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BOOKLET: Angrezon ke Pille: The pro-British imperialism ‘Hindu’ Taliban: RSS, its parivaar and associates

I'm done with RSS. Not ONE worthwhile thing they have done or said. Mostly involved in criminal activities, and insanely incapable of looking at others as HUMANS. Only "Hindu-Muslim". And their opposition to freedom fighters and martyrs is just too much to stomach.

I've compiled my preliminary notes regaring the RSS into a booklet and will continue to update over time.

I now particularly want to explore the "COSMOLOGY" and "SCIENCE" of these anti-Muslim maniacs.

Angrezon ke Pille: The pro-British Imperialism ‘Hindu’ Taliban: RSS, its parivaar and associates

(Also available on the right hand column of this blog. I might change the URL and/or title, so always get the latest version from the blog.)

The NEW URL:!8143&authkey=!AGNbkK9oPYeUXeg&ithint=file%2cdoc

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Savarkar’s definition of Hindutva was mainly RELIGIOUS (some political). Nothing to do with geography.

The other day the RSS made the claim that all Indians are Hindu. That's true – but only in the original geographical sense.

It is definintely not true in the sense Hindutva was used by its creator, Savarkar.

Hinduism, Hindutva and Hindudom: –  In expounding the ideology of the Hindu movement, it is absolutely necessary to have a correct grasp of the meaning attached to these three terms. From the word 'Hindu' has been coined the word 'Hinduism' in English. It means the school or system of religions the Hindus follow. The second word 'Hindutva' is far more comprehensive and refers not only to the religious aspect of the Hindu people as the word 'Hinduism' does but comprehends even their cultural, linguistic, social and political aspects as well. It is more of less akin to 'Hindu polity' and its nearly exact translation would be 'Hinduness'. The third word 'Hindudom'means the Hindu people spoken of collectively. It is a collective name for the Hindu world, just as Islam denotes the Moslem world or Christiandom denotes the Christian world. [Source]

Savarkar makes clear that Hindutva is ROOTED IN THE HINDU RELIGION. Make no mistake about it, at any point in time.

What that religion is, is a matter even Hindus themselves won't agree, but that's where it all begins. This makes it radically different to the geographical meaning of Hindu which I agree with.

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Slightly updated SKC agenda (including draft executive summary) and other updates/ requests

Copy of an email (slightly edited) I sent out a short while ago:

Dear reformers
As requested by a few people, I've prepared a short executive summary for the agenda. I have also elaborated on policy frameworks, limits to eminent domain; and improved the land rights section, added a section on the abolition of reservations for small scale industries, and slightly improved health policy. 
This updated version is now available here:
A few more suggestions for improvements are currently under consideration, which I'll incorporate during November, 2014.
1. Funds for printing 1000 copies of the agenda
Rs.1 lakh is needed to print 1000 copies of the First Edition of the agenda in December 2014 for distribution to the media and eminent people/ potential donors. Rs. 68.6K has been committed but Rs. 31K is still needed. Please commit funds to help print of the agenda. (
2. Endorsing the agenda
Over 220 people have endorsed it, to date (list here). By (in-principle) endorsing the agenda you can express your support for the policies enunciated in the agenda. You can endorse it either by completing this short form ( or by writing to me. TAKE A STAND FOR LIBERTY. 
I'd like to thank all those who have endorsed the agenda, and have committed funds for printing. This is turning out to be a truly collaborative venture, with hundreds of people involved from across the country.
3. Request to proofread the agenda
I'd like to thank Rakesh Pujari for taking up the task of proofing the agenda. I'd appreciate if others can also assist. The more the eyes that are cast on the draft, the better it will read. I'd like us to remove all typos and unnecessary duplication. Let me know if you can help. This is urgent.
When published, this will be India's first COMPREHENSIVE liberal agenda (other similar agendas, by the Rajaji's Swatantra Party, India Policy Institute and Sharad Joshi's Swatantra Bharat Party, were good efforts in this direction, but none comes close to this particular agenda). When published, the agenda will, hopefully, get coverage by the media and provoke debate and discussion.
When all the dust and fury of politics settles, only the underlying POLICY remains. Today, there is no policy agenda in India that comes even close to the SKC agenda in terms of quality and ambition. Let's demand the best for India. This is a landmark document in India's history. Be a part of this document.
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Ramdev and Modi only wanted power. The ploy to get back black money was a CLEVER WAY TO DECEIVE India.

