Friday, October 02, 2009

Karat holds RSS responsible for China threat “Bogey”

Karat’s love for china is no secret but his current rambling has crossed all the boundaries of reason. Of course you can ask question the logic of expecting lo reason from Communists especially when china of the ir folklores is involved.

How can Karat not feel nostalgic when china is celebrating 60th anniversary of rise of communism there . We can also expect some sadness and sense of loss due to lost opportunity of 1962.  He has profoundly expressed his displeasure at rising tensions between India and China.

Writing in an article titled “Chinese Revolution: An Epoch Making Event, he has accused the RSS and the US arms lobby of creating complications in India-China relations. According to him, the increasing china threat perception in India is a bogey being created by RSS and US arms lobby.

There has been a revival of the bogey of the threat from China among sections of the corporate media and strategic experts

He also scoffed at Indias move to increase its much required defense preparedness against China as it may deepen the India US relation. I guess he has got his priorities right, India having any engagement with US is a strict NO NO even if it makes India weak against china.

He has even called for revival strategic partnership with china. I assume he meant Tragic partnership

China stands at Crossroads at 60

This week China is celebrating 60th anniversary of the Communist Party's rise to power. The accompanying military parade showcased its power with 52 items of weapon systems and with 2,00,000 troops marching down Tiananmen square.In these 60 years it has risen from being an impoverished, backward state in 1949, to a nation which commands respect and awe in the world.

In terms of post-World War II military growth, unlike its Asian peers Japan and India, China first concentrated on acquiring military muscle. By the time Deng Xiaoping launched his economic-modernization program, China already had tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, the 7,460-mile DF-5, and developed thermonuclear weaponry. Then in last 30 years its economy has expanded thirteen fold. Its rapidly swelling foreign-exchange coffers and its state-owned corporate are frenetically buying foreign firms, technologies and resources.  .

In spite of it being fastest growing economy and has the largest standing army, China's future remains more uncertain than ever. It is plagued by poverty, charges of human rights violations and environmental degradations.

Recent social unrest among farmers and workers have been broader in scope, larger in average size, greater in frequency, and more brash than those of a decade ago. Protests are growing in average size from 10 or fewer people in the mid-1990s to about 52 people per incident in 2004. In the first half of 2005, there were over 340 protests involving more than 10,000 people.

China's political system is rife with contradictions. It's an authoritarian one-party state, which boasts that it holds democratic elections at grassroots level. Its cities seem to be an exercise in rampant capitalism, yet its leaders are Communist. It is the oldest autocracy in the world. The longest any autocratic system survived in modern history was 74 years in the Soviet Union. A recent BBC survey showed that top on the minds of the Chinese citizens is a thirst for democracy. Amartya Sen had once famously observed major famines do not occur in democracies. He cited the example of India where famines such as the one in 1943 in British India disappeared with the establishment of democracy. In contrast, China had the largest famine in recorded history during 1958-61, when nearly 30 million people died

While India celebrates diversity, China honors artificially enforced monoculturalism, although it officially comprises 56 nationalities. China seeks not only to play down its ethnic diversity, but also to conceal the cultural and linguistic cleavages among the Han majority, lest the historical north-south fault lines resurface with a vengeance. The Han - split in at least seven linguistically and culturally distinct groups - are anything but homogenous. The greatest genocide in modern world history was not the Holocaust but the Great Leap Forward, a misguided charge toward industrialization that left 36 million people dead, according to "Tombstone," a recent book by longtime Chinese communist Yang Jisheng.

China's internal problems - best symbolized by the 2008 Tibetan uprising and this year's Uighur revolt.

In last 60 years, its relationship with its neighbors has seen several upheavals. It employed brute force to annex Xinjiang (1949) and Tibet (1950), to raid South Korea (1950), to invade India (1962), to initiate a border conflict with the Soviet Union through a military ambush (1969), and to attack Vietnam (1979).

Whether china survives next 40 years will depend on how manages to resolve the stark contradictions and avoid a political hardlanding.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Aryan migration theory finally proven


Jurassic nest dug up in Tamil Nadu

Geologists in Tamil Nadu discover fossilized dinosaur eggs, perhaps 65 million years old, underneath a stream in a tiny village in Ariyalur district

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Love Jihad in Israel also but face strict action

After India, UK etc there are signs of Love Jihad in Israel also. but as usual Israelis were quick to react

A local authority in Israel has announced that it is establishing a special team of youth counselors and psychologists whose job it will be to identify young Jewish women who are dating Arab men and “rescue” them.

One member, who identified himself as Moshe to the Jerusalem Post newspaper, said:

“Our goal is to be in contact with these girls and try to explain to them the dangers of what they’re getting themselves into. In the last 10 years, 60 girls from Pisgat Zeev have gone into [Palestinian] villages [in the West Bank]. And most of them aren’t heard from after that.”

The use of Kalawati’s donot extend beyond speeches

The plight of Kalawati Bandurkar, the poor widow whose name was evoked by none other than crown prince Rahul Gandhi is an ideal example of use and throw policy. At one point of time she was the icon of UPA’s nuclear agenda, now she is not even being allowed to stand for an election, primary rught of an Indian citizen!

