31.1.14

CORRUPTION in India.

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No thats fine, but the party must target specific seats that they have realistic chances of winning, and not become a political GIMMICK for the day which has very few seats in the LS, where the laws of the land are made.
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Have prepared a list of the corrupt: Arvind Kejriwal


By PTI and Times of India.

Targeting Rahul Gandhi, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday accused him of being corrupt and said the party will field candidates against him, UPA ministers and leaders of other parties.
He also took a jibe at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and the Congress vice-president for spending over "Rs 500 crore on branding" and image-building exercise.
  Drawing up a list of "corrupt" politicians, Kejriwal said the party will field candidates against them.
 The list included Gandhi, several UPA ministers, SP supremo Mulayam Singh, BSP chief Mayawati, Union ministers P Chidambaram and Sushilkumar Shinde and former BJP president Nitin Gadkari, among others.
Addressing the National Council meeting attended by Aam Aadmi Party volunteers from across the country, Kejriwal said, "I have prepared a list of dishonest (politicians) of the country. If you come across any honest politician in the list then please tell me.
"I am asking for the country's approval on whether to defeat (these politicians) or send them to the Parliament."
     Kejriwal said the party will field candidates against Gandhi, union ministers Shinde, Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, G K Vasan, Salman Khurshid, Veerappa Moily, Prakash Jaiswal, Kamal Nath, Pawan Bansal, as well as MPs Naveen Jindal, Avtar Singh Bhadana, Anu Tandon, Suresh Kalmadi and Assam CM Tarun Gogoi.
"I have started the list. Till evening, you (AAP workers) prepare a list and submit it the party," he told AAP workers.

The chief minister slammed Gandhi and Modi for engaging in expensive image branding campaigns.
   "They spent Rs 500 crore for image make over...To prepare brand Modi and brand Rahul, they are spending Rs 500 crore. Can these people, who spend Rs 500 crore for branding, give an honest government? After they come to power, they will recover that money from us," he said.
 Kejriwal said the party's motto was not to seize power, but to eradicate corruption.
    "Our motto is not to seize power and do politics for power like BJP and Congress. Our motive should be no corrupt leader and no one from dynasty politics should enter Parliament," he said.

30.1.14

USA destabilisation of Afghanistan.

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Most of the American public want USA troops out of Afghanistan, after 12 years of hostile, warlike, narco-state occupation (i) Because it is costly to the American taxpayer (ii) It harms American personnel (iii) It harms innocent Afghan civilians (iv) It harms Afghanistan's neighbors (v) It harms the USA's image as a good country which loves peace above all else.


HOWEVER, there are a handful.....just a handful of men in the elite structure who want to continue the occupation of Afghanistan because it makes them money either through:


(i) The Military-Industrial Complex.
(ii) Shipping drugs from Afghanistan around the world under the cover of military shipments, and finally into the huge narco-market of the USA, where the money is laundered in Wall Street.


TO JUSTIFY the Pentagon's presence in the 30 year war torn decimated country of Afghanistan, the CIA/Pentagon use the Taliban as "Controlled Opposition" via the ISI/Pakistan military....to create a justifiable cause......to fight the noble fight against the hordes of Islam and 'al-CIA-duh'.
 
BUT many years have passed, and many of the 'Controlled opposition" Taliban have died or retired, or are simply tired fighting a hyper-power such as the USA, and its NATO allies armed only with AK-47.....
 
SO to stir the pot, and make the 'enemy' Taliban threat credible the Pentagon/CIA give press releases that attacks by the Taliban are up, AND to make sure, they ALSO conduct false-flag ops such as the one against the restaurant in Kabul.


Then on que, the Jewish neocons chime in via the MSM that the endless occupation and harvesting of OPIUM must continue for the GREATER GOOD OF THE USA.


The Pentagon's/CIA/NATO occupation of Afghanistan is aided by RUSSIA, and PAKISTAN primarily. This leads to the conclusion that a secret Jewish government within the government exists within the Kremlin, and in the case of the Pakistan Military/ISI, they are just a bunch of cock sucking Gunga Din's who have "strategic depth" problems of identifying what is good for Pakistan the Failed State, and what is good for a few generals in the Punjab dominated military.


We are just talking about a handful of MEN in the USA, RUSSIA AND Mir Jaffar Pakistan.

