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by A_Gupta
23 Feb 2018 18:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 997
Views: 87195

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

"Loadshedding" To Remain ! Paki Minister :mrgreen: Loadshedding may return as losses have tripled, warns minister ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will have to bear power sector losses of Rs360 billion this year — three times greater than those in 2013 — because of insignificant reduction in system lo...
by A_Gupta
23 Feb 2018 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202525

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

The paper: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/21/science.aao3297 bstract The Eneolithic Botai culture of the Central Asian steppes provides the earliest archaeological evidence for horse husbandry, ~5,500 ya, but the exact nature of early horse domestication remains controversial. W...
by A_Gupta
23 Feb 2018 08:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202525

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

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/ancient-dna-upends-horse-family-tree Ancient DNA upends the horse family tree Horses radically changed human history, revolutionizing how people traveled, farmed, and even made war. Yet every time we think we’ve answered the question of where these animals came...
by A_Gupta
22 Feb 2018 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202525

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

https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25738.epdf?author_access_token=6O06zgcZvj0G_9i7HqfndNRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MvCgRpafo1l7XRALArFgCO72dZ0aR2A79TDV1UBbnsnb7lH58k3HS202aOE5sgvLIL5n2D-7M0GfBq0hmKQSEw The Beaker phenomenon and the genomic transformation of northwest Europe From around 2750 to 2500 BC, ...
by A_Gupta
20 Feb 2018 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 997
Views: 87195

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Kishanganga Dam was filled in 2017 (within this article)
http://m.greaterkashmir.com/news/kashmi ... 62705.html
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2018 22:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 771
Views: 93787

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

INDUSTRY and COMMERCE of the East India Company kind? No thank you! Stealing over 100 crores is not "one error". Trump and Mallya and all the bank crooks are parasitical on capitalism, not contributors. As such, they deserve the fate of the tapeworm. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWVQkX8W4AA...
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2018 17:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 771
Views: 93787

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The point is that privatization is no panacea. In the US the financial industry has captured the regulatory oversight, and is able to get public money to cover their mistakes. We need something like "anyone who has stolen more than X from a financial institution will have a swift trial, in abse...
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2018 06:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 771
Views: 93787

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

On the face of it, it wasn't PNB per se but some corrupt employees. Of course if the bank had been privatized and they had to work for their money instead of leech off the taxpayer and had any kind of accountability, as a collective PNB entity those very same non-corrupt but lazy and culpable emplo...
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2018 06:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202525

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

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/what-kind-of-cheese-were-our-ancestors/articleshow/62953074.cms Nearly 20 skeletons of ancient Indians of the Indus Valley civilisation have been excavated in Rakhigarhi in Haryana in the last decade. Their DNA test results are supposed to be fi...
by A_Gupta
18 Feb 2018 05:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202525

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

Absolutely true and I have wondered about this and have asked myself - " Are the dates and links that I claim to be Indian more true than these seemingly outrageous claims? " My heart says yes - but my head tells me these Indians are not the first or only people to make outrageous claims ...
by A_Gupta
11 Feb 2018 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202525

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

Harvard University's WorldMap Project Mapping - Ethnicities of the World . http://worldmap.harvard.edu/maps/1894 At first glance this looks like a modern day version of 19th century racist orientalism and sociology/anthropology. For example India has multiple ethnicities based on language - but US ...
by A_Gupta
09 Feb 2018 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202525

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

^^^ The above paper says This result strongly suggests that the Sutlej River was the main source of fluvial sediment to the Ghaggar–Hakra palaeochannel. I'd say that the headwaters area of Sutlej was the headwaters area of the river that flowed in the Ghaggar-Hakra paleochannel -- one would have to ...
by A_Gupta
09 Feb 2018 19:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202525

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

Article in Hungarian: https://24.hu/tudomany/2018/02/07/meglepo-eredmennyel-zartak-le-egy-100-eves-vitat-a-tudosok/ Excerpts, via Google Translate: Scientists have surprisingly achieved a 100-year-long debate: the world's largest urban civilization was not due to the abundant rivers flowing from the...
by A_Gupta
08 Feb 2018 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202525

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

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/07/first-modern-britons-dark-black-skin-cheddar-man-dna-analysis-reveals First modern Britons had 'dark to black' skin, Cheddar Man DNA analysis reveals The genome of Cheddar Man, who lived 10,000 years ago, suggests that he had blue eyes, dark skin and d...
by A_Gupta
08 Feb 2018 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202525

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

^^^Ideally, the software guys would issue error bars that grew wider as one went back in time. And who knows, their model might not accommodate negative Julian days :)
by A_Gupta
07 Feb 2018 20:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 771
Views: 93787

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India chickpea tariff jumps to 40pc; Australia’s December exports dive By Henry and Liz Wells, 07 February 2018 The Indian Government’s announcement overnight that it has raised the tariff on chickpeas paid by importers to 40 per cent has further stymied Australia’s trade with its biggest pulse cust...
by A_Gupta
07 Feb 2018 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202525

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

And how did you come up with this particular date of Jan 1, 4713 BC? Just curious. Jan 1, 4713 BC is the beginning of the Julian date system. Via Cornell U. http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/about-us/125-observational-astronomy/timekeeping/calendars/763-how-was-the-starting-point-for-the-julian-date...
by A_Gupta
07 Feb 2018 17:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 771
Views: 93787

