Rahul and the war of words



Rahul Gandhi would by now have realized that the standards opinion leaders, including the media sets for him are way stricter than those applied to the likes of Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal or even Narendra Modi. Is it because he’s the ascendant star in a party experiencing a political low? Or is it part of an increasingly assertive urban elite’s fashionable critique of the Gandhi-Nehru dynasty?

It could be either or both, probably both, coupled with a string of electoral reverses the Congress has had in Punjab, UP and Bihar. In contrast, Modi is perceived a winner who thus far has been beyond the firing range of such wanton shooters as Kejriwal. Hazare praised him once but later tried to explain the context to keep a secular image, a consideration that has progressively depleted with his growing proximity to the likes of Baba Ramdev.

The media did slam Hazare for his medieval prescription to enforce prohibition and his tongue-in-cheek query as to how Sharad Pawar got away with just one slap by an intruder? Kejriwal’s equally disdainful and dismissive of his adversaries, using such crass colloquial words for them as “tuchchas.” He escapes scrutiny as a crusader against graft while Salman Khurshid’s lambasted for loosing cool and calling him a “guttersnipe” —which he shouldn’t have as the then minister of law facing charges of irregularities in a trust he runs for the disabled.

But the special most treatment is reserved—either out of deference or fear—for Modi. The criticism at best was muted when he outlandishly attributed data showing Gujarat as under-nourished to the frugal dietary regimen Gujarati women preferred to remain in shape.

The media didn’t also pillory Modi the way it often pillories Rahul when he called Shashi Tharoor’s wife his Rs. 50-crore girlfriend. So much so that the BJP’s Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi caused more mirth than outrage when he mocked at Tharoor — calling him an “international love guru”— in a rejoinder to the latter’s tweet that his wife was priceless “but you (Modi) need to be able to love someone to understanding that.”

In contrast, Rahul had the entire electronic media questioning his claim — borne out by statistic complied by established agencies – that seven out of ten youth in Punjab took drugs. Ditto for his reference to the Kargil war to illustrate that the Congress backed the BJP on key national issues or that his grandmother Indira Gandhi led the country to victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak conflict.

Quite obviously Rahul needs an electoral win to beat back his detractors. All is valid if you have mass support. Nothing works if people seem to be turning their back on you.

Prime example: Nitin Gadkari. In the BJP’s internal power game, he was pitted against Modi the way Rahul is outside the saffron party.

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  • pankaj#1

    All;
    For me, this is Indian politics now.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Yes, politics of looters, murderers, rapists, castiest, communals and

    crony capitalists.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Vinod Sharma says, “bachcha hai, chod do naa yaar”.

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  • vijay !

    I think Rahul does not have it in him.

    He has to show one success as an employee, as a businessman, as an organiser, as a leader. Well he has nothing to show.

    So on what basis do we make him the PM. Just his inheritance ? or becasue the crony capitalists surrounding him want him on the chair? Or the Cheerleaders wanting to become Ministers want a dumb/innocent PM?

    We need frankly shrewd business leaders or mass leaders who understand economics and managing 1,2 billion people. Rahul now hardly inspires.

    he cannot even face a press conference alone.

    Only the very very crony capitalists or chamchas can see merit in him.

    Imagine his threat that the COngress could just have chosen not to back India in the Kargil war !

    What a moron!

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    engrich Reply:

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    A 17-year-old girl was gangraped by 13 suspects at a railway
    station near Karnal on Friday night. On Monday, GRP arrested 12
    suspects, including a woman, for involvement in the crime.
    Railway officials said the prime suspect, Ravi, was spotted with the
    victim at Bajida Jatan station under

    suspicious circumstances. The victim and the suspects belong to Taraori town of the district.

    Karnal GRP police station house officer (SHO) Lalit Kumar said the
    only woman named in the complaint is married to Ravi’s older brother.

    The victim alleged that the wife of Ravi’s brother had forced her to
    elope with Ravi. Later, she was allegedly gangraped by 13 people at
    three different locations.
    Two suspects are still at large

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    aum Reply:

    he has one thing to show and that is , his loot he and his family has been looting people of INDIA for years and foolish people of INDIA are electing these anti nationals again and again shame on people of INDIA

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  • vijay !

    Mahesh jethamaliani resigning is a moral example to Chidambaran, MMS, Kapil Sibal and Jai Ram Ramesh.

    They too should resign till Sonia gandhi hands over Vadra to the CBi for enquiry.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Chidambaran allowed Raja to loot in 2G, MMS has forever closed his
    eyes and ears and what can one say about Kapil ZERO Sibal. These
    supposedly highly educated people are shamelessly watching our country to be looted by the likes of Vadra.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    Yes it is a shame. That is why i wrote this satire that they should look into the mirror and resign…

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Why did Mahesh resign ?

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  • vijay !

    Mahesh jethamaliani resigning is a moral example to Chidambaran, MMS, Kapil Sibal and Jai Ram Ramesh.

    They too should resign till Sonia gandhi hands over Vadra to the CBi for enquiry.

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  • vijay !

    Mahesh jethamaliani resigning is a moral example to Chidambaran, MMS, Kapil Sibal and Jai Ram Ramesh.

    They too should resign till Sonia gandhi hands over Vadra to the CBi for enquiry.

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  • Shiva Priyan

    Rahul’s claim about Punjab was wrong. It is not borne out by statistics. The study said that 7 out of 10 addicts are youth. Which is by no means the same as Rahul’s claim that “7 out of 10 youths are addicts.” It is bad enough he made that mistake. It is worse that the chamcha author of this blog defends it.

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  • Shiva Priyan

    Rahul’s claim about Punjab was wrong. It is not borne out by statistics. The study said that 7 out of 10 addicts are youth. Which is by no means the same as Rahul’s claim that “7 out of 10 youths are addicts.” It is bad enough he made that mistake. It is worse that the chamcha author of this blog defends it.

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  • R.L. Bangera

    Rahul Gandhi is a man without material. His comments on Kargil war was shocking. He had committed similar blunders earlier too. More he speaks more he exposes his immaturity. Advantage opposition.

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  • pj

    Tragically punks like the author masquerade as intellectuals and tun out trash like this article. I wonder how much gold they get paid by the Con party to turn out trash like this…

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  • dee bee

    So Vinod Sharma, how much is Congress paying you to trump up Rahul Gandhi. You do not realize that even Rahul would be cursing his fate for having been born in that family, as he surealy realize that his intellectual capabilities, leadership abilities and many many more essential qualities may be little to boast about. It is like an unprepared, untalented actor asked to deliver an Oscar award, which obviously is not at all possible.

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    Ravi Reply:

    Probably about 50 paisa less than some one is paying you to support mass murderer Narendra Modi

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  • Deep

    It is called substance and is a good thing to back up your words. Without substance, all Rahul G says is hot air which his (seemingly) limited intellect allows him to blow. The author should also see the slack which the media (and nation) has cut Rahul G. Anybody else with his track record would be dust by now. So stop whining and get out of the kitchen if you cannot stand the heat (goes for both Rahul G and the author).

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    vijay ! Reply:

    I think Rahul G is doing a good job becasue at the end of it people will be sick of PM’s coming on basis of inheritence.

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  • umesh

    I want to ask the media- who is this Rahul Gandhi anyway ? India is not a monarchy that we should know who shall be the next king. He is just a back bencher MP and happens to be progeny of a particular family. Why it is presumed by the media that he will the automatic choice for PM’s post in next elections ? Is it not affront to present PM , he has never said that he will be out of the race next time (its another matter that MMS is insult proof !). Except for some family retainers of Congress who talked of ‘Rahul for PM’ before UP elections, the party has not officially said anything about their next PM . So media should stop this publicity by suggestion. They have been asking ‘who will be BJP choice for PM’ but have never asked this officially tp congress.

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  • Anonymous

    Who writes speeches of Rahul Gandhi? If he himself is the author than he is a fool but if someone else is writing for him than he is worse than a fool because

    he does not takes an effort to read or is it the case that he actually reads but

    does not understand the meaning of what is written/? I pity this young baby of 42 years.

    No wonder he is called Amul baby. I will repeat my statement about him ‘ he should not have been removed from the cradle.’

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  • Aish

    Rahul and Strict Standards??!! What a joke! Where are these strict standards?? Obviously, this author feels even the minimal standards applied against Rahul are strict, if he feels “7 out of 10 addicts are youth” is the same as “7 out of 10 youth are addicts. English / Logic lessons needed? Or just common sense lessons, more like.

    A baby more cossetted and pampered is yet to be found in the country. Though he does have one thing in his favour – consistency. He consistently fails at every one of the many, many opportunities provided to him.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    pj,

    ” A baby more cossetted and pampered is yet to be found in the country. Though he does have one thing in his favour – consistency. He consistently fails at every one of the many, many opportunities provided to him.”

    That was good one.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Sounds suspiciously like Ashish.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    Really gr9! (higher than Gr8)

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  • Anonymous

    Rahul Gandhi said that it is the system which is corrupt, not realizing that
    he and his party are the part of that horrible system. His party Congress
    has ruled the country for 60 years and formed this systems which allows
    people to loot huge amount of money without getting caught. I am at loss
    of words what to call this man. A fool, an idiot, Amul baby who calls himself
    a Brahmin and his bootlickers consider him a Yuvraj.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001472357098 Kris Varanasi

    From the reliable sources it is confirmed that Rahul Gandhi is behind the Kejriwal’s revelations against Robert Vadhera and DLF nexus and Kejriwal readily agreed to divert the poors, lower middle class and middle class attention in rampant corruption in UPA -II Govt.
    This could be family feud between Priyanka Vadhera and Rahul Gandhi and spared by media for the obvious reason not to touch the first family of the country. From the close sources of the family, Rahul G doesn’t want Robert Vadhera to be in politics and he is always afraid of poor track of son-in-laws of Nehru family ( we all should recall that Feroz Gandhi accused the then PM Mr J.L. Nehru of corrupt practices of his Govt. ).

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  • Anonymous

    Sonia Gandhi spoils career of two journalists

    http://www.medianewsline.com/news/127/ARTICLE/9802/2012-11-04.html

    New Delhi: Two journalists have lost jobs because of Sonia Gandhi. Believe it , Rajesh Ahuja of The Hindu was given a punishment posting in Merrut as his the newspaper management was allegedly annoyed with his story on Sonia Gandhi. Rajesh Ahuja was posted in Chandigarh and has reportedly quit The Hindu job.

    However Rajesh Ahuja has denied that he was given a punishment posting.

    “I was never transferred to Merrut or anywhere else. I resigned due to personal reasons. I have the best of relations with The Hindu management.,” Rajesh Ahuja contradicted in an industry publication.

    Another journalist who also lost his job by writing a story on Sonia Gandhi is Sanjeev Shukla . He was Resident Editor of Aaj Samaj, a Hindi Daily in Ambala. He had carried a story on Sonia Gandhi after Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy had accused her and Rahul Gandhi of misusing Congress funds.

    Aaj Samaj is owned by Vinod Sharma , a senior Congressman.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    M J Akbar of India Today ?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Please blame Ms. Swati Arya, the writer of this article for not adding the name of Mr. Akbar also on this list.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Time lagged.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Yes, he too.

    This shows as nothing else will, that even while being intelligent and honest, there is wisdom in keeping your professional honesty under check.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Pani mein reh ke magarmachh se dushmani!!!!!!!

    Bahut mehanga padha becharon ko!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Political Subsidy :

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    The author talks about Rahul going through a higher scrutiny than other contemporary politicians.

    There isn’t anything wrong with it. As a man from the top political family, Rahul had a close view of the top political leaders. Not just top political leaders, but people who made all the difference to Indian political scene.

    So the high expectation from him is natural.

    Other leaders didn’t have that luxury. So a little less expectation isn’t such a bad idea. Let’s call it a “Political Subsidy”, like we offer subsidies to poor people to come up in life.

    I guess Rahul deserves to go through this high level of political scrutiny. He needs to go through this grill, if he wants to be part of India’s political future.

    The question is if he is aware of it !

    Perhaps he is. That’s why, perhaps, he allowed himself to bring himself down to a level where there isn’t mystery about being a Gandhi. He has been on the road more than any Gandhi in recent memory, definitely more than Rajiv and Sanjay.

    What Rahul has played a real high-stake game. Trying to demystify Gandhis. Hope it works.

    Anyway, he doesn’t need any political subsidy. Others do.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    I think you should also resign from spin doctor department of the COngress till Sonia hands over vadra to Tihar.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    You were never good in your thinking part.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    It is a suggestion. it will show your upright moral chracter to mummy G

    Anonymous Reply:

    Keep the suggestions to yourself. You aint there yet.

    vijay ! Reply:

    Honest suggestions. If hundered COngressmen resign, then the high command may get some message.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Learn to be honest with yourself, friend.

    vijay ! Reply:

    I am honest. My moms side is a descendent of Lala Lajpat rai. I make no claims on Lajpat nagar… as a Parivarwalla would do.

    vijay ! Reply:

    @ pathak

    Honestly speaking your piece is in a time warp. It assumes that people of India are the “praja’ for whom Rahul has done a huge favour by lowering himself.

    Read it again. 20 years back this sort of talk was given to illiterate migrant workers ot get votes.

    Today even people who come from Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha and work as migrant labour wont buy this.

    Why do I know this? Because I employ at least a hundred of them.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Strange! you didn’t call him dumb!!!!!!!

    Anonymous Reply:

    Surdas.

    Anonymous Reply:

    I agree with you Pathakji, Rahul needs at least another 25 years to matriculate from youth congress to the real bad world of THE CONGRESS.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    One thing I admire about you is that even after so many guffaws by Rahul Gandhi, you still believe in his abilities to something noteworthy.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Gavaskar’s son had a tough time living up to the reputation. Randhir Kapoor never even tried. Abhishek Bachhan just scraped through.

    People are pretty lonely out there.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    proves that dynastic succession is a useless way for Congress to choose its leaders.

    Nice to know that even Vindo Sharma did not go flat out at Baby g for Pm sloganeering.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Typical gol mol Pathak reply.

  • Anonymous

    DNA Investigations: Congress link in Associated’s Mumbai plot

    http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_dna-investigations-congress-link-in-associateds-mumbai-plot_1760281

    Amid allegations that the Congress party gave an interest-free loan to Associated Journals Ltd with an eye on the company’s real estate assets, it now emerges that the company that publishes National Herald and Quami Awaz was allotted a prime plot of land by the government of Maharashtra in suburban Mumbai, ostensibly for a press and a Nehru memorial library, neither of which was built.

    While a large part of the plot remains vacant after being allotted in 1983, one portion was parcelled off in 2000 to a housing society floated by Congressman Rajiv Chavan in which former Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh is a member.

    This land, facing the Western Express Highway and a stone’s throw away from Bandra station, is now home to Sai Prasad Housing Society, home to Singh, Chavan and a bunch of top bureaucrats some of who already owned other properties in the city and some others who are under the scanner in the Adarsh scam.

    Activist Anil Galgali, who used the Right to Information Act to obtain details about the plot on which Sai Prasad building stands, has now written to chief minister Prithviraj Chavan demanding that Associated Journal Ltd’s land be taken back by the government.

    “The plot was given for daily news publication, a Nehru library and a research centre in 1983 but it is still as it is. The government should take the land back and build a hostel for students (Scheduled Caste) for which it was originally reserved,” Galgali’s letter dated November 2 says.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    Kripa Shankar is a typical COngressman– muh mein Nehru, bagal mein rishwat– who was given a certificate of high integrity by Sujata anandan.

    I think we will see the end of the dynasty. The *** end of this is now Vadra.
    Imagine a hundred years after Moti- Lal, we have a property dealer as the face of the dynasty!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    And to imagine that this is Feroze Gandhi’s centenary! And his bahu, has forgotten such a great event!!!!!!!

    Because Feroze Gandhi was an utterly honest human being, who exposed corruption inside Nehru’s cabinet!!!!!!

    I am sure Vinodji has some explanation for this forgetfulness on the part of the bahu!!!!!!

    He will say that the anti-cancer drugs she is taking daily has affected her memory (selectively of course).

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    Anonymous Reply:

    This is double whammy for Mr. Swamy!!!!!!!

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  • vijay !

    @ Pathak

    Now tpu seen 15 bloggers on this site. None, except you think Baby G is a genius.

    So why dont you go by the janata pulse. Maybe , just maybe… the Congress should now look at Jairam ramesh, kiran Bedi or Kejriwal for cleaning its act up.

    fresh blood from outside can do wonders.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    I was thinking of bringing in Akram to play for the Indian Test Squad.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    Akram coaches the Kolkotta Night riders.

    Kiran Bedi was a good administrator. She will re -organise Congress to be a honest tour-de force

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Told you were never good with your thinking part. Wait for the junior most blogger to help you.

    vijay ! Reply:

    Oh cmon the Congress is in tatters. I am worried for nehur and Patel’s party.

    My ancestors were big Congressmen …. Lajpat rai was I think the founder of AITUC. I never stood up to claim that I inherit it.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Don’t worry. The congress would do fine without you. The BJP could do a bit of help from you.

    vijay ! Reply:

    My philosphy is different. Each on merit and ability. NOt inheritence

    Anonymous Reply:

    You have the right merit and ability for BJP. A natural fit.

    vijay ! Reply:

    I am nuetral. I just want to clean up the Congress. After all my Nana’s grandfather was a big guy there. he even founded the Punjab national bank, I dont claim that also.

    If you want India to go to Baby G by the dynastic succession model why dont you get the PNB back to me?// :)

    Anonymous Reply:

    Neutrals have no place anywhere. They are neither here not there. They are just a nuisance, not performers.

    vijay ! Reply:

    what so you make of baby G’s clown statemnt that the Congress did India afavour by supporting NDA in the Kargil war. So was the Congress planning to be nuetral then>? or maybe join Pakistan against India….

    Anonymous Reply:

    Anything that’s of National importance, the Congress supported the Govt. decisions even while being in opposition even though there were opportunities to question the apathy of the Govt. of the day.
    The Congress understood the bigger picture and supported NDA at every critical juncture. This was just one of them.
    That’s called constructive politics.

    vijay ! Reply:

    No he put it differently. As if the Congress had obliged the NDA.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Good. You have started getting hang of it.

    vijay ! Reply:

    Pretty shallow. no wonder he cannot face the media. Will be the only PM in the world who will NEVER dare to talk to the Indian or International media!

    Anonymous Reply:

    Time for you to bury your head on the pillow. Neutrals usually run out of power quickly.

    vijay ! Reply:

    Depends on who is beside you in the pillow…

    Anonymous Reply:

    Another pillow. Make a good use of it.

    vijay ! Reply:

    Well…

    vijay ! Reply:

    Why I am the Lok Pal. Not the sarkari CBI. Just the dispassionate critical observer.

    vijay ! Reply:

    Just to clarify. I am not the direcctr descendent of Lajpat rai. just an odf shoot of the family somewhere. But by baby G logic, and SOnia ’s logic, even offshoots inherit.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry state of affairs of Congress, Rahul Gandhi, and of course India.. NY Times report on the recent cabinet shuffle, Rahul reluctance, lack of qualifications…oh by the way he did not want to talk with NY Times

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/05/world/asia/in-india-rahul-gandhi-stays-behind-the-scenes.html?pagewanted=all

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Few weeks back you talked about grid failure in India being reported in NewYorkTimes.

    Any interesting article in NYT on blackouts in US?

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    vijay ! Reply:

    The Congress blackout in India is hitting internaional papers now. NYT, herald tribune, economist/

    A;; except NDTV an HT

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Pathak-
    Yes, the storm damage and misery are front and second and third and fourth page news all across the country, even with a fiercely competitive presidential and other elections scheduled for tomorrow.

    Hoewever , your comparison of Indian black out to the storm problem is not appropriate.

    Water level rose by 9 feet across all the shoreline of NY/NJ/DE/CT, a rare nature phenomenon (generally only southern coast – florida/alabama/louisiana get affected by storms; eastern hurricane is very rare; the last one 60 years ago). The Indian situation was the result of the politicians and bureaucrats actions or lack of actions.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    How long did they take to recover? have they recovered yet ?

  • Anonymous

    This is copy paste.
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    Antony: Last time we did Big Bang reforms, today we assemble here for a Big Bang cabinet reshuffle.Zero Sibal: Antony Sab Big Bang or not, at least our paid media channels projected it like a Big Bang reforms.Chitambaram: Of course zero sibal, we slept for 8 years and now we took some measures to regain lost vote share and our paid media channels agreed to market it as a big bang reform.Anand: Why not chiddu sahib, we have made many of these media editors millionaires and some have received Bharat ratan or some other crapy civilian award. which we give to our loyal dogs, I mean loyal citizens for their services.Rahul: Enough of this discussion, I am leaving as i have a flight to europe in next 3 hours.Sonia: Yes please excuse Rahul baba, he needs to spend next 2 months in europe because of this endemic Dengu fever, you know I don’t want him to be bit by those filthy desi mosquitos.Antony: Can we now officially begin discussion on Big Bang cabinet reshuffle?Abhishek: Who just said BANG!! No one can Bang like me.Antony: I said Big Bang reshhh(Interrupted by Abhishek).Abhishek: Yes Yes Big Bang, I am the Big Bang Guy.Zero Sibal: Cool it down Singhivi sahib, this is cabinet reshuffle and not your typical friday night bang parties.Abhishek: Oh, I was under the impression that we are creating a new cabinet position…Big Bang ministry.Shashi Tharoor: Mind it Abhishek, you can’t talk like this, we all have priceless wives back at home.Abhishek: You mean Rs 0 wife or infinitely priced, still in both cases its a price.Shashi Tharoor: You know Mr Bang, I used her as a front to collect 70 crore from Kochi IPL team owners in exchange of earning them a IPL slot. Last month I withdrew all 70 crore from Suganda’s account, now you know why I called her priceless?Sonia: Enough!! We have decided to promote Manish tiwari as it has become unbearable even for us to listen him vomiting **** on news channels. We have decided to bring back Abhishek ji as our spokes person.Abhisehk: Please call me Big Bang spoke person.Sonia: only if you promise you will stop making those porn CDs, you can do anything without going on record.Abhsiehk: I swear my basic instincts, no camera anymore.Sonia: Ok, this meeting is over. any questions.Manmohan: Ma’am any orders for me?
    Sonia: like always please shut the **** up.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Honourably mention the source.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    One of the reader of http://www.mediacrooks.com

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    Anonymous Reply:

    A crook writes in media-”crook”, another

    Anonymous Reply:

    I thought you appreciate sense of humour.

    Anonymous Reply:

    I do.

    Not this kinda. Glad to know you do. I am sure you will be a great sport in future, when your turn comes.

    Manmohan: Ma’am any orders for me?
    Sonia: like always please shut the **** up.

    Anonymous Reply:

    you can try me anytime.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Glad to know that. Remember the threshold.

    vijay ! Reply:

    saying the same about vajpayee was I guess in your eye good humour.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Coming soon in a theatre near you.

    Anonymous Reply:

    All politician are fair game for me. Whether it is Sonia Gandhi,
    Advani or Modi.

    jigna Reply:

    This manmurkh singh needs a tight slap to wake him up. He so wrapped up with this halloween witch’s shadow, wake up you dirty old man, you are letting this traitor hurt our people and country. He is not honest and don’t down grade this virtue of honesty by applying to this old b@#$d. Can his shameless wife who travels around the world guide him that he needs to work with his conscience. Why should a foreigner dictate terms to him is the question.We need a revolution big time then only we will get India’s wealth back

  • Anonymous

    This is copy paste.
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    Antony: Last time we did Big Bang reforms, today we assemble here for a Big Bang cabinet reshuffle.Zero Sibal: Antony Sab Big Bang or not, at least our paid media channels projected it like a Big Bang reforms.Chitambaram: Of course zero sibal, we slept for 8 years and now we took some measures to regain lost vote share and our paid media channels agreed to market it as a big bang reform.Anand: Why not chiddu sahib, we have made many of these media editors millionaires and some have received Bharat ratan or some other crapy civilian award. which we give to our loyal dogs, I mean loyal citizens for their services.Rahul: Enough of this discussion, I am leaving as i have a flight to europe in next 3 hours.Sonia: Yes please excuse Rahul baba, he needs to spend next 2 months in europe because of this endemic Dengu fever, you know I don’t want him to be bit by those filthy desi mosquitos.Antony: Can we now officially begin discussion on Big Bang cabinet reshuffle?Abhishek: Who just said BANG!! No one can Bang like me.Antony: I said Big Bang reshhh(Interrupted by Abhishek).Abhishek: Yes Yes Big Bang, I am the Big Bang Guy.Zero Sibal: Cool it down Singhivi sahib, this is cabinet reshuffle and not your typical friday night bang parties.Abhishek: Oh, I was under the impression that we are creating a new cabinet position…Big Bang ministry.Shashi Tharoor: Mind it Abhishek, you can’t talk like this, we all have priceless wives back at home.Abhishek: You mean Rs 0 wife or infinitely priced, still in both cases its a price.Shashi Tharoor: You know Mr Bang, I used her as a front to collect 70 crore from Kochi IPL team owners in exchange of earning them a IPL slot. Last month I withdrew all 70 crore from Suganda’s account, now you know why I called her priceless?Sonia: Enough!! We have decided to promote Manish tiwari as it has become unbearable even for us to listen him vomiting **** on news channels. We have decided to bring back Abhishek ji as our spokes person.Abhisehk: Please call me Big Bang spoke person.Sonia: only if you promise you will stop making those porn CDs, you can do anything without going on record.Abhsiehk: I swear my basic instincts, no camera anymore.Sonia: Ok, this meeting is over. any questions.Manmohan: Ma’am any orders for me?
    Sonia: like always please shut the **** up.

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  • Anonymous

    TRAGEDY of married MEN ..!!

    Biwi apni marzi se inhe jeene nahin deti,

    aur upar se ‘Karva Chauth’ jaise  vrat rakh rakh ke

    marne bhi nahin deti..!!

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  • an indian

    Mr Sharma – i always follow you on your blogs or even the NDTV discussions. You are a great journalists but pls help me understand 10 qualifications on why Rahul should be the PM of this country -

    (1.) Does he have any mass base? Answer is NO

    (2.) Does he have any special qualifications? Answer is No

    (3.) Does he have any experience? NO

    (4.) Does he have any abilities to solve country’s problem? No

    (5.) Does he have any point of views of his own on country’s Issues? No

    Just tell me for god sake why he should be the PM other than that he is from Gandhi family. We have so many bright indians now..why do have to follow this family like mad people. It is time to shun this. Unfortunately BJP is no better than congress and it is an unfortunate thing that this country has no other political option. Shame on political parties and shame on us.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    Arre baba for Congress it is all about birht in the NG (Nehru gandhi parivar) . Nothing more.

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  • dasg

    This broad day light tail end licking by this pathetic writer of a middle aged man with no claim to fame accept birth of accident, apart from giving bad name to ethics of Indian journalism, is truly shocking display of sycophancy and lends credence to widespread practise of paid journalism.

