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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Thanking Dr.Trump for Translating the 'Guru Granth Sahib'

The holiest book of the Sikhs

The guru granth
The guru granth The Adi Granth is a book that was compiled during a period when the Sikh gurus were the temporal heads of the religion from 1469-1708.

The Guru Granth

In 1708 the tenth and last Sikh Guru Gobind Singh on his death decreed that there will not any more Guru and all Sikhs must consider the Adi Granth as the guru. The Adi Granth was compiled by the 5th Sikh Guru Arjun Dev and after the demise of the 10th guru, the task of compiling the Granth and editing and updating it was completed by Baba Deep Sigh. The Granth is written in the Gurmukh script, but also makes use of verses in Sanskrit, Persian, Braja Bhasha and Hindi. It holds a place akin to the Koran and the Bible.

Dr. Trump and the Missionaries

This book was earlier hand written and no translation was available. In the 19th century, Christian missionaries in their zeal to spread the Gospel came down to India in large numbers. One of the missionaries was Dr. Ernest Trump. He was a German from Munich and had good knowledge of Sanskrit. He came down to the Punjab and spent some years learning the Gurumukhi script and language. He decided that to spread Christianity it was important that the Indian scriptures should be translated so that the flaws in the religion can be exposed. Thus the aim of Dr. Trump and other missionaries was the furtherance of the Christian faith, with an understanding of the local faith.

Dr. Trump and the Translation of the Adi Granth

Dr. Trump translated the Granth Sahib and though his eye sight began to fail him, yet he continued in his task. Dr. Trump with his knowledge of Sanskrit could appreciate that the Granth Sahib was a treasure trove of verses in the Sanskrit language, yet his foreword to the translation was not flattering.
The Granth was published in 1871 but God seems to have been unkind to Dr. Trump who finally became blind and died a deranged man in 1885.
Last Word
Now that a hundred and forty-five years have elapsed we can still thank Dr. Trump for translating the Adi Granth. Though his motives were to spread Christianity, the end result is that he gave to posterity a book to read and cherish that is the essence of Sikhism

Thursday, June 29, 2017

China is the bully in the South China Sea

The South China Sea is an area of great economic importance. experts believe that there is more oil under the sea bed here than the oil reserves of Saudi Arabia. Obviously, China wants to appropriate the entire area as part of its economic zone. The Philippines and Vietnam are also having a claim to this area, but the Chinese have rejected their claim and by sheer muscle power have begun to exercise their claim over this sea. The Philippines are the hardest hit as they do not have the military power to match China and aware of the fact their president has stated that he will not go to war with China on this issue.
China continues its build up in the area and is like a bull in a China shop. The Philippines had approached the International Court and the tribunal has given a verdict that the sea is not the preserve of China. It has rejected the Chinese claim over the South China Sea. The Chinese have however rejected the international tribunal’s verdict and mocked the world. The USA for all its power and the defender of the Philippines have been unable to stop the Chinese from continuing its build-up and claiming the entire sea as their exclusive economic zone. The situation is fraught with risk and one wonders what will happen in future. can the world allow China to bully the world? the UNO and the USA must answer

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Europe being dragged into a war with Russia * 60


Europe and EU being dragged into confrontation with Russia


Hotspots that can spell trouble for EU Photo sourced via Blasting News Library
Hotspots that can spell trouble for EU Photo sourced via Blasting News Library

The US generals and Pentagon have been fed on a diet that " #Russia is the enemy." This is echoed by the UK, which despite having lost its imperial grandeur of colonies still plays the great power game. The EU is tottering and something has to be done to save it. The leaders of the EU, France, and Germany have to keep the flock together despite economic hardship and internal strife with 1.5 million migrants inside it. To bolster the military alliance NATO and the political union EU, the bogey of Russia is created. NATO is expanded to include small nations on the borders of Russia. Now the chiefs of the alliance led by the US generals have positioned tanks, soldiers, and military aircraft right on Russia's borders.
Provocative exercises have commenced on Russia's borders. The small nations on Russia's borders so thrilled with the presence of American troops are not aware that few hundred troops will not be able to stop a Russian onslaught. Not that it is coming, but this is a needless provocation. This will not stop the EU from disintegrating.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Where are the descendents of the ruler of the Sikh empire?

