Raghunandan Yandamuri Preliminary Court Hearing on Friday, Nov. 2

Update: Raghunandan Yandamuri Court hearing Postponed, New Date Fixed

Raghunandan Yandamuri’s preliminary court hearing has been scheduled for November 2, 2012.

Yandamuri’s hearing will take place in the court room of Magisterial District Judge James P.Gallagher at 9AM on Friday.

Unless they’re hiding under a rock, most Indians in America know that Montgomery County detectives arrested 26-year-old Raghunandan on October 26 in connection with the murders of two fellow Telugus, Satyavathi Venna (61) and her granddaughter Saanvi Venna (10-months) at the Marquis Apartment complex in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

The police criminal complaint of Detectives Andrew Rathfon of the Upper Merion Township Police and Paul Bradbury of the Montgomery County Detective Bureau dated October 26, 2012 states that Yandamuri confessed to the killings of the Vennas during questioning.

But guilt or innocence in America is ultimately determined in a court of law.

Bail has been denied to Raghunandan, not surprising considering the enormity of the crimes and flight risk.

A software engineer from India on a H1-B visa, Raghunandan Yandamuri hails from Vizag, a coastal city in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Should you have plenty of time on your hands and a keen desire to see Raghunandan Yandamuri, you can attend his preliminary court hearing at:

128 West Fourth Street, Bridgeport, PA 19405

We suspect the Indian community will be present in strength at the Montgomery County court house on Friday.

Most likely, Raghunandan’s pregnant wife Komali Alokam and some members from the Venna family will attend the preliminary hearing.

If Venkata Konda Venna and Chenchu Latha Punnuru attend the hearing, this will be the first occasion they will be confronting the alleged killer Raghunandan Yandamuri, after the murder of their daughter Saanvi Venna and Venna’s mother Satyavathi.

Raghunandan Yandamuri was a family friend of the Vennas.

Don’t be surprised if there is some drama at the preliminary hearing.

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What Happens in a Preliminary Hearing?

According to our research, the preliminary hearing provides the accused/defendant his first opportunity to defend himself.

The preliminary hearing is also the time when attorneys for both sides appear in the court room, examine witnesses, a judge looks at the case and the evidence and decides whether there is probable cause for the case to go forward.

The prosecution must provide sufficient evidence to the court that a crime was committed and link the defendant to the crime.

When Raghunandan Yandamuri arrives at his preliminary hearing on November 2, he will have three options:

1. Plead guilty

2. Challenge the Prosecutor on probable cause

3. Waive the case into trial

It’ll be interesting to see which option Yandamuri chooses because he’s already confessed to the crimes during questioning by the police last week.

If Raghunandan Yandamuri pleads guilty, it’ll save tax payers a lot of money.

I doubt he’ll pick the second option. But life is full of surprises.

Should Raghunandan decide to go to trial, it’ll take several months before a verdict is reached.

This is because both sides – the Defense and Prosecution – must be provided sufficient time to prepare for the case, a jury has to be selected, the trial has to proceed and a verdict reached.

Public Defender – Yandamuri’s Fate Sealed

After Montgomery County authorities advised Yandamuri of his right to apply for assignment of counsel, he requested a public defender suggesting the young man lacks the money to hire his own lawyer.

That’s not in the least bit surprising considering Yandamuri’s alleged killings were prompted by serious financial problems.

The quality of service defendants obtain from public defenders in America is poor compared to what defendants get when they hire their own attorneys.

You get what you pay for is a principle that generally holds good even inside a court room.

Many states in the U.S. have budgeted very limited money to the public defender’s office, which is burdened with a punishing case load and low pay.

The Montgomery County court system has already provided an application to Yandamuri following his request for a Public Defender.

It’s likely a Public Defender has already been appointed for Raghunandan Yandamuri and met him in prison for initial discussions.

Court filings suggest Assistant District Attorneys Kevin R.Steele and Samantha Louise Root Cauffman from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office will be prosecuting the case against Raghunandan Yandamuri.

