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D-70/8
Nov 24, 2014
08:19 PM

Mr Qasemi should realise that while Indians see Persian as a great language and culture (just as they see English as a great language an culture), the Persian place-names in Delhi or Hyderabad or elsewhere were not natural imports but colonial impositions. Indians retain the right to abolish or, better still, Indianise such names (eg. Ahmedabad -> Amdavad).

Moghals were colonizers just as much as the British were, but unlike the Brits they brought in little in terms of their own civilization with them (other than bits and bobs picked on their way to India through Iran). So they ended up learning a lot, first from Iranians, and then from the Indians who they, by sheer good fortune and local Indian inter-regional rivalry, happened to subdue.

On the contrary, the English were much more self-assured. They came from a scientifically and technologically superior culture, purely to procure raw materials for their growing industrial machine. So, unlike the Moghals, the English had very little incentive to learn from Indians but Indians could (and did) learn a lot from them.

In conclusion, both the Moghals and the English were colonials, it's just that Moghals were of a third-rate variety.

Pankaj Vaishnavi
London, United Kingdom
D-69/7
Nov 24, 2014
07:53 PM

What's Muslim/Islamic in Persian is beyond me. Farhang-e Iran (the culture of Iran) is much older than Islam and in fact, much of Persian poetry would sound downright blasphemous to a Mollah.

And Persian is not just a language of a neighbouring culture, but a sister culture. The New/Modern Persian that Sa'adi or Ferdowsi wrote in is a grand-niece of Classical Sanskrit, because its grand-mother Old Persian (OP), the language of the Achemenian and Parthian Empires of Iran is Sanskrit's sister.

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Consider this inscription of Emperor Darius (OP Darayavahu) etched at Behistoon (OP Bagastana) in Western Iran:

"Adam Darayavahu, Khshahathiya Vazraka Khashathiya Khshahathiyanaam .. Parasa, Parasahya Puthha, Ariya, Ariya chithha"

Now the Sanskrit translation using the actual cognates:

"Aham Darayavahu, Kshatriya Vardha Kshatriya Kshatriyanaam .. Parasa, Parasasya Putra, Arya,  Aryachitra"

Trans. I am Darius, the great ruler, ruler of rulers .. a Persian, Persian's son, an Arya, of Aryan distinction

Note that the names of Darius (Darayavahu) is a compound that would translate to Vasudhara in Sanskrit and Behistoon to Bhagasthana.

Darayavahu -> Daraya (holder) + Vahu (goodness, wellbeing) => DharaH (holder) + Vasu (goodness, wellbeing) -> Vasudhara

Bagastana -> Baga (God) + Stana (place, stand, location) => Bhaga (Lord cf. "Bhagawan") + Sthana (place) -> Bhagasthana

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Common modern day Persian words like "Shah" or "Bozorg" (borrowed into Urdu) are just modern day corruptions of Old Persian "Kshahathiya" and "Vazraka", which in turn are the Persian way of saying "Kshatriya" and "Vardha/Vardhana".

The beauty of it is that it all comes back full circle!

Pankaj Vaishnavi
London, United Kingdom
D-68/9
Nov 24, 2014
07:37 PM

" Didi... the lallu of west bengal"

Didi is the Mulayam of WB.

Lallo, for all his faults, has sharp intelligence and a great sense of humour.

Didi is devoid of both these redeeming qualities. She takes herself far too seriously which is not good for her or for West Bengal.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-67/1
Nov 24, 2014
07:26 PM

Chinese are the original crooks, cheats and liers.

They are sworn enemies of India and have always chosen ways which would be to the detriment of India.

There is not a single issue on which he Chinese are to be trusted.

Atul Chandra, mUMBAI
D-66/35
Nov 24, 2014
07:07 PM

This is a good article.

I have been a ruthless critic of Anand for his immature statements and rabble rousing manners. However, Anand has surprised even me in this article.

