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Old November 7th, 2012, 07:28 PM   #81
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Dont even get me started on that...
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What is it ?
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The lady (Miss Mayavati) used to be the Chief minister of the biggest state of India. She belonged to the caste known as untouchables in the past and used that fact as a sympathy card to gain the votes from public. and her election to the post of CM was considered a great moment in Indian history especially for the people of lower castes (just like the Obama becoming the President of US was great moment in US history especially for African americans) However after becoming the CM all she did was spending money on erecting the statues of herself and elephants (her party symbol)throughout the state rather than working on the welfare of the people. She is also alleged in multiple scams. She even made a monumentous memorial for herself and for her mentor in the heart of the city. (Design is based on lincoln memorial!!!) Her statues are nothing but cruel joke on the Indian people, thats why I said I would rather like to destroy all her statues than destroying some beautiful piece of work.

Luckily she got kicked out of office during the elections in early 2012. (End of Mayan civilization )
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Perhaps some pictures would help to understand her monstrosity -

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Here's the most sick picture-
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The garland is made up of currency notes, worth 1 million USD. 1 mil USD on this?!


And she had plans to be the PM of India? Wow..... what a b*tch!
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Old November 24th, 2012, 01:47 AM   #85
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People, no matter how much you curse the British or use vile language against them, let us just accept this-

If the British hadn't colonized India, India would still have been under the incompetent rule of the Mughals. We would have had no development, no railways, no telegraph lines, no globalisation for India. It would have taken ages for India to actually understand the meaning of 'science and technology'. We would have been like some kind of Sub-Saharan nation (no offence meant!).
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People, no matter how much you curse the British or use vile language against them, let us just accept this-

If the British hadn't colonized India, India would still have been under the incompetent rule of the Mughals. We would have had no development, no railways, no telegraph lines, no globalisation for India. It would have taken ages for India to actually understand the meaning of 'science and technology'. We would have been like some kind of Sub-Saharan nation (no offence meant!).

In case you aren't aware Indian were doing fine without the help of White people for almost 4000 - 5000 years And as for the railways and telegraphs are concerned, I still can't understand the logic behind it. It would have come to India anyway. Those European companies must have been eager to invest in India. and Indian rulers would have been equally interested in establishing the alternative means to ease the transport of Army and goods. Infact this
Macaulayism Macaulayism
is the worst damage that Britishers did to India.

And frankly I would rather like to walk on my own foot rather than to read the sign boards like "Dogs and Indian are not allowed" in my own country.
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And frankly I would rather like to walk on my own foot rather than to read the sign boards like "Dogs and Indian are not allowed" in my own country.
Interesting that you have appropriated this calumny. The Chinese, the Jews, the Irish (in Boston) and Desmond Tutu have all claimed it has referred to them.
Actually, the legend arose from a sign in a park on the Bund in Shanghai--I can attest that a fake (modern) sign put up by the Chinese authorities existed there in 1989). There was of course no such sign. Here is the original.
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As mentioned in another post on a different thread that you have commented on. The British think too much of dogs for such a thing to happen!
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In case you aren't aware Indian were doing fine without the help of White people for almost 4000 - 5000 years And as for the railways and telegraphs are concerned, I still can't understand the logic behind it. It would have come to India anyway. Those European companies must have been eager to invest in India. and Indian rulers would have been equally interested in establishing the alternative means to ease the transport of Army and goods. Infact this Macaulayism is the worst damage that Britishers did to India.
Why did it take so long for railways ( built by the British of course) to get going in China? Because it was "modern" and "foreign". Maybe an India without the Sahibs would have been as backward, as riven by dissent and as ineffectual as contemporary China.
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Interesting that you have appropriated this calumny. The Chinese, the Jews, the Irish (in Boston) and Desmond Tutu have all claimed it has referred to them.
Actually, the legend arose from a sign in a park on the Bund in Shanghai--I can attest that a fake (modern) sign put up by the Chinese authorities existed there in 1989). There was of course no such sign. Here is the original.
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As mentioned in another post on a different thread that you have commented on. The British think too much of dogs for such a thing to happen!

No I wasn't talking about this sign. I was talking specifically for the India. This signs weren't uncommon in India during British Raj.

I think the most famous example is Pahartali Club in Chittagong which bore the notorious sign.

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Taj hotel was built by Tata because he was denied entry into the famous Watson's hotel in Mumbai. Apprently Tata succeded in taking the revenge as the Gora Sahib's hotel lost its popularity after the Taj was built and was closed later on!!! (althaugh this might be myth also. I am not sure)

Oh btw the hospital from where I finished my study also had such plaque!!! "Maternity hospitals for the Europeans only, Indians except Parsis are not allowed" (Parsis were allowed becaue they gave money to build the hospitals!!!)

So of course there were such signs. There isn't any exaggeration in it.
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Why did it take so long for railways ( built by the British of course) to get going in China? Because it was "modern" and "foreign". Maybe an India without the Sahibs would have been as backward, as riven by dissent and as ineffectual as contemporary China.
Railways of India in 1947 was in totally bismal condition. It was no where near the current Indian railway which is one of the largest railway in the world. ITs good for the India that we kicked out those Sahibs and their good for nothing memsahibs, otherwise it might still be taking 3 days to travel from bombay to delhi!!!
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