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D-152/2
Jul 31, 2014
11:11 PM

"allegedly hurt the feelings of a particular community"

Why are you telling the identity of the community directly like this?

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-151/20
Jul 31, 2014
11:01 PM

It was a common knowledge among all Indian students in UK in late 1960's that Rajiv was going out with an Italian au pair whom he met in the Varsity Greek restaurant in Cambridge. Sonia's father Stefano Maino fought against the Soviet military alongside Hitler's Wehrmacht on the eastern front in World War II. He was a loyal supporter of Mussolini and Italy's National Fascist Party.

All who challenged her for presidentship of the Congress mysteriously died such as Scindia, Pilot and Prasad. Both Narsimha Rao and Sitaram Kesri were humiliated and forced to resign. Kesri was locked in the toilet while Sonia occupied his chair in Congress party office in Akbar Road, N Delhi.

The Contrarian, London
D-150/1
Jul 31, 2014
10:59 PM

Almost same story as Bareilly. Is the "agitated community" in both cases same?

Whats InAName, San Francisco
D-149/26
Jul 31, 2014
10:43 PM

Stopped reading after the first few lines. Problem with India is it will take perhaps 100 such nirbhayas before the community comes together to solve the issue. Until then, people will be more than happy to join rallies, write open letters and all the shenanigans that follow.

I mean, its been a year and longer since Nirbhaya incident? What happened? The culprits are still undergoing trial while one idiot is happy sitting in a juvenile jail.

Take the case of Anna hazare movement.. India wanted to copy the Tahrir square... Corrruption still exists and I bet half the people at the rally do continue to pay bribes.

Indians tend to get carried away by the momentum that comes from a big issue. Similar to bollywood movies. As long as this doesn't change, nothing will change in india and that's the fact.

Raja
Delhi, India
D-148/19
Jul 31, 2014
10:29 PM

"One Life is Not Enough: An Autobiography" - Natwar Singh

"One Lie is Not Enough: An Autobiography" - Sonia Maino

KSJ, Bengaluru
D-147/18
Jul 31, 2014
10:20 PM

All this 'book writing', will serve to project the image of an 'intellectual'.

ALL Politicians do this, by not discussing the LOOT they made through corruption ( Iraqi oil in Natwars case, for eg. )

Misogynist, Chennai
D-146/72
Jul 31, 2014
09:24 PM

"The usual aim of the Sanghi critics in grossly exaggerating such "misdeeds" is to exacerbate anti-Muslim hostility."

Always nice to see this jihadi asswipe anwaar play down the overt terror threats from Indian muslim terrorist groups like IM and now ISIS-India as "misdeeds", while at the same time pretending that such hostility to violent groups that support the tacit support of mainstream muslims, with Anwaar being a fine example, by an explicit code of silence in not explicitly speaking against these muslim terrorist groups. Instead, they are all "misguided" or "not true muslims" or "mischievous elements". The exact kind of benign alibi these islamist terrorist groups and their instigators in the mullah and maulvi sunni clerics want.

This kind of disingenuous rhetoric from "liberal" muslim is an indicator that these "liberal" muslims are on the same side as these violent terrorist groups.

The day these "liberal" muslims speak out more against their own community's dark side and stop focussing on mirages and chimeras in the Hindu community is the day we can all trust that these "liberal"s are not on the side of these islamist terrorists.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-145/25
Jul 31, 2014
09:06 PM

" It is dangerous to assume your opponent will think like you do"

This disease was most prominent in Nehru with regards to China and India paid a heavy price. Sadly most people never learn.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-144/24
Jul 31, 2014
09:05 PM
"When Indians complain of cross-border terrorism in J&K from the POK based militants, tacitly they are acknowledging the reality." Why is there cross border terrorism? What does it mean? The reality is its only the Indian army that is maintaining the status quo
MK Saini
Delhi, India
D-143/4
Jul 31, 2014
09:03 PM

I dont think Modi is susceptible to flattery. So all the buttering up by Kerry may not amount to much in the end.

Nevertheless, Kerry is an expert in the art of buttering up. He must be called "Butter mama" from now on.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-142/1
Jul 31, 2014
09:03 PM

Anwar do you go with ISIS

harun, chennai
D-141/23
Jul 31, 2014
08:48 PM

"Many Indians feel that legitimising the LoC is a pragmatic and feasible solution."
LOC has been treated like the de facto border by both sides for the last six decades. When Indians complain of cross-border terrorism in J&K from the POK based militants, tacitly they are acknowledging the reality.
The rest of the world has also accepted the situation and they do not care any more. As long as the imbecile minds in India and Pakistan do not grow up and see reasons in a mature manner, the status quo will continue for many more years.

