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by sudarshan
19 May 2019 23:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 5549
Views: 377727

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Don't celebrate too soon. Only four days to go after all, please keep it under wraps till then. Till then, let Dilbu jinx-master have a field day (or four field days). It ain't over till the crazy lady (Bengali Begum) sings. Right now she's going "He's not my PM, I will wait to talk to the next...
by sudarshan
12 May 2019 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 5549
Views: 377727

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Having gained some insight into Modi's way of working, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if this radar business was another of his elaborately set and exquisitely timed traps. And if it really is a trap, I would expect that he'd spring it after a whole lot of congi motor mouths gleefully put the...
by sudarshan
11 May 2019 19:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 5549
Views: 377727

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Dilli liberal mafia can't digest OBCs/ SCs voting for Modi I am starting a compilation of MSM and its obsession with caste. Videos, tweets, etc. - I plan to make an extensive collection. These people repeatedly ask for caste when interviewing commoners, and some of the comments they make are :eek: ...
by sudarshan
11 May 2019 09:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 5549
Views: 377727

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Prof. Hari Om ‏@Prof_Hariom 12h12 hours ago Dear outraged Sikhs in Punjab, Delhi, Haryana & Himachal Pradesh, You one vote for the butcher of 15000 Sikhs, incl 3000 Sikhs in Delhi, in 1984 @RahulGandhi 's @INCIndia on May 12 & 19 would mean a vote for your murderer. Victory of INC in Punjab...
by sudarshan
11 May 2019 06:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 5549
Views: 377727

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Genius. Does he still remember to say "chowkidar chor hai?" This is what is needed - keeping these creeps on the defensive and reactive, rather than running around playing offense. Around the time when the Delhi rapes happened and the western press was gleefully running stories of "I...
by sudarshan
03 May 2019 03:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 5549
Views: 377727

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

... and that levers can be pulled arbitrarily, especially considering the person is on the Twitter platform, a location that's very frequently affected by fratting. Sir jees, fratting occurs on a smaller scale on BRF as well, with trolls provoking other members into unguarded responses and getting ...
by sudarshan
25 Apr 2019 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 5549
Views: 377727

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Interesting that the guy says "Bhasmasuri party." But but but... I thought Bhasmasur was the innocent tragic hero of the piece, who was shamelessly tricked by the scheming Mohini (just like their claims that Durga was a "commercial *** worker who entrapped the innocent Mahishasur.&quo...
by sudarshan
02 Apr 2019 06:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5238

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

Sir, I had read your posts on the "how to write a story" thread with great interest. I was actually hoping some of the snippets you had written got published as a full book somewhere :). I especially recall a snippet about a spy returning to a fortress after an undercover op and how the g...
by sudarshan
01 Apr 2019 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5238

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

I have self published.As per Amazon, 90% of self published books sell under 100 copies in year 1 and under 250 in all. Fortunately, I've touched 100 at the end of 7 days. Back then (>10 years ago) I did self publish also (rather, I got a house to create copies, which they expected me to distribute ...
by sudarshan
31 Mar 2019 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022
Replies: 65
Views: 5238

Re: Forthcoming Book - Two Front War in 2022

However, I currently intend to publish commercially (Amazon / Kindle), for the work to be taken more seriously and because part of the proceeds go to the Army Battle casualties fund, which I support. I would like to mail advance e-copies of the book to the BR community, so that the subject matter e...
by sudarshan
30 Mar 2019 23:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 5549
Views: 377727

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

How do I vote from the US ? In 2014 I had a chance to go back to India during election. But this time I can't . Can anyone post instructions ? Seems we're out of luck here. The Lok Sabha passed a bill to allow NRIs to vote by proxy. This bill was stopped at the Rajya Sabha. As of now, postal voting...
by sudarshan
19 Mar 2019 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 6361

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

Parrikar carried the zeal that had made him such an adored leader in his own state to Delhi but the workload in the MoD was enormous. So he would invariably wake up at 4 am and not sleep until 11 pm. The punishing routine and the fact that he worked all seven days a week (five days in Delhi and two...
by sudarshan
18 Mar 2019 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 6361

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

Om Shanti. Why do the good die young... The only thing I can think of, is that those who express their evil side are allowed to exhaust all their good karmaphala (so they live to their 90's with little trouble, but then they get it in their next life), whereas those who express their good side are a...
by sudarshan
03 Mar 2019 04:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 406843

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Rishi_Tri wrote:
chetak wrote:


Is it really needed to post pics? Description should do. Wg Cdr Abhinandan shall be high on Zihadhis hit list now including his family.


