Tuesday, September 30, 2008


From many days, I have been in my village with my uncle, aunt, cousins and other relatives and zealously waiting to celebrate Eid with great happiness and collectiveness. May be, tomorrow will be the Eid (depending upon the situation of moon), on one side it is quite natural that I m very excited and happy coz tomorrow will be the Eid, but on the other i m little bit sad coz Ramdaan month is going to end for this year and I have to wait one more year to seek its blessing.

The month of Ramdaan is very special for all the Muslims, in this month the holy book ‘Quran’ has gifted to this world by our creator and sustainer, the most gracious ‘Allah sweet’. It is a blessing month and we all are very fortunate to have this month in every year in our life. Every Muslims enjoys 30 days of this month by fasting and indulge in prayers. ‘Tarav’h’, a special prayer (namaz) in which the whole Quran is recited by the ‘Imam’, has performed in the month of Ramdaan(yesterday was the last one). After the whole month, the festival of Eid is celebrated by the Muslims, in order to mark the honour of the month Ramdaan.

So, this is the importance and significance of the month ‘Ramdaan’. Inshallah, tomorrow i will celebrate the celebration of Eid, the most awaited festival of the month.
Eid Mubarak to All of you...

Mohammed Farhan Khan

Monday, September 22, 2008

Back to home....

Tomorrow, Inshallah I will be leaving for my most beautiful place ….MY HOME.
From then, when I reserved my seat in train, I am eagerly waiting for this day and now the date is arrived.
Some things in life will never change…like the home sickness, I am staying away from home since 3 years, but then also …whenever I go back to home, I feel very excited and happy.
I left my clothes unwashed from many days in the hope that it will wash by my servant when I will arrive home (heheh…little bit lazy person I am)
The feeling of relaxation of being in home is much greater than any relaxation in the world.
This time, I feel more fortunate because I m going to celebrate Eid with my family, which comes once in a year. In the eve of this festival, I will be with my whole family and my all relatives, so the day will be more fun and playful for me.
I hope I will enjoy my exciting holiday with my Family.

Friends, may be I will not be able to write articles as soon as I am writing now, but Inshallah after it, I will come with my pending ones…have a blast in this Blog again ….till then take care u all ……
Ma’as salaamah

Friday, September 19, 2008


I promised you to write one more article on Bollywood, there are many things which I have to show, so this is my second article on it, showing the dark side of Bollywood.

Bollywood is the only field (in my view) in which there are breaking news (in every hour) for the followers of it, so whether it is Aaj tak or Zee news, everybody wants to show the news first. Everyday a new star is born and thousand of stars are present struggling to become Shahrukh khan and Amitabh bachchan but (unfortunately), very few are able to make it.
Bollywood, as soon as, the name flashes, we start to think of Glamour, Fashion, style, Fame, celebrities, films, starts etc. but nobody thinks about the politics which has become the part and parcel of Bollywood. (May be you are thinking, politics is the word which present everywhere, in every aspect of life, but who cares for them.)
The feeling of insecurity and fear of loosing the present status leads them (stars) to fight or you can say bitterness among them. It is like a cold war, even when they are shooting with each other, there’s continuously present a tension between them, which leads them apart.
These types of bitterness among the Bollywood actors and actress were very rare in old days, like Raj kapoor and Dilip kumar managed to maintain their friendship in spite of fierce competition, Rajendra kumar and Raj kumar also maintained it with a certain dignity, for a while, there was some bitterness when Rajesh khanna and Amitabh bachchan were competitors but they managed to resolve it.
But today, the things have changed; now Bollywood is having a different face, the money and competition have acquired a big place, everybody wants to charge more money than other actors, in order to become supreme. Competition and money is the driving force that keeps on to pull down other’s leg to sustain him in this environment.
The three Khans (Srk, Sallu, Amir), who are said to be the biggest celebrity in the film industry, but then also, there has always been a constant fear and insecurity among them, which recent fight leads them apart. Amitabh bachchan (shahenshah of Bollywood), after attaining 65 yrs of his age, then also he is comparing him with young actors (Thank god, not with actress…ha-ha). Akshay kumar, is the new khiladi who joined this league and started passing nasty and unusual comments on Shahrukh khan regarding King of Bollywood.
Yeah, I forget, there is also another race for the title of KING, Shahrukh khan is known as the ‘King of Bollywood’ or ‘King Khan’, but Salman khan, in his fight with Shahrukh, said, “I m the real King khan, you are not”, and Akshay kumar after making his film, ‘Singh is king’, is also thinking himself as a ‘King’.
Actually there is a lot of confusion regarding, who is the King of Bollywood...in my view, I think, we the audience are the real King of Bollywood, Coz by our efforts, the films of these stars has became successful. So the original King is the audience, because for us they are making their films and by our effort, they are able to sustain in this film industry (which continuously tries to pull them down).
I think, actors and directors should know about the real King of Bollywood and start to make some good films rather than running for the title of ‘King’.
It doesn’t matter, how much money they charge or paid for films, but the films they made are worth to watch. We don’t care, whether Shahrukh is King or Akshay is Singh, but we only care for our 100 bucks for the movie, “our Paisa should be wasool”.

