Most Loathsome People of India: 2011

UPDATE:  In hindsight, I felt I was a tad harsh on B Raman. He has been replaced with a new and much more deserving candidate for said loathsomeness.

Sigh. It’s that time of the year—the only time of every year where I make a list. A list of the who’s who that have contributed most to pushing this country a few more miles down on the road to hell. As with the previous years, some names remain unchanged and some are new entrants, the only qualification being their loathsomeness quotient.

Also, same rules as before: if you find any additional candidates that you feel should be in this list, give their names and the reason why you think they should be in this list. If I’m convinced, I’ll acknowledge your contribution and add them to the list.

And so I present the Most Loathsome People of India for 2011 C.E.

15. The Academic Freaks at Delhi University

Charges: The Humanities departments in almost every university is populated by petty freaks whose only job when they are not injecting poison into their students’ minds in classrooms is to perpetually PMS. When they get tired of that, they’re constantly on the lookout for manufacturing precisely such issues as that Ramanjuan-essay controversy. Completely lacking in any sort of scholarship or even commonsense, they indoctrinate softcore Marxism as “literature,” “anthropology,” “sociology,” and “history” and recommend X-rated essays such as 300 Ramayanas as course material. And in the same foul breath, they whine about the pathetic state of higher education in Indian universities.

Exhibit A: “Whether you like it or not, whether it makes you uncomfortable or not, you cannot change the fact that there are different versions of the Ramayana. This essay by Ramanujan is an exceptional piece of reasoning, but our mathematical professor, the V-C decided to scrap this text. This decision is anti-academic, anti-intellectual and anti-democratic,” said Prof. Mukul Mangalik, history professor at Ramjas College.

Sentence: Made to recite the multiplication table for 19 and flogged 50 lashes for each wrong answer.

14. Team Anna (a flavour of the Urban Indian Middle Class)

Charges: For being proven guilty on the count of what I had spoken about repeatedly about the dumbed-down Indian Middle Class. That the middle class’ idea of: (a) clean governance = kissing candles (b) foreign relations = kissing candles at the Wagah border and/or if they can’t take time off from work, applauding the Professional Candle-Kissers (c) debate = agreeing with everything that demented news anchors spout on prime time (d) social change = donating to some shady NGO that invests money in printing classy brochures (e) democracy = abstaining from voting. Team Anna (sic) chiefly comprises folks who exhibit one or more or all of these characteristics. As we’ve seen, I’ve been vindicated many many months ago. The top guns in Team Anna have faithfully if not unwittingly followed Congress-party style inner-party democracy—aka internal bickering. Anna doesn’t like Agnivesh. Kejriwal doesn’t like Kiran Bedi. Somebody else in Kerala resigned. And so on. And these are the guys the middle class followed blindly, cocksure in their faith that “Team” Anna had all the answers to eradicate corruption. Tch Tch Tch.

Exhibit A:  From a commenter: “Sandeep, i have been a regular reader and admirer of your posts.But this one is kind of a shock to me. If all this was such conspiracy, why would people like Santosh Hegde support it?”

Sentence: Treated to some Anna Hazare-style of “eradicating” alcoholism. Also known as “Tied to a Tree and Flogged.”

13. The Indian English Media

Charges: Where does one begin to list charges against a huge mass of interconnected IPO-funded corporate whores?  Adjectives are best to describe this breed of invertebrates: Vacuous. Ignorant. Lazy. Uninformed. Corrupt. Decrepit. Slimy. Arrogant. Bossy. Wheeling-Dealing. Stooges. Not content with trying to cover their filthy backsides for more than week in the wake of the Nira Radia episode, they actually went ahead, true to their corrupt reputation, and hollered against Justice Katju when he not-enough-strongly condemned their news-thuggery. They’re the Congress party equivalent in the realm of news: accountable to none, closed to scrutiny but reserving the exclusive right to criticize and throw crap at everybody at will.

Exhibit A: “the criticism being made by Justice Katju is as demeaning and denigrating as it is a manifestation of his ignorance of media working. Any criticism made in a holier-than-thou fervor defeats the very purpose it is sought to be made for…the sane and balanced coverage of two recent incidents— Ayodhya judgment and Gopalpur riots— belies the assertion of [Justice Katju]…”

Sentence: Injected with HIV.

12. Manu Joseph

Charges: The Radia Tapes expose seems to have given Manu Joseph a sort of license to hand out liberal doses of pretentious and unsolicited sanctimoniousness. A sort of permanent fixture on Open is that Leftist lunatic, Meera Nanda whose chief business seems to be to churn out hate-filled rants against Hinduism. Kind of speaks for the “credibility” of Open. Joseph expressed his gratitude to the the bosses at the anti-India New York Times—for oh-so-kindly allowing him to write there—with a hitjob on Sri Sri Ravishankar and used Ravishankar as an example to tarnish the well-deserved image of India as the home of spirituality.

Exhibit A: “Still, the branding of Indian spirituality is so powerful that the young and the old from the West continue to come here in search of the “truth.”

Sentence: Made to kneel before Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. and recite Mary had a little lamb 100 times daily.

11. Angana Chaterji

Charges: Oh well! Why waste time by repeating my two-part chronicle of her misdeeds? This inciter of hatred, this heart-bleeder for murderers and terrorists has been kicked out of the same institution that paid her a salary and tenured her from where she churned out dangerous propaganda against those sworn to destroy America and India. I guess she just needs to bide her time before she faces the real charges—the sort that governments bring against people who they know are a threat to national security. The US unlike India takes threats to national security really seriously.

