Will Kejriwal face criminal charges based on Shunglu panel report?

April 6, 2017

Shunglu panel points out ‘gross abuse of power’ by Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP govt

DELHI Updated: Apr 06, 2017 07:33 IST

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The Shunglu Committee flagged decisions, including the allotment of land to the AAP for its party office, appointment of minister Satyendra Jain’s daughter as “mission director” of the Delhi State Health Mission and a number of purported AAP functionaries as “advisors”.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)

The three-member Shunglu Committee, formed by the then lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung, has pointed out “gross abuse of power” by the Arvind Kejriwal government in its report.

The report was submitted by the committee to L-G Jung last year, but it surfaced on Wednesday even as the Congress announced to make it public on Thursday noon. The party accessed a copy through RTI.

While Jung had recommended a few inquiries based on the committee report, he had refused to put it in public domain.

The committee was formed by Jung soon after the Delhi High Court on August 4 last year stamped the L-G as the city’s administrator.

In the report, the committee flagged decisions, including the allotment of land to the AAP for its party office, appointment of minister Satyendra Jain’s daughter as “mission director” of the Delhi State Health Mission and a number of purported AAP functionaries as “advisors”.

While AAP government functionaries refused to comment on the development immediately, both the Arvind Kejriwal government and AAP leaders had in the past questioned the ‘legality’ of the committee.

The report observes that the genesis of the conflict lay in an April 2015 order issued by Kejriwal to all the departments.

It directed officers to take decisions without consulting the Lt Governor on all subjects that have been transferred to the Delhi Assembly under Article 239AA(3)a of the Indian Constitution.

The panel said the decision to allot land to the AAP to build a party office should be considered “null and void” and also questioned the allotment of residence to DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal.

The report that runs into over 101 pages deals with decisions, including appointment of certain individuals as advisors to the government, taken by Kejriwal and his Cabinet where it had no authority do so and without the LG’s concurrence.

“In pursuance of the directions of the CM in April 2015, it became the practice among ministers not to obtain the approval of the LG and to provide approval at their level,” it said.

Among other issues, the report raised questions on the government posting officers to the Anti-Corruption Branch, its decisions on transfer and appointments of officers, foreign travel undertaken by ministers without the LG’s sanction and appointment of lawyers.

In an interview to a news channel after he quit as Delhi L-G, Jung had said that Kejriwal may face “criminal charges” over irregularities found by the panel.

With PTI inputs http://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi/shunglu-panel-points-out-gross-abuse-of-power-by-aap-govt/story-cKEz8joGhHLIjKbMfDTiPO.html

Jai Shri Ram in Bengal. Bamboo Mamata fumes.

April 6, 2017


Roar in the name of Ram

– Sword-wielding marchers power saffron shows of strength, Mamata issues warning

Supporters of the Ram Navami Udjapon Samiti take out a procession carrying weapons in Birbhum. (Dwijodas Ghosh)

April 5: Bengal today gaped at the unfamiliar sight of sword-brandishing, saffron-clad men, women and children marching down the streets to celebrate Ram Navami, prompting chief minister Mamata Banerjee to warn against the appropriation of religious festivals and symbols.

The RSS claimed “peaceful” participation of at least six lakh people in 200 processions – a display of might without saffron precedent in the state.

From processions with swords, spears and bows and arrows to bike rallies festooned with saffron flags, the shows of strength ruled the roads in numerous pockets of Birbhum, Burdwan, Nadia, East and West Midnapore, Darjeeling and Malda.


In Calcutta, the Sangh parivar outfits took out 22 rallies. Slogans of Jai Shri Ram and Har Har Mahadev rent the air as the processions wound their way through Bhowanipore, Dunlop, Garia, Kidderpore and New Town.

The RSS, which deployed pracharaks to power almost all rallies organised by outfits such as the Hindu Jagran Manch and the Ram Navami Udjapon Samiti, expressed “overwhelming happiness” at the “spontaneity” with which people stepped forward to celebrate the occasion.

“Despite stiff resistance from police and the authorities, the people made it happen. Over this Ram Navami, a popular awakening has taken place in Bengal,” said Bidyut Mukherjee, RSS prant pracharak (regional in-charge) for south Bengal and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Asked why the awakening had not taken place till last year, Mukherjee attributed the change to growing “frustration” among sections of the people because of the Trinamul regime’s alleged politics of appeasement.

Although the RSS denied it, sources in the BJP state committee said the show was also the logical fallout of the electoral sweep in Uttar Pradesh, which has revitalised efforts to widen the presence of the Sangh in Bengal ahead of the panchayat polls next year.

Mamata did take note.

The chief minister, who began her day by extending Ram Navami greetings on social media, started her address at a public meeting in Bankura with best wishes for the occasion but went on to attack the BJP for trying to take ownership of the occasion.

“India is a land of 33 crore gods. Someone worships Ram, someone else worships Rahim. Basanti Puja was always celebrated in Bengal. The BJP must not try to appropriate festivals,” she said.

Mamata said Bengal had been for centuries celebrating festivals of all religions with equal enthusiasm and spoke about the 40-year-old Kali Puja at her home. “Ram Navami is not your exclusive possession. For thousands of years, countless religious organisations have been conducting Ram Navami rallies,” she said.

Today, in several places such as Birbhum, Burdwan and Nadia, the local Trinamul leadership conducted Hanuman puja.

At the Bankura meeting, Mamata said the festival had “no connection” with the BJP and it had no right to plant flags with the “Om” symbol.

“Om belongs to everybody. Is Om your zamindari? Is it your party’s symbol? Who has given you the right to insult Om? Go to the Election Commission and apply for the symbol then…. This is unforgivable, using God’s name in party rallies,” she said.

The Trinamul chief accused the BJP of promoting divisive politics in Bengal.