Kalawati was named to contest the October 13 polls from Wani in Yavatmal district as Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJS) candidate. In fact, so strong was her determination that inspite of bad health she travelled in an ambulance to the office of the returning officer to file her nomination papers.

But now in a dramatic U-turn, she has decided not contest the polls. Her mentor, Kishore Tiwari, president of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti, which has fielded her for the poll says she was pressurized to withdraw from election.

Bindeshwar Pathak, head of the Sulabh International who had committed to deposit Rs 30 lakh in her bank account , wrote to her in a two-page letter asking her in no unclear terms to withdraw from election.

I would like to suggest you that dont take a headlong plunge in politics

As Rahul Gandhi rightly said she do represent million of havenots in india are used and thrown everyday by high priests of India society. I think someone should file a complain against Sulabh head for obstructing democratic rights of an Indian citizen.

I guess the only power which Kalawatis of India can expect is from electricity.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bomb manufacturing in Kandhamal relief camps

A crude bomb explosion killed one and injured five on Sunday at a relief camp for riot-hit victims in Kandhamal. According to sources, the explosion at Nandagiri relief camp in G. Udayagiri occurred when the deceased was preparing the bomb. The blast occurred at a tent occupied by Patrasen Mallick, a native of Beticola village.

Its amazing how mainstream media has completely blacked out this news!  One can only imagine the hue and cry if it was something else!

YS Jaganmohan Reddy shows Sonia who is boss

The succession row in Andhra Pradesh erupted again on a violent note, as Jagan Yuva Sena a youth organisation set up by Jaganmohan Reddy  torched two buses and tore banners carrying the picture of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Monday, September 28, 2009

AICC is All India Christian Council

There seems to be a shocking trend developing under UPA rule. It seems now in every election Church is demanding seats for its nominees. In Kerala Loksabha election, Thrissur Archdiocese’s with the support of  Kerala Catholic Bishop’s Council (KCBC) demanded that Congress should field Vadakkan as its candidate for Trissur. Inspite of stiff resistance by a section of state Congress leadership (read Hindu) congress agreed to churches demand.  Similarly for the Ernakulam Lok Sabha seat, A letter was reportedly sent by the Varappuzha Archbishop to Congress president Sonia Gandhi recommending Hibi Eden.

In fact, KCBC went a step further by issuing a pastoral letter attacking the CPI(M) and the LDF and asked “believers” not to choose candidates “who impose atheism and politics of violence” or “those who promote the interests of a party or individuals over the interests of the people and the nation”.  Archbishop of the Latin Catholic Church M. Soosa Pakiam told the faithful:

“Our symbol is the Cross. The candidates who are elected should not be those who insult the Church and the Christian faith.”

In a two front state like Kerala, Its a no brainer who the oblivious choice is if we takeout LDF from equation. Churches influence in elections in North East India is a open secret.

Now in Maharashtra elections, For the first time  All India Christian Council, a conglomerate of all Christian denominations has asked a congress to give poll nominations to candidates from the community, and the party has obliged. Its not surprising they approached Sonia Gandhi requesting tickets for Christians. The Congress has accepted two of the council’s nine nominees, both political lightweights. Janet D’Souza has been fielded from Ghatkopar and advocate, Gonsalves from Vasai. The move was lead by Council secretary John Dayal a member of “National Integration Council”

Abraham Mathai, general secretary of the All India Christian Council, whose initials, AICC, are coincidentally the same as those of the All India Congress Committee said

“We had written to Sonia Gandhi early this month asking for deserving representation for Christians in the party’s candidate list, and we are extremely happy,”

As Mathai rightly pointed out Christians are considered fixed deposits for the Congress. Its time to get the interest!

Shitizen corner


UPA Cavesin on China threat

It does not take long for UPA pendulum to swing from one extreme to other. On austerity, its between three month stay of a  ministers in Taj Man Singh Hotel to train ride of Crown Prince. On China affairs its between  scaring the nation about looming china threat and trying to convince that  China is Bhai Bhai. Never mind in between they have to bear cattle gates or China pokes in ADB.

In a rare and rather unusual development, the ministry of home affairs moved to take legal action against two reporters of The Times of India.- Nirmalya Banerjee and Prabin Kalita for misreporting incidents on India China border. It surprising considering UPA themselves excel in planting misleading stories about their opponents. How can we forget AP CLP using media to spread canard that people were committing suicide due to death of YSR

Even the military leadership was browbeaten to submission, Indian Army Chief was advised to cancel his proposed tour to china. India's Air Force chief went a step further by announcing that Indian air force was just a third the size of China's.

Even the China Study Group meeting called by NSA to discuss the fallout of Chinese incursions into Indian territory has been postponed. Instead, he chastised Media for creating hype.  An Indian proposal to have an airbase in Mongolia appears to have been shelved amid concerns that it could exacerbate tensions with China.

Minister for External Affairs S M Krishna closed the chapter by calling boundary with China most peaceful. Not surprised as he just called Pakistan a friendly country.