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Jul 30, 2014
12:32 PM

Bugging seems to be an important part of the Narendra Modi/Amit Shah style government.

Anwaar, Dallas
Jul 30, 2014
12:29 PM

Saini shaeb (33/D-121), aap to violence par utar aye, and that was not my intention.

My point was to point out a connection between our hardening external policy parallel to the general rise in intolerance levels of our state apparatus. Bauxite in Niyamgiri -- mine it, screw the tribals, in any case, they need to join the mainstream; Narmada -- the SC said increase height by 12 metres, so off with the affected and the NBA; Jaitapur -- what do those locals know about nuclear power, bring on the reactors, France might otherwise get upset; Maoism -- let's deploy the Cobra and the air force and wipe them out; student protests -- kids should be studying and becoming obedient citizens, clamp down on campus politics. One can go on for a fair bit.

I've only said please give it a thought; meanwhile we need to go to wherever we need to earn a living -- to the ISIS-infected area or to Burkina Faso. That's how it is.

Ref. my comfortable lifestyle: Can't say i'm not, but that's because i've got a job which allows me to scrape through (i'm not jesting), and i'm sort of satisfied with what i've got, materially. Would i mind a bit more? No at all, just to elevate myself from this scraping-through scenario every few months, and to possibly have a bit extra in my pocket. Am i worried about it? Can't say i am, except during the scraping-through period. Am i in a better state than many others? A no brainer really -- without a shadow of doubt.

Santosh John Samuel
Kochi, India
Jul 30, 2014
12:26 PM

> "A rogue state is one that functions with total disregard for international law, norms and values; indeed, it is indifferent to any constraints on its conduct, arguing that it faces such extraordinary threat that for its self-preservation and the protection of its interests and values, it cannot allow any restrictions on actions taken by it. By this yard-stick, Israel has been a rogue state for several years."

Now they are biting the hand that feeds them! For the first time we see this headline in the middle of a war: "US Fuming Over Israeli Criticism of Kerry".


Dallas, United States
Jul 30, 2014
12:22 PM

"Why don't you and Ghai start writing about the rape epidemic, the persistence of untouchability in our villages, the increasing intolerance and violence of RSS spawned groups, the falsification and trivialization of Indian history by sanghis"

The DOUBLE STANDARDS of Anwaar are clearly exposed.

1. "Rape epidemic": When Muslims are involved, rape has no colour. When Hindus are involved, it is Hinduism's fault.

2. Persistence of untouchability: Any talk of Hinduism and Anwaar is quick to flog dead horses like sati and Dalit oppression. Anti-untouchability movement was initiated more than a century ago and Hindu rdligious leaders have unequivocally condemned it. The government has stringent laws to deal with it. Just like gender inequality persists even in the west, likewise with vestiges of caste inequities in India. Traditions cannot be wiped out overnight. NOBODY IS IN DENIAL AND THERE IS NO SUPPRESSION OF SUCH NEWS. Wish one could say the same about you.

3.The "falsification and trivialization" of Indian history by sanghis - It is just course correction, undoing the damage done by assorted sarkari whitewashing falsifiers of medieval history. A prejudiced person like Anwaar will deny that Islam in India was anything but violent and disruptive and de-falsification as its opposite. 

4. "Bringing in Muslim laundry from far away places": Thus speaks the worthy who is neither limited by time and space. Every time Modi was mentioned, he took us to Hitler's Germany. He condemns Hindutvawadis" as "heartless" for not siding with Hamas in Gaza but insists that what happens in Nigeria (Boko Haram) and Iraq (ISIS) should not concern us since they are "faraway places".

Janus kahin ka.