Mohammed Farhan Khan

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Bollywood, the most glamorous part of India, this year is not seems to be good for bollywood, as many films were released on different topic, what we called ‘zara hatke movies’, but very few of them are able to conquer the heart of audience. The expected high movies sank and less expected movies goes on high.
The big budget movies like ‘Tashan’, ‘Thoda pyaar thoda magic’ and ‘love story 2050’ were not struck on the screen more than two weeks. Bollywood has lost more than 350 crore in this year, even the films with big stars such as ‘Jodha Akbar’ and ‘U,me aur hum’ haven’t done well. The director of ‘Jodha Akbar’, Ashutosh Gowarikar, a well known director, has not able to re-create the same magic like ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Swades’.
The low budget movies like ‘Aamir’, ‘Mithya’ and ‘Jannat’ were attracted the audience much and done well in box office.
Anees Bazmee’s ‘Singh is King’ was quite grossing in terms of money-maker, but film lacks the story line. After spending and watching 120 mins on this film, you will realize why its 1200 copies were sold-up in one week only, because after that, nobody wants to buy its print. Anees Bazmee is a director of two great movies ‘Pyaar toh hona hi tha’ and ‘No entry’, than also he has made the film like ‘Singh is king’, I don’t know why….? May be ….age effect (ha-ha)

‘Jaane tu ya jaane na’...what I called a young generation movie (mind-blowing), the movie was perfect in every sense, direction-acting-songs…everything of this movie was good. Even though the movie had an all newcomer cast, it has done really well in smaller as well as bigger towns and became one of the best movie of this year. Amir khan, again proved himself ‘a perfectionist’ and a quite good entrepreneur for producing two films ‘Taare zameen par’ and now ‘Jaane tu ya jaane na’.

As a debutant, Ranbir kapoor has collected a lot of fame than any other new comer; well he has to be as he is a son of Rishi kapoor. In ‘Bachna aie haseeno’, Ranbir washed out his stains which was struck after his performance in ‘Sawaariya’ (unfortunately not done well in the box office) and proved others as he is going to be next legend of Kapoor khaandaan.

