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D-42/5
Aug 22, 2014
11:15 AM

Modi has become so influential that when he visits one state, he can influence election results in the neighboring state. No wonder sworn enemies Laloo and Nitish had to patch up to face the Modi threat!

Ganwaar, Ganwaarpur
D-41/12
Aug 22, 2014
10:55 AM

" By the same reasonings, blacks in US have no reason to complain?"

1. India is a democracy and every citizen has the right to complain and seek redressal of grievances. Religion is no bar unless there happens to be a Shah Banu who cannot avail of the legal recourses available to other Indians.

2. The demographic statistics have been cited to counter the specious hypothesis enunciated by Anwaar that Muslims are less safe than Hindus.

3. The reasons for internecine violence have been discussed threadbare. The fact that minorities are dwindling in Pakistan and Bangladesh is also an irrefutable fact. I was just pointing out to Anwaar that instead of making ridiculous comments about the plight of Muslims in India, let him ask himself more relevant questions.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-40/7
Aug 22, 2014
10:45 AM

Hmmm Squealer's army of bleaters. {Ref is to Orwell's Animal Farm]

R. Saroja, Bombay
D-39/6
Aug 22, 2014
10:44 AM

hmmm; I thought my 'support' for you was becauseof your challenge to dhimmis, who were talking about "irrelevent" Yazidis' killing. Not the book itself.


I am lost; how on earth anything I wrote make you UPA spokes-person?
@_@


anyways, cheers :D

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
D-38/4
Aug 22, 2014
10:43 AM

VInod Mehta preaching about "interest" of reader and objectivity? Has Vinod ventured into writing jokes and comical satires after trying is luck in pornography and political journalism?

Bangalorean
Bangalore, India
D-37/28
Aug 22, 2014
10:37 AM

" Only a hate-filled moron would bring in a religious rite to defend himself from the charge of gloating over the gruesome murders by a crazed maniac who calls himself 'Caliph'"

1. It was a response to accusations of religious supremacy.

2. Only a moron will call it "gloating" when concerns are expressed about the genocides taking place in the name of religion. Only a moron will deny that Islamic fundamentalism is a grave threat to world peace. Only a moron will say that Islamists are not a threat because their actions will not lead to a world war.

"Look we are so much better than you now!" is a ridiculous response"

1. The USP of  proselytisers is "we are so much better than you." Nobody will seek converts if they did not believe so.

2. Calling non-believers kafirs and denying them equality with believers is an emphatic and blatant declaration of religious supremacy.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-36/11
Aug 22, 2014
10:30 AM

>> Muslims who accounted for 10% of the population in 1951 have burgeoned to 15+% while Hindus have declined from 88% to 80% today.

By the same reasonings, blacks in US have no reason to complain?

>>HAVE YOU EVER ASKED YOURSELF WHY ALL NON-MUSLIMS ARE UNSAFE IN MUSLIM MAJORITY COUNTRIES?

Yet the Yazidis have found refuge with the Kurds and are joining them in the fight against Islamists. Kurdish schools teach their students the best of all religions. Imran Khan supports Jehadists teachings in Pak School texts. Afghan school children were indoctrinated in Jehadi ideology through text books originally produced by US. Bosnia is not in news and it is not a theocracy. 

In fact those Muslim majority countries where the non- muslims are unsafe, the Muslim deviants from the officially recognized "Islamic line" are also equally unsafe. And what about the role of Saudi Arabia in indoctrination around the world?

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-35/106
Aug 22, 2014
10:23 AM

>> The states only pay lip service to religion while engaging in their state craft in the usual Machiavellian ways

This is Bull shit. The Paki leaders, Hurriyat, and of course the real leaders of Paki land, ISI, and the army, are as driven by religion and hatred towards Hindus, as Hafiz Saeed, Imran Masood, Owaisi, etc.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-34/33
Aug 22, 2014
10:15 AM

" Yes, but you are also a hate-crazed saffronite."

That, sir, is merely your opinion. As per your track record, your opinions are specious, bigoted and fly in the face of facts. In your lexicon, anyone who states facts which you do not like is a "hate crazed saffronite".

