In Which the Racist Psychoanalyst Needs Treatment –Part 2


Ashis Nandy lives in and endorses a world where an open call for murder is termed as a diplomatic communication and an expression of grievance becomes an act of extremism. But that isn’t all. Anything that Hindus do to assert their self-respect, to hold their heads high, to get educated, to attain a respectable standard of living, to lead a prosperous life, to adhere to their cultural and religious traditions…every single thing becomes an expression of militancy that somehow threatens what he calls “Hinduism versus Hindutva.”

However, Ashis Nandy reserves special hatred for middle class Hindus. More specifically, his militant ire gushes furiously forth towards prosperous middle class Hindus. The largest concentration of this class in India is in the state of Gujarat. Also, majority of Hindus who have migrated abroad have done exceedingly well for themselves. Needless, Nandy doesn’t spare them either.

Gujarati middle class Hindus are prosperous because—and apart from their entrepreneurial spirit—they have steadfastly adhered to millennia-old Hindu values of thrift, hard work, strong family ties, trust, a sense of community as a binding force, and religious traditions that help constantly reinforce these values. Thus, no matter what government ruled Gujarat after Independence, Gujaratis as a class of people thrived not just in India but wherever they went in the world. This success was despite the successive Congress governments who sought to and split Gujarati society along caste and communal lines. However, what Narendra Modi did was to tap into these values, articulate them forcefully, and to make Gujaratis realize that these were things meant to be proud of. His articulation was caste and community neutral—when was the last time you heard Narendra Modi seek electoral mandate on caste lines? Modi supporters across the nation—and across the world—support him not because he belongs to X or Y caste in Gujarat. His articulation didn’t remain merely on paper or on the dais: they emerged in the form of a complete, positive transformation of the face of Gujarat in pretty much every sphere of human activity.

And it is why Ashis Nandy’s visceral hatred for him is unparalleled. Equally, it exposes Nandy as a racist par excellence.

Ashis Nandy’s tirade against Narendra Modi began—sigh—with the 2002 Gujarat riots when he wrote a venomous piece entitled Obituary of a Culture. That essay is a study in racist filth presented as social and political commentary. When he wrote that, Gujarat was still in the throes of riots, and Modi hadn’t completed even a year in office and thus had no track record either as a Chief Minister or even a politician of any sort. But because the riots happened when he was the Chief Minister, the scavengers of human misery already declared him guilty and began executing reckless hit jobs on him. However, because they knew nothing about him, they had to find something that tied the riots to him. In Ashis Nandy’s case, this something happened to be the dreaded Gujarati Hindu middle class. Dreaded because they were prosperous Hindus. Thus, Ashis Nandy begins his poisonous piece with ethnic genocides in—of all places Bosnia and Rwanda. Surprising isn’t it? It actually isn’t.

THE massive carnages at Rwanda and Bosnia have taught the students of genocide that the most venomous, brutal killings and atrocities take place when the two communities involved are not distant strangers, but close to each other culturally and socially, and when their lives intersect at many points. When nearness sours or explodes it releases strange, fearsome demons.

Those shocked by the bestial or barbaric nature of the communal violence in Gujarat would do well to read some accounts of the carnages in Rwanda and Bosnia. In both cases, the two communities involved were close to each other and ethnic cleansing took the forms of a particularly brutal, self-destructive exorcism. And the same thing happened during the great Partition killings in 1946-48.

It isn’t surprising that Ashis Nandy opens his piece with the Rwandan genocide. On the contrary, it is entirely logical because the genocide in Rwanda was the brutal culmination of centuries-long brainwashing of Rwanda’s tribes by racist European scholars whose toxic input was used by the Church to pit these tribes against one another (Recommended reading: the section in Rajiv Malhotra’s masterly Breaking India that provides an exhaustive account of this racist brainwashing process.). It also fits Nandy’s lopsided worldview with regard to the Partition massacres: that too, was the culmination of Jinnah’s virulent two-nation “theory,” which the likes of Nandy conveniently blame on Hindus.

