Saturday, October 2, 2021

Dubai Expo: India Prominently Displays Controversial Ayodhya Ram Mandir at Pavilion Entrance

India's pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020 has a large and prominent display of a miniature model of the controversial Ram Mandir at its entrance. Ram Mandir will replace the Mughal-era Babri Masjid that was destroyed by a Hindu mob in 1992.  It represents Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of India as a Hindu Rastra built on the ruins of the country's Muslim past. Inaugurating the Indian pavilion,  the country's trade minister Piyush Goyal told the media that "Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally gave us ideas and a lot of guidance on how to showcase India". 


Model of Controversial Ram Mandir at Dubai Expo


“It is a great opportunity to showcase emerging new India to visitors who are coming from all over the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally gave us ideas and a lot of guidance on how to showcase India as a modern vibrant technology driven international economy," trade minister Piyush Goyal, who inaugurated the India pavilion on Friday, told reporters.

World Expos have a long illustrious history going back 170 years. They represent an opportunity for  participating countries to showcase their achievements in arts, sciences and technologies. First mechanical computer was shown at the 1862 London International Exhibition on Industry and Art. Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the first telephone at Philadelphia in the 1876 Expo in the United States. 
Pakistani Pavilion at Dubai Expo

Pakistan has a large pavilion at Dubai Expo which will remain open for six months. It will highlight opportunities for trade, tourism and investment in the country. The focus on the first month of Expo 2020 Dubai at the Pakistan Pavilion is Balochistan.    

Pakistani pavilion attracted about 8,000 visitors when it opened yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, Pakistani representative Aftab Abro said: “The response has been outstanding and we have people appreciating all aspects of the pavilion, ranging from the colorful façade to the vibrant bazaar and also our custom-made Pakistani restaurant called ‘Dhaba’ that has been a great crowd-puller…We are grateful to the Expo 2020 Dubai for bringing the world to us so we could show them what Pakistan is all about. After taking their reviews, we were happy to learn that coming to our pavilion dispelled many misconceptions and doubts they had about Pakistan, due to some false information they got from unreliable sources. By physically coming to the Pakistan pavilion they said they experienced the real Pakistan.”



16 comments:

J. Shaikh said...

Modi is rubbing to Muslims that they can’t do a thing about his insults to Muslims. As always we are a deadbeat, especially the rulers of Dubai.

Singh said...

Why should Pakistan or Pakistanis care?

Riaz Haq said...

Singh: "Why should Pakistan or Pakistanis care?"

All sane peace-loving people should care when a historic place of worship of one religion is destroyed to replace it with a place of worship of a different religion.

While Pakistan restored and opened Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur for Sikh pilgrims, the Indian Supreme Court ordered the construction of a Hindu temple on the site where Babri Masjid stood for centuries.

https://www.riazhaq.com/2019/11/south-asian-contrast-ayodhya-and.html

samir sardana said...

Partition

This is proof that Hindoosthan has to be partitioned.dindooohindoo

The SC

The Indian Judiciary,in another case, has hanged a community,based on public perception. In other words,it has deprived a Title owner,of its Title – on the grounds of perceptual faith, and denied the title holder,the right to make a renunciation.

Archaeo-legal evidence

In matters of archaeo-legal evidence of history,the cumulative patterns of archaeological evidence over 1000s of years are to be used - on matters of theological coordinates.

For example,there is no Rama or Vishnu in the Rig Veda - which is a North Indian script (with an anti-south indian slant - which makes the absence of Rama,all the more stark)- and this disaster,stretches right upto the opus and treasure troves, of Ashoka.

Even assuming that Rama was a dark skinned limpet (as per the Ramayana) and a Dasyus - condemned into oblivion by the Rig veda - and Ashoka being of Saka origin,put Rama into the prolapsed uterus dustbin - there has to be a trail of evidence,pointing to the Rama birth place.

Nil ASI Pattern of evidence

There is no authenticated or carbon dated evidence on a papyrus,tablets,leaves,goat skin, cow skin, pottery,idol,wall carving,painting which even obliquely refers to any Rama birth site - except the gay love rantings of Tulsidas - which even Tulsidas admits, are not based on any revelations by Rama or Vishnu or Vrinda or Kaushalya

It is based on the beliefs and perceptions of Hindoos who are ignoramuses,imbeciles and heathens.

I challenge the ASI to show a Phallic worship object dated to the 5 century BC - as there is none.All the tales of Shiva are from Africa and West Asia - wherein phallic symbols and kamasutra engravings,are carbon dated to 2500 BC.

History ?

