Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

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Postby vivek.rao » 30 Apr 2014 18:00

The EVM is showing white lotus. BJP is showing it to people to avoid confusion. If ask RMji, it is MNC-missionary conspiracy.

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Postby pankajs » 30 Apr 2014 18:00

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Postby Anantha » 30 Apr 2014 18:04

https://twitter.com/Mehta_Mitul/status/461478129916059648/photo/1

check this on others showing their symbols deliberately

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Postby member_28025 » 30 Apr 2014 18:05

vivek.rao wrote:The EVM is showing white lotus. BJP is showing it to people to avoid confusion. If ask RMji, it is MNC-missionary conspiracy.

True. However I meant it as an argument to counter the EC directive against using party symbols.

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Postby munna » 30 Apr 2014 18:05

Sanku wrote:
munna wrote:Merely a case for violation of Section 144. Almost all politicians in India have one or multiple cases under this one. Meh..


Are you sure about this ? Which section has been used ? Is it 126 I ?


Donning my constitution specialist cap for once and using your link onlee

FIR lodged against Narendra Modi for political speech after casting his vote

“Therefore, the Commission directs under Article 324 of the Constitution and all other legal provisions enabling it in this behalf that complaints/ FIR as the case may be, should be filed against Sh. Narendra Modi and all Others who were involved in the convening and holding of the said meeting, under the provisions of Sections 126 (l) (a) and 126 (1) (b). Further, if any restrictions have been imposed by the competent authority in Ahmadabad under Section 144 of CrPC, then complaints/FlR should also be made under Section 188 of IPC,” the EC said.


The whole fiasco is for the optics only and babooz know how to leave the backdoor open. So state administration was directed to file either complaint or FIR, so they have dutifully filed an FIR under CrPC 144 (188 IPC) and filed a mere complaint against NM and channels BOTH under 126. This will go in cool bag, no babu fights to finish, no babu is that loyal!

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Postby amdavadi » 30 Apr 2014 18:06

EC again proves my point........EC=Elect Congis

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Postby muraliravi » 30 Apr 2014 18:06

anchal wrote:The EC dude is really on to something. Selectively targeting BJP leaders, will there be a peaceful transition is the question


well, if they are so openly biased, then how on earth can we trust their counting, BJP will lose onlee :rotfl:

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Postby member_28025 » 30 Apr 2014 18:08

munna wrote:
The whole fiasco is for the optics only and babooz know how to leave the backdoor open. So state administration was directed to file either complaint or FIR, so they have dutifully filed an FIR under CrPC 144 (188 IPC) and filed a mere complaint against NM and channels BOTH under 126. This will go in cool bag, no babu fights to finish, no babu is that loyal!


Ismart babooz!

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Postby Anantha » 30 Apr 2014 18:09

Raja wrote:AAP party symbol is not a cap. Also, a red herring is not going to help NAMO's case.

I agree with Sanku. Carlessness and maybe a tad overconfident.

(Just get through the last mile, for the love of god!)


AAP caps have a picture of Jhadoo on them see my post above

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Postby member_20317 » 30 Apr 2014 18:10

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Arre bhai maine to bloody mary mangi thi, aap phunwa le aaye.

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Postby amdavadi » 30 Apr 2014 18:11

FIR amounts to nothing....Just chill......

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Postby Sanku » 30 Apr 2014 18:15

amdavadi wrote:FIR amounts to nothing....Just chill......



http://ibnlive.in.com/news/2-firs-filed ... 74-81.html

Ahmedabad: Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is in trouble after two FIRs were registered against him by the Ahmedabad Crime Branch on Wednesday for allegedly violating the model code of conduct and the Representation of the People Act. Modi came under fire from the opposition for waving BJP's election symbol, a lotus, immediately after casting his vote in a polling booth in Ranip in the Gandhinagar on Wednesday.

