20 May, 2019

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Modi – From Prime Of Youth To Prime Minister

By S. Sivathasan

S. Sivathasan

S. Sivathasan

I share some rare photos of Modi a friend of mine sent me. As of now they have scarcity value. Soon they will be commonplace. The images of his saffron clad early years illustrate his search then after truth and reality. His mature image has now captured the minds of all India. From the present transit point he will perhaps go where destiny takes him.

Modi is one among a few noteworthy personages who have left a mark in history. When I look at his early journey I am reminded of the life of Subhas Chandra Bose as recounted in his autobiography. He was from a wealthy family and he was endowed well intellectually. At age 18 came the inevitable curiosity to know reality. He left his home and went ‘guru hunting’ in the Himalayas in caves and jungles. None of the sannyasins satisfied him. Then he returned, read many books avidly and he says gobbled up The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.

Therein he came across a line “Service to humanity and salvation unto you”. He made it his credo in life and set out to live by it. The course to it lay through involvement in politics and the target was India’s independence. Parents sensing danger sent him to Cambridge to do well academically and to secure a place in the ICS. He was successful but refused to sign the pledge to serve the British. He says that he couldn’t give that pledge and yet fight for India’s independence.

image010The similarity one sees is in the search for a noble ideal. Faith lured them both to Mother India. As with Bose, in Modi too there was no turning back. This may explain his austere discipline in food and drink and yoga for relentless work. To see a higher purpose and to realize it, one needs a mentor with a halo. Both Bose and Modi had an exemplar in Swami Vivekananda. “Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached” and “Him I call a Mahatma whose heart bleeds for the poor” were words to stir the youth and to keep them in the grip of idealism.

They responded with their passionate and selfless work. The first we saw in Bose and the next we see in Modi at its full flush. Coincidentally names too are similar. Vivekananda was Narendranath. Modi’s first name is Narendra and a bronze statue is prominently by his side ever to energise and to enthuse.

“The following are some rare pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi living as a sadhu in himalayas in his younger age. According to Lord Krishna, the spiritual knowledge of Bhagavad Gita was originally meant for the raja-rishis, the saintly kings, who would help guide society with that divine knowledge.

 

14 year old Narendra Modi is seen participating in a school play at B. N. High School, Vadnagar, Gujarat, playing the role of 19th century chieftain Jogidas Khuman who waged a principled armed struggle against the then rules of Bhavnagar, Gujarat.

14 year old Narendra Modi is seen participating in a school play at B. N. High School, Vadnagar, Gujarat, playing the role of 19th century chieftain Jogidas Khuman who waged a principled armed struggle against the then rules of Bhavnagar, Gujarat.

evam parampara praptam

imam rajarshayo viduh

– Bhagavad Gita 4.2

“Through the spiritual chain of parampara the saintly kings understood this spiritual knowledge of yoga, union with the divine.”

Let us pray that for the first time modern India will be guided by a raja-rishi, and society will again be governed by dharma.” – So says the sender of the photos.

The concept of ‘Raja – Rishi’ connotes the same one as Plato’s ‘Philosopher King’. When expectations run high among Indians on grounds that are substantive, is it proper to say “His record shows, that he could be a dangerous person”?

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    S. Sivathasan –

    “The course to it lay through involvement in politics and the target was India’s independence. Parents sensing danger sent him to Cambridge to do well academically and to secure a place in the ICS. He was successful but refused to sign the pledge to serve the British. He says that he couldn’t give that pledge and yet fight for India’s independence.”

    It is, really, really funny. India Got independence on August 1947, and Modi born 17 September 1950, 3 years later.

    What am I missing here? Are you talking about his Father?

    Narendra Modi

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narendra_Modi

    Narendra Damodardas Modi (About this sound pronunciation (help·info), born 17 September 1950) is an Indian politician and the prime minister-designate of India, due to be sworn in on 26 May 2014.[1] Modi, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014.

