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Not about your post Dilip.I remember having very good things to say about CFP last time you posted about it. I think I still do, but at one glance, within the first few pages, something repelled me from what purports to be a report on 26/11 Mumbai attacks (anhadin e-digest.pdf).... I will come back at it over a couple of readings.I wonder if strict alignment with this report is a necessary condition for real peace. I hope not.rgds,Jai
Here's what I am doing: I searched CFP on your blog, and re-checked at a skim, the essays there: Kadar, secular rethink series etc. and still feel the same way about them. Warm positive.I'm also reading other articles on CFP: Binayak Sen, MJ Akbar's "deep inside India secularism is a way of life".After building sufficient capital, I will come back to the e-digest. The hard questions it seems to pose me. By weekend.rgds,JaiPS: If these travels (travails?) of an unenlightened soul are not of interest to anybody else, IYO, do delete these comments.
A) Anhadin.net is an org I would approach with caution, its distinct from CFP.http://www.anhadin.net/article71.html - joint efforts by India and Pakistan to root out... is important. Opposing US imperial designs... is *imperative*. - US modified meanings of kaffir and jihad - Karkare killing suspicious - attackers nationality unclear; why should we believe they are Pakistanis - Karkare killing suspicious - Kasab or whoever killed Karkare spoke fluent Marathi - 5 star hotels, 5 star outrage - Role of Nariman house: attackers based here, an "Israeli owned" place, chances of Mossad! - Karkare killing suspicious - attackers wore saffron bands, tilaks, were maybe hindus - 5 star hotels, 5 star outrageNow listing the positives: + Justice KG Balakrishnan's article in this e-digest was exceptionally OK. + I continue to be concerned about encounter killings and draconian anti-terror laws. + various concerns on Malegaon and other attacks, Sadhvi Pragya/ Purohit. + the Side A- Side B discussion in Arundhati Roy's article.B) No reactions to your piece Dilip. I think its similar to several earlier ones. I hope it induces anybody that identifies themselves as: "scoffing, sneering, finger-pointing and chest-thumping"to introspect and repent.I guess it will allow those who identify their opponents this way to feel pretty good about themselves.C) Closing with a quote from Annie Zaidi and how she wings it across so effectively, I have no idea:"Let us mourn our inability to dream each other's dreams or wake from each other's nightmares."Thanks,Jai
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