Greedy, greedy gamblers



I have written about this some years ago but it bears repeating.

Nearly 15 years ago when the Hansie Cronje scandal had hit the headlines round the cricketing world, a top ranking police officer had told me there were only two honest men in the Indian cricketing team — Rahul Dravid and Saurav Ganguly. They had never fixed a match and, in fact bookies were afraid of even approaching these two because they told them off in no uncertain terms each time the bookies tried and threatened to inform the authorities. The cop did not exclude any one else and I was shocked because there were many more iconic players in the team at the time – Ganguly and Dravid had not even made it as captains then.

“What about the rest? They are national heroes!’’ I protested.

“Well you think these were not?’’ he said, naming some past cricketers who had been very big names indeed. They all used to throw their matches but betting was more a cottage industry at the time. Soon the underworld got wind of it and got into it in right earnest. “We know who is honest and who is not. But we cannot always name the wrong ones and sometimes the laws are so structured that there is little we an do about it.’’

Much as the Delhi police has caught three Rajasthan Royals players in a spot foxing racket, the Bombay police too had not been probing cricketers to begin with. It was chasing the underworld for other crimes and stumbled upon their conversations with cricketers by accident. It took some time and effort for them to expose the racket and from what he told me I understood that it all began at a time when cricketers were underpaid and not earning in millions as they do these days. So I fail to understand why these three IPL players should have been so greedy and risked their careers and reputations when they are already hugely overpaid for league matches and could have gained little else by fixing their games.

It is ironic that this had to happen to one of the two honest men in Indian cricket – it would not have been easy for Dravid as he realised his team members were involved in spot-fixing. Stands to reason that that is now the new modus operandi of bookies for as the police officer told me more than a decade ago, a whole game cannot be fixed or thrown without the complicity of the coach and the manager and taking into confidence almost the entire team. Obviously, that era is now past and one bookies now have to look for people with low moral fibre and a high greed quotient. There will always be that kind in every walk of life and society.

I was not present at that event in the 1970s, one must blame the late actor IS Johar for starting it all for a lark. He was good friends with some one I am related to closely and I was told that at a party thrown for the Indian and West Indies team one evening, he just placed bets on who would win and who would lose the test match the next day. All bets were on West Indies winning and that team co-operated in whole measure with Johar. So India, which was expected to lose, won that match the next day.

But look at where West Indian cricket is today: they are hardly a formidable team and barring one or two players who are there on individual merit, we see no legends coming out of that part of the cricketing world any more.

India now is among the top cricketing teams of the world as West Indies was in the 1970s and for whatever it is worth I would hate to see our team go the same way. And this I say as no big fan of cricket, including the IPL which I think is a sheer waste of time and money and leaves me cold besides.

Yet I am shaken up by the scandal and can understand the emotions cricket fans might be going through right now. Moreover, this is one area where we dominate the western world. So why should we throw it all away? Why should we confirm their stereotype of us as `grubby, greedy Indians’?

Wasn’t it Mahatma Gandhi who said there is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed?

Well, the Indian Premier League just proved that.

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  • Anonymous

    “India in peril” by Dr Gautam Sen

    fragmented politics, dangerous neighbourhood …

    http://www.newsinsight.net/archivedebates/nat2.asp?recno=2343

    http://www.newsinsight.net/archivedebates/nat2.asp?recno=2344

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    Anonymous Reply:

    The article starts with a very dangerous sentence -
    ” There is no guarantee that India will continue to exist within its current borders.” The tone of the article suggests that India has closed its eyes
    to the huge problem which may arise from its neighbours Pakistan and China.
    Is this issue really that serious as the writer is trying to suggest ?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan
    While there is an element of hyperbole, he is covering a highly possible, realistic scenario based on what is happening inside the country and in the neighbourhood.

    Which country will leave Kashmir and Northeast the way it is now after 60 years of formation of the country? What is sovereignty?
    What has West bengal and Assam done after the Bangla desh war?
    What are the prime goals of our political leaders -he says the views of contemporary political leaders can be dismissed ourtright – they lack historical perspective, possessed by astounding greed, cowards with complacency masquerading as political sagacity.

    While I am not an admirer of the Chinese political systems, I am amazed at their long term vision, especially actions to prevent geographical breakups. Beijing govt pours Han immigarnts into Tibet and western Xinjians province, even as it hands out small doses of autonomy to the periphery and continues to artificially simulate thee conomies there.

    And what have we done? We have blocked Kashmir from other parts disallowing others to migrate and integrate – Also in a perverse way we have restricted the movement of Assamese.

    His points are valid – failure of government and systems, strengthening of our enemies, inability to respond – be it aggression, or be it economic growth.

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    pankaj#1 Reply:

    Gopi;
    Small time people, from small villages, kasbahs, have overtaken the GOI. What else you expect from such people. Nothing, but, thoughts of how to win next election and to enrich themselves. They have no idea that down the road, they can be enslaved again, as their forefathers were.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Land, air (Spectrum), water (sand) all are being stolen. as the author says “astounding greed” ha staken over. But while they are stealing the national treasure, the age old customs of the country are also being dismantled. The Muslim League ministers of kerala now refuse to light the lamp at inaugurations of cultural festivals; they efus eto fold their hands in “namaste” because of the new found religious altruism. And a minister, whose official house name was GAnga , changed the name to Grace. No communist ministers, aethist ministers who live dthere from independence bothered to change it. And this fellow is the education mi ister. Nobody in the state opposed this; except a few Christian ministers!

    pankaj#1 Reply:

    Gopi;
    It is Congress, written all over. They said, muslim league of kerala is not same muslim league as it was in 1947. they were not fooling themselves but trying to fool nation. and gullible Indians took this lie, Lock, Stock and barrel. Still you will find people defending those keralite, communal muslims, Aligarhi communal Muslims and disruptives of every hue as written so succinctly by Gautam Sen. May be if this situation continue like this, our next generation will not see India as we know.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Pankaj

    Yes, congress has damaged this great country badly. However, I am not sure about BJP either. I bel;ieve we have to have an Anna HAzare movement with people as its base..just like Mahatma Gandhi’s movement

  • Anonymous

    The A to Z of UPA’s lexicon

    http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/the-a-to-z-of-upa-s-lexicon

    This current Government continues to perform or rather not perform like any other and it is only but getting progressively interesting. A look at the UPA’s current lexicon, a guide book to their style of governance or dare I say, ‘misgovernance’?

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    pankaj#1 Reply:

    Mohan;
    went through the lexicon and find it so true. This has happened in our life time. India has been usurped by so called congress. This is not congress. This is a caball of venal people, fpor sure.

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  • vijay !

    Pakistan is doomed and India’s attempts to reform it is doomed.

    Why waste time on a delinquent state out to blow the world?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Viju
    Agree. We should not spend good energy on these things – Who is Kher? Who is Zardari? Do they have any authority to act? Until Pakistan is a ‘certified country, there is no meaning in dealing with them.

    The pakistani army’s main preoccupation now will be how to deal with the conundrum Haquani Network finds itself in, with the US declaring it as a terrorist network/organization.

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  • Dr Mishra

    SOHAIL AND VIJAY
    ==================
    Surprised that both of you missed it. Pakistan may be lala land or the islamic republic of obscurantism’ as Sohail put it- but- that is precisely the reason why it must be engaged full on.
    Hina Khar also said something very surprising- it was in fact a first for a senior Pak figure- ‘ we dont have any love lost for Hafiz Sayid’ . Now I like that- it may be clutching at straws, but we need to focus on the positives.
    Takes a lot of courage to say that- she could be shot tomorrow !!

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    vijay ! Reply:

    @ Dr Mishra

    Well when it comes to defending Hafeez Saeed they sent their lawyers right to the UN. SOme Pakistnais may not like him, but others like Ravi wil find him acceptable and charismatic. Imran Khan even advised India to win Hafeez Saeed over by love !!!!!!!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Dr. Mishra,

    Whatever Ms. Khar says won’t make any difference. These are just talks which have no value as she has no authority to change anything in Pakistan. She came here to get the visa rules relaxed and our gullible people in our government fell for her charm. Don’t know how many anti Indians will now pass through the borders and come here because of this relaxed visa rule.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    very right. Ours is a weak weak WEAK government willing to bow before the Paksitani ISI. Time to throw this Congres into the Arabian Sea.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan, agree

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  • pankaj#1

    All;
    These few liines caught my eyes, from Gautam Sen’s article. Thanks Gopi.
    “The views of India’s contemporary elites on the future of their country, who inherited a truncated nation in 1947, can be dismissed outright. Their socio-political hallmarks, with few exceptions, have been lack of historical perspective, astounding greed, cowardice and complacency masquerading as political sagacity.”
    Read again,
    Their socio-political hallmarks, with few exceptions, have been lack of historical perspective, astounding greed, cowardice and complacency MASQUERADING AS POLITICAL SAGACITY. How true.

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  • pankaj#1

    All;
    And people, who should know, like Chidambaram, Sibal. Sibals are from area, which is now in Pakistan, that area, where they were dominant and that area now, raped, plundered and what not, are supporting structures for this corrupt regime.Nothing will satisfy me, remember all sloganeering of psuedos, communal, communal. All mulayams, mayavatis, lalus, Khurshids, and DIGVIJAY. These pygmies, masquerading as giants, in cahoot with present dispensation, have eaten this state like termites. Now is the time for action. bystanders will be treated as colloborators in history. bring real India to fore. Bring Modi at the helm of affairs.

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  • Ramesh Kumar

    DEAR SHARMA JI,PAKISTAN IS GIVING CUT AFTER CUT ,THERE TARGET BEING THOUSAND CUTS, AND SINCE AS A COWARD NATION ,WE STILL CHOOSE TO TALK ,PLEAD FOR ACTION ,THEN WHERE IS THE SCOPE FOR EMOTIONS. KHAR IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.
    LET US STOP THIS DRAMA OF NICE WORDS .BEGGARS CANNOT BE CHOOSERS.
    WE SHOULD SAY WITH FOLDED HANDS, MADAM ,HOW MANY MORE CUTS ARE REMAINING ,SO THAT WE CAN SUGGEST PLACES WHERE THEY SHOULD BE INFLICTED.

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  • vijay !

    @ Gopi

    I think Indian Muslims need to break away from the mindset that there is something superior in case Saudi Arabia does something, as if it s head office. In fact we have seen that whenever a retrograde step is taken by the backward clergy, especially Saudi clergy, even our political parties get extra deferential.

    For example there was this court ruling about allowing 14 year old girls to get married. Now suddenly we saw on TV that all the so called Muslim faces like Kamal Farooqi– even Sadia Dehlvi (despite her racy past) suddenly bowing as if the grand Mufti has spoken and now we have to follow the order. Even the national minority commission had nothing to say, except blame HIndus — stating that more HIndu girls probably marry as young, On this blog Manohar took that line.

    SO there is this huge huge scare of offending Muslim sensibilities especially if the grand mufti (s) speak out.

    So how can Muslims ever progress socially?

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  • Anonymous

    When you touch to feel, it’s Desire.
    When you don’t touch but still feel, it’s Love.
    But, when you touch and still don’t feel anything, it’s your wife.

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  • Anonymous

    Secret of Jindal’s success: Cheap coal, costly power.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Secret-of-Jindals-success-Cheap-coal-costly-power/articleshow/16319069.cms

    NEW DELHI: As recent revelations have shown, many gained from coal blocks by selling stakes in their companies. But a few gained by simply making and selling power at high prices.

    A case in point is Jindal Power Limited (JPL), a subsidiary of Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), owned by Congress MP Naveen Jindal.
    ———–

    What happened to the claim that coal mines were allocated at cheap rates so that public can get power at low prices?

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  • AshishC

    India is in danger of break-up but not for the reasons Dr Gautam Sen gives.
    Dr Sen focuses on external danger from China and Pakistan. I suggest those fears are overblown; nothing ruled out, of course, but if those scenarios come to pass, they will happen because we are ripe to the point of collapse ourselves.
    I see the danger to India’s unity from

    1. The increasingly weak and ineffectual central political leadership.
    UPA has managed to thoroughly disgust everyone including themselves by the way they have let this country drift over the last few years. To the extent that people compare performance of Cenral government with those of the state governments.
    2. Weakness of the centre has increasingly led to the states focusing on their own electorates, their own narrow self-interests and the rise of regional parties led by satraps who do not depend on the centre for anything.
    3. The regional parties and state governments (even if led by UPA or NDA allies/ Cong/ BJP), are increasingly setting their own agendas, pursuing investment opportunities. The liberalised economic environment paradoxically, given that license permit raj is gone, is working against the power of the central government. The centre is belatedly trying to wake up and wielding the veto power as a means of control through Min of Environment and such. So, what should have been a case of national consensus building in this most important area, has made the state governments deeply suspicious of the centre- leading to lessening of the stake in staying with INdia,
    4. Unequal development and demographics- The Southern states have long led the rest of the country in social and economic indicators- but, the most telling stats are in population control. If the 545 (?) seats of LS are reorganized in light of recent demographics/ population distribution, the South’s share of the MPs will actually fall, more MPs will accrue to UP and Bihar- what a prize for working hard and imrpoving your lot! You become politically less significant! And why only South? Any state that progresses will pay similar price.
    The above reasons are by no means exhaustive; but, I think if you want Indian unity, these are the forces that need to be countered.
    However, it could be that India will become another EU- with hopefully better economic consequences.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Ashish,

    You have raised very important points, yes, states have started focusing
    on their own electorates that is why we hear usual slogans like Marathi
    Manoos, Gujarati swabhiman and talking about problems created by
    immigrants from UP, Bihar etc. Not a very good future if this continues
    as Shiv Sena has already demanded permits for Biharis. Today one
    political party in Mahrashtra has demanded this, tomorrow other state may follow.

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Durr kyuon lagta hai yeh federalism se,
    passport leke jaoge Ahmedabad ko Rajkot se;

    Khub hanso, majaa lo dil bharke,
    abhi toh hai suruwat, paon rakhna yahan age sambhal sambhal ke;

    Pakad ke poochhega jab koi tumhe kaun ho tum yahan kaise,
    ayega yaad woh din jab tum kar rahe the mazaak saare duniya se.

    Bolna bhai saalon lagaya tha naarebaazi tumhare liye,
    barshon kia tha seva din raat net pe kya isliye !

    Chhor denge tumhe lagake ek mohar kandhe pe “yeh aya hai Rajkot se”,
    na katega raat ahmedabad mein, laut jayega shaam ke gaadi se;

    Bolna dil khol ke ” Ahh mera Bharat mahaan”,
    jaise boya aise paya, kahan gaya mera pehchaan.

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    Ravi Reply:

    I guess one of the point that is being made here is that “one
    person one vote” model of democracy is no longer suited to India. The fact that
    some people are of greater value than others is not alien to India. Exploiting
    centuries old knowledge, a new VOTE EQUIVANCE formula is being developed at the
    Engineering Department of the BHU, among the proposals being considered include:

    12.5 UP Bhaia’s equal to 1 Banglahory,

    15 Bihari’s equal to 1 Martahi Manos.

    1 Bodo equal to 115 illegal Bangaladeshi. Etc.

    The progress has been stalled when some organisations
    requested that the caste of the voter should also be taken into account, so as
    to stop those that have been deliberately and structurally kept illiterate, do
    not dilute the essence of informed democracy by voting en masse for their own
    kind.

    I understand that there is an APP for smart phone also in development
    - currently in beta test. This APP is wirelessly connected to the 4G Scam and will be able to gauge
    the Vote Bank pressure of any location in Bharat and will display using the traffic
    light metaphor on google maps.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    You forgot to add that One Sonia Gandhi = All Congress members
    and all chamchas of Gandhi family.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    100 fake Ravis=1 Hafiz chacha.

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Dekho iss bhai ko kar raha hai humesha logon ko oongli,
    Oongli mein agar hota dum log bhag kar kahin aur kar rahe hote kawali.

    vijay ! Reply:

    emotional ji

    Sab COngressi maha crorpati hai. JIndal, Barda, Sahai..

    Sabke ghagra se koyla gir raha hai…

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    BJP balon ke liye hatate ho sunya, jodte ho congressiyon ke liye,
    doodh mein paani milana chhod do kisi aur ke liye.

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Pandraa BJP neta milke na jhuka paye ek mahila ko,
    dekho kaise saare besharmi ki daant deekha rahe hai duniya ko.

    Langoot khuli padi hai dono haaton se chhuppa rahe apne sarm,
    Lekin naarebazi chal raha hai bina imaan ya dharam.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Ravi -Jokes apart, the current ‘democracy” does not work. So, there has to be a second look at our systems and processes. My understanding is that USA has only two parties; and it is difficult for any new party to penetrate because of the “winner takes all” rules in the state nomination process. My understanding about UK (please correct me) is that they also have only two winnable parties, Labour and Tory.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    I had a weekend off from the blog.

    I was wondering if they put the wrong cartoonist behind the bars? Or, you don’t qualify for reasons known to most?

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    vijay ! Reply:

    @ Ashish

    You happen to be an old china hand… and I have done a bit of CHina .

    I find things much better and happening because they dont pander to minorities. or other groups. All this business of creating caste and religious votebanks is bullshit which only India follows.

    China has no dynastic worship, no naukercy…

    Plus it just kills the terrorist. Out here Kasab lives and smiles.. so does Afzal Guru.

