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"bjp" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The heart of the political tension. Million you've talked a lot about how Modi has skillfully navigated the various crosscurrents of Indian society and politics and religion, he's also been very careful in his foreign policy and his approach to other nations. Well, I think it's a function today the political and geopolitical environment, where you no longer necessarily have the sole superpower of the United States. You have something that looks and feels a little bit closer to a kind of Cold War dynamic where you have yes a powerful United States, but a very powerful and rising China. And then you have these kind of middleweight powers. Countries like Russia, like the European Union, collection of countries or India, which are seeking to flex their muscles. And what India has tried to do under Modi is really work those seams, right? And basically, when it comes to the United States, say, well, look, we are both worried about China. And so therefore, we should work together on defense and strategic and economic priorities. But India can also say it to Russia, no one is buying your oil right now. But, you know, we're a poor country who needs your oil and India feels pretty confident that the world is not going to be able to make India change because they need India on other issues, right? So it is what this government has called a policy of multi alignment where it's not that we can't have friends and partners in relationships. It's that we can sort of be promiscuous in how we do that and we don't necessarily see any incompatibility between being friends with Russia today and being friends with the United States at the same time. Modi has something like, I think it's 70% popularity ratings in the country. So you must be doing these things fairly right at least as far as his citizens are concerned. He's up for reelection in 2024 again. Do you think that he will easily win again? Well, he and his party are in the pole position without a doubt. One of the particularities about this Indian political moment is that there is only one pan Indian political party that has widespread support, and that is the BJP of mister Modi's largely, frankly, because of his charisma and popularity. The only other national poll of politics, the Indian National Congress, is a shell of its former self. It has badly lost two consecutive elections. It is suffering through a leadership challenge and ideological or vision challenge and organizational challenge, so in that vacuum, the beach AP really is the only soul hegemon. So I think for most political analysts, the question is not really about 2024, where the BJP looks like they will sail through relatively easily, but really what comes after that. Will there be some kind of creative destruction in the opposition space where either the Congress reinvents itself or other claimants to power other regional claimants decide to expand, decide to work together, decide to form some kind of ad hoc coalitions, that remains to be seen. But at the present moment, the BJP is operating with many degrees of freedom and room to maneuver. Mill invasion of thanks so much for talking with me today. Thanks for having me. Now let's bring in my colleagues Kay Schultz and Richie Benoit, who have dug into the details about how India plans to catapult itself forward. Richie, why don't we start with you? What is Modi doing to attract these billions of dollars in global investment to the country? So Modi has been trying to attract manufacturing in India for a very long time. It's been his dream since 2014 when he was first elected as prime minister of the country to make India factory for the world. And the government has tried different programs since then to make it work. But unfortunately, nothing has worked so far as a percentage of GDP India is manufacturing remains around 1415% and not moving much. Recently, the government has started offering some incentives where companies, when they boost production in India, they get some financial incentives from the government. And that seems to be working now. We see recently Apple has been boosting its manufacturing in India. It has been exporting phones which are made in India. So there is some promise it seems now. One thing you write in this story is that a lot of countries in the world are starting to sort of retract in their economies, whereas India's economy is growing pretty rapidly. Is that right kind? That's right. India's economy is growing quickly and we've seen rapid growth post 1991, which is when India
"bjp" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Talking all about India's economic ambitions. Milan vision of joins me, he's director of the South Asia program at the Carnegie endowment for international peace in Washington, and he joins me at a talk about prime minister Modi, the man who is pushing for India to reach these ambitious goals. One thing that Modi has done, which is drawn a lot of scrutiny from the rest of the world has been to take a pretty hard line on religious freedom. And I wonder how that's playing out in India itself among different portions of population. Can you explain a bit about how that's happened? Well, I think you have to start by looking at mister Modi's party, the BJP, the BJP, and shorthand is often referred to as India's Hindu nationalist party. What does that mean? In a nutshell, it means that these are people who believe that Hindu culture and Indian culture are synonymous, that they're one and the same. And because Hindus make up roughly 80% of the population, what they say should go for the entire country. And this is really the movement in which mister Modi and his party are steeped, right? So you could call it a pro Hindu movement, a Hindu majoritarian movement, but India is a country of extreme diversity, right? 14% of the population are Muslim, and you might say, well, 14% is not a huge number, but that means more than 230 or 40 million odd Muslims plus a range of other religious identities. And so there has been a lot of tension between Hindus and other religious minorities over who belongs over who truly is an Indian, and this government, particularly in its second term which began in 2019, has implemented a number of policies and programs, which are seen as openly pro Hindu and in some cases distinctly anti Muslim. Has that been popular just given the large Hindu majority, by and large, yes, you know, we don't have great public policy polling data in India, but let elections speak for themselves. And what we have seen is that Lorenzo Modi and his party have largely been rewarded for many of these policies. Now there are many people who believe very strongly in India's secular constitution that had specific safeguards for religious minorities who feel like this is contrary to the spirit in which India was really founded. And so that is at
"bjp" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"Of fundamentalism. Yeah, fundamentalism took its first swipe at modern mud modernity. Yeah. Sure. With the scopes monkey trial in 1925, it was Tennessee versus scopes where Tennessee had charged public school teacher John scopes of teaching evolution in the classroom, which was against the law. They charged the science teacher with teaching science. Exactly. That's exactly right. And a guy a very powerful and prestigious and smart attorney named Clarence Darrow came to the aid of John scopes. And the scopes monkey trial actually ended up putting not John scopes on trial, but fundamentalism on trial. And Clarence Darrow was not a fan of fundamentalism and he basically used this trial as an excuse to just show how ridiculous and backwards these fundamentalists believes were. That's right. And it worked. In a sense, he lost the trial. I believe in until 1967 that ban on teaching evolution remained in effect until 1967 from 1925. But he lost the battle he won the war in that the coverage of the scopes monkey trial really like kind of blew the whole thing up and dealt a big blow to what fundamentalism was in the U.S. and how much sort of influence they might have moving forward and kind of what it did post scopes was it kind of moved it back underground for several decades. Yeah. I kind of think of the scopes monkey trial and the result of it is like when Homer gets embarrassed on The Simpsons and the whole town just points and laughs at him. And that instance Homer is fundamentalism in the 1920s in America, right? Like society did not think much of it afterward, which is surprising because it had been kind of a respected school of thought. For a little while and I guess it just kind of just went too far toward the mainstream. And as it went underground, it's not like it just went away. It actually built up a kind of like a shadow institution to rival the secular society like schools, TV stations, colleges, seminaries, mission groups, and then also started to really kind of recruit new followers and members of these fundamentalist ideas through churches through church outreach as well. And over the years, they just kind of built more and more strength and more and more strength in the late 70s was just like a tidal wave of fundamentalism swept across the world and really caught sociology off guard. Yeah, and like you said, around the world, it wasn't just we're not just saying like United States Christians did this. It popped up in some very surprising places sometimes, but again, it kind of all happened at once. But there was a big distinction here with the second wave in that the first wave was really to kind of strike back against progressive religious movement and to kind of keep religion as it was and not to modernize religion in any way. This go round, it said, society as a whole, I don't want anything to do with this modernization in this progressivism that's going on. And forget religion, we want to get involved in government. And we're going to do it in a big way. And that's when the Christian right was born and groups like the moral majority and the Christian coalition. Put big money into politics and help us sort of the beginning of getting politicians elected with a pretty severe religious bent. Yeah, in some cases, they were directly trying to elect fundamentalists like pat Robertson actually ran for president in 1988, ran a series campaign. Did not win, but he is about as fundamentalist as you can get and see like on a mainstream television station with the 700 club, but also backing politicians with such Gusto that the politicians they got elected basically owed them in that way fundamentalism like really kind of crept into American politics. And since that time you start to see things like basically a challenge to the concept of something like a separation of church and state. That is completely at odds with American Christian fundamentalism. And so there's been as fundamentalism has gotten more and more into American politics. The line between church and state has been blurred more and more. And that's just one example of it. Yeah, and like you mentioned, it happened all around the world in the late 70s and 1979 to be specific. Militant Shiites followed Khomeini and took Iran away from the Shah and installed Khomeini as the leader and I remember this when I was a kid and I mentioned this on the show before. If you go back and just Google Iran pre revolution, you will see a very swinging 60s and 70s groovy country that is not like the Iran we know today. And that was partially not partially that was completely due to the Shiite uprising and revolution that happened because of fundamental religious fundamentalism in their case. Yeah, it's exactly like if followers of Jerry Falwell created an armed insurgency in overthrew the American government and installed Jerry Falwell as the supreme leader of America. It's the exact same thing. That's what happened in Iran. And it's really sad to see, but I mean, that's what happened and it was part of this wave of fundamentalism. There was also Israel started to get more fundamentalists starting in 1974. There's still a lot of challenges by fundamentalism within Israeli politics today. India has a nationalist party, a Hindu nationalist party I should say, the BJP, their fundamentalist Hindu fundamentalists, they've actually held power, like the presidency multiple times since 1980. And then today, there's still waves of fundamentalism going on in Africa has become a laboratory for Christian fundamentalists who basically travel the Africa as activists and get new laws, fundamentalist laws passed in countries like Uganda, where as of 2014, you can be sentenced to life in prison just for being gay. That is thanks to American fundamentalists who travel to Uganda, got in with the government and changed laws like that. It got laws like that created or enforced. Yeah, and it's crazy when you look at the, all that's happening at once, like you said, it's 79 in Iran. 74 in Israel, the 1970s in the United States. It was just, it's weird how things happen like that. I wonder if there's a podcast topic in there about non planned coalescence of anything. Just zeitgeist. Yeah, I guess that's sort of the word I'm looking for. I wonder too because it's not like the Shiite militants in Iran were undergoing the same experience as the moral majority in the U.S., but the timing is insane. I mean, we're talking like within a year of each other, there's the Iranian revolution and the moral majority springs up and gets Ronald Reagan elected. Like, and then in India in 1980, the Hindu nationalist party gets founded like all of it happened at the same time and it had to be had to intertwine in some way, but I just don't see.
"bjp" Discussed on News Serve
"Harsh minister for social welfare has offered to resign from the cabinet legend, bureaucratic autocracy and that the executive body was not following the minister's order. The cabinet minister had gone on to say that many ministers are facing problems because of the autocratic behavior of bureaucrats. For the past several years. Now which won't be tolerated further. Meanwhile, former CMG then ramaji has come out in support of the honey and RJD leader they judge we wasted no time taking yet another drive by the natesh Kumar government stating that the CM was the father of corruption in the government. And they also decided. For a sonic Helena. Our home local bargain variety assisted in Holocaust. We should harvest. It's not about us in a whole lot of banks correct here. A 100 kJ. We have for each is called. So he will hack he can never jump in. I used to have that. That my colleague is now joining us on the broadcast shifu. What is modern science concerns actually on one hand he's saying that he's not able to serve the poor janitor off Bihar because the officers don't listen to him on the other hand he's saying it's not satisfied with the bungalow or the car that he's got what we understand from that. He is of the whole problem possibly lies in the huge number of transfer and postings that could create specifications. So modern Chinese maintaining that even in use earlier in the minister because he is the need to be close to chief minister and has served as a minister even earlier. He had something that the bureaucracy is too powerful in that state and that the bureau procedure does not pay to any of the foundations driven by the minister. This time round is just saying that bureaucrats has gone to listen to him even the surpluses in the department conference going to listen to him. And that is the reason why he thinks that there is no point you're getting the facilities being provided to him by the government that offers huge volume back out to get vehicles. Now this is one feeling which is getting the growth from previous from within the BJP and from the GD and that is the reason why this fully soon has now snowballed into a big controversy and does a big, big challenge for the fish because the operation seems to have gotten designed in addition now, to lay down the chief time and again, there were leaders like Jan andros in January from the BJP from the BCC who have been raising the same issue that the beautiful thing industry is too powerful and that the power is centered in the hands of a bunch of people. And it is believed that those bunch of people are very close to the dish commercial. So more or less allegations have been coming from biggest quarter techniques is Kumar has more or less ensured that the center of power remains under his control and there is no decentralization of power. And that is the reason why this kind of a scripting feeling is there among most of the members of the ministers of state. Right, right. Thank you so much. Those are very great allegations that madam sani has made now. Well, we'll have to wait and watch how the nitty government, how the CM himself is going to respond to that. Thank you so much, chef pushin for giving.
