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by Primus
14 Jun 2018 16:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2041
Views: 312625

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

This is a war being fought on many fronts. It has tacit and explicit support from outside agencies. See this from National Geographic in their latest issue. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/06/kashmir-conflict-anger-indian-police/ Basically a completely one-sided story told by Amnest...
by Primus
12 Jun 2018 00:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1362
Views: 147556

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

It is not Belize or some obscure Latin American or Carribean vohntries. Most countries of the West including the US accept dual nationality. The Indian laws have no means of ascertaining if someone is travelling using a passpot of another country while simultaneously possessing an Indian passport. ...
by Primus
11 Jun 2018 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1362
Views: 147556

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I thought we were done with this! There is no doubt that there are many here who have had a happy experience living in the UK for many years and there are also many like myself who were not so 'lucky'. A lot also depends upon what you perceive as objectionable behavior. There are many forms of racis...
by Primus
11 Jun 2018 08:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1362
Views: 147556

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

But as you say, they are not racist at all. Heh heh, how quickly people forget that slavery in the US and apartheid in South Africa - two of the most egregious examples of the hatred of man for his fellow man simply for the difference in their skin color - were both initiated, enabled and perpetuat...
by Primus
10 Jun 2018 22:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1362
Views: 147556

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Guess we should be least bothered about racism having experienced casteism, religionism, stateism yada yada in India growing up. Having visited more than 40 nations, I clearly feel britain is least or one of the least racist place on earth. If you stop anyone in any high streets of britian excludin...
by Primus
06 Jun 2018 16:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1362
Views: 147556

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^ UK has had a disastrous policy as far as doctors from abroad are concerned. In the post-WWII era, up to the mid-70's, any Indian doctor could simply walk in and start working in the UK training program and eventually become a Consultant or a GP although there was a very thick glass ceiling for 'da...
by Primus
03 Jun 2018 17:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1362
Views: 147556

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

................... I'd rather be traveling my route in west Texas or west MP and wouldn't trade it for anything! A few years ago while on a workshop in NM, I was driving from Socorro to Alamogordo (close to the Trinity Site), driving over the ancient lava flow near Carrizozo. There had been a fres...
by Primus
03 Jun 2018 03:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1362
Views: 147556

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^ I don't know about it being a third rate country, but it certainly is not what the Brits historically have claimed or imagined it to be. Britannia no longer rules the waves (hasn't in a long while) and the Sun set on the Empire a very long time ago. I spent six years in the UK and thought it was ...
by Primus
02 Jun 2018 04:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1362
Views: 147556

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^ I don't know about it being a third rate country, but it certainly is not what the Brits historically have claimed or imagined it to be. Britannia no longer rules the waves (hasn't in a long while) and the Sun set on the Empire a very long time ago. I spent six years in the UK and thought it was a...
by Primus
31 May 2018 16:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 505
Views: 36438

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

This is a great thread, thanks for posting all this information. I grew up reading stories of all the heroes of the '65 war. For me that was even more important than the '71 event where we won so comprehensively. I Remember LBS calling for saving 3 paisa a day and skipping one meal a week, which I d...
by Primus
29 May 2018 18:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1362
Views: 147556

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Anybody read this on the BBC portal? Got it in WA, of course the usual culprits are the Wire and Scroll it seems, promoting it in India. I suspect this may be a piskology project by ToiLet and Co. so that they come out looking like pro-BJP and when they then publish the opposite news people may take...
by Primus
18 May 2018 06:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

^^ I am reminded of a quote from Sir William Osler that was part of the classic surgical textbook edited by Bailey and Love IIRC (Shiv can pipe in with more on this I am sure): " He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not ...
by Primus
12 May 2018 17:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

You do know. Only we guys are too polite to say it. We don't want to blurt out the truth. The steppe theory made up by linguists is a concoction. A lie. .................. In spite of this the authors of this paper MUST put in an obligatory tagline that "genetic evidence" FITS better with...
by Primus
12 May 2018 17:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

I gave very similar arguments to my relatives and friends with lot of emotions over the years . They are saying I have become a Hindu fundamentalist. If another person have come to the exact same conclusions as me than either I am right or both me and shiv are mad and "Hindu fundamentalists&qu...
by Primus
12 May 2018 03:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

Bunkum Feku language rode horse from steppe theory gets a kick in the teeth https://twitter.com/IndianInterest/status/994580418006536192 We find no evidence of steppe ancestry in Bronze Age Anatolia from when Indo-European languages are attested there." In other words, Reich et al.'s claim tha...
by Primus
21 Apr 2018 02:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

shiv wrote:Link Primus - or is it offline?


