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by A_Gupta
25 Jun 2017 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 2841
Views: 39792

Re: Positive News from the USA

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2017/06/23/give-the-senate-health-care-bill-a-chance-it-gives-vital-succor-to-so-many/ Frankly, I think we are being unfair to the Senate version of the health-care bill. Too much time has already been spent on all the problems it creates — for the ind...
by A_Gupta
24 Jun 2017 06:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 2169
Views: 44150

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

^^^ excellent, but I will preempt those who will nitpick about how ants reproduce (they have a queen in the nest).
by A_Gupta
21 Jun 2017 04:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 2169
Views: 44150

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

IMO, the AIT stuff really needs to be split into two parts: 1. AIT invasion took place. 2. AIT invasion brought with it a form of racism that manifested itself in the caste system. IMO, why some ancient prehistory is relevant beyond scientific curiousity today is because the narrative is - invaders ...
by A_Gupta
20 Jun 2017 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 2169
Views: 44150

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

To my knowledge, matrilineal transmission is far more preserved, because it is via mitochondrial DNA that gets cloned from mother to daughter, instead of normal 'mingling of DNA' from father & mother type propagation. The male Y chromosome goes from father to son, unmingled with mother's DNA. W...
by A_Gupta
20 Jun 2017 00:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3243
Views: 217665

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Posted here because of its potential impact on trade: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-joins-un-tir-convention/articleshow/59220976.cms Taking the connectivity mantra seriously, on Monday, India became the 71st country to join the United Nations TIR Convention, making it easier for Ind...
by A_Gupta
20 Jun 2017 00:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 2169
Views: 44150

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

Swarajya article:
https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/genetics- ... ls-believe
Genetics Might Be Settling The Aryan Migration Debate, But Not How Left-Liberals Believe
Anil Kumar Suri
by A_Gupta
19 Jun 2017 18:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 2169
Views: 44150

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

This "...more recent strict social boundaries... in its historical form was likely established much more recently, not more than around 2000 years ago " seems to be a robust finding. a. What is the first "invasion consciousness" in the Indian traditions - is it the Sakas? b. What...
by A_Gupta
17 Jun 2017 18:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 2169
Views: 44150

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

Even so, the spread of Indo-European within the Subcontinent seems to have been mainly male-mediated, in agreement with recent X-chromosome analyses [102] and as indicated by the high frequency of West Eurasian (mainly R1a) paternal lineages across the region—varying in the 1KG data from ~25% in th...
by A_Gupta
17 Jun 2017 17:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 2169
Views: 44150

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

Here's the paper: https://bmcevolbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12862-017-0936-9 Altogether, therefore, the recently refined Y-chromosome tree strongly suggests that R1a is indeed a highly plausible marker for the long-contested Bronze Age spread of Indo-Aryan speakers into South Asia, alt...
by A_Gupta
17 Jun 2017 17:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 2169
Views: 44150

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

From the above: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/how-genetics-is-settling-the-aryan-migration-debate/article19090301.ece The avalanche of new data has been so overwhelming that many scientists who were either sceptical or neutral about significant Bronze Age migrations into India have change...
by A_Gupta
14 Jun 2017 04:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 150374

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Do you remember back when people like Barbara Cross-eyed-ette, or Pamela Const-ipat-able, invariably used the term "flawed democracy" to describe India (on those rare occasions when they were forced to grudgingly admit we were a little bit less totalitarian than their darling Pakis or Chi...
by A_Gupta
14 Jun 2017 04:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 150374

Re: Understanding US thread-III

RD, Very good analysis. In fact on election results night, Newt Gingrich had said on Fox News that Trump would be Jacksonian in deeds. So 4-1/2 months after the inauguration this is the best analysis of Trump Presidency I have seen. Care to write it up formally an let me know when ready? I think it...
by A_Gupta
13 Jun 2017 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 3497
Views: 183879

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

http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/world-china-backs-india-s-plans-to-set-up-tsunami-warning-system-in-south-china-sea-386104 In a pleasant surprise, China has backed India’s plans to set up a tsunami warning system in the disputed South China Sea. China has supported the Indian proposal despite the fa...
by A_Gupta
13 Jun 2017 21:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3243
Views: 217665

