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Archive for September, 2007

Thank God for Partition!

Posted by chakrabarti on September 29, 2007

That’s the gist of what this guy is trying to say

If I were him, I would also say Thank God for the following events:

  • Thank God for the accompanying mass migration and slaughter that accompanied this decision
  • Thank the Almighty for perpetual war (at least a state of fragile, very cold peace) between 2 nations, now both of whom possess nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles
  • Thank heavens for the ethnic cleansing in East Pakistan/Bangladesh in ’70-’71.
  • Thank Jehovah for the disastrous forward policy of supporting Afghan (and plenty of non-Afghans) mujahedins against the Soviets in the ’80s, a policy enabled by an overeager Pakistani General (and oh, what a splendid sequel that conflict has spawned in the world today!!!)
  • Thank the Creator for the support/benign neglect of the US which has been providing armaments to our enemies and turned a blind eye to the Pakistani nuclear program.

The author says he is devoid of north Indian sentimentality when it comes to the subject of dealing with Pakistan, given that he is from the “deep south” as he terms it. I didn’t being a “deep Southerner” meant you didn’t have the capacity to think thru what you are saying as well!

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And it escalates…

Posted by chakrabarti on September 23, 2007

Predictable reaction, as DMK workers ransack some BJP outposts in Tamil Nadu. And all of this ‘coz some Govt. official was foolish (follish I tell you!) enough to go by scientific evidence (or lack thereof) and disavow Ram’s existence. This whole episode takes your breath away.

Did somebody just say we were an emerging superpower?

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Off with their heads!

Posted by chakrabarti on September 23, 2007

This is how bad things have become. No longer the preserve of Islamic radicals, fatwas or edicts are now being issued by self-promoting Hindu to execute people who speak words about gods of whom they disapprove. I don’t know if this is to be laughed at and brushed aside, or be taken seriously as the harbinger of things to come in a future, Talibanized (the talibs here being Hindu, not Muslim nuts) India…

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The line gets blurred even more…

Posted by chakrabarti on September 23, 2007

I may be swimming against the tide here, but I am not all that enthralled with 20/20, or to quote Navjot Sidhu on this, the “underwear” version of cricket. It seems sport has been completely co-opted by show-business (not that there’s anything wrong with that… or maybe there is). The crowd-appeasing free-hits (the equivalent of capital punishment for bowlers), the bowl-outs (surely, there have to be better ways to imitate football, which by the way, uses them only for KNOCK-OUT rounds, NOT at the round-robin stage!), the cheerleaders in skimpy outfits who dance up and down the podiums each time the ball crosses the ropes, surely this is more apt in the American Superbowl.

Yes, those sixes are exhilarating to watch when they are coming from Indian players, but surely you must feel sorry for the bowler(s) on the receiving end if you have a heart! The fact that after the first few overs, nothing short offull-yorker length is acceptable bowling, only tells you of the one-dimensional aspect of the game this version showcases.

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