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by A_Gupta
14 Dec 2017 21:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 622
Views: 39569

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

In a first, all Asean leaders to attend India's Republic Day In a first, 10 world leaders from Asean will be chief guests at India's annual Republic Day parade on January 26 to mark the silver jubilee of India's relations with the bloc. All 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations - ...
by A_Gupta
14 Dec 2017 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

Ramayana and Mahabharata are my ancestors' stories. They are hardly history. Do you notice, there is no malaria or typhoid, maternal deaths in childbirth, or any such? They are meant to condense the wisdom of the ancients about the fundamental nature of human beings, what they might value, how they ...
by A_Gupta
14 Dec 2017 18:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

But to reiterate the point I have been making, whether Alcor/Mizar are going around the polaris, or Thuban, or Vega as its pole star, their front/back relationship ( as shown in the following telescopic picture) has remained more or less same for last 7000 years and longer and will remain so for a ...
by A_Gupta
14 Dec 2017 04:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 222
Views: 23638

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

FYI. https://www.buzzfeed.com/meghara/china-is-quietly-collecting-dna-samples-from-millions-of?utm_term=.vb2eOZpGb#.xa2gYVo5j China Is Vacuuming Up DNA Samples From Xinjiang's Muslims A Human Rights Watch investigation found the Chinese government is gathering DNA samples, fingerprints, iris scans, ...
by A_Gupta
14 Dec 2017 00:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 155
Views: 16551

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

http://www.imf.org/external/np/fin/data/sdr_ir.aspx The current interest rate is 0.744%. How is it determined? - excerpt: Interest rate on the financial instrument of each component currency in the SDR basket, expressed as an equivalent annual bond yield: three-month benchmark yield for China Treasu...
by A_Gupta
14 Dec 2017 00:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 155
Views: 16551

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India holds USD $1502.3 million worth of IMF SDR (from above). December 13, 2017 exchange rate is 1 USD = 0.709315 SDR. (https://www.imf.org/external/np/fin/data/rms_sdrv.aspx ) Therefore India holds 1065.6 million SDR. India is allocated 3297.1 million SDR. ( https://www.imf.org/external/np/tre/sdr...
by A_Gupta
13 Dec 2017 19:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 155
Views: 16551

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India's Current Account Deficit Shrinks More Than Estimated https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-13/india-s-current-account-deficit-shrinks-more-than-estimated The shortfall was $7.2 billion in July-September, or 1.2 percent of gross domestic product, the Reserve Bank of India said in a s...
by A_Gupta
13 Dec 2017 03:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 622
Views: 39569

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

The government is in talks with Asean countries to extend the India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) highway up to Vietnam, a senior official said today. India and Asean countries are holding consultations on the extension of the 1,360 km IMT highway -- from Moreh in India to Mae-Sot in Thailand -- to Laos, C...
by A_Gupta
13 Dec 2017 03:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 222
Views: 23638

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3318737 Officials in India's northeast are complaining that Chinese construction activity on the upper reaches of one of Asia's largest river that flows into India are likely turning the waters downstream turbid and unfit for human consumption. Over the weekend,...
by A_Gupta
13 Dec 2017 03:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 222
Views: 23638

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/world/asia/sri-lanka-china-port.html Sri Lanka, Struggling With Debt, Hands a Major Port to China Struggling to pay its debt to Chinese firms, the nation of Sri Lanka formally handed over the strategic port of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease last week, in a ...
by A_Gupta
13 Dec 2017 03:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 597
Views: 55713

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

India's garment imports from Bangladesh up 56% post-GST http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/apparel-news/india-s-garment-imports-from-bangladesh-up-56-post-gst-229524-newsdetails.htm Commenting on the increase in imports, Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) chairman Sanjay K Jain said the ...
by A_Gupta
13 Dec 2017 03:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 155
Views: 16551

