Tablet of Chindia



Aakash 2 was recently displayed at the United Nations as an example of Indian frugal innovation. Back home, it became slightly mired in claims that it was actually a “made in China” product.

This is nationalism out of tune with the rise of the modern supply chain. As long as the idea came from India, where its components are sourced from hardly matters. And since the prime goal of Aakash was to produce a workable tablet at the lowest possible price, getting motherboards and the like from China was almost inevitable.

The days when a manufactured product (and increasingly intangible products like music et cetera) could claim to have originated from a country on the grounds all its components were from there are long gone. Even by the 1990s, studies would show that the most “American” car based on percentage of parts made in the US was a South Korean marque and, later, a Honda.

Aakash 2 has 60 different vendors providing some 800 components so the likelihood that these would all or even mostly Indian was in the realm of fantasy. And especially so if keeping the tablet at a low price was the main criteria.

Of course, it would be nice if something like the Aakash was both ideated and manufactured in India. This would mean more of the value-addition and more of the jobs spun off from the computer project would stay in India.

But for that to happen, India would need to reform its labour laws, build up its infrastructure and cut a lot of red tape so that it could be genuinely competitive in manufacturing electronic components and other widgets. As a UBS study noted, as wages rise light manufacturing is fleeing China. But it is going to Vietnam, Indonesia and Bangladesh. It is not going to India because of the problems listed above.

Which is why, for the time being, many Indian innovations will continue to made in China for years to come.

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  • Abu Ahmed

    When Indira Gandhi was around, she preferred to have Atal Bihari Vajpayee inside the parliament rather than outside it – for she knew some leaders are more harmful to one’s party or career if they do not get inside the Lok Sabha. Nowadays such wisdom is hardly visible from a senior leader of any party.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kanikadhupar Kanika Dhupar

    I loved the parting comment.
    Cheers Bunny :D

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  • Abu Ahmed

    Why should I let myself make someone else make me unhappy? That’s the question all desk-rage sufferers should ask themselves and chillax while on the job.

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  • VEENU

    :) loved this post

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  • anil

    I have an idea.

    Let India ttinks for a while to join China and let China define India’s foreign and domestic policy from now on.

    I am sure India will make much better progress than what Indian TTink Tanks are capable of even ttinking.

    After all this is Hindian idea no matter where it works from!

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  • KANISHKA

    When tolerant and democratic non-Muslim societies give in to the Muslim religious privileges, many of their toxic anti-non-Muslim components creep in exponentially as their population grows as explained below:

    -Muslims up to 5% of the population (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA) stay as segregated minority, start Mosque construction, use oil money to influence liberal Journalists for public relations and open Islamic Study Chairs in major universities, proselytize from vulnerable groups, clog streets with open-air congregationary rug prayers, develop sleeper cells for future Jehad;

    -Muslims 5 to 10% (France, Kenya, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland) push for those Islamic believes that are in conflict with the values & tradition of
    diverse societies, ask breaks on jobs for 5-times prayers, establish madrasa
    education, display of veil by their females, demand to rule themselves by
    Saria; They quickly learnt to use, misuse and abuse the freedoms granted to citizens in free and democratic countries to spread vitriol, virulent indoctrination and hate against their non-Muslim hosts, the kafirs, among who they freely chose to migrate and get citizenship through various guiles.

    -Muslims 10 to 25% (Burma, Cyprus, INDIA, Israel, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Thailand) tend to increase lawlessness and chaos such as mob violence after Friday Sermons for alleged blasphemy or Koran burning by destroying national monuments in India and car-burnings in France. Many actions of native non-Muslims population in full compliance with their own culture, constitution and traditions of freedom of speech will offend Islam resulting in uprisings such as opposition to Mohammad cartoons or veil in public, post false blogs using non-Muslim on-line names, force partition of countries, create mayhem by terror and ethnic cleansing, keep their daughters confined while seducing young non-Muslim girls to marry and forcing conversion, shelter illegal Muslims migrants from all over the world and breed more to increase Muslim population ratio;

    -Muslims 25% to 90% – Once the population of Muslims reaches 25%, forced conversions, hair-trigging riots and ethnic cleansing will start to ensure that the figure reaches 95%. As long as the figure is fewer than 25% the only ways to increase Muslim population are illegal immigration, conversion of poor and illiterates, and high birth rates like rabbits; with the exception of few countries such as NIGERIA (always in turmoil despite huge oil), there are very few countries in the world where the population of Muslims is between 25% and 90%. Indonesia and Malaysia are examples of countries that have seen rapid Islamisation and discrimination of minorities in recent decades.

