Marxist-Sociologist Nutjob Wanks off on the Pages of the Madras Marxist Rag

This piece was published on Centre Right India yesterday. Comments and criticism welcome as always.

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Thank God I am not in Madras. If I were, my hands would’ve gotten dirty the moment I flipped to that bilious page of the Madras Mount Road Marxist Rag. It is fitting indeed that this vile piece of textual masturbation was published in the Hindu. Okay. It’s technically not dirt. It’s technically a semen stain. And the said stain happens to belong to a certain bearded, sexually-frustrated, impotent Delhi University Marxist nutjob named Sanjay Srivastava.

Okay, I suppose I’ve grossed you out enough. To confess, that was the purpose. If the preceding paragraph has grossed you out, it’s nothing compared to Sanjay Srivastava’s 1179 word-long wanking off on the pages of a mainstream Marixst newspaper. Surely, my textual description of Sanjay’s wanking off pales in comparison. You don’t believe me?

Read on.

Sanjay Srivastava calls himself a professor of Sociology but writes a de rigueur piece containing all the perversions of the Marxist “view” of things. Indeed, his piece is a near-perfect rendering of the Marxist Sociology Template. To wit, look how he gets it so thoroughly wrong bang in the first six words where he claims that “Sexual crimes derive from social attitudes.” If we take this sociology-pervert’s reasoning to its logical conclusion, this statement will mean that at some point in the history of every culture and civilization, rape was an acceptable social attitude. The more commonsense, logically tenable explanation is this: not just sexual crimes but pretty much all crime derives from basic human impulses, the selfsame Seven Deadly Sins, or the Arishadvargas (Six Enemies). Indeed, the legal system of any country is designed to punish the various behavioural manifestations of these sins. And so it goes without saying that accepting this age-old wisdom will be detrimental to Sanjay’s hitjob. Equally, this will also prove to be a huge obstacle in his poisonous attempt to castrate Indian men.

But more fundamentally, Sanjay Srivastava is just another non-entity in that long line of Marxist academic (and media) toadies whose project of destroying ancient Indian values and everything Indians hold dear and sacred went on unimpeded for over four decades. About 10 years ago, Praful Bidwai, the once-prominent Pinko had indulged in a more violent form of masturbation in Frontline, that other extreme Left and sister publication of the Hindu. There, he contended that the Sangh Parivar and Hindutva as an ideology is fascist because its members are sexually repressed. And so when Sanjay Srivastava blames the rapes occurring in India on Indian masculinity, we know instantly that he’s a watered down version of Bidwai. Where Bidwai spews his Marxist toxin against just the Sangh Parivar, Srivastava applies it to all Indian men. The whole “culture of masculinity” and other supporting balderdash is merely a cover to abuse Indian culture and the amazing men it produced. This basically is both the vile essence and intent of his poisonous piece.

And so he sets about doing this by trashing commonsense and holding theory supreme over both commonsense and logical reasoning. Apart from those Six Deadly Opening Words, here’s what he says:

Gender is always a relationship between women, men (and other genders)..

Really? Gender simply means the aspect or the distinction of being male or female. Used in the plural, it includes both the masculine and the feminine genders. But to Srivastava’s jaundiced eyes, it appears as a “relationship.” Even worse, he has more than two genders. Even granting a gender to eunuchs (what’s the politically correct, fancy term for a eunuch?), one fails to understand where the fourth gender comes from. Oh wait, it is a garden variety compost called Sanjay Srivastava. But this is how the Marxist Method works. The best way to understand the Marxist method of “discourse” is by examining specific phrases and keywords it uses. This is the reason I said Sanjay’s piece is a near-perfect illustration of the Marxist Sociology Template.

…there is more urgent need than ever to think about the cultures of masculinity in India… Now, more than ever, we require an understanding of masculine cultures that is informed by feminist methods and perspectives…unless we have a sense of how boys are socialised as men… masculinity refers to the socially produced ways of being male…. certain aggressive models of masculinity become dominant.. crucial to the study of masculine identities… the possibility of foregrounding alternative models of masculinity…. highlight certain regressive tendencies… masculinity of spaces and institutions… a direct connection between girls’ education and women’s empowerment…Inadequate measure of women’s autonomy condone gender hierarchies contexts of a great deal of jingoistic celebrations…. examination of such rituals of male-worship.

Next time you read any piece, do keep a lookout for these and similar terminology and phrasing. At the very least, they violate logic, obfuscate even the lexical meanings, and rebel against commonsense.

