Tuesday, October 30, 2007

muslims voted for partition and pakistan

Muslims voted overwhelmingly in favour of Pakistan, all over India.
This also implies that the oft-repeated cliches about muslims in India favouring Pakistan have lot of truth in them.
Not for nothing there are celebrations in muslim pockets when Pakistan wins over India in cricket. Heck… muslims in Amdavad even rioted to show support for Pakistan during the Kargil war.. This was reported on Rediff only I think, all other major media players ignored this… Secularism eh?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Holocaust? Is it?

Pogroms , genocides and Holocausts apart, some interesting questions -
Since no 'secularist' or 'liberal' or 'objective' person ever challenged the above sets of figures, some questions arise: Who killed 200-odd Hindus so early in those riots? Was it the police or the Hindus themselves? And what made those 40,000 Hindus rush to relief camps? Was it fear of Hindu mob violence, rape, arson and murder?
Very relevant question. Who killed those 240 Hindus as compared to 750 muslims (no, the number is not 2000 or above which has been repeated ad nauseum)? If its the police, then was it really a state sponsored genocide of muslims? If it was the muslims, then isnt this not a two-sided affair? Is this a genocide then?
Like I had commented on http://retributions.nationalinterest.in/why-modi-should-go/ , what I saw in Gujarat was a lot different than what the secular cabal make it out to be. It were the Hindus who were being slaughtered. It was not a one sided genocide or something, it was a riot which was forced upon the Hindus.  When you know you are going to get killed and police/government wont help, then you have to fight back.  This is not the mughal or Gandhi era when Hindus used to let themselves be slaughtered by bloodthirsty muslims.  I know of incidents which never made it to the papers or the media decided to turn a blind eye to it. Like a huge crowd of sword wielding muslims entered a Hindu middle-class locality in Paldi (in Amdavad), stripped themselves naked and asked Hindus to leave their women behind and flee. This before the riots started, probably on the same or next day as Godhra.  A son of a Gujarati textile dealer in Amdavad told me that their shop was fired at by a mob of muslims. Or that on a street in old Amdavad where there are many shops and establishments owned by Sindhis, more than 20 Sindhi Hindus were killed in a day, though they had nothing to do with the riots.
Some amount of understanding and facts are really missing. First of all, there are places in Amdavad which are totally muslim dominated.  You cannot enter those places without fearing for your life if you are a Hindu.  The electricity company and municipal authorities cannot enter those areas to collect dues, they mostly let them steal public utility services.  Earlier these places had substantial Hindu residents.  Then, muslims gradually terrorized their Hindu neighbours to give up their property and flee.  The muslims also started harassing, eloping with and raping Hindu women.  The Hindus naturally had to leave, since police and government would not do anything against the muslim criminals in the name of secularism.  Things became even tougher then for the fewer remaining Hindus who did not have strength in numbers or conviction to kill. Slowly, many areas of Amdavad in Kalupur, Dariapur, Juhapura and Bapunagar became muslim localities.  This ghettoization was completed much before Modi or BJP came to power.
Also, note that the backlash was spontaneous, unlike the preplanned burning of the train in Godhra. Anyone in Modi's place would have faced the same thing.  Anyone other than Modi would have been unable to control the mobs of muslims indulging in arson, and the Hindus trying to protect themselves.  Modi kee kismat kharab that he was the CM of Gujarat that time.  Nobody could have done anything about it, except order the police to fire at the mobs.  And this is what happened ? Many of the rioters had fallen to police bullets !!  Now, who is to blame if there arent enough policemen to control the riots ?? Who is to blame if even the Reserve Police brought in by the central government failed to control the riots? The riots did not subdue until the army came in.
I also suppose nobody saw the banners in muslim localities, which openly called for killings of Hindus, and supported Laden and al-Qaeda.
Whether Modi or anyone else, it would have been uncontrollable, given the gravity of the crime that started it all.  I saw the pictures of the burning train, with charred bodies lying around, smoke still emanating from them. It was enough to make me puke.
Is it a coincidence that Tehelka missed interviewing the terrorists and Congress MLAs and corporators who were involved in the rioting?
As Yossarin points out, Tehelka has cooked up some incorrect conclusions and added it to their news reports.
Here - http://offstumped.nationalinterest.in/2007/10/26/tehelka-expose-on-gujarat-riots-offstumped-reaction/
Also, BarbarIndian points out that the videos might be doctored, and the strangely silent reaction of the secular Congress.  Some forensic analysis is definitely required here. He also points out lip-sync issues, to the point where audio and video are totally disjointed.
If you want to know what a genocide is, please read more about the Partition and ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Hindus. Using strong words for such incidents just makes us immune to the gravity of the words.
For more on what a Holocaust really is - http://www.sandeepweb.com/2006/11/09/hindu-holocaust-a-thorn-by-any-other-name/ and http://www.rediff.com/news/2001/apr/30franc.htm .  No intention of any disrespect to the suffering of the Jewish people by this comparison, but the fact is that atleast 10 times more Hindus were killed by "secular rulers" like Akbar and others than the number of Jewish people killed during WW2.
Since Encyclopedia Brittanica supports the numbers quoted by Francois, and by default, the western press is always correct as per seculars, then this must be true.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Stock markets crash

