Sunday, July 31, 2011

Justice Paul D Dinakaran takes shelter behind Caste to avoid Corruption charges

jul 31st, 2011 CE

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From: sanjeev nayyar
Date: Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 9:22 PM
Subject: Justice Paul D Dinakaran takes shelter behind Caste to avoid Corruption charges
To: esams Nayyar

An article in todays DNA says that in his resignation letter to the President, Justice Paul D Dinakaran (formerly judge in Madras High Court, elevated as  Chief Justice Karnataka HC, last CJ Sikkim High Court) says that he is being targeted because ‘he belongs to a lower caste’.
One caste has nothing to do with corruption. Two Dinakaran is a Christian where castes in not supposed to exists – Missionaries say become a Christian to avoid the alleged wrong doings of the caste system. Unless the learned Paul is saying that caste and minority are one and the same thing.
You might like to read – Justice Paul Dinakaran Christian Judgments by radha rajan -
Hearing Justice Paul I remember former Indian cricket captain Azarhuddin. When he was corned in the match-fixing controversy he said was being targeted because he was a Muslim. People saw through the game, he lost public sympathy after that.
Warm Regards
sanjeev nayyar
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jethmalani nails chidambaram as the shadowy figure behind the big scams:

perhaps a better link to the theodore dalrymple interview re #oslo bomber

jul 31st, 2011 CE

if you can't see the full link in the header, here it is:

Theodore dalrymple in wsj on #oslo: fake secularism can breed monsters; also pre-crime: Murderous Minds

jul 30th, 2011 CE

one hell of a guy, this theodore dalrymple is.

i like what he says about the psec types (those who say "i was *born* in a hindu family, but...") -- these brainwashed fools who worship cricket and cricketers are dangerous idiots who can go on rampages like the oslo shooter. 

i also liked what he had to say about the pre-crime type activity (as in "minority report") that governments may try to do: lock you up pre-emptively if you have certain types of thoughts. so i guess 1984 is not all that far away.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

swamy row, a diversionary tactic to remove attention from faigate

jul 29th, 2011 CE

the usual suspects, most of whom are implicated in the fai scandal, have hit upon a nice red herring.

how come none of these worthies are worried about digvijay singh's daily libel/defamation against hindus? ok, that was a rhetorical question. we know why.

 rajeev srinivasan 
 rajeev srinivasan 

All who waxed eloquent about m-f husain's freedom of speech are now lining up behind #swamy

Yeah, right. They also supported taslima.

Traditional 'liberal' thinking: Semitic types only have rights. Hindus only have duties.

on sony android phone

another sign all's not well with china: gold demand jumps on inflation worry/hedging. so the hans know something?

#nokia: the bad news never stops. #apple, #samsung unseat nokia as top dog in #smartphones. a shame, i like nokia

the question now is whether nokia will be a good acquisition candidate for anybody. its market value is only about $22 billion.

would samsung benefit from buying it for its distribution channel? 

would microsoft benefit by becoming a vertically integrated handset provider (i am pretty sure that over time, almost all of their windows 7 phone OEMs will desert them for android, so they might as well be a box+OS provider)?

would some chinese manufacturer (like ningo bird) buy it for its factories and its channel?

how the mighty are fallen! i personally like nokia a lot, i loved the E62 -- a gorgeous, iconic phone -- i used for years.

my piece in firstpost about the alleged breivik-hindu nexus. how about the #fai-ELM nexus? or naxalite-JNU nexus, eh?

guilt by association is a logical fallacy and therefore completely meaningless. however, they will get great mileage out of it.

if you want to talk guilt by association, hey, let's talk about the ELM. it is clear they have supped with #fai early and often.

and that the JNU crowd and in particular a certain newspaper support han chinese incursions onto indian sovereignty.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

there are actually smart, attractive pak women. one or two that they use for propaganda purposes

jul 27th, 2011 CE

like they used maleeha lodhi, and benazir bhutto.

now they have hina rabbani.

unfortunately, india's foreign policy types will have trouble keeping their wits about them -- even though most of them are 3x her age -- and, while salivating and fantasizing about her, they will sign away many of india's national interests.

that is, if there are any left after all these years of UPA rule. 

Monday, July 25, 2011


Here is a PDF link to what is supposedly Breivik's political manifesto
(I'm specifically linking to page 1465 in it, relating to India/Hindus.)

I'm unable to authenticate if the document is really genuine, however it's very disheartening and stunning to see that such a studiously observant and articulate fellow has turned out to be a cold-blooded killer with no regard for the law. To use his own language, he decided to "target the category A and B traitors" in his country and proceeded with deadly precision.

Breivik obviously carried out the bombing against the govt building as a diversionary attack to lure the police to downtown Oslo, so that meanwhile he would be able to massacre the children of the ruling politicians on Utoya island free from police interference. He even used frangible 'dum-dum' bullets to maximize the carnage. It looks as if he pre-meditatively planned everything in meticulous detail, plotting years in advance and obtaining farming and mining permits so that he could acquire explosives and other sensitive deadly materials without suspicion.

It now also seems that Breivik has committed all this mayhem in order to gain himself a public trial and media circus which he can then use as a platform from which to argue his viewpoint and make his case to the world. His goal is to rally the world against Islamization.

I'm thinking that Rahul Gandhi and ISI must be smiling right now.

Pakistan Brokers Saudi-Iran Rapprochement

Ever in the pursuit of its interests, Pakistan is attempting to mediate a rapprochement between mutual enemies Iran and Saudi Arabia, in order to forge a more effective club for taking control of post-US Afghanistan:

Meanwhile, in related news, Indian babus are snoring as usual,assuming they will automatically be able to rely upon Iran in the event of future competition in Afghanistan.

Norway Attacks Bring Bloggers Under Scrutiny

The bombing and massacre committed by deranged Norwegian killer Anders Breivik is now bringing scrutiny to the activities of bloggers who have criticized Islam. Jihadwatch founder Robert Spencer, who was quoted by Breivik in his manifesto, is now fending off allegations that his writings helped to inspire a mass-murderer.

