The Israeli film jury head suddenly u-turned. Had written abt it, but can’t find the tweet now. The point is India, is an Importing country, with Billions of customers, that status will be maintained, using all necessary pressure for that.
Biden praises India! And modi a self declared Charvaka (hedonist). Democracy, Morals, Values, …these are words of yester year. When all gets said and done, We start with ‘Water world,’ of course.
modi has bought SO much of putin’s oil. YET petrol-diesel is extremely expensive in India.
This affair, Thank Goodness, is very much in the (Indian, English) news. Learnt that
Our 11 freed heroes had raped, not just this Bilkis Bano, but also her 3 sisters. Had killed the 3 yo child by smashing its skull. Had killed, in total, 14 people in Cold blood that day! Now free!
Of the panel that had recommended the release, 50% were of the bjp or affiliated to the gujrat gorement.
The Rapists have All been released, and, as You see, Welcomed back with sweets, as above, AND garlanded.
Absolute confidence. Crossed legs. Open knees.
The full group is here.
They were/are all her neighbours; and had also Killed Bano’s 3 yo child.
Am particularly Angry to note that the fellow in the Orange at extreme right above, is Already sporting some sort of Knife; Hence the cross belt. And see How proud he stand!
The family, and particularly Bilkis Bano, are supposed to feel Safe.
Below, pic of a fellow, who is said to be surrounded by a security detail numbering a mere 1000.
One of those, a minister, who had recommended the release, has this to say:
“They are Brahmins; men of good character!” the fellow had said. …Gangraping and Killing a 3 yo behooves them. Had not known that.
To the Vast Majority of the Majority community who keep Silent over things like this: A Sannyasi’s curse: May Similar things (RAPES) happen to you and your families. …Ok, may the rapists be brahmins. Let the
Saddened to hear, over the BBC, that No help is arriving.
This, despite a situation like this.
That reduces my belly to a jelly. But no matter.
WHY isn’t even the (Chritian) West involved? …Have noticed, over time, that helping ‘Others’ does not seem to be a priority for Hinduism. …But why not even Arab, and Muslim countries like Indonesia, et al?
As I see it, NOBODY seems to be liking the Taliban‘s policies.
I agree with Most of Aaron’s thoughts. Particularly appreciate his putting Deep Most things through 3 simple words in the Title. The words ‘Everyone loves slavery,’ is Almost true, like 99.9999%. I, being a Nut, just Hate it. …Am writing on this.
Had just gone out to our nearby shop (all of 5 feet by 4 feet, Literally!) to buy something. The shopkeeper and I are friends. He mentioned how the prices have gone up in #srilanka. This is not jut true but Horrific. In some instances they have gone up by 50%(!) and people are unable to eat.
While I expressed my sympathy,
I mentioned the condition of India. As an Indian, this takes Importance, if not priority. As only middle class (income) people are involved in the social media, for whom the c 10% rise is not a problem, Indian economical situation does not get much talked about.
But the Lower income people have Actually become thinner. To my personal knowledge. Dozens of shops have closed up, Vendors have given up (I am citing Only those that I personally seen). Shall nobody speak for them?
And it is not just the price rise. Politicians have not offered to take salary cuts. Those drawing salaries to the tune of Rs.1,000+ a day (the poor have difficulty in getting that much a Month) – are asking for salary hikes, and getting it.
India refrains (again?) from voting at the UN security council, of which I am Hugely ashamed. #BBC and #IndiaToday have gone off air (don’t tell me they did this voluntarily), thus #modi proving he is not lesser than #putin.
I spoke of (SOME of) these with my friend.
And THAT is how We can be involved socially. Speaking just for 5 minutes. Writing Just a few lines, or sharing a post.
Knowledge (as denied in russia now; all knowledge only courtesy putin’s media),
Intelligence (which needs nurturing; How can they have this, – I am talking about three fourth of the world, No college education for them!).
Thus proved: At least India is Not interested in educating the Girl child.
Economic Wherewithal: This is not only to go in for expensive college educaion. In India, it is almost Impossible for Women to attend Protests or Rallies, as there might be No bread on the table that day if they went for those. Most of the pictures You see of Hugely attended rallies are those where the participants are PAID, and given Meals. In this case, Anything to Tide over another day.
In many instances, People are Cheated of their ‘payments.’ But still they come.
Pavlov’s Dog Would Come even when he knew the Electric shock would follow!
This time Many Women of North India voted for modi because he had arranged for 5 Kg of grain, per month, per family. The house dog Grateful for its Scraps. Imagine a country grateful for a handout of about 170 grams (c 5.5 oz) of grain a day!
Our Dear Ladies Can do a Lot, and Will do a Lot. I expect it in about a 100 years time.
My Dear Shiva, You present good hopes. …But I do not think a WW at this stage would be the end of the Earth. …Dog putin, if he starts it, would ally with china, n korea, and possibly venezuela. On the other side would be the West which is Bigger than NATO (non NATO members would be joining in).
I do not think most of Africa or S America would be involved (except for crackpots).