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D-62/35
Oct 22, 2014
01:47 PM

"Have you ever heard of Naxalites, Lankan Tigers, Abhinav Bharatis, ABVP, Sanatan Sanstha, Bajrang Dal, Spanish Basques, Irish IRA and Israeli Irgun?"

The Irgun no longer exists, it has not for several decades. The Lankan Tigers have been wiped out. The ABVP is a students organisation and does not have terrorism on its agenda like the SIMI, the alter ego of the IM. The Abhinava Bharati and other fringe groups are largely unknown, have no following and do not have an "impressive" track record, like the LeT or JeM, etc.

The Basques and the IRA are terrorists just like the Naxals and Islamists who believe that terrorism is a bona fide instrument for achieving political objectives.

Of all these groups referred to, only the Naxals and the Islamists draw inspiration and sustenance from their holy books.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-61/10
Oct 22, 2014
01:46 PM

Gyaan from the "cult of mombatti".

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
D-60/34
Oct 22, 2014
01:41 PM


Sandilya,

>> " I have not blamed the entire community but only those who readily swerve toward violence unfettered by their moral obligation they owe to the host country which gave them succor."

But if you do not at the same time make clear that you are speaking of only a tiny fraction of 1% of the Muslim population you are guilty of either serious negligence or deliberate hate promotion.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-59/4
Oct 22, 2014
01:39 PM

3 D BONE eater

Indian media understandably gives skewed and wrong news when it comes to gender, and that is why it should be called matriarchal. 

misogynist, chennai
D-58/33
Oct 22, 2014
01:36 PM


DLN,

>> " At the time of independence, Pakistan had a Hindu population of over 20%; today, it is less than 2 %"

This must be the 10th time  you have brought it up. It is irrelevant to the ridiculous quote "Most Pakistanis have links to terrorist organizations".

Have a Happy Diwali!




 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-57/32
Oct 22, 2014
01:31 PM

Suresh, 

>> " India kills one terrorist and the whole sickular crowd is up in arms."

The love of saffronites like yourself for fake encounter murders is in direct contradiction to Supreme Court's very clear position on this issue.
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-56/1
Oct 22, 2014
01:31 PM

Wow! Another scam of the UPA?

misogynist, chennai
D-55/31
Oct 22, 2014
01:28 PM

Thanks, Bonita.

HudHud was a real whammy with winds exceeding 250 kmph and huge trees and electric pylons being uprooted and 8" steel pillars supporting signages being bent like toothpicks. 

Personally, the damage to my property was not very high, just shattered window panes, dish antenna blown away and a couple of fibreglass water tanks ruptured by flying debris.

The city, however, arguably one of the most beautiful in India, looks like a ghost town. The hills have been denuded, the trees that have not been uprooted are mere skeletons, stripped of all foliage, the beaches have suffered severe erosion. We got completely marooned, without electricity, water, tv, internet. Even the roads were blocked by trees and fallen electric poles and cables. All in just a matter of four hours. The damage to the navy, port, steel plant and refinery is also immense, running into thousands of crores.

No praise is too high for the CM, Chandrababu Naidu who camped in Vizag for a week and made optimum use of all the resources he had to restore a semblance of normalcy within a week. He used to come on FM radio daily and brief the citizens about the status. Even before the cyclone hit the city, he was on air telling people to stay indoors or in shelters and not to panic. 

He has also banned the sales of fireworks in the cyclone affected districts and appealed to the people to only light lamps this Diwali.

Wishing all my fellow posters in this forum a very Happy Diwali and hoping that the coming year will usher in a period of peace, harmony and prosperity for the long suffering citizens of our great nation.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-54/2
Oct 22, 2014
01:27 PM

"Sisters in Islam, a Malaysia based NGO..."

It seems clear, that male Islamists who touch dogs do not have a voice of their own . Obviously another matriarchal society?. 

misogynist, chennai
D-53/3
Oct 22, 2014
01:27 PM

Some news to make Miss O happy.