Our films are based on many present topics and became a starter and solutions of many problems. These days terrorism is on a high, so our directors also developed new method to curb it. The movie ‘Wednesday’ is based on the terrorist attack and makers of it has given a very unusual, but in some way a good idea to fight against terrorism.
The chances of low budget movie to do well on the box office is more than the big budget movies, as it easily cover the budget and become a hit on the box office. That’s the main reason of these movies to do well in box office, but some of them is really having good direction like the movie ‘Wednesday’, ‘Mithya’, ‘Bhootnath’ and ‘Sarkar raj’.
The recent hungama on the box office is created by the most popular movie of this year Farhan Akhtar’s ‘rock on’. The production, design and styling of the movie are perfect. The different storyline-direction and good songs are really attracted the public. Farhan and Arjun rampal were born to be a rock stars and it seemed their childhood dream comes true by this movie. This film is said to be he biggest hit of this year, everybody is saying that it is better than the ‘Jaane tu ya jaane na’.
Unfortunately, I have not seen ‘Rock on’ yet, but I will definetly see it as soon as possible as I get free.
Farhan really needs appreciation as he took a risk of his directorial image and acts as a debutant in his movie and even sung songs of this movie. He has proved himself as a seven number scorpio by Acting, Directing, Producing and now as a singer in his movie ‘Rock on’.
Excel entertainment (headed by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani) is continually growing up by the effort of these two young boys.

So that’s all what I liked about this year 2008 of bollywood. There are lots of shits and things to be discuss about bollywood, but I have written what need to be focused and discuss.

In my next artile, I will discuss some more things of Bollywood which became a head and tail of bollywood. Wait, till I complete it.

Mohammed Farhan Khan

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Another blast....

yesterday evening, there was another blast, this time they targeted DELHI - the sate of administration. I was so terrified that i dont have a guts to buy a newspaper today morning, as i know that there would be lots of pics of dead peoples but then also i have to buy it to know about the blast, i was very emotional just beacuse of this act done by those. What they want to proof by doing such blasts and taking a lives of 100 of peoples. They steal the life of those peoples, thier rights to live in this beautiful world(which unfortunatelty made hell by them), they steal thier wife's right for thier husband, children's right of thier father.
Who are they...? From where they hav come...? Wat they want...?....watever but i want to assure them ....they are making a big place in hell fire ...as well as in this world also ...cursed by many peoples. They will never be able to live in this world peacefully.
I spit on those peoples who had done this act for thier personal satisfaction or watever be the reason.

Friday, September 12, 2008


September 11, will always be remember as ‘unforgettable day’ for Americans. On 11th September 2001, the tallest tower of the world, called as Twin towers or world trade center (WTC), vanished in the air, like a mud in the sea and marked it as a unsolved history of ‘who had done this…?’
Some says it was a terrorist attack by Al-Qaeda, some says it was political mystery of America or some says it was an attack of Jews on Americans, but it remained as a mystery and world knows it as a terrorist attack.
Today, it is a seventh anniversary of what the Americans have taught us to call 9/11 attack on WTC. The 21st century began with demolition of world trade center and marking a beginning of international terrorism.
No doubt, US became a super power in the world after the World War II, but then also, the super power status of America was not able to restrict the gateway of terrorism in their owns country.
The destruction of the world trade center struck a blow not only at the institutions of America and global capitalism but at the self confidence that undergirded them. In a country that despite fighting a dozen major war in its history, had not seen a direct attack on a major city like New York in living memory.
As I told you, it remains a mystery as ‘who had done this?’ Everybody is thinking about the involvement of the Al-Qaeda, and may be there was an involvement of it, but Al-Qaeda has got its popularity, as never it had before.
Al-Qaeda’s chief ‘Osama bin laden’ in his released tape, had denied about his involvement in this attack but said, ‘whoever had done this, had done a very good job’.
This leads America to attack on Afghanistan, which was considered to be a centre of Al-Qaeda.
Now, I want to ask one question, the attack on WTC was considered as a terrorism attack, though there was no perfect clue of it, and the attack of America on Afghanistan,
Isn’t it considered to be terrorism?
Because it was attack by America or it was a legal war, so it doesn’t make it a terrorist attack.
In both cases, there are massive killing of innocent peoples. Just because of destruction of WTC, America destroyed the whole country of Afghanistan in search of Osama bin laden, and at last, they didn’t find him.
The result is that, even after 7 years of US attack on Afghanistan, the Afghanistan is yet not able to remunerate its resources and make a development of mankind.
The United Nations organization, name itself depict the unity of nations, which works for peace and cooperation among nations, but where it was, where was that unity of nation, peace and cooperation, when Americans attacked on Afghanistan, where thousands of lives were taken away by the president bush arrogant nature.
These treaties are the monopoly of big countries like US, China, Russia etc and not for the underdeveloped countries like Afghanistan.
After 9/11, we have seen the opposite of the earlier attitude of the bush administration: war in Afghanistan, the invasion in Iraq, and the destruction of Baghdad.
Are the lives of peoples living in countries like higher than the lives of peoples living in Afghanistan or Iraq…? Or the thinking of Americans is so high that they are not able to make a difference between terrorism attack and their own attack on other countries.
I think Americans should not forget, Benjamin Franklin’s wise dictum, that,
“Those sacrifice liberty for the security will end up with neither”

