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D-109/1
Aug 01, 2014
09:23 PM

the lady has such a thin skin.

ANBanerjee, Newcastle
D-108/11
Aug 01, 2014
09:07 PM

The previous link doesn't seem to work. Here's the link again:

http://www.channel4.com/news/the-children-of-gaza-jon-snow-video

Amit Thakur
Tokyo, Japan
D-107/44
Aug 01, 2014
09:06 PM

I am hearing it for last 4 decades.But in efforts to make Israel a Pariah State all Arbas Nations have destroyed themselves like Pakistan destroyed self in search of Kashmir annexation.

The pipe dreams of failed people like Richard Falk .

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-106/10
Aug 01, 2014
09:04 PM
Amit Thakur
Tokyo, Japan
D-105/43
Aug 01, 2014
08:57 PM

@ Bonita - "I don't know if Britain has been allowed to set up listening posts on Troodos which lies outside the SBA."

I have surfed about and have discovered that the Troodos post is an invaluable asset for monitoring the Middle East:

"The GCHQ listening post on Mount Troodos in Cyprus is arguably the most valued asset which the UK contributes to UK/US intelligence cooperation.  The communications intercept agencies, GCHQ in the UK and NSA in the US, share all their intelligence reports (as do the CIA and MI6).  Troodos is valued enormously by the NSA.  It monitors all radio, satellite and microwave traffic across the Middle East, ranging from Egypt and Eastern Libya right through to the Caucasus.  Even almost all landline telephone communication in this region is routed through microwave links at some stage, picked up on Troodos."

www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2013/08/the-troodos-conundrum/

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-104/1
Aug 01, 2014
08:47 PM

The world has been silent about what the Saudis are doing thro' the Wahabis and hence silence has become a habit.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-103/11
Aug 01, 2014
08:01 PM

A MALE guy in the Queen Heiress's place ( marrying Indiras imaginary daughter ) could NEVER have made it big on his last name alone.

For that matter, neither could have Nehrus ( imaginary ) male son.

Misogynist, Chennai
D-102/10
Aug 01, 2014
07:58 PM

In the context of feminists,( typically engaging in psycho war, rather than just getting enraged like males ) the term 'venomous' is self-explanatory and spot on.

Misogynist, Chennai
D-101/1
Aug 01, 2014
07:55 PM

The general has exceeded his brief with a statement like this. Suppose the Pak army goes ahead and beheads an Indian soldier - what is the general going to do? How is going to retaliate? Isn't it up to the PM and the Cabinet to decide on such matters? 

Ravi Jain, Hyderabad
D-100/9
Aug 01, 2014
07:50 PM

"....... Gandhi had yesterday said, "I will write my own book......."

Here are a couple more suggestions for the title of her book: (i) What could have been just a summer Cambridge fling - to - becoming the Empress of India: My lucky life and India's curse."   (ii) All you need to rule the congress party and India are a white butt and a Last Name. (iii) India: the land of elephants, snake charmers and chamchas.

The last one will have a chapter each for the likes of MMS, Vinod Mehta, Sardesai, Diggy Singh, Natwar Singh, Arjun Singh, Taroor and other luminaries of their ilk.

 

 
Ravi Jain, Hyderabad
D-99/19
Aug 01, 2014
07:38 PM

Going by media reports, I get the feeling that the defense offered by Sibal and co on the case is weak.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-98/42
Aug 01, 2014
07:29 PM

My last post on this.

TO understand how naive and callous our approacu is, just look at two things.

In 1962, our soldiers did not have enough guns and enough boots for winter.

In 1987, our army was outgunned by a terrorist group in Sri Lanka. And in 1999, our soldiers did not have enough boots in Kargil.

If this is your approach to security, how the heck are you going to defend LoC even if it is made a border? You guys will give up in 5 years. Pak will demand the whole of Kashmir, you guys will whine and cry and come up with any number of excuses and give up Kashmir.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-97/8
Aug 01, 2014
07:27 PM

he said, "We have a tradition that people who are older than you, you give them regard. Anyone not born in India would not know this."

... I believe the right thing should be "One should regard people by their actions and NOT AGE.".    
himanshu, New Jersey
D-96/41
Aug 01, 2014
07:18 PM

The problem is not with the options. The problem is with the mindset of Indians-defeatist mindset that finds an excuse to anything and has no moral clarity. The mindset that has no self respect and is not willing to stand up for a principle.

Indian policy has be summed up in one word -whining. Add to that, we dont have any moral clarity about what is good for India in the long run.

China attacks Tibet in 1950. We whine that we cannot do anything to help them. Fine. It may be the ground reality in 1950.

