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Category: Humour

Hyderabadi/ Deccani/ Telengana “Real” news is pure genius. Please send me details about these superb satirists.

(This is a placeholder post. Will post more examples when time permits)

Not since Jaspal Bhatti has anyone done so well on the comedy scale as the "Real" Hyderabad news. These cheeky women sneak in the funniest comments during "normal" news. I've sporadically come across these super actors but their identity is pretty hard to find. I'd love to know more about their other acting performances. The lady who provides the voiceover in the background is perhaps the best of all. Deadpan. But the entire group is superb. Excellent. If you come across details about their name and other perofrmances, do let me know. I love good comedy.

Some examples of their genius, provided below. 

 My recent FB post (do see the snippet about BJP's health tips: that involve increasing the consumption of cigarettes and alcohol – it is superb).




This is their website.

Office : #22-3-302, 
Attas-ur-Rahman Estate 
1st Floor Mandi Mir Alam Road, 
Hyderabad. AP, INDIA

Real Channel is a purely Deccani Channel, for News & Entertainment.It was launched in 2012 by Mr.Shareef Abdur Raheem Yamani.

The chairman's biodata is an art form in itself.

Shareef Abdul Raheem Yamani is the chairmen of RUBY CHANNEL. He is also the chairmen of ruby group of companies.

His honorary works and dignified prolific character subdues under his constancy of the work that he has laid upon years with tremendous experience. Moreover believing upon the stream of thoughts, he encourages the new people over his followings and holds important meet with young generations of India who are bound to shine in the coming days of the league of honor. Shareef Abdul Raheem Yamani Biography and Profile has always been quite interesting to note with many noteworthy performances that he put up while he mastered himself in the field of being a producer and adjudging the political ability and scenario quite quickly.

Shareef Abdul Raheem Yamani Life History Works. He led his career as an objective towards the growth with moral factualism and worked upon the build-up of various leagues and associations Shareef Abdul Raheem Yamani Life History Biography says that he was involved in jurisdiction of various acts and performed some important works in opening upon the he empowered the zone with handling some important offices and positions in keeping things very much simpler and easy.

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Rothbard describing Mises’s great sense of humour

I've not paid much attention to Rothbard, but given some positive words from Peter Boettke recently, decided to review his work. Nothing like a talk by the man himself, to get to know him and to understand his views.

This talk is good. I'm a quarter way through it, but came across an exceptionally brilliant take on economists (he is citing Mises whose lectures he had attended in 1949).

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Golwalkar’s most fantastic and absurd attempt to “prove” that the non-existent Aryans were from India

This is getting amusing. Now, this is the most hilarious of all.

Golwalkar had this great problem.

a) He did not want to accept the idea that a European could tell them about their own history.

b) Dayanand Saraswati had already said the Aryans came from OUTSIDE, from Tibet. [I've discussed this here]

c) Vivekanands had pooh-poohed the idea that Aryans came from outside India, saying: "As for as the truth in these theories, there is not one word in our scriptures, not one, to prove that the Aryans came from anywhere outside of India, and in ancient India was included Afganistan. There it ends." [Source]

d) Tilak said they DID come from outside, but basically from the Arctic region.[here]

So Golwalkar was lost. He was a zoologist (MSc degree holder), not (as I understsand) a student of Sanskrit. He had no way to determine who was right. Moreover he had a very strong POLITICAL agenda: to oppose Muslims. So he clutched at straws to establish his view that Aryans were indigenous.

[Actually, I believe the whole idea of Aryans is mythical, and mythical things don’t migrate. Yes, there has been cross-fertlisation and migration, but that’s UNRELATED to the idea of Aryan invasion]

The Aryan invasion theory would make the arrival of the Vedic people analogous with that of the Mughals and other invaders and undermine any indigenous formulations for Hindutva. In short, this brand of Hindu nationalism … is obliged to refute the Aryan invasion theory or risk logical absurdity. Golwalkar, accordingly, rejects the theory but attempts to reconcile this position with Tilak's North Pole homeland. Un­willing to contradict the prestigious Tilak, who had accepted an external origin of the Aryans in the Arctic Circle, Golwalkar (1947) states that modern scientific research has shown the North Pole not to be stationary, and that "quite long ago it was in that part of the world . . . [which] is called Bihar and Orissa at the present”.[The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture: The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate  by Edwin Bryant. p.273]

Here's my Word version of We.

39 – To start with, the life of nations is not to be counted in years but centuries. What a year is to a man a century is the Hindu nation.

With the Vedas, the Western Scholars have not still seen even the hem of the garment of the glorious Goddess of knowledge.

40 – if we ignore the vedas and the later Ramayana and Mahabharata, and we still go back 4 – 5,000 years. Hinduism is old. And the Mahabharata depicts an organized society.

42 – So Hindus have been in possession of the land for 8 or even 10 thousand years before the land was invaded by any foreign race. [Sanjeev: But modern man is around 100,000 years old. Where were these "Hindus" before 10,000 years? ]

“Hindu i.e. Aryan race” What evidence is there that Hindusthan, the land of Hindus, was a land of immigrants? None save the “Shady testimony of Western scholars.” The West’s superiority complex blurs its vision. [Sanjeev: this is NOT the kind of language one can use to discuss the truth. Stick to the facts, please!]

