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What is wrong in saying , Rahul Gandhi is half-Indian?

Katrina Kaif apologises for Rahul Gandhi comments

July 20, 2011   11:48:58 PM

PTI | New Delhi

Actress Katrina Kaif has apologised for her comments describing Rahul Gandhi as “half Indian” but said her remarks were taken out of context.

“The comments have been misconstrued. They have been taken out of context. But having said that if I have caused hurt to anyone’s sentiments, I deeply apologise. It was not the intention at all,” Kaif told a TV news channel.

In an interview to a newspaper, the cine star had said, “Am I supposed to be ashamed that I am half-Asian, I mean, no! Rahul Gandhi is half-Indian, half-Italian. So? I am very proud of what I am and I just don’t understand the confusion – as if I’m trying to hide the fact that my mother’s a British. Why would I?”

The actress, who turned 28 recently, said she made those comments without any “malice or real thought” but regretted they were misconstrued by the media.

“I will also request the media not to make a controversial issue out of something which was not meant with any intention or malice or any real thought behind it. That’s all I have to say,” the actress said.

Kaif’s remarks were met with contempt from the Congress, with party spokesperson Manish Tewari sarcastically saying, “Who is she? I do not know. Tomorrow, you will ask for our reaction on the statement of Johny Lever. To what level you want to bring down the level of the political discourse in the country?”

Kaif’s role in Prakash Jha’s ‘Rajneeti‘ also courted controversy as it had some similarities of accent with that of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

http://www.dailypioneer.com/354751/Katrina-Kaif-apologises-for-Rahul-Gandhi-comments.html

My take:

Katrina should have stuck to her guns There was no need to apologize for a factual statement. Look at how touchy Sonia Gandhi’s boot lickers are when it comes to foreign origins of Rahul Gandhi? They are mortally afraid that if public starts thinking about roots of Rahul, shh….., they won’t let him be the Prime Minister of Bharat. 

Is it not funny that This bafoon, Manish Tiwari talks abbot lowering of political discourse. Dear, no one can lower it any further than Sonia’s puppy dog, Digvijay  Singh.

Gaurang Vaishnav

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Muslim Lady’s Courage: informs police: husband arrested with Bombs

My note:

I am truly disappointed in the financial reward. It is a cruel joke. It would have been better not to offer a reward. I can see that amount for an informant but here is a lady who got hold of live bombs and took timely action to save many lives at the risk of  her marriage and facing possible ostracizing from her community.  I urge Narendrabhai Modi to rectify this mistake and announce suitable reward.

This is Narendra Modi’s Gujarat where a Muslim woman comes forward to expose her own husband’s nefarious, anti-national activity and they (anti-Modi brigade) say that Muslims live in fear in Gujarat!

Gaurang

MoS Home,CP,DGP visit brave Muslim lady Reshma, present her award announced by Modi(photos)

Ahmedabad, 18 July, 2011

Shehzad nabbed by police on Sunday

The government of Gujarat has taken a decision to honor a brave Muslim lady Reshma of Ahmedabad who yesterday informed the police about her husband’s activity of making crude bombs and his plan to do bomb blasts in the city.  Reshma’s husband Shehzad was later arrested by police with 8 crude bombs and two desi tamanchas.

Reshma living near Chandola lake of Ahmedabad’s Muslim dominated Danilimda area had helped the police earlier also. Few years back, with Reshma’s help, police had nabbed Bangladeshi intruders living illegally in this area.

After her husband’s arrest, Reshma had said that she wanted to save lives of many people by informing the police about her husband’s activities.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today announced on Tweeter :”Gujarat Home minister will felicitate brave Reshma with prize of Rs 25,000 for exposing her husband in national interest.”

Reshma was today visited at her residence by Gujarat Minister of state for Home Shri Praful Patel, Ahmedabad Police Commissioner Shri Sudhir Sinha, Gujarat Police Chief DGP Chitranjan Singh. Shri Patel, Sinha and Singh appreciated and congratulated her for her brave act of public good.Minister Praful Patel presented Reshma a cheque of Rs. 25,000 as a bravery award.

Mr. Patel profusely praised Ms. Reshmaben’s courage despite being a woman, rising above her concern for a close relationship, its repercussion and likely reaction in her close society. He described the act as a great personal sacrifice in the larger interest of the national security.

Chief Minister Narendra Modi described the Ms. Reshmaben’s sacrifice as an exemplary act for the security of six crore Gujaratis, displaying a rare example of communal amity.

Mr. Singh in a word of praise for Ms Reshmaben for setting a rare example of paying more importance to the motherland and nation’s interest rather that her own family. He said that such information or tips lead to solving several criminal cases.

Mr. Sinha offered Ms. Reshmaben a job in the Traffic Brigade and assured to provide her all possible security if required.

Talking to newspersons present on the occasion, Ms. Reshmaben, who studied up to Standard XII in Mumbai, said that she would always side with the law of the land and fearlessly expose criminal activities, even if they were her close relatives, and asked all womenfolk to do the same.

