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by Keshav
29 Dec 2011 05:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 86420

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 06 Dec 201

The Ally From Hell (The Atlantic) http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/12/the-ally-from-hell/8730/ A great article about how the Americans are finally waking up to their governments connivance with the Pakis and how long they have been doing it. It very clearly lays out how the American...
by Keshav
18 Dec 2011 00:55
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30657

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

Just wanted to throw this out there: this thread really warms the heart. It's really amazing to see the cultural legacy of our ancestors still talked about to this day. All the varied stories, all the little cultural differences that happen from state to state. It's just mind boggling that all of th...
by Keshav
11 Dec 2011 07:03
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30657

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

Isn't there a new translation by Bibek Debroy of the entire Mahabharat in English? I think Volume 4 just released. From the reviews I've read, its the whole Mahabharat, side stories and all rather than an abridgment which I see everywhere. Also, its not written from the perspective of one particular...
by Keshav
25 Nov 2011 23:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 31 Oct 2011
Replies: 2844
Views: 87561

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 31 Oct 201

anupmisra wrote:
Pratyush wrote:Only in Pakistan

Pakistani woman kills, tries to cook hubby



Makes sense. Paki: The other white meat.


Hahahahahahaha. That was good. I had a nice laugh. Thank you.
by Keshav
25 Nov 2011 12:38
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30657

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

The interesting this is nowhere Ekalavya questions/blames Drona. Why should we? It is true that Eklavya never blamed or questions Drona, but none of us here have the same devotion to Drona that Eklavya did. We are placed in a position to think outside the box a little. Drona had every right to deny...
by Keshav
09 Nov 2011 12:58
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30657

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

and the write up in the First post which prompted me to search the link in the first place Who’s afraid of rightwing bullies? Far too many liberals If the author had turned this in as an essay for school, he/she would have failed outright. It has no thesis, no supporting statements... its just ramb...
by Keshav
30 Dec 2010 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 488810

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

I didn't know where else to post this question but hopefully someone can help me out. I am writing a story about post-apocalyptic India and would like to know what the ethnic breakup of Indian Armed Forces are (Army, Navy, Air Force)? So, what percent are Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims, Rajput, Maratha, Guj...
by Keshav
30 Jun 2009 21:19
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30657

Re: Dicussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

were there more than one kalidas ? As with any prolific writer (such as Shakespeare), there will be controversies surrounding the large number of great works composed in such a short time. As far as the modern citizen is concerned, I don't think there's any reason to doubt Shakespeare, Homer, or Ad...
by Keshav
30 Jun 2009 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Formation and Evolution of Pakistan : The Real Story
Replies: 443
Views: 36502

Re: Formation of Pakistan : The Real Story

This dicotomy of Iqbal is not really explained. Pakistan historians keep blaming the Colonial Britain for their loss and early history during Partition but carefully omit the history where Jinnah and Iqbal were loyal to British for the ultimate aim of securing their goals. They also do not mention ...
by Keshav
30 Jun 2009 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1949
Views: 217059

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

a_kumar wrote:Had to hint at the irony and haven't heard them praising Slumdog since then!!!!!


Will end OT after this but "City of God" is ten times the movie of Slumdog Millionaire and received ten times less publicity. C'est la vie.
by Keshav
30 Jun 2009 20:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 252004

Re: India-US News and Discussion

As long as there are FOB desis and older immigrants and their kids who wish to remain hindus, there will be no disuse of hindu temples. If those cities themselves die, then all bets are off, and that would be similar to the old abandoned churches in deserted towns. The fact remains that Hinduism ha...
by Keshav
30 Jun 2009 20:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009
Replies: 478
Views: 18577

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009

The question of the US being "equitable" in this case does not even arise and what the media say or do not say have no bearing on this equation. Ultimately, we do not disagree with each other. You didn't understand what I meant by "equitable" in quotation marks. America supports...
by Keshav
30 Jun 2009 20:25
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India
Replies: 1978
Views: 136084

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India

Alright Brihaspati, I'll play you're game.. to an extent. If you look at clinical personality profiles (that psychologists use to group people into specific psychological mindsets), there are four categories: Guardians Rationals Idealists Artisans In the rational category, there are four subcategori...
by Keshav
30 Jun 2009 20:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 252004