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    AshishC Reply:

    Read the article on PISA scores today in TOI. In 2009, China participated for the first time and Shnaghai topped. India particpated and came last.
    The article has a telling paragraph- it says in poorest of poor areas of China, the most fancy building is likely to be the school. Any guesses what the fanciest building in our poor parts is likely to be?
    I was randomly sampling some past posts here. The modus operandi of the Congressi apologists has changed- in tune with Manish Tiwari etc. Now it seems to be: so what if we stole? You stole too. When everything else fails, it is Bangaru Laxman and his 1 lac.
    Anyway, now we know the benefit of having a economist as PM- he really knows how to “scale” corruption. Poor Rajiv Gandhi- so much ado about a mere 54 crores. Arre bhai, Manmohan- aap us zamane mein kahan the?

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    vijay ! Reply:

    I still feel MMS is honest. But his job is just restricted to giving ideas.

    Sown the line there is huge loot maar going on. Everybody is taking everything. Possibly even the WC’s and kitchen sinks.

    JO mil gaya … woh COngressi hajam kar gaye…

    Anonymous Reply:

    The PISA scores, 2009 for TN and HP (the states which represented India) are alarming but not completely surprising. It must have something to do with the nature of questions. Our kids study to remember things, they don’t bother about getting into reasons or application of the knowledge. Thankfully, most of us tend to do a little better later on in our lives.

    As you have rightly pointed in another post, the credibility of the UPA government is falling with every passing day. Let’s not disturb the momentum till it reaches the abyss.

    AshishC Reply:

    Ishwar,
    Believe me, the Chinese are way better than us in Maths; as are the Koreans. The “most of us” who do a little better later on, are actually a very small, unrepresentative percentage of the populace.
    I remember when the Congress was routed in a landslide in 1977; I hope to experience similar, unbridled joy in 2014.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Ashish – Dr Sen refers to the first three factors acceleratng disintegartion making it difcult for India to face an external attack from chinese/Pakistanis etc The points are all valid. I will add other factors – the pervasive poverty in UP/Bihar and a few other states, the inability to control the Hindu-Muslim riots, a satisfactory settlement of the tribal issues – all of which are made difficult by the factors you stated. The South/North divide in share of GDP will be abig issue – why should “we” support “you” using “our” tax money?

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    AshishC Reply:

    Gopi,
    I hope you are right about the Indian EU becoming more successful. But, do realise political union is not permanent. The global map changes everyday in all parts of the world.
    Remember “no taxation without representation?”- The prosperous states will increasingly pay more taxes but will have fewer MPs to represent them if the electoral map is readjusted to account for the change in demographics. The proposal is pending for the very same reason. That is not to say that the current situation is perfect- there are constituencies with a few thousands of voters wheras in some it touches 30 lacs or more.
    If the delimiation excercise is carried out (pending since 1976), I predict huge turmoil.

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    pankaj#1 Reply:

    Ashish;
    I think,Dr. Sen is looking beyond obvious. What points you have raised are known to everyone. Mulayams, Mayawatis, mamtas, Jagan reddis, kerala communalists are all behaving like shers and center is behaving like Geedad. Center has still so much power that wrong doers should shiver in the pants.But only an upright center, with nothing to hide, will have this moral courage to get scoundrels from the scruff of neck and put them where they belong. A compromised center has no guts to punish other baddies.
    I will still say, Morally upright center, with simple living, high thinking will get so many persons behind them, that disruptives will have no chance to play with the safety, prosperity of this nation.
    I hate extremes, but it is looking loke we may have to go for extreme, even if this involve…

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    AshishC Reply:

    Pankaj:
    Gautam Sen is a family friend and suffice it to say, I have long been acquainted with his views. Most of his articles, published or not, land up in my email inbox.
    Stretching logic is, I guess one way of looking beyond the obvious.
    Trusting in the moral force of some superman (a village elder like Anna Hazare scaled up?) to reform our country does not sit well with me. Clearly if elections are expensive to win, and money must be made available to win them, then the folks who pay the bills before elections, will expect their pound of flesh after the elections. This happens in US, this happens in India. The scale is more in India because, the rules are lax, the prosecution is slow and till recently the media focus was not there. Also, the “allocation phase” of natural resources is long over in US, here we are still doing it.
    The biggest power, economic – that the centre wielded, has considrably reduced- because of the ending of the license permit raj. Today, all states are competing with each other and making their own pitches to foreign investors. Larger and larger portion of tax revenues are coming to the states. Now the next step, for someone say, like Naveen Patnaik is to say, only thing I get from Centre is obstruction. Why bother staying with this country?

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  • vijay !

    Pathak G,

    Are spending time defending and creating spin for Darda and Sahai?

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  • Anonymous

    A great son of the country passes away..

    Dr Varghese kurien, a fellow Malayali, passed away in Gujrat, his adopted home state.
    Dr Kurien, who could have made tonnes of money in US (he graduated from Michigan univ), came back to India heeding Nehru’s call for nation building. What he achieved in our “white revolution” – milk cooperatives, marketing, distribution, better breed etc – was simply amazing. Thanks to him, we could use the “Amul” brand on baby G.

    My condolence to Srimathi Nirmala, his daughter.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    Really a gr8 son of India…

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Vijay-

    Yes, a great Indian who transformed the rural scene, and made people healthy in the process!

    Hope we have more people like Dr Kurien to change the course of the country for the better. As Kurien’s story indicates, we need leaders like Nehru to exhort and motivate bright young minds for societal improvement!

    And we do not have any leaders now; only those who steal the public property!

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    vijay ! Reply:

    Kurien’s stroy is remarkable. We need more people like him.

    I feel sad that we dont have leaders who want to groom young managers in rural development or even in management of government offices.

    The current politicians only want managers and bureaucrats who can feed them money

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Gaon gaon mein usne jagaya umeed, logon ko deekhaya sapna,
    kya hum na kar sakte, kya hum pa sakte agar majboot ho iraada apna;

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    AshishC Reply:

    Amen! May his soul rest in peace.

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  • vijay !

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    ~~~ GHOTALE PAR GHOTALA ~~~ koyla, 2g se bhi kaala ~~~
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    Vinod ji and Pathak G,

    We have seen so much drama about the Reddy brothers. When will this chor, pocketmaar COngress take action against, Sahai, Darda, Jindal and co?

    The mother of all scams was YSR donating 1.4 lakh acres of land to his son, for mining.

    Wah !! Wah !! Wah re Congress! Kya Sharafat hai….

    ——————————-

    Ghotale par ghotala
    Koyla, 2G se bhi kaala…. :)

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    AshishC Reply:

    Vijay, you ask:
    “We have seen so much drama about the Reddy brothers. When will this chor, pocketmaar COngress take action against, Sahai, Darda, Jindal and co?”
    The answer is, look for the next Padma awardees list.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    Yes!!

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  • Anonymous

    The
    Villainous Now

    Thought
    things couldnt get badder? You’ve never been wronger

    http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?282224

    Just how much punishment can a nation take? Does some ingrained civilisational
    memory enable us to endure the almost limitless lashes? Are we a nation of
    practised masochists? At what point does people’s rage spill out onto the
    streets? As a hardened journalist, I suppose I can absorb more shocks than the
    aam admi. So, as I picked up the dailies on Wednesday, I was prepared for new
    bad news and also prepared for old bad news having become badder, pardon the
    expression. I had the bar set pretty low. However, I quickly discovered it was
    not quite low enough

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan-
    The scale of corruption comes up in all of my family/friends meetings. The author also alludes to that.

    It is a shame that Congress (and other political parties) drove the Anna movement out of the picture. Congress may be the biggest scoundrel/bully in the room; but all political parties share the blame to some extent.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Compared to these UPA ministers, Pramod Mahajan comes off as a nirmohi saint!

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  • vijay !

    ————————————————————————————————–
    ~~ GHOTALE PAR GHOTALA ~~~ congress ka pant dheela honewala~~~
    —————————————————————————————————

    I had long predicted that baby G , Aiyar G and Digvinash G will get congress down to double… or maybe single digits. These guys may be working for Advaniji.

    This is what Vinod Mehta, an out and out Congress supporter says now…

    “Whenever elections are held, the Congress will pay a heavy price for being the main beneficiary and the main perverter of the system. They make the smug, holier-than-thou BJP look like angels.

    Is there a way out? Even a short-term solution? Doubtless, the present dispensation has to be booted out, the sooner the better.

    ———————————————————————-

    Vinod G please take the Rajy Sabha seat. Otherwise it may just be too late…

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Vijay Kumar,

    I think you are wrong here. Our dear friend, Vinodji, with his balanced views as enunciated in his weekly blogs and also daily TV appearances, has endeared himself to the BJP top brass and also middle level leaders like Modi. The RSS is also not opposed to him as after all, he is a brahmin.

    Therefore, I feel Vinodji will become a Rajyasabha member under the BJP rule in 2013, as soon as Rajiv Shukla, another brahmin, retires…

    This is my bhavishyavaani for Vinodji.

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    Praveen Saxena Reply:

    and emotionalatyacharji his Rajkavi

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  • Anonymous

    State govt official alleges Rs 35,000cr irrigation scam

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/State-govt-official-alleges-Rs-35000cr-irrigation-scam/articleshow/16328394.cms

    MUMBAI: In an explosive revelation, a whistle-blower in the state government has said a staggering Rs 35,000 crore was siphoned off and wasted on dud irrigation projects in the past decade. The Maharashtra government has spent Rs 70,000 crore on such projects across the state during this period.

    Vijay Pandhare, chief engineer (water resources department) and member of the state-level technical advisory committee who wrote a stinging 15-page note to the state government four months ago, blamed the politician-officer-contractor nexus for the mess.

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  • Anonymous

    A VISIONARY WHO FATHERED AMUL BABY——-

    This is how Times Of India describes Dr.Kurien Verghese.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    He deserved Bharat Ratna not Rajeev Gandhi or even Sachin Tendulkar
    for whom lot of people are asking for this topmost award.

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    Yes, I agree with you there.
    In the past, vote bank politics has played a large part in undeserving or under-deserving people getting bestowed with Bharat Ratna. Rajiv Gandhi, C.Subramaniam and M.G.Ramachandran are three examples.

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  • Anonymous

    Nitish Kumar to campaign against Modi in Gujarat polls

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Nitish-Kumar-to-campaign-against-Modi-in-Gujarat-polls/Article1-927386.aspx

    As I had said earlier that it is not going to easy this time for Modi to win elections.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan,

    Nitish Kumar campaigning against Modi will have minimal effect on Gujarat elections. Remember Sonia Gandhi’s shrill campaign of “maut ka saudagar” had in effect worked in favour of Modi in the last elections.

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  • Anonymous

    The meeting between the gregarious Hina khar and the forgetful Krishna was sometimes curious, sometimes embarrassing and sometimes hilarious. A close aide of SMK informed me privately what happened when Krishna called on her the for the first time. Here is what happened:

    SMK: A hearty welcome to you Ms.Khar, as the representative of Bangla Desh government.

    HK: Sir, I am representing the Islamic republic of Pakistan, not Bangladesh.

    SMK: I am sorry about that.
    HK: I extend to you a warm welcome to Pakistan as the extinguished guest from India, Sir.

    SMK: Madam, I do not know whether I am really distinguished or not, but I certainly know that I am not extinguished. Not yet anyway.
    HK: I am sorry about extinguishing you.

    SMK: As a gesture of goodwill and chaman ki Ashq, may I say that we are ready to give away Kashmir to Pakistan.

    A shocked Hina Khar: Sir, Kashmir?

    SMK: Yes, I mean the Kashmir which you already hold as Azad Kashmir. You no longer need to call it azad or we call it POK. We liberate the same from the yoke of Pakistani occupation and allow you to make it a part of Pakistan. This is my gift to you as our chaman ki ashq.

    HK:I think, Sir, it is aman ki asha.
    SMK:yes, yes, whatever.

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    pankaj#1 Reply:

    Shenoy sahab;
    A good one from your pen.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Nice very hilarious.

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    Pankaj ji, Mohan,

    Hina Khar actually called Krishna an extinguished guest and later made amends by apologising for her slip.

    [Reply]

    pankaj#1 Reply:

    Ram milayee jodi, ek…

    vijay ! Reply:

    gr8 one !

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  • Anonymous

    The meeting between the gregarious Hina khar and the forgetful Krishna was sometimes curious, sometimes embarrassing and sometimes hilarious. A close aide of SMK informed me privately what happened when Krishna called on her the for the first time. Here is what happened:

    SMK: A hearty welcome to you Ms.Khar, as the representative of Bangla Desh government.

    HK: Sir, I am representing the Islamic republic of Pakistan, not Bangladesh.

    SMK: I am sorry about that.
    HK: I extend to you a warm welcome to Pakistan as the extinguished guest from India, Sir.

    SMK: Madam, I do not know whether I am really distinguished or not, but I certainly know that I am not extinguished. Not yet anyway.
    HK: I am sorry about extinguishing you.

    SMK: As a gesture of goodwill and chaman ki Ashq, may I say that we are ready to give away Kashmir to Pakistan.

    A shocked Hina Khar: Sir, Kashmir?

    SMK: Yes, I mean the Kashmir which you already hold as Azad Kashmir. You no longer need to call it azad or we call it POK. We liberate the same from the yoke of Pakistani occupation and allow you to make it a part of Pakistan. This is my gift to you as our chaman ki ashq.

    HK:I think, Sir, it is aman ki asha.
    SMK:yes, yes, whatever.

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  • http://twitter.com/Farrukhabadi Praveen Saxena

    Nitish Kumar to campaign against Modi in Gujarat…. Bad news for modi ?.. Naah .. Who shall vote for Nitish in Gujarat ?… but may serve to strengthen
    Nitish’s secular credentials for Bihar . and quite certainly bad news for Lalu and Congress…. Dampens their hope to re-win the Muslim vote in Bihar.

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    He is not only going to campaign against Modi but he is also going to field few of his candidates against BJP. I see a similarity, though it will be not of the same scale, what is happening in Maharashtra. MNS is eating into the votes of Shiv Sena which gives more seats to NCP and Congress. Here in Gujarat also I suspect similar thing will happen, candidates of JDU will eat into the vote share of BJP candidates which will eventually help Congress. I won’t be surprised that it is Congress who is behind Nitsh Kumar’s decission to campaign and field his candidates in Gujarat.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    In Bihar, 205 of the congress candidates put up by Baby G lost their deposits.

    In Gujarat, 100% of JDU candidates would lose their deposits.

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    I wish your prophecy comes true.

    Praveen Saxena Reply:

    Mohanbhai
    You have a point. Nothing can be ruled out in Indian politics… even a tacit understanding between Congress and JDU. We have yet to see how serious a challenge Nitish poses to Modi in Gujarat. On the face at present .. not credible.
    It is also possible that a strident anti Modi campaign on grounds of secularism in Gujarat may do Modi more good than harm. But there is hulchul . Thakeray’ statement…also shows that things are stirring up and every one wants to set up his relevance

    Anonymous Reply:

    I wish your prophecy comes true.

    Anonymous Reply:

    For all we know, this may be the secret understanding betwen the JDU and the BJP for Bihar in 2014, to undercut the secular base further.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Praveen-
    Nitish Kumar has a Himalayan size ego..
    Or he is like the frog in the well..

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    Mahadevan,

    you are right. And I am sure he will be cut down to his pygmy size in December.

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  • Anonymous

    All medicines have side effects, only Viagra has front effect.

    [Reply]

    Paapam Pasivudu Reply:

    Viagra leads to high BP & heart attacks – its more lethal than any other drug. Take care

    [Reply]

    vijay ! Reply:

    yeh maut aashiqui mein qabool hai !

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  • Anonymous

    NATURAL DISASTERS JUST HAPPEN

    Nobody teaches Volcanoes to erupt,  Tsunamis to devastate, Hurricanes to sway around & no one teaches
    How to choose a Wife, NATURAL DISASTERS JUST HAPPEN.

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  • Anonymous

    Wrecking Ball
    Physics

    The phone rings and the lady of the house
    answers,

    “Hello.”

    “Mrs. Sanders,
    please.”

    “Speaking.”

    “Mrs. Sanders,
    this is Doctor Jones at Saint Agnes Laboratory.
    When your husband’s doctor
    sent his biopsy to the lab last week, a biopsy from another Mr. Sanders arrived
    as well…

    We are now
    uncertain which one belongs to your husband.

    Frankly, either way the results are not too
    good.”

    “What do you
    mean?” Mrs. Sanders asks nervously.

    “Well, one of the specimens tested positive
    for Alzheimer’s and the other one tested positive for
    HIV.

    We can’t tell
    which is which.”

    “That’s
    dreadful! Can you do the test again?” questioned Mrs.Sanders.

    “Normally we can, but MEDICARE will only pay
    for these expensive tests once.”

    “Well, what am I supposed to do
    now?”

    “The MEDICARE Helpdesk recommend that you
    drop your husband off somewhere in the middle of town.

    If he finds
    his way home, don’t sleep with him.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Wow. Great joke.

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  • Anonymous

    TODAY IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11. HERE ARE A FEW REAL LIFE INCIDENTS. PL.READ ON
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++The ‘ L I T T L E ‘ Things.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++ You might
    remember, the head of a company survived
    9/11 because his son started
    kindergarten.

