Monday, January 31, 2011

reflections on radiagate

पुष्यमास: हेमन्त ऋतु: ५११२ कलियुग 
जान ३१, २०११ 

@ @ @ @ did u see this international coverage on Radia Tapes? 

Two teenage sisters dragged out of their homes and killed by Islamic terrorists in Kashmir valley

jan 31st, 2011

take a wild guess as to why the girls were killed.

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Two sisters shot dead by Lashkar militants in North Kashmir
Srinagar, Jan 31 (PTI)

Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants tonight shot dead two sisters after dragging them out of their house in Sopore town of North Kashmir's Baramulla district, the first major strike targeting civilians this year.

Arifa and Akhtar, daughters of Ghulam Nabi Dar, were gunned down by three militants, including a Pakistani, at around 10 PM at Muslim Peer in Sopore town, 52 kms from here, Superintendent of Police Sopore Altaf Ahmad told PTI.

According to preliminary investigations, the three Lashkar militants barged into the house and forcibly took the girls, aged between 16 to 18 years, police said."The girls were later shot dead by the militants near the Ziarat (shrine) Rahim Sahib. One of them was shot in the left eye," Ahmad said, adding their bodies were found near their house.

It could not be immediately ascertained why the militants had targeted the sisters.The police officer said the local militants involved in the killing have been identified as Wasim Ganaie and Muzaffar Naikoo. Both the ultras are among 'A' category militants and carry a cash reward on their heads.This was the first incident of civilian killings by militants in the Kashmir Valley this year.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

gujarat works

jan 30th, 2011

mundra to be bigger than mumbai port? astonishing.

 rajeev srinivasan 
what maximum governance has done for earthquake-hit bhuj 10 years on. 

Nuclear Cover Up by Dr A Gopalkrishnan

जान ३०, २०११ 

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Friends :                                                                                                     January 29,2011
                A  brief  article  of  mine , titled "The  Nuclear  Cover-Up"  is  published  in  the  latest  issue  of  INDIA  TODAY  which  has  hit  the  stands  today . The  issue  is  dated  February 07, 2011  but  it  is  already  on  sale. For  your  information , I  have  reproduced  below  the  text  of  this  article . Regards --  Dr.A.Gopalakrishnan , Former  Chairman , Atomic  Energy  Regulatory  Board , Govt. of India  



The  Nuclear  Cover-Up   



Dr. Anil  Kakodkar  served  as  Chairman  of  the  Atomic  Energy  Commission (AEC) during  the  crucial  years  from  2000  to  2009 . During  his  tenure , in  around  2004 , the  Department  of  Atomic  Energy (DAE)  formulated  a  nuclear  power  plan , which  concluded  that  India  can  generate  a  total  of  192,530  GWe-years  of  electricity  from  the  net  available  natural  uranium  and  thorium  resources  in  the  country ,  by  following  the  three-stage  Bhabha  plan .  The  2004  DAE  plan  projected  that  this  totally  indigenous  program  will  deliver  208,000  MWe  of  installed  nuclear  power  by  2052 , without  having  to  import  any  uranium  or  nuclear  power  reactors  from  abroad  beyond  the  first  two  VVERs  from  Russia . 

Following  the  July 2005  visit  of  Prime  Minister  Manmohan  Singh  to  Washington , the  government's  foreign  policy  focus  shifted  to  establishing   an  Indo-US  strategic relationship , even  if  it  meant  the  trading  in  of  a  part  of  the  nation's  sovereignty  and  its  hard-earned  self-reliance  in  the  nuclear  sector . In  return  for  this  strategic  bear-hug , the  government  agreed  to quid-pro-quo  arrangements  to  purchase  a  significant  number   of  power  reactors  from  the  US , as  well  as  from  France  and  Russia . The  corporate  houses  in  India  and  abroad  and  their  Federations  and  Business  Councils  who  were  eager  to  import  nuclear  reactors  to India  were  active  collaborators  in  shaping  this  change  of  policy . Among  the  facilitators  were  also  some  politicians , senior  bureaucrats , and  scientific  stalwarts  from  India  and  abroad  who  saw  some  benefit  in  it  for  themselves . Somewhere  along  the way , the  top  officials  of  the  AEC  and  the  DAE  were  also  co-opted  by  the  PM  to  help  him  justify  his  drastic  redirection  of  India's  nuclear  policy.