But what have you done since 1950? Have you made sure China's influence does not extend to Nepal? To Burma? To Bhutan? We have let down all these countries and all are now in China's camp. We cannot even hold on to Sri Lanka.

We keep whining and justifying these things. These countries dont have confidence in us. AND WE DO NOT FEEL OFFENDED BY THIS LACK OF CONFIDENCE-BECAUSE WE BASICALLY HAVE NO SELF-RESPECT.

What happens in these countries have direct security implications and we do not care. We waste our time over some incident in Gaza.

And we want to be a  super power in 21st century. A country which has no respect for itself does not deserve anything good.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-95/40
Aug 01, 2014
07:16 PM

Akash,

Will respond to your suggestions in #39 tomorrow.

 
Bonita
Chennai, India
D-94/39
Aug 01, 2014
07:08 PM

"Please spell out these options."

Looks like you want to be spoonfed. A lot of things can and ought to be done

1) Dont accept the premise(s) set by your opponent. Just because Pak or China says there is a border dispute does not mean you have to accept there is a border dispute. Just because Pak says Kashmir is a core issue does not mean you have to accept Kashmir is a core issue. Even if you accept the premise, frame it in such a way that it is to your advantage.

2) There is no need to be nice to everyone. Scoring brownie points with Pak or China will not even get you brownies.

3) Bankrupt Pak. Means include arms race, trade wars etc etc. So many options are there.

4) ENcourage disgruntled elements in Pak and China. Balochis in Pak, the Uighurs fighting the Chinese are all friends. Help them without leaving your fingerprint.

5) Any agreement made between India and Pak is worthless because ultimately what Pak will do will be determined by China. So dont be in a hurry to conclude anything.

6) Simply passing resolutions about PoK and Aksai Chin is not enough. We need to keep speaking about these things in public in the poudest manner possible.

7) Build up your army and strategic reserves for a full scare war.

And finally--- have a positive mindset. Have a spine. A country which is not willing to fight for its rights is not fit to be independent. A country which is not willing to weaken its enemy is not fit to survive.

There are so many other steps. A lot of experts have written about in detail. It is not possible to list out here.

A country with SELF RESPECT will neither allow its land to be taken nor will it forget wthe lands already taken in the past. You may not be able to take it tomorrow or even in 10 years. But that is not an excuse to give up. One has to persevere even if it takes 50 years. One has to be focussed and stay the course.

Such a country alone is entitled to greatness. Otherwise you are simply  one more pig among other piggy nations.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-93/7
Aug 01, 2014
06:33 PM

Imagine if a pro-BJP person had written like Natwar Singh.Glorious baffoons like Lalu Yadav would have sprung up to venomously attack the communal BJP.Sonia's standard is evident in the company she keeps like this Lalu Yadav.Only because she is an European ,Indians look to her with awe.

S.S.Nagaraj, Bangalore
D-92/38
Aug 01, 2014
06:28 PM

Akash (#36),

Why do you think in binaries-either go to war or surrender? There are numerous other options in between. One just need the political will to pursue those options.

OK. Please spell out these options.

Bonita
Chennai, India
D-91/1
Aug 01, 2014
06:06 PM

Good that Indian govt showed spine and stood its ground.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-90/17
Aug 01, 2014
06:04 PM

Saba never fails to tell us how liberal she is. A leaked letetr shows her true colors.

www.thedelhiwalla.com/2014/08/01/letter-leaks-arundhati-roy-nastily-attacked-by-author-basharat-peers-wife-ananya-vajpeyi/

Sly Brahminical attempt!!!!! If some one from the right had used "Sly Muslim attempt", all hell would have broken loose.

But you can say anything about Brahmins and jews. That is being liberal and succular.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-89/37
Aug 01, 2014
06:04 PM

DLN (#34),

BTW, I saw a British army installation on the Troodos mountains, probably a listening post. Is there a British presence still there?

The British have retained two bases known as Sovereign Base Areas - in the east at Dhekelia and in the west at Akrotiri near Limassol. These are British Overseas Territories and British laws apply. Akrotiri has an airfield and is UK's unsinkable aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean. The Turkish army advance stopped when they reached the border of the Dhekelia SBA.

I don't know if Britain has been allowed to set up listening posts on Troodos which lies outside the SBA.

 
Bonita
Chennai, India
D-88/6
Aug 01, 2014
05:52 PM

We dont need Nutwar to tell us that Sonia is a mean, venemous and a cheap woman.