DC
NEW YORK, United States
D-140/22
Jul 31, 2014
08:41 PM
DL Narayan --- " Many Indians feel that legitimising the LoC is a pragmatic and feasible solution " ----- the problem is "many Indians" might feel this way but the Pakistanis might not. The Pakistanis describe Kashmir as IHK( Indian held Kashmir). It is dangerous to assume your opponent will think like you do. The Americans do this and that leads to the usual disastrous outcomes
MK Saini
Delhi, India
D-139/3
Jul 31, 2014
08:34 PM

Did anyone tell Kerry that he is in India and not in China? I have never seen an American grovelling this much in India.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-138/2
Jul 31, 2014
08:30 PM

The lengths to which kerry is going to woo Modi is fascinating. Sashtanga namaskar is not known to Americans. If kerry had known that, he would fallen flat in front of Modi. He is doing everything else at the moment.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-137/26
Jul 31, 2014
08:28 PM
this process where by a Muslim gang attacks a property (in the early hours of Saturday morning after their prayers) shows how the Hindu community in states like Pakistan have diminished so rapidly. Here in UP the state administration has to maintain appearances. If it was an entirely Muslim administration, the police SP would say "nothing happened". If you were in Pakistan (or any Muslim state for that matter) you would quickly understand the hopelessness of the situation
MK Saini, Delhi
D-136/25
Jul 31, 2014
08:19 PM
this article is written in a blatantly dishonest secular manner and allows propagandists like Anwaar to spin it how they like. Fact is it was a Muslim gang organised by their local warlord to attack Sikh property. Why can't the article report the facts. The BJP leader Anwaar quoted is correct , whether you like it or not.----- If you hide the facts, is that also not communal? Will it also not lead to more communalism, because people are angry about this transparent attempt to shield "members of a particular community"
MK Saini, Delhi
D-135/1
Jul 31, 2014
08:16 PM

Now John Kerry welcomes the saffron revolution!!!!!!!! From visa denial to becoming a pracharak in RSS, John Kerry has covered quite a distance in so short a time.

What next? Has Kerry got any plans to do Ganga arati?

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-134/2
Jul 31, 2014
08:14 PM

What is so big deal?  Who found the listening device?  Just call him/her to Parliament and say who is right.  Those who are supposed to be victim(s) themselves say that there was no listening device found from their house.  Then why it is bothering everybody else?

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-133/17
Jul 31, 2014
08:10 PM

I hope Vinod Mehta becomes the ghost writer. He can title the book "Cambridge Girl".

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-132/16
Jul 31, 2014
08:08 PM

" you can hire Chetan Bhagat as your ghost writer"

One thing is certain; Sonia G is incapable of writing her own book. She needs someone to do her job for her,  just as MMS did for a decade.

Chetan Bhagat is not a flunkey of the dynasty so he is ruled out. Mani Shankar Aiyar will be an excellent choice but he lacks Tharoor's elegance. Can't think of anyone else.....definitely not Kapil Sibal, his pretensions to being a poet notwithstanding.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-131/15
Jul 31, 2014
08:07 PM

The Nehru way of writing books is to write the books while in jail.

I sincerely hope Sonia gets convicted in the National Herald case as soon as possible. Then she will be in jail and then she can write her book from jail. She will thus have a golden chance to follow the footsteps of Nehru.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-130/14
Jul 31, 2014
08:01 PM

Yes. Vinod Mehta, Chetan Bhagat, Shashi Tharoor all are qualified Ghost writers.  But first, they will have to die to be a Ghost and then write for Sonia Gandhi. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-129/21
Jul 31, 2014
07:59 PM

" Actually I did. Read my posts again."

Yes, you did but I did not see it since I was responding to your earlier post.

The Kashmir issue is far more complicated than it seems to be. Let's agree to disagree.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-128/20
Jul 31, 2014
07:58 PM

The stupidity of trading land will be evident with a tiny example.

In the 1970s, Indira Gandhi gave away Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka. We had it and we gave it to Sri Lanka without getting anything in return.

The fishermen problem we have till date is because of that. The areas around the place is the rich catchment area. Indian coast is not that rich in fish. So our fishermen have to cross into Lankan waters. They get arrested. This has been a recurring theme for the last 30 years.

There was no need to give katchatheevu in the first place. Indira thought she was improving relations with Lanka. It is only causing more problems today.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-127/19
Jul 31, 2014
07:35 PM

"There is no problem at all"

You are speaking like Anwaar. Let me simplify the question. Do you think there is really a territorial dispute or is the dispute because of Pakistan's greediness?