Barring a miracle, Raghunandan Yandamuri will either be awarded the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

Pennsylvania is one of the American states that has a death penalty but it’s been many years since it’s executed someone.

Wanna Write to Raghunandan Yandamuri?

Raghunandan is currently languishing in the Montgomery County Prison, which is a county jail in Pennsylvania.

The Montgomery County Correctional Facility is located in Lower Providence Township.

Given the wide publicity to Raghunandan Yandamuri’s alleged crimes and the revulsion they have aroused within the NRI Telugu community, many of you might harbor a keen desire to write to him.

If you wish to write to Raghunandan Yandamuri, the mailing address is:

Raghunandan Yandamuri

Montgomery County Prison
60 Eagleville Road
Eagleville, PA, 19403

In the event you are writing to Yandamuri, please avoid Telugu, Hindi or any of the other Indian languages and stick to English only.

It’s doubtful the Montgomery County prison authorities know any of the Indian languages.

Yandamuri’s current home, the Montgomery County prison, houses both male and female sentenced offenders and individuals awaiting trial.

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36 Responses to "Raghunandan Yandamuri Preliminary Court Hearing on Friday, Nov. 2"

  1. Telang   November 1, 2012 at 12:21 am

    How come the attorney was saying that the killing(s) were not pre-mediated? If I read correctly, she said it was a case of attempted kidnapping gone horribly wrong. In other words, he had no intention to kill. Do you think so?

    The guy knew there is a guardian (grandmother) around to take care of the child. So when he went in with the kitchen knife, was it not his plan to eliminate the old lady? If it was otherwise, does he not know that the grandmother would have identified him easily & repercussions would have followed.

    Looks pre-meditated, but attorney’s statement was surprising.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Like the District Attorney said, it looks like a botched kidnapping.

    But we don’t know the details yet…did he wear a mask?

    If not, I’d think grandma’s death was pre-destined, pre-meditated.

  2. chilipi pook   November 1, 2012 at 1:48 am

    SI, are there no Indian lawyers that could take a case probono. In that case he should go for the third option you have listed- waving the case to trial. But I don’t know if lawyers take criminal probono cases.
    And again an Indian lawyer and probono is an oxymoron. Anyway, I don’t know much of anything. must be obvious by now heeeee.

    Why did he request a defender? yuck.

    —Help me give up my addiction to Hope- Chuck Palahniuk

    Hands over (i don’t know, known-all SI will list the other some time-but for now) Bible, Ramayanam, Mahabaratha and all the holy scriptures to the monster and will say – time has arrived for your departure.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: But I don’t know if lawyers take criminal probono cases.

    Of course, they do.

    Haven’t you heard of the Innocence Project.

    Their heroic efforts have led to many innocent people being taken off Death Row in America.

    But Indians into any kind of pro-bono work, ha ha ha, ha, ha.

    As I have said on countless occasions, these Hindu monsters part with their money only to those stupid Hindu temples in USA and their silly activities – Gopuram Project, Temple Wedding Hall Project and similar nonsense.

    Hindus here would rather cut their testicles first than lift a finger to help others.

    Behind all their pious platitudes and sanctimonious shibboleths, most Hindus here are no better than beasts except that they’re clothed.

    I have greater respect for Sikhs and Christians. They’re not without their negatives (which human is pure?) but a lot better than these Hindu savages!

    • svhyd   November 1, 2012 at 11:42 pm

      Talk about free speech and free will. Sweetpea writes: these Hindu monsters part with their money only to those stupid Hindu temples in USA.

      How would you (correct me if you are not) and other Christians react if I said “there are countless churches in the USA that there is no need to build *any more* by Indian Christian immigrants living here”.

      Although I would never say such a thing, just trying to make a point here.

      So are the countless NGOs (some funded by people in the US) that do a lot of social work back in India, founded/funded by Sikh and Christian organizations?

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      1. You write: How would you…. and other Christians react if I said “there are countless churches in the USA that there is no need to build *any more* by Indian Christian immigrants living here”.

