The hits and misses of 2013



Except when there is an Auto Expo, the first half of a year is always less exciting than the latter half that has the festive season and a rush of new car launches leading up to it. The first three months (January-March) is when the marketing teams are busy shoring up numbers and launching cars is often a distraction. The next six months till September is the annual lul period when consumer sentiment is low either due to the weather or annual vacations.

Even then, the number of cars being launched every year in India is so high that invariably a number of cars hit the roads in the first 6 months. Around 10 new cars found their way into the market in the first half this year. Here is a look at some of them and how they have performed at the box office.

Chevrolet SAIL U-VA
Verdict : Disaster

The Sail U-VA carried a lot of hope for the US car maker but the slowdown in the economy did not spare the car. Entering the fray at the meat of the small car segment where the competition is anything but cut throat, it was not helped by the fact that GM was embrioled in a needless recall fiasco. As a result the temporary suspension of production of the car for quality issues, just when it looked like it may gain some traction completely derailed its chances. With sales of less than a tenth of what segment leader Swift easily achieves, this one is an unqualified disaster.

Volvo V40
Verdict : Average

The small crossover was the Swedish-Chinese car maker’s answer to the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. The company’s limited presence in the market however, meant that it always had a challenging path ahead. A good looking vehicle with decent ride and handling characteristics and safe as a cocoon, the V40 would have done much better had it got the marketing muscle of some of the other companies.

Honda Amaze
Verdict : Blockbuster

Amaze is a car that has transformed an over 10 year old company from relegation to a position where it is challenging some established leaders. Till last year Honda was down in the dump. The lack of diesel engine alone was a handicap that was big enough it was also unfortunate to grapple with problems like the earthquake in Japan in 2011 and floods in Thailand later on in the year. Its leadership across segments had been washed away in the process but Amaze has turned the clock back. With over 30,000 cars on the road in 5 months and a waiting period of over 6 months, Amaze has ensured workers at Honda’s Greater Noida factory are anything but sitting idle.

Chevrolet Enjoy
Verdict : Flop

General Motors launched the Enjoy looking to wrestle part of Maruti Ertiga’s pie. But the tell tale deficiencies of the car undermined its prospects. Neatly packaged and surprisingly spacious, the car’s underwhelming design and cheap looking interiors meant individual customers would stay away. And any commercial buyer who would look at it would invariably be a traditional Tavera customer. Instead of damaging other companies, Enjoy ended up hurting its own stable mate. That too, not by much.

Ford EcoSport
Verdict : Hit

The EcoSport is nearly as big a success as the Amaze with just one small difference. The feedback from its customers isnt as helpful as the Amaze. Within a month of its launch Ford had to suspend bookings of the petrol variants and for the diesel the waiting period stretches up to 6 months. That is testimony of its demand. Whether it can sustain it is suspect that only time will tell.

Mercedes A Class
Verdict : Above average

Having lost marketshare and podium positions in the last 3-4 years, the A class has single handedly put Mercedes back in the game. Within 10 days of its launch, Mercedes received 400 confirmed bookings for the car, easily the most successful launch in its history. Yet, there are sceptics who insist that a small car for over Rs 20 lakh does not work in India and that is a hypothesis that needs time to nullify. For now, BMW has also brought its hatch back in India which suggests Mercedes may not be too wrong. After all, imitation is the best form of flattery.

Tata Indica Vista D90
Verdict : Flop

What do you do when an ageing brand decays under its own weight? You try to spice things up with technology and features. That is exactly what Tata Motors attempted with the Indica Vista and its D90 variant. While the intentions were honest, the execution was typical of Tata Motors–half hearted and callous. So while the car has a lot more punch, it suffers from age old problems like bad build quality and poor attention to detail. Only the brand equity of the car saved it from being a disaster.

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  • ashok

    Enjoyed the film, even though unsure whether I had read the novel. After reading this column, realise that a little more light and sunshine would have helped. But George Smiley seems to love his England all the more for its being such a sodden place. Seems to add to his determination to keep it safe.

