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by kautilya
14 Nov 2005 13:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Developments in Indian Agriculture
Replies: 106
Views: 26553

Santosh, Good thing that you agree that there are some problems with govt. rules. You at least agree that we need an integrated market and removal of restrictions on storage limits. In that case you can probably see that some of the problems that govt. is trying to solve using MSP like the “non-avai...
by kautilya
10 Nov 2005 13:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Developments in Indian Agriculture
Replies: 106
Views: 26553

Repying to Santosh's post on "Nation on the march" thread here, since the topic is more relevant here. Hi Santosh, Maybe I don't get it, but I will try :) and, if you think what I am saying is nonsense, maybe I really wasn't clear enough. :) This answer will probably be a long one, since your post w...
by kautilya
26 Mar 2004 09:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Biotech News & Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 91998

Re: Indian Biotech News & Discussion

George: Here is some more recent ammunition -- Dr. Reddy's organizes international symposium on drug discovery Dr Reddy's to present research findings at US meet Added later: Reddy's to step up discovery spend in FY04 Google search on Reddy discovery GSK AND RANBAXY TO COLLABORATE ON DRUG DISCOVERY ...
by kautilya
25 Mar 2004 22:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Biotech News & Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 91998

Re: Indian Biotech News & Discussion

Ranbaxy and other Indian companies have been doing drug development. Examples
http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?art_id=5998674
by kautilya
25 Nov 2003 04:58
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Indian Patriotic Songs
Replies: 119
Views: 78862

Re: Indian Patriotic Songs

Originally posted by Babui:
The LoC songs are getting good reviews from the trade. Can anybody who has listened to the songs give us a "BR Review" ?
you can listen to them here
http://www.musicindiaonline.com/music/l/XX01000B1F
by kautilya
31 May 2003 21:59
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Shaping Reality: India vs. China
Replies: 98
Views: 40874

Re: Shaping Reality: India vs. China

Following are in IMHO freedoms necessery for development and their availability in India (not an exhaustive list)-- a) freedom to do whatever business you want (not available in India untill 1990) b) freedom to expand your business to whatever size you want ( not fully available in India yet, with s...
by kautilya
31 May 2003 02:16
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Shaping Reality: India vs. China
Replies: 98
Views: 40874

Re: Shaping Reality: India vs. China

Originally posted by Kaushal: Concur with alan desouza. Democracy is incidental to economic advancement, it neither hinders nor aids economic progress, provided there is adequate economic freedom (not necessarily political) and accountability. Amartya Sen in his book "Development as freedom", argue...
by kautilya
31 Mar 2003 01:30
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Time to rethink NFU
Replies: 224
Views: 66901

Re: Time to rethink NFU

Originally posted by Krishna, L. Jean: how will India be able to spend so heavily on nuclear structures, that’s going to cost Rs 10,000, is a trillion dollar question. While defence budget for the financial year is $ 13 billion, the sum required for nuclear structures alone would be close to $ 20 b...
by kautilya
28 Dec 2002 00:52
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 45774

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

couldn't the water problem be solved cheaper by using the ancient method of rain water harvesting?
If so, then I don't think it makes sense to interlink all rivers just to avoid flood. that could be done by partial implementation also.
by kautilya
16 Sep 2002 06:49
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India and the Social Sciences
Replies: 94
Views: 36407

Re: India and the Social Sciences

Another great one by Prof. Balu Rudra Caitanya, #360 Dear Rudra Caitanya You formulate, in a tone of despair (?), your problems as follows: “How do we create an alternate paradigm for scholarship (or rather how do Native Indic Scholars create another paradigm), now that we understand or think we und...
by kautilya
13 Sep 2002 10:09
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India and the Social Sciences
Replies: 94
Views: 36407

Re: India and the Social Sciences

Originally posted by kgoan:
Arun, marvellous stuff. Is this from an open email list?
Go to the article "RISA LILA" linked in the first post, and click on Read readers comments. All of the above is taken from those comments.
by kautilya
08 Sep 2002 19:30
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 50682

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Originaly posted by Ponniyin Selvan: I see no relation between a secular government and crimes against women. On the contrary I see a strong correlation between your "dharmic ideals" and the inhuman practice of Sati, the denial of women the right to education, the treatment of widows, child marraig...
by kautilya
07 Sep 2002 23:53
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 50682

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Originally posted by harryvandeusan: The Asians societies like that of India , Islamic countries , Japan have placed a great premium on sprituality and have therefore tried to evolve a social system that curbs sex urges This is a statement which only highlights your ignorance about Indian history. ...
by kautilya
05 Sep 2002 09:31
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 52030

Re: India's Inspirational Personalities

Originally posted by Ponniyin Selvan: Be it as it may, let me restate my greatest Indian inspirational personality: Mahatma Gandhi. As Einstein said, future generations will wonder that such a man as he walked the face of this earth. Of course, Gandhi was only mortal and he had his foibles. Everyth...
by kautilya
05 Sep 2002 07:08
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 52030

Re: India's Inspirational Personalities

As is clear from my login name, kautilaya has always been an inspirational personality for me. He was a genius the likes of which have never been seen. He was also a staunch nationalist and patriotic, who wanted and to create a united India from Hamalyas to the oceans in the south. As, for the Chana...
by kautilya
03 Sep 2002 03:10
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Ancient (and recent) Indian Mathematics
Replies: 38
Views: 17839

Re: Ancient (and recent) Indian Mathematics

Calvin,
Though this is not strictly mathematics, it talks about "India's rational age, from 1000 B.C. to 4th A.D., when treatises in astronomy, mathematics, logic, medicine and linguistics were produced."

http://members.tripod.com/~INDIA_RESOURCE/scienceh.htm
by kautilya
03 Sep 2002 03:02
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Ancient (and recent) Indian Mathematics
Replies: 38
Views: 17839

Re: Ancient (and recent) Indian Mathematics

Calvin, A part of the answer is in this article -- http://members.tripod.com/~INDIA_RESOURCE/mathematics.htm Although it appears that original work in mathematics ceased in much of Northern India after the Islamic conquests, Benaras survived as a center for mathematical study, and an important schoo...
by kautilya
25 Aug 2002 06:33
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Genealogy of Castes and Tribes
Replies: 22
Views: 11742

Re: Genealogy of Castes and Tribes

Imtiaz, From some of your previous posts I am under the impression that you have some good background in economics and statistics. So, could you please check the statistical significance of the Bamshad results. To me this _____________________ The Mantel correlation between interindividual genetic d...
by kautilya
25 Aug 2002 06:07
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Genealogy of Castes and Tribes
Replies: 22
Views: 11742

Re: Genealogy of Castes and Tribes

psmith thanks, here's the link to actual Bamshad paper http://www.genome.org/cgi/content/full/11/6/994 If the Kshatriya and Vysya are excluded from the analysis or included in the middle castes, the genetic distance between the upper caste (Brahmins) and Europeans remains smaller than the distance b...
by kautilya
25 Aug 2002 05:32
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Genealogy of Castes and Tribes
Replies: 22
Views: 11742

Re: Genealogy of Castes and Tribes

Imtiaz from your Utah link about the Bamshad paper--- Overall, the study indicates that Indian caste populations are likely to be of Asian origin with greater West Eurasian influence on the upper castes than lower castes. All, this implies is that in historic times(last couple of 1000 years) their h...
by kautilya
25 Aug 2002 05:19
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Genealogy of Castes and Tribes
Replies: 22
Views: 11742

Re: Genealogy of Castes and Tribes

Cross posting my posts from other thread Post 1 __________________________________________________ From a paper published in Current biology Vol 9(24) 1999 Human evolution: The southern route to Asia Todd R. Disotell He took 512 genetic samples from all caste levels and did a study Address: Departme...
by kautilya
20 Aug 2002 07:14
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 52030

Re: India's Inspirational Personalities

Originally posted by krish:
Kaushal, thanks for your support.


I have been upfront to kautilaya in my e-mail to him and he can vouch for that.

I will vouch for that.

I will say Swami Vivekanada, and Vedanta mission's Swami Ranganathananda have had the most inspiring influence on me.
by kautilya
19 Aug 2002 11:27
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India's Inspirational Personalities
Replies: 111
Views: 52030

Re: India's Inspirational Personalities

krish,
did you have any personal contact with these people? In other words, can you vouch for it's authenticity?

Please Send me an e-mail at kautilaya2002@yahoo.com

Thanks
by kautilya
18 Aug 2002 22:13
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Ancient (and recent) Indian Mathematics
Replies: 38
Views: 17839

Re: Ancient (and recent) Indian Mathematics

Originally posted by Rahul Mehta: I had posted an article in that previous thread. It was something as follows: There are claims that Madhava (an Mathmatcian in in Medivial India) knew about trgonometric series such as arctan(x) = x - x*2/2 + ... And using this series he obtained value of PI correc...
by kautilya
08 Jul 2002 06:42
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 50682

Re: Women's status in Indian society

krish, Nobody claims that in Indian society <B> all women [/b] are free and enjoy equal status as men. All is the keyword here. But, the redeeming factor is the open debate, free press and constant improvement in the status that goes on to attain that goal. Admitting that their are a lot of problems...
by kautilya
09 Apr 2002 00:11
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Kohinoor and the Queen
Replies: 34
Views: 16447

Re: Kohinoor and the Queen

historically, whichever king/queen got the Kohinoor, his/her empire went downhill from that point. So, let them have it. ;)

I would be more interested in getting back the Sanskrit manuscripts etc. that they have.
by kautilya
01 Apr 2002 01:47
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Can India re-Value the Rupee?
Replies: 73
Views: 32076

Re: Can India re-Value the Rupee?

The depreciation of rupee by moping up dollars is a planned action being undertaken by RBI. They will continue to do so for next few years, to subsidise the exports, and keep them competitive. The reason they need to do that is because they have to subsidise the exports in a way that is WTO compatib...
by kautilya
25 Jan 2002 22:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)
Replies: 227
Views: 58155

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 1)

Interesting quote from the pioneer news item posted by ramana
"They also said the international community was pressurizing India to refrain from testing any new types of missiles or enhance the present range so as not to alarm the neighbours"
by kautilya
11 Jan 2002 22:16
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 42471

Re: The Road to World Power

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by durvasa: AFAIK, Indian growth in 2001-2002 is expected to be second highest (4.8-5.5%) after China (7.0-7.4%). No other country (with GDP>30bn) is growing faster than us. <hr></blockquote><p>Even then, I feel we a...
by kautilya
31 Dec 2001 01:19
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 42471

Re: The Road to World Power

<A HREF="http://http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow.asp?art_id=632408210" TARGET=_blank>Some do a Houdini, others hang in</A>
by kautilya
30 Dec 2001 02:17
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Road Development
Replies: 282
Views: 69851

Re: Indian Road Development

Crossposting from another thread---<P><A HREF="http://www.outlookindia.com/full.asp?fname=Opening+Essay+%28F%29&fodname=20020114&sid=9" TARGET=_blank>A new work efficiency, and easy funding, promises to give us what we've always only dreamt of— 6,000 km of velvety asphalt to zip on endlessly...
by kautilya
30 Dec 2001 02:02
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 42471

Re: The Road to World Power

<B> A Must Read !!</B><P>This is a very uplifting series of articles in the current issue of outlook. <P><A HREF="http://www.outlookindia.com/full.asp?fname=Opening+Essay+%28F%29&fodname=20020114&sid=1" TARGET=_blank>This was the year Arthur C. Clarke invented for all of us. Fittingly, our m...
by kautilya
07 Nov 2001 14:18
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 42471

Re: The Road to World Power

abhischekcc:<P>I am all for removing internal economic inefficiencies. Please read my previous post for more clarifications.
by kautilya
07 Nov 2001 09:47
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 42471

Re: The Road to World Power

Atish:<BR>I am all for removing the ineffieciencies in the internal economy that you are talking about. But, the only way I see those ineffieciencies being removed is public pressure after the economy is opened up, or some other crisis. Even the 1991 reforms happened only because of the BOP crisis. ...
by kautilya
07 Nov 2001 08:23
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 42471

Re: The Road to World Power

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Nikhil Shah:<BR><STRONG>Unless an average Indian doesn't earn Rs 49.00 to compete with an average American earning a dollar....this mano-a-mano-survival of the fittest is bullshit!!<BR><BR>That doesn't mean we fol...
by kautilya
07 Nov 2001 05:22
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 42471

Re: The Road to World Power

Atish:<BR> I agree with you that we have to reform ourselves internally, and that should be given higher priority. We have about 4 yrs. till full WTO still left, but no govt. till now has had, nor does it seem like any will have the guts to take the hard decisions necessary to do the internal reform...
by kautilya
07 Nov 2001 01:01
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 42471

Re: The Road to World Power

Sridhar:<BR><BR>My thoughts exactly. Thanks for putting it so well. <BR><BR>I think even after opening up, there can be and should be certain incentives for local production. Every country does that for e.g. in the form of WTO compatible very low import duty. I think very low duty for import can sti...

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