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D-121/1
Jul 22, 2014
06:54 PM

One of the most useless books written about Gandhi was written by Gandhi himself-his autobiography.

Though "Hind Swaraj" tops the list. That is supposed to be his "political treatise" -a book which is pure garbage in reality.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-120/236
Jul 22, 2014
06:48 PM

"This is not because Prof Rao has so far distinguished himself as a writer about “history and tourism management”"

So basically unless one gets a certificate from mofos like Irfan habib and Romila Thapar, they have to be ignored is it? How about wendy dongdinger? is her approval necessary before anyone can talk about their version of hinduism?

This is a clever game that these left-wing asswipes like the one who wrote the above play -- basically they are in charge of issuing certificated of worthiness when it comes to history, and of course, no one with a different narrative will be considered worthy. These intellectually dishonest mot#$%ckers think they can hijack the narrative and continue the trend that the rat bast*ard nehru started.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-119/235
Jul 22, 2014
06:46 PM

"Typical of you to cite the deeds of a bunch of lunatic psychopaths in Iraq or Nigeria as being "the current reality".

Dear jihadi asswipe, this also happened this week in Tamilnadu (Al Umma) and by the jihadi pony owners in J&K that deliberately created violence to shutdown amarnath pilgrims. Now, asswipes like you and India "secular" left-wing sh*theads would have howled if your pilgrimage to mecca was hampered by non muslims, and yet these wanton acts of violence by muslim jihadi mofos are all because "they are bad muslim" "psychopaths", and "no real muslim would commit violence against humans" because the prophet said some sh*t about it, right? Never mind that most muslims die because of muslim on muslim violence, and all the violence is done by people who quote the Quran verbatim and believe in the written words explicitly, so if any misinterpreting is being done here, it is by the dissembling aholes who call themselves "moderate muslims" like anwaar here.......and yet we only hear howls of protest when Israel refuses to be cowed down by jihadi tactics of hiding among children women, and in mosques and hospitals.  If you want to commit violence and then weep over the dead bodies of your children, well, f**ck you asholes. You want war, you shall have it.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-118/5
Jul 22, 2014
06:31 PM

So the CJI refused to promote the judge in question on THREE occassions. Manmohan personally demanded an explanation as to why the judge was not promoted.

Given this paper trail, Manmohan should stop hide behind the pant of Bharadwaj(he is an expert hiding behind the saree of Sonia. Now he has started this habit of hiding behind pant) and give us an explanation.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-117/1
Jul 22, 2014
06:29 PM

First Netaji and his darling son..., and now this guy!

K Sinha, Phoenix
D-116/5
Jul 22, 2014
06:08 PM

There is no truth to the rumors that Naidu has converted to Islam and is now going to Iraq to fight along with ISIS. He is simply doing a tamasha for one day.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-115/1
Jul 22, 2014
06:04 PM

I am just wondering. I don't see any statement from our Gurus/swamis/spiritual leaders condemning this.

I know they can't make statement on every issue. But many of them made statements during elections to support political parties or oppose some parties. If they can make statements to support political parties, why not to condemn social issues like this or corruption?

Don't the Gurus think that this issue of violence against girls/women is a serious issue and they should condemn it publicly? 

himanshu, New Jersey
D-114/4
Jul 22, 2014
05:58 PM

even if he wanted to appease, why didnt he just wear traditional indian muslim dress? why Arab costume? Have indian muslims and seculars completely surrendered to Arab fascism that in India is also called 'islam' or 'secularism'

lotiq
J, United States
D-113/234
Jul 22, 2014
05:57 PM

All those of us who care about books should welcome the appointment, as head of the Indian Council of Historical Research, of Yellapragada Sudarshan Rao. This is not because Prof Rao has so far distinguished himself as a writer about “history and tourism management”, which is the department of Kakatiya University in Warangal he headed before retiring to head an RSS-backed project to “write history from a nationalist perspective and popularise Sanskrit”, two aims which naturally go together for the RSS.

No, we should welcome it because, hopefully, a larger number of Indians will now be exposed to the school of history – and tourism management – that Prof Rao represents. It has often been remarked that Indian humour writing is just not funny enough. With the ascent of ICHR’s Prof Rao and his fellow-travellers, the humour deficit in our literary output will unquestionably be made up.

