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by Raja
23 Sep 2020 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2462
Views: 416753

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Just maybe, I don't know, the govt. has good reasons for it's actions (or seemingly, lack of it). You know they do have more information than the armchair strategists on here and they are also far more experienced. On a civilizational scale, few decades are nothing. Yet some of you would rather enda...
by Raja
11 Sep 2020 11:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7703
Views: 841436

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

100,000 new cases per day for a population of 332M vs. population 1,383M is a different thing. India missed the initial rise that was seen in the west due to its lockdown, and now cases are rising after lockdown. The difference now is that therapies are better known and survival chances are much be...
by Raja
06 Sep 2020 13:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7703
Views: 841436

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In countries like US/India, every thing is politicized by people on the left by casting aspersions on institutions scaring any short cuts to reap political benefits It is not about left and right. There are safety protocols established based on decades of medical experience. When someone says, &quo...
by Raja
12 Aug 2020 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4694
Views: 771184

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Trump is the worst President USA can have. I am not a big fan of Biden but at least it's not Bernie Sanders. Sure Trump has gotten some things right, but the number of things he has gotten wrong far outweighs anything else. Some points: 1) One more term is not going to do shit against China if the o...
by Raja
03 Aug 2020 01:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7703
Views: 841436

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Too many people are self medicating and choosing not to get tested. I personally know of few instances in my parents neighborhood. There is a lot of fear of being forced to go to government hospitals which have really bad rep or quarantine. So they decide to hide their symptoms and not get tested. U...
by Raja
04 Jul 2020 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7703
Views: 841436

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

chola wrote:My god.

We've managed to UNFLATTEN the curve here in the US


US under Trump is on an express train to becoming a failed state. Every thing is a political fight. Why does wearing a mask have to become a left versus right? Lunacy.
by Raja
27 Jun 2020 02:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7703
Views: 841436

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Jarita wrote:If 1000 years of usage is not a trial then I wonder what is. Nevermind.


1000 years of usage? I didn't realize COVID-19 was around for that long. Are you volunteering to take this wonder drug and then go around bindas in the streets of New Delhi?
by Raja
18 Jun 2020 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 970171

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

So far the chatter from journalists connected (such as Iyer, ShivaAroor) and corroborated by official govt sources is that: 1. Cheen conducted a barbaric preplanned killing of Indian soldiers including knowingly attacking and killing our CO. 2. They might have gotten away with it, but Divine Grace ...
by Raja
17 Jun 2020 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 970171

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

India will have to tap into its soft power and hard power to deal with the dragon. The propaganda war is as crucial as the gun. Luckily, we have both the means and the experience to do just that. Maybe, Modi needs to come out swinging and make a strong (and clever) statement that puts China in a ver...
by Raja
01 May 2020 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7703
Views: 841436

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Zynda wrote:
Raja wrote:What is the source for this?

Found it on some other forum. The original image link I think was made on FB.


So you are simply spreading imaginary made up statistics. Great.
by Raja
01 May 2020 15:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7703
Views: 841436

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Probability of transmission based on wearing masks. Not sure about the veracity of the numbers mentioned but it is very close to what Dr. Ratnadip said in one of the earlier posts. https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/94750505_10163284178570307_6723766659028353024_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_s...
by Raja
11 Apr 2020 23:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7703
Views: 841436

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Most of the countries that are doing well have all done large scale testing (sooner, rather than later). I feel like our testing rates and testing protocol needs to be far more aggressive. Think of on a war footing. Ignore the naysayers who think that India is too large and too poor to test on a lar...
by Raja
09 Apr 2020 11:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7703
Views: 841436

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Or the co-morbidities are higher than other countries? For example, if you look at some of the Thoo-blighies, they are obese with at least two co-morbidities -> Diabetes and High Blood pressure. I will not be surprised if their Heart Health is also bad (a third co-morbidity). Also look at their vac...
by Raja
08 Apr 2020 23:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7703
Views: 841436

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Deans wrote:
syam wrote:I too assumed (in earlier posts) a fatality rate for India, for under 2%. Maharashtra, Guj and MP are worrying, with fatality rates over 5%.


Or the detection rate is significantly lower than in other countries.
by Raja
25 Aug 2019 12:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3724
Views: 689917

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

I find it interesting that Pakistan is quick to forget about how the muslims in China are being treated because its in their self-interest to do so. They are basically doing the exact same thing to Uighurs as the Arab world is doing to them. I am also bit surprised that this point is not hammered mo...
by Raja
24 Sep 2014 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 169246

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Well, I have to say that after the very initial article from BBC with the typical "poor bla bla" attached in the end, they have done a pretty good coverage. All the subsequent articles seem to indicate a change in perspective. For example, this one even criticizes such patronizing criticis...
by Raja
23 Sep 2014 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 169246

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Don't want to derail this thread but this stupid claim that started out as an email spam (and even got into toilet newspaper) is not true and any smart jingoist should not get caught with his pants down spewing it as truth. Indians don't make up anywhere close to a third of NASA (or Google or Micros...
by Raja
18 Jul 2014 14:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 177177

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

I wonder if some of you conspiracy theorists and Russoholics would accept that Pro-Russian rebels blew off the plane even if Putin aka "God himsellf" admitted it? We will hopefully know more as this thing unfolds. But, if I were one of you "strategist thinkers" I would keep a wid...
by Raja
17 May 2014 10:06
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 5384

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Look at the sense of entitlement. This bit*ch should migrate to Pakistan where Hindus have no right to vote. She will be comfortable there. Does anyone have a link where she actually says this? I was watching the show while she was on and did not hear it. Just because it was on an internet meme doe...
by Raja
16 May 2014 19:51
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 5384

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

gakakkad wrote:Modi headlines in Huffington post wapo and nytimes...not so in cnn ..


