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Nov 28, 2014
04:17 PM

In 3 years, Robert Vadra firms reaped up to 600 per cent profit in land deals

Three companies owned by Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, made profits up to 600 per cent within three years of investment in real estate in Rajasthan.
Official records accessed by The Indian Express also show that even as Vadra’s firms were selling land in 2012 at three to seven times the price they bought it for in 2009-10, they were buying land in the same areas at, roughly, the 2009-10 rates.
In all, Vadra’s Sky Light Realty, Sky Light Hospitality and Blue Breeze Trading executed 58 land deeds in Bikaner’s Kolayat tehsil between 2009 and 2013.
A scrutiny of these deeds reveals that Vadra’s firms bought 197 hectares in 2009-10 at a price that ranged from Rs 44,000 per hectare to 1 lakh per hectare. Almost all this land was sold off in 2012 at prices ranging from Rs 2.47 lakh per hectare to Rs 7.4 lakh per hectare.
Within two months of the last sale in 2012, Vadra’s firms again bought 214 hectares at prices ranging from Rs 80,000 per hectare to Rs 1.21 lakh per hectare.
Those who bought this land included nephews of a former Rajasthan finance minister and two individuals who were witness to land deals of the companies.

Details of the transactions of the three Vadra firms, as per records:''


But making Profit is the aim of every Businesman .So is Vadra entitled to make profits in his business  .

I don't know why Press and TV Media is after Mr Vadra ?? 


Vadra must be left alone to persue his business . WHY PUNISH HIM if he is married into a high family ? .It is not a crime .wE MUST LEAVE THE YOUNG MAN ALONE.

I is also quite shameful that Thelka which yesterday lived on crumbs of the Congress is now writing against Vadra .

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
Nov 28, 2014
04:06 PM

But if some private Air Lines gives some concessions to big and mighty can it be crime ? Legally no .

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
Nov 28, 2014
04:04 PM

Thelka doing a story on Vadra ? Unbelievable !! 

NDA watch Mathew samuel must be doing some big expose about you and the Vdra expos eis to fool you.

Mathews is a big Ustad .

'' Tehelka Jetgate Expose: VVIPs Who Received Favours From Jet Airways
Mathew Samuel
2014-12-06 , Issue 49 Volume

Robert Vadra and his associate Manoj Arora got their two-way economy tickets upgraded to first class on at least 10 occasions. Vadra and his mother travelled to London and Milan on upgraded tickets. They were also provided MAAS facilities on every trip.
Total cost of upgradation Rs 1 crore
An internal mail from Jennifer D’Silva, chief executive assistant to Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal, to Vinod Sareen, vice-president, corporate communications, is an eye-opener.
Manoj Arora | Associate of Robert Vadra
“Vadra’s busy. I will call you back,” he said. He has not called back.''


ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
Nov 28, 2014
03:49 PM

Some observations:

1. Tirupati is one of the richest, if not the richest temple in India. I wonder why it is missing from the list of richest temples.

2. Hindu temples can be "nationalised" in the sense that they can be taken over and run by the state governments, as Tirupati is, if there are found guilty of mismanagement, Religious trusts and bodies that run institutions belonging to other religions rarely come under this kind of scruntiny and not a single institution belonging to religions other than Hinduism is under governmental control.

3. Donations to religious entities is not something peculiar to Hindus. All people, irrespective of their religion, give offerings. Has any auditing been carried out of the wealth of other religious bodies? For example, Waqf boards own prime real estate in major cities like Mumbai and Hyderabad worth lakhs of crores of rupees. So do Christian institutions. Will Outlook carry a similar report on them? After all, corruption and mismanagement is not the exclusive prerogative of Hindu bodies, is it?

Visakhapatnam, India
Nov 28, 2014
03:29 PM


[[Violence begets violence. That is what the silly suppoters of Hindutva fail to understand.]]

Really? Amusing, coming from a Jihadi. The "violence" that you see today is the result of hundreds of years of violence perpetrated against Hindus by your coreligionists.

