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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXWxB6Q3lGU

Amrish Puri as voice of Ravana. Original is Japanese. Not surprisingly, they managed to capture the bhakti essence.
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http://haindavakeralam.com/HKPage.aspx?P...123&SKIN=B
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Court orders FIR against Times of India for their Anti Hindu reports</b>
06/09/2009 01:44:24  Press Release<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
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<b>Govt to strip Prasar Bharti Board of its powers</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->The government appears set to strip the existing Prasar Bharati Board of its powers, the apex body formed 17 years ago to provide autonomy to the state-run All India Radio and Doordarshan, now mired in corruption and controversies.

<b>The Law ministry has given a go ahead to Information and Broadcasting ministry to take legal recourse to suspend the existing board and put in place a government official in-charge of the board, HT has learnt. </b>

Earlier, also the government had appointed Additional Secretary in the ministry as Chief Executive Officer of the Prasar Bharati during the period new CEOs were being selected.

However, senior I&B ministry officials said the decision on whether an Ordinance or a amendment to the Prasar Bharati Act to dissolve the present board would be taken after October 25, when the global broadcasting union is supposed to clear the plan for Commonwealth Games coverage.

<b>The  government’s  worry  is whether  the  present Prasar  Bharti board would be able to provide  world  class  coverage  of  the 2010 Commonwealth Games, given its sorry plight is understood to have triggered the drastic move.
</b>
The Board, which gets around Rs 1,500 crore (Rs 15 billion) every year from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, has been virtually defunct since eight months, plagued by severe infighting among its top officials.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

Congress is back to its Fascism, very good excuse to grab power.
They think dumb Babu can fix problem and they are not corrupt. Now it will be gestapo headquarter.
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http://in.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMol...E58028E20090901

This reuters new agency has always tried to get bad image of India.

Here they are talking about westernization of India and try to create a hype about new generation on the western clothes

Models look on during auditions for an upcoming fashion week in Mumbai August 20, 2008.

REUTERS/Arko Datta
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http://www.hindu.com/2009/11/22/stories/...880800.htm

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Following the attacks on IBN offices by the Shiv Sena, a delegation led by Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief of CNN-IBN; Nikhil Wagle, Editor of IBN-Lokmat; and Vijay Darda, Lokmat group Chairman, met Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Saturday. Apart from pressing for stringent action against the masterminds, they demanded an ordinance against attacks on journalists and treating such incidents as a non-bailable offence.

<b>Mr. Sardesai said: “We want the government to pass an ordinance that whenever a mediaperson is attacked, it would be considered a non-bailable offence.</b> Only then an element of fear will come. If it can be done for doctors, it can be done for journalists too.”<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
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<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Mr. Sardesai said: “We want the government to pass an ordinance that whenever a mediaperson is attacked, it would be considered a non-bailable offence. Only then an element of fear will come. If it can be done for doctors, it can be done for journalists too.”<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
This is how Marxist think. Scare tactics, they should hang Red Cross mark over their head.
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Abhijit wrote:[size="5"]

I have observed that the MSM English media in India always writes as if it is some kind of a third party - but more specifically as if the journo ... is a citizen of America/England or both. He/she writes from a western viewpoint as if India is some third world country that he/she has been,

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This is the result of the western sociology studies on Indian society pre-independence and post-independence and the elite who did not create a Indian point of view. Western trained Indians only know the western point of view and fractal recursitivity is considered normal inside India.

The Indian news reports are really news reports for the western elite informing them about India. It is not for Indians to understand the rest of the world.[/color][/size]
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The trouble with Third World leftists - The Indian Express



Gautam Sen ()

12 March 1997

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Title : The trouble with Third World leftists

Author : Gautam Sen

Publication : The Indian Express

Date : March 12, 1997

The failure of Third World elites to understand the West is partly

due to what can be described as sample bias, although private

career interests are important as well. Their exposure to the West

is primarily through its universities which are relatively liberal

though largely powerless. And exposure to the Left in countries

like the UK is especially consequential because, while their

radical views have little impact on their own societies, they

successfully brainwash Third World elites who wield power at home.

Academics like Maurice Dobb and Harold Laski who decisively

perverted the world-view of a whole generation of Indians were

cranks, irrelevant to the governing elites of Britain. But even

now Indians recall these names with misguided awe.

The principal damage inflicted by such Western duplicity is to

encourage Third World intellectuals to oppose their domestic ruling

order implacably, in the name of the class struggle, even if it

fatally undermines the state apparatus. The dire necessity of a

strong state, domestic social cohesion and military prowess are

thus opposed by this strata of Third World society.

The other lamentable deficiency in their education is the obsession

with the idea of progress. The consequence is the belief that the

world is gradually becoming a better place and Western societies

and their politicians today are better than their ruthless

predecessors. There is no evidence for sustaining this conviction,

but it aids old-fashioned re-conquest of the Third World.

The Left in the UK is completely united with its government in the

murderous project in Iraq. One Israeli diplomat has remarked that

Saddam Hussein was always his country's preferred choice because he

was the only politician capable of preventing Iraq from allying

with either Syria and/or Iran - "he represents equilibrium", he

asserted. According to him, the US and its allies had always

supported Saddam and it was only his nuclear ambitions that

prompted intervention.

The allure of international seminars as well as the fear of

traditional bases of Third World protest, inevitably religious,

reinforces the covert and, increasingly, public support of Third

World Leftists for Western imperialism. The backing of the

international Left and its Third World allies for the mass murder

taking place in Algeria is a case in point. India's secular Left

wing defenders of Islam quickly adopt the militant anti-Islamic

rhetoric of their Western sponsors as soon as they land at the

airport!

Given the enduring influence of colonial education, only prolonged

and deep estrangement from the dominant Western intellectual

perspective allows one to see things differently. China's elites,

unlike India's, are relatively immune, because they do not

understand English and cannot therefore absorb this virus as a

matter of course.

It is noteworthy that the two societies which gave authentic

verdict to significant recent events are theocracies that value

their intellectual autonomy. Iran was perturbed by the destruction

of Iraq during the Gulf War despite Iraq's bloody aggression

against it earlier. And Israel lodged the solitary protest against

the mass murder of Bosnia's Muslims. The ignorant and sycophantic

Indians sent a parliamentary delegation to Belgrade to commiserate

with Slobodan Milosevic, the architect of genocide in Bosnia.