      Hallelujah, nothing would make me happier.

      Even a single Christian church or Hindu temple is one too many.

      2. Christian NGOs are in India not for social work, their primary mission is to convert poor Hindus through a few morsels of rice. They’ve already succeeded in the North East and parts of Central India. India must ban proselytizing by all NGOs (both Western funded and Middle Eastern funded).

      As for the Hindus and their silly Car Pooja, Bhoomi Pooja, Ayudha Pooja, Hanuman Pooja, Naga Pooja etc, the less said the better of such nonsense.

      • Naveen   November 2, 2012 at 2:07 am

        A momentary stroke of commonsense made one Indian politician (Kanshi Ram from BSP?) say that a public toilet should be built on Ram Janma Bhoomi in Ayodhya instead of a temple because people lack basic sanitation facilities.

        If Ram was around he would have instantly agreed with the idea for he knows his children have no sense of bladder control or civility.

      • Aswin_Kini   November 2, 2012 at 10:32 am

        SI said: “As for the Hindus and their silly Car Pooja, Bhoomi Pooja, Ayudha Pooja, Hanuman Pooja, Naga Pooja etc, the less said the better of such nonsense.”

        Ahem……… what a brilliant comment. When there was a Tsunami here in Chennai….. I was checking out the rescue committee and the last time I checked, at least half of them were Hindus….If you check the facts, RSS and NSS were the largest in numbers, who did all the rescue.

        Well, who cares anyways, a good soul can either be a hindu, muslim, or christian…. But just saying it to negate a comment.

        As for Sikhs, I respect them for their brave and helpful nature.

        Christians and Muslims: Like every religion, they have good and bad people… BUt they are no angels….. When compared to the ratio of good to bad, Christianity and Islam have equal culprits…. Hindus get blamed for all their atrocities… because they are the majority and easily get targeted due to their lack of unity..

        Just quoting one good example in my life…. During the 1993 Babri Masjid riots, one of the Muslims in our area, whom we considered very close friends, damaged the board of our restaurant and came to kill my uncle. Fortunately sense restored and a disaster was averted.

        Another incident I can occur happened in 2002, when my Dad was admitted in the Royapettah Hospital. Dad was unconscious for a while and when he woke up, he found a father praying for him…. When they struck a conversation… The so-called father tried to preach sermons claiming how we were wasting our life following jesus. But when Dad counter-argued his points, the same so-called father said…”You are fools… you worshippers of idols will rot in hell……” and went away.. So much for your theory…

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        1. If you’re trying to say that there are nut-cases in all Indian communities, I agree!

        2. Tolerance to other religions also has to do with the kind of government and to what extent rule of law is respected in a country.

        In America, even when there is hatred in the heart there is pleasantry on the lips (“Hi, how are you”). People are generally civil to each other.

        Rarely (almost never) do we have this mass killing of other communities here.

        Discrimination is more “refined” here.

        • Aswin_Kini   November 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

          ” If youโ€™re trying to say that there are nut-cases in all Indian communities, I agree!” – Yes. exactly. When it comes to nut cases, every religion has them….

          My only concern is with nutcases (especially the so-called secularists) who turn a blind eye towards others and come to nitpick everything that Hindus do….

          Example, in Tamil nadu, the DK club attacks temples every once in a while. One time, they threw acid on some devotees for no apparent reason. However, the same group never has the guts to attack a church or a mosque, nor do they dare to conduct an atheist conference near any of these. Why? Because if they dare speak against Allah or Christ near either of the holy centre, they will barely go back unharmed.

          I am not supporting or condemning any religion/community here, but to tell you the truth frankly, most of the so-called secularists/anti-hindu brigades are hypocrites. They lack the balls to call a spade a spade.

          If people like me speak out, they call us religious terrorists, saffron brigade, hindutva brigade…. and if we don’t….. they say we don’t have balls….. A pure bunch of hypocrites..