Visakhapatnam, India
Jul 30, 2014
12:17 PM

> "Israel has long been a rogue state in that for decades it has violated international law in countless ways. Examples of that include, to name only a few: its illegal occupation and settlement of Palestinian territories; its refusal to allow Palestinian refugees the right to return to their homes in accord with UN Resolution 194; its 7 year old siege of Gaza, which has been characterized as illegal by such groups as the Red Cross and Amnesty International as well as by UN officials like Desmond Tutu, Navi Pillay, and Richard Falk. Furthermore, Israel can also be considered a rogue state in view of its frequent invasions of neighbouring countries and its frequent mass murders of civilians, which we have seen in such cases as 2014’s Operation Protective Edge, 2012’s Operation Pillar of Defence, 2008-09’s Operation Cast Lead, the 2006 assault on Lebanon, the Sabra and Shatila massacre and many more besides all the way back to the 1947-48 Nakba upon which Israel was founded."

Seems the world is waking up to the fact that the West has created a monster in the Middle East by arming it way beyond its needs and by not using West's bargaining chips to pressure Israel to reach a just settlemet.

Dallas, United States
Jul 30, 2014
12:04 PM

I watched all the wrestling matches yeterday night .

Indians made me proud.

Sushil Kumar with Pak Wrestler fight lasted only less than 2 minutes minutes .
Our Girl from Haryana was superb too .So was Amit Kumar too .

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
Jul 30, 2014
12:03 PM

Hooda by being Vadra"s broker has managed to stay as CM,not that Birender Singh is a saint or any better.

BJP going alone will be a boast for cadre in Haryana

harun, chennai
Jul 30, 2014
12:01 PM

>> Can you picture a situation in Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi or just about any Moslem majority country, where a Moslem converts openly to another religion, and makes critical or derisive remarks about Islam after the conversion?

Can you imagine that even in secular India?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
Jul 30, 2014
11:57 AM
So now ??
Can we comment dear Secu Brother ? 
ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
Jul 30, 2014
11:50 AM

The Selective Hyperreporting by the Antimale Media with the Intent to Negatively stereotype males in General ( SHAMING ) is clearly paying off, in hindering the investigations into the  (rare, but ) GENUINE rape.

It is also obvious, that any adult male, suspected of sexual hyperactivity, cannot be rehabilitated, thanks to the media stereotyping.

Misogynist, Chennai
Jul 30, 2014
11:47 AM

" Ghai has devoted his life to collecting Muslim bad news with a passion and devotion which would have served him well if he had concentrated his efforts on his own community'

Our duty is to take along 17 crs Indian Muslims .And if we have differences then resolve and proceed ahead .
I never criticise or abuse Muslim Indians .

But there are also Muslims outside India .What they are killing each other and also others.

World is criticizing them .
But the moment any Indian writes about the threats being created by Jihadi Policies of the Muslims you pounce upon them with hammer and tongs.

You accuse me of posting anti-Muslim news.Brother I just refer and give links from the current Newspapers what is happening in the Muslim world .

Due above you label me anti-Muslim and Muslim hater.

Brother my duty is toward Indian Muslims not like you who has self nominated himself Khudai Faujdar !

By the way you are at least paste 50 minimum anti-Hindu links here daily .Latest is from renowned Mullah PUNWANI .

Sorry sir -we are supposed to take care of our Indian MUslims not the Muslims World over.


ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
Jul 30, 2014
11:25 AM

<p>&nbsp;Nagaraj i dont support such use of Sports platforms to convey a Political message,,the Islamic world is making a big deal about the violence in Gaza as if it was new.</p> <p>How many of them have stood up against tyrants among themselves,none.</p> <p>Islamic rulers have been accused of worst violation of human rights,the ISIS indulging forced marriage and human right abuses has not shaken the Muslims to protest.</p> <p>Nagraj you have not used the site to convey any message or view,but only show your dislike to a section.</p> <p>Yes there are distortions in the way the Muslims go about ,they are getting exposed and the Religion has been brought to shame.</p> <p>Why flog a dead horse.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

harun, chennai
Jul 30, 2014
11:05 AM

Even while the investigation was on, the police/governement were forced to give-in to media-led pressure, who were baying for blood. Tardy pace of investigation and governement nonchalence have added to this mess.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
Jul 30, 2014
11:04 AM

