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Communism Watch

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

SFI protests against Art of Living course

Student Federation of India (SFI) - a student wing of Communist Party of India has now raked up another controvercy - internationally acclaimed Art of Living yoga courses are being banned in Kerala schools after protests by SFI.

AOL has responded
The attitude of the misguided youth of SFI is a reminiscence of Taliban culture

Even a Catholic vicar regretted that corrupt government officials and corrupt politicians did not allow constructive activities to take place.
Denying the SFI charge that the programme promoted a cult and was unhealthy for students, Father Philip, vicar of Palarivattom church here, who has undergone the course, said the programme was useful.

Note: SFI han been funded by Association for India's Development (AID) in the past.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

India's most pretentious

This Times Of India article points out some of the most pretentious people in today's India - i.e. people with diagonally opposite lifestyle with what they appear to be in public.

Guess who is on the list?

1) Brinda Karat
Brinda Karat is a passionate and articulate speaker with beautiful eyes and a chiseled face. She exudes the class and sophistication in a set-up where any kind of class tag, especially the kind she espouses, is almost a sin. The only woman member of the CPI(M)'s politburo is an alumni of the elitist Welham School in Dehra Dun and Miranda House, Delhi. With an upbringing in a 'liberal household' Ms Karat's umpteen morcha's for the poor and underprivileged workers sounds slightly off-key. She makes a pretty picture, but Marxism is best left to the babus with the jholas.

2) Jyoti Basu
The grand old man of Marxism or does that slot belong to Harkishen Singh Surjeet. Jyoti babu comes close, though and the 'gala milao' with the UPA government reinforces what Mamata didi has been alleging all along-the CPI(M) is the B-team of the Congress. Of course the allegations fall flat when they steam from the maverick Mamata, but Jyoti babu with his love for Scotch and his luxurious lifestyle is hardly the archetypal Marxist except when he is making an extravagant show...um...making a speech!

ToI should also consider compiling a list of India's liers and double standard activists. Marxists would again top the list!

Read more about wealthy communists!

Monday, August 01, 2005

Arise, Awake - and leave Asha, AID

Several findings have clearly demonstrated that Association for India's Development (AID) is in fact a left leaning, virulently anti-Hindu and a politically steered orgnization.

Most of its student run chapters have unsuspecting volunteers, being (mis)used at the hands of AID leadership.

From raising money for Pakistan visits to providing relief ONLY to Muslim Gujrat riot victims without donating a even a penny for Kashmiri terror victims, to organizing "Allah will destroy India" campaigns to demonizing India in the International media - all are spearheaded by AID and affiliate ASHA leadership.

Moreover, these organizations are guided by all the known ultra leftists Indo-American/UK political outfits.

Here is the nexus in their (Angana Chatterji?) words:

Youth Solidarity Summer (YSS) programs engage in anti-oppression work, Association for India's Development (AID) in livelihood and education. The Campaign To Stop Funding Hate (CSFH) formulates allied struggles to disrupt the predominance of the Hindu Right in diaspora. Faith and inter-faith organizations rethink religion for the present. Trikone, Saheli, Narika, Manavi inform conversations on gender, rights, and citizenship. The Forum of Inquilabi Leftists (FOIL) create openings for vibrant politicization, building and intervening upon family, community, cultural arrangements, education, in ways that support change and confront history. Prolific commitments and contributions abound-"Third World" feminisms, Indian-English, labor organizing, Nobel prizes, Silicon Valley successes. What incongruities proliferate? As Students for Bhopal organize against DOW; as the Coalition Against Genocide challenges Narendra Modi's visit to the United States; as feminists of/from South Asia protest Lakireddy Bali Reddy and Vijay Kumar Lakireddy and the trafficking of women for profit through bondage, immigrant servants cower in the laundry rooms of homes in suburban Albany; male youth are made bi-polar in the confines of patrilineage; matrimonial ads match upper-caste males with "fair" virgins as women seek to violate normalizing gendered roles. Where to, from here?
- Source SACW

AID volunteers, if you still want to be played at these leftist hands, dont post your ads on matrimonial websites or marry someone you found through a matrimonial website or even look at one, and tell the whole world every such marriage is "trafficiking of women for profit through bondage".

Arise, Awake, listen to yourself - dont get manipulted by these virulent political outfits.