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      Amarasiri,
      You are missing a lot here, my friend ….. You think India’s independence is complete … Not at all!
      Take this as a example … India is used by the west to put wedges between India and all other countries across Asia… India’s past leaders have no idea what’s happening to them by getting advises from the west … Even cavity searches are done for cases which cavities are not at all connected …. This philosophical giant in Asia is just domesticated animal in front of the west … Obedient servant and used left and right … Ask Pakistan how it had been used and abandoned …
      Modi has uphill battle to make India truly independent and make it a beacon in this Asian century ….
      India never had a government until this month … Now there is no oppostion … If the opposition consist of third rate politicians in Tamilnadu, it is much better for India not to have them …. There is a very good chance that these selfish racist Tamil polticians would be exposed and rediculed across India in near future …

      India is getting my respect for the first time in my short life … All upto Modi to take this great country to the height it deserves … But, we have to wait for some more time to see whether he has the guts to put the country in the right path to achieve the genuine INDEPENDENCE and to become true leader across Asia …

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      Dear Amarasiri

      It is very sad that people who are pining for the best for Sri Lanka, are desperate, considering she is the hands of very bad people. In their mind they want to rescue Sri Lanka. Due to helplessness they are clutching at straws.

      So his desperate mindset, takes Sivadasan hostage, and induces a mental confusion between the educational backgrounds of Modi and Subas Chandra Bose, the well known Freedom Fighter.

      By any stretch of the imagination Modi is no Bose. It is a sin even to think that. Due to psychological need to find saviors for Sri Lanka, people like Sivathasan conjure the best attributes for “potential” saviours, Narendra Modi for example, even though his past stinks.

      The mind plays tricks due to the need for emotional anaesthesia. So Sivathasan while writing his article, gets mixed up the education of Subas Chandra Bose with that of the illiterate Modi. This is how the confusion occurred in the Article. Even today does Modi know what Cambridge means?

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        Indra,

        Thanks for the clarification on Bose. I was wondering if Modi was 100 years old and did not look that old.

        Modi Motto: Big Win Small Government

        Vs.

        Rajapaksa Motto: Small Win Big Government

        So, Rajapaksa has too many Shills to be taken care of.

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        Indra, RE: Bose

        “When I look at his early journey I am reminded of the life of Subhas Chandra Bose as recounted in his autobiography. “

        Yes, S. Sivathasan, goes to the memory lane of Bose to compare with Modi. They are two different people at two different times.

        Let’s see who Subosh Chandra Bose was. We was a confused Indian Nationalist, and traitor who wanted to sell British Colonialism to Nazi Colonialism and or Japanese Colonialists. His idea was that I will join even the Devil to get of the British.

        The First Word War was a war between the Imperialists and Colonialists to divide the World. Germany and Turkey lost and the spoils were divided among the winners. World War 2 started when World War 1 ended. The League of Nations was a joke, with Italy invading Libya and Ethiopia and the Spanish Civil War.

        World War 2 was the Second Imperialist and Colonial War, where Germany and Japan wanted a part of the spoils.It is here that Bose, the Traitor, participated. Had Bose’s Axis Allied been successful, we all would not be living today, No Modi, and we all will be speaking Deutsche and Say Hail the Fuhrer or the Emperor in Japanese in German or Japanese.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subhas_Chandra_Bose

        His nationalistic temperament came to light when he was expelled for assaulting Professor Oaten for the latter’s anti-India comments. He later joined the Scottish Church College at the University of Calcutta and passed his B.A. in 1918 in philosophy.[32] Bose left India in 1919 for England with a promise to his father that he would appear in the Indian Civil Services (ICS) Examination. He went to study in Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and matriculated on 19 November 1919. He came fourth in the ICS examination and was selected but he did not want to work under an alien government which would mean serving the British. As he stood on the verge of taking the plunge by resigning from the Indian Civil Service in 1921, he wrote to his elder brother Sarat: “Only on the soil of sacrifice and suffering can we raise our national edifice”.[33] Finally, he resigned from his civil service job on 23 April 1921 and returned to India.[34]

        Subhas Chandra Bose (About this sound listen (help·info); 23 January 1897 – 18 August 1945 (aged 48)[1]) was an Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India, but whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Japan left a troubled legacy.[4][5][6] The honorific Netaji (Hindustani language: “Respected Leader”), first applied to Bose in Germany, by the Indian soldiers of the Indische Legion and by the German and Indian officials in the Special Bureau for India in Berlin, in early 1942, is now used widely throughout India.[7]

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      Yep.. Sivathasan is talking about somebody else… Wiki says he did distance education at Delhi Uni… However, Modi character shows he is a brave man who tries so many different things (compared to people like me who just follow the parents and community direction as the correct path to follow..)

