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by Ambar
02 Mar 2021 04:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2446
Views: 620817

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Where do these pakis/khalis find these obscure goras to do their bidding ? I don't know who is taking who for a ride here but i have a distinct feeling it is the goras who are laughing all the way to the bank ! Michael Kugelman, Peter Friedrich and now Carin Fischer. There are few more vocal anti-In...
by Ambar
01 Mar 2021 05:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 489
Views: 65626

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

Khashoggi himself was no angel, he was the part of the KSA power circle and lost out after the palace intrigue which ended in MBS coming to power. Isnt Jamal Khashoggi related to the notorious Adnan Khashoggi the arms dealer who supplied arms to everyone from Pakis, PLO, Colombian drug traffickers, ...
by Ambar
01 Mar 2021 00:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

But I think pretty much what has been said about food and road traffic (lesser extent) applies to West Bengal / Kolkata. There is an urgent need to tax sweets / sugary products. Half of the bongs are having heart blockages, hypertension, diabetic and a host of other health issues. The remaining hal...
by Ambar
01 Mar 2021 00:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Khan saheb's bias is nothing new. His videos are 80% political and 20% educational. These guys are extremely sophisticated, they build a large follower base by claiming to impart knowledge, education, training, coaching etc. and slowly but surely begin poisoning young minds by introducing politics, ...
by Ambar
28 Feb 2021 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5700
Views: 804018

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Its not the usual UCIRF BS of religious persecution/human right abuse report, the Whitehouse will be commenting on KSA tomorrow which is quite a departure from the past. Either the "new establishment" in the US wants to reset all the old relationships or the "old establishment" i...
by Ambar
28 Feb 2021 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5700
Views: 804018

Re: Understanding the US - Again

So after bombing Syria, Biden will apparently make an announcement on Saudi Arabia on Monday. The announcement will most likely be to denounce the Kashhoggi murder and KSA's royal family's complicity in the crime. The timing is curious because Kashhoggi's murder took place more than 2 and a half yea...
by Ambar
27 Feb 2021 02:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6105
Views: 1363891

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Depends on what we consider "travel" , most resorts, homestays, cabins have been overbooked since mid-summer. The record car sales we've been seeing is driven by pent up demand as well as people buying cars to avoid public transportation. I wish we had some toll traffic numbers but i expec...
by Ambar
27 Feb 2021 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

India's political landscape may change forever depending on the results of the assembly elections in 5 states. If INC and its partners lose in WB, AS, TN, KL, then a break in the party not seen since the split of the 60s when Congress split into syndicate and indicate seems likely. Some senior most ...
by Ambar
27 Feb 2021 01:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The Chinese/5G/Amazon etc are red herring, targeting Ambani and Adani is because they happen to be Gujaratis and they are successful. In the 70s and 80s the pet target of socialists/leftists were the Tatas and the Birlas, Congress did not get involved because these business houses were their benefac...
by Ambar
26 Feb 2021 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Checkered response for Bharath Band. Buses and trucks stayed off the streets, shops closed for few hours where commies and congress is strong else business as usual.
by Ambar
26 Feb 2021 10:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Btw, the disconnect between disney economics and imaginary "healthy inflation" rates calculated by economists Vs the rigors of daily life for a common man here's some dose of reality. The fuel price increase has created a cascading effect on daily essentials - as of today the price for a k...
by Ambar
26 Feb 2021 10:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/govt-eliminates-cooking-gas-subsidy-as-covid-19-turns-oil-market-favourable-120090101003_1.html https://www.livemint.com/news/india/govt-budgets-for-sharp-lpg-price-hikes-11612718815446.html https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/lpg-prices-in...
by Ambar
26 Feb 2021 09:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I think Nirmala Sitaraman is attempting to do what pappu and co. failed to do in the last 6 yrs. For the 8th time since December the household LPG cylinder price has been hiked yet again by Rs 25 today, that's Rs 200 increase per cylinder since December 2020. The commercial LPG rates have gone up by...
by Ambar
26 Feb 2021 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In Karnataka, the state government (both Congress and BJP) have done a decent job when it comes to road transport. KSRTC is probably the best run state owned transport company in the country, and its no wonder that they were the first ones to introduce worldclass Volvo buses, low floor Volvo city bu...
by Ambar
26 Feb 2021 01:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I think a cabinet reshuffle is 2 years overdue starting with ousting Javedkar, Ravishankar Prasad and Tomar. You cannot blame 50,000+ students for losing their patience when they have been waiting for results for more than an year now after nearly waiting for 2 yrs for the exams . Agreed that its no...
by Ambar
26 Feb 2021 00:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I said so when people were kicking up a storm on social media last year to postpone NEET (Swamy army poured plenty of fuel on the fire hoping it would burn the govt) that this was BIF's continuation of JNU hostel protests and anti-CAA agitation, but then NEET went on smoothly, covid cases dropped an...
by Ambar
25 Feb 2021 01:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6105
Views: 1363891