“They want to divide the Hindus and the Muslims, the Sikhs and the Christians…. One day if the Banerjees say that they will have no relations with the Chatterjees…. If tribals say ‘we will not live with Hindus’…. What will happen? The country will be shattered to pieces,” she said.

“Comrades (the CPM) by day are BJP activists by night nowadays. Everyone is hand in glove,” she added.

CPM leader Surjya Kanta Mishra posted two photographs of children carrying weapons in the processions, and tweeted: “Mothers and daughters never carried arms in Bengal publicly in the name of religious processions. No religion must promote it. Impermissible.”

Dilip Ghosh, current BJP state president and a former pracharak who was seen among those holding swords in Kharagpur today, said: “In two days, we have heard their supreme leader take the name of Lord Ram more than we have in six years. It is a sign.”


Falling on the ninth day of the bright (waxing) half of the lunar month of Chaitra (March-April), Ram Navami is celebrated as the birthday of Ram, the seventh avatar of Vishnu. This festival also ends the spring Navaratri festival of Goddess Durga.

The oldest extant celebration of Ram Navami in Bengal is possibly the Ramraja mela in Ramrajatala, 7km from Howrah station. It lasts four months from Ram Navami in Chaitra till the last Sunday of Sravana (July-August.

According to the book Paschimbanger Puja-Parbon O Mela, which quotes a 1961 article in the Anandabazar Patrika newspaper, the biggest attraction of the fair was a 23-foot idol of Ram and Sita, lording over 24 other figures from the Ramayan. The fair is supposed to have started two centuries earlier at the initiative of the local zamindar, Ayodhyaram Chowdhury. The fair was known for religio-cultural forms of entertainment like theatre, jatra and kirtan on weekends.

Since the Santragachhi area was earlier known for a grand Saraswati puja celebration, which this festival brought to a stop, the article describes how, as a placatory move, it was decided that the Ramraja iconography would include Saraswati and the making of the idol would start on the day of Saraswati Puja.

Shriram Tiwary, the librarian of Calcutta’s only Ram Temple on Central Avenue for 46 years now, said on Wednesday:

“Traditionally Ram Navami is known for the reading of Ramcharitmanas over nine days, starting on the first day of shukla Chaitra (the bright half of the lunar month) and ending on this day. There will be a purnaahuti or havan on Thursday at the temple.

“While we had 11 scholars reading at the temple, devotees did the same or read Durgasaptasati at home for these nine days. The poor are fed. This year, about 150 people came for the meal at the temple. In some places, fairs are held and bhajan-kirtan sung. Processions are taken out, like we do every year, with the idol of Ram Lalla (infant Ram) in a chariot fanned with a chamor (yak tail whisk), singing of bhajans and laddu prasad being distributed among devotees along the way.

“This is the first time in Calcutta I am seeing a procession with people in red and gerua (saffron), wielding swords, shouting and on motorbikes. The feeling of bhakti was missing…. It was so different…. It was not something we are used to.”


PC role in Aircel-Maxis scam: CBI & ED to SC

April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017

The CBI on Monday informed the Supreme Court that they are probing the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) violations in the Aircel-Maxis scam during former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s tenure. The agency also said it will submit a detailed report on the next sitting on May 2. Meanwhile The Enforcement Directorate (ED) also submitted their findings in the scam in a sealed cover. The petitioner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy handed over the letter from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to the apex court about the agency’s communication on the probe of FIPB violations in the Aircel-Maxis scam

CBI has already interrogated Chidambaram in December 2014. However the agency did not go further due to the influence of the unholy club in Lutyens’ Delhi.

The ED’s report is believed to have detailed the violations committed by Chidambaram in providing the clearance of the FIPB in allowing Malaysian company Maxis to take over Aircel. The ED also provided the details of money trail of two lakh dollars ($200,000) from three subsidiaries of Maxis to Chidambaram’s son Karti’s company Chess Management Consultants Private Limited. This is a damning evidence of quid-pro-quo in the corrupt deal, where the son’s company gets money after the father Minster approves a dubious deal.

Swamy accused CBI of delaying the probe for more than five years and requested the SC Bench comprising Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud to direct the agencies to finish the probe within the specified time limit. The BJP leader had approached SC detailing the violations in FIPB approval given by Chidambaram and Rs.26 lakh money trail to Karti linked company from the telecom company in 2006.

Maxis invested more than Rs.3600 crores and the proposal had to get mandatory clearance from Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA). The illegality was done by Chidambaram as Finance Minister who could approve only loans of Rs.600 crores or less. Higher amounts required the approval of the Cabinet Committee for Economic Affairs (CCEA). Another violation was, those days in 2006, the maximum foreign investment allowed in telecom sector was only 74 percent. But Maxis acquired 99.93 percent. Though declared in Indian records as owning only 73.5 percent in Aircel, Maxis declared to the Malaysian Stock Exchange that they have acquired 99.93 percent shares of Aircel. Later in 2012, CAG found that Rs.4700 crores was the actual value Maxis invested in Aircel, while the FIPB clearance “illegally” given by Chidambaram was only up to invest Rs.3600 crores.

CBI has already interrogated Chidambaram in December 2014. However the agency did not go further due to the influence of the unholy club in Lutyens’ Delhi. ED and Income Tax has conducted joint raids in December 2015 and unearthed Chidambaram family’s huge properties and investments in 14 countries. The agencies also found 21 secret foreign bank accounts of Karti in several countries.


The unintellectual moron — Ravinar

April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017

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Intellectual is not a “self-bestowed” title. Real intellectuals don’t even describe themselves as such. It is usually others who recognise their body of work and contribution to society and call them intellectuals. In India, for long, you couldn’t be called an intellectual unless you were a Commie and part of the Nehruvian Tabela of Delhi. You can even lobby to be called an intellectual, just as many lobby for Padma awards. Of course, grovelling will be involved. Then, you will have to become the member of India International Centre (IIC) or frequent it often enough to become part of the gossip circuit. I can tell you this though, I was once invited to IIC for lunch by some folks. I swear, the whole place reeks of intellectuals. As an added bonus, I guarantee you will find the sweetest smelling people on earth at IIC. Even those in kurta-pyjama and beards will smell sweet.