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Maharajah Ranjit Singh died on 27 June, 1839 and after his death within a span of 10 years the Sikh empire disintegrated and Punjab was annexed by the British. Ranjit Singh had 7 sons from different wives. Sher Singh was the eldest and succeeded Ranjit Singh. He was a drunkard and addicted to drugs and soon died.  His other six sons also did not survive long and in 1845 the youngest son Dalip Singh aged 7 from Maharani Jindan Kaur was crowned maharajah. After the second Sikh war he was deposed and put under the protection of the crown.
 Dalip Singh was separated from his mother who escaped to Nepal where she was given refuge by the King of Nepal Raja Tirath.  Dalip Singh was put in the care of Dr John Login, who took him to Fatehgarh a small town in north India, close to Kanpur. Dalip Singh grew up in a Christian environment and converted to Christianity.
In 1854 he was given permission by Lord Dalhousie, the Governor General to go to England. He arrived in England and quickly gained the confidence of the Royal family.  He was invited to Windsor castle where he was sketched by Queen Victoria playing with her children. He was also painted by Walter Halter, the court artist.
The maharajah of Nepal negotiated with the British government and was able to get permission for Rani Jindan to join her son. Dalip Singh came back to India in 1861 and took his mother to England.
Rani Jindan met her son after a lapse of 12 years and both stayed together till she died in 1863. Dalip Singh brought her body back to India and built a mausoleum at Pune, as he was not allowed to go to the Punjab. He reconverted to Sikhism at Aden in a ceremony as he was not allowed to conduct the ceremony in India
On his return back to England he met Bamba Muller and after a torrid romance married her. They lived at Elvedon hall in Suffolk.  He had 6 children from her. Dalip married a second time to  Ada Douglas Wetherill and had 2 children from her.
 Dalip having learnt of his heritage became embittered with the British. He made contact with Irish Fenians and Russian revolutionaries in a bid to put pressure on the British government.  He also met the Czar in an effort to persuade him to invade North India and put him back on his throne. All these efforts came to naught. From 1885 Dalip Singh's health deteriorated and after a last meeting with Queen Victoria in 1891 he passed away in 1983 in Paris.
All the 8 children of Dalip Singh died without any legal issue and thus the first dynasty of Punjab   has no living heirs. Two of Dalip Singhs sons studied at Eton and there is a memorial to them there.

The last of the princely clan to pass away was princess Bamba Duleep Singh. She died in Lahore in 1959 and her funeral was attended by members of the Pakistan government, but no Pakistani Sikh or Indian   was allowed to attend the funeral. Princess Bamba Duleep Singh was born in 1869 and when in London styled herself as maharani of Punjab. She was against the partition of the Punjab and met many prominent Sikh leaders to stop this partition. She was married but had no offspring. Thus the last representative of Ranjit Singh’s family passed away and presently there are no living heir of the family

Friday, April 21, 2017

The US General Staff showed poor efficasy to win the war in Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan started in 2003 when George Bush launched the attack to overthrow the Taliban. But he lost aim and shifted the focus to Iraq. That was a blunder and now the war in Afghanistan is unwinnable. 15 years have elapsed and the US is nowhere close to victory. Tens of US soldiers have died and who is responsible?


Is Afgan a graveyard for foreign armies? No. not really because theSikhs under Ranjit Singh and even Alexander subdued the tribes. It's simply faulty strategy.  Even now if the sanctuaries in Pakistan are destroyed and a purposeful offensive mounted a victory may still be possible.  But which president will order an attack on Pak. After all, they allowed Pak to develop the nuclear arsenal.

