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D-62/22
May 24, 2015
01:06 PM

Ganwaarji
"I'm sure Modi has taken a leaf out of MMS' book and that is how not to govern."
Thanks. Atleast you agree to this!

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
PATTAMBI, India
D-61/1
May 24, 2015
12:59 PM

Omar must first come clean on the Loot of Tax payers money in 60 years of Abdullah rule

before attacking Modi.

Omar who has been snubbed by the people of Kashmir and his efforts to break bread with Modi having failed is taking jibes on the PM.

Modi dumped Omar and his party as it had lost all credibility in J and K.

Whatever Modi did say abroad ,Omar has no credibility to pass insinuation on Modi.

harun, chennai
D-60/21
May 24, 2015
12:56 PM

" More dangerous than unmet economic goals is the ideological chauvinism "

-P.M. Narendra Modi seems to be saying - ' Before me the void : After me the deluge '

- Regressive Phase -         by  Sitaram Yechury in The Hindu

- www.thehindu.com/sunday-anchor/sitaram-yechury-on-narendra-modi-one-year-at-office/article7239370.ece

Deepak
Delhi, India
D-59/1
May 24, 2015
12:51 PM

The CCI is making politically motivated statement.

Has he not seen the Japanese having brought in 100000 cr investment in building the Ahmedabad to Mumbai bullet train and the work on that is in full swing after techinical and feasibility study having been completed in a record time.

Has the CCI not seen the Smart cities project were cities have been identified and work on providing world Class infra structure is taking place at break neck speed.

Has the CCI not seen the Push for rural housing were Tens of thousands of houses have been built in the last one year.Pl go check it out for yourself.

Has the CCI not seen that Japan has already brought know how  and Money to make Varanasi a world class city.

So much of work in restoring Varanasi to its glorious past has taken place with Japanese help ,is this not big investment.

Has the CCI not seen the Push of 2800 cr in improving Railway safety by installing anti crash equipment through out the country.

Has the CCI not seen the frieght corridor which was promised by the Govt in 2014 in various stages of implementation to improve freight movement.

Is not the CCI aware of the 1000 km /day roads being Laid  in Rural areas to improve rural connectivity.

Has the CCI not seen the Investment made to increase refining of Crude by PSU Oil Companies making use of the Excise duty hike when Crude collpased to 50$/barrel.

Has the CCI not seen the action in recovering NPA"s from defaulters like Mallaya ,isnt the 7200 cr recovered by the Govt not a Big bang investment its over a Billion $.

The CCI must be asked to look into facts before coming out with statements.

 

 

harun, chennai
D-58/3
May 24, 2015
12:50 PM

First, a big thank you to Outlook for remembering an important event in our Nation's post - 1947 history. There are lessons to be learnt from this botched up effort. The write ups suffer from `Fables of Valour' which usually accompany anty war, where history is left to be written by those who did not really perform. In case of 1965 War also subsequent heliographers have sought to Gilt-edge their own and if truth is casualty so be it. 1965 War history comes to us from three main sources.

1. Official History. This seeks to project the then Government and the bureaucracy as epitome of all that was perfect. Lal bahadur Shastri was great, despite the fact that he bartered away Hajipir Pass for nothing in return.

2. Bureaucracy of MoD represented by K Subramaniam, who later became Staregic Guru of India was Joint Secretary (Acquisitions) in MoD during this war. He and his cohorts later did a thorough job of selling the idea that Indian Army had every thing in `abundance' and it was General Choudhary who failed to take advantage.

3. Indian bureaucracy was bolstered by unwitting support  it recieved from Lt General Harbaksh Singh and his co-religionists like Amrimder Singh who sought to project the good general as savoiur of Punjab.

General Choudhary who had earlier proven his mettle as a Gneral in annexsation of Hyderbad could not care less for these apologists. Because he had led a recently defeated Indian Army to a convincing stand-off with Pakistan depsite the fact that most of his troops were raw (Army expanded from 250000 in 1962 to 700000 in 1965) and whose operational level commanders perfromed reasonably well.

Real story can only be told when General Choudhary's contribution is analysed dispassionately soley based on facts.

 

 

yogibhadani
Hyderabad, India
D-57/20
May 24, 2015
12:26 PM

19 /D -51 GANWAAR

- Trust you to miss the issue completely .  Your retort is the only way you try to remain relevant.

Deepak
Delhi, India
D-56/89
May 24, 2015
12:16 PM

>> "The Survey quoted by you is phony as your Secularism . Your Survey shows Pakistan is very tolerant !!" - AK Ghai

That was the very purpose of Anwaar sharing the survey. India's rating was just  an excuse. Anwaar wanted to highlight how tolerant Pakis are.

The Irreverent Indian
Online, India
D-55/1
May 24, 2015
12:10 PM


Spot-fines for littering will not eradicate the problem but will help.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-54/2
May 24, 2015
12:05 PM


Anti-intellectual Liar,

You seem to be a hate-crazed loonie. Please seek psychiatric help. We shall pray for your recovery.


 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-53/1
May 24, 2015
11:48 AM


NGOs seem to have become thorns in the sides of power-hungry despots!
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-52/2
May 24, 2015
11:44 AM


Blaming Congress for all ills is not credible policy. Now you are in power, you have been in power for a year, so start taking responsibility. You are accountable, so act accordingly.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-51/19
May 24, 2015
11:29 AM

Deepak,

[[One couldn't miss your contemptous remark ' Kancha Ilaih is an OBC ' . So what , is that all you can think of , sitting in U.S. Are you aware how desperately BJP was trying to pass of Narendra Modi as an OBC when an image makeover was being contemplated ?]]