Weight Lifting Ant
(a modest estimate says an ant can carry 50 times its body weight)
By SAMAniyan
I was tongue tied immediately after reading the article “Sanskrit in 7 days” with the picture of a weight lifting ant. Then I recovered and started some research. The outcome is this article.
Mr.Sunil Menon, the author writes, “ Instead of a ‘week’ that recalls Aryan gods (in Brahmin avatar) disposing of Asura kings, why not have a rotating festival… a Tamil week in Jaipur, a Munda week in Nagpur, a Khasi week in Katwaria Sarai, a Maithili week in Thane? Cities have ‘sister’ cities. Why not tongues?”
It is a marvelous idea if it is “in addition to…..and not instead of….”
Regarding the Brahmin avatar almost all the Gods are non-brahmins- e.g.,Kshatriya, yadav. In Ramayana there was a Asura king Ravan,a Brahmin who was killed by Sri Ram,a kshatriya. While Sri Ram is a dear God to Hindus, Ravan is not. Even Hanuman, a monkey is worshipped by the Hindus.
Does the author think that there are no Aryan Gods (in Brahmin avatar) mentioned in Tamil, Munda, Khasi, Maithili, Malayalam, Telugu etc. and so it is safe to organize weeks for them?
The author who says that the week (Sanskrit) will recall Aryan Gods (meaning only) says earlier,” It’s true, Sanskrit is the coded key not just to liturgy and religious philosophy but to endless vaults of neutral, secular knowledge—atheist doctrines, works on logic, grammar, aesthetics, musicology, what not…...” Is he sure that none of these topics will be dealt with during the week?
According to the author ‘Sanskrit in not the mother of all languages’ is one of the “good linguistic grounds”. From this I understand that only mother of all languages has the right to be celebrated for a week. If this is the case it applies to all languages. This again means one has to be content with his/her mother tongue only. And therefore his suggestion of celebrating language weeks in Jaipur or Nagpur or Katwaria Sarai or Thane become null and void.
The second ground he mentions is, “… we already have an undeclared bilingualism in much of the ‘Hindi belt’, and an education system that teaches you to hate your home language everywhere.” It will be appreciated if he gives an account of what all he has done to stop this bilingualism and rectify the education system.
His third point is” a hidden paradox: the very idea of a simplified, conversational Sanskrit. This is a Vedic costume fantasy: its proponents thrill to a false, shallow idea of Indians speaking in Sanskrit!” Probably he does not know that there are Indians –particularly in Uttarakhand and some villages in karnataka who speak Sanskrit just as others speak Hindi,Tamil,Kannada or any other language for that matter. There are dramas, movies and discourses in Sanskrit. Now a days Sanskrit is taught irrespective of caste or religion. A few years back a Muslim girl got the highest score in Sanskrit examination conducted by Sri Kanchi Kamakodi Mut, Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu. A sincere research on the study of Sanskrit in India will give the author an idea of those who are learning the language.
Let me quote the words of a Great dreamer of a mighty India “Today many nations are trying to research Sanskrit writings which are there in our ancient scriptures. I understand that there is a wealth of knowledge available in Sanskrit which scientists and technologists are finding today”. He is none other than Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam!
Mr.Sunil Menon further says, “It becomes doubly dicey at this juncture. The fiat comes from the ‘autonomous’ CBSE, a thin veil. The chain of causation, everyone knows, goes back to the party in power—and how it casts everything in an idiom of Reconquest troubles the waters by definition.” Actually the trouble is looking into everything through a tainted glass. If some other party had done this everything would have been all right.