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    There is a lot of hype and expectations on Modi in India just as Obama made a great entry some years back. Yes we can, MODIfication etc. Fact is that things are easier said than done.

    Dreams will remain dreams if realities are not addressed. Can the Gujrat model fit all India? Can a country be modelled on a state with all its complexities and external ramifications. We need to wait and see a few months and years down the line.

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    Mr. Amarasiri
    You have mixed up. Obviously, he refers to Subhas Chandra Bose

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    Ah so much faith in this man.

    In the euphoria of Modi’s resounding election victory all his faults are being brushed over, mostly by writers of Hindu origin, including Mr Sivathasan who is even trying to move Modi into that hallowed imaginary turf of, ‘Raja Rishi’.

    Mr Sivathasan, I hope your absolute faith is not misplaced.

    It is Hindu nationalism that brought Modi to power. Modi may be a seeker of truth (whatever one may imply what ‘truth’ is) and may have been guru hunting in the caves of the Himalayas. Does this mean that he is ‘Raja Rishi’ material?

    The problem lies in the fact that Modi is an ardent Hindu. Violence and Hinduism in India has never been too far apart. And Modi has already tasted violence in its most evil form. In a riot fanned by religious hatred during Modi’s first term as leader of Gujarat over a thousand Muslims were killed. His complicity in that awful tragedy is not a matter of conjecture alone.

    Mr Sivathasan may believe that Modi’s heart will bleed for the poor. I hope Sivathasan Ayyah says will be true and not limited to the Hindu poor but the huge number of Muslim poor and the Dalit poor as well.

    Time will certainly tell.

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      !Violence and Hinduism in India has never been too far apart. !

      BBS Rump if India does not defend Hinduism it is prostitutes like you who would start crusades Islam, Christian Buddhist. That is the true history from the time the only martial race of India – Maratha Army from Sivaji to the last maharaja.

      Who created 9/11 Bush boy Dick and bin larden- the usual crusaders Christian /muslim-
      Roosevelt stole the land on behalf his half brothers the muslims and called it Pakistan east west. Kashmir is still the property of hindu maharaja 9he was a knight of the british raj)
      The muslims and Christian crusaders carry out their conversions and wars even today and you have the oddity to say India is responsible. You arwe the shameless gutter snake isn’t it.
      You are another Goota pimp man with Buddhist conversion mentality and murder.

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      BBS Rep

      “Ah so much faith in this man. In the euphoria of Modi’s resounding election victory all his faults are being brushed over, mostly by writers of Hindu origin, including Mr Sivathasan who is even trying to move Modi into that hallowed imaginary turf of, ‘Raja Rishi’. “

      Yes, people will try to confuse and hide the facts, so that their myths will not be exposed.

      Well, there is some evidence for this. What do the Hindus Want to Hide? The Church wanted to hide the fact that the Earth Rotates on its own axis, and goes around the Sun in an elliptical orbit, like the other planets, but could not. Still 25% of Americans believe in the Myth.

      All who want know more more facts about Hinduism, History and its Myths, List of books banned in India, with the latest.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_books_banned_in_India 2014

      The Hindus: An Alternative History Wendy Doniger An organization called Shiksha Bachao Andolan had brought a civil suit against the publisher, Penguin India, in 2011 for alleged inaccuracies, libel and alleged plagiarism. In early 2014, the publisher agreed to recall and destroy all copies of the book.[78] Can buy from Amazon.com

      http://www.amazon.com/The-Hindus-An-Alternative-History/dp/014311669X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400957519&sr=8-1&keywords=Wendy+Doniger

      The Hindus: An Alternative History Paperback by Wendy Doniger (Author) 196 customer reviews Almost half of all one star reviews occurred in the past few days, and among them only one is an Amazon verified purchaser. It seems there is a concerted effort on bringing the rating down for this book, ever since the book was withdrawn from India.- Looks like Hindu Shills in action and want to hide the myths of Hinduism -Amarasiri

