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by Carl_T
20 Oct 2010 05:08
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30657

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

I know it is written in the Valmiki Ramayana. Question is, was it always there? If it was always there in the particular edition, was Valmiki writing down an even older story? What is the reason to doubt if it was in the oringinal? or, why do you think it is a later interpolation? I dont understand...
by Carl_T
20 Oct 2010 04:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 228556

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

Mayeb we have to distinguish between the Tibetans and the Uyghurs. Tibetans, culturally and faithwise will always have a minimal positive identification with India. Whereas any population that has submitted to Islam will potentially give rise to a Mullahcracy and use classic Islamist strategy and d...
by Carl_T
20 Oct 2010 03:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5551
Views: 614145

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Considering US (BO) policy towards Russia, it is unlikely to be the US.

Arabs could be. But the unrest in Chechnya has been on the rise for the past two years, this is another data point.
by Carl_T
20 Oct 2010 03:09
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30657

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

^ Selective acceptance huh, carl_T garu? Indication of secularist world-view. One accepts the existence of Ravana and his Dalit history :P , but cannot accept Rama for what he is as depicted. Secular Intellectualism at its best! This is what I was pointing at in that infamous "off-topic" ...
by Carl_T
18 Oct 2010 21:46
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30657

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

I know it is written in the Valmiki Ramayana. Question is, was it always there? If it was always there in the particular edition, was Valmiki writing down an even older story?
by Carl_T
18 Oct 2010 20:04
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30657

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

No evidence to back this up, but I have always had a feeling that the idea of Rama as an avatar of Vishnu was a later interpolation onto the original story. I think many disparate stories were meant to be unified with a coherent idea by Vishnu taking form on earth into these men. Has Rama always bee...
by Carl_T
18 Oct 2010 07:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010
Replies: 2060
Views: 170556

Re: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010

Lalmohan wrote:meanwhile, apart from all that sport/shoart bijnej
i am still getting over the two lal-chicks during closing of opening ceremony


which?
by Carl_T
16 Oct 2010 23:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 332347

Re: Indian Interests

Eric Hoffer should be required reading for everyone studying politics.
by Carl_T
16 Oct 2010 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2968
Views: 366109

Re: International Military Discussion

Is there really a "reluctance to export military equipment" as per the article? Quite curious.
by Carl_T
16 Oct 2010 02:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -II
Replies: 4265
Views: 228556

Re: Future Strategic Scenario for the Indian Subcontinent -I

I think using peripheral ethnic groups like Uighurs and Tibetans etc are of limited value strategically and in the case of promoting Islamism among the Uighurs, will probably blow back on us sometime or other. If we want to weaken China, we have to create divisions among the heart and soul - the Han...
by Carl_T
15 Oct 2010 21:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 323785

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

But I am afraid those assumptions need to be questioned also: - US cheapening the dollar and subsequently other countries responding with similar actions will nullify all the effect; On the other hand if other countries don't respond their survival will be at risk; So, US action of cheapening will ...
by Carl_T
15 Oct 2010 20:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 3942
Views: 374209

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

That and he didn't actually graduate from Harvard...donating to US university is ok, at least it should be your own...
by Carl_T
15 Oct 2010 02:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis
Replies: 4002
Views: 165594

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis

RajeshA - I think you are giving them too much credit. Are they really taken seriously enough to refute?
by Carl_T
15 Oct 2010 02:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 584622

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

In fact I can forsee Grippen becoming a Indo-Swedish baby, with a 5th generation fighter and a gas/turbine engine which is not dependent on the yanks or the squabbling europeans. The Gripen is probably the most vulnerable of all of them because the Swedes don't actually own that much of it except t...
by Carl_T
13 Oct 2010 10:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 323785

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Not really, there will be fewer loans, but it's fantasy to think cheap home loans will vanish.
by Carl_T
13 Oct 2010 04:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - The Indian Ocean Civilization & IOR
Replies: 66
Views: 5329

Re: India - The Indian Ocean Civilization & IOR

Yes - Oman is crucial for us, isn't it? Where we can never really have anything useful. To a certain extent I am coming around to the feeling of "internal development onlee". Thats the way to go - atta boy! we should try hard to convince others seriously about this - at least that they sh...
by Carl_T
12 Oct 2010 09:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010
Replies: 2060
Views: 170556

Re: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010

for rugby kind of bullish sports, the pacific islanders used to have the best natural physique - years of open ocean swimming, canoeing and a diet rich in pig meat and seafood! but small population and financial issues gates their progress. these are people who were making 2-3 week open ocean voyag...
by Carl_T
11 Oct 2010 07:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2532
Views: 260601

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

I agree, not sure how much India can gain from free trade of goods with such a small market. However, striking agreements in other areas could be beneficial, Israel would get access to a giant labor pool and Israeli designed goods could be manufactured in India etc.
by Carl_T
11 Oct 2010 01:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 323785

