Month: June 2012


June 13, 2012

In the last quarter of the twentieth century there used to be a Mumbai-based newspaper with the title Afternoon Carrier & Despatch.   This paper used to publish interviews with politicians and publish these under the caption “Twenty Questions”.   In 1991, when I was approached for this 20-question interview, its very first question was: “Mr. Advani, what would you identify as your greatest weakness?   My answer was: “Books!”. I added “At a grosser level, chocolates.”   Since then, on all special occasions like anniversaries, poll successes etc., visitors coming to greet me would generally keep adding books to my personal library, or sometimes fetch me a packet or box of chocolates!   Quite a few books have been presented to me by Father Bento Rodrigues of Father Agnel’s High School, Delhi. In my memoirs titled “My Country, My Life” I have recorded that after the Hawala allegation levelled … Continue reading LET’S ALL MAKE OUR LIVES MEANINGFUL

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June 4, 2012

(1) Sh.Advani Ji’s Blog – Unnecessary​ Controversy​y – Pls Speak up   Respected Leaders,   Since y’day Morning, there is this un-necessary controversy of Respected Sh.Advani ji’s Blogs and negative media coverage of National Executive @ Mumbai for last few days.   I wish to submit that :   · What is wrong if a leader & father figure of the Stature of Respected Advani ji asks for Introspection in the party – It is certainly needed · Whats wrong if he cites some mistakes of a young Party President like Nitin Gadkari – That’s not an insult to him by any interpretation of his blogs · This is a statesman’s Guidance to his party of which he is not just a Senior most Patriarch, but also is someone who gave the most to this nationalist Party   At a time, when so called honest PM was being cornered by … Continue reading Responses received directly to the posts being shared with you

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भाजपा : आशा का एक केन्द्र

June 2, 2012

राजनीतिज्ञ सामान्यतया पत्रकारों के आलोचक होते हैं। हालांकि ऐसा भी कभी-कभार होता है जब वे अपनी बिरादरी का उपहास उड़ाते हों और वह भी इसलिए नहीं कि वे ऐसी राजनीतिक आलोचनाओं का हिस्सा हैं जो सही नहीं हैं अपितु इसलिए कि यह जानते हुए भी कि यह आलोचना अधकचरी और सतही है, फिर भी रिपोर्ट को ‘लेजी कॉपी‘ में जोड़ दिया जाता है।   स्वप्न दासगुप्ता नई दिल्ली स्थित एक सम्मानित पत्रकार हैं। प्रत्येक रविवार अंग्रेजी दैनिक पायनियर में मुखपृष्ठ पर प्रकाशित होने वाला उनका लेख काफी चाव से पढ़ा जाता है। उनका नवीनतम स्तम्भ (27 मई, 2012) मीडिया पर एक गंभीर टिप्पणी है, जिसे वह ‘गपशप लड़ाने वाली क्लास के प्रवचनों के सुर और चाल को आकार‘ देने का जिम्मेदार मानते हैं‘।   ‘मीडिया क्रिएट्स इट्स ओन रियल्टिज‘ शीर्षक के तहत गत् रविवार को दासगुप्ता ने लिखा:   ”यह अपनी जगह सही है कि मीडिया लकीर का फकीर है, … Continue reading भाजपा : आशा का एक केन्द्र

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