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The Telegraph, Kolkata, headline, 8th July,2021

The Telegraph, Kolkata, headline, 8th July,2021

Johny_Silver_Hand

I'll miss Prakash Zavadekar. He holds the record of the Biggest Dumbass Cabinet Minister.


PracticallyIndian

You spelt "Harsh Vardhan" wrong.


neoned25

I guess you are referring to Mr pokhriyal


GobhiHaiToPumpkinHai

Biggest dumbass cabinet minister in this government is always has been the prime moron..


SIR_COCK_LORD69

Harsh Vardhan wasn't even that bad compared to the rest of the degenerate dumbasses in the cabinet. The countries health system was literally the worst compared to the rest of the world and there's a limit on what he could have done. All hope has already been lost since the new health Minister is already a certified dumbass.


futuoerectus

Peddling Patanjali shit as a health minister tops dumbassery!


PracticallyIndian

"There is no vaccine shortage" "there is no oxygen shortage" "coronil is effective against covid" "all those who need a bed are getting one" Some of the top hits of the retarded Harshu unkil. Stop being okay with these kind of vile people. Stop making excuses. Stop saying "what could he have done".


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Coronil is good for immunity tho. Also yea pretty shit imo damage controlling


D-3-V

I dont this guyis pro harsh Vardhan, he's just saying comparatively he wasnt as bad. Thats just an opinion so chill the f out guys. However, imo, our shitty med infra is exactly the reason why we need better health ministers instead of cow worshippers.


SIR_COCK_LORD69

Happy to see that atleast one person is thinking straight.


pallavijog

Yes. Even I am surprised why he got so many downvotes.. 🤔


wannasleepsomemore

Seriously ! He said Delhi pollution isn’t dangerous. Wtf do you call more incompetent?


Legendary-69420

If you think no one else is more incompetent look at our PM.


thewokebrownie

also the biggest dumbass environment minister anywhere in the world. Made india look like a joke internationally and bhakts still side by him. I wonder if they really are patriots or just gobarbha\*ts


GrossenCharakter

You mean >Biggest DumbasS Minister Or BDSM for short.


Aatman_Patel_447

No bro, you are absolutely wrong. That title goes to the astrological human resource minister of India aka. Ramesh Pokhriyal.


Uncertn_Laaife

They all are.


HuckleberryThick9372

I honestly wonder why Ravi Shankar Prasad has been sacked. According to right wing wasn't he doing a 'great job'?


geedhora

There's more to this than just some cabinet change. Watch the dropped ministers engage in all the upcoming elections and spewing hate.


agent_vinod

He absolutely didn't. Right wing wanted him to make Twitter pack their bags and get out of India, and nor did he manage to salvage Kangana's account or create a decent replacement for Twitter. All in all, an utter failure as "IT Minister"!


HuckleberryThick9372

right wing does NOT want twitter to get out of India. half of their propaganda runs from social media. they know bringing an alternative to twitter would only create an eco chamber and they wouldn't be able to cater to the general public. look what happened to koo. What right wing does want is twitter to be their little bitch and push their propaganda forward as much as possible.


broke_bibliophile

Well said


manoj_mm

It's sad that these are the priorities instead of focussing on incoming tech jobs & digitizing the country


dipsy9

That is the PLAN. If u still don't understand that's how they work.


MeringueTie15

The 🅱️lan


evereddy

got even his own account temporarily blocked


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Damage control probably.


chalkrow

Particularly before Fodiji is scheduled to Visit Biden Chacha


rwanda17

Lmao...he wasn't. Which section of the right wing said that he was doing a great job.. Ravi shankar prasad was prolly the most hated minister


Djangobatman

I infact think this entire change is because of Ravi Shankar Prasad. One does not simply go against American giants without suffering consequences. In earlier decades USA wanted to control oil and now they focus on data. Just a conspiracy theory but highly plausible.


sabchangasi69

Oops, the journo should avoid morning walks from now on.


