a stranger. Don’t wait that you will only love when the right person happens. Then the right person will never happen. Go on loving. The more you love, the more is the possibility for the right person to happen, because your heart starts flowering. And a flowering heart attracts many bees, many lovers.
You have been trained in a very wrong way. First, everybody lives under a wrong impression that everybody is already a lover. Just being born, you think you are a lover. It’s not so easy. Yes, there is a potentiality, but the potentiality has to be trained, disciplined. A seed exists, but it has to come to flower.
You can go on carrying your seed; no bee will be coming. Have you ever seen bees coming to the seeds? Don’t they know that seeds can become flowers? But they come when they become flowers. Become a flower, don’t remain a seed.
Two people, separately unhappy, create more unhappiness for each other when they come together. That’s mathematical. You were unhappy, your wife was unhappy and you both are hoping that being together you both will become happy? This is… this is such ordinary arithmetic — like two plus two makes four. It is that simple. It is not part of any higher mathematics; it is very ordinary, you can count it on your fingers. You both will become unhappy.
‘You don’t love me any more?’ asked Mulla Nasrudin’s wife. ‘You never say anything nice to me any more like you used to when we were courting.’ She wiped a tear from her eye with the corner of her apron.
‘I love you, I love you,’ retorted Mulla Nasrudin. ‘Now will you please shut up and let me drink my beer in peace?’
Courting is one thing. Don’t depend on courting. In fact before you get married, get rid of courting. My suggestion is that marriage should happen after the honeymoon, never before it. Only if everything goes right, only then marriage should happen.
Honeymoon after marriage is very dangerous. As far as I know, ninety-nine percent of marriages are finished by the time the honeymoon is finished. But then you are caught, then you have no way to escape. Then the whole society, the law, the court — everybody is against you if you leave the wife, or the wife leaves you. Then the whole morality, the religion, the priest, everybody is against you. In fact society should create all barriers possible for marriage and no barrier for divorce. Society should not allow people to marry so easily. The court should create barriers — live with the woman for two years at least, then the court can allow you to get married. Right now they are doing just the reverse. If you want to get married, nobody asks whether you are ready or whether it is just a whim, just because you like the nose of the woman. What foolishness! One cannot live by just a long nose. After two days the nose will be forgotten. Who looks at one’s own wife’s nose?
I have heard:
A certain ward was staffed completely by nurses who looked as though they were finalists in the Miss World Contest, but every time one of the patients saw them, he stared intently and said, ‘Rubbish! ‘
The man in the next bed could not understand it at all. ‘Gorgeous nurses like these to look after you and all you can say is “Rubbish”. Why?’
‘I was not thinking of the nurses,’ said the other sadly, ‘I was thinking of my wife.’
The wife never looks beautiful, the husband never looks beautiful. Once you are aquainted, beauty disappears.
Two persons should be allowed to live together long enough to become aquainted, familiar with each other. And even if they want to get married, they should not be allowed. Then divorces will disappear from the world. The divorces exist because marriages are wrong and forced. The divorces exist because marriages are done in a romantic mood.
A romantic mood is good if you are a poet — and poets are not known to be good husbands or good wives. In fact poets are almost always bachelors. They fool around but they never get caught, and hence their romance remains alive. They go on writing poetry, beautiful poetry.
One should not get married to a woman or to a man in a poetic mood. Let the prose mood come, then settle. Because the day-to-day life is more like prose than like poetry. One should become mature enough.
Maturity means that one is no more a romantic fool. One understands life, one understands the responsibility of life, one understands the problems of being together with a person. One accepts all those difficulties and yet decides to live with the person. One is not hoping that there is only going to be heaven, all roses. One is not hoping nonsense; one knows reality is tough. It is rough. There are roses, but far and few in between; there are many thorns.
When you have become alert to all of these problems and still you decide that it is worthwhile to risk and be with a person rather than to be alone, then get married. Then marriages will never kill love, because this love is realistic. Marriage can kill only romantic love. And romantic love is what people call ‘puppy love’. One should not depend on it. One should not think about it as nourishment. It may be just like ice-cream. You can eat it sometimes, but don’t depend on it. Life has to be more realistic, more prose.
And marriage itself never destroys anything. Marriage simply brings out whatsoever is hidden in you — it brings it out. If love is hidden behind you, inside you, marriage brings it out. If love was just a pretension, just a bait, then sooner or later it has to disappear. And then your reality, your ugly personality comes up. Marriage simply is an opportunity, so whatsoever you had to bring out will come out.
I am not saying that love is destroyed by marriage. Love is destroyed by people who don’t know how to love. Love is destroyed because in the first place love is not. You have been living in a dream. Reality destroys that dream. Otherwise love is something eternal, part of eternity. If you grow, if you know the art, and you accept the realities of love-life, then it goes on growing every day. Marriage becomes a tremendous opportunity to grow into love.
Nothing can destroy love. If it is there, it goes on growing. But my feeling is, it is not there in the first place. You misunderstood yourself; something else was there. Maybe sex was there, sex appeal was there. Then it is going to be destroyed, because once you have loved a woman, then the sex appeal disappears — because the sex appeal is only with the unknown. Once you have tasted the body of the woman or the man, then the sex appeal disappears. If your love was only sex appeal then it is bound to disappear.
So never misunderstand love for something else. If love is really love…. What do I mean when I say ‘really love’? I mean that just being in the presence of the other you feel suddenly happy, just being together you feel ecstatic, just the very presence of the other fulfills something deep in your heart… something starts singing in your heart, you fall into harmony. Just the very presence of the other helps you to be together; you become more individual, more centered, more grounded. Then it is love.
Love is not a passion, love is not an emotion. Love is a very deep understanding that somebody somehow completes you. Somebody makes you a full circle. The presence of the other enhances your presence. Love gives freedom to be yourself; it is not possessiveness.
So, watch. Never think of sex as love, otherwise you will be deceived. Be alert, and when you start feeling with someone that just the presence, the pure presence — nothing else, nothing else is needed; you don’t ask anything — just the presence, just that the other is, is enough to make you happy… something starts flowering within you, a thousand and one lotuses bloom… then you are in love, and then you can pass through all the difficulties that reality creates. Many anguishes, many anxieties — you will be able to pass all of them, and your love will be flowering more and more, because all those situations will become challenges. And your love, by overcoming them, will become more and more strong.
Love is eternity. If it is there, then it goes on growing and growing. Love knows the beginning but does not know the end