It is “neither History nor an Interpretation or Perception of History”.It is a Distortion of History.What is Public perception in a nation where idols drink milk & rum (not scotch), & 500 million people are swayed by a Rs 15,00,00 promise.During the time of Babar,the population of Hindoosthan,might have been 15 million, & that of Ayodhya,around 350000.

How can the “Muslims” of Hindooosthan – give a Mosque to the Hindoo Idolator - after the MODQUE WAS DEFILED AND DESTROYED ?

ASI

ASI Reports mean nothing,as the temple underneath, may have a stupa underneath (as it was a controlled excavation) – & there was no monolithic Hindoo faith in that time – just menial,savage,heathen pagan &satan worshippers.The ASI report has no proof that there was a Rama temple or that it was the birthplace of Rama, or that it was a temple of Vishnu.

ASI has done limited excavations in Ayodhya & I can bet that if intensive excavations are done across Ayodhya – there will be several Ram Janamsthans – set up by Brahmins,to milk hapless & heathen Hindoos – just like the Bible of Barnabus (appeared magically) & blew up the Jesus crucifixion &resurrection gospel.

The 5 acre pitt(y)ance

Will the Hindoos allow the Muslims to make a “Shaheed Babri Masjid” at the 5 acre spot ? Babar & the Mughals civilised the Hindoos !

Besides the above,how can a “Muslim” &even an “Indian Muslim” renounce a mosque to Rama ? Who is Mr Tulsidas - that the Indian Supreme Court had relied on ? What about VALMIKI ? Was the Quran revealed to the Prophet or to Ghazali ? Tulsidas was a hallucinated crank high on coke – in love with Rama,who spent 12 years in a jungle with only apes & some humans,with doubtful sexual leanings.

As per the Valmiki Ramayana – Sita called Rama an impotent pansy & Rama is quoted in the Ramayana – as stating to Seeta – that she should prostitute herself to apes,demons & Rama’s own brother ! Can such a man be a Prophet or a God or Imam ?

samir srardana said...

The minions of the Chaiwala,in the Indian Media,said that,the "UAE ruler said Jai Shri Ram",and billion Indian bumkins and heathens, believed it - and said that,Hindoos Conquered Arabia !

It was Fake news !

https://qsaudi.com/truth-behind-uae-prince-jai-shree-ram-speech/

Similarly Rama and Ramayana,is FAKE BULL !

Chaiwala wants to make a Temple in Saudia !

People say - What is happening to Muslims and Arabs ? Nothing which was NOT ordained !

The HADEETHS of the Prophet, Prophecised the EOD and the SIGNS OF THE SAME - and Muslims SUPPORTING, JOINING AND BECOMING IDOLATORS - which is the end of the Loop,which started with Abraham and Ishmael,destroying idols and making the kabba !

"The Hour shall not be established until tribes of my Ummah unite with the idolaters, and until they worship idols." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2219)

حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ، حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادُ بْنُ زَيْدٍ، عَنْ أَيُّوبَ، عَنْ أَبِي قِلاَبَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي أَسْمَاءَ الرَّحَبِيِّ، عَنْ ثَوْبَانَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ لاَ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى تَلْحَقَ قَبَائِلُ مِنْ أُمَّتِي بِالْمُشْرِكِينَ وَحَتَّى يَعْبُدُوا الأَوْثَانَ وَإِنَّهُ سَيَكُونُ فِي أُمَّتِي ثَلاَثُونَ كَذَّابُونَ كُلُّهُمْ يَزْعُمُ أَنَّهُ نَبِيٌّ وَأَنَا خَاتَمُ النَّبِيِّينَ لاَ نَبِيَّ بَعْدِي ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ ‏.‏

"What I fear most for my nation is misguiding leaders. Some tribes among my nation will worship idols and some tribes among my nation will join the idolaters." (Sunan Ibn Majah 3952)

Chaiwala,by placing the temple model in Dubai,is MOCKING INDIAN MUSLIMS,DISPLAYING THE IMPOTENCE OF ARABS,and THROWING A GAUNTLET,TO THE ISLAMIC ORTHODOXY - AND PLEASING HIS MASTERS IN TEL AVIV !

It is no surprise that Indian Muslims pray to Gana-Pathy and Rama and Shiva and claim that they are sons of Rama and that Shiva was the son of Adam !

RSS has used Hindoo Osmotic Evil and MONEY,to destroy Indian Muslims and their religion !