Thus the author has criticized celebration of Sanskrit week in CBSE schools. Does he know that teaching of Sanskrit in CBSC got a favorable judgment of the Supreme Court of India on an appeal opposing the language on the grounds that it was against secularism? The Supreme Court’s verdict was that teaching Sanskrit in the schools was not against secularism.
Is he aware that different student associations like Commerce/History/Tamil/Telugu/Urdu/Arbic etc., associations, to organize programs annually. The nature and duration of the programs will vary.
So what could be wrong in Sanskrit week being organized in CBSE schools teaching Sanskrit? For the author’s information JNU has been organizing Sanskrit week annually. Let him go back to the party in power. Unfortunately for him it was Congress led UPA which had been allowing it. Did they have any hidden agenda? Were the proceedings devoid of Aryan gods and Brahmin Avtars, disposing of asura kings?
Above all did Mr.Menon oppose it and if so with what result?
It is interesting to know that Bharath Ratna Dr.B.R.Ambedkar as the chairman of the constituent assembly of India moved an amendment to substitute Sanskrit for Hindi as the official language. However, Hindi with Devanagiri (Sanskritized) script won the race to become the official language. As we all know BabaSaheb was a Dalit, not a Brahmin and his mother tongue was Marathi, not Sanskrit. At that time there was a signatory who said, “I offer you a language which is the grandest and the greatest, and it is impartially difficult, equally difficult for all to learn.” He was Mr. Naziruddin Ahmed, from West Bengal, a member of the Muslim League. Obviously he was not even a Hindu leave alone being a Brahmin.
In this context it may be noted that main reason for opposition to Hindi as official language was that it would favor those whose mother tongue was Hindi and be a disadvantage for those whose mother tongue was not Hindi. Kindly relate this to the above statement of Mr.Ahmed.
Incidentally, the author of Gayathri manthra (Sanskrit) was Rishi Viswamitra who was not a Brahmin and the manthra is chanted daily by the devout Brahmins. This manthra which was not supposed to be made known to others is being chanted these days by many who are not Brahmins.
Knowledge is power it is said. Learning as many things, including different languages adds to one’s power. We proudly declare that a particular person is proficient in so many languages. But with regard to our children we want to deny opportunities for them to widen the knowledge base and to access power.
The discussion can go on and on and enough at present.
Sanskrit or any language for that matter will not be the loser as those who want to learn for some purpose or other will go on learning. Christian missionaries learnt the local tongues to propagate Christianity. Traders learn to converse in local languages; tourist guides to improve their customer base, writers in search of plots and translation and so on. Germans learnt Sanskrit (still learning it) and assimilated its rich contents for their development. Foreign universities offer Sanskrit courses for its students. For some purpose or other Sanskrit will be learnt by people from different soils. This language has been alive for thousands of years and will continue to contribute its vast treasures for the seekers for many more years.
To conclude, we ignored our ancient medical practices and home remedies with the result that foreigners claimed their patents. Our ancient Ayurvedic, Siddha and native medicines have become ‘alternates’ to Allopathic. Because of Tamilnadu’s apartheid to Hindi many unemployed youth now curse their elders for curbing their job opportunities and interactions in the wider world. The lesson, we will be the losers if we do not come out of our bigotry or bias.
Are we going to let this trend of bigotry, branding and looking through tainted glass to continue? Or are we going ahead with open mind?
Jai Hind!
(I wish to thank Shri. Makarand Paranjape from whose article I borrowed some valuable information)

