Date: 05 Jun 2010


Perhaps you don't know the Indians./////////////////// The Indians will feel frustrated, angry, dissatisfied, jump, leap, lash out at one another, start the fast, break the fast and go on doing so for a millennium while raising shouts, cries and wails but will they UNITE to bring about a change? NO. ///////////////// Take a THOUSAND sheep and put a wolf in their middle. See the reaction. The sheep will jump. bleat, be scarred, show terror, leap about, jump and then be resigned and put their mouths to grass while the wolf is taking one at a time and the vultures overhead are taking two at a time till they are the size of an elephant and the sheep reduced to two chewed bones, one spat out by the wolf, the other dropped by the vulture.//////////////// I wish I could have a better idea of the Indians./////////////// And could I have a better idea of their armed forces? SORRY, NO.///////////// They watched, rested and SLEPT while the enemy conquered FIVE provinces overnight and North Kashmir, too, at dawn. /////////////// On Day 1 of so-called Independence the face of Indian army was tarred in BLACK. Since then they are subordinate to baboos or baboons as I prefer to call them, jumping into political correctness. Can you tell the difference? ////////////// O yes, there is a ray of hope. there is a promise of deliverance: A FOREIGN POWER. ////////////// Arabs appeared in 712, the Turks in 1192, the French, the Portuguese and the British thereafter, and finally, Thank God, Sonia Maino from Italy.////////////// For peace and law & order the Indians need a FOREIGNER. The Indians got used to Muslim sword, British gun, and now, they love Sonia's smile. ////////////// I hope you don't agree. It's typical of you to read my communications with eyes closed and then open them to say, "I will report you to CIA."///////////// Pardon my liberties. Being an Indian I AM IN COMA, TOO. You cannot hold me responsible if I abuse the female President, the female Chairperson of Congress Party and the female Chief Minister of Delhi State. Sonia feels it easy to deal with females. Hence the Supreme Commander is a female, too, who is out of action for 3 to 4 days every month when the Indian armed forces observe a cease fire. //////////////// 6 June 10///////////// By the way, have you heard that a high ranking female in the banana republic has asked Britain to return the KOH-I-NOOR diamond to India that was looted from LAHORE long years before Lahore was itself looted by smart Mohammed ali Jinnah. Pandit JL Nehru then embraced Jinnah crying, "Hindu Muslim Bhai Bhai!" and then made everyone sing the same before starting with baboon gibberish of "Hindi Cheeni Bhai Bhai!"///////////// We shouldn't really laugh at the baboons in coma. Should we?////////////// And by the way, Sonia has gone to court to ban a book by a Spanish author who wondered as to why she is learning Hindi when all her servants can speak Italian quite well.///////////// Good night at 1.30 a.m. June 6, 2010. ////////////// Anniversary of the Sikhs' D-Day 1984, and Allies D-Day in 1944. The Sikhs killed India and the Allies killed Hitler. ////////////// See the connection? NO, you won't if you, too, are in coma./////////// ===================/////////// In a message dated 05/06/2010 20:25:10 GMT Standard Time, XXXXXXXXXXXXX.com writes:.......... Read the following article......... " Is the nation in a coma ? " ................. India's biggest enemies are not our neighbours, Pakistan and China......like our politicians would like us to believe. India's biggest enemy is our corrupt politicians who are only trying to distract attention from themselves while they loot the country dry. ////////////////// Seventy eight per cent of our massive population of over a billion live on less than 20 rupees a day. Where is all this new found wealth that our politicians and newspapers are screeming about ? ///////////// Yes, we see a a lot of construction in the big cities, a lot of new cars, a lot of new malls and shopping centres but this is to be enjoyed by just a few.........less than half the urban population: the other half live in the slums. ///////////// The disparity between the "haves" and the "have-nots" is so glaring that the "haves" prefer to pretend the the "have-nots" dont even exist, The situation is ripe for a revolution ....... and the "haves"....the "chosen few"...... would shout you down if you even dare say so. /////////////// But it is already happening. The revolution is already well on the way. All that they lack is a few good leaders who can galvanise the splintered mob into a fighting force .......and before long this will happen. ////////////// Our politicians call them " Naxalites" or "Maoists" and dismiss them as "tribals", to be dealt with by para-military forces. Slowly but surely they are beginning to realise that the situation is getting out of hand and they want the armed forces to get involved. This is just the beginning of the problem. The Armed Forces are there to deal with any external aggressors, i.e. Pakistan and China, and not to deal with unarmed civilian population who are merely fighting for their rights that has been stolen from them by these same corrupt politicians. ///////////////// India is ripe for revolution. I can see this happening soon. Twenty two per cent of the population cannot bask in glory while the other seventy eight per cent has to be content just looking on. They too want a piece of the action. Its a frightening thought. ///// XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ////////////// Is the nation in a coma? //////////////// -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- //////////////// Europeans believe that Indian leaders are too blinded by new wealth and deceit to comprehend that the day will come when the have-nots will hit the streets. ///////////// -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- //////////////// date:31/05/2010 ///// A few days ago I was in a panel discussion on mergers and acquisitions in Frankfurt, Germany, organised by Euroforum and The Handelsblatt, one of the most prestigious newspapers in German-speaking Europe.