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Ashish Shukla is an Indian journalist and author who has his new book:"HOW UNITED STATES SHOT HUAMNITY: Muslims Ruined Europe Next" released worldwide.
He also runs a website: www.newsbred.com which is antidote to boardroom bulletins that passes off as news by the mass media.
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(82 comments) SHARE Friday, October 9, 2015 Russia is new sheriff in Middle East town
The US Middle East Policy--eliminate independent leaders (read Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein and Bashar al-Assad) and replace them with puppet regimes to gain unchallenged regional control--has just collapsed. Putin has replaced Washinigton as the guarantor of global security.
For over a year, the United States has been p*ssy-footing with these homicidal maniacs. Enough of this song-and-dance routine. Now justice is being done.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, October 13, 2017 MSM Fake News Monitor: Indian Express on PM's EAC
The second lead of Indian Express today is: "Slowdown concern, need to push growth jobs: PM's advisors"
One could smell Fake News in the use of "concern" and "PM's advisors" in the headline. Would PM's advisors really go public with their "concern" on the state of the economy?
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Why the Saudis Formed a Bloc Against the Islamic State (IS)
Saudis have formed a bloc against Islamic State. US claims it has a 65-nation alliance against the dreaded terrorist group. Russia itself leads a 4+1 bloc. It seems the world is falling over each other in trying to smash IS to pulp. But the real narrative is in finer print.
(80 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 24, 2015 "Yugoslavia break-up was planned in advance"
French Brigadier-General and famous geo-strategist Pierre Marie Gallois, 'father of French atom bomb," made the startling claim in a video before his death in 2010 that the "balkanization of Yugoslavia" was planned much in advance by Germany and United States than its actual occurrence in the 1990s.
(12 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 7, 2015 TPP plots to cripple China
TPP between US and 11 other Asia Pacific nations is aimed to encircle China and cripple its engine of exports. Worryingly for the world, it puts the levers of a nation into the hands of mega corporation giants.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, July 18, 2016 The CIA Links to Turkey's Coup Leader Fethullah Gulen
Fethullah Gulen and Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan are engaged in a battle of survival. They began as friends and now are each other's bitterest enemies. The United States has done its part to drive the wedge between the two.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, July 17, 2017 Amir Khusro, a Hindu-Hater to the Extreme
Amir Khusro's views on Hindu women and its religion, joy at their destruction, makes him anything but a rockstar of "composite culture" as mentioned by Nehru, among others. So, don't be a sucker.
(12 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 28, 2015 Modi pulls plug on US agenda
India has refused visas to LGBT and anti-terrorism heads of the US administration. It wouldn't mind a collective scrutiny but is loathe to submit to a judgment "unilaterally" by one single country.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, November 3, 2017 Why Muslims owe a lot to Sardar Patel
Rajaji wrote thus in "Swarajya" in 1971: "A myth had grown about Patel that he would be harsh towards Muslims. This was a wrong notion but it was a prevailing prejudice." Indeed, Indian Muslims have a lot to thank him for his even-handedness.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Smriti Irani in McDonald: We're loving it
Yes, she worked in McDonald once. Clearing tables and sweeping floors. All for a princely Rs 1,800 a month. We wouldn't have known it but for a textile council securing her Provident Fund employee certificate from McDonald and toying with the idea if its' auction could come to the aid of a group of women artisans.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Syria and the drumbeat of World War III
United States and Russia are using the crowded airspace of Syria without sharing information. A miscalculation and collision could spin the matter out of control.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 6, 2019 Delimitation: Amit Shah set to make early moves in Kashmir Valley
Modi has the mandate. Shah is in the hot chair as home minister. Millions of Indians are hoping to settle Kashmir once for all. This dispensation has a historic opportunity to undo the damage of appeasement to the Valley which India has practiced since the accession of Jammu & Kashmir to the Union of India in 1947.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 31, 2017 Modi and calculus behind "no" on Jerusalem
There's been a disquiet in India's public space over Modi government's rejection of US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital in a United Nations General Assembly resolution recently.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 7, 2018 TV Serial "Porus" and the myth of Alexander the Great
The great Russian general Marshal Zhukov for one was convinced that Alexander never defeated Porus. Addressing the cadets of Indian Military Academy in Dehra Dun in 1957, the great Russian general who chased Hitler's army down over 2000 kms from Stalingrad to Berlin during World War II, was emphatic that Alexander had been beaten by Porus. He compared Alexander's defeat no better than Napoleon's own reverse in Russia.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 9, 2017 Pavan Varma shows his real self on Gandhi, Nehru & Hindutva
Varma praises Mahatma Gandhi for his "respect for all religions." Does Varma remember that Gandhi had made the last-ditch proposal to Jinnah to accept Muslim/non-Muslim parity in Parliament, making one Muslim equal to three non-Muslims? (As an aside, how could Gandhi who has "respect for all religions" be praised for his "Catholic spirit"? Too bad, Mr Varma for using a communal brush on your hero.)
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 9, 2016 The riddle Ramanujan left unsolved
Ramanujan often said that it was Goddess Namagiri who worked out the theorems on his behalf. The half-starved Hindu was more than a match for the accumulated wisdom of West.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 13, 2019 Judiciary: Dirty linen are now being washed in public
In what is emerging as a divided house in public domain, barbs are being exchanged and motives assigned by practicing legal luminaries, both advocates and judges in India. Practically, the dirty lines of our judiciary are being washed in public.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, February 23, 2018 The art of sneering at Modi: Indian Express
Indian Express is breathless in rubbishing the recent speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament that "democracy in India wasn't the work of Pt. Nehru... but that it was in ragon (veins) of Indians." In last one week, Ashutosh Varshney and D.N. Jha have hogged its edit pages to sneer at the Prime Minister and swoon at Pt. Nehru as the reason India has democracy.
SHARE Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Hindus first lose lives; and then the narrative
History remembers the day as the 'Direct Action Day" or the "The Week of Long Knives." On July 29, 1946, Muslim League leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah had made a call for "Direct Action"--a call to all Muslims in the country--to mark its rejection of the constituent assembly and to demonstrate to British and Congress that a separate nation called Pakistan alone could offer them security.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Why cows matter in India
Cow-protectors in India are being targeted even though the animal has been venerated for ages. Law-breakers need to be punished but to link cow-protection as a veiled policy of ruling BJP party is mocking at history.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 9, 2017 Paradise Papers: BJP MP hauls Indian Express up!
Bharatiya Janata Party Rajya Sabha MP, Ravindra Kishore Sinha, has sought Privileges Proceedings against top brass of Indian Express, namely, (a) Vivek Goenka, chairman; (b) Rajkamal Jha, chief editor; (c) Ritu Sarin and (d) Shyamlal Yadav on its "motivated attempt to tarnish his reputation" via expose on "Paradise Papers" on November 6, 2017.
