Order by Previous days letters
D-72/7
May 27, 2015
03:24 PM

That the time Baijal has chosen to fire a salvo at Manmohan Singh,coincides with the first anniversary of NDA II, has made many eye-brows to raise. "If you are neutral on occasions of injustice, you have chosen to side with oppressors." The memorable words of Desmond Tutu are relevant now. The  ex-PM has made a mockery of the tenet of ministerial responsibility through his bid to absolve himself from the charges.  The BJP which is gleeful over the new ammunition against the ex PM, should introspect whether its batting along with the CM of TN, in the wake of the new Karnataka HC verdict is credible anymore. With  most of the  people's issues remain unaddressed, NDA's crossing swords with UPA will be viewed as a ploy to distract people's attention.      

C.Chandrasekaran, Madurai
D-71/14
May 27, 2015
03:21 PM

"In what way then are you better than that hate crazed moron from San Francisco or that ill-bred idiot who insists on calling me "Miyan"

I do not claim to be 'better'than anyone else or worse. In a democracy, everone has the right to have an opinion and to express it.  

I said you were a heretic for championing the separation of religion and politics.  Tell me how such an act is not a heresy.

Ad hominem attacks may be a source of illicit gratification for you but that hardly answers the question I asked. Surely you have "better coins" than invective.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-70/9
May 27, 2015
03:20 PM

>> We have. But if we use it, sickos will be defending terrorists.

Case in point

twitter.com/goyalsanjeev/status/602770524335276032

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-69/32
May 27, 2015
03:16 PM

'Disagreement without abuse is always welcome, but 'dislike' means nothing.
'
BONITAJI, dislikes will be ignored.

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
PATTAMBI, India
D-68/8
May 27, 2015
03:15 PM

Anwaar .... why do you think he has "foot in mouth" ... seems to be one of those guys "who speaks his mind, is quite clear too in what he is saying and direct" ... of course, one doesn't have to agree with all he says. Military types probably like him.

Arun Maheshwari
Bangalore, India
D-67/2
May 27, 2015
03:05 PM

Well written diary. Enjoyed reading it.

thrivikram kona
hyderabad, india
D-66/6
May 27, 2015
02:57 PM

MMS screeching out he had fought corruption, Rahul Gandhi  saying  fish caught by fishermen tastes better than caught by trawlers  and Priyanka blaming Smriti Irani for no  IIT in Amethi. And presstitutes jumping with joy that whole Congress is attacking BJP.

mohan, Adipur
D-65/1
May 27, 2015
02:50 PM

She chose the flat to live among people of different religion.  How can a builder be responsible if in future other residents harass her?  Why not give that guarantee to that builder?  She would have gotten the flat. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-64/5
May 27, 2015
02:48 PM

MMS "Singh said there have been two "constant themes" of the BJP leadership -- one is corruption in UPA and the other is policy paralysis -- and both were "untrue"."

BTW, it is not for you to judge yourself, others have to. And BTW, this is not a BJP ONLY claim - they of course latched on it then and will keep using it as would be expected of "opposed" parties in a democracy, many others with no interest in party politics, within the country and outside country said this.

Also, the time to set the record straight was when you were in power, especially if you were being charged with untruths, and when you could see them sticking and solidfying (I hope that much was being sensed and seen). At that time you were quite silent.

Hate to say this ... your defense is probably not going to cut ice with many - too little and way too late.

As regards your reverse charges on the present government and BJP, make it stick and people buy it, they will also pay like you guys did. That is what makes democracy the best of "bad options".

Arun Maheshwari, Bangalore
D-63/4
May 27, 2015
02:46 PM

There are no friends in Congress.  They have only two categories - Masters and Slaves.

mohan, Adipur
D-62/3
May 27, 2015
02:37 PM

Proves what we have suspected all along. Manmohan has no friends in congress.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-61/2
May 27, 2015
02:18 PM


> "Singh said that institutions of democracy are under threat and the entire edifice of the welfare state is now being dismantled in the guise of promoting faster economic growth."