I don’t know the brands but maybe from Revlon to Kaajal you will find all kinds of lipstick, face-powder, mascara and what not. By the way, getting a membership to IIC is not easy. It is tougher than getting into IIMA or Harvard. It is harder than conquering the 36 chambers of Shaolin. I’m not kidding, just read this in BS India, even the Lutyens elite have to stand in Q. So you can imagine the delight of Ramachandra Guha when he finally got a membership at IIC. He must have been thrilled like a little kid and earned a right to be called an intellectual. I think this was around 2013 but that doesn’t matter. I had only known RG as a cricket statistician who also wrote some cricket stuff. But now he had become an intellectual at par with Sagarika Ghose, Robert Vadra, Barkha Dutt, Saba Naqvi and others in the Lutyens circuit.

The first time I read something RG wrote was when he visited Ahmedabad for a day. All that I found was garbage from the first para to the last. RG sees one sign-board in Ahmedabad and goes on a rant against Narendra Modi – calling him delusional, megalomaniac and what not. That’s when I coined the term “Distortian” for him. RG is no historian. He is a prejudiced writer of original, unadulterated bullcrap:

That was six years ago! The only thing that has changed since then is that Modi is triumphed all these fools and become PM and Guha is still desperate to be recognised as an intellectual. Grovelling through Lutyens with friends like Rajdeep, Sagarika and many others, Guha learned a trick. He would go around calling everyone he knew an intellectual with the hope of reciprocity. I’m serious, the number of times RG uses the word “intellectual” in a day would simply stun you. Not a day passes when he can write a sentence or tweet without the word. I can list hundreds of tweets but just sample this:

The tweets may not be clearly legible but that’s not my objective. Just observe the number of times RG mentions “intellectual” in red-underlines. Morning, noon, night, sunrise – RG simply chants “intellectual, intellectual, intellectual, intellectual” as if his bladder is constantly under pressure. Guha calls all of his friends “intellectual”. It’s not even scratching backs anymore – I call you intellectual, you call me intellectual back. Commie Pigs like Guha have abused and trashed Modi for over a dozen years and have still failed to dent his success or popularity. Guha is such a moron that he doesn’t know what he blabbers half the time. Let’s look at some intellectual moronery:

So, in 2011, Modi was delusional and a megalomaniac according to Guha. Now, Modi becomes “CM of action” during his tenure in Gujarat once he is PM. As PM Modi is now in an image makeover mode for self-promotion. I don’t know what more promotion Modi needs when the entire media and country hears his every utterance and speech. The media dissects every syllable he utters. Even international leaders have his attention. As gently as a snake, Guha now shifts to finding new subtle ways of saying Modi as PM is not the action guy he was in Gujarat. But back then Modi was just delusional. Okay? Such is the foolish desperation of Guha, that he attributes the Kashmir problems to the “Gaurakshak” issue:

I wonder if Guha has brains in his head or fruit-salad. This is why the book “Intellectual Morons” had to be written by someone (check the links that follow). In the past, I have identifiedAmartya Sen as “India’s biggest intellectual moron” and the late Dileep Padgaonkar as “The second biggest”. These IMs buy and sell the dumbest of ideas that ordinary “Drivers, Panwallas & Sabjiwallas” would laugh at. Their only claim to being an “intellectual” is through political connections and a lot of grovelling. Common sense is alien to these pretenders and glorified idiots. So, what does pretender Ram Guha come up with next? Here you go:

So, Modi govt is the most “anti-intellectual”. Now, who could come up with such crap except a Guha? What he means is that unless the same slimy Commie Pigs are appointed to various boards, institutions and positions of influence any govt would be anti-intellectual. Only these Lutyens Crawlers and IIC Lipstick guys can decide who’s an intellectual and who is fit for what post or responsibility. And limitlessly, Guha has also claimed that ModiSarkar has suppressed FoE. These guys rant, rave and abuse Modi almost by the hour and yet whine like a bunch of chickens stuck in a cage. Reality is as far removed for Commies as the Russian language is from the Tamil language. But Guha finally gives in and knows he cannot escape the inevitable. That Modi has not only surpassed various tests but has slaughtered the Sickulars electorally. What do we do? Let’s protect our Commie Prima Donnas! And thusly comes the latest, subtle stupidity by Guha:

Guha throws in the towel and declares “Modi is set to be the 3rd most successful PM after Nehru and Indira”. Clever, eh? So, when you can’t beat Modi anymore, especially after the electoral results in March 2017, Guha protects his darling Nehru as No.1, Indira as No.2 and generously allows Modi a 3rd place in history. Laughable CLOWN! There is just one flaw here – Modi is not history yet. Modi’s legacy cannot be judged or written yet. The cunning Commie that Guha is, he also forgets another thing. Nehru was PM some 17 years straight. Indira was PM some 15 years in two stints. In contrast, Modi hasn’t been PM for three years yet. So this nonsense is only to pre-empt Modi from being recognised as the most daring and successful PM yet. Nehru was the most unimaginative failure as PM and I don’t intend to write more on him. As for Indira, she had her strengths but was a despot and the stain of Emergency disqualifies her from any recognition in a democracy. Indira also justified corruption as a universal phenomenon. Even anti-Congress people recognise as PV Narasimha Rao as a more successful PM than Nehru or Indira.