But Sanjay Srivastava is indeed a little too late in the day. His tripe about “masculinity” is at least 50 years old. His entire piece reads like a pretty good submission of the homework he was assigned to by the present-day bosses of the wretched Frankfurt School. Indeed, it is Adorno, Benjamin, Marcuse and Horkheimer all rolled into one and applied to the Indian context. And needless, it is as vile, and as perverted as the original, which was applied in the Western context. And indeed, one of the foundational aims of the Frankfurt School was to rob Man of his Masculinity, a project which became successful beyond its wildest dreams. The breakup and destruction of the Family, aggressive Feminism, the various victimhood narratives, the ever-new and ever-expanding categories of Oppressed units, sub-units, and sub-sub-units is the singular gift of the noxious theories propounded by the Frankfurt School. Needless, this noxiousness was wholesale imported by the Indian Marxist slaves of the more powerful Western Marxists.

While the poisonous “research” emanating from Frankfurt School is pretty polished, moronic tools like Sanjay Srivastava can’t even approach a semblance of reasonableness let alone polish. Here’s a ridiculous assertion with absolutely no context, and no premises whatsoever:

A great deal of neglect of masculinity as an object of study lies in the celebratory ways in which we have tended to understand Indian nationalism which — in its reactions to colonial rule — produced a deeply masculine culture of modernity.

Again a textbook rendition of the Frankfurt School’s castration theories. The violent success of Communism in Russia in early 20th Century met a dark failure when the workers of the world fought for their own motherlands instead of rallying for the Communist Cause during both World Wars. This was the first and the biggest failure of the global Jihad the Communists had envisaged. Thus was born the Frankfurt School which traced the cause for this failure to the Family as a near-indivisible unit with the Man of the House at its head. Which is what led to their project of destroying the Family by chopping off the Man’s balls, by painting him as aggressive, barbaric, and the primordial oppressor of women. As we see in our own times, we can’t even use the word “he” in a generic sense without feeling guilty or scared of being accused of being misogynists. And so there’s nothing original or terribly insightful in Srivastava’s pathetic attempt at trying to link masculinity with nationalism and colonialism in the Indian context. Hell, I doubt if even Sanjay Srivastava’s puke isn’t borrowed puke. However, if this were a standalone assertion, it’d have lacked the arsenal for provocation. And so in the tried-and-failed Marxist method, he abuses one of the most revered figures in this country, Swami Vivekananda.

Colonialism did not, of course, invent Indian masculinities, but it did help to cement and highlight certain regressive tendencies within it. Swami Vivekananda’s masculine photographic-pose was only one aspect of the cult of masculinity encouraged and tolerated by nationalism.

Look what Srivastava accomplishes in this extraordinarily sly line: (i) he “concludes” that Indian “masculinities” (sic) has “regressive tendencies” without bothering to show what those tendencies are and why and how they are regressive (ii) based on this non-proof, he also “concludes” that Swami Vivekananda is a mascot of those regressive tendencies and (iii) and Indian nationalism is similarly regressive because it encourages people like Swami Vivekananda.

Classic spit and run. This is the only mention of Swami Vivekananda in the entire putrid piece. There was no necessity for Srivastava to bring him in in the first place but now that he’s taken Swami’s name, he doesn’t dwell any further on him. The reason isn’t far to seek.

It’s self-evident that Marxists hate everything that’s decent and do everything in their power to discredit it at first and then try and uproot it completely. And so it is with Swami Vivekananda, the figure whose popularity and inspiration has endured for 150 years. He’s the only leader, saint, spiritualist, philosopher, and nationalist whose appeal cuts across all social strata. His speeches, writings, travels, indeed, his entire life provided inspiration for the Indian freedom struggle. Unapologetic, uncompromising, and unafraid, he taught Hindus to be proud of their heritage at a time when they were weary and diffident thanks to hundreds of years of relentless all-round attacks. He made entire generations of men and women who fashioned their lives after him. His so-called “masculinity” has a simpler word: courage. Courage born out of an indomitable will to call a spade a spade, to lead decent, fulfilling lives, to sacrifice one’s all in the service of noble ideals, and to show no mercy in opposing injustice. Since our Marxists are naturally, severely allergic to all of these, Swami Vivekananda becomes their prime target for muckraking. However, while they succeeded in throwing crap at lesser folks, they’ve continued to fare miserably where the Swami is concerned. Like fire, everybody and everything who dared invoke his name in vain were turned to ashes. The best example of this is the story of what happened to our poisonous Pinkos when they tried to say less than flattering things about him in forums other than their in-house pamphlets. And so it is now. The enormous ball of outrage that exploded on Twitter and elsewhere online is just the latest manifestation of said turning to ashes. Indeed, a group of well-meaning and nationalistic folks are taking out a protest march against the Hindu on January 7, 2013. But poor Sanjay Srivastava is no match for the foul-mouthed scholar, the rabid Meera Nanda who had similarly tried to abuse Swami Vivekananda and couldn’t get away with it. And so too shall be the fate of Sanjay Srivastava. He’s already gotten one solid dose right here on CRI.