"bjp" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Hosted no little more here We are returning with brand new episodes on thursday very excited. Stacey higginbotham is going to be here to explain the matter system for smart home devices but before that we thought we would do almost a clause. I knew a little more episode within daily tech news. Show where we explain. What actually happened with the facebook outage on monday october fourth. So we've clipped that out of daily tech news show and giving it to you here enjoy about the facebook outage all of facebook services from what's app too. It's building security. System went down monday october. Fourth for six hours facebook. Vp of infrastructure santos janardhan posted twice With some good details about it explaining it was a configuration. Change at the root of the problem and emphasized. Despite your best imaginations there was no malicious activity. No user data was compromised. This was a very bad and unfortunate. Mistake cloudflare You may have read yesterday. Posted a great explanation of what it looked like from the outside. And that's where you may have heard people talking about. Dns and be g. p. as explanations for the outage they attributed but they're not the cause. Dns is often referred to as the phone book of the internet. So when you type in a domain name like facebook.com. Dns is a system that tells your browser what server that domain points to go. Get the web pages if you have only one web server that's easy the dns looks up nate's only server dot com sees what ip address. It is points at that tells. The browser gets the machine. However if your network is larger like an isp or facebook you've got a more complex system you've got multiple servers and in these systems the border gateway protocol or bgp works. It's often compared to a postal system. So when your browser sends its request infor facebook.com. Bgp figures out just which server is best for the job it advertises to the rest of the internet here the servers that are available that way you get connected to a server that is near you for faster service. That's an oversimplification. But it's kinda right in large networks like isp's what cloud for notice is that all of facebook's bgp was withdrawn bgp tells the internet where to find facebook's dns servers that meant any request once the bjp was withdrawn for facebook domain returned. What's called serve fail. You often update. Bgp to maybe. You had to take a data center down for maintenance. Usually don't withdraw the entire thing. So.
"bjp" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show
"Sends its request in for facebook.com. Bgp figures out just which server is best for the job it advertises to the rest of the internet here the servers that are available that way you get connected to a server that is near you for faster service. That's an oversimplification. But it's kinda right in larger networks. Isp's pisa what club for a notice. Is that all of facebook's. Bgp was withdrawn. Bgp tells the internet where to find facebook's dns servers that meant any request wants the bjp was withdrawn for a facebook domain returned. What's called serve fail. You often update. Bgp maybe you had to take a data center down for maintenance. Usually don't withdraw the entire thing. So serve fail tells other. Dns tables around the world to start updating their files to show that any server associated doesn't exist if you take away all of facebook's p. that means all facebook.com no longer exist to the rest of the internet that caused them automated systems to assume it was available for sale. Which was not. You could see that on the official. I can record but if you saw that. That's what caused that. Facebook says the problem was caused by the system that manages communication between it's hundreds of data centers around the world. It's got fiber optic cables. It's got undersea cables. It's got high rises full of data centers and it's got a system that manages communication between them on monday. Engineers were doing routine maintenance often that means taking down a part of the system so they did a routine command to assess global availability. Just make sure they had only taken down the right parts the command for assessment. However is the problem. Apparently it was malformed because facebook says that that command unintentionally took down all the connections within facebook's internal network facebook has an audit tool. That's meant to catch these kinds of human errors but there was a bug in the audit tool so it didn't catch double failure. So the upshot is facebook's data centers now had no way of talking to the internet.
"bjp" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"WBZ New England weekend with me, Jordan Rich. The news from Afghanistan has been very troubling. And there's a definite need to help war torn refugees. So we'll do what we can to alert you to some of the efforts in Boston, including those of combined Jewish philanthropies and our friends at Catholic Charities, first from C J. P. Sara Abramson on how the community is swinging into action. So thank you so much Jordan for the opportunity. This is a joint project between BJP combined Jewish philanthropies and, as you noted Catholic charity. In particular, with Support for new immigrants and refugees coming to the United States and in addition to Jewish vocational service, who is our partner with Catholic charities and ensuring that once people are here, they can live fully dignified lives like fully employed in the United States, which is critical not just for their financial well being, but obviously for their emotional health as well. We are excited to launch a fund where people can obviously give of their treasure of their resources. But we think about giving money as a way really stand up for your values and your belief to be able to feel like you went to bed that night. And you really made a difference in the lives of people struggling, and with that many of us will never be able to fully understand. We are also looking as a community as a Jewish community to our synagogues, to our friends to our neighbors to other people of faith to come together to offer apartments to offer places to live, So we're looking for people to get financial resources, and we're also hoping that people will lead us to homes where people could live fully dignified life..
"bjp" Discussed on The Hedge
"You have to go back to the olympic. They they have to understand how. Gpa works how ns workout ip. How domain what because they saw. How internet butte and you know the decided defense at the internet father's develops right so they don't lack the understanding. Then they they can't security you know build a system that works as the internet become more complex and they have to interact even more. So that's what. I mean when went by going back to the route and i think the I really you know. Bjp is something that most organization may not have the luxury to to touch on Because they may not own their own people anymore but you know at least you if you think about the the foundational building blocks of the internet in a extremely important one and i think this is a important thing to notice. Because we we can think about incentive consolidation horizontally and vertically so horizontally is really about like concept about multi cloud so horizontally. You have to have the same system multiple times so we can do with redundancy over there the problem about horizontal consolidation or or. The you know separation is that can become very costly and complex. So one of the thing that i think would be good for people. Do i consider is vertically is easier for you to separate so you don't run into too much of the same problem for example if you're using like a cdn you built in your theaters protection that you feel in your your host thing that you on your being anyone pot fout after thing failed. So why do you have to do that. How 'bout you stopped it out if you use active for cdn maybe use aws with the ns all You know some other people for these awkward action. At least that will give you some sort of separation already and the cost may not be as high because you have to pay for all these already is. Just you consciously sat with them out at to reduce your to improve your resilience. So i think you know if we look at it from from his perspective. We can choose between vertical coupling and horizontal resilience building. And i think it with the a bit easier for people to stop you know dealing with internet consolidation by separating vertically. So that's how i see it. I think they're just just sort of a counterpoint. I think you should keep in mind though. In separating vertically many of these components have common features and functions almost and you'll end up paying for them twice. I'd like the the the cloud providers absolutely care about prevention. Cdn's absolutely care about prevention. So both of them are going to be investing in solving that problem. And so you're effectively paying for it twice for your solution. I don't think that negates what you're saying. I think it's just the reality and and what you get for that extra costs while you get resiliency. Which in many cases is worth it. I mean i. For instance do carry my dns names in one company and my hosting a separate company even though the hosting company provides.
How Casino 'Game Protection' Has Changed Over the Years
"Those you just joining us. I am talking with south. He asante founder and president of universal game protection development and remember to check out his website at universal game protection dot com. I love the stories of how you learn your trade. And and and how it you know. Evolving and i grew up in new jersey and i've seen atlantic city in the casinos. And how the evolved and how these changed from the outside but in your opinion how has the casino business changed from when you first started working in casinos especially with regard to gain protection. Oh my god. It changed drastically when let's face it. Atlantic city had the most stringent rules. You can imagine. I mean when you were you any gaming school you to get the new jersey gaming control commission permission and moved to table. I mean that's a little overkill but they were so strict when you will you opening up a can of worms here when you were a dealer you had to do six you had to go to do jersey accredited school and then when you graduate school. You auditioned as you were dealer. You were black and whites black shirt. Black pants white shirt and you went to an audition for your instructor if you passed addition. Then you've got you're doing then you go to jersey gaming control you gave me license and you know you'll license we'll say. Let's say for instance. Bjp look blackjack dealer. Then you go to apply for a job where you apply for a job. They they capitalized game wants to do is elisa was only watching. Four games watches you deal and then he she will say okay. Now you're good. You could deal now. You must deal eight hundred hours of four. You're allowed to become a supervisor. Anthea deal eight hundred hours. Meaning you know you have enough hours in that game now. You could deal now. You become a supervisor. Now you go back to the gaming commission you pay another fifty dollars the upgrade now. You licensed says bj supervisor and that's all you're allowed to do is to deal that supervised blackjack only now. You wanna learn craps. They go back to the school three months dealing course and now you know craps there you go back to the license and your dealer so now you'll licenses blackjacks. Supervisor feeler and that was what every game you so people were licenses that look like of honors. One would say blackjack pit bull crap. Box person. rule that dealer and the only physicians they were allowed and we supervise. You'll washed four games today. It is a joke today. You apply for a job. They bring you into a room. They asked you to do a hula-hoop they actually found to feature ball what get on stage until jokes and human resource additions. You and then you get the job at the dealer and then we become a supervisor to deregulate. One person who watch games and some places more so gave protection has definitely taken a backseat.
Twitter Decries India Intimidation, Will Press for Changes
"Says it plans to push for changes in india's. It laws saying it had concerns with regard to the use of intimidation tactics by the police. In response to enforcement of our global terms of service the company received a notice of noncompliance with the laws for failure to remove posts related to the government's covid nineteen response which could result in fines or jail. Time for twitter's india based executives india. Police also recently served a notice to twitter protesting labeling senior. Bjp officials tweets as manipulated
"bjp" Discussed on A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale
"I would also add your devoted wife and mother and of course i just wanna hear we know women around the world juggle tax on a daily basis. I would like to hear more from you though about all that yet. Juggling is is in the name of the game. If i did not have a supportive spouse in support a family. I could not have started it when i decided to run. That was the first conversation. People had been encouraging me to run for public office for over ten years and i resisted because they really didn't like politics. I thought it was dirty but i heard very famous indian woman. Speak at a conference in delhi in two thousand thirteen in november. Her name is near molasses that she was asked the question. However you in politics because she was part of the the bjp and in government and she's now famous minister in india but she said in response to a question about. How did you get into politics. it's so dirty. She said well you're women you know had to clean it up get in there and clean it up and so that was sort of an inspiration to me that politics may not be the worst thing for me to go into but especially in two thousand seventeen as a sauce and things unfold here in the state of michigan and especially at the dc level. I realized politics is local again. My father the english professor always told me all politics is local and it was very involved in local issues in local activism. And so when i decided to run we had an outpouring of support from everybody in the community who saw both within the local community the two communities that i represent troy and clawson the two cities but also from the indian community across the region. Now one of the challenges i face is the immigrant community does identify with me which is a blessing. And it's a beautiful thing. Because i am the immigrant story right. We come here. We work so hard and we achieve so..