I wanted to rate Ramachandra Guha as “India’s 3rd biggest intellectual moron”. But I realise that he doesn’t qualify. He’s a mere pen-pusher and a Lutyens Crawler with the intellect that matches that of Sagarika. Modi has yet this term to finish and may get another term. I believe by the time he finishes as PM he might end up being rated as the most daring and successful PM of India so far. Guha and his Commie Pigs cannot defend their darling Nehrus and Indiras anymore. Guha is no intellectual. He’s just low down trickster that the media gladly peddles as “celebrated historian”. To me, Guha is nothing but an unintellectual moron.

Posted by Ravinar at 4/04/2017 04:14:00 AM

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  1. Bipan VasudevaApril 04, 2017 7:03 AMReply
  2. I wonder sometimes can any one match your abilities
    Take a bow Sir
    I really greatful to you that by reading your blogs I am recognised as a pundit in my circles
    I will not use word intellectual
  3. sachingkApril 04, 2017 7:04 AMReply
  4. Guha is a near perfect example of a lying scheming and crawling IYI (Intellectual yet idiot).
  5. Tulip SuriApril 04, 2017 7:43 AMReply
  6. If only you can write modiji’s speech! What a team you guys would make.



Balochistan: History revisited म्लिष्ट ‘mleccha’, mispronounced speech > baloch

April 4, 2017

Sandhya Jain has provided an insightful political profile of the nation of Balochistan. The ongoing atrocities in the region have to be stopped, India’s sovereignty over the region restored in recognition of the millennial traditions of Sarasvati-Sindhu script now deciphered as mlecchita vikalpa (Meluhha cipher). Ancient Balochistan referred to as Meluhha, was the active contact region with Ancient Neat East. म्लिष्ट [p= 837,3] ‘mleccha’, mispronounced speech > baloch.


S. Kalyanaraman

Sarasvati Research Centre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VscqfidPJYU Seminar 23 Feb, 2017 – “History of Balochistan Revisited”
Published on Feb 28, 2017

A seminar titled “History of Balochistan Revisited”, was held in the British House of Lords, London, on February 23, 2017. Hosted by The Democracy Forum, the deliberations centred around Britain’s historical links with the confederacy of Balochistan in the 19th century, and the legality of the subsequent accession of Balochistan to Pakistan in 1948. Dr William Crawley of the Institute for Commonwealth Studies, chaired the seminar.

The Rise of Religious Extremism in Balochistan


baloch.gifTuesday, 04 April 2017 | Sandhya Jain
Pakistan, via the CPEC, has embedded itself in an emerging Chinese Bloc and changed the geo-political chessboard dramatically. Now, the West has decided to sit up and speak up. We live in interesting times

In a move that would have stunned imperial hegemons such as Winston Churchill and Olaf Caroe, Conservative Party leader Bob Blackman, on March 23, 2017, tabled an Early day motion 1107 condemning Pakistan’s annexation of Gilgit-Baltistan as its Fifth Frontier. On March 25, 2017, the British Parliament passed a motion condemning Islamabad’s action, insisting that the region is a legal and constitutional part of India’s Jammu & Kashmir that Pakistan has illegally occupied since 1947.

The motion reads, “That this House condemns the arbitrary announcement by Pakistan declaring Gilgit-Baltistan as its Fifth Frontier, implying its attempt to annex the already disputed area; notes that Gilgit-Baltistan is a legal and constitutional part of the state of Jammu & Kashmir, India, which is illegally occupied by Pakistan since 1947, and where people are denied their fundamental rights including the right of freedom of expression; further notes the attempts to change the demography of the region in violation of State Subject Ordinance and forcibly and illegally to build the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which further aggravates and interferes with the disputed territory.”

Beijing’s hand is discernible in Islamabad’s sudden move to integrate Gilgit-Baltistan (the northern-most region of Maharaja Hari Singh’s erstwhile kingdom) into its territory, to facilitate construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) through territory that belongs to India, and through Balochistan which Pakistan annexed on March 27, 1948. The CPEC is deeply resented by citizens of Gilgit-Baltistan and violently resisted by the Baloch.

The move by Britain’s ruling party hints at a Western resurrection of the Great Game, which in the 20th century sought to checkmate Russian influence in the Persian Gulf-Middle East region, and in the 21st century aims to curtail Chinese dominance in this strategic region.

Russia, it is pertinent to note, has under President Vladimir Putin, firmed up ties with Iran and Turkey and strengthened its presence in the Mediterranean with its support to President Basher al-Assad of Syria. Now, a second Asiatic power (the West always regarded Russia as an Asiatic power) dominating the land and sea routes to Europe, the Middle East, up to Africa, is too much to swallow. Prime Minister Theresa May possibly discussed these concerns with President Donald Trump during her recent visit to the United States.

With Islamabad a willing tool in the now $54 billion CPEC that will overhaul its decrepit infrastructure, London hopes to exploit the illegality of Pakistan’s occupation of Gilgit-Baltistan, and eventually, of Balochistan, both of which took place under its own auspices in 1947-48. During the Pakistani invasion of Jammu & Kashmir in October 1947, the Gilgit Scouts that was responsible for the security of the northern areas, betrayed and arrested the forces of the Maharaja on November 1, 1947. The British officer in charge, Major William Brown, raised the Pakistan flag in Gilgit the next day, and declared its accession to Pakistan. He received a hero’s welcome when he returned home to Great Britain.

With much water under the bridge now, in February 2017, the Khan of Kalat (core of Balochistan), Mir Suleman Dawood Jan Ahmedzai, addressed a seminar at the House of Lords, where he said Pakistan was allowed to occupy Balochistan, and urged the international community, especially the British crown, to help the Baloch regain independence. Referring to the 1876 treaty signed by the Khan of Kalat and Viceroy of India, Lord Lytton, Ahmedzai said his grandfather signed the accession to Pakistan in March 1948 under the “barrel of the gun”.

