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3 minutes ago, diga said:

Why don't you check what Volvo is doing and how much is the localisation content.. you did have numbers for the Chinese firm

what do you mean by localization content?

 

volvo might have a 100% owned subsidiary they have the same model in NA as well, everything is controlled in sweden as a holding. Do you understand whats a holding company?

 

i am not sure what you are on here about.

 

 

you want to equate Ashok leyand to Volvo , claim Volvo is Indian ? hehe

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2 minutes ago, diga said:

Nope.. you made a point about foreign ownership.read your posts again

volvo is foreign owned of course. it will have holding from Volvo Sweden. You can make a case of Tata motors if KA govt chooses that. 

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Just now, Vilander said:

volvo is foreign owned of course. it will have holding from Volvo Sweden. You can make a case of Tata motors if KA govt chooses that. 

Ashok Leyland too...

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1 minute ago, diga said:

Google it

dude what is wrong with you seriously. hehe it is publicly listed and traded in BSE - dont confuse between wholly owned subsidiary and a majority shareholding promoter lead publicly traded Indian firm. i am not here to teach you basics, pls. 

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5 minutes ago, diga said:

I am merely responding to your claims..read your posts again

like what. what is your point? hehe.

 

how is anything you say relevant to my statements on lack of any proof for the ' downward spiral' in TN.

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4 hours ago, Stradlater said:

You are one shameless chutia.

I wonder how could Mods tolerate such language against Hindu Gods.

@Trichromatic

I would like to study some history in detail if I have time some day as to find out how did Bengalis develop such a self defeating attitude. This is literally common with every Bengali intellectual I have met in real life too.

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6 minutes ago, Vilander said:

dude what is wrong with you seriously. hehe it is publicly listed and traded in BSE - dont confuse between wholly owned subsidiary and a majority shareholding promoter lead publicly traded Indian firm. i am not here to teach you basics, pls. 

You can claim this technicality...but still doesn't change the fact that it's foreign owned

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3 hours ago, Muloghonto said:

PS: We DO have a 'nation first socialist' party. It even enjoyed the initial platform of being *THE* party of the greatest pure pucca nationalist of the last 100 years from India - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Forward Bloc. Currently has like 1 outta 120 seats in Telengana and 2 outta 300 seats in Bong-land. 
 

this is telling. i am reading about this. I remembered forward bloc  before aifb but never readup.

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5 hours ago, Muloghonto said:

Its a fundamental clash of culture for us - we are the 'devi ma' first. nevermind your ram, krishna, shiva, we have and always will celebrate the Durgas, the Kalis, the Saraswatis more than your Janmastami or such. We don't celebrate Dusshera as Ram returning or some nonsense, we celebrate it as Kali Puja. The reason your patit-pawan-siya-ram nonsense doesn't work because we see the 'Sita' archetype as a weak caricature of the Indian feminine, brought to prominent by pre-islamic invaders like the Scythians and Hepthalites who made up the pre-Islamic foreign elites of the North-west, from whom the Rajputs are culturally descended from. 

Dude, Bengal is the land of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. ISKCON (HQ:Mayapur) was founded by a Bengali, there is a rich tradition of Shiva worship too. Now I agree Devi worship enjoys maximum popularity but it co-exists along with worship of other deities. We aren't living in 800 AD where Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Shakti worship etc were confined to specific parts, now because of churning and migration everything is mixed up. Look at South India, all the principal deities are equally important, hell even the Marathi Ganesh has made a grand entry into the land of Karthik in recent times. Same with other regions including Bengal, although I understand some regions have principal deities. Our faith allows for that because it is flexible. We aren't like Muslims, we learn, co-opt and draw inspiration from other systems and give it our own twist....something which even Catholics do well compared to rest of the churches. Hell we have imbibed certain qualities/traditions from Islam and in Bengal there is Bonbibi Goddess worship, the deity is a Muslim !!!!

 

For the greater good both parties must be more sensible and accommodating, ultimately for a better future. The alternative is scary and uncompromising. Allowing some of the Ram-Sita entry to Bengal isn't a threat to the Bengali Hindu culture because many do subscribe to that part of Hinduism. Similarly I am sure BJP isn't averse to Kali/Durga worship....BJP leaders do often visit Kalighat, Dakshineshwar etc and give due respect to 'Devi Ma'. Maybe they need to market it better but I doubt it is a major point of culture clash. Same thing they should try in Tamil Nadu, Ram may not be a popular choice there but Vishnu, Narsimha, Krishna etc will find major acceptance.....after all it has a famous Vaishnavite tradition co-existing with Shaivism and Goddess (Kamakshi, Amman) worship.