The war in Afghanistan looks lost till the root of the problem is analyzed. Who will do it? Trump? No way, the man has an obsession with Korea which is a puny power. Defeat in Afghanistan is acceptable.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

US Marines love women so they secretly photogrph them and publish

Marines Under Investigation For Sharing Nude Photos Of Women

A scandal has come to light that women soldiers are being photographed nude and photos being shared on a secret page on Facebook

In the US marines, this is an act of indiscipline( photographing women combatants in the nude). the moment the information was available to the authorities the Naval Criminal Investigative Service was asked to investigate. The photographs have been taken down.  But it is not known how long these photographs were on the secret page on Facebook. .An internal Marine Corps document obtained has revealed that a former Marine maintained the Google Drive and that it had a following of 30,000. !

Anything wrong with it? 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Putin is an animal lover: See him with a Leopard


Vladimir Putin is a strong man. I mean physically as well as his mental makeup. He is also a black belt in Judo and was the head of the Soviet era Secret police. Putin loves animals and was recently gifted a horse by the government of Khyrigistan.

Putin gave him a banana and made friends with the animal. Putin was also friends with the leopard cub. Well, Donald does like him, so wait and see when the two meet.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

"Ghazi" was the title conferred on Akbar after Beheading Hemu

Akbar the Great Earned the title “Ghazi” after Beheading the Hindu General Hemu

Akbar is given the title “the Great” by the Indian government in their textbooks. This is an example of skewed secularism and a sign of appeasement of the minorities. The real facts are chilling. Akbar was given the title of “ghazi” which means slayer of infidels, meaning Hindus.
Akbar slew Hindus by the thousands. After the siege of Chittor in 1562, he massacred 30,000 Hindus and made a big pyramid of the skulls as a sign of victory. Earlier in the Second Battle of Panipat in 1556, he beheaded an unconscious Hemu the Hindu general. He thus earned the title of Ghazi, as a slayer of infidels. This title was much sought after by Muslim rulers greatly and Akbar was no exception. His son Jahangir, born of a Hindu mother slew a Hindu slave with one blow of his sword to earn the title of Ghazi.
It’s about time the truth regarding these Muslim emperors was related to the young and old alike to give a balanced view of history

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The film " The Ghazi Attack" is aThrilling Navy war Film

The film" The Ghazi Attack"
is a film in Telugu that relates the sinking of the Pakistan Navy submarine PNS Ghazi off the coast of Visakhapatnam. It had been tasked to try and destroy the Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. The submarine made an arduous voyage of 11000 miles and for this it deserves praise.

The submarine failed and was sunk by an aging Indian frigate INS Rajput. This is depicted in the film which is based on a book " the Blue story". Fans can see Om Puri in his last role, albeit a small one. But a great film, simply because not many such films are made in India.

Originally shot in Telugu the film is dubbed in Hindi and Tamil and hopefully may do well at the box office.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

General Micheal Flynn's Resignation is the Weakness of Donald Trump



Lieutenant General Micheal Flynn was one of the closest advisors on security to Donald Trump. He had the ear of the President and obviously whatever he did could only be at the behest of Donald.  Now we have a case where Flynn has either been asked to resign by Donald or he quit on his own. This is immaterial as the main fact that a close advisor and supporter of Donald has to go for something which he did maybe at the behest of Donald,\

Flynn is accused of discussing sanctions imposed by Obama with the Russian ambassador. The Americans consider this a breach of security, though just how talking to the Russian ambassador compromises Flynn beats one's imagination. The American politicians are paranoid about Russia and hence Flynn had to go.

