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by A_Gupta
22 Jul 2018 08:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2512
Views: 215554

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

https://uscj.org/blog/statement-on-arrest-of-israeli-rabbi-dov-haiyun We, the Masorti/Conservative Movement representing two million Jews around the world, are outraged by the arrest this morning of Rabbi Dov Haiyun of Moriah Congregation in Haifa, who was awoken at 5:30 am by police for the "c...
by A_Gupta
22 Jul 2018 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2512
Views: 215554

Re: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion

The nation-state bill was first introduced in 2011 by a center-right member of the Knesset, Avi Dichter. The core goal was to establish the unique Jewish right to an Israeli homeland as one of Israel’s basic laws—effectively, its foundational, constitutional rules. When the final version passed thi...
by A_Gupta
21 Jul 2018 17:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2936
Views: 66901

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

http://indiafacts.org/anthropocentricity-of-modernity-and-its-effects-on-ecology-lessons-from-the-mahabharata/ Anthropocentricity of Modernity and its Effects on Ecology: Lessons from the Mahabharata If anthropocentricity with respect to ecological problems is the problem – envisioning the universe ...
by A_Gupta
21 Jul 2018 17:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257784

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Per trading economics.com, the YoY Deposit Growth for May was 8.5% (compared to the previous 7.6%), the YoY Bank Loan Growth for May was 13.1% (compared to the previous 12.6%). from: https://tradingeconomics.com/india/calendar And for July, YoY deposit growth was 8.3% and YoY Bank Loan Growth was 1...
by A_Gupta
21 Jul 2018 09:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 814
Views: 75308

Re: Understanding the US- Again

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/07/trump-putin-press-conference-transcript/565385/ The White House Transcript Is Missing the Most Explosive Part of the Trump–Putin Press Conference It’s not clear whether the omission was intended, but the meaning of a key exchange is dramatica...
by A_Gupta
21 Jul 2018 00:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4988
Views: 287122

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

^^^ Mawmluh cave, Cherrapunji http://www.ub.edu/ice/sites/default/files/docs/jornades/Walker2012.pdf Formal subdivision of the Holocene Series/Epoch: a Discussion Paper by a Working Group of INTIMATE (Integration of ice-core, marine and terrestrial records) and the Subcommission on Quaternary Strati...
by A_Gupta
20 Jul 2018 23:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4988
Views: 287122

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

The Late Holocene starts about 4,250 years ago, during a massive drought that struck Eurasia and destroyed several ancient societies. The team found clear evidence of that event in a cave in Meghalaya, a state in northeastern India, so the age is termed the Meghalayan. “There’s No Collusion”: Geolo...
by A_Gupta
20 Jul 2018 17:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 229466

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Per Bloomberg opinion, PM Modi's road plans face headwinds: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-07-18/modi-s-grand-road-building-plan-hits-a-debt-pothole-in-india The trouble is that companies that weren’t in the best position to handle the debt have been among the most aggressive. Late las...
by A_Gupta
20 Jul 2018 16:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 814
Views: 75308

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Assuming what's written here is truthful, :eek: :eek: :eek: “No Way to Run a Superpower”: The Trump-Putin Summit and the Death of American Foreign Policy https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-trumps-washington/the-trump-putin-summit-and-the-death-of-american-foreign-policy Unlike Putin, Trump d...
by A_Gupta
20 Jul 2018 02:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 814
Views: 75308

Re: Understanding the US- Again

There are sufficient links included there for you to judge whether this is fake news or not. Here's a link to the blog: http://non-intervention.com/3238/a-republican-citizenrys-greatest-last-resort-duty-is-to-kill-those-seeking-to-impose-tyranny/ There’s accuracy in Breitbart and Stormfront too, bu...
by A_Gupta
20 Jul 2018 02:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 814
Views: 75308

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Former CIA Station Chief calls for Mass Murder of Democrats via: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/7/18/1781759/-Former-CIA-Station-Chief-calls-for-Mass-Murder-of-Democrats The Daily Kook has no credibility and falls into the fake news category. Much like Breitbart and NewsMax on the right. The...
by A_Gupta
20 Jul 2018 02:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 814
Views: 75308