From Rwanda, Nandy takes a flight straight to Gujarat and embarks on yarn-spinning on an industrial scale.

Gujarat was being prepared for such an exorcism for a very long time…It is a state that has seen thirty-three years of continuous rioting interrupted with periods of tense, uncomfortable peace. During these years, a sizeable section of Gujarat’s urban underclass has begun to see communalism and rioting as means of livelihood, quick profit, choice entertainment, and as a way of life.

Nandy, not even by mistake mentions that these “33 years of continuous rioting (sic)” all happened under successive Congress governments. The impression that this “33 years of continuous rioting (sic)” gives is unmistakable: that Gujarat has always been a violent state. He blames the RSS and VHP for the 1969 riots when the truth is completely different but then truth rarely gets in the way of Nandy’s psychoanalyst propaganda. Here’s an immediate example: 

Rioting everywhere is pre-eminently an urban disease. Demographers of riots – from Gopal Krishna to Asghar Ali Engineer, and from P.R. Rajgopalan to Ashutosh Varshney – have shown repeatedly that it is even more so in India.

Really? How “urban” were all those places torn by riots in the wake of the Babri Masjid demolition? How urban were those places in Assam that were engulfed in riots in 1983 under Indira Gandhi’s watch? But such considerations don’t matter to Nandy because his propaganda wants to “prove” that

…the urban middle class in Gujarat is now the most communalised in the country; it has become an active abetter and motivator of communal violence. Sections of it participate in the loot enthusiastically…those that do not often participate in the violence vicariously.

Beginning here, Nandy indulges in an extended orgy of racism against Gujarati Hindus. He does reserve an iota of his racism against Kashmiri and Bengalis Hindus as well.

For the last hundred years or so, the so-called non-martial races of the subcontinent – Bengali babus, Kashmiri Muslims and Gujarati upper castes, for instance – have had a special fascination for violence, particularly if someone else was doing the fighting and risking their lives.

But he singles out Gujarati middle class Hindus because it is after all a hit job on Narendra Modi. Here are some selected racial abuses he heaps on them. They’re plain abuses because Nandy doesn’t provide a single fact to back them up.

  • …Gujarat is now a classic instance of the urban-industrial vision, decomposing and spitting out in a blatant form the violence that the vision has always hidden in its belly.
  • The state has not only been riot-prone but at war with itself.
  • …available data show that riots last longer in Gujarat than in other states – it would be at best a temporary truce. Tension and hatred will persist and both sides will remain prepared for the next round. Gujarat is and will continue to be an arena of civil war for years—This is really the icing in Nandy’s textual venom. Nandy says “available data” but he cites nothing. It’s been 10 years since the riots and Gujarat is the only state where not even a minor communal skirmish has occurred. Will Nandy come out in the open and apologize for this uncalled for prediction? Or does he want riots to occur in Gujarat?
  • But this is probably for the first time after the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 that the entire state machinery, except for some courageous dissenters among the administrators and in the law-and-order machinery, has turned against the minorities.
  • Gujarat disowned Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi long ago. The state’s political soul has been won over by his killers. This time they have not only assassinated him again, they have danced on his dead body, howling with delight and mouthing obscenities. The Gandhians, in response, took out some ineffective peace processions, when they should have taken a public position against the regime and the Nazi Gauleiter ruling Gujarat.

After thus building up his “premise” with racial abuse, Nandy begins to demonise Narendra Modi. Here, he lets his imagination run really wild. His slurs against Modi are as relentless as they’re macabre—all in the name of “informed” commentary. It’s futile to dissect them but it’s good to know of the kind of wretchedness Nandy’s mind is capable of.

