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by Rudradev
25 Jun 2019 04:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2324
Views: 328788

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

So the USCIRF released yet another "freedom of religion report" on India. It says all the expected things. If you feel like tickling your bulemia you can read the report here: https://www.uscirf.gov/sites/default/files/Tier2_INDIA_2019.pdf The Indian Govt has rejected the report. https://w...
by Rudradev
21 Jun 2019 02:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: "Religious freedom and the law in India" -1
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: "Religious freedom and the law in India" -1

One more resource. A sort of FAQ and very condensed overview of the content of SN Balagangadhara's "The Heathen In His Blindness": itself a brilliant but very long and dense tome. This would provide some context for understanding the ideas in Anil Rao's thesis. http://www.hipkapi.com/2011/...
by Rudradev
21 Jun 2019 00:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: One Nation One Election: News & Non-political Discussions
Replies: 24
Views: 1418

Re: One Nation One Election: News & Non-political Discussions

I am looking for folks to share arguments why this is a bad idea. I am actually in favour of ONOE, but here are a few counter-arguments that others have shared or that come to mind. 1) National elections are for national issues. Local elections are for local issues. If a state govt of (e.g.) BJP is...
by Rudradev
20 Jun 2019 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: First International Yoga Day
Replies: 101
Views: 5006

Re: First International Yoga Day

The "Daily Mail" is anything BUT Leftist. It's a UKIP/BNP Brexit-supporting white-supremacist rag.
by Rudradev
20 Jun 2019 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: "Religious freedom and the law in India" -1
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: "Religious freedom and the law in India" -1

X-posting from Strat 2019 thread, as this is a repository for resources: This will help. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QAjiv90pR3VH_0VxNZShuppRNCZuXPfF/view?usp=sharing "Freedom of Religion and the Supreme Court of India" Anil Rao, Master's Thesis in Law, University of Ghent. (This is B...
by Rudradev
19 Jun 2019 03:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 34
Views: 5805

Re: The Autobiography Of A Killer

In addition to Dileep's points, I would add the minor nitpick that it's best to be consistent with formatting style. For example, sometimes you have everything in italics, sometimes spoken dialogue in italics, and sometimes "inner thoughts/monologue" in italics. This is fine for a first dr...
by Rudradev
18 Jun 2019 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 34
Views: 5805

Re: The Autobiography Of A Killer

Great storytelling. Keeps up a riveting pace, with a very relatable main character. And the experiences you narrate seem genuinely authentic... just enough details to make everything feel real without drowning the reader in words. I am eager to find out why all the cadets are famished-looking. Was t...
by Rudradev
15 Jun 2019 05:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 189
Views: 19469

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

Dear Vkumar ji, I'm sure you intended your joke to be profound. What remains to be understood, in rational terms, is that M. Nostradamus is named after the Cathedral Notre Dame, which itself was recently desecrated (and almost destroyed through arson) by Muslim arsonists. There is only one way to de...
by Rudradev
15 Jun 2019 04:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 189
Views: 19469

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

The best-ever kind of Holocaust is one in which we ourselves never have to bear the costs or the blame, but after which we (and other human civilizations) can benefit from the inadvertent fruits. So yes, President Donald Trump, go at Iran with *no* holds barred. Lead with your W88s, your W76s. All t...
by Rudradev
15 Jun 2019 03:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 189
Views: 19469

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

No, Manu ji, we don't have to agree at all. However, President Trump is facing a 42% level of support in public opinion, with almost every Democratic candidate (Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg) beating him in recent speculative polls. There is exactly one route available to him, in order to domina...
by Rudradev
15 Jun 2019 02:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 189
Views: 19469

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

No, Manu ji. It will make Sunni Islam the *sole and only* opponent of the Christian West. Once Shias are gone, then what? The Sunnis are going to regroup and threaten Judeo-Christian civilization (it is their very nature). For us, this is an excellent outcome. At that point, with (a) massive product...
by Rudradev
15 Jun 2019 02:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 189
Views: 19469

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

Quite frankly, I'm not perturbed by the sabre-rattling at all. In fact, I dearly hope that it escalates eventually to hot war between the US and Iran, with lots of ordinance flying around. Hopefully, Iran is nuked first, and massively. Reasons: 1) The mass deaths of Muslims, specifically Muslims of ...
by Rudradev
11 Jun 2019 02:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Urgent need for a Pakistan desk/Pakistan chair in India
Replies: 54
Views: 2698