That Anand is capable of seeing any kind of nuances itself is heartwarming. In this article, he atleast distinguishes between 'brahmins' and 'pseudo brahmins', much as he may hate both equally. 

Hope we will find Anand's journey as a mature writer from now on...

Ramachandran

ramachandran
Chennai, India
D-65/8
Nov 24, 2014
06:48 PM

Didi... the lallu of west bengal

Raja, Delhi
D-64/1
Nov 24, 2014
06:42 PM

So that when the fishermen comes home, TN government can claim credit for pressuring Modi? 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-63/34
Nov 24, 2014
06:13 PM

Sometimes discrimination has a motivational efect on the discriminated.  Discrimination against Jews was codified and commonplace all over Europe. They were barred from government jobs, military jobs . So they took to trade and being professional doctors, lawyers, professors etc and ended up becoming the most successful group.

In India , while importance of caste is lessening, many political parties whose survival depend on caste divisions are fighting to keep it alive. Mayawati, Mulayam, Lalloo etc have their political survival depend on caste divisions.

MartandSunTemple
Martand Sun Temple, India
D-62/1
Nov 24, 2014
05:50 PM

(1) It will be good if our PM Mr. Narendra Modi and Mr. Navaz Sharif, PM of Pakistan, meet in Kathmandu. But we all Pakistani Prime Minister's obsession with the Kashmir issue is simply illogical. (2) Today’s irony is that no politician in Pakistan can remain in power without being illogical on the Kashmir issue. Thus, it may be necessary for PM Navaz Shariff to talk about Kashmir every now and then as he cannot remain as PM without that. (3) Incidentally, let not overlook the fact that Pakistan is a country which is in continuous strife. Thousands of lives have been lost in Pakistan already on account of terrorist activities and it is well known that some terrorist groups there are actively encouraged by some Pakistani government establishments like ISI. (3) Instead of devoting time and energy to deal with the internal unrest in Pakistan, is it not funny that Pakistan’s PM as also the Army chief of Pakistan are worried about finding a solution for the Kashmir issue? (4) As regards the Kashmir’s separatists’ demand for Azadi, let them realize that Kashmir can be granted limited autonomy within the framework of our Constitution. Solution for Kashmir issue lies in accepting this for good.

Narendra M Apte, PUNE
D-61/21
Nov 24, 2014
05:42 PM

"The use of regional languages should not be only at the primary and secondary stages, but urgent steps should be taken to adopt them as media of education at the university stage." -

Gee, can one teach Physics in Hindi ????

"Hindi : Every effort should be made to promote the development of Hindi as the link language." -

I thought the Republic of India is the "Indian Union" according to the Constitution. In other words, it is an "Union" of "different states", where each "State" is treated on equal footing. When the "Union" came into existence, no such link language was there.

Furthermore, English has been retained also according to the Constitution for the communication between the States and also between the State and the Centre. So why propagate Hindi ?

"Due care should be taken to ensure that it will serve as provided for in the Article 351 of the constitution, as a medium of expression for all the elements of the composite culture of India." -

Oh yes, "due care" must be taken to ensure that the "Hindi culture" is not imposed on non-Hindi speaking people to preserve their own culture, and not to be dominated by the Hindi culture.

Remember the classification "BIMARU" states - Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and UP - the Hindi speaking states, who have been burden economically and in other respects on the non-Hindi speaking states all along.

"Sanskrit : .... should be offered on a more liberal scale" -

So dilution of Sanskrit is recommended ?

Without the command in Sanskrit, there would be no written Bengali language for sure.

And German is not that different from Sanskrit so far as syntactic structure of the language is concerned since they both are intrinsically locked together as "Indo-Germanische Sprachen" !

