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D-137/3
Jul 28, 2014
09:55 PM

"Israel is NOT a democracy. It is a theocracy just like the Taliban."

Man you rock!!! You do come up with the dumbest of theories.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-136/9
Jul 28, 2014
09:54 PM

When the issue first cropped up, I thought BJP was being petty in denying Congress LoP, even though it has not earned it. I thought it could be gracious and offer them this position as a gesture of goodwill.

But after seeing Congress squirm, and act as if it is entitled to a position for which it has actually been rejected by the people, I think it was a good decision. The comedy it provides is an extra benefit.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-135/1
Jul 28, 2014
09:47 PM

India can spend a hundred times that money upgrading all roads in India at a total cost of ZERO if FISCAL DEFICITS are used for funding. FISCAL DEFICITS cost nothing in production, interest rate and debt payments and will boost the economy by a factor of five. T he economic balance is

FISCAL  DEFICIT  - TRADE DEFICIT = NET PRIVATE SAVINGS, showing that the source of money is mostly the FISCAL DEFICIT!

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
D-134/27
Jul 28, 2014
09:46 PM

>> Do you think Israel is implementing the Oslo Accords?

I don't particularly care. As a Muslim, you are understandably concerned about Palestinians, who certainly got shafted. As an Indian, and a Hindu, I am more concerned about Kashmiri Pandits.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-133/2
Jul 28, 2014
09:39 PM

India better be careful in getting too close to Israel. Israel is NOT a democracy. It is a theocracy just like the Taliban.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
D-132/62
Jul 28, 2014
09:37 PM

>> India’s government has a responsibility to act to protect the free press

India's free press offered their support to the NY times editorial as they were getting up after grovelling before Sonia.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-131/1
Jul 28, 2014
09:34 PM

What he means is this. First the rebels or Hamas fires a lot of people from Gaza just before a rocket is fired sorrounded by a people shield, so Israel can't get to the missile easily (or at all) , so there is a lot of collateral damage. Hamas is entirely responsible for this fiasco. 

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
D-130/26
Jul 28, 2014
09:32 PM

"It is not the biggest threat to world peace"

We know. The biggest threat to world and universal peace is Narendra Modi(or is it Amit Shah? I am getting confused off late).

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-129/13
Jul 28, 2014
09:30 PM

Oh god!

Every time BJP gets some support, it shoots itself in the foot.

While it is perfectly valid to kick out the sicko/jehadi crowd that has been writing an extremely slanted (and sometimes plain wrong) version of history, the solution is not to replace them with some crackpots, who want to replace history (and worse, science), with fantasy.

If he continues like this, Batra will reduce credibility of his otherwise fantastic fight against the filth produced by scums like Doniger.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-128/6
Jul 28, 2014
09:27 PM

Fantastic flowchart on how to cover communal incidents for the media

www.theunrealtimes.com/2014/07/28/secular-journalism-101-how-to-cover-communal-riots-in-india/

Both Ajayendar and Ashwin Kumar are superb satirists.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-127/25
Jul 28, 2014
09:22 PM

>> It is not the biggest threat to world peace.

I would call you an Ostrich, but I know you are a liar.

>> I do not know any authority who says that.

If anyone says so, he/she shall be labeled Islamophobe.

>> Can you delineate how Islamic fundamentalism or militant Islam (I am against both) can lead to world war?

9/11, London train bombings, Boston Marathon bombings, Boko Haram, Hamas, LeT, Chechneya terrorists, Pakistan are not enough threats to world peace for you? You need a world war?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-126/5
Jul 28, 2014
09:13 PM

Here is some factual reporting:

http://www.indiafacts.co.in/muslim-intolerance-raises-head-saharanpur/

Thanks for the link. The administration has to act firmly against the rioters. Shoot a few in the legs, and if required, in the head, and arrest the leaders. The riots shall soon stop.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-125/19
Jul 28, 2014
08:53 PM

Indians have disgusting habits about cleanliness and hygiene irrespective of their access to toilet and it is a part of the great Indian culture. Public toilets / urinals even in the airports and Indian Airlines flights ( flyers are certainly not poor) will tell you that lower economic disparity does not solve this problem. It is quite difficult for indians living overseas to explain to their children why people living in their parents' homeland are so careless about cleanliness and public hygiene.

