Monday, March 04, 2019
Sunday, March 03, 2019
The links below are for a listing of all what I came across soon after Pulwama. First the mobs, followed by the anti-nationals, and our dear prime minister.
This is from one who is paid by the Indian tax payer. They must be referring to him as the honourable: https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/editorials/meghalaya-governor-tathagata-roys-boycott-kashmir-and-kashmiri-pulwama-attack-5593557/
The anti-nationals in Pakistan:
Modi's Mann ki Baat took a long time to come out of his Mann. He most certainly processes information a lot slower than the mobs of this country. This seems to be becoming one of his legacies.
Of course, he can't get over himself. Anything to get a vote and/or keep his audience entertained.
I wonder if people mocking a train should be punished what should be done to the architects of demonetisation for its clearly measured short term impact of people succumbing to ATM queues. At the least, there is a case of criminal negligence.
The man can't get over himself: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/pm-modi-nitish-kumar-iaf-airstrike-balakot-pakistan-5609023/
More here: See his background. This at a political rally. Had he gotten permissions from these rather unfortunate jawans before their lives were abruptly ended by a terrorist? What is this if not shameless arrogance?
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Sunday, February 17, 2019
From the report here.
The horrible tragedy being the attack.
Of course, the response of the DG is notable too. One could argue that a society that values the rule of law would be worried by such a response. Also, what is this about "there is bound to be a reaction"? Any reaction including intimidating others is within bounds? Inciting violence too? Also, the response by Bajrang Dal seems like a campaign and not so much of a sudden reaction.
Lastly, going by all what the Bajrang Dal can say and get away with, the Dal most certainly enjoys freedom of speech that lesser Indian mortals don't.
Here is another reaction that no civil society would find acceptable. I guess it is par for the course as long as your sentiments justify it.
While I think this should be protected by the tenet of freedom of expression, the fact is speech with much less vitriol (in fact, even good satire) has gotten ordinary citizens into big trouble with law enforcement.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Sunday, November 25, 2018
The committee also recommended to the House to direct the state government to provide material to Mitra to educate him about the art, culture, history and the people of Odisha.From: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/odisha-asembly-abhijit-mitra-konark-sun-temple-police5451583/
One can't see how a cultured people with a rich history that they know of and are proud of can be so easily offended. If you treat your history so sacrosanct you probably have very little to be proud of. May be most of it is just false pride, either out of not much of a great history or simply an ignorance about it, which likely implies a terrible present. I would expect all this to correlate highly with an inability to digest satire and a tendency to get easily offended.
Ram certainly enjoys devotees that must be his neighbors' envy.
Thursday, October 04, 2018
Religious people have clearly little sense of humor and are way too sensitive. They are also the most easily offended by funny takes on godly abodes and their Gods. I guess for that they must blame God. Once their sentiments are hurt, their acts are all acts of (their own) God. I hear that the buildings are relieved that this time the hurt didn't resort to karseva.
Oh, and thank you CJI, for destroying the possibility of any humor other than the one in which a hairy man dresses like a woman.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
In other news our defense minister Sitharaman is proud that the Indian army is decapitating enemies. An ordinary sane person may think that shooting and killing would suffice to protect the nation and the soldier's own self and his mates. One would also hope that soldiers would be put in such life threatening situations only very rarely and hopefully never at all.
Turns out that the defense minister knows better and that we must go further and be barbaric and cut heads off. Else, we wouldn't be doing enough. I pity the poor soldier, if any, who has been driven to such a state where in he/she has no compunction of decapitating the enemy soldier or terrorist. Such a soldier would need help.
Of course, our minister is sad that such cut heads are not being put on display for evidence. Cut heads and surgical strikes must be milked for votes and TV appearances after all.
I just can't understand how our ministers go back to their families after a typical day of disgraceful and detestable conduct.
Monday, September 10, 2018
All in the name of the great Lord Rama. Not sure if Rama was such a great leader, how he could be in favor of such a flagrant abuse of the rule of law.
His human followers, often the self-proclaimed patriots, clearly have no qualms.