Well, I still feel that the Sensex is higher than what it approximately should be. Though Sensex is not a true indicator of the markets (it might be, lets say, a rough indicator of the mood of the stock market).
Sensex falls by over 1700 points in a single trading session.
I suppose the markets were driven by speculation and hype. And it provided a false sense of comfort maybe. Nothing really on the ground indicates much change. True, India is growing, investments are pouring in, businesses are thriving, but infrastructure and law and order continue to pose serious problems for growth. Its not before long we would reach a plateau, unless these things are handled.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Paki cement imports

Why are we importing Paki cement into India, when they are reluctant to open their market for our industry ???


Manmohan Singh should be made the Prime Minister of Pakistan. And Sonia Gandhi the President of Pakistan. Good solution to our problems !!

Aussies cricketers fuming

Symonds abused by Indian fans - http://www.rediff.com/cricket/2007/oct/11sym.htm
Nice to see Aussies fuming at "bad behaviour by Indians", and complaining to the match referee.
I recall watching the highlights of a India vs England cricket Test match at some venue in England, a few days ago. The game seemed to be from the eighties, seeing Ravi Shastri, Kapil Dev, Ian Botham and other players of the era on the field. While the players were not friendly to each other or something, but still they smiled at each other, and laughed together at funny moments of the game. The players were competitive though, all right, but it was a time before the
AFAIK, after the rise of Australia in the ninties (after Allan Border retired), there has been a definite rise in sledging and ugly incidents on the field. Even though Aussies are the world champions, nobody really likes them. Most people, across the cricket playing countries, do not like Aussies and resent them. Most people are likely to be fans (or have favourable views) of West Indies, England and even Paki cricketers, but Aussies are not really admired.
Even one of the greatest bowlers of all times, Glenn McGrath, does not have many fans. Aussie team wins, and winning is all that matters blah blah, etc, but whats the point when the team is not respected even though they win. I dont know about other countries, but in India, the only Aussie players who have some fan following here seem to be Brett Lee and Shane Warne.
How ironic, to see the team that has made sledging a fine art form, accuse other teams of the same when paid back ?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Sue the communal fundamentalist train.. it killed a muslim

Funnier and funnier. .. WRT the previous post. The muslim guy Rizwanur was killed by a train.
Would the shrill seculo-leftist-liberal terrorists now go ahead and sue the train driver ??

Extra activism for a slain muslim

"Taking a cue from similar campaigns in the past for Jessica Lall and Priyadarshini Mattoo, the netizens are planning an online petition addressed to West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee, seeking "justice" for Rizwanur."
Hahahaha... what cue? Whats the similarity between Jessical Lall case and Rizwanur case. In case of Jessica, the murderer was witnessed by many, but is there even a single clue about who murdered Rizwanur... Just a few days ago, I have read speculations ranging from suicide to murder by girls parents to murder by muslims to unidentified persons, and so on.
Sham secularism... is what it is. Its just because the guy happened to marry a Hindu that its being picked up by the seculo-leftist-liberal terrorists. Otherwise, none of these chatterboxes would have bothered.

Moby Dick

Sample this - Led Zeppelin performing Moby Dick.
Awesome !! ... A classic.
Its often said about John Bonham, the Led Zep drummer, that he sounded like three drummers playing together. Try to listen to the full track, and you will know why.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Rumours become truth

Rizwanur's wife denies that any police pressure or harassment..
I wonder where such rumours crop up... figment of some left-seculo-liberal's imagination. Hindu girl married to a muslim guy who was murdered by Hindu terrorists (its a judgement, no use of "possibly", "susptected" or "under investigation" )
Now, given the shrill decibels of the seculo-leftists , I doubt if anyone will ever know this truth.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

NGOs against Retail 3

On one hand, they complain that farmers lose money because of middlemen.
On the other hand, they say middlemen will be affected because of a legislation that could help farmers earn more.
Strange strange world...