But millions of innocent victims in the USA, in Europe, Eurasia, Afghanistan and of-course Pakistan.

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Afghan President Karzai suspects US role in attacks

(The U.S. conducting acts of false flag terrorism in order to destabilize a current, less-than-friendly regime? Unheard of… unless you look up “unconventional warfare”)
from Press TV
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Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai suspects that Washington has been undermining the government in Kabul through conducting ‘insurgent-style’ attacks, a report says.
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The Washington Post quoted a senior Afghan presidential palace official as saying that President Karzai has provided a list of several attacks, in which he says Washington may have been involved, including the recent bloody assault on a Lebanese restaurant in Kabul, where over 20 people, including 13 foreigners, were killed.
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The January 17 bombing and shooting attack on the restaurant was attributed to the Taliban militant group, though Karzai said it is one of the many attacks that may have been orchestrated by the United States in order to undermine Afghan government’s abilities in maintaining security and pave the way for keeping its soldiers in the country beyond 2014.
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That Rahul Interview

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I like Rahul Gandhi, he seems a nice chap, or he has had acting lessons...whichever, BUT definitely more likeable than Modi the dour butch gay 'saviour' of India who is going to sort it out.

Hitler did sort it out bringing unemployment down from 6 million in just a few years......or fiddling the stats....or just giving men some shovels to dig an infrastructure project of no worth, a Reichmark a day, cheap free food....and vola! .......economic miracle, feel good butch gay parades, mass rallies, military marches, the clever use of the volk radio...and cinema.

Do we have any war movies by Bollywood before the end of May 2014? Or patriotic TV dramas? Or ...............Seriously Hindu themed programs in tv and cinema?

Hitler destroyed Germany. Shamed Germans to this day. made Germans guilt ridden to this day. Divided the country into 2 parts. Lost territory.........killed 10 million Germans and directly and indirectly 50 million others around the world.....enabling the USA to becoming the sole superpower which had secretly been funding Hitler since the 1920's via certain Jewish banks.

Here are some more 2 hour interviews I would recommend for Rahulji.......with Karan Thapar, Shobhaa De,
and Sagarika Ghose.

I don't recommend a USA style debate with all the leaders of the parties .....first Rahulji is not the PM of the country, merely a leader in waiting; Rahul may be short vis a vi other leaders; and he is too 'young' vis a vi the other party leaders in a society which respects the old more.

1. Would like to know what he was doing with suitcases full of dollars at an American airport? Does he not know about bank to bank transfers? This smells of conspiracy, corruption and farcical of the Bollywood type.

2. Is he gay? Has he been to gay parties in the UK/USA? Does he have a boyfriend? Do the spooks in those countries have pictures of him with his gay boyfriends? Can he be blackmailed by foreign entities?

3. Was he partying hard whilst Mumbai was burning at the behest of the RSS/Shiv Sena/Israelis/ISI/RAW in 26/11? Does he not give a flying fuck for India and its very serious problems, and the death of 160 people, with clearly sighted gora foreign mercenaries shooting up India's major financial hub?

4. What policy implementations has he achieved in the legislature over 10 years in politics that have benefited the country?

5. Would he prefer to be a playboy......jet setting around the world?

6. What is the first natural language he thinks and speaks in?

7. What does strategic thinking mean? What does national policy mean?

8. How does he intend to push through radical policy initiatives with his happy-clappy personality? PM Rajiv Gandhi failed because the old guard in Congress thwarted him. Does he have greater stature and determination than his father?

9. Is he a true REAL INDIAN....50% Italian, 25% Kashmiri Brahmin, and 25% Parsee?

10. How is he going to sort out CORRUPTION in India with suitcases stuffed with cash from the CIA?

11. Indian INDUSTRIALISATION..........representing 25% of the world manufacturing in 1750....is not going to happen merely through foreign investment. 80-90% of it is going to be realized ONLY through government initiatives and the private sector of India. That means taking money from Indians and investing in industry...whether the money is in Switzerland, Mauritius, London or New York or India itself via an effective domestic tax system. It means blocking cheap CHINESE IMPORTS DUMPED into the Indian market in addition.

12. Indian INFRASTRUCTURE..........representing some of the best under the Mughals by 1750....is not going to happen merely through foreign investment. 80-90% of it is going to be realized ONLY through government initiatives and the private sector of India. That means taking money from Indians and investing in INFRASTRUCTURE...whether the money is in Switzerland, Mauritius, London or New York. It means taking help from Japan, Germany, France, South Korea and China.

