Daily Archives: September 16, 2008

State of Women in Karachi

If a Karachi(Pakistan) police surgeon is to be believed, on an average 100 rapes take place in the port city of Karachi alone, and mostly working women are the victims. 

He said because of the “lengthy medical process and delayed justice system in Pakistan”, only 0.5% of rape cases are reported to the police. 
“On average, 100 women are raped every 24 hours in Karachi city alone, and a majority of them are working women. I am saying with full authority that such a large number of rape cases happen in the city. But very few rape survivors have the courage to come forward in search of justice,” Additional Police Surgeon Zulfiqar Siyal said on Monday. 

He added that a majority of the victims working as domestic help.

Source: TOI

If something like this is happening in a caity like karachi (which is the largest city in pakistan) , then think what is happening in other smaller cities.

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Google Andriod – Launch date getting closer

T Mobile could launch the first Android based smartphone this October. The “Dream” is expected to be announced Sept. 23 and in stores sometime late October. HTC will manufacture the device and will combine the best features available in Iphone and Blackberry. Analysts at WSJ are already predicting sales estimates of around 300,000 to 500,000 this year.

Sources such as Forbes and Infoworld have leaked some of the features like :

  • Large touchscreen with haptic feedback
  • Full QWERTY keypad
  • 5 inches long and 3 inches wide
  • Keypad that either slides or swivels for easy typing/texting
  • Internet navigation controls below the touchscreen display

Will ” Dream” be the iphone Killer or is it a big hype?

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Pig attacks Lion

Just watch

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Sarah Palin and Russia

GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was interviewed by Charles Gibson the other day. Here is an excerpt of her comments on how to deal with Russia in the future:

GIBSON: And under the NATO treaty, wouldn’t we then have to go to war if Russia went into Georgia?
PALIN: Perhaps so. I mean, that is the agreement when you are a NATO ally, is if another country is attacked, you’re going to be expected to be called upon and help.
But NATO, I think, should include Ukraine, definitely, at this point and I think that we need to — especially with new leadership coming in on January 20, being sworn on, on either ticket, we have got to make sure that we strengthen our allies, our ties with each one of those NATO members.
We have got to make sure that that is the group that can be counted upon to defend one another in a very dangerous world today.
GIBSON: And you think it would be worth it to the United States, Georgia is worth it to the United States to go to war if Russia were to invade.
PALIN: What I think is that smaller democratic countries that are invaded by a larger power is something for us to be vigilant against. We have got to be cognizant of what the consequences are if a larger power is able to take over smaller democratic countries.
And we have got to be vigilant. We have got to show the support, in this case, for Georgia. The support that we can show is economic sanctions perhaps against Russia, if this is what it leads to.

Is she seriouslly thinking of going to war with Russia over Georgia? Would’nt going to war with Russia would make the world a more dangerous place? Which country was a larger power and which country was a smaller power when Iraq was invaded (on the pretext of finding WMD’s).  

If the statement was made to gain political mileage then it is OK , but if she is seriously considering a conflict with Russia , then God help us all

 

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