Almost nothing reveals the decline and degeneration of Gujarati middle class culture more than its present Chief Minister, Narendra Modi. Not only has he shamelessly presided over the riots and acted as the chief patron of rioting gangs, the vulgarities of his utterances have been a slur on civilised public life. His justifications of the riots, too, sound uncannily like that of Slobodan Milosevic, the Serbian president and mass murderer who is now facing trial for his crimes against humanity….More than a decade ago, when Narendra Modi was a nobody, a small-time RSS pracharak….I had the privilege of interviewing him…but it left me in no doubt that here was a classic, clinical case of a fascist…I came out of the interview shaken and told Yagnik that, for the first time, I had met a textbook case of a fascist and a prospective killer, perhaps even a future mass murderer.

This piece among others, is what the miners and sappers of human misery rely upon on prime time TV, newspapers, NGO and activist publications to abuse Modi at will. This piece is what Nandy himself relies upon when he emits noxious stuff about Modi in Outlook. Psychobabblers like Nandy serve an important but evil function. Your regular newspaper reporter, editor, and oped writer will typically think twice before applying labels like fascist, ethnic cleanser, and mass murderer. People like Ashis Nandy with fancy alphabets suffixed to their names and the respectability that it gives them, supply these slanderous arsenals by couching them in academese. And so Ashis Nandy calls Modi a mass murderer and a fascist, and then an editor quotes him as such, and then some other columnist quotes this editor and then, this columnist is himself quoted by say SAHMAT, and so it goes.

The voices of these professional slanderers have grown faint over the years thanks to the judicial system, and to Modi’s achievements, which are too enormous to ignore. However, people like Ashis Nandy continue to persist. Even Nandy who abused him in the filthiest of terms now finds himself content to ask Modi to repent—although the reference to Nazis remain intact, its edge has been greatly blunted.

Ten years have passed. Those who are still talking about the Gujarat riots today (read: those who still hold Modi guilty) are those who stand most to lose if the riots cases come to a closure. Ashis Nandy happens to be one of them. As for Modi, he’s already proved his mettle as a superb administrator who continues to deliver effective governance, is non-corrupt and has won election after election based on the strength of his performance. Which is also a cause for Ashis Nandy’s angst: Modi doesn’t need the endorsement of phony intellectuals like him because his support comes directly from people cutting across national borders. Which is why Ashis Nandy’s twisted psychoanalyst mind hates all those people who support and endorse Modi.

Which is also why I said he needs treatment pronto. I’m willing to fund it. I heard good things about NIMHANS.

156 comments for “In Which the Racist Psychoanalyst Needs Treatment –Part 2

  1. RockyF
    June 9, 2012 at 12:27 PM


    I have only one handle. Tomorrow you will say I am shivam or siddarth too. Having said this, let me emphasise that I believe in the right wing ideology of Vajpayee and Parrikar not in the fascist intolerant ideology of Modi. Any criticism of Modi, the people here come on like a swarm of bees and talk absolute trash. No one will reply to the questions posed. Look at arvind, it is indeed the party’s pregative to project a leader but what kind of leader. One who has won a landslide recently, has mass appeal, has an agenda where he doesnt discriminate a person based on caste or religion. When there is such a leader why plump for someone whose hands are not clean of the blood of innocents killed in the riots. It is a question I ask to the commentators here and none of you has said why Modi is a better bet than Parrikar or Khanduri?


    He will not be PM because BJP will not win gujarat assembly and RSS will consign him to the place where Joshi has been put now.

  2. nizhal
    June 9, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    its always good to read your comments.. :-)

  3. Anand
    June 9, 2012 at 11:08 AM


    Comrade RockyMenkaLoneTimaRangerF is obsessed and monomaniacal. He is going around the net with a thousand handles, on blogs, Twitter, facebook, Rediff etc, singing the same refrain over and again. He is seeing the writing on the wall — that Modi’s ascendency in 2014 is becoming more and more probable with every passing day. He hates that outcome because he knows middle-class Hindus want Modi at the top and he hates Hindus. Till the other day the chap was expressing glee that Modi had detractors within his own party. Now seeing those detractors eliminated, the fellow is angrily demanding to know why is Modi so “intolerant”. :) I’m amused and entertained by the tricks comrade deploys: it’s like a seeing a desperate dude hit a hundred buttons in panic.

