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The creation of chair in the name name of Robert Caldwell at the Tamil University is repetitive, excessive and wasting resources.

July 25, 2019

The creation of chair in the name name of Robert Caldwell at the Tamil University is repetitive, excessive and wasting resources.

Caldwell, CM panneerselvam

Chair for Robert Caldwell To create awareness at Tamil University: To create awareness on the works of Tamil scholar Robert Caldwell, the State will establish a Tamil chair in his name at Tamil University[1]. To strengthen the infrastructure at Tamil University, Rs 20 crore would be allocated. And taxpayers do not know how this 20 crores would promote Tamil or Tamil University at Tanjore! Thus, the CM made announcement under rule 110 of the TN legislature[2]. Why suddenly, this idea has come or who forced to create such chair is not known. In all Universities, Tamil department has been functioning for more than 40 to 70 years engaging in the same work and research into Dravidian languages. Recently, crores of rupees have been granted to Harvard University for the creation of Tamil chair there[3]. This has also been questioned by many, as it involves crores of money to be spent there. Moreover, already, accusations have been started involving scam and all[4]. There has been International Institute for Tamil Studies working in Taramani campus.

Tamil University

When Tamil University is meant for Tamil, why Caldwell there?: The Tamil University has been created exclusively for the purpose of promotion of Tamil language, literature and related subjects. Therefore, creation of a chair in the name of Robert Caldwell, at the Tamil University appears to be repetitive, excessive and wasting resources. Instead concentrating and doing research of Tamil language, literature and related subjects, it might be focused on Robert Caldwell, his missionary activities and so on. Moreover, in Tamil Nadu, already, there has been an issue that he disparaged the Shanar community and now, Nadars have been criticizing him for such communal bias. Of course, it happened, the moment his book was published, released in Madras[5] and the contents known to the people of Tamil Nadu in 1949.  As there was opposition, it was withdrawn from India. However, next year, revised edition was published in London[6].

200 caldwell tirunelveli function

Church supported researches and celebrations in Tamil Nadu and politicization: The 200th memorial day of Caldwell was celebrated only with the request of Bishop Christudass, Tirunalveli CSI in 2014[7]. Earlier in 1987, there was a controversy about a book released by the International Institute for Tamil Studies working in Taramani campus. It turned out that the controversial Bishop R. Arulappa only sponsored such seat to facilitate one M. Deivanayagam.  R. Arulappa was involved in a case where he gave lakhs of money to Acharya Paul to manufacture and fabricate fake palmleaf books and copper plates. To safe face, he came to compromise and settled the case out of court[8]. Thus, the Christian intrusion into Tamil Nadu politics has been controversial, communal and disturbing. The recent cruel comments of Ezra Sargunam to attack Hindus bleeding could be taken into account[9]. In other words, such celebrations should have been voluntary or with the popular demand or wishes of the public. But, because of politicization, some sort of minority appeasement or forceful celebration thrusted on public should not be there. After all, public money is spent and they should get some benefit out of such celebrations. On the contrary, such biased, communal and parochial celebrations create unpleasant feeling among the suffered people. The Nadars have already openly come out with their protests and books[10].

Caldwell on Shanars, Nadars

Caldwell’s disparaging book on Shanars / Nadars: In 2019, a book published also resulted in controversy over the Shanar / Nadaras[11]. In 2016, when CBSE brought out books, one of such books contained remarks against the Shanar women. The section — “Caste Conflict and Dress Change” — touched upon the strict social codes regarding food and dress in India in the past.The textbook says: “In May 1822, women of the Shanar caste were attacked by Nairs in public places in the southern princely state of Travancore, for wearing a cloth across their upper bodies. Over subsequent decades, a violent conflict over dress codes ensued.” The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has removed from a social science textbook a section on the fight for the right of the so-called lower caste Nadar women of Travancore to cover their breasts, after objections were raised about certain ‘derogatory’ references to them.

Caldwell on Shanars, Nadars-2

Why Tamil Nadu Government succumb to the communalism of the Christians?: Under such circumstances, the creation of chairs for persons with controversies have to be avoided. As wealthy Nadars now could create a chair against the controversial aspects of Robert Caldwell, as he came here to convert the people and this fat has been duly recorded in the TN government website itself[12]. The thesis, anti-thesis and synthesis could produce results, but, here, in controversies and controversial issues, there would be more heat that could lead to undesirable effects. Instead of allowing it under the guise of any principle would not bring anything good to society under prevailing conditions.

© Vedaprakash

25-07-2019

Caldwell on Shanars, Nadars-3

[1] The Hindu dated July 21, 2019. He said a chair will be created in the name of scholar-missionary Robert Caldwell at Tamil University.

[2] DT.Next, Grant for poor students in premier institutes, Published: Jul 21,201909:19 AM https://www.dtnext.in/News/TamilNadu/2019/07/21091900/1167414/Grant-for-poor-students-in-premier-institutes.vpf

[3] https://harvardtamilchair.org/

[4] https://shiva4senate.com/dr-shiva-ayyadurai-stops-harvard-tamil-professorship-scam/

[5] [5] Robert Caldwell, The Tinnevelly Shanars: A Sketch of Their Religion and Their Moral Condition, and Characteristics as a Caste. With Special Reference to the Facilities and Hindrances to the Progress of Christianity Amongst Them, London, 1849.

