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D-74/1
May 03, 2015
09:04 PM

Girls family need not have settled for this.

A girls life is far more valuable in propaganda terms.

misogynist, chennai
D-73/1
May 03, 2015
08:52 PM

Male:1

Female: 0

misogynist, chennai
D-72/1
May 03, 2015
08:52 PM

Male:2

Female:0

misogynist, chennai
D-71/2
May 03, 2015
08:16 PM

Thank your stars Dr Ashwin Rammohan that you did not decide to become a writer but pursued something which could actually earn you something. We can only hope that your satire (?) skills are not a reflection of your overall capabilities and that you are actually a decent Surgeon

ankush poddar
Kolkata, India
D-70/4
May 03, 2015
07:59 PM

You ahve tried to use words "tolerence" and "secular". How about trying to use the words "indeference"or "indeferent"? First, the problem with using the word "tolerence" is that the Hindus have becom more powerful or stronger than Muslims only after independence. Before that there were Muslim rulers, and so the Muslims were stronger than the Hindus. The questin is, how can weaker Hindus be tolerent of stronger Muslims? Who can tolerate whom? To say that the weaker tolerates the stronger is oxymoron. Can you say a chaparasi tolerates his boss? No! Well, the Muslims were the bosses for centuries. How could have the Hindus tolerated their bosses, the Muslims? 

The high-caste Hindus, at least in some parts of India, were so intolerant, they didn't even allow a dalit to walk in the main street of the town or village! If the former had to go to the street to clean it, then he was required to tie a broom behind his back, so that, as he walked in the street, his footprints behind him were erased by the broom! The high-caste Hindus didn't tolerate even the footprints of a fellow Hindu dalit! If a dalit's shadow fell on food, that food was thrown away! So how could have the same people tolerated the Muslims slaughtering cows and eating beef? Of course there was no question of weaker Hindus tolerating stronger Muslims, it was a matter of INDEFERENCE! The Hindus were just INDEFERENT to the Muslims and to what they did! The word "secular" is totally irrelevant in this context.

Rohit Desai
Mount Propsect, United States
D-69/10
May 03, 2015
07:13 PM

I can understand your frustration, outlook and sengupta. It is really tough to find holes in a good deed that is appreciated by people who are getting helped. You need to really try Harder.

Maha
NJ, United States
D-68/1
May 03, 2015
06:57 PM

Prestitutes are giving it a spin.
You morons, YOU are being called here.

Santosh Gairola, Hsinchu
D-67/2
May 03, 2015
06:15 PM

India has to put more sensors, employ more people , maintain tracks better and keep upgrading railways to prevent too many accidents. It is easy. Create FISCAL DEFICITS and spend!   For skeptics, here is proof.

CREATED FISCAL DEFICITS ARE FREE LUNCH!

https://mobile.twitter.com/StephanieKelton/status/389441574993526784/photo/1

For low trade CREATED MONEY becomes PEOPLE WEALTH. See the symmetry.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
D-66/3
May 03, 2015
06:02 PM

"Secular is a complicated word and I do not know if I can use it in this instance."

"Secular" means up with the  times like "Dharma". Dharma is contemporary. India is NOT in 

2000 BC and is not history centered. Secular is NOT a complicated word. In Sanskrit it says Dhrma changes with KALA, DESHA, and VARTHAMANA.

Does the evidence suggest 'that we are not communities whose history is one of constant war interrupted by episodes of peace ?' You decide for yourself after watching this.

Enclosed for your reference see how Islam destroyed Europe and India over 1400 years of continuous jihad from 600 AD onwards.

********Why we are afraid 1400 years of jihad . Bill Warner. Utube.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai
Long Beach, United States
D-65/9
May 03, 2015
05:56 PM

This is what these a*holes are doing there:
http://www.nepalreports.com/news/8132

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
D-64/1
May 03, 2015
05:36 PM

Waving Pakistan flag not illegal!

