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    [–] TIL Nehru awarded himself Bharat Ratna in 1956. Not only that, his daughter also gave herself another Bharat Ratna. namraka 3 points ago in indianews

    That's fine. And welcome to this sub, atleast I haven't seen you here before. I would love to see more people with views that are different from the norm here, especially from the minority communities and the south. Just remember, people like me can seem very rude here, but that is just behaviour that harks back to the old days of Reddit when there was no censorship and we just used to speak our mind. If your are used to randia's censorship and bureaucracy that might surprise you.

    [–] TIL Nehru awarded himself Bharat Ratna in 1956. Not only that, his daughter also gave herself another Bharat Ratna. namraka 2 points ago * (lasted edited 13 hours ago) in indianews

    So Radhakrishnan was President in 1956, TIL. Edit: So you edited your comment. Changed Radhakrishnan to Rajendra Prasad, good.

    From Jitendra Prajapati on Quora

    Once i read article on RTI Made by a person to know why did Nehru & Indira Gandhi recommended themselves for Bharat Ratna to the president? as mentioned below is the information received from the communication through RTI

    In the Government’s Home ministry website there is a note which says that the Bharat Ratna is awarded in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour.

    The recommendations for Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister himself to the President.

    And so I checked who the Prime Ministers were in 1955, 1971 and 1991 respectively. The PMO website claims that Jawaharlal Nehru was the Prime Minister in 1955, and Indira in 1971. That naturally leads to these questions:

    Did Jawaharlal Nehru recommend himself for Bharat Ratna in 1955?

    Did Indira Gandhi recommend herself for Bharat Ratna in 1971?

    Although the facts above make it obvious, I sent an RTI to PMO India. It took more than two months for PMO to reply this question. The reply to my RTI has been given at the end of this piece. One of my questions was whether the Prime Minister himself made recommendations of Bharat Ratna. The reply was in the affirmative. Then I asked them who got Bharat Ratna in 1955 and 1971. They said Nehru and Indira got it respectively. I further asked who recommended Bharat Ratna for Nehru and Indira and what were their achievements? To this question, they said there are no records for this. But because replies to questions 2 and 3 lead to the conclusion that Nehru and Indira recommended themselves for Bharat Ratna, I confirmed my doubts. I sent sent another RTI on 23 November 2013 to the President’s Secretariat with these questions.

    What was the exceptional service/performance of the highest order by Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi for which they were awarded Bharat Ratna?

    What was the exceptional service/performance of the highest order by Rajiv Gandhi for which he was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1991?

    How many politicians are awarded Bharat Ratna of which how many belong to the Congress party?

    Which Prime Minister recommended the name of Indira Gandhi in 1971 for Bharat Ratna?

    Which Prime Minister recommended the name of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1955 for Bharat Ratna?

    What are the procedures/criteria for recognizing exceptional service/performance of Bharat Ratna awardees?

    Jawaharlal Nehru was associated with freedom struggle. Political differences apart, there is no absurdity in awarding him the Bharat Ratna. But what had Indira Gandhi done till 1971 to be awarded with highest civilian award? The PMO in their RTI reply claimed that they have no information available on record about the achievements of Nehru and Indira. I just looked at the biography to find out the record of public service done by Indira Gandhi till 1971.

    Indira was born in 1917.

    In the 1950s, Indira, now Mrs. Indira Gandhi after her marriage, served her father Jawaharlal Nehru (then Prime Minister) unofficially as a personal assistant.

    After her father’s death in 1964, she was appointed as a member of the Rajya Sabha (upper house) and became a member of Lal Bahadur Shastri’s cabinet as Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

    Indira became Prime Minister in 1966; the Congress was split in two factions.

    She nationalized private banks.

    India-Pakistan war in December 1971 (it is unclear whether the Bharat Ratna recommendations were made before or after 1971 December).

    In her public life till 1971, I could not find any single notable achievement by Indira Gandhi.If serving as Prime Minister for a five year term qualifies for the Bharat Ratna award, why wasn’t this precedent followed for all the Prime Ministers of India? I am waiting for the reply from President’s Secretariat which I hope will clear all these ambiguities. “

    All the above communication is sufficient to draw our attention towards it.

    The President gives the award to the person the PM recommends. So technically it wasn't masturbation, but Nehru asked for a handjob.

    [–] Fire in the distance namraka 96 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in Unexpected

    No extra info in the source other than mentioning it is a gas station.

    Edit: Happened in Tajikistan. Thanks to /u/mini_thins for pointing it out. Google came up with this.

    [–] Fire in the distance namraka 283 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in gifs

    No extra info in the source other than mentioning it is a gas station.

    Edit: This happened in Tajikistan.

    [–] Motorcycle rider jumps across train tracks as police try to stop him namraka 444 points ago in gifs

    Guess I should have made it clearer in the title itself. 'Daredevil stunt motorcycle rider' or something like that.

    [–] Motorcycle rider jumps across train tracks as police try to stop him namraka 5896 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago) in gifs

    It was a planned jump, but was illegal. If you see the source video there were multiple cameras.

    Edit: Source video