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The Chinese news-agency Xinhua carries a positive story about the Indian economy.
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-0 ... 956691.htm
by A_Gupta
07 Feb 2018 17:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202525

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

There is no measurement that is not limited in precision. The question is what precision do you need for your application? The unaided human eye can resolve about 1 arc minute. The best earth-bound optical telescopes do about a hundred times better. The positions of stars relative to each other is k...
by A_Gupta
07 Feb 2018 03:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7690
Views: 561867

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/india-s-art-market-grows-despite-demonetisation India’s art market grows, despite demonetisation Subcontinent’s art scene expands with the help of private money as government cleans up the economy and simplifies tax Further complicating matters are two reforms th...
by A_Gupta
06 Feb 2018 17:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 1963
Views: 125000

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

https://japan-forward.com/the-shared-in ... ia-closer/
The Shared Interests That Bring Japan and India Closer
In Prime Minister Abe’s words, “the India-Japan relationship has the greatest potential of any bilateral relationship in the world.”
by A_Gupta
06 Feb 2018 02:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 991
Views: 118133

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Review of Steve Coll's book "Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan" https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/americas-slow-motion-military-and-policy-disaster-in-afghanistan-and-pakistan/2018/02/02/b3ce82f4-029c-11e8-bb03-722769454f82_story.html?utm_...
by A_Gupta
05 Feb 2018 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202525

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

Europeans (some) understand the dubiousness of their "Aryan" creation (and that of the "Hebrew" too).
http://arunsmusings.blogspot.com/2018/0 ... sense.html
by A_Gupta
03 Feb 2018 17:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1086
Views: 140312

Re: Analyzing CPEC

The access to the Indian market was never an awowed part of the CPEC plan or was it a hidden agenda, to be unveiled at the opportune moment, to be presented as a fait accompli?? I think quite early on China was saying that CPEC needs access to trade volumes that only India could provide for it to b...
by A_Gupta
03 Feb 2018 17:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1086
Views: 140312

Re: Analyzing CPEC

http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/irans-chabahar-port-empowers-india-afghanistan-trade-at-pakistans-expense/ Chabahar port, along with Pakistan's refusal to allow transit for Afghanistan to India, which prompts Afghanistan likewise not allow transit to Pakistan from Central Asia, has the potential...
by A_Gupta
03 Feb 2018 16:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 997
Views: 87195

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/269334 ... with-kabul

The tariffs Pakistan imposed on Afghanistan were to pressure Afghanistan to stop asking for transit rights to India.
by A_Gupta
01 Feb 2018 18:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 771
Views: 93787

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Jaggi's analysis of the budget:
https://swarajyamag.com/economy/modi-ge ... ating-jobs
Modi Gets The Message: His Only Job Now Is Creating Jobs
by A_Gupta
01 Feb 2018 18:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202525

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

Here is the link to the Nature paper that reports the finds in India. https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25444 Behind a paywall, but the abstract is: Luminescence dating at the stratified prehistoric site of Attirampakkam, India, has shown that processes signifying the end of the Acheulian cultur...
by A_Gupta
01 Feb 2018 18:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202525

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

Well, if one takes the dates arrived at by (current) genetics that date the divergence of modern non-African and African humans to around 100K years ago as totally proven, then the humans that built those stone tools found in India belong to an older out-of-Africa that seems to have left little trac...
by A_Gupta
01 Feb 2018 06:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202525

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

Neanderthals went extinct of the order of 40K years ago; Denisovians roughly the same time. You think some close-to-modern-human species survived to within the last 10K years or so? (Probably best to call them sub-species, because our line of descent includes interbreeding with Neanderthals and Deni...
by A_Gupta
01 Feb 2018 06:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 997
Views: 87195

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

As of 2009-2010 Jamaat ul Fuqra had training camps in the US; per this, it continues to this day.
https://clarionproject.org/exclusive-fb ... s-america/
by A_Gupta
01 Feb 2018 04:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202525

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

If those stone tools in India are accurately dated and **IF** they are from our species then the dates deduced from genetics have a problem. In general this would tend to move all dates deduced from genetics back in time. So **IF** these stone tools are from our species, then it would tend to push b...
by A_Gupta
31 Jan 2018 18:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1
Replies: 567
Views: 17921

Re: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1

Seen on the internet: "The more general point about achieving results when the enemy's base area is in a neighbouring State, with which you are not formally at war, is addressed in Harry G Summers, "On Strategy"" Refers to this book: https://www.amazon.com/Strategy-Critical-Analy...
by A_Gupta
31 Jan 2018 17:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 997
Views: 87195

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Nothing that we don't know.
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... ap/550895/
The Devastating Paradox of Pakistan
How Afghanistan’s neighbor cultivated American dependency while subverting American policy
by A_Gupta
25 Jan 2018 17:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 53
Views: 6756

Re: Indian Interests_2

Ram Madhav at Raisina Dialogue:
https://youtu.be/Cy0evZ56CPE?t=27m10s
by A_Gupta
25 Jan 2018 17:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 988
Views: 72057

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... eir-assets
How China's Crackdown on Conglomerates Is Hitting Their Assets

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