World Bank estimates nearly 60 Million children are without regular access to food (sounds like a low estimate) but what was not funny is that PM of the corrupt Congress called it a national shame. Someone needs to remind Manmohan Singh that his government is an international shame!
Al Jazeera visited one district in Madhya Pradesh with particularly high malnutrition deaths and found there were no doctors at the government run nutrition centre. Video. The problem in India is not poverty, but corruption that goes top down. Politicians don't hesitate to steal the last morsel of roti from the poor as they did with the BPL (Below Poverty Level) cards. To show that India is improving on poverty eradication, they stopped issuing BPL cards, mostly in Northern states where rural poverty is high. India gives Billions of dollars in aid to other country for development when millions of children are dying of starvation in their backyard. Welcome to the modern India!
The terror on Israel diplomat's wife in Delhi has created a new trend of scare for India on Terrorism. The terror attack is blamed on Iran, a friendly country to India and a new type of terror attack that India has never seen before in its land.
Indo-Israel relationships has been steadily rising since 1992 with India accounting for nearly 50% of all Israel military sales. Counter-terrorism is unquestionably the biggest area and India is seen as the most pro Israel country in the world.
On another hand, India and Indians in general have good relationship towards Iran, both in public and policy. India and Iran have had on and off relationship for thousands of years with a large Shiite Population in India, but relationship has been on the upside since the 90's when both joined hands to support/fund Ahmad Massoud's Northern Alliance against the Pakistan run Taliban. India and Iran need each other to counter Taliban when they get back to power post 2014.
This terror attack in Delhi might not change how India-Iran work on Afghanistan and Central Asia, but it will change the view of Indians towards Iran and push them even more hard core towards Israel. Security experts in India are now echoing the views of Israel that it was an Iranian terror cell in Delhi behind the attack and Indians see it simply as another Islamic state attacking India...
This will open a new front on Counter terrorism in India with greater focus on Shiites and Iranian's living in India.Never a dull day in India!
This was pathetic and most obnoxious news I read last week. Hindu's are opting for timing the birth of their child based on astrology and forcing women into C-sections. We in the West are trying to reduce C-sections and here people are pushing women for C-sections because some old fart said looking at a chart when is the best time for a baby to be born. This will only force parents and in laws to pressure even educated women into these this BS auspicious C-sections that is not in the best interest of the mother and hospitals in India will be glad to do it and rake more money. Wonder if the BJP will issue a fatwa on this :)