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D-40/15
Oct 01, 2014
11:42 AM

"0.1% of the people own about half the wealth and the rest struggle for a living."

99.9% struggle for a living ? Do you OWN or STRUGGLE ?

K.Suresh
Bangalore, India
D-39/39
Oct 01, 2014
11:41 AM

" Liberal Hindus in India are an endangered species. "

Hinduism cannot be anything but liberal. One can believe what one wants to, do what one wants to, reject what one doesn't like. No compulsions, no assertions of faith, no blaphemy, heresy or apostasy. When it comes to liberal, no faith comes anywhere close.

What is God's name? He is nameless but all names are his. What is His form? He is formless but He can manifest in any form. What is the true path? All paths are true. One may choose the path that best suits one's temperament. Is God vengeful if one denies His existence. No. What could be more liberal than the thoughts enshrined in Hinduism?

However, when certain forces inimical to Hinduism attack it, they should not expect Hindus to indulgently smile and forgive. Even the gentlest of creatures, when pushed into a corner, will transform into a tiger. Self protection is not aggression.

Not for nothing is Hinduism called Santana (Eternal) Dharma. It will never become extinct even if people like Anwaar harbour such fantasies. It has survived centuries of oppression and it will easily overcome the threat posed by pseudosecularism.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-38/1
Oct 01, 2014
11:11 AM

"During his trip, Modi visited the 9/11 Memorial in New York ..." -

OK then, as the Hindu Prime Minister of India, is he going to order now for building a 26/11 Memorial at India Gate in Mumbai parallel to 9/11 for the Hindus who were slaughtered by the agents of Islam, when he will be back in Delhi ?

Surely, that will be a positive achievent for the Indian nation following from his visit !

Pinaki S Ray, Adelaide
D-37/11
Oct 01, 2014
11:07 AM

>> "The onus of explaining the distinction between Islam and Islamism falls on the love filled intellectuals."

>>>>>> "Explaining the distinction to hate-filled morons would be a waste of time."

Classic evasionary tactic. If there is a distinction, one will explain it. You owe it to your faith if you truly believe in it. How else does one convince the kuffar if one wriggles out on some pretext or the other?

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-36/38
Oct 01, 2014
10:57 AM

RS should have retreated once he was verbally slapped.

K.Suresh
Bangalore, India
D-35/37
Oct 01, 2014
10:53 AM

>> "US columnist David B. Cohen (@DavidBCohen1) was less flattering while speaking about Rajdeep…Straight from the #Hamas playbook: start a fight, use the media to mislead, play the victim"

Apt description of RS : 'Hamas of Indian MSM'

K.Suresh
Bangalore, India
D-34/3
Oct 01, 2014
10:33 AM

Do you want Amit Shah's son to go abroad on a holiday, return with in weeks of disaster to flag off relief supplies ?

K.Suresh, Bangalore
D-33/18
Oct 01, 2014
09:57 AM

Arrest of a corrupt IAS office would normally be a non issue, a news item somewhere on page no. 8-9 of any newspaper. But add Modi's name and it becomes front page news. 

Mohan, Adiiipur
D-32/14
Oct 01, 2014
09:32 AM

NO Acche Din for pro congress Journalists who used to go on paid junkets with President Pranab Mukerjee.

http://t.co/qJkomLWUyK

President fowling PM's style of dealing with journalists. 

Mohan
Adiiipur, India
D-31/6
Oct 01, 2014
09:30 AM

From the article posted by Mohan

As a gift, Modi brought Obama several items of King memorabilia from that trip. According to the Indian Embassy in Washington, they include a framed photograph of King laying a wreath at Gandhi’s tomb, and an audiotape of a speech King gave to All India Radio

Very sensible gifts. Displays a caring and intelligent mind.

Can our jehadi tell us what MMS gave, or was he just counting the dishes to be served?

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-30/13
Oct 01, 2014
09:25 AM

>> This may not be far from the truth. Mr. Mehta may sound caustic, but there is hardly anything in the article that I can disagree with

Stop moving around with the CAIR/CAG crowd. All NRIs are not like them.

