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by AjitK
05 Jan 2015 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 30877

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

Karan Pappad is doing his show on HT. He says has India violated international law by acting 370 Km away from seashore which lies in international waters. A country can pursue a ship and take an action even if it is in international waters. There are specific provisions for this in international co...
by AjitK
05 Jun 2014 21:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 430939

Re: Internal Security Watch

First Person Second Draft: Since 1984 Part 3 of Shekhar Gupta's series on Operation Bluestar The other two articles in that series have some snippets about Bhidranwale's thinking. Bibi and her Hindu Congress, he said, had declared war on the Sikhs, and he was ready for the last battle and victory. ...
by AjitK
06 May 2014 13:46
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 908860

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

I don't think a win in Amethi is very probable....the rally is most likely aimed at influencing the rest of the UP / Bihar seats that go to polls tomorrow and 12th. Shah and Modi are also thinking long-term. BJP got 6% of the votes in Amethi. It will cross 20-25%. Amit Shah has already said that BJ...
by AjitK
05 May 2014 22:00
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Birathers, I wanna watch the results live on May 16th. I am in massaland and I have Dish network but I have no subscription to any of Indian channels. I am thinking of getting some Indian channel for a month or so. What is the best English channel to watch the results live? What is the best Hindi c...
by AjitK
04 May 2014 21:18
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

On Bihar: https://twitter.com/iamnarendranath 1-नीतीश के बीजेपी से अलग होने के बाद ऐसे आसार बने कि आरजेडी-कांग्रेस-एलजेपी,जेडीयू और बीजेपी आपस में लड़ेगी। तीनों के चांस बनेंगे 2- आरजेडी के पास लालू,जेडीयू के पास नीतीश का चेहरा था।बीजेपी को मोदी के सहारे उतरना मजबूरी था और उरते भी। चुनाव पूरे जातीय स...
by AjitK
01 May 2014 22:42
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Sanjayji, here it is : https://twitter.com/IamIconoclast This guy is broadcasting super positive news about the BJP's performance. On twitter, there is baseless positive news and baseless negative news. Choose your poison and either dhoti shiver or sleep peacefully! There is nothing else we can do ...
by AjitK
30 Apr 2014 20:50
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 908860

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

The EC and the media are over-reacting as expected. I don't think the EC can do anything more now as they don't have the power to pursue the case. It will be dealt after the elections. The Congress wants him booked under 126. They are hoping he lands in trouble like Indira Gandhi did due to misuse o...
by AjitK
29 Apr 2014 19:54
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 908860

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

gandharva wrote:Diggy Raja caught with her Bhairavi

Hain?! Is this true? She once interviewed him on Rajya Sabha TV.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43aSqBDmsD8
by AjitK
28 Apr 2014 20:43
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 5849
Views: 134557

Re: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections

Punjab has a problem with drugs and in Andhra it is liquor. EC has made most hauls in these two states. Liquor flows in Andhra Pradesh It is peak summer in Seemandhra and Telangana and you would think water supply is high on the list of demands of voters ahead of the elections, until you run into so...
by AjitK
24 Apr 2014 20:18
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

That is an increase of 12 lk votes. 200k per constituency. TimesNow > Last cycle total winning margin was 4.5lk for all Mumbai seats. Total increase of 16 lk votes indicates a decisive vote one way or other. 6-0 one way or the other. Out of those 4.5lk, Dutt got a 1.6 lk margin. The Congress might ...
by AjitK
24 Apr 2014 19:10
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Some perspective please people! Mumbai had a very low percentage in 2009. In the six seats in Mumbai: 2009: Total Voters: 95.94 lakhs Turnout: 43% - ~40 lakhs 2014: Provisional figures: Mumbai North - 52 %, Mumbai North-West-50%, Mumbai North-East -53%, Mumbai North-Central -55%, Mumbai South-Centra...
by AjitK
24 Apr 2014 09:01
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 908860