China blocks RSS feeds.

Damn funny.... Why dont they just ban the Internet itself ? Na rahega baans, na bajegi bansuri, etc.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Book tag

I have been tagged by Jyothsna (http://jyothsnay.wordpress.com)
Here goes
1. Total number of books owned : Maybe around 40.  Most of them on math or computers or engineering. Well, a few from other categories are also present :-) . Most of them would be in good condition. I hate dog-earing the pages, making marks with pen, folding the covers, etc. I absolutely avoid those yellow highlighters. Its mostly a pencil to make any marks in the books.
2. Last book bought : Thinking in Java, 4th Edition.
3. Five books that mean a lot to you : Can't say, really. Archer happens to be one of my fav fiction authors.
I am not just too much of a bookie anyway. Many a times, I may pick up a book and then leave it halfway due to lack of time, or interest. Or I pick up some other book. I started with Tom Friedman's The World is Flat, but then someone took it, and I dont know where it is !


Try No Quarter by Led Zeppelin. The version from the live album "The Song remains the Same". Much improvizations on the original, including an extended piano piece by Jones. One of the best piano works in classic Rock. 
The whole track sounds so much "undistorted", both the studio and live versions. The guitar sounds raw, not modified by the electronics, its much purer art.
The lyrics seem to describe Scandinavian warriors who ask for no quarter and they get no quarter. (No, its not about a quarter of whisky, its this - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_quarter  )
The lyrics dont seem to have any particular or direct meaning, as is the case with many rock songs, which leave a lot to the imagination of the listener. That is also what makes it much better than ghazal lyrics (which often degenerate into fan wars over the meaning of the lyrics). Commonly, you will carry a certain snob value if you can remember lyrics of ghazals, it makes you seem some kind of connoisseur (mostly, it turns out to be a false perception).

Friday, October 05, 2007

No, we will never forget

Another brave son of India sacrifices his life so that we can sleep...
There still are people, in India, who think Kashmir is not about Islamic terrorism. Worse, they are Hindus.

They have sense

No, they have not let India down. They have enough sense to not vote for a person whose record in managing the Indian economy and finance hasnt been stellar.
If I had a vote, I would not have voted for him either.
Quote -
When the Bush administration voted for the Canadian candidate instead of India's Finance Minister, P Chidambaram, who till end of September had been the front-runner to head the International Monetary Fund's Monetary and Financial Committee -- the IMF's influential policymaking body, it was the second time in less than two years that the US had let down India.

NGOs against Retail 2

Just why Reliance Retail alone is being singled out ?

Thursday, October 04, 2007

NGOs against Retail

Just who is this Vandana Shiva ? And why is blatantly lying ?  Why dont people think for a moment before they blurt ?

Some excerpts from the interview - http://www.rediff.com/money/2007/oct/03retail.htm

Why is the movement against big retail almost like a movement against Reliance? Why do you spare the Big Bazaars, Spencer's or Subhikshas?

You can't equate a chain like Spencer's, with five shops in the whole country, with Reliance, which can open 5,000 outlets in a single city.


Me - Spencers is owned by the RP Goenka group, a big industrial house. They have more than 5 shops in Mumbai alone( http://www.spencersretail.com/our_stores.php), forget the whole country. Apart from Spencers, they run Cellucom and Music World chain of stores. Hey, they are killing the smaller mobile phone and music CD retailers.. help.. help.. (The truth is that I have found better deals with smaller phone sellers than with Cellucom, and they will do better business than big retailers like Cellucom who wont give discounts)

Reliance can open 5000 outlets in a single city, but would that make sense in smaller cities like Dehradun ? Or even in Mumbai ? Reliance would not do that, even if it were run by a 10th pass with some common sense.


Doesn't Navdanya sell its products through some of these big stores?

Never. Wal-Mart had offered to stock our products, I had a request from Reliance too. But I refused. We are the biggest network of organic farmers and people sell through our five outlets.


Me - Well, they could have brought organic farming (whatever it is, it sounds environmentally good) to the masses if they had allowed the big chains to market their stuff. Good for the farmers too...


"Can you believe that the Reliance Fresh store in Dehradun has not dared to remove its covers?" she said.


Me - Yeah, we are proud of you, Madame.