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Commonwealth Farce

Posted in India, sports by clash on October 18, 2010

The commonwealth farce is over. Everyone seems to be enthused about the fact that the games went on well after all those initial glitches and media reports.  We seemed to have bettered our medals tally and people are already talking about hosting Olympics. I still stand by whatever i wrote earlier about CWG.  Check those here and here.

If anything explains our CWG the best, it is this Sainath article – The narcissism of the neurotic

These nefarious elements like Kalmadi and Bhanot will be out soon for an Olympics bid. They are waiting for the CWG dust to settle down and cover all the corruption and malpractices.

On a lighter note enjoy this performance of the secretary general of the organizing committee of the CWG.

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Media spreads a communalised imagery!

Posted in Uncategorized by clash on September 29, 2008

Did you notice the identical ‘Palestinian Rumaals’ or kaffiyehs or abayas or cassavas, the Delhi blasts accused wearing? I was quite flummoxed to see the three convicts sporting the same Palestinian Rumaals. I wondered if they had kept it ready so that they could cover their faces while they were presented to the photographers.  

It is a clear case of racial profiling, it was an attempt to push down our throat some images of Islamic Terrorism. We have seen convicts covering their face with kerchiefs and black clothes, but how the Delhi blasts accused had brand new Palestinitan Rumaals? If you did not know, the unapologetic Delhi Police Commisoner confessed that his department had bought in bought these Palestinian Rumaals in bulk. This is a trick, a dirty one played by our authoririties, now that they have the stock of these rumaals, they can dress up anyone in that and present to us as an islamic terrorist.

This is in no way is an attempt to digress from the fact that there are communal elements who are trying to wreck the harmony and peace in India and those elements are present in all religions. The encounter and the ensuing arrests sparked off series of questions about the veracity of information provided by the police about the convicts and it still persists. On top of this we hear that the Delhi police had already arranged for the Palestinian Rumaals to drape the convicts so that the public doesnt have a shade of doubt about the convicts and their involvement in the bomings. This is a covert and vile attempt to subvert our senses and solidify our senses against the so called “Islamic Terrorism”, for they only will wear Palestinian rumaals.

Sadanand Menon has penned down an excellent article about this. Take time off and go through this here.