This gives the opportunity for us all to reflect on the need to help keep rhetoric in check, lest the mentally unsound misread and distort well-intentioned words, to parlay them into appallingly ugly and unacceptable crimes.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Darul Uloom Chief Fired for Praising Modi

The chief of Darul Uloom Islamic seminary was fired for making remarks that were allegedly in praise of Narendra Modi.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

ISI Intimidates, Spreads Fears Among Overseas Pakistanis in US

The ISI is said to intimidate and issue threats to overseas Pakistanis living in the US, in order to impose its will on them.

Chandrayaan the Movie

A movie is being made on the Chandrayaan-1 lunar mission:

I think it's important for us to build upon the Chandrayaan legacy, to burnish our technological credentials and firmly point our aspirations towards the future.

There are nations which put the Moon on their flag - and then there are nations which put their flag on the Moon.
The future belongs to the latter, rather than the former.

famine forecast in somalia: economist #food #security

what lack of #food #security can do to india, too: famine in somalia. late victorian holocausts, redux

jul 23rd, 2011 CE

in the late 1800's some 30 million people died of starvation in india of -- entirely avoidable -- famine. thanks to the callous indifference of the british imperialists.

now, with climate change and the poor investment in agriculture, this can recur, as it has in somalia.

let me point out the remarkable statistic that adult males have gotten thinner in the last twenty years in only three countries: afghanistan, congo, and india! the first two are in a state of war. so i guess the indian state must also be in a state of war against its citizens?

and our beloved leaders' response? an utterly nonsensical 'food bill'. yes, if there is no food, you can eat the food bill. nero, he of the fiddling-while-rome-burned fame, would approve. 

it is a typical 'liberal' document: it assures everybody that all the food will be distributed. it fails to figure out how food is produced. 

Friday, July 22, 2011

#oslo bomber appears to have almost literally run amok (= malay word for going crazy with kris, a curved dagger)

will there be 'liberal' media excuse-making based on how his mental state had been affected by social and economic problems, and therefore his outburst was, if rather extraordinary, at least understandable?

of course, that is the 'liberal' low-lifes' usual recipe for exonerating their own favorite terrorists of the red and green varieties. just ask binayak. or arundhati. or teesta.

pot calling kettle black: indian media tut-tutting over murdoch's NOTW hacking dead girl's phone. in india media only reveal army movements to terrorist handlers

Norwegian Bombs Oslo, Shoots 80 Teens

Norway has been hit by twin attacks, with a bomb detonating in front of the Prime Minister's office in downtown Oslo, and a gunman disguised in a police uniform shooting to death 80 teenaged kids during a gathering by the left-wing ruling party on the Norwegian island of Utoya.

The culprit believed responsible for both incidents is Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing Norwegian who opposed Muslim immigration into his country. Here are some of Breivik's comments which he had made online over the years in support of his political views:

Rather strange - he doesn't seem extreme in his comments. Nothing to indicate a mass-murderer. He even shows sympathy for Hindus who were killed during Islamic conquest:

The number is 270-300 million (not billion). Approximately 80 to 150 were Hindus who were killed in the east-Jihad campaigns (Hindu Kush) before and after the conquest of Sindh, which lasted in an organized manner until the British arrived.

Hindus and Buddhists were shown no mercy whatsoever in the first centuries, in contrast to the book.

Today's "space folk / Gypsies" are descendants of the Hindu slaves who were brought over the Hindu Kush. Tens of thousands of these gypsies fled when the Caliphate lost in 1683, in Vienna (they brought about 100,000 slaves in the Vienna-campaign). There were so many of them made it to Europe.

Hindu Kush genocide is the largest in human history. Ironically NOK is the government of India worse when it comes to indulgence than self kulturmarxistene in Western Europe.

To hide the genocide similar Hitler x 45 can not be described as anything but insane.
Pakistan (Hindu / Muslim Population) [1]

1941 to 25% Hindus
1948 to 17%
1991 to 1.5%
2007 to 1%

Bangladesh (Hindu / Muslim Population) [1]

1941 to 30% Hindus
1948 to 25%
1971 to 15%
1991 to 10%
2007 to 8%
I'm really puzzled.

Digvijay Singh will go into an orgasmic frenzy when he reads this stuff.

even if it's a typically lowbrow TIME report, thx for the free publicity: india as cradle for top execs.

you ain't no sita, nina paley. surpanakha, maybe?

to all who miss m-f hussain, here's the poor man's version: nina paley, another untalented 'artist' who trashes other people's beliefs

jun 22nd, 2011 CE

from what i understand, this woman (apparently white christist american) lived in trivandrum for a while with her american husband who was employed by some animation company or something.

nina had a falling out with her husband, who wisely decided to take a walk. thereupon, nina paley decided to take revenge by trashing the ramayana! she fancies herself to be some sort of vengeful sita wronged by her husband. 

why doesn't she take revenge by trashing christist or mohammedan beliefs? well, i guess there will be hell to pay if you did that. (see one danish cartoonist or the doctor shot by an anti-abortionist redneck)

so she comes up with this piece of crap animation named 'sita sings the blues'. i viewed parts of it, and it is nothing but garbage -- no artistic or other merit. well, of course, other than the merit of trashing hindu beliefs and scripture, which makes it instantly a 'classic' according to the #faigate types and holy-roller missionary types.

so if you have been unhappy about m-f hussain's death, you might now take on nina paley as your icon. you'll be in good company, along with all the other low-life #faigate scum. 

Indian activists in FBI-exposed ISI seminar circuit - Angana Chatterji, Kamal Mitra, Akhila Raman, FOSA, FOil, IMUSA

jul 22nd, 2011 CE

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From: sri 
Date: Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 2:43 PM
Subject: Indian activists in FBI exposed ISI seminar circuit - Angana Chatterji, Kamal Mitra, Akhila Raman, FOSA, FOil, IMUSA

Sri Narayanan Komerath  had exposed thw  association of Indian
FOSA/FOIl, IMC-USa way  back in 2003, long before the FBA did.
Congrats to him.