Meanwhile Shehzad was sent to ten days remand by the court today in Ahmedabad.

In another development, the Gujarat Police has taken a decision to hand over the Shehzad case to Anti Terrorist Squad. This decision was taken in view of Shehzad’s confession that he wanted to throw bombs indiscriminately during Ahmedabad’s annual Rath Yatra. Seven ATM cards and sim cards are recovered from Shehzad’s possession.

http://deshgujarat.com/2011/07/18/brave-muslim-lady-reshma-to-be-honored-by-gujarat-govt/comment-page-1/#comment-62249

Response to comments on: Kasab’s Birthday Gift

In response to my write up: Kasab’s Birthday Gift to US- Mumbai Blasts,  in a discussion group which also appeared on this blog on July 14,  one Mr. Chauhan, supposedly a Major General representing <Sainik Sangh> made several incidery remarks. Here I reproduce his comments with my responses. (His comments are in bold. My response start with >>>. are in italics and in navy blue color.)

Gaurang G. Vaishnav

Those who think BJP is the salvation are nothing but bania brahmin caucus in another demoniac form

 >>> Who said anything about BJP? Your prejudice starts with your fist sentence. Can you prove with figures that BJP= Bania+Brahmin? Are Advani, Bangaru Laxman, V. Naidu, Modi, Rajnath Singh, etc., Bania/Brahmin? How would you define demonic?

What does Modi know about running a modern State  He may have delivered for the fat profiteers and Hindu Jews which doesn’t make a State 

>>> You must be living in la-la land to make such a stupendous statement. Of course, you have not lived in Gujarat so your ignorance can be forgiven. What fits your definition of modern state? Bihar, UP, Orissa? 

What does BJP know about nationalism which is not obscurantism and building temples  ? The masses are in grip of renegade capitalism  which must be replaced by nationlism not Jews .

>>> I do not know why you keep harping on BJP when I have suggested that Congress be thrown out? Capitalism is an economic system, nationalism is not. Capitalism can be replaced with socialism, communism, etc. but not with nationalism. Are you aware that BJP  believes in Integral Humanism as an economic system? Do you even know what it mans and who propounded that concept? Please Google and study it. Suffice is to say that capitalism, socialism, communism, etc. have inherent weaknesses because they are not built around needs of human beings. Integral Humanism aspires to build economic system keeping human beings at the center.

 Does BJP know about nationalism? Who has stood for total integration of Kashmir with Bharat? Who has stood for uniform Civil Code? Who has maintained that there are hundreds of national heroes (who have been ignored by design) of freedom struggle besides Nehrus and Gandhis? Who had the guts to conduct nuclear explosion and stand up against mighty USA?

What a small vision hanging of Afzal Will this deliver the nation from every day shame? Just diversion

>>> Hanging one individual will not solve all problems, but then you can make that argument for any step that the government takes or does not take. Afzal Guru is a convicted terrorist. Terrorism is meant to sap a society of its confidence and lead it into submission. Keeping Afzal and Kasab alive despite court orders is hastening that process of submission. Therefore, it is not a small vision, but an effective prescription for one of or serious national maladies, i.e., the feeling of helplessness against abject terror. 

 In any case, unless you are against the rule of law, or have some personal affinity for Afzal, you would not question hanging of Afzal. 

Afzal is already a martyr with his poeple MANY MORE ARE READY TO FOLLOW HIM.

>>> Osama bin Laden was a hero too to millions of Muslims in Pakistan, Yemen, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, USA, UK, Bharat, etc. Where is he now? He was gunned down like a rabid street dog and is at the bottom of an ocean. Those who are ready to follow him will meet the same fate or worse. It is only a matter of time before present rulers in Bharat are replaced with a government that will not tolerate and mollycoddle terrorists- mind you, I am not saying BJP, it could be any party or combination of parties that will come to power and take the initiative.’ Then so called martyrs will be sent for a meeting with their creator because of the pressure that will build up from the suffering populace. Congress can do the same and win people’s hearts but to do that it has to first purge itself of its entire leadership which is anti-Bharat, anti-Hindu, pro-Muslim and corrupt to the core.

Is Modi ready to field his in retaliation?

>>> Why do you pick on Modi? When I am raising issue of fighting terrorism and asking that guilty be hanged, which is a central government issue, how does Modi figure in the discussion? Mr. Modi has proved his credentials by catching would be terrorists before they could inflict harm on the innocent. Compare Gujarat with Maharashtra and see the difference in number of terrorist attacks. Ishrat Jahan and Soharabuddin would have been garlanded and given ministerial posts, had they been in a Congress ruled state.

 Modi does not have to retaliate because he is proactive. he does not weigh his actions against how a particular community would feel or vote before he takes a step that he feels is in the interest of Gujarat and the nation.

Why cant BJP send out sallies  in return.

