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by nkumar
21 Mar 2013 16:52
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1240659

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

How does Modi even get past Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, etc. in his own party, let alone convince NDA allies to serve in a government lead by himself? Let's say he does. Of course, feel free to disagree only. Arjun ji, interesting dhaga and thoughts. Kindly build on further, moi will follow in ear...
by nkumar
31 Aug 2011 12:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 519525

Re: Internal Security Watch

Since the discussion going on is about the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case, I think this might be the appropriate thread to post this. Sometime back I came across this blog. http://indianintelligence2009.blogspot.com/2009/09/playing-with-nations-choices.html There is no way one can...
by nkumar
24 Aug 2011 08:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 150790

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Folks, this article might throw some light on Kejriwal. He comes across as a well-intentioned guy to me with end justify the means approach. http://www.caravanmagazine.in/PrintThisStory.aspx?StoryId=1050 Our "honest" PM is given some "nice" adjectives in this video...confirms wha...
by nkumar
12 Apr 2011 02:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 233119

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

: Baba Ramdev's campaign against corruption, which was seen as attacking the Congress and its imported President, had an explosive beginning on February 27 at Ramlila grounds in Delhi with a blood-curdling mammoth gathering of around two lakh people; but all major English newspapers and English TV ...
by nkumar
05 Apr 2011 20:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 140984

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

Which fighter will the Indians choose? Russian perspective..favours Mig-35 (no surprises there) A guy called, Robert A. Fritts , whose facebook page http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-A-Fritts/1850363295 says United States Army Cavalry/Special Forces/Civil Affairs · Jun 1980 to present Team Lead...
by nkumar
28 Feb 2011 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 283314

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9sKbwrLFG4 Some big names are tumbling out..speech is in Hindi, for folks not familiar with Hindi, following are the highlights. Vishwabandhu Gupta, former IT commissioner, makes some sensational claims. 1) His guys raided Hasan Ali in Pune and found 17 names on his l...
by nkumar
23 Feb 2011 01:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 519525

Re: Internal Security Watch

I didn't know about the role of CON party goons in Godhra train burning and post-Godhra riots...came across two articles, one from communal side and one from secular side...both suggesting the role of CON party in riots. http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/mar/25rajeev.htm ..................The Nehruvia...
by nkumar
26 Jan 2011 09:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy Republic Day!!!
Replies: 157
Views: 10434

Re: Happy Republic Day!!!

Happy Republic Day to everyone.

Jai Hind.
by nkumar
24 Jan 2011 22:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3371
Views: 223923

Re: J & K news and discussion

Also check this video where KPs organized at Jantar Mantar in Delhi to demand voting rights. By what the guy in video says, it seems that around 500-1000 people in Jammu also organized but they were lathi-charged. Did someone talk about state protection to KPs :roll:. They also have to fill out some...
by nkumar
24 Jan 2011 21:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3371
Views: 223923

Re: J & K news and discussion

Since folks are now discussing the "cushy" lives KPs are living, let us step back and see what happened to them and the so called cushy lives they are living. Sure, there are bright KPs who most people must have come across at some point but by and large the state apparatus cares two hoots...
by nkumar
24 Jan 2011 11:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3371
Views: 223923

Re: J & K news and discussion

Folks who are saying that BJP is in bed with Gilani/Hurriyat and nation is "yawning" at BJP needs to watch this video from a 400% secular, pro-INC channel (who subverted cash-for-votes sting and saved UPA-I). For people's reaction watch from 1:50 onwards: http://ibnlive.in.com//videos/1413...
by nkumar
18 Jan 2011 11:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 283314

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

I don't know how to post the pic here. Check out page 36 in the annexure of below link, it has pic of Rajiv Gandhi and on page 33, someone from the magazine confirms that the pic is indeed of RG. It shows RG had 2.5 million francs in a secret account. http://www.scribd.com/doc/6493724/Sonia-Gandhi-R...
by nkumar
23 Nov 2010 00:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 283314

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

I have seen a lot of techies in Bangalore jumping signals, paying bribes etc. But how is that the same techie when lands in US for an assignment doesn't indulge in any corruption or jump signals. It is the system that is put in place by GoI, local governments, bureaucracy that is all messed up and ...
by nkumar
22 Nov 2010 23:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 283314