Trust an AAPtard to completely miss the point! There is a thin line between AAPtard and retard. What JR Rao was saying is that Iliah (get the spelling right, moron) despite being an OBC tries to hijack the Dalit movement because it is the only way he can remain relevant.

Ganwaar
Ganwaarpur, India
D-50/18
May 24, 2015
11:27 AM

VNKM,

[[Taking a leaf out of Maun Mohan Singh or Taking a fig leaf to cover?]]

I'm sure Modi has taken a leaf out of MMS' book and that is how not to govern.

As for fig leaf, those are needed by his detractors, many of who promised to leave the state/country or walk naked if he won. They're trying to use every fig leaf available to avoid fulfilling it.

Ganwaar
Ganwaarpur, India
D-49/10
May 24, 2015
11:26 AM


Modi should learn from the Chinese their deliberate rejection of self-promotion (Pankaj Mishra)

Mr. Modi with his corporate chums is the greatest Indian exponent of capitalism with East Asian characteristics. I think one has to think of Mr. Modi along with Suharto, Lee Kwan Yew, and the CCP provincial bosses who then make it big in Beijing. These are all control freaks supported by the corporate and technocratic classes who prefer top-down solutions and rapid decision-making, and have contempt for anything that doesn’t directly advance their interests. So the rise of the middle class in Asia has assisted the growth of authoritarian populism rather than democracy.

Fortunately, India is too diverse a place for any Modi to flourish. A truly authoritarian leader like Suharto won’t be able to flourish for long in India. Sixty five years of deeply flawed democratic processes have nevertheless created an India where someone like Mr. Modi can enjoy only limited successes.

And he still seems to be struggling after one year in power and too many trips abroad. In China, he looked as he has looked on his other foreign jaunts — a man still savouring his new power, enjoying its trappings, and getting too addicted to fawning NRIs. The Chinese cannot but be wary of Mr. Modi and his over-the-top bonding with Shinzo Abe, the most aggressively nationalist leader Japan has known in years. And India itself will not become a major player in China’s neighbourhood simply because Mr. Modi has visited it and played the Mongolian fiddle. China’s neighbours are economically dependent on it, and India can’t change that reality. Nor should India try while it is itself knocking on China’s doors for some cash. The one thing Mr. Modi and his fans really should learn from the Chinese is their deliberate rejection of self-promotion and posturing. The Chinese in their 30 years of uninterrupted self-strengthening refrained from making any great claims for their power and influence. On the contrary, Chinese leaders played down their strength and emphasised the problems before them. They certainly did not seek affirmation from overseas Chinese. In any case, we know that for India to become an attractive option for China’s neighbours we need Mr. Modi to set aside his fiddle, get away from insecure NRIs, do ghar vapsi and then stay at home for a while and attend to its myriad challenges.

www.thehindu.com/sunday-anchor/basharat-peer-interview-with-pankaj-mishra-modi-should-learn-from-the-chinese-their-deliberate-rejection-of-selfpromotion/article7239360.ece

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-48/1
May 24, 2015
11:19 AM

Even a MMS made Public that 642 cr was spent between 2004 and 2013 on PM travel abroad.

By refusing to come out Modi is undermining his very own promise of Tansparency.

Or was that a  Jumla as the Black Money promise was made out to be.

harun, chennai
D-47/1
May 24, 2015
11:15 AM

Khurshid is plain spineless joker.

Why should Modi run to the Arabs ,who are presiding over worst crisis of exsistence.

India Pays for Oil and there is no need to please them.

Salman is better off coming clean on his wifes NGO having used differently abled to embezzle money.

Modi need not go to the Arab World,its enough if he delivers on his promises.

 

harun, chennai
D-46/35
May 24, 2015
11:10 AM

" India's Prime Minister Modi is obsessed with taking selfies " -----  Washington Post

www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/05/15/indias-prime-minister-modi-is-obsessed-with-taking-selfies/

Deepak
Delhi, India
D-45/1
May 24, 2015
11:10 AM

Heptullah like all Muslim so called Leaders is shedding crocadile Tears for her Clan.

Why did she remain in the Congress for all those years until she Quit in 2004.

Why did she not speak a word when she was DC of Rajya Sabha,shameless Oppurtunisim.

Mere speeches are no danger ,but actions of Bias do drive fear and insecurity.

Modi has a commitment to the Constitution no matter what his admirers want him to do.

Modi has a Mandate to deliver and having restored the Authority of the PMO,he must get down to delivering on his Promises.

Had Heptullah derided discrimination for education or Employment on basis of Religion she would have delivered on the Oath of Office she took as Minister.

As for the Muslims being Backward,that is due to Lack of change in Mindset and stress on Education.

Muslims have been let down time and again by their Leadership and its using the Muslim Card to escape scrutiny.

The most recent case is that of the Kerala Minister who killed a Prof and continues to hold Office,Congress should be ashamed for practicing such politics of using the community for vote bank.

That Muslims have lost all symphaty and good will is obvious in the way Social Media reacts to the problems they face.