A True Love Story

There was this guy who was in love with the girl.
Seeing His girlfriend smile was like to be in heaven for him. He always use to call the girl, always use to share, cry, smile and spend time with her.
He almost devoted his life for his girlfriend. Never complained her for anything. Never tried to take advantage of her physically. He use to take and drop her from college and always use to help her in her day to day work. From his acts it seemed that he always took the girl more than a simple girlfriend may be as his wife and life partner or may be more than that and was very much devoted and loyal to him. The girl was one of the major topic of his day to day discussion with his family. His family always use to question on the relation of him and that girl. They always use to ask him about his future with the girl and tell him to be serious for life and forget her.

One day when he proposed the girl for marriage to give his relation a respectable name in the society the girl denied that it will not be possible for her to stay with him in his small home. She said that she belong to a very high class and modern family with a very strong economical background. The boy asked girl if she wants to marry a man or money? He promised and asked the girl for 2 years time to earn as much as money as she want. He said even if he has to sell himself to keep the girl happy, he will happily do it for her satisfaction. He said that he will work day and night to earn as much as money as she wants but all his promises, efforts and care for the girl went in vain when the girl replied that she still cant marry him. The guy was very much broken from inside. He even thought to commit as during his relation he was very much sure that the girl will surely accept her and he proudly use introduced the girl to all his relatives and friends. Now he was worried how will he face his friends and family and what answer will he give to them when they will make fun of him. His all the dreams were shattered, that night he cried a lot and lot and couldnt sleep. The next day he buried all his pains and tears in his chest and started to spend life very smoothly. When one day his friends and family asked him about the girl, he said he denied to marry her as he thought that she was not a perfect girl for him. Actually he didnt want his lady love to loose respect and impression in front of his family and friends. And wanted that no one blame his lady love for what ever happen. So he took all the critics of his family and friends on him for the sake of his love. But slowly and slowly some of his friends came to know about actual facts they went to his asking for all this and they were very shocked about all this. They thought that after all the pain and tears the boy will not be able to live and may engage himself in drugs and drinks but this didnt happen.
When they all told about their thoughts and views to the boy he burst out laughing.  he told that his love for the girl was not so small that he could mix it with few bottles of drinks and drink it and finish. He also told that losers use to do such acts. But he actually won in love. His friends were very much shocked to hear this. they said that he lost his girlfriend and she kicked him out then how come he won. He simply smiled and said its her who is the loser. He lost the girl who never loved him, who never cared for his feelings and never respect his prestige and image, who never cared for his pain and tears and who never gave a second thought how will he live without her and all she cared was about her freedom and money. But she lost the guy who could do anything for her, who cared for her prestige and respect in the society. Who tried to put every thing in this world at her feet. In one line who could even spare his life just to see one smile on her face. So at last who is the loser.
think and reply?

