Sunday, May 17, 2009

Racial Slur Legalised!

Agence France-Presse - 5/15/2009 4:47 AM GMT

Malaysian court allows use of racial slur in dictionary

A Malaysian court has said the use of a perceived racial slur in aMalay-language dictionary to describe the country's minority Indians ispermissible, according to a report Friday.The High Court allowed the use of the word 'keling', generally considered offensive by ethnic Indians, dismissing an appeal by an Indian Muslim group that had sued the government's language institute over its inclusion in theirdictionary, the Star newspaper said.The group had sought to remove the word from the dictionary and wanted it dropped from the names of buildings and roads, arguing that 'keling' wasinsulting and degrading to the Indian Muslim community, the paper reported.

The judge said the language institute was only carrying out its statutory dutyby including the word in the dictionary and that the constitutional right tonon-discrimination referred to individuals rather than institutions.The word 'keling' was originally used by locals to describe Indian migrants inthe 19th century and was used on signs and as place names by British colonial authorities.However, it is resented by some in Malaysia because it has long been used in a derogatory manner to refer to Indians.Issues related to religion, language and race are sensitive matters in Malaysia.About 60 percent of Malaysia's 27 million people are ethnic Malay Muslims. The country's minority Chinese and Indians are mostly Buddhists, Hindus orChristians.Ethnic Indians -- many of whom are descendants of labourers brought over byBritish colonial rulers in the 1800s -- complain they are marginalised in termsof education, wealth and opportunities.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009



Recently a human skeleton of phenomenal size has been discovered during
exploration activity somewhere in Northern India.

Exploration activity was taken up by an International Research Organisation
with the help of Indian army. The exact place of discovery has not been
disclosed yet due to security purpose. But the reports coming indicate of desert
area. Sands and sediments are known to be a good host as preservative of such
types of remains.

Seeing the conditions of the less damaged weathered bones it can be
inferred that the man either died or buried in the sand near the stream or in a
stream bed which may have flowed from the area in the geological past and soon
become buried in the sediments or it may be recent.

According to the article published by G. Subramanium in
Hindu Voice, the exploration team also found tablets with inscriptions that
stated that our God of Indian mythological yore, "Brahma" had created people of
phenomenal size the like of which He has not created since. They were very tall,
big and very powerful, such that they could put their arms around a tree trunk
and uproot it. They were created to bring order among us since we were always
fighting with each other. Later these people who were given all the power,
turned against all our Gods and transgressed beyond all boundaries set. As a
result they were destroyed by God Shiva. The Exploration team believes these to
be the remains of those people.
This mammoth skeleton reminds us about the Bhima and
Hindimba son Ghatotkach of Mahabarata and the found skeleton might have been
carrying the genes of those people.

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Monday, May 11, 2009

The Mystery of the "Kasi Water Fall"?

During my recent trip to Mount Kledang with an Uncle of mine,we noticed a strange rock formation at Kasi's Fall. It stood out out from the rest of the rocks as they seemed like man made bricks or cut stones bound strongly with a cement-like substance and to make things even more interesting was the fact that there are objects embedded in these rocks which look like iron rods.To us they looked like rocks bound tightly with some kind of metal object which jutted out slightly.It looked like the foundation of some ancient construction.These rocks and "iron" appeared to have firmly stuck on to each other, almost as if it were the base of some concrete structure? Perhaps this site needs to be examined properly by professionals.Could it be ramnants of something ancient or is it simply something more contemporary??? :)

Kasi's Fall - Mount Kledang, Ipoh

Kasi's Fall was named after Mr Kasi, a grand-uncle of mine who discovered it during one of the earliest expeditions into the heart of Mount Keledang.He was an engineer in the team that built the road into the mount which goes right up to the summit.

Mount Kledang - Ipoh