Lack of access to public toilets is only one side of the story. There is a cultural side, as Ramesh Raghuvanshi mentioned, Indians have historically refused to clean their own faeces.

Please read a very recent article on this issue in the Economist. Mehta,  like a typical Indian journo expectedly politicized the issue and avoided more resarch that such a serious socio-economic problem demands. On the other hand, the Economist article tried to show why lack of access to toilets due to poverty provides partial explanation to this problem.

DC
NEW YORK, United States
D-124/9
Jul 28, 2014
08:38 PM

>> Not necessarily. Chidambaram bugged Pranab and Pranab became President-while Chidambaram is out of job

:-)

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-123/1
Jul 28, 2014
08:19 PM

When everything become mobile,India right from beginning,focused on increasing cell phone users instead of computers.Now cell phones provide web surfing and naturally is going to be benefitted maximum out of cell phone services through private as well as public companies.Mozilla should work more on providing facilities on cell phones.

Ashok Amin, St Petersburg FL
D-122/24
Jul 28, 2014
08:07 PM

We are going to celebrate our 68th independence day on August 15 ,2014 .What have we acheived ? Nothing .As a nation we are crippled ,Still we cannot protect women in india nor we are able to assure their safety .During the delhi gangrape incident it was Congress in power now it is BJP in power and yet the case is no different .

nikhil
hyderabad, India
D-121/46
Jul 28, 2014
07:58 PM

Ya Allah

5 lac Indian Muslim youth to be trained in Jihad for cleaning Shias may be next Ahmediayas .
This from a learned Cleric grand son of Ali Mian

After that WHO ??

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-120/114
Jul 28, 2014
07:53 PM

Rajendra Chola's conquest is breath taking. And the kind of rule he administered is a less on for everyone.

And yet................in school I did not study one word about him in the commie history books. I was fortunate to learn the facts from other sources.

Indian history these days starts with Akbar and ends with Nehru.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-119/1
Jul 28, 2014
07:49 PM

OK Akhilesh then arrest first Masood Congress MP . 

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-118/113
Jul 28, 2014
07:41 PM

Today is the 1000th coronation day of THE GREATEST INDIAN RULER-Rajendra Chola.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-117/45
Jul 28, 2014
07:38 PM

It is also Ahemedias and Sunnies too .

"" Pakistani mob burns homes of minority Muslims, kills 3 after allegations of blasphemous photo
Published July 28, 2014 • Associated PressFacebook0 Twitter18 LAHORE, Pakistan – Pakistani police say a mob has burned down several homes belonging to minority Ahmadi Muslims in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook.

Police official Zeeshan Siddiqi says the rioting in the city of Gujranwala erupted late Sunday after claims that an Ahmadi had posted a blasphemous photo of the Kaaba — the cube-shaped structure in the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, that observant Muslims around the world face in prayer five times a day

The photo allegedly contained nudity.

Siddiqi says the victims died of suffocation and that another woman miscarried during the riots and was in hospital.

Like other Pakistani minorities such as Christians, Hindu and Sikhs, Ahmadis have long been targeted by Islamic extremists.''

www.foxnews.com/world/2014/07/28/pakistani-mob-burns-homes-minority-muslims-kills-3-after-allegations/

Kahin bhi chain  nahin  inko .-even in Ramzan though all violence is prohibted .

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-116/24
Jul 28, 2014
07:11 PM

" All you care about is to smear people with your habitual lying and dishonesty." - Anwaar

I am interested in the truth and in exposing the canards that you seek to disseminate through this forum.

It is you who carry out smear campaigns, not me. For years, you carried out a smear campaign against Narendra Modi, making false allegations against him and comparing him with Hitler. None of your predictions have come true, they never will. India will experience what good governance is, what true secularism is, over the coming years. Your favourite dynasty and the bunch of sycophants that have hijacked the Congress and looted the country will be consigned to the dustbin of history.

No wonder you get so worked up and call me all sorts of names. Only losers do that.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-115/13
Jul 28, 2014
07:08 PM

"because Mahatma Gandhi’s 1939 statement, “Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense as England belongs to the English and France to the French,” remained the guiding principle .....................

The other "guiding principle of Gandhi was that Jews should commit suicide. Why are we not following that?

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-114/2
Jul 28, 2014
06:38 PM

If Namo is keeping a check on Ghadkari,he has all right thinking Indians support.