Notwithstanding your abusiveness and aggression, I will keep challenging you whenever you make outrageous comments that Muslims are more unsafe in India than Hindus.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-33/3
Aug 22, 2014
10:10 AM

An easy way to see whether a columnist is biased or balanced between two opposing ideologies is to do the following smell test: say they are "Sides"  A and B:

If the author does not have a mix of pro- and con- views for both A and B, then the author can be consider unbiased. On the other hand, if the author only plays good news about A and bad news about B (but never bad news about A or good news/views about B), then the author has a political agenda to push the interests of side A and must not be trusted.  

If A is pseudo-"secular"/pro-congress views and B is "communal"/pro-BJP views, as many columnists in Outlook are, then they are just openly biased and intellectually dishonest losers...as most columnists in Outlook are and have been for a while.

Of course, it is very funny to see Vinod Mehta pretend he really gives a damn about the interest of the reader...

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-32/20
Aug 22, 2014
10:06 AM

Ganwaar,

[[It is the Hindus in the U.S. who fully reap the benefits of American secularism and yet dole out millions to anti-secular hate groups in India such as the RSS and the VHP.]]

No Hindu group in the US has ever come under scrutiny for supporting/funding hate groups in any country. On the other hand, your beloved CAIR has been censured and several Muslim groups like LeT, Jaish, Hamas, etc. are actually banned in the US.

Will you just trot out unverified statements or will you actually provide some examples?

Ganwaar
Ganwaarpur, India
D-31/10
Aug 22, 2014
10:02 AM

@ Anwaar - "The point simply was why are Muslims less safe than Hindus in India."

Why do you keep twisting yourself into knots all the time with asinine comments?

1. Muslims are safer in India than in Muslim majority countries.

2. Muslims who accounted for 10% of the population in 1951 have burgeoned to 15+% while Hindus have declined from 88% to 80% today.

3. An Afghan is accused of rape and you jump to the conclusion that nearly 200 million people are in mortal danger in India. Superb logic.

HAVE YOU EVER ASKED YOURSELF WHY ALL NON-MUSLIMS ARE UNSAFE IN MUSLIM MAJORITY COUNTRIES?

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-30/5
Aug 22, 2014
09:56 AM

why waste your time on 'irrelevant' issues like killing of Yazidis.

ps: no, didn't read the book, so no comment.

For someone who is clueless about the book, a longish comment. 

>>pps: that article is from Jan 2013; I remember it was Delhi=UPA that time. I might be wrong though.

May be sanghis can explain why I am cast in the role of spokesperson for UPA/Congress. 

About killing of Yazidis or exodus of Kashmiri Pandits, if you fail to see the connection, I can't help it. In Pandita's book I noticed some observations, which I have seen nowhere else. That book deserves far more attention than that it has got so far.

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-29/4
Aug 22, 2014
09:42 AM

R. Saroja Bombay, India

Arey dhimmi,
If you are really serious, why no comment by you in this article? www.outlookindia.com/news/article/New-Delhi-Lacks-Vision-on-Kashmir-Author-at-JLF/788051 It is nearer home and relevant. I am looking forward to discussing Rahul Pandita's book with anyone who has read it.

>> It is nearer home and relevant
Exactly! why waste your time on 'irrelevant' issues like killing of Yazidis. Who cares.

Good going ma'am!
Saroja tum sangharsh karo,
hum tumhare saath hain
:D

ps: no, didn't read the book, so no comment.

pps: that article is from Jan 2013; I remember it was Delhi=UPA that time. I might be wrong though.

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
D-28/2
Aug 22, 2014
09:31 AM

When Devil himself starts quoting the scriptures, this is what you get.

Uday Sharma
Bangalore, India
D-27/105
Aug 22, 2014
09:31 AM
It has been 68 years since independence there is no change in Muslims mentality, the population growth 50% more than others. Education of children specially girls in Muslims and still old way thinking selling their daughters for money and child marriages. Population of 170 million in India, the second largest, wants consideration as minority. Where there is their majority, they behave atrociously. In Jogeshwari west, where their population is large, killing animals in open. I have seen with my own eyes. There should be some civilized way of living.
Praful R Shah
Houston, USA
D-26/3
Aug 22, 2014
09:26 AM

Arey dhimmi,

If you are really serious, why no comment by you in this article? www.outlookindia.com/news/article/New-Delhi-Lacks-Vision-on-Kashmir-Author-at-JLF/788051 It is nearer home and relevant. I am looking forward to discussing Rahul Pandita's book with anyone who has read it.