[6] Michael Bergunder, Heiko Frese, and Ulrike Schröder (Edited by), Ritual, Caste, and Religion in Colonial South India, Verlag der Franckeschen Stiftungen zu Halle, 2010, p.139

[7] தமிழ் பல்கலைக்கழகத்தில் கால்டுவெல் பெயரில் தமிழ் இருக்கை உருவாக்கப்படும் என்று முதல்வர் எடப்பாடி பழனிச்சாமி சட்டசபையில் இன்று அறிவித்தார். இன்றைய சட்டசபை அமர்வில் 110 விதியின்கீழ் முதல்வர் எடப்பாடி பழனிச்சாமி பல புதிய அறிவிப்புகளை வெளியிட்டார்.  நவம்பர் 1ம் தேதி தமிழ்நாடு நாளாக கொண்டாடப்படும், தமிழ் பல்கலைக்கழகத்தில் கால்டுவெல் பெயரில் தமிழ் இருக்கை உருவாக்கப்படும். கால்டுவெல்லின், 200 ஆண்டு நிறைவு விழாவை, அரசு விழாவாக கொண்டாட தென்னிந்திய திருச்சபை திருநெல்வேலி திருமண்டலப் பேராயர் கிருஸ்துதாஸ், முதல்வருக்கு, கோரிக்கை விடுத்ததையேற்று, 2014ம் ஆண்டு அப்போதைய முதல்வரான ஜெயலலிதா அரசு விழாவாக அதை கொண்டாட உத்தரவிட்டது நினைவிருக்கலாம்

[8] The court documents expose the dirty Christian tricks in the creation of forged documents, evidences etc., yet, these people play trick unabashed.

[9] A complaint against the unruly Bishop has been filed by state BJP. Ashwathaman, State secretary of Tamil Nadu BJP legal wing, in his complaint to DGP mentioned that Pastor Ezra Sargunam has attempted to disrupt the communal harmony in the state and has hurt the sentiments of Hindus.

https://rightlog.in/2019/06/bishop-ezra-sargunam-hindus-01/

[10] உமரி காசிவேலு, பிஷப் கால்டுவெல்பிழையுரையும், பொய்யுரையும், திராவிட இனவாதமும், பதிப்பகம், திநகர், 2018.

[11] T Lajapathi Roy, ‘Is Nadars’ history black or saffron?’

[12] Bishop Robert Caldwell was born on 7th May 1814 in Ireland. Caldwell arrved in Idayaiankudi after walking Hundreds of miles on behalf of the society for the propagation of the Gospel Mossion in the year 1841. http://tndipr.gov.in/memorials/caldwellmemorial.html

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A Woman / female pedophile in India: Perverted, indecent and extreme sexual harassment spoiling the Indian society

March 25, 2019

 A Woman / female pedophile in India: Perverted, indecent and extreme sexual harassment spoiling the Indian society

Teacher arrested for child pornography IE

A woman / lady pedophile – New and shocking trend in India: So far, in India, the pedophile crimes have been associated with the foreign sex tourists, US-UK pedophiles, priests of Christian missionaries and others. All of them have been males only. But, now, a female / woman pedophile is found sexually harassing and assaulting school boys in Tamil Nadu. Recently, there have several Supreme Court judgments that have been shocking and disturbing many, as they have been about free sex, women can have sex with others, if she gives consent and so on. However, it is not known as tom whether they have thought of the entire nation, Indian society with the inherent factors of culture, tradition, heritage and civilization. With changing external appearances and morphological variance, neo-ideologists could question everything, yet, the basics cannot be  questioned, as they cannot think of their fathers and mothers having sex with others, applying their own principles of liberalism, Utopian sex and egalitarian porn-type rations. Therefore, when it starts happening in India, one has to be careful.

Teacher arrested for child pornography -chennai times

Female teacher arrested for molesting minor boys: The accused teacher was arrested on 21-03-2019 [Thursday] for the charges sexual harassment and allegedly used her students for pornographic purposes sexual harassment and allegedly used her students for pornographic purposes based on a complaint given[1]. The Police in Tamil Nadu arrested a 30-year-old government school teacher U. Nithya, from Arani town in Tiruvannamalai on Wednesday on charges of molesting two young boys[2]. Nithya was married to Umesh Kumar, and the couple was residing at Kamaraj Nagar in Arni of Tiruvannamalai district. Nithya, who was working as an English teacher at Paiyur government high school, had sexually harassed her students to be intimate with them and used them for pornographic purposes. She, on the pretext of taking tuition classes, had gone to a student house and was in intimate relationships[3]. During her visits, she allegedly assaulted the students and recorded videos of her acts.

Perverted teacher Nithya and Umeshkumar

Husband has been the complainant: Surprisingly, the complaint in this regard was made by no other than the accused’s own husband who approached local law enforcement officers and lodged a case against his wife[4]. Ironically and incidentally, after observing and confirming her sex activities, he warned her, but, she was not heeding, leading to arguments etc. At one stage, he started living separately. In his complaint, the husband alleged that he discovered inappropriate pictures of his wife with some children, he believed were her students, in December of last year 2017. Based on his disclosure to the Collector, the District Social Welfare Department was instructed to probe the allegations by the Collector.

Perverted teacher Nithya -30

Complaint filed registered and she has been arrested: Following a preliminary investigation, a complaint was officially registered with the District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) in January of this year. The accused has been booked under sections Section 10 (aggravated sexual assault) and Section 14 (punishment for using child for pornographic purposes) of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. “He confronted her and it led to a major fight between the couple,” say police. “Despite her husband’s warnings, Nitya was stubborn and continued her physical relationship with the minor, following which he filed a petition with the District Collector’s office.” Based on instructions from the Collector, the Tiruvannamalai District Child Protection Unit conducted an inquiry. The suspect is said to have confessed to the crime. She was arrested by Arni all-women police station officials on 21-03-2019 [Thursday].