Exhibt A: Ghulam Nabi Fai. Major General Bajwa. ISI. Pakistan. Maoist terror.

Sentence: Lecture series to preach the virtues of feminism to Mullahs in Saudi Arabia.

10. Ramachandra Guha

Charges: Alleged historian and suspect-intellectual, his increasing outbursts in defence of the “true” ideals/message/whatchamacallit of Mahatma Gandhi leads one to suspect that he’s addled with one of these two things—Special Powers to have knowledge about the workings of the Dead or a brain in terminal delusion. Going by Guha’s record, it’s a safe bet to conclude that he’s afflicted with the latter. This most recent claimant of the “true” Gandhi got all excitable a few months ago and went berserk emitting textual puke all over the pages of the Telegraph against Narendra Modi. Hardly befitting one who’s written extensively over the Apostle of non-violence. Currently serves as the court historian of the Only Democratic Dynasty in the world. Moonlights as an emissary of justice for the adivasis by seeking audience with the Indian Home Minister.

Exhibit A: Too numerous to list.

Sentence: Stripped of his designer clothes and made to wear Mahatma-style loin cloth. Forced to spin the charaka in case his loin cloth wears out and/or is torn. Deprived of his fancy whiskies and made to drink goat milk. Deprived of access to cars and forced to walk.

9. Sanjiv Bhatt

Charges: If you want to implicate a chief minister, you need to be smart about it. Learn from Santosh Hegde. Especially when your own record is so terrible that people need a hand sanitizer to even touch your file. Planting narcotics to implicate innocent people. Gobbling up money to recruit cops. Repeatedly showing the middle finger to your seniors in the police chain of command. Repeatedly bunking work. If you’re a corrupt senior IPS officer, at least be classy in your corruption. Asking for a Blackberry phone from a Congress MLA is like asking for masala paan to let off a traffic offender who jumped a red light. Which is entirely consistent with Bhatt, who resembles a cheap whore who let himself be willingly used by the Congress party.

Exhibit A: Phony affidavits galore. Everybody who doesn’t believe him is a criminal.

Sentence: Married to Teesta Setalvad.

8. Burqa Dutt

Charges: The Reigning Queen of everything that’s wrong with the Indian media. Exhibits a high degree of intolerance towards criticism directed at her. Her idea of a reasoned argument is one where people agree with her. When scrutinized, she lapses into condescension, patronizing, rage, and when all of these fail, asks the scrutinizer to go see a shrink. Ask me. I was at the receiving end.

Exhibit A: “Oh God. So now what? What should I tell them? Tell me what should I tell them?”

Sentence: Gagging.

7. The Nation-Wreckers at NAC

Charges: The fact that nobody knows what really this group of the Queen’s evil pet poodles is up to should be worrisome enough. Yet, the fact that nobody really cares is doubly, dangerously worrisome. This has all the classic characteristics of a super-government. Hell, it is a super-government. The NAC is an unconstitutional body that’s accountable to not even the Prime Minister but only to the Super Prime Minister. The composition of NAC is a deadly mix of traitors, subversionists, self-styled activists, and indirect supporters of the ongoing Maoist war against the Indian state. The sole purpose of the NAC seems to be to loot India for everything it’s worth by creating an entitlement economy, and wedge irreparable social divide by such poisonous Bills as the Communal Violence Bill. These are just the edges of their gigantic evil iceberg and they’re doing it with open impunity.

Exhibit A: Right to Food Bill. Right to Education Bill. Communal Violence Bill.

Sentence: Saudi Arabia-style adultery death sentences.

6. Digvijaya Singh

Charges: This man, who once helped the Union Carbide mass-murderer Anderson escape, has given those selfsame tendencies free rein over the last year with his bumbling incoherence about RSS/Saffron Terror and similar bile. The additional “A” that he added to his name is a pretty good fit considering that it is also the starting letter for a word that means the rear orifice.

Exhibit A: “It does not matter whether Anderson left Bhopal in a plane or train or walked to New Delhi.”

Sentence: Bound and gagged and dropped off across the Pakistan border.

5. Tarun Tejpal

Charges: Tarun Tejpal’s Tehelka is THE black hole of journalism from which only muck emerges, packaged as investigative journalism. It hires journalists who attend “seminars” sponsored by the ISI agent, Ghulam Nabi Fai while another journalist conjures up—via remote control—vile schemes like asking women to send their panties to Sri Rama Sene. There’ more. In a “Cleaner’s Special” edition, this vile paper carried barely-concealed pro-SIMI propaganda authored by the Chief Cleaner himself. Wait, there’s still more. Not content with planting phony sting ops, burying investigative reports, and defending terror outfits, Tehelka recently turned to the more lucrative business of extortion. One can imagine the frightening levels of power this man wields when his sister demanded hafta from a sitting Congress Chief Minister of Goa.

Exhibit A: “If Tarun was here, he would have asked for Rs 1.5 crore. How much are you willing to give?” [Neena Tejpal] asked Kamat quite bluntly.

Sentence: Repeatedly dunked in the crystal clear sea at the “dying village” of Moira (Goa), lashed publicly, and dunked again. Rinse. Repeat.

4. Manmohan Singh

Charges: For being unable to provide one shred of evidence that he’s a “man of great personal integrity and decency.” Most of all for being the Spineless Wonder who is presiding over India’s impending social and economic implosion.

Exhibit A: “Muslims have the first right to India’s resources.” Enough said.

Sentence: Isn’t being the Queen’s handpicked Puppet enough sentence already?

3. Rahul Gandhi

Charges: See Exhibit A below.

