Tuesday, November 26, 2013

26/11 The Siege - All Pain, Nothing Gained



Many may have seen disaster movies like ‘The Poseidon’ ( a remake of ‘The Poseidon adventure’) or ‘The towering inferno’ or the Indian disaster movie ‘The burning train’. The common theme in these and similar disaster movies is people from different backgrounds with different stories coming together at a party or a journey. Newlyweds, old parents visiting, honeymooners, rich men and women come to throw their money around, politicians, criminals, long lost friends, relatives meeting up again and, of course, the staff. Then disaster strikes by accident or design and then the story is about how each of the characters react, cling to life, make up for their sins, value relationships again. Some die, some are saved. There are heroes and there are bums.

One of my least read posts is “Indian media’s top 5 prayers”. Although the prayers-list is not exhaustive it serves as a guide for me on the behavioural patterns of our media celebs and reporters. Their biggest excitement seems to come from the answer to one of these prayers. Anchors rush to courts like the Aarushi-verdict or to the Phailin cyclone spots in Orissa. They rush to terror-incident spots like on 26/11. Once the event or tragedy is over they return to the studios and blabber with assorted morons but don’t dig deeper into the incidents and tragedies. The Uttarakhand story was forgotten in just a few days. They don’t like that part of the job (The only story they seem to remember in the last 1786 years is Gujarat 2002). And then Rajdeep Sardesai asks the dumb question why it takes an outsider. I had to rap Numero Uno with the reply that Indian media celebs warm their bottoms in studios. Researching and writing requires getting out and doing some honest journalism. It requires patience and the urge to seek the truth. It requires waiting outside offices and standing in lines; something people like Rajdeep and his ‘Hammam’ aren’t used to. This is why foreigners with an obsession do that job.

Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark released their book “The Siege” about 26/11  a month back and it was discussed widely in the media. The authors have traced the people, their backgrounds, their deaths and their lives. The book is written through a timeline of those who became victims of the terrorist attack at multiple spots but particularly The Taj hotel. As in the disaster movies I mentioned, the authors bring in the characters from different backgrounds and different purposes and how they lived through hell for 3 nights and 3 days. 166 of them did not make it. It is not a ring-side view of the tragedy. It is a view from ‘inside’ the ring from those who shared the suffering. These include people who were acting to counter the attack; the Police and the NSG. There is no happy ending.

We’re all gonna die someday. Death is a certain uncertainty or an uncertain certainty. Most of us would like to choose how we die. It is impossible for those who weren’t inside the ring to feel what they felt or experience it. We may try but not even be able to understand their experience. We can empathise or sympathise with their suffering and their loss. Here’s a clip that might help understanding what it feels to be inside (Video 35 seconds):

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There are two guys waving some shirt or garment as a distress flag in the clip above; one jumps off the building. There’s a woman feeling the heat of being burned. The book by Levy and Scott-Clark is written like a script to one of those disaster movies. There aren’t too many great revelations but it is more of a human story rather than a terror and intrigue story. Here are some selective passages from the book that I thought make important reading on what happened. The references in brackets at the end of each quote are from the paperback edition.

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26/11 - About thoughts and actions of Rakesh Maria (JC) who had handled the 1993 blasts case:

Fidayeen rules were in play. They learn and adapt. We stagnate, squabble and steal from one another. Maria wondered if this force of 40,000, protecting a city of 13 million – well below the UN recommended minimum – was even capable of getting a grip on the crisis… At 22.40 he made an entry in the Control Room diary: “I have spoken to the Chief Secretary. We need the National Security Guard or the army to help us deal with this. This was the state’s call and it was still dithering. Then Maria had a 1993 moment. This felt like a nation waging war against Mumbai and in Maria’s opinion Pakistan was the obvious candidate. (Ch.3, Pg. 85)

27/11 - About thoughts of  JC Rajvardhan, one of the first to be at the site at Taj:

The JC made himself a wager: there would no inquiry worth its salt. This was not UK or the US, where a powerful commission would bear down on every institution. The establishment would thwart any such investigation. No one would put their head above the parapet and afterwards the old, inefficient, corrupt regime would continue to rule the roost. (Ch.7, Pg. 195)

27/11 - Mike Pollack, a foreigner, observes:

