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by Vijnan
28 Jan 2008 01:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-Israel: News and Discussion
Replies: 2533
Views: 273158

The Palestinian lying machine : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_B1H-1opys
by Vijnan
14 Jan 2008 05:09
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India - 3
Replies: 320
Views: 65409

Rushdie is visiting Mumbai and a section of the Muslim community are in a foul mood. We are going to see processions, if Rushdie does not cancel his visit. LINK Mumbai, January 13: Over 200 political activists protested author Salman Rushdie's stay in Mumbai and burnt his effigy Sunday evening, dema...
by Vijnan
14 Jan 2008 05:04
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India - 3
Replies: 320
Views: 65409

And lastly Raja Ram Mohan Roy, single man who is responsible for abolishment of Sanskrit from India. He staunchly apposed establishment of Sanskrit colleges during his time. If some good is done but at what cost. its all debatable. Raja Ram Mohan Roy also wanted "idol worship" to be a cri...
by Vijnan
13 Jan 2008 13:20
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India - 3
Replies: 320
Views: 65409

Radical Islam & Hindutva: Can the two be equated ?


That such discussion took place is unbelievable.
by Vijnan
07 Apr 2007 10:22
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 10
Replies: 377
Views: 102293

shiv wrote:The purpose of the statement was to define the Hindu as a thoughful and analytical, giving, sensitive and tolerant person that he is. All qualities that cause jealousy and heartburn among others who seek to bring down what they cannot be.


Well said.
by Vijnan
06 Apr 2007 13:30
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 71466

He is obviously a bot from dalitstan.org


Yeah
by Vijnan
06 Apr 2007 13:25
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 71466

Narayana Guru didn't have the same focus on brahmins because kerala never had any significant brahmin population.


Sri Narayan Guru did not "focus on" anybody
by Vijnan
06 Apr 2007 13:02
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 71466

However, people like Mahatma Phule or Sri Narayana Guru who worked to prevent those conversions are described as Nazis in this forum by some. In Phule's worldview, ALL Brahmins where evil, cunning, parasites, his obsession with Brahmins made him unhinged. In contrast Sri Narayan Guru was a saint, w...
by Vijnan
06 Apr 2007 12:57
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 71466

Considering who the oppressor was in this case, you might want to liken it to Jewish view of Nazis Obsessive hatred for a "oppressor" is a sign of mental sickness, which this "Mahatma" exhibited. This rant is clearly the work of a person who needed treatment Victory, eternal Vic...
by Vijnan
06 Apr 2007 12:24
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 71466


Again, your view of the history or take on the Peshwas is still as the war between two religions, demonizing one party



Just curious.
Were you previously in this forum as Narendhar?
by Vijnan
06 Apr 2007 12:22
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 71466

One can be equally dismissive of the praise showered on Peshwas. Mahatma Phule is talking by giving specific examples of discrimination by Peshwa rulers. Unlike Ambedkar, "Mahatma" Phule did not even pretend to be objective. His views on anything related to Brahmins has about the same cre...
by Vijnan
06 Apr 2007 11:26
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 71466

JwalaMukhi wrote:Sajan et al.,
Here is a take on the caste system from a blogger.
http://www.maanojrakhit.com/9788189746_11_7.pdf
Objectively look at what he has to say.


Disgusting.
by Vijnan
06 Apr 2007 11:15
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 71466

More on Mahatma Phule's opinion of the Peshwa rule - not as egalitarian as others would like to portray here


A lot of "Mahatma" Phule's works are anti Brahmin rants, they cannot be taken seriously.
by Vijnan
06 Apr 2007 11:04
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 71466

But they were made Shudras once the Peshwas superseded the Marathas.


When did this happen and how?
by Vijnan
09 Jul 2004 01:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 723
Views: 154899

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

Was CR Rao his student or the otherway around, or are they peers?
They are peers. CR Rao was the student of Fisher.
Short bio of C.R Rao : http://www.statconsortium.umd.edu/shortbio.htm
by Vijnan
04 Feb 2004 21:51
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004
Replies: 324
Views: 62820

Re: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 Jan 2004

http://jang.com.pk/important_events/dr.%20qadeer%20khan/index.html Qadeer Khan meets President Musharraf, seeks clemency ISLAMABAD: The founder of Pakistan's nuclear programme, Abdul Qadeer Khan, accepted full responsibility for all leaks of Pakistani nuclear data on Wednesday and sought clemency f...
by Vijnan
15 Jun 2003 12:24
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: India and the Social Sciences
Replies: 94
Views: 39656

Re: India and the Social Sciences

Clear case of Hindu facism .. I mean insisting that VC's of a Sanskrit University know Sanskrit .. why the hell is that neccessary?
by Vijnan
05 Jun 2003 15:33
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian History Discussions - III
Replies: 176
Views: 44690

Re: Indian History Discussions - III

I dunno if this belongs here.
An interesting link: http://www.shastarvidiya.org/
by Vijnan
29 May 2003 11:16
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian History Discussions - III
Replies: 176
Views: 44690

Re: Indian History Discussions - III

Originally posted by Sudarshan:
What did Satyajit Ray do?

Sudarshan
Some believe that Satyajit Ray's movies showed too much poverty.
by Vijnan
29 May 2003 08:01
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian History Discussions - III
Replies: 176
Views: 44690

Re: Indian History Discussions - III

Originally posted by Narendhar: If only we could have driven out Satyajit Ray and Amartya Sen we could have eliminated poverty! Amartya Sen visits India a only few times during the year :) , he has driven himself out ... one of the evil NRI's who dictate what India should do while sitting in AC cab...
by Vijnan
13 May 2003 00:35
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 85347

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

Originally posted by narayanan: Why is it conscience pricks only on the first day of 21st year of service? Anyone could explain? You don't think ACTION AID would give the post of Managing Director (or whatever, equivalent to COAS) for India to a guy who was known for having a "conscience", do you? ...
by Vijnan
12 May 2003 23:10
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 85347

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

Originally posted by rvaidya: What a place to write about " anti Democratic tendencies in india"--The item taken from " the hindu" by the Daily Times. Wonder if the Daily times has permission of The Hindu or do they have some understanding? http://www.sulekha.com/redirectnh.asp?cid=309179 Anti demo...
by Vijnan
10 May 2003 12:10
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 85347

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

Originally posted by Pulikeshi Varma: [b]Why has it become so cool to hate India 5. Terms such as “Hindu rate of growth”. One other esteemed ignoramus talked about corruption being a “Hindu problem”. Another example of shameless chest beating. Surely comes from the feeling of helplessness. Time to ...

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