Friday, May 29, 2009

Critiquing the BJP

I have been an ardent supporter of the BJP for some time now, especially considering the alternative (The congress). Recently though, especially after the debacle in the elections there have been a number of eye opening articles written on the reason why the BJP is not able to win a majority in Parliament.

The more I read, the more I feel the BJP needs a huge overhaul.

(This is a very good article by Rajinder Puri on his experience with the BJP.)

(An insightful article exposing Rajnath Singh (never liked the feller) as a selfish and ambitious man who values his personal growth over the party)

(A very brilliantly written analysis of the the reason for BJP's failure.)

(Kanchan Gupta is currently analyzing the various reasons for the BJP debacle and all his posts make very interesting reading)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Snake behind the White Tiger

Found a brilliant write up on the Man-Booker prize winning author Aravind Adiga who won the award for his Hindu bashing novel called "The White Tiger".

"In a single breath, Adiga takes upon his young self the huge responsibility of highlighting all the ‘brutal injustices’ of India, while feeling proud enough to compare himself with Flaubert, Balzac and Dickens. "

"On the level of language too, Adiga falls far too short. The style of narration doesn’t match the projected aim to point out the ‘brutal injustices’ of Indian society. His style takes him nearer post-modern writing while his aim is as ambitious as of a Communist ideologue. For this purpose Adiga inserts some of the most famous secular slogans in Balram’s speeches, but his narration being post-modern is personal and individualistic."

"According to Adiga, the salient features of India are:
-Every traditional Indian village has a blue-movie (pornographic) theatre [4]
- No one can enter Indian malls without wearing shoes. Shoes are compulsory [5]
- No low-caste man can ever enter an Indian mall. Even if he enters stealthily, he is then caught, beaten and publicly humiliated [6]
- In India, if an owner runs over a man with his car, his driver has to go to jail instead [7]
- If a servant steals anything, then his entire family, back home, is ritually lynched to death (their women being repeatedly raped) [8]
- Every Indian book stall sells ‘rape magazines’ [9]
- There are separate markets for servants [10]
- Indian brothels take extra money from servants, called ‘Working-class surcharge’ [11]
- Sadhus are actually homosexual hookers who get paid to be buggered by foreigners [12]
- A common Hindu is worse than an Islamic terrorist [13]
- Indian caste system is worse, or at least as bad as the secret police of a totalitarian state [14]"

Analysis of the Indian elections

Found some excellent articles on the results of the Indian elections. Most of them are very revealing and has brought up very new thoughts on why the BJP failed. My opinions of Advani has also changed drastically and now feel that the BJP needs a complete overhaul if it expects to become popular once again.

Apparently the BJP has been highjacked by secularists who do not even understand why the BJP was established in the first place. People in the BJP who want the party to move away from hindutva should start a new party instead of making the BJP change its ideology! The BJP needs a purging of this muck, it seems.
(Why hindus allow our enemies to choose our leaders?)
(Myths on the Indian election)
(The downfall of Modi?)
(Good analysis of Indian elections)
(Tarun Tejpal's ass kissing editorial to Sonia)
(Brilliant analysis of Advani's character)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Indian election fiasco

It is shocking how inspite of the multitude of blunders by the UPA including but not limited to the Arjun Singh OBC reservation fiasco, the N-deal bribing issue, the laxity in punishing terrorists, prise rise, mis-handling of the economy, threatening to impose presidents rule in Orissa and Karnataka, denouncing Lord Ram and trying to destroy the Rama Sethu, portraying Hindus as terrorists, gifting away Nepal to the commies..........................., the Indian people seem to have voted them back to power with even more enthusiasm than even what the UPA expected!!

It is impossible that the Indian populace is so stupid that they would shoot themselves in the foot again!! The media of course played their bit by highjacking the real issues and focused on how handsome Rahul Gandhi looked and how pretty and dignified Priyanka Gandhi appeared while making Varun Gandhi look like some loony who wanted to spread "deheshat" in the country!!

It is not surprising though considering that Kapil Sibal once said more than 150 publications and dailies in India are owned by Congress members. For loyal Congress fellows it won't take much time to carve a legend out of Rahul within a decade.