Re: Understanding the US- Again

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/07/putin-trump/565604/ "The Worst Security Risk in U.S. History No one knows what President Trump told Vladimir Putin in Helsinki—or why even his own national-security adviser was excluded from the room." The last episode of Trump’s pe...
by A_Gupta
19 Jul 2018 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 814
Views: 75308

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Former CIA Station Chief calls for Mass Murder of Democrats A republican citizenry’s greatest, last-resort duty is to kill those seeking to impose tyranny As this week's end, it seems likely that it is quite near time for killing those involved in the multiple and clearly delineated attempts to stag...
by A_Gupta
17 Jul 2018 20:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257784

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

ATM and bank branch growth has slowed down, apparently causing problems for rural areas.
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/in ... 019590.cms
by A_Gupta
17 Jul 2018 04:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 814
Views: 75308

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Imagine if An Indian PM said in a press conference, I don’t believe RAW, I asked my Pakistani counterpart, and he denied forcefully everything, and I have no reason to disbelieve him.
by A_Gupta
15 Jul 2018 22:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 814
Views: 75308

Re: Understanding the US- Again

I think just as East Europe is nervous about Russia, it would be nervous about a re-arming Germany.
by A_Gupta
15 Jul 2018 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan Election Watch 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3999

Re: Pakistan Election Watch 2018

^^^ There is also the potential of more trade with Central Asia; Iran-India, Central Asia-India pipelines; integration of Pakistan into India's power grid (just the coal cost per kilowatt-hour for Sahiwal power plant in Pakistan is more than NTPC price for delivered electricity), a fully functioning...
by A_Gupta
15 Jul 2018 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 814
Views: 75308

Re: Understanding the US- Again

abhik wrote:What exactly is a grand jury indictment? And +1 on vijayk 's question, what exactly did they plead guilty to?


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Counsel_investigation_(2017–present)#Table_of_charges
by A_Gupta
15 Jul 2018 16:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 814
Views: 75308

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Imagine the US had someone spying on Kremlin meetings. To use this person’s reports in regular court proceedings to prosecute someone, in US law it would be necessary for the defendant’s side to be able to cross-examine this person. Which the government may not want for obvious reasons. There is thu...
by A_Gupta
15 Jul 2018 07:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257784

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Some additional reading for those who are interested. Wiki: Gravity model of trade https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_model_of_trade The Gravity Equation in International Trade: An Explanation http://www.nber.org/papers/w19285 https://arxiv.org/pdf/1304.3252.pdf Abstract Jan Tinbergen, the first ...
by A_Gupta
14 Jul 2018 20:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan Election Watch 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3999

Re: Pakistan Election Watch 2018

https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7613&p=2283298#p2283307 X-post A very subjective opinion from me. Paul Krugman in a recent article on Brexit, wrote: One of the best-established relationships in economics is the so-called gravity equation for trade between any two countr...
by A_Gupta
14 Jul 2018 20:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257784

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

A very subjective opinion from me. Paul Krugman in a recent article on Brexit, wrote: One of the best-established relationships in economics is the so-called gravity equation for trade between any two countries, which says that the amount of trade depends positively on the size of the two countries’...
by A_Gupta
14 Jul 2018 18:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257784

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

How good of a predictor is the Nikkei India Purchasing Managers Index (Manufacturing)? The Nikkei PMI on July 1 was 53.1, the next will be available on August 1. Via tradingeconomics.com here is 5 years of Nikkei PMI ( > 50 means expected expansion, < 50 means expected contraction) https://3.bp.blog...
by A_Gupta
14 Jul 2018 00:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257784

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Katare wrote:Did anyone find the original Brooking's Institute report on poverty that these articles are quoting from?


