Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Broadsword Quiz: Level "Ultra-easy". Where am I?


Just in case you were wondering about the silence from me over the last couple of days... here I am. The question is where?

115 comments:

Rakka said...

Srinagar, with Geelani Saab ...

Rakka said...

Srinagar, with Syed Ali Shah Geelani...

joydeep ghosh said...

Ajai sir

In Srinagar with Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani

Joydeep Ghosh

Anonymous said...

Sir, You seem to be on this side of Kashmir.

Anonymous said...

J&K

Raj Nair said...

you are at hurriyat office with syed ali shah geelani

Anonymous said...

Afghanistan

Anonymous said...

where ever you are it didnt matter to us you have the freedom to go anywhere an be with anyone but DONT FROGET TO GIVE US GOOD ARTICLES ABOUT OUR FORCE

Anonymous said...

Syed Ali Shah Geelani's home/office in Srinagar?

addy said...

Srinagar

Anonymous said...

Extreme right..:P:P:P

Anonymous said...

in Kashmir with a terrorist and an ISI agent

Anonymous said...

Afganistan!!! /kashmir???

speciallov said...

caashmerre or nuu delhi.
and if i may say so ...you Traitor!
how can you be reasonable and considerate of another point of view even though it may be obviously wrong. that is so un indian.

Anonymous said...

PAKISTAN??
OR POK

Vinz said...

In Geelani saheb's house

devindra sethi said...

in srinagar with Mr Gilani!!

Anonymous said...

You are in a room with a very angry looking Mullah Saab. Be careful Shukla ji he may blow up anytime.

Anonymous said...

Waht the hell are you doing with Gilani across wallnut table in Delhi or Srinagar? It canĂ³t be Tashkand!!

Trying to decipher his connections ?

shashank said...

With Syed Ali Shah Gilani
Srinagar

Anonymous said...

porkistan?

Anonymous said...

Obviously you're in cahoots with the enemy and are proudly posing with a declared enemy of India, which is a sad reflection of your own patriotic instincts/practices.

Anonymous said...

Aap Kashmir me hai aur Sayeed Gilaniji sa mil rahe hai! Phali bat Kashmir me abhi bhi thand hai aur doosari Gilaniji ka pas hartal plannig ka bad bhi phorsat hai.

Anonymous said...

Kashmir :)

Anonymous said...

kashmir

doc said...

If you dont know, I sure cant help you.

Anonymous said...

ARE YOU WITH Syed Ali Shah Geelani IN Jammu and Kashmir.

Anonymous said...

You are the one in the middle with the beared :)....

ho no sorry you are the one in the right :)

Anonymous said...

oops content got published before the full answer...

my guess you were at afghanistan

deshbhakt said...

you are posing with that semi-terrorist, pakistani stooge Gilani.

Anonymous said...

to the left of the three....

Kumar said...

You are standing with syed ali geelani in his house or may be in hurriyat's office.

Now dont forget to tell us the correct answer.

Anonymous said...

kashmir

openlight said...

You are in Kashmir valley more probably in Srinagar and he person in middle is a kashmiri separatist leader (though not sure whether hardliner or moderate).

Anonymous said...

In the house of your parents

lspk said...

Syed Ali Shah Geelani's house..which is in kashmir .. which is in india... he he

Anonymous said...

Srinagar.
Playing your bit in track II diplomacy.& giving undue airtime to those who want to split the country.

Anonymous said...

u r in a school with a sheepish grin on ur face.

Anonymous said...

J&K.

Anonymous said...

Syed Gilani residence in Srinagar!

Bharath

Anonymous said...

At some Hyderabadi restaurant whose speciality is Mughal/Hyderabad Briyani ??

Anonymous said...

Terror training camp somewhere in Paki land. Taken against your will I'm sure.

Cujo

Heberian said...

That looks very much like Syed Ali Shah Gilani. Srinagar?

Anonymous said...

At home

Anonymous said...