Y is Chaiwala and Yogi Gobarnath so gung ho on Rama Temple ? It is money - perhaps 500 Billion USD,over next the next decade

Post Rama temple - at least 30-50 million Hindoo heathens,will visit the temple and donate on an average of USD 50,to an Idol - which will be pocketed by the priests ! This is 2 Billion USD,a year

The clowns will spend 1 week in Ayodhya,and spend on average of 20 USD per day,which is 6 Billion USD,a year

The clowns will spend around USD 50,on Rama Tourism,which is 2 Billion USD per year

The Hindoo clowns coming to Ayodhya,will cause a 100 fold rise,in real estate,land and hotel valuations and restaurant valuations.The RSS BANIA BRIGADE,have already cornered all the land and property,in Ayodhya,and will make a 30-50 Billion USD in incremental valuation per year

We can ignore the logistics profits,of moving 50 million dodos,in and out of Ayodhya !

All these numbers,will double every 3-5 years,and in a decade,you will have 500-800 Billon USD,which will fill up the coffers of the BJP,for a century ! dindooohindoo

THAT IS Y THE BIGGEST SUPPORTERS OF THE RAMA TEMPLE,ARE THE MUSLIMS OF AYODHYA !

samir sardana said...

In the heat of Evergrande and Covid - people have forgotten the 3 billion coke seizure at
Mundra in Gujarati Bania land !

The message is being missed !

The Chaiwala lost 3 Billion USD in its MARGINAL COST,based investment in Afghanistan - to the Taliban !

In return, an angel shipped 3 Billion USD of coke from Bander Abbas (Which is FAR away from Chahabar) to Mundra (a port owned by a scion of Chaiwala)

To ensure that the consignee DOES NOT EAT UP THE COKE - the good Taliban tipped off the DRI - which otherwise had NO CLUE !

It was also a message to the Chaiwala and RAW that - that the next container could be 21 tons of RDX (FCL CARGO IN HC 40 FEET CONTAINER) - like in Beirut/Lebanon - and in JNPT or any other port !

The Coke container was in BOND,in a CWC warehouse,in a PRIVATE PORT - and no one had a clue. Taliban HOPED that it would be caught - but when it was NOT - then they tipped off the Indian Duds !

Now the question is, WHAT WAS IN THE CONTAINER ? What is the purity and grade ?

Talcum Powder with COO of Afghanistan,consignor is Afghan, and it is shipped from BANDAR ABBAS (not Chabahar- which is closer!) - and TALCUM POWDER IS IMPORTED INTO MUNDRA - WHEN THE CONSIGNEE IS IN SOUTH INDIA (WHY NOT SHIP IT TO CHENNAI PORT TRUST ?)

AND NO ONE CHECKED THE TALCUM POWDER !

EVERYONE LOVES MUNDRA PORT - FOR OBVIOUS REASONS - EVERYTHING HAPPENS FAST - AS THE LUBE OIL,IS THE FACE OF GANDHI,ON A RS 2000 NOTE ! In Indian Private Ports,the entire CUSTOMS AND DRI AND ECO INT IS OUTSOURCED TO THE PRIVATE PORT (DE FACTO) ALTHOUGH, IN LAW, IT IS NOT ! THE OSTENSIBLE AIM IS PORT EFFICIENCY,MAXIMUM THROUGHPUT AND FASTEST SHIP TURNAROUND.

IT IS A WIN-WIN-WIN !

TALIBAN HAS PAID ITS DEBT,TO CHAIWALA !
TAIBAN HAS SOLD DRUGS WITH A MARGINAL COST OF 200 MILLION,FOR 3 BILLION USD
INDIANS WILL RECOUP SOME MONEY,AND RAW WILL DIVERT THESE DRUGS TO PUNJAB

THIS IS THE GENIUS OF THE TALIBAN !

Will the Indian Dodos be able to revive their nation, with the Rama Temple ?

Of course,If RAW has to sell these drugs in Punjab - it will have to downgrade the coke - and then claim it was destroyed and sell the pure coke (after blending) in Punjab.The strategem of RAW and IB,is to destroy the DNA of Sikhs,and the entire North East - via drugs - which then leads to crime,terror and trafficking !

Let us all set up Talcum powder factories in Afghanistan ! It must be very cheap, to make it viable,for an Indian Importer - located in South India !

With such an impotent,insipid and incompetent enemy,Pakistan should make haste !

Jiye Jiye Pakistan !

samir sardana said...

The Chaiwala lost 3 Billion USD in its MARGINAL COST,based investment in Afghanistan – to the Taliban !

In return, an angel shipped 3 Billion USD of coke from Bander Abbas (Which is FAR away from Chahabar) to Mundra (a port owned by a scion of Chaiwala)

To ensure that the consignee DOES NOT EAT UP THE COKE – the good Taliban tipped off the DRI – which otherwise had NO CLUE !

It was also a message to the Chaiwala and RAW that – that the next container could be 21 tons of RDX (FCL CARGO IN HC 40 FEET CONTAINER) – like in Beirut/Lebanon – and in JNPT or any other port !