      “Don’t miss this equivalent of a brilliant graduate course froma feisty and exhilarating teacher.” -The Washington Post An engrossing and definitive narrative account of history and myth, The Hindus offers a new way of understanding one of the world’s oldest major religions. Hinduism does not lend itself easily to a strictly chronological account. Many of its central texts cannot be reliably dated within a century; its central tenets arise at particular moments in Indian history and often differ according to gender or caste; and the differences between groups of Hindus far outnumber the commonalities. Yet the greatness of Hinduism lies precisely in many of these idiosyncratic qualities that continues to inspire debate today. This groundbreaking work elucidates the relationship between recorded history and imaginary worlds, the inner life and the social history of Hindus.

      5.0 out of 5 stars I personally am enriched by the book’s perspectives, May 12, 2014 By jana fortier – See all my reviews This review is from:

      The Hindus: An Alternative History (Paperback) The book is a great example of the importance of ancient laws in the contemporary consciousness of anyone interested in Hinduism, as a social order, a moral code, or religious practice. Read it to enjoy the author’s insights as she paints a picture of the major themes and debates about Hinduism. The emphasis on interpreting perspectives of minorities (women, low castes) makes for some memorable moments. I personally am enriched by the book’s perspectives, whether reading from Chapter 2, about Hindu ideas about time… to Ch 19, about Hinduism’s interactions with the Muslim Mughal emperors… to Ch 23, the diaspora of Hindus worldwide. For readers who haven’t studied the basics of Hinduism (in classroom or at home), you may want to shoot over to Google Books to read more descriptions & definitions of Dharma, Karma etc or go read a bit from Hindu classics such as the Laws of Manu, the Arthasasthra (Economics), Rig Vedas, Mahabharata etc.

      By Jayarathina (India) – See all my reviews This review is from: The Hindus: An Alternative History (Hardcover) I began to read this book as a Streisand effect of it being withdrawn in India because of pressure from “some quarters”. To tell the truth I did not find anything bad as they projected in the media. One thing that I greatly admired in this book it that she has given equal importance to south Indian Hinduism. Which is hard to get these days. Most negative criticism this books received are silly ones. This book is an overview of Hinduism not an in-depth analysis. Even though I do not agree with the Author’s interpretation at times, this is over all a great book for understanding India and Hinduism. I have to admit, it is not a easy read for me. But it is worth it. my view of Hinduism will never be the same.

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    Few have commented on the fact Narendra Modi is the first Indian politician to step into the historic Lok Sabha as a first time MP and emerge out of it in hours as undisputed Prime Minister.

    R. Varathan

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      Whats the qualification of Sushma Swaraj to be a foreign minister? asks another north indian.

      Haryana woman civil servants daughter Friend of Passa familial and uses Tamil language as a toy to hoodwink the Punjabis and jail vaiko the TN SC.

      JT’s where are you and where is modi???

      Where is kali koli?? I warned him he knows nothing of India and thinks tamil language and tamil nadu are the only places on earth

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        Sushma Swaraj is the best choice among the 45.
        The new FM would be good for Sri Lanka’s minorities and the opposition. Rajapakses would not be able to fool PM Modi or FM and definitely TN.
        http://www.nation.lk/2010/08/01/news14.htm

        Malinda is the chief editor of the Nation. Lol.

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        Javi you idiot:

        I agree the Sushma is not the right choice but Modi had to pick her to please RSS.

        What is the qualification of your boss MR. He couldn’t even finish his Law Degree. But his CV reads well

        Thug
        Criminal
        Looter
        Liar
        Drunk
        Master of Deception.

        Who could match it. No one.

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    Amarasiri- he is talking about Subash Chandra Bose – not Modi in that sentence.

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    Hello Amarasiri, he is referring to Subhas Chandra Bose. Are you still on planet earth?

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    Amarasiri

    It is not at all funny. Mr. Sivathasan is referring to Mr.Bose when he is writing about Cambridge,ICS Examination and and Indian Independance. He is only trying to show some of the similarities between Mr.Modi and Mr.Bose.Read the article again.