In a letter written to Venkaiah Naidu, Chairman, Rajya Sabha, published as an adve
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, June 21, 2019 Leila: Who would question Prayaag Akbar or Netflix?
I expect a political storm over Leila, a six-part TV serial on Netflix, the first season of which went on air last week.
The serial which has Huma Qureshi as the central character is Hinduphobic and foresees India becoming a totalitarian regime, priming itself for a genocide in the name of purification
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 12, 2019 Harappa "couple": What does Indian Express mean by "aunt and her nephew"?
The editorial writer thinks it's an "excessive claim" that the skeletons were of a couple and that the institution of marriage was developed in the Indus Valley civilization. The editorial says the "pre-history is a land of maybes." The piece ends with an absolute horror: "There's no ruling out of the possibility that they (the skeletons) were just good friends. Or an aunt and her nephew."
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 5, 2017 MSM Fake News Monitor: Times of India on Taj Mahal
The propagandists don't realize that running down India's magnificent heritage isn't palatable to majority in this country. Time is not far when this majority would come out and say, "To hell, with your secularism."
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 1, 2018 Modi finds his nerves tested by US on Iran
The one fall-out of all this, including trade barriers ratcheted up by both US and India, is Modi government swinging back appreciably into the China-Russia zone. India has this strategic advantage where countries are looking to wow India rather than the other way around. However, India-US relations for the moment are several notches down than they have ever been since Trump came to power.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 7, 2017 MSM Fake News Monitor: Indian Express on Aadhaar
Indian Express has published an article on the possible misuse of the Aadhaar card by former employees of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). The story is a non-starter.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 14, 2018 Modi could lose Hindu votes and here's why!
Politically, Modi is the brightest hope in hundreds of years who could restore Hindu's pride and injustices of a millennium. The next Sun won't appear on the horizon anytime soon. India-breakers would've been rewarded for their shameless lies and ruthlessness. And ironically the blame would rest with Modi.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 11, 2016 Kashmir: The Mischief of Indian Media
Kashmir is being very badly represented in India media. The unrest doesn't go beyond five of 22-district states but the impression conveyed is that Kashmir is on fire.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 5, 2018 Why nobody is allowed to criticize Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi, much like Caesar's wife, has been above reproach.
That's astounding. I mean nobody has been the president of 134-year-old Congress longer than her (19 years); she got her party two consecutive Lok Sabha victories; a whole lot of scams were unearthed; yet not a word against her.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Kumbh Mela 2019 begins: English media couldn't care less
The largest human gathering in human history began in Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj today (January 15, 2019) and our English mainstream media don't like it.
Times of India does have a front-page image but the rest were too worried about Alok Verma and Kanhaiya Kumar to bother about 150 million people visiting Kumbh Mela between January 15-March 4, 2019.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Now Modi hauls Indian Express over the coals
Modi's words must be hot oil in the ears of Indian Express loyalists. I don't know whether they cried for help since neither of the two Indian Express interviewers (Ravish Kumar and Raj Kamal Jha) could challenge Modi's verbal onslaughts.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, October 30, 2017 Why Gandhi fell out with Arya Samaj
Swami Dayanand Saraswati, whose death anniversary falls this week (October 30, 1883), deserves attention from all Indians. If Mahatma Gandhi is "Father of the Nation", Swamiji has been called "The Grandfather of the Nation" by no less than a Speaker of our Parliament; President Radhakrishnan termed him the "Maker of Modern India"; Swami Vivekananda was inclined to place him alongside Kabir, Nanak and Chaitanya.
(8 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 15, 2015 Unanswered questions of Paris attacks
The Paris attacks have many unanswered questions. The waning support for the US-led coalition in Syria has now turned the corner. They will now have the licence from its citizens to launch naked aggression. All this is to make sure that Russia doesn't become dominant in Middle East. The cost to humanity is going to be incalculable.
(13 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Sagarika Ghose, which history books are you reading?
Communal fires are being fanned in India by the same Left-Liberal-Media nexus which is determined that Hindus don't gain their identity. It was a project in which British excelled during their 200-year reign over "colony" India. The plot is to show Hindus as aggressive and a threat to minorities and reap a harvest from the consequent turmoil.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 8, 2018 How Supreme Court has ruined Indian cricket
The Supreme Court last January appointed CoA to implement Lodha Reforms in BCCI within six months but its twice the time over and the bull hasn't stopped dancing on the shards of a china shop it destroyed in the first place.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 31, 2019 BJP is making a mistake in TMC turncoats
BJP has so far been patient in dismantling Mamata Banerjee. They need more of such a dose. A rush for the trophy now would hurt them in not-too-distant a future. Mamata is collapsing on her own heap. You don't need a storm when a rustle of air is enough.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, December 4, 2017 1946 Great Navy Mutiny and Congress betrayal
Royal Indian Navy Mutiny of February 1946 was a momentous event which arguably convinced Britain that holding on to India was no longer tenable. India's historiography completely obscures the event which is a serious indictment of Congress establishment.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 22, 2017 "Nehru Conspiracy" & Dr. Mookerjee's death
Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) and precursor to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was killed due to "Nehru Conspiracy" as future Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was to publicly assert in later years. Mookerjee's death anniversary, which falls on Friday, was an exceptional hero of India's freedom struggle.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Nepal Crisis: China, India must reduce trust deficit
Nepal's present crisis has been shaped by its geography--caught between the world's two most populous nations--China and India. China wants to make sure it doesn't become the base for Tibetan rebels. It also doesn't want Nepal to fall into American hands, thereby being encircled. India fears for its citizens settled in Nepal. Importantly, it doesn't want this "buffer" nation to fall to China.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Tharoor, Hegde and Constitution
Tharoor threshes out quotes from the works of former RSS supremo M.S. Golwalkar and Deen Dayal Upadhyay to show their disapproval of Indian Constitution. The insinuation is that our holy grail, the Indian Constitution, is not safe under the present dispensation of BJP and its fountainhead, RSS.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 5, 2017 A pan-Indian women you haven't read about
Dr Bindeshwar Pathak has restored dignity of thousands of Indian scavengers by developing a new toilet-disposal technology, Sulabh Shauchalaya, now recommended by even United Nations. He has also successfully bridged the caste divide in many villages of India.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 8, 2017 Bengal: Nobody speaks up for Hindus
The Partition gave Pakistan its "freedom." It became a Muslim state. But did the Hindus get their homeland? Why their issues have no takers? Who speaks up for them? The present violence against them in West Bengal is the latest in a long list of criminal silence by all stakeholders when it comes to anyone speaking up for the Hindus.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 13, 2019 Arrest over photo-shopped image: A curse has befallen on Mamata's Bengal
Look at the issue of Priyanka Sharma. She circulates a photo-shopped image of Mamata Banerjee, imposed over a latest picture of actress Priyanka Chopra. A complaint is filed and she is sent to 14-day judicial remedy. Mind you, Priyanka Sharma hasn't created the image, only shared it. Yet amongst thousands of such shares, she alone has been made to bear the brunt of suppression.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, July 14, 2017 Kashmiriyat and other betrayals of India
There is a reason why India could never expel a foreign enemy. The likes of Alexander, Timur, Abdali or Nadir Shah only withdrew. India was a ripe picking for all and sundry--Shaka, Kushans, Huns, Arabs, Afghans and succeeding invaders. And that's because Indians of then and Indians of now could barely rise above their petty interests. India was and is NOT a single entity in their psychology.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 6, 2018 Are you "fringe" or "mainstream", Mr Varma?