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asterisksan

Lester Crest, Amit Shah same thing now lol


Zestyclose-Leader372

Modi is Michael and Rajnath Singh as Trevor. Then who is Franklin?


asterisksan

I am inclined to say Sambit Patra, but not sure if I want to. Frank was the wisest of the 3


chalkrow

This is in Kolkata. So he should be probably safe


randomindianguy555

they should use pen names or somthing


wildwereeolf1994

There's a reason this was posted in West Bengal! Hope other non bjp States do this too


[deleted]

dont worry, that's The Telegraph and it runs majorly in West Bengal. Thus the fearlessness.


keh_k_lenge

When will this snow white eat the Apple


sunnywayne

Naa kaunga naa khane dunga


MrMiyagi666

More like sabko khilauga


shyamex

Canada Kumar needs to offer him one day. *Sirji aap seb khate hai?*


Internet_User_1087

I hope these ministers had LinkedIn profiles so we could see their experience and educational background.


aggressivefurniture2

https://m.timesofindia.com/india/pm-modi-expands-his-cabinet-meet-the-new-union-ministers/amp_articleshow/84205266.cms Here you go. Looks like a lot of them do have educational background this time. For example, Ashwin Vaishnaw is alum of IIT Kanpur and Wharton. Scindia is alum of both Harvard and Stanford


SmithAndBresson

> Scindia is alum of both Harvard and Stanford. Gee, isn't it a surprise that the son of a literal king got into a university famous for trading acceptances for buildings?


CCLasagana

Smriti Irani is a Harvard alum just saying. /s


speedypoint

Taking a 2 week course does not make you an alum. If it does then I'm Oxford, LSE, Harvard, Stanford, and Zürich polytechnic alum.


CCLasagana

duh. All Im saying is better to look for what course been done by those individuals instead of just seeing Harvard or IIT tag on their bio.


dashanan

In that way Kareena Kapoor is a Harvard alumni too.


udpratap7

New railway minister looks competent


jamienexon

Finance minister has a masters in economics but sadly…


shrox94

Not sure if it will be a good validation but I think Kejriwal has proved this does not matter eitherway.


D-3-V

They would if they had any exp or educational backgrounds lol


pramodc84

All of them riding cycle, that helps in social media. Isn't it enough credibility for any minister in WhatsApp university


ludakrishnaa

Now this I Journalism at its best.


okq85

This is journalism, everything else is PR.


harrygill1991

The telegraph is owned by ABP group.


okq85

So?


hungrypussy29

Damn.... I wished Sitharaman to be replaced


enigmaBabei

What's with her being incharge of every heavy money kinda minstry? Defense and then Finance.


D-3-V

1) Woman ( Gender/ diversity quota) 2) Defense and Finance, both heavy money that can be controlled by using a proxy. 3) Can be thrown uder the bus when things go wrong 4) She's an educated/qualified bullshitter to balance out the uneducated bullshitters.


thegodfather0504

With whom? Her husband? Me too.


ron_m_joe

Lol


ellothere1204

she performed well as defense minister, so she was awarded FM, but sadly she didnt perform well But, i think shuffling FM would create unstability in the economy. I dont think its the correct thing to do


hungrypussy29

There are better and capable people in BJP. Let Swamy take care of the ministry for 2 years.


kren_imperium

Telegraph no longer wants to give a fuck


dabbangg

They never did


Faruyazy

China: Xi Jinping taking his country forward economically India: Narendra Modi taking his country towards Hindu Rastra


Um_ironbanner12342

Trust me, if the Chinese newspapers could could criticize the government, they would do so. But instead they have to push the bullshit agenda and propaganda of the CCP.


shrox94

So true. They can jail international tourists also now for saying stuff in China


CCLasagana

They dont have to say bad stuff in China. Saying negative about it while staying in any nation qualifies. If you've made anti-China comments on FB 5years ago and now you visit China, you can be jailed if someone reports that to CCP.


shrox94

Wait what. Time to be extra careful.


CCLasagana

https://www.thequint.com/news/world/hong-kong-national-security-law-china-criticism-is-crime-can-lead-to-arrest-extra-territorial-application Its only applicable in Hong Kong...for now.