It was quite evident in the way she handled the funeral of Narasimha Rao.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-87/5
Aug 01, 2014
05:47 PM

"Singh, however, was clear that without the Gandhis as its anchor, the Congress will disintegrate into "five factions." He said, "For the last 15 years, Sonia Gandhi has held the party together."

In other words, Nutwar is saying that Sonia is the modern day Bahadur Shah Zafar who was "holding" the Mughal empire together. We know how it played out in the end.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-86/40
Aug 01, 2014
05:39 PM

 Who is Arundhati Roy? Are we talking about same CATHOLIC lady who spits venom against majority  and likes the company of Geelani and all sorts of anti-nationals and comuunists. I thought she delcared her independent single member republic after India conducted nuclear tests (Read: End of Imagination).

Why are we still discussing that ugly scumbag who declared independence from Indian union?

Bangalorean
Bangalore, India
D-85/2
Aug 01, 2014
05:26 PM

The ideal clear stand is "We really dont give a damn". That is the true attitude of lot Indians both in govt and outside.

But a lot of these people are civil unlike me. So they have to resort to meaningless cliches.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-84/1
Aug 01, 2014
05:12 PM

Naidu is absolutely right. The Opposition MPs of today are behaving just like the Opposition MPs of the last two Lok Sabhas.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-83/29
Aug 01, 2014
05:10 PM

Before one writes a book, one has to prepare. A lot of things goes into prepartion-organizing the contents, collecting the relevant material etc etc.

Sonia has started to prepare for the book. She has started writing "A for apple, B for boy, C for cat..............."

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-82/30
Aug 01, 2014
05:08 PM

Creatures like Anwaar and journos in Outlook, who shed tons and tons of tears for Palestinians, have nothing to say when Pandits are NOT allowed to perform a yatra in their own country.

Let us fix our country first. Who cares what happens to Palestinians-who in any case always side against India?

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-81/1
Aug 01, 2014
04:51 PM

Clear stand:  Both sides are to blame for this war and both sides need to compromise.  Both sides need to refrain. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-80/4
Aug 01, 2014
04:30 PM

We all can see that Congress party members treat Sonia as queen and Rahul as (spoiled) prince.  Question is, how many Congressmen will admit it?  Even after they are discarded by the queen, it takes guts to admit I was brown nosing her.

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-79/1
Aug 01, 2014
04:29 PM

Modi govt has been extremely stupid in dragging the parliament session this long.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-78/2
Aug 01, 2014
04:27 PM

Japan is one country from which we need to learn a lot-especially discipline and hard work. We must have very strong ties with Japan.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-77/36
Aug 01, 2014
04:26 PM

"but I am definitely not advocating that we go to war to reclaim those territories which we claim as ours."

Why do you think in binaries-either go to war or surrender? There are numerous other options in between. One just need the political will to pursue those options.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-76/35
Aug 01, 2014
04:24 PM

"For whatever reason, right or wrong, Kashmir is a "disputed" territory. If the LoC becomes an international border, that ends the dispute"

Can you tell me what you are smoking? I will also try it.

What you claim is very very ridiculous. If you think making LoC as border will end the dispute, you are extremely naive. You have no idea either about Pakistan or about China and what China would goad Pak to do to keep India occupied.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-75/1
Aug 01, 2014
03:57 PM

Friendship towards all,malice towards none.... is the motto of INDIA for centuries.

george
london, United Kingdom
D-74/1
Aug 01, 2014
03:55 PM

Sheikh Rasheed's LAST WARNING to India on YOUTUBE

Maut mussalmanon ki mehbooba hay
Jihad mussalmanon ki jebar hay, jhoomar hay..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L28FoEKcIzo

This explains why this war will never end, not in my life time.


 

george, london
D-73/1
Aug 01, 2014
03:51 PM

This is the beginning of the end of TMC.

george, london
D-72/4
Aug 01, 2014
03:49 PM

Anwaar, your take.

george, london
D-71/2
Aug 01, 2014
03:44 PM

Zakir Naik, on Peace TV, does this everyday. He tells his viewers how Islam is the best, and other religions do not come nowhere near Islam.

 
george, london
D-70/1
Aug 01, 2014
03:40 PM

This is just the begining. The day is not far when Pappu himself will join the BJP.

george, london
D-69/1
Aug 01, 2014
03:39 PM

Good that India stood its ground. Time to pulp the old WTO and start thinking afresh.

Amit Thakur, Tokyo
D-68/3
Aug 01, 2014
03:37 PM

Singh, however, was clear that without the Gandhis as its anchor, the Congress will disintegrate into "five factions." He said, "For the last 15 years, Sonia Gandhi has held the party together."......