Pavan Varma, a politician and author, gives instances in an article to imply that BJP is promoting sectarian violence, artistic intolerance, rewriting history and imposing public morality.
It bears closer scrutiny.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Not Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, as per The Hindu and Indian Express
There is a massive heart-burning in The Hindu and Indian Express today on the appointment of spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar by Supreme Court as one of the mediators in the long-simmering Ayodhya dispute.
Word almost similar against Sri Sri Ravishankar's have appeared in the Wire (through its editor Sidharth Bhatia), the Quint, the Scroll and of course National Herald.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, August 22, 2016 Why Express wrong to defend Amnesty
Amnesty International held an event in Bengaluru, Karnataka in which anti-India slogans were raised for the "azaadi" of Kashmir. On complaint, police swung into action and filed a sedition case. Indian Express and other Indian mainstream newspapers cried foul.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 4, 2016 Mainstream Media's Bastion is Crumbling
The mainstream media is on fire at the rise of social media. Their bastion is crumbling. The ivory tower they are perched upon is swinging like a pendulum. Their cry now is to put a curb on social media which they are apt to term as "fake news" promoters. So much for freedom of expression.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Lavasa's rant and the facts readers must know
Lavasa laments that his dissents haven't been recorded. But then Election Commission never does it. A majority takes a call which in this case decided in favour of Modi. So what's this fuss about?
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 4, 2017 Absurd rebuttal: Indian Express has eggs on face
Indian Express goes hammer and tongs over the comments of a judge in the Rajasthan High Court where he praised the medicinal quality of cows and urged the government to declare cow as a national animal.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Mamata and her interview: If not fixed then what else?
What do we get in the Indian Express interview? How you walk so much? How you eat so little? How she would take up the role of a Prime Minister after the elections (not once but thrice in the interview)?
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 20, 2017 How Express "curated" Roy's tweet
Indian Express could barely suppress its glee and smirk when today it front-paged a tweet by Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy which stated that "Hindu-Muslim problem won't be solved without a Civil War."
The front-page story was neatly curated. The report omitted that Roy had mentioned "The Great Calcutta Killings' of August 1946 and the "Noakhali Hindu Genocide" of October 1946 as a backgrounder to
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, October 6, 2017 Kerala's Model of Growth: A whole nonsense
The dangerous policy of communalization is best reflected in Malappuram which is said to be a hotbed of Islamist terror and where law and order is practically absent. The ecosystem of NGOs, churches, madrasas and the Leftists in power feed each other.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, August 12, 2016 Search Google to fix "Holy Cows" of Media
India's mainstream media, the so-called Lutyens Media, is hell-bent on polarizing society. All they want is a weak, polarized society rather than a strong, all-inclusive India.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 24, 2017 The "Wright" Satya Pal & sinister media hacks
Dr. Satya Pal Singh, India's junior HRD minister, has been lampooned for claiming that it was an Indian, and not Wright brothers, who flew the first plane ever. Shouldn't we pause and give his views a second look?
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, March 26, 2018 Why Mainstream Media wants to keep you "uneducated"
There is a good reason to believe that mainstream English newspapers in India keep masses uneducated. Most of it stems from bias. A lot has also to do because journos themselves are uneducated. They can't speak or write on any subject coherently. At best they are quote-renters. At worse, remotely controlled by compromised bosses, politically aligned. The whiff of money and power also keeps them drugged.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, January 18, 2019 Why India can't ignore Mamata Banerjee's West Bengal
Ms Mamata Banerjee seems to provoke Hindus no end up like when she appointed Firhad Hakim -- a TMC MLA who once referred to Kolkata's Garden Reach area as "mini-Pakistan"-- the chief of the famous 300-years-old Tarakeshwar Temple. One of TMC's Rajya Sabha member (Ahmed Hussain) is a founding member of the banned outfit, Students Islamic Movement of India
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 9, 2018 Spare us your history lessons, Dalai Lama
It's such a humbug from the 14th Dalai Lama to suggest that the 1947 Partition could've been avoided had Pt Jawaharlal Nehru accepted Mahatama Gandhi's offer to Make Mohammad Ali Jinnah as Prime Minister, the offer which was made to Viceroy Lord Mountbatten on April 1, 1947.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, June 26, 2017 Remembering Bankim Chandra and Vande Mataram
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee has his 179th birth anniversary on Monday (June 26, 1838). His poem Vande Matram was the soul of India's freedom struggle yet wasn't deemed good enough to be the National Anthem. A look at a few facts which have gathered dust over the years.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Five essentials to nail lies on Veer Savarkar
Be witness to the "Hate-Veer-Savarkar" moment in blogs and social-media posts on his 135th birth anniversary on May 28. As the creator of "Hindutva" philosophy, the annual reviling of the man would be done in unison by TheLiars, Squint, Srolls and Duff-Posts; besides editorial pieces in "Journalism of Courage." In essence, these hacks and compromised academicians would take recourse to five issues to revile the man.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, July 9, 2018 Sharia Courts in all Indian districts is recipe for another Pakistan
Similar was the situation during the final years of Raj when bigoted forces managed to vivisect India, slicing off its Eastern and Western arms. Appeasement lay at the root of it. History seems set to repeat itself and it would, unless it's dealt with firmly and decisively. As citizens, we would be no less responsible for our indifference.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 25, 2019 No Mr. Omar Abdullah, nation would back Tathagata Roy on Kashmir
There is a crying need to trifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir into Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir, tearing apart the 1954 Presidential decree that prohibits the reduction or increase in the present boundaries of state.