 

The only people who deliberately disrespect Hindu deities and traditions are leftists and minorities....BJP is principally opposed to those elements. Best case scenario would have been a Bengali clone of BJP making suitable adjustments to fit into the local culture...eg I am sure no Bengali will like to have a ruling party interfere in diet (non-veg) matters. But we don't have such an arrangement and time is running out fast, BJP needs to come to power in Bengal and hopefully it can tailor itself to best represent the local needs, aspirations and cultural sensitivity. 

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2 hours ago, Ranvir said:

As always you throw a hissy fit when someone disagrees with you.

 

Look at Shanghai and compare it to Mumbai, where is the Dharavi equivalent in Shanghai or any other Chinese city?

The Chinese government gets things done, whereas the Indian political parties try to score cheap points in the name of religion, language, caste.

Yep. But the price you pay, is you have no right to anything - not even your property. Fall a-foul of the government, say somehting on the internet they don't like and you disappear, you lose your house, etc etc. Wonder how many of us would pay that price just to live in a highrise. 

2 hours ago, Ranvir said:

 

Freedom can be abused - defecating in public, littering everywhere, breeding like rabbits despite being dirt poor, building slum accommodation.

India is a bloody tip when it comes to cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene, no Indian government has done anything to resolve that problem in the last 70 years, neither have they done anything to control the population which is more than 3 times what it was in 1947. Indian governments have been a total failure. 

Show me one government that has succeeded in controlling their population and that worked - even China rescinded their 1 child policy due to the demographic doomsday that is facing them. So why do you have such impossible standards for democracy ?!

2 hours ago, Ranvir said:

 

Even the industrial revolution in the west was harsh on the workers, it pretty much forced people from rural areas into the big cities to work in factories. However this revolution is what transformed western countries into the countries they are today and China is going through it's own revolution which its citizens are currently or will benefit from.

Err sure. but the west was not harsh on its people by the 19th century (or prior) standards. They were actually the ones with more rights than anyone else, particularly property rights. 

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37 minutes ago, Gollum said:

Dude, Bengal is the land of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. ISKCON (HQ:Mayapur) was founded by a Bengali, there is a rich tradition of Shiva worship too. Now I agree Devi worship enjoys maximum popularity but it co-exists along with worship of other deities. We aren't living in 800 AD where Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Shakti worship etc were confined to specific parts, now because of churning and migration everything is mixed up. Look at South India, all the principal deities are equally important, hell even the Marathi Ganesh has made a grand entry into the land of Karthik in recent times. Same with other regions including Bengal, although I understand some regions have principal deities. Our faith allows for that because it is flexible. We aren't like Muslims, we learn, co-opt and draw inspiration from other systems and give it our own twist....something which even Catholics do well compared to rest of the churches. Hell we have imbibed certain qualities/traditions from Islam and in Bengal there is Bonbibi Goddess worship, the deity is a Muslim !!!!

 

For the greater good both parties must be more sensible and accommodating, ultimately for a better future. The alternative is scary and uncompromising. Allowing some of the Ram-Sita entry to Bengal isn't a threat to the Bengali Hindu culture because many do subscribe to that part of Hinduism. Similarly I am sure BJP isn't averse to Kali/Durga worship....BJP leaders do often visit Kalighat, Dakshineshwar etc and give due respect to 'Devi Ma'. Maybe they need to market it better but I doubt it is a major point of culture clash. Same thing they should try in Tamil Nadu, Ram may not be a popular choice there but Vishnu, Narsimha, Krishna etc will find major acceptance.....after all it has a famous Vaishnavite tradition co-existing with Shaivism and Goddess (Kamakshi, Amman) worship.

 

The only people who deliberately disrespect Hindu deities and traditions are leftists and minorities....BJP is principally opposed to those elements. Best case scenario would have been a Bengali clone of BJP making suitable adjustments to fit into the local culture...eg I am sure no Bengali will like to have a ruling party interfere in diet (non-veg) matters. But we don't have such an arrangement and time is running out fast, BJP needs to come to power in Bengal and hopefully it can tailor itself to best represent the local needs, aspirations and cultural sensitivity. 

I don't disagree with any of this. All i am saying is that the Hindi-belt depiction of 'women values' and then holding up the whole 'patit pavan siyaa ram' model does not work in the devi-maa part of India and will never work. Even my grandfather, who quit communism because of its 'destructive nature towards hinduism' and the most practicing Hindu i ever knew used to say ' Sita ke jokhon Ram bodnaam hote dilo, Sita or ponde laat mere chole jaoa ucheet chilo. Erokom nikomma bor karur jano bhaggo te na hoye'. 

