Shame on You Madam!


This woman is the worst thing ever to happen to the Office of the President of India. Worse even than that deceased dynasty-server who pompously declared that “If my leader [Indira Gandhi] had said I should pick up a broom and be a sweeper, I would have done that. She chose me to be President.

Everything she’s touched in the past five years has turned to ashes. This nation has forgiven most of its past Presidents who invariably took sustenance from the peanuts thrown by the Dynasty, and behaved like cheapsters—begging not to be evacuated from posh government residences, demanding taxpayer-funded privileges for their families, trying to hush up the murder committed by their grand-relatives and so on. But none of our past Presidents have done what this woman has done: she has snatched 2,61,000 square feet of land allotted to build a housing colony for our armed forces.

It is people like Pratibha Patil—I can’t get myself to use the word “President” and her name in the same breath—who epitomize the truth of the Kannada proverb, which means that the fence itself grazes the field, which it’s supposed to guard. The President, who’s also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has gobbled up land meant to provide housing for our soldiers. Nobody can and should visualize Pratibha Patil wielding an AK 56 and leading the charge from the frontlines in case India goes to war. However, as Commander-in-Chief, the least she can do is honour the lives and dignities of the people who’re sworn to die if necessary for their country under her token stewardship.

Of course, like every 2-bit crook who declares that he’s innocent, Pratibha Patil has issued the mandatory denial. Moneylife, which first broke this story narrates exactly what she’s done:

Eight hundred jawans of the Territorial Army (TA) are presently posted in Pune but there is residential accommodation for only 14. This being a family posting (a bonanza offered after a harsh fieldstation posting), each jawan desires to bring his family, otherwise left behind in his hometown, when he is guarding the nation’s frontiers, often in a challenging geographical terrain. However, due to lack of officialaccommodation, a jawan is asked by his seniors to refrain from getting his family to Pune. Those jawans who decide to get their families to Pune nevertheless, live in slum-like conditions in one-room dwellings, near the Pune cantonment, with no drinking water facility….Pratibha Patil, president of India and the supreme commander of the armed forces is building a palatial home for herself on a whopping 261,000 sq ft of land in Khadki Cantonment in Pune (out of which the bungalow occupies about 4,500 sq ft). The land belongs to the defence. It will now have a fortified home, the construction of which is nearing completion … Two defence bungalows have been pulled down to make way for Ms Patil’s bungalow and the vast expanse of land, over 2 lakh sq ft has been fortified for her. We are saying that let her keep the 2,000 sq ft she is entitled to and give away the remaining land forconstructing official accommodation for soldiers and officers. Otherwise, there are numerous bungalows in the three cantonments of Pune and she could have been given accommodation in one of these.

But this is only the latest instance of Patil’s numerous sleights of hand ever since she was anointed by St. Maino to become President. Of course, Arun Shourie’s fact-filled expose of what Pratibha Patil Inc had done to the people of Maharashtra didn’t deter Maino’s Sacrificing Sensibilities. This woman’s “career” as President is distinguished by prolonged periods of silence, which she broke only to deny any shady dealing that was pinned to her name.

From the day she set foot in Rashtrapati Bhavan, Patil seems to have embarked on a singular mission to milk the taxpayer to the extent her capacity, ingenuity, and family “advice” affords her. First, her extended family trooped into the Presidential house and had it “renovated” at the cost of a few crores. Then, within two years, she did a performance appraisal on herself and announced a 300% salary hike for herself as well as to the Vice President. This is apart from the Rs. 22.5 crores allocated by the government for the upkeep of the President. Needless, this 22.5 crores doesn’t cover the expenses of maintaining the President’s extended family. That comes from the taxpayer’s pocket, too. But there’s more.

At the time when the economy-wreckers of Patil’s party redefined poverty at Rs. 32 per day, Pratibha “James Bond” Patil got herself an armoured Mercedes that cost Rs. 6 Crores. About a year after that, her son Rao Saheb Shekhawat was summoned to the police station to explain the Rs. 1 crore cash that was found in his car on the eve of civic elections in Maharashtra. He “explained” that it was meant for the poor but we know it was the cash for votes business as usual. Patil followed this up with an even bigger feat: of spending Rs. 205 Crores on her various foreign trips, leaving all her predecessors light years behind.

And now, this land grab. 2,61,000 Sq Ft of land, whose cost we can only fathom in terms of the number of zeros. And guess what the mainstream media did about this? Nothing. It simply didn’t report this scandal. A financial advisory magazine called Moneylife reported this first after which the mainstream media was forced to pick it up. Which shouldn’t surprise us given its record with respect to the UP Elections. Pratibha Patil may not be St. Maino but well, she had at one time, served in the Family Kitchen.

But the real issue here is not money—it’s about ethics, morals, basic humanity, and something called respect of the law. We can only liken Patil’s act to the powerful robber barons of medieval Europe who would just point to everything their eye could see and order their minions to usurp it. A land meant for those who might die protecting us, protecting people like her.  A land meant for those who are largely uncomplaining about the terrible living conditions they endure everyday. And why not? Patil’s party comprises men and women who don’t care a whit about wantonly humiliating a decorated Army General for weeks without end in public. 800 jawans and officers are a piddling lot in comparison.

Among other reasons, this is why Indians think of their country as weak and cowardly: it’s really a matter of principle. When you have a government that berates its nation’s armed forces, creates schisms, promotes the undeserving, and rewards corruption, land grabbing is the least of crimes.

The term “Kitchen Cabinet” just took on a whole new ugly meaning.

93 comments for “Shame on You Madam!

  1. nikhil
    October 20, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Quite amazing !!!
    National Assessment and Accreditation Council gave the JNU a grade of 3.9 out of 4, the highest grade awarded to any educational institution in the country ranked second among the public universities, in India, as published by India Today ,WHO PURCHASES AND MAINTAINS” AN INVENTORY OF HATE” AS GOODS TO BE SOLD.

  2. karan
    October 20, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Over 15 districts spread across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Orissa saw Durga Puja with a difference this festival season. Instead of the goddess slaying Mahishasur, the usual story of the Puja, this year, tribals and people belonging to Scheduled Castes and backward classes in these districts are celebrating the “demon king” as a non-Aryan inhabitant and a just king of the land, with Durga representing Aryan invaders.

    They will conclude the Puja with Vijay Dashmi or Dussehra marked as ‘Mahishasur Shahadat Diwas (Martyrdom Day)’.

    According to this version, it is the Brahmins and Aryans who spun the “false” yarn of Durga being good and Mahishasur evil.

    The first Mahishasur Diwas celebration was organised by the All India Backward Students’ Forum at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, three years ago — perhaps the first such subaltern version of the mythology of Mahishasur and Durga. Now, for the first time, it is being observed at such a large scale.

    “The nine days of Durga Puja have never been a time of celebration for the Kherwal tribes but that of mourning. Only this time, there is greater awareness amongst our people about the story of Mahishasur and Durga,” Ajit Prasad Hembram, a tribal activist organising the Mahishasur Martyrdom Day in Purulia district of West Bengal, said over the phone. “Similar ceremonies are being organised in at least 20 different places in West Bengal this year, including Malda, Bankura and Hooghly.”

    As per Hembram and Ashwini Kumar Pankaj, a tribal activist and editor of Johar Disum Khabar, a multi-lingual journal published from Ranchi, Mahishasur (also known as Hudhud Durga) was a clan leader of tribals in the Santhal region, who put up a strong fight against Aryan invasion. According to Hembram, as tribals did not pick up weapons against women, children, aged and the weak, the Aryans sent a woman to lure him. “The Aryans came with a proposal of marriage. But they used treachery and a woman called Durga killed Mahishasur,” said Hembram.