Please delete those pics. You are painting targets on those people. For heaven's sake not on BRF of all places!
by sudarshan
27 Feb 2019 09:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 132849

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

No wonder the Korpse Kommandos look like they ate at a Karachi restaurant. :rotfl: Dear Saar, I know I've dissed on your obscure jokes in the physics discussion thread (they made no sense to me in that setting), but at the right place and time, you are funny as ****. The statement from PRC seems re...
by sudarshan
26 Feb 2019 22:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 132849

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Fantastic job by IAF, hearty congrats..... i think it has not ended. There was more to it and will be more to it. Hope so, fingers crossed :). No no, no coup in Pak this time. Which army guy wants to be seen heading the country right now, and have to deal with Modi? They'd rather get Immy to keep t...
by sudarshan
26 Feb 2019 21:37
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 132849

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Fantastic job by IAF, hearty congrats. But somebody please tell me, what is this "ground assault" in the title of the thread? It keeps getting mentioned, but I'm not able to find anything on it anywhere. Was there an IA offensive somewhere as well? Reason I follow white media reports is to...
by sudarshan
15 Feb 2019 09:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 750
Views: 58076

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

What's wrong is this whole notion that we know the "ideal" temperature at which to maintain this planet, and that we need to implement some kind of global thermostat (at any cost - monetary or otherwise) to achieve and keep that "ideal" constant temperature. There is an ideal te...
by sudarshan
04 Feb 2019 02:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 265331

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

believe it, it's the most factual bit of the movie. :wink: Wow, for some reason I thought we had one casualty. Don't know where I got that from. It seems the total collection (including overseas) has crossed 260 cr. India is at 180 cr. And the line "How's the Josh" is now big time popular...
by sudarshan
03 Feb 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 265331

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Watched it (with SHQ)! Theater in massa was only 20 to 25% full, but that seemed to be true of all movies in that complex (maybe not a popular complex overall). Far from being grossed out by violence, SHQ was yelling "How's the Josh" the next day at me! No slick dialog like massa movies, d...
by sudarshan
27 Jan 2019 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2385
Views: 169229

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Hmm... I also see that there is a difference between 'thakkali' and 'tomato'. 'thakkali' is very much part of our food culture, being the tangy ingredient in curries such as sambar and rasam. tomato is a european vegetable that is used to make ketchups. And did you know that the Cows in India (Bos ...
by sudarshan
26 Jan 2019 07:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 265331

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Take her. Tough but ladies have to suck up the harsh reality too.let her see the plight of the poor girl Its they who mostly advocate aman and compromises Please do tell SHQ that when it comes to verbal surgical strikes on you, there is no dearth of violence. :rotfl: Their apprehensions are well pl...
by sudarshan
25 Jan 2019 18:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 265331

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

SHQ is kind of queasy. She knows terrorists deserve it, but too much violence, and she'll gross out. Would it be too much for a female viewer, do you think? If so, I might have to go by myself.
by sudarshan
21 Jan 2019 20:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2385
Views: 169229

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Lilo ji, you might want to edit your post as well. I did think twice before posting that, guess I should have thought thrice :). Nothing wrong with what I posted, just that, as you pointed out, it would be counter-productive in this particular thread.
by sudarshan
21 Jan 2019 19:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2385
Views: 169229

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Seems like a big mobilization.

Edit: Removed some sensitive material. Sorry, Lilo ji, was just responding to Karan M's post, and I guess it went off on an unnecessary tangent.
by sudarshan
20 Jan 2019 23:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5125
Views: 371533

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

Sorry for late reply. Kinda distracted by all political drama going on now. Yes, human mind needs idols, but did our vedic ancestors used idols(moorthi)? That's where I am having problem with the whole story. If we observe IVC sites, we don't see any temples. They have public baths. I am firm belie...
by sudarshan
20 Jan 2019 05:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2385
Views: 169229

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

When performing puja, my grandpa would take a bath, wear fresh clothes, and then totally avoid contact with anybody (even the closest family members) till he was finished. None of us were allowed to even approach him, let alone touch him, and we would get summarily shooed away if we even accidentall...
by sudarshan
04 Jan 2019 19:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2385
Views: 169229

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Meenakshi Lekhi defends Sabarimala traditions in parliament.

