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by arshyam
25 May 2019 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Tamil as a language has loan words and has a rhythmical lyrical quality similar to Sanskrit (not sure how to word it). This is very true, and have heard from multiple people that because of this, they were able to learn Sanskrit faster. I don't know how to say it either, but your definition conveys...
by arshyam
25 May 2019 12:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

In fact this should go beyond Aadheenams, modern hindu organizations like Akshaya Patra, Iskon, Ramakrishna Matham, some of the northie Sri Vaishnav and Shaivaite sects must be encouraged to set up their branches and actively encouraged to do visible social service in the name of Hindu religion. Ta...
by arshyam
25 May 2019 12:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

chandrasekaran wrote:The main issue however is that for reasons unknown to me, they seem to maintain such a low profile.

Taking this discussion forward, does anyone know what could be the reason for the low profile?
by arshyam
25 May 2019 10:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Collated numbers on TN from Election Commission website: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7Yr60EXsAALQuX.png BJP was on upward trajectory till 1999. Govindacharya left in 2000. It may have affected BJP's plan for whole of south barring Karnataka. Just my conjecture based on circumstantial evidence. 199...
by arshyam
25 May 2019 10:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Since we have a lot of new posters now, and we are generally discussing TN history to try to get some understanding of the recent election results, let me share one of my old GDF posts about the evolution of TN's political history. Some of the points and references may be out of date, as this post w...
by arshyam
25 May 2019 10:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2138
Views: 9640

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

What to do onlee, when you see butcher shops on the outer walls of the prakaram at the Great temple at Tiruvannamalai, or the mounds of refuse thrown on to Arunachala hill and illegal colonies on its eastern slope, reactions such as you report make me absolutely convinced that TN is becoming increa...
by arshyam
25 May 2019 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2138
Views: 9640

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

How about AS as the HRD minister? :mrgreen: We weed a hard core no-nonsense nationalist to clean up decades of muck, and it is absolutely essential work for the future of our civilisation. A lot of the work here will tie into politics, which would nicely dovetail into his political role as party chi...
by arshyam
25 May 2019 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2138
Views: 9640

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

अर्ध-सन्यासी (Half-Hermit) ‏ @bababanaras 3m3 minutes ago More News from behind the scenes @AmitShah may be next defence minister of India. The Ministry of Home Affairs or the Ministry of Defense, deep discussion is in progress. @nsitharaman may be next foreign Minister. But we need a full time def...
by arshyam
25 May 2019 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2138
Views: 9640

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

ShyamSP wrote:Can the posters cross-post above aadheenam/temple posts in KL/TN thread?

done saar.

@chandrasekaran, @vsunder, @Theeran, @Karthik S and @krisna, I have cross posted your related posts to the TN thread as they are more relevant there.
by arshyam
25 May 2019 09:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

wrt to Tamil Nadu and its language. From what I know- Tamilians were not as paranoid than any other language people if looking thru prism of history. They were as good or bad as any other kingdom of the past in various parts of India. free movements of people etc. post-1947 lot of changes happened....
by arshyam
25 May 2019 09:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

The aadheenams wear deserted looks. Only a few old people there. I suppose younger people are busy doing whats app and forwarding memes. Other sites like jeeva samadhis in TN are largely unknown by younger people in TN. The buildings in the adheenams for the most part need serious renovation and ar...
by arshyam
25 May 2019 09:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Shyam, the EJs have been way too powerful since the beginning because of DK and DMK gangs. Many such hindu figures have been falsely targeted and people still voted same parties. Even if TN had as many mathas as KA, all of them would have been hounded off by EJs with the help of D parties. Yes, now...
by arshyam
25 May 2019 09:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Unlike AP (I could be wrong here, happy to be corrected) The Aadheenams in TN not only have a glorious past that goes all the way to a millennia, they control pretty much every temple in the cauvery belt and thereby at least at names sake quite a large swathe of property as well . I think it will b...
by arshyam
25 May 2019 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

This is a very important point, saar, thanks for bringing this up. Adheenams in TN aren't as big as in KA (think Siddaganga Math). The Siddaganga math also runs a lot of educational institutions, and provides spiritual grounding for a lot of people in the community. Various communities have their o...
by arshyam
25 May 2019 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

#3. Give tacit and overt encouragement to the Aadheenams big time. I am of the firm opinion that the non-upper-caste Hindu Mathams have done yeoman service in KA. We need to replicate that in TN as well. This is a very important point, saar, thanks for bringing this up. Adheenams in TN aren't as bi...
by arshyam
25 May 2019 09:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

x-posting a few TN-related posts here from the elections thread based on ShyamSP garu's request. This is also a more relevant thread to discuss.
by arshyam
25 May 2019 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2138
Views: 9640

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

This is a very important point, saar, thanks for bringing this up. Adheenams in TN aren't as big as in KA (think Siddaganga Math). The Siddaganga math also runs a lot of educational institutions, and provides spiritual grounding for a lot of people in the community. Various communities have their o...
by arshyam
25 May 2019 09:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I said before that Modi should learn Tamil for 2024. Also Modi is a great orator. His message is being lost in translation. In fact, any politician from the north has to learn as many southern Indian languages as possible, but Tamil is a must. It will immediately endear him to the people. Not neede...
by arshyam
25 May 2019 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Welcome back saar, saw you started posting since last week, but didn't get a chance to reply before. A couple of things, if you don't mind: To add to Nandakumar's post (on page 1).... In TN regions things started to move in the 1860s-1880s. Let me break it down at a very high level: [list] [*]Brahmi...
by arshyam
25 May 2019 06:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 126
Views: 3972

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

We have existed on our own. We never had religious affiliation considering how ancient we are.

