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by svenkat
24 Sep 2017 16:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3724
Views: 207108

Re: Indian Education System

Ideally, we should do away with subsidizing colleges wholesale and politicians distributing the pie - and move to a mechanism of aids, grants, zero/low percent govt loans etc for deserving students who scored admissions but cannot pay for fees. But that will never take on as it will be portrayed as...
by svenkat
20 Sep 2017 20:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1465
Views: 127276

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/hc-refuses-to-permit-metro-3-work-at-night/articleshow/60756421.cms MUMBAI: Bombay high court on Tuesday declined to pass a "blanket'' order allowing Metro III authorities to transport construction material, heavy machinery and debris at night, no...
by svenkat
14 Sep 2017 13:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2148
Views: 295581

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449983/debbie-wasserman-schultz-pakistani-computer-guys-more-bank-fraud There’s more than bank fraud going on here. In Washington, it’s never about what they tell you it’s about. So take this to the bank: The case of Imran Awan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s myste...
by svenkat
14 Sep 2017 13:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 311437

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449983/debbie-wasserman-schultz-pakistani-computer-guys-more-bank-fraud There’s more than bank fraud going on here. In Washington, it’s never about what they tell you it’s about. So take this to the bank: The case of Imran Awan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s myste...
by svenkat
13 Sep 2017 20:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3724
Views: 207108

Re: Indian Education System

csubash saar has a point.The comfort zone of TN students is being disturbed.

Beyond that,I think TN students will rise to the occassion.
by svenkat
08 Sep 2017 11:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3724
Views: 207108

Re: Indian Education System

prasannasimha ji,
thank you for the response.
by svenkat
08 Sep 2017 11:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5097
Views: 361567

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

I hope learned mullahs dont mind this distraction. Subhash Kak‏ @subhashkak1 Zoroastrians call their original land Airyana Vaeja and the Sanskrit texts call it Aryavarta. http://www.heritageinstitute.com/zoroas ... avaeja.htm … The names Eire (Ireland) and Iran are from Arya, which remembers the ori...
by svenkat
07 Sep 2017 22:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3724
Views: 207108

Re: Indian Education System

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/TN-accounts-for-45-of-growth-in-education-loans/articleshow/54023611.cms Tamil Nadu has generated 45% of all incre mental education loans between FY13 and FY15. Of the total loan growth of Rs 6,597 crore in these two years, loans in Tamil N...
by svenkat
07 Sep 2017 22:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3724
Views: 207108

Re: Indian Education System

putnanja ji,
How is KA reacting to NEET? Are the students/institutions confident about facing the new exam?
by svenkat
07 Sep 2017 22:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3724
Views: 207108

Re: Indian Education System

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sq5qjr Is an abnormally high GER in higher education as in TN necessarily a good thing? I recently came across a blogpost where the author argues that it's good thing. You can read the post here: http://hawkeyeview.blogspot.in/2017/09/tamil-nadus-upper-funnel-educa...
by svenkat
07 Sep 2017 22:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3724
Views: 207108

Re: Indian Education System

http://hawkeyeview.blogspot.in/2017/09/tamil-nadus-upper-funnel-education.html Tamil Nadu has one of the best education strategies in the country. Let me start with an analogy that will help you appreciate this. Imagine you are an e-commerce website owner. You have a webpage (like amazon.com or fli...
by svenkat
07 Sep 2017 15:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3724
Views: 207108

Re: Indian Education System

My refer to RB,Stan,GD,Prof PV Indiresan is not mere appeal to authority. There is a world beyond entrance exams. Also Prof PVIndiresan was former Director IITM.He was very much in support of entrance exams and merit.Infact he spoke out against mindless govt interference.I quoted him for something e...
by svenkat
07 Sep 2017 13:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3724
Views: 207108

Re: Indian Education System

Lilo ji,
My last word on this already in the earlier post.