Jessica France: MiLB Baseball Wife & Former Reality TV Star
"I am so freaking thrilled to have you on here. The last time we had her on, we were talking all about the fact that she had just got engaged to JP France off. And there was no baseball because it was during the pandemic and all the sports had been shut down. Of course, you guys know that Minor League Baseball was shut down. All last season. It's just recently, start up a couple of weeks ago. So so excited for just to be experiencing that with her husband. This year you guys recently got married. So, how the heck are you? And again, thank you so much for joining me today, especially after the freaking long road trip. You just did a week ago. Yes, it was a very long trip. I'm good. I'm, you know, just been working. I'm tired. Trying to get this place together and you can see boxes back there in the background. Yeah, I'm great. You know, we did move almost tomorrow will be a week that that we moved. Took a 8 and 1/2 an hour road trip from Louisiana, talk to everything up. Of course, JP was in spring training so long with me, and my in-laws blessed with the greatest in-laws ever. They helped me pack up my entire apartment, you know, stores and stuff away, and then dry the rest down here to BJP,
"bjp" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Staunchest supporters are angry with him a room. Doyle is a lawyer in India's most populous state, Leutar Pradesh. He's worked for Modi's party. A Jonah to party for two decades, Sir, failure boldly failure. This government has failed us. He says. I saw a patient die right in front of me. We are all on our own now. His mother in law had Cove it, he told local media. He took her from hospital to hospital in what by now is such a familiar tale here. Hospitals didn't have room and his mother in law died, not quitting material. I'm ashamed to call myself a BJP worker, he says. I'll never support Moody again. NPR contacted five spokespeople from Modi's government and party to respond to this criticism. One was sick with Cove it another said he didn't want to talk. Three others did not get back to us. The government has meanwhile been asking Twitter and Facebook to block certain posts criticizing its handling of this crisis. India's top diplomat, As Chai hsiang car has addressed some of the criticism when abandonment. It's a society very hard. There are questions there are arguments. There is a lot of second guessing. You know, you should have seen it coming. We could have told you so, etcetera. Start unique to Indian. He spoke to reporters in London on a trip there for a meeting with G seven foreign ministers. The trip itself raised eyebrows among some Indians surprise that Josh Shankar would leave India and such a crisis. While in London to members of his delegation tested positive for the Corona virus, and so the whole Indian team had to isolate and participate in those meetings, virtually which they could have just done from India. I haven't seen this kind of outrage since movie came to power in 2000 and 14. Milan Vaishnav directs the South Asia program at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington. He says. Moody's approval rating didn't budge when the economy shrank 24% last spring or during a border standoff with China, or even when Modi abolished much of India's bank notes a few years ago. But it has dipped slightly in the past seven days. It's the ferocity of the virus, coupled with what people perceive business management. As a lack of empathy. As a prime minister, who is usually leading from the front but seems to be receding into the background, which is surprising for a leader who has so centralized power here. Modi has been the most popular figure in Indian politics in decades. He is also a master of reinvention by Schnapps says, and the next national election isn't until 2024. Meanwhile, across India is shock turns to sorrow, Sorrow is turning to more anger. Ah political argument even broke out last week at a crematorium and guitar Pradesh between a family that had just cremated their loved one who died of covert 19 and another man there who interrupts and tells them off for bemoaning the government. Tries to convince them none of this is the government's fault. They all wave their fingers at one another. This funeral pyres burned around them. One.
"bjp" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Staunchest supporters are angry with him a room. Doyle is a lawyer in India's most populous state, Leutar Pradesh. He's worked for Modi's party. A Jonah to party for two decades, Sir, fail a dog ugly failure. This government has failed us. He says. I saw a patient die right in front of me. We are all on our own now. His mother in law had Cove it, he told local media. He took her from hospital to hospital in what by now is such a familiar tale here. Hospitals didn't have room and his mother in law died, not quitting material. I'm ashamed to call myself a BJP worker, he says. I'll never support Moody again. NPR contacted five spokespeople from Modi's government and party to respond to this criticism. One was sick with Cove it another said he didn't want to talk. Three others did not get back to us. The government has meanwhile been asking Twitter and Facebook to block certain posts criticizing its handling of this crisis. India's top diplomat, as Chai hsiang car has addressed some of the criticism when abandonment. It's a society very hard. There are questions. There are arguments. There is a lot of second guessing. You know, you should have seen it coming. We could have told you so extra. Start unique to Indian. He spoke to reporters in London on a trip there for a meeting with G seven foreign ministers. The trip itself raised eyebrows among some Indians surprise that Josh Shankar would leave India and such a crisis. While in London to members of his delegation tested positive for the Corona virus, and so the whole Indian team had to isolate and participate in those meetings, virtually which they could have just done from India. I haven't seen this kind of outrage since movie came to power in 2000 and 14. Milan Vaishnav directs the South Asia program at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington. He says. Moody's approval rating didn't budge when the economy shrank 24% last spring or during a border standoff with China, or even when Modi abolished much of India's bank notes a few years ago. But it has dipped slightly in the past seven days. It's the ferocity of the virus, coupled with what people perceive as mismanagement. As a lack of empathy. As a prime minister, who is usually leading from the front but seems to be receding into the background, which is surprising for a leader who has so centralized power here. Modi has been the most popular figure in Indian politics in decades. He is also a master of reinvention by Schnapps says, and the next national election isn't until 2024. Meanwhile, across India is shock turns to sorrow, Sorrow is turning to more anger. Ah political argument even broke out last week at a crematorium and Leutar Pradesh between a family that had just cremated their loved one who died of covert 19 and another man there who interrupts and tells them off for bemoaning the government. Tries to convince them none of this is the government's fault. They all wave their fingers at one another. His funeral pyres burned around them..
"bjp" Discussed on The Hedge
"The routes to each other in a way that really kind of prevents anyone from transiting. That path is not from within that regional space generally size the link that way but when you go about messing around to get traffic shifted around you could end up hitting that link. It could end up being the best path. And you can't really know that from the outside right you. You don't know what those links is like. You don't know you have any idea what's going on behind those behind those connections and why. They're there but an intentional part of the isp's like they don't want anybody to know that those kinds of links exist so that those policies exist within their organizations because then people could take advantage of it and they don't want to yeah absolutely late. I wanted to wanted to make sure i got. I just pulled this of that paper. When we ran this experiment it took us. It took me a couple of years of working on this do this but finally went to publish it was looking back. It was it was eighteen hundred or eighteen hundred eighty eight times. I tested the ability to do this. Across many parts of the internet in of that it was fourteen hundred sixty. We're successful in finding at least one alternative. Pack the seventy seven percent of the time filtering policies were it was possible for algorithm to find a new path. Seventy seven percent is pretty solid for people that otherwise have no hope of getting this. It has the ability to mitigate some kind of major attacker mitt. Some something that's going on upstream in it was the other thing or the mentioned as the average increase in latency was about a two percent increase. So anyone that's gonna tell you will. They're like again. Let's put the nail in the coffin. The best past that exists are not the best asthma points perspective and an. I had heard that so many times. I'm not really from operators but mostly from academia because they're like oh well that's all. Bjp works right and have you ever looked at the end of that before. Have you ever trace route and not best networking. Researchers won't say that. But you get these conferences were not everyone is a. There's like four other people for the research groups that really do. Bjp in academia in day know what they're talking about. But someone that says they do wireless networking tries to think about routing and the internet and say they can make parallels just. They're not going to have a background and experience out. Why we're doing we're doing on the state really dig in and understand every detail when you were. When you were designing your experiments did you. Did you confer with network and get their feedback. Yeah so we sent out We out basically announced that we were doing this every time we started new experiment. We announced the different hearing asses. We had to go through a process of approval from the for the experiment from peering. So it's tearing the usc dot edu and that was a number of operators. Have to say okay. This is a fine experiment..
"bjp" Discussed on The Hedge
"Now there's trade offs and if you block this kind of thing then you're actually blocking something that's really useful for diaz mitigation and for traffic steering and stuff like that but if you wanted to block it i mean how would you go about doing it. I mean the key. I wouldn't do anything about ninety six states. All you literally need to do at all you can do is one. You can yell and say this is stupid. No one should ever use there are there are nanak back and forth. I'm sure i'll get some. Maybe i listen to this. I might get some heat. I've already gotten before. It's we're not advocating for against the second thing you can literally just turn off. You cannot respect this. Bjp in your route decision process and not our paper explores widely lots of people. That just don't do this That's one but that doesn't mean that someone else else on the internet doesn't do this in we go over there. We steer your crop in move around. Causes the dos. And now you're affected by tertiary affects the third thing i'd say in. I mean it's the hardest thing you you both familiar. Standards committees is the internet. I mean it's great it. We just need better ways to to work with other people to steer traffic provide quality of service and there are like we talked about ways to do that. But that's the ultimate thing is as long as the internet is not working for everyone. There's always gonna be things that are going to be used to make it work for people at sign. Something like sob gpa or pass vector or es fees or I dread to say but bjp sak with solve this but beach be sick. I think is to headway. We haven't analysis in our paper where it bjp suck. Would you can actually still do this unless bjp was fully deployed which is also good. Paper sharing goldberg. It studied a lot alive. I on networking related research. Where even unless bgp's like is fully deployed. You can still do this. There's ways to tamper with the the that gets you can sell advertis- Like i said when you advertise a prepayment asi always put yourself in the other side so you surround the prevents by yourself. So that ensures that our way can't be by the way doesn't stop you because you're still originating it is really not built organism this office because it is in fact just using the protocol as designed in a way. That's just not apparent in readily straightforward. But but he i it as pure lock is another good example. That you guys that prior episode with tyler. Where more systems like that where. As is automatically Automatically the key you send emails share information about how your network is configured in how to stop peers ending militias things or downstream peers. Even can help mitigate these kinds of traffic rallying weirdness. I think i think sharing information is a big part of it but the internet culture between autonomous systems has grown up with no. We won't share anything ever because that secret sauce and we're actually giving people the opportunity to to hurt our business. you know. this is why you can't get a real. As peering map of the internet because like you said are thereabouts. That are hidden that. You don't see unless you take out other routes and there's might just be backup routes and they might just be something that's used locally or only intended to be used locally. I mean if you look at like. At and t. verizon they may have a connection between say assessment maryland and washington. Dc or something and they really advertise it..