Article 370 and 35A were introduced to protect the "cultural integrity" of the state, which has only meant that cultural tyranny of the Valley as against the largely Hindu and Buddhist ethos.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 12, 2019 Sorry Justice Chandrachud, I don't trust judiciary
All too often we hear our honourable judges speak about the "trust" the people of the country have in the institution of judiciary. I am one of the people and unfortunately I lack complete trust in judiciary, one of the four founding pillars of our democracy.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 8, 2017 Rahul Gandhi and the "colonized mind"
Congress' vice-president Rahul Gandhi says he has started reading India's sacred scriptures, Bhagwad Gita and Upanishads, to counter his political rivals, BJP and its parent organisation, the RSS. In showing his ignorance for India's sacred texts, thus far, he lets one peep into the Indian education system, which is meant to produce disconnected Indians with their past.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 10, 2018 Rahul-Kejriwal saga: What Lutyens Media didn't tell you
I bet most of you wouldn't know it. For most of you read Indian Express, Times of India and Hindustan Times. And none of them carried the news that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chose to abstain from voting on Rajya Sabha deputy chair on Thursday because Rahul Gandhi didn't made a CALL to Arvind Kejriwal.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, February 1, 2019 How Rani of Jhansi escaped the Nehruvian hammer of oblivion
I happened to watch "Manikarnika--The Queen of Jhansi" in theatre the other day. Kangana Ranaut as the protagonist was a force of purity and leaping flame. Fleeting were the images of India's War of Independence of 1857 of which she was a leading light. It shook the East India Company and led to India's formal takeover by the British crown.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 11, 2018 How the propaganda against RSS falls flat on its face
Indian Express has two voices that do not like RSS or BJP or Hindu resurgence in India. You scroll down articles of either Christophe Jaffrelot or Ashutosh Varshney and get the drift. Jaffrelot is more scholarly and dense; Varshney more sound and less substance. Both worked each other out badly.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, August 6, 2018 Why is Indian media losing sleep over Justice KM Joseph
The danger is acute. Supreme Court seems to be exercising its overreach; it's getting into the crosshairs of executive, that's government. A showdown is not far off. As the SC/ST Act has shown, the government is prepared to reverse a SC ruling when it suspects an intrusion into their authority and responsibility. More such repeats could happen.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 17, 2018 Krishna's scrapped concert is no help to Modi or BJP
Carnatic vocalist Thodur Madabusi Krishna has been thrust into national consciousness because Airports Authority of India (AAI) has ducked its responsibility of hosting his music in the Capital. Look at it anyway, this shows the Modi government in poor light.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 20, 2017 In Memory of Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh
Libtards-Left-Sikulars cry hoarse of how they are being pinned to the wall on the matter of nationalism and patriotism by the dirty Hindutava forces. But then how did they respond to one of India's greatest military hero, Marshal Arjan Singh's death?
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 28, 2017 "Jumla_Man": Why reviling Modi isn't working
Lately, there has been a particular surge in branding Modi as a "Jumla_Man". Twitter abounds in hashtags such as Jumla, Feku, Jumlanomics, JumlaMan, Jumla Diwas, Jumla Maharaj, National Pheku Diwas and National Jumla Day. Everyday on WhatsApp you come across an image portraying Modi as a "feku."
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 1, 2017 No Gandhi but there could be many Godses
Hindus and Muslims are being worked upon on their faultlines by Break-India forces, subsisted, funded and promoted by foreign forces. Hindu-Muslims must see through this game and learn from history of pre-Independent India.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 7, 2019 Wish Barkha Dutt had spoken to my "piddi"
So these offenders who had held a noose for Smriti Irani were now upholding a garland for Gehlot. Such is their moral fibre. They wouldn't have written a line questioning the educational qualification of a Sonia Gandhi, Jayalalitha, Rabri Devi, Mayawati, a Phoolan Devi or a Karunanidhi. But bring on Irani or Modi and see their daggers under the cloak.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 17, 2019 Pulwama Attack: India can't resort to "water war"
The dastardly Pulwama attack has again led to talks of India abrogating the Indus Water Treaty of 1960 and waging a "water war" against Pakistan to bring it to its knees, since diplomacy seems to have had no effect on the rogue nation.
India seethes for revenge and turning the taps dry on water-scarce Pakistan seems an easier way to the hot-heads though it's an option that is in the realms of fantasy.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 24, 2019 A fly on the wall of Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati
Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav haven't found their voice since Exit Polls. Mayawati hasn't tweeted once; Akhilesh has tweeted only twice - that too no words only photo-ops with AAP and BSP leaders.
That's unusual silence from two biggies of Uttar Pradesh. I mean for nearly two decades, it was baton-passing between SP and BSP.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 26, 2018 Remembering Nehru & his "Himalayan blunders"
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (the title of Pandit is a little incongruous for a sworn secularist) passed away on this day (May 27), 54 years ago in 1964. His larger than life image though has only lately begun to be put in perspective. A lot of it has to do with social media for it loosened the grip of mainstream media and academics in controlling the narrative, hiding the ugly and sprucing up the good.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 22, 2018 Why Lutyens Media has blanked Modi on "AP Special Status"?
As of now, 11 states in India have the Special Category Status (SCS): Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalya, Tripura, Uttarakhand and Mizoram. Under SCS, 90 per cent of funds is allocated as grants which need not be paid back. Such states also enjoy concessions in excise and custom duties, income tax rates and corporate tax rates.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 9, 2018 What Pranab wanted us to pay heed to on Hedgewar
When Pranab da visited the very place where RSS was founded and said "Today I came here to pay my respect and homage" to Hedgewar, he wanted his countrymen to brush up their information on the great man: That he refused to accept sweets on Queen Victoria's coronation day in his school; that he was expelled for exhorting students to say 'Vande Mataram' in high school; that he threw bomb at a police station while still only 18.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Indian Cricket needs politicians and here's why!
In Indian cricket, we have a situation where those entrusted with administering the game have no experience of it and that, in turn, are reliant on those who can administer but are better served by a delayed solution.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 29, 2017 Gambhir isn't stopping at CRPF aid alone
Gautam Gambhir, the India cricketer, has decided to bear the expenses of studies of all the children of 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who were killed by Maoists in a deadly attack in Sukma, Chattisgarh on Monday.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Assam's NRC: All you need to know and which media doesn't tell you
You need to know that this exercise has been mandated by the Supreme Court (and not Modi government); that it's just a draft; that no NRC exercise has been taken up after 1951 (sic); that Congress had itself promised so in the Assam Accord of 1985; and that Mamata Banerjee back in 2005 had herself wanted the illegal Bangladesh immigrants identified.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, November 9, 2015 Why Moody's lack credibility
Moody's Credit Ratings Agency, who is being investigated by the US Justice Department, is being quoted with relish by Indian newspapers on its view against "intolerance" in India. Given lawsuits and pending investigations against them, shouldn't a better discretion is required from Indian media?
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Russia brings Taliban on table as India observes
Russia secured a huge diplomatic victory when it got Taliban to turn up at a meeting on Afghanistan, attended by no less than a dozen countries, in Moscow last Friday.
This was the first time Taliban were face to face with the other side, the government-appointed Afghanistan High Peace Council, in the "Moscow Format" multilateral meeting which lasted less than three hours and was only aimed at kick-starting peace talks.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 8, 2018 Aadhaar case: Why Express blanked police statement?
