Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber ~ PLATO

Saturday, July 25, 2015

NDTV does it again ...

For the viewers of 24x7 News Channels - NDTV Does it again and exposed.

Sreenivasan Jain, NDTV old-timer, one of the leading lights from "anti-Modi industry", has established himself and lived off this highly remunerative "anti-Modi" journalism career spanning over 10-12 years.

Sreenivasan Jain

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Sreenivasan Jain goes for the kill - to interview Baba Ramdev.

'I Am a Scientist Baba', Yoga Guru Ramdev Tells NDTV


Starting with some irrelevant details in this article, he finds a suitable spot to insert: 
"In an interview at a luxury farmhouse on the outskirts of Delhi"
But the main target of the article & the interview was something else - read his punch-line below to get the sense of the agenda (emphasis is mine):
"But the normally outspoken Baba, who has in the past been open in his support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, was oddly muted when asked how he rated the performance of the government. "On this, Babaji's no comments!" he said."
Now let us listen to the NDTV clip. To save time, jump straight to the clip position in the above article at 05:40, and carefully hear the Question and the response from Baba Ramdev. 

Clealry, anyone who watched this clip on NDTV would reach the obvious conclusion as stated by Sreenivasan Jain in the above article. Baba Ramdev responds as "No Comments" when asked about the year-long performance of Modi Government. Fair enough!

Now moving over to the more interesting part.

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I would say Sreenivasan Jain is a big Zero or plain stupid to have played his old trick with none other than Baba Ramdev. 

Baba Ramdev runs his own TV channel from his backyard and can buy half a dozen NDTVs any given morning. Baba is well aware of the dirty tricks these #presstitutes of the likes of Sreenivasan Jain normally play.

So there was a back-up Camera of "Bharat Swabhiman" running and recording the full interview. That was a very smart decision by Baba Ramdev and the duds like Sreenivasan Jain failed to factor that into their scheming of the hit-job.

So let us now look at the Original version:

Baba Ramdev in Open Discussion with Sreenivasan of NDTV (Unedited) 

 

 

Let us quickly move over to the position at 20:50 of the long clip, starting with the same Q as the NDTV version at 05:40.

Listen in to the Unedited and the Original response of Baba Ramdev.

No more comments!

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I wonder, why Baba Ramdev needs to sit with 'paid-media' like NDTV and waste his time on these 'exclusive' interviews, only to be edited in the studios before going on air, to suit the hidden agenda of #Presstitutes? 

Or, did he plan it such to get a stupid #presstitute like Sreenivasan Jain walk in for an 'exclusive' trap and then get exposed in his own game?

Am not a follower of Baba Ramdev, but I guess the latter must be true!

Moral of the story:
a) For #Presstitutes: Never mess with the Baba.
b) For the viewers: Stop consuming 'Reality News'.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Trash of India


THE TRASH OF INDIA


This is one single newspaper that I seriously consider as a "The TRASH of India".

Today's edition was an epic and at least a few Million Dollars worth of Media Space.
Here are snapshots of the contents for those who might have actually missed nothing at all, except saving Rs. 5/- and a couple of minutes, before it is TRASHED.

You may like to click these images to enlarge, just in case ...


FRONT COVER Page:

Front Page


SECOND Page:

Page # 2

THIRD Page:
Page # 3

FOURTH Page:

Page # 4



FIFTH Page:

Page # 5

SIXTH Page:

Page # 6

ACTUAL FRONT Page, at PAGE No. 7: 
The Trash of India Headlines, only in Half a Page ...

Page # 7

The Trash continues, at Page # 3, actually NINTH Page:

Page # 9

TENTH Page:

Page # 10

ELEVENTH Page:

Page # 11




LAST Page:

Page # 24

So that was the 'Main Paper' of today's The TRASH of India for you, 11 out of 24 Pages.
Of course, not considered half a Kilo of newspaper waste in the form of a few Supplements.

And about the supplements of this Trash?  If you put it all together for a month and compile it in one booklet, what you would get is a soft-porn that can be titled -
The TRASH that Tanatalizes India.

It is purely the market dynamics, consumer preferences & buying pattern that decide an advertiser's decision to book media space.