Kashmir ki kali...

sahanshu said...

with syed ali shah gilani in kashmir.. but for what reason did you meet this person??

Anonymous said...

Did u bash India in front of those freedom fighters.... you insane looser....

Anonymous said...

In front of an excellent work of calligraphy

Mr. Ra said...

OMG! That is Mr Syed Ali Geelani. That explains the location. Lol...

Parthvader said...

In Jammu and Kashmir with a moderate local leader.

Anonymous said...

With your in-laws?

Anonymous said...

Shrinagar, Kashmir.

Anonymous said...

Afghanistan?
Gopi.

Anonymous said...

Seems none of your blog followers are muslims or atleast know urdu (which I believe is the text on the board above).

Does it point to the fact about hindu's being more interested in national security and all the hoop-la about defense update's ?

Or may be you just did not post the replies by the time I wrote this comment ... LOL

Anonymous said...

pakistan

Anonymous said...

Hell. With devil's prodigy Geelani. Did he smell of sulphur ?



~ANON

Anonymous said...

Geelani Home off course. why you are there. joining separatists or trying to pull them to main stream??
Mukesh Kaushik

Anonymous said...

Your the lady with the Shawl....

Anonymous said...

The man on the extreme left.

Sid said...

Kashmir

Anonymous said...

Is he the great-indian leader that wants to unite POK/COK back with India?

Anonymous said...

Kashmir, With a Tratior

Returned to Unit (RTU) said...

Place - Srinagar or Sopore, Kashmir, India
Person standing to your left - Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
Next to him - One of his five daughters - can not recognize who. May be his eldest daughter Shafeeqa.

May I ask what are you doing in his company? Are you also one of the interlocutors!
NRP

Anonymous said...

Ajai how did you get that White beard? And that toupee looks really stupid on you.

Anonymous said...

its sad that you are promoting that criminal whose name i dont want to use coz i hate him more that wot he hates india BHARAT MATA KI JAI

Rahul(Kolkata) said...

Ajai, what are you doing with that hardliner anti national element Geelani???? Geelani may have some knowledge on Pakistani defence matters but not Indian defence matters. Come back, else he may teach you how to pelt stones and call bandhs.....

Gay_Telangana said...

@RTU :

The lady is shukla's wife , stupid.

Anonymous said...

Why so much anger here? I ave never seem Mr. Geelani's photo so I cannot comment if the elderly man in the photo is indeed Mr. Geelani. But, Ajai-ji is a journalist and as such he needs to know the story from both sides. There is nothing wrong in meeting with someone from the opposition, no matter how much of a disagreement is between them. Whether you agree or not, there is no harm in talking and listening, especially if you are a journalist. It's not like he is supplying arms to Geelani or inspiring him in one way or another. Take it easy folks.

mulla saab said...

Shak tu mujhe pehle se hi tha par ab yakeen mein badal gaya hai. Ajai Papistan ka khabari hai. Isko mein wajib-ul-qatal ka fatwa deta hoon. Yaah khudara is kaafir ko barbaad kar de.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous,

You pathetic idiotic troll. That's arabic. Or maybe it's all the same to your stupid biogoted mind.

And it's spel "loser".

Regards,
Indian

Anonymous said...

That Gilani guy does not look very happy. Be careful Ajai.

Anonymous said...

@ RTU = Thats Ajai Shukla's wife man!! What a lark! I can't stop laughing!!

Tilda said...

Dont u have any better people to visit and take pictures with so similingly,,,why do u guys always act so secularistic and eager to make friends with such ultras while they still vye for Hdus to be skinned 24/7 even after looting the country for 1000 yrs..

RT said...

I have utmost respect for Col. Shukla but I dont think he should be hobnobbing with a terrorist and taking photo frame pictures with him.

By the way guys!!!...that nice lady is the the Colonel's wife!!!!Duh!!

Anonymous said...