Modi if at all there anyone who can check brokers and self seekers I still have hope in you.

So what,if Ghadkaris house is bugged,he has the dubious distinction of getting 265 crore investment from unknown sources in his Puurti.

Modi dont let shaddy collegues to get away,While you are happy with a House to live ,its these around you who are taking the system for a ride.

Those on this site will not stand up for you,if you were to sack a G or jail the G from Bihar.

Modi dont let the ordinary Indian down.Jai ho

harun, chennai
D-113/20
Jul 28, 2014
06:37 PM

"I thought we went by CAG report on 2G.."

Fopr your information, CVC and CBI had concluded that a scam had happened in 2G a full 18 months BEFORE the CAG report came out.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-112/4
Jul 28, 2014
06:16 PM

Is Modi directly responsible for this or indirectly responsbile? THat is the only question.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-111/11
Jul 28, 2014
06:13 PM

"The answer, say old-timers, lies in Sonia not retreating but taking charge yet again."

The answer lies in developing state level leaders. Since the implementation of Kamaraj plan by Nehru, the dynasty had always wanted only Manmohans at the state level.

That is the root of the misery of Congress. Both 2004 and 2009 were victory of the allies-not of Congress. But this fact was lost amidst celebration. Congress did not increase its voteshare anywhere.

When the allies weakened, Congress fell with them.

However it is too early to write off Congress. BJP is not without its problems. It has no footprint in major states like WB and TN. And the law of averages would mean BJP will lose a few elections in the next 3 years. If COngress plays its cards well, it still can stay relevant---however.

But for real growth, leaders have to come at the state level.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-110/8
Jul 28, 2014
06:05 PM

"If Ministers' houses are bugged, then it is not a good omen"

Not necessarily. Chidambaram bugged Pranab and Pranab became President-while Chidambaram is out of job.

So getting bugged might be a good omen for the bugged-even though it may not be a good omen for the bugger. It all depends on one's perspective of life.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-109/18
Jul 28, 2014
05:58 PM

"A time-bound programme with a six-monthly audit is the crying need. In five years India should be made open defecation-free."

What a novel suggestion!!! Mehta must have raked his brains to come up with such a brilliant idea.

The thing is---Modi has already set this as a target. 2019 is the 150th anniversary of Gandhi and Modi has repeatedly spoken to stop this and ensure clean sanitation facilities.

And "pre implementation" tasks have already begun.

Mehta is supposed to be in the news business and the guy simply does not follow up with the subject he is commenting on.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-108/1
Jul 28, 2014
05:33 PM

Two stories Outlook never covered

1) Acquittal of Jayendra Saraswati

2) National Herald case

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-107/10
Jul 28, 2014
05:32 PM

The real problem for Congress will come when by fluke or by mistakes made by BJP, Congress will actually win something. Then they will delude themselves that all problems are solved and will go back to business as usual. That is the real danger for the party.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-106/7
Jul 28, 2014
05:11 PM

This is what is called a balanced article. You pose a question, get the answers you want, and then pretend that the question has been answered in full.

This is called objective journalism.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-105/7
Jul 28, 2014
05:06 PM

"How can it happen?"

Ask Chidambaram He had bugged Pranab's office.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-104/1
Jul 28, 2014
05:04 PM

BJP should be prepared for such dirty games that Congress and other opposit parties will play with full support from our media. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-103/1
Jul 28, 2014
05:02 PM

Police in plainsclothes and uniform have been deployed... was there a roberry?? Its like trying to provide security to a house that has already been robbed. Just another hogwash. Cancel the bloddy license to the school and put the chairman behind bars and set forth laws for background checks and for schools to take responsibility when the kids are there instead of this stupid antics.

Raja, Delhi
D-102/6
Jul 28, 2014
04:39 PM

"If Ministers' houses are bugged, then it is not a good omen."

True. He knows whatever happened to UPA when it bugged Pranobda's office was not good omen.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-101/19
Jul 28, 2014
04:29 PM

The irony is after 60 days and nothing to show,those who saw all milk and Honey in the days ahead ,are happy with cosmetic measures such as tall talk and even bigger promises.

Ramki ,did you read the CAG report in Times of India on the 25000 crore loss to State of Gujrat by doles to two A"s.