INDUSTRY AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT is non-inflationary and will propel India into the NIC club.........with 50% of GDP in Industry. At present India is sitting awkwardly, unremarkable between being an LEDC country and a NIC country unlike Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia..........after 67 years of INDEPENDENCE.

INDUSTRY AND INFRASTRUCTURE creates real jobs.

13. CHRONIC POWER SHORTAGE---invest in cheap coal generated electricity for now, and more dams. More R & D on Thorium as a source of nuclear power, and of course Hydrogen power. Solar power investment is a good bet in sunny India. 

14. Why did he run away from Harvard? One of the best universities in the world, where he could have, were he to stay for 3/4 years networked with some of the best and brightest kids of the future in politics, governance, philosophy and much more. All he had to do was arrange ghost writers from the Indian embassy to do his work. I am sure you can do serious partying at Harvard. But instead after just 3 months he ran away from there.....headed towards Maimi? And $20 million donation money to Harvard wasted from poverty stricken India......so he could get in the first place.

15. How much money has the Gandhi family made from arms contracts/license Raj since grandma started on this road? $4 billion, $10 billion or $20 billion? Is India's national security for sale to the highest bidder? Why does India spend only 1.8% on defense? Why is there a focus on the sea when there should be a focus UP THE MOUNTAINS......I know that, the ordinary Indian knows that, armchair generals know that, Strategic Studies center academics know that, the military know that.........but our block vote bank, minority reserved place Harijan defense ministers under both major parties don't seem to know that.

16. Why after 60 years of 'independence' is there 850 million Indians STILL living on $2 a day. Why does India have the largest number of people living below the poverty line in the world?

17, Why does India STILL have 300 illiterate adults? The greatest number in the world.

18. Is India a country run by Indians or are its key decisions made by globalists in London and New York? 

19. Does Rahul Gandhi think his charm will woo ALL 50% of the voters......women. Because they see him as their son, potential boyfriend or even a husband? Is that it? Is that the only strategy and reason for..."empowering women".....which he repeats ALL the time in the interview, above.

The per capita income will then jump from $4200 to $10,000 in a few years......Bill Gates prediction of poverty being eradicated will ONLY then be realized.......home to the largest below poverty group. 

BUT yes better than this fucking clown BELOW from Gujarat to achieve ALL this. 

Rahul is not representative of the Congress Party in any real sense. There are various power blocks within the party. He is a front mascot.

He may be trying to create a 'radical' young reformist wing within the party.....if he is successful, I'll join it at 50.





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India's Gandhi family

The Rahul problem 

By the Economist.