    Another fellow was
    alive because it was
    His turn to bring donuts.

    One woman was late because her
    Alarm clock
    didn’t go off in time.

    One was
    late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
    Because of an auto
    accident.

    One of them
    Missed
    his bus.

    One spilled food on
    her clothes and had to take
    Time to change.

    One’s
    Car wouldn’t start.

    One couldn’t
    Get a taxi.

    The one that struck me was the man
    Who put
    on a new pair of shoes that morning,
    Took the various means to get to
    work

    But before he got there, he developed
    a blister on his
    foot.

    He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
    That is why he is
    alive today..

    when I
    am — Stuck in traffic

    – Miss an
    elevator
    –Turn back to answer a
    ringing telephone …
    All the
    little things that annoy me.
    I
    think to myself,
    this is exactly where
    God wants me to be at
    this very moment..
    Next time your
    morning seems to be
    Going wrong ,

    You can’t seem to find the car
    keys,

    You hit every traffic
    light,

    Don’t get mad or
    frustrated;

    It may be just
    that

    God is at work watching
    over you.

    May God
    continue to bless you
    With all those annoying little things
    And may
    you remember their possible purpose.

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  • Anonymous

    Padma Bhushan for MF Hussain who drew Bharat Mata in nude.
    Jail for Aseem Trivedi for drawing Ashok Chakra as wolves.

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    Praveen Saxena Reply:

    Mohan that was a very significant reminder. What a tragic paradox…. The most shameless set of people are running this government and the ruling establishment.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan-
    Like everything else, the prestigious awards are also politicized here.

    Somebody else indicated in this blog about Dr Kurien Verghese not getting Bharat Ratna -We do not honour our great contributors. For that matter, should nt Dr MS Swaminathan, the father of the green revolution in India be honoured as a Bharat Ratna? Or, the whole lineage of Tatas? Does nt the nation owe respect to the Tatas for their vision and contribution to India? A group of people who acme from foreign lands who had significant share in building modern India?

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  • Anonymous

    Padma Bhushan for MF Hussain who drew Bharat Mata in nude.
    Jail for Aseem Trivedi for drawing Ashok Chakra as wolves.

    [Reply]

  • Anonymous

    Padma Bhushan for MF Hussain who drew Bharat Mata in nude.
    Jail for Aseem Trivedi for drawing Ashok Chakra as wolves.

    [Reply]

  • Anonymous

    Padma Bhushan for MF Hussain who drew Bharat Mata in nude.
    Jail for Aseem Trivedi for drawing Ashok Chakra as wolves.

    [Reply]

  • vijay !

    —————————————————————————————————-
    ~~~ WILL INNOCENT INDIANS BAIL OUT PAKISTAN AGAIN ? ~~~
    ————————————————————————————————–

    Besides giving monetary aid to Pakistan and now inviting them to invest in India, we are now on the path of foolishly lowering our guard to this terrorist nation.

    Read what the doc who discovered Osama bin loda has to say.

    From NDTV

    ——————————

    Washington: Pakistan’s powerful spy agency ISI considered the US its “worst enemy” and Islamabad’s cooperation with Washington was just a sham to extract billions of dollars in aid, said the doctor who was jailed for helping the CIA hunt down Osama bin Laden.

    In an exclusive interview with Fox News, Shakil Afridi who helped track down Osama’s Abbottabad compound before the May 2 raid by US commandos, described torture at the hands of the ISI.

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  • Anonymous

    The Dim Flicker Of A Night Light

    http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?282201

    Two Indians sit down to sip their cups of chai, they quickly agree that
    their country seems to be rising despite the state, and cynically express the
    idea of private success and public failure as: “India growing at night while the
    government sleeps”. But how could a nation become the world’s second fastest
    growing economy despite a weak, flailing state? And should not India also grow
    during the day? The recent slowdown is a sign that India may have begun to
    experience the limits of growing at night. Pondering over these burning
    questions, Gurcharan Das penned a new book, India Grows at
    Night. In this exclusive essay for Outlook, he makes a liberal case
    for a strong state.——-
    A good article by Mr. Gurcharan Das

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan-
    Gurucharan Das provides good perspectives. (In his last book, 10 years ago or so, he had mentioned about many Indians building a new India, referred to Ashish Dhawan and Raj kondur, two young Harvard graduates starting the first Private equity company (Chrys Capital) in India. I had met both of them later for advice; Ashish Dhawan must have made $600-$700MM from his investing activities from this emerging India!)

    Gurucharan states the obvious fact -that the institutions should be cleansed, politicians should be accountable etc..He hopes for a strong principled leader (says that Mrs Indira Gandhi was strong, but not principled). So, the solution is long drawn, unless a Modi or Jayalalitha takes the reins.

    He does talk about the Kurukshetar war. Hopefully Gopiji will have some comments regarding that.

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  • vijay !

    ~~~ PATHAK G KUCH TOH SPIN DE DO~~congress ke ghaagra mein koyla ~
    —————————————————————————————————

    Naveen JIndal gets coal for free and sells power at the highest prices

    Me Bagdia the coal Mantri gives a 600 crores coal contract to his brother…

    Pahtak G oye Pathak G
    Kidhar gayab ho ji?

    Spin vpin aapki fail…
    CAG ne congress ki bana di rail !!

    oye Pathak G!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    A majority of Indians believed, till yesterday, that Manmohan Singh is an economist, a wizard, a maha vidhwan full of wisdom about India’s economic development etc., etc., etc., etc…….

    The age of innocence is over for these Indians.

    They are now slowly opening their eyes and realising that MMS is no mantrawadi, that he is merely a mantriwadi, taking a whole lot of corrupt congressmen and allies into his ministry and going into a deep slumber lasting more than eight years.

    They have also realised that before becoming the FM in Narasimha Rao’s ministry in 1991, he was a file pushing babu, a yes man doing all that he was asked to do by whichever boss he was serving, including running errands like taking children of the boss to school etc.

    People have also seen the huge bluff and fake facade of the fake wizard and have realised that even as a prime minister he is only a yes man of Sonia Gandhi and that he has no voice in his own government and that his lips are sealed permanently.

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  • Dr Mishra

    GREAT ARTICLE
    ——————————–
    Nobody really knows what he is capable of, nor what he wishes to do should he ever attain power and responsibility. The suspicion is growing that Mr Gandhi himself does not know.
    http://www.economist.com/blogs/banyan/2012/09/indias-gandhi-family
    India’s Gandhi family
    The Rahul problem

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    Anonymous Reply:

    All the Congress members who mistakenly believe that Rahul Gandhi
    - only because he belongs to Gandhi family – will change the fortune of their party and biased media are trying their best to promote him as a PM candidate. Surprisingly no one has dared to ask him whether he is
    willing to take this job. The election results of UP and Bihar has clearly
    shown that he does not have any charisma to attract voters but our
    boot licking media and chamchas of Gandhi family are not ready to see
    the simple and clear writing on the wall that he does not deserve any post in government. He is just not a capable person to be part of
    the government.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan,

    you are right. Now slowly, the congressmen are coming to realise that their trump card for 2014 is a dud. As one astute lady said on a panel discussion last week about Manmohan Singh’s last days in this government, now only SOnia Gandhi can take “kamaan” of the government and leave the party to her son and daughter.

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  • Anonymous

    When we are seeing how the constitution, rule of law, procedures, systems etc. are all subverted to enrich the ruling parties and their ministers any which way, here is a shining example of how a top bureaucrat stood his ground, even during the emergency, and defied the subversion of the rule of law:

    HAVE A LOOK AT WHAT
    IS KNOWN AS THE “TALWAR AMENDMENT”, AS DESCRIBED BY T N NINAN:

    An important vignette about those days has come out, in a booklet written by N Vaghul to honour the memory of R K Talwar, the trail-blazing chairman of State Bank of India (SBI) from 1969 until his abrupt departure in 1976, at the height of the Emergency. The vignette that deserves a wider audience relates to Talwar’s ouster.

    Mr Vaghul, who started his own distinguished banking career in SBI, recalls that a cement company to which the bank had given a loan became “sick”, with mounting losses. Seeing that the problem was mismanagement, the bank agreed to a estructuring package provided the

    company’s promoter, also its chairman and CEO, made way for a

    professional.

    The promoter happened to be a friend of Sanjay Gandhi.

    Sanjay called the finance minister (who, though unnamed, was C

    Subramaniam; Pranab Mukherjee was nominally under him as minister for

    revenue and banking), and asked him to direct the bank to waive the

    condition on change of management. The minister phoned Talwar, who

    called for the details of the case, satisfied himself, and informed

    the minister that the condition could not be waived.

    The minister summoned Talwar to Delhi and told him that he had

    instructions from “the highest authority” in the country. Talwar stood

    his ground. This was communicated to Sanjay, who called for Talwar.

    Talwar refused to meet him, saying he had no constitutional authority.

    Sanjay’s response was swift: Sack Talwar.

    This was easier ordered than done, because under the State Bank of

    India Act the chairman could not be removed without sufficient cause.

    So the minister offered Talwar a different assignment, to chair the

    proposed Banking Commission. Talwar said he would accept and could do

    that in addition to being the SBI chairman. The minister looked

    unhappy, so Talwar observed that the minister seemed to be “very

    particular” that Talwar not continue as the bank chairman.

    The minister admitted that the problem was Talwar’s lack of

    flexibility on the cement company issue, and said that if he did not

    resign, he would have to be dismissed. Talwar said he had no intention

    of resigning, and the minister could decide on dismissal.

    As Mr Vaghul

    tells it, Sanjay next asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

    to look for grounds on which Talwar could be dismissed.

    It turned out that Talwar had sent appeals to many businessmen,

    seeking donations for the Auroville project to which he was devoted.

    But no businessman was willing to testify that Talwar had spoken to

    him or tried to persuade him to make a donation. All that he had done

    was to forward an appeal signed by the prime minister and the

    secretary-general of the United Nations (U Thant), recommending the

    Auroville project for support. The CBI was forced to close the case.

    Sanjay now lost all patience, and told the minister to amend the SBI

    Act so that Talwar could be dismissed without stating the reason. With

    opposition leaders in jail, Parliament rubber-stamped the Act’s

    amendment in no time. The minister told Talwar one final time that if

    he did not resign he would be dismissed. Talwar remained defiant.

    Finally, on August 4, 1976, Talwar was given 13 months’ leave and

    asked to hand over charge to the managing director of the bank. Even

    after arming itself with the required powers, the government could not

    bring itself to sack Talwar.

    Mr Vaghul records that there was hardly anyone to see off SBI’s

    greatest chairman that evening, so great was the atmosphere of fear at

    the time.

    (IT IS NEEDLESS TO MENTION HERE THAT THE “MINISTER” REPEATEDLY REFERRED TO HERE, WAS OUR OWN DEAR PRANAB BABU, PRESENTLY RETIRED AS PRESIDENT OF INDIA).

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Shenoy,

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Gandhi family has always used their position unfairly to favour their own people.

    [Reply]

    Praveen Saxena Reply:

    Shenoy Saab
    I had heard about this from a close friend who is now a senior officer with SBI. If only we had more Mr Talwar’s in India .

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  • Anonymous

    A Lady asked Scindia Jr if replacing wheel in the National Flag with Hand amounts to sedition. The lady was thrown out of press conference.

    [Reply]

    vijay ! Reply:

    really funny!

    Vinod ji can enlighten us maybe…

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    Anonymous Reply:

    In fact it was a gentleman by the name of Vinod Sharma (state spokesperson of Congress) who threw her out

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Anti-graft-protests-at-Scindia-presser/articleshow/16359405.cms

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    vijay ! Reply:

    MUST BE NAQLI VINOD SHARMA. Asli Vinod Sharma… is I guess more democractic

    Anonymous Reply:

    Also, we should ask the CBI to locate PathakG.

    I have found others elsewhere.

    vijay ! Reply:

    where are the others? just tell them that they should accept that the dynastixc naukercy Congress deserves a boot out… and they should come back to this blog…

    Anonymous Reply:

    From what I understand about him, Pathakji has no money (in k lacs) and hence CBI will not be set upon him.

    Anonymous Reply:

    PathakG was invited by Manish Tiwari to join him. Tiwari
    used to read our blog regularly and he was very impressed
    by our friend PathakG style of how he used to divert the attention from the follies of Congress to the mistakes BJP.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Vijay Kumar, Ishwar,

    the vinod sharma mentioned in the Patna incident is a state level goon of the congress party and is to be spelt in the lower case.

    Our friend, VINOD SHARMA is central level congress supporter/sympathiser/pro. He should be spelt alweays in capitals.

  • vijay !

    @ Shenoy

    Coal is falling out of the ghaagra of Congressis left and right…

    Where is Pathak G… we want to hear the COgnressi defense. I know he is reading this… but here is a song for his relaxation

    Kukkuk Kukkuk Kukkuk
    [Choli Ke Piche Kya Hai
    Choli Ke Piche 2
    Chunari Ke Niche Kyaa Hai
    Chunari Ke Niche ?
    Ho, Choli MeiN KOYLA Hai Meraa
    Chunari MeiN KOYLA Hai Meraa
    Choli MeiN KOYLA Hai Meraa
    Chunari Me.N KOYLA Hai Meraa
    Yeh Dil MeiN Duungi Mere CONGRESSI Yaar Ko
    Pyaar Ko

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Brilliant.

    Now Atyachari will begin his murder of Hindi language all over again.
    But, I am not sure Pathakji is inclined to catch the bait.

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Choli ke peechhe hai banjhar zameen,
    koi na daalega haat aap ke choli pe;
    chunri choli sambhaal lo ,
    nehi toh thokar khaoge ’sablok’ ke darwaaze pe.

    Koyla se hoga kaala muhn,
    mooch na ayega koi kaam mein,
    taali lagake ghumoge phiroge,
    dholak bajaoge shadiyon mein.

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    Praveen Saxena Reply:

    Congress ki choli khul gayi hai
    Dhoti hawa mein ud gayi hai
    Chaddi uski utar gayi hai
    Izzat dhool mein mil gayi hai
    Sonia aur Rahul ki pol khul gayi hai
    Chori aur ghoos ka maal khub khaya
    koyle ki raakh se apna munh kala kiya

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Kahan se ate hain yeh dwi-ling log yahan
    pahen ke dhoti aur choli,

    Apne jaise sochte hain sabko
    karte hain badi badi baaten lekin deemag hai khali.

    Sune toh the achmvita kahaniyan yeh dhoti walon ke baare mein,
    Lekin pata nehi tha kuchh unme pehn te the choli raat ke andhere mein.

    Saayad yahi hai chuppi hui raaj saare chintan baithak ka,
    karte hain abhilasha poora apna lekin lete hain naam desh ka.

    Anonymous Reply:

    simply brilliant!

    Anonymous Reply:

    Gud satire!

    Anonymous Reply:

    congress ki choli US mein “under repair” hai,
    congress ka yuvraj raj karne keliye “Under-prepared” hai
    congress ka PM raj kar kar ke “over depressed” hai
    congress ki badh-haali media mein suppressed hai

    RSadu Reply:

    Come come gotta a new hottie in town,
    check this hottie swinging hip in a silky black gown;

    Delhi’s heat hit him hard, changed all hormone,
    he got his P n Q wrong, all wisdom gone;

    Delhi swarms the square to see the new hottie in town,
    Come, Check this new swinging hip in silky black gown.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Really funny!

    [Reply]

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    kajra re ….

    Ab toh log karne lage hain wah wah tumhara,
    aa jao mehfil mein pehenke choli aur ghagra;

    Yaar log aa gaye hain leke haat mein phool aur lagake itaar,
    rakhna paon dheere dheere badi betabi hai idhar.

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  • Anonymous

    US Ambassador to Libya, along with three other employees, dies in Benghazi US Consulate attack.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    I could almost see something similar coming as soon as I read about the film titled ‘Innocence of Muslims’.

    Mitt Romney has made an interesting observation. He said, “It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

    Mohan, in which other countries (apart from Libya and Saudi Arabia) Salafis have a significant presence?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    In Saudi but Saudi being staunch ally of US they are kept in check. They are gaining momentum in Egypt after the elections.
    They are more active in Africa in countries like Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan and Mali. In Mali situation is quite grave where they are already controlling part of that country.

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  • Anonymous

    I found an interesting link on Twitter

    http://twitter.yfrog.com/oeedkhhj

    Isn’t this sedition?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Drawing thieves, looters, scamsters in place of Ashoka’s lions is not sedition but drawing wolves is sedition .
    A great link.

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  • Anonymous

    After Sonia, who?

    http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/headon/entry/after-sonia-who

    Indian politics suffers from twin tragedies. First, that its largest party, the
    Congress, is still run like a fief. The regressive dynastic example set (and
    legitimised) by the Congress in 1959, when Jawaharlal Nehru made daughter Indira
    Gandhi party President, has been blithely copied by the Thackerays, Abdullahs,
    Karunanidhis, Hoodas, Pawars, Badals, Yadavs, Reddys, ad
    nauseum. Dynasty is a contagious disease. It has infected
    India’s polity, spawned corruption, reduced accountability and devalued merit.