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  • PPrasad

    In fact Rahul is the most protected politician in the country – both by his loyal Congress Ministers and media persons like V Sharma. He wields absolute power within the Congress party; if things go wrong with the Congress Party – eg UP elections – some other party officers get the blame. Anything right happening with the Congress Party , he gets the credit. He carefully chooses his political battlefields which are ably sanitized by his loyal party bigwigs – DigVijay, Manish Tiwari etc. He is no LEADER – in fact, he does not have the guts to face the media in the public domain to debate issues, answer tough questions on Corruption and spell out his vision for the Country. If we have a US Presidential Election style debates in this country, he will get slaughtered in minutes. He can only survive in environment where cronyism is rife and ignorance is prevalent.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bappam Bappa Mukherjee

    “In contrast, Modi is perceived a winner who thus far has been beyond the firing range of such wanton shooters as Kejriwal” Like on television, Vinod Sharma has taken to telling lies on his blog too. Kejriwal has criticized the corruption in Modi administration several times. If challenged I can send Vinod Sharma the link of those statements. This is is addition to the lie that Vinod Sharma and his comrade-in-arms Neerja Chaudhury tell that Kejriwal was offered a 70% deal on Lokpal by the government and he rejected it. First of all, there was no such deal. Second, Kejriwal is not a Kashmiri separatist who is demanding independence and should accept autonomy. Kejriwal is smarter and far more ethical than Vinod Sharma that has spent his life swimming in the swamp of Delhi’s power elite and selling out his principles for a few crumbs.
    I would like to conclude by saying that I feel
    the India International Centre (IIC) game is over. The sober discussions at IIC
    and similar venues that chamchas like Vinod Sharma have been having over cups of tea – or
    something stronger – have run their course. This is because people like
    us who have played that game in the past are like the child in the The Danish
    fairy tale “Emperor’s New Clothes” written by Hans Christian Andersen and first
    published in 1837, as part of Eventyr, Fortalte for Born. When all the
    townspeople, wildly praised the magnificent clothes of the emperor who had
    actually come out nude in public, a small child said:

    “But he has nothing on”!

    I (and countless others) am that child.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bappam Bappa Mukherjee

    “In contrast, Modi is perceived a winner who thus far has been beyond the firing range of such wanton shooters as Kejriwal” Like on television, Vinod Sharma has taken to telling lies on his blog too. Kejriwal has criticized the corruption in Modi administration several times. If challenged I can send Vinod Sharma the link of those statements. This is is addition to the lie that Vinod Sharma and his comrade-in-arms Neerja Chaudhury tell that Kejriwal was offered a 70% deal on Lokpal by the government and he rejected it. First of all, there was no such deal. Second, Kejriwal is not a Kashmiri separatist who is demanding independence and should accept autonomy. Kejriwal is smarter and far more ethical than Vinod Sharma that has spent his life swimming in the swamp of Delhi’s power elite and selling out his principles for a few crumbs.
    I would like to conclude by saying that I feel
    the India International Centre (IIC) game is over. The sober discussions at IIC
    and similar venues that chamchas like Vinod Sharma have been having over cups of tea – or
    something stronger – have run their course. This is because people like
    us who have played that game in the past are like the child in the The Danish
    fairy tale “Emperor’s New Clothes” written by Hans Christian Andersen and first
    published in 1837, as part of Eventyr, Fortalte for Born. When all the
    townspeople, wildly praised the magnificent clothes of the emperor who had
    actually come out nude in public, a small child said:

    “But he has nothing on”!

    I (and countless others) am that child.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bappam Bappa Mukherjee

    “In contrast, Modi is perceived a winner who thus far has been beyond the firing range of such wanton shooters as Kejriwal” Like on television, Vinod Sharma has taken to telling lies on his blog too. Kejriwal has criticized the corruption in Modi administration several times. If challenged I can send Vinod Sharma the link of those statements. This is is addition to the lie that Vinod Sharma and his comrade-in-arms Neerja Chaudhury tell that Kejriwal was offered a 70% deal on Lokpal by the government and he rejected it. First of all, there was no such deal. Second, Kejriwal is not a Kashmiri separatist who is demanding independence and should accept autonomy. Kejriwal is smarter and far more ethical than Vinod Sharma that has spent his life swimming in the swamp of Delhi’s power elite and selling out his principles for a few crumbs.
    I would like to conclude by saying that I feel
    the India International Centre (IIC) game is over. The sober discussions at IIC
    and similar venues that chamchas like Vinod Sharma have been having over cups of tea – or
    something stronger – have run their course. This is because people like
    us who have played that game in the past are like the child in the The Danish
    fairy tale “Emperor’s New Clothes” written by Hans Christian Andersen and first
    published in 1837, as part of Eventyr, Fortalte for Born. When all the
    townspeople, wildly praised the magnificent clothes of the emperor who had
    actually come out nude in public, a small child said:

    “But he has nothing on”!

    I (and countless others) am that child.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bappam Bappa Mukherjee

    “In contrast, Modi is perceived a winner who thus far has been beyond the firing range of such wanton shooters as Kejriwal” Like on television, Vinod Sharma has taken to telling lies on his blog too. Kejriwal has criticized the corruption in Modi administration several times. If challenged I can send Vinod Sharma the link of those statements. This is is addition to the lie that Vinod Sharma and his comrade-in-arms Neerja Chaudhury tell that Kejriwal was offered a 70% deal on Lokpal by the government and he rejected it. First of all, there was no such deal. Second, Kejriwal is not a Kashmiri separatist who is demanding independence and should accept autonomy. Kejriwal is smarter and far more ethical than Vinod Sharma that has spent his life swimming in the swamp of Delhi’s power elite and selling out his principles for a few crumbs.
    I would like to conclude by saying that I feel
    the India International Centre (IIC) game is over. The sober discussions at IIC
    and similar venues that chamchas like Vinod Sharma have been having over cups of tea – or
    something stronger – have run their course. This is because people like
    us who have played that game in the past are like the child in the The Danish
    fairy tale “Emperor’s New Clothes” written by Hans Christian Andersen and first
    published in 1837, as part of Eventyr, Fortalte for Born. When all the
    townspeople, wildly praised the magnificent clothes of the emperor who had
    actually come out nude in public, a small child said:

    “But he has nothing on”!

    I (and countless others) am that child.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bappam Bappa Mukherjee

    “In contrast, Modi is perceived a winner who thus far has been beyond the firing range of such wanton shooters as Kejriwal” Like on television, Vinod Sharma has taken to telling lies on his blog too. Kejriwal has criticized the corruption in Modi administration several times. If challenged I can send Vinod Sharma the link of those statements. This is is addition to the lie that Vinod Sharma and his comrade-in-arms Neerja Chaudhury tell that Kejriwal was offered a 70% deal on Lokpal by the government and he rejected it. First of all, there was no such deal. Second, Kejriwal is not a Kashmiri separatist who is demanding independence and should accept autonomy. Kejriwal is smarter and far more ethical than Vinod Sharma that has spent his life swimming in the swamp of Delhi’s power elite and selling out his principles for a few crumbs.
    I would like to conclude by saying that I feel
    the India International Centre (IIC) game is over. The sober discussions at IIC
    and similar venues that chamchas like Vinod Sharma have been having over cups of tea – or
    something stronger – have run their course. This is because people like
    us who have played that game in the past are like the child in the The Danish
    fairy tale “Emperor’s New Clothes” written by Hans Christian Andersen and first
    published in 1837, as part of Eventyr, Fortalte for Born. When all the
    townspeople, wildly praised the magnificent clothes of the emperor who had
    actually come out nude in public, a small child said:

    “But he has nothing on”!

    I (and countless others) am that child.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bappam Bappa Mukherjee

    “In contrast, Modi is perceived a winner who thus far has been beyond the firing range of such wanton shooters as Kejriwal” Like on television, Vinod Sharma has taken to telling lies on his blog too. Kejriwal has criticized the corruption in Modi administration several times. If challenged I can send Vinod Sharma the link of those statements. This is is addition to the lie that Vinod Sharma and his comrade-in-arms Neerja Chaudhury tell that Kejriwal was offered a 70% deal on Lokpal by the government and he rejected it. First of all, there was no such deal. Second, Kejriwal is not a Kashmiri separatist who is demanding independence and should accept autonomy. Kejriwal is smarter and far more ethical than Vinod Sharma that has spent his life swimming in the swamp of Delhi’s power elite and selling out his principles for a few crumbs.
    I would like to conclude by saying that I feel
    the India International Centre (IIC) game is over. The sober discussions at IIC
    and similar venues that chamchas like Vinod Sharma have been having over cups of tea – or
    something stronger – have run their course. This is because people like
    us who have played that game in the past are like the child in the The Danish
    fairy tale “Emperor’s New Clothes” written by Hans Christian Andersen and first
    published in 1837, as part of Eventyr, Fortalte for Born. When all the
    townspeople, wildly praised the magnificent clothes of the emperor who had
    actually come out nude in public, a small child said:

    “But he has nothing on”!

    I (and countless others) am that child.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bappam Bappa Mukherjee

    “In contrast, Modi is perceived a winner who thus far has been beyond the firing range of such wanton shooters as Kejriwal” Like on television, Vinod Sharma has taken to telling lies on his blog too. Kejriwal has criticized the corruption in Modi administration several times. If challenged I can send Vinod Sharma the link of those statements. This is is addition to the lie that Vinod Sharma and his comrade-in-arms Neerja Chaudhury tell that Kejriwal was offered a 70% deal on Lokpal by the government and he rejected it. First of all, there was no such deal. Second, Kejriwal is not a Kashmiri separatist who is demanding independence and should accept autonomy. Kejriwal is smarter and far more ethical than Vinod Sharma that has spent his life swimming in the swamp of Delhi’s power elite and selling out his principles for a few crumbs.
    I would like to conclude by saying that I feel
    the India International Centre (IIC) game is over. The sober discussions at IIC
    and similar venues that chamchas like Vinod Sharma have been having over cups of tea – or
    something stronger – have run their course. This is because people like
    us who have played that game in the past are like the child in the The Danish
    fairy tale “Emperor’s New Clothes” written by Hans Christian Andersen and first
    published in 1837, as part of Eventyr, Fortalte for Born. When all the
    townspeople, wildly praised the magnificent clothes of the emperor who had
    actually come out nude in public, a small child said:

    “But he has nothing on”!

    I (and countless others) am that child.

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  • engrich

    sonia is still the beest.ram rajya of madhya pardesh i paradize of thieves.

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  • Ramesh Kumar

    RAHUL GANDHI IS NOT EVEN WORTH DISCUSSION.
    HE REMINDS ME OF A OLD HOLYWOOD MOVIE “THE COURT JESTER”STARRING TONY CURTIS.
    A KINGDOM NEEDED A SACRIFICIAL PERSON. KING’S MEN CATCH A STRANGER AND BRING HIM IN A BIG STADIUM WHERE LOT OF SPORTING EVENTS WERE GOING ON.INSPITE OF LOOSING IN ALL THE EVENTS ,THE STRANGER IS DECLARED WINNER.THE POOR GUY KEPT ON PROTESTING. THE WINNER WAS TO BE SACRIFICED.
    SHARMAJI,I WILL REMIND YOU A QUOTE BY MAOTSE TUNG,” OBSESSION WITH COMFORTS MAKES MEN DECADENTAND SPIRITUALLY BARREN.’
    PL COMEOUT OF COMFORT ZONE.

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  • CORRUPT CONGRESS PARTY

    MR.VINOD SHARMA ,PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT ANY HIGHER STANDARD OF EXCELLENT CRAFTED WORDS FROM THE VERY LOW GRADE 4 EDUCATED RAHUL ,THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT BOTH MOTHER AND SON BECAUSE OF THEIR LOW GRADE EDUCATION HAVE NO VOCABULARY TO FALL BACK UPON .

    THEY BOTH CAN IMPRESS ONLY CONGRESS PAID NEWS PAPERS LIKE YOURS OR REPORTER LIKE YOU.

    COMING TO THINK OF IT YOUR VOCABULARY IS ALSO OF NO HIGH STANDARDS, YOU WRITE MOSTLY BECAUSE CONGRESS ASKS YOU TO WRITE.
    IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE EXCELLENT STANDARDS OF WORDS USED ,THEN READ THE SPEECHES GIVEN BY B.J.P LEADERS SUCH AS SUSHMA SWARAJ AND ARUN JAITLY. IT SHOWS THE CLASS AND BREED OF WHAT B.J.P IS MADE OF.

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  • CORRUPT CONGRESS PARTY

    MR.VINOD SHARMA, IT WOULD BE ADVISABLE TO KEEP RAHUL GANDHI’S AND HIS MOTHER’S MOUTH SHUT AS BOTH ARE REALLY ONLY GRADE 4 EDUCATED PERSONS ,SO DO NOT EXPECT ANY EXCELLENCE FROM THEM AS FAR AS THEIR SPEECHES ARE CONCERNED, BUT THEN THE SPEECHES THEY DELIVER ARE ALSO MEANT FOR UN EDUCATED CONGRESS SUPPORTES , THEY ALSO KNOW THAT WHAT EVER GARBAGE OR UN TRUTH THEY SPEAK ,THEY HAVE CONGRESS PAID NEWS PAPERS AND OTHER T.V MEDIA WHO WOULD COME TO THEIR RESCUE AND THAT IS WHAT IS EVIDENT FROM YOUR THIS ARTICLE ,AS IT LACKS SUBSTANCE OR THE NEED TO ATTACK OTHERS TO MAKE RAHUL LOOK WHAT HE IS NOT. RAHU IS THE COUNTRY’S BIGGEST ****** AND IF IN DOUBT PLEASE HAVE HIS I,Q TESTED,

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    hate cangress Reply:

    toi and ndtv

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  • Vinod Chaprashi

    This Vinod Sharma is a very intelligent journalist with equivalent IQ of Rahul Gandhi. He set up his diatribe of useless Blog, you read it and then thing waht is this guy is want to say? The essence from this blog can be written in One line. I am Vinod Sharma, I am a Chappal bearer of Rahul Gandhi, Rahul and me has same knowledge an IQ you see when Rahul told US Ambassador immediate after 26/11 Mumbai attack that the greatest terrorist threat is not from the Paksitan based Laskar-@-Toyba but the Hindu fundamentalist and Vinod Sharma supported that. He also Supports when Rahul Gandhi sexually molested a Congress party workers daughter Sukanya. Vinod Sharma also suppors Rahul on Robert Vadra his brother 0In-Laws mega scam in real estate and his using deplmatic pwer in every airport to smuggle statutes. Vinod Sharma also thinks 2G scam means Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi , it is not a scam just wrong interpretaion. Bottom line is this Vinod Sharma is paid Congress chappal bearer so do pay attention in his worthless wrtings which he has to do to get his salary from the Gandhis..

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  • Anonymous

    I just cannot believe Vinod Gupta will stoop so low.

    Ramdev has millions of followers; many of them may be even willing to die for him.

    And he is belittling Ramdev; while glorifying Rahul, who cannot even fill a stadium (half of the stadiums were empty when he came here for campaigning for last year elections).

    Modi is the legitimate leader of a state; he worked hard to achieve that. Rahul is just an MP and a party office bearer (both as a result of his family name). Vinod must be in some other parallel world if he believes Modi is not criticzed – day and night, print and visual media areafter Modi. .

    Who is Rahilul? Should the country repect him just because he is the garndson of Shrimati Indira GAndhi (in the same token, people should not criticize him just because he happens to be the garndson of shrimathi Priyadarshini Gandhi – but the onerous is on him to prove he is a leader with accomplishments and following)

    India and the indian democracy are at risk as long as there are water carriers like Gupta for people in power, whether the power is derived through legitimate mandate or through perceived connections, Or, is there even any one with a higher power in a democracy than the citizenry?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Gopi,

    you have hit the nail on the head right in the middle.

    Vinod Sharma has really sunk very low in sycophancy and boot-licking.

    The basic fact he wants people to forget is that this baby doesn’t have it in him to make it big. Even a mild mannered, decent guy like Naveen Patnaik has made it big, because he has that something which has come to rescue Orissa. This guy is a fake leader,though personally a goody-goody type of bachcha.

    I hope Vinodji respects public reactions to his blog and withdraws it.

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    devduttkumar Reply:

    Interesting that you mentioned Naveen Pattnaik. The guy hardly spoke Oriya.He lived in literary circles, mostly in Delhi and abroad.

    When he took over the Govt. in Odisha, the local politicians and the bureaucrats thought of Naveen exactly same way like people thought of Indira or Sonia. That they could manipulate using his Pattnaik legacy.

    The recent example is Pyari Mohapatra, ex-chief secy who was Naveen’s close aide and advisor revolted and tried to topple Naveen. Pyari failed so miserably!

    Like people ridiculed Anushka Shankar’s late night parties and thought she never had it in her the great talent of Ravi Shankar. One fine evening she just picked up a Sitar and started playing as if she was on her riyaaz/practice for ages.

    All negativity around Rahul will make him a better politician that he thought he ever could be. Without these negativity from BJP, perhaps, Rahul would have aged just as a simple Gandhi son full of self-doubt, not a Gandhi, the politician.

    So thank BJP for whatever Rahul, the politician is today.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Keep on dreaming.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Thanks.

    BJP’s incompetence makes a good funny dream.

    Look at the President of the Party to know what the party is.

    Anonymous Reply:

    BJP incompetent – May be you are right, but if I start counting
    the tainted ministers/leaders of Congress party who have looted this country I will fall short of my fingers in both of my hands and feet. I will probably have to count my hair
    to arrive at the number of chors Congress has in their party.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Do that exercise with BJP guys. Start with their Presidents.

    Perhaps you will wish you were bald !

    Anonymous Reply:

    You are asking a ‘Sanghi’ to do that ? Don’t you think
    an ant-BJP/RSS person should be doing that.? I will suggest
    few names : Devduttkumar, PathakG, Bipin Kumar and
    yes Atyachari also can do this while reciting a poem.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    I believe you said you are fair to all politician ! Did you say that last night?
    Ohh that whisky !

    Anonymous Reply:

    Wow I am so glad that this time you missed the point.

    What i meant was that I will appreciate a good joke/satire on

    any politician even if the joke is on Sonia Gandhi, Advani

    or Modi. You can add any name of your choice to this list.

    I promise I will clap my hands when I hear a good joke
    of any of the politicians.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Trust me start counting BJP politicians on your fingers. It will truly humour you.

    Anonymous Reply:

    devdutt
    That is what I do not understand..Why do Congress decision makers try to drag Rahul into the mantle when he himself through his actions and words has shown disinterest? Is it that the history repeats – they do not want any one among themselves, such as Morarji during Indira Priyadarshini days, or Rao/Pranab etc post Rajiv days..

    Anonymous Reply:

    And because of this persistence that they want only a person
    from Gandhi family at the top, Congress will be doomed very soon. They are digging their own grave by trying to force
    a baby to lead them.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    That baby led the Congress in 2009 travelling more than 8500km while the veteran Advani was on a do or die mission.

    he beat that veteran Advani hollow.

    Anonymous Reply:

    What is the use of such extensive travelling when these

    excursions are not converted into votes.?

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Advani couldn’t become the PM of this country.

    Anonymous Reply:

    How did Advani came up in the discussion of Rahul?
    We saw the results of Rahul’s traveling in the elections of Bihar, Bengal and most importantly in his own territory UP.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    You always miss the context. Read the postings carefully. Go back.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    The burden of carrying family legacy is too strong.

    Congress isn’t ready for a party without Gandhis and Rahul can’t let his ancestors down by letting the congress go down. It will be too much a guilt to carry. This precisely pushed Sonia to take the lead. Learning everything about India and Indians. Even wearing a saree elegantly.

    After 2 successive Governments, the Congress still needs the Gandhi magic.

    The Congress tried without Gandhis before, they failed. They had doubts after the India shining campaign in 2004. But the World saw the Gandhi magic.

    Anyway it’s a slow transition.

    After a long long gap the Indian Cricket team moved away from the dominance of Mumbai elite players. Now, a boy from Jharkhand leading the team.

    So the process is slow, but it will change like the Indian Cricket scene.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Devdutt,

    I have been hearing this that magic of Gandhi family was instrumental in bringing Congress back to power in 2004.

    I believe that it is a myth created by media, Congress won

    because of the failure of BJP/NDA to consolidate and expand their

    base all over Indian specially in the interiors of the country.
    They were popular only in cities and big towns and that was
    their downfall as most of the voters come from small towns and villages.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    You are right. 1000 crore multimedia India Shining campaign couldn’t do the magic for NDA.

    The simple Gandhi magic did for the Congress.

    You are also right on another count. BJP doesn’t know the real India.

    Anonymous Reply:

    You may believe that it was the Gandhi magic but I don’t think so. Media at that time did not read the mood of voting public and were predicting another term for NDA but they went wrong. IMO they were wrong about the reason of Congress
    coming back to power also and in their ignorance they wrongly gave credit to the charisma of Ms. Gandhi.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Like the media doing in Gujrat giving unnecessary credit to Modi?

    Anonymous Reply:

    Modi’s stamp is visible in Gujarat for everybody to see. Ask people living in Gujarat and you will know what difference Modi has made. Media would be stupid if they don’t give credit for the prosperity of Gujarat to Modi. Media is biased but not stupid.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Like you see distinct Modi stamp, others similarly see distinct Gandhi magic.

    Anonymous Reply:

    It is better we leave this subject. I get your point and respect yor views but don’t agree with that.

    Anonymous Reply:

    BVS

    I second — that Sharma should withdraw this cr-p

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    rao Reply:

    salwar wale baba ,why people should die for a cheater.few month ago he purchased 1crores worth of material in 45 minutes from a mall and took it to india without paying tax.he is tax chor.indians are bunch of fools.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    I would appreciate if you will provide the link to this news.

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  • CORRUPT CONGRESS PARTY

    RAHUL NEEDS AN ELECTORAL WIN ,PERHAPS IN ITALY , INDIANS ARE NOW MUCH MORE INTELLIGENT AND CAUTIOUS AND CAN DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN AND IDIOT RAHUL AND EVER SO POPULAR NARENDRA MODI, I AM AFRAID EVEN YOU ,VINOD SHARMA ON CONGRESS’S PAYROLL CANNOT MAKE HIM , IT HAS ALL THE POSSIBILITIES OF HIM LOOSING HIS OWN SEAT .

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    vijay ! Reply:

    Opposite to your posting below?

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  • VINOD BESHARMA

    VINOD BESHSRMA TERA KHEL KHATAM HAI.

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  • VINOD BESHARMA

    PAAPI PET KE LIYE GANDA HAI PAR DHANDHA HAI YE——VINOD BESHARMA

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  • New yorker

    Did modi win gujarat from congress for the BJP? the answer is no BJP has been in power in gujarat since 1995 modi did no turn around for the BJP just kept it running

    did modi turn gujarat from poor state to rich, no it was always rich modi just took the credit

    modi has campaigned for the BJP outside the state of gujarat and where ever he has gone the BJP has lost but still he is considered a leader with mass base, how?

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  • Sundara Rajan S

    This should probably rank as the most shameless piece of **** written. Rahul, held accountable? Questioned by media? All that we have in the media is a bunch of servile morons willing to lick the feet of the congress leaders for the crumbs that they throw. One should have seen sagarika ghose interviewing Sunanda Pushkar, nauseating.

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  • Rajiv Ranjan

    Mr Vinod Sharma, the reasons for your grouch is well understood. People like you in journalistic fraternity feel that your ability lies in polorising people’s opinion through your creative writing on topics which may not even be of debatable standards. This belief is so outlandish and proves detrimental to your respectability and acceptability among your readers. Well, you may choose your readers from whom your expect respect and acceptance but the fair judge would always be the readers irrespective of the fact that you accept them or not.

    So, stop writing like mouthpiece of congress party and stop crying for Rahul baba’s limited mandate and increased scrutiny. Please be a just and true journalist, that’s all.

    [Reply]

  • ROBER T VARE NYARE

    ON ONE THING THIS VINOD SHARMA IS HONEST AND CONSISTENT THAT HE IS FAKE GANDHIS DALAL.BUT HOW LONG IT WILL BE SEEN?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/mashkoor.h.khan Mashkoor H. Khan

    I am of the firm opinion that Vinod Sharma is the best jurnolist going, It is always a pleasure to read him and hear him on TV debates.

    [Reply]

  • Anonymous

    Pappu has many nannies all competing with each other …all falling over one another …I love him the most . This one wants to hold him in the cradle of his arms…give him the warmth of his bosom .. feed him… make him go to sleep . When he wakes up …they try to teach him how to dance …but Pappu still can’t dance.

    [Reply]

  • engrich

    http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/india-decides-9/girish-karnad-s-attack-on-anti-muslim-vs-naipaul/253712?sp

    girish on a naipaul.

    [Reply]

    rao Reply:

    evil brhmn is real evil.

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    Wow. Engrich replying himself using another ID.
    My dear Tajender/Engrich/Ram Autar/Rao,

    I will recognize you even if you hide behind hundred curtains/IDs

    [Reply]

    engrich Reply:

    there is no doubt that suraj naipaul is an evil hateful brhmn.like most of the brhmns.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Who cares ?

  • devduttkumar

    3 Nights 4 Days Celebration in Dubai : Dial NG for Free Tickets

    ==================================================

    The latest Festive Diwali is being celebrated 10 days in advance. This grand Diwali Celebration is happening in Dubai.

    The host is Dawood.

    Why is he so gungho about celebrating Diwali a hindu festival? Well, he just got an iconic status thanks to Nitin Gadhkari, the honourable President of Hindu Savior BJP Party who equated Swami Vivekanand’s IQ with Dawood’s IQ.

    Today Dawood’s happiness is oozing all over.

    Thanks to Nitin Gadhkari, he is got an iconic status, same pedestal as Swami Vivekanand.

    Who else other than BJP could give Dawood such a fabulous gift !

    Now Modi is thinking of start a Dawood Yatra. Why worry about a dead Vivekanand, when the living God Dawood is alive !

    Wow! No wonder Dawood is celebrating a grand Diwali celebration 10 days in advance !

    Modi wants a 2nd Diwali on December 20. Dawood is celebrating now in Dubai, well in advance ! Must say Dawood is ahead of Modi. Modi hasn’t learnt enough !!

    ——–
    Tring…tring…

    4 Tickets to Dubai please…

    ye..yes…4 front row seats for our special guests…

    names ? is it necessary? well…special guests are

    ….Mohan..Gopi…Vijay…and Vinoo…no no the budbak billi is busy….

    change it to Shenoy….

    and yes keep a wheel chair near by…

    thank you
    ——–

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    You don’t know the latest news. Dawood had decided about this party

    yesterday but today one pious Muslim told him that he was being

    compared with a Kafir – Vivekanand – which he considers as the highest insult, hence he dropped the idea.

    Bhai mere, whenever you want any latest news from Dubai, I am always

    at your service.

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    devduttkumar Reply:

    You said you know Dawood better ?

    Ahh ! Now we know where did Gadhakari get his wisdom from !!! Thanks for being at Gadhakari’s service.

    Hope you didn’t reroute his money to his company as well. You know what people talk about Diamond trade !

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    Anonymous Reply:

    I expected a better retort than this one from you. May be it is

    the cold weather of Delhi, where not only limbs go numb but

    sometimes brain also has same effect.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Only amateurs bring out their so called brahmashtra at the very first instance.

    Anonymous Reply:

    This definitely is a good one which has a stamp of Devduttkumar I know. I will wait for Bramashtra, but please be careful that after using that weapon you will have nothing left.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Perhaps you now know why I never needed to use my brahmashtra.

