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by AkshayM
31 Jul 2014 21:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 505217

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Just saw the clip of Prannoy Roy, didn't hear anything, but Roy's physical appearance is a mess. He also seems casual instead of being formal.
by AkshayM
17 Jun 2014 01:02
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1311685

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

IndraD wrote:Gosh Alok Singh is well known in IAS circle for being congi chamcha


That's unbelievable, even then Rajnath goes ahead and appoints him. That too for such sensitive portfolio as MHA. Congis and Congi chamchas should be avoided like plague in the new administration.
by AkshayM
07 Jun 2014 04:26
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1311685

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Shashi tharoor's smug smile and his ridiculous brit accent needs to be given reality check with investigation in to his wife's death. It's mind boggling the guy with murder and funding scam is walking around speaking and pontificating as if he's still in power. What gives him so much confidence and ...
by AkshayM
29 May 2014 07:20
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1311685

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Congress goons are after Smriti because she challenged Pappu and almost successfully.
by AkshayM
29 May 2014 02:08
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1311685

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

No one in media is discussing Sonia's education except reporting what Uma Bharati and Santosh Gangwar said. They are talking about other leaders and ministers education but not Sonia.
by AkshayM
26 May 2014 17:56
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1311685

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Why is Sonia in first row along with other heads of state?
by AkshayM
16 May 2014 03:17
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1311685

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

RamaY Download Chrome browser on laptop Download Chromecast extension Download Chromecast app on your laptop (mac or win) Set up your laptop using Chromcast app (it is not browser extension, it is an app) and connect to your Wifi Restart Chrome browser Go to the site Cast the tab to your Chromcast h...
by AkshayM
28 Apr 2014 02:22
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1311685

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

If Ahmed Patel is out of the background means two things, one family handlers have given up now and accepted Modi government and two, they are packing up. Now that Modi has shown that they will be paid back in kind and with interest, Sonia, Priyanka and Rahul may now go avoid direct attacks as they ...
by AkshayM
20 Apr 2014 08:55
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 676232

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Looks like the BJP leadership is confident on other areas and they are going for the kill, extending the seat lead to as much as possible that's why focus on Tamil Nadu.
by AkshayM
20 Apr 2014 07:05
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1311685

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Modi has given more governance ideas in last 60 days than Congress in last 60 years
by AkshayM
19 Apr 2014 01:44
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1311685

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

mwaaahhhaaaaa

if you haven't watched already, check out the raj thackeray response to rajdeep. classic. And he is very clear he wants Modi ji as PM, no if's and buy's.

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/raj-thackera ... 37-64.html
by AkshayM
01 Apr 2014 07:41
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 676232

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

BJP/NDA: 248/298
Con/UPA: 51/112
AAP: 0
by AkshayM
28 Oct 2013 03:08
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1311685

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

That nitish kumar and his Bihar government is culpable for lack of security, there is no doubt. Based on above Gujarat police report.
by AkshayM
27 Oct 2013 23:27
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1311685

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Did IB reveal the IM terror suspect quickly to not allow Congress, NIA and CBI hijack the debate on who the real perpetrators are behind bomb blasts? It will be important to reveal the Congress MP whose number was found on the bomb blast suspect.
by AkshayM
23 Oct 2013 07:42
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1311685

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

I thought it was the same Rajesh Jain, so glad to know he is indeed the one.

He hired me in my first gig in software. The startup he had cofounded before indiaworld portal.
by AkshayM
25 Sep 2013 22:33
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1311685

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

One of the most effective thing that Modi is bringing to the debate is the stark difference between him/BJP and Congress. So far the Congress-paid media has been successful in "all political parties are corrupt", "all politicians are same" mealy mouth narrative that confuses the ...
by AkshayM
18 Aug 2012 04:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 537699

Re: Internal Security Watch

I was there just couple weeks back. On my part, I've been telling everyone I know in India to go out and vote and vote for a change. It is chaos and anarchy if it goes out of hand. It is clear state machinery and inaction/inability of law enforcement is aiding and abetting these crimes with no assur...
by AkshayM
18 Aug 2012 03:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1
Replies: 583
Views: 33350

Re: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1

I wish somehow we can get the script of the TV serial Chanakya in word form either in Hindi or English.* The great thing about the serial is shows the evolution of Vishnugupta's thinking on strategy and how he synthesizes the teachings of earlier preceptors and adapts them to his times. * I have th...
by AkshayM
18 Sep 2011 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 156885

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

By the way, Khan likes what it sees in NaMo. Not only capable administrator but strong leader. That is key, NaMo has core principles and does not yield to pressures. Khan has probably concluded that upa2 is a goner and preparing for who is coming in.
by AkshayM
18 Sep 2011 23:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 156885

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Secular terrorists have no recourse anymore. NaMo has fundamental public support that cannot be influenced. The regurgitating of the past will not yield media, Rahul and Sonia Gandhi and other sundry vultures anything anymore.
by AkshayM
05 Sep 2011 05:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion
Replies: 1835
Views: 166040

Re: Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Dump - News and Discussion

The world of Bollywood as seen through American diplomatic eyes http://www.hindu.com/2011/04/22/stories/2011042254881100.htm There is no mention of underworld connection cables in the article. This shows how strong underworld is connected to media as well. No one talks about how they are connected ...
by AkshayM
31 Aug 2011 01:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1023
Views: 99481