>>> Why is it BJP’s burden to send out “sallies” (I do not know what this word means but I assume you mean retaliating force”)?  Who is in power? Congress or BJP? Suppose, BJP were to take up your suggestion, you will be the first one to blame it as a Hindu terrorist party supported by Jews.

The French President  visited Kabul the other day and gloried the role of NATO in foighting terrorism. The next day ficew French soldiers were killed. BJP AND ITS BANIAS  Learn from PASHTUNS! 

>>> I will take your argument and turn it on its head to show its hollowness.. BJP or Congress can take the killing of the French soldiers to man that any action against terrorists would mean killing of Bharatiya soldiers and civilians. So, it would be better not to act.

 Further, we have a history of brave men and women, who have given their lives and fought on the battlefield within the bounds of Dharma. We do not need to learn from Pashtuns or terrorists who are nothing but modern day asuras and  rakshasas.

PEOPLE ARE NOW GETTING WISE AS TO WHO  SIT SNUGLY MAKING MONEY AND FIELD OTHERS TO FIGHT . GERMANS WERE RIGHT ABOUT THE JEWS WE HAVE SO MANY VARIETY OF THESE !

>>> Apparently you are a big fan of Hitler. That should preclude you automatically from this discussion because this group is for people who believe in democratic norms and  meaningful discussion.  

 You are right about people getting wise. They now know that it is the Congress and UPA that sit smugly and make billions through Commonwealth Games, 2G, Adarsh Housing Society and multitude of scams. Kalmadis, Rajas, Kanimozhis, Marans, Chidambarams, etc. are the glaring example of this rot and they do not belong to BJP. People are wizened to the fact that while these Congress demons are looting the nation, they feed the common man to the wolves, i.e., terrorists.

Mumbai walas are fools They listen  to perverted politicians such as the Home Minister and  do not demand his dismissal .

>>> In past, Mumbaiwalas have  taken scalps of their Chief Ministers and they will do it again. Have you watched 2008 film, “Wednesday” with Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher in lead roles? There is a telling dialogue where Naseeruddin Shah, the common man says: “we are resilient, not by choice but by force because we have to go out next day and earn our livelihood.”  That is exactly why people go on with their routine even after the bomb blasts. But once this reaches a flash point, all bets will be off.

 The same happened last time and the sam w will happen again!

>>> So, what you as an individual will do about it to change the course? That “same will happen again” is a given, but the end results may not be same. Even a goat gets up on its hind legs when totally cornered or its kids are threatened. Once the patience runs out, events take unpredictable course and no politician or police force would be able to contain them. People in Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, etc. are much more suppressed than people in Bharat. yet, they came to a point where they shed their fears and either brought down, or are in process of doing so, sitting government/dictator.

People get the rulers they deserve .

>>> That is a good dose of opium. You may be OK with the Government that you have gotten, millions of  Bharatiyas and I are not.

HINDU history is replete      

>>> A jaundiced person can see nothing but yellow. Perhaps, you have had no chance to read real history of Bharat. Like many others you might have been taught Macaulayian and Nehruvian history. This is a subject of entirely another discussion.

 Our history is of people who have wished well for the entire humanity, kings who gave away their kingdoms for upholding Dharma, soldiers who obeyed all dharmic rules of warfare even when fighting against those who had no concept of Dharma. Ours is the history of Rama and Krishna, of Arjun and Abhimanyu, of Mahaveer and Buddha, of king Puru and Pruthviraj, of Shankaracharya and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, of Chankaya and Chandragupt, of Mirabai and Narsinh Mehta, Of Kabir and  Thiruvalluvar, of Shivaji and Rana Pratap, of Nanak and Guru Govind Singh, of Maharani Laxmibai and Tatya Tope, of Bhagat Singh and Madan Lal Dhingra, of Khudiram Bose and Jatin Das, of  Shyamji Krishna Varma and madam Cama, of Veer Savarkar and Subhashchandra Bose, of Lala Lajpatrai and Chapekar brothers, of Ramakrishna, Vivekanand and Aurbindo, of Sardar Patel and Gandhiji. This is just a sampling. Remember,  our is not the history of Jawaharlal, Indira, Sanjay, Rajiv, Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka. They are an aberration and a blot on our history.

chauhan, maj general   <gs@sainiksangh.org>

>>> With an organization named Sainik Sangh, last name  Chauhan and a title like Major General, one would expect from you valor, courage, indefatigable  confidence and deep love for motherland. One would expect you to lead from the front and not discourage those who are fighting. One should be excused if he/she is led to believe that the organization as well as your name and title are phony.

 

 Finally, you may not realize but Internet etiquette dictates that all CAPS or all bold text be not used in any correspondence. All bold is akin to shouting. I am sure that you wanted to discuss and not shout.

You seem to have pathological hatred for BJP, Modi and Hindus which is abundantly clear from your writing. Your disdain for Jews is a disease that led to Hitler’s massacre and second world war. You may think in narrow terms of Brahmin and Bania, I believe that we are all Hindus, first and last. I will gladly accept the intelligence of Brahmin, courage of Kshatriya, pragmatism of Vaishya and sense of selfless service from Shudra because, according to Purush Sukta, they are all parts of same body. We are all Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra; our real caste is whatever quality out of these four is predominant in our life at a given time.

