Friday, December 12, 2008
Sitaram Yechuri politburo member of the CPM says
"Coca-Cola is also a political product of the America's global success and domination, so on anything that people will turn to be anti-American, Coke will be the first symbol."
Thursday, December 11, 2008
There is too much focus on the security of VIPs. Our institutions are designed and operate in hierarchical ways,
I am not sure who wrote the script for Rahul Gandhi. Atleast they should have told him that it was congress government who agreed to give Amar Singh Z Category security in lui of SP supporting the congress government
Today in parliament, It was heartening to see Ruling and opposition rising above party politics. However, the only exception of CPM. Even this hour of crisis, they decided to play for their ideology.
CPM sought to link signing of the Indo-US nuclear deal with the Mumbai terror strikes, alleging that the country has been exposed to "new dangers" with the signing of the pact. CPM leader Sitaram Yechury asked:
"What brought the terrorist outfits to our shores? With the Indo-US nuclear deal you are seen as an ally of the US, a strategic partner. There seems to be a total lack of appreciation of this thought from the government's side,"
Mr. Yechury then how about all the attacks before the signing of deal? I guess it might be in anticipation of the deal
Phew.... At least Don Quixote's of India got it right this time...
For the unaware this is our Defence Minister - AK Anthony
This is our own version of James Bond - Minister 000 Sivraj Patil
Lastly... The main culprit...
The struggle for the chief minister’s chair in Rajasthan between the supporters and opponents of senior Congress leader and front runner for the post, Ashok Gehlot, reached its peak on Wednesday.
The hectic activity ahead of the crucial meeting of the newly elected Congress MLAs to choose their leader in Jaipur on Thursday exposed the divisions within the party barely two days after the surprise victory.
The CBI's attempt to safeguard its image as a professional and regime-neutral agency suffered a body blow as it conceded before the supreme Court that its latest move to give a reprieve to Mulayam Singh Yadav, the SP chief and a key ally of the ruling UPA coalition, was primarily because of a direction from the Centre.
I guess it was payback time for the support congress is getting from SP. When will it be payback time for the voters who elected Congress and SP in first place?
Sunday, December 07, 2008
NDTV claims to be the only news channel to broadcast to Pakistan and since they have claimed victory on 2611 TRP wars in India. It would be interesting to know what was TRP rating for NDTV is Pakistan?
This should be read in continuation of Ms Barkha's defence of their 26/11 coverage. In her article she wrote
In the past week, we have also received countless words of support and encouragement- from thousands of people - Indian citizens of every hue and ilk across the country, as well as some better known ones, like Narayan Murthy, Salman Rushdie, Shashi Tharoor, Sunil Khilnani and Suketu Mehta, to name just a few.
So my fist reaction was wow... if Mr. Murthy says so it might be true.. Then some one gave me this link to Moneycontrol. And surprise surprise... Guess what I found... Mr. Murthy is Non.Exe.Independent Director of NDTV.
Now it would be too much to ask Mr. Murthy to criticise a organisation of which he is Director!