Both are different issues and requires different responses. The trouble with people like you is that you have confused the two.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-126/18
Jul 31, 2014
07:33 PM

"You have the right to disagree vehemently but the onus of telling us why rests with you."

Actually I did. Read my posts again.

As for what do I propose---you have said it. Have an active policy to break Pak in 15-20 years. Then the situation will be ripe.

Let me repeat what I said 1) TO think that making LoC will satisfy Pak and that it wont create any problem in future is plain foolishness. It is extremely naive. Even if you give the whole of Kashmir, Pak will not be satisfied. They will start demanding Punjab 2) Even more basic-trading land for peace makes the country spineless and a eunuch. Such a country does not deserve independence in the first place.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-125/13
Jul 31, 2014
07:30 PM

Yes Yes, Write a book,  you can hire Chetan Bhagat as your ghost writer, he should be able to handle the subject, I think!! LOL

K Sinha, Phoenix
D-124/17
Jul 31, 2014
07:29 PM

"Solution to what? I have a hard time understanding this."

Absolutely. There is no problem at all. Maybe it is all a media creation. There were no wars, no 26/11. Wonder what the brouhaha is all about?

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-123/12
Jul 31, 2014
07:23 PM

Here is a appropriate title: "What Big Suckers Indian Public, Indian Politicians and Indian Media are and How I Royally Phucked Them All."

Ravi Jain, Hyderabad
D-122/16
Jul 31, 2014
07:22 PM

" If you think that, by making LoC as a border, you are solving the Indo_Pak dispute, you are simply deluding and making a fool of yourself."

What do you propose? Nuking Pakistan out of existence? Or wait for that failed state to self destruct and then reintegrate PoK into the Indian Union?

Come up with a practical solution instead of resorting to pseudosecular style ad hominem attacks. Many Indians feel that legitimising the LoC is a pragmatic and feasible solution. You have the right to disagree vehemently but the onus of telling us why rests with you.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-121/15
Jul 31, 2014
07:10 PM

" LoC as the international border is the only solution possible"

Solution to what? I have a hard time understanding this. What exactly is the problem you are trying to solve?

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-120/11
Jul 31, 2014
07:09 PM

If Sonia will indeed "write" her autobiography, it will create publishing history.

By all counts, the story of an Italian girl from a family of very modest means who went to Cambridge to work as an au pair and went on to become one of the most powerful (and richest) women in history is extremely fascinating. Add to it a fairy tale romance with an extremely handsome prince and there is nothing more one could ask for.

But there is more to this saga - assasinations, espionage, political intrigues, palace coups, domestic squabbles, the works.

With so much masala, there is no need to fictionalise the events. However, I am afraid that the autobiography will be high on fiction and low on facts.

PS: Given Ms. Gandhi's writing skills, I am sure she will need a ghost writer. May I propose Shashi Tharoor, an acclaimed author of both fiction and non-fiction for this post. 

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-119/1
Jul 31, 2014
07:00 PM

" that PMO files were sent to the Congress President for approval."

As K Tanna said on twitter, the files did not go FROM PMO to Sonia. They went FROM Sonia TO PMO.

Makes sense.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-118/14
Jul 31, 2014
06:57 PM

Moreover, the basic premise of trading land for peace is wrong. You can sometimes do it as a purely tactical measure but to use it as a strategy is plain wrong and shows the country to be a eunuch-nothing else.

Tomorrow we can give up tracts in Arunachal to make peace with China. We can give up Sikkim. Where do you stop this?

The current climate does not allow for retaking PoK. But to give up is plain stupidity and cowardliness. We have to keep waiting for the right opportunity(rather take steps to create the right opportunity) and then take the land back. That is manliness.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-117/13
Jul 31, 2014
06:49 PM

"Reg Kashmir, I am in full agreement with you. I strongly believe that legitimising the LoC as the international border is the only solution possible"

There is absolutely no reason to give up our claim on PoK. If you think that, by making LoC as a border, you are solving the Indo_Pak dispute, you are simply deluding and making a fool of yourself.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-116/12
Jul 31, 2014
06:43 PM

@ Bonita - "It's not going to happen."

It might not happen but that is the only way forward, the only solution - Israel and Palestine co-existing in relative peace. Whether Israel will withdraw fully or partially from Arab areas depends on how the peace process moves forward once it is set in motion. Even the US will not support Israel if it is unwilling to vacate areas occupied in the 71 war. Right now, the only impediment to implementation of the 2 decade old Oslo accords is the belligerence of Palestinian militant groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

Reg Kashmir, I am in full agreement with you. I strongly believe that legitimising the LoC as the international border is the only solution possible.