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Postby subhamoy.das » 30 Apr 2014 18:26

This is some kind of joke or what ? FIR for waving lotus ? These FIRs reminds me like NCRs from process teams to the delivery teams just to prove to the management that they do add value and not doing "muft ki roti breaking". Another point is the use of the word "trouble" and "deep trouble" by the paid media. They love these two words when using against BJP leaders but seldome use them against the leftist and jihadis and psecularist

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Postby Anantha » 30 Apr 2014 18:33

Relax guys. Modi is setting the agenda on each poll day, by toying with the opposition. The FIR will be forgotten 2 days. Election commission will beg Modi on May 16 for forgivence for all the frauds they committed on voter rolls in MH

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Postby Singha » 30 Apr 2014 18:34

Lose lose fr congis.
if nothing happens he thumbed his nose at them again.

if arrested, big sympathy wave and chance to play victim of big bad congis.

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Postby Arunkumar » 30 Apr 2014 18:45

One of the things I hope is someday Supreme court gets some kind of minimum executive powers for enforcing some of its ruling which may have bearing on the country's future. For e.g election commission head if made to report to SC after due const amendment will ensure voter list is as sacrosanct as attending jumma prayers. Also VVPAT could have been implemented.

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Postby member_28352 » 30 Apr 2014 18:51

Birather the Supreme Court or for that matter any other court, even magistrate's court, has punitive power over all entities in India. If court feels coercive action needs to be taken it will do so. No special laws or amendments are required.

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Postby SwamyG » 30 Apr 2014 18:51

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Here is my telephone...call me maybe

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Postby SwamyG » 30 Apr 2014 18:55

Boss log don't be quick and knee-jerking to trash EC. Let them do their job, it does not matter if there are biases....as long as the law of the land is followed. Have some beer and samosa onlee.

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Postby member_28502 » 30 Apr 2014 19:00

and its not digital its analog phone that works on Strowger switch . Refere Telephony by Atkinson text book. For good old Telecom engineering graduates before it became electronics and communication engineering.


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Oh those electro mechanical relays and switches

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Postby RamaY » 30 Apr 2014 19:07

Apparently Manish Tiwari apologized Nitish Gadkari in the Adarsh Scam comments as there was a non-bailable warrant on him thru the defamation case.
Gadkari withdrew the defamation case?!!?!?

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Postby RamaY » 30 Apr 2014 19:09

Satyam Ramalinga Raju standing in line to vote...

The guy in front of him is Srini Raju (at one point named as most influential person in AP)
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Postby member_28502 » 30 Apr 2014 19:12

Looks a few weeks in jail will trim you fit as fiddle, now Srini should take his turn

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Postby abhijitm » 30 Apr 2014 19:24

25th October 2008

Chandrayaan was just launched. BRF in celebrating mood. 'Chandrayan-1 moon mission' dhaga was buzzing. And this was posted by someone named SandeepA

UPrabhu wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkhdmx-JxCs
SandeepA wrote:Didnt realise Modi was this different from the regular Indian politician. The honesty and maturity shows. More power to this guy, will be a pity if we miss out on making him a PM.
You just got to envy the Gujaratis till then.


When I read that time I was like "what is he dreaming about? Modi and PM!!"

SandeepA, if you are listening. I still remember :D

and wait! fun part is yet to come! Next post by some poster called gogna
gogna wrote:UPrabhu
SandeepA

Please stick to the topic, this thread is about ISRO not about your personal political agendas, please take it to humor and joke thread about modi being PM he has much chance as Raj Thakre.

:D I don't blame you gogna. I thought the same!

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Postby kvraghav » 30 Apr 2014 19:28

my only problem is modi looks SDRE while Manmohan Singh looks TFTA. Huge H and D loss for india if Modi stands between fellow TFTA like Obama and Gilani..

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Postby Saral » 30 Apr 2014 19:31

The NaMo and Election Threads should be made public once they are halaled, for public post mortem.

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Postby Manish_Sharma » 30 Apr 2014 19:35

A seasoned statesman like NaMo comes out of voting booth, not wearing the "lotus symbol" Image but holding it in his hand, he sees a crowd of mediapersons-camera waiting.

It doesn't cross his mind "talking to them will break the model code"?

It doesn't cross his mind that flashing the Image will break the model code of conduct?

