Guest Post: Sex, porn, and the Indian Politician

This post is authored by my Twitter friend valhalla_ in response to the media-created “porngate” in the Gujarat assembly.


"An intellectual is a person who’s found one thing that’s more interesting than sex." ~ Aldous Huxley

Everybody is not a Narendra Modi who treads the life of a warrior monk. Most politicians are normal people who have joined politics to get rich quick or wield power, and they have normal sexual instincts just as everybody else. Had they no power they would have fantasized about a sexy Vidya Balan just like the guy next door. Now, because of their political position, they can actually realize all their lecherous dreams (read: Amar Singh, Mulayam Singh, Kamal Nath etc). This is the truth, and the Indian masses know that our so called leaders have rather colorful lives; yet we hanker after this image of chastity and poverty that our leaders should have. Its a vicious circle of the hypocritical expectations of society and the corresponding hypocritical behaviour of our politicians.

When you’re born and brought up in India sex, sexuality and porn more so, are taboo words. Inevitably curiosity gets the better of most adolescents, and most of us did satisfy our curiosity by reading, viewing whatever sexual information we could clandestinely. We were sure that our parents, teachers, neighbours and society at large would look down upon us if we were caught even thinking anything sexual. The unfortunate adolescent who does get caught gets a rundown by everyone from the grocer, to the watchman, to the nosy old aunty next door and of course his own saintly parents.

But then one grows up, matures, experiences life, and our heavily indoctrinated views on the morality of sex and all things sexual undergoes a very natural change. But it seems the Indian Politician is still stuck in the adolescent stage. Whether it is an old ND Tiwari or a young (well now that’s debatable I know) Rahul Gandhi, they all seem to be stuck in this time warp. To catch an MP watching porn seems to be the biggest deal to the opposition. If you analyze this a wee bit, it stems from the belief that a politician has to adhere to this prefixed image of an ideal family man with high morals. The Karnataka MP accused in the first porngate scandal bought every newspaper in his constituency to protect his image. Rahul Gandhi is forty plus, and it’s really ok if he has a Columbian/Venezuelan…now I think it’s an Afghanistani girlfriend. But the Congress party will go to any length to hide this fact to maintain his ‘image’. The Gujarat MLA accused of watching porn empathetically wailed that he ‘never’ watched porn. Practically nobody believes him. But why use the word ‘never?’

When one is in public life, one has to maintain an image, and adhere to societal norms. But then that’s what differentiates the real leaders, the great men from the usual political rabble. A Rahul Gandhi has the whole Congress party trying to build and maintain his image according to what should be, and not what is. Whispers are rampant about his Afghanistani girlfriend (in my eyes that’s perfectly alright, he has the right to date who ever he fancies), but the image his coterie of advisors are building is that of a selfless worker dedicated to the nation who has no place for these personal life shenanigans. The Congress should look back to their own great leaders MK Gandhi and Nehru and their lives.

Do todays politicians think they honor Gandhi by wearing Khadi? Do they honor Nehru by wearing a Nehru cap? It is an insult to the memory of these great men who were so individualistic, so firm and steadfast in their beliefs. If you want to honor them, be man enough to follow what you truly believe in. How can a people-pleaser or someone who is so unsure of his owns morals that he needs the party agenda to adhere to, be my leader?

For Gandhi, sex was an obstacle to the kind of puritan life he aspired to live. Yet there was no hypocrisy there because he freely wrote about his experimentation. And Nehru the dapper widower, finding love again in the arms of a married woman, the Viceroy’s wife not less! For him it was something very normal, very natural. There was nothing murky, clandestine about his relationship with Edwina. Neither of these great men cared about their so called ‘image’ so as to modify their lives according to what would be more acceptable.

The control of the sexual urge is perhaps the most difficult form of spiritual/disciplinary practice. It is advised for highly evolved souls. Can every man in whom the animal instinct is dominant, succeed in subduing it? Can every man be a Swami Vivekananda? Well, according to the great Swami himself, the answer is yes. But for every Narendra Modi who single mindedly tries, there are a million Shankar Chaudhry’s and Jetha Bharwads who single mindedly concentrate on farcical image building. Only if they would concentrate on character building instead! Reminds me of Margaret Thatchers brilliant quote

“Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become…habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny! What we think we become.”