How Can We Act So Stupid

well friends some time we do certain things which doesnt have any meaning or use. Without thinking we do such things, which harm our society and our morals and sometime may also harm others on the expense of their life and its all because of our mere ignorance and unable to use the mind. We dont even think what we are doing and why we are doing. Will it harm us or benefit us.
But do just as it is. why????

This is not a mere article or a mind generated story by me its the truth that actually happened to me today itself i thought to share it with you.
Read and think on it?????
Today i was travelling by bus from my home to some place approx 30 km. As the bus went on highway and i was about to get down. I was just crossing the road when i saw that a speeding honda city hit a girl riding the scooty and crossing the road in the middle fo the highway. The girl felt down and she started bleeding heavily. She was hit by the car so badly that she become unconcious and was bleeding heavily from head and neck. The driver out of the humanity came running to see the girl and went to pick the girl and take her to hospital in the car. I was just helping the guy to pick the girl but suddenly some people out of public came near to us and started beating the man who was driving the car. I was seeing all this drama of the public. They were very much interested to beat the car driver but didnt bothered that in all  this nonsense they were unnecessary making the delay for the treatment of the girl. No one bothered for the bleeding and unconcisous girl. Suddenly i took a iron rod from a near by place and started beating some people of the public. i know this was wrong but at that time this was the only way to stop them. I shouted on them that they were so idiots that their main priority was to beat the man or to take the girl to hospital. I told them that the man could have run after accident but instead he came to help her. Is this not enough. What we would have done if he might have run. Then i took the girl along with the help of this man to the hospital. There the doctor told that its too late to bring as she already lost so much blood but they will still try for it and asked for the blood. All the people who were almost ready to kill the man over the accident spot denied to give the blood and slowly and slowly tried to escape but this guy who made the accident asked the doctor to take his blood. All this was running in front of my eyes as a movie. The doctor told the man that he cant give the blood as he himself was so much injured due to the public hitting. But he said it doesnt matter his main aim is to save the girl life at this time and urged doctor to take blood. I was also ready to give blood but my blood group was different as to that girl. I called the girl family and told them every thing.  and then they came and we left. The man who hit the girl gave 10000 rs to the family for the expenses and told that right now he is in hurry and will come back in the evening to see the girl. He also asked me if he can drop me in the way. So i got ready. On the way he told me that he was driving fast as his wife was in hospital and was about to deliver the first baby and her case is complicated.
I thought why people hit this man on what mistake. He was not driving under the effect of alcohol, he was not driving rash. He was not talking on phone while driving. Instead it was the girl mistake as she tried to cross the road from wrong side and that too on highway.

What could have happen and what we could have done if he might have run after hitting the girl. The situation might have got worse. She may even have got died. With all the problems and tension due to the complications over the delivery of the first child and seeing the wife condition he could have simply Escaped. But he gave the best of the time and energy till the family of the girl arrived. I went to the hospital where his wife was admitted and came to know that his wife has successfully delivered a healtly baby boy. I felt as if god has blessed him just because he helped some one in need instead of his own urgency. But are we all so much blessed by god.
You know in every human we have a soft heart. We all feel sad when we make mistakes,  hit some one or do something bad. We all have a sense of humanity inside us. Still many people run from the accident spot. Not because they are devil its because of the fear of stupidity of the public who dont have any relation or to do with the accident but try to indulge themself without any reason in the things and interfere in between. More than 90 hit and run cases happen just because people fear that public might beat them to death after accident. They really want to help the accident victim but cant help them and rather run away and due to this stupidity we lose some precious life.
So friends i request you all to please help the accident victim and dont over react over the people who make accident. Friends accidents are done by mistakes and not intentionally thats why its called accident. So try to keep yourself calm and help people so that we may able to reduce hit and run cases and people help the victims of accident.
With all the best regards
Nitin Naresh

I know my articles may be lengthly and a question mark on our thoughts and views but i would be pleased if only 10% of the total readers open their mind and try to follow these simple things, i will be satisfied and will feel that my energy utilized in writing such articles have been compensated if we all together follow these things and open our mind and broaden our thoughts and try to simply understand things deeply and follow them.