All around him mobile phone screens glowed in the darkness. Some of the conversations made him feel like his teeth were getting drilled, including that of an Indian MP, who seemed to be giving a live TV interview. ‘We are in a special part of the hotel on the first floor called the Chambers. There are more than 200 important people: business leaders and foreigners’. Pollack whispered to Anjali: ‘Can you believe it? This f*****g idiot MP is blabbering our exact locations to CNN or something’. Friends in the US began texting to say that the Indian MP’s interview already being reported. A siege had just become something far more deadly. (Ch. 7, Pg. 209)

Authors: Afterword on examining police records in Mumbai:

But once we had begun trawling through the evidence the opposite seemed true. While the 9/11 commission of inquiry in the United States enlisted a ten-man bi-partisan board of politicians to probe every facet of the attacks, and the 7/7 inquiries in London spent six months recording every detail and witness statement, 26/11 received only a cursory grilling from the Pradhan Commission, a two-man panel formed in Mumbai on 30 December 2008 to explore the ‘war-like’ attacks on the city… Pradhan exonerated Mumbai’s police force, although it did accuse Police Commissioner Hassan Gafoor of failing to be visible. Even these weak words were rejected by the state legislature. Gafoor, who responded by blaming other senior officers for the mistakes of 26/11, died of a heart attack in Breach Candy hospital in 2012, by which time the majority of the Pradhan Commission’s recommendations to better detect future attacks (and thwart them) had still not been implemented. (Pg. 278)

Authors: Afterword on the govt delays:

The Black Cats created a forensic account of every minute wasted and submitted it to the Home Ministry. It is an astonishing document that still makes soldiers angry and details how a combined task force was unofficially mobilized at 10.05pm on Wednesday, 26 November 2008, just twenty two minutes after the first shots were fired in Leopold’s. By 10.30 pm , the Black Cats were ready to deploy to the technical area of Palam airstrip, but it would take another seventy minutes for the Cabinet Secretary, the highest civil servant in the land, to contact the NSG chief, Jyoti Dutt, warning of a mobilization without giving the go-ahead or revealing transport arrangements. (Pg. 284)

Authors: Afterword on Black Cats (NSG):

From Delhi it took more than two and a half flying hours to reach most other cities. The NSG proposed creating four regional hubs, but the proposals went unanswered. So did a second report advising the ministry that the Black Cats were ‘limping along’ because of corruption and lethargy in procurement. Presently the men were ‘woefully ill-equipped’. Applications for lightweight boots, Kevlar helmets and modern body armour, as well as hands-free communications sets, were in limbo. They were short of high-powered thermal-imaging units; their lightweight ladders dated from 1985; and they had no useable night vision devices, with one ministry official conceding that the NSG was ‘as good as blind’ and ‘could only work efficiently during daylight’. When the Black Cats flew into Mumbai it was a triumph of men over machinery, chief Dutt reflected to us. (Pg. 286)

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Quoting any more would be a dis-service to the authors. Do remember there was someone in Delhi in the corridors of govt who is reported to have fed information to the ISI and who has been given the codename “Honeybee” by the authors. This Honeybee had probably relayed all the holes and weaknesses in our defences that the authors cite to the handlers of the terrorists. The authors mention the Indian media’s poor reportage and feeding terrorists only mildly. It doesn’t take a wizard to know the ISI and Pakistan were behind the attacks. Even the ‘Dehati Aurat’ knows that. The govt’s response and subsequent measures to counter terrorism doesn’t demand much to applaud. The terrorists are not only from across the border but also within our land; in sleeper cells, various govts and, particularly, in the media. Even our counter-terror policies are dictated by religion and “Sickularism” and not by security concerns for the people and the country. Nothing has been learned.

Rajdeep’s tweet was ignorant hypocrisy but he means well. He sometimes thinks better when he is off TV. He is not entirely accurate, though, when he says there are no Indian writers and researchers who write “our” story. There are some who wrote some articles claiming “revelations” about 26/11 (Like a Scumbagini from Tehelka who wrote a grand conspiracy which the rag quietly deleted later because it was as spurious as Tarun Tejpal) and there is at least one who researched very deep and came up with an answer to who was behind the whole attack on Mumbai and India. You see, the Hindus are upset that India has progressed far ahead of Pakistan. They are upset that we are still a democracy. They are upset that the Taj Hotel, an architectural beauty, is still standing. The Hindus want to destroy it all. That is what one moron called Aziz Burney tried to imply in the very Indian book “26/11 – An RSS Conspiracy”. And there is the Congress “Liar-in-Chief” Digvijaya Singh, of the Congress party, approving and releasing the book at a function. Alongside him are scumbags like Mahesh Bhatt whose son, Rahul Bhatt, was one of the bimbos exploited by David Headley.

