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by A_Gupta
21 Aug 2017 03:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98144

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

Well, is the Islamic calendar wrong, and what happened in the 7th century for them to start the Muslim era then?
by A_Gupta
20 Aug 2017 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98144

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

Please go ahead and vote. However, sometimes Shri Vedveer Arya gets a duck: https://www.academia.edu/30377331/The_Missing_660_Years_in_the_Chronology_of_the_World_History Prophet Mohammad was born in the 40th regnal year of Nusherwan i.e. 101 BC. Tabaqat-i-Nasiri mentions that Khusru Parwez was the ...
by A_Gupta
20 Aug 2017 20:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 1600
Views: 130026

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Bloomberg article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-16/lobbying-pakistan-s-university-of-jihad-as-chinese-cash-flows Pressure on Pakistan’s ‘University of Jihad’ to Preach Peace Begins thusly: Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan has visited the so-called ‘University of Jihad’ so ofte...
by A_Gupta
12 Aug 2017 01:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7409
Views: 451634

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Swarajya article: https://swarajyamag.com/economy/early-trends-suggest-india-has-won-its-war-on-cash Early Trends Suggest India Has Won Its War On Cash Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tabled the second part of Economic Survey 2016-17 in Parliament today (11 August),......has struck a chord of caution ...
by A_Gupta
10 Aug 2017 06:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 282
Views: 14817

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

IMO, this is a good article. Emphasis added. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/why-president-bushs-north-korea-failure-is-important-to-remember In almost every discussion of the North Korea situation, I try to remind everyone that North Korea made its nuclear break out under George W. Bush – not u...
by A_Gupta
07 Aug 2017 23:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3472
Views: 268171

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Just a minor correction. "Free market" refers to a market environment free from govt or other external intervention. "Free trade", on the other hand, is usually limited to goods but MAY also extend to capital and services depending on the nature of the FTA. What you may be think...
by A_Gupta
06 Aug 2017 22:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98144

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

Let me ask a rhetorical but serious question which I have also posed as a Tweet https://twitter.com/bennedose/status/894067499246829569 If Vedas, as per Upanishads give Hindus the central core of spirituality, but western translations of Vedas sound like trash, who is right? Translations are notori...
by A_Gupta
06 Aug 2017 22:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98144

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

Source: "Review Of Beef In Ancient India" by Jaidayal Dalmia, pp 212 https://archive.org/details/Review_of_Beef_In_Ancient_India_Jaidayal_Dalmia Thanks much! Folks, there is no need to derail this thread. Citation requested, citation received. It is the Shatapatha Brahmana 3.1.2.21 and th...
by A_Gupta
06 Aug 2017 04:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98144

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

Help - everyone quotes stuff like this: "Yajnavalkya for beef who said: “I for one eat it, provided it is tender (amsala)", but I've never seen a citation for this, from where exactly it comes. Anyone? Thanks in advance! Not trying to push or create a controversy here, just asking help wit...
by A_Gupta
06 Aug 2017 03:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98144

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

"It focused on texts not as they functioned within the life of the community, but as reconstituted by the scholar."

IMO, a text really takes on meaning from the way it functions in the life of the community.
by A_Gupta
04 Aug 2017 17:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98144

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

false assertion in the bolded part. We justifiably consider any people who do not know the major bodies in the solar system, who posess less than 1% of information in practically every field compared to us today, as simple people. The base-line for life in this world is simple. To deviate from this...
by A_Gupta
04 Aug 2017 16:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98144

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

false assertion in the bolded part. We justifiably consider any people who do not know the major bodies in the solar system, who posess less than 1% of information in practically every field compared to us today, as simple people. The base-line for life in this world is simple. To deviate from this...
by A_Gupta
04 Aug 2017 16:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8439
Views: 534005

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Bloomberg is warning India of Chinese threat: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-04/china-warns-indian-troops-to-get-out-of-contested-region With Live-fire Drill, China Warns India Not to Test Beijing Beijing is intensifying its warnings to Indian troops to get out of a contested region...
by A_Gupta
04 Aug 2017 16:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8439
Views: 534005