Question: As responsible consumers, do we continue to buy this TRASH and contribute to this insane "in-your-face" advertising tamasha? Think about it ...


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hindu ISI : Understanding Indian Sickular Intellectual


"And there are people still in darkness,
And they just can't see the light.
If you don't say it's wrong then that says it right. "
~ Solomon Burke


There is this growing tribe that I would like to discuss here, define it with some key-words and then list some examples for our better understanding.

Typical Hindu ISI, Indian Sickular Intellectual, also known as 'Useful Idiots' can be defined in the following key-words:
  1. They are Hindu: I am yet to come across a non-Hindu ISI - so this one is almost non-negotiable.
  2. NOT fascinated with Hinduism, do not care to know what Hinduism is all about and  carry a perverted 'evangelical' view of Hinduism.
  3. Absolutely Secular (all religions are same - what is in a religion? etc.)
  4. Being Hindu is Communal,
  5. Closely follow & worship MSM (Mainstream Media) - TV & Print
  6. Highly cultured & curated with Left-Liberal values & ideas,
  7. Anti-Modi, for sure - this is a 'must have’ qualification.
  8. English Medium Educated, (but this tribe is growing very fast even in the Hindi hinterland, thanks to the Lit-Fest events now happening in Tier-II Towns & Cities)
  9. NGO Sympathisers (5-Star Samaj Sevak!), Elite activists.
  10. Slaves of materialistic Urban Lifestyle but romanticize about Social Service & Activism,
  11. Keyboard Warriors. On-line Petitions and Change.Org can actually change the world,
  12. Romantic about Politics, “we can change the world” - from the comforts of our drawing rooms, with the help of latest gadgets!
  13. Fascinated by terms: World-Citizen, Global-Village - but have no idea what it means?
  14. Big fan / aspirants of Ivy League Universities,
  15. AAP-Supporter
To qualify and be a member of this Elite ISI brigade, one would check against at least 10 keywords from the above list of 15. Yes, one must score about 65% to be a part of this Intellectual Circle.

This is the biggest problem India is facing today, internally. There is no other threat bigger than this, no not even Naxalites, Pakistan, ISIS or China. India has to fight its very own - this is the tragedy & the comedy at the same time.

What is even more worrying and astonishing is the fact that these people are coming from good jobs, good education, well groomed, traveled abroad, some are even Professors and Journalists. The sheer ignorance towards facts, lack of wisdom and common-sense among this crowd is simply amazing. But they are all Patriots and they love India. 
Clearly shows exactly where our education system has gone wrong!



These people are popularly known as - ‘Useful Idiots’. 

Oxbridge educated Indian liberal intelligentsia may be more familiar with the term: 
"useful innocents", better understood as "confused and misguided sympathizers". 
Ref: Ludwig von Mises's "Planned Chaos" (1947).

Let us now look at a few good examples of ISI - The Sickularatti

Case # 1:

I enjoyed reading a long chain of comments on FB, and can't resist sharing one particular comment here (it's not really important who wrote this - what is important that I can safely tick minimum 13 qualifier key-words from my above list = 86%, Perfect ISI):

FB comment goes like this and I quote, word-by-word:
“---, unlike you, I do care how development is achieved, which is why I will never support a murderer like Modi. AK does not yet have the blood of innocent citizens on his hands, even if his dictatorial tendencies have suddenly made him more acceptable to you."
Once more:
  • "I do care how development is achieved" - Mind it !!
  • "I will never support a murderer like Modi”
Wow! Those were real gems. This tribe of 'Hindu ISI' do not respect constitutional mandate, they have complete disregard for Indian Judicial system, blindly follow & consume MSM Headlines every single day, and then pass their own unsolicited judgements on FB.
  • "AK does not yet have the blood of innocent citizens on his hands"

Unfortunately, this 'development freak' may like to know that AK has blood on his hands for which nobody needs any court verdict. During AAP public rally on Wednesday, 22nd April 2015, among the cheering AAP supporters, in front of full media & public glare, one innocent citizen Mr. Gajendra Singh Kalyanwat hanged himself from the tree. 
Whether an accident or a suicide - the case is under investigation.