    A similar story is narrated by Pankaj: “There is a tradition among the Santhals wherein during the Navratras, they hold what is called the Dasain dance. During that dance, tribals visit houses and search for something. That something is nothing but Hudhud Durga.”

    Celebrating the Mahishasur Martyrdom Day on Sunday, tribals in Puruliya danced the Dasain and Kathi dance and presented their story of Hudhud Durga through a play, apart from organising meetings and telling people about Mahishasur, said Hembram.

    He added that Asur or Rakshas as presented in the Vedas and Puranas were none other than natives who fought the Aryans to protect their land. “There is still a tribe called Asur amongst the Kherwals. So they are living people who are shown as devils and killed symbolically every year at Durga Puja,” said Hembram.

    Dr Vijay Kumar Trisharan, president of the Ambedkar Chetna Parisar, Palamu, Jharkhand, will organise the Mahishasur Martyrdom Day on Monday in his district.

    In Giridih district of Jharkhand, people are observing the Mahishasur Martyrdom Day by tying black clothes on their faces and narrating the story of the just king door to door, said Damodar Gop of Giridih.

    Like the tribals, the Yadavs also claim to be descendants of Mahishasur. One view is that the name Mahishasur is derived from ‘Mahish’, meaning buffalo, the main source of sustenance for both the Yadavs and tribals.

    “Mahishasur was our ancestor and these stories of him being a demon are wrong,” said Rajvir Singh Yadav, founder president of the All India Prabudh Yadav Sangam and editor of the journal Yadav Shakti Patrika. “We are advocates of equality and are striving to promote rational thinking and wipe out superstitions.”

    Yadav will organise the Mahishasur Martyrdom Day in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh. It will also be celebrated in Kaushambi, Deoria, Sant Kabir Nagar, Unnao and Maharajganj districts of the state.

    Bihar will also see such celebrations in Patna, Nawada, Muzaffarpur and Buxar. In Muzaffarpur, the celebrations will also include an idol of Mahishasur. Harendra Prasad, who is organising the meeting in Minapur, Muzaffarpur, claims to be a descendant of Mahishasur and said he will soon get a marble statue of Mahishasur erected.

    In Orissa, Kalahandi district will hold the Mahishasur Diwas, said Narayan Bagarty, a social activist.

    According to Jitendra Yadav, president of the All India Backward Students’ Forum and a PhD scholar at JNU, the “widespread acceptance” of the Mahishasur Diwas was a successful attempt to emancipate subalterns from the grasp of Brahminical culture.

    “India is a land of myriad cultures. But a particular group forced its own version of culture and religion on us. It was against this homogenisation that we started observing the Mahishasur Martyrdom Day,” he said.

    • som
      October 20, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      It’s time India shut down JNU and turned it into an engineering institute.

    • Harish
      October 20, 2013 at 1:04 PM

      The same Aryan-Dravidian theory was used to project Ravana as a South Indian Dravidian hero who fought with the North Indian Aryans. The “Dravidians” did a U turn when they were told that Ravana was a Brahmin and a devotee of Lord Shiva.

      • som
        October 20, 2013 at 1:07 PM

        These people want to trigger a civil war and are traitors, and this is being done with the encouragement of missionaries.

  3. ravi
    October 20, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Salman Rushdie,the great Muslim writer ,”Satanic Verses” convert to Atheastism,millions of Muslims back home especially in his home state Kashmir convert back to Atheastism..long live Salman Rushdie.
    Farhan Quaresi ,the grest Muslim debater who used to defend Islam and Muhammad now convert to Christianity,,now he lives with peace in US,long live Farhan Quaresi.
    Taslima Nasreen,the protector of Women rights and ex Muslim now lives with freedom at least outside Bangladesh(Beggerdesh),Muslim jokers burn his posters like idiots.
    She wrote a book called “Lajja”
    the based one killing of Hindus in Bangladesh by Muslim Mobs.
    Long live Taslima Nasreen.
    Tilakratne Dilshan ,a Muslim cricketer from Srilanka now left islam for Dharma , now he lives with Peace in Colombo.
    People who left islam were supressed by Muslim mobs for centuries but now 600 Muslims leave Islam in Africa each Hour and 6 million Muslims’ leave Islam in Africa every year for Christianity.
    Ethiopia has become a Christianity like it used to be before Muhammad, Muslims’ have started the killing of Christians in Nigeria after mass conversion of Muslims’ to Christianity in Nigeria,the genocide of Christians in Nigeria is started by Muslims’, the president of Nigeria is Christian so Muslims’ would never succeed in Nigeria.
    Moslims are leaving islam in Sudan now ,1 million Christians have been killed by Muslims’ in Darfur in last 10 years,most of the blacks are Christian so the Arab president of Sudan ,Bashir started the genocide of Christians in Sudan ,Bashir is a Cannibal who eats the halal meat of Christian Childrens after slaughtering them for Allah.
    Moslims of Indian origin(Pak,Bangla) are leaving islam in UK openly and most of the Muslims’ in UK have become Atheast ,many have become Christian.
    If 6 million Muslims’ leave islam in Africa ,poorest continent in the world ,so atleast 20 million Moslims leave Islam outside Africa each year especially Shia Muslims’ from Iran,Sunnis in Indonesia,India and all the other poor nations throughout the world.
    2 million ethnic Tatar Moslims have left islam in Russia and each year half a million Muslims’ are leaving islam in Russia and other Soviet nations such as Kazakhstan,Uzbekistan,Kyrgysta Turkmenistan and Tajikistan.
    Most of the Muslims’ in Chinese province of Xinxiang have left Islam and now Xinxiang is populated by Han Chinese Buddhists.
    Moslims in the European nations like Turkey,France,italy,Spain,Germ any,Serbia,Bosnia and Herzegovina are leaving Islam after getting educated about the evil cult , example is the migrant Moslim called Zinedin Zidan,the greatest footballer from france married to a christian women and go to church every sunday.
    Moslims in the indian states like kashmir,West bengal,kerala,Assam are getting educated and if anybody would try to harm india ,they know they would get hard beating from the humans, many are leaving Islam in Mumbai and other metropolitan cities in large number.
    Muslim population is only growing by breeding like coakrosches in most countries and throughout the World Moslim population is the poorest of Poor and dying in hunger ,about 90% of Moslims throughout the world lives beneath the poverty line.

  4. nitha
    November 16, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    It is just because we hindu have not self respect.We know the febricated
    history of ourself.Something new found scientific truth can held our HEAD high.we are the main source of civilization on earth i.e.Saraswati Civilization,all primary needs of threshold are invented here.Thereafter
    Saraswati river dried up DUE TO continental drift and yamuna is pouring into Ganges,
    Algebra ,trigonometry,calculus (KERALA SCHOOL THEY ARE REAL INVENTOR OF CALCULUS NOT NEWTON,CALCULUS CAME TO EUROPE BY JESUITS ),surgery are invented here.even Atomic Energy (this is cause of destruction of Mohanjodaro civilization radioactivity found in 44 skeleton).We were not independent due to betrayal by our own people( Jaichand).

  5. ravi
    November 13, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    The real target of this conversion industry is to take away a chunk of India as a separate Chrsitian country where the pastors and bishops will rule. It is the same old game played by the two desert religions (Christianity and Islam) all over the world throughout history.
    The Ranganath Mishra Committee, established by the UPA-government, has recommended that the reservation benefits available to Hindus be extended to converts too.
    The root cause of the recent violence in Orissa is the conversion racket being run by the Church on the strength of deception and guile. In this, it has the direct and indirect support of India’s secularist elite.
    Very sad situation .

