As usual after the tragedy, vultures of all kind are back.
BJP at that time needed apology from Amar singh, (a vulture proposes, another disposes)
“BJP strongly condemns the highly irresponsible, shameful and unfortunate statement of Amar Singh. For his highly deplorable conduct Amar Singh must apologies to the nation,” party spokesperson Ravi Shanker Prasad said in New Delhi on Tuesday.”
Irony amongst all this is just few days back BJP had questioned his credentials when he picked up trail of Malegaon (involvement of hindu religious leaders, army person etc). He was praised earlier when he “solved” other blasts by same party.
Congress on other hand has blessed us with Shivraj patil who is leader of lame dodos rather than people and does not provide shade of confidence. He also does not have shame enough to work on his shortcomings and counts on the “blessings” of Janpath. I still have hope in Manmohan singh. But the cotiere around Adavani/Sonia is the one to look out for.
Where are Raj thackrey and his MNS, Amar singh, Lallu prasad, Mulayam singh, Nitish and the ltte lovers – Karunanidhi/Vaiko’s ? They are all painted of the same hue and hate baiters of highest order .
The Arundhati Roys, Teesta sestlavads, Javed Akhtars, Shabana aazmis, mj akbars, historians from left/jnu had managed to push the psyche of Hindu fringe groups with help of biased media where they eugolized the mughal period and its contribution and belittled everything Hindu. On top of it – the continued spate of bombings went unanswered due to criminal apathy of the political class.
This system works and continues as politicians could pick and choose the voter banks and milk it. The Malegaon and other happenings were in all likelihood as admitted on national tv – ms. savarkar – a response. Now this is horrible but one can’t go ahead and take it and paint the response as “liberals/leftists” have tendency to do. No it is not as bad the Nazi time where folks were persecuted by common man. But crying wolf has become a favourite past time without a co-ordinated unbiased resolution.
One of the most important attribute which the apologists for the “root cause analysis”/attackers need to realize is that they need to get the particular community out of ghetto and “perceived persecuted” mentality. They can’t keep blaming everybody else for everything wrong with them and justify the maiming of people with unseen rewards of heaven/religion. They need longer and deeper introspection or else they are on verge of being forgotton/failed folks.
The other challenge is for the media/generic folks/political intelligentsia to give equal importance to happenings in the for other locations where these kind of events happen every 3rd day. Are smaller cities/towns/north east places are forgotten because they are far away? Or is south Mumbai so cocooned that they need it to awaken?
Why is NSG deployed for leeches like Mayavati, Mulayam singhs, Amar singhs, Shahabuddin, Munde, Antulay, Pawar? Who in right mind would like to join it to serve these folks?
Great posts -
(Via – bhadas -excellent question
हम एक बार फिर से ज़ंग जीत गए
लेकीन एक बड़ा प्रश्न के साथ
आख़िर हम कब तक अपनी ही जमीं पे जंग लड़ेगे
कारगिल, संसद और अब मुंबई)
We won another war, but with big question, till what time shall we win on our own soil?
Kargil/Parliament and now Mumbai.
Slighly xtreme truth on slightly different topic dealing with the reality of vidarbh’s suicides. This is more sad in view of the gms/chrysler/citibanks/goldman sachs/aigs and others getting “rescued” but a poor subsistence farmer is not credit worthy or his dependence on rain and resources beyond his control not considered. He is put on the notice board and his belongings and house everything is up for sale and under Bank’s control. What capitalism – very similar to private bus owners running only between profitable routes and leaving “connecting” and getting people from remote places to government. Or similar to telecom firms riding on the new “tech” and reaching the metros where margins/growth is better and leaving the poor regions to the bsnl. This is insensitive application of adam smith and keyne’s theories on unsuspecting folks without shared responsibilities. Shareholder responsibility does not give freedom from ethics and moral values.
VP Singh is dead – he was hero till he became part of the system - – he was flawed like all of us.
The church and its work.
Another good entry.
