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About #Islam, Logic, statistics & #CharlieHebdo.

FRANCOIS GAUTIER

There have been many who while condemning the killing of the #CharlieHebdo cartoonists and journalists, said that Charlie Hebdo was Islamophobic and even some, as the #AlJaezeraDoha-correspondent Mohamed Vall Salem that ‘if you insult 1,5 billion Muslims, one or two of them will kill you’… This reminds me how in India Leftist intellectuals keep putting on the same foot, #Islamic terrorism and #Hindu fundamentalism. In those cases, a good journalist – and I would say any sane human being – looks at statistics: OK, the #CharlieHebdo cartoonists may have done something that offends #Muslims, that is depict the Prophet, but did they kill anybody? Did they snuff out violently and coldly a human life as the Kouachi brothers did? From a Dharmic point of view, or even a Christian one, which act do you think carries the blackest karma: the drawing of a cartoon or the taking of human lives?…

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Posted by on January 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

TEN IDEAS FOR THE PRIME MINISTER @NarendraModi FOR @2015

These are measures that must be considered by the PMO in its commitment towards a better India.

FRANCOIS GAUTIER

1) Accessibility to Ministers

The popular impression is that the PM has tremendous energy and is doing all the right things, but nevertheless, it is also felt, that except maybe for Mr Arun Jaitley, there are no ministers around him who stand out as exceptional and he is a one-man show.
One of the problems is that these ministers have to work in an environment which is the by-product of decades of Congress rule, whereas the ministers are heavily dependant on PA’s and secretaries of PA’s and even peons.

As a result, it is very difficult today to reach a Minister, even if one has genuine work. I know of three or four recent instances of friends, some of whom came from an influential background and had bona fide reasons for a meeting with a particular minister, but could not even get to the PA. Even recent entrants…

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Posted by on December 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Gandhiji Assassin Nathuram Godse’s Final Address to the Court, on the 5th of May 1949: WHY I KILLED GANDHI ?

These are historical facts that was submerged under the Nehruvian socialist ideology of Indian History!

FRANCOIS GAUTIER

….Born in a devotional Brahmin family, I instinctively came to revere Hindu religion, Hindu history and Hindu culture. I had, therefore, been intensely proud of Hinduism as a whole. As I grew up I developed a tendency to free thinking unfettered by any superstitious allegiance to any isms, political or religious. That is why I worked actively for the eradication of untouchability and the caste system based on birth
alone. I openly joined anti-caste movements and maintained that all Hindus were of equal status as to rights, social and religious and should be considered high or low on merit alone and not through the accident of birth in a particular caste or profession. I used publicly to take part in organized anti-caste dinners in which thousands of Hindus, Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, Chamars and Bhangis participated. We broke the caste rules and dined in the company of each other. I have…

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Posted by on December 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Is **Right Wing Hindu Nationalists** a Balanced and Fair Reporting???

When we allow this flavour of reporting to go unchallenged we unwittingly weaken India’s ability to negotiate with the world on our own terms. Mr. Sankrant Sanu asks why avowedly Christian leaders in the UK and US are not similarly tagged.

As a new government is taking charge in India, it is time to reflect on the terminology used about India in the Western press and also by English-language Indian journalists writing in India and abroad.

Western news outlets routinely describe Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP as “right-wing Hindu-nationalist” in practically every news report. This is problematic for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it is not clear that the label “right” and “left” so easily apply to Indian politics and do not map clearly to Western political categories. Certainly no economically right-wing politician in the West would declare in their first major address after being elected that the “the new government is completely dedicated to the poor” as Modi did in his first meeting of the BJP parliamentary committee.

Nor is the label “Hindu-nationalist” entirely accurate, particularly since it is used pejoratively. British Prime Minister David Cameron, recently wrote in The Church Times, the leading Anglican newspaper, “I believe we should be more confident about our status as a Christian country, more ambitious about expanding the role of faith-based organisations, and, frankly, more evangelical about a faith that compels us to get out there and make a difference to people’s lives.”

