Omygdaily – May 09 2016

By | May 9, 2016

A compendium of news/articles/videos/pictures/events/stories that triggered the “Oh my god alarm!” Omygdaily – May 09 2016 edition will discuss:

  • The Kashmir imbroglio. India has its work cut out, it seems. It will require supreme effort from various parties to see peace reign in the valley. However, more than one party is to be blamed for the situation we are in, and it is just not India.
  • The evil effects of caste system. Wife is denied water over caste… the husband then digs a well in 40 days.
  • How human egg activation leads to a bright spark of light.

Omygdaily – May 09 2016


Geopolitics

India has its work cut out, it seems. It will require supreme effort to see peace reign in the valley. However, more than one party is to be blamed for the situation we are in, and it is just not India. (Read More)

The author is from Srinagar, Kashmir, and is studying in Germany. Most of what he says is true, violence is indeed on the rise in Kashmir. However, it seems that he is biased in his opinion and is being unfair towards India. My thought is, instead of blaming everything on India, maybe he should also acknowledge that the problem probably lies with both sides—India, and Kashmiris who want to secede from India.

He recommends India to work with Pakistan and Kashmiris alike to solve the imbroglio. Why work with Pakistan? In my opinion, Pakistan has no role to play in an internal matter of India. We can solve this matter ourselves through dialogue and a little give and take. There is absolutely no need to include Pakistan in this matter. Pakistan, which by the way, is a failing state has its own problem to fix, and they are innumerable to list in this post. However, to keep a lid on its own problem, it is fomenting trouble everywhere else, including Bangladesh, where it was kicked out from in 1971.

By the way, after reading the article, I have a distinct feeling that the author is a pro-Pakistani. If that’s indeed the case, then it would behoove him to read and write about what is happening in Azad Kashmir, otherwise known as Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK). Kashmiris who have visited POK have, themselves, written about the condition of the people there. According to one of those visitors to POK, people there are still living in “stone ages.”

Furthermore, he needs to be probably reminded that while India has respected the Constitution of J&K and has not allowed outsiders to settle in the state, it seems, Pakistan has allowed 28,000 Afghan families to settle in POK. And, supposedly, those Afghan migrants have wreaked havoc in that area. Azad Kashmir is not so Azad after all. The boot of the Pakistan Army is stomping on the face of Azad Kashmir, forever. I am, of course, paraphrasing a famous quote from George Orwell.

Finally, maybe he should also talk about the ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri pandits because any solution has to include the Kashmiri pandits, too. Without that, there will be no peace in the valley. 


Say what now?

Wife is denied water over caste… the husband then digs a well in 40 days. (Read More)

This is what is messed up with India—caste system. Although caste system is banned in India, it is still practiced in many parts of the country and nobody seems to get in trouble for practicing it. If I were this gentleman, after hitting water, I’d have visited the person who shamed his wife and screamed, “In your face, dummkopf.” But he is a much nobler man than I am; hence, he chose to be humble. How great is this man that he doesn’t even want to name the person who shamed his wife, as he doesn’t want any confrontation in his village. And these are the hardworking, honest, decent and humble people who are struggling to make ends meet, whereas conniving, scheming and backstabbing “polytickcians” are millionaires. Ironies of life!


Science

Human egg activation leads to a bright spark of light (Read More)

People are calling it “fireworks”; I’d rather call it the big bang of life—life starting with a big bang… a huge spark; going through nine months of biological expansion; then coming to life; going through various cycles of existence and, finally, returning to dust.


 

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