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D-129/2
Sep 02, 2014
10:22 PM

I have not seen it but I am told that Vinod Mehta is out on TV criticizing Modi for gifting the Gita!!!

Modi knows the succus like the palm of his own hand and he needles them perfectly. His critics, in contrast, have not understood the man at all.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-128/2
Sep 02, 2014
10:20 PM

"The fact that India supported his action against Pak on talks is a proof enough for Modi to deliver on his promises."

You said Modi had lost the plot within two weeks of taking office. WHat changed?

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-127/1
Sep 02, 2014
10:09 PM

Modi honestly has shown urgency on some issues ,like being more assertive.For sure.

But Modi needs to clarify if he seconds what Avaidiyanath did say in his speech,did not amount to threat and danger to peace.

On Pakistan Modi put the Pakis in there place,by calling off redundant talks.Jai ho.

On China Modi must clarify on the number of incursions by China in the last 100 days and if he goes with the clarifications that its the miconception about border by Chinese forces is the cause of incursions.

Modi has a mandate and the time ,Modi just does not need Avaidiyanath and co to win elections.

The fact that India supported his action against Pak on talks is a proof enough for Modi to deliver on his promises.

harun, chennai
D-126/8
Sep 02, 2014
09:49 PM

Most of India's Sufis are Sunnis. Most of India's Sunnis are Sufis. Anwaar

Most of Pakistan's Muslims too were sufis. Fortunately, they saw the error of their ways and they converted Pakistan into a kaffir-free zone.

Janwaar Bibi, BibiSarai
D-125/5
Sep 02, 2014
09:19 PM

"It has come out that Mamta as Railway Minister forced IRTC to enter into contract with Sharda Group on extremely unfavourable terms to the Railway Organisation ."

Thanks for the info, Ghai.

The lady has reasons to be scared.  Sharda group misdeeds may not amount to much legally but can be a political nightmare.

I hope it happens.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-124/1
Sep 02, 2014
09:06 PM

In 100 days, kejriwal would have resigned two times with days to spare. And Modi???

AAP is right.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-123/4
Sep 02, 2014
09:06 PM

I am posting this news here as there is no chance Outlook News Team will ever publish the Mamta's misdeeds.
corrected

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-122/3
Sep 02, 2014
09:03 PM

Mamta is petrified presently.

CBI under direction of the SC is investigating the Sharda scam in WB.It has come out that Mamta as Railway Minister forced IRTC to enter into contract with Sharda Group on extremely unfavourable terms to the Railway Organisation .

But even BJP can't help her to save her Chair now.

So she is crying that she is being framed by CBI .

I am posting this news here as there is no chance Outlook News Team will neve rpublish the Mamta's misdeeds.

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-121/7
Sep 02, 2014
08:59 PM

Sufi, Sunni, Shia, Jehadi, Mullah....or whatever u can call...are dirty Suckers !

JO MB, Kolkata
D-120/64
Sep 02, 2014
08:58 PM

I found excerpts of Ambedkar's book in Wikipedia:

" In the struggle for political power between the two nations the rule of the game which Mr. Savarkar prescribes is to be one man one vote, be the man Hindu or Muslim. In his scheme a Muslim is to have no advantage which a Hindu does not have. Minority is to be no justification for privilege and majority is to be no ground for penalty. The State will guarantee the Muslims any defined measure of political power in the form of Muslim religion and Muslim culture. But the State will not guarantee secured seats in the Legislature or in the Administration and, if such guarantee is insisted upon by the Muslims, such guaranteed quota is not to exceed their proportion to the general population."

Well, Savarkar was a communal leader and Jinnah was secular .

DC
NEW YORK, United States
D-119/2
Sep 02, 2014
08:58 PM

West Bengal, once the premier state in India has sunk to the bottom, thanks to the Marxists and Mamata.

The only hope for the future of Bengal is the BJP. Let's hope that the BJP gets its act together in Bengal and tap into the groundswell of disappointment and disenchantment with Mamata.

Surely the Bengalis deserve a credible alternative to the TMC and the Marxists.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-118/1
Sep 02, 2014
08:55 PM

The apex court cannot change the law, that is Parliament's prerogative, but, short of that, it is trying to soften the rigours of a punishment that many societies have abolished. The entire doctrine of rarest of the rare has been crafted to reduce the number of convicts who will be hanged. Perhaps the mode by which the penalty is enforced could be changed to lethal injection. 

ashok lal, mumbai
D-117/1
Sep 02, 2014
08:51 PM

"ve my own commitment and my own conviction that if I meet some great person of the world, I will give it(Gita) and that is why I brought it," he said.