If it is not, IT SHOULD BE.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
D-63/8
May 03, 2015
05:26 PM

If the fertility herb works at all, it will support more males because the male bearing sperms are more fragile than the female bearing sperm. Females are biologically more robust.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
D-62/16
May 03, 2015
04:45 PM

Those 160 Coal Mines given free to Congress Minsters' relatuves,Jinadals ,Birlas etc -ALL WERE POOR -GARIB  INDIANS OR CAPITA;ISTS ?? 

Why Opposition is putting Pressure on Jailetly to dilute the Black Money Act and remove 10 year Jail clause ?

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-61/12
May 03, 2015
04:29 PM

CM Naim sahib

Can you give detailed commendatory of the subject ? The usage of Arabic words by Mr SHAJAHAN MADAMPAT makes it difficult for an non Urdu speaking and non Muslim person.

Ideas of Sh Madampat are valid but need deep analysis.

The Article raises more questions than gives answers.

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-60/10
May 03, 2015
04:28 PM

Ganwaar,

[[Religion and culture oriented parties such as MIM, BJP, Shiv Sena and the Hindu Mahasabha exist with the sole aim of finding hurts and blowing up of indignations. They thrive best when things are stirred up.]]

Guess what? None of the other organizations are citing scriptural sanctity to stir up violence unlike your MIM brethren who say the Quran prohibits images of the prophet being circulated and therefore are ready to riot in this case.

Ganwaar, Ganwaarpur
D-59/18
May 03, 2015
04:10 PM

"Putting pressure via FCRA regulations, veiled threats to groups doing stellar work, it’s all extremely unhealthy.” - Mallika Sarabhai.

Exactly!
ANWAAR

Embezzlement of the Aid Funds meant for the 2002 Riot Victims is a great Stellar work.
Masha Allah !!

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-58/17
May 03, 2015
04:02 PM

Does RSS file its annual returns every year ?

Does RSS get foreign donations?

WHATS INANAME

How  Khur will  know  ? .

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-57/1
May 03, 2015
03:53 PM

Yesterday my supplier of Mnagoes who has Farms in Konkan- Alibaugh Belt says need not feel dejected as huge crop of Mangoes is still intact .And we will get abundant supplies of Alphonso ,Perry and Raj Puri Mangoes till Mid June .

I saw yesterday couple of trucks unloading raw Mangoes in his Yard and being packed for sale.

No harm to believe the good news.

HINDUTANION KO RONE DHONE KI BHAUT ADAT HEIN -SPECIALLY CONGI- SIKU=Jihadi BRIGADE.
aSEY HI rOTEY DHOTEY KHATM HO JAINEY GE.

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-56/86
May 03, 2015
03:34 PM
sara
barcelona, Spain
D-55/5
May 03, 2015
03:33 PM

That does not mean that Modis rich Hindu friends are NOT minting tons of money from secret business we will probably never even hear off

MISOGYNIST

Nothing escapes your vigilant eyes .Keep on 24/7/365 personal watch .

And Report Back .

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-54/1
May 03, 2015
03:29 PM

Parchanda the powerful Communist Leader of Nepal is objecting tp the presence of the Indian Soldiers .

If Nepal Govt so wish India can take out its Teams .Let Parchanda manage the show with his Chinese Masters .

But why now ? Why Parchanda did not at the object at th every first instant first instant ?

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-53/4
May 03, 2015
03:28 PM

3 D Correction

That does not mean that Modis rich Hindu friends are NOT minting tons of money from secret business we will probably never even hear off
 

misogynist
chennai, India
D-52/3
May 03, 2015
03:24 PM

2 D Ghai

Thanks to the CAG ( btw not Rahul-female-on-top-'Gandhi' or his mother ), Modi has been forced to make it APPEAR as though his rich hindu friends cannot benefit from coal ( who believes these clowns anyway? )

That does not mean that Modis rich Hindu friends are minting tons of money from secret business we will probably never even hear off

misogynist
chennai, India
D-51/9
May 03, 2015
03:23 PM

rnab Goswami: I look forward to them. Mr Vinod Rai, a couple of weeks ago you were quoted as having said, 'Politicians came to my home, and told me not to name some people and to protect some others in connection with the commonwealth games and the coal allocation reports'. That is my first question to you Mr Vinod Rai: Who are these politicians?