A momentous military and economic re-conquest is therefore

occurring without the necessary response on a war-footing from the

elites of countries like India. Western powers are penetrating and

occupying the Third World through investment and trade, helped

powerfully by the control of international credit and treaties like

the World Trade Organisation as well as the transmission of ideas

and sources of individual reward. The military dimension of this

policy has already been demonstrated in Iraq, with terrible

consequences for its civilian population. India, Iran and North

Korea are now in the firing line.

(The writer is a lecturer in the politics of the world economy at

the London School of Economics)
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[url="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6ee0eb58-eb3c-11de-bc99-00144feab49a.html"]US TV groups fight for India’s airtime[/url]

By Joe Leahy in Mumbai



Quote:Time Warner said on Thursday that next year would be critical in the war for supremacy in India’s prime time pay television market, as the country becomes a battleground for the largest US media groups.



Time Warner, which formally announced a $126.5m deal to take over Hindi general entertainment channel NDTV Imagine, expects the deal to boost its India revenue by 40 per cent as it takes on the market leaders, Viacom’s joint venture, Colours, and News Corp’s Star.



“With the fight for the nights that we’ve seen for the past year or two, the kind of hegemony that Star used to enjoy in the past decade is long gone,” said Sameer Nair, chief executive officer of NDTV Imagine, which broadcasts reality TV shows and soaps. “It’s an open battle and I think 2010 is going to be quite a defining year for everyone.”



India’s foreign ownership regime in the broadcast media sector is liberal compared with rivals such as China, making it an ideal target for US broadcasters seeking to tap Asia’s growth.



The second-largest pay-TV market in the world by subscribers after China, India has become the most important country for News Corp’s Asian regional business. It is also the biggest revenue earner for Turner, the Time Warner division which operates channels such as Cartoon Network, Warner Brothers and Pogo in India as well as CNN under a franchise agreement. The India operations generate 25 per cent of Turner’s Asia-Pacific revenues, a figure that is expected to rise to 35 per cent once NDTV Imagine’s sales are incorporated.



But India’s television market, particularly the general entertainment genre, is highly competitive following the launch of a swathe of channels over the past two to three years.



Turner’s initial foray into Indian general entertainment with Real, a joint venture with local company Miditech, has failed to get off the ground in terms of ratings, leading the two companies to “reassess” their partnership.



The partners are in negotiations on Real’s future that are expected to be completed by the first half of next year, Steve Marcopoto, president, Turner Broadcasting System Asia-Pacific said on Thursday.



Under the deal with NDTV, Turner will invest $50m into NDTV Imagine, which will continue to be run by Mr Nair.



The channel is ranked about fifth by television ratings – behind the top three, Colours, Star and local channel Zee – and is losing about $10m-$15m a quarter, according to analyst estimates.



“The question is: if you’re not in the top three, are you anywhere?” said Vivek Couto, executive director at Media Partners Asia. “Yes you can hold the fourth and fifth spots, but can you make money?”
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Know your secular media

Quote:Suzanna Arundhati Roy is niece of Prannoy Roy (CEO of NDTV)

Prannoy Roy married to Radhika Roy

Radhika Roy is sister of Brinda Karat (CPI(M))

Brinda Karat married to Prakash Karat (CPI(M) – General Secretary)

CPI(M)’s senior member of Politburo and Parliamentary Group Leader is Sitaram Yechury.

Sitaram Yechury is married to Seema Chisthi.

Seema Chisthi is the Resident Editor of Indian Express

Burkha Dutt works at NDTV

Rajdeep Sardesai was Managing Editor at NDTV

Rajdeep Sardesai married to Sagrika Ghose

Sagarika Ghose is daughter of Bhaskar Ghose.

Bhaskar Ghose was Director General of Doordarshan.

Sagarika Ghose’s aunt is Ruma Pal.

Ruma Pal is former justice of Supreme Court.

Sagarika Ghose’s another aunt is Arundhati Ghose.

Arundhati Ghose was India’s permanent representative/ambassador to United Nations.



Dilip D’Souza was member of PIPFD

Dilip D’Souza’s father was Joseph Bain D’Souza.

J.B.D’Souza was former Maharastra Chief Seccretary and activist.

Teesta Setalva member of PIPFD

Teesta Setalvad married to Javed Anand

Teesta and Javed run Sabrang Communications.

Javed Anand is General Secretary of Muslims for Secular Democracy { ?? }

Javed Akhtar is spokesperson for Muslims for Secular Democracy

Javed Akhtar married to Shabana Azmi



Karan Thapar owns ITV

ITV produces shows for BBC

Karan Thapar’s father was General Pran Nath Thapar COAS during 1962 war, when India lost under his watch.

Karan Thapar was very good friend of Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari.

Benazir Bhutto was Pakistan’s Prime Minister.

Benazir Bhutto’s father was Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

Z.A.Bhutto served as Pakistan’s President.

A.A.Zardar is the current Pakistani’s President.

Karan Thapar’s Mama was married to Nayantara Sahgal.

Nayantar Sahgal is daughter of Vijayalakshmi Pandit.

Vijayalakshmi Pandit was sister of Jawharlal Nehru.



Medha Patkar is a leading spokesperson for Narmada Bacho Andolan.

NBA was helped by Patrick McCully of International Rivers (formerly Internal Rivers Network.)

Angana Chatterjee was on the board of IRN

Dipti Bhatnagar was an Intern/Volunteer at IRN.

Dipti Bhatnagar is an activist at NBA.

Dr. Angana Chatterjee part of PROXSA

PROXSA mother-ship of FOIL

ASHA endorsed by FOIL

Sandeep Pandey co-founder of Asha for education (ASHA)

Dr. Angana Chatterjee is married to Richard Shapiro

Richard Shapiro is Director and Associate Professor of the Grad. Anthropology Prgm at CIIS

Shubh Mathur co-wrote a letter with Angana on ‘Humanitarian Crisis in J&K’

Biju Matthew is co-founder of FOIL.

Vijay Prasad is co-founder of FOIL.

Vijay Prasa co-authored with Angana Chatterjee and wrote against IDRF.

ASHA has association with AID

AID works with FOSA

FOSA started by a Pakistani – Ali Hasan Cemendtaur.

Amitava Kumar associated with FOIL

FOIL & FOSA opposed California Text Book Edits.

California Text Book Edits was opposed by Michael Witzel.

M.Witzel is Wales Professor of Sanskrit at Harvard University.



Rahul Bose is brother-in-law of Khalid Ansari.