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Case # 2:

Another gem of a comment is shared below, on the Greenpeace controversy, a classic example just to show the mind of a typical elitist ISI:
"Greenpeace is in trouble because the PMO got jealous of Priya Pillai - as they'll now get jealous of anyone else invited abroad - the only Indian who should travel abroad is big-chested NaMo - and Greenpeace's 'foreign' funds should be granted exclusively for our PM's 'foreign' jaunts - nothing 'paranoid' about it - and now they also plan to get their paws on temple gold to help this cause"
Read it once again and have a hearty laugh:
  • PMO got jealous of Priya Pillai
  • they'll now get jealous of anyone else invited abroad
  • the only Indian who should travel abroad is big-chested NaMo
  • Greenpeace's 'foreign' funds should be granted exclusively for our PM's 'foreign’ jaunts
This is the kind of utter nonsense that passes off as ‘intellectual discourse’ among the highly educated and the ‘arrived' elites. This comment was posted the very same day I had read another story elsewhere - Why Greenpeace appointed a political advisor ...and had even shared it on my FB timeline.

On a more serious note, let me also share an important fact here that this gentleman is a very senior professor, who educates & mentors the impressionable young minds of India. What a terrible shame!

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Case # 3:

This is another freak comment which I came across just today.

The Comment that would easily qualify as one from an ISI:
"A question to think. If Muslim invaders were savages why did they not kill all Hindus? Why were they not all converted? Why were not all temples brought down? Why?"
Someone tell this friend, go look up on your own and read the history based on facts and data; not the secular curated stuff meant for schools.

Often I come across these Sickularatti ISI, some arrived after an Ivy League Master’s & Doctor's and what not, who still live in a complete denial of historical facts. For the simple reason that they studied Indian history, carefully manufactured and curated for the secular primary & middle school curriculum; and then they all got busy with their preferred worldly education. The sad fact remains that they have completely ignored tons of data and facts in their own backyard and never bothered to brush it up on their own. Now that they are back with so-called wisdom, they liberally comment on these extremely serious matters, only to show their pathetic ignorance.
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I started keeping the tribe of Sickularatti ISI at a safe distance now and never indulge in a debate with these people. I realized that it is a futile exercise to debate with these "useful innocents". Knowing that they also care for India as much as I do, I am sure they will come back one day, on their own - that would be my idea of "ghar-wapsi" in true sense of the word.


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Absolute contempt & disregard for any facts and data, based on genuine & verified sources is the single-most dangerous character of these "useful innocents". Oh, that also reminds me, ISI tribe strongly believes & draws wisdom from "peer-reviewed" (JSTOR) literature. I find this "peer-reviewed" concept very funny and amusing. This is typical OxBridge ivy league culture: "you-scratch-mine-I-scratch-yours" - that our ISI conveniently imbibed from the west and have now got so used to - basically, a very convenient & "please-all" kind of happy social network. I have already discussed this subject at length in another post titled: 

The problem lies somewhere in the judgement and understanding of Politics - coupled with English education, populated with ‘Secular’ & ‘Curated’ Curriculum, English MSM that constantly feed them with some 'junk' all the time and finally, complete disconnect with the Ground (मिट्टी) - a deadly combo that makes one an esteemed ISI - a truly Patriotic Indian but at the same time, an Useful Idiot.

This tribe of ISI have been literally following & worshiping the band of paid-media-celebs, few of these leading flames are included in the pic below, who have been reduced to 'Supari Journalists' in the current scenario.



The ISI Sickularatti typically would read up stuff like:

Most extremists in India are not Muslim – they are Hindu

"The media has misleadingly conflated terrorism with Islam. But don't expect Narendra Modi or his ministers to clear up such misconceptions." ~ Aakar Patel

We have already discussed in detail the job of these 'Supari Journalists' in another old post titled: Of Distortians, Intellectuals and Spin-Doctors

On a concluding and positive note: This ISI tribe is so minuscule and so insignificant that it would hardly affect the fabric of this great nation - beautifully explained here in this piece by N Muthuraman:

Does the Nation Really Want To Know?



