Saturday, January 10, 2009

BackBencher Rahul Gandhi

Some time back, Lamenting the poor quality of education in India compared to other rahul_280_03202007 countries, AICC general secretary and Member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi took a dig at his alma mater, St Stephen’s College. He Said
“We don’t ask people (students) to ask questions. When I was studying at St Stephen’s College, asking a question was not (perceived to be) good in our class.
“You were looked down upon if you asked too many questions.”
But Stephanians thought otherwise.
A teacher who taught Rahul when he joined the college in 1989 to pursue History (hons) Said
"Rahul Gandhi always came with a couple of security guards to the college and mostly preferred to sit on the back bench and didn't ask anything. At St Stephen's, we not only encourage students to ask questions, but to ask even uncomfortable questions so that we can teach them to have an opinion,"
Pankaj Misra, an alumni who now teaches Sanskrit in the college, says,
"Rahul was two years my junior. He was neither too good in studies nor a regular student. So it doesn't really mean anything if he makes such remarks."
Another faculty member at the college who requested anonymity pointed out,
There are nearly 36 clubs and forums at the college which promote a liberal culture. The Informal Discussions Group allows students from all courses to discuss varied issues. But during his year-long stay at the college, Rahul hardly participated in any of these forums."

Friday, January 09, 2009

Rahul as next PM

External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee says
The day is not far when Rahul Gandhi will become the prime minister,
What do readers think?

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Secular NDTV

NDTV today published the news of Heavy devotee rush at Sabarimala, one of most revered Hindu Shrine in South of India.

However as if to "expose" some nefarious activities in sabarimala and warn the pilgrims, they included two other negative news articles with the bulletin !  I am not sure what was the relevance of those two news with devotee rush at shabarimala? Why did they club these together

Did NDTV make any such claims when they released the news of Sainthood Alphonsa. Did NDTV question Miracles attributed to Alphonsa? Did they include news on churches sexual abuse history along with the news?

If not then why here?

Secular NDTV

A secular test for NDTV

Step 1: Try the following query in Google search bar and see the result Alphonsa
Once you have above

Step 2: Try the following in Google search bar and see the result sabarimala
and see the result of first 20

The difference in Qlty and tenor of article will prove the secular credentials of NDTV 

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Pro Left cleric to set up shariat court in Kerala

A shariat court that would play a mediatory role in settling disputes within the Muslim community is proposed to be set up at the Sunni Cultural Centre here.
A spokesperson for the centre said the decision to establish the shariat court for speedy and fair settlement of family disputes as well as issues affecting the Muslim community was announced recently in Mangalore by Kanthapuram Aboobacker Musaliar, Sunni leader and general secretary of the Sunni Scholars’ Organisation of India.

there are 2 groups of sunnis in kerala : EK and AP.EK is led by Muslim league supremo Shihab thangal and during last 2 elections all prominent cpim leaders starting from prakash karat visited kanthapuram's main madrassa in kozhikode in order to solicit muslim votes of AP group for the left.

Hurray now, Kerala is truly secular. We have Shariat court system in kerala

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Chidambaram says "see you next time"

Speaking exclusively on NDTV's programme Walk the Talk, Home Minister P Chidambaram has said

if all the power centres of Pakistan genuinely get together and guarantee that this will not be repeated. See, the price they will pay if this is repeated, I think, will be enormous.

Shocking statement. This means that India is not going to take Pakistan to task this time and its going to wait for terrorists to kill another 100 Indian!!! Is life of an Indian so cheap? 

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Different strokes


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Maoist in Nepal on warpath against Hindus

On Thursday Maoists and cadres of the Young Communist League (YCL) in Nepal stormed Nepal's holiest temple Pashupatinath defying Nepal's Supreme Court order of staying the appointment of Maoist appointed priests . Since the 18th century, Nepal had been following  the tradition of appointing priests from southern India, known for its orthodoxy and knowledge of intricate vedic rituals. Since the new appointments, the icon, which attracts thousands of devotees from all over the world, has not been worshipped as per tradition. It was for the first time in the last 300 years that no prayers were offered for a day at Pashupatinath temple.

Some 100 Maoist cadres on Sunday attacked the Pashupatinath temple caretakers who were protesting appointment of local priests in place of Indians, injuring 10 people in their latest assault on the shrine.

Not Surprisingly, Congress and Communists in India who have been so vocal about Palestine issue is silent about this entire issue!!

We are proud of you

Unlike the arm chair commentator in New Delhi our country is safe due to patriots like this

Chamkaur Singh of Bhaini village

"We won't migrate even if war breaks out between India and Pakistan. We will stay back to assist the soldiers. At the most, we will send our children and womenfolk to safer places,"

Residents of Mahawa village have started an akhand path at the memorial set up at the site where 15 soldiers and three civilians had died on January 5, 2002, while laying mines following the terrorist attack on the Parliament on December 13, 2001. Kashmir Singh one of the natives says

"Villagers have donated generously to raise a gurdwara in the memory of brave soldiers who died for their country. That's the kind of veneration we have for the Army, and, therefore, even if border villages have always borne the brunt of Indo-Pak conflicts, we refuse to move out till the very end,"