Mi Bodeguita del Medio

While my blog is named after a restaurant in Havana I hope to someday visit, here you will find musings, rants, political incorrectness, thoughts on Indian Nationalism, strong straight-forward opinions and tid-bits.

Monday, January 23, 2012

The True Story from 1990 that Got Buried, that Nobody Told

On the 22nd anniversary of the Ethnic Cleansing of the Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley, we would do good to spare a few minutes reading one of the untold stories of India's present, ie. today. The acts described in the following essay took place while most of us were already alive, in the late 1980's and early 1990. This is, without doubt, one of the greatest tragedies of modern times, and certainly the most tragic story in the modern history of India.

The once beautiful state that derives its name from Maharishi Kashyap, one of the greatest saints of Hinduism, Kashmir today has been reduced to penury. Inhabited by violent, murderous, jihadist bigots, Kashmir today is nothing like the heaven on earth professed by people from around the globe once upon a time. Turn on the TV today, and you see perpetually angry 'Kashmiri' youth, accessorized with Palestinian scarves, pelting stones, carrying guns, protesting, burning flags, and often - killing people. This, unfortunately, is what Kashmir has become today.

And, more scarily for most of us, what India will become if the current 'government' has its way.

Click here to read the story of the Ethnic Cleansing of the Kashmiri Pandits, in Kanchan Gupta's words.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Rahul Gandhi: India's Biggest Disaster In the Making...

This is 100% courtesy of Mediacrooks. Read the original post here. This post totally nails the issue about the Indian Sarah Palin, thats why I just had to re-post.
There are abundant stories about Rahul Gandhi on the internet that the mainstream media will never report. Full of ass-licking reporters and journalists that our MSM is filled with it is only the small bloggers and passionate patriots who report the stories of this wonderboy called Rahul Gandhi.

It is perhaps the greatest tragedy for this nation to get prime ministers like Manmohan Singh. His utterances on various issues or silence on issues of significance makes me wonder if we really deserved something as bad as this. His latest on the Kashmir issue offering "autonomy" is one such foolish statement. The Congress is virtually leading up to the path where Kashmir will soon be an Islamic state. That there is already something like Article 370 in the constitution, displacement of millions of Pandits from that state, and TV channels and immoral intellectuals promoting the cause of separatists is beyond this prime minister. Instead of coming down firmly in a war-like approach towards the separatists this constant talk of dialogue is nothing but a sure recipe for disaster. It has been fashionable for Congress to coin slogans like "Garibi Hatao", "Aam Aadmi" and so on, when the greatest gift to the nation by the party has been Corruption! Corruption in every form possible, from politics, businesses, the Babus, and even to the Commonwealth Games. Nothing has been spared.

It is in this context of pandering to muslims, vote-bank politics, destruction of everything that stems from the age-old Hindu values of tolerance and peace that the thought that the Congress' future prime minister will one day be Rahul Gandhi. The man is the biggest disaster in the making for India. Except for playing the drama-queen, like Indira Gandhi once used to do, in going to villages or places and dressing up like tribals, having a token meal with a poor family, or running around local trains in Bombay (with a minister carrying his footwear) to the inconvenience of other commuters, mundane speeches telling tribals how he saved their village, what does the man really have for substance?

Lets start with his education! He is supposedly M.Phil, Computer Scientist, Harvard Graduate, St. Stephen's alumni. With such academic background I wonder why he isn't in NASA instead of being a lousy politician. Or probably, as many investigative reports would frequently suggest, he is not more than 12th Class pass. There is nothing in his utterances that would even vaguely suggest that he has gone through some form of higher education. Nothing wrong with that. You don't need a great IQ to be in Indian politics. Well, even his father didn't get through Cambridge and returned with an au pair for a wife. His mother is often reported to have studied at Cambridge. I wonder why Cambridge University never takes these fallacies as an insult to them! Still, lets give the man a pat on the back, he is definitely an improvement upon various politicians who have never got past 7th Class in school. And, I don't for a moment believe that formal graduation has anything to do with anyone's wisdom or character. This is where Rahul Gandhi is suspect. The least I would expect of a future prime minister is wisdom and character.

He is reported to have travelled to the USA on an Italian passport with his Latino girl friend and detained at an airport by the FBI in 2001 with a bag-full of dollars. Surprisingly, the issue was reportedly hushed up by the then NDA government, when it should have conducted a full-scale investigation of where the money came from, what its purpose was and why the FBI had detained him. Maybe this runs in the family, his uncle Sanjay Gandhi (then Sanjiv Gandhi) was once arrested by the London police for a petty car theft. If these are rumours then Rahul Gandhi would do well to stand up and provide a concrete and conclusive explanation. However, it doesn't stop with that.