Perverted teacher arrested

She was harassing the students since 2015: However, shocking developments have come to light concerning the accused’s behaviour and the Tamil Nadu government’s approach towards handling cases of sexual misconduct by teachers of state-run schools[5]. Going by reports, the accused is a resident of Kamaraj Nagar in Arni town and has been teaching English at government schools in the district since 2014[6]. After she was accused of molesting minor boys at the school she was previously employed at, the teacher was transferred to the school where she is currently teaching without any scrutiny or investigation into allegations against her. A police official familiar with the investigation told “The News Minute” that the female teacher has been accused of molesting young boys aged between 15 and 17. She captured intimate pictures of herself with the students, said the official adding that she is believed to have sexually abused several minor boys between 2015 and 2017.

Female pedophile psyche

Parents of the affected boys not willing to file complaint: An investigation into the matter is currently underway and more details in this regard are awaited. Nitya’s husband says he tried to lodge a police complaint last year, but was turned down by cops saying only DCPO or victim’s parents could do so[7].  In other words, the parents of the affected boys did not want the teacher to be booked, as such action might reveal the details of their sons and wards leading to complications. However, POCSO Act allows anyone to file a complaint. He then petitioned the Collector who asked DCPU to investigate[8]. Speaking to TNM, Arani’s All Women’s Police Inspector SB Mythili says[9], “Over a period of three years, that is, from 2015 to 2017, she has sexually abused a few of her students between age groups of 15 and 17 at school as well as at her tuition classes, capturing intimate photos with them on her phone. So far, we have evidence of her harassing two boys.” Following the incident, Nithya has since been removed from her posting by District Primary Education Officer V Jayakumar. Justice Devanathan of Fast Track Mahila Court, Thiruvannamalai, sentenced her to be lodged at Velur Central Women’s Jail till April 4 until further investigations are complete[10].

Female pedophile psyche- happens in India-2

How to  prevent such perverted, indecent and illegal sexual acts?: Stray cases had been reported about teachers having love relationships with students lesser than their age and even getting married. But, here, the woman has been already married with two children. Therefore, there could not be any problem after marriage and with the  children born. Yet, she has been drawn to such perverted sex, pornography and other activities, her corrupt, decayed and ruined mindset is revealed. Extreme sexual aberration, infatuated obsessed for sex and perverted relationship. Tat such type of polyandry existing among the males have been noted, but, among the women, it has been rare. However, as since it is reported, the Indian society has to be careful.

Female pedophile psyche- happens in India-3

Internet, cellphone and connected electronic sex playing havoc: Definitely internet, computer, cellphone and such devices have been providing access to sex and pornographic sited knowingly and unknowingly. If a serious searcher, researcher and enthusiast  searching for certain serious issues and subjects, some figures could pop-ups to divert them.  So by any temptation, one should not click. Though, government has been tying to stop such pornography, contents, pictures etc., private or foreign servers that have local applications might spread targeting weak minds. Therefore, one should have self-imposed discipline in avoiding and not seeing such sites.

Female pedophile psyche- happens in India

Question of psyche, psychology and counseling: No doubt the question of psyche is involved, but, there have been negative issues and subjects that could be known and forgotten. Here, there is no such “ethical hacking” and all, as no negative principle would work here. In modern context, “Counselling” implies personal information going to third person and he / she might always prone to exploit the so-called “patients” coming to her / him. Therefore, it should be applied through parents, female family members to the affected female members and male family members to the affected males., so that the secrecy would be kept safely. The victims could also ready to come out and co-operate with them, the moment, they understand that they would help them, support them and take care of them.

© Vedaprakash

24-03-2019

Perverted teacher Nithya -30-arrested

[1] Edex Live, TN teacher arrested for child pornography and sexual assault on students after husband complains to Collector, Published: 21st March 2019 .

[2] https://www.edexlive.com/news/2019/mar/21/tn-teacher-arrested-for-child-pornography-and-sexual-assault-on-students-after-husband-complains-to-5576.html

[3] Mirror Now, Female government school teacher arrested on husband’s complaint for molesting minor students, Updated Mar 23, 2019 | 13:32 IST |

[4] https://www.timesnownews.com/mirror-now/crime/article/tamil-nadu-tiruvannamalai-arani-government-school-female-teacher-sexual-molestation-assault-pocso-act/387406

[5] Chennai Times. Nithya, English Teacher, Arrested For Sexually Harassing Teen Students !! TAMILNADU SHOCKER !!, March 22,2019.

[6] http://chennaimemes.in/nithya-english-teacher-arrested-for-sexually-harassing-teen-students-tamilnadu-shocker/

[7] Indian Express, TN government school teacher arrested for sexually assaulting her minor student, recording act , Published: 22nd March 2019 06:11 AM | Last Updated: 22nd March 2019 09:10 AM.

[8] http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2019/mar/22/govt-school-teacher-arrested-for-sexually-assaulting-her-minor-student-recording-act-1954199.html

[9]  TheNewsMinute, TN teacher held for sexually harassing students, husband turns in evidence, Anjana Shekar, Friday, March 22, 2019 – 11:29.

[10] https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/tn-teacher-held-sexually-harassing-students-after-husband-turns-evidence-98756

Another foreign pedophile teacher has prowled upon Indian children on the eve of “Teachers’s Day”- this time targets have been the blind! (2)

September 9, 2017

Another foreign pedophile teacher has prowled upon Indian children on the eve of “Teachers’s Day”- this time targets have been the blind! (2)

Gloucestersgire - local paper reportingWard arrest 06-09-2017

Delhi cops doubt British pedophile can be a part of an international racket dealing in child porn[1]: Delhi police investigating the sexual assault against a British national, has found that accused Murray Denis Ward (54) had also targeted other kids outside the blind school. During investigation, cops have found that he uploaded some videos on internet and also got few such videos from other internet users. Cops are alsodoubting that the pedophile foreigner can be a part of some international gang involved in child porn. Sleuths are also doubting that Ward targeted kids in Burma where he resided for two years due to official work[2]. His chat shows that he not only was in touch with kids from the blind school but also in touch with other kids of different area. He used to initiate conversation by asking whether they have any close friends and their views about sex,” a police official investigating the case told The New Indian Express. “As we have found various clips and conversation with other internet users, exchange of videos and photos on WhatsApp, we are also probing whether he was a part of some international racket or not who deals in child porn on the internet,” official added. Cops are claiming that his phone has photos and video since November 2016 after he returned from Burma. He had gone to Burma for two years on some project from office. While Indian Express has been giving these extra details, others have been repetitive of what the PTI have brought out.