 It is the Congress culture to divide the society in the name of caste and religion. Rise above it and join those who have come forward to end the misgovernance rather than standing on the sides and making baseless, derogatory statements.

 Gaurang G. Vaishnav

Revolting Scenes from the Film from Sita Sings the Blues- Sign Petition Now

Protest against Nina Paley’s outright denigration of the Ramayana

ram walking on pregnant sita
ram sitting on  sita
Lord Ram walking on pregnant Sita 

Lord Ram sitting on Sita’s back 

ram kicking off pregnant sita
lord Hanuman play piano for Sita
Lord Ram kicks pregnant Sita 

Lord Hanuman plays the piano for Sita 

Check other revolting Scenes from the Film

Protest Starlight Pavilion for showing Nina’s movie !

Starlight Pavilion, New York, USA is going to exhibit ‘Sita Sings the Blues’ movie on 21st July 2011. The movie ridicules Goddess Sita and Ramayana in very bad manner. The movie is created by Nina Paley, American Cartoonist, who states that this story is based on the Ramayan of Rushi Valmiki; but what she has done is take the ingredients of the epic story and give it a meaning which is completely opposite to the spiritual truths that the scripture conveys. It is duty of all Hindus to protest lawfully against ‘Starlight Pavilion’ so that it should not exhibit ‘Sita Sings the Blues’.


Devout Hindus are protesting lawfully on following contact details:

Starlight Pavilion
130-05 101st Avenue
Richmond Hill, NY 11419

Sharmin John, Managing Director: +1 718 -850-1300
Email : sjohn@starlitepavilion.com
Booking : bookings@starlitepavilion.com
Email : rohan.narine@elliman.com

Know More :

Our fellow Hindu Brothers and Sisters, lodge your protest !

The way to extinguish a religion is to first create utter disrespect for it in the minds of people about their faith. Then ridicule the followers so that they are downright ashamed of being Hindu. Then the lost directionless Hindu populace will be soft targets to defeat on any front.

Are you going to blindly allow this unrighteous strategy to work ? Or are you willing to stand up for Dharma and realise that in this increasingly unrighteous world, ‘Only Dharma protects the Dharmic’. Ultimately Dharma will be established in the world and evildoers will be destroyed. But each Hindu is now being called upon to play his/her part and do something to stop this outright denigration.

Become a vanar of Lord Hanumans army ! Make your small offering towards Dharma by lodging your protest.

Introduction

Nina Paley, an American Cartoonist, is the creator of the animated film ‘Sita Sings the Blues’ which is available for free viewing on the internet. A devout person cannot begin to imagine what Nina Paley has conjured up and graphically crystallised in this film wherein Lord Ram often kicks Sita…. and walks on her pregnant stomach…. These are only two of the many painful images one must endure. The only reason for watching this absurd film is to make people aware of what a completely false representation this film is of the Ramayan and how it nosedives into taking the issue of denigration to an unbelievably low level.

She states that this story is based on the Ramayan of Rushi Valmiki. But what she has done is take the ingredients of the epic story and give it a meaning which is completely opposite to the spiritual truths that the scripture conveys. Unfortunately, this film is being recommended on various parenting websites, for children to watch. Those who are unfamiliar with this Holy Scripture are going to accept this inane version as being the truth !

Revolting Scenes from the Film

sita-sings-the-blues
1. False representation :The commentators say that the Ramayana is not as true a story as the Bible.

Spiritual fact :

This seems to be an attempt to portray the Bible as being more trustworthy than the Ramayana. Yes, propaganda to prove Christianity’s superiority over Hinduism. This movie is part and parcel of the anti-Hindu movement and propagation of Christianity. This movie violates the religious feelings of Hindus. The Government must ban this film.

sita-and-rawana
2. False representation : Ravan was a good king and the only wrong thing that he did was steal Sita.

(Editor’s comment: Like attracts like and so quite naturally anti-Hindu Nina Paley supports Ravan.)

Spiritual fact :

Such remarks show Ms. Palay’s anti-Hindu mentality by demeaning the Holy Scriptures of Hindus. For this she must apologise to all Hindus.

Sita organs like lotus
3. False representation : Ravan’s sister tells Ravan about how beautiful Sita is and says that her breasts are like big round juicy lotuses. Sita is shown wearing a cholie that reveals her breasts in one outfit from above, and in another outfit from below the blouse.

Editor’s comment :

Such remarks show her anti-Hindu mentality of criticizing Hindus Holy Scriptures. For this she must apologise to all Hindus.

Rawava play veena with utensiles
4. False representation : The commentator says that Ravan played the veena for Lord Shiva with his intestines and He shows Ravan’s intestines tumble out of his stomach and they play the veena.

(Editor’s comment : Such spiritual ignorance on the part of Nina Paley makes her seem comical. This harms the religious feelings of Hindus. She should be prosecuted for this.)