 

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26 minutes ago, Muloghonto said:

I don't disagree with any of this. All i am saying is that the Hindi-belt depiction of 'women values' and then holding up the whole 'patit pavan siyaa ram' model does not work in the devi-maa part of India and will never work. Even my grandfather, who quit communism because of its 'destructive nature towards hinduism' and the most practicing Hindu i ever knew used to say ' Sita ke jokhon Ram bodnaam hote dilo, Sita or ponde laat mere chole jaoa ucheet chilo. Erokom nikomma bor karur jano bhaggo te na hoye'

 

:laugh: Seikhane Kali/Durga Ma nishchoy Ram er ponde laat mere dito...bare minimum.

Yes I can see a Bengali having such an opinion, in fact that line of argument is picking up fast among the younger generation across India. Understandably so because Ram was a human avatar and not faultless. Ram can never be a pan-India unifying figure and BJP needs to understand that ASAP. The Ram card will reap fortunes in the Hindi belt but will lose its utility elsewhere, he isn't the numero uno deity in majority regions in the country. He and Sita may be respected but won't be a rallying point. 

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12 minutes ago, Gollum said:

:laugh: Seikhane Kali/Durga Ma nishchoy Ram er ponde laat mere dito...bare minimum.

Yes I can see a Bengali having such an opinion, in fact that line of argument is picking up fast among the younger generation across India. Understandably so because Ram was a human avatar and not faultless. Ram can never be a pan-India unifying figure and BJP needs to understand that ASAP. The Ram card will reap fortunes in the Hindi belt but will lose its utility elsewhere, he isn't the numero uno deity in majority regions in the country. He and Sita may be respected but won't be a rallying point. 

Younger gen ? As in the younger city-dwelling liberals ? Because during my time, this line of thought was the 'acid test' of being a liberal or a hindu, even in Bengal. 

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1 hour ago, Yoda-esque said:


Hindu activist murdered brutally in Tamil Nadu today
Lenin's statue in thirinalveli
Loyola college's anti Hindu painting exhibition

Yes,the rot has truly started in TN

Sent from my LM-Q710.FG using Tapatalk
 

The anti-BJP/RSS ones were ok, but some of them targeting the Hindu symbols and deities were pathetic to say the least. 

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17 hours ago, Gollum said:

:laugh: Seikhane Kali/Durga Ma nishchoy Ram er ponde laat mere dito...bare minimum.

Yes I can see a Bengali having such an opinion, in fact that line of argument is picking up fast among the younger generation across India. Understandably so because Ram was a human avatar and not faultless. Ram can never be a pan-India unifying figure and BJP needs to understand that ASAP. The Ram card will reap fortunes in the Hindi belt but will lose its utility elsewhere, he isn't the numero uno deity in majority regions in the country. He and Sita may be respected but won't be a rallying point. 

You'd be surprised...

 

Wait until the end for the Jai Shri Ram :shock:

Yogi's chopper was denied entry into Bengal, so he walked from Jharkhand, and had a pretty sizable crowd. 

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People don't know that during RJB Liberation, the max amount of people there were "South Indian" particularly Telugu. According to the Deputy Director of the IB, V Rajagopal's report on MMJ's speech, the max number of people at the Ayodhya liberation were from Andhra
From his report:

JSR-andhra.png

 

 

 

 

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@Tibarn I stand by what I said, some states will always have their principal deity and Ram card won't work beyond a point in those areas. Not talking about faith/respect but the emotional attachment of people. BJP needs to be more tactful, not very difficult IMO. 

 

RJM may have had many South Indians but Ayyappa will always be dearer for an average Mallu Hindu, Balaji for Telugus, Karthik for Tamils. This I say despite Amma and Shiv Sena expressing support and sending building construction material for the Ram temple during the movement days... One Jayalalitha or 1 Marathi party can't speak for majority of their state people, want to really rile up the crowd...use Ganpati Bappa Morya or Vel Muruga over there instead of Jai Shree Ram. 

 

And I will wait for election results, these rally sizes won't sway me much. Ask anybody in Bengal, BJP is a long long way from challenging TMC. 30% minority votes plus rural class is a huge votebank which is secured in their kitty. At max BJP may make some mark in a few urban centres with educated middle class and significant non Bengali population...say the Asansol-Burdwan-Durgapur belt. Beyond that, tough to say man, I don't share the optimism of a few here and I am not delusional.

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16 minutes ago, Gollum said:

@Tibarn I stand by what I said, some states will always have their principal deity and Ram card won't work beyond a point in those areas. Not talking about faith/respect but the emotional attachment of people. BJP needs to be more tactful, not very difficult IMO. 

RJM may have had many South Indians but Ayyappa will always be dearer for an average Mallu Hindu, Balaji for Telugus, Karthik for Tamils. This I say despite Amma and Shiv Sena expressing support and sending building construction material for the Ram temple during the movement days... One Jayalalitha or 1 Marathi party can't speak for majority of their state people, want to really rile up the crowd...use Ganpati Bappa Morya or Vel Muruga over there instead of Jai Shree Ram. 