Here is his revealing article

"Here’s what the ISI themselves have to say about the ‘Kashmir’ gang
in the US. The South Asia Tribune, quoting Colonel Shuja Khanzada,
self-declared ISI operative posted to the Pakistan Embassy in
Washington, talking about a visit by Opposition Leader Benazir Bhutto
in 1993-94: ‘Then she came to Washington, met people. She met the CIA
people. Khalid Hasan (journalist) was there, Zaidi (journalist) was
there. Dr Fai (Kashmiri lobbyist) was there … I told Dr Fai to step up
his campaign so that they don’t get the impression that you are
involved in the same issue….’ These reports indicate that Dr Ghulam
Nabi Fai takes his orders directly from the Pakistani ISI. The South
Asia Tribune is considered the closest thing to a free
Pakistani-American media outlet. "


Indian activists in  FBI exposed ISI seminar circuit

The FBI on Tuesday (July 19) arrested Kashmiri separatist leader
Ghulab Nabi Fai for allegedly collaborating with Pakistan's ISI by
"clandestinely" funnelling hundreds and thousands of dollars to change
the view of American lawmakers on Kashmir. These men held seminars
which were attended by Indian intellectuals.

Website of Ghulab Nabi Fai's Kashmiri American Council
Kashmiri American Council

A lot of interesting stuff. Now makes sense.

Connect the dots .. Friends of South Asia (photo All will destroy the
terrorist state of India

Check out the photo --

Info on FOSA

chicago: several talks July 22 to 24th by Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Kamal Kumar Swamy and Rajiv Malhotra - champions for India

jul 22nd, 2011 CE

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From: Dharma Prachar


Multiple talks in Chicago by three great Champions of India and Sanatana Dharma, Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Kamal Kumar Swamy and Rajiv Malhotra 

       Are you concerned? 

  • That Indian ranks 3.3 on a scale of 0 (worst) to 10 (best) on corruption index?
  • That 2G scam ranked by Time among the top 10 political corruption scandals since last century? 
  • For all the hype about growth of 8 to 10%, there are more poor in India with inflation of 15-20%? 
  • That India is heading towards becoming a disintegrated and impoverished Africa with pockets of wealth among very few?
  • That India will not win a determined war by its neighbors, particularly China? 
  • That one third of India's districts are affected by Maoism? 
  • That a drug addict is being projected as India's next PM? 
  • That there are powerful forces acting to break India?
  • The farmer suicides in India is considered the biggest massive suicide in human history.
  • That India's Hindu Temples are under Govt control are looted to the hilt and 90% of them running under Govt. do not even have little oil to light a lamp? 
  • That 50,000 temples are being closed in Karnataka because all the devotee contributions are being siphoned by the Govt.

  • Three great champions giving 5 talks together in Chicago 

    Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Kamal Kumar Swamy, Rajiv Malhotra, are three champions working for cause of India are gathering together for the first time in Chicago between July 22nd (Fri) to July 24th. Below are details: 


    If corruption is India's Disease, What is the cure? by Dr. Subramanian Swamy
    Plight of Hindu Temples by Kamal Kumar Swamy 
    Breaking India by Rajiv Malhotra 

    Date/Time/Venue (5 talks) 

    July 22 (Fri), 8 - 9:30pm 
    Bharaatiya Temple, 8605 Merrilville Rd, Merrilville, IN 46410 
    – Bharat Barai 219-614-7810, Prasad Yalamanchi 630-418-1122 

    July 23 (Sat), 1 - 3:30pm 
    Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago, 10915 Lemont Road, Lemont, IL 08873 
    – Prasad 630-418-1122, Temple Directions: 630-972-0300 

    July 23 (Sat) 7:30 - 9:30pm 
    Behavioral Sciences Building Univ.of Illinois Chicago, 1007 West Harrison St, #BSB140, Chicago, IL 08873 
    - Alok Singh 773-440-4499 

    July 24 (Sun), 1-3pm 

    Global GayathriParivar, Lake Opeka, at the corner of Lee & Touhy Ave,           Des plains, IL 60018 - Kusum Patel 847-778-4878 

    July 24 (Sun), 5-6pm 
    ManavSevaMandir, 101 South Church Rd, Bensenville, IL 60106 – Bharat Barai 219-614-7810 

    Dr. Subramanian Swamy 

    Dr. Swamy is a visiting professor at Harvard, former Union Cabinet Minister is renowned prosecutor against plunder of India by those at high places. When 80% of India live in poverty and every second child is malnourished, 1.4 trillion dollars was looted from India with connivance of those in power. Whether it is exposing $40 billion 2G spectrum case that brought plunder of India to national attention, notice to PM for prosecution of Sonia Gandhi, stopping destruction of sacred Rama Sethu, battle against fraudulent EVMs used to win elections. He is a crusader par excellence in India against a backdrop of total political bankruptcy. 

    Kamal Kumar Swamy 

    Kamal Kumar Swamy, the president of HDPS (Hindu Devalaya Parirakshna Samithi) is a fearless and tireless fighter who fought against Government looting of Hindu Temples driving them to extinction. He took herculean task of conducting two successful Padayatras walking 8,500 Kms visiting thousands of villages in every district of Andhra Pradesh, bringing awareness to more than 10 million people, covered by nearly 250 media articles. Working with GHHF he brought several lawsuits against Govt, recognized by media as a leader in speaking out on injustices to the community. 

    Rajiv Malhotra 

    Rajiv Malhotra was a senior executive, strategic consultant and a successful entrepreneur in IT and Media until his early retirement at age of 44. In 1995, he founded the Infinity Foundation to foster better understanding of the dharma religious traditions of India (most notably Hinduism and Buddhism) both in the US and India. Rajiv is the author of ground breaking book ‘Breaking India’. 


    delusional 'liberals' of pak by @shashitharoor. now with #faigate, how about exposing delusional indian 'liberals'?

    jun 22nd, 2011 CE

    only i don't think 'delusional' is the right word for indian 'liberals'. 'purchased' would be a better word. i like 'benedict arnold' and 'quisling' and 'mir jafar' too.

    at the very least, the pak 'liberals' are pak nationalists. they are pakistanis if not liberals.

    most indian 'liberals' are neither indian nor liberal. they are Resident Non-Indians, usually friends of pak or china. 

    much like the 'secular' 'right': neither secular nor right.

    or the 'moral' 'majority': neither moral nor a majority.

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    From: Ganesh 

    gurumurthy: @thejaggi #faigate just ‘useful idiots’? or worse? the name 'jaichand' sorta leaps to mind

    jul 22nd, 2001 CE

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    From: venkat

    By S Gurumurthy 
    21 Jul 2011 11:40:00 PM IST

    Are they just ‘useful idiots’? 