A few weeks ago, I accosted Ramdev for his repeated lies regarding black money, when I asked: Ramdev lied blatantly. On what basis did he claim that Modi will bring back black money in 100 days?

It is now many months since Modi became PM. Where is it??? The lakhs of crores of black money?

But even on the disclosure of names the BJP is backing off. 

This is what BJP said in 2012: BJP to name Swiss account holders if voted to power.

And this is what Modi tweeted on 14 March 2014:

This was a clear allegation that the names of the Swiss account holders were from Congress party. But now the government is HIDING behind all kinds of excuses and refusing to divulge the names of CRIMINALS AND SCOUNDRELS who have stolen India's taxpayer money for 65 years.

And here's the BJP leader Swamy (the anti-Muslim bigot) making tall claims about disclosure of names:

TOI has made the link that BJP is NOTHING BUT UPA MARK IIModi govt toes UPA line on black money disclosure, faces opposition fire

I hope NO ONE will believe in these liars any more. I am sick of these double standards.

We need INTEGRITY in public life.

Instead, I have by now heard many believable claims made that both Modi and Ramdev are themselves floating in black money. I'm investigating the Ramdev issue separately through RTI. Re: Modi's crony capitalism and corruption – there are already a massive number of claims in the public domain, including by Arvind Kejriwal. 

Let me just say that I KNOW that BJP is fully corrupt and awash in black money. Now, even their leaders are going to be implicated, is my sense.

We need a TOTAL reform of India's governance system


UNVERIFIED: I've just read on FB that "Modi said that he would "bring back every single rupee in foreign countries deposited by Indian citizens as black money" and that "each citizen can get Rs 15-20 Lakhs. The GDP/capita for India is (only) Rs 92,000".



This is an extensive article (blog post) in Times of India on Modi's fraudulent claims over the years: War on black money.

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A public dossier on corruption and the use of black money by BJP

We all know that the Congress is the king of corruption, but BJP has always been the Prince of Corruption. It is following rapidly in the footsteps of Congress (plus additional bad qualities). Yesterday, former chief of BJP and current BJP Minister – Nitin Gadkari – CONFIRMED the widespread view that political parties bribe journalists and newspapers with LARGE PACKETS OF CASH (BLACK MONEY) at the time of elections. No one knows where the money comes from, and no declaration is ever made. The stories in the media are falsified and the people of India taken for a ride. Such is BJP.

"In the next 10-12 days, you journalists will have 'Laxmi darshan'," Gadkari said at a poll rally in Sawantwadi in coastal Konkan on Saturday. "Be it reporters or editors, there are separate packages for reporters, newspapers and their owners," Gadkari said. "Diwali has come. I have one request, keep whatever you get. Eat whatever you can," ['Source]

I'm going to keep track of BJP's mega-corruption on this blog post. This is a placeholderI have no time to prepare a comprehensive post on BJP's corruption: there are SO MANY SCAMS, difficult to count; just a few notes here. Please send your findings/ comments/ links through the comments section or by email.


Journalists should accept 'packages', says Nitin Gadkari


Why is Ramdev still supporting super-corrupt BJP? चोर की दाड़ी में तिनका? (9 September 2014)

BJP – a party flooded with black money – claims it will bring back black money from abroad! Nice joke. (12 May 2014)

Further DIRECT proof of BJP’s extensive corruption and use of black money (May 14, 2014)

Let Ramdev fall by his own sword, for betraying his own demands against supporters of black money (22 April 2014)

Swami Ramdev should now disconnect entirely from BJP and revert to Swarna Bharat Party (15 March 2014)

Almost ALL Congress and BJP MPs and MLAs are corrupt. Here is proof. (3 February 2014)

