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Apr 14, 2014
Clarification

In Vrinda Gopinath’s opinion piece The Monologue of the Modi Mausi (Apr 7), the label “Hate Hags or Hacks” contained in a draft version of the article got into the magazine due to an editorial oversight. We apologise for any offence that might have been caused inadvertently.—Editor in-chief

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Apr 21, 2014
Antidote to Doting

What was the point of Vrinda Gopinath’s article (The Monologue of the Modi Mausi, Apr 7)? In India there is freedom of expression, and these ladies are freely airing their political opi­nion. Agree or disagree, that’s their prerogative and, frankly, we should be fine with it. I also think it’s ridiculous to club Madhu Kishwar and Tavleen Singh—both of whom have some serious intellectual credibility—with Sandhya Jain, who is I am sure well-meaning but a little tunnel-visioned.

Zafar, Sydney

For 10 years, people have ganged up against Modi, spewing the vilest lies and venom, and he learnt to ignore them. Now when some people in the media do stand up for him, just see the outrage it has evoked.

Mangar, on e-mail

Outlook has really hit the jackpot by accident. The number of hilarious posts on its website mocking Ms Gopinath make entertaining reading. I like one which confers on her the moniker “garrulous granny”.

Cdr Arun Visvanathan, Chennai

And whose mausi is the author, pray?

Achutha Bhat, Bangalore

Nothing but some panic prose from the ‘secular’ brigade.

Naveen Dhighe, Mumbai

Is Vrinda Gopinath Rahul G, Sonia G and Congress ki mausi?

Ram, Singapore

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Apr 28, 2014
Mind the Ad

Apropos The Monologue of the Modi Mausi (April 7), I’m reminded of an old joke. The Devil’s chatting up people, inviting them into what seems like an opulent, luxurious abode. They get in and it’s actually an inferno. The Devil is heard   cackling with laughter, “What you saw earlier was what the advertising department put out!” Perhaps the bjp is nothing but a Bahut Jabardast Propaganda party.

Mickie Sorabjee, Mumbai
Order by HAVE YOUR SAY
1/D-97
Mar 29, 2014
01:20 PM

ALREADY, Modi has unhinged the female brigade, by announcing a male ban on contesting Panchayat polls in his state.

And now, they will flock to him, abandoning their chamchas in the dynasty, in the hope that he will ban males from contesting national elections too.

Misogynist
Chennai, India
2/D-107
Mar 29, 2014
01:47 PM

Between the yin of one camp and the yang of the other, the truth always emerges, a bit tousled at the edges. 

ashok lal
mumbai, India
3/D-114
Mar 29, 2014
01:55 PM

Hate hags??? Succular sisters like Vrinda surely have "class"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For all the talk about libs being open minded etc, Liberal Lovelies like Vrinda show how much hate they have for women who disagree with them.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
4/D-149
Mar 29, 2014
04:40 PM

Who is tavleen singhs' paki son voting for? modi?

she could not find one man in India, and had to marry a pakistani?

Glad to know modi-turds love a paki-lover.

kishwar has crossed over to cuckooland! wonder how much she is receiving from apco?

kishoredasmunshi
Kolkatta, India
5/D-155
Mar 29, 2014
05:23 PM

True Vrinda, the secular cranks are still around, but they won't be when Modi comes to power - yes, that is our dream, our fervent hope - the Hindu Hridaya Samraat will correct the sins of ultra psuedo secularism. He will decimate the secular machinery, break its legs. The anti-Nehru, the anti-secular, the anti-commie, the ultra nationalist and the Hindu nationalist to correct the sins of the past.

What I fail to understand is why can't seculars look at Modi as the joke of history on them and a natural course correction?

Post the horrors of Partition, you tried to build an *inclusive* narrative whereby Muslims could be accommodated - *fair enough* -- now this narrative includes showing Islam in a certain light - *ok!* - this narrative included white-washing the records of – err, you used the word first – “jehad” waged on India since centuries -- *debatable, for does not history revisit upon those who do learn from her?* -- but why must this narrative also include showing Hinduism as nothing but pure evil, casteist, and misogynist?

So now then, when we on the “communal divide” are not ready to believe Modi as mass-murderer, isn’t that an ironic joke on you who believe in the Mughal rule as a peaceful reign, and subscribe to Gandhi as a peace-knitter between communities when he was responsible for the slaughter of Hindus prior to and during Partition? Yes Vrinda, it is neither you nor us, it is a joke of History.