    See this list of seculars and liberals. Justice Rajinder Sachar, author of the famous Sachar Committee Report on the state of Indian Muslims; Dileep Padgaonkar, one of the three interlocutors on J&K appointed by the central government; Harish Khare, the media adviser to the prime minister; Rita Manchanda, the India/Pakistan Local Partner for Women Waging Peace; Ved Bhasin, editor, Kashmir Times; Harinder Baweja, editor (investigations), Headlines Today; Gautam Navlakha and Kamal Chenoy, human rights activists, and; Praful Bidwai, well-known columnist. This is the illustrative list of popular Indian liberals who exert powerful influence over the Indian discourse — be it on Kashmir or secularism or on corruption or communalism or on Narendra Modi or Sonia Gandhi.

    But this is not the list of probables for the Padma awards. This is the list of those who have been the guests of Ghulam Nabi Fai, who was arrested three days back by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US for acting as the front man of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). The Washington Times (July 19, 2011) reported that Fai “was arrested Tuesday by FBI agents in a suspected influence-peddling scheme to funnel millions of dollars from the Pakistani government, including its military intelligence service, to US elected officials to help drive India out of the disputed Kashmir territory in South Asia”. Fai was arrested in US not for working to drive India out of Kashmir —  as it is not an offence under the US law — but for the offence of funnelling ISI money to buy influence over US officials for Pakistan. Under the Indian law, the case against the Indian liberals in Fai’s list may well be one of sedition if they had known who Fai was, or if they had not, they could be well just his “useful idiots” as a former editor, R Jaganathan, wrote in his brilliant column in But are they just useful idiots or more?

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    Thursday, July 21, 2011

    Hillary to Singh Sonia: Tke out your WALLETS by M D Nalapat in Pakistan Observer

    jul 21st, 2011 CE

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    From: sanjeev nayyar
    Date: Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 11:16 AM
    Subject: Hillary to Singh Sonia: Tke out your WALLETS by M D Nalapat in Pakistan Observer

    In order to sign the Nuclear Deal the Singh Sonia duo have according to a friend -
    a) shut down the research reactor "Dhruv" (if I remember right),
    b) put curbs on or closed down several other research initiatives in which India led global nuclear research, including advanced work on the indigenous Fast Breeder reactors,
    c) separated the "civil" from the "military" research and hence doubled costs, halved the number of people working on meaningful projects, and split their synergy,
    d) permitted existing scientists and former members of India's nuclear infrastructure to join private multinational projects in India (read "brain drain" or "sellout of India's nuclear secrets", and yes we do have many secrets, innovations that no other country in the world can yet match!),
    e) promoted the perception that Fast-Breeder technology (in which India leads) is a pipe dream and must be replaced by existing (obsolete by 40 years) nuclear plant designs,
    Any Comments – on a to e.
    Bill Clinton is one of the biggest fund-raisers in the world. A check into the donors for his foundation would show names from across the world, including several not known to be interested in the numerous good causes that Clinton claims to champion. When she ran for office as Senator from New York and later as the Democratic Party challenger to Barack Obama in the last presidential elections, Hillary Clinton raised large sums of money, although these dried up when it became clear that she would lose to Obama. The Clintons know that it is economic issues that resonate strongest with the Democratic party faithful, and it is to their credit that they presided over a period of growing prosperity for the US population. Not merely that, unlike Ronald Reagan and George W Bush, who ran up huge budget deficits and sharply increased the debt of the average taxpayer, President Clinton was able to convert the Republican deficit into a Democratic surplus. Of course, in the process, he allowed changes in regulations that began the wave of speculative transactions that almost led to the collapse of the international economy in 2008.

    Although newspaper headlines in India claim that Hillary Clinton came to Delhi and Chennai in India three days before “to strengthen the strategic relationship between the US and India”, the reality is that she came looking for a handout, and the larger the better. A gasping US economy badly needs cash from wherever it can find it, and US corporates look to their government to ensure that a steady and growing flow of Indian orders takes place. Secretary Clinton made no secret of this intention, although the hunger for cash was couched behind soothing words about India’s importance. Exactly the sort of idle compliment that sends officials, mediapersons and officials in India swooning in delight. Of course, the visit left Corporate India unimpressed. Clinton refused to give any solace on the issue of numerous obstacles being placed by the protectionist Obama administration on the employment of Indian software and other professionals. She declined to announce a single measure that would assist Indian exporters in entering the US market.
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    the NGO cottage industry and its #faigate funding: radha rajan's book exposed it 2 years ago

    jul 21st, 2011 CE

    radha rajan can justifiably say 'i told you so'.

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    From: Radha Rajan <>
    Date: Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 6:59 PM
    Subject: Now Angana Chatterjee

    I find this amazing. The Vigil book featured every unholy creep in the country and in the US who were anti-India, anti-Hindu. These creatures including Angana Chaterjee, Akhila Raman, Sandeep Pande, Nirmala Deshpande, Admiral Ramdas, Harsh Mander have chapters dedicated to them. Narayanan Komerath has written two chapters in the book with Angana Chaterjee and Akhila Raman, their FOIL and FOSA as focus.
    There is an entire chapter on AID, one on ActionAid and two on Sandeep Pandey's ASHA.
    Visit and read the book chapter by chapter to understand why the human rights and political acitivism is an industry - with money coming from abroad.
    But the US and the UN have to explain tpo India why the USCIRF invites these creatures and how and why Angana Chaterjee wss invited to the UN to present her paper.
    Which is why I have maintained the US, the UN, Pakistan, and Sonia Gandhi's UPA are all on the same page on J&K. RR

    china's latest innovation: totally fake apple stores

    jul 22nd, 2011 CE

    in india, there are fake 'liberals' embedded by china and pakistan.

    in china, there fake 'apple stores'. 

    who said chinese were not innovative?

    actually this is not entirely new. some time ago, a japanese company (toshiba?) found that the chinese had set up an entire fake replica of their company in china, with actual offices and people with business cards. at least some of the people thought they were working for the real toshiba. 