The BJP now has to rethink its strategy. Most important for it is to stregthen its base in states where it is already ruling such as Karnataka, MP, Chattishgrah, Gujarat, Himachal and Uttarkhand and start making inroads into states like Andhra and Orissa.

I found a good article in the economic times which gives very good advice to the BJP in how best to rise from this low that they have reached. Hopefully there are some important BJP leaders who will read it. Advice ranges from reducing internal bickering and holding presidential primaries, delivering state governments, to grow in size from inside and not look for allies and the best advice is to decide who they are!

A few enlightening reads on the election regarding fraud that might have been perpetrated on the Indian public at least in certain constituencies.

"There is, of course, the possibility that the average voter did not in fact fall for the UPA's charms, and that this election was subject to massive fraud. I am talking about Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Having spent many years in the high-tech world, I do not trust computers, especially embedded systems. Researchers in the US have shown how easy it is to break into EVMs, which is why they have not adopted them. They have realised how important it is to have a paper audit trail, hanging chads and all.
It would not be extraordinarily difficult to install a programme with a Trojan Horse in it. To outward appearances and to ordinary testing, the programme would appear normal. However, when it is fed a sequence of keystrokes by the agent of the party committing the fraud, the Trojan Horse wakes up, and then, regardless of what buttons the voter actually presses, it can assign a certain (non-suspicious-looking) percentage (not 90% but, say 45%) to the preferred party. The Trojan Horse can even be programmed to quietly delete itself when the voting is over. Nobody would know any better, as there is no paper trail.
Let me emphasise that I do not have any evidence that this happened in 2009, but it is worth investigating. There were too many surprising -- almost miraculous -- victories by certain candidates whom the casual observer would have written off. By Occam's Razor, the simplest explanation is fraud. I would like to note in passing that in 2004, expecting the NDA to commit fraud, an Indian Communist in the US had prepared a suit alleging EVM fraud. Therefore it is clear that the thought has occurred to various people that there could be EVM fraud."

"Rawale cited the examples of US and Indonesia where the use of EVMs has been stopped due their inconsistency." I wonder how i got only 5 votes from an area that is a Shiv Sena stronghold," the defeated candidate said. Replying to query, Rawale claimed that the MNS had not impacted the outcome."

"Producing doctored EVMs is child’s play: Computer chips that control the EVMs can be easily programmed to do all kinds of improper manipulations. For example, after a certain number of people (perhaps hundreds) have voted, the rest of the votes may be channeled to a chosen candidate. This is just one among many mischievous tricks possible."

"The room for suspicion is in Vaiko's constituency. How is it that while counting, the votes increased by 23,000 more than the polled votes? There is a register of polled votes. When it is counted, it is much more than that. It means there was rigging also. Those who rigged must have gone overboard in Vaiko's constituency!"

A counter point to the manipulated EVMs is given here,

Christian threat in India

Saw an article in the Indian Express giving details on an inquiry into forced conversions in the Karnataka state. This should put to rest the doubts on whether conversions are always voluntary.

"“Christian missionaries have forcibly converted my family to Christianity,” 20-year-old Akash, a resident of Koppa taluk in Chikmagalur district, told the Justice B K Somashekara Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday.
“On the pretext of helping our family, a few Christians offered Rs 3,000 to my father and converted my family members to Christianity,” Akash said during the cross examination by Rupert Rosario, advocate appearing for the Christian organisation.
“Money was offered to our family with a pre-condition that we embrace Christianity. After joining Christianity himself, my father forced me to join the same religion. But I refused to do so,” Akash said.
Akash admitted that a church in Jaipura of Koppa taluk was attacked due to forcible conversion in that area. He also said that Hindu organisations or his community members did not help them in curing his mother’s disease, but Christians did help by offering money.
Ashwini Manjunath, a resident of Koppa, deposed before the panel and said that when she was 10 years old, one Thomas, a manager in a coffee estate married her widowed mother who later converted to Christianity.
Ashwini alleged that her step-father Thomas harassed her to embrace Christianity, but she did not budge. Later, she escaped from the custody of her step-father when he took her to Mangalore for conversion.
Advocates Madhusudhan Adiga and Satishchandra, appeared for Hindu organisations.
Government advocate Prasanna Deshpande and Srinivas were also present during the hearing."