Murray Dennis Ward - modus operandi-Sept.2017

Why Chastity consciousness is not there in the pedophile issue?: None has noted that any TV channel has ever discussed the pedophile crime during their debates. The vernacular TV channels may not know the issue at all or knowing suppressing the facts. As usual, the media, human rights activities, child rights saviors, the opinion making and decision taking elites and authorities, and whole range of protesters, activists and others have been silent on this issue as usual. While Gauri and Anita have been sensational in Bangalore and Chennai, none bothered to recognize them among the unfortunate defiled and raped 34. Of late, the mob psychology of the protesters has been intriguing and strange, as they become excitingly proactive, highly charged and exceedingly emotional for some issues, whereas, they virtually ignore other very important, burning and more affecting issues, problems and malices. Ironically, pedophile has been neglected and ignored by most of all.

Murray Dennis Ward, how he gained confidence-Sept.2017

Delhi High Court directs AAP Government to ensure safety of visually impaired minors (08-09-2017)[3]: The Delhi High Court today asked the AAP government to ensure safety of children, some of whom were allegedly sexually assaulted by a British national at the National Association for the Blind (NAB) here. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also issued notice to the Delhi government and the police station concerned and sought status report on the issue by September 12, 2017. The bench asked the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) member secretary to immediately look into the matter and place a report before the court regarding disbursement of compensation to victims of the offence[4]. DLSA Secretary, if required, shall call for inspection of the school and interact with the children, it added. The bench further directed that the concerned authorities shall “ensure that every step is taken for welfare, security and safety of children”. The court’s direction came on a social worker Prashant Kumar’s PIL highlighting the absence of due care and framework during appointment of personnel and volunteers at the special home for visually-impaired minor inmates in south Delhi.

Murray Dennis Ward - modus operandi-Sept.2017-2

PIL sought a multi- disciplinary SIT probe into the affair: Advocate Ajay Verma, appearing for Mr Kumar, alleged that if there would have been a proper mechanism, the incident of sexual offence that has occurred recently at NAB, could have been prevented. 54-year-old Murray Dennis Ward was arrested and remanded to judicial custody in a case of alleged sexual assault on three visually-impaired minor inmates of the special home. The police has told the trial court that Ward had been associated with the NAB as a regular donor for almost nine years and was a frequent visitor to the institute. He was arrested for allegedly inappropriately touching three NAB inmates on September 2, police has said. Ward, a native of Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom, had been working with Sterlite Technology Limited in Gurugram till April. Seeking to prevent such incidents in future, the plea has sought court-monitored investigation by constituting a multi- disciplinary SIT to actively monitor the probe in this case. It said that there should be time bound investigation to ensure impartiality. The plea filed by advocate Katyayini also sought protection for witness in the case and said the court should issue direction to formulate regulation for volunteers and donors who visit the special schools.

Pedophile issue has to be discussed

How the pedophiles should be handled?: One out of every two children in India is sexually abused, most never report it, 52% of the cases are boys, implying 48% are girls. In other words, pedophiles have been raping teenage girls also. Rape of teenage girls up to 18 cannot be ignored by dubbing as “child abuse”. Psychologists dubbing such practices as “grooming” in Indian context try to cover all domestic, educational, social and religious interactions[5]. Present-day writers and columnists in trying to justify that such pedophile tendencies have been existing in Indian society, try to draw such parallels and vulgarize normal relationships to fit into some hypotheses and theories[6]. All such actions could not be brought under generalized psychological grouping behaviour.

Odephus complex-2

If all such behaviour of parents are restricted to “Oedipus complex”, then, none is spared. Oedipus complex in psychoanalytic theory, is an assumed desire for sexual involvement with the parent of the opposite sex and a concomitant sense of rivalry with the parent of the same sex; a crucial stage in the normal developmental process. When Sigmund Freud introduced the concept in his Interpretation of Dreams (1899), it has become famous in western societies. If such hypotheses and theories haunt all sons and daughters, then, all parents would be sexploiters. Therefore, the psychologists and socilogists should come to reality to analyse as to why the foreign pedophiles mostly prowl upon Indian teens, why and orphanages supply victims knowingly, how the predators and perptrators work together and such other related issues should be taken into account. Now, in the western context, pedophilia is considered as “disease” as cold and fever, implying, pedophiles can rape gteenage girls and get away with that declaring that the rapists are patients with disease. Or after be ing caught, he can get admitted in hospital for treatment. Therefore, such interpretation should not be allowed in Indian context and the sex criminals should be properly booked, adjudicated and punished.

© Vedaprakash

08-09-2017.

Odephus complex
[1] Indian Express, Delhi cops doubt British pedophile can be a part of an international racket dealing in child porn, By Ankur Sharma  |  Express News Service, Published: 07th September 2017 12:52 AM, Last Updated: 07th September 2017 12:52 AM.

[2] http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/delhi/2017/sep/07/delhi-cops-doubt-british-pedophile-can-be-a-part-of-an-international-racket-dealing-in-child-porn-1653440.html

[3] NDTV, High court asks AAP Government to ensure safety to visually impaired minors, Press Trust of India | Updated: September 08, 2017 22:50 IST.