Mohammed Farhan Khan

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


The four year controversy over the M.F.Hussain’s painting ‘Bharat mata’, put to rest by the Supreme Court. The argument that the painting, which depicted a nude woman as mother India, had hurt the sentiments of every sane citizen did not impress the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court refused the petition and termed M.F.Hussain’s painting ‘a work of Art’. Now, 93 years M.F.Hussain, who has been in self imposed exile, since January 2006 in Dubai and London, when some RIGHT-WING groups threatened him with dire consequences, is able to return India.
I think petitioner should stop filing these types of unnecessary petition against the innocent person like M.F.Hussain.
The RIGHT-WING groups, what do you understand by this..? Some group of a person, who really cares for the rights of peoples. But which rights, Do we really cares for the rights…? Yeah off course, we are, because we are filing petition against the person like M.F.Hussain, who is just showing his style of arts, what about those people who unnecessarily forcing Marathi language and culture over the people living in Maharashtra.
I think you got my guess, whom I am talking about, yeah Mr. Raj Thakarey, a man who has such a big power in his hands, in his just two words, his follower is ready to cut throat of others. Instead of using his power in right direction or for the betterment and development of Maharashtra, he is using it in a unnecessary thing and making Maharashtra worse day by day.
I respect all languages and make a proud of it, because it contains India’s culture and diversity in its linguistic nature. But it doesn’t mean that if I like Marathi so it must be force others to speak.
Raj thakeray’ thinking is very different; he is saying that if somebody is living in Maharashtra so he should speak Marathi because Marathi is the official language of Maharashtra. But I would rather say, first he is a citizen of India, and Hindi is the national language of the country, so he should speak Hindi instead of Marathi, which is a secondary language.
The division of states in India is because of the better efficiency of governance, it doesn’t mean to divide citizen’s thinking on the basis of its region.
So my country’s RIGHT-WING groups, you should all file petitions in which really violation of rights occurs. In this case of Marathi language, peoples would really feel good and impressed, if Supreme Court should take some restrictive measures against these MNS leaders.
So peoples of India, stop dividing India on the basis of language and culture of different region and stop saying, we are Marathi, we are Punjabi, or we are south Indian or north Indian.
“Let’s say we are INDIANS”

Mohammed Farhan Khan


India is one of the biggest country in the world. It ranked 7th in terms of area and land acquisition, among all other countries in the world. The geographical structure of this country is very different from the rest of the countries. As you all know, India is the largest peninsula in the world, so it is covered with water from its three sides. The northern part of the country is covered by great Himalayas. So, due to its vast area and nature, it is difficult to govern whole of India with singular structure.
For the better governance or for the administrative purpose, India is divided into three sections: 1) the National Capital territory, 2) States, 3) union territories.
New Delhi is the capital of India, so it comes under the National Capital Territory (NCT). It is called as National capital territory of Delhi. Delhi has its own chief minister (council of ministers) and elected legislative assembly.
Apart from this, state divides India into 28 parts i.e. India has 28 states. There are seven union territories in India at present.
The difference between the states and the union territory is that, a union territory is a sub-national administration division of India. Union territories are ruled directly by the federal national government. The president of India appoints an administrator or lieutenant governor for each territory. But in states, it has its own selected government and has its own council of ministers and legislative assembly. Unlike, union territory the state has its chief minister.
The formation of the states and the union territory in India were the long process. The sub continent of India has been ruled by many different ethnic groups throughout its history, each imposing their own administration division in the regions.

