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D-16/1
Oct 31, 2014
04:02 AM

This minister seems to relish wars.

misogynist, chennai
D-15/1
Oct 31, 2014
04:00 AM

"Why would the RSS chief talk to UGC chairman on how education should be?" 

Brainwashing is at the heart of any ideology, especially religion.

misogynist, chennai
D-14/33
Oct 31, 2014
03:58 AM

So these wealthy people were allegedly depositing 100s of crores in Swiss Banks for a paltry 3% interest - because they could not 'invest' it in India - like the politicians routinely do - for much better returns?

MGRs money was famously carried in gunny bags, but are actually invested along OMR, engineering and medical colleges. Kanimozhis 200 crores for the 2G scam are in her TV channel. Even Vadra has investments in DLF. 

Should we believe this cock and bull story by the BJP, that there are 'billions out there'? 

misogynist, chennai
D-13/17
Oct 31, 2014
03:56 AM

I think we are giving too much importance to this news. Purely from an event perspective, it's a religious event. Inviting co-religionists from other places, and not inviting Hindus from India, is okay with me.

At the same time, of course, it's not so simple. It's a political statement. Unfortunately for the sickos, it's a stupid one. It ends up showing them as idiots, uncouth, anti-national, and communal (all terms apply to them, but this act highlights it).

It's perfectly okay to slam the sickos for this, but no reason to feel agitated about this. Such acts in fact, are good for BJP.

And BTW, isn't there a non-bailable warrant against Bukhari? This might be bad timing, but Modi needs to act against him.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-12/1
Oct 31, 2014
03:49 AM

'Narcotics' is an easy excuse to plant innocent people.

SL judge knows very well that a matriarchal society will support her judgement to kill the 5-8 innocent males.

Indian should be reacting more strongly. Is Modi awake to this?

misogynist, chennai
D-11/3
Oct 31, 2014
03:40 AM

Well done Outlook!

One would have hoped that the committe would have taken a wholistic view, rather than decide on the basis of a few select articles.

WMS seems composed of the worlds leading anti-male media. A bad omen for gender neutral reporting.

misogynist
chennai, India
D-10/30
Oct 31, 2014
03:34 AM

>> But a half century of posts in my interactions page in a day is a bit overwhelming.

Then stop lying so much.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-9/16
Oct 31, 2014
03:32 AM

>> Like Michele Obama giving him a miss.

Has Shahi Imam also started sleeping with Obama?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-8/2
Oct 31, 2014
03:27 AM

If riots spread and he (Modi) is unable to control them, especially in BJP-ruled states, the contentions, images and politics of 2002 will come back to haunt. Muslims, of course, will not return to him, but many Hindus who voted for his governance and growth promise, not for Hindu nationalism, will also desert him."
indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/sparks-not-fires/

Is this why sickos are promoting riots?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-7/1
Oct 31, 2014
01:55 AM

Arms race  is one way India can bankrupt Pakistan because just to keep up with India, Pakistan will have to spend huge per centage of its GDP to purchase arms. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-6/2
Oct 31, 2014
01:51 AM

In India for proving any charges for any criminal activities, all you can say reliably is when you will start investigation.  You never can tell when it will be finished.  Recently there was a story about a postman who was removed from his service in 1984 for allegely stealing 50 Rupees.  He was found innocent in October 2014.  They say 1/3rd of our prison population of alleged criminals whose trial is not even started.  So about the Black Money, only thing government can say is when it can begin, not when it can end.

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-5/2
Oct 31, 2014
01:31 AM

"a Beijing-based organization"

Didn't you feel ashamed of being honored by a 'free media' honoring organization from "Beijing, China"?

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
D-4/28
Oct 31, 2014
01:18 AM

 
Old repressions, new tyrannies: by Shiv Visvanathan

Majoritarian definitions of the world can articulate old repressions, once illegitimate, into new tyrannies. Narendra Modi has acquired an electoral majority but this new majority seeks a redress of old scores. This majority feels that years of appeasement have spoilt minorities and it now wants a redress on its terms. For decades, the silent majority had to suppress its sense of religion, folklore to adjust to a secular modernist space. Today, it treats those categories with contempt. Mr. Modi, the majority feels, has liberated India from the hypocrisy of secularism. At these moments, the majority voices the need to reassert itself, creating a more defined intolerance for minorities.

This situation has explosive possibilities. Michael Mann, in a classic study of Africa, has shown that instabilities of electoral democracy have led to genocide, where one side decides that electoralism is fragile and opts for exterminism. One tries to eliminate rather than subdue the opponent. The opponent from rival becomes the enemy to be eliminated.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) through its acts of appropriation and rewriting history is turning history into a fragile object. Every emerging party has a right to challenge history to redress old wrongs but rewriting can become sinister.

A certain idea of India has become dominant, and in many ways it is pretentious in its inclusiveness. Yet, as one draws a scenario of such forces — a nationalist diaspora, a weak party system, a silent media, a majoritarian democracy, a vulnerable minority — one realises that democracy faces threats from within. The question is whether India has the imagination to sense the ironies and paradoxes it is currently creating and combating them in the future.

www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/lead-article-old-repressions-new-tyrannies/article6545466.ece

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-3/15
Oct 31, 2014
01:01 AM


Our so-called "Shahi Imams" have been a source of embarrassment for us for a long time. It is time this outdated dynastic system is abolished.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-2/1
Oct 31, 2014
12:32 AM


Sparks, not fires:  by Ashutosh Varshney 


"Hindu-Muslim segregation, in daily life and associations, was the best predictor of rioting. If India’s future economic growth produces bridging ties between Hindus and Muslims, one should expect riots not to have a large resurgence. . . . If riots spread and he (Modi) is unable to control them, especially in BJP-ruled states, the contentions, images and politics of 2002 will come back to haunt. Muslims, of course, will not return to him, but many Hindus who voted for his governance and growth promise, not for Hindu nationalism, will also desert him."
indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/sparks-not-fires/

Anwaar, Dallas
D-1/1
Oct 31, 2014
12:18 AM

 
Congrats, Outlook! Independent and liberal voices are needed now more than ever.
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
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