Good point. Excellent speech.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-60/1
May 27, 2015
01:57 PM

Never Used Office to Enrich Myself, Family or Friends, Only Used It to Enrich My Masters :  Manmohan
 

mohan, Adipur
D-59/45
May 27, 2015
01:52 PM

Anwaar ... Bonita our resident legal expert might have an opinion .... I have to assume with existing laws one has options of at least civil case. I say civil because chances of these moving faster are higher than "criminal" cases which move slow. Though one issue I know for civil cases, one has to deposit a % of your claim with the court (10-15% as I recall - done to cut down on spurious cases - but I know it puts a dampener - it did for me where my case was not spurious - cheque bounce but I didn't have then money to put with the court and wait for years).

We do have a problem - our justice machinery is just too slow and more painful for the person seeking justice (than say the one accused) to be much of a solution for now.

Arun Maheshwari
Bangalore, India
D-58/31
May 27, 2015
01:48 PM

Kejriwal knows that he needs a much stronger reason than 'Janlokpal' issue that bailed him out of the responsibility of governing Delhi in his earlier avatar. The master anarchist is planning something very big this time and feels the continuing stalemate with LG is going to provide him with the time needed to execute it.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-57/44
May 27, 2015
01:22 PM


Arun,

>> "Sue 'em for all they are worth."

Substantial new legislation is needed to combat housing discrimination.

The Fair Housing Act pssed by the U.S. Congress introduced meaningful federal enforcement mechanisms. It outlawed:
•Refusal to sell or rent a dwelling to any person because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
•Discrimination based on race, color, religion or national origin in the terms, conditions or privilege of the sale or rental of a dwelling.
•Advertising the sale or rental of a dwelling indicating preference of discrimination based on race, color, religion or national origin.
•Coercing, threatening, intimidating, or interfering with a person's enjoyment or exercise of housing rights based on discriminatory reasons or retaliating against a person or organization that aids or encourages the exercise or enjoyment of fair housing rights.

No political party in India would sponsor such a bill in the foreseeable future. The National Commission for Minorities can proceed since its mandate requires it "to look into specific complaints regarding deprivation of rights and safeguards of the Minorities and take up such matters with the appropriate authorities", but I do not think it can achieve much.
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-56/30
May 27, 2015
01:20 PM

#29 Bonita

Am I right in summing up :
   1) HC - LG to respect AAP govt IF NO FETTER 
   2) MHA notification - There IS A FETTER

Questions :
   Did MHA notification come before or after HC stricture?
   Does HC agree with MHA notification?
 

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-55/7
May 27, 2015
01:14 PM


Arun,

>> "The better coin you seek lies in . . ."

Parrikar means well, but seems to have a foot-in-mouth problem.






 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-54/2
May 27, 2015
01:06 PM


Dumbing down of education is bound to occur under Modi/Irani tutelage.
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-53/6
May 27, 2015
12:20 PM

Attackers Will Be Paid Back in the Same Coin and Our Army of 1.3 million is not to preach peace - Manohar Parrikar

I like this man. A defence minister acting as a Defence Minister should.

mohan, Adipur
D-52/9
May 27, 2015
12:11 PM

OUTLOOKINDIA : Manmohan Singh Warned of 'Harm' if I Didn't Cooperate in 2G Case: Former TRAI Chief
New Delhi | May 26, 2015

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The Complete Story of Indian Reforms: 2G, Power and Private Enterprise - A Practitioner’s Diary”. This is the book by Pradip Baijal ,a former union Secretary with explosive details . His role in 2-G scam and disinvestment of govt properties, is under CBI’s scanner. He claims to have been allegedly threatened by Dr Manmohan Singh and the CBI for implicating Arun Shourie and Ratan Tata, failing which he would be in trouble. Baijal is soft-spoken ex-bureaucrat who enjoyed huge clout during UPA regime with plum postings -both in service and thereafter. His words may not be taken at face value. It could be an after-thought. But, his claims of having received threats must be probed. A Lie detector test, must be carried out after court's permission.


A K Saxena (A retd civil servant)
http://www.aksaxena.co.in

A K SAXENA, DELHI
D-51/29
May 27, 2015
11:56 AM

"LG Cannot Act in His Discretion, Have to Respect People's Mandate"

If the honorable court thinks the action by LG is not constitutional, it should strike it down rather than make a sweeping remark "Respect People's Mandate". - K Suresh (#28)

The sentence quoted above is incomplete and therefore, gives a different meaning. The omitted portion is

provided there is no other constitutional or legal fetter.

