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by Rudradev
20 Apr 2018 20:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4518
Views: 234803

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

Interesting Tweet from Vagheesh: https://twitter.com/vagheesh/status/986303801173991424 In the next phase of the paper, I am specifically looking at lactose persistence alleles. This will show directly, that prior to steppe ancestry arrival, people within the subcontinent could not lacked the enzym...
by Rudradev
20 Apr 2018 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4518
Views: 234803

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

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5702378/ World-wide distributions of lactase persistence alleles and the complex effects of recombination and selection Anke Liebert,1,3 Saioa López,1 Bryony Leigh Jones,1 Nicolas Montalva,1,2,4 Pascale Gerbault,1,5 Winston Lau,1 Mark G. Thomas,1 Neil Br...
by Rudradev
17 Apr 2018 18:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4518
Views: 234803

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

Arun,

Will do. May take until next week as I'm traveling currently.
by Rudradev
17 Apr 2018 09:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4518
Views: 234803

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

Excellent job, Arun. Congratulations!!! It is noteworthy that Vagheesh et al have left an IED to pre-empt the line of reasoning that Iranian Agriculturists had genetic origins in India (" No Significant Evidence for AASI-Related Gene Flow into Ancient Iranian Agriculturalists"), Supplement...
by Rudradev
16 Apr 2018 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5068
Views: 425998

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

No fan of the author, but even he wouldnt have the cojones to make up a story like this. https://www.indiatoday.in/world/europe/story/ins-vikramaditya-india-relieved-indian-navy-russia-shiv-aroor-217727-2013-11-17 The author has 400% made it up. My first cousin, then a Lt. Cdr. and helicopter pilot...
by Rudradev
11 Apr 2018 03:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4518
Views: 234803

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

1. To estimate what the ancestry of Steppe_EMBA is. You use clusters determined from presumably older sample populations (Chalolithic, Hunter-Gatherer) to see if the resultant admixture can account for ancestry of a later population (Early-Middle Bronze Age). 2. Sure, somebody has to do it and publi...
by Rudradev
10 Apr 2018 22:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4518
Views: 234803

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

Arun, As introductory material I found both these youtube video courses quite engaging and well-made. This is a series of classroom lectures about introductory bioinformatics and the analytical techniques commonly used. It seems geared more to people with a comp-sci or math background than to biolog...
by Rudradev
10 Apr 2018 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 240
Views: 20059

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Wage-push inflation is on the way.
by Rudradev
10 Apr 2018 03:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4518
Views: 234803

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

No, smaller p value indicates less chance of it being a random observation and more likelihood of your hypothesis being correct. Hence the right column is the best "fit".
by Rudradev
10 Apr 2018 03:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4518
Views: 234803

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

Is it surprising that their model got match hits with even 140 out of 246 Indian population samples? Not at all. See, their model was Steppe_MLBA + Iran_N + AASI. Steppe MLBA= 74% Steppe_EMBA and other things. Steppe_EMBA = Iranian Chalcolithic and European Hunter-Gatherer. Iranian Chalcolithic pre...
by Rudradev
10 Apr 2018 01:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4518
Views: 234803

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

I had thought that they used the 4 groups - Swat SGPT+ Early Historic,Punjabi, Mala - as a quick way of identifying ancestral populations; and then used the resulting model on some (246 - 106) = 140 Indian groups and found a good match. It doesn't matterhow they arrived at their model as long as th...
by Rudradev
10 Apr 2018 00:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4518
Views: 234803

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

Excellent points, Rudradev! Why don't you counter Vagheesh on Twitter? Or you should blog about this kind of buffoonery. Had a couple of simple poochs: 1) Where did this " a large number of modern day Indians have Steppe DNA " come from? I am hearing it for the first time these days. Neve...
by Rudradev
09 Apr 2018 17:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4518
Views: 234803

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

Deconstructing the bullshit in the Vagheesh paper. 1) The first thing to examine, as has been referred to here previously, is the validity of considering the three so-called "Indus Periphery" samples as (a) a statistical cluster in its own right, particularly given the rather large degree ...
by Rudradev
04 Apr 2018 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143607

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-i...
by Rudradev
04 Apr 2018 05:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4518
Views: 234803

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

No, Davidski is the small-minded bigmouth who runs the Eurogenes blog.
by Rudradev
04 Apr 2018 02:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4518
Views: 234803

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

Why are they called Ancient Ancestral SOUTH INDIAN? Is it because the current south Indians are descendants of these people as found out by the genetic analysis of the current paper? What percent of the current south Indians have this AASI markers? What percentage of current south Indians have Iran...
by Rudradev
04 Apr 2018 00:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4518
Views: 234803

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

My knowledge is minimal on this topic but i have a question.Isn't AASI denotes hunters and gatherers, so how can they build a civilization? Shouldn't builders of IVC be this mixture between Iranians and AASI? Gandharva ji, AASI doesn't denote any kind of population, because it doesn't really exist ...
by Rudradev
04 Apr 2018 00:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4518
Views: 234803