Re: Non-Western Worldview

Part of the English pirate expeditions was response of the crown to spain expanding and enriching through south american conquest. Initial Caribbean settling was part piracy. The english then realized with more power and boots they could expand and colonize. All according to Niall Ferguson's decline...
by AkshayM
13 Jun 2011 00:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Dawood Ibrahim & Underworld Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 39150

Re: Dawood Ibrahim & Underworld Watch Thread

Was Dey in his latest material on Dawood able to dig up detailed politician connections? In that case, they would have more benefit of his killing than even Dawood. I'd think all politicians that come out "expressing shock" are direct beneficiaries of Dey's murder. So far Bhujbal and Sonia...
by AkshayM
11 Jun 2011 23:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Dawood Ibrahim & Underworld Watch Thread
Replies: 444
Views: 39150

Re: Dawood Ibrahim & Underworld Watch Thread

@ramana, most likely Bhujbal also knew that Dey is going to be tapkaoed (killed). It is likely that Dey may have received threats as well from the gang. I hope he made arrangements to back up and spread his writings. It is ironic that in Indian polity it is difficult to find even one non-criminal, n...
by AkshayM
10 Jun 2011 09:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & co
Replies: 2267
Views: 190874

Re: The Curious Case of Daood Gilani alias David Headley & c

US threw a bone to Pakis with this verdict. Indirectly all terror attacks on India is fine. India will just benefit from collateral downing of terror masterminds. The good terrorism (on India) and bad terrorism (US+West) game will go on. It is clear US went out of its way to exclude Mumbai terror at...
by AkshayM
09 Jun 2011 02:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 242680

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

Unfortunately nothing much will happen. Swami Ramdev is eloquent and has mass appeal. It's learning process for him now to go through Congress thuggery. Many in India perhaps don't know but this is the real face of political party especially Congress. People here say that electorate is smart but I'm...
by AkshayM
27 Jul 2010 05:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 333528

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 201

I don't think ramana is asking for definitions of those terms but scenarios under which these may occur and ensuing impact. - Rising interest rates Easily not happening until 2012. I'm talking about Fed funds rate (the short term interest rate). Fed is allowing easy money for banks to recoup much ne...
by AkshayM
15 Nov 2009 01:52
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 369995

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

IMO folks knew (somewhere deep down perhaps) what they were doing when they went on a CDS buying binge. They were hedging all right, but not their particular risk against a counterparty. Rather they were hitching their particular risk to systemic stability and thereby hedging their losses against g...
by AkshayM
15 Nov 2009 01:09
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 369995

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

As a study subject there is nothing wrong with economics. It is the economists and analysts that either get it wrong, gloss over or ignore the fundamentals. The subject of economics provides fundamental framework to work with. Rest is up to the user of that framework. One of the thing that happened ...
by AkshayM
09 Nov 2009 03:03
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 369995

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

That is not to say there were not others, lowly or otherwise, who saw that the fundamentals were amiss. To me, blowing up of LTCM was that.
by AkshayM
09 Nov 2009 03:01
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 369995

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

the lesson being that the higher ups have no great wisdom or foresight Without getting in to the merit of YVR's foresight, I will agree with above. And lot of it can be attributed to simple psychological dimensions like hubris, ideological, jealousy, boneheaded, personal enrichment, devoid of moral...
by AkshayM
09 Nov 2009 00:10
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 369995

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Hari, I don't think lot of people understand the CDSs and how it does not really serve the hedging purpose. If the party selling the CDS cannot pay up when default occurs what is the point of buying such CDS? And the institutions were buying by the boatloads of CDS without ever thinking if the count...
by AkshayM
05 Nov 2009 06:12
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 369995

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Neshant wrote:why would you buy a house that takes you a lifetime to pay off?


So just keep paying rent for lifetime? Or are you saying buy with cash? Or buy with 50% cash?
by AkshayM
30 Oct 2009 03:03
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 369995

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

The repeal of Glass-Steagall was more due to steadfast belief in "free markets" and "market efficiency" primarily by Alan Greenspan. The ongoing economic expansion mostly with easy credit reinforced the ideology that markets were efficient to the extent that Greenspan would have ...
by AkshayM
29 Oct 2009 06:22
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 369995

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

By the way, it is not funny how the financial crisis in the US is similar to that of Japan. Japanase banks were loaded with bad loans. They did not write it off, they did very little to raise capital, they did not sell themselves, no restructuring of any kind, just more loans to pay for those loans....
by AkshayM
29 Oct 2009 06:17
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 369995

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

ramana, It is extraordinary in scope and sinisterness the way the WS (Wall Street) has been bailed out. What is even more peculiar is the way GS has been beneficiary in the entire saga. The week of Bear Stearns liquidity crisis, when Fed and JPM extended credit to BS via JPM they were supposed to be...
by AkshayM
28 Oct 2009 23:03
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 369995

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a7T5HaOgYHpE

New York Fed’s Secret Choice to Pay for Swaps Hits Taxpayers

Tax payers getting shafted. Nothing new. Pure simple bailout.
by AkshayM
28 Oct 2009 22:53
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 369995

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Under the Fractional Reserve Banking (FRB) system, regular pvt banks and not central banks were the ones minting credit that looks like money and injecting untold loads into the system. At the most fundamental level, private banks have the deposits to lend and create credit. The only other way is t...
by AkshayM
22 Oct 2009 03:43
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 369995

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Re: Bear Stearns I'm reading a book recollecting the March free fall of BS and in the back of my mind I kept thinking Goldman. It is entirely possible that hedge funds led a three pronged attack that immensely added fuel to the fire and took up a notch all the virulent rumors about Bear Stearns liqu...

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