Yashwant Sinha – Hate Blinds Him

When Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha wrote a piece in The Indian Express, he forgot a golden rule – to verify facts. When you are in extreme level of hatred towards someone, you miss basic verifiable data as friend Kiran KS points out in his Facebook Post which is reproduced below verbatim except for some formatting edits

I read Yashwant Sinha’s article on Indian Express. Anti Modi gang in full celebration mode. But let’s do some fact check..

Pic 1) Yashwant Sinha says “Private investment has shrunk as never before in two decades”.
Fact: 2016 PE investment at 10 year PEAK!
{Source: Business World}

Pic 2) Yashwant Sinha: “industrial production has all but collapsed”.
Fact: IIP is healthy b/w 2014 and 2016. Picking up again this quarter.
{Source: Trading Economics}

Pic 3) Yashwant Sinha:: “agriculture is in distress”.
Fact: Kharif and Rabi production in India is at its highest level ever!!
{Source: IBEF}

Pic 4) Yashwant Sinha: “construction industry, a big employer of WF, is in the doldrums”.
Fact: Iron & Steel consumption at record high!
{Source: IBEF}

Pic 5) Yashwant Sinha: “the rest of service sector is also in the slow lane”.
Fact: 39% growth in IT services over 3 years!!
{Source: TheDollarBusiness}

Pic 6) Yashwant Sinha: “exports have dwindled, sector after sector of the economy is in distress”
Fact: Exports growing even after demonetization!
{Source: Trading Economics}

I will stop here. Yashwant Sinha missed the facts badly in an effort to target Arun Jaitley directly and Narendra Modi indirectly.

PALS and Art of Living – Part 1

This part is a Pre-read for PALS and Art of Living – Part 2

1) Media Ownership in India-An Overview: by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

2) Media ownership and their financials

With hitherto undisclosed (but known to all) Quirky Financial model, which other business can survive for years? Making huge losses, year after year but Editors & Promoters of these media houses living a lavish life, some rumored to live in 56 Crore Bungalows that even the richest  man in the world (as I write this piece) Bill Gates would envy.

As clear from the pieces, these Media houses survive only based on dubious and undisclosed or disguised sources of funds. Obviously the backers almost always are those with an agenda driven by Vatican or those NGOs like Ford Foundation, World Vision, Greepeace , Amnesty International and so on, who pump funds through their “Friends” to carry out their sinister single point of demeaning and demoralizing the local populace wherever they operate, in what I label as continued “Macaulay’zation” of minds. 

We never had dearth for those greedy ones amongst us, in the Media or those Liberals wanting to be seen as hep and westernized, to play along and entrench those thoughts. Anglicized and now Italianized Congress, Redundant Communists in their vulgar desire for power further ensured that every Institution of India were infiltrated by their ambassadors and the indoctrination was absolute and complete, from the time they are in Schools right when they occupy highest positions in their career – Look down upon anything Indian, anything traditional as being unscientific, superstitious or even barbaric. It is not my case that everything is hunky dory with our traditions and beliefs, but let us not forget their culture and traditions have far more stuff that we can pick on. What else explains “Star” journalists, abusing Prime Minister in Madison Square Garden brazenly or gleefully watch adversary neighbour calling our PM a Dehati Aurat. Remember that India is infested with such parasites who run a campaign for years in support of a “Damned” terrorist belonging to particular denominations but go after the agencies when those incarcerated for 8 years without even a chargesheet are released.

 Sample these



Now you know how dangerous deeply indoctrinated Media & Liberals are to this nation. The biggest shock to them was when the unthinkable happened. The Italian born Sonia Gandhi, her family & the real “Bhakts” of India were shown their rightful place reducing them to bus-load Party in the Parliament. Rubbing salt to their wounds, was that a very ordinary Chaiwalah Narendra Modi ji became the Prime Minister with his party on its own bagging a simple majority, despite a vicious Anti-Modi campaign for 12 long years by the Barkhas, Rajdeeps, Mehtas, Puries and Bals in league with liberals like Teesta & Co. What made them feel worse was that Modi made the Main Stream Media redundant and started speaking to citizens directly via Social Media – no more of Editor colored views. Real news were put out directly by the citizens for consumption of citizens, regulated by citizens. Elitist production and consumption of news were reduced to dust. Adding to their woes was the earnestness with which the damage done over 60 long years by the Nehru Gandhi family who had the media and liberals by the scruff of their necks, was being undone, course correction began and all the misdeeds of the past began surfacing. The much diefied Family were demystified, Corrupt were brought to books, Media that were on the leash held by the Family and their wrongs were exposed on the Social media, it was not just exposure, many uncomfortable questions that were raised – some ran away after abusing and then played victim. But No! those refrains from Paid Media came unstuck. A resurgent India with well-informed youth were not so gullible. They had the access to right History and power to force the change. This was challenging the world order. American hegemony was disturbed – the scare crow of communism or Islamic terror was a bogey that Indian youth refused to bite. Unrestrained power that Media and Liberals under their control slowly started to crumble. Out of power Congress became very desperate – they even went to Pakistan seeking help to topple Narendra Modi Government and another praises Nawaz Sharif (not issues there) but condemning India? Suddenly majority Hindus became intolerant, Churches were attacked (different matter that some disgruntled elements within did it), Dalit attacks stage managed (a domestic dispute made out as planned attack) and sadly for them, they had eggs on the face very soon, but not before some damage to image of India. When Americans or even Pakistanis started preaching tolerance and peace, we know how rabid Power-hungry family & their cronies can get.

