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Jul 24, 2014
06:29 PM

The same govt declared Nawab Ali Jung's b'day as Engineer's day.

So far they have not found any muslim doctor or a cricketer. We will soon be having doctor's day on some muslim's birthday, donkey's day on some muslim donkey etc etc.

This is the kind of governance that is happening in Telengana.

Akash Verma, Chennai
Jul 24, 2014
06:17 PM

To answer this, Sania said, she is an Indian and will stay Indian till she die.  In the same token, Sonia would say she is Italian and..... 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
Jul 24, 2014
06:14 PM

@ Mohan, Adiipur - "Either this Intercontinental team of researchers are Sanghis or Aryans came here 70,000 ago.

The researchers were:

Mait Metspalu, Irene Gallego Romero, Bayazit Yunusbayev, Gyaneshwer Chaubey, Chandana Basu Mallick, Georgi Hudjashov, Mari Nelis, Reedik Mägi, Ene Metspalu, Maido Remm, Ramasamy Pitchappan, Lalji Singh, Kumarasamy Thangaraj, Richard Villems and Toomas Kivisild.

Not too many Sanghis. So, maybe Aryans came here 70 k years ago.

There is a third possibility that the Aryans came and went without leaving a genetic footprint. No this brilliant theory is not mine, the credit goes to someone else (post 270).

Visakhapatnam, India
Jul 24, 2014
06:06 PM

" Increase training seats in medicine and nursing, which are in huge demand" - Miss O

And then invite snide remarks from you that he is doing it because 'nursing' is women-dominated ?

K.Suresh, Bangalore
Jul 24, 2014
05:54 PM

"It’s well known by now that the Aryans left language, but few genes, in India. Identifying genetic history with linguistic history is naive."

The Aryans gave us their language, their gods, their religion, their philosophy, their maths, their sciences, their racism, their inequitous caste system but somehow forgot to give us their genes.

After civilising the natives of India, as Macaulay did several millennia later (Brit clones without their DNA), the Aryans went back to wherever they came from. 

Wow, this deserves a Nobel for history (unfortunately there is no such category).

Visakhapatnam, India
Jul 24, 2014
05:49 PM

The communal politics of SP started right from 2012 in UP. And the media ignored repeated attacks on hindus by muslims till Muzaffarnagar happened. More than a 100 riots happened prior to that but the media remained silent because the victims in most cases were hindus.

The same is happening in Telengana. While no riots(as far as I know) has happened, situation is fast developing in the state where a clash between hindus and muslims is going to be difficult to prevent.

Appeasement politics has reached ridiculous depths in the state.

In one sense, hindus of Telengana deserve this. They voted for KCR knowing fully well who he is. They will pay a heavy price for their stupidity.

Sania issue is minor. The kind of politics that is being played in Telengana is the major issue.

Akash Verma, Chennai
Jul 24, 2014
05:33 PM

Waste of money

1. Women appeasement programs ( antimale )

2. Cleaning Ganga ( religionist )

3. Bullet trains ( populist )

Good ideas:

1. Increase training seats in medicine and nursing, which are in huge demand

2. Satellite technology - Indian labor has a price advantage

Interested, Mr. Prime Minister?

( Unlikely, considering he wont make loot money on these good ideas )

Misogynist, Chennai
Jul 24, 2014
05:27 PM

And what is that cheque for 1 crore for?

Pradip Singh, stafford
Jul 24, 2014
05:25 PM

What is this cheque for one crore for?

Pradip Singh, stafford
Jul 24, 2014
05:18 PM

Is Anwaar glad that India voted for the resolution, or is he sad that he doesn't have a stick to beat Modi and the BJP on this issue?

Hard to tell.

Ganwaar, Ganwaarpur
Jul 24, 2014
05:16 PM

Yeah..........pride in the line of Ramesh Krishnan and the Amritaraj brothers. Their "achievements" in tennis were pathetic but they were jockeyed to the skies simply because we had no one else.

And the same is happening with Sania. Her on field achievements are nothing to boast about. But there is no one else in India. So she becomes India's pride.

Akash Verma, Chennai
Jul 24, 2014
05:15 PM

Is there anyone here who wants to bet that the rowdy Shiv Sena MPs wouldn't have done the same to a Hindu employee?

