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by Ponniyin Selvan
18 May 2003 14:11
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: P V Narsimha Rao
Replies: 102
Views: 40190

Re: P V Narsimha Rao

Originally posted by Antim: I beg to differ, Mr Selvan. First thing abt Babri Masjid and wrong analogy you used. No point arguing about this. We'll never agree and it's better to disagree. We just have different visions of India that each of us genuinely (or naively :D ) believe is superior to the ...
by Ponniyin Selvan
16 May 2003 11:26
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: P V Narsimha Rao
Replies: 102
Views: 40190

Re: P V Narsimha Rao

Surprising that there are 32 comments and none on his skill as a novelist ! I strongly recommend "The Insider" also it's a good 700 odd pages :D As for me, I think his good points were liberalisation and appointment of Manmohan Singh (although he had little choice with India on the verge of defaulti...
by Ponniyin Selvan
08 Sep 2002 13:12
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 51728

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Originally posted by amit16: How is it beneath you? Is religion beneath you? Actually yes, religion is beneath me. Which is why I consider all attempts to make India a theocratic state on the lines of the Taliban a perversion against humanity and the hard-fought freedom we won. I consider all such ...
by Ponniyin Selvan
07 Sep 2002 22:28
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 51728

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Originally posted by harryvandeusan:
The Asians societies like that of India , Islamic countries , Japan have placed a great premium on sprituality and have therefore tried to evolve a social system that curbs sex urges
Not always .. India is the land of the KamaSutra. Not to speak of Khajuraho.
by Ponniyin Selvan
07 Sep 2002 22:25
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 51728

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Originally posted by amit16:
Do you have something useful to say?
What I said is as useful as how stupid your statement is. I don't pick battles that are so trivial as being beneath me.
by Ponniyin Selvan
07 Sep 2002 12:26
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 51728

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Originally posted by amit16: Actually the current state of women in India should be blamed on laws that have been created and enforced poorly by the "secular" authorities. If laws were made regarding treatment of women based on dharmic scripture, no problem would exist, women would be treated with ...
by Ponniyin Selvan
20 Aug 2002 14:46
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 52963

Re: India's Inspirational Personalities

Originally posted by Raja Ram: Narayan_L: If everyone sticks to the topic, this thread has meaning. If everyone offers that civility and courtesy this forum has a meaning to all. All that is asked is the above. Nothing more nothing less. There is no need to show who is a "better" Indian. First let ...
by Ponniyin Selvan
20 Aug 2002 11:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Ancient (and recent) Indian Mathematics
Replies: 38
Views: 19010

Re: Ancient (and recent) Indian Mathematics

Originally posted by pennathur: Kaushal the school you refer to is Pennathur Subramaniam Iyer High School - founded by my great grand uncle (also illustrates the fact how descendants rarely match the brilliance of the illustrious ones after one generation :D ) Oh come now, don't sell yourself short...
by Ponniyin Selvan
15 Jul 2002 13:16
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 51728

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Originally posted by Aditi Parikh: I am assuming that by and large eve-teasing is a north India menace since I haven’t heard anybody from the south, west or east complain about it. It's been some years since I've lived in Singara Chennai, so I'm not quite sure about the extent of eve-teasing ...
by Ponniyin Selvan
09 Jul 2002 13:14
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 51728

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Regarding laws in the Indian CrPC. The laws on the statute books are woefully inadequate to successfully prosecute rapes. A ridiculously low fraction of rapes actually lead to convictions - I unfortunately cannot present the exact reference for this, but I was deeply disturbed to hear that. I believ...
by Ponniyin Selvan
30 Apr 2002 15:31
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indianness - a (simple?) survey
Replies: 117
Views: 44002

Re: Indianness - a (simple?) survey

Originally posted by Sridhar: Badar: I see your point now and agree with you. Ultimately, the line on the map defines us. Why it is not apparent to us is that we take the line as given and then start looking beyond that. A big "me too" for Badar and Sridhar. I confess that I didn't really think in ...

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