In “The Siege” the authors narrate how Uncle Zaki (of LeT) tells the terror recruits who were to attack Mumbai how India has progressed at the cost of Muslims. How Muslims in India and Pakistan are suffering and their condition must be avenged to please Allah. That when the recruits die their faces will glow, they will have made Allah happy and they will go to paradise. Welcome to hell, this IS paradise! There have been many terror attacks since 26/11 and the Indian govt has shown no inclination whatsoever to hound and clean up terrorist sleeper cells. The Home Minister writes to CMs not to arrest Muslims. Of course, the morons will keep telling you terror has no religion. And when leaders and ordinary people withstand these terror attacks they call it a conspiracy too (Miracle at Gandhi Maidan). As long as terror sympathisers are within our land there will be a bigger 26/11 attempted. There’s nothing learned; all pain and no gain.



47 comments :

  1. Proud to to be the first one commenting. Its been 5 years and dont know how many dossiers sent to our friendly neighbour. But life goes on. As mentioned in yesterday's article by Jaggi, the financial condition of India is being poisoned so that next Govt will struggle. Along with financial condition of India, this is one more area where we might see increased activities and lot of Honey Bees will try and make the situation worse in terrorism.

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  2. Lest we forget....immediately after the attack, the then CM (RIP) was accompanied by a film-maker to the Taj!!! MSM called it "disaster tourism" and ended it there. Can it get more ridiculous?? This CM was then elevated to the rank of a Cabinet Ministers few months later. Not only that, action by the then government was window-dressed by sacking the Maha HM, only to be later re-instated again as HM. He is the same guy who said that such incidents keep happening in big cities. Spineless?? Like I tweeted earlier, public memory in India is short except when it comes to celebrities, stars and cricket(ers).
    And yes, for whatever it was worth, I remember NaMo rushing to the spot, his cavalcade was near the Air India building. I guess he must have felt helpless then.

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  3. They r playing dossier - dossier
    Why else. To expect frm third class journalists and even worse netas

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  4. Well all I can say here is the tolerance which we hindus are used to which is considered as our positive side but has become with time into a negative as we are used to these kind of attacks and still see the attackers as our brothers and tolerate them even more to attack us again and again with no retaliation or at the most we will not play cricket with them and that too for six months and even with these kind of continuous attacks someday we will believe that we hindus / RSS are to be blamed that it is our fault that we could not convince our brothers to not attck us!!!!!!!!! BUT TIME HAS COME WHEN WE HAVE TO UNITE AND PUT OUR SO CALLED SECULAR POLITICAL CONGRESS SLAVES UPSIDE DOWN AND TEACH THE NOTORIOUS BROTHER AND HIS ASSOCIATES LIKE DIGGY, RAJDEEP, BARKHA, GANDHI'SNEHRU'S A LESSON....WE HAVE TO UNITE NOW AS NAMO SAYS....

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    1. Gaurav, agree with ur tolerance aspect and about our getting together. Now this entire slave group is fearing if NAMO comes he will dismantle everything and this gives them jitters. As earlier quoted by Ravinar in one article FEAR is far more dangerous than reality. So the SLAVES fear is something good for us

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    2. Tolerance is something that has always been fundamental to our ethos and something to be proud of. But it is not tolerance that is responsible for our lack of will to put the enemy down, it is an unholy mixture of ambivalence, the bullshit pseudo-Christian self-indulgent Gandhian notion of turning the other cheek, and maybe even some measure of cowardice on the part of a few.

      Our ancient values suggest that when faced with adharma and there is no hope of peaceful resolution, we must do what is necessary to neutralise it, re-establish dharma and protect the people. If that means war, then it means war. But we are ruled by wolves in sheep clothing, politicians and their subverted institutions, who care nothing for our civilisational values and want to destroy it. Therein lies the crux of the problem.

      There is much hope that Modi will indicate a turn-around and start us back on the path of recovery. But as I have said many times, for him to be remembered throughout history as a successful, great leader, it also means relentlessly pursuing and destroying the many forces arrayed against us. Simply suppressing them temporarily, only to return later, will not do.