    Anonymous Reply:

    It seems sun has come up in Delhi and slowly numbness
    is going.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    I am up thousands feet in air….got pretty smiles all around.

    Anonymous Reply:

    If you are coming to Dubai, would love to meet you.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    God’s kind. Never say NO to life.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    God’s kind. Never say NO to life.

    vijay ! Reply:

    MOhan

    Did a “certain” person hang around in cyclone? just yes or no… no names…

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    Devdutt and I were just joking and were trying to outdo
    each other. Nothing serious.

    Anonymous Reply:

    I only hope our media friendly Dawood wiil not start another series of bomb blasts.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Devdutt-

    Tom Thachankery, the number 2 in Kerala IPS during the communist Achuthanandan govt, was suspended pending investigations – that he undertook multiple trips to Dubai without the needed approvals for senior IAS/IPS officers, and the Ambassador’s report to the Home/Intelligence depts that he attended a Dawood party.

    Journos and others in Kerala always talked about the unsavory ties Tomin had with terrorists – that he was getting big money for 1 ) looking the other way 2) for facilitating the Pakis and Saudis buy property in Kerala.

    The first thing the UPA govt of OOmen Chandi did when they came to power was to unsuspend Tomin as the highest priority governmental stuff – They also tried to get Madani released from Karnataka jail; but his legal status and continuing judicial actions prevented them from procuring him.

    [Reply]

    devduttkumar Reply:

    The local politics has always spoiled this country.

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    Maan gaye bhai aapko. Blame everyone else but Congress,
    or should I say Gandhi family.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan,

    even if hte country is attacked from Kerala, for Pathakji it is a petty local issue. For another secular editor, a mere movement of army unit from Rohtak to Faridabad is mutiny and coup by the army!

    Anonymous Reply:

    Gopi,

    Pathakji is on a separated-at-birth friendship journey

    [Reply]

    vijay ! Reply:

    @ Gopi

    just for interest. Can you really draw a historical parallel on the present state of the rulers of the country who are corrupt and buidlng their own fortune and passing on the rule to their children– to another period in world history?

    [Reply]

    vijay ! Reply:

    Cmon gadkari will go in a day or a week. That is bad news for the COngress.

    BUT>>>

    But….

    But….

    Can the COngress drop its Non performing corrupt assets like Sonia , rahul and vadra/

    The RSV Property dealer company…

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    Pathakji,

    actually you must dial Rajdeep Sarfdesai.

    He is the biggest friend of Dawood in the media, though he has other close friends among your tribe.

    If you want, I can send you photos of Rajdeep Sardesai drinking some friendly brew in the company of D.

    [Reply]

    vijay ! Reply:

    is it? wont mind seeing them…

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  • Anonymous

    Mumbai’s Haji Ali dargah bars women in tomb area

    The management of Mumbai’s [ Images ] iconic Sufi shrine Haji Ali
    Dargah has restricted the entry of women.

    As per its order, women will not be allowed to enter
    the sanctum sanctorum that houses the tomb of 15th century Sufi saint Pir Haji
    Ali Shah Bukhari.

    However, the trust has allowed women to roam freely
    within the dargah’s compound.

    “They can offer their prayers, do namaaz and offer
    shawls and flowers. We are only requesting our sisters not to enter inside the
    dargah,” said Rizwan Merchant, trustee of the Haji Ali Dargah and also a noted
    criminal lawyer.

    The decision to ban entry of women has evoked sharp
    criticism from several quarters, including the film fraternity.

    The revered dargah is located on a bed of rock 500
    yards into the Arabian Sea and off the coast of Worli in south central Mumbai.
    The dargah is one of the most recognisable landmarks of Mumbai.

    [Reply]

    Ravi Reply:

    Deplorable, Despicable, Condemnable

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    :) :)

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    He meant it is despicable of you to expose this sacred matter here.

  • Anonymous

    Jayalalitha signed a MOU with 12 companies for $20,925 crores investment in manufacturing, saying she/TN is on the way to invest 1 lakh crore in the current fiscal year.

    She said she hopes that TN living standard hopefully will be raised to S Korea/Malaysia level by 2023.

    May be, may not be; at least she set a vision and is focusing to make it happen.

    And the media is still running with Rahul, so much of an expired item on the shelf!

    [Reply]

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Signing MOU’s isn’t all there to it. Gujrat signed the most, yet it’s no 3 after Orissa and AP as far as FDI is concerned.

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    Dev-

    Execution is key. Gujrat and TN have done/will continue to do a great job..

    [Reply]

    devduttkumar Reply:

    You got the essence. Signing MOU’s isn’t really much to talk about. Every state is doing that.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Pathakji,

    there too it is only signing. One should be really mad to invest in corruption infested AP.

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    A good news. I hope the investors who have signed MOUs don’t get
    notice from IT department to scare them off.

    [Reply]

  • gaurishankar

    Nice little friendly banter between Dev and Mohan. Opposing but not abusing.
    It will be nice if few of the regulars also behave like this. Well, I can only hope

    [Reply]

    Ravi Reply:

    Hear hear

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    I really like to believe you are new to HT blogs.

    Or else you would have long ago known the jihadi kind of abusers here.

    [Reply]

  • vijay !

    @ SHoeb

    You do keep us informed on the developments onTN. Yes, it is interesting to know that Jayalalitha is silently making TN progress.

    As of for the media focus on rahul… I can see that they are getting fatigued (except Pathak). Even Vindo Sharma seemed less enthusiastic in this write up/.

    CNN IBN Exposed the 1700 acres Vadra looted from the farmer in league with Gehlot and Hooda in contravention of land cieling act and then using the government to change its status made a billion dollar killling.

    The jury is out on who is more corrupt. Vadra or Marcos!

    Pathak G willl of course never notice. Arrre baba… dal roti ka sawal hai!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Vinod Sharma is only doing his duty.

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  • Anonymous

    There is nothing like premature ejaculation.
    The truth is that women have a habit of arriving late Everywhere.

    [Reply]

    vijay ! Reply:

    really Gr8!

    And they would blame men for it…

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    And then they make the men feel ’small’.

    [Reply]

    Ravi Reply:

    You were meant to say “coming late”

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    You are right but that sounded little cheap to me that’s why I changed one word.

    [Reply]

    Ravi Reply:

    They don’t come much cheaper than me

  • Anonymous

    KASAB HAS DENGUE, PM, SONIA WORRIED
    ——————————————————————–

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    vijay ! Reply:

    Dengue would be agood way to send him to hell. Otherwise this UPA may give him a life longer than that of Afzal

    [Reply]

  • Anonymous

    Wife : I hate that beggar.
    Husband : why?
    Wife : I gave him food yesterday and today he gave me a book ‘ how to cook’

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  • Anonymous

    Mr Pathak gave a long winded explanation justifying the bribe taken by the DPS management under Salman Khurshid during admissions.

    Mr Pathak I was talking about the NON corporate quota. It is nknown to everyone that DPS is now charging 10-15 lakhs in cash during admission time at even at nursery level, from at least 35% of students. Khurshid as law Minister and head of the trust surely has a hand in it.

    I am sure like rahul he will just say that the “system is bad !”

    Like rahul’s mother and father created the system… so has Khursid created this system in DPS– which was set up by Din Dayal, with a motto of “service before self.”

    It has only got corrupted when its non profit making trust has been taken over by goons who say, “self profit before education.”

    [Reply]

    devduttkumar Reply:

    For your General Knowledge ( very essential ), most of DPS schools all
    over the country are on the “franchisee” model. The DPS management
    provides the academic model and brand affiliation.

    The local school management is with the “owner”.

    In some of the schools ( DPS or Ryan or other branded School ), you will find the “Director” as powerful as the “principal”.

    People
    like you try to “fix the admission” by flaunting your connection, corporate
    affiliation and ofcourse with money. When the school asks you how you an
    help the school, the first thing you say – “donation”. This works for
    you because it’s just an one time effort for you and releases you from
    the responsibilities with a cheque or cash (as you say). It works for you and it works for the school as well.

    You sound bitter.

    Try to make a difference with merit, not money. Teach your children to make a difference with their academic credential, rather than father’s money.

    God bless you.

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    My friend, it is being taken in cash. In case it was for a buidling fund, why dont they ask for a cheque?

    The branch I am talking about is NOT a franchise. It is the main school itself and there is no question that the commission is being taken by a lala.

    I am bitter because this was my school in sixties and seventies.

    [Reply]

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Perhaps you never left a mark as a student.

    Perhaps the school wasn’t elated to see you after such a long time.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Even if I was a duffer as a student, I would still not want my school to be sold for the profit of a corrupt politician in a racket.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Start a school.

    Trust me it’s a noble work. Offer people admission without any donation.

    Make a difference.

    [ Note : By now you know it's profitable too.]

    Anonymous Reply:

    if I get land as charity… then I will charge low. In case land is charged for I will take a cheques for buidling fund if required. NO black money… like our law Minister did.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    For your General Knowledge, the land for school is subsidised.

    Also we are looking forward to having you as our Minister some day.

    Anonymous Reply:

    The Congress will not have me as a Minister in case I dont come up with black money.

    The system is bad… :) After all Mummy and papa made the system.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Glad to know that you are not looking forward to the BJP forming a Govt. in near future.

    Amen.

    Anonymous Reply:

    I asure with so many lakh crores under its belt, the COngress will manpulate the media and may just win the elections.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Your assurance is very reassuring.

    Anonymous Reply:

    I hope you manage to get part of this lakh crore the COngress will get out of its tijori.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Save all your hopes for yourself. I don’t live by your hopes.

  • vijay !

    —————————————————————————————————-
    ~~THE low low IQ of BABY G and his Crony capitalist JOURNOS AND DUFFERS!
    —————————————————————————————————-
    Some time back the COngress clown prince made a super super gaffe. That 70% of Punjabi Youth were drug addicts !! A very very funny statment from the Congress future PM.

    Funnily all his spin doctors swooned!!

    “God has spoken!! God has spoken !! ” They shouted , “Declare a national holiday… !! Rahul our master has spoken at last….!! ”

    On this blog Pathak G started a bhangra of happiness on Rahul’s brainy observation and even justified it as his concern for youth.!!!! Well the Punjabis will give “bhund par lat” to the COngress for this HOPEFULLY.
    The facts are SO different. Only one non scientific study was done by a University porfessor. In a sample of 600 ADDICTS, 70 % were found to be between 16-35!!
    So first you chose addicts. Then among them 70% are addicts. No surpise. All over the world amongst addicts, the majority will be in the 16-35 bracket.
    IT IS AN ABSOLUTELY DIFFERENT STATEMENT FROM SAYING 70% OF THE YOUTH ARE ADDICTS!!

    I bet the crony capitalists and the mujra brigade of Rahul will be too dumb to note this difference even now!!!!!!

    Let me quote OUTLOOK and the professor who did this study of 600 addicts.
    ut
    Is there an accurate estimate? Guru Nanak Dev University sociologist Ranvinder Sandhu, told Jason Overdorf of the Global Post in May this year, no one really knows.Jason Overdorf wrote:

    nobody knows how many of the state’s young people are addicts. But the problem is bad enough that when a series of newspaper articles misquoted a study conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University sociologist Ranvinder Sandhu that claimed nearly three-quarters of Punjab’s 16- to 35-year olds were addicted to drugs.

    “As far as the extent of the problem is concerned, no study has been done,” Sandhu said in a telephone interview with GlobalPost. “There are many articles which are misquoting my study, saying that 73.5 percent of youth is hooked to drugs in Punjab. That is wrong. I studied a sample of 600 addicts, and among them I found that the majority were from 16-35 years of age. That is the 73.5 percent.”
    This is perhaps what accounts for Rahul Gandhi’s figure.

    [Reply]

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Why this Junior Dumb Partner of Shenoy to be treated with contempt ?

    —————————————————————————————

    Ranvinder Singh Sandhu, a sociologist in Amritsar, surveyed 600 drug
    addicts in rural and urban areas of Punjab and found that they were
    usually young, poor and unemployed. He said that most villages did not
    have health clinics but did have three or four drugstores, which often
    made sizable profits selling pills and other synthetic drugs to addicts
    who cannot afford heroin.

    Mr. Sandhu said he had completed his study six years ago, at the request
    of Punjab’s governor, yet had never been contacted by any state
    official about the findings. “The state is not conceiving it as a social
    problem,” he said. “They are conceiving it as a personal problem.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/19/world/asia/drug-addiction-is-a-growing-problem-in-punjab.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    ========================
    Bloggers! Please watch this video :

    Every third male and every tenth female student has taken drugs on one pretext or the other and seven out of 10 college-going students abuse one or the other drug, High Court told.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjoRgu8evzw

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    Devdutt, this is really funny!

    You must have dealt with statistical analysis some time in life… maybe in school. Tomorrow if you stand outside a kotha and find 70% of the people who go there are youth, are you going to say that 70% of the youth of India go to Kothas!

    Now dont give damn lies !! Statistics and damn lies !!

    Really funny our Rahul! And you guys want him as the PM. he will be a biggest joke after George Bush !

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Tomorrow you should stand outisde the COngress office. All the people who walk in would be between 1 and 100 years old and would surely be singing Rahul and Sonia ji ki jai.

    You can then report on thsi blog that ALL INDIANS BETWEEN 1-100 YEARS OF AGE SING “rahul and Sonia ji ki jai… ! “

    vijay ! Reply:

    @ Vinoo and pathak G

    I will stand outside the Booze shop in Khan market. Then report here, “Hundred percent Indians buy booze and beer !! ”

    Baby G has redefined Statistcs! Google should hire him…!

    vijay ! Reply:

    Pathak G you are getting a bit desperate!!

    See the sequence of events

    a)Your clown price makes fantastic gaffe

    b) You swoon that “God has spoken… declare a holiday! ‘

    c) I point out the mistake and

    YOU WANT ME THRASHED IN PUBLIC !! :) :)

    Funny!! You are sounding more and more like Manish Tewari and
    Salman Khurshid!!!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    I just finished watching the video. This sounds very serious, I hope the figures quoted are not correct because this documentary claims a huge number of youth addicted to drugs. If this is correct – I hope not – than I would say that Punjab is at the brink of disaster and something should be done immidiately to tackle this menace.

    [Reply]

    vijay ! Reply:

    There is a huge problem. But by saying 70% youth are addicted is making fun of the problem.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Why this Junior Dumb Partner of Shenoy to be treated with contempt ?

    —————————————————————————————

    Ranvinder Singh Sandhu, a sociologist in Amritsar, surveyed 600 drug
    addicts in rural and urban areas of Punjab and found that they were
    usually young, poor and unemployed. He said that most villages did not
    have health clinics but did have three or four drugstores, which often
    made sizable profits selling pills and other synthetic drugs to addicts
    who cannot afford heroin.

    Mr. Sandhu said he had completed his study six years ago, at the request
    of Punjab’s governor, yet had never been contacted by any state
    official about the findings. “The state is not conceiving it as a social
    problem,” he said. “They are conceiving it as a personal problem.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/19/world/asia/drug-addiction-is-a-growing-problem-in-punjab.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    ========================
    Bloggers! Please watch this video :

    Every third male and every tenth female student has taken drugs on one pretext or the other and seven out of 10 college-going students abuse one or the other drug, High Court told.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjoRgu8evzw

    [Reply]

  • Anonymous

    What is the difference between an affair and a marriage.

    Affair : Going to bed early
    Marriage : Going to sleep early

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    Also,

    An affair is a matter of the heart
    A marriage is a matter of the body.

    [Reply]

  • Anonymous

    Vijay/Vinoo,

    Rahul may be wrong about the percentage of youth who are addicted to drugs
    in Punjab, but there is no doubt that drug problem in this state is on rise.
    The sooner the state government realizes and recognizes this it will be
    easier for them to tackle this grave issue. More they deny, this menace will grow
    and it may become almost uncontrollable to tackle.

    [Reply]

    vijay ! Reply:

    Look Mohan,

    I from that area. There is a drug problem. But Rahul got it all wrong.

    It is huge, but not 70%. Maybe 10% of the Youth take some sort of drugs or Cough syrups. The cough syrups are taken mainly by the poor. Heroin flows in from Pakistan.

    50 % of the youth are into drinks.

    The problem is mainly because of lack of healthy outlets for youth. You are young and rich in Punjab. But you cant talk to girls becasue in India it is not allowed. Frankly a mingling of sexes will release some sort of energy of the youth.

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    Vijay,

    I would consider 10% also a huge problem because it is among youth. This menace spreads like fire among the people of certain
    age – that is 15-30 – . IMO this is serious and should be tackled
    as soon as possible.

    [Reply]

    vijay ! Reply:

    10% try drugs. 5 % may be addicts. Still very high

    Therapies developed by me are being used at two -Three de-addiction centres. I wish I could disclose them here.

    Anonymous Reply:

    I wish you all the best.

    vijay ! Reply:

    Very challenging. I am NOT the doctor. My role comes in training doctors to instill a permanent hatred for drugs in addicts mind.

    Basically there is no gaurantee that a person who has been de-addictd due to a forced stay in a hospital won’t re-start as soon as he gets out.

    vijay ! Reply:

    Frankly the solution lies in PUNISHING the drug pushers. There is a huge political backing for pushers.

    Similarly the chemists have a thriving racket of supplying liquid addictions and pills.

    nothing unsurmountable.

  • vijay !

    —————————————————————————————————
    ~~~ NEW CONGRESS POLICY ~~ thrash the guy who points out Baby G’s gaffe!
    ————————————————————————————————–

    I am leaving for site now. But as I go I am considerably saddened that Pathak G has revealed the new Congress policy. Of thrashing the people who point out the funny statements the Congress clown price makes!

    [Reply]

  • Anonymous

    CBI to Supreme Court on Aircel Maxis deal : Financially and Politcally powerful
    person hampering probe.
    Who could that be?

    [Reply]

  • vijay !

    @ Devdutt !

    I think you should think with a cool head in a debate. Threatening to thrash people in public is a sign you have lost it!

    Frankly a lot of people in Punjab are angry. Many feel that this comment would be used to tar their children from employment in say Bangalore IT companies or for getting admissions overseas in colleges.

    let me reverse the situation. I spent my youth here in Delhi. So are probably your children. In case the projected future PM of the country says that 70% youth of Delhi are drug addicts, how would your react?

    The reverse logic would of course be true. That 70% of drug addicts are young people… the youth.

    [Reply]

    Ravi Reply:

    You never ever loose, do you? Simple reason is that you declare yourself the winner after every debate and quarrel.

    [Reply]

    vijay ! Reply:

    I have never declared myself the winner. I am only fighting for just causes and friends and country. I would request that you should abandon your racial and skin color prejudices and become a better human being.

    [Reply]

    Ravi Reply:

    By better human being you mean I should look the other way when I note child marriage in 21st Century, when caste violence increasingly includes Rape, when the regressive tendencies in our society try to re-assert themselves. Because
    that goes against the RSS’s Fundo Ideology.

    Let me assure you, that will not happen in this life. Even if I enter the 4th year of persistent personal abuse from you and your sergeant major.

    vijay ! Reply:

    You can improve your world view by writing of rape in all religions and NOT just HIndus to show that you are biased.

    You can write about female foeticides in say Sikhs, and HIndu and Muslims North Indians because of gender unequality which is also supported by clauses in say Islam which has a bad personal law which is gender unequal. Today Sikhs have the most adverse sex ration in India.

    You can also talk about skin color not being important and maybe apologise to the South Indians, marathis and Bongs on the blog for making remarks about whiter (less brown) skin of NOrth Indians being better.

    In case you are balanced and have the interest of all of India in mind, I am sure your ideas would be better communicated to all.

    Ravi Reply:

    I do. You only read such that you choose to.

    Your predeliction towards Hindu Fundo standpoint is well noted here. You are a Naukar of the RSS.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Your extreme prejudice against Hindus, against South Indians and most of the times against all of us Indians shows you up as an ex-Indian, who has sold his soul to the ISI from deep the conviction of your adopted faith and the extreme, perverted philosophy of jihad.

    In sum, as we had earlier evaluated you, you are a fake calling yourself Ravi but you are a genuine jihadi.

  • Ravi

    Mohan Ji پیش ا خدمات ہے

    दिल को सकूं रूह को अराम आ गया

    मौत आ गयी के दोस्त का पैगाम आ गया

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    An old man in seventies addressing a young man in fifties as Ji is not correct.
    A good sher by the way. And what did you write in Arabic or was it Sindhi?

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    Ravi Reply:

    I am 63.
    The Urdu says Paish-e-khidmat hai. Though the Sindhi may well be not very different from this.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    63 ? Dil ko khush karne ke liye yeh khayal acha hai :)

    Ravi Reply:

    So not only you doubt my Nationality, Religion, you now even doubt my age.

    Anonymous Reply:

    :) :) . I only doubt your age. To me it looks like

    that like a lady you feel happy lowering you age.
    Since some of the bloggers have tried to analyze other bloggers, now let me to try to speculate on the ages of our regular blogger friends.

    20-30 Pervez
    25-35 Rizvwan
    30-40 Vijay and Shan – Shan, Kahan ho yaar missing you?
    45-55 – Ashish, Mahesh and Vinay
    50-60 – Manohar, Vinoo, Binoy
    55-65 Pathak, Devdutt
    60-70 Gopiji, Pankaj and Dr, Mishra
    70-80 Ravi and Balwinder

    I have not mentioned Shenoy and Ishwar because I have
    met Shenoy and Ishwar’s wife.

    Ravi Reply:

    I could send you a copy of my passport. However, the last person to whom I couriered a photo copy of my passport it was dismissed as a crude fake counjured up by the ISI.
    So I am sure you can appreciate the complexities of sustaining a lie.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Your walrus mustache was genuine, as was your South Indian like Rakshas looks.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Chaliye aapko khush rakhne ke liye aapki baat maan leta hoon. :) :)

    Ravi Reply:

    उम्र-ए-दराज़ से मांग के लाये थे चार दिन

    दो शक में क्ट गए दो शशोपंज में

    Anonymous Reply:

    What does shashopanj means?

    Ravi Reply:

    Quandry

    Anonymous Reply:

    Thanks and a nice sher. Urdu, though a beautiful language,
    I am zero in this.

    Ravi Reply:

    It was Bhadur Shah Zafar’s sher, that I had repurporsed

    Anonymous Reply:

    Well if you are referring to me… I never said that. I could not honestly open the document you mailed to me.

    Ravi Reply:

    I was’nt. Look at your email again.

    vijay ! Reply:

    between 30-40… but close to 30. Just crossed boundry…

    Anonymous Reply:

    Become a forensic age analyst. If you do this with plus 30 women… well all regrets will be yours..

  • Anonymous

    Mid-air scare: Man turns violent on Mumbai-Delhi flight, raises Islamic slogans

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Mid-air-scare-Man-turns-violent-on-Mumbai-Delhi-flight-raises-Islamic-slogans/articleshow/17135286.cms

    NEW DELHI: In what was described by a frequent flyer as the “scariest flight of his life”, a passenger on board a Mumbai-Delhi IndiGo flight suddenly turned violent mid-air on Wednesday and started raising Islamic slogans while threatening to harm the aircraft. The situation turned so alarming that the cabin crew and passengers pinned down the flyer, Mursalim Shaikh, 41, and blocked the aisle with a food trolley to prevent him from making a dash for the cockpit.

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    Hope they treat him as a villian and send him to 15 yrs of jail as they did to a CA. I hope the Congress does not see him as an opressed minority being harassed by Modi.

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  • Anonymous

    Today, even small boys know about our corruption.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Appropriate.

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  • Anonymous

    The most encouraging lesson in English Grammar :- “If more than one mouse is mice, then more than one Spouse is Spice..

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  • Anonymous

    Vijay Kumar and Vinoo,

    Your “gems of wisdom” on statistical techniques used in arriving the magnitude of punjab drugs problem………

    Fortunately, the state of knowledge about statistics and its applications in different domains is not as dismal as you make it out to be.

    If you find the conclusions un-realistic based on personal experience, go ahead and find out the holes in techniques used using different co-relating sample sets. By resorting to flimsy statements you are beating down your own counter-arguments.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    Thank you Mahesh

    I know as cousins and friends very fine young people in places like Jullundhar, Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Nabha, Bhatinda and the works– none of teh young people– and I know at least 500 —are on drugs.

    In my years in Punjab and in my half yearly visits now, I know there is a drug problem (smack) and mandrax and Cough syrup ( chemsit supplied).

    But…

    To say 70% of the youth are on drugs is a lie, a foolishness, a travesty of the truth. It is like saying Indian economy grows very fast at 70% an year, when it it is actually 7%.Or maybe closeby. Sadly no government has done an accurate survey.

    IF India has a projected AIDS population of say 18 million, amongst the largest in the world, will we say that 70% of Indians have AIDS, just because we have a high degree of AIDS infection?

    I can say from my experience in Punjab and with de-addiction camps in Delhi–that the solution of any problem lies in a realistic assessment and not Naarebaazi.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Thanks.This is different and much better than what you wrote down below.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mahesh,

    The main reason of regular mood swings of Vijay – which we all
    regularly notice in his posts – is that he is lucky to be unmarried, unlike we boring married men who have been programmed to think in one particular way. We dare not think
    differently.

    vijay ! Reply:

    @ Mohan

    Well I thought I was lucky! But keeping a girl Happy and loyal is also remaining unmarried is a challenge by itself…

    Anonymous Reply:

    Yaar, sabka apna hi rona hai . :) Bachelors can never
    compete with married men where real ‘happiness’ is concerned.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Vijay Kumar,

    I think Rahul Baby G has some fascination for the figure 70. In Bhatta Parsaul too he said 70 dalit women were raped and murdered and their bodies buried. In the end there was nothing.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Well said. I dont know why Devdutt got angry even though the faux pax was by Rahul.

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  • Bhatiya

    Rahul Gandhi should not worry about the pressures of the legacy he has received. He in his own rights needs to connect with people by actually doing something for them rather than competing with the utterly ,verbally and obnoxious words sometimes coming out of Modi, a Kejriwal or an Anna. He should keep putting up his vision and dream for the old, youth and the working class people and the farmers of this country and show some action on implementation of his visions whether he is in ruling or opposition. We have had enough of foul words hearing from people in media and Rahul Gandhi also should not use such words. Rahul Gandhi should worry less about media. People of India still have faith in the Gandhis and always value their contribution to India.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Bhatiya saab,

    A great advise to Rahul, I hope he listens to you. Now will you please
    give some advise also to obnoxious people like Modi, Kejriwal and Anna
    about what should they be doing ?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    This sounds suspiciously like Pathakji.

    “show some action on implementation of his visions whether he is in ruling or opposition.”

    How do you show actionl, when the UPA is down with cerebral palsy?

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  • Anonymous

    Famed in Defamation

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy’s confidence to drag top leaders and politicians into controversy is equally marked by his success to win every defamation case brought against him. Without much fanfare Swamy revealed to the Supreme Court recently that in handling defamation cases he held an unparallel record.

    The present case related to a contempt petition filed by a company in which Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti reportedly held stake. “I may say with certain pride that I have not lost a single case of defamation,” said Swamy.

    http://www.dailypioneer.com/nation/106653-grapevine-.html

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    Anonymous Reply:

    That is why Rahul backed out from filing defamation case against
    Swami.

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  • Anonymous

    Am watching times now. Well the Mumbai Congress really pulled a fast one. First they got land alloted undet the pretext of making a Nehru Library and a school for SC students. And for the national herald.

