On the 18th of June 2002, Satpal Ram walked through the
prison gates for the last time, finally freed, but not yet fully
vindicated by a system that kept him in Prison since 1987 for all
the wrong reasons. Satpal Ram's story is of a man determined to
prove his innocence and fight his wrongful conviction since the day
they put him in prison.
Satpal Ram is serving a life
sentence for defending himself against a racist attacker. A fight
developed when the white group started racially abusing the waiters
complaining about the "fucking wog music" being played in the
restaurant. After being stabbed twice, Satpal took out a small knife
which he used at work to open packages and tried to warn off his
attacker. In the struggle the attacker received two knife wounds.
The attacker, who refused medical treatment, later died. Satpal was
later arrested on a charge of murder.
Threatened with legal
action that continued imprisonment of Satpal was unlawful the
Treasury Solicitor for the Home Office threw in the towel and signed
the documents for his release. In 2001 the home secretary personally
intervened to overturn a recommendation for Satpal Ram to come out
of Parole. His unlawful imprisonment attracted massive support,
including artists such as Asian Dub Foundation, Prodigy and Apache
Indian. For standing upto, and winning against British injustice,
this man deserves serious respect.
Salman Khan [loser]
Illegal hunting of endangered animals, allegation of wife
beating, and alcohol abuse have rocked Salman Khan's lifeand
bollywood career to the core. The innocent face of "Dil" and "Maine
pyar kiya" shaved his chest, started body building and decided to
become the Southall rudeboy equivalent of Mumbai's film industry.
His inclusion on the list comes due to other reasons though.
In addition to his alleged dealings and involvement with the Mumbai
underworld, Salman Khan was arrested in October for running over
people while under the influence of alcohol, killing 1 and injuring
4 others. He was arrested and charged and spent time in jail, but
this being India, he soon walked off without proper punishment. This
is dedicated to his absolutely despicable behaviour.
||Posted: 09:40am, Sat 11, Jan|
feel sunita done a top job by leaving big brother so quickly.
maybe it took her a few days to realise how mundane and boring
it really was. she left that bakwaas before her chuddies got
too exposed for the nation to ridicule.
her last words:
This ain't my kind of Party
said it with style
||Posted: 11:08am, Sat 11, Jan|
The brigand with the
deadly moustache, Veerappan, has a crime life spanning four
decades. The toll: At least 120 people, 2,000 elephants, more
than 88,000 pounds of ivory, and sandalwood worth millions of
hes one of India’s most elusive
||Posted: 01:20pm, Sat 11, Jan|
Sunita bored the hell out of me, and I hardly
even watched the show. Maybe it was a good thing she left
early. But then why did she volunteer for it?
heard of Isa Guha but my respect goes to her. We need more
Asian women in cricket.
||Posted: 01:21pm, Sat 11, Jan|
need more asian women
||Posted: 01:22pm, Sat 11, Jan|
need more bloody cricket
||Posted: 01:23pm, Sat 11, Jan|
||Posted: 01:30pm, Sat 11, Jan|
and why is ..sunita a loser?
jus cos she
left big brother?
big deal...she didnt like it so she
left... good on her!
so what if shes asian!
think.......you couldnt think of anyone to put on the
list...so u just put any old asian on the
im hoping sunny is no. on
the loser list
tehn i will never
venture out....on to the reality section
(cept for nadzus and oracle_g
||Posted: 01:31pm, Sat 11, Jan|
||Posted: 01:32pm, Sat 11, Jan|
yeh.......and Nims articles...cos theyre
||Posted: 03:19pm, Sat 11, Jan|
the hell is sunita?? ohhhh her. instantly forgetable. she
shouldnt even be on the losers list!
||Posted: 03:19pm, Sat 11, Jan|
need more ASIANS IN FOOTBALL
||Posted: 03:35pm, Sat 11, Jan|
ha! I liked the writeup on Sunita. Agree with Fire though, she
was so disappointing she doesn't even deserve a
I caught a glimpse of Isa on TV once and she
certainly had a lot of enthusiasm. She shows a lot of
||Posted: 05:21pm, Sat 11, Jan|
sunita talks out of her asshole and was exposed
by no less than three papers...first she was a lawyer then it
changed to trainee then it changed to doing law exams finally
truth came out she was a student oh dear oh dear no wonder she
left so soon... Other than that there was no reason her ass
would of tried to be there till the end lol! catching her
moment of fame.