Heptullah symbolises what is the reason for the State Muslims find themselves in.

harun, chennai
D-44/2
May 24, 2015
11:08 AM

As a lived-across-India-now-staying-in-Bangalore-and-lovin'-it guy, I loved this ode to the gentle Kannadiga. Good one, Roopa Pai!

VM
BANGALORE, India
D-43/17
May 24, 2015
10:44 AM

J.R. Rao 13 / D-29

One couldn't miss your contemptous remark ' Kancha Ilaih is an OBC ' . So what , is that all you can think of , sitting in U.S. Are you aware how desperately BJP was trying to pass of Narendra Modi as an OBC when an image makeover was being contemplated ?

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Modi-is-a-Teli-Ghanchi-OBC-BJP/articleshow/34084111.cms

Deepak
Delhi, India
D-42/16
May 24, 2015
10:26 AM

" India's constitution proclaims the equality of  all its religions .Other than assuring their equal status, the Indian State has nothing to do with religious beliefs ."

' The Hindu rashtra's original advocates , who believed India was for Hindus , have long since passed away  .'

- Modi govt's first anniversary : it has been a year of icy silences  -      - Gopalkrishna Gandhi

-www.hindustantimes.com/gopalkrishnagandhi/pm-modi-s-one-year-in-office-has-been-a-year-of-icy-silences/article1-1348060.aspx      

Deepak
Delhi, India
D-41/9
May 24, 2015
09:54 AM

Againstintellectulliars,

You are like those skull capped jokers who have seen destruction of their countries in the Name of religion,grow up man.

India is a country with diversity and the greatest diversity is seen in the Languages and practices followed.

Religion has never made a Nation a strong one or bringing down others places of worship to avenge past crimes is no solution.

That in no way allows Party to mislead Nation by making spurious claims when so many facts point to the contradictions in the claims.

Its 60 years and you are yet calling for avenging past ,by killing and bringing down others places of worship.

The Food security of India is in danger with agararian crisis,prices of pulses has gone up by 40% and counting.

Crude is bound to rise and with Re at 64 and a CAD which remains high and no significant increase in FDI,

We are headed for Food inflation and crash of the Re to 70 a $.

How long are folks like you going to bury your heads in sand and claim all is hunky dory.

Its fairly obvious that Religious identity is what is driving this Ignoring the Danger of food inflation and collapse of Re.By people like you.

Arre Bhai lives of a billion are at stake.

 

harun
chennai, India
D-40/34
May 24, 2015
09:52 AM

It is hilarious reading opeds cautioning Modi on 'dictatorial' tendencies from the same people who "crawled when asked to bend" during Emergency. 

Mohan
Adpur, India
D-39/33
May 24, 2015
09:51 AM

Deepak, 

Send your complain to Outlook to remove my posts. 

Mohan
Adpur, India
D-38/1
May 24, 2015
09:44 AM

I didn't relate to the characters of Bombay Velvet too much, but I feel that the movie is a masterpiece. I didn't like the movie, because I couldn't like any of the characters in the movie. I had empathy for the roles played by Kapoor and Sharma, but empathy doesn't necessarily lead on to liking. I remember that Dev Anand used to be compared to Gregory Peck, and Ranbir Kapoor does a mean Al Pacino act. Bombay Velvet is a marked departure from the earlier roles that Ranbir Kapoor has played.

Aditya Mookerjee
Belgaum, India
D-37/15
May 24, 2015
09:40 AM

“But Modi knows when to keep quiet and let others think he is wise.”
Taking a leaf out of Maun Mohan Singh or Taking a fig leaf to cover?
 

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
PATTAMBI, India
D-36/32
May 24, 2015
09:40 AM

' message report'  in last message by me should be read as ' message board '  Thnks.

Deepak
Delhi, India
D-35/1
May 24, 2015
09:37 AM

This cross is going to be a magnet, a beacon for attacks and a whole bunch of people are going to die as a consequence....

Non Fanatic, London
D-34/31
May 24, 2015
09:36 AM

30/D -30  MOHAN

This article is not about Mohan Bhagwat and RSS plans .Please do not misuse space on the message report.

Deepak
Delhi, India
D-33/14
May 24, 2015
09:35 AM

[[DLN garu: "Tell that to those who broke up the country because they did not believe in a pluralistic society.

Ganwaar: They are dead and gone, but you and the likes of you also need to be told that India is a pluralistic, multi-ethnic country which has been enriched by several cultures.]]

Their progeny is very much alive and thriving. Asad and Akbar Owaisi, Badruddin Ajmal, Madani, and other purveyor of rank communal politics, whose worldview does not extend beyond Muslims are continuing the legacy that Jinnah and others spawned. Footsoldiers like Ganwaar, Nasar Ahmad, and Ahmad Pasha ensure that the legacy survives and silently and constantly work towards ensure further balkanization of the country along religious lines.

Ganwaar
Ganwaarpur, India
D-32/2
May 24, 2015
09:28 AM

Sanjay Nirupm ex Siv Sena onw Mumbai Congress President had planned out to take a Big Morcha to Aza Maidan on 23-05-2015
&
HE also declared that Congress will cook and serve 5000 persons BEEF MEAT on Morcha day .

Well all Beef eaters were cordially invited to to come and enjoy preparations from Beef .

Unfortunately the day passed with no sign of Morcha ,Free Beef and Nirupom.

BUT DON'T GET DISHEARTENED THE YOUNG APPOINTEE Nirupm by RaGa WILL NOT LET US DOWN.

