What were you doing in the war, Daddy?

In Uncategorized on March 22, 2011 at 5:16 pm

tracked the election. In late 90s helped a brave Indo-American who was fighting Hindutva folks. We got the word out. Went back to it in the two years before your last election, seeing VHP/RSS move into Canada.. decided to fight the good e-fight
a hobby. helped to get Modi’s Cdn visa cancelled, met up with more “Enemies of Hinduism” … I’m useful as I’m ‘white’ and can ask dumb questions, figure out who is what
helps to know a string of Indian Christians too. Was aware of creepy goings on from early 90s in India
two old ducks I went to interview in N.I. were not available as they had been murdered… this struck me as significant right wing of BJP not nice…

Roll the dice, once again – Hindustan Times

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Hindustan Times
New Delhi, February 17, 2011

India seems determined to resume a dialogue with Pakistan almost irrelevant of context or content. This sense is so strong that many Indians see the hand of Washington behind it. It is certainly the case that the driving force is Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his oft-stated belief that the Pakist
an impasse is one of a handful of barriers that stand between India and greatness.

Mr Singh’s case for a dialogue seems to be a simple cost-benefit calculation. The consequences of failed talks are largely symbolic: some humiliation, some expenditure of political capital and a small loss of face. The consequences of successful talks are enormous, going well beyond the tangible gains in security and trade. They would open the door for Indian civil society to help stabilise its beleaguered Pakistani counterpart and remove the blinkers that confine India’s strategic horizon to the subcontinent.

The renewed Thimphu process is noticeable for its seeming surrender of the Indian demand for a genuine act of atonement by Pakistan for the 26/11 terrorist attack. This a price that India could consider paying if there was a relatively good chance of success when it came to the dialogue. So far, this evidence has been hard to find.

Nonetheless, New Delhi has persevered. Mr Singh’s hopes have been kept alive by the memory of the remarkable strides taken by both sides during the backdoor negotiations held with President Pervez Musharraf. If these serve as the basis for a renewed dialogue, then there is more than ample reason to push for talks. However, the past two attempts at dialogue have gone down in flames for various reasons.

And a core reason has been a seeming ambivalence towards dialogue by the head of the Pakistani military, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. The recent removal of the Pakistani foreign minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, has only strengthened public doubts about the latest move.

The India-Pakistan peace process at present has less the elements of cautious diplomacy and more the character of a risky financial venture. But given the reserves of economic and political strength India has earned the past decade in contrast to Pakistan, it is a venture that may be worth the risk.

The dialogue is a high-risk, high-return investment and one that, in the final analysis, India can afford to take. New Delhi believes the Pakistani military will be supportive this time. So another roll of the dice may be worth taking, so long as the potential jackpot is kept in mind.

insaniyat:6092 Who’s afraid of Sagarika Ghose? (or Sherry Rahman? or Arundhati Roy?)

In Uncategorized on January 13, 2011 at 2:45 pm

IG Sb please forgive me but why did we have to read what shiv the rectal boy had to say. On anything. 😦

Killed off.

The mans venom and contempt for the lives of me and my children is so thick it’s actually tangible…

This military wannabe has no honour.