  • "On any given night, less than 4 lakh Indians watch this show! Yes, you read it right. Less than 4 lakh people!
  • Next time when you watch Arnab Goswami (or Barkha Dutt or Sardesai or any other English news anchor), bear this simple fact in mind – that their reach is 0.033% of the population!
  • Remember, these are the ones who made fun of 31% voteshare! For all you know, this is their way of keeping themselves relevant in public discourse!"

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These lines are dedicated to Secular Historians:

रामचन्द्र कह गए सिया से ,
ऐसा कलयुग आएगा ,
नेहरू नेहरू करता मूरख ,
 रामचन्द्र कहलायेगा ।

Friday, April 10, 2015

MUDRA - Funding the Unfunded

Pradhan Mantri MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency) Yojana


Mudra Innovation may Prove a Game Changer

By: Shri S Gurumurthy | Published: 10th April 2015


http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Mudra-Innovation-may-Prove-a-Game-Changer/2015/04/10/article2757174.ece
Pic Credit: The New Indian Express

In the above article published in TNIE today, Shri S Gurumurthy (SG) analyses MUDRA Yojana. Drawing here some key points form this article and listing them here for easy understanding of MUDRA:

First, the background with some numbers:
  1. Corporate Sector in India accounts for just 15% of India’s GDP.
  2. 50% of India’s GDP comes from non-Corporate or Informal Sector = 'Small and Micro Businesses’ (SMB)
  3. Corporate sector accounts for just about 10% of the total Jobs.
  4. 90% of the Jobs come from non-Corporate or Informal Sector.
  5. There are about 5.8.Crore (58 Million) 'Small and Micro Businesses' that actually drive the Indian economy
  6. These 'Small and Micro Businesses’ employ about 12.8 Crore of India’s total working population.
  7. Corporate Sector employs totally about 1.25 Crore.
  8. The value addition produced by 'Small and Micro Businesses’ (SMB) is about 55% as compared to 36% Value Addition of gross fixed assets produced by the Corporates.
  9. As much as two-thirds of these 58 Million SMB are run by SC, ST & OBC and more than Half come from Rural areas.
  10. 'Small and Micro Businesses’ that: a) employ 10 Times more than the Corporates, b) Contribute 35% more to GDP, c) Produce 20% more value addition; gets just about 4% of its total Credit requirement met by Banks. For the remaining 96% credit needs, they have to depend on money lenders with extortionate rate of interest. And yet, they come out looking much better across various indicators than the Corporates.  
So, to sum it up, 90% of jobs, 50% of India’s GDP & 20% more value addition comes from the non-corporate or informal sector (SMB), that has been completely ignored and gone unnoticed by the Banking and Finance sector, who spend 96% of their funds to finance the Corporates. Hence,

MUDRA: Funding the Unfunded ! sabka saath, sabka vikas


What is MUDRA all about? MUDRA is not a conventional bank that would start giving direct credit to these SMB, but a well thought out policy blue print, under the newly constructed Niti Aayog. This is basically a Credit delivery mechanism to reach out to the Geographically and Demographically backward part of India. MUDRA is purely an India-centric concept, has no precedent anywhere and based on Niti Aayog adopted theme of “what works in and for India”. MUDRA seeks to fertilise the Bottom-of-Pyramid (BoP) of the economy.

Quoting Shri SG: "The MUDRA yojana is an endeavour to give a policy orientation to the largest and yet neglected segment of the national economy to bring it within the orbit of organised economy. "

Some key points of MUDRA as elaborated in the article are as follows:
  • MUDRA is not a Bank but a Refinance institution.
  • MUDRA will register & regulate State and National level lenders.
  • These lenders will in turn register small “Last Mile Financiers” (LMF).
  • LMF will be in the form of local post-offices or lenders, who are already lending to SMB.
  • State and National level lenders will then refinance these LMF.
LMF will be the key players in this scheme as they will connect with SMB directly at the local level. MUDRA will integrate these non-formal LMF with National lenders to deliver formal credit to the SMB.

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Here is a You Tube video presentation of MUDRA Yojana:





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