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by sudarshan
05 Mar 2021 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 158
Views: 35198

Re: Indian Interests_2

X-post from politics thread. https://twitter.com/Abhina_Prakash/status/1367479872747016192 There has been a concerted attempt to delegitimise India’s anti-imperialist struggle and Indian nationalism. This is a very very important point. The core of modern India as nation, that got it's independence ...
by sudarshan
03 Mar 2021 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2525
Views: 230048

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

China keeps her students on a very tight leash for the most part. Most other countries which send students abroad, especially to the US, do the same. Those students come on funding from their govt. and their govt. gets to enforce contracts, where the student either pays back the funding, in full, or...
by sudarshan
03 Mar 2021 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2525
Views: 230048

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

As Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu and others face raid by Income Tax department, ‘liberals’ descend to cry vendetta https://www.opindia.com/2021/03/liberals-cry-vendetta-after-income-tax-raid-on-anurag-kashyap-others/ Hours after the Income Tax Department raided 22 locations linked to director Anura...
by sudarshan
03 Mar 2021 07:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 1642

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

See, first things first. What is this "hydrogen?" :-? Kidding :). I think Suraj san was kidding also? If you discuss food, you discuss calories, and then the chemistry becomes relevant there. And this is also an overall fitness thread, not just food. But then Bajwa's question wasn't about ...
by sudarshan
02 Mar 2021 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2525
Views: 230048

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Election time is a good time to remind that Dr. Patil has a new book (pub. June 2020), please to support. I had posted this before. It seems the kindle edition is free, but try to buy the hardcover edition. I had bought the hard cover edition as soon as it was launched. To be frank, I found the boo...
by sudarshan
02 Mar 2021 10:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 1642

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

There are other rules, don't know if they fall within maDi or are counted under some other principle. Like: * Even when storing, don't store cooked and uncooked food together, even in the fridge * Do not get certain ingredients/ raw materials wet under any circumstance, not even a little bit of wate...
by sudarshan
02 Mar 2021 08:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 158
Views: 35198

Re: Indian Interests_2

Gaah! Just trying to get the original thread title back.
by sudarshan
02 Mar 2021 08:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 158
Views: 35198

Re: Indian Interests_2

What happened here? Did some mod move a lot of posts from another thread? You left one thing, Indian kings had to take care of economics, while the invaders were only bothered about raiding and war booty which happened right up till Nadir shah. Even today Pakis want us to do the same, that's why def...
by sudarshan
01 Mar 2021 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2525
Views: 230048

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ Who does this suryag think he is, referring to other forumites as "goathead" :shock: . Election time is a good time to remind that Dr. Patil has a new book (pub. June 2020), please to support. I had posted this before. It seems the kindle edition is free, but try to buy the hardcover edi...
by sudarshan
25 Feb 2021 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2525
Views: 230048

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It's the street dog effect. Sometimes on streets in India, they bring an elephant which walks sedately along, collecting coins and showering blessings on the donors. The street dogs freak out each time, trailing along a respectable distance behind, barking their heads off. The elephant doesn't even ...
by sudarshan
25 Feb 2021 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2525
Views: 230048

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I am perfectly OK with this. The voting public needs to understand that Sardar Patel was NOT insulted, as the Liberandus are screaming (the same people who were happy to deny him Bharat Ratna for decades). In any case, Modi it too popular for this to make any difference. If the liberals are screami...
by sudarshan
24 Feb 2021 20:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 158
Views: 35198

Re: Indian Interests_2

I knew the above used to happen in the mid to late 1800's in India, during the time of Britain's opium wars with China. I had no idea it was happening as late as the 1920's and 1930's. Please correlate this with the reports of Hindu women drowning their babies in the Ganga, as soon as the babies wer...
by sudarshan
24 Feb 2021 20:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 158
Views: 35198

Re: Indian Interests_2

Reading more of Shri Sunderland. It is a shocking read. If your blood is too cold, the below will have the effect of bringing it to a gentle boil (assuming your blood is made of lead that is). Be warned, this is utterly shocking material. This was the situation in the early 1900's. All emphasis/ col...
by sudarshan
22 Feb 2021 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 158
Views: 35198