Exhibit A: “Naqvi claimed that it is increasingly common knowledge that Rahul suffers from “personality problems” of an emotional or psychological nature that are severe enough to prevent him from functioning as PM.”

Sentence: Please read Article 102(1) in The Constitution Of India 1949. The sentence will be clear as the sky on a pleasant day.

2. Sonia Gandhi

Charges: None. She’s not loathsome. For explanation, see #1 below.

1. You

Charges: You are loathsome. You are lazy, unthinking, uncritical, and insensitive to the crap happening out there to your own country. Your idea of an intellectual conversation is talking about the sexy, super-powerful engine of Lexus or whatever other car and discussing the latest gizmo that further hastens the decline of your near-zero intellectual ability. Your idea of participating in the democratic process is supporting morons like Arvind Kejriwal and watching staged TV debates. Your icon of free speech is the lady at #8. Your idea of reading a newspaper involves drooling over Page 3 soft porn. Your definition of achievement is winning 5 Crores in Kaun Banega Crorepati. Your idol of a clean politician is Manmohan Singh. You don’t know who A K Ramanujan was or whether he existed at all. You think price rise is because of the US economy. You actually believe that the Congress party that Sonia Gandhi heads gave us freedom from British rule. You support Rahul Gandhi because you find his dimples cute. You think secularism is what is still holding this country together. You think the Congress party is a liberal party. You don’t even know what “liberal” means. You think that only politicians are responsible for all this mess you find yourself in. You think freedom in a democracy means allowing people to celebrate Valentine’s Day. You don’t know you’re bending over but you still bend over. And the Queen fucks you over and over again. You deserve it. You are truly loathsome. You are India’s #1 Most Loathsome Person.

Exhibit A: Support for Pink Panties. Support for Anna Hazare. Rahul Gandhi fan.

Sentence: Onion priced at Rs. 2011 per kilogram.

313 comments for “Most Loathsome People of India: 2011

  1. Vinay
    December 18, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    We are in need of new paradigms to try to bring people within the umbrella of our civilization if we are not to lose them to secularism and Marxism and atheism as atheism is understood in the West….I find that the Hindu right is still stuck to old ways, and has not been creative enough to bring about change like this…

    @ava

    Aha the shepherd looking for his/her lost flock. LOL

  2. Vinay
    December 18, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    @cricfan

    And thanks for that piece by Kesavan on Hitchens. It was a nice introduction to what Hitchens may have been when alive. Anyway whichever anti islamist heaven Hitchens is in now may he rest in “peace”. Had he understood the benefits of Hinduism earlier like Tully maybe he would have died happier with assurance of “enlightenment” .

  3. Vinay
    December 18, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    cricfan says:
    December 18, 2011 at 6:52 AM
    @Ava, have to agree with a lot of what u said. There are many great examples in the west who have made a honest effort to understand Hinduism and in return have availed themselves of its benefits, with no restrictions imposed. Mark Tully is ‘Indian’ – born in India and worked for decades but was western in thought due to his English upbringing. Now after all these years, his thinking is becoming quite Indian Another reason i picked him was because of his interesting conversation with RM, that Rajiv himself cites as his favorite dicussion.

    Would the said “benefits” also entail “enlightenment” and the “liberation from the sea of samsara” ?? Or would be merely be limited to unlimited choice of Gods and Godessess to worship ??

  4. ava
    December 18, 2011 at 8:50 AM

    Cricfan:
    Re your article about Mark Steyn, one has to credit the man for what he does know, he is a security expert, and pretty good at this, as for his book, he is no intellectual….I recall during during the Bombay attacks, he appeared on TV and pointed out who was responsible while other dithering slow journalists were saying could the Hindus be responsible? The man evidently knows his stuff as a security expert and I suppose ought to be credited for that. Just like Hitchens was a good writer with entertainment value mostly and ought to be credited for that….

  5. ava
    December 18, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    Cricfan
    I think it is sad that Hindus love Hitchens who was basically a rabble rouser and even consider him an intellectual! He often changed positions without qualms first being leftist and then veered towards the opposite, he wrote books with awful titles such as God Sucks and what not, yet was proud to celebrate Seder with his daughter according to one interview….One should not speak ill of those who have departed, but he was at most an entertainer and rabble rouser, Hindus are exposed to nothing so he is an intellectual for many of them as they know no better!

  6. ava
    December 18, 2011 at 7:40 AM

    @cricfan
    Also we Hindus are no angels ourselves. If Hindus had been organized and were helping people who historically have been left out, i. e. bringing actively those who have been historically disadvantaged and excluded into the Dharmic fold, there would be no missionaries…..Sure Rajiv Malhotra is right about how missionaries can have an agenda of their own, but would there even be the need for them if Hindus had taken upon themselves to do what the missionaries claim to do for downtrodden people? We really create the problems for ourselves, and we rank number 1 on the most loathesome list for not doing more. Others can only cause damage when we are weak and have no unity….
    Also amongst the Hindu right, what steps are being taken to embrace Muslims who might be fed up with Islam and want to seek something different, these might be few and not the norm but I am sure they exist as well? Buddhism once strengthened Dharma by accepting anyone, thereby people were part of a Dharmic religion which in its essence did not conflict with Hinduism at its core. Similarly, Jainism created a Dharmic way which appealed to the mercantile sectors of society while not conflicting with the traditional order….We are in need of new paradigms to try to bring people within the umbrella of our civilization if we are not to lose them to secularism and Marxism and atheism as atheism is understood in the West….I find that the Hindu right is still stuck to old ways, and has not been creative enough to bring about change like this…

  7. cricfan
    December 18, 2011 at 6:52 AM

    @Ava, have to agree with a lot of what u said. There are many great examples in the west who have made a honest effort to understand Hinduism and in return have availed themselves of its benefits, with no restrictions imposed. Mark Tully is ‘Indian’ – born in India and worked for decades but was western in thought due to his English upbringing. Now after all these years, his thinking is becoming quite Indian :) Another reason i picked him was because of his interesting conversation with RM, that Rajiv himself cites as his favorite dicussion.