    “The argument in favour of political dynasties in India, as I pointed out
    in an earlier article in The Times of India, is superficial.
    It goes like this: the sons and daughters of lawyers become lawyers; ditto
    doctors, businessmen and actors. So why not politicians? The answer is simple.
    Professionals in medicine and law earn their degrees. Businessmen owe their
    position to specific financial shareholding. Actors are made and unmade every
    Friday. In a desperately poor country like India, however, the electorate is
    divided by caste, religion and region. Votes can be bought wholesale. Dynasties
    restrict a voter’s choice instead of enlarging it – which it is the duty of
    those in public life to do.”———————–
    Vijay, who has been saying same things about dynasty will love this article.

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Agar iss mein sachai hoti, woh Rahul bhi kuchh ban gaya hota,
    nasaa chhodke ek mahaan neta ban gaya hota ;

    540 MP’s ke aulaad pradhaan mantri ke kursi ke liye lad rahe hote,
    saare neta langot tight karke sadkon pe kasrat kar rahe hote;

    saare neta bhi abhineta jaise manch pe toh aa jaate hain,
    gine chune sirf do chaar unme aage badh paate hain;

    yeh phizool ke baaten wahi karte hain,
    “woh kyuon, main kyuon nehi ” jo humesha sochte rehte hain;

    unn bhaiyon ko bolo sapna agar karna hai saakar chhode yeh phizool ki baat,
    Face Book aur twitter chhodke chale sadkon pe logon ke saath.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    ek sher koyla choro.n ki tareef mein bhi ho jaye

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Socha usne agar denge CAG ke saath,
    maarenge uthake Congress ko denge maat;

    yaad nehi tha kitna chilaana chaiye tha,
    aas padosh bhi uth jayenge yeh yaad nehi tha;

    padoshi ne bataya chila kyuon rahe ho adhi raat mein,
    koyla ka chithi likha toh tha tere bhai ne;

    abhi chila aise rahe ho jaise tera koi balatkaar kia,
    tumne hi toh deekhaya tha taange doosron ko mun loobhane.

    Anonymous Reply:

    yehi baat ja kar mulayam singh ko samjha do
    aaj din bhar tumhari ghum-ghum kar le rahe hain

    wo kehte hai.n – rahul PM banane ke layak nahi
    kisi imp. mudde pe unke paas koi rai nahi

    apni mummy ki tarah likha hua padhe lete hain
    modi ke dar ke maare gujarat jane se darte hain

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Mulayam ka mulayamta pe zara dhyaan do,
    har koi usko sambhaal lega yeh khayaal chhod do;

    Jo Mulayam aur Mayawati ko apne dayen bayen baithake rakhe,
    uss vyakti ka vyaktva thoda dhyaan se parkhe;

    Gujrat ki kahani aage ek naya mod lega,
    dekh te jaao aage kya kya phool khilega.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Vijay u shud be called a tru futurist. R u minhaz merchant by aany chance?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Vijay Kumar is Maxi-hasya merchant.

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  • Anonymous

    Pew Reserach, a well-respected global polling firm based in US,, did a poll on Indian economy, Indians’ perspective on future etc..”Economic Doubts on India”

    2/3rd feel their children will be worse off than them..Not good for the country.

    Please review .. Further discussion welcomed.

    http://www.pewglobal.org/2012/09/10/deepening-economic-doubts-in-india/

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Binoy,
    Thanks.
    Situation looks far more dismal from here for different reasons.
    First – there is no economic agenda being well articulated by *any* of the political forces (this includes UPA and NDA in their current avatars).
    UPA with its current avatar has been consistently challenged for past one and half years or so in terms of “power inpropriety” (aka Corruption). Any economic agenda that UPA may have tried to chart has failed both at the level of articulation and materialisation. No political entity with pan-Indian acceptance has been able to step in the vacuum.
    And yet – in the meantime – free markets continue their reign. We are witnessing a perverse friedmanian fantasy rolling out – with “state” being consistently challenged both in terms of power and agenda.
    From here forward – there is 2013 and then 2014 election. All in a vacuum. Last time such a pattern was seen in history – it was in Germany , during the pre-fuhrer days.
    Incidentally – from my perspective – if there would ever be a single point blame it would be over centralisation of power in UPA. Plus a sleep walking chunk of Democratic Left.
    I sincerely hope it is just my Whiskey clouding the judgement.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mahesh,

    Despite all this why stock market is going up since almost two weeks.? It cannot be only because of Eurpean central bank’s decision of buying bonds. That should have only a minimal effect on Indian stock market. There are some big players who are buying heavily in this dismal market also which shows that probably they know something which common public is not aware of .

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan,
    Stock Markets haven’t yet factored in the political crisis.
    BTW, why do you think “arrangements” in Europe won’t affect the Markets here ?
    Remember 2008 and 2009 ? What had Lehman to do with Economy here ? And yet the Markets breached 8k (Sensex).

    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan, Mahesh-

    The “negativity” reflected is a major area of concern, because Indians were always optimistic, even before the economic growth. What I feel is that people are feeling that the growth of yesteryears is a temporary phenomenon, the old India is coming back with all its negatives – corruption, lack of aggressive leadership, political parties whose interest is only in plundering..

    Mohan, I think the stock markets all over the world move in tandem with minor country specific impacts. The US stock market has been going up (the best position ever with wide unemployment, increasing poverty, low growth!).

    The tragedy of the Indian situation is that growth can be accelerated with minor efforts and focus from the government side, unlike in USA.. The demand is there, people are savers, skills are there.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Binoy,

    You right the fear is that the old India is comming back
    with all it’s negatives. I just hope that this fear is unfounded and this is just a temporary phase. I think markets are anticipating mid term elections sometime next year and any new government will be better than the current government.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Government has almost come to standstill since more than one year and if market has not factored in this logjam than I would say that peope in stock market are naive. The stock market have started going up only since last 7-8 weeks and has appreciated by about 10% which in current political situation is huge. Improvement in Europe shoud have minimum effect on Indian economy as unlike other South Asian countries, India’s dependence on export is not very high.

    AshokChauhan Reply:

    Political crisis is intrinsic to market behaviour. It can never stay blind to Political crisis. It reacts to any crisis immediately but recovers as the scene becomes clearer with every passing day. It stays in that blind spot if the long term view is bleak. That’s not the case here.

    Anonymous Reply:

    You are right about this. That is why there is a saying
    in stock/currency/bond market.
    Buy rumours sell facts.

    AshokChauhan Reply:

    The cabinet’s decision to make a move on SC promotion quota had a positive impact. The market didn’t respond to the policy per se. But it sensed that the Govt. is moving on with a chartered course despite the Parliament logjam. The PM’s presence in Iran and at ISRO’s 100th satellite launch had positive impact for the same reason. The market is sensing the Govt. has freed itself from the paralysis and moved on.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Ashok,

    Promotion quota bill will not have any effect economically and this was specially brought up to divert the attention from coal scam and as it was expected this bill got stuck in Rajya Sabha. If I am not mistaken this bill was first introduced in 1996. I am not sure whether PM’s visit will have any positive effect. Iran’s economy itself is reeling under sanctions by US and many other countries. Their currency has depreciated by more than 50% in about one year and just last week Cananda completely stopped all relations with Iran by closing their consulate. Economically situation in Iran looks very grim.
    Yes, ISRO’s 100th satellite launch is a good news but this is
    a long term programme in which India is also trying to show its strength in their space technology and thankfully government does not interferes in this.

    AshokChauhan Reply:

    Perhaps you missed the essence. The market looks for the indicators. The events pointed to the fact that there were some movements in the Govt. and it was willing to walk away from the logjam. The fundamentals are still in place. The sentiment was negative. The events away from the Parliament logjam and some clarity that there were no major coal scandals excepts for few malpractices here and there away from the main power base helped bring in some sanity. The market felt some sense of relief.Hence the positive movement.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Yaar, good to know that you are an optimist. Even in this current scenario, you are seeing positive signs in these indicators. I hope you are right about this and markets will keep on performing positively.

    AshokChauhan Reply:

    Do we have a choice ?

    Anonymous Reply:

    Dil ko behlane ke liye, Ghalib, khayal achcha hai

    Anonymous Reply:

    Ashok,
    First – I feel rather strongly when you use Stock Markets sentiment as indicator for two reasons. First, this thing called Market sentiment is a very fickle thing. Second, who exactly is the government answerable to ? The electorate or the Stock Markets ?
    Second, Promotion Quotas . This is token gesture by government. As long as structural imbalances plaguing the rural India are not addressed – these measures will stay at just those levels , tokenism.
    Government needs to focus instead on strengthening the Safety Net. Articulate its plan of action, and not look at Stock Markets.
    BTW, the current surge in Stock Market indices are more a result of ECB chief Draghi’s offer to conditionally buy Bonds for next three years and a recent German court ruling on European Bailout fund.

    AshokChauhan Reply:

    Depends on what we are looking at.

    Are we looking at the Govt. to judge the market behaviour or at the market to judge the Govt. ?

    We are doing neither.

    We understand the market behaviour factors in both local and the Global events and sentiments.

    The trending still factors in the Local sentiment over a few weeks. Had the Govt. been unstable here in India, the market would have behaved differently despite ECB’s offer and german Court ruling.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Ashok,
    You brought in “Market angle” in the discussion – I merely responded to it.
    That said, the basic question still remains. Has the current government clearly articulated its economic agenda and how it would help the masses ? Or is it that government feels it sufficient to stay pinned to single metric of Growth rate ?

    AshokChauhan Reply:

    If the concern was just the Growth rate, then perhaps this Govt. would never have tried to implement its ambitious Social Equity Plans.

    The logjam on Coal will impact other core sectors as well. The Govt. would be on backfoot while trying to implement any ambitious plan to boost the economic growth.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Let’s see. Recent history has not been very encouraging, though.

    Anonymous Reply:

    German’s ruling came yesterday and Draghi’s offer
    last week, but markets in India had started going up about
    two months back and yes Draghi’s bailout plan did give
    the impetus to the market.

  • Anonymous

    AAP KI EK TASVEER CHAHIYE
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Na Dil Ko Behlane Ke Liye
    Na Ghar Me Sajane Ke Liye
    Bas Aapki Ek Tasweer Chahiye
    Apne Khet Se “kauwe” Bhagane Ke Liye

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  • vijay !

    @ Shenoy, Mohan, Vinoo

    Thanks guys for remembering me. I have finally got back to my desk in India…. :)

    Yes, political dynasties are our failure. In none of the four countries I visited was there a semblance of a dynasty.

    Why should Indians be c0ndemned to NAUKERCY?

    WHY WHY WHY???

    Minhaz Merchant wrote a gr8 blog… by the way !

    And Vinoo I am not Minhaz… :)

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    Anonymous Reply:

    vijay- wlcome back!

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    vijay ! Reply:

    thanks!

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  • vijay !

    @ Shenoy, Mohan, Vinoo

    Thanks guys for remembering me. I have finally got back to my desk in India…. :)

    Yes, political dynasties are our failure. In none of the four countries I visited was there a semblance of a dynasty.

    Why should Indians be c0ndemned to NAUKERCY?

    WHY WHY WHY???

    Minhaz Merchant wrote a gr8 blog… by the way !

    And Vinoo I am not Minhaz… :)

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  • Anonymous

    Mohan, Ishwar-

    You mentioned the embassy attacks in Cairo and BrnGazhi.

    Both embassy attacks were masterminded by Salafists. AntiAmericanism is just a tool to try to dislodge more moderate Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the successor party in Lybia (after Gadafi)

    I hope our government is monitoring Salafists here. Or may be they are not, and lumping all as Muslims to be pandered to. Arab Spring, unfortunately , is bringing the ultra conservative, jehadistic, worse than Taliban Salafists to the mix in all these countries. They are here in India too;but I wonder whether our intelligence agencies have a clue about this

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Shoeb,

    You are right about this Arab spring that Taliban type of Muslims
    are taking over. The news filtering out of Egypt says that some
    fundamentalists are demanding old forgotten sharia laws to be implemented. Let’s hope that government their does not bow down
    to these demands.

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  • Anonymous

    Where is Gopiji? Haven’t seen him since last few days. Hope everything is
    fine .

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan – thanks. I am here only. 20 people died and many houses were burnt one mile from my house in a gas tanker accident (it runnng into the divider). So, involved in community activities

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Very sad to hear that.

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  • Anonymous

    Yemeni protesters storm US embassy in Sanaa.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mohan

    Looks like the Arab Spring is turning into an Arab Nightmare!

    I had high hopes when youngsters in Tahir Square mobilized and threw out Mubarek. However, the transition to democracy looks fragile; and looks like that the extremists are taking control of the country.

    The danger is that the whole region will fall under the carzies — already there are reports that iraq, Iran are planning friday demonstartions.

    This is a new world – Mullajhs and Jehadists worldwide association!

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  • Anonymous

    A courageous Indian (Muslim) officer, Nazrul Islam, DGP of West Bengal, writes a book about Mamta Banerjees appeasement of Muslims. he says Mamtas policies of grants to imams, starting of new madrasas, etc etc will make them (Muslims) even more destitute. Congratulations to this police officer!
    (Looks like Mamta party raided the publishing house and took away unsold books!)

    A good read.. Let us hope we have more of Nazruls .

    http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/05/sharp-criticism-for-mamata-banerjee-in-muslim-officers-book/.

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  • vijay !

    TIME TO RUN OUT OF INDIA~~ mulayam may become PM ~~~
    ——————————————————————————————–

    As predicted by me a few months back, the super corrupt, casteis and communal Mulayam Singh who has many many criminals in his party may become the PM soon. he has already made his bid… as per the HIndu.

    India sinking may happen sooner than later….

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Kenada jaana, punjoo bhaiyon se milna,
    ek naya kabinet wahan tayaar karna;

    aap ban jaana pradhaan mantri nirvaasita sarkar ka,
    chandaa aur daan ekatha karna naam leke akhanda bharat ka;

    Ghoshna karna Sonia aur Sushma hai laayak banne apke sachiv,
    Mulayam kya cheeze hai, sirf khadaa reh sakta hai jodke haat apke kareeb;

    Kabhi kabhi aa jaana TV pe hum sadhaaran logon ke liye,
    kahan tak pahunche aap desh premi yeh jaanne ke liye.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Nice One.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    emotional ji,

    I hope you would appreciate the goodna raj of Mulayam ji. Good luck !

    By the way SP had put in fake rape charges against your clwon prince– Baby G :)

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Goonda raaj se agar aap ko hote vyast,
    phir Amit Saha ka mafia se na hote aap mast;

    woh goonda the aap ke isliye woh hai aap ko pyaara,
    yeh hai saala kis aur ka, raas na aye lage bade nyaara;

    kyuon karte ho yeh deekhawa apna bhole pan ka,
    mun hi mun phoote laddoo sochte ho saare yahan hai bhoot jhumritalaya ka.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Asking for Pathakji’s presence, we moved a motion
    what we get, unfortunately is Atyachaari’s emotion,
    Kya Pathakji ka hua hai demotion?
    Ya phir Vinod ji ka promotion?

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Kichdi pakaane mein aap ho mahir,
    yeh aap ka gun hai shresth kaise chhod sakte ho akhir;

    Saare apne apne kaam main hai vyast,
    aap bhi apne kaam mein ho jao mast;

    Anonymous Reply:

    If you are accusing Mulayam of being communal – then what is Modi ? Or Advani – for that matter. As for criminals – are not the extreme Right Wing forces perpetrating organized hate crime ?

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    vijay ! Reply:

    Of course I am accusing Mulayam of being communal. Also casteist. His mantra is MY. Muslims + Yadavs. The rest be damned. All officers in the senior position in government can only be either of the two. Votes are asked along those lines. The most retrograde steps taken to protect the street level goonda intersets of those groups. Dalits are already being bashed up all over.

    You have to come to UP — where I go every second day to understand what crime is. Ever since the SP has come to power… goons roam the roads and extort money. Two factories which I had designed have closed down work as they were being asked to pay 50,000 a month as protection.

    I dont know why you should get Modi or Advani into this. My post was purely of the loot and crime which would happen all over INdia in the name of fake secularism if Mulayam becomes the PM.

    Furthermore Hindi would be imposed and society cupt up like a pizza being served only to crony capitalists.

    And yes, UP survived on the surplus power, Modi’s Gujarat produced. After Mayawati who had a good equation with Modi went away, UP gave us two of the biggest powercuts in the world.

    Maybe we could learn a bit of governance from Modi.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mahesh,

    have you forgotten the A,B,C,D of secularism?
    The first periciple of secularism is to keep repeating like a parrot,

    Modi, Modi, rape rape…….

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  • vijay !

    ————————————————————————————————–
    ~~~ GHOTALE PAR GHOTALA ~~~ koyla, 2g se bhi kaala ~~~
    ————————————————————————————————–

    Pathak G, the Supreme COurt has asked very interesting quesitons. DO you think that the SC is aslo a BJP agent? Or do you think Manish Tewari should shout out Bangaru Laxman to silence the SUpreme court?