Following is the link from earlier times – but I am not intelligent enough to comment on the nuances so it had to get flushed -Why garlic from china needs to go.
A very important piece around why Raj Thackrey gets certain kind of support in certain section of youth. http://www.tehelkahindi.com/indinon/national/166.html. There is genuine injustice done over years. One has seen this in the government where certain set of people are in more numbers. Unfortunately some folks still want to join the government. As usual Raj thackrey got this whole thing of injustice as fuel to put into his political “homa”. Just as Lallu/Paswan/Nitish/Mulayam/Mayavati/Advani/Modi/Pawar he wanted to get ahead in creating & sustaining a vote bank. This was the way to channelize the anger of this section of youth who could not get jobs anywhere. Now this is something most of the folks do not understand. The successive ministers have ensured a certain majority enters the department, thus disenfranchising other set of people.
“राजनीतिक विश्लेषक और पूर्व पत्रकार सुरेंद्र किशोर बिहारियों पर हो रहे हमले के लिए नीतिश कुमार और लालू यादव को ही पूरी तरह से जिम्मेदार ठहराते हैं. ‘तीन बिहारी रेलमंत्रियों ने बिहारी लोगों को रेलवे में नौकरियां पाने में सहायता की. वोटबैंक की इस राजनीति ने महाराष्ट्र के लोगों के हितों को चोट पहुंचाई जिसके नतीजे में हालिया उग्र प्रतिक्रिया हुई है.’
किशोर के मुताबिक 2003 में सेंट्रल रेलवे की नौकरियों में जहां 48 फीसदी बिहारियों को चुना गया था वहीं इनमें महाराष्ट्र से केवल चार फीसदी लोग ही शामिल थे. किशोर बताते हैं, ‘बिहारी एलआईसी और बैंकों में इतनी नौकरियों पाने में सफल नहीं हुए लेकिन राजनीतिक समर्थन के एवज में उन्हें सरकारी नौकरियां बड़ी आसानी से मिलती रहीं. बिहार के नेता ही बिहारियों पर हो रहे हमलों की मूल वजह हैं.’
Now does this justify RR Patil’s outburst and Rahul’s death – in no uncertain terms BIG NO. That was injustice. period. Guilty should be brought to the book and attempts made from both sides to understand each other’s point of view and bridge the gap before the flow of hate becomes too massive. This will prevent likes of Raj thackrey from coming in politics.
[update 30 nov] – Our amazing politician and chief minister – Mr. Deshmukh organizes a tour of the Taj for his son and Ram gopal verma. RR Patil trivilizes the issue just like Rahul Bose who said some thing similar – a city a like mumbai with millions of people an incident or two can happen (this is what mr patil spake) and we should be ready/expect more of them (these were the additional golden words of Rahul). Rahul went on to point out why he does not want this incident to be used by government to draft draconian laws. His intention was right but choice of words was bad.
[update - 30 No] – IB did give information about suspicious talk on sat phone and sea route being used to Taj, government, Navy etc. None of them acted.
[update - 30 Nov] – Ironical – Film personalities sitting on Barakha Dutt’s show criticize visit of ram gopal verma to Taj. Bloody south Mumbaikars.
[update - 30 nov] – Nor surprising – NSG does not have aeroplane they have requested for their use. But Mayavati/Mulayam/Reddy/Deshmukh got the planes for personal use on taxpayer’s money.