44 comments for “Guest Post: Sex, porn, and the Indian Politician

  1. April 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

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  2. tushar
    April 10, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    Yes that’s a good one. They love pomegranates so much that they compose poetry on it. Interestingly even the Mughal Babar in his Babarnama praises the pomegrantes of his homeland, and then when he came to India he thought Indians were pretty uncultured. Firstly we didn’t have comparable pomegranates, and secondly we didn’t seem to be all that interested in pomegranates. How can anyone not be totally enamoured of pomegranates? Barbarians!

    My favourite song has got to be eik alif, the parts by Sain Zahoor. Great poetry by Bulleh Shah too.

  3. ItAcHi
    April 10, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    tushar…I had heard bibi janam sanam ..bowled me over..

  4. tushar
    April 10, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    By the way, has anyone heard some of the songs of Pakistani Coke Studio on youtube? Some truly great music. And in comparison, the Indian version is quite poor (something which delights our neighbours a good deal). But the thing to consider is, almost all the songs in the pakistani version are religious/spiritual. Now can we even imagine an equivalent in India with only Indian religious/spiritual music?

  5. tushar
    April 10, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Lol. When I last checked modi had 77% yes votes. Looks like the anti-national scum did some work.

  6. JayKumar
    April 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    MIM leader was running parallel anit-Modi campaign on his tweeter………….This has to be condemned by all Hindus….

    Media tried there best to poll anti-Modi vote….which caused Modi’s defeat..But Modi still is a persona of victory as this poll showed it all and this brought most of the bloggers and Tech Savy together to vote for future PM..

  7. ItAcHi
    April 6, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    wtf happened overnight? That annonymous is a hacker group i believe.

  8. Ranger
    April 5, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Itaschi sis… Modi is winning the Time poll :) What is the closing time ?

  9. ItAcHi
    April 5, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    anup….it seems the trolls have also been working up a frenzy to get max. disagrees on modi..
    anyway this means modi will feature in the list…or does the diagree button mean anything?

  10. anup
    April 5, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Name Yes No
    Not to worry, Itachi. These are the poll results.

    Narendra Modi 141234 55369
    Erik Martin 124673 40400
    Asghar Farhadi 102068 14473
    Imran Khan 73345 15373

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2107952_2107959_2107960,00.html #ixzz1r8x5AJ5Y

  11. ItAcHi
    April 3, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    cmon,imran khan has more votes than modi? Please pass along as much as you can people !!

  12. anup
    April 1, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    ItAcHi,

    Thanks! Definitely Yes!

  13. ItAcHi
    April 1, 2012 at 7:51 PM
  14. Ranger
    April 1, 2012 at 7:41 AM

    When Shivaji Maharaj was alive, he was suject to all sort of hate attacks and vile propaganda by the enemies of hindus and hinduism of those days. That is because, the muslims of India, rulers as well as laypersons, saw in Shivaji their only obstacle towards the establishment of a pure Islamic state in India and enslavement of all hindus. What did Shivaji fight for ? He fought for saving the honor of hindu women from muslim hordes, protecting the lives of hindu men, and for protecting our temples and our places of religious worship.

    For this, he was hated with passion. All sorts of tricks and subterfuge were tried to finish him off by the enemies of hindus. Every single day for Shivaji was a fight for survival. But he survived, and became Chatrapathi Maharaj. Most of India was under the evil rule of muslim barbarians. But there was only part that was proudly hindu, where hindus could practise their faith, without fear or favor, where honor of hindu women was protected – it was relatively tiny – but it ensured the survival of hinduism and hindu race in India. That was Chatrapathi Maharaj Shivaji’s kingdom.

    Narendra Modi is the Shivaji Maharaj of today’s India. Think about it.