The entire episode weakens Donald as Flynn was in reality just articulating the approach of Donald. the knives will soon be out for Donald and he better watch out.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Dating Russian Beauties: How to Go About it * 60


Dating Russian Girls for Love and marriage: Anastasia Web

The Path to Russian Girls

Every man dreams of a lovely, fair and auburn or golden hair girl. A man also has an inherent desire to try for a relationship with someone exotic; maybe a mystery woman. 
Russia was earlier referred to as an ‘Iron Curtain’. It was very difficult to date Russian women. But it is human nature to look for something inaccessible and Russian women behind the Iron Curtain was greatly desired. Anastasia web helps American and Canadian men have access to Russian women for dating and marriage.
The site AnastasiaWeb.com is a family run business that openly espouses the cause of showcasing Russian beauties. The site is a member of the American Society of Travel Agents and the Central & Eastern Europe Travel Board, The site is owned by David and Elena Besuden who met in 1992 and later launched the site.
Anastasia Web is operational since 1993. 
a) The site primarily caters to men from the USA, Canada, and Western Europe and opens a door to friendship and dating Russian and CIS states women.
b) Anastasia has a sister site at svadba.com for Russian and CIS women. It has over 60,000 men profiles.
c) The site claims that all profiles of women listed on it are verified.
d) Anastasiweb.com organizes romance tours for its members to Russia and the CIS countries. These tours are organized frequently on a regular basis and are very popular.
e) The site has over 150000 girls and women from Russia and the CIS countries as its members. As most of the girls know very little English the site has translation services that are a great help.
f) This site is for members who are above the age of 18.
g) Membership is free, but further services are charged and one will have to pay for them. This is done by purchasing credits.
h) One of the prime activities of Anastasia is to help you rent apartments for your use in Russia, where you can stay with your Russian date or girlfriend.
Anastasia is a site that tries hard not to be labeled a scam site. But generally, credits purchased are not refunded back. However, if you have booked a romance tour and want to reschedule it the site will let you do the same.
The site arranges for introductions to Russian and CIS girls to its members from all over the world.
The site is a global site and anybody from all over the globe can become a member. No harm in a try. You may land a lovely Russian in your arms

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Review of the MIG-35 Russian Stealth Fighter






The Russian MIG-35 (Fulcrum-F) 4th generation stealth fighter is here

The Russian air force has recieved the first batch of the latest generation fighter that is the most advanced fighter and among the best in the world




Russia's MiG-29 Fulcrum: A Super Fighter The ... - nationalinterest.org ( Blasting News Support)
Russia's MiG-29 Fulcrum: A Super Fighter The ... - nationalinterest.org 


Mikoyan is a Russian aircraft factory founded in 1939 and given the name Mikoyan- Gurevich design bureau. It has turned out some legendary fighters like the MIG-15 ( of Korean war) and MIG-21. The last named has been flying for over 6 decades and rightly has found an entry into aviation's hall of fame. It is also the mainstay of the Indian Air Force.

The MIG-35 development

The Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau produced the MIG-29  also called the Fulcrum, but the plane was below expectation and the Russians have now launched an improved version called the MIG-35 or Fulcrum-F. This plane was shown at the 2007 Bangalore air show and many thought it was another version of the  MIG-29. The MIG-35 is a 4th generation fighter and 30% larger than the MIG-29. It also has the latest avionics and is the Russian equivalent of the F-35 the American stealth fighter.
The new MIG has the Zhuk-AE electronic array scanned radar (AESA). It is a single seat but has a twin seat version also. The aircraft is a stealth fighter and has an exceptional dogfight capability as well as ability to strike ship and surface targets.

Politics and MIG-35

The MIG-35 is closely watched by the USA. It was offered to India but lost out to the Rafale, the French plane. However, the Russian plane which retails for $ 35 million is much cheaper than the Rafale which is priced at $100 million. There is a good chance the Indians may regret the deal later on.
The MIG-35 has been bought by the Egyptian air force and the first batch is due to be handed over. If this happens it will be the first time that a Russian weapon system has entered Egypt after 1972 when Anwar Sadat sent 17,000 Soviet advisors packing. The deal is likely to be financed by the Saudi's as Egypt is bankrupt. The Saudi's have their own ax to grind as they are unhappy with American overtures to Iran and failure to attack Syria.The aircraft is giving leverage to Putin to get a foothold in the Middle East as he is under pressure in East Europe.