  6. ramesh
    November 6, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    There is hardly any religious group in the world today, other than the Hindus, who are willing to let other religions coexist peacefully without any organized attempt to convert them or coerce them.
    The wars are still fought in this world more frequently in the name of religion.

  7. ramesh
    November 4, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    “Sometimes its much easier to be an atheist than a Hindu.!!!!”
    The depth of Hindu philosophy — with its spiritual insights collected over 5,000 years by thousands of meditative sages, its universalism, its tolerance, its vastness of scope, its democracy of thought – offers a formidable threat to the simplistic and shallow “true god, false god” philosophy on which Chritianity and Islam are based.
    It is merely a collection of deep spiritual insights collected since 4000 BC by thousands of sages who sharpened their mind and intellect through yoga techniques. After decades of practice, gradually their mind developed a penetrative power to absorb the nature of the ultimate reality.
    As you go deeper into Hindu philosophy, a strange kind of peace and contentment takes over which makes you self-satisfied and indifferent to pleasure and pain. You live in this world but the world does not live in you. Hinduism uplifts you and you are contented to stay alone, savouring the inner quiet and peace.
    Hindu sages never look for a mass of followers. They prefer to retreat to the forests and stay alone.
    Spiritual peace is their best company.
    Hinduism is thus nothing but what thousands of yoga practitioners over thousands of years have discovered on their own about who we are, where we are going, why were we born, what happens to us after we die and why some people suffer while others enjoy.
    The answers are found in Hinduism but it may take a lifetime of study.

  8. karan
    October 5, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    “Sometimes its much easier to be an atheist than a Hindu.”

    The great reformer Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)
    said about
    However much you may parade your descent from Aryan ancestors and sing the glory of ancient day and night, and however much you may be strutting in the pride of your birth, you, the upper classes of India,do you think you are alive? You are but mummies of ten thousand years old!
    It is among those whom your ancestors despised as“walking carrion”, that that the little of vitality there is still in India is to be found; and it is you who are real“walking corpses”. Your house your furniture look Like museum specimens, so lifeless and antiquated they are; and an eye witness of your manner and customs ,your movements and modes of life , is inclined to think that he is listening to a grandmother’s tale ! When, even after making a personal acquaintance with you , one seems to think one had been to visit the painting of an art gallery !
    In the world of Maya, you are the real illusion, the mystery , the real mirage in the desert , you the upper class of India !
    You represent the past tense ,with all its verieties of form jumble into one . That one still seems to see you at the present time , is nothing but a nightmare brought on by indigestion . You are the void ,the unsubstantial nonentities of future. Denizens of the dreamland , why you are loitering any longer ? Fleshless and bloodless skeletons of the dead body of Past India that you are , why do you not quickly reduce yourselves into dust and disappear in the air ?
    Ay, in your bony fingers are some rings of jewels treasured up by your ancestors ,and within the embrace of your sinking corpse are preserved a good many treasure chests .Up and now you have not the opportunity to hand them over. Now under the British rule, pass them on your Heirs, ay, do it as quickly as you can .You merge yourself in the void and disappear, and let new India arise in your place.
    Let her arise – out of the peasants’ cottage, grasping the plough ; out of the huts of fisherman , the cobblers, and the sweepers . Let her spring from the grocer’s shop , from beside the oven of fritter –seller.
    Let her emanate from the factory , from marts and from markets . Let her emarge from groves and forests from hills and mountains .Those common people have suffered oppression for thousand of years –suffered it without murmur , and as a result have got wonderful fortitude .They have suffered eternal misery , which has given them unflinching vitality .
    Living on handful of gram ,they can convulse the world : give them only half a piece of bread ,and the whole world will be not big enough to contain there energy ; they are endowed with the inexhaustible vitality of Raktabija ( a powerful demon mentioned in Durga –saptashati, every drop of blood falling on the ground produce another demon like him ).
    And besides, they have got the wonderful strength that comes of a pure and moral life , which is not to be found anywhere in the world.
    Such peacefulness, such contentment, such love , such Power of silent such incessant work ,and such manifestation of lion strength in the time of action – where else you find these !
    Skeletons of the past ,there ,before you,are the successors, the India that is to be. Throw those treasure chest of yours and those jewelled rings among them ,as soon as you can: and you vanish into the air ,and be seen no more only keep your ears open No sooner will you disappear then you will hear inaugural shout of the renascent India ,ringing the renascent India ,ringing the voice of million thunders and reverberating throughout the universe, Wah Guru di Fatah”- victory of the Guru!
    -Swami Vivekanand
    ( From the Selection from THE COMPLETE WORK OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA Page no.499-500,Third edition)

  9. ravi
    October 5, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    “Sometimes its much easier to be an atheist than a Hindu.”

    Sudarshan Kriya( LOCAL ART OF LIVING ORGANIZATION EXIST IN 152 COUNTRIES SPONSORED BY SHRI SHRI RAVISHANKAR) is a “breathing-based technique” that is a core component of the Art of Living courses and “the cornerstone of … Art of Living Foundation’s trauma relief programs”.
    A number of medical studies on its preparatory practices have been published in international peer-reviewed journals. A range of mental and physical benefits are reported in these studies, including reduced levels of stress (reduced cortisol—the “stress” hormone), improved immune system, relief from anxiety & depression (mild, moderate & severe), increased antioxidant protection, and enhanced brain function (increased mental focus, calmness and recovery from stressful stimuli), among other findings.Persons enrolling for the courses sign a non-disclosure agreement with an undertaking not to teach the learned techniques (including Sudarshan Kriya) to other people without taking Teacher’s Training.

    According to Bharti Verma, M.D., in The Way of Grace, by David Lucas Burge and Gary Boucherle, “Sudarshan Kriya is not hyperventilation. The process is unlike hyperventilation and seems much more complex in its nature. A person hyperventilating will often experience lightheadedness, blurred vision, muscle spasms of hands and feet, a general feeling of being unwell, fainting and loss of consciousness. In contrast, course participants learning Sudarshan Kriya report a state of deep relaxation while feeling rejuvenated and re-energized. Clearly the experiences of persons practicing Sudarshan Kriya are exactly the opposite of what a hyperventilating exercise would be expected to produce.”

    According to SHRI SHRI RAVISHANKAR( LOCAL ART OF LIVING ORGANIZATION EXIST IN 152 COUNTRIES), science and spirituality are linked and compatible, both springing from the urge to know. The question, “Who am I?” leads to spirituality. The question, “What is this?” leads to science. Emphasizing that joy is only available in the present moment, his stated vision is to create a world free of stress and violence. His programs are said to offer practical tools to help accomplish this. He sees breath as the link between body and mind, and a tool to relax the mind, emphasizing the importance of both meditation/spiritual practice and service to others. In his view, “Truth is spherical rather than linear; so it has to be contradictory.

  10. ravi
    October 5, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Hinduism i.e. a varied mixture of extremely divergent philosophies and religions of India, the only common aspect of them being their very liberal and tolerant ideologies and,a very clear distinction is maintained between politics and spirituality probably the least political of all the major world religions ,the great reason why Indian secularism is so successful & Hindutva i.e. a nationalist movement based on restoring past glory of India and eliminate alien cultural encroachments of Islam and Christianity both are equally important for us .