  15. Ranger
    April 1, 2012 at 7:26 AM

    For more on the real story of CAG and Gujarat, read this :

    http://dailypioneer.com/columnists/item/51345-decoding-cag%E2%80%99s-audit-of-gujarat.html

  16. Ranger
    April 1, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    Continued :

    So, what do the CAG reports really say? Here’s how the audit findings should have been interpreted instead of being presented as a chargesheet that indicts the Government of Gujarat, more specifically Narendra Modi. The State Government has not tried to fudge the fact that the CAG has observed that heavy losses have been incurred by GSRTC, GSFC and Alcock Ashdown Gujarat Ltd. But there are reasons, according to the Government, why these PSUs have incurred recurring losses, and those need to be mentioned to present the full picture:

    As far as Alcock Ashdown is concerned, because of overall economic pressures, the disinvestment efforts have not borne fruit. However, the company has several prestigious projects in hand, including ships for Indian Navy at very competitive rates.
    Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation is a public utility company serving the remotest villages. Some of these routes are not financially viable. The frequent increases in the price of diesel have increased the losses since the corporation has not correspondingly increased the fares looking to the larger public interest.
    Similarly, Gujarat State Financial Corporation, which used to give loans to small and medium scale sectors, stopped lending from 2001 onwards. In the last 11 years, GSFC has been concentrating on recovery of dues of the earlier 20 years. In 2004, the State Government extended a loan of Rs 550 crore to repay SIDBI (a Government of India organisation) and public sector banks. The ‘loss’ pointed out by the CAG pertains largely to the interest that is due to the Government from GSFC against this loan to the corporation. It would be absurd to suggest that this ‘loss’ is on account of ‘financial irregularity’.
    The Government of Gujarat has pointed out how the CAG’s reports have brought the following points to light, but they do not find any mention in the manipulated media reports:

  17. Ranger
    April 1, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    Continued :

    So, what do the CAG reports really say? Here’s how the audit findings should have been interpreted instead of being presented as a chargesheet that indicts the Government of Gujarat, more specifically Narendra Modi. The State Government has not tried to fudge the fact that the CAG has observed that heavy losses have been incurred by GSRTC, GSFC and Alcock Ashdown Gujarat Ltd. But there are reasons, according to the Government, why these PSUs have incurred recurring losses, and those need to be mentioned to present the full picture:

    As far as Alcock Ashdown is concerned, because of overall economic pressures, the disinvestment efforts have not borne fruit. However, the company has several prestigious projects in hand, including ships for Indian Navy at very competitive rates.
    Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation is a public utility company serving the remotest villages. Some of these routes are not financially viable. The frequent increases in the price of diesel have increased the losses since the corporation has not correspondingly increased the fares looking to the larger public interest.
    Similarly, Gujarat State Financial Corporation, which used to give loans to small and medium scale sectors, stopped lending from 2001 onwards. In the last 11 years, GSFC has been concentrating on recovery of dues of the earlier 20 years. In 2004, the State Government extended a loan of Rs 550 crore to repay SIDBI (a Government of India organisation) and public sector banks. The ‘loss’ pointed out by the CAG pertains largely to the interest that is due to the Government from GSFC against this loan to the corporation. It would be absurd to suggest that this ‘loss’ is on account of ‘financial irregularity’.
    The Government of Gujarat has pointed out how the CAG’s reports have brought the following points to light, but they do not find any mention in the manipulated media reports:

    There are 73 PSUs in the State of which 60 are working.
    The CAG has noted the quantum increase in the investments made by public sector undertakings as well as the overall profits earned by them in Gujarat.
    The investment in Gujarat State PSUs has gone up from Rs 48,137 crore in 2008-09 to Rs 67,352 crore in 2010-11, reflecting the increased investments in power and irrigation sectors which contribute significantly to crucial infrastructure.
    Overall profits earned by PSUs have increased from Rs 1,371 crore in 2005-06 to Rs 2,663 crore in 2010-11.
    Of the 60 working PSUs, 41 have earned profits in 2010-11. In other words, two-thirds of the State’s PSUs are profit-making and financially viable. Significant profits have been earned by GSPC, GSPC and GSPL.
    The turnover of the PSUs has gone up from Rs 8,557 crore in 2005-06 to Rs 63,008 crore in 2010-11, which means it has increased from 3.89 per cent of GSDP to 12.24 per cent of GSDP. This underscores the contribution of these PSUs to the State’s robust economy.
    The CAG’s reports record the improving financial parameters of the State PSUs. What is impressive is that the return on capital has gone up from 4.4 per cent to 5.24 per cent in the last five years.
    The debt to turnover ratio has been substantially reduced from 2.72 to 0.43 in the same period.
    The CAG in its reports has noted that the overall accumulated profit / loss figures of the functioning State PSUs have shown steady improvement over the past six years and the accumulated losses have been wiped out, indicating overall improvement in performance of these PSUs.
    The guarantee commitment of the State Government to PSUs has decreased from Rs 6,694 crore in 2008-09 to Rs 4,960 crore in 2010-11. This reflects the increasing emphasis on self-reliance and credit worthiness of these PSUs.
    There’s more to the story, but do newspapers care? They would rather don scarlet lipstick and mascara to grab attention.

  18. Ranger
    April 1, 2012 at 7:24 AM

    Decoding CAG’s audit of Gujarat

    By Kanchan Gupta

    Look at the findings!

    Headlines are meant to stare at you, sort of look you in the eye, and tell a story as it is in the least possible number of words. But there are some headlines that scream at you, demanding immediate attention, sort of like an aggressive sow with scarlet lipstick and mascara. The chai — or coffee, if that’s your favourite morning brew — can wait. So it was with newspapers on Saturday morning. “CAG raps Gujarat Government for Rs 17,000 crore losses” screamed the headline on the front page of a leading daily published from Delhi. The headline for the same story in the web version of the newspaper had transmogrified into: “CAG raps Narendra Modi Government for Rs 17,000 crore losses”. Having grabbed the reader’s attention, the newspaper tells a story that makes the following points:

    The Comptroller & Auditor-General reports for 2009-10 and 2010-11, placed before the Gujarat Assembly on the last day of the Budget session on Friday, “tore into the Narendra Modi Government on the issue of corruption by pointing out irregularities causing a cumulative loss of nearly Rs 17,000 crore”.
    The losses are largely on account of state-run corporations which have indulged in ‘financial irregularities’.
    The reports said “there were regular unspent ‘excesses’ left in all departments over the last four years, and that there were ‘last minute fund releases and issuance of re-appropriation / surrender orders’ at the fag end, particularly on the last day of the year.
    This is a classic example of how to write a slanted story, or give a spin to a story that nobody would otherwise read. Snatch a couple of sentences from two voluminous reports; add some carefully selected statistical data; pick a couple of out-of-context comments; shake it all up, and, voila, you have a story that suits your purpose. Give the story a tantalising headline and that purpose is served. All this is premised on the belief, not entirely misplaced, that most readers will read the headline, form an opinion, and move on; those who will read the story will not bother to cross-check facts; and, the few who will take the trouble of accessing the CAG’s reports, plod through them and come to the conclusion that the newspaper has been less than truthful, can do little or nothing to enforce a correction, leave alone a retraction.

  19. Ranger
    April 1, 2012 at 7:24 AM

    Decoding CAG’s audit of Gujarat

    By Kanchan Gupta

    Look at the findings!

    Headlines are meant to stare at you, sort of look you in the eye, and tell a story as it is in the least possible number of words. But there are some headlines that scream at you, demanding immediate attention, sort of like an aggressive sow with scarlet lipstick and mascara. The chai — or coffee, if that’s your favourite morning brew — can wait. So it was with newspapers on Saturday morning. “CAG raps Gujarat Government for Rs 17,000 crore losses” screamed the headline on the front page of a leading daily published from Delhi. The headline for the same story in the web version of the newspaper had transmogrified into: “CAG raps Narendra Modi Government for Rs 17,000 crore losses”. Having grabbed the reader’s attention, the newspaper tells a story that makes the following points:

    The Comptroller & Auditor-General reports for 2009-10 and 2010-11, placed before the Gujarat Assembly on the last day of the Budget session on Friday, “tore into the Narendra Modi Government on the issue of corruption by pointing out irregularities causing a cumulative loss of nearly Rs 17,000 crore”.
    The losses are largely on account of state-run corporations which have indulged in ‘financial irregularities’.
    The reports said “there were regular unspent ‘excesses’ left in all departments over the last four years, and that there were ‘last minute fund releases and issuance of re-appropriation / surrender orders’ at the fag end, particularly on the last day of the year.
    This is a classic example of how to write a slanted story, or give a spin to a story that nobody would otherwise read. Snatch a couple of sentences from two voluminous reports; add some carefully selected statistical data; pick a couple of out-of-context comments; shake it all up, and, voila, you have a story that suits your purpose. Give the story a tantalising headline and that purpose is served. All this is premised on the belief, not entirely misplaced, that most readers will read the headline, form an opinion, and move on; those who will read the story will not bother to cross-check facts; and, the few who will take the trouble of accessing the CAG’s reports, plod through them and come to the conclusion that the newspaper has been less than truthful, can do little or nothing to enforce a correction, leave alone a retraction.

    So, what do the CAG reports really say? Here’s how the audit findings should have been interpreted instead of being presented as a chargesheet that indicts the Government of Gujarat, more specifically Narendra Modi. The State Government has not tried to fudge the fact that the CAG has observed that heavy losses have been incurred by GSRTC, GSFC and Alcock Ashdown Gujarat Ltd. But there are reasons, according to the Government, why these PSUs have incurred recurring losses, and those need to be mentioned to present the full picture:

    As far as Alcock Ashdown is concerned, because of overall economic pressures, the disinvestment efforts have not borne fruit. However, the company has several prestigious projects in hand, including ships for Indian Navy at very competitive rates.
    Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation is a public utility company serving the remotest villages. Some of these routes are not financially viable. The frequent increases in the price of diesel have increased the losses since the corporation has not correspondingly increased the fares looking to the larger public interest.
    Similarly, Gujarat State Financial Corporation, which used to give loans to small and medium scale sectors, stopped lending from 2001 onwards. In the last 11 years, GSFC has been concentrating on recovery of dues of the earlier 20 years. In 2004, the State Government extended a loan of Rs 550 crore to repay SIDBI (a Government of India organisation) and public sector banks. The ‘loss’ pointed out by the CAG pertains largely to the interest that is due to the Government from GSFC against this loan to the corporation. It would be absurd to suggest that this ‘loss’ is on account of ‘financial irregularity’.
    The Government of Gujarat has pointed out how the CAG’s reports have brought the following points to light, but they do not find any mention in the manipulated media reports:

    There are 73 PSUs in the State of which 60 are working.
    The CAG has noted the quantum increase in the investments made by public sector undertakings as well as the overall profits earned by them in Gujarat.
    The investment in Gujarat State PSUs has gone up from Rs 48,137 crore in 2008-09 to Rs 67,352 crore in 2010-11, reflecting the increased investments in power and irrigation sectors which contribute significantly to crucial infrastructure.
    Overall profits earned by PSUs have increased from Rs 1,371 crore in 2005-06 to Rs 2,663 crore in 2010-11.
    Of the 60 working PSUs, 41 have earned profits in 2010-11. In other words, two-thirds of the State’s PSUs are profit-making and financially viable. Significant profits have been earned by GSPC, GSPC and GSPL.
    The turnover of the PSUs has gone up from Rs 8,557 crore in 2005-06 to Rs 63,008 crore in 2010-11, which means it has increased from 3.89 per cent of GSDP to 12.24 per cent of GSDP. This underscores the contribution of these PSUs to the State’s robust economy.
    The CAG’s reports record the improving financial parameters of the State PSUs. What is impressive is that the return on capital has gone up from 4.4 per cent to 5.24 per cent in the last five years.
    The debt to turnover ratio has been substantially reduced from 2.72 to 0.43 in the same period.
    The CAG in its reports has noted that the overall accumulated profit / loss figures of the functioning State PSUs have shown steady improvement over the past six years and the accumulated losses have been wiped out, indicating overall improvement in performance of these PSUs.
    The guarantee commitment of the State Government to PSUs has decreased from Rs 6,694 crore in 2008-09 to Rs 4,960 crore in 2010-11. This reflects the increasing emphasis on self-reliance and credit worthiness of these PSUs.
    There’s more to the story, but do newspapers care? They would rather don scarlet lipstick and mascara to grab attention.