Re: Indian Interests_2

Maybe I misunderstood, I thought Cyrano was asking for material from Indians writing about their own times. Like contemporary literature, which gives a glimpse of living conditions and culture of the era. Not like history writers who were delving into the past? The foreign travelers for instance, th...
by sudarshan
22 Feb 2021 08:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 158
Views: 35198

Re: Indian Interests_2

Foreign travellers recounts of India are indeed quite interesting since they offer a comparative perspective of how India was at that time, as seen through alien eyes. I've loved reading "Veyi Padagalu" in Telugu by Viswanatha Sathyanarayana garu, which describes Andhra society of the 19t...
by sudarshan
22 Feb 2021 01:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8901
Views: 1042497

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Look at the responses from Goras (or maybe chini/paki bots) all saying that India is underreporting cases or cases are not reported blah. Smugness of the white folks is just mind blowing. Yes, India is underreporting cases by a factor of 5. India is also underreporting deaths by the same factor. In...
by sudarshan
21 Feb 2021 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 158
Views: 35198

Re: Indian Interests_2

Thank you Sudarshan ji for the pointer to Sutherland. Will look into him more attentively. ^ Sure! I came across his material quite by accident long ago. It was in my confused youth I guess, I confused his name with Jabez G. Sutherland. It seems the man I'm referring to above is "SUNDERLAND,&q...
by sudarshan
21 Feb 2021 07:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 158
Views: 35198

Re: Indian Interests_2

There have been foreign travelers in India in the past. Chinese Buddhist travelers - Fa Hian (around 200 AD), Hsuan Tsang (around 600 AD) - Fa Hian wasn't the first, nor was Hsuan Tsang the last Chinese traveler in India, but these are the best known. Arab Muslim travelers - Al Beruni (around 1000 A...
by sudarshan
19 Feb 2021 06:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 158
Views: 35198

Re: Indian Interests_2

I'm going backwards here, starting from the research, identifying the facts, and then selecting the most telling fact to be the primary response. The rest will be graded by order of effectiveness, and will form the core of the supporting details. It is said that when one puts technical details in bo...
by sudarshan
19 Feb 2021 06:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 158
Views: 35198

Re: Indian Interests_2

An excerpt from Sutherland's book, "India in Bondage": https://archive.org/stream/in.ernet.dli.2015.11542/2015.11542.India-In-Bondage-1929_djvu.txt The claim that the existence of caste is a reason for saying that the Indian people are unfit to rule themselves is supported by no facts. Bra...
by sudarshan
19 Feb 2021 05:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 158
Views: 35198

Re: Indian Interests_2

^ That does seem like a topic worthy of more research. In the meantime, even facts seem to change. The oft-quoted number for India's literacy in 1947 was 11%. Now the current "accepted" sources such as Wiki show India's literacy as 16% in 1941, and 18% in 1951. There's no real info on lite...
by sudarshan
19 Feb 2021 04:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 44198

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Ideally, what kind of algos would be on the wish-list for Koo to implement? We don't want clones of the auto-blocking, auto-delete, marketing-friendly, personal-detail-hacking algos that were introduced by Marcus SugarMountainus* and Jack Dorkey, do we? Talented folks could also consider joining the...
by sudarshan
19 Feb 2021 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2525
Views: 230048

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

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Sachin wrote:... So far I have not seen any political party having the guts to call for a surprise rail roko and then stand on the tracks :lol:.
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:eek: You were saying, saar...?
by sudarshan
18 Feb 2021 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2525
Views: 230048

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

You can aggressively "attempt" to defend your own, after first secretly throwing them to the wolves. Your heroic (but - alas - futile) defense will generate further momentum for the cause. It's a cynical game, which is hard for straight-thinkers to comprehend (yes, I comprehend it rather w...
by sudarshan
18 Feb 2021 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8901
Views: 1042497

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Active case count has been going up in India for several days now. The overall numbers are small (still less than 1.5 lakhs), but the trend is worrisome.
by sudarshan
17 Feb 2021 07:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2525
Views: 230048