That's some bullshit of a high order. Wonder what he is smoking?
by arshyam
25 May 2019 01:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2138
Views: 9640

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Why give Rajnath the boot? Surely he gets some credit for the near perfect internal security management, apart from the pigeon, of course. A well performing minister should be asked to continue having built up the domain knowledge.

Unless his age is the basis for the suggestion.
by arshyam
24 May 2019 22:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2138
Views: 9640

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

SwamyG wrote:Kamal and Seeman getting 3.5% is nothing, they are screwed. Let us not give too much credit to them

that's usually the max Seeman always got, looks like Kamal is the new seeman.
by arshyam
24 May 2019 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2138
Views: 9640

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

funny though that tamils outside TN have no objection to speaking hindi. That's easily explained saar - the Hindi opposition was more a political fight against imposition than a personal issue against the language itself (though it will appear that way), so if anyone moves to a Hindi speaking place...
by arshyam
24 May 2019 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2138
Views: 9640

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

#3. Give tacit and overt encouragement to the Aadheenams big time. I am of the firm opinion that the non-upper-caste Hindu Mathams have done yeoman service in KA. We need to replicate that in TN as well. This is a very important point, saar, thanks for bringing this up. Adheenams in TN aren't as bi...
by arshyam
24 May 2019 20:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2138
Views: 9640

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

mmasand wrote:As far as the post of leader of opposition, the govt will concede like they did in 2014 despite falling below 55 seats.

They didn't concede in 2014. Kharge was the leader of the congress in the LS, but that's it. There has been no leader of opposition for the past five years.
by arshyam
23 May 2019 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2138
Views: 9640

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I don't know if anyone noticed, but BJP is leading in 9/11 seats in CG. Total contrast to the assembly, and IIRC even folks like PP were pessimistic about BJP's chances in CG. Chhattisgarh Result Status Status Known For 11 out of 11 Constituencies Party Won Leading Total Bharatiya Janata Party 1 8 9...
by arshyam
23 May 2019 16:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2138
Views: 9640

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Karthik S wrote:
arshyam wrote:Don't worry saar. TN is there to save the day - their sister party CPM will most likely get 2 or their total 3 seats nationwide from TN (Madurai and Coimbatore).


enna saar achu namma naadu ku? Didn't expect such a verdict for DMK.

Tell me about it. Not sure what the makkal are thinking.
by arshyam
23 May 2019 15:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2138
Views: 9640

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

AAP "might" get a grand total of one seat :mrgreen: Now that is not really bad. Communist Party of India (CPI) led by national leader Daniel Raja, had a grand total of 1 seat in LS 2014. The grand winner was from Thrissur, Kerala. This time even that seat is going to the Congress. Don't w...
by arshyam
23 May 2019 14:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2138
Views: 9640

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Lead is widening

1 Rahul Gandhi INC 88637 0 88637 44.47
2 Smriti Irani BJP 97657 0 97657 48.99
by arshyam
23 May 2019 13:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2138
Views: 9640

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Modi's "home delivery" politics, apparently, according to Sagarika. What hubris these people have..
by arshyam
23 May 2019 12:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2138
Views: 9640

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

On NDTV: Paki logic: Congress has survived for the next round :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by arshyam
23 May 2019 12:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2138
Views: 9640

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Sumeet wrote:People I have Republic and NDTV side by side on two computers. Its so much fun.

Totally agree. Pall of gloom is so perceptible in the NDTV studio. I hate giving them views, but it is too much fun!
by arshyam
22 May 2019 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 458024

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

X posted from the other forum Thanks to tajmahal321 who posted this there EC process for EVM https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1130783285410295808.html Here's another that I came across on OpIndia: IIT graduate and an IAS officer explains in detail why EVMs can’t be ‘hacked’ or ‘tampered’ with . T...
by arshyam
21 May 2019 22:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3351
Views: 460587

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

@Arshyam: Thanks for posting the video and a clean link to the signs which is far better than I could do. Your schematic of the connections shows clearly the various taps made of the 3-phase current coming from the central power plant. R,Y,B in the schematic refers to Red, Yellow and Blue wires. I ...
by arshyam
21 May 2019 16:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3351
Views: 460587

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^ All of them changed at Baroda. This was the northernmost station these locos ventured up to.
by arshyam
21 May 2019 11:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3351
Views: 460587

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Mostly historical reasons - DC traction was in vogue then (1920s and 30s). Even Calcutta and Madras areas started off with 3kV and 1.5kV DC traction only, but were switched to AC in the 50s. This was because IR decided to adopt AC traction for its mainline routes, so it made sense to unify the netwo...
by arshyam
21 May 2019 10:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3351
Views: 460587

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^ This is one of the clearest videos I know of where the loco navigates the neutral section. CsCxPC5xFJg It's an old video of a WAP-3 (now extinct) hauling the Bhopal Shatabdi out of Delhi. In the video, we can hear the assistant LP calling out the signals as per procedure: advance green, 500 board...
by arshyam
20 May 2019 15:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 458024

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Julian_Bashir wrote:Also any recommendation on channels that have least amount of shouting/talking over one another?

Try WION. Practically no shouting.
by arshyam
20 May 2019 11:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3351
Views: 460587

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

and the missile can be launched from the sidings if needed This is the simplest thing to do. Also, these are ubiquitous and generally innocent looking, so cannot be distinguished by the enemy as a military facility for targeting. Simply ride in a diesel hauled rake one day, open the hatch, and fire...

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