The Coke container was in BOND,in a CWC warehouse,in a PRIVATE PORT – and no one had a clue. Taliban HOPED that it would be caught – but when it was NOT – then they tipped off the Indian Duds !

Now the question is, WHAT WAS IN THE CONTAINER ? What is the purity and grade ?

Talcum Powder with COO of Afghanistan,consignor is Afghan, and it is shipped from BANDAR ABBAS (not Chabahar- which is closer!) – and TALCUM POWDER IS IMPORTED INTO MUNDRA – WHEN THE CONSIGNEE IS IN SOUTH INDIA (WHY NOT SHIP IT TO CHENNAI PORT TRUST ?)

AND NO ONE CHECKED THE TALCUM POWDER !

EVERYONE LOVES MUNDRA PORT – FOR OBVIOUS REASONS – EVERYTHING HAPPENS FAST – AS THE LUBE OIL,IS THE FACE OF GANDHI,ON A RS 2000 NOTE ! In Indian Private Ports,the entire CUSTOMS AND DRI AND ECO INT IS OUTSOURCED TO THE PRIVATE PORT (DE FACTO) ALTHOUGH, IN LAW, IT IS NOT ! THE OSTENSIBLE AIM IS PORT EFFICIENCY,MAXIMUM THROUGHPUT AND FASTEST SHIP TURNAROUND.

IT IS A WIN-WIN-WIN !

TALIBAN HAS PAID ITS DEBT,TO CHAIWALA !
TAIBAN HAS SOLD DRUGS WITH A MARGINAL COST OF 200 MILLION,FOR 3 BILLION USD
INDIANS WILL RECOUP SOME MONEY,AND RAW WILL DIVERT THESE DRUGS TO PUNJAB

THIS IS THE GENIUS OF THE TALIBAN !

Will the Indian Dodos be able to revive their nation, with the Rama Temple ?

Of course,If RAW has to sell these drugs in Punjab – it will have to downgrade the coke – and then claim it was destroyed and sell the pure coke (after blending) in Punjab.The strategem of RAW and IB,is to destroy the DNA of Sikhs,and the entire North East – via drugs – which then leads to crime,terror and trafficking !

Let us all set up Talcum powder factories in Afghanistan ! It must be very cheap, to make it viable,for an Indian Importer – located in South India !

The Indian Police are corrupt,liars and thieves ! The DEA in India is abysmal – they have no INT ! The DRI discovers drugs by accident ! The Indian SME pharma units are MOSTLY INTO DRUGS INTERMEDIATES – WHICH ARE EXPORTED AND FOR WHICH THE GOI GIVES INCENTIVES ! THE DRUGS ARE MAKE FROM INDIAN INTERMEDIATES IN EAST ASIA – AND THEN EXPORTED TO INDIA AND USA – ALL WITH THE BLESSINGS OF THE INDIAN POLITY AND STATE !

THE INDIAN DEA SHARES NO INT WITH THE POLICE (AS THE POLICE ARE CORRUPT) AND THE POLICE INT HAS NO VALUE ! SO PARTY FOR DRUG DEALERS !

THAT IS Y TO DATE NO SEIZURE OF ANY VALUE HAS MADE IN INDIA OF DRUGS STOCKS AT KEY STOCKING POINTS ! ONLY THE USERS ARE CAUGHT – WHO ARE HAPLESS FOOLS ! THE LAW IS DESIGNED THAT WAY BY THE POLITY TO ENSURE THAT THE MAKERS AND IMPORTERS AND STOCKISTS ARE NOT CAUGHT !

With such an impotent,insipid and incompetent enemy,Pakistan should make haste ! dindooohindoo

Jiye Jiye Pakistan !

Riaz Haq said...

Oops: Former Air India A320 Aircraft Gets Stuck Under Foot Bridge. This isn’t the first time this has happened. In 2019, a truck carrying a former India Post Boeing 737-200 got stuck under a bridge in West Bengal. #India #BJP #modi #AirIndia https://onemileatatime.com/news/air-india-a320-stuck-under-bridge/

It’s not every day you see something like this. Then again, this also isn’t the first time that something like this has happened.

How an Air India plane got stuck under a bridge
Video has gone viral of a former Air India Airbus A320 getting stuck underneath a bridge on the Delhi-Gurugram highway near Delhi Airport.

Now, in fairness, this mishap has nothing to do with Air India as such. The plane no longer belongs to Air India, and was in the process of being transported in order to be scrapped, with the wings removed. This mistake is the fault of the company responsible for transporting the plane.