WHAT is the point of Rahul Gandhi? The 42-year-old scion of the Gandhi dynasty, which has long dominated India’s ruling party, is still the most plausible prime ministerial candidate for Congress at the looming 2014 election. In advance of that, possibly within weeks, he may get some new party post (some talk of a “vice presidency”) or possibly a government job (as rural affairs minister, perhaps?). A cabinet reshuffle is awaited, with the washed-out monsoon session of parliament swirling down the drain.
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Promoting Mr Gandhi now would in theory make sense for Congress. He has long been presumed the successor-in-waiting to Sonia Gandhi, his mother and the party’s president. He needs time to start showing some skills as a leader before campaigning starts in 2014. And for as long as Mr Gandhi does not rise, it is hard for other relative youngsters to be promoted without appearing to outshine him. That has left Congress looking ever older and more out of touch.
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But he has long refused to take on a responsible position, preferring to work on reorganising Congress’s youth wing, and leading regional election efforts, both with generally poor results. The problem is that Mr Gandhi has so far shown no particular aptitude as a politician, nor even sufficient hunger for the job. He is shy, reluctant to speak to journalists, biographers, potential allies or foes, nor even to raise his voice in parliament. Nobody really knows what he is capable of, nor what he wishes to do should he ever attain power and responsibility. The suspicion is growing that Mr Gandhi himself does not know.
The latest effort to “decode” Mr Gandhi comes in the form of a limited yet rather well written biography by a political journalist, Aarthi Ramachandran. Her task is a thankless one. Mr Gandhi is an applicant for a big job: ultimately, to lead India. But whereas any other job applicant will at least offer minimal information about his qualifications, work experience, reasons for wanting a post, Mr Gandhi is so secretive and defensive that he won’t respond to the most basic queries about his studies abroad, his time working for a management consultancy in London, or what he hopes to do as a politician.
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Mrs Ramachandran’s book—along with just about every other one about the Gandhi dynasts—is thus hampered by a lack of first-hand material on its subject. Mr Gandhi can only be judged by his actions, his rare and halting public utterances, and the opinions of others who work near him. Given that limitation, she does a decent job: sympathetically but critically analysing his various efforts. She concludes that his push to modernise the youth organisation of Congress as if it were an ailing corporation, applying management techniques learned from Toyota, were earnest and well-meaning but ultimately doomed to fail. “Brand” Rahul, she suggests convincingly, is confused. A man of immense privilege, rising only because of his family name, struggles to look convincing when he talks of meritocracy.
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The overall impression of Mr Gandhi from Mrs Ramachandran’s book is that of a figure who has an ill-defined urge to improve the lives of poor Indians, but no real idea of how to do so. He feels obliged to work in politics, but his political strategies are half-baked, and he fails to develop strong ties with any particular constituency. He has tried to disavow the traditional role of a Gandhi (which would pose him as a Western-educated member of the elite with a near-feudal style of concern for the masses) preferring to pitch himself as a man ready to drink the dirty water of village peasants, and to eat food among the most marginalised of society. But his failure to follow up on such gestures (and many others), with policy or prolonged interventions to help a particular group, suggests a man who strikes an attitude but lacks skills in delivering real change—either as election results, or social improvement.
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Part of the problem is presumably the coterie of advisers who surround Mr Gandhi. Western-educated, bright and eager to cosset their leader within a very small bubble, they appear unready for the messy realities of Indian politics: the shady alliances that are required to win elections; the need to strike deals with powerful regional figures who increasingly shape national politics; the importance of crafting a media strategy in an era of cable TV news. More basically, they seem not to have developed any consistent views on policy. What does Mr Gandhi stand for: more liberal economic reforms; defensive nationalism; an expansion of welfare? Instead they prefer to focus on tactics. Perhaps because of their poor advice, their man too often looks opportunistic and inconsistent.
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Opportunities have presented themselves to Mr Gandhi in the past couple of years. One was the Anna Hazare anti-corruption movement, of last year and this, when young, urban, middle-class voters, in the main, expressed rage at huge scandals overseen by the elderly folk who run Congress and their coalition allies. Mr Hazare’s campaign successfully drew on their anger, yet it was a halting, confused movement. Mr Gandhi might have intervened at some point, and tried himself to tap into public anger over corruption and inequality, and drawn some of the sting of the Hazare camp’s efforts.
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Or, he might have taken charge and confronted the anti-graft campaigners. He could at least have set out evidence for how the government was tackling graft, claimed credit for the government’s introduction of a right-to-information act, and lauded the fact that suspect politicians had been arrested and (temporarily) put in jail. Instead he flunked the test in hiding, not daring to speak out, other than in one ill-advised intervention in parliament.
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Another opportunity of sorts was to energise Congress in state elections. The failure of the campaign led by Mr Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh (UP) early in 2012 is briefly but convincingly assessed in the biography. Congress did worse in the state during the assembly elections than it had in the 2009 general election. Mr Gandhi led the party to a humiliating fourth place, even doing dismally in constituencies where the Gandhis have long been local MPs.
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Perhaps he was doomed to fail from the start (voters did not think Congress could win in the assembly elections, so did not see a reason to “waste” their votes). But his methods—poor public speaking, a failure to understand how particular castes and religious groups would act, weak connections to local organisers—did not help. The main mistake, in retrospect, may have been that he invested so much of himself in that particular poll. But similar efforts, in Bihar and Kerala, in recent years, brought similar results.
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Since the poll in UP Mr Gandhi has made little impact on Indian politics. That would change quickly if he is indeed promoted to a higher position and takes on a bigger role. But the growing impression of the man—certainly the one promoted by Mrs Ramachandran’s “Decoding Rahul Gandhi”—is of a figure so far ill-prepared to be a leading politician in India.
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Just possibly, therefore, this is the moment for Congress to dare to think of something radical: of reorganising itself on the basis of policies, ideas and a vision for how India should develop, and not on a particular dynasty that seems, after various iterations, to be getting less and less useful. Mrs Ramachandran’s book does not touch on this thought, but it is high time for the powerful within Congress to think about it.