    The they really looted it and made a Housing society which they alloted to their own! In effect got apartmentrs at less then half rates!

    The Congress seems to have a full encyclopedia of how to make money from land. SOmewhere in this we can see the reason for the loan given to National Herald Delhi.

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  • Anonymous

    Ram was a bad husband: Jethmalani
    http://www.rediff.com/news/report/ram-was-a-bad-husband-jethmalani/20121108.htm

    In an embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party [ Images ] which has spearheaded the Ram Temple movement and Hindutva agenda, the party’s Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani on Thursday termed Ram, the protagonist of Ramayana [ Images ], as a ‘bad husband’.     

    Speaking at a function to launch a book on a man-woman relationship, Jethmalani said “Ram was a bad husband. I don’t like him at all. Just because some fisherman said  something, he sent that poor woman (Sita) to exile.”

    He went on to take a jibe at Lakshman by saying he was ‘even worse’. He said, “When Sita was abducted, Ram asked him to go and find her as she was abducted during his watch.

    Lakshman simply excused himself saying she was his sister-in-law and he never looked at her face, so he wouldn’t be able to identify her”, Jethmalani said.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Must be talking about Ram jethmalani who is known to have a glad eye and affairs with his office mates!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    This is Ram Jethmalani himself saying that Lord Ram was a bad husband . Well, everybody has a view and he is entitled to his .

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Sure! its his view… and he has a right to it…

    Ravi Reply:

    ..and he has a right to it … Does that hold true even if his views are Jihadi, anti Hindu, anti India and anti Banglahore? and that the ever watchful शिन शनाकी ब्लब्ब्र गूं does not vomit his customary bovine tripe when he emerges from his early slumber.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Well the world has a right to react to jihadis and anti Hindus in a certain way… otherwise the survivial of the world is at stake.

    Ravi Reply:

    Lets see if they react then

    Ravi Reply:

    Mohan I remember you asking me where in the Ramayana does it say that Rakshas were Dravidian. I have done some research and now have an answer for you.
    It is in the next shaloka to the one which announces Rama as the 9th Avatar of Vishnu.

    Anonymous Reply:

    My mythology knowledge is not that great but I don’t think that Rama is considered as 9th Avtar of Vishnu, he is 5 th or 6 th and if I am not wrong in the original Ramayan written by Valmiki, Ram is not considered as an Avtar of Vishnu.

    Ravi Reply:

    Then perhaps you can enlighten me who and when it was decided that Ram was an avatar of Vishnu. When you do that, then you will also get the answer to the question as who said that Rakshas represent the Dravidians.

    Anonymous Reply:

    There are many versions of Ramayan and I am not sure who was the first who made Rama as Vishnu’s Avtar. I am sure Gopiji would have an idea and if I not mistaken even there is no mention of Laxman Rekha in the original Ramayana by Valmiki. I believe Ramayan written by Tulsidas is very famous and that version is normally payed/recited/taught everywhere.

    Ravi Reply:

    I will wait for Gopi’s confirmation. It has been a while since he cited a shloka here.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Some people consider Budha as the Avtar of Vishnu and some consider Balram, elder brother of Krishna as an Avtar of Vishnu. IMO this the beauty of Hindu mythology where we hear many different versions of the same story without any serious dispute among the believers. Hindus = tolerance= live and let live.

    Ravi Reply:

    I would agree with you the Hindu mythology is a part of its beauty. The issue I have is when you seemingly reject – in the system of symbolism which underpins the Ramayana – that Rakshsas are symbols of Dravidian kings and leaders whilst you feel no compunction in willingly accepting Ram as an avatar of Vishnu when no such reference exists in any Ramayana.

    Anonymous Reply:

    It is already very late here will try to reply you Tom.
    Meanwhile I will only say one thing that I don’t consider
    Rakshas as villians/bad pople and I don’t think that
    even in Ramyan they are considered as bad people.

    Ravi Reply:

    Mohan

    You say —Hindus = tolerance= live and let live. ….So tell me what happened here…
    Twenty four years later, the essay, Three Hundred Ramayanas:Five Examples and Three Thoughts on Translation, finds itself at the centre of a fresh controversy. It has been dropped from the history syllabus of Delhi University after protests from hardline Hindu groups and a number of teachers. They believe the many versions recounted in the essay offend Hindu beliefs.

    As Dr Ramanujan tells the story, the number of versions of the epic which have existed in India and the rest of south-east Asia for the past 2,500 years or more is simply “astonishing”. Though Valmiki’s Sanskrit poem Ramayana is the most influential among Indians, Ram’s story is available in at least 22 languages, including Chinese, Laotian, Thai and Tibetan. Many of these languages have more than one telling of the epic.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Come on Ravi, you cannot expect 100% of Hindus to be tolerant. Even in Europe and US you will still find white supremacists but you will not call all white Christians as hardliners. The fact that 300 versions of Ramyan exist is the proof of Hindu tolerance. When such different versions come up, we will find some people abusing the writer, some criticizing but most of them just ignore. Very very rarely some people resort to violence as it happened during MF Hussain controversy, but that doesn’t mean that majority of Hindus are not tolerant. We all are happy revering our millions of idols like
    Ram, Krshna, Hanuman, Laxmi, Durga, Sarawati, Kali etc without fighting .

    Ravi Reply:

    Mohan

    You are absolutely right I will not expect 100% of Hindus to be tolerant. However, over the last 5 decades the intollerant wing of the Hindu Right has grown in numbers and has become politically significant and hence my concern.
    There remains a mionirity of White Supermists in Europe and indeed there are some in the UK. But they are politically insignificant and on the fringes of the main-stram society.
    Hindu tollerence is not in doubt, my concern is and remains with the Hindu Fundos of whom you know a few.

    Anonymous Reply:

    What do you think. Was Prophet Mohammad an ideal husband with his multiple wives. Let us have a discussion. Dont chicken out , otherwise people will think that you only discuss such things on HIndus but are scared to do so for Muslims and your agenda is insult Hindus.

    Ravi Reply:

    I do not give a ??????? ?? what Mohd said or did. You seem to care about him, perpetually compare yourself with him…are you a Muslim??

    Anonymous Reply:

    So you support Prophet Mohammad’s multiple wivres including a child one and see this as a victory of truth?

    Ravi Reply:

    You may conclude what suits your H I N D U F U N D O brian

    Anonymous Reply:

    I think you should just apoligese for your racist remarks and get over it. Giving log explanations for making fun of skin darker than yours wont help you much.

    Ravi Reply:

    What racist remarks. My remarks became racist because that educationally subnormal kid Vijay said so. You who cannot think in a straight line has joined him. So let me re-iterate again. Rakshas are the representatives of Dravidians in Ramayana. Ramayana celebrates victory of an Aryan hero over a Dravidin Villan.

    No apology on offer.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Your knowledge of Hinduism is biased. you are scared to discuss the marital life of Prphet Mohammaed. Just scared but fiind it easy to insult HIndus.

    Ravi Reply:

    As I said you can not think straight. I would like to repair that statement. You can not THINK. How is my knowledge about Hinduism linked to marital life of Mohd. That kind of thinking is reserved fro H I N D U T R O L L S of which you are one. I do not give a FLYING **** about Islam. Y O U D O that is because you are a Muslim hiding behind a Hindu ID

    Anonymous Reply:

    I may be a Muslim. But I want to elicit your views on whether Mohammad was a good husband because Muslims of today want to emulate him and this causes tension all o ver the world. SO why cant you answer?

    Ravi Reply:

    I have already said to you the F A K E M O O C H L I M….I do not give a FLYIN *** what MOHD said or did, you can follow him if you want to.
    I will not be a party to your cheap trick to move the arguement from a ground where you feel uncomfortable to a ground where you feel comfortable. You can do that by your-self.

    pankaj#1 Reply:

    Mohan;
    Ram might have been a bad husband by present standards. The important question is , was he a bad person?? That is what we need to consider and opine.
    I will say, even Ravan was peerless in his own rights in his qualities. I believe, Ramayan was not very harsh on him. If Ram Jethmalani is saying fisherman, as accuser then, because, Ramayan, I have read , says the accuser was a washerman. Ram jethmalani is not a paragon of virtues. He is not even top rated politician or lawyer. I respect him, but he should not have ventured, where angles fear…

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Pankaj,

    For me Ram is very highly revered figure but I don’t have any problem if anyone criticizes him or any other revered Hindu figure.
    I believe we, most of the Hindus have enough tolerance level to
    handle any criticism. IMO if any religion is not able withstand criticism than either there is serious problem with that religion or problem is ith the people following that particular religion.
    About the comments by Jethmalani, he is not the first person to say this and he won’t be the last. IMO the reason Ram took that decission was because that was the norm of the society at that time and he being the king of Ayodhya could not have gone against the prevailing norms which would have set a wrong precedent.
    His father had three wives and he also could have married again
    but chose not to which shows his pure and honest love for Sita.

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    pankaj#1 Reply:

    Mohan;
    I agree with you here. Any religion, which can not stand scrutiny, is a false religion. Criticize any character in hindu religion, I am a game for it. By discussion, we may understand the difference between the critic and person, who holds those ideals. Having said this, I must remind you that these epics were written in different times and idea was to imbue populace with certain ideas, which intellectuals of those times considered worth holding/ spreading.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    mohanrr
    ——-
    I believe we, most of the Hindus have enough tolerance level to handle any criticism.

    ——-

    Your opinion on the subject was perhaps different when multiple versions of Ramayan were to be discussed in acadmic circle and a controversy was raked up.

    Anonymous Reply:

    No, my opinion on this subject has been same.

  • pankaj#1

    All;
    Read a news in TOI, that Russian Ambassador touched the feet of Adwani, when he went to greet him on his 85 birthday. It is not Adwani, a person, but Adwani, what he represents. That made my day. This shows the depth and spread of Indian(Hindu) culture. Been reading for some time and people raising their arms-RSS-RSS-RSS-RSS. Can they engage with me?? What is RSS??? What make it so fearful??? Keen to know.

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  • pankaj#1

    All;
    Read Raja mohan in Indian Express and Indirani Bagchi in TOI.
    Rape, Rape, Hindu csateism is passe. System is taking care of that in its own slow, but sure way. If we are living in 21 century, think big, act big.

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  • Anonymous

    Mohan, Pankaj et al

    Regarding Jethmalini;s verdict on Rama:

    Rama, the prince of Raghu vamsha clan (Raghu was the first king in Bharath to traverse the length and breadth of the whole of Bharath, per Kalidasa’s “Raghu Vamsha”), is considered an “Uthama Purusha” by Aadi Kavi Valmiki and the learned and not so learned people who came after him.

    Rama was a good son, husband, brother, king ..jethmalini may be attributing Rama as a bad husband because he subjects Sita to undergo an agnipariksha to prove to his citizens that Sita remained chaste while under Ravana;s captivity in SriLanka..

    But good kings and rulers in those days (and these days) operate at a plateau that the king and his relatives and his officers must function at its Parajas’ expectations and standards – unlike the present kings like Rahul, Salman khurshid etc who refute all allegations using silly arguments.

    Centuries after Rama subjects Sita to Agnipareeksha, Ceaser in Rome will divorce Pompeia, his wife, because citizens had questions about her character – hence Shakespeare’s usage “Ceaser’s wife should be above suspicion”"

    Rama did not want Sita to accompany him during his vanavasa. Rama goes to a war to free his wife. Rama, of course, does not doubt his wife; but agnipreeksha was the only foolproof way to convince his prajas. Ayodhya needed him as their king; his obligation to his citizens was as important as his bond with his wife; Vamlmki says Rama was sure Sita will survive the agnipareeksha since he did not have an iota of suspicion.

    Sita must be the first feminist in the world; more about it later. She takes a logical decision not to join her husband after the trial.

    Rama could have chosen to be a person like the later day wimpy King Edward who renounced the British kingdom to marry Ms Simpson. Had he done that,, there would not have been a Ramayana, and Jethmalini will not have a character to pound on.

    btw for the “caste, cste, rape, rape” people here, Valmiki was a “Dalit” who graduated to be a “Brahmin” through learning and knowledge..

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    devduttkumar Reply:

    —–
    @ Gopi

    btw for the “caste, cste, rape, rape” people here, Valmiki was a “Dalit” who graduated to be a “Brahmin” through learning and knowledge..
    —–

    If knowledge was the distinguisher between a Dalit and a Bhahmin, Dalits shouldn’t have been treated as “untouchables” amongst us.

    Who needs knowledge?

    A dalit or us ?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    IMO caste was always knowledge based but later Brahmins to maintain their supremacy through their power and influence changed that to birth based. India is still suffering because of this but I am happy that this problem had been recognized and gradually, though slower than it is required, things are improving in our country.

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    devduttkumar Reply:

    Caste was always knowledge based ?

    You watched the last 10 minute of a movie !

    Anonymous Reply:

    A’ Dalit ‘ Valmiki was elevated to the level of Brahmin and Ved Vyas the son of fisherwoman who wrote Vedas and Mahabharta also became Brahmin through their knowledge.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Right To Education ( RTE ) would help now, perhaps.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Inshallah.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Gopiji,

    Thanks vm and appreciate. I am not sure but if you can help me
    whether in Valmiki’s Ramayan, Ram is shown as Avtar of Vishnu.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan
    Valmiki does not say Rama is an “Avatar” of Vishnu (Avatars of Vishnu was a later concept in Puranas).
    Narada visits Valmiki during one of his trips. As these “Munis” do when they meet, they get into various discussions and clarifications. Valmiki wanted to know whether there is a living person who posesses all the 16 qualities – vidwan, samarth, satyavrata etc- Narada says Rama has all those qualities; and he is equal to Vishnu.

    (Rama is also called RamaChandra, because Chandra , the moon, is considered to have these 16 qualities.)

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Thanks again. I really appreciate you reply.

    Ravi Reply:

    Gopi

    That in my view is the beauty of Hinduism. In other words there exists a criteria and some learned men measure a person against that criteria, if a consensus suggests that this person is worthy of canonisation then he is made into an Avatar. No issues there.

    However, this process seems to have been used in a political mode when it came to the canonisation of Buddha.

    Furthermore I have a question, if divine criteria existed which
    canonised Rama into being designated as an Avatar of Vishnu…are there any diabolical criteria in existence which castigated Ravana into a Villain. If so what are those criteria.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Every religion is as beautiful or ugly as it is treated.

    It’s a matter of faith.

    Ravi Reply:

    Devdutt…I agree and therefore the discussion is not a theological one, it is not even a Historical one, it is a political one and the point is that just as Political Islam is ugly then so is Political Hinduism.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    And the moon has a “kalank” too.

  • devduttkumar

    @ Mohan et al

    It’s heartening to see Mohan and other regular bloggers have taken Ram Jethamalini’s criticism of LORD Ram in their stride.

    It’s nice. The replies have been very positive and constructive.

    Mohan ! How positive would have your replies been had this comment come from another politician, let’s say Kapil Sibal ?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    I will definitely have no problem. Karunanadi had asked from where
    Ram had acquired engineering degree and I don’t remember sending any goondas to teach him a lesson.

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    devduttkumar Reply:

    Kapil Sibal will be gratified.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    He doesn’t need my approval to be gratified. There are many who are happy with his decission of bringing in censorship
    on Internet.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Somebody threw a shoe at a politician. It was hailed by some people as an expression of freedom. This act was glorified even when a congress politician faced the similar action.

    This blog was abuzz with wah wah ….

    Till….till a shoe was thrown at a top politician from the BJP.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Different people, different views, different reaction to the same incident. What will be the fun if everyone reacts and express in a same way. Would we all be discussing on this forum if we all had same views? I love to read and discuss different views. I just wish that all this is done without abusing and ridiculing each other.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Sad, you “trampled” the essence.

    Anonymous Reply:

    I think trampling is usually done by you on this blog . :)

    Anonymous Reply:

    Pathakji usually tramples our feelings when he asumes the name and role of Devduttkumar.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Be a twerp and get trampled.

    Anonymous Reply:

    But Devdutt runs away and threates ti thrash people who point out faults in his arguements!

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Devdutt bever runs away. Devdutt knows where to draw a line.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    I don’t trample the essence. I trample the twerps.

    Hope you know the difference.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Karunanidhi got his come-uppance in the shape of loss of name, fame, power, money and also family break up.

    What is not publicised is rationalist Karunanidhi’s back-door entry into Madhurai Meenakshi temple because of a superstition.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    He is a hypocrite. Last year or a year before he set on a fast after eating his breakfast and broke the fast just before lunch time.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Ram Jethmalani is a modern day Shishupal. he is nearing his limit of 100 abuses. On their reaching the magic figure, he will burn himself in yet another modern day enactment of the role of Bhasmasura.

    We are just watching the comic rants of the lawyer-turned lier.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    The Sangh Parivar happens to be the patron of this lawyer-turned-liar, rewarding him the membership of the Rajya Sabha.

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    devduttkumar Reply:

    This modern day Shishupal is promoted by Modi only.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Forked tongues at play here.

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  • Anonymous

    @ everyone

    In the midst of a pile of balance sheets, i am tempted to strike a balance.

    It is all very nice to talk about the tolerance of Hinduism but the same gentlemen will become extra deferential to the fanaticism of Islam, In fact there is a politically lead competition on who will praise Islamic fundoos more. Sadly this has been created by the Congress.

    Digivjay plays this game well. Rahul is just too dumb to understand this and will follow Digvijay like the mouse behind the pied piper.

    a) So to strike a balance on this site I invite Devdutt and Ravi to join me in a discussion on whether Mohammad with his multiple wives was an ideal husband?

    b) Whether 300 versios of Idlam should not be given as much importance as versions of Islam like Qadiani, Ahemadiya, Ismaili, Dawoodi Bohra… in college text books?

    Vinod Sharma as member of NMC can romote this in the government.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Vinoo,

    Kya keh rahe ho! I aghast!!!

    This is blasphemy. In Pakistan, you would invite death by stoning and in Iran death after castration!!!!!!!!!!

    Ram can be questioned, criticised, blamed, insulted, condemned and pilloried. It has been done since ages. Ramaswamy Naicker was the foremost among rationalists who used the worst kind of tactics to run Hinduism down. Devdutt/Pathak/Vinod Sharma is in the good company of fake Ravi nand Manohar.

    But, questioning the age of “prophet” Mohammed’s wife? Strictly no, no. It is pure blasphemy.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    As expected Devdutt has become a Badbuk Billi and Ravi has become speechless.

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    Ravi Reply:

    You have become a Muslim

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Not so fast to pass your title. It’s designed,developed and created specially for you.

    Huh Budbak Billi !

    devduttkumar Reply:

    When you can’t balance a sheet, conveniently put the “balance” in the “suspense account”, then run amoke that you balanced it !

    Huh Budbak Billi !

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Cmon Scared mouse Mr Devdutt,

    Why are you afraid to discuss on whether Mohammad with his multiple wives was an ideal husband?

    This billi loves to eat off scared mice who cannot answer!

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    devduttkumar Reply:

    RamJethamalini claims to keep his two wives happier than your single wife.

    Perhaps that’s the reason he called LORD RAM as a bad husband.

    Check him out.

    Huh Budbal Billi !

    Anonymous Reply:

    Again a diversion! I am talking about Prophet MOhammad. Why cant we discuss his wives and whether he was a good husband?

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Start with Ram Jethamalini’s 2 wives, graduate to Mohammad’s multiple wives, then do a PHD on hundreds of wives of Hindu Maharajas.

    Huh Budbak Billi !

    Anonymous Reply:

    The Billi has really scared the mouse! Still awaiting answers Pathak G!

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Budbak Billi !

    You can’t smell a dead rat on your nose. Read.Re-read.

    Don’t allow yourself to be a laughing stock infront of junior bloggers here.

    Huh Budbak Billi !

    Anonymous Reply:

    You can only become abusive… but cant answer questions as it will make you lose your job! I’ll save you further embaressment…. and just mark you as a sloganeer for the Congress viewpoint

    Ravi Reply:

    Did Mohd not eat a dead rat. Discuss Moh or you are scared and running away from REAL issues

    devduttkumar Reply:

    When you can’t balance a sheet, conveniently put the “balance” in the “suspense account”, then run amoke that you balanced it !

    Huh Budbak Billi !

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  • Anonymous

    Sita was accused of infidelity by a washerman

    But in Ram Jethmalani’s book he is a fisherman

    Whatever the caste he defends, be it a terrorist or watchman

    Like he defended Satwant Singh and Manu Sharman

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  • Anonymous

    Who will Kejriwal expose today ?
    Pawar, Modi or Sonia Gandhi?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    It has to be the COngress this time. With the baithak in progress, it is possible that rahul could be exposed.

    Sadly the corrupt BSP and Sp will gain the most out of these exposes.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    I think he will go after Pawar. Pawar is the most corrupt politician India has seen – Karuna, Sonia etc will have to learn from him!

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  • Anonymous

    Kejriwal claims that HSBC in India is involved in money laundering and not only has demanded arrest of top officials of HSBC, he has also urged Indian employees to leave the bank.
    Now, I am wondering whether I should remove all my money from this bank and close my account.

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    devduttkumar Reply:

    You should have done that when the news appeared months back. Why so scared suddenly ? Because Kejriwal said so ?

    Poor Kejriwal ! He is sliding downward. Ab toh sher aya sher aya kahani ho gaya…..

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Don’t write off Kejriwal yet.

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    devduttkumar Reply:

    I haven’t. He just started as a politician. I wish him all the best.

    Just that one trick pony tries hard to please his constituency and working hard to stay relevant.

    Anonymous Reply:

    It is too early to say whether he is a one trick pony. I think I have more patience than you have, I will wait and watch.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan,

    Pathakji doesn’t lack patience. What he has against Kejriwal is wrong attitude, because Vadra was exposed.

    Anonymous Reply:

    He will only write about Kejriwal, attacking him.

  • Anonymous

    Reliance and money laundering is Kejriwals’ target.

    funny! I met Prashant Bhushan today morning at his house in NOIDA i conectin with a client’s case. He looked cool as a cucumber. Now he is going out all guns blazing

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    Anonymous Reply:

    He is the modern day Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde both during daytime.

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  • Anonymous

    Rizwan, Ishwar, Ashish, — where are u guys?

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    devduttkumar Reply:

    Ishwar is very much around. He is working on a new lingo.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Prabhat, Prahlad, Sanjay, athyachari, ashokchauhan, where the hell are you all?

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Balatkaar bina aap ko din aur na lage bilkul achhaa,
    indriya saare aap ke chila rahe betaabi se kyuon bana rahe ho humme bacha !

    De taali.

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  • Anonymous

    Ravi,

    Please go through this article.

    Aryan-Dravidian divide a myth: Study

    http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2009-09-25/india/28107253_1_incidence-of-genetic-diseases-indians-tribes

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    Ravi Reply:

    Mohan….I will….but this is an article…what would you do should I quote Wendy Doniger – a known authority in the issue. You will Phoo Phoo her, as well as the 7th best University in the World the University of Chicago, where she is a Professor.

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  • Anonymous

    Ravi,

    Please read this too.

    The Aryan-Dravidian Controversy

    By David Frawley

    http://www.hindunet.org/hindu_history/ancient/aryan/aryan_frawley_1.html

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    Ravi Reply:

    David Frawley (or Vāmadeva Śāstrī वामदेव शास्त्री) is an American Hindu author, publishing on topics such as Hinduism, Yoga and Ayurveda. He is the founder and director of the American Institute for Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which offers courses on Yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, and Hindu astrology. He is also a professor of Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda at the Hindu University of America at Orlando, Florida. He is a Vaidya (Ayurvedic doctor), and a Jyotishi (astrologer).

    In essays and books such as In Search of the Cradle of Civilization (1995), Frawley endorses the “Indigenous Aryans” scenario propagated in Hindu nationalism during the 1990s.[5]

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Everyone makes their own intrepretations fo history. Only jokers give more importance to an intrpetation just because a white man said so.

    Just confirms suspicians that you have an inferiority complex as compared to whiteskins, And hate the browns and blacks.

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    Ravi Reply:

    In this case both the people involved are white.

    You Colour racist apologise right now you fake Muslim.

    David Frawley as well as Wendy are both white

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Kya bol rahe ho bhai, Vijay ka judwa hai phorensice mein dhoorandhar,

    baas leekhne se pehle padhta nehi yeh andha hai humesha bekhabar;

    De Taali.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Wendy came on a scholorship to India curtesy jamia millia. She was beholden to Mushirul hussain along with Martha Nussbum. Scholorship of both is tainted as they were sponsored by a body which derived benefit from hurting Hinduism and promoting Islam.

    Ravi Reply:

    What is your point.

    Wendy cam to India on many trips. Are you saying that her BOOK The Hindus is Paid by Muslim activity. Sad

    As I said you are a Pathetic runt.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Sure you are a dead record. A rather illiterate one. Just read one book, like the followers of Osama and out you are to attack the world.

    Ravi Reply:

    Not sure I get your point other than the rant of a troll that finds it easy to attack the author rather than the book. One requires an ability to read – which you sadly lack – rather just react, which you mindlessly do.

  • emotionalatyachaar

    Jethamalini bole chilake Jai Sriram na hai achha pati,
    kehne dhobi par chhor diya patni ko mana nehi usko sati;

    Aaj ke baad koi nehi kahega nayi jodi ko Ram aur Sita,
    sharmayenge saare purani ho gayi hai yeh gaatha;

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Why not talk about MO Mathai and his devastating revelations?

    Why even the editor of Hindustan Times , Shri Khushwant Singh revealed that miss Sharda Mata gave birth to a child by Jawharlal nehru. MJ Akbar also wrote about it and MO Mathai gave full details. it can be checked out in OUTLOOK.

    My question, emotionalji,: “Since you prostrate yourself towards the Nehru Parivar, will you be equally subversient to this new line of nehrus through Sharda Mata, in case somebody digs out where they are?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    In fact emotionalji, whom will you be more loyal to. The Sharda Mata line of Nehrus or Rahulji?

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Yeh Budbak Billi ko ata nehi neend dekh ke BJP ka haalat,
    rota hai iska dil tukda tukda hota hai iska deemag din raat;

    Jeeta rehta hai soch ke kab hoga bada revealation,
    chalta nehi deemag iska zindagi hai iska ek bada illusion,

    Apna lineage ka pata nehi isko dekho chala yeh rekhne doosron ka khabar,
    Khata hai laat pe laat roz yahan phir bhi isko nehi hai sabar;

    De Taali.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Toh Kya aap kiski jaida vafadari karenge
    Rahulji ya, Sharda mata wale nehru lineup?

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Jab ata nehi karna baat tookbandi se, kyuon phulaate ho apni saans,

    yeh aap ke bus mein nehi dekho kawa chala kaise banne hans;

    De taali.

    Anonymous Reply:

    I claim to be no poet. Though I know for sure that your poetry drove many people up the hill. Still a polite question..

    If the Sharda Mata line up of nehru gandhis would appear, will the COngress– Manish tewari, Kanda, maderna, Singhivi etc suddenly become subversient to them?

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Pehle apna lineage certificate laake deekhao toh sahi,
    phir hum karenge baat aap se jaanke aap paida na hue kahin aur nehi,

    Apni maa ki pehchaan patra jaroor leke aana,
    bina apne maa ka pehchan, kabhi yahan mat aana;

    De taali.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Well I am not going to comment on your personal lineage…
    No abuse form my side as you do.

