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by Bharath.Subramanyam
27 Apr 2015 01:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2683
Views: 84541

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

Very illuminating interview of LKY (Lee Kuan Yew) from 1994 to the Foreign Affairs Magazine. http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/49691/fareed-zakaria/a-conversation-with-lee-kuan-yew See how he is able to distinguish 'Framework of Righteousness' (ethics & morals) from just tactics (liberty, f...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
27 Apr 2015 01:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 683
Views: 74099

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

Very illuminating interview of LKY (Lee Kuan Yew) from 1994 to the Foreign Affairs Magazine. http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/49691/fareed-zakaria/a-conversation-with-lee-kuan-yew See how he is able to distinguish 'Framework of Righteousness' (ethics & morals) from just tactics (liberty, f...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
17 Feb 2015 06:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 150668

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

Wanted to give some data from Pew Center on Hispanic Millennials and Religion (I am posting 2014 May data below that will be of interest.) The Pew Research Center has released a new study on Hispanic Millennnials and how they view religion. Pew found that Hispanic Millennials are less religious than...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
24 Jan 2015 07:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2012
Views: 177923

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Japanese cab driver rescues Tamil actress http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/Japanese-cab-driver-rescues-Tamil-actress/articleshow/45869371.cms Anjena Kirti who is a part of Jumbo 3D, directed by Hari and Hareesh (of Ambuli 3D and Aaaah fame), had quite an experience ...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
27 Dec 2014 06:07
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: RIN Revolt of 1946
Replies: 25
Views: 4150

Re: RIN Revolt of 1946

Are there books on RIN Revolt of 1946 which we can buy? As Parag Tope ji says, how come suddenly many ships travelling in different parts of India changed their flag? Who was planning all this? Are there bigger accounts or monographs in western universities on who planned and how it was executed etc?
by Bharath.Subramanyam
03 Oct 2014 08:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: States News and Discussions
Replies: 1144
Views: 117447

Re: States News and Discussions

Demographics of Indian states:
Tamil Nadu highest working age population, Bihar the youngest

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by Bharath.Subramanyam
03 Oct 2014 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2012
Views: 177923

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Japan Opens Door Wider for Foreign Workers; Tokyo Looks to Address Construction Labor Gap The Wall Street Journal Online Toko Sekiguchi 4 April 2014 05:15, TOKYO—Concerned about a shortage of construction workers for an expected building boom ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Japan is looking to tap...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
03 Oct 2014 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2012
Views: 177923

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Japan firms near crisis as labor shortage deepens http://www.cnbc.com/id/101828016 Japan’s Population Shrinks for Third Year as Aging Increases http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-15/japan-s-population-shrinks-for-third-year-as-ranks-of-aged-grow.html Japan’s population slid for a third year with ...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
26 Aug 2014 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 346150

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

See the column in Pioneer: ECONOMICS 101 FOR THE MILITARY http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/economics-101-for-the-military.html The HS-748 and the Antonov An-32 carry between five and 7.5 tonnes of payload. Once the backbone of the transport fleet, the HS-748 has been relegated largely to ...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
26 Aug 2014 22:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 534358

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9 , 2014

See the following article in The Pioneer newspaper: http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/real-problem-lies-elsewhere.html The fact today is our IAF have yet to get the Su-30 working properly. It has an abysmal availability rate of less than 50 per cent. Its radar keeps failing, its expensive ...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
24 May 2014 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 84782

Re: Understanding the US-2

any ideas why an govt would promote people of foreign languages to learn English and then work for 'Federal Govt' :wink: For North Western part of Indian Sub-Continent (see the importance - 6 languages): Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Dari, Baloch, Tajik. (Surprising Sindhi is missing, that means the top el...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
12 May 2014 05:07
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 657752

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Congress slowly over time is becoming a party of ‘secular’ demographics alone. In the 2011 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, DMK took a drubbing. Congress managed to get 5 seats out of which three came from Christian majority seats in Kanyakumari district. The three INC winners & one DMK winner ...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
12 May 2014 04:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: General Elections 2014- Transition of power & World Reaction
Replies: 709
Views: 26732

Re: General Elections 2014- Largest peaceful transition of p

Wanted to run a theory by the gurus here. Theory one: The first time Nehru-Gandhi family's moral authority was exposed was in Emergency. Till that time any corruption in Congress could be explained away by pointing it to a minister in centre or state. Always the family was above moral questions (eve...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
23 Mar 2014 06:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Let us Understand the Chinese - II
Replies: 88
Views: 5921