Illiterate India.....and the sacred land of wisdom, enlightment and learning

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India home to largest illiterate population: Report

By Presstv.com



India is home to the world’s largest population of illiterate adults, amounting to nearly 300 million people, a report says.
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According to the Education for All Global Monitoring Report released by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 37 percent of the world’s illiterate population lives in India, Indo-Asian News Service reported on Wednesday.
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The “EFA Global Monitoring Report, 2013-14: Teaching and Learning: Achieving quality for All” said that 10 countries accounted for 557 million or 72 percent of the global population of adults who could not read or write.
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This means India has an illiterate population of 287 million.
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India’s literacy rate was lower in previous years.
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“India’s literacy rate rose from 48 percent in 1991 to 63 percent in 2006, but population growth canceled the gains. So there was no change in the number of illiterate adults.”
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However, India’s director at UNESCO Shigeru Aoyagi said the country was still struggling to provide quality education for its people.
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“Though we have more than 99 percent children in schools because of the Right to Education Act, the quality of education being imparted is a big challenge that should be addressed,” he said.
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The report placed India among the 21 countries facing an “extensive” learning crisis.
 

29.1.14

Secularism is India's best hope......ideological dogma will destroy India.

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More police officers from the minority recruited in minority areas would help a long way PDQ......then JUST PASSING ANOTHER gesture law four months before elections.

The army has only 2% from the minority, the sons of Sher Shah and Tipu Sultan......doing nothing, under utilized.

GESTURE POLITICS----REINFORCED BY FEAR.

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Sonia Gandhi cautions against forces weakening secular ethos



By the PTI and Times of India.

Cautioning people against forces weakening the country's secular ethos, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said communal harmony should not be disturbed over small, local incidents which should be dealt with sternly without any bias.
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She also expressed hope that the Communal Violence Bill would soon be tabled in Parliament, saying it is aimed at protecting social amity and the nation's secular legacy.
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Apparently referring to the Muzaffarnagar riots, the Congress President said police should ensure that communal harmony is not disturbed over small, local incidents and they should be dealt with sternly without any bias.
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"It is the government's responsibility to protect and encourage secular values and ensure that minorities get equal opportunities. It is necessary that minorities feel secure and have trust in law and order mechanism. We should be cautious of powers which weaken India's secularism," she said.
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She was speaking at the inauguration of National Waqf Development Corporation, which seeks to develop waqf properties for the welfare of Muslims.
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The Corporation fulfils yet another promise of the UPA, she noted.
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The cabinet, she said, had already given its nod to the Communal Violence Bill. "I am hopeful that it would be tabled in Parliament soon," Gandhi said.
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The UPA government was committed to the development of minorities and the amount of money spent on schemes aimed at their welfare has risen ten-fold in the last 10 years, she observed.
She, however, cautioned the government that only good schemes are not enough and their effective execution is the key.
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"I want to stress that effective execution of schemes is also very necessary. The ground reality is that sometime the benefits of these projects do not reach the targeted people. That is why it is necessary to put in a strong mechanism to deal with complaints," she said.

AAP must as well as talk the talk (mere sloganism) must walk the walk.....do sheer solid hard administrative work. GOVERNMENT GOVERNANCE...thats what they will be remembered for; that is the only thing which will swell their ranks.

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Always welcome a true pure third force in national politics to clear the stale air of the two party system.

But they must not expand too quickly, or try too hard anywhere and every where.

Let them have success in and around Delhi FIRST,

then...................... later UP, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Arunchal Pradesh.(Some of the poorest parts of India, with extensive separatist movements which the Central governments have not been able to resolve for 60 years)

Then solid party bases and organizations in Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakal, Rajasthan, MP, Odisha.

Then finally the South and South West.

It is important that they are not backed by foreign entities, or speak foreign languages on national platforms. It is important the LEADERS do not have foreign education, or significant assets in foreign countries. They must remain humble servants of the people with modest incomes when they come to power. Not the mysterious, spooky sudden crores that are amassed when they are in office by them and their family members. It is important the LEADERS do not spend toooo much time in foreign countries, compromising their national zeal and ideals for suitcases of cash.

