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Brown warns Iran in Israel speech

We are a few hours away from telling the west to get away. I cannot but wonder why a small country which was compared to a handkerchief is warning Iran with this and that. In India the debate is going on whether we should lick the boots of the americans or not  (Jul 21, 2008 | post #8)

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Obama wins Democratic Nomination!

Great! But is he going to beat the prejudices of the common white man against a foreigner becoming their president  (Jun 6, 2008 | post #255)

Carter says Israel has 150 atomic weapons

Spoken like a true albiet illiterate, uneducated Indian 'Rice' christian  (Jun 1, 2008 | post #116)

Weird

Women Lived a Year Undetected in Man’s Closet

Hey! You angling for Hillary?  (Jun 1, 2008 | post #81)

Microsoft

Former Bush donors now giving to Obama

Whether Obama becomes the next president of your country or not, the very fact that he has almoooost been nominated to run against McCain should make you feelproud that your so called democracy is showing signs of coming of age.  (Jun 1, 2008 | post #77)

Whither Indian Muslims?

Yes you are absolutely right. Indeed it is rather surprising that upto now only a miniscule minority of Muslims in India seem to have been radicalised. But given the winds of political change in the offing it will not be long before the likes of the present opposition candidate for Prime Ministership, L.K. Advani, Narendra Modi, Arun Shourie etc. who are bent upon ghettoising the Muslims come to power at the centre and succeed in radicalising a sizeable section of this huge community. The general public does not realise that then the Muslim community will prove that it has the future of India by the short hairs.  (May 31, 2008 | post #155)

Democrat Party Nomination

As an Indian, with no way of ever visiting the United States even if I harboured a wish to do so, I find that the U.S. governments’ decision to build a ‘wall’ to stanch the flow of illegal immigrants from Mexico and other countries in Central and South America rather obnoxious. During the years of the cold war with the Soviet Union, the American leaders and their mouthpieces had, apparently, no compunction or doubts in mouthing the glorification of the capitalist system and the merits of a free global economy where market forces would decide what the people would get and what they would want to get. After the fall of the Berlin wall and the subsequent internationalisati on of capitalisism or globilisation of world trade, as one might have it, it is rather surprising that the U.S. government is surprised that the whole world took them so seriously, and that their nearest poor neighbours began to flock in droves to partake of what the American Valhalla promised to give them. It is a shame that the Americans who promised the world so much during the debates of the cold war are now building physical fences, including surveillance cameras, sniffer dogs and posses of border guards, to keep out the Hispanics, especially Mexicans. the very people to whom the South Western states of the United States belonged to in the first place. Americans have intellectuals like Professor Samuel Huntington of the ‘Clash of Civilisations’ fame who now warn that concentration of Hispanics in particular areas/states might pose a danger in the long run because these concentrations of ‘minorities’ might secede from the majority in times of war and have their own self self serving treaties with the enemy in times of war. I would be highly surprised if Obama should win the Democratic party nomination let alone the election to the white house. And even if Hillary does get nominated it would be little wonder, because of gender inequality even now prevailing in the United States, if Sen. MacCain begins to occupy the White House from next January.  (May 6, 2008 | post #1)

Illinois

Arizonans think McCain will beat Obama

I don't think that as a nation the Americans are as yet ready for having either a colored or female president. It is going to McCain or I'll be .....  (May 1, 2008 | post #135)

World Jewish Congress head wants Swiss to cancel Iran deal

The Swiss had better pay heed to what the Jews say. Because in case the Iranians are doing things that they are accused of, the Europeans, besides Islamic countries will be subject to tiny Israel's Samson option.  (May 1, 2008 | post #12)

Ukraine & Georgia: no way into NATO

It is hard to understand why Krishnamurthy calls Russia a bully nation. I am more than certain that he thinks that China too is a bully nation. This is boot licker thinking and we in India have a surfeit of these boot lickers of American imperialism who are now engaged in pressurising the Indian government to bark at China on the American imperialist leash by signing the Indo-US nuclear deal in face of opposition to the deal by the majority of Indians and at the moment of writing are urging the government in N.Delhi rub China the wrong way over the issue of Tibet, ignoring the dangerous consequences of such actions including circumscribing India's independence in dealing with its neighbours and reducing it to the level of Croatia and Albania.  (Apr 5, 2008 | post #202)