It's quite amusing that the same sickularists who whine loudly about treating a group as a monolithic entry. have no shame in doing so themselves.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-29/5
Oct 01, 2014
08:44 AM

In Modi’s visit to MLK memorial, a touch of diplomatic poetry  

t.co/1wwFq96zt0

Modi was already planning to visit the King memorial by himself, just before a luncheon held in his honor at the State Department. In what apparently was a spontaneous gesture, Obama decided to tag along.

Mohan, Adiiipur
D-28/1
Oct 01, 2014
08:36 AM

Shocking: As Sarita borrows to pay $500 as fee for lodging protest, IOA officials look other way http://t.co/CsO7iD7SME 

Mohan, Adiiipur
D-27/36
Oct 01, 2014
08:18 AM

' Character is not built during a testing situation, it merely reveals itself. And Rajdeep Sardesai revealed which gutter he comes fromright in New York during the PM’s visit.'

www.mediacrooks.com/2014/10/rajdeep-reveals-his-ugly-character-in-ny.html#.VCtqn2IaySM

Mohan
Adiiipur, India
D-26/4
Oct 01, 2014
08:13 AM
The Most Important Thing Netanyahu Did in New York Wasn’t at the U.N.

It was meeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

http://t.co/QQ6kxCtELx

Mohan, Adiiipur
D-25/3
Oct 01, 2014
08:03 AM
Cancer drug price goes up from Rs 8,000 to Rs 1.08 lakh

The Union government decision to decontrol prices of 108 drugs -- used to treat tuberculosis, AIDS, diabetes and heart ailments -- has jacked up their prices. In some cases, prices have seen an unbelievable rise.

The price of Glivec, an anti- cancer tablet, for example, has risen from Rs 8,500 to Rs 1.08 lakh.

Plavix, used to treat blood pressure and heart ailments, will cost Rs 1,615, against the earlier Rs 147. An anti-rabi injection, Kamrab, priced at Rs 2,670, will now cost Rs 7,000.

In a circular issued before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US, the government asked the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), an autonomous body, to withdraw its May 2014 guidelines on drug price control.

NPPA had capped the prices of these 108 drugs, in addition to the already listed 800 essential drugs, to improve their affordability, in the wake of official figures that there are 4.1 crore diabetes, 4.7 crore coronary heart disease, 22 lakh TB, 11 lakh cancer and 25 lakh HIV/AIDS patients in the country.

Are drug companies behind the move?
Drug companies, no doubt, are happy. Their argument is that the 108 drugs mostly relate to lifestyle diseases and are not 'essential'. One drug company executive said pharma companies themselves have volunteered to keep prices of 800 essential drugs as low as possible. Also, he asks, "In a free market, how can a regulator control prices."

So now, will the prices of all 108 drugs go up?
No, say officials. "The government has only taken the powers of NPPA and kept them with it. The government will negotiate with pharma companies to keep prices low. The aim is to cut through red tapism," said a senior official in the ministry of chemicals and fertilisers.

Why did the govt do it, in the first place?
The government decided to empower itself to deal with the pricing of some limited and non-essential drugs. Instead of seeing this as a favour to pharmaceutical companies, it should be seen as an encouragement for them to invest and spend on R&Ds.

But surely some pharma firms might have benefitted?
Definitely. Subsequent to the new move, 0.7 per cent of the combined sales of Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy in India will be out of price control. The corresponding figures for Torrent and Lupin will be 1.5 per cent and 0.7 per cent, respectively. Soon after the government decision, share prices of pharma companies shot up. Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy gained nearly 2 per cent and GSK Pharma and Davis Lab gained 1 per cent each. Glenmark was also up around 1 per cent.

What's the anti-decontrol group saying?
Former Union minister for chemicals and fertilisers Srikant Jena alleges that the timing of decontrol smacks of a plot to help multinational pharmaceutical companies, mostly headquartered in the US, to earn bumper profits. He said the decision seems to have been taken to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi earn some brownie points while interacting with top US officials and company executives.

Weren't these drugs under price control regime earlier?
The Ministry of chemicals and fertilisers had, on May 30, 2013, delegated powers to the NPPA to regulate the prices of life-saving drugs. This resulted in a significant reduction in prices of a broad spectrum of drugs. The Modi government extended this regulation to even lifesaving drugs for cancer, HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and asthma. The government later withdrew these guidelines, ahead of Modi's visit to the US.