For me it is. But their article is one of the worst I have seen so far. Even Guardian is better.
by Raja
16 May 2014 09:05
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread
Replies: 4038
Views: 5384

Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Haha this thread is growing faster than I can read.

Looks like NDA is going to make it. Now, if only prince gets kicked out in Amethi. What can I say, heart always wants more :)
by Raja
14 May 2014 23:13
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 1158
Views: 63802

Re: Exit Polls & Discussion 2014 Elections

Based on the first 30 minutes of the NDTV exit poll show that I watched, I would not say that they were particularly brownnosing dynasty. They had a healthy discussion about how the dynasty politics is killing Congress. Also, the panelists seemed to agree that there was a definite Modi factor. Accor...
by Raja
14 May 2014 22:33
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 1158
Views: 63802

Re: Exit Polls & Discussion 2014 Elections

NDTV claimed that their sample size of > 100K. Not bad.
by Raja
14 May 2014 22:09
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 1158
Views: 63802

Re: Exit Polls & Discussion 2014 Elections

Santosh wrote:
vivek.rao wrote:Total: 543 NDA:279 UPA:103 Other:161

Adding BJD numbers: Nda+ 292 upa 103 others 148.
So does this mean mafia and their handlers have thrown in the towel?


Or maybe it means thats mafia is not all powerful as we think and there is no "evm magic" to be wielded (this time atleast).
by Raja
14 May 2014 19:31
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 1158
Views: 63802

Re: Exit Polls & Discussion 2014 Elections

I don't care who/what/when as long as NAMO is able to deliver on economic growth, national security, and last but not least, Hindu security. I am not going to sit here and armchair criticize him from day 1.
by Raja
14 May 2014 17:53
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 1158
Views: 63802

Re: Exit Polls & Discussion 2014 Elections

merlin wrote:How is NDA going to get laws passed in the Rajya Sabha when then won't have majority there for a long time? Is there any provision for laws to be only passed in the Lok Sabha and even if it does not pass in the Rajya Sabha, send it to the President anyway?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajya_Sabha
by Raja
13 May 2014 13:52
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 858332

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Seems like the plan is to sell it as an anti-incumbency vote instead of a Modi wave. Already read 2-3 articles in the western journos where they had some random Indian "expert" claiming it as such.
by Raja
10 May 2014 15:12
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1653631

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

Waiting for 5forty3's analysis of the last leg!

Can't believe that it is finallllllllly coming to an end. Excited (and slightly shivering).
by Raja
08 May 2014 18:23
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 858332

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

*praying for the safety of NM and everyone else at the rally*
by Raja
07 May 2014 23:19
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 858332

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Where exactly are you guys reading about a roadshow? I have not seen anything yet.
by Raja
07 May 2014 13:36
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 858332

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

If enough people tweet some clever hashtag, paid media will be forced to talk about it too.
by Raja
01 May 2014 09:27
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1653631

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

I think you guys are underestimating this. Congress etc. are going to try their best to avoid Modi becoming PM anyway they can. This is a royal unnecessary ****** up. He has to be far more careful than this if he is going to avoid the 1000 traps that are going to be laid out for him. Also, the FIR i...
by Raja
30 Apr 2014 17:49
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1653631

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

AAP party symbol is not a cap. Also, a red herring is not going to help NAMO's case.

I agree with Sanku. Carlessness and maybe a tad overconfident.

(Just get through the last mile, for the love of god!)
by Raja
26 Apr 2014 09:21
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 858332

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Wow, this thread has become unreadable. *tunes out till results are out*
by Raja
12 Apr 2014 23:32
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 858332

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

I made like few dozen phone calls today to friends and relatives canvassing for Modiji. We need to stay ever vigil and do whatever we can to keep the momentum going!!
by Raja
12 Apr 2014 15:45
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 858332

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Bhai log... My blood pressure has been so high ever since I read the bullshit on Guardian and other British newspapers (by so called Indians)... Mind you, I am a reasonable person who tends to look at all sides of the argument but the blatant lies peddled on some of them is driving me crazy. How to ...
by Raja
11 Apr 2014 14:14
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 858332

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

The seven day wait is nerve wrecking. So much time to try to stop the momentum!

Luckily, the idiots at SP are giving enough cannon fooder to distract the media...
by Raja
09 Apr 2014 17:11
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 858332

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Starting own channel is a long term bad strategy. It will end up polarizing the media scene. Not to mention, there is a very good chance of such a channel turning into a corrupted version of itself. More efforts should be made to "infilitrate saffron idealogy" in existing media than buildi...
by Raja
08 Apr 2014 16:57
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 858332

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Random tantrums on Twitter or foreign newspapers are going to have miniscule impact on the election outcome at this point.

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