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by A_Gupta
12 Nov 2018 23:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2365
Views: 368880

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.bloombergquint.com/markets/indias-industrial-output-rises-45-in-september#gs.Pz1zqEU India’s factory output rose more than expected in September despite a depreciating rupee and higher fuel prices increasing costs. The Index of Industrial Production rose 4.5 percent year-on-year in Septe...
by A_Gupta
11 Nov 2018 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1384
Views: 71455

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Will await comments except, this one is too good to pass up: We should congratulate Shashi Tharoor for at least understanding the pulse in Kerala (for a change) on the Sabari Mala issue :lol:. And his statements - this time in simple English - seems to be based on the inputs from the ground. Will y...
by A_Gupta
11 Nov 2018 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1384
Views: 71455

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

^^^ My simple take on the Sabarimala issue is: Will you support a Supreme Court order that opens Catholic nunneries/convents to free entry by men? If yes, then please show that by filing a PIL. If "no, but Sabarimala is not a monastery/convent", are the only institutions Hindus are allowed...
by A_Gupta
05 Nov 2018 18:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Anytime they point fingers at India, use this: https://www.bleedingheartland.com/2018/11/04/a-house-divided/ For the past several weeks, I have hosted dozens of door-knocking canvassers, and many have returned with similar tales of men denying access to the women in their households. I have not hear...
by A_Gupta
02 Nov 2018 17:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

An Israeli fashion company’s ad featuring Bar Refaeli in a hijab is being slammed online, with people calling it “racist,” “ignorant” and “Islamophobic.” https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/israeli-clothing-ad-featuring-bar-refaeli-slammed-online-for-being-racist-ignorant-and-islamophobic This attack...
by A_Gupta
02 Nov 2018 17:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/11/anti-semitism-inherent-trumps-nativism/574672/ The question is no longer: Does anti-Semitism exist among American conservatives? It’s: Is anti-Semitism an inevitable byproduct of the nativist conservatism being championed by President Trump? The answ...
by A_Gupta
31 Oct 2018 17:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2365
Views: 368880

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India's Infrastructure output growth year over year in September was 4.3% holding steady from August's 4.2%. As of this moment hasn't made the news-outlets, so quoting tradingeconomics.com.
https://tradingeconomics.com/india/construction-output
by A_Gupta
30 Oct 2018 16:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 603
Views: 29637

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/fake-jews .... Rabbi Loren Jacobs is a “Messianic Jew”, better known as ‘Jews for Jesus’. If this isn’t something you’re familiar with these are Jews by ancestry who maintain the trappings of Judaism and some of the ritual law while accepting Jesus as the Messiah...
by A_Gupta
29 Oct 2018 17:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

A map of the Alt-Right. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/trump-alt-right-twitter/574219/ I recently analyzed about 30,000 Twitter accounts that self-identified as alt-right or followed someone who did for VOX-Pol, the European academic network studying extremism on social media. The...
by A_Gupta
28 Oct 2018 18:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3500
Views: 242166

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/its-not-free-speech-criticize-muhammad-echr-ruled/574174/ ...a woman referred to as E.S. was convicted in Austria for, in effect, not phrasing her identical curiosity in the form of a question. On Thursday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) u...
by A_Gupta
28 Oct 2018 18:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3500
Views: 242166

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

https://clarionproject.org/why-the-saudis-cut-khashoggis-body-in-pieces/ Why the Saudis Had to Cut Up Khashoggi’s Body This is not true. Looks like a suspect website. Nobody including al jJazeera had mentioned that body is found. The bone saw that was carried into the Saudi consulate and what else ...
by A_Gupta
28 Oct 2018 17:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Understanding 1488: 1488 is a combination of two popular white supremacist numeric symbols. The first symbol is 14, which is shorthand for the "14 Words" slogan: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children." The second is 88, which stands for "...
by A_Gupta
26 Oct 2018 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2395
Views: 299631

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

Academic Paper https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1050&context=mca Military Cyber Affairs, The Journal of the Military CyberAffairs Association, Volume 3, Issue 1, Article 7 China’s Maxim – Leave No Access Point Unexploited: The Hidden Story of China Telecom’s BGP Hijacki...
by A_Gupta
25 Oct 2018 22:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

America is not, strictly speaking, a center-right or center-left nation. Rather, it remains the nation of the Dixiecrats, in which the majority’s desire for equal opportunity and a robust welfare state is mediated by the addiction of a large chunk of the polity to racial hierarchy. It is no coincid...
by A_Gupta
25 Oct 2018 17:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