Of course Advani is corrupt. 100 per cent corrupt. (19 May 2013)

BJP’s corruption re-confirmed (for the fools who thought it was not) (28 April 2012)

How corruption works – a case study of BJP’s expertise in corruption (18 September 2011)

BJP is 100 per cent corrupt. Please don’t pull wool over our eyes, Advani (August 26, 2011)

BJP is totally corrupt – not just Congress (28 July 2011)

The greatest joke of all – BJP calling the Congress corrupt! (16 June 2011)

Congress and BJP are equally corrupt (22 November 2010)

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You ask: So HOW should Modi clean India? Well, here’s how I’d do it. I don’t think Modi can ever understand.

Instead of just singing the praise of Modi, as most people seem to doing these days (I get a sense of deja vu. I first saw this mindless euphoria about Indira Gandhi, then Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal, and now Modi) – someone on FB actually asked a question:

"what do you suggest.. to change people's mindset about cleanliness".

Another asked a similar one on Twitter: 

Well, it is good that SOME people are not just defending my criticism of Modi's JHARU PROGRAM to solve fundamental governance problems with India, and are willing to ask questions. I do not vigorously criticise AAP, Congress and BJP for nothing. There is a reason why I criticise these socialists.

Now, if you had read BFN and SKC agenda, you'd not ask about this, but let me not assume too much and summarise the key plan of action.


I had already alluded to the solution in this post. Let me elaborate.

Step 1: Implement basic system reforms outlined in SKC agenda.

It is impossible to clean India without fixing the underlying system. Key reforms in this area include (but are not limited to):

-    Electoral system reform to ensure we get clean politicians. If not, they’ll ALWAYS interfere in every decision and try to make money from EVERY project at EVERY level.

-    Bureaucratic system reform to ensure we get a COMPETENT and accountable bureaucracy. Today no one is accountable for anything, and most bureaucrats are trying to make money from the system. We need to ensure that everyone at ALL levels will need to be accountable. Bureaucrats at all levels will have absence of tenure, and contracts that insist on performance.

-    Local government reform. This will include total empowerment of local governments with elected members, allowing them to hire and fire their own CEO, with capacity to raise rates and local property taxes to fund their work. 

This is merely a sketch. Details are outlined in BFN/ SKC agenda. Without putting in place these basic reforms Modi CAN NEVER DELIVER a clean India. No matter how many jharus he uses. Modi has shown NO INTEREST in reforms. So he can never get to the second step.

Step 2: Ensure that cleanliness is a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) in the contracts of the CEOs of various municipalities

Now that there are accountable bureaucracies, we insert cleanliness (and absence of corruption, etc.) into the contracts of CEOs. They will need to work out ways to deploy resources to deliver these KPIs, or be sacked.

Step 3: Let local governments establish a CONSTRUCTIVE COMPLIANCE STRATEGY

This will involve things like:

- ensuring waste bins are installed at numerous strategic places across the cities, and are regularly cleared

- ensuring there are well-equipped (e.g. with cameras) compliance officials who impose on the spot fines on those littering the city (such fines exist in the statute books of most municipalities but are not enforced). Raj Samadhiya village in Gujarat is perhaps India’s cleanest village. Nobody throws any paper on road or dirties common lands or water. That is because incentives work. It follows a draconian (almost Singaporean) law that if those who litter are fined Rs.1000. 

- ensuring professional cleaning services for streets etc. tendered through open competition, and successful bidders held to account for delivery through stiff penalties for non-compliance.

- establishing incentives (if needed PPPs) for recycling plants that will sort out the rubbish and recycle before it goes to landfill

- ensuring international standards are met re: the kind of material that enters landfill (to avoid polluting underground water).

This, again, is merely an OUTLINE. But these three steps are ENTIRELY BEYOND MODI'S FEEBLE UNDERSTANDING. 

Hence my wagers to him, and hence my ASSERTION without any hesitation that he will TOTALLY fail to clean India.

I believe that cleaning India and making it beautiful can become one of the largest job generating programs in India's history. But India is not prepared to deliver. Its house is not in order.

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