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D-142/41
Aug 22, 2014
09:10 PM

1 relations With the guy who oppose my09 D L Narayan Sir
I fully agree with you. We need to discuss about the content.
not shoot the messenger. Sir, I do always strive to Keep better relation with the guy who oppose my views who has every right to that and I respect that. We need to tolerate the opposite views to that. I do admire your posts though I dont agree with your views. But I expect we all discuss in a civilised manner. Anwaar sure has right to express his views.
But I sincerely feel that he is attacked by many. 
That i feel is not just.

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
PATTAMBI, India
D-141/1
Aug 22, 2014
09:08 PM

Six months back ISIS was simply a group of local thugs.

America spends enormous amount of money for its CIA, DIA etc and for what????

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-140/12
Aug 22, 2014
09:01 PM

>> Teesta Setalvad, darling of secularists, comparing ISIS with Hindu religion

Got to love the sickos, their bhakts who are able to see them purely as brave activists, and the media that build them up.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-139/1
Aug 22, 2014
08:58 PM

This is rich-coming from a party which created the problem in the first place.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-138/1
Aug 22, 2014
08:57 PM

The Rukshana story is not getting covered anywhere. Why?!!!

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-137/1
Aug 22, 2014
08:38 PM

Hooray for the too big to fail banks! Rajan is swimming against the stream. VINASHA KALE VIPAREETHA BUDDHIHI is what this reminds me of.India does not need one more problem!

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
D-136/1
Aug 22, 2014
08:30 PM

Do not waste time. Copy the European Standards.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
D-135/1
Aug 22, 2014
08:28 PM

Money talks better than chanting the mantra "innovate, innovate, innovate....". Instead of chanting, fund desirable items using free money = FISCAL DEFICIT. The economy will do the rest.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
D-134/1
Aug 22, 2014
08:21 PM

To support good education we need good teachers, good labs, good equipment, and so on. In short money. Of course money is available in plenty. I am talking about created money called FISCAL DEFICIT, any amount of which can be created for free. The benefit is not only better education but more GDP by 5 times the money spent. 

The answer is more FISCAL DEFICIT. This answer also applies to all commons. Free healthcare, free infrastructure, free universal income, free social security, almost free railways, free monorail etc.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
D-133/47
Aug 22, 2014
08:17 PM

"However in this forum, these activists are called thieves, jehadists and bitches. '' Saroja

This from someone, who never sheds a single tear for the genocide perpetrated and discrimination codified into law,  in the name of Islam upon minority Hindus in every muslim majority area of Indian subcontinent from Pakistan to Kashmir Valley in India, seeks alternate theories on Godhra carnage, brought tears to my eyes !

SaachBolo
SaachGarh, India
D-132/56
Aug 22, 2014
07:48 PM

SC hinted that a situation has arisen where there is no leader of opposition but it also questioned the government whether any selection can be fair without the leader of opposition.''

WHAT WAS FAIR FOR 67 YEARS WHY IT CAN'T BE FAIR ANOTHER 5 YEARS ??

CAN SC GIVE DIRECTIVES TO SPEAKER ?

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-131/33
Aug 22, 2014
07:45 PM

SOME EAT BEEF &  SO OTHERS   WILL EAT PORK  THAT TOO IN THE SAME MESS !!

Chalo khan tak chslte ho ?? 

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-130/8
Aug 22, 2014
07:41 PM

Outlook put out a zillion articles on the Gaza issue but no articles on the cancellation of talks. What happened to the candlelight crowd?

I was so happy to see Praful Bidwai slamming Modi for the cancellation of talks. We now know for sure that Modi did the right thing.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-129/46
Aug 22, 2014
07:39 PM

However in this forum, these activists are called thieves, jehadists and bitches. '' Bi Saroja

KOI SHAK ???

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-128/1
Aug 22, 2014
07:37 PM

I dont know Kannada but people who know the language say he is a terrific writer in that language. RIP.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-127/10
Aug 22, 2014
07:31 PM

Not SC but only Speaker can appoint or not any one as LOP.

So can SC GIVE DIRECTIONS TO THE SPEAKER ? Suppose Speaker disagrees saying SC that issue is within his or her jurisdiction then what ???

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-126/1
Aug 22, 2014
07:27 PM

Well hooters can be planted by Congress Dirty Tricks Department to blame BJP .WHY NOT ?? After all Congress is quite old &  capable and experienced Party specially in mischief mongering ..

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-125/9
Aug 22, 2014
07:23 PM


THE 10 % system is a Century old system of the British Parliament. And still being followed .

