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D-37/9
Jul 30, 2014
09:34 AM
The recent war in Gaza needs to be presented in its bare bone facts. Israel has been occupying West Bank for decades and slowly building their settlements expelling Palestinians from their own homes (and land) legitimising thereby their occupation. As far as Gaza goes, Israel has been blockading the territory with the ultimate aim of choking the Palestinian population there to perish. The recent fight back by Hamas needs to be assessed in that context. The aim of Hamas is to break through that blockade, if they can achieve by firing rockets at Israel. Hamas has repeatedly announced that they would halt their firing as soon as Israel would lift their blockade of Gaza. It is a life and death problem for the survival of Palestinians. And for those who categorize Hamas as a terrorist group, they need to be reminded that it was Israeli Mossad who germinated Hamas as a counter force to Arafat's crusade for an independent Palestinian State. In this context Modi has played a great role in India's foreign policy matter by putting his foot down to reverse the run of the mill BJP's stand and casting India's vote in the UN to condemn the ongoing Israeli attack in Gaza. This is right in India's national interest to say that India cannot approve her ally (?) Israel to violate human rights !
Pinaki S Ray
Adelaide, Australia
D-36/1
Jul 30, 2014
09:23 AM

At Sharjah Pakistani players would do a namaz on the pitch whenever they won against India.That will be the next step by Moeen Ali if he gets five wickets.

S.S.Nagaraj, Bangalore
D-35/7
Jul 30, 2014
08:51 AM

"I have been hearing this "deepening ties" phrase at least since 1998. How much more can you deepen it?"

Oh, it can go real deep, as deep as the depth of obama and kerry's brain where it resides up their nether end.

Krupakar Kolbatla, Mumbai/Pittsburgh
D-34/6
Jul 30, 2014
08:50 AM

"Yes, but will he get a visa to visit India?"

PM Modi has already said he wants a purely transactional relationship, so Kerry and Obama can shove their "strategic" relations up their nether ends. Stupid, worthless mother#$%^ers, these american democrats.

These aholes are now starting a new cold war with Russia because they are that kind of slimy shith*eads. I piss on Obama and his ancestors. Thoo.

Krupakar Kolbatla, Mumbai/Pittsburgh
D-33/5
Jul 30, 2014
08:47 AM

"John Kerry, in Hindi, plays music for Modi ears, says this is a ‘transformative moment’ in Indo-US relations"

This is the Indian Express headline. The low IQ losers in the Indian english media think that the ahole democrats like Obama and Kerry are doing modi a big favor by saying meaningless sh*t like the above. This Ahole kerry says sh*t like this even as he and Obama and the mother@#$ers in the US state dept. and think tanks like Brookings support Pakistan creating mayhem in Afghanisthan.

The sh*theads in the Indian English media should move to pakistan and raise the average IQ of both countries -- these guys seem to think pakistan is just like India anyways. Nothing like experiencing the real pakistan, so that they don't mislead Indians who have the misfortune of reading their worthless "liberal" opinions on pakistan

Krupakar Kolbatla, Mumbai/Pittsburgh
D-32/24
Jul 30, 2014
08:47 AM

Is Rajasthan the next Gujarat? Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje is trying to transform her state into an economic powerhouse with a raft of reforms. A chronicle of the change that’s underway

www.livemint.com/Politics/lP38BmsQE4btyhhHFkSv1K/Is-Rajasthan-the-next-Gujarat.html

Good article. 

Mohan
Adiipur, India
D-31/17
Jul 30, 2014
08:35 AM

The writer has managed to write about Israel palestine conflict, which is a fight between jews and muslims,  without using the word Islam or muslims. But he has managed to slip in the word Hindutva !!!!!