Vinod Rai: See, to a certain extent, I have not been very accurately quoted in that particular news item. What I have mentioned, and what I had mentioned has been written in the book, is that during the course of meetings in the in the PAC or the sidelines of the JPC, etc large number of people told me that, look, we need to keep this out and we need to keep that out. And I mentioned in the book that after the PAC meeting on the 2G, Congress MPs did tell me to keep the Prime Minister out of this. Now, my logic then was that there were...

Arnab Goswami: Which Congress MPs?

Vinod Rai: Aaah.. There were 3-4 Congress MPs, they aren't Congress MPs anymore. So it’s very easy to find out who are they...

Arnab Goswami: It is very difficult to find out because most of the Congress MPs did not get re-elected,

Vinod Rai: I can't recall the names just now, but the Congress MPs who were present in those meetings were Mr Sanjay Nirupam, Mr Ashwini Kumar, Mr Sandeep Dikshit. Now which of them were at the lunch telling me to do that I really can't tell you

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-50/2
May 03, 2015
03:18 PM

Does Outlook want old mines allotment list be restored ? Outlook is not happpy that country got Rs 2 lac crores of its looted mineral wealth ? 

Seems Congress has purchased Outlook .

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-49/2
May 03, 2015
03:11 PM

Only in the bedroom, not outside.

Ramesh Ramachandra, Bangalore
D-48/7
May 03, 2015
03:10 PM

Feminists will see this as an insult to them, that male children are being promoted.

Their friends in the media will therefore thrash Ramdev, using some convenient pretext.

misogynist, chennai
D-47/1
May 03, 2015
03:07 PM

Modis rich hindu friends must be laughing, reading this article by a Brit

misogynist
chennai, India
D-46/6
May 03, 2015
03:07 PM

This is the same guru who claimed that cancer can be cured by yoga, and that he has developed a herbal condom that cures AIDS.

Instead of all this hullabaloo, why don't Ramdev's critics pu the matter to rest by recruiting a group of 100 women volunteers who have fertility problems and treat them with this jadi-buti potion and see if they conceive at all, whether putra or putri?

Ramesh Ramachandra, Bangalore
D-45/1
May 03, 2015
03:06 PM

Indian judiciary is a FARCE

misogynist, chennai
D-44/2
May 03, 2015
03:04 PM

The author has got it all wrong.

Firstly, there is no 'reservations' in Indian movies unlike politics, and actors are ultimately responsible only to the box office, unlike present day politicians who are only accountable to their boss.

Secondly, there are a whole lot more hindu actors than muslims, who are successful in films. Who can forget Amithab or his son?

Thirdly, while the muslim actors can be held politically as 'proof' of Indias secularism, the vast majority of muslims are below the social strata of dalits in the hindu country.

misogynist
chennai, India
D-43/8
May 03, 2015
02:54 PM

oops

*bear

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
D-42/7
May 03, 2015
02:54 PM

Angry Nepalese trend #GoHomeIndianMedia to protest against insensitive coverage of earthquake

www.opindia.com/2015/05/angry-nepalese-trend-gobackindianmedia-to-protest-insensitive-coverage-of-earthquake/

This tweet by a Nepali takes the cake

I feel for Indians. We couldn't bear Indian media for 6 days and Indians have to deal with them everyday.
#GoHomeIndianMedia

Mohan
Adpur, India
D-41/6
May 03, 2015
02:48 PM

Nepal being a hindu neighbour, will find wholehearted ( but secretive ) support form the GoI headed by a hindu fanatic.

misogynist
chennai, India
D-40/10
May 03, 2015
02:47 PM

Donkey should understand that he does not have the basic credibility to talk about corruption.