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          Hindus need to be more militant to counter Islamic militancy and the proselytizing Christians doing their “Rice Conversions” but the problem is that far too often innocents get killed in the crossfire.

          • gandhiji   November 2, 2012 at 11:51 am

            Hi Aswin,

            did you see Thambi’s message about Aravas?

            What is your take on that?

          • Naveen   November 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm

            For the past few days SI feels like TN-AP border!

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            Chittoor? ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Aswin_Kini   November 2, 2012 at 2:43 pm

            Dear Gandhiji,

            I am sorry I didn’t get your point.

            Who is Thambi.. I tried doing a CTRL+F and couldn’t find him. Are you referring to some political issue?

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            Gandhiji was referring to the anti-Tamil rant by commenter Thambihttp://www.searchindia.com/2012/10/27/telugu-gambler-raghunandan-yandamuris-crime-gamble-failed-big-time/#comment-28008

          • Aswin_Kini   November 2, 2012 at 3:31 pm

            Sorry SI and Gandhiji, I didn’t see the comment till now.

            I found it to be appalling and disgusting behavior from Thambi.

            What an irony, has a Tamil word of brother for a name and yet is anti-brotherhood in commenting.

            While I am not a Tamil by birth, I have spoken the language more than my mother tongue, konkani.

            While my only complaint with my fellow tamilians (some of them) is that they need to understand that while love for your language is good, it shouldn’t turn into obsession.

            As for people criticizing Tamil for their color and food habits, I find it completely racist and ridiculous.

            It’s a pity that some people are still stuck in the 19th century.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            Too many whackos in the world, sweetie!

          • gandhiji   November 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm

            @Aswin That’s what I thought too. I have a Tamil acquaintance who has similar vile hatred for Telugu people. I try to avoid him as much as possible.
            Pity the people who have to live with those dickheads.

          • Aswin_Kini   November 3, 2012 at 6:26 am

            Pretty much agree with you and SI. Racism is prevalent throughout India. I am finding it a bit amusing when some of my own relatives look down upon people from the South, especially Tamilians and Malayalis….. In most cases, the racism mostly comes from people’s insecurity, fear, and sometimes so-called superiority complex.

            For instance, my Kannadiga relatives claim that tamilians are hideously dark. I look at them with confusion and say, “Boss, even my grandfather had a dark complexion…. so are you going to call him names?” And then they really apologize and go into useless banter…….

            Unless we Indians stop this stupidity, we ain’t going anywhere……..

            There are assholes in every region, religion, caste, creed etc…. It’s unfortunate that we, as a community, fight among ourselves due to these obnoxious assholes.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            You write: For instance, my Kannadiga relatives claim that tamilians are hideously dark.

            No different here….the contemptuous attitude against Dark-Skinned people.

            Blacks and Hispanic (to a lesser degree) get treated pretty badly, particularly by the cops.

            In New York City, Blacks are often asked to stand up against a wall with their hands on the wall and legs stretched while they are frisked (searched for weapons). It’s called Stop-and-Frisk Policy. And it’s legal.

            Even if a Black man is just going out to buy milk, the cop can stop and frisk him. If the Black guy opens his mouth to ask the cop why he’s being stopped, he will be arrested for Disorderly Conduct.

            I’ve seen White cops frisking Blacks a few times in NYC. Fairly common on the Upper West side of Manhattan.

            In 2011, NYC Cops frisked 168,126 Black Men aged 14 to 24 out of a total population of 158,406 Blacks. This means that some Blacks were frisked more than once.

            Blacks in NYC humorously describe their situation as Walking While Black.

            Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/09/us-usa-newyork-crime-idUSBRE8481JJ20120509

          • Mnx542   November 3, 2012 at 9:14 am

            I’m kinda proud of myself for not being the kind that distinguishes between color, food habits, caste or religion. ๐Ÿ˜›

            I’m not a Tamil but one of my best friends is a Tamil(lower caste) and another is a Telugu.

            And both of them are against racism/inter-caste/religious feuds too. Like me, they think it’s downright ridiculous because we’re all Indians and it’s pathetic to fight among ourselves in the name of caste, religion etc.

