Campaign Trails



There have been many bouquets and along with that some brickbats when the latest campaign broke from the house of Burberry featuring the young Romeo Bekham. But the campaign by itself looks interesting enough for the brand and its products to catch the attention.

I am not sure why this commotion from some sections in the media at all in the first place. To begin with, I thought it was interesting to see little Bekham (lively and naughty) in the campaigns. Second, it was also interesting to note that he was featured by Burberry and not by his mother Victoria for her fashion campaigns (her being a fashion designer). Whatever the case may be, the campaign is an eye catching one.

The Bekham offspring I felt has brought in the very young appeal to the campaign while the other two – British models Edie Campbell and Cara Delevingne – successfully managed to infuse the youthful elements in the campaign shot by Mario Testino under the creative direction by Burberry’s designer Christopher Bailey.

Luxury brands have always found innovative ways to do their campaigns, some appreciated because of its very visual appeal while the others for the personalities featured in them. In the case of this campaign for Burberry’s S/S13, the brand scores twice over in the same visual.

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  • abc

    So what, we are nuclear power nation. We are super power. And we do not count those poor people in India.

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    dac Reply:

    they the politicians are one of the ******** in India. They might have sold the wheat and is blaming rain that destroyed it. Its a shame on people of India who encourages these things.

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  • http://www.desibits.com/ Avinash

    It is shameful on the part of all the administrators either senior bureaucrats of politicians. The other day there was a news item in HT that in a village which is about 80 kms. from Allahabad, said to be the most prestigious constituency, the children eat MUD I repeat Mud as their food. The most disgusting was when the politicians concerned tried to justified that they eat it by choice (habit) and not otherwise as they had options to either eat “Biryani” or “Mud” and they had chosen the later. I attempted to raise my voice by writing in various papers.

    The most shameful was when said to the the most intelligent economists like Montek Singh Ahluwalia was trying to justify the expenditure of few lakhs for renovation of few toilets i the office (Planning Commission) where he work from.

    India will remain poor till such time each and every child is properly taken care of for reasonably good education, health facilities etc…….Please please Manmohan Singh ji break your silence….say something, do something…….

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    SK Reply:

    It will never happen in India in million years. Our politicians, CM’s, MP’s do not have the guts and honesty to make India a better place to live. It is not India shinning, it is the corruption, which is getting bigger and more powerful.
    Mr. Montek Singh lives in AC home, has servants and gets three decent meals a day. Do these corrupted politicians like him care? If so, please do something to make India to be proud of.

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  • rajesh

    All of this is anti- Indian propaganda. India is a booming country and a super power.
    Yes we have minor problems but they will be resolved.

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    Deen Dayal Reply:

    Who told you that India is a booming country and a super power? Westerners right, beta har bali ke bakre ko teekka lagaya jata hai. Yes these words are teekka and India is bali ka bakara. How much loan do you have on you. Go ask your parents how much they had. You will know. New generation of slaves.

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  • DEEPAK VOHRA

    this just shows the state of india. the most backward corrupt country in the world where they cannot even feed their own people & nobody cares

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  • Abu Ahmed

    It is highly disturbing indeed, to put it extremely mildly. I suggest one should take all the top administrators and political leadership of the agriculture & finance ministries on a guided tour and show them the ground reality. and pursue the questions, firstly, of starvation and, secondly, of food storage till sweeping measures are taken to improve the situation.

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  • vinta nanda

    A point I would like to add in your observations is that we also have to take into account the audience to which most explicit sexual innuendo is targeted to. How discerning are those people to whom most popular Indian Cinema is reaching out to, how they perceive attitudes of men and of women in item numbers and which way do they react to the lyrics and the visuals of the songs you are talking about? Basically in which way does it all reflect in their behaviors in general life.