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  • Anonymous

    @Zia, Pretty banal stuff , his dad was a closet jihadi though.Zakaria essentially says that the state of the islamic world is because of lack of democracy.That is half the story . The SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT ISLAMIC SOCIETIES need is to BECOME SECULAR AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.
    The rest will follow suit automatically

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    Mohed Reply:

    i think if true democracy comes, secularism and freedom of expression would follow automatically

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    RajX Reply:

    Interesting. Why do you think that his dad is a closet jihadi?

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    Abu Ahmed Reply:

    Dr. Rafiq Zakaria wrote a book in defense of the Quran when the Saffron terrorist Arun Shourie attacked the Holy Book in the 80s in the columns of the Indian Express – that perhaps is his crime in you view. Dr. Rafiq Zakaria was an Islamic scholar, an educationist who established many educational institutions and a Congress leader with the most secular of credentials. Only those who are extremists and terrorists themselves would call such a genteel, scholarly soul a closet terrorist.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Arun shourie is a dickhead and an islamophobe. But someone who wears the mantle of YOUNG BENGAL(read about the movement in wikipaedia) will find ZakariaSnr a clost jihadi.
    Just like jehadis think ISLAM HAS ALL THE ANSWERS , yet need VIAGRA invented by RATIONAL SCIENCE, zakaria was trying to place the merits of islam above science, to me it is a sign of a clost jihadi

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Arun Shourie is a mild mannered intellectual who buttresses his arguments with solid facts. To you he is a terrorist. If you can, you and your ilk should answer him with a reasoned argument. Not with threats like to Mr Rushdie. You may be enamoured of the Quran, others are not.

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    Abu Ahmed Reply:

    Dr Zakaria did that, answering Shourie with a reasoned arguement in a book – only to be called a closet terrorist by Hindu extremist gangsters / bombers. Rushdie calls all religions a fiction – with that I have no problem – at least he is not calling Zakaria a terrorist.

    Kumars1 Reply:

    Hindus extremists, Muslims genteel! I am speechless. I wonder what 9/11 and other victims will say.

  • Anonymous

    This guy sided with the muslim attackers of Mumbai. He allout approved of and condoned the attack on Mumbai where nearly 200 people died at the hands of the muslims. Soon after he hosted a documentary sympatizing with the muslim attackers. He is a crook and scamp and should not be trusted. He continually degrades and bad mouth India on American television. Wahe up Indians, you have a maasive problem in your country where the muslims are seeking to destroy you – they side with the rest of the muslims world and not india.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Perhaps that is why Zia mian calls him a role model and icon.

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    Hemant Shah Reply:

    You are patently wrong. He never condoned the attack. In fact, his documentary was a clear expose of Pakistan’s role in the attack. I watched it twice.

    Get your facts right.

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    RajX Reply:

    Not true. He played a part in the hbo documentary which exposed the chilling fanaticism involved in the way the mumbai attackers and their handlers operated. No Islamist will do that.

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  • Anonymous

    Good. You can go on haj with him and the other role model and icon Zakir Naik.

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  • Zinda Hoon

    “The Politics of Rage: Why Do They Hate Us, in the Newsweek in the aftermath of 9/11. It was delusional, he argued, to think that terrorists target America because they are simply insane. ”

    Hate (or rather imagined hate) is a part of the Islamic Theology.

    What is the explanation otherwise for destroying the various deities of Kaaba by Prophet Muahmmed if not his hatred towards the people who wouldn’t want to agree with him and his theories on how the Kaaba was built by Abraham. According to archaeological evidence, even the city of Mecca didn’t exist before 3-4th century AD forget about Mecca existing prior to that. So, Muhammed just imagined it in his mind and wanted others to believe it as well and flew into a stubborn confrontation when others refused to accept up is down and down is up.

    This is the core of Islam. Every religion is a way to channelize/package some human aspect. “Original and orthodox” Islam packages/redirects the human emotion of “anger and hate” into violence directed disbelievers.