[4] http://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/delhi-high-court-asks-aap-government-to-ensure-safety-of-visually-impaired-minors-1747954

[5] Indian Express, The deafening silence of child abuse, Written by Neha Hiranandani | Published:August 17, 2016 11:43 am.

[6] http://indianexpress.com/article/blogs/the-deafening-silence-of-child-abuse-2980397/

Sathyaraj regrets, whole-heartedly regrets, apologizes or worries about business? The media mode of dramatization of reporting of Dravidian racism, linguistic fascism and Ideological negationism!

April 22, 2017

Sathyaraj regrets, whole-heartedly regrets, apologizes or worries about business? The media mode of dramatization of reporting of Dravidian racism, linguistic fascism and Ideological negationism!

Sathyaraj apologizes - Tamil

Of course, only Sathyaraj won’t be affected by this threat” – Indian Express support for Sathyaraj[1]: Indian Express has exposed the financial implication of the drama of opposition to Satyaraj by the Kannadiga groups. It carried a report as follows: “That a lot of expectations and money are riding on S S Rajamouli’s 200 crore sequel “Baahubali the Conclusion”, due for release on April 28, 2017 is well known. It was therefore quite convenient for the pro-Kannada groups like Karnataka Rakshana Vedike to seek some gloating satisfaction by threatening to prevent the Karnataka release of Baahubali the Conclusion, in order to force an apology out of Tamil actor Sathyaraj for his nine-year-old controversial remarks on the Cauvery issue. It is at the stage of theatrical distribution, that a movie’s whole fate and business depends. Speaking to a news channel, director SS Rajamouli said that pro-Kannadiga groups targeting Baahubali 2 because of Sathyaraj was “not right.” “[We] learned that whatever comments Mr Sathyaraj made it was nine years back. And after that, about 30 films of his were released in Karnataka. Baahubali 1 released. No one had problems with that. And suddenly, raking up the issue at this point in time … ,” said Rajamouli. Of course, only Sathyaraj won’t be affected by this threat. But that is exactly the leverage for blackmail — when the stake against the risk is just too great and involves a whole crew of unrelated people, it is easy to browbeat somebody into senseless demands to selfish, parochial ends. The KRV has done this before in 2008, to get an “apology” from superstar Rajnikanth for his statements on the Hogenakkal project dispute, prior to the release of his movie Kuselan. In the country that is wild about movies, blockbuster movies like Baahubali make for cultural phenomena generating a lot of buzz, influence and capital”.

Sathyaraj apologizes - Kannda

“Arm-twisting of celebrities by fring elements” as observed by Indian Express[2]: After the financial implication, Indian Express has gone to the arm-twisting of the celebrities, as if Sathyaraj has not been of fringe element category, not speaking with decency and decorum and so on. It went on to report, “Over and over these days, this has been making movies and its makers easy targets for arm-twisting by fringe groups that know only too well that they possess the brazen muscle power of the mob to disrupt any hopes of soft power. They have the willing “activists” to attack where movies are vulnerable — at the sore point of revenue. This is exactly what also transpired in the case of Karan Johar’s dark apology video to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, pleading them to spare his “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” and in Shah Rukh Khan’s reassurance meeting with Raj Thackeray to ensure a smooth landing for “Raees”. It seems that as long as the law and order would not come to the active rescue of the filmmakers, any organisation with brawn and some political clout will feel brave for seeking such self-aggrandising settlements through soft coercion.” So the fans, general public and Indian consumers as a whole have to analyze the facts involved in such reportings.

Sathyaraj apologizes - Telugu

Sathyaraj regret – PTI version carried on by one media: Actor Sathyaraj has finally opened up on the controversy over the release of “Bahubali: The Conclusion”, in Karnataka. Pro-Kannada groups have called for a boycott of the film in the state alleging that the actor had hurt their sentiments in a speech made nine years ago. Despite the film’s team maintaining that he was only a supporting actor, the groups refused to budge from their stand[3]. Subsequently, in a video sent to the press on 21-04-2017 (Friday), the actor said[4], “Nine years ago, Tamilians were attacked in Karnataka over the Cauvery water dispute. There were protests demanding that the screening of Tamil films be stopped in that state. To condemn such calls, the Tamil film fraternity had organised a meeting, and many had expressed their anger. I was one among them… I understand that some of the words that I had uttered then have hurt the sentiments of the Kannadigas… In the past nine years, 30 films of mine, including Bahubali: The Beginning, were released in the state. There were no problems. I was even approached to act in Kannada films, but I couldn’t take them up because of other commitments.”

Sathyaraj apologizes - as-Kannadigas thrratened

Sathyaraj whole-heartedly regret – PTI version carried on by other media: “I sincerely express my regret for the remarks made by me during Cauvery protest nine years ago”, he said in a video message[5]. Asserting that he was not against Kannadigas or Karnataka, Sathyaraj claimed that his assistant Shekar, who is a Kannadiaga, is with him for the last 30 years. “In fact I had been invited to act in Kannada films, but I could not do so due to paucity of time”, he added[6]. Appealing for the smooth release of Bahubali-2, the actor said he do not want a movie made on such a grand scale by the hard work of thousands labourers and technicians to go waste[7]. I am a small actor in a mega film called Baahubali. I dont want the efforts of many people to go to waste. Not just that, I have the added responsibility of ensuring exhibitors in Karnataka, who have bought (screening rights of) Baahubali 2, are not affected,” he said in what he termed as an “explanation” to Tamil people and activists[8]. He said adding that in future if producers sense that because of me they might suffer losses, they need not approach him for signing films[9]. An atheist, known for his pro-Tamil views, Sathyaraj insisted that he will continue to voice support for matters concerning Tamils including the Cauvery dispute and the Eelam issue in Sri Lanka[10]. The actor, sporting a black T-shirt synonymous with the states Progressive movement led by rationalist leader, late E V Ramasamy Periyar, said he was not against Kannada people[11]. In a message to producers and filmmakers, he said those who fear “problems” in the future by casting him in their films may not do so and avoid “facing losses.”…… “Because I take more pride in living and dying as a Tamil without any superstition than living and dying as an actor,” he added[12]. He also extended his thanks to director Rajamouli, the films producers, various professional bodies of Tamil cinema including an artistes association and his well-wishers “for tolerating the difficulties caused by me.”