    -Muslims from 90 to 99% (Albania, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Chad, Chechnya, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Qatar, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, West Bank) notice violent jihad, face hair-trigger riots as in Syria, jihad lashkars, unfettered persecution of non-Muslims, use Zakat of funds to spread Islam and terror, target killings, sporadic ethnic cleansing, death for conversion (apostasy and proselytizing), Rule by Saria, start of conspiracy theory, subdue and impose Jizya tax on non-Muslims only, military coups, dictatorships, disappearances of dissidents, enforcement of dreaded Blasphemy Law, start of genocide to drive infidels out with frenzy to make 100% Muslim state;

    -100% Muslim population (Afghanistan, GAZA, Libya, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen) should usher Darul-Islam, the Islamic world of Peace; here everybody is a Muslim, Madarasa their schools, Mullah their intellectuals and Koran is the only word. Unfortunately, peace in Islam is a mirage as it can NEVER be achieved, even in 100% Muslim states. By then the entire society becomes radicalized and more-radicalized Cr@zy Muslims intimidate, spread hatred thru network media by morphed pictures, spew venom and satisfy their bl@@d-lust by killing less-radicalized Muslims such as Sunnis killing Shias in Pakistan and Arab world. Worst, the Islamic state becomes either a brutal Islamic Sheikhdom as Saudi Arab with free oil money or a terrorist state like Pakistan using terrorism as the state policy with nuclear bomb in the control of genocidal army or a Somalia, the nation of pirates, all claiming to follow the guidance emanating from the same source, KORAN and SARIA.

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    engrich Reply:

    hindu is the only religion where man is born uneven.hinuism is mother of fascism nazism and apartheism..remaining all written above is bullshit and wrong.
    geeta is hate manual where castes were created by ur love god krishna.who had 1603 wives, also had intimate relationship with neighbour wife called radha.

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    Hindu Athiest Reply:

    Hinduism is not perfect but not as bad as Islam…infact no other religion is as more violent and barbaric as islam…Muslim people are good like any other people …But brainwashed by Islam…they can be evil…As long as they dont read khoran.they will be peaceful..Khoran is the manifestation of evil…sorry if i am rude but think about it…Muslim people are as innocent as any other people..but isalm is evil..think about it.

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    Biswajit Saikia Reply:

    u hav zero knowledge…………..as ur religion, look at u hw barbaric u r, dats wht hindus are n real…….they do only politics n curruption coz its in their boold, take the example of ur own mythological stories…evn though those r nt true n r baseless…..but cleaRLY MENTION HW ur so called gogs with super power used the corrupt way(chall) to kill

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  • Sudhir Mehta

    Muslims are barbarians and can not be ever come back to power
    In united Hindustan. The rapist will be tried under provisions of laws and punished properly.

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    engrich Reply:

    Muslims are barbarians and can not be ever come back to power
    muslim made india.tell me any of your achievent.

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    kanishka Reply:

    Muslims unmade India. Nehru remade India in 1947.

    Tell me which Islamic country is considered a civilized nation?

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    engrich Reply:

    The rapist will be tried under provisions of laws and punished properly.
    he will be given bail 2000 gurantee.

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    Gladtide Reply:

    u nomad doughtier rapists, muslims rulers built magnificent monuments, roads, markets and cities,,,In united currptstan there is no place for justice!!!

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  • engrich

    all budhdhist temple in india were destroyed by brhmns.brhmns were taking help of rulers to finish budhhdists and jainese in india,now they are doing same with muslims.hate is ur duty and lie staple food.all glittering temples were built during muslim rule.

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    kanishka Reply:

    Hey Taqiyyebaaz, stop spreading lies and twisting the history.

    In 1193, the Nalanda University located in Eastern India was sacked by an Islamic fanatic Bakhtiyar Khilji; this event is seen by scholars as a late milestone in the decline of Buddhism in India. Khilji is said to have asked if there was a copy of the Koran at Nalanda before he sacked it in fire.

