Suddenly articles have started appearing in web sites attacking Narendra Modi in the Internet by way of Blogs, and mostly paid views.
qz.com has come with a blistering attack on Modi by Thane Richard, the founder of the Dabba, an independent digital radio station covering Indian culture and politics. He is also a co-founder of Jaunt, a journalism startup.
The article starts with a misleading Photo byline ‘Economic development should not change your morals. Reuters/Mansi Thapliyal’ .implying that the story is by Reuters.
I could not find anything in Reuters site.
Read some Gems.
““Even if Narendra Modi was involved in the Gujarat riots, I don’t care. His economic work wins out. I will vote for him.”
“The government estimated, according to the BBC, that “790 Muslims and 254 Hindus were killed, 223 more people reported missing and another 2,500 injured.
” Those are facts, regardless of whether you think Modi was involved. Here comes the test: if you believe he was behind the riots—behind “genocide”—then Gujarat’s economic growth rate does not matter. Rather, it shouldn’tmatter.
What matters here is where you draw the moral line between what is acceptable in a politician and what is a deal breaker.”
“If Modi came out and said women should not be allowed to vote, or that the caste system should be formally reinstated, or that he supported ethnic cleansing, then it wouldn’t really matter what his stance on taxation is.”
“If I were starving or my family were starving, I might not care about the costs attached to keeping them alive or to electing a person who promised to put bread on my table.
While India certainly has enormous need, those are not exclusively the pockets that support Modi.
The woman I spoke to was not starving. The political columnists of India’s newspapers are not starving.
Anyone reading this article on this website is not starving.
Obsession with the promised economic wizardry of Modi is not selfless patriotism for India’s advance, it is greed without regard for cost.”
1.Supreme Court of India on Modi and Gujarat Riots.
In a big relief for Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court-appointed SIT has given him a clean chit in the post-Godhra Gulberg massacre case and sought its closure as it found no evidence against him.”According to SIT, no offence has been established against any of the 58 persons listed in Zakia’s complaint,” metropolitan magistrate M S Bhatt said in his order on Tuesday on a batch of petitions in which Zakia Jafri, widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was among 69 persons killed in the Gulberg society carnage, had named Modi and 57 others for alleged criminal conspiracy in the 2002 riots.”
2.It is very convenient to say that X said this or that after a meeting with no corroboration.
A fictitious Indian in Detroit said what has been posted in the first para of this post!
What is supposed to have been said in 2012 is reproduced in 2014″
3.The post is written cleverly to pass off by juxtaposing the author’s words ‘Genocide, ethnic cleansing’ in and around the BBC report to authenticate this sheer non sense.
4.Why convey the impression of a Reuters story, by cleverly posting below the Image in the Story, name of the author with Reuters name.
Hope Reuters takes notice.
Honest writing does not need false flags.
In October 2012, I spoke to a crowd of mostly Indians in the Detroit area about the need for innovation in Indian media. After my talk, I was stopped by an Indian woman who looked to be in her forties, was elegantly dressed, well-spoken, and struck me as someone who I could have easily run into at a gallery opening in Mumbai or high tea at a five-star hotel. She complimented me on my speech, I thanked her, and we began talking about the far-off 2014 Indian election. What she said to me that day festers in my memory:
The pornography recovered in bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad,Pakistan, consists of modern, electronically recorded video and is fairly extensive, according to the officials, who discussed the discovery with Reuters on condition of anonymity.
The officials said they were not yet sure precisely where in the compound the pornography was discovered or who had been viewing it. Specifically, the officials said they did not know if bin Laden himself had acquired or viewed the materials.
Reports from Abbottabad have said that bin Laden’s compound was cut off from the Internet or other hard-wired communications networks. It is unclear how compound residents would have acquired the pornography.
But a video released by the Obama administration confiscated from the compound showed bin Laden watching pictures of himself on a TV screen, indicating that the compound was equipped with video playback equipment.
Materials carted away from the compound by the U.S. commandos included digital thumb drives, which U.S. officials believe may have been a principal means by which couriers carried electronic messages to and from the late al Qaeda leader.
A white boy rapes a Black child injuring her seriously.
The child’s father kills the rapist in cold blood and he is arrested.