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    From: J

    Can't tell whether this article is a fake or not, however, this is an interesting competency:


    Wednesday, July 20, 2011

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    Activist Ghulam Nabi Fai Arrested, Charged as ISI Agent

    The FBI has arrested pro-Pak activist Ghulam Nabi Fai, charging him with working for the ISI in attempting to influence US policy on Kashmir. Pakistan, whih has been receiving billions in US aid over the years, had been clandestinely paying Fai millions over the years and decades, to promote Pakistan's agenda on Kashmir.

    Now that Pakistan is pressuring the US to withdraw its personnel from Pak soil and shut down its covert activities, the US is sending a similar signal to Pak that it will have to do the same.

    Monday, July 18, 2011

    Massive Uranium Find in Andhra Pradesh

    One of the world's largest uranium deposits may have been found in Andhra Pradesh, according to an announcement by the Indian govt.

    Sunday, July 17, 2011

    illegal indian immigrants being smuggled into the US via guatemala. because aam admi jai ho in UPA india.

    Dr.Swamy on Sankara TV

    jul 17th, 2011 CE

    subramanian swamy on sankara TV at 1:30pm IST. i am told he will talk about the kanchi matham and about politics.

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    From: HARAN BR
    Date: Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 1:01 PM
    Subject: Dr.Swamy on Sankara TV

    The program can also be watched on the net at

    Thanks & Regards


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    From: HARAN BR <>
    Date: 17 July 2011 09:31
    Subject: Dr.Swamy on Sankara TV

    Watch Dr.Subramanian Swamy on Sankara TV today afternoon by 1.30 pm. He talks about Kanchi Mutt, Paramacharya and a little politics too.


    Saturday, July 16, 2011

    Nano is a Hit as SriLankan Cab

    Tata's Nano is apparently a big hit in Sri Lanka, where it's being used mainly as a taxi cab:

    pak can only define itself as not-india: "why my father hated india" by aatish taseer in the wsj

    jul 15th, 2011 CE

    an accurate picture of why there is no future to indo-pak bhai-bhai despite all the protestations of the wagah candle-wallahs and the UPA. pak is the only nation that is only based on being "not-x". it is a country with no meaning, and therefore has to pretend it is an ersatz saudi arabia. 

    Thursday, July 14, 2011

    Fwd: Why Mumbai was attacked by Brahma C

    jul 14th, 2011 CE

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    From: sanjeev nayyar


    Why Mumbai Was Attacked

    Posted on July 14, 2011 by chellaney

    India makes itself an easy terrorist target

    Brahma Chellaney
    The Daily Beast, July 14, 2011

    It is not a mere coincidence that Mumbai, India's commercial hub, has repeatedly been struck by terrorists since 1993. Mumbai has become the favored target because the terrorist aim is to undermine India's booming economy and its status as a rising power by rattling foreign investors and driving away tourists.

    India's economic rise has intersected with Pakistan's descent into chaos. Each terror strike on Mumbai raises fresh international concerns about security in India and prompts a sizable number of foreign tourists to abandon or delay travel plans.

    Undercutting India's strength by repeatedly targeting its economic capital is a geopolitical objective that only a state sponsor of terrorism can seek to pursue, not street gangs, underworld figures, or local fundamentalists. And that sponsor — which made the mistake of leaving its marks on the three-day Mumbai terrorist siege in November 2008 that killed 166 people — is the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan's notorious military intelligence agency.

    The latest explosions that ripped through Mumbai at the height of the evening rush may have had an additional objective behind them — to blunt international pressure to bring the Pakistan-based coordinators of the 2008 siege to justice. With India now saddled with another terrorist attack to investigate, the international profile of the 2008 siege is bound to decline.

    At a time when the U.S. has ratcheted up pressure on the Pakistani army and ISI, including by putting the release of further military aid on hold, those behind the latest bombings may have had yet another motive — to shift the focus from the deteriorating U.S.-Pakistan relations to the India-Pakistan context so as to raise concerns in Washington about potential subcontinental hostilities and to persuade the U.S. not to lean too heavily on the Pakistani military establishment.

    But unlike the 2008 siege by heavily armed commandos from Pakistan on a suicide mission, the bombs in the latest attack were planted and detonated stealthily. This marks a return to an earlier pattern witnessed, for example, in the 1993 and 2006 Mumbai serial blasts. This pattern not only obviates the need for a high level of training and logistical sophistication, but also precludes telltale signs of external involvement by permitting a terrorist undertaking to be outsourced to proxy figures in the criminal or fundamentalist world in Mumbai.

    The latest bombings actually raise wrenching questions about India's Pakistan and counterterrorism policies. The unparalleled 2008 siege was supposed to be India's 9/11 and serve as a tipping point in India's forbearance with terrorist violence. This week's explosions are a reminder that little has changed.

    For New Delhi, the chickens have come home to roost. Its decision early this year to resume political dialogue with Pakistan at all levels was made without having secured any anti-terror commitment. Even though the Pakistan-based masterminds of the 2008 siege remain untouched and Pakistani terrorist-training camps near the border with India, according to Indian officials, continue to operate with impunity, New Delhi returned to square one by resuming comprehensive dialogue.

    After the 2008 attack, an array of options was available to India, especially in the diplomatic, economic and political spheres. Between the two extremes — empty talk and war — New Delhi could have invoked measures commonly available to nations to step up pressure, such as recalling its ambassador from Islamabad and invoking trade sanctions. Yet a feckless Indian leadership did not take the smallest of small steps even as a symbolic expression of India's outrage over Pakistan's role as the staging ground for that attack.

    New Delhi actually responded to the 2008 siege by fashioning a new and unique tool — dossier bombing. The weighty dossiers — delivered at regular intervals and containing documented evidence of the involvement of the ISI and its front organization, the Lashkar-i-Taiba terrorist group, in that attack — only persuaded Pakistan to stay its ground, with India eventually climbing down.

    Today, the now-familiar Indian cycle of empty rhetoric is repeating itself — ritual condemnation of the latest bombings and a worn-out promise to defeat terror. Yet the bombers have driven home a clear message: India, despite its rising international stature, is powerless to stop terror attacks. The bombings also have the potential to further undercut the flagging credibility of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Singh is the latest in a succession of weak, aging prime ministers whose absence of decisive leadership over the past 22 years has resulted in India's failure to formulate a prudent counterterror strategy backed by firm resolve.

    The fundamental mistake Singh's government has made is to separate its Pakistan policy and counterterrorism strategy and put them on separate tracks. The two are simply not separable.

