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Nov 21, 2014
07:53 AM


Oh yes, you are right, my wording does mean what you say. I must have mis-interpreted your post at the time of writing. And that was an error on my part. Sorry about that.

I guess, I remembered by reading your post, that in the past there was a case reported where someone was given a huge loan, and ultimately the bank had to write off that loan. I found now this point has been mentioned by one poster in the TOI column referenced also as follows :

"Whatisthere Inaname • 605
• MD ALAM • Johor Bahru • 2 days ago .
Vijay Mallya took such a loan in the past and SBI had to write off that. Now this one too will be written off in due course of time. It is our money going down the pocket of Adanis and Ambanis"

At the spur of the moment, this case must have confused me and my write-up should not have been directed to you.

Thanks for alerting me.

Pinaki S Ray
Adelaide, Australia
Nov 21, 2014
07:28 AM

Here are the facts. The chief justice fired the CBI director without any basis. That he "refused to pass an elaborate order on the issue saying that it would tarnish the image and reputation of the premier agency" translates to "trust me, I am right". 

But this is not surprising. Supreme court has been gradually usurping power and behaving like an emperor for a long time. What's surprising is that they fired the top cop mere 12 days before his retirement. What could the CBI chief have done or reveal in 12 days? This is the court who has no hesitation in reverting 20 years old decisions. I smell rat here. 

Rajesh, Phoenix
Nov 21, 2014
07:17 AM

What does Cameron Know? He should consult Vinod Mehta before making stupid statements like this. Everyone knows it is Pappu and not NaMo who has a vision.

Cdr Arun Visvanathan, Chennai
Nov 21, 2014
03:44 AM

Bravo for that guy who tried to rescue the girl. Hope he is safe, and that the goondas are punished appropriattely.

And Outlook (and media in general) need try to raise their standard. Unlike the last incident, this was not a fight over language and region but you manged to turn it into one. In this incident, weather the guy is Manipuri or from Bengaluru, would it have mattered? 

And if the guy was also from Bengaluru, would you have cared to report it? Stop creating hatred!

..Unless you are catering the news only to the likes of the Fanatic from London (1/D-3).

Kashyap, New York
Nov 21, 2014
01:46 AM

There should be zero tolerance for eve-teasing.

Anwaar, Dallas
Nov 21, 2014
01:43 AM

One of the brightest! R.I.P.

Anwaar, Dallas
Nov 21, 2014
01:40 AM

Read "No Visible Role".

Anwaar, Dallas
Nov 21, 2014
01:38 AM
Anwaar, Dallas
Nov 21, 2014
01:14 AM

Indira Gandhi was a genuine article, warts and all! Modi is a poseur.

Anwaar, Dallas
Nov 21, 2014
12:54 AM
Stupid Bangalore people again.  At this rate, Manipur and the rest of the North-East may very well think of leaving India and joining China.  

In reality India should be very glad to offer Bangalore to China.  Good riddance, the city and its stupid people.

Non Fanatic, London
Nov 21, 2014
12:50 AM

rahul is bright, well educated, intelligent??Hain? Vindod Mehta is proverbial dynasty dog

indore, india
Nov 21, 2014
12:45 AM

My memory of Bengaluru( I have been visiting Bengaluru since 1970s) and lived in Bangalore for many years since 1983. Bangalore was a beautiful place with wide and clean roads. Places like Jayanagar, JP nagar were very clean and orderly. Jayanagar even had a large rose garden full of roses. MG Road was beautiful and the clean. But there were dirty places too. KR Market near Bowring Hospital was especially dirty. Areas near Viveknagar church were downright filthy. Viveknagar church is even filthier now. Bangalore in my opinion was at its best in 1987 During the SAARC summit.

But this has gone downhill since late 90’s. MG road looks more like Majestic. And Majestic even more crowded. But that is to be expected as the City has grown. But some of the grouse you hear from longtime Bengalureans are valid. The advent of IT industry resulted in huge rent hikes and people with ordinary jobs were unable to rent houses. That and the fact that pollution, vehicles etc. have increased just gave them more reasons to grumble about.

May be they should move with the times and stop grumbling how beautiful Bangalore was.

Suresh Kamath
Edison, United States
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