He then turns next to abuse festivals like Karva Chauth. His deviant brain naturally views it only as a “ritual of male-worship,” which needs a “significant public examination,” meaning the destruction of Karva Chauth. Of course, if you go out looking for shit, you will find it everywhere. Including inside your own head. Like most other Indian festivals, Karva Chauth works at several levels, the family being the primary level in this case. What Sanjay cleverly hides is the fact that there’s no imposition on the wife to observe a fast on Karva Chauth. What Sanjay also doesn’t mention is the fact that thousands of husbands also fast to show solidarity, and respect for the wife who observes it. What message does this send to the children about how they should treat their own husbands and wives after they get married? What kind of “masculinity” do such husbands exhibit, Mr. Sanjay? Besides, why do depraved folks like Sanjay Srivastava get all riled up because some women choose to show love and respect for their partners in this manner? Why do you froth at the mouth because some people choose to preserve their traditions? Who gave you the Divine Right to command an “examination” of these traditions? Who gave you the Absolute Authority to proclaim that such festivals are evil? And what makes you the arbiter of what is the Ideal masculine or feminine?

And therein lies the crux: this whole assumption by the Marxists of the role of an Agent of Change and the Sole Judge of good and evil in society. You take any Marxist trash, and you’ll invariably find this mindset dictating said trash.

Sanjay Srivastava’s rabid rant about “aggressive masculinity” and related nonsense is just a front. His real target is nationalism and deep-rooted Indian values. It’s pretty clear that he blames Indian culture—a culture that actually encourages the worship of feminity—for the incidents of rape that have occurred in the nation including the ghastly one on December 23, 2012.

The so-called “masculinity” that Srivastava disparages, doesn’t even exist in the Indian conception. Indians have celebrated Kshatra or the righteous warrior spirit in a man as a value that needs to be both upheld and celebrated. One aspect of Kshatra also happens to be the protection and preservation of the honour and dignity of women. It is regarded as a sacred duty in the performance of which the man should give up his life if necessary. And it’s not just the man. Indian history is replete with examples of women who embodied this spirit. What does that tell us about women’s empowerment? What’s more empowering than fighting for and living a life in the service of an ideal? The fact that Sanjay Srivastava abuses this value by couching it in clever-by-half terms like “aggressive masculinity” is a great testimony to how twisted his mind is.

Oh! There’s a reason I mentioned semen in the beginning. This selfsame Sanjay Srivastava’s CV is a torrent of academic pornography. Here’s the complete list of his books and research papers. One essay is entitled “Introduction: Semen, History, Desire, and Theory.” I kid you not. Another is worse: Semen Anxiety. Pardon my English but what the fuck is a Semen Anxiety? Wait! We know what it is: Semen Anxiety is the Hindu piece he wrote. Semen Anxiety is the textual spilling of Sanjay Srivastava’s perpetual, existential anxiety, the kind of anxiety that makes him take matters into his own hands at all times. It is the result of his anxiety, the result of the doubt that torments him every waking moment: am I a Man?

28 comments for “Marxist-Sociologist Nutjob Wanks off on the Pages of the Madras Marxist Rag

  1. vasudev
    February 10, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Freedom in India was achieved not only through political struggle , but also through bringing reforms in religious practices, social – economic areas also. Swami Vivekananda was one of few outstanding personalities of 19th Century India to revive the chivalrous spirit of Ancient India to combat the “mlechhas” and he was also a rare person who culminated in himself the two strands . While he was knowledgeable of the modern world and well acquainted with modern thought , he also imbibed in himself the core of Hindu spirit . All these marxists will , therefore , pale before him when it comes to knowledge and spirit . What an irony : while marxism has been forgotten as a doctrine in the place of its birth within 70 years and it is remembered for mass massacre, suppression of individual liberty , bleeding economy behind only , Swamiji is remembered even after 150 years and his institution still is enduring . Can a single marxist be a match to him in looks, depth of knowledge and understanding and spirit of the times. By the way, what is role of these marxists in our freedom struggle.

  2. January 13, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    @ravi,

    Christianity and Communism are in its origin an Caucasian religion. Everyone not a Caucasian who is a Christian is a convert. Christianity and Communism are not simply a matter of conscience or private belief. It makes imperial demands. A convert’s worldview alters. His/her holy places are in foreign alien lands. His/her sacred language is Latin. His/her idea of history alters. He/she rejects his own: he becomes, whether He/she likes it or not, a part of the Caucasian story. The convert has to turn away from everything that is His/her.
    Sanjay Srivastava is a tool in their hand .