Spiritual fact :

Actually what is mentioned in the Ramayan is that Ravan’s devotion was such that the 72 thousand nadis or energy channels in his body created a sound (Anahat nada) and this pleased Lord Shiva.

Lord Ram and Sita dance
5. False representation : Sita sings with her love for Ram in the forest. The words of her song were… ‘He is not an angel or a Saint and I know that with all his faults, he will still get by’. Then she imagines carrying Ram piggy back. After that she stands on all her fours (like a horse or a dog) and Ram is shown sitting on her back.

(Editor’s comment : This is outright insulting to the faith of Hindus and destroys the reverence for the Ramanyan in children’s minds.)

Sita and Rawana
6. False representation : When Ravan speaks to Sita, she speaks in an uncouth manner telling him, “Your ass is grass once Lord Ram comes here.”

(Editor’s comment : Why has this cartoonist been allowed to spew out the filth in her mind and superimpose her nasty foul-mouthed words onto revered Divine beings ?)

Sita were no of jewels
7. False representation : Sita is shown wearing a ridiculous amount of jewellery as the commentator says she dropped her jewellery to show the way to Lanka when she was abducted by Ravana. The commentator ridicules the Ramayan by questioning how Sita had so much jewellery when she had taken up the life of a sanyasi.

Spiritual fact :

Sita was only in exile. She was not a sanyasi. She dropped jewellery like her ring, anklets and earrings at strategic points on the path.

Bloodthirsty Sita
8. False representation : One commentator viciously says that one needs to ‘give her one little tight thing’ for not returning with Lord Hanuman when he came to rescue her. Another says that Sita stayed back as she wanted Lord Ram to rescue her and defeat Ravan due to the ego of wanting ‘Her husband’ to be her rescuer and so she is called a ‘bloodthirsty’ woman and is depicted with blood coming out of her mouth and blood on her hands.

Spiritual fact :

Sita could not allow herself to be carried by Lord Hanuman as it is a Hindu woman’s Dharma not to be touched by any man other than her husband.

Ram searching Sita
9. False representation : When Hanuman reports to Ram about what he saw in Lanka, Lord Ram begins to sweat and then faints in fear. 
 

Spiritual fact:

Lord Ram’s arrow never missed its target no matter where the target was. How could such a Divine warrior who was an incarnation on earth be afraid of a mere demon ?

Lord Ram doubting Sita
10. False representation : When Lord Ram comes to rescue Sita, he says that she is impure and unfit to be his wife and that he had terrible suspicions about her character and conduct to the extent that the sight of her was painful to him. He dismisses her and ends with the crushing statement, ‘I have no more use for you.’

Spiritual fact :

Lord Ram was fully aware of Sita’s purity. In addition, the Ramayan states that Lord Ram surrendered Sita to Agni devata and she sent an illusionary form of Sita to Lanka so that the real Sita was kept safe. After the ‘Test by Fire’ that Sita underwent successfully, Agni devta returned the real form of Sita to Lord Ram.

Lord Ram throwing Sita in fire 11. False representation : Sita sings a song saying ‘Ram is mean to me’ and Lord Ram is depicted kicking Sita into the fire at the time of her agnipariksha (Test by fire) and He kicks her at the time of banishing her from the kingdom. Lord Ram nonchalantly also walks over Sita’s pregnant stomach

(Editor’s comment : Does the US government allow its citizens to disrespect and demean other religions ? After being notified about how infuriated the Hindu community is with her film, if the US government does not take any action against her, it will be tantamount to approving of her actions.)

Protest video: Sita Sings the Blues

 

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Protest ‘Sita sings the blues’ showing at NY’s Starlight Pavilion on 7/21

Namaste. You may recall that Sita Sings the Blues was shown on PBS early last year. There were some protests but not much came out of it. While I have not personally watched the video, those who have (either in full or in part) have found it derogatory to the values that we as Hindus hold dear.

Kindly send protest email a.s.a.p. as time is short. Also please circulate this to to your contacts.
Thank you,
Gaurang G. Vaishnav
Blog Moderator
From: Forum for Hindu Awakening <alerts@forumforhinduawakening.org>
Date: Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 12:29 AM
Subject: Protest ‘Sita sings the blues’ showing at NY’s Starlight Pavilion !

