Thursday, April 17, 2014

Saving Bharatiyata

Otis is a short, fat sidekick. He’s a very clever and cunning sidekick though. Miss Eve Teschmacher is the criminal’s moll. She’s a perfect bimbo. And Lex Luthor is the boss. Lex considers himself the greatest criminal mind of all time. There can’t be much dispute about that. A long time ago, Lex had left us an enduring lesson which will hold true for eons. It’s a lesson he claims his father taught him. Let’s watch (2.41 mins):

So Lex Luthor has this grand plan to explode a 500 mega ton bomb and sink the west coast of California so that his desert land can become the new west coast. All the new cities would be named after Lex and Luthor. In that grand scheme little Otis doesn’t forget to find a little space and name it “Otisburg” after himself. He’s like the sidekicks in our media who have enriched themselves from the massive scams of the Congress. Of course, Lex Luthor explains how he created his empire from humble beginnings. Have you heard stories of such “humble beginnings” in the real estate business in India? I bet you have. Lex Luthor would have been proud of how Robert Vadra became a land tycoon from “humble” beginnings:

There is desperation in the media; there is desperation in the Gandhi family. “Power corrupts but the prospect of losing power corrupts even more” said Ram Jethmalani. On April 14 Sonia Gandhi came on TV and made a grand appeal to people. She said her party was fighting to protect the “very heart and soul” of India from those who sought to change it and divide the people of the country. As they taught you in school, the heart and soul of India is the “Gandhi family” and everything else is crap. Okay? She begged “We want unity. They want to impose uniformity. They say, ‘Just believe in me’… Their vision, clouded with hatred and falsehood, their ideology, divisive and autocratic, will drive us to the ruination of our Bharatiyata, our Hindustaniyat”. Astonishing! We have to now learn “Bharatiyata” from some Italian. You know, I doubt if SoniaG can even sing our National Anthem impromptu (a senior Kerala Congi could not sing it at a function). Err… asking if she can recite “Vande Mataram” impromptu would be outright foolishness. For a woman who claimed “power is poison” the level she goes to retain it is the story of her life. Someone rightly pointed out that in 2004 SoniaG only gave up “accountability” not the PMship. She is accountable for nothing it seems and was a back-seat PM as everybody knew and the recent book by Sanjaya Baru confirmed.

This hateful bile on TV went unquestioned by any media editorialist. To me, the only ones who hate Bharat and who want to destroy are the Congis and their heads. The Gandhis seem to believe that India is some kind of “real estate” inherited by them. The number of allegations in the land scams against Vadra is mounting. There are also allegations of land scam against the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. Count the number of towns, townships, projects, IT parks and such real estate named after the Chinese Gandhis. And all this hateful fear-mongering from SoniaG and the other Gandhis is for what? Just because Narendra Modi challenges them like nobody has ever done before. And he rightly does so. The SoniaG hate-appeal is the culmination of a gang of Indian and International media and motley crews who are hell-bent on wanting their corrupt ways of life to continue. The latest is the Bollywood crap from Sonia’s doormat NDTV:

There is something else that the media did that is criminal. Most of them passed off Sonia’s speech as if it were some speech to the nation for donations for a national calamity by the PM or the President. They defrauded the viewers by not clearly stating this was a paid political speech. In other words, this was “advertisement” and the screens should have indicated it as such. At the risk of boring you I have to repeat: The media is the first line of defence for the corrupt. Of course, there is this 5-year Gandhi Queen who turns up in UP every once in a while. She’s the Great White female hope of the media and the sickulars who will save them from anything. Priyanka Vadra (Gandhi during elections) comes in like a queen, throws a few soundbites at the media who jump and squeal around her for crumbs like pet dogs (as the pic shows) and then run her silly statements endlessly on loop on TV. I have no other way to describe the silly 5-year cameos of Priyanka as I did in a tweet:

Priyanka grandly comes out twice in 5 years; once during the state elections and once during LS elections. She then meets those “wretched” villagers who are dying for a glimpse of her face to quench their thirst and hunger. The “Old Jungle Saying” was the Phantom leaves the jungle and visits the city like an ordinary man. This is reverse. The Queen leaves her cities, hill-stations, foreign abodes and jeans. She meets the villagers in Sarees and renews her lease agreement for the inherited land called Amethi. In 50 years this is how the Chinese Gandhis have not only fooled Amethi and Rae Bareli but a large part of the country. Take a look:

Look at the bottom pic carefully. An open gutter runs through the lane of huts of villagers in Amethi. For over 50 years Amethi has been called the “bastion” of the Gandhis and this is what their real estate has to show for it. And Priyanka realises her “Bharatiyata” only during elections when she visits Amethi or Rae Bareli. And SoniaG talks about the “heart and soul” of India?

Do any of these Gandhis even know anything about Bharatiyata? They aren’t really bright and don’t really have any ideas about anything. RahulG talks about “Toffee model” when it comes to land in Gujarat. In truth it is Robert Vadra and Congress govts who indulge in the Toffee model where Vadra buys land at toffee rates and sells at aircraft rates. Lex Luthor would be proud of him. Silly utterances like these are all that they come up with in absence of answers for the extraordinary corruption and non-performance by the Congress. The other frequent rant is “my daddy died, my daadi died” for the country. While their death is tragic this is a wimpish claim and has nothing to with reality. True to the pattern Priyanka recently claimed her father died for the “unity of the country”. This absolute nonsense is then passed off by the media as great emotional crap. This is an absolute lie and no editorialist has the guts to call it. India wasn’t in some civil war which threatened her unity that RajivG had to save by sacrificing himself. He and Congress members helped in his death at the hands of LTTE assassins by breaking security cordon and arrangements.

If his death was so painful then there are other questions that the Gandhi family simply does not answer. Priyanka herself went to meet the killers in prison. For what? To share her grief with the killers? SoniaG brought down a govt because the DMK (who she alleged supported the LTTE killers) was a part of it. In the Congress led UPA she had no problems having the same DMK and their members. Some of these DMK members were also allowed to loot the nation under her nose. What tragedy are they talking about? Which Bharatiyata are they yakking about? Their nonsensical fear, as peddled by them and many in the media, can be explained in one word: “Modi”. That’s it! He poses a challenge to the corrupt Congress and Gandhis like no one has ever done before.

From Christian media abroad to a majority in the Indian media, assorted NGOs, Bollywood crooks and some others, the only objective is to somehow stop Modi. Why? Obviously, to them Modi is not “Bharatiyata” and they are. The Gandhis who run off abroad at will with no one knowing, who answer no questions on any scam and who let off people like Quattrochi and Anderson (of Bhopal tragedy) understand Bharatiyata? The same SoniaG gave of 12 billion dollars to the EU to save the EURO while the rupee was constantly falling. Bharatiyata? 12 billion dollars with not a second thought? Italian marines kill Kerala fishermen and they are protected under special agreements. Bharatiyata? RahulG ran off to Spain when he heard of the Uttarakhand tragedy in 2013. Bharatiyata? RahulG was partying after terrorists killed over 160 people during 26/11. Bharatiyata? Medical treatments or check-ups, SoniaG runs abroad and doesn’t trust Indian doctors. Bharatiyata? Former PM Narasimha Rao was denied a funeral at Rajghat in Delhi and rushed to Hyderabad. That Rajghat is a private estate of the Gandhis? Bharatiyata? I can go on and on.