Last word

The MIG-35 is a sign that the Russian aircraft industry is in robust shape and only the American aircraft industry is a match for it. China lags behind and so are other powers. It will be interesting to compare how the latest MIG performs against the F-35 another state of art fighter used by the USAF

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Looking for love in the UAE * 76

The UAE is a swell place and one which is worth a holiday. It has some of the best bars and night joints and all you need is liquid cash and no place in the world can offer you anything better.  I recommend no better place for a freakout anywhere else than Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Here some of the high-end bars run all the night and though there is a hefty entrance charge as well, you won't mind it. A small pint of canned beer can set you back by $ 12-15, so be ready to pay. 
These are the best places to pick or strike a friendship with the higher class of women.Europeans and Russians dominate and Ukraine girls are not far behind. Do you want the company of a Muslim girl? Fine, this is the place, but the Muslim girls you get here are not the locals but the girls who have come from Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Oman, Iran and they are here because of the restrictions at their places. Here there is freedom and they make the most of it. Don't be taken in by the hijab they wear, for they are more mercenary that others and before they undress for you, they will shave your purse and credit card and maybe you won't mind it for a Muslim girl is exotic as ever.
I have been to all the top bars here and naming them is not my cup of tea to give them publicity for nothing, but I will say there is one on the 52nd floor of the Hotel Shangrila and having a Chivas at that altitude with your girlfriend can be exotic. A  view of the city beckons and there is a lovely girl DJ playing what you like and it can almost be like nirvana. There are at least a dozen such places in the UAE but be careful not to get drunk and drive. That could spoil everything, for the traffic police is not like in India.
One can't think of a safer place than the UAE and Dubai, but Dubai is a little more classy as it has a greater number of rich expatriates. The name of the game is money and if you have it, there is nothing better than the UAE. Yes, tourists also abound and I have been surprised at the number of single women as tourists. Most come for a longish stay and many come to heal their hearts, broken relationships and looking for love. Do they find it? 
The UAE is doing great and the best part is that it is just a 3 hr flight from Mumbai and considering the Mumbai- Calcutta flight takes 2.40hr, it looks close. Where to go next for a holiday? Yu have to decide what yu want and all I can say is that Dubai and the UAE is a wonderful place. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Attacks on Donald after his Win; Vicious and Terrible * 68

Donald won the election fair and square. However, a reading of the mainstream media will give the impression that the United States is in turmoil and the entire nation is unhappy with Donald's victory. This is far from the truth, yet media sites like the Huffington Post continue to chant that Donald is a serial liar. One may well ask the editors of the 4th estate whether in American politics there are any truthful people like Gandhi? Again, the media must answer as to how Donald won if he had no support. The millions that voted for him must feel insulted.

An analogy

There are a lot of similarities between the election of Narendra Modi and Trump. Modi won and the mainstream media was shocked and surprised. They sided with the defeated Congress party and began insinuating a host of things. They talked about him being a killer, man against secularism, and a wife deserter. The press was egged on by the defeated opponents.
In a similar fashion, the men who had written with disdain about Donald have now ganged up by giving prominence to lurid tales about him and insinuating that he was a Russian stooge. In addition, the previous president Obama tried his best to box in the US president by way of executive decisions. The effort is to cage Donald and limit him.

Mass hysteria

Many American citizens of prominence have been shouting that Donald is not their president. This is extremely divisive news and opponents like Madonna have said that they want to blow up the White House. Later, she said the words were taken out of context. Whatever it may be, a mass hysteria is built up against Trump. The effort is to delegitimize his victory. This does not bode well for the future. Donald will remain the president for at least 4 years, barring impeachment.

Allegations

By making wild allegations about his Russian connection the press and his opponents are hoping he will be impeached. Little do these demonstrators realize that they are destroying the USA from within. I wonder how Hillary could have been a better president with all the scandals surrounding her. Donald is a resilient man and one hopes he can weather the storm.