India Express, the pallbearer, err... flagbearer of Indian mainstream media, for two days running on its front page (there would be more front pages in coming days, be assured) has gravely stated (in its editorial) how the authorities are browbeating the journalists of this country. A few questions are in order on the matter of Aadhaar story and the concerned newspaper.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, July 16, 2018 Modi, "triple talaq" and a brazen Congress
As per the 2011 Census data, 13.5 Muslim women are married before they turn 15. The ratio rises to nearly 50 per cent for Muslim women getting married between 14-19 years. The child thus "transferred" at a fragile age is unlikely to resist the patriarchal order, from the one of father to the new one of husband. Such a "captive" audience would do as the overarching men in the family would ask them to do. Love, set and match.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Spot the link between Amnesty and Ramya
After Amnesty International was booked for sedition by Karnataka government in India, all hell broke loose. The media portrayed it as another assault on freedom of speech. Close on its heels, actress-cum-politician Ramya visited Pakistan and said "it's not all hell." Again a sedition case was filed. In neither of the instances, ruling party BjP was involved.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 16, 2016 "Lord Rama was not a fictional character"
D.R. Bhandarkar, one of India's greatest archaeologist, found evidence that Ishvaku clan did exist of which Lord Rama had the lineage. Even NASA is on record of having spotted the man-made bridge existing between Indian and Sri Lankan shores.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Indian Express begins 2019 with Mrinal Pande's bigotry
There is another irony that is not lost on readers of Indian Express. The day it chose to make a lead headline of the opposition's reject of the Triple Talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Ms Pande extols Pt Nehru for the good work he has done in "incremental" changes in the society. Is his party Congress stalling or going for "incremental" change in the status of women in the society?
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Rahul needs to know of Mahatma Gandhi & Capitalists
For all his piety, love and reliance on non-violence and ahimsa, it's one of history's indisputable facts that Mahatma Gandhi relied heavily on Indian capitalists' funds to keep the Congress going in pre-Independence days.
Today, when we hear Rahul Gandhi shriek "Suit-Boot ki sarkar" as a barb to Narendra Modi and his NDA government, it seems so improper.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Mr Sibal, you ain't fooling anyone!
Kapil Sibal, a former Telecom minister, has called upon "Asli Hindus" to shun Hindutva, which he believes is no better than Hindu fundamentalism. Sibal surely has another thought coming.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 25, 2019 Modi's blog on Lohia: Oppn. and media in damage-control mode
Now that Modi has written a blog on the socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia on his 110th birth anniversary (March 23), the Indian newspapers have chosen to publish the reactions of the opposition rather than give ample space to the blog content.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, October 2, 2017 MSM Fake News Monitor: Express on Bhagwat
Indian Express today had a four-deck headline on its front page: "Farmers, small business must not suffer, RSS chief tells govt" (Sub headline: Mixes praise for Modi with caution, seeks "new provisions" in Valley).
On the parameters set out by Facebook, this is clearly a Fake News. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat never said the "small business" are suffering; and even if he thought so, he never addressed it to the government.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Irony died a million deaths in Tharoor's column
Tharoor leaves little for imagination and a lot for mockery in his piece. Empty rhetoric, typical of Congress, the sound of an empty biscuit tin. Mr Tharoor, irony has died a million deaths in this juvenile piece of yours.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 29, 2017 Padmavati: History as per se Times of India
We all know history is written by the conquerors. You write what you want to be written. You hide what you want to hide. That's the method every historian adopts. Surely, our despicable English mainstream media does. India treats its history not as "Itihasa." It's always people's history, not kings'.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 8, 2017 Express surpasses itself in Sibal's defence
Indian Express' Ayodhya fantasy-of-a-story has so many loose ends that its multiple writers (the creditline is: Express News Service) could win world championship in "Fake News" but to pass them off as journalists is only possible in most creepy and insane mental asylum.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Indians can't leave India to their politicians or professors
India can go wrong any moment. It could be an ecological disaster or a hostile nuclear-armed neighbourhood. It could be the lava of a largely young nation which frustrated at lack of jobs or coma of our judiciary could bury us all under a thick carpet of violence and breakdown. We surely can't leave it to our politicians and professors.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 2, 2017 Pregnant women are not just Muslims
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of financial aid to pregnant women in his new year's address has led to suggestions that Muslim women would benefit the most from this scheme as they produce more children than any other religious sect in India.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, April 28, 2017 Ashutosh, check your facts on Hindutva
There's been a persistent attempt to play on minorities fear and cast ruling BJP and their parent organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as communal. Such propagandists have scant regard for facts and twist quotes to suit their agenda.
SHARE Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Deepawali defiance has a grave message
Deepawali is second to none in a Hindu calendar, carrying an ethical lesson on good lording over the evil in the form of their supreme deity, Ram. Tragically, the news in newspapers is about seizing of firecrackers, violations and arrests, with the same sense of foreboding as bomb-attacks in our cities, seizures of cache of rifles, machine guns or handcuffed terrorists. A classic case of solutions being worse than the malady.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 20, 2018 Bhagwat signals a tectonic shift for RSS
All these years, Sangh grew and grew, preferring action for words, which allowed a cottage industry of dishonest politicians, academicians and journalists to grow fat on a global agenda of fundamentalist Islamic and Christian forces--for these two religions alone want to prevail till the world comes to an end.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 8, 2018 Thank God Congress-JDS; for there is Indian Express
Karnataka is important to Indians in many respects: it's a template for opposition unity; alligators and hippos sunning together. The 6.41-crore people of the state have suffered a thousand cuts; being treated no better than cattle. First, made to lock horns; then kiss each other's back and finally, left to numbness inside a deep freezer. A 37-seat party chief was hoisted as Chief Minister in a 224-seat state.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 14, 2016 Ms Sonia Gandhi: Tell us he is not your Hit-Man
Political parties are known to have their drum-beaters, the paid pens, who first get their credibility--and bank balance--built by their patrons and then use their sword-pen to further their cause. But at what cost?
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 14, 2018 Spot the pattern in Gauri Lankesh, Kathua and Unnao
Brinda Karat of CPI (M) has suffered from amnesia in accusing BJP leaders of complicity-by-support in the Kathua and Unnao rape incidents in an edit piece in The Hindu on Friday.