||Posted: 10:41pm, Sat 11, Jan|
Harbhajan Singh is in the Top Ten Achievers .. otherwise it's
||Posted: 12:01am, Sun 12, Jan|
veerappan is in the top 10 of
||Posted: 03:13am, Sun 12, Jan|
arundhati roy is fit but not with her shavewd
||Posted: 11:06am, Sun 12, Jan|
are here to pay respect to, and shame the biggest South Asians
of the year
Isa Guha and Sunita Sharma are totally
insignificant in the scope of things
||Posted: 02:43pm, Sun 12, Jan|
where's the rest?
||Posted: 11:31pm, Sun 12, Jan|
sandeep that is of course an opinion you're
entitled to and one we don't share. if you think you can come
up with a better list (once we've psted it), be glad to hear
phatboy, the full list will be posted over the next
week or so.
||Posted: 11:54pm, Sun 12, Jan|
i aint taking the pashaab
im just pondering whether
these 2 actually are significant enough to be on the
i look forward to the remaining entries and might
add to the list
||Posted: 08:32pm, Mon 13, Jan|
Sarin is the don! He should have been higher up the list man.
Running Vodafone is probably UK's premier CEO job specially
since its such a growth area with new
||Posted: 11:18pm, Mon 13, Jan|
khabra reminds me of junior soprano. i think its the
||Posted: 01:21pm, Tue 14, Jan|
Lmao....he does aswell!!
heard of these ppl
||Posted: 08:34pm, Tue 14, Jan|
about ... M. NIGHT SHYAMALYAN!?? the director of
how about some Indo-Americans and
||Posted: 11:17pm, Tue 14, Jan|
up piara khabra (not!)
||Posted: 01:35am, Wed 15, Jan|
cldve got a better pic of meera syal for the front
||Posted: 01:39am, Wed 15, Jan|
||Posted: 09:31am, Wed 15, Jan|
awwwwwwwwwww..why wakar younis???we still won
against new zealand..
||Posted: 01:40pm, Wed 15, Jan|
ever decided to add Waqar Younis to the list is
One man cannot be blamed for a team game, eevn
though he is the captain. Under him they had a good run of
performances until recently when they have had a bad run.
Against Australia they had several players missing including
Shoiab Akhtar, Wasim Akram, Yousef Youhana & Inzamam -
with all these missing they had alot of youngsters which makes
it hard don't u think?
Especially against Aussies who are
Whoever made him to be in the losers
list is wrong....! Despite several injuries he has worked hard
on his game to keep fit.
The job is being Pakistan
captain is one of the hardest out their so. The team has
always been inconsistent not just since Waqar took
||Posted: 11:17am, Thu 16, Jan|
did PAkistan have a good run this year? You can't blame the
youngsters, specially since there is a need for youngsters to
also play and get some experience. A good captain should be
able to balance the experienced with the young good enough to
make sure the team doesn't lose. Being the captain of any team
is hard, Younis just did a crap job. Face up to
||Posted: 12:55pm, Fri 17, Jan|
'Goli Nahi Boli' (bullet not dialogue) - r u
||Posted: 12:38am, Mon 20, Jan|
why is veerapan a
surely the indian police are the losers that
cant find him?
||Posted: 12:44am, Mon 20, Jan|
zalim, its in hindi grammar, with a comma. so in
english translation it would be: "bullets not, dialogue", or
"no bullets, dialogue".
minmin - we regard mass
murderers as losers.
||Posted: 01:27am, Mon 20, Jan|
whole heartedly agree on m night shyalam's inclusion here
its instrumental what this man has achieved in such
short time (three films) and got all the hollywood big wigs
lustin to b in his movies...
on his next movie m.n.s.
