Wednesday, June 30, 2010

France Reacts to Increasing Quota-ism(NYT)

France is feeling the pain of rising quota-ism, reports the New York Times.

I have a solution - ship Arjun Singh to France! (That would be bad for France, but at least he'd be out of our hair.)

Personality Cult Spits on Narasimha Rao

The Kaangress personality cult closes ranks and spits in unison on PV Narasimha Rao:

PVNR was the best PM after Vajpayee, in my opinion. Sure, Rao wasn't perfect, but not due to the fake allegations made by Mani Shankar Aiyar.

What a vile little toady he is - really makes my skin crawl.

thinking of improving governance in india

jun 30th, 2010

someone is thinking about improving governance in india. comment. 

demographic dividend or what? ck prahalad et al at WEF

jun 30th, 2010

'india preparing for a demographic dividend'. which can become a demographic nightmare too. ck prahalad et al at WEF

foreign policy mag: christine fair says pak not a failed state

jun 30th, 2010

FP: christine fair perfuming corpse of failed pak state. hilarious comments by pak patriots. 

i trust USCIRF will take this murder of hindu minority person very seriously?

jun 30th, 2010

yeah, and pigs will fly. the USCIRF is a baptist propaganda/missionary organ.

why isn't lydia polgreen, who gets all upset about 'honor killings' in india, equally worried an indian beaten to death outside his home in new jersey?

30 years ago, navroze mody beaten to death by racist teenagers in jersey city. Dotbusters. Hate crime.
49yr old indian IITian computer scientist beaten to death by 3 teenagers in new jersey. Racist hate crime by dotbusters? 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

shahzad spills the beans on what mohammedans think of terrorism

jun 29th, 2010

based on this -- esp the unrepentance part -- there is the likelihood that shahzad will be hanged.

they don't have any rubber-stamps who will give 'clemency'. but then, barack hussein obama, the manchurian, may.

all this need not surprise us -- we have seen long ago how some qazi calmly described how he'd enslave and convert all hindus. this is that real red-blooded mohammedan pakistanis think, not some vague bhai-bhai. see below.

kanchan gupta: setting the stage for 'mercy' for afzal and qasab

jun 29th, 2010

rubber-stamp presidents only have convictions of convenience. 

this 'religious sentiment' business is completely bogus. it doesn't say anywhere in hinduism that mass murderers must not be hanged.

but then, the president's religion may be nehru worship, which means mohammedan-worship.

how to ensure qasab and afzal will die of old age and biriyani overdose at age 90. 

stratfor on afghan reality as per us admin -- exit and get cannon fodder to die for them

jun 29th, 2010

stratfor says US looking for 'locals' to hand over to and run from afghan. surely UPA will offer indians to die for US

Re: Some of the greatest contribution to mankind by ancient Indians

jun 29th, 2010

nice stuff although i wish north indians would stop pronouncing sanskrit like vowel-poor urdu. it's aryabhatta and varahamihira and sushruta.

On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 3:59 AM, Harish wrote:


Born in 476 CE in Kusumpur ( Bihar ), Aryabhatt's intellectual brilliance remapped the boundaries of mathematics and astronomy. In 499 CE, at the age of 23, he wrote a text on astronomy and an unparallel treatise on mathematics called "Aryabhatiyam." He formulated the process of calculating the motion of planets and the time of eclipses. Aryabhatt was the first to proclaim that the earth is round, it rotates on its axis, orbits the sun and is suspended in space - 1000 years before Copernicus published his heliocentric theory. He is also acknowledged for calculating p (Pi) to four decimal places: 3.1416 and the sine table in trigonometry. Centuries later, in 825 CE, the Arab mathematician, Mohammed Ibna Musa credited the value of Pi to the Indians, "This value has been given by the Hindus." And above all, his most spectacular contribution was the concept of zero without which modern computer technology would have been non-existent. Aryabhatt was a colossus in the field of mathematics. 