Why are you with this traitor? Why give importance to people who are like cancer to society? As an Indian and that too ex-army, you should be ashamed of yourself to be in his company let alone posing for a photo. And please don't give us journalistic crap. This guy has nothing to tell you or provide any information. Shame on you.

Mr. Ra said...

Pl keep away as that place may have a planted target designator sensor.

BTW is that language kashmiri or urdu or arabic or persian or pashto.

Anonymous said...

With your father in law? :-)

-anonymouse

Anonymous said...

In terrorist camp... with india's most wanted terrorist

Tilda said...

Oh what a gr8 achivement Shuklaji,u got a chance to take ur pic with this grumpy guy who plots against our armforces,,,,u should be rewarded with bharat ratna...

Jerry said...

agree completely with anon 19:08! some chest beating cheap pseudo-patriots are always ready to discredit someone if they do not fit in one's world view.

Anonymous said...

Anon@6.50
How does it matter what is written in Arabic or Urdu...what is important is how you guys interpret it...
Crux of all your interpretation is "We are supreme and will prevail as a civilization by eliminating all non-believers by force" LOL....

Anonymous said...

An amazing set of opinionated people.. if Col. Shukla meets Geelani does it turn him traitor? All of you in a jiffy forgot that he gave his best years to serve the nation.

Broadsword said...

@ Returned to Unit:

Now I know how you got your name! But you certainly made my wife's day. She's been ROFL for some hours now.

I'm really pleased to have pissed off so many of the bigoted, xenophogic assholes who --- for some incomprehensible reason --- gravitate to this completely secular and dispassionate blog. Must be the "flies to honey" phenomenon.

I've talked to Geelani many times before and will talk to him whenever I can again. One of the reasons why I understand Kashmiri politics is that I talk to all sections of opinion-makers there. And one of the reasons why the Ministry of Home Affairs hasn't a clue about what's going on there is that they think Geelani doesn't matter!

Here's a promise for all of you: the next time I visit Geelani, I'll try and get a photo of him kissing my forehead, which he often does to male visitors. He's eminently courteous, even if I don't agree at all with his politics.

Broadsword said...

CORRECT ANSWER:

I am in Hyderpora, Srinagar, in the residence of Tehrik-e-Hurriyat (not Hurriyat, folks, not Jamaat-e-Islami) leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

The calligraphy at the back is in Arabic, not Urdu.

Also in the photo: my wife, Sonia.

With lunatic said...

With Hardline leader (?)!

Chintan said...

"I'm really pleased to have pissed off so many of the bigoted, xenophobic assholes who --- for some incomprehensible reason --- gravitate to this completely secular and dispassionate blog." Hahahahahaha most entertaining and interesting comment Broadsword! What ever you are doing....its working! Birds of all feathers are reading your blog and that's success anyway you cut it! Congratulations and keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

visiting a person who is reponsible for the death of hundreds of kasmiri hindus in vally show the real face of ur secular blog. Then plz visit kasab and Afzal guru also and try to know his opinion and then slam govt for not knowing enough abt their thinking, post the pic in blog and again show ur true face of patriotism and secularism..

Anonymous said...

So you feels that you understand Kashmir politics better than MOHA, all right Colonel waiting for your article on this issue, will grill you then. Hope you will be able to prove yourself correct. However convey my wishes to Mam, she is extremely lucky to have a husband like you, who has the heart big enough to take her to places like Afghanistan and Kashmir (Hope you feels that you will be able to save her from any danger, believing on your training and not that you like to put her in dangers again and again like all old married couples hahaha)...BTW she is extremely lucky if u r paying for her trips not BS...?? But I need an urgent answer, why the word "secularism" is so famous in India or only in India? is it a fashion?? But an ace army commander losing his cool on some unknown blogger doesn't reflects good training watever reasons you may have, but tat remains unjustified from someone who had donned olive ones. Colonel you are more than a reporter and will remain so, I've no doubt that you will do watever it takes to save the pride of olive, but I was just reminding.