Sexual abuse of boys goes under-reported - The Hindu (Sep 10, 2014)

Child sexual abuse, which has become a public health issue, has a girl victim in most cases while studies indicate that boys are equally or even more at risk of being abused.

And some which will not

‘Marital and other rapes grossly under-reported’ (Oct 22, 2014)

Husbands commit a majority of acts of sexual violence in India, and just one per cent of marital rapes and six per cent of rapes by men other than husbands are reported to the police, new estimates show.

Sorry, I can't give the links as the command isn't working.

Bonita, Chennai
D-52/1
Oct 22, 2014
01:21 PM
Who will Modi choose?

Fadnavis ( favours Sena alliance ) is the uncorrupt, blue eyed boy, but Gadkari ( favours NCP ) is the BJP work horse.

misogynist, chennai
D-51/1
Oct 22, 2014
01:19 PM

For matriarchal societies, all female deaths are 'mysterious', while male deaths are normal ( young ).

misogynist, chennai
D-50/1
Oct 22, 2014
01:16 PM

Selective Hyperreporting by the Antimale Media with the Intent to Negatively stereotype males in General

( SHAMING )

misogynist, chennai
D-49/1
Oct 22, 2014
01:15 PM

Support for feminists, brings votes, and unscrupulous politicians know that very well. 

misogynist, chennai
D-48/30
Oct 22, 2014
01:14 PM

George,

>> " if American drones kill few thousand pakistanis every month, what percentage is that of a population of 184 million."

You are comparing lost lives with number of people with terrorist links! Have you lost all your marbales.

>> "Every muslim is not a terrorist, but every terrorist is a muslim."

Sanghi morons have been saying this for a long time and you must be the 100th moron to repeat this stupid lie in this forum. Have you ever heard of Naxalites, Lankan Tigers, Abhinav Bharatis, ABVP, Sanatan Sanstha, Bajrang Dal, Spanish Basques, Irish IRA and Israeli Irgun? With so much hate in your heart, how can you even live with yourself?

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-47/2
Oct 22, 2014
01:12 PM

If you cant beat 'em, join 'em.

misogynist
chennai, India
D-46/1
Oct 22, 2014
01:12 PM

Women should understand that gender role plays an important part in religious beilefs and believers, and stop playing 'victim'.

misogynist, chennai
D-45/1
Oct 22, 2014
12:59 PM
R.I.P.   His bold pursuit of a labyrinthine story unravelled the Watergate scandal.   
Anwaar, Dallas
D-44/2
Oct 22, 2014
12:53 PM

It is such a shame that the matriarchal media is weaving support together for this national disgrace. Reminds of the Devyani Khobragade fiasco.

The matriarchal media instinctively supports any woman.

misogynist, chennai
D-43/1
Oct 22, 2014
12:51 PM

Shame on AIBA!!!

Santosh Gairola, Hsinchu
D-42/1
Oct 22, 2014
12:50 PM

The pre-emtion of national icons by Modi, if it is just lip service, would be cynical. If it is a genuine expansion of his mental horizons, it would be good for the country.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-41/1
Oct 22, 2014
12:48 PM

One must remember the former CAG, Vinod Rai.

misogynist, chennai
D-40/5
Oct 22, 2014
12:45 PM

"What Bengal thinks today the rest of India thinks tomorrow, said GK Gokhale."

Imagine if it had been 'does' instead of 'thinks' !!!

K.Suresh
Bangalore, India
D-39/4
Oct 22, 2014
12:44 PM

"What Bengal thinks today the rest of India thinks tomorrow, said GK Gokhale."

Imagine if it had been 'does' instead of 'thinks' !!!

K.Suresh
Bangalore, India
D-38/2
Oct 22, 2014
12:39 PM

"Because the matriarchal society does not believe male boys!"

Male Boys ??? What other types are there ?

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-37/1
Oct 22, 2014
12:39 PM
Sounds outlandish but has some surprising insights!
Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-36/29
Oct 22, 2014
12:23 PM

DLN,

Welcome back. Trust Hudhud didn't do you too much harm. Happy Diwali to you and all others on this forum.