AFAIK, it was a Brookings Institute blog post.
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-d ... narrative/
The start of a new poverty narrative
by A_Gupta
14 Jul 2018 00:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257784

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://tradingeconomics.com/india/balance-of-trade India's trade gap rose to USD 16.6 billion in June of 2018 from USD 12.96 billion a year earlier. It is the highest trade deficit since May of 2013. Imports surged 21.3% year-on-year to USD 44.3 billion, reaching the highest value since January of ...
by A_Gupta
13 Jul 2018 08:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257784

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Really? http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/icp/brief/methodology-calculation Quoting from one of the resources there: "PPPs are price indexes that serve as spatial price deflators. In addition to being spatial price deflators, PPPs are currency convertors". PPP = price level ratio * curr...
by A_Gupta
13 Jul 2018 03:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257784

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Since it is a military forum, a perfect example of GDP vs PPP is the size of military between India & UK. Despite having almost the same budget as UK, India is able to maintain a much larger force. Not just in men, but material as well. Aha, but PPP is based on a civilian consumer basket of goo...
by A_Gupta
12 Jul 2018 20:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257784

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The MOSPI press release is here (PDF file): http://www.mospi.gov.in/sites/default/files/press_release/iip_PR_12july18r.pdf In terms of industries, thirteen out of the twenty three industry groups (as per 2-digit NIC-2008) in the manufacturing sector have shown positive growth during the month of May...
by A_Gupta
12 Jul 2018 19:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257784

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Bloomberg reports: https://www.bloombergquint.com/global-economics/2018/07/12/indias-industrial-output-growth-slows-to-seven-month-low-in-may India’s industrial activity declined sharply in May mainly due to a slowdown in manufacturing activity, after gathering pace in April. The index of industrial...
by A_Gupta
12 Jul 2018 17:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257784

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Disappointing news, via tradingeconomics.com

Industrial Production in India increased 3.20 percent in May of 2018 over the same month in the previous year (previous 4.9%)
Manufacturing Production in India increased 2.80 percent in May of 2018 over the same month in the previous year (previous 5.2%)
by A_Gupta
12 Jul 2018 17:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257784

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Bloomberg reports: The Rupee’s Top Forecaster Is Going Against the Crowd https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-11/top-rupee-forecaster-sees-currency-strength-in-contrarian-call The Indian rupee’s top forecaster is going against the crowd. The currency will strengthen by the year-end, Emira...
by A_Gupta
12 Jul 2018 17:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 601
Views: 74660

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

2008 article. http://davidfrum.com/article/history-lesson Lesson for India here? Can India offer its neighborhood "security on favorable terms"? The grumbling will be inevitable, too. Madden’s core observation is that security is a precious and highly desired resource, and when one society...
by A_Gupta
12 Jul 2018 16:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1761
Views: 257784

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

NITI Aayog guys think that:
View: India's economy is poised for revival in investment cycle

Read more at:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/art ... 952193.cms
by A_Gupta
12 Jul 2018 15:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4988
Views: 287122

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

If you look for an inheritance tree, you will find a tree; but a tree is only a model. Multiregional theory of human origins in Africa: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/07/the-new-story-of-humanitys-origins/564779/ Perhaps the same is true for the Indo-European languages. This can be...
by A_Gupta
11 Jul 2018 18:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 814
Views: 75308

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Among other things, the U.S. is asking China to roll back its “Made-in-China 2025” program, a signature Xi initiative to dominate several strategic industries, such as semiconductors to aerospace development. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-11/trump-s-tariff-barrage-pushes-china-fig...
by A_Gupta
11 Jul 2018 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 601
Views: 74660

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Bloomberg opinion:
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles ... hina-rises
As China Steps Up, Japan Isn’t Stepping Aside

Tokyo’s government and the private sector are reasserting influence in Asia and beyond.
by A_Gupta
11 Jul 2018 17:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2432
Views: 278191

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 945214.cms
Nepal, India to expedite Raxaul-Kathmandu rail project
by A_Gupta
11 Jul 2018 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 814
Views: 75308

Re: Understanding the US- Again

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/israeli-saudi-and-emirati-officials-privately-pushed-for-trump-to-strike-a-grand-bargain-with-putin Israeli, Saudi, and Emirati Officials Privately Pushed for Trump to Strike a “Grand Bargain” with Putin Officials from the three countries have repeatedly enco...

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