This is what propogandist, politically-false-and-mutilated journalism looks like.

provethiswrong
FactGarh, India
D-30/16
Jul 30, 2014
08:30 AM

"This is a country that has survived in the teeth of constant hostility, winning several wars against a united Arab force; and, as the legend goes, never gives in to hostage-takers, kidnappers and those who try and use ‘terror’ as a tool to marginalise it. "

Are these people whom Israel/Jews are fighting, muslims or Buddhists ?  

provethiswrong
FactGarh, India
D-29/2
Jul 30, 2014
08:22 AM

OLI, run some stories on illegal appointments by Huda Gov on some Commission post. Where the controversy originated from.

dinesh chauksey, BHOPAL
D-28/14
Jul 30, 2014
08:20 AM

Saba, 

Do you know the muslim riot leader of Saharanpur, Muharram Ali  or the rape suspects in Bangalore ? Did you meet them at an iftaar party by chance ? 

provethiswrong
FactGarh, India
D-27/29
Jul 30, 2014
05:03 AM

MR.Jinnah used islam to get pakistan. Mulayam and the congis used, and still does, Islam to get votes. Why it is only Modi who gets the blame?

george
london, United Kingdom
D-26/31
Jul 30, 2014
04:59 AM

Mr.Nasar, if Indians vote for Modi, what is your problem? 

george
london, United Kingdom
D-25/20
Jul 30, 2014
04:57 AM

'' This and much worse things will happen with impunity.Let us face the fact that in India Muslims have to pay a price to live and Hindus are dangerously and irrationally communal.There is a myth being spread by RSS that Hindus are peace loving and let the world be known they are one of the most violent religions in the world who have a leader worshipping firearms.'' NASAR AHMED, KARIKKUDI, INDIA

Nasar, Muslims are the only people in the world who terrorise the majority wherever they are, be it in Mumbai, Madrid, or London. Have you ever heard a Pakistani Hindu terrorise the Muslims? Never. Have you ever asked yourself why.

george
london, United Kingdom
D-24/19
Jul 30, 2014
04:51 AM

'' Indian Muslims should thank their parents for staying back in India " MJAkbar

Millions of Hindus and Sikhs have migrated from Pakistan because they could not live there. Many muslims also did that when they went to Pakistan. Anyone who thinks India is not a nice place to live, are most welcome to go anywhere they like. The door is open.

The country was divided in the name of religion. The integrity of Indian Muslims will always be questioned. It gets worse, when some India muslims, collaborate with Pakistanis to create terror network in india. This is the truth, like it or not.

george
london, United Kingdom
D-23/18
Jul 30, 2014
04:44 AM

Indians are far more polarised today than they had ever been. And Muslims, from India and Pakistan, must take a lion's share in this polarisation. Modi has used this to his advantage.

george
london, United Kingdom
D-22/22
Jul 30, 2014
04:40 AM

I am not a fan of VM, but on this count I support him. India lacks the basic facilities which degrades the human dignity. Let the government start a fund where overseas indians can also contribute. Ask the business houses to sponsor one district each, and get toilets in every house in every village.

george
london, United Kingdom
D-21/8
Jul 30, 2014
04:35 AM

Akash Verma from Chennai, your observation is correct. Indians are least interested in Gaza. But then so are the ordinary people in muslim countries. The ordinary people is more interested in improving their daily lives. Indians support israelis because like israel, India is also surrounded by enemies. 

george
london, United Kingdom
D-20/1
Jul 30, 2014
04:31 AM

Surrounded and outnumbered in every respect by hostile nations, Israel has no choice.Call them a rogue, or whatever, they do not care.

george
london, United Kingdom
D-19/15
Jul 30, 2014
04:26 AM

''India's emerging relationship with Israel is based on economic and security cooperation. And the country's support to Palestine earlier was based on Congress's muslim appeasement policy which was helpful neither to India nor to Palestine.

Should India side with Israel and reap in the benefits or should it agonize alongside Palestine? Its a no-brainer.'' SAFIUDDIN, WARANGAL, INDIA

Very soon Anwaar will call you sanghi. But  Anwaar will not survive one single day in USA if he ever says anything against the Jews. And he knows that well.