Re: Let us Understand the Chinese - II

Recently my friend, who designs parts & does material strength analysis for a very small farm equipment company had an interesting story to tell. My friend is in US Midwest. The US company sources things from India & China. He felt India is costly and doesn't provide quality material. They s...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
23 Mar 2014 06:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2280
Views: 271562

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Very good analysis from Ashok Malik & Rory Medcalf. One important thing is to they talk about how Singapore got the strategic relationship with India through the trade route. Also they show the diaspora can be cultivated for greater leverage. Can read the full pdf in the below site: http://lowyi...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
23 Mar 2014 00:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 527263

Re: Internal Security Watch

X-post http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=1614287#p1614287 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/opinion/edit-page/Two-Talibans-and-India/articleshow/30634391.cms Two Talibans and India Ashok Malik | Feb 19, 2014, 12.00AM IST New Delhi must brace for a terrorist upsurge as civil war...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
23 Mar 2014 00:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Jan 04, 2014
Replies: 2844
Views: 94241

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Jan 04, 2014

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/opinion/edit-page/Two-Talibans-and-India/articleshow/30634391.cms Two Talibans and India Ashok Malik | Feb 19, 2014, 12.00AM IST New Delhi must brace for a terrorist upsurge as civil wars in Pakistan and Afghanistan worsen. Precarious anyway, "peace nego...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
02 Dec 2013 03:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 84782

Re: Understanding the US-2

Long time back Ramana ji said that US went to Vietnam because JFK was a Catholic and he was asked by then Pope to 'help' the Christian regime in Vietnam. Couldn't fully understand at that time. Below article shows how a Christian dictator was oppressing Buddhism & its adherents in Vietnam. How t...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
17 Oct 2013 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2412
Views: 308369

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=1511750#p1511750 Atri: As I have said in my posts and elsewhere, Panipat-3 is over-publicized. Abdali handed over Delhi and regions to the east of Sutlaj to Marathas in Feb 1761 and left hastily because Peshwa had reached Gwalior with army of 50,000....
by Bharath.Subramanyam
17 Oct 2013 07:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis
Replies: 4002
Views: 169444

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/rollback-nations/1180076/0 Rollback nations Khaled Ahmed : Wed Oct 09 2013, 00:42 hrs The modern Islamic state continues to be a besieged idea. After the Taliban killed a major-general and blew up 80 Christians in Peshawar, Pakistan is busy rationalising the situat...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
17 Oct 2013 07:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 487377

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/nation/playing-at-war The Enterprise, a nuclear aircraft carrier from the US Seventh Fleet, was accompanied by the rest of its formidable task force: the helicopter carrier USS Tripoli, seven destroyers, and an oiler. (They were under the Honolulu-based comman...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
26 Apr 2013 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: US strike options on TSP
Replies: 2412
Views: 84782

Re: Understanding the US-2

http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=1447955#p1447955 US Government regularly interacted with Gujarat & Modi abusing NGOs - from Wikileaks http://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/05NEWDELHI7725_a.html Scribd document showing only the Gujarat Relevant paragraphs: http://www.scribd.com/doc/...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
26 Apr 2013 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 487377

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

US Government regularly interacted with Gujarat & Modi abusing NGOs - from Wikileaks http://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/05NEWDELHI7725_a.html Scribd document showing only the Gujarat Relevant paragraphs: http://www.scribd.com/doc/137802032/US-Government-regularly-interacted-with-Teesta-Setalvad-W...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
26 Apr 2013 18:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 336501

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/1824995/report-more-power-to-ipl-in-afghanistan Home > Mumbai > Report More power to IPL in Afghanistan Sunday, Apr 21, 2013, 10:30 IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Yoshita Sengupta Almost every household in the country goes to extraordinary lengths to watch matches....
by Bharath.Subramanyam
04 Mar 2013 04:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 113402

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=1419416#p1419416 Got a shocking information from a friend . This friend recently met with one of the old great scientists of US he had worked on Manhattan project. Then the old scientist told him about Manhattan project and said that British were pla...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
04 Mar 2013 04:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 340664

Re: Indian Interests

Got a shocking information from a friend . This friend recently met with one of the old great scientists of US he had worked on Manhattan project. Then the old scientist told him about Manhattan project and said that British were planning to put nuclear bombs on India during World War II, if India m...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
06 Feb 2013 07:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 527263

