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by arshyam
05 Jun 2019 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92628

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

So which of the "3 south CMs" are supposed to be colluding? Before vigorously disassociating from anything, I hope people realize that Stalin is NOT the TN CM :lol:
by arshyam
31 May 2019 08:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92628

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Us the LS majority to stymie this move, it's clearly an opportunistic move if it happens, no harm in stopping that. Isn't there anything in the anti-defection law, given that this is sort of a defection (NCP -> INC)?
by arshyam
30 May 2019 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2387
Views: 174099

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Now it is for India to do the right thing - it is up to rest of India to pour into Kerala and fix this, since it is a rest-of-India activist who made the rest-of-India judicial system have its say. There is nothing that the commies can do, if rest of India is mobilized for a grand Kumbmela style pi...
by arshyam
28 May 2019 14:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26317

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

^^ Some bile masquerading as "political analysis" here. That's some serious froth in the mouth, you might want to wipe it off :lol: Sir, I don't see anything wrong with the analysis. Fact is most tn people think rest of India is out to get them.. most people think they are somehow cultura...
by arshyam
28 May 2019 09:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92628

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

If INC was over 150 seats. R3 would easily have accepted the MMS position. Even now he seems to be good candidate for RaGa position. No political base. No standing anywhere. Just a big mouth. Probably this is what they were counting at. A redux of 2004. Who is R3? It's actually R2 - Raghuram Rajan.
by arshyam
28 May 2019 09:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26317

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

^^^I think it is political posturing and setting up a negotiation position, and is laughable. He (and all other CMs of southern states) know that the money streams to loot from and line their pockets will be significantly smaller if they have only 3 other states in their 'country'. Same for AP (wil...
by arshyam
28 May 2019 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26317

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

With sustained brainwashing, it is possible to create fear psychosis in an entire population which has not much seen the world outside its borders and has a frog-in-the-well attitude - this is the case of TN. It is a case of mass Schizophrenia, with TN Hindus turning psychotic in their obsession wi...
by arshyam
27 May 2019 10:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92628

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/religious-divide-obliterates-good-works-of-ponnaar/article27243835.ece Religious divide obliterates good work of ‘Ponnaar’ Consolidation of Christian votes went against Pon. Radhakrishnan in Kanniyakumari Though he had executed commendable multi-crore de...
by arshyam
27 May 2019 07:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 61
Views: 3495

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

A quick question, I didn't see anything about education at the village level. Was this discussed and included under a different heading? I didn't spot it, hence the q. Education that does not glorify English, city life, itvity, etc could contribute to arresting migration, if not reversing it. I have...
by arshyam
27 May 2019 07:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 61
Views: 3495

Re: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?

UB saar, I will try to attend this in person. Have you reached out to the doc? He might also be interested to attend. I can do that if you want me to. Pliss to let me know onlee.
by arshyam
26 May 2019 11:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92628

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Sigh, and here we go.

Vayutuvan wrote:Karan M ji,
"cowbelt" is a pejorative invented by TN folks. it's etymology is from "Bible Belt".

Kindly share a source for this assertion. TIA.

P.S. I agree it is a pejorative, but I am asking about your attribution.
by arshyam
26 May 2019 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 92628

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

spot on. this is taqiya in action. i know quite a few hard core supporters of his father who turned when he tried to build a church on the 7 sacred hills of tirumala/tirupati. this is just to win those folks back. if u want to know where his loyalties lie just watch a few videos of his brother in l...
by arshyam
26 May 2019 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26317

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

There waa no such scheme in BJP manifesto in 2014. It was a discussion on black money. There was no promise to deposit 15 lacs. Stop the BS. No saar, Rishi_Tri has a point. It is not about whether the 15 lakh expectation was correct, or whether the BJP really promised it or not - it was definitely ...
by arshyam
25 May 2019 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 407
Views: 26317

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: 407
Views: 26317

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: 407
Views: 26317

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: 407
Views: 26317

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: 407
Views: 26317

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: 2982
Views: 92628

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: 2982
Views: 92628

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: 2982
Views: 92628

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: 2982
Views: 92628

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: 407
Views: 26317

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: 407
Views: 26317

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: 407
Views: 26317

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: 407
Views: 26317

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: 407
Views: 26317

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: 407
Views: 26317

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: 407
Views: 26317

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: 2982
Views: 92628

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: 407
Views: 26317

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: 407
Views: 26317

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: 407
Views: 26317

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: 2982
Views: 92628

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: 2982
Views: 92628

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: 2982
Views: 92628

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: 2982
Views: 92628

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: 2982
Views: 92628

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: 2982
Views: 92628

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...

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