  4. Raj
    June 8, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Sandeep bandhu! plz re-enable the numbering of comments.

  5. Arvind
    June 8, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    RockyF: “If Modi is broad minded and has an inclusive agenda, please tell me why is going hammer and tongs after Joshi?”

    No ordinary voter cares about any internal bickering of politicians. Get a clue! It is the party’s prerogative to project a leader as they see fit. The issue is whether Communists like you get to control every political party and choose leaders in every political party. The answer is NO. That would go against the principle of freedom of association.

    Whether it is Ashis Nandy or you, this is the point you do not understand. If it is not your political party, it is not your business whether they choose Modi or someone else the leader. You are free to vote against him in the general election.

  6. Avinash
    June 8, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    @ RockyF >>>Does our nation want such an intolerant person?>>>if the followers of West Asian Venoms have their way, they would like to get rid of every Pagan/Hathen/Kafir not only from India but from planet earth itself!! Unfortunately there are too many pagans/hathens/kafirs in India and it is not so easy to eliminate them now!!!!!! Btw what makes you think we hold some brief to defend Modi, Bal Thakeray, etc>

  7. RockyF
    June 8, 2012 at 9:31 PM


    If Modi is broad minded and has an inclusive agenda, please tell me why is going hammer and tongs after Joshi? Why cant be broad minded and carry him along instead of putting pressure on gadkari to sack him? Is this a sign of insecurity and megalomania? Infact, this very incident has backfired on Modi because people are asking why is he so vindictive and not have a big heart? Joshi unlike Modi doesnt have a following and neither is he a mass leader so what is the reason for Modi to be so vindictive? Does our nation want such an intolerant person? One who cant even forgive and forget his own partyman? This incident has diminished the stature of Modi further in the eyes of common man.

  8. nizhal
    June 8, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Hai menka,
    why you changed your nick to menka from loneranger?

  9. Arvind
    June 8, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    “Ashis Nandy is someone who is respected all over the world. ”

    Indian Commies are delusional. “all over the world” is a huge stretch of imagination. Sort of like MF Husain was famous “all over the world.” Except that no one in the art world has ever heard of him outside India. His works used to go unsold at Sotheby’s and Christie’s until he joined the Commies in 1990 with his Safdar Hashmi canvas and they helped him become the vehicle for money laundering.

    I’ve been to art auctions in the West and MF Husain’s amateurish works are NOT part of any auction. Even the auctions at London are usually under a special category called “South Asia” or some such thing.

    In India, Ashis Nandy’s only claim to fame is that his brother was the editor of a mainstream magazine that went under. Without Pritish Nandy, Ashis Nandy would be a nobody.

  10. menka
    June 8, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Hmm..Interesting. Sushil Modi, the DY CM of Bihar has now joined the growing chorus against Modi. He has said no individual is bigger than the party and what happened with Joshi was wrong. Quite forthright he is and it is becoming amply clear that people in BJP itself are distancing themselves from Modi and his PR. The reason is very clear that they see 2014 as their best chance to win and to win they need to sideline Modi and dump him. The campaign to oust Modi has started picking up momentum and my understanding is it will reach its feverish pitch at the time of assembly polls. Once he loses the polls, Modi will be asked to resign from BJP and then soon he will be behind bars for his barbaric acts.

  11. menka
    June 8, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    Ashis Nandy is someone who is respected all over the world. Extremely funny that commentators like shanth, ranger, shek etc,. who have no standing in their life and have done nothing of any importance in their lives so far are taking potshots at him. Wonder what kind of sadistic pleasure these people get in bringing down a respected person by talking cheaply. You may or may not agree with his views on Modi but just because he is against Modi doesnt give you any right to badmouth him. You can disagree with him politely but to indulge in name calling like pervert, denied breast feeding etc is very vulgar and cheap.