"My next movie is going to be based on death -
how it can possess people, and make them want to venture INTO
suicide. It revolves around Gilbert Foley, a man in his 40s
living in modern-day Philidelphia who stumbles across a Ouija
board and begins talking to the spirit of a woman named
Cassandra. She says that Death is out looking for him, and he
must hide. The thing is, Foley becomes fascinated with dying,
and gives up. Cassandra must convince him otherwise, or a
terrible wrath will be unleashed..."
||Posted: 12:52pm, Wed 22, Jan|
did a lot of work for the Satpal Ram campaign, so they're due
a lot of respect to. Their website was one of the first places
to find information on the campaign and send out petitions. In
that sense the net has been instrumental in getting his
That blithering idiot Jack Straw should be
charged for unlawfully keeping Satpal in prison. What kind of
a justice system is it that a man trying to defend himself
from racists gets done for murder in self defence, and then
denied parole? The poor man's life has been wasted in prison
coz of some bigots, and the government refuses to recognise
||Posted: 05:08pm, Fri 24, Jan|
Archie Panjabi is an excellent choice
always admired her since east is east
Best of luck to
an amazing talent
||Posted: 05:12pm, Fri 24, Jan|
think most top businessmen need a lack of certain ethics to
make it so big. the problem being indian is that india is in
such a corrupted state of affairs that to make it anywhere you
gotto be ruthless and stab your ethics with a sharp
||Posted: 07:21pm, Fri 24, Jan|
UP SATPAL RAM the man is a hero. Stood his ground when
confronted by race thugs, showed them that he was no weak
asian guy respct bro.
||Posted: 12:53am, Sat 25, Jan|
and damn thts phwoaarsome foto of sallu
||Posted: 10:00pm, Sat 25, Jan|
WASNT I CONSULTED IN ANY OF THESE MATTERS OF THE TOP
||Posted: 10:04pm, Sat 25, Jan|
abt getting pmc on the achivers list??
mundian to bachke
rahi has gone mainstream and i think its gonna be big with the
they reckon its gonna be a big hit here in
||Posted: 11:52pm, Sat 25, Jan|
acheivments happend this year tho hunna
so this time
next yr...he;ll be there somewhere i
||Posted: 07:24pm, Sun 26, Jan|
*still giggling at the inclusion of Isa Guha and
||Posted: 09:57pm, Sun 26, Jan|
think there were enuff ppl for the list
||Posted: 09:49am, Mon 27, Jan|
an interview with Archie Panjabi, can't remember where. She's
great, thoroughly deserves that
||Posted: 03:27pm, Mon 27, Jan|
Modi should have been at number one in the
||Posted: 05:18pm, Mon 27, Jan|
with coolie he should be number 1 by a long
sunita the bullshitter lol im laughing to
||Posted: 09:00pm, Mon 27, Jan|
looking at some of the entries we might as well
stick donald duck and mickey mouse at no.1 for each
||Posted: 09:37pm, Mon 27, Jan|
not a bad list, considering I hadn't even heard of half of
them. With Modi at 2 (I thought he'd be number 1 too), I'm
interested as to who's at number 1.
Who would you have
included in there instead Sandeep?
||Posted: 04:19am, Tue 28, Jan|
actually i take my last comment
the no 1 choices are very good.
admirable efort by the selectors for putting this
||Posted: 12:13pm, Tue 28, Jan|
uis vvvvv good
i like it sunny
||Posted: 12:54am, Wed 29, Jan|
being the second year for this feature, we tried doing a few
things differently. Firstly we tried avoiding politicians as
much as possible otherwise they would have filled up the list
of losers as always. That made it difficult to find losers for
our list. Secondly we had to expand our list
personalities since it has been a big year for British Asians
in the media. The "Indian summer" was a testament to that.
This also means that we missed out quite a few people others
thought were deserving. Parminder Nagra,
excellent role in Bend it Like Beckham also missed the list,
and so did Gurinder Chadha for her role as the
director. Asif Kapadia, director of "The warrior" also
missed the list, as did Sanjeev Bhaskar for helping
Kumar's at No. 42 win a BAFTA award. AR Rahman
for his work with Andrew Lloyd Webber in Bombay Dreams
was another media personality who didn't quite make
more will be added to this
||Posted: 01:34am, Wed 29, Jan|
balanced list, i like it....
I, especially like the
choices for #1 and 2 winners.......
is too pretty to be on the loser's list!!!
||Posted: 03:38pm, Wed 29, Jan|
agree great choices for NO 1 and 2.