Re: India-US News and Discussion

Largest Hindu temple in US opens in Minnesota. Cost at around $10M and takes up 43,000 sq. ft. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/29/us/29hindu.html?_r=1 I wish they'd stop making temples and actually do something with the ones they already have. Once all the immigrant parents die, all these temples ar...
by Keshav
30 Jun 2009 20:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009
Replies: 478
Views: 18577

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009

You don't understand the foul game because you don't believe there is a foul game and think that the US is interested in "equitable solutions". My opinion is different and as I stated in my post I am wiling to bet my ass on my theory. Are you willing to bet your ass that the US wants &quo...
by Keshav
30 Jun 2009 07:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 252004

Re: India-US News and Discussion

Despite all of India's paeons to Urdu, it still doesn't get the recognition. I suppose you can't blame the media for being two-dimensional (have they ever told the whole story?), but I suppose that author looked up Pakistan and saw Urdu as the official language.
by Keshav
30 Jun 2009 07:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009
Replies: 478
Views: 18577

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009

I am wiling to bet my ass that this has definitely been done. I have no proof, but my certainty that a foul game is being played comes from the history of the subcontinent and the role of the US and China in Pakistan's nuclear arms. I don't understand the "foul game" secret, conspiracy me...
by Keshav
30 Jun 2009 06:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1949
Views: 217059

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Yeah. Looks like these old Indians think that they've become one of the 'superior races' since they are living there for so long. Reminds me of a Russel peters joke where his father used to say for other Indians in US- 'damn immigrants' and he would say to his father-'you're an immigrant too dad.' ...
by Keshav
30 Jun 2009 06:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 492552

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

Indian-held Kashmir:Grim up north These English would be more convincing if their occupation troops would leave Ireland and other places. Indians don't need the British to tell them that all is not rosy in the Kashmir. Two wrongs don't make a right and it's not for sure whether the wife and daughte...
by Keshav
30 Jun 2009 06:33
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India
Replies: 1978
Views: 136084

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India

RM, I was expecting you to counter my point with the only well known examples of visionary leaders in history who also drafted laws. These examples would have shown a common feature. In the western world and in Russia, these are Gaius Julius Caesar, (there are several other well known Romans, like ...
by Keshav
22 Jun 2009 03:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2012
Views: 175892

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

I just wonder if Japanese have even learnt their WW2 lessons? Racist to the core. They think they are civilized, but i doubt it very much. Reflecting on my travels in a large part of Asia, i reflect..India is/ has the necessary way. The only way to teach Asians pride, civilization and ethics. Once ...
by Keshav
22 Jun 2009 03:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 252004

Re: India-US News and Discussion

Pakistan will win war against extremists: Obama It's funny how the author spells out his name Barack Hussein Obama. Regardless, if Obama has so much faith in the Pakistani establishment, its possible that a lot of American intervention tidbits will come out if current "war" comes to an en...
by Keshav
10 Jun 2009 06:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 2861
Views: 199664

Re: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent

Brihaspati - The Islamic Ulema do not have to "shift" any loyalties - they have been and will remain loyal to their target of political Islam, and nothing in the existing Indian framework, forces them to commit and choose between Islamic nationhood and Shariaization on the one hand and In...
by Keshav
10 Jun 2009 05:40
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India
Replies: 1978
Views: 136084

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India

Basically therefore you see nothing really worthwhile in your society of origin, nothing cherishable and preserbale or restorable in essential terms, if you are a leftist, and you see many or most things worthwhile in your society of origin, or in its past currently deviated from, which are worth p...
by Keshav
10 Jun 2009 05:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 2843
Views: 279090

Re: Internal Security Watch

Gerard - I am always consistenly surprised at the high quality of articles you post. I don't think there's any real reason to doubt HT but I don't see any other newspapers that have corraborated this story. Or any reason why they would terrorize every other area in India but pursue development in on...
by Keshav
10 Jun 2009 05:17
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India
Replies: 1978
Views: 136084

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India

The theoretical need in the Left to justify clamouring for "societal transition" for the "better", therefore creates a persistent attempt to create values and norms or preferences that are in sharp contrast or contradictory to "existing values". I don't want to derail ...
by Keshav
09 Jun 2009 21:39
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65109

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

looking at the picture of a kushan prince above, the face looks more caucasus than mongoloid That doesn't necessarily prove anything. If you look at Chinese portraits of Turkish generals or even Marco Polo, you'll think he was Chinese. That community might have their own particular story, but this ...
by Keshav
09 Jun 2009 21:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1608
Views: 167338

Re: India-EU News & Analysis

vsudhir wrote:Deja vu anyone? Tough economic climes bring out the closet ozzie in a sizeble section of present gen eurogoras, apparently.


