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Oct 02, 2014
06:09 AM

The legacy of Nehru:

1. Poverty - his economic policies ensured that the economy developed at the snail paced "Hindu" growth rate of 2 to 3 percent which was woefully inadequate to eradicate poverty.

2. Dynastic politics

3. Kashmir problem, article 370 etc

4. Pampering the PSUs, which are a huge drain on the economy, due to Nehru's distrust of the private sector.

5. Lack of focus on much needed land reforms which could have led to the dismantling of the feudalistic caste hierarchies, the bane of rural India, because most Congressmen hailed from land owning families.

Any impartial reader can juxtapose Nehru's ideas on the economy with that of Rajaji's and it is no-brainer to as to whose ideas were more relevant then when India was emerging from colonial rule and today, in the globalised, technology driven economy.

Visakhapatnam, India
Oct 02, 2014
06:02 AM

Modi will deliver all kinds of lovely speeches except he will never condemn his people who do violent acts.He deliberately keeps a blind eye.That is a strategy he prefected in Gujarat. His party BJP RSS and their cohorts will continue their violence and Modi will keep a total silence and project an image that he has nothing to do with it.He may even visit the victims in a hospital but will never condemn or stop the violence.

Nasar Ahmed
Karikkudi, India
Oct 02, 2014
05:37 AM

who knows, may be you did :D 

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
Oct 02, 2014
05:18 AM


Commi traitors are chinki agents in India. This is what they have been doing from last 50 years. These shameless goons were the biggest supporters of despot Mao in 1962. During rule of congi nicompoops rule they were agents of chinki thugs in the parliament. They should just be put in jail without trial for treason .

Jitendra, Delhi
Oct 02, 2014
05:16 AM

Commi traitors are chinki agents in India. This is what they have been doing from last 50 years. These shameless goons are the biggest supporters of despot Mao in 1962. During rule of congi nicompoops rule they were agents of chinki thugs in the parliament. They should just be put in jwit trialail  for treason .

Jitendra, Delhi
Oct 02, 2014
05:15 AM

Indians have so much in common with the west than some of its neighbours.

george, london
Oct 02, 2014
05:13 AM

India should never pull its punch above its weight. As long as it can keep terrorists away from our border, and neutralise the home grown terror cells and their sponsors, it should be fine.

george, london
Oct 02, 2014
05:13 AM

A tutorial.What is the difference between the gold standard economy and fiat currency economics?
The gold standard economy consists of 3 entities. Stored gold owned by the nation (or plutocratic banker), the govt and citizens. Gold sets the value for ALL currencies of trading nations. The economy can expand only with additional gold. For example Rome went down the drain when it ran out of gold. More close to current times it also happened when USA dropped the gold standard in 1971. When gold is not the standard each currency floats and trade allows a balance to occur depending on what each currency will buy. Each govt sets the value by fiat. Between govts it is set by bargaining.
The gold standard terminology is set by the balance
Federal tax revenue + debt payments to the pile of gold + debt payments to citizens= govt expense to operate the nation (build infrastructure, educate the people, run the govt, army etc)+ money spent on net import.
Ideally the nation would keep the pile of gold constant or augment it. (The Islamic raiders were motivated to steal the gold and that is part of Indian history.)

The fiat economy has no gold and the balance is
FISCAL DEFICIT –TRADE DEFICIT = PRIVATE SAVINGS – PRIVATE INVESTMENTS in which FISCAL DEFICIT follows the role of gold. It is apt to rename FISCAL DEFICIT by BHAGYALAKSHMI, the goddess of gold and wealth and prosperity. There is one difference. The pile is infinite! You can never run out of BHAGYALAKSHMI. The economy can continue to grow. Fiat money is therefore SUPERIOR to gold money. The proof is not hard to see. India has BHAGYALAKSHMI. Europe has none. This makes Greece, Portugal , Italy, Spain struggle. Eventually only Germany will survive. When nations trade among themselves there is only one winner. Have you heard of the board game monopoly? You can also look at actual data at

Parthasarathy Shakkottai
Long Beach, United States
Oct 02, 2014
04:58 AM

@D-124/1. There would have been no India without brahmins. One example Chanakya exhorted all kings to put up a united front to repel Alexander. Withot that Brahnmin there would have been a lot of small kingdoms, mostly islamic. Kautilya was the old economist during the Gupta empire, very prosperous. Vidyaranya was the Brahmin that started the Vijanagar empire by teaching two muslim boys to start the empire.

Don't knock them. They did it for for patriotism and to uphold Dharma. Not money.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai
Long Beach, United States
Oct 02, 2014
04:56 AM

Every year so many idiots get honoured and the real heroes always live in the dark. It is time real heroes get their due.

london, United Kingdom
Oct 02, 2014
04:38 AM

I admire the courage of her conviction. If she is convinced of the injustice as most think so, she is right in rejecting the medal even if she is punished by being barred from participating in the next Olympics.