So what is Modi going to gift Obama?

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-116/1
Sep 02, 2014
08:49 PM

What a pity ! Rest in peace.

ashok lal, mumbai
D-115/17
Sep 02, 2014
08:47 PM

" He should have give Gita+Quran+Bible+Dhammapada+Granth Sahib+ Das Kapital."

You forgot "Mein Kampf." Saroja is going to insist on it. As an inclusive leader, he should also listen to her.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-114/1
Sep 02, 2014
08:45 PM

"Rahul Gandhi is a member of the Committee on External Affairs"

He is eminently qualified. No other Indian stays out of India as much as Rahul. People say he is dating some Canadian woman(among other women).He must have good experience on external "affairs".

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-113/63
Sep 02, 2014
08:44 PM

Anwaar

I believe you are smart enough to know that your arguments are  weak.

Jinnah's two nation theory took shape long before the Cabinet Mission's discussions of sharing of power. You can read his speeches (even in Wikipedia where from you love to quote) in early 1940s where he had clearly defined the idea of Pakistan as well as why two communities cannot live side by side under one nationhood. His arguments were ridiculously weak, were appreciated by nobody except his communal Muslim followers (including yourself as a Muslim from post partition India). You can read Maulana Azad's opposition to the claim of Pakistan from his speeches why such idea appeared ridiculous to others who were also serving minority interests. It is a lot easy to quote Lapat Rai (and why not Syed Ahmad Khan?) and the Hindu Mahasabha to lessen Jinnah's role and blame on Nehru and Patel and Gandhi for not agreeing to the Cabinet Mission formula.

The truth is Jinnah was always in favor of Pakistan and was agreeable only to any proposal which makes his lands of the pure act almost like a nation state with a token allegiance (with a lot of caveats) to the fedral government of India. Even Pakistani researchers (with liberal credentials) do not agree that Pakistan was only a  tactic for negotiation and not a strategy for Pakistan. (Jinnah knew he had little time left as he was suffering from an incurable disease- so your belief that Jinnah wanted to retire in Bombay after getting his cherished Pakistan is absolutely ridiculous).

When you quote a couple of those speeches to prove Jinnah , the politician's secular credentials in 1947, you forget in 1948 Jinnah was saying: " Islam has taught us this and I think you will agree with me, for whatever you may be and wherever you are, you are a Muslim. You belong to a nation now. You have carved out a territory, a vast territory, it is all yours; it does not belong to a Punjabi or a Sindhi or a Pathan or a Bengali, it is yours". Is it addressed to Muslims or is it addressed to communities belonging to other religions? 

Another pearl of secular wisdom from a speech in 1948 in Eat Pakistan :"What you want is not to talk about Bengalis, Punjabis, Sindhis, Baluchis, Pathans and so on. They are, of course, units; but I ask you, have you forgotten the lesson that was taught to us 1300 years ago? If I may point [it] out, you are all outsiders here. Who were the original inhabitants of Bengal? -- not those who are now living [in it]. So what is the use of saying "We are Bengalis, or Sindhis, or Pathans, or Punjabis"? No, we are Muslims, Islam had taught us this. Here I think you will agree with me that whatever else you may be and whatever you are, you are Muslims. You belong to a nation now."

Who are you folling here?

Although I do not subscribe to staunchly communal ideas expressed by a few individuals in this forum, in my definition you are no less communal than some of these commentators when you overlook, downplay or misrepresent the facts. And as a secular you conveniently prefer to be a Hindu secular, who can trash BJP for communalism but see communalism of Muslim leaders like Jinnah through the lense of establishing minority rights amidst the fantom of fear of the persection of the majority. And you can continue to remain embedded to Jinnah brand of secularism in free India. Through family relations I know closely experiences of Hindus living in the lands of the pure. Unfortunately your co-religionists are rather unkind to minorities. Perhaps the idea of Islam as you would like to explain here is like your idea of Jinnah from Jinnah's speeches i.e. you try really hard to interpret from the maze of sayings/writings the idea of tolerance towards non-adherents, no matter if such ideas appear plainly ridiculous, far-fetched or pre duplicity to others..