Tiruchirapalli, India
Jul 30, 2014
10:47 AM

"And those hindus are never afraid of their lives because they know they will not be killed. A Dalit professor has written WHY I AM NOT A HINDU .."

Well observed, George. There are many examples like this. Kamala Das, the poet, converted to Islam, and made some derogatory remarks about Hinduism. Although she was somewhat criticised by the VHP, her life was never in danger at any time. Can you picture a situation in Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi or just about any Moslem majority country, where a Moslem converts openly to another religion, and makes critical or derisive remarks about Islam after the conversion?  They would not last a week, may be not even a day.

Varun Shekhar
Toronto, CANADA
Jul 30, 2014
10:42 AM

"instead of bringing in Muslim laundry from far away places?"

Alternatively, why are Moslems so interested in events that really have nothing to do with them? It's understandable if Palestinians-of all backgrounds- become very passionate about what's taking place. But why subcontinental Moslems?  One can, of course, protest as a concerned individual, but why bring in Islam and religion into it? 

And, why do Indian Moslems become agitated when Moslem invaders and rulers are criticised and their many brutal misdeeds highlighted?  They are surely not identifying with those Moslem invaders, are they? If they are, don't expect any empathy from other Indians.

Varun Shekhar
Toronto, CANADA
Jul 30, 2014
10:40 AM

@AKGhai - "Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Tadav boths' duty to bring crime under control . But how can they when their own Papu and Imaran Masood have fomented riots in SharanPur and attacked Sikhs and their Gurdawara ??"

Doesn't it prove crime is in their control ?

Bangalore, India
Jul 30, 2014
09:34 AM
The recent war in Gaza needs to be presented in its bare bone facts. Israel has been occupying West Bank for decades and slowly building their settlements expelling Palestinians from their own homes (and land) legitimising thereby their occupation. As far as Gaza goes, Israel has been blockading the territory with the ultimate aim of choking the Palestinian population there to perish. The recent fight back by Hamas needs to be assessed in that context. The aim of Hamas is to break through that blockade, if they can achieve by firing rockets at Israel. Hamas has repeatedly announced that they would halt their firing as soon as Israel would lift their blockade of Gaza. It is a life and death problem for the survival of Palestinians. And for those who categorize Hamas as a terrorist group, they need to be reminded that it was Israeli Mossad who germinated Hamas as a counter force to Arafat's crusade for an independent Palestinian State. In this context Modi has played a great role in India's foreign policy matter by putting his foot down to reverse the run of the mill BJP's stand and casting India's vote in the UN to condemn the ongoing Israeli attack in Gaza. This is right in India's national interest to say that India cannot approve her ally (?) Israel to violate human rights !
Pinaki S Ray
Adelaide, Australia
Jul 30, 2014
09:23 AM

At Sharjah Pakistani players would do a namaz on the pitch whenever they won against India.That will be the next step by Moeen Ali if he gets five wickets.

S.S.Nagaraj, Bangalore
Jul 30, 2014
08:51 AM

"I have been hearing this "deepening ties" phrase at least since 1998. How much more can you deepen it?"

Oh, it can go real deep, as deep as the depth of obama and kerry's brain where it resides up their nether end.

Krupakar Kolbatla, Mumbai/Pittsburgh
Jul 30, 2014
08:50 AM

"Yes, but will he get a visa to visit India?"

PM Modi has already said he wants a purely transactional relationship, so Kerry and Obama can shove their "strategic" relations up their nether ends. Stupid, worthless mother#$%^ers, these american democrats.

These aholes are now starting a new cold war with Russia because they are that kind of slimy shith*eads. I piss on Obama and his ancestors. Thoo.

Krupakar Kolbatla, Mumbai/Pittsburgh
Jul 30, 2014
08:47 AM

"John Kerry, in Hindi, plays music for Modi ears, says this is a ‘transformative moment’ in Indo-US relations"

This is the Indian Express headline. The low IQ losers in the Indian english media think that the ahole democrats like Obama and Kerry are doing modi a big favor by saying meaningless sh*t like the above. This Ahole kerry says sh*t like this even as he and Obama and the mother@#$ers in the US state dept. and think tanks like Brookings support Pakistan creating mayhem in Afghanisthan.

The sh*theads in the Indian English media should move to pakistan and raise the average IQ of both countries -- these guys seem to think pakistan is just like India anyways. Nothing like experiencing the real pakistan, so that they don't mislead Indians who have the misfortune of reading their worthless "liberal" opinions on pakistan

Krupakar Kolbatla, Mumbai/Pittsburgh
Jul 30, 2014
08:47 AM

Is Rajasthan the next Gujarat? Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje is trying to transform her state into an economic powerhouse with a raft of reforms. A chronicle of the change that’s underway


Good article. 