    I am just quoting the editor of Hindustan Times, Khuswant Singhji, who revealed this in previous issues of HT.

    I am asking you to prepare yourself for aadar pranam and Charan dhool pranam as you believe in family rule, in case the new line of Nehrus comes out.

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Mera personal lineage ka certificate tum kya mangoge,
    badi dur se hum kaafi hai, tum aise dub ke reh jaoge;

    Sharm nehi ata kehte ho apne aap ko consultant,
    Karte ho humesha baat jaise ek defunct mutant;

    De taali.

    De taali.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Well I hope you are not the Sharda Mata lineage of Nehru… since you are so loyal to them.

    PS: I am only making this comment as you made the first Obnoxius personal insult and unless I give it back, you will probably think that you can get away with it.

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Bina baat ke bhokte ho, durr lage kya hai tera gotra,
    dhyaan se dekha toh hai apne maa ke pehchaan patra ?

    De taali.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Well you are tying yourself in knots!!

    You can try your best personal abuse… only you will look like a joker.

    Maybe a darpok Chuha!

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Kabhi karoge koshish humse karne tu tu mein mein,
    laptenge tumhe humesha, na khulnewaala sutuli mein;

    Jab kabhi karoge baat logon ka izzat se khel,
    denge tumhe do chaar dhakka lagake ek pao jyaada tel;

    De taali.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Gr8! just gt to drive in for Dewali gift distribution.

    But I must forensically give you two parting shots, which I am sure you will retaliate by personal abuse..

    a) Well you may be a big shot in life as you claim– on this blog you sometimes sound like lower divsion clerk in Manish Tewaris Congress disnformation department.

    b) Since you thought it was witty to get my mother into this… I can only request you to check out whther they are red rosees splattered in your house, which explain the loyalty in your genes…

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Kitna besharam ho tum karte ho apna phorensic talent ka charcha,
    ata nehi science ka basic chala banne hero marke lauhar ka kachha;

    Apni maa ki charcha agar tumhe na lage achha,
    mat karo charcha kisi aur ki maa ka,bano bacha ek sacha;

    De taali.

    Anonymous Reply:

    @ Emotional

    jab darpok chuha maare taali
    Samajh lo ki arguement hai uski khaali!!

    Ravi Reply:

    Once again trying to shift the conversation to the ground which is more comfortable for you. Your obfuscation technique is apparent even to Stevie Wonder. When confronted with a difficult question don’t answer it, just ask but what about Mohammad’s 9 day old wife blah blah.

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  • Anonymous

    Ravi’s style is apparent to all.

    First engage someone thru shairo shaiyari.

    Then once a person lets down his guard, start a tirade against Hindus. Forensically I can detect a huge amount of frustrations at his own condition in comparison to the rest of the wold especially progressing India.

    Why cannot he find space for shorcomings in other religions like Islam, Christianity and Sikhism in his tirades?

    It is the scare fo the terrorist bullet which stops him from doing so!

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    Ravi Reply:

    Pathetic rant of of Hindu Fundo

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Dont get upset. Accept facts and try to improve. Why are you oblivious to faults in other religions including your own. Why is this anti_hindu agenda your only trade mark?

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    Ravi Reply:

    Do you ever take advise.
    Here is some lets see if you can take it as easily as you can dish it.
    1. You have the forensic skills of a dead hedgehog. Your analysis of me was based upon commonly available information on this blog. This simplest of tasks about which you made such a song and dance was lampooned by Devadutt within minutes of your pathetic effort.
    2. You pretend to take no sides when it is abovious, even to soordas, that you are on the side of the RSS and other Hindu Fundos.
    3.I have many times found faults with other religions but you are oblivious to them, because you see me with Shenoy’s eyes.
    4. My agenda is anti Hindu Right, which in your terms equates to Hinduism.
    5. You are anti Islam – irrationally – in a knee Jerky kind of way, You understand less and react more because you are swayed not by logic but by popoular sentiments.

    I hope you take this sound advise in the spirit it is sent to you.

    Anonymous Reply:

    I am not anti Islam. I merely point out its institutional bias against women and religious minorities which people are scared of doing so because of fear of retaliation by Islamic terrorists.

    Everyone has ganged up to be extra deferential to fundamentalist Muslim viewpoint in India as this is the way a vote bank is made.

    Thus it would be considered liberal in India to talk about the
    shortcomings in Hinduism which Hindus are anyway trying to get out of . But the same scared trolls would be extra deferential to Sharia, the extremely inhuman Muslim personal law, the views on Salman Rushdie or for that matter Muslim protests against say US., UK, minorities, buddhists and what not

    You dont have the full picture as you are not in India

    Ravi Reply:

    Let me address your post seriously on a point by point basis…

    Islam has many many things which by today’s modern and liberal standards may appear out of date, misogynist and regressive. For all those reasons it should be criticised and I will join in.

    However, we need to distinguish between the Salafi Brand of ultra conservative Islam and many reform oriented other sects. After all there are 1.4 Billion willing believers in this religion and that has to be kept in mind. What I object to and react against is to in an isolated manner Hindu Trolls pick up Terrorism, 72 Virgins, 40 wives and child brides (all of which have paralelles in the Hindu society) to participate in the long standing and RSS guided OTHERING process which takes place in India.

    Vote bank politics is not restricted to Muslims only. Hindus too are a vote bank and the primary purpose of Rath Yatra’s and Communal Riots is to shore up this vote bank. However you persistently point to Muslim Vote Bank while totally ignoring the much larger Hindu Vote Bank.

    Hindus are trying to get out of its shortcomings. Which and how fast?. Oppression of Dalits is not only institutionalised it is sanctified and has been for at least 3 millennia. Who is spear-heading this change.

    Sharia Law: What is the issue with it. It is the Law by which most Muslim countries are governed and many Muslim families in the full knowledge of the UK authorities go to Sharia courts for a myriads of their problems which they get arbitrated. No one objects to that so long none of it contradicts the Law of the country. Now if such model can be implemented in India or not, is for India to decide and debate can take place. To this you seem to add irrational heat rather than any piercing light. That is because basically you are an Islamophobe. Which bit of the Sharia Law is inhuman, you do not mention or for that matter care to elaborate as to who practices such inhuman punishments.

    I visit India regularly and still have a majority of my family in India. Most of my team is made-up of Indians. This is just a cheap ploy by you and your spiritual guru here to avoid discussing the point and readily resorting to personal abuse.

    Anonymous Reply:

    In Sharia law the word of a Muslim has more weightage than the word of a non Muslim.

    Ravi Reply:

    Sure…that is true….and your point being?? There were times when in Rome the word of a Christian was given more weight than that of a non-Christian. In US till not so very long ago the word of a white man was more important than that of a Black man, etc.

    So Mohan, the phenomenon you point to does not have its roots in Islam. It has been there both before and after Islam came into the picture.

    If in your reading of my post I seem to be defending Sharia, then so be it. But please note I was addressing the point you made.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Whether you support Sharia or not is not my concern, it is your choice. I was only trying to tell you that Sharia is not compliant with democracy.

    Ravi Reply:

    There are many things that are not compliant with Democracy. Our own Gopi is not in favour of democracy either.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Your “good” certifcate to Sharia law betrays your fear and servility to Islamic fundamantalism.

    You should enlighten yourself o how human thought evolved and how it was based on equality of all.

    Sharia has a special place for women…. at the bottom rung. In case you beleivee in Sharia, you must be believing in polygamy, without equal right s to women, ]. You must be believing in child marriage of Muslim girls– which Sharia sanctifies. and so on.

    Shame on you

    Ravi Reply:

    Your unsubstantiated, unsupported and irrational fear of Sharia is a part of your larger irrational Islamophobia and colour racism.

    Equality for all in Hinduism does not include Dalits and OBCs. Hinduism has a special place for Dalits and other indigenous tribes of India.

    Child marriage is widely practiced in Rajasthan by Hindus and in Haryana by Khachodias’

    Greater Shame on you. Appologise.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Very funny!!

    Sharia law being propsed by you !! You are a softer version of taliban! Once the Sharia law occupies centrespace in UK then the next corollary would be pubic caning where you would love to cane women as per your outporings.

    Ravi Reply:

    You are indistinguishable from a RSS Chalak

    Ravi Reply:

    Public caning, flogging and head chopping, hanging were widely practiced in Europe as well as the USA until about 100 years ago.

    Let me deduce this for you. Such barbaric acts have nothing to do with Islam and existed not only in other cultures but also long before Islam came about.

    That does not register with you is because you are essentially an unrefined Islamophobe. What a waste of education.

  • pankaj#1

    All;
    Separated at birth but share many traits. Salman taseer’s killer was showered with rose petals and Raja was received with a grand welcome, when came out of jail

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  • Anonymous

    Whithout meaning to offend anyone I would like to say something on religion which is one of the main and regular topic of this blog.
    -
    Which religion is better? I have come accross many Hindus who believe that
    their religion is superior than Islam, Christianity and Sikhism. In a same way I
    have met many Muslims, Christians and Sikhs who also believe that their religion is superior to other religions.
    I, who has a very limited understanding of this subject of religions am not able to understand when some people who believe about the superiority of their own religion over others’ persist on comparing their ‘ superior’ religion with
    others’ ‘ inferior’ religion.

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Pehla hota tha Hindu aur musalmaan ka ladhai,
    ab yahan bhi hone laga hai Hindu – Sikh ki Khinchai;

    Jab behta hai paani sar ke upar,
    tab hota hai logon ko khbar;

    Mana nehi karte hain hum jab koi neekalata hai maachis,
    intezaar karte hain hum kab layega rang woh chhota sa sazish;

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    Anonymous Reply:

    I think all religions have their plus and minus points. What is strange is that everyone unites to find the minus points of Hinduism– but are afraid to point out the negatives of any other religion as that would invite retaliation.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    At the end of the day, it is the actions of people/followers that speak for the religion – charity, inclusiveness, acceptance, continual growth/adaptation etc. Eastern religions such as Hinduism and Budhism have evolved without the need of a violent chasm; Western religions like Christianity/Catholicism evolved into modern age with violence performing the cleansing/adaptation. Islam has yet to get out of its deep, impenetrable shell of exclusivity and the grip of illiterate Mullahs.,

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    Ravi Reply:

    Binoy well said my friend well said.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Agree with you Binoy.

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  • Anonymous

    In our life problems may go frm ‘Haywards 2000′ to ‘Haywards 5000′, but we must take them as a ‘Royal Challenge’ othrwise people will call us ‘Old Monk’ & put a ‘Black Label ‘ on our name. So we must fight like ‘Jack Daniel’, live like a ‘Bagpiper’, walk like ‘Johny Walker’, work till
    ‘8 PM’ & think like ‘Directors Special’. Then life will b ‘Imperial’ & we will become ‘Aristocrat’ & there will be value for our ‘Signature’.
    Cheers to life

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  • Ravi

    सांप और सपेरे की दोस्ती

    Narendra Modi, Mohan Bhagwat, Ashok Singhal share dais, VHP denies any ‘patch-up’ with BJP

    Amid speculation of the BJP trying to ‘patch up’ with the VHP ahead of the Assembly election, Chief Minister Narendra Modi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and VHP leader Ashok Singhal met on Wednesday at a religious function in a gurukul in Chharodi village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. VHP’s firebrand leader Pravin Togadia, who was also expected, did not attend the function.

    More…http://www.indianexpress.com/news/narendra-modi-mohan-bhagwat-ashok-singhal-share-dais-vhp-denies-any-patchup-with-bjp/1028511/

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    Anonymous Reply:

    What you found interesting in this news?

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    Ravi Reply:

    The failed electoral accommodation of the estranged Praveen Togadia

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Modi is no friend of VHP, this is a election time and some are to be shown importance to get some votes and Tagodia is one of them.

    Ravi Reply:

    You mean vote banks….does Togadia control Muslim votes

    Anonymous Reply:

    Politicians go to any length to get votes and peope like Tagodia do get few votes from some section of Hindus but that does not mean that Modi prescribes to the policies of VHP. In fact under Modi, another hardliner Hindu outfit, Bajrang Dal is almost finished in Gujarat and most probably similar fate awaits VHP who will alo lose prominence in Gujarat if Modi continues to remain CM of this state.

    Ravi Reply:

    I admire your optimism. However, you missed the point that Congress is not the only one who befriends bizzare elements to secure a few votes, the BJP does as well.

    Anonymous Reply:

    It is not my optimism but it is a fact and I have never denied that BJP is not involved in vote bank politics. In fact all the parties practice vote bank politics.

    Ravi Reply:

    I am glad that you admit to that, as you know there are others here who do not.

    Anonymous Reply:

    In all this Congress sab ka Baap hai and all other parties are still in kindergarten.

    Ravi Reply:

    That is purely the function of it being the ruling party for 6 decades. Had that been the case with BJP then it would have been the Baap.

    Anonymous Reply:

    What you are saying is all hypothetical.

    Ravi Reply:

    Dead cert mate, put your last naya paisa on it

    Anonymous Reply:

    @Mohan

    You are welcome to witness the fastest finger first :

    1st NDA rule .

    Duration : Barely 13 days

    Contract awarded : 1300 Crores to Ruias.

    Forget about the Saturday(s) and Sunday(s) in those 13 days.. The NDA Govt. found time to take the Cabinet decision and awarded the contract as well.

    When Ravi said BJP would have been BAAP, I just smiled.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Even if what you say is correct, this does not washes the sins of Congress which they have committed in their long rule of 60 years. I have always said and still say that
    Congress is Bada chor and BJP is chota chor.

  • AshokChauhan

    ‘From where did Kejriwal get info on black money?’

    http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-from-where-did-kejriwal-get-info-on-black-money/20121109.htm

    —————————————————————————————-
    It was in 2011 that India got data on the accounts of Indians holding illegal wealth in HSBC.

    “The pertinent question is from where has this landed today and how did India Against Corruption manage to get it? When India first got the list from HSBC it appeared as though it was France which gave the list. However, it does not appear that the list which came to India had any names on it,” Professor Vaidyanathan pointed out.

    “Now assuming Mukesh Ambani was the account holder, then the details of his holdings could be provided only by his handling officer in the bank. For a person like Mukesh Ambani, the handling officer would be at the level of a CEO of the bank, and it is unlikely that he would share such information with individuals,” he noted.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Kejerwal may be chewing too much to digest..
    He should focus on politicians and bureaucrats first.

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    AshokChauhan Reply:

    I guess he is diluting his own effort by repeating the old news. This will take away the surprise factor and he might lose the audience.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Kejriwal used media as a tool. He knows out of sight is out of mind. Hence there is a constant effort to keep the media engaged. The difficult part is to find enough scams at regular intervals to keep the media interested.

    There is a relationship established between Kejriwal and the media. Kejriwal needs media to fight an inexpensive war. The media needs fodders for daily evening news. Now Kejriwal has set the mould and will find to break this mould.

    He has no other option but continue move down the road keeping the media interested and engaged.

    Chances are his he will keep recycling old news. If he is going to be a political activist, then he can’t go on against the politicians. He has to choose a side. Most probably he will be on the NDA side.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Yes Binoy

    The loot by vadra alone can keep him busy till 2014.

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  • Anonymous

    Kejriwal can dig out more on Vadra’s 2000 acres in Rajasthan, besides his 300 acres in Haryana.

    out here
    a)Rural Land cielign acts have been grossly violated

    b) Obedient Chief Ministers have changed land use so that Sonia, vadra and Rahul get billions

    c) Vadra has been informed where to buy land just before government projects have come in so that he gets profits for sure and Hooda nd Gehlot manage to hang on to their chairs.

    It is a shamefull story of Crony capitalism which only cronies will applaud

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  • pankaj#1

    All;
    Girish Karnad… Typical confused secularist, with a warped definition and understanding of secularism, criticized V.S. Naipaul. This guy, i mean karnad, had some success, which has gone to his head and over played his hand, when invited at literary festival at mumbai. Not only that, he criticized naipaul but he also critcized, Tagore. Bujhne se pahale lau lapak rahi hai.
    he was suitably rebuked by Pratap bhanu mehta and Anil Dharkar. The feable defence was offered by, who else- our foody, Vir Sanghvi. HaHa.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    This was his way of coming in the news. He was forgotten by the media,
    no one was writing about him and when he got an opportunity in the award functions of Naupul where he was invited, he grabbed that chance with both hands and gave a controversial speech which he was sure media would not ignore. As he had expected media did not disappoint him. To remain further in the limelight he even commented on Taigore. Now he will be talked for few days and he will be probably invited to few talk shows but I am sure that after a week or two he will again go into oblivion until he creates another controversy.

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    pankaj#1 Reply:

    Mohan;
    I think you are right.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Pankaj ji,

    you are right. Interestingly, I often meet him in the F&V market and wish him ‘hi’. He belongs to a place called Karnad, an hour from my place, Mangalore.

    I agree with you that he has gone overboard with his criticism of Tagore, because, his whole case is wrong. He has justly received his deserts at the hands of his critics.

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    pankaj#1 Reply:

    Shenoy sahab;
    I had godd opinion about him. I appreciated his acting skills and him as a Rangkarmi. But he has tried to go in places, where he does not belong. Two nobel laureatess in one week, less than appreciated.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Naipaul has justified Hindu religious militancy. Karnad’s criticism of Naipaul’s position is fair and correct. Rest of your post comes out as a rambling . Guess, RSS has shakhas in US too.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mahesh,

    It is fair and correct ? Shouldn’t you say that according to you your
    views on Karnard’s criticism of Naipal was fair and correct ? Or
    others’ views just don’t matter to you ?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan,

    We all are are contributing our views here – that is implicit.

    pankaj#1 Reply:

    Wow,
    I wish there were.
    So, what work of non fiction, by Naipaul, you want to discuss.
    And how come, and where, Naipaul has supported militancy? Any instance?? But before starting this discussion, read Pratap Bhanu and Dharkar, because they will be quoted by me.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    First Naiaul. Here is a sample interview .
    http://www.hvk.org/index.php/special-articles/26-internal-articles/546
    (BTW, this first appeared in TOI).

    Next, Dharkar and Pratap Bhanu. I don’t quite agree with their views.

    Third , those RSS shakhas. Careful with them in US. FBI and is far more intolerant with religious fundamentalists than authorities here.

  • Anonymous

    Muslim woman attacked for travelling with Hindu man in Mangalore

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mangalore/Muslim-woman-attacked-for-travelling-with-Hindu-man-in-Mangalore/articleshow/17164794.cms

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Interesting part of the story is that the mother of the woman is a panchayat member elected on BJP support!

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    Ravi Reply:

    Can some point this to newly energised Hindu Fundo Vinoo

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Of course you never read. She was attacked by Muslims for mixing with Hindu men. Now don’t say that this attack is okay as per Sharia law which you propose and love

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    Ravi Reply:

    I will not humour you. It cuts both ways, just that you only look one way.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Actually fake Ravi has been given a fresh lease of life on this blog by Pathak ji, out of pity and also because of his flanks becoming weak.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    I don’t pity people.
    Moreover, Ravi is a guy worth debating with. He can contribute positively for a discussion if you engage him without any bias.

    And I cover my flanks well. If you ever see a flank open, stop to think twice, it could be just to lure you in.

  • Anonymous

    HSBC badnaam hua Kejriwal ke wajah se
    Media badnaam hui Raadia ke wajah se
    HT badnaam hua congress naukaron ke wajah se

    UPA badnaam hui cxongress ke maalikon ke wajah se.

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  • Anonymous

    @SHENOYBV:disqus

    What’s the problem with Mangalore?

    Sometimes we hear Hindu extremists hunting down the party goers. Now we hear a muslim woman being attacked for travelling with a Hindu man !

    Any particular reason for Mangalore being so extreme ?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Of course you never read the article. She was attacked by a Muslim group. What do you have to say now?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Your reading comprehension is so poor !

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    Anonymous Reply:

    There are deep divisions in society. While social power has passed into the hands of the lower castes of Hindu society, there is huge infusion of Gulf money by Kerala Muslims which has led to prime and even up-market properties passing into the hands of these Gulf-rich Muslims, causing deep resentment among the Hindu society, but this is below the surface. What comes out often, visibly, is Muslim boys luring Hindu girls into matrimony and conversion to Islam. Muslim youth often flaunting their neo-rich status has not helped, socially.

    If you observe, in the assembly elections, out of 14 seats in the district, the BJP had won 13 seats! The congress, with Janardhan Poojari as its sole visible face, is in retreat and has resorted to appeasement any which way, adding to the already exacerbated situation.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Going by your analysis BJP/RSS/VHP looks to be a dominant force in Mangalore. Then howcome this group of muslims would dare do a such daring act in public ?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Muslims have never been weak in this district, because they have always counted on and got congress support. Now they have the additional impetus from the Kerala Muslims. If you know, the Kerala border is just 6 KMs from Mangalore!

    Further, except for a few families, Muslims have always maintained their separateness. People still remember that dozens of Muslims had left India for Pakistan at partition, imagining a heavenly life for pure Muslims there. All of them got the biggest cultural shock of their life and returned, of course. But, this only points to their separateness.

    But, with all these explanations, still, i admit, it is a complex socio-cultural maelstrom. Sad, but true.

    By the way, Mangalore was the craddle for the birth and growth of banking in South India with four big banks all of which were later nationalised.

    Anonymous Reply:

    The contribution of Mangalore to the Banking sector is praiseworthy.

    I appreciate your ground level analysis.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Shenoy/Pathak
    Mangalore was a lovely cosmopolitan town even before Mumbai (to some extent it still is)..Lots of Jesuit colleges, professional colleges, good hospitals, thriving commerce, a good Christian, Hindu. Muslim mix ; focus on education by bunts and christians etc etc.

    Many keralites from the Malabar region attended colleges there. Many of my own family – cousins, uncles, aunts, etc attended St Aloseyus and St Agnes there -

    Manipal banking bunts, Kasturbha Medical institute, hotelier Kamaths and dasprakash etc added to the vitality

    However, during the last thirty years, certain elements of Muslim extremism/financial politics has spread from Kasargod (in Kerala) to the southern parts of Mangalore. Kasargod was and is a smuggling centre; the smuggling honchos have now coopted with the extremist jehadiss; so they can shout the congress slogan “islam under attack”. and get away

    Anonymous Reply:

    Pathakji,

    on another plane, the Brahmins have lost their primacy, mostly willingly. The land lord class like Bunts have outstripped the Brahmins in education, wealth and social importance. Aisahwarya Rai, Shilpa Shetty, Rohit Shetty etc have enhanced their prestige and social reach. The same holds good for the weaker sections too.

    On the other side, the Muslims of the district have no visible leadership, except of the wrong kind. Both these factors have contributed to the social tensions in the district.

  • Anonymous

    Govt declines RTI info on airport security check waiver to Vadra

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Govt-declines-RTI-info-on-airport-security-check-waiver-to-Vadra/Article1-957612.aspx

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    Anonymous Reply:

    That is because the whole country knows of the smuggling being carried out by the son (in-law) of India.

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  • Ravi

    For the forensically trained lobotomized Hindu Fundo

    44.5% of Brides in the age range of 20-24 were married before they were 18.

    19% of those were under 15.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    @ Sharia judge Ravi, the jehadi

    Since you want to push the world back with a Jehadi agenda and force the world to adopt Sharia laws which you consider just and appropriate, read what TIME magazine and Lisa Bayer wrote about Sharia. I am only quoting TIME as you seem to give double importance to a white Man;s word.

    ————– From TIME——– please note the age of marriage—–

    Part of the problem dates to Muhammad. Even as he proclaimed new rights for women, he enshrined their inequality in immutable law, passed down as God’s commandments and eventually recorded in scripture. The Koran allots daughters half the inheritance of sons. It decrees that a woman’s testimony in court, at least in financial matters, is worth half that of a man’s. Under Shari’a, or Muslim law, compensation for the murder of a woman is half the going rate for men. In many Muslim countries, these directives are incorporated into contemporary law. For a woman to prove rape in Pakistan, for example, four adult males of “impeccable” character must witness the penetration, in accordance with Shari’a.

    Family law in Islamic countries generally follows the prescriptions of scripture. This is so even in a country like Egypt, where much of the legal code has been secularized. In Islam, women can have only one spouse, while men are permitted four. The legal age for girls to marry tends to be very young. Muhammad’s favorite wife, A’isha, according to her biographer, was six when they wed, nine when the marriage was consummated. In Iran the legal age for marriage is nine for girls, 14 for boys. The law has occasionally been exploited by pedophiles, who marry poor young girls from the provinces, use and then abandon them. In 2000 the Iranian Parliament voted to raise the minimum age for girls to 14, but this year, a legislative oversight body dominated by traditional clerics vetoed the move. An attempt by conservatives to abolish Yemen’s legal minimum age of 15 for girls failed, but local experts say it is rarely enforced anyway. (The onset of puberty is considered an appropriate time for a marriage to be consummated.)

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,185647,00.html#ixzz1cTrr1ZLG

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    Ravi Reply:

    I want to force the world to adopt Sharia law…is that your Forensic dedcution and you are proud of such deductive reasoning.
    Ram Rajya much favoured by the RSS is not much different from imosition of Sharia type of law over the rest of India. You are part of the regressive force that wants to push India back to dark ages.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    You were pushing this regressive and anti humanity Sharia law just a few posting back.

    But why?

    Can’t you see that there is no shred of gender equality or humanity in these laws?

    Ravi Reply:

    Pushing in what way…did I ask you to adopt it??
    I am not familar with Sharia laws, unlike you I do not subscribe to RSS anti Muslim Propaganda that you recieve daily.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Ha ha! Loser. Go to the nearest pub on Picadelly or Mayfair and drown your sorrows. I think only a loser will try to give statemnts like you did on Talwar. Maybe you live like that…

    Anonymous Reply:

    ramrajya and Sharia are 360 degree apart

    Ravi Reply:

    That means they are adjacent to each other. Very good Gopi, top of the class for you mate

  • Anonymous

    A couple of days ago we discussed Jethmalini/Ram/Ramrajya.

    If Ram were alive today; he would not have subjected Sita to Agnipareeksha when citizens complained…

    He would have resorted to the Congress approach – today’s news says they are fighting on all cylinders – Going after Kejrewal, denying RTI rights to look into Vadra airport clearance.

    We call it democracy.

    tWO minor girls were raped in Haryana yesterday, adding to the many minors who have been raped there during the last year. Hooda and his cronies are busy full time to flip the land deals for Vadra; no time to prevent/prosecute these rapes.

    The US CIA Director, Gen Petraeus, resigned yesterday because of an extra marital affair he HAD.

    And we consider US “materialistic”

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    Anonymous Reply:

    If Ram were alive today; he would have been heading Congress !
    And UPA would have been called as Ramrajya !

    Nice.

    Rapes in Haryana is not a political issue. It’s a sociological disorder that needs to be fixed.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    PATHAKJI,

    may I remind you that at the beginning of our independent existence as a nation, Ramrajya was the Mahatma’s motto.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Never doubted it.

    Anonymous Reply:

    There was a movie (I forgot the name), about 15- 20 years ago, in which Sadashiv Amrapkar acted as a bad police inspector. As usual in movies of those days, the heroine is being raped by the inspector — She cries and prays to Lord Krishna…Sadashiv then says “that was the Krishna of Dwapara Yuga… today’s Lord Krishna will join me in the rape”…I vividly remember that scene.. Sadashiv, as always, was superb in that role

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    Anonymous Reply:

    ha ha.