(1114-1183 CE)


Born in the obscure village of Vijjadit (Jalgaon) in Maharastra, Bhaskaracharya' s work in Algebra, Arithmetic and Geometry catapulted him to fame and immortality. His renowned mathematical works called "Lilavati" and "Bijaganita" are considered to be unparalled and a memorial to his profound intelligence. Its translation in several languages of the world bear testimony to its eminence. In his treatise " Siddhant Shiromani " he writes on planetary positions, eclipses, cosmography, mathematical techniques and astronomical equipment. In the " Surya Siddhant " he makes a note on the force of gravity: "Objects fall on earth due to a force of attraction by the earth. Therefore, the earth, planets, constellations, moon, and sun are held in orbit due to this attraction." Bhaskaracharya was the first to discover gravity, 500 years before Sir Isaac Newton . He was the champion among mathematicians of ancient and medieval India . His works fired the imagination of Persian and European scholars, who through research on his works earned fame and popularity. 

(600 BCE)


As the founder of " Vaisheshik Darshan "- one of six principal philosophies of India - Acharya Kanad was a genius in philosophy. He is believed to have been born in Prabhas Kshetra near Dwarika in Gujarat . He was the pioneer expounder of realism, law of causation and the atomic theory. He has classified all the objects of creation into nine elements, namely: earth, water, light, wind, ether, time, space, mind and soul. He says, "Every object of creation is made of atoms which in turn connect with each other to form molecules." His statement ushered in the Atomic Theory for the first time ever in the world, nearly 2500 years before John Dalton . Kanad has also described the dimension and motion of atoms and their chemical reactions with each other. The eminent historian, T.N. Colebrook , has said, "Compared to the scientists of Europe , Kanad and other Indian scientists were the global masters of this field." 

He was an extraordinary wizard of science born in the nondescript village of Baluka in Madhya Pradesh . His dedicated research for twelve years produced maiden discoveries and inventions in the faculties of chemistry and metallurgy. Textual masterpieces like " Ras Ratnakar ," "Rashrudaya" and "Rasendramangal" are his renowned contributions to the science of chemistry. Where the medieval alchemists of England failed, Nagarjuna had discovered the alchemy of transmuting base metals into gold. As the author of medical books like "Arogyamanjari" and "Yogasar," he also made significant contributions to the field of curative medicine. Because of his profound scholarliness and versatile knowledge, he was appointed as Chancellor of the famous University of Nalanda . Nagarjuna's milestone discoveries impress and astonish the scientists of today. 


(600 BCE)

Acharya Charak has been crowned as the Father of Medicine. His renowned work, the " Charak Samhita ", is considered as an encyclopedia of Ayurveda. His principles, diagoneses, and cures retain their potency and truth even after a couple of millennia. When the science of anatomy was confused with different theories in Europe , Acharya Charak revealed through his innate genius and enquiries the facts on human anatomy, embryology, pharmacology, blood circulation and diseases like diabetes, tuberculosis, heart disease, etc. In the " Charak Samhita " he has described the medicinal qualities and functions of 100,000 herbal plants. He has emphasized the influence of diet and activity on mind and body. He has proved the correlation of spirituality and physical health contributed greatly to diagnostic and curative sciences. He has also prescribed an ethical charter for medical practitioners two centuries prior to the Hippocratic oath. Through his genius and intuition, Acharya Charak made landmark contributions to Ayurveda. He forever remains etched in the annals of history as one of the greatest and noblest of rishi-scientists.