To  help  the  PM , the  DAE  came  up  with  a  trumped  up , revised  nuclear  power  plan  in  July  2008 , which   was  revealed  by  Dr. Kakodkar  in  his  address  to  the  Indian  Academy  of  Sciences . This  plan  was  centered  around  the  baseless  argument  that  importing  40,000  MWe  of  Light-Water  Reactors (LWRs)  between  2012-2020  is  an  absolute  necessity  to  avoid  a  412,000  MWe  shortage  in  electric  power  availability  in  2050 , which  would  otherwise  occur . In  effect , this  was  concocted  by  suppressing  some  of  the  realistic  possibilities  for  electricity  generation  from  available  non-nuclear  sources , and  thereby  creating  an  artificial  deficit  which  was  then  filled  by  imported  nuclear  power  reactors . Interestingly , according  to  DAE's  2004  plan , the  same  total  electricity  demand  in  2050  was  promised  to  be  met  wholly  through  indigenous  efforts  in  nuclear  power , national  &  imported   coal  and  natural  gas  to  fuel  power  plants , and  by  setting  up  renewable  energy  &  hydro  power  units .

In the face of  mounting  opposition  to  the  unproven  French  reactors  to  be  set  up  in  Jaitapur , Dr. Kakodkar (now  retired  from  the  AEC) has  given  an  interview  to  a  Marathi  daily , on  January 5, 2011. He  appears  to  have  said, " It  may  be  asked  why  we  don't  concentrate  only  on  uranium  import  and  why  are  we  taking  foreign  help  in  other  nuclear  areas.  Here , we  must  realize  that  we  have  to  take  into  consideration  the  interests  of  certain  foreign  countries  and  their  industries  also . From  their  point  of  view , if  there  is  more  real  business  interest  in  other  areas  of  nuclear  technology  apart  from  uranium  sales , then  India  has  to  consider  this  aspect  seriously . Such  give &  take  arrangements  are  inevitable  when  we  wish  to  get  India  recognized  as  a  nuclear  power  and  remove  the  nuclear  restrictions  on  our  country ." (Translated  from  Marathi) .

From  the  above , it  is  clear  that  the  arguments  for  nuclear  reactor  imports  stated  all  along  by  the  government  and  in  its  2008  revised  nuclear  power  plan  were merely  an  eye-wash  and  a  cover-up . The  import  of  reactors  was  the  price  that  the  PM  paid  as  a  quid-pro-quo  arrangement  for  the  NSG  clearance , which  has  now  landed  India  in  the  precarious  position  of  becoming  the  dumping  ground  for  hitherto  un-built &  untested  high-cost  nuclear  reactors  like  the  French  EPRs  at  Jaitapur  which  could  endanger  the  lives  of  several  thousand  people  in  and  around  Maharashtra  in  the  coming  years. 

[Dr.Gopalakrishnan  is  a  Former Chairman  of  the  Atomic  Energy  Regulatory  Board]

Recent Activity:


    sanjeev nayyar: Remembering Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Special

    jan 30th, 2011

    dharampal's books are eye-opening. they are available on the web.

    the british wiped out indigenous education, because they wanted to create coolies for their world-conquest. and they succeeded. all of us come out of college as coolies for the west. it is only after a large amount of detoxification that some of us begin to see the light.

    the vast majority of indians -- eg. bdutt, sagarika, digvijay -- are toxified and toxic throughout their nasty, brutish lives.

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    From: Sanjeev Nayyar

    On 30/1/1948 M K Gandhi was shot dead. On this day we present two articles.
    1. State of Indigenous Education India in the 18th century - excerpts from a book by noted Gandhian Dharmpal - 'In October 1931 Gandhiji was invited to address the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London where he made two observations. One 'that today India is more illiterate than it was fifty or hundred years ago'. Two that 'the British administrators instead of looking after education and other matters which had existed began to root them out. They scratched the soil and began to look at the root, and left the root like that and the beautiful tree perished'.
    Dharampalji visited London archives and has reproduced British survey reports that tell us of how the Indian education system worked, report on education in Punjab, Bihar, Bengal. Ch 5 has the British strategy to kill India's indigneous education system, Ch 6 gives Table which show Sudras were highest nos of scholars, Ch 8 has two articles by Daulat Ram Gupta titled 'The Decline of Mass Education in India & How Indigenous education was crushed in Punjab'.
    2. Everyone talks about Gandhi's murder but few ask why was he killed - This piece attempts to give answers. Chapters are of Law of Causation and Karma, excerpts from Nathuram Godse's book ie his defence in Court, Gandhi's changing attitude, Sri Aurobindo on Gandhi, Food for thought.
    With Regards
    Sanjeev Nayyar
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    Silence from Muslim-Americans - Boston Globe

    jan 30th, 2011

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    From: sri 
    Subject: Silence from Muslim-Americans - Boston Globe

    Not a perfect article, but we are getting there.
    Puts the spotlight directly on the soft jihadis/'sleeper cells in America

    As usual the comments offer more insight and truth  -- v

    Silence from Muslim- Americans

    deafening silence from nisha "pink panty" susan and all the other "loose women"

    jan 30th, 2011

    this nisha susan waxed indignant when mangalore's rama sene prevented mohammedan boys from 'grooming' hindu girls (like they are, famously, doing in england).

    but there is thunderous silence when yet another mohammedan boy does indecent things.

    hey, nisha susan, no green panties to send to raees?

