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by Abhi_G
01 Mar 2019 19:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 848680

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

jamwal wrote:Is there any news of CRPF personnel being killed on LoC ? Is it true ? Since when they've been deployed there ?

4 martyred.
1 CRPF and 3 J&K Police
by Abhi_G
18 Apr 2017 18:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1056913

Re: Levant crisis - III

Explosions blow/ burn clothes off people. Just a physics fact. The bodies also look burned severely. If you want confirmation, look for a photo taken right after a Bum-e-Paki went off outside the J&K legislature back in 2002. It was a double explosion: first one, then when rescuers arrived, ano...
by Abhi_G
18 Apr 2017 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1056913

Re: Levant crisis - III

I saw through the pictures of the dead children in Syria. Most of them are semi-naked with upper torso without clothes. Uncanny. Is this an orchestrated pic? Just to have more effect? Islam forbids display of nakedness. Temperature in Damascus is 16 degree Centigrade now. It is not very hot. Why wou...
by Abhi_G
22 Feb 2016 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630643

Re: Internal Security Watch

Photos of the *mysterious* azaadi sloganeering JNU protesters are appearing. https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/status/701757029921075200/photo/1 Quite a few can be seen in this video from zeenews....any option to archive before this vanishes mysteriously? Many well-to -do motorhams involved. https:/...
by Abhi_G
01 Feb 2015 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Armed Revolutionary Movement 1857-1947
Replies: 84
Views: 5271

Re: Armed Revolutionary Movement 1857-1947

Can someone comment on Lala Hardayal's book "Hints of Self-Culture"? I am interested in reading that book but wanted to have an overview first from anyone who has read it.
Thanks.
by Abhi_G
07 Dec 2014 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1266
Views: 47530

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

Hmmmm...it seems I am not that wrong. In fact there is a Jain temple called the Dadawadi complex very close to the Qutub area. This is definitely a resurgence.
by Abhi_G
07 Dec 2014 22:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1266
Views: 47530

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

I think this might seem to be tangential to the topic, but after deep thinking, I feel that this is a positive news that belongs here. Long back, I had heard that the Qutub Minar Complex was built from stones obtained by ravaging several Hindu and Jaina temples in the vicinity of Delhi. Since the Su...
by Abhi_G
06 Dec 2014 18:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630643

Re: Internal Security Watch

How many days are left for Ombaba's visit? Kilton era had the Chattisinghpora massacre.
by Abhi_G
13 Oct 2014 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nations and Empires that Grew on Genocide and Slavery
Replies: 204
Views: 12914

Re: Nations and Empires that Grew on Genocide and Slavery

brits have always showcased their pre-WWI and II victories in India by adorning the Trafalgar Square with General Havelock's statue (responsible for brit victory in Kanpur in 1857)alongside Nelson's column. General Napier's statue is on the other side. Havelock's statue is reminder of Kanpur 1857 an...
by Abhi_G
09 Oct 2014 18:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Armed Revolutionary Movement 1857-1947
Replies: 84
Views: 5271

Re: Armed Revolutionary Movement 1857-1947

Surya Sen and the Chattagram (Chittagong) Rebellion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surya_Sen Btw Jatindranath Das is not Baghajatin. Das was Bhagat Singh's compatriot who died in Lahore jail by fasting continuously for 63 days. Bhagat Singh and others were also part of the protest hunger strike. Bhaga...
by Abhi_G
25 Sep 2014 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2683
Views: 96703

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

A friend from academia wrote this to me....in response to the self flagellation from ususal quarters regarding the Mars Mission. Comments like - A mission to mars cannot be viewed under the narrow lens of being Indian but how it expands the reach of human race. --------------------------------------...
by Abhi_G
12 Sep 2014 07:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3989
Views: 272797

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

^^
That photo is from the Kedarnath Uttarakhand calamity.
I do not remember stone pelting then. Air Force has scaled down operations according to pioneer.
by Abhi_G
11 Sep 2014 22:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3989
Views: 272797