Bonita
Chennai, India
D-35/1
Oct 22, 2014
12:22 PM

Why are boys never reported to be sexually abused? Because the matriarchal society does not believe male boys!

This article rakes up other rape incidents, in order to give the allegations some credibility.

misogynist, chennai
D-34/3
Oct 22, 2014
12:11 PM

What Bengal thinks today the rest of India thinks tomorrow, said GK Gokhale. That is the real spoiler for most Bongos who continue to delude themselves that they are always ahead of other Indians without ever realising that rest of India has moved far ahead of them. Just go and see any hospital in Calcutta, it will tell the whole story how the state degenerated.

Fed by great stories of Bengalis in the school history, I had a certain strong positive impression of Bengal as the land of great but when I first visited Calcutta in 1981, it was a shock of a sort for me to see the degradation, squalour, chaos and poor civic sense , which stood in striking contrast to the image I imagined.The whole city seemed like it had better times earlier. My opinion and admiration for the Bengali intellect took 180 degree turn in no time.

sandilya
Chennai, India
D-33/14
Oct 22, 2014
11:53 AM

Its that brazen and public contempt of Hindus politically is what stuns me.

MARTANDSUNTEMPLE

Babur onward always people saw the Hindus as hopelessly fissiparous and therefore they took the majority as mere hordes of sheep that can be chased to slaughter house at will without facing revolt.But the Modi prabhanjan changed all that for good, seems so.
I blame the congress' legacy and its sickening insincere politics for the sake of keeping itself in power at all costs.

sandilya
Chennai, India
D-32/5
Oct 22, 2014
11:35 AM

Blaming Rahul's leadership for the poll disaster in MaHa is ridiculous.
I am reminded of a story -
Papa cautions his little daughter - "We are going to have a guest for lunch today. I don't want you to comment on his nose". Little daughter is perplexed. Papa reiterates  - "Just make sure you do NOT TO MAKE ANY COMMENT WHATSOEVER ABOUT HIS NOSE". The guest arrives. Little daughter is even more perplexed."But Papa, How can I comment on his nose when he doesn't have any nose !"

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-31/28
Oct 22, 2014
11:35 AM

You still do not see the difference between blaming the terrorists and blaming a whole community! You are blinded by your intense communal hatred.

ANWAAR

Of course, I have not blamed the entire community but only those who readily swerve toward violence unfettered by their moral obligation they owe to the host country which gave them succor.Disloyalty to the county of living is perfidy and I condemn that. But I am surprised why you take offence when subscription to terrorist affiliation is criticised?

To clarify,  generalisation is never correct. Therefore it is not my intention either to say all Muslims are bad guys and all Hindus are paragons of virtue . Good bad and ugly exist in every religion and community. The question is about the general group behaviour and actions that readily come to mind when the profile of a community is recalled. I do not blindly hate others.That is immaturity and bigotry, which I know is not my persona. I do have trusted assistants and friends among Muslims. My younger brother has a word of deep praise for a Muslim who did not renege on his word to sell a parcel of land even when there came to him a much higher offer after entering into agreement with my bro. And there are Hindus who cheated me. There it's not the religion here but individuals.

I once again say, when everyone in India is a minority, why the excess emphsis on particular minority issues. I am myself a minority in TN by my origins. 

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction says Newton's law. The majoritarianism you worry so much about in your posts is actually a reaction to the sicku fundamentalism constantly foisted on the society.