    99% of people who are Protestants in India are converts and it is demeaning if you have to bracket them as perverts. This upper caste superiority complex which you have is the reason for their conversion in the first place.

  12. shanth
    June 8, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Brilliant unmasking job again. These phoney intellectuals need to be shown their place.

    Does this guy know anything noteworthy about his cultural history?

    Converts are perverts – perversion of history, perversion of culture, perversion of education, perversion of identity, perversion of festivals, perversion of society and the list goes one endlessly.

  13. Arvind
    June 8, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    @RockyF: While no one has opposed Parrikar, you do not have a right to choose the leader of BJP. You already have your political party and have chosen Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury as your leaders. Others are entitled to their freedom of association and to form political parties without interference from Communists. Communists don’t get to control every political party.

    You also do not understand the meaning of the word fascist when you use it against a person who talks of supporting private sector investments. Fascism was the exact opposite and required servitude to the state.

    It is interesting that your rationale for supporting Parrikar is that Catholics got a share of the pie. Shame on you. You may have also noticed that people on this blog (except the likes of you) don’t care for religion of a person as long as the person makes an honest living and they only object to the sense of entitlement that people like you exhibit. BTW, while on the topic of Fascists and Catholics, the Fascist Party was the one which granted the Vatican the status of a state. And Catholics were the ones who were behind the pogrom of Sikhs – Jagdish Tytler, Rajiv Gandhi, PC Alexander, etc.

    The 1984 pogrom should be called the 1984 Inquisition against Sikhs.

  14. seadog4227
    June 8, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Thanks for this great post…how about another on the other loon–Dogvijay Singh!

  15. Ranger
    June 8, 2012 at 7:14 AM

    Sandeep…..the blog looks really cool now….very attractive new look.

  16. mats
    June 7, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    @Cuthbert, Pratish Nandy was once a Rajyasabha member on SS ticket, not now.

  17. Cuthbert Calculus
    June 7, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Hi, I just checked the Rajya Sabha website, and Pritish Nandy is not on the member list (I hope they do update the lists, and not function like other govt deptts!). And the SS has only 4 members, all of whom are from Maharashtra.
    Sno Name Party State
    1 Desai, Shri Anil SS Maharashtra
    2 Dhoot, Shri Rajkumar SS Maharashtra
    3 Raut, Dr. Bharatkumar SS Maharashtra
    4 Raut, Shri Sanjay SS Maharashtr

  18. Anand
    June 7, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    While our pathetic friend Comrade RockyTomatoF is living his life on the net with a gazillion avtars obsessively ranting against Modi like a deranged person, Modi himself is going from strength to strength. :-) A good interview of him in ET today:

  19. RockyF
    June 6, 2012 at 11:36 PM


    Unfortunately for the likes of you are in a minority and the majority knows the truth about a person who has fascist tendencies.


    Tell me what is wrong with Manohar Parrikar? Is he not worthy to be considered?

  20. rv
    June 6, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    @rocky ……….”The last para echoes my thoughts clearly about Modi. That is what is scary about him ” …… better be shit scared ……… burning train with passengers ……. sooner or later fear catches up with the silent admirers of those crimes…….

  21. Kes
    June 6, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    I believe Hindus in India need to play the ‘Gandhian card’ – of peaceful commercial boycott. We will NOT buy any product that is advertised on TV channels such as NDTV, or produced by companies that sponsor propaganda against Hindus.

  22. Avinash
    June 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    @ RockyF, the Rediff report by Shivam Vij (a well known Hindu basher) you mentioned above was based on a study by Abusaleh Shariff. So every one can understand how credible the same is!!!!!

    >>>Chose wisely if you want blooshed or progress>>> is this an open thrat to the kafirs in India?