ICHR’s Prof Rao has been unjustly castigated for a blogpost that he wrote in which he looked forward to a glorious future for the caste system, concluding thus: “The roots of positive aspects of Indian culture are so deep that the merits of ancient systems would be rejuvenated.” This unfair coverage by a biased paid media should not stop people from reading other posts on his blog. I recommend the one on how Mexican ziggurats reflect Vedic/Aryan philosophical principles, as also the one explaining how all “Hindu religious practices, customs, vratas or festivals and rites have a scientific base”. This last also includes an answer to the much-asked question: “Why are the fish and the pebbles in Ganga not attaining Moksha?”

One of the luminaries of the thankfully obsolescent “academic” establishment (henceforth referred to as “Marxists”, “Congressis”, “traitors” and ““ISI-backed intellectual mujahedin” interchangeably), Romila Thapar, has had the poor grace to call attention to the fact that Prof Rao – now the Indian government’s point man on matters historical – has not published any peer-reviewed work. As the many distinguished historians who write late-night blogposts on the internet have already pointed out, this reflects poorly not on Prof Rao, but instead on every single historian who has been peer-reviewed. I personally cannot understand why Prof Rao’s work on spiritualism and postmodernism has not been published to great acclaim by a major academic press. It begins, after all, by pointing out the unvarnished truth that “India with its unbroken civilisation since times unknown has no parallel in the world” (take that, China!) and then makes the unimpeachable point that “only the modern European concepts of nationalism and liberal democracy divided the country”.

Prof Rao, sensibly, cares nothing for these peers. Who are they to review him? His first two press releases as head of ICHR do not mention these peers, who are mainly Marxists, Congressis, or Minorities anyway. Instead, both thank his academic mentor, “Pujya Sri Mahamahopadhyaya Dr K Sivananda Murtyji”. This eminent historian is a Warangal-based homeopath and spiritual leader. Prominent among Mr Murty’s pronouncements is the sterling call for a new Constitution for Hindustan” which “should create a new Hindu nation-state which will be founded on Hindu ideals”, because, as reported by a devoted listener, “India is not ‘Bharat’ but an artificial entity based on a pseudo-secular anti-Hindu philosophy called ‘Indian Constitution’.” To our country’s eternal loss, the Marxist anti-nationals paid by the Vatican and the Saudis who dare to call themselves “eminent historians” have not permitted to be published in book form the thoughts about history summarised thus: “Our ancient India was subordinated to this newly created pseudo-secular anti-Hindu, pro-Muslim and pro-Christian Indian Republic.”

Among Mr Murty’s loudest followers is the renowned blog-reviewed historian of ancient India, astrologer David Frawley. Mr Frawley is white, which means that our patriotic nationalists are particularly desperate to hear praise from him on the subject of our glorious past. His books The Myth of the Aryan Invasion of India and In Search of the Cradle of Civilisation are particularly worth reading. As the patriotic historian’s favourite source, Wikipedia, points out, eminent historian Deepak Chopra has described them as “ground-breaking” and they have been reviewed by eminent peer-reviewed historical journal Yoga Today. They argue that the earlier Vedas, which the Marxist-Missionary nexus describes as being from a pastoral society, were actually written in the Indus Valley Civilisation – sorry, the Saraswati Valley Civilisation. It provides conclusive proof, in the unquestionably Indic form of frequent assertion, that it was from India that the Aryans spread out to Iran, Central Asia, and finally Europe. Such claims are looked down on by evangelical Christian CIA agents like Chicago’s Caroline E Haskell Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions Bruce Lincoln, who describes them as "exercises in scholarship (= myth + footnotes)”. Eh, but what does he know.

If not for little-known presses like Voice of India – founded by Sita Ram Goel in 1983, a man described by Mr Frawley as “one of India’s most important thinkers in the post-independence era” – we would be tragically unaware of this wonderful stream of little books that span the genres of history, myth, humour and tourism management. Mr Goel won eminence as a historian writing books about the destruction of Hindu temples by marauding Muslims that relied exclusively on the Muslims’ own accounts of the numbers of people dead and temples destroyed. He rightly believed that contextualising such claims with the likelihood that they were warlike or poetic exaggeration was the kind of thing done by Nehru-Gandhi-loving pseudo-secular time-servers. (Such context is only necessary, according to Mr Goel’s acolytes, when studying accounts of the killing of Buddhist monks by Hindu kings.)