There are abundant reports on the internet suggesting Rahul was involved in a gang-rape in Amethi in December 2006. The police are said to have hushed up the case and no FIR was ever registered. Any ordinary man who's aware of a rape case being reported against him would immediately work and go all out to have his name cleared if he was innocent. No such thing by Rahul Gandhi yet to my knowledge. There are also reports that immediately after the Bombay carnage of 26/11 our heir apparent was partying away in Delhi in the first week of December. This is supposedly the man who shares the grief of the common man and villagers. It is also our big misfortune that we have a lame media that gleefully keeps off all such news from people. Instead, our media never fail to fall over each other in covering Rahul Gandhi's tours and giving ample air time to his stupid and childish utterances. This is also the man who, while nearing 40, went on a "Discover India" trip. And the one who reportedly went on a trip to Afghanistan because "he was bored in Delhi"!

That Rahul Gandhi has neither wisdom nor character is beyond any doubt to me. Where does this come from though? His family has a history of perpetrating unwanted miseries on India. I have nothing against Jawaharlal Nehru, but cannot help thinking he nearly turned India into a communist state, repressed free enterprise, compromised Kashmir, had a flawed China-policy leading to the 1962 war and defeat by China, who grabbed parts of our land and are still in possession of those, fathered the now redundant Non-Aligned movement. All this only indicates lack of vision in a leader of young democracy. Of course, Nehru is also the man to have caused the perpetual imposition of "reservations" in this country, one of the most divisive policies ever.

Then we had the infamous Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi and following her death the slaughter of Sikhs by Congressmen who still roam free. Amid the tragedy, Rahul's father Rajiv Gandhi, could only come up with a stupid statement "when a great tree falls, the earth is bound to shake" (or something to that effect). To Indira Gandhi's credit one can say she was at least bold and courageous. I see nothing of that sort in Rahul Gandhi.

What about his father Rajiv Gandhi? The man came to parliament with the biggest ever majority and the only thing he used it was to reverse a Supreme Court order in the Shah Bano case with a constitutional ammendment. An ammendment that deprives muslim women of rights available to other women. Yet, this party is supposedly the champion of muslims. It doesn't end there. Rajiv Gandhi is alleged to be involved in the big Bofors scandal, also involving Sonia Gandhi's relatives, and letting off Warren Anderson in the Bhopal Gas tragedy. In short, Rajiv Gandhi was another prince who was just as stupid as his son is. Yet instead of being ashamed of such a prime minister we have an unending number of roads, airports, bridges being named after the man.

With all that in his blood it is too much to expect Rahul Gandhi to be an epitome of wisdom or character. I would not be surprised if on a thorough medical examination he is found to be mentally retarded. Such are his utterances and behavioral patterns. I am a patriot as much as any other Indian but I must woefully state that it has to be a nation of idiots and fools, that deserves a prime minister like Rahul Gandhi. Sonia Gandhi was wise enough to realise that her ignorance would be thoroughly exposed if she had ever taken that office when she had the opportunity. I am not sure Rahul Gandhi even has the slight wisdom his mother had. I can only hope the Congress party disappears soon if their only hope for the future is this moron. When he opens his mouth I cannot help being reminded of Moose in the 'Archie' comics. Duh ?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Barkha Dutt's Shoddy Journalism

Not only is Barkha Dutt 'audio-visually' revolting with her annoying screechy tone and ability to break her own record of not allowing those she 'interviews' to speak or finish their own sentences, not only does the dumb #%$& give away locations of terror victims and Indian soldiers live on TV so that terrorists can find and slay them, but now I've discovered that she has zero writing skills too. And she doesn't bother trying to hide her anti-Modi agenda while she's at it.

Here is a link to an awesome post at a blog that I've recently been following - Media Crooks. Exposes the revolting creature that this sorry excuse of a journalist is.

Here's the miss beautiful herself. Barkha if you are reading this, take my advice and retire now with all your CON(gress) paid stashes before the 0.05% of Indians who still take in your bullshit also put off NDTV as soon as they see your gorgeous face. On behalf of millions of Indians, do everyone a favor and retire!!! You could have a great life somewhere in the Bahamas with all that bribe money.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Here's a Funny One...

Young Gujju named Chandubhai moved to upstate New York and bought a donkey from a farmer for $100.

The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.

The next day the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry Chandubhai, but I have some bad news. The donkey died."

Chandubai replied, "Well then, just give me my money back."

The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it already."

