we appreciate your views as indian-canadian;hopefully we will strive to post comments about canadian politcal parties and its varied leaders.thnk you.
thank you s007 for your kind offer. the fact is that canada lies among the backwaters of international interests - whether it be politics, economics or sports. even the canadians do not get excited about the politics here. so kudos to your efforts to drum up interest here. thanks again.
however, what i would like is to post some pointers here for your benefit.
if you notice, my posting was factual and stuck to factoids about the bjp. i did not get personal about those who were advocating for bjp, for i respect them. it is their views that i challenged.
had you commented on those points that i brought, i would have appreciated your reply more.
i was presenting a viewpoint and the right tone of reply, in order to maintain forum decorum is to reply in kind. not resort to sarcasm or veer away from the topic in question. that is the proper etiquette that needs to be practised here.
and again, i think you misunderstood, another point of courtesy i made. i mentioned by 35 years in canada, in the context of decency and civility, which appears to have escaped your notice.
or after all, you and i are residing in the comforts of developed democracies and enjoying the fruits of its conveniences and amenities. we have deliberately chosen to avoid the lot of the indian electorate, re the quotas, the corruption and above all ineffective governments.
you and i do not have to worry about school admissions, power cuts, pollution, water scarcity, power cuts and those other incessant inconveniences of day to day indian living.
so, to me, i needed to qualify my statement, so as not to appear all-knowing or arrogance or appear to speaking from a pedestal.
this, i think, is the right thing to do. we, who live abroad for comfort reasons, need to show some humility and self constraint, particularly when opining on something so personally-indian as indian politics.
it doesn't matter what passport you hold. you are outside of india, and i think, that fact alone, takes away, some of those propreitory grudges, which living in india alone, can be owned. certain privileges are 'owned' only by those who breathe in india.
i would like to invoke once, again, what was mentioned by silver fox, in another thread today - that you might want to brush up web etiquette, especially in a community oriented forum as this.
this forum, in comparison to other forums, within our community framework, has been compared to a temple, as opposed to the other hypermarts.
i concur. for whatever may be my views, i have always tempered it, to put it in the context of this forum, as this is
the correct thing to do. this is broadly practised here, and it is what makes this forum unique.
i think, you might want to take some leaves out of postings of folks like nacchinarkiniyan, silverfox, foxfire or hariharan1972, as examples of what this forum matter should be like and how it should be presented.
i can understand that one can get passionate about religion and politics. but it would be best to remember, where to draw the line. this lapse of memory on the part of some folks here, has resulted in their expulsion from this forum.
and finally, i have this observation. something to do with quality vs quantity. as you are probably aware, we do not pay for the benefit of participation here - web services and disk space costs money and time.
i think, postings should be sparing and elegant.
there may have been instances here where attempts to restrict the number of postings by a person, in any one 24 hours. this may be more driven by an effort to reduce some unwanted decibels.
after all, should any one attempt to prove the old adage, that it is the empty vessel that makes the most noise. that too here.
let us all, before hitting the submit button, pause for a moment, and evaluate the relevance of our posting to the topic, and also limit its numbers, before it becomes another adminstrator's chore to censor us.
quality, i say, before quantity. any day. other attempts at cyber communication can be resorted to the use of gmail or hotmail.