A genius who has been glowingly recognized in the annals of medical science. Born to sage Vishwamitra, Acharya Sudhrut details the first ever surgery procedures in " Sushrut Samhita ," a unique encyclopedia of surgery. He is venerated as the father of plastic surgery and the science of anesthesia. When surgery was in its infancy in Europe , Sushrut was performing Rhinoplasty (restoration of a damaged nose) and other challenging operations. In the " Sushrut Samhita ," he prescribes treatment for twelve types of fractures and six types of dislocations. His details on human embryology are simply amazing. Sushrut used 125 types of surgical instruments including scalpels, lancets, needles, Cathers and rectal speculums; mostly designed from the jaws of animals and birds. He has also described a number of stitching methods; the use of horse's hair as thread and fibers of bark.  In the " Sushrut Samhita ," he details 300 types of operations. The ancient Indians were the pioneers in amputation, caesarian and cranial surgeries. Acharya Sushrut was a giant in the arena of medical science.


The Science of Yoga is one of several unique contributions of India to the world. It seeks to discover and realize the ultimate Reality through yogic practices. Acharya Patanjali , the founder, hailed from the district of Gonda (Ganara) in Uttar Pradesh . He prescribed the control of prana (life breath) as the means to control the body, mind and soul. This subsequently rewards one with good health and inner happiness. Acharya Patanjali 's 84 yogic postures effectively enhance the efficiency of the respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive and endocrine systems and many other organs of the body. Yoga has eight limbs where Acharya Patanjali shows the attainment of the ultimate bliss of God in samadhi through the disciplines of: yam, niyam, asan, pranayam, pratyahar, dhyan and dharna. The Science of Yoga has gained popularity because of its scientific approach and benefits. Yoga also holds the honored place as one of six philosophies in the Indian philosophical system. Acharya Patanjali will forever be remembered and revered as a pioneer in the science of self-discipline, happiness and self-realization.


Acharya Bharadwaj had a hermitage in the holy city of Prayag and was an ordent apostle of Ayurveda and mechanical sciences. He authored the " Yantra Sarvasva " which includes astonishing and outstanding discoveries in aviation science, space science and flying machines. He has described three categories of flying machines: 1.) One that flies on earth from one place to another. 2.) One that travels from one planet to another. 3.) And One that travels from one universe to another. His designs and descriptions have impressed and amazed aviation engineers of today. His brilliance in aviation technology is further reflected through techniques described by him:
1.) Profound Secret: The technique to make a flying machine invisible through the application of sunlight and wind force.
2.) Living Secret: The technique to make an invisible space machine visible through the application of electrical force.
3.) Secret of Eavesdropping: The technique to listen to a conversation in another plane.
4.) Visual Secrets: The technique to see what's happening inside another plane.
Through his innovative and brilliant discoveries, Acharya Bharadwaj has been recognized as the pioneer of aviation technology.


Celebrated as the founder of Sankhya philosophy, Acharya Kapil is believed to have been born in 3000 BCE to the illustrious sage Kardam and Devhuti. He gifted the world with the Sankhya School of Thought. His pioneering work threw light on the nature and principles of the ultimate Soul (Purusha), primal matter (Prakruti) and creation. His concept of transformation of energy and profound commentaries on atma, non-atma and the subtle elements of the cosmos places him in an elite class of master achievers - incomparable to the discoveries of other cosmologists. On his assertion that Prakruti, with the inspiration of Purusha, is the mother of cosmic creation and all energies, he contributed a new chapter in the science of cosmology. Because of his extrasensory observations and revelations on the secrets of creation, he is recognized and saluted as the Father of Cosmology.

who is 'innocent'? mohammedans clarify: only mohdans can be.

jun 29th, 2010

one more word from the mohammedan lexicon: "innocent"

i understand the logic: mohammedanism is so obviously the right path, that if you are a non-mohammedan, either:

a) you haven't heard about mohammedanism, so you're ignorant, and therefore not innocent

b) you heard about mohammedanism, but rejected it, so you're really wicked

in either case, you are not innocent. yeah, even if you are a baby. 

that's why mohammedans happily burned alive hindu babies and hindu toddlers in the sabarmati express -- see, they were not innocent! QED.

mohammedan definition of 'innocent': all non-mohammedans are ipso facto wicked.
 daniel pipes.

i conjecture that all mohammedans are, by definition, always innocent, even if they are ax-murderers or suicide bombers.

our favorite kashmiri rage boy spotted? oh, joy!

jun 29th, 2010

i was beginning to worry -- has the rage-boy been pulled back into pak by his ISI handlers?

apparently not! he's back in form, along with a pack of other hyenas, attacking a fleeing soldier with rocks and clubs.

