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by Pulikeshi
22 Oct 2018 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44290

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

History will look upon her dissent kindly - glad we still have some smart Indian women in positions of power:

5 Key reasons why justice Indu Malhotra differed with the majority opinion
by Pulikeshi
22 Oct 2018 00:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44290

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Vp3M1pnkfzg Words like rational, etc. are being used without understanding that the Hindu traditions have a different framework. It was science before science! Brahmachari != Celibacy!!! :P Atleast a civilized debate with good arguments on both sides... see around 19m for ex where A Ranganathan cor...
by Pulikeshi
21 Oct 2018 05:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44290

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Why the top judges of the country want to change their profession and become Temple Managers? Because Hindus will not respond in unity or protest, whereas all others will, and tell them Supremes to not lose their day job! SC wants Shri Jagannath Temple to be opened to non-Hindus Tirupati controversy...
by Pulikeshi
21 Oct 2018 04:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44290

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

It is myth that Hindus don't manage temples well and Government and courts continue to use the myth to continue control. Many many temples of 1000 years old were managed well and survived. Government appointees are worse and more corrupt than devotees managing money and other temple aspects. Most s...
by Pulikeshi
20 Oct 2018 23:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44290

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

https://youtu.be/D1USkSQwENs?t=1140 Looks like Supreme Court conveniently ignored Indian religious laws went with making as if it is secular public place where all citizens can enjoy rights. Anti-Hindu groups (petitioners), Anti-Hindu Kerala Government (who wants to eliminate Hindus from temple boa...
by Pulikeshi
19 Oct 2018 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44290

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Slightly going off track, here. But still some forum members might be interested in the arcane aspects of law. The STC majority decision did label a bundle of Articles of the Constitution (25 to 30) as dealing with fundamental rights which includes the 'right to property'. However a subsequent ruli...
by Pulikeshi
19 Oct 2018 08:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44290

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

That is because they cannot deny the essential inevitability of the SC judgement . Indian citizens have the right to enter public places, regardless of race, color, gender (yes, creed too but we won't go there yet). The case is that simple. Is it a public place? Then all are welcome. If it is not, ...
by Pulikeshi
18 Oct 2018 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44290

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The present Devaswom Board President's family are all Ayyappa devotees with strong traditional ties to the shrine. But he is a shameless communist, whose God seems to be the Chief Minister of Kerala. First thanks for educating us all on the details. For what it is worth, heard this from old timers ...
by Pulikeshi
18 Oct 2018 10:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44290

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

protestors have a point. Since they all are born to polluting mothers who pollute whatever they touch and do so repeatedly month-after-month their children are free to pollute anything at will as well. Everything works out if one thinks on these lines. It seems protestors can and are speaking for t...
by Pulikeshi
18 Oct 2018 10:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44290

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Clean shaven Rahul Easwar was seen expressing his bogus standi near pampa. I believe devotees should not shave for 41 days. Suhasini Raj says she is a devotee of ayyappa but has come here to cover the ocassion in her professional capacity. There used to be a time when a devotee could lay their live...
by Pulikeshi
14 Oct 2018 11:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44290

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I don't understand why Hindus are not allowed to have their beliefs? This is a matter of faith not of laws. Different framework... we are seekers there is no faith, established in Indian law are the rights of the Diety. The true devotee seeks. Manithan unarnthu kolla, ithu manitha kaathal allae. At...
by Pulikeshi
14 Oct 2018 04:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44290

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The other thing is, who decides that they have heard and understood The Wishes Of The Deity accurately? The Supreme Court can read all they want, but when they have an authoritative answer on this pls let me know. SD ppl specifically reject the idea of One Prophet or Son etc who has total authority...
by Pulikeshi
14 Oct 2018 03:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44290

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Just a small point: This IS 2018. The Naisthik Brahmachari point if considered, would have to be considered in a modern context where this is OK to point out. Let me try to put it delicately. In Afghanistan and Pakistan (or Rome suburbs..), that would require banning all children of all ages and ge...
by Pulikeshi
14 Oct 2018 00:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 930
Views: 44290

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

While lots of idiocy aka baits on social justice theories have been thrown around on this thread from every side of the debate... PS: At the outset let me clearly state that I am agnostic to whether women of a particular age should be allowed to Sabarimala or not. I’ll make a few points perhaps not ...
by Pulikeshi
02 Oct 2018 04:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2304
Views: 284159

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Have a poser for those who want to play: Every Soup power has met its demise in the Af-Pak region, is CPEC going to be that demise with Chinese characteristics? That is a ridiculous folksy quote bandied about but has never made sense. Other than the Soviets, can't really obviosly say which superpow...
by Pulikeshi
02 Oct 2018 04:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2304
Views: 284159

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

chetak wrote:
Pulikeshi wrote:^^^ What iz this Dow-plus-one? Why for will the paan chaboa desi gobermint be interested in this scheme?