            “Blacks and Hispanic (to a lesser degree) get treated pretty badly”

            Is it true that Blacks are people with high self-esteem (like if u pass a comment on a black man, you’re dead?)? I’ve also heard that they always stand united. Any truth in all this?

            But isn’t it also true that blacks (some of them) are hostile to whites and even Indians? My own cousin was a victim of an attack by blacks in UK. Fortunately, he escaped with minor injuries.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            1. You write: Is it true that Blacks are people with high self-esteem (like if u pass a comment on a black man, you’re dead?)? I’ve also heard that they always stand united. Any truth in all this?

            1. People generally refrain from passing comments against others here.

            The U.S. is generally a civilized society, except when it isn’t. We are a great nation and so we do our killing in wholesale rather than retail. Give us our Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. We leave the retail killing business to chutia nations like Pakistan, India etc. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            2. There’s no unity among any groups here. Black against Black crime is high.

            In the United States, People stand united only with the Almighty Dollar. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            3. If Blacks hate Indians, they have good reason to do so.

            4. Indians discriminate against Blacks. I’ve heard Gujaratis and Marwaris here refer to Blacks in very derogatory terms, using words like Bains (Buffalo), Kallu (black) etc.

      • svhyd   November 2, 2012 at 11:26 am

        Thanks for retracting from your original biased statement and now expanding your definition of monsters to include Christians (for building countless churches all over the world) and Sikhs (for their gurdwaraโ€Žs) also.

        I too find it silly some of the things that Hindus do in the same way I find it silly that you use three different means to blog about this (iPhone, iPad, iMac and maybe an iPadMini is on its way) when you could have used just one and donated your other investments to some good cause. My point: verri veyyi rakaalu. Let’s not get into this ‘who’s dumber, dumbest’ argument; instead do what you can to better the world.

        I was referring to NGOs that do “real social work”, not Christian NGOs with a hidden evangelist agenda.

        You started off on a good point by saying ‘But Indians into any kind of pro-bono work….’ and then twist it enough to highlight Hindu-silliness. I can see a politician in the making here (meeku politics lo manchi future vundabbi :P)

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        1. I am not biased against Hinduism nor have I retracted anything.

        I find all religions silly. Since you are a newbie, you’re unaware of my stand on religion.

        2. You Write: instead do what you can to better the world.

        The world cannot be bettered as long as humans rule the Earth.

        One can merely hold one’s hand against the dike and pray the breach won’t get bigger.

        • Naveen   November 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm

          I wonder what is wrong with Christians spreading the message of their god through hospitals, charities.

          They offer some basic amenities in return for your faith.

          The choice of trading faith for some benefits is an individual’s choice.

          If Hindu temples and organizations also invested more in welfare rather than rituals the it will make the life of some people a little better.

          What stopped Hindu organizations to from making the same impact as Christian missionaries in the North East, Orissa, TN?

          No one stopped them but their own lack of service mentality.

          Now, don’t come after me with your dicks swinging and tempers flaring.

          I am not saying Hindus are bad and Christians are good.

          I am just saying Christians are better in marketing their religion more successfully than anyone else and it is something that probably doesn’t come naturally or culturally to Hindus.

          The more important thing to think is what is wrong with this marketing when it helps feed and educate a few poor souls?

          • Aswin_Kini   November 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm

            @ Naveen: “I wonder what is wrong with Christians spreading the message of their god through hospitals, charities. ”

            Nothing wrong in that buddy, unless if spreading the message of god includes 1) Threatening people with consequences if they don’t follow jesus as god. 2) Call other people worshippers of satan, 3) Pray for non-christian families to die (I am not kidding, a pentecostal church in Chennai did exactly that. They were praying for Blood to run in Hindu families who didn;t follow jesus), 4) Distribute pamplets near Hindu temples and other public centres providing insulting images of other religion gods…..

