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by Yayavar
29 Dec 2017 01:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1728
Views: 78046

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Al Kowarizmi Al Jabar translated Indian books and methods (also tranlsated Greek stuff). There were others too who talked of 'hisab-e-hind'. The basic contributions from Indian sources and their path through the Islamic world are noted in multiple books on mathematics (numerals/decimal system, algeb...
by Yayavar
29 Dec 2017 01:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4699
Views: 329958

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Real amazing!! Just saw the wikipedia article on rapid chess - Anand dominated from 1997 to 2008 (12 years), and is a winner again.
He probably is the greatest rapid chess player.
by Yayavar
23 Sep 2017 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 124800

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

So US is being considered having been challenged and put in a bind. What is in it for N Korea? What concessions does it get? Is Cheen squeezing it to take the risks, if so, what is Cheen giving in addition or not taking away for this service? US out of Pacific or Indo-china sea or Guam are for Cheen...
by Yayavar
23 Sep 2017 01:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 305742

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

Worth a careful read: https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/rabbits-world-maps-and-mahabharata-seeking-the-truth-through-tradition-and-science Rabbits, World Maps And Mahabharata: Seeking The Truth Through Tradition And Science Excellent article. Thanks for posting this. Good points in the article. One rea...
by Yayavar
23 Sep 2017 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 124800

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Arm oneself with nukes is a signal already out there. Saddam and Gaddhafi's souls are ever-tormented by leaving that out. The nuking of noko will actually say, even with nukes no escape unless have already at sophisticated level. What opprobrium has yoo-ess faced for the death of a million plus Iraq...
by Yayavar
18 Sep 2017 02:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 305742

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

^^there is a lot more to the human spread as in the link I posted than what you are sharing.
Even though there was a spread across it passed through the Indian subcontinent due to the ICe Age. The rest of the details are interesting too.
by Yayavar
17 Sep 2017 23:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 305742

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

As per my High School level understanding, the European view on History seems to be that any Civilzation anywhere in the world could have started only after the end of last ice age ie 10,000 years ago. At that time a portion of Europe was also habitable.But if Civilzation in India started at Ice Ag...
by Yayavar
13 Sep 2017 20:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3007
Views: 110506

Re: Positive News from the USA

Looks like Klinton ma'am has written a big memoir with lot of positives about all and sundry that did her in.
by Yayavar
13 Sep 2017 20:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 305742

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

I would first question whether Aristotle/others were actually the first to state earth was a sphere? Is there nothing in any pre-existing literature: the vedas and vedic literature, the puranas and Mahabharata (beyond the world being reflected on moon's surface)?
by Yayavar
12 Sep 2017 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 305742

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

As noted one can say he did not loose.. You stated earlier But win he did not in that particular battle. Am sure there were a few more words surrounding both statements and some context. A retreat to fight another day is not a win. It can be argued that it was not a loss which is different than cla...
by Yayavar
12 Sep 2017 20:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 305742

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

You tell me if Dunkirk was a win? and if so how? It was retreat but not a rout like in Haldighati. More casualties than the enemy too in both cases. Regarding rhetoric - you herr doktor are quite guilty of it many a time :). You are talking of retreat vs loss but the original reference in the artic...
by Yayavar
12 Sep 2017 20:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 305742

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

The Maharana won in the end. He beat the Mughals through guerilla warfare and head-on battles at other places and got most of Mewar back (except Chittor). At Haldighati though he had to retreat but without a rout. He had gambled but could not push through the advantage. At most one can quibble on w...
by Yayavar
12 Sep 2017 11:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 305742

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

At Haldighati though he had to retreat but without a rout. He had gambled but could not push through the advantage. At most one can quibble on whether that battle was a loss as he retreated to fight another day. But win he did not in that particular battle. Dunkirk was a tactical retreat. Or was it...
by Yayavar
11 Sep 2017 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 305742

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

The Maharana won in the end. He beat the Mughals through guerilla warfare and head-on battles at other places and got most of Mewar back (except Chittor). At Haldighati though he had to retreat but without a rout. He had gambled but could not push through the advantage. At most one can quibble on wh...
by Yayavar
31 Aug 2017 22:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 305742

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

I recently got a decent definition of "Dravida" from Prof. Girinath Jha, Prof. of Sanskrit, JNU: They who live near water. Absolutely nothing about north or south or black or white. Maybe ppl chewing the cud here should put in papers to that conference advertised above. Also, the word Dra...
by Yayavar
23 Aug 2017 23:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1000
Views: 72440

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

In an earlier report - iirc link from this thread - had read that col. srivastava changed the movement orders based on verbal instructions from his senior (Rawat?). And that is what might be harder to pin down and allow the higher ups involved to escape if guilty. They gave verbal orders and the low...
by Yayavar
23 Aug 2017 21:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 931448

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Indian media can go to any extent to sabotage Modi including running slanted stories. Tenzing Lamsang‏ @TenzingLamsang [Editor-in-Chief of 'The Bhutanese Newspaper' @thebhutanese] Distasteful, disrespectful & completely off the mark. Does harm at a delicate time. Commando journalism at its wors...
by Yayavar
18 Aug 2017 23:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 931448

Re: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

officials were pretty tough in the 1 child era. long needles with saline soln were injected into the womb. womb police were always out sniffing for violators http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/the-baby-girl-that-they-just-couldnt-kill-9263521.html first hand info of various things in 'Red...
by Yayavar
18 Aug 2017 03:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 124800

