Sunday, October 30, 2011

Paying tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru


Today is 30th October. Two weeks from now we will see Indian English media, print and TV both, head over heels with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru singing hymns of praise in fond memories of our "Chacha"! Of the tales how that great man built a nation with his immense intellect and charm...Yes, all the usual yada-yada-yada that they telecast every year. I remember seeing friends wearing those "Nehru" caps & jackets in school and making a fashion statement. Now that I am a grown up and have had enough opportunity to read about Nerhu and his life with intricate details, I am no more remorseful of the fact that my parents never bought me that cap!(Jacket was expensive for our middle class family anyway) Quite the contrary actually, had I ever had that cap, it would have made me very sad today. And following is why. (If you hoped for another ballad commemorating Mr. Nehru, it should serve you as a stark reminder that you are not up to speed with our nation Bharat's true history.)

It is no secret that it was due to Nehru's state of denial mixed with ignorance of Sardar Patel's advice, that we could not send the armed forces to Kashmir as a nation state protecting it's boundaries 'in time'. That led to creation of two Kashmir's, little less than 2/3 part with us and little more than 1/3 part with Pakistan. As if that one major foolhardiness was not enough, he decided to ensure he goes down in the history as most gullible Indian leader by taking the matters to United Nations which of course did not make us a happy nation either. He must not have heard the story of two cat and monkey in his childhood from his mother Swaroop Rani. Thanks to him, Kashmir, a problem, that still remains unsolved today and umpteenth amount of resources have been squandered away in last 65 years and still counting!

My obvious question was why and who the heck made that British educated chain-smoker, White-woman-fond (Just Google Nehru-Edwina) chap our first Prime Minister. Following is what I found out.
 It all started in 1946 when the Indian National Congress had to elect a new president.
It was an accepted fact that the leader chosen as Congress president would become the first prime minister of independent India. Three candidates were in the race: Acharya Kripalani, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Sardar Patel. The working committee of the INC and the pradesh committees had to send their nomination for one of the three candidates. Sardar Patel was unsurprisingly the most popular. Everyone knew his efficiency and his toughness for tackling difficult problems. 12 out of 19 Pradesh committees nominated him. None nominated Nehru. (YEP, NONE!)

From the start Gandhi had indicated that he favoured Nehru. His reasoning was that his British education was an asset: 'Jawaharlal cannot be replaced today whilst the charge is being taken from the British. He, a Harrow boy, a Cambridge graduate, and a barrister, is wanted to carry on the negotiations with the Englishmen.'

Another point Gandhi made was that while Sardar Patel would agree to work as Nehru's deputy, the reverse might not happen. He also felt that Nehru was better known abroad and could help India play a role in international affairs.

Eventually, in deference to Gandhi, Kripalani nominated Nehru and withdrew from the race. Patel had no choice but to follow his colleague 'so that Nehru could be elected unopposed.' Dr Rajendra Prasad later stated: 'Gandhi has once again sacrificed his trusted lieutenant for the sake of the glamorous Nehru.'

It is how India got a Kashmiri Pandit as its first prime minister. If you want to learn more about these events, the best way is to watch old Hindi movie called Sardar Patel. Embedding a small clip of this event from the movie here.

Before ending this topic, I want to give readers some quotes from a newspaper source and will urge to read more about this so undeserving leader who hogs limelight every year.

Nehru’s close friend Sriprakash told Sardar “there was no trace of Hindutva in Motilal Nehru. He was three-quarters Englishman and one quarter Muslim. How can you expect any Hindutva in his son?”
Link to that article

Ghanshyamdas Birla said “Nehru’s whole family would have embraced Islam is they had not come in contact with Gandhiji.” 

The irony is, Hindus still 'today' consider this Nehru family their leader! Happy "Chacha Nehru" day to all of you in advance :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Yellow Journalism by Wall Street Journal in India Real Time series.

Hi Friends,

So far it was my firm belief that US based media houses are free of any political kowtowing. I believed they may have their partisan views but they would NEVER indulge in intentionally misleading and completely wrong reporting of events that are of vital importance. The kind of reporting which is widespread in India, which we call "paid media" reporting, which has never been successfully challenged in the court of law so far. One of the worst flavour of such reporting is where media houses blatantly quote leaders of party with the words they never mentioned, in complete disregard of journalism ethics. (In case u wonder about the publishing laws, following laws is not what professional Indian journalists are exactly too worried about)

WSJ(Wall Street Journal) has proved me wrong. WSJ's reporter Ms. Jyoti Malhotra has written a piece called How Advani’s Yatra Is Undermining the BJP and also published the same article in Hindi(Click here for Hindi version)

She quoted in her article the following.