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Raising the inflation rate sounds reasonable but they need to raise interest rates first before they do that. Personally I would prefer if they reduce the deficit by reducing defense spending, and in turn reduce taxation. But all iz well! So who will win the Econ Prize on Monday? I'm going to say Eu...
by Carl_T
11 Oct 2010 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 488555

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Good posts. Why couldn't they use the same guidance system that is used on A2A missiles guided by a large land based or AEW radar? 1) How does the land based radar see a ship 500 or more Km away sitting beyond the curvature of the earth? 2) How does the radar pinpoint the exact coordinates of a ran...
by Carl_T
10 Oct 2010 19:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 488555

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Good posts. Why couldn't they use the same guidance system that is used on A2A missiles guided by a large land based or AEW radar?
by Carl_T
10 Oct 2010 08:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 323785

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

Why do they need to pay for the bailout?
by Carl_T
10 Oct 2010 01:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010
Replies: 2060
Views: 170556

Re: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010

If the Army and private trusts are supporting talent that is good indeed. Why leave out swimming ? It is an important component of any marine commando unit ;-) We should do well in swimming. Just build large pools in towns where there natural swimmers and catch the lanky kids with strong upper bodi...
by Carl_T
09 Oct 2010 20:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010
Replies: 2060
Views: 170556

Re: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010

^^^There aren't that many West Indies players in baseball. But the money in baseball is no doubt pretty high for the top levels. Most of the Olympics involve random individual sports so China can pour state funding into them and do well. Similar how in the 80s Korea figured out that short track spee...
by Carl_T
09 Oct 2010 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 488555

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

True, good points.
by Carl_T
08 Oct 2010 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 488555

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

One more q on this topic - Is it expensive to convert them into UCAVs though? Instead of retiring and recycling them wouldn't it be better to send them flying soosai at the enemy armed with a couple of missiles? I'm not saying this because it is an ideal solution but just because they are going to b...
by Carl_T
08 Oct 2010 18:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 323785

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

What biz are you starting?

So who is going to win Econ Prize on Monday?
by Carl_T
08 Oct 2010 02:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - The Indian Ocean Civilization & IOR
Replies: 66
Views: 5329

Re: India - The Indian Ocean Civilization & IOR

The AN islands put us at the mouth of the Malacca passageway, with a big enough naval presence there we may be able to control that region. Wrt the west, leveraging our relationship with Oman into a base would be ideal although I think China has similar designs there. However that would totally mess...
by Carl_T
08 Oct 2010 01:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 584622

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Out of curiosity why is it a problem if France wants to sell things to China/Pak? If we join the Rafale program wouldn't we effectively have a say in who gets the Rafale?
by Carl_T
07 Oct 2010 21:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 3942
Views: 374209

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

The guy should be certainly prosecuted for invasion of privacy but not anything extra just because the other guy commited soosai. Even Perez Hilton spoke out against charging him with hate crimes.
by Carl_T
07 Oct 2010 10:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 323785

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

The ballooning US defense budget shows why weapons procurement should be centralized and left to the military rather than the legislature. The legislature is ultimately not the user and cannot decide what is optimal for the military and is more concerned with maximizing the ballot count in the respe...
by Carl_T
07 Oct 2010 01:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5390
Views: 498711

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Thokchom nanao singh in boxing is also in Army I think.
by Carl_T
06 Oct 2010 18:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 584622

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

No evidence to back this up but I think the GE engine strategically is a case of "diversifying portfolio" and not necessarily a fillip to the Bug's chances in the MRCA. To put on my psychic octopus hat, I think the way to guess is to decide which deal allows us to gain the most strategic i...
by Carl_T
06 Oct 2010 12:45
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65109

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

I remember someone posted a link to a bunch of persian texts somewhere on this site. I am looking for some accounts of Timur in Iran. Anyone know where to find them? :)
by Carl_T
06 Oct 2010 09:10
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30657

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

Question: So was the Kaurav dynasty a descendant of Puru or was it a descendant of Sudah's clan? I assumed it had been a descendant of the Puru clan, but was that not defeated comprehensively in the dasarajnya battle?
by Carl_T
05 Oct 2010 22:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 323785

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

developing country needs to import lot of services and technology for building out stuff and catching up. also we import lot of crude oil. wouldnt all these be helped by a strong rupee:dollar & rupee:euro rate? They would to some extent, but exports would be hurt. Furthermore these benefits and...
by Carl_T
05 Oct 2010 20:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 323785

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

There is no real benefit to a rising rupee other than ego. Unless you're an Indian visiting abroad. A stable currency is best for the nation. But a rising rupee, an inflating Sensex...are Indian corporate yields dropping too? It could be foreign capital just seeking greener pastures in India, sounds...
by Carl_T
05 Oct 2010 12:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1519419

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Are those SPG?
by Carl_T
05 Oct 2010 10:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 323785

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

I don't find anything particularly immoral about that. The purpose of the act was to ensure stability in the banking system by injecting a large dose of liquidity and keep the banks well capitalized. Considering the situation they faced in fall of 08 when large banks failing was a serious possibilit...

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