My cousin in Bangalore wants to marry a Christian girl but her mother is hell bent against it because she believes that he is a devil worshipper and it is a sin to marry a hindu!! Imagine what trash these people are taught in their churches if this is the level of thinking that christians living in a cosmopolitan city like Bangalore.
The girl on the other hand got my cousin to become willing to convert. Don't ask me his logic for doing so cos I dont think anything will justify such a stupid move.

Also found a good organization called secularism combat, I suspect in response to the trecherous Teesta Setalvad's NGO communalism combat, run by Dr. T H Choudary. His articles are quite nice and am giving a link to one of them,

""Sri Mareppa who till recently was Marketing Minister in the Congress government of Andhra Pradesh enrolled himself as an SC in government records. He contested and won a seat reserved Scheduled Caste in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. But he is a practising Christian and is proud to announce that he is a Christian. For example, to Sakshi a largely circulated Telugu daily of 4th January 2009 he told this…………
“YS (Dr Y S Rajasekhar Reddy) is my Jesus… He is my heart, he is my life. I said this earlier also. I am reiterating now. I am proud that I have worked in the cabinet of so wonderful a person like Dr Y S Rajasekhar Reddy. I am ever ready to do anything that he (YS) orders me to do. Even if the order is to sacrifice my life also, I will not hesitate….”"

With the Congress winning the election (which I believe have a good chance of having been rigged), the fate of Andhra is in grave danger. The people of Andhra have to wake up and see beyond their stupid caste and money equations, something that they have been obsessed with for decades, if they want their glorious culture and tradition to survive the onslaught of evengelical christianity.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Nepal Crisis

Here are some very interesting articles on Nepal crisis and the imminent Maoist take over of Nepal

"Much before the showdown between Nepal's Maoist premier and his army chief began leading to the former's resignation, the Left wing
cadres had began forcing Indian-owned companies to shut down operations and shift businesses out of the Himalayan nation. Besides setting deadlines to others, the Maoist cadres, operating under the banner of Maoist Trade Union, had stopped work of an FMCG major in August last year. The employees of the company, owned and run by an Indian since 1989, were forced to leave the factory premises by Maoists and told not to report back for duty. The trouble for Indian enterprises began ever since the Maoist-led regime came to power. This despite the fact that many Indian companies had a labour pact and were assured of protection by the government under the local labour laws before they started operations."

"“In the past, China quickly stepped into the vacuum created by India’s hesitation in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and other countries. With Prachanda in power, Nepal was also heading the same way,’’ said a senior officer. India, of course, was caught completely off-balance when Maoists emerged victorious in Nepal’s constituent assembly elections and Prachanda was sworn in as the PM last August. It then belatedly scrambled to engage with the Maoists, even as Prachanda exhibited his pronounced tilt towards China."

"In what can severely damage Nepal Maoist leader Prachanda's credibility, a video has surfaced in Nepal that reveals Prachanda's real intentions. A one year old video clip exposes India's worst fears - where Prachanda on camera promises to fill the Nepalese Army with Maoist cadres. The video exposes Prachanda telling his cadres that his ultimate aim is to capture absolute power. At a Maoist training camp Prachanda told cadres that he viewed the peace process as no more than a tactic.Prachanda also admitted that he lied to UN officials and told them that Maoists numbered 35 thousand whereas in reality Prachanda had less than seven thousand fighters.It was a clever move to get more compensation but it all flies in the face of Prachanda's public image and now there is a big question mark over Prachanda's credibility. "

