“Great Insights” of P. Chidambaram

Did you hear the latest “Chindambaramism” from our newly installed home minister P. Chidambaram? He has liked “Slumdog Millionaire” and now is asking all Indians to feel “inspired” by it.

Chidambaram gives Slumdog Millionaire a thumbs up

I am surprised he has seen nothing wrong with the movie, its racial prejudice and its stereotyping of India as a land of unspeakable poverty, horrors, oppression, squalor and crime. The movie shows this as the “reality” of India. And to rub salt into our wounds, Chidambaram is asking us to feel “inspired” with this image of our country that has been projected to the whole world!

But then, Chidambaram is the same “leader” who had this to say about India:

India was never a rich country, says FM

India was a country where rivers of milk and honey used to flow, is a great historical myth, believes Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram.  “The poverty has always been there in India and whoever propounded the myth about India being a rich country is wrong,” he said. 
 
The old teaching that India was a country of milk and honey about five centuries ago was factually incorrect, Chidamabaram said. “Poverty was there and is still there in India, though prosperous pockets existed here and there,” he said. 
 
The finance minister said the books that propounded the glorious past of India were liable to be burnt.  

Arun Shourie said Chidambaram is the most over-rated finance minister ever. I agree. He has managed to run the economy into the ground in the last four years.

But, pray, why is he always trying to project that India is and always was a country of beggars and that the Britishers did all of us a favour by ruling us? There is something wrong with Chidambaram’s psychological make-up. I can smell a deep-rooted inferiority complex about his identity that simply refuses to go away. The more someone pisses on India and its civilisation, the more this man applauds.

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26 responses to ““Great Insights” of P. Chidambaram

  1. Ramaseshan

    Pee Chidambaram. Let us say Pee instead of P. ‘Pee’ means shit in Tamil. He has stooped to such a low level. It is said that Lord Siva destroyed arrogance of the rishis in Chidambaram, the famous temple. Send Pee Chidambaram to Chidambaram , so that his arrogance is destroyed. His saying that India was not a prosperous country would make even Babar, who called India ‘Sone ki Chidiya’ sit up in his grave. There are so many accounts by Chinese scholars like Hieun Tsang about India’s prosperity and scholarship.

    Let us all call him Pee Chidambaram from today.

  2. Bharat Nair

    Nothing to be surprised of.
    His boss has already certified that british rule was “benevolent” onlee. His another colleague openly declared before norway royalty that “indians are beggars”.

  3. sanjaychoudhry

    It seems Indian people are paying a heavy price for rejecting nationalists. This current gang of “internationalists”, jholawalas, rustic semi-literate cow-belt politicians (Yadav brand), pro-Muslim “leaders” and communists who have infiltrated the Congress (M.S. Aiyar) is grovelling at the feet of the whole world, rolling in the gutter of low self-esteem, inferiority complex and personal greed. No wonder Indians are treated like crap everywhere. The whole world knows that Indians do not have an assertive government backing them up and protecting them.

    Indian people made a huge mistake by choosing pacifiers and internationalists like Gandhi and Nehru as their leaders and rejecting nationalists such as Subhash Bose, Savarkar and Sri Aurobindo. Now their goose is getting cooked. A people who consistently back the wrong horse will ultimately have their country destroyed.

  4. Eswar

    or //Let us all call him Pee Chidambaram from today.// better Shitambaram

  5. nandakumar

    in the article and the comments section i find the typical desi tendency to settle the issue with simplistic rationale.

    the real questions are :

    1. why does chidambaram insist that india was historically poor?
    2. how does he benefit by this?
    3. who else benefits by such theories?
    4. why would chidambaram be interested in those parties benefitting?

    likewise in india today sometime back he once claimed that “brahmin ruled kingdoms” dominated the past!

    there is more to Chidambaram’s opinion than meets the eye. it would be prudent for desis to understand the entire rationale and its implications behind the logic of the argument.

  6. sanjaychoudhry

    “there is more to Chidambaram’s opinion than meets the eye.”

    Why don’t you enlighten us?

  7. JGN

    I would request the Hon. Minister to read “ASIA AND WESTERN DOMINANCE” BY K. M. PANIKKAR (noted Historian and Diplomat) if he does not know about the Indian culture before the arrival of European Colonizers!

  8. sanjaychoudhry

    Asia and Western Dominance is a very interesting, well-researched and inspiring book. I have it as a pdf file. Let me know if anyone wants it. I will email it as attachment.

  9. Bharat Nair

    Sanjay,
    Pls email me that.
    I would also like to get more info about Panikkar’s diplomatic career too ( esp. in china).

