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by Primus
16 Oct 2020 23:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1077069

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I do agree, that most other instances of inter-faith marriages in my extend circle have followed the 'norm' that we see. The problem is not the marriage itself - falling in love is a matter of the heart and there is nothing you can do about it. Those of us fortunate enough to have fallen for our ow...
by Primus
16 Oct 2020 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1077069

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

There are couples coming up tomtoming how their interfaith marriages are so great post the #Tanishq drama. The joke is on them. The kids almost always follow the dads religion and have Islamic names. ............................... It's perfectly ok to live respectfully and in a civilized manner as...
by Primus
13 Oct 2020 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1077069

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Jewish won't allow any ad with swastika in it. Blacks won't allow any ad with swastika in it. Even though there's no connection. If one even tries to make a connection, it is not more than few decades. Continual genocides of Hindus by islamists is an ongoing connection for 1000+ years. No issue can...
by Primus
13 Oct 2020 18:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1077069

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

On the matter of the Tanishq ad, it is easy to blame one Mansoor Khan but a TV ad is never a one person show. There is a whole creative team and levels and levels of approval. The first few names that come up are Ranjani Krishnaswamy - who talks about a progressive brand and is GM marketing. She is...
by Primus
03 Oct 2020 04:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1077069

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Modi and Yogi cannot let their guard down until the BIF are totally eliminated or made irrelevant - a task that will take two more terms in power at a minimum. Forces that were put in place over 70 yrs will take a generation to weed out. An average babu spends at least 30-40 yrs in the system these ...
by Primus
02 Oct 2020 23:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1077069

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This is like the Rohit Vemulla incident all over again. There too, the opposition made a lot of noise, in the end the poor guy was not even a Dalit, it turns out. The idea is to divide the Hindu votes further, best way to do this is to carve out the Dalit votes, BehenJi tried it but failed, this is ...
by Primus
02 Oct 2020 21:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1077069

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Yogi gov has made mistakes here. The most serious one is forcing the family to cremate the body at night. Then blocking access to village. So media starts creating stories. Rather they should have given access to channels who promise to report the situation as it is. So far all actions seem like da...
by Primus
27 Sep 2020 19:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835476

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

My friend also had it in Hyd. His regiment looked similar. Vit C/D/Zinc/Azithromycin/ Dexamethsone/FabiFlu Remsidvir Recovered now That's pretty much the standard treatment in most places in India + warfarin and tocilizumab for those who can afford it. However for the aged and those with comorbidit...
by Primus
27 Sep 2020 18:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835476

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Primusji, i wanted to find my dad so I had asked a local IMA contact to send me the list, this is the best I could get. I know for a fact that the list is incomplete. Also, the list contains names of the deceased recorded upto 8/31/20. I wish IMA had created a DB on their site where they constantly...
by Primus
26 Sep 2020 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835476

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

India has lost 382 doctors in battle on coronavirus, IMA told today :shock: :shock: Indra Ji, could you post a link? I can't find it on IMA's website or any of the news reports - they talk about it but there is no direct link. I know of two people from my college who died, but would like to see if ...
by Primus
26 Sep 2020 18:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1077069

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Agree completely. All doubters, please just read his book 'Hindu Terror'. Not well written, editing could have been better, but the facts speak for themselves.
by Primus
13 Sep 2020 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835476

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

asgkhan Ji, my condolences on the demise of your father. May he attain sadgati. Ambar Ji, I suspect the young doctor died of torsade de pointes - a fatal arrhythmia due to prolongation of the QT interval which can happen with HCQ. It may also have been some other kind of fatal allergic reaction. The...
by Primus
25 Aug 2020 03:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1077069

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I just tried ordering but it does not seem to allow international purchases or shipping although their website says it does. I've sent them an email.
by Primus
17 Aug 2020 06:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 454
Views: 66311