Israel is a very powerful nation. In technology, in defence, agriculture and in innovation, there is no parallel to them. India has everything to gain from Israel. That does not mean Indians will not consider the plight of the Palestinians. For centuries, India gave shlter to the opressed people of the world. India were opressed but did never reciprocate.

Palestinians must stand on their own feet. No arab country will help them in their need. Under the circumstances, reconciliation is the oly way out.

george
london, United Kingdom
D-18/60
Jul 30, 2014
04:11 AM
 

Anwaar, there are many bad things in hindu society and people do comment on that. And those hindus are never afraid of their lives because they know they will not be killed. A Dalit professor has written WHY I AM NOT A HINDU  and he had given many interviews why he thought like that. Nobody threatened him or tried to kill him. But Muslims, sorry to say, cannot take any criticism lightly. Can you imagine a muslim writing a similar book such as WHY I AM NOT A MUSLIM. That muslim guy will be killed instantly, and there will be a lot of violence.

Any logical thinking people will tell you religion was created by Man. That is why in all religious text books you will find many verses and sermons which are inconsistent with modern society. But these texts reflect their minds of that age and time. But Muslims believe Islam was specially created by God. And that is why, Muslims feel, all other religions are nowhere as good as Islam. 

george
london, United Kingdom
D-17/2
Jul 30, 2014
03:50 AM

The whole thing is a joke. Here we have a Cm who dreams of ruling the country but does not have the ability to rule one state. And then she abuses the PM for telling some unpleasant truth. 

george
london, United Kingdom
D-16/3
Jul 30, 2014
03:00 AM

#2D

I meant, "Sick humor! Heartless too."

 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-15/35
Jul 30, 2014
02:57 AM


Saini,

>> " you can find Indian Hindus who are to sympathetic to the plight of Palestinians."

True, but not Hindutvawadis. Not the "Internet Hindus".

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-14/2
Jul 30, 2014
02:49 AM


Akash Verma,

>> "Since when did Gaza has electicity? I am very impressed with the technological progress made by Palestinians."

Sick humor! Heartlee too.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-13/59
Jul 30, 2014
02:46 AM


D.L.Narayan,

>>>> "There is plenty of Hindu dirty linen to be washed judging by the daily city news of our newspapers"

>> "That is how it should be. Things will not change if everything is swept under the carpet."

Then why don't you and Ghai start writing about the rape epidemic, the persistence of untouchability in our villages, the increasing intolerance and violence of RSS spawned groups, the falsification and trivialization of Indian history by sanghis like Dinanath Batra and Y.S. Rao instead of bringing in Muslim laundry from far away places?
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-12/1
Jul 30, 2014
02:42 AM

"outfits" similar word is never used for islamic, communist, socialist or congressi organisations

anshul, indore
D-11/16
Jul 30, 2014
02:39 AM


D.L.Narayan,

>>>> " Tweeting, "“Only the Gujarat model, that worked from 2002 in containing their rioting elements, can work. Apply across Bharat,” is inflammatory, hate-inciting and aimed at communalizing the atmosphere.

>> "The mistake is in saying worked FROM 2002. It should say AFTER the 2002 riots. After 2002 riots, Gujarat has done remarkably well."

After the nation-wide and world-wide condemnation that Modi's Bajrangis received  in 2002, they would think twice, no 20 times, before they start another bloody massacre in Gujarat.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-10/1
Jul 30, 2014
02:10 AM


> "... the former Supreme Court Chief Justice had given a ruling in 2013 quashing an FIR against the present BJP president Amit Shah."

That should earn him at least a governorship!

> "Instead, the Government could consider his candidature for the position of Lokpal."

Whaaaaaaaaat!!!

Anwaar, Dallas
D-9/21
Jul 30, 2014
02:04 AM

Bangalorean

I do not take the villagers into consideration because we can always blame poverty and illiteracy for their habits.