The Congress is 128 years old, established by Anglocized Indians, and Allan Octavian Hume with William Wedderburn. Its leaders have connections to London, and New York Globalists (Neo-liberals) It has in 128 years come full circle, and is now run by an unknown Italian lady with no formal education.

File:Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg In the serious business of national elections at the end of May, Annie Besants Congress is preferable over any other party, NATIONALLY. 

The BJP-RSS-SANG PARIVAR are pure fascists, and like the Congress have links to London, and the New York Globalists, BUT with one dangerous exception........it is the only one party that has become close and closer to dangerous Israel.

Let the AAP develop slowly, whilst the Congress holds the baton for at least the next term....2014--2019.

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WISH LIST FROM THE DELHI BASED TOI:
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1. Dismantle the BRT corridor: AAP promised a review of the BRT corridor, with transport minister Saurabh Bhardwaj saying on record that it would be scrapped. A month on, the AAP government seems strangely quiet over the BRT issue. Bhardwaj says "legal" options are being looked into. Ironically, all that the government needs to do is submit a review petition in the high court, withdrawing its earlier arguments for keeping the corridor.

2. Connectivity within NCR: Last year, the Delhi government came out with a scheme to grant permits to autorickshaws for running between Delhi and the adjoining NCR towns. The scheme, however, went into cold storage as the matter went to court. The Delhi government needs to take this up immediately, especially as Delhi Metro's expansion in Phase-III will still take another two years to become functional while the increasing movement of people between Delhi and the NCR is increasing road traffic.

3. More buses needed, get them fast: Cluster buses have not increased beyond 1,000 when there should have been more than 4,000 by now. The only meeting with DIMTS—the agency handling cluster buses—has been on improving the running of BRT. If low-floor buses are a problem, can the minister look at standard buses as an alternative?

4. Integrated schedule for public transport: This project has been pending since 2010—a passenger information system at bus stops and important intersection points that gives the schedule of buses on that route, and their frequency. Integration of DTC and cluster bus routes with Delhi Metro routes is pending, with an integrated schedule looking like a pipe-dream at the moment.
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5. Untying the RTR knot: There is an urgent need for a flyover-and-underpass to run parallel to the existing half-flyover at Munirka. While the cabinet has cleared the project, the public works department is waiting for Delhi Metro to submit an estimate for the work.

6. Model roads: There are stretches after stretches in Delhi that are relaid every year, some perhaps more often. Despite that, each rainy spell pours misery upon motorists as these roads crumble with the first drop of rain. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is just the right person to ensure that the roads in Delhi become durable.
7. More colleges: Delhi has not got a new college in 16 years while the number of students has increased manifold. From time to time, BJP, Congress, and now AAP, have struck a populist chord by promising to reserve seats for students from Delhi schools in the 28 DU colleges. The funding to these colleges should not be the basis for imposing reservation as most of the money goes into paying salaries of teachers who live or work in Delhi.

8. Buses, autos to connect Metro: Delhi Metro will run a 400km route in the NCR when its third phase is complete. Yet, last-mile connectivity remains a mirage. The AAP government proclaimed its authority over Metro during the CM's recent dharna when it ordered reopening of some stations, but so far it has not taken up the responsibility of improving last-mile connectivity.

9.Wasteful road work: Much like roads, dividers and kerbs are demolished and rebuilt round the year in Delhi, and this must be the biggest money-spinning enterprise in full view of people. Arvind Kejriwal has himself commented on this often. There should be standards for dividers and kerbs to ensure that whimsical changes are not made to existing civic infrastructure.

10. Streetlights: Long stretches with not a working streetlight can be found anywhere in the capital, from Nelson Mandela Marg in south Delhi to NH 24 in the east. Whether discoms or the road agencies, somebody must pay a price every time a road remains dark at night.

11. Women's loos: Of the city's 4,000-odd public toilets, less than 350 are for women. AAP, which had promised to address this problem last year, before the assembly elections, now has an opportunity to get the city women on its side by immediately starting work on this project.

12. Rein in autos: Auto drivers want the transport department to take over the role but its 120 enforcement personnel are inadequate for the purpose. AAP must realize that while these drivers are its vote bank, they cannot be a law unto themselves. Recently, drivers of autos and Gramin Sewa vehicles opposed joining a behaviour training programme. The unchecked growth of e-rickshaws is another problem. Clearly defined rules on routes, jurisdiction and fares are the need of the hour.

