Sunday, October 17, 2010

N.Ram welcomes the Archbishop

I guess, N.Ram spent Dussehra with religious fervour in the holy company of Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.
The Hindu : National : “Listen to the voices of other faiths”
N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, said the Archbishop had been a committed unifier and someone who had consistently progressive positions on issues such as the war on Iraq, nuclear weaponisation or obscurantist doctrines.


Xinhua Ram said...

A Missionary takes "progressive positions", while a Marxist takes missionary position. Good, good.

Gandaragolaka said...

Yes.. the "Missionary Position" is generally liked :)

Water Engineer said...

A missionary trying to look a marxist and a marxist trying to look like a missionary!! Hoho.

Poor N. Ram. It was om Dushehra DAY. If he had to choose between Dushehra celebration and kowtowing to a missionary, what could he do?

Anonymous said...

The never-ending special status proopaganda.

Chindu gleefully beats the Kashmiri separatists' drum.

In today's editorial Chindu's Chief thunders about the concept of "special status for the troubled State" because "Kashmir had not merged with the Union of India but had only acceded to it under an agreement".

The ediotiral continues to pontificate:

"By underlining the fact that while Kashmir had adhered to the Indian Union, it had been promised by the makers of India's Constitution that the unique circumstances of its accession would be respected, the Chief Minister was building the case for a substantive devolution of powers to the State."

Note the key words such as special status, acceded under an agreement, respecting unique circumstances of its accession, substantive devolution of powers etc. etc.

Nearly 500 or so kingdoms, chota and burrah, acceded/merged with the Indian Union. What is so special about Kashmir which we can not find with the erstwhile kingdoms of Baroda, Gwalior, Mysore, Patiala, Travancore etc.?

What about the constitutionally guranteed promise of privy purse (to the ex-rajahs) which was subsequently abolished?

Why can't Chindu fight the case for greater federalism, pleading for special status, substantive devolution of powers for all the states of the Indian Union? Why only for Kashmir?

Why can't Mr. Ram come out openly and declare Kashmir is special because of the religion of the majority of the population (Jammu is just an appendage anyway).
Facing up to Kashmir realities

Anonymous said...

The missionary conference attended by Chief Ram was also remarkable for the presence of his pet "Nawab" who seems to have whined a lot.

Thus we hear that "The Prince of Arcot Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali said Islam was a religion of peace and tolerance and should not be labelled as a religion of terrorism based on the acts of a handful of antisocial elements."

If Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance then our Prince-Nawab should initiate some secular steps such as the construction of a church and a gurudwara in Mecca (asking for a Hindu temple would be very anti-secular indeed).