Pinaki S Ray
Adelaide, Australia
D-60/1
Nov 24, 2014
05:14 PM

That surely the case about the Muslims of J & K against the Muslims of POK.  Unfortunately Muslims in Bihar, UP and West Bengal may or may not be that well off. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-59/1
Nov 24, 2014
04:47 PM

Even if Mr. Ghosh is not allowed to question Mamta, he can submit all his questions to CBI and CBI will squeeze Mamta. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-58/2
Nov 24, 2014
04:43 PM

Main reason, why people elected BJP was they were tired of all scandals and resistance showed by the UPA government in investigating those scandals.  People were angry.  Now Modi government has created impression that his government is going to work for India and opposition parties should be careful not to create impression that they are against what Modi is trying to do.  It is all about perception. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-57/2
Nov 24, 2014
03:51 PM

Yes. Who better to lead a matriarchal society, than a feminist woman?

misogynist, chennai
D-56/1
Nov 24, 2014
03:00 PM

Boy?

What a surprise!

But would it be a surprise if the person who mislead the police was female?

misogynist, chennai
D-55/1
Nov 24, 2014
02:58 PM

Buy Adani now!

It is the future 'Reliance' of crony capitalist India.

misogynist, chennai
D-54/2
Nov 24, 2014
02:56 PM

Why is it MEN dont protest ban on males watching FEMALE volleyball?

misogynist, chennai
D-53/3
Nov 24, 2014
01:57 PM


> "Many more things will be made compulsory in times to come".

Is that what "proud Hindus" do?

Anwaar, Dallas
D-52/6
Nov 24, 2014
01:53 PM


Character assassination of opponents and their families has become standard weapon in Modi's repertoire!

Anwaar, Dallas
D-51/9
Nov 24, 2014
01:39 PM


Ghai,

>> "Dil mein toh saanp loat rehin hein !"

Do not project your own snake mentality on others.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-50/21
Nov 24, 2014
01:34 PM


Predominance of RSS/BJP voices in Hindu discourse will make Hinduism just one more jingoistic ideology like Islamism or "Onward, Christian Soldiers" stridency.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-49/1
Nov 24, 2014
01:19 PM


Iranians need to come out of the dark ages.
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-48/1
Nov 24, 2014
01:17 PM


One can oppose bills without disrupting the work of the Parliament. Smooth functioning of Parliament does not require that civil dialogue be muted.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-47/11
Nov 24, 2014
12:24 PM

>> National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval Saturday said there were fewer than 10 cases of Indian youth wanting to join the Islamic State and Muslim leaders in India had unanimously come out against the jihadist group.

Isn't this Doval some Vivekananda institue guy?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-46/33
Nov 24, 2014
12:20 PM

Brahmins will be proud. Because in a State like Tamilnadu where ReverseDiscrimination has been rampant and 70% of college seats and govt jobs are reserved, he has to go extra 10 miles to succeed in life. Obviously this makes him proud. The caste is secondary. He will take the extra step to ensure he will move up IN SPITE OF THE SYSTEM.

Indra Nooyi comment was natural. It was spontaneous. If you want to be proud of Mayawati achievements of installing her statues all over Uttar Pradesh so be it.

Brahmins esp in TN dont seek Govt jobs. They just move on abroad or into the private sector and are pretty succesful. So there is reason to be proud. IN SPITE OF THE LACK OF OPEN DISCRIMINATION against Brahmins. Thanks

R.ShankarNarayanan
Chennai, India
D-45/10
Nov 24, 2014
12:03 PM


Less than 10 Indians keen on joining, Muslim leaders denounced IS: NSA Doval

National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval Saturday said there were fewer than 10 cases of Indian youth wanting to join the Islamic State and Muslim leaders in India had unanimously come out against the jihadist group.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-44/223
Nov 24, 2014
11:58 AM


Mumbai court acquits 9 Muslims accused of illegal ‘SIMI’ activities in a 13-year-old case