As despicable as the MPs behavior was (and surely, they should be punished for it), those who want to make this an issue and are hell-bent upon giving it a communal angle are the scum of the earth.

Ganwaar, Ganwaarpur
Jul 24, 2014
05:03 PM

BTW, anyone following the Telengana politics knows that this incident of appeasement is not a one time incident but a norm in the state.

So many measures specifically targetted at muslims has been implemented in Telengana in just under 2 months. It is becoming a state for muslims and to no one else.

Media may choose to bury the story but the reality will not go away. And KCR is sowing seeds for future tensions in the state.

Akash Verma, Chennai
Jul 24, 2014
05:00 PM

I would agree with the Sena logic. They have been complaining for 2 months regarding bad food being served and other issues at the sadan. The administrators have turned deaf/blind, so naturally there was frustration. I dont think they did that just because the caterer was a Muslim.

By the same logic why is the incident of the skating instructor who raped a 6 year old in Bengaluru not being communalised? So thats human nature (at its worst) and therefore need not be communalised? but this is Sena and hence communalised?

I think the IRCTC managers at the sadan must be sacked.

Rajesh Chary, Mumbai
Jul 24, 2014
04:42 PM

It’s well known by now that the Aryans left language, but few genes, in India. Identifying genetic history with linguistic history is naive.

Genomic view on the peopling of India 

R. Saroja
Bombay, India
Jul 24, 2014
04:42 PM

"Iran means home of Aryans'"

Anwaar has become a certifiable nut case. If you are going to draw inferences like these, then how about the following?

Ali is a very common name among muslims. The word "ali" means persons belonging to the third gender in Tamil. What would one say of a person who finds some connection between these two?

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
Jul 24, 2014
04:39 PM

Let us face a few things. SHe was given a grant and the position ONLY because she was a muslim. After all, VVS Laxman is much more qualified to be a brand ambassador.

This is a case of appeasement.

That aside, we are repeatedly told that Antonia Maino became an Indian once she became a DIL of Indian family. Why the same logic is not applied to Sania?

Akash Verma, Chennai
Jul 24, 2014
04:36 PM

What is this grant of one crore for?

Pradip Singh, stafford
Jul 24, 2014
04:23 PM
Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
Jul 24, 2014
04:17 PM

' No foreign genes or DNA has entered  the Indian mainstream in the last 60,000 years '

There could be two reasons for this, either this Intercontinental team of researchers are Sanghis or Aryans came here 70,000 ago. 

Adiipur, India
Jul 24, 2014
04:16 PM

" What is the need of FDI in Insurance sector?"

1. India is under insured. Insurance accounts for about 3 % of the GDP, which is very low. FDI will improve the figures.

2. FDI will bring in much needed capital and know-how which will ensure development and create jobs. 

3. Since the cap is at 49%, Indians will still retain control.

4. Insurance is not just about life. Business involves risk taking and insurance is needed to cover those risks.

5. All the money raised by insurance companies ensures that there will be no resources crunch for financing of large infratructural projects which tend to grt delayed due to paucity of funds.

6. Insurance is a highly specialised function and we need to have world class systems.

7. LIC is large but it lacks the efficiency of the private sector. Competition is always good for any industry. A monopoly does not benefit anyone.

At every stage, there is resistance to change due to fear of change. I remember that when computerisation of banks was proposed, the unions opposed it tooth and nail. All those fears of job losses have been proved to be unwarranted.

It is high time we shed the East India Company complex. Capital is required to create wealth and eradicate poverty. Capital is in short supply and governments will have to remove the needless constraints to attract inflow of capital which is absolutely essential to boost the growth rate and create lakhs of jobs. This is what reforms are all about.

Visakhapatnam, India
Jul 24, 2014
04:08 PM

For communalists, all muslims are pakistani any way, with or without marriage. 

communalist, mumbai
Jul 24, 2014
03:35 PM

This is the first real stress-test for AAP, to carry on with the same energy, courage and enthusiasm when chips are down. Now is the time to work diligently towards strengthening the organization away from public glare and media attention which more than anything else gives rise to narcissism, if not a false sense of power.

I hope AAP learns from its mistakes (some silly and some serious ones) and if it can build an organization with clear policies and a real inner-party democracy without roping in people having criminal records, that will be a big achievement in itself. A parliament with about one-third of its members having criminal cases against themselves (21% having serious criminal cases) is really shameful: cynicism and skepticism with the current bunch of politicians (with so many last minute dal-badlu's) are reasonable and indeed necessary.