If the situation is that bad, it is better than Congress disintegrates. India will never accept Pappu as the Pm as he is completely useless person. As for Soniaji, the less said, the better.

george, london
D-67/27
Aug 01, 2014
02:59 PM

22 D Rajesh

"...This is not hyper reporting - raising society's voice is a must if such crimes have to be prevented in future...."

This IS hyperreporting since MOST of these turn out to be FALSE allegations ( although even if a minority is true, these are far and few between, and not discoverable ).

As for preventing crimes, a good law and order is essential.

Paradoxically, if the law and order ( judiciary ) does improve, then these false accusations will NOT happen, since these antimale accusers will have their tongues chopped off, and their media friends will find themselves in jail.

Misogynist
Chennai, India
D-66/1
Aug 01, 2014
02:55 PM

These 'sex'-extortionists obviously have media links too, that help in hyper reporting sexual acts by male politicians, to defame them.

They must all discovered and all shot dead.

Misogynist, Chennai
D-65/2
Aug 01, 2014
02:53 PM

It is not only 'venomous' ( female+white skin+royality) feminists like Sonia who are treated royally by the media.

EVERY f***g feminist in India is treated as royalty by the media.

And it is not only every f***g feminist.

Every fu***g religionist and richie richie is also treated as GOD in India.

Misogynist, Chennai
D-64/16
Aug 01, 2014
02:47 PM

If this is what happens to a party that has been trounced in recent elections then it's a case of tragedy turning into a farce. Congress is asking for schadenfreude not sympathy.

Amit Thakur
Tokyo, Japan
D-63/9
Aug 01, 2014
02:30 PM

Israel is a sordid example of what a perfected PR machinery could do: kill more than a thousand innocent civilians (and a shockingly high number of children among them) and still manage to get unconditional support from the US and its supine stooges for its bloodbath (glad that India at least showed some reasonableness and voted for UNHRC resolution to investigate war crimes in Gaza).

Palestine is the last remaining region of the world which is effectively under an apartheid control: former US president Jimmy Carter had written in great details in his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" and has been speaking frequently about it. Carter also mentioned in no uncertain terms that "one of the greatest human rights crimes on earth is the starvation and imprisonment of 1.6m Palestinians".

Hamas (with a fair share of crackpots) was elected by the Palestinians because they thought Fatah was corrupt and a sellout. West Bank is incidentally getting moth-eaten by Israeli occupation even without Hamas (Fatah is in power there). But supporters of Israel need not worry about the details, they have just one mantra that Hamas is a terrorist organization (using cheap Qassam rockets - which in 2006, the Israeli Ministry of Defense viewed as "more a psychological than physical threat" - most of which, thankfully have been rendered ineffective by the Iron Dome) and that justifies killing of any number of civilians as long as they are Palestinians.

In this context, it's interesting to note that even Mandela was a terrorist (and ANC a terrorist organization) not so long ago (Tories opposed sanctions against SA then, Dick Cheney maintained till late that US vetoes were justified) when US and UK repeatedly vetoed in favour of the apartheid regime during the '80s. And then things suddenly changed when the world public opinion could not be managed any more.

Amit Thakur
Tokyo, Japan
D-62/28
Aug 01, 2014
01:54 PM

Writing books without discussing the loot they made and how, is sheer hypocrisy, since the loot business is THE important bit in Indian politics.

It is like Modi writing a book without reference to his role in 2002, or the snoop gate, or on what basis he chose his harem.

Misogynist, Chennai
D-61/1
Aug 01, 2014
01:43 PM

'Venomous' Sonia Treated Like Royalty in India: Natwar Singh

Incidentally, by politicians like Natwar Singh (and media people like VM :) )

Santosh Gairola, Hsinchu
D-60/2
Aug 01, 2014
01:09 PM

Looks like it is a morphed image.

The 2-in-1 is a relic of the 1980s. Nobody uses audio cassettes any more, do they? Is the movie set in that period?

D.L.Narayan, Visakhapatnam
D-59/29
Aug 01, 2014
01:02 PM


Provethiswrong,

>> "Sunnis are the most bigoted,"

Moron they are 80% of world's Muslims and they are not one homogenous group. Many are moderates, or liberals or seculars or traditionalists but many are also as bigoted as yourself.



 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-58/34
Aug 01, 2014
12:58 PM

" As for their being no desire for reunification, I can confidently state that you are wrong."

My visit was just a decade after the Turkish invasion. There was a lot of animosity in the air and the borders were sealed.

Obviously, a few decades down the line,  old animosities fade and probably the Cypriots might again want to reunite. 

