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by Pulikeshi
14 Oct 2018 11:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 619
Views: 32399

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: 619
Views: 32399

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: 619
Views: 32399

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: 619
Views: 32399

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: 2275
Views: 279034

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: 2275
Views: 279034

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: 2275
Views: 279034

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: 2275
Views: 279034

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: 2275
Views: 279034

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: 1032
Views: 98727

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: 310011

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: 936
Views: 115274

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: 150784

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: 600
Views: 27820

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: 310011

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: 310011

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: 310011

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: 1830
Views: 230449

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: 195204

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: 195204

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: 2163
Views: 209070

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: 2163
Views: 209070

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: 2275
Views: 279034

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: 2275
Views: 279034

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: 2275
Views: 279034

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: 2275
Views: 279034

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: 2275
Views: 279034

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: 2163
Views: 209070

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: 195204

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: 238465

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...
by Pulikeshi
10 Jun 2018 09:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2275
Views: 279034

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

I think an Indian victory changes everything. We crush Cheen along the border and poof goes its aura as a peer competitor to the US. .... After all, a powerful India with a victory already under its belt will already provide Asia with its needed security against Cheen. Strategy is all about asking,...
by Pulikeshi
14 May 2018 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 172
Views: 16216

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

POarSOmsceA Eleven’s two pronged attack - consolidation at home and super aggressive abroad described well. What I am not sure has been covered in detail by most analysts is the need for growth % due to a declining demographics in China. Wonder if all the strategyms attributed to Chinese Mandarins ...
by Pulikeshi
11 May 2018 10:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310011

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

^^^For what is its worth - it is not one strategy or the other, but to all the above - YES!

“As long as the Lions do not have their storytellers, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter” —-Old African Saying :mrgreen:

by Pulikeshi
18 Apr 2018 10:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2275
Views: 279034

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

Indian Navy trolls China Navy on Twitter over presence in Indian Ocean Twitter Link “#MissionBasedDeployments From Persian Gulf to Malacca Straits & from Northern Bay of Bengal to Southern Indian Ocean to East coast of Africa @indiannavy with 50 ships on vigil 24X7 keep our Area of Responsibili...
by Pulikeshi
17 Apr 2018 07:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310011

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

shiv wrote:
SBajwa wrote:
I once invited a Chinese person to my home offered her tea and she vomited right in my living room

That should not happen with lactose intolerance. Chinese product not working properly


I was more amazed at the speed of SBajwa on the Chinese product! :mrgreen: :twisted:
by Pulikeshi
05 Apr 2018 11:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1830
Views: 230449

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. You captured some of the complexities and connundrums - some suggestions that is still work in progress...
by Pulikeshi
04 Apr 2018 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1032
Views: 98727

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/male-snubs-delhi-again-returns-gift/articleshow/63603420.cms Seems like Maldives is begging for us to be whipped. India should send a huge bill and then try to take some atoll in lieu of that ;-) Why when one can ‘wait and watch weekly’ onlee? :mrgreen: An ...
by Pulikeshi
03 Apr 2018 10:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310011

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

A must read paper for all those trying to understand the evolution, conflict and opportunities genetics presents with archeology. Divided by DNA: The uneasy relationship between archaeology and ancient genomics “Half the archaeologists think ancient DNA can solve everything. The other half think anc...
by Pulikeshi
30 Mar 2018 10:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310011

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

^^^A while ago when I look at these lemurian videos they seem to be connected to some EJs propagandu - not really sure what their angle is...
Perhaps someone has looked into this angle and shed some light.
by Pulikeshi
29 Mar 2018 11:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5058
Views: 310011

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

Nilesh, Since you read/contribute on this thread. I just watched your presentation online at the Swadeshi conf. First, congrats on a fantastic job on doing a purvapaksha and then demolishing the Dogma. You should plan to speak more :mrgreen: If you are receptive, here are two points for you to consi...

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