Saturday, June 25, 2005

On Bangalore ...

Here is a poem on Bangalore.

'Tomorrow and the city'

Monday, June 20, 2005

Last chance to know Netaji's fate

Dear fellow Indian

You are requested to show your solidarity with an effort to aid the inquiry into the fate of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Kindly consider the following with an open mind:

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It has been 60 years since Netaji was reported killed following an air crash in Taipei, Taiwan. Since then, a torturous debate has been gnawing at the conscience of grateful Indians. Intelligence records show that under the ruse of a faked air crash, Netaji may have escaped to the then Soviet Union. And that this may have been known to top Indian leaders of that era. You would have heard many fanciful as well as dreadful stories. It has been alleged that Netaji died in a hideous Siberian camp in the 1950s. God forbid that should be true. The truth, whatever it is, must be found out.

Now it has come to the crunch. In a few months from now, the report of the Honourable Justice MK Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry will be out. Set up after a Court order, this Commission has, against all odds, found out from the Taiwan Government that there is no evidence of the alleged air crash in Taipei, Netaji's death and the cremation of either his body or of those who are said to have died following the said crash on August 18, 1945.

On the basis of further evidence they have unearthed, the Commission has asked the Government of India to arrange for their visit to Russia from 20th July 2005. However, the Commission cannot conduct proper inquires in Russia without the full backing of the Indian Government, which for unknown reasons, has been hostile towards all attempts to ascertain facts about Netaji's fate. The Commission intends to examine some Russian witnesses and also sift through intelligence and security related records concerning Netaji. Full access to such records cannot be given to the Commission unless a formal request to that effect is made by the Government of India to their Russian counterpart. The key to resolving the Netaji mystery lies with our own Government.

Considering the fact that the mystery is 60 years old and many contemporaries and witnesses have since passed away, this could well be the last chance to get to the bottom of the matter. History will not forgive our generation if we squander this golden opportunity to investigate the fate of a sterling patriot, who crisscrossed the globe like a colossus during the Second World War, so that we can breathe the air of a free India today.

It is therefore, most urgent, that Dr Manmohan Singh, the Honourable Prime Minister of India, publicly requests His Excellency Vladimir Putin, the Honourable President of Russia, offer complete assistance to the Mukherjee Commission in ascertaining, whether or not Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was alive after August 18, 1945.

If you support the demand that our Prime Minister should take this step in national interest, then please forward this mail to as many people as possible. You may also want to sign an online petition.

Jai Hind

(Issued in public interest by journalist and author Anuj Dhar in association with the members of the Yahoo group on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.)

Sunday, June 12, 2005

The Apple Cult

Cringley: Apple and Intel to merge; Steve Jobs finally beats Bill Gates

Fortune: Apple's switch to Intel processors to accelerate Windows users switching to Mac OS X

A dig on the Hare Krishna Cult

From the cartoon strip 'Joy of Tech'

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Back From Dead - Inside the Subhas Bose Mystery (contd.)

From: Anuj Dhar <anuj.dhar__at__gmail_dot com>
Date: Jun 2, 2005 2:11 AM
Subject: Re: Back From Dead - Inside the Subhas Bose Mystery (contd.)
To: Shamit Bagchi <shamit at_gmail__dot__com>

Should we close down all cases in case we are not able to resolve them
in time? Why are we still probing journalist Shivani Bhatanagar's
murder? It's been 5-6 years. And what;s the fuss about 1965 war leak.
It's been 40 years. We should look into future. I dont understand the
logic people give.

Let commission's report come...everyone will now how "futile" Justice
Mukherjee's probe has been.

there was no crash in 1945. there is no evidene that Bose and General
Tsunamasa Shidei visited Taihoku on 18 August 1945. TAiwan Govt told
me and later told Commision that they have many records. these records
show other crashes but there is no evidence of any crash involving
Netaji...I have not made my case just on this. I have seen
intelligence reports and quoted from them. Bose was spotted in Saigon
after his death by an american correspondent.

Yes, the commissions's inquiry was almost sabotaged ... but pressure
had better.  Yes, we need to know where and how he died. In Taiwan, In
Russia or...

"close associates had confirmed his death" WHo do you mean? habibur
rahman Khan? I have quoted from Rahman's interrogation reports. They
say he was lying. Apart from him there was no one around in taiwan.

"You would have done much more research"

Yes I have.

"certain conspiracy theories on how Jawaharlal Nehru.."

Nehru's role, evidence shows, is most negative.

"The Congress government also..."

There is no diference between the two. Congress was hostile from day one.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Back From Dead - Inside the Subhas Bose Mystery (contd.)

From: Shamit Bagchi
Reply-To: Shamit Bagchi
To: Anuj Dhar

Yes that is true - The Mukherjee Commission was almost terminated last month.
Even Supreme Court of India termed it futile.
May be he is not alive now - but may be he did not actually die in the 1945 Taiwan plane crash as claimed/reported.
Though one of his close associates had confirmed his death.
You would have done much more research; I cannot say much as i am not very knowledgeable on this.

But i have heard of certain conspiracy theories on how Jawaharlal Nehru may have been involved in leaking Netaji's whereabouts to Lord Mountbatten; as someone who had typed the letter has come out as a witness.

The Congress government also, does not seem to be very open on this issue.

Reply by author of 'Back From Dead - Inside the Subhas Bose Mystery'

From: Anuj Dhar
Reply-To: Anuj Dhar
To: Shamit Bagchi
Date: May 31, 2005 10:38 PM
Subject: Re: Back From Dead - Inside the Subhas Bose Mystery
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Dear Shamit

How nice of you to say that! I am glad that you replied despite your
not being so enthusiastic by details of his death. Your opinion is
about to be changed.

Please do tell others about the site and you please go thru the links.
On 10 June the Mukherjee Commission will hold its next sitting. We
will know whether or not the Govt is letting them go to Russia. Funny
people cant see this simple thing: the commission has evidence
suggesting that Netaji was in Russia after his "death" and the Govt is
not letting them go there. What's is it they want to hide from the


Anuj Dhar