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by chanakyaa
04 Mar 2021 09:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India & Brazil News and Discussion Thread-1
Replies: 15
Views: 2836

Re: India & Brazil News and Discussion Thread-1

Strangely more than technology or anything modern, it is Gujrat's Gir cow which has been the biggest connection between Brazil and India for decades. Would love to see some commercial aviation co-operation with Embraer. Its a huge win-win for both sides. The Indian cattle breed behind the white revo...
by chanakyaa
03 Mar 2021 06:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5136
Views: 884747

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Nothing new, closing the chapter. Neera Tanden withdraws from nomination as Biden budget chief President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he is withdrawing the nomination of Neera Tanden as his budget chief at her request, a move that came after more than a week of signs that Tanden would fail to win Sen...
by chanakyaa
01 Mar 2021 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2470
Views: 224186

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

... The three core principles to adopt when you want to lose weight are: 1. Portion control 2. Avoid sweets - not just carbs 3. Exercise. Note, exercise alone does not do the trick, you hardly lose any calories that way, however, it is a great motivator and that's why it works as part of the packag...
by chanakyaa
27 Feb 2021 06:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4312
Views: 378504

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Article talks about Digital Euro, but if could be any currency.... The Dangers Lurking behind a Digital Euro Neosocialist China does it, Sweden does it, and many other states want to do it, too: to issue digitized central bank money for everyone. The European Central Bank (ECB) is also working on su...
by chanakyaa
22 Feb 2021 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 157
Views: 34928

Re: Indian Interests_2

...All of the above folks regarded Hindus as inferior folks. They all indulged in extensive anti-Brahmin tirades, and subjected Hindus to much contempt and insulting talk. You just have to pick up their books, practically, you can open any of these books at any page, within a few paragraphs or page...
by chanakyaa
20 Feb 2021 22:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8874
Views: 1038922

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

... Patanjali’s Coronil gets Ayush Ministry certification, Baba Ramdev releases research on ‘first evidence-based Ayurvedic medicine against COVID’ https://www.opindia.com/2021/02/patanjalis-coronil-who-certification-baba-ramdev-research-paper-evidence-based-ayurvedic-medicine-covid/ Couldn't find ...
by chanakyaa
19 Feb 2021 08:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5136
Views: 884747

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Ask Chicago City Council to vote NO on a resolution condemning CAA http://chng.it/sTjjhTXLV5 RD sir, will definitely do the needful, but in all honesty it is GoI who should run a petition condemning gun violence hooman rights in Chicago :D 2020 Cook County deaths break records due to gun violence, ...
by chanakyaa
19 Feb 2021 00:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2470
Views: 224186

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Rail roko in Aurangabad, MH :rotfl: Continuing to stay the course at full speed is the best solution to tackle Andolanjeevi

https://twitter.com/ek_aalu_bonda/status/1362274504970432512
by chanakyaa
17 Feb 2021 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1174
Views: 203826

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

There is more to warming Turkey-Russia relations (and also to US' threatening Erdogan with sanctions) than just S-400. https://nationalinterest.org/feature/why-putin-using-gas-line-finance-his-corrupt-regime-177070 .... There is cause for India to be very concerned. Putin wants to sell gas to EU. U...
by chanakyaa
11 Feb 2021 09:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8874
Views: 1038922

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Puzzling why Bharat Biotech decided to partner with a small, lesser know, zero-revenue company to develop COVAXIN for the US market. Ocugen (Malvern, Pennsylvania) has Indian names in the management -- Sanjay Subramanian (Chief Financial Officer), Shankar Musunuri (CEO) Ocugen and Bharat Biotech Ann...
by chanakyaa
31 Jan 2021 23:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8874
Views: 1038922

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Bakis finally will get hold of India made vaccine (may be for free??) without the need to beg from India :evil: Pakistan secures 17 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine through COVAX - govt health advisor Pakistan’s government has secured 17 million doses AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine under the COV...
by chanakyaa
31 Jan 2021 22:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2470
Views: 224186

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

...Is it an existential threat to Modi or will it dent his popularity? No. But it stands to affect BJP’s chances in western UP where the Tikait gang holds sway. To be honest, I don’t know if BJP won from those areas though, so it might turn to be a non issue..... Dhirendra Pundir and Sanjay Dixit-j...
by chanakyaa
31 Jan 2021 19:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2470
Views: 224186

