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by Kaivalya
06 Mar 2021 05:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 525
Views: 87892

Re: Know Your India

I cannot but see it as a metaphor for rebuilding bharath piece by piece:


Muhammed is the archeologist who stood for ram janmabhoomi excavation results before the tide turned. Must have spent a lot of time in temples...you can see the blessings in his words,character and action
by Kaivalya
03 Mar 2021 08:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5114
Views: 786920

Re: Internal Security Watch

Saar - you can see the maharashtra minister/ union power minister confirming as well as some pointers to it https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/2020-mumbai-power-outage-caused-by-human-error-not-cyber-attack-union-power-minister/articleshow/81292545.cms This is not dhoti shivering - but compla...
by Kaivalya
02 Mar 2021 05:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5114
Views: 786920

Re: Internal Security Watch

Not sure I should post it here or in the cyber warfare thread: https://thediplomat.com/2021/03/china-targeted-indias-power-grid-new-report-says/ , a Chinese entity penetrated India’s power grid at multiple load dispatch points. It also raises the possibility that an October 13 blackout in India’s fi...
by Kaivalya
27 Feb 2021 10:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44566

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Here is another dimension to SM : Stock market tips that can make a stock go from almost zero to relatively a lot. Legal implications are good and bad. We dont have to invoke national security to muzzle SM : common sense based law will do : https://finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/sec-scouring-social-...
by Kaivalya
25 Feb 2021 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235648

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Shape of the enemy : tmxJpBDgtRU Note : Please dont be put off by the first few minutes of assertions. I haven't verified the research or books quoted yet. It seemed very possible as he connects dots that seems unrelated at first : commie ideology, hijacking of humanities and other institutions, lib...
by Kaivalya
22 Feb 2021 08:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235648

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^ Unfortunately for democracy, numbers decide elected officials. Assuming for a moment that elected officials do what the majority want : democracy will force the 20% or whatever small number of income taxed people to bear the burden.for example arhatiyas agitating against pan/adhar registration b...
by Kaivalya
20 Feb 2021 09:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6115
Views: 1370246

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Few years ago real estate that was too frothy as lenders were relying on increase in property value and starting new projects more than completing them. Real estate was also collateral damage after demonitization... Now frozen credit stuck in real estate incomplete projects hopefully is slowly going...
by Kaivalya
19 Feb 2021 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44566

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

This is a golden opportunity to file a PILs to derecognise Twitter as an intermediary and make it liable for all content censorship decisions it takes. Sometimes, we should take a leaf out of the leftist playbook. The wider issue should be also used to attach labels: pro-pollution, pro stubble burn...
by Kaivalya
18 Feb 2021 18:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44566

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

It is not like SM is being checked by only eevil yindoo gobermint against free press and democracy https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-bans-australian-users-from-sharing-news-stories-2021-2?amp Australian PM is on record saying - we are not scared of facebook :(( Here is the root cause of the p...
by Kaivalya
12 Feb 2021 21:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6115
Views: 1370246

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Invariably Fuel price is seen as visible and disposable income. Even I keep going back to it thinking about what it is being spent on. I could not find the recent figures, I think the bulk of it seems to go to infrastructure building First states get approximately 35-40% of excess https://www.thehin...
by Kaivalya
11 Feb 2021 19:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44566

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Here are Jack Dorseys lies called out : https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/twitters-jack-dorsey-is-a-consummate-hypocrite-if-not-an-outright-liar First, India’s free speech laws are not absolute, and have several clauses that allow its curtailment. So, a government which wants to deactivate hashtags that...
by Kaivalya
11 Feb 2021 17:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235648

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Minister for Information Technology and Communications Ravi New guidelines Privacy was an important right and many gaps in the area would be addressed when new guidelines were finalised. “I have a message for social media platforms — freedom is important, but when you abuse it in a manner- you are s...
by Kaivalya
09 Feb 2021 19:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44566

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Interesting aside from my research into the freedom of expression / free speech issue - In India, defamation, public order, morality, security are written into the constitution as limitations on the right to free speech. As against this, the US constitution provides free speech guarantees via the F...
by Kaivalya
09 Feb 2021 02:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44566