Re: Internal Security Watch

See what is the level of advancement in Policing in Gujarat. May this spread to all states. Modi's administration is able to identify talent like this and give them opportunity to contribute to the nation. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/A-constable-who-develops-software-to-nab-crooks/artic...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
13 Jan 2013 20:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II
Replies: 513
Views: 37499

Re: Strategic leadership for the future of India - II

When Brihaspati ji used to say a few year back, that younger lot will be confrontational & force things, I couldn't believe him. I thought it was loosing battle as youngsters are highly westernised, just don't bother & don't vote. Now with an explosive growth of internet, things are changing...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
29 Dec 2012 05:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Income Tax
Replies: 58
Views: 5238

Re: Income Tax

Gurus , can any one confirm the below email going around ? Is it true that 80(G) exemption is not available to 'Hindu' institutions alone? Do Christian & Islamic Institutions get 80(G) exemption ? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Hinduism not a Relig...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
29 Nov 2012 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011
Replies: 1052
Views: 35808

Re: People's Republic of China, Dec. 27 2011

Seemed to have missed out a new book by Edward Luttwak 'The Rise of China vs. the Logic of Strategy' http://www.amazon.com/The-Rise-China-Logic-Strategy/dp/0674066421/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354155107&sr=8-1&keywords=Edward+Luttwak Some youtube videos about the book: http://www.youtube.c...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
23 Oct 2012 08:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: FDI in Retail
Replies: 373
Views: 13397

Re: FDI in Retail

http://business-standard.com/india/news/question-markgovt-fruitvegetable-wastage-figures/488149/

Question mark on govt fruit & vegetable wastage figures
Experts and traders argue data are not based on any scientific research or study
Dilasha Seth / New Delhi Oct 01, 2012, 01:05 IST
by Bharath.Subramanyam
15 Oct 2012 05:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: FDI in Retail
Replies: 373
Views: 13397

Re: FDI in Retail

RETAIL 101
http://centreright.in/2012/09/retail-101/#.UHtN5sXR7rk


Excellent article in Centreright India on FDI in Retail.


Gurus, your comments please
by Bharath.Subramanyam
04 Oct 2012 06:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: FDI in Retail
Replies: 373
Views: 13397

Re: FDI in Retail

Bji & others: See the below article (op-ed) by Ashok Malik : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/opinion/edit-page/Retail-FDI-will-transform-agriculture-by-integrating-Indian-farmers-in-the-global-supply-chain/articleshow/16532051.cms "Retail FDI will transform agriculture by integratin...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
13 Jun 2012 09:54
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 712559

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

B. Raman's latest post http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?281267 My god, this is the kind of people who ran RAW & counter intelligence in our country. No wonder we are in such a terrible state with respect to 26/11, Kargil, Maoists, Kashmir etc. Gurus: Will majority of RAW & IB filled ...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
07 May 2012 09:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis
Replies: 4002
Views: 169444

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis

See the series of blogs that Koenraad Elst has written about on Meera Nanda & her pals. See the 6th one of that series. http://koenraadelst.blogspot.com/2012/04/meera-nanda-against-hinduism-and-its.html In this 6th one he exposes people like Sanjay Subramaniam . He has also shown Sanjay Subraman...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
04 Mar 2012 06:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 153429

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

Now what is the deal with Firstpost and the G-khandaan?I have never seen any other outlet even coming close to the kind of aggressive articles on the first family!! This resembles what the BJP leaders have to endure from all the other media outlets who scrutinize every small move even a peon in the...
by Bharath.Subramanyam
29 Dec 2011 08:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis
Replies: 4002
Views: 169444

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis

ramana wrote:Nasser's 1953 speech about his encounter with MB leader's demand for hijab for Egyptian women.

Nasser's speech to Egyptian parliament on the hijab



The speech is in Arabic. You understand Arabic Ramana garu?

What are the jokes that he is making?
by Bharath.Subramanyam
27 Dec 2011 11:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis
Replies: 4002
Views: 169444

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis

x - post -------------------------------------------- Was watching another awesome video of Edward Luttwak (2007 video, discussing Iraq war, strategy etc): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vz1BpRf3Lc Few points: 1. Analytical mathematical economics and PhD on Roman Empire. 2. Why explaining strategy ...

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