Adiipur, India
Jul 30, 2014
08:35 AM

The writer has managed to write about Israel palestine conflict, which is a fight between jews and muslims,  without using the word Islam or muslims. But he has managed to slip in the word Hindutva !!!!!

This is what propogandist, politically-false-and-mutilated journalism looks like.

FactGarh, India
Jul 30, 2014
08:30 AM

"This is a country that has survived in the teeth of constant hostility, winning several wars against a united Arab force; and, as the legend goes, never gives in to hostage-takers, kidnappers and those who try and use ‘terror’ as a tool to marginalise it. "

Are these people whom Israel/Jews are fighting, muslims or Buddhists ?  

FactGarh, India
Jul 30, 2014
08:22 AM

OLI, run some stories on illegal appointments by Huda Gov on some Commission post. Where the controversy originated from.

dinesh chauksey, BHOPAL
Jul 30, 2014
08:20 AM


Do you know the muslim riot leader of Saharanpur, Muharram Ali  or the rape suspects in Bangalore ? Did you meet them at an iftaar party by chance ? 

FactGarh, India
Jul 30, 2014
05:03 AM

MR.Jinnah used islam to get pakistan. Mulayam and the congis used, and still does, Islam to get votes. Why it is only Modi who gets the blame?

london, United Kingdom
Jul 30, 2014
04:59 AM

Mr.Nasar, if Indians vote for Modi, what is your problem? 

london, United Kingdom
Jul 30, 2014
04:57 AM

'' This and much worse things will happen with impunity.Let us face the fact that in India Muslims have to pay a price to live and Hindus are dangerously and irrationally communal.There is a myth being spread by RSS that Hindus are peace loving and let the world be known they are one of the most violent religions in the world who have a leader worshipping firearms.'' NASAR AHMED, KARIKKUDI, INDIA

Nasar, Muslims are the only people in the world who terrorise the majority wherever they are, be it in Mumbai, Madrid, or London. Have you ever heard a Pakistani Hindu terrorise the Muslims? Never. Have you ever asked yourself why.

london, United Kingdom
Jul 30, 2014
04:51 AM

'' Indian Muslims should thank their parents for staying back in India " MJAkbar

Millions of Hindus and Sikhs have migrated from Pakistan because they could not live there. Many muslims also did that when they went to Pakistan. Anyone who thinks India is not a nice place to live, are most welcome to go anywhere they like. The door is open.

The country was divided in the name of religion. The integrity of Indian Muslims will always be questioned. It gets worse, when some India muslims, collaborate with Pakistanis to create terror network in india. This is the truth, like it or not.

london, United Kingdom
Jul 30, 2014
04:44 AM

Indians are far more polarised today than they had ever been. And Muslims, from India and Pakistan, must take a lion's share in this polarisation. Modi has used this to his advantage.

london, United Kingdom
Jul 30, 2014
04:40 AM

I am not a fan of VM, but on this count I support him. India lacks the basic facilities which degrades the human dignity. Let the government start a fund where overseas indians can also contribute. Ask the business houses to sponsor one district each, and get toilets in every house in every village.

london, United Kingdom
Jul 30, 2014
04:35 AM

Akash Verma from Chennai, your observation is correct. Indians are least interested in Gaza. But then so are the ordinary people in muslim countries. The ordinary people is more interested in improving their daily lives. Indians support israelis because like israel, India is also surrounded by enemies. 

london, United Kingdom
Jul 30, 2014
04:31 AM

Surrounded and outnumbered in every respect by hostile nations, Israel has no choice.Call them a rogue, or whatever, they do not care.

london, United Kingdom
Jul 30, 2014
04:26 AM

''India's emerging relationship with Israel is based on economic and security cooperation. And the country's support to Palestine earlier was based on Congress's muslim appeasement policy which was helpful neither to India nor to Palestine.