For all the rants from all kinds of media and hate-filled, anti-Indian Bollywood creeps and international media and hate-mongers, there is someone who explains quite well why Modi is hated by the elites and the corrupt. This is from a former US Govt official David Cohen:

Modi bears striking similarities to a celebrated American president: one Ronald Wilson Reagan. Both men rose from humble origins. Modi, in particular, worked from childhood hawking tea in railway stations. Both were popular and successful state governors: Modi is the chief minister (equivalent to a governor) of Gujarat, an Indian state whose gift to the world was Mahatma Gandhi. Modi, like Reagan, is an unabashed proponent of free market economics: “Modinomics,” the term coined to describe Modi’s free market and anti-corruption reforms, is of course a nod to “Reaganomics”; it has unleashed an economic boom in Gujarat. A major common denominator between the two men is the nature of their detractors. Like the U.S., India has cultural elitists who seem to desperately crave the approval of their former colonial masters in Europe. The Indian cultural elite despises Modi every bit as much as the American cultural elite despised Reagan. They look down their noses at Modi, cringing at the thought of being led by a common “tea seller” who can barely speak English. (Can you imagine Chinese or Russian citizens, proud of their own heritage, being ashamed that their leaders don’t speak English?)

The thing Cohen doesn’t explicitly say is that Reagan wasn’t from the political circus of Washington DC. The same is true for Modi; he isn’t from the political circus of Delhi where people from different parties conveniently sleep with each other and this has helped the Congress and Gandhis extend their corrupt rule for over 60 years. SoniaG or her family isn’t even the last fountain from where I would like to learn Bharatiyata. The indisputable truth is that it is Modi who really represents Bharityata. He was born in India, got whatever education he did in India, came up from a small village after hawking tea for a living, rose through the ranks of a party to his current level through his work. Modi didn’t reach where he did because his father or mother considered it their birthright to rule this country. Modi did not have parents who ran a dynastic political party. Last I heard Modi doesn’t have Italian genes. Modi doesn’t change clothes from city to village to Assembly. There isn’t a fake appeal by him to voters with “Bharatiya” clothing for convenience. He lives the Bharatiya life and I would trust him to save Bharatiyata more than imported Gandhis. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Burn Down The Mission

(This is a MaxiPost)

"You don't make up for your sins in the church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. The rest is bullshit and you know it"

That’s a quote from a Catholic man who once wanted to be a priest. One of the silliest ideas ever ingrained into the heads of many humans by other humans is that God is some kind of traffic cop. You know, he’s standing up there in the sky directing dead people to heaven or hell based on their performance on earth. It gets even better when some believe God has long had a “performance-reward system” through which he gives out rewards and awards. Frances Collins, the former Head of the Human Genome project, doesn’t believe in evolution. They all believe in Adam and Eve and the virgin birth. Interestingly, Collins is now Barack Obama’s head of the NIH and controls vast funds for research. You can imagine what a challenge it must be for him to keep his religious beliefs and his scientific work compatible. He’s an individual but he provides the soundest reason why State should never have anything to do with religion. So on April 12 on the ‘Aap ki adalat’ show, on IndiaTV featuring Narendra Modi, a woman’s question got me thinking.  

The woman asked Modi if “Christians will be safe under Modi’s govt”. It puzzled Modi as much as it puzzled me. I wonder if the question was tutored because it provided the chance for Rajat Sharma, the host, to ask if Muslims would be safe under a Modi govt. We have seen a lot of Hindu-Muslim conflicts but not many conflicts with Christians. There might be exceptions like Kandhamal but I can’t recall too many other incidents. That’s what brings us to this story. While many Muslim leaders have been opposing Modi and also the BJP for long it is the first time that we are seeing a lot of Christian activity being targeted against Modi. Well, there is indeed a very high organised Christian campaign against Modi. It is no secret that Modi has inspired a lot of Hindu denominations to unite with his leadership. I haven’t seen any torture of Christians in any form in Gujarat under Modi, so for that woman to ask that specific question doesn’t seem an accident. The answer is pretty simple really: The conversion factory of missionaries and the political powers behind them.