Read that again.

PROVIDED THERE IS NO OTHER CONSTITUTIONAL OR LEGAL FETTER.

Therein, lies the rub. The MHA has issued a notification stating the govt's interpretation of Art 239 & 239A regarding the powers of the L-G and the CM and that there is such a fetter. Now unless this is challenged in court and overturned, then it is the law of the land.

As Mohan has pointed out in the link (#27), this issue has not been addressed at all nor could the HC give any ruling since the central government which issued the notification was not a party to the proceedings. Therefore, all those who claim that this statement in a BAIL HEARING amounts to a vindication of Kejriwal's stand are either unaware of what is happening or are being knowingly mendacious.

Given that "eminent constitutional lawyers" are said to have trashed the notification, I cannot understand why they are not being asked to earn their keep by getting the notification quashe in court?

BTW, I've said earlier that only a court could settle the dispute over the interpretation of the constitution and that crying in the media or passing assembly resolutions serves no purpose. That post attracted several 'dislikes'. Since these individuals choose to remain anonymous and not state what it is that they disagree with, I can only surmise that they (or at least  of them) hits the dislike button as a Pavlovian response to seeing my name. Perhaps they believe in the ditty

I do not like thee Doctor Fell
The reason why, I cannot tell
But this I know and know full well
I do not like thee Doctor Fell.

Disagreement without abuse is always welcome, but 'dislike' means nothing.

Bonita
Chennai, India
D-50/2
May 27, 2015
11:53 AM

>>  'Euphoria Phase' Over

Not yet. One year of Euphoria over BJP's majority and the second year savouring Congress' 44.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-49/8
May 27, 2015
11:53 AM

"Baijal, who was appointed head of the telecom watchdog by the NDA government in 2003 .."           It explains why he is coming out against Congress government. Whatever be the accusation, end result is that UPA government's record in telecommunication was an outstanding success unlike any other government program in past. 

Rajesh, Phoenix
D-48/43
May 27, 2015
11:53 AM

"When she approached the representative of the builder, she was told that it was “a policy” of the company not to have Muslim tenants. She was then served an ultimatum to vacate the house. "

Sue 'em for all they are worth. The US experience has been that civil suits for lots of money tends to change corporate behaviors (if not prejudices) very fast.

Hopefully, she emails or written communication and in these days of smartphones - call recording.

Arun Maheshwari
Bangalore, India
D-47/1
May 27, 2015
11:41 AM

PC should go back to where he came from and keep busy babysitting his son to become a politician.

It is spineless people in power like him who gave a free reign to Pak to go overboard with terrorism in India and the wimps in Congress showed both cheeks and their butts for all the free kicking Pak wanted to deliver.

Non Fanatic, London
D-46/42
May 27, 2015
11:28 AM


No flat for her in Mumbai because she is Muslim

Growing up in Gujarat post-2002 riots exposed her to religious prejudice and forced ghettoisation.

Growing up in Gujarat post-2002 riots exposed her to religious prejudice and forced ghettoisation. So when Misbah Quadri moved to Mumbai, she hoped the city, known for its cosmopolitan culture, would treat her better.

However, the 25-year-old communications professional is today knocking on the doors of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) after she was denied a flat in the city just because she is a Muslim. After a hard search, Ms. Quadri found a tidy 3-BHK apartment at Sanghvi Heights in Wadala. Her new flatmates — two working women, in their early twenties and Hindu — found her on Facebook.

However, a day before Ms. Quadri was to shift, the apartment’s broker warned that the housing society did not accept Muslim tenants. Even if something worked out, the broker told her, she would have to sign a “no-objection certificate” declaring that if she faced any harassment from her neighbours because of her religion, the builder, the owner and the broker “would not be legally responsible.” She was also asked to submit her resume. Though she disagreed with the terms, she moved in because the notice period at her previous flat expired and her flatmates supported her and she hoped for a compromise later.