Here, I am going to discuss it, from the British India to the present India.

The British India was made up of two types of states, the provinces and the princely states. Provinces were ruled directly by British officials, either a governor or chief commissioner, who were appointed by the viceroy.
Princely states were ruled by local hereditary rulers, who acknowledged British sovereignty in return for local autonomy.
British India had 15 provinces: Ajmer-merwara, Assam, Baluchistan, Bengal, Bihar, Bombay, Central provinces and berar, Coorg, Delhi, Madras, Northwest Frontiers, Orissa, Punjab, Sind and United Provinces and had hundreds of princely states, which diffrered in size, and with wide variation in population.
Most of the princely states were under the authority of a British political agent responsible to the governor of a province, but the four largest princely states, Hyderabad, Baroda, Mysore and Jammu and Kashmir, were directly under the authority of governor-general of India.

After the independence, the period between 1947 and 1950 witnessed the consolidation of the former princely states into new provinces, usually governed by a rajpramukh (governor), appointed by the governor-general of India. In 1950, the Indian constitution took effect, the office of the governor-general was abolished and India created several different categories of states.
Part- A states, which were the former provinces, were ruled by an elected governor and state legislature. The part A states (nine) were Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Bombay, M.P. (formerly central provinces and berar), Madras, Orissa, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh (formerly united province).

The part B states (eight) were fomer princely states or groups of princely states, governed by a rajpramukh. They were Hyderabad, Saurashtra, Mysore, Travancore-cochin, Madhya bharat, Vindhya Pradesh, Patiala and east Punjab states union (PEPSU), and Rajasthan.

The part C states (10) included both former princely states and provinces. They were governed by a chief commissioner. They are Delhi, Kutch, Himachal Pradesh, Bilaspur, Coorg, Bhopal, Manipur, Ajmer and tripura. J&K had special status until 1957.

The former French and Portuguese colonies in India were incorporated as the union territories of Pondicherry, Dadra, Nagar Haveli, Goa, Daman and Diu in 1962.
In 1953, the telugu- speaking portion of Madras state voted to became the new state of Andhra Pradesh, the first of India’s linguistic states.
In 1956, when the state Re-Organization Act took effect, the distinction between part A, B, and C states were gone and state boundaries were drawn along linguistic lines. Many new states and union territories have been created out since 1956.

Bombay state was split into the linguistic states of Gujarat and Maharashtra on 1 may, 1960 by the Bombay Re-Organization Act. The Punjab Re-Organization Act of 1966 divided the Punjab along linguistic and religious lines, creating a new Hindu and Hindi speaking state of Haryana, transferring northern district of Punjab to Himachal Pradesh and designating, Chandigarh, the shared capital of Punjab and Haryana, a union territory.
Nagaland was made a state in 1962, Meghalaya and Himachal Pradesh in 1971, and Tripura and Manipur in 1972.
The Kingdom of Sikkim joined the Indian union as a state in 1975. Mizoram was made a state in 1986 and Goa and Arunachal in 1987, while Goa’s northern exclaves of Daman and Diu became a separate union territory.
In 2000, three states were created, chattisgarh(nov.1 2000) was created out of eastern Madhya Pradesh, Uttaranchal (nov. 9, 2000) since renamed Uttarakhand (jan.1, 2008) was created out of hilly regions of north west UP and Jharkhand (15 nov. 2000) was created out of the southern district of Bihar.
National capitol territory of Delhi comes under the union Territory of India. The NCT of Delhi and pondicherry, are the only UT which has their own elected legislative assemblies and council of minister, but their powers are limited, certain legislation must be reserved for the consideration of assent of the president of India.
So this is the Formation of states in India, as it was a long process but I have written it in a brief way, so that everybody can understand this article of mine. Next time, if anybody asks you about the states and Union territory of India, so make sure him in a correct way.

