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रवीश! निष्पक्ष बहस करने की NDTV की हैसियत नहीं और बात करते हो आमने-सामने कैमरा लाइव की? बहस करोगे, है हिम्मत?

रवश नषपकष बहस करन क NDTV क हसयत नह

एनडीटीवी पर सीबीआई छापे के विरोध में उसके बकैत एंकर रवीश कुमार ने अपने फेसबुक पोस्ट के जरिए फिर से लफ्फाजी कर शहीद बनने की कोशिश की है! वह NDTV पर सवाल उठाने वाले सोशल मीडिया के लोगों को चंपू कह रहा है! जो मीडिया एनडीटीवी के मालिक प्रणव राय/ राधिका राय व चैनल के शेयर होल्डर्स पर छापे की खबर दिखा रही है, उसे ‘गोदी मीडिया’ कह रहा है! कार्रवाई करने वाली सरकार को आमने-सामने लाइव बहस की चुनौती दे रहा है! लाइव बहस कर तो रहे थे भाजपा प्रवक्ता संबित पात्रा, फिर इस बकैत के एनडीटीवी को बर्दाश्त क्यों नहीं हुआ? इसे सोशल मीडिया द्वारा सवाल पूछना मंजूर नहीं, क्योंकि 10 साल से NDTV के भ्रष्टाचार पर कोई सवाल नहीं पूछता था! इसे वो मीडिया हाउस पसंद नहीं जो इसके खिलाफ खबर दिखाते हैं, क्योंकि इससे पहले मीडिया के नाम पर पावर ब्रोकिंग का पूरा नेक्सस चल रहा था! इसके फेसबुक पोस्ट का Point-To-Point मैंने जवाब दिया है! यदि वास्तव में यह पत्रकार है तो लाइव कर ले और केवल लफ्फाज है तो ‘फ्री स्पीच’ के पेटिकोट घुस जाए! वामपंथी पत्रकारों और अवार्ड वापसी बुद्धिजीवी गिरोह का दोगलापन अब जनता बर्दाश्त नहीं करेगी!

1) रब्बिश-तो आप डराइये, धमकाइये, आयकर विभाग से लेकर सबको लगा दीजिये। ये लीजिये हम डर से थर थर काँप रहे हैं!

जवाबः क्या तुम्हें देश की अदालत पर भरोसा नहीं है जो डरने का नाटक कर रहे हो? अभी तक कार्रवाई नहीं हो रही थी तो कहते थे सरकार तुम्हारी है कार्रवाई क्यों नहीं करते? आज सीबीआई ने छापा मारा है तो कह रहे हो कि एजेंसियों को पीछे लगाकर डरा रहे हैं! अरे जब इस देश की सरकार से तुम अफलज, याकूब, कन्हैया, उमर खालिद जैसे भारत के टुकड़े करने वालों के लिए लड़ लेते हो तो इतनी भी कूबत नहीं है कि अपने लिए अदालत में लड़ सको? इसलिए यह दोगलापंथी छोड़ो और कानून का सम्मान करो।

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Endgame Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal is not half as bright or smart as he thought he was or his media cronies thought he was. Only the biggest fools on earth believed this man had any substance or had any remote sense of conscience. Post the IAC movement when he formed a political party, most of us put events together and realised quickly that AK was a poor little stooge floated by the Congress. The sequence of “incidences” left no doubt in my mind. Some Janta Adalat crap. Then some RTI activity with Magsaysay award. Then series of promotions by, you guessed it – NDTV, for his RTI awards. Then the IAC episode with Anna Hazare as the front. November 2012 was the month AK revealed himself to the observant ones. He started calling Narendra Modi corrupt with all kinds of bogus allegations. That made it clear to me who had installed him to combat Modi in Gujarat and later in the general elections if it came to that.

