Wednesday, July 22, 2009

नहीं चला मोदी का मुस्लिम कार्ड, जूनागढ़ में हारी बीजेपी-पश्चिम-भारत-Navbharat Times

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    • लोकसभा चुनाव के बाद बीजेपी के सामने विचारधारा और पार्टी की आगे की राह को लेकर असमंजस बरकरार है।
    • अगर वह अपना जनाधार व्यापक करने के लिए अल्पसंख्यकों को लुभाने की कोशिश कर रही है तो वह भी नाकाम हो रहा है।
    • हार के दो महीने बाद जूनागढ़ में हुए स्थानीय निकाय (सिविक इलेक्शन)के चुनाव नतीजों के लिए तो सिर्फ नरेंद्र मोदी ही जिम्मेदार हैं। मोदी इस हार के लिए बीजेपी में किसी और नहीं कोस सकते हैं। मंगलवार को घोषित हुए चुनाव नतीजों में 51 सीटों में से कांग्रेस ने 26 सीटें जीत ली हैं।
    • खास बात यह है कि इन नतीजों ने नरेंद्र मोदी के मुस्लिम प्रेम पर भी सवाल खड़े कर दिए हैं क्योंकि मोदी ने जूनागढ़ सिविक पोल में पांच मुस्लिम उम्मीदवारों को मैदान में उतारा था, लेकिन पांचों बड़ी अंतर से चुनाव हारे। इन नतीजों ने मोदी के मुस्लिम कार्ड को नाकाम साबित कर दिया है।
    • मोदी का यह फॉर्म्युला बुरी तरह फेल हो गया और इसने उल्टे बीजेपी के हिंदू वोटरों को भी नाराज कर दिया। जिसके चलते शहर में बीजेपी के पारंपरिक वोटर छिटक गए। वोटरों के करीब एक चौथाई आबादी वाले पटेल जाति के वोटरों ने बीजेपी का साथ नहीं दिया।

IntelliBriefs: Survey shows Indians have most favourable opinion of Israel

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    • Dhruv Patel

      Hindu Voice UK

    • Jews and Hindus share much in common: their homelands (Israel and India) are threatened on their borders by similar enemies; they make a massively disproportionate net economic contribution to any country where they settle while at the same time generally integrating well into the society; and they tend to maintain strong family and community ties.
    • a study undertaken on behalf of the Israeli Foreign Ministry recently ranked India as the most pro-Israel country in the world with 58% of respondents expressing sympathy with the Jewish state.
    • Other countries that showed significant sympathy to Israel included the United States (56%), Russia (52%), Mexico (52%) and China (50%). Most interestingly, however, was that European countries Britain (34%), France (27%) and Spain (23%) were ranked at the bottom of the list as the countries least sympathetic towards Israel. Commentator Daniel Pipes concluded in his blog that this suggests Israelis should take a fresh look at their military alliances.

Kumbh Mela tourism turns trendy, courts celebrities

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    • The Kumbh Mela is no longer just about ash-smeared sadhus, saffron-clad cult-leaders and millions of rural devotees seeking salvation in a holy dip. Next year, the event at Haridwar will parallel the Commonwealth Games in Delhi as a trendy tourist attraction. With fancy facilities and name-droppable A-list celebrities coming on stealthy visits, the old festival has had a modern makeover. Tour operators are planning big to earn valuable dollars and lift the industry from the 26/11 attacks last year in Mumbai and the economic downturn that followed.
    • On offer will be luxury camps housed in all-weather tents, Swiss cottages with Western-style toilets, hot and cold water, multi cuisine menus and first aid facilities. "The idea is to give our guests a glimpse of the local culture in a setting which is comfortable for them", said Bibhas Prasad, director, Leisure Hotels Pvt. Ltd., who in association with global operator Cox and Kings is setting up 100 camps on the banks of river Ganga for the entire duration of the Kumbh Mela from January to April.
    • Hollywood celebrities and business tycoons are expected to descend at the Mahakumbh.