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

^^^ I am afraid there is no policy on ott platforms, online news or sm . I am happy to be corrected Here is our favorite minister: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/regulatory-code-for-ott-content-soon/article33761667.ece Currently facebook or Twitter have their own staff verifying what is goo...
by Kaivalya
08 Feb 2021 22:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44566

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

^^^ I am afraid there is no policy on ott platforms, online news or sm . I am happy to be corrected Here is our favorite minister: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/regulatory-code-for-ott-content-soon/article33761667.ece Currently facebook or Twitter have their own staff verifying what is good...
by Kaivalya
08 Feb 2021 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44566

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

More on thoonberg for-hire activism

First help Sami people from prosecution and discrimination before thinking about the world

by Kaivalya
07 Feb 2021 20:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2348
Views: 484877

Re: Global Economy

interesting Graphs and data. Is there any way to review the voting rights or are they set in stone? We probably won't take rights from Germany, Japan and Russia due to relations and their own economic, historical and geopolitical heft. Maybe we can reduce UK's voting right and assimilate them into ...
by Kaivalya
07 Feb 2021 18:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6115
Views: 1370246

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Suraj san - Apologies if this is out of topic. Sometimes I get carried away.

For an example of implications of china's net creditor status of 1.5 T$ here is a study from harvard business review

https://hbr.org/2020/02/how-much-money-does-the-world-owe-china
by Kaivalya
06 Feb 2021 19:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6115
Views: 1370246

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^^ Further to our growing forex reserves: India is a net creditor now https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/with-590-bn-forex-reserves-in-kitty-india-now-net-creditor-mos-thakur-121020601064_1.html If you see Indias forex reserves, India has forex reserves more than $590 billion,...
by Kaivalya
05 Feb 2021 11:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235648

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Dhume is married to Alyssa Ayres. Ayres is head of South Asia desk at the Council for Foreign Relations... a neoliberal think-tank with deep ties to the Biden Administration's inner circle (see https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/council-on-foreign-relations/summary?id=D000032904) and particularly to ...
by Kaivalya
05 Feb 2021 10:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6115
Views: 1370246

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Deleted . Not the thread for political commentary.
by Kaivalya
02 Feb 2021 19:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5143
Views: 887637

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Thakurji - webulls also claimed the same issue. Like I mentioned, it is systemic. Why would google remove 1000s of negative ratings? Systemic Google, Apple, and Yelp does this on a pretty routine basis when an App or an entity is raided by web users to diminish their rating as part of a phenomenon....
by Kaivalya
01 Feb 2021 19:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235648

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

gentlemen, I have certain thoughts over the weekend so hear me out will you Are their any similarities with what is happening in Dilli ? Yes. Anarchy and stopping the roads are the similarity. By your words pakis do not have a democracy. They need to stop traffic etc. Indians do not have to resort ...
by Kaivalya
31 Jan 2021 18:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1046957

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Now that it has been decided that it is a mystery and covid virus preference not to affect brown people, we will know the results of vaccine distribution in a month or two : Here is VAMS (vaccine administration system US): https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/01/30/1017086/cdc-44-million-vaccine-da...
by Kaivalya
31 Jan 2021 18:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1046957

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Today I got my Moderna first shot. They also tested me for COVID to rule out if I have it. I do not know if this is the norm in the rest of the country. I think they are trying to discern between managing infection and managing symptoms that follow. I am not sure if this is mental gymnastics by pha...
by Kaivalya
31 Jan 2021 16:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5143
Views: 887637

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There is a video from WeBulls CEO explaining the situation. Apparently Robinhood is in trouble regarding the liquidity it has to maintain for transactions with clearing houses. Thakurji - webulls also claimed the same issue. Like I mentioned, it is systemic. Why would google remove 1000s of negativ...
by Kaivalya
31 Jan 2021 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5143
Views: 887637

