Monday, December 19, 2005

Idiocy Watch

Dawn's Jawed Naqvi has the India-bashing beat at his newspaper. Much of what he writes is to be seen and dismissed in that context.

But sometimes, he goes too far into the realm of idiocy.

His latest column Indian cricket’s caste act is a case in point. Read it if you seek a good laugh!


doubtinggaurav said...


It is idiocy all right,
However this is not restricted to Pakistan, such idiocy abound this side of fence also.I was dismayed to read Swami Aiyar article in which he asserted (snarkly perhaps), the reason that Pandit Nehru opted for Socialism was because as a brahmin he was dismissive of enterpreneurship.
What was more ironical his moronic statement that as Mahatam was a vaisya (baniya)he recognized importance of enterprise. The only good things about Nehruvian model was that it was not Gandhian model.

Oh well! "Har Shakh per ullu baithe hain anzaam-e-gulistan kya hoga "


nukh said...

naqvi's idiotic analysis stems from that much discounted emotion - good old fashioned, envy.

below is a link to a slightly out of context piece from the outlook. do read.

libertarian said...

dg, idiocy and genius respect no boundaries.
nukh, agree the guy's probably envious. A little class in displaying it would keep his credibility intact. Instead, he's painted himself as a mutt. Was entertaining though :-)

Anonymous said...

No wonder that fraud Mush can call himself dictatorial democrator and get away with it!

Anonymous said...

Interesting not only does the Indian cricket team have a quota for 'Muslims' in general but also for Muslim Captains! Two of them in fact! How interesting? But why blame this moron? There is plenty of such writing in the Indian press as well. S.Anand the Outlook hack is a hardened caste baiter and rarely lets facts stand in his way. I remember reading about our vitorious hockey team in 1973 in Malaysia. On the morning of the final game against Pakistan the coach and the players visited a temple, a mosque, a gurdwara and a church on their way to the stadium.

Rishi Gajria said...

Atal Bihari Vajpayee a Brahmin! While I not familiar with the castes of the rest of the people he has mentioned, I am certain that Atalji is a Kayasta and not a Brahmin.
You are right about the idiocy of his writing. It doesnt make you laugh, infact it feels more like a cringe.
I think it would be a worthwhile exercise to actually investigate the castes of all the players mentioned.


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