The latest example of how we still talk of building the temple when what we must talk about is the abuse of the law: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/ayodhya-issue-supreme-court-is-ours-says-up-minister-ram-temple-5348897/
I suggest that instead of a temple, we make a monument that records in detail how the rule of law was abused on the day. Just the actual events. We should allow access to all the speeches that preceded the event, recordings of the event itself, all those who got killed for no rhyme or reason, and all those who have celebrated since and/or can't still stop celebrating. At least that way the future generations can judge for themselves. Hopefully, more of them than us will stand up for the rule of law.
Friday, September 07, 2018
We should mandate that cinema theaters show these soon after sheeple are done standing for the national anthem. This looks like a good time to educate them on the harms of lynching, notwithstanding, for example, the often stated benefits of bovines saved as a result of humans being lynched.
Of course, given the awe inspiring talent at the top, GoI we will be able to come up with lines more interesting than "Lynching is Injurious to Health".
In the mean time, we should invest in bovine biometrics. Just like Aadhaar can find a lost child, so can BB find a lost bovine.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Do we really need to fake respect or force others to show their respect via childish interventions that can only instill disgust in one? How can playing the anthem increase love or respect? It is like saying that playing the song "Jab tak hain aakash mein chand aur sitare, salamat rahe maa baap hamre" will increase love and respect for parents. Worse, it will increase the longevity of parents. In light of their ruling, may be the justices should review their play list.
Finally, will the justices face the law if their judgement leads to ordinary folks being harassed by the self-proclaimed protectors of patriotism and nationalism that will result from this ruling (as has resulted earlier from such requirements)? Or may be the real gain in fake patriotism is worth the real pain and a more fractured and a less trusting society?
Over to the justices:
TO INSTILL “committed patriotism and nationalism”, the Supreme Court Wednesday ordered that “all the cinema halls in India shall play the national anthem before the feature film starts and all present in the hall are obliged to stand up to show respect to the national anthem” as a part of their “sacred obligation”. Discarding notions of “any different notion or the perception of individual rights”, a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy added that the movie screen shall have the image of the national flag when the anthem is being played and that doors of the halls will remain shut during the anthem so that no disturbance is caused.
“The directions are issued, for love and respect for the motherland is reflected when one shows respect to the National Anthem as well as to the National Flag. That apart, it would instil the feeling within one, a sense committed patriotism and nationalism,” said the bench, giving 10 days for compliance with its direction.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
"People now-a-days don't know how to sing national anthem and people must be taught. We must respect national anthem," says the court.
We the sheep need to be taught how to live the good life by the Modis, the Kejris, and now the courts.
Also, I suggest, that we play the names of all the great men that infest our legislature, judiciary, and the executive. Oh and do play the constitution, party manifestos, and such like. All things sacrosanct.
BTW, they must play all the above in restrooms too. That is where I spend a lot of my time.
Also, for all those in one of the three pillars of the Govt. the only song that must play 24x7 is the national anthem. Only then can we ensure that they will serve the nation and take pride in the same.
Keep reminding me of how I am the problem, lest I be reminded of how really inept you are!
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
How lucky we are to have Mr. Naidu to help us billion see our blessings.
The grand reasons for demonetization, unbeknownst to me up to now, leave me in great awe of my leader. I, sheep, have now found my shepherd.
Venkaiah Naidu and the outrageous hubris of our democratically elected:
But the long-term consequences and gains include ushering in a behavioural change at all levels of society. It is a part of the grand “cultural revolution” that the PM is working on. The entrenched old order needs to make way for a new normal. This cultural revolution, impinging on all walks of public and private life amounts to shaking up the system. It ranges from attending office on time, keeping working and living environments clean, accountability, transparency, technology adoption, innovation, etc.
I wonder what grand accomplishments of Naidu and his leader give them the nerve to even dream of orchestrating the said revolution. The first step of the so called revolution being an unprecedented heist of legit private property by the Govt.
So now the Modis and Kejris (odd-even) want to orchestrate behavioral change. Roads, water, electricity, and garibi hatao are passe.