    And talking of current ‘thinker’ here’s a recent article by Mukul Kesavan, faculty of JMI, mediocre writer, parasite, and weasel, and now brave enough to take on Christopher Hitchens after his death. and still fails. Read at your own risk.
    http://ww.telegraphindia.com/1070208/asp/opinion/story_7363367.asp

  8. Vishwanath
    December 18, 2011 at 12:59 AM

    After reading the cringe worthy list I couldn’t fail to wonder at the childishness of the compilation. This reminds me of a list made a 5 year old who says I loathe so and so, because he punched me in the back, he looks bad in class etc and for all other flatulent reasons imaginable from his under developed mind, it is nonetheless a credit that the frivolity of the all the list exercise is a joke worthy of noting. (Thank providence that this is purported to be a one in year exercise) And congratulations on the intrepidity to publish this in a blog (by the look of it seems, the blog is populated by lots of pseudo intellectuals who think they are playing wannabe Wittgensteins in the comments section – common guys, don’t you have better things to do!). One two common lines that could be delineated is that list of fourteen people (I exclude the 15th as the rhetorical “You” qn, it seems to me, isnt anyone but a certain author and his coterie – and deserves No 1 position in the list) are generally more humane, believes in semblance of human rights and in this matter might have reservations against a certain Modi, believes in a more inclusive India and is generally more well informed better accomplished than anyone writing or reading the list (including me) could at the present imagine to be. Also another common denominator of list selection is nothing but expression hate and pure hate of anyone who dare expose false idols and vacuosness of concocted fables of Hindutva, fight for the rights of underdogs and power of expression, or are more intelligent and resourceful to feel jealous about. (After reading the wonderful exposition of Guha’s history of India (India After Gandhi) how could one fail not to see a genuine intelligent Indian intent on scholarly exposition of modern Indian history to an ignorant Gen Y. And for a demented mind, Mr. Guha finds a place in the “hallowed” list of most loathsome people. (How many of the blog commenters have bothered to check Guha’s credentials, let alone read one of his wonderfully researched history books and about his activism??? – just an example this could be applied equally to any of the 14 in the list – again credit is due in compiling this “eclectic” list)

    Great going so far in the moronic and imbecilic nadir of selection criterion the list was able to reach. As for the comments added after each selection (as if doing a journalistic ritual to bring a sense of credibility to a rotten cause – better used by persons of higher intelligence and humor sense), I could barely see any intelligence coming forth, eerily felt the similarity of these reverts to that of a chat bot (aka Eliza) who selects some provocative words from question and spews venomous canned (in a pattern) reply meant to demean the asker, I guess that is the way evolution has programmed author not able to think beyond his narrowest province. I don’t care who is his or what he does for a living, could only conjecture his level of intelligence and his masquerading of some sense in his writing as a pointless exercise of a below par IQ person too drunk in his perceived halo to notice the gaping holes and logical fallacies and general anti human rhetoric abounding in his published words. Btw I too read Ramanujans essay on 300 Ramayana. Couldn’t find a fault with his argument. I myself have grown better part of my child years reciting Ramayana (Adhyatma Ramayana) in full every year in a specific month in my home state. I too revere the story as a human interest one, but what is so egregiously faulty of a scholar to speculate on the real origins and transformations of a story, essentially a myth, as it was passed on from one region, to other and in the generations along there were added regional variations that made the story all the more richer and binding it to the culture the story propitiated.

    This list shows the narrow and crass nature of the mind as evolved by nature or nurture (Hindu Fundamentalist???). If this comment is not published, atleast I havent wasted my time, for this criticism needs to be written.

  9. ava
    December 17, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Cricfan
    It takes a person of culture and proper upbringing to understand properly another culture, it would be difficult for someone brought up with no moorings and moral relativism, which is why I like reading some of the older writers, they were limited by the times in which they lived, but they did not need to be politically correct, so even when there are shortcomings in what they write, because they write honestly, in the sense of just showing clearly what they think, there is gravitas in their writings, it is different from sophistry which tries to peddle politics and preset views….I recall Socrates somewhere in the Republic trying to combat moral relativism as represented by sophists says that we are not brought up as fish sellers but as Athenian gentlemen, so we take certain facts as given to start with, without which which there can be no proper discussion….
    That is why is is the best to read the wisdom of the ancients, I mean the great philosophers, for those people wrote with the greatest clarity and independence of thinking, which is why academic fads come and go, but they never disappear from the horizons…..

  10. ava
    December 17, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    @cricfan
    “Mark Tully is one of the few recent exceptions who has tried, to the best of his ability, to explore the philosophy and civilization of India with an open mind…”

    I suppose Mark Tully being a journalist is more of a popular figure, there are way more impressive Westerners who try to explore the philosophy and civilization of India with an open mind out there, Tully might be a benign, well meaning man, but he a journalist, not a scholar…I suppose considering most journalists writing on India already have preset views, when we see a sympathetic one who tries to be fair and does not make preset assumptions, that person stands out from the garbage of paid news……

    Also Hindus are not the only ones who complain about the state of Indic studies, many Americans believe that the state of liberal arts education in general has sunk to low standards, many intelligent people are disenchanted with it and study other things from what I have seen….

