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Lib-Tards and their sense of Politics

Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day. ~ Thomas Jefferson to John Norvell, 1807
Elections are the best time to review Political Quotient of LibTards (Liberal Retards). Through this post, we shall discuss and review some 'pearls of wisdom' of these self-styled political pundits and try to assess their understanding (or lack of it) of the very complex subject of Politics.

There are two types of Lib-tards:

a) Those who read & share intellectual stuff on Politics, the Followers & b) Those who Write, Speak and Post intellectual stuff on Politics.
*** First, the reader-class LibTards, remember this blog talked about it some time back on the role of ‘Useful Idiots’ ? I would rather replug the link here for the benefit of new rea…

THEY Demonized Demonetisation

Reflecting back on an unprecedented event that would assume 'historical' importance globally - 8th November 2016 will be remembered as the Day of Demonetisation.
One good thing 'Demonetisation-Day' of 8th November did to India was spectacular in that the whole Nation arrived on the same page - that of the POOR. 
As usual, tribe of Politicians remained most concerned for the poor. High decibel noises were heard from the seats of Designer Journalists, Intellectuals, Communists, Faketivists, English-speaking-urban-middle-class, Key-Board warriors etc. Everyone suddenly got very ‘concerned’ about the ‘Poor’ and ‘Rural’ India. The protagonist of Demonetisation turns out to be the Poor & Rural India, and rightly so, as we will conclude shortly. 
Irony just died a painful death when the Poor Indians themselves came out in very large numbers to support Demonetisation (DeMo), even if they had to stand in long winding queues and wait for long hours just to exchange currency…

'Coconut' Class of Sixty-Nine

Narendra Modi (NaMo) has brought upon a very strange situation and a dilemma to the vast and diverse fabric of Indian Voter. Firstly, he split the Indian Voter into two - with 31% in favour, who actually voted for him to be the PM, against the rest 69%. Secondly, just to maintain 'anti-Modi' position and keep this vote-bank intact, torch-bearers of these 69% have even started justifying 'anti-India' causes and activities.
31% are the early Bhakts (supporters / followers of NaMo) - term used with derogatory connotation by the Indian Sickular Intellectuals (ISI) . A very large part of 69% who voted against NaMo are actually innocent well-meaning voters, who simply got misled by anti-Modi narrative; an agenda aggressively pushed into the drawing-rooms and on coffee-tables, by the unholy nexus of Toxic & Corrupt Mainstream Media (paid by the Congress), Corrupt & anti-National NGOs-turned-Activists-turned-Politicians; promoted by the politically aspirational ‘Mull…

Review of UDTA PUNJAB

Reams of paper, Tons of ink, hundreds of megabytes were spent discussing Udta Punjab, thanks to controversy surrounding the ‘Cuts’ as desired by CBFC before granting certification. 
Most of the articles were pushed around by people who actually had not even watched the film and then the usual ‘Sheep’ started sharing those stories after adding their unsolicited comments and opinions.
Then came a tsunami of reviews, almost hours after release of the movie, as if some of them were hitting their key-boards while watching. Now that is sheer ’Need for Speed’ in this digital world of ‘realtime’ news. SPEED is the new Mantra and has gained lot more importance than the CONTENT. Gone are the days when “Content is King” used to rule the digital world. 'Need for Speed’ has completely consumed the concept of quality content. 
Having watched the film, I can say this with conviction that most of the reviews that I read were completely misplaced. Some reviewers could not even delve deeper into t…

100,000 KMs on Tata Aria ...

Before I talk about the Tata Aria and my experience of 100,000 KM journey with it, it would be necessary to go back in time and rewind to discuss how I arrived at this mean machine.

Earlier, I drove Tata Safari, about 120,000 KMs. Let us not try to look for any reasons into my fascination with Tata. To put it simple and straight - even today, I am a big fan of Tata Safari. 
Moreover, with a large family of Five to drive along, it turned out to be more of a necessity than anything else. Two very significant members of our family needed fairly large space. Zara & Marshal - the wonderful lovely couple of German Shepherd. They both loved being driven around and would jump onto the boot as soon as the rear door is opened; and Zara, would refuse to come out as she wouldn't like to be left behind.
Furthermore, being a family of ‘Nature and Wildlife’ enthusiasts, any opportunity of a small get-away and we prefer to look for an off-road destination.

Lastly, this perennial problem of b…

Indian Liberals - Comrades in new Avatar ...

There are many Liberal think-tanks, Liberal Organizations and Liberal Voices across India, who consider public policy as their core line of activity. While some of these are Libertarian voices, who simply end with the coffee-table conversations, others from Classical-Liberal and Neo-Liberal ideology groups are able to actually showcase and present their work in the public domain.
Liberals are supposed to be highly Rational and Research Oriented in their approach. They are open to new Ideas and Viewpoints. Liberals are supposed to be Rooted & Inclusive. They keep an open mind to listen and respect different Point-of-View (PoV). Putting on top of everything else is the idea of 'Freedom of Expression' (FoE) is the true virtue of a Liberal mind. Above all, they are supposed to be honest to what they actually believe in - the Liberal Ideology.

Having been mighty impressed with the rich and traditional 'Liberal' values of India’s past and political history (for example…

भूमंडलीकरण (Globalisation) और उसके तत्व ...

The best way to permanently enslave a people is  to replace their memories, their mythologies, their idioms ~ Sanjeev Sanyal

पिछले दो लेखों में हमने धर्मनिरपेक्षता के इतिहास और उसके भारतीय प्रसंग में सामाजिक उपयोगिता पर चर्चा की थी ।
इस लेख में हम कुछ पाश्चात्य शब्दावली के भारतीय परिवेश में राजनैतिक एवं सामाजिक उपयोग और प्रासंगिकता पर बात  करेंगे । ये एक बहुत तीखी लेकिन सरल टिपण्णी होगी, जिससे शायद सबका सहमत हो पाना नामुमकिन होगा - लेकिन "असहमति पर सहमति" का पालन करते हुए हम आगे बढ़ते हैं । 
हम बात कर रहे हैं कुछ ऐसे शब्दों की जो हमारे देश में पश्चिम सभ्यता से आयात किये गए हैं और अमूमन रोज़ाना अख़बार और टीवी के माध्यम से हमें इनकी काफी बड़ी मात्र में ख़ुराक़ मिलती रही है । बहुलवाद (Plularism), सहनशीलता (Tolerance), बहुसंस्कृतिवाद (Multiculturalism) , भूमंडलीकरण (Globalization) जैसे शब्द इसी शब्दावली के अंतर्गत आते हैं , मूलतः जिनका भारतीय सभ्यता से क़रीब ५००० साल पुराना रिश्ता है । 
इन शब्दावली को समझने के लिए हमें भूमंडलीकरण (Globalization) नाम के हाथी को समझना अति-आवश्यक ह…