Legacy of Barack Obama. What can it be? * 64


The Legacy of Obama is a world more dangerous than ever

Obama will relinquish office soon but any positive effect of his rule is not visible except the world is now more unstable



PatriotNewsDaily.com » Obama's Legacy: A More Vulnerable America - patriotnewsdaily.com
PatriotNewsDaily.com » Obama's Legacy: A More Vulnerable America - patriotnewsdaily.com

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President Barack Mohammed Obama was the first president of the United States who was an afro-American and a man whose father was a Muslim. This per se does not have much meaning except blacks for centuries have been discriminated against and Muslims are looked at with distrust. He had a connection to both. One is apt to be charitable with the rule of eight years of Obama but during these eight years, he failed to do what he had promised. He had promised an end to wars, but that did not happen and despite inheriting a relatively calm world environment he leaves behind many unfinished issues and the rise of Islamic terror groups making the world a more dangerous place.

Legacy

When Obama took over as President he promised an end to all wars but he is leaving with a war still on in Iraq and Afghanistan. The US is getting embroiled in both and the new president will have to take some quick decisions. When Obama took over the Taliban had been defeated in Afghanistan, there was no ISIS and Libya was peaceful and Iraq was stable. After 8 years we see that the ISIS has become a global force striking at will and Iraq is mired in a bloody war, the Taliban has made a startling comeback in Afghanistan and Iran is flexing its muscles and taking American sailors as prisoners.
Even China is aggressive and he has not been able to control Pakistan and overall he and his secretary Hillary have not covered them with glory in the killing of the US ambassador in Libya. Overall it's been a downside and it is not helped that he never used the world Islamic even once to classify the terror groups operating all over. The world is a much more dangerous place now.

Further

He couldn't shore up the economy and he leaves with a 3 trillion dollar deficit in the budget. Obama could have done much more but perhaps he was constrained by his background and his connections. He claimed he was a Christian but he allowed some things to happen that have raised a question mark. In the dying period of his #presidency, He has tried to delegitimize the election of Trump by taking action against Russia for so-called cyber attacks as well as tried to put the clock back in US- Israeli relations. The new president has been presented with a fait accompli. Obama became president with great hopes but to many, he failed to deliver. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Moscow, Golden Showers and Donald Trump * 64



Trump In Moscow And Golden Showers News

It is alleged that Donald Trump on a visit to Russia asked a couple of Russian girls from a lower rung to do a lurid act before him

Donald Trump is perhaps the most hated president in US history and as per reports he has the lowest rating ever for an incoming president. The reason is that the 4th estate and many intellectuals from the Ivy League were unhappy that a man who did not toe the conventional line on Russia, America, Muslims and blacks would be the president of the USA. The aim then was to stop him becoming president. These worthies did not want a president who would render them inconsequential and in that background, even leaders of his own party went out of their way not to endorse Donald

But despite all this Donald romped home and much to the chagrin of these worthies who wanted to see Donald’s ashes, he has risen like the mythical bird the Phoenix and now will be sworn in as the 45th US president. The aim then became to discredit the incoming president and show the world here was a Russian stooge and he was not worthy to be the President of the USA. They cooked up the hacking scandal by the Russians which was claimed to help Donald. Now they have come up with another weird tale. It is being circulated that Donald on a visit to Russia in Moscow for the Miss World contests asked for a pair of Russian girls to enter his room and shower urine over each other as Donald watched.
These were unsubstantiated reports and soon the US and world press latched on it. It looks on the face of

it preposterous but it’s a lascivious tale and the Press has lapped it. What a way to show the world that the new president was a man of low character? Donald has denounced the news as a Fake, but his denial is drowned in a cacophony of voices “it could be true”.
The facts have been set right by the Russian president Vladimir Putin that Russia had no such news about Donald Trump. He appreciated that Russian girls are the most beautiful in the world, but the fact that Donald carried out the alleged “golden showers” act is simply not true. He rightly brought out that Donald was heading a beauty contest and had the pick of the world's most beautiful women and it was preposterous to suggest that he indulged in an act with Russian girls in front of him doing the “golden Showers”