With all this,there is no doubt a national test is the order of the day for middle class/poorer people applying/writing hundred tests.
by svenkat
07 Sep 2017 13:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3724
Views: 207108

Re: Indian Education System

In US,great corporations and phianthropists have donated billions of dollars to pvt universities.In India,people become famous and make money after starting colleges. No national entrance test increases no of seats or quota policy. With all this,there is no doubt a national test is the order of the ...
by svenkat
07 Sep 2017 10:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3724
Views: 207108

Re: Indian Education System

In this very thread there are very good discussions by GD,RB,Stan,Bade,ramana ji on JEE etc. ramana ji says that IITs are about problem solving.Stan said that JEE/IIT model was too unique to last.Stan by his own admission in the forum is from IITM. England had Tripos/ICS exams.They discontinued Trip...
by svenkat
07 Sep 2017 09:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3724
Views: 207108

Re: Indian Education System

Lilo ji, There is only politics in the admissions issue and nothing else. In the real world we take into account the fears and anxieties. TN is an extreme case but other states too have these anxieties. Really I dont have much to say because it comes down to identity issues. There are three substant...
by svenkat
07 Sep 2017 09:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3724
Views: 207108

Re: Indian Education System

OT When ppl like JP Gandhi become "educationist" then that is the issue. When Briturds came,brahmanas of a certain type(good karma/vaasanas)took off.That created envy/bitterness among some non brahmanas in TN.This was fuelled by briturds who threw ghee into the fire. Because some brahmanas...
by svenkat
05 Sep 2017 21:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3724
Views: 207108

Re: Indian Education System

https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/explained-why-india-can-do-without-neet In this article will try to plug what I consider to be the main information gaps in the NEET debate. Let’s try a Q&A format. How many seats for MBBS in India? The rough stats are as follows. India has about 50,000 medical sea...
by svenkat
05 Sep 2017 21:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3724
Views: 207108

Re: Indian Education System

https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/please-spare-us-india-does-not-need-a-national-testing-service The government recently announced the creation of a centralised testing body, the National Testing Service (NTS), to conduct national level entrance examinations for engineering, management and medical prog...
by svenkat
01 Sep 2017 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3036
Views: 135158

Re: Positive News from the USA

Georgia cop assures woman during traffic stop

We are bravest of brave who care for white women.
by svenkat
26 Aug 2017 17:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3036
Views: 135158

Re: Positive News from the USA

The land of the free and brave where cops are working 24/7 to protect the honest,Gawd fearing patriotic whites. PhoenixNewTimes‏Verified account We've been covering Joe Arpaio for more than 20 years. Here's a couple of things you should know about him... 1/many https://twitter.com/phoenixnewtimes/st...
by svenkat
21 Aug 2017 20:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 311437

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

IT staffers may have compromised sensitive data to foreign intelligence Federal authorities are investigating whether sensitive data was stolen from congressional offices by several Pakistani-American tech staffers and sold to Pakistani or Russian intelligence, knowledgeable sources say.What starte...
by svenkat
19 Aug 2017 13:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 182205

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

Do not know whether appropriate.Mods,del if inappropriate.

by svenkat
18 Jul 2017 17:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5097
Views: 361567

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

Seven No-Trump‏ @macgupta123
How to read the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata (PDF)

http://www.presocratics.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/5.-Vishwa1.pdf
by svenkat
12 Jul 2017 21:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5097
Views: 361567

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

https://mahaperiyavaa.blog/2012/10/26/rare-photo-of-isayanur-paati-kasi/ This photograph was taken at the time of bhikshapradana to the panchagoudiya yatis at varanasi ( October 1934). I have seen a similar photo of Kanchi periyava(who was a bastion of orthodoxy in TN) with panchadravida sanyasis a...
by svenkat
12 Jul 2017 20:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5097
Views: 361567

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

Nilesh Oak ji,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancha-Dravida

There are claims in this article that the references are found in Kalhana,Skanda Purana,maratha era records.