  23. RockyF
    June 6, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    The above article punctures the theory about growth under Modi in Gujarat. The last para echoes my thoughts clearly about Modi. That is what is scary about him and India being a country of diversity needs a balanced individual who believes in inclusiveness and Indians dont want further partition. This is where Manohar Parrikar scores. His agenda included catholic christians and look how they responded to him. I fault the media because they have not highlighted his achievements. He has done a tremendous job in Goa and BJP needs a person like him to lead the party. From day one on this forum, I have been unequivocally supporting Parrikar because of his broad based agenda and integrity. The country today is in doldrums and the common man needs a soothing balm which can be provided by an individual who believes in diveristy and inclusiveness only. A fascist will further create divisions and there will be bloodshed only. Chose wisely if you want blooshed or progress.

  24. Arvind
    June 6, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    @Indian: You clearly have no clue about (1) Indian politics especially their relation to civil strife (2) nature of Islam.

    Your post is just psychobabble. Did you write this for your masters in Scamnesty International?

  25. Indian
    June 6, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    For the last hundred years or so, the so-called non-martial races of the subcontinent – Bengali babus, Kashmiri Muslims and Gujarati upper castes, for instance – have had a special fascination for violence, particularly if someone else was doing the fighting and risking their lives.
    However, in recent years, this fascination and the search for redemptive violence, which bestows heroic stature by being expiation for one’s own ‘passivity’ and ‘effeminacy’, have often found direct expression in public life.

  26. shek
    June 6, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    great article. ashis nandy -the outpourings of a self hating leftist liberal filled with a deep seated inferiority complex who was probably denied breastfeeding by his mother at infancy now pouring out venomous hatred toward an achiever. how’s that for an analysis ? and i have not even met him like he once met modi and analysed him promptly as a future mass murderer.

  27. Rama
    June 6, 2012 at 7:35 AM

    Avinash, sorry to nit pick here.There is still debate on origin of Homo sapiens
    Have a look at this article and the comment by German Dziebel.
    Sorry for going off topic.
    As usual Sandeep, great piece. I am not sure how men like Ashis Nandy can look himself in the mirror daily. I hope he read this article. Hard to expect him to feel remorse.

  28. mats
    June 6, 2012 at 7:24 AM

    I must thank the author of this article for one thing: the quotes from Nandy’s writings reproduced in this article are real eye-openers. They really show us a keen intellect and an unprejudiced, unafraid mind. Just compare them with the juvenile rubbish served up in this article by its author.

    “…the Right in India, unfortunately, is seen as primarily a xenophobic and racist formation”. How incisive, true. It could not not have been said better.

  29. CC
    June 6, 2012 at 1:04 AM

    Btw Sandeep, just wondering if you have the copyright for all these images in your posts now.

  30. Arvind
    June 5, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    RockyF: “I dont have problems with christians or buddhists. I believe in an inclusive society wherein every citizen has equal rights and is not discriminated due to religion, colour, caste or gotra.”

    This is your problem. Right there you have contradicted yourself. Christianity calls for killing Hindus (Deuteronomy chapters 12 and 13) but you do not have any problem with it.

    We know exactly what your problem is. It is bigotry. You want India to recognize your pope as the head of a state even though it is very idiotic to accord a small church such status. Your definition of tolerance is forcing Hindus to bow to your pope. When this became an issue a few years ago, you Christists were mad as hell that your pope would not be respected.

  31. prachetas
    June 5, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    pot belly drunkard shown his true place…kudos for your analysis

  32. Avinash
    June 5, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    @ nash, it is now more or less proven that modern humanbeings (homo spaien sapien) originated in Africa and spread to other parts of the world. So there are many simlarities in the customs and beliefs of various tribes across the world. Gautama the Buddha had a handicapped Lamb, so also Jesus Christ. Pharoah ordered killing of all male children in Egypt and the same order was issued by Kansa at Dwaraka. So there is no need to stretch our imagination too far.

