Friday, September 15, 2006

US text row resolved by an Indian

Times of India has abandoned truth in its reporting. It published, US text row resolved by Indian (page 1, page 2) and tried its best to negatively portray Hindu American Foundation (HAF).

First headsup was D.N. Jha (Indian in the US text row resolved by Indian) linking up with Michael Witzel and Friends of South Asia.

Another came from page 2 of the article

Giving a hint of the Aryan origin debate in India, Jha asked the court not to fall for the "indigenous Aryan" claim since it has led to "demonisation of Muslims and Christians as foreigners and to the near denial of the contributions of non-Hindus to Indian culture

got me thinking whether this guy (DN Jha) resolved the text row or is he helping the Marxist - Friends of South Asia (FOSA) peddle the Aryan Invasion Theory in the garb of 'secularism'? While checking on D.N. Jha's columns' on Outlook India , he comes out as an Useful Idiot.

most dangerous Useful Idiot is the “Politically Correct.” He is the master practitioner of euphemism, hedging, doubletalk, and outright deception.

Hindu American Foundation (HAF) response to the ToI article.

D.N. Jha did file an affidavit as part of an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief filed by the self-proclaimed Marxist-communist group, “Friends of South Asia” (FOSA). However, Judge Partick Marlette of the California Superior Court rejected the brief outright, as it lacked merit and relevance.
One cannot help but feel dissappointed with Times of India which has made a habit of distorting facts to suit their agenda. Would the ToI respond? I doubt it.

Indian Flag - Upside Down

During the Forest Hills Women's Tennis Classic, where Sania Mirza was playing, the Indian tricolour was hoisted upside down.

An e-mail complaint to the event organizers on the day the photo was published elicited a simple, speedy and to the point response.

Organizer's Reply:
From: Dina Ingersole <*******************>
To: ********* <***************>
Date: Aug 25, 2006 10:21 PM
Subject: Re: Complaint

Dear *******,

You are absolutely right and I apologize for the error. It was corrected as soon as we became aware of it unfortunately some photos had obviously been taken before then. My apologies once again.

Dina Ingersole

The West Side Tennis Club
1 Tennis Place
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 718-268-2300 x135
Fax: 718-268-2230

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I thank them for their understanding.