13. E-governance: The challenge before the Arvind Kejriwal government is to bring the common man closer to the departments and services by adding web-links and simplifying the process of accessing and submitting forms and documents online to departments. 

14. GPS in buses & autos: DTC equipped all its buses with GPS in 2010 to ensure adherence to schedules. But autos that have been ordered several times to install GPS devices have largely avoided doing so on the plea of high cost. While many vehicles now have GPS on board, the monitoring is dismal.


15. Entertainment: When the private organizers of international-scale events look for a venue in India, Delhi is not first on their list. For this, the city's entertainment tax regime is to blame. Experts say lowering tax rates will make the city a more attractive leisure and entertainment destination.

16. Bridges across the Yamuna: Delhi at present has eight bridges spanning the Yamuna. Road and traffic experts say that by 2021, there should be at least another 12—a few exclusively for cyclists and pedestrians, to divide the traffic load. There are three projects in progress at present including Phase-III of the Barapullah elevated road. However, the PWD department will have to push these projects to ensure that there is no breakdown of infrastructure in the interim.

(I'll save you the bridge joke!......no ..ok...Corrupt Senator from the USA invites his counterpart from India for dinner and business at his Mansion in Washington. They enjoy a 15 course meal from Baluga caviar, to truffles, foie gras, champagne, smoked Salmon, and then finally when they finish their feast of many convivial hours, the Senator ushers the Indian politician to the window, and says, "You see that bridge over the Potomac, I got 10% profits out of it", says he proudly, then they both change into diapers and enjoy two little boys for the night of Greek delight. The next year the Indian politician invites his American counterpart for a Mughal feast of Chicken Daupiaza....then after the meal the Indian politician beckoned the Senator to the huge balcony of his palace overlooking the Yamuna. Says he, "See that bridge over the Yamuna river?" The Senator was puzzled for he could not see a single bridge in sight. The Indian politician smiled wisely, and all knowingly. "Ah you see......me getting 100%". Then they both retired and inspected two scrawny, beaten looking children around 8 or 9. "Don't worry," the Indian politician reassured, "here in India 130 million of us like little children for a little fun, but we don't strangle, torture or ritually kill these poor buggers as they do else where")

17.  Leaking pipelines: Delhi loses around 30% of its water supply through leaking pipelines. The Delhi Jal Board has appointed several consultants in the past to stop the wastage but that has done nothing to conserve water in a city which is unable to fulfill the requirements of a large section of society. Arvind Kejriwal, as an IITian, can get all technical help he needs to move in these areas.

18. Govt hospitals: They have good doctors but are let down by the lack of facilities and an unfriendly work culture. To start with, the AAP government can make two super-specialty hospitals built in 2009 in Tahirpur, east Delhi and Janakpuri, west Delhi functional. Vacant positions should be filled and diagnostic services improved. The government's order for prescribing generic medicines is populist, instead it needs to focus on ensuring drug delivery.

19. Harvest rainwater: Delhi made it compulsory for all new buildings more than 100sqm in area to have rainwater harvesting features. However, the plan has failed. Strict enforcement and penalties on government officials who clear projects without rainwater harvesting structures and the owners of such buildings are necessary. The government can think of providing incentives for rainwater harvesting through subsidies in water bills. 

20. Time-bound services: In September 2011, the Congress government promised to end red-tapism by making departments fix time frames for delivering services to the public. Deviations from the committed time frame were monitored through a computerized internal management system. The new government says it is reviewing the law and plans to bring timebound delivery under the purview of the proposed Jan Lokpal Bill.