No ass*** in India takes his, or his mothers, word seriously.

misogynist, chennai
D-39/9
May 03, 2015
02:47 PM

BAN RELIGION!
CELEBRATE LIFE!

( Before more male blood is shed )

misogynist, chennai
D-38/1
May 03, 2015
02:44 PM

Why is RSS funding NOT under the scanner?

misogynist, chennai
D-37/1
May 03, 2015
02:44 PM

A RACIST attack, being propagated by the antimale media as a misogynist attack.

misogynist, chennai
D-36/1
May 03, 2015
02:43 PM

Will Modi resign?

misogynist, chennai
D-35/1
May 03, 2015
02:42 PM

'Marital Rape' is another feminist LIE ( alongwith other lies like rape, female feticide, etc. ), propagated by the antimale media and supported by males ( unaware of the gender war ).

This will only widen misunderstanding among males and females ( inside and outside of family relationhips ), and cause further damage to male lives by concocted female LIES.

misogynist, chennai
D-34/8
May 03, 2015
02:18 PM

Agree with Arun that Freedom of Speech should be absolute, nothing less will do. 

Mohan, Adpur
D-33/9
May 03, 2015
02:04 PM

What has Rahul to say about this ?

Explosives recovered from Congress leader Afazzuddin Biswas's residence in West Bengal 

Mohan, Adpur
D-32/5
May 03, 2015
01:27 PM

Whatever India might have done or not, but sure enough Prestitutes have brought us nothing but shame, wherever they go.
Now Nepalese are asking them to go back.

Dear Nepalese friends, please understand, it is just few days for you; we have to bare these morons everyday.
And unfortunately Narendra Modi cannot bring them back.

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
D-31/16
May 03, 2015
01:15 PM
Deepak
Delhi, India
D-30/1
May 03, 2015
12:14 PM

> " The evidence suggests that we are not communities whose history is one of constant war interrupted by episodes of peace. It is the other way around, and even there the word war is inappropriate because such violence tends to be contained within certain geographical pockets."

This is essentially true but unfortunately it does not fit the RSS narrative.

 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-29/15
May 03, 2015
12:05 PM


> "Putting pressure via FCRA regulations, veiled threats to groups doing stellar work, it’s all extremely unhealthy.” - Mallika Sarabhai.

Exactly!


 


 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-28/11
May 03, 2015
12:04 PM


>  "What has been most disappointing, even disgusting, is how some of the electronic media is acting as a propaganda tool for the regime."


It is sad, but the media have been indiscriminately regurgitating government bulletins without any critical examination or independent investigation. Laziness or complicity?
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-27/1
May 03, 2015
11:57 AM
The lame, cripple loser trying to help the blind loser to cross the road....  

Talk about a pair of runovers and road-kills.

Non Fanatic, London
D-26/14
May 03, 2015
10:11 AM

"You have only confirmed what I said about  the FCRA  regulations"

Do you understand English? You said that FRCA does not apply to donors like Ford Foundation. I qouted the FRCA to prove that the FF is not exempt.

"Does RSS file its annual returns every year ?"

It does not have to. It does not receive funds from abroad. Even Sabrang could not find any evidence to that effect.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-25/13
May 03, 2015
09:38 AM

>> Does RSS file its annual returns every year ?

Does RSS get foreign donations?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-24/12
May 03, 2015
08:33 AM

11/D -2 Why does an ignoramus insist on exposing himself . You shouldn't waste your time and space in the magazine, with your SPIEL .You have only confirmed what I said about  the FCRA  regulations .

Imagine if we had a ' babu 's in your ' avatar ', things could get worse because 'bhakt' s like you would be attempting to run the country into 'CHAOS '.