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      Sangar Selva

      “Mr. Sivathasan is referring to Mr.Bose when he is writing about Cambridge,ICS Examination “

      Why Bring only Bose into the article. What about the thousands who who fought for India’s independence and died before Modi was born and confuse the issue?

      Why confuse? Was he trying to get the benefit of the doubt.

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        Amarasiri,
        You are right.

        like chellia kumarasoorya the professional this government servant is delving on a conspiracy theory for and on behalf of vatti amma CBK.

        NaMo CV says he has postgraduate qualification in political science and that is his main interest.

        You can be sure of one thing the over 300 does not mean they would follow him.
        how many of them are criminals – over 100??

        Congress took 65 years of ruling and he cannot write the administration off with one stroke.
        see where Obama is- 80% of white house administration still Jewish.
        Obamas latest selection Srikanth “Sri” Srinivasan of Tirunevali born in Chandigarh and the only well wishes were ManMohan’s daughter and wife.
        Small world.

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      There are no substantial similarities between donkeys and horses. Ditto, between Modi and Bose. Period.

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    Amarasiri don’t jump the gun read the second para carefully…

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    Mr. Sivathasan

    I will like your read of Mr. Modi as it impacts on the Sri Lankan Tamils? Is it business as usual a la Manmohan Singh – Colombo first and Jaffna – an afterthought if any?

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      !Colombo first and Jaffna !

      Actions of the para sihala para demala show
      Neither race can be trusted- both are untouchables.

      Hnamo should now follow the line of Vajpayee- ignore , but if anyone even Pakistan try any terror he would bomb you and if he does not then like the naked fakir the RSS will send him to his atmam.

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    Mr Sivathsan is comparing the the life style of Subhas ChandraBoss with Modi. My understanding is Bose father sent Bose to Cambridge. Mr Sivathasan clearly stated in this article.

    Nitkunananthan

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      Nitkunananthan

      Yes, on re-reading, did not miss it. It was Bose not Modi or his father. Too many things to read and too busy.

      Anyway, that was confusing. The writer should have talked about Modi and his Family. He was bringing up Bose. Who was a patriot and later a traitor, and wanted to see to the Nazis and Japanese racists, not a good role model. One good thing about Bose was that he died outside India.

      He could have picked from the many other Indian independence leader.

      Bose was poor Choice. A potential Indian Quisling for the Nazis.

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    Most of the Leaders in the world committed genocide after becoming a Country Leader.But Modi was one step ahead because he is the only leader who committed genocide of Muslims in Gujarat before becoming a Leader.He is a good match for the current Indian Parliament where 2/3rd of the Lok sabha MP’s have criminal records.

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      2 days after NaMo taking office AlCIAd muslims killed 2 hindus in hindu land not middle east. this the mughals have been doing for thousands of years.
      The muslims/Christian/lanka Buddhist/lanka tamils are the real terrorist so Iranian TATA has done you lot at Colombo 2 Way to go!

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    Tamils boycotted Modi swearing in.

    MR participated as a VVIP invitee.

    Tamils can get back to weeping and howling.

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      Tamils can get back to weeping and howling.

      and the sihla speaking parpa demlas along with the tamil speaking para demlas can keep on killing each other, running with their tails between their legs and finally be nuked for 1000 years courtesy Chennai.

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      Tamodaya you idiot:

      What are you talking about man. Mahintha gate crashed into the Lions Den and you know what happens when you enter Lions Den. You will be savaged.
      For your information even before Mahintha took off BJP spokes woman who is now a minister phoned the press and made a statement that implementation of the 13th Amendment and devolution of power will be discussed with Mahintha.
      But in the case of Navaz it was a social gathering and Chicken Bryani no issues discussed.
      That I am sure tells you the list of priorities and how is your BOSS going to wriggle out of this. It is not going to be business as usual. MR was invited for a reason.

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        kalibanistani

        Countdown: 81 days to go.

        Is Amma ready to send her Tamil Army to this island?

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          Good one, soon to be assimilated through pajero bribe veddha. Keep recording the countdown.

          Does kali already want an extension from us or is happy with original deadline. kali might be dead by the time real deadline achieved. kali what is your age?You sound an old cockerel.