  11. Vinay
    December 17, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    @cricfan

    Mark Tully has started beleiving in Karma and thats reason for you to start exulting ?? My my, don’t the white skins have bling value on this blog. LOL
    No wonder all the new age gurus make a beeline straight for white skin country looking for “converts”. How proud the natives would feel when they see the white skins worshipping Hindu gods and the guru responsible for that is regarded as no less than God. And when any white skin departs from the script, thanks to cricfan and ava, the “rotten apples” are soon exposed.

  12. Vinay
    December 17, 2011 at 6:00 PM

    Hey Ava

    Seems some misguided russians have misunderstood the Gita and have decided its best to ban it.
    http://news.in.msn.com/international/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5683621

  13. ava
    December 17, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    @cricfan
    Well I think there are plenty of dedicated scholars in the West who have an open mind with respect to learning about Indic civilization, it is just that some bad apples who step beyond their duties as scholars to engage in politics have become some of the dominant, shrill voices drowning out everyone else…I knew a Catholic priest who had written a very good introduction to Buddhism textbook, and he had regard for Hinduism….I know that is hard to believe but such people do exist!
    But the liberal arts these days has turned into the peddling politics and opinions, which is why it is not attracting the smartest students anymore and is collapsing under its own weight….

  14. cricfan
    December 17, 2011 at 5:42 AM

    @Ava:
    yes i saw the YT video link that you mentioned, a few days ago. I have to double-check this, but i recall S Pollock being mentioned in ‘Breaking India’ which is another way of getting antennas up in warning. So many of these seeming do-gooders end being up to no good in the end. Lila Samson is another example. Mark Tully is one of the few recent exceptions who has tried, to the best of his ability, to explore the philosophy and civilization of India with an open mind. His discussion with Rajiv Malhotra was quite interesting. He still hangs on to some slender/diluted strands “there’s evidence that Jesus really existed” but has now begun to believe in Karma. His thought experiments are going to be quite interesting!

  15. Vinay
    December 16, 2011 at 10:40 PM

    Gopal says:
    December 16, 2011 at 10:07 PM
    @Ranger,
    From the sidelines it is fun to see the ‘begging for attention’ (thanks to Amit). So don’t waste your time commenting on the pigs. Carry on with the interesting discussions.

    So does this mean you have finally given up on my “pedo father/moon god” obsessions. Aw, gopal think of the reputation of this blog man. LOL

  16. Gopal
    December 16, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    @Ranger,
    From the sidelines it is fun to see the ‘begging for attention’ (thanks to Amit). So don’t waste your time commenting on the pigs. Carry on with the interesting discussions.

  17. Ranger
    December 16, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    Is there anything this internet troll cannot do ? Now he turns into career counselor. Amazing.

  18. Tima
    December 16, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    @rowdy ranger

    The better it would be for everyone concerned with you if you were to get out of this country. Better for you because you can become the male version of that obnoxious ava who does the fake act sitting in houston. I am amazed at her gall to talk nonsense because she has not even visited one pandit camp so far but talks as if she goes there every week. Similarly, you can go to your land and then vomit your thoughts here as usual. You may get some fanboys too. Anyway, you are a master in preaching what you don’t practise so it will be a win-win situation for all concerned parties.

  19. Tima
    December 16, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    @Anand

    Are you on some drugs which reduce your comprehension skills ? I said very clearly what my personal view is. Go and read it again.

  20. Anand
    December 16, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    >>Coercion is the norm in places like UP and Bihar especially those belonging to castes like kayasta, bhumihar, yadav’s. The females are treated as an object and they have no freedom of choice

    If that is the case, Comradoid, guess what kind of a cretin focuses on defending the “choice” of women to be treated like objects!?

  21. Tima
    December 15, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    @rowdy ranger

    With riff raff’s like you here, india will definitely go into terminal decline. Why don’t pack your filthy bags and head to the land of equality and prosperity ? I am sure Obama will send his plane to pick you up from Bengaluru.

    @Anand

    Coercion is the norm in places like UP and Bihar especially those belonging to castes like kayasta, bhumihar, yadav’s. The females are treated as an object and they have no freedom of choice. Instead of pointing fingers at others, set your own backyard in order.

  22. Anand
    December 15, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    There is no genuine choice where coercion is the norm, Comrade LoneTomato. You’d be half a human being if you defend the right not to wear the burqa, not the opposite, but I knew you’d peddle the sort of justifications that happily align with the interests of your Islamist pals, so I posted the news link here addressing you. No fantasies are needed to read someone as predictably pedestrian as you!

  23. Ranger
    December 15, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    I agree with Pooja. A nation can be what it is because of its people – not because of natural resources, land, wealth got by imperialist activities of ancestors etc. People are what make a nation. And people become what they are because of ideas. If you have the right idea – you will have the right system… which makes it possible for people to thrive and prosper. And hence the nation thrives and prospers as well.

    America is what it is because of ideas. Right ideas. Ideas that have made it the richest and the most powerful country in the world and its people the most prosperous and productive race on Earth.

    India chose the wrong ideas since independence, made a slight course correction in early 1990s, and today, yet again, is going back to its post independence past. Policies that are being implemented in India, and the policies in the works, as well as the ideas that dominate Indian polity and intellectual milieu, harks back to the lost decade of the 1970s, when Indira Gandhi of “India is Indira and Indira is India” fame held sway. The confusion in India results out of focusing on “intentions” and not caring about “consequences”. Preferring ideological platitudes to empirical truths. Refusing to learn from our own history, even very recent history, and repeating the mistakes that have led us into this mess that we are in, and which could get much bigger, and that too with renewed vigor.