You and your ilk subscribe to a perverse ideology of Gandhi who regarded Guru Gobind Singh, Rana Pratap and Shivaji as ‘misguided patriots’ and Khushwant who called them “anti-Muslim”; you and your friends advocate more Pakistans to be carved out of India, debating if we should give Kashmir away, debating if NE should be let go to China; now then, amidst the “ideas of India” manufactured by you and your ilk, this is our idea of India: janani janma-bhoomi-scha swargadapi gariyasi. Do you have any idea what joy it gave us communal people when the Hindu nationalist uttered these words in Ramlila Maidan? At Ramila Maidan…

The curbing of dissent and debate dates to Nehru’s treatment of the Sardar, Vrinda. Even today, dear Vrinda, is that duel between the two still on – we are but words and weapons of Nehru and Sardar who are at battle even in this moment. That is why we attack you, you, the ideological progeny of Nehru protecting his biological progeny. We avenge you the sins committed on the Sardar. 

Call me communal Vrinda but it gives such joy to my heart when after all the op-eds you guys managed to write in the New York Times India Ink blog page a Uma Bharti still gets up in a town in Rajasthan – where by the way they have no illusions of the glory of Rana Pratap – and cries out loud in her vociferous voice ‘Jai Jai Sree Ram’ to a gathering of lakhs and lakhs, who, their hands raised, repeat the words, Jai Jai Sree Ram.

BlackJack
Bangalore, India
6/D-168
Mar 29, 2014
06:33 PM

Kishore ,be fair,dont go overboard.

Every one has right to his or her views.

Honestly Madhu Kishwar ust cant stop when it comes to Modi,she over does it and left to her Modi is above Question and can do no wrong.I dont want to take calls on her about what she feels about him.

Tavleen has shown far more maturity,by asking some factual questions about Riots in the past and if at all anyone was punished.Tavleen ignores that all those convicted were by the intervention of the Supreme Court and not by the initiative of the Gujrat Govt.

Yes Tavleen, on Modi not taking direct Questions from the Media and just making speeches.Tavleen did not approve of it on Times Now and said India wants answers from its Leaders and what MMS and Sonia have done for 10 years must not be allowed.Sound reasoning.

harun
chennai, India
7/D-176
Mar 29, 2014
07:41 PM

This article when read , read like  it is coming from a Bollywood villainess " chudayil kahin ki" . The worst article ever written in outlookindia. Fit for Hunterwali film script

gajanan
Sydney, Australia
8/D-177
Mar 29, 2014
07:41 PM

If right wing women supporting Modi are hate hags, what do we call the left leaning women supporting the likes of Rahul and Kejriwal?

Backscratching babes? Leftie lovelies? 

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
9/D-211
Mar 29, 2014
09:28 PM

"If right wing women supporting Modi are hate hags, what do we call the left leaning women supporting the likes of Rahul and Kejriwal?

Backscratching babes? Leftie lovelies? " Akash Verma

Rahul ranis. Baba bhabhis. Sicko geckos.

Ram Lala
Kavutaram, India
10/D-233
Mar 29, 2014
11:33 PM

becareful ladies modis habbit is use and throw,plz study his history

sujith nair
pune, India
11/D-16
Mar 30, 2014
12:54 AM

Madhu Kishwar, Tavleen Singh, Sandhya Jain - - - aren't they too old to be gopis?

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
12/D-19
Mar 30, 2014
01:09 AM

Outlook has gone insane. I shudder to think what they would come up with till next election.

Maha
NJ, United States
13/D-28
Mar 30, 2014
03:33 AM

Modi Mausis vs Pappu maamis.

But why have these maamis run away from their ward, and have decided to become mommys to Kejriwal? Just because Pappu is retarded, is it ethical on their part to abandon him?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
14/D-30
Mar 30, 2014
04:38 AM

"Modi Mausis vs Pappu maamis."

I saw a photo somewhere and the woman looks more like a garrulous granny. 

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
15/D-32
Mar 30, 2014
04:58 AM

What's the point of this article? In India there is freedom of expression - and these ladies are freely expressing their political opinions.  Agree, disagree, that's their right and frankly we should be fine with it.

(I also think it is ridiculous to club Madhu Kishwar and Tavleen Singh - both of whom have some serious intellectual credibility - with Sandhya Jain - who is, I'm sure, well meaning if a little tunnel visioned.)