I don't question the concept of "principal deity" in a region or state. The principal deity in Gujarat would either be Krishna or Ranchod-Rai. That didn't change that many villages surrounding mine had "Ek hi nara ek hi naam Jai Shree Ram Jai Shree Ram" reverberating after the BJP swept UP.  Hindu gods aren't competing entities. All three names: Ranchod-Rai, Krishna, and Ram are faces of the same divine. 

 

During the independence movement, I don't doubt much of the same was said about Lokmanya Tilak's efforts to spread Ganesh Chaturthi as a means to galvanize nationalist fervor across India, yet he was able to do it. Even on twitter I have before seen the "Lemurians" lamenting how Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations have started to take hold in TN where they haven't before. There isn't an inherent antagonism between a deity from one region of the country with another which would prevent them from spreading. The antagonism is only among regional chauvinists.

 

I also don't agree with the dividing up and appropriating of certain forms of Hinduism to/by certain regions only. The idea that Mata/Shakti worship is something unique or particular to the Bengal, which is something the aforementioned Swati Sarkar propagates, is the definition of "alternative facts".  Yadavs, who are the dominant caste group in UP, Bihar tend to have Kali as their kuladevi. In Gujarat many have Amba in the same capacity, although my "caste" has Battrakali. The most famous invocation of Mata in history is still Jai Bhavani commonly said by the Maratha army including Shivaji himself, and Shivaji is said to have grown up to stories of Ram and Krishna on Jijabai's lap.  Mata/shakti worship is not inherently antagonistic to Ram worship/celebration. Hindus aren't monotheists who feel there is some competition between them. That antagonism only exists in some peoples minds. 

 

@Moochad thoughts on the Maharahstra mention?

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And I will wait for election results, these rally sizes won't sway me much. Ask anybody in Bengal, BJP is a long long way from challenging TMC. 30% minority votes plus rural class is a huge votebank which is secured in their kitty. At max BJP may make some mark in a few urban centres with educated middle class and significant non Bengali population...say the Asansol-Burdwan-Durgapur belt. Beyond that, tough to say man, I don't share the optimism of a few here and I am not delusional.

The question of winning an election is different. The chances BJP wins WB election is slim, their goal is to become the 2nd largest party and win 10+ LS seats and to cannibalize the INC and Communists... Elections are won largely by man power(in terms of party workers), something the BJP doesn't have in WB anyway. The point of the crowd size was to show that a large # of common Bengalis were shouting Jai Shri Ram, not to read an augury for what happens in the LS or VS elections.   

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मृत्युंजय, इस घाट में अपना कालकूट भर दे तू आज,

ओ मंगलमय, पूर्ण, सदाशिव, रूद्र-रूप धर ले तू आज!

 

चिर निद्रित भी जाग उठें हम, कर दे तू ऐसी हुँकार ,

मद-मत्तों का मद उतार दे, दुर्धर तेरा दंड प्रहार।

 

हम अन्धें भी देख सकें कुछ, धधका दे प्रलय-ज्वाला

उसमे पड़कर भस्म शेष हो, है जो जड़ जर्जर निस्सार।

 

यह मृत शान्ति असह्य हो उठी, छिन्न इसे कर दे तू आज,

मृत्युंजय इस घाट में अपना कालकूट भर दे तू आज!

 

ओ कठोर, तेरी कठोरता कर दे हमको कुलिश-कठोर,

विचलित कर न सके कोई भी झंझा की दारुण झकझोर।

 

सिर के ऊपर के प्रहार सब सुमन-समूह-समान झड़ें,

पैरों के नीचे के कांटे मृदु-मृणाल से जान पड़ें।

 

नव-भूखंड अमृत के घट-सा दे ऊपर की ओर उछाल,

सागर का अंतस्थल मथकर तेरे विप्लव का भूचाल।

 

जीर्ण शीर्णता के दुर्गों को, कुसंस्कार के स्तूपों को

ढा दे एक साथ ही उठकर दुर्जय, तेरा क्रोध कराल।

 

कुछ भी मूल्य नहीं जीवन का, हो यदि उसके पास न ध्वंस;

ओ कृतांत, हमको भी दे जा निज कृतांतता का कुछ अंश।

 

ओ भैरव, कवि को वाणी का मृदु माधुर्य लजा दे आज;

वंशी के होंठों पर अपना निर्मम शंख बजा दे आज!

