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Time article on Vajpayee

Maky
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After the humourous Dubyaman articles, I only think its fair to bring up the unflattering article by time on Vajpayee... I'm surprised that its not been discussed here even though its far from meaningless...
For those interested, the link is at
http://www.time.com/time/asia/magazine/article/0,13673,501020617-260747,00.html
Personally, I think its in ver poor light and Mr. Perry stretched journalistic freedoms a little too much this time.
R K Singh
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Originally posted by Maky:
I'm surprised that its not been discussed here even though its far from meaningless...

but we discuss here only meaningless issues..
sprintup
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Joined: Jun 12, 2002
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Mr Alex Perry is right,
Our prime minister really looks half dead.
He sleeps 3 hours daily in afternoon.(Remember that there were prime ministers who used to say 'daily 19/20 hours are not enough for running country which has 100s of problems!!).
Some Indian newspapers made mistake of equating Vajpayee with India, and thought this article is an insult to India!! and supported Govt.(unnecessary) action on Perry.
Vajpayee is a mask behind which there is real face of Hindu Extremists who carried out pogrom of killing 2000 minorites in Gujarat 4 months back
In 'retaliation' to Perry's article , Govt of India called him in Foreign Registrar Office and did an enquiry for hours('Unncessary tactics', the political pundits said).
Regards
[ June 26, 2002: Message edited by: sprintup ]
gautham kasinath
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break it up pardners..
no gabbin here..
lets go out and round up some moose..
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lupo


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sprintup
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 12, 2002
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Originally posted by Maky:
After the humourous Dubyaman articles, I only think its fair to bring up the unflattering article by time on Vajpayee... I'm surprised that its not been discussed here even though its far from meaningless...
For those interested, the link is at
http://www.time.com/time/asia/magazine/article/0,13673,501020617-260747,00.html
Personally, I think its in ver poor light and Mr. Perry stretched journalistic freedoms a little too much this time.

Whats wrong in showing reality of the person who is heading the country?
Indian newspapers have already discussed issues about Vajpayee's health.
Problem is South Block in Delhi is extremely arrogant since many years and any critical open analysis is always considered as an insult to them.
R K Singh
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hahahaahahaahahaahahahahhaahahahahahahhaaha
Pranav Jaidka
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Hey sprintup
You really have a good sense of humour man......ha ha ha.......keep up the good work . I wish I had as much time as you do to enjoy your jokes .
Pranav
sprintup
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Hey Pranav,
You should give credit to our Grand Old Prime minister who is heading most populous democracy in the world
He and his party are the one , who are giving food for thought to common person like me , cartoonists,journalists like Alex Perry.
regards
sprintup
R K Singh
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Time magazine apologises for article on Vajpayee
comeon babe.. when people dont have to do anything else then only they comment on personal life.
and that is another bullshit of this press.
what does it matter whether he is dieting or not.. or he is having drinks OR tea.
Maky
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Time Magazine denies apology
Isn't this cooool ?
Paavam Payyan
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Get a life, Maky


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Amitabh Sharma
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I read the article and I find nothing wrong with it. What right does Times of India had to run a cartoon series on American President Bush?
Time has hit where it hurts thats all. Besides Vajpayee in NOT the most popular politician anyway. He is a slimy old man who is raising a stink. He allowed Gujarat pogoram to take place for 1 long month. Modi is still there. He must retire. Vajpayee belongs to the dust bin of Indian history.
Rahul Mahindrakar
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Hi
Vajpayee belongs to the dust bin of Indian history.

I am sorry to hear this as I admire the man.
He is the man who led us to Kargil Victory.
He is the man who is keeping a lot of Hardliners in the BJP at Bay.
He is our Prime Minister and worthy of respect.
Pradeep bhatt
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Vajpayee is one of the greatest politician India has produced.
He is the best person to lead India currently.
Time article on THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA IS UNFORTUNATE.



Groovy
sprintup
Greenhorn

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Originally posted by Ravish Kumar:
Time magazine apologises for article on Vajpayee
comeon babe.. when people dont have to do anything else then only they comment on personal life.
and that is another bullshit of this press.
There is nothing as such, Perry has done excellent job of showing the reality to the world.
what does it matter whether he is dieting or not.. or he is having drinks OR tea .


1)Commenting on personal life should be avoided, But for political entities, they are public figures and for them there is no difference between public life and private life , atleast for persons who are holding most important post in any country.
2)Yes, it matters to people whose representative is heading 1 billion people democracy.As a voter every citizen must have a right to know weather their representative is going every night to brothel or solves contry'e economic problems
.Health/mental conditions matter quite a lot for these type of posts.
Vajpayee/his team is a clear failture on both domestic/international fronts
[ June 28, 2002: Message edited by: sprintup ]
sprintup
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
Vajpayee is one of the greatest politician India has produced.
He is the best person to lead India currently.
Time article on THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA IS UNFORTUNATE.