  3. som
    January 13, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Famines in British India between 1765 and 1947 Year Name of famine (if any) British territory [1]769–70 Great Bengal Famine Bihar, Northern and Central Bengal 10 million[2] (about one third of the then population of Bengal 1783–84 Chalisa famine Delhi, Western Oudh, Eastern Punjab region, Rajputana, and Kashmir Severe famine. Large areas were depopulated. Up to 11 million people may have died during the years 1782–84.
    [2]1791–92 Doji bara famine or Skull famine Hyderabad, Southern Maratha country, Deccan, Gujarat, and Marwar One of the most severe famines known. People died in such numbers that they could not be cremated or buried. It is thought that 11 million people may have died during the years 1788–94 [3]1837–38 Agra famine of 1837–38 Central Doab and trans-Jumna districts of the North-Western Provinces (later Agra Province), including Delhi and Hissar 800,000 [4]1860–61 Upper Doab of Agra; Delhi and Hissar divisions of the Punjab Eastern Rajputana 2 million [5]1865–67 Orissa famine of 1866 Orissa (also 1867) and Bihar; Bellary and Ganjam districts of Madras 1 million (814,469 in Orissa, 135,676 in Bihar and 10,898 in Ganjam)
    [6]1868–70 Rajputana famine of 1869 Ajmer, Western Agra, Eastern Punjab Rajputana 1.5 million (mostly in the princely states of Rajputana)
    [7]1873–74 Bihar famine of 1873–74 Bihar An extensive relief effort was organized by the Bengal government. [8]1876–78 Great Famine of 1876–78 (also Southern India famine of 1876–78) Madras and Bombay Mysore and Hyderabad . 6.1 to 10.3 million [9]1888–89 Ganjam, Orissa and North Bihar 150,000 deaths [10]Ganjam. Deaths were due to starvation as famine relief was not provided in time.
    [11]1896–97 Indian famine of 1896–97 Madras, Bombay Deccan, Bengal, United Provinces, Central Provinces Northern and eastern Rajputana, parts of Central India and Hyderabad 5 million
    [12]1899–1900 Indian famine of 1899–1900 Bombay, Central Provinces, Berar, Ajmer Hyderabad, Rajputana, Central India, Baroda, Kathiawar, Cutch, 1 million [13]1905–06 Bombay Bundelkhand 235,062 [14]1943–44 Bengal famine of 1943 Bengal 4.5 million.

  4. January 13, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    The Guptas had ruled north India for about 200years [250 A.D to 550 A.D.] . Political unity, economic prosperity and extraordinary progress in every aspect of life under the Guptas were prevalent. The Gupta period had witnessed great prosperity, owing to the flourishing trade, agriculture and industry. Prosperity due to Roman trade, which began in the Kushana period, continued till the early reign of the Guptas. The Saka Satraps of western India continued trade with the west after the fall of the Kushans. Chandragupta II had conquered Malwa and Saurashtra, by overthrowing the Saka rulers had established direct link of the Guptas in India with Roman trade.

    Trade and Commerce during Gupta Empire
    The peace and prosperity prevailing in the age gave a great impetus to inter-provincial and inter-state trade. To cover them federations of guilds were also organised as evident from the seals found at Basarh, the ancient Vaishali. These guilds sometimes did manage the finances of temples and offered monetary help to the government. Partnership transactions were common. Some of these guilds had their own militia to protect the person, property and merchandise of their members. Varieties of cloth, food-grains, spices, salt, bullion and precious stones were the main articles of trade. The trade was both by land and by river. Principal towns like Ujjain, Prayaga, Banaras, Gaya, Pataliputra and others were connected by roads. Goods were transported by carts and by pack-animals. River Ganga, the Brahmaputra River, the Narmada River, the Godavari River, the Krishna River and the Kaveri River were of great help for smooth trade. Ships were built. Tamralipti the modern Tamlik was a major port of Bengal and carried on an extensive trade with China, Ceylon, Java and Sumatra. The southern ports carried on extensive trade with the Eastern Archipelago, China and Western Asia. The items that were mainly exported were pearls, precious stones, clothes, perfumes, spices, indigo, drugs, coconuts and ivory articles. The main items of imports were gold, silver, copper, tin, lead, silk, camphor, dates and horses. The main items of natural wealth were rice, wheat, sugarcane, jute, oilseeds, cotton, jowar, bajra, spices, betel nuts and medicinal drugs, products of forests and mines of precious stones. Textile industry was the major industry. Then other crafts and industries like sculpture, inlaying, ivory work, painting and ship-building sprang up. Living was thus very cheap in the Gupta period. The Gupta government had laid down various laws and regulations for smooth flow of trade, which also had influenced the economic life of the Guptas. The Smritis or law books had laid down the principle that it was royal duty to encourage trade and arts. the Guptas had also laid down various regulations on trade. It was said that imported commodities should be taxed at the rate of 1/5th of the value as a toll.

