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by ranjbe
01 Jun 2019 05:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3365
Views: 597637

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^^ "GDP at Current Prices for the year 2018-19 is estimated at 190.10 lakh crore". This makes the Indian economy at today's exchange rate in current USD = $2.73 trillion dollars. still below GB and France Depends on date, exchange rate at that time. IMF economic survey April 2019 pegs In...
by ranjbe
22 May 2019 08:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2955
Views: 312801

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Oh yeah without any question. Others take over small cities, field their candidates, and start driving their agendas. Three examples - Ms. Alexandria Occassio-Cortez (Puertorican moved to NYC), Ms. Ilhan Omar (naturalized citizen of Somalian origin), and Ms. Tlaib (naturalized citizen of Palestinia...
by ranjbe
02 Mar 2017 21:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 452279

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

^^^^ I had the 'good fortune' of being asked on arrival at Heathrow by a Brishit Yahoo - 'why do you people come here?'. He said this in an undertone but it was meant to be audible to me. This was in the era before visas were required for entry into UK. He could not stop me as all the paperwork was...
by ranjbe
29 Aug 2016 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 326845

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016

What Mr. M.K. Bhadrakumar believe -The Balochi tiger with its rider has begun walking toward the dark and deep jungle. What is exactly happening "The Bengal tiger with its rider has begun walking toward the dark and deep jungle to mark its Territory" . 8) I have mentioned in a previous po...
by ranjbe
15 Jun 2016 17:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 134636

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

Not sure what the significance if any is http://www.rediff.com/news/report/us-senate-rejects-bill-seeking-special-status-for-india/20160615.htm The bill had a number of last minute amendments. John McCain was responsible for a number of these, including the India amendment. With that many amendment...
by ranjbe
12 May 2016 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 134636

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

I was living in the USA then. The Indian ambassador to the USA was refused service in a Maryland restaurant in the 1960's because they thought he was a "colored", George Wallace was on a rampage against you know who in Alabama and the "you know who" were discriminated against in ...
by ranjbe
12 May 2016 20:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 134636

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

40 years ago? the US was far more open than India. Lie to yourself. certainly nobody was trying to move to India back then. other than hippies. I was living in the USA then. The Indian ambassador to the USA was refused service in a Maryland restaurant in the 1960's because they thought he was a &qu...
by ranjbe
21 Apr 2016 08:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 134636

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

BRFites are very knowledgeable in this space and subject, so I generally find myself reading more than writing on this dhaga, but I could't resist myself in this case. Forget about a non-Nato country like India, NATO countries with a plethora of joint defence commitments have snubbed the USA at var...
by ranjbe
21 Apr 2016 04:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion- II
Replies: 4037
Views: 134636

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

It is worthwhile to look at the Logistics Support Agreement in a macro, world-wide sense, given the dhoti-shivering going on here. The USA has similar agreements with 76 different countries in the past. Quote: Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA) are negotiated on a bilateral basis with ...
by ranjbe
18 Apr 2016 07:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3638
Views: 303597

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-20

That rediff article by the traitorous commie Bhadrakumar is not worth wiping anything with. Pure spin. "Butcher of Gujarat" on "the Arab Street" indeed! I want to know which "Arab street" this monkey has swung through of late, polling opinions on the prime minister to ...
by ranjbe
07 Apr 2016 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 113456

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Dear Prasanth, your line of reasoning makes no sense and plays into that hands of the enemy and that is what I was pointing out. Why do we need an attack on our bases to stop talks. We should not be talking in the first place as none of our objectives have ever been achieved in talks. Nobody is for...
by ranjbe
04 Nov 2015 18:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 100114

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Sept 05,

MSA didn't used to be the way he is. He was a realist once upon a time in history, and was nearly a hawk. Are you sure? I believe it was posted somewhere in these fora that he organised some sort of fund raiser for Chinese soldiers during the 1962 war while he was in Cambridge and that led to some ...
by ranjbe
11 Jul 2015 18:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10, 2015
Replies: 2850
Views: 91619

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-July 10,

This meeting has the blessing of NSA. That tells something.There could be a huge political change happening in Pakistan and this could be just a long rope being handed over to Badmaash. I don't think this meeting is being done under pressure from Unkil or Aunty. Lets wait and have some popcorn. Per...
by ranjbe
15 Jun 2015 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22 2015
Replies: 2846
Views: 88596

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - Apr 22

Celebrating a crumbling economy The impact of the mounting debt and defence expenditure on the people is horrific In a country where 78 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, 66 percent faces food insecurity, almost 100 million do not have access to safe water and 93.9 million do n...
by ranjbe
08 Mar 2015 20:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2015
Replies: 2852
Views: 94457