Khalid Ansari is the Chairman of Mid-Day Group of Publication based in Mumbai.

Khalid Ansari is Chairman of M.C.Media Ltd.

M.C.Media Ltd. has a join-venture with BBC for FM radio brodcasting.

Khalid Ansari’s father was Abdul Hameed Ansari.

A.H.Ansari was a freedom fighter and active Congressman.

Dr.John Dayal worked as a journalist with the N.Delhi edition of Mid-Day.



Narasimhan Ram is the Editor-in-Chief of ‘The Hindu’.

N.Ram’s first wife was Susan.

Susan, an Irish, was in charge of Oxford University Press publications in India.

N.Ram and Susan’s daughter is Vidya Ram.

Vidya Ram is a journalist.

N.Ram is now married to Mariam.

N.Ram, Jennifer Arul and K.M.Roy participated in closed door Catholic Bishops Conference of India in Thrissur, Kerala.

Jennifer Arul is the Resident Editor and Bureau Chief in South India for NDTV.

Jennifer Arul is Chief Operating Office for Astro Awani – Indonesian news and information channel.

K.M.Roy was a reporter in ‘The Hindu’

K.M.Roy is the General Editor of the group of the ‘Mangalam’ Publications.

Mangalam Group of Publications was started by M.C.Varghese

K.M.Roy received the ‘All India Catholic Union Lifetime Award’

All India Catholic Union’s National Vice President is Dr.John Dayal.

Dr.John Dayal is also Secretary General of All India Christian Council (AICC)

AICC’s President is Dr. Joseph D’souza

Dr. Joseph D’souza founded Dalit Freedom Network (USA)

Dr.Joseph D’Souza participated in the inaugural Religious Freedom Day

The Religious Freedom Day was attended by former Republican Sentor Rick Santorum

AICC claims Confederation of SC/ST Organizations (India) as a sister organization.

AICC claims Christian Solidarity Worldwide (UK) as a sister organization.

AICC claims Release International (UK) as a sister organization.

Release International states it supplies bibles and literature to meet the need of growth and evangelism.

Dalit Freedom Network’s partner’s with Operation Mobilization India.

OM India’s South India Regional Director is Kumar Swamy

Kumar Swamy is the State President of Communal Harmony Committee.

Kumar Swamy serves with Karnataka State Human Rights Commission.

OM India’s North India Regional Director is Moses Parmar.

Moses Parmar serves as North India Public Relations officer of the All India Christian Council (AICC)

OM seeks to plant and strengthen churches in areas of the world where Christ is least known.

OM ministries work with Dalit-Bahujan people in India.

Operation Mercy Charitable Company (OMCC) grew out of OM India

OMCC works with Dalit Freedom Network.

DFN has Dr. Kancha Illaiah on its Advisory Board.

Dr. Kancha Illaiah is a Professor in Osmania University, Hyderbad.

DFN has William Armstrong on its Advisory Board.

William Armstrong is a former US Senator from Colarado (Republican).

William Armstrong is currently the President of Colorado Christian University.

Colorado Christian University’s one of the strategic objective is to share the love of Christ around the World.

DFN has Udit Raj on its Advisory Board.

Udit Raj claims Joseph Pitts as a great friend of India.

Joseph Pitts is a Republican US Congressman from Pennsylvannia.

Joseph Pitts sent a letter to Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State –USA, requesting USA to deny visa to N.Modi.

Joseph Pitts has led a Congressional delegation to Pakistan & India.

Joseph Pitts is Founder and Co-Chairman of the ‘Kashmir Forum’.

Joseph Pitts along with Congressman John Conyers introduced legislation condemning actions of N.Modi.

John Conyers is Congressman from Michigan’s 14th congressional district.

The 14th district contains Dearbon, a major city.

Dearbon has the largest Arab Americans for a city of its size.

Udit Raj is member of National Integration Council, Government of India.

Udit Raj is National Chairman of Buddha Education Foundation.

Udit Raj is National Chairman of All India Confederation of SC/ST Organizations.

Udit Raj leads Dalit International Foundation

Udit Raj leads Lord Buddha Club.

Udit Raj was part of an international Steering Committee on Kashmir

Majid Tramboo promoted the Steering Committee.

DFN has Baroness Caroline Cox on its Advisory Board.

Baroness Caroline Cox is Deputy Speaker, House of Lords, England.



Suhasini Haidar is daughter of Subramanian Swamy

Suhasini Haidar is daughter-in-law of Salman Haidar



Nadira Alvi married V S Naipaul

Nadira Alvi, a journalist, is sister of recently assassinated Maj Gen Amir Faisal Alvi, the ex-chief of Pakistan’s elite SSG



“Resalat” is a Tehran-based Persian daily.

“Ettela’at” is another Tehran-based Persian daily.

“Resallat” and “Ettela’at”signed MoU with “Siyasat” and “Munif”

Siyasat and Munif are Hyderbad, Andhra Pradesh based dailies.

Toseeh is another Persian daily.

Toseeh has tied up with Vaarta.

Vaarta is one of the dailies from A.G.A.Publications Pvt Ltd.

A.G.A Publications Pvt Ltd is one of the companies in Sanghi Group

Sanghi Group was co-promoted by Gireesh Sanghi with his brothers.

Gireesh Sanghi is Congress M.P, Rajaya Sabha

Gireesh Sanghi is All India Vaish Federation National President.

Mahendra Mohan Gupta is on the Advisory Board of AIVF

Mahendra Mohan Gupta is Chairman of Dainik Jagran Group



Ramoji Group is headed by Ramoji Rao

Ramoji Rao is Founder & Chairman of Eenadu

Eenadu is the largest Telugu news daily in Andhra Pradesh.

Ramoji Group also owns ETV Network.

ETV Network produces content in Telugu, Bangla, Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, Gujarati, Urdu & Hindi.

Ramoji is reported to be close to Chandra Babu Naidu and supported of Telugu Desam Party.

Ushodaya Enterprises Pvt. Ltd’s parent company is Ramoji Group.

Blackstone Group is reported to have invested Rs600 crore in UEL.



Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd brings out The Deccan Chronicle newspaper.

DCHL also brings out “Andhra Bhoomi” a telugu newspaper.

DCHL also brings out “Asian Age”.

DCHL became a publishing parter of ‘The New York Times’.

DCHL began publishing ‘The International Herald Tribune’

T.Venkatram Reddy is the Chairman of DCHL.

