27 comments for “On Government

  1. January 29, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    It is his blog. I know it.

  2. Kishkindhaa
    January 29, 2008 at 9:40 AM

    Here’s Shuvro-e-Namah from the ‘media responsibility’ thread.

    >>>>do you mean dcubed, hes not my friend, as my blog barbarindians.blogspot.com will tell you.>>>>>

    OK, Shuvro, put that pic of Nehru and Edwina sharing a cigarette on your site. You have 24 hours. Otherwise, you will declared as a jokerlal.

    (PS if you can’t find that pic, “This is Shuvro’s blog” will do.)

  3. noway
    January 28, 2008 at 5:43 PM

    >> he says it’s his own blog. >>

    Ask him to prove it by writing a dummy post with the title “This is Shuvro’s blog”

  4. Kishkindhaa
    January 28, 2008 at 12:28 AM

    he says it’s his own blog.

  5. Sanjuro
    January 27, 2008 at 5:12 PM

    why is shuvro linking to barbarindian’s blog ?

  6. Chakravarty
    January 27, 2008 at 2:19 PM

    I guess Shuvro has appointed himself as the official conscience keeper of the “people on this site” :)

  7. Chakravarty
    January 27, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    Burkha Dutt might well become a rare recipient of Bharat Ratna (for services to Sonia) and nisha-e-pakistan (for services to jihad fi sabilillah)

  8. January 27, 2008 at 6:27 AM

    >>>who sucked up to the rulers/who is standing up for something?

    Rhetorical question. Quite pointless.

    “bjp govt gives its favourites honours. congress govt gives its favourits honours. for you, one govt’s awards are more meaningful (bjp).”

    Who’s talking about favorites? You asked about difference between the award recipients. You got answer for the same.

    >>>for me, it shows how seriously to take awards.

    One can dismiss pretty much every award with such simplistic criterion. Even the Nobel peace/literature awards reflect primarily Scandinavian preferences.

    >>>funny how people on this site see nthing wrong in bjp, but everything wrong in congress, and still think they are objective. “fortitute of few”, right.

    “nthing wrong,” “everything wrong”- all sweeping generalizations.

    >>>“fortitute of few”, right.

    fortitude! yep, that’s right.

  9. Kishkindhaa
    January 27, 2008 at 2:20 AM

    >>>tvr shenoy, mv kamath — padma bhushans 3-4 years ago.whats difference?

    They are not anti-Indian.

  10. Kishkindhaa
    January 27, 2008 at 2:12 AM

    how about award to the great general dyer? poor man was born in india. even his picture was found hanging in the golden temple museum. should be good enough?

  11. January 26, 2008 at 10:30 PM

    it’s always been you scratch my back & I’ll scratch your’s.

  12. Shweta Sharma
    January 26, 2008 at 7:27 PM

    Hey Sandeep,

    I am a final year student of journalism and i am doing a research on the blogging revolution. As you are a blog writer, i would like you to fill up a questionnaire for me which would help me in my project work.

    Thanks,
    Shweta

  13. January 26, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    > The same difference that exists between sucking up to the rulers
    > and standing up for something even in adversity.

    who sucked up to the rulers/who is standing up for something?

    bjp govt gives its favourites honours. congress govt gives its favourits honours. for you, one govt’s awards are more meaningful (bjp).

    for me, it shows how seriously to take awards.

    funny how people on this site see nthing wrong in bjp, but everything wrong in congress, and still think they are objective. “fortitute of few”, right.

  14. January 26, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    >>>tvr shenoy, mv kamath — padma bhushans 3-4 years ago.whats difference?

    The same difference that exists between sucking up to the rulers and standing up for something even in adversity.

    Kamath and Shenoy took a cause eschewed by the secsoc establishment. That’s 400% of the elite, to borrow from their favorite General.

    You want to compare the fortitude of few with the sycophancy of the many?

  15. January 26, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    > this ROFTL .. rajdeep sardesai and barkha dutt have “won
    > the padma shri “!!!!!

    tvr shenoy, mv kamath — padma bhushans 3-4 years ago. whats difference? did u rotfl then?

  16. January 26, 2008 at 3:48 AM

    John Dayal
    Valson Thampu

  17. January 26, 2008 at 3:46 AM

    Next year? Good question, but it will arise if only commies don’t pull out. Maybe you can put a poll for predicting Kaangress awardees.

    Here’s few that come to mind:

    Gladys Staines – due for upgrade
    Shahrukh/Amir/Salman/Saif – just due
    Dr. Haneef – wizard from Oz
    Syed Geelani- make up for unfair treatment

  18. sandeep
    January 26, 2008 at 12:40 AM

    sorry guyz for the OFT but could not resist this ROFTL .. rajdeep sardesai and barkha dutt have “won the padma shri “!!!!! drum roll…!!! really ROFTL last year it was teesta seetvald !!!next year … i dunoo lets guess robert vadera .. maybe

  19. Sandeep
    January 25, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    Shuvro,

    That is correct.

  20. January 25, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    pb shelley. easy.

  21. Suraj
    January 25, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Would it be Gandhi by any chance?

  22. Sandeep
    January 25, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    All,

    Incorrect.

  23. January 25, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Churchill?!

  24. January 25, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    Churchill!

  25. Ghost Writer
    January 25, 2008 at 8:32 AM

    This is calling for no government – could be Edmund Burke? Or even Vidura in the Mahabharata. My understanding of Indian thought is that in the ideal age (Sat Yuga?) men are so noble that there is no need for government

  26. Kishkindhaa
    January 25, 2008 at 4:44 AM

    sounds like marxist utopian thought which has been transformed into american libertarianism… Cowboy Bush???

  27. Vivek
    January 24, 2008 at 9:41 PM

    Milton Friedman

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