Ganwaarpur, India
Nov 28, 2014
03:02 PM

Thugs like Mopi are only out to loot the country. They have no moral agenda at all.

mumbai, India
Nov 28, 2014
02:46 PM

Violence begets violence. That is what the silly suppoters of Hindutva fail to understand.

mumbai, India
Nov 28, 2014
02:10 PM

So says the Anna Kournikova of India (i.e lot of advertisements and very very few titles!). By the way the far more successful Saina Nehwal, PT Usha, The Archery Girls (Deepika Kumari Bombayala Devi etc) , The lady Shooters like Anjali Bhagwat/ Tejaswini Sawant or Soma Shiroor etc and many others ladies never made such idiotic claims. Why is that?

pankaj hedaoo, Kuala Lumpur
Nov 28, 2014
01:53 PM

>> " I have established your bias 100th time."

Poor Ghai! Getting more and more delusional! I shall pray for you.

Dallas, United States
Nov 28, 2014
01:22 PM

Words of a hate-crazed ignoramus! '


I am crazed if I request you to consider 15000 riots also other than only 2002 ?? Many times more number of Muslims killed with many times more more loss of property .
But you feel shy .Why Sir ??

Last post on this thread .Meanwhile feel free to abuse me but I have established your bias 100th time .You can't be true friend of Muslims nor a true Secular which I am !!!

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
Nov 28, 2014
01:18 PM

Looks like Saroja mami has lost her marbles, posting stuff irrelevant to this board!

Ganwaarpur, India
Nov 28, 2014
01:11 PM


>> "Your aim is just is to furthe rthe cauise of CAIR to increase the Hindu Muslim Divide"

Words of a hate-crazed ignoramus!

Dallas, United States
Nov 28, 2014
01:09 PM

Nehru was a Brhamin too so was Indira by birth and to the end .She uses to wear Rudrkash Mala .
Our Vinod Mehta is also a Brhamin .

If outlook has problem with Brahamins then it has also problem too with Vinod  Mehta,PANDIT NEHRU ,INDIRA amma too . 


ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
Nov 28, 2014
12:50 PM

Thanks You Honours .

Also kindly ensure that the genuine Persons get the Claims and not the Middlemen get away with the money.

The present failed Congress-NCP Govt has 60 yeras experience of hoodwinking Kashmiris and taking away their dues .

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
Nov 28, 2014
12:40 PM

My personal gut feeling is that Mamta is extremely clean Politician but unfortunately she has been hoodwinked by the Scamesters in her Party .Now as her nature is she is rashly opening many fronts . Will this help her ?? Doubtful .

On the other hands look how adroitly Mayawati is playing her Cards.Her all moves are to save herself from Lalu's fate .

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
Nov 28, 2014
12:30 PM

"Mamata Banerjee is the biggest beneficiary. She is holding party workers' meetings to save herself," Ghosh charged.


That is the biggest problem because TMC too showed in Accounts Book that it did receive the Sharda Scam Money .

That is now in official Tax Documents .

Instead of all these protets the best course for the TMC and DIDI is to prepare a good and solid defence against the charges leveled by her ex- MPs AND DON'T OPEN MANY FRONTS .

She may win Elections but once SC decides to punish the scamesters then only Defence will save DIDI not these Protests or Morchas .

Lalu has to go back to jail and that very  too soon whether Elected or not.Even Congress could not help Lalu with Lalu Bachao Law which was not accepted by the Prez .

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
Nov 28, 2014
12:20 PM

TMC Parliamentarians protested with Pitchers on heads asking for no change in Manrega Scheme (which incidentally has turned out to be the biggest source of looting the poor since its origin during UPA Rule)

Their Group was sitting outside the House on Grounds of the Parliament under the Statue of the Mahatma Gandhi -BAPU .
Veteran Trinamool Parliamentarian Sh Saugat Roy was smoking a cigarette .

India News Reporter started pointing to Dada about the NO SMOKING signs every where .Even the the Reporter had the gall to say 'Dada you are smoking under the Gandhi statue .

Dada said smiling young man you were not born when I became the Parliamentarian .

But why TMC is blaming BJP the case has been handed over to CBI before Modi Govt took oath ?? The 7 cr money trail reaches to Mamta Di . The arrested TMC MPs are saying DI is equally involved in the scam and ' she is the biggest beneficiary of the scam'

Till now NCP,Congress were vehemently shouting CBI is the independent authority and in Gujarat cases was working under the control of the SC Hence the UPA Govt could never could be able to influence .

Logically the same argument is applicable today .

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
Nov 28, 2014
11:42 AM


[[If you see criticism of the RSS/BJP cabal as "anti-India hate" it means your Alzheimer's is far more advanced than I had thought. ]]

If you hate the RSS and BJP even for your constipation, it means your Jihaditis is far more advanced than we thought.

