Strategic communications China style



The newly minted president of China, Xi Jinping, speaking to a group of BRICS newswires, told them the Indian participant that he had a five-point formula for Sino-Indian relations.

The formula he proposed was effectively the same sort of framework that China had put forward in the past. And, until the deterioration in relations from about 2008 onwards, was broadly what New Delhi and Beijing had been doing as a matter of course.

Xi, in other words, signalled that China would like India to forget the 2008 to 2010 interlude and kind of pretend that it didn’t.

Fat chance of that.

But what was interesting is that his first point was the idea of “strategic communication” between the two countries.

This, as far as I know and confirmed by some Indian diplomats, is the first time a Chinese leader has spoken about this in the context of bilateral ties with India. The only problem: no one in New Delhi knows what exactly this means.

So what can he mean? Here’s a hypothesis.

First, let’s consider what it does not mean. It is not about multilateral cooperation — that’s part of point three in the Xi formula. It’s not about economic cooperation which has its own separate bullet. It’s not about being third world and all that together.

And it’s not about being sensitive to each other’s biggest bugaboos like Tibet and Kashmir — that’s in point five.
After that, one would think there isn’t much left to strategically communicate about.

The Sinophobes will note that in the literature of “strategic communications” the Art of War by Sun Tzu is often said to have the oldest mention of such an idea. And it isn’t very positive. As he said 2,500 years ago, “To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”

But I think it’s bit more mundane. Xi’s foreign policy will have one main driver. A need to have a stable international environment ho could roause he wants to carry out the next set of economic reforms and become the second Deng Xiaoping.

A key part of this is to ensure that one country in particular, the United States, doesn’t get into fisticuffs with
China.

Or that other countries bandwagon with the US to contain China.

The Chinese are not worried about India, at least not any more as the Indian economic growth rate slumps. But they do worry about the idea of India and the US getting too close together strategically.

“Strategic communication” in that case is really about the two sides having regular chit-chats about what exactly they are doing around the world and why. It would help dispel the worst and silliest of conspiracy theories regarding China and India.

It would also help Beijing gauge how close India and the US are militarily.

There’s no doubt greater transparency and dialogue between the two countries would help. There are, at last count, three track-two dialogues between India and China. And their heads of state and government meet each other about five times a year.

In between, however, the institutionalised levels of meetings between the bureaucracy are few and far in between. Comparison: India and the US hold 43 dialogues on everything under the sun.

Xi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet for the first time since Xi’s ascension at the BRICS summit in Durban.
Hopefully, Xi will strategically communicate what exactly he means.

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  • Anonymous

    Constitutionally, Indians are barred from settling in Kashmir. But I presume you have no problems with that.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_URSXATBEMZ7HUAB3OH36PLYWDM Ashok

    When Raj asks people on voting day to give him power so that he can show them what he can do, they too will say Tomorrow.

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  • Anonymous

    Kashmiris have a right to settle anywhere in India but not vice versa. Selective integration. All discriminatory legislation need to be reworked. It is a recipe for separatism not integration. By your yardstick, Kashmir is basically an Indian protectorate and entitled to benefits but not vice versa. By the way I am not a Bihari but am proud of the great Indian state of Bihar which produced Nalanda university, the Buddha, Babu Rajendra Prasad and Babu Jaya Prakash Narain and has made immense contribution to our country and civilisation. I am certainly no fan of the likes of Lalu Yadav & co, Afzal Guru and his band, etc.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1090048352 Shahid Khan

    good informative news.

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  • KP

    sir,what are those economic reforms you are talking about,that would make xi as next Deng Xiaoping? ..and other thing is do you really believe that these high level diplomatic talks really work or worthy enough?

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  • Indianfirsttt

    Author seems conveniently forgetting when Gandhi’s son fell in love with a Muslim woman in South Africa, whose father happened to the employer of Gandhi ji for whose company Gandhi ji was working as a Lawyer, Gandhi fought tooth and nail against his son’s love affair and did not allow him to marry a muslim woman. Most of the authors apparently in an attempt to sell their stuff project Gandhi ji what he was not or hide for what he was actually. If Gandhi had loved Muslim so much, he would have preferred Jinnah instead of Nehru, an action which has led to partition of the country. The truth is that Gandhi ji was a revolutionary in the sense that he left his Caste age old trading ancestral occupation and opted for poliitcs. That way he was a Hindu reformist in higher caste hindus themselves. It is too much to say he lived Islamic life in any manner. Even while working with Muslim Employers in South Afirca as a lawyer, he strictly followed Hinduism, as explained in first few lines above.