    I dont know how long the present situation will persist, … but if it does, India is all set to go into a terminal decline.

  24. Tima
    December 15, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    @amit

    Your money got saved by anand. You can use the spare dollars to spend on new years eve.

  25. Amit
    December 15, 2011 at 11:32 AM
  26. Tima
    December 15, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    @Anand

    Did I support islamic veil in this forum ever? Are you fantasizing non-existent posts from me? btw, I believe in absolute freedom of thought, speech and expression unlike your fellow hindu talibans here. If someone wants to wear a veil or whatever, so be it. Wearing a veil doesnt hurt or harm or kill anybody. My personal view is not for wearing a veil but as I said the choice should be left to the individual.

  27. Anand
    December 15, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Hello Comrade LoneTomato,

    Are you around? Did you see this horrible news? Canada is cracking down on the Islamic veil!!!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16152122

    Canada! The last bastion among liberal democracies! Even such a country is venting bigotry and hatred against the burqa!! Can you believe that!? What is the future of liberalism and secularism if even Canada does not allow its religious minorities their religious liberties, such as veiling their women? How are international commie-catholic liberals like you going to respond to this assault on secularism? What does your pal, Comrade Mitta (who partook of Canadian Khalistani hospitality to say what they wanted to hear) have to say about this regressive behavior from his progressive hosts? How is the AmanKiAsha club taking this terrible news?

  28. Amit
    December 14, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    ^ Pooja Shah, based on my experience, the best I can offer is that find people who have views similar to yours and participate in activities with them. There are also numerous organizations that you could volunteer with, and with the internet, it doesn’t need to be geographically limited. Ultimately, people are more motivated by deeds rather than words, and it will be your work with like-minded groups that is more likely to “change” people around you. And yes, you are correct that one cannot change others – one can only change oneself and/or set an example for others by one’s actions.

  29. Pooja Shah
    December 14, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    Gosh! was glad to see that there’s someone who seems to be even angrier than I am with fellow Indians. I disagree with you re Anna but the rest are all bang-on, especially the first. My point is – what does one do with people who’re ‘lazy, unthinking, uncritical, and insensitive etc etc’? I keep sending everyone on my list emails but those go unread. if you try and reason with them, you get the stereotypical answers or a glassy-eyed stare telling you how bored they are. I’ve asked every bright person i know – how does one make people more sensitive? and not one person has had any answers (and 3 of them have been either students or profs at Oxford). Hence I’ve pretty much given up. I believe now that i can’t get people to change, it’s got to come from within. However, if any of you have an answer which can help me make people around me less cretinous – do let me know. I’ll be happy to take it on board.

  30. moonclan
    December 14, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    whups … just realized someone had posted it already..

  31. moonclan
    December 14, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    Further shenanigans of our in-house Borgias exposed courtesy of Shri M D Nalapat in a foriegn newspaper. Shame that Indian media whorenalists don’t want to print this on thier toilet disposables that go by the name of newspapers.

    http://www.sunday-guardian.com/analysis/building-ones-way-to-the-top

    No wonder Kapil S(yphill)ibbal and his media co(w)hor(e)ts want to police and censor social media now.

  32. December 14, 2011 at 1:02 AM

    #1 is Us!

  33. Deepak
    December 13, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    Why is CBI not in the list of your top 10?
    Here is what the UK’s Guardian has to say about the selection process of the head of CBI – just build/clean the toilets of the Queen!
    http://www.sunday-guardian.com/analysis/building-ones-way-to-the-top

  34. Jooske
    December 13, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    Romila Thapar and the Academic Mullahs

    for poisoning Indian minds with false and misleading Indian History.

    agree Sandeep?

  35. chandra
    December 12, 2011 at 12:25 AM

    Sandeep,

    I really loved the sentence you pronounced for #9. I think your ranking is spot on, especially #1…

    Warm Regards,
    Chandra

  36. Amit
    December 11, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Ranger wrote:
    But I am glad you dont want the appreciation and validation of the blog owner – for he has, as far as I know – not seen it necessary to give you either. In fact, I have been on this blog for almost a year now, and apparently you have been here for many years… but I have not noticed the blog owner even acknowledging your presence here. He has, as far as I can tell, not uttered a single word to you.
    -

    Perhaps it would be wise if others did the same and ignored such comments.

  37. Gopal
    December 11, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Indeed it is strange that pigs which survive on green bucks are making sarcastic comments on it. Unfourtunately the pigs are incapable of seeing the irony in that. Long live porkiestan army!! Ha ha ha ha

  38. Tima
    December 10, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    @rowdy ranger

    Yes, it would really be a nightmare for rowdies and hoodlums like you. Why dont you shift to the country of hope, prosperity, equality, blond girls and green notes? I am sure Obama will welcome you with open arms.