    Increasingly, terrorism has been treated as a law-and-order issue requiring more policing and better intelligence. To regard terrorism as a law-and-order problem is to do what the terrorists want — to sap national strength. No amount of security can stop terrorism if India is reluctant to go after terrorist cells and networks and those that harbor extremists.

    The ugly truth is that transnational terrorists see India as an easy target because it imposes no costs on them and their patrons.

    What India needs is a concerted, sustained campaign against the forces of terror. But what a succession of leaders has offered are only words to comfort the nation. If India does not break out of this straitjacket, it will only be a matter of time before terrorists strike yet again.

    Brahma Chellaney, professor of strategic studies at the privately funded Center for Policy Research in New Delhi, is the author of Asian Juggernaut (Harper, 2010) and Water: Asia's New Battlefield (Georgetown University Press, 2011).

    Warm Regards
    sanjeev nayyar

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    Wednesday, July 13, 2011

    It's That Time Again... Time to Get Bombed

    Yes, it's that time again, folks - it's time to imbibe that 'Mumbai Spirit' once more (ie. suffer another terror bombing.) You see, the more time that goes by, the more the ruling govt in New Delhi and its partners in Islamabad get very itchy to have another one. In the previous Mumbai attacks, it took the ruling govt practically no time at all to blame it on 'Hindutva fanatics', with Rajdeep Sardesai and Barking Mutt rushing to claim that Hemant Karkare was a 'sekoolar' hero gunned down by 'saffron militants' for investigating them over the Samjauta train blasts.

    A Washington Post blog says that these blasts are in fact occurring on Kasab's birthday.

    Meanwhile, Stratfor's Reva Bhalla claims it had to be the handiwork of local 'homegrown' jihadis, because Pakistan's Lashkar-e-Taiba is allegedly 'defunct'. How does she figure that LeT is defunct? Well, because the current bad state of US relations with Pakistan would suffer complications if Pakistan were to be faulted for these blasts. Concerns guiding a conclusion - sounds like backward analysis to me.

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011

    'rationalist' atheist loot the family (e)state

    I used to think that the commies in bengal had reduced (or exalted) robbery to an art form - but really you cannot beat these DMK 'rationalists'. These people are what Fouad Ajami calls middle-east dynasties - families with an (e)state. stands to reason of course - they all come out of similar prophetic monotheistic, desert, death cults.

    if this report is correct the man literally broadcast the junk on their tv stations right from his home. talk about 'cottage enterprises' eh? just like that Baalu 'the Dredge' - literally tearing up Ram Sethu to keep that gravy train rolling.

    my piece in firstpost about how india should support northern alliance members, and try to craft detente between US and iran

    DNA: 8000-year-old advanced civilisation in Konkan Coast?

    jul 11th, 2011 CE

    6000 BCE, they built a kind of great wall. why on earth did we never have the wits to build a darn great wall across the khyber pass to keep all the invaders out, starting with alexander the macedonian?

    the more we find out about ancient india, the more amazing it is. the indus-sarasvati is one such marvel: the largest ancient civilization (bigger than mesopotamia and china put together) but with absolutely no signs of warfare or military encampments!

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    do open this link. as a chitpavan i am thrilled that an ancient civilisation existed in konkan close to my ancestral village
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    Subject: [Bharat Speaks] Photos: 8000-year-old advanced civilisation in Konkan Coast?
    Remains of 8000yr old wall discovered off Konkan coastline. This may rewrite Indian Pre-History with the dates that match with Dwarka & Indus Valley Culture.

    Monday, July 11, 2011

    i have always wanted to say this: "why j nehru is the root cause of india's economic troubles", from DNA

    jul 11th, 2011 CE

    darn, *i* wanted to say it. but arvind and arun have gone ahead and stolen my thunder :-)

    cabinet reshuffle: rearranging the deck-chairs on the titanic?

    jul 11th, 2011 CE

    Cabinet reshuffle: Rearranging the deck-chairs on the Titanic?


    There was a headline in the Daily Pioneer the other day: “DMK reshuffles PM’s cabinet”. That was accurate, and telling: all that happened was that one set of dubious DMK folks was replaced by another set of dubious DMK folks: the accused Maran, for instance, replaced by Baalu, the man whose mission in life, it appeared, was to lay waste to the historic Rama Setu. And incidentally to pass on lucrative dredging contracts to pals, all in the name of the quixotic attempt to make Tuticorin attractive to shipping in the Arabian Sea.


    Now there’s a lot of noise about the Big Reshuffle. It is to happen on Tuesday the 12th of July, at 5pm, it appears. Ah, frabjous day! What else happened on July 12th? A quick perusal of suggests the following:

    • 1191: Richard the Lionheart defeats the Saracens in Palestine
    • 1906: Alfred Dreyfus found innocent in France (just look up Emile Zola’s impassioned J’accuse! for more information about how Jews have traditionally been treated in Europe)
    • 1970: Thor Heyerdahl crosses the Atlantic in “Ra” and docks in Barbados

    I am pretty sure the Big Reshuffle isn’t going to top any of this. In fact, it’s going to be a pretty major non-event, so long as the same jokers are just getting different jobs (maybe with one or two of them dropped as sacrificial lamb, as Natwar Singh can tell you). It is, alas, merely a rearrangement of the deck-chairs on the Titanic, as the Manmohan Singh administration heads towards some pretty serious icebergs, mostly of their own making.


    Incidentally, July 11th had an anniversary of its own:

    2006: the Mumbai train blasts that killed 187 people (and the trial of 13 alleged members of SIMI and LeT is still dragging on)

    Sunday, July 10, 2011

    cnn story on indian american hindus

    jul 10th, 2011 CE

    what's interesting is not the article per se, but the comments. rednecks, jihadis, holy-rollers all see fit to say rude things about hindus. the simple reason: hindus don't react violently.

    Saturday, July 09, 2011

    amazing photos of the black rock in the kaaba in mecca

    jul 9th, 2011 CE

    it is the famous meteoric rock that is venerated by mohammedans. it was broken into a number of pieces at some point in the past. it is the eastern cornerstone of the kaaba, the black cubical building. 