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    Sumit Bose Reply:

    # Zinda Hoon, Kamal Attaturk summed up the Kuran most appropriately and most concisely:” The opinions of an immoral Arab sheikh”. Every blind-folded muslim should be aware of that. And every Musl1m of this sub-continent should be aware that there was a terrible incident of brutal choice that their ancestor had to make to ensure, his head is not separated from his body and the option to save his wife and children from slavery, that made them moslems. The ones with minimal education are just zombies who think they are pseudo-arabs.

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    Abu Ahmed Reply:

    Muhammad wanted to establish the worship of One Deity, the one without any form or shape. He unified all the warring tribes into one single nation, made racism inhuman and unlawful, stopped the exploitation of the poor by abolishing usury, raised the position of women socially, politically and economically by giving them rights still unheard of in many parts of the wrold including India… and there are hundred more reasons to respect that man and follow him as a leader. If you have any humanism left in you, you would respect him for his achievements at least. Only arrogant animals attack him the way you have done.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    That your prophet or may be his followers ERASED all trace of PRE PROPHET ARABIA and consigned it as JAHILIA
    IS AN ACT OF BARBARISM OF WHICH THERE ARE NO PARALLELS IN HISTORY

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    Sumit Bose Reply:

    @ Abu, only an animal would consider a paedophile, mass-murderer, caravan-raider, ****** torturer. slave-merchant worthy of respect. He founded a cult that is based on hate and promised rewards in his version of heaven of 72 virgins, copious wines and 80,000 servants for all who are ready to die and kill for the sake of his cult. Just look all around the world right from Russia, Australia to Argentina, there are people inspired by those “teachings” to commit atrocities on innocent civilians. Just because you are out of that scope does not mean you should sit smug in your well of indifference.

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    Zinda Hoon Reply:

    I do find prophet Muhammed’s life and impact of Islam on the world absolutely fascinating and he is probably one of the most influential guys in the history of the world. I have spent hours and hours reading on it and I think I have some understanding about him and Islam. He was a narcissist first and foremost, read Quran 33.50.

    You say there were “warring tribes” in Mecca. I have heard this before man a times because it is a part of Islamic folklore. Now apply tools of reason and critical thinking to it. If the tribes were warring, would their “gods or deities” exist together in one house of worship. In modern times, with all it’s emphasis of mutual tolerance, even 2 sects of the same religion don’t share their house of worship. In 7th century Mecca, all these tribes were sharing one house of worship for all their deities , so what does this tell you about their relationship, – peaceful co-existence and respect for each other’s gods or “warring with each other”. Apply reason to everything you know about Islam and question it.

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    RajX Reply:

    “He unified all the warring tribes” —> Just not true but its a nice narrative not supported by facts.

    ” raised the position of women socially, politically and economically ” —-> maybe not enough since in his arabia woman still can’t even drive and are institutionally discriminated by islamic law.

    “giving them rights still unheard of in many parts of the wrold including India”
    —-> Assuming that you are from the indian subcontinent, you should know more about your own society at that time before bad mouthing it in relation with a not so civilized tribal society like arabia. This is a classic example where people like you “seem” to know more about arabia than your own country. Sad situation is all i can say when someone bad mouths his own society while at the same time gloryfying a tribal society not based on facts but based on “theology” of distortions.

    “there are hundred more reasons to respect that man and follow him as a leader”

    Have you heard of this word called “thighing”? Do some research on this word and how it applies to Mohammed. If you are a rational person, you will know how respect worthy your “arabian idol” mohamad is.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hemant-Shah/100001469851306 Hemant Shah

    When was this article written? Could you not have changed some of the references from back in 2005 or so? “Iraq is a rogue nation”? Really? Hasn’t the dust settled on that one? Even a cut and paste artist makes some editorial efforts before pushing out stuff.

    That said, I share your admiration for Fareed Zakaria.