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            Sivananthan you muslim:

            What extension are you talking about man. You cant even protect your Mosques and Businesses from attacks by BBS. So get real and stop talking rubbish and get your Hakeem to EXTEND his hand of friendship to Modi and he might be willing to help you but I cant be sure.

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            shankar

            “kali might be dead by the time real deadline achieved. kali what is your age?”

            Kalistani is an angry old man.

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          Foreign:

          It might be even quicker as MR will be force to capitulate. I mean surrender. He is staying behind to be served with a VERY HOT Chicken Vindaloo. Have you tried it. Man it is toxic and it can propel MR to the Moon and he wont be back as it will be one way journey. But get ready for the smell which will linger for a few months.

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      Tam – Madaiya

      May 25 (CT) The new Indian govt is to take up the issue of power devolution according to the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution, subsequent to the swearing in of Narendra Modi as India’s next PM tomorrow, a Spokesperson for the BJP, said. BJP Spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said, bilateral discussions with the neighbours will remain a key priority of the BJP-led Govt, and Sri Lankan Tamil is top of the agenda.

      *** Can you tell me how your boss is going to wriggle out of this. All Indian fishermen are free but hundreds of Sri Lankan fishermen are in Indian Jail how are you going to get them out.

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        kali you still trust a Gujarathi/ They only know Lakshmi and in the EU they are all Brahmins who think only they are hindus but the rich hindus don’t need them.
        In India when they have no backing they come over to the stupid tamils because that is the only place of temples but once in power they ignore because Lakshmi led the way not TN.
        We will know in 100 days how Army singh would do too along with your friend sushima who is anti European.

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          One of the best Sinhala singer Mohideen Baig was also a Gujaratti.

          LTTE donkeys tried to use a HINDU garb while they hide under the Catholic Church morons like Thomas Savundara nayagam

          Modi and his BJP will teach good lessons to the enemies of India.

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            Sivananthan you Muslim:

            You are back to your old tricks. Tnat is LTTE bashing but then who can blame you and you still feel bitter about being driven out of Kolumbuthurai.

            But I agree with you that Modi will teach the enemies of India a lesson the Muslims. You rae not stupids as I thought you were. Keep up the good work.

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            M.Sivananthan

            How interesting.

            How Modi is going to teach good lessons to the enemies of India when Indians are their own enemies.

            Don’t bark, just type what you want to say, old chap.

            Why didn’t MR take Douglas with him?

            Don’t bark, just type what you want to say, old chap.

            Don’t bark, just type what you want to say, old chap.

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          Javi:

          Look where we have ended up trusting the Criminal Mahintha in Nanthikadal . But at least with a Gujarathi we will have a better chance. I am prepared to trust him with the likes of Mrs.Nirmala Sitharam ( Minister) who is Tamil and Pon Radhakrisnan leader of BJP from Tamilnadu a State Minister with Mr.Ramadoss to be made a Minister in the driving seat.
          What chance have we got with the liar MR. Frankly nothing. He has been asked to stay behind to be served with a HOT Madras Chicken Vindaloo and he will be passing wind through his backside when he arrives back in Coolombo. He cant even kneel down to kiss the Ground as he will be in so much pain.

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      Tamodaya is dreadfully wrong on both counts.

      TNA/Lankan Tamils did not boycott Modiji’s inauguration. They only
      courteously declined to be part of MR’s delegation – for good and understandable reasons. You will see the TNA soon taking wings to Delhi at the invitation of the Indian PM soon.

      MR, by all accounts, was a “reluctant” invitee. It was a blanket invite to all heads of SAARC. Personally, I welcome the invite because it can narrow – not widen – space between Delhi and the Rajapakses.

      The decision by TN CM Jayalalitha and Vaiko to boycott the historic inauguration is a measure by which one can judge to what extent Tamils in India will go out to make huge sacrifices on behalf of their cousins in the Island. A harbinger Colombo is well advised to treat with circumspection – an area in which they are generally found wanting.

      R. Varathan

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    He killed thousands to come to power. Is not it? What is different between him and Hitler and many he did it in thousands and later did it in millions .
    What sort of spirituality the writer is talking about , is it that allows to kill other human biengs
    Centre in India dose not worry about Tamil Nadu. They could come to Modi’s ceremony or not yet, Sri Lanka is more important to centre than Tamil Nadu.
    After all North Hindu are spurious to Tamil Nadu Hindus
    This caste plays a big role in Hinduism

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    Looks like Modi has hijacked Hinduism.