Now, it is worth remembering that Britian is not officially secular. It has a state religion and an official Church, the Church of England. Their head of state, the Queen, is also head of the Church. Despite Prime Minister Cameron’s clear espousal of Christianity, and its centrality, both legally and restated by him, in the conception of their nation, the Conservative party is not routinely called a Christian-nationalist party.

To make this contrast even clearer, let us imagine that Prime Minister Modi made the statement:
“I believe we should be more confident about our status as a Hindu rashtra, more ambitious about expanding the role of Hindu organisations, and, frankly, more evangelical about spreading Hinduism to make a difference to people’s lives.”

All hell would break loose in India if Modi were to say this. However, this is just a restatement of Prime Minister Cameron’s statement about Christianity and Britain. But for some reason, Prime Minister Modi apparently has to be tagged as a “Hindu nationalist” in every press report while Cameron is not tagged as a “Christian nationalist”.

An even clearer example is George Bush Jr., who made no bones about his faith as a born-again Christian. Bush explicitly loosened the purse strings so that federal money could flow to “faith-based” organizations. But he was not routinely described as an evangelical Christian in every news report. There is a misconception, however, that Bush was somewhat unique in modern American presidents. Every US president, Republican or Democrat, publically avows his Christian faith. Bill Clinton was Southern Baptist, a conservative Christian denomination and attended church every week till he went to college. He could “quote scripture with the best of them.” Jimmy Carter was a self-described evangelical born-again Christian. Obama also avowed “I am a Christian. I have a deep faith.”

Despite affirmation of (Christian) faith being practically a pre-requisite to be President of the United States, presidents are not tagged by their religion in every press report. We must start to question when Prime Minister Modi continues to be tagged as such.

This is not only the question of a level playing field. It also leads to a mis-understanding of India and its pluralistic nature. The BJP is not a Hindu party that will impose Manusmriti on everyone. People in Pakistan are very surprised to learn that the BJP has a Muslim general secretary and Christian MLA’s and MP’s. An improper equivalence is created, fanned by Indian writers in Pakistani newspapers, that the BJP is somehow the equivalent of its Jamaat-e-Islami, which is fighting to have Sharia law in Pakistan.

Now the odds of the Jamaat having a Hindu or Christian general secretary are, to put it mildly, quite low. But this incorrect equivalence causes Pakistanis to make statements like “unlike India, we have never had the religious right win an election.” This misunderstanding can become an obstacle to peace and also provide further impetus for atrocities on Pakistan’s vanishing Hindu minority. If you actually examined the parties’ official positions and religious affirmations you will find the BJP left of the leftmost mainstream political party in Pakistan. The BJP affirms its commitment to secularism, even if it derides its opponents’ flavour of it. A Pakistani party can only affirm its commitment to the Islamic state.

While we are on the subject of Pakistan, practically every Western news agency finds it necessary to use the phrase “nuclear-armed neighbours” in any article about the two. Perhaps it is time we start repaying that reminder when talking about “nuclear-armed neighbours UK and France” or in the case of the United States, the “only country to have deployed a nuclear weapon in war”, in every foreign policy report about these countries. Nor does every report dealing with US-China relations state they have nuclear warheads pointed at each other. We need to start recognising the messaging when “nuclear-armed neighbours” is repeated in every report, just as “right-wing Hindu nationalist” is. It is the Western gaze on the natives that they do not apply to themselves.

When we allow this flavor of reporting to go unchallenged we unwittingly weaken India’s ability to negotiate with the world on our own terms.

{Mr. Sankrant Sanu is an author and entrepreneur based in Seattle and Gurgaon. He is a graduate of IIT Kanpur and the University of Texas and holds six technology patents}.

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Sanskrit: First words recorded on a gramophone disk were from the Rig Veda – WHN

Bharata Bharati

Thomas Edison HMV had once published a pamphlet giving the history of gramophone record. Gramophone was invented by Thomas Alva Edison in the 19th century. Edison, who had invented many other gadgets like electric light and the motion picture camera, had become a legend even in his own time.