    However, he is not just a role model for muslims. He is role model for any immigrant in USA. Indeed, he doesn’t identify himself as a muslim on any public forum, nor does anybody else (except of course some right wing nuts leaving comments on public blogs)

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  • RajX

    Finally an article from zia with which I don’t have a problem with…almost. Zia calls zakaria right but the American right calls him left. He gets all the best knowledgable guests and his shows are generally informative because of that. Ah…one more thing. Maybe he succeeded because he didn’t wear his religion on his lapel and he has talent and did not restrict himself to looking at the world through a religious and ummah prism like our Zia…

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  • anil

    I think there are no dearth of Zakarias in India but India chooses not to find or focus on them. For obvious votebanking reason it chooses to look at things from wrong end of the spectrum and gets what it deserves.

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    RajX Reply:

    Thats true. The congress likes to deal with Bhukari and his ilk. They respect Bhukari more than they respect someone like zakaria because it suits their political ends to keep people dumb…like for example out Tejinder alias enrich.

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  • Sumit Bose

    Fareed Zakaria is one the rarest of the rare persons who wears very lightly “the accident of his birth” in a family that is moslem. He does not make a living , wearing his “muslimness” on his sleeves. He never has an Islamic takkiya (lying) way of approaching facts, he is very sound on logic and given the constraints of dealing with islamic terrorism, does appear to go quite a distance. He has been quite categorical about Pakistan’s dubious role as the epicentre of Islamic Terrorism, he is, as yet, not an apologist.

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    RajX Reply:

    Good one

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  • Anonymous

    Are you a bramhin. Only a bramhin can make such stupid comments as yours. You are a bigger plonker than your post suggests.Would you care to watch MICHAEL MOORE’S FILM “SICKO”, or Homer Simpson In THE SIMPSONS.30%of AMERICANS DO NOT HAVE A HEALTH INSURANCE.
    Insurance companies will not cover you for Pulmonary Embolism if you had suffered Deep Vein Thrombosis. But Pulmonary Embolism is the only major worry for someone with Deep Vein Thrombosis.
    As regards ISRAEL Plaestanian conflici ISRAEL IS MAINLY TO BE BLAMED , palestanians are to be blamed for being a dickhead and not playing their cards right.
    AMERICA IS IN THE POCKET OF JEWISH LOBBY
    Read Academic work the THE AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND ISRAEL LOBBY BY CHICAGO PROFESSOR John Mearsheimer and HARVARD PROFESSOR Steven Walt.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Shan,
    I agree with you on US health care system. The insurance companies have been ripping off people for decades now and on top of that fraud doctors overcharge for services thus driving up the cost of health insurance.

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  • Anonymous

    If that was the case then the book by Chicago professor John Mersheimer and Harvard Professor Steven Walt called AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND ISRAEL LOBBY would not have been published.
    That said AMERICA IS IN THE POCKET OF JEWISH LOBBY

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    RajX Reply:

    Thankfully they are not in the pocket of the uncivilized islamist lobby like you. So they won’t be rooting for barbaric sharia like you anytime soon.:-)

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  • Anonymous

    I have no problems whatsoever with APJ Abdul Kalam, Mohammed Rafi, Maulana Azad, etc. They are Arabic origin names. But I suspect you may have problems with Indian sounding names.

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  • Anonymous

    You must watch Fareed Zakaria interviewing Anjem Chowdhary. Zakaria got so upset with loudmouth Anjem that he almost abused him on live TV.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko0qQJMN_dk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1UFD2g3o6A

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  • Anonymous

    @ Engrich

    On the opposite end it has produced you. You should listen to Zakaria and change. Even if you become human late in life, you would have atoned for the past insanity in some measure. best wishes.

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  • Anonymous

    @ Zia

    If you write more articles on Muslims merging with the rest of humanity without wearing religion on their sleeves, you will actually create the right role models.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hemant-Shah/100001469851306 Hemant Shah

    The precise point being made here is this that Zakaria is not a product of Islam. He may be (or may not be) a practicing muslim but that is just coincidental. At the best he could be called a product of Indian and American culture and education.