42 – Can they admit the superiority of a nation they control? Till yesterday, they wandered wild in the wilderness, their nude bodies weirdly tattooed and painted [literally]. By saying all Aryans migrated to Europe and Hindustan, they undermine Hindu’s claim to the land.

44 – The Englishman will never cease duping us into believing that we have no more right to this land than he has.

44 – Tilak said the Aryans came from the Arctic. Perhaps.

45 – But the arctic pole has shifted. The North Pole used to be in Bihar. So, the Vedas come from Hindustan! [Sanjeev: "Data indicates that the geographical poles have not deviated by more than about 5° over the last 130 million years" – Wikipedia]

Perhaps never has more flimsy data been used to support any theory. And this man became the boss of RSS.

Critical thinking! That's the KEY message of ancient Indian philosophy. That message has been lost by these people in their enthusiam to "prove" their superiority.

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Not to be outdone by Müller, Tilak proposed that Aryans descended from the north pole.

I had come across Tilak's theory about the origin of Aryans earlier, but didn't know that Max Muller was a great supporter of Tilak. The combination of these two people's work is hilarious.

The following extract re: Tilak's hypothesis truly stretches human imagination to the limits. (But that was not all. I'll come to Golwalkar's hypothesis next.)

Tilak was deeply interested in the edition of the Rigveda which he received from Max Mueller. He was highly impressed by the statement `suryodayat prak bahuni ahani asan' meaning `many days have passed before the sunrise'. It was this statement that led him to trace the original home of the Aryans in the Arctic region.14 He wrote this book when he was involved in the Jagannath Maharaj adoption case. In the Orion, he had shown, on astronomical grounds, that the antiquity of the Vedas can be stretched back to 4500 B.C. Tilak says in the Preface to the Arctic Home, that it is a sequel to the Orion in which it was unmistakably pointed out that the vernal equinox was in the constellation of Mriga or Orion during the period when the Vedic hymns were composed, and that it had receded to the constellation of the Krittikas or the Pleiades (about 2500 B.C.) in the days of the Brahmanas. The next logical step was to trace the original home of the Aryans. [See more details here]


Extract from Tony Ballantyne's Orientalism and Race: Aryanism in the British Empire:

Balwantrao Gangadhar Tilak … offered the most striking reinterpretation of Indo-Aryan history. Tilak published two works, Orion, or Researches into the Antiquity of the Vedas (1892) and The Arctic Home of Vedas (1903), which set out his argument. Tilak, drawing on a Hindu cosmogony with a vast temporal scope, had no trouble accepting the ‘latest and most approved geological facts and opinions’, which greatly extended the timescale of history. He suggested that the ancient home of the Aryas was not central Asia but rather in the Arctic during the ‘Tertiary period’. Originally, the Arctic was temperate, but the advent of an ice age between 10 000 BCE and 8000 BCE transformed it into an ‘icebound land unfit for the habitation of man’.  [Sanjeev: The last ice age lasted from approximately 110,000 to 10,000 years ago, with most of the arctic region – and Europe – covered with ice, a mile thick. There was NO temperate climate in the Arctic just 12000 years ago. Indeed, today is about the warmest the Arctic has been in 100,000 years.] From 8000 BCE the Aryas left their Arctic home moving south into Europe and central Asia and by 6000 BCE had settled in the southern tracts of the central Asian steppes, displacing pre-existing communities and carrying with them an advanced culture: this was the Vedic culture carried south into India in the final southern push of the great migration. [Sanjeev: This contradicts Dayanand Saraswati's and Swami Vivevakananda's assertion that there was no migration of Aryans into India]

These Indo-Aryans retained their cultural sophistication and military superiority, but those Aryas who settled in northern Europe began to slide into barbarism. The sophistication of the Indo-Aryans was enshrined in the Vedas that were transmitted ‘accent for accent’ for maybe as long as six millennia. Therefore the Indo-Aryans, Tilak argued, were precociously civilized, attaining a level of civilization that was commensurable with the glories of Egypt at the height of its power, but predating the peak of Nile civilization by several thousand years. [Sanjeev: This civilisation had a unique characteristic: it did not leave any evidence of its existence!]

Thus Tilak extended and reinterpreted the work of European Indologists, rebutting arguments that European culture developed earlier and more quickly than Indian culture, and asserting the sophistication of Vedic culture. The Arctic Home of the Vedas opened with a discussion of his debts to Max Müller. Max Müller’s work on the Rig Veda and the history of Sanskrit literature was not only a key reference point for Tilak, but Max Müller also provided him with material and personal assistance. Tilak wrote much of The Arctic Home of the Vedas while imprisoned for sedition. Max Müller sent Tilak a copy of his edition of the Rig Veda to read in prison and led the press campaign for Tilak’s release. Tilak made good use of the latest Orientalist research, supplementing Max Müller with Rhys and Taylor’s works on Aryan origins and Warren’s research on ancient languages. Most importantly, Tilak extended the image of a Vedic Golden Age created by Jones, Colebrooke and Max Müller, using it to assert the primacy, vigour and superiority of Indo-Aryan culture.


Aurobindo noted that Tilak had agreed to the general conclusions of Muller but modified in his own way through a new hypothesis:

i) Mr. Tilak in his Arctic Home in the Vedas has accepted the general conclusions of European scholarship, but by a fresh examination of the Vedic Dawn, the figure of the Vedic cows and the astronomical data of the hymns, has established at least a strong probability that the Aryan races descended originally from the Arctic regions in the glacial period.

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