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-25/6
Aug 22, 2014
09:24 AM

Looking back one sees umpteen examples when opposition leaders and especially Modi was unfairly targeted by ruling dispensation of Congress and their reputation were sought to be trashed through low level character assasination attempts. But there are four major reasons why what happened at Kaithal was wrong. First,  Hooda has been one of the most dignified and fair CM. He has never insulted or unfairly targeted his opponents. Second, difference between vote share of Congress and BJP in Haryana during last elections is not all that much, Third even a recent media poll shows Hooda as first choice of people and last hasn`t BJP come to power claiming that it will change the public discourse for the better! 

col yogander singh, Mhow (MP)
D-24/28
Aug 22, 2014
09:09 AM

>>  While I eat beef occasionally, I think it is insensitive to celebrate beef eating. People's religious sensitvities must be respected.

Agreed for a change!

Bangalorean
Bangalore, India
D-23/11
Aug 22, 2014
08:32 AM

>>Ultimately, project Hindutva is a monster that will eat its own children as project Islamism is doing to it own

Eat its own nominal parents? Surely average Hindus and Muslims are not children of the monstrous Islamism or Hindutva. 

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-22/10
Aug 22, 2014
07:59 AM
Democracy is the ultimate coalition. It is Revolution by Evolution.

Consequently it is never static in it's composing constituents-even their definitions.

As democracy deepens, the idea of 'coalition' and 'live and let live' develops strength.

The social dynamics in South Asia ( or Indian subcontinent) have been unique since it developed the Coalition Society through a natural process- the society which the propogators of Hindutva do not stop hailing as the best and keep on talking of the 'assimilative and absorptive characterisitc of Hinduism' ( sadly without understanding how oxymoronic it is to conflate Hindutva with Hinduism).

Ultimately, project Hindutva is a monster that will eat its own children as project Islamism is doing to it own

Atul Chandra
mUMBAI, INDIA
D-21/104
Aug 22, 2014
07:57 AM


Saachbolo,

>> "I see islamic states and groups from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan to ISIS -- putting the literal meaning into action..."

This is an oversimplification. The states only pay lip service to religion while engaging in their state craft in the usual Machiavellian ways. Only the Talibans, ISIS, and sanghis do literalistic reading, although for different reasons.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-20/9
Aug 22, 2014
07:51 AM

>>  The point simply was why are Muslims less safe than Hindus in India.

You see this article as a proof that Muslims are less safe than Hindus in India? An Afghan, illegally residing in India, or a drunken fight between two acquaintances didn't stand out to you? The only thing you got from an article that doesn't even mention the word muslim is that muslims are somehow unsafe in India?

Can you ever see anything from a non-muslim perspective? Why does everything has to be about muslims with you?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-19/103
Aug 22, 2014
07:49 AM


D.L.Narayan,

>>>> "What makes a historian eminent ?"

>> "When Anwaar declares that the historian is a sycophant or a hate-monger."

You missed Suresh's point! He was referring to "Eminent Historians", the nemeses of the saffronites!

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-18/19
Aug 22, 2014
07:43 AM


Contrarian,

>> "Why sit on a high moral/intellectual perch?"

Exactly my point! Thanks!

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-17/8
Aug 22, 2014
07:41 AM


D.L.Narayan,

>> "MUSLIMS ARE FAR SAFER IN HINDU MAJORITY INDIA THAN IN MUSLIM MAJORITY PAKISTAN."

Do you have any brains at all? The point simply was why are Muslims less safe than Hindus in India.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-16/32
Aug 22, 2014
07:37 AM


D.L.Narayan,

>> "You are a saffronite whose life is devoted to badmouthing Muslims. Please don't call yourself a Hindu." 

>> "I am an Indian first and foremost."