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

Some important points made by Arun Shourie in this interview. He says Modi could bring about significant changes regardless of a hostile Rajya Sabha. Narendra Modi can use Article 254 to push state-level reforms: Arun Shourie Whether it is changes in labour laws, or the restrictive Agricultural Prod...
by AjitK
23 Apr 2014 20:24
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Bhairav Bhai : pls to be voting for shivsena onlee. Mns no good. After modi's clarifiction in bandra rally, the die is cast. Atriji, why was the Mumbai South seat given to the Sena? It's almost suicidal. We had Jayawantiben for many years. The Shiv Sena was trailing Nandgaonkar in the last election...
by AjitK
18 Apr 2014 07:41
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Santosh wrote:Is this the right place to check electoral roll for Maharashtra?
http://103.23.150.139/marathi/FrmSearchPage.aspx?ID=1

Yes. They even let you search the deleted voters list.
by AjitK
18 Apr 2014 07:22
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

huge and shamelessly blatant manipulation in pune. (bjp supporters) friends are reporting missing names everywhere. ##$@@. Has to be re election. my worry is, where were bjp workers when all this was happening? didnt they verify lists and scanned the pro bjp localities? baffling... Saar, all these ...
by AjitK
15 Apr 2014 21:32
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

https://twitter.com/mishrasmita08
sm senior bjp leaders vry apprehensive aftr recent surveys, say mid electin survey wud only mke workers complacent, extra-relaxed. one leader even said the effect was already setting in....
by AjitK
15 Apr 2014 13:20
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 908860

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

Can Arun Shourie spare any time? His son and wife aren't in good health. Tragic story actually.
by AjitK
15 Apr 2014 13:12
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 908860

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

Neela wrote:Guardian article author studied at JNU.

JNU should be shifted to Sopore, Bastar, Murshidabad or Malappuram. Let them get a taste of the Revolution.
by AjitK
15 Apr 2014 08:19
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

I would be cautious about Latur. Just big rallies won't do in Maharashtra. Top Congress and NCP leaders don't get so many people at their rallies but they win anyway. Atriji can tell us more about the RPI vote transfer and cadre coordination.
by AjitK
15 Apr 2014 07:07
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

NDTV numbers are pretty high for Maharashtra. In Maharashtra, I can think of Baramati, Solapur, Satara, Nashik, Gondia, Latur, Nanded, Osmanabad as Congress-NCP seats. Possibly, Kalyan, Thane, Mumbai South, Maval, Madha, Chandrapur as well. Some of these could flip. Pawar has taken action against th...
by AjitK
14 Apr 2014 13:55
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Yashwant Deshmukh of CVoter is currently doing an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit. If any Rakshaks want to ask him a question, please let me know. http://www.reddit.com/r/indianews/comments/22zj57/hello_i_am_yashwant_deshmukh_founder_of_cvoter/ Quoting from him there: Good question. The factual ans...
by AjitK
14 Apr 2014 13:35
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

J&K, Maharashtra, Haryana going to polls later this year. Expecting change of Govt. UP Sarkar would simply be sent packing soon after Modi Sarkar comes to power. JD-U Sarkar in Bihar would probably fall a month after the elections. So too would HP Sarkar fall. Whole of North India going to turn...
by AjitK
13 Apr 2014 16:15
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Narendra Modi’s march to 7 Race Course has begun If what I have witnessed on Thursday after driving through hundreds of kilometres cutting across several constituencies of Western Uttar Pradesh, holds true in the rest of the state and has a traction effect on neighbouring areas, it appears then tha...
by AjitK
13 Apr 2014 14:46
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Steady rise for BJP in West Bengal Kasba, Santoshpur, Garia or Salimpur are mid-sized residential areas on the south-eastern fringe of Kolkata, housing a few lakh voters. Post Partition, the areas have been predominantly inhabited by middle income group Hindu Bengalis and had never witnessed any sa...
by AjitK
13 Apr 2014 14:25
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

nageshks: I think BJP volunteers should openly state that "The EJ & Muslims are so desperate to stop NaMo. It time religious leaders interference be stopped. Show them that in a secular country, religion based appeals should be defeated. Vote for secularism, vote for Modi". I don't kn...
by AjitK
31 Mar 2014 23:31
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Sir, I think the 3 bolded factors are over rated. Every party does blunders w.r.t candidate selection, we just tend to look at BJP with a magnifying glass, my belief is that candidate selection gets balanced out. Same is the case with local rebellion, if anything this time there is more desertion a...
by AjitK
31 Mar 2014 22:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

I think the forecasts for Karnataka & Maharashtra are at variance with what many would presume. The forecasts are showing around 10-15 seats more for the BJP-NDA than what many earlier assumed. There are many factors working against the BJP in these states: candidate selection, local rebellion, ...
by AjitK
29 Mar 2014 09:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 908860

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

gakakkad wrote:extremely sophisticated piss ops by bjp ...

also note , that no one commented on sabir alis background before the naqvi tweet...