Re: Urgent need for a Pakistan desk/Pakistan chair in India

One should tie a long rope to one leg of the Pakistan Chair. This is to be pulled from behind when the occupant of the Pakistan Desk tries to sit down.
by Rudradev
11 Jun 2019 00:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2324
Views: 328788

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

A warning from Rajeev Srinivasan in Swarajya. Modi And The World: Here Be Dragons - Jun 10, 2019, 11:18 am https://swarajyamag.com/ideas/modi-and-the-world-here-be-dragons ... But perhaps the most worrisome, and under-appreciated, threat comes from a framing and a narrative that have gained currency...
by Rudradev
08 Jun 2019 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 428
Views: 53583

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

There's a very nice Youtube talk by Sankrant Sanu about "Why India Is Still A Colonial State". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY-E-6KsVPg His thesis: the Indian constitution, largely based on the British Government of India Act of 1935, preserves the state structures of British colonialis...
by Rudradev
08 Jun 2019 01:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 428
Views: 53583

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

True, but look at the heft of the Gene Sharp- Color Rev technique even where KSA is concerned. That one journalist who was made kheema-gotala in the Istanbul consulate has changed the picture dramatically... US Congress voting to stop support for the Yemen war, FAR less support in DupleeCity for the...
by Rudradev
08 Jun 2019 00:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 428
Views: 53583

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

2. RDji, I also dont think color revolution can work here ... Color revolutions can be used to disorient them and then execute the main plan but that can never shake the deep state. It might lead to Lawyer mushy ousting or Sharif jailing and kaptan getting selected. APji that's what color revolutio...
by Rudradev
07 Jun 2019 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 428
Views: 53583

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

I'd like to XPost links to some posts I made in the 2019 Political Strategy thread, regarding techniques that have been used to engineer Colour Revolutions by the Culinary Institute. In the other thread, they are meant to highlight threats to India's stability. However, it may be worth considering i...
by Rudradev
07 Jun 2019 22:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40025

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Some relevant excerpts from the Gene Sharp article on Nonsite, linked above: Gene Sharp’s The Politics of Nonviolent Action was widely and, in general, favorably reviewed. The Western Political Quarterly deemed the tome “monumental,” and Armed Forces and Society compared it to Adam Smith’s The Wealt...
by Rudradev
07 Jun 2019 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4293
Views: 425928

Re: Internal Security Watch

The recent spate of violence (by peacefuls in Delhi, but also by lovelys in Mizoram) is most likely a direct response to the appointment of the left's worst nightmare, Amit Shah, as Home Minister. They want to challenge him on the front foot. If he responds forcefully it fulfills their claim that fa...
by Rudradev
07 Jun 2019 21:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40025

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

THIS is the kind of threat India has to be most wary of now. https://nonsite.org/article/change-agent-gene-sharps-neoliberal-nonviolence-part-one The above article is an in-depth exploration of a shadowy character named Gene Sharp. He is the architect of the entire Colour Revolution methodology empl...
by Rudradev
07 Jun 2019 03:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Problems in Panjab and their Strategic Impact
Replies: 51
Views: 4591

Re: Social Problems in Panjab and their Strategic Impact

Drug smugglers and dealers in Punjab are going to have to be confronted with a Rodrigo Duterte approach. Expecting, of course, that the Trudeau-Khalistanis, the California-Khalistanis, the Southall-Khalistanis et al will start up the same kind of hue-and-cry that the globalists have recently been pe...
by Rudradev
07 Jun 2019 02:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 444
Views: 48373

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

The "West" is fond of huge urban areas and therefore small rural areas. They are well structured in every way (suburban, transportation systems, finance, etc) to support this thinking. Which is reflected in: the chief technology officer of London’s transportation office, have argued that ...
by Rudradev
07 Jun 2019 02:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3220
Views: 566543

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Much of this $220 billion liquidity surge found its way into the hands of shadow banks, which in turn sparked a series of financial ructions that I won’t pretend to fully understand. Fair criticism? Someone more knowledgeable can illuminate. Sort of. By definition NBFCs cannot hold bank deposits be...
by Rudradev
06 Jun 2019 03:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40025

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I just had a tubelight moment regarding exactly WHY it is vitally important to challenge the notion of "HinduISM" as a "RELIGION"... the category in which Indian Secularists have constrained and cast it since at least 1950. 1. The traditional values and ethical precepts of Dharma...
by Rudradev
06 Jun 2019 03:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40025

