Category Archives: India

Death Without Fury

James Holmes gained instant fame by entering a movie theater and killing a dozen people while wounding over 50. His name is now known throughout the world. Articles and books and TV shows and movies will be made about his life. Fifty years from now psychologists will be discussing the man with red hair who shifted from being a Ph.D. candidate to a candidate for Hell. But, the same day that he killed, hundreds of other humans were being killed without any notice on the part of the media.

In northern India, members of the ethnic Bodo tribe attacked Muslim settlers and killed at least 20 of them. They burned 80 homes in order to make clear their desire for Muslims to leave their land. In Iraq, over 100 died on a bloody day of slaughter and death. It is doubtful if movies will be made about these dead people. It is not the number killed that interests the media, but who are those being killed!

India’s God Of Fire Missile!

The world is currently consumed with confronting Iran’s missile development program because of fear that as more and more nations obtain nuclear capability the world is less and less safe. India is testing a new nuclear capable missile which can go thousands of miles and hit targets anywhere in Asia as well as in parts of Europe. It is a 50 ton 20 rocket which is capable of inflicting enormous damage to     its target.

India regards China as a potential enemy since both nations have previously engaged in wars over trivial areas in the Himalaya mountains. India leads the world in purchasing military equipment have received $36 Billion worth of them during the past five years. It also has 70 nuclear weapons to counter the 410 of China.

I get confused, isn’t forty or fifty atomic bombs capable of destroying a good part of the world? I also wonder why the world is so concerned over Iran which has yet to develop a single atomic bomb. I wonder why.

Slavery In India

India was ruled for a few hundred years by England and thus had ample opportunity to learn about those who have money and power and those who do not. The middle class has been rapidly expanding and thus able to afford the luxury of  hiring a slave. There is a vast market for young girls who will clean, cook, arrange your clothes and do just about anything desired by the almighty  middle class. Of course they get paid–about $60 a month for a six hour work week.

The people of India, for some strange reason, became upset by the story of a 13 year old slave girl who was beaten, starved, and not paid by her nice middle class owners–Dr. Sanjay Verma and Dr, Ssunmita Verma. Yes, two doctors whose goal in life is saving people saw nothing wrong with locking up the girl and heading for a vacation in Thailand.

Modern slavery, the shame of India!

It’s OK To Convert To Muslim Religion

Most fundamentalist Muslim groups are strong supporters of the right to convert from your existing religion and adopt another. Of course, when saying this it is assumed the religion you seek is Muslim and the religion you forsake is Christianity or being a Hindu or whatever.  Ms. Rinkel Kuman, a Hindu, fell in love with a nice Muslim boy. They had numerous Facebook discussions and finally realized love was the center of their lives. She decided to leave the Hindu religion and become a Muslim. Ms. Kuman left her home and went to live with relatives of her new husband.

Frankly, it i s none of my business what is your religion or whether a voice from up on high urged abandoning one religious system for another. That is your choice. But, it is somewhat hypocritical for those who refuse to allow any of their religion to leave and adopt another religion to shout for freedom of choice for Ms.Kuman. If Muslims believe in the right to change–as I do–then that right is one possessed by every Muslim.

Indian Government Indian Giver

A Danish film crew followed several young Danes who went to India in order to work in the textile industry. They were filmed living in squalid conditions,  arguing with employers over wages, and not even having enough food for breakfast. One can only assume the Indian government thought the Danes were there to depict happy textile workers enjoying the good life working making clothes. The Danish state funded corporation which made the film was informed there  is no room in the Indian inn.

Danish human rights activists  argue India’s action violates freedom of speech and is not in accord with basic rights available to the people of India. India is a democratic society and supposedly has freedom of the press. I guess  it has freedom of the press but not for films about  textile workers. I wonder why?

 

Rushdie Rushes To Cancel India Trip

Noted author Salman Rushdie has cancelled plans to appear at an Indian literature festival because of concerns about his safety. The usual battalion of Muslim fanatics have threatened death to someone who writes books. They have threatened to assassinate a writer because they don’t like what he writes. Once again, fundamentalist Muslims assert their right to determine what is or what is not insulting to their religion.