Corruption (and rent-seeking) is still a massive problem and credit goes to AAP for providing a glimmer of hope that a govt. could be clean. All the best to AAP and I sincerely hope it rejigs itself and succeeds.

Amit Thakur
Tokyo, Japan
Jul 24, 2014
03:34 PM

Well Done, Sanghi goons!

By keeping the nations eyes firmly feasted on Sania, you can continue the loot ( crony capitalist favours ) without anyone knowing.

Misogynist, Chennai
Jul 24, 2014
03:27 PM

Indian judiciary - a FARCE

Misogynist, Chennai
Jul 24, 2014
03:16 PM

D 96 Chandrasekharan sir
" LIC, the abode of 30 crs of policyholders, and the uno-numero in claims settlement, which has been playing a supportive role in national economy, should be allowed to serve the clients as a wholly PSU."
I fully agree.
What is the need of FDI in Insurance sector?
Will they bring new technology? New software, soft skills?

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
Jul 24, 2014
03:15 PM

FDI has been hiked from 26% to 49% in insurance.The voting rights are restricted to 26% for foreign insurance agencies.They need to seek aproval from FIPB .Cash flows of  $6-7 Billion are expected to flow into the insurance sector.

IndianMoney, Bangalore
Jul 24, 2014
03:02 PM

"While talking of American complicity we must not forget that......."

We must not forget that CAIR, an American civil rights body has close ties with Hamas.

Visakhapatnam, India
Jul 24, 2014
02:57 PM

" Ethnological evidence has revealed that there were six distinct races in India: Negrito, Proto-Australoid, Mongoloid, Alpine, Mediterranean and lastly Aryans who came from Iran and further West."

Sorry, Anwaar bhai, your information is badly outdated. Please leave the 19th century and come to the 21st century.

An intercontinental team of researchers has established that “people all over India have common genetic traits and origin. All Indians have the same DNA structure. No foreign genes or DNA has entered the Indian mainstream in the last 60,000 years.” The findings have been published in the American Journal of Human Genetics in its issue dated December 9, 2011.


Dr Chaubey had proved in 2009 itself that the Aryan invasion theory is bunkum. “That was based on low resolution genetic markers. This time we have used autosomes, which means all major 23 chromosomes, for our studies. The decoding of human genome and other advances in this area help us in unraveling the ancestry in 60,000 years,” he explained.


Sorry to shatter the delusions of Anwaar and Saroja. Satyameva Jayate.

Visakhapatnam, India
Jul 24, 2014
02:47 PM

NDA has made a mockery of democratic traditions and has proved through its cabinet nod for 49% FDI hike in Insurance that it is a bundle of contradictions. Hardly had the ink of the Parliamentary Standing committe headed by BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi which went hammer and tongs against UPA II's move to hike FDI in Insurance, dried, that BJP makes a U turn probably to play sweet tunes to MNC Insurance Cos. most of whose past track records are far from credibility. It lends credence to the opinion that it is a quid pro quo for the big corporates, who worked overnight for the image building of Modi prior to elections. LIC, the abode of 30 crs of policyholders, and the uno-numero in claims settlement, which has been playing a supportive role in national economy, should be allowed to serve the clients as a wholly PSU.  

C.Chandrasekaran, Madurai
Jul 24, 2014
02:26 PM

"when did I ever excommunicate people who chant pro-Pak and anti-India slogans, who attack pilgrims or desecrate temples? "

Let me rephrase.

Are they good Muslims?

Are their actions not in accordance with the precepts of Islam?

Visakhapatnam, India
Jul 24, 2014
02:20 PM

While talking of American complicity we must not forget that without Saudi Arabia's tacit support for Israeli aggression, Israel would have been less ferocious in its attack. Hamas is allied with Iran. Both Saudi Arabia and Egypt have blessed Israeli actions.

Dallas, United States
Jul 24, 2014
02:07 PM

There will be arguments for and against what is known for a long time and Sainath's latest story also highlights.

What is very important, in my view, is that the quantification of the sops given in form of lower excise, customs, VAT, income tax etc should continue taking place and in a more elaborate manner.

