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by AnimeshP
02 Aug 2015 10:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions
Replies: 1175
Views: 233881

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

No news article but wanted to share something I heard at a NASSCOM organised event for discussing the Internet of Things challenge for India. Some of the speakers were part of the NASSCOM committees which deal with the central government in driving the Digital India initiative. These gentlemen were ...
by AnimeshP
16 Jul 2015 07:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Achievement Tracking - Modi 2.0 Govt - No Discussions
Replies: 1175
Views: 233881

Re: Achievement tracking - Modi Govt. No discussions

Ford Foundation-govt stand-off ends as NGO agrees to come under Fema The confrontation between the government and Ford Foundation seems set to blow over with the two sides settling down for a resolution where the US donor has agreed in principle to register its Indian arm under the Foreign Exchange...
by AnimeshP
21 Jun 2014 07:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 530128

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

A very interesting article on ISIS ... apologies if posted earlier.

http://pando.com/2014/06/16/the-war-ner ... a-i-s-i-s/
by AnimeshP
17 Apr 2014 08:52
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 622900

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Now my my observations about party booths ... BJP: The booth had the maximum crowd. Lots of middle class voters (including the much maligned IT-vity crowd) thronging to this booth for getting voter slips. Congress: Had 4-5 workers but did not see any voter coming to them. All were sitting and chatt...
by AnimeshP
17 Apr 2014 08:02
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 622900

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Cross-posting from the non-political Elections thread .. Voted in Bangalore today (Bangalore Central) ... it was a very smooth affair. It took us less than 20 minutes end-to-end for: 1. Going from home to the polling station 2. Getting our voting slip from the party desk near the polling station 3. ...
by AnimeshP
17 Apr 2014 07:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: General Elections 2014- Transition of power & World Reaction
Replies: 709
Views: 25391

Re: General Elections 2014- Largest peaceful transition of p

Voted in Bangalore today ... it was a very smooth affair. It took us less than 20 minutes end-to-end for: 1. Going from home to the polling station 2. Getting our voting slip from the party desk near the polling station 3. Take that slip to the voting room 4. Cast our vote 5. Be back home ECI has ma...
by AnimeshP
13 Jan 2014 09:39
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 622900

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Anecdotal evidence with a very limited sample size so take it FWIW .... met some relatives from my wife's side yesterday. They belong to Shimoga/Bhadravathi/Davengere belt. One of them (wife's mother's sister's husband) is a PA to some Congress MLA and in his side of the family all older generation ...
by AnimeshP
05 Mar 2013 22:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 138541

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

Some recent developments - China's housing bubble CBS report ...
by AnimeshP
31 Mar 2012 22:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011
Replies: 3942
Views: 138541

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : Dec 15 2011

So in the free market of ideas, Indians would rather spend pages and pages bashing a HSR rail system that has absolutely nothing to do with them or waste bandwidth on a non-coup in a Chinese economy thread? You want stale. That's stale. If students erecting liberty statues in the middle of Tiananme...
by AnimeshP
20 Dec 2011 00:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: NoKo after "Dear Leader" Kim
Replies: 149
Views: 5410

Re: NoKo after "Dear Leader" Kim

Yogi_G wrote:2000-2010 has been a bad decade for dictators. Saddam, Gaddafi, Kim

who's next?


Sorry to be nitpicking but 2 of 3 mentioned in your post died in 2011
by AnimeshP
25 Sep 2011 14:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2848
Views: 83325

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

Whatever you said about India goes for the sooper power as well and then some ... Lets see US actions thus far ... Chai-biscoot with Pakistan - check Media houses coveting interviews of Pakis - check Giving billions of dollars in aid (something India hasn't done) - check Giving millitary awards to ...
by AnimeshP
25 Sep 2011 14:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2848
Views: 83325

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

Thank you Lisa for the highlighted part Two point regarding your post : 1) Some of our esteemed posters feel that if India follows a policy of trying to win this war without firing a bullet it is because of cowardliness/incompetence/incapability not realpolitik. 2) So what fear is America putting i...
by AnimeshP
25 Sep 2011 12:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2848
Views: 83325

