After 15 Prime Ministers, What?
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After 15 Prime Ministers, What?

June 2, 2020

By T.J.S. George

When history bends to the whims of those in power, beware.  The British bent it to make them look like benefactors of India. After they left, we have had 15 Prime Ministers. How did they shape history?  Some put things down on paper, so we have a fair means of forming opinions about them. Of the half dozen who wrote books, Dr. Manmohan Singh carried the stamp of authority because he was internationally recognised as an economist. Atal Bihari Vajpayee and V.P. Singh wrote literary stuff that appealed to limited groups of readers. P.V.  Narasimha Rao was a linguist and scholar but his books were self-consciously contrived. Morarji Desai was too full of himself to make an impact.

The Prime Minister who stood out as an authentic author was Jawaharlal Nehru. His ‘Discovery of India’ and ‘Autobiography’ are recognised as masterpieces and continue to be read for their literary quality as much as their historical importance. That made Nehru Prime Minister Extraordinaire in the annals of India. Is that why there are attempts now to denigrate him? These are sustained attempts and apparently well-planned. It is clear that important segments have emerged in our political society that want to make Nehru look historically unimportant and intellectually suspect.

Of course, Nehru did some blunders — in Kashmir, on the border with China. But his overall record remains strong. Much of the technological advancement that turned India into a modern State grew out of Nehru’s vision. He helped establish the network of IITs and the research laboratories under CSIR and DRDO. He ensured liberal funding for Homi Bhabha’s atomic energy projects (knowing that Bhabha’s ambition was to make an atomic bomb; he almost succeeded and paid the price for it with his life.)

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It is the same visionary approach of Nehru’s that made Chandigarh a world landmark. When a capital was needed for the newly-created States of Punjab and Haryana, Nehru again thought out-of-the-box.  The result was celebrity architect  Le Corbusier creating a capital complex unlike any other in the world, with a Rock Garden thrown in as bonus. It was as though Nehru wanted to say with Hilaire Bellock: “When I am dead, I hope it will be said that his sins were scarlet, but his books were read.”

Unfortunately, we have entered an era when books are not read. There is a new audacity that promotes political partisanship with intellectual pretensions. Look at the boldness with which The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library has been renamed Museum of the Prime Ministers of India. The psychology behind that name change is transparent. So is the reason. Nehru symbolised secularism and socialist equality. Both are anathema to the present dispensation and, therefore, Nehru has to be deprived of his special status in the minds of people and shown up as one who misled, India.

Efforts to achieve this objective work at the mundane level and at the symbolic level. Anand Bhavan, the legendary Nehru family centre in Allahabad, received a tax notice for Rs. 4.35 crore last November although it is a museum-cum- educational centre under the J.N. Memorial Trust which is tax-exempt. At the symbolic level, President Ram Nath Kovind’s first speech in Parliament omitted any reference to the first Prime Minister of India although he mentioned Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and his contributions to the nation. The Prime Minister for his part made a two-hour speech in Parliament asserting that democracy developed in India on the foundations established during the Buddha’s time.   No mention of the pioneers of the Constituent Assembly who laid the foundations of our democratic republic.

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It is interesting to see how different viewpoints can develop under the same ideological strictness. When Nehru died in 1964, Vajpayee said: “Humanity is sad today, it has lost its devotee. Peace is restless today, its protector is no more.” On a different occasion, his party colleague and present Prime Minister said: “Nehru wore a rose on his jacket, but was ignorant of farmers’ woes.”

With an American capitalist twist, the ‘Wall Street Journal’ said: “The BJP has not rejected all of Nehru’s ideas — only the good ones such as secularism and the freedom of the press.” The bad ones were apparently the “disastrous economic policies” such as socialism and Soviet-style central planning. In the old days good and bad were defined in ideological terms. Today everything depends on personalities. If you are with the winner, you have the world at your disposal.  If not, you have nothing at your disposal.

28 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “After 15 Prime Ministers, What?”