According to Rushdie when informed about potential violence, “While I have some doubts  about the accuracy of this intelligence, it would be irresponsible of me to come to the festival in such circumstances.” His statement reveals that at least one Muslim will not be attending this festival.

We Don’t Want Immigrants-Or Do We?

The Republican Party is adamant in demanding an end to migration of people into our fair land. However, according to the Genographic Project, which has been studying 500,000 people throughout the world, it appears our common ancestors migrated from Africa about 60,000 years ago. Latest evidence suggests they left via a southern route, not through Sinai, and headed for Saudi Arabia and then to India. People in India have the greatest gene variations which suggests it was from this area of the world that all our ancestors originated.

I  am certain those who carry guns  in southern areas of our land in order to kill migrants crossing over from Mexico are fortunate their ancestors were allowed to enter India and then allowed to go wherever they desired in the world–including what is now the United States of America.

Sorry, Newt and Mitt and Michele and Rick, we are all immigrants under the skin. OOps, and our skin once was rather dark.

Nude Battle Shocks Pakistan!

The nation of Pakistan is an economic disaster with millions of people daily struggling to find food to eat, let alone a decent job. So, what is an important agenda for Pakistan’s clerics–nudity! Veena Malik, a Pakistan model, does most of her work in India since whatever a model does in Pakistan is bound to offend someone for some reason. She agreed to pose “boldly” for an Indian firm on their web site. FHM India took a photo of her naked and in the picture her arm had the initials, ISI, the Pakistan secret intelligence.

News that a PAKISTAN MODEL had posed nude in an INDIAN media outlet left clerics with only one response– any model who poses nude for the people of India is insulting the people of her native land. Cleric Abdul Qawi denounced this shameless hussy for “shaming Muslims.” I am lost, it is her body, she is not posing in Pakistan, and actually, she didn’t even wish to pose in the nude, but “boldly.”

There is fear in many societies of the world that pictures of nude bodies somehow shame God. As I recall, God in creating Adam and Eve left them in the nude. It was Adam and Eve who covered their bodies, not God.

Assad, Apres Moi,Le Deluge!

Death totals continue to rise as Syrian tanks enter city after city blasting away at anyone who dares express disagreement with the dictatorial regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Turkey, a close ally of Syria, sent Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu to Damascus with a plea to cease the slaughter but Assad told him to mind his own business because he intends to destroy any and all “Islamic militants”– his expression for those who oppose his government. Ironically, Turkey is ruled by the Justice and Development Party which represents conservative Muslims in the nation.

There still remain nations like India, Brazil, Russia and South Africa which believe there are no conditions under which the UN should intervene in order to halt a maniac from killing his own people. Finally, the Russian government has begun to sound an alarm of despair at the actions of its ally. At least 2,000 are dead, including four hundred during the past week.  We await a march of Muslims who will openly enter Syria in order to express solidarity with their fellow Muslims.

Of course, does anyone actually believe the above will occur?

Bad News From India Is Honest News

Pick up any American magazine these days and it contains at least one story about the “Indian Miracle.” There are stories about high tech centers in India and a growing middle class. Indian activist, Arundhati Roy, is furious at the western media for only reporting positive stories about her nation and ignoring continuing poverty, corruption and violence. According to Ms. Roy, “I have been told quite openly by several correspondents of international newspapers, they have instructions–no negative news from India-because it’s an investment destination.” She points out India has been grappling for years with a Maoist insurrection in which hundreds have been killed, including dozens of soldiers and policemen, but such stories don’t make the 6:00 o’clock news on TV. There are fewer stories about poverty or malnutrition in India although hundreds of millions are poor, and malnutrition is still an issue.

I doubt if such an injunction exists, certainly not in the age of the Internet. But, the real issue is how few stories are presented to the American public about the actual situation in India. Yes, there is a growing middle class, but hundreds of millions remain in poverty. Discrimination continues, and large amounts of money are spent on military equipment rather than on schools and providing jobs for the poor.