* VivekaJyoti *: Swami advocates the concept of 'Brihad Virat Hindutva' to bring about a renaissance in the current secular India's value system

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    • The Janata Party President Dr. Subramanian Swamy, and presently teaching economics at Harvard University in the summer term, today advocated the concept of Brihad Virat Hindutva to bring about a renaissance in the current secular India's value system and thus create a unified patriotic and spiritual society. At present, he said, the Indian nation is slowly but surely sliding into a crass one-dimensional society of material pursuits which can lead to the nation's Balkanisation.
    • Dr. Swamy said that Hindu civilisation has lasted so long, in fact the longest, is because it was a society that had found a blend and harmonisation of material pursuits with spirirtual values.
    • Elaborating he said: "In the 19th century, Swami Vivekananda had propagated the concept of Brihad{Greater} Hindutva, while Sri Aurobindo and Veer Savarkar who had spoken from different perspectives, advocated a Virat[virile] Hindutva. All these revelations were made to the people in pre-political de-colonised India. But unfortunately after becoming free, the academia and political power went into the hands of Marxists and Macaulayists who were determined to reduce the Hinduness of Indians to a minimum of acceptability labelling it as obscurantist and politically chauvinist, or communal and fundamentalist, and make out the concept as a danger to secularism.

IntelliBriefs: Letter from Baloch Leader,Wahid Baloch to B.Raman

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    • Dear B. Raman ji,

    • Thank you very much for this kind letter
    • Balochistan is an occupied land. We were never a part of Pakistan, nor we consider ourselves to be Pakistani. Pakistan and Iran have occupied our land by force against our will. Our people are under the siege for last many decades. We are a secular nation. We have nothing in common with Pakistan and Iran. We should not be forced to live with Islamic terrorists and extremists. We have every right to live in freedom as a free nation in our ancestral land. We hope that the great People of India will not leave us alone at the mercy of Pakistani and Iranian State terrorism and will come to rescue our people from the tyranny, occupation and oppression. >>

    • Best Regards,

      Dr. Wahid Baloch, President of Baloch Society Of North America (BSO-NA), 1629 K Street NW, Suit 300 Washington D.C 20036 USA Tel: (202) 349-1682 Fax: (202) 331-3759 E-Mail: Website:

IntelliBriefs: Demonisation of the Baloch Freedom Struggle: An Open Letter to Mrs. Sonia Gandhi

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    • By B. Raman

      Dear Mrs. Sonia Gandhi,
    • No other section of the people of Pakistan had stood by India and the Pakistani Hindus as lovingly, as loyally and as courageously as the Balochs have done. Of all the people of Pakistan, the Balochs were the closest to the hearts of Gandhiji, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Narasimha Rao and other leaders of the Congress (I) of the pre-2004 vintage.
    • They started a second war of independence in December 2005, which continues till now despite the most ruthless actions taken to suppress them by the previous Government of Pervez Musharraf and the present Government of Asif Ali Zardari.
    • the Pakistan Army has been misusing some of the military equipment such as helicopter gunships etc received by it from the US for use against Al Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban to suppress the Balochs. Despite the most brutal acts of suppression, the brave Balochs have continued with their freedom struggle.
    • As the President of the Congress (I), which has always enjoyed bonds of strong love and sympathy with the Baloch leaders and people, you should repair the damage done to the interests of the nation and the image of your party by Manmohan Singh by his unwise action by clarifying the position of your party.

Arthakranti – a movement to make India prosperous « A wide angle view of India

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      • Whether you call it an idea or a movement, Arthakranti aims to solve India’s problems. Their plans may or may not be workable, and they are still only plans which cannot be implemented unless the government gets involved. Even then the idea is worth thinking about.

        Two of Arthakranti’s proposals:

        • Abolition of taxes except for Customs and Import duties. The government makes money via a bank transaction tax on receipts. The bank will get its percentage too.
        • Currency compression by ensuring that the highest currency denomination is Rs. 50/-


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    • On Sunday afternoon 19th July, a public meeting was addressed by Hindu Samhati President Tapan Kumar Ghosh at Canning bus stand in South 24 Pargana dist. The meeting was a grand success. 400 workers and about one thousand people attended the meeting.
      In the meeting Tapan Ghosh said : The situation in the villages of Canning 2 Block is worse than Bangladesh for the Hindus.
    • To protect themselves, Hindus joined CPIM, RSP, Congress, TMC, even BJP by turn. But no party could give them security. In a latest incident, 17 Hindu families of Dakshin Moukhali were uprooted from their home by the Muslims. The reason : the Hindus joined TMC from CPIM. But not surprisingly, TMC did nothing to protect them as the offenders are Muslims.
    • For many years in some villages Hindu women are being tortured and raped by the Muslim miscreants so frequently that the morale of Hindus has been totally broken. The capable Hindus have been already migrated from this place. The rest are tolerating the intolerable torture and persecution silently.
    • Due to this torture and persecution, and consequent migration of Hindus from this area, the percentage of Hindus has come down from 60.46 to 52.50 in just 20 years (1981 – 2001). And Muslims increased from 39.24 to 47.16 percent. In the next census report (2011), it is sure that Hindus will be minority in Canning 1 & 2 Block Hindus at 36.51 percent and Muslims at 63.17 percent