In a strong refutation to the Mumbai police, a metropolitan magistrate court in Kurla here acquitted nine Muslims from charges of being involved in illegal activities and being members of banned organization Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). Dr Tanveer, Ehtesham Siddiqui, Irshad Khan, Mohsin Mirza, Rahil Shaikh, Altaf Ahmed,Mouzamil, Faisal and Ahmed were acquitted on Thursday due to lack of evidence and failure of prosecution to prove the case against them.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-43/2
Nov 24, 2014
11:49 AM

Bloody Time pass Ruma....ur effort at humour falls flat on its face....cant see any positives can we after being propagandised, white f...in washed for 50 plus years...the sickular bells still seems to ring loud in your otherwise deaf ears which refuse to listen to common people aspirations..u piec of ....

R.ShankarNarayanan
Chennai, India
D-42/3
Nov 24, 2014
11:42 AM

Megha Bahree's poorly researched article in Forbes which was full of falsehoods and half truths was refuted way back in March. She does not add anything but just uses Forbes brand and share prices of Adani to further her propaganda. Such is the quality of journalists Outlook manages to attract.

RSM
Delhi, India
D-41/20
Nov 24, 2014
11:36 AM

What an absolute Trash piece? The " tatva" behind Mahabarath was for people to learn lessons from it and not follow the charecters literally. It was a Torrid Time when Greed, Malice, Female exploitation was the norm. The message to Human Beings is to think of their action before they do it in practice. Thus Kunti's words " Share the Gift among yourselves" without seeing what Arjuna had bought, or Bhishma's blind faith to his father and to his vow, How a Guru(Drona) who attached his affection for this son rather than Dharma,  or How the Great Karna instead of fighting for upliftment of his ilk, made his life a stage to fight and win against Arjuna, and I can cite each and every example as this Mr.Sumanta has written. 

On the other Hand the Ramayana is an example of how a Human Being should live his life, respect for parents, Live with One woman, how a leader should rule the country and all that encompass humanity. That is the " CORE" behind the epics. 

Both were written with a very clear reason as to how to lead a life and how not to? You absolute trash Sumanta, how far you people will go to insult and heap such bullshit on readers. Go to the gutter where you belong Sumanta. That is a better place where you can live with your ilk.

R.ShankarNarayanan
Chennai, India
D-40/1
Nov 24, 2014
11:23 AM

Obama has spoken the truth,she has it all to be the President of USA.

When people like Palin can even think of a nomination,why should Hiliary not be President.

harun, chennai
D-39/1
Nov 24, 2014
11:19 AM

Deora was a stooge of corporates and represented the interests of Mumbai club in Delhi.

How many in India mourn the death of a man called Jeeva from TN in TN today ,none.

Its people who make and help others to get ther share as well are called stalwarts and saints.

harun, chennai
D-38/19
Nov 24, 2014
11:16 AM

>>Ancient Indians mastered Mathematics, Fundamental science, Medicine : Sickulars ridicule.
Vatican declares Saints now: Sickulars silent.

They are not silent, it is front page news!

RSM
Delhi, India
D-37/32
Nov 24, 2014
11:09 AM

>>..... having annihilated the Kshatriya race 21 times,

There is no Kshatriya race moron.

RSM
Delhi, India
D-36/42
Nov 24, 2014
10:56 AM

Rahul Gandhi -

"You see secularism is a state of the mind just like poverty. Once the mind gets poisoned by power you need secularism to cling on to power. And you need power so that you can empower women. Once women are empowered, Indians will exit poverty with the escape velocity of Jupiter. See you have to be very very bright and intelligent to understand these concepts. If you have any trouble understanding these concepts then you can reach out to Vinod uncle. He only taught me all these."

Rupjyoti Bhagawati
Pune, India
D-35/5
Nov 24, 2014
10:47 AM

We need an enlightened leadership - someone who can transform the quagmire that our educationb is caught in. Instead, all we get are needless controversies, all the while we are saying goodbye to our demographic dividend. Irani does not seem to realise the importance of her ministry.

Dinesh Kumar
Chandigarh, India
D-34/2
Nov 24, 2014
10:22 AM

Slowly, our cities are becoming unliveable. Buy more cars, go at the speed of a horse. 

Dinesh Kumar
Chandigarh, India
D-33/4
Nov 24, 2014
10:11 AM

This is exactly what Mediacrooks calls 'Salma and Sabrina' reporting. A media house creates news out of thin air using innuendos and guilt by association and all the other media houses start repeating it with the theme of "questions must be answered"! In the course of their honest reporting and quoting each other, they also start raising past refuted dubious claims such as Adani's Re 1 deal in Gujarat. Off course the only causality of such agendas is the truth.

RSM
Delhi, India
D-32/1
Nov 24, 2014
09:14 AM
: Mulayam blamed laptops they had distributed .. Nitish blames electricity in villages for Modi's popularity. Congress  leaders claimed Modi adopting their policies and now Mulayam doing the same.  All bunch of jokers.     
Mohan, Adiiipur
D-31/3
Nov 24, 2014
07:33 AM

Two newspapers  Same news but crooked headlines                              http://t.co/Jr57qdbXWU


Mohan, Adiiipur
D-30/43
Nov 24, 2014
07:31 AM

>>>D-19/42
What about Sri Lanka where Tamil Tigers( mostly Hindus perpetrated violence killing thousands of innocents including PM Rajiv Gandhi....

LTTE supremo Prabhakaran and his close aides were all Christian converts with Hindu sounding names. Only Anton BalaSingham carried obvious christian name. Wrong to call them Hindus.

sandilya
Chennai, India
D-29/31
Nov 24, 2014
07:26 AM

D-20/29- @ MARTANDSUNTEMPLE

Well said.

sandilya
Chennai, India
D-28/20
Nov 24, 2014
07:24 AM

Two newspapers  Same news but crooked headlines                              http://t.co/Jr57qdbXWU

Mohan
Adiiipur, India
D-27/6
Nov 24, 2014
07:11 AM

I watched O'Brienon TV. When asked what proof he had to make such allegations, he said it would be revealed on the floor of the House within 48 hours. Let's wait and see what he has to say in Parliament.

Bonita, Chennai
D-26/5
Nov 24, 2014
07:10 AM

When 9/11 attack killed 3000 innocent people, terrorist supporters and islamists , called it Jewish conspiracy.

When muslim terrorists atttacked India in 26/11 , the same criminals called it Hindu/RSS plot.

Mamta is following the same strategy.  All those terrorists plotting to kill Hindu infidels when caught have to say that it's an 'infidel/RSS' plot.  

How does India, still a Hindu majority state tolerate this , is beyond me.

MartandSunTemple, Martand Sun Temple
D-25/4
Nov 24, 2014
06:34 AM

The amount noise TMC making confirms that their leaders have got their caught their pants down

Maha
NJ, United States
D-24/3
Nov 24, 2014
05:56 AM

TMC must clarify why its MPs are the only accused in the 3k cr loot and not those from the Left.

Instead Mamta is indulging in theatrics.

Given the role of TMC in the scam,Mamta has lost all credibility for sure.

As for the BJP pl apply similiar standards to Reddy brothers,BSY and Katta.

They to have undiluted connection with Loot as well.

Mamta is losing ground to BJP and come 2016 Mamta will be thrown out,honestly she has been a disaster

harun, chennai
D-23/2
Nov 24, 2014
05:47 AM

Manjhi may have lost the plot,but he is ay ahead of MMS.

I go with josh

harun, chennai
D-22/30
Nov 24, 2014
05:37 AM

Did the NY goonda make these comments after talking to SA? I'll make the comments, and you use that to spread hate against all brahmins.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-21/1
Nov 24, 2014
05:17 AM

Nobody is stopping them but they choose to be subservient to Gandhi family. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-20/29
Nov 24, 2014
05:17 AM

Feeling pride of of heritage , can have positive or negative effects depending on how its used.  There was a recent study on jews and Indians in USA showed that pride in ttheir heritage was one of the factors that young students of those communities had in mind which set the bar of higher expectations , higher for them, acting as an incentive to strive higher.  From Italians to Germans, from Bengalis to Punjabis, from French to English and from Gujrati to Malayali, and everyone else can find reasons to feel pride of their heritage. Among Whites in USA, Protestants feel tthey are the best, the catholics think they are better and the southern baptists think they are the best.

So as long as pride in ones heritage is used as as an incentive , be it a Baniya feeling proud of all the rich baniyas in India who have done great in trade and industry ( yes most rich Indians are Baniyas )  or the kshtriyas feeling proud of their great martial heritage or the Brahmin feeling proud of whatever, it's all good as long as it's not used to look down upon others .

This piece, written by S Anand is further proof of how trash and garbage journalism, has made a place for itself in India.

MartandSunTemple
Martand Sun Temple, India
D-19/42
Nov 24, 2014
04:51 AM
These comments are so bizzare. When Catholics and protestants pummeled each other in N. Ireland and Catholics carried out bomb blasts in England, killing Lord Mountbattten among many no one seem to remember . Either memory is short or these negative comments are reserved for Islam only. What about Sri Lanka where Tamil Tigers( mostly Hindus perpetrated violence killing thousands of innocents including PM Rajiv Gandhi. What about Catholic Croats and Orthodox Serbs killing each other. Again the mayhem in Punjab which pitted Sikhs and Hindus. Violence is not the monopoly of Muslims. Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and atheists have all engaged in it some on massive scale like atheist Stalin and Mao. Violence has always been part of human beings and will always be. The slogans to justify vary with time: establishing democracy now or bringing Christian civilization to the savages in 18th century or lack of ideological purity with Mao and racial inferiority with Hitler. Human beings are intelligent enough to concoct narratives to justify violence.
shahid khan
Burrilvile, United States
D-18/1
Nov 24, 2014
04:39 AM

And there will be no regret on debacle in Assembly election. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-17/2
Nov 24, 2014
04:38 AM

Congress has become one trick pony.  Every time there is a big crowd, they claim the crowd is brought in from out side.  Even in foreign countries, they claim Modi brought in crowd from India.  Shame on them.  If it was that easy, what stopped them from doing the same thing? 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-16/2
Nov 24, 2014
04:31 AM

Most wicked and evil women politician of India.

vimal, Munich
D-15/1
Nov 24, 2014
04:27 AM

Good for him.  He is out to prove that he is not  MMS eventhough he is far more stupid, he takes proide in his stupidity, which is better than just being a puppett. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-14/2
Nov 24, 2014
04:18 AM

This is so sick.

Maha, NJ
D-13/1
Nov 24, 2014
03:53 AM

Pallavi Aiyer will soon have to eat her words.RSS has brought Modi to power and want India to be declared as Hindu theocracy.Jai Hind(u).This will be done after some bomb blasts ,riots and a war with Pakistan.

Nasar Ahmed
Karikkudi, India
D-12/71
Nov 24, 2014
03:26 AM

Mr Katju is right on many scores but now he will have to eat his words.RSS has installed Modi and the country is moving definitely towards Hindu theocracy.So how is he going to stop it?Modi has ascended the throne only to bring the downfall of India and all the signs are ominous.A Hindu India only justifies the Muslim Pakistan.

Nasar Ahmed
Karikkudi, India
D-11/28
Nov 24, 2014
03:11 AM

This just in! A matter of pride and symbolism.

Pope declares two catholics from Kerala as saints..

http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/Pope-Declares-Two-Catholics-from-Kerala-as-Saints/869186
 

Priya Madhavan
Rochester, United States
D-10/25
Nov 24, 2014
03:00 AM

Modi knows well Indians need tamasha not performance.No wonder many actors and actresses win elections handsomely.Modi was the CM for 3 terms and now the PM.He would continue to be the PM forever because Indians want tamasha and he is going to offer forever.JaiHind(u).

Nasar Ahmed
Karikkudi, India
D-9/1
Nov 24, 2014
02:52 AM

All Muslims are not terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims.

george, london
D-8/27
Nov 24, 2014
01:57 AM

What an idiot! This is what Voltaire had to say about hindus:

"I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the Ganges, - astronomy, astrology, metempsychosis...It is very important to note that some 2,500 years ago at the least Pythagoras went from Samos to the Ganges to learn geometry...But he would certainly not have undertaken such a strange journey had the reputation of the Brahmins' science not been long established in Europe."

krishnakumar Ramamoorthy
ann arbor, United States
D-7/18
Nov 24, 2014
01:35 AM

This is typical of the trash can writing that has become the hallmark of left wing pseudosecular hacks. Lacking the intellect to make a comprehensive analysis, they pick up inappropriate minutiae and make it the center piece. The Mahabharata anyone with even an iota of sense will know is bigger than the examples quoted.

The drubbing of these forces in the last elections and their total rejection by the Indian electorate have made them go berserk and insane. From Pankaj Mishra to Sunil Khilnani and this nobody- they are mouthing nonsense.

Please read the new second edition of Lies,lies and More Lies. The Campaign to Defame Hindu Nationalism (ISBN 9781491738351)

1234bharat
nY, United States
D-6/26
Nov 24, 2014
01:17 AM

>>>>14 May 2004 – Sonia Gandhi
"Asked by an interviewer during campaigning what principles she draws upon in making moral decisions in family life and politics, she replied: "I suppose these Catholic values are at the back of my mind."
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/may/14/india.randeepramesh1 <<<<<

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If, as a secular torch bearer of India Sonia can say in an interview her Catholic values are at the back of her mind – No harm done by any of the secular individuals, so censured and excoriated in this article.
 

Priya Madhavan
Rochester, United States
D-5/25
Nov 24, 2014
12:32 AM

The Brahmins did not produce one Voltaire, but several, including Sri Ramanuja, Chaitanya, Subramanya Bharathi.  The fact they ar all Madrasis should, perhaps, be considered before including them with other Brahmin communities,

M. Raghavan
Denver, United States
D-4/1
Nov 24, 2014
12:32 AM

Azad is showing his ignorance, not knowing that Modis popularity is drawing people from far and wide.

misogynist, chennai
D-3/1
Nov 24, 2014
12:31 AM

As long as ONLY MALES are sent to heaven and its 72 virgins, these religious MISANDRISTS will go on with their evil deeds. 

Religion is Evil. 

misogynist, chennai
D-2/2
Nov 24, 2014
12:25 AM

More Saints, thanks no doubt to more lies from yet another organised religion. Proving that religions have no qualms about lying in order to convince people, especially in poorer countries.

The matriarchal nature of the Church is seen in 2 females vs 1 male Saint. Goes to prove that religions are more sympathetic and biased towards feminists. 

misogynist, chennai
D-1/17
Nov 24, 2014
12:18 AM

Scholars have made it clear that both the Mahabharatha and Ramayana are historic works, not in the sense of facts and figures, but like the Torah, in their vivid description of a people, and their values.  Despite present day complacency towards the subject, all human beings are sexual and can, and often do, act on impulses.  The Mahabharatha took place at barbourous time in history, when a male dominant society fought for control of land and women.  If there are lessons to be learned, it is in the sublime teachings of Sri Krishna to Arjuna, contained in the very same work.

Contrast this with the Ramayana,  whose obvious message of morality and humanism stand unmatched in their universal values. Perhaps, in light of a puritanical India, BJP should consider this scripture instead.

M. Raghavan
Denver, United States