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by sudarshan
18 Aug 2018 18:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

chetak wrote:And this is the very same guy whom we chased out of BRF??

Besh!! 8)


What did I miss? When did this happen?

Added later: OK, I did a post search and got caught up on it. Pretty unfortunate.
by sudarshan
13 Aug 2018 06:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 725
Views: 46351

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

What's wrong with just reflecting enough sunlight out until the atmosphere gets cooler? (i.e., reduce retained heat) What's wrong indeed? How about carbon sequestering under the ocean - anything wrong with that? What's wrong is this whole notion that we know the "ideal" temperature at whi...
by sudarshan
03 Jul 2018 06:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

Out of curiosity (and you would all understand that this question can't just be googled to find the answer), would or should evidence of the Islamic incursions show up anywhere in the Indian gene pool? Or does one have to look among the Muslim population to find this evidence? I understand that the ...
by sudarshan
19 Jun 2018 03:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

More on Rakhigarhi http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/haryana/no-rakhigarhi-migration-since-harappan-era-experts/606026.html From the above: Three years after digging out human skeletons from the Harappan-era graveyard in Rakhigarhi village, archaeologists have concluded that there was no large-scale...
by sudarshan
06 Jun 2018 18:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

Isn't Lord Krishna called Partha Sarthi aka Driver of Arjun's chariot (driven by 2 horses) in Mahabharta? Five horses. They are likened to the five sense organs, which need to be reined in using the reins (the mind) by the charioteer (the intellect), so that the soul (the occupant of the chariot) c...
by sudarshan
21 May 2018 01:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

Here's the contrary view. I can't find a corresponding publication/ paper, this is just a .ppt. But the guy seems well-published otherwise. http://www.tau.ac.il/~saharon/StatGen2010/PCA-pop.ppt This document upholds Cavalli-Sforza's original 1978 work, and stresses that while Novembre-Stephens do ha...
by sudarshan
19 May 2018 20:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

This is Vagheesh Narasimhan's interpretation, too. Vagheesh is also forced to interpret writing of Ramayana and Mahabharata sometime after 1500-2000 BCE in India, based on folk knowledge/memory of Indian continent, but written in Sanskrit (which OF COURSE existed only after 2000 BCE). When I brough...
by sudarshan
21 Apr 2018 22:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

Supratik wrote:This may help you guys.

https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/what-reic ... came-to-be


This is the kind of plain-language summary I was looking for. Thanks.
by sudarshan
20 Apr 2018 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

I second the humble request by somebody else earlier in this thread - can we please have a layman's perspective (just a line or two) of the summary of the genetic findings, and the case for/against AIT, based on the genetics? Please pardon me while I repeat what I have said in the past. There is a ...
by sudarshan
19 Apr 2018 06:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

What do they mean by lactose intolerance? When they say lactose intolerance is 66.6%, do they mean 66.6% cannot have milk. Surely, there are more than 44% of people in those cities that have been drinking milk. Nikhilam navatascharam dashathah (all from nine and the last from ten :)). It's a princi...
by sudarshan
30 Mar 2018 06:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

solam is maize, which came to India from americas post-columbian - right? and there is no tamill word in that list. i suspect a lemurian at play in that video. Got to agree. I didn't see a single similarity to any Tamil word in that list. I can post actual Tamil words for each of those items if you...
by sudarshan
16 Mar 2018 07:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

Nilesh ji, for those quibbling about "Oh,Arundhati had been ahead of Vashishta for X,000 years by 5565 BC, if Vyasa had really lived in 5565 BCE, why would He make such a big deal of A/ V?" Maybe an appropriate response would be: Why do people today keep saying "ghor Kaliyug," an...
by sudarshan
16 Mar 2018 07:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

Now, please tell me, the naked eye resolving limit being about 1 arc minute, is 9 arc minutes enough of a difference for a human observer, or not? I'm guilty of a little oversight in my earlier post. The RA difference between Mizar and Alcor is indeed 19.5 arc minutes currently, and (if Voyager, St...
by sudarshan
17 Feb 2018 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