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

http://www.hrmasia.com/content/india-china-and-singapore-report-weakest-hiring-outlook-years India, China and Singapore report weakest hiring outlook in years The intention to grow headcount is strongest in Japan and Taiwan, and weakest in China and Singapore, according to latest ManpowerGroup Emplo...
by A_Gupta
13 Jun 2017 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1048
Views: 81996

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

http://www.firstpost.com/india/panel-to-be-set-up-for-better-infrastructure-along-india-myanmar-border-rajnath-singh-3567097.html Aizawl: A committee will be set up for identification of gaps in basic facilities and infrastructure along the India-Myanmar border and prioritise them for measures in th...
by A_Gupta
13 Jun 2017 21:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1870
Views: 146346

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

http://thediplomat.com/2017/06/indian-warships-arrive-in-australia-for-military-exercise/ Three Indian warships arrived in the port city of Freemantle in Western Australia on June 13 to participate in a week-long naval exercise off the Western Australian coast. The so-called Exercise Australia-India...
by A_Gupta
13 Jun 2017 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 1897
Views: 88784

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

http://thediplomat.com/2017/06/japans-outreach-to-northeastern-india/ Japan’s Outreach to Northeastern India Japanese investment will play an important role in linking India’s northeast with Myanmar and Bangladesh. An interesting development has been the participation of Japan in key infrastructure ...
by A_Gupta
13 Jun 2017 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1048
Views: 81996

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/left-behind-in-race-by-china-india-tries-to-speed-up-myanmar-projects/articleshow/59118789.cms NEW DELHI: Having missed several deadlines, and with China taking big strides, India is trying hard to speed up its infrastructure commitments i...
by A_Gupta
13 Jun 2017 21:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Health Care Sector
Replies: 1103
Views: 34088

Re: Indian Health Care Sector

http://www.hindustantimes.com/health/bhutan-maldives-eliminate-measles-india-on-the-road-to-stopping-new-infection/story-ATTWpnNInRWq984XOr6VNK.html Bhutan, Maldives eliminate measles, India on the road to stopping new infection Bhutan and Maldives have eliminated measles, a highly infectious infect...
by A_Gupta
13 Jun 2017 03:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3243
Views: 217665

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

^^^ Seems it beat the forecast? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-12/india-s-sensex-drops-most-in-two-weeks-led-by-technology-stocks India’s index of industrial production rose 2.7 percent in April versus a year earlier, according to estimates compiled by Bloomberg. The index is likely...
by A_Gupta
13 Jun 2017 03:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 2992
Views: 96604

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

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2801167 Islamic Constitutionalism: Not Secular. Not Theocratic. Not Impossible. 16 Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion 553 (2015) Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1384 28 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2016 Asifa Quraishi-Landes University...
by A_Gupta
13 Jun 2017 00:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1459
Views: 95576

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakistan Stocks Fall Most Globally as Sharif to Appear for Probe https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-12/pakistan-stocks-fall-most-globally-as-sharif-to-appear-for-probe-j3ts0voj The political turmoil is the latest hit to the nation’s stock market, which was upgraded to emerging markets s...
by A_Gupta
12 Jun 2017 17:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 2992
Views: 96604

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

Faith is often expressed through the observance of the law. The failure to follow Islamic law is a reflection of the believer’s lack of faith and unwillingness to submit to God. Salvation is impossible without law. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/06/islam-politics-exceptional...
by A_Gupta
11 Jun 2017 18:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1459
Views: 95576

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1426646/numbers-used-economic-shield/ Not surprisingly after four years of multiple billion dollar investment in power plants the Pakistan Economic Survey shows that power production dropped to 85,206 GWh in March to July 2017 from 101,970 GWh during March to July 2016. ...
by A_Gupta
11 Jun 2017 18:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1179
Views: 122094

Re: India's Power Sector

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-09/india-power-plants-stranded-as-50-million-homes-left-in-the-dark India is scaling back expectations for power demand growth as it struggles to electrify millions of homes despite a glut in generation capacity. The world’s second-most populous nation...
by A_Gupta
11 Jun 2017 18:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 150374