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    3. Even Mahatma Gandhi realized that his non-violence method would not have worked against uncivilized regime like Hitler's regime. We are presently dealing with equally uncivilized enemy.

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  5. In my opinion people don't really care about the details, that's why i think journalism like this exist. They sell only enough what people need to know, that's why we have high paying and glamorous once in the hot seat, lecturing us every day and also that's how we have been taught as well, don't bother about the details since kinder-garden through high school to graduation and after that.
    Couple of months back one of the lecturer said these days every one wants to do research without really knowing or willing to learn the basics. He says this is the state of most of the educational institution, wonder why it looks to me everything is going backward.
    If Bollywood celebrities were involved in this attack, people would have been more curious and interested to know about it, and probably much more people would be interested to read about it and updated themselves on whats happening, people forget their life is a script.
    John Steinbeck mentions something like how we as members society care only about our status and materialism, willing to spend on stupid things when fellow citizens goes hungry every day. Well i am not excluding myself from this either.
    Also hindu, muslim, christian.. etc etc dont make a difference, everyone is part of the same circus.

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  6. PTI New Delhi, November 23, 2013 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday asked security forces to remain "scrupulously bipartisan" in probing terror cases so that people do not lose faith in the professionalism of investigative agencies and the secular nature of country's polity --- when naxalites behead a constable - they (naxalite) are "our people" - when enemy beheads our soldier - we serve biriyani - when terrorist kill innocent people, try to create stampede -we remain busy with the glamour world - and now such comment! still there is no dearth of people whose favourite pass time is romanticising with some exceptions and demoralising those people who are responsible for our sweet dreams at night.

    Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark - i've not seen their work. but, i have seen and read ananlysis and research of that incident by our own people(one ex-NSG and one ex-army). their versions are not less frightening and worrisome.

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  7. "Hindus are upset that India has progressed far ahead of Pakistan"

    It's is just a part of the story as per our intellectuals.

    To destroy it Hindus teamed with Muslims in Pakistan, Oppressed minorities (read Naxalites) from hinterland and fought a war against their own people who again where Hindus, Muslims, Christians etc. If Kekule had been alive today he need not have dreamt structure of Benzene. These intellectual texts would have provided the relevant inspiration (dream of a snake eating itself)

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    1. @SNS

      That line you quote is meant as sarcasm... dont read it to be true..

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    2. Ravinar,

      You are an MS (Master in Sarcasm) ;-)

      I got the sarcasm, just that I extended the logic and lo behold you get a classic "lintelluctual" masterpiece.

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    3. Sorry,

      "lintelluctual" should be spelt "lintellectual". "l" stays and represents left liberal.

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    4. "Lintellectual" is a super new word. Must stay and hence will use it liberally. Hope you wont mind it.

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  8. Just look at the slow progress of Karnataka Congress Govt in capturing the criminal who attacked the lady manager of the bank at Bangalore ATM. Any guess why there is no progress, despite clinching video evidence showing the criminal's face? The criminal should be a sickular man.

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  9. Again I repost CIA warning report on increase in muslim population:

    CIA: The World Fact Book (2007).

    As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:

    United States — Muslim 1.0%
    Australia — Muslim 1.5%
    Canada — Muslim 1.9%
    China — Muslim 1%-2%
    Italy — Muslim 1.5%
    Norway — Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:

    Denmark — Muslim 2%
    Germany — Muslim 3.7%
    United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
    Spain — Muslim 4%
    Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.

    They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. (United States ).

    France — Muslim 8%
    Philippines — Muslim 5%
    Sweden — Muslim 5%
    Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
    The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
    Trinidad &Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

    When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions ( Paris –car-burnings) . Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats ( Amsterdam – Mohammed cartoons).

    Guyana — Muslim 10%
    India — Muslim 13.4%
    Israel — Muslim 16%
    Kenya — Muslim 10%
    Russia — Muslim 10-15%

    After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:


    Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

    At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:

    Bosnia — Muslim 40%
    Chad — Muslim 53.1%
    Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

    From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:

    Albania — Muslim 70%
    Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
    Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
    Sudan — Muslim 70%

    After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:

    Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
    Egypt — Muslim 90%
    Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
    Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
    Iran — Muslim 98%
    Iraq — Muslim 97%
    Jordan — Muslim 92%
    Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
    Pakistan — Muslim 97%
    Palestine — Muslim 99%
    Syria — Muslim 90%
    Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
    Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
    United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%

    100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace — there’s supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:

    Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
    Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
    Somalia — Muslim 100%
    Yemen — Muslim 99.9%

    Of course, that’s not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.