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

Is there a way to thank the Army and let them know that we are proud of them in these difficult moments when they are working for 24 hours despite stone pelting and traitorous attitude KMs? It is as if floods never happen in any other parts of India. What about swathes being washed off almost every ...
by Abhi_G
18 May 2014 09:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: General Elections 2014- Transition of power & World Reaction
Replies: 708
Views: 30319

Re: General Elections 2014- Largest peaceful transition of p

3. Restructure/Reform/Scrap Food corporation of India. Its procurement policies drives staple food prices up by taking away 25-30 mlntonnes out of the market and then rots it to sell it to mallaya and company for peanuts. 4. Stop this obsession with Wheat/Rice I think restructure is the word FCI. F...
by Abhi_G
14 Apr 2014 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 573614

Re: Internal Security Watch

SRoy, No the nexus is not an excuse for Naxalism, rather one of the causes in a very complex web of reasons. Personally, I feel we are witnessing a tug-of-war between a push towards industrialized urbanized life and non-industrialized village and forest based lifestyles. In this bigger context, we h...
by Abhi_G
14 Apr 2014 11:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 573614

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^^ How to handle the merchant-contractor-mafia-police-politico nexus that forms the part of the 'state'? They were the ones that handed over the regions to the reds in the very first place no? CI operations with scorched earth is just part of the campaign. The above nexus remains unscathed. Regardi...
by Abhi_G
13 Apr 2014 19:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 573614

Re: Internal Security Watch

How much money does a Central Govt. employee get for performing his duty during the election? Maybe peanuts. Yet these brave guys went and while returning they were just blown off to pieces. Their families will get to see bits and pieces of their bodies. Cannot say much for CRPF. They are fodder for...
by Abhi_G
01 Apr 2014 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2683
Views: 96703

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

Individuals may personally reject the social codex and political agenda of the institutions/groups they may formally be a part of,associated with, but that does not change the fact that these institutions/groups institutionally do follow policies which may not be congruent to Dharma and Bharatiyata...
by Abhi_G
13 Mar 2014 22:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 290321

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

^^^ Lalmohan babu...nothing to disagree. Rather soul searching is required as to why so many jagat seths amongst us. But the introspection sometimes turns into a total blunder and that is relished by the brittannias. Know I do not need to enlighten you in any way, but here's another isshtory. TFTA l...
by Abhi_G
12 Mar 2014 23:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 290321

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

Lalmohan babu - let me tell an isshstory that I wrote a few times before in brf. Big massa univ on the east coast published distorted map of desh (no northeast, no j&k) in their maggajine to announce "India did not lose much due to 2G scam" fame sibbal's vijjit. Not a pipsqueak from si...
by Abhi_G
03 Mar 2014 20:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 573614

Re: Internal Security Watch

22 acres around the President's estate are being put up for sale for how many crores you can imagine to set up a multistoried apartment complex! Huge kickbacks, huge scam; total disregard to IB red flags which says that putting up an uber modern apartment complex gives a clear view of the Rashtrapat...
by Abhi_G
30 Dec 2013 23:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 563246

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

To think that the US and India share a common enemy - Islamism, is a bit too good to be true. US conveniently uses Islamism to destabilize societies in west asia. It is a repeat of what the brits have done in India post 1857. However, the brits are now reaping what they have sowed. The very same ide...
by Abhi_G
25 Dec 2013 13:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 376235

Re: Indian Interests

^^^^
Ok, then India should not have preached sermons right? And the sermons actually fell on deaf ears w.r.t paki invasion and genocide of Hindus and Sikhs in J&K, razakar atrocities in nizam's hyderabad and Portuguese atrocities against Hindus in Goa right?
by Abhi_G
24 Dec 2013 23:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 563246

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Slightly digressing here: let me tell the forum something. I have observed several times that the difference of opinion among Indians and resulting arguments are actually enjoyed and laughed at by foreigners. It is seen as total weakness and mocked at. Long back some BRF-ite reported that the big ma...
by Abhi_G
24 Dec 2013 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 563246

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

An Indian female diplomat is subjected to orifice search which is not acceptable to Indian sensitivities. How would the western world countries feel if their women diplomats are stripped, disrobed and cavity searched just like hardened serial rapists, drug addicts and criminals. What is so difficult...
by Abhi_G
21 Dec 2013 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 563246