Mohan, Adiiipur
D-24/10
Oct 01, 2014
08:03 AM

>>Sycophancy has already taken a heavy toll of the political system and it is high time such practices are discouraged.

D.L.NARAYAN

Don't know if you have heard on TV Mr. Navaneetha Krishnan,AIADMK MP speaking . He will give us the penultimate example of sycophancy, and Mr. OPS, the new CM, is of course the ultimate ... 

It was nauseating to listen to this gentleman and one another woman from AIADMK circle who was judging the judgement on J.Lalithaa. I wonder why the TV channels ask for opinions of the convicted side on the court judgments. It is naive to expect such sycophants behave gracefully and accept the verdict. They will go to any length to justify their so called leader.
Lack of innate capabilities and the opportunity that gave them enjoy what they otherwise do not deserve render them do what they do.

Late MGR used to remind his MLAs and MPs that they  were all after all just zeros beside  the number'1' implying him, and therefore carried value only when that he, the '1', existed.

The second rung politicians of Congress after our independence have introduced this obominal culture of sycophancy. It has only grown more and more bcz true democracy of electing a leader never really existed in Congress. To some extent Gandhi deserves the blame for introducing the nomination culture to name a leader by the party high command when he was in command.That practice of  foisting of a leader by nomination rather than by election continued for ever, after all the father of the nation did it himself !!!...

sandilya
Chennai, India
D-23/35
Oct 01, 2014
07:57 AM

"Once only the powerful person’s (Read: Rajdeep) story would be out in the open: Not any more" 

t.co/nZ14ejrKaU

Mohan
Adiiipur, India
D-22/34
Oct 01, 2014
07:33 AM

>>>I personally do not have as much respect for Indian journalists and media personalities watching or reading them ( thanks to internet and satellite TV ). There is strong partisan bias.

DC

Who is that who said," Indians are incapable of being impartial and they do not know how to govern themselves"

sandilya
Chennai, India
D-21/33
Oct 01, 2014
07:29 AM

>>>unlike Indian politicians who are worshiped till they become physically disabled!..MISOGYNIST

No, No, we continue to worship till they reach the grave and there after as well. Aren't we worshiping wheel chaired Karunanidhi even now? We are to grow ...

sandilya
Chennai, India
D-20/12
Oct 01, 2014
07:27 AM

Opinionated lot?  And who does Mr. Mehta think is not an opinionated lot?  Communists? Peudo secularists?  Does he consideres himself opinionated?  If so, why?  Is it his birth right?  Does he know political philosophy of two poltical parties in America?  And what per cent of this opinionated lot vote for which party?

P.B. Joshipura
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
D-19/32
Oct 01, 2014
07:07 AM

28/D- 161 Miso: ...."Then don't start crying if you get slapped back.....Not every one is saint...."

But Miso that is exactly what and who you are defending.  It was Rajdeep who started pushing and was pushed back by a person who is not so saint, but now Rajdeep is crying and you are defending him with his flowering academic qualification.

P.B. Joshipura
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
D-18/11
Oct 01, 2014
05:13 AM

>> And then we have the three-million strong NRI and PIO community. I have yet to meet a more smug, selfserving, patronising, opinionated lot.

Stop drinking on the job, and start looking at journalists around you.

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-17/17
Oct 01, 2014
04:33 AM


DLN,

>> "After a few years under Modi, India will change for ever and the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty will be wiped off the political landscape.

Moditards are good for at least on thing; laughs!
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-16/17
Oct 01, 2014
04:29 AM


Whistle blowers against Modi are being rounded up while Modi charms the NRI's in America.
 

Anwaar, Dallas
D-15/5
Oct 01, 2014
04:22 AM


An Obama-Modi partnership will do no harm. But a Bush-Modi partnership ...... WATCHOUT!

Anwaar, Dallas
D-14/16
Oct 01, 2014
04:19 AM


Akash Verma,

>>>> " but MMS got a much bigger dinner party in the White House"

>> "Not only the dinner party, but MMS got a bigger napkin than Modi."

A Moditard's idea of humor!

Anwaar, Dallas
D-13/19
Oct 01, 2014
04:14 AM


Fedup Bibi,

>> "So Nehru fantasized that Dulles, Bulganin and others offered India a seat at the Security Council, and that he turned it down?"