  11. ravi
    October 3, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    “Sometimes its much easier to be an atheist than a Hindu.”

    Oxygen consumption decreased within 5 min of starting meditation. Compared to
    the sleeping condition, Transcendental Meditation (SPONSORED BY MAHARSHI MAHESH YOGI) provided 5% more reduction in consumption of oxygen than what 6–7 h of sound sleepcould provide. There was a mean decrease in cardiac output of about 25%, whereas during sleep there was only a mean decrease in cardiac output of about 20%. The mean decrease in heart rate for the TM practitioners was 5 beats/min. The skin resistance (measured by Galvanic Skin Resistance or GSR), which is a measure of relaxation (the higher the score the more relaxed subjects are), increased on the average by 250% during the practice of TM, and went as high as 500%. Compared to this, during sleep GSR goes up by only100–200%. Further, meditators were found to be less irritable than non-meditators(Wallace, 1970). Finally, in TM practitioners the regularity and amplitude of alpha waves were found to increase much more than what is found during sleep. Also, the performance of TM meditators was superior to that of the Zen meditators in that they achieved the same result in a matter of weeks (Forem, 1973).

    In the 1980s, the Maharishi also presented experiments to demonstrate that
    meditators could levitate, and though this demonstration was very controversial,
    there were many doctors and scientists who thought that the demonstration did
    show the power of TM (Chopra, 1988). Following findings that supported that TM
    could lead to reduction in crime, the Maharishi suggested that if 1% of the world
    population practiced meditation, they would carry the day for the rest of
    humankind, and crime and violence would go down worldwide. This has been
    called the Maharishi Effect, which is similar to the principle of critical mass needed
    to achieve certain social change (Mason, 1994).
    The Maharishi has dedicated his life to bridge science and spirituality.
    Experimental work that was started in the 1960s has now become a long tradition.
    The recent work by the faculty of the Maharishi University and others shows that
    research on TM continues to follow the experimental scientific approach, and covers
    a wide variety of concepts and ideas related to consciousness and neuroscience
    12 D.P.S. Bhawuk / International Journal of Intercultural Relations 27 (2003) 1–22
    (Travis & Pearson, 2000; Travis & Wallace, 1999; MacLean et al., 1997). The
    Maharishi’s fascination with science is not unusual considering that he studied
    physics in college. Emphasis on science is in our Zeitgeist (Zeitgeist is “the spirit of the times” or “the spirit of the age”. Zeitgeist is the general cultural, intellectual, ethical, spiritual, or political climate within a nation or even specific groups, along with the general ambiance, morals and mood associated with the current era).

    The Maharishi encouraged his disciples to examine the effects of meditation on
    variables of interest to medical science. Of all the Indian traditions of spirituality,
    TM is the closest to being a science, thanks to all the empirical studies done with TM
    practitioners, and that is clearly the Maharishi’s most significant contribution.
    The Maharishi might be given credit for having started the wave of research and
    writing among Indologists who attempt to connect the Vedas and the Indian
    philosophy to modern science or scientific thinking. For example, Murthy (1997)
    attempts to show how the Vedic theory approximates the projections of earth science
    and even derives methods of predicting earthquakes from the Vedas. Many
    researchers in philosophy have attempted to highlight the significance of the
    teachings of the Upanishads to modern scientific thought (Puligandla, 1997), and
    have attempted to show the compatibility of science, religion, and philosophy.
    Some Indologists have attempted to show that mysticism is a corollary to scientific
    investigation (Prasad, 1995). Others have claimed that HINDUISM LAID THE
    FOUNDATION OF MODERN SCIENTIFIC SERCH IN COSMOGONY, ASTRONOMY, METEOROLOGY, and PHYCHOLOGY (Iyengar, 1997). Vanucci (1994) examined the Vedic perspectives on ecology and its relevance to contemporary worldview. Thus, the Maharishi might be credited for starting the process of BRIDGING SCIENCE AND SPRITUALITY, a field of study that may eventually gain much deserved respectability (Capra, 1975).
    TheMaharishi used mass initiation through his disciples, which was quite opposed
    to the tradition of a guru initiating a disciple personally. One could argue that the
    Maharishi was influenced by the age of mass production, and applied it to
    spirituality. He even charged an initiation fee, driven by the need to create an
    organization. This decision was clearly influenced by his American disciples, which
    might not have happened if the Maharishi did not come to the West. Thus, one could
    argue that the Maharishi led to the commercialization of spirituality. The Maharishi
    also used the mass marketing techniques in expanding his mission and organization,
    which again shows the reciprocal relationship between geniuses and the Zeitgeist,
    one influencing the other. Following the Maharishi, charging a fee for initiation has
    become almost a normal practice for Indian spiritual masters in the west, and most
    of them charge a fee for not only initiation but also for spiritual consultation. Their
    lectures are no longer free, and much like the other inspirational speakers in the
    United States, people pay to attend their lectures. Capitalism being an important
    element of our Zeitgeist(Zeitgeist is “the spirit of the times” or “the spirit of the age”. Zeitgeist is the general cultural, intellectual, ethical, spiritual, or political climate within a nation or even specific groups, along with the general ambiance, morals and mood associated with the current era), such commercialization of spirituality is not surprising.

  12. sjcetux
    October 3, 2012 at 7:37 AM

    Hey Karan, there’s been a mistake. I was replying to “lolz” comments.

  13. ravi
    October 2, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    In Kali’s most famous legend, Durga and her assistants, the Matrikas, wound the demon Raktabija, in various ways and with a variety of weapons in an attempt to destroy him. They soon find that they have worsened the situation for with every drop of blood that is spilt from Raktabija he reproduces a clone of himself. The battlefield becomes increasingly filled with his duplicates.Durga, in need of help, summons K?li to combat the demons. It is said, in some versions, that Goddess Durga actually assumes the form of Goddess K?li at this time. The Devi Mahatmyam describes:

    Out of the surface of her (Durga’s) forehead, fierce with frown, issued suddenly Kali of terrible countenance, armed with a sword and noose. Bearing the strange khatvanga (skull-topped staff ), decorated with a garland of skulls, clad in a tiger’s skin, very appalling owing to her emaciated flesh, with gaping mouth, fearful with her tongue lolling out, having deep reddish eyes, filling the regions of the sky with her roars, falling upon impetuously and slaughtering the great asuras in that army, she devoured those hordes of the foes of the devas.

    Kali destroys Raktabija by sucking the blood from his body and putting the many Raktabija duplicates in her gaping mouth. Pleased with her victory, Kali then dances on the field of battle, stepping on the corpses of the slain.She was very furious that time none in trilok could calm down after slayer of Raktabija.So, her consort Shiva lies among the dead beneath her feet,and when her foot touches Shiva then she calms down. a representation of Kali commonly seen in her iconography as Daksinakali.

    In the Devi Mahatmya version of this story, Kali is also described as a Matrika and as a Shakti or power of Devi. She is given the epithet C??u??? (Chamunda), i.e. the slayer of the demons Chanda and Munda. Chamunda is very often identified with Kali and is very much like her in appearance and habit.

  14. nitha
    October 2, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    K?l? is the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment, shakti. The name Kali comes from k?la, which means black, time, death, lord of death, Shiva. Kali means Since Shiva is called K?la—the eternal time—K?l?, his consort, also means “Time” or “Death” (as in time has come). Hence, K?li is the Goddess of Time and Change. Although sometimes presented as dark and violent, her earliest incarnation as a figure of annihilator of evil forces still has some influence. Various Shakta Hindu cosmologies, as well as Sh?kta Tantric beliefs, worship her as the ultimate reality or Brahman. She is also revered as Bhavat?rini (literally “redeemer of the universe”). Comparatively recent devotional movements largely conceive K?li as a benevolent mother goddess.