||Sree||
Namaste, dear supporter of Hinduism.
We have received complaints from several Hindus about the showing of a film ‘Sita sings the blues’ at the Starlight Pavilion in New York next Thursday (21st July). ‘Sita sings the blues’, which its producers claim to be based on Sage Valmiki’s Ramayan, is actually a denigrating parody of the Ramayan ! Through this animation film, animator Nina Paley has shown irreverent parallels between her own heartbreak and the divine story of Lord Rama and Mother Sita, who have been worshipped for ages by Hindus as symbols of perfection and purity. Paley has not retracted the film, despite protests from 1000s of Hindus in the past. This itself shows her complete insensitivity to the Hindu sentiment and her malicious intent in making this film ! A Hindu sounding cast in the film does not condone the denigration either. You can learn more about this denigrating film at:http://forumforhinduawakening.org/articles/id/preserving/sita-sings-the-blues
In light of this, we have initiated a protest as in the below email trail. We appeal to you to join in this protest of the ‘Sita sings the blues’ showing at New York’s Starlight Pavilion next Thursday at 5pm. Let us inundate the organizers and Starlight Pavilion with letters or phone calls, registering our peaceful, but prompt protests at :
Organizer: Rohan Narine (rohan.narine@elliman.com)
Starlight Paviliion Managing Director: Sharmin John, 718 – 850 – 1300 (sjohn@starlitepavilion.com)
(Please do cc or inform us of your protest, as we strive to keep you updated about the progress of this protest drive.)
“Dharmo rakshati rakshitaha | (Dharma or God protects those who protect Dharma !)”
Sincerely,
Sadhaks at Forum for Hindu Awakening (www.HinduAwakening.org)
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Forum for Hindu Awakening . <info@forumforhinduawakening.org>
Date: Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 9:29 PM
Subject: Requesting Starlight Pavilion to cancel showing denigrating ‘Sita sings the blues’
To: sjohn@starlitepavilion.com
Cc: pravakta@hindujagruti.org
Namaste, dear Sharmin John.
We at the Forum for Hindu Awakening have received complaints from several Hindus about the showing of a film ‘Sita sings the blues’ at the Starlight Pavilion in New York next Thursday (21st July). We would like to bring to your attention that ‘Sita sings the blues’ denigrates Hindus’ revered scripture Ramayan, and Deities Rama and Sita.
People from different faiths live in America and it is important to maintain sensitivity towards each other’s religion, to live harmoniously. Denigration of religious symbols and icons causes disharmony, as it hurts the sentiments of the community being targetted. Hence, we have sent the below request to Rohan Narine, who has organized this event.
At the same time, we urge Starlight Pavilion to cancel the booking for this event, as a show of goodwill to the Hindu community in New York. We hope that you will show sensitivity towards the religious sentiments of their Hindu patrons. We hope to receive a positive response from Starlight Pavilion by Sunday. Otherwise, we would be forced to intensify our protests, by calling for a boycott of Starlight Pavilion, as well as organizing a protest demonstration in front of Starlight Pavilion.

Sincerely,
Bhavna Shinde
Spokesperson, Forum for Hindu Awakening
www.HinduAwakening.org

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Forum for Hindu Awakening . <info@forumforhinduawakening.org>
Date: Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 5:33 PM
Subject: Request to cancel showing denigrating ‘Sita sings the blues’ at the Starlight Pavilion
To: rohan.narine@elliman.com
Cc: pravakta@hindujagruti.orgsjohn@starlitepavilion.com

Namaste, Rohan Narine

We have received complaints from several Hindus about your showing the film ‘Sita sings the blues’ at the Starlight Pavilion in New York next Thursday (21st July). We would like to bring to your attention that ‘Sita sings the blues’, which its producers claim to be based on Sage Valmiki’s Ramayan, is actually a denigrating parody of the Ramayan ! Through this animation film, animator Nina Paley has drawn irreverent parallels between her own heartbreak and the divine story of Mother Sita, who has been worshipped for ages by Hindus as the symbol of purity and devotion.

Nina Paley has not retracted this film despite protests from thousands of Hindus worldwide. This itself shows her complete insensitivity to the Hindu sentiment and her malicious intention in making this film. A Hindu sounding cast like Aseem Chhabra does not in any way condone the blatant denigration committed in almost each scene of the film. You can read in detail about the denigration perpetrated by this movie at: http://forumforhinduawakening.org/articles/id/preserving/sita-sings-the-blues
What is your purpose of showing this film, when it has been so controversial for the insensitivity shown to Hindu sentiment ? Shall we say that you too, are supporting this denigration ? We urge you to cancel showing the film ‘Sita sings the blues’ at the Starlight Pavilion. We hope to receive your positive response by Sunday, after which, we will be forced to intensify our protests, by making it public, and calling for a boycott of Starlight Pavilion, as well as your future endeavors.

Sincerely,
Bhavna Shinde
Spokesperson, Forum for Hindu Awakening
www.HinduAwakening.org

Kasab’s Birthday Gift to us- Mumbai Blasts

July 13 was the 24th birthday of Ajmal Kasab who has been given death sentence by a Mumbai  Court for the massacre and mayhem in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.

Congress, ever mindful of Muslim votes cannot even think about hanging him, national pride,security and sanctity of the Supreme Court be damned.

Congress, under Sonia Gandhi cannot even think of hanging Afzal Guru, convicted for his part in the parliament Bombing in December 2001.  In 2004, the Supreme Court ordered that Afzal Guru be hanged. The execution was to be carried out on October 20, 2006.  Almost five years later, Afzal is very much alive costing the tax payers a pretty penny, thanks to Sonia Gandhi who rules her party and the nation with an iron fist hidden in a velvet glove.

