The Hungry Bird



Oye! I always knew it cost the nation a lot to keep Mahatma Gandhi poor during his lifetime. But what I did not know was that it would cost tax payers Rs Six crore to keep Narendra Modi hungry — for just three days in air-conditioned ‘discomfort’!

And hungry for what or who, pray? I thought the man was a billi who had already eaten some sau chuhays and now he thinks of going to Haj? Burp! Oops, sorry. That was so bad-mannered. But that’s because I have just had lunch, you see. Just about three chappattis, a katori full of dal, some palak paneer and a bowlful of curd. Cost me just Rs 40, add some Rs 10 here or there for the cooking gas and all that but that has made my stomach full and very appreciative. So full that I think I might have to skip dinner tonight.

And that already makes me feel like a good citizen. Why, you might wonder. Well, my maid who carried the left-overs with her tells me, round the corner near the neighbourhood temple, sits a man who never gets enough to eat. “No one cares about him, Madam. Your palak paneer will be a feast for him today.”

And, if I want to earn more punya, she says, I should visit the main temple in town. “You have to see their state of hunger to believe it!”

I am worried. How much will it cost me to feed a whole army of hungry mouths, I wonder. She looks at me pityingly. “Not as much as you earn in a day,” she says scathingly. “They don’t eat as much as you do. And they never burp!”

Now that is a real slap in my face but I thought if they were so hungry for so long, it might cost us at least Rs six crore to feed them for just three days? Given that that is what it is costing the Gujarat government to keep Modi hungry for just as long?

“You must be out of your mind,” says Sakubai. “A crore? Try a few thousands. May be just a couple of thousand rupees for three days. A crore will last you a lifetime or more!”

So if it costs me only a few thousand rupees to feed an army of hungry people for three days, why is it costing Modi six crore not to eat during the weekend?

Oh, I get it! This is not about going hungry. This is about one-upmanship. He wants to be remembered about something other than the 2002 Gujarat riots, just like LK Advani is remembered for being a rath yatri apart from contributing to bringing down the Babri Masjid! And, of course, he wants to be India’s next Prime Minister. And he is practising to see how all our millions of citizens below the poverty line feel when they go hungry. Like Adi Shankaracharya did, getting into the body of a king to know what it is to be worldly wise.

But Modi, methinks, is no wise man. Very, very foolish or thinks the rest of us are to be fooled. Becoming a prime minister requires more than just going hungry in air-conditioned comfort. He needs to wipe tears, as even my Sakubai knows. The tears of those who are still crying after the riots, wounds that no amount of development can heal.

And no hunger can assuage, six crore or otherwise.

Did anyone tell Narendra Modi that an apology, on the other hand, will cost him almost nothing – other than his pride and arrogance? But six crore, clearly, is a cheaper price to pay, for Modi.

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  • Ramesh Nehru

    Whatever one says about Shri Modiji or Shri Advaniji one thing is paramount about their nature.
    They are true patriots and will never indulge in anything that will bring dishonour to the Nation.
    Theyare ethical leaders who value trheir principles over privileges. These are brave warriors of a Nation.

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    Ganesh Reply:

    Yeah.They are the ONLY patriots.And if anyone differs with them he is a **** or A PAID CONGRESS AGENT right ? Your love for Advani and Modi makes me reach out for my handkerchief !!! To wipe my tears.Am getting emotional.

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  • dilip mahanty

    At least he knows how to run his State(Gujarat) efficiently and make it the most progressive in the country! He has a track record of economic management! Does the crown prince, foisted on Indian people by his mother and a fawning party, have any other singular credential to become a PM?Maybe his dimples has stirred the author!

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    nandu Reply:

    just close this argument of development once and for all. Every right thinking man knows that developmental figures in India are, just an exercise in statistical jugglery. and even if we take the development argument on face view does it stand scrutiny against loss of thousands of lives and destruction and displacement of those families. No amount of material development obliterates the misery of a broken family and the issue not enough is being done for them .What was happening and is happening in gujarat is that issue of justice is stuck in the bureaucratic and convoluted judicial processes.
    I thought India was a land of civilised civilised people and civilisation grows only when it upholds principles of humanity.

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    Linusmvs2 Reply:

    Thousands of lives?? stop inflating the figures. Get correct data, logic argument and then blabber.

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    Ganesh Reply:

    Here is the RIGHT blabber.Sorry not thousands of lives.Just a few thousands.And the riots went on for only six months.

  • KIRAN E

    WHY RATH YATRA OF THE OLD AND OVER-AMBITIOUS MAN, MR.ADVANI HAS BEEN PROLONGED TO 40 LONG DAYS ?
    BECAUSE THE RSS THINK -TANKS BELIEVE THAT THE OLD MAN WILL DIE BEFORE THE END OF THE YATRA AND IT WILL BE THUS A GOOD RIDDANCE FOR BJP WHO OFCOURSE WILL CARRY HIS DEAD BODY ALL OVER INDIA SAYING –“SEE THE SAVIOUR , WEEP FOR HIM AND BJP , TOO”!
    MR.GADGARI WAS ENJOYING HOLIDAYS FOR A PERIOD OF OVER ONE MONTH (PLEASE READ THE BACK ISSUES OF NEWS PAPERS –WEB EDITIONS ,NOW ) HOSTED BY OUR “FRIENDLY” NEIGHBOUR CHINA .THIS CAUSED A “BALLOON BELLY “ WHICH HAD TO BE OPERATED ON YESTERDAY ! TO SHOW THAT BJP IS A PARTY FOR THE POOR , PART OF HIS “BALLOON BELLY” WAS REMOVED ! HYPOCRISY THY NAME IS BJP !!!!!!!

