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D-149/7
Jul 24, 2014
08:45 PM

@ VNK Sir,

" To improve "efficiency" inviting FDI is not the solution.
To address inefficiency in governance, will we go for
FDI talent?"

1. FDI stands for Foreign Direct Investment not talent. It is about investment. We can borrow from foreign sources and repay interest. In that case, the risks are borne entirely by us and we will not benefit from the expertise of the foreign investors. In that sense, FDI is preferable to borrowing. Talent will be Indian but it will gain from the expertise of the foreign firms investing in the business.

2. LIC was formed in 1956 by nationalising hundreds of private insurance companies. Later on in 1973, non-life insurance companies were nationalised to form the GIC. Government has no business running insurance companies. 

3. A lot of investment is required to cover several areas covered inadequately such as medical and agricultural sectors.Insurance is a capital intensive business. From where is the money going to come unless we encourage FDI?

It is not just about providing competition to the LIC. It is about changing the entire way Insurance is run in the country and bring it up to world standards. There is the IRDA, a regulatory body formed in 1999 to regulate the insurance business in India. It is the IRDA which asked the government to raise the FDI limit to 49%. Surely the IRDA knows much more about the insurance business than laymen like us.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-148/11
Jul 24, 2014
08:28 PM

Here is a tweet from Saina Nehwal

" am very hurt and sad that I have still not received the cash award from my state for the Olympic bronze medal that I won for my country"

The poor woman is not a muslim and hence nobody cares. She is not a "champion" in the league of Sania.

Nehwal should convert to Islam and then she will be showered with awards and doles by KCR.

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-147/72
Jul 24, 2014
08:25 PM

Roti -gate happened 7 days back .

Congress was on the receiving end on revelations made Katju and letters issued by Manmohan's PMO and CJI Lahoti .

To divert heat from them Congress got released an 7 days old CD of Roti-gate ? Could be possible !!

But trust Katju -he will reveal some more facts soon .

ROTI-GATE IS TEMPORARY RELIEF FOR CONGRESS .

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-146/10
Jul 24, 2014
08:24 PM

This is diplomacy not Arnab's studio. India must have voted after consulting Israel. Looking into large Muslim polulation in India it cannot afford to vote against or abstain from voting. It was as a token gesture to please the Muslims. Behind the scene India-Israel remain partners in trade and development and thats the bottomline.

gayatri, madrid
D-145/6
Jul 24, 2014
08:13 PM

@ D L NARAYAN SIR

" 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."
There are many private players already in India.
To improve "efficiency" inviting FDI is not the solution.
To address inefficiency in governance, will we go for
FDI talent? 

V.N.K.Murti Pattambi
PATTAMBI, India
D-144/1
Jul 24, 2014
08:12 PM

Are we in the 21st century or have we regressed to the 7th century?

D.L.Narayan, Visakhapatnam
D-143/71
Jul 24, 2014
08:11 PM

The incident happened 7 days back.

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-142/7
Jul 24, 2014
08:10 PM


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

Similarly CAIR is like its Senior Partner ISI,is bad news for India & USA

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-141/10
Jul 24, 2014
08:09 PM

Perse she is a Pakistani Bahu,none can dispute it.

Her contribution to creation of Telegana,nothing to write about.

But the lady did do well to bring Nation glory ,before she got married.

May be she has lost that completely ,Now.

The BJP ignoring Giriraj of 1,25 crore shame ,the Goa Minister or this MP from Telengana,because the Government is for devlopment and Governance.

The Govt is working to reduce prices of Essentials and do away with Fuel price hikes.

The Govt is just 2 months in Office and give it time.

harun, chennai
D-140/9
Jul 24, 2014
08:03 PM

I don't know why Congress is angry ?? Hundred percent Sania Mirza is now  Daughter in Law of Pakistan .AND IS PAKISTANI NOW.

If we go by Congress's logic then even Sonia Gandhi too is not daughter in Law of India and not an Indian ? 

Congress has no brains .they don't pause and think what they are talking.

ashok kumar ghai
Mumbai, India
D-139/4
Jul 24, 2014
07:57 PM

TV channels, as expected, has made Sania a "champion". Only in India is a PT Usha considered a world class athlete. And only in India does a perennial loser like Sania becomes a "champion".

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-138/1
Jul 24, 2014
07:51 PM

 Indian or non Indian, she won't remain married for a long time 

Don Quixote
Rody, India
D-137/1
Jul 24, 2014
07:49 PM

haha

ANBanerjee, Newcastle
D-136/13
Jul 24, 2014
07:48 PM

"By this logic, the genocidal wars waged between Sunni and Shia or between Catholics and Protestants had nothing to do with religion either?"

Absolutely not.

It is Sanghi/Hindutva propaganda, disinformation, misinformation, whatever. Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are probably involved too, though I am not too sure about the details. The aim is to besmirch the fair name of the semitic faiths and assert the supremacy of their religion.

QED

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-135/1
Jul 24, 2014
07:35 PM

"A V Swamy (Ind) criticised the government for too much reliance on foreign investment, saying this will make "us alien in our own country".