Now, please tell me, the naked eye resolving limit being about 1 arc minute, is 9 arc minutes enough of a difference for a human observer, or not? I'm guilty of a little oversight in my earlier post. The RA difference between Mizar and Alcor is indeed 19.5 arc minutes currently, and (if Voyager, St...
by sudarshan
17 Feb 2018 07:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

https://www.seshmedewnetcher.com/blog/articles/86-dendera-light-bulb-explained Thanks, but please do include a little description of what the link is all about, with your post :). WRT the above - this Erich Von Daniken style of "I see a light bulb, so it is a light bulb!" analysis is pret...
by sudarshan
13 Feb 2018 01:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

The programs RA's output was in hours. What this tells me is that the Voyager software is probably using NOVAS software under the hood for positional astronomy computations. Not necessarily, reporting RA in hours is the convention in astronomy, most if not all software would follow that convention....
by sudarshan
13 Feb 2018 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

Sudarshan ji There may be a manual. I have not used Stellarium and thus don't know. If the manual exists, and if it is concise and/or has section on 'Quick start' etc, there may not be a need of creating another document. What I had in mind, was something like.. if a short quick start guide can be ...
by sudarshan
12 Feb 2018 08:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 948
Views: 86058

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

You're perhaps over-analyzing my post. OK, no offense intended. I've been reading up about India in Mauritius and Seychelles. This is an excellent initiative, one which has the potential of sandwiching any Chinese build-ups in the Maldives, between mainland India and the African coast. If that happ...
by sudarshan
12 Feb 2018 05:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 948
Views: 86058

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The sea level issue is indeed significant and would likely work to our advantage. You never know, the Chinese may have a strategy to "grab" these low-lying islands now and reclaim land on a long-term basis. I believe they are already doing this in the Spratlys. However, this would be very...
by sudarshan
11 Feb 2018 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

I've used Stellarium, but the version I have is from a few years ago. I can download the latest version. When you say "Quick Start guide," do you mean a guide for using the software to do all the functions you mentioned? I can do that, but is there no software manual or online guide which ...
by sudarshan
10 Feb 2018 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 948
Views: 86058

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Valid questions, and any sane government should ponder these, and define long-term objectives. That the Americans, Chinese, French, etc. don't do this, means that their governments are insane by definition. Their policies are short-sighted. However, many of these questions should have been pondered ...
by sudarshan
10 Feb 2018 09:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

I did not see any "AV phenomena in Stellarium. This is surprising. A few years ago, I used Stellarium to verify Nilesh's numbers from Voyager. The plot that Nilesh Oak showed in his book (a saw-tooth representation of angular separation between Mizar/Alcor) was derived from the Voyager softwar...
by sudarshan
10 Feb 2018 08:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

To elaborate on what Right Ascension (RA) is in celestial coordinates: * On the earth, we pick one particular location as a reference longitude (zero longitude), this being the Greenwich Meridian, and report longitude as angular difference from this meridian, in degrees, arc minutes, and arc seconds...
by sudarshan
10 Feb 2018 05:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

Based on the software I used to explore the so called "AV phenomena", and assuming that the software I used were 100% accurate ( that is wrong assumption ), still Alcor "goes ahead" by by a maximum of ~0.58 arc minutes in RA in a complete precession cycle. Personally I think Suc...
by sudarshan
09 Feb 2018 23:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 948
Views: 86058

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

beaking news - Indian journalists arrested in Maldives. Two journalists arrested, one Indian, one British. Just google, you will find links from NDTV, Hindustan Times, etc. Can you picture a professional butler bearing a silver platter, entering your presence with the salutation "your pretext,...
by sudarshan
09 Feb 2018 22:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 948
Views: 86058

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

shiver me timber boys, i just realised why maldives is so important. it is a series of atolls for nearly 1000km, not just a couple of islands its northern end is 500km from indian coast its southern end is 500km from diego garcia now imagine what a good line of OTH radars and DF21E ASBM based there...
by sudarshan
09 Feb 2018 21:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 948
Views: 86058

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The discussion here is going nowhere, with lots of wounded-civilizational :(( et al happening, instead of watching what the world consensus is going towards in this case and figuring out a path for India, as the dominant power. I agree with this, and will defer to this as the purpose of this thread...
by sudarshan
09 Feb 2018 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 948
Views: 86058