The order issued to NGO's India says some of them had not filed their annual returns  www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/home-ministry-cancels-registration-of-9-000-defaulting-ngos/article1-1341658.aspx

Does RSS file its annual returns every year ?

Deepak
Delhi, India
D-23/8
May 03, 2015
06:47 AM

This guy is peddling the age old congressi formula - keep the people poor, uneducated and rural - so that he can throw crumbs at them just before elections and buy their votes with false promises of "garibi hatao" or some other commy scheme. It worked for 60+ years for his family - why not milk it a little longer or until it stops working.

Ravi Jain, Hyderabad
D-22/25
May 03, 2015
05:19 AM

Having watched the entire interview, I can now add the following thoughts:

Shri Shourie made several thoughtful and valid points but his tone and manner of presentation, I'm sorry to say, was not entirely that of a well-wisher. There was an element of personal unhappiness that came through very clearly which caused him to make uncharitable comments that made Shourie himself look bad.

His suggestions about leaving things to the states and retaining only the right to approve state laws is only partly good because that will result in a very non-uniform set of laws in the country and will cause uneven and slow growth. Still, this may be the workable solution.

Not frightening the opposition - easier said than done - remember the other parties have made non-cooperation with Modi their calling card since 2002!

Getting expert opinion - a good suggestion - alienating Shri Raghuram (for example) and reducing his powers was not a good idea.

Make policy and don't focus on the projects - I think Shri Modi is already doing this. I hardly think he's focused on any single project at all!

Appoint people to important vacant posts - absolutely important.

His Urdu couplets to describe the government - really uncharitable.

Love jihad and ghar wapsi and "anxiety" of the Christian community - Shri Shourie is talking through his hat. He was most uncharitable here. This was the most disappointing part of the interview. India may owe a debt to Shri Rebeiro but that doesn't make every word he utters true. He's clearly made a serious lapse in judgment when he made those statements he did. Everything he said has been refuted very well and he himself admitted that he'd exaggerated.

I think Shri Shourie is clearly unhappy that he's not in the cabinet. He may like Modi but he clearly dislikes Jaitley and Amit Shah. The problem is that Modi owes a debt to Jaitley who was one of the only BJP senior members who supported him through the Gujarat riots and refused to censure him blindly. Shourie can't fight that and get into the cabinet. He has to make up with Jaitley if anything is to happen. He will no doubt be an asset but one of his problems is that he's a little too outspoken. I suspect that this personal characteristic and the state of his relationship with Jaitley are what kept him out of the cabinet. Otherwise there's absolutely no reason for Modi not to induct him. Remember, Shourie had very long ago publicly declared that Modi was PM material.

I still hope though that Modi ignores the uncharitable jabs and takes the good suggestions to heart.

Prashi, Mumbai
D-21/7
May 03, 2015
05:10 AM

I have never seen more superificial moron politician in my life. He makes likes of Sara Palin look intelligent. 

Maha
NJ, United States
D-20/2
May 03, 2015
03:19 AM

There is a typo: He meant to say image non-recognition software, or more precisely, cow-recognition software.

Don't blame him: It is all that lofty software mumbo-jumbo you know...

Non Fanatic, London
D-19/1
May 03, 2015
03:16 AM

Based on the happenings, it is highly probable the cow has all the smarts to do very well and pass the exams.

I am quite sure I cannot say the same for these govt. officials.  But then, isn't that the underlying reason they became the govt.officials, that is not having any brains being the fundamental requirement??

Non Fanatic, London
D-18/11
May 03, 2015
02:54 AM

Every religion has its share of mad people, but in Islam it is disproportionately high. And that is where the problem lies.

george
london, United Kingdom
D-17/38
May 03, 2015
02:36 AM


DLN,

>> "What has remained constant is evasion and ad hominem attacks."

As opposed to your supremacist hate mail!




