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by csaurabh
31 Jul 2018 10:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 308152

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Hi, Where did you get this information from and how can I register? It is mentioned there pls write to Email : preethim (at) aeromag.in seminar (at) aeromag.in My question is why on earth is this information not available on a public website? Infact, I can't find anything related to this particular...
by csaurabh
31 Jul 2018 09:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 308152

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

http://www.aeromag.in/SliderImages/6142397117.jpg Aerospace & Defence Manufacturing Kumbh Mela update 5th Edition 9th & 10th Aug 2018 HAL Convention Center, Bangalore. http://www.aeromag.in/ADMS/623117540.pdf Hi, Where did you get this information from and how can I register? I can not seem...
by csaurabh
18 Jul 2018 17:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Public Services Snafus
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Re: Public Services Snafus

PhD programs in India Some of this seems blatantly abusive behavior but I wonder how much is true. From what I have seen of recent PhDs from India, there are extremely good ones (the usual ratio) but quite a scattering of extremely bad ones, esp. those who are 'faculty" in social sciences even...
by csaurabh
18 Jul 2018 16:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Public Services Snafus
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Re: Public Services Snafus

I don't understand. Why would you need to download Java? I filled out ITR online without needing to download anything. You just need to fill in the form online and submit. The process has got smoother over the last few years, as you even don't need to take a printout and sign and send anymore. Every...
by csaurabh
11 May 2018 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310896

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Academia and publishing has gone haywire.

This blog (check all 6 parts of it) documents the publication 'industry' and its malcontents.
https://mediocrityrulz.wordpress.com/20 ... -racket-1/
by csaurabh
07 May 2018 00:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310896

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Mahmud of Ghazni had to try hard for pushing Arabic in India (Punjab) To gain acceptability, he issued coins in Bi-Script (Arabic-Sharda), Bi-lingual (Arabic-Sanskrit) fashion http://classicalnumismaticgallery.com/images/products/AUC19/normal/108.jpg (courtesy: classical numismatic gallery, Ahmedab...
by csaurabh
23 Apr 2018 16:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1884
Views: 236073

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The point of having a fantasy-industrial-complex is to serve as more than a medium for societal and cultural constructs rather than religion purposes for communicating with newer initiates. The age of the initiate is unimportant to the people in charge of peddling the particular fantasy; though it ...
by csaurabh
13 Apr 2018 16:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Cambridge Analytica and Next Color Revolutions India
Replies: 112
Views: 10548

Re: Cambridge Analytics and Next Color Revolutions India

Just posting this rave-and-rant.. Leftist narrative about lynchings, communalism, rape and caste violence has become very strong. There is no doubt that some bad incidents like brutal rapes, murder, etc. have happened motivated by caste or religious agenda. This has been used to defame entire commun...
by csaurabh
30 Mar 2018 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2398
Views: 260156

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Downloading now.. Isn't there a good book by an Indian author? /disappoint New History of the Marathas, GS Sardesai. All the volumes are there on archive, I think. Thanks. Reading this ( and also the history of Ahom dynasty, etc. ) led me to the realization that feudal hereditary monarchy is a very...
by csaurabh
28 Mar 2018 18:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1884
Views: 236073

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

. WTF good is a Narrative under these circumstances? The only Narrative that most Indians take with them when they go abroad is that their dear co-Bharatiyas are out to rip them off and shove them in the gutter at any opportunity and the BS Bozos are out with their corrupt arrogance to make life ev...
by csaurabh
28 Mar 2018 07:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1884
Views: 236073

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Great post Rudradev. As Kati has mentioned, China is already spreading its diaspora far and wide so that it has better influence. While the earlier expansions were through war, pillage and loot, mostly under the flag of church & islam, now its more of knowledge based expansions. If more Indians...
by csaurabh
25 Mar 2018 18:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 308152

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Technology development of even simple things is not so easy as it looks..

http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/ ... as-cracked
by csaurabh
19 Mar 2018 07:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1884
Views: 236073