Perhaps, Milady was merely being sarcastic??


Loud and clear on milady’s sarcasm, by and by my query was on Dow-plus-one onlee!
by Pulikeshi
01 Oct 2018 03:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2304
Views: 284159

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Have a poser for those who want to play:
Every Soup power has met its demise in the Af-Pak region, is CPEC going to be that demise with Chinese characteristics?
by Pulikeshi
01 Oct 2018 03:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2304
Views: 284159

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Can't we see through their game plan? Are we such fools or are the Chinese so good at diplomacy? In fact, we have seen so many instances of the befuddled Chinese diplomacy that to think of them otherwise is foolish. Can’t agree more with this... This is confounding to the techinically skilled about...
by Pulikeshi
29 Sep 2018 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2304
Views: 284159

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

^^^ What iz this Dow-plus-one? Why for will the paan chaboa desi gobermint be interested in this scheme?
by Pulikeshi
29 Sep 2018 21:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1035
Views: 100317

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Only gwad knows but in line with previous speculation. https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-indian-navy-us-navy-were-on-standby-at-maldives-in-case-elections-were-rigged-subramanian-swamy-2667249 Indian Navy, US Navy were on standby at Maldives in case elections were rigged : Subramanian Swamy I t...
by Pulikeshi
22 Sep 2018 23:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310879

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

A long interesting talk about the gypsies, by Dr. Ian Hancock (himself a gypsy I think) - and one of the foremost experts on the people. The Indian connection is extensive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTsqiP196Uw The interest of the Gypsies/Rom/Dom/etc. people to write their own history and est...
by Pulikeshi
17 Sep 2018 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 937
Views: 115785

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Girl Groups Music Videos on Karachi beaches: How can that not make things better for everyone involved? All may be lost - The Pakis have won! Never ever seen Chinese girls brave the ‘Indo-Pak’ SUN like these pretty ones... :P :rotfl: Waiting for the song to be reshot with Chinese girl in sun hats a...
by Pulikeshi
06 Sep 2018 12:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 151787

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Prem wrote:Image


Dieu est grand moi petite! :rotfl:
by Pulikeshi
03 Sep 2018 00:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 602
Views: 28561

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

A number of evolutionary biologists in the past as well were baffled about the surprising similarity between evolutionary theory and Hinduism. British evolutionary biologist JBS Haldane, for instance, suggested that Hindu concept of dashavatara- the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu- is a rough idea ...
by Pulikeshi
22 Aug 2018 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310879

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

Speaking of jambudweepa, can anybody point me in the direction of vetted scholars studies on the subject of dvipas and surrounding oceans. Much appreciated. Sadly, these dvipas come under fictional category. We can't seriously prove there is a ocean of milk out there. Back when Bhuddism was mainstr...
by Pulikeshi
04 Aug 2018 22:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310879

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

Going to hold my opinions till the papers and data are presented and read: That said, very edjumacated injuns seem to miss the social engineering techniques of Al Hara-Ward bin Kitabi scholars: 1. If ASI or AASI was the substrate and background of India - why not called it Ancient South Asians (ASA)...
by Pulikeshi
04 Aug 2018 06:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310879

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

There were no Harappans and no Aryans. If you believe that there were, then you are on a wild goose chase of proving who came from what or where. The Hara-Appa peeps were Green skinned and only ate vegetables. The infuriated non-veg eating chariot driving White skinned Aryans (racists that they wer...
by Pulikeshi
28 Jul 2018 22:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1884
Views: 236064

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

This is the most absurd piece of fake news I have seen against Hindus and Hinduism, spread by the New York Times: This narrative about yoga’s ancient roots has become a sacrament for Hindu nationalists, and it is echoed in the West.... This needs to spread far and wide, so Indians know that even yo...
by Pulikeshi
26 Jul 2018 11:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 195596