But within a week, the agent contacted her again. “He threatened to call the cops and throw me out of the flat. It got very ugly.” When she approached the representative of the builder, she was told that it was “a policy” of the company not to have Muslim tenants. She was then served an ultimatum to vacate the house. Ultimately, she was forced to leave the flat. Incidentally, the other women had to pay a price for sheltering a Muslim; they have vacated the house unwillingly.

www.thehindu.com/news/national/no-flat-for-her-in-mumbai-because-she-is-muslim/article7248607.ece

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-45/5
May 27, 2015
11:27 AM

First time I am seeing a minister with balls. Well spoken and the only question is why is he not coming out in support of covert methods?  

When US does it, Israel does it, what is wrong covertly taking out terrorists who harm India and roam freely in Pak, and are ready to butcher and kill again with active support from that country and its ISI?

If anything, Parrikar should embrace covert action and demand and deliver on it.  Nothing shakes a cowardly terrorist's will to kill women and children, than when knowing the same death is waiting for him when he least expects it.

Non Fanatic, London
D-44/4
May 27, 2015
10:37 AM

"Same coin as the terrorists? Don't we have better coins?"

We have. But if we use it, sickos will be defending terrorists.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-43/28
May 27, 2015
10:35 AM

>> "LG Cannot Act in His Discretion, Have to Respect People's Mandate"

If the honorable court thinks the action by LG is not constitutional, it should strike it down rather than make a sweeping remark "Respect People's Mandate".

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-42/4
May 27, 2015
10:26 AM

>> "Pakistan is a "haven" for several Islamist terror groups"

thanks to generous US help.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-41/3
May 27, 2015
09:53 AM

The 'Ulakam Chuttrum Valiban' has become 'Uthama Villian'
to his own party men with in a year!!!!
 

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
PATTAMBI, India
D-40/116
May 27, 2015
09:30 AM

The sky is falling!! Run! Minorities are being hunted down! Run! Voters are disappointed. Ra-2 is throwing a stellar performance! So many in the media demonized Modi and said he would never be PM. Now the focus is on brining him down. The hatchet jobs continue.

guestfromindia
Trishanku Nagar, Others
D-39/3
May 27, 2015
09:23 AM

Anwaar ... :Same coin as the terrorists? Don't we have better coins?"

The better coin you seek lies in "My instructions are clear. Don't lose your personnel. Be careful about human rights, be careful about collateral damage because at times you are operating in a densely populated area. And though you may know that populated areas are also harbouring terrorists, civilians should not be harmed," he said."

Of course, it is another matter that this slope is slippery. As the US has often found out ... sometimes by mistake and sometimes by design of a soldier or group of soldiers when their power gets to them. Key is then to strictly deal with it in a just manner to re-emphasize the redlines.

Arun Maheshwari, Bangalore
D-38/27
May 27, 2015
09:05 AM
One of the 100 Lies of Kejriwal: The Truth about the High Court ruling on ACB

t.co/t8LyzsByk6

mohan, Adipur
D-37/13
May 27, 2015
08:44 AM

>>like hearing "Ulfat Sultan" on FM for me is a truly an irritating experience.>>

:) That is the extreme, but does capture the spirit.

guestfromindia
Trishanku Nagar, Others
D-36/115
May 27, 2015
08:40 AM

Arun,

'In fact I will go further, we have started liking the idea of big government because it excuses us from responsibility and accountability as a people - for everything it is the government's problem.'

Bilkul sahi kaha aapne. I hope and wish  this changes. 

mohan
Adipur, India
D-35/26
May 27, 2015
08:35 AM

WIAN

'Would you have given that advice to BJP when it protested a decision by a governor appointed by UPA?'

Yes.

mohan, Adipur
D-34/2
May 27, 2015
08:30 AM

If we have learnt our lessons that 1) Regents have no place in a democracy and 2) Elected is better than unelected smart educated guys, then the price was worth paying to never repeat this again.

The most charitable I can think is that MMS put misplaced feudal sense of loyalty to a family (of course publicly presented as for the "good of the nation") above all else and undid a lifetime of achievements. But then no one else to blame but himself - coilation dharma cannot be an excuse,

Arun Maheshwari, Bangalore
D-33/3
May 27, 2015
08:19 AM

Wow!! And this is supposed to be news. I hope they didn't spend millions on this reasearch. A 2 year old India would have told them this just in case they didn't really know.

