This could be the reason why Gurmehar Kaur is being raked up

Kerala has been the den of murderous communists for many years now. Our mainstream media does not cover the atrocities being committed in the communist-ruled state for obvious reasons: the left dominated media would not like to talk about the dark deeds of their masters.

BJP and RSS cadres have been mercilessly butchered in Kerala. People are beaten up, their houses and shops are burnt, their properties are looted and conditions have deteriorated to such an extent that even some leftist newspapers and publications have been forced to cover the barbarities of the communists in God’s own country.

As mentioned above,  in the mainstream news media, you won’t find mentions of BJP and RSS workers being hacked, tortured and hounded with unprecedented impunity. You won’t come across prime-time debates on why violence against RSS and BJP workers is not being checked. Even if violence in Kerala is mentioned,  both the sides are blamed,  totally distorting the reality.

To highlight the rampant  violence BJP and RSS workers are subjected to on a day-to-day basis in Kerala, a nationwide protest is scheduled to take place on March 1, 2017. This nationwide protest will be held to condemn the communist atrocities on BJP and RSS  workers in Kerala. According to various news reports appearing on the Internet,  RSS-affiliated  “Forum Against Communist Terrorism” is organising this  nationwide protest.

Here is the visual that I have received about the protest:

If not for social media, these incidents of ruthless violence  would have never  been brought to the prominence.

Even on social media the communist cadres  cannot resist spreading their  hatred and encouraging  others to commit disproportionate violence:

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Sorry for posting such a violent  image  but I just want to show which are the people who are actually violent.

Now, the RSS is a very  large organization. It is spread across the country. If it wants to organise a protest, it can REALLY organize it.

The media would have been forced to cover  a protest march of such a scale.

They quickly had to come up with some sort of mitigating action plan so that people’s attention is  diverted, and the people seemingly affiliated with the RSS  could be painted as villainous.

This is why you see people like Seetaram Yechuri, John Dayal and Kaveetha Krishnan leading the drama from the front and the who’s who of the liberal  intelligentsia brigade  carrying out the PR exercise in the mainstream media as well as social media. The plan was that by the time the RSS organised its March 1 protest march, the attention would be diverted from the cruelties of the communists and an impression will be given that  the RSS-affiliated  folks are anyway roguish, communal and confrontationist and in some manner, hence, attract  the ire of the cadres.

They concocted a perfect  cocktail  of liberal tearjerking  melodrama. You have here

  • An innocent and sweet -looking girl
  • Daughter of a martyr
  • Victimised by the Hindu right-wing

They were so aggressive that even a small hint of disagreement  with the girl was immediately termed as “trolling the poor 20-year-old girl”.

But their party was crashed by some sports and Bollywood celebrities as well as people on social media. These people have been exposed to such an extent that  according to the last news coming about Gurmehar Kaur, she was withdrawing all her statements, whatever that means.

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Huffington Post removed my article and closed down my account

Some people don’t learn their lesson and yours truly  might be one of them. About a couple of years ago the chaps at Huffington Post unilaterally deleted my  “Why I support Narendra Modi” post. I should have learned my lesson. This time, after sending my last Amrit’s Updates I published a small  post highlighting how hypocritical the left-lib intelligentsia is, on Huffington Post. These guys are so efficient that the post was deleted  within 20 minutes.

I normally don’t  promote my articles and blog posts aggressively, but this time, I wanted as many people to know about what Huffington Post did, as possible. I sent DMs to many people on Twitter  and they all promptly  started posting  the news about Huffington Post removing my article.  You can read about the entire fiasco on this OpIndia update.

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Sep 13, Grand Remembrances

Today is Grandparents Day in the United States. Being a Grand is a special honor. I feel very blessed that my wife and I have two grandchildren. We were able to visit them today. Yes, we are still being cautious with the coronavirus, but we also find it very difficult to not see them when they live so close. So today we did drop by to visit Jacob (age 10) and Sophia (age 7) along with their parents. We brought donuts and caught up with them. Our grandchildren are still pretty young and this is a precious time in their lives – and ours!

I wish I had known my grandparents better. We never lived in the same place. Dad was a career Air Force pilot, so we moved around a lot. But we did get to see them once in a while when they would visit us, or we them.

A Plague of Giants

There are five known magical ‘kennings’ or types: air, water, fire, earth, and plants. Each nation specializes in of these kennings, and the magic influences the society. There’s a big pitfall with this diversity of ability and locale–not everyone gets along.