    K?l? is represented as the consort of Lord Shiva, on whose body she is often seen standing. Shiva laid in path of Kali, whose foot on Shiva subdues her anger. She is time manifestation of other Hindu goddesses like Durga, Bhadrakali, Sati, Rudrani, Parvati and Chamunda. She is the foremost among the Dasa Mahavidyas, ten fierce Tantric goddesses.

  15. karan
    October 2, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    “Lol.. What about Krshna who was an adulterer ?”

    Krishna had a total of 16,108 wives, out of which eight were his princely wives and 16,100 were rescued from Narakasura, who had forcibly kept them in his harem. After Krishna killed Narkasura he rescued these 16,100 women and freed them, but all of them returned to him saying that they have been raped by Narkasura repeatedly and now neither their family will accept them nor will any one marry them, thus remaining shelterless. Krishna married them and gave them shelter in his new palace and a respectful place in the society but never had sexual relations with any.

    The FIRST son of QUEEN RUKMINI was Pradyumna, and also born of her were Charudeshna, Sudeshna and the powerful Charudeha, along with Sucharu, Chharugupta, Bhadracaru, Charuchandra, Vicaru and Caru, the tenth.

    The ten Sons/daughter of SATYABHAMA (SECOND WIFE) were Bhanu, Subhanu, Svarbhanu, Prabhanu, Bhanuman, Chandrabhanu, Brihadbhanu, Atibhanu (the eighth), Sribhanu and Pratibhanu.

    Samba, Sumitra, Purujit, Satajit, Sahasrajit, Vijaya, Citraketu, Vasuman, Dravida and Kratu were the Sons/daughter of JAMVATI(THIRD WIFE) These ten, headed by Samba, were their father’s favorites.

    The Sons/daughter of NAGNAJITI(FOURTH WIFE) were Vira, Candra, Asvasena, Citragu, Vegavan, Vrisha, Ama, Sanku, Vasu and the opulent Kunti.

    Sruta, Kavi, Vrisha, Vira, Subahu, Bhadra, Santi, Darsa and Purnamasa were Sons/daughter of Kalindi(FIFTH WIFE). Her youngest son was Somaka.

    Madra’s(SIXTH WIFE). Sons/daughter were Praghosha, Gatravan, Simha, Bala, Prabala, Urdhaga, Mahasakti, Saha, Oja and Aparajita.

    Mitravinda’s(SEVENTH WIFE) Sons/daughter were Vrika, Harsha, Anila, Gridhra, Vardhana, Unnada, Mahamsa, Pavana, Vahni and Kshudhi.

    Sangramajit, Brihatsena, Sura, Praharana, Arijith, Jaya and Subhadra were the Sons/daughter of Bhadra(EIGHTH WIFE), together with Vama, Ayur and Satyaka.

  16. karan
    October 2, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    “Maybe if practice of sathi was still around India wouldn’t have much scope of losers to convert to anything yeah lol…”

    Following outcries after each instance, the government has passed new measures against the practice, WHICH NOW EFFECTIVELY MAKE IT ILLIGAL TO BE A BYSTANDER AT AN EVENT OF SATI. The law now makes no distinction between passive observers to the act and active promoters of the event; all are supposed to be held equally guilty. Other measures include efforts to stop the ‘glorification’ of the dead women. Glorification includes the erection of shrines to the dead, the encouragement of pilgrimages to the site of the pyre, and the derivation of any income from such sites and pilgrims.

    Another instance of systematic Sati happened in 1973, when Savitri Soni sacrificed her life with her husband in Kotadi village of Sikar District in Rajasthan. Thousands of people saw this incident.

    Following the outcry after the sati of Roop Kanwar,[28] the Indian Government enacted the Rajasthan Sati Prevention Ordinance, 1987 on October 1, 1987[29] and later passed the Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987.[30]

    The Prevention of Sati Act makes it illegal to abet, glorify or attempt to commit Sati. Abetment of Sati, including coercing or forcing someone to commit Sati, can be punished by death sentence or life imprisonment, while glorifying Sati is punishable with 1–7 years in prison.

    Enforcement of these measures is not always consistent. The National Council for Women (NCW) has suggested amendments to the law to remove some of these flaws. Prohibitions of certain practices, such as worship at ancient shrines, is a matter of controversy.

    Although many have tried to prevent the act of sati by banning it and reinforcing laws against it, it is still being practiced (on rare occasions) in India under coercion or by voluntary burning, as in the case of Charan Shah: a 55 year-old widow of Manshah who burnt herself on the pyre of her husband in the village of Satpura in Uttar Pradesh on 11 November 1999. Her death on the funeral pyre has provoked much controversy, as there have been questions as to whether she willingly performed the Sati or was coerced. Charan Shah had not professed strong feelings to become a Sati to any of her family members, and no one saw her close to the burning body of her husband before she jumped into the fire. The villagers, including her sons, say that she became a Sati of her own accord and that she was not forced into it. They continue to pay their respects to the house of Charan Shah. It has become a shrine for the villagers, as they strongly believe that one who has become a sati is a deity; she is worshipped and endowed with gifts.

  17. karan
    October 2, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Have U seen the idol of kali? Does that bring U peace?

    Ramakrishna Paramhansa (1836–1886) practiced Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity, and boldly declared that all religions lead to the same end. He might be the first person in human civilization to have attempted such an integration of religious beliefs by practicing it rather than only giving it lipservice, which is often done by liberal intellectuals all over the world today.

    Ramakrishna’s first encounter with Christianity was in 1874, when he heard the Bible being read at his devotee Malik’s house. He later practised Christianity, and later had a vision of Jesus Christ. Ramakrishna regarded Jesus as “the great Yogi”. Ramakrishna’s teachings and personality have been studied from the point of Christianity by scholars such as Romain Rolland, Paul Hourihan. Romain Rolland referred to Ramakrishna as the “younger brother of Christ”.
    Another book, Ramakrishna & Christ, the Supermystics: New Interpretations compares the life and spiritual beliefs of Ramakrishna with that of Jesus Christ.
    Francis X Clooney, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Society of Jesus, writes that Ramakrishna’s vision of Christ, “shows Christians like myself a way to respond to the mystery, beauty and holiness of non-Christian religious experiences”. Religious scholar D.S. Sharma and Romain Rolland notes similarities between Ramakrishna’s mystic experiences and other religious personalities—St. Paul, Henry Suso—a German mystic of the 14th century, Richard Rolle of Hampole, and St.Theresa of Avila.

    Ramakrishna also practised Islam as a part of his sadhana (spiritual disciplines). According to Ramakrishna, his practice of Islam culminated in a vision of Mohammed(pbuh). Ramakrishna’s teachings and experiences have been studied from the perspective of Islam, and compared with teachings of the Sufi saints, by scholars like A. J. A. Tyeb. Tyeb notes that Ramakrishna’s sadhana of meditating alone at night in the forest for several days is similar to the 19th century mystic, Sayed Sah Murshid Ali Quaderi. Tyeb writes that RAMKRISHNA’S PRAYER TO THE GODDESS KALI IS SIMILAR TO THAT OF RABIA, WHO IS DESCRIBED AS ‘A WOMAN WHO LOST HERSELF IN UNION WITH THE DIVINE’.
    Tyeb also writes that Al Muhasibi, a 9th century Sufi of Baghdad, spoke of meditation in the same way as Ramakrishna did.