  1. Sam says:

    George Sir? Are you mentally retarded or senile to see this stuff and still write articles accusing BJP government. They even protested Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue and now Veer Savarkar’s name for anything! They want everything to be named after their dynasty including Pappu!
    Did not any other PMs did not do any work at all?
    I know you are mad because Modi has stopped all Christian NGOS from pumping money for conversions and exposed your Nehru’s blunders every day starring from Kashmir to Giving away land to Chinese. Please understand, I dont thing Secularism means looting temple properties and distributing to Churches or encouraging Benny Hinn to abuse Hindus! At your old age, please consult a psychiatrist or at least stop writing nonsense!
    Stuff named after Gandhi Family.
    History & Culture
    Sports/Tournaments/Trophies (28), Stadiums (23), Airports/ports (5), Universities/Education Institutes, (103), Awards (50), Scholarship / Fellowship (15), National Parks/ Sanctuaries/ Museums (15), National Parks/ Sanctuaries/ Museums, (15) Hospitals/Medical Institutions, (40) Institutions / Chairs / Festivals(37), Roads/Buildings/places:(77), Sanjay Gandhi stuff(30), Stuff named after Motilal Nehru (15), Stuff named after Kamla Nehru(14)
    Sports/Tournaments/Trophies
    1. Rajiv Gandhi Gold Cup Kabaddi Tournament
    2. Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Run
    3. Rajiv Gandhi Federation Cup boxing championship
    4. Rajiv Gandhi International tournament (football)
    5. NSCI – Rajiv Gandhi road races, New Delhi
    6. Rajiv Gandhi Boat Race, Kerala
    7. Rajiv Gandhi International Artistic Gymnastic Tournament
    8. Rajiv Gandhi Kabbadi Meet
    9. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Roller Skating Championship
    10. Rajiv Gandhi memorial marathon race, New Delhi
    11. Rajiv Gandhi International Judo Championship, Chandigarh
    12. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Trophy for the Best College, Calicut
    13. Rajiv Gandhi Rural Cricket Tournament, Initiated by Rahul Gandhi in Amethi
    14. Rajiv Gandhi Gold Cup (U-21), football
    15. Rajiv Gandhi Trophy (football)
    16. Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Sportspersons
    17. All India Rajiv Gandhi Basketball (Girls) Tournament, organized by Delhi State
    18. All India Rajiv Gandhi Wrestling Gold Cup, organized by Delhi State
    19. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Jhopadpatti Football Tournament, Rajura
    20. Rajiv Gandhi International Invitation Gold Cup Football Tournament, Jamshedpur
    21. Rajiv Gandhi Mini Olympics, Mumbai
    22. Rajiv Gandhi Beachball Kabaddi Federation
    23. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Trophy Prerana Foundation
    24. International Indira Gandhi Gold Cup Tournament
    25. Indira Gandhi International Hockey Tournament
    26. Indira Gandhi Boat Race
    27. Jawaharlal Nehru International Gold Cup Football Tournament
    28. Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament
    Stadiums
    1. Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Delhi
    2. Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi
    3. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
    4. Rajiv Gandhi Sports Stadium, Bawana
    5. Rajiv Gandhi National Football Academy, Haryana
    6. Rajiv Gandhi AC Stadium, Vishakhapatnam
    7. Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Pondicherry
    8. Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Nahariagun, Itanagar
    9. Rajiv Gandhi Badminton Indoor Stadium, Cochin
    10. Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kadavanthra,Ernakulam
    11. Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex , Singhu
    12. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Sports Complex, Guwahati
    13. Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
    14. Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Cochin
    15. Indira Gandhi Stadium, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
    16. Indira Gandhi Stadium, Una, Himachal Pradesh
    17. Indira Priyadarshini Stadium, Vishakhapatnam
    18. Indira Gandhi Stadium, Deogarh, Rajasthan
    19. Gandhi Stadium, Bolangir, Orissa
    20. Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, Coimbatore
    21. Rajiv Gandhi international cricket stadium,Dehradun
    22. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
    23. Nehru Stadium(cricket), Pune
    Airports/ Ports
    1. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, Hyderabad, Telangana
    2. Rajiv Gandhi Container Terminal, Cochin
    3. Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
    4. Indira Gandhi Dock, Mumbai
    5. Jawaharlal Nehru Nava Sheva Port Trust, Mumbai
    Universities/Education Institutes:
    1. Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shilong
    2. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Aeronautics, Ranchi, Jharkhand
    3. Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Gandhi Nagar, Bhopal, M.P.
    4. Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Kharagpur, Kolkata
    5. Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy, Secundrabad
    6. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, Punjab
    7. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Tamil Nadu Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
    8. Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy, Begumpet, Hyderabad, A.P
    9. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam, Kerala
    10. Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering Research & Technology, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
    11. Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
    12. Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
    13. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Chola Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka
    14. Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Gandhi Nagar, Bhopal, M.P.
    15. Rajiv Gandhi D.e.d. College, Latur, Maharashtra
    16. Rajiv Gandhi College, Shahpura, Bhopal
    17. Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi
    18. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Raebareli, U.P.
    19. Rajiv Gandhi Homeopathic Medical College, Bhopal, M.P.
    20. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Post Graduate Studies, East Godavari District, A.P.
    21. Rajiv Gandhi College of Education, Thumkur, Karnataka
    22. Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
    23. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of IT and Biotechnology, Bhartiya Vidhyapeeth
    24. Rajiv Gandhi High School, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    25. Rajiv Gandhi Group of Institutions, Satna, M.P.
    26. Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu
    27. Rajiv Gandhi Biotechnology Centre, R.T.M., Nagpur University
    28. Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    29. Rajiv Gandhi Mahavidyalaya, Madhya Pradesh
    30. Rajiv Gandhi Post Graduate College, Allahabad, U.P.
    31. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka
    32. Rajiv Gandhi Govt. PG Ayurvedic College, Poprola, Himachal Pradesh
    33. Rajiv Gandhi College, Satna, M.P.
    34. Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
    35. Rajiv Gandhi Madhyamic Vidyalaya, Maharashtra
    36. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Contemporary Studies, New Delhi
    37. Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    38. Rajiv Gandhi Industrial Training Centre, Gandhinagar
    39. Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Andhra Pradesh
    40. Rajiv Gandhi Institute Of Distance Education, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
    41. Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture , Tamil Nadu
    42. Rajiv Gandhi University (Arunachal University), A.P.
    43. Rajiv Gandhi Sports Medicine Centre (RGSMC), Kerala
    44. Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre, Mauritus
    45. Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda, Goa
    46. Rajiv Gandhi Vidyalaya, Mulund, Mumbai
    47. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Polytechnic, Bangalore, Karnataka
    48. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Circle Telecom Training Centre (India), Chennai
    49. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Pharmacy, Kasagod, Kerala
    50. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College Of Aeronautics, Jaipur
    51. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial First Grade College, Shimoga
    52. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College of Education, Jammu & Kashmir
    53. Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Barkacha, Varanasi
    54. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Teacher’s Training College, Jharkhand
    55. Rajiv Gandhi Degree College, Rajahmundry, A.P.
    56. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi
    57. Indira Gandhi Institute of Development & Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    58. Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun
    59. Indira Gandhi RashtriyaUran Akademi, Fursatganj Airfield, Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh
    60. Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
    61. Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Orissa
    62. Indira Gandhi B.Ed. College, Mangalore
    63. Smt. Indira Gandhi College of Education, Nanded, Maharashtra
    64. Indira Gandhi Balika Niketan B.ED. College, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
    65. Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
    66. Smt. Indira Gandhi College of Engineering, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
    67. Smt. Indira Gandhi Colelge, Tiruchirappalli
    68. Indira Gandhi Engineering College, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh
    69. Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kashmere Gate, Delhi
    70. Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang, Dist. Dhenkanal, Orissa
    71. Indira Gandhi Institute of Aeronautics, Pune, Maharashtra
    72. Indira Gandhi Integral Education Centre, New Delhi
    73. Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Sciences, Delhi University, Delhi
    74. Indira Gandhi High School, Himachal
    75. Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidyalaya, Chhattisgarh
    76. Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
    77. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kukatpally, Andhra Pradesh
    78. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarakashi
    79. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Business Management, Vikram University
    80. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
    81. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
    82. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kukatpally, AP