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    engricn Reply:

    gandhi also disturb the marriage of vijay laxmi pundit with muslim who was freedom.she cursed ghandhi for this act.gandhi was a communal bania.he introduce poison of religion in indian politics and helped britishers and rss to divide india and in killing of millions of indian.

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  • Mike

    Gandhi also used to have a shishi (bottle) of sarson-ka-tail with high denisty in his dhoti, some say to massage his bony legs, but other says to massage his genitalia with this mustard oil. Often found with only two things in his dhoti, sometime when he went to see the Governor Generals’s meeting, cheese from his goat, and sarson-ka-tail. His penis was not as small as some writers had alluded. It was functional and working. Also, he used to read books on Kama sutra (reference shall be provided if asked). Thanks.

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    mike Reply:

    He had something more common with Jinnah of Pakistan, both of them were born in Gujrat, both were lawyers and barristers and of course both of them had child brides. Oh yeah, one more thing. Gandhi was the first Indian leaders who addressed him as Quaid-a-Azam. (the great leader) Again, reference will be provided if asked, but you need to go to India Library in England

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  • anil

    Zia Haq back again, doing the usual rattling!

    Why can’t Zia Haq do some research on Islamic world and find a Islamic origin Gandhi who would have lived like M. Gandhi to safeguard the interests of the non-Muslims? There are plenty of non-Muslims who lived on this earth who have fought for rights for Muslims and non-Muslims alike and Gandhi does not have to be the only one!

    As a way of life whole democratic world gave (and still giving) Muslims and Non-Muslims (those who are freedom loving) same right until, of course, Osama came into the scene, trying to destroy that trust among various communities.

    Mr. Haq, do you read the same book for inspiration which Osama got his inspiration from?

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  • Raj Reddy

    gandhi neither believed in killing kafirs nor was gandhi a kid lover, so how is he islamic????

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  • Harm

    Ok…if Zia is saying Islam preaches non-voilence which Gandhiji followed…what do you say guys.

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  • Harsh

    Zia…would you ever right against Islamic extremism? Would you talk about Popular Front of India which is new name for SIMI but supported by terrorist parties like Samajwadi Party, Muslim League, etc.. No. Anu guesses why?

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  • Harsh

    Why doesnt Hindustan Times sends him away. Why do they bear this extremist Zia who would never shed a tear for any Hindu or Sikh or Jain or Buddhist but ready to emphatize with a Muslim even though he did a terrorist act

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    co Reply:

    harsh words there..

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  • gajanan

    This Prof Hasan is writing all poppy ****. Gandhi never ate meat. The Abrahamic religions eat meat like fish taking to water. What Gandhi practised was Rishi Atharvans and Jainism’s premise. Hasan and Haq are like scoundrels taking refuge in Gandhism. I remember very well when I was overseas an Arab scholar telling me ” We Arabs do not have a man like Gandhi to tackle the West” Yes very true. Hasan and Haq have hijacked Gandhi for this cause. Just writing anything will not do. As Eric Ambler put it ” Never tell a lie when you can bullshit your way” Hasan and Haq are the greatest bullshitters. Well if the Islamic world cannot produce a Gandhi , why hijack his name for a Islamic cause? Hasan and Haq can come out of their power pulpits and become the Islamic version of Gandhi. Wear a Arab dress and plead for peace , fast for peace , do a satyagraha for peace. Do they have the guts? Do they have the bile to do a Gandhi?

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  • Gopi

    Such a load of Bxxx…
    And, reading this “internationally reputed” tag, I was reminded how our media bhompus used to add same tag to an economist (who in reality was an econ babu) but now do not do anymore. So much for “internationally reputed” xyz…:)

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  • Anonymous

    Gandhi was born in a hindu family,and was brought up as one.Being a Hindu ,he was an Indian,and to him Hindus,muslims christians,Jain and all religions in India was the same to him,”…..we are all brothers….”he never changed his religion nor he died a muslim.people took him wrong.As a Hindu I have many muslim friends,and this does not mean that I am becoming a muslim.I respect all religions.and we are all children of God.