    The indian army, airforce etc etc is also corrupt. Will the Russians give the Indians the experience of building the 5th generation fighter even though there is a 50/50 agreement-NO.

    his first cabinet Rahul’s aunt Maneka, Sushima etc- all too corrupt.

    Just like the Guajarati corner shops of Europe.

    In 100 days we will know from Obama administration how this guy is functioning. The Chinese have sized him already because of 55% imports from china.

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      Javi

      I saw Sri Sri Ravi Shankar(spiritual leader)was seated in the front raw. Is he going to be the next Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin?

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        Dear veddha
        comparing me to rasputin,that womaniser and drunkard is an insult.

        However i forgive you,because i have my senses,mind and intellect under control,having salvation(mukthi)as my prime goal,and becoming free from lust anger and fear.

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          shankar

          “comparing me to rasputin,that womaniser and drunkard is an insult.”

          During Transcurrent days you have had a crush on David Blacker. Do you miss him?

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      Javi

      Inertia and corruption are part of Hindia’s vicious circles. Lets see whether Modi has the stomach to deal with most conservative, corrupt, bureaucracy which does not want to change and fear of change engulf those government functionaries .

      Modi has to take the bull by the horns, sack all the senior officers in the police, armed forces, bureaucracy, south block, ………. charge political leaders of all parties,……………..

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    Take it or Spurn it.

    Two interesting blogs on Google.

    Nostradamus on India, Glorious Prophesies Sept. 17. 2012

    Narendra Modi, India to be Bharat

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    The European constructions of the left and right doesnt have much meaning in India. It doesnt fit the socio historical narrative of Indian society.
    The Congress was a dynastic party- a casteist party – ( cast the family passes down the job from granfather to father to son – the job of a perspon is determined by ones cast)- this is what is the present day congress is all about. But some how the English speaking elite thinks the congress is Left and narendra Modi right.
    Narendra Modi comes from a OBC background – official backwards class. None of their family is of the ruling class – but he has become a ruler – the classic sign of what the Americans might call meritocracy – Like Obama. Unlike the Americans one calls him a leftist ( quite correctly) but Modi a right wing – surely if meritocracy is the argument then Modi is of the left.
    Riots – India with its billion peoples has riots every now and then. The biggest riot in modern post independence India is the anti Sikh riot where even the Army entered the Skikhs holiest shrine – The Golden temple. Its was the Congress party nonetheless. But somehow the Indian left thinks Congress is the Left
    The Gujerat riots happened a day after Modi was sworn in. So within that short period he managed to put the riot down. Qudos to him. All courts have found him not guilty..
    Modi is the first prime minister of India who was born after Independence. This is a seismic shift. Thee old elite is gone.
    Also this is the first time that India voted out side of the caste, regional politics. Even in majoirty Muslim areas BJP won. This is unstomachable for most ‘leftist’ in India.
    The left/right arguement in India is irrelavant

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    Where are all the Muslims gone?

    After Modi’s victory very few Muslims comment here!! Wonder why.

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      Tamodaya

      “Where are all the Muslims gone? After Modi’s victory very few Muslims comment here!! Wonder why.”

      Modi says he is every Indian’s Prime Minister. There is a Muslim Minister, a lady as well in his Cabinet. She is educated, does nor wear the Hijab or Abaya or Niquab, the traditions of the desert Arabs, but wears the Sari.

      Who says a Muslim women have to wear a Hijab or Abaya or Niquab?