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Unless there is opportunity for R&D within India, the brain drain will continue. Western countries basis for R&D has been their military industrial complex, aerospace..etc industries. But since IAF, Army insist on purchasing foreign made weapons designed by foreign scientists and engineers ...
by csaurabh
17 Mar 2018 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1884
Views: 236073

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

We don't need more migration to the US, especially high tech/skilled people. We need them to stay back at home and develop our industries- which are genuinely ours, not MNC outsourcing. Yes, GOI and Indian society need to step up to it but we are moving in right direction. Quite apart from anything ...
by csaurabh
08 Mar 2018 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2398
Views: 260156

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

ramana wrote:Grant Duff.
It's there in Archive.org


Downloading now.. Isn't there a good book by an Indian author? /disappoint
by csaurabh
07 Mar 2018 17:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2398
Views: 260156

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Can anyone suggest me a good book on the Maratha empire? I can't seem to find any good one (in English).

Especially the Maratha history after Shivaji and wars fought with Aurangzeb. I already have a good book on Shivaji, title 'Challenging destiny'.
by csaurabh
24 Jan 2018 14:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2212
Views: 345475

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I do not understand what Modiji is saying about protectionism being dangerous. Indian industries need to be protected, that's a fact. This is even more true when it comes to military industrial complex such as development of LCA Tejas , etc. Combined with allowing 100% FDI in single brand, the govt ...
by csaurabh
22 Jan 2018 23:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2938
Views: 71235

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

Let me come to the defense of Shri Nishchalananda Saraswati ji. First, Thanks for posting the video. To understand what the Shankaracharya is saying one has to really understand our purusharthas/objectives and then understand that our systems of VarnAshrama were to meet those objectives. Many of th...
by csaurabh
18 Jan 2018 11:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2938
Views: 71235

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

This interview of Shri Nishchalananda Saraswati ji gives an insight into non western way of thinking about society and people's role in it. http://www.pragyata.com/mag/modern-challenges-to-an-ancient-civilization-449 He represents orthodox point of view. He doesn't beat around the bush saying that v...
by csaurabh
17 Jan 2018 10:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 1818

Re: Science fiction - Understanding and implications

With this in mind, it is instructive to explore some of the older science fiction that talks about the problem. "Player Piano" by Kurt Vonnegut is absolutely amazing and incredibly on the dot about certain things. Written in 1952, this book depicts a dystopia in which the only well employe...
by csaurabh
17 Jan 2018 10:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 1818

Re: Science fiction - Understanding and implications

Now I want to go into the topic of technology unemployment - ie. replacing humans with robots. This is now no longer science fiction. It is the Mother of all disruptions that is set to go off within the next few years. Automation is already hitting the IT sector hard, same with manufacturing, even i...
by csaurabh
08 Jan 2018 17:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 1818

Re: Science fiction - Understanding and implications

Keep in mind its not just about literature ( though that is an important part ). There's also TV, movies and video games. USA is dominant in all of them, almost to a monopoly. These may be more important these days seeing that these media have much more reach these days. The me-too bandwagoning effe...
by csaurabh
07 Jan 2018 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 1818

Re: Science fiction - Understanding and implications

I'd like to advance the hypothesis that consistently high quality science fiction (by 'consistent' I mean a number of authors writing/specializing in the genre) is one sign of the technological advancement of a society. It feels to me that the best science fiction tends to come from societies with ...
by csaurabh
06 Jan 2018 19:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 1818

Re: Science fiction - Understanding and implications

Continuing with Isaac Asimov - Robot novels. These are well known for Asimov's 3 laws of robotics. Although the stories are quite well written, I feel that like most western authors, he struggles with the concept of a soul or having consciousness/free will. The robots are constrained to follow the 3...
by csaurabh
06 Jan 2018 19:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310896

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Did IVC people bury their dead or burn them?
Can we reconcile it to Vedic literature?
by csaurabh
03 Jan 2018 13:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 1818

Re: Science fiction - Understanding and implications

It is instructive to look at 'trade' as it appears in the Foundation series. The foundation 'traders' strike deals with the elites of the underdeveloped worlds in return for small pieces of valuable technology for themselves. But they don't give out the knowledge that lies behind developing such a p...
by csaurabh
03 Jan 2018 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 1818