    83. Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College in Aurangabad, Maharashtra
    84. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for advanced Scientific Research, a deemed university, Jakkur, P.O. Bangalore
    85. Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Social Studies, affiliated to Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapith (Pune, Maharashtra)
    86. Jawaharlal Nehru College of Aeronautics & Applied Sciences, Coimbatore, (ESTD 1968)
    87. Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Technology, Katraj, Dhankwdi, Pune, Maharashtra
    88. Kamal Kishore Kadam’s Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College in Aurangabad, Maharashtra
    89. Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Education & Technological Research, Nanded, Maharashra
    90. Jawaharlal Nehru College, Aligarh
    91. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
    92. Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur
    93. Jawaharlal Nehru B.Ed. College, Kota, Rajasthan
    94. Jawaharlal Nehru P.G. College, Bhopal
    95. Jawaharlal Nehru Government Engineering College, Sundernagar, District Mandi, H.P.
    96. Jawaharlal Nehru Public School, Kolar Road, Bhopal
    97. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, A.P.
    98. Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Technology, Ibrahimpatti, Andhra Pradesh
    99. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
    100. JNVs across India as of 2015–16
    101. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
    102. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
    103. Indira gandhi university rewari Haryana
    Awards
    1. Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Achievement
    2. Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award
    3. Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Awards, Delhi Labour Welfare Board
    4. Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award
    5. Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award
    6. Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Conservation Award
    7. Rajiv Gandhi National Award Scheme for Original Book Writing on Gyan Vigyan
    8. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
    9. Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award, Instituted by Bureau of Indian Standards in 1991
    10. Rajiv Gandhi Environment Award for Clean Gandhi, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India
    11. Rajiv Gandhi Travelling Scholarship
    12. Rajiv Gandhi(UK) Foundation Scholarship
    13. Rajiv Gandhi Film Awards (Mumbai)
    14. Rajiv Gandhi Khelratna Puraskar
    15. Rajiv Gandhi Parisara Prashasti, Karnataka
    16. RajivGandhi Vocational Excellence Awards
    17. Rajiv Gandhi Excellence award
    18. Indira Gandhi Peace Prize
    19. Indira Gandhi Prize for National Integration
    20. Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award
    21. Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra Awards, Ministry of Environment and Forests
    22. Indira Gandhi Memorial National Award forBest Environmental & Ecological
    23. Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Purashkar
    24. Indira Gandhi NSS Award
    25. Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration
    26. Indira Gandhi Official Language Award Scheme
    27. Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film
    28. Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Awards for The Town Official Language
    29. Indira Gandhi Prize” for Peace, Disarmament and Development
    30. Indira Gandhi Prize for Popularization of Science Implementation
    31. Indira Gandhi Shiromani Award
    32. Indira Gandhi NSS Award/National Youth
    33. Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Pushar award – search n correct
    34. Indira Gandhi N.S.S Awards
    35. Indira Gandhi award for social service, MP Govt.
    36. Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme
    37. Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Award Scheme
    38. Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Shield Scheme
    39. Indira Gandhi Vision of Wildlife Conservation Zoo, a seminar organized by Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy.
    40. Jawaharlal Nehru award for International peace worth Rs 15 lakh cash given to many international figures, every year, including Yasser Arafat of Palestine Liberation Front in 1988 and U Thant in 1965.
    41. Soviet Land Nehru Award
    42. Jawaharlal Nehru Balkalyan awards
    43. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, New Delhi, for Academic Achievement
    44. Jawaharlal Nehru birth centenary research award for energy
    45. Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding
    46. Nehru Bal Samiti Bravery Awards
    47. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medal
    48. Jawaharlal Nehru Prize” from 1998-99, to be given to organizations (preferably NGOs) for Popularization of Science.
    49. Jawaharlal Nehru National Science Competition
    50. Jawarharlal Nehru Student Award for research project of evolution of DNA
    Scholarship / Fellowship:
    1. Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Students with Disabilities
    2. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme for SC/ST Candidates, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
    3. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme for ST Candidates
    4. Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship, IGNOU
    5. Rajiv Gandhi Science Talent Research Fellows
    6. Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship, Ministry of Tribal Affairs
    7. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes candidates given by University Grants Commission
    8. Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship sponsored by the Commonwealth of Learning in association with Indira Gandhi National Open University
    9. Rajiv Gandhi science talent research fellowship given by Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for advanced scientific research (to promote budding scientists) done in tandem with Department of Science and Technology and Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
    10. Rajiv Gandhi HUDCO Fellowships in the Habitat Sector
    11. Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellowships check
    12. Fullbright scholarship now renamed Fullbright- Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarship
    13. Cambridge Nehru Scholarships, 10 in number, for research at Cambridge University, London, leading to Ph. D. for 3 years, which include fee, maintenance allowance, air travel to UK and back.
    14. Scheme of Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowships for Post-graduate Studies, Govt. of India.
    15. Nehru Centenary (British) Fellowships/Awards
    National Parks/ Sanctuaries/ Museums/Places
    1. Rajiv Gandhi (Nagarhole) Wildlife Sanctury, Karnataka
    2. Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctury, Andhra Pradesh
    3. Indira Gandhi National Park, Tamil Nadu
    4. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park , New Delhi
    5. Indira Gandhi National Park, Anamalai Hills on Western Ghats
    6. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Vishakhapatnam
    7. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS)
    8. Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Pollachi
    9. Rajiv Gandhi Health Museum
    10. The Rajiv Gandhi Museum of Natural History
    11. Indira Gandhi Memorial museum, New Delhi
    12. Jawaharlal Nehru museum in Aurangabad, Maharashtra opened by state govt.
    13. Jawaharlal Nehru memorial Gallery, London
    14. Jawaharlal Nehru planetarium, Worli, Mumbai.
    15. Jawaharlal Nehru National Science Exhibition for Children
    16. Indira Point, A&N Islands.
    Hospitals/Medical Institutions
    1. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Bangalore, Karnataka
    2. Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, Delhi
    3. Rajiv Gandhi Home for Handicapped, Pondicherry
    4. Shri Rajiv Gandhi college of Dental… Science & Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka
    5. Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Bio Technology, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala
    6. Rajiv Gandhi College of Nursing, Bangalore, Karnataka
    7. Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital, Raichur
    8. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases, Bangalore, Karnataka
    9. Rajiv Gandhi Paramedical College, Jodhpur
    10. Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Thane, Mumbai
    11. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Pharmacy, Karnataka
    12. Rajiv Gandhi Hospital, Goa
    13. Rajiv Gandhi Mission on Community Health, Madhya Pradesh
    14. Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital, Delhi
    15. Rajiv Gandhi Homoeaopathic Medical College, Chinar Park, Bhopal, M.P
    16. North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences , Shilong, Meghalaya
    17. Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
    18. Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore
    19. Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna
    20. The Indira Gandhi Paediatric Hospital, Afghanistan
    21. Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health Hospital, Dharmaram College, Bangalore
    22. Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Heath, Bangalore
    23. Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
    24. Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Science, Kerala
    25. Indira Gandhi Memorial Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital, Bhubaneshwar
    26. Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur
    27. Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital And Research Centre, Kolkata
    28. Indira Gandhi Hospital, Shimla
    29. Indira Gandhi Women and Children Hospital , Bhopal
    30. Indira Gandhi Gas Relief hospital, Bhopal
    31. Kamla Nehru Hospital, Shimla
    32. Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya
    33. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry
    34. Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Bhopal
    35. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Raipur.
    36. Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, New Delhi
    37. Nehru, Science Centre, Worli, Mumbai
    38. Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Bhopal
    39. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Homoeopathic Medical Sciences, Maharashtra
    40. Indira Gandhi hospital Dwarka, Delhi
    Institutions / Chairs / Festivals
    1. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development. (RGNIYD), Ministry of Youth and Sports
    2. Rajiv Gandhi National Ground Water Training & Research Institute, Faridabad, Haryana
    3. Rajiv Gandhi Food Security Mission in Tribal Areas
