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by Primus
03 Nov 2018 23:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1458
Views: 74868

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Did any of you donate yet? This is verified true. Crowd funding request by the Pandalam royals. This is verified true by news sources. https://www.marunadanmalayali.com/assets/gallery/klallsga.jpg Thanks Dileep Ji. I managed to send my contribution yesterday. I urge everyone here to support this ca...
by Primus
28 Oct 2018 18:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1458
Views: 74868

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Well, I wouldn't have complained if AS mentioned something the central govt intend to do. Yes, his 'support' is indeed valuable, but it could have been better. All these "brick by brick" talk is nice to hear, but a simple statement of some action by the CG would have been immensely better...
by Primus
06 Aug 2018 16:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3500
Views: 242345

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

I am trying to develop the habit of reading the Bhagavad Gita for a while before going to bed every day. A few days ago, wife had dusted the side tables and it was missing. On impulse, went to the bookshelf and picked up a copy of the Quran that somebody had passed to me during some event a while a...
by Primus
10 Jul 2018 02:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2305
Views: 373539

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^ Never claimed it was a 'definitive' source, just one that I am familiar with. Perhaps you could post 'definitive' sources of your own that present the opposite viewpoint? Meanwhile, it is not easy to find a truly reliable source online for the 1947 war. I am working on it, will post references whe...
by Primus
09 Jul 2018 19:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 706
Views: 92516

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Not sure if this is the right thread, mods please feel free to move it. https://qz.com/1321289/why-tweaking-indias-citizenship-law-is-a-bad-idea/ "Citizens of India’s northeastern states have been protesting vigorously against a proposed new citizenship regime that they claim will “destroy thei...
by Primus
09 Jul 2018 05:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2305
Views: 373539

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

X-posting from BGR: From M.O. Mathai's 'My Days with Nehru': ............ MO Mathai writes on pg 242 "Soon after his release in 1964 Sheikh Abdullah was at his old pet game again – the ultimate creation of an Independent Kashmir. He persuaded Nehru , by then an ill man, to let him go to Islamab...
by Primus
06 Jul 2018 02:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2305
Views: 373539

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

You have me there. ............. What are we lacking? We are not lacking anything. What you are going through is a medical syndrome typical in desi patriots, called "MSM induced depression". Many are known to suffer of bouts of it periodically (been there, done that) I prescribe keeping a...
by Primus
20 Jun 2018 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2305
Views: 373539

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

.................. I see a strange contradiction from ModiJi haters. On the one hand they attack ModiJi for soft peddling: holding Ganja's hand, having ISI investigate Pathankot (and rightfully so IMO), but yet in the next breath, they attack ModiJi for 'muscular' approach. There is no contradictio...
by Primus
14 Jun 2018 16:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2305
Views: 373539

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: 1598
Views: 192952

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: 1598
Views: 192952

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: 1598
Views: 192952

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: 1598
Views: 192952

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: 1598
Views: 192952

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: 1598
Views: 192952

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: 1598
Views: 192952

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: 1598
Views: 192952

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: 524
Views: 42044

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: 1598
Views: 192952

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: 5058
Views: 313711

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: 5058
Views: 313711

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: 5058
Views: 313711

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: 5058
Views: 313711

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: 5058
Views: 313711

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: 5058
Views: 313711

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: 5058
Views: 313711

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: 1957
Views: 248065

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: 1957
Views: 248065

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: 1957
Views: 248065

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: 1957
Views: 248065

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: 1957
Views: 248065

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: 1957
Views: 248065

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: 1957
Views: 248065

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: 1957
Views: 248065

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: 10580

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: 570
Views: 56850

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: 3500
Views: 242345

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: 5058
Views: 313711

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: 5058
Views: 313711

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: 5058
Views: 313711

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...

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