"bjp" Discussed on The Hedge
"They don't just pick it for you know whether it's the most performance look at nuts like why anyone who thinks that the path you get out of. Bjp is the best path. Because it's the fastest. You would be surprised if somebody's academic staff. Have you never heard of hot potato routing. Have you never heard of copenhagen rounding and you've never heard of mashed potato. I mean seriously guys. That's what the whole game is with. These things is to is to route traffic to the best economic advantage. In fact i know provider. I know people still do this. But i knew of an edge provider who used to use a local preference in order to intentionally fill if they had a customer had four or five links upstream to them they would intentionally fell one of the links so that customer come back. We've got a. We've got an upgrade. This link is it's too big and it's like surprise doing that's awesome. Yep and you can't in day can't unless they asked them. Hey what is actually going on with your stuff. They're not going to tell you know. So yeah know. This stuff has everything to do with economics. Nothing to do with performance. Most of the time. That's that's just absolutely. But i guess what i was saying with the four hops so really in this design. You're actually pretty fine grain in the path that you can choose even if you don't understand what that path looks like you're pretty fine grain in it now. Of course you could pull the entire. Bjp table for multiple route servers. And that is hearing you build a path graph of who's connected to who and how often and where and stuff like that and you can try to get onto the you know the the the row that you chose based on what you build the routing updates and that's with our simulator did not i favor by it's not always effective in. There's actually a paper prior to ours. In two thousand fifteen us half pretending from the same testbed appearing to explore. What the difference in a routing table built routes first based on who's With pasok like with what you can actually find from poisoning on what you can actually discover new links in an experiment to we discovered that lots of length existed that you did not see particularly advertised when you try to make people use a different if it's if they shouldn't have another path based in the inferences Poison all the ones you think they have they might. They're literally new uncle. Come out of nowhere. Look that's a new path. I didn't know that existed..
"bjp" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Years ago. He thinks the city's vaccine campaigns for the UN housed or a good start, especially for people with underlying health issues. It would definitely be helpful because if you look at a lot of homeless people go through a lot of sickness is as it is right along. Nurses on the Minibusses will also offer primary care. New York lawmakers plan to repeal Governor Cuomo's pandemic era executive order requiring food to be served with alcohol it bars and restaurants. Last summer's order was meant to keep bar patron seeded instead of congregating with drinks. Some critics have said the restriction has hurt the food industry's economic recovery. The enemy, I see hospitality alliance calls the repeal. Common sense and says it wants to see the midnight curfew change and the ban on barstools lifted as well. Today, partly sunny near 87 degrees tomorrow showers likely and 74 Friday chance of morning showers and partly sunny and 69. The weekend looks good for heading outdoors 56 in Central Park. This is W. N. Y. C in New York. Hello and welcome to news from the BBC World Service. We're coming to you live from London. I'm James Menendez on we're devoting a significant proportion of the program today to the devastation being caused by the second surge of Corona virus infections in India, the country continues to break the grimmest of records. According to the health Ministry. There were more than 360,000 new cases in the 24 hours until Wednesday morning, the highest level seen anywhere more than 200,000. People are now confirmed dead from the virus. Although the real number is thought to be even higher, the government's under severe pressure for its handling of the crisis. It's now contemplating a lockdown of the 150 worst hit district's I'll be talking to a spokesman for the BJP, which controls the federal government to many of the state legislatures to that's in just a few minutes time. But first, let's hear from those on the front line of efforts to treat the sick. The doctors and nurses battling a shortage of beds, oxygen on drugs from Delhi, you'll get only my sent us this report. They wanted him out of the box and get Carnegie off. You must collect as much in the emergency ward of the Holy Family Hospital things a frantic Well, then, 60 patients are being treated in a room that would normally hold about half that.
How India Is Confronting Disinformation on Social Media
"Are holding elections this month. The party of Prime Minister Narendra Moody is trying to win control of some of the last bastions of opposition role to do that it is doubling down on social media betting the voters these days maybe influenced more by what's on their smartphones, then by the reality on the ground, but Social media is also where politics can sometimes cross over into disinformation as part of our series on fighting disinformation around the world. NPR's Lauren Frayer has spent the last year looking into how Indians are confronting it. Hard Mama Mama. At an election rally last month in West Bengal, eastern India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi bragged about the crowd. He dream, the man helicopter said. They're riding by helicopter. I couldn't see any free space. MODY, exclaimed. Officials from the prime minister's Barty, a janitor party, BJP. Tweeted out photos of massive crowds. The problem is that the photos were from an opposing party's rally in 2019 and the real footage. Promoters event actually did show some free space and a slightly smaller crowd, and all we had to do is just run. It was miss such that traced it back Swastika. Chatterjee is a fact Checker at Boom in Indian website The debunks fake news. Within hours. She traced the rally photos and tweeted out the correct once. But the damage was done. News outlets as far away as France were running reports of Modi's huge crowd Nice, Barris, fasting and troops. Troop comes crawling after so that's our problem. Debunking disinformation like this can sometimes feel like a drop in the bucket too little too late. The fact checkers don't have as many followers, his political parties and no politician in the world has a many followers is Moti his party invested in the digital world two decades ago before most Indians wherever online the BJP has always
How India Is Confronting Disinformation on Social Media Ahead of Elections
"Are holding elections this month. The party of Prime Minister Narendra Moody is trying to win control of some of the last bastions of opposition role to do that it is doubling down on social media betting the voters these days maybe influenced more by what's on their smartphones, then by the reality on the ground, But social media is also where politics can Sometimes cross over into disinformation as part of our series on fighting disinformation around the world. NPR's Lauren Frayer has spent the last year looking into how Indians are confronting it. Hard my body's heart of my money. At an election rally last month in West Bengal, eastern India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi bragged about the crowd, he dream man. Helicopter said they're Karaha to arriving by helicopter. I couldn't see any free space, MODY exclaimed. Officials from the prime minister's Barty, a janitor party, or BJP tweeted out photos of massive crowds. The problem is that the photos were from an opposing party's rally in 2019 and the real footage. Promoters event actually did show some free space and a slightly smaller crowd, and all we had to do is just run. Every was amiss such that traced it back Swastika. Chatterjee is a fact checker at Boom in Indian website The debunks fake news. Within hours. She traced the rally photos and tweeted out the correct ones. But the damage was done. News outlets as far away as France were running reports of Modi's huge crowd lice. Paris fast in Angel's drug comes crawling after so that's our problem. Debunking disinformation like this can sometimes feel like a drop in the bucket too little too late. Fact, checkers don't have as many followers, his political parties and no politician in the world has a many followers is Moti, his party invested in the digital world two decades ago before most Indians wherever online the BJP has
"bjp" Discussed on MMA Roasted
"Here's the thing though. I mean, you know, you know this guy versus an MMA fighter, you know, any other matchup it shouldn't even be closest what I'm saying? It shouldn't even be closed. The MMA fighter should be able to go in them and destroy him but to get the one guy In the worst position to win. I just think that I don't know. I was like, I'll tell you who smart whoever picked Ben askren to be the guy and asked him pick been a strong. He's the one who said no, but other anime Fighters also called him out. We're there other options. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, of course who have guys that were much better with her hands. He went with the guy that doesn't use his hands hardly at all. So I mean we shouldn't even be considering like the fact that this is at best even is garbage. All right, so. He's cutting off six months of hip surgery. How is that going to affect his training? I'm completely completely, you know. You yep to your back? You got no movement. You can't throw out a bunch, you know, cuz you you throw your you called punch your feet and your hips, you know, if you don't have any hit power stone or are black and there's no power off. You know, unless you're Mike Tyson LED pros from the app to you know, and the kids going to be Juiced out of his mind. Like people that I know I should have told me that these kids are Beyond using you know, Ben askren is like I mean, you could tell he's never he's never touched a steroid. I I don't like I was going to try to make another juice joke like a like a like a juice juice joke, but I couldn't figure I can work properly my head. All right. So BJ Penn got arrested again for DUI. I think it's a third DUI maybe as forth in Hawaii talked about this last time about hiring a driver and cutting this shit out. I mean come on Thursday. I think the problem is it's Hawaii. So he probably got pulled over another fifty five times and just let him go. Yeah. Yeah, absolutely and he he ran into the cop that didn't want to dead. What do we do how to I mean, how do we get BJP? Cuz I hung out with Japan. He's a nice guy. He's as a warranty. Very great guy. He's a good guy to get home and you just do them get brain, but you know, they've gotta just horsing washing and take your damn Uber everywhere, you know, criminy and foliage do it, you know, he does a lot for the state of Hawaii, you know, and you lock him way. You're going to Cripple that that Thursday I didn't think about that. He probably doesn't keep the economy going at least the bars. He listened. He's gotta keep to have to be one of those guys ought to have to sit behind the behind sit in jail for a few days to get his head, right, you know to get him to take him seriously cuz clearly he doesn't take it seriously yet dead. I mean, I hate to say that I I don't want it but I mean three times it's like maybe he does need to see just you know week or two in jail just to remind of a man..