That is not true. Bihar BJP leaders have been talking about these allegations for months.
by AjitK
28 Mar 2014 22:21
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 908860

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

Some leaders have internalized the belief that it is unacceptable and reprehensible if Muslims don't vote for the party or aren't represented in the party. It's as simple as that. And it is frustrating to say the least. All these are due to the overseas compulsions of BJP brass . Image makeover on ...
by AjitK
28 Mar 2014 21:42
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 908860

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

I am against taking some aira gaira minority member and parade him around to show how awesome and sweet we are. That shows lack of self pride and has been the bane of the Congress. I think BJP may be falling into the same trap. ALL members have to sign up to a certain ideology publicly in order to ...
by AjitK
28 Mar 2014 07:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32723

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Thanks, Singha saar. I imagine the Vit D level came down gradually over time. I had no clue it was so low because I didn't have any health problems till a week before I did the test.
by AjitK
27 Mar 2014 21:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32723

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

kumarn, > surprisingly, vitamin D is almost absent in the body! this is a common problem in indics. a hyperfit guy I met (22 yo, 15k in 1:20 on a bad day and hilly course) also suffered from it. I asked him his medical treatment and his reply was: calcitrol for calcium(everyday) , cholecalciferol(v...
by AjitK
21 Mar 2014 19:58
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Former revenue secretary NK Singh quits JDU, joins BJP http://ibnlive.in.com/news/former-revenue-secretary-nk-singh-quits-jdu-joins-bjp/459322-37-64.html Is this the brother of Purnia BJP MP Udai Singh? It seems a wholesale movement of elites connected with Congress moving to BJP. I hope, old BJP f...
by AjitK
17 Mar 2014 19:48
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

You could have an alliance of the BJP, the SS, the MNS, the Shekap and Raju Shetty and yet the Congress and Pawar might just sneak through. :roll:

The status quo with the Sena on the division of seats in the alliance just can't go on. Something's gotta give.
by AjitK
13 Mar 2014 18:47
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

The Untold Census Story Assam, West Bengal, Kerala and UP have seen a significant rise in Muslim population over the past decade, according to a leaked report of the 2011 Census http://www.openthemagazine.com/sites/default/files/census-info.jpg A bleak future for the two states in the east. Some Di...
by AjitK
10 Mar 2014 19:24
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

No my assumption was not that he has NDA/India's interests in mind. My assumption too is that Raj Thakeray too is a politician and it would be beneficial for him to reach some understanding with Shiv Sena, so that both their losses can be minimized. It's a war of attrition. He will not rest till Ud...
by AjitK
10 Mar 2014 12:45
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Ajit, Why did RT not take a 4 seats alloted to him from BJP quota. I don't know whether the BJP offered him those seats without similar concessions from the Sena. This is a quarrel in the Thackeray family. Why should the BJP sacrifice those seats when the Sena isn't ready to do it? Both brothers ar...
by AjitK
10 Mar 2014 09:05
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

BJP should have offered Raj Thackeray an unopposed fight (ie no BJP or SS) in 3 or 4 winnable seats in exchange for MNS not contesting in any of the other seats. The rest of the seats could then be shared out between SS and BJP. That way all 3 parties win. As it stand the MNS will not win any seats...
by AjitK
06 Mar 2014 07:47
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

^^SP and BSP, even if neither joins the UPA, can always be counted on for support because of CBI threats to both head honchos. At this point it is better to just count the UPA + Turd Front as one single block. This is what the BJP is truly facing and what has me worried. Getting the BJD and the ADM...
by AjitK
05 Mar 2014 22:36
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 466627

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

In 2009, the first phase started from East UP. West UP was the last to go to polls. This time it is the opposite. One and a half months for the BSP to make inroads in West UP.

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