    4. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development
    5. Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission, Chhattisgarh
    6. Rajiv Chair Endowment established in 1998 to create a Chair of South Asian Economics
    7. Rajiv Gandhi Project – A pilot to provide Education thru Massive Satellite Connectivity up grassroot Level
    8. Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited (Government of Karnataka Enterprise)
    9. Rajiv Gandhi Information and Technology Commission
    10. Rajiv Gandhi Chair for Peace and Disarmament
    11. Rajiv Gandhi Music Festival
    12. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture
    13. Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas
    14. Rajiv Gandhi Education Foundation, Kerala
    15. Rajiv Gandhi Panchayati Raj Convention
    16. The Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Educational and Charitable Society, Kasagod,Kerala
    17. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial trophy ekankika spardha, Prerana Foundation, Kari Road
    18. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Janpath, New Delhi
    19. Indira Gandhi Panchayati Raj & Gramin Vikas Sansthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan
    20. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam
    21. Indira Gandhi Institute for Development and Research , Mumbai
    22. Indira Gandhi Institute of Cardiology (IGIC), Patna
    23. Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, New Delhi
    24. Indira Gandhi National Foundation, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    25. Indira Gandhi Mahila Sahakari Soot Girani Ltd, Maharashtra
    26. Indira Gandhi Conservation Monitoring Centre , Ministry of Environment & Forest
    27. Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child
    28. Jawahar Shetkari Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd.
    29. Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan
    30. Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary celebrations
    31. Postal stamps of different denominations and one Rupee coins in memory of Jawaharlal Nehru.
    32. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust (U.K.) Scholarships
    33. Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House Nhava Sheva, Maharashtra
    34. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for. Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
    35. Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Moscow
    36. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Udyog Kendra for Juveniles, Pune, Maharastra
    37. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru college of agriculture and research institute , Pondicherry
    Roads/Buildings/places:
    1. Rajiv Chowk, Delhi
    2. Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung, New Delhi
    3. Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan, New Delhi
    4. Rajiv Gandhi Park, Kalkaji, Delhi
    5. Indira Chowk, New Delhi
    6. Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi
    7. Nehru Yuvak Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
    8. Nehru Nagar, New Delhi
    9. Nehru Place, New Delhi
    10. Nehru Park, New Delhi Nehru House, BSZ Marg, New Delhi
    11. Jawaharlal Nehru Government House New Delhi
    12. Rajiv Gandhi Renewable Energy Park, Gurgaon, Haryana
    13. Rajiv Gandhi Chowk, Andheri, Mumbai
    14. Indira Gandhi Road, Mumbai
    15. Indira Gandhi Nagar, Wadala, Mumbai
    16. Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Mulund, Mumbai
    17. Nehru Nagar, Kurla, Mumbai
    18. Jawaharlal Nehru gardens at Thane, Mumbai
    19. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Hall, Chennai
    20. Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Vadapalani, Chennai, Tamilnadu
    21. Rajiv Gandhi Salai (Old Mahabalipuram road named after Rajiv Gandhi)
    22. Rajiv Gandhi Education City, Haryana
    23. Mount Rajiv, a peak in Himalaya
    24. Rajiv Gandhi IT Habitat, Goa
    25. Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Chennai
    26. Rajiv Gandhi Park, Vijayawada
    27. Rajiv Gandhi Nagar in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
    28. Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Trichy, Tamil Nadu
    29. Rajiv Gandhi IT Park, Hinjewadi, Pune
    30. Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Bhav , Palanpur Banaskantha
    31. Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park, Chandigarh
    32. Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van, Jharkhand
    33. Rajiv Gandhi statue, Panaji, Goa
    34. Rajiv Gandhi Road, Chittoor
    35. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial at Sriperumbudur
    36. Indira Gandhi Memorial Library, University of Hyderabad
    37. Indira Gandhi Musical Fountains, Bangalore
    38. Indira Gandhi Planetarium , Lucknow
    39. Indira Gandhi Centre for Indian Culture (IGCIC), High Commission of India, Mauritus
    40. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Eastern Ghats of India
    41. Indira Gandhi Canal, Ramnagar, Jaisalmer
    42. Indira Gandhi Industrial Complex, Ranipet, Vellore District
    43. Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar
    44. Indira Gandhi Squiare , Pondicherry
    45. Indira Gandhi Road, Willingdon Island, Cochin
    46. Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Kashmir
    47. Indira Gandhi Sagar Dam, Nagpur
    48. Indira Gandhi bridge, Rameshvar, Tamil Nadu
    49. Indira Gandhi Hospital, Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation
    50. Indira Gandhi memorial cultural Complex, UP Govt.
    51. Indira Gandhi Sports Stadium, Rohru District, Shimla
    52. Indira Gandhi Panchayati Raj Sansthan , Bhopal
    53. Indira Gandhi Nagar, Rajasthan
    54. Indira Nagar, Lucknow
    55. Roads are named after Jawaharlal Nehru in many cities e.g. in Jaipur, Nagpur, Vile Parle, Ghatkopar, Mulund etc.
    56. Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad
    57. Jawaharlal Nehru Gardens, Ambarnath
    58. Jawarharlal Nehru Gardens, Panhala
    59. Jawaharlal Nehru market, Jammu.
    60. Jawaharlal Nehru Tunnel on the Jammu Srinagar Highway
    61. Nehru Chowk, Ulhas Nagar, Maharashtra.
    62. Nehru Bridge on the river Mandvi, Panaji, Goa
    63. Nehru Nagar Ghaziabad
    64. Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Dharmatala, Kolkata
    65. Nehru Road, Guwahati
    66. Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur
    67. Nehru Vihar Colony, Kalyanpur, Lucknow
    68. Nehru Nagar, Patna
    69. Jawaharlal Nehru Street, Pondicherry
    70. Nehru Bazaar, Madanapalli, Tirupathi
    71. Nehru Chowk, Bilaspur. MP
    72. Nehru Street, Ponmalaipatti, Tiruchirapalli
    73. Nehru Nagar, S.M. Road, Ahmedabad
    74. Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad
    75. Rajiv Gandhi Zoological park (Zoo), Pune
    76. Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, Hinjewadi, Pune.
    77. Nehru Nagar, Nashik Pune. Road.
    Stuff named after Sanjay Gandhi
    1. Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai.
    2. Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, New Delhi.
    3. Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow.
    4. Sanjay Gandhi Animal care center, New Delhi.
    5. Sanjay Gandhi Institute if Trauma and Orthopaedics (SGITO), Bangalore.
    6. Sanjay Gandhi Hospital, Jayanagar, Bangalore.
    7. Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Rewa, MP.
    8. Sanjay Gandhi Award in Environment and Ecology
    9. Sanjay Gandhi institute of dairy technology, Patna.
    10. Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park , Patna.
    11. Sanjay Gandhi Polytechnic college, Bellary
    12. Sanjay Gandhi Polytechnic college, Jagadish pur, Amethi
    13. Sanjay Gandhi College of Education, Bangalore.
    14. Sanjay Gandhi College of Nursing, Bangalore.
    15. Sanjay Gandhi memorial College, Ranchi.
    16. Sanjay Gandhi Mahila College, Gaya
    17. Sanjay Gandhi Govt. Autonomous PG College, Sidhi, MP.
    18. Sanjay Gandhi College, Shimla.
    19. Sanjay Gandhi College of Nursing,Sultanpur, Delhi.
    20. Sanjay Gandhi College and Research center, Vidhisha, MP.
    21. Sanjay Gandhi BEd College, Vidhisha, MP.
    22. Sanjay Gandhi Sarvodaya Science College, jabalpur.
    23. Sanjay Gandhi Inter college, Saran, Bihar.
    24. Sanjay Gandhi College of Law, Jaipur.
    25. Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Government polytechnic College, Hyderabad.
    26. Sanjay Gandhi PG College, Sururpur, Meerut, UP.
    27. Sanjay Gandhi Stadium, Patna.
    28. Sanjay Gandhi Stadium, Narsingharh, MP.
    29. Sanjay Gandhi Market, Jalandhar.
    30. Sanjay Gandhi Transport nagar, Delhi
    Stuff named after Motilal Nehru
    1. Motilal Nehru Road Kolkata
    2. Motilal Nehru Road, Dombivali, Mumbai
    3. Motilal Nehru Road, Allahbad
    4. Motilal Nehru Road, Guwahati,
    5. Motilal Nehru Road, Agra
    6. Motilal Nehru Nagar, Antop Hill, Mumbai
    7. Motilal Nehru Nagar, Hyderabad
    8. Motilal Nehru Nagar, Antop Hill, Durg, MP
    9. Motilal Nehru College, Delhi
    10. Motilal Nehru National Institute College, Allahbad
    11. Motilal Nehru Stadium, Bhopal
    12. Motilal Nehru Stadium, Rae Bareli
    13. Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Sonipat, Haryana
    14. Motilal Nehru Government Polytechnic College, Puducherry,
    15. Motilal Nehru High School, Navi Mumbai
    Stuff named after Kamla Nehru
    1. Kamla Nehru Park, Pune
    2. Kamla Nehru Park, Mumbai
    3. Kamla Nehru College of Pharmacy, Nagpur
    4. Kamla Nehru Nagar, Jodhpur
    5. Kamla Nehru Nagar, Jaipur
    6. Kamla Nehru Nagar, Jabalpur
    7. Kamla Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad
    8. Kamla Nehru School, Phagwara
    9. Kamla Nehru State Hospital, Shimla
    10. Kamla Nehru School, Indore
    11. Kamla Nehru School, Jaipur
    12. Kamla Nehru Sports Club, Kandivali, Mumbai
    13. Kamla Nehru Sarvodaya Kanya VIdyalaya (school), Jangapura, New Delhi
    14. Kamla Nehru Forest, Delhi.
    Stuff named after Feroz Gandhi
    1. Feroze Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Raebareli
    2. Feroze Gandhi Market, Ludhiana
    3. Feroze Gandhi Colony, Gurgaon
    4. Feroze Gandhi College, UP
    5. Feroze Gandhi Road, New Delhi
    Stuff named after Rahul Gandhi
    1. Rahul Gandhi Hostel, Rae Bareli, UP. Picture
    2. Rahul Gandhi Nagar, Indore, MP
    3. Rahul Gandhi Nagar, Guntur, AP
    Stuff named after Sonia Gandhi
    1. Soniya Gandhi Polytechinc, Shrigonda, Maharashtra
    2. Sonia Gandhi Urdu High School, Amravati](http://www.amravatidivision.gov.in/ElectorRoll/7-Amravati.pdf)
    3. Sonia Gandhi Nagar, Vishakhapatnam
    4. Sonia Ganhi Nagar, Ghatkopar, Mumbai
    5. Sonia Gandhi Nagar, Hubli
    6. Sonia Ganhi Nagar, Lucknow, UP
    7. Sonia Gandhi Nagar, Indore
    8. Sonia Gandhi Nagar, Bellary, Karnataka
    9. Sonia Gandhi Colony, bhopal
    10. Sonia Gandhi Degree College, Kanekal Andhra Pradesh