"bjp" Discussed on The Hedge
"And today we are talking about a paper tyler wrote and presented at it was presented at nanna great <hes>. It will be presented at india says in february okay. India says in february cool about peer locking and flex ceiling. Bjp against route leaks is the name of it and so let's see so. Let's just begin with the beginning. Why did you write this. Yeah so i. I mean we wrote it so i have a couple of co authors <hes>. Are guys in my lab. Jared smith and our advisor <hes>. Max shoe card so just going. It's going to shout them out but <hes> <hes>. The reason we wrote the paper <hes>. The reason we did the study <hes>. Was there were some <hes>. Other bjp studies one from within our own lab that was a an attack paper that relied on as manipulation and bgp and another paper <hes>. <hes> had to do with <hes>. Hijacking attack and bgp that also used poisoning or <hes>. Path free pending. And so we were. We were running. Into some of these advertisements for these experiments <hes>. These previous experiments <hes>. Were encountering filtering and we wanted to look at where that filtering was taken place and lie so it it was a we. Were just trying to fill out an obstacle that we encountered in in prior studies. So what do you mean by your counter. filtering you mean like s pat filtering or the routes just weren't getting through someplace what's right so in general there's <hes> there's something called a path pre pending you can do. Bgp because <hes>. Bjp doesn't care what you say about is <hes>. Once you put it out into the fabric of the control plane it'll be propagated so you can do something called path pre pending where you tag <hes>. <hes> other is in the real path before your own in an announcement and send it out and of how loop detection works in. Bjp by gaining this as path or a foreign asean. You can 'cause people selectively to drop these route so in general except for the people who you want to drop these routes expected these these poison pass will be propagated throughout the control plane throughout all the different networks that make up the internet but what we found was sometimes they weren't. They weren't making it where we where we expected them to go and we were looking into wine. And i think. That's what i mean when i say filtering just these networks were not propagating. These poisoned path as we as we expected them to. Okay so that's interesting so when you talk about filters you weren't expecting you're thinking about things like no peer or just even community based filtering of some kind right or path right right or or we had done an experiment where we we made an extremely long advertisement where repented like two hundred ss or something like that and then and then you run into some like link filters and things of that nature but <hes>. We we we. In this case someone was actually filtering on the path. A it appeared. So that's that's what sort of what <hes>. What spurred the study okay and so you started studying just like why were these as being dropped like when you're trying to figure out the policy or you're trying to figure out i mean like what the policy why the why the operator in question might be dropping these paths or were you just trying to figure out like interesting just curious a couple of reasons. One is the odd to see in. Bgp it's kind. It seems like the wild west sometimes where you can put just about anything out there and expected to get somewhere and we were actually encountering filtering so it was interesting for that reason. Just wise this happening but <hes>. Yeah i think we had a couple of main thrust one. We wanted to see where the filtering was actually happening. It wasn't clear because of our <hes>. Points of observation on the control plane. You who actually was doing the filtering but it looked like bigger networks than the policy. Y what what about. These poisoned routes were were <hes>. Suspicious or triggering filters okay. So you move from that to thinking about route linking. How did that happen right. So we were investigating. Why these paths. Were being filtered. And i'm looking for different systems or or doing some research asking people some operators why they might be filtered and one of the things one of the reasons is that we heard was well because sometimes they look like route leaks. We found this system appear that was designed to prevent route leaks but the way it worked also also touched on. as paths so <hes>. We we kinda came into it from that from that perspective from first we were looking at why these poison pets being filtered probably because they look like route leaks to these systems. Were designed to
India opposition seeks probe into Facebook's ties with Modi's BJP
"Lawmakers in India WanNA question facebook about extremist posts on its platform. Several politicians there have called for a probe into the company and even suggested that facebook changed the management team at India operation. This follows a Wall Street Journal article. Last week that detailed what some facebook employees said was a pattern of favouritism toward the ruling BJP political party as well as Hindu hardliners. Here's our facebook reporter Jeff Horwitz. What our reporting found was that in a number of instances, facebook's public policy operation in India had intervened in ways that benefitted India's ruling party, the property of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. And One of those examples was about publicizing election related abuses of the platform that might have been tied to the BJP a another example of it was overturning or blocking a decision by facebook safety staff that some BJP lawmakers had been engaged in some. Olic hate speech against. The community and even though these people qualified facebook's own safety staff for permanent banned from the platform, they didn't get banned because of the political fallout concerns. Jeff says it's pretty significant that lawmakers are making these kinds of calls in India in particular a couple reasons I first is India is the largest market in which facebook operates in terms of number of users in terms population. And there and remotely. Kind of widely recognized to have very adeptly used social media to build the coalition to get himself into office in the first place. So there's kind of a sense that facebook was pretty key to his rise. In fact, facebook had previously trumpeted how great it was, how successful Mr Moody had been in using the platform. So the sense that there might be potentially some bias creeping in. Was I think pretty concerning to a whole bunch of both opposition politicians and civil society sorts. A spokeswoman facebook didn't immediately respond to requests for comment but the company has said that it prohibits hate speech in violence globally
Facebook faces heat in India after report on hate speech posts
"Lawmakers in India WanNA question facebook about extremist posts on its platform. Several politicians there have called for a probe into the company and even suggested that facebook changed the management team at India operation. This follows a Wall Street Journal article. Last week that detailed what some facebook employees said was a pattern of favouritism toward the ruling BJP political party as well as Hindu hardliners. Here's our facebook reporter Jeff Horwitz. What our reporting found was that in a number of instances, facebook's public policy operation in India had intervened in ways that benefitted India's ruling party, the property of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. And One of those examples was about publicizing election related abuses of the platform that might have been tied to the BJP a another example of it was overturning or blocking a decision by facebook safety staff that some BJP lawmakers had been engaged in some. Olic hate speech against. The community and even though these people qualified facebook's own safety staff for permanent banned from the platform, they didn't get banned because of the political fallout concerns. Jeff says it's pretty significant that lawmakers are making these kinds of calls in India in particular a couple reasons I first is India is the largest market in which facebook operates in terms of number of users in terms population. And there and remotely. Kind of widely recognized to have very adeptly used social media to build the coalition to get himself into office in the first place. So there's kind of a sense that facebook was pretty key to his rise. In fact, facebook had previously trumpeted how great it was, how successful Mr Moody had been in using the platform. So the sense that there might be potentially some bias creeping in. Was I think pretty concerning to a whole bunch of both opposition politicians and civil society sorts. A spokeswoman facebook didn't immediately respond to requests for comment but the company has said that it prohibits hate speech in violence globally regardless of the poster political position or party affiliation.
One nation, under gods? Indias divisive temple
"Off. Today India's Prime Minister Narendra. Modi. Traveled to the northeastern city of yoga which was hung with saffron flags and more than one hundred, thousand jobs. He came to lay the first stone of temple to Rahm incarnation of the Hindu God vishnu with believed was born in the city. This isn't the standard fare of a politician pressing the flesh for a photo op. It fulfils a promise Mr Moody made as a young politician to return to iota only when construction on a new temple began. Key. Speech at the dedication broadcast into the whole country he said the temple would be a symbol of unity that the weight of centuries and today. Agreement nation. Idea A symbol of unity. It is not the weight of centuries as Mr Moody and his BJP party see it goes back to the founding of a mosque on the site that was razed to the ground nearly thirty years ago. When we're talking about a Yoda today, we're talking about a very specific place just a couple of acres off the center of town where there was a great big mosque built in the sixteenth century and destroyed by Hindu activists in nineteen ninety-two. Alex. TREBEK's is the economists India correspondent based in Delhi the site of that former mosque is what's under contention? It's been the most controversial. Acre. In all of India. Ever since and the question is whether or not Hindus may bill the temple to Rahm right there and so how did things progressive since nineteen ninety two when the the mosque was destroyed how does that end up as a temple concentration today? It's been a terribly. Tortuous story through the courts after decades of legal stasis and very bizarre humiliation the supreme. Court. Last November, few months after Narendra Modi Wins, wapping reelection decides that the most crucial part of the ground ought to be given to the Hindus go ahead and build the temple that you've been clamoring for these decades. The court noted that the demolition of the mosque illegal in sort of compensation that no one appreciated very much allocated several acres of idle land outside the town to Muslims. In effect, the court just gave the Hindus white they had wanted and I mean the Hindu nationalists, the very groups that had clamored for the destruction of the mosque and eighty is a ninety S. And so what precisely is happening today then so today is the last of three days of the ceremony. Put. In which people most notably the prime minister are doing various prayers, offering ritual sacrifices, and so on. Around the site itself most spectacularly in the middle of all the Prime Minister Narendra. Modi ritually lifted into place the forty kilograms silver brick, which serves as temples foundation stone. Now it's consecrated and all its left is to keep on raising money and build the actual structure itself and what's the reaction been from Muslims about this this contentious building. You know in a way Muslims and everyone cares about civil rights and the secular foundation of India knows what to say no. One's happy about it. firebrand Muslim leader in Parliament Assadi. Noisy has criticized the prime minister going to a religious event and it's indeed striking that the prime minister should be there on the temple grounds with a bunch of priests and Politicos all mixed in as if they were a single class, it's shocking if you've been sleeping under a rock as India's changed in recent years and in fact, I was Struck that there have been no mass protests by Muslim groups either after the Supreme Court's decision last November nor today it doesn't mean they're happy about it. But at this point, the thing to protest, we talked a lot about Narendra Modi's brand of Hindu nationalism I. Guess This is kind of a pinnacle. Then for his aims I mean what? What does this mean for him and his party it is a pinnacle of sorts but I think it's more important to look at this as the end of a long first stage of Hindu nationalism. Movement. In India. We're looking at something more like a capstone than a foundation stone and at the same time this date August fifth was chosen for quite obvious reason. It's the first anniversary of this government very bold move to strip the state of jump in Kashmir India's only Muslim state a year ago of its status as a state and rule it directly from Delhi that was one of the main three goals that the Hindu nationalist movement had till. Now now, the third of those goals creating a uniform civil code that would bind. Muslim family law into line with Hindu and secular family law governs most of the rest of India is a less inspiring goal and it's been half accomplished. Already what Mr Moody is going to need in future is another another series of rallying cries like build the temple and where he's GonNa find them it's just not obvious at this point. So today's ceremony is is not a cause for for great triumph. This is this is not the the the end of this long road for the Jay he's hindu-nationalist goals and therefore mission accomplished. This is a triumph. Yes. By all rights Mr, Modi a good one to be taking the victory lap for his party is ideologically movement but that's also very backwards looking Mr Moody was elected with a terrific share of the parliamentary seats in two thousand fourteen in the first place. Because of these hindu-nationalist goals which attracted the devotion of his base, but because Indians were eager for change for economic development and good technocratic governance of a sort that he seemed specially poised to offer, there are various reforms for which he and his government can claim credit over the past six years. But there are many many more disappointments and in particular over the past two years say before the covid nineteen pandemic and then much much worse since it's begun, India's facing an economic crisis, it's every indicator is worse than they've been in a generation. So there's GonNa be a very strongly felt need. A week the opposition to come up with some way of rallying the country some nationalistic theme or series of themes to distract from the sort of impasse in India finds itself had economically this Hindu. Nationalist ideology offers no guidance towards what India's trade policy ought to be say or how environmental law to be fixed or scrapped. They've got a steady ideology, but it's not tacked onto any particular policies at this point i. think that the government we have in place right now strong government but in dark turbulent times is going to be almost desperate to find something to replace the impetus with. Altogether, though these changes that have already gone through, do you think it chips away at the basis of modern India's government? The the idea that religion shouldn't be a part of it. Yeah I think that India as we know it maybe as an idea we almost to retire Mahatma? Gandhi. Still on on every currency note but this is not Ghandi's India anymore you might almost say that the the anti-secularist of one it's now very ordinary to see symbols of state power mixed with. Symbols of sectarian dominance over the hindu-majority expressing itself often revanchist terms, which is why this template a Yoda really does. Alex thanks very much for joining US Jason. Thanks very much.
