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Adoration Of The West: Cannot Stop, Cannot Rest, Cannot End

April 18, 2013 4 comments

Yet no Indian leader gets the kind of respect that foreign leaders get in India..

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Margaret Thatcher’s death unleashed a wave of grief.

Guess what? In India.

In the last 70 years, the Anglo-Saxon Bloc has gone downhill. From a position of absolute world power to being challenged by China – and now even India.

Yet no Indian leader gets the kind of respect that foreign leaders get in India.

Does it stop here?

Look at this twitter exchange here.

A simplistic reading of the tweet can be taken to mean, ‘FBI is the gold standard. And since FBI is taking time, NIA can also take time.’

Going by Praveen Swamy’s general tenor, it is not far-fetched to see what Praveen Swami implies. But for Indian chatterati, twitterati, FBookeratti, bloggeratti, hero worship of the West cannot stop, cannot rest, cannot end.

The last word.

 

Tips & Tricks: No-gyan Dhume Baba Trips Again!

August 25, 2012 1 comment

While busy teaching @PankajPachauri No-gyan @dhume01 missed a vital point. US govt. made more requests to Twitter than all other govts in the world put together.

  1. dhume01
    [Not for govt. to decide how they’re implemented.] MT @PankajPachauri: Some people seem to have missed the point- Twitter has its own rules.
    Sat, Aug 25 2012 09:31:36

Your gyan, you keep

The US Government made more requests to Twitter to reveal confidential information,  than all other Governments in the world put together. So …

If our Indian Government wants to foolishly follow the Yumm-Rikan example, we will take care of it. Our Government! Our problem. Our solution. Don’t need no silly mindless, hectoring from you.

No-Gyan Dhume Baba, don’t need no gyan from you Yumm-Rikans!

You take your gyan and … I could suggest a few things, you may not like.

But I will limit it to one simple, suggestion. Give your gyan to your YummRikan Government.

Land of the Free, Home Of The Brave

Remember Bradley Manning. Dare I remind you of the another marine Brandon Raub. Probably you don’t have the courage to advise your Government after Obama has signed the NDAA Bill. So, no bail, only jail, if Daddy does not like you.

No-Gyan Dhume Baba …

You got problems at home. Save your ideas and lectures where it is needed most.

In YummRika

Where more than 2 crore people (20 million) are either in prison, on parole, probation or facing prosecution. More people being prosecuted by the YummRikan State than the Rest of The World put together.

You want to feed stories about coolie-BPOs, code-coolies, snakes, snake-charmers, elephants, millions of gods, go ahead. Give your countrymen the trash they expect (most of the time) from their media.

Not here in India.

Social Media Bodo-Muslim Breakdown in Assam: Reportage and Reactions

Flashpoint

Mass media is largely reinforcing the official narrative.

In India, however, if there is a large strong oral and social narrative.

If dissonance between the official narrative and the oral, social narrative, is big, mass media and the Government stand compromised.

Both in terms of credibility and effectiveness.

So, dissonance, if any, has to be minimal and credible.

https://twitter.com/PrabhjotSK/status/238179769273946112
https://twitter.com/VoiceofIndia365/status/238749348412936192

https://twitter.com/kao1306/status/236644403341586433

https://twitter.com/kooolkaran/status/238201422074769409

https://twitter.com/BeingHindu/status/238156597698887680

https://twitter.com/i2076/status/237842806272573441

Aftermath

Handling by the Government

Mood

Media

https://twitter.com/sundaram222/status/238797590529970179

Censorship

https://twitter.com/ScamSutra/status/238685597168967680

https://twitter.com/sahalhemant/status/238189400079601664

The Players

https://twitter.com/kashifbangalore/status/236058175625887744

https://twitter.com/MiteshSevani/status/238182756704735232

Voices in the dark

https://twitter.com/sariasheikh/status/236100448023633920

Comedy Central


Google, Twitter – New Battlefields for State Control

January 14, 2012 1 comment

When China restricts Google, it is censorship; when US controls Twitter, it is fight against terrorism.

When China restricts Google, it is censorship; when US controls Twitter, it is fight against terrorism.  | Cartoonist - Andy Singer, source & courtesy - Politicalcartoons.com  on 2/28/2006 12:00:00 AM  |  Click for larger source image.

When China restricts Google, it is censorship; when US controls Twitter, it is fight against terrorism. | Cartoonist - Andy Singer, source & courtesy - Politicalcartoons.com on 2/28/2006 12:00:00 AM | Click for larger source image.

Better propaganda

A few years ago, as the Chinese government pushed for oversight on Google, there were loud protests from Western media – and much noise and clamor over freedom, liberty, et al. We have now limited viewership on the US government trying to arm-wrestle Twitter into submission and compliance.

Pray, what is the difference between one-party dictatorship in China and two-party democracy in USA?

Is it better propaganda?

After London riots, there was a call for restrictions on Twitter and Facebook. The State will look for ways to dominate and control all aspects of individual life. |  Cartoonist - Mike Keefe, source & courtesy - caglecartoons.com on 8/11/2011 12:00:00 AM  |  Click for larger source image.

After London riots, there was a call for restrictions on Twitter and Facebook. The State will look for ways to dominate and control all aspects of individual life. | Cartoonist - Mike Keefe, source & courtesy - caglecartoons.com on 8/11/2011 12:00:00 AM | Click for larger source image.

U.S. officials told the New York Times that they’re “looking closely” at Shabab’s use of Twitter and their options for legal and other responses. Separately, Sen. Joe Lieberman (@JoeLieberman), Chair of the Homeland Security Committee, called on Twitter to shut down the Taliban’s accounts.

Other Western governments have also turned against Twitter. British Prime Minister David Cameron (@Number10gov), for example, raised the prospect of banning Twitter during social disturbances, following its use by rioters in the U.K., and Mexican prosecutors have accused Twitter users of terrorism for spreading false rumors that have led to real-life violence.

An Israeli legal advocacy group, Shurat HaDin Israel Law Center, has separately threatened Twitter with legal action for hosting the Shabab and Hezbollah accounts. (via U.S. To Twitter: Stop Sleeping With The Enemy – Forbes).

Hypocrisy has its uses

My favorite song these days – Main karoo to saala character dheela hai. And since the song is so good, Salmaan Khan looks like he is worth a Best actor award.


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