    Anonymous Reply:

    The last lady who was saved from this humiliation was Dropadi by lord Krishna. After that even God gave up on India.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Gopiji,

    Yes it is a shame, all over India from top to bottom almost everyone is corrupt. Just now was watching a news where by forged documents an old lady in UP has been declared dead and her property sold for 10lakhs
    Tehsildar, head of panchayat, babus and police all are involved and this poor old lady since almost one year is trying to prove that she is alive running from pilar to post without any success.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Heard of a guy called Ramesh Kumar? This was his speciality. I shudder to think he used to live in the same neighbourhood.

    He used to grab property in Mayfair Garden, Sarvapriya Vihar and Sarvodaya Enclave, Panchsheel Enclave in South Delhi years back.

    One fine morning he thought of fighting election. He launched a party with Dawood’s money. Inspired by Advani, he designed his own Rath.

    Not bad for a guy who used to sell hangers on the footpath.

    These days he is in Tihar.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Y0u forgot to mention he was a member of the COngress and a good friend of another Congress Murderer and worker– Sushil Sharma — who burnt his girlfiend in a tandoor in the tandoor murder case

    Anonymous Reply:

    This land grabbing is also one of the grave concerns of our country. FYI, Modi is seriously after this land grabbing mafia and has had great success against them. This menace is on the wane in Gujarat mainly in big cities.

    p.s. you just cannot stop yourself from bringing up Advani.
    I am sure you love him a lot.

    Anonymous Reply:

    You really want people to forget Advani !

    I know people are so thankless these days !

    Anonymous Reply:

    Let him live in peace at this age. :)

  • Anonymous

    @ Ravi

    Given your vision of implementing the Sharia and given your obsession with rape I hope it is not becasue you want to be a witness in rape all the time. After all as per Sharia law, ” For a woman to prove rape in Pakistan, for example, four adult males of “impeccable” character must witness the penetration, in accordance with Shari’a.”

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    Ravi Reply:

    You mean just as you are obsessed by Child Marriage and Caning. I hope that you and her indoors – Just like the Talwars – are not into BDSM.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Dirty Dirty! You are getting desperate. You pushed Sharia as some sort of panacea for the modern world. Now that you are caught up on the wrong foot as it has been exposed as an outdated anti women mechanism, you are now making dirty allegations.

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    Ravi Reply:

    I pushed, or you interpreted it as that because it suited your imaginary precept of Sharia law coming to India.
    When did you last witness a flogging or chopping of hands.
    Your emphasis on Sharia Law and totaly ignoring the 3000+ years of santified oppression of Dalits and OBC means that you have reached levels of desperation previously unheard-off

    Anonymous Reply:

    You commented

    “Your unsubstantiated, unsupported and irrational fear of Sharia is a part of your larger irrational Islamophobia and colour racism.”

    As for your dirty comments as a loser on BDSM and “her’//// it only reveals a dirtier side of you– incest fantasies.

    Ravi Reply:

    And that in your lopsided understanding is PUSHING

    Ravi Reply:

    Her indoors means wife…do you incest with your wifey.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Very big loser !! Getting dirty! First a jehadi… now an incestous guy! o Boy… the Brits better watch out!

    Will call up my contact in Scotland yard to haul you up…

    Ravi Reply:

    Firts Forensicly trained accuntant but poorly educated, now a mere lobotomised chimp

    Anonymous Reply:

    A bitter drunk, washed out Jehadi on an ISI dole trying to enact his childhood incestous fantasies with Hafeez Saeed. I bet you are into leather whips… and chains.

    No wonder you want your bottom whipped by Hafeez, under Sharia law !

    Ravi Reply:

    A twisted Hindu Fundo, a progeny of incest who calls his mamma, pappa trying to relive past glories through warped imagination. Recieves daily lashings of a lathi from Mohan Bhagwat

    Anonymous Reply:

    Now you are getting desperate! Please collect the 20 quid of dole and load yourself with rum and ale. Then plan your incestous fantasies with mohammad atta and Hafeez Saeed.!

    I could see thru your ISI cover even when you sent your fake mail, pleading that you be accepted.

    Ravi Reply:

    Not half as desperate as you. Every one can see thyrough your Yaar Yess Yess funded agenda. You asked for the mail. I will not plead with you until there are dogs roaming the streets

    Anonymous Reply:

    @ Ravi

    Now wonder people hate you. You push a jehadi agenda and when you are caught, you make personal allegations and stoop down to gross insults.

    let me assure you that not only will I give it back– each pence,
    but I would expose your incestous activities.

    Sorry. You are just a third rate cheapskate, with a poor educational background.

    Ravi Reply:

    In your dreams. You push Hindu Fundo agenda and when caught you try and wriggle out by suggesting that Muslims do it much worse.
    Incest, you must enjoy it because it is your invention, you mentioend it here, not me.
    The only thing you are able to expose is your bare backside.
    You are not even third rate you are just a street hoodlum in a suit

    Anonymous Reply:

    ISI doeld jehadi… exposed!

    A wanna be Mohammad Atta…

    Ravi Reply:

    Hindu Fundo cahalk of the Yaar Yess Yess exposed a man with no intelligence just rote learning laid bare by his own words

    Anonymous Reply:

    Writing personal mail to me… so that you get accepted!

    I think you should be the new joker in a Bond Flick. the sidekick of Hafeez Saeed!

    Ravi Reply:

    You asked for the mail. Sad you could not open the first one because you are a dumb arse. You are Mohan Bahgwat’s catamite

    Anonymous Reply:

    I can see you burning on your computer with fury! Your Chacha hafeez Saeed will not be pleased.

    No Dole… no incestous occurances. Cmon is this what you are going to teach your kids… incest with Hafeez?

    Anonymous Reply:

    Vinoo,

    that is really funny and very like this stupid jihadi.

    When he was here in Bangalore a few months back, he spent daily Rs.20/- sending boarding card stubs, taxi meter chits and whiskey bottle labels by courier! What childish delight he muct have got! Twirling his walrus mustache and Clapping his hands like a demented child!!!!!!!

    Anonymous Reply:

    Yes there is definitely some sinister motive at work here. his racist comments against South Indians…his constant pulling down of India… His comments against HIndus… creating Hindu Muslim tension…

    Ravi Reply:

    So finally the chief of Hindu Fundo Troll emerges from his early slumber to nurse both wings of his fallen गरुर्ड.

    What really got your goat was the fact that while I was in Banglahore for two weeks I made no effort to pay obedience to you as others here have done.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Shenoy

    It would have been a funny sight! A walrus moustachied rhino, on a mission for the Pak state… and begging at each door for acceptance!

    Ravi Reply:

    Not as funny as two catamites of Mohan Bhagwat tightening his LUNGOAT.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Absolutely that is what your father did!

    Whatever abuse you make… I’ll just say that is what your father (hafeez) did!

    Ravi Reply:

    What ever abuse you make I will tell it was your chacha Mohan Bhagwat did.

    Anonymous Reply:

    After you get your servings from Hafeez Saeed, please ecite full chapter o Sharia law and create fiction on why it should be applied to all the world!!

    this would be agood scene in a Bond film, with Daniel Craig in the background aiming a gun at your Chacha/ Papa Hafeez

    Anonymous Reply:

    Fake Ravi,

    you have exposed yourself as always thinking about people’s exposed back side. What a miserable cheap jihadi fundoo you are!

    Anonymous Reply:

    Vinoo and all other blogs,

    This Islamic jihadi fundoo, fake Ravi is showing his real face. He has descended to abuse of a personal nature using unmentionable porn words.

    History has repeated here or is about to repeat. Some months ago, he abused Balwinder Sandhu, his wife and even his children, for which there was unprecedented protest by all of us and Vinod Sharma had to ask this jihadi fundoo to withdraw voluntarily. Later, taking pity on this miserable wretch, Vinodji allowed him to remain.

    Now the story is being repeated.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Thanks Shenoy sahab.

    This man does seem demented. Shekhar Gandotra is right in saying that I mde a mistake in engaging him and even pushing his case that he is not a Tora Bora Bomber.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Congress MP praises RSS for dedication, embarrasses party

    Congress MP praises RSS for dedication, embarrasses party
    PTI | Nov 10, 2012, 03.57PM IST

    BHOPAL: A day after the Congress session in Surajkund, which was marked by austerity, reports have emerged of a party MP embarrassing it with his remarks praising RSS workers for their dedication and criticizing Congress leaders for “shutting themselves” in AC chambers.

    Congress MP from Dewas, Sajjan Singh Verma said RSS workers are better than Congress leaders because they work with dedication.

    “RSS workers work for their party with dedication, surviving on ‘chana’ (gram), while our leaders don’t step out of AC chambers,” he said addressing party workers at Neemuch two days ago.

    I wonder what will the response of Digvijay Singh.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    He forgot to mention BJP have their Chintan Baithaks in 5 star hotels thanks to Mahajan

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  • Anonymous

    So, why is Nitish Kumar visiting Pakistan for two weeks,,

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    Anonymous Reply:

    To outdo lalu who was there 10 years back and was treated like a hero.

    To prove to Modi, I can go where you can’t .

    To butteress up is chances for being the PM as his development model has been hailed by Imran Khan and some Pakistanis

    And I hope not– to bolster up his image in the Muslim community…. because to entice Muslim votes by letting Pakistan of the hook for terror is insulting Muslims.

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  • shekhar gandotra

    Vinoo uncle

    You make first mistake by talking with ISI agent Ravi. Shenoy sir give perfect diagnosis. He is just jehadi internet agent.

    he is Hafeez Saeed ki pyaar ki nishani
    Hafeez Saeed ke Balatkar ki nishani

    just kick this fake Ravi. He is like pissu. Pissu means like dog flea. First come as friend. Then suck blood.
    .
    Oye Ravi. Jaa hafeez Saeed ke bahon me jaa

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    Anonymous Reply:

    @ SHekhar

    Sad to say , but I think you are right. I thought I was being kind to him by talking to him as MOst bloggers avoid him like plague for his jehadi views.

    But I guess he is too deeply brainwashed to reform.

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  • Anonymous

    Vinoo, Shekhar,

    thanks to you both for exposing the Islamic jihadi fundoo, the sole remaining jihadi that is.

    Vinoo, sending private e-mail to you is entirely in character for this despicable character. Denying it also is entirely charaqcteristic of him.

    earlier, he had done the same thing with Balwinder, pleading that he is a Mona sardar and please, please, accept him etc., etc., and then turning on Balwinder with the vilest, basest animalistic abuses involving family members.

    It is time he is shown the door by Vinodji.

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    Ravi Reply:

    Yet another attempt by the Hindu Troll to gather his forces to censor voices that do not accept the RSS view of the world.
    He failed miserably last time, he’d fail last time and he’d fail this time too.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Imagine the moron was trying Sharia as some sort of panacea for humanity and a victory for women’s rights!

    [Reply]

    Ravi Reply:

    Imagine people here trying to teach you to read. Oh how badly you need that.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Will you be happy if Sharia is applied to your MOther, sister., daughter, grandaughter.

    If you are happy I feel sad for you.

    In fact I feel sad for your family also.

  • pankaj#1

    Mahesh;
    Good to receive your reply.
    You have reproduced an interview by who else, our Dileep bhai. apple of the eye for present dispensation. But that was not bad. In that interview, what you found objectionable?? Naipaul saying that there is an awakening from the bottom up? he also refutes Romilla Thapar’s interpretation of history. Naipaul, clearly said that use of this awakening and surge of emotions to be used for political end is wrong and fear of communal politics is present there. You can not blame Naipaul to have a different opinion as opposed to Dileep Padgaonkar. Why you believe that Dileep,s words are gospel truth and nothing but the truth.
    What is bothering you? Your observation about Naipaul as he raised some inconvenient questions about Islam?? Are they not correct???Where he is wrong when he says that, where ever these invaders went, they razed the places which had cultural or religious values to the conquered people. In the same interview, he has raised all the examples, starting from Spain in the west to Indonasia in the east. You can not deny it. Can you? Now these defeated people are asserting their rights- whether, in case of land, education or other social rights. You are very comfortable when this struggle you notice, where by, previous owners of lands, monoply in education, business are concerned but you are reluctant to have these downtroddens, assert their cultural rights vis a vis conquerers’ excesses and conquered. Can you deny Mathura Krishna Janmbhoomi, Varansi- Gyan vapi masjid or Ayodhya?? here you become status quoist but for rest of the things, you are marxist revolutionay.
    Best scenario would have been when muslims themselves offered to respect sentiments of majority of people. but nay, that will hurt your marxists feelings.
    By the way, do not worry about FBI, the thing to worry about is IM and SIMI.
    Take care, otherwise…

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Pankaj,

    First question . Did you read Naipaul’s interview ? My citing the interview had nothing to do with Padgaonkar. As for inconvenient questions about Islam – please read and re-read the interview. It has less to with Islam than more to do with “Indian reaction” to “Islamic aggression” . Plus, whatever the person says about Islam has several problems. More on them later.

    As for the downtrodden people claiming their rights, you are missing a key point. The socio-economic asymmetry still exists.

    Nobody is preventing you or anybody else from practising their religion.

    BTW, just ask yourself a question. Why after the terrible period of early and mid nineties , religious fanaticism has consistently and steadily been losing ground on this part of planet ? Maybe, you may want to pose the same question to Mr. Naipaul .

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    pankaj#1 Reply:

    Mahesh;
    A balanced answer indeed.
    yes, I read almost 80% of the interview, mainly where it related to Naipaul. Coomunal intolerance, both from these two major religions in India, if disappear, I will be the happiest person. My post above, if gives impression that I am against Islam., then, it is my inadequacy with language. I have nothing againt it, except that political Islam, which wants every one to come under pale of this religion. India has produced so many excellent persons, who adhered to Islam, that list will require several pages. Their contribution to present day, India or Indian culture is staggering. What I am against is, that rabid thoughts and actions, which is shown, once where they are in majority in Indian subcontinent.
    yes, Socio-economic symmetry still exists and society should try to narrow the chasm. having said this, it is utopian to have 100% equal status for every one. This could not be achieved in even, gulags.

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  • Ravi

    Islamophobia

    In the minds of most Hindus, but particularly concentrated in the minds of the Hindu Right, Islam is synonymous with Mohamad Gaznavi and Auragnzeb – men of violence and oppression. We should thank the RSS for ensuring that such sinister image of Islam is sustained. In the post-9/11 world, a clash of
    civilizations appears to be increasingly manifest and the War on Terror seems a struggle against Islam. This recent accentuation of historical conflict is a
    continuation of a struggle that has its roots in medieval times, when the Abrahamic religions were vying with each other for a position which will guarantee their own religion supremacy over others. It has little to do with India. This makes some Indians – mainly from the Hindu Right – feel excluded from such media grabbing incidents that explodes this conflict in public place. As a result the Trolls are increasingly seen shouting “look at us, we are victims too” What about Bombay, the Indian Parliament, etc. this attention seeking behaviour is little more than externalisation of India’s domestic political agenda.

    These are symptoms of Islamophobia. The term “Islamophobia” accurately reflects the largely unexamined and deeply ingrained anxiety many Indians experience when considering Islam and Muslim cultures. Historically, aam admi Indians have seldom given voice to these anxieties, despite the fact that they have lived cheek by jaw with Muslims for at least 6 centuries. However, in times of crisis, such as the Pakistan ISI sponsored attacks on Bombay and the Parliament of India or, the September 11th attacks, the Hindu Right starts to stoke the long-simmering resentments, suspicions, and fears that appear to affirm Hindus darkest concerns and thereby create fear among Hindu’s in order to reap both electoral as well as long-term regressive social engineering and long-term Political benefits.

    Like a vicious cyclone feeding off of its own energy, Islamophobia takes uncommon events as evidence fitting Hindus worst expectations and turns these into proof that perpetuates those ill-informed expectations. Islamophobia creates and then thrives on these anxieties and then casual demonizing of neighbours by neighbours and blogges by other fellow bloggers takes place. Islamophobia in India only recognises the Arabic/Pakistani Muslim world where as the majority of Muslims live in South and Southeast Asia, and the misperception that a significant portion of Muslims are militant fundamentalists, whereas only a small proportion are.

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  • Anonymous

    jim yardley of NYT on kejrewal…

    Why are my Indian brothers here opposed to Kejrwall? Wouldnt it be good for India and Indians if he can result in a small improvement? Or, is it that some of the leading voices here do not mind the looting of the country?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/10/world/asia/arvind-kejriwal-stirs-the-pot-and-strikes-fear-in-india.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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    Ravi Reply:

    Binoy my guess would be that people as Kejriwall disturb the political status quo that exists. For example the anti European UKIP or the Pro Environment Green party are resented because they challenge the established status quo.
    Further more suspicion that Kejriwall may be partisan. I am not saying that he is.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Ravi-Obama had a magnificent victory, although the right wing is identifying all sorts of reasons as to why they lost. Obama had demographics on his side plus a well machined voter turn out initiative. His win is even more commentable because the rich business people spent untold millions (around $1.5 bil) to defeat him – the recent supreme court rulig took away all the money ceilings essentially declaring corporatins have the right for free speech. Republican party is going through a soul searching; whether the tea party rhetoric alienated more, whether they can remain a viable party with only the old white men support… There was an unusually large black turnout because of the mean way many republican ruled states tried to suppress the black vote thru the requirement of new voter IDs etc

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    Ravi Reply:

    I could not agree more and Obama’s win was a delight to watch

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Tell us a little more about republican’s effort to deny black votes.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Devdutt- The elections here, unlike in India, are administered by the political administration of each state. Each state has a chief election guy (so also each county) who is an elected guy, ertherRepublican or democratic. They tend to deploy partisan techniques.

    Each state’s assembly (Congress in the language here) formulates the ballot rules (how ballots will be organized, the times polling booths will remain open, early voting (many states allow early voting) etc etc.. Several states elected Republican governors and Republican Congress in the 2010 mid term state /US Congress elections, mostly with the support of ultra conservative “tea party” Republicans. The first thing these guys did was to change the state balloting/election rules – how long booths will remain open, how long early voting wlll be available, what types of IDs are required etc. All these were changed to minimize the black voting (so as to adversely impact Obama in the 2012 Presidential elections).

    For example, Florida, which has a Republican governor and Republican state house, cut the early voting from two weeks to 8 days; also took out the weekend before the Nov 6th election day., This affected blacks big time. Blacks generally vote early (partly the result of historical fear; they just want to get their votes in; also the election day is not a holiday, they are in hourly paid jobs, so they vote in the evenings/weekends etc); so the reduction in the number of days affected them more. Also, the normal practice among blacks there in Florida (and in all states where there is early voting) is that the Sunday before the election day, black churches arrange to take the church attendees to voting booths as a celebration in church arranged buses. So, by cutting off voting before the weekend, blacks were denied this routine opportunity. But all these restrictions backfired. More blacks turned out during the reduced early voting days, stood in line for 6-7 hours and voted. There was more black turnout this year!

    Similarly, in other states, such as Pennsylvania , they instituted new voter ID rules, requiring everybody to have a photo ID. Normally, a voter’s bona fide is checked by some form of ID, a drivers license or a utility bill or a student ID etc.. Many in Philadelphia (mostly blacks) do not have drivers license because they use the train system there. To obtain the new voter ID badge, they have to get birth certificate etc etc , go to diff offices, making it difficult to obtain one. The University students’ D generally do not have an expiry date (and the new rules required an ID with expiry date). Students and blacks generally vote disproportionately for the Democratic party. So, this new ID requirement was specifically aimed at suppressing Democratic votes – blacks and students

    Ravi Reply:

    I am sure that all these shenanigans made the black and other minority voters all the more determined and as a result Obama won easily.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Binoy,

    Very interesting.Never knew about these things . Thanks vm for telling all this.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    @Binoy

    Thanks a lot for this detailed reply.

    This looks like a sophisticated yet brazen virtual booth capturing attempt! And we talk about double barrel armed bahubali here in India !!

    In India, we had an election booth just for 11 voters and if I am correct there was another for just one voter.

    These days the election officer travel light with an EVM machine even sets up a booth under a tree over a bedsheet.

    Though Indian netas are taking time to evolve, the election system in India has definitely evolved.

    Anonymous Reply:

    PATHAKJI,

    If there is only one voter, and that voter happens to be a female, the election officer may use the bed sheet for a different purpose.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Binoy (and others),

    Obama’s victory was neither spectacular nor magnificent. In fact, Obama has severely regressed in popularity from 2008.

    Had it not been Romney , things could’ve looked a little more different for Obama. To paraphrase Krugman on Obama, “He is not the one” .

    Over the coming months you may see Democrats getting more centric and rightish on fiscal / economic front. And perhaps more hawkish than even republicans in global military adventures. Though, those adventures themselves may be far and few .

    Key topics to watch in this space in the coming period is fiscal Austerity, privatisation of Social Security. In the mid to long term , another key thing to watch is the fall of dollar and co-related flight from Dollar as preferred currency of trade.

    Ravi Reply:

    Mahesh
    I am afraid that does not ring entirely true.

    It is probably accurate to say that Obama is not as popular as he was in 2008, but that can be easily explained by the fact that in 2008 he represented change and novelty, which were no longer true in 2012.

    The Financial Crisis was created by those who are fiscal/economic rightists and free marketeers. The reversing of that unsustainable trend fell to a guy who is left of centere (in US Context).

    US wars are hardly ever in sole gift of the President, US foriegn policy is longterm and all a President can do is play with relative priorities. Just as George Bush did wrt to Iraq.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Mahesh,

    Agree with you that anyone else other than Romney than things would have been different. His comments that ”

    47% of this country are freeloaders on welfare’” made a huge damage to his reputation. And insensitive comments about

    rape victims by republican candidates also made it easy for
    Obama to win.

  • Pankaj#1

    All;
    Read a long post by a fellow blogger about Islamophobia and blah, blah blah.
    Very well written post in impeccable english but were the contents matching it? Nah.
    Clash of civilization? yes, that is what is happening, who is going to triumph?virtuous and not bigots. Who is virtuous and who is bigot, a different topic. Calling people trolls, again I am reiterating, I can not only match but surpass in using invectives. Why I will not do that, very clear, will tell if insisted, but that is another topic.
    Islam is equal to Aurangzeb and Gazanavi, yes and no. They are not sole representative of Islam, but they are part of it.
    Thanking RSS for letting people remember this? certainly. Nehru let a very prestigious road, remain, Aurangzed Road. This is secularism in practice. but is it being appreciated by bigots? Nah.
    War on terror is struggle against Islam?? Who is practicing terror as a tool?? West? not so openly, if any. Why west? yes, they have means, acquired by education, technology and wealth. Are they unique in human history, Nah. Every religion, culture and race has practiced this. is this relevant in present times, No. West is grappling with this by using multiculturalism and recent win of Obama is best example. India tried this 65 years back, much ahead of present west.
    let us take, ground realities, not some professor of english literature from AMU or any Pakistani University’s professor(Bigots?). Bridge heads for Saudi ( philosphy/ Islam). I will not go back to 65 years. Read Prof. Ishtiaq Ahmed’s Punjab bloodied, partitioned and cleansed. Which I read, either while waiting and flying. Airports or in Loo(HaHa).
    I also read, that majority of Muslims live in South and South East Asia,. OK, Indonesia, pre islamic, Hindus. At present, intolerant lot. Malaysia. Gradually becoming intolerant. Bangladesh- But for Pakistani excesses, had become a highly communal place, where hindus were reduced to minority in last 300/ 400 years. Come to Maynamar or Burma- Rohangiya, disturbance in Mayanamar, causing riots in Mumbai. North India, IM and or SIMI. All with Safdar nagori and his legions. South India.Famous Bhatakal brothers. Kerala, least said is better. Gujarat- ha- Famous Gujrat- Godhara apart, Kalupur, Dariyapur and in famous liqur baron- smugler and has gang of goons, including Soharabuddin. Well, the list is getting too long and I am tired of this.
    In nut shell, I will say, defeat Moudidi and Iqbal( Yes, same Iqbal, who was proud of his Brahmin ancestory, but later on succumbed to that virulent strain of Islam, which is infecting many people, including one blogger).
    Having said this, let me quote a Pakistani Colleague: Islam is best religion and Pakistanis are worst practitoners of it. Ha. I do not agree with this. Islam is NOT best religion.
    BTW, I still relish, double ka meetha, hyderabadi biryani, Pakistani cuisine, and their beauties.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    The entire attack on the North east community went on and on and yet most parties– except BJP– never spoke a word. Shamefully all of them sensed that Muslims get together as a group fast and so even if a few North easterners are killed, the larger Muslim vote is more important.

    The whole issue was a pointer to the way a rumour lights the fire of a Muslim mind, provoked by their leaders, A false occurance in Burma (it never happened) — and North east Indians are suddenly targetted by Muslims all over India. Implication Muslim brotherhood International is more important than Muslim loyalty to India.

    The pushing of anti-humanity Sharia law even in western countries by hardliners is just a ploy to entice people. First these countries will let down their guard and the softer laws will be allowed to exist.

    I the end when Muslims become a sizeable mass, they will stage protests for the harsher anti women Sharia laws.

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    pankaj#1 Reply:

    Vinoo;
    yes, I want to fight the strain of Islam, which rsulted in Mumbai riots for happenings in Myanamar. What happens in Pakistan and Afghanistan, is no concern of them. that is jayaz. I would like to discuss things with Hamid Gul, Kayani and such people. ISI agents here are too insignificants for my taste.

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    pankaj#1 Reply:

    Vinoo;
    For some reason,upper part of my post did not appear. I alerted you about some characters here, but like many of us, you succumb to temptation that they are amenable to rationale or reason.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Thanks ! I should have taken notice on why this man is avoided like plague!

    But it wont take much time to reduce him to what Shekhar says is a pissu!

    Anonymous Reply:

    Pankaj ji, Mohan, Binoy and others<,

    Anil Dharkar, a secular to the core, is a director of Teesta Setalvad's NGO "Citizens for Justice & peace". Here is an interesting article that is bound to raise the hackles of the seculars as well the pseudos.

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    "Have the courage to face our past and present, squarely"

    BY ANIL DHARKAR.

    But should that blind me to our history? Right from the 12th to the 15th century, Afghan and Central Asian invaders like Mohammad Ghori and Mahmud Ghaznavi came as marauders and plunderers: they came to loot (places like the Somnath temple were immensely rich and obvious targets ), and even to destroy local religions like Hinduism and Buddhism. The sacking and burning in 1193 by the Turk, Bhaktiyar Khilji of the Nalanda library, one of the greatest places of learning, and whose collection of books was so extensive that it took three months to be gutted, is a case in point. Hampi, which is now a Unesco Heritage site, was burned down by the Bahamanis , an act of vandalism which took days. Later, the Mughals led by Babar may have come, not as raiders but as settlers, but they did proselytize. Emperor Aurangzeb’s depredations were extensive and go far beyond the Shivnath temple: when you think that Ahilyabai Holkar rebuilt as many as 350 temples in and near Varanasi, you realize how far-reaching the damage was.
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    But we need to remind ourselves about something that should be obvious: Yes, it’s true there was a Ram temple where the Babri Masjid stands; yes, it’s true that the temple was demolished and a mosque built on the site-… But it’s also true that over the many years after this happened, not too many people were bothered either about the now-decrepit mosque, nor the once existing temple until L K Advani and the BJP made it an issue to revive its electoral chances. The Babri Masjid demolition and the subsequent riots did not happen because people like Naipaul wrote their versions of history."

    http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/dharkersdilemma/entry/have-the-courage-to-face-our-past-and-present-squarely

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    Anonymous Reply:

    A good article. I agree with the writer that accepting the historical

    facts that Mughal invaders looted and destroyed thousands temples and unversities does not amount to being anti Muslim.