  20. anup
    March 31, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    “You may be worth as mnuch as a piece of human excreta, but even your life is precious, just like every life is precious.”

    Ranger, so you are an expert in human valuation, eh? Are you sure the troll is not worth as a “piece” of animal excreta?

  21. Ranger
    March 31, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    By the way the troll did not really say much about what this CAG says about Gujarat rather than tom tom the Congress people who say it is a scam, huge scam etc. etc.

    Here is the real and full story : http://businesstoday.intoday.in/story/adani-essar-cag-gspc/1/23629.html

    1. “The CAG on Friday pulled up Gurajat government-owned GSPC for extending undue benefits to Adani Energy and Essar Steel and said the company’s poor management of oil and gas exploration business led to over Rs 5,000 crore loss.”

    Poor performance leading to loss. This is not dissimilar from Congress government giving undue benefits to Kingfisher, like forcing national banks and LIC to save the sinking airline with the average Indian depositor’s money worth thousands of crores, leading to even greater losses.

    If Gujarat government favoring Essar, Adani is a scam – Congress government at the center has done 20-25 much bigger scams.

    2. “The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), which was tabled in the state assembly on Friday, said GSPC bought natural gas from the open market (spot market) and sold it to the Adanis at a price lower than the purchase price. CAG estimated that Adani Energy received undue benefit of Rs 70.54 crore in the process.”

    70.54 crores undue benefit. Jeez.

    3. “The firm passed on undue benefit of Rs 12.02 crore to Essar Steel Ltd by way of waiver of capacity charges contrary to the provision of gas transmission agreement.”

    12.02 crores.

    4. “CAG was severely critical of GSPC’s operations in the Krishna Godavari basin gas block where improper assessment of technical and financial issues led to drilling cost shooting up to $1.302 billion as against estimate of $102.23 million.

    “The bidding process adopted by the company for acquisition of hydrocarbon block was found to be defective as in case of KG block. The bids of the company ignored the actual cost involved which exposed the company against high risk in exploration activities,” CAG report stated.

    The main reasons for the incorrect estimation, CAG said, was adoption of deficient geological model prepared by its joint venture partner, Geo Global Resources of Canada, which led to escalation in the cost of exploration phase from Rs 531.94 crore to Rs 6,265.68 crore. ”

    Okay. What is the scam again ? How much money has been eaten up by Modi ? Does the CAG say ? Little states like Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand etc. have scams worth tens of thousands of crores, Congress leaders like YSR become multi billionaires, Sonia Gandhi is said to be worth $4-19 billion according to the reputed US blog Business Insider, her son-in-law is said to be the real money man behind DLF…. I could go on.

    If there is a scam in which Modi is involved, bring out the facts. Dont talk nonsense. Prove it. Dont lie. Other people have brains and they can check facts for themselves.

    And troll, no point in harping about a loss in a by poll held at Mansa. For one it is just 1 out of 250 constituencies, and secondly, you wouldn’t even have heard of it had it not been lost in an election by BJP. Wait for the real Gujarat election which is 8 -9 months away. There are 250 constituencies, not just Mansa. Make sure your Rahul Baba and your Sonia Mata campaign as well and stake their reputation on defeating Modi. Then wait for the results.And then talk.

    But why should I tell you anything ? You have no honor, no credibility. After Modi wins the elections, you will be back with 10 new nicks and continue your trolling activities on this blog. You obviously have no life apart from this.

    Seriously, troll, you exhibit signs of clinical depression. Visit a psychiatrist. My uncle is one in a Bangalore hospital. I dont mind giving you his contact number. You may be worth as mnuch as a piece of human excreta, but even your life is precious, just like every life is precious.

  22. Ranger
    March 30, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    Why only write about what CAG says about Gujarat ? According to CAG , Congress muslim leaders have eaten up 2 lakh crores from Wakf land, YSR Reddy of Andra Pradesh gave away land to his own people worth 85000 crores, there is a coal scam worth 10 lakh crores and Manmohan Singh held the coal ministry when it happened – all these apart from 2g scam which is worth 2-3 lakh crores.