Ganwaarpur, India
Nov 28, 2014
11:40 AM


“She came, she saw, she conquered and she went,” is how Dr. G. Viswanathan who chaired a session at the Hindu Education Forum at the recently concluded World Hindu Congress described Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani’s guest appearance at the conference.

The description is accurate but hides both the disappointment of the participants as well as the haughtiness of the minister. Smriti Irani came late to the conference, went immediately to the podium out of turn, claimed she was there to listen to the participants, made some statements about abortion and left the place. The only relevant point related to education was about UGC’s new system of allowing students to transfer credits between universities for which she took credit, but the plan to implement this system has been in the pipeline for many years.

At the end of her speech, Smriti Antoinette insulted an elderly Education activist who had sincerely listed down his organization’s proposals for improving the Indian education system and wanted to hand over a list of their proposals. Smriti Irani was dismissive of him and refused to accept the sheet of paper and insultingly told him to hand it over to the organizers of the conference.

The look on her face was as though she had been assaulted and wanted nothing to do with such constructive suggestions. When the Education activist tried to explain that they were just suggestions and wanted to hand it over to her, she looked at the organizers as though she was helpless and needed protection and told them to deal with any suggestions.

Most activists who had gathered there were completely shocked as they had worked in the trenches for long years and looked forward to giving their inputs to the minister. Moreover, she had herself made the claim during her speech that she was there to glean ideas from the delegates.

She piled on the insults when she treated the conference like some beauty pageant where she was the centre of attention and conducted a photo shoot right in the hall on her way out even as the organizer was speaking on the podium. The media too seems to have lost the plot completely as they covered the speeches of ministers and were seen trying to get as many photographs of ministers instead of focusing on the speeches and presentations of the delegates among whom were many stalwarts from the worlds of activism, government, academia and other fields.

In contrast, other ministers like Nitin Gadkari and Nirmala Sitharaman who had been invited to attend other sessions at the World Hindu Conference interacted with the participants displaying patience and genuine interest. Even a very highly accomplished person like G Madhavan Nair, the former chairman of ISRO, was humble and listened to the speakers and was seen interacting with the participants during breaks. Dr. Subramaninan Swamy too was seen interacting with the public in the lobby of the hotel which was the venue of the conference.

Little wonder then that she lost to Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha election earlier this year. With such a haughty attitude, she is sure to have alienated voters. Smriti Irani must remember that the support she received from the grassroots workers during the election was really support for Narendra Modi and opposition to the Nehru-Gandhi family.

Clearly, it is not just the characteristic of inflating her educational qualifications that she shares with Sonia Gandhi nee Maino, but also the Marie Antoinette Syndrome.

Smriti Irani’s arrogance will not be accepted by Hindus with whom she spent less time than she spent with her personal tealeaf reader or whatever the practitioners of similar trades are called. Perhaps her astrologer should look at the past and provide lessons in history instead of trying to divine the future. He would be better off informing her that tyrants like Marie Antoinette who were drunk on power have appeared throughout history and have invited terrible consequences upon themselves by setting the stage for violent revolutions.

Hindus need to discard Smriti Irani completely and organize a fresh conference on Education for activists and keep out Smriti Irani as she is completely useless. Among all the sessions at the World Hindu Conference, it was the Education forum which was crying out for interaction with the government and needed such interaction as this sector is almost completely under the control of the government, but Smriti Antoinete has clearly failed in her job and has lost the confidence of those most interested in reforming the Education sector.

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
Nov 28, 2014
11:39 AM

Saroja mami,

[[And we have to put up with these idiots with their blundering if not malicious ways for the next four and a half years.]]

Haven't we put up with you for 60 years? Why are you whining now?

Ganwaarpur, India
Nov 28, 2014
11:37 AM

And Maliana where Muslims were picked out from Mosque and shot point blankly ? Dead bodies thrown into Ganga Canal and bodies never found out .

In Gujarat pre-2002 Riots Three congress Ministers actively participated in getting killed .Even Books written by independent writers .Some extracts were pasted here by me BUT YOU BUZZED OFF SAYING NOT AUTHENTIC PROOF !!
na ji na na Saboot nahin aya ji !!


Not we but you are wasting our time defending Jihadies per CAIR Policy.And you are calcified in 2002.