 

नभ को छूकर दूर दूर तक गूँज उठे तेरा जय-नाद,

घर के भीतर व्ह्हिपे पड़े जो बाहर निकल पड़ें साह्लाद ।

 

तेरा सुदृढ़ कवच पहनें हम घूम सकें चाहे जिस ओर,

ओ कठोर, तेरी कठोरता कर दे हमको कुलिश-कठोर।

 

ओ दुस्साहस, तेरी दुस्सहस्ता सहज-सहय हमको हो जाए,

तेरे प्रलय-घनों की धरा निर्मल कर हमको धो जाए!

 

ओ कृतांत, हमको भी दे जा निज कृतांतता का कुछ अंश,

नई सृष्टि के नवोल्लास में फ्होत पड़े तेरा विभ्रंश।

 

 

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26 minutes ago, Tibarn said:

I don't question the concept of "principal deity" in a region or state. The principal deity in Gujarat would either be Krishna or Ranchod-Rai. That didn't change that many villages surrounding mine had "Ek hi nara ek hi naam Jai Shree Ram Jai Shree Ram" reverberating after the BJP swept UP.  Hindu gods aren't competing entities. All three names: Ranchod-Rai, Krishna, and Ram are faces of the same divine. 

 

During the independence movement, I don't doubt much of the same was said about Lokmanya Tilak's efforts to spread Ganesh Chaturthi as a means to galvanize nationalist fervor across India, yet he was able to do it. Even on twitter I have before seen the "Lemurians" lamenting how Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations have started to take hold in TN where they haven't before. There isn't an inherent antagonism between a deity from one region of the country with another which would prevent them from spreading. The antagonism is only among regional chauvinists.

 

I also don't agree with the dividing up and appropriating of certain forms of Hinduism to/by certain regions only. The idea that Mata/Shakti worship is something unique or particular to the Bengal, which is something the aforementioned Swati Sarkar propagates, is the definition of "alternative facts".  Yadavs, who are the dominant caste group in UP, Bihar tend to have Kali as their kuladevi. In Gujarat many have Amba in the same capacity, although my "caste" has Battrakali. The most famous invocation of Mata in history is still Jai Bhavani commonly said by the Maratha army including Shivaji himself, and Shivaji is said to have grown up to stories of Ram and Krishna on Jijabai's lap.  Mata/shakti worship is not inherently antagonistic to Ram worship/celebration. Hindus aren't monotheists who feel there is some competition between them. That antagonism only exists in some peoples minds

 

@Moochad thoughts on the Maharahstra mention

Well said.

 

I think this is more of a uniquely Bengali thing, if that even, rather than an Hindu thing. There is no question of Ram celebrations in Maharashtra being less than other states.  Ramnavami was a major aspect of the Maratha Empire, Sant Ramdas used such Ramnavami festivals to give the common people the strength to fight the 27 year invasion.  

 

Mata worship is common throughout India. There is no conflict wiht following both Ram and Mata. 

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In my culture , worship of mata is so inherent in our religious customs  that when whole India goes veggie during Navratris , we sacrifice goat on the first day in the Goddess temple.

 

Most of our common greetings to each other invoke mother goddess' name and Kuldevi of each clan occupies a special place in the system of religious beliefs.

 

This appropriation of Goddess Durga and her various forms by Bengalis is frankly quite ridiculous.

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14 minutes ago, Stradlater said:

In my culture , worship of mata is so inherent in our religious customs  that when whole India goes veggie during Navratris , we sacrifice goat on the first day in the Goddess temple.

 

Most of our common greetings to each other invoke mother goddess' name and Kuldevi of each clan occupies a special place in the system of religious beliefs.

 

This appropriation of Goddess Durga and her various forms by Bengalis is frankly quite ridiculous.

And when those posters and disgusting words were used against Goddess Durga in JNU, Bengal was surprisingly mellow. 

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22 minutes ago, Stradlater said:

In my culture , worship of mata is so inherent in our religious customs  that when whole India goes veggie during Navratris , we sacrifice goat on the first day in the Goddess temple.

 

Most of our common greetings to each other invoke mother goddess' name and Kuldevi of each clan occupies a special place in the system of religious beliefs.

 

This appropriation of Goddess Durga and her various forms by Bengalis is frankly quite ridiculous.

Mate, you do realize that Durga Puja in Bengal + Bengali community > Durga puja in rest of India combined, for the amount of money, # of idols, etc etc ? 

Durga Puja  is *THE* puja of Bongs,Orya and Assamiya. Just like you guys go ape-$hit over janmastami and in our part of India it is a token celebration, so too is durga puja/navratri outside of eastern India. 