Zafar
Sydney, Australia
16/D-33
Mar 30, 2014
04:59 AM

Unlike Modi , Rahul doiesnt need any mousis. He has a achiever mummy and an efficient sister.  The author is cleverly trying to  support Modi  as if she is  abusing him. The tactic is to ensure Modis name co mes to print  while Rahuls name doesnt.

She is ably supported by people like Anwaar ( a frequent commenter) who acting as if they are opposed to Modi keep his name in print and online thereby trying to hide Rahuls name. They think due to this sort of tactics people will forget Rahul and vote for modi.

Rahul cannot be erased from peoples mind by this sort of silly tactics. Rahul has got the smartness and age on his side. He will crush this sort of twisted conspirators and ultimately win some day.

Francis DSouza
Delhi, India
17/D-34
Mar 30, 2014
04:59 AM

Also - shouldn't that be Pappu Paapis?

Zafar
Sydney, Australia
18/D-35
Mar 30, 2014
05:16 AM

>> Also - shouldn't that be Pappu Paapis?

Ouch!

Vrinda and all might want to see themselves as "Chikni Chachis".

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
19/D-40
Mar 30, 2014
07:39 AM

After getting slammed for her disgraceful, cringe-worthy gossip on Sunanda Pushkar, VG now degenerates into abuses about Mausis, hate hags and of course the  "Merchant of Death" (this seems to be in original English, like Shakespeare). Does she secretely fantasize about driving them to opinion-shaping suicide?

Are there a lot of nieces, love hags and "Rescuers of Life" among the Hate-Modi columnists? You mean they don't hate anybody in particular, just some hazy hate rants? VG falls far short in quantity of words compared to page-by-page-turner Aru Roy, apart from lacking buzz words like genocide, lebensraum, ghost stories etc. Nor does she hold a candle to Saba Naqvi, Barkha Dutt, Nidhi Razdan or Neena Vyas in the rant-against-Modi sweepstakes. I don't see these secular goddesses of our better nature flowing with the milk of human kindness. VG has a ling way to go before she can emulate Putana. However, keep the poison pen flowing, you'll get there.

Tearful Onion
Jhumri Talaiyya, India
20/D-45
Mar 30, 2014
09:10 AM

Tearful Onion,

You beat me to the draw. I was about to quote VG's hatchet job on Sunanda Pushkar. There really is something wrong with this woman. Hopefully we will not read her trip for another two years.

Bonita
Chennai, India
21/D-50
Mar 30, 2014
10:51 AM

Backscratching babes? Leftie lovelies? " Akash Verma

Rahul ranis. Baba bhabhis. Sicko geckos. - Ram Lala

Frustrated frauleins, mediocre madams, loonie ladkies, secular sirens?

Bonita
Chennai, India
22/D-54
Mar 30, 2014
11:06 AM

So this is that infamous "Hate Hags" article.

As someone said (rephrased):
Outlook managed to do wonder, defended an alleged rapist and called those women who disagree- witches; all in single print.

It reinforces two idea;
You have to be an illogical, illiberal, immoral, ill-manner, intolerant, and all other 'il" to become an authentic "Left-liberal" (or any other authority of Abrahamic schools). More extreme you are that way, more successful you are this way.

Second, it also kind of gives weight to the stereotype that "women is the greatest enemy of women".
Here too, rather than defeating them by sound logic, Vinda ji turn to the cat-fight of "Hey you witch".
It wasn't all so unexpected when another fine lady from Congress, Priyanka Chaturvedi, jumped in joy:
pic.twitter.com/Q9StcRxWev

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
23/D-61
Mar 30, 2014
11:58 AM

Outlook has really hit the jackpot by accident. The number of hilarious posts mocking Ms Gopinath make entertaining reading. I like "garrulous granny" by Akash Verma.

Voting or contributions, anyone.

Bonita
Chennai, India
24/D-73
Mar 30, 2014
01:07 PM

And whose mausi is this author?

Agosuke
Bangalore, India
25/D-90
Mar 30, 2014
02:55 PM

The authoresses theme is: women are innocent creatures and are unwittingly sucked into the male world of Modi, because of his villainous ( male stereotype ) charm.

But this theme is nothing new. Is it?

Misogynist
Chennai, India
26/D-135
Mar 30, 2014
08:36 PM

Vrinda Gopinath,

[[Some have been mudslinging and muckraking........]]

For more than a decade you've done it. Now that you've been exposed, you accuse others of doing the same. Graceless losers!