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 1 Feb 2

Article on a new film by a Swede about relationship between Norwegians and Swedes in WP. What really is amusing is the following: "It an interview with Variety, Sandahl explained why he felt he needed to make the film. "Now the Norwegians call us the 'paki-swedes' or the 'new poles,' the i...
by ranjbe
17 Jan 2014 00:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 403794

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Can we not use the word Dalits? That itself was created by US churches. Can we mention - disadvantaged jaatis or harijans The word 'Dalit' was popularized by a noted Marathi "SC/ST" poet Namdeo Dhasal - who founded the Dalit Panthers and tragically died a few days ago - and became widely ...
by ranjbe
16 Jan 2014 09:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 403794

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Then if DK's father is floating a political party, a compromised DK settled in US would have been an even more useful asset, it will be similar to the way we are having misgivings on AAP's funding. So, I don't think they were oblivious to DK's dalit status . There are a number of Dalits, almost all...
by ranjbe
08 Jan 2014 20:05
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1049049

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

After studying in Pune for 4 yrs and interacting a lot with assal (real) punekar, I always got a sense that they don't care a damn about the glorious past and their achievements. Atri will bail me out on this one, since we have had tons of discussions dedicated to this topic. Its is also evident fr...
by ranjbe
08 Jan 2014 05:12
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1049049

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

He is nominally from AP but his thoughts and ideas were shaped in Nagpur Uty!!!! I think you have unravelled the mystic of PVNR. Its the Peshwa system. PVNR studied at Fergusons College, Pune and Osmania University, Hyderabad. Pune of course was the seat of Peshwa empire. OT, but V.P. Singh also st...
by ranjbe
16 Sep 2013 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 287336

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

These do not seem like typical Maharashtrians who are relatively short and sturdy. Very poor steorotyping. There are around 90 million plus Marathis and I can assure you that there are enough amongst us who are not short and sturdy. Both my elder brother and I are 6 feet tall, as are a few cousins ...
by ranjbe
08 Sep 2013 07:42
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1049049

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

Brilliant post Atriji, with one minor quibble: With JLN has head of GOI, nathuram godse's action gave the establishment a chance to cull this budding nationalist forces. The Brahmin-Maratha dispute has been going on in MH since 1741 (began with Peshwa-Bhonsale feud over chauth of Bengal which result...
by ranjbe
04 Sep 2013 19:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 484442

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Whatever tactical errors the US might make (Iraq, Afghanistan and now Syria) it is worthwhile to sit back and look at US strategic gains since the 1960's. There were a number of non-friendly (in US eyes) nations at that time. Two major criteria determined their 'unfriendliness' in US eyes: 1. Bought...
by ranjbe
15 Jul 2013 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 15 Jan 201
Replies: 781
Views: 15254

Re: Pakistan : A new way of looking

Pushing Urdu is all part of the desire for a unified Indian Muslim identity (which became particularly acute after the disaster of 1857), just like at one point pushing Hindi was part of the desire for a unified Indian identity +1 A case in point is a Marathi Muslim lady who went to college with fe...
by ranjbe
09 Jul 2013 23:53
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1049049

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

MH is in terms of GDP, per capita GDP etc. is a rich state. Given that it has poor agricultural land (omitting parts of Vidharhba) and few natural resources, one would question why this is so. Outsiders would answer; Mumbai. But that is only part of the answer. Calcutta provided West Bengal the same...
by ranjbe
09 Jul 2013 19:27
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1049049

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

Few tid bits Quote: Advani’s push for Gadkari as a counterweight to Modi is a minor detail, but it nicely illuminates the multiplying intrigues and rapidly shifting allegiances in the BJP’s current game of thrones. Although he had championed the effort to forcefully eject Gadkari from the president...
by ranjbe
01 Jul 2013 07:15
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1049049

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

Will be really difficult for NaMo to survive this onslaught, he will be silenced politically am pretty sure It looks like the CBI effort is falling apart. See todays HT: Flip-flops that always help Narendra Modi http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Gujarat/Flip-flops-that-always-help-Narendra-M...
by ranjbe
25 May 2013 18:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 521
Views: 69782

Re: Women in Combat

Article in Washington Post by Anu Bhagwati, who served in the US Marines as a Captain. The usual issues of harassment, predatory sexual behavior, etc. Her father is the famous economist Jagdish Bhagwati of Columbia University, and one of her uncles was the Chief Justice of the Indian Supreme Court. ...
by ranjbe
17 May 2013 04:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013
Replies: 2850
Views: 78647