  39. Anonymously
    December 10, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Kashmir Explained

    A Kashmiri, a reporter and a tough old soldier were captured by terrorists in Kashmir. The leader of the terrorists told them he’d grant each of them one last request before they were beheaded and dragged naked through the streets.
    The Kashmiri said, “Well, I’m a foodie, so I’d like one last plate of tandoori chicken.”
    The leader nodded to an underling who left and returned with the chicken. The Kashmiri ate it all and said,”Now I can die content.”
    The reporter said, “I’m a reporter to the end. I want to take out my tape recorder and describe the scene here and what’s about to happen. Maybe, someday, someone will hear it and know that I was on the job till the end.”
    The leader directed an aide to hand over the tape recorder and the reporter dictated his comments. He then said, “Now I can die happy.”
    The leader turned to the soldier and asked, “And now, Havaldarji, what is your final wish?”
    “Kick me in the ass,” said the soldier.
    “What?” asked the leader, “Will you mock us in your last hour?”
    ‘No, I’m not kidding. I want you to kick me in the ass,” insisted the soldier.
    So the leader shoved him into the yard and kicked him in the ass. The soldier went sprawling, but rolled to his knees, pulled a 9 mm pistol from inside his cammies and shot the leader dead. In the resulting confusion, he emptied his sidearm on six terrorists, then with his knife he slashed the throat of one, and with an AK-47, which he took from one of the already dead terrorists, sprayed the rest of the terrorists killing another eleven. In a flash, all of them were either dead or fleeing for their lives.
    As the soldier was untying the Kashmiri and the reporter, they asked him, “Why didn’t you just shoot them all in the first place? Why did you ask him to kick you in the ass?”
    “Because,” replied the soldier, “if I had shot first, you two assholes would have reported that I was the aggressor and the root cause of all the blood shed in Kashmir!”
    Such is the irony of the Indian democracy

  40. anonymous
    December 10, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    What a beauty of an article. Indian media is slowly coming out of hibernation.

    http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column_comment-does-kapil-sibal-sleep-in-the-nude_1623754

    G Sampath: Does Kapil Sibal sleep in the nude?

    Extracts

    So let me put it this way: Imagine Vidya Balan’s role in The Dirty Picture being played by Kapil Sibal, wearing those same costumes, and enacting those same sequences with Naseeruddin Shah and those other fellows. Well, it was sort of like that, but really dirty.

    Usually I can never remember my dreams. When I wake up, I have a vague sense that I have had some powerful dreams, but the imagery always escapes me. I am guessing it is some form of censorship at work. But what bothers me now is that this oneiric censorship mechanism has stopped working ever since Kapil Sibal began invading my dreams.

  41. Ranger
    December 10, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    But regardless of how things change in India in the near and distant future, some things will always remain the same. Congress, the party which gave our country freedom from the British, will continue to remain in power. The Dynasty will continue to rule over us. Sonia Mata and Rahul Baba will continue to bless us with their presence and their beatific smile. Young Rahul Baba will one day get married and produce a heir, Baba Baba, resulting in nationwide celebrations which will continue for months. When both Sonia Mata and Rahul Baba are gone, Baba Baba will do the honors of ruling over us.So we have nothing to worry.

  42. Ranger
    December 10, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    I hope people realize that the real story of today, the most important story – is the systematic economic dismantling of India by the Congress party. What will happen to India in 12-16 months, will make what happened in Greece recently, and what happened to Argentina in 2001, seem like a picnic. The only parallel I can think of is the Great Depression in USA. But at least USA survived the Depression.

    India has faced many economic crises in the past, but because of socialist policies of Nehru-Indira, economy grew at a very slow rate, so there were no real expectations, no real growth – so no real fall. After all, how much does a beggar have to lose in the event of burning down of his hut ?

    But this time, it has been different. 20 years of economic growth gave Indians for the first time an elusive feeling called “hope”. Hope of a better life, better future. Now that hope is being taken away from them.

    When the Congress came to power in 2004, they discovered the secret to remaining in power – for ever. Rob Peter to Pay Paul. As long as there are more Pauls than Peters, they will be fine. They obviously thought the Peters will work and continue to generate wealth, until the end of time, regardless how much torture they inflict on the Peters.

    The economic reforms of 1991, and the subsequent administrations practising liberal economic policies, ensured that there were a lot of Peters and they were making a lot of money. The Congress thought the Peters would take care of themselves, regardless of what they do to them, regardless of how much the administration fleeced them, tortured them, preyed like vultures on them, and yet the Peters would always provide support for the Pauls.

    And the very grateful Pauls, living on the spoils of Peter’s work – would continue to vote for them. The strategy worked. Congress won again in 2009. And after wining in 2009, they gave up even pretensions of having even the semblance of sympathy for the feelings of the Peters. They proceeded to rob the Peters even more, with vengeance.

    But such a policy was doomed to fail. It was not difficult to foresee.

    What else could happen when they start making working conditions for Peter so impossible, that Peter cannot work any more ? What will happen when the Peters run out of money ? What will they pay Pauls then ? What will happen when they kill the goose that lays golden eggs ?

    As it is, many Peters have already stopped working. Some big Peters have sent their money out of the country, rather than have it invested in India, since they do not trust the government to treat them fairly anymore. The foreigners who had so much interest in Indian Peters are taking their money out, or giving up on the Indian Peters as a lost cause.

    But the government is yet to wake up. Its constituency are the Pauls, not the Peters. As long as the Pauls can be relied upon to vote for it, and as I said, there are many more Pauls than Peters, it is happy. It will not wake up, till it has nothing but monkey money to pay the Pauls.

    Then what will it do ? Will it reverse its policy of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul ? Unlikely, because the Pauls would protest. They will want to rob Peter even if Peter has no money. So the government will print even more monkey money. And look to fleece some Peters who it believes may still have some money in them.

    99% taxation of income (we saw it in India before), legally banning inheritance of wealth by the children of the Peters, legally removing any Right to Property that prevents the Pauls from doing what they wish with the Peters…. lot of things will be done,all of which have already been attempted before in the 1960s, and 70s, when the original Mrs.Gandhi of “India is Indira, Indira is India” fame ruled. (Now it is “Sonia is India, India is Sonia”).

    How will it end ?