I am a subscriber, so I get it every week, but hope this works:

Ancient DNA Untangles South Asian Roots
by Primus
20 Apr 2018 16:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

Mean-e-while, the Priya Moorjani paper has now landed on the 'news' page of the latest issue of 'Science' with the expected 'Higher Caste' and 'Hindi, Urdu' speakers vs 'Lower Caste' and 'Dravidian language speakers' conclusions.
by Primus
20 Apr 2018 16:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vallath_Balakrishnan/publication/15963819_Lactose_intolerance_in_North_and_South_Indians/links/5458736e0cf26d5090ab6368/Lactose-intolerance-in-North-and-South-Indians.pdf Lactose intolerance in North and South Indians Rakesh K. Tandon,3 Y K. Joshi,4 D. S. Singh,...
by Primus
06 Apr 2018 16:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1359
Views: 165179

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

The point of having a fantasy-industrial-complex is to serve as more than a medium for societal and cultural constructs rather than religion purposes for communicating with newer initiates. The age of the initiate is unimportant to the people in charge of peddling the particular fantasy; though it ...
by Primus
05 Apr 2018 00:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1359
Views: 165179

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Books are a great way to teach. Most of my understanding came from them right from the teens. That is how one can understand the culture/religion/practices even if you don't really practice rituals or visit a temple. As RM says the core of Hinduism and other dharmic faiths are universal i.e. anyone...
by Primus
04 Apr 2018 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1359
Views: 165179

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I think the problem is ourselves - I am as guilty as anybody else. Too caught up in the rat race, the need to succeed in a new world when faced with overwhelming odds, religion takes a back seat. The daily grind gets you down in ways you do not realize. You continue with the usual festivities on spe...
by Primus
04 Apr 2018 20:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1359
Views: 165179

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I think the population needs to be at a critical mass. When lived in the mid-west, it was hard to know who was Jewish and who wasn't, unless you were familiar with the names. There were almost no orthodox families. Thus, many of the Jews there (including my own mentor) were very liberal, ate pork an...
by Primus
04 Apr 2018 16:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1359
Views: 165179

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

More than 80% of Hindu American marriages are now Interracial or Interfaith (compare to 40% ten years ago, and only 15% 20 years ago). Unless we replenish our stock from the homeland, we will go extinct. http://indianewengland.com/2018/03/almost-80-percent-indian-american-marriages-now-interracial-...
by Primus
02 Apr 2018 03:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1359
Views: 165179

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Primus for us the most expensive cost was roof and education in a decent school for 2 boys. Area I looked was suburbs like Kandivali. Nothing fancy but was stumped with cost of living including monthly groceries. Grains milk and meat were more expensive than Australia. Greens were cheap. Fruits wer...
by Primus
01 Apr 2018 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1359
Views: 165179

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There are too many variables in this situation. All depends on where in Sydney and where in Mumbai, or where in NY vs where in Delhi. Here is a comparative analysis of cost of living in major metros around the world. https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Mumbai I don't agree with the figures for...
by Primus
31 Mar 2018 20:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1359
Views: 165179

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There are too many variables in this situation. All depends on where in Sydney and where in Mumbai, or where in NY vs where in Delhi. Here is a comparative analysis of cost of living in major metros around the world. https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Mumbai I don't agree with the figures for ...
by Primus
28 Mar 2018 04:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Cambridge Analytica and Next Color Revolutions India
Replies: 112
Views: 9981

Re: Cambridge Analytics and Next Color Revolutions India

A fascinating interview with a FB executive and a Singaporean minister. Unbelievable that this SDRE is able to pin down the white Paki trying to squirm his way out of answering the questions. Long one, but IMHO well worth watching Shanmugam excoriate the defense of FB.


by Primus
07 Oct 2017 18:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Rohingya Menace
Replies: 560
Views: 52011

Re: The Rohingya Menace

Interesting article by Mohsin Habib, a Bangladeshi journalist known for speaking out against Islamic oppression of minorities in BD. Islamists responsible for Rohingya Refugee Crisis "The current crisis is being depicted -- wrongly -- as the "ethnic cleansing" of an innocent Muslim mi...
by Primus
07 Oct 2017 17:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3423
Views: 216485

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

Probably OT for this thread, but an interesting article nevertheless. Don't see many Pakistanis coming down on governments that need to do more against terrorism. Interesting to see this Paki journalist (key point - lives in Germany) hitting hard against Western governments that do not take action a...
by Primus
30 Aug 2017 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

I honestly believe there is a streak of obsessive behavior I am seeing here and this beautiful thread is completely derailed. Anybody looking for useful information now has to wade through page after page of rhetoric, bombast and circular arguments, the narrative being lost somewhere. ................
by Primus
30 Aug 2017 17:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

You are not using primary source data, you are using West-provided conclusions as arguments! For some reason, you are not being able to understand this very important difference! And that about sums it up. I've said this before, our friend is a very clever parser of Wikipedia. You say X did not do ...
by Primus
02 Aug 2017 02:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

Guys, I seriously and humbly suggest we give this a rest. I am getting a big headache here. Our friend is a very clever Wikipedia Warrior as is evident from the tenor of his posts where he assumes expert level knowledge on everything including philosophy. He comes back at you too fast with a detaile...
by Primus
28 Jul 2017 03:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

Sometimes I think the only solution to all this is entertainment... I really mean that. Put together a billion bucks, should be doable in Bollywood, engage the top movie CGI folks, come up with a 100 part series of the Mahabharatha, where all the characters who are described with skin colour etc ar...
by Primus
23 Jul 2017 16:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

^^
Very touching, Syam. There is a lesson in there somewhere :-)
by Primus
23 Jul 2017 16:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

The question above is addressed (fairly lightly but addressed nevertheless) in Yuval Noah Harari's book Sapiens. Good read, and there are some references too. I don't have it with me now, unfortunately. Taken and may not get it back from my kids. I'm in the same boat JEM. My son took my copy! One t...
by Primus
22 Jul 2017 17:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

^ I my line of work I am frequently besieged by googlers who have already diagnosed themselves and know what needs to be done because they 'read it somewhere on the net'. When I ask them 'then why come to me' they have no answer. I gently suggest they should perhaps read 'Three Men In a Boat' too, t...
by Primus
22 Jul 2017 01:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

PS: Primus: I am what you'd call a 'career student'. Whenever I have time, i take a course- when its not for professional upgrade, its for leisure. I hold degrees in Electrical Engineering and software design. I also hold a minor in history(India focus obviously) and have enough credits to get a ba...
by Primus
21 Jul 2017 23:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

It's not a gap but it's become the information grid by which all assumptions are made and theories constructed. I can tell you what the whole bunch of them believes and it is not their fault - we all grew up like this. Ramayana and Mahabharata are wondrous fairy tales much like Harry Potter. For th...
by Primus
21 Jul 2017 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

^^^ RD Ji, I have suspected for a while that our friend is basically a 'Wikipedia Warrior' and is quite adept at it. It is quite easy to see the pattern. Shame, really because it would have been so much better had he focused on a small section where anybody can educate themselves and discuss facts w...
by Primus
21 Jul 2017 20:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4959
Views: 279545

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

^^ Genealogically, it is impossible for Mahabharata war to be >5561 BCE. All Puranas are emphatic for the number of years between Parikshit and Mahapadma Nanda and the latter is garanteed to be between late 400s/early 300s BCE. For Mahabharata to be >5561 BCE , Mahapadma Nanda has to be 2000 BCE or...

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