Not only that. When TRADE DEFICIT exceeds FISCAL DEFICIT, the economy will crash. Growth requires the difference (FISCAL DEFICIT - TRADE DEFICIT) to be large and positive because the quantity is precisely equal to NET PRIVATE SAVINGS. Right now it is 4.6% of GDP as everyone knows. I should have said "paupers in our own country" instead.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
D-134/14
Jul 24, 2014
07:26 PM

So all this money has been credited to bank accounts of Ambani et al? Isn't it a fact that India is still among the highest taxed countries in ASEAN? Corporate Karza maafi? Did India Inc take loans from the Governnment that have now been written off? There is a tale to be told of how the influential man can bend and break rules in India. But here, Sainath recklessly exaggerates, does injury to Truth and thereby undermines his case.

Prashanth
Bangalore, India
D-133/274
Jul 24, 2014
07:17 PM

As far as AIT is concerned, even Romila Thapar has discarded it-after advocating the same for years.

Akash Verma
Chennai, India
D-132/3
Jul 24, 2014
07:11 PM

Does anyone even know that Hockey (and not cricket) is our national game?

Blame Indian hockey team as well. India used to win Hockey gold in the Olympics and was among the champions in World Cup Hockey for almost three decades after independence. But once astro turph was introduced in hockey, India lagged behind others and has never recovered  since then. Indian fans used to listen to live radio commentary of hockey matches as well as cricket test matches. Indian Airlines and Services used to have great hockey teams. Now India never features among the top in Hockey. So nobody follows them. Let them win a few major international tournaments - things will be different. Advertisers and therefore the media will flock in again.

DC
NEW YORK, United States
D-131/273
Jul 24, 2014
07:07 PM

stupid cretin:" Identifying genetic history with linguistic history is naive."

Did you even bother to read how the genetic markers of H Pylorii were used before you vomit your ignorant bullshit, saroja? Of course not.

Genetic history is conclusive in pointing to the direction of migration because of the immense variety of H Pylorii genes in the areas where populations started (africa followed by India) and lesser variation with europe showing the least variation.

. Such genius is what comes out of morons who vomit the marxist bullshit of Romila Thapar and Irfan Habib and all the nehruvian asswipes who called themselves historians. Effing losers can't even think a little before they say stupid stuff to support their worthless and discredited "aryan invasion theory", which romila thapar pulled out of her marxist asshole one fine morning and added that to all the CBSE textbooks, and yet none of these assholes who are so worried about "filling Indian hisory texts with hindu fiction" seem too worried about that crap nehruvian marxists have inserted into the CBSE history texts.

Krupakar Kolbatla
Mumbai/Pittsburgh, India
D-130/3
Jul 24, 2014
06:57 PM

India's "pride" refused to hold the Indian flag on one occasion and disrespected the flag on another

twitter.com/Aks9009Pa/status/492296284926398464/photo/1

Akash Verma, Chennai
D-129/5
Jul 24, 2014
06:53 PM

Insurance is an unnecessary industry. India can create infinite money and insure everybody for free. It is a big subsidy for the rich and a big burden to the people.

FISCAL DEFICIT - TRADE DEFICIT =  NET PRIVATE SAVINGS , is the federal balance. FISCAL  DEFICIT is an infinite resource of created free money. 

Only in India! Why let the foreigners make money on the backs of Indian private sector? If TRADE DEFICIT exceeds FISCAL DEFICIT, as it will, the economy will DIE.

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Long Beach
D-128/12
Jul 24, 2014
06:50 PM

"Anwaar is probably right when he says that the conflict is not about religion. There are a lot of similarities between the semitic religions."  Narayan

By this logic, the genocidal wars waged between Sunni and Shia or between Catholics and Protestants had nothing to do with religion either?

Ram Lala
Kavutaram, India
D-127/5
Jul 24, 2014
06:44 PM

We have seen this script several times before. Hamas  provokes Israel. Israel retaliates. Hundreds of civilians die. Then the violence ends through a ceasefire. The media, UN and the west will be blamed by both sides for siding with their rivals. And everything remains same thereafter, Jews will hate Muslims and Muslims will hate Jews. Israel gets arms and Palestine gets development assistance.  The world opinion stays divided. The end until you see a repeat episode a few years later.

DC
NEW YORK, United States
D-126/6
Jul 24, 2014
06:42 PM

More than likely, the Muslim perpatrator of rape of six years old girl must not have thought about the girl's religion, in the same token the Sena MP must not have thought about the religion of the contractor.  Such things come as a spur of the moment. 

P.B. Joshipura, Suffolk, Virginia
D-125/8
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
D-124/7
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
D-123/272
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).

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-122/3
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
D-121/271
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).

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
D-120/6
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
D-119/2
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
D-118/6
Jul 24, 2014
05:27 PM

And what is that cheque for 1 crore for?

Pradip Singh, stafford
D-117/2
Jul 24, 2014
05:25 PM

What is this cheque for one crore for?

Pradip Singh, stafford
D-116/9
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
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