LOP IS NOT A CONSTITUTIONAL POST BUT A RULE BEING FOLLOWED BY THE PARLIAMENT LAST 67 YEARS LAID DOWN BY THE THEN SPEAKER MALVANKAR .

NEHRU,INDIRA AND RAJIV NEVER ALLOTTED THE POST OF THE LOP TO THE OPPOSITION PARTY AS NONE HAD 10% NUMBERS OF THE HOUSE.

CAN SC OR ANY COURT GIVE DIRECTIONS TO TO INDIAN PARLIAMENT OR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE TO WAVE THIS 10% RULE hither too followed for 67 years by the Indian Parliament?? Doubtful .

DID NOT JUSTICE LODHA HIMSELF SAID THAT PARLIAMENT AND SC HAS ITS OWN AREAS OF JURISDICTION AND BOTH SHOULD NOT TRANSGRESS INTO EACH OTHER'S TERRITORY. ??

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-124/45
Aug 22, 2014
07:17 PM

Muslims do not just pose a threat to Islam in Sri Lanka. Islam has posed a mortal threat to non-muslims ever since muhammads time and continues to do so.

SaachBolo
SaachGarh, India
D-123/114
Aug 22, 2014
07:15 PM

If it qualks like a duck and acts like a duck - then its a duck.

That appplies to ideologies too.  In Islam the intolerance towards non-muslims is not restricted to the verses in Koran ( whicch by the way they claim are words of God ) , but Islamist majority states have put them into practice and results are for all to see from 7th century to modern day in Pakistan to Iraq to Nigeria.

 
SaachBolo
SaachGarh, India
D-122/1
Aug 22, 2014
06:46 PM

People of Bihar (and UP) get government they deserve.  Both states Bihar and UP has been Arm-pits of India for a long time.  Who is responsible for that? 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-121/1
Aug 22, 2014
06:38 PM

How much government has spent tax payers' money to keep this lady alive?  When the government is sure that it is not going to abolish AFSPA as she is demanding, might as well let her wish to die peacefully be fulfilled and then burry her unceremoneously.

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-120/20
Aug 22, 2014
06:04 PM

Is it true that Teesta has apologized for the photshop?

I am surprised the woman was given only a Padmashree. Given her anti-hindu tendencies, she must have been given a Bharat Ratna.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-119/31
Aug 22, 2014
05:57 PM

January 2014: US said ISIS is not a threat and are a bunch of local thugs

August 2014: US says ISIS is now the greatest threat to US.

So the assessment changed. What has not changed is Obama's holidaying habits. I used to think that the President of India has the most relaxing "job" in the world. He enjoys a lot of perks for doing nothing.

Obama has a much more relaxing job than Pranab Mukherjee.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-118/30
Aug 22, 2014
05:43 PM

Obama got the message from ISIS. He is working very hard on his swing.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-117/8
Aug 22, 2014
05:36 PM

CVC appointment has a member called LoP-but then it specifically says that if there is no LoP, then the leader of largest group will be the third member.

Modi can either fight it out and win. Or, if he decides a confrontation at this stage with the judiciary is not worth it, he can issue an ordinance that gives the same definition as the CVC act.

That aside, the behavior of CJI is extremely disasppointing. His ego is getting the better of him and he is bringing disgrace to the position he is holding.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-116/7
Aug 22, 2014
05:32 PM

BTW, just 2-3 weeks back, SC dismissed a PIL about LoP saying that it was purely a political process and the court has no role in it.

Now CJI screws his own people.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-115/6
Aug 22, 2014
05:28 PM

1. The SC has no locus standi in the LoP issue.

2. The LoP is not a constitutional requirement. On 7 previous occasions, there has been no LoP.

3. The second largest party, the Congress does not meet the stipulation for LoP.

4. G V Mavalankar, India’s first Speaker, had on the basis of too-small-an-Opposition established such a precedent that Lok Sabha had not designated a Leader of Opposition till 1969.

indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/no-leader-of-oppn-when-congress-had-415-mps/

5. In 1984, the second largest party, the TDP, was not given the LoP.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-114/1
Aug 22, 2014
05:26 PM

The number of people who are ready to get outraged over every small incident is indeed staggering.

No small number !!