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Bloomberg is worried about India's submarine force.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ina-threat
Race to Renew India Submarine Force Amid Rising China Threat
by A_Gupta
04 Aug 2017 16:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 915
Views: 45856

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-08-03/china-shuffles-its-debt-around China Shuffles Its Debt Around It's not deleveraging. It's changing who borrows. ...China is spreading the debt burden from corporations to households. Although this might forestall a domino effect should one of China'...
by A_Gupta
03 Aug 2017 17:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3472
Views: 268171

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

From the above, some key upcoming reporting dates: Investors now await official June factory output data due Aug. 11 , July inflation scheduled for Aug. 14 and April-June GDP numbers due Aug. 31 . At the end of the month , the government will also share federal finances during July, the first indica...
by A_Gupta
03 Aug 2017 17:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3472
Views: 268171

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Bloomberg reports: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-03/india-s-pmi-plunges-most-since-2009-as-new-tax-roils-economy The Nikkei India Composite PMI Output Index fell to 46 in July from 52.7 in June, the steepest drop since March 2009, a report showed Thursday. Activity in the key servi...
by A_Gupta
03 Aug 2017 17:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 208
Views: 23111

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-says-u-s-losing-afghan-war-tense-meeting-generals-n789006 Trump Says U.S.‘Losing’ Afghan War in Tense Meeting With Generals The White House declined to comment on internal deliberations. "The president's national security team is developing a comprehens...
by A_Gupta
02 Aug 2017 18:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 749
Views: 90274

Re: Analyzing CPEC

There is a lot of research on demographic transitions - a dramatic drop in the fertility rate - and high economic growth rates. There certainly is a correlation, the causal chain is debated - that is, does lowering the fertility rate cause less expenditure and more savings and capital formation thus...
by A_Gupta
02 Aug 2017 15:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 208
Views: 23111

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

US preventive war against North Korea? https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/08/lindsey-graham-north-korea/535578/ On a sunny morning show on Tuesday, Lindsey Graham made an exceedingly dark calculation. North Korea’s second test of an intercontinental ballistic missile meant that K...
by A_Gupta
02 Aug 2017 03:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 698
Views: 27971

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

About the Permian extinction event:
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/8 ... -into-Acid
USGS Scientist Finds Smoking Gun for Earth's Worst Mass Extinction, CO2 Turned Oceans into Acid
by A_Gupta
01 Aug 2017 17:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4703
Views: 329529

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

It would seem that Putin is Mr 50%. (compare to Pakistan's 10%). https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/bill-browders-testimony-to-the-senate-judiciary-committee/534864/ ....in July 2003, when Putin arrested Russia’s biggest oligarch and richest man, Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Putin grabbed...
by A_Gupta
31 Jul 2017 17:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3472
Views: 268171

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

http://marketrealist.com/2017/07/indias-rising-trade-deficit-and-the-2017-rupee-uptrend/ Trade balance in June 2017 India’s (INDY) trade deficit in June 2017 remained above the market’s expectation of $12.5 billion. The country’s exports in the month stood at $23.6 billion, a 4.4% YoY rise—the slowe...
by A_Gupta
31 Jul 2017 17:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3472
Views: 268171

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/foreign-trade/indias-engineering-exports-to-china-rise-123-per-cent-in-june-quarter/articleshow/59830675.cms India's overall exports grew by 4.39 per cent to USD 23.56 billion in June, according to commerce ministry data. Shipments in the first quarte...
by A_Gupta
31 Jul 2017 17:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 1600
Views: 130026

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Further, https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/219264-Summarised-results-of-census-to-be-presented-to-CCI-on-July-31 To a question, the official said when the 'Summarised Results' would be presented in the meeting of the CCI then it can be made public by the provincial authorities, adding "Leakage o...
by A_Gupta
31 Jul 2017 17:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 1600
Views: 130026

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

As expected: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2017/07/30/initial-result-of-6th-national-census-likely-to-be-delayed/ Initial result of 6th national census likely to be delayed After the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif from the premiership, not only the cabinet stands dissolved but also the Council ...
by A_Gupta
29 Jul 2017 09:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98144

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

^^^ Just put SriJoy in your ignore list, Shiv. Life is too short to waste time on such as him. He isn't even good practice for the people in the wider world that you are going to try to address with your articles and books.
by A_Gupta
28 Jul 2017 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98144

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

Environmental protection laws exist, no? Even for BRF?
by A_Gupta
27 Jul 2017 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8439
Views: 534005

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Can't some MNREGA work be receiving civil defense training?
by A_Gupta
27 Jul 2017 20:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3472
Views: 268171

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Bloomberg reports: India Trade Ministry Sees Scope for Lowering Gold Import Tax https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-27/india-trade-ministry-sees-scope-for-lowering-gold-import-tax India’s trade ministry sees scope for lowering the import tax on gold as the current account deficit improve...
by A_Gupta
27 Jul 2017 17:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 404
Views: 33275

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7984436.stm Paris liberation made 'whites only' Papers unearthed by the BBC reveal that British and American commanders ensured that the liberation of Paris on 25 August 1944 was seen as a "whites only" victory. Many who fought Nazi Germany during Wo...
by A_Gupta
27 Jul 2017 02:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 166
Views: 13096

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

Does this come under Chinese Pysche? How to Sell Your High Value Equipment to China I read through parts 2 & 3 as well. http://www.chinalawblog.com/2017/03/how-to-sell-your-high-value-equipment-to-china-part-2.html http://www.chinalawblog.com/2017/03/how-to-sell-your-high-value-equipment-to-chi...
by A_Gupta
25 Jul 2017 17:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98144

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

This following is a quote from Heinrich Zimmer: "It should be observed that the traditional texts allude only very seldom to the fact that the mythological events which they are describing and extolling take place again and again, recurring every four billion three hundred and twenty million ye...
by A_Gupta
25 Jul 2017 16:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 337
Views: 22755

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

This Gadkari guy seems to be a classic Luddite. Saw a report in today's Al-Hundi where he pompously declared that "We wont allow driverless cars in India as it will lead to job losses" . He claimed that 55 Lakhs (i.e. 5.5 million ) drivers will be needed in India. Think of it. An entire p...
by A_Gupta
25 Jul 2017 03:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98144

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

Also from the abstract of the paper above: The persistence of such a river during the Harappan Bronze Age and the Iron Age Vedic period is strongly debated. Is this accepted chronology on the forum? If so then the Vedic period can't be older that say 1800 BC or so as per this paper, right? If the V...
by A_Gupta
25 Jul 2017 02:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 98144

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

The cyclic nature of time in Hindu cosmology should be understood by all.
1.
e.g., do you want to date the Indras in this story?
http://arunsmusings.blogspot.com/2010/0 ... inity.html
by A_Gupta
24 Jul 2017 21:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 1600
Views: 130026

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

^^^ continuing: “We expect a credible census data that can be used for our social development, planning, governance and of course for a larger national consensus and political settlements including FATA, rural-urban patterns, and distribution of political power among the federating units,” says Shah...
by A_Gupta
24 Jul 2017 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 1600
Views: 130026

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Pakistan census undercount? http://tns.thenews.com.pk/per-old-census/#.WXYSFGeVlAo The complaints and concerns of public started rising soon after the first phase of house count concluded in March this year. Many citizens in different parts of the country including big cities like Lahore, Karachi, R...
by A_Gupta
24 Jul 2017 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 1600
Views: 130026

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Pakistan census adjustments start. Provisional figures will be "adjusted" until they seem believable and not exaggerated. :rotfl: Per the Yawn: https://www.dawn.com/news/1346076 (emphasis added): The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) will conduct the verification of census data in Kohist...

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