Back in the ol’ days, they used to give Padma Shri and Tamrapatra awards for real achievements.
Now, the Government of India has started bestowing awards merely for the accident of being born with the right sequence of DNA or right genes, which we presume ultimately decide how you look.
How else can you explain giving Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – one of the worst actresses on Planet Earth – the Padma Shri under the category of Art.
What a disgrace.
At this rate, the Government of India will soon be handing out Padma Shris to the Mumbai terrorists for population control.
Mera Bharat Mahan.
That monkey harbajan got one too.So did akshay kumar.
Maybe this is her recognition of winning the beauty pageant (hee hee). You know how the government officials (babus) work. They must have delayed the papers and finally after all these years (i think its 11), she finally landed it 😉 . Maybe Amar Singh helped out a bit.
One thing is sure, before they hand it to Mumbai terrorists, all the non-actresses and non-actors will be getting ready for the awards. So maybe soon our very own Asin will get the Padma vibushan (in another 15 years) and Nayan may land the Drona charya award (teaching us not to watch her films).
If only someone stepped up to the plate and changed this country. Its not rotting carcass. We have an issue with every piece and every department. All of them consider that they are god’s gift to mankind.
By the way, I recently read that Anil Ambani supported Narendra Modi to become PM. Is that true? Whats your take on it.
1. You write: They must have delayed the papers and finally after all these years (i think its 11), she finally landed it
It’s actually 15 years. To our collective misfortune, she won the Miss World competition in 1994. If she hadn’t, she’d have been a Maistry on some construction site and not tormented us in Bollywood movies (apparently, Ash wanted to be an architect..Maistry is a Tamil word for supervisor on a construction site).
2. You write: By the way, I recently read that Anil Ambani supported Narendra Modi to become PM. Is that true? Whats your take on it.
A lot of businessmen are not only naive but have the fascist love for illusionary symbols of efficiency and progress (read the Hindu bigot Narendra Modi).
If you go back some 80-85 years, you’ll realize the loonies in Italy were all signing the praises of Mussolini because they thought he made the trains run on time. Let’s hope Narendra Modi does not meet Mussolini’s fate. Fortunately, our State Dept has not allowed this Hindu bigot to enter the U.S.
I just read that Jayakanthan and retired civil servant, journalist and eminent Tamil epigraphist Iravatham Mahadevan have been awarded the Padma Awards and at the same time have been brought down several notches by putting them in the same category as Aish.
these awards have lost its standards …long time back ….Only National Awards …to some extent has managed to retain its sancity …
Modi has done a great job in Gujarat in terms of development and keeping those indian terrorists (read local Muslims) under check ….We need more people like him
You are naive.
Any leader who attacks one group of people will sooner or later attack the others too. The bells will toll for thee too. That’s the insatiable nature of a beast, even if it appears human.
It is unjust to mark an entire community as terrorists just because of a few whackos. If you are talking about riots and local violence, just remember, “Taali ek haath se nahin bajti!”
These people like Modi and Thackeray dont deserve to be known as leaders. Cant people understand that everything they do is not because of religious sentiment, but for their own selfish gains?
Lol, a few of my best friends are Muslims, and we have a great time together!
SRINIVAS, are you listening?
Modi,Thackeray are playing the political game with religion as their weapons…without knowing its pointing to them, its a total injustice to call Indian muslims as terrorist..there maybe few but we cant generalize it…its something like our searchindia movie review, they see all the worst film and finalize that Indian movies are worst..Its not like that..Srinivas and Searchindia movie review are of same attitude..Grow up my boy…grow otherwise its
Shame Shame Puppy Shame!!!
But what about my friend from pakistan who says that India has lost all the wars with pakistan. Even in the kargil war, pakistan has really won the battle but due to american & the media support it has been declared that India has won the war!!!what can u say about this mad pak fellow??!!
Maybe, we should have a moratorium on Religion for three decades.
Even in tamilndau actor Vijay got(bought ?) doctor award for reasons known only to him .
In India awards are given only to under achievers and they leave some good ones like Tabu or even Sivaji Ganesan
We’ve always wondered why Tabu is single. 😉
Modi is Brilliant.
Why…because he’s winning elections, screwing Muslims…?
a)what he did with Gujarat after the earthquake
b)the first/ one of its kind absolutely reliable free ambulance service that’s in place in Gujarat today thanks to him
c)the Narmada Project
d)24/7 power supply ALL over Gujarat
e)most importantly, ‘cos he’s brave enough to stand up to terrorism.
But of course, liberal celebrity loving & Gandhi coolie morons in India & most NRIs who feed off whatever BS Times of India throws in their face and gets their daily dose of infotainment from NDTV would be less aware of all this. I pity them.
Btw, the riots were a result of the Godhra burnings, lest anyone forget. This is the only weapon Congress has against Modi. Bloody fools.
You write: cos he’s brave enough to stand up to terrorism
The Hindu idiots love Modi because he’s just been turning a Nelson’e eye to the massacre of Muslims in the state of Gujarat.
oh wow, where did you learn that from? Karan Thapar?
my answers are already there in my previous comment.
We’re no great fans of Karan Thapar, having seen him only on YouTube a couple of times.
You’ve proved diddly on the terrorism charge. Just a wild rant.
Events surrounding Godhra are still clouded with claims and counter-claims.
why would i take anyone who says “Events surrounding Godhra are still clouded with claims and counter-claims.” but is ready to proclaim staunchly that Modi turned a blind eye to the riots, seriously? not worth it & pointless!
Just goes to prove what I was saying about morons who buy into the Times group’s crap.
Tis’ time you disembark your clueless, addled brain from the Snowwhite train.
On Godhra, two panels (Nanavathi Panel and Bannerjee Panel) have put out contradictory reports.
There’s considerable uncertainty as to what really happened in the train coach.
But there’s little uncertainty in the massacre of Muslims after the Godhra fire, as the administration and bureaucracy stood by passively and callously watching the carnage.
Facts obviously count for little in your closed weltanschauung where ‘they’ (read Muslims) are the terrorists and need monitoring.
Of course, a dodo like you has never heard of the Hindu idiots killing Kashmiri Muslims for decades with impunity via the guns of the Indian army and paramilitary forces.
like i said, can’t taking you seriously.
And btw, don’t jump to conclusions, how do you know I’m not one of ‘they’?
You can be one of ‘them’ or none of ‘them’ or all of ‘them’ for all we care!