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-113/11
Aug 22, 2014
05:20 PM

(1) It is better to straight away concede that truly independent media (whether print media or television news channels) is a big myth. Paid news, advertorials and paid interviews on TV channels have all become so common today, and their threat to independent journalism cannot be underestimated. This unfortunately is the bitter scenario prevailing in our country today. (2) Thanks are due to Mr. Vinod Mehta for highlighting growing of influence of pro-BJP journalists. Earlier, there were pro-Congress and pro-Sonia Gandhi groups in the media. Now their influence is slowly diminishing. But, as mentioned by Mr. Mehta, nowadays readers rarely come across truly independent views. Most of the articles, excepting a very few, are views of prejudiced writers. Thus, let us accept that editors will have to endeavour to satisfy discerning readers who wish to read balanced articles. (3) Thanks are also due to Mr. Vinod Mehta for highlighting serious lacuna in the field of training for journalists although there are institutes for training journalists and there are colleges which offer graduate courses in mass media. But still, as pointed out by Mr. Mehta, there are no gurus who will teach how to write with clarity of thoughts and maintaining high standards of objectivity.

Narendra M Apte
PUNE, India
D-112/5
Aug 22, 2014
05:17 PM

On the LoP issue, Lodha and whine and moan all he want but he really has no standing on the issue. The SC is NOT more equal than the other two branches.

He will have to find a different issue to embarrass Modi.

That aside, Lodha is fast becoming a disgrace to the judiciary. It is time he checks his ego and starts doing his job.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-111/14
Aug 22, 2014
05:15 PM

"Ravan ends up kidnapping Sita becacuse he does not find Ram when he goes to seek revenge for her sister's dishonor."

That is simply not true. Read the Ramayana properly.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-110/10
Aug 22, 2014
05:14 PM

"Teesta Setalvad, darling of secularists, comparing ISIS with Hindu religion."

That is outrageous. ISIS people are NOT as bad as hindus.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-109/40
Aug 22, 2014
05:12 PM

@ VNKM

Thanks for your support. Often, in the heat of an animated discussion, one tends to transgress some lines. 

It is important to note that opposing ideas is not an attack on persons or their right to hold a particular opinion. Quite often, the messenger is shot and the message gets ignored.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-108/44
Aug 22, 2014
05:04 PM

"I was referring to your comments to Michael Lopez who just made a friendly remark (about the existence of Parvati Cross in his area), not offensive by any standards."

The Parvati Cross is not a place of worship. It is a location in Vasai, a secular place.

If you missed the sneer in Lopes' comment [it happens only in India :-) ] it is your problem. There was no need to make that insolent comment and I brushed him off by asking him to read about what else happened in India, specifically Goa under Potuguese rule.

My retort was not in the least uncivil. There are several comments from you which hardly make you look like a model of rectitude, much less pontificate like Emily Post.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-107/9
Aug 22, 2014
04:59 PM

One of the media outlet is publishing "Fake News" segment.  Vinod Mehta's this concern about the Readers should be included in that segment. 

P.B. Joshipura
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
D-106/8
Aug 22, 2014
04:53 PM

" Pseudo-secularists and assorted Modi-detesters could not ignore the hawa blowing in his favour across the country in 2013.

Really!!!! One would not have known that had he been reading only Outlook. For two times, IN THE COVER, Outlook said Modi has no chance to become PM.

Vinod Mehta habitually plays loose with facts in the supreme hope that readers would have forgotten what he and his magazine said a few months back.

Mehta lied that Modi never spoke of secularism. When in fact Modi spoke about in Jan 2008 in Madras. You may disagree with what Modi said but to claim Modi never spoke about is deliberate lying.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-105/4
Aug 22, 2014
04:41 PM

Ever since Modi came to power, Lodha has been itching for a fight with Modi. He initially favored special courts to process cases against MPs on a fasttrack basis. When Modi said the same, he opposed it.

And now this. SC has no business interfering in a purely Legislative business. This is more a ego clash for Lodha than anything else.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-104/43
Aug 22, 2014
04:13 PM

#42

I was referring to your comments to Michael Lopez who just made a friendly remark (about the existence of Parvati Cross in his area), not offensive by any standards.

About Modi's role in the riots, let it be known that the victims and human rights activists have opted for the court route and shall pursue it. The odds against are very obvious seeing that the masterminds behind the 1984 pogrom have got away with it.However in this forum, these activists are called thieves, jehadists and bitches. 

The guilt or otherwise is not an act of faith. The subversion of truth & justice shall be countered by publicizing the facts. I have lived long enough to have known the outrageous SC judgement in Mathura rape case. Now such a regressive judgement is impossible. Such is the power of informed activists.  

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-103/1
Aug 22, 2014
03:57 PM

It will be interesting case for court.  I can't believe CBI's case will get support from this central government as it did from previous central government. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-102/42
Aug 22, 2014
03:47 PM

@ Saroja (post 41)

I don't find anything objectionable in that thread you refer too. Someone talked of rape in Hindu mythology and I rebutted him.