Regards

prkallu said...

Its nice that you take you wife on these trips and you are lucky that you have a wife who likes to go on these long trips.

Geelani has very piercing eyes.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ajai,

I agree with most of your response. the only I don't like the way which you plonk the word "secular" in your reply.

Dispassionate? of course, but secular? This whole thing seems to be perfectly in line with the Nai Dilli bindi intellectual phenomena wherein one thinks that you become instantly secular if you interact with some right leaning Islamic dissident.

In fact the the urge to go down this path is sometimes so great that even veteran BJP leaders are unable to resist leading to rather humorous circumstances.

And I don't agree that the Home ministry is unaware.

Anonymous said...

@ajai, he is a well mannered man but he is a traitor so it's pointless.

he should just move to pakistan

chandrabhan said...

Col Ajay,
You are with a Jehadi named Syed Ali shah Geelani who exterminated Indic people. Hope you punched the douche bag

Regards

Chandrabhan

Anonymous said...

Kernail Sahab:
Looks like you get your kicks by holding photo-ops with terrorist leaders. That's ok. I dare you to post a picture being kissed on the musharraf by Geelani.... You will lose your readers...

Anonymous said...

Shukla ji,

Whatever the answer and wherever you were; the cursing you did in your post in 13:06 aapko shobha nahi deta.

I am amazed your buttons were pushed so easily by a few opinions at a public forum. Unrattled nerves when facing opinions is the first thing a journalist should have.

If you are stressed, take treatment (not saying sarcastically). India is the land with ancient and successful ways to get rid of stress! God speed.

lspk said...

Ajai sir , pls take a lokk at this article... do you think india will buy or participate in the development of MiG's 5th gen fighter

http://kuku.sawf.org/Articles/5122.aspx

RT said...

Wow ! The colonel trying to be extra rude to posters here for comments about a person who is clearly anti Indian.

Seems like you are the one who is pissed off , colonel.

Anonymous said...

dusman once is dusman alway

next time take a shot gun and shoot him when you get the first chance ...
the biggest problem is with Kashmir issue is it's has happen in India
if it was with china they would have pushed all the people out and flooded the last with Chinese people ..
compulsory Chinese language

problem solved

Fatwa said...

Let us all pray to Allah that on the next visit to Geelani and IED blows up Ajai's vehicle and Ajaiuddin becomes one with his 72 hoors.

Inshaallah!

dan said...

hi ajai,

Geelani and his views matter and he may kiss u on ur forehead but he is also probably responsible for putting bullets through the foreheads of many indians including armymen.
I understand ur explaination for meeting Geelani as a commentator or journalist but doesn't the armyman in you make u uncomfortable meeting a man like that?
Would love to hear ur views on this

Anonymous said...

With ISI agent Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

lspk said...

i hope this is the 100th comment ... he he

Don't Boohoo opinions said...

Dear Broadsword,

You certainly got the kind of response you wanted. Especially the name-calling.

You can meet Geelani as many times as you want and then conclude that you somehow know more than most.

Oh wait... save your forehead for that "eminently courteous" gentleman, instead offer your lips to him.

Anonymous said...

Geelani ka jo yaar hai, Gaddar hai gaddar hai

Anonymous said...

Arre colonel sahib, your Father in law may be a tough guy, but just for that dont call him Geelani.. Your wife will kill you :P

-Anonymouse

Anonymous said...

What is this obsession within our journalist to prove that they are "secular" and this should be done by seeing to be taking side with some Muslim or Christian leader who specialize in giving anti- Hindu speeches.

As far as my personal knowledge goes, my understanding of secularism in India is seeing everyone within my homeland as a Indian, without giving a hoot what God they bow to.

If someone say a good word about Modi be it Anna Hazare or Deband VC is tagged as supporting Communalism, why shouldn't any one saying a good word about Geelani be tagged the same?

After all both of them(atleast according to the media) seems to believe the religion they are born in is Supreme and firmly support "ethnic cleansing"!