Mr Goel was introduced to an amazed and adoring reading public through a series on the op-ed page of The Indian Express in the 1980s, which he owed to the good offices of Arun Shourie, then editor. Mr Shourie, at least, is one scholar of history and tourism management who has done his duty by the reading public in terms of volume and volumes. Frankly, the only sad part of Mr Rao becoming India’s leading historian is that it could, instead have been Mr Shourie. The “reformist” government may not value his economic expertise, but, as befits a group of interestingly educated people, it certainly deserves his expertise as the most eminent Indian historian. And tourism manager. www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/mihir-s-sharma-eminently-funny-historians-114072101199_1.html

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-112/22
Jul 22, 2014
05:55 PM

"Amit Shah’s elevation as BJP boss should dent party in the long-term. If it doesn't, that would be a sure sign of an irreversible decline in our moral standards.]"

I thought the election of Modi as PM showed the irreversible decline in our moral standards. No??

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-111/305
Jul 22, 2014
05:38 PM

@ VNK Murti - "Why the page refresh is necessary at all in the first place?"

Simple. Each time a page refreshes, a new set of advertisements are loaded thereby generating revenue.

Don't expect OLI to revert back to a system which will reduce advertisement income.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-110/3
Jul 22, 2014
05:32 PM

I also hope Naidu went to the shooting spot in a camel.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-109/3
Jul 22, 2014
05:31 PM

A surprisingly good article in The Hindu about Bihar

www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/mandal-20-versus-the-new-hindutva/article6234697.ece

It has been a long time since I agreed with anything appearing in the Hindu edit pages.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-108/2
Jul 22, 2014
05:24 PM

He could have gone there with 4 wives.

K.Suresh
Bangalore, India
D-107/1
Jul 22, 2014
05:07 PM

Katju is the Sagarika Ghose of judiciary.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-106/21
Jul 22, 2014
05:05 PM

Ganwaar,

[[Amit Shah’s elevation as BJP boss should dent party in the long-term. If it doesn't, that would be a sure sign of an irreversible decline in our moral standards.]]

Yeah right. If Jihadi's wishes are not fulfilled, it means our moral standards have declined.

Ganwaar
Ganwaarpur, India
D-105/1
Jul 22, 2014
04:48 PM

Telugu comedian Brahmanand is facing a tough challenge.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-104/1
Jul 22, 2014
04:47 PM

>> "The Law Minister said the judge has since retired and is dead. The judges of the Collegium have also retired. Quoting the Supreme Court's observation in the Shanti Bhushan case, he remarked the "clock cannot be put back"."

How about jailing the DMK minister instead ?

>> "How did DMK members and a Minister interfere in judicial appointment?"

Only NAC chairperson can answer this question.

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-103/233
Jul 22, 2014
04:39 PM

"This distinction is a new and convinient invention. Varna does not mean free choice. It means color or outward appearance."

Ah!! The sanskrit expert!! The root word from which varna comes means "to choose".

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-102/232
Jul 22, 2014
04:26 PM

There is something in caste, so far as it means blood; such a thing as heredity there is, certainly. Now try to [understand] — why do you not mix your blood with the Negroes, the American Indians? Nature will not allow you. Nature does not allow you to mix your blood with them. There is the unconscious working that saves the race. That was the Aryan's caste. Mind you, I do not say that they are not equal to us. They must have the same privileges and advantages, and everything; but we know that if certain races mix up, they become degraded. With all the strict caste of the Aryan and non-Aryan, that wall was thrown down to a certain extent, and hordes of these outlandish races came in with all their queer superstitions and manners and customs. Think of this: not decency enough to wear clothes, eating carrion, etc. But behind him came his fetish, his human sacrifice, his superstition, his diabolism. He kept it behind, [he remained] decent for a few years. After that he brought all [these] things out in front. And that was degrading to the whole race. And then the blood mixed; [intermarriages] took place with all sorts of unmixable races. The race fell down. But, in the long run it proved good. If you mix up with Negroes and American Indians, surely this civilisation will fall down. But hundreds and hundreds years after, out of this mixture will come a gigantic race once more, stronger than ever; but, for the time being, you have to suffer. The Hindus believe — that is a peculiar belief, I think; and I do not know, I have nothing to say to the contrary, I have not found anything to the contrary — they believe there was only one civilised race: the Aryan. Until he gives his blood, no other race can be civilised. No teaching will do. The Aryan gives his blood to a race, and then it becomes civilised. Teaching alone will not do. He would be an example in your country: would you give your blood to the Negro race? Then he would get higher culture.