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

High fuel prices and inflation is just one component hampering our competitive advantage globally. There are some fundamental issues which needs to be addressed if we are to grow more competitive and increase our exports . I often hear the argument that RBI is keeping the rupee weak to help the expo...
by Ambar
25 Feb 2021 00:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

These morons truly live in their echo chambers, how many in UP know or care about WSJ or some nut called Sadanand Dhume ? They seem to think their few thousand followers is all of India.
by Ambar
24 Feb 2021 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Has there ever been an example anywhere in the modern world where the "right" has successfully countered the "left"s propaganda ? Also, in the post globalized world the "left" of today is radically different to the left we had some 30 years ago, the internet and social ...
by Ambar
24 Feb 2021 19:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

True. I am astounded by the absence of strategy countering the BIF front and the termites eating away from the inside. There's an astounding absence of strategy countering the left globally and not just in India. The patriotic, conservative and nationalist forces worldwide are always found playing ...
by Ambar
24 Feb 2021 02:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Apparently SJW has sent letters to the CMs of WB and MH asking them a make a case for separation from the republic. Atleast we now know which chief ministers the ISI and Khalistanis think are best candidates to push forward their break India agenda. I am surprised they did not send a letter to sirji...
by Ambar
23 Feb 2021 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I for one welcome AIMIM making inroads in all the states. No more can Congress rely on its "secular" votebank, its votes will be cut by the likes of AIMIM and AIUDF.
by Ambar
23 Feb 2021 20:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

YoYa man represents the most dangerous form of the radical left , the articulate, argumentative kind who will beat around the bush but never arrive at the point. He admits the current policy of MSP only benefits 6% of the farmers, he admits farmers by and large live under very difficult conditions a...
by Ambar
23 Feb 2021 19:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

To add it is not always "your honors" who scuttle the case by readily granting bail but also the investigating authorities. Many here may remember the name Amulya Leon, a lefty nut from Bangalore, similar in age (or younger) than Disha Ravi , who shared the stage with Owaisi in a anti-CAA ...
by Ambar
23 Feb 2021 06:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Was there ever any doubt about her credentials ? We've been calling her a islamic fundamentalist for a while now and rightly so. She is in good company with Arfa Khanum, Sagarika Ghose, Burkha Dutt among others. Speaking of fundamentalists anyone know about Retd Wg Cmdr Anuma Acharya ? How does some...
by Ambar
23 Feb 2021 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Apparently Tikait saheb is worth close to 100 crores and owns everything from auto dealerships, fuel pumps and hundreds of acres of land. Atleast his father was grassroot leader who tried to help farmers in his own disruptive way but Rakesh Tikait is a pure opportunist with eyes set on SaPa or INC t...
by Ambar
22 Feb 2021 19:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

NaMo will be just 73 when the next loksabha elections are called. That's not old at all in the world of politics especially in Indian politics where a 50 yr old is portrayed as "youth leader" or a 65 yr old can be the president of the youth wing of a party (MK Stalin). Unless NaMo himself ...
by Ambar
22 Feb 2021 06:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6105
Views: 1363891