T.Venkatram Reddy is fromer MP, Rajhya Sabha from Congress.

M.J.Akbar was Editor-in-Chief of Deccan Chronicle and Asian Age.

M.J.Akbar is Founder and Chairman of the fortnightly the Covert.

M.J. Akbar worked at ‘Times of India’, ‘Sunday’ & ‘The Telegraph’

M.J.Akbar was an Congress MLA from 1989 to 1991.

M.J.Akbar joined The Brookings Institution, Washington in 2006, as a Visiting Fellow on U.S. Policy Towards the Islamic World.

M.J.Akbar was a member of the ‘Forum of Islamic Scholars and Intellectual’ held in Makkha al-Mukaramma in 2005.

M.J.Akbar’s wife is Mallika Joseph.

Mallika Joseph worked at Times of India.



Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy is the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

YSR Reddy is from the Congress party (INC).

YSR Reddy’s father, Raja Reddy, setup a degree college and a Polytechnic in Pulivendula.

YSR Reddy has said that his one year study at Andhra Loyola College (ALC), a Jesuit institution, influenced him so much that he handed over the Pulivendula colleges to the Loyola Group.

The YS family has established several educational institutions in Andhra Pradesh.

YSR Reddy’s daughter is Sharmila.

Sharmila married Anil Kumar, Anil Kumar converted to Christianity after the marriage.

Anil Kumar set up “Anil World Evangelism” and is an active Evangelist.

YSR Reddy’s son is YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.

YS Jagan is a youth Congress Leader.

YS Jagan is Chairman of Jagati Publications Pvt. Ltd.

Bhumna Karunakara Reddy is close to YSR Reddy.

Karunakara Reddy is the Chairman of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam.

JPPL publishes the newspaper Sakshi.

Chandra Babu Naidu has claimed that Lanco group was forced to invest in JPPL.

L. Sridhar is alleged to have made the investment from Lanco Group.

L Sridhar is Lanco Infratech’s Vice Chairman

L Sridhar’s brother is L.Rajagopal.

L.Rajagopal joined Congress in 2003.

L Rajagopal is the son-in-law of P.Upendra.

P.Upendra is a former Minister from Congress.

Lanco Group’s Chairman is L. Rajagopal



Andhra Prabha is a telugu newspaper started in 1938.

Andhra Prabha is owned by The New Indian Express Group.



Andhra Jyothi is a telugu newspaper.

Andhra Jyothi’s Managing Director is Vemuri Radhakrishna.



SUN TV Network is owned by Kalanidhi Maran.

Kalanidhi Maran is the Chairman & Managing Director of SUN TV Network.

SUN TV network owns: Sun TV, Gemini TV, Teja TV, Surya TV, Kiran TV, Udaya TV, Surjo TV among other channels.

Kalanidhi Maran owns the tamil daily ‘Dinakaran’.

Dinakaran was started by a former DMK Minister K.P.Kandasamy.

Kalanidhi Maran’s brother is Dayanidhi Maran.

Dayanidhi Maran was Minister of Communications and IT in the UPA government.

Kalanidhi Maran’s father was Murasoli Maran.

Murasoli Maran was a Union Minister from the DMK party.

Murasoli Maran edited a tamil daily ‘Murasoli’.

Murasoli Maran was an editor to ‘The Rising Sun’ a English weekly.

Murasoli Maran as a publisher published the following tamil magazines: Kungumam, Muththaram, Vannathirai & Sumangali.

Murasoli Maran’s uncle is M.Karunanidhi.

M.Karunanidhi is Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, from the DMK party.

M.Karunanidhi launched Kalaignar TV in 2007.

M.K.Azhagiri owns Kalaignar TV.

M.K.Azhagiri is M.Karunanidhi’s son.

M.K.Stalin is another son of the M.Karunanidhi..

M.K.Stalin was named after Joseph Stalin.

Joseph Stalin was the authoritarian leader of the Soviet Union.

M.K.Stalin is the Minister for Rural Development and Local Administration in Tamil Nadu.

Kanimozhi is one of the daughters of M.Karunanidhi.

Kanimozhi was a sub-editor for the ‘The Hindu’.

Kanimohi was Editor in Charge of ‘Kungumam’ a tamil weekly.

Kanimozhi became a Rajya Sabha member in 2007.

Kanimozhi conducted programs in SUN TV and Vijay TV.

Kanimozhi’s second husband G.Aravindan is Singapore based Tamil literary figure.



Dina Thanthi a tamil daily was founded bu Si.Pa.Aditanar.

Aditanar’s second son is Sivanthi Athithan.

Sivanthi Athithan owns Dina Thanthi.

Aditanar had launced the tamil evening daily ‘Malai Murasu’.

Aditanar set up Malar Publications Ltd.

Malar Publications Ltd. Brings out the tamil evening newspaper Malai Malar.

Balasubramanian Adityan son of Sivanthi Athithan managers Malar Publications Ltd.

B.Adityan set up ‘Air Media Network Pvt Ltd’ (AMN)

AMN is into cable distribution, content productions and broadcasting.

AMN owns AMN TV

AMN has produced content for FM radio, All India Radio, Doordarshan, Vijay TV.



Dina Mani is a tamil newspaper.

Dina Mani is owned by The New Indian Express Group. (NIEG)

NIEG owns Kannadaprabha, Andhraprabha, Malaylamvarikha, Indiavarta and Expressbuzz.

NIEG also owns Cinemaexpress & Tamilanexpress



STAR Vijay TV is a tamil TV channel.

Vijay TV is owned by STAR TV

STAR TV is owned by News Corporation based in Hong Kong.

News Corporation is owned by Rupert Murdoch.

Fox Entertainment Group is a subsidiary of News Corporation.

FEG owns Fox News Channel, in USA.

Fox News is a conservative, pro-church Republican Party channel in US

News Corporation owns the The Wall Street Journal

Jaya TV is a tamil TV channel.

Jaya TV is owned by Jaya Network.

Jaya Network is owned by J.Jayalalitha

Jayalalitha was the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (AIADMK party)

Makkal TV is owned by Makkal Tholaikatchi



Act Now for Harmony and Democracy’s (ANHAD) Founding and Managing Trustee is Shabnam Hashmi

Shabnam’s father was a freedom fighter.

Shabnam went to USSR on a cultural exchange scholarship for six years.

Shabham is married to Gauhar Raza.