Revisiting Ram Janmabhoomi - Part II | || Satyameva Jayate ||

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    • Most of you may not remember this but in a post on my blog more than four years ago, I wrote:

      I see the Ayodhya movement as inseparably linked to a revival of Hindu pride. Lord Shri Ram’s character can be an ideal template to bring together the disparate elements within present day Hindu religion. Being an earlier epic than Mahabharata, the Ramayana has strong elements that support a cohesive society, much before the degradation of the varna-ashram dharma into the jati-pratha system (e.g. the characters of Valmiki, Shabri, Jatav, Shri Hanuman etc). These need to be highlighted and woven together to win mass support for reclamation of Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya.

    • Before we delve into the history of the Janmabhoomi, it may be helpful to recollect what Gandhi-ji said about mosques built after destroying temples:

      “Mosques built after destroying temples are the sign of slavery and Muslims should hand over the same to Hindu Society”

      Source: Mahatma Gandhi in ‘Navjeevan’ dated July 17, 1937 [ quoted here ].

    • As per historians, since 1528 there have been at least 76 armed conflict in which over 300,000 Hindus sacrificed their lives to restore the Ram Janma Bhoomi temple.

      …the only conflict free periods were when they were allowed to worship inside the disputed structure.

    • In 1934, during the armed conflict between Hindus and Muslims the Babri structure was damaged. Since 1936, the Babri structure was an abandoned building and did not function as a community mosque for local muslims. There is no evidence of any Mutawalli or Imam or Muazzin or Khatib or Khadim having functioned as the mosque management as such for the up keep and maintenance of the ‘mosque’.
    • Since December 23, 1949 there have been daily Hindu prayers and worship at the Ram Janma Bhoomi Temple…Babri was not a functional Mosque, and it has been a functional temple for atleast 42 years.
    • Past excavations and studies suggest that a temple did exist at the same site (as) and underneath, the disputed structure. This has also been corroborated by the report of the ASI - which was submitted to the court on Augist 25, ‘03. From Proof of temple found at Ayodhya: ASI report
    • Harsh Narain’s Rama-Janmabhumi Temple: Muslim Testimony that summarises the evidence (based on contemporary records by Muslim scholars) and makes the following points
    • 4. That the Babari mosque was also called ‘masjid-i Janmasthan’ and ‘masjid-i Sîta kî Rasoî’ from long before 1855.
    • I will end this post with a heartfelt plea to all Muslims in India:

      Please consider that the Ram Janmabhoomi issue is not really a matter of discussion, debate, archeology or law.

      It is a matter of faith.

    • please cooperate with Hindus in building a grand temple - not just in Ayodhya but also in Kashi and Mathura.
    • That is the way to close this painful chapter. That is the way towards reconciliation.

      That is the path to peace

    • Parting Thought: From an open letter to Justice Liberhan by Dr S Kalyanaraman:

      …Unfortunately, Liberman(sic), you have missed the central point.

    • Law and Revolution are antithetical, in a way. It is impossible to revolt under law as it has evolved. Revolution by its very nature has to be outside of the judicial system.

      …A spiritual movement cannot be compiled as an evidence dossier, Liberman. It has only to be experienced.

    • Sure, law books will be thrown at me to say that the movement should have been ‘legally’ conducted. But, the problem is, legality is a papal canon and not a spiritual understanding of Hindusthan. I don’t want so far as to say that ‘law is an ass’ which can only bray and is incapable of the cry of revolt. But I will say this. This revolt will NOT go away.

