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by Narayan_L
27 Aug 2002 05:11
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Genealogy of Castes and Tribes
Replies: 22
Views: 12009

Re: Genealogy of Castes and Tribes

NS Rajaram on the Bamshad Study:

http://members.tripod.com/naimisha/new_page_6.htm

Prabir Purkayastha delivers the "imperialist" response:

http://www.delhiscienceforum.org/science17.html
by Narayan_L
23 Aug 2002 23:52
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Ancient (and recent) Indian Mathematics
Replies: 38
Views: 18888

Re: Ancient (and recent) Indian Mathematics

karana>>"we should not forget the invaluable contribution of rosary matric"

karana:

Thanks for reminding us! My heart-felt salutations to their "contributions", many many times. :D
by Narayan_L
22 Aug 2002 23:03
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Ancient (and recent) Indian Mathematics
Replies: 38
Views: 18888

Re: Ancient (and recent) Indian Mathematics

Pennathur, Ponniyin Selvan: Thanks for the interesting bit of trivia about the PS Institutions. Didn't the PS family hold a majority stake in Enfield India (or Royal Enfield as it used to be called). Apart from cranking out those fabulous OHV 350ccs, looks like they also did a lot for education. No ...
by Narayan_L
10 Jul 2002 03:12
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 51474

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Aditi, Gyta, Ponniyin Selvan: Great, insightful posts. Jarugn>>"I have been looking for data on India and I can say it is very hard to find." Try the fire service department records or local crematorium records. Most of the cases involving "kerosene stove explosions" or "gas stove explosions" are ac...
by Narayan_L
13 Jun 2002 06:22
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Definition of Worlds
Replies: 24
Views: 11362

Re: The Definition of Worlds

Kedar: Great post. SK Mody: You asked,"I was hoping for a rough explanation of how PPP is calculated." Please read the article on the Big Mac Index from The Economist, that I alluded to (and linked) in my last reply to Abhijeet_V. There is an "enlargable" inset in the same article, which describes i...
by Narayan_L
09 Jun 2002 01:14
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Definition of Worlds
Replies: 24
Views: 11362

Re: The Definition of Worlds

Abhijeet_V: Tropicana OJ or something else, PPP is based on what is generally referred to as the "Law of One Price" - that an identical basket of goods and services should cost the same regardless of location, because (in the long-run) any price-differential would be "arbitraged" away. The choice of...
by Narayan_L
07 Jun 2002 23:43
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Definition of Worlds
Replies: 24
Views: 11362

Re: The Definition of Worlds

Guru D>>"I see no reason why we should let others write the "rules". I bet when India climbs the per-capita ladder, other measures will be found to verbally punish and abuse it by the haw-haw Lords in London. honorary whitedom can be a hard animal to catch." Guru D: If that is the case, you need not...
by Narayan_L
07 Jun 2002 04:17
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Definition of Worlds
Replies: 24
Views: 11362

Re: The Definition of Worlds

It is my observation (which is quite definite usually ;) ), that The Economist demarcates the world into "rich" and "poor" (or "developed" and "developing") using membership in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development - The OECD, as the defining factor. The OECD, usually referred to...
by Narayan_L
06 Jun 2002 02:38
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Definition of Worlds
Replies: 24
Views: 11362

Re: The Definition of Worlds

Guru D: Check the following link: http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/General/ThirdWorld_def.html Excerpt: THIRD WORLD -- the economically underdeveloped countries of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Latin America, considered as an entity with common characteristics, such as poverty, high birthrates, and ec...
by Narayan_L
18 Apr 2002 05:40
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast
Replies: 86
Views: 35393

Re: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast

Ramana>>"Very interesting that the Manimekalai is the daughter of Kannagi and Kovalan." Ramana: I must confess that I erred in describing Manimekalai as the child of Kannagi and Kovalan. My apologies for the rather significant error. Manimekalai was the child of Kovalan and Madhavi. I will modify my...
by Narayan_L
18 Apr 2002 00:43
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast
Replies: 86
Views: 35393

Re: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast

Narayanan: That sounds like the Mariamman Theppakuzham in Madurai. Were you there for the Chithirai festival? :) kr sai and Narayanan: Ella postai-yum kavana-maka padiyungal, saar! :) Firstly, there are no direct or indirect links between the disappearance of a good section of Mamallapuram and Koval...
by Narayan_L
17 Apr 2002 04:43
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast
Replies: 86
Views: 35393