DC
NEW YORK, United States
D-112/3
Sep 02, 2014
08:44 PM

The offender, being a juvenile, has been sent to a juvenile home. Fine. What about his accomplices in the crime? What about the Qazi who converted her?

In secular Bihar, they will wait for the media attention to die down and then dismiss the case. 

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-111/16
Sep 02, 2014
08:43 PM

Modi severely compromised the composite culture of India. He should have give Gita+Quran+Bible+Dhammapada+Granth Sahib+ Das Kapital.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-110/1
Sep 02, 2014
08:35 PM

Japan trip was successful because of MMS and PC----Anwaar

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-109/2
Sep 02, 2014
08:23 PM

Why does Outlook insist on calling a teenage love affair "Love Jihad?" Everybody knows that it is an oxymoron and a saffron conspiracy to polarise the electorate.

Wake up, Ms. Naqvi.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-108/116
Sep 02, 2014
08:22 PM

he defender of islam and muhammadic koran says

"Where exactly have I lied"

The question is 

"Where exactly have you not " ?

SaachBolo
SaachGarh, India
D-107/115
Sep 02, 2014
08:19 PM

As far as I am concerned, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism belong to the same family. It does not mattter to me if India is predominant Hindu, Jain, Budddhist or Sikh.  All of them , from my reading of ttheir teachings, embody different aspects of the sanatan dharma of India.  Some stress some parts more than others and seek to redress weaknesses.  The commonality among them is that all of them look upon the other Indic faiths as sister ideologies and do not preach bigotry and violence against other faiths.

Islam is contrast is a repugnant ideology as it has no sense of respecting different faiths and actively preaches disdain, contempt of other religions. The genocide of Hindus in muslim majority areas and the barbarity of groups like Aurangzeb, Mahmud of Ghazni,  Bin Qasim, ISIS, Taliban, Indian muslim league is based on the rock of islamic bigotry. Its like a obnoxious invasive weed that kills the garden of flowers. That's exactly what it did to Zorastarianism, Hinduism, Buddhism from Iran to Afganistan to Kashmir to Pakistan to Bangladesh. Have any new relgions grown out of Saudi Arabia or muslim world since Islam came ?  In congtrast Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism grew out of India which had a majority Hindu faith.  THat should tell you , which is a garden that has nurtured different faith and which is a desert with an invasive weed that seeks to kill others.

Islam is as intolerant as Nazism , if not more. Sooner or later the non-muslim world will reach a consensus on that and a solution will then follow.

SaachBolo
SaachGarh, India
D-106/1
Sep 02, 2014
08:16 PM

Jehad and Jehadis SUCK .

JO MB, Kolkata
D-105/2
Sep 02, 2014
08:15 PM

Nouri al-Maliki had to do it....so has to Nawaz Sharif !

JO MB, Kolkata
D-104/114
Sep 02, 2014
08:00 PM

@ The Contrarian - "In fact the reasons for its decline in India while it flourished in the rest of Asia lie somewhere else. "

Thanks for endorsing my view. In the interest of brevity (my posts tend to be lengthy, nevertheless :-) ) I gave a concise explanation.

The reasons for the decline of Buddhism have been discussed extensively in this forum. Yet, Anwaar continues to spread the canard that Hinduism was as intolerant and aggressive as Islam towards other faiths. His thesis is that religious fanaticism and violence and vandalism was common to all religions and that Islam was no different from the others in this respect.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-103/1
Sep 02, 2014
07:41 PM

I am sure Mamata does not expect an alliance with CPM but she is deliberately trying to woo the voters of CPM into her fold.

It is a smart strategy to weaken the CPM-but it might end up strengthening the BJP.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-102/6
Sep 02, 2014
07:28 PM

"India is not only the world's largest democracy; we are also the world's largest hypocrisy."
A wise quote by late father of Sashi Taroor, Member of parliament.
 

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
PATTAMBI, India
D-101/4
Sep 02, 2014
06:41 PM
Outlook is the choupal for ani BJP & Anti modi forces to air their fart
madhukar nikam
Hyderabad, India
D-100/113
Sep 02, 2014
06:41 PM

DL Narayan >>> Buddhism flourished for a thousand years, much longer than Islam (500 BCE ~ 600 CE approximately. To say that the teachings were rejected and banished is ignorance of the highest order ...

