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by chandrasekhar.m
01 Sep 2015 06:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2681
Views: 71976

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

PM Modi's speech at the release of digital version of Ramcharitmanas by All India Radio qyR9d2CcV8Y He says at around 6 mins; if there is anything the world is jealous of in Bharat, it is that family is the foundation of our life. And the Ramayanam epitomises that. When some of our ancestors were fo...
by chandrasekhar.m
09 Jul 2015 08:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRICS: News and Discussion
Replies: 311
Views: 16503

Re: BRICS: News and Discussion

PM Modi meets President Putin in Ufa M2OlleUkkCY Its more of an exchange of pleasantries and good news. President Putin said they have started the process of induction of India into SCO. PM Modi thanked him for that and celebration of yoga and other things and suggested annual summit be in Astrakhan...
by chandrasekhar.m
11 Jun 2015 12:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4273
Views: 257632

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Since this is BRF, thought members would be interested in knowing Pakistan's contribution to AIIB. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Infrastructure_Investment_Bank#Shareholding_Structure , Pakistan is to contribute $1.2 billion, rather than just come with begging bowl. Waah re waah. Tarrel and...
by chandrasekhar.m
30 May 2015 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 134852

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

US human rights commission to hold briefing on violence against religious minorities in India UPCOMING: Violence Against Religious Minorities in India BRIEFING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 03, 2015 9:30 AM CVC NORTH MEETING ROOM 268 This briefing will take place at 9:30 AM on 6/3/2015, in CVC North Meeting Room...
by chandrasekhar.m
13 May 2015 09:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4273
Views: 257632

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Gurulog, in all this talk of impending bust, what is mango abdul to do onlee? Buy gold? Hold on to cash by withdrawing a small amount (500$) every week? (Since large withdrawals might bring the police to your door, at least in the great USofA) Or buy some farmland? Anyway not enough savings to purch...
by chandrasekhar.m
04 May 2015 11:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 134852

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II

India fully aligned with international IPR, will safeguard its own interests, says Nirmala Sitharaman NEW DELHI: India is fully aligned with international intellectual property rights standards and "there is no need for anyone to question us", Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sithar...
by chandrasekhar.m
04 May 2015 10:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 703
Views: 53786

Re: Nature & Wildlife Conservation in India

The Swami who took on the mining mafia A long and dusty road along the Ganga leads to the Matri Sadan ashram in Jagjitpur village, some distance away from Haridwar city. Two policemen lounge outside the gates — perhaps the only indicator of the ashram's 'activist' tag. For over 18 years, its sadhus...
by chandrasekhar.m
03 May 2015 11:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Delhi Case Follow-up thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 36613

Re: Delhi Case Follow-up thread

X-post (ignore any inline comments of mine that are not relevant here) Juvenile Justice Bill likely to be tabled in Lok Sabha this week http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47136538.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst NEW DELHI: A bill which seeks ...
by chandrasekhar.m
03 May 2015 11:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Criminal Justice System reform
Replies: 140
Views: 8764

Re: Indian Criminal Justice System reform

Juvenile Justice Bill likely to be tabled in Lok Sabha this week http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47136538.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst NEW DELHI: A bill which seeks to try juveniles in the age group of 16 to 18 years accused of heinous ...
by chandrasekhar.m
28 Apr 2015 08:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India & Natural Disaster Management
Replies: 1158
Views: 37197

Re: India & Natural Disaster Management

Sewa -- https://www.sewausa.org/ SGPC should have a portal. There will always be shortcomings of these people, international, indian or nepali. Why not pm fund? https://pmnrf.gov.in/ The website is crashed, they need to get some oracle operators from the US. But as soon as thats done, you can donat...
by chandrasekhar.m
18 Apr 2015 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3038
Views: 145786

Re: Positive News from the USA

Protests are happening in major cities against police treatment of blacks, with protestors being arrested. :( Police and most of the public seem to be in their own bubble. Bubbles burst, eventually. Until then, I will stay tuned to positive news.
by chandrasekhar.m
14 Apr 2015 11:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3038
Views: 145786

Re: Positive News from the USA

^^^Boy oh boy. America, the land of opportunity allows even decrepit (mostly white?) junta to show their bravery and upholding the freedom of the land in an exemplary manner. Some of the perks being fondling all kinds of gear and shooting tasers/guns at fellow humans and getting away scot-free or wi...
by chandrasekhar.m
12 Apr 2015 05:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3038
Views: 145786

Re: Positive News from the USA

Ferguson style imagemanagent in charleston for the cops -- http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-south-carolina-cpr-20150411-story.html Police in the land of the free, home of the brave are trained to kill/maim. And from the positive news we have been reading here, these police do stay true to that f...
by chandrasekhar.m
11 Apr 2015 09:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4273
Views: 257632