    Agriculture during Gupta Empire
    Agriculture was not at all neglected during the Gupta period in spite of the spread of trade. Agriculture held a significant place in the economic life of the people during the Gupta period. Agriculture was the main occupation of the masses during that time. There was no modern zamindari system like that practiced in Bengal or Uttar Pradesh. The tenants of a landlord not tilling the lands received 33 to 50 percent of the gross produce as their share. Land was regarded as a very valuable piece of property and it could be transferred only with the consent of the fellow-villagers or with the permission of the village or town council. Paddy, wheat, fruits, sugarcane, bamboo was cultivated in the cultivable lands. Land revenue was collected from various categories of land. State also owned fields of cultivable land in various villages which was known as Rajayavastu. The state would take over a land if there is no eligible heir or if the land tax was not paid. The land actually remained as a hereditary to the family of the grantee, though the king had direct control over that land

    The economic prosperity reacted in Indian culture and gave the people time and leisure to cultivate the finer arts of life. The Gupta kings also took special care of irrigation purposes for the promotion of agricultural economy in the Gupta kingdom. Thus during the Gupta period, trade and agriculture both had achieved a thriving prosperity, which promoted economic life of the people, thereby attaining material prosperity.

  5. som
    January 13, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    @Y
    “Britishers snatched India from Muslims in connivance with Hindu baniyas” — this is the argument very often heard in Pakistan and some Muslim circles in India.
    Well,in a map of India of 1760. As one can see, most of India is under the control of the Marathas. Bengal by this time was captured by the British through the battles of Buxar and Plassey. So what exactly were those haemorrhagic disease victimising area in 1760? They were holding only the area which is now Pakistan (Sindh, Multan, Lahore, Kashmir), Awadh (today’s eastern UP) and Nizam’s dominion in the south. That is all. (Mysore state was ruled by the Hindu Wodeyars.)
    Those sudden, brutal and merciless were esentially ruling only 25 percent of Indian land, while Marathas were ruling 60 percent. Soon Maharaja Ranjeet Singh also conquered entire modern-day Pakistan, thus further shrinking the land under Muslim rule drastically. Combined with Marathas and Sikhs, the Indic faiths were ruling 90 percent of India. So what is this hogwash about Muslism taking India from the British?
    If Goras had not arrived on the scene, Hindus and Sikhs would have retaken the whole of India in another 30 years, thus winning the civilisational war that was started by the Afghan and Arab Muslims when they invaded Hindus in their own homeland, carrying their “true god / false god” ideology with them.
    The fight for India was between Marathas and the John Company (as East India Company was often called). In fact, Marathas were ruling from the Red Fort in Delhi and the Mughal emperor was recieving a pension from them.
    The battle for Delhi and the tradional seat of Mughal power was fought between Maratha army and British army (led by general Gerard Lake) on the banks of the Yamuna river. It is called the Battle of Patparganj. A memorial to this battle erected by the British government still exists inside the Noida golf course.
    Now,it is clear that if I Britishers had not arrived on the scene ,Indians would have enjoyed under their own rule, not under “Brown Sahibs”The coutry would not witnessed the destabilized education system and country’s wealth not drained .
    Sanjay Srivastava’s story generated from this story of despair.

  6. January 13, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    @ravi,
    Supporting your view,read this statement:
    “India has been a wounded civilization because of Islamic violence: Pakistanis know this; indeed they revel in it. It is only Indian Nehruvians like Romila Thapar who pretend that Islamic rule was benevolent. We should face facts: Islamic rule in India was at least as catastrophic as the later Christian rule. The Christians created massive poverty in what was a most prosperous country; the Muslims created a terrorized civilization out of what was the most creative culture that ever existed.”

    – V. S. Naipaul

  7. January 13, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    @Y
    India’s statistics peaked in the mid 1500s and by 1700 Aurangzeb India was financially bankrupt, 500% hyper inflation, Wootz Steel was vanishing, Textiles were erratic, there were war famines, the Great Trunk Road was covered by jungle, there was no infrastructure, the Mughal port was in ruins, land taxes were 50%, the Mughals were squandering between 1/3 and 1/2 of the GNP, and India along with China and the Islamic countries, South America, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, and Italy were bottoming or flat lined as Great Divergence countries of the North and West including UK and USA and North Europe were exploding into hyper economic activity. Colonies were a byproduct of the Great Divergence. USA and Canada and many of the Great Divergence Countries did not have colonies. UK is a target only because the Great Divergence happened in Holland and then the UK first. USA and Canada and Nordic countries and then Germany and France followed. The Great Divergence walloped India. By 1857 all of the Great Divergence countries were walloping India.