SIR_COCK_LORD69

CCP is pure fucking evil, but atleast they had a vision for their country which helped china become one of the biggest economic powers in the world. Meanwhile India has idiots who prioritize building a temple over the countries future.


ragimuddhey

Grass is always greener on the other side


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Um_ironbanner12342

>china doesn't put a facade that it doesn't control the media [https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-05-26/Chinese-Terminology-ruling-party-democratic-parties-QOwliYoVBC/index.html](https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-05-26/Chinese-Terminology-ruling-party-democratic-parties-QOwliYoVBC/index.html) Look at this propaganda piece.


geralt_of_velen

Smells like some Paki, eh??


D-3-V

To all the ppl debating china vs India. One is a political dictator, the other one is an idealogical dictator. Pretty evident which is which. The only reason china is on top in different kinds of infra is because of political stability. If you don't shuffle the govt for years and years, no matter how bad it is, itd still be better than a country that keeps changing its direction every 4 years. According to a journalist i dont remember, while the rest of the world thinks of progress in 4 yr terms, china thinks in decades and without opposition. In conclusion, both countries are shit. India a little bit shittier cos we all arr Indians. Ask any oppresed chinese citizen and he'd say india is better than china.


chalkrow

Well Zimbabwe had political stability for 30 years. North Korea has had political stability for 70 years. This is a bullshit logic that dictatorial control equals better governance.


D-3-V

Bro, dont cherry pick my points to fit your narrative. China is culmination of things, not just dictatorial rule. For instance political stability + labor + global trade behemoth + dictatorship + economy + lack of transparency etc = China. Zimbabwe and N.k have fuck all. I have no idea why you're comparing them to China. They're pretty much non existent to the global community. Also, its not universal logic or law. I never said what works for china works for everyone else. What i said, were observations not to be confused with "formulas/logic for a specific result". What exactly in my comment made you think i said "dictatorship is better governance"? I concluded by saying how the grass is always greener on the other side, and both of them are shit.


Faruyazy

Not the Dalits n adivasis though


VariableStruck

Yes, but the checks and balances hard-coded into a democratic, multi-party system eventually pay rich dividends. Democracy works imperfectly in India because we haven't undergone an organic transition from caste-ridden, feudal, agrarian society into a modern, liberal, democratic republic and economy. We just wrote ourselves a liberal Constitution, without working to erase underlying socio-cultural-economic power structures. In contrast, the American Constitution is baked into their everyday life -- to the extent that expressions like "I plead the Fifth" has seeped into colloquial language. It's not just a piece of paper for them. It is, for us.


D-3-V

You're right about democracy being a piece of paper for us. It truly is, more so for our ministers than citizens lol. Can't really achieve democracy until caste distinctions exist. India isn't truly democratic though Its like a weird blend of democracy, autocracy and dictatorship. Well, having the biggest constitution in the world backfired for sure.


agent_vinod

At least Xi is developing infrastructure and bringing capital to the country. The people will gladly accept a dictatorship like Xi's provided they benefit the society with economic gains and prosperity. That's the Chinese people's *Social Contract* with CCP - you can have your dictatorship but make us prosperous in return. Here, we don't have such a social contract unfortunately.


sabchangasi69

No thanks, I don't want a dictatorship.


SomeRandomGuy2711

Ikr


drromancer

What do you think we are heading towards...


jg123000

What are you talking about Vinod? There is a contract. It's clear as a line in sand. We get fucked so they can prosper. That is clearly a contract we signed


manoj_mm

We do have a contract You can have your dictatorship but give us mandir in return - mandir wohi banega


agent_vinod

Exactly! Instead of mandir, why don't we ask for more metros and bullet trains and expressways and smart cities? If that had happened, nobody would have had a problem today.


manoj_mm

If you take that question seriously then actually its a hard question to answer For some reason, a large number of Hindus in the country seem to be convinced that muslims are the real threat to the nation & will take over the country from our future generations, reducing and wiping away hindu culture. Imo, this is mostly due to religious fighting during partition, and modern day politicians exploiting this divide with false propaganda. I recently replied to propaganda messages on my family group, defending muslims, saying they're not all bad; and surprisingly my 30 year old cousin asked me "why are you against Hindus" - the us v them mentality seems to be strongly embedded Facts don't matter actually - it doesn't matter if we're actually doing better or worse; what matters is perception/feeling - if people feel that they (Hindus) are doing better under BJP, then that's what will keep BJP in power