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

On a personal note all the inevitable market crash news makes me nervous. Can any one tell me if this is a good time to get out of Indian Stock Market if I am exposed to equity ? Although most of my exposure to equity is via SIP and other exposure is to the so called CRISIS AAA rated Bond Market. S...
by chandrasekhar.m
09 Apr 2015 10:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3038
Views: 145786

Re: Positive News from the USA

Right now the police department might be busy planning how to create some positive news for the guy who recorded that shooting. I wonder if they will have time to carry out that murder investigation. Opinion of resident experts on positive news is needed. Should an SDRE be brave enough to videotape ...
by chandrasekhar.m
09 Apr 2015 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Myanmar news and discussion
Replies: 542
Views: 461280

Re: India-Myanmar news and discussion

http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=1..090415.apr15 mphal, April 08 2015 : Secretary of Border Management and Chairman of Land Post Authority of India today convened a meeting with State Govt officials here today to ensure completion of Integrated Check Post (ICP) being constructed at border town, Moreh in...
by chandrasekhar.m
06 Jan 2015 00:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4307
Views: 435270

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^^Saw multiple such gangs in Hyderabad on Sunday when I was near the Old City area. Stopping public/traffic and waving flags in front of them until they are satisfied that they have shown their strength. Traffic police was just waiting by the side and waving them to move on to no effect.
by chandrasekhar.m
01 Dec 2014 05:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 363
Views: 55435

Re: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion

Bibhas saar, thank you. Got the info, can delete it if you want to. I will follow up with you in a couple of days.
by chandrasekhar.m
30 Nov 2014 13:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 363
Views: 55435

Re: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion

bibhas saar,
I will be visiting India in dec-jan. Wanted to ask some questions regarding visiting andaman islands and your resort? What's the best way to contact you/get answers?
by chandrasekhar.m
19 Nov 2014 09:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2938
Views: 90551

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

Since there was a discussion about Shri Dharampal, posting some relevant videos about him and his works. This lecturer did/doing research on his works. The speaker tells us about how Shri Dharampal got his insights and some important facts from his books about Indian society. You will also get glimp...
by chandrasekhar.m
17 Nov 2014 03:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 32671

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

Prof. Balagangadhara speaks more about the construction of the (artificial) entity called as "Hinduism". I think this is what shiv saar is talking about. In the below two videos, he sets up the context. Watch these before going to the third. lGPDtdowROQ lV8r1zSvI84 In the below video and i...
by chandrasekhar.m
26 Oct 2014 10:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2938
Views: 90551

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

A relevant video about the effect of WU on Indian mind. Not sure if its been posted on this thread before. 0jWIrFPMulw shiv, LokeshC, ShauryaT, RajeshA saars, I think you will like it, though based on your posts, I think you might be familiar with most of what is said. He talks about value conflicts...
by chandrasekhar.m
06 Sep 2014 10:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5143
Views: 395171

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

rRpwvOJpkVE Shatavadhaani Dr R Ganesh (from Bengaluru) talks about the Aryan Invasion Myth, Indus Valley Civilisation and related issues for the first half of this lecture. He mentions historical evidence (from the Vedas too), archaeology, linguistics, Saraswati river among other things. He is an e...
by chandrasekhar.m
07 Aug 2014 05:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Delhi Case Follow-up thread
Replies: 1287
Views: 36613

Re: Delhi Case Follow-up thread

Atleast one loophole in the Delhi Gang Rape case has been plugged by Modi Sarkar. Wonder what prevented the UPA from doing this little corrective action? Cabinet clears amendments to Juvenile Justice Act paving way for harsher punishment ramana saar, thanks for cross-posting. Some details from that...
by chandrasekhar.m
04 Jul 2014 04:55
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1051654

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

Is Hindi used when meeting with the likes of Facebook's COO, Twitter India head, John McCain and so on?
by chandrasekhar.m
01 Jul 2014 12:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr 2014
Replies: 2854
Views: 73280

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr

BRFers, pliss to use the up-down voting buttons on the existing comments on MSA's article, even if you don't want to put in a comment of your own. Repeating the link here for your convenience: http://www.thehindu.com/features/magazine/1914-serbia-2014-pakistan/article6158040.ece That site allows to...
by chandrasekhar.m
29 Jun 2014 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2872
Views: 94668

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

^^^Mullah sahib, this abdul read the story but didn't understand bhat wajj the secret that Abdul had. Blijj to exblain. You mean how Abba had been boozing? Or getting the jenuine murri shtyle from the christaand? A haaji like abba! What fatva do you think Maulvi will announce if Abdul blurted it ou...
by chandrasekhar.m
29 Jun 2014 09:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2872
Views: 94668