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

I'm not sure of you followed the whole discussion or just jumped in to do "rah-rah USA". But even here I will ask you a question .. so how many times did USA bomb the Soviet Union or for that matter any of the other countries mentioned in your list ? Humbly and with the deepest of respect...
by AnimeshP
25 Sep 2011 12:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2848
Views: 83325

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

Ahh ... which countries has the US "crossed oceans" to attack in order to protect its interests since WW2 ... lets see ... 1) Korea - we all know how that went (or is going) 2) Vietnam - must be some realpolitik reasons for the outcome of that one 3) Dominican republic (Operation Powerpac...
by AnimeshP
25 Sep 2011 08:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2848
Views: 83325

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

AnimeshP, Give me a f$%^ing break. US has crossed oceans to protect its interests, and faces an enermy in TSP which blows hot and cold. TSP crosses the border and enters India and slaughters Indians and dares India to a nuke showdown. You don't see the difference? Ahh ... which countries has the US...
by AnimeshP
25 Sep 2011 07:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2848
Views: 83325

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

I see. Humor aside, please explain to me MMS's surrender on 26/11. PS: 9/11 was done by Saudis; the US helped them all reach home safely. As though MMS escorted Kasab to the border. 9/11 was carried out by Saudis and financed by Paki ISI, yet we all have seen the macho action Uncle Sam took against...
by AnimeshP
25 Sep 2011 07:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 2011
Replies: 2848
Views: 83325

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 22, 20

DocJi, We are going in circles. First, good analysis from you, although flawed in some respects.For e.g. The fact that the US is unwilling to fight Pakistan is clear for everyone to see. The fact that the US is the sole remaining superpower is clear for everyone to see. US is unwilling to fight TSP...
by AnimeshP
23 Sep 2011 08:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 110959

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Mods ... What is the procedure for changing the e-mail ID registered with BR. I had registered with my official e-mail ID but today is my last day with my company. Can you please let me know how do I go about getting the e-mail ID changed? Also, I will be getting my new official ID next week only so...
by AnimeshP
31 Aug 2011 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2854
Views: 207475

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

Question to the maulvis here - how much is the disconnect between the poetic Urdu, Hindi cinema (old ones at least) dialogue Urdu and the Urdu spoken by ordinary people? I am not referring to the Urdu spoken by Tamil Muslims and others purely out for religious reasons which may make the Lucknow pur...
by AnimeshP
26 Aug 2011 14:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 147877

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Also please note that for a Constitutional body to be created, it will need an amendment to the Constitution of India .. the rules for amendments are defined under Article 368 of the constitution. One of the key points is 2) An amendment of this Constitution may be initiated only by the introduction...
by AnimeshP
26 Aug 2011 14:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 147877

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Since RG has suggested that LokPal be a Constitutional Body instead of a Statutory body, it might be a good idea to understand the difference between the two ... Will give us an idea behind Congress's gameplan w.r.t Janlokpal Quoting from another forum (mods please remove if it is in-appropriate) So...
by AnimeshP
24 Aug 2011 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 147877

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Now Salman Khursheed on Times Now ... Either govt in major damage control mode or planning something big ...
by AnimeshP
24 Aug 2011 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 147877

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Pranab Mukherjee on CNN-IBN saying that "Govt never said Anna's health is not its problem" ... "My statement has been twisted out of context" .. Things are getting serious if Pranab Mukherjee is giving media interviews at 12:00 AM ...
by AnimeshP
24 Aug 2011 23:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 147877

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

anna, no violence. gherao MPs, jail bharo. no violence. calls govt hukum shahi. we thought some congress may be good ,but all are looters. no future for country with these people. jail bharo all across country. no violence BMKJ. VM. IZ. this is all presuming AH gets arrested. what happens if govt d...
by AnimeshP
24 Aug 2011 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 147877

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Anna Hazare telling crowds that if he is arrested, the crowd should let him be arrested peacefully but then after that people should gherao MPs and start jail bharo aandolan ...
by AnimeshP
24 Aug 2011 22:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 147877

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Arvind Kejriwal addressing crowds right now ...
- Govt has backtracked on all issues agreed to last evening
- Govt will table new bill including aspects of JLP. Will have further discussions.
- Govt said Anna's health is Team Anna's problem .. not a govt problem ..