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - May 13, 2013

Tarek Fatah in Toronto Sun: “They will use Nawaz Sharif to distract India into promoting trade and culture ties and win praise from all quarters, including the U.S., but this will be theatre.” He added that “while the world is distracted by Sharif’s peace overtures, the Pakistan military establishme...
by ranjbe
03 May 2013 16:42
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1049049

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

Lets take a closer look at the cunt in question: http://www.uscirf.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3713:dr-katrina-lantos-swett-commissioner&catid=33 Real "human rights" busybody this Katrina Lantos Swett. A Jew to boot, maybe a fake one like her friend Martha...
by ranjbe
25 Apr 2013 06:07
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 537427

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

UPA and more specifically the Congress will still win handsomely in the urban areas in 2014. People forget the elections in Maharashtra after 26/11 far too easily. Bad analogy. The Shiv Sena votes split between Raj Thakeray's MNS and original Shiv Sena. Please note that BJP + MNS + SS vote percent ...
by ranjbe
24 Apr 2013 05:11
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1049049

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

Madhu Kshwar's reply to a 'secularist' Muslim, a treat: http://www.manushi.in/articles.php?articleId=1700&ptype= Let me clarify at the outset, the issue is not Narendra Modi. The real issue is the sinister distortion of political discourse in India by the Congress, by the Left and a range of NGO...
by ranjbe
15 Apr 2013 23:02
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1049049

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

Having 3 - 4 odd father-son pairs in 200+ years (as in the US) is not a big deal at all - lets remember that in India you've had one Dynasty ruling across 4 different family members (with media talking of the 5th) for well over 70% of its Independent life. It is actually 5 generations, if you look ...
by ranjbe
12 Apr 2013 23:12
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1049049

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

Since the topic is Pappu's beehive, some facts: -There is one Queen bee who is the best-fed in the hive, -There are male drones whose fate is death if they successfully impregnate the queen bee, -Then there are worker bees (females) who bring in the honey and feed the queen bee. Perhaps Pappu can de...
by ranjbe
11 Apr 2013 21:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth
Replies: 8372
Views: 255701

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

^ This is another spin I still dont understand why lingam = phallus. Stri-ling = female phallus? Pul-ling = male member? napunsak-ling = no member? wth? i always thought that ling = symbol, or a representation *** something still puzzles me is this dravidian thing. How long is this going to haunt t...
by ranjbe
29 Mar 2013 22:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 96402

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Godse's ideology and thinking was virtually identical to that of the Hindu-nationalists who accuse the Congress of pandering to muslims, etc. He was or had been a member of the RSS and the Hindu Mahasabha, although the RSS is clearly ashamed about this association. ] Godse also was a member of the ...
by ranjbe
25 Feb 2013 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Hyderabad Bomb Blast 2/21/13
Replies: 512
Views: 16661

Re: Hyderabad Bomb Blast 2/21/13

Folks - if I recall, one of our politicians did admit to lying post the 1993 blasts, to maintain sanity (essentially to hide Islamic malevolence). Does anybody remember the incident or have a link to share? It was Sharad Pawar, who added fictitious Muslim-majority locations as targets of the bomb b...
by ranjbe
01 Jan 2013 03:33
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1049049

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

.. The whole point Theoji is what you are saying, how to make the perception match reality. That is the key. Unfortunately it is not given, lot of NaMo fans thinks because he is good, he will be perceived as good. Unfortunately not. Maha following NaMo or Delhi urban middle class realizing that BJP...
by ranjbe
23 Dec 2012 00:36
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1049049

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

Swamyji's arguments make sense in theory. However, it is not the principle of having dynastic rule that is being questioned, it is the qualifications of the dynasty itself. Any dispassionate reading on the Nehru-Gandhi clan brings up the following facts: Motilal was the patriach and also the most su...
by ranjbe
19 Dec 2012 03:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012
Replies: 2850
Views: 73788

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012

Most of us are the progeny of converts. In their need to escape the discrimination of the so-called higher castes , our ancestors converted to a religion that in theory claimed to profess human equality regardless of colour or caste. I use the words ‘in theory’ because even as the Arabs converted o...
by ranjbe
10 Dec 2012 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 287336

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Regarding Rashtrakutas: They ruled Maharasthra and fought against Arabs. Then they vanished from the Indian historical scene. Did they leave Maharasthra and settle somewhere else? Or did their progeny continue to live in Maharasthra? Did the Marathas of Shivaji all incomers to the land of Maharasth...

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