30 de novembro de 2010

Indianos Invadem Vagao Feminino e Apanham das Mulheres

Namaskar

Antes que voce assista ao video cabe ressaltar que as mulheres so fizeram isto porque estavam proximo aos policias e as cameras de TV. Quando nao tem ninguem por perto elas ficam quietas e se poem sempre na posicao de vitimas.

http://terratv.terra.com.br/videos/Noticias/Mundo/4201-334306/Indianos-invadem-vagao-feminino-e-apanham-de-mulheres.htm


Colaborou: Josi Allencar


Om Shanti e Ahimsa


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26 de novembro de 2010

Chapatti-Making



Chapatti-Making

I am really glad that the Indian government doesn’t give PIO cards (Person of Indian Origin) based on one’s ability in roti-making.

To start with, I never understood the difference between roti and chapatti. They both look the same and taste the same. I can only recognize a difference between roti/chapatti and the delicious Naan, which is made in the tandoor oven.

Roti/chapatti being a healthier option than white rice, since it’s prepared with whole wheat flour, I decided to give it a try.

I asked two different friends about the art of roti-making; one is a foreigner and the other is a half-Indian and comes from a culture that doesn’t eat roti but instead eat rice and has never prepared a chapatti before. They explained the theory and today I put their theory into practice.

I put some atta (whole wheat flour) in a bowl and added water, it was dried, so I added more water, and more and more until finally became far too mushy and it all stuck in my hand. In desperation I added more atta and more and more till the dough became manageable. I kneaded the dough as much as my tendonitis allowed me and then made small size balls as instructed by my non-chapatti-making-friends.

I placed one of the balls in a round wooden board and with a small wooden roller I tried to flatten the ball into a circle. The ball got flattened all right but no one told me it would stick to both the board as well as the roller itself! After I cleaned the mess, I solved the problem by adding some flour to the board and managed to make flat discs.

I placed one by one in a non-stick frying pan and lightly cooked them. Then I put them in the fire expecting they would puff up as I have seem in a atta advertisement on TV but most of them did not puff up at all. Only a few of them puffed in one half but the other half remained flat. To make matters worse, two of them caught on fire! I didn’t know what to do and extinguished the fire by blowing on them.

I must say I’m glad that “size doesn’t matter” as goes the old saying, since each one of them came out with a different size.

They smell good but as far as taste goes I have no idea, I didn’t dare to taste them. This task belongs to my husband; after all I made these chapattis for him.

Below photos of the rotis/chapattis I made.









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24 de novembro de 2010

Giving Peace a Chance


Giving Peace a Chance


Two months ago we shifted house and on the very first day we had problems with our neighbor, Mr. Singh, who lives on the top floor where the water reservoirs are.

Mr. Singh was forced to leave his native country, Afghanistan, when the terrorist group Taliban took over power in 1996. He saw horrors, tortures and murders that none of us can ever imagine. The struggle for life and survival of his family brought him to India and made him a very serious and tough person.

A few days before Diwali, I was sweeping the sidewalk in the morning and swept also the place where Mr. Singh parks his scooter. Seconds later he came with the scooter and four bags of milk that he had bought. While parking in front of the small entrance gate of the short four floors building, he noticed that his scooter was obstructing the passage and began pushing it so strongly that I was seeing the time it would fall over. Immediately I raised my thumb in a gesture of 'positive' and then signal him to 'stop'. I entered and left the gate open so he could also enter; then something magical happened, our eyes met and he gave me a smile I will never forget .

Despite having been born in Afghanistan, Mr. Singh is a Sikh (religion derived from Hinduism and known by the use of turban). He must be about 76 years old and his beautiful long beard is all white.

As the newest resident of the building I decided to buy three boxes of dried fruits and give one to the residents of each floor on the occasion of Diwali. What followed was something totally unexpected ...

The next day after having distributed the boxes, my doorbell started ringing. The family of Mr. Singh brought me a present, as did the lady and her son living on the second floor, and also the gentleman of the ground floor.

But that's not all, the most important thing is that before this, no one spoke to anyone, everyone was ignoring each other, but on Diwali day a miracle happened, everyone bought gifts for each other and all talked with each other in a friendly manner for the first time in years!

My happiness knew no bounds, a strong emotion took over my heart and tears welled in my eyes seeing everyone socializing on the stairs of the tiny building. I entered home and prayed, thanking God.

We all want peace, we all want to live happyly, but someone has to take the first step; as says in the lyrics of John Lennon's song: "All We Are Saying Is Give Peace a Chance".


 
 
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22 de novembro de 2010

Indian Pole Dance

Check it out:



Incredible India!