The thing most common in amnesia of course is memory loss--hopefully temporary in Brinda's case though with the Left-Liberal-Media gang you could be sure it's more likely a front to their shameless lies and propaganda.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 29, 2018 The IS-module accused find sympathy in Lutyens' Media
What's the message that's being conveyed to Muslims of this country: Before you start feeling guilty and sheepish about the act a few men within your own community, you could flash these newspapers to your detractors about the "frame-up" that's being perpetrated by the Indian state through its agencies against Muslims.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 24, 2018 Congress and its Soz and Karra; and why India is worried
Congress may yet take action against Soz or slap the wrist of Azad. But discerners see no sign from them on standing next to the brave and beleaguered Indian army. Their human rights begin and end on Kathua; there is never a word of praise when our jawans gun down a terrorist; never a drop of tear for their martyrdom or wailing widows.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 26, 2017 MSM Fake News Monitor: Indian Express on BHU
Facebook today came out with a full-page advertisement in Indian Express (September 26, 2017) with 10 tools for a reader to check if a news is fake. It asks readers to check headlines, evidence, photos, source to spot a Fake News. It's a good reference point to monitor India's English national dailies--Lutyens' Media-- who abound in Fake News.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, December 24, 2018 Minorities: Wish Imran Khan looks at this mirror of his own
Mr Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, please don't be a joke.
You want Pakistan to be a shining light of example for India in its treatment of minorities. It must be the cruelest joke not only on Hindus, Sikhs and Christians of whosoever are left in Pakistan but also on fellow Muslims such as Shias and Ahmadiyyas in the persecution of which you've played your hand.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 28, 2018 Does Manmohan care about India or Congress?
Does Manmohan Singh care about India or Congress?
If he cared about India, he would've earned the gratitude of a billion-plus Indians by stepping down as Prime Minister as his party spawned a million scams.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 14, 2019 Biggest push for Muslims in independent India: Pay attention
Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised "sabka vishwas(everyone's trust)"in his oath ceremony. Within a fortnight his government has announced 5-crore scholarships-50% reserved for girl students-over the next five years. There are "bridge courses" for drop-outs. Madarsa teachers are to be imparted modern, scientific training.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 19, 2018 Lynchings: Activism or populism by Supreme Court?
The fear is, judiciary is increasingly suspected of courting populism. When judges address press conference; when it opens its doors in midnight (not Karnataka, this is about Karti Chidambaram being granted relief at Madras High Court judge's residence), when judiciary addresses "adda" of a newspaper, it's suspected of PR, showcasing itself in better light than its brothers-in-arm, executive and judiciary.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Rahul Gandhi now leaves Indian Muslims in lurch
If I was an Indian Muslim, I would have a whole lot of questions today and certainly no answers.
So far, I believed in the pictures of Rahul Gandhi, skull cap and all, in Iftar party breaking his fast, so to speak, at sunset during a day in the Ramadan month. His remarks that Congress is a party of Muslims. Now, I read he said Tuesday in Indore that his party is one of Hinduism.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 24, 2015 Has Japan won India for its master?
With massive infrastructure, nuclear and military deals, Japan has nudged India to take a militaristic stance in South China Sea that has China foaming in the mouth.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 18, 2019 Indian Muslims: Look at Congress manifesto to know if they stand by you
Congress had nominated only 27 Muslim candidates in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections-a paltry 5.6 per cent of its total candidates.
This wasn't true only of the remote-controlled Manmohan Singh's government of UPA 1 and UPA 2 between 2004-2014 - even under Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi very few Muslim candidates were nominated by the Congress in Lok Sabha polls.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Grand Opposition Alliance? You must be joking
Indian Express ran a front-page story on Tuesday with the screaming headline: "Maya to Party: Back SP again in coming bypolls..." Times of India, the same day, ran the headline "Maya won't support SP in bypolls." One of them for sure is lying.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 9, 2019 10 per cent quota: All you needed to know and your newspaper won't tell
It's mayhem in our newspapers. Nobody has come out in support of 10 percent reservation bill that the Modi government has sought for economically backward classes. We the readers are left with four major antipathies: (a) It's an election gimmick; (b) It's a "jumla"; (c) It's breach of the 50 percent reservation quota; (d) It provides quota on economic criteria. All of them agree: It wouldn't stand the judicial scrutiny.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, January 4, 2019 Beware Muslims, you're led astray like cattle by media
The latest scientific report from the ongoing World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos asks beef consumers to cut down on its consumption and improve their life-span by 5 to 7%. Red meat means higher cholesterol and blood pressure, both of which can lead to heart disease and stroke, and deliver few benefits by way of fiber and potassium. Beans and Peas are excellent alternatives to beef.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 2, 2018 Opposition hasn't paid heed to Rajnath's words
In the wake of Kairana elections, and a loss in Noorpur by a whisker, Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement that escaped the attention of most political observers: "One has to take two steps backwards for a giant leap," he said.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 14, 2019 Modi-Imran in SCO: Be ready for some tough pictures
It would be a hectic two days for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (June 13-14). The flight detour through Oman and Iran too wouldn't have helped. Then there is this little matter of bilateral talks with at least five heads of states.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Horrid twist to Modi's gift of cows to Rwanda
So Muslims can live without polygamy but they can't without beef. What logic is this? Especially when beef-eating is not mandatory in Quran (I am not even quoting Rizvi who says cow-meat is "haraam" in Islam). Just imagine the outpouring of goodwill if Muslims went public with the intention of forsaking beef. It would bridge the divide like nothing else in this country.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, March 30, 2018 HT blanks Sibal story; Express gives its own slant
These are the newspapers who are awarded and feted on fake "Panama Papers"--a CIA operation which is distributed to select media outlets around the world who then acquire a halo, claiming to have worked themselves to ground in heroically unearthing this massive scam. I mean how fake could you really get!!!
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 28, 2018 Joke is on Siddaramaiah; he and his loyalists are now BJP's B team!!!
The joke is on Siddaramaiah.
The former Karnataka chief minister had dubbed Janata Dal (Secular) as the B team of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the run-up to the Karnataka elections last month.
It would appear that he and his supporting MLAs and ministers today snugly fit the inscription as BJP's B team themselves!!!
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 27, 2018 Hope Express has not let Vishal Bhardwaj down
Indian Express is letting itself down so badly on the ethics of journalism that it's a cause for concern for its loyal readers, more so since the Press Council of India (PCI) and Editors' Guild appears an acquiescing party due to its silence.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Bhim Army pours scorn on Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra
Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra has just suffered the humiliation of her life with Bhim Army, a pro-Dalit party, declaring that it would have nothing to do with Congress party in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 21, 2019 Article 370 must go: BJP can't pussyfoot any longer
Article 370 arms the President of India to make amendments without seeking the approval of the Parliament. Article 368 also empowers the Parliament to amend the Constitution with an additional provision in Article 370 (1) (b) and Article 370 (3).
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Media need be regulated in India
A section of Indian media is playing a divisive role that could only weaken the country and give rise to extremist--an extremely dangerous trend world over. All the citizens of the world have a duty to be alert to such propagandists and use social media to bring home the truth.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 24, 2019 Nitin Gadkari at the receiving end: Is there a pattern?
Indian Express has a massive interview of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in its edition today (March 23, 2019). For those interested in going through the entire interview, one needs to log on to their website. Apparently, the one in print is an abridged version.
But I second-guessed it in time.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 5, 2016 A US "Trojan Horse" in India?