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  • Deepti

    wow.. Sanghvi wants to be in the limelight by asking people to boycott honey singh… y?? because this so called track was an underground song back in 2003.. and not a public release..??

    its just a measure of people taking their stupidity to new heights .. if you see the pettitioners profile on causes you will c she is happily posing in the recent Delhi protests with a friend.. thats how bothered she is with women emancipation…

    Honey Singh is a performer.. lyrics might be atrocious.. but it came from a 20 year old at the time.. n we all know how 20 year olds behave n swear..

    get a life and do something contructive Mr Sanghvi.. like taking a pro-govt stand as seems to be the official policy of the tabloid tr@sh competitor to ToI

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    Desi Canadian Reply:

    are you for real?? I don’t know any 20 year olds who use this type of language. have you even heard the songs? if you can justify these lyrics you probably think that that poor girl on the bus deserved it too. shame on you. your comments seem to be targeted at the tabloid but you picked the wrong topic to take out your anger. it’s about time you grew up a little.

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    Javed Reply:

    lagta hain tu kabhi jawaan hua hi nahi ae uncle

    you must have spend your whole life only with geriatrics. anyways dumba88 here is something for you to ponder

    you say you dont think young ppl are capable of such filthy lyrics just because in your pathetic existence you havent come across anyone like that? well i say read news more carefully – the juvenile was in the forefront and far ahead of other adult criminals while commiting this most heinous crime

    a 20 yr old penning these lewd lyrics is a picnic in comparison. it pretty universal

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    Rue Reply:

    May be you don’t understand punjabi very well. Or may be you’re just dumb! Have you listened to his lyrics?!! oh or may be, you just like those things DONE TO YOU!!!! GOOD FOR YOU!!!!

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    name1 Reply:

    Ridiculous! if u like those songs. They are insulting n outright derogatory. I read the lyrics when all this hullabaloo started and I cud nt understand how have ppl not reacted against these yet.

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    Alok Desai Reply:

    20 year old is not young. He was old enough to be sane. Such attitude are for life. Get a life girl.
    Can’t expect such views from a woman atleast. We don’t need such “peformers”

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    Natasha Reply:

    Seriously, the ol’ good for nothing fellows are just trying to get the publicity by pointing the gun at Honey Singh. Honey Singh is India’s best rapper and he will be more popular after this incident.

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  • LK

    Vir – you have explained why Honey must face the music..fine…but can you tell us why u should not face the music on Nira Radia calls? your brother Rahul baccha and your step mom Sonia have done nothing in last 10-15 days so you may want to talk to Nira and make a conference call with them. After all everyone knows that you are a CON-gressi

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    Rue Reply:

    are you high on weed or something?!?!?! how can you even compare the two issues! SMH

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    Har Gobind Bhukkal Reply:

    Very well said. Honey singh is r aping music and Vir Sanghvi is r aping our democracy. Both of them should face music for their respective crimes. Infact all the Queen maino’s gang should face the music for loot and plunder of our democracy and the people of India are left to face the music ultimately.

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  • Rue

    I’m SO glad you wrote about this, Vir. I’m with you about sexual references in popular culture. I came across the song in question some 3-4 years ago on youtube when he was still a nobody (he still is a nobody to me). I was shocked and appalled and could not believe my ears when i listened to the lyrics (they are BAD. specially if you understand the crude punjabi he uses in it). Then like 2 years ago, he became this famous punjabi rapper and all that and people went crazy on him. I was like WTH, do people not know about ‘those’ songs? How can anyone in their right mind be a ‘fan’ of his music. I refused to go to his concerts in Melbourne. And I bagged my friends who listened to his music for their bad taste. I’m SO SO SO happy that his songs’ lyrics have been brought into spotlight. I just hope he doesn’t try to cash-in on his notoriety now. Those lyrics should hound him for the rest of his life! Period.

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    Javed Reply:

    Even your friends don’t agree with you and do not see things the way you want to force everyone
    Why should we listen to your bakwaas?

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    alok desai Reply:

    So you think that the “rapist” lyrics he wrote are good for the society?

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    TRUE.HUMAN Reply:

    Man, can a song change the society? I mean, do u want to say that had honey singh not sang the songs, there won’t hav been any rape cases in India? Did Honey Singh exist during Draupadi time? Man, I respect women and I respect music too. Can’t you take it in musical point of view?