            Doing business is one thing, brainwashing is totally another thing………

            Just a simple question, don’t take it personally. If you found an evangelist cursing your hospitalized father just because he doesn’t want to believe in gods and to top it, curses your father to death…. What will you call that? Business?

            Please don’t take it personally.. This is a real life experience. Don;t mistake me to be a religious fanatic. But i do draw a line when it comes to religious tolerance…..

          • Naveen   November 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

            @ Kini

            I am sorry for your dad’s experience.

            //Just a simple question ………. What will you call that? Business?//
            It is a hypothetical question. However, in that scenario I’ll most likely be pretty pissed at that jerk. But thats exactly what he is – a jerk.

            When you discredit a group for the actions of 1 a$$hole, you should also credit it for the goodness of the others in it.

            My take (on Nov 2nd @ 4:36 pm CST) on religious fanaticism is that anyone who is religious has the potential to be a fanatic. You never know what is going to push you across that line.

            Borrowing a line from the Joker… “Madness is like gravity. All it takes is a little push”

            You have listed some extreme examples. I don’t doubt that there are crazy elements that do the kind of things you have mentioned but those are a small minority in any community. Unfortunately it is a human tendency to judge based on that rabid minority rather than the sober and silent majority.

            You may be aware that recently a maniac entered a Gurdwara near Milwaukee and killed people from the Sikh community. Are we going defame Christianity because of that one nutcase (and others like him?)

            At a fundamental level religious conversion is a business. Those who do it will strongly market their religion and discredit the other religions. It is not any different from Samsung vs Apple or Microsoft vs Google vs Apple.

            My mother and uncle studied in Christian institutions. They were not converted or harassed.

            My cousin married a Christian girl and the marriage was done according to Hindu customs. Neither of them have converted at this point.

            Many years ago I was kind of lost in a German city in the middle of January Winter. Help came to me from a Pakistani Muslim. He offered me Chai, Shelter and direction.

            I had a minor car accident in front of an Indian grocery store. Many glanced and went away, Some watched for few minutes and went away. One middle aged Hindu man came up to me and asked what happened. He didnt help but made jokes and laughed. Then, a guy who was driving past stopped his car and helped me. He helped call 911 and gave his name and number of evidence. He was a Muslim. Should I say that Hindus are jerks?

            My point is that generalization is bad.

          • Mnx542   November 3, 2012 at 3:10 am


            I agree with everything u said, except for one small thing.

            I believe the good people(in any religion) are the minority and the majority consists of jerks and fanatics.

            As for me, I believe the whole religion/ritual/worship is non sense and the root cause of all inter-caste/religion rivalry.

            Of course, I don’t have any problem in people who believe in religion but I just hate it when some people consider people who don’t as sinners. I’ve come across quite a few.

          • Aswin_Kini   November 3, 2012 at 6:33 am

            Naveen: I whole heartedly agree with your point!

            Besides I don’t want to really extend this conversation because I have a lot of friends from other communities….. I really care for their friendship… If any of them ended up reading only half of my arguments like one of my friends did, they will assume me to be a religious bigot.

            I am afraid that this is too sensitive an issue for a common man like me to deal with….. People here love their religions so much that even I quote a few real life examples of mistakes that their leaders did, they end up mistaking me.

            I don’t care about religion personally. I just don’t like people mocking my belief in the name of secularism. Truth be said, half the idiots who speak about secularism have no clue about what it is and only speak for the sake of being popular. Unfortunately, it’s those sort of idiots that are in powerful positions in the society…

        • Naveen   November 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm

          All is well now that SI has called everyone monsters!

          Amazing! ๐Ÿ˜€

          It also seems a few people will be happier if SI moves into a smaller home, cheaper car and fewer amenities and donate the rest to charity.

          Republicans will call that Obama’s socialist re-distribution.

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          Don’t blame me if I don’t respond to comments promptly in future….SI has donated the iPad, iPhones, iPod etc to the Salvation Army soup kitchen! They need it more than I do. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          Seeing some criticism of Hindu practices, one of the commenters jumped to the conclusion I was Christian!