    MR.GADGARI HAS COME BACK AFTER COLLECTING HIS COMMISSION OF THE IRON ORE SENT ILLEGALLY TO CHINA ( FROM THE ‘MINING REPUBLIC OF THE BHARATIYA JAN-LOOTERS’ PARTY AND THUS INCURRED A LOSS OF RS 25000 CRORE) ! MR.GADGARI WANTS MONEY ONLY WHETHER CHINA MAKES CLAIMS OVER ARUNACHAL PRADESH OR MAKING PREPARATIONS FOR A REPEAT OF THE ATTACK OF INDIA AS IN 1962 ! MORE CLEVER THAN HIS PREDECESSOR MR. BANGARU LAXMAN WHO WAS CAUGHT RED -HANDED WHILE ACCEPTING BRIBE!

    MR.GADGARI HAD TO CUT SHORT HIS QUARTERLY HOLIDAYS IN CHINA AS DIRECTED BY HIS HIGH COMMAND –RSS IN VIEW OF THE FAST TO BE STARTED BY MR.MODI .BUT I WAS EARLIER WONDERING WHY RSS HAS INTERVENED TO BLOCK THE YATRA OF MR.ADVANI AND PROJECT MR.MODI AS THE NEXT BJP CANDIDATE FOR PM POST AND THUS BLOCK THE PROSPECTS OF MR.MODI FROM BEING ELECTED AS THERE IS THE PROSPECT OF HIS ARREST WHILE IN OFFICE , MR.MODI BEING CULPRITS IN SERIOUS CRIMINAL CASES ! THOUGH NOT A SINGLE NDA ALLY WOULD SUPPORT HIM IN VIEW OF THE RISK OF THE LOSS OF MINORITY AS WELL AS SECULAR VOTES !!! THOUGH HE IS THE GLOBAL TARGET OF ISLAMIC TERRORISTS!!! THERE ARE ALSO RUMORS IN THE USA THAT NRIs WHO MAINLY ADVISE MR.OBAMA ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS MIGHT HAVE INFLUENCED THE U.S . PRESIDENT TO PUT THE BAIT IN THE FORM OF AN OFFICIAL APPRECIATION TO ATTRACT HIM TO USA AND GET HIM ARRESTED THERE ON THE BASIS OF THE COMPLAINTS ALREADY REGISTERED THERE AGAINST MR.MODI BY NRIs WHO HAVE LOST THEIR CLOSE RELATIONS IN THE GUJARAT RIOTS ?

    ANY HOW WE SHOULD SUPPORT MR.ADVANI IN HIS YATRA TO REVEAL INTERNAL CORRUPTION !
    IT WAS FEARED THAT JUSTICE MR.SANTOSH HEGDE WOULD HAVE BEEN SHOT DEAD , HAD HE SUBMITTED A 50,000 PAGE REPORT AS LOK PAL OF GUJARAT AGAINST MR.NARENDRA MODI WITH CLEAR RECOMMENDATION FOR PROSECUTION (AS IN THE CASE OF MR.CORRUPTAPPA OF BHARATIYA JAN-LOOTERS’ PARTY –FROM THEIR FIRST MINING REPUBLIC IN SOUTH INDIA ! )OF THIS “PM CANDIDATE” OF BHARATIYA JAN-LOOTERS’ PARTY, MR.MODI -WHO BAGGED A PATHETIC 5% IN OPINION SURVEYS AGAINST 35 % OF MR.RAHUL GANDHI IN THE RECENT CNN-IBN POLL – FOR INCURRING A LOSS OF OVER RS.50000 CRORE TO THE EXCHEQUER ! MR.ANNA HAZARE JUST NOW ONLY CAME TO KNOW ABOUT THIS ! BJP WOULD NOT ALLOW PARLIAMENT TO FUNCTION ON THE QUESTION OF CORRUPTION FOR A MONTH ! BJP THY NAME IS HYPOCRISY !!!

    FORTUNATE THAT THIS MODEL STATE(WAS OUR MAHATMA BORN IN THAT STATE WHICH BROUGHT SHAME TO OUR NATION BY CAUSING MOLESTATION & MURDER OF THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT GIRLS BY HINDUTVA ROGUES IN THOSE RIOTS ? ) OF BHARATIYA JAN-LOOTERS’ PARTY DID NOT HAVE A LOK PAL – IS MR.HAZARE LISTENING ? – FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS ! SEE HOW THIS “CLEAN AND MODEL “ C.M. IS WREAKING HIS REVENGE ON HONEST AND EFFICIENT SENIOR IPS OFFICERS WHO GAVE EVIDENCE AGAINST HIS NEFARIOUS ACTIVITIES ,IN THE APEX COURT ! BJP OFCOURSE SUPPORTS MR.HAZARE WHILE PERSECUTING SUCH HONEST “WHISTLE BLOWERS” ? IN PARLIAMENT BJP WILL NOT SUPPORT MR.HAZARE , BUT PRIVATELY THEIR SUPPORTERS WILL BE SENT JUST LIKE “DUPPATTI RAMDEV “ ! THAT IS THE PARTY WITH A DIFFERENCE !!