Mohammed Farhan Khan

Friday, September 5, 2008


Our national language is Hindi, but we speak many languages in India. Some of them are Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Sindhi, Punjabi, Manipuri, Kashmiri, Sanskrit etc. every region has its own language, but if we see in a general way, then everybody wants to speak in English. It become a symbol of education and literacy, after all I m also writing this article in English.
When English was first introduced in India, it was considered as a foreign language and many of them boycotted it because of it British nature. But, this English language has given us a many things; firstly, it broke the intellectual isolation among Indians, secondly, it unite us to speak one language, before it was difficult to unite Indian as they were speaking their own local language, thirdly, it helps to understand the writings of foreigners which gave us a broad sense of thinking etc.
The English language has contributed a vast majority of things but here I am not going to discuss these things, I m just here to ask,... Is English language really a foreign language for Indians after many years of its birth? Before independence to the present day, India has produced many English writers, who are not only famous in India, but also in world they have their own identity.
Though foreign in its origin, English has been adopted in India as a language of education and literacy expression besides being an important medium of communication on a vast scale.
Its history in India commences with Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s (1774-1833) campaign for introduction of scientific education in India through the English medium.
He could use the English language effectively, though he learnt it only after he was 16 years of age. But when Vivekananda spoke and wrote in English, Americans described him as a ‘perfect master of the English language’
Among those whose writings in prose are considered as a literature, the names of Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) stands out. He particularly remembered for his ‘glimpses of world history’, ‘discovery of India’, and ‘an autobiography’ (1936). Gandhiji is reported to have cultivated English carefully, his precision, economy and clarity in the use of English is unequalled and strong instrument in his hands.
Nirad chaudhary, (1897-1999) is an internationally accepted writer of English. His ‘autobiography of an unknown India’ (1951) is particularly well known.
We have extraordinary girl Toru dutt (1855-76) who died at 21 leaving some fine poems, and then we have Sarojini naidu (1879-1949), where whose romanticism charmed readers in India and Europe. Aurobindo (1872-1950) who had his education in Cambridge mastered English, Greek and Latin but also French and Italian (savitiri, life divine- 2vols). Tagore’s Geetanjali won the Nobel Prize 1913; the lyrical quality of Geetanjali is universally accepted.
In the field of Indian English novel, the three senior writers who began to write in the early thirties are Mulk raj anand, R.k.narayana, and Raja rao. Anand’s major novels coolie (1933), untouchable (1935), the woman and the cow (1960) reveal his concern for the underprivileged in India.
R.k.narayana has projected ‘malgudi’ as the locale for most of his stories ‘swami and his friends (1935), bachelor of arts (1937), financial expert (1952), the guide (1959) and waiting for the mahatma (1955) are his popular novels.
Raja Rao’s kanathapura (1938), the serpent and the rope (1960), and the cat and Shakespeare (1965) are significant achievements.
The first Indian novelist to make significant impact on the English literary world was G.v.desani. His ‘all about H. Hatter’ created quite a stir in London’s literary circles and as a result back home as well.
Some other big names in Indo Anglian writing includes M.Ananthanarayana bhabani Bhattacharya (who died in the US in 1988), Manohar malgoankar, Arun joshi, Kamala markandaya, Bharati mukherjee, Khushwant singh, Anita desai, Nayantara sehgal, Salman rushdie (midnight’s children), Ruskin bond (the room on the roof), Vikram seth (a suitable boy), Shashi tharoor (show business, the great Indian novel), Vikram chandra (red earth and pouring rain), Shobaa de and Ginu kamani etc.
Indian writing has thrown up names of the caliber of Manjule padmanabhan (The harvest), booker winner Arundhati roy (the god of small things), Manju kapur (difficult daughter), Raj kamal jha (the blue bed spread), Anurag mathur (the inscrutable americans), Pulizer prizewinner Jhumpa lahiri (the interpretation of Maldives, the namesake), Kiran desai (hullabaloo, in a guava orchard, inheritance of loss), Sashi tharoor (riot:A novel), Kavita daswani (everything happens for a reason) and Tabish khair’s (Filming:a lovestory) etc.
I have given many writer’s name who are worldly famous and admired and there are plenty of other writers present in India and writing a world-class novel. So now we cannot say that English is a foreign language for us, infact, English is a language which has given us a distinct style of writing and its importance in present times as well as in future also.
So, my friends, my idea of this article is to aware you of the importance of this foreign language which is now became natïve language for all of us.