Sathyaraj apologizes - as-Kannadigas thrratened- want to be a Tamilian than actor

What the unrelenting Sathyaraj and the media want to convey to Indians: From the above, the secular Indians could understand the following points very clearly:

  1. That a lot of expectations and money are riding on S S Rajamouli’s 200 crore sequel“Baahubali the Conclusion”, due for release on April 28, 2017 is well known.
  2. It is at the stage of theatrical distribution, that a movie’s whole fate and business depends.
  3. Of course, only Sathyaraj won’t be affected by this threat.
  4. The KRV has done this before in 2008, to get an “apology” from superstar Rajnikanth for his statements on the Hogenakkal project dispute, prior to the release of his movie Kuselan.
  5. In the country that is wild about movies, blockbuster movies like Baahubali make for cultural phenomena generating a lot of buzz, influence and capital.
  6. Over and over these days, this has been making movies and its makers easy targets for arm-twisting by fringe groups that know only too well that they possess the brazen muscle power of the mob to disrupt any hopes of soft power.
  7. They have the willing “activists” to attack where movies are vulnerable — at the sore point of revenue.
  8. It seems that as long as the law and order would not come to the active rescue of the filmmakers, any organisation with brawn and some political clout will feel brave for seeking such self-aggrandising settlements through soft coercion.
  9. Sathyaraj does not want a movie made on such a grand scale by the hard work of thousands labourers and technicians to go waste.
  10. An atheist, known for his pro-Tamil views, Sathyaraj insisted that he will continue to voice support for matters concerning Tamils including the Cauvery dispute and the Eelam issue in Sri Lanka.
  11. The actor, sporting a black T-shirt synonymous with the states Progressive movement led by rationalist leader, late E V Ramasamy Periyar, said he was not against Kannada people.
  12. In a message to producers and filmmakers, he said those who fear “problems” in the future by casting him in their films may not do so and avoid “facing losses.”……
  13. Sathyaraj asserted that, “…..Because I take more pride in living and dying as a Tamil without any superstition than living and dying as an actor”.

© Vedaprakash

22-04-2017.

Sathyaraj apologizes - English

[1] Indian Express, Sathyaraj apologises before Baahubali 2: When will this arm-twisting of celebs end?, Written by Nandini Rathi, New Delhi, Updated: April 21, 2017 7:53 pm.

[2] http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/opinion-entertainment/sathyaraj-apologises-before-baahubali-2-when-will-this-arm-twisting-of-celebs-end-4622632/

[3] Times of India, I express regret over my words: Satyaraj, TNN, April.22, 2017, 01.00 AM IST.

[4] http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/i-express-regret-over-my-words-sathyaraj/articleshow/58298103.cms

[5] Deccan Herald, Sathyaraj apologies for his remarks against Kannadigas, Chennai, DH News Service, Apr 21 2017, 19:06 IST

[6] http://www.deccanherald.com/content/607472/sathyaraj-apologies-his-remarks-against.html

[7] Hindustan Times,  Baahubali 2: Sathyaraj expresses ‘wholehearted regret’ over Cauvery issue remarks, New Delhi Updated: Apr 21, 2017 14:25 IST.

[8] http://www.hindustantimes.com/regional-movies/baahubali-2-sathyaraj-apologises-over-his-comments-on-the-cauvery-issue/story-GDTALGwm5iyODylOZ6L88I.html

[9] India Today, Sathyaraj expresses regret for remarks made during Cauvery, PTI, April 21, 2017 | UPDATED 20:20 IST.

[10] http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/sathyaraj-expresses-regret-for-remarks-made-during-cauvery/1/935119.html

[11] Mid-day.com, ‘Baahubali’ actor Sathyaraj: Regret to have made hurtful comments against Kannadigas, By IANS | Posted 21-Apr-2017.

[12] http://www.mid-day.com/articles/regional-cinema-news-baahubali-2-sathyaraj-sorry-apologises-comments-karnataka-cauvery-row/18186185

Marring Metallica, diehard fans, poor Indians, running riot and fooling India!

October 30, 2011

Marring Metallica, diehard fans, poor Indians, running riot and fooling India!

 

Government money spent for the bash? The Headlines-today reporter was describing that the event was great to have very huge crowd, as if she does not see huge gatherings of public in India. Lakhs / millions of Indians used to gather without any secuirity, arrangement etc., during periodical / seasonal festivals, Gumbha-melas etc., but the gathered crown would be disciplined. However, here the elite, educated and westernized people come, and it is surprising that three-layered barricades are required for them!  The Police Commissioner was so enthusiastic, as he has provided strong barricade to stop the crowd if they try to run riot. Why should government should for some 10,000 to 15,000 rich people to enjoy their own of choice of music, which may not be liked by cbillions of Indians. Then how they could spend the exchequer money for this type of “tamasha”. The foreign media[1] has started spreading stories that the Indian fans rum amuck, damaged stage, and so on.

