Comments on: Will an “untouchable” become India’s Obama? Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: Neethu Sat, 09 May 2009 19:40:51 +0000 If Obama was not black, do you really think he would be in the white house?

Yes I do Patrick! JFK did! What makes you think Obama won because he was black?!! He won because he was the better candidate! duh!

By: BS BUSTER Sun, 16 Nov 2008 15:15:24 +0000 [November 7th, 2008 9:12 pm GMT Posted by Patrick ”If you all don’t think Obamamania started because he was different from the average candidate, then you are greatly mistaken. He was virtually unknown until this election, and media “Politically-Correct” spin has placed him where he is. If Obama was not black, do you really think he would be in the white house? ”]

Hey Patrick, you IDIOT, you must be a Repugnant – –

By: arumbhu Tue, 11 Nov 2008 02:44:34 +0000 Hello,
The question is not the quality of leadership.If it is so then I personally would like to see a Clinton,Putin or even a Chinese ruling this country.Globalization.Straight forward.Why should i be burdened with Yadavs,Jayalalithas,Advanis,Deshmukhs etc…,etc.,,
Acceptability of leaders from different groups is being debated in this country.If my choice is not acceptable to you just because of colour & creed(real reasons for denigrating Mayavati)then your choice is not acceptable to me. Mayavati is more suitable than a Mulayam or a Rajnath who are in fact lifted up and sustained by the Powerful ruling class groups of the feudalistic India.
If statues are also not toleratyed because they serve no purpose then all the statues of this country including the religious ones must be thrown into the rivers.What do they serve? Except promoting and sustaining divisions in the country?
Surely and slowly Change is coming to India. Unstoppable.One may try to delay but cannot stop.The sooner the better for the society.
I have a dream.When this entire race becomes one and the world parliament gets established somewhere anybody could become the elected/accepted President of the United States of Earth.NO nationalities only statehoods.Reality.
Are we prepared for such a scenario?

By: Prashant Mon, 10 Nov 2008 23:35:44 +0000 WELL WRITTEN ALISTAIR SCRUTTON , please write more such good articles/blogs on Mayawati and you will see that there are far number of people in India who will support it.

You will also see few upper caste people like here above who would not support and would try to discourage you.

The Reality is different from what you see in these people’s comments i.e MAYAWATI IS DEFINETELY GOING TO BE INDIAN OBAMA VERY SOON.

By: Malay Mon, 10 Nov 2008 09:18:56 +0000 I do not know where this guy is coming from, and how well he understands the Indian society and culture and to be very honest I am not even interested in knowing that.But I think there is one thing that he should know that just because you belong to a upper caste and lower caste does not gives you the liberty to get elected as PM of a country like India.One should deserve it and then Color,Religion and Caste does not matters.

By: arumbhu Sun, 09 Nov 2008 02:52:21 +0000 When tsunami strikes it doesn’t differentiate between people.Let the born-again people brave a tsunami with prayers in their mouth.
This caste system has condemned billions of people and
their histories stolen.If, as we hear ‘curses’ work how
many tons of ‘curses’ could have been heaped on this
country and what a devastating effect that could have been(should have been)?!
This country(for that matter the world) is mostly run by a bunch of criminals (by their chosen path of governance
with its known levels of corruption)and we are only meek spectators to the jokes that are being played by these idiotic criminals.
Favourable conditions help even a fool to succeed and unfavourable conditions makes it difficult for even a brilliant man to fail.This is more so in this country and thats why indians fare better outside than in india.
What’s the point in blaming an individual?
The greatest intelligent brains of these country have failed miserably in the past on many occassions and they will do so again. Let’s not limit the possibilities by our narrow approach.

By: A.K Sat, 08 Nov 2008 08:22:56 +0000 We need a well educated leader who can represent us on an international platform as well. Manmohan Singh and APJ Abdul Kalam have done inspiring work.
Why we do not look at Rahul Gandhi or Sachin Pilot as our future leaders. What do you notice in Mayawati’s personality that makes her a leader of our nation? It would be the most unfortunate day for me as an Indian if she is the one who leads the country. Education, personality and leadership qualities are most important. When a leader say our President Pratibha Patil meets international leaders some day with a saree palla on her head.. what image of India is she showing to the world? Would not people abroad think that we are still backward?
And Mayawati would only add to us being called more backward!

By: arumbhu Sat, 08 Nov 2008 01:30:33 +0000 Why Not?
The Brahmin-Bania nexus in this babudom prevent quick transformation of the Indian Society. If investments are not coming to UP it is surely because of Mayawati’s caste and not because of her.
The real powers are working to defame her and her caste.As if the other leadres from other castes are Harvard educated and have a clue to solve the problems of indians.In fact they are the problems.
To those agreeing to the comments of virile people like Viwanath i have a proposition.Let this country be divided politically(socially it is so already)into four parts and give the choice to choose which part they would like to move into.Say, All Brahmin, All Bania,All Kshatriya & All Dalit states .I would welcome such a move by the government/people through a referundum.How is it?

By: A.Y. Sat, 08 Nov 2008 01:12:54 +0000 This is a dirty politics scenario to talk about a caste in India. Do not relate it to touchable or untouchable.

It was very sad after 15th August 1947, Indian leadership always in the wrong hand. Indian ministers and bureaucrats (police) still behave as British ruler. Indian people hated the attitude of the British ruler and they started to fight with them. But after independence same people started to rule India in the same way of the British ruler. Again these politicians started to rule India with the “Divide and rule” policy. “My caste is same with you, give me your vote.” “I am from North or I am from Maharashtra or I am from South.” Such attitude of Indian politician is harmful for India. We never fulfill Subash Chandra Bose’s or Gandhi’s dream. Although both leaders have different way but their target was the same. Let us build a strong India.

By: kandy Fri, 07 Nov 2008 18:30:55 +0000 Hi all,

I write this from USA. Never compare Obama with Mayawathi. What is Obama’s credentials and education. He got top class education from Harvard and Columbia University. Nobody against Dalit becoming prime minister, if they have all qualifications. Unfortunately in India, qualification matters last (ex. Deve Gowda). That is the status of Indian politics.

Kandy from USA.