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  • deepak

    please do not confuse varna system with caste system.
    varnas were 4. castes are thousands. varnas system has already collapsed.

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  • Shacharsmith

    I think that Gandhiji did not tell about caste system .He saying that All are equal there were not discrimination in caste system.

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  • Vns

    If left to muslims these vermins would say indias are muslims and hinduism is nothing but islam. Breeding terrorism, killing and raping innocents, fighting in the name of religion, and defending all crimes as if the whole world is against them and projecting themselves as innocents is the summary of islam.

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  • Anonymous

    I think Gandhi tried his best to keep HIndus and Muslims together and whatever his faults, we need to learn from him.

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  • Sumit Bose

    RajeevS many thanks for this copy/paste. Ali Sina and his faith freedom has blown the wind out of every muslim fraudster who claims Islam is a religion of peace. He has along with his collaborators brought out the Islam’s fetid innards skillfully “hidden” over the centuries.
    Our BapuJi was a totally failed barrister both in South Africa and in Bombay, but was very successful in his dabbling to rise within the Congress Party. He is brought into the core of the Congress the entire structure of Muslim appeasement that is unethical and repugnant.
    The most interesting consistent theme of his entire life has been to go to any place where Hindus have been slaughtered, and fast for peace (only) and at every place Hindus retaliated to call for “punishment” for the “evil mongers”. That is why only the “shit-heads” in the Corrupt Party call him the “father of the nation”; totally ignoring that Bharat has been a nation since over 6000 years.
    The other lasting legacy of BapuJi was installing the dynasty of another failed barrister ChachaJi.

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    Ganesh Rao Reply:

    ; totally ignoring that Bharat has been a nation since over 6000 years

    life of hindus is 3000 years.if congressis are chor bjp is daku.

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  • Balakrishna

    “Vasudeva Kutumbakam” is one of the vedanta principle under which people of many religion, caste creed will live under one umbrella called Hinduism. Can we find any other place than India where so many religions came and prospered? It is this Hindu philosophy which influenced Gandhi to fight discrimination in the name of religion.