    “The Persian historian Minhaj-i-Siraj, in his chronicle the Tabaquat-I-Nasiri, reported that thousands of monks were burned alive and thousands beheaded later as Khilji tried his best to uproot Buddhism and plant Islam by the sword in that part of India; the burning of the library continued for several months and the “smoke from the burning manuscripts hung for days like a dark pall over the low hills.”

    Do you want me to write about Takhshila (Taxila), the second seat of Buddhism and the oldest university of the universe, now in Pakistan?

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  • engrich

    india should run under sharia as justice under sharia is deterent instant cheap and examplary

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    Faulitics Reply:

    And based on use uncivilized barbaric Bedouin culture.

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  • kanishka

    Zia, you forgot to mention one of the basic requirement of the Saria;

    TESTIMONY OF FOUR (4) EYE-WITNESSES who actually saw the rape by their own eyes.

    Four eye witness for the rape and that too males; in case of females, Saria requires 8 eye-witnesses as famale testimony is given half weightage only compared to that of a male.

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    engrich Reply:

    now medical certificate is accepted.time has changed.

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    kanishka Reply:

    Taqqiyebaz,

    You mean a rapist would submit a medical certificate issued by Hakimji that he was sick to the stomach and not at the scene?

    Any quote from Saria?

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    Faulitics Reply:

    You are not a “true Muslim” then. Mohammad’s laws are timeless.

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    shankar Reply:

    come on.. u mean the koran is not the book for eternity? and that things as per koran will not work in modern times?? U must be cut into 100 pieces and ur mother and sisters should become muhammad’s property with immediate effect. *******, how dare u refute our peaceful religion? We will murder u and ur family… LOL

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  • engrich

    We Hindus are civiled society and it has benn proved through our contribution to civilisation

    under vedic rule doors of education were closed to non brhmns and women.even ur god of knowledge swarasti is illetrate.u people are expert liars.
    muslims will kick u bstrd out of indian political scene soon.

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  • ehgrich

    modi is criminal.he will pay for his deed.india is country of idiots semi literates can survive only here.

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    kanishka Reply:

    ….and you Taqqiyebaz, are lucky to survive in India.

    There is something called the Supreme Court of India which have declared there is no evidence against Modi in 2002 Communal riots instigated by Muslims by burning 58 Hindus in a train near Godhra.

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    engrich Reply:

    first major riot was instigated by rss in ahmadabad 1969.since then they have repeated this performance 20 times.modi jamoura hai.kam to nagpur se hota.around 50000 plus muslims were mascared no one is punished.in hindu legal system killing of shudras carry no punishment.jafri with 69 innocents was burnt alive in broad day light.he made 200 calls to modi.but modi is innocent.he is holy cow.

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    engrich Reply:

    compartment was burnt by agents of vhp to provide reason for riot.why muslim will fire.fire was started from inside.wrong and bullshit

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    Biswajit Saikia Reply:

    it was done by hindus only………..it ws the politics of NAMO, to kill muslims as he want too which he did, according to his religion which mention to kill ppl from other religion, u hammer head train coach caught fire frm inside

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    shankar Reply:

    If india is a country of idiots, u can move to any wise country that u think will accept an idiot like u

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  • engrich

    ashoka built 60000 budhdhist temples in orrisa.all were destroyed by brhmns and monks were slaughtered.budhdhist nuns were the first devdasis of vedic temples.
    creation of hindu samaj was the first major terrorist act on indian soil.committed by vedic invaders from central asia.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Vedic religion came first.Buddha himself was Kshatriya.Ashoka was HIndu before converting to Buddhism.

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  • Faulitics

    Sharia is product of a society of Bedouins of very limited intellect. That’s why the punishment part of sharia is barbaric. Not fit for any society in modern times but looks like arabization prevents people from you in criticizing uncivilized barbaric systems like sharia because as a empty vessel, arabization had filled up your mind with taboos.