Mohammed Farhan Khan

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY - BUT...................

On 5th of September, we celebrate Happy Teacher’s day, on the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. May be, if Dr. Radhakrishnan is seeing us (from heaven...), then he will be very happy because we celebrating his birthday in the whole country. We, the Indians, are very much fond of these days, specially the children, because for them, it is meant for holiday, some of our school do more than that, they organize gathering in school campus and principle gave some lecture on the specialty of this occasion and off course about Dr. Radhakrishnan and his contribution in educational development in India.
But, Do we really care for this Teacher’s day and educational system in India…? Off course, official national policy is undoubtedly in favor of promoting education. Many programmers like ‘each one teaches one’ policy, essay competition on swami Vivekananda, and seminars on ‘importance of education’ etc.
But what about the other side…we have a country where nearly half of population is illiterate but which has produced the world’s second largest pool of trained scientist and engineers. A country invests more sophisticated software for US computer manufacturers than any other country in the world, and yet, in which there are at least 35 million children who have not seen the inside of a school.
In papers, approximately 290 millions students are attending classes somewhere in our country and yet, India has made only uneven progress in educating its population. Our national literacy rate officially stands at 66 %. UNESCO defines as illiterate person as one, who cannot, with understanding, both read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. By the definition, I fear that fewer than half our population would really qualify as literate.
While in kerala has a literacy rate of nearly 100%, Bihar is only at 44% (and has a female literacy rate of only 29%). No wonder, we are ranked 147th out of 177th countries measured for literacy by UNESCO.
The lack of resources to meet with the dramatic growth in population, we need to build a new school every day for 10 years just to educate the children already born. Thus, the universal primary education is available in the favor of fewer than half of India’s children between the ages of six to fourteen to attend a school.
India alone accounts for 35% of the entire world’s population of children who are not in school. It is true that, 61 years after independence, progress has slow. India spends less than 4% of its GNP on education (3.6% current amount) as compare to other countries which spends 25% of its GNP.
How we are going to meet the demands of 21st century, the information age, if half of our population cannot sign their names or read a newspaper. The world will be able to tell the rich from the poor not by GNP figures but by their internet connections. We have no choice, but to run in this race.
Our primary school system has become one of the largest in the world, with 150 million children enrolled. But let’s face it; we have sometimes focused on quantity rather than quality. Government has simply raised enrolment but without ensuring the quality and high learning education in schools. Thirty seven % of all Indian primary school children drop out before reaching the 5th standard. The illiterate population of India exceeds the total combined population of North America continent and Japan. So my friends please educate the children, because they are the future of tomorrow and they only will become the Teachers of tomorrow. So, celebrate the celebration of Teacher’s day.
Happy Teacher’s day to all of you…