Anna Hazare addressing crowds now
by AnimeshP
24 Aug 2011 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 147877

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Kiran Bedi tweets ...

Reliable information is that Anna may be removed force ably


Looks like the govt is going to play hardball ... Interesting times ahead ...
by AnimeshP
24 Aug 2011 22:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 147877

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

From Twitter feed of Sanjay Kapoor - editor of HardNewsMedia PM seemed quite firm during Iftar party that he hosted at his residence. To my ques he said he didn't bother abt Anna deadline i sensed anger amongst the political leaders at PM house towards Anna's blackmail tactics.Their Msg to PM was:do...
by AnimeshP
19 Aug 2011 09:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 228866

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

The point is 10,000 people in many cities are coming out for AH, voluntarily. No one is paying them to do it (if there is any proof that they are being paid or herded into vehicles by party workers, I would like to see.) INC somehow doesnt seem to believe this since even yesterday night, Rashid Alv...
by AnimeshP
19 Aug 2011 08:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch
Replies: 4017
Views: 261354

Re: Af-Pak -> Pak-Af Watch

From Twitter

One of the Afghan tv channels reports explosions were at the Indian consulate, attackers inside, fight ongoing


If this is true ... ISI is stepping up the game ...
by AnimeshP
17 Aug 2011 20:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 228866

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Congress-suspects-foreign-hand-behind-Anna-Hazare-fast/articleshow/9638239.cms These Congress chamchas have completely lost it... reminds one of Indira Gandhi days prior to the Emergency - where even drought and other natural calamities were the work of &quo...
by AnimeshP
29 Jul 2011 08:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2011
Replies: 2855
Views: 228307

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): June 30, 2

Apologies if posted earlier ...

ISPR and Photoshop

Flying generals
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5 SDREs (using the equation 1TFTA = 10 SDREs)
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by AnimeshP
28 Jun 2011 18:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 2011
Replies: 2853
Views: 224186

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 20

For the benefit of pak lurks ... video of SDRE Army evacuating 93000 TFTA soldiers from the wrath of the bengalis

by AnimeshP
21 Jun 2011 09:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 237956

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

Apologies if posted earlier ... http://my.news.yahoo.com/those-threw-stones-yesterday-kashmir-willing-pick-guns-102519570.html Some interesting excerpts ... "This discontentment was channeled by the separatists for their ends. For example if the separatist got 500,000 rupees from Pakistan or th...
by AnimeshP
23 May 2011 15:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 333771

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

While Pakis are dealing (or not) with self-made problems, taller-than-mountains-deeper-than-oceans friend is also dealing with self inflicted wounds ... only at a much larger scale ... China finally admits massive dam problems CHINA HAS finally conceded that there are massive problems with the colos...
by AnimeshP
13 May 2011 06:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 3942
Views: 370196

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

India’s strategic planners aren’t thinking Fareed bhai weighs in on the MRCA downselect ... makes very specious arguments about how India needs the US as an interlocutor for its relationship with Pakistan and also needs US to balance China. Good to see a lot of comments tearing his arguments to shr...
by AnimeshP
10 May 2011 19:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 870640

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Armed forces want golf as a sport, will reduce bonding says Army Veteran one is compelled to agree with the contention of the veteran. apart from what is in it, golf at the level it is played presently is exclusively for the top level officers of the services with little participation from the rank...
by AnimeshP
05 May 2011 23:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3990
Views: 237956

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

negi wrote:^ Wonder where are the Chankians hiding , some of them claimed Geelani was India's agent. :roll:


I don't think anyone called him an Indian agent ... what people did call him was a useful idiot ... and he is living up to that reputation with this call ...
by AnimeshP
04 May 2011 14:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan
Replies: 2848
Views: 173062

Re: Breaking News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan

Zaid Hamid is back !!! Patton style speech ... :rotfl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb3dmzKd6fQ

Warning by the mahdi to the YYY ....

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