Should India side with Israel and reap in the benefits or should it agonize alongside Palestine? Its a no-brainer.'' SAFIUDDIN, WARANGAL, INDIA

Very soon Anwaar will call you sanghi. But  Anwaar will not survive one single day in USA if he ever says anything against the Jews. And he knows that well.

Israel is a very powerful nation. In technology, in defence, agriculture and in innovation, there is no parallel to them. India has everything to gain from Israel. That does not mean Indians will not consider the plight of the Palestinians. For centuries, India gave shlter to the opressed people of the world. India were opressed but did never reciprocate.

Palestinians must stand on their own feet. No arab country will help them in their need. Under the circumstances, reconciliation is the oly way out.

london, United Kingdom
Jul 30, 2014
04:11 AM

Anwaar, there are many bad things in hindu society and people do comment on that. And those hindus are never afraid of their lives because they know they will not be killed. A Dalit professor has written WHY I AM NOT A HINDU  and he had given many interviews why he thought like that. Nobody threatened him or tried to kill him. But Muslims, sorry to say, cannot take any criticism lightly. Can you imagine a muslim writing a similar book such as WHY I AM NOT A MUSLIM. That muslim guy will be killed instantly, and there will be a lot of violence.

Any logical thinking people will tell you religion was created by Man. That is why in all religious text books you will find many verses and sermons which are inconsistent with modern society. But these texts reflect their minds of that age and time. But Muslims believe Islam was specially created by God. And that is why, Muslims feel, all other religions are nowhere as good as Islam. 

london, United Kingdom
Jul 30, 2014
03:50 AM

The whole thing is a joke. Here we have a Cm who dreams of ruling the country but does not have the ability to rule one state. And then she abuses the PM for telling some unpleasant truth. 

london, United Kingdom
Jul 30, 2014
03:00 AM


I meant, "Sick humor! Heartless too."


Anwaar, Dallas
Jul 30, 2014
02:57 AM


>> " you can find Indian Hindus who are to sympathetic to the plight of Palestinians."

True, but not Hindutvawadis. Not the "Internet Hindus".

Dallas, United States
Jul 30, 2014
02:49 AM

Akash Verma,

>> "Since when did Gaza has electicity? I am very impressed with the technological progress made by Palestinians."

Sick humor! Heartlee too.

Anwaar, Dallas
Jul 30, 2014
02:46 AM


>>>> "There is plenty of Hindu dirty linen to be washed judging by the daily city news of our newspapers"

>> "That is how it should be. Things will not change if everything is swept under the carpet."

Then why don't you and Ghai start writing about the rape epidemic, the persistence of untouchability in our villages, the increasing intolerance and violence of RSS spawned groups, the falsification and trivialization of Indian history by sanghis like Dinanath Batra and Y.S. Rao instead of bringing in Muslim laundry from far away places?

Dallas, United States
Jul 30, 2014
02:42 AM

"outfits" similar word is never used for islamic, communist, socialist or congressi organisations

anshul, indore
Jul 30, 2014
02:39 AM


>>>> " Tweeting, "“Only the Gujarat model, that worked from 2002 in containing their rioting elements, can work. Apply across Bharat,” is inflammatory, hate-inciting and aimed at communalizing the atmosphere.

>> "The mistake is in saying worked FROM 2002. It should say AFTER the 2002 riots. After 2002 riots, Gujarat has done remarkably well."

After the nation-wide and world-wide condemnation that Modi's Bajrangis received  in 2002, they would think twice, no 20 times, before they start another bloody massacre in Gujarat.

Anwaar, Dallas
Jul 30, 2014
02:10 AM

> "... the former Supreme Court Chief Justice had given a ruling in 2013 quashing an FIR against the present BJP president Amit Shah."