Ganwaar
Ganwaarpur, India
27/D-137
Mar 30, 2014
08:43 PM

Ganwaar,

[[Madhu Kishwar, Tavleen Singh, Sandhya Jain - - - aren't they too old to be gopis?]]

Not sure about Modi, but I'm sure a certain religious figure wouldn't have spared them. His youngest bride was 6 years old and oldest was older then him.

Ganwaar
Ganwaarpur, India
28/D-142
Mar 30, 2014
09:11 PM
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Mohan
Kutch, India
29/D-145
Mar 30, 2014
09:24 PM
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Mohan
Kutch, India
30/D-27
Mar 31, 2014
02:54 AM

Amul's tools? Sonia soniyein? Gandhis' gadhis?

Ram Lala
Kavutaram, India
31/D-102
Mar 31, 2014
01:48 PM

Can we call this "Neglected wife" syndrome?

amar
bangalore, india
32/D-113
Mar 31, 2014
03:44 PM

"Madhu Kishwar, Tavleen Singh, Sandhya Jain - - - aren't they too old to be gopis?

Older women? perhaps manifestation of oedipal complex?

kishoredasmunshi
Kolkatta, India
33/D-121
Mar 31, 2014
05:49 PM
communal hate hags vs secular hot hogs
pradeep
chennai, India
34/D-40
Apr 01, 2014
09:58 AM

KDM >> Older women? perhaps manifestation of oedipal complex?

Wonderful gems come from the camp that defends the Elevator Rapists !

 
Ramki_Uncensored
Delhi, India
35/D-93
Apr 02, 2014
02:24 PM

Its menopause that does it to them. You will turn communal too in time, Vrinda.

communalist
mumbai, India
36/D-103
Apr 02, 2014
02:42 PM

Is Vrinda Gopinath, Rahul G & Sonia G ki CONGRESS Ki Mausi?

Ram
Singapore, Singapore
37/D-108
Apr 02, 2014
03:00 PM

Communalist,

[[You will turn communal too in time, Vrinda.]]

So you're past menopause too?

Ganwaar
Ganwaarpur, India
38/D-113
Apr 02, 2014
03:16 PM

>>>> [[You will turn communal too in time, Vrinda.]] - Communalist

>> So you're past menopause too? - Ganwaar

ROFL !! So, Vrinda is communalist-designate ? When is she likely to take charge here ?

K.Suresh
Bangalore, India
39/D-154
Apr 02, 2014
07:29 PM

@ Suresh - ROFL

Nice to know that someone who specialises in making others ROFL also occaionally rolls on the floor laughing.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
40/D-67
Apr 03, 2014
09:16 AM

Narayan garu,

[[Nice to know that someone who specialises in making others ROFL also occaionally rolls on the floor laughing.]]

I can't help but ROFL every time Suresh posts. But it was indeed a pleasant surprise that I managed to make him ROFL. :-)

Ganwaar
Ganwaarpur, India
41/D-70
Apr 03, 2014
09:18 AM

>> I can't help but ROFL every time Suresh posts

Agree.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
42/D-82
Apr 03, 2014
09:54 AM

Except posts #6,7,10,12 and some spam by Mohan, the rest are old (dirty)boys  networking

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
43/D-84
Apr 03, 2014
10:12 AM

Saroja (#42),

Except posts #6,7,10,12 and some spam by Mohan, the rest are old (dirty)boys networking

Lighten up. If Vrinda Gopinath has the gall to put garbage like this in the public domain, why shouldn't the boys (old or otherwise) have fun at her expense. It's better than hateful abuse.

You should join in. It may make you feel better instead of bitter (about what?) or neglected.

Bonita
Chennai, India
44/D-88
Apr 03, 2014
10:29 AM

>>why shouldn't the boys (old or otherwise) have fun at her expense

That is one area which unites sickular and sanghi dirty old boys.

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
45/D-96
Apr 03, 2014
11:02 AM

@Narayan,Ganwaar,Whatsinaname -

:) Ganwaar happened to be the lucky batsman facing the loose full toss waiting to be hit for a six.

K.Suresh
Bangalore, India
46/D-101
Apr 03, 2014
11:13 AM

@ Suresh - "Ganwaar happened to be the lucky batsman facing the loose full toss waiting to be hit for a six."