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    1. @AAR

      Your comment doesnt have much relevance to the post but still letting it be. Although, I must point out that the CIA has nothing to do with what you have quoted. The quote is from a book by Peter Hammond.

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    2. wow! great statistics.

      qatar - 77.5%, UAE - 96%. i was under the impression that these countries are 100% muslim countries! ( i mean their citizens not expats). but here we have got some different figures?
      but why care to explain. just dish out some numbers copied from some rubbish website. let it go around the web.

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    3. @Ravinar: In my opinion, 26/11 (Godhra, Mumbai blasts, Coimbatore blasts, Muzzafar riot, Modi rally blasts, Bangalore blasts) itself is due to Islam thats why pasted (from USA forum) this statistics on the danger of muslim population.

      @k.rahman: Pls check Wiki on population stats of qatar or uae.

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    4. instead of asking me to check why dont you do some research before posting some numbers copied from god knows which website.

      you have a computer, you have internet access and you also know ctrl+c and ctrl+v. so all that you need is a place to paste.
      read and know something about what you are copying.

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    5. What he means is wherever muslims are, there we have trouble.

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    6. @cupid - well said. may be your non muslim friends in qatar and uae can confirm this.

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    7. @ k.rahman. Your perversity perplexes. Its not only you but your whole community of muslims. In Qatar & UAE, muslims are the host and non-muslims are expatriates. If the situation were reversed, you muslims would attack the hosts and try to gain a stronger foothold by crying victimhood and approaching UNHRC for human rights violations - whereas you muslims would be the trouble makers in the first place. When you get it back with interest, you would cry being victims.

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  10. Over 500 years of Muslim rule, 200 years of British and now 55 years of my own people! How, in the name of God, we let this happen? All I can do is weep and now, wait and see if this one person can help me realise my glorious heritage. I am so absolutely ashamed of myself.

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    1. @Vikram, Where did you get that information from ? From Hamid Zaid of Pakistan or NCERT textbooks or from Wikipedia. It is not true.

      You can visit some of the blogs written by Capt Ajit Vadakayil. There is not reason to feel inferior or ashamed of yourself.

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    2. Oh for God's sake. I do not feel inferior at all. I wish to stand and be counted. I have been silent for far too long. And now when I see some one having the courage to actually shout out that my heritage was and is continuing to be plundered in the name of some god forsaken secularism, I wish to extend an active support.

      I do not know this Capt Ajit Vadakayil nor do I need to get education from any of the other ones you mention, thank you very much.

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    3. Agreed and understood. Voting out the Italian Godmother and her two kids out of power during 2014 elections is the only way to save our culture, religion, heritage and this Country.

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    4. Just to highlight, in my opinion we have not been ruled by our own people even after the British left. Leftists/commies, pseudo-secularists and disguised Christians do not qualify as "our people". We are yet to be properly freed from slavery.

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  11. Ravinar, I've just started reading your articles. You are awesome. Really glad that you are one of the 'few good men' out there. You have a great insight into what you are writing and a damn good humor which is so refreshing. We should get coffee sometime. I think we would get along!! Keep up the good work...

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  12. Ravinar...your articles are like an oasis in this desert of falsehoods. Thanks for your tireless effort!

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  13. 26/11 an RSS conspiracy- any updates on that? After the court verdict on Kasab, did the author or Digvijay Singh or Mahesh Bhat came with any updated version or not? Or their silense tells about their acceptance of RSS conspiracy till now? Any idea?