When he invented the gramophone record, which could record human voice for posterity, he wanted to record the voice of an eminent scholar on his first piece. For that he chose Prof. Max Muller of  England, another great personality of the 19th century. He wrote to Max Muller saying, “I want to meet you and record your voice. When should I come?” Max Muller who had great respect for Edison asked him to come on a suitable time when most of the scholars of the Europe would be gathering in England .

Friedrich Max Muller by Lock & WhitfieldAccordingly Edison took a ship and went to  England. He was introduced to the…

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Posted by on June 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Modi Govt must dismantle all anti-Hindu intellectual base in different Govt and NGO handles.

Struggle for Hindu Existence

Will the Modi Govt dismantle the large & complex anti-Hindu intellectual base in different Govt and NGO set up?

~ Rajiv Malhotra. 

Ancient India - The base of Modern societyHRD, the Department of Human Resources Development alone controls the following well funded institutions where anti-Hindu scholars thrive and from where they project influence far and wide.

ICSSR (Indian Council of Social Sciences Research): The entire Council and various Committees are filled/dominated by secular and pseudo-sec leaders, right from the chairman down. They research by targeting Hinduism to explain human rights abuses, women abuses, child abuse, minority abuse, promoting Dalitism, pseudo-secularism, fragmentation, breaking India elements, etc. They run powerful journals, conferences, select/influence PhD dissertation themes, funding of scholars, international travel to make their team into big shots, get them awards like Padam Shree and Padam Bhushan, etc. Hence the brand building of those on their ideology.

ICHR (Indian Council of Historical Research): Apex funding agency for research on…

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Posted by on June 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

DECODING SONIA GANDHI’s BHARATIYATA – by SANDEEP BALAKRISHNA

Decoding Sonia Gandhi’s Bharatiyata – Sandeep Balakrishna

Posted on April 17, 2014 by Bharathi Bharathi

“Former Gandhi party-circuit insider Tavleen Singh says in her Durbar, Sonia Gandhi has always been far, far away from this land, its culture, its people, and never identified with them, and always hung around with her European friends in Delhi. A view that Sonia’s sister-in-law, Maneka Gandhi echoes. So what prompted Sonia Gandhi to discover the amazing Indian culture after Rajiv Gandhi’s death? She took to wearing saris and sporting the bindi in her public appearances and political rallies. Is that Bharatiyata or Hindustaniyat?” – Sandeep Balakrishna

The Queen of the crumbling palace of cards came on TV a couple of days ago and waxed eloquent for all of three minutes mouthing the same Nehruvian platitudes that over six decades have contributed the comprehensive ruin of India. A ruin that she contributed to in perhaps the grandest measure in just a decade: this would well form the subject for deep research of scientific methods of enslaving a few people to loot and impoverish the rest of the population. Unless you live in an alternate universe, I’m talking about Maino “Sonia” Gandhi.

Sonia Gandhi’s TV “appeal” reminds us of all those absolute monarchs throughout history who thought their power would be everlasting and rebelled even against commonsense when certain downfall was staring them in the face—Marie Antoinette comes to mind immediately. Or perhaps she still harbours the illusion that she’s akin to US Presidents who have sort of a tradition to give out televised addresses to the nation at critical junctures. Or perhaps she genuinely realizes the kind of drubbing her party is certain to receive in a just a month from now. Except that she’s no Head of State of any nation, and yet as a foreigner, she has wielded the kind of power that any politician would die to wield. The one that comes without responsibility or accountability and the best: the one that insulates her from criticism.

It is said that your enemies know you better than you know yourself. And so, here is the amazingly accurate assessment of Sonia Gandhi made by the US Embassy in India:

Our conversations with a wide variety of insiders suggest that her role is more muted and nuanced. She has deliberately attempted to preserve the image of being “above the fray” politically, taking maximum advantage of Congress culture, which prescribes that the party figurehead be surrounded by an “inner coterie” to provide advice, and shield the leader from criticism and dissent…. Mrs. Gandhi’s inner circle carefully controls her access to information, and inoculates her from criticism, while her carefully scripted public appearances protect her from making gaffes or missteps. This has the advantage of preserving the “sanctity” of Mrs. Gandhi.… [Wikileaks] http://wikileaks.org/

While the US is no enemy of India, one can rest assured that it won’t hesitate to do U-turns before you can blink your eye.