VariableStruck

No, most Chaddis know full well that Muslims will never be not a minority. The real threat against whom an invisible war is being waged is the idea that ALL Indians are equal, and deserve equal treatment and opportunity. That's a Nehruvian, Ambekarite, Gandhian idea -- that your birth does not define your destiny. The majority of Indian Muslims and Christians are Dalit converts. It's no accident that Chaddis call them "rice-bag converts". So, the end game is really about returning to a pre-Independence, pre-Islamic status quo. Upper caste men at the top, RSS-style, the rest of us slaving away at the bottom.


sp3zzz_

Majority of the population in China sleep empty stomach. Neither they are able to earn enough money to feed themselves, neither they can complain. I know that India has been doing badly for eight years now, but that doesn't mean you can start appreciating the worst countries for that.


shrox94

So true. I used to think as a kid that why is Indian govt not as rigid as China's. 1 month as an adult destroyed those notions.


sp3zzz_

Welcome to adulthood!


Ailaoan

>Majority of the population in China sleep empty stomach. Do you really need to go as far as to say something fake to make your point about Chinese government bad? [Per capita meat consumption](https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/meat-consumption-vs-gdp-per-capita?country=CHN~IND): China(60.59 kg) India(3.78 kg) [Per capita vegetable consumption](https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/vegetable-consumption-per-capita): China(377.17 kg) India(79.86 kg) [Per capita fruit consumption](https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/fruit-consumption-per-capita): China(97.93 kg) India(57.69 kg) Or just look at [rice consumption](https://www.statista.com/statistics/255971/top-countries-based-on-rice-consumption-2012-2013/), [wheat consumption](https://www.statista.com/statistics/1094065/total-global-wheat-consumption-by-country/) and [global hunger index](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Hunger_Index)? In before 'Chinese figures fake', here's the number of top fast food restaurants in both countries: [2700 McDonald's in China and 300 in India](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_with_McDonald%27s_restaurants) [3600 Starbucks in China and 218 in India](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starbucks) [4563 KFCs in China and 372 in India](https://rlist.io/l/countries-with-the-most-kfc-restaurants-) Are majority of the population in India, by comparison, dying of starvation while sleeping?


agent_vinod

Dude, there are many homeless people roaming around in New York and Chicago too. If you're looking for heaven on earth, I'm afraid you're never going to find it. But the fact is that China is a whole lot better than India in terms of infrastructure, roadways and metros, standard of living, nukes and global clout, etc. Just have a look at Chinese trains on Youtube and compare them with Rajdhani express! They (CCP) must have got something right about their socialist policies in the last decades for this to happen?


thelordmehts

>must have got something right Yeah, crippling and exploitatory labour practices and no protections, along with greatly lessened freedoms for the citizens. Not something our country should try to emulate.


sp3zzz_

Communism was created to improve the lives of peasants and labourers. USSR followed the principles of Communism firmly but the whole union eventually failed. China claims that they are communists but it is just half truth. I sometimes feel Communism is stupid. It cannot achieve what it wants to.


agent_vinod

> I sometimes feel Communism is stupid. It cannot achieve what it wants to. Communism works only when the leaders are incorruptible and principled (which is almost out of question in India!). The most often cited example is that of Lenin who is famously credited with improving soviet labor situation and setting the working limit to 8 hours per day (a benefit that workers in most countries reap even today!). But after Lenin came Stalin who changed everything and again made the conditions dismal for most workers, Stalin's treatment of workers was no different than that of earlier Tzars.


sabchangasi69

The current CCP is neither communist nor socialist.


shrox94

Yes also look at the villages they are firing their space missions rckets from. There are issues here true but do you mean that destroying farmlands and people lives in rural india that way is acceptable? Also speaking of global clout, i can see how it works just from your comments.