          It won’t be long before I ‘become’ a Parsi…not that I’d complain considering they are a very affluent community. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • svhyd   November 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm

            @ Naveen:>> All is well now that SI has called everyone monsters!

            Yes, indeed. There is a monster in everyone. And goes well with what SI has been going about preaching to everyone: he that is without sin, cast the first stone.

            @ Naveen:>> It also seems a few people will be happier if SI moves into a smaller home, cheaper car and fewer amenities and donate the rest to charity.

            No. What it instead highlights is how easy it is from the comfort of your iPhone or iMac you go about ranting about the silliness you see in the world but when you are put to test, you may not follow your own preachings!

          • Naveen   November 2, 2012 at 6:06 pm

            //he that is without sin, cast the first stone//

            This essentially means no one can punish another person because every one is a sinner.

            So, if you choose to continue “sinning” then it is probably ok because nobody has the right to punish you.

        • svhyd   November 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

          You write: The world cannot be bettered as long as humans rule the Earth.

          It then seems that you have given up on humanity. And that begets: do you consider yourself a human?

          I also wonder why then you make statements like “But Indians into any kind of pro-bono work, ha ha ha, ha, ha.”

          You are simply contradicting yourself by trying to expect something good out of humans, first from those of type: Indians, then from type: Hindus etc.

          P.S. Seems like you have changed ‘neeku’ to ‘meeku’ in my original line. ‘vundabbi’ doesn’t go well with ‘meeku’. You may want to change it to ‘vundandi’ ๐Ÿ™‚

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          As the former Indian Police Service officer from Bihar would write were he alive, all humans are evil, but some are less evil than others.

  3. shadowfax_arbit   November 1, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Eagerly awaiting your Skyfall review!!

    Why so much obsession with Raghu? :O

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Sweetie, Skyfall is releasing here only on November 9.

    One more instance of the U.S. sliding into irrelevance. It’s already released abroad. ๐Ÿ™

    2. You write: Why so much obsession with Raghu?

    Raghu is big news here.

    The Telugus here are getting their panties into a twist over Raghu’s actions…They’re so obsessed with discussing Raghunandan Yandamuri that they have no time for Dum Biryani too.

    Rumor has it that Dum Biryani and Gongura Chicken sales have fallen in the U.S. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Plus, Yandamuri manavadu kada?

    • Naveen   November 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      Don’t feel bad SI.

      Thuppaki may release in US before India. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      SearchIndia.com Responds:


      I can’t wait for Kathrikkai, More Kozhumbu, Kamarkut, Mummuti (a Tamil word meaning spade and no relation to Mamooty), Vettalai Paaku etc.

      • Naveen   November 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

        Tamil producers are running helter skelter to register those titles and they won’t give any credit to SI for the ideas. ๐Ÿ˜€

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        But Pakoda is mine! Seriously.

        • Naveen   November 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm

          not anymore. Bakoda, Pakkoda, Pakodda got registered as soon as you mentioned Pakoda. Now, all you can do is eat one!

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          True, but right now I’m gorging on Ven Pongal.

          And like a Telugu bidda with Gongura pickle on the side. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Aswin_Kini   November 3, 2012 at 6:36 am

          SI said: “But Pakoda is mine! Seriously.” Lol,, this comment had be in splits ๐Ÿ˜€ Which Pakoda, Mundiri Pakoda, Venkaya Pakoda, or Cauliflower Pakoda?

          Just kidding… Btw, a tamil thriller film called PIZZA is making waves in Chennai. Heard that the film doesn’t have any high profile actors, but is good… Perhaps Naveen or any other SI reader would be able to say how it is.

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          1. I meant Pakoda.com

          2. Pizza has not released here but Chicken Khurana has debuted here this week.

          I mean Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (a Hindi Film starring Kunal Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, and Rajesh Sharma).

    • gandhiji   November 2, 2012 at 6:49 am

      Javier Bardem may steal Bond’s thunder like Heath Ledger did Batman’s? Those guys’ screen presence alone is intimidating.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      I doubt it.