My personal view is that much of the sops given to corporate world in excise, customs, income tax or other taxes is by and large gobbled up by the promoters and the Indian consumers do not really benefit. Further,  not all the companies' customers are in India, they are the international customers with whom the Indian companies deals with.

Hari V
Delhi, India
Jul 24, 2014
01:58 PM

>> "You simply excommunicate them."

Liar, when did I ever excommunicate people who chant pro-Pak and anti-India slogans, who attack pilgrims or desecrate temples? You are a shameless smearer.

Anwaar, Dallas
Jul 24, 2014
01:49 PM

Kashmir,Telangana not India's parts: Indian MP

ammu Kashmir and Telangana are not parts of India and New Delhi has forcibly occupied these territories.

Kavitha, who represents Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party in the parliament, during a newspaper said that Telangana and Kashmir were both separate territories but were forcefully merged into India after independence. "We need to come out clean on Jammu Kashmir. Few parts were not ours, we should agree, we should redraw the international lines, and move on," she added.

Kavitha is daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandra Sekhar Rao. India's Congress party took strong exception to certain 'controversial' remarks made by Kavitha on Jammu Kashmir and Telangana, which the party believes could inadvertently cast serious doubts on the integrity and legitimacy of the Indian union.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the stand of the Congress and even of parliament was that the (erstwhile) princely state of Kashmir in its entirety is an 'integral, invisible, inalienable' part of India, according to the 'Accession Instrument' of 1947. He asserted that it was important to clarify these things because the foreign leaders, institutions or bodies coming across such statements by an elected representative.

Mohan, Adiipur
Jul 24, 2014
01:47 PM


>> "They belonged to the same tribe, the same ethnic stock."

Ethnological evidence has revealed that there were six distinct races in India: Negrito, Proto-Australoid, Mongoloid, Alpine, Mediterranean and lastly Aryans who came from Iran and further West.

Dallas, United States
Jul 24, 2014
01:40 PM

Today's PrimeTime topic on new channels.

Is Sania Mirza daughter of India or daughter in law of Pakistan ?

Please don't miss the most important issue facing us. 

Mohan, Adiipur
Jul 24, 2014
01:40 PM

We should have informed the Arabs support our Enemy Pakistan on Kashmir hence we are Voting against your Resolution.

Ake Hath De Dusre Hath Le.

Enough boot licking of Arabs we have done.

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
Jul 24, 2014
01:31 PM

"When did I ever defend people who chant pro-Pak and anti-India slogans, who attack pilgrims or desecrate temples?"

Anwaar bhai, learn to read properly. Don't get apoplectic.

I never said you defended them. You simply excommunicate them. You say they are NOT MUSLIMS. Just as you responded to the acts of the the ISIS and Boko Haram. You disowned them.

Am I lying?

Visakhapatnam, India
Jul 24, 2014
01:30 PM

We should have informed the Araba syou don't supporr our Enemy Pakistan hence we are Voting against the Resolution.

Give with one hand and take with the other hand.

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
Jul 24, 2014
01:25 PM

What happened at Maharashtra Sadan: The real story behind the Shiv Sena force-feeding controversy

For many days now, tension had been brewing between Maharashtra MPs of the Shiv Sena and BJP. Shiv Sena MPs believe they have been sidelined and treated shabbily at the Sadan.

For more than 24 hours now, news channels across the country have been beaming visuals of Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare trying to force-feed an IRCTC canteen supervisor at the New Maharashta Sadan in Delhi. But that is only a small part of the actual story.

After the news of the incident spread, news channels acquired video clippings of the incident which were telecast almost the whole day on Wednesday. The issue even stalled Parliament as the supervisor in question is a Muslim who was observing his Ramadan fast. The IRCTC supervisor Arshad Zubair’s complaint to his seniors says, “Everybody in the panel also knew my name as Arshad as I was wearing the name tag. Even then they inserted chapatti in my mouth which caused my fast to break on the eve of Ramzan." Read Arshad's full complaint .

The Shiv Sena has claimed that they did not know the supervisor’s religion and that the entire issue was deliberately being given a communal angle.
So what really happened at the Maharashtra Sadan on July 17?

On that day, around 15 reporters belonging to print and visual media had gathered at the New Maharashtra Sadan, anticipating protests by the Shiv Sena. The News Minute spoke to three reporters who covered the Shiv Sena protest, and what they had to say is a lot more than what the visuals show.