Re: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast

Some links on Poompuhar: From the TN Tourism Dept: http://www.tamilnadutourism.org/poom.htm From the NIO website: http://www.nio.org/marinearc/poompuhar.html Excerpt (Apropos the "myth"): On the east coast, south of Madras, Poompuhar is believed to be a flourishing port in the beginning of the Chris...
by Narayan_L
12 Apr 2002 09:27
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast
Replies: 86
Views: 35393

Re: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast

Ramana: My sincere apologies. It was me who jumped the gun and assumed that you took a jab at me. Not very good. I will remove that post ASAP. Please forget the proverb as well, I will explain it some other day. Sorry again! Now to the "myth" part. I have visited Mamallapuram several times over my l...
by Narayan_L
12 Apr 2002 05:41
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast
Replies: 86
Views: 35393

Re: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast

James Bund>>"Given the putatative antiquity of the site in Cambay,I suppose the same question can be posed of you. I have a little doubt of your stand." Mr. Bund: Try me! I am not pre-disposed to one position or the other. I didn't fire the first shot :) . What do you make of Ramana's jab? As for "v...
by Narayan_L
12 Apr 2002 05:20
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast
Replies: 86
Views: 35393

Re: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast

k r sai: There is adequate evidence of sea and wind erosion in Mamallapuram. You can see it even today. The fabled shore temple's profile has been greatly altered by the saline air and the erosion that has happened over more than a thousand years. Villagers of Mamallapuram will tell you without any ...
by Narayan_L
12 Apr 2002 02:39
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast
Replies: 86
Views: 35393

Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast

From the BBC, some exciting and interesting news for archaeology and history buffs. For years, there has been a strong belief that a submerged, ancient city exists off the Mamallapuram coast. It appears that a recent expedition has confirmed that. Similarly, it is also believed that the spectacular ...
by Narayan_L
16 Jul 2001 12:40
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Aerospace Industry Developments
Replies: 50
Views: 23875

Re: Indian Aerospace Industry Developments

Shiv>>"Project "Vetrivel". An interesting name - because it is straight from Tamil. I hadn't heard the word until I learned some Tamil. Don't know if it is just a name - "Vetri" means victory I think."<P>Shiv:<P>"Vetri" indeed means victory. The term "vetrivel" translates to "victorious spear". It i...
by Narayan_L
12 Apr 2001 07:46
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Census India - 2001
Replies: 43
Views: 21280

Re: Census India - 2001

Sagar>>"Caste and communal rivalry acts as a disincentive against population control."<P>Sagar:<P>I am quite intrigued by the above statement. Do you have any anectodal information if not actual data to support your observation? Even from your "Bihar-heard on the street" technique, have you actually...
by Narayan_L
10 Apr 2001 07:47
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Census India - 2001
Replies: 43
Views: 21280

Re: Census India - 2001

Hi Imtiaz:<P>Thanks for the effort. Superb, diligent work as always.<P>Imtiaz>>"The cow belt is under represented while the south is over represented."<P>This revelation came as a complete surprise to me. Image
by Narayan_L
31 Mar 2001 09:28
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Census India - 2001
Replies: 43
Views: 21280

Re: Census India - 2001

Calvin:<P>Here it is:<P> <A HREF="http://www.censusindia.net/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.censusindia.net/</A>
by Narayan_L
28 Mar 2001 00:26
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Census India - 2001
Replies: 43
Views: 21280

Re: Census India - 2001

From the post by Acharya:<P>"Uttar Pradesh continued to be the most populous state in the country with 16.17% of India's population followed by Maharashtra (9.42%) and Bihar(8.07%)." <P>"Kerala continued its lead in the literacy race with 90.92% followed by Mizoram (88.49%) and Lakshadweep (87.52%) ...
by Narayan_L
01 Dec 2000 02:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Police Affairs in India
Replies: 30
Views: 12570

Re: Police Affairs in India

Sunil:<P>Did we lose the original thread initiated by Imtiaz on Local Govts., policing, etc during the recent outage that appears to have wiped out a lot of other threads? I hope someone archived that thread. Imtiaz or our police specialist - Sachin, have a back-up?

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