    Statistics also show India had some of the lowest wages since the 1500s and continued to suffer from low wages because of over population and high energy costs which made it cheaper for people to exploit desperate poor than invest in industry or education which pre- EIC actually outlawed. Mathus over population theory shows India was trapped by too many people who ate up the GNP. The Great Divergence countries invested in quality of people and the negative Great Divergence countries invested in quantity of people. And by 1857 India was ahead of China howbeit far behind Great Divergence countries. So you have to see the global picture. Positive Great Divergence countries also did not have slaves or serfs or ryots which India did.All negative Great Divergence countries had slaves or serfs or riots. Ditto pressure against education, bad treatment of women, and social religious pressures against upheaval or uppity ambition. All of this apparently impacts the Great Divergence. No one exactly knows why.

    Study the statistics. UK was riding the Great Divergence. India was infected by negative Great Divergence. It was a world wide economic event. No one chopped off thumbs. No one had to.

    The Industrial Revolution wiped out artisan industries destabilized by Aurangzeb’s rule and then another 100 years of princely wars.
    And the Mughals never finish any infrastructure except forts, palaces, mosques, tombs, and wars. by 1702 Aurangzeb was buying Western cannon and gunpowder despite both originally being Indian expert products.
    Why?
    That is a key question believe it or not. And he never payed for famine relief.

    The Great Divergence (When the price of an asset and an indicator, index or other related asset move in opposite directions. In technical analysis, traders make transaction decisions by identifying situations of divergence, where the price of a stock and a set of relevant indicators, such as the money flow index (MFI), are moving in opposite directions)the USA as well as UK can be scapegoated alike being top of the Great Divergence but statistics tell the real story.

    Sanjay Srivastava’s story generated from this story of despair.

  8. som
    January 13, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    @Y
    66% of Rajistanis are raped in one form of the other. About half the population of the large cities live on the sidewalks. Of those 50% are the victims of sexual exploitation.The Hindu (newspaper) reports that 6 out of 100 children in Rajasthan are sexually exploited and 50 per cent of the perpetrators areknown to the children; 39 per cent of girls living on pavements are sexually exploited before the age of 10; 63 per cent of school-going girls are exploited by their own family members and relatives.
    It’s Bollywood where they glorify rape that is the real culprit!!
    Young and impressionable minds see nothing but rape,lust and illicit relations on screen then imitate their so called role models in real life.
    The songs like “Aye kiya bolti tou,aati kiya khandala” are the epitome of this phenomenon which is brain washing young minds and the results are there for all to see.

  9. Y
    January 12, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Raksha Bandhan, (the bond of protection) or Rakhi is a Hindu festival primarily observed in India, Mauritius and Nepal, which celebrates the relationship between brothers (shaurya), cousins and sisters(shreya). It is also called Rakhi Purnima in most of India.
    It is also celebrated in some parts of Pakistan.
    The festival is observed by Hindus, and some Sikhs.
    The central ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi (sacred thread) by a sister on her brother’s wrist. This symbolizes the sister’s love and prayers for her brother’s well-being, and the brother’s lifelong vow to protect her.
    The festival falls on the full moon day (Shravan Poornima) of the Shravan month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar.
    One Islamic Scholar believes that Raksha Bandhan grew in popularity after Rani Karnavati, the widowed queen of Chittor, sent a rakhi to the Mughal emperor Humayun when she required his help.
    Unrelated boys and men who are considered to be brothers (munh-bola bhai or adopted brothers) can be tied rakhis, provided they commit to a lifelong obligation to provide protection to the woman or girl.
    Is it so-called “masculinity” that Srivastava disparages???
    Sanjay Srivastava’s real target is nationalism and deep-rooted Indian values.
    It’s pretty clear that he blames Indian culture—a culture that actually encourages the worship of feminity.

  10. January 12, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    The Hindu is back, indulging in skulduggery. Praveen Swamy, in an article “Runaway grandmother sparked savage skirmish on LoC” shamelessly tried to blame Run away grandma, IA constructing bunkers. Trying to deflect the blame from PA. This runaway grandma left in Sept 2011. And in his rebuttal he claims:

    “However, the rest of the Defence Ministry clarification makes little sense. It states that “as per the article, 70-year-old Reshma Bi had crossed the Line of Control on 26 September, 2011.” There is no such claim in the article. It in fact states that she crossed the Line of Control on September 11, 2012. That means there were barely six weeks between her departure and the firing, not sixteen months.”

    According to the article the grandma left in 2012 and according to IA and MOD she left in Sept, 2011.

    The Chidu and Praveen swamy are liars, more over Praveen does not disclose the names of ‘sources’ which told him this fiction but names a Brigadier who according to Swamy is responsible for increased tension.

    Shame on people who pay for this Hinduphobic traitorous rag.