Om Shanti and Ahimsa


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18 de novembro de 2010

India: A Geracao Futura

Namaskar

Assista hoje a este video:

http://video.br.msn.com/watch/video/india-a-geracao-futura/anj8tm6r



Om Shanti e Ahimsa


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16 de novembro de 2010

Indian Guys / White Girls Relationships

My story


I havent read everything, but seen enough stereotyping and ignorance to share my story: i´m american and about 3 months ago, my indian boyfriend of 3 years abandoned me. it seems like he has finally given in to his parents pressure to marry traditionally( arranged)

Right from the start, he asked me to marry him. I lived for him ever since. when he started postgraduate school i thought there was no wayour relationship was going to survive with both of us working and studying, so i quit my studies. i had no idea that being docile, feminine,and devoted was something bad. I thought it was something he´d be proud of. We used to say we wereso lucky to have found each other and there was so much complicity between us: we were best friends, buddies, and lovers, and basically just got each other´s back all the time.we used to play and laugh a lot, like kids. We studied new things, debated current issues, tease each other about soccer vs cricket! he said he wanted our daughter to look and be just like me( if we had one). we were so happy! i didn´t see this coming at all.

I love indian dearly: its colors, its culture, its diversity. i embraced it all as my own culture. i couldn´t wait to wear saris, the sindhur, even if old fashioned. i worried if wouldn´t look ridiculous with the blond hair and the pale skin. i wanted to make him proud. things that scare most women here, as a sign of submission, i coudn´t wait to do them: fasting for my husband during karva chauth and then drinking and eating from his hands...i thought that was the most romantic thing ever!

Things changed quickly when i asked him when should we start the wedding plans. he became restless, acting as if he was being cornered: trying to pick a fight at any cost, looking for a way out, i think. then i found out that over there in india, no one had ever heard of me, not even his best friend. Digging a little deeper, i found out that no one even knew he was in a relationship. And then he was gone.

The stress of our breakup was such that my immune system hit bottom low and i became very ill and almost died. i was hospitalized for almost three weeks. he was informed and sent me a single line email wishing me a speedy recovery. never went to visit me or asked anybody about me or tried to make any further contact. i could have died and it wouldn´t have even mattered to him..... his disloyalty and for so long...it just broke me into pieces. to the point that now i wish i had died in that hospital so i wouldn´t have to deal with this.

It is horrifying to know that i have been used by a guy i thought of as my husband and my best friend. it breaks me to think that i might not be able to trust anybody ever again. still, i have nothing against indians (guys or girls) and i wish they wouldn´t have anything against americans and westerners in general. it´s individual behaviour that shoud be judged. After having been in love with india and its people for so long, it hurts to read in the first page that i´m easy, good to walk over, and an object. or that it´s all about money. we all are complex beings. stereotypes make it ok to hurt others, based on the perception that they are less than we are. that´s just dangerous and so not true!

Ironically, i had scheduled a humanitarian trip to india to work with abandoned women, which i´m not canceling ( except for the place where he lives obviously ). i figure if i can reachout for others and help others that feel this type of pain ( and far worse cause there you usually add extremely poverty to the abandonment or abuse) maybe i will find comfort in the process and maybe even healing.

For those reading this i ask:

- Guys: if u are in the west, things are different. Many girls will have sex with you without commitment. Really, you should never play a girl or call her names because she feels for you the same thing you feel for her. Even if it is just lust. why do you think you can lust after girls but girls who feel the same are easy and good to walk over?

Think about the bad things you are perpetuating in the world. Think of your mothers and sisters and future daughters before playing someone. we all have to live in the same world. Just for the love of your family, make sure each and every girl you´re with knows exactly where she stands with you. Give her a fighting chance and the courtesy of letting her choose fairly. Don´t fool her. It might destroy her forever, just like it would destroy an indian girl. How can one play a girl, destroy her, and at the same time expect different predicament for girls in his family? Not all western women are the same. Some of us still believe in love and family, some don´t.

Some have casual sex, others don´t. And no one deserves to be disrespected for how they chose to live their lives. It is after all, their lives to live. I´m trying to do the same: i refuse to generalize indian men, based on my personal experience, as racist scoundrels, who play western women for sex, and as mommy boys.

Why should you be disrespectful just because a girl you want to have sex with also wants to have sex with you? Why should you call her easy? we are all free here. Some girls choose to have casual sex just like guys always did all over the world. Some will only have sex if deeply in love and some, only after marriage. But all shoud be equally respected.

-Girls: if you are in a relationship of any kind, and especially with someone from a different cultural background, make sure both of you want the same thing and that both of you respect each other. Make sure you aren´t being used. Run like hell the moment you suspect you are; don´t bet your heart. There´s no reason or excuse to disrespect someone just because they have different views of the world, but be sure to protect yourself from guys who want to use you. If in a serious relationship, demand to meet his family, close friends and make sure you visit them so that you know if you are accepted or not. And indian girls: Don´t give western girls dirty looks. we are all made of same stuff, we all have the same feelings. Live your life however you choose and allow others to do the same. If you know that a girl is being used, for the love of women´s sisterhood, go talk to her. Don´t give her looks, don´t be silent-- she might not know it. I sure as hell didn´t know it. Only now i come to know that this date white women for sex and marry the virgin indian is somewhat the norm among indian guys.

I never thought i was in a interracial relationship with a indian guy. I thought i was in a wonderful relationship with my best friend, future husband, and sweetest guy in the whole world who just happened to come from this amazing place called india. I had no idea

i was an object and i wish no one else in the world will ever suffer this type of pain, shame and humiliation. I was raised to judge people by their character and their character alone. I really doubt that guys calling western girls easy would do the same to indian girls. The sadness that comes with the knowledge that he did this to me just because i was white ( something i did not choose and can not change) is just too crushing for words.