Revisiting Ram Janmabhoomi - Part I | || Satyameva Jayate ||

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    • From The Telepgraph story titled, Azad brother for Ram temple (the bit that caught my attention is in bold):
    • April 12
    • Srinagar
    • Top Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s younger brother today announced his entry into the BJP with support to the Ram temple. Ghulam Ali had joined the BJP some days ago allegedly after he was denied a Congress ticket, but the move went largely unnoticed.
    • Today, he stirred controversy at a news conference in Jammu with his comments on the Ayodhya dispute: “It was actually a Ram Mandir, which was demolished by Emperor Babar to construct the Muslim religious place.
    • “There was neither a mosque nor will it ever come up at the disputed site. There existed a Ram temple and it shall always remain there.”
    • “Islam says a disputed site cannot be used for namaaz. I want to ask Muslim scholars to swear on the Quran and tell the people what the Quran says about the disputed site,”
    • “He (Babar) was neither a leader nor a scholar of Islam. He was an invader who demolished the temple to construct the mosque,”

भारतीय समाज, सच का सामना, TRP की भूख और कुछ महत्वपूर्ण सवाल… Sach Ka Samna, TRP Rating & Indian Society

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    • मान लें यदि कोई पागल व्यक्ति आपके घर के सामने कूड़ा-करकट फ़ैला रहा है, सम्भव है कि वह कूड़ा-करकट आपके घर को भी गन्दा कर दे, तब आप क्या करेंगे?
    • A) पागल को रोकने की कोशिश करेंगे,
    • B) अपने घर के दरवाजे बन्द कर लेंगे कि, मुझे क्या करना है? (यह बिन्दु शंकर फ़ुलारा जी के ब्लॉग से साभार)
    • यदि स्मिता लालच में फ़ँसकर अपनी इज़्ज़त लुटवा रही है तो आलोचना किसकी होना चाहिये स्टार प्लस की या स्मिता की? सामाजिक जिम्मेदारी किसकी अधिक बनती है स्मिता की या स्टार प्लस की? “चैनलों का काम ही है अश्लीलता फ़ैलाना और बुराई दिखाना…” यह कहना बेतुका इसलिये है कि ऐसा करने का अधिकार उन्हें किसने दिया है? और यदि वे अश्लीलता फ़ैलाते हैं और हम अपनी आँखें या टीवी बन्द कर लें तो बड़ा दोष किसका है? आँखें (टीवी) बन्द करने वाले का या उस चैनल का? इस दृष्टि से तो हमें केतन पारिख को रिहा कर देना चाहिये, क्योंकि स्मिता की तरह ही निवेशक भी लालच में फ़ँसे हैं सो गलती भी उन्हीं की है, वे लोग क्यों शेयर बाजार में घुसे, केतन पारेख का तो काम ही है चूना लगाना? शराब बनाने वालों को छोड़ देना चाहिये क्योंकि यह तो “चॉइस” का मामला है, सिगरेट कम्पनियों को कानून के दायरे से बाहर कर देना चाहिये क्योंकि पीने वाला खुद ही अपनी जिम्मेदारी से वह सब कर रहा है? यह भी तो एक प्रकार का “स-सहमति सहशयन” ही है, बलात्कार नहीं।
    • इसी प्रकार यदि कहीं पर कोई अपसंस्कृति (कूड़ा-करकट) फ़ैला रहा है तब अपने दरवाजे बन्द कर लेना सही है अथवा उसकी आलोचना करके, उसकी शिकायत करके (फ़िर भी न सुधरे तो ठुकाई करके) उसे ठीक करना सही है। दरवाजे बन्द करना, आँखें बन्द करना अथवा टीवी बन्द करना कोई इलाज नहीं है, यह तो बीमारी को अनदेखा करना हुआ। ऐसे चैनल क्यों देखते हो का जवाब तो यही है कि वरना पता कैसे चलेगा कि कौन-कौन, कहाँ-कहाँ, कैसी-कैसी गन्दगी फ़ैला रहा है?
    • यदि यह शो वयस्कों के लिये है तब इस प्रकार की वैधानिक चेतावनी क्यों नहीं जारी की गई और इसका समय 10.30 की बजाय रात 12.30 क्यों नहीं रखा गया? कांबली-सचिन के फ़ुटेज दिखा-दिखाकर इसका प्रचार क्यों किया जा रहा है? क्योंकि पहले भी कंडोम के प्रचार में राहुल द्रविड और वीरेन्द्र सहवाग को लिया जा चुका है और कई घरों में बच्चे पूछते नज़र आये हैं कि पापा क्रिकेट खेलते समय मैं भी राहुल द्रविड जैसा कण्डोम पहनूंगा… क्या यह कार्यक्रम बनाने वाला चाहता है कि कुछ और ऐसे ही सवाल बच्चे घरों में पूछें?
    • भारत में “आधुनिकता”(?) के मापदण्ड बदल गये हैं (बल्कि चालबाजी द्वारा मीडिया ने बदल दिये गये हैं), एक नज़र इन खबरों पर डाल लीजिये जिसमें इस घटिया शो के कारण विभिन्न देशों में कैसी-कैसी विडम्बनायें उभरकर सामने आई हैं,