"The Nepali Congress, the second largest party after the Maoists, Monday began a two-pronged attack on the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), the political mission of the UN that entered Nepal in 2007 to help in the peace negotiations between the Maoist guerrillas and the then seven-party coalition government led by the NC. After a video tape leak last week, the NC has begun doubting the UNMIN’s credibility and is calling for a fresh screening of the over 19,000 Maoist People’s Liberation Army (PLA) combatants who have been barracked in 28 cantonments since the end of the Maoist insurgency in 2006. In the tape, that raises fresh doubts about the peace plans of the Maoists, guerrilla supremo and caretaker Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has been recorded as telling his PLA fighters that their number was jacked up five-fold to over 30,000 when UNMIN began screening them in 2007 even though they actually numbered between 7,000-8,000. ",curpg-2.cms

(An article by Tarun Vijay)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Getting back India's black money

t and brings back There is apparently a lot of money in foriegn bank accounts by Indians who have tried to evade taxes and also with a lot of other illicit money.
The BJP has promised to bring back the money as soon as possible. The congress on the other hand has been trying to obfuscate the issue since most of the money must be owned by Congress people.

Here is an interview of S. Gurumurthy, a renowned chartered accountant, who is part of the task force to bring the money back,

"At that time Advaniji felt as the PM was attending the April 2 meeting, he should take up this issue. But our people remained silent at the G-20 preparatory meet.
See what India did. We didn't forcefully ask the Germans to give us the particulars. When Germany and France took up the matter in the OECD, we didn't welcome it. When they took up the matter in G-20 we did not support them or join them. So, from all this arose a big question, whether the government was at all interested in working against illicit Indian monies abroad. That is why Advaniji took up the matter. As the government did not take it up, the BJP had to take it up as an electoral issue

Professor Vaidynathan is a well known faculty in IIM-B who is also a member of the task force the BJP has constituted to bring back the money,

"It is not due to our pressure but that of US which will make them co-operate. When a family is in deep financial crisis then it tries to look at the small amount saved under the sugar jar by grandma. Same way developed economies are desperate for every dollar. Even if we do not act due to their efforts the list of crooks may be out, then we will be in a dangerous social situation since the who's who of India will be there. Instead we should get it and get the funds and decide on the steps to sterilise it. Otherwise, the world will laugh at us."