 

Money is not an issue / problem for Metallica diehard fans[2]: And for these fans money is the last thing on their minds. “I’ll be spending something more than `15,000 for the concert and flight tickets. The only monetary saving grace is that I’ll be staying at a friend’s place in Bangalore.” Adds Craig Quadros, 23, accounts manager, “I’ve already spent around six grand on two concert tickets, and with travelling and lodging, it will easily be around `20,000. But, it’s Metallica – a band that I’ve been a fan of since I was 12, so it’s all cool.”  For some, a few thousands don’t matter. “This will be larger-than-life so I have no qualms spending some money to watch them play,” says 39-year-old Vikram Varma, who is shelling out `50,000-60,000 for tickets, lodging, flight tickets and bus tickets. “It isn’t everyday that Metallica comes to India, so when they do, you should definitely catch them in action.” And while some are spending hard cash, there are some who are trying to make big bucks from the Metallica frenzy that has gripped fans.

 

Tickets sold in black: Either the so-called fans must have been very rich or they get money just like tha to spend. Why then they blame Indians for being poor? Tickets for the Gurgaon concert on October 28 are being sold in black for a whopping `8000, though they’re still available on the ticketing website. Says 23-year-old Anup Jain, “A friend got in touch with me asking if I wanted to buy a ticket for `8000 in black since they were sold-out. I heard the amount and I ran! Thankfully, I found out that they’re still available online.” That means, there has been another type of gambling going on.

The organizers arrested for breach of trust and cheating: The national capital has missed its date with Metallica, as the organisers finally announced that the Thrash Metal band’s concert that was postponed for a day would not happen at all. This led to the arrest of four officials of DNA Networks on charges of cheating[3].

  1. Rajesh – general manager of DNA Networks,
  2. Umesh
  3. Ashok Singh
  4. Savio Faleio

Rajesh, was arrested along with team members —Umesh, Ashok Singh and Savio Faleio. The four were presented at the district court, which remanded them in custody for five days[4]. The administration has also seized the Rs 1 crore security money deposited by the firm[5]. “We will interrogate them on what led to the cancellation of the show. We were not informed before the cancellation of the show and we received complaints from the people about it,” SS Deswal, commissioner of police-Gurgaon, said. The four officials have been arrested under section 406 (breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code.

Without permission tickets sold, crowd gathered: There was still confusion regarding the return of money to the people and fans will have to wait for the advertisement to know the procedure. “I want my full money back. When the Bryan Adams show was cancelled in February, the organizers had deducted Rs 200 as service tax. Why should we pay anything as service tax when no show happened?” said exasperated Rajesh who had bought a ticket for Rs 1,650. Metallica on its official website mentioned the reason of cancellation of the concert as fans’ security. “Immediately at the end of our afternoon press conference, we were notified that there was a serious question as to whether the show could proceed with regard to the safety of the concert audience. And our first and foremost concern is always for the safety of you, the fans,” read the statement on Metallica’s website. The band will perform in Bangalore on Sunday.

The decent rogues run riot: It wasn’t quite “Kill ‘Em All,” but when Metallica and a concert promoter postponed the metal band’s first concert ever in India, angry fans reacted with a “Seek and Destroy” mentality. They rioted, trashed instruments even tore apart parts of the stage, according to The Huffington Post. The promoter, DNA Entertainment Network, reportedly announced right before the gig was supposed to start at Leisure Valley Park in the city of Guragon that they would have to postpone it for a day due to a problem with security measures at the venue. But some 25,000 fans had already pushed their way into the concert, and their angry reaction delivered the kind of carnage that one might expect from a crowd that loves bludgeoning music with punishing volume levels and lyrics about rage. Fans set banners on fire and trashed instruments on the stage, according to HuffPo. Videos like the one below have already surfaced online showing fans swarming the stage and throwing items into the crowd and at security members. But Hold your horses Napster-lovers, this can’t all be blamed on Lars Ulrich. NDTV reports that four people, including a senior executive from DNA Entertainment Network, have been arrested in the wake of the debacle and charged with cheating ticket buyers and a breach of trust. Authorities allege that the promoters sold tickets far beyond capacity and did not inform authorities of the cancellation.

The way the decent diehard fans behaved: The so-called elite, educated and sophisticated crowd behaved like rogues or uncilized, barbarics. They very often criticize Indians for one or the other reason. Now what they say about their conduct? “As soon as the organisers announced that the show has been postponed, the crowd went berserk… people started pushing each other, broke barricades, started shouting and throwing water bottles,” Pankaj Kaushik, who waited for three hours for the show to begin, said. The venue was vandalised by upset fans, some of whom even ran around the ground shirt-less as a mark of rebellion. They threw bottles at the security personnel, who formed a human chain on the stage. Technical equipment was destroyed as angry fans threw chairs at the LED wall. “People have come from across various countries – Malaysia, China, Nepal, Indonesia, Singapore… but everybody is feeling robbed,” said Anurag Sharma, another disappointed fan.

Permission to conduct not obtained, but tickets started selling!: A permit to hold the concert on Saturday (30-10-2011) could not be obtained on short notice, and the show was subsequently canceled. That means, the organizers had taken the authorities for granted or they might tried to bribe them with huge money. Promoters said they would refund all ticketholders. So much for “…And Justice For All.” In a statement posted to the band’s website, Metallica wrote:

Once we, along with DNA, the promoters of the show, determined that there was a failure of a security barricade in front of the stage that could not be adequately repaired, the promoter reluctantly announced the postponement of the show until Saturday. Unfortunately, on such short notice the promoters were unable to secure a permit for a show on Saturday…We are deeply disappointed with this news as we were looking forward to our first experience in India as much as you guys were.”

