If you check her antecedents, Reethika Khera is most active on The Wire, Huff Post, Livemint, Bloomberg Quint, Scroll.in, NDTV, Countercurrents, South Asia Citizens Web etc. The last one, SACW is part of the incestuous network of BIF sites, with prominent members being Biju Mathew and company. See the following: https://www.hafsite.org/south-asia-citi ... induphobiacrams wrote: ↑Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:06 pmGuys, I am 100% in synch with tourism minister Alphon's take on this 'aadhar will strip privacy rights' cacophony against aadhar by ModiJi haters. And of course, the western toadies stationed on Delhi pick this crap up from our Lutyen elites and puke the same in their media. Latest being a hit job against aadhar in the WP. The silly chick Ritika whatever puked in the NYT several weeks earlier.
Fact is, we give up our privacy on a range of issues: from location tracking on our mobiles to as the honorable ministers says, striping but naked before condescending hateful white immigration officers to get a US visa
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 453753.cms
Fact of the matter is that on balance, aadhar solves more problems which is much needed in a dirt poor country like India than. Benefits of aadhar are very well knows. But opponents have latched onto a privacy loophole here or there and create a huge hue and cry. I mean WTF, do millions of Indians give a f!ck for all the arguments these Lutyens like Ritika Khera make when they start seeing the benefits? All this crap about "privacy" impresses whites no doubt, but even whites talk a lot about privacy, but nobody raised a little finger when NSA was wiretapping phone calls because they knew that it was done to trap p!ssful involved in terror plots.
I agree completely with the minister on this one and it is bizarre for TOI to call it 'bizarre logic' but then we know where TOIlet comes from. In fact, just being on FB, Google and having a smart phone reveals more about you as an individual than Aadhar would, but it is all about making the right kind of noise.
Another issue that was brought to my attention by SHQ was the recent interview by another of the BIF crew, one Anjali Kamat, on NPR.
Notice how cleverly she conflates Trump with a small politico in the BJP and by reference tarnishes the entire government and of course Modi. Her agenda becomes clearer when she comes up with this:
KAMAT: The Trump Organization's current partner in Mumbai is the Lodha Group, which was founded by a man named Mangal Prabhat Lodha. And he is a five-term state lawmaker with a party called the Bharatiya Janata Party, or the BJP. And that's the party that the country's prime minister, Narendra Modi, belongs to. So it's the ruling party in India since 2014. They've been winning state elections since 2014. They're gaining power across the country.
The BJP is a Hindu nationalist party, and top leaders at the party have openly scapegoated Muslims for years. And Mangal Prabhat Lodha himself has pushed for several laws and made public statements that either demonize Muslims or call for the criminalization of industries that are primarily run by Muslims. This is the man that the Trump Organization is partnered with currently in Mumbai building this enormous, 800-foot, gold-hued tower.
And later in the same piece, of course the inevitable:
KAMAT: Modi came to power on an anti-corruption platform. He is a well-known long-standing Hindu nationalist leader. And he's a member of various Hindu nationalist movements that feed into his political party, the BJP. But what doesn't get talked about so much anymore - the part of his history that's been largely erased in India - is his history as the chief minister of the state of Gujarat, to which he attracted a lot of foreign investment. And he's seen as a very pro-business guy in Gujarat. But he was also chief minister of that state when there was a massacre of Muslims. Several hundred Muslims were killed in mob attacks in 2002, and he was widely accused of doing nothing to prevent it when he was running the state.
This actually ended up getting him into a lot of trouble internationally. Under the Bush administration, he was denied a visa to the United States in 2005. This didn't change until 2013, the year before he was elected. Meanwhile, he was rehabilitated politically on an international stage - largely thanks to that man you heard introducing Donald Trump at that event in Edison, Shalabh Kumar, who organized a congressional delegation to Gujarat. Since 2014, he's been the prime minister of India and was elected on an anti-corruption platform.
It seems that if you mention Trump and Modi in the same sentence repeatedly, people will start connecting the two and the witch hunt for the former is easily translated and transferred to the latter.