BJP is keenly awaitng the great event so that it can show the Hindu Voters that Congress is Beef Eater !

I am ringing my hands & looking eagerly for  great Beef Feast -that too all free !

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-31/3
May 24, 2015
09:28 AM

UPA has duel power centre. NDA has duel  Membership!!!

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi, PATTAMBI
D-30/30
May 24, 2015
09:24 AM
RSS Wants No Bar for castes

NEW DELHI:Countering discrimination based on castes seems to be the new mantra of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which has started a nationwide survey right up to the village level to gather feedback on the prevailing mindsets, particularly among the upper castes.

The Sangh, which has been aiming at the “homogenisation” of the Hindu society, has asked its workers to carry out programmes so that upper castes allow integration of the Dalits into the community, a move that will also help conversion by those belonging to the marginal sections to other religions. RSS is also commemorating Dalit icon B R Ambedkar’s anniversary on a grand scale.

During its annual meeting in March, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had given a call for starting programmes which would allow common access to temples, water and crematoriums at the village level to all communities. 

Before these programmes can be initiated, the cadre have been asked to conduct surveys in all the districts of the country, particularly in those states afflicted by caste discrimination. Sangh sources say the survey is underway in many states, while others are devising their own questionnaires based on local situations and needs. “Every state will have a different prevailing situation, so we have asked the local leadership to prepare their surveys. The work has already started,” senior RSS functionary told The Sunday Standard.

Based on the outcome of these surveys, the programmes to be carried out would be customised, he says. “The idea behind the survey first germinated after Bhagwat’s Vijay Dashmi address two years ago. Some states like Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka carried out local studies to find a solution of caste discrimination. This was concretised after Bhagwat’s speech in Nagpur in March, where he asked the Sangh to work for ending discrimination,” RSS leader says.

“Bhagwat said all castes should have access to the same temple, use water from the same well or tap and use the same crematorium for last rites of the departed. Currently, different castes have their own places of worship, wells and crem atoriums. So when discrimination is tackled at this level, change will happen,” he adds. “In the survey we will ask the upper castes reasons for their discrimination and why do they think that other castes should not have a common access.”

Another RSS leader says that the initial findings of the survey conducted in 11 states have thrown up interesting solutions. “In Uttarakhand, it turned out that local herbal products and food products can create their own mini units if supported by the Food Processing ministry. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had attended a function where the idea of food processing unit was also discussed.”

Talking about the ongoing Sangh programme, another RSS functionary says that Bhagwat wants greater integration. “He asked every family should take out at least one hour in a week where everyone should sit together and talk, without discussing cricket, politics or switching on TV. Then as this programme develops, neighbours should also be involved for similar meetings. The aim is to curb imbalances that have crept in due to dismantling of the joint family system.”

Mohan
Adpur, India
D-29/13
May 24, 2015
09:23 AM

This paper is virulently anti Hindu. Kancha Iliah is an OBC; he desperately tries to club himself with Dalits. He has a noise maker witha warped world view and has an audience just as Howard Stern does in New York. Sensationalists will be around for a few years and as they pass on in time, their works will vanish as well.

JR Rao
Washington DC, USA
D-28/1
May 24, 2015
09:18 AM

Parrikar's statement is condemned by Pakistan and by Congress.  What can we deduct from that sentence? 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-27/5
May 24, 2015
09:12 AM

K SINHA PHOENIX 17/3
And let it direct your passion with reason,
that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection,

and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes.

— Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
PATTAMBI, India
D-26/4
May 24, 2015
09:08 AM

Jaya can LEGALLY 'buy' him for a few crores ( or perhaps hundreds of crores in her case ) and no one can lift a finger?

MISOGYNIST, CHENNAI

Can some one show Misso Baba  the Video of Jaya Lalita Police forcibly lifting Karunidhi from his bed  in dead of the Night ??

Brother don't mess up  with Jaya Amma .Badly  Baja degi !!

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-25/1
May 24, 2015
09:05 AM

Nice article Pai avare. One thing to add: Kannadigas pride in being abhimanis, basically lovers of their language. No fanatical pride. Also, as you pointed out, Kannadigas are drawn from different mother tongues, all having converged on Namma Kannada Naadu, Karu naada nadu throughout history, making this their home. Noah's ark of sorts. Sir MV is the pride of Karnataka. No one brackets him as a Telugu. You can see his photos all over government offices, schools and colleges.

guestfromindia
Trishanku Nagar, Others
D-24/29
May 24, 2015
09:00 AM

Did any channel organize a poll on the performance of the opposition? It is as important in a parliamentary democracy as the ruling party.

Mohan
Adpur, India
D-23/88
May 24, 2015
08:55 AM

89 D Anwaar

Revealing!

MISOGYNIST

The worst Hindu hater reveals the ultimate Truth to the rabid Female Hater !!

Cyanide Fortified with Snake serum .

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-22/87
May 24, 2015
08:49 AM

89 D Anwaar

Revealing!

MISOGYNIST

REVEALING TO a person who 100 times a day confirm that he rabidly hates 50 % Human beings ie Females ??

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-21/86
May 24, 2015
08:44 AM

Faruki Sahib

Many Thanks for reconfirming that India is the least Tolerant Country as it allowed Muslim population to grow from 25 Millions to 170 Millions.
&

Pakistan is very tolerant to reduce Hindus from 80 lac to 800 only.