SomeRandomGuy2711

Wtf


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Barclay brothers


yaserafriend

I think Namo govt. got scared by Stalin’s move of appointing educated people in TN.


NeverBetVpOnline

Honestly, what Stalin is doing is reallyyy impressive. Almost everyone is impressed with him. And I really wasn't a big fan of Stalin before he took charge. But ever since then, he's been impressing everyone here.


bananaballz060

What did he do? (from a tamilian with next to nil GK)


NeverBetVpOnline

Well, he seems to have handled the covid situation quite good. And things like 200 unit electricity free, free busses for women, giving 4k to every family are things which are done to boost the economy during a pandemic like this(to boost the economy). And then, the FM PTR is very well educated and has been doing good, what he speaks seems to be good. The advisory panel that he has appointed is also great! Also the constant ads creating awareness about masking and such is also great, which almost all our leaders ought to have done. All these things collectively build up a positive image of what he's been doing.


ellothere1204

and people like me only understand what he and his father done to the state, they are looters, they are known for their corruption that TN( where no party had more than one term for abt 40 yrs) voted for admk 2 terms in a row. They have looted a small piece of land that we owned and nearly killed my father who tried to defend his land what the FM says is completely opposite to what he is doing before he takes the post he says that the govt is in deep debt and and should not give away freebies. But he then becomes FM and he gives away freebies. and honestly i agree with his first statement, TN is becoming a freebie state, want votes, give away freebie. But then he comes and screws up, its pure BS


Aware-Adman

Snowflake and 12 more dogs


ChiefArya1

Source: https://epaper.telegraphindia.com/


prtshukla

Media works in a strange way The Telegraph is owned by the ABP network which interestingly also owns the ABP news channel and both of these channels have different leanings because everyone knows what sells on TV. Don't you think it is quite double standard for the media group to please everyone.


SpeedKaizoku

aah i see you covering the demographic.. even including a single female... good for you in covering some political basis..


wildwereeolf1994

Love it! ❤️


Objective_Reindeer42

lmao


Hot_Reaction_6926

I am thinking of sending a dildo disguised as a portable shiv ling to each of these nazi cock suckers so that they can practice sucking up to modi and shah. They can also practice taking it up their ass (without any lube) just like Yogi did recently.


Hot_Reaction_6926

I bet they all took the oath on a Mein Kampf print out hot and fresh from BJP HQ. All new ministers will be sent on a whirl wind tour of Nazi concentration camps in Europe. Auschwitz will surely be on the itinerary.


TelevisionMoney

Future headline : One of our journalist has suddenly been effected by covid and passed away, and funnily enough he had a bullet mark on his head. We think it's a new variant.


Turbulent_Party_3056

The journalism I look forward to


Fudge_it666

People like dharmendra pradhan who should have been sacked were left out . Due to him the pay revision for sail has been halted for a long time . On top of that he is also the petroleum minister


rajeevskg

Right decisions. I really appreciate it, changes are necessary to improve.


brusalise

Would have been much better if our pm gets changed but alas!! What can we do??


No-Day5014

Till that worthless nimmi is the Finance minister.


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sabchangasi69

Journalists are either charged, silenced or outright "mysteriously" killed when they speak out against the govt. That's what curbing freedom of speech is about.


DoorMarkedExit

You have the wrong idea of freedom of speech or press my friend. Getting down votes only implies readers don't agree with your comments. The problem with freedom of press in India is that there are journalists and publications in India against whom the might of the state is being applied - sedition charges, raids against their offices, content regulation in Kashmir etc. Using one instance of criticism of the government as an example to prove freedom of press is like saying the Nazis were not killing Jewish people by pointing at all the Jewish people who were not killed.


sabchangasi69

He deleted the comment lol. Great way to prove he doesn't care about downvotes. 🤣


sourabhzzz

Telegraph always had balls of steel, unlike majority hindi media


Um_ironbanner12342

Epic. This is real journalism.


g0dfather93

Now just switch the PM...


naked_for_satan

I couldn't find this article on the web. Anyone has a link to the sauce?