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Perhaps not noticed by many: http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/01/investing/saudi-arabia-buys-largest-oil-refinery-port-arthur/index.html America's largest oil refinery is now fully owned by Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco, the kingdom's state-owned oil behemoth, took 100% control of the sprawling Port Arthur...
by A_Gupta
10 Jun 2017 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 464
Views: 33762

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

IMO, it is a little more than just fear of US sanctions. e.g., https://news.vice.com/article/this-is-what-happens-when-iran-uses-construction-equipment-to-kill-people Not long ago, we received a press release that caught our eye — this is not a common occurrence — and was distributed by an NGO calle...
by A_Gupta
10 Jun 2017 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 150374

Re: Understanding US thread-III

https://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2017/06/us-philippines-militants/529920/ U.S. special forces have joined the Philippines military in a battle to push out Islamic terrorists who’ve seized a town in the south of the country. Three weeks ago two local extremist groups backed by ISIS, Maute and...
by A_Gupta
10 Jun 2017 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 2851
Views: 213380

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

https://www.dawn.com/news/1337974 June 7, 2017 ISLAMABAD: After a minister’s hesitation to share the number of Pakistani troops who laid down their lives in recent incidents of Indian firing from across the Line of Control (LoC), Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Tuesday held that no information ...
by A_Gupta
10 Jun 2017 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 2851
Views: 213380

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

New Twist In Chinese Couple Killed By ISIS: According To This Chinese Newspaper They May Been Christian Proselytisers ! one of the comments ! According to this chinese news, they were part of a group of 13 who operator under the disguise of "language school" (ark academy) but in fact pros...
by A_Gupta
10 Jun 2017 19:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1179
Views: 122094

Re: India's Power Sector

How do they plan for general degradation and efficiency reduction of solar panels as they age. Any idea on how often panels need replacement? http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/7475/What-Is-the-Lifespan-of-a-Solar-Panel.aspx Photovoltaic (PV) modules typically co...
by A_Gupta
10 Jun 2017 19:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1179
Views: 122094

Re: India's Power Sector

A story on India's nuclear power:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... lear-power
The bottom line: Modi wants to bolster his green credentials by doubling India’s nuclear power capacity.
by A_Gupta
10 Jun 2017 18:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3243
Views: 217665

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-09/india-s-top-court-delays-modi-s-plan-to-link-taxes-biometric-id Indian citizens cannot be forced to enroll for a 12-digit unique identity number to be able file tax returns, the country’s top court said in a ruling that may be a hurdle for Prime Min...
by A_Gupta
10 Jun 2017 18:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3243
Views: 217665

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-09/oil-demand-in-india-rises-most-since-november-s-cash-clampdown India’s oil demand bounced back in May, led by the highest growth in gasoline consumption in nine months and the fastest increase in diesel usage since November. Total fuel consumption r...
by A_Gupta
10 Jun 2017 18:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 384
Views: 23204

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/06/the-week-in-global-affairs-writing/529509/ Urban Dreams Rollo Romig | California Sunday “The three titans of India at its mo­ment of independence had divergent visions of the country’s urban future. Mohandas Gandhi insisted that ‘the true Ind...
by A_Gupta
10 Jun 2017 18:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 150374

Re: Understanding US thread-III

This is worth reading:
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/ar ... ht/529614/
Bernie Sanders's Religious Test for Christians in Public Office

In brief, Abrahamic exclusivism is always a problem.
by A_Gupta
10 Jun 2017 18:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 150374

Re: Understanding US thread-III

https://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2017/06/kansas-adam-purinton-indicted-hate-crime-killing-two-indian-immigrants/529905/ A federal grand jury has indicted Adam Purinton—the man who shot two Indian immigrants at a bar in Olathe, Kansas on February 22—for a hate crime, the U.S. Department of Ju...
by A_Gupta
10 Jun 2017 18:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 464
Views: 33762

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

http://www.eurasiareview.com/10062017-corridor-between-china-nepal-and-india-is-it-realistic-analysis/ A direct economic corridor between China and India would demand delineation of the border at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between the two countries in some sectors. For this, it will be necessa...

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