NOW FOLLOW THE illuminated path PATH SHOWN BY OUR LEARNED PHILOSOPHER ,GUIDE AND anti-Indian Guru FARUKI SAHIB.

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-20/28
May 24, 2015
08:43 AM

27 /D -!6 - MOHAN

Your LONG  wriiteup about the current P.M. and his virtues should have reserved for an RSS mouthpiece ,although one doubts if even they would have published it . In the first paragraph itself you've given the game away, by talking of a person who came up ' the hard , struggling and essentialy Bhartiya way ' ? You mean that the struggle and hardship undergone by  the numerous  leaders who contributed to India becoming a free nation with a secular foundation was of no consequence ? One understands that RSS does not have any icons during the  period of freedom struggle ( contemporary history )and that's why you are always desperate to clutch on to just anything.

As some one said earlier , it is important for you to remember that ' India is a pluralistic ,multi-ethnic country which has been enriched by several cultures" and its diverse physical & social fabric will not allow a governance solution which comes across ' dictatorial' or one that favours only a limited section of the soceity.

Deepak
Delhi, India
D-19/85
May 24, 2015
08:34 AM

D-1/83

Anwaar
The Survey quoted by you is phony as your Secularism .

Your Survey shows Pakistan is very tolerant !!

Thanks for the joke .

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-18/4
May 24, 2015
08:24 AM

Papu says he has asked SUN to Set today evening and arise tomorrow Morning !

Papu says he has asked Modi to implement OROP .

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-17/3
May 24, 2015
07:54 AM

Madrasis and Biharis are the same..., Amma in TN and Lalu in Bihar...

K Sinha, Phoenix
D-16/27
May 24, 2015
07:47 AM

No other Government in post-independent India’s history has faced as much scrutiny in its first year in office as has or is facing the Narendra Modi led Government. Perhaps Atal Behari Vajpayee’s NDA I faced a similar scrutiny in its first year but yet that came nowhere near to what Narendra Modi continues to face. Perhaps such a scrutiny is reserved only for those few leaders, products of a non-Nehruvian politics who, deprived of any privileges, came up the hard, struggling and essentially Bharatiya way.

  It is a unique characteristic of the articulate and opinion-forming Indian milieu that privilege and pedigree in politics as in other fields, exempts one from scrutiny and accountability. Being scrutinized is only for those who were not “born to govern” but rather grew into greatness and leadership through the sheer dint of their perseverance; their organic connect with the Indian psyche.   Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, the legendary foundation-layer of the erstwhile Jana Sangh, Atal Behari Vajpayee, the first non-Congress Prime Minister to lead a Government in India to its full term and Narendra Modi, the first non-Congress Prime Minister to earn a Parliamentary majority and to strike a resounding blow at the Nehruvian consensus all fall into that category, a category that faces relentless tests and is continuously challenged. Non-scrutiny and indulgence is for those on whom the mantle of leadership has easily fallen as if ordained.   The scrutiny of this category of leaders is not only limited to the Indian milieu, curiously the international media, the Western observers’ clique ensconced in ivy league climates that mainly thrive by analysing an “imagined India” at war with itself, direct their shrill voices and sharp lenses whenever a government of an alternate dispensation, a dispensation different from the one that they have been used to seeing ruling India, comes to power.   But Prime Minister Modi, in ceaseless steeple-chase, has always excelled in galloping over these barriers put up by forces that are essentially inimical or opposed to the rise of India as a civilisational state. In him these elements see the actual instrument, the real catalyst who could push such a rise of India.  A rise that can be ignited exactly through the way Modi is approaching India, that is by redefining the various dimensions of her national life and lifting her out of the state of being that comes from a lingering sense of subjecthood to one which is capable of articulating and actualizing the aspirations of more than a billion people. In him they see the leader capable of formulating and giving shape to the great Indian dream. Hence the resistance is formidable, the opposition relentless, irrational and at times unforgiving. Interestingly and as he always does, Prime Minister Modi has turned the tide and forced a debate on the nation. Not one to avoid a débat, never hesitant of presenting a report card of his performance to those, in whose name and for whom he has pledged to run his Government – the vast and teeming multitude of India, Prime Minister Modi has succeed in  breaking the calcified categories into which the Indian political discourse rotated.   From a discourse of conflict and clash, from a primarily denominational approach to Indian issues and challenges, from a sense of siege, deprivation and victimhood he has forced the political discourse to chart out a new path and structure a new category. It is a category that expresses and describes aspirational India. Repeated attempts in the last one year to force the discourse back to a degenerative framework which has essentially portrayed India as a congeries of groups, perpetually in conflict, have been stonewalled and Prime Minister Modi, adopting a resolute posture, has steered the discourse on the new line that he had set during his grueling and truly national election campaign in 2014.   For those who have worked with him in Gujarat, such a frenzy of assessment and instant judgment delivery is nothing new or out of the ordinary. For twelve long years, Modi, they say faced the same test, grappled with the same questions and lived through the same frenzy silently doing what he does best – creatively governing and imaginatively performing and making a difference to the lives with whose destiny he is entrusted with. To those with their ears and pulses on the ground then, those years of scrutiny made no difference for they saw the actual difference that a Narendra Modi governance style and manner did to their lives and to their aspirations.   As Modi himself often reiterates, it was those same officers, that usual system, that unchanged structure and yet it made all the difference, the difference was in the energy, in the delivery and in the performance. All that was needed was a decisive governance direction. In Gujarat, in more than a decade, Narendra Modi provided that and at the national level in the last one year he has succeeded in reinforcing that. The sense of having a leadership, a sense of having a direction with clearly enumerated goals is perhaps the greatest achievement in the last one year. A sense of security, a sense of connect for the marginalized, a hands-on approach to governance, as opposed to an aerial approach, is the most significant expression of that change which India has seen in the last one year. The ambiguity in decision making, the palpable indecisiveness, the multiple centres of power and of authority have all dissolved into a clear and distinct pattern of governance and of delivery.
If one of the categories of a civilisational state is that of managing harmoniously its diversities and of counting them as strengths, then Prime Minister Modi has strengthened that category and that characteristic. It is perhaps for the first time in post-independent India’s political history that a Prime Minister, adhering to a true spirit of federalism talks of a “Team India” – a team that comprises the Chief Ministers of the States and the Prime Minister. Evaporated is the mentality which perpetuated the ‘writ of the central government”, dissolving is the attitude which saw the states and regional leaders as mere cogs in the wheel that was meant to keep the dominant party rolling. “Cooperative federalism” is not a slogan but an implemented and worked out reality.  When the Prime Minister took Chief Ministers along with him to inaugurate the first Provincial/States’ Leaders Forum in China and spoke of how States have to be equal partners in growth that though visions may be formed in Delhi their success will be determined by state governments, he was putting into practice this federal spirit of cooperation. The gradual dissolution of the confrontational spirit between the Centre and the State in the last one year has been a major step forward in relaying the spirit and framework of Indian polity