  2. Sk says:

    George Saheb, we are no longer blind to your devious intentions. Learn to be fair, criticism and praise are due appropriately. Your constant one sided views make you look like Nehru dynasties court jester.

  3. Hello, hello! says:

    @Sam George has produced a brilliant article, particularly about Nehru.
    Instead of arguing with him, point-by-point, you have produced a long list of gibberish; this shows you need to be certified as insane. I do not blame you, the BJP and Modi like the Nazis in 1930s Germany have made any one who does not praise their Fuhrer Modi, accusing him/her as mentally retarded and much more.

  4. Sam says:

    @Hello, hello! if you cant produce arguments, don’t try to abuse you Bastard SOB, How dare you call others insane when cant even read! learn to read first!

  5. Harsha says:

    Jawaharlal Nehru proved that a rich man can be the Prime Minister of India as long as he is greedy and manipulative in spite of incompetence .
    Lal Bahadur Shastri proved that a poor man can be the PM.
    Indira Gandhi proved that a woman can be the PM.
    Morarji Desai proved that an old man can be the PM.
    Rajiv Gandhi proved that a young man can be the PM.
    V P Singh proved a “Raja” can be the PM.
    Narasimha Rao proved that a quiet man can be the PM.
    I K Gujral proved that a gentleman can be the PM.
    Deve Gowda proved that… any man can be the PM.
    Atal Bihari Vajpayee proved that a man of words can be the PM.
    Manmohan Singh has proved that WE DO NOT NEED A PM to run the nation at all.

  6. Raj says:

    Sam you have used the right words to describe this feloow George. I dont understand, why would the SOM editorial allows such people to keep publishing such articles, just because “comments are free…..”. ???

    Harsha: Very nicely put about our PMs !!

  7. citizen says:

    And MODI has proved an illiterate, liar, incompetent, fake degrees, fake promises, fooled nation on black money, bullet train, USD conversion, Fuel prices, revenge on China Pak, 2cr employment, sending all corrupt behind bars, Jan Lokpal, 15 lakh.
    Can fool entire country and still be PM, chutiyapa of entire country. Still elite folk called as Bhkats praise as they have become chutiya’s and they need to defend their chutiyapa, what you are doing is 100% right becuase you have to defend !!

  8. sjcetux says:

    “With an American capitalist twist, the ‘Wall Street Journal’ said: “The BJP has not rejected all of Nehru’s ideas — only the good ones such as secularism and the freedom of the press.”

    Both these claims are incorrect. Quoting the WSJ isn’t a good idea, they are known to peddle propaganda and fake news.

    1. Nehru was one of the first persons to impose free speech restrictions in independent India:

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/voices/when-nehru-put-the-constitution-in-danger/

    “””
    Malkani and the RSS challenged the censorship order in the Supreme Court and invoked Freedom of Speech and Expression enshrined in Article 19 of the Constitution. Their case was argued by the famous jurist N C Chatterjee — former president of the Hindu Mahasabha and father of future Communist stalwart Somnath Chatterjee. The SC struck down the censorship order and declared the relevant legislation to be unconstitutional.

    Following this judgment, the Nehru government faced a series of judicial defeats in its attempts to proscribe free speech, and acquire zamindari property without paying fair compensation. The Congress party’s social agenda came to a grinding halt. This led directly to the First Amendment which placed new curbs on the freedom of speech and revalidated the law of sedition, effectively driving a coach and horses through the chapter on Fundamental Rights.
    “””

    2. Secularism was only added to the preamble later by Indira Gandhi, in the notorious emergency period.

  9. Another Citizen! says:

    @citizen! I am so glad that you pointed out so many mistakes of Modi! My friend, we are outnumbered! Very very very few people feel like we do! So far we know, me, you, Rahul and his party members, George and a few people who comment here! Otherwise Modi would not have won the re-election in 2019!
    Yes, I did not get 15 lakhs , I don’t remember him promising exactly , that should not stop us! Many of my friends say they got 15 Lakhs! So, I think we were discriminated against! May be we need to fix our voters list ! They may be considering us as foreigners! Last time I went to cast my vote, I found I was not even in the voters list! They asked me to show my ID and I did not have any! They said, Facebook account cant be accepted as the ID! That may be the reason I did not get 15 Lakhs! We can show them how we can retaliate by making Fake videos and spread fake news!
    We cant like anything happening in India today! India is a peaceful country! Why we have to keep retaliating to our Neighbors aggression? For 6 decades, our Chinese borders were nibbled away and how elegantly our previous governments handled it! They denied the very happening and kept the common man more peaceful! after all, our noble PM Nehru had said that those borders are barren land where nothing grows! What is the point in Going Gung Ho on waste land! let them take it! In return they had very good relation with our First family, Rahul and Vadra!
    Modi’s handling was, setting up forces along the border! How unprofessional! and aggressive for a neighbors? Don’t they remember that Hindu and Chini were Bhai-Bhai! as our Nehruji suggested ? Why could not Modi use the rich experience of the previous government . At least he can use UN to drive the show like Nehru did for solving the Kashmir issue!
    same story with Pakistan! Why should we start going after Pakistani terrorism making our Muslim population uncomfortable? Our Previous government coined a new term ‘Hindu Terrorism’ just to make the Muslims comfortable! Such an elegant handling? We should not hang any terrorist just because Supreme court says so. We need to keep investigating until he is proven innocent! They hanged poor Kasaab and Afzal Guru! See, That is not how Hindu should behave! We are the founders of non-violence! As per Gandhi, if somebody slaps on one cheek, we should show the other Cheek! The same Paki terrorism, after every episode , our PM was issuing statements of retaliation(lke barking) but not biting at all! That was how to handle it peacefully! We have received the severed head of our soldiers that has not disturbed us from our peaceful path! At times, Manmohan used to run to US president so frequently after every terror attack that he was even ridiculed as a ‘Dehauthy Aurath’. Yet, he never strayed away from his path of peace! We have to thank Sonia and Rahul to for that! That is how a government should behave, not by conducting surgical strikes!
    Even when opposition was giving a escape route by questioning the surgical strike by asking for proof, Modi did not understand! He went and provided it showing that we are aggressors!
    We see that every day, innocent and poor people like Robert Varda, Lalu Prasad yadavs, DKShi are continuously audited and found found guilty by CBI raids! This is not good for democracy! We should feel how they must be feeling, having lived in riches for generations, not to be branded as looters!
    Make in India will be another failure, making anything in India is costlier compared to made in China! why is Modi putting common man to a more expensive option? That too we dont have any black money left after Demonetization?
    When Rajya sabha had majority, we had some hope! They vetoed every bill that came to the floor Good, bad or Ugly! Now we lost the majority there too!
    Fortunately our Media is doing a great job spreading fake news! I think we see the light at the end of the tunnel! In Mahabharatha, even Yudhistira lied for victory! I think we have to follow that guidelines!
    With some luck, we can convince 1.3 Billion stupid Indians that Modi is demon bring back the Utopia prior to 2014 when Raga and Sonia were ruling the nation where there was no poverty and Prosperity bloomed in all walks of life!