    Corruption in Egypt and in India

    Here's an interesting news magazine episode, covering corruption both in Egypt and India:

    Nathuram Godse's Final Address to the Court

    Must read for all Indians, Hindu "secularists" (sic) and "Gandhians" (sic) in particular. A most eloquent address by the late Shri. Nathuram Godse, articulating the rationale for eliminating Mohandas Ghandy.

    His speech in court was censored by the Stalinist Nehru regime, in order to prevent the Indian people from seeing the obvious and evident vulgarity of Ghandhian pacifism in its complete nudity.

    An objective evaluation of the logic articulated in this speech would have the unbiased reader (i.e. not brainwashed by the cult of "secularism") concur with that argument.

    This speech is very relevant to contemporary India, even though the event occurred 63 years ago. Censorship by a government under the tutelage of the Nehru dynasty is a real fact even in the 21st century. Distortion of truth and perversion of the political parlance by Christist indoctrinated, bigoted, dishonest "Secular"
    Taliban media is an even greater concern. Throttling of information
    is the primary mechanism that has allowed the Nehruvian STALINIST regime to survive
    in power for the better part of 6 decades.


    Gandhiji Assassin: Nathuram Godse's Final Address to the Court.

    Nathuram Godse was arrested immediately after he assassinated
    Gandhiji, based on a F. I.. R. filed by Nandlal Mehta at the
    Tughlak Road Police station at Delhi . The trial, which was held in
    camera, began on 27th May 1948 and concluded on 10th February 1949. He
    was sentenced to death..

    An appeal to the Punjab High Court, then in session at Simla, did not
    find favourable and the sentence was upheld. The statement that you
    are about to read is the last made by Godse before the Court on the
    5th of May 1949.

    Such was the power and eloquence of this statement that one of the
    judges, G. D. Khosla, later wrote, "I have, however, no doubt that had
    the audience of that day been constituted into a jury and entrusted
    with the task of deciding Godse's appeal, they would have brought a
    verdict of 'not Guilty' by an overwhelming majority"


    Born in a devotional Brahmin family, I instinctively came to revere
    Hindu religion, Hindu history, and Hindu culture. I had, therefore,
    been intensely proud of Hinduism as a whole. As I grew up I developed
    a tendency to free thinking unfettered by any superstitious allegiance
    to any isms, political or religious. That is why I worked actively for
    the eradication of untouchables and the caste system based on birth
    alone. I openly joined RSS wing of anti-caste movements and maintained
    that all Hindus were of equal status as to rights, social, and
    religious and should be considered high or low on merit alone and not
    through the accident of birth in a particular caste or profession.

    I used publicly to take part in organized anti-caste dinners in which
    thousands of Hindus, Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, Chamars and
    Bhangis participated. We broke the caste rules and dined in the
    company of each other. I have read the speeches and writings of
    Ravana, Chanakiya, Dadabhai Naoroji, Vivekanand, Gokhale, Tilak, along
    with the books of ancient and modern history of India and some
    prominent countries like England , France , America , and Russia .
    Moreover I studied the tenets of Socialism and Marxism. But above all
    I studied very closely whatever Veer Savarkar and Gandhiji had written
    and spoken, as to my mind these two ideologies have contributed more
    to the molding of the thought and action of the Indian people during
    the last thirty years or so, than any other single factor has done.

    All this reading and thinking led me to believe it was my first duty
    to serve Hinduism and Hindus both as a patriot and as a world citizen.
    To secure the freedom and to safeguard the just interests of some
    thirty crores (300 million) of Hindus would automatically constitute
    the freedom and the well-being of all India , one fifth of human race.
    This conviction led me naturally to devote myself to the Hindu
    Sanghtanist ideology and program, which alone, I came to believe,
    could win and preserve the national independence of Hindustan , my
    Motherland, and enable her to render true service to humanity as well.

    Since the year 1920, that is, after the demise of Lokamanya Tilak,
    Gandhiji's influence in the Congress first increased and then became
    supreme. His activities for public awakening were phenomenal in their
    intensity and were reinforced by the slogan of truth and non-violence
    which he paraded ostentatiously before the country. No sensible or
    enlightened person could object to those slogans. In fact there is
    nothing new or original in them. They are implicit in every
    constitutional public movement. But it is nothing but a mere dream if
    you imagine that the bulk of mankind is, or can ever become, capable
    of scrupulous adherence to these lofty principles in its normal life
    from day to day.