It’s pretty amazing that the plane is basically halfway underneath the bridge before the truck carrying it comes to a stop. I guess the truck was going at full speed, and wasn’t anticipating any problems.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not an expert on trucking logistics, but I’d assume that if you’re transporting an aircraft, you’d figure out exactly how much clearance you need, and then make sure you don’t get under a bridge with less clearance than that. But maybe that’s just me… 😉

This isn’t the first time this has happened
In 2019, a truck carrying a former India Post Boeing 737-200 got stuck under a bridge in West Bengal, so this Air India incident is the second time in a couple of years that we’ve seen something like this happen in India.

For that matter, even that wasn’t the first time such an incident had happened. Also in 2019, a China Southern Airbus A320 got stuck under a bridge in Harbin, China.

So, how do you get a plane “unstuck” from under a bridge? The solution seems to be to let air out of the tires of the trucks, so that they have just enough clearance to get out from under the bridge. On the plus side, at least it seems like in all of these cases there wasn’t any significant damage to the bridges.

Bottom line
A former Air India Airbus A320 got stuck underneath a bridge in Delhi, which is the third such incident we’ve seen in the past couple of years. While I imagine the logistics of transporting an aircraft fuselage are complicated, it’s still surprising to me that this has happened a few times now in a fairly short period.

Generally the solution here is to let air out of the tires. I suppose the damage to the plane isn’t a huge deal if the plane is just going to get scrapped, though the damage to the bridge is a different story.

samir sardana said...

Was it the result of the Indian VAX on the Pilot (as some in the US have said that the VAX can induce a seizure to a pilot) !

Was it the marvel of the Bengali brain,that the bridge had a loop, or just that the Bengali engineer took too much money - and the centre of the bridge,has too much sand ! Or perhaps the steel of the plane expanded - raising the plane height,or the quality of the concrete in the centre of the bridge (which is the max pressure point),just melted,leading to a loop in the middle !

And that is Y,Rama the Limpet used AN ARMY OF APES,TO MAKE A BRIDGE to Lanka,and used the SAME APES AS SOLDIERS,IN HIS WAR ON RAVANA,and used a MONKEY to SPY,ON HIS WIFE in Ravana's custody.

And that is Y,the PAF almost wiped out,the IAF in 1965

And that is Y,the PAF shot down Abhi-Na-Jao-Chod-Ke-Nandan !

And that is Y,the IAF jets keep crashing,when they are NEAR the Chinese Border

And that is Y,the Indian ADS shot down its own Chopper (full loaded with 7 officers) in Bugdam !

It is all in the Hindoo History ! dindooohindoo

One must not forget that it was the Mughals who brought the concept of basic hygiene and the SOP,for ablutions FOR HUMANS - for the Hindoos !

Riaz Haq said...

"While the Bidens of this world still talk about Gandhi, India’s role models have changed. ..(Anti-#Muslim) #Genocide is now openly demanded at public rallies. The “need” for ethnic cleansing can pop up in casual conversations" #India #Modi #Hindutva https://time.com/6103284/india-hindu-supremacy-extremism-genocide-bjp-modi/

And it is only the beginning. In neighboring Bihar, the government is asking people to report “suspected illegal migrants” and officials have been ordered to create awareness of the issue on “an urgent basis.” The state’s high court has demanded a detention center to house migrants, reminding the government that “deportation of illegal migrants is of paramount importance and in the national interest.” Bihar’s 17 million Muslims are on edge about their future. In next-door Bengal, which borders Bangladesh and is home to nearly 25 million Muslims, the BJP has been promising an Assam-like citizenship verification drive if it comes to power in the state.

The chief minister of India’s biggest and most politically important state, Uttar Pradesh, recently blamed Muslims for cornering government-subsidized food. Uttar Pradesh, along with Assam, has introduced a two-child policy blaming Muslims for a supposedly runaway population growth that officials say accounts for the backwardness of these states. The claim is not rooted in reality. Fertility rates among Muslims have in fact been falling rapidly.

But reality is no longer important. It bends to the requirements of the ruling party’s dehumanizing narrative against Muslims. As Jews in Nazi Germany were called “rats” and Tutsis in Rwanda in the 1990s were called “cockroaches,” so BJP members now refer to Indian Muslims as “termites” eating away at India’s resources, denying Hindus what is due to them in their own land.

The destruction of Gandhi’s legacy
The foundations of the secular republic that Gandhi died defending are thus being hollowed out ever more frantically. While Modi pays ritualistic homage to Gandhi, BJP leaders openly glorify Gandhi’s killer, who was a Hindu fanatic. Modi’s ministers and legislators freely call on people to shoot “traitors” and start pogroms, and are promoted rather than penalized for their actions. Modi himself partly owes his fan following and ascent to his lack of remorse over the 2002 pogroms in Gujarat in 2002, when he was chief minister. Hundreds of Muslims were killed and thousands rendered homeless.