He was thinking aloud to his secretary immediately after his meeting with Bulganin. He was also wise enough to dismiss the cocktil party chatter from Washington. Only a fool would have taken such buttering-up seriously.

>> " fanaticism, irrationality and dishonesty of CAIR pracharaks"

Such ill-bred insolence is all that you are capable of. Do continue!

Anwaar, Dallas
D-12/10
Oct 01, 2014
04:04 AM


DLN,

>> "The onus of explaining the distinction between Islam and Islamism falls on the love filled intellectuals."

Explaining the distinction to hate-filled morons would be a waste of time.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-11/10
Oct 01, 2014
03:59 AM


> ".... we have the three-million strong NRI and PIO community. I have yet to meet a more smug, selfserving, patronising, opinionated lot. Ideologically, they are a little to the Right of Yogi Adityanath."

This may not be far from the truth. Mr. Mehta may sound caustic, but there is hardly anything in the article that I can disagree with.

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-10/9
Oct 01, 2014
01:47 AM

America is for life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. Social responsibility is not part of it. The poor are much worse in USA than in India. 0.1% of the people own about half the wealth and the rest struggle for a living.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai
Long Beach, United States
D-9/8
Oct 01, 2014
01:41 AM
Vinod Mehta's opinion essay asks a great question about Indians being besotted with America! I too as an "NRI" have puzzled over this question. Quite frankly, America affords them a lifestyle (a car, a bigger house in a gated community, clean streets, and cleaner air) and the dream of making it big in a marginally more salubrious Bangalore or Gurgaon. It has been my observation, that many NRIs in America have a shallow understanding of American society, its culture and music and I have encountered many NRIs who either look down upon India or are torn between making a home in India or United States can't make up their mind as to where they truly belong. The latter are often seen flitting about, back in forth to India in jet planes. They can't stand the idea they have no servants in the US and when in India, they have the servants but find India too chaotic, the water undrinkable, and worse no electricity! So, for these poor souls, its neither here nor there! Lastly, most Americans don't know much about India, in fact, they don't know much about their own country. What little they do know or encounter about India (gods, turbans, snakes, Kamasutra, mysticism, food, etc.) leaves them befuddled and confused. America loves only America, and no one else. It views itself as an exceptional society, with a God given constitution with unlimited possibilities where "anyone" can make it (tell that to African Americans!)with hard work and ambition. These are powerful myths upon which America's soft power is based that draws millions to its shores. When it comes to soft power, America is truly a superpower. NRIs can be an asset to India, but as Vinod Mehta stresses, India's policy towards the USA should not be based on their narrow business and other pecuniary interests.
Raja Panwar
Edmonton, Canada
D-8/31
Oct 01, 2014
01:34 AM

>> Liberal Hindus in India are an endangered species

Unlike liberal muslims, who are extinct.

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

Acquiring so much wealth is against Hindu Dharma. Nothing to be proud of.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
D-6/1
Oct 01, 2014
01:28 AM

Kahani was very impressive.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai
Long Beach, United States
D-5/3
Oct 01, 2014
01:20 AM

Hero worship and stupidity knows no bounds!

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
D-4/16
Oct 01, 2014
01:14 AM

>> Having lived through Emergency days in Delhi,.........

That must have a fun time for sickos, with communal leaders thrown into prison, and henchmen like Navin Chawla (who was later promoted to CEC by Congress) ruling the roost.

I'm sure you pine for those days. A Gandhi is in the chair, communal leaders in jail, and Garib(i) being "hataoed".

Whats InAName
San Francisco, United States
D-3/30
Oct 01, 2014
12:49 AM

>  The BJP/RSS/VHP thugs feel energized and are now more brash than ever before.

time for seculars to organize a godhra then to show these hindus their rightful place ? 
pradeep
Chennai, India
D-2/29
Oct 01, 2014
12:17 AM

Liberal Hindus in India are an endangered species. The BJP/RSS/VHP thugs feel energized and are now more brash than ever before. 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-1/15
Oct 01, 2014
12:13 AM

Hearing Kerry butter up Modi, I am sure that had he been in Jaya's cabinet, he would have trumped Pannerselvam and everyone else in buttering up amma.

Akash Verma, Chennai
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