"Meanwhile, 84-year-old party leader L.K. Advani’s journey across the Hindi heartland to talk about corruption – and his refusal to rule himself out of the prime ministerial race in 2014 — has severely embarrassed the party."

In Hindi,

"इस बीच, पार्टी के 84 वर्षीय नेता एल.के.आडवाणी द्वारा भ्रष्टाचार पर भाषण देने के लिए हिंदी भाषी राज्यों में यात्रा-और 2014 में होने वाले चुनावों में खुद के प्रधानमंत्री पद की दौड़ से बाहर रहने से इन्कार- ने पार्टी को शर्मिंदा किया।"

Now following is what Mr. Advani actually said in the press conference, quoting from rediff news link
Dismissing opposition's claims that he was using his nationwide yatra to promote himself for the prime ministerial candidate, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Krishna Advani on Friday said collective decisions are taken in his party which does not believe in dynastic politics. "I am not in the race for prime ministership," he said in response to queries from journalists.
Here is some more evidence.

Can someone suggest if we can challenge WSJ here in USA in court for printing such completely false report?


Friday, October 21, 2011

Congress Corporator pressurizes to incldue illegal Bangladeshi residents name in voters list!

From Ahmedabad.

Dani-Limda area corporator Inaayat Husain Saiyad of Congress party has been booked by the area Police for assaulting Govt Staffer. According to reports, Mr. Saiyad and another Congress worker physically attacked the Govt. staff for refusing to add names of illegal Bangladeshi residents residing near Chandola lake into the voter's list.

A state-wide voter's list improvement program is underway keeping in view of upcoming 2012 state assembly elections. As part of that program, work was being carried out on 16th of October near Chandola lake in N.V. Patel High School. Mr. Inaayat Husain Saiyad of Congress party arrived along with another Congress worker at the school. Out of several Govt staffers present, he insisted to Mr. A.M. Mevani, a senior clark, to include the names of Bangladeshi illegal immigrants in the neighborhood in the official voter's list. Mr. Mevani's refusal to entertain such request was met with physical attack on him and his cell phone was seized by the accused. Dani Limda Police arrived on the scene but no actions were taken.

Later, Mr. Mevani sought approval of Collector to file a case against Mr. Saiyad. Upon receipt of approval on Thursday Mr. Mevani(Senior Clark at the Office of Medical services,Ahmedabad) filed a report against Mr. Saiyad and another Congress worker at Dani Limda Police Station. PSI Mr. Jadeja is examining the case. The accused has not been arrested at the time of writing this report.

By Deshdaaz team.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Economic times editor in the doc


Its been a while we discussed some of the current affairs topic. Today I want to talk about recent attack on Mr. Prashant Bhushan, a member of Team Anna and a Supreme Court lawyer by some youth identifying themselves as members of Sri Ram Sena. Economic times published an editorial which talks about such "attacks on democracy". Sure, there is no denial no one should take law in to his/her own hands. However what I wonder is, did this same editor raise his voice earlier? This is certainly not the first so called 'attack' on our democracy. I wrote the following comment on the article which was dis-approved by the editor and obviously not published. It seems from the editor's article that only wrongdoings of individuals/social organizations can be classified as an 'attack'. Govt of India herself is exempt from being on the list of such 'attacker' despite crossing the line on many counts.

Amazed at the narrow-mindedness of editor of Economic times which now qualifies such attacks as attack on democracy. Mr. editor, according to your article it seems only the cases in which physical violence is involved will be classified as "attacks on democracy"?

Let's talk in detail. Did u qualify following laundry list as  an "attack on democracy"?

1) Did you qualify unconstitutional ban on Baba Ramdev's Aastha channel as an attack on democracy?
2) Did you qualify unconstitutional addition of Mr. Robert Vadera to list of VVIP's exempt from frisking at the airport as an attack on democracy?
3) Did you qualify abuse of police power on sleeping protesters at Ramlil Maidan as an attack on democracy?
4) Did you qualify diversion of trains from Karnataka en-route to Kashmir for flag hoisting in Sri-nagar's Lal chowk on 26th January 2011 as an attack on democracy?

List goes on & u sure know that!
Look my friend, r u hand in hand with corrupt Congress? If so, just admit it. It's better that way. It takes balls for a man to accept who he really is.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Kapil Sibal part-2

Here are some funny pictures! Enjoy (Real pictures clicked in Bharat)

Outside a cinema hall....

In New Delhi....

Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir( J& K) Omar Abdullah's secret of staying warm in icy Kashmir winters :).....Mr. CM blocked deshdaaz on twitter for posting this :)

અતુલિત બલ ધામા......

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