Mohammed Farhan Khan


Recently, there was a case, in which supreme court accused and convicted a boy (19 year old) on the charged of raped a girl, who is at that time 16 year old (minor), despites the girl confessing that she had a sex as she was in love with him, and gave him a 3 years imprisonment and Rs 10,000 as a fine.
In the constitution of India, sex with minor (below 16 years) with consent or without her consent is considered as a rape.
Here in this case, girl herself confessed that she was in love with him and had a sex. So the question is,… Isn’t it too harsh punishment for the boy? Just because he had loved a girl and had a sex with her with her consent and in return having a 3 years imprisonment and Rs 10,000 fine.
Just one judgment of Supreme Court, made the boy an offender of raping a girl. In my opinion, the judges must see the intention of the convict before charging him anything and in this case also, I don’t find any malice intention of a boy, while doing an act. I hope the judges of Supreme Court will see and considered these things also while deciding the cases like this.
So my friends, the moral of this article is, never indulge in any relationship with minor girl and if you are then make sure, that the girl is not fooling you by saying that I am not a minor, after all there are plenty of other girls also present in this world (ha-ha…in a humorous way….don’t be serious).

Mohammed Farhan Khan

Monday, September 1, 2008


May be you are thinking, what and why I am going to write an article on times of India, because everybody wants to write an article in times of India, but I am writing on it. After reading this article, you will come to know and understand it.

Indians are known for its culture and different traditions. In India, there are about 1000 millions peoples living and all of them having a distinct style and their communication ways. The cultural diversity of India gives it a distinct identity of its own like cuisines, clothing, music, dances, architecture, art and literature etc. although many aspects plays an important role in culture and tradition but the languages which we speak or make for a conversation hold an important place. There are about more 250 languages, which are spoken by the Indians.
For representing to these languages or for these language, approximately 2850 daily newspaper with 670 English dailies newspaper published and printed in every region of the country, which includes all regional languages, local languages, along with English language.
Some of the noted newspaper among them are, Hindusatan, Hindusatn times, the Hindu, Amar ujala, Dainik jagaran, DNA, Midday, the Indian express, Ajkaal, Asia news, Bhihar times, Bombay Samachaar, daily news etc. but among all of them, THE TIMES OF INDIA, is most popular and accepted newspaper in all over the India.
The times of India was founded on November 3, 1838 as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce and served the British colonist of western India. It adopted its present nature in 1861. It was launched as a bi-weekly edition and published only on Saturday and Wednesday. In the beginning, it contained the news mainly from Europe and then from America and other sub-continent and it was regular conveyed between India and Europe via regular steamship. The daily publications of the paper were started from 1850 and by 1861. In 19th denture, this newspaper company employed more than 800 peoples and had a sizeable circulation in India and Europe.
Originally, British owned and controlled this newspaper in India and the last British editor was Ivor.s.jehu, who resigned the editorship in 1950.
It was after India’s independence that the ownership of the paper passed on to the then famous industrial family of Dalmiyas and later it was Sahi shaanti jain of the Sahu Jain Group from Bijnore, UP.
Currently, the times of India is published by the media group Bennett Coleman & co. ltd. This company along with other group companies, known as The Times Group.
The times of India is famous for its best editing and quality of news. Some of the most popular character created by TOI like ‘Jug suraiya’s dubyaman II’ and jugular vein, ‘R.K.laxman’s you said it’, he is known to be a best cartoonist in India. Shashi tharoor and Shobaa de on its editorial pages which is only on Sunday and there are many more things which makes it different from others.
The times of India has been certified by the Audit bureau of circulations as having became the world’s largest selling English newspaper or broadsheet – ahead of giants like USA today and Wall street journal, Times London and The Guardian, with more than 2.4 million newspaper copies sold everyday and it is increasing day by day.
The absolute size of the available English literate audience in India is at just about 60-70 million, which is far smaller than in markets like the USA (200 million plus) or the UK. The difference is that, unlike in these western markets, where readership of newspaper is highly fragmented and no one brand has been able to build a high share of the large available audience. Then also, the Indian newspaper, ‘ The Times of India’ is able to be the world’s largest selling English broadsheet newspaper. It is choice of about 30 percent of all English readers in India.
Now I think you understand, why I have written this article on Times of India, besides a lot of good newspaper in India, but The Times of India really deserves this article, after all this newspaper keep serving us from before independence to present day.
So my friends, go and take a TEA with TOI.

Mohammed Farhan Khan