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  • Sumit Bose

    I never cease to wonder why moslem apologists choose to reside in India, which is by the Islamic parameters a “dar-ul-harb”, they have extracted more than their pound of flesh , they should be in their ‘dar-ul-islam’ and keep on with their nefarious activities.

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  • azhar Hussain

    I visit this blog from time to time to read, but never find anything different. The articles are different but the clowns on the forum are the same. Before I go on a tangent, lets talk about the topic at hand. It is what “Fareed Zakaria”, the guy who makes my American friends real happy. Why you say they are happy, because he speaks their language and say what they want to listen. He is a typical Indian who is stuck with Pakistani Islam Arab, and then Arab, Islam and Pakistan. The moment he opens his mouth against any thing Jewish or Israeli, all bets are off. All this sham of freedom of speech, opportunity that is the American Constitute is out. READ the blog everyone is ends up discussing Islam, where we could be talking about Cricket, opportunities in Muslim countries of Middle East ect ect. I got NEWS for all those badmouthing Islam.

    Religion Total Natural (births) Conversions Growth
    Christianity 25,210,195 22,708,799 2,501,396 1.36%
    Islam 22,588,676 21,723,118 865,558 2.13%
    Hinduism 12,533,734 13,194,111 -660,377 1.69%
    Buddhism 3,687,527 3,530,918 156,609 1.09%
    Sikhism 392,638 363,677 28,961 1.87%
    Judaism 124,515 194, 962 -70,447 0.91%

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    Sumit Bose Reply:

    @Azhar, I assumed people who have had the benefit of secular english education would have been able to unshakle themselves from the tyranny of “mob psychology” and reflect on issues around them as rational beings.
    Your putting this growth statistics is a clear pointer that you feel strong in a crowd and vapourize as an individual..There are millions of ants and insects in any wooded area, but few lions and tigers. The measure of any civilization or group today, is the number of Nobel prizes in science or number of patents that group is able to register annually. Right from Morrocco till Malayasia, one would require a very powerful microscope to find patents, if any, recorded annually.This comfort in a crowd is a pathetic mind-set that reflects Yasser Arafat’s famous quote to crush Israel: The Bomb and the Womb. For your kind information the largest number of muslim converts in the UK and USA are the prison inmates. not a bit surpriing, given the rewards promised in the “Holy BooK” for committing atrocites.

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    azhar Hussain Reply:

    “The Bomb and the Womb. For your kind information the largest number of muslim converts in the UK and USA are the prison inmates. not a bit surpriing, given the rewards promised in the “Holy BooK” for committing atrocites.”

    Sumit Bose, as far as inventions and Noble prizes go, yea you guys are leader of the pack. Look around you and see your average Indian as comapred to an average Muslim from Morrocco to Malayia. You will find one of your kind enjoying the life in more than one of those Muslim countries. And now coming to atrocities lets just cover the last century to make it say for you to understand. I will just cover where Muslims casualities and you kindly give me a tally of Non-Muslims killed by Muslims, sounds fare:

    More than 150,000 killed in Iraq and millions displaced
    More than 300,000 killed in Afghanistan by both USA and USSR and almost 6 million displaced
    Thans to uncle Sam killing continues in Palestine
    More than 100,000 killed in just Kashmir
    Plus your daily dose of ethnic based riots in your country
    Lets not forget Checniya

    This is just our count, now tell me your rough count

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    Sumit Bose Reply:

    @Azhar, noted that you have no answer to my points of “mob mentality”, nor about techical or cultural accomplishments right from Morocco till Malaysia. The “non-msulims” working there are there because the locals lack those experstises.
    it is incredulus that there can be any Indian feeling “aggreived” at moslem deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.In our homeland so much blood has been shed before, during and after the partition. Moslems prior to the partition, thanks to the call of “Direct Action” by the Muslim League, went on a slaughtering spree, Want to know the enormity of the tragedy, over 350,000 slaughtered in Noakhali, Calcutta riots, nearly 50,000 killed, then there is the Lahore massacre, Rawalpindi , Quetta killings the list is endless, but it is futile ennumberating any of it to a psuedo-arab as you . Your mind is blinkered only to shed “tears” for Palestine, for Chechnya, Bosnia etc etc, you heart does not bleed for Indians suffering, or for any human suffering inflicted by the Copts in Egypt, Christians in Iraq, Lebanon, or Hindus in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. I wonder why you are residing in this Dar-ul-harb, you would be so much delirious in your dar-ul-islam..I sincerely feel that your education has been a squandered resource.