The Gujarat govt had made conversions illegal around 2003 and the US imposed a ban on Modi for violating religious freedoms in 2005. For long Modi’s opponents and our media have told the world the US revoking Modi’s visa was about the 2002 riots. That too is a load of BS. A bunch of US Congressmen used the anti-Modi activists as a platform to slap the ban on him but the motivation was clearly the ban on conversions in Gujarat. That had hit the missionary factory badly. The Hindu-Muslim conflict often comes out in the open but the Christian conversion factory is like Diabetes. It does its damage slowly and is largely invisible to the world. Pranay Gupte, a columnist in international pages, writes in Huffpost (though I refer to this particular article, my intention is not to single out Gupte. I use his article only as a sample):

I was born into a devoutly Hindu family in India's commercial capital of Mumbai (then known as Bombay). I studied at a Jesuit school. I attended mostly-Jewish universities in the United States: Brandeis and Columbia. And every Friday in the United Arab Emirates, where I've been living and working for the last seven years, I attend a prayer session at the royal mosque in the capital city of Abu Dhabi with Emirati royalty and everyday workers alike. So what does that make me? A man of many faiths? Yes. A man willing to enter any house of worship for the spiritual peace it induces? Yes. A secular man? Yes.

It makes me, most of all, a man who's proud of having been produced by a 5,000-year-old culture where a staggering number of diverse societies have coexisted over the millennia. I am a man shaped by my parents' sensibility that you can subscribe to many faiths or none at all, but that there needs to be a core to one's self. That core is the belief that no religion is superior to another, that the edicts and teachings of all faiths underscore the values of extending a helping hand to the dispossessed, embracing others with love, and spreading (not proselytizing) the message that charity, good will and good cheer help transform people and their societies into better entities… The polls suggest that, most likely, that government will be led by a man named Narendra Modi, currently the chief minister (the equivalent of chief executive) of the western state of Gujarat. He's a self-styled Hindu fundamentalist, which, in the Indian context, means that his core belief is predicated on the moral and existential superiority of Hinduism.

The above is the school-boyish writing of a man who neither understands religion nor Hinduism. This is the typical westernised Indian columnist who doesn’t know where his marbles are located. He is LYING in his spite for Modi. Hinduism is the only religion whose followers have stated over and over again that one can reach God through multiple paths and therefore through multiple religions. He also doesn’t know that Modi’s govt has demolished many Hindu temples built illegally on public land. He claims he studied in a Jesuit school, Jewish universities and attends Namaz in Abu Dhabi and he claims that makes him a man of multiple faiths. This is the idiotic nonsense most of the Macaulay types peddle. Let me tell you, I as a Hindu in India, go to a temple maybe once in five years for some specific reason. Many Hindus here attend Jesuit schools and universities. They also pray at Ajmer Sharif and Fatehpur Sikri. When these Hindus visit Taj Mahal they offer a silent prayer to Mumtaz Begum. They do so at Humayun’s tomb and Akbar’s tomb as well. So what exactly is Gupte trying to tell us? That Modi will change all that? That is fear-mongering and nothing else and Gupte is paid to do that.

Secondly, although Gupte claims he’s a man of multiple faiths, the preachers of Islam and Christianity do not agree on all religions being equal. Even Gods are jealous Gods it seems. I’m not kidding; it says in the Bible that God is a jealous guy. And because that got written, the middle-men, who often to talk to God on iPhone, constantly interpret it as something secretly noble about their God. You know, God could be angry or kind; He has his moods; that much even I can understand. But why in the world would an all-powerful God be jealous? Preachers of both these religions consistently tell the world their religion is superior to all others. A majority of conflicts and violent events are because of this. In the middle of what I quoted above Gupte says “spreading the message not proselytizing”. This is the problem. Men like Gupte do not acknowledge that Christian conversion factories go beyond preaching to their followers. They induce and seduce the poor with some crumbs. They catch helpless children at a young age to sell religion (read Children as leverage). In the South they even converted little Ganpati. Gupte is not alone; a majority of these sick seculars live in denial of this crime. This is why conversions were banned in Gujarat and it angered a lot of the conversion factory owners. The ban on Modi happened in 2005 when George Bush was the president of US. Bush famously said “God wants everybody to free… and that’s part of my foreign policy” (See NaMo and the truth above US visa). So God even dictates foreign policy and you’d have thought secularism had nothing to do with religion. Didn’t you?