    Javed Reply:

    shows us some evidence that they caused harm. then we wont protest like sissies with candles in hand. we shall file a criminal case – something concrete

    but show us some evidence. else your emotive drivel is just hot air. It is not taking this fight against crime forward – at best it is a fruitless distraction

  • Suren singh Sahni

    How many politicians and police and their children are rapists and murderers VS you are barking at the wrong tree. What deterrence is in the streets when girls and women are humiliated daily

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  • Javed

    Of all the serious issues you have chosen to flag this softy issue. You are so lazy Mr columnist. leave honey Singh in peace and write something substantial to make us think. Not this fluffy drivel
    There are so many logical flaws with your struggling make believe arguments. What if honey Singh says in court he did not pen lyrics? Or he says the song is not written for women but on female mannequins? He will either not end up in court or acquitted. And then what will say about the damage to the cause when this poster boy target of feminist Ire walks free respectfully. Goes back to his fans even more well known. Tera to ch00tiya katt jaayega na!

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    Animal Reply:

    dats wot I am professing from so many days !!! U penned it well,man !!!

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    Rohit Reply:

    awesome comment.. instead of blaming the culture of daarubaazi that prevails in north india and punjab in particular these elitist and drunkards themselves are blaming a singer.. Please stop this.. we dont need your advice as you dont need our advice on banning sunny leone an adult star on prime time in India.. how away from reality these JNU fed columunists can become..

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  • name1

    hw is it possible that for years he sells his videos under his names n when an FIR gets registered on his name he says that he never wrote these songs. It is like Vishal Dadlani saying he never composed the music of Om Shanti Om even though it got sold under his name.

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    Javed Reply:

    dont you read – he didnt sell those. the production company is responsible legally

    anyways since there is no evidence whethere he penned it or not and given it is an old video ignored even then – legally the case against him will fall flat

    Viv’s point is right – as a journalist Sanghvi must abide by facts. Whether Honey singh really penned them or not – we dont know? But he is denying them now – is a fact

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  • http://www.alokdesai.in/ Alok Desai

    Rightly said!

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  • Pradeep

    He should come out publicly and apologize for what he has done so far and promise that he will try to be a role model for all the young adults. Let him do that and I will not have issues with him; thats my personal opinion though.

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    Rphit Reply:

    why dont you ask for an apology from the sunny the leone… why only honey singh who has more female fans than you can as fb friends :)

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  • Rakesh Kadian

    I never had this hotel in high esteem anyway. But now I have decided to boycott it as my single small step for a better society.

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  • Rohit

    I cant believe that Honey Singh is being made the scapegoat by a society that welcomed sunny leone as is she is the reincarnation of mother teressa.. That song is 6 years old and no one needs to take action against him now.. Its the songs like CHIKNI.. ya CHIKNI chameli, HALKAT jawani, o la la oo la laa that needs to be banned not Honey Singh alone… The feminists and men apologists who are blaming a rising star again.. Punjabi singers are just plain jealous of him .. MIka singh is singing DUNIYA MERE IS PE etc… Sunny Leone is entertaining people through Jism – 2 and you are blaming this awesome singer… I would say his songs Gabru is an awesome song.. HONEY SINGH all the way…

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  • Navtej Sarna

    Still fuzzy and mumbling so that his muttering can be taken as a personal viewpoint – the fact is that India does not have a nuclear doctrine just technology demonstrators and working missiles period

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    RickP Reply:

    What are you, dude? A pessimist or does not believe in your own country? Get informed and more importantly get out of your 300+ year old slavery attitude of “We can’t do it.” Not only we are doing it, we are leading in a lot of defense technologies. Yeah, Believe it and oh BTW, I am an American!

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    Guru Reply:

    India does not lead anybody in any technology. Indian officials
    get HUSH money (kickback) and buys these inferior weapons

    and kickback money goes to Swiss banks. Do you have any
    American weapons???

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    Jai-Hanuman Reply:

    Another Indian born/educated cab driver or working in Walmart

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  • Probhat Raha

    India does not have any coordinated Nuclear Policy. It has back-fired in the case of Pakistan. Pakistan with its wholesale imported war equipment is having the upper hand in deployment. DRDO is showing off new hardware but most of them cannot be deployed with India’s poor infrastructure.

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  • vijay !

    The logic of nuclear deterrence can be understood in terms of China.

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  • Anonymous

    Highly speculative theory
    I believe if Chinese don’t end incurssion, Chinese premier’s visit this month will be a sour one, which will set deteriorating relations on steeper downward spiral.

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  • Sumit Bose

    After reading through the hadiths and each and every Surah ,
    I would divide “Muslim liberals” into three categories. The first, and by far the largest category, consists of liars, opportunists and taqiyya; people who want to infiltrate our societies rather than reform Islam. The second category consists of people who may be well-meaning but simply don’t understand the issues involved. They are people, who have terrible knowledge or access to the brutal innards of not only the life of the Prophet himself, leave alone, the history of the conquest and the spread of Islam; or , they are ready to invert the bare facts to provide cover to this brutal cult. The third and smallest category consists of people who are knowledgeable and genuinely desire reform.The German-Syrian scholar Bassam Tibi could be placed here. I find some of his work interesting, but even he is incoherent and unconvincing in presenting the case for how a moderate Islam should look like or live like.

    Muslims during the early Mecca phase invited people to accept Islam. When some of them refused to do so, Muslims took upon themselves the right to start killing people and force them to accept Islam. Look all around the world, right from Morocco till Malaysia, this leit-motiff is yet consistent and persistent.
    There is absoloutely no difference between the Jihadis from Philippines,
    or Thailand or Pakistan, or Palestine, or Egypt, or Iraq, or Syria, or Chechnia,or Dagestan etc etc .
    All Muslims have to concur that the definition of “freedom” is identical with sharia, and that those who abuse their freedom by not living according to sharia should face armed Jihad until they do. It’s for their own good because the shariah is God-given!!!!

    What good is it to grant any person the label of “liberal muslim”
    when moderate Islam supports slavery ( there are several suras and Hadiths that state that the prophet himself was a slave trader and abused slaves), stoning people to death for adultery, whipping those who enjoy a glass of wine or beer and massacring those who disagree, or beheading for converting from Islam to any other religion?

    One question really arises about this “ghatiya Taqqiyaa” and his blurb that his “need to know” transformed into his “need to tell” and all that he is farting is at the best “ardh satya” and at its usual , just outright deception. Islam is just what Islamic societies have been doing, are doing and by the looks of it will continue to do, only a hardcore shameless person would spin any apologies for it.

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    Firoz Reply:

    Get your facts right. With people like you who have no knowledge on how Islam came into being are the ones who spread rumours. Go, learn, enlighten yourself with the facts and not something that you made up while shitting in the morning.

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    Sumit Bose Reply:

    The deletion of my post is the “political correctness” that is being abused by the Islamists, to keep under wraps their devious motives of imposing shariah all over the world.
    Firoz,, your barking is noted, but you have not had the wherewithal to find any inaccuracies in my post. All that you stated is a spiteful angry bark. Not surprising, one cannot expect more from you cutlets.

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  • Waltair

    Like any text, the message is a matter of perception. There is slowly developing a modern universal school of thought of what constitutes civilised behaviour and society is moving to this new set of rules. Most religious texts were written a long time ago to maintain order in a completely different society and which are in part not relevant today. These texts are now being used as a political weapon to subjugate society. Secularism is not a religion, it is tolerance. The most dangerous social criminals in the world today are those that condemn secularism. I may not like a particular religion but respect your right to practice it peacefully. No one should push their religion down anyone else’s throat.

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    Navaz Reply:

    Thumbs up for Waltair !!! Absolutely true!!! GREAT!!! BRILLIANTLY SAID!!! This message shall be focused into each and every extremist Indian mind.

