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The formation of Bangladesh is a evidence of the fact an abstract religion can not bind people with each other's Still b.j.ps eyes are not opnened Language yes it's living entity which can be a cause of unity of one language users Language was the base for the establishment of linguistic states in india so the idea of making india hindu rastra is day dreaming But who knows in future there can be one nation of Bengali speaking one of punjabi and another of a Tamil speaking people Language eating habits and cultural heritage has that power.
Dr Baheti: Time to change your wrong beliefs. There is no superman.
Well written and very well described the major failures and indifference towards citizens by this government. To be precise, no kingdom can be built on the basis of lies. They are liars and their main narrative is to somehow fool the innocent people of this country by their sugar coated fake words of Vikas to get into power for personal misuse of that. Power hungry government is of no use for hungry citizens ....the sooner people will understand this simple equation, the better will be their fate.
You may exploit this issue to max... But Modi's supporters know that many nations have faced such crisis... And are also presently facing such situations... But not exploited by their media as done here in India... Definitely India will overcome this also... MERA BHARAT MAHAN... JAI HIND.
Great article! Cent percent true.
The author, I am afraid has been very superficial about the reasons for Pakistan’s downfall.
In the very first place the level of Corruption in Pakistan is on a very different level.
Dynastic politics is on the decline in the Neighbourhood.
India centric OCD behaviour will never change unless there are intrinsic transformations made in Pakistani Society and that is far from happening in the next couple of decades.
It’s a hard grind that needs to be taken up keeping the far future In Mind and the kind of leaders required for this are non existent in Pakistan right now.
They have o come from a new generation and grow in a new society and system.
But, the system has to change first.
It’s a typical Chicken amd egg conundrum.
I see no hope.
See more about Modi to be replaced than Pro India and pandemic centric suggestions. Ms Roy betrays baggage of Modi centric hostility. Modi has erred. Modi is elected leader and not a dynast implant. Gadkari as a suggestion is welcome. So also Modi to be given 3 more months before final judgement.as it were. This last option India deserves. Y ? Modi is inclusive like Basavanna Buddha and the David challenging Goliath aka vested interests . Mind u he is not establishment but he is challenging establishement from day one. PRADHAN SEVAK will steer the ship back on course. Not a word on oligarxhy of vested interests cut money culture and goons . Difficult to accept when even cor appearances sake author ignores the basic core of journalism. Which is NO PERSONAL BIAS.
@The Author: Good Observation.
Although, i do believe that the Indian diaspora (speaking of the current generation) should move beyond its social norms and integrate with the British society they live in. Globalisation helped the previous generations migrate to the UK to seek better „quality of life“ loving on British soil, and yet we see the need to adhere to regional communities and its social norms.
Then there is a question of identity and acceptance of people of Indian origin by the British society at large. The underlying question though is What does it mean to be British anyway ?
Great. Very heartening to read. Such real men lend true meaning to understanding and nurture humanity in true sense. Otherwise even the humanity becomes misunderstood and misinterpreted.
Wah Pakistan Wah! You will have the last word on Indian State of Kashmir but any talk about Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan is off the table! Why do waste your time here. Better we never become friends nor waste time and energy, trying to become what we are not i.e. incompatible!
Modi and his govt has to take responsibility for the debacle. Give him credit where he deserves....at the same time have the courage to speak up when there is something wrong.we are living in a democratic,secular country ......for heaven's sake...speak up...if not now,then when.cant you see our fellow country men dying like dogs for lack of oxygen??many of them must have voted him to power the second time too...they don't deserve this.pls speak up.
you see, parents plan wedding several months, may be an year earlier. They must have spent lots of money already.. It's almost impossible to cancel wedding but I hope they will celebrate it fewer people.
I read thru the article on TSS in spite of some reservation ( the cause whereas we will come to later) because I love to read books and their feel in my hand. To collect so much books -to cater to the varied needs and interest- is a monumental job and unless you love books yourselves, it is impossible
to continue so long.
Years back bombay foot-paths used to be a veritable treasure trove. So also chennai old moor market complex. And you develop a sort of friendship even when you don't buy many titles because of your own constraints. From the wide response on his sad demise I can 'see' and feel the 'smile' of TSS when a regular enters Premier.