21. More cheap housing for the masses, and leafy suburbs for the growing middle-class....


 22. Sort out the Colonial corrupt police force.....get rid of the lathi, the symbol of British rule. New uniforms away from the colonial khaki....better training, more pay, more graduates, more women...and weed out the RSS elements within the force which undertake the false flags.
23. POLLUTION........http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_issues_in_Delhi
24. Get rid of the animals on the road, sacred or otherwise.
25. More Persian parks.
26. Get rid of the beggars.
27. Destroy all slums, and replace them with cheap housing.
28. More recreational facilities from stadiums, gyms, theaters, shopping malls, cineplexes, theme parks, acqua parks for children only, acqua parks for adults, aquariums, casino's, bowling alleys, monitored red light area of prostitutes registered by the city (Amsterdam, Dhaka, Istanbul).......eeeeeerrr libraries, spa's, beauty salons, cosmopolitan cheap restaurants:
"Social leisure involves leisurely activities in a social settings, such as extracurricular activities, e.g. sports, clubs. There are many benefits that come from social leisure, such as the development of character, self-identity, and understanding of a communal setting or hierarchy. One key ingredient of social leisure that tends to be overlooked is the concept of mealtime being an important part of social leisure. It is during mealtimes where many individuals develop their social skills and character that defines an individual.
The relation between social leisure and mealtime, which is essentially the act accompanied with food, is uncanny. Both are used as a form of socialization, both develop character as well as create development in youth, and both help create social capital, these similarities are what make food a form a social leisure. Food, the main ingredient in mealtime, also shares this similar quality of self-identity through development and socialization, making food another positive form of social leisure."
29. CHRONIC POWER SHORTAGE-----short-term strategy is to invest in coal power stations.
30. Declare Jihad against CORRUPTION in the city.
 
How much money is needed for Delhi's infrastructure development? $50 billion? $100 billion? Who pays for it? Private/public partnership? Japanese aid? Chinese aid? EU aid?


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Greater Delhi is a mega city with a possible metropolitan population of 25 million.

HISTORY:

From Wikipedia:

Delhi (/ˈdɛli/, also known as the National Capital Territory of India) is a metropolitan region in India. With a population of 22 million in 2011, it is the world's second most populous city [3] and the largest city in India in terms of area.[2][4] The NCT and its urban region have been given the special status of National Capital Region (NCR) under the Constitution of India's 69th amendment act of 1991. The NCR includes the neighbouring cities of Alwar, Baghpat, Gurgaon, Sonepat, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida and other nearby towns, and has nearly 22.2 million residents.[5]
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A union territory, the political administration of the NCT of Delhi today more closely resembles that of a state of India, with its own legislature, high court and an executive council of ministers headed by a Chief Minister. New Delhi is jointly administered by the federal government of India and the local government of Delhi, and is the capital of the NCT of Delhi. Delhi is India's only city-state.
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Delhi has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC.[6] Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. It has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period, and the modern Delhi is a cluster of a number of cities spread across the metropolitan region. This is why Delhi is sometimes called the City of cities.
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Delhi was the site of ancient Indraprastha, the mythical capital of the Pandavas during the Mahabharata.[7] Delhi re-emerged as a major political, cultural and commercial city along the trade routes between northwest India and the Gangetic plain during the Delhi sultanates.[8][9]
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In AD 1639, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built a new walled city named Shahjahanabad, in Delhi, which served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1649 until the First National Liberation War of 1857.[10][11] Shahjahanabad today is Old Delhi. The greater part of Old Delhi is still confined within the space of Shah Jahān’s walls, and several gates built during his rule—the Kashmiri Gate, the Delhi Gate, the Turkman Gate, and the Ajmeri Gate—still stand. 

A new capital city, New Delhi, was built to the south of the old city during the 1920s.[14] When the British left India in 1947, New Delhi became its national capital and seat of the union government.
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FROM WIKIPEDIA:

Monocle's Quality of Life Survey 2013

City Country
1 Copenhagen  Denmark
2 Melbourne  Australia
3 Helsinki  Finland
4 Tokyo  Japan
5 Vienna  Austria
6 Zurich   Switzerland
7 Stockholm  Sweden
8 Munich  Germany
9 Sydney  Australia
10 Auckland  New Zealand

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The EIU's Liveability Ranking and Overview August 2013

City Country Overall Rating
1 Melbourne  Australia 97.5
2 Vienna  Austria 97.4
3 Vancouver  Canada 97.3
4 Toronto  Canada 97.2
5 Adelaide  Australia 96.6
6 Calgary  Canada 96.6
7 Sydney  Australia 96.1
8 Helsinki  Finland 96.0
9 Perth  Australia 95.9
10 Auckland  New Zealand 95.7

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Mercer 2012 Quality of Living Survey

City Country
1 Vienna  Austria
2 Zurich   Switzerland
3 Auckland  New Zealand
4 Munich  Germany
5 Vancouver  Canada
6 Düsseldorf  Germany
7 Frankfurt  Germany
8 Geneva   Switzerland
9 Copenhagen  Denmark
10 Bern   Switzerland
Sydney  Australia


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DELHI


Old Slum Quarters MapKing Shahjaha Painting