There is something foolish AK never estimated about Narendra Modi. But we will come to that a bit later. Let’s just summarise the progress of a wasted, meaningless politician and his absolute quest for power that got him nowhere. This is from one of my past posts:

I need not again write a book on the misdeeds of AK. Quite easily, he is the most morally and financially corrupt politicians of recent Indian history. He wasn’t interested in being Delhi CM. He had hoped some wins in Punjab or Goa would bail him out of his problems. He is yet to learn who undid him – Like his journo-cronies, AK is not all that bright. I only feel sorry for the millions of ordinary people who put their faith in this fraudster and even their money.

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The great Hindu revolution of Narendra Modi

The great Hindu revolution

All these clever journalists got it wrong: true UP voted for Narendra Modi – but more than anything, they voted for a man who works 17 hours a day, who puts the country before himself, who is bold enough to take a huge gamble- demonetisation- because he believes it is necessary for India. A man who fights against corruption without fear and is the Prime Minister of all Indians, though once more, it is the Hindu vote which elected his party the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

This election may also have signalled the beginning of the end of caste politics, another cancer that gnaws at India’s entrails – and Mrs Mayawati had become a champion at it, taking a leaf from the Indian National Congress, who for 70 years, mostly got elected on the Dalit & Muslim vote.

Many newspapers and television channels blazed across the headline: “Saffron wave in Uttar Pradesh”. This is another ill-advised coin word, that wants to sensationalize and demean, but which falls flat. What does ‘saffron’ mean? First saffron is mainly cultivated in Kashmir – and that by Muslims – so it’s a wrong comparison. Secondly, in Hinduism, saffron is the color of renunciation, a beautiful and noble tradition, that has been followed all over the world, by Buddhists, Jews, or Sufi saints. Mr. Modi and many of his ministers, such as Manohar Parrikar, have renounced many of the worldly pleasures to work for their party and their country. When will Indian journalism stop being small, petty, untruthful, without any depth or vision? The mastery of English does not make an Indian better than a simple country folk of UP or Tamil Nadu, who lives more in his or her heart than these arrogant journalist and intellectuals. I was most of the day, when the election results came, on the WION TV studio, with different panels of journalists. Most of them were of the old Nehruvian-Marxist mold, dinosaurs, who do not realize that they are out of sync with reality and are clinging to an obscure and anti-evolutionary path. One of them, from the Hindu newspaper, even said that demonetization was ‘communal’! Can you imagine how biased the guy can be?

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The Great Nāth Tradition: From Bappā Rāwal To The Rise Of Yogi Adityanath

The Great Nāth Tradition
Today a Rajput-born yogi has been given the reigns of power after a pan-Hindu consolidation in Uttar Pradesh.

Perhaps this will further destroy caste divisions and allow the state to set sail strongly in the direction of development.

As Yogi Adityanath takes over as the Chief Minister (CM) of Uttar Pradesh, technically he may also be the first CM of the state who has no caste. Even though Adityanath was born in a Rajput family, he has received the deeksha of the Nāth tradition of monks. He is the mahant of Gorakhnāth temple.

The Nāth tradition is credited with the creation of Hatha Yoga system in India. Followers of this tradition have generated their literature in local languages and spread the system across India, producing many saints, who lived with the people. They became their mentors in a non obtrusive way. The most prominent of the Nāth tradition monks is Gorakhnāth, who has shrines dedicated to him all over India. Even in the deep south of Tamil Nadu one can find shrines set to be established by Gorakhnāth. In Tamil tradition, he is considered one of the 18 siddhars. Gorakṣanāth or Gorakhnāth is known in Tamil Nadu as gorakkar. The Nāth tradition has a pan-Hindu character in the sense they even have Jain sub-traditions.

These saints are also associated with an illustrious Hindu ruler, who not only fought against the Arab invaders but perhaps was the only ruler who took the fight into the enemy territory. According to Ekalinga Mahātmyā, the ninth king of Guha (Guhilot) clan in Rajasthan was called Bappā Rāwal. He was deprived of his kingdom when he was a prince and it was Gorakhnāth, who gave him an invincible sword and inspired him to unite the different Hindu chieftains into an alliance to fight the invaders.

