Sunday, January 20, 2008

landgrab by white guys; meanwhile indians give away land

jan 20th, 2008

http://www.wired.com/science/planetearth/magazine/16-02/mf_continentalshelf

2 comments:

GS said...

Not related to this article, but from Modi's speech in maharashtra.

Trying to explain his win, Modi said, “A lot had happened during this election, my friend. But I will draw your attention to one thing in particular.

In our country, some people have created an atmosphere. They have invented a theory and created examples to convince themselves into believing their own theory. These people would have us believe that good governance is bad politics. They would have us believe that development won’t win any votes. Instead, they lay emphasis on coalitions and caste and vote bank politics. The nation was rooted in this for over five decades. I shook it up. I disproved what everyone believed for 50 years and proved that if our nation has to change for the better, we have to shun these shortcuts,” he said.

“I knew I was swimming against the tide. I knew I would be assaulted by problems. I knew I would be surrounded by trouble. But I decided that if I have to die fighting this battle, I would do so on the streets and not on a hospital bed,” he said, stressing that it is high time Indian politicians shunned caste-based and vote bank-based politics.
h to progress
“This is the beginning of a new history,” he said, adding that the people wanted, “good governance, a new direction, a new ethic.”


----More power to this guy. India will really be on the path to progress if he becomes PM.

A said...

When those accused of Bombay blasts were convicted of their crimes, the ELM cried foul as according to them, the blasts were a natural repurcussion of the riots following the destruction of Babri Masjid. Recently, punishment was handed out to the accused in the Bilkis Bano case. Should the Hindu right wingers now cry foul because Gujarat riots happened on account of Godhra, right?