So far the Government of Bharat has spent 310 million Rupees to keep Kasab alive. So, to thank the Congress led government, Ajmal Kasab’s handlers decided to give a memorable gift to people of Bharat.

Yesterday, on July 13, they offered bomb blasts during rush hour in three crowded locations  in Mumbai. 21 are dead and 141 are injured; some more may succumb to their injuries.

These numbers that we hear have become  routine and do not mean a thing unless one of them is your father/mother/brother/sister/husband/wife/uncle/cousin/friend. Numbers do not matter unless it is your leg or hand that has been blown to bits or it is your eye that is pierced by sharpnels. These numbers have no meaning unless it is your loved one whose body is set on fire by the blast.

The politicians who are principally responsible for this day because of their spaghetti spines when it comes to taking action against any Muslim, will mouth stupid inanities. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a.k.a. captain sleeping at the wheel while the country is plundered and looted by his coalition Dharma partners, President Pratibha Patil, ever indebted to Sonia Gandhi for putting  her in  a place where no one can touch her for all the cooperative bank scams she was involved in- in Maharashtra, Sonia Gandhi, the Vishkanya, i.e., kiss of death for mother Bharat, Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, virtually a nincompoop dancing to His Master’s Voice from 10 Janpath, the home Minister, P.C. Chidambaram, who is too busy to find ways to stay out of Tihar jail with the noose getting closer by the day in 2G scam,  all these characters have come out with statements condemning the blasts and at the same time advising the hapless people to stay calm.

You know what? They are good at making these utterly useless statements because they have had repeated practice of making them in last few years. Friends, their words mean nothing, They do not give a hoot whether 21 or 2100 die in these blasts so long as their ill gotten billions are safe in Switzerland.

Solution? Let there be no more birthdays for Kasab. Create a nationwide pressure, such a pressure that the government would be either forced to hang Kasab and Afzal or would be shown the door.  Let us vow to give Kasab gift of hangman’s noose on his next birthday, July 13, 2012.

Can it be done? Yes. If Egypt can do it, Algeria can do it, Yemen can do it, Libya and Syria are about to do it, why can’t we?  History favors those, who seize the initiative.

Let us not wait for another blast.

Chronology of recent terror attacks in India

New Delhi, July 13 : A chronology of recent terror attacks in India:

 IANSJuly 13, 2011: At least 21 people are killed and more than 140 injured in three bomb blasts in Mumbai.

Dec 7, 2010: A bomb explodes on the banks of Ganga in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh during evening prayers, killing a a girl and injuring 20 people, including some foreigners.

Oct 14, 2010: At least five people injured in a minor bomb explosion in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh.

Feb 13, 2010: A blast in German Bakery in Pune city of Maharashtra kills nine people and injures 45.

April 6, 2009: A car bomb blast in Guwahati kills six people and injures 32.

Nov 26-29, 2008: Terror attack in Mumbai kills 166 Indians and foreigners.

October 30, 2008: Terror attack in Guwahati kills 61 and injures 300.

Sep 29, 2008: Blast in Malegaon in Maharashtra kills eight people and injures 80.

Sep 13, 2008: Serial blasts in Delhi kill 30 people and injure more than 100.

July 26, 2008: Serial blasts in Ahmedabad kill 40 people and injure more than 50.

July 25, 2008: Nine explosions in Bangalore kill one and injuring 12.

May 13, 2008: Eight serial blasts rock Jaipur in a span of 12 minutes leaving 65 dead and over 150 injured.

Oct 11, 2007: Bomb blast inside Ajmer Sharif shrine during Ramadan kills three and injures 28.

Aug 25, 2007: 32 dead, 60 hurt in Hyderabad terror blast.

May 18, 2007: A bomb at Mecca mosque in Hyderabad kills 14 people.

Feb 19, 2007: Two bombs explode aboard a train from India to Pakistan, charring at least 66 passengers, most of them Pakistanis, to death.

Sep 8, 2006: 30 dead and 100 hurt in twin blasts at a mosque in Malegaon in Maharashtra.

July 11, 2006: Seven bombs explode on Mumbai’s trains killing over 200 and injuring more than 200.

http://www.samachar.com/Chronology-of-recent-terror-attacks-in-India-lhoeTFhjdaa.html?source=recommended_news

(Note: I have updated the figures of the dead and injured in yesterday’s Mumbai blasts from waht appeared in this article.- Gaurang G. Vaishnav)

 

 

Obsession over Casey Anthony case is unproductive — try helping the living children still in need

A very thought provoking article. Amidst all the hoopla and emotional outbursts about Casey Anthony case, the writer suggest ways to harness all the energy for a better future for neglected adn abused children who are still living.- The moderator
Courtesy:  Orlando Sentinel
Scott Maxwell

7:02 p.m. EDT, July 12, 2011

 Casey Anthony is expected to get out of jail this weekend.

If so, the news will once again energize the cult of Casey.