Where is the amount of Rs 7 cr aid given to Teesta your brave girl ?? Did you ask he rto account for or how the money was utilized for personal use via Persona;l Credidt Card ??

Sir Faruki - why this cowardliness to fight for Muslims victims ther than 2002 in other 15000 riots ???

Your aim is just is to furthe rthe cauise of CAIR to increase the Hindu Muslim Divide & which is incidentally the aim of Pakistan-ISI-Pak Janbaz Fauz too .Now Queda and ISISI have the same cause .

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
Nov 28, 2014
11:20 AM

Musical genius, Bappi Da bags some of the greatest hit numbers, the songs makes us all go back in time to near about our childhood days. Long live dada....wish u very happy b'day

Gurgaon, India
Nov 28, 2014
11:06 AM

So you can see the "liberals" like Anwaar pitching in their views on anything and everything related to RSS, Hindus sitting in immoral civilization, talking about Mahabharat.

And how do likes of him react when religion of peace is subject to scrutiny? Here is how:


Someone please help me finding correct word. Hypocrisy looks extremely mild to me!

Bangalore, India
Nov 28, 2014
07:41 AM

Hamlet remake row shines light on India’s culture wars

Shakespeare’s great tragedy has always provoked strong emotion but it is rare that anyone seeks to ban productions of it on the grounds of national security.


Anwaar, Dallas
Nov 28, 2014
07:24 AM

> "Lib-sec-dem Indians see no contradiction in opposing Bad Hindutva but priding on Good Hinduism."

My thoughts exactly!

Dallas, United States
Nov 28, 2014
07:11 AM


>> "2002 did not happen out of the blue."

Yawn! Read # 8.

Dallas, United States
Nov 28, 2014
07:07 AM


>> "OK I an hopeless case am unable to understand the immense significance of the 2002 . . ."


>> "kindly advise us the nayalayks of the immense significance of of the balance of the 15000 Riots in India ..."

When will the nalayaks understand that when talking of government complicity in massacres of minorities the only correct analogy is the Delhi Sikh massacre of 1984? Until you understand that please don't waste my time.

Dallas, United States
Nov 28, 2014
05:51 AM

Here I am quotting renowned Israeli/Hebrew Poet , Amir Or, quoted from an interview in DNA India.

Q: Was it a challenging experience to work on Stories from the Mahabharata ?

Like all epics, The Mahabharata has an ethical backbone. It is rich with stories as well as philosophy and deep thought. It is a book that inspires you to be heroic and points out the right way to live. As a poet, I found the task of translating The Mahabharata great fun. It is written in metered prose and I used metered prose in Hebrew as well.

Martand Sun Temple, India
Nov 28, 2014
05:33 AM

@Mr Sridharan,  that was a great post.  If you have been with outlook long enough you may know that its obsessed with brahmins or being anti-brahmin because of the garbage quality of its columnists , many of them are islamists or quota-walas or suffer from dhimmism.  Most of us readers just come to have a laugh and mock the poor quality of reportage.

Great ness comes from great human qualities, service, kindness, learning, humility and not ethnicity or heritage. Every good brahmin knows that. 

Martand Sun Temple, India
Nov 28, 2014
03:37 AM

France and Germany are today the pillars of a united Europe. They have overcome history. 

ashok lal, mumbai
Nov 28, 2014
01:57 AM

Will the sickos accuse Kangressis of disrupting the house now?

Whats InAName, San Francisco
Nov 28, 2014
12:35 AM

>> All the trolls are hyperactive on a day where the bought media is ignoring

Vinod. This is a compliment for you.

>> the killing of 39 Indians in Iraq.

Pious Muslims at their work again?

>> Not for nothing it is claimed that these sanghis have anti nationalism encoded in their genes.

Pious Muslims do their usual work. Paid media guys like Outlook, Hindu, etc. keep out. And the jehad lovers start whining like pigs, and vomitting their filth.

Not for nothing it is claimed that sickos are assholes. They shall even do "laasho par rajneeti".

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
Nov 28, 2014
12:15 AM

Why did Oommen Chandy stop with the nurses? Between Srisri & Doval there was nothing to choose and they did not help. And we have to put up with these idiots with their blundering if not malicious ways for the next four and a half years.

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
Nov 28, 2014
12:07 AM

All the trolls are hyperactive on a day where the bought media is ignoring the killing of 39 Indians in Iraq. Not for nothing it is claimed that these sanghis have anti nationalism encoded in their genes.

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
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