    Few years ago, I read a book on North Korea called “Nothing to Envy” by Barbara Demick. The writer talks about how the children of North Korea look for undigested grains in the faecal matter of wild animals in forests, fight between themselves over who gets to pick and eat it first. Also notice I spoke of wild animals in forests. For all the domesticated animals were killed long ago and consumed, cats, dogs etc. Wild animals are a little more difficult to catch. But their faecal matter is apparently easily available. Also, wild animals have more space to roam as forests have taken over the cities and towns. I dont know how you, dear reader, are going to feel about it…. but green activists or environmentalists are already rubbing their hands in glee..

  43. Ranger
    December 10, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Sorry for the typos, some missing words, grammatical errors etc. Wrote it in a hurry.

  44. bbc
    December 10, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    @Tima:

    Thanks for your concern. I don’t personally know Ranger and I would like to think that I don’t agree/disagree with all his views by default without analyzing it.

  45. Ranger
    December 10, 2011 at 10:58 AM

    I hope people realize that the real story of today, the most important story – is the systematic economic dismantling of India by the Congress party. What will happen to India in 12-16 months, will make what happened in Greece recently, and what happened to Argentina in 2001, seem like a picnic. The only parallel I can think of is the Great Depression in USA.

    India has faced many economic crises in the past, but because of socialist policies of Nehru-Indira, economy grew at a very slow rate, so there were no real expectations, no real growth – so no real fall. After all, how much does a beggar have to lose in the event of burning down of his hut ?

    But this time, it has been different. 20 years of economic growth gave Indians for the first time an elusive feeling called “hope”. Hope of a better life, better future. Now that hope is being taken away from them.

    When the Congress came to power in 2004, they discovered the secret to remaining in power – for ever. Rob Peter to Pay Paul. As long as there are more Pauls than Peters, they will be fine. They obviously thought the Peters will work and continue to generate wealth, until the end of time, regardless how much torture they inflict on the Peters.

    The economic reforms of 1991, and the subsequent administrations practising liberal economic policies, ensured that there were a lot of Peters and they were making a lot of money. The Congress thought the Peters would take care of themselves, regardless of what they do to them, regardless of how much the administration fleeced them, tortured them, preyed like vultures on them, and yet the Peters would always provide support for the Pauls.

    And the every grateful Pauls, living on the spoils of Peter’s work – will continue to vote for them. The strategy worked. Congress won again in 2009. And after wining in 2009, they gave up even pretensions of having even the semblance of sympathy for the feelings of the Peters. They proceeded to rob the Peters even more, with vengeance.

    But such a policy was doomed to fail. It was not difficult to foresee.

    What else could happen when they start making working conditions for Peter so impossible, that Peter cannot work any more ? What will happen when the Peters run out of money ? What will they pay Pauls then ? What will happen when they kill the goose that lays golden eggs ?

    As it is, many Peters have already stopped working. Some big Peters have sent their money out of the country, rather than have it invested in India, since they do not the government anymore. The foreigners who had so much interest in Indian Peters are taking their money out, or giving up on the Indian Peters as a lost cause.

    But the government is yet to wake up. Its constituency are the Pauls, not the Peters. As long as the Pauls can be relied upon to vote for it, and as I said, there are many more Pauls than Peters, it is happy. It will not wake up, till it has nothing but monkey money to pay the Pauls.

    Then what will it do ? Will it reverse its policy of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul ? Unlikely, because the Pauls would protest. They will want to rob Peter even if Peter has no money. So the government will print even more monkey money. And look to fleece some Peters who it believes may still have some money in them.
    99% taxation of income (we saw it in India before), legally banning inheritance of wealth by the children of the Peters, legally removing any Right to Property that prevents the Pauls from doing what they wish with the Peters…. lot of things will be done,all of which have already been attempted before in the 1960s, and 70s, when the original Mrs.Gandhi of India is Indira, Indira is India ruled.

    How will it end ?

    Few years ago, I read a book on North Korea called “Nothing to Envy” by Barbara Demick. The writer talks about how the children of North Korea look for undigested grains in the faecal matter of wild animals in forests, fight between themselves over who gets to pick and eat it first. Also notice I spoke of wild animals in forests. For all the domesticated animals were killed long ago and consumed, cats, dogs etc. Wild animals are a little more difficult to catch. But their faecal matter is apparently easily available. Also, wild animals have more space to roam as forests have taken over the cities and towns. I dont know how you, dear reader, is going to feel about it…. but green activists or environmentalists are already rubbing their hands in glee..

  46. Tima
    December 10, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    @bbc

    You can do the ostrich act but people like that rowdy will be your nemesis. “you” here means in the context of what the “you” in this post means.

  47. Ranger
    December 10, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    A known Congress chamcha wakes up and speaks the truth about what his party is doing to the country.

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/national-interest-that-sinking-feeling/886142/0

  48. bbc
    December 10, 2011 at 4:07 AM

    @Vinay:

    “@bbc

    You wanted me substantiate the nature of this blog .Read what ranger has written above .”

    The nature of this blog is a comment made by someone other than the blog owner?

  49. Gopal
    December 9, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    How would you make a tick troll understand that it is just a pest and man scratching a bite spot can never be construed as a show of respect to it? After all it can only drink that much blood and ultimately gets crushed by a gentle slap.

  50. Gopal
    December 9, 2011 at 11:27 PM

    The two M cults – mullas and marxist, have a kind of love hate relationship. They support each other to decimate a common enemy and as soon as the common enemy is vanquished they fight against each other until one of them is destroyed. e.g. china, afghanistan, porkistan, bangladesh etc.
    Having faith in only one thing and don’t having faith is just two sides of the same coin. All are mad dogs.

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