    • प्रकरण – 1 : मोमेंट ऑफ़ ट्रुथ का ग्रीक संस्करण प्रतिबन्धित किया गया…
    • प्रकरण 2 – पति की हत्या के लिये भाड़े का हत्यारा लेना स्वीकार करने पर कोलम्बिया में भी इस शो पर प्रतिबन्ध (मूल रिपोर्ट जोशुआ गुडमैन APP)
    • नाली में गन्दगी दिखाई दे रही है तो उसे साफ़ करने की कोशिश करना चाहिये, यदि नहीं कर सकते तो उसे ढँकना चाहिये, लेकिन यह जाँचने के लिये, कि नाली की गन्दगी वाकई गन्दगी है या नहीं, उसे हाथ में लेकर घर में प्रवेश करना कोई जरूरी नहीं…”।

Tarun Vijay: Return to Ayodhya

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    • Tarun Vijay
      5 July 2009
    • Take care of Ayodhya.

      Its a city of Ram and India would be less than a nation if Ram is taken away or left isolated like a post-Columbus American-Indian village.

      Turn Ayodhya into an international city of grandeur like Thailand has done to its own Ayutthaya. Its a city defining India, the heritage, the immortal literature woven around it, the dreams and aspirations of people sung keeping it in the centre, the river Sarayu and the dust turned holier because Ram had played in it. Its incredibly Indian and unbelievably divine. It will earn spiritual solace. Those who think in terms of euros and dollars wont be disappointed. That would come with a political mileage for all times without ruffling any feathers or denting a vote bank.

      After all, Rajiv Gandhi had started his election campaign from there, promising Ram Rajya.
    • Luv established Lahore and even the Pakistan government feels proud about this fact in its travel literature and Kush established Bedi clan, to which belonged Guru Goovind Singh Saheb as per his Bani, the holy words.
    • Make Ayodhya a union territory. A city extraordinaire must be maintained under extraordinary dispensation - central government. Let NRIs design and fund it. Reward the pujaris and sadhus who had been keeping the flame of dharma and citys sanctity alive, living in penury, ignored and isolated. They deserve warmth of belongingness and we owe it to them.

सूर्य ग्रहण का आध्यात्मिक एवं वैज्ञानिक महत्व | ज्योतिष की सार्थकता

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    • श्रृग्वेद के एक मन्त्र में यह चमत्कारी वर्णन मिलता है कि "हे सूर्य्! असुर राहू ने आप पर आक्रमण कर अन्धकार से जो आपको विद्ध कर दिया,उससे मनुष्य आपके रूप को पूर्ण तरह से देख नहीं पाये और अपने अपने कार्यक्षेत्रों में हतप्रभ से हो गये। तब महर्षि अत्री ने अपने अर्जित ज्ञान की सामार्थ्य से छाया का दूरीकरण कर सूर्य का उद्धार किया"।
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IntelliBriefs: Ward off espionage :India to design a home-grown microprocessor

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    • The chips may have been down at India’s computer hardware sector for some time now, but an ambitious government programme is looking to change that. Top scientists at some of the country’s ace scientific institutions are pooling energies, and the government some money, in an attempt to design a home-grown microprocessor, which they hope will ward off the rising threat of espionage into strategic segments like defence, telecom and space.
    • the current plan has national security as the first priority, especially after reports of a global network of Chinese hackers breaking into sensitive installations worldwide, including the headquarters of Dalai Lama in Dharamshala and telecom networks in the UK. Just a week ago, South Korea had complained of an organised effort by North Korea to hack its government network.