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From: vijay

rage boy at it again, still in need of shave and shower.
look to the right edge of the photo.

now everybody sees the nuclear 'deal' was a big blunder

jun 29th, 2010

NSG (and US) screw india over sino-pak nuclear deal. amb tps was a supporter of the US-india 'deal'.

Bharat as the last great civilisational defence

jun 21st, 2010

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From: Vijay

'Bharat as the last great civilisational defence'

Dr. Vijaya Rajiva (Haindava Keralam 20/06/2010)

India continues to show amazing creativity in the face of great
odds. A colonised nation that suffered the night of two long
Occupations, the Islamic and the British, it is still contending
with a dangerous neighbourhood, and as well internal enemies.

Hence, even small initiatives, can make a difference. In what
has been called the 'Maoist' problem, the Congress government
has only mouthed platitudes such as they are our own people.
The main leaders of the Maoist struggle should be dealt with
as much force as is suitable under the circumstances, and it
might not be inappropriate to try the cowardly wringers of
chicken necks(target practice for the coming bloody revolution!)
such as Kobad Ghandy and mete out the appropriate punishment.

Regarding the Tribals themselves, the Centre needs to do much
more than pay lip service to 'development'. There is no quesion
that land rights must be seriously granted to the Vanavasis. And
the mining corporations must be reined in.

Meanwhile, the West Bengal government,which has bungled many
other issues, has for once shown a creative Gandhian approach
to the Tribals who are incarcerated for participating in the Maoist
struggle against the Indian state. Many young tribals continue to
be killed by the might of the Indian state, even while benighted
activists,sitting in their comfortable homes in the metropolises,
continue to send them to an early death with misleading propaganda.

Hence, the West Bengal initiative to rehabilitate the prisoners is
to be commended both because it is the civilised thing to do and
the Bharatiya thing to do.The prisoners are divided into two groups,
those who are educated and those who are not. The former are
encouraged to develop their prior skills in art and literature,
while the latter are given training in vocational skills. An article
by Dola Mitra outlines the activities ('Working Class for the Maoists,
Outlookindia,June 28,2010).

Both the author and Outlookindia are to be congratulated for
reporting on this important event.

Why is this the Bharatiya thing to do ? There are two main reaons. . . . .

us and nsg screw india over on china-pak nuclear deal

jun 29th, 2010

india had to open kimono to get the alleged 'deal' with the yanks. 

now pak has to do nothing at all to get the han deal.

amb tps, a strong supporter of the indo-us nuke 'deal' seems to be having second thoughts.

Newsweek, brought to you by...China?

jun 29th, 2010

i would imagine farid zakaria is the -- how do you say it? -- interlocutor in the discussion with the hans.

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From: sri venkat <>
Date: Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 5:28 AM
Subject: Newsweek, brought to you by...China?

Newsweek, brought to you by...China?

FORTUNE -- China is no longer content to merely be covered by American media. It now wants to own it.

China-based Southern Media Group confirmed last week that it partnered with Chengdu B-Ray Media for a bid to buy Newsweek magazine from its owner, the Washington Post Co. Perhaps not surprisingly, the offer was roundly rejected.

After losing nearly $30 million in print advertising revenues during the past two years and experiencing a 31% plummet in its first quarter revenue this year, the 77-year-old magazine was put on the auction block in early May. Washington Post CEO Donald Graham said Newsweek had no clear path to profitability.

Washington Post Co.'s (WPO, Fortune 500) reason for rejecting the Chinese media group's bid remains undisclosed. Since the deadline for Newsweek bids on June 2, no other serious suitors have announced they've been rejected. A Washington Post spokeswoman declined to comment.