Chandubhai said, "OK, then, just bring me the dead donkey."

The farmer asked, "What ya gonna do with a dead donkey?"

Chandubhai said, "I'm going to raffle him off."

The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead donkey!"

Chandubhai said, "Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead."

A month later, the farmer met up with Chandubhai and asked, "What happened with that dead donkey?"

Chandubhai said, "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars
apiece and made a profit of $898.00."

The farmer said, "Didn't anyone complain?"

Chandubhai said, "Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back."

Chandubhai still works for Morgan Stanley.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

China Conserving its India Relations....

...by selling fake medicines/drugs to African nations under the "Made in India" label. From the article:
Last week, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria issued a press release stating that a large consignment of fake anti-malarial generic pharmaceuticals labelled `Made in India' were, in fact, found to have been produced in China.

"This is a case of a Chinese company exporting fake `Made in India' labelled medicines which has been accidentally exposed, it is unlikely to be an isolated incident. Indeed there is no reason for Nigeria to be the only country to be receiving such consignments.''

Commerce ministry sources said: "We have had many complaints about such fake drugs from China being offloaded as Indian drugs in countries like Ghana, South Africa, Ivory Coast and West Africa — in general, where India has a substantial market share. But so far there has been no formal complaint. This is the first time that such a large international consignment has been seized and this will be taken up strongly with the Chinese side.''
We certainly hope so.

Wonder what the Leftists and Commies have to say to this. Hindi-Chini bhai bhai?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

After the Counting and Other Stories

I have no time to put down anything original these days. But here is a must-read article by Rajeev Srinivasan - the original can be found here.
The great fabulist O V Vijayan had a collection of short stories -- and some of the best were based on the Emergency -- titled After The Hanging And Other Stories.

I could stretch the point and suggest that democracy was hanged in India, but perhaps that is too dramatic. Democracy was already a walking wounded in India. It had been a zombie for years, with paraphernalia such as elaborate elections, but it is merely form, not substance. What passes for a democracy in India is make-believe. It is, to paraphrase that old racist Churchill, about as real as the equator.

Nevertheless, it is a little sad to see a people committing collective suicide. For, this year's election is a point of inflexion, coming as it does at a point when the unipolar world of the recent past is clearly unraveling. There is a power vacuum, as the dominant power of the previous century, the United States, is clearly suffering from imperial over-reach. Much as other imperial powers have done in the past, America is also realising that there are limits to its power to compel others.

Since nature abhors a vacuum, a new power is stepping into it: China. They have amassed, as is well known, a war chest of $2 trillion. They are making noises about replacing the US dollar as the reserve currency, and economist Nouriel Roubini (known as 'Dr Doom' for his Cassandra-like warnings about the economic crisis) wrote in The New York Times about the 'almighty renminbi' possibly replacing the almighty dollar.

This was India's chance to also make it to the top, but of course it won't with the UPA at the helm. The UPA and its coterie of leftists have a congenital inferiority complex, and they simply cannot imagine that India in fact has the potential to be one of the poles in a multi-polar world. Their imaginations have been stunted by all the dogma of non-alignment they have mouthed for decades -- and they can only imagine being a pawn and a supplicant to some superior power.

The fact is that an unfettered India which defends its interests had a very good chance of being not only one among the top ten global powers in its economic, military and innovation capability. India, if it played its cards right, would have had a non-trivial chance of being Number One, the biggest power in the world. If the intrusive Indian government did not interfere, the native genius of Indians would naturally enable the nation to flourish, as was demonstrated in sector after sector after 1991. Indians have thrived despite the government, not because of it.

The problem the Americans face is that, despite their vast continental resources, they are a waning power, as they reached the zenith of their empire in the 1950s and 1960s, and it has been downhill ever since, except for a brief moment when they became the sole hyperpower. The Chinese, on their part, have tremendous problems because, despite the acknowledged entrepreneurial capacities of its citizens, Chinese history shows that it can only do well when there is a strong imperial government. Eventually, the Communist dictatorship will collapse.

India would have had a chance, but not with the UPA in power. An old gentleman, whom I have no reason to disbelieve, once told me of an incident with a Communist leader in Kerala, who opposed prohibition. In a private conversation, this person questioned the minister about the obvious fact that the consumption of liquor by men was impoverishing their families and preventing them from rising up to the middle class. Whereupon the leader told him, in effect: "We don't want to end poverty. If there is no poverty, who needs us?" This accurately reflects the UPA's beliefs as well. Their slogans will have no takers unless there is a large, hopeless underclass.