I compliment you on your rejoinder and would like to add that it is GROSSLY incorrect to state that Lord Buddha and his teachings were rejected by followers of the Vedic/Sanatan Dharma - Hindus. In fact the reasons for its decline in India while it flourished in the rest of Asia lie somewhere else. Despite its endorsement as state religion by Ashoka and later during the Kushan period why it almost disappeared in India by 600-700 AD has been well documented in the great Chinese traveler Hsuan Tsang’s narratives and research work as carried out by a number of various scholars on this subject including Dr. BR Ambedkar.

In summary they were: the withdrawal of royal patronage and indifference of Hindu kings; sectarian/internal schisms and corruption within their various Sanghas; the defeat of the Buddhists by the great theologian Shankaracharya in public debates leading to their denigration and harrassment; characteristic tendency of Hinduism, or rather Brahmanism, to absorb its opponents; and, later, the Muslim invasions.

Ambedkar, whose animosity towards Hinduism is palpable, was nonetheless firmly of the view that Islam dealt Buddhism a death blow. He wrote “the greatest disaster that befell the religion of Buddha in India …The sword of Islam fell heavily upon the priestly class. It perished or it fled outside India. Nobody remained alive to keep the flame of Buddhism burning.”

Ref: Babasaheb Ambedkar, Writings and Speeches (Bombay: Government of Maharashtra, 1987), Vol. 3, pp. 232-33.
 

The Contrarian
London, United Kingdom
D-99/1
Sep 02, 2014
06:39 PM

Why are the Chinese so insecure?

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-98/112
Sep 02, 2014
06:34 PM

I read the comments and there seems to be a misunderstanding about what love-jihad is.

It is not a muslim marrying hindu. It is NOT even about a hindu converting to Islam after marriage voluntarily.

It is about FORCED CONVERSION of a hindu to Islam. That is the case in most inter-religious marriages and that is what is causing friction.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-97/10
Sep 02, 2014
06:32 PM

I hope people in Jammu and Ladakh regions vote wisely for the BJP(and not behave like voters of Amethi). It would be wonderful if BJP wins all the seats in Jammu and Ladakh. The hold Kashmiris have must be broken.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-96/1
Sep 02, 2014
06:26 PM

That is because Aroon Poorie has not offered him a job yet.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-95/15
Sep 02, 2014
06:24 PM
Akash Verma, Chennai
D-94/111
Sep 02, 2014
06:15 PM

"Where exactly have I lied?"

In Anwaarspeak, inconvenient facts are lies.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-93/15
Sep 02, 2014
06:06 PM

 Whats there for getting perturbed,The Yogi will have his say done.

Thats a devlopment never the less.

As it is a good 90% live in poverty and deprivation,there problems will be over for good.

There is no meaning to life with no hope ,no money and no future.

For those like Karan Thapar asking why the PM and HM havent said a word,will it serve any purpose.No.

The truth is Muslims have lost out these last 20 years when the economy grew and Millions moved up the economic ladder.

Today Millions of youth who spend time in congregations must ask there parents why did they breed this many when they did not have the resources to cater.

But as a freind off mine did say its education and acess to health which determines numbers and a survey among educated and white collar Muslims the average number of kids in a family are max off 2.

But among the poor and deprived they are 3.2.Thats no way to go about dealing with life and changing times.

The Yogi and his outburst is no attempt to disrupt peace and Law and Order as per Law today.

Masood and co did  the same and faced flak and jail.Justified no doubt.

In a Nation were Law is supreme,everyone should be dealt with in the same way.

No point making sense of Law ,when people have lost it completely

  

harun
chennai, India
D-92/110
Sep 02, 2014
06:00 PM
 >> I stopped reading after this. This woman drags caste in order to attack a person she does not like(discovers some brahminical tendencies) and now poses as though she is broadminded. What crap!!

It is actually a well calculated strategy of Islamists like the author and likes of Anwaar and Muslims in general to point to the so called upper/lower caste divide. It serves many purposes like intantly putting Hindus on backfoot, trying to give a sense of compassion for so called dalits from a Muslim. Remember Anwaar's comment that RSS just needs a whipping boy, earlier it were dalits and now it's muslims. From a Muslim/Jihadi point of view, dalits are the low hanging fruits to convert first by drawing a wedge. Don't believe me? The great welfare oriented souls in Krapistan does a separate census for these soon to be harvested souls:

>> The Pakistan Census separates Schedule Castes from the main body of Hindus who make up a further 0.25% of national population. SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism_in_Pakistan

Need I even mention the welfare credentials of Pakis? But the point is every Muslim, including Anwaar and the author, views Hindus from this prism which helps them see them closer to their dream of ultimately converting all in Ummah, starting with low hanging fruits!