Do you travel by long distance trains in air conditioned compartments? Check the toilets used by affluent passengers.

Did you notice how people throw their garbage in the most upscale sections of any large Indian city? Did you notice how people spit on the sidewalks from the passing BMWs? 

Did you experience the morning commute by any Churchgate or VT bound Mumbai suburban train keeping both your eyes and nose open to the human activities along the tracks? 

Are we talking about poor, uneducated people? It is a cultural issue with all Indians - urban and rural, rich and poor alike.

DC
NEW YORK, United States
D-8/2
Jul 30, 2014
02:04 AM


This sordid story seems to be like wheels within wheels. Gang rape of a six year old girl! Those guilty must be severely punished.
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-7/1
Jul 30, 2014
01:58 AM

 
It is a masterly selfie, not a case of being photobombed at all.
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-6/1
Jul 30, 2014
01:54 AM

 
The I.Q. level of many U.S. Congresmen, especially right wing Republicans, is abysmal. They are further dumbed down by FOX TV News and Russ Limbaugh.
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-5/22
Jul 30, 2014
01:40 AM

 
Historians slam Dina Nath Batra's books

Leading Indian historians on Monday slammed former school teacher and activist Dina Nath Batra's books which have been recommended as secondary reading in Gujarat schools, saying they were nothing but works of “fantasy”. Batra uses stories of saints and demons to interpret history and includes historically inaccurate, and sometimes politically incorrect, anecdotes such as a story about a royal couple being blessed with children only after devoted cow-worship.

“The contents are so absurd that any reaction would seem superfluous … it was an insult to the people of Gujarat that their children were being exposed to this “nonsense”."

“Young minds are being exposed to misinterpretations of the past and even the present...... the issue should not be reduced to a debate of left versus right..... The point here is whether the person has any semblance of scholarship, any track record.”

www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/historians-slam-dina-nath-batra-books-call-them-fantasy/article1-1245617.aspx
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-4/115
Jul 30, 2014
01:05 AM




Ideology as a cover for political agenda: New ICHR Chief is a Communal Ideologue

by Ram Puniyani,


Prof. Y. Sudarshan Rao, not much known for his academic accomplishments in the discipline of History, has been appointed as the chief of ICHR (Indian Council for Historical Research). As per him the “Most of the questionable social customs in the Indian society as pointed out by the English educated Indian intellectuals and the Western scholars could be traced to this period of Muslim rule in north India spanning over seven centuries.” He argues that “The (caste) system was working well in ancient times and we do not find any complaint from any quarters against it.”

Had Prof Rao done some rational study in to untouchability, caste system and other practices, which were criticized by many during rising Indian national movement, he would have known that caste system’s adverse effects were not due to the rule of Muslim kings, but were inherent in scriptures, which reflected social system of that time. As such the social arrangement of that time gradually got transformed into hereditary system. With this purity-pollution came in; an accompaniment much before the advent of rule of Muslim kings.

www.sacw.net/article9258.html
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-3/14
Jul 30, 2014
12:39 AM

@ASHOK KUMAR GHAI..you mean israel should remain silent and let Hamas run amock with its destructive rockets..and what will happen if Hamas gets exposed to the world...what the world is doing about Mosul Christians being prosecuted by ISIS?

most stupid and naive thought of the day...

Luckily they donot decide israel's defense strategy looking at comments posted on outlook

abhijeet
pune, India
D-2/21
Jul 30, 2014
12:18 AM

Good to see all seculars now ganging up against Batra.

Abhianv
lucknow, India
D-1/23
Jul 30, 2014
12:07 AM

Good article to keep anti Modi rants happy. Modi came to power thanks to his critrics. He cares two pence for those who have given the verdict in two months. In the meantime, govt will pick up the pace and u all eat crow. Which has become a gourmet dish of many.

gayatri
madrid, Spain
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