That should earn him at least a governorship!

> "Instead, the Government could consider his candidature for the position of Lokpal."


Anwaar, Dallas
Jul 30, 2014
02:04 AM


I do not take the villagers into consideration because we can always blame poverty and illiteracy for their habits.

Do you travel by long distance trains in air conditioned compartments? Check the toilets used by affluent passengers.

Did you notice how people throw their garbage in the most upscale sections of any large Indian city? Did you notice how people spit on the sidewalks from the passing BMWs? 

Did you experience the morning commute by any Churchgate or VT bound Mumbai suburban train keeping both your eyes and nose open to the human activities along the tracks? 

Are we talking about poor, uneducated people? It is a cultural issue with all Indians - urban and rural, rich and poor alike.

NEW YORK, United States
Jul 30, 2014
02:04 AM

This sordid story seems to be like wheels within wheels. Gang rape of a six year old girl! Those guilty must be severely punished.

Anwaar, Dallas
Jul 30, 2014
01:58 AM

It is a masterly selfie, not a case of being photobombed at all.

Dallas, United States
Jul 30, 2014
01:54 AM

The I.Q. level of many U.S. Congresmen, especially right wing Republicans, is abysmal. They are further dumbed down by FOX TV News and Russ Limbaugh.

Dallas, United States
Jul 30, 2014
01:40 AM

Historians slam Dina Nath Batra's books

Leading Indian historians on Monday slammed former school teacher and activist Dina Nath Batra's books which have been recommended as secondary reading in Gujarat schools, saying they were nothing but works of “fantasy”. Batra uses stories of saints and demons to interpret history and includes historically inaccurate, and sometimes politically incorrect, anecdotes such as a story about a royal couple being blessed with children only after devoted cow-worship.

“The contents are so absurd that any reaction would seem superfluous … it was an insult to the people of Gujarat that their children were being exposed to this “nonsense”."

“Young minds are being exposed to misinterpretations of the past and even the present...... the issue should not be reduced to a debate of left versus right..... The point here is whether the person has any semblance of scholarship, any track record.”


Dallas, United States
Jul 30, 2014
01:05 AM

Ideology as a cover for political agenda: New ICHR Chief is a Communal Ideologue

by Ram Puniyani,

Prof. Y. Sudarshan Rao, not much known for his academic accomplishments in the discipline of History, has been appointed as the chief of ICHR (Indian Council for Historical Research). As per him the “Most of the questionable social customs in the Indian society as pointed out by the English educated Indian intellectuals and the Western scholars could be traced to this period of Muslim rule in north India spanning over seven centuries.” He argues that “The (caste) system was working well in ancient times and we do not find any complaint from any quarters against it.”

Had Prof Rao done some rational study in to untouchability, caste system and other practices, which were criticized by many during rising Indian national movement, he would have known that caste system’s adverse effects were not due to the rule of Muslim kings, but were inherent in scriptures, which reflected social system of that time. As such the social arrangement of that time gradually got transformed into hereditary system. With this purity-pollution came in; an accompaniment much before the advent of rule of Muslim kings.


Dallas, United States
Jul 30, 2014
12:39 AM

@ASHOK KUMAR GHAI..you mean israel should remain silent and let Hamas run amock with its destructive rockets..and what will happen if Hamas gets exposed to the world...what the world is doing about Mosul Christians being prosecuted by ISIS?

most stupid and naive thought of the day...

Luckily they donot decide israel's defense strategy looking at comments posted on outlook

pune, India
Jul 30, 2014
12:18 AM

Good to see all seculars now ganging up against Batra.

lucknow, India
Jul 30, 2014
12:07 AM

Good article to keep anti Modi rants happy. Modi came to power thanks to his critrics. He cares two pence for those who have given the verdict in two months. In the meantime, govt will pick up the pace and u all eat crow. Which has become a gourmet dish of many.

madrid, Spain
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