    Rise of the Russian Orthodox Church HINDU

    jul 9th, 2011 CE

    atheist russia gets a state religion.

    well, the jesus guys are quietly making it india's state religion too. see YSR, sonia et al.

    and see how hinduism is not a recognized religion in russia. also remember an obnoxious russian godman/bigot, one nikon, heaping insult on the hare krishnas?

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    Notwithstanding the indifference of most Russians, the Orthodox Church, with active support from the state, has effectively established itself as state religion.

    Moscow taxi-drivers claim that only three persons in the Russian capital would take no more than 15 minutes to ride from their country residences to the city centre, despite horrendous traffic jams: President Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Christian Orthodox Church.

    It is only for these VIPs that traffic is stopped so that their stretch armoured limousines, escorted by SUVs with armed bodyguards, can speed through the emptied streets at 150 kmph. The Patriarch's bodyguards are from the Kremlin security services, provided free of charge, which is another thing that puts him in the company of the President and the Prime Minister. The church is separate from the state in Russia, the Constitution says. It also says there can be no state religion. But in reality, the Orthodox Church in post-Communist Russia is as much a pillar of the state as are the army, the police and the courts.

    After the collapse of the atheist Soviet Union, state persecution of religion came to an end in Russia. The new law on religious freedom adopted in 1997 identified four religions as “constituting an inalienable part of the historical heritage of the Russian people” — Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Judaism. This in itself was a violation of the Constitution, which enshrines equality of all religious organisations. Moreover, the law set the Orthodox Church apart from other religions, noting its “special role” in Russian history. It was probably in line with this special status that Russia's Chief Rabbi Berl Lazar and Supreme Mufti Ravil Gainutdin lost the right to flash car lights several years ago.

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    Temple treasure articles + some others

    jul 9th, 2011 CE

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    From: Hindu Wisdom

    Temple treasure articles

    Hands off the treasures that belong to Lord Vishnu - By R Vaidyanathan

    Integrity: The Padmanabha dasas and today’s political class – By S. Gurumurthy

    We are not getting any Godly benefit by taking the wealth out of our temples

    Padmanabha Temple treasure and British loot - By Senthil

    Supreme Court as Supreme Vandal  - By Radha Rajan

    Hands off temple wealth


    Sonia Gandhi and Congress Secret Billions Exposed

    Manu Joseph’s ignorance


    7.1 quake off japan, tsunami alert. talk of tough luck. insult to injury?

    wsj: china's bumpy road ahead

    east timor, south sudan...

    jul 9th, 2011 CE

    see an emerging pattern here?

    next in line: northeast india to secede.

    nepal they already have managed to infiltrate.

    India's Guangdong - The Economist

    jul 9th, 2011 CE

    guess the economist guy for a moment forgot about his marching orders: "promote white imperialism in india; also push pakistan's interests".

    separately, in thinking of narendra modi, i am reminded of simon and garfunkel:

    "where have you gone, joe dimaggio?
    a nation turns its lonely eyes to you"

    -- mrs. robinson

    joe dimaggio was a famous baseball player, dignified and respected, far removed from the sleaze of baseball, and a reluctant hero.

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    Subject: Must read: India's Guangdong - The Economist

    July 7th, 2011
    Gujarat's economy
    India's Guangdong
    A north-western state offers a glimpse of a possible industrial future for India
    SO MANY things work properly in Gujarat that it hardly feels like India. In a factory packed with kit from Germany and China, slabs of rubber and bags of carbon black are turned into tyres. After being X-rayed for imperfections, they will be distributed across India or sent for export within three days. Sandeep Bhatia, a manager for CEAT, the firm that owns the project, says it took only 24 months to complete, including the normally fraught process of buying land. There is constant electricity, gas and abundant water. The state government, he says, kept red tape to a minimum, did not ask for bribes, and does not interfere much now.

    The tyre plant is not the only sign of prosperity in Gujarat. A nearby village may have fodder strewn all over its alleys and mice scuttling across shampoo sachets in the local store, but it also has satellite dishes poking up from the roofs and power metres on the wall of every house. Most of the men, the villagers say, work for small industrial firms for a wage about 50% higher than they would get in the fields. The road to Ahmedabad, Gujarat's main city, is privately operated and boasts four lanes. It passes through a countryside that is visibly industrialising.
    With a long coastline and too little rain for decent farming, Gujarat has always been famous for its traders. When it was hived off from Bombay to form a separate state in 1960, "the question was how Gujarat would survive," says Narendra Modi, who has been chief minister since 2001. These days Gujarat accounts for 5% of India's population but 16% of its industrial output and 22% of its exports. Its growth has outpaced India's (see chart) and it wins accolades from business people. A recent comparison of Indian states by McKinsey, a consultancy, waxed lyrical about Gujarat. It might yet play the role of industrial locomotive for the country, as Guangdong province did for China in the 1990s. There is lots of excited talk about exporters switching from China to India. Sanjay Lalbhai, the chairman of Arvin d, a textiles maker and clothing retailer based in Ahmedabad, says such a move is "imminent" in his industry.
    Chinese-style, big-ticket projects are part of Gujarat's formula, including refineries and ports, but so are networks of smaller firms and foreign companies which have now achieved critical mass in industries such as cars and pharmaceuticals. The state government uses the usual tricks to try to jump-start growth, including special economic zones. But more important, it has provided the bog-standard things that businesses pray for across India but often do not get—less onerous labour laws, passable roads, reliable electricity and effective bureaucracy.

    Against the charge that some people have been left behind, Gujarat can point to reasonable growth in agriculture, helped by irrigation schemes. But the state has a black spot, which dates back to 2002 and an outbreak of sectarian violence. As many as 2,000 people (the official toll is lower) were killed in a month of riots, most of them Muslims. Some say Mr Modi and the state government were complicit in the violence or could at least have done more to stop it.
    Might prosperity help heal the wounds? In Juhapura, a district on the outskirts of Ahmedabad dominated by the Muslim minority, a young mason grows angry when asked if he feels lucky to make 250-300 rupees a day ($6-7), saying he only gets work for 15 days a month. Others are more content. A bearded man down the road says his party-decoration business is booming. Behind the till of a shop selling top-ups for mobile phones and stationery for the nearby school, a man in a skull cap says life has undoubtedly improved, although his 82-year-old father, sitting in a deckchair, complains that everything went to the dogs when the British left.

