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by Dumal
13 Aug 2019 13:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 899
Views: 90524

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Isn't a simple answer to PC's question that Junagadh, Udaipur, Bhopal, Mysore, Hyderabad and so many other (princely) states never needed any 370-like status and they are all fully integrated since long? Beyond that, if he was harping on a hypothetical case where it was needed and that particular st...
by Dumal
09 Aug 2019 13:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 62573

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

I would say among all the TV anchors in India, Rahul Shivshankar of TimesNow is the most articulate... If the traitors in collusion with TSP and other India haters succeed in disrupting peace, all bets are off... I took the bait and listened... all you are doing with this “all bets are off” pronoun...
by Dumal
07 Aug 2019 18:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: RIP - Sushma Swaraj ji
Replies: 54
Views: 2851

Re: RIP - Sushma Swaraj ji

I will remember Sushmaji for her inspiring leadership of the MEA during such a tumultuous period that included the Doklam spat with the Chinese directly and the long and arduous turnaround of the Maldives, warding off Chinese moves in SL, balancing the relationship with Iraq while dealing with US ta...
by Dumal
05 Aug 2019 14:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 570473

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

We used to be a country where large sections of the electorate would want tax cuts/deductions or higher procurement prices for farm-goods or lower fuel prices or easier loan process or whatever and the government will, in most cases, do what much of what was expected. That is how years and decades w...
by Dumal
29 Jul 2019 10:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3512
Views: 631072

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Is this just kite-flying or are we seriously tracking back on the plan to issue foreign currency bonds? https://www.reuters.com/article/india-borrowings-overseas/update-1-india-pms-office-wants-finmin-to-restudy-issuing-overseas-sovereign-bond-sources-idUSL4N24Q2W5 UPDATE 1-India PM's office wants f...
by Dumal
10 Jul 2019 14:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Should we discontinue EVMs?
Replies: 2373
Views: 99901

Re: Should we discontinue EVMs?

The use of dashed lines and periods for bullet points etc., and the writing style of rapidly building up a straw-man with no or little basis, remind me of the one and only original RM!

Is kapilbishnoi really RM or is he an evil twin, (if there can be one)?
by Dumal
10 Jul 2019 07:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3512
Views: 631072

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Do you know (well, I know you do) that an average meal for say, 4 people - CGST 9%, SGST 9%, Service Charge 10% (compulsory Tip)? Did I mention that this was a Jain meal :) , as there is separate 20% VAT on alcoholic beverages? And this is not a Hotel Restaurant. Just a regular one. Apartment Build...
by Dumal
17 Jun 2019 18:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1547
Views: 229857

Re: India's Power Sector

https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/how-low-power-prices-prevent-india-from-supplying-24x7-power-to-all-homes-119061700071_1.html Inability to raise tariffs, high supply losses (25% actual vs 15% target), power theft (violent incidence @Varanasi on June 9, 2019 :cry: ) and more...
by Dumal
11 Jun 2019 10:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1353
Views: 144658

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Shri Arif Khan says what has not been said in a long time on national television... What a masterpiece! So glad to see people like AMK exercising their voices and for us to hear them. What a beautiful, spontaneous response to the issue that people make of Hindutva! Amazing!!! BTW, don't need to won...
by Dumal
07 Jun 2019 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 574
Views: 52728

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

Ok.. ok.. Dumeel is the sound of a gunshot fired in old movies...when there is no real bullet fired but just the sound... more than the sound used in the movies dumeel is how people recount the sound from those scenes when discussing. So when there is sound without substance that is dumeel! It is a ...
by Dumal
31 May 2019 14:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 574
Views: 52728

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

^^^ Highways expansion and development is not creditable but the opposite, when it comes to the TN political gangs. They take the side of enviro-jihadis and come down very hard on BJP for "destroying land and livelihood". Same with power lines, gas pipelines etc. Re. railways, it is not a ...
by Dumal
30 May 2019 23:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 104726

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I wonder, given the huge speculation from all the channels for AS to be given finance, if it is all based on deliberately planted false information . If he were to be assigned HRD/education I’d think that will be a shock for a lot of the Lutyens gang. THat can then mean Rajnath, Gadkari and NS retai...
by Dumal
30 May 2019 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 574
Views: 52728

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

In case anyone missed this . YS Jagan's swearing in ceremony as Andhra CM with MK Stalin & KCR in spitting distance on stage. He should be in watch list for connections. Oddly INC ecosystem helped Jagan also in subtler ways. Didn’t he also say he hopes to see Stalin come to power soon in TN? An...
by Dumal
30 May 2019 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 104726

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Kakkaji wrote:
Y I Patel wrote:My hunch is that Jaishankar will get defense, not EA


That would be a waste of his talents. et


Sounds like in cases like VK Singh and Jaishankar there may be concerns about conflict of interest due to their prior offices held.
by Dumal
30 May 2019 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 104726

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Saw a snippet JD(U) will not join the cabinet. Any idea why?
by Dumal
30 May 2019 15:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 104726

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Any news on V K Singh being re-inducted in the ministry. I didn't see his name coming up anywhere. https://www.news18.com/news/politics/a-mix-of-old-and-new-37-names-have-received-cabinet-calls-so-far-check-out-the-full-list-here-2165063.html?ref=hp_top_pos_2 Wonder who Dimple Yadav in this list is...
by Dumal
28 May 2019 14:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 104726

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

swamy sez india will balance between america and china and put up decent list of reasons for the victory SuSwa also looks and sounds aged, not very spontaneous, somewhat misspeaking such as calling triple talaq progress etc as "dividing the minorities". Overall, I think it is time for him...
by Dumal
28 May 2019 13:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 574
Views: 52728

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

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/stalin-vows-not-to-allow-bjp-to-set-foot-in-tn/articleshow/69500242.cms Pitch for 2021 started Please read the comments to that article to see the real mood of the people. Just because ADMK was weakened by TTVD and numerous Left-libs starting from KH and Pr...
by Dumal
28 May 2019 11:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1260
Views: 211701

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-election-pakistan/india-snubs-pakistan-for-modis-swearing-in-ceremony-sources-idUSKCN1SX1JH India snubs Pakistan for Modi's swearing-in ceremony: sources If true and seen through, this will be a good sensible step. Given their direct intervention into our el...
by Dumal
26 May 2019 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 574
Views: 52728

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

BJP Tamilnadu ‏ Verified account @BJP4TamilNadu May 24 More My first job would be to link Godavari and Krishna and this bring water to TamilNadu - Hon min @nitin_gadkari This is what BJP is all about Even though you reject #TNRejectsBJP, they will do their duty. Thank you sir #BJPStandsForTN Surely...
by Dumal
26 May 2019 15:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: BRF get-together IITM July 11-14?
Replies: 90
Views: 7593

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

I will be there in person. I am just in the local area. I can also contribute my time/effort.
by Dumal
24 May 2019 18:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 574
Views: 52728

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Right now, they are pretty unique to TN in my own sample group.. One thing that is unique to TN is the extreme level/popularity of meme-making.. I personally know some former school mates who are now fairly advanced level crazies in the DMK-led meme war unleashed over the entire 5 years since 2014....
by Dumal
24 May 2019 15:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 574
Views: 52728

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I had mentioned this before but ppl got upset. Using my own non scientific sampling using social media, friends etc, had said TN, AP, KL had fallen furthest from mainstream in terms of being badly affected by anti Modi, anti-BJP, divisive propaganda regarding "cowbelt", "naarthies&qu...
by Dumal
24 May 2019 15:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 574
Views: 52728

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

I had mentioned this before but ppl got upset. Using my own non scientific sampling using social media, friends etc, had said TN, AP, KL had fallen furthest from mainstream in terms of being badly affected by anti Modi, anti-BJP, divisive propaganda regarding "cowbelt", "naarthies&qu...
by Dumal
22 May 2019 11:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 491338

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/time-to-rebuild-indias-secularism/article27199545.ece?homepage=true Haha thanks to brf I can spot these divisive articles from a good distance. All the favorite words are there - patriarchy, majority, minority, upper caste, supremacist, chauvinist, hate, fear. ...
by Dumal
22 May 2019 07:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1260
Views: 211701

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Posted without comment. PAKIS invented , Statecraft, Mathematics and are a great civilization... https://www.thefridaytimes.com/our-lost-heritage-i/ trying something new, I guess it didnt always have to be like this, we would have have grown older like two rajahs of decrepit kingdoms, reliant on fi...
by Dumal
09 May 2019 07:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 491338

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Unlike other alliances, there are multiple characters with massive egos in MGB who all believe they should be the PM. An MGB government will be less stable than any coalition government we have ever had. My humble opinion, we should discount this “fighting to be PM” problem we like to attribute to ...
by Dumal
07 May 2019 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 491338

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

intolerant to views other than Modi/BJP bhajan.... alternative is scary. I, for one, am also sensitive to blind adulation. But in the last 5 years I can’t think of any missteps from a national and even secular perspective from Modi & team that was their own doing. They may have been thwarted an...
by Dumal
06 May 2019 17:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1260
Views: 211701

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Another top-ten finish! :evil: Take that you kaffirs!
https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/bl8lam/chart_armenia_is_the_worlds_angriest_country/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app

P.S Sorry didn’t know a way of just showing the image. If someone else can, please do.
by Dumal
06 May 2019 07:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 491338

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

did rajeev chandrasekhar join bjp ? I thought he was INC MP at one point? has a gigantic villa in koramangala 4th block among other assets. he is ex-IA or ex-IAF iirc. Chowkidar Rajeev Chandrasekhar ‏ Verified account @rajeev_mp 7h7 hours ago More Chowkidar Rajeev Chandrasekhar I do think of u @sid...
by Dumal
27 Apr 2019 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 491338

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Did you forward all the emails to the real ECI officer? No. I always respond to the sender telling them I am not the person they are trying to reach. So, the ECI bigwigs too are left to use gmail accounts still? While so much of governance today is online, we still have not addressed this problem b...
by Dumal
25 Apr 2019 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 491338

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

On the topic of name-calling, while it pains to hear a PM being called chor, etc totally underservedly, many of these elected leaders have well-deserved records and characters that earn them these names... even the great Orange-gutan is not spared. How can it be unjust to call out Fakeriwal, jihadid...
by Dumal
20 Apr 2019 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 491338

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

fanne wrote:see jee eye


Could these kind of interruptions be orchestrated to change the order of seniority for future CJIs? I.e if these allegations end up forcing the current CJI to resign/retire?
by Dumal
19 Apr 2019 19:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 491338

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAAxqEDugP4

Looks like DD released this 1984 address by ABV recently. I don't understand all of it but even the comments are instructive.
by Dumal
19 Apr 2019 18:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3275
Views: 497006

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

China has a way of creating and using random issues and then equating a quid-pro-quo resolution against something that is of great value to them. In this case, I think they might try to use something as silly as removing the hold on Azhar's terrorist tag for our support to BRI. I would think to our ...
by Dumal
18 Apr 2019 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 491338

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

ramana wrote:Milind or his late father Murli Deora

original dukhandaars of Ambanis


Mhmm... that makes sense. The father was the Minister for petroleum and natural gas during much of the upa years! And why there are propping up the son.
by Dumal
18 Apr 2019 17:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 491338

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Or it could just be that Milind Deora is a stronger/preferred local candidate vs Arvind Sawant of Shiv Sena? I don’t know much about Milind or his late father Murli Deora but they seem to be less parasitic than is typical of the Con heritage. Open to be corrected!
by Dumal
28 Mar 2019 14:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 108277

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Singha wrote:30 sept 2016 - risat1 hit
16 june 2018 - cheen made their doklam move
18 june 2018 - india crossed the border and made our move



Perhaps you meant to write 2017 for doklam?
by Dumal
28 Mar 2019 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 108277

Re: Indian ASAT Test

arun wrote:
India was excluded from the Group of Government Experts (GGE) on Transparency and Confidence Building Measures In Outer Space Activities:

Read more at: Delhi seeks key role to draft global laws


Do we know why India was excluded? Odd when dozens of others were in, not just the big three.
by Dumal
27 Mar 2019 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 108277

Re: Indian ASAT test

TKiran wrote:Gurus, this is a question from absolute layman about space and technology...

Isn't it better to develop Laser technology to burn the satellite, than using a KKV? Please pardon me for such a silly question..


Maybe that's there too... I remember something about Kali from some time back.

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