Still he does it. Watching him talking to media this is the first thing that crossed my mind. Me who has just voted 5 times in whole life.

What could be the reason? Even if NaMo was too tired or spaced out after 4 lakh kilometers and 400+ rallies, it mus'have crossed one of BJPites mind. Still he goes ahead and talks to media.

What would happen to media reporters and cameramen for breaking the code of conduct, are they going to get punished too?

Today BJP could have pushed channels to show manish tiwari's humiliation and diggy's kaalaa karnaama whole day, or at least BJP spokesperson interjecting these 2 incidents whole day without stop in every debate. But now its flashing NaMo breaking a rule whole day. :-? TO WHAT PURPOSE? HOW DOES IT BENEFITS BJP?

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Postby member_28468 » 30 Apr 2014 19:56

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i think it is nice :lol: :eek:
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Postby vivek.rao » 30 Apr 2014 20:12

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/were- ... 140430.htm
BJP asks Pakistan not to meddle in India's affairs



Bharatiya Janata Party slammed Pakistan, asking it to mend its ways and saying the manner in which they have been functioning with India will not work.


There is a stroy in Panch tantra. A snake gets a sermon from a sage decides not to kill people. People realize it and not scared of it anymore beating it with rocks. The snake goes to the sage and tell its plight. The sage says "I told you not to kill you but did I tell you not to scare them?"

UPA CON alliance of SONIA/MMS and Libtards are more worried about Paki scums and their feelings. No wonder Pakis/Chinese/west all want to involve in internal affairs of the country and dictate what we should do or not.



The opposition party also added that Pakistan should not interfere in India’s internal affairs. BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said Modi had never talked about attacking Pakistan and was instead questioning Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s attitude of making public the government’s efforts to bring back underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, responsible for the 1993 Mumbai blasts.

“We will tell Islamabad to mend their ways, the manner in which they have been functioning and trying to work with India will not work,” Lekhi said. She added that just like India did not interfere in electoral politics or internal affairs of other countries, the same was expected from them. “What I don’t understand is, this person, Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, is he admitting to the presence of Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan? When a person of the opposition party and the incumbent prime minister is making some remarks about the internal working of the country, how is Pakistan affected with that?” she asked.

The entire situation arose after Modi had recently accused Sushilkumar Shinde of giving media statements instead of acting against Dawood Ibrahim. Reacting to questions about Shinde’s statement that India would bring back Dawood from Pakistan, Modi said, “Can such things be achieved through media. Are these things to be revealed through newspapers? Did Americans talk with bin Laden? Did America hold a press conference on its plans about tracking down bin Laden? “What has the government done? They don’t have minimum maturity. I am ashamed that the home minister made such statements,” Modi had said.


Reacting to this, the Pakistani interior minister had said that those who are giving statements that Pakistan is sheltering Dawood and launching operation on Pakistan soil “should realise that neither Pakistan is a weak country to be afraid of such threats, nor Pakistani nation can be impressed with such irresponsible statements.”

In her press conference, defending Modi, Lekhi added that India always practised non-interference in affairs of others, ‘except when somebody beheads our soldier and sends the decapitated body’.

The BJP spokesperson further added that the words attributed to Modi by the Pakistani minister were incorrect. “Further in the statement he (Pakistan minister) has also said that Narendra Modi has said that if he wins the elections he would bring fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to India to be tried for 1993 blasts in Mumbai. Did you read or did you hear what Mr Modi has said? From where does all this come from? Who is briefing Mr Chaudhary,” Lekhi said.

She added that Pakistan did not need to accept Dawood’s presence unless it was somehow involved in the 1993 Mumbai blasts. “What have they got to do with the blasts of 1993? I think Pakistan needs to issue statements so far as their involvement in blasts is concerned. Is there any involvement which Pakistan is worried about? Is Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan? I think Pakistan should know what they are talking about.”