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

Why my little Haryana village celebrated Diwali on the 5th of August https://www.opindia.com/2020/08/why-my-little-haryana-village-celebrated-diwali-on-the-5th-of-august/ My roots lie in my ancestral village located in South Haryana. ................. So resonant with me. My roots are from the same...
by Primus
15 Aug 2020 04:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707071

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I don't want to go on about the Germans vs Japanese any more, that horse is beaten to death. Racism is inherent in any society, including ours, it is the the intensity and form that differs. One of the most poignant examples of how the blacks felt in a dominant, racist society was in South Africa. T...
by Primus
15 Aug 2020 02:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1077069

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

we are being taken for a ride. stage 3 cancer is never diagnosed so late in a celebrity like this convicted criminal. Unlike other cancers, lung cancer is extremely hard (next to impossible) to detect in earlier stages. From what I have read and heard in past, by the time lung cancer is detected, i...
by Primus
15 Aug 2020 02:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707071

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I believe the US was far more racist in 1940 than it is today, that has to have been of some importance in any decision they made during the War. In Hawaii, there were far less racial differences, i.e. the Japanese population was higher but correspondingly the whites were fewer, physical appearances...
by Primus
13 Aug 2020 18:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707071

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Anecdotally I have Japanese friends whose parents were interned and I have Germans in the family (by marriage) who had no internment in their entire extended family. But that is of course anecdotal. I accept that. You would not be wrong. Japanese were far less in number than Germans on the American...
by Primus
13 Aug 2020 04:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707071

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Why were the German Americans not interned in camps in the US? Was it just that there were too many of them? What about Italian Americans? Weren't we at war with them too? Internment of German Americans They were interned in both ww1 and ww2. And were classified as "enemy aliens" just lik...
by Primus
13 Aug 2020 03:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707071

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^ An April 1945 report projected casualties of 1,202,005—including 314,619 killed and missing—in Operations Olympic and Coronet, and more if either of the campaigns lasted more than 90 days." Why would the Americans risk these casualties rather than a nuke? I am not batting for the Japanese at...
by Primus
12 Aug 2020 19:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707071

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^^I would suggest some readings from that time and understanding the design of the A-bomb, which wasn't settled until July 1942. Please read the accounts from physicist Robert Serber who worked with Robert Oppenheimer. They needed a guarantee of design which would work without testing that would c...
by Primus
12 Aug 2020 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707071

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Regardless of all the so called 'evidence', anybody who has lived here long enough would realize that there are 45-50 million Americans that claim German ancestry. This is the biggest single group. There were 'Bunds' all over New York and other places during the war. Even though they fell apart even...
by Primus
10 Aug 2020 17:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2738
Views: 121701

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

Y'know, I can't figure out what Gandhi was after, either. Years ago, a gori casually informed me that Gandhi was the first leader (PM/ prez) of (modern) India. I was shocked, and hastened to inform her that was not the case. While I was pretty annoyed at her casual presumption that Gandhi would hav...
by Primus
10 Aug 2020 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707071

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Not sure where to put this, feel free to move Don't let the victors define morality – Hiroshima was always indefensible https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/09/dont-let-the-victors-define-morality-hiroshima-was-always-indefensible OT for the thread, but thought it is worth mentioning....
by Primus
10 Aug 2020 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2738
Views: 121701

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

Yad yad acarati sresthas tat tad evetaro janah Sa yat pramanam kurute lokas tad anuvartate Whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues. BG 3.21 Having said that - if one wants to understand ...
by Primus
09 Aug 2020 23:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2738
Views: 121701

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

Primusji From my own experience I can add another small thing one should try : Stick to you first name and surname(if you have and not deracinated to use one) and see how they quickly fall into place. I had a nurse outpatient joking asking me why can't I be a Smith or Jones and I asked what if I CO...
by Primus
08 Aug 2020 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2738
Views: 121701

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

We all have moments that shape our long term perspective like this. In 1992 I was too young and lacked interest in current affairs. I remember being woken up early morning in summer 1991 and being told RaGa Snr had been assassinated. I just shrugged 'so, just like his mother ?' and went back to sle...
by Primus
07 Aug 2020 02:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1077069