KN Panikkar is a Founding trustee of ANHAD

Panikkar is an Indian Marxist Historian.

Panikkar was the Vice Chancellor of Sree Sankarcharya Sanskrit University, Kalady, Kerala.

Panikkar received Homi Bhabha Senior Fellowship.

Panikkar was awarded Padma Bhushan.

Harsh Mander is a Founding trustee of ANHAD

Harsh Mander is a Human Rights activist, author and was in the IAS.

Harsh Mander was close to Ajit Jogi

Harsh Mander, born into Sikh faith, was in-charge of the relief camps in Indore during the 1984 riots.

Harsh Mander served as Managing Director of SC/ST Finance Corporation.

Harsh Mander was the Director of ActionAid India.

Ajit Jogi was the Chief Minister of Chhatisgarh.

Ajit Jogi is from the Congress party (INC).

It is claimed that after Ajit Jogi, a tribal Christian became the CM the rate of Christian conversions has gone up.

Harsh Mander received the 2002 “Rev. M.A.Thomas National Human Rights Award”

Rev M.A.Thomas National Human Rights Award was awarded by “Vigil India Movement.

Shubha Mudgal is a trustee of ANHAD

Shubha’s parents Skand and Jaya Gupta were professors of English literature at Allahabad University.

Shubha’s grand-father Prof. P.C.Gupta was also a professor at Allahabad University.

Shubha’s first husband was Justice Mukul Mudgal of Delhi High Court.

Shubha is currently married to Aneesh Pradan, a tabla player.

Shubha received Padma Shri.

Shubha has received several awards in the field of music.

Kamla Bhasin is a trustee of ANHAD

Kamla is an Indian feminist.

Kamla was a lecturer in the Orientation Centre of the German Foundation for Developing Countries, Bad Honnef, West Germany.

Kamla was the Development Secretary of Seva Mandir, Udaipur.

Saeed Akhtar Mirza is a trustee of ANHAD

Saeed Mirza is a writer and director in Hindi films and television.

Saeed Mirza’s father is Akhtar Mirza

Akhtar Mirza was a noted film script writer.



Asianet Communications Limited (ACL) has a majority stake in Asianet TV.

ACL is owned by Jupiter Entertainment Ventures Limited (JEVL).

JEVL is a subsidiary of Jupiter Capitals Ltd.

The other media outlets of ACL are: Asianet News, Asianet Plus, Best FM 95, Asianet Suvarana, Suvarna News, Asianet Sitara and Sitara News.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar is the Chairman & Editor-in-chief.

Rajeev Chandrasekar entered Rajya Sabha in 2006.

Rajeev Chandrasekar’s uncle is M.K.Narayanan

M.K.Narayanan is National Security Advisor

M.K.Narayanan headed the Intelligence Bureau from 1987 to 1990.



Malayalam daily, Mathrubhumi, is owned by M P Virendrakumar

Virendrakumar is a MP through Janata Dal (Secular), from Kerala

In Kerala, Deva Gowda’s Janata Dal (Secular) party is a constituent of Left Democratic Front

Latest Editor of Mathrubhumi is Kesava Menon

Kesava Menon was the Associate Editor of The Hindu before taking up this position



Shashi Tharoor is an Indian Diplomat.

Shashi is the son of late Chandran Tharoor.

Chandran was a journalist working for Amrita Bazar Patrika of Calcutta.

Chandran headed “The Statesman” in 1959.

Shashi Tharoor is going to contest as INC (Congress) candidate in 2009.

Ishaan and Kanishk are twin sons of Shashi.

Ishaan lives in Hong Kong and works for “Time” magazine.

Kanishk lives in London and works for “OpenDemocracy”.

Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan is a sister of Shashi.

Smita Tharoor is another sister of Shashi.

Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan is daughter of Shobha.

Ragini is the editor of “India Currents”.

Shobha writes in “India Currents”

India Currents is an Indian American monthly.

Shashi’s first wife was Tilottama Mukherji from Kolkata.

Tilottama was/is a journalist and scholar.

Sahshi’s second wife is Christ Giles, a Canadian.

Christa is Deputy Secretary of the United Nations Disarmament Commission.

Mukundan Unni was Shashi’s maternal uncle.

Tharoor Parameswar was Chandran Tharoor’s elder brother.

Parameswar was the founder publisher of the Indian edition of “Reader’s Digest”.

Param resurrected & presided the Advertising Club of Bombay.

Param was also the Advertising Manager of Amrita Bazar Patrika.



Shobhana Bhartia is the Chairperson and Editorial Director of Hindustan Times group

Shobhana is the daughter of KK Birla; grand daughter of GD Birla.

KK Birla joined INC (Congress) party in 1984.

KK Birla was later elected Rajya Sabha member in 1984.

Shobhana is married to Shyam Sunder Bhartia

Shyam is the Chariman of Jubliant Organosys Ltd, a Pharma company

Shyam is the son of late Mohan Lal Bhartia.

Shamit Bhartia and Priyavrat Bhartia are their sons

Shamit is a Director at the Hindustan Times group.

Shobhana was nominated for Rajya Sabha in 2006.

Shobhana is politically affiliated to INC (Congress).

She was nominated by UPA headed by Sonia Gandhi.

Shobhana was a 2005 Padma Shree award. This was after UPA formed the government in 2004.

Priyavrat is a Director at the Hindustan Times group.

Shamit heads franchises of Dominoes Pizza and Hot Breads.

Shamit also looks after the chain store ‘Monday to Sunday’

Shobhana is a close family friend of Scindias.

Late Madhavrao Scindia was a Minister from the INC (Congress) party.

Jyotiraditya Scindia is Madhavrao’s son.

Jyotiraditya is a MP from the INC (Congress) party.

Karan Thapar writes a weekly column in Hindustan Times.

Vir Sanghvi writes two columns ‘Counter Point’ and ‘Rude Food’

Barkha Dutt writes the column ‘Third Eye’

Sonal Kalra is a editor of HT City a supplement of Hindustan Times and writes a column.



- Joseph Bain D’Souza was CEO of a housing project in which Mrinal Gore, PB Samant and Suresh Narvekar were trustees.

- N. Ram was a founder of Students Federation of India, CPI(M)’s student wing.

- N. Ram’s niece is married to Dayanidhi Maran.

- Joseph D’Souza is the head of All India Christian Council.

- Dalit Freedom Network operates out of a church in Colorado. Melody Divine is part of DFN and Melody Divine works for Arizona Congressman Trent Franks.