Multicloud MySQL with Jiten Vaidya and Anthony Yeh
"More about the networking challenges for implementing a multi cloud database. So we used eight engy. Cpa's support VPN Address and BJP outing so appealing. Aws engineer was fairly straightforward but Uzun and support the BJP protocol. So we couldn't use the being raised so as we had to manually set up. The routes cleared firewall rules and forward the traffic from Manu Be Glaspie in so it was basically Im- by an metrics of like we had three brothers and four regions in each cloud provider. All with each other. Can you explain what? Vp appearing as BBC painting is basically it just? It's done that allows lousy route traffic from one in one cloud provider another club. Reuter BBC meaning virtual private cloud so the communication between two clouds between getting to to VPS's to talk to one another. Explain a little more detail why that was difficult. It's easier to route packets within the network boundary of a cloud provider. But now you're sending packets across loud providers and that's why you need. Vpn Gateways and be bit outing. I see and did you have to write your own. Vpn Gateway to route the traffic from one cloud provider to another Juicy support the Ajay. Bbn Get race but Azoulay doesn't so we needed to setup the routes manually grier Rules and forward the traffic from Amanullah Parisian. Ib to the classic VPN. How else do the different cloud? Providers differ from one another significantly. Their Communities Implementations Defer the maturity of the Coordinated Implementations Bicarbonate Implementations. I mean they're hosted community services have different maturity. Some of them work as advertised and some of them. We have to put in scaffolding to make sure that we are working on there. Flaking seizure like the Kuban eighties is a service platforms on the different cloud providers. Yeah by blood is the best I think is pretty good too it. We had problems with. How does the failure domain of Vitesse Change when it goes multi cloud so one of the previous episodes? We talked about how the tasks running on Cooper netties in a single data center can recover from failures handle failures. But I'm sure. The failure domain becomes much more complex when you have multi cloud scenarios. Talk me through. Some of the failure cases that you've solved for right with us. Conceptually affiliated domain is a cell and we mapped the cell to coordinate is cluster in a region in glower in we have sixteen different cells and each cell corresponds to urbanize cluster in a region in the cloud. So we have cloudy different cells. Four regions Antigua Bells outs so conceptually. Cell is the federal domain invictus. And the same is true in this declawed. Derision world even the cloud providers tend to think of vision as failure domain. It's a set of computing resources. I mean Ability zones which is yet another failure domain. Which is slightly more granular. That's how we deploy when we are deployed Vidana single region but when you have deployed across legions been deployed across cloud riders. We tend to think of a region in a given cloud as a unit of domain Anthony. You want to add anything. I would add that. Even in the cross cloud or multi region case we do still define each availability zone within a region as its own failure domain. So for example if you tell us to launch end replicas in region cloud one. We're going to do our best to spread out across the availability zones within that region. Maybe talk through the resolution of a failure that could occur. Let's say like I'm doing a right to the database instance on the cloud that's accepting rights and so I do a right and somewhere in this right. The entire cloud provider fails. What's the process of recovering from that failure? That cloud provider has received the right. How do the other clients or how did the other databases on the clouds identified? That failure has occurred. There are different types of failure scenarios that we recognize one is kind failure and one is bland failure. What plan failure is that? You know that this region is going to go away at one point in time for maintenance for whatever reasons that's harrys hundred British in a straightforward fashion where failure your bastard out of that region in either another region in the same cloud provider. Auden do originally different. The second which is more problematic is if it's a catastrophic failure with very little warning a whole region goes away. Your master wasn't a governor discussed which was in that region. So let's see what will happen rate. I is not the right itself will fail. The second thing that will happen is that we have a global at city cluster with members in different regions and if there was a member region when I say city parking lot at apologies so the member in that region will go away the second thing that might happen but because are multiple members which cleared that Corum. Today will still continue to respond and our operator detects that the master has gone. Antony will be able to explain it better than I do. I guess picking up. Richardson left off. You know he made sure to talk about the fact that we still have the ability to read and write to this at CD topology server and that's important for ensuring that vitesse can do this automatic fail over in a safe way while taking account for the fact that one region might be unresponsive. So there's a couple of different train offs you can make as a user you can choose different trade offs so one for example is you could say. I WANNA do. I let me think across clouds across regions. And if you do that then you can know that before you were told. Any transaction was committed it has been replicated to a different region. So if you sign up for that setting it means that you won't lose any transactions that reported to clients has committed the downside of that the reason it's a trade off because that means every right you have to wait for the year round trip to Go to a different region and comeback in report that it was acknowledged so the other option that I used have is to say. I'm going to roll the dice and say you know. If an entire region goes down I will abandon any transactions that got orphaned in that region and repairing somewhere else while saying you know if that region comes back up all kind of take a look at what transactions were orphaned in replay them as necessary and this rule choices actually the way that we chose to run at Youtube so we only did within a region or given cell and we said if it ever happens that we have to continue somewhere else where you will figure out how to replay transactions. During the time I was in this never happened and I think Subaru also has said it didn't happen while he was there because what we saw much more frequently was if not that an entire region suddenly disappears. It was more that you have degradation in our region wrapping up getting worse and worse. And so what we did is we just had policies in place to say as soon as the degradation gets passed. Some facial we will preemptively shift our masters over to a different region and that might be slow. Because maybe there's a network packet loss or things like that but we were kind of babysit that wait for it and then once out of that region we say okay we're safe. We have avoided the POSSIBILITY OF TRANSACTIONS BEING ORPHANED. So those are two different offs. You can make in a condition where databases get out of SYNC. You might need to have a voting procedure to determine a quorum. Can you give an example of when that might occur and how databases would communicate in that scenario to resolve an inconsistency so the way we run our system we don't use voting and according to figure that out my sequel has this concept of GD idea global transaction ninety as Antony described you have a master in multiple replicas and different might have replicated who are different extent? Also if you have semis? Implication turned on what that means. Is that before? The master says that something was successfully committed that the data who it read that particular transaction is guaranteed to be applica- somewhere else in logs. So all that needs to happen is that it needs to get over the network and it needs to get into the really log. It doesn't need to be materialized into the target database the latency required for that is Lloyd than actually getting into and into the database. Long Story Short. What we need to do is to talk to all the mccaslin figure out which -LICA- has progressed to the highest judy. Id which has jetties which is as close to the master as possible and the Jews that as the new master so this is something that is done post-facto after the master has gone down at mark for the transaction. So that's how we allied a split brain with semi sink turned on. We don't pay the cost of figuring this out for a transaction. We just do this at the title fellow or semi Turned on that make sense. It does and I'd like to change the conversation to actual production deployments. So have you put the multi cloud database into production for any particular users? Who are the people that would want to switch to this more aggressively from just a single data center? We have trials. Nobody is actually using it in production yet but I was telling you about this company in Japan who is interested in it. We are talking to them. They have created an account. I don't exactly at what point the trial is. Somebody like them would be very interested in it. We also have some conversations going on with government agencies early conversations who are interested in this and we destroyed this out about two weeks ago so but leaders yet totally zooming out talking about the business more. Broadly you've had some large customer deployments that you've worked with worked slack and square and hubs spot and Bolat of other companies and the overall business of planet scale is around this control plane that you can sell and license. How does the control plane that you sell? Compared to what the Open Source Vitesse model contains so let me just clarify that. Slacks squid Who HAVE DONE. The guest is for open source with us. We do provide support to slack and squad sport. We don't have a relationship with and what you said is exactly right. I mean we do want to provide vitas support for any company that wants with support because we want As Open source project we as successful as possible and we adhere to help the community. But that's not how we are going to scale the company so what we have built is basically the technology that we have built is this operator which allows us to create an API on top of coordinates that allows us to databases safely in single or multiple Clusters right that is like that. We have built. We have actually taken our operator and we have made a subset of that open source we will be doing an announcement about that etc pretty soon. And it's a pretty full fledged open-source Planet scale operator that will allow you to run with us well and safely in the cluster. It just doesn't have some features related to teams and Cross Cluster Federation and so on that Anthony talked about that our planet's guilty be operator has so the operator version that we use to run our own clusters we call that panicle debut so what we are going to scale the company on is this database of service that we are running as planet scale. Db What is coming is a multiple ways to apply planets. Guilty one of them recalled. Byu Okay which is your own Kubler. Cabanas where you'll be able to create custom regions by giving us access to your one of this cluster. You could use our control Blaine. But many said the pride actual parts get stopped at CLUSTER. So that the data never leaves your GonNa Cluster. We will also cream of Finance Kennedy. Beware weekly at a separate account for you. We can associated with your billing account and rerun awarding of Db In separate For you so that. You're not in Bite Environment
Is India becoming a Big Brother state?
"In India. Possible data is snowballing and people are calling for more stringent data privacy laws in response Narendra Modi's BJP led government has devised a new data privacy. Bill that is striking a different path. From Europe's general data protection regulation would GDP all however amid Watsa packing allegations against the government and the rise of facial recognition. Critics of this new. Bill say that it paves the way for a willion levels of state surveillance. Hit to discuss this with me. Is the FTC. Benjamin Parkyn down the line from Mumbai. Hi Benjamin I can you give us an overview of the data privacy conversation. That's happening in India. When did it I come to the foreground? The discussion really goes back about a decade. I suppose noticed when India started building the world's largest biometric identity scheme it's other program so essentially citizens would get a unique. Id that was linked to that fingerprint. So Iris Scan. So is incredibly powerful to and really help to streamline the delivery of government services for example vice minimizing bureaucracy but it was also seen as a dangerous too because there was so much intimate data collected in one place whether it was. You know biometrics nick. Thiel financial data and whatever else separately has been a really in many senses nearly unprecedented explosion of mobile phone use and Internet use over the past few years. I suppose China is nowhere else where hundreds of millions of people who previous had never used the Internet now have phones have facebook accounts. Talk accounts and a shopping. Whatever else definitely their friends. What do you think has been the catalyst for this bill in particular in two thousand seventeen? The Supreme Court in India ruled that citizens enjoyed a fundamental rights to privacy under the constitution that was largely a response to the other program but it created degree of urgency. Around this question of what to do all of the states what protections could citizens expect how could companies and others use it so a committee was formed than a draft personal data protection? Bill was put out in two thousand eighteen and in December the government the IT Ministry puts out a new draft at much change draft of the bill into parliament. So what does this data privacy bill? Acne prepares the bill is in many senses reminiscent of GDP although it's authors had envisioned it as inspired by GDP but taking a new path that would make more sense for developing countries. That's how they framed it. It contains all sorts of strong privacy protections but was also intended to help India's digital economy flourish on practical terms. It proposes separating out certain categories of data such as sensitive and critical personal data which will receive extra protection it has tough rules around. How users can process the data of children for example who had defined as anyone below the age of eighteen and it also has other provisions such as a right to be forgotten the ability to correct and erase your data online. If it's no longer accurate or whatever else so what's been the public reception than to the latest draft of the bill. You wrote that. The man who conceived and wrote the first draft has called it a Walian. Can you tell us why? Yes so. This is justice. Sri Krishna Rutan's who cream court justice. Who was appointed often that privacy ruling to help draw the original bill? He's been extremely vocal about the fact that he's disillusioned with it and that's because while in many respects it's even tougher on say companies than GDP. It gives the government a very broad brush to bypass the bill. Also the latest version includes this provision whereby the central government can exempt any agency from all provisions old privacy implications that would be introduced under this bill while Europe and lot of other countries provide a mechanism for say intelligence agencies to intercept. Communications will collect data. This is subject to legislative of the sites or parliamentary oversight as it was originally intended to in injustice Sri Krishna's bill and now it's not so his words. The government has caught lunch. Have you any sense of what citizens or civil society activists and even corporations have thought about this? Bill IS BEEN MIXED REACTIONS. If THIS BILL PASSES COMPANIES. Stand to have to deal with increased regulation. But I think even many of them recognize. This is a necessary step. However the government exemption which wasn't in the original bill has launched a lot of people particularly in the context of what is happening. India at the moment where they've been a little protests. There has been unrest in been a broader a debate about the state of civil liberties in the country the concern among not just privacy advocates but also people from the corporate world and all sorts of other is that this could backfire case it. Could you tell us you alluded to this? Could you tell us a little bit more about Moody's New Citizenship Law? The protests against it. And whether you're seeing instances over reports of surveillance and reports of people being critical of this sure so in December parliament passed a very controversial law suit provided a fos track essentially non-muslim religious minorities from India's Muslim-majority neighbors I Pakistan Bangladesh Afghanistan to citizenship. This was seen as undermining India's secular constitution it was seen as discriminatory against Muslims. Not least because there are persecuted Muslim minorities in some of these surrounding countries and it was also seen as positive ruled a agenda on the positive Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to promote internationalism. The idea that India is a home. Nine Hindus it's also tied up in concerns that Muslims could be subject to future scrutiny and insecurity in India such as separate plans for Roy Citizenship Registry. By virtue of this bill they would be more vulnerable to Rica cushions from that. So this bill has set off. Huge protests and the response by the authorities has been seen as very heavy handed that bidden violent crackdowns there have been killings the been mass arrests. But it's also put India's civilians capabilities on show for example in Delhi Police started to use facial recognition technology at protests. For the first time something that was originally intended to help find missing children has now been used to help monitor these protests and identify suspected quote unquote rabble rouses and others who are seen as potentially dangerous and this is in itself alarmed. A lot of people.