Arun Maheshwari, Bangalore
D-32/26
May 27, 2015
08:10 AM

In India Muslims are generally illegitimate residents. Invaders cannnot be awarded citizenships. These Mongolian Khans, Ujbeki Bukharis, Yemeni and Turkic Hyderabadis, Iranian Agra muslims, Iranians Shah Gilanis, Syrian Kasims, Arab Sheikhs, Afghani Kolkatta, Gujrati-muslims should be expelled from India.

In India Hindus and Muslims are not only two completely different nations, but two enemy nations, one invader nation who has committed genocide, another enslaved nation. Each place which is densely populated by Muslims in India is soaked with Hindus blood. And each place which is more or less free from Muslims in India is soaked with Muslims blood after being defended by great Hindu defenders from Muslim invaders. Considering the brutal history of these two nations, real peace can only be achieved when first Indian jehadis' sympathizer Hindus and then Indian jehadis are sent to Pakistan which they have carved out by their own votes and war cries, otherwise the whole India is just a ticking bomb. Look at one example: In 1709 Banda Singh captured the Mughal city of Samana with the help of Sikh army, some revolting oppressed Hindus and common folk, killing about 10,000 Mohammedans. Samana which was famous for minting coins, with this treasury the Sikhs became financially stable. The Sikhs soon took over Mustafabad and Sadhora (near Jagadhri). The Sikhs than captured the Cis-Sutlej areas of Punjab including Ghurham, Kapori, Banoor, Malerkotla, and Nahan. The Sikhs captured Sirhind in 1710 and killed the Governor of Sirhind, Wazir Khan who was responsible for the martyrdom of the two youngest sons of Guru Gobind Singh at Sirhind. Becoming the ruler of Sirhind Banda Singh gave order to give ownership of the land to the farmers and let them live in dignity and self-respect. Petty officials were also satisfied of with the change. Dindar Khan, an official of the nearby village, took Amrit and became Dinder Singh and the newspaper writer of Sirhind, Mir Nasir-ud-din, became Mir Nasir Singh. On December 7, 1715 Banda Singh Bahadur was captured from the Gurdas Nangal fort and put in an iron cage and the remaining Sikhs were captured, chained. The Sikhs were bought to Delhi in a procession with the 780 Sikh prisoners, 2,000 Sikh heads hung on spears, and 700 cartloads of heads of slaughtered Sikhs used to terrorize the population. They were put in the Delhi fort and pressured to give up their faith and become Muslims. On their firm refusal all of them were ordered to be executed. Every day, 100 Sikhs were brought out of the fort and murdered in public daily, which went on approximately seven days. The Mughals could hardly contain themselves of joy while the Sikhs showed no sign of dejection or humiliation, instead they sang their sacred hymns; none feared death or gave up their faith. After 3 months of confinement On June 9, 1716, Banda Singh’s eyes were gouged, his limbs were severed, his skin removed, and then he was killed.

PM Modi has mentioned 1200 years of slavery in his maiden speech in parliament, where are the children of those who enslaved us for 1200 years? Have they gone back to Bukhara, Uzbekistan, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Turkey and Iran? These jehadis could not Indianize their language, their script, their dress, their food, their appearance, their mostly uncivilized to barbaric way of life, in the last 1200 years; suddenly they, the children of invaders and proven anti-nationals, became loyal to India? What is their Indian except their voter-cards and passports? What separatism Kashmiri, Hyderabadi, Sindhi, Punjabi and Bengali Muslims have demanded in the past, the same separatism will be demanded if asked, by all mini-Pakistns mushroomed over every city, town and village of India. The TV / news-magazines discussions of fictional social fabric does not exist beyond their TV studios / news-magazines; and TV anchors / news-magazines writers can never discuss this factual but political incorrect situation and not be sacked. 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. There are only two types of people in India: nationalists and anti-nationalists.

AgainstIntellectualLiars, Somewhere
D-31/2
May 27, 2015
07:37 AM

Author states ... "...  BJP cerebs, tarnished even those intellectuals, academicians, culturati, literati, Marxists, feminists, socialists, journalists, who genuinely subscribed to the diverse, multi-cultural, secular ethos, with the same brush."