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Pappu is in Germany. Some serious planning going on Hope he is meeting with his handler (Dhruv Rathee) in Germany :lol: Pappu has grandmothers all over Europe. @pankajs +108, very well summarized. This was covertly political before and now overtly political after 26th. On political impact, I found ...
by chanakyaa
29 Jan 2021 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2470
Views: 224186

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

With India and the rest of the world grappling with the onslaught of COVID-19, I'm amazed at superficial immunity of so-called farmer protestors. Read somewhere on titter that the cases (including dangerous variant) are rising at the protesting sites, but no authoritative source. The only way to con...
by chanakyaa
29 Jan 2021 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2470
Views: 224186

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

...While i am of the strong opinion that the best use of time is to improve the quality of life for all citizens by closing the loopholes within existing laws instead of introducing new ones, i doubt if that alone will solve the "civil disobedience" movements the opposition parties orches...
by chanakyaa
27 Jan 2021 19:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2470
Views: 224186

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

+108 @Ambar-ji. Atrocities against Sikhs, sadly, can't happen without the blessing/nod of the shady establishment in those countries, which can be pursed by existing laws/regulations in those countries. But it needs to start somewhere. Fortunately, there is lot of evidence suggests that such legal c...
by chanakyaa
27 Jan 2021 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2470
Views: 224186

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Opindia https://www.opindia.com/2021/01/delhi-police-register-firs-against-farmer-leaders-including-yogendra-yadav-200-rioters-detained-so-far/ Delhi Police register FIRs against ‘farmer leaders’ including Yogendra Yadav, Rakesh Tikait and others, attempt to murder charge filed The Delhi Police have...
by chanakyaa
27 Jan 2021 18:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2470
Views: 224186

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Weakness in the union is a perfect timing for govt./NIA to quickly bring some arrest warrants. Divide and quash this protest nonsense. Chances of violence are low. These people were allowed to go back their criminal base camp is irritating. ANI UP: The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu), which has been s...
by chanakyaa
26 Jan 2021 19:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2470
Views: 224186

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

...The farmers walked right into a trap A wise man once said -- Give a man enough rope and he will hang himself. -- Imagine all those common farmers tuning into R-day tamasha thinking of their brethren (Checked) -- Imagine those from the same community in armed force are thinking of their brethren ...
by chanakyaa
25 Jan 2021 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2470
Views: 224186

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

...Use force and it guarantees deaths and bloodshed, and which in turn will set off million other fires across the country. And do nothing and you end up inconveniencing and destroying daily lives of citizens in one city. See, these "protests" will never be tolerated or allowed in other s...
by chanakyaa
21 Jan 2021 08:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2470
Views: 224186

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

... I don't think that they want to go into the upcoming state elections carrying an anti farmer tag. a longish break may well diffuse the charged up hotheads and perhaps the advantages of these laws could be more easily demonstrated or disseminated ... Well said. When I originally read the headlin...
by chanakyaa
17 Jan 2021 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5136
Views: 884747

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

...I would not be surprised if we get sanctioned for the S400 or any other purchases from Russia. On this, I echo @sanjaykumar's reply on broad sanctions (defense tech. not sure). Here is why, There will be no such sanctions. Not because they are not in India’s interest, but because they are not in...
by chanakyaa
16 Jan 2021 03:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2470
Views: 224186

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

On the Nidhi Razdan saga, here is an interesting video on UTube recorded in Sept. 2020 w/Nidhi. Video and the subject is NOT worthwhile, but listen to the first minutes of he video in which Nidhi talks about the Harvard opportunity and how she is going to start taking classes next week (i.e. October...
by chanakyaa
14 Jan 2021 07:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2470
Views: 224186

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

...The elected government has complete control of two arms of government - executive and legislature. The judiciary are not in a position to annul valid laws, but they can offer face savers that act as a balancing act, because these opposition protesters are now dependent upon the judiciary to make...
by chanakyaa
13 Jan 2021 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2470
Views: 224186

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

On the farmer issue, wasn't this issue a law enforcement problem to begin with, and after SC's interference, still remains a law enforcement problem? The only difference is that now GoI could clear the farmers from dharna site at the directive of SC instead appearing to do on its own. Not sure GoI a...
by chanakyaa
11 Jan 2021 06:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5136
Views: 884747

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Not quite related to relationship between the two countries, but more critically the INR-USD exchange rate. After an approximate increase of $7 trillion ($7,000,000,000,000) increase in the US public debt in FY20 and another $3 to $5 trillion coming under bye then, totaling an increase of more than ...
by chanakyaa
10 Jan 2021 05:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8874
Views: 1038922