  10. Hello, hello! says:

    @sjcetux You have not understood why the first amendment of the Indian constitution was required. Your link quotes Singh, who thinks it should not have been done. At that time the courts opposed every thing that the government wanted to do to move India ahead to modern times. Even the American constitution was amended many times.
    Now that the BJP government, has a large majority in Parliament, why can’t they convince state governments to ensure that the above amendment is nullified, if this amendment is so bad.? Because, this amendment , more than Nehru government suits Modi government well, and Modi has used it to push through his laws.
    BJP’s predecessor, JanSangh which had a large RSS backing,was all in favour of Hindu Rashtra. Modi , I suspect through his citizenship laws, tries to do the same, in a different way.
    SBlame Nehru as much as possible, His greatness can never be questioned. He ushered in science and technology to country seeped in medieval times.
    Indira Gandhi introduced emergency rule. Janata Party came to power with that old urine-drinking Morarji Desai as the PM, and floundered. People elected Indira Gandhi again , why? Not because, she was Congress alone, but most ministers including Vajapayee, could not deliver. It was the case of :”Devil We Know”,
    As for @RaJ, a complaint has gone to the DSP citing his IP address, and his bad language. It is a cyber crime.

  11. We see Nazism raising its ugly head, this time, in India! says:

    Vajapayee, the scotch-consuming PM? He simply escalated nuclear threshold through exploding a nuclear device. This fool, should have known that Pakistan too would do it, and they did. Given the instability of politics in Pakistan, and given that military in Pakistan is very powerful, it is possible, in a border dispute escalation, Pakistan can resort to nuclear blackmail, and may use a nuclear device. Even if India retaliated, it would have seen the destruction first.
    I agree with this quote from a poster: “… the BJP and Modi like the Nazis in 1930s Germany have made any one who does not praise their Fuhrer Modi, accusing him/her as mentally retarded and much more”. A German student who was on a study placement in IIT Chennai, which was set up by the West German government at that time, thanks to Nehru’s vision which George acknowledges, the establishment of IITs,and Vikram the SOM editor too acknowledged it, in an excellent editorial a few months ago, said protesting against the the citizenship amendment, that it reminded him of his country’s Nazi past. He was deported, because Modi cannot stand criticism, just like Hitler!
    Taking a small sample of posters here, Modi’s followers are like fanatical Brown Shirts, the Nazis who followed their leader , Hitler,any one who disagreed was branded as a villain, hounded and even killed. India is at a dangerous period now, with a weak opposition, and useless opposition leaders.

  12. Srinivasan says:

    Let Mr George take his hatred for Modi to his grave. I wouldn’t care less. To be honest, not worth wasting time reading his garbage. SOM of course needs him. It’s a local newspaper. We can’t expect much of a standard with such newspapers. Good for time pass if you want to catch up to know what’s going on in your home town. Not worth getting worked up with all the rubbish that gets printed here. For this kind of newspaper writers like this George only will be available. Have fun!

  13. jalandhara says:

    @Srinivasan
    I wonder whether you know the difference between disagreement and hatred. One can disagree with with a politician’s policies but still does not hate him. Reading George, that is what I get. I met nehru as a final year degree engineering student along with my class mates, and we were all impressed by his presence and personality. For us, he remains a great man, the architect of modern India. But still, many of us disagree with his many policies. Compared to him Modi is a political pygmy.
    The SOM is not a local newspaper alone, we who live outside India, in many countries read SOM. I know many parents who teach their sons and daughters are mightily impressed by Mr Ganapathy’s serial on Chhatrapati Shivaji . It was simply excellent, and historically accurate too. You perhaps do not know that Mr Ganapthy was in the team of the legendary Pothan Joseph, and his analysis reflects Pothan Joseph’s craft. Vikram , his son studied journalism in the USA and has written excellent editorial pieces, the one about Nehru was well acclaimed by almost all of us, the readers outside India. Of course, many times, I disagreed with what Ganapathy and Vikram wrote. But that was a healthy disagreement conducted with respect. Most of us, do not even visit India and Mysore these dys, and since many years. hence, we have no axe to grind in regards to politics or personalities. Most of us, do not even visit India and Mysore these dys, and since many years. hence, we have no axe to grind in regards to politics or personalities. To us, this is a great newspaper, not local, but international in its dimension. May SOM continue for many many years.

  14. Raj says:

    @We see Nazism raising its ugly head, this time, in India! – You comments are so funny without any substance!
    ‘Vajapayee, the scotch-consuming PM:? If we can accept a person with no morality, a womanizer and a drunkard who was also a chain smoker and celebrate his birthday as Children’s day(what kind of Ideal he would be for Children) – We Indians accept anything
    Also, Just because Vajpayee tested the nuclear option Pakistan also did is just a figment of imagination which only a Pakistani can believe! Pakis secretly had the Nuclear bombs and India did it only to show the world that they too are capable! otherwise, Pakistan would have used it against India at the first opportunity
    Also, you say Modi can’t stand criticism? Then, what are all these abuses hurled like Hitler, mass murderer, Merchant of death, Chor, looter, false allegations linking him to every death of every dog on the street! Do you think, Hitler would have let you alive? And you call others Nazi! What are you? Please take a loot at yourself in a Mirror!!
    It has become the latest fashion to abuse Indian nationalists because you look liberal! I can tell you, that is neither secularism nor liberal!!

  15. Srinivasan says:

    Can’t we just ignore George’s articles? What’s the point in arguing when we all know what his intent is in writing such articles. I had left my comments yesterday but looks like it was carefully removed by SOM. So much for freedom of speech!

  16. Srinivasan says:

    @Jalandhara – I conciously used the term ‘hatred’. As a leader of this country, we can appreciate many challenges that our PM might be going through. Of course, none of us have been in his shoes. As a ‘responsible’ writer (if I am one) I would write balanced articles when I know this is going to reach thousands (international newspaper – as you call this). Motivated articles where you deliberately degrade everything this govt does – and not only govt but the PM himself – comes only when you hate the individual. Why else could this George find not even one positive thing that this govt has done so far? He seems to be selectively blind. If our PM was so incompetent, he wouldn’t have won second term with thumping majority. Unfortunately the most powerful leader in the world has made fool of himself from day 1 and is seen equivalent of a clown globally. The same country has by far the worst response to Covid 19 situation. Can this be seen in contrast with response that India has? At least appreciate some work that this leadership has done. But no, there is motivated attack on everything this govt does. This is not just being critical but just hatred. Anyways, I have nothing against SOM – it’s a good time pass for me too.

  17. Raj says:

    @Srinivasan – It is not about the George’s useless junk article anymore. His followers abuse Modi and us , the common people on a daily basis! Modi gets abused in all foul and filthy language and with baseless allegations. All that he was accused, of he came out clean from the court system and now they dont believe in courts either! We are abused like bootlickers, Bhakths and you name what! and they call us abusers while they abuse us and they play victims! These so called ‘Victims’ scream at the top of their lungs that Modi is a criminal, mass murderer, Hitler, stealing money from poor people, jailing Innocent people and murdering them and they say he has taken away freedom of speech! If Modi lived up to these accusations, he would have cut their tongues! They are thriving and barking shows that they are all just plain criminals who lost their livelihood of crime!
    When I read the History of India , I used to feel that Mughal kings were barbaric as when a new king conquered a kingdom, he beheaded all the loyalists of the old king ! Now I understand, why they had to do it! Probably if they let them live, they would get mad because of defeat and plotting against the country , doing everything to pull down the new king and not allowing him to work ! Now, I can see why they did it! You can see the same behavior in those who admire George!
    All these crooks think that Modi did nothing for one term other than killing and looting and they re-elected him! So, they blame the democratic system, courts, election and everything needed in the rule of law!