Re: Science fiction - Understanding and implications

I just reread the Foundation series. The storyline actually has the Foundation develop a 'religion' based on technologies, which it then uses to psychologically dominate other worlds. And the reason for technological decline is given as follows religious/mystical mumbo jumbo => decline in 'scientifi...
by csaurabh
02 Jan 2018 17:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 1818

Re: Science fiction - Understanding and implications

The Foundation Series - Isaac Asimov Novel series - Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation, Foundation's Edge, Foundation and Earth, Prelude to Foundation, Forward the Foundation This is a classical work of hard science fiction, and for me it was the gateway into a vast realm that I ha...
by csaurabh
02 Jan 2018 17:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 1818

Re: Science fiction - Understanding and implications

SFDebris, a website run by Chuck Sonnenburg is great source for finding and critiquing science fiction http://sfdebris.com/index.php His perspective however, is limited to the Western world-view, and I think we can improve on it by developing our point of view. Rajiv Malhotra discusses this concept ...
by csaurabh
02 Jan 2018 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 1818

Science fiction - Understanding and implications

A happy new year to all of you. This thread is meant for understanding the science fiction genre, its origins in the west, and how we can relate to them. Fiction is not something that is abstract and imaginary and only meant for enjoying/time pass. On the contrary, it has very strong influence on th...
by csaurabh
28 Dec 2017 09:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1642
Views: 138603

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Then again this is all BS. How can North Korea's top missile developers have assets in the US all this time? How could they have been THAT comfortable? Remember that the US used to ban interactions with the IITs under MTCR/SeetiBeTi? What, when? I find this hard to believe considering that IITs hav...
by csaurabh
18 Dec 2017 18:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 536510

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Mod Note: This post belongs in the Kaveri thread, not in the Single Engine thread. I have moved it there.
by csaurabh
18 Nov 2017 19:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 508034

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Bharat Karnad has talked about swarm drones earlier and when he said " IN THIRTY YEARS MANNED COMBAT AIRCRAFT WILL BE FULLY EXTINCT " ,it seems he was talking about this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQIMGV5vtd4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HipTO_7mUOw This is just the beginning ,in ...
by csaurabh
17 Nov 2017 09:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 508034

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Rope in IITs and other educational institutions if you need to. We don't have a lack of brainpower in India. Rakesh this topic has come up before and I have to point out, with due respect to our IITs that they are simply (currently) not doing the sort of advanced post-graduate work that graduates g...
by csaurabh
29 Oct 2017 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 308152

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Hi, does anyone know how to contact the 'defense innovation fund' ? They don't seem to have a website, and all I can find is news that it has been set up.
by csaurabh
18 Sep 2017 11:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310896

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Something which really bugs me about the AIT: According to it, the Aryans were a group of Sanskrit ( or 'Proto-Indo-European' ) speakers that came from Caucasus mountains region and brought their language and culture to the lands of Europe, Greece, Syria, Iran, India, etc. But only in India do histo...
by csaurabh
15 Sep 2017 16:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3714
Views: 185933

Re: Indian Education System

As per my understanding of ground situation in TN and Kerala, all kids were given 100% marks in school exams regardless of their performance. Maybe some of the really poor ones got 90%. This has been going on for a few years now.

Understandably this doesn't work out too well at the national level..
by csaurabh
04 Sep 2017 13:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Political Theory and Governance Models
Replies: 14
Views: 1588

Re: Indian Political Theory and Governance Models

Why do we have people who are appointed to roles but have no ( or little ) actual power? eg. President

Do other countries have such roles?
by csaurabh
12 Aug 2017 09:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3714
Views: 185933

Re: Indian Education System

Theo ji, a lot of time Made in India simply means assembled in India. Screw driver engineering.
by csaurabh
10 Aug 2017 18:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3714
Views: 185933

Re: Indian Education System

I really disagree, we don't need people with Solid Edge or other fancy 'CAD skills' . What we need is reverse engineering and technology business development (startups), and lots of it. These startups will need a mix of experienced people and younger, enthusiastic people. We need companies like Fanu...

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