If another category of a civilisational state is the expression of an aspiration to play a larger global role and to work towards that, then the past one year has seen a decisive expression of that aspiration. Everywhere that he has gone, in every forum that he has spoken, Prime Minister Modi has articulated the faith of a “re-emerging India.” Every visit of his abroad has been envisaged in a spirit of a civilisational out-reach, renewing, re-invigorating and re-shaping ancient bonds in a current context. Recognition of the need to push hard and pragmatically for India’s national interest has been another decisive shift in the last one year, a shift which has strengthened India’s march towards becoming one of the principal poles in an increasingly multi-polar world.   If the a category of a civilisational state is the articulation of a philosophy on the world stage and of making the world recognise one’s civilisational high-water marks then the recognition of the uniquely Indian Yoga as a world redeeming method or practice is a unique achievement that further cements the belief that Prime Minister Modi’s vision of India’s “re-emergence” is that of a civilisational state. When he spoke at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York and referred to the need to work on the basis of a philosophy and not an ideology, because ideologies on the world stage generated conflict while philosophies facilitated cooperation, Prime Minister Modi was essentially reiterating the timeless Indian belief of world unity and cooperation. To his audience in New York, used to the politics of power and competition that may have sounded strange, but it was a new category that India was setting out and it was being articulated by a deeply convinced Prime Minister bent upon concretising India’s space in the mind-map of the world.   The wheel of the Indian state is on a steady track, the spirit of India’s polity is redefining itself, the cornerstones of effective governance are being chiseled and installed and the foundation laying for a new age India is nearly complete. Modi’s first year at the helm has brought to fruition all of these and much more. The complete effects of these will be seen after a decade or so, till then let us trust and let us support, a refreshingly new India is at last emerging.       (Dr. Anirban Ganguly is the Director, Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation, New Delhi and a scholar of Indian civilisation, politics and history) 
 
Mohan
Adpur, India
D-15/8
May 24, 2015
05:06 AM

Bharat Mata kare pukaar
Bharat Mata kare pukaar, hey Modi to unhe lalkaar,
jin aatankiyon ne mujhe jhakhm diyaa hai, unse tu le pratikaar;
mullon ne haatho me pakar rakha hai, pakistan to mera kesh hai,
cheer chaati deshdhrohiyo kaa, lahoo maang raha mera kesh hai;
jin Bhartiyon ka khun na khawlaa, khun nahi o pani hai,
dharma-raksha ke liye Mahabharat, yahi purkho ki teri kahaani hai;
islam to adharma hai, kaliyug kaa abhishaap hai,
kar sanhaar aatankiyon ka, dila moksha unhe, ye mahapunya, nahi koi paap hai;
Suryadev kaa saugandh tujhe, pourus tujhe deekhaanaa hai,
andhkaar ka dhwaj, tere pairon talay koochlaa jaanaa hai;
har har Mahadev ka bol laga, tune baburi masjid dhahaaya hai,
dharm-yudh abhi suru hua hai, Kashi-Mathura abhi bakaayaa hai.

dharm-yudh abhi suru hua hai, Kashi-Mathura abhi bakaayaa hai.


 

AgainstIntellectualLiars
Somewhere, India
D-14/26
May 24, 2015
04:35 AM

Yada yada hi dharmasya, glanirbhavati Bharatah,
Abhiyutthanam dharmasya, tadatmanam srijamyaham!
Paritranaya sadhunam, vinashaya cha dushkritam,
Dharmasamsthapanarthaya, sambhabami yuge yuge!!

Whenever and wherever there is decline of dharma (righteousness) and ascendance of adharma (unrighteousness), at that time I manifest Myself in visible form (Narendra Damodardas Modi in Kaliyuga). For the protection of the righteous and destruction of the wicked (jehadis), and for the sake of establishing dharma again, I incarnate Myself on earth ages after ages. This time I have incarnated in the form of Maryada Purusottam Lord Narendra Modi.