Noticeably, not only did the current chief minister of Assam not apologize for the police excesses, he in fact trivialized the deaths of Hoque and Farid, calling Hoque’s death “just 30 seconds” of a three minute video. He also carried on with the eviction drive and even proudly tweeted photos of the rubble of the four mosques destroyed in it.

While the Bidens of this world still talk about Gandhi, India’s role models have changed. So have the standards of acceptable discourse in public and social life. Genocide is now openly demanded at public rallies. The “need” for ethnic cleansing can pop up in casual conversations on politics among friends or family. Death threats are used like punctuation marks in debates on social media.

On Oct. 2, Gandhi’s birthday was celebrated with much fanfare as the International Day of Non-Violence. Two new books on his assassination in 1948 were launched. In Karnataka, meanwhile, a 25-year-old Muslim man was found beheaded for his affair with a Hindu girl, allegedly by a local Hindu vigilante group.

Gandhi continues to be killed in a million ways in today’s India. Bijoy Baniya just added a flourish to it.

samir sardana said...

1 Thing the world is also admitting regarding Yogi Gobarnath !

He has killed COVID - w/o vaccines !

And the magic pill was Ivermectin !

But then the truth is that it was mixed with gobar and gau mutram and the WHO report is coming out soon !

But then I said - it can't be !

The Idea came from Trump ! The Aha moment !

But then as the Brits have shown - Indians are dutiful slaves - and today,Indians are selling IT products to the Brit ! dindooohindoo

Riaz Haq said...

Why do young #Indians support #Modi? He has not delivered #employment growth or kept his #economic promises but he speaks the language and aspiration of these #millennials. To many in #India's #Hindu majority, he assures them that the #BJP has their back. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-58716947

By Vivan Marwaha
Author

Aspirational young Indians today are looking for role models who they believe will protect them, and they are attracted to politicians with whom they share stories and experiences. Language is a particularly emotional issue.

English has long been a reserve of the Indian elite, and an aspiration of middle-class Indians seeking upward social mobility.

But in the 2019 elections, Hindi-speaking politicians, shattering the last vestiges of these elites, were rewarded by voters, while the opposition Indian National Congress, led by English-speaking dynasts from the Nehru-Gandhi family, was nearly wiped clean from the country's "Hindi belt" - states mainly comprising Hindi-speaking people.

As I spoke to Indian millennials, they told me about how Mr Modi delivered speeches in Hindi to audiences in New York, London, and Sydney, and how proud that made them. The thinking went: "if he can make it there, so can we".


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According to conventional wisdom, incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in trouble: the country was experiencing a 45-year high unemployment, disproportionately impacting India's youth, the world's single-largest labour force.

The economy had come to a crawl and a sense of malaise prevailed everywhere I went. Many of the millennials I was interviewing, including those in their 30s, were living at home with parents, reliant on their families for basic purchases.

Most of these people had voted for Mr Modi and his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) five years earlier, in 2014, buying their promises of wide-scale development and hundreds of millions of new jobs for India's booming population of young people.

But conventional wisdom was turned on its head when the prime minister and the BJP were re-elected with an even bigger majority than the 2014 election, shattering decades-old political dynasties in their family fiefdoms.

The writing was on the wall: young Indians had firmly consolidated behind Mr Modi. Post-poll data confirmed this, with nearly 40% of those aged 18-35 voting for the BJP.

In many other countries, this may not make sense: why would young voters, who hadn't advanced much, seen their trust broken, and had arguably been set back by years under this regime, return the incumbent to power?

The answer to this question also defied conventional wisdom on Indian elections, given that India has a long record of voting out incumbent politicians.


But with millennials leading the charge, Indian politics has gone through a fundamental reordering: young voters want leaders who speak, pray, and look like them.

For decades, India was governed by English-speaking, Western-educated technocrats who shared little in common with the country's largely-agrarian and vernacular-speaking population.

Although many members of parliament and state assemblies came from the grassroots, those who wielded cultural and political power in Delhi did not.

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In an unstable and volatile economy, Indian millennials seek leaders who promise stability and security, and Mr Modi and his party's messaging captured this sentiment to impressive results.

Shortly after the 2019 Pulwama bombings in Kashmir - and the subsequent air strike in Balakot in Pakistan - every BJP leader added the designation of "chowkidar" (watchman) to their Twitter handle, signalling their promise to Indians to protect them from all enemies - foreign and domestic.

Riaz Haq said...