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  • world traveler

    rajeevs and indurani bose………..How can we end corruption & exploitation when Hindu values worship the filthy rich?
    Every society, every country in the world is governed by its value system. And the values come from our religions. The Western values are governed by its Christian religion, the Muslim values from Islam and in the East particularly China it is the Budhism that set the values.
    That is how the West has made tremendous progress not only in science and technology but also in liberal thoughts, literature, philosophy, social sciences etc.
    The progress achieved by the West is so evident from the big rush of Indian students to Western universities and later settling down there itself for jobs, cursing India. All rich upper castes love to live and even settle down in the West, particularly the US and say they hate everything Indian.
    China replacing Japan: In the East, China is poised to become the world’s No.1 country in a couple of years. It is expected to replace Japan as the No.2 world economy in another year.
    All the Eastern countries like Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and even the little Vietnam, completely wrecked in the American bombing raids, are surpassing India in all spheres.
    Why every other country in the world is soaring to new heights while the ancient India, the second most populous country in the world (1,200 millions), is languishing and limping?
    Values come from religion: There is no mystery in this. The answer lies in our value system. And to repeat, the values come from the religion. Unfortunately our values are set by the religion of Hinduism that governs us. Defenders of Hinduism may quote from a stray sentence here and there to contradict us but there is no Hindu religious institution in India or even outside which does not roll in wealth.
    During the remote past of Indus Valley Civilization of the Harappa and Mohenjadaro glory, it was a flouring system which the invading Aryan-Brahminical marauders destroyed.
    The oppression let loose by the Brahmins produced the country’s greatest spiritual philosopher, the Budha, who fought the Brahmins and launched the golden period of Indian history.
    The Brahmins infiltrated Budhism and fought the Budha’s Dhamma both from within and without and injected their spiritual poison which caused our steep fall and deep decline.
    Manu & Chanakya : History records all the barbarous values that were injected into our veins by the Manu Dharma Shastra and Chanakya’s Arthasastra — the two guiding Brahminical spiritual poison that set our values.
    Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, the Father of India, has exhaustively dealt with all these subjects in his voluminous writings and speeches. And hence no need for repetition.
    M.K. Gandhi, the humbug who roamed in the guise of a sanyasi, injected all the dangerous Brahminical values into our veins. It is these values that make us think that Gandhi is a Mahatma. As long as the country goes on calling him a Mahatma we will continue to be steeped in the Brahminic poisonous values.
    DV family members need no further elaboration.
    This has direct bearing on each and every action of our society. The governance of a society right from its President, Prime Minister, Parliament, every wing of the society — political party system, bureaucracy, judiciary, defence, education, textbooks, media, commerce and industry, art and literature, health system, business, sports etc. — all these are governed by the Hindu spiritual poison injected into our blood.
    Hindu spiritual values: That is how all of us are feeling helpless, unable to fight back the poisonous values injected into the veins of our forefathers and even to us today. And our children tomorrow.
    Why we all feel so helpless because we are governed by a set of values which are governed by the “Hindu spiritualism”.
    The most striking feature of this Hindu value system makes us think that wealth brings prestige, position, happiness and recognition. This is the most dangerous value which is killing this country.
    Because there is a desperate competition among our people even down to our youth to “somehow” become rich — beg, borrow or steal— even kill. Your parents, teachers, friends, neighbours and even the girl whom you want to marry love the rich, admire the rich. There is a country-wide craze to get rich quick.
    India’s rank falling: But how can you become rich in a country which is dirt poor? Enough statistics are before us. If you have the eyes you can see them.
    Out of about 200 countries in the world in the UN, India’s rank is about 120. And it is steadily going down. Every small country surrounding the giant India has jumped ahead of us. But we are slipping down and down — hitting the rock bottom.
    Yet we go on shamelessly claiming the Security Council seat, posing as “India Shining”. But the fact is India is a failed state. All the biggest cities — where our highest educated Hindus live and call themselves the leaders of all thought and action— are turning into slums. Yes.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Look who is talking… a terrorist from Pakistan.

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    world traveler Reply:

    bring in free market enterprise” – in other words, sell the nation to
    corporations and win support from the rest o the world

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Look who is talking..worshipper of mid-east who survives on west’s corporation.. They can’t even dig out their petroleum.

  • gopi_thomas

    Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov (Uzbek: Alisher Usmonov, Алишер Бурханович Усмонов) (born 9 September 1953) is an Uzbek-born Russian business magnate. According to the 2011 edition of Forbes magazine, the oligarch Usmanov is Russia’s richest man, with a fortune estimated at $18.1 billion, and the world’s 28th richest person.[1]
    According to the December 2012 Bloomberg Billionaires Index, he has an
    estimated net worth of $17.3 billion, making him the 39th richest person
    in the world.[4] In April 2013, the Sunday Times listed him as the richest person in the UK, ousting Lakshmi Mittal for the number one spot.

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  • engrich

    ramallah is name of a palestanian city.king ramses was egyptian paroah.story was brought to india by valmiki an emigrant.later promoted by brhmns .at some stage time brhmns declared him 8th incarnation of vishnu.but has no ramtemple as he was kurmi not double distilled brhmn.how this name came on tngue of mahatama is a mystery.

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    Ramesh Reply:

    India has been made 3rd most pwerful country by Brahmins..hhahahahah!!hence poor Muslims venting their anger against Brahmins!!

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  • Avatar Ganesh Rao

    Letters between Mahatma Gandhi and the Zionist Hermann Kallenbach are said to shed light on their ‘loving relationship’

    The letters were bought by the Indian government in July 2012.

    Kallenbach, a German-born Jewish architect, met Gandhi in South Africa in 1904.

    Gandhi and Kallenbach became constant companions.

    Gandhi and Kallenbach lived together for two years in a house in South Africa.

    They promised to give one another “more love, and yet more love… such love as they hope the world has not yet seen”.

