Kerala, Communists, Statues and Hypocrisy

Construction of the Statue of Unity, the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Kevadiya, Gujarat, started in 2013 and was completed in 2018. Initially there wasn’t much attention to the statue from the Leftists in India. From the beginning leftists didn’t care much for Patel, what with him being the counter to their favourite and god, Chacha Nehru. But after Narendra Modi became India’s Prime Minister in 2014, this statue became the centre of leftists’ hate, an eye sore that was the symbol of Modi’s ascension to power and the defeat of their ideology and the dynasty that nourished them. So for every issue that has come up since 2014, they bring up the statue and its cost as a sort of criticism of Modi. But the same leftists have themselves turned to statues as the Communist-led Kerala government in this year’s budget has allocated ₹4 crores of tax payer money to build statues to 2 politicians who died recently. That too when one of these politicians is a person convicted of corruption by the Supreme Court of India.

This is typical of Indian Leftists. Their concern for mishandling of public money doesn’t come from concern for fellow citizens. They view such issues merely as useful tools to attack their ideological adversaries. I explore this attitude in depth with examples in this vlog.

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Letter 12: Partition horrors remembrance day, Periyarist government's assault on temples in Tamil Nadu, a deep-dive into Malabar Hindu Genocide Letters from the basement

This podcast covers everything about being a Hindu in secular, socialist India. We publish a new episode here every week discussing the intersection of culture and politics in India from a Hindu perspective. If that’s something you are interested in, please subscribe to this podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts. In this episode, we discuss the partition horrors remembrance day, Taliban take over of Afghanistan, yet another assault on Hindus in Tamil Nadu by the Periyarist government in that state and a deep-dive into what happened during Malabar Hindu genocide exactly a 100 years ago. ====== Created with Audacity ====== Music by jorikbasov from Pixabay ====== Listen on: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/lftbmedia;  Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/letters-from-the-basement/id1579236606;  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0waGxrE5XLe4CzWQYXbcwt;  Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81NzY4MmFkNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==;  Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/letters-from-the-basement;  Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/Letters-from-the-basement-id4129419?country=us;  Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/oc4ddp7s;  RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/letters-from-the-basement-WDgwXo;  JioSaavn: https://www.jiosaavn.com/shows/letters-from-the-basement/1/GAJZQCSuHj0_;  Gaana: https://gaana.com/podcast/letters-from-the-basement-season-1;  Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.in/podcasts/94340e67-2e7f-4c6a-92f7-a5352270b29d/letters-from-the-basement; 
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  2. Letter 11: August 15, is it really Independence Day for Hindus in India?
  3. Letter 10: Right-wing, left-wing and Hindus in India
  4. Letter 9: The Hindu rate of growth
  5. Letter 8: Dear Hindus……………..a letter from Palghar

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