Unprecedented #power crisis looms in #India. Over 50% of 135 coal-fired power plants don't have enough coal stock. Over 70% of India's #electricity is generated using #coal. #Energy Crisis threatens to derail India's post-#pandemic #economic recovery. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58824804

This crisis has been in the making for months.

As India's economy picked up after a deadly second wave of Covid-19, demand for power rose sharply.

Power consumption in the last two months alone jumped by almost 17%, compared to the same period in 2019.


At the same time global coal prices increased by 40% and India's imports fell to a two-year low.

The country is the world's second largest importer of coal despite also being home to the fourth largest coal reserves in the world.

Power plants that usually rely on imports are now heavily dependent on Indian coal, adding further pressure to already stretched domestic supplies.

What is the likely impact?
Experts say importing more coal to make up for domestic shortages is not an option at present.

"We have seen shortages in the past, but what's unprecedented this time is coal is really expensive now," said Dr Aurodeep Nandi, India Economist and Vice President at Nomura.

"If I am [as a company] importing expensive coal, I will raise my prices, right? Businesses at the end of the day pass on these costs to consumers, so there is an inflationary impact - both direct and indirect that could potentially come from this," he added.

If the crisis continues, a surge in the cost of electricity will be felt by consumers. Retail inflation is already high as everything from oil to food has become more expensive.

Vivek Jain, Director at India Ratings Research described the situation as "precarious".

In recent years, India's production has lagged as the country tried to reduce its dependence on coal to meet climate targets.

India's Power Minister RK Singh, in an interview with The Indian Express newspaper, said the situation is "touch and go" and that the country should brace itself for the next five to six months.

A senior government official, on the condition of anonymity, confirmed to the BBC that the situation is worrying.

If this persists, Asia's third largest economy will struggle to get back on track, warns Ms Zohra Chatterji, the former Chief of Coal India Limited - a state-run enterprise responsible for 80% of the country's coal supply.

"Electricity powers everything, so the entire manufacturing sector- cement, steel, construction - everything gets impacted once there is a coal shortage."

She calls the current situation a "wake-up call for India" and says the time has come to reduce its over-dependence on coal and more aggressively pursue a renewable energy strategy.

What can the government do?
The question of how India can achieve a balance between meeting demand for electricity from its almost 1.4bn people and the desire to cut its reliance on heavily polluting coal burning power plants has been a major challenge for the government in recent years.

The vast scale of the problem makes a short-term solution unlikely, according to Dr Nandi.

"It's just the sheer scale of things. A huge chunk of our energy comes from thermal [coal]. I don't think we've reached that stage yet where we have an effective substitute for thermal. So yes, it's a wake-up call, but I don't think the centrality of coal in our energy needs is set to be to be replaced anytime soon, he said.

Experts advocate a mix of coal and clean sources of energy as a possible long-term solution.

samir sardana said...

India uses Coal as Base load power.Rains and flooding have disrupted the mining and logistics of Coal India Limited.Indian Imports Coal from Borneo,Aussie and South Africa. Rising Oil prices means that many nations are using Coal fired IPPs - and so,Coal demand is High,and there is a lack of labour in mines,and coal logistics,is also constrained.

NET RESULT = COAL PRICES ARE BLOWING UP ! dindooohindoo

AND THIS IS THE TIME WHEN THE COAL LABOUR UNIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA AND AUSSIE,WILL GO ON STRIKE !

This is when PRC has shut down Power guzzlers - and soon,these will need to be reopened to employ people ! Then there will be disaster ! Edible oils will be used as bio fuels,and thus,push up edible oil prices !

In India - Peak Load is Hydel,Naptha,Gas,Oil and Nuke - and all stretched,or too expensive (like oil)

Due to opening of economy,power demand has exploded,and there is no power - so there will be price gouging and racketeering !

IPPs will pass through coal price rise to SEBs - who are bankrupt,and the users will NOT take the hikes - which will be retrospective ! That will push the SEBs and IPPs into more doom,and also sink the BANKS !

Renewables (besides hydel)will fail,as renewables need a critical mass of spinning/reactive power,from base load power plants.

Prices of power intensive sectors such as metals,steel and ferro alloys will spike ! The Only nation in paradise zone = Norway,which has HYDEL AND OIL - and so does Canada !

Since Indian Manufacturing throughput will crash,quantum of logistics will reduce, but fuel rates are high and will keep rising - and so,several logistics carriers will vanish - and then you will have severe logistics bottlenecks,and spikes in freight rates - which means more shortages !

This will destroy the entire Indian export value chain - and Pakistan has to step in, to capitalise on the same.

MOST IMPORTANTLY,THIS POWER WILL COMPLETELY DESTROY THE SME SECTOR - SO DEMO + GST + POWER SHORTAGE + POWER PRICES ! AND THAT IS WHAT CHAIWALA WANTED !