BTW, I saw a British army installation on the Troodos mountains, probably a listening post. Is there a British presence still there?

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-57/28
Aug 01, 2014
12:56 PM


Bhaumik,

>> "Anwar seems to be admirer of the ISIS."

You seem to be a retard!
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-56/77
Aug 01, 2014
12:54 PM


Klbatla, 

>> " terrorist group CAIR."

A terrorist group working openly and aggressively in the U.S.? Are you retarded?

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-55/27
Aug 01, 2014
12:49 PM


Saachbolo,

>> " kair-isis-pracharak"

What a moron!
 

Anwaar
Dallas, United States
D-54/17
Aug 01, 2014
12:49 PM
"""Saharanpur clashes: Main accused arrested 

LUCKNOW: The main accused for instigating clashes in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh which left three people killed and dozens injured has been arrested along with six of his accomplices, police said on Thursday.

Moharram Ali allegedly incited a mob to pelt stones and fire at the Sikhs and had opened fire at Sahastra Pal, a constable who is battling for his life in a city hospital.

Danish, Mohd Irshad, Mohd Abid, Mohd Shahid and Haji Mohammed Irfan have also been arrested for inciting and abetting violence. Violent clashes had erupted between the Sikhs and Muslims in Saharanpur last week.

Police said the main accused was behind the gherao at the Qutubsher police station when the two sides were talking out the matter related to a land dispute, in the presence of senior police officials.

The mob gathered outside the police station had gone on a rampage, firing at people, burning shops and vehicles and pelting stones.

Moharram Ali alias Pappu has confessed to inciting the mob, an official told IANS.

Senior superintendent of police Rajesh Pandey confirmed the arrest and said raids were being conducted at various places to arrest others guilty of inciting the clashes.

"We have identified the culprits behind the mindless violence through CCTV camera footage and soon they will be brought to justice," the official told IANS. ""

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Saharanpur-clashes-Main-accused-arrested/articleshow/39337954.cms

So finally Muharram Ali PAPU THE MEMBER of SP is arrested .

Sikhs have been openly saying IMRAN MASOOD the Congress MP AND MUHARAM ALI PAPU ARE TWO MAIN INSTIGATORS BEHIND THE RIOTS.

One arrested and other is roaming free ??

WHY RIOTS WERE INCITED DURING RAMADAN WHEN EID itself WAS 48 HRS AWAY ??

A Political cum Electoral strategy to terrorize Muslims for Votes ?

Await soon Senior Supd Police Mr Rajesh Pandey will be transferred as soon as Azam Khan starts turning the screws of Akhilesh .

Hope Clergy will see through the Politico-Communal Games of the Politicians and insist that both Imran and Muharram Ali Papu be kept behind Bars .

Interestingly Congress ,Lalu , Nitish ,Commies all were blaming BJP .Many renowned ( or notoriously communal ? ) Posters on this Board were also braying for blood of Amit Shah .

THE WAY USUAL WAY OUR SECUS TERRORIZE MINORITY FOR VOTES !!

ashok kumar ghai, Mumbai
D-53/2
Aug 01, 2014
12:46 PM


>>>> "Snooping Is Unacceptable: India Bluntly Tells US"
>> "This is the difference between MMS and Modi."

You mean the fact that Modi can tell the U.S. that snooping is unacceptable while doing some snooping himself on an innocent lady for non-government business at government expense? You are right. MMS would never have done that.

Anwaar, Dallas
D-52/1
Aug 01, 2014
12:34 PM


He is using a radio as a fig leaf. Reminds me of Marilyn Monroe's comment regarding her nude photo: “It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.”

Anwaar, Dallas
D-51/1
Aug 01, 2014
12:21 PM



Why minorities are singled out for custodial deaths, asks HC

Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Thursday made a startling observation that most custodial deaths in the state involved members from the minority community.

“We find that most of the cases of custodial deaths are against persons belonging to the minority community. We want to do something to prevent this,” the court said.

Accepting the appointment, Choudhry said: “I have researched and found that in most of the cases of custodial deaths, the victim is either a Muslim or Dalit.”

epaper.dnaindia.com/story.aspx

Anwaar, Dallas
D-50/2
Aug 01, 2014
11:57 AM

Editors Mr Vinod Mehta and Mr. Duggal  both are just hiding the truth .Both know what happened in 2004 .