The West also supported the Baloch Republican Party representative when he raised the issue of genocide and state atrocities in Balochistan at the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (March 6-23) at Geneva. When China and Pakistan attempted to silence him and demanded expunction of his remarks against the destruction caused by the CPEC, the US, the UK, Norway, Netherland and Canada ensured that Abdul Nawaz Bugti completed his statement.

The question remains whether Britain was sincere about the 1876 treaty which recognised the Khan as an independent ruler. On this basis, the Khan never joined the Chamber of Princes in Delhi and insisted that Balochistan would revert to full independence when the British left.

The evidence suggests not. In his richly documented, The Shadow of the Great Game. The Untold Story of India’s Partition, Narendra Singh Sarila, ADC to Louis Mountbatten in 1948 and Indian diplomat in the 1960s, reveals that the partition of India was linked to British concerns that the Great Game between them and the Soviet Union for influence in the region between Turkey and India would acquire momentum after the Second World War’ end.

The victory over Germany in 1945 boosted Stalin’s ambitions to extend Russian influence into territories on its periphery, beginning with Eastern Europe. The Persian Gulf oilfields, of vital importance to the West, lay at Russia’s southern border. The British needed military bases from which forces could be deployed within the Indian Ocean area and in the Middle East and Far East; a base in the northwest would enable British air power to threaten Soviet military installations. The possibility of detaching Balochistan from the Indian empire — its coast lies to the north of the Gulf of Oman that leads to the Persian Gulf — was first considered in 1945, under Winston Churchill.

Viceroy Wavell realised that the Congress would not cooperate with Britain on military matters and foreign policy, whereas Mohammad Ali Jinnah, cultivated by his predecessor, Lord Linlithgow, would be willing to do so. A separate Muslim state carved out of British Indian provinces in which Muslims were in a majority would include the North West Frontier Province, the Punjab, Sind, Balochistan and Bengal.

The Cripps Mission offer for representative Government in 1942 included the ‘provincial option’, whereby if sufficient Provinces wanted to get together and form a Dominion, they should be free to stand out and either come in after a period, or become a new Dominion at the end of it. This option opened the constitutional path for the creation of Pakistan. The Cabinet Mission plan of 1946 and Attlee’s announcement of British withdrawal on February 20, 1947, included the right of British Provinces to walk out. And Balochistan was consistently designated as a province of Pakistan.

Pakistan, via the CPEC, has embedded itself in an emerging Chinese Bloc and changed the geo-political chessboard dramatically. After almost three years of silence, the West has decided to sit up and speak up. We live in interesting times.

(The writer is a political analyst and an independent researcher)


Operation Red Spider. Kaalaadhan dhobi’s

April 3, 2017

Money laundering charges against ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank

In a press release, Cobrapost said the money laundering racket has been captured on videotape running into hundreds of hours. “The evidence is graphic, crystal clear and clinching,” the release said.

New Delhi, March 14, 2013 | UPDATED 15:17 IST

Aniruddha Bahal’s Cobrapost has made stunning allegations against three private sector banks : HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank. The investigative news portal has alleged that the banks are “running a huge nationwide money laundering racket”.

In a press release, Cobrapost said the money laundering racket has been captured on videotape running into hundreds of hours. “The evidence is graphic, crystal clear and clinching. The investigation finds the banks and their managements systematically and deliberately violating several provisions of the Income Tax Act, FEMA, RBI regulations, KYC (know your client) norms, the Banking Act and Prevention of Money laundering Act (PMLA) with utter disregard to consequences, driven by their desire to boost cheap deposits and thereby increasing their profits,” the release said.

ICICI Bank was quick to respond to the allegations. Read the bank’s response and the full story at www.businesstoday.in .


ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and HDFC Bank to probe Cobrapost allegations

Anand Adhikari        Last Updated: March 14, 2013  | 22:54 IST

Aniruddha Bahal’s Cobrapost has made stunning allegations against three private sector banks: HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank. The investigative news portal has alleged that the banks are “running a huge nationwide money laundering racket”.

In a press release, Cobrapost said the money laundering racket has been captured on videotape running into hundreds of hours. “The evidence is graphic, crystal clear and clinching. The investigation finds the banks and their managements systematically and deliberately violating several provisions of the Income Tax Act, FEMA, RBI regulations, KYC (know your customer) norms, the Banking Act and Prevention of Money laundering Act (PMLA) with utter disregard to consequences, driven by their desire to boost cheap deposits and thereby increasing their profits,” the release said.

ICICI Bank was quick to respond to the allegations. It has constituted a high-level inquiry committee to investigate the matter and submit its findings within two weeks. “ICICI Group conducts its business with the highest level of compliance to legal and regulatory requirements,” says a release from the bank.

It further says that all group employees are trained and required to adhere strictly to the Group Code of Conduct, including AML (anti-money laundering) and KYC norms. “We have demonstrated our commitment to this by following a zero tolerance policy towards any violation. We want to assure our customers and all stakeholders that we are committed towards adherence to the high standards of business conduct, which is expected of us,” says the release.

A little later, Axis Bank, too, issued a release. It stated that the bank had robust systems and processes in place that were fully compliant with regulations. “We will examine whatever information is brought to our notice and investigate thoroughly,” it promised.

HDFC Bank has also ordered a probe. In a release, the bank stated: “We are concerned at the allegations that have appeared in the media. The matter is being investigated on top priority. The bank has a well-defined Know Your Customer and Anti Money Laundering policy which contains procedures and controls to identify and prevent the types of transactions mentioned in the Cobrapost press release.”

The release added: “Segregation of frontline sales activities and back office operations and post transaction monitoring processes are in place to ensure independent checks and balances and adherence to all the laid down policies and procedures of the bank. Any deviation is viewed very seriously and stringent action is taken both at an organizational and employee level.”