    Please read NDTV

    Coal scandal: Coincidence that politicians’ families benefitted, asks Supreme Court

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Court ka neeyam sayad aap ko pata nehi,
    court humesha bhejega notice doosra party ko yeh saayad aap ko malum nehi;

    Sirf CAG kare kaam bina bheje notice ministry ko,
    agar samjha denge ministry phir kaise neekaalega sansani khabar CAG duniya ko deekhane ko;

    Lalchi hote hain do numberi ke neta saare,
    dinraat neekalte rehte hain raasta kisko banayenge pyaare;

    imaan dharam unka hota nehi,
    party ke naam se pharak padta nehi;

    Chhup chuup ke aise neta paisa khate rehnge,
    agar hum ruk jayen inn logon ke liye phir bhavisya humara satyanaash ho jaayenge;

    Rukna nehi aise chhote netaon ke liye,
    Vaarish ki paani bhi beh jaate hain naaliyon mein dil chhota na karo unke liye;

    Lagao mun uss mahachitra pe kahan desh pahunch sakta hai,
    dil se jodo sabko yeh bharat ka samay hai ;

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Ja kar Ch***a kisi aur ko banao

    pehle bhushan chor, phir kejriwal chor
    phir bedi chor, phir anna chor, phir ramdev chor

    ab to had hi ho gayi
    BJP bhi chor aur CAG bhi chor

    imandari ka theka kiske paas?
    kalmadi ke paas
    raja ke paas
    behen maywati ke paas
    miyan mulayam ke paas
    pawar babu ke paas
    maran ke paas aur
    chidambaram ke paas

    list dubara check kar lo
    maine to sonia ka naam bhi nahi liya

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Lagta hai bigad gaya hai mun aap ke ch*** se,
    din doopahar neekalte ho bhadash dil se;

    Anonymous Reply:

    Ishwar,

    brilliant jawab.

    “ek savaal main karoon ek savaal tum karo
    har savaal kaa savaal hii javaab ho…..”

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Sirf ek boond zaher karta hai saara paani ko kharaab,
    agar diya hota thoda dhyaan, saare padh rahe hote Ishwar ka jawab;

    Ek swabd kar diya saara jawab ka kirkira,
    HT walon ne maara DELETE bina soche doobaara.

    Umra ka kuchapan hai yeh seekh jayenge dheere dheere,
    Likhenge jawab dhyaan se age dost humare.

    [Ishwar ji ka Delete ho gaye jawab ke yaad mein ]

    Anonymous Reply:

    Ja kar Ch***a kisi aur ko banao

    pehle bhushan chor, phir kejriwal chor
    phir bedi chor, phir anna chor, phir ramdev chor

    ab to had hi ho gayi
    BJP bhi chor aur CAG bhi chor

    imandari ka theka kiske paas?
    kalmadi ke paas
    raja ke paas
    behen maywati ke paas
    miyan mulayam ke paas
    pawar babu ke paas
    maran ke paas aur
    chidambaram ke paas

    list dubara check kar lo
    maine to sonia ka naam bhi nahi liya

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Court ka neeyam sayad aap ko pata nehi,
    court humesha bhejega notice doosra party ko yeh saayad aap ko malum nehi;

    Sirf CAG kare kaam bina bheje notice ministry ko,
    agar samjha denge ministry phir kaise neekaalega sansani khabar CAG duniya ko deekhane ko;

    Lalchi hote hain do numberi ke neta saare,
    dinraat neekalte rehte hain raasta kisko banayenge pyaare;

    imaan dharam unka hota nehi,
    party ke naam se pharak padta nehi;

    Chhup chuup ke aise neta paisa khate rehnge,
    agar hum ruk jayen inn logon ke liye phir bhavisya humara satyanaash ho jaayenge;

    Rukna nehi aise chhote netaon ke liye,
    Vaarish ki paani bhi beh jaate hain naaliyon mein dil chhota na karo unke liye;

    Lagao mun uss mahachitra pe kahan desh pahunch sakta hai,
    dil se jodo sabko yeh bharat ka samay hai ;

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Sawal poocha Pathakji se, jawab mila Atyachaari se, woh bhi behudi jawab.

    Pathakji, what is preventing you from coming out yourself?

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    kabhi sawaal kia jaata hai kisi aur se,
    aap ghus jaate ho bazaar mein bade araam se;

    humne toh na poochha bhai kyuon kya kar rahe ho yahan,
    achha sawal ka jawab aa sakta hai kisi se bhi na ho paresaan;

    Aap humesha dete ho dhyaan pehelwaan ka lota pakadne wale pe,
    kya itna hi dum, kya bhoola diye saare gun ghar ke peechhwade pe !

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Hamare ghus jaane mein aur Pathakji ke parde ke piche chup jaane mein bahut antar hai.

    Jawab wohi jo Pathak ji de den!

  • Anonymous

    With these frequent rises in oil prices which are burning our pockets, I think it is high time we call our oil minister as….

    Paypal Reddy!!!!

    After Oily Moily, Paypal Reddy suits the oil minister.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Paypal Reddy is a good one.

    Rumours are Ghulam Nabi Azad may replace him in the upcoming re-shuffle. If he follows the path of Mr. Reddy, what would he be called then?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Jab minister hoga Ghulam bhi aur Azaad bhi
    Desh ka hoga duranth bhi aur barbadi bhi

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    vijay ! Reply:

    gud one!

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  • http://twitter.com/Farrukhabadi Praveen Saxena

    ” The Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre on alleged irregularities in coal block allocations today giving the government eight weeks to explain if it followed guidelines in allocating coal fields. The CAG is a constitutional authority and there is nothing wrong in relying on its report, the apex court said. “Is it a coincidence that the relatives of politicians benefitted?” asked the court while accepting a PIL in the matter.” Will the SC get the same treatment as the CAG ? Maybe not … because there is some talk that the stone pelter may get elevated to the Council of Ministers. He is one of the new faces who are expected to rescue the most corrupt government India has seen .. and led by a PM whose thick skin may put a rhinoserous to shame.

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  • vijay !

    ———————————————————————————
    ~~~ BABY G KO BHAGAA DIYA JI ~~
    ———————————————————————————

    from NDTV.

    Seems Baby G is about to be booted out!! Vinod G dont defend naukercy on TV now ~!

    Amethi: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi, faced protests from unhappy residents for the second day in a row today. While he faced angry college girls yesterday, villagers protesting against lack of roads confronted him today.

    Villagers from Chachkapur gathered outside Rahul Gandhi’s guest house this morning and shouted slogans, asking him to leave Amethi.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    If, in his own backyard, this is the situation staring in the face of Baby G, you can imagine his fate in Gujarat!

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    vijay ! Reply:

    He is the Dara Singh of Congress. All the sewa dal in the media bows in front of him deferentially, “God is here… ! “

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  • http://twitter.com/Farrukhabadi Praveen Saxena

    @emotionalatyachar
    khushi mana rahe ho delete hua Ishwar ka jawaab
    kya itni hai tumhari niyat kharaab
    kyun dekhto ho sabko dhoka dene ka khwaab
    sab jaante tum ho unke dost jinhone bheja Kasaab
    khub lutf uthaya peeke sharraab aur khake kabaab
    sab hain yeh janne ko bahut betaab
    kab charitra badloge apna Janaab

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    lagta hai aap abhi abhi der se mehfil mein aye hain,
    neend se uth kar turant bilbilane lage hain;

    agar aap ishwar ka uttar aur hamara pratyuttar padhe hote ek saath,
    phir yeh chaar line likhne ko na neekaale hote jeb se apna haat;

    Aap ki shradha se usne kia prayog wahi swabd jo aap ko pyaara tha,
    HT wale maarenge DELETE yeh usko yaad nehi tha;

    Jab aap jaise brudh karete hain apne aap ko hasyaaspad,
    Kyuon de uss baalak ko dosh kyon uspe hon hum shakt.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    But, censorship is a reality, you have to accept
    Aur yah hai aap ka hamare ooper bada atyaachaaaaaaaaaar!

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Sirf Ishwar ka nehi humara bhi uttar ka bhi hua censor,
    kyuon ki humare jawab mein bhi tha wahi swabd jo HT kare namanzoor;

    Praveen Saxena Reply:

    hamari baton ko kehte hain bilbilana
    kyuonki aapki aadat hai jeebh ko liblibana
    nahi dekh patey hain hum logon ka khilkhilana
    aakhir aapka hai dehshatgardon se yaarana
    par hum jaante hain aapke yaron ko haraana

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Abhi atyachaari ka atyachaar aap abhi dekha kahan hai,
    Maidan mein toh aap abhi abhi utre hain;

    Doosron ki taalyon se jyaada khush na ho, mauke pe woh bhaag lega,
    paintera se jab aap girenge hadiyon ka awaaz sirf aap ko sunaayi dega;

    Praveen Saxena Reply:

    sach nikli kahani kasaab se dosti ki
    chahte hain hamari haddiyon ko todne ki
    kab seekhenge aadat sharifon ki
    kya sohbat karte hain sirf shohdon ki

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Sharifon wali baat humne toh suna tha aap se kuchh din pehle,
    sharma rahe ho aise jaise uttra nehi nath abhi, kia kuchh nehi pehle.

    Anonymous Reply:

    How many times can I say, ‘You are super”?

    Anonymous Reply:

    Praveen Saxenaji,

    fantastic, fabulous, great.

    Atyachaari ko diya aapne sahi jawab
    Aur aap hain tukkebazi ke naya nawab

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    Praveen Saxena Reply:

    shenoy Saab
    Hum aapko karte hain adaab

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    vijay ! Reply:

    wah janab! Wah !

  • Anonymous

    Manmohan ne diya diesl ka tohfa
    UPA nikla sabse bada bewafa

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Wafadaar kab the jo aap aaj rone lage ho,
    andhere mein karte ho sadhyantra, din mein aansu baha rahe ho.

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  • Anonymous

    V.V.Giri signed the Bank Nationalisation Ordinance sitting in a bar in Kremlin.
    Manmohan Singh signed the diesel price hike order when Sonia Gandhi is lying on a hospital bed in the US!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yah kaisa anyaay hai he vidhaata!

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  • Anonymous

    Mohan,

    where are you the whole day?

    This one is for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Ravi has been posting some gems of wisdom – you guessed it right – away from this blog.

    Would any one mind if I posted a few of them here with due credits to Ravi?

    This way we can continue having our share of fun even when he is not around this space.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Ishwar,

    yes, I for one would love it.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    I think Ravi has got too scared of coming here as his base in tora Bora has been badly exposed here…

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    Anonymous Reply:

    yes, where is Ravi these days? Must be in the streets of Cairo!

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  • AshokChauhan

    Surprise decline of Gujrat :

    Odisha is most favoured FDI destination, Gujarat at No. 3, UP a laggard: ASSOCHAM

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

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/odisha-is-most-favoured-fdi-destination-gujarat-at-no.-3-up-a-laggard-assocham/993874/

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

    Odisha with share of 21% and Gujrat at 11% !!!!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Something to crow about for the highly depressed, suicidal congressies.

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Saare duniya mein ghum ghum kar kia Bharat ko badnaam aur Gujrat ki badhai,

    industry wale agar na bole hote, kar raha hota paanch lakh korodon poonji ka jhoota chadhai;

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    Praveen Saxena Reply:

    par aap kyun koodey utar ke apna nath
    kya bahut waqt gujara hai.. jahan utarte hain nath
    lakh chupao par nikal hi aata hai miyan aapka sach
    lagta aise hi nikalta hai aapka kharch

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Pehle bole hote aap ke bhi uttare diye hote nath,
    bula liye hote aas padosh ko bhi, le liye hote apne saath;

    Nath uttruwane ka agar itna tha aap ko shauk,
    kar diye hote manoskamna aap ka, kar nehi rahe hain hum mazzak.

    vijay ! Reply:

    Odisha is BJD… not Congress!! so dont think this is a salute to Baby G and mama G

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  • Anonymous

    Shame on some Indian Muslims!

    They also participate in anti-US activities based on a crazy video trailer you tube put out by an American citizen!

    The TV media here in the US showed Indian Muslims throwing stones at the US embassy in Chennai and a large protest march by Indian Muslims (CNN said it was the largest in Asia) in Srinagar, Kashmir.

    I hope moderate Indian Muslims will speak up against this.

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  • vijay !

    Arre bhaiya!!

    Koyla ghotala has ensured that Baby G has not stepped out…

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  • Anonymous

    Why the blog has become so very silent?

    No condemnation of the new policy measures announced by the Government in the last two days, beginning with hike in diesel prices and a cap on the LPG cylinders. Bhagwan Modi does not approve of them, therefore they must be wrong.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    The hike in diesel prices was uncalled for at a time when the inflation is already so high. The cap on LPG cylinders is laughable – why couldn’t the government increase the cost of a cylinder in a more transparent manner, say by Rs 200 per cylinder?

    I condemn the FDI in multi-brand retail. I don’t care about the FDI elsewhere. I don’t know anyone else who is bothered about them either.

    Bhagwan Modi would have done much better on all these fronts.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Ishwar, I agree with you whole heartedly.
    FDI in retail trade is a very wrong move. It will render millions of under-educated boys and girls unemployable and throw millions of families on the streets.

    The diesel price, without having made segregation of rich consumers, was a cruel cut in the alrerady bruised body of the aam aadmi.

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  • Anonymous

    BREAKING NEWS.

    It has been found out that Sam Becile , the person who made an offensive movie,

    Innocence of Muslims is a RSS member.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Is he a chaddi wearing member or like fake Ravi is a crypto-jihadi, he is a hidden member?

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  • Anonymous

    Shekhar Kapoor’s comments on FDI.
    ————————————————-

    I saw my fisherwoman (machchiwali) first 25 years ago.
    Early in the morning she was running on the Juhu beach in Mumbai, sari and
    all, balancing the basket of fresh fish on her head that was tilted at a
    slightly awkward angle – probably the best way to balance the uncertain load on
    her head. I was told by her later (as she would deliver fish to my doorstep),
    that she ran to be able to get the fish to her customer in the freshest state
    possible. But I guess also to beat the competition. Over the years every time I
    got to the beach in the morning at the right time – I would see her run with the
    catch that just came off the fishing boats. How does she keep that fit, I
    thought ? And then a couple of years ago, I would never see her again. I
    wondered if she now had a different beat. Or something had happened to her.
    Then today I saw her again. I asked her why she did not run on the beach any
    more and she showed me her swollen foot and leg. I asked her what was wrong, and
    she laughed and said “Age, Baba” something you would not know about yet (as if
    !). The she introduced me to her daughter who now does the same run. Anyway I
    wished her well and left. Later this evening she and her daughter turned up at
    my apartment in Juhu fully dressed up. They had cooked for me ! The most
    delicious Soorma Fish Curry you could have. And enough to feed me and many of my
    friends in an impromptu dinner party I quickly arranged.
    Pity that we are losing these friends to the Super markets and soon to
    Foreign Retail Brands. Over the 20 years I have visited Mumbai off and on, I
    have had the same Milkman ( who beat me at football on the beach and would drag
    me to his house every festival for his mother to feed me to extinction), the son
    of the same fruit seller who’s charming negotiating skills taught me a thing or
    two of how to negotiate with Studio heads in Hollywood. And the family of the
    same sabzi wallah. I even have the same Bai who comes searching for me always to
    see if I am back. She has a bad back so I tell her to stay at home and I pay her
    salary in any case. But she insists on coming and supervising the cleaning of
    the house by a new, younger Bai. “This is my house”, she says proudly” Your
    mother employed me and only she can ask me to stop”. Well, my mother passed away
    many years ago, so I guess the Bai is here to stay.
    And then I have Suresh who follows me around the world insisting that I need
    someone to look after me. he has been doing that for almost 15 years now. When
    in London, his cooking skills made me the most popular person in London. Friday
    nights in my house in London would be famous as Fish Curry nights – where Suresh
    would cook up the most amazing food for 30/40 people. If you want Suresh to go
    into deep colours of red, ask him to show you his picture with ‘Cate Memsahib’,
    where Cate Blanchet has her arms around Suresh and planting a firm kiss on his
    cheek. As a thank you for all the meals he fed her during the Golden Age
    shoot.
    The other day the son of the Fruit Seller heard I was in town and came to say
    hello. He told me his story of woe. The police will not let them put out stalls
    in the street anymore, the shops are too expensive and the supermarkets are
    eating into their business. But they are now hitting back back with technology.
    Mobile phones !
    Now I have everyone’s mobile phones. And if I am flying back
    from New York, I can phone my Fish seller, My fruit seller, my Vegetable vendor
    and my Bai – all of them a day ahead and tell them exactly what I need delivered
    to my doorstep as I arrive.
    I hope the supermarkets and FDI in retail do not drive these people out of
    business. I grew up with them, as I am sure many of you did.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Lovely… thanks for sharing, Mohan.

    Almost everyone experiences something similar in their lives but only a few can put it as brilliantly as Shekhar Kapoor!!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Yes, Shekhar Kapoor is Shekhar Kapoor. Rich, famous, intelligent and successful (in some ways). So nothing surprising that his bai always waits for him to return, his fisherwoman is dying to feed him with her best soormai catch, his milkman cannot wait to off-load the goodness of his creamy milk. His valet too is successful, what with appreciations for his cooking fish,from celebrities like Kate Blanchett etc.

    But the underlying facts are that FDI will spell doom for the small people, millions of them in fact. That will mean millions of families.

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    AshokChauhan Reply:

    How will FDI spell doom for millions of small families?

    Anonymous Reply:

    Go back to the Sanjay Dhawan days and see some of the comments. You will bewiser beyond your age, whatever it is.

    AshokChauhan Reply:

    ???

