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by Primus
21 Apr 2018 02:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4523
Views: 235571

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: 4523
Views: 235571

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: 4523
Views: 235571

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: 1224
Views: 143695

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: 1224
Views: 143695

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: 1224
Views: 143695

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: 1224
Views: 143695

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: 1224
Views: 143695

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: 1224
Views: 143695

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: 1224
Views: 143695

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: 1224
Views: 143695

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: 103
Views: 8407

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: 541
Views: 45047

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: 3368
Views: 190202

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: 4523
Views: 235571

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: 4523
Views: 235571

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: 4523
Views: 235571

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: 4523
Views: 235571

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: 4523
Views: 235571

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: 4523
Views: 235571

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: 4523
Views: 235571

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: 4523
Views: 235571

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: 4523
Views: 235571

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: 4523
Views: 235571

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: 4523
Views: 235571

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...
by Primus
17 Jul 2017 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 31859

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

^^ The other reason is that once a muslim gets a 'western education' or degree, he is highly desirable to the peacefools, esp in ME where they crave the attention of goras but will be happy with substitutes. BMJ in days of yore used to carry job adverts from the ME that very clearly asked for Briti...
by Primus
14 Jul 2017 22:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 31859

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

^^ The other reason is that once a muslim gets a 'western education' or degree, he is highly desirable to the peacefools, esp in ME where they crave the attention of goras but will be happy with substitutes. BMJ in days of yore used to carry job adverts from the ME that very clearly asked for Britis...
by Primus
14 Jul 2017 03:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 31859

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

The Indian state needs to build capabilities to after the leadership and the elite and punish outsiders - and suppress the fake objections of fifth columnists. Eventually the elite has to sue for reconciliation under a forced set of circumstances. This force has to bear the force of the state. Anyb...
by Primus
14 Jul 2017 01:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 31859

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

Dear All: those who want to edit Wikipedia, by all means go ahead & do it. Godspeed to you. But be forewarned about a few things: 1) Get into it only if you are willing to stick with it for the long haul. Your edits will be deleted/reversed, you will have to argue and make your case with sock-p...
by Primus
13 Jul 2017 16:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 31859

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

No illusions about this, it was intended to send a message to NM, BJP, YA and all the Hindus - 'we can get you where you are most vulnerable and you won't be able to do anything to us'. Hence the response needs to be both visible and palpable. I am confident that it will be. Bahut ho chuka. Thanks ...
by Primus
12 Jul 2017 04:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar
Replies: 434
Views: 31859

Re: Amarnath Yatris killed in terror attack. Allahoakbar

I am so glad the title is back to the original. AoA is the War Cry of Islam, has been so since its inception. Ghazni and his men used it a thousand years ago, muslim terrorists and aggressors of all kinds use it every time they attack kafirs. It is not to 'strike fear into the hearts of the enemy' b...
by Primus
11 Jul 2017 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4523
Views: 235571

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

Some random thoughts on Aryan themes in Indian polity. 1)The people of southern TN are darkest while Cashmeres are fairest.The skin colour becomes darker towards south and east. 2)THe aryan-dravidan meme is strongest in TN.East Bengali peasants converted to Islam.The majority of Hindus in East Beng...
by Primus
09 Jul 2017 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4523
Views: 235571

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

Some perceptions are very hard to kill. Even Yuval Harari, in his otherwise excellent book 'Sapiens' falls victim to the AIT = India's caste system garbage and keeps flogging those two dead horses. Would you believe that today there is an active group of people who are believers in the 'Flat Earth'?...
by Primus
07 Jul 2017 19:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4523
Views: 235571

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

Wow that's rich considering we didn't actually colonize them. Angrez isn't a symbol of oppression. Aryan and n*gger are. Its called subverting the original meaning. Just like how Swastika has been subverted. And as i pointed out, Swastika is also an english word, bearing close resemblence to the or...
by Primus
07 Jul 2017 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4523
Views: 235571

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

^ Hmm...... if the native Americans did not have agriculture or wheat/rice how did they survive? By some estimates, the population of North America in the late 1400s was around the same as that of Europe or even higher. When the white man came, he did not find the local flora to be wild but orderly,...
by Primus
05 Jul 2017 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4523
Views: 235571

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

If thats not dogma, i don't know what is. It is very simple- if you wish to claim a settled urban society at a certain date, one needs to prove mankind was capable of farming or biome supported semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers at the said date. Otherwise, its just fanciful, uncorroborated stories. tha...
by Primus
05 Jul 2017 02:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4523
Views: 235571

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

But point is, scientifically speaking, when one is speculating, it must be theoretically possible and have no contradictory evidence towards it. So when we start to see, genetically speaking, all farming investigated so far is post ice-age, the body of evidence against an advanced/semi-advanced cit...
by Primus
04 Jul 2017 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4523
Views: 235571

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

I came back to this thread because a classmate of mine of the same ilk as the author of this farticle posted it on the FB page of our class as further 'proof' that he is indeed from the long-disadvantaged 'Dravidian' race, thus justifying his current 'privileged' status. For complex reasons, I am t...
by Primus
04 Jul 2017 22:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4523
Views: 235571

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

You need to give an explanation on how a city can exist prior to farming - or atleast show us what could've been farmed in 12,000 BC for a settled civilization to flourish on that age in India. I am no expert on this and though I do have Nilesh Ji's books, they are still on my 'to be read' list :( ...
by Primus
04 Jul 2017 22:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4523
Views: 235571

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

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/how-genetics-is-settling-the-aryan-migration-debate/article19091109.ece HAs this been critiqued already please? My sincere apologies if a repeat, but was keen to get a perspective from the learned gurujan including Hakim sa'ab et al TIA I came back to...

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