  18. karan
    October 2, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    “And we believe in cows! What? Haven’t you smelled their dung? Are U serious?
    Are we to believe that your daily output is really a fragrance? Perhaps your parents threw you out as a kid because of your “fragrant” habits and you ended up such an enlightened soul.”
    Mayu Yamamoto, a Japanese researcher who developed a way to extract a vanilla fragrance and flavor from cow dung, has been awarded an Ig Nobel Prize for her efforts.

    Yamamoto, 26, was given the Ig Nobel Prize for Chemistry at the award ceremony held at Harvard University

    Yamamoto developed vanillin — vanilla flavoring and fragrance — from cow dung, earning her the award.

    Now,enjoy the fragrance and enlightened your soul

  19. karan
    October 2, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Urine Description of Cow Urine

    Table – Chemical contents of cow urine and cure of diseases as per them. Yes Cow Urine (Gomutra) Benefits are there. Check the science behind this with given below table.S. No. Name of chemical Effect of chemical on diseases
    1 Nitrogen N2 ,NH2 Removes blood abnormalities and toxins, Natural stimulant of urinary track, activates kidneys and it is diuretic.
    2 Sulphur S Supports motion in large intestines. Cleanses blood.
    3 Ammonia NH3 Stabilise bile, mucous and air of body. Stabilises blood formation.
    4 Copper Cu Controls built up of unwanted fats
    5 Iron Fe Maintains balance and helps in production of red blood cells & haemoglobin. Stabilises working power.
    6 Urea CO(NH2)2 Removes blood abnormalities and toxins, Natural stimulant of urinary track, activates kidneys and it is diuretic.
    7 Uric Acid C5H4N4O3 Removes heart swelling or inflammation. It is diuretic therefore destroys toxins.
    8 Phosphate P Helps in removing stones from urinary track.
    9 Sodium Na Purifies blood. Antacid
    10 Potassium K Cures hereditary rheumatism. Increases appetite. Removes muscular weakness and laziness.
    11 Manganese Mn Germicidal, stops growth of germs, protects decay due to gangrene.
    12 Carbolic Acid HCOOH Germicidal, stops growth of germs and decay due to gangrene.
    13 Calcium Ca Blood purifier, bone stregthener, germicidal, ?? Rakta skandak ??
    14 Salt NaCl Sanyas vishamta ?? decreases acidic contents of blood, germicidal
    15 Vitamins A,B,C,D,E Vitamin B is active ingredient for energetic life and saves from nervousness and thirst, strengthens bones and reproductive ingredient for energetic life and saves from nervousness and thirst, strengthens bones and reproductive power.
    16 Other Minerals Increase immunity
    17 Lactose C6H12O6 Gives satisfaction. Strengthens Mouth, strengths heart, removes thirst and nervousness.
    18 Enzymes Make healthy digestive juices, increase immunity.
    19 Water (H2O) It is life giver. Maintains fluidity of blood, maintains body temperature.
    20 Hipuric Acid CgNgNox Removes toxins through urine.
    21 Creatinin C4HgN2O2 Germicidal.
    22 Aurum Hydroxide AuOH It is germicidal and increases immunity power. It is highly antibiotic and anti-toxic

  20. Arvind
    September 29, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    @lolz: you oppose the freedom of religious belief. this is exactly the problem with you. due to inferior IQ, you do not understand the freedom of religious belief. if someone wants to believe in kali, they should be free to do so without you imposing some law banning it.

    let us take your reason for opposing any belief in kali. you say that white skinned british people opposed kali and so we must all blindly accept laws against believing in kali. now this is clearly tramples on the freedom of people.

    the other point is that you feel a deep sense of inferiority complex and support islam and christianity (no need to pretend you are an atheist when in fact you are a christist – if you were an atheist like christpher hitchens, you would have had the intelligence to distinguish between a religion that sought to control of the world and religions that preached renunciation of the world).

    the fact that your low iq makes you unable to understand the difference between the two types of religions is precisely why you support christianity and worship white skin. btw, your white skinned goddess has been in power for a long time and her family has ruled india for most of the past 65 years. so take responsibility for the filth and poverty. you used your full brain power and chose sonia maino as your leader. this proves your IQ is lower than even sonia maino’s IQ.

    if we do not count the growth in indian economy between 1998 and 2004, india has been one of the most backward countries.

    btw, do you understand why you seek to imitate white people and come up with this majority vs. minority garbage? it is due to your inferiority complex. and you end up in the hilarious situation of supporting islam. what? islam is a religion of peace? you really believe that! amazing low levels of IQ you and sonia maino have.

  21. sjcetux
    September 28, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    @lolz’s comment made on September 27, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    >And we believe in cows! What? Haven’t you smelled their dung? Are U serious?
    Are we to believe that your daily output is really a fragrance? Perhaps your parents threw you out as a kid because of your “fragrant” habits and you ended up such an enlightened soul.

  22. lolz
    September 27, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    Lol.. What about Krshna who was an adulterer ? Devdasis were meant to cook food yeah?

    Maybe if practice of sathi was still around India wouldn’t have much scope of losers to convert to anything yeah lol…

    I think we are as lost. Think abt it.. There’s so much blood in mahabharatha. And we believe in cows! What? Haven’t you smelled their dung? Are U serious? We need to know why we believe what we believe..

    Have U seen the idol of kali? Does that bring U peace?

    Sometimes its much easier to be an atheist than a Hindu..

  23. Rajan
    July 2, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    I don’t understand how Sangma can be a better Presidential candidate than Pranab. Who would you rather trust with state secrets? Pranab’s exit will make a vacuum in the PMO. But the president’s office will redeem some of the glory lost with Pratibha Patil. Sangma is a career Congressman. A firm supporter and practitioner of dynasty politics. Also the politics of entitlement based on identify – his claim of being a tribal etc is poor posturing, unbecoming of the nation’s President.
    The tribals are the Bhils & Santhals, but the benefit of ST reservations is taken up by the Mizos. Also the beneficiary loses the benefits post conversion. Sangma is catholic.

  24. Chittaranjan
    June 21, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    We want Kalam to back, I hate being a Indian where President is begging from Public.

  25. Vandana Sharma
    June 19, 2012 at 12:12 AM


  26. ava
    June 14, 2012 at 12:55 AM

    Kalam might have a chance!!!…..he is one able to restore some dignity to the office of President……