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  • Bhupendra Singhal

    My dear Mr Zia Haq,

    Islam is a religion most misunderstood by Muslims only. Non-mMuslims, in general, have no business to understand their religion but rather judge them by their actions as is the case with every religion. So please don’t blame others for (mis)understanding Islam.

    As you mentioned in your article that “The concept of ‘ummah’, for example, is primarily that of solidarity among Muslims, and by extension, equality among [Muslim] men, regardless of their social class, race or colour.” This is where the problem lies. If you talk of solidarity among Muslims, which pan beyond the national boundaries (which practically is the case), is in direct conflict with nationalistic sentiments, and causes conflict with other parts of the society/ religions in a nation. Fundamental problem is that a Muslim’s solidarity lies not with fellow non-Muslim citizens but with unfriendly Muslim foreigners. This conflict causes massive bitterness especially when neighbourly foreign Muslim countries are enemies! It is in this context that non-muslims look up to in anticipation and brand some muslims as ‘liberal’ rightly or wrongly!

    For all practical purposes, I and everybody should accept that there will always be differences among religions/sects and we all do and should continue to respect that while working towards narrowing them.

    All the names you mentioned like Subramanian Swamy in your article, react to this problem. He is not a bigot but a thoughtful intelligent man though I may not agree with his views always. I will urge Muslims to do some introspection as to why is it that their status has become more precarious than other religions in the rest of non-Muslim world.

    Please remember this bitterness is caused by a vicious cycle of reactions between muslims and non-muslims

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  • tasneem

    Why are you assuming that Muslims who drink are not liberal..and in your words “The concept of ‘ummah’, for example, is primarily that of solidarity among Muslims, and by extension, equality among men, regardless of their social class, race or colour”..where do non muslims fit in

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  • Debasish

    Since you claim that Islam values can be liberal in their own ways, why don’t you argue for a uniform civil code based on humanity and liberal values and equal rights for ALL irrespective of religion, caste, creed or gender. I guess you must be aware that in India, a woman has been given equal rights to property as long as she is NOT a Muslim. Wouldn’t you like to change that?

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  • Fazal

    Vey factually correct article

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  • Maurya

    There is no such thing as a fundamentalist Muslim or a liberal Muslim- there is only a Muslim- said, Zakir Naik!!!According to Zakir Naik,only one type of muslims that is HIS type- and we all know what type he is…. Mr Zia Haq here argues the same thing, old wine, in a new bottle…..wine is haram or not is irrelevant here !
    Now Zia, if you care to answer I have a question-
    What do you call the Muslims like Hafiz Zaeed Ji, Osamaji and Kasab Jee? Can they be called Fundamentalist Muslims?- Surely they are muslims , (since they believe in no god but Allah and prophet Mohammad is his last messenger?)..So if they are fundamentalist muslims, there must be liberal Muslims too? What do you call a muslim who does NOT support the actions of fundamentalist muslims? Surely they can be called moderate or liberal muslims? But truth is as I suspect, you too believe all other people who does not agree with the REAL muslims (aka hafiz Zaeed ji) are Munafiques :) Don’t you? Accept it man. We all know your real color by now- did not you once claim Popular Front of India (Kerala Taliban) is a left leaning organisation(classic taqeeya)? Did not you claim that Burqa protects women?

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    Jeen71 Reply:

    The terrorists you are quoting are not really following the teachings of Islam as are the people of other faiths- Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians who kill innocent human beings.

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  • Navaz

    Reading comments of extremists make me laugh. All your views would be contradictory if you were born with opposite family names. so its nothing but personal fury against each others religion. But why? is the main questions. Religion is a code of conduct in whatever way, but it is always misinterpret by counterparts and sometime leads to crime. All we need is to calibrate our self learning humanity and not religion. So instead of evaluating statistics and history better we concentrate on present and future for better outcome of next generation. BE GOOD HUMAN not good Hindu or Muslim is my humble request.