    According to Lelyveld’s book, Gandhi reportedly told Kallenbach: “How
    completely you have taken possession of my body. This is slavery with a
    vengeance.”

    Gandhi split with his wife so he could be with Kallenbach, according to Lelyveld.

    Gandhi wrote that vaseline was a ‘constant reminder’ of Kallenbach.

    More on the ’sex’ stuff here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2172967/Indian-government-spends-700-000-buy-letters-prove-national-hero-Gandhi-gay.html#ixzz20ZEVC5dD

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    Anonymous Reply:

    This relation was same as between Mohammad and Omar.

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    Ganesh Rao Reply:

    also between your mother and me.

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  • Anonymous

    Sumit,
    This guy is a Islamofascist who takes different identities.

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  • Ganesh Rao

    BOSE……we have glimpse of last 3000.during this period you never made any shool any researche centre or any hospital.education was beened to indian.land was snatched by temples.our women too were to temple to work as devdaasi.

    hamaree jehalat ka fayda utha kar hame bhagwan bechte aut chutia banate the .

    before converting to budhdhism ahoka killed entire population of orrisa and murdered his 99 brothers.during muslim rule u were polishing their shoes.during british time u were helping brits to rob india.aaj coorperate ke hath me dal kar ghoom rahe aur bharat bech ke duniya kee wah wah le rahe ho.

    yahee choota sa itihas hai hamara.humne jabse aye hai indians ka khoon choosa hai.hum sirf 10%hain.

    waiting your reply bose

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    Sumit Bose Reply:

    Rao, it is abundantly clear you are a “cutlet” who is writing under several pseudonyms. I have this issue with any “educated cutlet”, they are never on the topic, diversionary digression is either deliberate or .mischievous. What ever may be in your case; you are just on a rant that Sanatan Dharma and its adherents for over 6000 were just ignorant savages living in caves wearing animal fur.
    Sadly, the brutal destruction of the marauding Muslim scoundrels had been so complete that all the inventions, libraries, structures were razed and burnt to dust and very rare glimpses have survived the Islamic zeal.
    So , it becomes so easy for converts as you to debunk our past that sadly was so pacifistic at one junction of history, that our land had to bear the ravages of small time bandits and these bandits forcibly converted our own people and propagate more banditry on us all.
    In the recent past, this band of bandits opted for their own land, but did not leave, have stayed back and just because they dont have the numbers to run amok, ensure that another band of bandits (Corrupt Party) remain in power, till you bandits can grow in numbers to revert to the banditry of your past.

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  • Avatar gopi_thomas

    Gandhi’s life was based on teachings of Bhagvat Gita

    so he was copying lord shree krishna.

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  • Anonymous

    Load of cr@p.

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  • Sumit Bose

    Thanks for the trouble of putting this post. I can rip into shreds, your conclusions with many more diabolic and barbaric incidents not only in context of the quotes from the “terror manual” from the 7th century, but also regarding the anecdotes from Aurangzeb, but also our great Corrupt Party labeled “freedom fighter” Tipu Sultan.
    But that would be too time consuming, and regretfully unable to give time to. So I let your say stay, without making the effort to consign it to the bin.

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    world traveler Reply:

    u bengalees were cleaning the shoes of brits.what is your contributiobn.aurangzeb made india.TUM SAARE JINDAGEE ZHOOT BOLOGO AUR NAFRAT PHAILOGE.u and brits looted india and reduced our gdp frpm 30%to 1%.ur history is full of thugy.ur god kaali was also thug ho killed 1000 innocents.u starved crores of indians to death to apease your new god ,BRITISHERS.

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    Sumit Bose Reply:

    “Cutlet” “Brijendra Singh”…ha ha ha hah. before traveling the “world” i suggest you need to travel within your own past. I have maintained some decorum and have never used pejorative personal words. India was subjugated for nearly a millennium, first by the muslims and then by the Brits. We have had to run the gauntlet of centuries of humiliation, the inhuman brutal subjugation of muslim rulers and then the polite subjugation of the Brits, and I am not denying our collective past.
    I am happy that we have risen from abject brutal slaves to obtaining education and dignity once again.