BUT THE MOOT POINT IS - Y DID THE CHAIWALA NOT SEE THIS ? CHAIWALA DID NOT SEE COVID OR PLA IN ARUNACHAL !

WHO IS THE INDIAN POWER MINISTER ?

THE NAME OF THE CLOWN IS RK SINGH ! THE BABOO WAS HOME SECRETARY A FEW YEARS AGO,AND HAS SPENT A LONG TIME MAKING TOILETS IN UP AND BIHAR ! THE MAN DOES NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COAL AND GOBAR AND GOBAR GANESH !

NET RESULT - THEY ARE ALL PRAYING TO GOBAR GANESH !

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A NATION IS RUN BY BANIAS,MARWARIS,GUJARATIS,JAINS AND RAJ POOTS (RK SINGH AND RAJNATH SINGH LOONGIWALA)

THESE ARE THE IDOLS WHICH THE GHAZNAVIDS CAME TO BREAK AND WHICH ANAS HAQQANI HAS PROMISED TO COMPLETE - AND LIBERATE THE DALITS AND MUSLIMS OF INDIA !

https://www.wionews.com/india-news/he-smashed-the-idol-of-somnath-taliban-leader-anas-haqqani-praises-mahmud-ghaznavi-418613

THESE BANIAS AND BRAHMINS CANNOT RUN INDIA ! IT IS ONLY THE MUGHALS WHO GAVE SALVATION TO INDIA !

THE LAST SACKING OF SOMANTH WAS DONE IN 1024 (WHICH SUMS TO 7) AND 1096 YEARS HAVE ELAPSED SINCE (WHICH IS ALSO A SUM OF 7).THE TIME OF TALIBAN HAS COME !

Riaz Haq said...

The business heads expressed keen interest to make investments in Pakistan in their respective domains and also briefed them about their companies. The president later witnessed the signing of three MoUs between Pakistan’s Special Technology Zones Authority with Mastercard, Galaxy racer (E-sports) and Shorooq Partners VC Funds.

https://nation.com.pk/10-Oct-2021/pakistan-offers-promising-business-opportunities-to-foreign-investors-president

President Dr Arif Alvi on Saturday inaugurated Pakistan Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020. First lady Samina Alvi and Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood were also present on the occasion. The president also visited different stalls of the pavilion where he was briefed about Pakistani products.

The president while meeting with heads of leading investment and technology firms in Dubai said that Pakistan is offering promising business opportunities to foreign investors through one-window operations in sectors of innovation and technology. The President said the one-window facility under Special Technology Zones

Authority is aimed at encouraging and facilitating the foreign investors to expand their information technology footprint in Pakistan.

He said the government has set up the STZA with a mandate to provide world-class digital and physical infrastructure across the country and put Pakistan on global technology radar. The President invited the companies to invest in Pakistan’s diverse sectors particularly in e-business. The business heads expressed keen interest to make investments in Pakistan in their respective domains and also briefed them about their companies. The president later witnessed the signing of three MoUs between Pakistan’s Special Technology Zones Authority with Mastercard, Galaxy racer (E-sports) and Shorooq Partners VC Funds.

samir sardana said...

Talking of Indian Coal dis-ass-ter !

Imagine the state of MOD - headed by Rajnath Singh Loongiwala who boarded a Rafael in a Loongo and placed THREE LEMONS ON IT !

3 LEMONS - FOR THE 3 MUSKETEERS !

MUSKETEER 1 - Chaiwala
MUSKETEER 2 - Fat Pancho Amit Shah
MUSKETEER 3 - Loongiwala Rajnath Singh

What will be the plight of MOD of GOI ?

Indian Army - no ammunition and obsolete ammunition
IAF - no spares and obsolete tech
Navy - Limited and obsolete ammunition

Most importantly - NO FUEL FOR MILITARY TO SUSTAIN A 7 DAY WAR ! IN THESE TIMES,THE GOI WILL BE STOCK PILING THE SECRET MILITARY OIL RESERVES ! IF CHINESE SATS TRACK EVERY OIL TANKER AND THE PIPELINES OF IOC ... - THEY WILL UNCOVER THE STRATEGIC OIL RESERVES - AND THEN LIKE THE HOUTHIS - SEND IN THE DRONES !

CHINESE SATS BY NOW WOULD HAVE MAPPED OUT THE ENTIRE INDIAN MILITARY FUEL SUPPLY CHAIN - AND ALL THAT REMAINS - IS THE LOCATION OF THE MILITARY RESERVE LOCATION !

Is this the time for the dual PLA and Pakistan Army attack ? dindooohindoo

This is the time !