The UPA has demonstrated that it can only think of India as a vassal state throughout the last five years of craven behaviour towards the US ('India loves you, Mr Bush,' said the PM). The opaque manner in which the nuclear deal was rammed through was preposterous. India will pay tens of billions of dollars for nuclear fission reactors from the US and its allies, and will go into 'cap, rollback and eliminate' mode as it is blackmailed into the NPT, CTBT and FMCT.

In the meantime, the Americans are giving billions to the Pakistanis, in effect supporting their new plutonium reactors, as reported by MSNBC on May 15.

It would be ironic if the Americans are taking the very same billions coming from India and giving those to the Pakistanis. That would be, as Karl Marx said, history repeating itself as tragedy: British imperialists, it may be remembered, coerced money from Indians to build the infrastructure to oppress Indians.

The energy issue is just one of many in which the UPA has not looked after India's interests. Consider China -- now that energy prices have fallen, the Chinese have locked up long-term contracts for oil and gas by waving their bankroll around, in places like Venezuela, Russia, and Angola. The UPA has done nothing, apparently complacent that Uncle Sam will ride to the rescue with uranium. The UPA couldn't even get Bangladeshi or Myanmarese gas, which the Chinese snatched up. That is nothing short of criminal.

In fact there are several reasons why the last five years of UPA rule have been disastrous. I am reminded of Ronald Reagan's famous jibe: 'Are you better off than you were four years ago?' Absolutely not, in area after area:

Economy: because of disastrous populist policies, the budget deficit is around 13 to 15 per cent, one of the highest in the world. Inflation of up to 12 per cent has permanently pushed up the prices of most essential goods by a factor of 1.5 to 3x, and it will return with a vengeance because of the high deficit.

Foreign Policy: India's 'near-abroad' is a disaster, as India's sphere of influence has shrunk, and China's has grown. Nepal is now controlled by friends of China; Sri Lanka is massacring Tamils, and has leased the Hambantota naval base to China; terrorist infiltration via Bangladesh and Nepal continues apace; the Pakistani Taliban are only some 200 kilometres from Delhi .

Security: Terrorists attack Indian cities at will; the invasion of Mumbai has already been forgotten by the UPA.

Corruption and money-laundering: Gigantic amounts of money appear to be stashed away in numbered Swiss accounts -- enough to pay off the national debt; the ill-gotten gains of the Italian Quattrochi have tacitly been given to him. This makes the already corrupt Indian system even worse.

Opaqueness: The UPA lied continuously to the Indian people and Parliament about the details of the nuclear accord, which turns out to be far less attractive than was advertised; the huge bags-of-cash-for-votes scandal has been swept under the carpet.

The Indian voter is not stupid, and is exquisitely sensitive to things that affect his wallet. Therefore it is a little surprising that the average voter drank the UPA's Kool-Aid.

There is, of course, the possibility that the average voter did not in fact fall for the UPA's charms, and that this election was subject to massive fraud. I am talking about Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Having spent many years in the high-tech world, I do not trust computers, especially embedded systems. Researchers in the US have shown how easy it is to break into EVMs, which is why they have not adopted them. They have realised how important it is to have a paper audit trail, hanging chads and all.

It would not be extraordinarily difficult to install a programme with a Trojan Horse in it. To outward appearances and to ordinary testing, the programme would appear normal. However, when it is fed a sequence of keystrokes by the agent of the party committing the fraud, the Trojan Horse wakes up, and then, regardless of what buttons the voter actually presses, it can assign a certain (non-suspicious-looking) percentage (not 90% but, say 45%) to the preferred party. The Trojan Horse can even be programmed to quietly delete itself when the voting is over. Nobody would know any better, as there is no paper trail.

Let me emphasise that I do not have any evidence that this happened in 2009, but it is worth investigating. There were too many surprising -- almost miraculous -- victories by certain candidates whom the casual observer would have written off. By Occam's Razor, the simplest explanation is fraud. I would like to note in passing that in 2004, expecting the NDA to commit fraud, an Indian Communist in the US had prepared a suit alleging EVM fraud. Therefore it is clear that the thought has occurred to various people that there could be EVM fraud.

In any case, the 2009 elections, I repeat, were an inflexion point or a tipping point, which will mark the rapid decline of India. Looking back, historians will identify this election as the precise moment that India as a nation and a civilisation began unraveling. It is fairly likely that India would have become a dismembered state by 2025, thus fulfilling a long-felt need in certain hostile quarters -- one in which both the Communists and the West see eye to eye -- to break up India.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Thought for the Day

"Those who believe its impossible should stay out of the way of those who're trying to get it done."

-- Annonymous