For many days now, tension had been brewing between Maharashtra MPs of the Shiv Sena and BJP. Shiv Sena MPs believe they have been sidelined and treated shabbily at the Sadan. They were upset about many things, their main ire was over Satyapal Singh, former Mumbai Police Commissioner and BJP MP from Baghpat in UP and Kirit Somaiya, chairman of the Sadan's Housing Committee.

On July 16, many reporters in Delhi covering the Shiv Sena and ‘Maharashtra’ beat were told that the Shiv Sena would be protesting the next day against certain issues at the New Maharashtra Sadan. But strangely, the protests were not about the IRCTC canteen at the Sadan.

“Shiv Sena sources told us that they would hold protests demanding to know why Satyapal Singh was given a ministerial suite in the Maharashtra Sadan. They were also against two or three other UP MPs being given suites,” says Ramraje Shinde, a senior correspondent with Mi Marathi.

Another reporter who wished to remain anonymous said, “The Shiv Sena MPs were very angry with the BJP, especially Kirit Somaiya who is the chairman of the housing committee. They told us over the phone that they are being treated shabbily, were allotted bad rooms and wanted to protest.”
On the day of the incident, reporters and camerapersons gathered at the Maharashta Sadan at 10.30 am. As the Parliament was in session, most of the MPs reached only after around 12.30 pm, and then the protest started.

“They went to the media room in the Maharashtra Sadan and summoned Resident Commissioner of the Sadan Bipin Mallick. But Bipin Mallick had gone to the airport to receive the chief secretary of Maharashtra J S Saharia and this agitated the MPs even more,” says Ranjeet, a reporter with ANI.
The MPs then summoned Suhas, the manager of the Sadan. They questioned Suhas why Satyapal Singh was given a ministerial suite and asked him to show the register to ascertain how many non-Maharashtra MPs were staying at the Sadan. Suhas then brought the register and tried to explain that it was not in his powers to decide who is given a room or suite.

After 1.30 pm the agitated MPs then decided to move to Bipin Mallick’s cabin. The canteen of the Sadan falls in between the media room and Mallick’s cabin, while passing the canteen a few MPs raised the issue of sub-standard food in the cabin and the group entered the canteen.

“They first inspected the food, which can be clearly seen in the visuals. A veg thali costs around Rs 150 in the Sadan and many including journalists have complained in the past that the food is of bad quality. After checking the thalis in the canteen one of the MPs said ‘let’s move to the kitchen.’”

The MPs shouted for the canteen-in-charge to come out and that is when Arshad Zubair, the canteen supervisor made an appearance. Two MPs Krupal Thumane and Arvind Sawant then started questioning Arshad, asking him if the food was palatable. They asked him to eat the food and show, and while these two MPs were yelling at Arshad, another MP Rajan Vichare picked up a chapatti and tried to shove it in Arshad’s mouth.

“He said “fast hai” twice or thrice. Rajan Vichare could have stopped then, but I don’t know whether he heard when Arshad said “fast hai” the first time. When he repeated it, he should have stopped. But another MP then said leave him, after all he is just a servant, let’s go get the master,” says Ramraj Shinde.

As Rajan Vichare was bullying Arshad, others behind were shouting “Maara yela” (beat him up), which is when an MP asked why target Arshad, let’s go behind his master.

“The MPs were very angry and Rajan Vichare would have done this to any canteen supervisor. Most of us did not know that guy’s name was Arshad. Vichare should have simply stopped when Arshad said he was fasting,” another reporter said.

The MPs then started shouting slogans against north Indians like “Bhaiyya Hatao, Maharashtra Sadan Bachao,” again mainly targeting Satyapal Singh.

The MP mob accompanied by supporters then marched to Bipin Mallick’s cabin. “The anger had reached a peak by then, but Mallick did not appear. In about 10 minutes, the MPs stormed out,” says Ramraj Shinde.

Two of the MPs took a pen and wrote their protests on the walls of the cabin. While the mob was moving out, someone pushed a black wall clock down and broke it.

Meanwhile Bipin Mallick, who was told well in advance about the protests, dropped the Chief Secretary at the Sadan and did not bother to turn up in front of the MPs.