Excessive emphasis of minority issues over and above majority, belittling of the culture of majority by the irresponsible and idiotic so called intellectuals is what brought BJP to the fore.
Hindus, by and large by default are inclusive in belief. "Sarvey janaa sukhino bhavantu" is what Hindu dharma says. Secularism in this country owes to this fact and not to the rag tag constitution amended 100+ times in 67 yrs. I believe in minimalist constitution.
What this country needs now is all round development. Irrespective of being a minority or majority, every citizen should thrive on his /her merit and contribute positively for the nation to make all of us proud.Excess emphasis on minorityism should cease forthwith.Its not good either for minorities or the country.

sandilya
Chennai, India
D-30/27
Oct 22, 2014
11:28 AM

" Pakistan has a lot of terrorists but even if their number is one lakh, what percentage is that of a population of 184 million"

Some interesting percentages:

1. At the time of independence, Pakistan had a Hindu population of over 20%; today, it is less than 2 %. What is the reason for 18% drop?

2. In 2001, Gujarat had a Muslim population of about 46 lakhs. In the 2002 riots, according to official figures, 790 Muslims died. Unofficial figures put the figure at 2000. In the worst case scenario, the percentage works out to about 0.04 %. Yet, we are told that it is the worst genocide in history and comparisons are drawn with Nazi Germany.

3. The Muslim population of India has increased from less than 10% in 1951 to 15 % today. Yet, we are told that India is the most dangerous place for minorities in the world. 

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-29/24
Oct 22, 2014
11:26 AM

WOuld be good to hear from secularists and Muslim apologists:

>>Nearly four years after the Arab Spring revolt, Tunisia remains its lone success as chaos engulfs much of the region. But that is not its only distinction: Tunisia has sent more foreign fighters than any other country to Iraq and Syria to join the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/22/world/africa/new-freedoms-in-tunisia-drive-support-for-isis.html

SS
Bangalore, India
D-28/23
Oct 22, 2014
10:26 AM

"Left ideology suits a Bengali." Untrue. It suits all Indians. Even BJP in power will have to be leftist in posturing, unless it risks losing elections to populism.

DC

OK, I agree. In a way it is a more precise description. It's only in shades of leftism Indians differ .Swearing by leftism suits the lazy. One can have the pleasure of less work and more time for argument and keep blaming everything else for the backwardness. Rhetoric of exploitation comes quite handy for rationalizing the poverty.

sandilya
Chennai, India
D-27/2
Oct 22, 2014
10:06 AM

"And yet, look at the way females automatically play 'victim'! Are they trained, or is this genetic?"

Good observation. Why do you always and automatically play 'victim' ?

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-26/4
Oct 22, 2014
09:43 AM

Modi will be firing crackers in Kashmir this Diwali. Rest of the year Gilani does.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-25/5
Oct 22, 2014
09:34 AM

NEW DELHI: In order to make India a better place to do business, the government is working to cut down the time forregistering a business from 27 days to a single day. Towards this end, it has readied a raft of measures, such as, single registration for all labour laws, overhaul of tax systems, reduction in the number of permits required, easing up property registration, quick electricity connection and property registration - measures that are expected to make the country a friendlier investment destination.

Mohan, Adiiipur
D-24/5
Oct 22, 2014
09:28 AM

"On the issue of black money stashed in foreign banks, Modi government has adopted an ostrich-like approach,"

It looks ostrich-ish because the black money is buried under.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-23/26
Oct 22, 2014
09:22 AM

Thus spake Anwaar -

>> Pakistan has a lot of terrorists but even if their number is one lakh, what percentage is that of a population of 184 million

But, India kills one terrorist and the whole sickular crowd is up in arms.

K.Suresh
Bangalore, India
D-22/1
Oct 22, 2014
09:16 AM

As per Geelani Modi, PM of India, cannot spend the day with Kashmiris on Diwali because it's a Muslim majority area .

Mohan, Adiiipur
D-21/6
Oct 22, 2014
08:42 AM
Mohan, Adiiipur
D-20/13
Oct 22, 2014
08:37 AM

Before last Lok Sabha elections, Mrs Sonia Gandhi , went personally to meet Imam Bukhari of Jama Masjid, to plead for muslim vote.  Now Imam Bukhari is in same category as the heinous anti-national Owaisis brothers, elected by Hyderabadi muslims.

Just pause for a memoent and think, Mrs Sonia , did not hesitate for a moment that such brazen collusion with a known communal cleric, could offend the Hindu majority. Its that brazen and public contempt of Hindus politically is what stuns me.