  11. Roshan
    January 11, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Congratulations on having discovered The Hindu. I stopped reading this rag a long time ago. At least with TOI, HT, Pioneer etc, you know that their news has a politicial bias. The Hindu poses as an intellectual and neutral paper. It is anything but. Good neutral articles which appear in The Hindu are few and far between.

  12. JayKumar
    January 11, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    After reading this article by The Hindu, I already cancelled my The Hindu subscription.

  13. g
    January 11, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    @shanth: “Many are organizing groups to encourage people in Chennai to boycott the house of Hindu publications.”

    This is the only thing that will work. Surprisingly the only thing that hurts these gareebi-touting leftist hate-mongers is when the money starts to dry up. The Hindu business house needs to go bankrupt before they will stop targeting Hindus. Incidentally Kasturi and sons had set up the paper supporting the British imperialists. Traitors then and traitors now. Vote with your notes people. Apology is not enough. Please stop pouring money into the coffers of these anti-Hindu rakshasas

  14. Abu Hamza
    January 11, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    A small discovery Sandeep. In Sita Ram Goel’s “How I became a Hindu” (chapter: Nightmare of Nehruvism), there is this para:

    (from:

    “The country was at war with Red China soon after my seventeenth article appeared. I was being harassed by the Government. As soon as the first shots were fired on the northern border, I discovered that an intelligence man was following me wherever I went. He stood outside my office when I was there, and outside my home fill late in the nights. One day, a friend informed me that I might get arrested very soon. He said that a rabid Nehruite had seen me sitting in the Coffee House, and wondered why an “anti government person like Goel” was going scott free. He was a minor fry at that time but quite close to the establishment. Later on, he became a Minister in Indira Gandhi’s Government, and our ambassador in Moscow. Recently, he was an important Minister in the Janata Dal Government of Shri V.P. Singh. I had been told by one of his classmates in Lahore that he was a card carrying Communist in pre Partition days. I could very well understand why he felt annoyed with me. He was one of that mob which had been riding on Mao’s bandwagon when I was writing against the monster. I reminded the likes of him of their traitorous ways, and they felt uncomfortable whenever they saw me. But they were still in power, and I was nobody. I thought it wise not to annoy him. I stopped going to the Coffee House. I did not want to be in jail.”

    The eminent persona being referred to here is none other than the late I.K. Gujral. One sees these eminences for what they really are, cut down to earth, when seen in the proper perspective.

  15. Rajiv
    January 11, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    It is a comedy in kerala , where you could see pictures and cut-outs of swami vivekanda erected with title of CPM and DYFI during their party functions! will they accept those days as a historic blunder for those imperative remarks against him when he was alive ? same with Subhash chandra bose and other social reformers . Sandeep, if possible could you please put some light on this subject with a post?

  16. Srikanth V
    January 10, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    To hell with Sanjay Srivastava and his tribe. “Intellectuals” like him with no regard for our tradition and values should be condemned. These morons are dangerous and harmful for the health of our nation.

    Very well written article, Sandeep. Hats off to you.Jai Hind.

  17. SB
    January 10, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    I wrote the following reply to that sick comment at the Hindu which doesn’t seem to get posted:
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    “Its sad that flak from the religious right was able to make a newspaper as principled and ethical as The Hindu to run for cover.”

    It’s sad that protests against something utterly distateful and untrue, like using Swami Vivekananda’s photograph when the whole nation is shocked by the violent incident in Delhi, is seen as reactions from the “religious right”.

    This is an indication that if I were to stand up for my tradition and religion, I would be pigeonholed into the “religious right” category.

    Perhaps this is what irks protesters like myself more.

    By the way, Mr. Arjun, there was neither anything “hard hitting” nor “relevant” in that juvenile insinuation filled article.

  18. SB
    January 10, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Even though the Hindu has apologized or this piece of crap, one can sense that they did it out of convenience rather than any change of heart or realization of any mistake.

    The corruption that Marxist inflitration has brought in this country is evident from this comment from a reader of the Hindu here:

    http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/a-note-to-readers/article4291269.ece?homepage=true#comments

    “This apology was wholly unnecessary. Instead of deflecting controversy from itself, maybe the Hindu should have stood by the author who wrote a very hard hitting and relevant article. Its sad that flak from the religious right was able to make a newspaper as principled and ethical as The Hindu to run for cover. It seems to have been apologized more for pragmatic than principled reasons.

    from: Arjun Sheoran”

    These people truly are sick minded morons.

  19. January 7, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    You have done a scathing attack on the man and his writing. After reading it I would agree with you that his views are deviated may be because of his ideologies.

    I also observed that many people are “using” the recent crime situation as a reason to attack Indian value system. But where does our society accept or encourage such crimes? In fact such crimes happen “because” our younger generations are moving ahead from our Indian value systems!

