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Friday, July 6, 2018

Kim in Singapore

Kim makes history by visiting Singapore for a summit with Trump 

The first overseas visit by a North Korean leader to Singapore has broken a convention and given a lot of respectability to Kim

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un  went to Singapore for a summit meeting with Donald Trump. The meeting was important and all credit must go to Trump who has achieved out-of-the-box results as far as North Korea is concerned. The visit by Kim was a path-breaking trip as no North Korean leader has ever flown outside the North for any visit or meeting. 

Kim lands

Kim sped through the city's streets in a massive limousine draped in North Korean flags to the St Regis hotel for the historic meeting with Trump.
Trump had already cut short his visit to the G-7 meeting to attend the summit with the North Korean leader.

The stakes are high

The visit by Kim Jong-un to Singapore was great news and over 3,000 journalists landed in Singapore to cover the event. The stakes were high and supporters of Trump were hoping that he will be able to convince Kim to de-nuclearise.

Result

While landing at Singapore, Kim exuded confidence but skeptics are not convinced that the North will give up its nuclear weapons.  The meeting was perhaps a PR event as in the end Trump got only vague promises and no plan as to denuclearization of North Korea. But the fact they met is itself a good thing and has made the Korean leader respectable. Trump deserves credit for it, even if the summit meeting fell short of expectations.

Monday, June 11, 2018

An Indian Made Single Malt Whiskey

India is catching up and now the finest of Single Malt whiskey is manufactured in India. It is Amrut distilleries "fusion". Maybe it does not match Glenlivet or Glenmorangie, but it can hold its own.

Have a young woman sip whiskey with you in your arms and I am sure its the path to Nirvana.


Friday, April 27, 2018

Tamil Girls and their Fetish for Punjabi Men

    As a subaltern, I had the privilege of being posted in the Tamil Nadu state. To be precise, I was posted at the Air Force Station at Tambaram and the unit was Air Force flying Instructors School (AFIS). it was a baptism which I have never forgotten. To start by virtue of being a member of an elite service.I was immediately given the membership of the Madras Gymkhana., one of the premier clubs in  India established by the 'Goraji' during the days of the Raj.

.Relationships
I observed another major social more, my flight commander and the CO of AFIS had both married Tamil girls. Later I came to know they were Brahmins. Obviously, they were very happy. This was my first brush with the social interaction where I observed that many Tamil girls were marrying North Indian Punjabi men or boys. This phenomenon is not confined to the film world, wherein right from the time of Vyjayanthimala to  Sridevi, not forgetting Hema Malini have married Punjabi men. One can say that there is some fetish for Tamil girls and Punjabi men. During almost two decades of my service in the Air Force, I have the distinction of observing this singular aspect where many officers had married Tamil girls. I will add that as far as the Airforce is concerned an equal number have married girls from Meghalaya, which has the  Eastern Air Command, at Shillong.
Talking about personal experience, I had the fortune or being introduced to some of the top echelon society girls. My facilitator was a local Tamil friend of mine who had studied with me at the  Stanes High school and was now a fairly big merchant involved in export-import in Madras. It is not important to take any name but I can add that this was the most relaxing time of my life. I had a senior colleague a Flying Officer and he confided that he was going to marry Tamil girl brahmin. I accepted to be his witness at the court marriage which subsequently took place. The girl's parents were against the match but later relented and give a big reception to their guests and relations. Now that so many decades have passed, I have been wondering as to what could be the reason that so many girls from Tamilnadu who come in contact with Punjabi men end up being their wives. 


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Belly Dance in the Beduin village Dubai

Dancing into the NEW YEAR in UAE

Vintage Cars at Abu Dhabi Auto Museum

Thursday, April 12, 2018

TheresaMay is acting like the lead Cheerleader to Trump's threat to attack Syria


US president has threatened Putin with war and a cruise missile attack on Syria and he has support from UK but May should know the danger

File photo of wax image of Trump( Image credit-Ajale/ pixabay.com)
File photo of wax image of Trump( Image credit-Ajale/ pixabay.com)
War clouds are on the horizon in the Middle East after the recent chlorine gas attack allegedly by president Assad.  Trump has promised a missile attack to punish Assad and the #British Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to back the Americans and most likely will join the attack by the #United StatesTheresa May is acting like a cheerleader but she does not know the consequences of her actions.
The Washington Times has reported that after Trumps treat, tensions have risen.

History

One year back Trump had launched a missile attack on Syria. The attack achieved nothing and Assad continues to be in power. In fact, he is now the de facto ruler of entire Syria.
Trump has to realize that the situation is not what it was like in 1945 when president Harry Truman launched atomic bombs over Japan without fear of retaliation as the Japanese never had any A-bombs.

Cheerleader

Trumps attempt to bomb Syria along with cheerleader Theresa May could backfire badly. In case there are Russian casualties the Russians could retaliate and it could very well lead to a nuclear exchange and that could be the beginning of World War III.
Where does the UK stand in all this? Nikita Khrushchev the Soviet leader had once said that it would take just 5 H-bombs to wipe England from the world map.
Russia could still survive and so could America but?

Future

There is a need for moderation at the present time. The western powers have tried to cage Russia and destroy it with sanctions and expulsions. The Russians are incensed and many observers feel they will this time not allow the Americans to have their way in Syria. A nuclear exchange is something Trump doesn't understand. He is a naive person who once made a silly comment during the election campaign as to why the Americans had nuclear weapons if they were not being used.
 Donald Trump has no comprehension of a nuclear war. The British Prime Minister Theresa May would be well advised not to Tango with the United States and Trump on Syria. Syria is not a concern to the UK and the British attempt to show that it is a great power in the world will come to a cropper. Theresa May be well advised to look inwards at the state of affairs in the UK, then to try and pretend to be a great world power