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by plushyphen
25 Jul 2019 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social media
Replies: 10
Views: 1669

Re: Social media

Kindly Pardon me saars for the simplistic views: The borders of country, race, religion are all imagined realities that have been created in minds of people to satisfy certain fundamental requirements like security, development and overall well-being of its citizens/communities/followers. The idea o...
by plushyphen
27 Jun 2019 11:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5092
Views: 487455

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

What is the biggest change in IAS policy that would make them more answerable and efficient. I don't see Babu lobby improving in efficiency beyond what general efficiency of India is. Other than hiring-firing, what else is the way out to improve babudom without making them susceptible to Politician...
by plushyphen
26 Jun 2019 13:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5092
Views: 487455

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The rules make them and can be used by a shrewd mind to break them. I'm sure this is well known in political circles. True. The problem is that many politicans are not really smart when it comes to understanding the various law points, or going through the small prints in various orders etc. Things...
by plushyphen
26 Jun 2019 12:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5092
Views: 487455

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

we seem to be stuck with a colonial bureaucracy descended unchanged from the ICS which was tailormade to exclusively serve britshit interests to the exclusion of all else. So is the police, fully ingrained with a colonial prejudice that is so oppressive to all Indians and meant to exclusively safeg...
by plushyphen
11 Jun 2019 17:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5092
Views: 487455

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^ Be careful with what you wish for. While this is great for Modi government, imagine how this can misused by Congis by setting up unconstitutional bodies like NAC. Or using folks like Sam Pitroda. But then government's hands are also tied due to various factors like reservations etc. i only wish ...
by plushyphen
11 Jun 2019 12:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 5092
Views: 487455

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This piece is by R Rajagopalan (a political commentator/journalist on the BJP circuit) quoting his "sources". However I hope what he outlined in this piece will be the overall approach of this Govt to getting things done in India by making Babu's accountable & positively selecting the...
by plushyphen
14 Apr 2019 18:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 425917

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

All the ispr lifafas are clamoring for a presidential system now. Apparently it was great. https://twitter.com/SaleemFarrukh/status/1116977217521836034?s=20 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4BM13EXoAAl3Oy?format=png&name=900x900 Not just great. Looks like the graytness was abnormally consistent. It...
by plushyphen
22 Mar 2019 11:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 788570

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I am mostly a lurker here, though a regular on BRF since before Kargil. I am seeing a somewhat disturbing trend even among the old timers. Why are we probing so deeply into the identity of people on Twitter or asking repeatedly what happened at Muzaffarabad and elsewhere? Or giving out details of w...

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