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Good find. Hopefully a lot more have been inoculated against the said virus ...
by Yayavar
10 Aug 2017 11:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 931448

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

When war is about to start - expect every channel to be reporting that. UndiTV is trying to attract eyeballj by sensationalism This came by on WhatsApp earlier this morning Meanwhile China has reiterated: भाई अगर अहमद पटेल और विकास बराला से टाइम मिल जाए तो हमारी धमकी पर seriously गौर कर लो मजाक नही...
by Yayavar
27 Jul 2017 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3480
Views: 393762

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Eventually we will get to ration-less direct allowance deposit model (for clothing it has already been in place for officers just because it does not come in DDM people cannot whine about it) ; is there a clothing allowance for commissioned officers? I highly doubt it but as you say not in news...b...
by Yayavar
16 Jul 2017 22:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 931448

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

There was a poster (RishiRishi IIRC) who told that BR is accessible in China. Is it possible to make a China specific thread for Chinese. Secondly is there any way of breaking great bullshit wall that blocks free flow of information. Hold on free and true information is biggest weapon China has. It...
by Yayavar
29 Jun 2017 06:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5049
Views: 305742

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

Would these arguments suggest kingships only emerged after man became vegetarian? So long he consumed fish and lipids and other meats he remained king less? All these arguments of the type no evidence for this or that is in the category :"Absence of Evidence does not imply ....." Man did ...
by Yayavar
26 Jun 2017 22:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 981
Views: 102224

Re: Indian IT Industry

ha ha! poor TCS sneaks in at the bottom. Is INFY higher sub-caste :D
by Yayavar
13 Jun 2017 21:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 226727

Re: Understanding US thread-III

jackson i hear implies 'indian problem' or was it relocation which meant large number of deaths, slavery support and getting texas off mexico, 'spoils' which is read as nepotism and perhaps loot etc. Adult suffrage was already in place when jackson came, same as all policies are still in place and n...
by Yayavar
06 Jun 2017 23:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 226727

Re: Understanding US thread-III

PC-ness Harvard -- UBji - what are you hinting at?
On the face of it it the rescinded admissions guys supporting sexual assault, child abuse, and other such things?
by Yayavar
18 May 2017 02:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 981
Views: 102224

Re: Indian IT Industry

^^didnt understand
by Yayavar
18 May 2017 02:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 226727

Re: Understanding US thread-III

It does not seem to be in Republican interests to pull him down. Their agenda is going forward even with all the tamasha. And if he does go down their agenda still advances as long as they can protect next election. It is for democrats to fight in the constituencies to do a better showing in midterm...
by Yayavar
17 May 2017 23:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 226727

Re: Understanding US thread-III

yeah, good point. That is where the democrats need to step in and name the congressmen and senators supporting these in their constituencies. Else it becomes oh! trumpcare(or whatever) issues will be fixed and move on
by Yayavar
17 May 2017 22:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 981
Views: 102224

Re: Indian IT Industry

What is AMS model?
ppt-giri, documnetation, papers, mailing lists -- You have to convince who holds the purse strings or keys to whatever you want.
by Yayavar
17 May 2017 22:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 226727

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Exactly! he is nominally republican but the republicans have been able to get their guy in SC, get the bogus AHCA a leg up, damage EPA and other pet projects going on his coat-tails. His going won't do them much harm if he goes early in the term and Pence or ryan get a free ride.
by Yayavar
17 May 2017 21:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 981
Views: 102224

Re: Indian IT Industry

kya baat hai Singha saar... It makes a lot of sense.
by Yayavar
17 May 2017 20:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 981
Views: 102224

Re: Indian IT Industry

There is BE in Software Engineering being offered now. I could not tell if it is an overkill for 4 years. It shares the base CS courses but then diverges to design methodology, testing, project management etc. Or is it better to still get a core engg (assuming CS is not an option) like EE/EI or Mech...
by Yayavar
17 May 2017 00:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 226727

Re: Understanding US thread-III

How else to prove '..have best intel' than by revealing it :)
by Yayavar
13 May 2017 02:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 981
Views: 102224

Re: Indian IT Industry

FOSS - someone still has to fund the engineers working on it. Big impact guys and many behind the scenes are employed by the Intels, IBMs, Huaweis, Microsofts even... it is an amortized cost across industry.
by Yayavar
13 May 2017 02:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 226727

Re: Understanding US thread-III

ha ha ha! That is a real good one.
by Yayavar
12 May 2017 23:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 510
Views: 46963

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

but isn't the summit over weekend - outside of working hours..
by Yayavar
10 May 2017 10:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 226727

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Last President to fire an FBI director: Bill Clinton From the linked news report: Sessions, appointed by Ronald Reagan, had been under investigation by the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility during George H.W. Bush's final year in office. Here's how The Times reported the fi...
by Yayavar
09 May 2017 21:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 981
Views: 102224

Re: Indian IT Industry

so will new kids joining colleges opt for other courses now? MEch, Electrical, Civil, Electronics, etc. etc. get a boost or is the focus still on computer science and its close variants.
by Yayavar
05 May 2017 23:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?
Replies: 510
Views: 46963

Re: Morbid Rubbernecking: New Korean War?

... Also, look at this Photo Essay, it is all about how Tough they are on people who take photos, how they Banned the journalist, but the point is, he got the photos out. Now look carefully at the photos. Are those people REALLY worse off than, say, ppl in Indian villages, after 70 years of Freedom...

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