  10. Kiran

    People who do not know about the greatness of this country rule us!!!!!!!!!!! What a shame ……
    We should take responsibility…….. we are the ones who made them go there….. Let us not make the same mistake again…….We shall vote for better people

    To Mr.Pee….. You should have seen The Story of India on Discovery Channel…..

    Sanjay : Can you please send the pdf of Asian and Western Dominance to kbkiran@gmail.com

    thanks in advance

  11. Sanjay

    I would love to lay my hands on the book by K.M. Panikkar.
    Plz do send it.

  12. HI Sanjay,

    Please do send me the pdf written by K.M. Panikkar…would love to learn about India

    otherwise the school history books taught us to worship the brits and the west.

  13. sanjaychoudhry

    I just realised the book is 30 MB in size and can’t be sent over the email. I am thinking of a way to upload it somewhere from where it can be downloaded.

  14. JGN

    Hi, friends, ASIA AND WESTERN DOMINANCE can be downloaded freely from the web of mutlivarsitylibrary.com
    In case any difficulty in downloading pl write to me at JGN190@rediffmail.com I have the book in Wordformat.

  15. sanjaychoudhry

    Arijit bro:

    I need your email id to send you the book!

  16. Venkat

    Let us not kid ourself. When was India the land of milk and honey? Can you care to explain. She has had her moments in History and has had huge impact very positively on history. It does not mean that we are the land of milk and honey. Our life expectancy was never above 36 until the 1900s. Please don’t be foolishly patriotic and bad-mouth a good man who cares about the country. I have disagreements about PCs socialistic policy, but I don’t degrade by bad mounthing him and calling him shit like some of you did here. I guess most of these silly comments here are posted by numb-nuts who have no idea about history or who are in denial.

  17. Anonymous

    India’s most prosperous days were said to be in the B.C.s but still check out India’s GDP fro 1,100,1500,1700 AD’s compared to Europe and the rest of the world.During the 1700’s London had a child mortality rate of 85%-not kidding and i will provide the link for that shortly. We’ve had such a good life in the past thou…sands of years!!!!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_regions_by_past_GDP_(PPP)See More
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_regions_by_past_GDP_(PPP
    en.wikipedia.org

  18. Anonymouse

    Due to the Great grace of congress. Everythings getting priced up. And this Mr. Pee Chidambaran Thinks india has been a country of beggars. If these kind of people handle the indian economy it bet its going to be worse the upcoming years. He’s ambitioned to make india a beggar country with his great thoughts & Price Hiking management of the economy. These are the sheer dangers to the country after terrorists.

  19. KRISHNA dHANDHANIA

    iN 1801 tHE iNDIAN SHARE IN THE WORLD TRADE WAS AROUND 18% WHICH WAS BROUGHT DOWN TO ABOUT 1% AT THE TIME OF INDEPENDENCE…tHE ENTIRE WATER TRANSPORT SYSTEM WAS GRADUALLY CRIPPLED..OUR WEAVERS WHO COULD PRODUCE COTTONS WHOSE 12 MTRS LENGTH COULD PASS THROUGH A RING WERE INCAPACITATED BY CUTTING THE THUMBS AND FINGERS OF THEIR WEAVING HANDS…TREACHERIES AND FRAUDS BY THE EAST INDIA COMPANY APPOINTED OFFICERS ARE PART OF HISTORY…lET THOSE PERSONS REFRESH THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY BEFORE MAKING A COMMENT OR MAY BE SUCH PERSONS EXPECT TO BE KNIGHTED BY BUTTERING THOSE HEARTLESS CRUEL PEOPLE…….

  20. KRISHNA dHANDHANIA

    IN 1970s ONE OF MY IMPORTANT CUSTOMERS IN NEW YORK ARROGANTLY SAIDD THAT HE HAD SEEN BEGGARS IN THE STREETS OF CALCUTTA AND THAT HIS MONEY WAS HELPING OUR COUNTRY IN MAINTAINING OUR BALANCE OF PAYMENTS SITUATION..I REPLIED TO HIM, ‘ YES YOU ARE DOING BUSINESS WHICH IS A PART OF OUR FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNING BUT IT WAS TOO LITTLE TO FEED OUR ENORMOUS POPULATION WHICH WE WERE DOING OURSELVES AS OUR 900 MILLIONS GO TO BED AFTER MAKING SURE THAT THE REMAINING 100 MILIONS ARE FED..BUT ON WAY TO YOUR OFFICE, I SAW NEW YORKERS DIGGING INTO TRASH BINS FOR SOME EDIBLES OPENLY AND SHAMELESSLY…YOU ARE NO BETTER THAN INDIA.’…HE WAS RED IN HIS FACE BUT DURING HE REST OF HIS BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH ME HE NEVER SPOKE NASTILY ABOUT INDIA….WE NEED TO MAINTAIN OUR DIGNITY…..KRISHNA

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