  27. jay
    June 13, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Biblical God :as per holy books
    Biblical God massacred all first-born babies – Exodus , 12/29
    Biblical God killed the Jews by sending ‘fiery serpents’ – Numbers, 21/6
    Biblical God got the Jews swallowed alive by the earth – Numbers, 16/32,33
    Biblical God burnt alive 250 Jews – Numbers, 16/35
    Biblical God threatens to kill children of Jews by wild beasts – Leviticus, 26/22
    Biblical God killed 70,000 Jews by pestilence – I Chronicles, 21/14
    Biblical God killed 50,070 men for looking into His box – I Samuel, 6/19
    Biblical God : ‘I came not for peace, but a sword.’ – Matthew, 10/34
    Biblical God’s mission : to create rift in family – – Matthew, 10/35
    Blood oozed and flowed up to level of horse bridles – Revelation, 14/19,20
    Death penalty by stoning for blasphemy – – Leviticus, 24/16
    Death penalty for straying near Tabernacle – Numbers, 1/51
    Death penalty for not observing holiday (sabbath) – Exodus, 31/14, Exodus, 35/2
    Death penalty for disobeying parents – Deuteronomy, 21/18-21
    Death penalty for cursing parents – Exodus, 21/17
    Death penalty for homosexuality – Leviticus, 20/13
    Death penalty for sexual intercourse with a woman during her menstruation period
    – Leviticus, 20/18
    Death penalty for loss of virginity – Deuteronomy, 22/20,21
    Death penalty for adultery – Leviticus, 20/10
    Biblical God curses all women – Genesis, 3/16
    Woman was created for man, not man for woman – I Corinthians, 11/8,9
    Christ is the head of man, but not of woman – I Corinthians, 11/3
    Women must remain under domination of men – I Timothy, 2/11-14 , Ephesians, 5/24
    Submission of wives to husbands – Colossians, 3/18
    Women not permitted to speak in Churches – I Corinthians 14/34,35
    Woman, not man, must cover her head during prayer – I Corinthians, 11/4-6
    Test for unfaithful wife by making her drink bitter water – Numbers 5/20 -22 & 27
    Biblical law of divorce humiliates woman – Deuteronomy, 24/1 -4
    Noah drank wine and remained naked – Genesis, 9/20 -25
    Reuben’s sexual intercourse with his father’s concubine – Genesis, 35/22
    Onan’s sexual intercourse with his brother’s wife – Genesis, 38/8 -10
    Judah’s sexual intercourse with his widowed daughter-in-law – Genesis, 38/13 -18
    Biblical God caused his prophet Isaiah to walk stark naked for three years – Isaiah, 20/2 – 4
    Castration recommended by Jesus Christ – Matthew, 19/12
    The daughters’ sexual intercourse with their father – Genesis, 19/32 -38
    Lot offers his two daughters to a riotous mob of sodomites – Genesis, 19/8
    The prophet Abram’s illicit connection with maid servant – Genesis, 16/3 -6 & 16
    The prophet Abram marries his sister – Genesis, 20/12
    Abram, the prophet, barters his wife’s honour – Genesis, 12/11 -16 & Genesis, 20/14,16
    Abandonment of women was a covenant with God! – Ezra, 10/3
    David locked up ten concubines – II Samuel, 20/3
    Moses : Keep alive virgins for your enjoyment and kill non-virgins – Numbers, 31/17 ,18,32,35,40
    Sale of daughters for sexual gratification – Exodus, 21/7,8
    Killing male enemies, and marrying their females – Deuteronomy, 21/10 – 14 & Deuteronomy, 20/13,14
    Treat for giving one’s wife to other – 2 Samuel – 12 -11
    God helped david to get wife of others – 2 Samuel – 12 -8
    Torture non-believers, but don’t hurt trees – Revelation, 9/4
    Don’t kill non-believers, but torture them – Revelation, 9/5
    Kill your own brother and son, if they entice you to serve other gods – Deuteronomy, 13/6 -10
    Kill all non-believers of your town – Deuteronomy, 17/2-5
    Slaughter of infants and ripping of pregnant women – Hosea, 13/16
    Killing infants by stoning – Psalms, 137/9
    Peaceful citizens of Laish massacred -Judges, 18/27
    Kill each being that breathes – Deuteronomy, 20/16
    Biblical God demands sacrifice of cattle from Israel’s children through Moses – Leviticus, 1/1,2
    Sprinkling of bullock’s blood on the altar – Leviticus, 1/5
    Holy Bible does not forbid flesh-eating. According to Bible, one can eat the flesh of ruminating animals, which have cloven (cleft or cracked) hoof and chew the cud.
    – Leviticus, 11/3,7,9,21
    Human beings etc. once offered for sacrifice, will surely be killed – Leviticus, 27/28,29
    Offering of all first-born babies into fire – Ezekiel, 20/26
    Offering of calves and first-born human babe – Micah, 6/6,7
    Jephthah burnt his only daughter, as an offering to God – Judges, 11/35,36
    David sacrificed seven sons of Saul to stop famine – II Samuel, 21/1,6,9
    Biblical God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his only son – Genesis, 22/2,10,13
    Cannibalism means ‘the practice of eating human flesh’. A strain of cannibalism in Holy Bible. – Jeremiah, 19/9 , Lamentations, 4/10 , II Kings, 6/28,29 , John, 6/53 , Deuteronomy, 28/53 , Leviticus, 26/29
    Use of the word ‘bastard’ for non-believers – Hebrews, 12/7,8
    Use of the word ‘dogs’ for men – Philippians, 3/2
    Lifting the skirt of an women – Nahum 03 – 05
    The sky has windows – Genesis, 7/11
    The earth has foundations, pillars and four corners! – Psalms, 104/5
    The Earth has pillars – I Samuel, 2/8
    The Earth has four corners – Revelation, 7/1
    The sun, not the earth, moves ! – Joshua, 10/13
    Is disease caused by devil ? – Lake, 4/33,35 , Mark, 1/34
    Can a sick be cured by priest or doctor ? – James, 5/14
    Bible condemns knowledge – Genesis, 2/17
    Bible condemns wisdom – I Corinthians, 3/19
    Bible condemns philosophy – Colossians, 2/8
    Non-believers fit to be burnt in fire – John, 15/6
    Christ’s doctrine of damnation for disbelievers – Mark, 16/16, Matthew, 23/33
    Salvation is possible only through Christ – John, 10/7 -9, John, 14/6, John, 11/25,26,
    Matthew, 12/30
    No salvation for rich men – Matthew, 19/23,26
    Slaves are permanent possession to be inherited by future children – Leviticus, 25/44-46
    Biblical judgments regarding slaves – Exodus, 21/1 -6
    The New Testament also sanctions slavery – Timothy 1, 6/1 ,- Titus, 2/9,10 ,Ephesians, 6/5,6 , Peter 1, 2/18
    Biblical God orders His followers to destroy the aliens’ altars, break their images, cut down their groves and bum their carved idols in fire – Deuteronomy, 7/5
    Biblical God is jealous – Exodus, 20/5
    Biblical God is vindictive – Nahum, ½
    Is Biblical God, a God of Love ? – Leviticus, 26/25
    Sword without and terror within – Deuteronomy, 32/25
    Killing by teeth of beasts and poison of serpents – Deuteronomy, 32/24
    Massacre of children due to bias of their fathers – Isaiah, 14/21
    Massacre by David
    David put the people under saws ! – II Samuel, 12/31
    David butchered 200 men ! -I Samuel, 18/27
    Massacre by Jehu, the king and prophet
    Jehu, the king and prophet, slew all, leaving none as alive – II Kings, 10/11
    Massacre by Joshua
    Joshua, the successor of Moses, butchered all that breathed – Joshua, 10/30,32,36,37,40
    Massacre by Elijah, the prophet
    Elijah, the prophet, slew all 450 priests, spared none – I Kings, 18/40
    Massacre by Samuel, the prophet
    Samuel, the prophet, slew Agag in pieces – I Samuel, 15/33
    Massacre by Moses
    Moses slaughtered even innocent children – Deuteronomy, 2/34
    Massacre by Elisha, the prophet
    Elisha, the prophet, butchered 42 little children – II Kings, 2/23,24

  28. Mithilesh
    June 12, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    You are right. She is the worst thing that happened to this country in a long time. Its damn embarrassing. I wish those presidential elections come soon & I wish Kalam or Pitroda become president. Honest to God, she is just non-sense

  29. prof. c.i.issac
    June 12, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    It is not the lone fault of the criminal woman who accidentally livid as first citizen of India for half a decade in the Rashtrapatibhavan. It is the outcome of the real political will of India had reflected through our representatives in the legislative councils of various states and parliament [both the houses]. Now the bridle of our political will is in the hands of an Italian waitress. Alas! It is the maximum output of a waitress. Thus the system of the selection of the first citizen itself is faulty. Thus we must think of changing the procedure of the selection of the first citizen. Let us think about a new selection procedure which will reflect the real will of one billion plus Indians.