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From the Vedic story of Satyakama Jabali to Mahadaji Shinde every page of our history shows that the ancient Ganges of our blood has come down from the altitudes of the sublime Vedic heights to the plains of our modern history fertilizing much, incorporating many a noble stream and purifying many a lost soul, increasing in volume and richness, defying the danger of being lost in bogs and sands and flows to-day refreshed and reinvigorated more than ever. All that the caste system has done is to regulate its noble bood on lines believed-and on the whole rightly believed-by our saintly and patriotic law-givers and kings to contribute most to fertilize and enrich all that was barren and poor, without famishing and debasing all that was flourishing and nobly endowed.

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-101/10
Jul 22, 2014
04:08 PM

Hansraj the then Law MInister of Congress confirmed thath there was very intense presuure from DMK not to sack the Judge .

But bravelly HansRaj say he did not succumb to pressure .

If so the who assured Mr Mnamohan Singh not to worry and go ahead to USA he will handle the SC Judges not to sack the corrupt Judge ?? And SC Judges did not sack the Judge !

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-100/1
Jul 22, 2014
04:02 PM

What is lost in the discussion is, appreciation of a very tight bowling by Jadeja (and Bhuvi) from other end.  Because the English batsmen could not score from that end, they decided that they can score only on Ishant.  Hence they started to take risky chance on Ishant's bowling and paid the price.  This reminded me of West Indies tour of India in late fifty.  Indian batsmen hated to play against Gilchrist so much that they tried to score on Wesley Hall's bowling and gave him more wickets.

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-99/1
Jul 22, 2014
03:48 PM

IS it not the time now that India has the kind of US system of senate vetting of all positions at any designated major institutions? When such appointments are publicly scrutinised there will be a clear transparency and people in their lives intending to aspire for high positions will be very careful about their own behaviour. It will be an automatic corrective mechanism for keeping the highner echelons of Govt cleaner.

Prakash
Harrow, United Kingdom
D-98/25
Jul 22, 2014
03:45 PM

Wise decision Sushma ji.

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-97/1
Jul 22, 2014
03:43 PM

'' Panga'' they first take , then the World has to bail them out time and again. Why can't they live in peace ?

Arab Lands,Pakistan,Burma,China,Afghanistan,Talibanising UK schools ,Terror in India,300 Indian Muslim boys gone to Iraq to join ISIS-their parents banging door after door in Delhi with appeals to bring back the misguided youth back and demanding the Zihadis who Talibanized their wards to be crushed.

No doubt the misguided youth could have been extracted from the hands of the hardliners on Indian soil but thne moment if started advance neuralizing action in India then Muslims would have been on roads shouting Modi sarkar is crushing us .Our Zihadi-Psecu-Rudali brigade have been on this Board and all over beating breasts did non't we warn of Modi ??

No body can do any thing to help them .

Allah hi Malik hein .Woh hi kare toh kare kutch .Insan ke bas ka mala nahin hein -Jab suntey hi nahin toh koi kaya karey  !


 

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-96/11
Jul 22, 2014
03:21 PM

9 D

It is very easy to enrage madmen like DLN, and this is precisely wy te media hyperreports any crime against women - to negatively stereotype men and subject them to even more unfair violence.

Misogynist, Chennai
D-95/304
Jul 22, 2014
03:17 PM

298 D Outlookindia

"...Thus, by definition, anyone who is about to post a comment, would have to be logged-in, the page refresh will not be applicable...."

Shows that the media does not a. read b. understand c. care d. all of the above.

Typical of Indian journalism, which is only interested in propaganting its own ( ant male ) ideologies.

Misogynist
Chennai, India
D-94/8
Jul 22, 2014
03:10 PM

ONE woman becomes pwerful, and look at the venom she spits on males, withe utter impunity and disregard!

THOUSANDS more males become powerful, BUT are expected to dole their money and sympathies, to women colleges, women pensions, feminit schools, and women this and that....

THIS SOCIETY IS BIASED AGAINST MALES, AND INDIRA NOOYI'S BIAS IS ONLY A TIP OF THE ICEBERG.

Misogynist
Chennai, India
D-93/9
Jul 22, 2014
03:01 PM

The Indian judiciary is a FARCE.