    How much is the Gujarat scam by the way ? 7000 crores. Prove Modi took the money and it is stored in a bank account somewhere, then we will talk.

    Lastly, troll…. just because you use multiple nicks to make the same point does not mean your point gets greater credibility. In elections each person gets only one vote. You dont get to create a thousand personas of yourself and get to vote thousand times. And no, you are fooling nobody with your multiple identities.

  23. RockyF
    March 30, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Hear Hear..the latest CAG report says there were financial irregularities amounting to INR 16706 crores in the state of Gujarat. That is not all folks. The best part is GSPC which is the CM’s favorite consoritum has indulged in irregularities to the tune of INR 7000 crores. They sold gas at a cheaper price to Adani group who built a helipad for the CM because he wanted it at some village to land. Now, it is clear why they built a helipad at such a short notice. Finally, chickens have come home to roost.

  24. March 30, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    @JayKumar: “.. and same way our friend Sandeep too did tried his best to bring out best article out of any controversy surrounded Modi…”

    please check who authored this article. including Modi, you are doing at least three people a disservice :)

  25. JayKumar
    March 30, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Every stone thrown on Modi, Modi did converted into opportunity and same way our friend Sandeep too did tried his best to bring out best article out of any controversy surrounded Modi…

    From here how Modi will deal with CAG Report which was placed in State Assembly today, which points out corruption and favoritism towards few industries….Need to see will Modi replies to this amid controversy or will maintain silence same way he did after defeat of by election in Mansha…If there is anything positive in CAG it must be reported to the people and same way in case any negative Modi must have guts to write about it as well….

    I will wait how Sandeep comes up with his version on CAG???

    Anyway we have got something for today to watch debate on News Channel. This is enough for media to coverup Government Scandal in Armed forces….

  26. sat
    March 29, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    It is common for young people and even college students to share soft porn and have a giggle. Why should politicians should abstain from a laugh and a giggle… their only mistake was they did not keep it a secret and watched it while they were supposed to work. there is no point in comparing the modern men and women to the ones that lived 60 years ago… Times have changed. We really dont want to know what is in the phones of politicians… all we want is good governance. this is a small issue. all i say to media is live and let live… Any way, thanks for the quote in the last paragraph and the quote provided by AG. Especially, one provided by AG was an eye-opener. Upanishads are truly amazing… beats modern psycologists any day.

  27. March 28, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    @NASH & @cricfan – thank you both,very sweet n encouraging of u :)

  28. NASH
    March 28, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    to valhalla/ viveca von

    It was a good read for me,thank you.

  29. March 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    commend the author on taking the initiative to write here (what a demanding audience :) and for following up with readers. comparison to Sandeep is inevitable but imho, that is a tad unfair to both. look forward to more!

  30. NASH
    March 27, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    to Ranger,

    The Seculars have a list that throws you off balance.This list always makes you work up to give fitting replies to their absurdity.I will just provide you with the list of secular rant,it goes like this…Manu joseph,M F husain,gujarat,modi and as you have pointed out in your comments – the main steam media.Are you curious to know what will make them squirm and give false answers,when we put something across to them?I do not know and was just wondering.

  31. valhalla/ vivecavon
    March 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    @NASH thanx, will google James Allen….i think a lot western writing, especially philosophy echoes ancient indian thought

    @Vishvambhar sorry u didnt like my article, in hindsight i dont either:) And especially since its on Sandeepji’s blog :) he writes sooooooo beautifully and theres such clarity of thought in whatever he writes, even if its a tweet !! my bad and my only defense is that this is just an extrapolation of my tweeting, pretty ok for my own blog but not for Sandeepji’s professional one…

  32. NASH
    March 26, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    to valhalla/ viveca von

    There is a person by name JAMES ALLEN who has written a lot on day to day living and inspiring stuff.He is from Britain and was quite influenced by Indian thought.In many of his writings you will notice the underlying thread of THOUGHT to ACTION idea.May be thatcher was influenced by this person,google could point out in this direction.