  30. MahendarKumar
    June 5, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Sharada Anna & Tiger Anna plz. read this article. You are the people who supported this Dometic Helper to become “President”. And you convinced us by saying she is Maharashtrian?.
    Look what happened?

  31. June 3, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Well this is interesting, who would have thought that a constitution that was supposed to empower people of India would result in a behavior which does not promote ethics, values and dharma, by those who are meant to live by it and protect it. But regardless of that who would have thought that people lives would become so busy, that they would stop “analyzing and then voting”. So who is to take the blame? well everyone because as long as the ones who vote do it because they are supposed to do it and the ones for whom they vote use this truth wisely, things will take time to change.

    PS: a reason why things do not change or begin to change can be because people stop caring for things apart from their interests

  32. nitha
    June 1, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    “Hindu society and culture are faced with a crisis. There is a united front of entrenched alien forces — Islam, Christianity, Communism, Nehruism — to disrupt and discredit the perennial values of the Indian ethos. A new threat has developed in recent years in the shape of globalisation dominated by Western multinationals. All who care for India need to know what is happening, and what is to be done if a major tragedy is to be averted.
    “In this fight for men’s minds, our only weapon is Truth. Truth must be told, as much about Hindu society and culture as about the alien ideologies which have been on the warpath against us since the days of foreign domination over the Hindu homeland.”
    — Sita Ram Goel

  33. nitha
    June 1, 2012 at 2:46 PM



  34. vimal
    May 31, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    @nitha,well said.
    Sanatan Dharma is the oldest culture in the world, and there was a time when it was spread throughout the world. People can find swastika in every culture like the American Indians, Greece, troy, Italy, Russia and many other countries have this symbol. Look at the 108 symbols of god in Sanatan Dharma and their origin. Things will become very clear about the origin of humanity in this world. It is time to free ourselves from the lies and deception spread throughout the world about our culture.

    Dont forget, even today in Sanskrit and Hindi the words for Divorce and any other abusive words do not exist. Yet it contains words like Yantra ( machine) and Vimana ( air-craft), which existed far before the western civilization constructed aircraft themselves.

  35. ritu
    May 31, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    The Congress government in AP is pursuing their Anti Hindu agenda and Temple destructive policies – The justification for all these Policies are vested around SECULARISM!

    In a highly objectionable move AP Endowment Ministry is going ahead with the appointment of Non Hindus in AP temple as staff.Recently Christians were employed at famous Annavaram Temple.

    While responding to press , Minister for Endowments, Stamps and Registration Gade Venkata Reddy said there should be no objection to employment of non-Hindus in Hindu temples as India is a secular State.

    The word “secular” certainly seems to have a catch-all meaning. Hence the terrorists can use it in parallel argument constructions like:
    – “There should be no objection to letting afzal guru and qasab go free, since India is a secular state.”
    – “There should be no objection to NLFT genociding Hindus, since India is a secular state.”
    – “There should be no objection to christoterrorists massacring Hindu Swamis (like Swami Lakshmanananda, remember him?), since India is a secular state.”
    – “There should be no objection to islamoterrorist attacks against India’s legitimate citizens (as opposed to illegal infiltrators), since India is a secular state.”

  36. Ravindran
    May 31, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    It is no accident or coincidence that the late Pope John Paul II on his visit to India said publicly that in the first millennium Christianity spread to Europe, in the second to the Americas, and in the third it will spread not only to Asia, but to India!
    What he called the “harvesting of souls”.
    Do Hindus need this unattractive religion? If not, it must be summarily rejected without further ado, quite simply and firmly rejected.

    The Kanchi Sankaracharya was quite right in stating that unless conversions stopped there could not be any dialogue with this proselytising faith.
    Indeed, it is not still clear to the present writer why there should be any dialogue at all from the Hindu side. This talk of dialogue is a sleight of hand trick by which Hindus are made to believe that they have done something wrong in remaining Hindu! What precisely is there to ‘dialogue’ about? It is only about conversion to Christianity?

    • hari
      July 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

      India used to be a world power with so much riches that other civilizations were jealous of her wealth. From that time we have reached to an age whern a common man has to convert to a foreigners religion to survive. We Hindus should get rid of our greed, selfishness and help our own first. We should stop amassing wealth that does not belong to us. Our Gods, Sages, Ancestors, Gurus,and noble Kings didn’t teach us to be greedy or selfish.

  37. Ravindran
    May 31, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    I have nothing personally against Sonia Gandhi, in fact she probably is a good person to win the allegiance of so many and certainly a loving mother. I share with her a love for India, like her I have lived in this country for over 30 years and like her I have married an Indian. But nevertheless, since she is at the top, Christian conversions in India seem to have gone in overdrive. More than 4,000 foreign Christian missionaries are involved in conversion activities across different states. In Tripura, there were no Christians at independence; there are 120.000 today, a 90% increase since 1991. The figures are even more striking in Arunachal Pradesh, where there were only 1710 Christians in 1961, but 1,2 million today, as well as 780 churches! In Andhra Pradesh, churches are coming-up every day in far flung villages and there was even an attempt to set-up one near Tirupati. Many of the North-East separatist movements, such as the Mizo or the Bodos, are not only Christian dominated, but also sometimes function with the covert backing of the missionaries. In Kerala, particularly in the poor coastal districts, you find “miracle boxes” put in local churches: the gullible villager writes out a paper mentioning his wish: a fishing boat, a loan for a pukka house, fees for the son’s schooling… And lo, a few weeks later, the miracle happens! And of course the whole family converts, making others in the village follow suit. During the Tsunami, entire dalit villages in Tamil Nadu were converted to Christianity with the lure of money.

    It is true that there have been a few backlashes against missionaries and nuns, particularly the gruesome murder of Graham Steins and his two sons. But Belgium historian Koenraad Elst laments that « When over a thousand Hindus are killed and a quarter million Hindus ethnically cleansed in Kashmir, the world media doesn’t even notice, but watch the worldwide hue and cry when a few local riots take place and a few missionaries are killed by unidentified tribal miscreants. Christian Naga terrorists have been killing non-Christians for decades on end, and this has never been an issue with the world media, except to bewail the “oppression” of the Nagas by “Hindu India” ». More than 20,000 people have lost their lives to insurgency in Assam and Manipur in the past two decades. As recently as last week, four paramilitary Assam Rifles soldiers were killed in an ambush yesterday by the outlawed United National Liberation Front (UNLF).By Francois Gautier (written on Monday, September 22, 2008)

  38. nitha
    May 31, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    I suppose Humans are not the only animal who kills another… It’s a matter of Survival.. Survival to the Fittest.. If an animal or a Plant can’t get adapted to the changing environment it may not Survive… Millions of Species became extinct even before the origin of Human Species…
    It is estimated that 99.9% of all species of Plants and Animals lived are now Extinct…
    The Arabian imperialism, Islamic world order( caliphate), ,Sharia ,their concept of God.their books one hand and Bush Doctrine Evangelicalism ,Christianity,Liberation theology ,Inculturation strategy, concept of God.their books etc.on other are just tools of geopolitics.

    To Survive ,we have to adapt this concept in this changing environment with some aggressiveness .

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