    AshokChauhan Reply:

    In last few years I have heard Malls would force small traders out of business. Honestly, I am yet to see any kirana shop closing down in last few years. Though some of the Malls have gone out of business. I guess the kiraana shops have their own market and clientele. The fear is misplaced.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    I am glad that you joined in.

    Now, tell me three benefits that the FDI in retail is going to bring in and I’d be cheering for it with you!!

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    AshokChauhan Reply:

    FDI in single brand is already there.At this moment we are talking about FDI in Multibrand retail.

    1) Anybody who invests a decent amount in MultiBrand Retail would go for Hyper Market ( not Super market ) format. Naturally, the store would be set away from the crowded market and it would not impact the local small retails stores.

    2) When these hyper Market stores set shops away from the crowded local places, they will attract anciliaries around them in the form of restaurants, joy rides etc. thus helping create a new set of business around them.

    3) These companies would invest money in local manufacturing and agricultural business mostly on long term lease thereby giving boost to the local agriculture, cottage industries. We have seen Pepsi’s investment in Potato has done wonders.

    4) Walmarts etc. are real big brands. We call them Anchor brands. Wherever they go they have a multiplier effect – attracting other investors as well.

    5) They would bring in new manufacturing / agricultural technologies, supply-chain management technologies, storage technologies.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Thanks Mr Chauhan (If you are who you say you are)!!

    1. This is no benefit – at the best a feature of the proposed retail shops.

    2. From what I sense, the benefit would be peripheral and not direct primarily. Who would go to a super-market if it is too far away from the city and at the same time spend money that he possibly saved by shopping there on eating out and taking joy-rides in nearby places?

    3. Do you think the farmers with small land-holdings be able to negotiate good rates with Hyper-Marker owners? How many would even be able to talk to them?

    AshokChauhan Reply:

    First, the Hyper markets can not be juxta-positioned along with the local kirana shops, so the fear of losing the customers to them is completely misplaced.

    If you think people wouldn’t go to the Hyper Markets set outside the city limit, then you again have nothing to fear and still can enjoy their investments.

    The farmers will be assured of the guaranteed crop-lift.This itself would empower the farmers.

    Anonymous Reply:

    By my calculations, no one is going to drive 15-20 kms to shop in a retail hyper-market, if that’s where they would be located and hence as you rightly say the local kirana shops have nothing to fear.

    My concern however is a little different. Why do we need them at the first place? What is it that we don’t have already available in our cities that this so-called FDI in multi-brand retail would bring in?

    Benefit to farmer is a bogus logic. The central and state governments are unable to work effectively for their welfare and you are expecting the MNC’s to come here to ‘empower’ them?

    AshokChauhan Reply:

    That’s exactly we thought about the ambassador till we didn’t have Maruti.

    You must visit Punjab to know the work Pepsi has done.

    Anonymous Reply:

    :-) I wasn’t born when we didn’t have the Maruti’s around so I won’t be able to relate.

    My understanding is this:
    The whole proposal is to sell real-estate held by the politicians on the peripherals of the city and also possibly to let people like Mr. Kishor Bayani sell some of their stakes in the big stores that they have acquired in malls.

    AshokChauhan Reply:

    Kishore Biyani’s stores are still small in comparison.

  • Anonymous

    An article in favour of FDI

    FDI in multi-brand retail is good for the economy

    http://www.niticentral.com/2012/09/fdi-in-multi-brand-retail-is-good-for-the-economy.html

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Not convincing. I am a bit tied up and would respond later. I prefer staying away from the blogs on as many weekends as I could.

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  • Dr Mishra

    HERE IS RAVI
    ============
    Our old friend ravi is blogging elsewhere- http://www.firstpost.com/blogs/anti-islam-video-free-speech-at-what-cost-455326.html

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  • Anonymous

    Six killed during protest against desecration of holy book in Ghaziabad

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/noida/Six-killed-during-protest-against-desecration-of-holy-book-in-Ghaziabad/articleshow/16413096.cms

    LUCKNOW: Curfew was imposed in Dasna area of Ghaziabad after six people were killed and 12 injured, including two critically, in violence and arson during a protest against alleged desecration of the Quran. This is the sixth incident of communal violence in six months rule of Samajwadi Party so far.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Ghaziabad: The police have registered two FIRs, one for defacing a religious book and the other for the clashes. It claimed that more than 80 vehicles had been torched by the rioters. Several mediapersons covering the clashes had been beaten up and chased over a long distance. Many cameras were smashed. A radius of 2 km from the police station had been captured by the rioters. The mob had even looted some commuters. Only by late Friday night could some order be restored on NH-24.
    The state government has ordered a probe by the Meerut Range commissioner. Section 144 was imposed in the sensitive areas of Masuri and Dasna situated along the Delhi-Moradabad National Highway-24.
    The deceased have been identified as Amir (16), Wahid (18), Hyatt (35), Luqman (13), Wasim (18) and Asif (18).
    Two police personnel are battling for their lives in hospital after being injured in the violence in the Masuri area of Ghaziabad on Friday. They were identified as as head constable Roop Chand and constable Ramesh Chand. “Out of six persons, three persons died of bullet injuries, including one minor who got one bullet in his leg and could not get medical treatment on time. Two others died when they were hit with blunt objects,” SSP Prashant Kumar told TOI.
    At a joint briefing with Ghaziabad district magistrate Aparna Upadhyay, the SSP confirmed that some locals had found a defaced religious book and gone to Masuri police station in the evening to file a complaint. “Along with them, some bad elements also entered the police station around 6:30 pm. When the police was holding talks with them, hundreds of armed men barged in. Some went up to the terrace while many surrounded the police station. It was a horrible sight. The rioters brutally thrashed the policemen, pelted stones and set vehicles on fire,” the DM said.
    A senior police officer, on the condition of anonymity, said: “The chain of events indicate that the rioting, attack on police and other things did not occur all of sudden but was a result of a well thought out and properly planned conspiracy.” According to Meerut divisional commissioner Mrityunjay Narayan, the state government has announced a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh to the kin of the deceased and Rs. 50000-1 lakh for those with grievous injuries.
    On Saturday afternoon Shahi Imam Bukhari of Delhi’s Jama Masjid tried to reach the spot but was stopped at the UP gate near Indirapuram.

    http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOINEW&BaseHref=TOIBG/2012/09/16&PageLabel=15&EntityId=Ar01500&ViewMode=HTML

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  • Anonymous

    Last year, the ‘FDI in retail’ isue was discussed threadbare in this blog, with Manohar and Sanjay Dhawan becoming the torch bearers for the government on this issue, while the rest of us argued that it is not wise, that we don’t need FDI in retail, that we only need to streamline some of our delivery systems.

    Now we have a new protagonist, Ashok Chauhan, who seems to be passionate about the entry of Walmart, Hyper market and the other biggies.

    Do we see a new avtar of Pathakji here?

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    vijay ! Reply:

    Actually Pathak G has been caught in a trap. When Coalgate broke out, he blamed it ont he BJP and then proclaimed that there was no scam and gave a very lenghty explanation of why UPA was right in giving crony capitalist coalfields to the relatives of Congressmen.

    Alas!! Coal in now falling out of the Cholis and ghagras of the Congressis , left and right,

    So when the truth has come out to play
    Pathak G, has ran away !

    oye Pathak G, its okay!! So many of your earlier COngressi propoganda stories have been demolished here. Take Coalgate as another of those stories. You can now come here in an another avatar if you feel shy…

    Instead you should join the chorus and sing

    “Ghotale par ghotala…
    Koyla, 2g se bhi kaala… “

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Brilliant.

    Pathak G should heed the advice and return gracefully.

    Pathak G, all is forgiven , all is forgotten. Please, please return.

    We want you as Pathak G only.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    :) As Pathak or Prhalad or Prabhat or Nitin Aggarwal or Sanjay Dhawan or A…. C……

    All one and same thing! But he should come back…

  • Ravi

    Some Statistics for this blog for 2012:

    January 2012: - 970, 668, 900, 993. Average = 882

    February 2012: - 812, 565, 1718. Average = 1031

    March 2012: - 604, 865, 818, 962. Average = 812

    April 2012: - 1478, 713, 895, 1616. Average = 1175

    May 2012: - 1453, 1780, 1096. Average = 1443

    June 2012: - 1149, 375, 1607. Average = 1043

    July 2012: - 1447, 1475. Average = 1461

    August 2012: - 338, 704, 607. Average = 550

    September 2012: - 228, 255. Average = 241

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    Anonymous Reply:

    The Biggest commenter: Fake Ravi.
    Number of comments? 5067.
    Content:
    Anti India, anti Hindu,
    Modi, Modi, rape, rape.
    5000 rapes every day of dalit women by upper caste Hindus in India.

    After he ran away to Tora Bora, rape cases have disappeared, anti-Hindu garbage has also totally disappeared.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    But it still is the most happening blog on the net, where the particiapants know each other…

    Show me one blog on an Indian site which gets as many comments.

    I guess some of us are busy and unable to come too often

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  • Anonymous

    Ishwar,

    You will find this interesting.
    I am copy posting the comments I read on FDI from one of the reader.
    ——
    Agriculture: The Prime Minister has repeatedly projected FDI in
    retail as a boon for agriculture. Unfortunately, this is not true. Even
    in the U.S., big retail has not helped farmers — it is federal support
    that makes agriculture profitable. In its last Farm Bill in 2008, the
    U.S. made a provision of $307 billion for agriculture for the next five
    years. .
    Where is the justification for such massive support if big retail was
    providing farmers better prices? And let us not forget, despite these
    subsidies studies have shown that one farmer in Europe quits agriculture
    every minute.
    The second argument is that big retail will squeeze out middleman and
    therefore provide a better price to farmers. This is again not borne by
    facts. In the U.S., some studies have shown that the net income of
    farmers has come down from 70 per cent in the early 20th century to less
    than four per cent in 2005.
    This is because big retail actually brings in a new battery of middlemen
    — quality controller, standardiser, certification agency, processor,
    packaging consultants etc. It is these middlemen who walk away with the
    profits and the farmer is left to survive on the subsidy dole.
    Monopolistic power enables these companies to go in for predatory
    pricing. Empirical studies have shown that consumer prices in
    supermarkets in Latin America, Africa and Asia have remained higher than
    the open market by 20 to 30 per cent.
    And finally, the argument that multi-brand retail will provide adequate
    scientific storage and thereby save millions of tonnes of food grains
    from rotting. I don’t know where in the world big retail has provided
    backend grain storage facilities?
    FDI is already allowed in storage, and no investment has come in. Let it
    also be known that even the 30-per-cent local sourcing clause for
    single-brand retail has already been challenged and quietly put in cold
    storage by the Ministry of Commerce.
    Employment: The Indian retail market is estimated to be around
    $400 billion with more than 12 million retailers employing 40 million
    people. Ironically, Wal-Mart’s turnover is also around $420 billion, but
    it employs only 2.1 million people. If Wal-Mart can achieve the same
    turnover with hardly a fraction of the workforce employed by the Indian
    retail sector, how do we expect big retail to create jobs? It is the
    Indian retail sector which is a much bigger employer, and big retail
    will only destroy millions of livelihoods.
    State government’s prerogative: Very cleverly, the Central
    government has allowed the State governments the final say in allowing
    FDI in retail. This may to some extent pacify those State governments
    opposed to big retail. However, the industry is upbeat and knows well
    that as per international trade norms, member countries have to provide
    national treatment. Being a signatory to Bilateral Investment promotion
    and Protection Agreements (BIPAs), India has to provide national
    treatment to the investors. Agreements with more than 70 countries have
    already been signed. State governments will, therefore, have to open up
    for big retail. Industries will use the legal option to force the States
    to comply.
    And more importantly, let us look at how the virus of big retail
    spreads, even if the promise is to keep it confined to major cities.
    Recently, a New York Times expose showed how Wal-Mart had
    captured nearly 50 per cent of Mexico’s retail market in 10 years. What
    is important here is that as per the NYT disclosure “the Mexican
    subsidiary of Wal-Mart, which opened 431 stores in 2011, had paid bribes
    and an internal enquiry into the matter has been suppressed at
    corporate headquarters in Arkansas”. ———

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    Anonymous Reply:

    I think the biggest advantage of FDI in retail will be that Walmart will teach our farmers how to stop committing suicide and quit agriculture like their European counterparts.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Agree with you.

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    Praveen Saxena Reply:

    Shenoy Saab , Mohan
    I miss GAAR ,which Pranab Mukerjea had introduced. All the SCAM money of Coalgate , 2G , CWG . Air India ,etc which tie members of this most corrupt government took out shall now come back lily white as FDI .
    To quote Mamta Banerjee ” Loot cholche “.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Praveen,

    You are probably right. Stock markets going up is perhaps
    beacause of those ill gotten money comming back .

  • Anonymous

    India flubs on 26/11 probe clause, Pak wants to ‘forget it’……..TIMES OF INDIA

    As he stood next to Pakistan’s gorgeous foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar at the foreign office in Islamabad last week, external affairs minister S M Krishna fluffed his lines, apparently forgot his brief and completely mixed up India’s carefully calibrated strategy on the need for Pakistan’s establishment to deliver on the Mumbai attacks — even as Delhi was ready to throw open the doors to enhanced travel, trade and investment for its people. In the space of a breath, Krishna changed his mind three times on whether or not there were pre-conditions to a visit by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Pakistan in the near future. Then he pointed out that the PM’s schedule is booked months in advance, implying that Pakistan was not part of the itinerary. In fact, this is something Manmohan Singh has never said himself.
    http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ist/entry/india-flubs-on-26-11-probe-clause-pak-wants-to-forget-it

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    Anonymous Reply:

    I don’t blame S M Krishna. Any man, specially of the age of S M Krishna
    will be floored by the beauty of Ms. Khar. Thank god that he did not cross
    any line only fluffed few lines.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    Jaswant Singh was the last good FM we had. The present guy Krishana is too confused and innocent to understand foreign policy. Maybe he should manage his Cafe coffee day chain instead.

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  • Ravi

    टीचर: अगर भारत के प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी होते तो भारत का क्या हाल होता.

    संता: बनग्लाहोर का तो कुछ मालूम नहीं, पर पंजाब, उत्तर प्रदेश, मध्य प्रदेश, राजस्थान, गुजरात, और हरयान सब जल कर फूँक हो गया होता.

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  • Ravi

    टीचर: अगर भारत के प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी होते तो भारत का क्या हाल होता.

    संता: बनग्लाहोर का तो कुछ मालूम नहीं, पर पहले तो अखंड भारत के तीन टुकड़े थे, दुसरे विभाजन के बाद एक खंड और पैदा हो जाता. चलो कोई नुक्सान नहीं छोटे भारत में राम राज्य तो स्थापन हो जाता

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  • Ravi

    टीचर: अगर भारत के प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी होते तो भारत का क्या हाल होता.

    संता: बनग्लाहोर का तो कुछ मालूम नहीं, पर उनके यार वाजपेयी ने समझोते की बस चलाई थी और यह म्हाशे अमन का रथ चलाते.

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  • vijay !

    @ Ravi

    Is this your tactic to divert attention away from the latest spell of violence by Pakistanis against the uS?

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  • Dr Mishra

    RAVI AND SHAN- they went away, the people who loved to attack them went away- and the number of posts declined.
    Now Ravi is back and he will give us a twisted warped response as to how just like muslims are killing and bombing all over the world for a **** film, so too are the Hindus bad because they objected to Husaains paintings.
    Martha Nutbomb said so. Brace yourself for the onslaught folks , haha

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  • Anonymous

    Is FDI investment is the most important foreign investment for India? or is it something else – infrastructure, defence production, clean water ….Why is Dr MMS willing to sacrifice his ministry for a silly thing?

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Aap aam ko tulna kar rahe hain anaar se,
    do alag alag cheeze hain jaane jate hain apne apne khubiyaan se;

    FDI laata hai desh mein bahaar se paisa,
    sulk se hota hai samajik vikaas, arthvyasthaa mein ata naya umang ubhre hue sooraj jaisa;

    jokhim uthanaa ek achha prashasak ka lakshan hai,
    MMS doobara aaj wahi kia jo woh pehle bhi kia hai.

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  • Anonymous

    EVOLUTION OF MAN:

    SHAADI KE PEHLE: HERO NO 1
    SHAADI KE BAAD: COOLIE NO 1

    SHAADI KE PEHLE: MAINE PYAAR KIYA
    SHAADI KE BAAD: MAINE KYA KIYA ?

    SHAADI KE PEHLE: JAANEMAN MAT JAO
    SHAADI KE BAAD: JAAN MAT KHAO

    SHAADI KE PEHLE: TUM BIN RAHA NA JAAYE
    SHAADI KE BAAD: TUMKO SAHA NA JAAYE

    SHAADI KE PEHLE: KUCH TOH BOLO
    SHAADI KE BAAD: KABHI  CHUP BHI HO LO

    SHAADI KE PEHLE: “I LOVE YOU”
    SHAADI KE BAAD: AAJ PHIR AALU?

    SHAADI KE PEHLE: MILNE KAB AAOGI?
    SHAADI KE BAAD: MAIKE KAB JAAOGI

    BUT HE STILL WANTS TO GET MARRIED.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    do pehlu, do rang, do roop

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  • vijay !