Ms. Lekhi shows some balls. Is there any scum in CON/UPA alliance who has some balls other than spewing venom on Hindus/Modi/RSS?
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Postby Suraj » 30 Apr 2014 20:27

This lotus selfie and 'public meeting' FIR is such a massive scam. Every single politician has been quoted in the press after casting his vote. Samples:

Priyanka Gandhi
"there is no MODI WAVE"

Sonia, Ajay Maken
Talking to reporters Maken, who is contesting from prestigious New Delhi constituency, exuded confidence of regaining support of the Congress votebank which he said had gone to AAP in the assembly polls four months back.

"People who voted for Arvind Kejriwal were traditional Congress voters who will vote for us this time. We will win all seven seats. There is no Modi wave," Maken told reporters.


That's just two. Nothing's going to come of Modi's FIR. Too many people are on video making what can be called political speeches, for any such trick to work.

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Postby AjitK » 30 Apr 2014 20:50

The EC and the media are over-reacting as expected. I don't think the EC can do anything more now as they don't have the power to pursue the case. It will be dealt after the elections.

The Congress wants him booked under 126. They are hoping he lands in trouble like Indira Gandhi did due to misuse of government machinery.

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Postby member_28352 » 30 Apr 2014 20:55

This was the last kick to Modi. Maybe the presstitutes were hand in glove in this setup. Police have only filed FIRs. Nothing need be actually done with these FIRs and cancellation report can also be filed.

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Postby ramana » 30 Apr 2014 20:56

Indian Police which is most reluctant to file an FIR in rape cases acts pronto to file TWO FIRs on Modi!!!!

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Postby member_28352 » 30 Apr 2014 21:02

^^^Police didn't have a choice. The EC ordered the filing of complaints/FIRs.

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Postby sivab » 30 Apr 2014 21:03

ramana wrote:Indian Police which is most reluctant to file an FIR in rape cases acts pronto to file TWO FIRs on Modi!!!!


Err, that was Gujarat police which did that to avoid any further controversy. Don't blame them. They can't ignore after EC gave a command almost to do so.

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Postby pankajs » 30 Apr 2014 21:04

Any ways if they are forced to it is better PR both for the state and Modi to get it done early.

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Postby anmol » 30 Apr 2014 21:06

The Comfort of Masks
by Aatish Taseer, openthemagazine.com
April 25th 2014

Few things better capture the mood of this election than the Modi mask. We’ve seen them now for a while, those smiling bearded faces with the eyes hollowed out. Here, in Benares, where the election has acquired the pitch and fever of carnival, they make a special impression. I see them almost every evening on the ghat, fastened to the faces of one or two people in a small cluster of men in saffron caps. They contain a double mystery. One neither knows the man behind the mask nor does one entirely know the man

who the mask is a likeness of. And, as such, there is something sinister about them. The masks are a celebration of sameness, of a homogenising vision, from which many people feel shut out. They convey both the euphoria of this election as well as its air of great mutual distrust.

Muslims are the most obvious group to feel excluded from this majoritarian celebration. But there are others too, including many among the English-speaking classes in the big cities. They sense that this election is not simply about governance or development, but that it contains other strains too; that there is a tension along cultural and linguistic lines, a hint of class warfare in the air. And they are not wrong. I sense it too, now in a group of tea drinkers at Benares Hindu University, who feel Modi is the only man to save India from another descent into ghulami, now in a boatman who hopes he will chase away the ‘Angrezon ki sarkar,’ now in a young BHU student of Sanskrit, who feels India’s minorities have abused its culture of hospitality. “They can stay, of course,” he says easily, “we have given them sharana (refuge). But they must not grow any bigger.”

These are not the only voices to emerge from behind the masks; there are others, far more benign, who want nothing more from Modi than good roads and jobs and electricity; but the voices that contain this note of cultural tension are important. They represent the deeper vibrations of this election and they are part of a realignment, long overdue in this country, of which the rise of Narendra Modi will one day come to be seen as an inevitable consequence. But before I say more about this, let me tell you—for it is not unrelated!—a little bit about the house where I am staying in Benares.