There is no direct clash between devi-ma versus the purushottama angles of Hinduism, which is why it works. But it is categorically IGNORANT to say that devi-maa following outside of eastern India is significantly large ( except for tokenism), just like how Shaivism is a tokenism in the east. 
This is also not 'Bongs vs rest of India' question,since its also the Assamese and the Oryas who are equally entrenched in the Devi maa culture. Heck, Assamiyas have a temple that'd make the ultra-feminists cream their panties ( Kamakhya), where the period is celebrated with great aplomb. 

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Goddesses are quite popular in Punjab and surrounding areas of Himachal and probably Haryana as well.  Durgiana temple in Amritsar, jagraatas, maa sherawali,etc quite popular in Punjab and Punjabi lingo, bhajans.   The phrase 'jai mata di' is punjabi as well.  

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9 minutes ago, Muloghonto said:

Mate, you do realize that Durga Puja in Bengal + Bengali community > Durga puja in rest of India combined, for the amount of money, # of idols, etc etc ? 

Durga Puja  is *THE* puja of Bongs,Orya and Assamiya. Just like you guys go ape-$hit over janmastami and in our part of India it is a token celebration, so too is durga puja/navratri outside of eastern India. 


There is no direct clash between devi-ma versus the purushottama angles of Hinduism, which is why it works. But it is categorically IGNORANT to say that devi-maa following outside of eastern India is significantly large ( except for tokenism), just like how Shaivism is a tokenism in the east. 
This is also not 'Bongs vs rest of India' question,since its also the Assamese and the Oryas who are equally entrenched in the Devi maa culture. Heck, Assamiyas have a temple that'd make the ultra-feminists cream their panties ( Kamakhya), where the period is celebrated with great aplomb. 

Janmashtmi has no relevance in my culture. Navratri is the biggest festival for us.

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West Bengal now has the highest incidence of girls aged between 15 and 19 years being married off, far ahead of states such as Rajasthan that one traditionally associated with child brides.

 

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/1-out-of-10-girls-still-ends-up-as-a-child-bride-in-india/articleshow/67899544.cms

 

So much for worshipping Durga and Kali...

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Lot of Muslim migrants to Bengal end up as bar dancers in other parts of India in ladies bars. Nit educated enough to secure good jobs so they end up as dancers. The most famous being the one whom Muralitharan was in news. There is a massive majority of those in ladies bars. No secret what happens when they opt for that profession. Bengal must stop being an entry to these migrants. 

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2 hours ago, Yoda-esque said:

 

 


Look at these phattus ,refusing to comment lol


Sent from my LM-Q710.FG using Tapatalk
 

 

Don't blame them. It is a mass surveillance state there, anybody not toeing TMC line is marked. Why expose yourself in camera when TMC goons can track you down, rape the women in your family, burn your house and hack some of the family members to death? Majority there live in fear but the Stockholm syndrome is strong. Hell if I were based in Bengal right now, I would be more careful with my social media comments. Members associated with opposition parties have to pay a tax/penalty like jizya to the TMC syndicate to stay alive.

TMC goons rape, murder CPM worker's wife

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In a blood-curdling incident of rape and murder a woman was gang-raped by 12 men, paraded naked in an entire village before being brutally beaten up, murdered and hanged from the ceiling of her house by Trinamool Congress miscreants. Her fault: she failed to pay up Rs 12 lakh that was demanded from her as a penalty for being the wife of a CPI(M) worker.

 

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Heck they clamp down on dissent from within party line (LINK).

Bengal TMC Woman Party Worker Paraded With Shoe Garland For Protesting Booth Capturing By TMC Workers

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1 hour ago, Gollum said:

Don't blame them. It is a mass surveillance state there, anybody not toeing TMC line is marked. Why expose yourself in camera when TMC goons can track you down, rape the women in your family, burn your house and hack some of the family members to death? Majority there live in fear but the Stockholm syndrome is strong. Hell if I were based in Bengal right now, I would be more careful with my social media comments. Members associated with opposition parties have to pay a tax/penalty like jizya to the TMC syndicate to stay alive.

TMC goons rape, murder CPM worker's wife

 

LINK

 

Heck they clamp down on dissent from within party line (LINK).

Bengal TMC Woman Party Worker Paraded With Shoe Garland For Protesting Booth Capturing By TMC Workers

Hmm..first you mention "Kolkata is India's greatest city, rumours of her death are vastly exaggerated. " in the other unpopular  thread and then you highlight  this dire situation above 

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2 minutes ago, PBN said:

Hmm..first you mention "Kolkata is India's greatest city, rumours of her death are vastly exaggerated. " in the other unpopular  thread and then you highlight  this dire situation above 

For me Kolkata is still the greatest city despite TMC/Left. These events are outside Kolkata, in rural areas (TMC stronghold) and certain districts with demographic problem. It may turn for the worse later on but for the moment Kolkata is better off. All cities in India have their dark underbelly, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad etc and Kolkata too has a few dangerous areas. 