Meet Matt Jones. He’s a Special Agent working for Jesus in an international operation. This is what Jones tweeted on April 4:

Before the tweet above Jones grandly tweeted that the main roads in Dharwad (Karnataka) were blocked because of a huge meeting arranged for local folks with Jesus. He later deleted that tweet so I don’t have it. He then posted this one to show how Jesus saves those rural folks through connectivity. Surely, are we to believe Matt Jones, sitting somewhere in the US or elsewhere, has a particular fondness for Dharwadis? There’s another project that has mapped out spots in India that are in desperate need of connectivity. That’s the Joshua Project which has marked out spots in India in “red” where people need to be “harvested” and connected to Jesus:

Are all of these just a figment of my imagination? Try asking who funds Kejriwal & Co. and why? Why would Ford Foundation be interested in funding political activity in India? There are stories that mass conversions were undertaken in Andhra after YSR Reddy became the CM. I personally know of a friend whose brother is a prominent social activist in AP who was offered 1 crore by YSR’s gang to convert to Christianity. The foreign bimbos writing in newspapers and magazines aren’t the only ones. The following is a recent article from a Hyderabad newspaper:

This fear-mongering and hate-mongering against Modi by Christian organisations in India and from abroad is a well-coordinated action. When have Christians been under attack in India? If anything, the conversion factories have been slowly destroying the demographics of this country through money and other inducements. Why should we tolerate it? Day after day after day we have been seeing “hate-Modi” articles and “fear-mongering” from The Economist, The Guardian, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other sundry Christian sites. Sonia Gandhi begs Muslim votes through Bukhari but here’s one from Bangalore:

So what’s with all this Christian fear-mongering and appealing in India? And they are the ones who are suffering in India? Recently the US Minority Commission suddenly convened a panel for another round of Modi bashing and Christian fear-mongering. The panel was soundly criticised by a Hindu representative, Tulsi Gabbard, for their attempt to interfere in Indian elections. The evil that this US Panel and many other evangelical US organisations bring to India cannot be overlooked anymore. In the garb of helping the poor there is a lot of covert political activity going on. The so-called “Sickular” writers of Indian origin are no more than a bunch of ignorant morons. Or they are wilfully blind! This unholy conversion factory must be ended. People are free to practice and preach religion to their followers. The proselytizing must end. And on the lines of the Gujarat ban on conversions I would definitely want a national ban on this evil activity. This is what bothers the hate-mongers who are peddling articles against Modi. It is not criticism, it is about protect their jealous God and their covert agenda to break and destroy India.    

Even in the old ages the bosses of the Christian faith lived in luxury in their missions. They still do while the ordinary folks suffered. Does anyone really think Jesus would live in the palace at the Vatican? And the call to burn down the mission also comes from the Christian. I have made a small montage with such a song with the hate articles. Watch (4.55 mins).

The Christian agenda is then peddled by hate-mongers in our own MSM who tom-tom each article as a tool for spurious debates. The recent book by Sanjaya Baru on the handling of important files by Sonia Gandhi instead of the PM is a serious issue which the media is pussy-footing under the garb of “political timing”. Baru himself does not answer an important question. SoniaG’s friends are known to have been involved in the Bofors scam. She and her family go abroad and return without anyone knowing or no records of their trips in the public domain. Who is to say there aren’t many foreign forces behind the way she handles those important files? Why does she have any access to those files anyway? She has no authority and the PM is guilty of breach of the Official Secrets Act.

I ask to burn down the mission of many of these charlatans proselytizing but also their agents in our media. It is not in any way to physically burn any mission but to legally end the conversion factory. It is also important to burn down the mission of spurious funding of NGOs in India who are primarily into anti-India activities. This cannot be delayed any longer and I am positive Modi will undertake that task if he becomes PM. That is what scares these hate-mongers. Their political mission is under threat.

