Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Democracy! Would we enjoy it?

I guess I have started a common interest towards the politics in these few days that I have stayed away from Maldives. I guess I missed my chance to vote this time and would have added one more vote to the Presidential System. Not that I support DRP or any other political party. It is just that the Presidential System suits Maldivians much better than the Parlimentary and the Maldivians have decided the best for my likings.

But the real question I would like an answer would be whether we would be able to experience the true taste of democracy! People say democracy would not be achieved without pain and are we ready to face it?

First of all in my point of view, we are not. The only main fact being that our economy is not strong at all. We do have some frozen, fresh or dried tuna to sell to the international market and which is highly dependent on the nature and the climate change. The current depression which most of the scientists believe is from the El-nino near the equator in the Pacific Ocean! So obviously that sector is not strong as it sounds. Besides, being highly conservation based fishery and the rest of the countries around Maldivian waters don’t consider it, our economy would definitely suffer and would not be stable at all!

Next is obviously some thing we market: Tourism. Highly dependent on the nature, the atmosphere in our neighboring countries! And we can’t dependent on it at all?

What else do we have? Nothing! Nothing at all! No agriculture, nothing to trade, nothing to sell…

You might ask why it is linked to democracy. Hmmm when people fight for democracy as it now happens, people take the advantage of our economy and our treasures to sell out to the public. The public is really bought by politicians like India and Sri Lanka. I am not criticizing the Indians neither the Sri Lankans like Imadh Solih who studied in India like me. But the thing is people mind could be bought so cheaply without a strong economy and this would ultimately lead to internal fights and demonstrations. People are so opposed to the government and they could be bought near the election period with some money or some brilliant idea which has no ground at all!!

For example: Usual employee of the government gets around MRf3000 with over time allowance. If the politicians give him a 1000 buck or promises for a better housing regime, people would move to it. People would buy it. Politicians say books should be free of charge and hospitals should be free of charge? Why? Because our economy is not that strong the people would have a tendency to buy that idea.

But ultimately it cannot be implemented in real time basis. We do not have such a strong

economy to produce such free services. And the politicians who have their own priorities would never think about it. It is just votes they need even though our economy collapse…

Economy of a country is not a toy to be played with!!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Independence day celebrations

Independence day celebration pics for all of you that missed the show

Friday, July 27, 2007


It’s been 42 years if I am not mistaken that we got our independence from the British. But did we really feel the independence we had is the frequent question that everyone use to ask and the politician complains that they did not have the independence!

Even though I work in the government I do not support all the activities that’s carried by the government it self. But for sure, I feel that the independence we had is quite more self comfortable rather than the independence we are having at the moment.

Some would blame President Maumoon, but some would blame his cabinet. But I would definitely blame everyone in the nation, including me, my self and my friends and everyone in the nation for disrupting the peace we had. We just cannot fulfill or taste the full independence with turmoil and hatred. We have to love each other, and have to have peace and the smile we had before. When people speak of Maldives, the brand name would be sure “I haven’t seen any where else in the world which showed such hospitality and affection” Shall we join our hands and bring those affection back again!!

Monday, July 16, 2007


Here’s another toilet thought. But this time it was definitely not from the toilet.

Hmmmm.. let’s go on with the thought…. “Just friends”. What do you mean by the phrase?? Its common used word but I guess I do not have a definition for it. But let’s look at some thoughts I had about it.

A fried of mine had a relationship where he explains his relationship as ‘just friends’. But the girl was all over for him and he just pretended it to be friendship or ‘just friendship’. He could have sex with her, he could spend almost 24 hours beside her but still he called the relationship ‘just friendship’. Maybe I am a guy who has not turned European, but definitely wish some one could explain the meaning of the phrase.

Let’s look at another relation. One of my friends again! Her partner and she studied together and they were going out together, stayed together, and I guess did everything together. But still they called it as just friends

Another relation. But this time more complicated though. The guy seems to like her and want to start a relationship. The girl wants to start a relationship too, but she hesitates too much and ended up in “just friends’

So my toilet thoughts tried to make a definition and here comes it

‘Just friends – Friends, but not friends. Relationship but not relationship. Maybe a relationship but not a relationship for sure. Might yield to a relationship and might not. Friendship… nah that’s ambiguous.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


More pics of the bands..........

Monday, July 09, 2007


The name speaks for it self. The legends of Maldivian music, Zero Degre atoll performed in Live Earth show. They did a few songs but was not up to my satisfaction whose expectation is quite high. The lighting when they were up was horrible. But anyways cheers.. Here's for my new found friend and to all my friends. Click on the photos to get the best view.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

I am not in to Maldivian Music much and can't remember the names even. but i love to take photos and managed to take some shots. Here's Amazon jade for u.. More pics of other bands coming soon..... click each pic to get a better view

Friday, July 06, 2007

TOILET thoughts!!

Just a thought in my silly brain that just struck me when i was in the toilet today. Was wondering whether we get a helping hand when we really need them. But the ground reality is we would never get them if we don't ask for it. Most of the people i know would say easily that friends are the first one to lend a hand when u need a help.. But it is just when we ask for them?

I guess friendship is much more than that. A friend should know when his friend is in pain or feel lonely.. When the friend realy feel to share but he is reluctant... I am not a psychologist and i am sure i would never be one! but just my feeling that when some one is in a lot of stress he/she would definitely hide!! It is us, friends who should sense the "DANGER" sign and help them out!

just a thought.. just wanted to share!!

Sunday, July 01, 2007


Miadhu Crystal Awards have brought a revolution to the movies industry. The government have had so many award shows and this one by Miadhu rocked!! Not that there were places for improvement but overall i would give them 7 out of 10 which is very high according to my standards.

The red carpet was awesome and the photographs in famous award shows rocked through my head. My fellows Nattu and Millzero, both of them pros were of a great help giving tips on lights and how to adjust my camera flash..

So overall, Miadhu Crystal awards came in as a very good show as i did learn a lot of stuff from it.

Lastly it took me one whole day to decide which pics i would post on the blog. As i took pics for Jazeera Daily i was reluctant to post a pic here for my friends. But atlast i thought i would post a few of the shots i managed to get...

If u have any comments to make on the photos pls do as this is my second try..


Wednesday, June 27, 2007


It is not olden days any more. Where ever you go you would face the so called "parteys" (locally known for Drug Addicts and other gang members). It seems major proportion of our youth is involved in some extent in drug trafficing or other..

My cousin who was so good in studies lost his future because of it. Once he was one of the leading accountants in Maldives, but now he is no man. lives in the island trying to fight against drugs with the help of his family.

In my own opinion, the govt is unable to act upon and to minimise it due to a lot of constraints. Drug trafficing is highly involved with world known gangs like MAFIa and other gangs that are in India and Pakistan. So assume how much difficult it would be with a 1200 islands scattered all over the indian ocean.

But we need to act.. from the parental level to the govt level and i think we should before it is too late..

Picture taken today: From the demonstration held today to stop drug trafficing

Monday, June 25, 2007


Hi everyone,

After a long time here's my first post. I went to the World Music Day festival which was held on Friday Night. The show was awesome but the lighting was horrible. Met Notsogoodphotography and Obofili there... Later on found Dude crush and Clopp taking pics..

I went to test and to improve my photography and i think i need a lot of improvement to get some quality images. Hope i would get some more chances to take shots....

Monday, June 18, 2007

One year almost

It has been almost a year since i posted anything in my blog and i guess i should start from now on.. I wish i could.. but by laziness is killing me!! errr!!!!