Indian Express has such a pro-United States agenda that questions can safely be asked whether it's a US "trojan horse" to destabilize India.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Ground MiG-21s so no Abhinandan is put to risk
As Wing Commander Abhinandan rides an euphoria, let's ground the MiG-21s (Mikoyan-Gurevich) that nearly cost his life and our country a near war.
We are told that Indian Air Force (IAF) still has over 100 MiG and they all would be phased out by 2021-22. Frankly, we can't wait.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 4, 2019 Ignoring Bengal now would be promoting secession
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee stopping Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) is an open defiance of the Constitution and central government in India. A dangerous game.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Guha & Mander work overtime to keep Muslims away from Hindus
Over the last fortnight or so, Indian Express has almost daily pushed this "minority space" agenda on its edit pages. This stems from the fear of "Deep State" that, God forbids, if Muslims--and Dalits--were able to recognize that BJP and Modi are their best friends, the last plank of their survival would sink and take them down too in the vast ocean of human junk and wastefulness.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Welcome SC on RTI in Rafale; How about "contempt of court" now?
The reaction of the Supreme Court, rather of one Justice K.M. Joseph, that Right to Information Act cannot be held back because of Official Secrets Act, if it pertains to charges of "corruption and human rights", is a valid point and must be welcomed.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 19, 2016 Next one week of demonetization drive
The corrupt India is up in arms against the demonetization drive by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Most are making a meal out of the queue in front of banks and ATMs. How would this opposition tactics work out in the end?
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 24, 2019 Fake narrative on Kashmiri students: A bid to replace nation's anger with guilt
The present theme in our sick English mainstream media is that Kashmiri students en masse are leaving for home out of fear in the wake of the Pulwama attack.
It seems such a coordinated campaign in our newspapers and its effect-anger on Pulwama being replaced with guilt on Kashmiri students-is evident.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 14, 2019 BJP without allies? Joke is on you Congress!
The polling dates of 2019 General Elections in India are out and the BJP is ready with its allies. The Congress? Well it's like a bride in a "swayamvar" (self-selection of groom) without any prospective bridegroom.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 28, 2018 What I won't do if I was a Rahul Gandhi
It's only for their own good that Indian National Congress stop shouting hollow the "corruption" charge against Narendra Modi and his ministers in the garb of Rafale. Such charges may get an echo from your very own drummer boys and girls in media but is self-defeating.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 5, 2019 Attn. Faye D' Souza: for a lesser communal tweet, a star chef was sacked in Dubai
A Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar was sacked by his hotel employers in Dubai for his "anti-Islamic tweet" recently. JW Marriott sacked Kochhar on fear of hurting "local" sentiments-and their profits--in the Islamic state. Kochhar's tweet--admonishing actress Priyanka Chopra for ignoring Islamic excesses in India-was honey compared to Faye D' Souza's poison-dipped tweet.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 21, 2018 Lutyens Media are now at Kumaraswamy's throat
Coincidences do happen. Both Times of India and Hindustan Times took the editorial route to chide HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday. Next day, an Indian Express edit scolded the Karnataka chief minister. All three hags from the Lutyens' Media were fuming. All three were lecturing HDK to understand the "reality" of coalition. To understand that as a senior party, Congress has a right to be a bull in the china shop. All coincidences.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Soz now has Sardar Patel on target; and Congress is silent
Controversial Congress leader Saifuddin Soz launched his book in the Capital on Monday. Two things were of interest to average Indians: (a) Would Congress be seen in public with the leader who echoes secessionists' voices; (b) Would Congress respect the popular sentiment and punish its key man in the Kashmir Valley. But the event only confirmed the suspicions.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 2, 2016 Chabahar is a real deal for India
Chabahar deal affords India a rare opportunity in its history to go beyond its geographical limitations. It could open up vistas to Middle East and Central Asia and even extend up to Russia.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 27, 2018 Yogendra Yadav hits a new low with his lies
I am slightly amused when he sings paeans in praise of Jignesh Mewani; and definitely irked when he distorts history to run down Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as he did in his edit-piece in the Hindu on Wednesday.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 10, 2019 N. Ram has to come out clean on the "cropped page" scandal
N. Ram published a front-page report on Rafale nonsense under his byline, producing an image of a "page" that is cropped, and is stonewalling questions on why he indulged in this grave scurrilous journalism of the yellow kind. (The newspaper in a bid to cover its track has published the "uncropped image" of the page in its Saturday edition--a classic case of attending a memorial after you've fired the bullets.)
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 22, 2019 Justice Gogoi, the plot and the things you don't know
You wouldn't know, if you are a reader of Indian Express, the woman-staffer wrote her allegation to 22 Supreme Court judges on April 19, 2019--yes, the very day when these publications took up the matter!!!
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 26, 2018 India rushes forces to Assam; all eyes on NRC draft
Centre has rushed tens of thousands of paramilitary forces to Assam lest violence breaks out in the north-eastern state after the second draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) is released on July 30. The first draft had embraced 1.9 crores out of 3.9 crores as legal citizens of the state.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Angoorlata and her oath in Sanskrit
Angoorlata Deka, the newly elected BJP MLA from Batadroba constituency in Assam, has made front-page headlines with her oath in Sanskrit language. The newspapers are shocked at her audacity for don't we all have given up the language as dead?
Our ignorance deserves a reality check. Sanskrit is one of the 22 languages listed in a Schedule to the Constitution. It's the official language in the state of Uttarakhand.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Congress and Left now wouldn't remember the summer of '59
While Congress and Left roll together in the bed for the 2019 General Elections, the love birds of today bear little resemblance to the two fighting crows of 1959.
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had then dismissed the first elected government of Kerala scandalously, putting aside all norms of democratic conventions and as facts were to emerge later, not a little with the help of CIA and its funding.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 27, 2016 India's Turn to the Right for the Next Generation
The Indian Congress political party has been completely neutralized by the BJP( Bharatiya Janata Party)in recent state elections. That makes the claim of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)of a "Congress-Mukt-Bharat (Congress-free India) a real one.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, March 4, 2019 And that's what they made of Modi's foreign tours all these years
I want to bring you a capsule of jibes and insults smeared on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and name them who mocked his foreign visits so in his second term, you remember them for poisoning your mind.
These are politicians, media houses, academicians and intellectuals who ought to be ashamed but never would now that the Pulwama aftermath has shown the world standing as one behind India against Pakistan sponsored-terrorism.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 1, 2019 The gushing pro-Imran lobby now wouldn't ask for "proof and evidence"
His swooning and gushing crowd in India would go berserk now that Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has acknowledged his country has terror groups and that the "Naya Pakistan" wouldn't allow them to function with impunity on its soil. They wouldn't bother to seek "proof and evidence" of this resolve unlike Balakot.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 26, 2018 Indian Media and the judiciary canard
Newspapers would speculate on the "allegations" whether the Chief Justice of India ought to be impeached or not but you would never see them beat one's own brains whether the four "dissenting" SC judges have themselves invited an impeachment motion on their press conference earlier this year (as opined by former SC judge RS Sodhi).