    MR.YESWANT SINHA IS ANOTHER PM CANDIDATE OF BJP ,ONE OF THE BEST BRAINS OF BJP WHO CAN SAVE INDIA IN THE PRESENT SCENARIO.HE HAS EXPERIENCE OF ESCOURTING OUR GOLD RESERVES FROM RBI AS FINANCE MINISTER TO U.K. TO PLEDGE THE SAME WITH BANK OF ENGLAND !

    MS.SUSHAMA SWARAJ WHO ESTABLISHED CONTACT WITH REDDY BROTHERS WHEN SHE FIRST CONTESTED ELECTIONS FROM BELLARI , THE ‘MINING REPUBLIC ‘ OF BJP AND SPONORED THEIR ANTI-NATIONAL ACTIVITIES ALSO , ACCORDING TO MR.ADVANI ALSO CAN ‘PERFORM’ !

    THE DISPUTE IN KARNATAKA WAS OVER SHARING OF THE NEXT LOOT OF OVER RS 50,000 CRORE FROM THE ‘”MINING REPUBLIC OF BHARATIYA JAN-LOOTERS’ PARTY IN BELLARY” .

    ADVANIJI IS FACING FROM UPA THE THREAT OF BEING ARRESTED IN THE FOLLOWING CASES :
    Ø DEMOLITION OF BABRI MAS JID
    Ø CULPABLE HOMICIDE AMOUNTING TO MURDER IN THE RIOTS TRIGGERED BY HIS EARLIER RATH YATHRA FOR RAM TEMPLE ( NOW HE HAS IGNORED IT AS HE IS NOW FIGHTING FOR “ADVANI POWER TEMPLE“ )

    Ø “NOTE FOR VOTE”CASE IN WHICH HE IS IMPLICATED .

    IN HIS ‘YATRA’ TO BE THE P.M. MR.ADVANI IS FACING THE THREAT OF BEING SIDELINED BY NARENDRA MODI JI , SUSHMA SWARAJ JI AND ARUN JAITLY JI WHO SPREAD THE CANARD THAT MR.ADVANI BESIDES BEING TOO ILLITERATE FOR MODERN INDIA WAS ALSO A TOTAL FAILURE AS HOME MINISTER AS DURING HIS TENURE OUR PARLIAMENT WAS ATTACKED BY THE TERRORISTS FROM HIS PAKISTAN ! SO HE WANTS TO DESTROY THE IMAGE OF THAT TRIO BY SHOWING THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN PLUNDERING OF THE “ BJP MINING REPUBLIC IN KARNATAKA” – THE FIRST SOUTHERN STATE TO BE PLUNDERED BY BJP, etc. .

    MR.ADVANI WHO HAILS FROM LAHORE AND WHO IS AN ARDENT ADMIRER OF MR.JINNAH –JUST LIKE MR.JASWANT SINGH , THE MODEL DEFENCE MINISTER WHO HAD ESCOURTED 4 HARD CORE TERRORISTS TO THEIR SAFETY IN PAKISTAN –HAS BEEN DIRECTED BY HIS PAK AUTHORITIES TO DESTROY INDIAN ECONOMY WHICH IS THE FASTEST GROWING DEMOCRATIC ECONOMY OF THE WORLD UNDER THE P.M.WHO IS VOTED AS THE MOST RESPECTED POLITICIAN OF THE WORLD AND ALSO THE MOST ACCLAIMED ECONOMIST OF THE WORLD !

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  • bala srinivasan

    I wish condescendingly arrogant&stupid pundits like you go after the crooked currupt&criminal politicians instead of a selfless bachelor politician Mr.Narendra Modi who has single handedly put GUJRAT on par with some of the developed nation states of EUROPE.He is in his own way atoning his past misteps&instead of acknowledging&appreciating that this kind of british putdowns by an indian of a fellow indian is treacherously treasonous at best.You anglophile morons when are you going to feel&act INDIAN.

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    Ashok Reply:

    I totally agree, good reply this paid servant of Gandhi Parivar!

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    RV Reply:

    They are not stupid pundits. They are the ‘choohas’ who are eating the foundation of Indian Democracy – only themselves to be swalowed by the ‘Italian Billi Rani’

    Narendra Modi is a great man of the public, for the public, and by the public; whom none of these sycophant Congressi can ever equal.

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  • someone

    @author
    “Did anyone tell Narendra Modi that an apology, on the other hand, will cost him almost nothing”

    you’re very naive !!! At least think before you write. Did you (or any sickular minded) left any stone unturned for last 9+ years to bash Modi? The good thing, your TRP rating will go up, just because you wrote about Mr. Modi.

    “But Modi, methinks, is no wise man. Very, very foolish or thinks the rest of us are to be fooled”

    Really ??????? You’re insulting Gujarat and Gujaratis. Gujarat (gujarati’s) is not UP, Bihar, Bengal or in that case Delhi, who blindly follows leaders (dynasty – fake Ghandhis ). It’s very hard to rule Gujarat for 1 term let alone for 2 terms. Go check your facts and history. Put up some better arguments, instead of writing this cr_p. No wonder why he is CM and you’re NOBODY !!

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  • Hindi

    Both Dilip & Bala are right & Sujata Anandan is just daft. The incorruptible,competent & truly patriot Narendra Modi is much superior than the clueless MMS, his cabinet chums & shorty Rahul Baba.Nobody can accuse Anandan of objectivity.

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  • http://- Rajeev

    I wish these media slam Rajiv Gandhi for massacre of sikhs in the same way but most of them are on payroll of Congress.

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  • Nirav Bhavsar

    Can you please quote the source from which you are throwing the number Rs Six crore? It would be helpful to readers to include sources for facts rather than pulling them out of hat. Or this number is another kid from UP who came first in NASA’s examination and was almost honored by the president of India.

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  • RV

    MODI IS GOING TO BE THE NEXT PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. MODI.

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  • Dr.G.Ghosh

    A paid article by the CONGRESS (Corrupted Overall Nehru GandhiKhanIndira Rajiv’s Empowered Sonia’s Swiss) vote bank. A bachelor, highly educated and a native Indian turned the state of Gujrat just like any other European Countries. Mr Nehru, Rajiv are also cruel to kill the people of India. The CONGRESS has been looting our mother land without doing any proper development. British slaves (CONGRESS, IAS, IPS officers) have been ruling India.
    It will the saddest day in Indian history if Raul Khan will be the next PM of India. He has no caliber, lowest IQ, Can not speak even Hindi properly, Can not write his own speech.

    God help India in this critical moment by making Modi as a PM to convert India as a developed nation in this century.
    JAI HIND, BANDE MATARAM.

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  • Rocky

    Dragging Babri Masjid and Godhra riots every time you burp is quite sickening. Having the privilege of a HT blogger, you need to use your brains a bit more. Modi has proved his PM credentials by ceaselessly advocating the welfare and progress of his state above his own enrichment. Right now if there is anybody in India who has the consistent proven credentials to move our corruption ridden country forward, it is Modi.

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  • anil nair

    look like sonia mino or rahul mino gandhi paid this so called jurnalists, why she not write any articl about T2g spectram scam,cash for vote scam(ish…..rahul and ahmed patel need behind ar),common welth scam,adarsh scam,relience godavari scam,black money mainly sonia and other upa cabinet ministers money. Shame on yiu

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  • Sid

    Sick of these Congress lackeys writing Blogs in English! What is the Qualification for Indian PM – Certainly Not Degree Holder, Have a particular Surname and mostly from the state of U.P? Can she quote any other GREAT Qualifications, which we have missed out in our PMs so for?

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  • Sid

    Certainly Not Degree Holder, Have a particular Surname and mostly from the state of U.P? Can she quote any other GREAT Qualifications, which we have missed out in our PMs so for?

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  • ramesh

    SUJATA ANANDAN ,S ,SEEMS TO BE GOOD IN MATHEMATICS. IT IS DEFINITE KEEPING GANDHI POOR COSTED THE NATION 100 OF CRORES.
    EVERYBODY TRIES TO IMITATE SOME THING WHICH SHOULD BE DISCARDED.
    IN THIS CASE MODI HAS NOTHING TO PROVE EXCEPT HE CARES FOR ALL.
    HE HAS PROVED BY HIS HANDLING OF THE STATE.
    HE HAS PROVED BY GROWTH THERE ,WHICH NO CONGRESS RULED STATE CAN PROVE.
    SUPREME COURT FINALLY GAVEUP THE WILD GOOSE CHASE.
    WILL CASES OF 1984 ,GENOCIDE OF PUNJABIS SIKHS ,WILL BE MOVED TO GUJRAT HIGH COURT.AT LEAST OUT OF DELHI.
    WILL SHE NOW SHOW HER MATHEMATICAL SKILL IN FINDINGOUT HOW CONGRESS MINISTERS MAKES THEMSELVES WORTH 200 TIMES OR MORE IN 2YEARS.
    IT WILL HELP THE MASSES.

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  • shaitansanjay

    hahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…….real funny article and so true……lollllllllllllll

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  • ANIL

    If Modi runs India for 10 years, most of India’s problem will disappear.
    But I think if he can take his first step, he will be there at least for 30 years. After people have got the test they will back him times and again.
    Why some are so pathetic that they can’t see the point. This anti-people culture that has been developed by Congress is not Indian, not Western but is pro-crook.

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  • s chadha

    when the english left india they left pseudo liberals trained and educated in the macauly tradition –half baked liberals educated in the english system . it is this english educated press / media which appear to have taken on the mantle of the erstewhile rulers where the communal question is concerned —back the muslims against the hindus . Do not let then think of as bharatvasis but as muslims , hindus —brirtish used this to rule our country and ulimately to divide it —let us see where the mind set of these liberals . pseudo secularists . -boyth socalled intellectuals and politicians lead us .. What about the 59 trapped and killed karsevaks in godhra ? what about the hindus killed in kashmir ? what about the sikhs in delhi ? what about the communal riots before in the country under congress rule –and some would say –due to congress policies of divisiveness . ?
    do hindus in our own country be treated as a lesser community ?
    modi in the last 10 years of his rule has ruled effectively which is recognised by all in the state —but our so called pseudo liberals , and pseudo secularists are so afraid of the modi resurgence and this effectiveness of modi that they have become professional modi baiters to keep “modism ” in check —by fair means or foul
    IN GUJARAT a few days back there was a instance of three muslim youth( reported in the press) who allegedly raped a hindu girl —the law took its course . but the congress workers instigated the muslims to give it a communal overtone —that the youth were arrested for being muslim etc and to start a demonstration as is normal nowdays . The muslims did not heed this and the situation was saved —so much for congress and professional secularists. Who is to blame?

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  • http://shabhdhwaj.blogspot.com Rishabh

    How much per blog does the congress pay you

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    Manohar_T Reply:

    One rupee.

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    Chictecnic Reply:

    1 padma shree

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    Ganesh Reply:

    Why ? BJP uses your services and does not pay you ? So sad !!!!

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  • Manohar_T

    The sum of Rs 6 crore spent on this ‘nautanki in air-conditioned comfort’ can feed 30 lac children (in midday meals) @ Rs 20 per child.

    No amount of window dressing can hide Modi’s acts of omission and commission in 2002.

    Modii and the RSS/BJP propaganda machinery is working overtime – totally misinterpreting the decision of the Supreme Court, a la Goebbels.

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  • Binod Kumar

    Satarical attempt has simply failed since her style and vocabulary are both poor.
    In any case, there is fierce competition among all journalists in India to tarnish Modi’s image.
    They have succeeded in vitiating communal amity of India and destroyed the prestige of this great nation with secular credentials.
    Judicial process is ongoing and there is no need to prejudge it consequence to vilify some one to get brownie points from vested political party of oligarchy.

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    Raj Reply:

    To all Modi supporters: have you had a sister raped, brother lynched or parents charred in any riot?
    No? Then please do not spoil your karma by pouring scorn on the pain of others who have gone through such suffering. Recall Valmiki if u r true Indians

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  • Ganesh

    If you support Congress point of view,it is sure these DESHBHAKTS will tear you,your reputation and dignity to pieces.Modi’s contribution to Gujarat’s development has been blown out of proportion.Gujarat as a state has always been a sensible state in matters of development.It is perhaps the only state in India where there is a broad political consensus on development.Modi is not the FIRST chief minister to sustain the development.Every CM has done it.Whichever party.

    What amazes me and amuses me is every time 2002 riots and Modi’s role are brought into focus – two tunes are sung by Modi supporters – one,what about 1984 riots and second about Gujarat’s development.So ? Tell this to families of the victims.

    In these columns,the writer keeps enduring the idiotic attacks on her by BJP supporters.No one has a right to vilify,abuse and belittle anyone with a different opinion.

    But then,we are becoming a nation of caterpillars and pied pipers.I am a middle class man,I am a Hindu so I have to support Modi.If I dont then even if Ram,Allah and Christ come together to save me,I wont be spared by Modi supporters.

    Wow,what a democracy I am living in.

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    Ganesh Reply:

    If you support Congress point of view
    —– then its not a balance view, which is pointed by many. we might as weel listen to digvijay singh.
    Modi is not the FIRST chief minister to sustain the development
    —- ok name a few others
    idiotic attacks on her by BJP supporters
    — as you mentioned earlier, she support congress, others hv right to put their point of view, take it or leave it, but you cannot say stupid.
    No one has a right to vilify,abuse and belittle anyone with a different opinion.
    ,I am a Hindu so I have to support Modi
    —— , who told you ? who forced you, you can vote any one
    Wow,what a democracy I am living in.
    — clearly you don’t know the meaning of democracy, where you can support any one. even without this basic knowledge of democracy, you better shut up….

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    Ganesh Reply:

    Well apart from Modi how can one forget Chimanbhai Patel against whom first there were agitations but later he turned out to be the most pro – development CM.Just like no one PM in the country can lay exclusive claim to development,same holds true for Gujarat.Who is denying development under Modi slogan ? But the slogan development ONLY under Modi is not acceptable.

    As far as Digvijay Singh is concerned,let me say for every Digvijay there is a Pravin Togadia !!!! Do you or me belong to the lunatic fringe ? If we belong,what are we arguing in these columns ?

    Why are you asking me to SHUT UP ? That is the problem with you BJP wallas.When you dont have anything to say,instead of trying to understand what the other person is saying you ask him to SHUT UP.

    Those like me – even though we support Congress are the critical mass of the country.Vajpayee became PM because we also voted for him.Modi needs to accept his faults,re – invent himself then only he can become PM.

    Pulling a FAST one on the country does not help.

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    Ganesh Reply:

    Why are you asking me to SHUT UP ? That is the problem with you BJP —–
    that’s because you mentioned – idiotic attacks on her by BJP supporters — you are not ready to listen to others also how do you know iam a bjp supporter. that’s the problem with pseudo seculars, anyone who does not agree to congress point of view is a BJP guy, how pathetic.

    Ganesh Reply:

    Digvijay there is a Pravin Togadia —- but digvijay is a MP and in a responsible position with power, how can you compare him to pravin…..

    Ganesh Reply:

    Well apart from Modi how can one forget Chimanbhai Patel against whom first there were agitations but later he turned out to be the most pro – development CM.Just like no one PM in the country can lay exclusive claim to development,same holds true for Gujarat.Who is denying development under Modi slogan ? But the slogan development ONLY under Modi is not acceptable.

    As far as Digvijay Singh is concerned,let me say for every Digvijay there is a Pravin Togadia !!!! Do you or me belong to the lunatic fringe ? If we belong,what are we arguing in these columns ?

    Why are you asking me to SHUT UP ? That is the problem with you BJP wallas.When you dont have anything to say,instead of trying to understand what the other person is saying you ask him to SHUT UP.

    Those like me – even though we support Congress are the critical mass of the country.Vajpayee became PM because we also voted for him.Modi needs to accept his faults,re – invent himself then only he can become PM.

    Pulling a FAST one on the country does not help.

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  • Ganesh

    Tch.Tch.Poor little innocent Modi.The whole world is after him.Isnt it ?

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  • RAMACHANDRAN

    Christians and western $ first bought Indian Media. Then hired anti Hindu brain like yours for pea nuts to spread all lie. Later they planted a Christian waitress through love drama to power center. There after they eliminated all obstacles though most heinous and inhuman way. Now they are spreading all canards to belittle any patriotic Indians. Better readers realize their vicious aim. Otherwise future of Indian civilization will be same as that of 199 other civilization. If their aim is love then they would never have used all crooks method to convert people to a sub standard faith. If one tenth of their effort were made by our kings, entire world would have adopted rich Indian culture.
    Take my word, lie can never rule for ever. The filthy brain behind all this crime will realize.

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  • http://mybloganilkhanna.blogspot.com anilkhanna

    we pursue money as spirtual goal.i exercise my right and my freedom by demanding the balance of the monetary transaction.hpwever credit-cards have eleminated the need-area of demanding balance.my gut feeling is volume of festivity accelerated spending will be low in india i have started questioning whether our way of celebrating dewali is right.what a noble way of celebrating dewali by arranging gifs for underprivilege.

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  • Fasihson

    One of the now manifest cultural impact of Islam on Upper Caste Hindus is that the latter are now more ready to spend on the Dalits and the down-trodden, at least during festivals.

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  • Anonymous

    When the earning is limitless who cares for receipt ? It’s all due to the fact that materialism is at its peak.

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  • Anonymous

    The majority is busy to make his or her own Diwali happy but true satisfaction is always there when we make someone else happy by our support,help or charity.