    Compare the population and GDP of Indian states to those of entire countries using our interactive map
    Gujarat could be a vision of India's future, in which manufacturing flourishes, soaking up rural labour. Its economy is expected to grow by double digits, even as India's rate slows to 7-8% this year. The state may also be a springboard for Mr Modi, who may contest the national leadership of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, perhaps after state elections due in 2012. Mr Modi is enigmatic on this subject. He has yet to shed his polarising image, but he has at least built up an enviable record on the economy.
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    One Man with courage is a Majority.
    Andrew Jackson

    bangalore: iim hosts kathak Seminar by Pt. Shri Birju Maharaj Ji on July 10th, 11am

    jul 9th, 2011 CE

    Subject: EPGP Seminar Series - Seminar and Workshop by Pt. Shri Birju Maharaj Ji on July 10th

    Dear All

    The EPGP seminar committee, in collaboration with IIMB Alumni Association is pleased to invite you to a seminar by renowned Kathak Maestro Pt. Shri Birju Maharaj ji at MDC conference room 11AM on Sunday July 10th 2011. We invite all students, staff and faculty members to join.  Pt Shri Birju Maharaj Ji will talk about Kathak as a dance form, its history, how it evolved over the years and how will it shape art and culture for years to come. His disciples from Bangalore will also be present to assist him.

    We have also requested him to do a workshop for children between 11:30AM and 1PM on the same day. More details of the workshop will be sent out in a separate mail.

    Thanks and Regards

    EPGP Seminar Committee


    Amit Chhabra


    Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

    Ph: +91-886-130-4007

    Friday, July 08, 2011

    hans diverting brahamputra: Changes in State Riverbed feared - China Dams - Assam Tribune report

    jul 8th, 2011 CE

    this has been done in cambodia, the downstream riparian for the mekong. the ton le sap (if i remember right) lake does not have its annual floods, nor is the river navigable any more. the hans have diverted a lot of the water with upstream dams.

    while the neros of the UPA fiddle, the hans run away with the prize: water resources.

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    Changes in State riverbed feared
    Ajit Patowary
    GUWAHATI, July 5 – Under the impact of the resultant flow reduction due to any possible future diversion of the Yarlung Tsangpo to acute water scarce regions in northern part of China, the river morphology in Assam is likely to undergo further intense braiding along with harmful rise in average stream bed level. As a consequence, even for moderate kind of monsoon rains, there will be much more magnified incidence of flood events than what is experienced in the present, since flood carrying capacity of the aggraded channel section will progressively decrease.

    This is the view expressed by Professor Nayan Sarma, Head of the Department of Water Resources of the IIT, Roorkee. He was talking on the hydel power projects planned on the Yarlung Tsangpo and diversion of the river planned by the Chinese authorities. Prof Sarma as connected with various research works on the Himalayan rivers, including the Brahmaputra, the Ganga and the Koshi.

    Prof Sarma said that besides the 510- MW Zangmu dam, five more dams, downstream of Zangmu, are under active consideration of the Chinese authorities. And these include the largest of all the hydel dams of the world—the about 38,000 MW Motuo dam.

    Proposal for another massive dam Daduqia, with an installed capacity of 42,000 MW, just near the Big Bend on the river, close to the Indian border is also under active consideration of the Chinese authorities to meet the 40,000 MW shortfall of power in China, said Prof Sarma.

    To analyze the impact of any possible future plans for flow diversion of the Yarlung Tsangpo by constructing storage or diversion dams or by simply making dams at a very high altitude (not at foothills) for run-of-the-river hydel project, it has become highly pertinent to delve into the potential environmental, socio-economic and safety concerns in the immediate downstream Assam valley of the Brahmaputra from a strict technical standpoint, he said.

    At the present juncture, this has become an imperative necessity in the absence of any water sharing agreement amongst the riparian countries of the trans-boundary river, he maintained.

    About 44 per cent of the average flow of the Brahmaputra at Pandu is contributed by the Dihang or Siang main stream, which is known as Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibet. While during monsoon season, the balance 56 per cent flow of the river comes from the tributaries in Assam, the bulk of the non-monsoon dry weather base flow of the Brahmaputra is generated from the source glaciers in the Tibetan high Himalayas, he said.

    It should thus be apparent that any reduction of stream flow in the Yarlung Tsangpo, because of climate change or artificial flow diversion in coming decades, will have a very profound impact on the ultimate quantum of water resources in downstream areas of the Brahmaputra.

    As a consequence, even for moderate kind of monsoon rains, there will be much more magnified incidence of flood events than at present, since flood carrying capacity of the aggraded channel section will progressively decrease.

    In the possible event of any flow diversion of the Tsangpo in future, besides stream flow three major sectors of water uses namely – ecology, inland navigation and drinking water will be very severely hit especially in the non-monsoon low flow period.

    Due to greatly reduced water depth in the very wide braided river sections coupled with widespread sedimentation, the prime aquatic creatures like dolphins, turtles, big fishes and other mega fauna will practically become extinct due to irreversible process of habitat shrinkage.

    The inland navigation fairways will become inoperable due to loss of required navigation draught. The supply sources catering to rising water demand for municipal, industrial and pollution control from the Brahmaputra such as for Guwahati city, refineries etc. will run dry during low flow season. Even abstraction of ground water is likely to be much more arduous and expensive due to resultant depression in sub-soil water levels.

    Lastly, leaving aside the attractive future plan for a potential mega project on the Tsangpo (as tentatively identified near Namche Barwa at Motuo to generate a huge block of 38,000 MW), even the under construction 116-metre high Zangmu Dam on the Tsangpo, at an altitude of 3,260 metres in Eastern Tibet, may pose terrible hazard for the plains of Assam in the event of a major earthquake.

    It is a universally followed practice that before planning any dam – whether run-of-the-river or storage based, especially on such a very high earthquakeprone zone, it is a statutory obligation of the planners to conduct comprehensive dam break analysis so as to predict and evaluate the possible consequences in the downstream areas resulting from any dam failure.

    This is highly essential for the case of a trans-boundary river like the Brahmaputra. There are good reasons to believe that such a statutory dam break analysis has not been conducted for the under construction Zangmu and other dams proposed on the river. And thus the safety concerns of the life and property in the downstream areas in Assam are totally under-rated, said Prof Sarma.

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