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1 hour ago, diga said:

Bengal is a lost cause.. hope we don't see the same in Kerala & TN

Thank god those 2 states don't have Bangladesh/Pakistan as a neighbor. Otherwise they aren't really any better than Bengalis. Tamils seem **** scared of the 6% Muslims in the state, imagine 30% Muslim population there!!! From minority appeasement they will go straight to minority worship LOL. 

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6 minutes ago, Gollum said:

For me Kolkata is still the greatest city despite TMC/Left. These events are outside Kolkata, in rural areas (TMC stronghold) and certain districts with demographic problem. It may turn for the worse later on but for the moment Kolkata is better off. All cities in India have their dark underbelly, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad etc and Kolkata too has a few dangerous areas. 

The video is from Kolkata and you mentioned that they're afraid of TMC, surveillance state, getting marked, raped, have to pay jizya to stay alive, etc.. If that's the hallmark of the greatest city in India, then ...... :dontknow:

 

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Don't blame them. It is a mass surveillance state there, anybody not toeing TMC line is marked. Why expose yourself in camera when TMC goons can track you down, rape the women in your family, burn your house and hack some of the family members to death? Majority there live in fear but the Stockholm syndrome is strong. Hell if I were based in Bengal right now, I would be more careful with my social media comments. Members associated with opposition parties have to pay a tax/penalty like jizya to the TMC syndicate to stay alive.

 

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4 minutes ago, PBN said:

The video is from Kolkata and you mentioned that they're afraid of TMC, surveillance state, getting marked, raped, have to pay jizya to stay alive, etc.. If that's the hallmark of the greatest city in India, then ...... :dontknow:

 

 

The links that I shared are from other places. Why you getting triggered? Because I didn't name a Chandigarh or Amritsar as the greatest Indian city? 

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41 minutes ago, Gollum said:

The links that I shared are from other places. Why you getting triggered? Because I didn't name a Chandigarh or Amritsar as the greatest Indian city? 

haha looks like you got triggered again. relax.. your posts are contradictory. :dontknow:  Was looking at your rationale but you are just contradicting yourself and going in circles.  I didn't even oppose lol...you're the one highlighting the problems. Re read your own posts again:

 

1. "Kolkata is India's greatest city, rumours of her death are vastly exaggerated."

2. Video showing people not commenting in Kolkata and poster called them 'fattu'

3. Your reply to the video SHOT IN KOLKATA:

 

 

Don't blame them. It is a mass surveillance state there, anybody not toeing TMC line is marked. Why expose yourself in camera when TMC goons can track you down, rape the women in your family, burn your house and hack some of the family members to death? Majority there live in fear but the Stockholm syndrome is strong. Hell if I were based in Bengal right now, I would be more careful with my social media comments. Members associated with opposition parties have to pay a tax/penalty like jizya to the TMC syndicate to stay alive.

TMC goons rape, murder CPM worker's wife

 

LINK

 

Heck they clamp down on dissent from within party line (LINK).

Bengal TMC Woman Party Worker Paraded With Shoe Garland For Protesting Booth Capturing By TMC Workers

4.  your reply again: 

For me Kolkata is still the greatest city despite TMC/Left. These events are outside Kolkata, in rural areas (TMC stronghold) and certain districts with demographic problem. It may turn for the worse later on but for the moment Kolkata is better off

 

5. Don't forget video was shot in Kolkata

 

 

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Just now, PBN said:

haha looks like you got triggered again. relax.. your posts are contradictory. :dontknow:  Was looking at your rationale but you are just contradicting yourself and going in circles.  I didn't even oppose lol...you're the one highlighting the problems. Re read your own posts again:

 

1. Kolkata is India's greatest city, rumours of her death are vastly exaggerated.

2. Video showing people not commenting in Kolkata and poster called them 'fattu'

3. Your reply to the video SHOT IN KOLKATA:

 

 

Don't blame them. It is a mass surveillance state there, anybody not toeing TMC line is marked. Why expose yourself in camera when TMC goons can track you down, rape the women in your family, burn your house and hack some of the family members to death? Majority there live in fear but the Stockholm syndrome is strong. Hell if I were based in Bengal right now, I would be more careful with my social media comments. Members associated with opposition parties have to pay a tax/penalty like jizya to the TMC syndicate to stay alive.

TMC goons rape, murder CPM worker's wife

 

LINK

 

Heck they clamp down on dissent from within party line (LINK).

