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Helen's pearl 3 - All terrorists!

My father pointed out the other day “Did you see that? Trump has not put India on his list of banned countries for visa! To what I replied that he had obviously not yet done the maths and I would like to be there when he realises that there is the equivalent of one third of the American population of Muslims in India. Trump wanted to stop terrorists coming from Muslim-majority countries – except that none of the 7 countries has perpetrated any terrorist act against the United States in the past 15 years (since Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan etc. are not part of this list) (source). There is undeniably an imbroglio between Islam and terrorism, and at the highest level.

A few days later, I was commenting on this discussion with my Indian colleagues. Because I have been thinking that Modi and Trump could be good pals. After all I am pretty sure that the Indian Prime Minister (quite a Hindu extremist) would love to have his wall also, between the India and Pakistan! And he also likes to ban stuff, no more beef, no more porn, no more old notes, no more this, no more that. This led my colleague to conclude that to be re-elected, he would really have to do something “for the people”. And me (naively): “Is it so? Like building houses?” Mr. (Modi) Clean has built 25 million toilets in 2 years, to eradicate open defecation in public (source); so building houses must be good for the people? But no, what the people want is not toilet or houses, it is “the war declared to Pakistan, even nuking them would be better”.  

The same evening, after a long day of work, my nanny, well my son’s nanny really, decided to give me her opinion on terrorism. I must say I was listening with only one ear. But I know she resents terrorists because she’s afraid that due to the recent events she won’t get a tourist visa to go work in the United States, after 10 years of waiting for a job offer she just finally got. I was hearing some words: “terrorists, bike, young children, mattresses”. As I was not reacting, she went to get some newspaper clipping and she waved it under my nose: “No, but can you believe that, how do they dare enrolling young children in these terrorist activities?”


- “But, Helen, these people, they are fleeing terrorism it!” (She had obviously missed reading the legend).

- “Really??? Are you sure? But they look like terrorists don’t they?”

- “But Helen! All Muslims are not terrorists...!”

Helen wrapped up article, not really convinced.

The people have spoken... ;(


"The Pakistani Veenam Malik shows you how to throw a grenade!"

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The photo on FHM India website on December 15th (apparently changed on 7th).


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The initial picture on FHM India website early December (and on the paper print).


I have to say, nothing will stop them...          
How to make a fuss about a magazine (FHM India in this case)?        
You take a Pakistani actress and you put her half-naked on the cover!               
Pakistan (and especially his father who has disowned her till further notice) cries wolf because of her nudity (a crime for Muslims), but no one reacts to the fact that she is dressed as a warrior, with a grenade in her mouth! "The Pakistani Veenam Malik shows you how to throw a grenade!"         
When you know the tensions between Pakistan and India ... 

To understand, it would be like publishing a cover, in a French magazine, in 1950, with a German supermodel wearing a gas mask and quoting: "The German Bertha teaches you how to use gas. "
Good taste no?

For those interested, she attacked the magazine, saying she had not posed nude and it was photoshoped; Mmmhhh ...
And then a few days later she accepted an "item role" in a Bollywood film. Yet Dad has disowned her until the photoshop special effect is proved and she swears never to set foot in India again.
So if the Pakistanis see India as the land of debauchery, I dare not even imagine what they think the United States!

Not later than last week, I shocked my Indian boyfriend (not a Muslim) by crossing the hall of a 5-star beach resort wearing a bikini as I was wet and going to fetch my clothes. He could not understand why I would not cover myself. Because it is Goa, a 5-star, I am just passing by and I don’t want to wet my tee-shirt. And I am not the kind who likes to show off in a bikini.     

Anyway FHM India and Veena Malik managed a good publicity stunt!