Archive for December, 2007

Bhutto Assassinated in Attack on Rally

Posted in Photo Feature with tags , , on December 28, 2007 by Barun Roy
A coffin bearing Benazir Bhutto in Rawalpindi on Thursday.

Benazir Bhutto Assassinated

Posted in Photo Feature with tags , , , on December 28, 2007 by Barun Roy

The Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, just seconds before she was assassinated leaving an election rally near the capital, Islamabad, on Thursday.

 

Witnesses said Ms. Bhutto was fired upon by a gunman at close range, quickly followed by a blast that the government said was caused by a suicide attacker.

 

Ms. Bhutto, a former prime minister of Pakistan, was declared dead by doctors at a hospital close to the park where the rally had been taking place. At least a dozen more people were killed in the attack.

 

Amid the confusion after the explosion, the site was littered with pools of blood. Shoes and caps of party workers were lying on the asphalt, and shards of glass were strewn about the ground. Pakistani television cameras captured images of ambulances pushing through crowds of dazed and injured people at the scene of the assassination.
The assassination comes just days after Pakistan’s president, Pervez Musharraf, lifted a state of emergency in the country, which he had used to suspend the Constitution and arrest thousands of political opponents, and which he said he had imposed in part because of terrorist threats by extremists in Pakistan.

Ms. Bhutto had been warned by the government before her return to Pakistan that she faced threats to her security. In October, Ms. Bhutto survived another deadly suicide attack in the southern city of Karachi on the day she returned from years of self-imposed exile abroad to contest the parliamentary elections.

 

 

 

Darjeeling Times Launched

Posted in Somethings I must say with tags , , , , , , , on December 19, 2007 by Barun Roy

DARJEELINGTIMESdotCOM

An English monthly news-magazine launched in Darjeeling.

Why Godse Killed Gandhi?

Posted in Articles with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2007 by Barun Roy

Nathuram Ghodse is often a misunderstood character. He is referred to as a Hindu fanatic. It is often hard to understand Godse because the Government of India had suppressed information about him. His court statements, letters etc. were all banned from the public until recently. Judging from his writings one thing becomes very clear – He was no fanatic. His court statements are very well read out and indicate a calm and collected mental disposition. He never even once speaks ill about Gandhi as a person, but only attacks Gandhi’s policies which caused ruin and untold misery to Hindus. Another interesting point to note is that Godse had been working with the Hindu refugees fleeing from Pakistan. He had seen the horrible atrocities committed on them. Many women had their hands cut off, nose cut off, even little girls had been raped mercilessly. Despite this Godse did not harm even single Muslim in India which he could easily have. So it would be a grave mistake to call him a Hindu fanatic.

 

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Eyewitness: Mahatma Gandhi Assassination

Posted in Photo Feature with tags , , on December 15, 2007 by Barun Roy

My Experiments in Animation – Water drops

Posted in Photo Feature with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2007 by Barun Roy

Big Mouth Studios – Animation in Darjeeling Hills

Posted in Somethings I must say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2007 by Barun Roy

Animator/Narrator/Concept: Barun Roy