////////// The other panellists were senior officials of two of the largest carmakers and two top insurance companies — all German multinationals operating in India. ///////////// The panel discussion was moderated by a professor from the esteemed European Business School. The hall had an audience that exceeded a hundred well-known European CEOs. I was the only Indian. ///////////// After the panel discussion, the floor was open for questions. That was when my “moment of truth” turned into an hour of shame, embarrassment — when the participants fired questions and made remarks on their experiences with the evil of corruption in India. /////////////// The awkwardness and humiliation I went through reminded of The Moment of Truth, the popular Anglo-American game. The more questions I answered truthfully, the more the questions get tougher. Tougher here means more embarrassing./////////////// European disquiet//////////////// Questions ranged from “Is your nation in a coma?”, the corruption in judiciary, the possible impeachment of a judge, the 2G scam and to the money parked illegally in tax havens. ////////////////// It is a fact that the problem of corruption in India has assumed enormous and embarrassing proportions in recent years, although it has been with us for decades. The questions and the debate that followed in the panel discussion was indicative of the European disquiet. At the end of the Q&A session, I surmised Europeans perceive India to be at one of those junctures where tripping over the precipice cannot be ruled out. ///////////////// Let me substantiate this further with what the European media has to say in recent days. //////////////// In a popular prime-time television discussion in Germany, the panellist, a member of the German Parliament quoting a blog said: “If all the scams of the last five years are added up, they are likely to rival and exceed the British colonial loot of India of about a trillion dollars.” ////////////// Banana Republic /////////////// One German business daily which wrote an editorial on India said: “India is becoming a Banana Republic instead of being an economic superpower. To get the cut motion designated out, assurances are made to political allays. Special treatment is promised at the expense of the people. So, Ms Mayawati who is Chief Minister of the most densely inhabited state, is calmed when an intelligence agency probe is scrapped. The multi-million dollars fodder scam by another former chief minister wielding enormous power is put in cold storage. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chairs over this kind of unparalleled loot.” ///////////////// An article in a French newspaper titled “Playing the Game, Indian Style” wrote: “Investigations into the shadowy financial deals of the Indian cricket league have revealed a web of transactions across tax havens like Switzerland, the Virgin Islands, Mauritius and Cyprus.” In the same article, the name of one Hassan Ali of Pune is mentioned as operating with his wife a one-billion- dollar illegal Swiss account with “sanction of the Indian regime”. ////////////// A third story narrated in the damaging article is that of the former chief minister of Jharkhand, Madhu Koda, who was reported to have funds in various tax havens that were partly used to buy mines in Liberia. “Unfortunately, the Indian public do not know the status of that enquiry,” the article concluded. ///////////////// “In the nastiest business scam in Indian records (Satyam) the government adroitly covered up the political aspects of the swindle — predominantly involving real estate,” wrote an Austrian newspaper. “If the Indian Prime Minister knows nothing about these scandals, he is ignorant of ground realities and does not deserve to be Prime Minister. If he does, is he a collaborator in crime?”///////////// The Telegraph of the UK reported the 2G scam saying: “Naturally, India's elephantine legal system will ensure culpability, is delayed.”/////////////// Blinded by wealth////////////// This seems true. In the European mind, caricature of a typical Indian encompasses qualities of falsification, telling lies, being fraudulent, dishonest, corrupt, arrogant, boastful, speaking loudly and bothering others in public places or, while travelling, swindling when the slightest of opportunity arises and spreading rumours about others. The list is truly incessant. ////////////// My father, who is 81 years old, is utterly frustrated, shocked and disgruntled with whatever is happening and said in a recent discussion that our country's motto should truly be Asatyameva Jayete. ///////////////// Europeans believe that Indian leaders in politics and business are so blissfully blinded by the new, sometimes ill-gotten, wealth and deceit that they are living in defiance, insolence and denial to comprehend that the day will come, sooner than later, when the have-nots would hit the streets. /////////////// In a way, it seems to have already started with the monstrous and grotesque acts of the Maoists. And, when that rot occurs, not one political turncoat will escape being lynched. /////////////// The drumbeats for these rebellions are going to get louder and louder as our leaders refuse to listen to the voices of the people. Eventually, it will lead to a revolution that will spill to streets across the whole of India, I fear. /////////////// Perhaps we are the architects of our own misfortune. It is our sab chalta hai (everything goes) attitude that has allowed people to mislead us with impunity. No wonder Aesop said. “We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to high office.” /////////////////// (The author is former Europe Director, CII, and lives in Cologne, Germany. blfeedback@thehindu .co.in.) /////////////// URL: http://www.thehindu businessline. com/2010/ 05/31/stories/ 2010053150300900 .htm /////////////// 000000000