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    Sumit Bose Reply:

    The accident of birth should never strip one from the human values of respect and peaceful co-existence.
    Hindus have been co-existing peacefully, according full rights to all adherents of all other faiths.
    Over a millennium and half of Islamic rule, all over the world, bears witness to the profound intolerance and barbarity of Islamic rule and that merits no recounting. Intolerance of the muslims emanates from the verses in your terror manual.

    But, it is not just the 624 verses that exhort believers to commit violence to non-believers, but the terrible record of the life history of the most exalted human ever for one group that is instrumental for one group to be so convinced that perpetrating similar brutalities will ensure quick loot in this worlds and 72 vir gins in the next along with 80,000 slaves etc etc.
    How can members of a certain cult think straight when they get gems as this as Lord Almighty’s own command?
    4:76: “Those who believe fight in the cause of God, and those who reject Faith fight in the cause of Evil: so fight ye against the friends of Satan: feeble indeed is the cunning of Satan.”

    No wonder people all over the world are plain sick of the same cult members who have been so very successful in ridding their lands of all other belief systems, and then blame every one else for their own failings.

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  • Anonymous

    he should have hit a nail in the head of Abdul Karim Tunda instead

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  • max

    I have always maintained that, whether in the media, university classrooms or public
    discussions, there’s a lot of confusion about what Islam is and what it isn’t.

    —– confusions in/from/following the book of god, oh my god !!!!
    who is confused ? if written by god , why confusion in first place.
    – egypt wants to ban muslim brotherhood, what type of muslims are they.

    – according to book, god will judge the person, if he is good or bad,so, why do you waste time / trying to do here. (other than personal remarks on swamy ).

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    Rana Bhoumick Reply:

    Max, it was rightly said, that the “cure” for ridding any socialistic propensities in any person is, to force that person to live under a socialistic dispensation.
    Since socialism as a dogma has been confined to the dustbin of history, the other dogma that needs to be thrown in that bin is Islam and its baggage of brutality, arrogance based on ignorance, terrible human and economic record trail.
    The Iranians and Afghanis have seen enough of it , the Egyptians do not want a repeat, hence the hundreds of thousands to get rid of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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  • max

    when Muslims quarrel in this way (and I use the term quarrel in a liberal way) they are only being characteristically Muslim.

    — tell that to shias killed in iraq & pakistan
    —- tell that to ahamadias killed by shia & sunnia

    —- tell that to kurds killed in iraq
    —- so killing is liberal or illeberal

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  • max

    Debate is an inherent part of Islam

    —- but on its own terms & conditions. mostly ending with peices of opponent

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  • Sumit Bose

    Zia Mian, there are legions of Taqqiyyas all around in the Islamic world and there is a very good reason,They have a very huge and important task to do. The complete turnaround of the fortunes of the Popat, from rags in Mecca (with around 70 followers) to riches in Medina, not by by honest trade or labour but by caravan raiding, hostage taking for ransom and selling slaves (captured in raids of the infidel villages).

    Likewise, the “revelations” to the Popat changed with his “successes”.

    A sampling below:

    Meccan Early Verses
    2:256There is no compulsion in religion.
    Medinan Later verses
    9:123Oh ye who believe! Murder those of the disbelievers
    and let them find harshness in you.

    Meccan Early Verses
    73:10Be patient with what they say, and part from them
    courteously.
    Medinan Later verses
    8:12 I will instill terror into the hearts of the
    unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off.

    Meccan Early Verses
    109:6 To you be your religion, and to me my religion”
    Medinan Later verses
    3:85 Who so desires another religion than Islam, it shall
    not be accepted of him; in the next world he shall be among the losers.”

    Meccan Early Verses
    20:103 Therefore be patient with what they say, and
    celebrate (constantly) the praises of thy Lord,
    Medinan Later verses
    2:191 kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out
    from wherever they drove you out

    Meccan Early Verses
    2:83 Speak good to men…
    Medinan Later verses
    9:5 Slay the idolaters wherever you find them

    Meccan Early Verses
    50:45 We well know what the infidels say: but you are not to compel them.
    Medinan later Verses
    9:14 Fight them, and Allah will punish them by your hands, cover them with shame, help you (to victory) over them, heal the breasts of Believers.