    In fact, honour, duty, and love of one's own kith and kin and country
    might often compel us to disregard non-violence and to use force. I
    could never conceive that an armed resistance to an aggression is
    unjust. I would consider it a religious and moral duty to resist and,
    if possible, to overpower such an enemy by use of force. [In the
    Ramayana] Rama killed Ravana in a tumultuous fight and relieved Sita..
    [In the Mahabharata], Krishna killed Kansa to end his wickedness; and
    Arjuna had to fight and slay quite a number of his friends and
    relations including the revered Bhishma because the latter was on the
    side of the aggressor. It is my firm belief that in dubbing Rama,
    Krishna , and Arjuna as guilty of violence, the Mahatma betrayed a
    total ignorance of the springs of human action.

    In more recent history, it was the heroic fight put up by Chhatrapati
    Shivaji that first checked and eventually destroyed the Muslim tyranny
    in India . It was absolutely essentially for Shivaji to overpower and
    kill an aggressive Afzal Khan, failing which he would have lost his
    own life. In condemning history's towering warriors like Shivaji, Rana
    Pratap and Guru Gobind Singh as misguided patriots, Gandhiji has
    merely exposed his self-conceit. He was, paradoxical as it may appear
    a violent pacifist who brought untold calamities on the country in the
    name of truth and non-violence, while Rana Pratap, Shivaji, and the
    Guru will remain enshrined in the hearts of their countrymen for ever
    for the freedom they brought to them.

    The accumulating provocation of thirty-two years, culminating in his
    last pro-Muslim fast, at last goaded me to the conclusion that the
    existence of Gandhi should be brought to an end immediately. Gandhi
    had done very well in South Africa to uphold the rights and well-being
    of the Indian community there. But when he finally returned to India
    he developed a subjective mentality under which he alone was to be the
    final judge of what was right or wrong. If the country wanted his
    leadership, it had to accept his infallibility; if it did not, he
    would stand aloof from the Congress and carry on his own way.

    Against such an attitude there can be no halfway house. Either
    Congress had to surrender its will to his and had to be content with
    playing second fiddle to all his eccentricity, whimsicality,
    metaphysics and primitive vision, or it had to carry on without him.

    He alone was the Judge of everyone and every thing; he was the master
    brain guiding the civil disobedience movement; no other could know the
    technique of that movement. He alone knew when to begin and when to
    withdraw it. The movement might succeed or fail, it might bring untold
    disaster, and political reverses but that could make no difference to
    the Mahatma's infallibility. 'A Satyagrahi can never fail' was his
    formula for declaring his own infallibility and nobody except himself
    knew what a Satyagrahi is. Thus, the Mahatma became the judge and jury
    in his own cause. These childish insanities and obstinacies, coupled
    with a most severe austerity of life, ceaseless work and lofty
    character made Gandhi formidable and irresistible.

    Many people thought that his politics were irrational but they had
    either to withdraw from the Congress or place their intelligence at
    his feet to do with as he liked. In a position of such absolute
    irresponsibility Gandhi was guilty of blunder after blunder, failure
    after failure, disaster after disaster. Gandhi's pro-Muslim policy is
    blatantly in his perverse attitude on the question of the national
    language of India . It is quite obvious that Hindi has the most prior
    claim to be accepted as the premier language. In the beginning of his
    career in India , Gandhi gave a great impetus to Hindi but as he found
    that the Muslims did not like it, he became a champion of what is
    called Hindustani.. Everybody in India knows that there is no language
    called Hindustani; it has no grammar; it has no vocabulary. It is a
    mere dialect, it is spoken, but not written. It is a bastard tongue
    and cross-breed between Hindi and Urdu, and not even the Mahatma's
    sophistry could make it popular. But in his desire to please the
    Muslims he insisted that Hindustani alone should be the national
    language of India . His blind followers, of course, supported him and
    the so-called hybrid language began to be used. The charm and purity
    of the Hindi language was to be prostituted to please the Muslims. All
    his experiments were at the expense of the Hindus.

    >From August 1946 onwards the private armies of the Muslim League began a massacre of the Hindus. The then Viceroy, Lord Wavell, though distressed at what was happening, would not use his powers under the Government of India Act of 1935 to prevent the rape, murder and arson. The Hindu blood began to flow from Bengal to Karachi with some retaliation by the Hindus. The Interim Government formed in September was sabotaged by its Muslim League member’s right from its inception, but the more they became disloyal and treasonable to the government of which they were a part, the greater was Gandhi's infatuation for them. Lord Wavell had to resign as he could not bring about a settlement and he was succeeded by Lord Mountbatten. King Log was followed by King Stork. The Congress which had boasted of its nationalism and socialism secretly accepted Pakistan literally at the point of the bayonet and abjectly surrendered to Jinnah. India was vivisected and one-third of the Indian territory became foreign land to us from August 15, 1947.

