Thursday, February 26, 2015

Quick notes: Juvenile rapists, GM crops...

Monday, February 23, 2015

Quick notes: Arab imperialism, Land grab...

  • Mental enslavement among Indian Muslims: During festivals in India or Pakistan, you increasingly find some Muslims dressed in Arab garb. It is time to address Arab cultural imperialism, because it is far more dangerous today at least in the sub-continent.


  • Authorizing land grab: Section 101 of the UPA Act states that if the acquired land remains unutilized for a period of five years from the date of taking over the possession, the land shall be returned to the owners.  The NDA amendment has swapped a defined period – that of five years – with “a period specified for setting up of any project or for five years”. Trying to be clever here, the mandarins. Starting January, 2015, any company can specify a period of say 10 or 20 years and were they to sit on the land for that long, it will remain with them. This sounds like land grabbing, especially for private projects where the government is also involved.


  • Another Tarun Tejpal? Rajendra Pachauri reigned over a culture of high-fives, hugs and other forms of physical contact that some women found loaded with sexual innuendoes.


  • G Madhavan Nair: "Aryabhatta knew about gravity before Newton. Our ancient scriptures also had information on metallurgy, algebra and astrology way before the western world knew about them".


  • Rothschild freeloader:

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Must watch interview: Conspiracy to destabilize India

Must watch: Conspiracy to destabilize India.

Interview (42 minutes) with ex-RAW officer RSN Singh, in Hindi.


He makes many intuitive points that the perceptive among us have known/ have been observing for a while. Alas, common sense is a scarce commodity.

This needs to be disseminated widely. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Quick notes: Corporate espionage, Analog fab...


Thursday, February 19, 2015

new godfather for indan lefties? 2/20 - Meet the Author: A Discussion of Perry Anderson's 'The Indian Ideology'

romila, sen-rothschild, genocide suzie, move over. there's a new kid in town

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From: Sindu Singh <sindu1@stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 11:40 PM
Subject: TOMORROW: 2/20 - Meet the Author: A Discussion of Perry Anderson's 'The Indian Ideology'
To: southasiastudents@lists.stanford.edu, southasia@lists.stanford.edu, southasiafaculty@lists.stanford.edu


What: Meet the Author- A Discussion of Perry Anderson's 'The Indian Ideology'
When: Friday, February 20th, 12 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Where: CCSRE Conference Room, Building 360

Lunch will be served at noon.

Please see flyer below for detailed agenda. 
 

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Center for South Asia
Stanford University
Encina Hall West, Room 104
417 Galvez Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

 

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Hinduphobia: Intolerance, racial and religious

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February 19, 2015 10:45 IST

'I do hope the Patel family sues the hell out of the state of Alabama, and I hope the Hindu American Foundation and other community organisations are helping with legal aid and monetary support.'

'For, there is reason to believe that it is religious and racial bias that led to the incident: In other words, a hate crime. There is no reason to suffer that silently,' says Rajeev Srinivasan.

I was in the San Francisco Bay Area last week. So far as I can tell, the #BlackLivesMatter protests (external link) over police brutality in the shooting of teenaged Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, have run their course, and we are back to business as usual.

In the meantime, of course, President Barack Obama has made two rather unfortunate speeches alleging religious discrimination in India. Given American moralising, this is par for the course -- but two incidents suggested that the emperor is the one without clothes.

One could make the case that there is considerable phobia against non-Christians in the US, and on occasion this has led to violence. Of course, there is much racial discrimination as well. Blacks have long complained about the 'driving while black' syndrome, whereby a random black driver is far more likely to be stopped and questioned by police than a white: They are in effect guilty until proved innocent.

On the other hand, in a recent book, GhettosideLos Angeles Times reporter Jill Leovy shows how rampant crime against blacks goes unpunished, as the police don't care to investigate adequately. I'd like to ask the sanctimonious POTUS, 'Wouldn't Martin Luther King be shocked that happens to blacks?' It appears Mississippi Burning is relevant even today, 50 years after civil rights marchers Schwerner, Goodman and Cheney were murdered by bigots.

Racial prejudice by the police affects browns as well, as in the sad case of Sureshbhai Patel, a 57-year-old Indian grandfather visiting his developmentally-challenged, 17-month-old grandchild.

Patel was slammed to the pavement by a white policeman, paralysing him. His crime? 'Walking while brown': All Mr Patel did was walk in the neighbourhood where his son lives in Alabama. A neighbour complained that a 'black man in his 30s was walking in driveways, peering into garages.'

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Quick notes: Land acquisition, GM crops...

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Rearming Hinduism

I was feeling quite discouraged today by the Modi government's inaction on issues dear to the core Hindu constituency - accompanied by its meek capitulation to anti-Hindu forces, to the point that I was pessimistic about the continued existence of Hindu civilization itself in the long term.

Then, I read this interview with author Vamsee Juluri regarding his book "Rearming Hinduism".

http://swarajyamag.com/culture/interview-vamsee-juluri/

It had been on my reading list for a while. Buried deep in the interview were profound answers to my deepest concerns for the future of Hindutva
and Sanatana Dharma. 

I just happened to read the interview before going to bed - on a day that I've experienced a lot of pain and anger at injustice in this world and what I perceive as a great betrayal of Hindu hopes and aspirations by the Modi Sarkar.

Considering that I was/am a fervent champion of Modi Sarkar as representative of nothing less than a Hindu civilizational victory, disillusionment is but natural when one sees that the ephemeral #HinduUnity that elected it is being frittered away and perhaps our last opportunity 
for Hindu civilizational survival & regeneration is being squandered. 

These tweets also injected a dose of realism:

@sarkar_swati: Hindus will be defeated if they feel defeated. No avatar will ever protect you. Best not to expect too much from a leader

@sarkar_swati: Modi is the savior of Hindus - self defeating mentality. Hindus existed before him, will do so after him too