  33. NASH
    March 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    to moonclan

    If you notice there is a overdrive of secularism in the media.This particular secularism has one description -of beating down the right way.Though secularism is undefined and thus proving advantageous to the CHAOS brigade.Do you think overdoing of this would be their downfall?what is it that requires for the right approach to take predominance?
    what is the basic thread of reasoning that would tie the loose ends and beat the staticness of secularism?what staticness means here is- A mass of people held and tied down to the proverbial gold in the mirror.what is an idea that is better than secularism?in the present circumstances..

  34. Vishvambhar
    March 24, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Not a well written article. I couldn’t understand what the author exactly wants to say.
    Please don’t call Nehru a great man. He is the root of all socialistic evils India is facing today.

  35. valhalla/ viveca von
    March 24, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    @AG thanx , i didnt know ms Thatchers comments were inspired from the Upanishads. i caught on to them after watching the Iron Lady…

    @Anon The point is tht everybody unfortunately does care if Public figures watch porn, it is apparent by the glee of the opposition members and the defensive attitude of the members caught n their party leaders. Had they been caught napping while assembly was in motion no one would have demanded/tendered resignations. So it is not lack of parliamentary discipline which is being castigated.

    @Rama When i was younger i too never thought of either Nehru or Gandhi as great men. I had to praise them in my history papers to get my marks but personally i thought they were responsible largely for the pseudo socialism,wrong economic policies,religious divides and almost everything tht was wrong with post independant india. I still maintain that belief. BUT they were great men in their own ways. When u compare them to todays lot of garbage politicians who have neither morals nor scruples nor beliefs nor ideals and treat their term in office like get rich quick scheme, u realise that we may not agree with their beliefs on many things but they did what they thought was best for the people they led. It was not for personal gain. neither Nehru nor Gandhi were in it for any financial gain.

    In the same vein i will call Nathuram Godse also a great man, for he wholeheartedly believed what he was doing was the correct thing to do.

  36. Ravindranath Mopparthy
    March 24, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    Talking of Nehru,

    [quote]
    And Nehru the dapper widower, finding love again in the arms of a married woman, the Viceroy’s wife not less! For him it was something very normal, very natural. There was nothing murky, clandestine about his relationship with Edwina. Neither of these great men cared about their so called ‘image’ so as to modify their lives according to what would be more acceptable.
    [/quote]

    There are stories that make rounds, which indicate his affair with a sanyasin and as a result a *clandestine* child being born. This child was secretly left in one of the convent churches in Bangalore. According to another story, it was a still born child. Google to find out.

    Just adding the above bits, without being judgmental.

    RV

  37. rishu5171
    March 23, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    but how cum members of a particular party get caught by camera and proved guilty without even knowing what they r watching.

  38. RV Anand
    March 23, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    The timing is suspect……..Parliament assembles after the results in the 5 states are out……. budget(s) fiasco…..coalgate unearthed……..

  39. vv
    March 23, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    itAcHi, right on!!!
    ToI is practically porn anyway. I would hate to open those ToI links @ workplace.

  40. Rama
    March 23, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Agree entirely with the article, except the bit about Gandhi and Nehru being great men! Give me a break!

  41. Anon
    March 22, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    What’s the point of this post? Of course, nobody cares if somebody watch porn. People do mind when they do it in the parliament (and not for any of the reasons given above). The article practically condones what these guys have done. Imagine if they had taken the next step! Would that have been alright too?

  42. Arvind
    March 22, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    AG,

    Thanks for pointing out the source of the quote. It seemed familiar and I was sure it had something to do with Hindu wisdom, and I am glad that your comment was right there to help me out!

  43. AG
    March 22, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    What MAggie says came from the Brihandaranyaka upanishad

    You are what your deep driving desire is;
    As your deep driving desire is, so is your will;
    As your will is so is your deed;
    As your deed is so is your destiny.
    – Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

  44. ItAcHi
    March 22, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    > “Maybe they were just reading TOI.”

    One of the comments I found under times of india’s breaking news article on this.. lol

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