Lol bharat man yeh
she is pretty but one hell of a STORY TELLER....
||Posted: 02:25pm, Thu 30, Jan|
Satpal case reminds me of the uncertain nature of the British
justice system given the recent reports in the news
surrounding the miscarriage of justice with regards to the
Sally Clark's case where she was wrongly jailed for supposedly
killing her two kids. In the end justice prevailed but only
after wrongly spending three years in prison and a number of
appeals. When's the justice system in this country going to
come in to the 21st century and get to grips with their
antiquated ways? The other case which springs to mind is the
farmer who was recently in the news, trying to defend himself
at night, in the dark, when three people broke in to his
bedroom. He fired a shot at them and managed to kill one of
them as they were running off. He ended up getting life in
prison. What an utter farce! What the hell are you supposed to
do when you're attacked blind in the middle of the night, in
the dark? Use "reasonable force"? What's so reasonable about
being surprised in the middle of the night in your own private
domain, your home, by strangers brandishing weapons (knifes,
guns, whatever) and being scared shitless? Honestly... the
criminals in this country have more rights then the law
abiding citizens... disgusting.....
||Posted: 01:21pm, Fri 31, Jan|
Wholeheartedly agree Kaustav, the justice system
in this country is quite alarming sometimes.
way, those number 1 spots were thoroughly deserving in my
||Posted: 06:20pm, Thu 12, Feb|
Satpal Ram: Achiever Or Loser?
murderer Satpal Ram is listed as an achiever by the on-line
Asian magazine Reality. Ram's great "achievement" appears to
be his release on life licence; all the usual, vacuous twaddle
about him being the victim of a racially motivated attack is
regurgitated for a gullible readership who are expected to
express solidarity with Ram purely on account of his race,
another innocent victim of the oppressive racist,
neo-Colonialist system. The true facts about "race attack
victim" Satpal Ram though are far from romantic, and are
thoroughly documented for even the most gullible to take note
In the small hours of November 16, 1986, Ram
started an argument with a fellow diner in the Sky Blue
restaurant, Birmingham. Ram's victim, who happened to be
white, was unarmed. Ram took out a flick knife - an illegal
weapon - and stabbed him in the back. The post mortem report
says Clarke Pearce suffered "a complex double incised wound"
to the rear of his chest. Another wound pieced his
Ram appealed his conviction twice; the first
appeal, presided over by the Lord Chief Justice, was dismissed
in March 1989; his second appeal was dismissed in November
1995, and the Court of Appeal had some strong words for the
specious claim that Ram's barrister had blown the case.
It would be tiresome to repeat here the countless lies
Ram and his supporters have foisted onto the public over the
years, but one lie deserves especial mention, the lie that
Ram's non-existent attacker died because he refused medical
treatment. The fact is that, unlike Ram, Clarke Pearce was in
no position to refuse medical treatment. He died in the
operating theatre less than two hours after being stabbed.
Ram, on the other hand, who had proceeded under his own steam
to another hospital where he sought treatment under a false
name, was so drunk and abusive that at first a doctor was
unable to treat him. He had a small cut on his face and a
scratched arm that needed no treatment. As the Court of Appeal
said in 1995, the evidence was that "the wound sustained by
the appellant was minor compared with those sustained by the
deceased, suggesting he gave a good deal better than he
From his prison cell, Ram orchestrated a campaign
of defamation against not only his victim but against the
victim's family, a campaign that was so intensive it appears
to have convinced a number of Members of Parliament, who
signed an Early Day Motion in his support. It appears also to
have convinced the Parole Board, who recommended his release
in October 2000. But one person it didn't convince was Home
Secretary Jack Straw, who vetoed the Parole Board's
recommendation. Following a ruling by the European Court of
Human Rights in an unrelated case, the Home Secretary's
"interference" was ruled illegal, and Ram was parolled. He was
also, incredibly, awarded twenty thousand pounds compensation
for the extra time he had spent in gaol, but most of this was
eaten up by the legal costs of a failed (and undoubtedly
frivolous) action for personal injury from which he
Ram might have done something with the rest
of his miserable life, but in April 2003, following
allegations of assault and criminal damage, the authorities
recommended he be recalled to prison. His life licence was
revoked on May 7, and he has been unlawfully at large ever
On what basis is Ram an achiever? His only
achievement, apart from causing misery and suffering to the
family of the man he murdered, is to dupe so many people,
although to be fair, many of them didn't take much duping.
Rock band Primal Scream fought Ram's corner;
AsianDubFoundation even recorded a song about him:
...Just another innocent man.
people are strangely silent now.