uncleseano

Why is everyone speaking English? It's cool as hell to be inclusive for us heathens I'm just honestly Curious. It might be the only Country Based sub that's not speaking the native tongue Edit: 121 Languages, that's a bunch. You know I'm Irish and clearly have no idea about any of this. Except that you stole my flag. Give it back, you can keep the wheel!


cramacardinal

What native tongue? You do know Indians speak a whole bunch of different languages, right?!


uncleseano

Yup, just learned there's over a hundred languages. Every days a school day. Quick everyone downvote the ignorant faster instead of teaching them!


kren_imperium

"instead of teaching him" How come you haven't realised India has bunch of languages being an Indian yourself? Not everyone speaks Hindi in this country and this is like a basic knowledge even an illiterate from India will be aware of. Edit: In case if you're not Indian, my apologies.


wannasleepsomemore

He isn’t an Indian


uncleseano

Yeah I'm a sweaty Paddy who just fell in here from /all and got sternly yeeted back out again


kren_imperium

Lol sorry bruh, it's very rare I see some foreigners here


uncleseano

(👁 ͜ʖ👁)


D-3-V

Well, its 121 languages with over 10k speakers. If you also count minorities and tribal languages in different states/territories, there's around 700-800 languages. Hence the need for a common language, also we were enslaved by the brits for two centuries. And they were everywhere in india lol. Not even been a century since independence so yep English stuck and will be here forever. Also, its easy, its versatile and is a global language.


uncleseano

I hear ya. I was just curious why the difference with other Country subs. Thanks for clearing it up. I didn't think it would be a sensitive topic though, the downvotes are a bit strange to me


D-3-V

Its really not. Indians as a general rule are a sensitive bunch. And i think most ppl who downvoted you might've thought you were Indian as well. Haha, it might not be the same for you but its kinda fun to watch indians flip out over trivial shit like this.


uncleseano

Then I'm happy to have stumbled in here blind


Reigen441

The best language to unite all Indians is one that is equally alien to all of them, otherwise you will surely be accused of favoritism by some group. Hence, English.


uncleseano

Holy hell. Just learned there's 121 different languages in India. Ok, common language makes sense.


Reigen441

Tbh 121 is a low ball estimate lol.


kumar4423

It was equally alien to all 100-150 years ago. Not anymore. Still, it is great for pan-India conversations. At least for the privileged.


Reigen441

That's why I think all government schools should teach English plus 1 more language (mother tongue). English for pan India, local language for, well, local conversations. We should get rid of Hindi everywhere except Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.


harsh1724

Which one would you recommend to represent our entire nation?


uncleseano

Far be it from me to answer that question my good man. I'm just a curious passerby


harsh1724

Fair enough. As a passerby, you might not see the little pockets of comments talking in their native languages about whatever. But ironically this non-native language unites us in understanding each other, so we use that mostly around. Hope that helps shed some light on this corner of the internet


uncleseano

More power to you


thewokebrownie

English is not only a bridge language everywhere, it should be looked up as a language of emancipation as well. What you're saying plays into the fantasies of the privileged only


uncleseano

I simply don't know. That's all, it's why I was asking.


FeeFearless4239

PLS DONT SPREAD FAKE NEWS I CAN ALSO REPORT THIS TO AUTHORITIES


brusalise

Report this. I dare you?? Stop acting like modi is your baap.


rexius_prime

Be prepared BJP IT cell is on their way.


Charming_Reserve_174

Love u bengal tigers


pirateking06

😂


The_No_One-

But one resignation still pending...!!


DazzlingPotential878

Where is the evil queen?


J_1590

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


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the telegraph always keeps outdoing itself


neoned25

Thank god Mr pokhriyal is dropped. Man was so inept and undeserving


VariableStruck

Where are the women, Chodiji? Beti Bachao, beti padhao, vote le jayo aur bhool jao. Well done Chad.


ellothere1204

' new women ministers are added


Hysterical_flamingo

This journalist woke up and chose war. I love it.


unstablevolatile

Do dropped ministers earn lifetime pension and all benefits? Is so 2 batch of ministers are set for life from tax payers money.


Azqaadesigns

Ramdeo Beard is still black, now black and white!!