- Joseph D’Souza is listed in Pat Robertson’s 700 club, a group for fundamentalist Christians.

- Dalit Freedom Network is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
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Quote:Electronic Media and Hindu Sentiments – I

Thamizhchelvan

26 Oct 2009



http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDispl...spx?id=891

Quote:Electronic Media and Hindu Sentiments – 2

Thamizhchelvan

27 Oct 2009



http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDispl...spx?id=892

Quote:Electronic Media and Hindu Sentiments – 3

Thamizhchelvan

28 Oct 2009



http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDispl...spx?id=895

Quote:Electronic media and Hindu sentiments – A sequel

Thamizhchelvan

20 Nov 2009



http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDispl...spx?id=940

Quote:‘NIJAM’ (TRUTH): The true face of SUN TV-I

Thamizhchelvan

25 Dec 2009



http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDispl...px?id=1003

Quote:‘NIJAM’ (TRUTH) – The true face of SUN TV-II

Thamizhchelvan

26 Dec 2009



http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDispl...px?id=1004

Interesting to see the Xtian controlled media openly attacking one of the most important symbols of Hindu marriage in the South (i.e the tALi).



Don't hold your breath about them having a program exploring whether the burqa/hijab really needs to be worn by Muslim women or whether the cross worn by Xtians means anything except superstition.
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^ IIRC, Sun TV is the DMK's channel (like Jaya TV is Jaya's).

The other one mentioned, Vijay TV or whatever, was mentioned at those links as being christo-owned as well.
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[url="http://www.123breakingnews.com/mahesh-bhatt-planning-to-make-film-on-anand-jon-10687-123"]Mahesh Bhatt planning to make film on Anand Jon[/url]
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[url="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Urgent-need-to-ban-porn-websites-Chief-Justice-of-India/articleshow/5520211.cms"]Urgent need to ban porn websites: Chief Justice of India[/url]



Quote:Chief Justice of India (CJI) K G Balakrishnan on Sunday said there was an urgent need to ban websites that circulate pornography and hate speeches and emphasized the need for cyber law enforcement.



"The government can place bans on websites that exclusively circulate pornography and hate speeches. However, it would not be right to place a blanket ban on all categories of websites. It is also important to distinguish between intermediaries such as Network Service Providers, website operators and individual users for the purpose of placing liability for wrongful acts," the chief justice said.



"Websites are created and updated for many useful purposes, but they can also be used to circulate offensive content such as pornography, hate speech and defamatory materials. In many cases, the intellectual property rights of authors and artists are violated through the unauthorized circulation of their works.

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[quote name='dhu' date='01 February 2010 - 08:20 AM' timestamp='1264992171' post='103840']

[url="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Urgent-need-to-ban-porn-websites-Chief-Justice-of-India/articleshow/5520211.cms"]Urgent need to ban porn websites: Chief Justice of India[/url]

[/quote]

this law seems fascist to me.
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That's because it is fascist & KG Balakrishnan is a dumbass leeching off taxpayers because he can't get a productive job in the private sector.
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Christianism's ongoing oh-so-subtle sponsorship of islamism. A bit christoBrit, what?

The international christo media pioneered the use of "dissidents", "protestors", "(ethnic) minorities", "separatists", "militants" and "terrorists" in a calculated manner when it's determined to bring down a country (e.g. Russia, Yugoslavia - actually the list is longer). The slaves in India's christomedia learnt this cheap trick from their betters (their christowestern masters), but India's christos/christoconditioned make good brainless parrots. Not that that was a compliment.



http://rajeev2004.blogspot.com/2010/02/f...s-and.html

Quote:the fine distinction between militants and terrorists

feb 5th, 2010



---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: K



http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india...519327.cms

Gunfight between [color="#0000FF"]militants[/color], forces in Kashmir

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sport...473864.cms

NSA fears Pak-based [color="#0000FF"]militants[/color] may disrupt Commonwealth Games

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india...444117.cms

Two top Hizbul [color="#0000FF"]militants[/color], jawan killed in Kashmir encounter

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Srina...489535.cms

Srinagar: [color="#0000FF"]Militants[/color] hurl grenade near CRPF camp



[color="#FF0000"]BUT[/color]



http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india...539031.cms

[color="#FF0000"]Terrorists[/color] open fire at crowd after Friday prayers, 2 dead in Kashmir



So, for the hacks at the Toi*** Pap** of India who have sold themselves to the highest (Abrahamic) bidder, people qualify as terrorists only if they kill Abrahamics ('god's chosen ones' ) - otherwise, they are merely militants, who have probably been provoked beyond endurance by their (mostly Pagan) targets.

[color="#800080"](Yupp. That about sums up the calculated way christianism uses cat's paws like its brother islamism in its long-term and largescale ambition to 1. oppress and ultimately genocide Natural Traditions, and to 2. keep itself/its own interests in doing so invisible.)[/color]



http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/FE18Df05.html

[color="#0000FF"]MUMBAI - It's official: the world's largest-circulated English daily has been involved in some shady business. Exposing a long-known trade fact, a leading Mumbai English tabloid, Mid-Day, last week published the "rates" for purchasing editorial features in the Times of India. The Times has not issued a denial, and the rogue rate card seems to be the latest indicator of rotting media ethics and tolerance in India for corruption.

.......

There's a dark, murky, fascinating and edifying media story to be told of the rise and imminent fall of the Times of India, once called the "Old Lady of Boribunder", now being hooted as the "Sold Lady of Boribunder".[/color]

********************************************************************************************************

One cannot but remember the picturesque description of the prophet Ezekiel when talking of the "Old Lady of Boribunder":

Ezekiel 16:25....And dost open wide thy feet to every passer by, And dost multiply thy whoredoms,...

[color="#800080"](Ain't the babble the source of 'great, wholesome and inspiring' literature? Very... uh... 'edifying'.

Dus niet.)[/color]



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1. This isn't even real *crypto*-christianism anymore. Recognisably christian footprints all over (for those who would care to notice):



http://rajeev2004.blogspot.com/2010/03/i...alism.html

Quote:Indian tabloid's Porno-journalism

www.[color="#0000FF"]deccanherald[/color].com/content/56109/it-nitya-ananda-swamis-ashram.html



“........... His minions for whom initiation to the order follows three simple steps: “listen” to the Paramahansa Nityananda, hear his “awakening talks everyday” and wear ‘mala’ “energised by the Master”. They also pray and worship the Shiva phallus....."