    ————————————————————————————————————-
    ~~~ SHINDE REVEALS CONGRESS CHORI MINDSET ~~~~~~
    ————————————————————————————————————

    We all know the home Minister Sushil Shinde is there becasue of his total “NAUKERCY:”
    mindset. Infact dynasites need incompetent naukers, and after Sihnde failed India by giving it the world’s largest powercut, Baby G and Digviash G jumped with joy that they have managed to locate an idiot fit for promotion as Home Minister, an idiot who would be a total slave dutring the run up to 2014.

    Well this nauker has revealed something which we all knew about the Congress. That it was proud of the loot in Bofors and is proud of the loot in Coalgate. Shinde has declared that the public has a short memory and as Bofors loot was accepted by India, they should accept the koyla loot…

    Wah !! Wah Cognress Wah !! What a party !!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    What Shinde has said is not wrong. It is a fact that public has very short memory and they normally forget these issues very soon. Actually it becomes the job of opposition and media to keep these issues alive and they maintain pressure on government to come clean of these issues.
    But, we all know this never happens and that is one of the reason that our politicians are getting bolder day by day and are regularly indulging
    in frauds and scams as they know that they can get away with.

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  • Anonymous

    A Medical Fact
    +++++++++++++

    At one point Vijay Mallya had Piles of Cash.

    Now the Cash has gone and only the Piles remain.

    This condition is medically called King Fissure !

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  • http://twitter.com/Farrukhabadi Praveen Saxena

    Sudarshanji is no more..and a RSS stalwart is gone… I just read an column written by Tarun Vijay . on Sudarshanji. Even to us , from media reports he came across as a person who took a strict view of issues.

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    Ravi Reply:

    So one fascist laments the passing of another. May the departed rest in peace and the other one joins him before he starts to miss him.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    You are already there with your 72 virgins. Why bother about a dead and gone Sudarshan?

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  • Anonymous

    Rahul G hain congress aur Sonia ke babua
    woh bane pradhaani, yah hai hamari dua
    Lekin U.P. mein woh jo chahte the wah na hua
    woh PM nahin ban sakte, yah hai ek sachchai kadua.

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Sambhaal ke rakhna apna duayen, kaam mein ayega Modi ke liye,
    Chahte hue bhi ban na paya pradhan mantri Advani apke dua mein na hai dum isliye;

    kadua sach gale mein utar lo, neend ayegi raat mein,
    nehi toh bilbiaate rahoge humesha sapno mein;

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Atyaachaari G,

    Modi doesn’t need my ‘duaen’, because crores of Indians are looking upto him to save this sorry country of ours from the vile “shikanja” of the dirty dozen headed by the rajmata.

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    jab neekalega uske shikanje se gujrat,
    hadiya neekalenge bohat uska almaari se girenge kate hue haat;

    Isliye woh kar raha hai humesha praathana Ram ko,
    kahin koi aur CD toh na chuppa hai koi leke bhaage bazaar ko;

    ghut ghut ke marta rehta hai humesa iss durr se,
    rasi ko saanp samjhta hai darta hai apna chhai se.

    Anonymous Reply:

    If there is no congress at all in Gujarat or it is there but lying dormant, mortally injured and brain dead, Gujarat elections are going to be a cake walk for Modi.

    Pathakji, please learn not to be heart-broken in December. Steel yourself right from now.

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Tees saal ke baad bhi Mamta ne bhagaya communistyon ko Bangal se,
    950 crore ka India Shining kharcha na bacha paya Vajpayee ko Sonia se;

    Jab ata hai samay kisi ka jaane ka, koi rok na paye bhi kans ko,
    Jab ayega Pathak tumhare ghar bolega tumhe chup chap baithe AajTak dekhne ko.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Rahul is an international leader, he can contest elections in Italy too-says Narendra Modi.

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Sahi kaha baat Modi Rahul ke baare mein,
    woh Italy mein bhi ladh sakta hai, khud toh kha jayega maat Patna mein.

    Anonymous Reply:

    But he will not win even in Amethi this time.

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Iss baar, iss baar bol bol ke saja rahe ho sapna,
    har paanch saal ke baad rote ho dookh apna.

  • Anonymous

    There is a bill in parliament about reservations in promotions.

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Kitne neeche jaoge aur deekhane apna ghinonapan,
    mazak udaate ho OBC aur bikalangon ka kaise karta hai tumhaara mun;

    Samajh na aye karen tum se baaten kya diye sanmaan,
    Aina mein kaise dekhte ho chehra apna kahan hai tumhara atma-sanmaan.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    It is neither a joke nor “vikalaangon ka apmaan” as you have so self-righteously put it.

    This is THE REALITY OF INDIA TODAY.

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    khali deemag bhoot ka karkhana hai,
    aap uska bohat bada udharan hai;

    Praveen Saxena Reply:

    Yeh buddhi ka viklaang hai
    na iska koi samman hai
    bhrasht sarkar ka vartmaan hai
    kya dalali ka naya kirtimaan hai

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Wah, Praveen Saxenaji, Wah!

    Buddhi ka vikalaang!! aur vakrabuddhi bhi!!!!!!!!!!!

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Sahi kaha aap ne yeh “bikalaang budhhi” ka lakhan hai,
    ek ghinona harkat ka misaal hai;

    Jiska mansika santulan kho jaata hai wahi aisa behuda harkat kar sakta hai,
    sirf ek madyap hi doosra madyap ka wah wah kar sakta hai.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Perfect cartoon.

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  • Anonymous

    Boss to a lady aspiring to be secretary.

    What is the difference between a paper clip and a screw?

    Lady : I don’t know as I have never been clipped.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Her next remark would have been, “And Sir, I am willing to learn”

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  • Anonymous

    Distinguished army hero General Jacob lamenting about our country not honouring its soldiers. He says it is a national commitment in other countries..

    http://www.indianexpress.com/story-print/1002219/

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    Anonymous Reply:

    When our politicians are free from looting, appeasing, stopping parament functioning, announcing and taking part in bandhs than they may think of honouring our soldiers.

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  • Anonymous

    Gopi, Islamic fundamentalists and Christian NGOs are maligning and harassing Mata Amritanandamayi in Kerala. Do you have any information on this?

    Time to stop vilification campaign against Amma

    By Leela Menon

    http://newindianexpress.com/opinion/article607927.ece

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    Anonymous Reply:

    BVS
    Matha Amrithanandamayi has been a target of Muslim groups (and to a lesser extent by foreign Christian NGOss) because of her success in charity works, hospitals, colleges , and sheer number of followers worldwide.

    Two months ago, a young man from the audience ran to the dias during Amma darshan uttering an Islamic player. Amma’s bodyguards thought him to be a Jehadist, subdued him, and later handed over to the police. This young man, Satnam Singh, was moved to a mental hospital after the police medical examiner assessed him to be a mental case. He was put in a room with two other mental patients; it seems violence broke out between them, hospital employees got involved, and Satnam was found dead in the cell.

    The video evidence shows that Satnam did not have any beating marks when he left Mata’s Ashram, but had several beating marks few days after when hew as found dead in the cell.

    Muslim groups are complaining that Mata’s people were involved behind the scene in the beating of Satnam Singh. There is another group that maintains that the Muslim politicos arranged to murder the boy so they can blame Mata.

    My assessment is that he died of a heart attack resulting from the violence of the hospital orderlies – The language barrier complicated the issue further.

    The Muslim league has been trying to keep Congress ministers away from affiliating with Mata – Oomen Chjandy and AK Antony are followers of Mata. Muslim league is now putting pressure on them to make statements against Mata Ashram in connection with the death of Satnam Singh; but so far they have kept away from the frey.

    .

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Whether it is religion, business, sports, or education, politics is
    involved in every field.

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  • Anonymous

    THIS IS FOR ATHYAACHAARI, PATHAKJI AND VINODJI:
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    RAHUL’S ENDLESS WOES++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The beleaguered congress general secretary, Rahul
    Gandhi, whose leadership qualities are beingquestioned in India and abroad, came
    to his parliamentary constituency to woo the elctorate who had protested
    frequent power outages, shabby roads and other civic amenities during his last
    visit. “WHen you cannot provide us even bijli, sadak and paani, why should we
    vote you?” was the general reaction of the locals. So he came this time on
    September 13 and 14 to address their grievances.But his second visit after the
    2012 Assembly election debacle of his party boomeranged on him. At a time when
    he was convincing rural folks that their problems would be heard, his party-led
    government at the centre announced a sharp hike in prices of diesel and LPG
    cylinders which triggered protests in Amethi before him

    “Instead of trying to control the price rise, his
    government was further increasing it” cried the protesters against rahul, whose
    woes are not going to end soon.

    https://www.buyandread.com/custom/ePaper.htm?pub=tnie_ctybng

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    Anonymous Reply:

    THIS ONE TOO IS SPECIALLY FOR ATHYAACHAARI:

    Muslim girls and women waiting to greet Modi:

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Foto chipka diya dekha nehi ladkyion ke sakal pe hansi hai ya na nehi,
    deemag hai sukhe hue neembu jaisa jabardasti ka misaal joh tumne pehchana nehi;

    Sharm se jhuka hai sar intezaar kar rahe hai kab khatam hoga yeh nazraana,
    bhigi billi ke tarah khade hain saare ghar walon ka chinta hai jo apna.

    Bol apne Modi ko pehchane logon ke sakal pe chintan,
    Aina mein sirf na dekhe apna muskurahatein, balon mein sirf na laye parivartan.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    A fantastic apt description – ‘deemag hai sukhe hue neembu jaisa’.

    Anonymous Reply:

    One more proof for the engriches, fake Ravis and all the pseudo secular lap dogs of the foreign mata:

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Yaad deelaya yeh chhavi ‘hitler’ ka paachaasvaan janmadin ka smaroh, badhaa rahe the log milanee haat,
    aise hi jaise yeh muslanmaan kar rahe hain Modi ke saath;

    Chhaviyon mein koi pharakh nehi sirf Modi 62 ka hai aur woh 50 ka tha,
    Modi aaj wahi kar raha hai joh barson pehle hitler kar raha tha.

    Thodi dur mein poonch hilate hue jaate rehna julus ke peechhe,
    Modi jaane ke baad sunna logon ka tippni hai kitne achhe.

    Anonymous Reply:

    engrich empotional atyachar kab se ban gaya?
    jabse Vinodji ne usse laath maar ke bhaga diya.

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Dushmani hai kya humse ya kya laga nehi pate ho humare gun ka daam,
    kabhi dete ho sabashi kisiko, kabhi lete ho kisi aur ka naam.

    pankaj#1 Reply:

    Shenoy sahab;
    Yes, this reinforces the impression that secularists are more loyal than King and do not understand meaning of secularism.
    Many Arabs9 as seen in photographs) are ready to do business with him and Gujrat. US senators want to invite him to woo Indians. China is more than ready to do business with him. World over, he is perceived as a good leader. And this is -Asahneey- to psuedos and few disruptives, who visit this blog, wearing cloak of Indians and Gujratis. This is clear as daylight.

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  • Anonymous

    Narendra Modi showcases testimonials from Justice Krishna Iyer, N Vittal

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Narendra-Modi-showcases-testimonials-from-Justice-Krishna-Iyer-N-Vittal/articleshow/16436400.cms

    In the first letter published by Modi, Justice Iyer writes, “I am immensely happy with your letter and the great energy radicalism you have achieved. How I wish Indian political leadership had the same inventive or at least innovative march with one vision: to wipe every tear from every eye.”

    In the second letter, Justice Iyer writes, “You are a super patriot and your stature is beyond any particular party. Do continue the national mission you have undertaken. Indian history of the 20th century will not be complete without an excellent reference to the majestic contribution you have made in the field of Indian Energy Unlimited.”

    In his letter to Modi, former CVC N Vittal writes, “You have set before our nation an excellent example of what can be achieved if absolute political integrity and commitment to good governance are combined in a leader. You have also shown how openness to new ideas and political courage to take even unpopular but sound decisions in the interest of development and good governance can work wonders.”

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Now all the Atyacharis, engriches, and other fakes will start foaming at their mouths.

    They will call Justice Krishna Iyer a senile old man, Sonia Gandhi will say, Iyer ki dimagi haalat theek nahin hai”

    The Leftists and fellow travellers will rush to issue press statements, disowning Justice Iyer.

    As for former CVC, Vittal, they may issue statements saying Vittal was the most corrupt CVC ever.

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  • Anonymous

    There are now emtionally disturbed, ardently passionate supporters of Walmart’s entry into India. The following news item should be of interest to all these pseudo socialist converts:

    WALMART JUST CAN’T BITE INTO THE BIG APPLE
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    New York: New York city has rebuffed attempts by Walmart to open a store, making it one of the last remaining US cities that the supermarket giant has failed to crack.

    The company had earmarked a new shopping centre being built in Brooklyn as the site to open its first New York city store. But opposition to Walmart has always been strong in the country’s largest city and amid mounting protests, they withdrew from the project last week.

    Opposition to Walmart in the city is driven by what protesters say is the chain’s history of low wages and poor employee benefits. There are also fears from the unions that the company’s low prices will hurt the profit margins of other shops, endangering the jobs of its members.

    Building a stand alone store is difficult, as it requires approval fromthe city council nad many members rely on the union support. However, opening in a shopping centre is much less troublesome, as the mall already has buildingapproval and the council has no control over who its tenants are. The plan led to opponents accuins Walmart of getting in through the back door. And now it looks like the space will be occupied by another super market chain.

    New Indian Express, 18th Sept., 2012.

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  • http://twitter.com/Farrukhabadi Praveen Saxena

    Excerpts from a column written by Ms Sheela Bhatt , News Editor of Rediff.com , today..
    ” The flood of scams threatening to drown her party prove that the Congress party has again turned into a gigantic, pan-Indian machinery to make money from crony capitalists, their agents and fixers — who are ready to loot and plunder resources that are the property of the Indian people.

    To be fair to Sonia, this malady is not new to the Congress party. Since the days of Indira Gandhi’s post-Emergency rule, the Congress party — and in turn India — has been in the grip of shady operators who have been using politicians to pursue their own economic goals. Now, the disease has become cancerous, and has spread to most parties and most states.”
    The column can be read on that web-site.
    When senior editors start writing like this under their byeline , it shows which way the political wind has started blowing…is it “Chali Hawa Namo Namo “

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  • Anonymous

    Kasab pleads for mercy.

    Hearing this, I am sure we will see tears flowing from the eyes of MadamSoniaji.

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    Praveen Saxena Reply:

    I see another problem …his petition shall be placed after Afzal Guru’s petition , and it can be disposed after the earlier one. , other wise Pranab Babu may invite the charge of being selective and favouritism.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Poor Pranab Da. Sonia Gandhi will not give him permission to
    decide on the mercy petition of Afzar Guru and till that is done
    he cannot make any decision on Kasab. These both will remian
    our honourable guests for a very long time.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    this is the COngress polciy of tarring Muslims. All the Muslims I know hate Afzal Guru and Kasab. But the mentally challenged Congress sees Afzal Guru as a vote bank. Its former Home Minister, Shivraj patil the vastrapurush, wanted Guru and Kasab freed in exchange of Sarabjeet.

    What a darpok nauker type party… !! :)

    Vinodji you should try for a Rajya Sabha Seat from a decent outfit like BJP or IAC. Why get a seat from a party which wants naukers?

    Anonymous Reply:

    And Manmohan Singh will certainly lose sleep for three days.

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  • Anonymous

    PIL in Gujarat HC challenges Sonia’s photos in Union govt advertisements

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/PIL-in-Gujarat-HC-challenges-Sonias-photos-in-Union-govt-advertisements/articleshow/16447953.cms

    AHMEDABAD: A PIL has been filed in the Gujarat high court seeking a prohibition order on central government’s advertisements carrying photos of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who does not hold any constitutional position.

    Dhaval Shah, a resident of the city through this PIL, has sought court’s directions to the ministry of information and broadcasting and the ministry of statistics and programme implementation to stop publication and withdrawal of advertisements being published and telecast in the state ahead of the elections.

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  • Anonymous

    Our Home Minister, Shinde Saab says that like Bofors, people will forget coalgate too.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    Pathak G is also waiting for us to forget his comments where he lauded the COngress policy of alloting coal to mama, chacha, bhaitja of Congressis… and most of all to the naukers of the dyansty. Only when we forget, will Pathak g make a comeback…

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    Anonymous Reply:

    @ Vijay

    Dude, r u still duelling with Pathak G? Well I do remember two or three very lengthy baseline battles.

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  • Anonymous

    Mamta Di withdraws support to UPA government.

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  • Anonymous

    HI guys!t

    just back from an internship with an auto major in germany! Well first comments…

    —> Germans are racists to a huge extent

    Second comment

    —-> They have a hugely efficient society compared to us !

    But back to the bolog topic. I think we need not bother too much about Pakistan. Its a doomed state and anybody wanting to engage with it will only get infected.

    Asar as India is concerned, we need to implement changes fast INCLUDING FDI in retail.. But without crony capitalism, Congress style.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Pervez

    Wel come back. Nice to see you on this blog. I hope very soon we will hear from you that you are planning to make a car in our country in completion to BMW and Mercedes.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Thanks! Mohan sir !

    Well I did see one of the companies in operation. They do things quite comprehensively and to a complete degree of perfection. I wish we somehow get that culture here in India.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Take good ideas from Germany and implement here. You can start by implementing in your organization. I wish you all the best.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Parvez,

    nice and good to read tour posts here after a long absence.

