Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Orwell in Burma-2

.....the shooting of the elephant. The owner was furious, but he was only an Indian and could do nothing. Besides, legally I had done the right thing, for a mad elephant has to be killed, like a mad dog, if its owner fails to control it...
....Among the Europeans opinion was divided. The older men said I was right, the younger men said it was a damn shame to shoot an elephant for killing a coolie, because an elephant was worth more than any damn Coringhee coolie...
....I often wondered whether any of the others grasped that I had done it solely to avoid looking a fool......
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George Orwell has a fascinating account of how imperialism corrupts people, both the ruler and the ruled.

It is a good thing to remember while we see imperialism making a come-back ranging from softly softly (Thailand) to stone women to death harshly (Iraqi Caliphate).

Thoughts on Palesrael


7 for 74

"There are good bowlers, and there are poor bowlers. Then there's 500 feet of crap, and then there's Ishant Sharma"......."Behind every successful batsman there is a Kamran Akmal, but in front of them is Ishant Sharma".....


(Turkish Czar) Recep Tayyip Erdogan once noted that - “The minarets are our bayonets, the domes our helmets, the mosques our barracks and the faithful our army.” Of course he was too modest to say this but we suspect some of his followers/fans may have worship-fully cried out - "Erdogan is our Caliph."


India is not blessed with too much military or ideological prowess (thankfully) but there is one indestructible weapon: the short ball from Ishant Sharma. The missile when launched will not be intercepted by any agency, not even the Iron Dome. The only problem is when the missile mis-directs and destroys its own. 


Still when you wait 28 years to win a test match at the Lord's (and 3 years presently without an overseas test victory) you have to give the Ishant Sharma jokes a rest (temporarily).  The next test kicks-off in Southampton in 5 days. May the best side win!!!
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"LOL is Ishant Sharma's middle name."

Bangalore, 2007. India have made 626. Pakistan are 96 overs into their innings and every batsman has made a double-figure score. There have already been three hundreds and a double-hundred. A teen, more like a young boy, with more hair than any human needs and an extremely prominent Adam's apple, comes on to bowl.


Bathuk-Amma (Telengana)

"Its been a long hard journey since my comeback to tennis from my third surgery when my career seemed to be over.. It is a very satisfying feeling to have bounced back...and to be ranked top-5..."
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Bathukamma is a celebration of women (see below), a festival of flowers in the honor of Mother Goddess. 



While America awaits a Madam President in 2016, the new-born Indian state of Telengana is already blessed with a Madam Ambassador, a living Goddess no less. 


She has rare talent (and beauty), and we feel she will serve her native land just as well as her native game. 
It is our request to Amma - kindly consider gifting the 1CR ($160,000) fee for the empowerment of women of Telengana. That would be an answer to so many prayers.
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Monday, July 21, 2014

The Marwaris

....Marwaris..as bankers and financiers to the great Mughal dynasty.....Historically the managers of India’s premodern “bazaar economy” and the book-keepers and funders of kings, the Marwaris were slowly drawn into the world powers’ battles for control of Indian trade.....Between 1718 and 1730, the East India Company took an average credit of Rs. 4 lakh per year from Jagat Seth....

15 Lakhs rupees line of credit from Jagat Seth to the French East India company in 1757!!!! 
Does anybody know how much money that is today?? No doubt we all want to be Marwaris (dream on).
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There are perhaps few international forums which are free from commentary reflecting on the unscrupulous nature of Jews, how they actually "control the world" with 30 (billion) pieces of silver.

It is high time that people got to know the businessmen (baniya) community from India. The hatred that a Jew attracts on a global scale will look and sound familiar to a Marwari in South Asia. Everyone hates them, especially the (pseudo) intellectual super-caste folks from Bengal and the South, who dominate Indian media.

The typical sentiment that we have heard and read about in countless novels, plays, and movies is as follows. Our land was the golden land. Gradually it got tainted with  the arrival of the Marwaris. They sucked the country dry. They preyed on our innocent women. They have no morals and ethics, all they know is the value of money. They are also religious nut-jobs who will deny non-vegetarians a roof over their heads. All the politicians are in bed with  them. The old glory will return only when we finish them all off, when we can make shoes for the poor with the skin of the baniyas.
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As anyone who has ever studied business in India knows, the country does not offer a level playing field for new entrepreneurs. Not only does the large, if slowly crumbling, scaffolding of India’s socialist heyday allow government and encrusted special dispensations of various kinds to inhibit competition, but there also seems to be a deeply ingrained bias among Indians themselves about who is capable of doing business and who is not.