Subscription site, and I don't want to undercut this site's finances by posting the article here. Swarajyamag is doing good work, and deserves to be supported.

Hope this is the prelude to some action.
by sudarshan
26 Dec 2018 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4094

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

Sudharsanl ignorance alert: Will Silapadhigaram, Manimegalai, civaka cintamani provide any Indian viewpoint? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manimekalai Beyond the parts of them that appeared in தமிழ் poetry in text books in School, haven't pursued them Also Tamizh Shaiva and Sri Vaishnava texts ma...
by sudarshan
26 Dec 2018 00:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4094

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

The relations between the Hindus and the Indian Buddhists were not always cordial. Its quite possible what you say may be true. But, in the end, the guy was just an uncultured cheeni who did not know enough to be thankful or even merely diplomatic instead of using such uncouth language to berate hi...
by sudarshan
25 Dec 2018 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4094

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

If he "sang for his supper," that means he was saying the things that the Indian Buddhists wanted him to say. Which means the bigotry was from India. But that point could be moot because it seems Hsuan Tsang wrote (or dictated) his memoirs at the request of the Chinese emperor, once he was...
by sudarshan
25 Dec 2018 19:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4094

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

JEM saar, this is what I wrote in the previous page of this thread: Now here's what I say - let's consider some possibilities: 1. Fa Hian and Hsuan Tsang were unbiased, but the translator was not. GOOD! This means that even this biased translator was unable to find anything in Fa Hian's or Hsuan Tsa...
by sudarshan
25 Dec 2018 05:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4094

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

We are talking about a Chinese interpretation of social milieu in India, written in Chinese, and then re-interpreted by a colonial interpreter carrying his own theological/civilizational baggage - and with no other frame of reference on which to draw upon. I'm not sure why we are taking these peopl...
by sudarshan
25 Dec 2018 01:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4094

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

These quotes on the wods "True Path", "Heretic" & "False" - are they yours or Fa Hien's? The words in backets (Buddhism & Hinduism) are they yours or Fa Hien's? You might get a sense of a distinct difference, because there is a difference between what the Buddh...
by sudarshan
24 Dec 2018 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4094

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

There's a problem with this approach, particularly in English, because the words "Hindu" and "Buddhist" are both primarily used in the English language (as well as other European languages over the last 3-4 centuries). In the time that we are referring to, presumably from 600 BC...
by sudarshan
24 Dec 2018 20:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4094

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

' http://sanchitakarma.blogspot.com/2013/11/majma-ul-bahrain-new-thought-to.html Sorry I didn't realize that references were not in the article that I posted above. I have posted the article again with the references to be honest I actually had to check them myself. Wrote that many moons ago. From ...
by sudarshan
24 Dec 2018 19:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4094

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

Here's one- in Bhavabhuti's play "Malati and Madhava" a Buddhist nun Kamandaki, living in a Buddhist convent, acts as a go between to bring the two main characters( both Hindu) together. A Hindu dramatist saw nothing unusual in portraying a Buddhist in a positive way. It speaks of peacefu...
by sudarshan
24 Dec 2018 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4094

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

I got several comments along the lines of "why should we examine relations between Hindus and Buddhists based on the words of foreigners, rather than looking at Indian accounts themselves?" Well, go for it, guys. This foreigner's account is all I know right now, and I've been waiting for o...
by sudarshan
24 Dec 2018 00:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4094

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

Sudarshan, not to divert from the thread, but I had earlier written a article on this regarding Dara Shikoh and what he wrote called the Majma Ul Bahrain ; ie mingling of two oceans. Copies I believe are available online, for which you can readily delve into his mind of what he was thinking and wha...
by sudarshan
15 Dec 2018 19:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hindu-Buddhist Relations
Replies: 62
Views: 4094

Re: Hindu-Buddhist Relations

It will be instructive, to begin with, to record precisely when the terms "Hinduism" & "Buddhism" came into the English/French/German languages. Just before the Europeans arrived, I don't think the non-Muslim Indians called themselves "Hindus" and "Buddhists&q...

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