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by Agasthi
03 Mar 2020 13:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3871
Views: 425080

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Was just googling Kapil Mishra and it appears that he was with AAP until very recently and won from Karawal Nagar in 2015 and switched to BJP in 2019 and lost in the assembly election concluded recently. Could he be a manchurian candidate? Suspect his motives. He makes his move and as if on cue, rio...
by Agasthi
21 Dec 2019 04:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 656993

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Looks like this is the last card that has been dealt with. The student card and other cards has been playing for so many years with no results other than in the editorial of ‘The Hindu’ the Hiranykashipu of Mount Road :mrgreen: . The speed with which this government has moved in just ‘6 months’ has ...
by Agasthi
29 Nov 2019 18:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 656993

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Even Modiji seems to be happy with Uddhav becoming CM.... he definitely did not like the way DF played to hang on to power! https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/pm-modi-congratulates-uddhav-thackeray-confident-he-will-work-diligently-2140356 Moving forward all regional parties will have a say in nationa...
by Agasthi
15 Nov 2019 06:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 154996

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

I understand why mono-faiths hate hindus, but why are commies selective in their ire? From my reading of history, fascist movements of the mono-faiths persecute commies with zeal. Nothing like that amongst hindus or hindutwadis. I've not been able to find any instances on the net where hindus as a r...
by Agasthi
26 May 2019 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 154996

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

As a famous dialogue from a famous Tamil comedian “it’s all common in politics”. There was tremendous anger against the DMK in 2014 and they lost all. At the height of JJ’s corruption aftermath she lost her Bagrur assembly seat in 1996. All will be forgotten and forgiven with the right strategy by 2...
by Agasthi
24 May 2019 22:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 154996

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

Many great points above with respect to TN. The Anti-BJP/Modi propaganda via SM was tremendous and the initial goodwill that TN had for Modi seems to have evaporated with Demonitisation and GST. TN is dominated by medium and small business enterprises and apparently suffered greatly in this time. Th...
by Agasthi
18 Apr 2019 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 581843

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Cast my vote along with rest of the family. It was peaceful in south chennai constituency. So far in my circle, it was ADMK or Kamalahassan. Mum is a traditional DMK supporter and very religious and despite the recent Veeramani drama on Hindu gods was not enough to sway her. Each party will retain i...
by Agasthi
16 Apr 2019 00:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 581843

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

The 'TN always gives decisive mandates' argument is a conclusion upon which an understanding is being built. It may be empirically common, but there are exceptions: TN Lok Sabha electoral map Two elections (1999 and 2009) saw a fractured result, defined as the other party winning at least 10 LS sea...
by Agasthi
14 Apr 2019 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 581843

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

It is debatable if DMK is winning. TN is given to sweeps and if it ends up where DMk ends up having slightly more seats than ADMk then that’s not ‘winning’ in TN. All the mosques and churches have asked to vote for the ‘sun’. It now boils down to caste, middle class and undecided voters. The undecid...
by Agasthi
14 Apr 2019 19:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 581843

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Agree, I’m here in chennai to put my vote. Dinakaran is of little consequence, DMK is trying hard to prop him to cut into ADMK votes. The fear here in TN was expressed in cartoon in ‘The Hindu’ recently, where the two leaves symbol sprout a lotus and soon the lotus becomes bigger than two leaves. Th...
by Agasthi
22 Mar 2019 05:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 828410

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Since that PAF attempt on IA, LOC has been very hot and usually we see reports of paki DGMO calling after a few days of being roasted. However I haven’t seen any so far and there are YouTube videos of fire exchange and blackouts on paki side that have been posted which are 2-3 weeks old in the secto...
by Agasthi
17 Mar 2019 15:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 966
Views: 183889

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Check out the numerous indian made autos in Jalalabad compared to other cities in Afghanistan. Looks like out aid was quite targeted and must have went in creating tremendous number of assets on that porous border. No wonder our intelligence on Balakot was 0.0009m CEP! https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by Agasthi
01 Mar 2019 17:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pro-Terrorist Articles and Authors
Replies: 32
Views: 4954

Re: Pro-Terrorist Articles and Authors

V Sudarshan - writing on foreign policy and diplomacy for a number of years first as Foreign Editor of The Pioneer and subsequently for Outlook then Indian Express and now the Hindu. Not sure if he is an idiot, an useful idiot or a defeatist or a combination of all the above. A collection of his ar...
by Agasthi
26 Feb 2019 19:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 173459

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

This is an astounding feat not just by the Armed Forces but also by the GOI. And that too in TFTA style bombing. Namo Namah! I can only visualize the aircraft strike package to look like something out of a Harry Potter movie. Death Eaters (Mirage) the attackers while Dementors (Su-30 mki) lie in wai...
by Agasthi
18 Feb 2019 20:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 487
Views: 74457

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

If the title of this thread actually becomes true, I would suggest something that has been tried before and apply a few things learnt from the 'Raj' days. The armed forces should move into the badlands and hold the countryside in a permanent state of war. Avoid the urban cesspools but lay siege to t...
by Agasthi
23 Apr 2018 10:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 493689

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Agasthi, that statement needs to be blasted out on Twitter. Kindly do the honours and let us know your handle, or let shiv do it... and we'll all retweet the bytes out of it... Beautifully worded. Two Tweets (Not Two teats) https://twitter.com/bennedose/status/988233223539900416 https://twitter.com...
by Agasthi
23 Apr 2018 04:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 493689

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

I'm not on Twitter, please feel free to use the post or modify it as well! I just found it odd that highly educated people like geneticists don't seem much different from a Mayawati or Ramadoss of PMK. At least to me there seems to be intense focus on getting gene samples from Brahmins or SC/ST's. A...
by Agasthi
22 Apr 2018 19:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 493689

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

I'm no expert but IMHO, any genetic study that seeks to establish indian ancestry is flawed when they seek gene samples by caste. The agenda has already been decided and all is left is to cherry pick data and force fitting the data to seek the pre-decided result. Aryan supremacy has just donned a la...
by Agasthi
06 Feb 2018 08:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3599
Views: 621378

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

From Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clash_of_Civilizations "In Huntington's view, East Asian Sinic civilization is culturally asserting itself and its values relative to the West due to its rapid economic growth. Specifically, he believes that China's goals are to reassert itself as t...
by Agasthi
31 Jan 2018 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3599
Views: 621378

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

Thanks guys for your comments, a range of emotions on those views! These views along with the derisive language employed by chinese media and the racist videos lends credence that these views are fairly widespread and given the top-down nature of chinese polity, these views are sure to be held at th...
by Agasthi
31 Jan 2018 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3599
Views: 621378

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

seems outrageous, doesn't it. However, many of the mainlanders seem to have this view, don't know how prevalent this view is. A taiwanese colleague who is also a mandarin teacher translated some of these views from online and said this is what they think of you.
by Agasthi
31 Jan 2018 05:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3599
Views: 621378

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

For China, India is a challenger because in terms of size, civilization and potential, there is simply no other country that can come anywhere near PRC. That makes China worried. China feels that if India joins the Quad (which it already has), then China's work to lord over India would double. Firs...
by Agasthi
30 Jan 2018 05:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3599
Views: 621378

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

I for one wish China realizes that India is no enemy. India can be a threat but it is for them to convert that to an opportunity. An India that is on its team will accelerate the demise of the western powers after all we have more in common with them than the west. After a 1000 years, a non-monothei...
by Agasthi
19 Jan 2018 09:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1194643

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

In the lecture given by Sivathanu Pillai (@46.23), the map of India superimposed on google earth? seems to be missing POK and Aksai Chin.
by Agasthi
05 Jan 2018 08:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 942225

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Noticed (at least to the extent that I'm aware of) that a number of big stores in the past 2 months carry a lot of wares from India in Sydney. At Ikea, a significant number of items were 'Made in India' and were of very good quality especially crockery items. At other stores, similar stuff, although...
by Agasthi
05 Jan 2018 07:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 493689

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/dna-and-aryan-debate-why-articles-hindu-indus-are-missing-larger-point-74201 by Nadika Nadja, seems to be an archeology student, however her linkedin profile says she is a script writer and activist. More on her/him: About Nadika: I am Nadika, and I am a writer ...
by Agasthi
19 Sep 2017 06:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 493689

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Think about it: 1. If Sarada was the only thing dating Indian history, then, see, all of a sudden, around five additional centuries turn up. It may even be as much as the 660 or so years that Vedveer Arya postulates. 2. Why does Vedveer Arya need his 660 years or so? It is required because of the c...
by Agasthi
18 Jul 2017 13:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 493689

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

And George isn't one? Aren't there n number of scientists who have a vested interest in peddling BS, conning governments and people? You realize, if you could prove the data for Big Bang is wrong, you'd automatically collect a nobel prize ?! We are talking about Physics here. Big Bang. Not some neb...
by Agasthi
18 Jul 2017 13:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 493689

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Couldn't care less if he is a juggler or a priest. He is a PhD in Physics, talking about physics. Automatically out-ranks a guy with zero physics education talking about physics. Would i prefer an atheist physicist ?ofcourse i would. but a christian priest who is a phD in Physics decisively outrank...
by Agasthi
18 Jul 2017 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 493689

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Maybe 1 in a thousand. Rest are all con-artists, promising things or claiming things they cannot prove or deliver on. Same with every religion, because whether you are a Christian minister faith-healing or hindu swami, there is a vested interest in peddling BS, conning people and making money off o...
by Agasthi
18 Jul 2017 12:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 493689

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

If Swami Nityananda had proposed this, what would have been the outcome? How do these theories with empirically evidence suffer constant challenges from other scientists if they are so factual. Are these scientist not to be taken seriously? Quite a few it appears. Apologies to the moderator, please...
by Agasthi
18 Jul 2017 12:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 493689

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Georges lemaitre is a professor of physics. Swami Nityananda is not. So why would i listen to Nityananda over Lemaitre ? since when does being the right or wrong religion override professional qualifications ?! Do you know how science works ? You have empirical evidence, you come up with a theory t...
by Agasthi
18 Jul 2017 07:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 493689

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Yes, Big Bang, but also many other -- human origins (single point out of Africa), mathematics, Again, Big Bang is empirically emphatic. So is human origination from Africa. to challenge these, is to challenge empirical evidence on the basis of faith alone, with zero evidence to support a counter-ar...
by Agasthi
17 Jul 2017 13:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 493689

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Very fascinating posts! I think we are beginning to rediscover our roots (I certainly am) and its meanings and pulling down eurocentric narratives of us have acquired some momentum. My parents or grandparents did not explain any of these and probably did not know. OT alert - All this obsession with ...
by Agasthi
07 Jul 2017 10:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 493689

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Srijoy Wrote: Arya is in Sanskrit and Aryan is in English. Srijoy Wrote: Semantics. Even Indologists who don't think Aryans were a race ( BB Lal, Parpola, Kazanas, etc) use it to denote people, just as Arya is used to denote people. Are you saying there existed a race called "Aryans". Cla...
by Agasthi
01 Jul 2017 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 493689

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

the likely explanation is, when Persians conquered Ionia (which in 500 BC was the centre of gravity of Greek thought. Look it up, almost all the pre 500 BC Greek scholars are Ionian), they involved Ionians in building Persepolis. Idea is, since we have evidence of Ionian Greeks coming in and out of...
by Agasthi
30 Jun 2017 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 160798

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Thanks, that means China does not have the same heft as the West. Then we should prod/encourage countries currently out of China's military reach to default before they put a global military machine in place. From whatever I have read (I may be wrong), it appears China is heavily in debt. A slight p...
by Agasthi
30 Jun 2017 19:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 493689

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

From the moment archaeological evidence is found, Yavana = Greek is 100% supported. 1. For eg, we have Ashoka's pillars, who specifically name Yavana kings who's names are close transliterations of Greek names, which we all find in the 30-40 year period of Ashoka's reign. I hope history buffs here ...
by Agasthi
30 Jun 2017 11:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 493689

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

How sure are we that 'Yavana=Greek', I was reading the MB series from Amar Chitra katha to my kid and it mentions that the Pandava princes subdued the Yavana King whom even Pandu could not subdue. Agreed it is a comic but they would have drawn this info from more authoritative sources right. I thoug...
by Agasthi
29 Jun 2017 10:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 994
Views: 160798

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Good question. Perhaps we can look into the experiences of African and Latin American nations where China first started investing heavily. ^^^ China rethinking its approach, according to the Financial Times: https://www.ft.com/content/53ef2048-910 ... 28cb934b78 A rather thin article from the Econo...

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