 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-16/1
May 03, 2015
02:21 AM


Power has gone to their heads!
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-15/2
May 03, 2015
02:15 AM



RSS/VHP will always subject Hinduism to ridicule!
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-14/1
May 03, 2015
02:08 AM


> "Political scientist Ornit Shani maintains that the widespread phenomenon of policemen abdicating their duties on political orders during the communal violence of 2002 was enabled to some extent by a history of extreme politicisation of the police force and its complicity in the bootlegging business."

Who gave these "political orders"? Why are they still going unpunished? Why did the Raghavan SIT fail to do its job?

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-13/6
May 03, 2015
01:58 AM

These days it seems like Rahul has changed his script writer. :P

Happy mothers day 2015

Mothers day messages 2015

Rajat, Delhi
D-12/2
May 03, 2015
01:50 AM

Out look India is very good news site. It has awesome news. Keep it up guys.

Happy mothers day 2015 poems

Mothers day messages 2015

Mothers day

Rajat, Delhi
D-11/2
May 03, 2015
01:45 AM

  D-6/1

 

      The decay of civilization starts when punishment is withheld on entities that deserve it.  

It was no accident. There is no god. The bus company shares the blame. They should have an armed gunman and charge more fare to cover the necessary additional expense. (Or train the driver and conductor to take care this sort of rowdyism never happens)

Parthasarathy Shakkottai
Long Beach, United States
D-10/3
May 03, 2015
01:42 AM

"The film also gave us what was perhaps the first roadie song in Hindi films — "Ek Raasta hai Zindagi"

In 1957, there was a Dev Anand starrer, "Nau Do Gyarah", in which the protagonist drives a jeep while singing the memorable "Hum Hain Rahee Pyar Ke"

In 1962, there was this lilting title song - "Yeh Hariyali Aur Yeh Rasta, In Rahon Par Tera Mera Jeevan bhar ka Wasta"

Then there is the haunting, soulful Mukesh melody, "Chal Akela" in the 1967 film Sambandh.

I am sure that there are several more such roadie songs that preceded the one from Kaala Paththar.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-9/10
May 03, 2015
01:33 AM

It is a saddening phenomenon. But why did it happen? Mentioning Abduh is not enough, for the Ikhwan in Egypt and the Jama'at Islami in South Asia also revered him. What role was played by the Tablighi Jamat. for example, in emphasizing the notion of an unadulterated Islam, or the role the teachers in South Indian madrasa who were trained in north Inian centers such as at Deoband and Lucknow? Hijrat is not a benign concept, for many it comes bonded with the dream of an eventual return and political and religious triumph as was the case with the Prophet of Islam. 

C. M. Naim
Bara Banki, India
D-8/24
May 03, 2015
01:31 AM

"He is a scheming scumbag, just like Subramanyam Swami.  He wants his finger in the pie and for a braminical gang to control the show."

I object.

Subramanyam Swamy is an army of one, not a gang of one. There is no Brahminical gang. Brahmins have zero political power.

There is only a Brahmanical civilization of 1.2 billion Hindus. The reference is to BRAHMAN, the universal life spirit (= ATMAN, according to the Upanishads)

Parthasarathy Shakkottai
Long Beach, United States
D-7/5
May 03, 2015
01:12 AM

Why should Rahul be upset if the bill is pro-builder? His jeejaji (brother-in-law), Shri Robert Vadra jee, is a partner of DLF, a real estate major. It will benefit him and his family, now that they are out of power and are not ikely to regain it in the ofreseeable future

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-6/1
May 03, 2015
01:08 AM

If something happens in Mumbai's B.E.S.T. bus, let us cancel the whole company.  At that rate India will progress all the way to first world. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-5/23
May 03, 2015
01:04 AM

Arunji, I agree except, I did not see anything in Mr. Shourie's criticism where he said Modi promised such and such thing in ten months but failed to deliver.  If modi promised more, he has delivered more in ten months than any other PM of India's 68 years history.  Just look at the prestige India has gotten at international stage.  If opposition had not tied his hands he would have delivered even more. Mr. Modi is in pretty much same boat as Obama.  Do nothing Congress (ah, the name) has tied his hands in every aspect.