From the editorial of the Indian Express,

"Mystification” is how the additional solicitor general felt about a petition in the Supreme Court, filed by several eminent Indians, seeking recovery of perhaps Rs 70 lakh crore of black money in secret Swiss bank accounts. Gopal Subramaniam was mystified by the petition’s timing; he perhaps sees BJP prime ministerial candidate L K Advani’s promise of a 100-day plan to retrieve that black money as being an election gimmick.
His suspicions were echoed by the Congress party’s candidate for Leader of Opposition, Rahul Gandhi, who promised voters in Hyderabad an enquiry. “The BJP would forget their promises of unlocking the money from Swiss bank accounts because they know there was no such money anywhere,” young Rahul thundered, mystifying listeners about what exactly would be enquired — the very fact of black money or the BJP’s sincerity. In any case he did not promise to bring back any money from abroad.
Congress strategist Jairam Ramesh has gone from blue-eyed to cross-eyed over the amount that Advani claims was salted away between 2002 and 2006. Research by Advani’s task force suggests it could be Rs 70 lakh crore, the higher end of estimates in the Global Financial Integrity report of the Washington-based Centre for International Policy; Jairam cites the lower end of those estimates, about Rs 14 lakh crore. That still seems like a hell of a lot of money.
Jairam also coyly proposes that the negative flow in India’s capital account suggests a reversal of capital flight — meaning that people are stashing their black money in India. So that’s why we had participatory notes for foreign investors! Now it all makes sense. The UPA was trying to turn India into a nuclear-powered Swiss bank. Thank God for the global economic slowdown.
Even the man behind the PNs, P Chidambaram, whose IQ is higher than the Sensex (in contrast to those politicians whose IQs are lower than the current dollar price of crude oil per barrel) is mystified. He wondered in Sivaganga whether Advani’s 100- day action plan was a smokescreen: “I wonder whether he is unwittingly alerting those who have deposits abroad to re-arrange their affairs in the next four weeks before a new government is sworn in.” So Chidambaram is accusing Advani of both deliberation (by fiendishly setting up a smokescreen) and inadvertence (by unwittingly alerting those with foreign piles). He is like a sophist on steroids. Also, he should be careful lest someone alert his boss Sonia Gandhi that he is going around openly declaring that these are the Congress party’s last four weeks in power, and that the UPA will be handing the reins of government to someone else.
Congress spokesperson Kapil Sibal is another brainy guy, but he refuses to succumb to mystification. Rather, he scoffs at Advani’s plan as he believes that Advani does not know the legal procedure for getting black money back from Swiss banks.
That’s like saying that Advani cannot file his tax returns because he does not know how to fill out the form. It also appears to ignore one minor event in London at the beginning of this month: the G20 meeting.
You may recall that the G20 decided to crackdown on tax havens by agreeing to fix the loopholes that currently exist around hedge funds and tax havens. This has come shortly after America’s threats to UBS of Switzerland to reveal the estimated 52,000 accounts held by Americans. The US said that about $15 billion dollars of untaxed money were held in the Swiss bank. Our tax laws may differ from the USA’s, but it appears that there is a new global political will to end this convenience for the fabulously wealthy, and that there will be concerted legal action to do so. Even if India does not have the requisite legal tools, formulating new ones will not be difficult in the new global environment.
What is common to all the statements by this galaxy of Congressmen is the accusation that the BJP is looking to derive political mileage from the promise of a 100- day action plan; that the NDA government did nothing about recovering black money during its tenure; and that the retrieval of black money is a minor derivative issue, meant to detract from weightier issues that confront the nation.
It may well be that talk of recovery of such monies will not generate the wave of votes that can propel the BJP into power.
It appears that most voters, and even those who are paying attention, do not comprehend the enormity of the sum involved; eve n i f we see the number 7,00,00,00,00,00,000, we do not understand it. If they do not understand it, how can it become an emotive issue for them? Yet the reason that Advani has mooted it, and why Rahul is dismissive, is that for their parties these elections are a neck-andneck race. Every incremental gain is unquantifiable but necessary if the final tally of each party is to be pushed up, piecemeal, to 150 seats or more. Hence emotive or not, each issue is a worthwhile pursuit. The argument that it is politically motivated is nonsensical, because all policy initiatives in a democracy must be politically motivated.
Elections are the best time to test a policy proposal; it is when you have people’s attention, and when the politician’s patience with voters is inexhaustible. The world’s most successful politician currently is Barack Obama, and it was during his gruelling campaign that he fine-tuned or fleshed out many of his ideas and policy proposals. In this context, any accusation of gimmickry sounds more like “sour grapes”.
It is equally misguided to say that the BJP will drop its proposal on May 14, the day after the last round of polling, or to wonder why nothing happened during the tenure of A B Vajpayee. If the BJP does forget this promise, it will not be the first party in India or abroad to do so, but that seems unlikely given the kind of research already put in by Advani’s task force. As to why nothing happened during the Vajpayee tenure is tantamount to wondering why Vajpayee did not solve the Kashmir issue.
Whatever be the many reasons, does it mean Advani should not try to resolve it? Certainly there are weightier issues confronting the nation, but it appears that all parties have made their broad ideologies clear in these elections, and what remains are their details of proposed governance.
The BJP has promised to honour the nuclear deal with the USA, another issue that carries no emotional weight with voters (as evidenced by the Congress party’s campaign amnesia on Manmohan Singh’s single achievement in five years), but it is another detail that sharpens the image of the party in the voter’s mind. Congressmen may suffer mystification, but it is certain that the Indian voter does not.

About The Author:
Aditya Sinha is the Editor-in-Chief of The New Indian Express and is based in Chennai.

Korean missionaries

Korea is a beautiful country with wonderful people and a great culture. Unfortunately, the chritsianization of Korea has reulted in utter destruction of the people's values and traditions. It is extremely sad to see how a religion can totally destroy a civilization. Indian faces the same threat and there has to be an active effort to fight it.
Details on how koreans have suffered due to Christianity is given below.

These people have become so brainwashed that they are now the country sending the second highest number of missionaries to the wrold after the US. Remember the missionaries who were caught by the Taliban in Afghanistan recently. They were released only after the Christian government in South Korea gave the Taliban millions of dollars as ransom.