Cobrapost’s allegations are very serious. The sting operation claims to have captured many bank officials on camera. Judging from some of the footage, it appears some over-aggressive branch managers and relationship managers in the private banks offered to put away money through dubious means, avoiding the scrutiny of regulators. These practices are often resorted to by managers to garner more business and move higher up in the hierarchy.

However, blaming the top management of these banks would be an exaggeration. These are listed entities running a business in a highly regulated field, with the regulator, the RBI, also conducting inspections regularly.

While the banks are certain to take action against employees featured in the video, there is also a need for them to take a fresh look at their internal control systems to ascertain how a branch manager or any other official accommodates customers without a proper KYC (know your customer) check. It is not clear from the Cobrapost expose whether the reporters involved actually invested money or converted black money into white.

Operation Red Spider

Working class in the Amarakośa – Kosambi (1955)

April 3, 2017

https://ia601903.us.archive.org/30/items/in.ernet.dli.2015.283303/2015.283303.The-Journal.pdf Journal of Oriental Research, Vol. XXIV, Kuppuswami Sastry Research Institute, Mylapore, Madras, 1955 includes:

Kosambi, DD, 1955, Working class in the Amarakośa, pp. 57-69.

Aurangzeb demolished Ram temple in Ayodhya: Kishore Kunal’s Ayodhya revisited book (2016)

April 2, 2017
PTI | Jun 19, 2016, 05.33 PM IST
This work of monumental research is a treatise on Ayodhya with utmost authenticity and absolute accuracy. Based on original sources and scientific investigation it propounds a new thesis, which demolishes many popular perceptions. It exonerates the intrepid warrior Babur from the charge of demolishing a temple on the birth-site of Rama and constructing the mosque which has been a source of contention and dissension for long. It further shows how inscriptions in the mosque were factitious and Mir Baqi of inscriptions is a fictitious person different from Baqi Tashkindi/Shegawal of the Baburnama. The book produces incontrovertible evidence which indubitably proves that there existed a Rama temple…
NEW DELHI: At a time when the Ayodhya issue+ is back in spotlight ahead of the UP polls next year, a book penned by a former IPS officer has claimed that the Ram temple+ was not demolished during the reign of Babar but of Aurangzeb.

Quoting from old files during British period, some ancient Sanskrit texts and reviews of archaeological excavation, the book has attempted to project that a Ram Janmabhoomi temple+ did exist in Ayodhya before a mosque was built on it.

The book “Ayodhya Revisited”, written by Kishore Kunal, a former Gujarat cadre IPS officer of 1972 batch, propounds a new thesis about the period of the mosque’s construction and seeks to demolish earlier beliefs on the issue.

Kunal hails from Bihar and is known there for his stint as a police officer and later as Administrator and President of Bihar Board of Religious Trusts.

He was Officer on Special Duty in Home Ministry and officially associated with the Ayodhya dispute in 1990 before the disputed structure was razed to the ground. After retirement, he was vice chancellor of KSD Sanskrit University Darbhanga.

Former Chief Justice of India G B Patnaik has written the foreword of the book in which he says that the author has given a “new dimension to the history of Ayodhya” and establishes several facts, which are contrary to the common beliefs and also the opinions of several historians.

The book says the “demolition of the temple” did not take place in 1528 AD (during Babar’s regime) but in 1660 AD when Fedai Khan was the Governor of Aurangzeb in Ayodhya.

Kunal has held the inscriptions on the disputed site to be fake and tried to prove that the conclusions drawn by a number of historians on the basis of it are wrong.

“It is wrong to say that Babar ordered the demolition of the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple at Ayodhya. He never visited Ayodhya. The claim of the historians that Mir Baqi, the then governor of Awadh, got the Babri mosque constructed in 1528 is fictitious,” he says.

Kunal goes on to argue that Mughal rulers right from Babur to Shahjahan were quite liberal and extended patronage to all religions. “All the Mughal emperors from Babur to Shahjahan were magnanimous and liberal rulers and the Bairagis of Ayodhya enjoyed patronage of the first four nawabs of Awadh.

“However, during the long rule of Aurangzeb, the country was engulfed in the fire of fanaticism,” he says in the book.

Kunal argues that Babar under no circumstances visited Ayodhya or ordered demolition of the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple there. He says that the claim of historians that Mir Baqi, the then governor of Oudh, had the Babri mosque built in 1528 is also fictitious.

He has also quoted from Father Joseph Tieffenthaler, an Austrailain traveller who visited India and remained here for more than two decades, that he was told by the locals that the demolition was carried out by Aurangzeb.

Quoting Sanskrit, English and French scholars, Kunal has tried to establish that a temple did exist at the site in question at Ayodhya. The author has heavily relied upon literary sources of foreign travel accounts and archaeological excavation reports.

In the foreword, Patnaik says the accounts of Western scholars Thomas Herbert, Joannes De Laet and C Mentelle have been produced for the first time while writing the history of Ayodhya.

“It is a historical fact that until the British takeover of Awadh administration in 1858, both the Hindus and Muslims used to perform puja and offer Namaz respectively,” he says.

The author has expressed hope that this book will transform the thinking of people on the Ayodhya issue and remove the toxin of communal canard in the country.

Accusing historians of both shades “established” and “enthusiasistic”, euphemism for historians with left-wing and right-wing orientations, of having done “injustice” to the writing of history on Ayodhya dispute, Kunal claims that through this book he has tried to “expose” them.

Claiming that the existence of a temple at the disputed site in past is based not on beliefs but on impeachable evidence, he claims that this also found an echo in the judgement of the Allahabad High Court and hoped that it will now put quietus to the disquieting dispute.

 The book has come at a time when politics is in full swing for UP polls.

BJP MP Subramanian Swam+ y recently said the construction work for the temple will start soon, while Union Minister Uma Bharti has said the issue of there being a Ram Janmasthan+ at the site was now a settled issue after the Allahabad HC said undisputedly that the dome in the middle is of Ramlalla.