There is no dearth of loose balls that deserve to be hit for a six. It requires real talent to despatch such balls soaring over the fence. I consider myself fortunate to watch the skills of batsmen like Ganwaar and you.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
47/D-108
Apr 03, 2014
11:37 AM

K. Suresh,

[[Ganwaar happened to be the lucky batsman facing the loose full toss waiting to be hit for a six.]]

A tailender if I may add! :)

Ganwaar
Ganwaarpur, India
48/D-116
Apr 03, 2014
11:58 AM

>> Except posts #6,7,10,12 and some spam by Mohan, the rest are old (dirty)boys networking

So as long as the Chikni Chachi abuses Modi mausis, everything is fine. When the boys join the game, you start playing the gender card.

Guess you subscribe to the belief that it's okay for women of the house to trouble the new daughter in law, but the men shouldn't. Right?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
49/D-147
Apr 03, 2014
02:42 PM

posts 35,37 38 etc related to middle aged women,

As Partha the Misogynist would say (woman denying man) ...

MEN-O-PAUSE...

pankaj hedaoo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
50/D-150
Apr 03, 2014
03:30 PM

37/D-108 Ganwaar "So you're past menopause too?"

No, thinking of having your company there keeps me away. 

communalist
mumbai, India
51/D-166
Apr 03, 2014
04:21 PM

Communalist,

[[No, thinking of having your company there keeps me away.]]

If it was a comeback, its a pretty lame one. Maybe if you think harder about your youth, you might still be able to come up with some convincing ones.

Ganwaar
Ganwaarpur, India
52/D-186
Apr 03, 2014
05:32 PM

"Except posts #6,7,10,12 and some spam by Mohan, the rest are old (dirty)boys networking"

Posts 6,7,10 and 12 must be deleted immediately by Outlook. They do not belong here.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
53/D-187
Apr 03, 2014
05:35 PM

"Except posts #6,7,10,12 and some spam by Mohan, the rest are old (dirty)boys networking"

WHile right wing women are grandiloquently called hate hags, right wing men are called by the cheap phrase "old dirty boys". We demand a much better term.

What is the opposite of hag? We can be called at least that.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
54/D-55
Apr 04, 2014
12:07 PM

THERE HAS BEING A GROUP OF HAGS WHOSE ONLY JOB FOR THE PAST MORE THAN TEN YEARS HAS BEING TO BAD MOUTH  MODI BJP GUJRAT AND OFCOURSE THE WRETCHED INTERNET HINDOO,S  AMONG THE HAGS ARE BURKHA SAGARIKA SEEMA MUSTAFA NEENA VYAS AND THE WOMAN WHO WROTE THIS PIECE A COMMON THREAD IS THAT ALL OF THEM ARE BELOW AVERAGE IN LOOKS AND WILL SELDOM COME ON TELEVISION BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEIR HYPOCRISY WOULD BE EXPOSED IN FRONT OF THE NATION BY THE SUPER INTELLIGENT AND SMART LOOKING SMRITI MEENAKSHI SHAINA OR NIRMALA THE SAME PEOPLE   WHO ARE TERMED AS  AUNTS THIS ARE ALL PANIC REACTIONS FROM THE LEFT SICKULAR BRIGADE WHO ARE SOON GOING TO BE JOBLESS AFTER MAY 

naveen dhighe
mumbai, India
55/D-76
Apr 05, 2014
07:49 AM

Very nice article, Outlook magazine. 

Ten years these people gang up to spew the most virulent hate and lies at Modi and he eventually learns to ignore them. 

A few people contradict these reporter's lies with facts, and just see the rage.

Now we know who are the true extremists.

FreeSpeech
New York, United States
56/D-134
Apr 05, 2014
01:31 PM

Whenever we hear Narendra Modi speak at rallies, we are reminded of an age old internet joke where a flamboyant devil with the gift of the gab is braggingly giving glimpses of his realm to some curious visitors _a Hell Shining tour of sorts, so to speak. Taken in by the opulence and tranquillity of the territory they had heard such negative reports about, the naive souls succumb and readily opt for it as opposed to the drab and dreary abode of God’s Kingdom where Arch Angel sympathetically informs them that whatever they see here is what they get at face value.
Lo and behold! No sooner do the gullible make their choice and cross the forbidden threshold, they fall into a raging inferno even as the doors clang shut behind them and the sneering Devil is heard mocking that what they were shown outside was the advertising department and this was reality!! Just like the BJP? Bahut Jabardast Propoganda party!
 

Mickie Sorabjee
Mumbai, India
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