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-4/4
May 03, 2015
12:45 AM

Rahul Gandhi's handlers gives him one topic everyday.  Rahul without worrying about appearance of hypocricy, confidently follows up his handlers' advice.  He says Modi is anti-farmers without thinking what Congress had done for farmers for sixty some years?  Why farmers are in such bad shape?  He accuses Modi as pro-corporation, without even thinking about coal-scam.  Didn't they favore corporations at the expense of exchequer?  He is nackedly hypocrite.

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-3/2
May 03, 2015
12:19 AM

Besides the Bimal Roy's classic there were other powerful "Lal" movies from those years before 1970. Two great ones made by Zia Sarhadi: "Hum Log" and "Footpath". Raj Kapoor's "Jagte Raho". A movie on the tea gardens workers, I think it was called Hamrahee and starred Dev Anand and Nalini Jayawant. Then there was Mahboob's "Roti", starring Akhtari Bai and Chandra Mohan (?) that was actually banned by the Raj. And not much appreciated by Free India either when it was relased after 1947. 

C. M. Naim
Bara Banki, India
D-2/11
May 03, 2015
12:17 AM

@ Deepak - "You obviously understand very little about the FCRA regulations"

Do you?

"FCRA regulations apply to to recepient organization - an NGO and not Ford Foundation."

FALSE.

FRCA applies to all individuals and associations, including NGO's, working in India and receiving remittances from abroad. The FF - India receives it funds from overseas and disburses to other NGOs in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. It has an office in India and its address is:

Ford Foundation
55 Lodi Estate
New Delhi 110 003, India

Incidentally, the William J Clinton foundation has filed its declaration regarding the deployment of funds to the MHA even though it is incorporated in the USA.

fcraonline.nic.in/fc3_verify.aspx

"Not flouted by Ford Foundation"

Says who?

"1. (1) This Act may be called the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010.
(2) It extends to the whole of India, and it shall also apply to

(a) citizens of India outside India; and
(b) associate branches or subsidiaries, outside India, of companies or bodies corporate, registered or incorporated in India. "

“association” means an association of individuals, whether incorporated or not, having an office in India and includes a society, whether registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (21 of 1860), or not,  and any other organisation, by whatever name called"

Ford Foundation is having offices in India and is receiving and disbursing a massive amount of funds. It is required to file a declaration about its funding to the MHA under the FRCA.

"The only sacred cow that can flout rules with impunity is the biggest NGO of them all -RSS"

The RSS is the biggest NGO but not the biggest recepient of income from foreign sources. It is financed mainly through domestic sources. The link you give says:

"The RSS has been accused of getting its funds primarily from the United States and the United Kingdom. An analysis of more than 150 documents by two independent civil society groups—Sabrang Communications and South Asia Citizens Web—in 2002 charted out how the RSS is being funded by various corporates in the U.S. through an organisation called India Development and Relief Fund (IDRF)."

The link loses all credibility since it is based on accusations made by Sabrang and SACW, whose leading lights are Teesta Setalvad and her husband, Javed Anand. It is also worth noting that not a single contribution has been made to the RSS. So, the question of the RSS flouting the FCRA does not arise.

Sabrang's "investigation" was published in 2002. What was the UPA doing for the two terms it was in power? Nothing because there is no evidence of RSS receiving any funds from abroad, whatsoever.

Why do ignoramuses insist on exposing themselves to ridicule?

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
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May 03, 2015
12:08 AM

All great movies.  one of them, Namak Haram is a personal favorite.  Bollywood presented in such  thematic packages lifts traditional film journalism a notch higher. This piece by Nirupama Kotru contextualizes the listed movies as a genre with backdrop of struggle between labor and its employer.  I recommend it as a lesson for film journalists in how to inject novelty in droll. Kudos, Nirupama Kotru.

Jim Dolan
New York, United States