    Lord Mount batten came to be described in Congress circles as the
    greatest Viceroy and Governor-General this country ever had. The
    official date for handing over power was fixed for June 30, 1948, but
    Mount batten with his ruthless surgery gave us a gift of vivisected
    India ten months in advance. This is what Gandhi had achieved after
    thirty years of undisputed dictatorship and this is what Congress
    party calls 'freedom' and 'peaceful transfer of power'. The
    Hindu-Muslim unity bubble was finally burst and a the ocratic state
    was established with the consent of Nehru and his crowd and they have
    called 'freedom won by them with sacrifice' - whose sacrifice? When
    top leaders of Congress, with the consent of Gandhi, divided and tore
    the country - which we consider a deity of worship - my mind was
    filled with direful anger.

    One of the conditions imposed by Gandhi for his breaking of the fast
    unto death related to the mosques in Delhi occupied by the Hindu
    refugees. But when Hindus in Pakistan were subjected to violent
    attacks he did not so much as utter a single word to protest and
    censure the Pakistan Government or the Muslims concerned. Gandhi was
    shrewd enough to know that while undertaking a fast unto death, had he
    imposed for its break some condition on the Muslims in Pakistan ,
    there would have been found hardly any Muslims who could have shown
    some grief if the fast had ended in his death. It was for this reason
    that he purposely avoided imposing any condition on the Muslims. He
    was fully aware of from the experience that Jinnah was not at all
    perturbed or influenced by his fast and the Muslim League hardly
    attached any value to the inner voice of Gandhi. Gandhi is being
    referred to as the Father of the Nation.

    But if that is so, he had failed his paternal duty in as much as he
    has acted very treacherously to the nation by his consenting to the
    partitioning of it. I stoutly maintain that Gandhi has failed in his

    He has proved to be the Father of Pakistan. His inner-voice, his
    spiritual power and his doctrine of non-violence of which so much is
    made of, all crumbled before Jinnah's iron will, and proved to be
    powerless. Briefly speaking, I thought to myself and foresaw I shall
    be totally ruined, and the only thing I could expect from the people
    would be nothing but hatred and that I shall have lost my entire
    honor, even more valuable than my life, if I were to kill Gandhiji.
    But at the same time I felt that the Indian politics in the absence of
    Gandhiji would surely be proved practical, able to retaliate, and
    would be powerful with armed forces. No doubt, my own future would be
    totally ruined, but the nation would be saved from the inroads of
    Pakistan . People may even call me and dub me as devoid of any sense
    or foolish, but the nation would be free to follow the course founded
    on the reason which I consider to be necessary for sound

    After having fully considered the question, I took the final decision
    in the matter, but I did not speak about it to anyone whatsoever. I
    took courage in both my hands and I did fire the shots at Gandhiji on
    30th January 1948, on the prayer-grounds of Birla House. I do say that
    my shots were fired at the person whose policy and action had brought
    rack and ruin and destruction to millions of Hindus. There was no
    legal machinery by which such an offender could be brought to book and
    for this reason I fired those fatal shots. I bear no ill will towards
    anyone individually but I do say that I had no respect for the present
    government owing to their policy which was unfairly favorable towards
    the Muslims. But at the same time I could clearly see that the policy
    was entirely due to the presence of Gandhi.

    I have to say with great regret that Primes Minister Nehru quite
    forgets that his preaching's and deeds are at times at variances with
    each other when he talks about India as a secular state in season and
    out of season, because it is significant to note that Nehru has played
    a leading role in the establishment of the theocratic state of
    Pakistan, and his job was made easier by Gandhi's persistent policy of
    appeasement towards the Muslims. I now stand before the court to
    accept the full share of my responsibility for what I have done and
    the judge would, of course, pass against me such orders of sentence as
    may be considered proper. But I would like to add that I do not desire
    any mercy to be shown to me, nor do I wish that anyone else should beg
    for mercy on my behalf. My confidence about the moral side of my
    action has not been shaken even by the criticism leveled against it on
    all sides. I have no doubt that honest writers of history will weighs
    my act and find the true value thereof some day in future.



    hooray! james "water-carrier for pakistan" astill to leave

    jan 30th, 2011

    this fellow, the economist stringer in delhi, has been the worst foreign correspondent in india since oh... the NYT's john burns, the NYT's barbara crossette, the NYT's elisabeth bumiller. hmmm... maybe a pattern is emerging here.