As Chetan mentioned the delinquent media folks unleashed a terror campaign of their own with 45 hours non stop verbal diarrhea. I have never big fan of Barakha and her ilk acting condescendingly – I have put my views earlier last year. They showered us with dumb, idiotic and disrespectful “commentry – a confused talkathon of their peanut sized brain” and pushing the forces/harried hostages to provide sound bite. They had audacity of calling this event as India’s 9/11 as if algeria/Munich or own older sufferings were not “good enough”. They reached the zenith of incompetance when they provided running breaking news and headlines like
1. Ladega india
2. War on Mumbai
3. Terror unleashed
4. Mumbai under xxxx
5. War on India
6. India ki jung
They had audacity of putting blaring music like a cheap show from Ekta Kapoor and tried matching the witless Karan johar kind of movies with dramatic angles and unrelated, useless shots. The real heroes were the camera man who unleashed camera movements like never before and enjoyed unfrettered access to the hotel’s outside and the backend producers/production folks added the zing through rasterization, saturation, colors of blood and repeatition of the video – specially the van with shooters. (same guys produce the dumb criminal shows in the night anyway with bearded or clean shaven bamboostic hosts)
Thanks folks(NDVT, AajTak, CNN-IBN, SAhara, India News, ….) – you have desensitized an entire generation. (Update – Tehelka has better collected view on desensitization)
I am sure your bank balances are ringing billions as you took that vital break by requesting us to wait hey let us play that ad.
Thanks for matching Ekta kapoor/Karan Johar for loudness/shrillness by melodramatizing, asking silly , unresearched questions, goading the relatives to talk to hostages inside and giving their positions, showing and getting excited by the landing of the commandoes on rooftops(cnn-ndtv bimbos – actually said – this is like in holly wood movies – how exciting and dramatic and pushing the cameraman to break the perimeter – getting and touching the curtains at different angles – is that reporting?).
Thanks for inviting biased policitians/dumb bollywood folks and asking for the sound bytes. BJP’s Jaswant singh could not wait to push his displeasure about the inordinate delay. He conveniently forgot the Kandahar incident which started this. The Moily wanted to spin it. Amar Singh/Arjun Singh/Paswan/Mulayam singh and Thackrey clan remained shut inside without a single interview.
Western Media is amazing as usual – I now belive more of Israel when they complain of bias against them by BBC etc.
Western media painted as if this was important since only westerners were targeted(across us/uk/australia).They conveniently forgot there were lot of brown skinned commoners whose lives were abrupted. Screw you folks ! You are no better than our dumb media.
Height of cnn’s impotence was Mr Chopra’s interview and his condescending advice for us to “work” with neighbour. He had balls to suggest that Hindu reprisal was due and he was sure Hindu extremists were involved earlier. Just when did he become expert on foreign relations, India. Nobody gives him dog’s behind in India or elsewhere…
Off course there were “experts” talking about how India has always blamed a certain country and how minorites are treated here etc etc. And this event could be blamed for it.
Screw you folks – when it happens to you – you come and carpet bomb a country of existence, make up the WMD presence and install a puppet, you go ahead and send the “unmanned predators” to swipe the land clean off culprits.
Everybody knows one roadside nuclear arms trader Mr. A. Q. Khan, everybody knows the role of ISI over the years. When it happens over the years to us – it is somehow not true, it needs to be verified, it needs to be narrowed down to secluded vision like “Hindu India” – “Right wing party “. When do we call republicans – right wing, when do we call you folks christian america? You want to advice us not to escalate this, not to take action to destabilize the peace? What and which peace?
Christiane amanpour puts across her own views compared to the facts. How did these folks become journalists – Where is NPR/DD/AIR quality, stoic and insightful. Yes they were biased a little but less on rhetoric and emergency of 3 year old kid in the new found wonderland.
These arm chair experts, media nuts should hang their head in shame as they brought down the bar in every sense.
[updated] – faking news has great information. I for one cannot forget why guardian/bbc/cnn quickly term everything on “themselves” as terrorist attacks but in India as unidentified gunmen/(no calling terrorists will be politically incorrect and saudi fund rolling will stop – does it sound like flamebait ? Off course it is – I am sick and tired of their biased view and condesceding behavior. ) For that matter sitting in Sydney the Australian media described the Indonesia as terror hub but this does not seem to be – it comes with all the “extra” information.
Balvinder captured it earlier wonderfully – Balvinder Singh’s description about what media was doing when Manekshaw died. Do not believe their “talk shows”/opinion polls. It feels revolting.
[update] Tehelka has the media on hook.