What happened was that their future looked bleak. Harnessing India’s demographic dividend created hopes in the youth – unlike congress days when Pseudo-Socialism created a sense of fear of bleak future and kept them unsettled. This was a huge constituency for them to lose. Nehruvian History ensured that they are draw to Left-liberal thoughts, which essential also means anything Indian has to be looked down upon. Today youth are proud of being India. There is reverse brain-drain. Opportunities to contribute are generated. Majority community became assertive from being submissive to whims and fancies of vote bank minorities. Liberalism slowly but surely is going out of fashion. Media is redundant. So expect more attacks on the entire eco-system that creates or transforms youth into a “Virat” thinker.

This forms the context for my  PALS and Art of Living – Part 2 piece


The Economist – Economical with the Truth


Did not want to share the link of The Economist Piece here – “No traffic contribution by me” Policy

Firstly, the world’s largest Democracy and its process need no backing of any one except Indian Voters, leave alone a Foreign rag which goes by the name “The Economist” For all we know this rag’s footprint across the world cannot beat the number of Voters participating in this mammoth Exercise. Thanks, but no Thanks for your offer, The Economics. India and Indians can do well without your backing and no one is dying for it.

Wonder of wonders! Even a foreign rag needs to rant on the BJP Prime Ministerial Candidate Sri Narendra Modi to increase its eyeball count is obvious from its attention seeking piece. (or definitely it needs some Indian’s money, if it was sponsored hit job). So who needs backing!!!

Since they chose to be economical with the truth, here is Sri Dinesh Ghodke, Director Outreach, Sri Sri University, Odisha – (Founded by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of the Art of Living Foundation) helping miserly Economist with some home truths. They also got to realize, Gone are the days when what is spoken or written by the Main Stream Media was the Gospel Truth. Supposedly watchdog of democracy almost always has become a faithful dog of the Government and unforgiving Social Media has emerged as the alternate media, ripping their lies apart.

A dose of Truth for The Economist

A little study of the article shows the following intentions of the writer, and thus the Economist.

It starts with deploring the Congress corruption, (just to appear unbiased) thereafter going on an unbridled rant on Modi. (so that future negative feedback is countered with, ‘but we have spoken against Congress also).


Mr Modi had helped organise a march on the holy site at Ayodhya leading to death of 2000 in Hindu-Muslim clashes is like saying The Economist let India’s Economic revolution in 1991 leading to millions of lives being benefitted. Cunning Economist, if you existed then, you were a tiny insignificant inconsequential negligible irrelevant part of the revolution.


The reason begins with a Hindu rampage against Muslims in Gujarat in 2002, in which at least 1,000 people were slaughtered.

How cleverly misleading without it being a lie! If you ask a student preparing English comprehension for CAT to read the article and tell how many muslims died in Gujarat 2002, the answer will be ‘at least 1000’. The truth :  Statement made in Rajya Sabha by Congress Minister of State for Home Affairs on 10th May 2005 : 790 muslims and 254 Hindus . Just for the above statement, the Economist should be condemned for Journalistic terrorism, Nothing less.


The orgy of murder and rape in Ahmedabad and the surrounding towns and villages was revenge for the killing of 59 Hindu pilgrims on a train by Muslims.

Again, this suggests in no uncertain terms that only Hindus carried out orgy of murder of rape. Also what is conveniently missed is the fact that the gruesome burning of 59 Hindu men, women and innocent children was started by Haji Bilal, the Congress president of Godhra, which triggered a reaction from the Hindus, which in turn was countered by murder and rape by the Muslims too. Links for the same

  1. End of Hope (Para 15: specially)
  2. Shoot orders in many Gujarat towns, toll over 200 
  3. Rioters torch 50 shops at Revdi Bazaar 
  4. 9 convicted in post-Godhra riot case
  5. Post-Godhra riots: DNA test nails 4 killers



One reason why the inquiries into the riots were inconclusive is that a great deal of evidence was lost or willfully destroyed.