... Saudis killed 100K+ people in Yemen since Obama time. No one even bothered. Not NYT/Wapo/Gaurdian/BBC. One journalist killed... Not true. The press highlights Yemen; but the public does not respond. E.g., the NYTimes has had at least 25 stories on the devastation of the war in Yemen in the last...
by A_Gupta
24 Oct 2018 17:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://equitablegrowth.org/what-upticks-in-u-s-economic-inequality-and-incarceration-mean-for-marriage/ What upticks in U.S. economic inequality and incarceration mean for marriage Forty-six percent of unmarried Americans hope to someday marry, yet falling rates of marriage make their prospects of ...
by A_Gupta
24 Oct 2018 17:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/10/donald-trump-brazen-lies-migrant-caravan Trump’s Lies Are Becoming Exponentially More Brazen Holding court on the White House lawn Monday, Trump revealed new depths of contempt for objective reality—and offered a master class in how the most obvious lies destr...
by A_Gupta
24 Oct 2018 16:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1005
Views: 78225

Re: Non-Western Worldview

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/29/the-myth-of-whiteness-in-classical-sculpture Brinkmann soon realized that his discovery hardly required a special lamp: if you were looking at an ancient Greek or Roman sculpture up close, some of the pigment “was easy to see, even with the naked eye.” W...
by A_Gupta
22 Oct 2018 08:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/11/the-case-for-liberal-republicanism/570790/ The Republican Party is losing its ability to prevail in democratic competition. One solution to that dilemma, the Trump solution, is to weaken democracy so that a minority can dominate a disunited majori...
by A_Gupta
20 Oct 2018 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Thomas Friedman: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/opinion/jamal-khashoggi-saudi-mohammed-bin-salman.html And I believe that the roots of 9/11 came from two terrible bargains. One was that bargain between the Saudi ruling family and the kingdom’s religious establishment, where each blessed the othe...
by A_Gupta
19 Oct 2018 17:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1005
Views: 78225

Re: Non-Western Worldview

https://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toi-edit-page/the-constitution-dharma-intention-to-protect-religious-freedoms-of-groups-no-matter-how-small-is-unarguable/ More troubling is the short shrift given to the letter and spirit of the Constitution in the concurring opinion of Justice Chandrachud....
by A_Gupta
19 Oct 2018 17:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1138
Views: 110995

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ate-buying
China's Late Stock Rally Has All the Hallmarks of State Buying
by A_Gupta
18 Oct 2018 17:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

December 5, 2016 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-arabia-donald-trump-journalist-banned-for-criticising-us-president-elect-a7456956.html?fbclid=IwAR2Tr6ekZNEZ2CToCMlT5gl1zI_ElX-J40Eionkxc4iu0m9wAlUwXKmr15s Saudi Arabia bans journalist for criticising Donald Trump One should...
by A_Gupta
18 Oct 2018 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1955
Views: 247412

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^in this conversation my question may be slightly OT, but does anyone know of the origins of soft proscription of sea travel in hinduism. There are many mainstream stories, e.g., about ramanujam and vivekanad talk about it. I have always countered it using 1. Ramayan stories of sea travel of shrir...
by A_Gupta
18 Oct 2018 00:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The American deep state, such as it is, is owned by the Saudis. http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2018/10/httpswwwwashingtonpostcomopinionsglobal-opinionsare-we-willing-to-sacrifice-our-moral-standing-for-this20181012ba.html When I arrived in SA many years ago to be the military att...
by A_Gupta
16 Oct 2018 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

American brass-knuckle politics. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/11/was-gary-hart-set-up/570802/ Was Gary Hart Set Up? What are we to make of the deathbed confession of the political operative Lee Atwater, newly revealed, that he staged the events that brought down the Democratic c...
by A_Gupta
15 Oct 2018 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... me/570832/
Newt Gingrich turned partisan battles into bloodsport, wrecked Congress, and paved the way for Trump's rise. Now he's reveling in his achievements.
by A_Gupta
13 Oct 2018 07:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2365
Views: 368880

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Industrial Production growth YoY Aug 4.3%
Manufacturing Production growth YoY Aug 4.6%

tradingeconomics.com, or e.g.,
https://www.business-standard.com/artic ... 871_1.html
by A_Gupta
09 Oct 2018 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

It’s like a switch is thrown at D+8 that causes actual Democratic seat gain to go from behind their popular-vote gain pace to well ahead of it. So what happens at D+8? Republicans’ structural advantage in how districts are drawn (gerrymandering, as well as the phenomenon of self-sorting, whereby De...
by A_Gupta
08 Oct 2018 17:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/tom-nichols-why-im-leaving-republican-party/572419/?utm_term=2018-10-07T18%3A00%3A33&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_medium=social "Why I’m Leaving the Republican Party" The Republican...
by A_Gupta
06 Oct 2018 18:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 153318

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Since we have made fun of first cousin marriage in Pakistan. https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5355&p=2298672#p2298672 Since you brought this up, can you also compare that with toiletistan's stats? There appears to be no recent study, in line with Pakistan's generally di...
by A_Gupta
06 Oct 2018 17:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 153318

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Since we have made fun of first cousin marriage in Pakistan.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5355&p=2298672#p2298672
by A_Gupta
06 Oct 2018 17:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 502
Views: 48187

Re: Know Your India

by A_Gupta
06 Oct 2018 16:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158240

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Re: what Rudradev wrote:
https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index ... /traister/

“In her new book, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger, Traister details how female rage has long been the country’s political fuel.“

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