MartandSunTemple
Martand Sun Temple, India
D-19/3
Oct 22, 2014
08:29 AM

I am stunned. The most potent thing in the world is ideology.  God ideology can make angels out of common men and bad ideology/religion can make monsters out of the very same men.

This cold blooded murder of a daugher by his father is beyond normal human comprehension.

MartandSunTemple, Martand Sun Temple
D-19/3
Oct 22, 2014
08:29 AM

I am stunned. The most potent thing in the world is ideology.  God ideology can make angels out of common men and bad ideology/religion can make monsters out of the very same men.

This cold blooded murder of a daugher by his father is beyond normal human comprehension.

MartandSunTemple, Martand Sun Temple
D-17/5
Oct 22, 2014
07:27 AM

"BJP has won 122 seats in the 288-member state Assembly, falling short of the majority mark by 23 seats."

"In the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly, BJP has won 123 seats, 22 short of a majority."

Please make up your mind. I can understand the confusion over whether the RSS calls the shots or the BJP is on its own, but thisis ridiculous. Do any of the sub-editors read the articles before they are published?

Bonita, Chennai
D-16/2
Oct 22, 2014
06:23 AM

The authors are right. Apolitical minds unconcerned about the issues of our times are indeed irritating. The essay is composed well by first bringing the UIUC affair, linking it to coercion under the guise of maintaining "civility" in universities, a few barbs against Hindutva, and the love for asking tough questions.

But people who see politics in everything are irritating too. This is a leftist idea that charmed the working classes in mid-19th century. We now know that the industrialized west has looted everything and wage disparity between the west and the non-west is so high that workers of the world cannot unite anymore (inspite of global warming and absurd "swapno" in jibonmukhi gan). If conservatives are foolhardy, liberals are a slimy bunch of people. They do their protest as a symbolic gesture, write the GRE discreetly, draw their legitimacy or get their jobs from associating with universities that are far better managed (with big buildings, classrooms, mowed lawns, swimming pools, tennis courts, separate rooms for faculty etc.), and pretend as if their talent was recognized as a natural process. They had ambitions, were guided by opportunism, and depended a geat deal on civility within the premises of the university.

I am not privy to insider information regarding the Jadavpur University incident. But I know that UIUC and Jadavpur are so far apart that they are simply not comparable. UIUC has produced more than 20 Nobel laureates. These talents needed a lot of peace and quiet and civility in between expressing their political thoughts. If you discard the idea of "awards," people outside India can barely spell or pronounce "Jadavpur" for excellence in any field at all. There is a wide gulf between the well-read english speaking leftists reared in Bengal and the poor person from Baidyabati. It is laughable that the former can identify with the latter and speak on their behalf. I bring this up because there seems to be a big students' movement across campuses brewing in Kolkata. This is like the tired call for workers to unite. Soon, the crowd will disperse. The clever and the cunning will find their way out. Who are we kidding?

I would like to see some article in Outlook on the Burdwan blasts, the mushrooming of Madrasas, the hypocrisy of salaried professors, the shallowness of students' politics in Bengal, poor infratrsucture in Bengal's educational institutions, the lack of broadband connection in Baidyabati, and the mystery of so few Facebook and Twitter users from Panihati. I would urge these two bongo-santans to join the faculty of Jadavpur University and ask these tough questions.

joghonno
Kolkata, India
D-15/4
Oct 22, 2014
05:08 AM

It is really a great gesture. If I remember correctly, Modi has already done this in 2001 celebrating diwali with earthquake victims in Bhuj.

Maha, NJ
D-14/15
Oct 22, 2014
04:02 AM

Completey agree with Mr Gautier....

Malala a Nobel winner??? 
Satyarthi a nobel winner???

Obama is also a winner, he made the world unsafe place, ISIS, failed afghanistan, Iraq, Muslim brotherhood.
This year Nobel prize has lost its relevance. Bunch of communist christians.