    If some people like Karnard believe that to keep harmony

    between Hindus and Muslims we should read history differently

    where some of the Muslim invaders are not shown as looters and murderers than I don’t agree with that. However, he as anyone else is entitled to his/her views. And regarding Babri Masjid, the writer has forgotten to mention the role played by Rajiv Gandhi who had ordered the opening of Babri Masjid and allowed hindus to perform puja. BJP saw this as an opportunity and Advani used Rath yatra to drum up the Ram temple issue and rest is history.

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    Ravi Reply:

    This ultra long post is nothing but blah blah blah

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Yes, it is all blah, blah, blah.

    And your jihadi blabber is all shit, shit, shit, and more shit.

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  • Anonymous

    Hard-working Rajasthan traffic cops get Rs 11 as reward

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Hard-working-Rajasthan-traffic-cops-get-Rs-11-as-reward/articleshow/17175532.cms

    JAIPUR: A bonus of Rs 11 with a letter of appreciation for a select group of eight hard-working traffic cops manning the roads is what the senior officers of the Jaipur traffic police decided as a motivation boosting exercise.

    Traffic policemen are in a quandary and are wondering if they are being rewarded or penalized. The irony is not lost on them. A traffic police officer requesting anonymity said, “We were already performing during the festival season that started with Dussehra. We never asked for any reward. But Rs 11 is actually a humiliation.”
    —–

    Coffers of Rajahthan government would have become empty after such a huge reward.

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    shekhar gandotra Reply:

    Vadra nu favaour kar ke, Rajasthan governmet money is finish.

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  • Anonymous

    There were dozens of congratulatory phone calls to White House from world leaders.

    The phone operator tells Barak Obama:
    “Sir someone is calling, but no voice from other side”
    Obama: “Oh, that must be the Indian P.M. Tell him ‘dhanyavad”.

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    Ravi Reply:

    As Obama gives his wife a post victory hug, his face unexpectedly grimaces. He can hear a chant, its tone and language suggests that it is a religious chant.

    He looks towards his security and asks what is this distant dirge I hear.

    It is Narendra Modi sir, he is shouting: Visa दे, Visa दे, Visa दे (Close encounters….)

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    Anonymous Reply:

    No, it was your jhiadi bleatings that he heard.

    Narendra Modi doesn’t need US visa any more.
    Ulta, the US needs Narendra Modi to accept their “gracious” offer of a visa.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    You are mistaken Modi never applied to the Pak embassy where you are probably a doorman!

    You must have heard Engrich mutter visa de…

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    Ravi Reply:

    Is Vinoo59 just a fake avatar of Shenoy, the above post leaves no doubt.

    Anonymous Reply:

    US will come and beg Modi to visit US. Just wait for few months.
    Modi’s recent visit to Japan and mainly China where he got a red carpet welcome was a master stroke played by him. Suddenly US and UK were worried at the closeness of China and Gujarat. They know very well that Gujarat offers huge business opportunities and
    they were worried that this huge business may go to China.
    UK, the small sister concern of US immidietely took the action and
    offered their friendship. After few months US will also fall in line.

    p.s If the results of Gujarat elections are not as they are being predicted – landslide victory for BJP – than things might be different.

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    Ravi Reply:

    Just as Manmohan’s silence amidst shrill Hindutvawadi voices is a masterstroke.

    Anonymous Reply:

    What I have written will happen. Just wait and watch.

    Ravi Reply:

    What I have written happens now

  • Anonymous

    THIS WILL BE OF GREAT INTEREST TO ALL OUR NRIs AND EXPATRIATES.

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    OBAMA’S SAFFRON LESSON

    BY RAVI SHANKAR

    NEW SUNDAY EXPRESS.

    The arithmetic of political ambition is what generates the numbers of triumph. There is a lesson in Barack Obama’s second victory for the BJP. An astounding 93 per cent of black voters and 69 per cent of Latino voters in America voted for Obama. In 1998, with Ram as its mascot, the BJP won 26 per cent of the popular vote. In 2009, it had fallen to 18.8 per cent. Eleven per cent of Muslims voted for the BJP in 2004, an improvement of 8 per cent. Now with Ram Jethmalani as its mascot, and Nitin Gadkari as a bigger enemy than the Congress, the BJP seems set on a suicidal course of action for 2014. Obama went to war with the Republicans, with the full confidence that he didn’t need the minority white vote; in fact, he is the only US president who got elected even after losing the white vote by double digits.

    Hence, the BJP, instead of trying to craft a secular face and hoping to regain the 8 per cent of the minority vote it lost in 2004, needs to consolidate its Hindu equity by 2014. Inclusive secularism is redundant. Obama won by polarising America. Narendra Modi is sure to polarise the Indian popular vote. Those who attack Gadkari are afraid he may support Modi for PM; statistical analysis shows that Modi could boost the BJP’s vote share by over 25 per cent. Muslims comprise one-eighth of the Indian population, and Muslim hostility cost the BJP only 0.36 per cent of the national vote in 2004. Ironically, opinion polls show that Muslim support for Modi in Gujarat has gone up from 14 per cent to 26 per cent.

    http://newindianexpress.com/opinion/article1336080.ece

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  • Ravi

    Who Milks This Cow?

    Tracking that species of Hindutvawadi, obsessively trolling the Net, looking for slights to the faith

    Ramachandra Guha

    In the past two decades, I must have published some forty articles that have dealt with the politics or policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh, or of state and central governments led or directed by them. This constitutes somewhat less than 10 per cent of my total output—that is to say, at least nine in ten of my articles have dealt with other subjects. However, it is always articles that touch on the philosophy and practice of Hindutva that attract the most attention (and anger). They have brought me into contact with a certain kind of Indian who gets up before dawn, has a glass of cow’s milk, prays to the sun god, and begins scanning cyberspace for that day’s secular heresies. If a column I write touches in any way on faith, Hinduism, Hindutva, Guru Golwalkar, Gujarat, or Ayodhya, by breakfast I have had deposited, in my inbox—or perhaps in the ‘Comments’ section of the newspaper’s own website—mails which are hurt, complaining, angry, or downright abusive. A representative sample follows:

    I think you are living on other planet. As historian, if India’s integrity is at stake from terrorist Islamic Shaitan Pakistan you are quiblling on small matters. …so called pseudo historians like you besmirch India in Western media from whom you get sinecures and royalty.

    Ramachandra is very much a Hindu name. Please dont insult that name, and show your secularism by changing your name to rahim or rehaman. anyway… sanatana dharma does not want cowards like you!!! especially cowards who rape their own mother(land)!!!

    It would be to your advantage if you get mentally treated before it is too late if you are suffering from a mental problem of distortions and if it is treatable and can be cured. Good luck. When muslims got a land to live out of the land that belongs to hindus of india since 2000 BC where is the need for muslims to continue to live in India and if they cannot go to there to the land given to them they should keep quiet and vote in Pakisthan elections not in India. You too can go with them to pakisthan and live there…I will be the most happiest man if a poison like you is not exist in this world. If so our country will be more safe with less one enemy.

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    The fundamentalist is convinced he will be victorious. Like the Marxist, the evangelical Christian, the Islamic fanatic, the Hindutvawadi needs to constantly reassure himself that he’ll win in the end.

    More…http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?282904

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  • Anonymous

    @ Pankaj

    Yes i was new to this blog and you did alert me on this jehadi ISI scum who is a sleazeball of abuse.

    I am now in agreement with Vijay and SHenoy and many others that he is basically a low level employee in the Pakistan emabssy, handling the cyber cell and spreading non stop anti-Indian propoganda!

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    devduttkumar Reply:

    Ha ha ha……

    You and your Forensic Analysis !

    Recently you so grandly made your Sophisticated, Scientific, Detailed Forensic Analysis on Ravi with a special note of apology to Vijay and Shenoy.

    Not even two hundred hours later, you do a turtle !

    Half-baked as usual.

    Huh ! Budbak Billi !!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Well i still beleive he is what he is and what I stated.

    But his current state of emplyiment could well be as a footsoldier of cyber war in the Pak embassy ! :)

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    devduttkumar Reply:

    You mean to say he changed his job status in last few hundred hours ?

    Ravi Reply:

    More likely that Vinoo has finally accepted that he himself is little more than a Hindu Troll in the mold of BVS. This cathartic acceptance was clearly visible in the last two days. Mask of inclusivity, secularity is cast aside as is truth and evidence and the garb of Hinduatvawadi is adorned. Anything for a cheap abuse.

    shekhar gandotra Reply:

    Oye ravi

    hafeez Saed ki najayz pyaar ki nishani
    hafez chacha ki balatkar ki nishani

    come out pf Pak emabssy and then we will make you into tangri kabab and put you back into hafeez Saeed’s tandoor in his backside.

    Anonymous Reply:

    @ Devdutt

    Now you need him currently as he supports in your non stop pro congress spin. But of course deep inside you know he is just an internet jehadi!

    SHould I say darpok chuha?

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Even the junior most blogger on this blog will laugh at you if you claim that I need anybody’s help.

    Told you before – you were never a consultant class.

    Huh Budbak Billi.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Oh come on you need a pillar right now, with tennis ace Vijay pillorying you time and again and Mohan pulling your leg, Shenoy seeing thru your game… and gopi giving wise advice not to create so much spiin.

    Got to attend to dewali guests. will await you courageous thoughtfull advice…

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Check privately with each one of them you will get your answer.

    Huh! Budbak Billi .

    Anonymous Reply:

    No, dear Shri Pathakji, nobody, juniormost or old doddering codgers like this fake Ravi will laugh at Vinoo’s assertion.

    You have proven abundantly that you always needed side kicks like this fake Ravi and Manohar, who is another pseudo.

    Now, more than ever, you do give the impression of being a darpok chuha.

    Please accept the reality.

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Lagta hai dabai ka asar thoda ho raha hai kum,
    tadap raha hain ang aap ka bol raha hai do mujhe thoda dum;

    De Taali.

    Ravi Reply:

    You finally found your level

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  • Anonymous

    My question still begs an answer.

    To all those who wink at Muslim fundamentalism and t

    Q: Will you be happy if Sharia is applied to your MOther, sister., daughter, grandaughter.
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    Ravi Reply:

    Growing use of Sharia by UK Muslims

    By Divya Talwar BBC Asian Network

    The principles of Sharia govern all aspects of a Muslim’s life.
    It is derived from a combination of sources including the Koran, the Hadith, which is based on the example of the prophet Muhammad, and fatwas, which are rulings of Islamic scholars.

    Sharia has been operating in the UK, managed by locally-appointed councils, in parallel to the British legal system since 1982.

    But the informal councils have no legal powers and they cannot
    impose any penalties. They deal with civil cases alone, but many Muslims are choosing to voluntarily accept rulings made by the scholars.

    Omar Hannan, 28, from Solihull, turned to Sharia instead of the British courts after an ownership dispute broke out between the British Muslim partners at his industrial cleaning company.

    ”It fulfilled my Islamic spiritual principles which was the main reason I went to a Muslim tribunal.

    ”But it was also very quick. We resolved it in three to four months,” he said.

    ”It only cost a couple of hundred pounds, and you can imagine how much it would have cost through the English legal system,” he added.

    More… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16522447

    To answer your diabolically guided provocative question. Sahria only applies to Muslims, and most Muslims readily accept it.

    Considering that Sharia does not apply to non-Muslims or replaces the law of the land, your question is just as stupid as you are. Since your reading skills barely reach primary school level, I have underlined important elements to make it easy for you.

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    maggu Reply:

    yes we are requesting for sharia.sharia laws are better than christian western law.u hindus have no law why tum sabkee pahti ja rahee hai.

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  • Ravi

    Sharia Councils not the only Religious Courts in the UK

    Jewish courts are in daily use in Britain, and have been for centuries.

    British Jews, particularly the orthodox, will frequently turn to their own religious
    courts, the Beth Din, to resolve civil disputes, covering issues as diverse as
    business and divorce.

    “There’s no compulsion”, the registrar of the London Beth Din, David Frei, said. “We can’t drag people in off the streets.”

    Both sides in a dispute must be Jewish, obviously, and must have agreed to have their case heard by the Beth Din. Once that has happened, its eventual decision is binding. English law states that any third party can be agreed by two sides to arbitrate in a dispute, and in this case the institutional third party is the Beth Din.

    The Beth Din also takes care of a multitude of Jewish community affairs, many of which never give rise to any dispute: the dates of the Sabbath, kosher
    certification of caterers and bakers, medical ethics for Jewish patients and
    religious conversions. But it is in the areas of divorce and litigation that
    the Beth Din acts as a court in the western sense.

    More…http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7233040.stm

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    shekhar gandotra Reply:

    You give tall stories for Sharia as you want to be judge and witness rape as Vinoo uncle has told.

    Indian system far superior than Muslim personal law which gives man four wifes. Why you are against it. Will you be very happy in case your daughter and sister married man who keep 3 other wifes?

    ISI has brainwash you to spread Sharia in India.

    Hafeez Saeed only gives you love injection in cae you spread anti India propoganda, jehadi Ravi

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    Anonymous Reply:

    You are proving to be a pathetically stupid apologist for the **** jihadis.

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    shekhar gandotra Reply:

    Shenoy Uncle Jehadi ravi is going to be vey happy in case his ow family girls become one fourth wife of men.

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    shekhar Reply:

    shenoyv,u brhmns are hater that is all.when in power vedics band education to 98%indians.kept india in dark for 3000years.sold 33 crores devtas by fooling ignorant innocents,AUR CH00TIA BANA KE UNKI JEBE KHALI KARAIN.
    all ur bhagwans are either nesdhi(drinker)or bhangedi(druggist)abdul rehman bawa urf sai baba is new addition because he was gnjedi(ganja smoker)

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Leave my Bhagwans alone.
    Hope the message is clear.

  • Anonymous

    Modi government and the judiciary: A lesson in governance

    http://www.firstpost.com/india/modi-government-and-the-judiciary-a-lesson-in-governance-522131.html

    With the magnitude of corruption affecting the nation, the biggest victory
    for GoG has been the MB Shah Commission of Inquiry rejecting all allegations of
    corruption and illegality in land allotments to industries. What’s worse for the
    Congress, the Commission has reportedly pointed out that some instances of
    corruption pointed out by the Gujarat Congress against the BJP government
    actually pertain to actions taken by Congress government in Gujarat in the
    1980s!

    ———-

    Further, attempts by activists to drag GoG to court for two of its crucial
    programs — the Sadbhavna Mission and the Garib Kalyan Melas — have been nipped
    in the bud by Gujarat HC. Under Sadbhavana, a goodwill mission, Modi visited
    different places apprising people at large of the work undertaken by his
    government and what it intends to do in the future. Under GKM, the government
    reached directly to people from the lower strata of society and conferred
    benefits under governmental schemes.

    Rejecting allegations that Modi’s Sadbhavna Mission was a ‘politically
    motivated program’ which had nothing to do with the functioning of the
    government or for the welfare of its people, the HC held that the proper forum
    to take these criticisms was the court of public opinion and not the court of
    law.

    It declined to entertain this plea, which it found to be based on mere
    newspaper reports and unsatisfactory information, even if, according to the
    complainant, “the people of Gujarat want to know as to where the truth
    lies”.

    The complaint against GKM, that expenses could not
    be incurred from the state exchequer and that the ST buses utilised for the same
    created difficulties for local commuters, met a similar fate. In fact, the
    arguments were so devoid of merits that the HC did not even desire to issue a
    notice to the GoG! That the manner in which the Sonia Gandhi led UPA implements
    welfare programs such as MNREGA is rarely questioned is another matter.

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  • Anonymous

    Rahul to grade the ministers. But who will grade
    Rahul?

    http://www.firstpost.com/politics/rahul-to-grade-the-ministers-but-who-will-grade-rahul-520229.html?utm_source=frontpagepicks&utm_medium=hp

    It’s hair check day in the Congress.

    Back in my old missionary school we were always nervous about hair check day.
    On that day our prefect would line us all up and evaluate the length of our hair
    with the tip of his cane. If it was too long, we were in trouble.

    Rahul Gandhi is apparently
    going to be (virtually) lining up the Congress ministers at the Samvad Baithak
    in Surajkund and doing a little performance evaluation with them.

    One difference between the two – that was our prefect’s job. No one knows
    what Rahul’s job is. Anyway who appointed Rahul the prefect?
    ——
    In many other parties around the world, when a party is routed in an election, the party leaders resign. By leaving Rahul in a sort of de facto limbo, he is able to escape all accountability even as he holds the Congress ministers accountable. So he can be the star campaigner in UP but not have to bear the consequences of its aftermath. He made noises about taking responsibility and the party fluttered around him like an anxious mother hen, drowning out his protests in a flurry of soothing “don’t be depressed” clucks and head pats.

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    shekhar gandotra Reply:

    Rahul has already been graded by people of India– FAIL A+

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  • shekhar gandotra

    Jehadi ravi is giving soft story about Sharia as he has no concern for womenfolk. This is the way all jehadis work.

    In Jammu and Kashmir, they first came with friendly smile. We are working to get you more things and money from India. Then slowly they took over and become law.

    Nobody can watch movie, no Muslim can have drinks, no Muslim can have non Halal meat, no Muslim can marry outsider, without converting. ALl becasue Sharia is now very powerful

    ISI agent like Ravi first give romantic story of Sharia so that people think it is okay. Once Sharia comes into house it is like dengue and plague. All rights of woman are snatched. Only Sharia judge have fun.

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  • Ravi

    Will you let your Mother, Sister or Daughters Life be controlled by a Khap Panchayat

    My question requires an answer

    Khap panchyat imposes its writ through social boycotts and fines and in most cases end up either killing or forcing the victims to commit suicide.All this is done in the name of brotherhood and its honour. It is due to the inherent weakness of democratically elected Panchayati Raj institutions,Khap panchayats have been powerful. Even the government has not done much to control their power.

    The 10-15 men who constitute a Khap settle disputes and control the lives of young people. Many village people also defend these caste panchayats as they deliver the verdict in one sitting whereas court cases drag for years.According to them, in many cases innocent people get harassed in the court and by police.Here as everyone is known so they cross check everything to ensure neutrality.

    TheResearch team also found that these Khap Panchayats are a attempt to consolidate power and force the writ on lower castes. In many cases it has been found that the victim of violence are either the dalit families or people who are poor and landless. The Khap have also started asking for legitimacy from the government. In a letter written to the Prime Minister dated 19 March 2010 the Sarva Khap Swaroop Samiti of Shamli demanded that the courts should recognise the decisions taken by the Khap Panchayats.

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    shekhar gandotra Reply:

    Khap is very bad system. Good people of India will defeat Khap and get civil law.

    But bad people like you will want your motheer, sister and daughter to face charge under sharia.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Educated Indians are against Khaps ad even the villagers are turning against them. India is ultimately ruled by the civil law.

    Unfortunately even educated pakistanis are for the anti-humanity Sharia. Even you have no pangs of conscience in seeing a woman reduced to one fourth of a man because of your lust. No wonder you want Sharia to be the law for Muslims.

    Anyway Shekhar has answered you adequately

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    Ravi Reply:

    Is that so…that is not the report of the researchers I quoted.
    Your view of Sharia is guided by your unrefined, un-educated knee jerky Islamophobic attitude. If Muslim people, like the Jewish people, want to be goverend by their own religious civil laws, then so be it.
    They are not imposing it on you, so why are you worried.

    Most of what Khap does is also, if not more so, anti Humanity.

    Your unequivocal support for the regressive, caste ridden and anti women KHAP is noted.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    You are a pyscho noting things from the sky!!! I am unequivocally against Khaps.!! as much as I am against Sharia and its jehadi advocates!

    Ravi Reply:

    You can say what you want….your vies are totally soft selling the Cateist Khap Hindu tradition. If nikkar fits wear it. Budbak Billi!!

    Anonymous Reply:

    I am not soft selling Khap even though you are doing your best to justify your love for Sharia and denial of rights to women by saying so.

    And yes Shekhar called you a pissu… are really one?

    Ravi Reply:

    You could have fooled your domestic servant…Never ever heard you question Khap or answer the question if you would like your Mother, Daughter or Sister to be judged by Khap

    Anonymous Reply:

    Never would I allow that. For me the civil laws of India is good for the family. And the civil law of India should be applied to he Muslim women also.

    Ravi Reply:

    Why dont you accept that you are an Isalmophobe, appologise and go forward.
    Seee anything you think applies to me, applies to you too, even more so.

  • shekhar gandotra

    This man Jehadi Ravi is very bad man. He even wants own mother, daughter, sister and wife to be judge by Sharia.

    For him having wife under Sharia will mean having slave. he can beat her, rape her, do anything but Sharia judge will only say, “Womens story only half that of man. So he will have 24 hrs slave.”

    jehadi ravi not bothered how his mother, sister, daughter, grandauhter becomes fourth wife under Sharia, with no rights. Even in case of rape on them, he will say first get 4 witness who have seen Raping man’s danda go in, otherwise no rape.

    Very bad, anti woman man is this jehadi ravi.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Shekhar

    Well said. I think you are growing i stature with every post. Your ideas are good and have given a fitting humanistic rejoinder to Ravi’s fanatic quest.

    Keep on with it lad!

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    Ravi Reply:

    He may have answered in his style, how come you have chosen to hide behind him. Were the questions too challenging, was the evidence incomprehensible to your Trolly Brain.
    So you can ask questions and repeat them by saying My question still begs an answer. But when questions are asked of you, you hide like the darpok you really are.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    I dont hide behind him :)

    You hide behind Hafees… or maybe he is behind you…

    O this blog you need to yes yes yes Devdutt and copy his expressions to prove that you are a yes man.

    Of course you are too dumb to know about evolution of human rights and women;s rights. how each step conquered by women took a war against religion and against legislation which was discrimnatory.

    Sad that you would want some innocent girl to be stamped half that of a man as a witness, one fourth of a man in marriage and of no consequence in a rape. It just could be your own daughter, sister, Mother,

    Read abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Mary Wollenstoncraft, mary stopes and gloria steinham to understand how much it took to reach here.

    But perhaps in a state of brainwash, you will not understand what justice, equality before law is. For you it makes no difference as long as the jehaadi agenda is furthered and Sharia makes a backdoor entry into the free world,

    Ravi Reply:

    This is a laugh coming from a man who for years have been saying Yaar Yess Yess while wearing Khaki Nikkar and Kali Topi and presenting a half mast salute and waiting for approval from B V Shenpy the chief Hindu Troll

    Anonymous Reply:

    Your concept of civil liberites is probably begging to go to the loo in case Chacha hafees allows you to.

    Expand your horizon. WOmen had it tough for centuries. Islam sanctifies repression against women. ALl religions did it to some extent. But people can revolt agains the christian priest or the Hindu pandit.

    In Islam you are butchered for doing so. And you love this idea!

    Ravi Reply:

    Your concept of devotion to Hindu causes is going to loo with Mohan Bahgwat and begging him to help you in character bulding just like you did behind the bikes shed in DPS

    Anonymous Reply:

    There it is Your Hafees Saeed training and love for homosexual sex comes out. You are off my radar now..

    just too depraved for ordinary conversation.

    Ravi Reply:

    Is that why Mohan Bahgwat is a Homo

    shekhar gandotra Reply:

    Hafees Saeed is raja

    You are rani…

    Kyon Ravi uncle?

    Ravi Reply:

    Is that you Vinoo, The sentiments are the same, the abuse is similarly pathetic and even the English is naff.

    shekhar gandotra Reply:

    NO it is Shekhar here. Jehadi killer form jammu. Tumhari Bhund mein goli daagta hai.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Is that why you are sporting a walrus mustache, aping Mohan Bhagwat? Are you secretly admiring him? Because not a day passes without your doing his “naam japan”!

    Ravi Reply:

    You are so pathetic it is unbelievable. That is Mohan Bhagwat in a cartoon form and the yolk is on you

    Ravi Reply:

    Just as you daily do Naam Japan of Hafeez Syed with whom you share your predilection to religious fundoism

  • Anonymous

    Devdutt-

    You are absolutely right – the net result of the local actions here in US is a sort of booth capture.

    The election process – independent authority, national standard, uniform process etc – is definitely superior in India (and many other democratic countries).

    Unfortunately, the system will never change in US or will take a long long period.
    States and local rights are enshrined in the constitution – so it will require a constitutional amendment which is an extremely difficult and almost impossible process, because 2/3 majority of states should agree.

    So, the local political authorities will continue to wring the system – utiliing tricks like putting more police to stop (black) drivers to check their speeding (so they may not be able to go for voting) etc etc

    Republicans are notorious for coming up with these obstacles to suppress voting

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    Ravi Reply:

    Binoy
    Has this process ever produced a result which was universally accepted as an aberation. I ask because if it hasn’t then I am not sure if there ever will be any pressure in the US to bring about such a constitutional change.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Ravi-
    The 2000 Bush vs Gore (where Gore won the popular vote , but Bush woon the electoral vote) was the result of the “butterfly” ballot and “hanging chads” , and the partisan work of Kathryn Harris , Florida’s secretary of state.

    During this election, there were lines where the voters had to stand in line for 7 hours in Miami Dade county (a mostly black/latino area); the state’s Republican governor Rick Scott did not want to put more people/machines …

    US federal administration just cannot interfere in state’s voting, except in few Southern states covered by the voting rights law (after the Civil rights bill was passed, certain southern states were put under the watch of the Justice Department to ensure they do not go back to the old Jim crow rules…

    FYI, Romney won big time in those “confederate” states. (only 10% of the Mississippi whites voted for Obama)..

    btw I am of the opinion that South should secede!

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    Ravi Reply:

    Binoy

    Yes I remember that. Yes I would call that election as an unexpected win for George Bush and I feel that it was stolen from Al Gore.

    Florida, once again was 4 days late in declaring and declared once its result had become irrelevant. However, what I was under the impression is that it was Jeb Bush who was responsible for such tactics.

    Why would you like the South to secede.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Binoy,

    Even I wanted to ask you what Ravi has asked.

    Why would you like the South to secede.?

    Anonymous Reply:

    Very interesting. Politicians all over the world are same, they will do anything to stay in power.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan-
    One thing to clarify – the politicians here (mainly republicans) do these dirty tricks not for any financial advantage/corruption. They do it to preserve the “philosophical” advantage /purity – Republicans being the party of small government/totally unregulated market; democrats sort of in between. I do like the idea that political parties are fighting on ideas (role of governmnent, what is the best way to bring prosperity etc ). We in India should have parties fighting on ideas, rather than offering freebies!