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  • Amarish Misra

    While the Delhi Police is patting itself on the back for the deportation and subse-quent arrest of Abu Jundal, one of the alleged 26/11 mastermind, whose voice apparently was instructing the terrorists on the fateful day of the attack on Mumbai, sections within the Maharashtra Police, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and other security agencies do not think Abu Jundal is a prize catch.
    “Abu Jundal’s arrest is a sham. He has nothing to do with 26/11. He is either an informer of the Mumbai Crime Branch or the Maharashtra ATS or any other agency connected with the Maharashtra Police. He helped the police in the Aurangabad arms haul of 2006. The Delhi Police are settling scores with the Maharashtra Police—that’s all”, an IB source revealed on the condition of anonymity.
    Another source in the Maharashtra Police said that “there are so many underworld figures living in Saudi Arabia. But they are never deported. To me, it seems that Abu Jundal’s story is a frame-up. It is designed to enforce an Indian link in the 26/11 attacks”.
    This indeed is a serious allegation. Pakistan is already talking of an Indian link in 26/11. This goes against the Indian case—buttressed by revelations made by David Headley—that the 26/11 conspiracy was hatched in Pakistan, by Pakistanis—with or without the knowledge of ISI, Mossad and CIA—with sections within the Pakistani establishment keeping the Government of Pakistan probably in the dark.
    It is incredible that some major figures of the Indian establishment are gleefully rejoicing at Abu Jundal’s deportation. In fact, the incident might end up helping Pakistan to establish an Indian hand in 26/11 and thus, wash their hands off the entire affair.
    Let us expand this argument further: the Indian government is trying hard to get to the truth in the murky 26/11 saga. Till now, on the basis of revelations made by David Headley and Ajmal Kasab, it was assumed that during the 26/11 attack, Pakistani handlers were talking to terrorists fighting Indian Police and commandoes in Mumbai. Kasab had allegedly taken the name of one Abu Humza, whose voice was supposedly heard on the transmissions during the 26/11 attacks—Abu Hamza’s identity was till now not clear; most security analysts had painted him either as a Pakistani national or an ISI mole gone rogue.
    Now suddenly, out of nowhere Abu Jundal, a native of Beed and an Indian national—whose real name is Zabiuddin Ansari and who has an established, positive connection with the Maharashtra Police—emerges as the one whose voice samples are supposed to match those of Abu Hamza! So at least for now, officially as per the Delhi Police Special Cell, Abu Jundal is Abu Humza!
    To understand the counter view that Abu Jundal’s arrest has nothing to do with 26/11—and that it is related to the intense turf war currently being waged between various Indian security agencies—one has to bring in two more personalities—Naquee Ahmed and Qateel Siddiqui—into the equation.
    On January 2012, the Maharashtra ATS arrested Naquee Ahmed, a resident of Bihar, in connection with the July, 2011 blasts in Mumbai. The Delhi Police Special Cell protested officially claiming that Naquee was their man—their source—who was helping them nab Yasin Bhatkal, an alleged IM operative, wanted in several terror related cases, including the 2011 Mumbai blasts. The Home Secretary went on record to say that though Naquee could have been a Delhi Police Special Cell informer, it is more likely that he is also a terrorist who got caught by the Maharashtra ATS.
    What is going on? A Delhi Police Special Cell informer is arrested as a terrorist! The home secretary does not rule out the possibility of him being a police informer! Going strictly as per the statements of the home secretary himself, Indian Police forces are actually harbouring terrorists as informers—if that indeed is true, why wasn’t any action taken against the handlers of Naquee in the Delhi Police Special Cell? Home ministry officials cannot have their cake and eat it too—it is unethical to say that Naquee was a police informer and a terrorist.
    Now, during the David Headley saga, US authorities too claimed that Headley might have been “their man” who then went rogue and helped Lashkar-e-Toiba in executing 26/11 attacks!
    As mentioned above, Abu Jundal too is being seen as a Police informer who turned rogue!
    Are we ordinary Indians fools? Can’t we see through the game being played here by Indian security agencies, US authorities, ISI, Mossad and God knows who all?
    So many innocent and precious lives were lost during the 26/11 attacks. So many Indians have died in innumerable bomb blasts and terrorist activities. Whomsoever, is arrested, emerges as an informer of some agency or the other. So, even if we go by official versions, most blasts and terrorist actions are being undertaken by people known to security forces and various state police forces. So basically, our brothers, sisters and children are being butchered mercilessly by these modern bhasmasurs—demons created by security agencies who then turn against their creators—but wait—no, not against their creators but the ordinary people of India! At least, I have not heard till date of any near relative of a security official dying in a major terror incident!
    But then there is the other angle—it can also be said that these bhasmasurs are only paper tigers—that, instead of going after the real perpetrators, Indian security agencies have made it a habit to implicate their own informers in terror related cases!
    Some years back, a Delhi Court ordered a CBI enquiry into a case where the Delhi Police had claimed that it caught two terrorists. The CBI enquiry confirmed what the accused had been saying all along—that they were not terrorists but informers for the Delhi Police!
    In the December 2000 Red Fort attack case too, the man who was held guilty went on record stating that he was actually a Pakistani citizen working for RAW who was implicated, in the Red Fort case simply out of nowhere. The Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) also took up this case.
    The icing in the case of course concerns Qateel Siddiqui, the alleged IM operative belonging to the so called “Darbangha module”. Officially Qateel was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell, made an accused in the Jama Masjid firing and other terror incidents. Then the Maharashtra ATS sought his custody. Subsequently, Qateel was murdered inside the Pune Yerwada Jail premises.
    The manner, in which Qateel was bumped off, through Hindu underworld figures, carries the unmistakable stamp of some high ranking Mumbai Police officers, including Rakesh Maria, the current Maharashtra ATS chief. It is well known that as many as seven Muslim accused in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts were assassinated extra-judicially by members of the Chota Rajan gang. This gang supposedly split away from Dawood after the 1993 blasts on “patriotic grounds”. Then it went on a killing spree.