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pundita: Why US foreign policy is so strange

jun 29th, 2010

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From: <Pundita1

British retreat in Fourth Afghan War

jun 29th, 2010

more bad news for obama. the limeys intend to cut and run.

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Afghanistan withdrawal before 2015, says David Cameron

Prime minister indicates that he wants all British soldiers to return home before next general election

Patrick Wintour in Toronto, The Guardian, Saturday 26 June 2010

David Cameron yesterday gave the first clear indication of the timing for a full withdrawal of British soldiers from Afghanistan, saying that he wanted troops home within five years.

Asked in Canada at the Toronto G8 summit if he wanted UK forces home before the 2015 general election, he said: "I want that to happen, make no mistake about it. We can't be there for another five years, having been there for nine years already."

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Whales hunting ban - final vote

jun 29th, 2010

i do believe there is no reason to hunt whales. 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Michel Danino

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Ben Wikler - <>
Sent: Thu, June 17, 2010 2:02:30 PM
Subject: Whales hunting ban - final vote - The World in Action Dear friends,

The final vote on commercial whale hunting is just days away. 650,000 of us have signed the petition to protect whales, and an Avaaz team is on the ground to make sure we're heard -- let's super-charge this campaign by hitting 1 million signatures! Add your name and then forward this message:

In a few days, the International Whaling Commission will hold its final vote on whether to legalize commercial whale hunting.

Pro-whaling forces are pushing hard to get their way. But we'll be out in force too. Already, more than 650,000 of us have signed the petition to protect whales -- let's reach 1 million!

Thanks to donations from thousands of Avaaz members, an Avaaz team is now headed to the whale summit to coordinate billboards, front-page newspaper ads, and a giant, constantly-updating petition counter ... so that delegates can't ignore the resounding call to protect whales from slaughter.

Our power is in our numbers -- click to sign the petition, and forward this email to everyone:

Thanks to the worldwide outcry, many governments have already pledged to oppose the proposal. Each time the Avaaz whale petition added 100,000 signatures, it was sent again to the IWC and key governments. Some, like New Zealand, thanked all of us who had signed on.

But pressure from the other side has been relentless. Now other governments, especially in Europe and Latin America, may abstain... or even support the proposal. The vote could go either way.

Citizen pressure is our best hope. After all, it was an explosive worldwide social movement in the 1980s that led to the commercial whaling ban we're now trying to protect. As the International Whaling Commission meets in Morocco -- starting this Thursday, the 17th, with the crucial vote less than a week away -- let's make sure the world's voices are there to greet them:

After the global ban was first implemented on commercial whaling, the number of whales killed each year plummeted from 38,000 per year to just a couple of thousand. It's a testament to the power of humanity to move forward. As we move to confront the other crises of the modern age, let's cherish this legacy of progress -- by joining together now to protect our majestic and intelligent neighbors on this fragile planet.

With hope,

Ben, Ben M, Maria Paz, Ricken, Benjamin, David, Graziela, Luis, and the whole Avaaz team

P.S.: Despite the ban, Japan, Norway, and Iceland have continued whaling -- and are now pushing to make the IWC proposal as lenient as possible. Expecting permission to catch more whales than ever, Japan is reportedly planning to buy its largest whaling ship yet. Click here to sign the petition against commercial whaling!


IWC Voting on Whale Hunting Moratorium Next Week

"IWC whaling proposal 'offensive'", New Zealand Herald

"Flights, girls and cash buy Japan whaling votes" - a new exposé by the Times of London

The other side: IWC Chairman defends whaling proposal

"Nations Push To Develop New Whale-based Products" - anticipating the end of the whaling ban, whaling nations planning whale-based products including golf balls and detergent


Monday, June 28, 2010

pundita: NYT mutiny against NATO's march to the rear in Afghanistan

jun 28th, 2010

is the NYT moving away from its role as faithful reporter of obama's greatness? pundita seems to think so. i suspect there's some disinformation flowing, too. the likelihood of obama simply cutting and running has diminished. especially with the big minerals story -- they would want to stay on in afghanistan at the very least to deny china the loot.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <Pundita1