It used to belong, this river-facing house with its blackish yellow facade, to a woman called Alice Boner. She was a Swiss artist who, through her connection to Uday Shankar, came to India in the 1930s. She fell in love with Benares, moved here in 1936 and lived in the house where I am living till a few years before her death in 1981. Much under the influence of the Sri Lankan art critic AK Coomaraswamy, she dedicated her life to Indian Art. She was especially interested in the relationship that exists between a country’s Art and its system of beliefs, feeling ‘that every architecture, every image has to be an expression of the inner life’. She wrote: ‘It is an elementary and obvious truth that the particular form language of any art is conditioned by the cosmic, psychological and metaphysical conceptions that lie at its base.’

The influence of Coomaraswamy, as well as her own discoveries, gave her a particularly acute understanding of the relationship between cultural power and political power. And, as Indian independence—to which she was witness— approached, Alice became concerned as to what independent India would do to dismantle colonial education and to resurrect its relationship with its own past and traditions. Alice was someone, I think, who would have felt that a political awakening in a country like India, emerging from centuries of foreign rule, would be meaningless if not accompanied by a cultural awakening of some kind. I think she would have wanted independent India to feel the confidence that comes to a country from a vital relationship to its past. On 25 June 1946, after a conversation with Sarojini Naidu in Delhi, she recorded this diary entry:

‘I asked [Naidu] whether, when India would have her own government, they would not consider calling Coomaraswamy back from America to give directives for the new education in art and other fields. I thought that he was the man who could really put India on the right path and help her keep her own tradition intact, while recognising her whole social and economic life. She would not hear anything of this. “Oh no!” she said. We have other things to do now! We have to rebuild India politically. Those things will come much later! And, besides, he is old now, and out of touch with India.” I felt disappointed and wondered who was more out of touch with India, whether a man living in America and devoting all his studies and deep penetration to the exact meaning of Indian tradition, or people living in India and looking all the while towards Europe for inspiration and direction for all their activities?’

So much of Naidu’s attitude—her easy contempt for cultural things, her foolish disregard of Coomaraswamy, her inability to grasp the relationship between culture and politics—is still prevalent among English-speaking Indians today. For India, even after decades of political independence, never really got around to culture. And what a heavy price she has paid! India is not an authority on her own past; Indians do not write the great works of Indology; modern India’s cultural life is stunted and slavish. Her young people live in a state I would describe almost as a kind of linguistic apartheid, in which they are routinely made to feel small for not knowing English, the power of which they see around them all the time. Worst of all: through their education system, they are systematically denied contact with India’s classical past, which would nourish their interior life and bring forth their genius.

A few days ago, in my conversation with students at Benares Hindu University, I encountered some of the agony this experience can cause. At first glance the university—set up in 1916—seems to be the exact expression of a vital relationship between a modern culture and its classical past. It is a vast and beautiful university, its streets scalloped with the heavy shade of north India’s great trees. Its impressive buildings of mixed accents, all yellow and red, seem to strive for a synthesis between the traditional and the modern. There are, in its Sanskrit faculty, departments of m-ım-a .ms-a—Indian hermeneutics! But BHU, though it contains the spirit of a time when India really was in the midst of a cultural awakening, seems, like India itself, not to have been able to come through on the promise of that time.

And that wasted promise will produce anger. It was easily audible in the voice of a young PhD student of Hindu Law—Priyankar Aggarwal—when he spoke of his education, which far from being nourishing, had been a trauma. “You might not believe me,” he told me, one windless afternoon, a few days ago, “I studied until the 12th in an English medium school. But, at the end of it, I could neither speak English nor understand it. That is the effect of this modern education system.” The word he used again and again, and with great effect, to describe the stultifying effect of his education was stereotyped. “In Sanskrit, I saw a vast horizon. That is why I chose it. But in the other subjects, it was so stereotyped. Just mug up what’s in the textbook, give the exams, get your marks, and bhool jao: bhaadh me jaaye!” It was nirasa, he said. And this word, when it came from his mouth, this man who truly knew what rasa was, seemed to contain all rasas’ meanings: not just sap or juice or flavour, but essence. This was what he felt his education had lacked. I knew very well what he meant. My own education, though it had included a far more profound engagement with the West, had left me with a similar feeling of lack. It was what had brought me to Sanskrit too, and the language had given me more than I could ever have imagined. What is it Wilde says of Christ in De Profundis? ‘…like a work of art: he does not teach anything, but by being brought into his presence one becomes something.’