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  • Muhammad

    Yeah, sounds like slum educated or may I say you got your PHD from Madrassah education in history. During Barbaric 1000 years of Islamic rule the population of India was only 250 mil or less. I*nspite of that, Muslim invaders targeted and kidnapped Hindu women and raping and converting them en mass in to Islam. This was rampant as Koran recommended the kafir women as the prized properties. Look at the era of Mugal emperors and their Harem, most of the Hindu women were forcibly raped and converted and then put in to Harem. In Rajasatan Hindu women participated in “Jahar Brata” to save their honours from the Muslim invaders by jumping in to fire and self immolated them. These are well documented. We need to rewrite the history , all the zeehadi funded, half educated Mdrssaha propaganda Muslim history needs to be scarped. The Muslim in post independence tried very hard to dilute the barbarity they did to Hindu women and all other destructive crime against Hindus and to peaceful Hindu India including burning down all the major Universities (Nalanda, Taxseela etc.)which had sizeable collections of treasured documents and all the narratives of Islamic horror needs to be rewritten.During Independence only Nokahali, and inn hundreds of districts in Bangladesh can pale any historically documented genocides in the modern times, specailly aginst the Hindu women. So just shut up and feel free to go back to your sarah zaha se Accha”paksitan hamara”.

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  • kanishka

    …and still your jehadi mind can’t rebutt with logic what I wrote above.

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    Sumit Bose Reply:

    @kanishka, it is such a futile wasted effort to make any Islamic nuthead see any reason.
    “kutte ka dhum, sau saal seedhi naali meh rakhkar nikala, toh dhum thedi ki thedi hi rahegi.
    These Indian converts in a total denial mode, they do not want to admit that it was one of their ancestors who was brutalized into “honouring himself” by submitting to Islam of the muslim conquers, and have created this inverted myth of Brahminical “oppression” to deflect from the capitulation of their own ancestor and the vapidness of a fake Arabic identity, only to get “kicked” by the Arabs.
    Sadly, their ancestor had no choice, but, this dimwit has no brains., and whatever is there is only with a Don Quixotic hate of the Brahmins. Engrich Mia, i am not a Brahmin, but if i have any issues with Brahmins, i would like to resolve it as an Indian, I wont wear the garb of a Pseudo-Arab to pick issues with a Brahmin.

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  • jainu

    we don’t need any religion laws.ammend hundred years old cpc . recruit more police personnel ,train the police with modern equipment ,more police training institutes,crime related course in universities ,upgrade police with latest technology, increase ratio of police,non interference of politician in crime cases,Effective policing,teach children in school about duty of a citizen instead of useless histories,harsh punishment like life sentence with out parole,treat rape as non bailable offence .All this will reduce the crime rate.Media should always give maximum importance about rape issues

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  • Arjun

    There are strict Hindu Vedic laws that applies against incest and rape against women. The problem in India is politicians does not enforce laws strictly and do not punish criminals harshly like in the U.S. These problems can be solved without Shariah, there are more modern and better laws than Shariah. India has a secular democratic constitution that takes precedence over any religious laws. In Muslim countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan women are being killed and brutalized everyday and there are no protests. Atleast in India I see mass protest against such heinous crimes.

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  • Ehsan

    abey Ch**ye pehle tujhe ye pta hona chahiye k sharia law na pakistan mein hai na Afghanistan.

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    Kaffir Reply:

    Send these pigs to where they belong…Pakistan ya Afghanistan

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  • Moo ham head

    When americans shove a danda up the *** of mullas n took away raymond davis even when whole porkistan was yelling to hang him,real usefullness of saria came to be known.They paid them blood money n took their man even when he shot 2 porkis in broad daylight.

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  • http://twitter.com/macgupta123 Arun Gupta

    It turned out the death penalty for kidnapping made the kidnapper more likely to kill the victim – minus a witness, for no extra risk. The same holds true for rape.

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  • Roy

    @ sha.. few days ago a person was burnt alive in Pakistan as fanatic mass thought he has burnt Quran.

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  • san

    Muslim in India must govern with muslim law related to criminal law also as in case of personal law.

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    shankar Reply:

    better they can move to pakistan and get all laws as per islam.

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    Faulitics Reply:

    Pakistan was created for such people who believe in uncivilized Bedouin law. They can move there.

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  • shankar

    Plus blood money for non muslims is 1/6th of that of a muslim. So even in death, islam divides people as superior muslims and inferior kafirs. And u talk about division of society in hinduism!!