Regarding Modi's role in Gujarat riots, let the courts decide. I think that he was innocent. You might be absolutely convinced that he is evil incarnate but I don't have to accept your view.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-101/3
Aug 22, 2014
03:44 PM

SC will have to tacle some important questions.  Is it more important to have 55 seat rule or more important to have an opposition leader?  If opposition leader is more important than why in the past Parliament was run without opposition leader?

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-100/121
Aug 22, 2014
03:36 PM

>>>>  " There are no words in the Quran that justify suicide missions. Suicide is strictly forbidden in Islam."

>> Martyrs are promised the delights of paradise. Isn't that sufficient inducement?

The lure of seventy two women in heaven is too much to resist, isn't it? Even if suicide is explicitly prohibited in Quran, all one has to do is to NOT to interpret that literally (Anwaar style). Interpret that it is martyrdom and NOT suicide when you go on a suicidal mission to kill infidels (As already mentioned on this forum by sage of Dallas, meaning of verses changes in war zone) and head straight to heaven after death!!

Bangalorean
Bangalore, India
D-99/2
Aug 22, 2014
03:25 PM

Explanation for this is simple.

We had a party headed by an incompetent Joker and his nosy Mother, and they along with their joker tribe couldn't get the required number of seats to make him the Leader of Opposition.

Sanjay, Pune
D-98/113
Aug 22, 2014
03:21 PM
#108 ---"This alleged conversation recounted by an unidentified writer, transpired several decades ago _When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer a German aristocrat prior to World War 2 gave, can guide our attitude toward fanaticism. " ------- what's thought provoking is the idiocy of this analogy. All it shows is precisely nothing. The so called p-seculars in India are morons (well that's why they are pseudo seculars?)
MK Saini
Delhi, India
D-97/112
Aug 22, 2014
03:21 PM

""Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi can give as good as he gets and his streetfighting Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen would recognise a majoritarian project when they see one."

As soon as a Hindu nationalist party wins an election democracy becomes illegitimate, and savage Islamist thugs like Owaisi tell us what is real democracy !

AMIN DADA
AGRA, India
D-96/4
Aug 22, 2014
03:19 PM

Sapharp Stoy

What difference do the provisions of Criminal Tribes Act, (CT Act) enacted a decade after  IPC   make? Some sections and chapters were physically lifted from IPC to create CT Act and no more. 

It's wrong to say advasis were criminalized by the British. It was educated Hindus who did the mischief. 

In 1932 when the Bihar & Orissa Government issued a gazettee notification declaring  about 45 or so  persons criminal tribes, there was orchestrated outburst of emotions against it from Lahore to Madras and Gauhati to Karachi, alleging arbitrary action under CT Act. Why? Almost all of the members of the criminal gang  bore surnames, e. g. Pandey, Dubey, Sharma, Mishra, Singh, Rai etc. Dr. Sachchhidanand Sinha, Bar-at-Law and first Vice-Cancellor, Patna University (estd. 1917) who rose to become the first protem speaker of Constituent Assembly to be replaced by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, wrote an article in his Kayastha Patrika (renamed Hindustan Review) (published from Allahabad) that the intention of the CT Act was not to prosecute "upper caste" educated youth.  He was one of the member of the Governor-General's Central Legislative Council. The upper caste youth committed crime, he contented,  under mental "perversivety." So he attacked the government for declaring some of  them members of "criminal gang." Tell me which act and law upper castes have not abused  for their own gain? 

When about two years ago a girl in Delhi bus was raped and murdered the whole administration jumped to provide justice to her family by pushing every thing aside because   she bore surnaname "Pandey." 

Be ashamed at least for what you say. 

 

Adalit Speaks
NOIDA, India
D-95/111
Aug 22, 2014
03:16 PM

"

             

"Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi can give as good as he gets and his streetfighting Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen would recognise a majoritarian project when they see one. Still Owaisi these days has been known to show greater restraint (in response to Bidhuri’s abuse, for instance, he just stepped back). He says that he disagrees with the TMC MP who raised the issue of Id greetings. “By focusing on whether or not Modi offered Id greetings and why he did not attend the president’s iftaar, they are only strengthening Modi. These issues are not important. What is important is security and development of minorities and all weaker sections as mandated by the Constitution.”

Owaisi says the one good outcome of the Modi mandate is that it has broken the myth of the Muslim vote. Something he congratulated the PM for, he says."

Look how aggressive Naqvi is:  right after whining about the Sangh Parivar she recommends the Islamist thug Owaisi !

But Owais is mild as a lamb these days....Why?  Because he knows he will get a good kicking if he plays tough.

Interesting lesson there !