It’s funny why Sonia Gandhi chose appear on TV instead of thundering at length in her election rallies, which have been vacuous and tepid to say the least. Or is it because she realizes said vacuousness?

Of course, there was nothing new in her “appeal.” It was the same old tired drumbeat of “secularism,” “fighting divisive forces,” and so on. Now of all that she spoke in those three minutes, what is significant is what she did not mention: not once did she take the name “Narendra Modi” whereas since last September, Modi has relentlessly, mercilessly pilloried Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi while the other side has come up with nothing to counter him.

But then we need to get to a very significant point in Sonia Gandhi’s televised appeal. She spoke about preserving what she calls Bharatiyata or Hindustaniyat. And so it helps if we can try and decode what she means by the terms. And to track her record of adhering to it.

Let’s not even get to the kind of Bharatiyata or Hindustaniyat that her party has practised ever since she became a Bharatiya or Hindustani bahu.

Sonia Gandhi has been in India for four decades but doesn’t know a single Indian language including Hindi. Surely, if an Indian were to settle in a foreign nation, the first thing he/she would do is to learn the national language, let alone aspire for the position of a Super Prime Minister.

Second, if she and her flatterers claim that she’s a perfect Indian bahu who has sacrificed a lot for the country, her family, adopted Indian customs, and so on, one wonders why she waited till 1983 to take Indian citizenship given that she married Rajiv Gandhi in 1968? Why did she prohibit Rajiv Gandhi from being on emergency duty as an Indian Airlines pilot during the 1971 war with Pakistan? Excluding all this, there is not a single example that shows her service to the nation, let alone sacrifice.

Indeed, as the former Gandhi party-circuit insider Tavleen Singh says in her Durbar, Sonia Gandhi has always been far, far away from this land, its culture, its people, and never identified with them, and always hung around with her European friends in Delhi. A view that Sonia’s sister-in-law, Maneka Gandhi echoes. So what prompted Sonia Gandhi to discover the amazing Indian culture after Rajiv Gandhi’s death? She took to wearing saris and sporting the bindi in her public appearances and political rallies. Is that Bharatiyata or Hindustaniyat?

Or was it her Bharatiyata or Hindustaniyat or both that led her to meet a phenomenal land grabber and infamous Islamic bigot, Imam Bukhari to seek the entire Muslim vote?

Or was it her Bharatiyata or Hindustaniyat or both that made her look on mutely even as Manmohan Singh said that Muslims have the first right to this country’s resources?

Or was it her Bharatiyata or Hindustaniyat or both that had her silent approval when the RBI mooted the divisive and dangerous move of eyeing the gold of holy Hindu temples and places of pilgrimage like Tirupati?

Or was it her Bharatiyata or Hindustaniyat or both that prompted her to give her tacit approval to moot the nation-wrecking Communal Violence Bill that was conceived, drafted and floated into Parliament by her Super Cabinet of Naxals, the National Advisory Council (NAC)?

Or was it her Bharatiyata or Hindustaniyat or both that allowed her conscience to pass the series of various “Right to” bills, which have skewered the national economy?

Or was it her Bharatiyata or Hindustaniyat or both that emboldened a Christian fundamentalist like John Dayal to repeatedly tarnish the image of India in the US?

Or was it her Bharatiyata or Hindustaniyat or both that permitted her Government to conduct a religion-based census of the Armed Forces?

The list is long but the aforementioned instances are pretty representative of the kind of Bharatiyata or Hindustaniyat that Sonia Gandhi has in mind. And it’s nothing new. She’s only the latest (and hopefully the last) torchbearer of this practiced Nehruvian deception, which gives secularism when a hungry person asks for food.

Oh and did the cruel irony of it all ever occur to Sonia that she read out the Bharatiyata/Hindustaniyat “appeal” written in Italian?

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized