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by Dumal
24 Feb 2021 10:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1994
Views: 295827

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

Over in TN/Pondicherry, the elections are expected to be announced next week and held by the end of April. This month saw a ton of action. Two Pondy MLAs of INC quit and talk of joining BJP. A few more quit as well and the CM/cabinet had to resign. An old breakaway faction from the INC, NRC is part ...
by Dumal
24 Feb 2021 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2286
Views: 202446

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It is beyond doubt there are foreign governments ,intelligence agencies and islamic terror groups behind them but yet the US govt seems perfectly ok with them operating out of their country. One should always remember 26/11 Re. The latest from current US dispensation not just tolerating but really ...
by Dumal
20 Feb 2021 18:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2286
Views: 202446

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Actually, an old member of BRF, Mr. Rahul Mehta has proposed a legislation for this: https://bit.ly/37OwOGb (google drive pdf link) Still reading the doc but a couple of points of disagreement. ... I mean do we really need to discuss why this is such a bad idea? Voting through SMS or an app? or wor...
by Dumal
17 Feb 2021 00:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1994
Views: 295827

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

In Pondicherry, INC with the the outside support of DMK has been in power over the past 4+ yrs but has been a massive struggle for the ruling disposition to make a ton of money and do all the usual shenanigans due to the presence of Kiran Bedi who maintained a tight hold on the day to day governance...
by Dumal
13 Feb 2021 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1994
Views: 295827

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

#islam Tamil Nadu: Political party behind beef fests issues threats to Marwari community for funding BJP, asks them to leave the state https://www.opindia.com/2021/02/marwari-community-threatened-in-tamil-nadu-asked-to-leave-the-state/ ... According to the reports, the pamphlet issued by a Tiruchi ...
by Dumal
13 Feb 2021 15:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8638

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

Regarding the lack of punishment against the perpetrators of that, most vile and dastardly bombing of Air India, the Canadian Justice System dropped the ball, big time. Not the government, but the justice system, as it is a completely independent body in our system of government. I may be wrong but...
by Dumal
10 Feb 2021 19:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 41703

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Yagnasri wrote:10. All of the above.

The attacks are Koo are yet to start. It is only start.


Probably already started... https://twitter.com/fs0c131y/status/1359450769439735808?s=19
by Dumal
02 Feb 2021 12:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10082

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

Hmm, this is going to get a lot of brickbats, including from moi... Budget 2021: Political hot potato Employees Provident Fund now taxable - TNIE NEW DELHI: Hidden in the fine print of the budget is a shocker for salaried people – interest on employees contribution to provident fund beyond Rs 2.5 l...
by Dumal
16 Jan 2021 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1994
Views: 295827

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

Agree with the scenarios you are painting. If the BIF ecosystem thrives because of the political system, the "secular" constitutional and judicial cover and the support from the divisive local and regional politicians, isn't the way to defend against them consist of reducing the space for ...
by Dumal
16 Jan 2021 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1994
Views: 295827

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

I almost wish that there was a Vito Corleone like move that BJP can make to give an offer that DMK can't refuse and the two ally, leaving out INC and the commies et al. BJP will bring 3% to DMK and take away 25% minority votes. Why would DMK take any offer from BJP? Of course! It can't make sense b...
by Dumal
16 Jan 2021 13:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1994
Views: 295827

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

what next BJP should ally with TMC, ideologically INC DMK TMC CPI M go together. It is better to loose elections than to have anything with DMK. If you see down the level, DMK cadre is Christians(Chruches in TN are with INC) + Muslim + Rationalists Hindu haters, AIDMK core is more Hindu and identif...
by Dumal
15 Jan 2021 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1994
Views: 295827

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

The headwinds are clearly on ADMK and it would require a miracle to get re-elected. I almost wish that there was a Vito Corleone like move that BJP can make to give an offer that DMK can't refuse and the two ally, leaving out INC and the commies et al. That way DMK's rule can be under a short leash...
by Dumal
15 Jan 2021 16:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1994
Views: 295827

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

Dumal Can you guesstimate the % voteshares of these groups? So, this coming election may be very tricky for BJP to manoeuvre and come out with some positives. On the ADMK side, there is the threat of confusion due to Sasikala and family getting active and also partisan sabotage by Ramadoss and fami...
by Dumal
14 Jan 2021 17:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1994
Views: 295827

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

How is TN BJP doing? I don't follow BJP or for that matter any of the political parties in depth. So this is only based on superficial observations. I think the new local leaders like Murugan, Annamalai and others have been very effective and vocal without making any faux pas that was very common w...
by Dumal
02 Sep 2020 16:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020994

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

India will gain nothing from its border aggression ... China has reiterated that both sides should respect the Line of Actual Control and solve their border dispute through talks... China has also made it clear that the border dispute should not have a negative impact on the engagement between the ...
by Dumal
29 Jul 2020 13:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020994

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

How the army taught the Chinese a lesson But the writer and editors should exercise extra care in getting the names right. In addition, I found it appalling that the writer implies that the soldiers have a right to take videos and freely share those with the world and that the evil government tramp...
by Dumal
29 Jul 2020 12:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3257
Views: 363942

Re: Iran News and Discussions

If the timing of the BM launches was intentionally related to the stopover of our Rafales, it could have been instigated by China to show that they have allies that can play a role. A very simple and straightforward message? Interesting moves, if that was the case!
by Dumal
27 Jul 2020 07:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383631

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

a blast from the past k. m. panikkar, India's ambassador to China who Patel described as behaving often like China's ambassador to India worried that his daughter would become a Communist, and wanted to stop the reconstruction of the Somnath Temple. ... Made me dig deeper on google. Found this http...
by Dumal
11 Jul 2020 08:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians
Replies: 143
Views: 28124

Re: Psy-Ops techniques employed to sucker Indians

Someone named Anita Bhatia, writing in the period 1985-87 for an American think tank or government organisation, strongly cautioned India about vigorously pursuing a space programme.... she implores India to seriously "consider its policy options". Oh gawwwwd. An Indian or person of India...
by Dumal
08 Jul 2020 06:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020994

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

The CCP amby in UK just gave it a warning: https://twitter.com/AmbLiuXiaoMing/status/1280572886319857666 @AmbLiuXiaoMing A: Some UK politicians regard China as a threat. The truth is China wants to be UK’s friend and partner. But if you treat China as a hostile country, you would have to bear the c...
by Dumal
05 Jul 2020 18:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3967
Views: 767899

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Hearing about heavy rains in Mumbai reminded me of the frequent disruption to local services due to water logging of the tracks during the monsoon months. Any news on the railways using the lockdown time to improve the drainage under the tracks so that disruption are minimised in the future?
by Dumal
03 Jul 2020 15:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020994

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

MeshaVishwas wrote:Sixer by PM Modi!


Any pointers to what the insignia on the cap he is wearing ?
by Dumal
18 May 2020 10:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 2026
Views: 177742

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Yes the answer is = -π+2 Interestingly this problem comes from/based on Jyeṣṭhadeva's Yuktibhāṣā ( written in Malayalam almost 400 years ago around in 1530).. The answer (along with many similar serieses) is derived with the proof! - It is based on work of other Kerala mathematicians who did their ...
by Dumal
17 May 2020 18:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 2026
Views: 177742

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Okay, here is a nice problem I saw, requires just a little number theory - Based on 15th century Indian Mathematicians work.. Simplify: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXsK-jZXgAYkeuh?format=jpg&name=medium (Computer scientists can add first few hundred/thousands terms to see if they can guess the ...
by Dumal
05 Apr 2020 18:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383631

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

With the PM talking today to many, many political leaders including many state opposition leaders, former Presidents and PMs, and ambassadors and the Prez talking to all the Guvs a couple of times this week, something serious is cooking as the next step in our Corona virus fight?
by Dumal
23 Oct 2019 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 1024
Views: 152582

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

My old school had no bar on tilaks, pottus, religious caste marks whatsoever.And as for the gutter- inspired slur on my community you ignoramus, my father gave the eulogy on AIR when Gandhiji was assasinated, and enough family members gave Pakistan a bloody lesson in all the wars with them .So don'...
by Dumal
18 Oct 2019 07:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3967
Views: 767899

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^^^ Noticed that the CCTV camera in the Vande Bharat train is from Hikvision. Isn’t this the Chinese company that has been red-flagged as security threat?
by Dumal
17 Oct 2019 17:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087573

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

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/16/world/australia/china-tulagi-solomon-islands-pacific.html

The Chinese caravan keeps on moving! A CCP-controlled entity leases a strategic foot-hold in the South Pacific. Part of Solomon Islands.
by Dumal
16 Oct 2019 14:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 119643

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

People from TN, is santhome really built on Kapaleeswarar temple? People are talking about it in twitter in the light of babri case. Haven’t heard or seen any indications of anything like that. Kapaleeswarar temple is in a traditionally temple environment with a large pond and multiple rows of resi...
by Dumal
12 Oct 2019 09:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5103
Views: 781122

Re: Internal Security Watch

IMO it is not correct to blame any agency here as the lower court had ruled in our favour. Pak might have used money + big brother influence to get appeal in their favour. Thais must pay for this by way of some tourism ban or something. Yes, this event only goes to show how dangerous a compromised ...
by Dumal
11 Oct 2019 15:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3765
Views: 738566

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Kashi wrote:
Dumal wrote:
The tall guy next to Corbyn looks like Zhor Malik, a councillor out of Birmingham, who spoke at the labour conference.


No, that's Kamalpreet Dhaliwal, who heads the Indian Overseas Congress in UK.


Makes sense. Thanks for correcting me.
by Dumal
11 Oct 2019 11:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3765
Views: 738566

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Can someone identify these traitorous ingrates from the picture? Not a bad idea to target them in whatever way we can(no physical violence) and start nullifying their influence.


The tall guy next to Corbyn looks like Zhor Malik, a councillor out of Birmingham, who spoke at the labour conference.
by Dumal
09 Oct 2019 10:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087573

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

https://twitter.com/suhasinih/status/1181169636034805762?s=20 ^Signs of Bhutan giving in to China on the boundary issues. Hope this is not due to our preoccupations elsewhere! Anyone seen details? What did we expect would happen after we down hill ski-ed from doklam? I am not sure how what we did q...
by Dumal
08 Oct 2019 11:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5508
Views: 1087573

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

https://twitter.com/suhasinih/status/1181169636034805762?s=20

^Signs of Bhutan giving in to China on the boundary issues. Hope this is not due to our preoccupations elsewhere! Anyone seen details?
by Dumal
29 Sep 2019 19:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6664
Views: 829179

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

[quote="Bhaskar_T"]The below link is the full text of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s speech .... Do we really need to sell Tejas to Malaysia? [quote] Being subservient to China will be the default position of not just MY but also others in the region like Thailand, Myanmar, Phili...
by Dumal
05 Sep 2019 13:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3967
Views: 767899

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Anyone know what algorithm the Railways uses when allotting berths to those on waitlist? The updating of the Waitlist priority is (near) real-time as people make cancellations, and it goes on until a few hours before the train starts from the originating station. As you noted, the Tatkal quota is e...
by Dumal
25 Aug 2019 09:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Om Shanti: Shri Arun Jaitley Shradhanjali
Replies: 37
Views: 5130

Re: Om Shanti: Shri Arun Jaitley Shradhanjali

Oh! This is a bit too much to bear to have these stalwarts go one after other in such quick succession, even though Parrikarji, Sushmaji and Jaitleyji were all seriously ill in the recent years. As the consigliere of BJP, AJ is probably irreplaceable. His work in implementing GST through all the pol...
by Dumal
13 Aug 2019 13:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3765
Views: 738566

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: 87022

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: 5916

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...

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