    I very much respect our Indian value system and parenting. It is mindless aping of Western cultures and lack of Indian values which results in all forms of crimes…

  20. Vasu
    January 7, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Sandeep – Very good rebuttal. The critical theory of the Frankfurt school has obnoxiously been used for interpreting Indian culture by third rate Marxist intellectuals in India. It is a common practice among neo-marxists to use a mish mash of gender studies, psychoanalysis and dialectical materialism to study subjects primarily in Asia, Africa and third world. Finally they end up proving Godwin’s law and label their subjects as neo-Nazi, misogynistic and fascist. So predictable and brain dead. This article and many other similar ones attacking Vivekananda show that they have not even understood even the most basic aspects of Swamiji’s life which is so common in public discourse in India. As you have clearly exposed they use a template and go about pronouncing their fatwas.
    Branding Vivekananda as ‘Masculine Nationalist’ itself will fall flat on cursory evidence of swamijis life. Swamiji apart from being nationalist, courageous and calling a spade a spade while defending indic traditions against the colonial constructs had a very emotive (his feminine side) personality and an extremely sensitive heart and this was in evidence in so many anecdotes and the poems he has written. His ishtadevata was an aspect of Kali and both he and his Guru Ramakrishna Paramahamsa embodied a clear synthesis of bhakti through Shakti sadhana and janan from Vedanta. This kind of synthesis is very difficult for non dharmic people to grasp and especially people schooled in western philosophies like marxism. They have a very limited black and white view of things. It is this feminine side of Vivekananda which attracted several western women who became his disciples and carried forward his teaching with such Zeal. If we read Nivedita’s account of Swamiji we can see the deep connection he had with women’s issues. Even his famous pose is a balance of masculine and feminine, yin-yang. Apart from the confidence and centerdness, Vivekananda has a very meditative and Buddha like countenance and it shows in this photograph through the calm and the deep contemplative eyes.
    I will suggest a meditation, stare at Vivekananda’s photo, the famous Che Guevara photograph and the photo of the stern bearded Marx and please note down your reactions.

  21. SB
    January 7, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    @Mats

    Yessiree Bob, Mats .. what would we do without “reasonable” folks like you who can take criticism and their stride and act as “mature” human beings ?

    Of course we know where we would be, exactly where we already ARE.

    Where every damn dog spits and urinates on our tradition and we we silently endure.

    NO MORE !

  22. Pralay Kumar Bal
    January 7, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    You have given a fitting reply to MOTHER-FUCKING pinkoes.

  23. CC
    January 6, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Another brilliant post Sandeep! You have given a voice to our collective outrage, the normally docile and meek Hindus.

  24. mats
    January 6, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    “We should simply ignore them as another piece of lunatic expressions heard from patients in mental hospitals”. Let go the language, but if this eminently reasonable advice by Chaudhary was taken by the author of the piece above, the adolescent exercise at literary composition need not have been written. It was more like tilting at non-existent windmills, or like fighting a straw man. What people, who cannot let go of the slightest of the slights of their ideal and cannot take such ‘slights’ in their stride like mature human beings, need is counselling.

  25. shanth
    January 6, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Sandeep,

    Way to go man. Scores of people went to the Mount Road Rag’s office and protested. Many are organizing groups to encourage people in Chennai to boycott the house of Hindu publications.

    Awesome buddy.

  26. R. D. Choudhary,
    January 6, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    The article by Sanjay is a masterpiece of blasphemy in complete disregard of Indian culture and values which are timeless and worth emulating by mankind.Such poisonous piece of argument and illustration is the product of completely misguided and sick mind sadly inherited, cultivated and nurtured by Shrivastava perhaps for his fantasy to enjoy by throwing mud on Swamy Vivekananda. There are many lunatics whose arguments in the name of free speech and expression and approved by equally lunatic mindset can not and shouldn’t be given seal of acceptability by the public who believe in Indian Ethos and culture. The answer to the reasons of such twisted and perverted mind can be best explained by psychiatrists and nuero medical fraternity.The article by him is the crudest example of our mammalian tendencies without respect to man/ woman. Unless those tendencies die the rise of value systems, respect of family culture, mutuality of existence , real love, unselfishness can not be expected from people like Shrivastava. Perverted minds are always in search of something highly poisonous and toxic thoughts and imaginations and they try their best to give them a shape of sensational acceptibility and derive morphin type pleasure by writing or speaking.We should simply ignore them as another piece of lunatic expressions heard from patients in mental hospitals. Coments by Sandeep, I am sure, is his piece of anger and not his natural disposition.

  27. g
    January 6, 2013 at 1:38 AM

    Well done Sandeep sir. Sanjay Srivastava and his ilk are only exploiting the gang-rape and murder of the poor girl to promote their own prejudices and bigotries. Every victim in the world is rendered a victim-twice over by these ambulance chasing ideological vultures.

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