20 killed in violent clashes in India's capital
"Even though let's go to Indiana hospital authorities in Delhi have confirmed that twenty people have now been killed in the deadliest violence in the Indian capital for decades the clashes first broke out on Sunday between protest is in favor of a controversial new Indian citizenship law and those against it the violence has taken on religious overtones with Hindu and Muslim groups fighting each other the clashes have come during U. S. president Donald trump's first official visit to the country T. stat at satellites is from the citizens for justice and peace that's a human rights organization thank you for joining us here on Newsday what can you tell us about the violence that that that's going on there at the moment even as we speak he and the technician that he is not under control is beneficial it up to the night it should be used with a deadly police to check through to do its job what you're seeing in the daily in the national capital is a complete abdication of responsibility by the Delhi police it began as an insight for heat speech even more attacking peaceful protesters from the night of Sunday evening we have no idea why the whole ministry which is under the multi government which has to be at the police did not take adequate preventive measures did not stop them and got the Michelle from this insightful speech it was this kind of sloganeering BJP artistic forces attacked a dystopia we protested at jobs about it's close to the hotel is is a Hindu nationalist government of what many see a family I would call it talent nationalist and also benefit your words undermining the secular nature of India it senses around the citizenship amendment act it makes the act makes it easier for non Muslims from three neighboring Muslim dominated countries to gain Indian citizenship so it's seen as a move against Muslims you'll saying all all these protesters were doing was exercising their rights to free speech to say they were unhappy about this you're saying the police did nothing to protect them I'm saying that basically since December when he's gone to Washington extremely unconstitutional a man has been made into law and you don't hesitate to say this community that had been peaceful protests all over the country but beginning today you had at least fourteen locations and billion dollar China about that I think the forty protecting speaking of Felix since it is that's what I was going to be let in and one of the leading candidate scrappy Misha Sunderland dispensation leads them all in the debate make sure that these protests about the art out this this is ideological get it a fight that is not it is still going on right now but how I guess the question is with this many deaths happening how can us discuss and move on to a peaceful footing what needs to change that only you can only have a wonderful day if B. L. or minute she accepts responsibility I was in the army and I can get all these guys we had on the call given by may nineteen ninety three not acting fast enough yet our meeting cardinal Dr two thousand two three days too late if you don't understand why the army's not being called in Delhi police has lost six seats among the big three people have died you that actually stating the street leading into shopkeepers basically saying that it does this by the politicians techniques of doing the hosting issue but actually the people that you do not want this kind of politics if you think about politics yeah Michael body back to problems that you have frustrated BJP Addis's government is quite drafted by disputes with look at large you mostly lake amazingly broken the climate of fear that has been threatening to go get his twenty fourteen okay we will have to leave the system but do you think that you know we're going to have to leave the thank you for your time to stir a set of lads from citizens for justice
India's New Delhi heads to vote amid protests against citizenship law
"World service let's turn our attention to other elections now in India and to be precise daily with fourteen million potential voters are today casting their ballots for the state legislative assembly it's being seen to an extent as a test for the prime minister Narendra Modi's BJP it follows nationwide protests in December over a controversial citizenship law which critics said threaten the secular nature of Indian society the BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan is on the line now from dell aged just put into perspective a what's at stake potentially here Reggie I mean as you mentioned you in these assembly elections said there about the kind of state like control old daily they're all seventy seats up for grabs in the deli assembly in the party that wins the most seats will save as the chief minister service sort of equivalent to you a governor perhaps in the United States which we just talking about I'm saying this is a national elections but it maxes primarily in the my with ready because this is the first electoral text in a way all of the B. J. P. on the prime minister made these citizenship amendment act which of course is we reported a loss on the this program has led to protests across India and some of those protesters being focused he in Daddy what you had for example she he in Balkh way you had and hundreds and hundreds of women he's been content day and night protesting the citizenship amendment which they say undermines India's secular constitution also seen police finance as students in Delhi have protested at universities he said in many ways away this is a national issue that's become a policy of these local campaign local issues are also her being about these protests as well on on those local issues beyond that citizenship law what else of people being weighing up over the last few weeks well I mean I think the primary agenda for the BJP's campaign at least has been to put these national issues aren't the forefront and it's worth mentioning that well the BJP on that rental may be with hugely popular at one reelection in twenty nineteen is you know and that's what the board effectively in Delhi in terms of parliamentary seats in the state elections in twenty fifteen they didn't do very well the tool in the Altamonte me policy which is an anti corruption policy got sixty seven after the seventy seats in the arm out coffee is helping to maintain strong cold feet daily you also get back issues Gillian I mean certainly when it comes to the B. J. P. they've had a rule that becomes out to tennis in a way into a national campaign promise the mode the address to rally C. in Delhi I will say you are the home minister on the show all has been speaking at rallies at some of the politicians of many controversial statements yet he and if you know the chief minister of nearby look up her dash said that the protest is that she he balked should be fed bullets not only describe them as terrorists in a way that has been the predominant issue not just for a dental of course but in India but since you asked about the all the on the line concerns for people hate in Delhi will pollution has the one big issue here what is being done by you the assembly members on the state white politicians to address the huge levels of pollution that we see here in Delhi I don't say safety for women so let's see what they if you spray out will get the results which actually what happens the next week I'm couple questions maybe in this year Phil clock I mean I just wonder where daily is a C. T. fits with Marty citizenship law I mean we sold massive protests in all of the major urban centers obviously universities where a hot spot for protest against that piece of legislation I mean it how should we understand daily in the national picture is it more cosmopolitan is it likely to be more skeptical of that kind of appeal to the the Hindu price I I just wonder where it where it fits into that national picture and and how much the citizenship law will shape this current election in Delhi that's a very good question yeah the vast majority though even though this is a a metropolitan city the nation's capital vast majority of faces in Delhi are you I would be living and and yet poverty or white be living in the kind of affluent areas that that you know we kind of associate with the metropolitan city there are a lot of people even under privileged areas safe development actually is another issue I didn't mention to Julian just then which has become a big concern for dinner your question I've only just down and she he bawled actually I decided to check out the polling station back and all I can believe that the line that was going around the block thank you speak of that which is waiting to help to balance its two maybe three or four polling station this morning but she he dog was the one that just had a line stretching around men and women I might say and so in in you know that your question and not since they're all huge pockets of Muslim communities Hey in many ways is United to see a yeah he has become an issue about face away that you know Muslims are being discriminated by this little and set the Muslim areas I'll say drive through John mia milia which is an area whether it be not surprised test as well and they seem to be a healthy turn out there in terms voting today it has to those wages
As Modi Pushes Hindu Agenda, a Secular India Fights Back
"Thirteen people died in the in India this week as protests against a citizenship law will turn violent hundreds of thousands across the country have taken to the streets to oppose the citizenship amendment act which many say discriminates against the country's two hundred million strong Muslim population the move by prime minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government is popular among his supporters but opponents say it undermines the secular values of the world's largest democracy from Delhi on South Asia correspondent Rajini Vaidyanathan reports thousands of people have got the tape for another day some I think that all those awaiting Indian flags and holding some which they say democracy pages thanks you've come to a close the citizenship little Hannah is the real dissent against prime minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP government since he took power in twenty fourteen this isn't **** amendment act of as opposed to citizenship to legal immigrants from three neighboring countries focused on tumblr dash in Afghanistan but it doesn't offer those protections to Muslims eliciting a rated negative the message board right on to the motor India the bill comes been protesting every day entry way home for the populations under the age of twenty five it's in the student leading the coral sea change sign thank don't delight and Debbie can the fabric of the constitution of the the preamble dedicated student years ago the country hope and the possibility that they can differentiate between more than than other religions the voice is heard I see the government's trying to silence them hundreds detained as they tried to defy curfews mobile internet's been suspended in many places police have been accused of heavy handed tactics pleading shooting a protest is the citizenship amendment was passed last week of two days of heated debate in parliament India's home minister on the show defended the little saying you to for the safe haven repressed minorities we cannot it doesn't discriminate against any it's only a positive step for the communities what was that you did in Afghanistan Pakistan and Bangladesh Mr Charles also said he was to remain in every single illegal immigrant infiltrator is he calls them from India he's pledged to create a nation wide registered as citizens the NLC everyone would have to prove their Indian but in a country where many don't have access to documents there were fears genuine residents will be left off Yemeni idea from the center for policy research says he could leave millions of Muslims stateless if you don't make it to the registry if you are Hindu if you are seeking if your blood test if you're Christian if you are Jane the government will foster I guess citizenship you are protected if you don't make it to the registry and you almost slim your citizenship is open to question and you will have to prove it the government they can essentially treat you as illegal wishes Mansingh India's prime minister in the rent a movie do you still have huge support for his Hindu nationalist agenda daily a group of his supporters came out to defend the citizenship act hello to be but I think that is it is against the Muslims what is going on as it is for minorities in three different countries that Islam is a religion the foundations of India the bill on its secular constitution which guarantees equal rights the face but many fish the government's Hindu nationalist agenda is eroding fundamental
India, Pakistan And Prime Minister discussed on BBC World Service
"India and Pakistan both mocked independence days this week events dominated this year by renewed tensions about the disputed region of Kashmir India's prime minister Narendra Modi's trumpeted the decision to change fundamentally Indian administered Kashmir's political status and reduce its autonomy made about if this was real don't let not my silly dear Indians Jammu and Kashmir can become an inspiration for prosperity and happiness for the rest of the country it can provide a major contribution for the development of India we should work towards helping cashmere you celebrate their traditional way of life we should help the state blanket restrictions no internet no phones no schools were finally eased in Hindu majority Jamel not in the Kashmir valley Pakistan wants the U. N. to respond India says it's a domestic affair but will the leaders argue what impact is all this having on the ground in Kashmir the BBC's Gita Panday has been visiting the Kashmir valley for many years I asked her what it's different now the security clampdown this time is exceptionally huge also kind of clamp down it's something that I've not seen before this being a complete information blackout people do not have access to news the only way you can get news TV is if you have a dish and that's something that very few people in cash we have and the authorities if you go to them and you talk to them then they said no no there's no curfew but the fact is it's almost like a few and in fact if you are traveling around the city you would hear police and the security forces going around in jeeps and telling people that go inside your homes given the lack of information what impact has that had on people's attitudes and understanding about what's going on there's a lot of anger does a lot of frustration people said that it directly impacted their day to day lives I'm that nobody had bothered to tell them how to keep well how do they think it will impact the day to day life what are they fear is going to happen and I think for them the most important thing is a loss of identity because our many gosh metes in the Kashmir valley have believed that this is something that granted them some kind of a special status the other thing that there's quite a bit of concern about is so of course you know that once the article is revoked people from across the country will be able to go and buy land there and something that a lot of people were talking about is how this is a kind of a land grab attempt by India an attempt to change the demographic off the valley and bring in people from the majority community so they're all kinds of fears and tensions and stresses you know that people are feeling I'm not talking about key to the Kashmiri bureaucrat turned politician Shah Faisal responded to this by using the expression you can either be a stooge or a separatist now seeming to imply that the middle ground in Kashmiri politics has been disintegrated do you think there's any truth in that suggestion that people are being radicalized by this process well exactly to begin with you know what he said it's something that I've found extensively being repeated in cash me because essentially what's happened is that all the mainstream politicians including three of the former state chief ministers who fought elections in India who operated under the Indian constitution have been put under detention that's made a lot of people realize that you know the mainstream voices have kind of lost or sort of support and credibility because the separatist organizations those who have been fighting for it separation off catch me or independence of cash me out I have always said that India is going to be treat you right this is what people in Kashmir telling me and they were saying that you know and these time vindicated so this means that the moderate voices will not have much support anymore you mention the word the trial but of course we mustn't lose sight of the fact that for very many people in India especially those who support the governing party the BJP this is something that's being celebrated what exactly yeah and it's been extensively celebrated in not just by the people who support the ruling party but do you know across India to begin with them a lot of people who didn't even know that cash meet enjoyed some kind of for a special stock this right and the act has actually made a lot of people question why shouldn't you know why should someone have a special status and you know like as citizens of India you know all parts of the country are the same so no one should have any special rights just as no one should be you know like treated badly so I think there is a bit of that also I mean catch me is a very very emotive issue in India and there is overwhelming support for something like this right and I think the governing party that's what they were banking on that they would get support from Indians across the board for their move and they've got it the BBC's Gita
