Saturday, November 22, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
- Muslim 'apostates' come out of hiding in Europe: A number of Muslims in Europe are publicly abandoning their religion.
- IS's drive for Kobani is blunted: "The aura of invincibility that built up with its advances over the summer has been shattered. Kobani is a small city and the IS placed great stock in winning, and now it's been forced to turn tail."
- The other IS: “People, especially Leftists from Delhi, easily get carried away by the Maoist story of sacrifice and a crusade against corporate invaders. The story on the ground is vastly different, with Maoists showing scant respect for villagers. They use women for sexual gratification. The supply of condoms and anti-pregnancy tablets to forest camps merits an investigation. Sexual harassment is rampant. Women in these camps are used like sex slaves. All that ideological flourish of the movement is history.”
- BJP govt may introduce Urdu in Marathi-medium schools: Shiv Sena presents Muslim skull cap to BJP minister Eknath Khadse
- Dr Kalyani Gomathinayagam: The brave Indian doctor who treated Ebola in Africa
- medileaks.in: To expose a range of unethical or irrational practices across the health care sector, relying on information from consumers and insiders
- Make in India: Made-in-India tablet ships to US, Europe.
- And Amway was born :
- Milk Might Not Be Doing You Much Good: Milk consumption as adults was associated with no protection for men, and an increased risk of fractures in women. It was also associated with an increased risk of death in both sexes.
- Heisenberg and The Tao of Physics: Heisenberg was well aware of the emphasis on interconnectedness in Eastern thought. However, he had been unaware of the dynamic aspect of the Eastern world view and was intrigued when I showed him with numerous examples from my manuscript that the principal Sanskrit terms used in Hindu and Buddhist philosophy-brahman, rta, lila, karma, samsara, etc.-had dynamic connotations. At the end of my rather long presentation of the manuscript Heisenberg said simply: "Basically, I am in complete agreement with you."
From: Ishwar Sharan <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Subject: Some references to and quotes of 'St' Francis Xavier and the Goa Inquisition
Sayings of Francis Xavier
In his letters to the Jesuits in Rome, Xavier wrote: "There are in these parts among the pagans a class of men called Brahmins. They are as perverse and wicked a set as can anywhere be found, and to whom applies the Psalm which says: 'From an unholy race, and wicked and crafty men, deliver me, Lord.' If it were not for the Brahmins, we should have all the heathens embracing our faith."
"Following the baptisms, the new Christians return to their homes and come back with their wives and families to be in their turn also prepared for baptism. After all have been baptised, I order that everywhere the temples of the false gods be pulled down and idols broken. I know not how to describe in words the joy I feel before the spectacle of pulling down and destroying the idols by the very people who formerly worshipped them." Xavier did this after the Hindu raja of Quilon had given him a large grant to build churches!
Francis Xavier was the pioneer of anti-Brahmanism which was adopted in due course as a major plank in the missionary propaganda by all Christian denominations. Lord Minto, Governor General of India from 1807 to 1812, submitted a Note to his superiors in London when the British Parliament was debating whether missionaries should be permitted in East India Company's domain under the Charter of 1813. He enclosed with his Note some "propaganda material used by the missionaries" and, referring to one missionary tract in particular, wrote: "The remainder of this tract seems to aim principally at a general massacre of the Brahmanas" (M. D. David (ed.), Western Colonialism in Asia and Christianity, Bombay, 1988, p. 85). Anti-Brahmanism has become the dominant theme in the speeches and writings of Dravidian politicians and Indian secularists of all sorts.
Xavier's letter demanding the Inquisition be sent to Goa
Francis Xavier sent this letter to the King John III of Portugal on May 16th, 1545: "The second necessity for the Christians is that your Majesty establish the Holy Inquisition, because there are many who live according to the Jewish law, and according to the Mahomedan sect, without any fear of God or shame of the world. And since there are many spread all over the fortresses, there is the need of the Holy Inquisition and of many preachers. Your Majesty should provide such necessary things for your loyal and faithful subjects in India." – Joseph Wicki,
The Inquisition in Goa
Historian Paul Roberts describes what went on in the I
So where's India? What's India doing right now, while everybody else marches ahead?
The FBI investigation was apparently started after US intelligence recorded a conversation by a Pakistani official saying that he was going to be receiving sensitive data from a US contact. The FBI then covertly monitored Raphel for some time, and then later raided her home where classified documents were uncovered.
So it now looks that Robin Raphel, the same lady who created Hurriyat in Kashmir, is a Pakistani spy.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The powerful new trend of declining oil prices shifts economic and geopolitical power towards the US and China:
India needs to be more proactive instead of merely lagging the trend. There needs to be an interest rate cut sooner rather than later, in order to ramp up India's growth sooner rather than waiting for 2016. Declining oil prices will mask and offset any inflationary effects of growth. If we don't seize the opportunity, then we are only leaving open the opportunity for others to steal a march on us, while our growth potential is again left unrealized.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Fwd: The Sunni Arc of Instability+How Modi created a rockstar presence+India extends $ 75 million credit line to Fiji+SAARCH Summit+Lanka report
From: sanjeev nayyar
"Maybe this is Prime Minister Abbott's way of shirtfronting you," he suggested with the hint of a wink. It wasn't even the fact that – although he had an autocue – he appeared not to be speaking from prepared notes. He was eyes up all the way through.
As he concluded with a simple "thanks a lot," the chamber rose in a standing ovation. They were not just being polite. If Madam Speaker had let them, they would have whistled, whooped and charged the stage.
That's what you do when you see a rock star perform'.
9. Yen Depreciation – Japan's import dependent industries feel currency woes 19/11/14 http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/Japan-s-import-dependent-industries-feel-currency-woes
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Monday, November 17, 2014
Will the staid and stately Chinese be able to cope with the notorious shifting sands of fractious Afghanistan?
India has recently complained about Chinese troops training Pakistani forces on the LoC with India:
Modi and Tony Abbott have unveiled a new military agreement between the 2 countries:
Obviously, the impact on oil prices is more than just because Japan is the world's No.4 oil importer, but also because there's a fear that a slide by the world's 3rd-largest economy could also tip the rest of the world toward recession.
Given the increasing downtrend in energy prices and its effect of lowering inflation, this gives all the more reason for India to go in for a rate cut. RBI needs to send Indian and global markets a positive signal by cutting rates and reducing Indian capital costs, which are out of line with the rest of the world. Also, helping Indian banks to restructure bad debt would increase the confidence of investors around the world.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
- 49 days of work: Arvind Kejriwal promises Delhi 800,000 jobs
- German Model: India looks to invest $1 billion into renewable energy over coming few years.
- Rs 25,000 cr loss a year: Successive governments have been under pressure from powerful industry lobbies to hold back royalty slabs for bio resources.
- Serious side effects: Energy Drinks Can Be Deadly for Young Children
- Pratima Dharm: ‘Gita my basis for counseling Hindus in U.S. military’
- Atma Vidya (..not for the faint of heart..): "The greatest sin that can be committed by a person is to think that he is other than God. And then fill his mind with thoughts of craving and of hatred".
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From: "Arvind Kumar"
Date: Nov 16, 2014 1:46 PM
Subject: Obamacare architect: Democrat Party supporters are low IQ fools
To: "Rajeev Srinivasan"
> Stunning admission by the architect of Obamacare that ALL Democratic Party supporters are gullible low IQ fools who were manipulated into behaving the way they did.