I thought we went by CAG report on 2G,what should be done with this one.

May be we can dissolve the CAG for good.

harun
chennai, India
D-100/5
Jul 28, 2014
04:17 PM

HE SPEAKS

Next
Modi please

V.N.K.MURTI PATTAMBI
PATTAMBI, INDIA

For six months Modi ne Aaap ko thoka Bajaya phir bhi dil nahin bhara kya ?? Want still more ???

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-99/3
Jul 28, 2014
04:13 PM

WTO in present form is pro-West Farmers and will put Third World Countries at the Mercy of the developed Countries .

The Farm Sector will die far want of Govermrntal support in the Third world Countries. The WTO is favourable to Farmers of the West who got stunningly rich through PL-480 FOOD PROGRAMMES .

WE WERE FORCED TO EAT THE CEREALS NOT FIT FOR EVEN THE ANIMALS IN THE WEST !!

THE GAINS MADE DURING THE LAST 40 years through Green Revolution will be washed out with one strolke of Pen when we sign to 2017 dead line for Food Subsidies.

FARUKI SAHIB TILL YESTERDAY YOU WERE GA GA FOR FOOD FOR POOR SCHEME AND NOW YOU STAND AGAINST IT !!

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-98/2
Jul 28, 2014
04:01 PM

''Modi government takes India backward at WTO, this will hurt the country

"India has shot itself in the foot at the World Trade Organization (WTO) by trying to change the rules of the game after it has started. It almost seems as if we have a retrospective." 

FARUKI SAHIB 

" India firm on food subsidies at WTO, trade deal at risk

NEW DELHI: The government on Friday refused to yield to pressure from developed countries to accept easier customs rules without its food subsidy concerns being addressed, putting at risk a likely deal at the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Developed countries have stepped up the pressure on India saying failure to strike a deal on trade facilitation would stall global trade reforms and deal a massive blow to the WTO by undoing the work done by trade ministers at Bali.

"To jeopardise the food security of millions at the altar of a mere anomaly in the rules is unacceptable... In order to fully understand and address the concerns of members on TFA (trade facilitation agreement), my delegation is of the view that the adoption of the TF protocol be postponed till a permanent solution on public stock holding for food security is found," Anjali Prasad, India's ambassador to the WTO, said at a specially convened meeting to clear the trade facilitation agreement, which promises to ease clearances at ports and airports across the 160 member countries. ''

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/India-firm-on-food-subsidies-at-WTO-trade-deal-at-risk/articleshow/39003839.cms

DO YOU WANT TO STARVE AND KILL MILLIONS IN THE THIRD WORLD  COUNTRIES FOR THE SAKE OF  WTO AFREEMENT . YOU ARE CRITICISING MODI GOVT FOR THIS CRIME  ??? 

DO'NT FORGET MUSLIMS ARE THE MOST POOR IN INDIA .LEFT TO YOU YOU WANT MODI TO STARVE  DEATH  CORES OF THE INDIANS-MAJORITY WHOM WILL BE POOR INDIAN MUSLIMS. 

YOU ARE JUST PANDERING TO WEST AS USUAL !!

'' India stockpiles food for its poor, citing the need for food security, but doing so puts it at risk of breaking the rules of the WTO which worries that the stockpiling of subsidised food can distort trade.

In Bali, WTO members agreed to give India a pass on its stockpiles until 2017, while negotiating a permanent solution.

Officials told Reuters that India had not supplied any clear indication of concessions it wanted, so attempts were made at the meeting to reassure it that its concerns, whatever they may be, were being heard.

"India clearly and forcefully expressed its concern that work proceed on all fronts, including food stockpiling, and received assurances that all G20 members are committed to the full implementation of all Bali agreements on the agreed timetables," US trade representative Michael Froman told Reuters on Monday.""

www.outlookindia.com/yourtake.aspx

WHAT WILL INDIA DO AFTER 2017 ?? STOP FOOD SUSBSIDIES AND KILL POOR KISSANS AND POOR INDIANS with starvation !!! 

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-97/15
Jul 28, 2014
03:23 PM

Ramki, VM could possibly answer your rather silly and irrelevant question. However, stooping to your level ot stupidity, maybe you can explain why your left nut is smaller than your right nut.

Raja
Delhi, India
D-96/3
Jul 28, 2014
03:03 PM