I have seen these accounts in 'magazines'/books published by orthodox people and bought/read by similar people.
by svenkat
12 Jul 2017 18:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5097
Views: 361567

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

Primus ji, 1)You are right about the afghan-pakjabi relationship. 2)The brahmana gotras are in general named after the mantra drshtaas/rishis of vedas.Is that the case in your community?This is really tangential to the general tenor of my post.The 'exclusivism' of the said community need not be link...
by svenkat
11 Jul 2017 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5097
Views: 361567

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

shiv ji, I dont know why you brought the reference to chauvinism.Something is very old and documented does not mean that the documented stuff is great.even if it is great,much water has flown since then. The intervening period cannot be wished away.We are what we are today though knowing our past is...
by svenkat
11 Jul 2017 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5097
Views: 361567

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

RDs ancestors are from TN,i think though i am not sure.Dravid is a marathi speaking .Some deshastha smarthas have this surname,not all.

Interestengly dravida,andhra,karnata,gurjara and maharashtra are the five 'sub sects' of pancha dravida.Dravida has a generic and particular meaning here.
by svenkat
11 Jul 2017 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5097
Views: 361567

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

OT Alert https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kannada A possibly more definite reference to Kannada is found in the 'Charition Mime' ascribed to the late 1st to early 2nd century CE.[41][42] The farce, written by an unknown author, is concerned with a Greek lady named Charition who has been stranded on the...
by svenkat
11 Jul 2017 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5097
Views: 361567

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

OT alert shiv ji, I believe you did a convincing job of trashing the claims of Old Persian/Avesta language and demolishing it as nothing but corrupted samskrtam. I wonder why you think Tamizh is closer to Haale kannada than it is to Old Tamizh.I believe Haale itself is a relatively modern term -a co...
by svenkat
11 Jul 2017 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5097
Views: 361567

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

Sayana's veda bhasyas were the basis of goras translation of veda.Sayana considers Yajur Veda as the heart of Veda.For Veda was not a book to be studied in reading rooms,but to traditional brahmanas,Veda was to be lived by brahmanas and doing yagnas was the svadharma of brahmanas. One can then argue...
by svenkat
11 Jul 2017 10:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5097
Views: 361567

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

Some random thoughts on Aryan themes in Indian polity. 1)The people of southern TN are darkest while Cashmeres are fairest.The skin colour becomes darker towards south and east. 2)THe aryan-dravidan meme is strongest in TN.East Bengali peasants converted to Islam.The majority of Hindus in East Benga...
by svenkat
10 Jul 2017 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 38112

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

NaMo has to get necessary support in Rajya Sabha.But I think he will start making moves once presidential elections are over.
by svenkat
10 Jul 2017 23:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 38112

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

REPEAL ART 370.

Kashmir will become an atoot and abhinna anga of Hindustan.
by svenkat
08 Jul 2017 17:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5097
Views: 361567

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

That Ganga should be mispronounced to Ganges (since it is the holiest of the holy rivers for the Hindus) and not say the Narmada is not an accident.


TM ji,
OT nitpick.Angrez were equal oppurtunity offenders.Narmada was called Nerbudda by them.
by svenkat
08 Jul 2017 12:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 251106

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

J Gopikrishnan‏
@jgopikrishnan70
Rs.2 + collapsing the Aircel-Maxis probe was the value of this Spice Jet deal
by svenkat
08 Jul 2017 12:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 251106

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/ajay-singh-bought-spicejet-for-rs-2-ex-owner-maran-says-in-plea-116031200725_1.html Ajay Singh paid Rs 2 to Kalanithi Maran to acquire the latter's controlling stake in SpiceJet. This was disclosed by Maran in his Delhi High court petition against ...
by svenkat
02 Jul 2017 18:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 4131
Views: 252901

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Shri Wigneshwaran is a devotee of Premananda.

And Premananda was defended by Ram Jethmathalani in the Supreme Court.And finally Shri Wigneswaran appealed to NaMo for clemency to three people now in puzhal prison.On top of it,Shri Wigneswaran was judge of SC of SL.

My head is spinning.

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