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

One noobie question for the uninitiated in the vaccine making. How much is SII dependent on AZ (for any secret sauce or other ingredients) that would constrain Serum's ability to scale?
by chanakyaa
03 Jan 2021 05:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4312
Views: 378504

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

X posting from strat dhaaga The Fraying of the US Global Currency Reserve System Since autumn of 2019, I’ve been bearish on the dollar, meaning I have a longish-term outlook towards a weaker dollar. This view began forming when the Federal Reserve cut interest rates in summer 2019, and then the view...
by chanakyaa
03 Jan 2021 05:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5527
Views: 1093932

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Chinese funding worldwide https://www.lynalden.com/wp-content/uploads/dollar-subversion-china-global-loans.jpg ... The article in which this pic appears, is worth 1000x more than the pic. Good old topics of Bretton Woods, Petro Dollar, Rise of China etc..but worth a read. I'll post it in the econ t...
by chanakyaa
30 Dec 2020 06:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1387466

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.businesstoday.in/sectors/telecom/brookfield-led-team-completes-rs-25000-crore-deal-to-buy-out-reliance-jios-tower-arm/story/414789.html Brookfield-led team completes Rs 25,000 crore deal to buy out Reliance Jio's tower arm Brookfield and a group of investors including Singapore's sovere...
by chanakyaa
29 Dec 2020 19:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8874
Views: 1038922

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Here is ToI item from today: Covid-19: Oxford vaccine may get nod in a few days Everything around AstraZeneca vaccine is *bizarre* and *strangely suspicious*. It is bizarre because very large publicly listed companies like AstraZeneca are very careful about messaging, especially about its reputatio...
by chanakyaa
23 Dec 2020 05:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5700
Views: 804717

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Another $2.3 Trillion out of thin air (almost 4x the foreign reserves of India ~$600 Billion). Congress unveils $2.3 trillion government spending and virus relief package $740.5 billion in defense spending :-o , $664.5 billion for domestic programs, and $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill And, somethi...
by chanakyaa
20 Dec 2020 21:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1387466

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

View from Taipei, Taiwan EDITORIAL: Wistron riot should serve as warning Government officials on Tuesday said that they would assist Wistron in its negotiations with New Delhi after the Taiwanese company’s plant in southern India’s Narasapura industrial area was damaged when workers rioted. Minister...
by chanakyaa
20 Dec 2020 03:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8874
Views: 1038922

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Chances are low. I remember reading an article about ICMR vaccine approval that Oxford vaccine approval was contingent upon Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority (MHRA) UK providing green signal. Will post the article if I can find it.
by chanakyaa
20 Dec 2020 02:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8874
Views: 1038922

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

And, the hostage situation for humanity continues....COVID-19, COVID-20, COVID-21... Covid-19: New coronavirus variant is identified in UK (VUI-202012/01) What do we know about this new SARS-CoV-2 variant? It’s been snappily named VUI-202012/01 (the first “Variant Under Investigation” in December 20...
by chanakyaa
19 Dec 2020 21:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1387466

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Apple, Wistron admit to lapses in payments to workers in Karnataka facility BENGALURU: Apple and its Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron on Saturday issued separate statements acknowledging that there were lapses in payments to workers in its Narasapura facility near Bengaluru in October and No...
by chanakyaa
19 Dec 2020 06:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 33428

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

Are you saying that these appointments is a reflection of strength and/or influence of China on the Manchurian candidate? Not sure if these Disney alumni appointments has anything to do with that. Disney has made ton of investment in China and they do not want to see it go. From Disney theme parks t...
by chanakyaa
17 Dec 2020 05:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5136
Views: 884747

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Forget India, her constituents do not care about her.... JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF RECALL FOUR CHARGES ARE CERTIFIED AGAINST SAWANT - That Councilmember Sawant “Relinquished Authority of her Office and Disregarded City of Seattle Employment and Hiring Rules.” - That Councilmember Sawant misused City r...
by chanakyaa
14 Dec 2020 06:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1387466

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Not sure the reputation of this channel, but I had never heard anyone explain in such simple terms and easily connect the dauts while effectively making the point -- numbers in parliament, progression of agri laws (relevant to jamidari, APMC etc.) and new farming laws, concerns/protests etc. YcqVWFZ...
by chanakyaa
11 Dec 2020 05:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8874
Views: 1038922

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Not without India: World's pharmacy gears up for vaccine race PUNE, India/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India, the world’s biggest vaccine maker, is getting set for the massive global blitz to contain the coronavirus pandemic with its pharmaceutical industry and partners freeing up capacity and acceleratin...

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