    Yes, Germany is legendary in its efficiency and development. It has also not much changed from the days of Hitler. Only the focus might have changed. Marginally at that. It is wrong and bad to compare India and Germany. Both are poles apart.

    Pakistan may be a doomed country, but it is a nation of fanatics, as you can make out from the posts of fake Ravi here. The fear is when they finally are destroyed by the jihadis like this fake Ravi, we cannot remain unaffected.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Parvez

    Welcome back!
    Build even better plants here, create employment.
    All the best and blessings!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Gopi,

    How are you?

    Today, P.Narayan Kurup, the well known poet, has come out strongly opposing the harassment being meted out to Mata Amritanandamayi by some Muslim extremist organisations.

    http://newindianexpress.com/opinion/article609266.ece

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    Anonymous Reply:

    BVS
    Thanks. We had a tanker explosion few weeks ago clsoe to my house, 21 people were killed, properties were burned. I am involved in community activities; away from the blog for a while; but will get back.

    Narayana Kurup is almost correct. (btw he is not a big time poet – ONV kurup, Shrimathi Sugatha Kumari, Balachandran Chullikad etc are the leading great poets here)

    The boy who created the problem is a Hindu boy from Bihar. He did utter “Allah hu Akbar, Bismillah..” and ran to the dias. He was not beaten by the Ashram people. However, he died in the hospital cell from beatings by the hospital orderlies.

    There are sevreal theories floating around. The Muslim organizations have been trying to corner Mata Ashram for a while; this has given them a fodder. However, it is not going to work out. Or let me put in another way – Muslim League will never win in Kerala if Amritanandamayi is framed. So, the official Muslim League is distancing; hower the JEhadi groups (who operate openly!) such as PFI/NDI/SDPI (all ex Simi) have been spreading rumours and writng articles that the state is not investigating the Ashram because the Hindu and Christian ministers are Mata’s followers.

  • Ravi

    आजा अब तो आजा मेरी किस्मत के खरीदार
    नीलाम हो रही है मेरी चाहत सर -इ -बाज़ार

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    Anonymous Reply:

    What made you go for an auction… I hope it is not an allotment coalgate style !

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    Anonymous Reply:

    @ Ravi

    So what is the latest obsession on this blog? or is it all quiet on Eastern front for a change?

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    Ravi Reply:

    Parvez bhai

    With no malice in my mind, may I suggest that you address such questions to those here who are in a position to answer. I am not.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    The only new development is fake Ravi’s renewed efforts to re-enter, after he was successfully driven away for his anti-Infda and anti-Hindu outpourings of garbage.

    It looks like his jihadi comrade, engrich too is back in a concerted move with fake Ravi. Only, engrich this time is loosemotionalatyachari.

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    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Kya karen hum aap ka, har din neembu sukta jaata hai,
    kaatna bhi ab muskil ho gaya, chikitsk ki chhuri ab kum padne laga hai;

    paresaan ho rahe hai chikitsak saare,
    kaise kare chikistka deemaag aap ka yeh beechaar kar rahe hain aap ke baare;

    Rakhne laayak hai deemag aap ka sanghralaya mein,
    aise bhi na lagaate ho deemag likhne blog mein;

    Kya pharakh padega aap ke paas deemaag ho ya na ho,
    taali tab bhi bajayenge har baat pe aap ke doston kuchh dum ho na ho.

    Om ganeshaya bolke chhod aao deemaag shanghralaya mein,
    sirf smaranskati saath le aana rakh kar jeb mein.

    Praveen Saxena Reply:

    Itne naam badal kar… kahin bhool na jayein asli naam
    asmanjas mein pad jayengey pitaji kya diya tha to bete ko naam
    akhir Kya baat hai jo beta badalta rehta hai naam
    kaun se gunaah karta hai ..kahin police mein na ho jaye badnaam

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Deemagi haalat abhi theeck hai karo na chinta, kyuon udas ho rahe ho,
    baandh lo ghanti kamar mein sabko pata rahe tum kahan ja rahe ho;

    Naam wahi hai, aur kaam bhi wahi karna hai naarebaaji khatam,
    chalta rahega atyachaar jab tak shanti na denkhe sach bole maa kasam;

    Anonymous Reply:

    Praveen Saxenaji,

    Desh droh is sub se badaa droh,, gunah. This is what engrich urf Ram autar urf Kalicharan urf etc., etc, urf loosemotionalatyachar has done to this country.

    As you rightly said, this desh drohi will forget his own parents, as he has already done gaddari to the country that gave him everything.

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Lagta hai aaj kaal aap ko ho raha hai loose motion,
    neekaal rahe hain pichkari jaise aap bohat kadua emotion;

    Desh aap ka baap ka jagir nehi hai,
    jo aap doosron ko deshdroh bula rahe hain;

    Thoda apne aap ko neeche le aao;
    uchhal ke jyaada upar na jao;

    jitna upar chadne ko koshish karoge,
    girne par utna hi dookh paoge;

    Sambhal sambhal ke paon rakhna dheere dheere,
    girne ka durr humesha hai yahan mere pyaare.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Fake Ravi,
    तेरी किस्मत में देश-द्रोह ही लिखा है
    तेरा ईमान पाकिस्तान को बिका है

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  • Anonymous

    Finally, Mamta Banerji has bitten the bullet and pulled out of the UPA.

    It was a valiant effort by Vinodji and another congress naukar journalist Jha on Times Now TV defending the congress even at this late hour!

    While Vinodji was trying to “analyse” Mamta’s actions and calculations, Jha was all praise for Manmohan Singh’s new economic reforms.

    Arnab Goswami was all tongue-in-cheek asking Jha to be realistic and see the writing on the wall.

    The bottom line is that this withdrawal of partnership is a huge psychological blow to the congress, which was priding itself on its “ability” to manage allies like Mulayam and Mayawati, with the CBI dhanda, but it could do nothing with a Mamta, who is, visibly too, poorer than a church mouse.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    To avoid such thing in future, now Congress will make sure that they only ally with parties full of crooks.

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    Praveen Saxena Reply:

    Shenoy Saab , Mohan bhai
    It was surprising to see the anger on Mamta’s face and the allegations she made against the Congress Party when she addressed the Press. ..”loot cholche” , “FDI was brought in to divert the attention from Coalgate”…”the politics of blackmail of the Congress Party ” etc etc … .and after all this what did Janardan Dwivedi say ..”she is still our valuable ally and we have the highest respect her “.
    It was a very submissive and chastened Congress spokesperson when he said that …but will it continue that way ? No… if the final break comes .. and just in 2-3 days ..this very Congressman shall start abusing TMC and Mamta . When they did not spare the Supreme Court or the CAG … will any mercy be shown to Mamta ? …No sir we shall see the worst stone pelting .

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Praveen Saxenaji,

    I agree with you. What Dwivedi left unsaid was “saali, kambakht, ek bhi CBI case nahin hai iss ke khilaaf, nahin to hum bhi dekh lete yah UPA kaise chod deti.”

    Praveen Saxena Reply:

    Very true .. Shenoy Saab

  • Anonymous

    A man walks into a drug store
    with his 8-year old son.

    They happen to walk by the
    condom display, and the Boy
    asks, ‘What are these, Dad?’
    To which the man
    matter-of-factly replies, ‘Those are called condoms,
    son. Men use them to have safe
    sex.”
    Oh I
    see,’ replied the boy.’ Yes, I’ve heard of that in health class at
    school.’

    He looks over the display and
    picks up a Package of 3 and asks, ‘Why are there 3 in this
    package?’
    The dad
    replies, ‘Those
    are for high schoolboys, one for Friday, one for Saturday, and one For
    Sunday.
    ‘Cool’ says the boy.

    He notices a 6 pack and
    asks, ‘Then
    who are these for?’
    Those are for college men,’ the
    dad answers,
    ‘TWO for Friday, TWO for
    Saturday and TWO for Sunday.’
    ‘WOW!’
    exclaimed the boy, ‘then who uses THESE?’ he asks, picking up a 12
    Pack.
    With a sigh and a tear in his
    eye, the dad replied, ‘Those
    are for Married men. One for January, one for February, one for
    March……..’

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  • Anonymous

    A man walks into a drug store
    with his 8-year old son.

    They happen to walk by the
    condom display, and the Boy
    asks, ‘What are these, Dad?’
    To which the man
    matter-of-factly replies, ‘Those are called condoms,
    son. Men use them to have safe
    sex.”
    Oh I
    see,’ replied the boy.’ Yes, I’ve heard of that in health class at
    school.’

    He looks over the display and
    picks up a Package of 3 and asks, ‘Why are there 3 in this
    package?’
    The dad
    replies, ‘Those
    are for high schoolboys, one for Friday, one for Saturday, and one For
    Sunday.
    ‘Cool’ says the boy.

    He notices a 6 pack and
    asks, ‘Then
    who are these for?’
    Those are for college men,’ the
    dad answers,
    ‘TWO for Friday, TWO for
    Saturday and TWO for Sunday.’
    ‘WOW!’
    exclaimed the boy, ‘then who uses THESE?’ he asks, picking up a 12
    Pack.
    With a sigh and a tear in his
    eye, the dad replied, ‘Those
    are for Married men. One for January, one for February, one for
    March……..’

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  • Anonymous

    A man walks into a drug store
    with his 8-year old son.

    They happen to walk by the
    condom display, and the Boy
    asks, ‘What are these, Dad?’
    To which the man
    matter-of-factly replies, ‘Those are called condoms,
    son. Men use them to have safe
    sex.”
    Oh I
    see,’ replied the boy.’ Yes, I’ve heard of that in health class at
    school.’

    He looks over the display and
    picks up a Package of 3 and asks, ‘Why are there 3 in this
    package?’
    The dad
    replies, ‘Those
    are for high schoolboys, one for Friday, one for Saturday, and one For
    Sunday.
    ‘Cool’ says the boy.

    He notices a 6 pack and
    asks, ‘Then
    who are these for?’
    Those are for college men,’ the
    dad answers,
    ‘TWO for Friday, TWO for
    Saturday and TWO for Sunday.’
    ‘WOW!’
    exclaimed the boy, ‘then who uses THESE?’ he asks, picking up a 12
    Pack.
    With a sigh and a tear in his
    eye, the dad replied, ‘Those
    are for Married men. One for January, one for February, one for
    March……..’

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  • Anonymous

    VHP files case over JNU beef festival
    The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Thursday filed a police complaint demanding the arrest of those organising a Beef Festival here, saying the proposed event had hurt Hindu sentiments.

    The VHP said it filed a case under the Indian Penal Code against students and staff members organising the festival at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNJ).

    A VHP delegation also called on JNU Vice Chancellor Sudhir Kumar Sopory and sought “stern action” against the organisers.

    The concerned students, it said, should be barred from fighting elections and also ousted from the university, a VHP statement said.

    A VHP leader warned that if JNU did not prevent the festival, it would “face the music”.
    http://newindianexpress.com/nation/article606145.ece

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    Anonymous Reply:

    HC ruling says:

    The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the city police were today ordered by the Delhi High Court to ensure that no beef and pork food festival is held in the central university campus

    http://www.ptinews.com/news/2980863_No-beef—pork-festival-in-JNU-campus—Delhi-High-Court

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Great news. It is a positive action by the HC.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Great news as I don’t eat either beef or pork . Whenever they
    plan to have mutton – goat/lamb – , chicken or fish festival than
    I will also join them.

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    Anonymous Reply:

    :-)

    You have to join me first on your next visit to Delhi – we love anyone who loves food – particularly of chicken/mutton/fish variety. Hope to see you soon!!

    Anonymous Reply:

    Inshallah

    pankaj#1 Reply:

    Shenoy sahab;
    This sopory guy appears to be Tapori.
    While, I have no quarrel with people eating beef, a FESTIVAL for the same purpose appear to be deliberate attempt to provoke non beef eaters. League mentality in full display.

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  • Anonymous

    Yesterday, Mamta Banerji withdrew her “support” to the UPA.

    In the press conference, she spoke in three languages, Bengali, Hindi and English, successfully confusing everybody in all the three languages!

    A fantastic feat for any politician!!!!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    She should have spoken in Italian also.
    How would Ms. Gandhi know that Mamta has withdrawn the support.?

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Mamta di was very very angry; she thought it is enough if I abuse congress in the three languages I don’t know.

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  • Anonymous

    Stop eating up flyers’ food, Air India tells stewards

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Stop-eating-up-flyers-food-Air-India-tells-stewards/articleshow/16456549.cms

    NEW DELHI: Air India has issued a circular asking cabin crew to behave themselves mid-air, in the face of many complaints about them consuming passengers’ meals and their boisterous guffaws in the galley area.

    ———-

    It seems to reduce their losses Air India management has stopped providing
    food to their crew

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  • vijay !

    —————————————————————————————————
    ~~~ TIME FOR UPA TO GO !!!!!!!!!!!
    —————————————————————————————————

    The UPA is by all means a discredited corrupt to the core family enterprise. It should just go… resign and make a face saving exit !

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    pankaj#1 Reply:

    Bilkul theek kaha.
    Congress should work at least for 10 years, in an out of power mode, work as a responsible opposition, with a solid nationalistic and genuine secularist political ideology, along with clearly demonstrated humbleness and documented service to Indians. Congress in present form has the distinction of enjoying power before serving masses, as it was hijacked somewhere in 70s.

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    vijay ! Reply:

    I think we should request Vinodji to take this up in the next blog. In case the COngress says that it does not want power for the next ten years and then sends all its cadres to work along with the people, then the fakes and frauds and the power hungry will leave the Congress.

    In the end even if there is only one man standing in the Congress, he would have gone back to the dreams of the real Gandhi.

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    pankaj#1 Reply:

    I meant same , Vijay.
    Thanks for getting the essence so effortlessly.

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Bade gandhi gandhi kar rahe ho jaise devta tha woh tumhaara,
    marwaane mein toh na chhoda koi kasar desh ko kia anaath humara;

    nazar daalo apne vastra pe, dekho yeh na tha Gandhi ka sapna,
    samay badal gaya hai kyuon kinchhte to unko khamokahaab sadhyatra mein apna;

    yeh jo aap ka bholapan hai,
    Ladkiyon ke saamne woh bohat sobha deta hai;

    ‘Kitna Cute lagte ho’ jab tum aise baat karte ho,
    ladki log bolte honge, yahan kyuon uchhal rahe ho.

    RSadu Reply:

    Here is our man of the moment,
    Gandhi’s new fan smiled wherever he went;

    Low hung jeans he wore flashing his bare chest,
    Gandhi got a makeover, see new Gandhi at his best;

    Pop goes beer can every evening after 7 pm,
    Beauties flank both sides, Gandhi experiment got a new name;

    Every now and then writes our man in Gandhi’s name,
    got a halo with few words try steal his fame;

    Did emotional say our man sounds cute,
    Politics ain’t for softies, it’s for brutes.

    vijay ! Reply:

    r sadu… I know of one Hari Sadu in the naukri.com ad!

    Well I am a softie… and girls say I am cute (once a while)… but I am in politics.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Vijay Kumar,

    you may be right; Vinodji is our only hope from the media, because when you see and hear NDTV, they are seeing so many virtues in Manmohan Singh, peopl, instead of supporting his FDI, are actually pitying him and are saying that this is the right time for him to walk into the sunset.

    Now coming to this pest, engrich, he is now back as loosemotionalatyachar, spewing his anti-India garbage here as before. To camouflage his venom, he is taking recourse to some kind of verse wrting which is worse than his earlier Pakistani English.

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Lagta hai aaj kaal aap ko ho raha hai loose motion,
    neekaal rahe hain pichkari jaise aap bohat kadua emotion;

    Anonymous Reply:

    Your cover is fully and finally blown.
    You can go back to your last version: engrich or even ram Auter.

    Anonymous Reply:

    @ Shenoy

    You are giving too much credit to Engrich…

    My guess is emotional is Mr Pathak.

    emotionalatyachaar Reply:

    Gunga ho kyon karte ho numaish apna chirchirapan ka,
    bade khele tum khel ghar ke peechwade mein deekhaya apna gungapan ka;

  • Anonymous

    the new blog is on. Let us meet there.

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  • Salman Syed

    India Problem League? Well from the start of the match fixing problem from Hansjie Cronje – who was sidelined from cricket, to Shane Warne and Mrak Waugh – whose case was neatly placed under the rug by cricket Australia, as Australian cricket can do no wrong, to the saga of three Pakistani cricketers caught in a betting sting operation, I have not seen any name of any of the gambling group as yet. Two names of the middlemen have surfaced, Mazhar Majeed and Dawood Ibrahim, but who is at the other end. Is it God himself, that no one dare names?

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  • rakesh katyal

    If you see last three years, one has only heard of monumental corruption and nothing else. So why should the cricketers lag behind. Greed and more greed is our culture now.

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    Impi Reply:

    It is also our culture to blame others for our lack of moral fibre.

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  • Kieronpollard

    Basically some Person have been Greedy for become a more and more Money in the Illegal activity .due to this cause The name of cricket is so shameful .

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  • Olufunkesmith

    In every field the corruption is very Major Problem either cricket or Hockey everything is corrupt and every person have been Greedy for become a more and more money in short cut style

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