Many Muslims and Hindus have been convicted and incarcerated (including a BJP minister). But if Modi is given clean chit by a SIT (a team of specially selected experts by India’s Supreme Court), then the mal-intentioned Economist counters it with ‘evidence was lost of willfully destroyed’.

Laughable code of journalistic ethics! What about the evidence that was not destroyed, so diligently brought forth by Teesta Setalvad. Every single one of the 13 evidences of murder and orgy by Hindus, the Courts found to be carefully concocted by her and her NGO. (before which, she was duly given the Padma Bhushan by Congress GOI, to lend credence to her claims). Occassional evidences coming from Pradeep Sharma and Vanzara (given huge publicity by the anti-Modi media) have found to be eventually fabricated and false.

Some references on sources of The Economist’s truth

  1. Court snubs Teesta Setalvad for interfering in proceedings 
  2. Activist Teesta Setalvad plans High Court move to evade arrest after claims she misused riot relief funds
  3. D G Vanzara goes coy on exposing ‘real culprits’ behind fake encounters (Reasons not far to seek. Goes coy because no one to expose)
  4. Even CBI felts Vanzara would tamper: CBI is Central Government Controlled “Independent” 😉 agency
  5. Pradeep Sharma shown the door by court 

Just because Modi is proudly Hindu and he doesn’t play the communal, divisive or appeasement politics of the Congress, doesn’t make him anti-Muslim. This is in no uncertain terms amounts to saying Hinduism is anti-Muslim. (If at all, Islam can be said to be anti-other-religions because only a Muslim can go to Jannat, every one else is a Kafir). The mis-informed Economist should be publicly condemned for denigrating the oldest and most inclusive and pluralistic civilization of the planet, with its basis in Hinduism or more appropriately Sanatana Dharma. The Economist is well advised to read this piece: “Man and myth collide as Modi eyes final ascent to power  Clearly Communalism of Modi who never used the word “Hindu” – as per Outlook study of 68 speeches and used word “Development” >500 times doesn’t match up to The Economist’s standards of Sickularism.



He could put the pogroms behind him by explaining what happened and apologising. Yet he refuses to answer questions about them.

Has the ignorant Economist heard of Google or the World Wide Web. Or the SIT (Special Investigation Team) who grilled Modi not once or twice but 5 times. Everything has been explained, if only you care to listen or want to know! About apologizing, was George Bush asked to apologize for attacking 2 countries under false pretexts, killing millions of people? Besides why should Modi apologize for doing his best to contain the violence.  Would the founder of the Economist apologize for doing his best for starting the Economist. (actually this is a wrong analogy. I think he should, after reading the above article).

Just for the records, though he need not have apologized for having done his best:

  1. Myth: Narendra Modi never expressed sadness for the post-Godhra riots
  2. CM Narendra Modi’s appeal Telecast on Doordarshan on 28th February 2002 
  3. 140 killed as Gujarat bandh turns violent  (Where is Modi Blamed during those days? The blame game started at a later date when he became a super-performer)


Mr Modi has refused to wear a Muslim skullcap…

The childish Economist fails to grasp that difference between personal preference and respect and work he has done for the Muslim community. Since 2002, no riots have happened and the Muslim community feels safe and cared for in Gujarat. A chance visit to Gujarat (with an open mind, mind you), could clear the muddled Economist’s misconceptions. The Economist must have missed what real Muslim living in Gujarat has written on this topic:  Debunking the ‘facts’ on Narendra Modi and Muslims Of course there are bigger issues like Muslims refusing to sing our national song ‘Vande Mataram’. But well, I have never read about that in the Economist.


Earlier on in the article, the Economist mentions, In 2002 Mr Modi was chief minister and he was accused of allowing or even abetting the pogrom.

Credit where credit is due. This is true. Actually, this was true, in the past! Cut to current affairs (which is where I feel the prejudiced Economist got embroiled in history and failed to come to the present), Modi has been exonerated by the highest court in the country. And moreover on the day The Economist published those lies, Supreme Court of India Praises progress made by SIT

And even now, raking up the issue on the pretext of ‘evidence lost or destroyed’ could easily be held as contempt of court. Any lawyers would like to take that up?! 

The rest of the article just stretches the above mentioned nonsense babble. I must confess I am increasingly getting embarrassed to even acknowledge that I am an occasional reader of the Economist.

Resting the Matter!!!


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