The MPs were appraised of this and they went to meet J S Saharia. Saharia gave them a patient hearing and even gave the reporters present there an interview claiming he will look into the complaints.

Mi Marathi telecast the visuals of the protests and altercation that day, but nothing was said about that Roza angle. “I personally believe that Bipin Mallick made Arshad write the complaint in such a way that the issue was diverted away from him. What the MPs did is definitely not good, but IRCTC and Sadan need to also explain about the shoddy job they were doing,” says Ramraj Shinde.

ANI, a news service provider that provides content to channels across the country and globe, did not send the visual through their server that day. “ANI duty editor saw the visual and decided in his wisdom that it was better not to send the visuals through our server. One or two local channels showing visuals is not the same as ANI sending it to many channels/ the duty editor took the call that it could inflame passions and killed the story, the next day morning other news stories took over and the story lost relevance,” Smita Prakash, Editor of ANI told The News Minute.

Smita Prakash also adds that she believes it was better the story first appeared on print and then picked up by channels. “This is Ramzan period and many channels simultaneously beaming visuals at the same time can do no good. When the story appears on print, it has at least been dissected properly.”

The Maharashtra Sadan manager Suhas Mamdapurkar was shunted out on Wednesday and a new manager appointed. On July 21, Suhas was served a show-cause notice by the Additional Resident Commissioner Sameer Sahai asking him to explain why rooms were allotted to non-Maharashtra MPs. On June 22, Suhas submitted an application to Sameer Sahai requesting help to formulate his reply, and the very next say, he was shunted out.

So was this a Shiv Sena- BJP row that turned ugly, and the employees of IRCTC and Sadan just got caught in the crossfire? With the state going to polls in a few months, the row only reflects that all in not well in the BJP-Shiv Sena camp and this will resonate during the polls.

The Shiv Sena claims they did not know Arshad’s identity, and they had no intentions to hurt his religious sentiments. But thrusting a roti down anyone’s throat should be reason enough for the MPs to be ashamed of their conduct.

Mohan, Adiipur
Jul 24, 2014
01:24 PM

"An Israeli rabbi has issued a ruling that allows the killing of innocent civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip."

Anwaar is probably right when he says that the conflict is not about religion.

There are a lot of similarities between the semitic religions. Both practice circumcision, do not eat pork, wear skull caps and are monotheistic. Even the Rabbis and Mullahs seem to think alike and issue ridiculous rulings and fatwas at the drop of a hat.

Visakhapatnam, India
Jul 24, 2014
01:24 PM

Shiv Sena, just like its senior coalition partner, is bad news for India.

Anwaar, Dallas
Jul 24, 2014
01:23 PM

Very probable that the MP is speaking the truth about not knowing the religion, and again very possible that the food quality was bad. That however does not excuse his pathetic behaviour. That said, it would be nice if we turn our lens inward rather than feeling too smug about the food-shoving business. The Shiv Sena man is just another bully who used his position and clout to humiliate an easy pick. Bad for him that the cameras were rolling. And good for many of us that the cameras are not rolling elsewhere. Our security and police forces who disrespect our citizens, our treatment of domestic help and others who are lower down in the pecking order, our caste violence -- unless it's caught on cameras, and our homes and our workplaces and our schools, among others. Bullying -- physically violent and otherwise -- is a way of life for us. All the commotion we make on the Net and in the Parliament over this particular incident -- not that we should not make it -- will not do anything to alter that fact.
Imagine the cameras were not present and/or the staff had tried to make a more forceful remonstration. What would have followed was a real sound thrashing at the very least. All of us  -- if we had heard of it -- would have been more agitated. But it's a scene that gets played out at very many places in our everyday lives, the difference being that we would not be inclined to write homilies and nonsense -- such as the midday food sceme in Kerala -- about it on the Outlook forum.

Santosh John Samuel, Kochi
Jul 24, 2014
01:21 PM



ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
Jul 24, 2014
01:19 PM


>> "Those people who chant pro-Pak and anti-India slogans, who attack pilgrims, desecrate temples are not Muslims if you ask Anwaar..."

You are such a despicable and shameless liar! When did I ever defend people who chant pro-Pak and anti-India slogans, who attack pilgrims or desecrate temples? What is the need to tell such lies? What do you gain out of it, you moron? 