      The weird-demented character of the Joker Villain also has a lot to do with it than just the actor playing the role.

      Any other actor playing Joker may have performed as well as Heath Ledger because his character was so powerful in the movie.

      • Aswin_Kini   November 3, 2012 at 6:39 am

        @SI: “Any other actor playing Joker may have performed as well as Heath Ledger because his character was so powerful in the movie.:

        Partly true, the character was so complicated that any average actor could have pulled it off. But only a great performer, RIP Ledger, could have pulled off some of the great scenes in this film. For example, WHY SO SERIOUS? ๐Ÿ™‚ And “This City deserves a better class of criminals” ๐Ÿ™‚ Iconic.

        Btw, I can see smoke in the air……. Is it a fire or am I seeing Jack Nicholson’s stomach burn ๐Ÿ˜‰

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        What about the new James Bond film, Skyfall?

        Seen it…liked it? The movie released in India yesterday but will release here only next week.

        • Aswin_Kini   November 3, 2012 at 8:09 am

          Nope, yet to see skyfall, there are no tickets available till next week.

          Will try to see it in the forthcoming weeks….

        • Mnx542   November 3, 2012 at 8:59 am

          “Partly true, the character was so complicated that any average actor could have pulled it off”

          Yeah the character was so powerful but I doubt that an AVERAGE actor could have pulled it off. I doubt any other actor, average or otherwise, could have out-performed Ledger in the role.

          I rewatched Dark Knight a few days back. LOVELY. I believe this film wouldn’t have had the kind of impact it did if not for the Joker. It’s Ledger’s Joker that made the movie so delightful.

          Btw, did you watch Pizza? I’m hearing rave reviews for it. Everyone who watched it say it’s a beautiful thriller.

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          As I said earlier, Pizza has not released here.

          Only Chicken Khurana made it to our shores this week. Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (a Hindi Film starring Kunal Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, and Rajesh Sharma).

  4. Naveen   November 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Sandy botched my NY/NJ plans. I was supposed to be there yesterday and had to cancel. Moved to next week.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    If you’re going to NYC/Queens and if you’re going to the famous Ganesh Temple in Flushing, please do a review of the many Dosas at the Temple canteen.

    That way, it’ll be a hatrick for you after Aurora Balaji and Lemont Rama.

    We don’t want Flushing Ganesh to feel neglected!

    • Naveen   November 2, 2012 at 2:15 am

      No plans to visit temples but If it becomes part of our plan then consider it done!

      I went to the Sai Baba temple in Aurora, IL recently after I came to know that they give free Prasadam. After a couple of hours of patient waiting through never ending Bhajans I got one plate of Venn Pongal and Kesari. Very delicious stuff but limited in quantity and no re-fills. ๐Ÿ™

      I though I was one of the few who went solely for the food but there were other experts who came minutes before the whole bhajan ended and went right ahead for food. Last in.. first out. Including a relative! ๐Ÿ˜€

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Rumor has it that in years long gone by SI used to attend Bhajans at Sai Mandirs solely for the prasadam.

      As evidence, SI can still recite a few lines from some of the slokas:

      Subrahmanyam Subrahmanyam Shamughanatha Subrahmanyam

      Hara hra hara Subrahmanyam, Shiva Shiva Shiva Subrahmanyam…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • shar   November 2, 2012 at 9:21 am

        Indha telugu gumbal ah modhala niruthanam engendhuya ipdi koottam koottama vandhu fraud pandreenga? enga thirumbinalum annaya akkaya thathaya aaya ellaryum kootitu mothama vandhu naasthi pandraanga!!!

        hyd la visa consulate ah moodanam

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Aha, you think all the Punjabis coming here are saints.

        I know Punjabis who have come here falsely claiming Political Asylum (they lied of persecution by the Indian govt in the aftermath of Operation Bluestar).

        Take the Gujaratis next – Family immigration under Gujarat must be more than the population of a small American state.

        Telugus are relatively recent entrants.

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