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

http://www.dnaindia.com/business/report-indian-companies-rank-3rd-over-providing-employment-taiwan-tops-list-2567085 Indian companies rank 3rd over providing employment, Taiwan tops list India is the third most optimistic nation in hiring intentions as 22 per cent of employers are expected to add mo...
by A_Gupta
13 Dec 2017 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

is there some relationship between full moon and lunar eclipses that makes the interval between full moon and new moon related to the interval between a lunar eclipse and a new moon? My intuition says they shouldn't be related, but it has been wrong before. Or perhaps you did not read what I wrote ...
by A_Gupta
12 Dec 2017 23:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 155
Views: 16551

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Bloomberg:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -crop-area
India’s Cotton Output Expected to Hit a Three-Year High
by A_Gupta
12 Dec 2017 19:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 155
Views: 16551

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Pakistan +3.39 ???? PS: you can go to their website and look, supposedly Pakistan's adult literacy jumped 5 points from 2016 to 2017 (from 49% to 54%). So I don't trust this Legatum stuff. http://www.prosperity.com/data-explorer?country=PAK&rankOrScore=1&val=educ_litaf&year=2007,2008,200...
by A_Gupta
12 Dec 2017 05:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

distance between earth and sun -- perihelion calculator etc. The eccentricity of the Earth's orbit 1900 - 2100 according to Meeus (Astronomical Algorithms, Willmann-Bell) is decreasing by 0.000,042 per century (0.0167,086 in 2000). The above implies that the eccentricity of earth is also a function...
by A_Gupta
12 Dec 2017 05:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

http://individual.utoronto.ca/kalendis/lunar/index.htm#trend In the present era the median length of the lunar cycle is about 29d 12h 30m, the average (MSM) is slightly more than 29d 12h 44m, the shortest lunations are about 29d 6h 30m, and the longest are about 29d 20h. Thus the length of the synod...
by A_Gupta
12 Dec 2017 04:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2169
Views: 136588

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

From: http://nation.com.pk/11-Dec-2017/huge-losses-lead-to-closure-of-pia-s-premier-service I SLAMABAD - Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has closed its Premier Service after bearing huge losses in around six months. According to the official data, total earnings for the service between August ...
by A_Gupta
12 Dec 2017 04:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2169
Views: 136588

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

^^^ So, in brief, is Pakistan is trying raise money with Chinese assets as collateral?
Only from the diseased minds of Jinnah-followers!
:rotfl:
by A_Gupta
12 Dec 2017 04:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

A_Gupta: This particular one - a lunar eclipse 13 days following the Jyestha amawas is rare. Thanks. Do you know the period of recurrence of this kind of event? Since the interval between new moons is about 27 days, and if the periodicity of the eclipse is N days - then 27*N is an upper bound on th...
by A_Gupta
12 Dec 2017 03:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

Yaska has arguments against this point of view that the words in the Veda have no meaning. I never knew there was a point of view in India that claimed "the words in the Veda have no meaning". I said, the "meanings" of the words in the Veda are yet unknown and are not the same a...
by A_Gupta
12 Dec 2017 03:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

4 A lunar eclipse 13 days later following the Jyestha amawas. No, that is incorrect and a silly counterpoint. They do not have to match a specific day, as long as there is an interval of time where not only these observations but ALL other observations outside of these dates also match. In fact, th...
by A_Gupta
12 Dec 2017 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2433
Views: 151989

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

"In A First, Serving Indian Army Officers To Visit Dhaka For Vijay Diwas The Indian delegation to Dhaka will have 30 members, including four serving Army officers and several 1971 veterans" https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/in-a-first-serving-indian-army-officers-to-visit-dhaka-for-vijay-diw...
by A_Gupta
12 Dec 2017 00:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

^^How do you know the above words are proper nouns? My assertion is that they are not. As an example, it is already seen in the Veda that "sindhu" is not a proper noun. Please tell me why you think the other words found in association with "sindhu" are proper nouns. I am not arg...
by A_Gupta
11 Dec 2017 23:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