India Is Still A Developing Country

The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer
building its house and
laying up supplies for the winter.
The Grasshopper thinks the Ant is a fool and laughs &
dances & plays the
summer away.
Come winter, the Ant is warm and well fed. The Grasshopper
has no food or
shelter so he dies out in the cold.
*Indian Version:**
The Ant works hard in the withering heat all summer
building its house and
laying up supplies for the winter.
The Grasshopper thinks the Ant’s a fool and laughs
& dances & plays the
summer away.
Come winter, the shivering Grasshopper calls a press
conference and
demands to know why the Ant should be allowed to be warm
and well fed while
others are cold and starving.
NDTV, BBC, CNN show up to provide pictures of the shivering
Grasshopper next
to a video of the Ant in his comfortable home with a table
filled with food.
The World is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be
that this poor
Grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?
Arundhat Roy stages a demonstration in front of the
Ant’s house.*
Medha Patkar goes on a fast along with other Grasshoppers
demanding that
Grasshoppers be relocated to warmer climates during winter.
Mayawati states this as `injustice’ done on Minorities.
Amnesty International and Koffi Annan criticize the Indian
Government for
not upholding the fundamental rights of the Grasshopper.
The Internet is flooded with online petitions seeking
support to the
Grasshopper (many promising Heaven and Everlasting Peace
for prompt support
as against the wrath of God for non-compliance) .
Opposition MPs stage a walkout. Left parties call for
‘ Bengal Bandh’ in West
Bengal and Kerala demanding a Judicial Enquiry.
CPM in Kerala immediately passes a law preventing Ants from
working hard in
the heat so as to bring about equality of poverty among
Ants and
Grasshoppers.
Lalu Prasad allocates one free coach to Grasshoppers on all
Indian Railway
Trains, aptly named as the ‘Grasshopper Rath’.
Finally, the Judicial Committee drafts the ‘ Prevention
of Terrorism Against
Grasshoppers Act’ [POTAGA], with effect from the
beginning of the winter.
Arjun Singh makes ‘Special Reservation ‘ for
Grasshoppers in Educational
Institutions & in Government Services.
The Ant is fined for failing to comply with POTAGA and
having nothing left
to pay his retroactive taxes, it’s home is confiscated
by the Government and
handed over to the Grasshopper in a ceremony covered by
NDTV.
Arundhati Roy calls it ‘ A Triumph of Justice’.
Lalu calls it ‘Socialistic Justice ‘.
CPM calls it the ‘ Revolutionary Resurgence of the
Downtrodden ‘
Koffi Annan invites the Grasshopper to address the UN
General Assembly. **
Many years later….**
The Ant has since migrated to the US and set up a
multi-billion dollar
company in Silicon Valley , 100s of Grasshoppers still die
of starvation
despite reservation somewhere in India ,
AND
As a result of loosing lot of hard working Ants and feeding
the grasshoppers,
India is still a developing country.

Bandwidth rates in India among highest — TRAI justifies price regulation

INDIA may boast of having the lowest cellular tariffs in the world, but when it comes to international bandwidth tariff, it is just the opposite despite a 65 per cent drop in prices announced by the telecom regulator last week. The telecom regulator has blamed lack of adequate competition in the international long distance segment as the reason for the high tariffs.

For instance, in Japan, a 2-mega bits per second (Mbps) line costs Rs 10 lakh while the same costs Rs 13 lakh in India. Similarly, a 45 Mbps line in South Korea costs Rs 44 lakh while the same costs over a crore in India. While a 155 Mbps line costs Rs 1.32 crore in Singapore it costs more than Rs 2 crore in the hottest telecom market in the world. Even in a small country like Hong Kong, charges for a 155 Mbps line are only Rs 1.3 crore.

Indian IT-enabled service and business processing units and Internet Service Providers have been demanding rationalisation of bandwidth tariffs. The move has, however, been opposed by Tata-managed Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd which controls nearly 80 per cent of the bandwidth market. Though VSNL has dropped the tariff by 70 per cent in June, it is nowhere near global standards.

According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, tariffs in India can be brought down to the levels prevailing in other parts of the globe through regulation until the market matures with competition. TRAI has pointed out that in Hong Kong, for instance, the Government fixed price ceilings on dominant operators until 2002. The price ceiling was removed after the market was competitive enough so that there was no dominant player. In Japan, too, operators were subject to price ceilings, and any tariff changes was to be approved by the regulator before implementation. All regulations were abolished in April 2004 as the regulator determined that the market for IPLCs was competitive. In Singapore, dominant licensees have to file tariffs with the regulator for approval.

VSNL is not in favour of any intervention by the telecom regulator on the grounds that there was enough competition in the Indian bandwidth market to allow free market forces to determine the price.