    i understand astill is, finally, leaving. it may be short-lived relief, though, because the voice of NATO, the 'atlanticist' surely has even worse bigots on staff. the previous guy, simon long, was actually quite a decent person, though.

    more on slick willie: a puff piece talking him up. gag me!

    jan 30th, 2011

     rajeev srinivasan 
    puff-piece on william dalrymple. in poor taste, like headley-mania among certain chatterati.

    governance: singapore's secret ingredient. and modi's

    jan 30th, 2011

    friedman waxes eloquent about governance in singapore. 

    the model followed by modi appears equally good: "max governance; min government"

    modi looks like he's a clone of lee kwan yew.

    microfinance god yunus, nobel prize winner, in some trouble

    jan 30th, 2011

    charitable interpretation: yunus has lost it with age, but refuses to step down. 

    a bit like verghese kurien, the god of amul, although i do wonder in his case also how much of it is clever marketing (helped by buddies in the elm like fellow kerala xtists bg verghese, tn ninan, kgs george et al) and how much is real.

    uncharitable interpretation: microfinance is a huge fraud. 

    this suspicion arises because of the enthusiasm of india's stalinists for the idea, and the concomitant crony capitalist moves that have helped folks like SKS microfinance to make huge money. 

    and now they are trotting out this new hoax of 'inclusive growth' which basically means "more funds diverted from the taxpaying hindu public to our party cadres, mohammedans and xtists". more hare-brained schemes like NREGA.

    incidentally, 108,000 crores disappeared into NREGA schemes, and there have been no audits. i suspect much of this money now resides in swiss accounts belonging to the rich and famous.

    Huge crowd in BJP rally at chennai- It was also telecast live in Raj Digital TV

    jan 30th, 2011

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    From: sri 
    Date: Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 3:02 PM
    Subject: Huge crowd in BJP rally at chennai- It was also telecast live in Raj Digital TV

    BJP agitation brings traffic to a grinding halt

     V Gangadharan

    Express News Service
    First Published : 30 Jan 2011

    CHENNAI: The culmination of the BJP's Tamarai Yatirai, christened as Chennai
    Porattam (Chennai agitation) was a big draw throwing traffic out of gear on
    GST Road and the fact that the saffron party was able to pull in such huge
    crowds raised many eyebrows.

    The valedictory event of the yatirai evidently tried to compete with main
    stream Dravidian parties by putting up huge digital banners, posters,
    festoons and party flags besides lifesize hoardings of State BJP chief Pon
    Radhakrishnan with Nitin Gadkari on arterial roads of the city and its

    Interestingly, a big chunk of the crowd wore 'Pon Radhakrishnan masks' and
    raised Bharat Mata Ki Jai, slogan when party leaders spoke. Cadres came in
    huge numbers from various districts of the State and vehicles of all sizes
    hired by party men clogged vehicular movement on the GST Road.

    Tamarai yatirai began in November last with a five point agenda. The main
    demand was scholarship for poor Hindu students on a par with minorities.
    Good governance, priority for farm sector, reining in price rise, protection
    to temples and its properties were the other demands. The yatirai traversed
    over 9000 km covering all districts in the State.

    Taking a vow that his party would send MLAs to the assembly, Pon
    Radhakrishnan said the first voice of party members in the legislature would
    be to demand scholarship for poor Hindu students

    India was the richest country on earth till the British invasion in
    the 17th century.

    Ancient Indian achievements

    Saturday, January 29, 2011

    Pak Holds US Diplomat Hostage Following Firing Incident

    Pakistan has rejected US calls to release one of its diplomats from police custody, following his arrest in a shooting incident. The US is demanding his release, saying he has diplomatic immunity.

    Hindu MP to Leave Sindh for India

    A minority Hindu serving as a politician in Pakistan's Sindh province has submitted his resignation, so that he can move to India.

    nice han-xtist combination fraud: andhra 'students' wearing radio-frequency collars

    jan 29th, 2011

    figures: a semi-english-literate chinese woman (susan su) creates a 'christist university' for pure fraud.

    and all these andhra people -- i bet they are mostly neo-converts looking for an easy passport to the us -- get caught. they should have taken different avenues of which i can suggest two:

    1. claim you are a 'divinity student' or padre. you get an immigrant visa with little trouble. your church can help

    2. marry a kerala christist nurse. there are plenty of them in the us with immigrant visas.

    no need to get caught in this sort of sordid drama when there are such easier alternatives for christists.

    i don't know if the 'collar' story is true or is just made up by indian media. i wouldn't put it past the migra to do it, of course.

    you guys remember jaichand pallekonda, the doc who is also a christist fundamentalist and a foulmouth and an andhra guy? i wonder if a) he's involved in this scam, and b) why not a peep has been heard from him about unfairly yanks are treating fellow-andhras.

