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by A_Gupta
19 Aug 2018 09:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 983
Views: 91871

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Arun, Tell me about Omarosa. Whats is it all about? When I hear too much screaming it is hurting some one. What way? In the words of Eugene Robinson of the WaPo, I think it was, Omarosa is Trumpier than Trump. She has the same skills at manipulating the media and keeping herself in the news as Trum...
by A_Gupta
19 Aug 2018 03:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 983
Views: 91871

Re: Understanding the US- Again

The meaningfulness of the American tax cut for the low/middle class is preposterous said Hurree Jamset Ramsingh. As did the CBO. https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/27/senate-gop-tax-bill-would-hit-lower-income-americans-most-cbo-report.html And Republicans are not running on the tax cuts. Anyway, all this...
by A_Gupta
18 Aug 2018 06:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298088

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

Also worth noting:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science- ... y-2449553/
Sahelanthropus tchadensis: Ten Years After the Disocvery
But Sahelanthropus‘ hominid status is not universally accepted.
by A_Gupta
18 Aug 2018 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298088

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

Also, easy enough to find. http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?pid=S0038-23532017000700003&script=sci_arttext&tlng=es Fuss et al.1 have recently claimed that the earliest Hominini - and incidentally the whole evolutionary root of humankind - could be found, not in Africa, but in Europe. This...
by A_Gupta
18 Aug 2018 05:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298088

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

^^^
""I would be hesitant about using a single character from an isolated fossil to set against the evidence from Africa.""

Same thing, three samples in the BMAC region and a few more from Swat produce only a narrative that is unstable against a future discovery.
by A_Gupta
17 Aug 2018 17:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 983
Views: 91871

Re: Understanding the US- Again

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-colu ... en-tighter
Donald Trump’s Grip on the Republican Party Just Got Even Tighter
by A_Gupta
17 Aug 2018 17:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1852
Views: 281927

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

MOSPI releases GDP backseries
https://twitter.com/ishan_83/status/1030367670884081664

Unable to get to MOSPI to find it.
by A_Gupta
16 Aug 2018 21:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298088

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

Dr Shiv has a great article: http://www.swatantramag.in/?p=2212
"Aryan Horse: Making Donkeys Out Of Indians "
by A_Gupta
14 Aug 2018 13:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1852
Views: 281927

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/13/indian-rupee-hits-record-low-rbi-said-to-have-intervened.html The Indian rupee reached an all-time low of 69.62 to the dollar on Monday, following broader weakness in emerging market currencies on the back the Turkey crisis. “There is no point spending a lot of dollar...
by A_Gupta
14 Aug 2018 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 983
Views: 91871

Re: Understanding the US- Again

From an operative point of view, whiteness does not refer to any place of origin, any set of genes. It refers to an in-group with the legislative and social power to create the out-group, to exclude. While the white may choose to include a Nigerian (“Oh, these people from Africa aren’t like our Bla...
by A_Gupta
13 Aug 2018 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 983
Views: 91871

Re: Understanding the US- Again

US-Russia realities: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/08/convergence-is-worse-than-collusion/567368/ A former colleague who was leading the effort to engage Russia in the war on terror compared the periodic desire to work with the Russians to someone who buys a baboon as a pet, only...
by A_Gupta
13 Aug 2018 04:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7748
Views: 608171

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-09/cryptokidnapping-or-how-to-lose-3-billion-of-bitcoin-in-india As the price of bitcoin soared last year from less than $1,000 to more than $19,700, so did BitConnect’s value. Bhatt and other investors in Gujarat poured bitcoin worth $3.2 billion into...
by A_Gupta
12 Aug 2018 07:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 725
Views: 46351

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

There is a bit of hysteria in all this. With more efficient technology, fusion, thorium battery, renewables, reforestation/afforestation, etc. humanity will get through this CO2 problem. The system builds up certain momentum, and that is the problem. We have given the climate system push and even i...
by A_Gupta
11 Aug 2018 20:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199592

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

we must have our Lebensraum one way or another .... 15% of humanity cannot remain crammed onto 5% of its landmass. the resource rich sparsely populated lands which the euros grabbed taking advantage of colonial era delta in technology are now the major ports of call for the newly energized brown ar...
by A_Gupta
11 Aug 2018 18:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199592

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

https://piie.com/blogs/realtime-economic-issues-watch/iran-sanctions-redux Iran Sanctions Redux As for India—also a target of US steel tariffs—Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has quietly increased its purchases from Iran in recent months. India could still agree to reduce its purchases fro...
by A_Gupta
11 Aug 2018 07:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 983
Views: 91871