It is the source of the rotten core of Indian democracy itself.

However, Corruption is just one of its worries in a whole list - casteism, religionism, regionalism, delays, inefficiency, unaccountability, misandry, etc. etc. Just the tip of the iceberg.

Misogynist
Chennai, India
D-92/2
Jul 22, 2014
02:53 PM

This is true. One such entrapment of an uneducated pizza shop worker by an undercover FBI agent occurred not too far from where I live.

ANWAAR, DALLAS

Agey kis ki bari ???
Hoshiar-Bach ke ,FBI bahut kareeb aa gayee hein .

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-91/2
Jul 22, 2014
02:44 PM

UP Governor Kureshi a few hrs before retireing that even God-Allah can't stop rapes !!!

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-90/8
Jul 22, 2014
02:41 PM

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Corrupt-judge-charge-Katju-poses-six-questions-to-ex-Chief-Justice-of-India/articleshow/38851042.cms 

''Corrupt judge charge: Katju poses six questions to ex-Chief Justice of India

NEW DELHI: Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju, who alleged that three Chief Justices of India made "improper compromises" during UPA rule in allowing a judge under corruption cloud to continue in office on Tuesday, posed six questions to one them, Justice R C Lahoti, on the issue.

Katju asked if after receiving the adverse IB report against the additional judge, Lahoti, who was then Chief Justice of India, called a meeting of the three-Judge Supreme Court Collegium, consisting of himself, Justice Y K Sabharwal and Justice Ruma Pal, and the Collegium, having perused the IB report recommended to the Government of India not to extend the 2-year-term of that additional judge? ""



 

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-89/1
Jul 22, 2014
02:40 PM

India is an uncivilized nation for your girl child.

David Rukstales, Tokyo
D-88/1
Jul 22, 2014
02:37 PM

India is an uncivilized nation for your girl child.

David Rukstales, Tokyo
D-87/1
Jul 22, 2014
02:37 PM

What is stopping you from taking your Caste share of land from India and building your own nation as per "Communal Award"?

David Rukstales, Tokyo
D-86/1
Jul 22, 2014
02:36 PM

Tell YADAVS to take their Caste share of land from India and go build their own nation as per "Communal Award". They're less than 1% in India.
 

David Rukstales, Tokyo
D-85/1
Jul 22, 2014
02:35 PM

Chop off his hands

David Rukstales, Tokyo
D-84/231
Jul 22, 2014
02:33 PM

"  I asked you whether you are being disrespected by Muslims because you are an idol worshipper."

Not in India but on several occasions in the middle east.  Taxi drivers often ask, "Are you a Muslim?" When I tell them I a Hindu, they mockingly ask, "Do you worship cows?" In Europe or far east or anywhere else, nobody cares what my religion is. 

"As I said, the current reality is that Dalits are still being treated as untouchables in much of our countryside."

Untouchability is a crime and has been outlawed. In many parts of Noth India, medieval practices prevail. But, we have come a long way and Dalits have progressed a lot and have risen to the very top. Some Dalits even function as priests. The current reality is that soon, the last vestiges of this heinous practice will be eradicated.

"I also reminded you that a Muslim techie was killed in Pune by Hindu Rashtra goons for no other reason than the fact that he was a Muslim."

It is the exception and not the rule. The population of Muslims vis-a-vis Hindus is on the rise in glaring contrast to the minorities in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

" In any case it has been a learning experience for me even if I had to be rough at times to expose the real D.L.Narayan."

Again, I have to remind you to focus on the message not on individuals. I am insignificant and it doesn't matter what you think of me or if you have "exposed" me. 

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-83/1
Jul 22, 2014
02:33 PM

Tell DALITS to take their Caste share of land from India and go build their own nation as per "Communal Award".
 

David Rukstales, Tokyo
D-82/24
Jul 22, 2014
02:22 PM

>>Yeah. Gandhi wanted all Jews to commit suicide

When England went to war in September, 1939, she included India in the declaration without consulting her. This undiplomatic reminder of their subjection offended the Indians. Gandhi and most of the Congress leaders, however, sympathized with the Allies, and when Nehru issued a statement saying “a free India” would willingly associate with other free nations, Gandhi supported it even though it was not entirely consistent with his total faith in nonviolence. “My aim is not to be consistent with my previous statements,” he observed, “but to be consistent with the truth.”