Here is an article showing how these korean missionaries go to poor countries and prey on their misfortune. Apparently they are happy to see disasters happen to people since this gives them an opportunity to convert the affected. Talk about warped minds!!

"Korean missionaries tell me that after decades of war, civil war and turmoil, Cambodia is open to evangelisation. Buddhism is seen as having been weakened by decades of war and the anti-religious regime of the Khmer Rouge. The number of Korean Christian missionaries in Cambodia has risen in recent years to at least 400.

The missionaries claim that conversion is not only the key to a life according to God's will, but also to prosperity. They cite South Korea as an example, where a rapid Christianisation has accompanied rapid industrialisation. Moses Hahn, for example, has only one explanation for the huge disparity in wealth between North and South Korea.
"There is only one reason. They have no God, but we have God - true God," he says. "

BJP in K'taka

The BJP in Karnataka, has tried hard to remove the tag of being "communal" a term foisted on it by traitors and anti-nationals. Instead of pooh-poohing it away and setting about its agenda, the BJP has fallen for the trap and involved itself in appearing secular in the eyes of those who despise the BJP and what it stands for. No matter what the BJP does it cannot remove the communal tag, so it is a wonder if the great minds in the party cannot see through this wateful endeavour.

One the main things that the BJP has highlighted in its achievements category in Karnataka has been the fact that they increased the funding to Islamic organizations (madrassa, mosques, etc) from 30 crores to 120 crores in the last state budget. In the effort to removing the "communal" tag the BJP in K'taka is actually becoming communal by giving hindu tax payers money to muslims. There is already enough money coming to the muslims from the middle east. Instead of taxing that money the stupid BJP is giving them more!!

Inspite of all that, the muslims in K'taka have decided to issue a fatwa against the BJP. When will the BJP learn that the worst thing they can do is to betray its main voter base.

Life under Commie rule in India

There are some people in India who have a utopian dream of living under communist rule thinking that it is the answer to all social problems.

Here is a list of recent news articles which sould make these naive souls think twice.

(If some women are beaten in K'taka for illegal drinking then it is shame on the country and it is termed "Hindu terror" and Renuka Choudary gets worried about Talibanization of Mangalore but no one seems to be bothered about people being killed and raped in Commie land since there it is just another day filled with fear and violence!)

"As the Lok Sabha poll campaign gathers steam in the Left-ruled Kerala, a top Church official has described the CPI-M as a 'threat' to democracy and warned that India will suffer the same fate as China under Mao Zedong.
'The Marxist party will use all kinds of tactics to strengthen itself in places where it is in power. That they will do throughout India once they get to power at the Centre, will be no different from Mao or Stalin,' says Cardinal Mar Varkey Vithayathil in his book Straight From Heart.""

"“There is no way you can protest because the CPI(M) cadre are watching your movements all the time,” says Nirmal Mandal. He recalls how a few years ago, Thatu Mandi — a BJP worker — was pulled out of a protest rally before being flogged to death. “No one talks for fear of these people,” says son Rabi, while his helpless mother looks blankly even as she holds the bar of a ‘dying’ tubewell."

"Trouble has been brewing at the Sabarimala temple due to the serious difference of opinion between the president of the TDB C.K. Guptan and two other board members, P. Narayanan and Sumathikutty Amma.
While Guptan has been the nominee of the Communist Party of India-Marxist and is also the son-in-law of legendary Communist E.M.S. Nampoothiripad, Narayanan is a former Communist Party of India legislator and Sumathikutty is a nominee of the Revolutionary Socialist Party.
The problems began ever since the TDB took over the production of the prasadam following the failure of the contractor to meet the demand. The daily production of prasadam is around 125,000 cans and due to shortage of cans the authorities have been forced to restrict the supply."

(Imagine communists running one of India's most visited temple!! It is completely against democracy fpr commies to control a religious place. It is crazy how the Keralites allow such behaviour from the commies. Its crazy how the two states -West Bengal and kerala which had produced some of the greatest saints in India has now degenerated into commie wastelands))