The quality of journalism (sic) in India has never been great - courtesy the omni-presence of Communist fellow travellers and Nehru dynasty sycophants -

and has degenerated into tabloid trash over the last decade. But, the article above is approaching downright pornography of the Wendy Doniger / MF Hussain variety.



Notice how the rag matter of factly denigrates the entire Hindu religion with references to

a "Phallus".



Regarding the individual in question and his alleged actions - I'm entirely neutral. It is entirely possible that he is guilty of the misdemeanors he is being accused of. It is also possible that he is a victim of a malicious

defamation campaign by Dravidian Christists.



The Tamil TV channel that is

playing up the whole affair is owned by scions of the Dravidian neanderthal party.



With a witch hunt by the Indian tabloid media in progress, "innocent until proven guilty" simply does not apply! In India, this does not apply to Hindus anyway...



My primary objection, though is the de-humanization and ridicule of Hindu religion by sexually obsessed brown Michael Witzels and Wendy Donigers running rampant with their lacerous pornography.



Supine acquiescence by Hindus

is what confers acceptability and legitimacy to the hate speech of

the [color="#FF0000"]christist[/color] media.




[color="#FF0000"]P.S: One of the article's authors has the last name - Nandy, which incidentally is a Serampore christist (Bengali) name.[/color]



Contrast this tabloid's atrocious

attitude with the apology tendered by another newspaper in the same state (Karnataka) when confronted by rioting adherents of the "religion of Peace" in protest against a

fact based article by Taslima Nasrin.



Would these "Phallus" journalists have dared to similarly denigrate an article of faith in Islam?





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The price for not exposing cryptochristianism when heathens still have the chance is much graver than one can imagine existing in our current time, as we do. As is the price of silence when Hindus should be vocally refuting the christoterrorist allegations made about their Gods and the way the Hindus perceive, understand and relate to their Gods. Because silence is taken for acquiescence, and then the christoarchive will record that the silent Hindus in the 20th/21st century "acquiesced" to the christianism's description that Shiva Lingam meant "phallus" to Hindus and that that is what they worshipped. When of course it is only christolying again - like the christolies about jeebus having ever existed, when he never did.



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Quote:Harish said...



exactly karyakarta.. this entire "phallus" thingie has moved from the realms of some arcane description to main stream media potrayal of our holiest of gods(Lord Shiva)..(the fact that they are not even related.. is irrelevant)..

[color="#800080"](I agree with the rest of it, but just lodging this disagreement for the record -

"holiest of gods": We're not monopolytheists. Shiva is not the "sole" holiest of Hindu Gods. Where a limit to holy-ness has been demarcated - as the superlative "holiest" implies - and with Shiva defined at that limit, then by definition the Hindu Gods are all the very extreme of sanctity and auspiciousness. E.g. Agni, being a prime purifier, is Holy in his very essence. And "Sarva Mangala Mangalyam/Mangalye" is said of Surya and Lakshmi. <- For instance. So: etc. etc.)[/color]



also the use of the word "minions"..



the temerity with which people in general play with Hindu sentiments is astounding..



[color="#0000FF"]btw.. this entire episode totally reeks of pre-planned conspiracy (dravidian ishtlye)...remember when jayendra saraswathi was humiliated and denigrated in the name of some "murder charges".. which later turned out to be completely false..[/color]

[color="#800080"](What happened to the Kanchi acharya was christoterrorist conspiracy: the christian inquisition of the heathen. Plus DMK is also cryptochristian - some day this will come out. So the conspiracy was christian all round.)[/color]



[color="#FF0000"]swami nithyananda has been in the forefront of reviving vedic traditions(even instates like TN ) and has been against Xtian conversion.. not to mention that he is from "low caste" and has been attracting followers by the thousands...[/color]

[color="#800080"](While I don't know any specifics, I wouldn't be remotely surprised if Nityananda is innocent. Because when christianism is active at its loudest or most violent against a Hindu Swami or other such Hindu Hero, that's when you know a full heathen is in all likelihood involved: the unacceptable sort of inconvertible, i.e. the kind who generates more incovertibles/the kind that creates immunity to christianism.

Christianism specifically identifies such heroic Hindus who resist and who are inoculating the Hindu population with their anti-bodies to christianism. Having identified these Key Hindu Individuals, christianism then terrorises them with a special brand of Extreme Christoterrorism. And so it christoterrorises them either to death - like it did to that sweetheart Swami Lakshmanananda - or with torture, intimidation and character-assassination like Kanchi Shankaracharya, or with character-assassination, torture AND (probable) silent death like the unforgettable framed-but-innocent Dara Singh.)[/color]



so how to stop this hindu juggernaut.. manufacture some "scandal".. some riots etc..play the clip a thousand time on some TV channel and ensure that hindus lose faith in everything that is theirs... the dravidian parties have perfected this defamation campaign to the last T....

[color="#800080"](It's christianism. Hindus MUST learn to identify cryptochristianism.)[/color]



but may be this time around they might be playing around with some one different.....





nobody in this country seems to listen to other than acts of love and peace...



3/03/2010 6:48 PM





2. A few days back, Reuters I think (there's a smaller chance that it may have been BeeBeeCee "News") had an entry on how Hindus could well soon erupt (i.e. presumably 'genocide') islamaniacs after said innocent islamaniacs had (unstated, but implied 'understandably') murdered a couple of random Karnatakans and vandalised Hindu stores in 'protest'/retaliation of the eviLL irreligious, non-Hindu Taslima Nasreen - who should NOT be Free To Speak, *obviously*. (If she had been stomping on the religion of the Hindus, then By All Means, Speak Dear Taslima. But don't dare to criticise christoislamania. That's the real definition of Freedom Of Speech, it's how it works in practice.)



Note how the news agency still made the Hindus the villains even though the only facts their very own news story had to relate were how solely the islamaniacs were the terrorists, and even though Hindus hadn't done anything at all (and if they were to in future, the islamic culprits would deserve losing two of their own for having already massacred two - presumably, because usually - Hindus. E.g. Bush visits India -> Hindus killed by "protesting" islamaniacs).

That's typically christo news: it's always anti-heathen even when the very victims of the verifiable news it is reporting on are heathens. It is always on the side of the perpetrators, on the side of the heathen-killers.
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[size="6"]Arms race on high seas: Armed pirate attacks soar[/size]





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NAIROBI, Kenya – Somali pirates hit a Spanish fishing boat off the coast of Kenya with a rocket-propelled grenade Thursday as private security on board returned fire at the would-be hijackers.