    Sources in Mumbai Police allege that Chota Rajan’s killing spree had the blessings of officers like Rakesh Maria who is credited with cracking the 93’ blasts case. Salim Khan Durrani, one of the accused in the 93’ blasts—later exonerated of the charges of conspiracy and harbouring by the TADA special court—is on record for having stated that in 1994, he too, like Qateel in 2012, was lodged in the anda (high security) cell of a Maharashtra prison (Arthur Road Jail, Mumbai). In 2012, the entry to Qateel’s cell in Pune Yerwada jail was left unguarded and he was murdered by Mohol and Bhalerao, two heinous criminals. In 1994, the jail authorities `forgot’ to lock the inner gate of Salim Khan’s cell. Members of the dreaded Ashwin Naik gang tried attacking Salim Khan at night. He was saved literally by divine intervention as his screams attracted other inmates.
    Rakesh Maria has been accused of horrifying human rights violations, including parading Muslim women naked, making men drink urine and eat human faeces’ and forcing incest during interrogations.
    All of this is documented in a book called `Voices’ written by an anonymous victim of what Amnesty International termed then as fourth degree tortures (far more brutal than the horrible third degree torture, the usual norm in Indian jails!).
    But why was Qateel killed? A possible answer might lie in the turf war between the IB and the Delhi Police Special Cell. Sometime in 2010, some IB officers were probing a fake currency international network (FCIN) network in West Bengal. They were looking for a person named Qateel Siddiqui, whom they thought was a key person in the network.
    The IB took help of the West Bengal Police in this operation. They raided Qateel’s house in Darbhanga in Bihar once, but he managed to escape. Later they kept watch on certain mobile numbers from the FCIN operators. Success followed as some persons associated with the FCIN were arrested in 2010. One of them happened to be Yasin Bhatkal—the most wanted IM operative. But as per the official version, as Yasin’s pictures were not available then, the IM operative was jailed for a while in the fake currency case and later released.
    The IB team chasing Qateel was not aware of this. In October 2011, the team managed to get leads about Qateel and found out that he was holed up in Delhi. Naturally, the IB team sought help from the Delhi Police Special Cell. This innocuous request made to the Delhi Police proved costly for the West Bengal police and the IB officers.
    Initially, according to sources, the Delhi Police Special Cell detained Qateel Siddiqui as a person wanted by West Bengal police. But after a brief interrogation Qateel became an IM operative with an association to Yasin Bhatkal! The Delhi Police arrested seven IM suspects from Darbhanga, keeping the West Bengal police in dark.
    Not just that, local media in Delhi carried reports, apparently leaked by Delhi Police, on how West Bengal police let Yasin Bhatkal escape. This was a blow which was difficult to digest for the West Bengal police and the IB group associated with them. They now started looking for an opportunity to teach Delhi Police a lesson. The Mumbai operation of the Delhi Police (the Naquee Ahmed affair cited above) came in handy.
    It is equally interesting to understand why the West Bengal police and a section of the IB, decided to pit Maharashtra ATS against the Delhi Police Special Cell. The Maharashtra ATS comprising of some former senior officers of the Mumbai crime branch do not see eye to eye with the Delhi Police Special Cell.
    Seeds of distrust were sown far back, as Mumbai crime branch did not take Delhi Police in confidence while looking for fugitive IM leaders Riyaz and Iqbal Bhatkal when they were holed up in Delhi in 2008. When the Delhi Police came to know that a prized catch was holed up in their domain, they launched the notorious Batla house encounter in which some terrorists’ were killed but the Bhatkal brothers were nowhere in the picture! Mumbai Police has since blamed the Delhi Police of highhandedness and spoiling their operation.
    Of late, just before Abu Jundal’s arrest, Delhi Police blamed the Maharashtra Police of circulating pictures of dreaded Pakistani terrorists who later turned out to be Lahore based traders!
    Several lessons can be drawn from the Abu Jundal and related operations:
    1. It is obvious that a strange anti-terrorism competitiveness (the race to catch an alleged terrorist) between various Police organs of different States, is violating all constitutional procedures and penal codes of Indian law. This race has reached absurd proportions.
    2. The unhealthy competitiveness is producing a phenomenon where in a game of one-upmanship, the various security forces are arresting innocents, particularly Muslim boys, often their informants, and showcasing them as terrorists.
    3. A lot of tax payer money is thus being wasted while ordinary Indian citizens are getting killed frequently. There is no accountability on part of the security agencies.
    4. Indian security agencies cannot be trusted. The Police charge-sheet filed in Sadhvi Pragya/Raj Kumar Purohit 2008 Malegaon and Samjhauta Express blast case shows that Mossad and ISI have penetrated Indian security forces with the help of RSS type organizations .
    5. The Maharashtra ATS arrested Naquee Ahmed, an informant of the Delhi Police. So has the Delhi Police done a *** for tat by arresting Zabuiddin Ansari, an informer of the Maharashtra Police, and presenting him as Abu Jundal, the terrorist?
    6. An impartial, judicial enquiry should be set up to probe the Naquee Ahmed/Qateel Siddiqui/Abu Jundal cases.
    7. The focus ought to shift back to the line taken by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), wherein the hand of Sangh Parivar related terrorists was found in major blasts and terror attacks that shook India. The NIA probe was leading to the involvement of Indresh, a high ranking RSS functionary—why has this line of investigation not progressed? Is it because the current Home Minister is being blackmailed by the BJP-RSS (to shift the limelight away from Sangh Parivar terrorism back to innocent Muslim boys) in exchange for letting the Home Minister breathe easy in the 2G case and other allegations of corruption against his family members? If BJP-RSS are actually tolerating corruption where the Home Minister is involved, only to save their skins in terror cases, the Sangh Parivar hypocrisy needs to be exposed.
    Finally, there can be no compromise on National Security. Hindu/Muslim/Sangh Parivar or any x, y, z entity, cannot be forgiven. Neither can one community (in this case the Muslims) be singled out for persecution. WE—HINDUS, MUSLIMS, CHRISTIAN, PARSEES, JAINS—AS A PEOPLE—HAVE LOST OUR DEAR ONES IN BLASTS AND TERROR CASES. WE CANNOT TOLERATE THE BUFFONERY OF OUR MAJOR SECURITY FORCES. WE CANNOT BE HELD HOSTAGE TO TURF WARS AND SECRET DEALS BETWEEN THE HOME MINISTER AND THE BJP-RSS. WE DESERVE THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.

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    bharadwaj Reply:

    26/11 was hindutva game to kill karkare and drown india in hindu muslim voilence.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    There is a RSS hand behind ur bhund, making you squeak lies :)

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    nickknock Reply:

    If I recollect correctly, the person in the Control Room goading on the killers at Chabad House spoke perfect Punjabi. How a person from Beed in Maharashtra can speak such chaste Punjabi is beyond me.

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