    RajX Reply:

    The death count of Shias and Sunnis killing each other is on America’s shoulders? A brainwashed Islamist clown.

    RajX Reply:

    Another moronic clown. Whats your point? That islamic countries have more freedom than america or india? If you think that way, you live in a islamist bubble. Fareed Zakaria very frequently criticizes israel and even invites some islamist nutters to the program just expose your nutter brothers. So maybe you have not watched his program and speaking out your arse. Another ummah clown.

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  • Sumit Bose

    The Pakistanis have a lot to celebrate, please dont overlook the hard fact that they have been able to either slaughter/send packing almost 32% of their total , ( “kaffirs”) population who were Hindus/Sikhs. They are successful (with brutal violence) turning this part of India in to a Dar-ul-Harb”. They are able to impose the Shari ah, is that by any means any insignificant feat? They must now sit in the stew-pot that they have so passionately created, but what they hell, they are all going to get their 72 virgins, 80,000 servants.etc etc

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    Sumit Bose Reply:

    Opps, sorry, it should read Dar-ul-Islam !

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  • RajX

    Tejinder, Your “hopes” are not “facts”

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  • RajX

    The exhindu Anjem represents islamist clowns, not the oppresed.

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    Sumit Bose Reply:

    @RajX, This Anjem was no Hindu. He had got into medical school and failed in his first year a couple of times, moved to study law. Completed the course and made a living drawing state benefits of over UK P 24,000 annually and made a profession bashing daily the very system that feeds him, his wife and 4 children. A whole lot of people in UK are fuming that this empty-vessel earns more money in state assistance than soldiers fighting in the war for UK, and he takes his troupe of Jihadi nutheads to picket funerals of soldiers killed in action.

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  • RajX

    Take his advice. Listen to Fareed zakaria and civilize yourself. Maybe you will even be civilized enough to leave the arab cult. Who knows….

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  • RajX

    J and Z are not the same in english. Different alphabets. But your post is good. I agree with you other than the Jakaria part.

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  • RajX

    You don’t understand. Modi and Thackeray are usefull in situations where your monsters come of the islamist gutter and burn people up. So you got to fight monsters with monsters. Atleast the two monsters you mentioned won’t betray the country and take orders from abroad/ ummah like you and your brotherly islamists.

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  • RajX

    What sort of an idiot are you? You don’t sound like an average Fareed Zakaria fan who generally have better IQ’s than average. You sound moronic. And please don’t tell anyone you are a fared zakaria fan. Thats an insult to fareed zakaria.

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  • RajX

    to what?

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  • RajX

    Are you saying that people are not allowed to have problems with people with arab sounding names? I am a fan of fared zakaria too but you yourself appear to be a little arabized based on what you just said.

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  • Anonymous

    Engrich,
    Happy Pakistan day to you and taliban.

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  • RajX

    “your forefathers”??? Are you telling me that you are of Arab, Turkish or Persian invaders descent? Seriously? So you converted your race too? Or are you saying that you are a bast&rd child of the invaders? If that’s trueg, you are a foreigner and you should go back where your “fore fathers” came from.

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  • RajX

    Why is he two faced? He has to be honest since he is a commentator. He has to bad mouth India if that’s where logic leads. Don’t you think there are many things in India which deserves some bad mouthing?

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  • John P. Sullivan

    Mr Sanghvi has written a very good analysis of the problem with the film.

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  • Ramachandran

    is enjoy really a flop ?

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