  33. nash
    June 5, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    to Avinash

    >>>I dont have problems with christians or buddhists>>>>

    the above statement should be seen in a different light.As you are well informed that the christianity had its beginnings in the west asian regions.There was always a suspicion that jesus could not have got those ideas in a flash.West Asia does not have that culture or necessary surroundings to foster this new way.What with missing years of jesus life?Very convinient to insert what they want here.So called experts are now linking and saying that jesus was influenced by the buddhist thoughts.i have read that, there are number of bible versions claiming unique.Some material in the bible is just not right for the modern age and thinking.Since bible was composed by experts at that time and now needs fine tuning because of various factors in the present circumstances.One factor being, people are exposed to various philosophical thoughts and inevitably leads to comparison.The comparison is causing uneasiness to the public in general and the organised religion in particular.The uneasiness for the public being, they have come to realise there are far more better things out there than the the masters of the manipulation are now wanting to link buddhism with christianity.Since bible could be tweaked and buddhist ideas could be incorporated.This would give the bible antiquity and further life.

  34. Anand
    June 5, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Hello RockyLoneMenkaFRanger,

    Long time!

    >>how come Shiv sena gave a ticket to Pritish?

    I see nothing surprising about Hindu parties giving tickets to non-Hindus. There maybe other reasons such as winnability, but communal considerations are not the reason why Hindu parties would deny tickets to non-Hindus. This is natural because Hinduism is a liberal faith, unlike intolerant religions like Islam and Christianity which have to convert others either through violence or bribery. It is precisely “secular” parties like Congress and the Commies who give tickets based on religion, because they want voters to vote based on religion. No wonder then that both parties are the chief instigators of communal riots in India.

    The Shiv Sena’s Hindu nature however, is diluted by its opportunism. It is more closer to Congress in that respect than BJP. Many of its top leaders jumped to the Congress, for example, in search of tickets and ministerial berths. The only time it stood up for innocent Hindus was in 1992-’93, when they were being butchered by Islamists allegedly because the latter’s “religious sentiments” were “hurt” by Babri Masjid demolition. It is for this reason that it is viscerally hated by Commie-Catholic chauvinists who frothed buckets at the mouth in the kangaroo council called Srikrishna Commission.

  35. Avinash
    June 5, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    @ RockyF,

    >>>I dont have problems with christians or buddhists>>>>then what makes you think Bal Thakeray has got some problem?

    Btw why are clubbing Buddhists with the Christians? The Buddhists are also Pagans/Hathens/Kafirs so far as the followers of West Asian Venoms are concerned!!!!!

  36. Arvind
    June 5, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    RockyF: “Isnt shiv sena a hinduvta party?”

    This shows you have been completely brainwashed after watching NDTV and have no ability for original thinking. SS was always a party of Marathi chauvinists and extortionists. At various times, they have targeted various groups such as Tamils, Biharis, Sikhs, Muslims, Gujaratis and Hindus/Jains. They have also been allied with Congress and people like the brother of the bigot Ashis Nandy.

    Of course, as a brainwashed person, you know only to parrot whatever the NDTV anchor feeds your brain cells.

  37. Arvind
    June 5, 2012 at 7:19 PM


    Like others have pointed out, you can ask Bal Thackeray to get an answer. Another option is to ask your bishop, but I’ll give you the answer on why SS gave Pritish Nandy a ticket. Here is the answer: Birds of a feather flock together.

  38. Malavika
    June 5, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Ashish Nandy clearly internalized Semitic racism that pagans/heathen are inferior and ‘less human’ than the divinely ordained ‘believers’. Nothing else explains his rabid Hinduphobia. By the way the Church was very much involved in the genocide in Rwanda. Is it any surprise that Nandy has all the venom for Hindu Gujarati but not a word about the Christian clergy’s involvement in the genocide.