      Unfortunately, in South Asia, the Ulema,and the Mullah Still do not allow Muslim Women to go to the Mosques, whereas during the Prophet Mohamed’s time, it was allowed and there were even women preachers…

      http://www.ummid.com/news/2014/May/26.05.2014/najma-heptullah-minister.html

      Grand-niece of Maulana Azad Najma Heptullah lone Muslim in Modi’s cabinet
      Monday May 26, 2014 7:59 PM, ummid.com & Agencies
      – See more at: http://www.ummid.com/news/2014/May/26.05.2014/najma-heptullah-minister.html#sthash.G8akBiBk.dpuf

      New Delhi: Grand-niece of eminent freedom fighter Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, Dr. Najma Heptullah, an eminent writer and former Dy Chairperson in the Rajya Sabha, is the lone Muslim face in the Narendra Modi Cabinet. – See more at:
      http://www.ummid.com/news/2014/May/26.05.2014/najma-heptullah-minister.html#sthash.G8akBiBk.dpuf

      Once a prominent Congress member in the Rajya Sabha, she left the party in 2004 due to a strain in relationship with top party leaders for her close association with the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-headed NDA Government and joined the BJP.

      Heptullah, who was reelected to the Upper House five times between 1986 and 2012, was elected to a one-year term as the deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha in 1985, and she again served in that post from late 1988 to mid-2004. Rising quickly in the BJP leadership, she was fielded by the party as a candidate for the post of Vice President against the UPA nominee, Hamid Ansari. She, however, lost the election.

      When Nitin Gadkari became the President of the BJP in 2010, she was appointed as one of the 13 vice presidents of the party. She had almost lost prominence in the BJP when Rajnath Singh became new chief of the party. Heptullah was dropped from the post of BJP vice president and was made a member of the party’s national executive.

      An eminent writer, Heptullah has published several research papers in foreign and Indian journals and also contributed to many Indian and foreign magazines on issues relating to women and social development.
      74-year-old Heptullah, has also worked as a member of the Advisory Committee and Editorial Board of ‘The Indian Journal of Zoology’ and ‘Journal of Anatomy’.

      Born in Bhopal, she is married and has three daughters. She holds both a Masters’ of Science Degree in Zoology, and a Ph.D. in Cardiac Anatomy from the University of Denver.

      – See more at: http://www.ummid.com/news/2014/May/26.05.2014/najma-heptullah-minister.html#sthash.G8akBiBk.dpuf

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    In India every one is a minority.
    The Tamil speaking tamil Nadu, Kannada speaking karnataka, Konkan speaking Goa, Kutch speaking Gujerat, Mythili, Tulu are all minorities in terms of Language. Then again if you take all the minority language groups together The Hindi speaking belt becomes a minority. In some ways a HIndi spekaing Muslim male has got more access to central government than a Tamil speaking Hindu female. Trying to construct minorities in term of religion is not the sole arbitrator of minority status. Modi has gone beyond such Identity based politics
    The Modi government has
    M Venkaiah Naidu: Urban Development Housing, Urban Poverty Alleviation, Parliamentary Affairs – a ‘minority’ from Andhra pradesh
    Modi – a ‘minority’ from Gujerat
    Nirmala Sitharaman: Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge), Finance Corporate Affairs – a Tamil
    Dr Najma A Heptulla – A minority Muslim
    There are seven women members in the union council of ministers and six of them have been given Cabinet rank
    There are three Dalits, and five tribals in the Union Council of Ministers.

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    Modi targets his folks.

    But ours target his family. Srilanken airlines has become his taxi service – THIS IS WHERE CORRUPTION HAS RISEN TO SKY HIGH LEVELS:

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    http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/47640-mr-to-visit-maldives-very-soon.html

    MR to visit Maldives ‘very soon’
    TUESDAY, 27 MAY 2014 14:07 E-mail Print
    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday said that he would visit the Maldives “very soon”.

    President Rajapaksa made this comment during the bilateral discussions held with Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom – both of whom are in India for Indian prime minister-elect Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony on Sunday.

    The two leaders discussed a number of matters of mutual interest, including the joint economic commission.

    The progress of the memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on youth and skills development, sports and training in various sectors was discussed. The MoUs were signed when the Maldivian President was in Sri Lanka on a state visit in January.

    President Rajapaksa thanked Maldives for its support to Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), noting that Maldivian officials in Geneva worked actively on behalf of Sri Lanka.

    President Yameen had a specific request for President Rajapaksa – to make a visit to Maldives. President Rajapaksa accepted the invitation, saying that he would visit the Maldives “very soon”.

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      Was GLP ´s visit to that country NOT sufficient instead ? :::

      Wasting mega millions for MR´s security and him visting to those countries too what the poor nation cant afford right at the moment…

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