Please! people of any race, lifestyle, sex, religion aren´t objects. Ever.

Sorry to get so personal here. I thought my story could be illustrative of what it seems to be a very sad and common place situation in indian guys / white girls relationships, which i was totally oblivious to ´till i feel victim of it. and you can spell fell again in caps.


Received via email by CrisBorges
Source: http://www.immihelp.com/forum/showthread.php?p=213592


Om Shanti and Ahimsa


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14 de novembro de 2010

Filme Gay

Namaskar

Repasso as noticias:

Ator que vive personagem gay em filme indiano censurado é deserdado pela família

http://www.revistaladoa.com.br/website/artigo.asp?cod=1592&idi=1&moe=84&id=16865


Beijo Gay


http://cinema.uol.com.br/ultnot/bbc/2010/11/12/bollywood-tem-1-filme-com-beijo-gay.jhtm



Colaboraram: Josi Alencar e Kaka


Om Shanti e Ahimsa


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10 de novembro de 2010

Bahoot Dhanyavaad

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Mannmohan Singh


The president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, ended his three-day visit to India thankig the hospitality and warm reception from the Indian people with a Bahoot Dhanyavaad, which in Hindi, one of the many official languages of India, means "Thank you very much."

Barack Obama began his visit to India on the city of Mumbai, that in November 26th, 2008 suffered five simultaneous terrorist attacks in which dozens of people died and many more were injured.

In his inaugural speech Obama explained that he chose Mumbai as the first city to be visited by saying, "Are you trying to send a message with this? Absolutely.”

The terrorist attacks suffered by the United States and India brought these two countires closer. With the recent visit of U.S. President to Indian soil, the economic ties, friendship and mutual cooperation between the two became stronger.

Barack Obama was brilliant in all his speeches and saved the best for last. In his last speech he finally addressed the Kashmir issue as well as terrorism in Pakistan; that was all that the Indians wanted to hear and that is exactly what he gave them.

Let us now hope for better days, for a political understanding and agreement between India and Pakistan and for a peaceful future for the downtrodden people of the beautiful and scenic Kashmir.





9 de novembro de 2010

Elogio da Yvinna

Namaskar

Segue abaixo um elogio que recebi por email e tocou muito meu coracao:


Salam !!

Leio e releio seu blog, todas as hitórias. Depois do Alcorão online , seu blog é a 2º página mais visitada por mim.

Grata pela atenção !!
Grandes, imensos abraços !!

Yvinna S.

Eh realmente gratificante saber que o Indiagestao eh a segunda pagina mais visitada depois do Alcorao!
 
Muito agradecida Yvinna!!
 

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3 de novembro de 2010

Como a Vitória de Dilma foi Anunciada na Índia



“Ex-guerrilheira fugitiva, Dilma Rousseff, será a primeira mulher presidente do Brasil.”


Esta é a chamada na primeira página do jornal The Times of India sobre a notícia da vitoria de Dilma Rousseff à presidência do Brasil.


Na parte interna do jornal, no caderno internacional, o artigo destaca as atividades criminosas de Dilma e enfatiza o fato dela nunca ter sido eleita anteriormente a nenhum outro cargo público.


O jornal indiano Hindustan Times anunciou: “Rebelde que virou Presidente.” “Dilma Rousseff, ex-guerrilheira marxista que foi presa por três anos na década de 1970, foi eleita a primeira mulher presidente do Brasil.”


Os demais jornais indianos também destacaram em primeiro lugar o fato da presidente eleita possuir uma vasta ficha na polícia, e em segundo lugar o fato dela ser a primeira mulher presidente do Brasil.


A impressão que ficou para os indianos é que o Brasil ou não possui candidatos sem ficha criminal, visto que o atual presidente Lula também é fichado na polícia, ou que os brasileiros preferem os criminosos. Assim como nem todo muçulmano é terrorista, o fato do Brasil possuir dois presidentes com ficha criminal, não significa que todo brasileiro é criminoso.


Espero que Dilma Rousseff esmere-se e destaque-se em termos de política internacional nos próximos quatro anos pois a imprensa indiana já deixou claro que ela não é carismática como o atual presidente Lula, e que ela não possui experiência política.


Para o governo dos demais países não importa o quão Dilma Rousseff seja boa em política interna. Em um mundo globalizado a imagem do presidente é o que representa o país ao qual ele pertence; e no momento aqui na Índia a imagem do Brasil não é a das melhores com toda a imprensa escrita e televisionada destacando o passado guerrilheiro de nossa presidente eleita.


Como adepta da democracia e da liberdade, creio que as pessoas tem o direito de escolherem, votarem e elegerem os representantes que mais gostam e confiam; assim sendo, deixo aqui meus parabéns a presidente eleita e meus votos para que ela represente bem nosso país, elevando o padrão de vida dos brasileiros e a imagem do Brasil no exterior.


Om Shanti e Ahimsa

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