The attack by the opponents of Donald seems to be fizzling out in the absence of any literal proof. Donald has castigated the US intelligence agencies which had a hand in leaking this news to malign the incoming president. It appears America is more divided than ever and this tale of Russian girls taking part in a lurid act in from of a US leader, soon to be sworn in as the president takes the cake.
source; http://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/01/17/putin-creators-of-trumps-golden-shower-dossier-are-worse-th/21656741/

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A Personal Memoir: Sailing with Arab Girls and Love Blossems

The Beginning

I have been in the UAE for quite some time and I can say it's a swell place. One of the finest places is Abu Dhabi which is also the capital of the United Arab Emeritus. Right from my house one can see the bay below where the boats of the Sheikhs are anchored.
My friend a Sheikh owned a luxury power boat. He was a good friend and I relished clinking glasses with him on his boat which had a mini bar as well. I would sip on Royal Salute as the Sheikh drank juices. He was not averse to a drink, but it was not often.
One day he rang me up and asked me to come down to the Jetty. He told me " Look, friend , today I am taking you for a spin in the Arabian Sea. The weather is fine and it will be a lovely cruise. "
" Fine " I replied, " I am on my way". I always loved these cruises as it was an excellent time to gorge on the hospitality of my friend. Good food and whiskey were always expected to be on the card.
" Look " he continued" I have company on board, so come ready." I was a bit intrigued but put it down to the Sheikhs language which so many times had earlier also been enigmatic.
I reached the wharf at sharp nine. The sun was out and a cool breeze blew. Being February, the weather is just about OK and it's in fact fun time in this region. I drove to the dock in my Mustang and sidled right up to the power launch. It was a midsized power boat and was the pet of the Sheikh. He waved to me from the deck and signaled me to come aboard.
I went up the small gangway and was soon on the deck. I found the boat had been scrubbed and cleaned and overall gave a nice smell. Perhaps the helpers had also sprayed a perfume all around. It was a great way to start a sea sail.
I had just stepped on the deck when 3 girls suddenly came from behind the cabin. One was an American and she looked fetching in a pair of shorts. There were two other girls and i could make out that they must be local girls from the UAE. They wore Burkha's and, but they held out their hands to shake. The Sheikh now appeared and introduced all the girls to me. the American was a friend of the Sheikh and I had a lurking suspicion, that there was more to their relationship.
The Arab girls were students in London and had come for a visit to their family. They had a flawless skin and were extremely fair.

The trip begins

The Sheikh soon gave the order to move to the sea. Looking at the Arab girls I wondered how they would cope with the sea voyage in a burkha. As we left the sheltered cove the wind velocity increased, yet it was very pleasant. A strong gust of the wind and I was in for a shock. The burkha lifted up in a swirl and I was witness to the incandescent beauty of the girl’s legs. Obviously, they had worn nothing underneath the Burkha except for lovely bikinis.
As the boat moved forward the Sheikh opened cans of beer on the deck on a small table and we began to guzzle the beer. Now the girls did something which I had suspected as they discarded their burkha and stood out in all their glory. They were lovely. I can't now recollect their names, but perhaps in such a scenario a name is not important. I will say they were bold and I was struck by their shapely beauty. I had also stripped to my trunks. I have a fair amount of muscle all over my body, having spent time in the armed forces and so I felt fit and fine.
The girls also sipped the beer along with me and we chatted on all matters under the sun. The sheik was a perfect host as along with the beer a sumptuous spread was laid out. I enjoyed it and the fact remains the Arab girls impressed me. The sea was calm in a way, but the wind blew. The American girl wore a fine black bikini as well, but she paled before the Arab beauties.
The clouds began to darken and the host murmured “never thought a squall will come, hope it passes away". The sea now became a little rough and the wind blew stronger. The host suggested we retire below deck. But the Arabs said “No" and we continued on deck while the Sheikh and his American girl evaporated
Mystery woman
Mystery woman