But the Sanskrit department at BHU, as with other branches of Indology in India, was a bleak place to be. Priyankar described it as a desolation, attracting only those people who couldn’t get in anywhere else. And though many achieved competence in the language—a thing in itself!—they were not active in research, he said. Not pushing the boundaries of what was already known, not renewing their connection to the past. The only possibilities, he said, for someone coming out of university with Sanskrit to earn an income were in astrology and liturgy. I was very sad to hear him speak like this because at Columbia University—where I was part of an on-line reading group, reading The Birth of Kumara—this was not the case. There, academic research was happening—good books were being written, boundaries were being stretched— and someone, with Priyankar’s passion and learning, would have been a welcome addition. One had only to join the dots, and it was only a matter of time before someone did. I had, in fact, met people like him, scholars of Hindi and Urdu, who had escaped the corruption and listlessness of India’s university system for the respect and support other places had to offer.

But even if Priyankar found his way, none of this was good news for India. The past could not be ignored; a country that did not probe its past, did not allow itself to be made new by its relationship to the past, would invariably end up the victim of crude revivalism. This was already happening in India. People, acting out of insecurity, while feeling keenly the loss of the past, were turning it into a thing of slogans and pamphlets, something sacred but inert, which demands reverence but does not fire the imagination. And when piety becomes the only way of engaging the past, people are quick to take offence. Coomaraswamy, long ago, sensed this danger for India: ‘In the nineteenth century, we have to remark two special conditions beside the survival of the past in the present. First, that Indian culture was already decadent, that is to say, suffering from the inevitable consequences of all formulation. The formula, however admirable, is inherited rather than earned, it becomes an end instead of a means, and its meaning is forgotten, so that it is insecure.’

That insecurity, if not quenched in real learning, expresses itself in all varieties of chauvinism, false pride and prejudice. It expresses itself in the actions of little men like What’s-his- name Batra who had Penguin pulp Wendy Doniger’s book. Or: Mr Ashok Chowgule, of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, who wrote to me last week to warn me not to call Benares Benares, but Varanasi. What better example of the smallness of this mentality than to want to limit this city of innumerable names to one name! Men as these are not interested in their own past. What they really want is to recast Hinduism in the spirit of Victorian Christianity and Islam. They want to make a Prophet of Ram, and a Bible of the Gita. And one has at least as much to fear from them as from the people, who, in the name of secularism, would put a stake in the heart of Hindu India.

These are our culture wars. It is tempting, in this season of political and cultural change, to imagine a different India: one with a place of importance in the world of Indian learning, a country whose scholars produce the work foreigners are producing, and whose children do not leave its schools and universities without the confidence that comes from a serious engagement with the past. But perhaps one does not ask anything of so uncertain a time. Especially, here, in Benares— known also, Mr Chowgule, as apunarbhavabhumi: the land of non-recurrence—where there is now a great feeling of flux. The place is crawling with journalists; Modi and Kejriwal are both in town; and, as sa .mdhy-a—the hour of juncture— falls over the river, there are many discrete realities to contend with. There is this little house, with its view of the Ganga and its library of books on Indian art; there are the ghats, full of people immersed in the instinctive life of Tradition; and now, more numerous every day, there are the orange-capped agents of the new time to come, threading their way through the crowd of bathers, ascetics, students and tourists—the men in masks.
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Postby KJo » 30 Apr 2014 21:08

Doggy Vijay Singh has been banging a married woman on the side.

She is quite good looking for his ugly mug.

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Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Postby IndraD » 30 Apr 2014 21:22

Jasodaben spotted casting vote in Mehsana, media swarmed like bees so all story of she being captive in BabaRamdev's ashram was wrong. pls spread this

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Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Postby member_28352 » 30 Apr 2014 21:23

BTW aatesh taseer is Tavleen Singh's son through her Pakistani husband salman taseer.


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