The Cyprus situation is similar to Kashmir's. In 1974, when the pro-Enosis (union with Greece) army staged a coup, the Turkish army invaded and occupied one third of the island. A peace was brokered and there was a peaceful exchange of populations between the Turkish North and Greek South. Incidentally, in 1984, I had spent a week as a tourist there and in Nicosia, I was warned not to take pictures at the border which cuts through the city. Cyprus is relatively peaceful and there is no desire for reunification of the island.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-115/11
Jul 31, 2014
06:39 PM
# 2/D65: ... "And our pseudo-scholars people keep blaming the victims!" - Faruki .... Does Modi belong to pseudo-scholars (whatever that may mean - I thought, pseudo-seculars is the right term to be used in this forum)? .... Anyway, India under Modi's command has voted to condemn Israel for violation of human rights in the international stage. What more can Hindu India do in this issue? It seems the converts are to blame Hindus whatever the situation is in their Islamic Ummah world beyond India's sovereignty. Worth noting that in Kashmir Valley Islam has cleansed out the Hindus - a politically similar situation, and the Muslims are silent on this !
Pinaki S Ray
Adelaide, Australia
D-114/15
Jul 31, 2014
06:20 PM

I am convinced that Nutwar is lying about files going from PMO to 10 Janpath. Why would anyone from any ministry send any file to PMO? They would have directly sent it to 10 janpath.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-113/10
Jul 31, 2014
06:04 PM

Tips on financial planning-How to convert 5 lakhs to 3000 crores in less than a year.

sub chapter-Robert Vadra's exclusive tips on real estate.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-112/9
Jul 31, 2014
06:01 PM

How to build a political party in various states-with case studies of TN and AP.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-111/21
Jul 31, 2014
05:51 PM

An excellent article by someone who has actually studied the case and not mere headlines

www.niticentral.com/2014/07/31/maya-kodnanis-gets-bail-huge-reprieve-by-gujarat-hc-234963.html

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-110/14
Jul 31, 2014
05:49 PM

" important government files were taken to Sonia by Pulok Chatterjee, who was in PMO,"

The most important question is-what were important files doing in PMO in the first place?

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-109/10
Jul 31, 2014
05:43 PM

This is 2014 and Israel is "quickly" becoming a pariah state.

Two articles from 2007 claiming the same thing

vigilantjingoist.blogspot.com/2007/09/on-way-to-pariah-state.html

flyingimam.blogspot.com/2007/03/official-israel-is-pariah-state.html

From being a pariah state in 2007 to quickly becoming a pariah state in 2014, Israel has made quick progress.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-108/17
Jul 31, 2014
05:41 PM

What ISIS , Taliban, Boko-Haram is doing is what Mahmud Ghazni, Ghori, Aurangzen, Jinnah , Sikandar Butshikan, Nadir Shah ( it would fill a book just to name them all )  etc have done to Hindus in Indian subcontinent.

How do you think present day Pakistan, Kashmir Valley , Bangladesh, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Murshidabad,  etc , which were almost 100% Hindus around 700AD , have either exterminated and wiped out Hindus or are overwhelming muslim majority ?

If Hindus and India is to survive, it must start with a honest conversation about what Islam has perpetrated in Indian subcontinent.

provethiswrong
FactGarh, India
D-107/8
Jul 31, 2014
05:40 PM

The most important chapter in the book--THe Bharatiyata way to loot India

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-106/1
Jul 31, 2014
05:39 PM

None has a right to comment others beliefs.

The bloke has apologised and he should understand that in a plural society such things are best avoided

harun, chennai
D-105/9
Jul 31, 2014
05:33 PM

DLN (#8),

, my support will be for a Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 borders

Never going to happen.

I lived in Cyprus for three years. The island is divided in two - the northern part calling itself - "The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" but "Area Illegally Occupied by Turkey" by the south, which is the legitimate govt of Cyprus - the whole island.

In 2004 Kofi Annan proposed a reunification plan which was accepted by the North and rejected by the south. The sticking point for the south was that the plan did not allow for the repatriation of all Turkish settlers who migrated to Cyprus after 1974 and return of the land to the rightful owners who had fled to the south after the Turkish invasion.

To expect Israel to evict and resttle all those who have sttled in the West Bank after 1967 is wishful thinking.

PS. Even if Israel does agree to revert to the 1967 border, the next demand will be for it to revert to the 1948 UN approved borders.

PPS. I also believe that there is no way that POK (Azad Kashmir, if you wish) will ever become Indian. It's time to convert the LoC into an International border but that requires political will.

Bonita
Chennai, India
D-104/1
Jul 31, 2014
05:22 PM

FML

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-103/16
Jul 31, 2014
05:22 PM