Sailing in the rain


The sea now darkened as the overhead clouds burst. A fine drizzle commenced and both me and the girls enjoyed the rain. One must remember it is a tropical country and the rain here is more pleasure and fun. As we sailed the rain continued. It was just a drizzle, but the sea was choppy to an extent. A wave came and one of the girls was pushed towards me. She shrieked as she thought she would be swept away, but I held her close. Holding her in my arms gave me tremendous confidence. The other girl shouted
“I am going down". She left to go below deck, but I held on to my Arab girl as strongly as ever. It was an eon as I held her and all along the rain had increased. She made no attempt to move away as I held her in my arms, with the rain beating all around and the boat lurching slightly. Now thunder boomed and boomed again. I pushed her flat on deck to cover her from the rain. As my body hovered her a magical moment happened. With the rain beating down I kissed the girl. The water entered our mouths and that made the kiss more exhilarating.
The laws of nature are not defined and nor those of emotion. The inevitable happened with the rain beating down on my back. As I closed my eyes, I was reminded of the act of a lion. It was over, more like a beast in a jungle. I got up and helped her up.
“Looks like we should head back,sheikh" I said. The captain came up and announced we were going back. The rain had stopped and the sea had calmed. I wondered how the sea had become ferocious when I had had the Arab girl in my arms and now had calmed down. It was a magical moment. It was timed to perfection. I remembered the word of the almighty “not a leaf moves without my will"

The end

We sailed back and slowly entered the harborsheikcame up from below deck. He had probably a good time. He saw me and the girl and smiled. I wondered if he had guessed the magical moment between us. The girl now sped below deck. As the boat docked the girls both emerged on deck dressed in their burkha. They shook hands and the girl who had been intimate just looked at me with large expressive eyes.
I shook her hand and then realized I never knew her name, nothing about her. Yet this incident will remain a fleeting memory for ever.

An Indian girl with Japanese father and Indian mother is Miss Japan

Miss Japan

Japan was for centuries a closed society. In fact, from about 1600 the Togukawa shogunate closed Japan from the rest of the world in the belief that the Japanese were superior to the world, and could not associate with other races, who they deemed inferior. The Japanese imposed stringent restrictions on foreigners and hardly anyone was allowed into Japan. This state of affairs continued till about 1850 when the American flotilla commanded by Commodore Mathew Perry laid siege to Edo Bay. He was successful and the Japanese had no choice but to give in to American demands and open up their country.

Copying the West
The Japanese are avid learners and they soon copied or even bettered some of the ideas from the West. They built up a formidable military machine and at one time dominated the entire SE Asia. The Japanese also copied the concept of beauty pageants and began to have their own contests.

Despite the opening up, a section of the Japanese people still looked down on other races and many Japanese children from mixed marriages suffered, Called Haafu, or half Japanese, these children were often discriminated against. A blow was struck against this apartheid when last year a Haafu girl Ariana Miyamoto won the Miss Japan beauty contest for the first time. Many criticized her as she did not look Japanese enough. Nevertheless, she represented Japan at the world beauty contest.

Half-Indian girl wins beauty pageant


This year another girl with mixed parentage Priyanka Yoshikawa has won the Miss Japan title. She is half Indian, as her father is from Calcutta and her mother is Japanese. She is related to the ex-Indian chief minister of Bengal and spent over a year in Calcutta in 2003-04. Priyanka was born in Tokyo and will represent Japan at the Miss World contest this year to be held in Washington. She has joined the rank of Celebrities.

Last word


Orthodox Japanese are not happy at a non-Japanese girl winning the beauty contest and now representing Japan. But times are changing and so is Japan. There is more openness now and Priyanka considers herself Japanese first before anything else