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    Ravi Reply:

    Binoy
    One thing to remember is that for India to change, it is not just the Politicians that have to change, the elctorate has to change too.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Binoy,

    I am sure India will also change but it will take some time.
    US is more evolved than India and our country needs some
    time to reach the level of US voters. As Devdutt had said other
    day that RTE may make a huge difference. Educated voters
    will see through the game plan of the politicians who offer
    freebies to get votes and hopefully will vote for the right candidate.
    I think at least a decade or two will take us to that level.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Looks like the Democrats are heavily into “Minority appeasing” ! Winning with minority and marginal votes.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Hey is it okay in India… or is it ok in the US?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    When did you try a simple crossword puzzle last ?

    Anonymous Reply:

    Well you were sniggering at minority appeasement in the US. thought I would remind you that it happens in India to a GREATER extent and guess by whom?

    Ravi Reply:

    Not for the first time, you completely missed the point.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Could there be a possibility of a Class Action suit?

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  • Anonymous

    Rahul a Groom’ horse.

    http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=780541

    How many titles this poor baby will get?

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  • BinoyHegde1

    All observers admit it: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did everything in his power to destroy President Barack Obama’s political career.
    President Obama should return the favor.
    He should destroy Netanyahu’s career in the biggest, most spectacular way possible – by busting Netanyahu for 9/11.
    The major US and international media, owned and operated by cheerleaders for Israel, are so terrified by this prospect that they are trying to pretend it is “business as usual” between the US and Israel – maybe even between Obama and Netanyahu – despite the obvious blood feud between the US president and the Israeli prime minister.
    One exception: The post-election Yahoo News story headlined “Obama victory spells trouble for Israel’s Netanyahu.” The author, Jeffrey Heller, writes: “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces an even more awkward time with Washington and re-energized critics at home who accused him on Wednesday of backing the loser in the US presidential election. With Iran topping his conservative agenda, Netanyahu will have to contend with a strengthened second-term Democratic president after four years of frosty dealings with Barack Obama and a rift over how to curb Tehran’s nuclear program.”
    Heller’s article frames the dispute between Obama and Netanyahu according to the Israeli propaganda template. It suggests that Obama’s only two choices are (a) to launch a major war against Iran, as desired by Netanyahu, or (b) to continue imposing sanctions to starve the Iranian people, in order to punish Iran’s leaders for pursuing a peaceful nuclear energy program – a program that is completely legal under international law, unlike Israel’s massive, illegal nuclear weapons program!
    These may be the only two choices that are acceptable to Israel. But they are not the only choices available to Americans.
    American strategist Zbigniew Brzezinski, in his 1999 book The Grand Chessboard, pointed out that the most important single element of a viable US strategy in Eurasia is friendship with Iran. What Brzezinski did not state outright, but left for the discerning reader to discover “between the lines,” is that Israel is badly damaging US national interests by forcing the US to be an enemy of Iran.
    Israel hates Iran because Iran’s leaders, like the vast majority of the people of the Middle East, do not accept apartheid Israel as a legitimate state.
    That is indeed a problem for Israel. But why is it a problem for the US?
    If the US maintained good relations with Iran – not a client state relationship as existed under the Shah, but a friendship-of-equals based on mutual respect and shared interests – the US strategic position in Eurasia would be greatly enhanced.
    Then why is the US starving the Iranian people, murdering Iranian scientists, paying MEK terrorists to bomb and kill large numbers of innocent people, and generally doing everything it can to hurt Iran? The short answer: Because Israeli interests dictate US Mideast policy.
    Some apologists for Israel claim that it’s really about US dollar hegemony. They say that Iran’s move to sell oil and gas in other currencies threatens the US dollar, which is why the US is so antagonistic to Iran.
    What these critics don’t understand is that the US dollar is not the US dollar. It’s the Zionist dollar.
    The US dollar is issued by the Federal Reserve, a private corporation owned by the biggest “American” banks. But those banks are not really American. The leading banksters who create American dollars out of nothing, backed by nothing, are ethnically Jewish and primarily loyal to the state of Israel.
    After all, the Rothschild family, the biggest of the “eight families,” created Israel as its base of criminal operations. Even mainstream historians admit that Lord Rothschild created Israel in 1917 by handing the British an offer they couldn’t refuse: “We can win World War I for you, by dragging America into the war – but in return, you must give us Palestine.”
    To put it simply: The Rothschild-led bankster cartel has been occupying Palestine since 1917. And it has been occupying the USA since the Federal Reserve coup d’état of 1913.
    So the US and Iran are actually allies, not adversaries, in the battle against Zionist dollar hegemony.
    The Zionist bankster cartel that prints our currency out of thin air can easily print enough money to buy up virtually all major Western media. That’s why most Westerners have unconsciously accepted a pro-Israel world-view.
    The banksters also have enough money to buy as many politicians as they need. That is why the US Congress and the White House are Israeli-occupied territory.
    But today, thanks to Netanyahu’s overweening chutzpah, Obama and allied forces in the US military and intelligence communities have a chance to do what no US President since JFK has dared to do: Tell Israel to go to hell.
    All Obama has to do is go on television and announce: “We have discovered credible evidence of Israeli involvement in 9/11 and the subsequent cover-up. As of this moment, I am declaring a state of national emergency based on undeniable evidence that our nation has been covertly attacked and occupied by a hostile foreign power. I have ordered the FBI to arrest several thousand suspected Israeli agents, and I will be forming a second 9/11 Commission, led by former President Carter, to expose the full, horrible truth about the 9/11 attacks.”
    Such “scorched earth” payback from Obama would be exactly what Netanyahu deserves.
    Netanyahu, a close personal friend of confessed 9/11 criminal Larry Silverstein, went on record immediately after 9/11 chortling that the attack on America was “very good.”
    Then he quickly added that what he really meant was that 9/11 was very good for Israel.
    It is time for President Obama to make Netanyahu eat those words. It is time for the President to shove those words right back down Netanyahu’s throat. It is time for Barack Obama to demonstrate that he is President of the proudly independent United States of America, not just a puppet of Israel and its bankster mafia. It is time for President Obama to end Israel’s stranglehold on American finance, American media, and American foreign policy.
    It is time for President Obama to give Netanyahu the payback he has worked so hard to earn.
    But does President Obama have the courage, integrity and statesmanship to save the world’s biggest power, the USA, from a filthy little country run by certifiable madmen?
    Does he have the courage to do the one thing that will end the phony “war on terror,” and earn him his thus-far-undeserved Nobel Peace Prize? Does he have the vision to do the one thing that could win him “greatest president ever” status in the history books?
    Can he get away with it and escape assassination?
    The next four years will answer these burning questions.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    BinoyHegde1

    let us examine the whole grid from a distance.

    Fanaticism in the Mid East is not because of Israel ,but because the Saudi despots see an unimaginable global power over all Muslims, due to the location of Mecca. A lie that Islam is perfect, what is written in the Koran is immutable and final is propagated day in and day out and a whole army of potential suicide bombers created.

    As we are seeing, the evil Sharia, has already entered the domain of the Western democracies and suddenly Muslim laws are being given more precedence over civil liberties and human rights..

    So in this context, the strength of Israel could well be the check on the fanatic regimes of the Mideast. We have already seen that the Arab spring has been hijacked by the marauding Mullah with a sword out to convert and kill.

    So for the good or better, Israel is the first check on the fanatic and fundamentalism who pines for a world without music, without Women’s rights without fashion.

    Well netanayahu may be an idiot but then Israel is a neccesity.

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    SHEKHAR Reply:

    As we are seeing, the evil Sharia, has already entered the domain of the Western democracies and suddenly Muslim laws are being given more precedence over civil liberties and human rights..
    BECAUSE THEY BETTER MORE PRACTICAL AND CHEAP.GRADULLAY WHOLE WORLD WILL ACCEPT THIS.MAGNA CARTA,THE FIRST DOCUMENT OF JUSTICE IS COPIED FROM HOLY QURAN.SHARIA IS APPLICABLE ON MUSLIMS.TUMHARI KYON PHATTI HAI.
    .when in power vedics band education to 98%indians.kept india in dark for 3000years.sold 33 crores devtas by fooling ignorant innocents,AUR CH00TIA BANA KE UNKI JEBE KHALI KARAIN.
    all ur bhagwans are either nesdhi(drinker)or bhangedi(druggist)abdul rehman bawa urf sai baba is new addition because he was gnjedi(ganja smoker)

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Is that you ravi, in a different avatar? The real face of Sharia law?

    Ravi Reply:

    You are one who claims to posess FORENSIC Skills. Pathetic runt that you are

    Anonymous Reply:

    The thought process is yours. It could be you or Engrich.

    Ravi Reply:

    Just as your thought process is indistinguishable from that of B V Shenoy…are you the same as him

    Anonymous Reply:

    Like you and enrich are one and the samething.

    Ravi Reply:

    I’d rather be Engrich than B V shenoy the ultra-trite nationalist fundo

    shekhar gandotra Reply:

    Becasue with Engirch you can bargain for more lover injections from Papa hafeez

    Anonymous Reply:

    This is the real face of Sharia… and maybe Ravi. This is the agenda which they want to impose on the whole world to convert it into an army of Osama and clones.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Binoy,

    Very interesting, but sounds more like a conspiracy theory than actual
    facts.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    FOLKS BIG SECURITY ISSUE WITH THE BLOG

    THIS IS NOT MY ENTRY!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    yes I could make out that the English was different. Secondly it was pushing a conspiracy theory much like Ravi does or a Paksitani does.

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    Ravi Reply:

    And you call this Forensic analysis..how much delusional one can get

    Anonymous Reply:

    This is our old friend Tajender/Engrich/Ram Avtar.
    I just now saw similar post on another website posted by him.

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    shekhar gandotra Reply:

    I think it may be Ravi under my name. I do Ravi ki pitai. That is why he try to take my name.

    Ravi Reply:

    I think it is Ariel Sharon

    Anonymous Reply:

    : ). : )

    Ravi Reply:

    What is it you said about my sense of humour!!

    Anonymous Reply:

    Not bad. You are learning. Keep practicing.

    Ravi Reply:

    Yes Sir

  • Anonymous

    Congress calls Modi ‘Ravan’, ‘mouse’, ‘asatya ka saudagar’

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/Specials/Coverage/Gujarat-Assembly-Elections-2012/Chunk-HT-UI-GujaratAssemblyElections2012-TopStories/Congress-calls-Modi-Ravan-mouse-asatya-ka-saudagar/SP-Article10-957922.aspx

    Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Saturday came under a sharp attack from Congress leaders including Mani Shankar Aiyer who compared him with demon king ‘Ravana’ and also called him ‘asatya ka saudagar’ (merchant of falsehood). “Modi has engaged a world renowned PR agency and is

    paying a hefty sum to it to build his image at the cost of tax payers of the state. That is the reason this image of lohpurush (iron man). What lohpurush? he is just a pani purush (man like water),” Congress leader Mani Shakar Aiyer said at a meeting in Porbander.

    Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had in the run up to the previous assembly poll in Gujarat had described as “maut ka saudagar” (merchant of death) in the wake of 2002 post-Godhra communal riots.

    —–

    These Congress leaders will never learn how to fight elections in Gujarat.
    They are doing the same mistake what they did in last election by targeting
    Modi personally. This will surely backfire.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    The only way COngress can win 2014 is direct cash transfers to 1 or 2 crore people. Otherwise in my travels in India, I have only come across Devdutt who actually speaks higly of it!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan-

    This will backfire. Congress never learns!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    MOhan

    No cards or drinks on pre Dewali days? I am just getting ready to welcome friends and family…

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Diwali celebrations have already started here in Dubai. Attended a party last night and I am taking a break today. Next 3-4 four days are going to be very hectic with lot of eating and drink.
    I play rummy every week but no cards during Diwali.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan, raju, Vinoo,

    I think congress leaders are willing to wound, but afraid to hurt.

    They are bone scared of the name ‘Modi’. Congress is likely to face ‘maut’ in Gujarat elections this time.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    But i am disappointed at BJP at the national level.

    The vadra loot was known three years back, They let it go. In contrast Gadkari’s wrongdoings are much smaller. yet the Congress pounced on it and went for the jugular.

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  • shekhar gandotra

    Vinoo Sir,

    I think you are again enticed by this Rakshas ravi who put in different bhesh too entice people to talk.

    he is Hafees Saeed ke najayz pyaar ki nishani
    hafees saeed ki balatkar ki nishani..

    But even if Haffes saeed is his papa there are having abnormal affair and now ravi is singing

    “main tumko dungi saaya, pyaar ki nishani…
    hafiz hai raja… Ravi ha rani…. !!

    Very funny song. WHole of pak embassy sing along.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    @ SHekhar

    You are now developing poetic talent! You should pitch yourself for film lyrics one day.

    By the way the song was very funny! Set it for shooting in Swat valley and it will be a hit!

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    Ravi Reply:

    Patronising twat

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  • Ravi

    मोहन जी

    सिर्फ आप के लिए

    खदूसी को कर बुलंद इतना के हर तस्वीर से पहले

    खुदा खुद बन्दे से पूछे के बता तेरा इरादा क्या है

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Doesn’t, the sher goes like this …

    Khudi ko kar buland itna ke har taqder se pehle
    Khuda bande se ye poche bata teri raza kia hai

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    Ravi Reply:

    Yes it does. I adapted it just for you. Re-read it

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan,

    I am glad you have seen this ****’s pervert thinking.

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  • Ravi

    Today is the 75th Birthday of Mala Sinha and here is my tribute a song that was pictureised on her in film Anpad.

    Lyrics are by Mehroom Raja Mehdi Ali Khan and music was composed by Madan Mohan.

    Singer was of course: Lata.

    आपकी नज़रों ने समझा,प्यार के काबिल मुझे

    दिल की ऐ धड़कन ठहर जा,मिल गयी मंजिल मुझे

    जी हमें मंज़ूर है,आपका ये फैसला

    कह रही है हर नज़र, बंदा-परवर शुक्रिया

    हंसके अपनी ज़िन्दगी में,कर लिया शामिल मुझे

    आपकी मंजिल हूँ मैं, मेरी मंजिल आप हैं

    क्यों मैं तूफ़ान से डरूँ, मेरा साहिल आप है

    कोई तूफानों से कह दे, मिल गया साहिल मुझे

    दिल की ऐ धड़कन ठहर जा, मिल गयी मंजिल मुझे

    पड़ गईं दिल पर मेरे, आपकी पर्छैया

    हर तरफ बजने लगीं, सैंकड़ो शाह्नईयाँ

    दो जहां की आज खुशियाँ, हो गयी हासिल मुझे

    आपकी नज़रों ने समझा,प्यार के काबिल मुझे

    दिल की ऐ धड़कन ठहर जा,मिल गयी मंजिल मुझे

    As our resident forensic pathologist has already clarified
    that I am presenting this to soften Mohan up and then slap him with a tirade of
    anti-India, anti-Hindu Jihadi diatribe.

    Watch this space!!!

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    shekhar gandotra Reply:

    Ravi sharia judge

    You ant your own mother, sister, wife , daughter under Sharia?

    Bigger pervert than papa hafeez. You want total power over woman. No shame that even for rape they will get four manwitness who have seen danda go in.

    You are against innocent girl child. Your Papa Hafiz made you ito total fundo.

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    rajni kant Reply:

    sharia muslims pe lagta hai gnd tumharee kyon phati hai.

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    shekhar gandotra Reply:

    Muslim men like Ravi become Rakshas becasue of Sharia. We want Muslims sisters, wives, daughters to have equal rights like HIndu Sisters.

    Sharia like jungle law of 2000 years back. eye for eye.

    Only Hafeez saeed and son ravi like such law.

  • shekhar gandotra

    Ravi and his papa hafeez Saied will sing love songs ln Swat valley.

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  • Anonymous

    I wish all my blogger friends a very Happy Diwali.
    I wish that Godess Laxmi showers all of you with so much wealth
    that even Rajnikant won’t be able to count that.
    All the best, gentlemen.

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  • Anonymous

    Gujarat tops states in number of Muslim Policemen

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Gujarat-tops-states-in-number-of-Muslim-policemen/articleshow/17185874.cms

    NEW DELHI: Gujarat, which faced one of the worst anti-Muslim riots in the country barely 10 years ago, has emerged as the state with the largest number of Muslim cops posted in police stations, beating states with a higher proportion of the community in their population.

    The data, shared by the home ministry in response to an RTI query filed by TOI, shows that 10.6% of Gujarat’s cops posted in police stations are Muslims. This is higher than the proportion of Muslims in the state’s population, which is 9.1% (2001 census).
    The state has 5,021 cops from the community out of a total of 47,424 in its 501 police stations. On an average, Gujarat has 10 Muslim cops per police station — higher than any other state which shared data with the Centre.

    The trend comes to light at a time when most states have failed to implement a key recommendation of the Sachar Committee report, suggesting that more Muslim cops be in police stations to build confidence among the community.

    Assam and Kerala, home to a much larger chunk of Muslims, have a higher percentage of the community in their police forces. But Gujarat has higher number of Muslim cops. Along with Odisha, it is the only state where the percentage of Muslims in the police force is higher than in the general population.

    The list includes 17 states and six Union Territories (UTs) and leaves out states such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh (where Muslim population is 10% or more), which did not share data with the home ministry despite several reminders.

    Gujarat has 5,021 Muslim police personnel in its 501 police stations compared to 2,210 Muslim cops in 451 police stations in Kerala, 2,048 in 525 police stations in West Bengal, 930 in 773 police stations in Rajasthan and 616 in 417 police stations in Jharkhand.

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  • Anonymous

    Union home ministry’s data on Muslim police personnel as on October 16, 2012:

    1. No. of Muslim police personnel who are posted in ‘police stations’ (top six states):

    Gujarat – 5021

    Assam – 2210

    Kerala – 2210

    West Bengal – 2048

    Tamil Nadu – 1206

    Rajasthan — 930

    2. Share (percentage) of Muslim personnel in total number of cops in ‘police stations’

    Assam – 21.5%

    Kerala – 11.6%

    Gujarat – 10.6%

    West Bengal – 8.4%

    Jharkhand – 6.4%

    Rajasthan – 3.9%

    3. Proportion of Muslim population in these states (2001 Census data)

    Assam – 30.9%

    West Bengal – 25.2%

    Kerala – 24.7%

    Jharkhand – 13.8%

    Gujarat – 9.1%

    Rajasthan – 8.5%

    4. Proportion of Muslim population to total population of India (2001 Census data) – 13.4%

    5. Eleven states – UP, Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh – have not shared data with the home ministry

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  • Anonymous
  • shekhar gandotra

    i Have to go to shop now. Shubh Dewali to all.

    Even to pissu from Tora bora. Even to his papa hafeez.!

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  • vijay !

    ————————————————————————————————-
    ~~~ SHUBH DEEPAWALI TO ALL ~~ friends, BJP+Congress lovers, opponents and enemies~~~

    ————————————————————————————————-

    On a flying visit to this blog as Dewali dabba distribution, late night parties and joy keep me on the move !!

    Here is wishing Dewali to all…. !!

    Get prosperous guys… and girls who read all this but except the mysterious Richa never show their face! But even if you lose your money… and dont prosper, remember that cash is no indicator of character….!

    To Vinod Sharma… for keeping the blog democratic despite being at the opposite end of thought of most bloggers here.

    To MOhan,Shenoy, Pathak, Emotional (despite his poems), Devdutt, Rajiv, Rajeev, Pankaj, Gopi (our sage), Parvez, Rizwan, Usman, Shan, Dr mishra, Binoy….Praveen. Dr Anand… Shekhar, Vinoo and all those I may not have listed. & Ashish (fabulous comments)

    To Ravi… despite his love for Sharia, remember Malala ( more than mala SInha today) and what the Sharia proponents do

    To Mahesh for unbeatable mindbending posts

    To Manohar and Shan who may read this and still prefer to be absent!!

    To Rahul for providing all the unbeatable gaffes

    To Gadkari for managing to hold his pants despite the girth

    To Vadra for looting clumsily and finally revealing what the royal family was actually upto.

    To Chacha Hafeez Saeed — wishing him that a suicide bomber enters him from the back and blows himself up…

    Have fun all of you!!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Vijay,

    Thanks and wish you all the best. You said ” remember that cash is no indicator of character…” And many great people have also said that money is not everything in life. My humble response to all these great people is ” Please make sufficient money before uttering this nonsense”

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    vijay ! Reply:

    Gr8 one! But I guess… that is life!

    You know a few years back… I was sitting on my desk. Standing in front of me were two people. One side Madho a mason who works for me for 500 bucks a day… fit and healthy at 55 and with one mission in life… to have a quarter every Friday. Rest of the time he keeps joking and doing his work efficiently.

    On the other side was a friend who was 40, but had all the worries i life, including hypertension, court cases, property disputes, fights with clients, — yet was probably 4 times richer than me.

    WHo was happier, I wondered then.

    Unfortunately my friend died of a heart attack at 44. Madho the mason still carries on cheerfully at my factory site…

    So money is definately NOT EVERYTHING!

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    vijay ! Reply:

    I guess I am sounding moralisitc… but the more i live, i realise that besides ambition and money probably Health, friends, joy … a goal… probably give you more satisfaction.

    Anonymous Reply:

    The approach towards life of everyone is different. Different
    people handle money in a different way. And I love your mason
    Madho mainly because of weekly habit.

    vijay ! Reply:

    :) :) .

    I do not want to mock my friend here. He had a bad marriage… could not divorce because of Indian laws… fought with his brothers and partners… so many negatives which took a toll.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Sad to know that and yes a bad marriage and a family dispute
    can wreck anybody’s life.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Vijay Kumar, Mohan,

    A VERY HAPPY, PROSPEROUS AND JOYOUS DIWALI TO BOTH OF YOU.

    TO VINODJI, PATHAKJI, DEVDUTT, EMOTIONAL AND ASHOKCHAUHAN AND……AND ……AND….. MAY THIS DIWALI BRING ALL OF YOU (?) A GREAT DEAL OF HAPPINESS. MAY ALL YOUR ENEMIES BITE THE DUST, MAY ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS (US INCLUDED) EAT LADDOOS OF HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY.

    MAY INDIA RISE SKY HIGH WITH PROGRESS AND KHUSH-HAALI.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Thank you. Wishing you and your Family a very Happy Diwali.

    devduttkumar Reply:

    ” Please make sufficient money before uttering this nonsense”
    —-
    Lovely.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Second that. :-)

    Anonymous Reply:

    Viju Thanks.. All the best wishes and blessings…btw We never celebrated Diwali in Kerala (may be the only state in the nation not to have a celebration); however, as a part of the TV spread, we have started celebrating Diwali last ten years or so…

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    devduttkumar Reply:

    Thank you. Wishing you a very happy sozzled Diwali.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Thanks Vijay…

    Well hope Chacha Hafeez does get blown up this year! WIth a back door entry… from his suicide bombing mates…

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Vijay Kumar,
    Thanks for Greetings.
    Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy festival.
    Also wishing everybody on this blog a very happy, prosperous and nice festival.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    It doesn’t suit you wishing all us in a very simple
    understandable English. Original Mahesh touch is missing. Wish you and your family a very happy Diwali.

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  • Anonymous

    EC notice to Gujarat Congress leader ShankarSingh Vaghela for his
    poll speech on Godhra riots.

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  • Anonymous

    Funniest, most hilarious editorial in Hindustan Times

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Vinod Sharma’s hand clearly seen in this write up

    ———————————————————————

    Off the blocks

    The Congress mint fresh from the reshuffle seems to be moving into battle mode. The party president has laid out the agenda on reforms, and for higher investment in the social sector. At the Surajkund conclave, the party has made it clear that it is readying itself for the next election. It has

    covered all the planks it could have. Sonia Gandhi has talked about implementing the 2009 manifesto. What has been clear here is that the party is sticking together on the proposals that it has made in every field. Ms Gandhi’s words said it all: “We need to do much more to derive political benefits from our flagship programmes. With the 18 months left for the next election, the party and the government have to work cohesively.”

    There can be no more doubt about the Congress and its intentions. The party has not had a good run in recent times, what with the accusations of corruption against some of its people. In all this, perhaps what was lacking was the political management of things. But now there seems a new spring in the step of many in the Congress. While this is a good step up for the UPA, what should be worrying for the larger polity is the fact that the BJP has not been able to step up to the plate in any sense.

    Congress has now been able to project its first line of younger leaders. There is no doubt that the BJP too has some people of the same calibre. But, what seems to be lacking is that it has not been able to project such people at all. The BJP has to first resolve its leadership issue. It is fine to say that it has faith in Mr Gadkari, but it remains to be seen whether the party can say in full faith that it can go into the next election led by him. It also needs to be clear now that it is going to take up certain issues whether economic or social in the last lap. For the moment, it would seem that the Congress is setting the agenda, a tough act to follow given the manner in which it has done so at the momen

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    devduttkumar Reply:

    I know I do not have any sense of humour.

    Could you please list out the hilarious parts that tickled you ?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    The first part was “mint fresh”. Actually the party was badly mauled and lrft bleeding by the Jaipal Reddy episode. It exposed the politics-business nexus that extracted its toll in the shape of Jaipal’s head.

    At the Surajkund conclave the only thing that got media attention was praise for BJP leaders being media savvy and social networking experts.

    The other big news was the praise for RSS from an MP which “naaraazed” Sonia madam no end. She is reported to have told the MP, “Don’t anger me!”

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    Anonymous Reply:

    ” Don’t anger me”.?

    Did she watch the movie Rowdy Rathore in which Akshay Kumar says ” Don’t angry me” at regular intervals.
    Ms. Gandhi probably thought that the feminine version of this
    beautiful quote is ” Don’t anger me”

    Anonymous Reply:

    Actually, I missed the y. But, Sonia Gandhi being Sonia Gandhi, she must have spoken out Italian translated intom E

    devduttkumar Reply:

    Your quote “mint fresh” is from the article, rest all are after-though.

    So I am not sure if you really were laughing reading the article !

  • devduttkumar

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    Wishing a very Happy & Prosperous Diwali to all Bloggers and their families !
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    Anonymous Reply:

    Thank you!

    Same from mys side to all.. forensically!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Thanks vm and same to you and your family.

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  • Anonymous

    Near-death experiences occur when the soul leaves the nervous system and enters the universe, claim two quantum physics experts

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2225190/Can-quantum-physics-explain-bizarre-experiences-patients-brought-brink-death.html#ixzz2C1MmIT6q

    Interesting article. No Congress/BJP, No Hindu/Muslims. It is Diwali time
    no arguments, no fighting

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  • Anonymous

    Strict warning.

    Don’t use Kingfisher bottles this Diwali to fire rockets. They may not fly.

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  • Anonymous

    Rs 5 lakh for anyone who spits on Jethmalani’s face: MP seer

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Rs-5-lakh-for-anyone-who-spits-on-Jethmalanis-face-MP-seer/articleshow/17202037.cms

    We, Hindus have always taken pride because of tolerance in accepting criticism of our religion and our Gods. Is that tolerance level reducing ?
    I hope there are not many peope like Mahamandleshwar Swami Shyamdas Maharaj around us. Shame on him, calling himself swami and spreading nonsense.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    c u on the new blog

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  • Anonymous

    Success of MGNREGA in conjunction with the states “Kudumba Sri” (family wealth) program in Kerala to empower women..
    A model that should be replicated across the country.

    http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/women-work-and-a-winning-combination/article4093605.ece?homepage=true

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  • Imli

    Easy money, Perceived Status and a General license to act like a Pretentious fool.

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