Bengal TMC Woman Party Worker Paraded With Shoe Garland For Protesting Booth Capturing By TMC Workers

4.  your reply again: 

For me Kolkata is still the greatest city despite TMC/Left. These events are outside Kolkata, in rural areas (TMC stronghold) and certain districts with demographic problem. It may turn for the worse later on but for the moment Kolkata is better off

 

 

 

 

India has been ruled by tyrants, by inept corrupt crooks post 1947, govts have declared war upon their people and supported the nation's enemies, poor were killed by famines as the higher powers sat and watched, tribals had their lands snatched away in a jiffy. Did it stop India from being great in the eyes of her people? Fight the govt, hate the politics, pity the civilians....but country/city doesn't deserve the ire. 

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27 minutes ago, Gollum said:

India has been ruled by tyrants, by inept corrupt crooks post 1947, govts have declared war upon their people and supported the nation's enemies, poor were killed by famines as the higher powers sat and watched, tribals had their lands snatched away in a jiffy. Did it stop India from being great in the eyes of her people? Fight the govt, hate the politics, pity the civilians....but country/city doesn't deserve the ire. 

difference between great vs greatest.  

 

If the greatest in India has the following to offer, then the situation is dire in your own words

 

Gollum:

 It is a mass surveillance state there, anybody not toeing TMC line is marked. Why expose yourself in camera when TMC goons can track you down, rape the women in your family, burn your house and hack some of the family members to death? Majority there live in fear but the Stockholm syndrome is strong. Hell if I were based in Bengal right now, I would be more careful with my social media comments. Members associated with opposition parties have to pay a tax/penalty like jizya to the TMC syndicate to stay alive.

 

 

I can see you clearly  have a great emotional attachment to  'greatest city in India, Kolkata'...so let's leave it at that and not cause further emotional scars. cheers

 

 

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7 minutes ago, PBN said:

difference between great vs greatest.  

I can see you clearly  have a great emotional attachment to  'greatest city in India, Kolkata'...so let's leave it at that and not cause further emotional scars. cheers

Well I can have my individual opinion about what the greatest city is, based on my experiences in the Indian cities I have lived in and traveled to. Besides that thread was just a light-hearted opinion seeking one, not an academic study to analyze, compare and develop an algorithm to rate personal opinions and the modus operandi behind arriving at them. If you have an opinion based on your life experiences, no need to explain or justify it to others.

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On 2/4/2019 at 2:57 AM, Gollum said:

@Stradlater @Turning_track Mamata replaced the word 'Ram' from Bengali textbooks to preserve secularism (her minster's words). BTW that minister is a Jamaati mullah, supporter of razakars who led mega rallies in Brigade Parade Ground against Sheikh Hasina and Awami League during the 1971 war crime trials. Put it this way, a fundamentalist like him will be in prison under the current BD govt, he openly supported/supports W.Pak backed mass murderers/war criminals like Sayeedi and Nizami . Anyway coming back to topic, she has replaced 'ram' with 'rong'. For example rainbow in Bengali was 'ramdhonu'/Ram's bow, now it has been made 'rongdhonu'. Rongdhonu doesn't have any backing in Bengali dictionary, she is trying to change the language to appease the Muslims. Similarly an attempt to Urdu-ize many Bengali words. 

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The above pic is the 7th standard environment book, Bengal state board. Chapter is about VIBGYOR (Barnali in Bengali). See the words marked with red rectangles. Sky blue clour (Akashi) is now the Urdu-ized Asmani. The other 2 are Rongdhonu replacing Ramdhonu which is bizarre. Imagine an equivalent scenario where vishram in Hindi is replaced with something else because it has the word 'ram' in it...to preserve India's secular fabric. Pagal bana ke rakhenge yeh log hume. 

@Jimmy Cliff you were asking about Bengal. Have written many posts about the state but check this one out to see how grim the situation is. 

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12 minutes ago, Captain said:

Bengal is a lost cause. I only hope that the rest of the country wakes up after the horrors that are going to happen in Bengal over the next couple of decades.

Indians are so weak. Rather than fight up-hill battle to save their people and their lands, they like to declare 'lost cause' and retreat and re-draw the perimeter where they have majority. Sad. 

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3 minutes ago, Muloghonto said:

Indians are so weak. Rather than fight up-hill battle to save their people and their lands, they like to declare 'lost cause' and retreat and re-draw the perimeter where they have majority. Sad. 

Weak? That's a first. All my life, all i've heard is that i'm way too angry and way too aggressive. My religious family even used to tell me to pray to god to reduce my aggression.

 

Anyway, have you ever been to Bengal? The idiots in that state can't even identify an existential threat that's growing among them. Too many spineless liberal Hindus who believe that the Muslims will be as inclusive as them. The Islamic population is about 30% there i believe. You need to acknowledge that there's a threat first to fight it. The Bengalis haven't even acknowledged it till now at least in large scale.

 

Arriving at a logical conclusion after seeing the facts doesn't make one weak.

 

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