Go back to days when Sonia was delaying in taking the oath as PM in 2004 after UPA 1 victory.Late Sh Joyoti Basu and Somnath da went to inquire the reasons of delay in Govt forming .
When they came out before boarding their cars they told the TV Media that Sonia was reluctant to take oath becuase Rahul and Priyanka were strongly pressing her not to become PM .Rahul's and Priyanka's apprehensions and fears were that their Grand mother Indira ji and father Rajiv ji were killed .Both the children were very young and extremely worried for their's mother's safety .Both insisted that they will become orphan if some thing happens to Sonia .

We believe and heard  both Late Sh Joyti Basu and Soomnath Da -the towering leaders of India !
Narwar's Book just confirms what is already known .Nothing earth shattering revelation .


 

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-49/2
Aug 01, 2014
11:29 AM

You can take the BDS---Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions and shove it into a waste basket. Israel was a state born from true grit with nothing called as resources except its far flung diaspora. They have built it brick by brick in the hard desert. The people had a scientific temper and were able to bring out concepts like Kibbutz and how they changed the country. So whether you do sanctions or ban or boycott or divest or whatever you choose to do, you can do it but they will survive because they have the will. It was a country which was born because the Jews decided that enough of running and they would have a place they could call their own. So, go ahead, impose sanctions and boycott them, who cares.

Think about the other side. The islamist countries which have surrounded Israel right from day one have waged and lost so many wars. Only when it became untenable that Egypt came to the peace table. If they had been left in peace I dont think things would have become so bad. Years of bad neighbours practices have made them skeptical and distrustful of every body and I think this includes the US. 

Think about it, why HAVE HAMAS built tunnels? Why? So they could carry out covert terror activities, right. Not for any peaceful or safety reasons. 

So just stop crying and get on with your lives. What the muslims sowed, they are reaping it atleast in Israel. 

Incidentally why are you guys keeping quiet on minorities being exterminated in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and even NON SUNNI muslims being killed and persecuted in same Paki, Iraq, Syria etc., I am sure you guys support ISIS and its intended WORLD CALIPHATE.

ShankarNarayanan Ram
Chennai, India
D-48/1
Aug 01, 2014
11:21 AM

Sonia's breast bomb did not make any impact on Natwar.She should have used the younger Priyanka instead.

S.S.Nagaraj
Bangalore, India
D-47/11
Aug 01, 2014
11:18 AM

Israel is not a submissive pseudo secular sotie peddling state. It is surrounded by Islamic fundamentalist states who have been at war with it since it was born. Their lives had been made misearable during those times. They will not, repeat will not take things lying down like India. Take the Entebbe episode or the Israel journos who escaped captivity by rogues fundamentalist islamist terrorists in Kashmir, they will not take it lying down. All other countries including India can keep crying foul or take up strong stance against terrorism and root it out. All of us know how much ISI was involved in Kashmir, building up terror bases in Punjab, the 26/11 massacre, what do we do, we just twiddle our thumbs and cry FOUL. Let us stop this Israel bashing. If you take one of my eye out, then I will pull both your eyes out until you guys stop this behaviour and integrate with others. Why the hell are you not opening your mouth or writing reams of paper or getting interviews about Shias, Ahmedias and you name any other Muslim sect except Sunnis being EXTERMINATED in countries like Iraq, Syria and Pakistan. Why this monumental silence eh? 

ShankarNarayanan Ram
Chennai, India
D-46/26
Aug 01, 2014
10:58 AM

I am disappointed to see some comments and the general tone of the article in the first place. The Government is 60 days old. In Tamilnadu when the DMK comes to power they quickly press the UNDO button of all things done by the predecessor which would have been ADMK. Be it Rain water harvesting, growth of power generation and you name it, they reverse it. The ADMK is not to be left behind in this. JJ comes to power and she immediately presses UNDO button on whole lot things like the Direct Farmers market, the mini bus scheme, the common village scheme and what not. Do all of you want the country to run like that? Undo all good and bad things done by the previous government. Like somebody pointed out here you dont win elections consecutively by not working and not developing or not delivering on promises. Bringing back black money, getting to arm twist swiss bankers are not an easy job. The impact of the changes being promulgated or implemented will take time to be felt. Please do not forget that just because you have a clear majority in LS, Bill passing is easy. The GOP and its great insecure allies still have numbers in the Rajya Sabha. It will take a lot of effort to make meaning ful legislation if Congress and Co keep opposing and sending every bill to the waste basket in Rajya Sabha. Peace.

ShankarNarayanan Ram
Chennai, India
D-45/27
Aug 01, 2014
10:47 AM

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"Sonia has hit back by saying she will write her own book and explain. While this is a nice, rhetorical sound bite, nobody seriously expects her to produce a tell-all or candid autobiography. After 10 years of absolute though proxy power, she has internalised that old mantra, "Never apologise, never explain".