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Is my following assessment right? 2000-2008 growth was because we had a booming real estate industry and money pumped into developed world ( credit default swaps and huge liquidity) allowed huge money flow into India which helped the demand side. After 2008 financial crisis, things started slowing ...
by Ambar
22 Feb 2021 03:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6105
Views: 1363891

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I am sorry but i have to ask, as much as i dislike Su Swamy he made a point after the budget that India's falling growth from 2016 onwards isnt a supply side issue but a demand side problem. How will we return to 2000 to 2010 levels of growth if the demand is hamstrung by inflation ? India's domesti...
by Ambar
22 Feb 2021 00:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I disagree. Regressive taxation is a heavier burden on the middle class and the poor than progressive taxation such as income tax. You pay income tax in proportion to your income, whereas regressive taxes like excise and cess takes the same amount from everyone from a person making Rs 20,000 per mon...
by Ambar
21 Feb 2021 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8835
Views: 1035106

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I mentioned in the political & strategic analysis thread that many in my circle are reluctant to take the vaccine. I am sure as the summer flu season approaches and cases begin to go up they'll eventually come around and get themselves vaccinated but until then the general "humain kuch nahi...
by Ambar
21 Feb 2021 20:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The above article paints an incomplete picture on car ownership , almost every national highway now has tolls, some for every 25 kms. A 400 kms round trip using NHs will cost you around Rs2500 in fuel + Rs 600 in tolls = Rs 3100 today. Add another Rs 6000 to Rs 8000 for insurance every year (also re...
by Ambar
21 Feb 2021 11:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6105
Views: 1363891

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Isn't the international benchmark against future contracts ? I wouldn't bet against prices increasing 50% compared to last year, it is already up over 30% in most places compared to this time last year. Trouble with increasing taxes when international prices drop and increasing the cess when interna...
by Ambar
21 Feb 2021 08:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6105
Views: 1363891

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Fuel price hike: It's a vexatious issue, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman 9 Feb 20, 2021, 05:29PM ISTSource: Times Now Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that steep rise in fuel prices is a vexatious issue for which there is no answer, except for reducing it. FM said, 'I am treading on an area wher...
by Ambar
21 Feb 2021 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Saturday asked police to show evidence and not go by “surmises or conjectures” when it opposed the bail plea of climate activist Disha Ravi, accusing her of being linked to those advocating Khalistan. Police maintained that Ravi was preparing the toolkit and was part of ...
by Ambar
21 Feb 2021 00:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3804
Views: 343343

Re: Indian Education System

Reminds me of the 90s UP. UP back then had one of the lowest literacy and graduation rate in the country and then Mulayam Singh took over. In true samajwadi (socialism) fashion, his government asked all the exam boards to pass students irrespective of their performance in exams, and suddenly schools...
by Ambar
20 Feb 2021 23:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8835
Views: 1035106

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Thanks for that description, Ambar. You mention "the hospital management was one of the last in their city to order vaccines" . That sounds interesting. Is it up to the hospital itself to order ? Doesn't some nodal agency manage disbursement such that this sort of thing doesn't wait for t...
by Ambar
20 Feb 2021 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8835
Views: 1035106

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Nandakumar: what are their locations ? Could you please ask them to describe the procedures and logistics they saw or knew of ? It would be really interesting to know how logistics are being scared up since it would indicate how well the daily vaccination counts could rise. My sister and my brother...
by Ambar
20 Feb 2021 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It will be interesting to see how GoI overcomes local political turbulences for the vaccine distribution. I can only speak for my circle and 90% of them (all well educated, well heeled) have no interest in taking the vaccine. The only answer i hear is "we survived the worst in 2020, our bodies...
by Ambar
20 Feb 2021 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2420
Views: 218817

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Arjun Tendulkar IPL If Arjun Tendulkar does not perform this season then the Mumbai Indians have the option of dropping him and picking up a better player next year. By forcing Mumbai Indians to pick him irrespective of his performance, one is denying some other worthy player from getting a chance....

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