  18. Srinivasan says:

    @Raj – so be it! There was a tight slap on their face in 2019 when Modi won even bigger majority than in 2014. That wound is yet to heal. Even if you are reasonable – not blind follower or bhakt – the moment you appreciate the government efforts you are labelled as bhakt. This is essentially by those individuals who aren’t able to digest the fact that India gave a majority to a party which according to them is not ‘secular’. Those who sat in seats of power and did absolutely nothing for minorities, minted money and ran family business are today booted out by people of India. They lost political power in the most humiliating manner ever in the political history of India. But well there are many Congress ‘bhakts’ who have blindly followed the family. It will take a lot of time to realize this new dynamic of India. Long live our democracy, long live the spirit of India. Pappus can never be prime minister of India. Good luck to all those who in their setting lives are still praising the old corrupt party blindly..

  19. citizen says:

    Like i said earlier, since many of them have voted to a party they have to defend themselves even when they know that they have voted to incompetent PM who openly lies with confidence and bluff from all corners at every Occasions .
    I do not love any party or any leader so i criticize openly, if we are a fan or follower any party or leader you will have no love for country instead your love will be towards them even if they are wrong you will defend.
    Only one question i ask, WHERE IS JAN LOKPAL even after 7 years ?
    Do not give lectures now self introspect, the party who came to power by saying black money day n night have done no efforts to bring JAN LOKPAL ordinance.

  20. Hare Krishna!! says:

    @Srinivasan
    America has the worst Corona virus cases is because, it is one of the most visited countries by citizens of almost all countries in the world.
    Similarly Italy. The Corona virus arrived to India brought by Indians who are rich and who visit other foreign countries. India, is filthy, its water is full of bacteria, stray dogs around , corruption-ridden ghetto, etc.. etc.. and who wants to visit India?
    Do not praise Modi for the small number of cases, , as even tiny Singapore gets many times more tourists than India, and it has controlled the virus spread well.
    By the way, do you trust the number of cases and deaths put out by the central and state governments in a corrupt country like India? I don’t.
    Why can’t you accept, you are just a chela of this Modi, so you can be more honest. As for as I am concerned, I do not live in India, do not care for the Saffron or any other party or their leaders.
    You want censorship, to cut out any one who dare to criticise this bearded leader of yours. No one knows enough of him! Where did he study? What are his qualifications? Is he married? If so, what happened to his wife? All these matter, because, a good leader should have his life as open as possible. In every other Western country, that is the case.
    I read George , because, he is one of the best informed and analytical persons. Ganapathy and Vikram keep asking him to produce articles because of these qualities. Tough luck, if you do not like his articles!!
    You and @Raj and all other brain dead sundries have lost your arguments and hence resort to abuses. SOM should keep George writing his articles. That s the reason, this paper has such wide readership in Western countries.

  21. Jalandhara says:

    @Srinivasan
    Like @Hare Krishna, you are really a Bhakt of this leader of yours. At least be honest, so that you do not suffer from blind hypocrisy. Like @Hare Krishna, I do not live in India, and do not care for its political leaders. I left the country, because it was corrupt, still institutionally corrupt and societal corruption has permeated so much that educated young Indians escape to very country, USA, whose leader, you call as a clown, without understanding how politics works. MGR and Karunanidhi won elections on bigger scales in the past and it did not make them great leaders.
    In my previous life in India, I worked as presiding officer of polling stations in 3 successive elections. Even decades ago then, voters were impersonated, intimidated, and ballot boxes were stuffed with votes when they were left in so called guarded rooms. Officials even then who supervised, simply looked the other way, when these ballot boxes were stuffed with votes. Landslide victories are engineered in India.
    Just compare how many visitors visited New York against how many in any major city in India. India is almost always visited only by expatriate Indians, where as New York is visited by all from most countries of the world. Hence, COVID-19 got embedded quickly in communities. COVID-19 infection in India, is exclusively through rich Indians visiting abroad, including China!
    The other day Deccan Herald reported that state government do not release the true numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths. I do not trust any government figures in India.
    I also like to read George, as he is very well informed, and is great in analysing facts without fear. This paper, which is very widely read in Western countries, thanks to the great efforts of Mr Ganapathy earlier and now his son. These 2 are great journalists, and they rightly commissioned George.
    Finally, Nehru was a colossus , nationally and internationally during his time-well respected even by those who did not like his politics of socialism. Socialism is what is needed in a form in India with free health service, and ensuring that the poor do not starve to death. Every leader, since then has been political pygmy. George has recognised this great man who put India into a modern path. He was beyond politics in his reputation; the Saffron party Neanderthals try to destroy his legacy. Not going to happen.

  22. Srinivasan says:

    Haha…as expected you all jumped in. Though who thinks this country is ‘filthy’ what business have you got to read newspaper of this ‘filthy’ country? And those who are questioning prime minister’s educational qualification, what exactly are credentials of pappu? For that matter a great ‘mouna’ prime minister, an economist, left the country in worst of financial condition as he turned a blind eye to the corruption that was going on by his party. Anyways, I am satisfied that this country is under strong leadership. Second term win with thumping majority. And will again be so. As far the losers and their supporters are concerned, they can find solace in cribbing about everything in local newspapers. And of course, the editor needs to fill space. So please contribute more. Crores of countrymen have done it twice, and will do it again – boot out the C party…I mean corrupt party.