They set themselves up because they never fought for the idea of real secularism - "separation of church and state". They also fell into the trap of a special kind of Indian secularism because we were somehow special two legged beasts. It is also a liberalism born of guilt - so to cover for this guilt one swings the pendulum to give more rights with no expectations of responsibility and accountability in return.

Doesn't work. For me the communals and pseudo-seculars are  two sides of the same coin.

Arun Maheshwari
Bangalore, India
D-30/25
May 27, 2015
07:32 AM

WIAN (#22),

Doesn't mean that the LG should have primacy over the elected government

Amend the Constitution.

Bonita
Chennai, India
D-29/2
May 27, 2015
07:26 AM

Did he inadvertently acknowledge that his ministry or central government were interfering and the courts had to bring them back in line.

Arun Maheshwari, Bangalore
D-28/114
May 27, 2015
06:40 AM

Mohan .... agree ... that is why for me the promise of "minimum government ....." is the most important deliverable.

Unfortunately, I am not very hopeful because it is not just that a government, i.e., the governing class, has of course vested interest in maximum government and power BUT "we the people" mostly want government to be a solution to all our ills and want them in practically every aspect of our lives.

Whereas in the US because of the history of the people who came to populate US, escaping tyrannies, also wanted the idea of "small government" and "more liberty and power to the people". Our history bought us to the idea of "government as a source of good and all solutions to our problems".

In fact I will go further, we have started liking the idea of big government because it excuses us from responsibility and accountability as a people - for everything it is the government's problem.

Arun Maheshwari
Bangalore, India
D-27/24
May 27, 2015
05:29 AM

>> but the constitution has given the power to LG and elected government has to follow that till the law changes, if it ever changes.

Would you have given that advice to BJP when it protested a decision by a governor appointed by UPA?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-26/4
May 27, 2015
05:28 AM

Muslims killing Muslims, the world watches in silence.  There are some matches when people wish/hope both sides would lose. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-25/13
May 27, 2015
05:25 AM

>> In what way then are you better than that hate crazed moron from San Francisco or that ill-bred idiot who insists on calling me "Miyan"?

If you don't like being called a miyan or a pig or a paki, stop acting like one.

Else, continue your randi rona.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-24/2
May 27, 2015
05:13 AM

In some not so distant future if ISIS eyes Pakistan, I would not be surprised.  If and when that happens, political leaders will be amazed at the speed ISIS will succeed because many Pakistani soilders instead of fighting against ISIS, will join ISIS. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-23/1
May 27, 2015
05:08 AM

How many books they will brand as false, baseless and imaginary?  Persons who were very close to MMS has leveled very damaging charges against Mr. Integrity. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-22/1
May 27, 2015
04:07 AM

THis from a party whose leader does not know what to talk and how to talk. Congress looted the country for thee last ten years, and they have the audacity to criticise  BJP about vision. 

george, london
D-21/25
May 27, 2015
04:04 AM

Muslims are not trusted, and the occasional terror acts do not help. This is not happening in India only, it is happenning in the west as well. It is not without reason BJP came to power.

george, london
D-20/24
May 27, 2015
04:02 AM

Pakistan and Bnaglacdesh has reduced their minority level to a single digit, and the persecution still persists. At least in India, muslims are not migrating to Pakistan , and their number is always increasing, thanks to their higher birth rate. When Muslims are majority, they reduce the minority population as they did in kashmir. At least in India , Hindus did not do that.

george, london
D-19/23
May 27, 2015
03:59 AM

It is the muslims who said they cannot live with the Hindus and they need separate country. They should have thought it then. 

george, london
D-18/1
May 27, 2015
03:56 AM

This is nothing new, everybody knows that except some congis and commies. They will stopp to anty level to enetrtain their vote banks.

george, london
D-17/1
May 27, 2015
03:54 AM

Indian opposition politicians oppose just for the sake of opposing without understanding why they are doing so. Mr. Ahmed is also doing the same. He is wrong if he thinks Mr.Pappu will take the chair of the PM any time soon. His party looted the country for many many years. People understand he and his colleagues are disappointed that looting has been reduced to a large extent.

george, london
D-16/12
May 27, 2015
02:48 AM


DLN,

>>>> "My "hatred" is for mixing of any religion with government or politics"

>> "That automatically makes you a heretic."