    Can you admit the same for yourself. You will never admit that your ancestor either to save his head to be separated from his torso, or to avoid repaying his debt to the village money-lender, or was to avoid punishment from from criminal act opted for the escapist route to become a pseudo-arab, and you being a blinkered moron, consider yourself more Arab than the Arabs and get a real jolt when you get kicked and humiliated by the Arabs in Saudi Arabia.

    Yet so blinkered are you that you are happy to lick and kiss Arab feet there , return to India and yet consider yourself as India’s master.

    Hate and brutality is intimately ingrained in the cult of the Popat you blindly follow, and hate and brutality is what you have poisoned your existence with. Just look around the circumstances in all the muslim countries of the world:, steeped in strife, ignorance and brutality.

    Islam is what Islamic societies do, need i say anymore?

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  • world traveler

    agore on vande
    matram…………………………………………………………………………..Vande
    Mataram! These are the magic words which will open the door of his iron
    safe, break through the walls of his strong room, and confound the hearts of
    those who are disloyal to its call to say Vande Mataram.” (Rabindranath Tagore
    in Glorious Thoughts of Tagore, p.165)

    The controversy becomes more complex in the light of Rabindranath Tagore’s
    rejection of the song as one that would unite all communities in India. In his
    letter to Subhash Chandra Bose (1937), Rabindranath wrote:

    “The core of Vande Mataram is a hymn to goddess Durga: this is so plain that
    there can be no debate about it. Of course Bankimchandra does show Durga to be
    inseparably united with Bengal in the end, but no Mussulman [Muslim] can
    be
    expected patriotically to worship the ten-handed deity as ‘Swadesh’ [the
    nation]. This year many of the special [Durga] Puja numbers of our magazines
    have quoted verses from Vande Mataram – proof that the editors take the song to
    be a hymn to Durga. The novel Anandamath is a work of literature, and so the
    song is appropriate in it. But Parliament is a place of union for all religious
    groups, and there the song cannot be appropriate. When Bengali Mussulmans show
    signs of stubborn fanaticism, we regard these as intolerable. When we too copy
    them and make unreasonable demands, it will be self-defeating.”

    In a postscript to this same letter, Rabindranath says:

    “Bengali Hindus have become agitated over this
    matter, but it does not concern
    only Hindus. Since there are strong feelings on both sides, a balanced judgment
    is essential. In pursuit of our political aims we want peace, unity and good
    will – we do not want the endless tug of war that comes from supporting the
    demands of one faction over the other.” [1]

    In the last decade, Vande Mataram has been used as a
    rallying cry by Hindu
    nationalists in India, who have challenged the status of the current national
    anthem by Rabindranath

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  • world traveler

    tumahare aise logon se desh ko bachane ke liye truth ko samne lana padega.truth is always sour especialy people like u whose staple food is lie.hate is duty

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  • GG

    Gandhi had his ills but in the overall equation he was a great man, perhaps greatest man that was known. And you are well aware of that, so you are attempting to glorify the violent faith by highlighting the, at best tenuous commonalities – “…chapters 5.48 and 11.118 of the Quran, which also enjoins People of the Book to work for common good (3.64)…” Yes this is what Gandhi might have said, but you forgot to tell us what the holy book says about the other people-of-the-book in other places and people-not-of-the-book in all the places. Does that also tally with what Gandhi said?

    Please do not belittle his legacy by pointing out the limited and questionable overlap his thinking had with Islamic thought. You can find some commonalities among almost any pair of schools of thought – doesn’t mean they are same.

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  • Ramesh

    Yeah the same way Gujarati Hindus love their muslim neighbours…hahahaha!!!Here for Gujarati muslims Hindus are protectors…hahahah!!

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  • Just

    Our beliefs, or faith, inflict the strangest kind of logic on our minds. Therefore, much of what you say can be understood as a function of your faith and the passion that comes from loyalty and xenophobia.

    But “Where else have some of the greatest ideas of mankind, such as justice, compassion and righteousness, come from, but religion?” is factually incorrect.

    Religions are fairly recent (in human history) and have incorporated some of the philosophy expounded thousands of years earlier. The nicest thing one can say about religion (or any faith) is that they wrote down the philosophical thoughts that existed at that time and instructed their followers accordingly.