But England refused to take the hint and offered India nothing. Congress then decided not to aid Britain in the war. Some Indian leaders wanted to turn on Britain while she was under assault by the Nazis, but Gandhi said, “We do not seek our independence out of Britain’s ruin.”

In 1940 Congress again offered to support England if India were granted freedom. But the Prime Minister, the same Winston Churchill who earlier had said that Gandhi had to be crushed, was adamantly opposed to such a trade. One of the reasons he offered was that he would not turn over power to an Indian government unacceptable to the Moslems.

Congress now threatened a campaign of civil disobedience, but Gandhi, unwilling to weaken England while she was under heavy attack, confined it to having Congress leaders speak out against the war and go to jail. Congress cooperated, as did the British, and over twenty-three thousand persons were arrested.

When Japan joined the Nazi cause in December, 1941, the situation changed dramatically. India’s cooperation or noncooperation could now seriously affect the war in the Pacific. Britain immediately freed some of the political prisoners, while Gandhi advised the greatest nonviolent resistance campaign in history if Japan attacked.

www.progress.org/biographies/biography-of-gandhi-13-dont-cut-india-in-two/

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
D-81/7
Jul 22, 2014
02:15 PM

It is "Why after 10 years?" now.

If after retirement, the question would have been "Why after retirement?"

9 years ago "Why after full 1 year?"

Katju may not be a 'Saint' - (as per HRBharadwaj, who himself is no saint) - and legally the Katju revelations do not matter much now. But nobody can deny the malice that afflicts the judiciary. The reputation of SC lies tattered and it can no longer hold the moral high ground.

K.Suresh
Bangalore, India
D-80/6
Jul 22, 2014
01:53 PM

Why is Mr. Katju being lambasted at all for the "delay" ? After all it was he who first brought the corrupt reputation of judge Ashok Kumar to the notice of the then CJI Lahoti which resulted in an enquiry and the IB report. The then system comprising the corrupt combine of the UPA (mainly the Congress and the DMK) and a supine CJI mocked at the findings and did not take follow up action. Instead it is the then government, personified by Manmohan Singh and the retinue of three CJIs who gave extension after extension and finally a confirmation to Askok Kumar, who should be hauled over the coals for their deliberate complicity and not Mr. Katju for the perceived inaction.

Whatever one might say about Mr. Katju, he is a no nonsense, straight talking Individual. If you watched Karan Thapar's TV  with him on Headlines Today on 21st. July you would have been struck by his "Yes" or "No" and clear, unequivocal answers to all  the probingly leading questions put to him. No prevarications, no waffling, no dissimulations.

In any case if Mr. Katju had not "delayed" the matter and raised the issue at any time earlier during the last 10 years what on earth would have been achieved with the Manmohan Singh government being in power ?

Ramesh Ramachandra
Bangalore, India
D-79/8
Jul 22, 2014
01:53 PM

The kangress toadyism is on display. "Snide remarks", "no resposibility for Gujarat riots", "crude casteism", "nasty side" etc. I am not surprised that the usual readers here overlook it. They are generous in victory.  Or perhaps they did not read about our journey to soft fascism and no, not a historic win.

Tearful Onion
Jhumri Talaiyya, India
D-78/20
Jul 22, 2014
01:49 PM

Communalist,

[[Modi supporters are basically muderer supporters. They will suport any Hindu murderer.]]

The Prophet killed many of his enemies, and not all of them in war. Many of them were killed AFTER they were captured and were at his mercy. What does that make of him?

Are you a murderer supporter too?

Ganwaar
Ganwaarpur, India
D-77/1
Jul 22, 2014
01:43 PM

Why is Mr. Katju being lambasted at all for the "delay" ? After all it was he who first brought the corrupt reputation of judge Ashok Kumar to the notice of the then CJI Lahoti which resulted in an enquiry and the IB report. The then system comprising the corrupt combine of the UPA (mainly the Congress and the DMK) and a supine CJI mocked at the findings and did not take follow up action. Instead it is the then government personified by Manmohan Singh and the retinue of three CJIs who gave extension after extension and finally a confirmation to Askok Kumar who should be hauled over the coals for their deliberate complicity and not Mr. Katju for the perceived inaction.

Whatever one might say about Mr. Katju, he is a no nonsense, straight talking Individual. If you watched Karan Thapar's TV interview with him on Headlines Today on 21st. July you would have been struck by his "Yes" or "No" and clear, unequivocal answers to all  the probingly leading questions put to him. No prevarications, no waffling, no dissimulations.