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 5, 2018 On Manish Tewari and his innocence on "what's news"
On the HRD's move on "fake news", now jettisoned, the strategy of Mainstream Media (MSM) has been two-pronged: One, it's an assault on freedom of press (yawn); two, government must define what's "news'.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 21, 2015 Mali attacks and France's agenda
While the unfortunate Paris attacks have played into the hands of Francois Hollande, the recent siege of a hotel In Mali's capital Bamako,which left scores dead, is almost a godsend for the French president to push his agenda in Africa.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Russia needs to be a India-China mediator
Both India's foreign and defence ministers are meeting their Chinese counterparts in different parts of the world in order to defuse the freezing relations. It's time it went beyond photo-ops.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, May 16, 2016 '57 Mutiny Day: It's modern relevance
On the 159th anniversary of India's First War of Independence 1857, commonly belittled as the Great Mutiny, we see a striking similarity in West's methods in terms of creating a phobia, drumming up false charges and leaving in its wake a hostile local populace.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 3, 2019 How Lutyens' Medi shielded Rahul Gandhi on his lies
It's not the first time--the Lutyens' media never nails down Rahul Gandhi on his lies. Mr Gandhi knows he can lie with impunity and the English MSM would gush and swoon. There was never a word against his mother Sonia Gandhi for over two decades. NOT ONE WORD. There is none against Rahul Gandhi in the last five years. You can watch this video of Jaitley's speech of Wednesday and judge for yourself.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Two issues which could bring Rahul Gandhi's campaign to a grinding halt
An early call in the day would be taken by Election Commission if Rahul Gandhi indeed could contest the 2019 general elections after scrutinizing his nomination papers in Amethi. Separate complaints filed in this regard claim that Rahul Gandhi had declared himself a British citizen in the United Kingdom in 2004. As per the Representation of People's Act 1951, an individual who is not an Indian citizen can't contest elections.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Digvijay is only a continuation; it began with Savarkar
Congress leader Digvijay Singh's attempt to create the bogey of Hindu terrorism and dragging RSS into it is nothing new. In his classic book, The Men Who Killed Gandhi, celebrated writer Manohar Malgonkar, mentions how Veer Savarkar who was to Hindu Mahasabha what Gandhi was to Congress--was wrongly implicated in the Gandhi murder trial. Malgonkar dropped more than a hint that it was Congress government
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, April 19, 2019 Digvijay Singh is not the only "saffron terror" mongerer
It's Digvijay Singh's moment of truth on "saffron terror." Sadhvi Pragya probably would make him pay for it in Bhopal. There are many though who wouldn't be called to account. Let's name them too and hold them up in public eye.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Who's doing the PR for Dolkun Isa
There's been much hue and cry in world media over India's denial to Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa a visa to India for a conference in Dharamshala. The critics term it as bowing down to China's wishes. But is it weakness or prudence? What if China also starts hosting India's rebels from northeast and Kashmir?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 15, 2016 Capital woes of garbage in India
India generates 62 million tonnes of trash every year by its nearly 400 million people living in urban India, now the world's third-largest garbage accumulator. The World Bank sees a 240-percent rise in it by 2026. Now hold your breath (pun intended); nearly 45 million tonnes of it is untreated. Put it this way, it amounts to nearly 3 million trucks that, if laid in a row, would span halfway between the earth and the moon.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Why Islam is such a magnet for suicide-bombers?
Why Islam is such a magnet for suicide-bombers?
Islam teaches its adherents that the present life is transitory and should only be a preparation for afterlife. Death is the goal, how you reach it leads to the prize of eternal life.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 11, 2015 Indo-Pak ties: A century of hostilities
In three decades, India and Pakistan would have completed a century of hostilities. The water dispute has often been ignored in this narrative.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 19, 2016 "Hit-man" says Hindus cause most riots
Pen-pushers these days are being used by Indian media to push their divisive agenda. This particular activist now claims that communal rioters, who mostly are Hindus, must be treated no different to terrorists.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 20, 2018 India's politicians are for polls, not people
We are all wary of politicians. Deep in our hearts we know they are populists. All they want is to win elections. They could lie endlessly and shamelessly, as Rahul Gandhi often does, and be sure that their darbaris, such as Lutyens Media, would turn a blind eye. Or if you are a BJP, the issues of corruption and Ram Janmabhoomi temple is only limited to manifestoes
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 25, 2016 Express must censure itself on Richard Verma story
Indian mainstream newspapers in English have shown their hands since the present Modi government came to power in 2014. The entire attempt is to polarize the society as they follow a casteist and divisive agenda.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 11, 2019 Keep these questions in your quiver against suspect media in Modi 2.0
As 2019 Lok Sabha polls unroll, I want you to look at the faces in the image above. Ask them a few simple questions on social media. Most likely they won't reply. But you would know not to trust them. It's important as Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets set for his second term. It's important they lose respect in your eyes for they have set a matrix and don't allow readers to come out of it. Your ignorance is their strength.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Indian state can no longer ignore Kerala and its growing Islamic State (IS) recruits
Indeed of around 100 Indian radicalized youths who have joined Islamic State (IS), at least half of them have come from Kerala. The southern state, which supplies labour forces in millions to Muslim countries, has geographical proximity to Gulf states that are known transit points to IS-held areas. The growing radicalization of youth in Kerala is for real.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 27, 2016 Express drops the ball again on JNU
India these days is a battlefield with the opponents of the present Modi government going to length in turning minor incidents into a sign of "intolerance" and "communal disharmony" in the country. It's an agenda so blatant that respectable newspapers are losing their poise and falling over each other as foot soldiers.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 8, 2019 "Mr Modi why Indian Muslims are not able to trust BJP?"
Yes, that's what ABP News' Rubika Liyaquat asked the Prime Minister in an interview (54:00): "Modiji, why Indian Muslims are not able to trust BJP? What is Narendra Modi's 'rishta' (relationship) with India's Muslims?"
Simple. Straight. From one of the rising anchors of Indian TV news industry.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 7, 2019 Official Secrets Act: Fake equivalence of Bofors with Rafale
Official Secrets Act couldn't have been applied on Bofors since the "leak" had happened abroad. Even if The Hindu published a few original papers thereafter, the ruling Congress party couldn't have invoked Official Secrets Act because of one man--Viswanath Pratap Singh.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Congress-JD(S) on street when no I-T raids are on them. Why?
HD Kumaraswamy and all the biggies of Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka hit the street together on Thursday against what he termed is a "political vendetta" in the form of Income Tax raids. Only, none of the IT raids concerned any politician in Karnataka!