AMIN DADA
AGRA, India
D-94/39
Aug 22, 2014
03:16 PM

Sarojaji


" I have never encountered anyone as thoroughly devoid of basic human sympathy as you and Ghai, all the time rushing to gloat over misfortune involving Muslims. For all my fights with Whatsinaname, he is basically decent though deluded"
you are articulate, strong, persuasive, and argumentative. In this forum too
there is 'Majority tyrany'.  And some jumb the gun.
Every person has the right to express in a langauge without hurting others even
Unknowingly. Lets do that.
As for my learned friend DLN, I appreciate his courage to say sorry!














 

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi, PATTAMBI
D-93/120
Aug 22, 2014
03:10 PM

" There are no words in the Quran that justify suicide missions. Suicide is strictly forbidden in Islam."

Martyrs are promised the delights of paradise. Isn't that sufficient inducement?

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-92/119
Aug 22, 2014
02:55 PM

>> Sauds have no such authority.

Are you saying they are funding and spreading hate without being authorized to do so? Whose authorization is needed BTW? Very curious to know.

Bangalorean
Bangalore, India
D-91/1
Aug 22, 2014
02:41 PM

So khan brothers are turning homosexual I see, wanting to see each other in the nude.. 

Raja, Delhi
D-90/1
Aug 22, 2014
02:41 PM

Very soon Kerala will be another Kashmir . 

Mohan, Adiipur
D-89/3
Aug 22, 2014
02:39 PM

Yeh, indians are good only for commenting and taking pics. When push comes to shove, not one has the guts to come forward. lage rahon with the "its not me, so it doesn't bother me" attitude.

Raja
Delhi, India
D-88/118
Aug 22, 2014
02:37 PM

D.L.Narayan,

>> "There will always be Hafiz Saeeds who will use them to justify their actions and brainwash gullible youth to go on suicide missions."

There are no words in the Quran that justify suicide missions. Suicide is strictly forbidden in Islam. How come you are so ignorant?

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-87/41
Aug 22, 2014
02:35 PM

#40

One more comment from your side when there was no provocation-

www.outlookindia.com/news/allfeedbacks.aspx

How many times have you taken the side of victims of violence in Gujarat 2002 & how many times have you joined in the demonization of activists? Would you care to comment on SC observation on Modiji as it acquitted the frameds in Akshardham attack? Would you support an investigation into how the Akshardham shooters acquired weapons? Were they lone actors?

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-86/117
Aug 22, 2014
02:34 PM



>> "does the copy of Quran freely distributed by house of Sauds all over the world come with some caution or a footnote for those verses?"

Don't be stupid. Sauds have no such authority.
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-85/1
Aug 22, 2014
02:31 PM


The Supreme Court, to its credit, is raising some very important questions. Modi may soon have to learn that he cannot have his way in everything.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-84/13
Aug 22, 2014
02:29 PM

And most of gods in India are depicted blue not because of some sanghi rationalization of being Divine. They are depicted dark because they have origins in darker people of ancient India and thats how they have been worshipped since pre-aryan ages. Aryanification of these local gods is a later event when vedic priests used local warlords to dethrone rulers who were patronizing competing sects. These warlords clans were later eleveated to warrior castes and their gods were proselytized into Aryan folds with the brilliant idea of Avatar. In this process Vedic priests even dumped Vedic gods in favor of local gods. That is why Vedic preists who did not believe in Idol-worship final became temple priests in pursuit of riches of offerings in Temple. That is the reason why the Arya Samaj movement was against Idol worship.

sachin
New delhi, India
D-83/32
Aug 22, 2014
02:28 PM

IMO, organizing festivals like Beef eating and Anuradha Raman in Outlook giving it unnecessary prominence and publicity is actually more political than any thing else. While it can not be disputed that beef eating in Vedic or even post-Vedic India was not a taboo, the aversion among Hindus against it is essentially cultural. As cows and bulls became integral part of Indian households and agrarian economy they acquired an holy reverence with love and affection. Although mechanised farming and co-operative dairies are gradually taking over in most of Indian villages one will find a cow and pair of bulls in every farmer's home.

Besides India has a hot climate and copious consumption of red meat is not really advisable. Even in the cold climates of Europe/USA people are turning away from red meat in their daily diet as it causes diabetes, cardiac diseases and high cholestrol. The argument that it is a source of protein as some nutritionists put forward is untenable as there are innumerable sourrces of protein in pulses and milk products.

Kancha Ilaiah is an agnostic and an atheist. His main objective seem to be to some how or other slag Hinduism. In Buddhist countries in Asia although beef-eating is not a taboo as their diet does include non-vegetarian products but that consists mostly of chicken, pork and sea-food.

The Contrarian
London, United Kingdom
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