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Immy would copy the Modi template and invite South Asian leaders for his inauguration. Just need to be sure we aren't the first country to turn the invitation down. Send Tendulkar instead. He is also a cricketer, highly decorated and a member of Parliament. Should be more than equal=equal for IK. W...
by Pulikeshi
26 Jul 2018 11:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 195596

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

As for the elimination of hate and the jihadi narrative... It wouldn't be a stretch to say that every time there has been an apparent rapprochement in ties, there is some kind of asinine Pak Army action that leads to war or war-like conditions. . . . Stating this differently, it is my claim that Ka...
by Pulikeshi
01 Jul 2018 11:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2167
Views: 210285

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

^^^Indian Foriegn Policy challenges and opportunities are immense. You opinion above is merely just an singular dimensional pursuit of your camp. :roll: Kudos for being consistently parochial, but try not to push it as what’s in India’s interest. India has and needs to be her own vamp! She pays good...
by Pulikeshi
30 Jun 2018 14:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2167
Views: 210285

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

India’s foreign relations are in tatters and the Modi government has only itself to blame Modi’s diplomatic ‘conquests’ are history and India’s foreign relations resemble a train-wreck. Here’s how government’s missteps have broken its own momentum. India’s external and strategic environment is look...
by Pulikeshi
28 Jun 2018 09:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2304
Views: 284159

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

SSridhar wrote:
Rudradev wrote:We should welcome it, and propose to hold the first 2 + 1 session in Taipei.

That's why China has restricted this format of dialogue to 'South Asia' alone !!


India should then say, it is acceptable if and only if, China will accept a 2 + 1 formula in the Indo-Pacific :P :twisted:
by Pulikeshi
27 Jun 2018 12:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2304
Views: 284159

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

{Very devious, IMO. China is trying to assure India that by launching such '2+1' dialogues, it will reduce India's mistrust and take into account our concerns. But, essentially, it is aimed at making India concede space officially and implicitly to China in India's backyard as this would amount to ...
by Pulikeshi
26 Jun 2018 13:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2304
Views: 284159

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

A better description of our strategy than "hedging" would be "soft-GUBOing to China while playing hard to get with US", we will end up like the proverbial dhobi ka kutta. This precise misunderstanding occurs when one misunderestimates India as the proverbial Kutta! :P :( When US...
by Pulikeshi
24 Jun 2018 19:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2304
Views: 284159

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

India’s hedging strategy is bound to fail https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/41800-india-hedging-strategy-bound-fail/ A well analyzed & written article. Ok, so Hedging is bad per this article - what should India do? What is different is that New Delhi, alongside, is also trying to reassure ...
by Pulikeshi
19 Jun 2018 09:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2304
Views: 284159

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Chinese envoy for 3-way talks with India, Pakistan - ToI The Chinese ambassador to India created a stir on Monday by proposing a China-India-Pakistan trilateral grouping, arguing that the India-China bilateral ties cannot stand another Doklam-type incident. One must agree with the Cheen Embarassdor...
by Pulikeshi
17 Jun 2018 12:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2167
Views: 210285

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

She need not say it either. Do you see China or the EU saying such drivel? Anyway, India plans to increase tariffs, so such talk is pointless. Such talk only exposes the immaturity of our politicians when it comes to geopolitics. Let me say at the outset, that I am somewhat disinterested in this......
by Pulikeshi
14 Jun 2018 09:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 195596

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Man divorces his wife so she can marry man who might become Prime Minister, The woman and her new husband travel to Middle East barefoot on a Private Jet to garner Blessings :twisted: https://i.redditmedia.com/U2TjzvGQYB_Svfc7-LWCA8r9doD_pHlwLwmzcY4u5YM.jpg?w=1024&s=383acb6e13312906a2e98560ced4...
by Pulikeshi
14 Jun 2018 09:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3492
Views: 238950

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

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/asia/iran-chess-indian-hijab-headscarf-rule-trnd-intl/index.html Kudos to Soumya and Heena for taking a stand! I hope when Sushma/Sitaraman visit Iran they do not need to wear the hijab. Or it they have to... Then make every Iranian male official that visits India wea...

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