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

OT but two more stories doing the rounds on scams: Lyngdoh PIL embarrasses Congress By appointing CVC chief who is tainted with corruption, INC played a good move. This was their insurance against future inquiries by vigilance commission. But the move seems to have backfired now. Former Chief Electi...
by nkumar
20 Nov 2010 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 283314

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

nkumar garu, Please do not take my response as criticism against you. I am just offering a different POV. You can take my posts to task if they do not make sense. People think that they are honest if they do not take money. But what about them watching others steal thousands of crores of public mon...
by nkumar
20 Nov 2010 04:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 283314

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

MMS is a like an honest leader of a bunch of thieves. Really :rotfl: Corruption is not limited to money. Some people like skin, some money, some status/recognition, some power, some left alone, yet some others want to do some good to their nation even at the cost of their souls... What does MMS val...
by nkumar
20 Nov 2010 02:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 283314

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

See how nicely Outlook manages to pin it on MMS. Wasn't he looking otherway because the money was going to the party? He is being set-up. MMS is a like an honest leader of a bunch of thieves. He is caught up in between. But point is MMS can't escape responsibility in our constitutional set up. He i...
by nkumar
20 Nov 2010 02:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 283314

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

The Truth Conditions ..... It’s a public relations disaster for the PM, admit Congress leaders. In the party, there are two views on how to tackle the problem. First, and this is the line most likely to prevail, is that the PM just needs to ride the storm. Some sort of mechanism will be agreed to i...
by nkumar
20 Nov 2010 01:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 283314

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

Role of Attorney General - G Vahanvati: Attorney general endorsed Raja decision NEW DELHI: Attorney general Goolam Vahanvati said the controversial January 10, 2008 press release issued by A Raja, which made crucial changes in the normal first-come-first-served policy to favour select companies, was...
by nkumar
19 Nov 2010 13:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 283314

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

More updates: Radia serves legal notice on Pioneer .... The notice asserts that The Pioneer’s report regarding corruption and manipulation in the allotment of 2G spectrum to telecom operators, in so far as it referred to Ms Radia’s connections with Telecom Minister A Raja, are “absolutely false, bas...
by nkumar
19 Nov 2010 08:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 283314

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

There are tons of tapes here, but not related with 2G exactly. http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?268069 While the Spectrum scam tapes have been talked about, what has not received adequate notice so far is the lobbying and controversy surrounding the division of gas between the Ambani brother...
by nkumar
19 Nov 2010 08:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 283314

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

One tweet from
http://twitter.com/pawandurani

Barkha badnaam hui , CON gress tere liye #Barkhagate

:rotfl:
by nkumar
19 Nov 2010 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 283314

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

^ Rahul Mehta scores again :(( ...... Arun Shourie pulled similar scams when he was Disinvestment Minister ...... . RM, I like your ideas, but you are not making your case any stronger by these wild allegations. Kindly substantiate the above statement with some proof. What scams you are talking abo...
by nkumar
19 Nov 2010 07:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 283314

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

It appears that our cleanest and honest PM might not have acted very cleanly in this 2G scam. There seemed to be some sort of arrangement between Maran and PM on terms of reference of GoM, but it was not exactly followed by PMO to which Maran complained and got it revised. Arun Jaitley, who is known...
by nkumar
18 Oct 2010 01:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 519525

Re: Internal Security Watch

Deganga’s Hindus abandoned by own It's over. Finished. Just waiting for this pattern to repeat all over the eastern region first - Asom is next right after Bengal, and then spread up the ganges and down the corommandel from there. The yindus in Debganga should convert to Islam and spare themselves ...
by nkumar
20 Aug 2010 04:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 411488

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

TOI also says this: Fudge to help N-suppliers caught in time Can there be more brazen and cheap behaviour than this ? Whom are they trying to cheat ? Who ever has done that should be caught. This should not come as a surprise. Current administration has least regard for institutions which are essen...
by nkumar
13 Dec 2009 02:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: RIP: Sad demise of BRFite Prof. R. Balasubramaniam
Replies: 65
Views: 11090

Re: RIP: Sad demise of BRFite Prof. R. Balasubramaniam

nkumar, Later can you post this thread on the obit page so his family can read about him and BR? Thanks, ramana ramana, I will sure post the link to this thread on IITK obit page. I will wait for a day or two for BRFites to express their condolences. I tried posting the below message on http://www....
by nkumar
11 Dec 2009 02:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: RIP: Sad demise of BRFite Prof. R. Balasubramaniam
Replies: 65
Views: 11090

Re: RIP: Sad demise of BRFite Prof. R. Balasubramaniam

ramana wrote:nkumar, Later can you post this thread on the obit page so his family can read about him and BR?