Maybe Modi learnt a thing or two from Geelani, who already experimented "ethnic cleansing" in Kashmir.

Heberian said...

Looks like no one read Col. Shukla's last line, and I quote " even if I don't agree at all with his politics". I wonder if many of the esteemed readers here appreciate the word "objectivity".

Ask any serviceman who served/or is serving in J&K, those who actually put their feet where their mouths are, no of them love Geelani.

But service folk who bleed and die for the nation also know that a long term solution is not going to come merely from the barrels of our weapons. It needs cool headed, smiling engagement with the enemy, not hate mongering from armchair warriors.

Sigh, what a sad display of vitriol! Oh, and by the way, Anon @ 08:50 be glad we are not China, else many would not be freely spewing this judgmental bull.

Anonymous said...

This man Geelani rises and falls with the dispensation in Paki-land.He was sidelined in Mushy's time.Mushy had his own dreams for posterity and ran a one man high profile show in Kashmir.Geelani is now in the limelight because Kiyani/Pasha and co back him.The Pakis now work more insidiously and in the background. Geelani is a fundamentalist jehadi spokesman for Pakistan.No wonder his flip-flops.His latest is on the Kashmiri Pandits to return as brothers.Rich!from a guy who links so called Kashmiri aspirations solely to Islam.These guys are snakes and are to be treated with caution,always,no matter how benign they may seem from far.

Ganesh said...

Hello Ajay jee,

As a journalist in real sense it is quite purposeful to familiarize and understand point of views across the spectrum to provide complete picture when paid news and playing to the gallery is norm. However, labeling yourself secular is sleaze that almost every journalist does. I believe, you learnt the art of Indian journalism well. May be the next step is to get affiliated to a political party and enter Rajya sabha.

Thanks,
Ganesh

Anonymous said...

Before promoting such COWERED you should have thought about our Soldiers at least once you also served as one of them isn't ajai ji. The COWERED in the photo is behinf all the killing that happens in kashmir please AJAI JI REMOVE HIS PICTURE AND PUT SOMETHING ELSE PLEASE FOR GOD SAKE ITS HURTS REAL HURTS ME SEEING HIS PICTURE ESPECIALLY IN YOU BLOG

Anonymous said...

The great cunning smart a** who knows how to milk the Indian tax payers by getting pension and receiving free health check-ups at AIIMS, and then shouting without shame against the provider.
Did you eat with him? If so, cleanse yourself. Even his smell/speck will pollute you.

SherKhan said...

Col, as i have mentioned before its a pity more indians are not like you...alas just reading these comments makes us glad to be separate and is the reason why our brothers want to join us. This demand will only increase as people in valley become aware of the hatred of the BR types.

Paladium said...

OMG!!! Look at the telephone on the table. It has got a KEY tucked in it. That must be for using the HotLine to Rawalpindi.

Anonymous said...

@Sherkhan
What do you expect for a man who spearheaded a genocide? Called for boycott during the height of Kargil war?
"Brothers", good for India.As long as you support that shameless cockroach, please join and leave wherever you want. As Farooq Abdullah asked why Kashmiri Muslims did not reciprocate the deeds of Pundits when Kashmiri Muslims faced crisis in 1947. It is a shame and curse every Kashmiri Muslim will carry for ever. All these messages are just highlighting them.

Anonymous said...

@Ajaiji
I feel calling names is totally unwarranted. You have your opinion on Geelani and your blog visitors have theirs. You asked who? Instead of addressing as Mr.XXX they addressed him according to their frustration. Being a daily visitor to your blog, I think I saw your other side in those words. FYI, even Osama bin Laden is courteous.

Ravi said...

One should take every opportunity to know more about one's enemies so Ajai has to be congratulated, not condemned. As for Mrs. Ajai, she must be a good sport because she has that patient, long-suffering look on her face that wives get when their husbands become absorbed in a hobby that yields no cash.