    the indians who cooperated in this deal 

    Govt woes mount after apex court rap - CVC Thomas case - MINT - Govt thinks all Indians are FOOLS

    jan 29th, 2011

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    From: Sanjeev Nayyar

    GOI says 'committee that took the decision to appoint P J Thomas as CVC did not know about the criminal case against him in Kerala'. Appalling the PM and Home Minister did not know about the case. Do they think Indians are fools to see thru this lie. Wonder how he was appointed Telecom Secretary in the first place and his role in the 2G scam. Wish someone investigated that as well. Rgds sanjeev

    New Delhi: Twin blows in the Supreme Court on Thursday compounded the political problems facing the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance.

    First, it was censured by the apex court for shoddy investigation into black money stashed away in European banks. Then, its legal representative conceded that the committee that took the controversial decision to appoint P.J. Thomas as the central vigilance commissioner (CVC) did not have information about a case against him in Kerala—a claim that was immediately rubbished by one of the three members on the committee—Sushma Swaraj, leader of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The other two members of the committee were Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and home minister P. Chidambaram.

    An analyst described the government's stand in the court as either the "height of incompetence or duplicity" and said it would provide fresh political ammunition to an already aggressive BJP.

    The court also issued notices to six economic and public agencies of the government for failing to ratify a 2003 UN Convention on Corruption, which would have made acquiring information on white-collar crime from various countries possible. It would also have made it mandatory for India to release information to other countries.

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    Azim Premji: "National Calamity....Complete Breakdown in Governance at Centre...It has reached a point of catharsis"

    jan 29th, 2011

    there goes premji's chances of a bharat ratna.

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    Date: Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 4:51 AM
    Subject: Azim Premji: "National Calamity....Complete Breakdown in Governance at Centre...It has reached a point of catharsis"


    can govts block twitter?

    jan 29th, 2011

    contrary to what this article says, and despite the fact that you could use TOR to get random ip addresses, govts can still effectively shut down twitter.

    genocide/jihad: how bangladesh's hindus were wiped out

    jan 29th, 2011

    "An Interview on the Egyptian Revolt: I'm Worried That Others Aren't Worried," Barry Rubin

    jan 29th, 2011

    is egypt going to end up with a fundie government? pretty likely. just like iran.

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    Date: Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 5:32 PM
    Subject: "An Interview on the Egyptian Revolt: I'm Worried That Others Aren't Worried," Barry Rubin

    An Interview on the Egyptian Revolt: I'm Worried That Others Aren't Worried

    By Barry Rubin

    January 29, 2011

    1) How do you judge the Egyptian protests?
    It is tempting to see this as a revolution that will bring down the regime. But Egypt is not Tunisia. And while the demonstrations are passionate it is not clear that the numbers of participants are huge. If the elite and the army hold together they could well prevail, perhaps by removing Mubarak to save the regime. We should be cautious in drawing conclusions.

    2) Do you see the threat of an Islamist takeover by the Ikhwan?
    So far the uprising has not been led by the Muslim Brotherhood. But it is the only large organized opposition group. It is hard to see how it would not be the leading force after a while. The leadership would have to decide that it is facing a revolutionary situation and that this is the moment for an all-out effort. But if it does so and fails there will be a terrible repression and the group will be crushed. It appears that the Brotherhood is joining the protests but has not made its basic decision yet. In the longer term if the regime is completely overthrown I do believe the Brotherhood will emerge as the leader and perhaps the ruler of the country. 

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    bbc: india a hereditary monarchy?

    jan 29th, 2011

    fouad ajami in wsj on egypt's likely direction: fundie rule

    jan 29th, 2011

    there are entire passages in this essay that could be applied verbatim to india.

     rajeev srinivasan 
    The insightful fouad ajami in the wsj. Rebellion in the Land of the Pharaohs  see any parallels?

    ibnlive's World's unexplained religious apparitions

    jan 29th, 2011

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    From: sri 
    Date: Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 12:59 PM
    Subject: Must see -- ibnlive's World's unexplained religious apparitions

    Note -- it is headlined "religious apparation"  ... not supersitition
    or anything by ibnlive.

    Out of curiosity I clicked this tempting ibnlive link.

    Only to find it was full of corspe god trash.  No wonder only 15 of
    our readers "liked" it. Whereas 59 (including mua) "disliked"

    Please read the entertaining, but truthful comments (below) as well.