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

^^^Mullah sahib, this abdul read the story but didn't understand bhat wajj the secret that Abdul had. Blijj to exblain.
by chandrasekhar.m
19 Jun 2014 05:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 485242

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Raja Bose and Ulanbatori saars, thanks for telling those of us who were small kids in 1990 about the atrocities that happened then. There is no narrative about this episode in India that has educated I and my friends. Couple of weeks ago, I read Ulanbatori saar's post about the then ambassador cryin...
by chandrasekhar.m
15 Jun 2014 14:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 300205

Re: Indian Interests

Coomi Kapoor's Column Colour clash Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was overshadowed in some official photographs because he was dressed in a simple black suit while Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj stood out in her white sari with a red blouse and red jacket. Foreign Secretary Sujatha Sin...
by chandrasekhar.m
29 May 2014 10:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth
Replies: 8372
Views: 256365

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

shiv saar, you mentioned few pages ago that you are writing an ebook based on the evidence you have seen, your observations and conclusions. Is that still being planned? It would be nice if it had a summary at the beginning explaining the various hypotheses and their current status and salient point...
by chandrasekhar.m
19 May 2014 13:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 473947

Re: Internal Security Watch

Australian adventurer becomes victim of false alarm - The Hindu Kayak adventurer Sandra Helen Robson from Western Australia, who was near Pulicat lake on Sunday during the course of a global expedition, was stopped by fishermen and turned over to the police on grounds of suspicion. Though she was r...
by chandrasekhar.m
17 May 2014 03:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 317972

Re: Geopolitical thread

^^^ And the Sanskrit tongue and culture was definitely not silenced when it reached Pune. It had even spread into the mountainous regions of the current day "-stans" and Himalayas too. Hence, was Wheatley lying and Kaplan is blindly quoting him without using his brain? Somehow, I think I a...
by chandrasekhar.m
16 May 2014 10:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 317972

Re: Geopolitical thread

I am reading the book Revenge of Geography by Robert Kaplan . In there he writes in Chap 2 in page 32 of the hardcover edition: In a stunning summation of geographical determinism, the late geographer Paul Wheatley made the observation that "the Sanskrit tongue was chilled to silence at 500 met...
by chandrasekhar.m
16 May 2014 09:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: General Elections 2014- Transition of power & World Reaction
Replies: 709
Views: 22420

Re: General Elections 2014- Largest peaceful transition of p

As we drove away from this bizarre event, I couldn't help thinking that I'd glimpsed the last days of a stagnant, dysfunctional regime at its very heart. There was a lassitude here, a sense of going through the motions while fully understanding that no matter what you did, it couldn't possibly have...
by chandrasekhar.m
15 May 2014 08:24
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 1158
Views: 40952

Re: Exit Polls & Discussion 2014 Elections

For timepass till the results come out, how about recounting those proceedings for those who werent there in flesh? Well saar, in that meet, milindc demo-ed the work he was doing right down to the booth level. The insights that emerge once you have voters mapped down to street address and basic dem...
by chandrasekhar.m
28 Apr 2014 07:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis
Replies: 4002
Views: 146352

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis

1,300 Muslims leave C. African Republic capital BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Heavily armed peacekeepers escorted some of the last remaining Muslims out of Central African Republic's volatile capital on Sunday, trucking more than 1,300 people who for months had been trapped by violent Chr...
by chandrasekhar.m
21 Apr 2014 12:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 300205

Re: Indian Interests

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Row-over-clinical-trial-as-254-Indian-women-die/articleshow/34016785.cms The death of 254 Indian women from modest backgrounds in the course of a 15-year US-funded clinical trial has triggered a raging debate about its ethicality. The trial was for a cervica...
by chandrasekhar.m
21 Apr 2014 06:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Jan 04, 2014
Replies: 2844
Views: 77022

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

^^^ shiv saar, that's a good idea. This thread will reach its 72 in a day or two. Perhaps it can be locked and new thread opened with the new name. Kabila is an apt description, though I wonder if all will understand the meaning. The first post should mention the reason for choosing that. Or maybe o...
by chandrasekhar.m
21 Apr 2014 05:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Jan 04, 2014
Replies: 2844
Views: 77022

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

"Terrorist Pakjabi Armies and their Oppressed Colonies(from Partition)" "Terrorist Pakjabi Colonial Empire" To indicate that the area known as Pakistan on the map is not a nation but really a terrorist empire that still continues colonialism for its own survival. I also wanted to...

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