# Opening quote in the post of Martin Scorsese; movie “Mean Streets”.
# “Burn down the mission” – Song in the video by Elton John/Bernie Taupin.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Why 2002 Will Haunt Rajdeep & Barkha

In October 2012 the queen of trolls, Barkha Dutt, wrote an article titled “A Roshomon Effect”. For all those who don’t follow Japanese, that’s from a movie by Akiro Kurosawa. In short, what BD wanted to tell the world was there could be multiple sides to a ‘truth’. Not much to worry about that except that this propagandini believes only “her side” is the truth. I wrote a response to her nonsense under “Bark in the USA” Let’s do a quick recap from the first on BD’s first shot in her article:

As a journalist you train yourself to treat both accolades and abuse with the same level of levity; you tell yourself over and over again to not take yourself seriously and you even learn, eventually, to laugh at yourself. You understand that being in the public gaze inevitably comes with being viewed through a coloured prism — whether rose-tinted or jaundiced. And you develop the ability to lightly shrug off the distortions of a persona foisted on you by others”.

That para is from BD’s article and my comment on that is given below:

Read that opening paragraph carefully. Read again please. Did you? Alright, in the very opening you are declared a prejudiced, jaundiced abuser if you’re not one showering accolades on BD. Smart, eh? Since when is “abuse” the antonym of “accolades”? ‘Bouquet and brickbats’ is a common phrase but ‘Accolades and abuse’? And then the “persona” is foisted by others? It has nothing to do with what the individual herself has done? The opposite of accolades could be censure, rebuke, denunciation, reprimand, criticism but it’s highly unlikely that you will find “abuse” as an antonym. Talk about “perceptions”. Hey, how about: “If you’re not with me, you’re an abuser"?

That’s what brings me to write this post merely for the record. As an Amdavadi I have seen many riots, big and small. I have also stated that the Congress party has a history of fomenting communal riots in the state when any non-political agitation is unmanageable. For a sample read “Digvijay’s desperate and dangerous communal call”. I have been a witness to part of the Gujarat 2002 riots too. What was different in 2002 was the skulduggery of reporters with an agenda to overthrow the NDA govt of AB Vajpayee. Among the scumbags who most indulged in fear-mongering and indulged in hyper-ventilating were, naturally, Rajdeep Sardesai and Barkha Dutt. Two of the most journalistically-corrupt media persons of our times. In September 2011 when the SC didn’t accept the plea to prosecute Modi and returned the petition of Zakia Jafri to the lower court here is what I wrote under “SC exposes media’s clean shit”:

On the morning of March 1, 2002 if you had walked the streets of the relatively posh western parts of Ahmedabad you wouldn’t believe what had happened while you were sleeping. You could see shops and restaurants that were burned overnight. All these shops had such names – Bhagyoday, Kabir, National and so on – all belonged to muslims, and this was a predominantly Hindu area. While there was property damage there was no report of people being killed in the area. Even residents of Ahmedabad had no idea of the scale of the riots that were going on. And then suddenly on the scene bursts Barkha Dutt and then Rajdeep Sardesai (both with Starnews then) and some more.

Hour after hour after hour we hear the most horrific stories of mass killings all over the state. In cities, towns, villages and even on highways. Words like mass murder, genocide, pogrom start to gain currency in some quarters. Were there terrible killings? You bet, some of it very horrible. But the kind of dramatic and hysterical reporting on TV was no more news reporting. It was almost fanning the flames. So much so that in some areas some TV channels had to be shut down to contain the provocation. As in the case of war, even in an unfortunate communal riot such as this, ‘truth’ is the first casualty. The numbers-killed story was generously sprinkled with imagination of people being raped, foetuses ripped and more by the media. I can safely say that the response to the Godhra train burning was spontaneous. The Gulbarg case which has become prominent because of the widow of Ehsan Jafri, killed by mobs, were attacks by mobs that would have been difficult to handle by any police force given that many other parts of Ahmedabad were equally badly affected. For all this to make one man singularly responsible could not have been anything but an agenda driven media. This agenda had to be surely backed by political forces and extraordinary influx of funds. This is where the witch hunt of Narendra Modi started.