    The list can go on and on.
    Now Mr Zia Mian, but this is a very large topic. In short, you who has made it your (supposed) mission to “tell” is spinning outright lies about this “most exalted human ever” and the God given “terror manual”..
    You right totally off the mark when you equate Denmark with Saudi Arabia.The first mosque in Denmark was built in 1967 and there are several more all over. But putting your lies on your face is of no use, you will come back again and again with even more lies.
    But is so doing you are being a very good Taqqiyaa and can lay stake to your 72 vir_gins, 80,000 slaves, endless wines, but as a human being are a ghatiya from the gutters, whose secular education is a total waste

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  • Sumit Bose

    The happy co-existence of the Parsi, Jews and Christians since 2 millennia is proof enough for the peaceful co-existence. The “crimes and horrors” of Shudras and Dalits are primarily economic in nature, not as a result of divine instructions with bountiful rewards in a debauched after-life in a unpaid “brothel”.
    Look all around the world, Islamic societies hold the perverse record of ridding multiculturalism as a fundamental cornerstone.

    Post partition of India, Muslims of Papistan has been successful in reducing Hindus to be statistically invisible, they do not even make 1% of the population today form 28.7% of the population. And the Bengali converts were also busy doing the same, from 43% in East Bengal, Hindus are down to 7%.

    In case if you are ignorant of history, this is the most comprehensive extirpation of humans since the dawn of mankind.
    Besides, you should have the honesty to look, why Muslims are a constant source of “crime and problems” in all countries of the world, once they are over 2% of the population.
    Sameera, if you have any sense of identity, you would look to find the reason, why you are “thinking” as a Pseudo-Arab and delve into your family’s authentic history to find out what was the brutal reason for your ancestor’s conversion into being a boot-!icker of the Arabs.
    One resource would be this book, “Islamic Jihad” by M A Khan.
    It is so well researched with straight translations from the chronicler’s records of the marauding scoundrels right from Muhamad of Ghazni right upto our great “freedom fighter” Tipu Sultan, to know first hand from their own records, what terrible bestiality they inflicted on us Indians in the name of that inhuman brutal cult named Islam.

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  • Vinodgupt

    Real Liberal Muslim is an oxymoron that does not exist. One who is liberal in the perceived sense is not really a Muslim in the real sense of the word. As Mahathir, former Prime Minister of Malayasia said there is no moderate or extremist Muslim — only a Muslim. Either one is a Muslim. One is not a Muslim.

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    pankaj#1 Reply:

    So by this definition, who is a muslim? Are Pakistanis Muslims? Are Talibans Muslims?? Is there any real Muslims, who follow each and every word of Quran???
    And if any one claiming to be a muslim, as most of the pakistanis do from roof top, then, they are not fit for present century as in this century and henceforth, humanrace will have to coexist, tolerate each other, respect each other and most important, not try to spread its ideology by hooks or crooks. At present, Pakistani muslims in general and Indian Muslims, where ever they are in majority, are intolerant persons and not fit for modern world.

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  • Zia ki maa ka yaar

    Now this Jihadi is showing his real colors. IB, RAW or NIA should arrest him under anti-terror laws because he sounds very suspicious. On giving third degree he will reveal ties to ISI.

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  • murali manohar

    Guys the censorship of HT is preventing any comments favourable to Narendra Modi. Now BJP should take note , and particularly MODI himself.
    Blabeering Gujrat Gujrat all the the time will not lead him far. He needs to concentrate on UP , BIHAR MADHYA PRADESH , RAJASTHAN ORISSA , in short the **** states also known as BIMARU states. if he can pull it off there , he is the next PM. Also he should not get too much carried away by TWITTER AND FACEBOOK . 60 percent india is RURAL . Also PLEASE PLEASE keep RSS at arms length. BE YOUR MAN and not a puppet .
    Carefully avoid any talk s about secularism SAY I CAN ONLY TALK OF DEVOLOPEMENT, regards Shan

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