  >> There are criminals everywhere who rape and abduct women. If there is a historical profile to be used, it would be upper-caste men and/or Muslims who controlled lands and would just pick up and devour women from the lower castes or social strata In one shot, the author puts the so called upper castes (who are they, which caste?) in same league as lustful followers of Quran who raped and killed millions in middle ages, guided by hateful philosophy of Islam! Divide, convert to Islam and rule is the motto and ultimte dream of Anwaars and author and Jihadists!

What has love Jihad got to do with caste equation? Well unless, they put some upper caste Hindus in same light as their lustful ancestors, the cause of Allah is difficult to defend and propagate amongst Kafirs!

Bangalorean
Bangalore, India
D-91/109
Sep 02, 2014
05:57 PM
>> I stopped reading after this. This woman drags caste in order to attack a person she does not like(discovers some brahminical tendencies) and now poses as though she is broadminded. What crap!!   It is actually a well calculated strategy of Islamists like the author and likes of Anwaar and Muslims in general to point to the so called upper/lower caste divide. It serves many purposes like intantly putting Hindus on backfoot, trying to give a sense of compassion for so called dalits from a Muslim. Remember Anwaar's comment that RSS just needs a whipping boy, earlier it were dalits and now it's muslims.   From a Muslim/Jihadi point of view, dalits are the low hanging fruits to convert first by drawing a wedge. Don't believe me? The great welfare oriented souls in Krapistan does a separate census for these soon to be harvested souls:   >> The Pakistan Census separates Schedule Castes from the main body of Hindus who make up a further 0.25% of national population. SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism_in_Pakistan   Need I even mention the welfare credentials of Pakis? But the point is every Muslim, including Anwaar and the author, views Hindus from this prism which helps them see them closer to their dream of ultimately converting all in Ummah, starting with low hanging fruits!     >> There are criminals everywhere who rape and abduct women. If there is a historical profile to be used, it would be upper-caste men and/or Muslims who controlled lands and would just pick up and devour women from the lower castes or social strata   In one shot, the author puts the so called upper castes (who are they, which caste?) in same league as lustful followers of Quran who raped and killed millions in middle ages, guided by hateful philosophy of Islam! Divide, convert to Islam and rule is the motto and ultimte dream of Anwaars and author and Jihadists!    What has love Jihad got to do with caste equation? Well unless, they put some upper caste Hindus in same light as their lustful ancestors, the cause of Allah is difficult to defend and propagate amongst Kafirs!    
Bangalorean
Bangalore, India
D-90/3
Sep 02, 2014
05:42 PM

"Sonia, Rahul Not to Campaign for UP Bypolls"

Congress hits back with a master strategy.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-89/108
Sep 02, 2014
05:34 PM

"Where exactly have I lied?"

Anwaar's method is to call names without giving any evidence. He accuses me of lying when I quoted Obama as saying that he does not have a strategy for ISIS. That is what he actually said in the press conference. But I am a liar. WHy? For simply quoting Obama.

That is the level of Anwaar's intelligence.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-88/107
Sep 02, 2014
05:27 PM

"Some of us were raised in homes that celebrated Id along with Diwali, Holi and Christmas and that is what we pass on to our children, hopefully along with other convictions."

I stopped reading after this. This woman drags caste in order to attack a person she does not like(discovers some brahminical tendencies) and now poses as though she is broadminded. What crap!!

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-87/1
Sep 02, 2014
05:25 PM

Thanks to MMS and PC!

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-86/14
Sep 02, 2014
05:23 PM

Gifting Vivekananda was proper. He was the first(or one of the first) who wanted Indian youngsters to visit Japan and learn from them. And what he wrote about Japan's character in 1893 holds good even today.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-85/2
Sep 02, 2014
05:19 PM

There is nothing wrong in NOT campaigning but Congress has to be braindead to announce it. There are things which you simply shovel aside.

Akash Verma, Chennai
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