Anwaar, Dallas
Jul 24, 2014
01:14 PM

"For him, “Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas are pretty much the same."

False. While Fatah, to which Abbas belongs, has rejected violence, Hamas is a terrorist outfit which refuses to recognise the right of Israel to exist.

This is like saying for Indians, there is no difference between Omar Abdulla, who accepts the Indian constitution and Geelani who believes that Kashmir should be a part of Pakistan.

Visakhapatnam, India
Jul 24, 2014
01:07 PM

"sympathy for the Palestinians in TV and newspaper coverage seems to show a distinct shift. "

Congratulations. The Hamas game plan has partly succeeded. By ensuring hospitals and residential areas get bombed, by ensuring that women and children are not evacuated, the Hamas has won a propaganda war.

However, Israel is immune to criticism. For them, national interests are paramount as it should be. Only weak, soft states will succumb to the blackmail of terrorist groups.

Visakhapatnam, India
Jul 24, 2014
01:02 PM

> "As Israeli analyst Noam Sheizaf points out, Netanyahu is opposed to a peace deal of any kind. For him, “Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas are pretty much the same. Any gain by either one of them is a loss to Israel.”

This is a correct assessment and one can besure that the Americans know it.


Dallas, United States
Jul 24, 2014
01:00 PM

"Don't tell it to Anwaar and Saroja."

As though they are not aware.

Those people who chant pro-Pak and anti-India slogans, who attack pilgrims, desecrate temples are not Muslims if you ask Anwaar, just as the Al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, LeT, JuD and other low life aren't.

As for Saroja, she will say that the protestors are justified because they have been oppressed by the Hindus for centuries. Anything remotely Anti-Hindu is ipso facto close to her heart.

Visakhapatnam, India
Jul 24, 2014
12:58 PM

The Israeli lobby in Washingto D.C. remains strong but sympathy for the Palestinians in TV and newspaper coverage seems to show a distinct shift. 

Dallas, United States
Jul 24, 2014
12:54 PM

>> Yet another example of PRESSTITUTEs turning an innocuous statement into a weapon to foster communalism masquerading as secularism.

Maybe I shall watch the interview, but whatever be the context, there is nothing wrong in calling her DIL of Pakistan, if she can be labeled as Daughter of Hyderabad by Telengana govt.

That does not make her ineligible for this role though. Whether she is qualified or not, if other better candidates were available, and if her religion was one of the main (or main) reason for selecting her, is a separate matter. Being married to a Paki doesn't dilute her Indian nationality.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
Jul 24, 2014
12:47 PM

"The most far-reaching success is the policy directive of the European Union that forbids funding, cooperation, research awards or any similar relationship with any Israeli entity that has “direct or indirect links” to the occupied territories, where all settlements are illegal, as the EU declaration reiterates."

Without full U.S. support of BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), the EU action is not likely to have a major impact.


Dallas, United States
Jul 24, 2014
12:47 PM

>> Yatriyn ke saamne lagaye naare ' Kshmir hamara hai, Pakistan Zindabad' Jamu Kashmir Police aur ghore walon ne dhai ghante lootmar ki.Murtiyon ko pathar maare, Shiv Ling ka apmaan kiya, langar ka saman banane wale barton aur jhavan kund mein peshab kiya

Don't tell it to Anwaar and Saroja.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
Jul 24, 2014
12:40 PM

Yatriyn ke saamne lagaye naare ' Kshmir hamara hai, Pakistan Zindabad'  Jamu Kashmir Police aur ghore walon ne dhai ghante lootmar ki.Murtiyon ko pathar maare, Shiv Ling ka apmaan kiya, langar ka saman banane wale barton aur jhavan kund mein peshab kiya.


Mohan, Adiipur
Jul 24, 2014
12:39 PM

As long as you vote such elements to Power you are going to get this

harun, chennai
Jul 24, 2014
12:21 PM

Sania always hovered around sixty as a singles player in world ranking.She surely does not deserve this honour and that big cash.On the other hand badminton ace Saina and V V S Lakshman deserved this honour,but Hindus are not a vote bank like Muslims.

S.S.Nagaraj, Bangalore
Jul 24, 2014
12:17 PM

JAIL is teh only place for such perpetrators of violence.

pankaj hedaoo, Kuala Lumpur
Jul 24, 2014
12:16 PM