 






 

vimal
Munich, Germany
D-13/12
Oct 22, 2014
03:40 AM

Saba has changed so much. She does not speak against Modi any more. She will probably join BJP soon.

george
london, United Kingdom
D-12/11
Oct 22, 2014
03:39 AM

Amin Dada,

>> "CAIR organisation in the US which has been blacklisted by the US Government for its links to Islamist terrorism."

That is a lie!   ANWAAR, DALLAS, UNITED STATES

Any Muslim organization in the non-muslim countries will be under the scanner for terrorism. It is the people's perception. True or false, the doubt still exists. And so does the credentials of Anwaar. He can lie against others but when he is confronted with the truth, some very bitter, he calls people liars. He is actually speaking for himself.

george
london, United Kingdom
D-11/6
Oct 22, 2014
03:30 AM

The sage of Dallas is upset at the ignorance of the Australians. They invited Modi and not him, I mean the sage himself, who knows so much. 

george, london
D-10/4
Oct 22, 2014
03:26 AM

The beginning of the end of Congress.

george, london
D-9/25
Oct 22, 2014
03:24 AM

>>>>> Pakistan has a lot of terrorists but even if their number is one lakh, what percentage is that of a population of 184 million  Anwaar

Only Jihadis and their cohorts can speak like that. So if American drones kill few thousand pakistanis every month, what percentage is that of a population of 184 million. Great logic.    Every muslim is not a terrorist, but every terrorist is a muslim. Their numbers are not counted as percentage, and the community which breeds them and shelters them, are suspected. And the whole community is painted with the same brush. It is sad, but it cannot be helped. And in that perception, Modi is not alone.    
george
london, United Kingdom
D-8/1
Oct 22, 2014
02:44 AM

It was the man, Bill Clinton, who was the subject of virulent attacks, inspite of the fact that the girl was madly in love with him then.

And yet, look at the way females automatically play 'victim'! Are they trained, or is this genetic?

misogynist, chennai
D-7/4
Oct 22, 2014
02:42 AM

3 D Joshi

"Only when funds collected for the party goes to individual's 'Tizori' clean or not so clean comes into play...."

In politics, the corruption money was always 'for the party' as a hind thought after getting caught!

Here are the allegations made by Kejriwal against Gadkari in 2012 when he was in full swing - like in Sushma Swarajs case, there is no indication that the money went to the BJP:

http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/arvind-kejriwal-accuses-nitin-gadkari-of-grabbing-farmers-land_806150.html

"Is Gadkari a businessman or a politician?" he asked, and went on to answer that anyone with business interests could never honestly represent people`s interests.

The IAC leader said leaders of all parties – BJP, NCP, Congress, Shiv Sena etc – have power plants in Maharashtra and alleged quid pro quo among all the parties.

He added: "There will be no probe against Vadra or Khurshid or Gadkari... They are all in league with one another. They are looting the country together."

misogynist, chennai
D-6/2
Oct 22, 2014
02:27 AM

Janwaars.

Janwaar Bibi, BibiSarai
D-5/3
Oct 22, 2014
01:25 AM


> "will spend the day with our sisters & brothers affected by the unfortunate flood," Modi tweeted.

Is he now trying to be Gandhi II? Being Chhote Sardar is not good enough for him any longer!

Anwaar, Dallas
D-4/24
Oct 22, 2014
01:20 AM


Sandilya,

>> "say one need not give a damn about a small number of terrorists."

You still do not see the difference between blaming the terrorists and blaming a whole community! You are blinded by your intense communal hatred.
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-3/8
Oct 22, 2014
01:08 AM


Kailash Satyarthi is an Indian we should truly feel proud of. So is Swami Agnivesh.
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-2/2
Oct 22, 2014
12:54 AM


Happy Diwali everyone!
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-1/1
Oct 22, 2014
12:50 AM

Clearly, not only is Islam the Religion of Peace (TM) as it is practiced and as its adherents want but it is obviously also the Religion of Love.

Prashi, Mumbai