World Watches India's Response To Tibet

It is becoming clearer by the day that the so called mainstream Indian media is becoming desperate as it is becoming certain that the Indo-US nuclear deal is definitely going to fall through the crack and can only be resurrected, if at all it does, after the next parliamentary elections in this country. The tone of the media is becoming shriller in its scathing criticism of the Left parties and the also the BJP which are opposed to the deal in its present form. While the left parties are being described as being downright anti national, the BJP is being called opportunist and accused of opposing the deal for the sake of opposition in view of the impending general elections to parliament. Other parties are being described as being myopic and self centered if not outright anti national. While dangling the carrot of cheap and clean nuclear power in the not too distant future, before the public, the media, especially the English language media, appears to be totally bought (sic) over by the present US administration. While the Indian intellectuals in favour of the deal are given much publicity we have to depend upon American intellectuals to tell us the main reason why, in their view, the deal might not go through. They have no hesitation at all in asserting that the deal is meant to tie India to the American apron strings in the latter’s future dealings with China. In other words the deal will surely impinge upon New Delhi’s freedom to deal with China on its own without Washington looking over its shoulder. There is no doubt that the Indian supporters of the nuclear deal are well aware of this but they couldn’t care less, having sold their minds and souls to what, in the aftermath of the Iraq war could be safely labeled as American imperialism. In another desperate bid to arm twist the present dispensation in N.Delhi the media is now trying to depict the Chinese as the ogre which needs to be contained at all costs even if means tilting at windmills. Take for instance the new found danger of Chinese incursions into Indian Territory and even into that of Butan, which of late is being blown up in the Indian press. Even the present Indian army chief is being pilloried for his frank and should one say fearless statement that both sides are committing such incursions. By inference this means that our army chief does not consider such incursions as bullying which the wily pro American press would have us believe is the case. In spite of this one Indian so called ‘strategic analyst’ wrote in a leading newspaper that we should deal with the Chinese deftly. What! Go to war with the Chinese? Or did he mean that all would be well if we signed the nuclear deal with the United States? These pro nuclear deal people in India who are most willing to bark on an American imperialist leash have now begun to criticize the Indian government for its silence over the ‘unrest’ in Tibet. They apparently have forgotten the old adage that people who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others. We should ever remind ourselves that there is more unrest within India than in China. We have seperatist movements in the North (Kashmir) and the North East. Added to this is the naxalite problem in states like Chhatishgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. If the Chinese government is harsh and ruthless in putting down unrest then what do we make of the Chhatishgarh government’s project of Salwa Judam which is a veritable state sponsored civil war and which was decried by no less a person than the Chief Justice of India.  (Apr 4, 2008 | post #69)

Is India a nation? For that matter, is Pakistan a nation?

I think the question of whether India is a nation or that Pakistan is a nation needs no elaboration. According to this writer the poor of these two so called nations would have been better off had the English not divided the Indian sub continent between Hindus and Muslims. Instead India could have been divided on the basis of language and culture. The tragedy is that the English kept looking at their 'Jewel in the Crown, through Mughal eyes.  (Apr 4, 2008 | post #1)

India's Choice: Tibet or China?

It is becoming clearer by the day that the so called mainstream Indian media is becoming desperate as it is becoming certain that the Indo-US nuclear deal is definitely going to fall through the crack and can only be resurrected, if at all it does, after the next parliamentary elections in this country. The tone of the media is becoming shriller in its scathing criticism of the Left parties and the also the BJP which are opposed to the deal in its present form. While the left parties are being described as being downright anti national, the BJP is being called opportunist and accused of opposing the deal for the sake of opposition in view of the impending general elections to parliament. Other parties are being described as being myopic and self centered if not outright anti national. While dangling the carrot of cheap and clean nuclear power in the not too distant future, before the public, the media, especially the English language media, appears to be totally bought (sic) over by the present US administration. While the Indian intellectuals in favour of the deal are given much publicity we have to depend upon American intellectuals to tell us the main reason why, in their view, the deal might not go through. They have no hesitation at all in asserting that the deal is meant to tie India to the American apron strings in the latter’s future dealings with China. In other words the deal will surely impinge upon New Delhi’s freedom to deal with China on its own without Washington looking over its shoulder. There is no doubt that the Indian supporters of the nuclear deal are well aware of this but they couldn’t care less, having sold their minds and souls to what, in the aftermath of the Iraq war could be safely labeled as American imperialism. In another desperate bid to arm twist the present dispensation in N.Delhi the media is now trying to depict the Chinese as the ogre which needs to be contained at all costs even if means tilting at windmills. Take for instance the new found danger of Chinese incursions into Indian Territory and even into that of Butan, which of late is being blown up in the Indian press. Even the present Indian army chief is being pilloried for his frank and should one say fearless statement that both sides are committing such incursions. By inference this means that our army chief does not consider such incursions as bullying which the wily pro American press would have us believe is the case. In spite of this one Indian so called ‘strategic analyst’ wrote in a leading newspaper that we should deal with the Chinese deftly. What! Go to war with the Chinese? Or did he mean that all would be well if we signed the nuclear deal with the United States? These pro nuclear deal people in India who are most willing to bark on an American imperialist leash have now begun to criticize the Indian government for its silence over the ‘unrest’ in Tibet. They apparently have forgotten the old adage that people who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others. We should ever remind ourselves that there is more unrest within India than in China. We have seperatist movements in the North (Kashmir) and the North East. Added to this is the naxalite problem in states like Chhatishgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. If the Chinese government is harsh and ruthless in putting down unrest then what do we make of the Chhatishgarh government’s project of Salwa Judam which is a veritable state sponsored civil war and which was decried by no less a person than the Chief Justice of India.  (Apr 4, 2008 | post #47)