Thanks, ramana


ramana, I will sure post the link to this thread on IITK obit page. I will wait for a day or two for BRFites to express their condolences.
by nkumar
10 Dec 2009 09:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: RIP: Sad demise of BRFite Prof. R. Balasubramaniam
Replies: 65
Views: 11090

Re: RIP: Sad demise of BRFite Prof. R. Balasubramaniam

This is a terrible terrible loss, not just to Prof Bala's family, but to the Material Science dept of IITK, and to the nation. I am yet to come across a teacher/professor who was as energetic as him. His lab was one of the most productive labs, producing quality papers in material science, especiall...
by nkumar
20 Jul 2009 22:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 252102

Re: India-US News and Discussion

India bows , lets US monitor high-tech defence purchases :cry: :cry: :cry: Today, I feel like a half-Paki. What next, SOFA? And then feel like complete Paki in a Rent-a-State-Yindia. I am waiting for the chankian spin on this by the usual apologists of MMS (a great leader of billion people, no?). T...
by nkumar
26 Mar 2009 06:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 1307
Views: 160019

Re: Indian Interests

X-post If there is one video, which must be seen by every Indian, IMHO, it the following video: http://it.truveo.com/Where-is-India-in-the-Encounter-of-Civilizations/id/4157545531 It is a talk given by Rajeev Malhotra on - "Where is India in the Encounter of Civilizations". Below is the tr...
by nkumar
16 Dec 2008 14:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Reference thread - lists of terrorist attacks
Replies: 100
Views: 44109

Re: Reference thread - lists of terrorist attacks

We have been told time and again that terrorism began after 1992, lets see what happened 2 years before that in 1990. We have always been told to be sensitive towards Kashmiris, but can we for once see the sensitivity of Kashmiri Muslims towards Indians or Kashmiri Pandits (KPs)? I hope everyone wil...
by nkumar
03 Dec 2008 12:57
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 182602

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

Agencies squabble Now this is very disturbing. Jaitley is not the kind of guy who will falsely build up his case. “We have seen politicians getting into blame game. But it is perhaps for the first time that intelligence, security and other agencies of the country are squabbling to fix the responsib...
by nkumar
03 Dec 2008 12:32
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 182602

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

I don't know whether to cry or laugh at the response of jokers like MMS sitting in dilli. What's the point of sending demarches and asking for 20 most wanted from someone who has the audacity of carrying out such an attack? Diplomacy works when it is accompanied by overwhelming fear of force in situ...
by nkumar
03 Dec 2008 08:59
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV
Replies: 2097
Views: 182602

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - IV

Modi is next in fidayeen crosshairs Reports of suicide bombers in Gujarat doing the rounds MUMBAI/ GANDHINAGAR: After Mumbai, where will the fidayeen strike next? If intelligence intercepts and top police officials are to be believed, the next big terror focus is Gujarat, with chief minister Narend...
by nkumar
02 Dec 2008 08:58
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III
Replies: 1969
Views: 135667

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai - III

A story of survival, sacrifice and heroism from the heart...some of our 'friends' perhaps could learn bit of humility from this gentleman. Heroes At The Taj Michael Pollack, 12.01.08, 07:40 PM EST After a terrifying day, one eyewitness thanks his saviors. This video is another story of sacrifice an...
by nkumar
29 Nov 2008 04:35
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II
Replies: 1918
Views: 125830

Re: Terror Attacks on Mumbai-II

Did 24X7 channels give away commando plans? Vikram Sood, former chief of India’s Research and Analysis Wing, said lots needed to be self-censored. “It was horrific,” he said. “The terrorists would have got to know exactly what was happening.” The visuals were shown despite a Thursday night advisory...
by nkumar
27 Nov 2008 13:12
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai
Replies: 1912
Views: 103019

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai

manjgu wrote:"this is a fake encounter.. security forces are shooting at each other and killing people...." Amar Singh


Don't tell me that this is true?
by nkumar
27 Nov 2008 00:59
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai
Replies: 1912
Views: 103019

Re: Firing/Attack in Mumbai

This is it. As long as poor dhoti wearing yindoos were killed in streets, it was all fine. But this time they have targeted the influential elite, who are creating business, jobs in the country and who give crores of donations to political parties. This will be a game changer. IBN says pigs are look...

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