In any case if Mr. Katju had not "delayed" the matter and raised the issue at any time earlier during the last 10 years what on earth would have been achieved with the Manmohan Singh government being in power ?

Ramesh Ramachandra, Bangalore
D-76/9
Jul 22, 2014
01:27 PM

Why is Mr. Katju being lambasted at all for the "delay" ? After all it was he who first brought the corrupt reputation of judge Ashok Kumar to the notice of the then CJI Lahoti which resulted in an enquiry and the IB report. The then system comprising the corrupt combine of the UPA (mainly the Congress and the DMK) and a supine CJI mocked at the findings and did not take follow up action. Instead it is the then government personified by Manmohan Singh and the retinue of three CJIs who gave extension after extension and finally a confirmation to Askok Kumar who should be hauled over the coals for their deliberate complicity and not Mr. Katju for the perceived inaction.

Whatever one might say about Mr. Katju, he is a no nonsense, straight talking Individual. If you watched Karan Thapar's interview with him on TV on Headlines Today on 21st. July you would have been struck by his "Yes" or "No" and clear, unequivocating answers to all  the probingly leading questions put to him. No prevarications, no waffling, no dissimulations.

In any case if Mr. Katju had not "delayed" the matter and raised the issue at any time earlier during the last 10 years what on earth would have been achieved with the Manmohan Singh government being in power ?

Ramesh Ramachandra, Bangalore
D-75/230
Jul 22, 2014
01:19 PM


D.L.Narayan,

>> In Mosul, Iraq, an ancient Christian monastery, has been attacked without provocation.

Typical of you to cite the deeds of a bunch of lunatic psychopaths in Iraq or Nigeria as being "the current reality". I asked you whether you are being disrespected by Muslims because you are an idol worshipper. As I said, the current reality is that Dalits are still being treated as untouchables in much of our countryside. I also reminded you that a Muslim techie was killed in Pune by Hindu Rashtra goons for no other reason than the fact that he was a Muslim. Your penchant for putting Muslims down and whitewash Hindu deeds is pathological and the product of a very sick mind. While there are several hatemongers in this forum, my interst in dialoguing with you arose from the fact that you presented yourself as a moderate, mature and knowledgeable man. Perhaps you do not have any awareness of the depth of your prejudice and hatefulness. In any case it has been a learning experience for me even if I had to be rough at times to expose the real D.L.Narayan.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-74/229
Jul 22, 2014
01:17 PM

" Without the concept of varna the caste system would not have gotten such an authoritative imprimatur."

1. All the members of different castes were Aryans during the Vedic age. They were ethnically homogenous so the question of different skin colour did not arise.

2. Non-Aryans were assimilated at a Without the concept of varna the caste system would not have gotten such an authoritative imprimatur.date with the spread of urbanisation.

3. All societies are racist and xenophobic to this day. Not at all surprising that ancient Aryans thought that one of their varnas or attributes was their fair colour or varna.

It is the inherent racism that endowed the caste system with an "authoritative imprimatur" and not the scriptures.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-73/7
Jul 22, 2014
01:05 PM

" So instead of staying at the office and working until midnight, which she normally would have done, she decided to go home at 10 pm and tell her family. She found her mother waiting for her at the stairs. “

If Nooyi usually works till midnight, why was her mother waiting for her at 10 ? It is obvious Nooyi was not into doing household chores - neither was it needed nor did she have time.  Who is she kidding ?

K.Suresh
Bangalore, India
D-72/228
Jul 22, 2014
01:00 PM

"Being excluded is even worse than originating from the feet of the Creator, isn't it? In any case Dalits do resent such depictions."

1. In the Vedic age, 5000 years ago, Aryans were basically a tribal, nomadic people. Their society excluded outsiders. The present day Dalits are descendents of the non-Aryans of that period which lived in different settlements and had their own lifestyles, religion and languages.

2. The Dalits have every reason to feel aggrieved and Hindus are ashamed of the way Dalits were treated. However, these practices did not originate from the Purusha Sukta. 

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-71/227
Jul 22, 2014
01:00 PM


D.L.Narayan,

>>  "Jati and Varna were not coined recently"

Without the concept of varna the caste system would not have gotten such an authoritative imprimatur.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States