    First, Ashish Nandy must go on a pilgrimage to Amarnath, KAshi, Kailash, Badri and perform penance before he can ask any Hindu to atone.

    The fact that likes of Ashish Nandy, A.Roy , Tsetelvad etc are given prime space in the DDM(Desi dork media) does not make them ‘intellectual’. In fact one should be more circumspect of those who are ‘chosen’ by the MSM.

    Also, DDM is fast losing its credibility.

  39. Jooske
    June 5, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Thanks for the new format and links in different colour,and the headings on the top

  40. Jooske
    June 5, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    What a fantastic two part piece.I like this from the first part:

    “If he can’t logically respond to Arun Shourie, he simply brands him a “blood-curdling nationalist.” The conclusion is unmistakable: Ashis Nandy doesn’t allow Hindus to have genuine grievances and preempts anybody who voices those grievances by branding them as rabid nationalists, extremists, Nazis, and so on.”

    Lot of of them find it diffcult to argue with Shourie or Elst so the name calling starts.

    Logic is also one of their weak points.

  41. RV
    June 5, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    @ RockyF why sidestep the issue- dont shift the goal post from asish to pritish- even varun gandhi now belongs to BJP while his cousin runs congi party

  42. RockyF
    June 5, 2012 at 3:29 PM


    I dont have problems with christians or buddhists. I believe in an inclusive society wherein every citizen has equal rights and is not discriminated due to religion, colour, caste or gotra. Since you have issues on conversion and Modi bashing, you need to ask Shiv sena about it.

  43. K.P.
    June 5, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    You know there’s only so much that people can take, even those as inherently conflict-shy as Hindus. But those with a high tolerance threshold may also be the most explosive and inexorable when the line is finally crossed. Anti-Hindu scum like Nandy and his pet cockroaches like RockyF can push and push and prod and provoke – let them. But when the resentment builds to the point that a reaction is inevitable, their demented worlds will come to an abrupt and permanent end. Bring it on.

  44. Avinash
    June 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    RockyF, why don’t you ask this question directly to Mr.Bal Thakeray? He is the right person to give you a satisfactory answer.

  45. RockyF
    June 5, 2012 at 2:04 PM


    Why are you giving me that info? My question was since you and your friends here seem to be rabidly anti-christian how come Shiv sena gave a ticket to Pritish? Didnt your friends here oppose it? Perhaps nitha could have given that info to Bal thackeray.

  46. Avinash
    June 5, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    @ RockyF, this is info from Wiki>>>Pritish Nandy was born in Bhagalpur in the state of Bihar in eastern India to a Bengali Christian family. He is the son of Satish Chandra Nandy and Prafulla Nalini Nandy, and brother of Ashis Nandy and Manish Nandy. He was educated at La Martiniere College and, briefly at Presidency College in Kolkata. Nandy’s mother was a teacher at La Martiniere Calcutta and subsequently became the school’s first Indian vice principal.

  47. RockyF
    June 5, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    If I am not mistaken, Pritish Nandy was a member of RS representing Shiv sena. Isnt shiv sena a hinduvta party? If so, how did they give ticket to the brother of a chrisitan man? Apart from this, my only comment on the post is nothing wrong in asking for forgiveness as everyone is human and bound to commit mistakes.

  48. CC
    June 5, 2012 at 4:25 AM

    Great post exposing this Ashish Nandy character. I hope he gets to read this post and introspects on his reprehensible behavior.

  49. Amit
    June 5, 2012 at 1:25 AM

    Ashis Nady’s intellectual vacuity was exposed in panel discussions with S.N. Balgangadhara and Jakob De Roover et al, which were held under the aegis of “Rethinking Religion in India” conference. In addition to his addled thinking, Nandy seems to display cognitive dissonance as well.

  50. Jay
    June 4, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Epic blogposts Sandeep bandhu both of them. Koti-koti dhanyavaad for exposing this cretin. His hatred against Hindus reminds me of another demented mind – John Dayal.

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