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  • engrich

    hindu fascists are liars of highest order,their only aim is to divide

    In
    his incisive study of the Hindutva phenomenon, titled Saffron Fascism,
    Shyam Chand, a Dalit scholar and activist who served for many years as
    member of the Haryana Legislative Assembly, quotes from a secret
    circular sent out by the RSS to its preachers. It clearly indicates the
    sinister Brahminical strategy of using the Dalit-Bahujans to attack the
    Muslims and Christians, while at the same time aiming to keep the
    Dalit-Bahujans under the permanent slavery of the ‘upper’ castes.
    Excerpts from Secret Circular No.411 issued by the RSS:
    [.]
    Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes are to be recruited to the
    party so as to increase the volunteers to fight against the Ambedkarites
    and Mussalmans.
    Hindutva should be preached with a vengeance among
    physicians and pharmacists so that, with their help, time expired [sic.]
    and spurious medicines might be distributed amongst the Scheduled
    Castes, Mussalmans and Scheduled Tribes. The newborn infants of Shudras,
    Ati-Shudras, Mussalmans, Christians and the like should be crippled by
    administering injections to them. To this end, there should be a show of
    blood-donation camps.
    Encouragement and instigation should be
    carried on [sic.] more vigorously so that the womenfolk of Scheduled
    Castes, Mussalmans and Christians live by prostitution.
    Plans should
    be made more foolproof so that the people of the Scheduled Castes,
    Backward Classes, Musslamans and Christians, especially the
    Ambedkarites, become crippled by taking in [sic.] harmful eatables.
    Special
    attention should be given to the students of Scheduled Castes and
    Scheduled Tribes so as to make them read the history written according
    to our dictates.
    During riots the women of Mussalmans and Scheduled
    Castes should be gang-raped. Friends and acquaintances cannot be spared.
    The work should proceed on the Surat model.
    Publication of writings
    against Mussalmans, Christians, Buddhists and Ambedkarites should be
    accelerated. Essays and writings should be published in such a way as to
    prove that Ashoka was opposed to the Aryans.
    All literature opposed
    to Hindus and Brahmins are [sic.] to be destroyed. Dalits, Mussalmans,
    Christians and Ambedkarites should be searched out. Care should be taken
    to see that this literature do [sic.] not reach public places. Hindu
    literature is to apply [sic.] to the Backward Classes and Ambedkarites.
    The
    demand by the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes for filling in the
    backlog vacancies in services shall by no means be met. Watch should be
    kept to see that their demands for entry and promotion in government,
    non-government or semi-government institutions are to be rejected and
    their service records are destroyed with damaging reports.
    Measures
    should be taken to make the prejudices amongst Scheduled Castes and
    Backward people more deep-rooted. To this end, help must be taken from
    saints and ascetics.
    Attacks should be started with vigour against
    equality, preaching communists [sic.], Ambedkarites, Islamic teachers,
    Christian missionaries and neighbours [?].
    Assaults should be made on Ambedkar’s statues with greater efforts.
    Dalit
    and Muslim writers are to be recruited to the party and by them essays
    and literature opposed to the Dalits, Ambedkarites and Mussalmans
    written and preached [sic.]. Attention is to be paid to see that these
    writings are properly edited and preached [sic.].
    Those opposed to
    Hindutva are to be murdered through false encounters. For this work the
    help of the police and semi-military [sic.] forces should always be
    taken.”[2]
    *
    In the face of this circular, no more evidence is
    needed to show what Hindutva actually bodes for the Dalit-Bahujans. It
    circular very clearly indicates that Hindutva aims essentially at
    preserving the oppression of the Dalit-Bahujans, in addition to the
    Muslims and Christians, on which the entire edifice of Brahminism
    stands.

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  • Sumit Bose

    @Sha, you are the ultimate “taqqiyya”. This one takes the cake and the packaging! “muslims are true Arya Dharme” This one is classic. What a way to wriggle out of a brutal demented belief structure! Sha, you have no option but to take pride in the rantings and opinions of a pedophi1e, necrophile, caravan-bandit, torturer, mass-murderer, slave-merchant. No “taqqiyya-giri” can get you out of that! Wallow in it nad be prepared to get your 9 year daughter to get married to a 53 year old pervert.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/biswajit.saikia.148 Biswajit Saikia

    dont 4get ur hindu brothers are all over world in small quantity, so u’ll get back from those countries. Tell me if u want to get ur brothers get kick out from those countries

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