Yaska has arguments against this point of view that the words in the Veda have no meaning. I never knew there was a point of view in India that claimed "the words in the Veda have no meaning". I said, the "meanings" of the words in the Veda are yet unknown and are not the same a...
by A_Gupta
11 Dec 2017 23:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

The river names in RV X.75.5 Ganga - modern Ganga Yamuna - modern Yamuna Sarasvati - theorized to be the vanished river that has some remnant in Ghaghar-Hakra Sutudri - modern Sutlej Parusni - also ancient Iravati - modern Ravi Asikni - also ancient Iskamati, Greek Acesine - modern Chenab Marudvrdha...
by A_Gupta
11 Dec 2017 23:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

Is there an identification of all the rivers in the Nadistuti (RV X.75.5-6)? No. There is no word called "nadistuti" in the Veda, this is just a title given to the sukta. The words in the sukta have been used as river names in N/NW India, although they do not have any such meaning in the ...
by A_Gupta
11 Dec 2017 19:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1236
Views: 142601

Re: India's Power Sector

Bloomberg reports: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-11/india-court-issues-notice-to-government-on-power-plant-imports An Indian court Monday sought replies from the federal government and its revenue-intelligence department after it heard a petition alleging over-invoicing of imported...
by A_Gupta
11 Dec 2017 10:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

Is there an identification of all the rivers in the Nadistuti (RV X.75.5-6)?
by A_Gupta
11 Dec 2017 10:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

^^Interesting that you should post this, RL Kashyap says almost exactly the same thing. He does not mention the Saraswati because he has an entire book devoted to that and refers people to that book Click link below for image. Sorry I can't post inline https://drive.google.com/open?id=10s3Q5ga74krF...
by A_Gupta
11 Dec 2017 10:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

Yaska, Nirukta, 2.23, says "The following fifty-seven (words) are synonyms of speech. From what (root) is vac (speech) derived? It is derived from (the root) vac (to speak). With reference to these, the word Sarasvati is used both in the sense of "a river" and of "a deity" i...
by A_Gupta
11 Dec 2017 09:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

Sorry I can't reproduce the right accent marks, hope plain ASCII does not mislead. Per Lakshman Swarup's "The Nighantu and The Nirukta of Sri Yashkacharya, the Nirukta 9.26 starts with this from the Nadistuti of the RV Hear this my hymn of praise, O Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Sutudri, Purusni, M...
by A_Gupta
11 Dec 2017 01:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

My Vaman Shivram Apte "The Student's Sanskrit English Dictionary" gives the meaning of Saras (सरस्) as
1. a lake, pond, pool, a large sheet of water
2. water

सरस has a different dictionary entry
1. Juicy, succulent
2. Tasty, sapid
3. Wet
4. Wet with perspiration etc.
by A_Gupta
11 Dec 2017 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

PS: off-topic in a way, but the first example about the tongue and taste receptors in this The Atlantic video about myths about the human body taught in American schools shows how not-so-true-things become received wisdom. https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/547664/common-misperceptions-about-hu...
by A_Gupta
10 Dec 2017 23:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

^^^ On a little examination, we are told that 1. The ancient Iranian name for the area that the Greeks called Arachosia was Harahvaiti 2. In Old Persian inscriptions, the region is referred to as (cuneiform elided), written h(a)-r(a)-u-v(a)-t-i. 3. The ancient Iranians "evidently" named th...
by A_Gupta
10 Dec 2017 00:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

https://tworains.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/a-new-detailed-map-of-the-palaeohydrography-of-north-west-india/ ...TwoRains has implemented a seasonal multi-temporal approach to the detection of palaeorivers over large areas. We have made use of twenty-eight years of Landsat 5 data – and a total of 2266 ...
by A_Gupta
10 Dec 2017 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3836
Views: 158185

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

A slightly diff aspect in the Aryan-Dravid theory - Have there been any African (black) migrations to India prior to 2000yrs? If yes, is it likely some darker Indians are linked to Africans and brought their culture along? How would that play into this? Islamic invaders ssupposedly brought along Af...

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