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by Misra
13 Aug 2018 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2985
Views: 539041

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7248&p=2174502#p2174502

Misra wrote:indeed, ISRO should think of establishing a 24-hr channel of its own now, ISROTV or whatever


ISRO set to launch its TV channel

^ good to see
by Misra
11 Jun 2018 08:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 73
Views: 12369

Re: Indian Interests_2

The last line needs some reflection to bring about. 1) What were the factors that allowed India to be the center of world commerce, industry, and thought over the millennium from 200 AD to 1200 AD? 2) What made the factors null and void? 3) What do we need to bring them back? 1) stretches of time, ...
by Misra
28 May 2018 19:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5397
Views: 489171

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

^ he should continue with the hugging, esp if his counterparts don’t like it. he pulls it off well—putin and trump come across as stiff. should reinforce vasudhaiva kutumbakam every opportunity he gets...it’s one of his USP’s
by Misra
27 May 2018 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2912
Views: 181864

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

not sure if this has been posted before here:

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by Misra
23 May 2018 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1739
Views: 217230

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

lengthy but interesting CSIS conference on US-India relationship: U.S. & India: From Estranged Democracies to Natural Allies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyvXyFGcSaQ opening panel: navtej sarna and frank wisner economic panel: susan esserman, sadanand dhume, arun kumar strategic panel: raymon...
by Misra
23 May 2018 00:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2191
Views: 266302

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

^ yes, they can be in big doo-doo in the next several decades if they mismanage their affairs—domestic and international. by 2100 both the chinese and indian population pyramids are expected to have similar shape, but the planet may have many many more indians than chinese (of all age levels). indee...
by Misra
16 May 2018 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1566
Views: 184169

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

every time the GDP of the UK crosses the 3 trillion mark that of india crosses the next trillion mark...

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by Misra
22 Apr 2018 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1179
Views: 109591

Re: Understanding the US- Again

^ from the article:

“My point is not to promote Trump; it is the colossal failure of the press, and the widespread extent of this phenomenon.”
by Misra
22 Apr 2018 15:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 1179
Views: 109591

Re: Understanding the US- Again

shri conrad black’s take: America is being mocked by the shallow bias of its free press “We are living through an era when the Western democracies are generally reassessing a great deal of assumed conventional liberal wisdom...The larger issue in the United States and the leading western European co...
by Misra
01 Apr 2018 18:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1451
Views: 170296

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

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:Well the Chinese and their photo-ops. Capshun Time plizzz

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top dog sheru (known as xi-roo in tibet)
by Misra
17 Mar 2018 18:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1739
Views: 217230

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

in the end no country can accomodate or help the number of talented and hard working people we have. ... ultimately people will have to find their future in india ... india develop and become rich and successful ... right now we are in middle... sounds about right. the urgency of the desire to incr...
by Misra
17 Mar 2018 05:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1739
Views: 217230

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^Cosmo: that is precisely my point. Hinduism isn't dogmatically prescribed (from a book). It isn't ministered (by a Church). It is experienced, as a set of living traditions and narratives. That experience comes from constant, abundant, lifelong interaction with other Hindus, period. Take away the...
by Misra
19 Feb 2018 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2191
Views: 266302

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

NR, every Chinaman or woman has to be treated as an agent.A few years ag Germany said that it had lost several billions due to Chin industrial espionage.One firm said that they had a young Chin computer "trainee" working with them for 2 weeks.When he left they found he had stolen their en...
by Misra
15 Feb 2018 23:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Biotech News & Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 89051

Re: Indian Biotech News & Discussion

Hi Neshant, I am trying to develop microfluidic chambers to isolate different categories of cells from blood plasma. If you are interested in the science, please post or message me. Thank you! this is very interesting science. several years ago i was part of a multi-disciplinary lab-on-a-chip type ...
by Misra
14 Feb 2018 18:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2191
Views: 266302

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

indian priority for the next few decades needs to be: nutrition, education, and profession. if that’s taken care of then, as the population pyramids for india and china show below, in 40-70 years the chinese tone toward india (actually vice versa) is likely to be different from what it is now. chine...
by Misra
10 Jan 2018 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 209
Views: 20165

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

any exhaustion from war, total or not, is likely to be short lived—perhaps on the order of a few generations, e.g. mahabharata or kalinga. this is because conquest is a very human desire (usually expressed in a myriad routine ways) and until this desire is understood universally—esp by non indics—to...
by Misra
29 Dec 2017 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Whine Thread-2
Replies: 38
Views: 2709

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Kaveri is under development for 30 odd years. How can any organization can exist in the world with out a credible product ? Had it been the aviation major , howling for its closure is rest assured !!! G o T ake R um and E njoy!!!! LIGO took 40 years of funding for it to make the groundbreaking disc...
by Misra
13 Dec 2017 08:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306619