The drama and excessive nonsense of both Rajdeep and Barkha are clearly etched in my memory. Both these people were also involved in the excessive chest-beating during the Kandahar episode in 1999. I call their reporting nothing short of criminal. These are among the top reasons why I even started this blog. It’s almost three years since the SC ruling of 2011. Here’s the other side of the truth since Barkha likes to talk about multiple sides. This time it is from the horse’s mouth. It is Narendra Modi’s version of the behaviour of Barkha and Rajdeep and he bears out exactly what I wrote three years ago (3.15 mins):

That was Modi in an informal conversation with Madhu Kishwar, journalist and social activist. Please do note, Modi says he called either Rajdeep or Barkha to tone down their inflammatory reporting. Neither of them has denied this. I can vouch for the fact that both RS and BD were doing exactly that. If they want to prove otherwise, they should put out tapes of their criminal reporting for the world to see. They won’t! Here’s a transcript of Modi’s statement from the Manushi site:

It was my endeavour that we restore peace at the earliest possible. If you look at the data you will see that in 72 hours we had put down the riots and brought the situation under control. But these TV channels kept on playing up the same incidents over and over again. At the time, Rajdeep and Barkha were in the same channel NDTV. During those inflamed days, Barkha acted in the most irresponsible manner. Surat had not witnessed any communal killings, barring a few small incidents of clashes. However the bazaars were closed [as a precautionary measure]. Barkha stood amidst closed shops screaming “This is Surat’s diamond market, but there is not a single police man here.”

I phoned Barkha and said, “Are you providing the address of this “unprotected” bazaar to the rioting mobs? Are you inviting them to come and create trouble there by announcing that there is no police here so you can run amok safely?” In a second incident in Anjar, she played up the news that a Hanuman mandir had been broken and vandalized. I told her, “What are you up to? You are in Kutch which is a border district. There you are showing the attack and destruction of a mandir. Do you realize the implications of broadcasting such news? We haven’t yet recovered from the earthquake. Have you actually done proper investigation into the riots? Why are you lighting fires for us? Your news takes a few minutes to broadcast that such and such place is unprotected or a mandir has been vandalized. But it takes for me a few hours to move the police from one disturbed location to another since these incidents are breaking out in the most unexpected places.”

What is worse, when I got the matter enquired into by the local police, we found out that it was a small, insignificant structure under a tree which had been damaged a little bit by some crazy individual. But NDTV presented it as an attack on a Hanuman mandir. When the fires were raging these journalists were pouring fuel on those fires.On that day I had put a ban on TV channels because they were actually provoking trouble.  But it was only for one day. Since Rajdeep Sardesai was among the leading reporters covering the disturbances, I phoned him to say, “I will have to put a temporary ban on your channel if you continue with the provocative coverage. There is a well-established regulation that media should not name communities during communal riots nor identify a damaged placed as a mandir or masjid. Why are you violating that code and well set protocol about not naming communities or identifying places, of worship? You are going against established norms.

Barkha tweeted she was never in Surat. Doesn’t matter, it’s either one of them and talking off-hand after 12 years can have errors. But Modi did call one of them he claims. Following their criminal reporting during the Kandahar episode and then Gujarat 2002 many have been convinced that both RS and BD were “motivated”. Those days, the number of news channels were fewer. If you are wondering where Arnab Goswami was during the 2002 reporting; he was in the studios doing the pimping for the ground reporting for the other two. Since then I have called this trio the lowest BAR (Barkha, Arnab, Rajdeep) in TV journalism.Following the 2002 episode NDTV grew wealthy enough to break from Star News and launch a channel under their brand. I don’t know how they got the funds. Do you? And despite consistent losses over the years NDTV survives. That story will come out someday. Since then Prannoy, Barkha and Rajdeep have become exceptionally wealthy. RS and BD were also showered with Padma awards by SoniaG’s govt for their glorious services during Kandahar and Gujarat 2002. A day will come when the story of 2002 will not haunt Modi but many in the MSM and other filthy NGOs. The Holy Ghost also comes in the form of truth. And that truth will first piss them off.