    World's unexplained religious apparitions

    Liked: 15
    Disliked: 59

    Comments -
    from arunesh129 at 21:47, Jan 28, 2011

    How come there is no brouhaha about mass hysteria whenever there is a
    so called miracle witnessed by Christians. There is nothing spiritual
    about blood red tears from statures this is all satanic.

    from Vineet Sharma at 19:17, Jan 28, 2011

    any such hindu belief is called as myth and so called that should be the bench mark cannot be
    that hinduism has all myths whereas chrisitanity and mother marry
    myths (with all due )respect) are religious

    from sridh2003 at 16:08, Jan 28, 2011

    If this kind happen in india u media people tell hindus makeing fraud
    to earn money. If its happen out side india its maricale for media.
    what a hypocrati

    from arun23285 at 14:22, Jan 28, 2011

    the garuda flying over the ornaments in our own country in a great wonder in itself

    from abhijith01 at 11:52, Jan 28, 2011

    this is a piece of crap. Please change the news headline to "Christian
    Apparitions" If it were to be an impartial journalism, you would have
    reported many such inexplicable beliefs across various relegions
    within India like Ganesha drinks milk or some inexplicable landmarks
    like "Naama Chilume" near Bengaluru where we can see water flowing out
    of 4 inch deep hole that was believed to be caused by an arrow of Lord
    Ram and many more resonable news than "tainted windows", "marks on the
    wall caused by rain water", "blurred image of a man-made fence". looks
    like website is adding this as a content area filler news. Such myopic
    news is not what is expected in IBN-Live. Hope CNN IBN will be
    sensitive enough in future before publishing such crap and biased


    J&K cops ‘offered urine for water’ to Ekta yatris, tore up Indian National flag into pieces and carried posters - ‘Indian dogs, go back’.

    jan 29th, 2011

    lala lajpat rai: beaten to death during the protest against the simon commission in 1927 must be turning over in his grave.

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    J&K cops 'offered urine for water' to Ekta yatris

    January 29, 2011

    Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

    When separatist leader Yasin Malik and others marched to Lal Chowk with black flags, the police offered them hot tea and cigarettes. But we were arrested for trying to hoist the National Flag… When we asked for water, the police offered us urine."

    Dozen of BJP youth wing workers who have returned to the Capital — with fractured limbs and numerous wounds — narrated the story of brutality unleashed by the Jammu & Kashmir Police in Srinagar on January 26.

    These youth leaders had to sneak into Srinagar and hide in small groups to continue with the plan to hoist the National Flag at Lal Chowk, after threats by separatists and prohibitory orders by the State administration.

    While Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) chief Anurag Thakur and BJP leaders were arrested upon entering Jammu & Kashmir, a couple of youth wing workers made an attempt on January 26 morning to hoist the flag at Lal Chowk.

    KK Upadhyay, an engineer from Gurgaon, was the first who tried. He was beaten up. The next group of workers came as close as 20 metres from Lal Chowk. No sooner did one of them take the flag out of his pocket and wave it, that several policemen pounced on him, snatched away the flag, tore it (the National Flag) into pieces and beat him up, fracturing his left hand in the process.

    "J&K Police personnel were carrying posters — 'Indian dogs, go back'. The arrested BJP activists were forced to take off their clothes in sub-zero temperatures. Third degree torture was meted out. Does Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have any explanation for this kind of an action? He should apologise to the nation," Anurag Thakur told The Pioneer on Friday.

    Bhrigu Bakshipatra, Rajesh Chowdhary, Mohan Reddy, Suresh Bagashia (office-bearers), Shyantanam Basu (executive member), Jitendra Meena, Virendra S Khinchi, Lokinder Singh Rajawat, Vijay Upadhyay, Vinod Rawat, Bhupinder Chowdhary, Ashok Bhati (from Rajasthan), RP Singh, Shikha Rai, Hiren Mishra (from Delhi), Pradeep Singh Vaghela, Harsh Sanghavi, Alpesh Sashikant (from Gujarat) and Jitendra Gupta (from West Bengal) had to be admitted to a local hospital after they received serious injuries in a police lathicharge.

    The State Police, Thakur said, not only tortured party workers but also used obscenities against the BJP national leaders. Maintaining that his yatra was a success – as party workers managed to hoist the flag so close to Lal Chowk despite police cordoning off the area – Thakur said his next plan was to reach out to the people, students in particular, and expose the UPA's pro-separatist polices.

    "We have been successful in our endeavor to excite and rejuvenate India's youth into proactively taking the cause of national integration and sovereignty," he said.

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    China to Merge 9 Cities Into Largest Mega-City

    China is planning to create the world's largest mega-city by merging 9 nearby cities together through various development projects. The proposed area will be home to 42 million people.

    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    'solving' kashmir

    jan 27th, 2011

     rajeev srinivasan 
    says @: Kashmir issue would have been resolved if Nehru had not died: Farooq Abdullah  | i'm afraid to ask how