What happens forms the story.
Set in the immediate after math of segregation, there are various issues addressed.
Like how a repressed community will act,the majority, though paying lip service, treats the minority with contempt, though there are well-meaning people on both the sides,
If the verdict has gone the other way, that is if Zimmerman has been sentenced, the reactions could have been worse as well, with a Black as a President..
But as things appear the present verdict seems to be unfair.
Had it been the other way, what would hve been the reaction?
This pass is because of the fact that there are certain things people would not want to live with, say, equality with the Blacks, notwithstanding that the president is a Black.
I think the Blacks are being tolerated that in a condescending manner.
Zimmerman Trial Timeline.
As George Zimmerman was found not guilty Saturday night for second-degree murder and manslaughter, many are looking back to the case that spanned more than 16 months. From 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s slaying in February 2012 to the verdict that has everyone reeling, here’s a timeline of the controversial Zimmerman case.
February 26, 2012: Martin is found shot and killed, with several eyewitnesses telling police they heard a fight, then a cry for help and a gunshot. Zimmerman, 28, is seen standing over Martin’s body while wielding a handgun and reportedly sporting a bloody nose and a wound on the back of his head.
Martin is pronounced dead at the scene, and police find no weapons on him, just a bottle of iced tea and a bag of Skittles. Zimmerman claims he killed Martin in self-defense and police do not arrest him or administer a drug or alcohol test.
March 16, 2012: Public outrage about the case begins to spread as Martin’s family hears the 911 calls made February 26. The Change.org petition from Martin’s family asking for Zimmerman to be prosecuted gathers more than 250,000 signatures in its first few days. In total, it gained 2,278,988 signatures.
March 21, 2012: Hundreds of people take to the streets of New York calling for justice in the Martin case during a protest dubbed the Million Hoodie March, so named because of Zimmerman’s assertion that his victim looked “suspicious” in his hooded sweatshirt.
The protest was attended by Martin’s parents in their first public appearance since the shooting.
Disgrace to the Profession:
O’Mara accused the prosecutors of several violations before the trial and judge Debra Nelson responded that she would look at the charges once the case was over due to lack of time.
“This is not acceptable, and is not going to be tolerated in any case that I’m involved in,” O’Mara told Reuters in New York on Monday, accusing special prosecutor Angela Corey and lead trial attorney Bernie de la Rionda of Brady violations.
“They are a disgrace to my profession,” Zimmerman’s attorney said, referring specifically to de la Rionda and Corey. “They said my client was ‘lucky’ to have been acquitted. Really?”
Corey commented that the statements are false and challenged O’Mara to to point to any judge’s ruling that her office improperly withheld evidence.
“Our office adhered to the highest standards of ethical behavior,” Corey told Reuters in a telephone interview. “Our rules of professional conduct regulate comments like that. I don’t think those are the kind of comments that are appropriate.”
(Reuters) – A man from Long Island, New York, is facing up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine after a neighbor complained to police he was laughing too loudly, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
Police issued Robert Schiavelli, 41, two tickets for disturbing the peace for laughing out the window of his home in Rockville Centre on Long Island at about 6 p.m. on February 12 and February 13, his lawyer said.
Schiavelli said the neighbor regularly mocks his disability, and the best response to those taunts is laughter.
“He just ridicules me all the time and the only thing I can come up with is laughing,” Schiavelli said in a telephone interview.
His lawyer, Andrew Campanelli, said his client has frequent seizures as a result of neurological impairments but denied his laugh is loud or boisterous.
“He’s like a big teddy bear, he’s got a low laugh,” Campanelli said.
Schiavelli lives with his mother, Suzanne Schiavelli, who said in an interview on Wednesday that he had a “fairly loud” laugh.
“I think it’s infectious. It’s cute,” she said. “When my husband died, we said to ourselves, ‘We’re going to make sure to laugh every day and make the most of life.'”
A woman on a motor scooter had a lucky escape when she was run over by a truck on Friday in western India‘s Maharashtra state. CCTV footage shows the truck dragging her scooter several metres after running it over on an arterial road in the state’s Nagpur city. The woman escaped apparently unhurt, getting up from under the truck’s wheels and running after the vehicle dragging her scooter along the road.