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Can we do a FAQ thread for the usual brain dead questions that leftists keep asking and our potent answers for them with bare minimal irrefutable facts. Can start with the 'British saved us' propaganda. ramana - can we please extend this further so we can immediately react to latest leftists rants ...
by sudarshan
17 Feb 2021 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 158
Views: 35198

Re: Indian Interests_2

Ok, let me take a shot at “snappy (or snappy-ish) answers to stupid white-man-is-great questions” (as the late MAD magazine might have put it). “British introduced electoral democracy to India.” No, what they introduced was patriarchal feudalism with votes overwhelmingly restricted to male feudals....
by sudarshan
16 Feb 2021 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2525
Views: 230048

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

For now, use the Indian Interests thread (I upped it). Will post some material there soon. If we get enough, there might be value in gathering it into a separate FAQ thread.
by sudarshan
16 Feb 2021 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 158
Views: 35198

Re: Indian Interests_2

Up. Further plans are afoot for this thread.
by sudarshan
16 Feb 2021 07:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2525
Views: 230048

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

... The point of my post was that we need to do what is needed, and easy to do, in denying her credibility for what she claims to be—an environmentalist. Since making my post, I see that Swarajya has run an article on the love this self-styled environmentalist has for the cause of stubble-burning. ...
by sudarshan
15 Feb 2021 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2525
Views: 230048

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

AshishA wrote:Majority of UN peacekeepers are Indians.


^ Oh but you see, these folks don't believe in majoritarianism :). What a shame, I was all ready with my glass of cold water to watch the show, and now nothing. Oh well - why waste good water? Down the hatch! *Hic* :shock:.
by sudarshan
15 Feb 2021 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2525
Views: 230048

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

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by sudarshan
15 Feb 2021 07:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4449
Views: 895614

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

It seems the Bunglers now have a bigger nominal GDP than the Pakis. Has this been noted? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal) Bangladesh has a population of ~160 million, Pak supposedly 220 million (probably closer to 300 million). This would make Bangladesh between 30% t...
by sudarshan
14 Feb 2021 06:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1047
Views: 121486

Re: Non-Western Worldview

c. The British built your railways for you c.1. Sure, and the Chinese built your toys and gadgets for you. So be grateful to the Chinese, rather than cribbing that they stole your manufacturing industry. (This is not an idle point, as Suraj san explained in another thread - I'll try to find a link ...
by sudarshan
14 Feb 2021 06:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1047
Views: 121486

Re: Non-Western Worldview

X-post from canuck thread: +1008 to everything. Just last week I had the (dis)pleasure of speaking with another INO who was saying stuff like "British united india" and how india would've remain divided if it weren't for the british. I said would you agree that hitler helped Jews to establ...
by sudarshan
14 Feb 2021 06:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8681

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

+1008 to everything. Just last week I had the (dis)pleasure of speaking with another INO who was saying stuff like "British united india" and how india would've remain divided if it weren't for the british. I said would you agree that hitler helped Jews to establish Israel? That's a good ...
by sudarshan
11 Feb 2021 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2525
Views: 230048

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

sudarshan saar while this was indeed awesome, I still can't help but feel this is not enough. They very clearly broke Indian laws and defied GoI openly, they're indefensible and on the ropes so why let them off so easily. Atleast give them a couple years suspended sentences. Establish their crimes,...
by sudarshan
11 Feb 2021 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2525
Views: 230048

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ "Twitter leadership affirmed their commitment towards following Indian laws and rules. They also expressed their continuing commitment towards building their services in India. They have also requested for better engagement between Government of India and Twitter's global team." So what...
by sudarshan
08 Feb 2021 05:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2525
Views: 230048

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Smriti Irani not an option for PM? Lots of candidates may be able, but this personal connect with the people is what propelled Modi forward. Yogi might be building it now, I don't buy this idea that he will be perceived as "too Hindu" for the post. The same was said of Advani, until Modi c...
by sudarshan
08 Feb 2021 01:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2525
Views: 230048

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Ashish ji, I understand the sentiment, but the way forward is to do a combination of what Pliny the Elder complained that India was doing to imperial Rome, and what Swami Vivekananda truly did to the USA.

Again, better off in some other thread.

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