Vajpayee is the worst prime minister India has produced.
Neither he has a strong hold on his party nor he has good problem solving skills related to country's matter .India's first PM used to work 19/20 hours daily.This boy sleeps 3 hours in the afternoon(+ 7 hours in the night ) and sometimes forgets the names of his collegues.
We have to accept reality that Vajpayee really looks like half dead who takes infinite pause between the 2 sentences in speech
Amitabh Sharma
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Originally posted by Rahul Mahindrakar:
Hi
He is the man who is keeping a lot of Hardliners in the BJP at Bay.

Vajpayee IS the hardliner. Look how shamelessly he allowed Gujarat. 2 years back I could have never imagined that such genocide could take place in India.
He had a tremendous good will of ALL sections of Indians when he became the PM. Most Indians just wanted a stable government. But look what this man has done. Vajpayee and his men have led Hindus like Rahul to believe that Gujarat carnage is acceptable.
Pradeep bhatt
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Looks to me that u r a Time's agent.

sprintup why do u want to hide ur real name ?

Originally posted by sprintup:


Vajpayee is the worst prime minister India has produced.
Neither he has a strong hold on his party nor he has good problem solving skills related to country's matter .India's first PM used to work 19/20 hours daily.This boy sleeps 3 hours in the afternoon(+ 7 hours in the night ) and sometimes forgets the names of his collegues.
We have to accept reality that Vajpayee really looks like half dead who takes infinite pause between the 2 sentences in speech

[ June 28, 2002: Message edited by: Pradeep Bhat ]
R K Singh
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I think it is not the place to discuss these things...
you can discuss cartoon .. you can discuss movie .. you can discuss SEX ...
but discussing a country OR personal things abt others OR leader .....
I am feeling sorry for reviving this dead thread. by giving rediff link..
And frankly I dont see any relation between Dubya & this article.
I posted Dubya coz I like the strip and thought to share with you all and at that time it was no where in my mind that it will become such a issue.
[ June 28, 2002: Message edited by: Ravish Kumar ]
Pranav Jaidka
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I agree!! Stop this BS here.
For all those people who have complaints about things back in India .......DUDES what have you done to help ???
Ever helped people in gujarat who were effected by the carnage in Gujarat??? Ever helped in Kashmir ??? Punjab???
Do you even VOTE not to have Vajpayee elected???
Most of us sit here in different countries with Green cards being processed never wanting to go back......yet seem to think they are doing great things for people back home by criticizing whats going on there. GET A LIFE GUYS!!!
sprintup
Greenhorn

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Pradeep's statements reflect typical characteristic of RSS who suddenly divert the topic to attack others for avoiding any further analysis further
Hindu extremists are Phds in rumour spreading Vajpayee is Hindu extremist who allowed Gujarat genocide, yet many educated people like Mahindrakar support him/his party.
Gujarat genocide is a shame to a country where children were thrown in fire, women were raped and killed and minorities shops,estates were looted byHindu extremists Despite this govt is reluctant to file police complaints of the victims.VHP(Vishwa Hindu Parishad, which has also a ofice in Atlanta) leaders are very much 'interested' in carrying out same Gujarat Agenda elsewhere in India.
L K Advani India's home minister has already aquired dubious distinction as Hindu fanatic in the world after the Babri mosque demolition.
Pranav Jaidka
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Sprintup...
I had a suspicion you were not indian. Im kind of sure about that now.
Anyway have a great life dude. [personal insults deleted] so Im not going to reply to your posts anymore . Hope everyone else ignores you too.
Pranav
[ June 28, 2002: Message edited by: Pranav Jaidka ]
[ June 28, 2002: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
sprintup
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Originally posted by Pranav Jaidka:
I agree!! Stop this BS here.
For all those people who have complaints about things back in India .......DUDES what have you done to help ???
Ever helped people in gujarat who were effected by the carnage in Gujarat??? Ever helped in Kashmir ??? Punjab???
Do you even VOTE not to have Vajpayee elected???
Most of us sit here in different countries with Green cards being processed never wanting to go back......yet seem to think they are doing great things for people back home by criticizing whats going on there. GET A LIFE GUYS!!!

Do not assume everybody has same career profile/likes as your's.
Ever helped people in gujarat who were effected by the carnage in Gujarat??? Ever helped in Kashmir ??? Punjab???
People are asking these same questions to Vajpayee and his government. But they are getting 'weird' answers like "Minorites must listen to what we say ,Minorites must condemn every attack on Hindu anywhere in the world"
sprintup
Greenhorn

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Originally posted by Pranav Jaidka:
Sprintup...
I had a suspicion you were not indian. Im kind of sure about that now.
Anyway have a great life dude. [personal insults deleted] so Im not going to reply to your posts anymore . Hope everyone else ignores you too.
Pranav
[ June 28, 2002: Message edited by: Pranav Jaidka ]

Criticizing Hindu hardliners does not mean anti Indian.Infact once the harsh criticizer of Hindu extrmists, Mr George Fernandez is the Defence minister of India.
Thats the Democracy my boy .I hope you are quite familiar with it by staying in Maryland, just few miles away from Washington DC.
[ June 28, 2002: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
Jim Yingst
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