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  14. A very good point on the shortcomings of journalism that I came across was this - Journalism/journalists focus on events and not on processes. For example, journalists will quickly go to a trouble-spot (like Mumbai on 26/11) and cover it, but will not focus on the process that led to it. This shift in focus can lead to a tremendous change in the impact journalism has on society

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  15. What can I say? The quality and the content of your blogs overwhelm me always.Here you are serving the country incognito and then there are "scumbags" like Rajdeep,Digvijay Singh and their "hammami" tribe who are bent on destroying India and Indian faith.
    It is amazing how you can write so in-depth on varied subjects almost on daily basis!!
    you need to start charging fee for these superb essays.
    I will be the first one to contribute
    May God Bless You always

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  16. Dear Ravinar, The only reason why 26/11 gained attention of the sickulars and the pseudo-intellectuals was because of some of the targets - Taj and Oberoi. If Kasab and gang had come and massacred the same number of people @ CST and other public places, it would've been discussed for some time and forgotten. With the Taj and Oberoi attacks, the sickulars suddenly realised that they could also be victims! Terrorism had come to their doorstep! I am a part of an e-group of a slightly elitist institution and there were no concerns expressed when Lajpat Nagar and blasts in other markets happened. Those would be the last places where members would be caught shopping or dining! But when Taj happened, there were a flurry of mails and deep anguish expressed. What is saddening is that despite 26/11, the smugness of the elite continues and the root causes of terrorism continue to be ignored while fanciful theories of RSS involvement are bandied about.

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    1. The "root cause" of Islamic Terrorism is ISLAM.
      Follow the ANGOLA WAY to end terror.!

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  17. If social awakening was the solution we would have seen the utopia long back. Spiritual awakening is and was always the need of the hour. O' Indian realise your spiritual roots, rise and the enemies of adharma will collapse at your feet.

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  18. Narendra Modi & BJP if they do come to power have an incredibly difficult job, a job of resurrecting this country & making it a safe place for all religions...The divide between us Hindus & muslims are so deep, wonder if any government irrespective of non-appeasement policies they follow will cure the divide that exists today.. Modi not only has to keep these anti national forces within our country @ bay, he also has to ensure that his government hunts down people responsible for Internal & external threats. Guess the media and all those vested interests will be desperate to blame him at every step of the way and try to bring the BJP government down. BJP government will be tested to maximum extent by all these anti national elements within India & vested interests outside India..

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  20. Dear Ravinar, I have been reading your blog for more than 4 months. quiet interesting. for past 1 month I have been following your twitter. really enjoy your quotes and that too in less than 140 characters. I try to put some comments by addressing to @mediacrooks but when I check in your twitter my comments dont appear. am new to twitter. just wanted to know if my message come to you or not. kindly take some time and reply. Eagerly waiting for your response. Gosh you are like a super star to me. Regards, Kartik Athreya

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  21. Excellent post. A strong sense of nationalism should be part of every Indian and more so, every journalist. This should reflect soundly in cases where the nation's interest are at stake - like during 26/11. Sadly, this comes out like a gaping hole. But you've brought it out well in this post.

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  22. 26/11 is a watershed on our security policies and will to fight.We have failed.Pakistan got away after this serious act of war against us.Congress and assorted secular riff raff chose to do nothing in the mistaken belief that good or improved relations with Pakistan some how are good for garnering Muslim votes.Their chickens are coming home to roost, very soon.Fact that we had Shivraj Patil and have Sushil Kumar Shinde as our home ministers speak volumes on our will to tackle terror.For eg, presently our Hon HM is busy examining the snooping case of Gujarat CM.Many more are trying to fix Amit Shah or Modi in the fake encounter cases.That is their way of fighting terror.
    Less said about media morons,better.Every night they shout ,scream on non issues.None have investigated terror.After 26/11, Pakistan has outsourced its war to IM and other outfits.In case of Modi becoming PM, expect spate of attacks by these cells within.Expect Pakistan to shed crocodile tears and expect MSM and congress cry hoarse for "The failure of Modi government" to prevent/fight terror.

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    1. @Jitender

      Surprisingly Modi's government itself has decided to get the snooping matter inquired under a retired High Court Judge of Gujarat and a retired IAS officer. Now if Cobrapost and Gulail.com happen to be false. They will have nowhere to hide. Link is below for you to read -

      http://deshgujarat.com/2013/11/26/six-terms-of-reference-of-inquiry-commission-on-alleged-securitysurveillance-of-gujarat-woman/

      I do not think this is a matter of worry to Modi now.

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  24. Mr. Ravi
    Its really sad to know that , a knowledgeble person like you has failed to aknowledge that the name "ORISSA" doesnot exist anymore... It is ODISHA... PLEASE RECTIFY THIS MISTAKE...
    You will hardly see any media channel using this incorrect name anymore. So I cant expect this incorrect name to exist in your graet blog atleast !!!

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