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

What the f***? https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/robert-vadra-abroad-treatment-1541360-2019-06-03 Robert Vadra allowed to travel abroad for treatment, but cannot go to London In a relief to Robert Vadra, a CBI Special Court on Monday allowed Vadra to travel to the United States and the Netherlan...
by Rudradev
06 Jun 2019 00:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 406
Views: 40025

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

An article The Atlantic that is surprisingly balanced (by Western globalist media standards) regarding Modi. Ironically it is by a Bangladeshi-American Muslim, Reihan Salam. The reason I'm posting here (in full) is that he seems to be championing certain policy proposals by a think-tank called IDFC,...
by Rudradev
05 Jun 2019 02:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94426

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

What does Modi offer every Indian? Dignity of day-to-day living. Economic stability. Social stability. Security. And most importantly of all... the best chance they've ever had of real upward mobility for current and future generations, acquired through education and economic opportunity. The kinds ...
by Rudradev
05 Jun 2019 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4885
Views: 661902

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Terroristan terrorists are unable to mount anymore spectacular attacks that require a lot of planning, training and funding, like the Parliament attack, 26/11 or the various serial, coordinated bombings of cities and trains all over India starting from 1993 etc. The terrorists will always choose th...
by Rudradev
31 May 2019 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94426

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

CABINET MINISTERS 1 Narendra Modi Prime Minister and also in-charge of: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; and All important policy issues; and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister 2 Amit Shah Home Minister 3 Rajnath...
by Rudradev
31 May 2019 03:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 469
Views: 33404

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

It is vital... absolutely vital... to expose the public as broadly as possible to the knowledge that Deep Fakes technology exists and will very soon be accessible at the laptop level. https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/22/mona-lisa-frown-machine-learning-brings-old-paintings-and-photos-to-life/?utm_sour...
by Rudradev
31 May 2019 01:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections
Replies: 73
Views: 7381

Re: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections

A_Gupta Ji, please edit the Google Doc. Also, anybody else who has additions, put them in the Google Doc so we don't duplicate efforts.

I've set the permissions for everyone to edit. Please let me know if there are issues.
by Rudradev
31 May 2019 01:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections
Replies: 73
Views: 7381

Re: Structural Reforms Milestones post 2019 Elections

Ramana I have started the process with a google document.

All are welcome to edit. No rhetorical bhashans or vague ideas please. Be specific and to the point.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AXP ... sp=sharing
by Rudradev
31 May 2019 00:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94426

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Ramana garu, I was so happy that (as per a promise I made on our WhatsApp group, should BJP cross 300 on its own)... I treated all the attendees to a round of beer at our May 25th NJ Jirga!!
by Rudradev
31 May 2019 00:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94426

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

I think it is, in general, a good thing if state-level leaders are regularly rotated to central ministries and vice versa. States need to see a new face of leadership from time to time, even if administration has overall been good; this is particularly true of states that have had multi-term incumbe...
by Rudradev
30 May 2019 04:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94426

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Yes. Someone should tell Advocate K T S Tulsi that Tata Memorial Cancer Centre in Mumbai is excellent. Conveniently located within a few km of Arthur Road Jail. :mrgreen:
by Rudradev
30 May 2019 03:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 94426

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

One more "result" of 2019 General Election... https://swarajyamag.com/insta/robert-vadra-claims-having-developed-tumour-in-intestine-asks-court-to-be-allowed-to-fly-to-london-for-treatment During a hearing before a special CBI court in Delhi today ( 29 May), Robert Vadra claimed that he ne...
by Rudradev
29 May 2019 21:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5130
Views: 383149

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

For anyone who wants an excellent basic primer on genetics-based argumentation around OOI vs AIT, this is a MUST-WATCH video. jha7sbKEn24 Dr. Vedam is not a geneticist but has a deep background in statistical analysis. He clearly describes how statistic methodologies and questionable assumption are ...
by Rudradev
25 May 2019 03:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 469
Views: 33404

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Not sure if it would be better to ask in general election thread or here. I'm trying to figure out some simple things regarding southern familia. I haven't lived in the southern region. Also i work in fields traditionally worked by white people. 1) how's english language any closer to southern lang...
by Rudradev
25 May 2019 03:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 469
Views: 33404

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

EJ threat that TN is facing now is unlike anything faced before. This is one reason why this thread is so important. To counter it is of utmost importance. Most of the propaganda that has gone against bjp was done by EJ community. This election has shown the power of WhatsApp forwards in TN . . +10...

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