Bharti has claimed the dispute now remains was only over land which can be resolved through dialogue or legislation.

In September 2010, a three-judge bench of Allahabad High Court, comprising Justices SU Khan, Sudhir Agarwal and D V Sharma, had ruled that the disputed land be split into three parts. It had said that the portion below the central dome under which the idols of Ram and other gods were placed, belonged to Hindus.


Hooded serpent hypertext signifies phaṇi ‘lead or zinc’, paṇi ‘merchant, market’

April 1, 2017

Mirror: http://tinyurl.com/kwp6r9o

Sindhu-Sarasvati (Bhārati) Script cipher is logo-semantic representation of hypertexts using rebus principle to represent Meluhha image words and substantive meanings related to wealth-creation activities. Thus, the cipher protocol is HTTP, hypertext transfer protocol which is explained by Vātsyāyana as mlecchita vikalpa (Meluhha cipher) in Vidyāsamuddeśa which lists 64 arts including three related to semantics: akṣara muṣṭika kathanam (wrist-finger narrative), desabhāṣā jñānam (knowledge of dialects) and mlecchita vikalpa (cipher-writing).

The significance of the four-hooded serpent over the membrum virile of the charioteer on Daimabad bronze utsava bera is realized as hypertext in Meluhha.  bhar̥kanu ‘rise of penis’ rebus: bhaṭa ‘furnace, smelter’ PLUS phaṇin ‘hood of serpent’ rebus: phaṇi ‘lead, zinc merchant’. thus, together, the hypertext reads: merchant of lead, zinc smelter (products). This reading is consistent with the other hieroglyphs on the Daimabad bronze chariot: pōlaḍu ‘black drongo’ rebus: pōlaḍa ‘steel’ PLUS dula ‘pair’ rebus: dul ‘metal casting’, thus steel metalcasting; pōla ‘bos indicus, zebu’ rebus: pōla ‘magnetite, ferrite ore’ PLUS mēṇḍhā A crook or curved end rebus: meḍ ‘iron, metal’ (Ho.) The utsava bera Daimabad chariot is thus a calling card of detailing the charioteer’s professional competences as smelter, ironworker, metalworker. Semantic reinforcement of a synonym: kulyā ‘hood of serpent’ rebus: kol ‘working in iron’, kolhe ‘smelter’.



The same logo-semantic cipher is applicable to the nāga worshippers/soldiers (bhar̥a), celebrating the fiery, flaming pillar topped by kambhar̥ā ‘fish-fin’ rebus: kammaṭa ‘mint, coiner, coinage’. naga1.jpgnaga2.jpg

B. bhaṛ ʻ soldier, servant, nom. prop. ʼ, bhaṛil ʻ servant, hero ʼ; Bhoj. bhar ʻ name of a partic. low caste ʼ; G. bhaṛ m. ʻ warrior, hero, opulent person ʼ, adj. ʻ strong, opulent ʼ, ubhaṛ m. ʻ landless worker ʼ (G. cmpd. with u — , ʻ without ʼ, i.e. ʻ one without servants ʼ?); Si. beḷē ʻ soldier ʼ < *baḷaya, st. baḷa — ; — Pk. bhuaga — m. ʻ worshipper in a temple ʼ,(CDIAL 9588)

It is submitted that the hypertexts on Daimabad chariot and hypertexts on the Amaravati sculptural friezes convey the same logo-semantics related to the worship of the fiery, flaming pillar as a signifier of Ta. kampaṭṭam coinage, coin. Ma. kammaṭṭam, kammiṭṭam coinage, mint. Ka. kammaṭa id.; kammaṭi a coiner.(DEDR 1236).kammata1.JPG

phaṇa1 m. ʻ expanded hood of snake (esp. of cobra) ʼ MBh. 2. *phēṇa — 2. [Cf. phaṭa — , *phēṭṭa — 2 and *phaṇati2. — For mng. ʻ shoulder — blade ʼ &c. cf. association of shape in phaṇāphalaka — Bhartr̥. ~ aṁsaphalaká — ŚBr. and cf. phēna — n. ʻ cuttlefish bone ʼ Car.]
1. Pa. phaṇa — m. ʻ expanded hood of snake ʼ, Pk. phaṇa — m., °ṇā — f.; Wg. paṇ — šī ʻ big snake ʼ (+šai ʻ head ʼ? NTS xvii 287); K. phan m. ʻ expanded hood of snake ʼ, S. phaṇi f., L.awāṇ. phaṇ, P. phaṇ, °ṇu f., ludh. phan m., WPah. (Joshi) faṇ m., Ku. phaṇ, °ṇi, N. phani, A. phanā, B. phan, °nā, Or. phaṇā̆, Mth.phanā, Bhoj. phan, H. phan, °nā m., G. phe (< *phaṇi), phaṇī f., M. phaṇ m., °ṇī f., Si. paṇa, peṇa. — S. phaṇi f. ʻ shoulderblade ʼ; H. phanī f. ʻ wedge ʼ; G. phaṇɔ m. ʻ fore part of foot ʼ.2. A. phenā ʻ expanded hood of snake ʼ, Or. pheṇā̆.phaṇin — , phaṇakara — .phaṇá — 2 ʻ froth ʼ see phāṇita — .Addenda: phaṇa — 1: S.kcch. phaṇ f. ʻ snake’s hood, front part of foot ʼ, phaṇī f. ʻ weaver’s toothed instrument for pressing and closing the woof ʼ; WPah.kṭg. phɔ́ṇ m. ʻ cobra’s hood ʼ; Garh. phaṇ ʻ snake’s hood ʼ.(CDIAL 9042) phaṇin ʻ hooded (of snake, esp. cobra) ʼ Kathās. [phaṇá — 1]
Pk. phaṇi — m. ʻ snake ʼ; P. phaṇī ʻ flat — headed (of snake) ʼ; A. phanī ʻ snake ʼ; Or. phaṇī ʻ hooded ʼ, sb. ʻ snake ʼ; H. phanī ʻ hooded ʼ; G. phaṇī m. ʻ snake ʼ, Si. paṇiya.(CDIAL 9046).