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

For folks who are thinking about Market Capitalism, US stock market, Brokerage firms like Robinhood, supporting companies like google, FB,CNBC etc : https://bgr.com/2021/01/28/gamestop-stock-price-wall-street-war-explained/# I learned a few things : 1. Free market/stock market advise from anywhere i...
by Kaivalya
29 Jan 2021 07:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235648

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^ True sir, Assuming only 3 entities at play : government, Pakis and SDRE Indians. There is collateral damage to aam abdul as well as general economy while the pakiness keeps increasing in levels. The pakiness of BIF is already at alarming levels from stupid idiots whether they are tukde tukde gan...
by Kaivalya
29 Jan 2021 01:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235648

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://swarajyamag.com/politics/bjps-online-supporters-have-an-instant-gratification-problem-need-to-realise-governance-may-be-more-complex-than-imagined This little disingenuous. In hindsight it looks good. But what would have happened if the bunch of idiots did not raise the flag, the tractor ra...
by Kaivalya
27 Jan 2021 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235648

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

There are several tactics and strategies to deal with these protests and the associated violence. In the short term, Do a media blitz in the rest of India with savvy Ministers and trusted leaders . This needs to be done to stop upgrading the nature of the issue . The fuel pouring people benefit fro...
by Kaivalya
26 Jan 2021 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235648

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^ The list of amarinders are long...kujliwal,pappu,yogendra yadav and nameless commies who flamed the non sense till yesterday and suddenly turn around and fake condemn khalistani flags. Except for mansingh who had altruistic dreams everyone can see that the course is set for shaheenbagh 3.0 . I a...
by Kaivalya
26 Jan 2021 00:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 298696

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

^^^

Sir - TN, KL are not too much different in terms of the malaise you mention. Grassroot changes are our only hope. Entire political space is full of rubbish or worse in my opinion. I know it is not any consolation, FWIW telugu people are not alone...
by Kaivalya
22 Jan 2021 23:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6115
Views: 1370246

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Thanks Kaivalya. I read the Deloitte article. It seems people are frustrated with the filing and compliance issues. The input tax credit processing seems complex and challenging. Hope govt is working on solutions and easing on these. Sure sir - Some folks have issues with the gst rate in their sect...
by Kaivalya
22 Jan 2021 09:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6115
Views: 1370246

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Is there any good article on impact of GST on Indian economy, the various sectors and where it stands today? A friend (accounting) making a complaint on GST and still lacking clarity on GST. Let us look at the following statistics and key indicators to know how successful this historical tax reform...
by Kaivalya
22 Jan 2021 06:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235648

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1



Sadhguru on state controlled temples with focus on Tamil Nadu. Pretty much all the arguments that have been discussed in BRF are raised by the interviewer
by Kaivalya
21 Jan 2021 19:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6115
Views: 1370246

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Sensex performance historical and pre-covid/post-covid https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/explained-in-12-charts-how-sensex-breached-50000-mark/articleshow/80379497.cms 2014 to 2020 - Sensex went from 25000 to 50000 IT and Pharma stocks were the major gainers post covid
by Kaivalya
20 Jan 2021 21:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5143
Views: 887637

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/politics/biden-rescind-1776-commission-executive-order/index.html I think this highlights the fight for 1. National Identity 2. Parties jostling for political space 3. Differences in right wing in the US and India 4. Untreated wounds that need closure 5. Setting the t...
by Kaivalya
18 Jan 2021 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1046957

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

For all the BIF spreading FUD on Covaxin, here is the latest on Pfizer covid vaccine:

https://mybs.in/2ZbJL9H
Pfizer vaccine worries Norway as 29 elderly people die after taking shot

FUD - Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
by Kaivalya
09 Jan 2021 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235648

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Like I said - you are dreaming something that doesn't exist. Please read your article in completion : Manchin, McCaskill and Capito have the support of other Democratic senators from states with contingents of miners impacted, including Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Mar...
by Kaivalya
09 Jan 2021 20:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2558
Views: 235648

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

1. Democracy has allowed for avenues of dissent. Please recognize the appropriate avenues and use it is the advise for the protestors. Blocking highway is not an option. I am going to ignore the communal comment as it is irrelevant. 2. Stop using US /EU as a model when it suits your argument. Like ...

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