Did India do the right thing building a $400m statue?

Nov 2, 2018 114 Comments

Other countries are investing in future and we just made a gigantic investment in the past.

Oh and by the way, there are more statues on the way- https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/statue-of-unity-will-no-more-be-the-world-tallest-statue-after-2021-chhatrapati-shivaji-maharaj-memorial-shiv-smarak-mumbai-maharashtra-narendra-modi/307575



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TOP 114 Comments
  • Microsoft maverickk
    That money could've been used to improve the shitty infrastructure. You don't need to spend that kind of money to honor the past.
    Nov 2, 2018 10
    • Roku / Eng

      Roku Eng

      @ebay you should be sorry for your ignorance.
      Nov 2, 2018
    • And you should be sorry for your existence.
      Nov 2, 2018
  • Microsoft asterik
    Its a no brainer what the poll results will be, when it is hosted on Blind (a non Indian forum)

    Come to India to see the reaction of the general public.

    And if you really care and are unhappy with the current state of affairs, then rather than being a keyboard warrior ensure you have your tickets booked to come and vote.

    Hope you don’t mind spending some dollars for the country!
    Nov 2, 2018 13
  • Splunk Babadoom
    So you keep changing your profile name and start multiple threads on the same topic.

    You got a sad life, you have to find something better than that
    Nov 2, 2018 32
    • Facebook texter
      Seriously oath you are an asshole racist. People like you should just be killed, world would be a better place without people like you in it.
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Splunk Babadoom
      🤣 seriously come on you can do better than that.

      @texter don’t take him seriously, s/he is a nutjob.
      Nov 3, 2018
  • One-time 400m is nothing in a national context. America spends $45 billion in Afghanistan every year and it isn't even at war.

    It's not a bad idea as long as we don't build a dozen of them. It's also a morale and tourism thing.
    Nov 2, 2018 5
    • eBay / Eng

      eBay Eng

      Why did you click on me 😡

      So you’re saying because other countries spend their money poorly, it’s fine that India spends its money poorly as well? Great argument.
      Nov 2, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng se ma nem!
      USA can print the reserve currency of the world. They can afford anything. India can't.
      Nov 2, 2018
  • Amazon smack
    Non Indian here, but I have visited India many times. Seems to me there is a lot of basic infrastructure that is crumbling, especially outside the little tech bubble areas. I think 400m in India would build a lot of sewers, fix a lot of roads, upgrade a lot of power lines.
    Nov 2, 2018 7
    • Cisco FrankUW
      Well... do u have any logical argument to make? Thought so..
      Dint expect any maturity from a person who calls sardar patel fascist anyway...
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Microsoft engg
      @Hayran - you follow the pedophile Mohammed and believe his imaginations about what God wanted. You also believe in praying 5 times a day for it. That is much worse than what you think about this statue.
      Nov 3, 2018
  • Microsoft नूगलर
    A country needs right ideals to go ahead. India till now had been psychologically neutered by imposition of Gandhi and Nehru's pacifism, appeasement and leftism.

    For India to progress, it needs different ideals eg Bose, Patel who fought and accomplished big tasks in face of adversity. We won't go anywhere with the begging mentality of Gandhi, Nehru.
    Nov 2, 2018 7
    • Uber bcckgc
      The problem with selective hindsight ... Go read more history.
      I can claim
      India would be like Pakistan if not for nehru ...
      Nov 2, 2018
    • Microsoft नूगलर
      That's your leftist education speaking.

      Indian values in its core value education, progress, enlightenment, questioning everything, making gods out of accomplished humans (Buddha, mahavir), creating women gods, respecting every aspect of nature (sun, water, trees, even snakes) etc.

      In last 1000 years, these values got buried under islam, british, leftist influence. Indians lost confidence in themselves and their values. Finally it's being rediscovered and hope we'll unite and progress again.
      Nov 2, 2018
  • New Hayran
    We should not be idolizing fascist, this statue needs to come down.
    Nov 2, 2018 5
    • Splunk Babadoom
      Do you even know what facism means? You must be a communist/congress boot licker to call the iron man of India as a facist.
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Microsoft engg
      He's an Islamic fundamentalist spreading his hate for non islamic viewpoints.

      Indian Islamic fundamentalists are the worst, they feel pride in bootlicking Arabs/Persians and insulting their own country. A multi generation stockholm syndrome going on with them, where they are in devotion of invaders who killed/converted their own ancestors.
      Nov 3, 2018
  • Microsoft RadomId
    Second largest statue in China is hardly attracting any visitors. Was the statue an engineering marvel? No.. Anybody with $400mil can build similar statues.. This is built to satisfy Modi's ego.. Also Sardar had banned RSS in the first place. Poor BJP, since they don't have any legacy of their own, they are trying to appropriate others legacies
    Nov 2, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng massai
    The poll options are wrong. We should definitely honor the past, but not by building $400mn statues. We honor the leaders of the past by continuing & expanding their good work.
    Nov 2, 2018 1
  • Cisco / Design

    Cisco Design

    May be, but its such a lame boring statue. 0 creativity in $400 mil.
    Nov 2, 2018 0


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