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
Yeah, right. They also supported taslima.
Traditional 'liberal' thinking: Semitic types only have rights. Hindus only have duties.
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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) I'm really puzzled.
1941 to 25% Hindus
1948 to 17%
1991 to 1.5%
2007 to 1%
Bangladesh (Hindu / Muslim Population) 
1941 to 30% Hindus
1948 to 25%
1971 to 15%
1991 to 10%
2007 to 8%
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 firstpost.com. But are they just useful idiots or more?... deleted
India makes itself an easy terrorist target
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).
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 www.historyorb.com suggests the following:
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)
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.
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
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. If you liked it.. you may like more
Subject: EPGP Seminar Series - Seminar and Workshop by Pt. Shri Birju Maharaj Ji on July 10thDear 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 Contact: Amit Chhabra EPGP-2011-12 Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore Ph: +91-886-130-4007
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, 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 possiblefor 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, the56 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 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, turtles, big fishes and other mega fauna will practically become due to irreversible process of habitat shrinkage.
The inland navigation fairways will becomedue to loss of required navigation draught. The supply sources catering to rising water demand for municipal, industrial and 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 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 theto 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 highlyfor 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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