It is more likely the intellectual cum public relations eco-system that surrounds the Nehru-Gandhis will spend the coming weeks excoriating and excommunicating Natwar, and attempting to reduce him to a non-person. It would be so typical of Delhi's beautiful people: all high drama and low politics.

Mohan, Adiipur
D-44/26
Aug 01, 2014
10:32 AM

“Crooks and liars in the media are the greatest danger to Indian democracy"

If anyone of you have not read Mediacrooks, I suggest  read all his articles. his articles tell us how media has always been fooling us. 

www.mediacrooks.com/

Mohan
Adiipur, India
D-43/15
Aug 01, 2014
10:24 AM

Comedy of Errors. How long will these sycophants cling on to Sonia's saree or Rahul's coat tails. My God. Even God cannot save these guys. The party should get marginalised further and would retreat into oblivion.

ShankarNarayanan Ram
Chennai, India
D-42/30
Aug 01, 2014
10:22 AM

The author of this article proved one point. If you dont know what to write, why to write and how to write, language will not help. Be it Sanskrit or English.

Mahesh
Delhi, India
D-41/26
Aug 01, 2014
10:06 AM

Rajiv Gandhi unilaterally decided to send IPKF to Lanka: Natwartruthdive.com/2014/08/01/rajiv-gandhi-unilaterally-decided-to-send-ipkf-to-lanka-natwar.html

Mohan, Adiipur
D-40/25
Aug 01, 2014
09:42 AM

The vast majority of Sunnis in India as well as in the world have denounced ISIS, - Anwaar (#5)

NOT CORRECT. Anwaar should read

Half-truths and lies: A biased Urdu press can harm India's secular image - Firstpost

Akhbar-e-Mashriq is widely regarded as a balanced and sober Urdu daily published from Kolkata but recently, it ran an uncharacteristically sensational front page with the banner headline, Islami Shiddat Pasand Hamare Haqeequee Mohafiz ("Islamic extremists our real protectors"). It was inspired by a quote from one of the Indian nurses who had returned from Iraq the previous day after being held captive by the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis).

The nurse had reportedly praised Isis fighters describing them as "good people" who had behaved decently with them and were concerned about their safety. That brief comment was enough for Mashriq to translate it into a tub-thumping endorsement of what is arguably one of the most vicious jihadi groups whose leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi, now a self-proclaimed "caliph", is listed as a "global terrorist" with a $10 million prize for information leading to his capture.

While playing up the nurse’s remark, the paper glossed over the version of two other workers who had accused Isis of "brutality" and said that its men behaved like "barbarians". It also played down reports of Isis attacks on Shias and historic Shia sites.

Regrettably, Mashriq is not the only Urdu newspaper whose coverage of the gory events in West Asia has been so shamelessly biased. Worryingly, much of the Urdu language media in India sounds like an Isis mouthpiece. Anyone reliant solely on the Urdu press for information and opinion (and a large section of Muslims reads only Urdu newspapers) would think that Isis is a benevolent and devout religious organisation dedicated to upholding Islamic law and values rather than a blood-thirsty terror group.

Does that sound like condemnation? It may to Anwaar but doesn't to me.

Bonita
Chennai, India
D-39/25
Aug 01, 2014
09:27 AM

Arundhati Roy - The Goddess of Big Things

Bonita, Chennai
D-38/2
Aug 01, 2014
09:25 AM

Amazing. Maun Moan singh has spoken more since being thrown out of office to criticise Baru, Katju and Nutwar than he did in the ten yers he was the ostensible PM.

Bonita, Chennai
D-37/33
Aug 01, 2014
09:22 AM

Akash,

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. - (#13)

For whatever reason, right or wrong, Kashmir is a "disputed" territory. If the LoC becomes an international border, that ends the dispute. Any incursion therefore, become an act of war and can be dealt with as such.

Moreover, the basic premise of trading land for peace is wrong. (#14)

Possesion is nine tenths of the law. You can only trade something if you have it, which in the case of POK we don't. Recognising the LOC as an international border is only a recognition of reality. We had an opportunity to reclaim POK in 1948 and again in 1972, but chose not to do so. To believe that we can regain it is a pipe dream.

I am certainly not suggesting that we part with any land - either to Pakistan or China - which is under our sovereign control, but I am definitely not advocating that we go to war to reclaim those territories which we claim as ours.

Bonita
Chennai, India
D-36/32
Aug 01, 2014
09:06 AM

DLN (#12),

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.

Peaceful exchange NO. However, if you mean the that there was no partition like slaughter you are correct.

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.