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Unfortunately people in US don't as they are used to all sorts of imagery via p)rn and crime shows and Abu Ghraib atrocities. They think this repugnant practices are normal for humans. More upon the discourse here. Ramana, this is precisely what I was thinking today that since p*rn is not illegal i...
by Abhi_G
20 Dec 2013 01:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 563246

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Transferring the guilt of slavery by goras to other societies is an old game. Piskological socio research, skin cream and what not- so that goras look lilly white. Wow-now a connection between an invasion into a woman's body and loss of family honor.

Yawn that's for another day.
by Abhi_G
20 Dec 2013 00:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 563246

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

RM boss, I know. That is the last from me.

BD angle is the key. The spat is interesting. Even more interesting is the way mullahcracy is used to destabilize societies by US typically following the UK mould.....until mullahcracy reaches those very shores.
by Abhi_G
20 Dec 2013 00:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 563246

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

err...Welch... you seem to ignore and may be actually ignorant of the fact that the nanny stayed with the family and had the food at home, maybe insurance was also covered. So considering these as perks her salary maybe comparable to what a local would get. Such practices are common in Govt. salarie...
by Abhi_G
15 Nov 2013 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 131748

Re: A look back at the partition

Brihaspati and Prem Sahab, I know.....the inner meaning is clear. And I am aware of the intense(?) attraction among many 'emancipated ?" womenfolk towards the macho factor of non-hindu men - a fact that is oft repeated in flims and when pakis troll any blog post. The more emancipated, sometimes...
by Abhi_G
15 Nov 2013 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 131748

Re: A look back at the partition

There are many regional authors who have perhaps not gained national level circulations - not translated - who retained an alternative more vigorous and less masochistic rendition of Partition. Maybe we should explore more in that direction?


Brihaspati, it's time. Some names please.
by Abhi_G
15 Nov 2013 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 131748

Re: A look back at the partition

There is new google ad doing rounds. Old Indian man Baldev recounts his days in Lahore and his friend Yusuf. Grand daughter finds the sweet shop he owns in lahore using Google aps and contacts him. Yusuf ultimately comes to delhi to surprise him on his birthday with his grandson who also coordinated...
by Abhi_G
02 Nov 2013 20:48
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65133

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Now for some pics. Let us start with the Ashok (Mauryan) Pillar inside the Allahabad fort. It is not a Lion Capital but with a single lion, The taxi went past this place and I had just a glimpse and it was too quick to take a photo. The area is inside the cantonment and therefore out of reach for ci...
by Abhi_G
02 Nov 2013 20:36
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65133

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Ramana, copy(right) is left! Pliss to do the needful! ;)
by Abhi_G
28 Oct 2013 19:43
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1449782

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Private security for & by Modi is a non-starter for many reasons. 1. It will send a wrong signal that a prime ministerial candidate does not trust state/central police forces with his own security but promises to offer security to masses using the same apparatus. Some regional parties can proje...
by Abhi_G
27 Oct 2013 22:34
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65133

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Thanks Brihaspati. I read that Khushwant Singh had written about such atrocities in his Train to Pakistan. Tathagata Roy has written in his book "My people uprooted" about the partition of Bengal. And I have observed it in several ancient temple sites. During my stay in Allahabad, I was su...
by Abhi_G
26 Oct 2013 21:43
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65133

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

I went to see the Allahabad fort during a boat ride at the Sangam where the bluish-green waters of the Yamuna meet the clayey and muddy waters of the Ganga. It was nearly evening and the fortress looked eerie from the distance. Wikipedia says that the fort was built by Ashok during the height of the...
by Abhi_G
25 Oct 2013 13:00
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65133

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Today, I had the fortune of visiting the Allahabad Museum and had the chance of immersing myself in the rich history of the Sunga period. I knew about this place called Bharhut and today I saw that most of the artifacts were from Bharhut, Satna, Madhya Pradesh. Many of the artifacts are baudhdhik wh...

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