South Korea has done this before. Shame on them.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
Oct 02, 2014
04:25 AM

Pity Anwaar. He has to find some faults in Modi. He cannot digest the fact Pakistani PM do not get a fraction of the attention Modi gets despite his past. Modi has the support iof 125 crores Indians.

george, london
Oct 02, 2014
04:12 AM

This continuous quarrel made me think of this. Hindus have no passion to convert other religions for the Hindhu Dharma because Hindu Dharma emphasizes the individual and not the collective because if the individual is happy, so will the society. Hindu civilization has no interest in expanding territory and tampering in other peoples’ affairs. Hindu Dharma is the most secular of all religions. It allows any type of worship of any god or no god also. This suggests to me that our religion can offer in India, Muslims to come back to Hinduism if they want to come back. This will benefit women stuck in Islam who are basically persecuted with minimal rights. I saw a movie on the sufferings of women who are stuck in jails in Pakistan for trivial offences (against Sharia law) and can’t get out even if they are innocent because the courts can’t decide to release them. They just rot in jail sometimes with little kids. I also heard that sometimes they are not allowed to marry because of worry over inheritance. I just shudder to think what it would be like to be born a woman in Islam.
If this works, Islam would be a new caste named after Mohammed (perhaps) and the whole quarrel can be put to an end. India and Pakistan can save a huge amount of money and spend it on human welfare. This would benefit Pakistan more because if it loses to Taliban or ISIS , it will be a catastrophe. Pakistan is already a failing state. It will surely be chaos with atomic weapons in IS’s hands.
We do not need salvation after death. We need prosperity in this life. You can reserve thought on afterlife to the weekends if you must think of religious things. This is the age of democracy and peoples’ well being. Sensible people do not blow themselves up for unprovable reasons.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
Oct 02, 2014
04:12 AM

All over the world people are discriminated on the basis of race, religion and colour. But unlike muslims, others do not get radicalised. 

Anwaar, your turn.

george, london
Oct 02, 2014
04:03 AM

Anwaar is upser Modi got such a reception, which Pakistani PM can never ever dream of. And that burns his heart.  

george, london
Oct 02, 2014
02:54 AM

"Why this whining here?" Saroja bint Parrot

The only people whining here are your friend the CAIR pracharak and you. The rest of us are delighted by the reception that Modi got both from the Indian-American community and the US government.

Before the elections, there were claims from sickos that the "international community" would shun Modi and India because of the Gujarat 2002 riots. Every other day, sicko reporters would ask US spokespersons whether the US had changed its visa denial policy for Modi, and when the US people said there was no change in the policy, sickos would go into orgasms of delight. Now Modi is PM, he visits the US, and everyone from Obama to Kerry and Senator Chuck Schumer shows up to welcome him. We sanghis are very happy, thank you.

The only sad people are these Coalition against Genocide clowns who are now desperately claiming that Modi is responsible for ill-treatment of Sikhs (!), and people like you and the CAIR pracharak who quote from stupid articles that claim the riots "cast a shadow on the visit" (what shadow?) or about how Obama only said "welcome" and not "a warm welcome" or some such nonsense.

Janwaar Bibi, BibiSarai
Oct 02, 2014
01:54 AM

DLN, Ghai, Mohan why you guys are debating with Miso?  He is on your side.  Didn't he say that if you slap don't cry if you get slapped back.  Not everybody is a saint..?  When Rajdeep pushed, he got pushed back and then he started crying like 'Hamas'. 

P.B. Joshipura
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
Oct 02, 2014
01:19 AM

This is another antimale article with 'feminist victimhood' pasted all over it. The antimale authoress is so full of spew, that one wonder where she gets her words from!

"grizzled patriarchs" - is there a feminit equivalent for this term?

"woman actor " - the latest feminit terminology for term 'actress'?

"misogynists" - are actually not the ones who oppose dressing styles of feminits. These opposers are 'cultural defenders'. Only anti-males cannot see the difference. The worthless Ms. Gopal is making a spectacle of herself by barking up the wrong tree and blaming misogynists.

The media, particularly the 'intellectual' Outlook, seems to get infinite numbers of feminits from the gutter. And no doubt, should spawn a breed of defenders of the male gender.

chennai, India
Oct 02, 2014
12:47 AM

Fedup Bibi,

>> "And there was little sign that human rights — a particularly sensitive topic for Mr. Modi, who has been accused of being complicit in deadly anti-Muslim riots — was a major item on the agenda." CAIR pracharak.

That is the NYT speaking, not I, you  moron!

Anwaar, Dallas
Oct 02, 2014
12:42 AM

Akash Verma,

>>>> " Liberal Hindus in India are an endangered species"

>> "I am now convinced that it is Sagarika Ghose who is posting as Anwaar in this forum."

I am convinced it is Goebbels (with a new Fuhrer, Modi) posting as Akash.

Dallas, United States
Oct 02, 2014
12:26 AM

When Nehru becomes irrelevant India would be just another Pakistan!

Anwaar, Dallas
Oct 02, 2014
12:21 AM

Well said, Ms. Gopal!

Dallas, United States
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