Stupidity, Thy Name Is ‘Aman Ki Assha’

Of course Jang Group continues trying to push their ‘Aman Ki Asha‘ initiative down people’s throats. Todays paper too carries a 4-page insert tooting it’s horn, that despite the fact that a day earlier they themselves reported having received another slap in their face from the most-loved-by-Pakistanis Indian by the name of Amitabh Bachan. Of course they will continue to worship Bachan, and wear this slap in their face as a badge of honor.

But of course this stupidity will continue, as will the ‘war on terror‘. It is interesting to note that the writer write:

“Instead of showing due courtesy to a visitor from Pakistan who had specially flown in to Mumbai for the recital, Mr Amitabh Bachchan deliberately waited for a few minutes for Zia Mohyeddin’s exit. He then made his appearance to the expected applause, mumbled a few innocuous words and sentences about the Aman ki Asha initiative and then devoted the remaining 60 minutes plus to a fine recitation of his distinguished father’s poetry which received frequent applause. It was immediately obvious that from fear of criticism from racist and religious fascists like Mr Bal Thackeray and the Shiv Sena, Mr Amitabh Bachchan had made sure that he would not be seen simultaneously on stage with the distinguished visitor from Pakistan.

This one facet alone struck a sharp, discordant note that jarred with the central theme of Aman ki Asha, which is to bring people and public figures from both the countries together and to demonstrate a mutual capacity to transcend real or imagined schisms and conflicts of the past and the present.

It was disappointing to note that The Times of India had agreed to this arrangement by which the two personalities making their respective presentations of poetry were deliberately prevented from being seen together.”

But no surprise he goes on to add:

Fortunately, the spirit of Aman ki Asha is far greater than the physical reach of some of those who participate in this process.

May the Jang group and The Times of India group continue to make their respective valuable contributions for peace and friendship between Pakistan and India.

Right!

P.S. I think the only purpose it serves is for the Jang honchos and our ‘celebrities’ and civil society aunties to get a chance hob-nob with Bollywood stars and starlets and pat each other on the back for doing ‘such noble work’.

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6 Responses to “Stupidity, Thy Name Is ‘Aman Ki Assha’”


  1. 1 khurram March 11, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    The strange thing is that on GEO.tv you get this stupid banner in big format thrown at your face everytime you visit the site. On the other hand, The times of India have a small link hidden among hundreds of others links on their site.

    Has not that become tipical Pakistani mentalitaty; to be over exited when it comes to relationship with India. While Indians on the other hand keeps such morans on a arm length. Credit goes to the Indians!

    • 2 nota March 11, 2010 at 9:15 pm

      Not only Geo.tv but every Jang Group site…

      As as if that was not enough, now we have this crap to deal with:

      This ad is appearing in local papers and on sites like pkpolitics.
      (The guys pictured look so much like typical Pakistanis, don’t they? 🙂 )
      And don’t forget another old campaign

      My issue with all these is they are gimmicks dreamt up by some marketing department selling agenda of the paymaster.

  2. 3 Project Humanbeingsfirst.org March 11, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    It’s just another ‘Hegelian mind fck’!

    Introduction of “beneficial cognitive diversity” so that it “will look like a great ‘booming, buzzing confusion’ to use William James’ famous description of reality,” – and doesn’t it?

    Manufactured along the Potomac and the Hudson. You are absolutely correct there:

    “My issue with all these is they are gimmicks dreamt up by some marketing department selling agenda of the paymaster.”

    The harvesting of useful idiots is a perfected technique of the paymasters. Watch Yuri Bezmenov, a former KGB agent, describe its essential elements:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2307456730142665916

    Zahir Ebrahim
    Project Humanbeingsfirst.org

    • 4 nota March 11, 2010 at 11:16 pm

      “The harvesting of useful idiots is a perfected technique of the paymasters. ”

      Hope you saw an example I put up recently….

    • 5 Project Humanbeingsfirst.org March 11, 2010 at 11:45 pm

      Hi again. I read through the article by Javed Jabbar which you quoted. I think there is an aspect here which needs to be articulated in the context of my comment above.

      The paymasters are not dumb-assess. They are expert sociologists, historologists, culturologists, and psychologists. The don’t operate in a vaccumm to create their mind fcks, obviously, but exploit the cracks and lacunae, passions and hatreds, and indigenous tensions of the people, for both good, and bad (as viewed from their perspective, i.e., in their own interests). And of course, sometimes they just play badcop-goodcop routine, or stress-and-then-relax to continue with the mind fck of both social conditioning, and to create controlled chaos.

      In the above situation, clearly it is a long-necessity to make peace with India, a comprehensive peace treaty so that divide et impera can no longer work. That necessity is being felt especially by our young generation. I experienced this first hand when I was working with Pakistani volunteers from several universities across Pakistan. It was refreshing that they were questioning the hitherto sacred cow axioms of Pakistan, the official narrative of history and current affairs vis a vis India.

      And I think this is perhaps an elitist attempt to hijack and neutralize the grass-roots sentiment by the rulers of Pakistan whose interest it is to keep the enemy on the borders alive in order to sustain their ownselves in cream-cheese.

      What better way to control a change than to lead it?

      So in that leadership, they have put useful idiots as well as those whose own narrow interests are served, as you have exactly identified it:

      “I think the only purpose it serves is for the Jang honchos and our ‘celebrities’ and civil society aunties to get a chance hob-nob with Bollywood stars and starlets and pat each other on the back for doing ’such noble work’.”

      Zahir Ebrahim
      Project Humanbeingsfirst.org

  3. 6 nota March 17, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Oh wow! Aman ki Asha must be a HUGE success! Just look, for the yellow journalist par excellence (taking time off of writing love letters to Hussain Haqqani) Sami Abraham informs us Efforts like Aman Ki Asha must continue, says Indian singer Shreya Ghoshal.

    WHAT A HUGE ENDORSEMENT!!! 😛


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