Enter the Hathrim giants, or ‘lavaborn’ whose kenning is fire. Where they live the trees that fuel their fire are long gone, but the giants are definitely not welcome anywhere else. They’re big, they’re violent, and they’re ruthless. When a volcano erupts and they are forced to evacuate, they take the opportunity to relocate. They don’t care that it’s in a place where they aren’t wanted.

I first read Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid books and loved them (also the quirky The Tales of Pell), so was curious about this new venture, starting with A PLAGUE OF GIANTS. Think Avatar: The Last Airbender meets Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series. Elemental magic, a variety of races, different lands. And it’s all thrown at you from page one.

But this story is told a little differently. It starts at the end of the war, after a difficult victory, and a bard with earth kenning uses his magic to re-tell the story of the war to a city of refugees. And it’s this movement back and forth in time and between key players in this war that we get a singularly grand view of the war as a whole. Hearne uses this method to great effect.

There are so many interesting characters in this book that I can’t cover them all here. Often in books like this such a large cast of ‘main’ character can make the storytelling suffer, especially since they don’t have a lot of interaction with each other for the first 3/4 of the book–but it doesn’t suffer, thankfully. And the characterization is good enough, despite these short bursts, that by the end we understand these people and care about what happens to them.

If there were a main character it would be Dervan, a historian who is assigned to record (also spy on?) the bard’s stories. He finds himself caught up in machinations he feels unfit to survive. Fintan is the bard from another country, who at first is rather mysterious and his true personality is hidden by the stories he tells; it takes a while to understand him. Gorin Mogen is the leader of the Hathrim giants who decide to find a new land to settle. He’s hard to like, but as far as villains go, you understand his motivations and he can be even a little convincing. There’s Abhi, the son of hunters, who decides hunting isn’t the life for him–and unexpectedly finds himself on a quest for the sixth kenning. And Gondel Vedd, a scholar of linguistics who finds himself tasked with finding a way to communicate with a race of giants never seen before (definitely not Hathrim) and stumbles onto a mystery no one could have guessed: there may be a seventh kenning.

There are other characters, but what makes them all interesting is that they’re regular people (well, maybe not Gorin Mogen or the viceroy–he’s a piece of work) who become heroes in their own little ways, whether it’s the teenage girl who isn’t afraid to share vital information, to the scholars who suddenly find how crucial their minds are to the survival of a nation, to the humble public servants who find bravery when they need it most. This is a story of loss, love, redemption, courage, unity, and overcoming despair to not give up. All very human experiences by simple people who do extraordinary things.

Hearne’s worldbuilding is engaging. He doesn’t bottle feed you, at first it feels like drinking from a hydrant, but then you settle in and pick up things along the way. Then he shows you stuff with a punch to the gut. This is no fluffy world with simple magic without price. All the magic has a price, and more often than not it leads you straight to death’s door. For most people just the seeking of the magic will kill you. I particularly enjoyed the scenes with Ahbi and his discovery of the sixth kenning and everything associated with it. But giants? I mean, really? It isn’t bad enough fighting people who can control fire that you have to add that they’re twice the size of normal people? For Hearne if it’s war, the stakes are pretty high, and it gets ugly.

The benefit of the storytelling style is that the book, despite its length, moves along steadily (Hearne is no novice, here). The bits of story lead you along without annoying cliffhangers (mostly), and I never got bored with the switch between characters. It was easy to move between them, and they were recognizable enough that I got lost or confused. The end of the novel felt a little abrupt, but I guess that has more to do with I was ready for the story to continue, despite the exiting climax.

If you’re looking for epic fantasy with fun storytelling and clever worldbuilding, check out A PLAGUE OF GIANTS.

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The Artwork Of Gary Choo

Gary Choo is a concept artist/illustrator based in Singapore. I’ve know Gary for a good many years ( 17, actually ), working together in animation studios in Singapore like Silicon Illusions and Lucasfilm. Gary currently runs an art team at Mighty Bear Games, but when time allows he also draws covers for Marvel comics, and they’re amazing –

The Art Of Gary Choo
The Art Of Gary Choo
The Art Of Gary Choo
The Art Of Gary Choo
The Art Of Gary Choo

To see more of Gary’s work or to engage him for freelance work, head down to his ArtStation.

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