Cyprus is very peaceful and UNFICYP (United Nations Forces in Cyprus) troops are having a ball. They have no work to do, much like UNMOGIP.

I lived in Cyprus from 2004-2007 10 minutes walk from the "Green Line". It is peaceful and there is no restriction on crossing in either direction. In fact residents of the Turkish occupied north frequently cross over to avail of state medical facilities in the south as the Cyprus govt states that they are citizens of Cyprus.

Is their animosity - probably. I visited the north with a colleague and drove to the extreme North Eastern tip. On our way back we stopped for lunch and when we returned to the car found it blocked in. While wondering what to do, an old bystander asked "Are you Greek?" I replied, "Do we look Greek? My friend is Ukrainian and I'm Indian" to which the old man replied, "OK. I'll help you then" and whistled for the guy who had (deliberately) blocked us to move his vehicle.

As for their being no desire for reunification, I can confidently state that you are wrong.

Bonita
Chennai, India
D-35/24
Aug 01, 2014
08:13 AM

Sonia will "write"!

In which language?

Pradip Singh, stafford
D-34/2
Aug 01, 2014
08:11 AM

Thank you NDMC for doing that.

Much better than hiring some macho men and shooting any and every animal.
We have seen Brits cleaning up all tigers and loins from India and Africa; now alligators are crying for help in US.

Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
D-33/31
Aug 01, 2014
07:49 AM

"Give nuclear weapons to Israel ( they already have it ) and palestanians, Iranians and ask them to settle the matter between themselves. It would solve lot of problems."

nuclear weapons are not like the little knife you stole from your mom's kitchen. It is a work of art and engineering design --- so if you are a barbarian arabic moth*@#$er without the brains to understand deterrence theory, you should not be getting any nukes, and you will not. Intelligence agencies around the world will make sure of that.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-32/30
Aug 01, 2014
07:30 AM

Give nuclear weapons to Israel ( they already have it ) and palestanians, Iranians and ask them to settle the matter between themselves. It would solve lot of problems.

provethiswrong
FactGarh, India
D-31/24
Aug 01, 2014
07:07 AM

Sunnis are the most bigoted, vile and virulent strain of Islam. Brazen lying and justifying everything in the name of Islam is in their DNA.  Shias, Ismailis in contrast to sunnis almost look like pacifists ! 

provethiswrong
FactGarh, India
D-30/29
Aug 01, 2014
06:35 AM

"The violence exists because Israel just does not want a Palestinian state to exist."


That is the correct response to Hamas and all its palestinian supporters that will not allow israel to exist if they can help it.

If it is a matter of one man standing, and it is me or you, let's face it, it is me who will be standing in the end. So f*** all you hamas sympathizers.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-29/28
Aug 01, 2014
06:33 AM

Dear Richard Falk, F*** you and your sanctimony, you worthless a**hole.  Israel will survive because its people know who they are dealing with, and they are not stupid cretins like you are. You are brainless worthless turd, and I spit on you and your ancestors.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-28/76
Aug 01, 2014
06:26 AM

you know a muslim is a jihadi asswipe if he says that people are "forcing democracy and human rights" on muslims. Apparently the natural state of islam is to be anti-women and a theocracy run by mullahs and the military, and anyone attempting to correct it is "islamophobic".

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-27/75
Aug 01, 2014
06:24 AM

"Zaba daBut the west seem to be barbarian when they bombarded these weak nations and force democracy. on them.They must teach democracy by books,not by war.War it self is not a democracy.The west are working on wrong path."

Look at the comment of this asswipe Zaba Da from facebook -- another "liberal" muslim, who does not recognize that more sunni muslims have killed other muslims in the recent past than all of the western world. So ask yourself, why do "liberal" muslims like Zaba Da and Anwaar spread disinformation that the west is against islam when it is their own sunni "islamic brethren" that are slaughtering them with a vengeance? Why this selective outrage and this penchant for misdirection? ask yourselves.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-26/23
Aug 01, 2014
06:24 AM

"The vast majority of Sunnis in India as well as in the world have denounced ISIS" so spake Anwar from Dallas. I don't see any such denouncement in India or elsewhere. Except some half hearted hesitant noises by Muslims which sound more like suppressed admiration of ISIS. But I see lot off denouncement of the Israel about Gaza and even boycott of American and Israeli goods by Muslims in India.

Even this Anwar in a comment below has tried to rationalize the horrendous deeds of ISIS by treating it as a part of  some trend. Anwar seems to be admirer of the ISIS.

   
DavaDatta Bhaumik
Toronto, Canada
D-25/74
Aug 01, 20