S. Kalyanaraman

Sarasvati Research Center April 1, 2017

‘Breaking India’ forces at work in Tamil Nadu — Aravindan Neelakandan

March 31, 2017

‘Breaking India’ Forces At Work In Tamil Nadu: Why Development Projects Are Leaving The State

Aravindan Neelakandan

Mar 31, 2017, 4:28 pm


A Marxist-Islamist-evangelist axis is quietly operating against developmental and scientific projects in Tamil Nadu.

Starting with the jallikattu agitation this January, which began with pride and ended in notoriety, Tamil Nadu has been witnessing a spate of protests over development projects.

Soon after the jallikattu protests came the agitation in Neduvasal against the hydrocarbon exploration project, which was opposed tooth and nail by activists. The aim here, it seems, is to obstruct all central government projects in Tamil Nadu.

Fanning the flames in these cases is not just social media but nearly all 24×7 television channels in Tamil Nadu, which almost uncritically project these protests as acts to save the natural resources of the state against the centre.

Case 1: INO

The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) is a particle physics research facility to study neutrinos. The Bodi Hills region in Tamil Nadu is well-suited to study these particles. Exciting possibilities abound in this research. India has earlier had the glory of detecting neutrinos produced in cosmic rays. That was in 1965 at the Kolar Gold Fields (KGF). Naturally, this new installation of the INO would have brought more laurels to the country and made India a proud partner of the global neutrino research community.

However, a baseless rumour, which said that the proposed INO lab would be a nuclear waste facility, spread widely. The project director in a press release (March 2014) regretted that such rumours were being spread deliberately. He expressed dismay at “attempts by certain section of the media and prominent political personalities to continually mislead the public.” Without mincing words, he said such rumour-mongering was “at best poor reporting, and at worst deliberate and malicious”. Now, the science complex which could have made Tamil Nadu a cutting-edge science hub is all set to leave the state.

Case 2: Hydrocarbon exploration project

Then there is the hydrocarbon project. The resistance to it poses a setback to India in energy self-sufficiency. What’s more important is that in the coming years, as China and Japan opt for methane hydrates – a real energy gold, India may be handicapped because of these constant protests. Fear of continued agitation will turn India away from exploring these resources or developing local, geography-based technological expertise. Ultimately, this will give China an upper hand.

Sinister forces at work

The common thread binding these cases is a form of neo-Luddite eco-fascism. There is a liberal mixture of conspiracy theories and anti-Semitism. Islamist organisations in South India have been preaching anti-Semitism to their cadre for several years. There are various cult figures operating in the state to incite the mobs. They cultivate a fear of technology among the locals in a significant way.

An example is ‘Healer Baskar’. He sees the world in conspiracies. Vaccination is a conspiracy. Cartoon channels are a conspiracy. Pharmaceuticals are a conspiracy. Demonetisation is – of course – a conspiracy. Dr Abdul Kalam’s death is a conspiracy. This man has a Youtube channel with 66,600 subscriptions and 1,532 videos uploaded. (No occult conspiracy here.)

In one of his ‘viral’ videos, he speaks about how Israel is actually controlling the whole world while keeping itself insulated. “All Illuminati families come from Israel. In Israel, there is no vaccination. In Israeli TV, there are no cartoons. But they spread all these evils in other nations. In Israel, if you want to start a business, you should prove to the government that you can cheat people. In Israeli schools, children are taught in the art of deceit.” A particular video clip of this talk uploaded by one Muhammad Salim has 22,600 views.

This sustained hate campaign has brought various forces together. Often the euphemistic term used in the left-Islamist circles is ‘corporate interests’. While anti-Brahminism was open and explicit (‘Brahminical forces colluding with neo-Imperialist forces’ is the standard radical slogan in Tamil Nadu), anti-Semitism is becoming increasingly explicit as well. For example, Protocols of Zion was published by a Tamil publishing house (Adayalam) a few years ago, which was till then publishing novels of controversial writer and left-wing activist Perumal Murugan.

So, what one sees today with the neo-Luddite Tamil separatist demonstrations occurring with tacit support of Islamist and evangelist elements is the culmination of a sustained campaign that is both unscientific and filled with hate. Add to this the popularity-seekers and intentional mischief-mongers in Tamil Nadu’s cinema industry.

Mohan C Lazarus has cultivated a team of Tamil cine artists as evangelical weapons. Amir, a young film director, has been a supporter of Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath (TNTJ), a radical Islamist movement. He provided the fundamentalist outfit with inside information whenever he thought Islam was in danger in Tamil media. Today, he is a prominent personality fanning the Tamil nationalist sentiment and raising a voice against industrial projects in the state.

What’s significant is that these well-planned ‘spontaneous’ protests – which are mostly based on rumours, misunderstanding, scientific illiteracy and racial hatred – serve multiple objectives for the ‘Breaking India’ forces. They create a sense of injustice and exploitation among Tamils where none exist, weakening India in global competition by creating hurdles in the utilisation of natural resources, providing a model for other regions as to how the coming together of evangelical, Marxist and Islamist forces can stall any project in India.

Fortunately, not all of Tamil Nadu is Chennai. While these forces can exert influence in the Chennai media and pockets of Tamil Nadu, the vast majority of Tamil population is still alien to this hate campaign.

But that should not be a reason for complacency. Without a vigorous counter to this vicious campaign, Tamil Nadu may become a Luddite fundamentalist haven for the Marxist-Islamist-evangelist axis.