These are the people whose prime source of entertainment for the past three years has been the death of a 2-year-old girl.

Caylee’s  death did wonders for Nancy Grace‘s ratings. But it’s the legions of Americans who provide those ratings I find most troubling.

They voraciously consume everything about the case. They busy themselves writing missives on Facebook. Some even took their summer vacation at the Orange County Courthouse.

Just imagine if America had channeled its energy into something productive … something more than trage-tainment.

Three years ago, when this case first started, I suggested readers do just that — that they volunteer, for example, with one of the many nonprofits that helps toddlers whoaren’t dead.

I suggested if they want to yell and scream, they should do so on behalf of the millions of neglected children who lack a voice.

Prosecutor Jeff Ashton suggested the same thing last week when he saw the rage building after the verdict.

“Everybody needs to turn the energy that they have into something positive,” Ashton said on CNN. “If you want to do something to honor Caylee, then do something to help other children.”

I wonder how many will.

Making a difference, after all, takes more work. And while it can be fulfilling, it’s usually less titillating.

You may remember that interest in the Anthony case took off after the media got hold of pictures showing Casey drunk, dancing in a tight dress and partying with her cleavage exposed.

Nancy Grace couldn’t show the pictures enough, her on-screen headlines screaming: “MORE NEW PICS OF TOT MOM ALLEGED SEXY PARTYING!”

The public ate it up. By the time the case went to trial, the American media was all Casey all the time. That most certainly included my newspaper, which set records with the millions of new visitors at OrlandoSentinel.com during the trial.

One can only imagine what would happen if the same kind of media resources and manpower were ever focused on all the problems and crises affecting the children who are still alive.

We live in a state infamous for short-changing children. We have one of the highest child-abuse rates in the country. We have more uninsured children than 48 other states. Our graduation rates lag.

But stories about such things don’t make ratings spike. Because you don’t watch them.

Sure, I know the Anthony case was compelling. I get that.

But so is the plight of so many children living in our own backyard — kids who have been beaten by their parents, left to rummage for food from trash cans and found living in sheds.

We’ve written stories about all of those things. How many of those did you share with all your Facebook friends?

Want to redirect some of your Casey energy?

•If children are your concern, think about helping one of the many great nonprofits that protect and even shelter at-risk children. There are dozens, ranging from Harbor House of Central Florida (harborhousefl.com) to the Children’s Home Society of Florida (chsfl.org). The last time I visited the Children’s Home Society’s crisis nursery, I saw a 2-year-old whose father had broken her leg, and a neglected brother and sister who arrived wearing the only clothes they possessed.

•If seeing “justice served” was supposedly your main interest in the case, you can actually make a difference on that front as well. Locally, you can follow CourtWatch (courtwatchflorida.org), which keeps tabs on cases of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assaults and more. Dedicated advocates like director Laura Williams watch out for repeat and violent offenders seeking leniency from the courts.

•And if you’re all about expressing outrage to politicians, save your energy on the Casey case. These guys are already elbowing one another to get in front of cameras to tout “Caylee’s law.” Instead, ask your elected officials to do more for the kids who are still with us. Every child should be protected from violence, have access to health care and receive a good education. In an ideal world, all parents would ensure that. Our world is far from ideal.

I have to warn you: There’s no cleavage involved in any of the activities above. Nancy Grace won’t be screaming about them on TV.

But you will make a difference.

smaxwell@tribune.com or 407-420-6141

Give Bail to Kanimozi and Raja- Jaswant Singh Really?

Dear Sir
Please publish the following in your esteemed daily:

JASWANT FIT FOR NIMHANS
———————————————————-

A pick-pocket if he is caught,  is thrashed in such a way that sometimes, he dies of injuries.And he is hand-cuffed and jailed.  The amount involved may be small.  But still crime is a crime.

Raja and Kanimozhi and co. had looted India – depriving the poor and the downtrodden of many essential things in life.  Instead of coming down heavily on corruption and corrupt practices, Jaswant wants the judiciary to be soft on Kanimozhi and Raja.  I think, there is some quid pro quo.  In fact, neither Jaswant nor the BJP is taking anything seriously.

They, along with cogress buried the Bofors.  They along with congress ignored the massacre and ethnic cleansing of Hindus in Kashmir. In fact,Subramanian Swamy and a couple of newspapers – like TNIE, Pioneer,Deccan chronicle. etc, keep the issue alive for logical conclusion.

Advani,Sushma,Gadkari and the supreme court Lawyer, Jaitley – all are behaving like clowns. They have never fought a single issue to the logical end.

Inspite of huge scams, congress is running the government as if nothing has happened.
Why?  Because, the BJP as opposition is useless.  Now people begin to wonder whether BJP may be having skeletons in their cupboards – hence, the quid pro quo.  If this situation continues, BJP may be decimated in the next elections.

Jaswant is a shame on BJP and BJP is a shame on India.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely

N.Mohan
42-4 canal road
thiruvanmiyur
chennai41
30/6/11

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