Note, for him, he is not bothered about permission etc., but tickets were already sold, and they are sold on-line with “black-marketing” loaded. However, he accuses that the “barricade” was not repaired! Why he could not secure the permit on 29-10-2011, when the tickets were already stared selling?  Not exactly the best way to “Fade to Black.” Couldn’t somebody have just appealed to the “Master of Puppets”? Hopefully Metallica’s new nickname in India won’t be “The Unforgiven.” Ok, we’ll stop now, we promise. Sorry. We couldn’t resist.

Metallica gig mismanaged from the word go[6]: Now, comes the real story. It exposes the arrogance of the “Metallica” group also as they behaved like the cpolonial rulers.  Unfortunately, our “young idiots” do not understand and tell the facts.  After the Metallica gig in Gurgaon was cancelled on Friday evening, the reason cited by the organizers and the management of the band was a broken front barricade. But according to the people at the venue, the real reason was gross mismanagement and neglect on part of the organizers right from the beginning. Arjun Paruthi had reached Leisure Valley Park by 2pm. “The ticket said the opening acts were supposed to begin by 4pm. I didn’t want to miss out on anything.” But by the time the gates opened, it was already 3, and people swarmed the streets by thousands. “There was already chaos at the gates, and then people just rushed inside. The venue was quite full by 3.30pm,” he said. Arjun took his place right at the front like hundreds of others, leaning against the barricades. And then one of the barricades, which was particularly fragile, gave in. Vivek Seigell, who was in the audience with his 14-year-old daughter, recalled that as he took his place, not far from the stage, the venue was already packed beyond its capacity. “At the security gates, there were no checks. Nobody was checking the tickets. Many entered the venue without any ticket,” he said. Vivek added that nobody checked the bags at the gates, too, and many even sneaked in alcohol bottles. The crowd soon swelled so much that any movement within the venue became impossible. “So it is only understandable that one of the barricades gave in as the pressure from behind was immense,” he said. The crowd, he added, was already restless because of the delay. Soon, it was announced that the show would begin, followed almost immediately by another announcement that the team was trying to fix a “technical snag”. “The iron barricade had broken early on and for two hours, they tried to fix it by tying rods and poles,” said Karthik, who had entered the venue at 3.30pm. Around this time, crew members and organizers tried to push back the people near the broken barricade[7].

‘Move back you buttheads! Move back’,” – Oh Indians could you understand what it is? Oh clashing, arguing, rioting Indians move back, that is how the man shouted at the Indians. “This is the time when a crew member of Metallica, dressed in a grey T-shirt, says ‘Move back you buttheads! Move back’,” Rahul Sarin, a blogger who attended the concert, mentioned in his blog.  Around 6.15, the crew members of Metallica started dismantling their equipment set-up on the stage, seeing which the crowd started losing it. “By 6.30, they announced that the show was postponed by a day, and people started moving away. Many started booing, and some threw empty bottles on the stage,” said Pulkit, who came with his brother. He added that when the crowd booed and refused to leave the venue in disbelief, another announcer took the stage and said: “If you behave this way, Metallica won’t play tomorrow also.” This further riled the crowd up. “But even then, most people started to leave. And only about 20-30 people jumped the barricade, got on to the stage, and started tearing things apart,” said Atish, who came from Chandigarh. He said if the security people were present near the stage, the vandals could have easily been stopped. “The security was nowhere to be seen, and most of those who were present seemed least interested in what was happening until all hell broke lose,” he said. When nothing was done legally, why blame the security? For looters it has become a funny business[8].

Metallica has the notoriety of “running riot”: Metallica and rioting have been synonymous perhaps. The rioting has been associated with Metallica, as could be seen in the past programmes[9].  

During Metallica’s show in Bogota Colombia in March 2010, Wednesday, March 10, a riot broke out when a group of ticketless fans showed up to crash the gates and barriers.  Rumors has it that Facebook posts encouraging fans to crash the gig. Because of this, police and 1500 officers were deployed to monitor the event.  Meanwhile, Metallica was not wavered with the chaos happening outside, instead they made the 30,000 fans satisfied with their electrifying heavy metal hits. Hundreds of ticketless fans were desperate to catch a glimpse of their metal heroes, causing them to go mad. The police used water hoses and tear gas while the rioters responded by throwing bricks at the officers. The protesters caused a lot of damage such as traffic signals, properties around the park. They even demolished walls to use rocks as missiles. According to reports, four fans and four police officers were injured,  one person suffered from a knife wound. At least 160  people were arrested[10] and 8 people were injured. Metallica last played in Colombia in May 1999. In  January, the band’s concert in Chilean capital Santiago was also spoiled by rioters, with 120 fans arrested after wild encounter with police. 

In the Latin American countries, Metallica has the same notoriety – Columbia, Chile[11] and elsewhere[12]. Thus, there is nothing surprising that the same thing happened in India and the Indians have been made fools without informing about their precedence of discipline and good behavior. As a consumer, any fan of diehard or not-hard or soft-hard should know about his rights, instead of falling in line with the rogues and behave accordingly, as we Indians have age-long tradition of discipline. Even, they themselves have analyzed the reasons for the misbehaviour, misconduct etc[13]. The foreign media knows fully about the pattern as could be seen from their way of reporting, videographing the riots etc[14].

The modus operandi of the Metallica” appears to be like this: The modus operandai has been simple –

  1. Do not respect the law of the land.
  2. Be arrogant, do not get permission, but print tickets and sell.
  3. Sell tickets by any means, duplicate, black market and so on.
  4. Make the diehard fans to get gathered.
  5. Do not bother about the capacity of the hall / place etc.
  6. Make them “mad”.
  7. Call them “buttheads”,………………..
  8. Provoke them to run riot
  9. Arrest the fans, as they paid to get arrested
  10. Blame government / country for the security lapses
  11. Run away with loot.

Vedaprakash

30-10-2011