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Why is everyone fascinated with Yalta-2? Is this the grand alliance against China? I called it Yalta-2 right on the day the Helsinki meeting occurred. Reason is its similar to the the first Yalta between FDR and Stalin which divided Europe into zones of influence. Churchill was unhappy and started ...
by A_Gupta
10 Aug 2018 16:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 983
Views: 91871

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Why is everyone fascinated with Yalta-2? Is this the grand alliance against China?
by A_Gupta
09 Aug 2018 18:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298088

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

^^^ I see the Twitter battles, the Marxist-baiting, the arguments over whether the Mahābhārata “really happened,” and the waste of resources determining the dates of the Kurukṣetra war or the moment Bhīṣma fell, and it saddens me. I see Indians at conferences knowing of no higher purpose for Sanskri...
by A_Gupta
09 Aug 2018 18:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298088

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

Not strictly out-of-India, but must-read. http://indiafacts.org/mahabharata-modern-scholarship-an-interview-with-dr-vishwa-adluri/ What has been the reaction to your work from Indologists? Have they responded to your criticisms? How do you think they will react to the new book? How has your criticis...
by A_Gupta
09 Aug 2018 17:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1852
Views: 281927

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://bdnews24.com/business/2018/08/07/bangladesh-businesses-eye-profits-from-india-textile-import-tax-hike It’s a good news for our apparel industry. It will enable us to export more products to India,” Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association Senior Vice-President Faruque Hassa...
by A_Gupta
09 Aug 2018 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 983
Views: 91871

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Too Big To Fail: Disney’s Acquisition Of Fox And How That Impacts The Indian Market
https://swarajyamag.com/business/too-bi ... ian-market
by A_Gupta
07 Aug 2018 16:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1852
Views: 281927

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India is trying to improve its jobs statistics with time-use surveys to estimate the value of unpaid work, especially household chores by women. The government plans to start a yearlong exercise in January to survey households on how they spend their time, Debi Prasad Mondal, director general of th...
by A_Gupta
07 Aug 2018 16:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1493
Views: 194899

Re: India's Power Sector

India’s Supreme Court Tuesday refused to halt a lower court from hearing cash-strapped power producers seeking protection from bankruptcy proceedings.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... wer-assets
by A_Gupta
07 Aug 2018 16:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 725
Views: 46351

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/earths-scorching-hot-history/566762/ But the most striking feature of this early age of mammals is that it was almost unbelievably hot, so hot that around 50 million years ago there were crocodiles, palm trees, and sand tiger sharks in the Arctic C...
by A_Gupta
07 Aug 2018 15:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1978
Views: 222083

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

June news item
http://www.4-traders.com/EXXON-MOBIL-CO ... -26798198/

PS: the find does not reflect in XOM stock price.
by A_Gupta
06 Aug 2018 17:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2445
Views: 287010

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... deliveries
Coal Stockpiles Clog Up Indian Ports Amid Rail-Car Shortage
by A_Gupta
05 Aug 2018 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 983
Views: 91871

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Some explanation of the #Qanon conspiracy theory and the interest in the count of sealed whatevers in PACER. https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/sealed-indictments-qanon-conspiracy/ PS: there may be a very simple explanation to the increase in sealed documents in the US court system - increased concerns...
by A_Gupta
05 Aug 2018 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 644
Views: 80557

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

^^^ That's the point. Even Trump's Director of National Intelligence doesn't know what happened there, so we'd truly only be guessing. Trump is not particularly known for his adherence to any kind of truth, so when he talks, the only thing one can know for sure is that his mouth is moving. We have t...
by A_Gupta
04 Aug 2018 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298088

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

And Witzel strikes again.
https://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/s ... nge/300465
After Meluhha, The Melange
India was never isolated. It’s seen a number of migrations, including the Vedic ‘Aryans’—and the Veda was no continuation of Harappan religion.
by A_Gupta
04 Aug 2018 20:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5036
Views: 298088

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

https://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/we-are-all-harappans/300463 We Are All Harappans 02 AUGUST 2018 LAST UPDATED AT 5:30 AM SUNIL MENON, SIDDHARTHA MISHRA The Rakhigarhi project shines light on an old enigma: the ­Harappans were genetically ‘Ancestral South Indian’ stock. Which is to say, al...
by A_Gupta
04 Aug 2018 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 644
Views: 80557

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

The importance of Helsenki meeting is lost in the din in US. We can tell grand children we saw Yalta 2.0 but didn't know it. Trump’s Director of National Intelligence Dan “Coats clearly stated that he is "not in a position to either understand fully or talk about what happened in Helsinki.”” *...

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