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Cross posting from Ram Janmabhoomi thread. said above ? How is that different from their views of (insert anyone else in his age group or older) ? Why do you think they hold this view ? Thanks for asking me this question. I will try to put into words the thoughts and observations I have had for a l...
by Primus
06 Aug 2020 04:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 454
Views: 66311

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

What a historic day, and what an amazing leader we have in Modi Ji. Agree completely with what has been said here already. Yet there are those that hate him for just being who he is, a natural born leader who has the greatest following in India of anybody since Gandhi - who I dare say would not have...
by Primus
29 Jul 2020 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 690107

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

True. For all the talk about Bharat Mata, I wonder how many of the gents here actually own Tata or Mahindra cars. I own a Hyundai xcent. I've owned Tata & Mahindra vehicles too and the experience was far from satisfactory. With Hyundai, you pay more for service but you get what you pay for -- b...
by Primus
29 Jul 2020 01:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8105
Views: 1077069

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

OpIndia report on the Anti-Hindu riots in Delhi is now live on Kindle store and available for purchase https://www.opindia.com/2020/07/delhi-riots-opindia-report-anti-hindu-kindle/ Also available on Amazon US for $2.99. You can read it for free on either site if you have a Kindle Unlimited account.
by Primus
04 Jul 2020 07:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967349

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Loved Modi Ji's speech. His cap has the XIV Corps emblem on it and he did mention it too. What a different vision from what the previous leadership had. 'The Weak cannot enforce peace'.

War is coming, even if it is not initiated by us.
by Primus
03 Jul 2020 00:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835476

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The problem I have is of the opposite nature. There are so many 'magic' cures offered for chronic illnesses that at best provide a 40-50% benefit and yet the companies that make these products earn billions of dollars from them. The amount of money spent on ads, promotions via physicians - both in ...
by Primus
01 Jul 2020 19:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835476

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Traditional remedies and other “alternative” treatments can succeed if they follow the following general guidelines: ⋅ clever marketing ⋅ high profile sponsorship ⋅ stay within legal framework ⋅ * claims (if not validated) ⋅ historical background an...
by Primus
01 Jul 2020 18:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835476

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Like I said, I don't know about the Coronil scandal, but if anybody claims 100% cure for anything, that in itself should be illegal. The only medications that come close to that degree of success are the ones for Hepatitis C which all reach a 95% cure rate. Nothing else in medicine - allopathic or o...
by Primus
01 Jul 2020 07:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835476

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

@Primus ji, I was with you till you brought in Homeopathy. There is no comparison between homeopathy and Ayurveda, as far as I know. While I have no medical knowledge, I thought that homeopathy is widely believed to be pseudoscience and not evidence-based. Please correct me if I am wrong. We can ta...
by Primus
01 Jul 2020 02:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835476

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Some questions.. Hopefully you can answer. what is your definition of cure? What is the allopathy definition of cure? what is Ayurvedic definition of cure? What is Indian government of money allocation for Allopathy research vs Ayurvedic research? Does Indian government allow Ayurvedic medicines to...
by Primus
30 Jun 2020 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967349

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Agree with the thrust of your post, but... I assume you have a credible source to justify this choice of words? Source? I’ll do you one better, experience. Second, no one stands around counting who killed what and where when shit Is flying all over. I’ve no doubt, our men fought valiantly but pleas...
by Primus
30 Jun 2020 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967349

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Raveen wrote:
Narad wrote:Satellite pics show that the dam has considerably warped at may points. It is a ticking time bomb. IMG



That's a terrible PS job


Poor stitching. Anybody who knows even a little bit of PS could do a better job.
by Primus
20 Jun 2020 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967349

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

There are too many people even here on BRF who seem to be part of the 'saboot gang'. It is disturbing that Rakshaks can doubt the intent of the present leadership both in civilian office and in the armed forces. The process of Chini incursion has been going on since 1962 or even earlier, it takes a ...

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