The development experiment of Lab Gujrat needs to be successful in the whole India for the future of Bharata.

Bharat Mata kare pukar, Narendra Modi tu unhe lalkaar;
jin logo ne mujhe jakhm diya hai, unse tu le pratikaar.
Mudh nehru-wans laa khada kiya hai, rastra ko iss mod pe;
Nahi mard koi congress me, uttar dena hai tujhe muh tor ke.

Apart from a long list of notorious decisions by Nehru and the fact that Patel was elected by Congress to lead the nation but obedient Nehru was selected by Gandhi, it was Nehru who murdered the Indian democracy in its nascent stage. Why he occupied the post of PM for 17 years and till his death? Was nobody competent enough to lead the nation even when there were so many freedom fighters. Even if there was no competent leader, why not he brought forward a new bunch of leadership under his guidance, instead of occupying the post till his death. Now the result is that our democracy has been transferred into a feudal system. All even Aloos-Laloos, devegowdas, wrestler mulayams have founded their dynasties. Indira did everything to remove his possible contenders from Congress and India became Indira. Now Congress followers have become so habitual that they wag their tail in front of Nehru family members even when are not ordered to do so and even when the member is mere an ex-waitress. I am confident that one day, Indian Lenin Nehru's statue will be brought down and ripped apart by our own Indians. In the popular imagination of Pakistanis, Nehru is a guileful person. A classic example of this is Akbar S. Ahmed's movie "Jinnah" in which Nehru is mostly shown in the bedroom with Lady Mountbatten realising his political wishes through the means of an extra-marital affair. Nehru was at the most suitable to be a high school teacher.

By the way, somebody said Rahul Gandhi wears diaper. Is it true?

After Saradar Patel, Gujrat has produced another Lion of India. Roar Modi roar. Whole India is looking at you, you are the saviour of India. You are brilliant as God Krishna, you have character as God Ram, you have strength of lord Bhim, you have skill of lord Arjun, you have knowledge of lord Dronacharya, move ahead, move ahead. Mahabharat is ahead, mahabharat is awaiting you. Then only a new victorius and glorious Bharat will emerge.

AgainstIntellectualLiars
Somewhere, India
D-13/1
May 24, 2015
04:19 AM

In the 16th century, in one of the early letters between Iranian Zoroastrians and their co-religionists in India, the priests of Yazd lamented that "no period [in human history], not even that of Alexander, had been more grievous or troublesome for the faithful than 'this millennium of the demon of Wrath'.". India should learn lessons from the following, if no lessons have been learnt after loosing Sindh, Half Punjab and half Bengal to jehadis. How barbaric the jehadis are, learn it from the following. What ISIS is doing today, mohammad and his henchmen were doing in 7th century. After the Muslim conquest of Persia, Zoroastrians were given dhimmi status and subjected to persecutions; discrimination and harassment began in the form of sparse violence. Zoroastrians were made to pay an extra tax called Jizya, failing which they were either killed, enslaved or imprisoned. Those paying Jizya were subjected to insults and humiliation by the tax collectors. Zoroastrians who were captured as slaves in wars were given their freedom if they converted to Islam. Zoroastrian places of worship were desecrated, shrines were destroyed and mosques built in their place. Many fire temples, with their four axial arch openings, were usually turned into mosques simply by setting a mihrab (prayer niche) on the place of the arch nearest to qibla (the direction of Mecca). Zoroastrian temples converted into mosques in such a manner could be found in Bukhara, as well as in and near Istakhr and other Persian cities. Urban cities where Arab governors made their quarters were most vulnerable to such religious persecution, great fire temples were turned into mosques, and the citizens were forced to conform or flee.Many libraries were burnt and much cultural heritage was lost. Gradually there were increased number of laws regulating Zoroastrian behavior, limiting their ability to participate in society, and make life difficult for the Zoroastrians in the hope that they would convert to Islam. Any political, military, or economic resistance by Zoroastrians was unfeasible or violently suppressed by the government. Over time, persecution of Zoroastrians became more common and widespread, and the number of believers decreased significantly. Many converted, some superficially, to escape the systematic abuse and discrimination by the law of the land.

AgainstIntellectualLiars
Somewhere, India
D-12/1
May 24, 2015
04:04 AM

Jehadis whose religion's founder himself was a religious fanatic discuss about religious intolerance in non-Muslim majority countries. Muslims' mannat (good wishes) will be fulfilled only if they worship Goddess Mannat, who fulfilled wishes of all Arabs for 2000 years until She was insulted by religious fanatic mohammad, along with his intolerant then fringe communal extremists who became powerful later, who demolished Her idol in Kaaba. Since then the curse of Goddess Mannat is upon all Muslims and they will be free from Her curse and consequent suffering since 7th century only if they reinstall Her idol in Kaba and heartily apologise for the misdeeds of mohammad. They want their mannat to be fulfilled but glorify the person who demolished the idol of Goddess of Mannat. How their mannat is going to be fulfilled?

Yes, jehadis should leave India and go back to Bukhara, Uzbekistan, Syria, Afghanistan, Turkey, Yemen, Philistine, Saudi Arabia and Iran and follow their barbaric culture with ISIS. They have looted India enough. India must reclaim its pre-invasion status. Indian jehadis should be better worrying about RSS intelligent design than trusting Mahammad's blunt Quran. So far in history, Islam has survived and flourished only due to two reasons; goodness of others and badness of its own. Loot, lie, hate and abusing others are the integral parts and jugular veins of jehadis. Lunar, lunatics, and jehadi lunar worshippers can try to eat Sun again and again, bring darkness for a short time, but beyond that they will never succeed. All political religions have flourished like ponzi schemes such that at one point of time they have to be exhausted and exposed.