Yes, but you are also a hate-crazed saffronite.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-15/27
Aug 22, 2014
07:34 AM


While I eat beef occasionally, I think it is insensitive to celebrate beef eating. People's religious sensitvities must be respected.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-14/27
Aug 22, 2014
07:24 AM


D.L.Narayan, 

>> "Nothing is more assertive of religious supremacy than shouting from the rooftops (minarets) " La illah ila Allah, Muhammad rasool Allah" five times a day."

Only a hate-filled moron would bring in a religious rite to defend himself from the charge of gloating over the gruesome murders by a crazed maniac who calls himself 'Caliph'. You are beyond the pale!

>> "Today, nobody is burning widows, sacrificing humans or carrying out crusades."

Those are good examples of what misapplications of religions can do, irrespective of whether it was done yesterday or is being done today. Saying, "Look we are so much better than you now!" is a ridiculous response.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-13/26
Aug 22, 2014
07:11 AM


Ghai,

>> "Tamil Nadu panchayat president’s hubby chops teen’s hand for ‘disrespect’

>> "A drowning sinking man and races catch the last straw."

Is this all you have to say about this ghastly event? What kind of people are you?

Anwaar, Dallas
D-12/25
Aug 22, 2014
07:09 AM



Mohan,

>> "Denial is never going to help. Until this is accepted and sincere efforts are put by religious sccholars..."

This is sheer ignorance and over-simplification.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-11/1
Aug 22, 2014
06:53 AM

 
Good for her; bad for the bystanders and the policeman.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-10/1
Aug 22, 2014
06:48 AM


Good article! The U.S. cannot defeat terrorism without bearing down on Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-9/1
Aug 22, 2014
06:24 AM


All columnists have their agendas. It is upto the editor to select an assortment of columnists who balance each other out and upto the reader to be skeptical.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-8/24
Aug 22, 2014
02:37 AM

23 D DLN

"Being in denial only worsens matters."

It is no good to say that terrorists 'do not have a religion'. This rubbish is propagated by the goddist media.

The truth is: ALL religionist terrorists are evil. Moslemist are the worst.

Misogynist, Chennai
D-7/1
Aug 22, 2014
02:29 AM

So whats headline news about this loot?

Go to any politicians home, and you ll find more.

Misogynist, Chennai
D-6/1
Aug 22, 2014
02:26 AM

India pushed for reforms in 1991 because of the IMF loan terms. Dont let the politicians fool you.

Misogynist, Chennai
D-5/1
Aug 22, 2014
02:24 AM

The decimation of the Congress is close ( unless BJP commits a blunder ). Happily for us, its end is near.

However, the leaders of the Congress are too arrogant and thick headed to see the writing on the wall.

Misogynist, Chennai
D-4/1
Aug 22, 2014
02:22 AM

Every scoundrel today knows that crying 'rape' is the magic word that gets media and public symapthy.

Misogynist, Chennai
D-3/102
Aug 22, 2014
01:25 AM

What is more abominable than spreading anti-Muslim hate in a forum in which both Hindus and Muslims participate? But understanding that must be beyond you! ANWAAR, DALLAS, UNITED STATES

Nobody has the brains or intelligence as Anwaar has. He is very broad minded, as his fellow religionists are, and only the Sanghis are bad. hatred towards others is in the DNA of the muslims. Others have learnt hatred from them.
george
london, United Kingdom
D-2/3
Aug 22, 2014
01:09 AM

British has finally left India for good.

george
london, United Kingdom
D-1/23
Aug 22, 2014
12:37 AM

"Religions have been known to ispire even burning of widows and human sacrifice. Euroean Christians brought two extremely bloody crusades to Jerusalem."...Anwaar

Today, nobody is burning widows, sacrificing humans or carrying out crusades. 

What is relevant today are the activities of ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Qaeda, Lashkar e Toiba, Jaish e Muhammad, Indian Mujahideen, Tehreek e Taliban and many such radical Islamic groups. Extreme terrorism, beheadings, kidnappings, suicide bombings, forcible conversions, massacres are some of their favourite methods to achieve their objective of making the world a better place.

Instead of accepting that there is a massive problem confronting the world, you hark back to the crusades and various evils that are extinct. Being in denial only worsens matters.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
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