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For The Sake Of The Nation, Congress Needs To Dump The Dynasty

For The Sake Of The Nation

It is fine for the BJP to talk about a Congress-muktBharat, for every democracy needs a viable and credible opposition.

If Congress needs this place, it has to dump the Dynasty.

The audacious move by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form governments in Goa and Manipur even though it is not the single largest party has got practically everyone, barring Prime Minister Narendra Modi fans and BJP supporters, crying foul.

They are right. Of course, the BJP is playing foul, very foul. Yes, the governor should, going by convention (there is no provision in the Constitution), first invite the single largest party to form the government. Tempting as it is, this article will refrain from indulging in whataboutery on this issue. In any case, others have done so veryeffectively.

Now that the standard lamentations about propriety and convention have been done, let’s ask the most pertinent question – what is the Congress complaining about? That the BJP was the fastest on the draw? That’s like the person losing a race complaining that the winner ran faster.

report in the Indian Express graphically depicts what a clueless Congress was doing even as the BJP acted decisively to anoint a chief minister and start negotiations with other parties. After fighting about who would be chief minister, the Congress held a secret ballot and then sent the results of that ballot to Delhi!

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Whose Agenda Is It Anyway?

Whose Agenda Is It Anyway

It’s not the protection of fundamental rights but a strong anti-Modi agenda that is the real glue binding leaders of all other political parties together.

The more the ‘secular’ parties lose their vote base, the more they will align and stick to issues that can malign the centre.

One year after the controversy at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which also broke out over freedom of expression, there are intolerance cries being heard everywhere now. When I say 'everywhere' it means the limited world of media channels, newspaper headlines and the social media. People in the rest of the country are by and large busy with their day to day struggles of life. Nobody hears these intolerance cries on any channels when political activists are murdered with chilling regularity in Kerala or when incidents of gross violation of rights are reported from West Bengal (which tops the chart for highest political murders). As for rights of women in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, they do not count anyway because those are the badlands of the cow belt and supposed to be 'like that only'.

So exactly on the first anniversary of the JNU controversy, a Delhi University college decides to have a seminar where a person on bail under strict conditions is invited to share his thoughts. Since I was educated in a small town degree college of the 'cow' belt, I am perhaps ill-equipped to understand what message teachers of a reputed university want to convey by inviting such speakers? And what kind of pride these teachers feel in supporting students crying slogans against the Motherland?

Going by news reports, it appears that the invite to Umar Khalid was withdrawn, there was much anti-India sloganeering, and protests, counter protests and clashes ensued. If the police did not do enough to control the situation, or worse, mishandled it, they must take responsibility for it. In fact, Delhi Police has acted against the erring policeman. But the issue that has taken centre-stage now is the video of a young college student Gurmehar Kaur who was not even part of the protests for expressing her views against war and holding placards against the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

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Why Kashmir’s Mainstream Parties And Separatists Are Uniting Against General Bipin Rawat

Why Kashmirs Mainstream Parties

By taking a stand in support of stone-pelters, the “mainstream Kashmiri leaders have only added fuel to the fire and further aggravated the situation”.

One can only hope that good sense would finally prevail and the people of Kashmir would stay away from the encounter sites.

This would help the Army and paramilitary forces in conducting anti-insurgency operation in an effective manner and restore peace and normality.

The 15 February warning to stone-pelters in Kashmir that those who would attack security forces during anti-insurgency operations would be considered terrorists and dealt with accordingly, has not gone down too well with both the separatists and the so-called mainstream political parties.

On the other hand, Army Chief Bipin Rawat’s warning got fullest support from the Union Home Ministry and the Director General of Police (DGP), Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju defended the Army Chief and said there should be action against stone-pelters as “national interest is supreme”. The J&K DGP warned that stone-pelters would be “destroyed if they refused to stay away from the encounter sites. It happened for the first time after years that the Army Chief, the Union Home Ministry and the J&K DGP spoke in one voice and it was quite understandable as the provocation was very, very grave.

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