AgainstIntellectualLiars
Somewhere, India
D-11/26
May 24, 2015
03:26 AM

Imagine a stark opposite of the situation.

What if the company had said that the job will be offered to this person without any interview, because he happens to be a Muslim? There would have been ZERO outrage.

Scratch that... There IS zero outrage. Today, thousands of deserving people are denied jobs because of explicitly stated condition of employing only SC/ ST/ BC/ OBC/ Muslim/ Christian for that position. 

The Irreverent Indian, Online
D-10/12
May 24, 2015
03:03 AM
“The Login Name For The Modi Government Is Development, But The Password Is Hindu” Well, that is better than your password, "anti-Hindu". Some fool here thinks Modi has failed because he has not made most of his runs in the first part of the match. He ought to know politics is not like cricket. Everything depends on the situation , and Modi would have been a fool to rush in changes that could have set the whole country against him. He has to play it cool and calm, doing what is possible at each given time. As Bismarck, a far wiser man than the cliché-mongering idiots here, said: "Politics is the art of the possible."
AMINDA
AGRA, Iceland
D-9/84
May 24, 2015
03:00 AM

89 D Anwaar

Revealing!

misogynist
chennai, India
D-8/3
May 24, 2015
03:00 AM

Intriguing!

How does this happen?

Are the American children so dumb?

misogynist, chennai
D-7/2
May 24, 2015
02:27 AM


Well done!
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-6/25
May 24, 2015
02:20 AM


When a person working in the personnel department for 5 months sends an email to an applicant saying, "Thanks for your application. We regret to inform you that we hire only non-Muslim candidates," where does she get the vibes to give such a response? Did she invent it herself? When the owner of the company says 71 Muslims work for the company, one needs to  find out details. Are these employees who work for the diamond company in its offices in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Abu Dhabi? Are these employees working for the company in India in menial cleaning jobs?

As Hasan Suroor says in his First Post article, "Ironically, the only people who are not shocked are Muslims. For they say they had seen such a thing coming. According to historian Saleem Kidwai it is “a logical culmination of the anti-minorities tirade launched during the past one year. . . The environment in the country has become so poisonous that such things are bound to happen."

Anwaar, Dallas
D-5/1
May 24, 2015
02:20 AM

Besant, Annie. The Future Of Indian Politics: A Contribution To The Understanding Of Present-Day Problems P252. Kessinger Publishing, LLC. ISBN 1428626050. "They murdered and plundered abundantly, and killed or drove away all Hindus who would not apostatize. Somewhere about a lakh of people were driven from their homes with nothing but the clothes they had on, stripped of everything. Malabar has taught us what Islamic rule still means, and we do not want to see another specimen of the Khilafat Raj in India.". Also, Political proselytising religions are the religions of medieval time when idols got smashed and thuggery worshipping got started. Faith in idols got replaced with faith in books and cunning godmen. Books imposed comprehensive rules to live and thus curtailed the natural freedom and carved out artificial human subspecies out of a single humankind. Earlier separation between communities, limited to difference of idols, turned to become comprehensive difference of all kinds, and humanity submerged into eternal bloody conflicts. So called prophet of god turned out to be merchant of death. People who looked for messiah (christ in Greek), and pastor (latin for shepherd) for their upliftment instead of believing in themselves, became pray of thugs. Political proselytising religions are crime against humanity. Time has come to return to our roots and respect and follow the traditions of OUR forefathers and not some thugs and THEIR forefathers.

AgainstIntellectualLiars
Somewhere, India
D-4/11
May 24, 2015
02:01 AM


DLN,

>>>> "India is a pluralistic, multi-ethnic country which has been enriched by several cultures".

>> "Tell that to those who broke up the country because they did not believe in a pluralistic society."

They are dead and gone, but you and the likes of you also need to be told that India is a pluralistic, multi-ethnic country which has been enriched by several cultures.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-3/1
May 24, 2015
01:49 AM


What in the world is the FIPRESCI award? The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI, short for Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique) is an association of national organizations of professional film critics and film journalists from around the world for "the promotion and development of film culture and for the safeguarding of professional interests." Previous winners of the award include Pedro Almodóvar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean-Luc Godard, Michael Haneke, Kim Ki-duk, Aki Kaurismäki, Terrence Malick, Michael Moore, Jafar Panahi, Roman Polanski, Woody Allen and Wong Kar-wai (Wiki). Quite a distinguished group!

Anwaar, Dallas
D-2/2
May 24, 2015
01:38 AM
> "UPA's attempt to reduce the stature of Prime Minister's position by setting up power centre outside the government".

Hasn't the power center moved to Nagpur?
 
Anwaar, Dallas
D-1/83
May 24, 2015
12:35 AM


Map shows world's 'most racist' countries (and the answers may surprise you)

Jordan and India named the world's least tolerant countries

U.S., Britain, Canada and South America are among the least racist

Survey asks people if they would want neighbours of a different race

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2325502/Map-shows-worlds-racist-countries-answers-surprise-you.html#ixzz3axspFTaU

Anwaar
Dallas, United States