Oh! I just can't wait for World War III.

Heil Nederlande!
by Keshav
09 Jun 2009 21:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 2861
Views: 199664

Re: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent

The idea is to PROTECT IMs from their PI leadership, which inturn extends India's national security and interests beyond its borders. This whole post makes sense. I agree that incidents like Taslima Nasreen and Muslims with a liberal worldview have problems - it is certainly a blot on whatever &quo...
by Keshav
09 Jun 2009 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1949
Views: 217059

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

{rabid quote deleted} If people who were targeted have someone else to pick on, they always join in. We all did this as kids when the school bully decided to make fun of someone else for a change. Most people don't stand up to the bully despite their own experience, they're just happy to be part of...
by Keshav
09 Jun 2009 21:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stability
Replies: 997
Views: 81490

Re: Understanding the Great Game and role of India & Asian stabi

ramana wrote:What is PRC's grand strategy and where does India fit into that?


Normally, I would say business venture (or economic hegemony like the USA) but how many Chinese companies operate with India or in India? Besides manufacturing, I don't think there are that many.
by Keshav
09 Jun 2009 20:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 492552

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

Philip wrote:Brown on the brink as Labour is routed in the EU elections with even the unltra nationalist BNP party's Nick Griffin leader getting elected.


Scary, huh? They apparently picked up two seats which was way higher than they'd ever actually become.
by Keshav
09 Jun 2009 20:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009
Replies: 517
Views: 20053

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 16 2009

This guy is insane. SPIEGEL: Even today, you are one of George W. Bush's last friends. Al-Qaida leaders like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11, and logistics director Abu Zubaydah, were arrested and then tortured on Pakistani soil. In retrospect, do you consider this to have been an err...
by Keshav
08 Jun 2009 11:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 492552

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

Urgent comments from law experts required. Lord Tebbitt was the same guy who said that Indians in Britain should not be able to root for the Indian cricket team because they lived in Britain. While I think it was ridiculously harsh of him to call the courts enforcers "gangsters", I don't ...
by Keshav
08 Jun 2009 10:47
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India
Replies: 1978
Views: 136084

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India

aryank wrote:US,Israel,the West support a Hindu Nationalist government in India

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JhJCHtyS60


Crazy Jews supporting Hindu nationalists in India? It's like a reverse Malgaon! :mrgreen:
by Keshav
08 Jun 2009 10:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 2861
Views: 199664

Re: Future strategic scenario for the Indian Subcontinent

Why do people believe that high concentrations of Muslims in North India will automatically lead to shifting loyalties? Isn't this the whole Partition argument all over again? I thought Indians were past this... The communists might be a different breed but where is this distrust of Muslims coming f...
by Keshav
04 Jun 2009 02:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 309312

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

I was being sarcastic. Let them have all the probes, interviews, investigations, and what not - no Tamil in Sri Lanka or abroad who cared about the outcome is going to think that everything was fine and dandy for the civilians under artillery fire. Everyone with an IQ above mentally retarded knows w...
by Keshav
04 Jun 2009 02:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1949
Views: 217059

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

that no furore has been created to genuine acts of apartheid in the gulf where thousands of indian workers are subject to discrimination officially by law!A consulate the size of a canteen is serving 1.4 million Indians in the UAE....wehre is the foreign minisrty then....oh i forgot...that all the ...
by Keshav
03 Jun 2009 05:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1949
Views: 217059

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Yes no doubt a significant proportion of desis do irritate not only the locals but me too,often these guys switch on the music on loudspkr in the trains and speak loudly in their native language thus provoking an anti Indian-sentiment.Charity starts at home,so lets train these kids on such menial m...
by Keshav
03 Jun 2009 04:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 309312

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Mr Miliband is most vocal in this respect. He speaks of how the Sri Lankan leadership should behave at this juncture: “This is the moment to show that it governs in the interest of all the people of Sri Lanka, not just some of them.” He also wants the military’s conduct to be scrutinised, as too th...

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