India's former foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj, dies at 67
"Minister Sushma Swaraj has died of a heart attack in hospital in New Delhi she was sixty seven years old so Raj was a leader of the ruling Hindu nationalist BJP and has served in prime minister Narendra Modi's cabinet for five years he said that her death was because of a personal loss and it should work tirelessly India's foreign affairs
Sky high expectations for Modi's second term
"Narendra Modi begins, his second term office this week after a landslide election win Justice sing discusses, what he must do to live up to the hopes of the armies of young people voted for him with Amy Kasmin. And Stephanie Finley we begin with the voice of one young supporter. The world should know that India has finally woken up. We are not sleeping anymore. And now we know what a right, who is the right person who is good for India. We don't think on communal basis anymore. We don't vote on the basis of costs on the basis of religion now, we would for the wlob India for development we vote for India and not a particular party who has always ruled India like congress, Amy, the sheer scale of his victory has surprised many. What is your assessment of Mr. Moody's triumph? Look, I think the scale of Modi's victory is down to really multiple factors. First of all the opposition was really an utter disarray. I don't think the congress party has really truly recovered from the battering that it received in two thousand fourteen I think, in terms of leadership. They didn't have a very clear electoral strategy. They were completely destroyed. Other parties were factionalized. So the opposition did not offer any kind of convincing alternative to Mr. moody, on the other hand, you had the BJP, Mr. Modi's party, and then crew ably well, organized, highly tuned, and deeply resourced political machine. They had a great product and Mr. Modi, he's a charismatic strong leader highly conscious of his image. And then behind him. He had this incredible machine with all its resources, Mr. Modi's government over the last five years had started a lot of social welfare, schemes they estimate that two hundred and twenty million people benefited from one Mody government scheme or another, this included things like distribution of gas, cylinders to people who had previously been cooking, highly polluting, cow, patties, or would door charcoal. They opened. Rnc accounts for millions of people they delivered toilets or funding for people to build toilets. There was funding for building low cost housing. Other governments have also had a lot of schemes in the past, but these were probably delivered more efficiently. But then the BJP party machinery was absolutely astute in maintaining contact with all of those who benefited from any kind of government program, and then the party with its machinery, reminding people who delivered these benefits to them and overall, Mr. Modi, just really projecting himself as the confidence strong decisive, and really one and only leader for India against a weak and fragmented. An unconvincing position led to essentially a massive landslide that we've seen really a historic verdict the first time in decades that any leader has. Two consecutive single party majorities on their own. Stephanie, you were at the BJP headquarters on the day election results came out. Did you get a sense that people's expectations from Mr. moody will be even higher this time? So the mood was just euphoric at the headquarters thousands of people had come they were dancing playing music, and they were thrilled to be part of what they saw as a historic moment for mister Mody. And also for India in there is Mr. moody, Ken deliver what the congress has failed to deliver in India for so many years, and many people repeated the line to me that it's only Mr. Mody that can take India from developing to developed country. Most young people were very confident that Mr. Modi could deliver on his promise to create jobs, and they said that Mr. moody gave them the motivation to get. Job, not necessarily that he would create government jobs for them. But they did expect that Mr. Mody would create a booming business environment that would take India into the future and them along with it. So Amy huge expectations. Tell us water the key challenges before him, the astonishing thing really about this election. What came as a surprise to many as the fact that in two thousand fourteen Mr. Mody had campaigned on a promise of reviving economic growth, creating millions of new jobs to absorb the young people in the workplace. In fact, Modi's track record on the economy is pretty patchy. And right now, there is actually a lot that needs to be dealt with India's economic growth is slowing down in the last quarter for which we have the data. It was six point six percent. There are some people who think the next quarter could be even slower that some growth may come in under six percent. So growth is really full touring and growth is critical because it's with growth that you get jobs, which are so badly needed. There's also serious issues in the financial sector these things called non banking financial companies. They're not really banks. But they provide a lot of consumer credit, which is driving demand and keeping growth going, but many of them are very, very shaky. One is already collapsed, if others collapsed, it will have an impact on the banking system because around five percent of all Bank lending is to these nonbank financial companies. The government's finances are also not in very great shape. The government wants to try to step up spending to try to revive growth. But in fact, they don't really have the fiscal space to do so tax collections of come in, well below expectations, and their plans for accelerated growth will be hard to meet given the level of tax collection. So there's a lot of stored up trouble. Meanwhile, private companies haven't really been investing in the Indian economy either throughout the whole term of the Modi government, and the banking system also has still weighed down with heavy non-performing loans. The question is really, what is the Modi government planning to do about these problems, because we haven't seen any clear indications of how they plan to tackle these issues how much they feel the urgency of the situation, Mr. Modi's foreign policy is considered one of the main achievements of his previous tenure, what are the issues confronting Mr. moody on foreign policy, and trade fronts, Mr. Modena's reached out to leaders across the globe. He's tried to avoid taking sides in some of the rifts that have arisen in the international system. Particularly rising tensions with the US and China. He's reached out to. Chinese president Xi Jinping. He's reached out to Trump. He's reached out to Japan's Shinzo obey. His tried to indicate India's willingness to be friends with everyone. I think I see a few challenges ahead, though, under Trump. America is really forcing countries into hard choices. For example, India has traditionally good relations with Iran, but the US has pressured India and other countries to stop all their energy purchases from Iran, because the US wants to put the squeeze in Iran. The US for longtime been rather tolerant of some of India's economic policies that make it tough for American companies to do business in India, and are seen as favoring Indian companies in the past, the US was willing to tolerate some of that from India because they thought India's a democracy. We want to encourage India to rise and grow strong economically so that it can serve. Some kind of regional counterweight to China, but under Trump, it seems like trade is everything and Trump will be more concerned about a twenty billion dollar trade imbalance with India than the long term, strategic interests of a stronger India. So the US is putting a lot of pressure on India. And this is a kind of a friction point, and generally, I think India is going to find the US is pressuring India to take sides and it's likely to get tough with India, Hindu nationalist vision of India has often clashed with secularism enshrined in India's constitution often during the campaigning heard that the election, this time was about the soul of India. Do you see any serious threat to India's diversity, this time around the idea that defined the first years of India in the decades after its independence, really as are related by Mahatma gone? Bundy and then his political heir job, Lal Nehru was that India was by its nature, a diverse pluralistic, multifaith society. The state was to be secular in the sense of not having a religious identity and not preferring. One community over another alongside that idea husband, another idea championed by the RSS formed in one thousand nine hundred five that India is primarily a Hindu country, it is clear that the BJP has been heavily influenced by this second ideology. In fact, the BJP was formed by the RSS to promote these ideas and carry this message into the political sphere. The election campaign, had a lot of costal anti-muslim overtones for many in the BJP one of the. Mandates for the BJP who's been elected to the parliament is someone who has actually been criminally charged with involvement of a bombing of a Muslim burial grounds where at least six people, including a young child were killed many were quite shocked that the BJP would put up such a person who still awaiting formal trial in connection with this case in the wake of his landslide reelection victory. Mr. moody did make a speech where he talked about. We want to win over the trust of minorities of this country. We want to govern for all, but I think given the divisiveness of the campaign while Mr. Modena's clearly made the right noise. You know, these conciliatory comments about winning Muslims trust, I think it will take more than one speech to reassure minorities, that they will be protected, and I think that it will be the actions. Finally that will speak louder. Than a few words. That was Justice. Sing took it to Amy Kasmin how South Asia bureau chief, Stephanie Finley, South Asia. Correspondent in Delhi? Thanks for listening die. Forget, if you missed our recent episodes on the proposed merger between fear cries Renai, Russia's attempt to foster hyme grown industrial champions will European parliamentary elections. It can find them all on the usual podcast, baffles.
India, Mumbai India And Narendra Modi discussed on Weekend Edition Sunday
"Prime minister Narendra Modi and his BJP party declared victory in this year's historic general election in India BJP is a Hindu nationalist party that wants to establish India as a Hindu nation, this makes for a difficult reality for the country's millions of religious and ethnic minorities, the largest being Indian Muslims run. You've is an independent journalist who has covered prime minister Modi since the early days of his political career. She's also a Muslim living in Mumbai India, and she joins us now via Skype, welcome to the program. Thank you for having me, Susan. There are many minority groups in India from Muslims to Christians to Jane's dollar. It's what is lifelike right now for these people as I call him a couple of months ago that life for Indian minorities, the nyc met in India right now because that into moldy in his last five yet dome has unleased kind of linked. Small in India that wants to establish a Hindu state lynchings on the street self Muslims allegedly eating beef, the president of the ruling party has differed, Muslim Muslims, still might and infiltrators migrants who need to be out. So that's the kind of sentiment despite the fact that his acceptance speech yesterday his dogged about an inclusive India, as somebody who is absorbed. Split to gutty. Mr. Moore does not walk the dog and Indian minorities that are read of his jacket God in hate crimes, and he'd speech. So that is apprehended is few amongst Indian minorities at this point of time. Muslims make up about fourteen percent of the population in the country of India yet. Just four percent of the representation in parliament. That is the lowest level in decades. Is this anti Muslim sentiment? You're talking about contributing also to the decline in representation in government. Absolutely. Because it's a full time in independent. India read the ruling party does not have a single Muslim Representative involement, despite the population of Muslims in India being one ninety million and that's speaks volumes on the kind of discrimination, you know, the government has all these of Muslims vase, BJP leaders have made scathing remarks with wisdom community that up a minister of China and unfair said that she does not need them listening to get elected. Listen, India have been under presented in with its sickle cell. This is with us in the armed force in the volcanic sources, because it is a sentiment of the government that do not encourage Muslims. Five Muslim candidates, especially with the anti-muslim sentiment in the country. So Muslims are at least presenting Indian movement is not the least fisa pricing, especially with business. Gene, this rise of populist, nationalist, right wing, governments. We see it happening all over the world in places like Hungary, and Brazil, Australia. What message do you think it sends to the world that India, the world's largest democracy? Is following the trend. I know the populist regime solid with void, but when the world's largest democracy, tries to follow that model. It ruins it stickler character that we've all been saying that if Mr. moody comes to father would be an attack on India's. Sole index notify the goal the list
Modi Wins In Landslide Election, A Victory For Hindu Nationalists
"Minister Narendra Modi met with leaders of his Hindu nationalist, Bharatiya Janata Party Friday after his victory in national elections, Mody met with his outgoing cabinet as part of a series of post-election formalities before it can be sworn in as India's. New prime minister the election commission announced the BJP one three hundred three out of five hundred twenty five seats in the lower house of parliament after the official vote count finished Friday. That's well beyond the simple majority of party in India needs to form a