    Please remember that all that is good, comes from life – human and non-human. Similarly, all that is bad. Good and bad never arose from religion. Religion merely adopted the existing thoughts about good and bad.

    But, by writing them down, religion prevented itself from growing with reality.

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  • vijay !

    Taliban in Afghanistan would be the same Taliban of IC 814 period. America in Afghanistan meant thAt evil jehadis from afghanistan were spent and killed in fighting USA.

    SO if you wish well fro India you should pray that US sticks out in Afghanistan as it also periodically bombs Pakistan our enemy with drones. If this is doen for another 10 years, the concept of Jehad and Islamic superiority over minorities and other religions will die out. After all how many je3hadis will keep beleiving that they are going to janat…

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  • Anonymous

    “Obama: What a let-down he’s been?”

    Says ZIa Haq…Why? Because Obama did not spare Zia’s hero Osama.

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  • Anonymous

    That’s really good one. I doubt whether anyone takes this writer seriously.

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  • momn doter

    I was waiting for his next post, for I thought it would be about row over vande matram walkout. Instead he goes to US, for which I dont give a rat ***.

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  • Anonymous

    White House got lessons from Indian Politicians ruling and opposition. Now both ruling and opposition parties are silent on corrpution issues once China introduced human rights case on corruption cases. To stop the mentality of indian politicians approaching other nations for various instances is that, Politicians like Mr. Palani Chidambaram have the facility of viewing public places and reading public thoughts and so on … and waits for appropriate time to make presentation in the parliament, before that, many common public are killed and even professional like news readers heads are done. Which is day to day professional work from chennai. Which i have written to our hounarable president of india to take appropriate action action against criminal who possess illegal technology development. Without stopping this it is difficult to monitor social networking sites even after bringing data handling data storage rules and regulation. Present scenerio, China introduced human rights against corrpution, tamil nadu politicians who were in corrpution list came out, human rights is open for sri lankan issue and all of them will seek US Government for support. Atlast China will be left over nothing.

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  • Anonymous

    Zia shows why muslims will remain laggard for foreseable future. It is the ostrich burying its head in the sand scenario.Rather than see things for what they are worth , No turn your head or eyes from uncomfortable truths and turn to , yes you guessed it the OBSCURANTIST REGRESSIVE MEDIEVAL DOCTRINE.Rather than advice Iran to junk religion become a secular republic WITH FULL FREEDOM ie, RIGHT TO PASS LAWS THAT IS ACCORDANCE WITH MODERN REALITY AND SHOWS TWO FINGERS TO THE BOOK. Rather than advice TO SQUEEZE PAKISTAN DRY so that it will realise that to survive IT HAS TO JUNK ARMY AND ALLAH and by extension the vicous virus that is Taliban.
    Next Zia will advocate SIMI be exonerated and allowed to spread terror Dawood Ibrahim allowed to return to india and no terrorist charges against him

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  • Abhi

    Let us do an HT poll on “Am I a Muslim or an Indian First’ on Zia!

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  • Anonymous

    Mr Zia

    Time you started realising that Obama has been good for INdia. he bombed the Pakistnais, killed a few thousand jehadis, bottled up the jehaids and Taliban in Afghanistan.

    If you are an Indian look at the world thru the prism on what is good for India and NOT what is good for Muslim Brotherhood.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Zia can not think anything beyond Islam. His kind of people are great threat to secular society.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Very sad. I wish he develops a pro India vision rathr than seeing what is good for Muslims in Serbia and karachi.

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  • Abhi

    “Chatterjee’s book preached hatred against Muslims of India”
    Which do you think came first? Muslim’s hatred of ALL other religions or Hindu’s hatred against moslims? Even to day, Modi will wear a scull cap gladly if the moslim who asked him to wear it will wear a tilak.

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  • kc

    Ganesh Rao,
    pls dont use alieas ! if you have to say some thing say it up front not under pseudos!
    and never mind we the Brhmns have made it sure that you get 27 % and other extra 4.7% crutches to help polio affected guys( both physical and mental) like you survive at the cost of funding for education and researches and hospitals you were lamenting on ..

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  • Jay Sahni

    hilarious

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