Though I never had met him I join the large number of Book lovers in remembering TSS the Book-man.
I shall not delve into my reservations (promised in the early part of note) and leave a bad taste in the mouth. I hurry to add, however, it has nothing to do with Shanbagh Sir anyway
Day by day it is confusing. One team like WHO should guide the country people regarding vaccination and follow up action. Otherwise,India lives more on hear say things,get another pendamic like atmosphere. Please give clarity transparancy to the extent possible but by centralised central team.
Lockdowns may work for sometime but they are not a solution to the problem. The solution is that each and every citizen including our political leaders understand that they are accountable for the spread of the infection if they don't follow the guidelines give by the scientists and doctors.
With maximum number of scientists and technocrats worldwide ceos of india is not utilised in developing scientific study and advancement. India could have done wonders with such capable and smart population.It is a shame that all thiz strength is unutilised and prioritised in the country's development and advancement. Really pathetic condition is projected by almost all international channels.It is high time the educated and smart come out and change the scenario. Otherwise it makes no difference who is ruling.!.there is something badically wrong going on there! Need to wake up fast!
So as per the author there is an 'artificial' between Dravida and Tamil movement ??? Dravida parties have NEVER EVER been Tamil parties. The author should be reminded of brutal treatment of Tamils by the so-called "Dravidans" who are nothing but Hindi/Urdu, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and other language groups who use "Dravida" to mask their non-Tamil identity and deep rooted hatred for Tamils.
How does the author explain the burning alive of 44 Tamils to death by Dravida (Telugu) rich landowners, the betrayal of Tamils during the Sri Lankan war in 2009, calling Tamils dubbed by Dravida parties as "Brahmins", "Forward Caste", "Paappaans" as outsiders while counting Hindi converted Muslims as "Tamils", majority of the so-called "Backward" castes being reserved for Non Tamils, fining students for speaking in Tamil in CBSE, ICSE schools, imposition of the Islamic originated language in CBSE, ICSE schools which were set up using discounted lands, shutting down Tamils schools by the 1000s, reserving practically most lower end work to Hindi people and others, sidelining Tamils etc.. The list can just go on simply.
The hatred for Tamils by these two Dravida parties along with their other Dravida and Hindi partners is NO WAY a "Fringe" matter.
Media should first report on the list mentioned above and verify if what was said was false .
We will have another 5 years of Non Tamil rule, again Telugu Dravida rule. Media should have covered all the electoral violations which they hid.
Arundhati Roy suggests that Modi must go to save the nation from the present crisis that he miserably mishandled.
But would that relieve India from the sufferings people are going through on all fronts, particularly the unmanageable pandemic?
The problem is not only Modi but the whole army of his ardent followers, aka Bhagats. Over the last few years, Modi has baked them in solid clay that they are more Modi than Modi himself.
Arundhati can seek the removal of Modi from the Indian political scene and take a Sanyaas in the caves of the Himalayas. Still, Modi Bhagats in India and spread worldwide would continue his legacy and infest the nation's core democratic and secular values till it is completely destroyed.
Total mismanagement of india.even for aid given by other countries customers are checking is meaningless
The Modi government is focussing solely on managing headlines while the people are vaccinated on an overdose of Atmanirbharta. Till the corona cases were reducing, the headlines were all about Modi's unparalled success at suppressing - even defeating the pandemic on Indian soil. So intoxicated were the leader and the sycophants on their chimeric victory, that they permitted the Kumbh to proceed unchecked. They energised their entire machinery on West Bengal elections and exhorted crowds to turn up in large and larger numbers. They miscalculated grossly to export vaccines in order to be hailed as the pharmacy of the world. All this while Covid was steadily creeping back to terrorise the nation.
Contrast this with the current situation.
With corona cases having exploded, the ruling dispensation has left the States to fend for themselves. Be it vaccine procurement, oxygen management, or clamping of lockdowns, the Centre has removed itself from all decision making. It is focussed now on rebutting foreign media as they write about India's melting crematoriums and unending pyres of the dead. Citizens are being hauled up for putting out pleas for oxygen on social media. "All is well" is the narrative being propagated even as the ground report is diametric.
To the nation suffering the idiocyncracies of one individual, the election outcome in West Bengal comes as testimony of how the mighty can be made to fall.
There lies the hope.