Should our politics be based on medieval or ancient practices? I believe all the views I have expressed here are fully consistent with the views of secular and liberal Hindus. But you are constrained to see me as a "Muslim", nothing else! In what way then are you better than that hate crazed moron from San Francisco or that ill-bred idiot who insists on calling me "Miyan"?

Anwaar, Dallas
D-15/23
May 27, 2015
02:45 AM

WIAN,

'Doesn't mean that the LG should have primacy over the elected government''

He shouldn't, only the people who are elected should have the power, but the constitution  has given the power to LG and elected government has to follow that till the law changes, if it ever changes. 

mohan, Adipur
D-14/3
May 27, 2015
02:33 AM


Atul,

>> "China has already escalated the issue. . . . However, they too cannot afford to raise the pressure beyond a point..."

It is a slow dance. Each step must be exquisitely measured; neither too slow nor too fast.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-13/6
May 27, 2015
02:24 AM


Arun,

>> " actually China doesn't want a resolution to the border dispute."

I think so too. And we should play the same game.
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-12/2
May 27, 2015
02:19 AM


Same coin as the terrorists? Don't we have better coins?
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-11/1
May 27, 2015
02:12 AM


Seems the words of the Delhi High Court have knocked some sense into the heads of central ministers!
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-10/1
May 27, 2015
02:07 AM


An incisive report on India's Looney Brigade!

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-9/22
May 27, 2015
02:06 AM

Yes, the powers of governors in UTs are different. However, Delhi has an elected assembly. An LG needs to recognize and respect that. When Kamla Beniwal or Pratibha Patil (as Rajasthan governor) returned bills to assemblies in states ruled by BJP, they were acting within the ambit of their powers. Were they justified in that though?

Bonita

>> I'm not a resident of Delhi, but IMO Delhiites are a pampered lot and f they were granted full statehood they would have to raise the money for all their needs themselves instead of thriving on Central Govt handouts and would soon be crying.

Quite irrelevant to the discussion. I agree with you on Delhi residents being pampered (and I am from Delhi, and most of my family still lives there). Have been fortunate to live in some other parts of India, and Delhi certainly gains from being the capital. Don't know how they'll react to full statehood, but if the funds reduce, I'm sure many folks will complain. Again, not relevant to the discussion according to me.

Delhi will have a unique position as long as it's the capital. There is no way around it. Doesn't mean that the LG should have primacy over the elected government.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-8/1
May 27, 2015
02:02 AM


An inane rant from two Moditards!

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-7/1
May 27, 2015
01:39 AM

Religious division is the cornerstone for religious parties who divide people along religion.

misogynist, chennai
D-6/1
May 27, 2015
01:39 AM

A aggressive / pro active / non diplomatic minister maybe bad news for peace.

misogynist, chennai
D-5/2
May 27, 2015
01:34 AM

Half of these women derive their 'power' from their relationship to their husbands.

Sometimes misusing their position for this.

misogynist, chennai
D-4/1
May 27, 2015
01:33 AM

Half of these women derive their 'power' from their relationship to their husbands.

Sometimes misusing their position for this.

misogynist, chennai
D-3/6
May 27, 2015
12:48 AM

Parrikar will probably be parroting the same argument upto, and including, at the time of elections in 2019

misogynist, chennai
D-2/7
May 27, 2015
12:47 AM

A very serious charge, and this follows a pattern.

Curiously, the suit-boot sarkar does not seem to have any evidence for Maun maun Singhs wrong doing!

misogynist, chennai
D-1/113
May 27, 2015
12:14 AM


After a Year of Outsize Expectations, Narendra Modi Adjusts His Plan for India. - NYTimes

Standing before India on the first anniversary of his swearing-in, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gave a speech that was notable for the subjects it avoided: Large-scale job creation. Manufacturing. Urbanization.

www.nytimes.com/2015/05/26/world/asia/after-a-year-of-outsize-expectations-modi-adjusts-his-political-course-for-india.html
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States