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

Regarding the "meanings" of words such as sarasvati, sindhu etc. There seems a lot of confusion. 1) The Indians found that the words in the Veda could be derived using a system of roots, stems, and modifications that employ a set of rules ("grammar"). Using these, the Indians ha...
by Misra
01 Oct 2017 19:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306619

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

^ it could be argued that indians of the past strove to shun identification (ahamkara) or at least to expand it to be as large/inclusive as possible (hence the many sublime mantras such as ‘all the universe is one’). the systems developed to do so emphasized a) recognizing the enormous role that mem...
by Misra
01 Sep 2017 05:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306619

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

... Question about how Shiva/Parvati tradition came to be so strong in the south (but not Indonesia/East Asia, hain?) is a different one. That clearly seems to be a Himalayan origin, and how did that become so strong so far south? agastya probably had a large hand in that--said to have carried yoga...
by Misra
28 Jul 2017 09:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306619

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

One can treat their senile grandparents with utmost care and duty and still keep in mind they are senile and their ramblings have no contributions towards our awareness of existence. Similar concept applies. One can respect the accomplishments of one's ancestors and also realize that they were far,...
by Misra
22 Jul 2017 03:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306619

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

the fundamental paradigm of scientific training is to not consider anything true without corroborative evidence. ... half-baked claims written by half-literate men thousands of years ago... your summary dismissal of the human mind of the past as 'half-literate' is really a self-goal, i.e., a goal a...
by Misra
18 Jul 2017 15:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306619

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

^ the whole thing comes down to realizing (or rather being comfortable with the idea) that there are non physical dimensions of the universe that cannot be studied by physical methods--that the 'intellect' depends on physical information/data gathered through physical senses that become unreliable f...
by Misra
18 Jul 2017 13:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306619

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

Couldn't care less if he is a juggler or a priest. He is a PhD in Physics, talking about physics. Automatically out-ranks a guy with zero physics education talking about physics. Would i prefer an atheist physicist ?ofcourse i would. but a christian priest who is a phD in Physics decisively outrank...
by Misra
07 Jul 2017 10:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306619

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

"ganges" is another term that is begging to go the "aryan" way--there is no reason for any indian to not refer to "ganga" as "ganga"
by Misra
29 Jun 2017 23:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306619

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

Let's say you are correct and that the aryan invasion did not happen and we are all one. But then how do we explain the blatant hatred of the dark that is evident across the length and breadth of our society from entertainment to jobs to marriage? this light and dark business is most misunderstood ...
by Misra
24 Jun 2017 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2985
Views: 539041

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Gagan wrote:ISRO doesn't really need Doordarshan for the broadcast.


indeed, ISRO should think of establishing a 24-hr channel of its own now, ISROTV or whatever
by Misra
06 Jun 2017 05:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis
Replies: 424
Views: 52446

Re: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis

better video from ISRO, with booster and satellite separation
by Misra
05 May 2017 17:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2985
Views: 539041

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

notwithstanding your understandable disappointment i'm somewhat delighted that the first official word on the SAARC satellite launch has come from the Indian PM himself--seems to me that it was his suggestion/vision to set this kind of space diplomacy into motion in the first place
by Misra
05 May 2017 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2985
Views: 539041

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIIElIDrreo

another video of launch

edit: same as ANI's posted just before
by Misra
05 May 2017 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2985
Views: 539041

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3rolabKU9w

pallava bagla whining about why ISRO/PMO/Foreign affairs officials have been opaque about the launch this time...
by Misra
05 May 2017 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2985
Views: 539041

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

doubt it was the real Press Trust of India--take a look at their other videos :mrgreen:
by Misra
07 Oct 2016 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2045
Views: 220413

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Lets face it. An actual spectacular raid into Pakistan to take out terror camps within 5 km was needed as a morale booster for the entire country as much as a signal to Pakistan. this phraseology is a consequence of indian "strategic restraint" exercised over so many decades. it was a rai...
by Misra
22 Jul 2015 23:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5056
Views: 306619

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

two important genetic studies about migration of humans: First humans out of Africa were small, scrappy The most comprehensive dataset ever assembled on our early human ancestors provides evidence that the first humans emerged in South Africa, and that the first humans to migrate out of Africa came ...
by Misra
20 Jun 2015 17:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 95064

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Good work by Jaitley at the AEI yesterday analyzing the UPA period and putting NDA steps in perspective:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_--xlv5tHR4
by Misra
27 Apr 2015 05:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 597
Views: 26880

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

need to intellectually move from: hindu to abrahamic -- for you, yours is yours; for me, mine is mine and yours to: hindu to abrahamic -- for you, yours is yours; for me, mine is mine this is what folks like Rajiv Malhotra have been attempting. and what Swami Vivekananda propounded in the 19th centu...

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