This afternoon, armed with several links I'd collected, I sat down and banged out a post titled, Afghanistan War: Obama tries to quash New York Times mutiny
The post begins:  "I don't know whether the mutiny is actually against the White House or the ISAF command or both. All I've been able to piece together is that after fortifying themselves with rum and the battle cry, 'We're nobody's poodle!' the New York Times editorial board gave the heave-ho to NATO's march to the rear in Afghanistan." 

rajeev in DNA: losing the great game in afghanistan

jun 28th, 2010

Losing the new Great Game in Afghanistan


America has gotten itself into an unholy mess thanks to Pakistani duplicity


The news from Afghanistan is not good for the US, nor for India. US President Obama dismissed the commander of his troops in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, ostensibly because of rude comments he made in a magazine article, but in reality because a scapegoat was needed for the increasingly inept war efforts there. The same fate befell his predecessor too.


The facts on the ground indicate that Obama's announced plan – surge, bribe, declare victory, and run like hell – is not working. The current thinking is no longer about winning, but about spinning a face-saving retreat. Says the Washington Post, "[the] administration is looking for a decent, negotiated exit. The Pakistani intelligence service would act as a surrogate (and guarantor) for the Taliban… The deal might leave the Taliban in control of large parts of Afghanistan...  "


In other words, Obama is explicitly outsourcing the war to Pakistan's ISI. This would be a questionable choice anyway. But given that the Taliban are basically ISI in baggy pants and beards, an instance of diplomatic theater (after all, it is astonishing that these alleged theology students suddenly started driving tanks and flying planes), the policy is suicidal. A recent report from the London School of Economics and Harvard University emphasized the links between Pakistan's government, ISI and the Taliban.


This report, "The Sun in the Sky: The relationship between Pakistan's ISI and Afghan insurgents", indicts the ISI, which, it says, "orchestrates, supports and strongly influences" insurgents. It "provides huge support in training, funding, munitions and supplies", which is "official ISI policy", not the work of some rogue elements. Furthermore, it claims Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari promised to release jailed Taliban leaders if they kept quiet about it. This amounts to "collusion with the Taliban by an enemy state [Pakistan]".


A New York Times report suggests further that "Pakistan is presenting itself as the new viable partner for Afghanistan to President Hamid Karzai, who has soured on the Americans. Pakistani officials say they can deliver the network of Sirajuddin Haqqani, an ally of Al Qaeda who runs a major part of the insurgency in Afghanistan, into a power-sharing arrangement."


The Haqqani network and the warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar are among the ISI's assets. Ironically, Hekmatyar, now a sworn enemy of the US, received over half of the billions that the CIA lavished on the war against the Soviets, thanks to his friends in the ISI.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

zakir naik actually tells a truth

jun 26th, 2010

he is right, on three counts, although it may not be what he means:

1. hindu india is truly secular, in that people do not use religion as a weapon to oppress others, as mohdans and xists do

2. in the prevailing false meaning of 'secularism' as it is used in india, that is anti-hinduism, india is very 'secular'. the govt enforces anti-hinduism all over

3. if you are a mohdan, in no society in the world are you so privileged as you are in india. an average mohdan is treated as a piece of crap in most mohdan countries. he has no rights -- the higher-caste, royalty types crap all over him, as in pakistan or saudi arabia. but in india the average mohdan can lord it over the average hindu, and in relative terms he is far more privileged. 

that is what i call a kalidasa syndrome -- cutting off the branch you're sitting on, as the young kalidasa did.
of course, zakir naik wants to destroy hinduism, the reason why india is tolerant and secular. he wants to make it... pakistan!
'india is far more secular' -- zakir naik. yes, best place in the world for average mohdans. who are treated badly in their own countries.