The successful defense of the fishing vessel Albacan illustrates two trends driving up the stakes for sailors and pirates off the Horn of Africa: Better trained and protected crews are increasingly able to repel attacks, but pirates eager for multimillion-dollar ransoms are now resorting to violence much more often to capture ships.



Two-thirds of attacks by Somali pirates are being repelled by crews alone, without the aid of the coalition warships that patrol the Gulf of Aden, according to an analysis by The Associated Press of attacks reported to the London-based International Maritime Bureau.



Most did so without the use of armed guards, although private security contractors helped repel pirates in at least five incidents off the Somali coast last year.



As it gets harder for pirates to capture ships, the Somali gangs are more likely to fire at sailors with automatic weapons to make ships stop. The bureau says only seven ships were fired on worldwide in 2004 but that 114 ships were fired on last year off the Somali coast alone. That's up from 39 incidents off Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden in 2008.

Most crews now post extra lookouts, register with maritime authorities and practice anti-piracy drills, said Cyrus Mody of the IMB. Increasing speed and maneuvering so a ship produces more wake or heads into rough waves can also make it more difficult for pirates.



The International Maritime Bureau does not recommend using armed guards due to potential legal problems and fears of starting an arms race with the pirates or increasing the danger to sailors. Moody told AP in October 2008 that armed guards on ships may encourage pirates to use their weapons more — a prediction that appears to have become reality.



None of the 33 crew members or three guards was hurt in Thursday's incident, the ship owners association Cepesca said in a statement from Spain. None of the pirates was believed to be hurt either. But maritime officials expect more gunfire attacks to happen this spring as calmer seas will likely bring a spike in attacks.





Many ship owners are investing in physical defenses like stringing razor wire and adding fire hoses that can hit attackers with streams of high-pressure water. Some ships are even having electric fence-style systems installed.



Secure Marine has installed 45 electric fence-style systems around ships. It also has new devices that can create a type of waterfall around a ship to flood pirate skiffs that get close. The water can be heated "so the higher the pirates climb, the hotter it gets," said company chief Raphael Kahn.



Skin irritants or dye can also be added that help coalition forces identify attackers for possible arrest, he said.



Some ships have been forced to rely on sailors' ingenuity. Crews have thrown everything from oil drums to wooden planks at would-be hijackers clambering up ladders. Last month a crew played the sound of dogs barking over an amplifier to frighten off attackers.



Dogs are considered unclean in Islam and few Somalis keep them as pets. Shipping industry officials are discussing putting guard dogs on high-risk vessels to help frighten off pirates, Mody said. Most hijackings are opportunistic and pirates who encounter resistance often give up and chase an easier target.



"If you're being chased by a lion, you don't have to be faster than the lion," said Graeme Gibbon Brooks of Dryad Maritime Intelligence. "You just have to be faster than the person next to you."



Better training and preparations mean that although 2009 saw 217 Somali pirate attacks — the highest number on record — most were unsuccessful. Forty-seven ships were taken, about the same as in 2008, which saw 111 attacks, according to the International Maritime Bureau.



The attacks are becoming more dangerous for crew members, though. More than 20 ships were fired on with rocket-propelled grenades last year, including tankers and chemical tankers. In one incident, two grenades lodged in the door of a ship's bridge — the area where the captain steers from. Many other ships were damaged by small-arms fire, according to reports from IMB.



"In the old days (pirates) just used to show up and wave a rusty rifle. Now people aren't so easily frightened," said Gibbon Brooks.



Four sailors died and ten were injured off Somalia in 2009. Two were killed during rescue attempts — one by Yemeni forces and one by the French — and another died in captivity. The fourth was killed by a bullet during the attack.

"Pirates are shooting because they want the captain to stop and the crew to keep their heads down," said Mody. "Crews are not being executed ... (but) attacks are becoming more violent, there's no doubt about that. It's inevitably going to result in casualties or environmental damage."



The financial stakes are rising as well, said piracy expert Roger Middleton of the British thinktank Chatham House.

Last year, the average ransom was around $2 million, giving the pirates a total haul of around $100 million for 2009. This year, two ransoms paid were around $3 million and $7 million, he said, citing industry officials.



"There's a commercial calculation as well as a humanitarian one," he said. "It's cheaper to pay a bit more a bit more quickly than a bit less over a longer period of time, because of associated costs like compensation to the sailors, lost work time, and possibly a loss in the value of the cargo."





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[size="6"]Turkey Threatens Washington over Genocide Recognition...[/size]







ANKARA, MARCH 4 - Ankara threatened to cancel defense contracts totaling $45 billion with American companies if today the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will pass a critical resolution for the recognition of Armenian genocide claims.



Daily Vatan describes the Turkish warning as "economic ultimatum" adding that Vatan reports that the CEOs of five US companies sent a letter to US congressmen to highlight the hazards of the genocide resolution. They stressed that the approval of the resolution would jeopardize exports totaling $10 billion.



Vatan says that despite the warnings, the Foreign Affairs Committee was expected to approve the controversial resolution.



Vatan gives details about the companies campaigning in support of Turkey. Boeing: THY has ordered 35 passenger planes. In the next 20 years, THY plans to make deals with Boeing worth $21 billion. Raytheon: The company holds talks with Turkish officials for the establishment of missile defense systems to Turkey. The US government has announced that Turkey could buy equipment worth $7.8 billion. Northrop Grumman: Turkey gives $11 billion support to the Joint Strike Fighter project. Lockheed Martin: Turkey has signed $2.9 billion deal for the purchase of 50 F-16 jets. The company also carries out a modernization project in the Turkish Air Forces worth $635 million. United Technologies: Sikorsky is one of the most powerful candidates for meeting the needs of the Turkish army for 109 helicopters. If the company makes a deal with Ankara, the helicopters will be produced in Turkey.





Vatan says that despite the warnings, the Foreign Affairs Committee was expected to approve the controversial resolution. Yesterday, as Vatan reported, Turkish President Abdullah Gul phoned US President Barack Obama to reiterate Turkish concerns about the genocide resolution to be discussed today at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. According to the daily, Gul asked the US administration to step in and block the resolution. Gul warned that the approval of the resolution would harm the normalization process initiated between Turkey and Armenia and that strategic partnership between Turkey and the US would suffer a heavy blow.





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