  23. Jasbir Singh says:

    Some people in India seem to have humongous ignorance regarding the reality of Nehru! They seem to look at his literary credentials and soft looking demeanor. But, We never got independence in 1947! We went from being ruled by British to being ruled by Nehru! The first thing he did was to make sure all media and text books write nice things about him! Corruption in media was founded in India by him!
    Also, British encouraged Nehru to prove to the world that India was incompetent in managing itself! Also, with Nehru being the PM, he being a womanizer, they could control him easily! if we have to draw parallel, Manmohan singh was the PM while Sonia managed the show behind the show without any accountability!
    If history is to be re-written with truth, Congress comes out as a Dark force except some glimpses of UPA first term and Rajiv’s first term where there was some hope! The second terms of these eliminated the hope created in the first term! Another term that needs to be appreciated is how Indira handled Pakistan! But emergency was another dark age in her era!
    You can see that many old timers seem to believe what they read in text books which was a bunch of blatant lies!
    Nehru did not sacrifice his life for the nation! On the contrary, Jawaharlal Nehru sacrificed the Nation on the altar of his ideologies and ego. His ego still haunts us.
    He was self-centered, egoist, narcissist, corrupt politician who loved his dominance to sustain and gave his extravagant way of living more priority than standing by his country when it needed the most. his selfish nature gave birth to many issues India is still facing:
    1. Nehruvian Economics: So much was he overconfident of his approach and so much was he poisoned by Russian Socialist ideas that he committed many blunders. One of them is making Industry the PMF of a new India. The economic system was a flop and we gained little and lost much.
    2.Partition: His uncompromising and self centered attitude was a reason for this historic blunder.
    Destroyed the Army: In the name of Panchsheel and Non Alignment, he dismantled the army. Not a penny was spent on the Army in 10 years after Independence. Dismantled over 50 lakh troops. Gave sweets to China, we got a big back stab in 1961.
    India lost its chance to teach China a lesson in 1950 China Conflict because of his soft stance and allegiance to China. Shortly, after India’s independence in 1947, the first commander-in-chief of the Indian armed forces, General Sir Robert Lockhart approached Pt. Nehru with a paper outlining strategic plan for the growth of Indian Army. On seeing the paper,
    Pt. Nehru replied, “We do not need a Defense plan. Our policy is Ahimsa, non-violence. We foresee no military threats. Scrap the army! The police are good enough to meet our security needs.”
    This resulted in Death of thousands of Indian soldiers in the hands of Chinese Army and ultimate defeat . Also he stopped our Air force from helping our Army because of his stupid and selfish advisors!
    Thanks to Lal Bahadur Shastri who revived the Army.
    3. He used his power to pass article 306-A which ultimately became source of article 370 giving special rights to Kashmir.
    PM Nehru GIFTED the Kabo Valley (Manipur, 11,000+ sq. km.) to Burma. Was it his ancestral property, to gift?
    Burma paid a monthly lease for the Kabo valley until 1949. After that, with Nehru’s consent, it stopped paying & annexed the valley. Nehru did not take Parliament’s consent for this act. Congress-dominated Parliament did not intervene, nor did later governments.
    PM Nehru GIFTED the Coco Islands (Andamans) to Burma. The Burmese gave them to CHINA to spy on India.
    Chinese airstrip & spy station on Coco Island which PM Nehru GIFTED to Burma. Google Maps
    Secular Nehru tried to prevent Sardar Patel from liberating Hyderabad from murderous Nizam. Called him a “complete communalist”.
    In the early 1950s, Nepal’s King Tribhuvan offered to merge with India. Nehru rejected it. –
    Nepal had offered to merge with India after independence. PM Nehru refused.
    Nehru lied to Parliament on September 28, 1955. Said there had been no offer for a seat for India in the UNSC. dated September 28, 1955
    US president Kennedy offered to help India detonate a nuclear device BEFORE the 1962 China war. Nehru refused. – Nehru’s refusal of Kennedy’s offer of nuclear detonation kept India out of the NSG.
    Had Nehru accepted Kennedy’s offer of assistance, India would have been the first Asian nuclear power, AHEAD of China.
    Had Nehru accepted Kennedy’s offer of assistance, China would not have dared invade India in 1962. Nor Pakistan in 1965.
    Had Nehru accepted Kennedy’s offer of assistance, India would have been a FOUNDING MEMBER of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

  24. Sam says:

    @Srinivasan – You are wasting your time trying to convince these birdbrains!! You can’t argue with these old farts!! You should not!! These dumb asses do not want to see any reality that can change their mind! They are too old to learn anything! There head is so deeply , deeply buried in their own dumb shit of ignorance and Modi hatred that even god comes and tells them they are wrong, they will call him a Modi Bhakth!! One of these idiots was saying he met Nehru and he was very impressed and concluded he was a great person! N When it comes to appearance Osama Bin Laden was more impressive than Abdul Kalam! !
    Nehru was a colossal failure! The so called ‘chacha Nehru’ whose birthday is celebrated as Children’s day, died of syphilis a venereal decease! That was the power of propaganda!
    Let the votes decide who will rule!! The progeny of Nehru, Rahul Gandhi who wants to ride on his corrupt dynasty’s propaganda or the Reality of the present times after 2014!!
    Just Like Nehru Rahul Gandhi has also made a “grand entry” into CBSE class 5 guidebook in 2013. Remember, at that time Rahul had not even done anything! Nehru had 3 terms to fix the text books and project himself as a superman with Fake stories! Media was in his hand!
    An English comprehension book prescribed by several CBSE schools across India in 2013 has a passage on Rahul which pays glowing tributes to the party vice-president.
    The passage in the book titled “Together with English” (CCE-based 5) reads, “Part of fifth generation of India’s most reverend, influential and charismatic political family, Rahul Gandhi is also, like sister Priyanka, natural at public life.”
    All these hate Modi because they think Modi wanted to create Congress Mukth Bharath! in reality, It was Not Modi’s deram but Mahathma Gandhi’s dream that Modi is fulfilling with a lot of help from Rahul and his equally talented chamchas

  25. Hello, hello! says:

    Posters, no use in arguing with these Modi Chelas, who worship this bearded man, who is married or not married silly status, and whose Safron party has brained washed these vermins.

  26. Srinivasan says:

    @Jasbir [email protected] Sam -Well said about Nehru! Of course, for those who want to stick on to what they mugged up in school from CBSE syllabus can still chant ‘chacha’ Nehru. Their children or grand children mug up about Rahul and chant his name. But apart from this exception, there is a large majority of Indian population which realized that if this country has to grow, it needs stable leadership. It has to come out this family business and enormous corruption. I am glad India did it. Not once, but twice and will do so again. There will always be those left overs from erstwhile gutter, who enjoyed the stink and will continue to wish such party comes back in power. But India has moved on. Losers can sit behind licking their wounds and whine in newspapers such as this!

  27. Jasbir Singh says:

    @Hello.Hello , once again you read all responses wrongly! Please listen carefully! Dont come to conclusions that others are brainwashed Bhakth vermin and you are the epitome of intelligence! That only makes you looks like a blind and dumb devotee of Rahul with the same mental capacity! I know nobody deserves that insult and don’t want to call you that!
    Nobody likes Modi for his beard or nor his marital status. Contrary to the popular perception in your circles, normal people who do not belong to RSS think a lot more clearly about him and much better
    He does not have a baggage like many other politicians . a family or son or daughter to hand over his PM ship!
    He does not listen to anybody other than his conviction and acts with best with the intentions for the nation. Also he is absolutely incorruptible which even his enemies and even almost all world leaders understand .
    Yes, his actions many not always yield expected results but this is mostly due to distractions thrown by opposition mostly by opposition! Even congress had some good people but they were never encouraged! In fact they were humiliated and dropped to pave the ways to dynasty members!
    So, what they started doing when Modi took office? Instead of criticizing on real issues, Opposition parties started supporting every group that hated Modi! That list included terrorists, fundamentalists,pseudo-liberals, Christian missionaries and international media supporting them who were spewing hate and doing illegal money laundering, currency counterfeiters, smugglers every anti national groups! They threw obstacles at everything Modi tried to do to improve the nation, using Rajya Sabha veto, called him Chor, mass murderer, messanger of death.. etc!
    Do you think common man did not notice? Guess af=gain, 2019 victory and congress debacle was a report card for congress! Still they dont seem to have learnt any lesson! Today they are insulting our Army! Pappu tweets sarcastically that everybody knows what is happening in Ladakh! They every supported Triple Talaq! Does he think that he wants to be the PM by insulting the Army? He is dreaming that supporting China and Pakistan and Tukde Tukde gang will get him minority votes and will make him the PM! His blind supporters are nor correcting him at all casuing his downfall
    Somebody rightly pointed out as follows
    India has
    1. The Most Watched Government
    2. The Most Pathetic opposition
    3. World’s worst Media
    4. World’s most demanding Minority
    5. World’s most complacent Majority
    6. World’s most Venomous liberals
    7. World’s most deceitful intellectuals
    8. Most confused voters
    9. and the Best PM that even enemy countries admire his integrity and character

  28. Hello Singh! says:

    @Sigh
    Your post:
    1. The longest pathetic rant
    2. The most ignorant post
    3. The most worthless defence of your leader
    4. The ,ost wasteful time and space
    5. The worst post by a Sikh who is really sick!

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