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

The so called Dragon has a *Foreign* power with a base at its door steps for the past 50+ years. What did it do except whine? Does that make China a looser or a 3rd rate power? Did that curtail the rise of China in economic or military terms? Logic should work both ways no ...Incredible .. we choos...
by sudarshan
09 Feb 2018 00:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 948
Views: 86058

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Guess India closely monitoring the situation. If crisis erupts , probably India will make the move if it goes beyond domestic political squabbling etc. This is how China, the US, or Russia would do it - they wouldn't sit around saying "if crisis erupts." They'd make the crisis erupt. Spoo...
by sudarshan
08 Feb 2018 08:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 948
Views: 86058

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Maldives oppn has already twice asked India to intervene. If that isn't pretext enough, what is? That's the proverbial "vettalai-pakku" (Tamil for betel leaf and arica nut, a term for an unambiguous welcome). It doesn't get any better than this, pretext wise, for a hefty intervention. If I...
by sudarshan
07 Feb 2018 22:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 948
Views: 86058

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

There is hatred in nepal for India just like in the maldives. This has been going on for decades. We have foolishly romanticized the nepal engagement with folksy gurkha soldiers and the tales of their valor, completely overlooking the ground realities. The mahadeshis are of Indian origin and they s...
by sudarshan
07 Feb 2018 20:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

And how did you come up with this particular date of Jan 1, 4713 BC? Just curious. Jan 1, 4713 BC is the beginning of the Julian date system. Via Cornell U. http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/about-us/125-observational-astronomy/timekeeping/calendars/763-how-was-the-starting-point-for-the-julian-date...
by sudarshan
07 Feb 2018 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

My assumption is wrong or not can be proved/disproved once I have the the equations to compute the RA's and DEC w.r.t time and then I can run a simulation for a period of 26,000 years. I did think about the boundary conditions in the change of direction of rotational axis in my assumption/hypothesi...
by sudarshan
07 Feb 2018 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

It's commendable that you want to check this yourself (and I'm not being sarcastic here). But just to make you aware - all of us who went through this verification (myself included - you might not see my solution in the math dhaga, but Amber G posted the problem in multiple threads, and I posted my...
by sudarshan
30 Jan 2018 17:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298086

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

Some of the responses: * This is the "dirty Dravidianism" (thiruttu dravidam) imported by European padres 200 years ago into India. This is an eternal "unending poison" (theera vidam - pun on dravidam) for the unity of India. (E R Sakthivel) * These people don't even know what ci...
by sudarshan
25 Jan 2018 07:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1852
Views: 281927

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Rudradev wrote:Suraj,

I've taken the liberty of putting together a graphic illustration based on your example. Will tweet the same.

All, please share widely on WhatsApp, FB, other social media as well.

https://imgur.com/geKktCX


Great, thanks. Will use it on some usual suspects.
by sudarshan
08 Jan 2018 04:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 1786

Re: Science fiction - Understanding and implications

Sudarshan Please take a look at Nobel prize for literature. How many were awarded to Germans after WWII? On tour of Germany last year many bookshops crowded with titles. Unfortunatley I cant read German. Let me assure you there are writers. I agree saar, there are German writers. I've read many of ...
by sudarshan
07 Jan 2018 23:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 1786

Re: Science fiction - Understanding and implications

France, Russia, Japan etc. - do they produce any worthwhile fiction anymore, at least stuff which reaches the world market? Germany is a very weird case. Has it ever produced any fiction, which reached the worldwide market, and attained critical or classical acclaim? Most German literature is poetry...
by sudarshan
07 Jan 2018 03:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 1786

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 ...
by sudarshan
03 Jan 2018 06:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Science fiction - Understanding and implications
Replies: 28
Views: 1786

Re: Science fiction - Understanding and implications

Western science is confused about the concept of the "spirit soul." A recurring theme in western science fiction involving machines, is that if the machine is made complicated enough, it will somehow "develop" a soul and start being human. IOW, what we call spirit, individuality,...

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