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

But there is a problem in the paper. The "Iranian agriculturalists" who mixed with "AASI" around 4500 BCE to produce the Indus_Periphery persons were respectively the ancestors of the "Iranian agriculturalists" and "AASI" who mixed around 1700 BCE to produce ...
by Rudradev
03 Apr 2018 03:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4518
Views: 234803

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

What is the paper trying to establish with this "admixture" claim? It seems to be saying that the three (putative) IVC emigres showed a much more ancient admixture between markers from Iranian Agriculturists and AASI than modern-day samples (Palliyar). The implication is that people from t...
by Rudradev
02 Apr 2018 10:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4518
Views: 234803

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

What puzzles me most about the paper: These results suggest that the ASI and ANI were both largely unformed at the beginning of the 2nd millennium BCE, and imply that the ASI may have formed in the course of the spread of West Asian domesticates into peninsular India beginning around 3000 BCE (wher...
by Rudradev
29 Mar 2018 22:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2767
Views: 194836

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Details Emerge About Abbasi's "Strip Search" At JFK ! He Was Asked To ( just! ) Remove His "Coat And Belt" :D PM Shahid Abbasi Told to Remove His Coat & Belt at New York Airport According to reports, the PM was on a private visit to his ailing sister in the United States. He...
by Rudradev
29 Mar 2018 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3732
Views: 180392

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

Actually, regarding Putin, the truth is closer to what PankajS has described. For about 8 years after first becoming Russia's president, Putin picked his battles and bided his time. He tried a combination of good-faith outreach and wait-and-watch patience in his approaches to many neighbouring state...
by Rudradev
29 Mar 2018 02:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143607

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Meanwhile the onslaught on H1-B visa continues, first there was a freeze on premium processing, now these anti H1-B visa posters in the BART subway system. Such inflammatory posters can potentially lead to racist attacks. Hindus for Orange-utan coalition ought to bear some responsibility for this b...
by Rudradev
29 Mar 2018 01:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143607

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Theek hai boss. I still think there are things we can learn from how China and the Chinese are going about it, without becoming just like them or meeting the same fate as Indians in the Caribbean. We can agree to disagree on that.
by Rudradev
28 Mar 2018 23:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143607

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I have read before what Kati has written. Even if we assume that there is a great Chinese conspiracy let us be clear the Indian govt doesn't have - neither is going to have such a strategy in future. Indian immigration is voluntary. I am not sure how you can speak to what the Indian govt will or wi...
by Rudradev
28 Mar 2018 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143607

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Perhaps you don't see it yet because its full effects will only become manifest over time. That doesn't mean it isn't happening. Please take a look at Kati's post here: https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=2261100#p2261100 which points out many aspects of what is clearly a multi-pronged...
by Rudradev
28 Mar 2018 22:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143607

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Surely one can exercise viveka in choosing what aspects to emulate and what to reject. Nobody said we have to duplicate the whole of Chinese history, experience, or anything else. India did not need to have a "cultural revolution" or "great leap forward" in order to achieve rapid...
by Rudradev
28 Mar 2018 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 707
Views: 88568

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/03/afghanistan-taliban-tashkent-conference/556508/ Is Peace on the Horizon for Afghanistan? An offer of talks by the Ghani government was met with silence from the Taliban. That, in itself, could be a good sign. Krishnadev Calamur Is it time for...
by Rudradev
28 Mar 2018 21:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2767
Views: 194836

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Put your coffee down before reading this. PHC closes 99 ‘fake’ centres in a week 99 fake treatment centres being run by quacks 55 general quacks, 28 fake dentists, 14 bone-setters and two hakeems anti-quackery campaign AoA! No more wije quacks at this article, pleaj! https://www.dawn.com/news/13975...
by Rudradev
28 Mar 2018 10:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143607

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Avarachan's frame of reference is certainly guided by his own faith system. But he is as much of Indian origin as any other Hindu American. He certainly is, and he is a more patriotic Indian than many who were born in India. I do not dispute that, but disagree with his moral critique and prescripti...
by Rudradev
28 Mar 2018 10:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143607

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

RD: Why crucify Gandhi in the mix? He never said keep your dreams small!! BTW: The example you cited is not some Gandhian moral. Asteya - To not covet what belongs to others, but indeed respect their rights is one of the 10 Lakshanas or values to follow in our lives. The origin of these Lakshanas a...
by Rudradev
28 Mar 2018 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143607

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

. WTF good is a Narrative under these circumstances? The only Narrative that most Indians take with them when they go abroad is that their dear co-Bharatiyas are out to rip them off and shove them in the gutter at any opportunity and the BS Bozos are out with their corrupt arrogance to make life ev...
by Rudradev
28 Mar 2018 04:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 888
Views: 62688

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Has this been posted before? https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/Maldives-lifts-state-of-emergency-defusing-China-India-tensions According to Indian government sources, China sent several vessels, including missile destroyers, near the Maldives, apparently in response to...
by Rudradev
28 Mar 2018 04:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Cambridge Analytica and Next Color Revolutions India
Replies: 103
Views: 8403

Re: Cambridge Analytics and Next Color Revolutions India

By any chance awardwapasi, intolerance all part of CA plan? That was just the beginning. During and after the Gujarat elections last year the plan kicked into a higher gear. Targeted caste-based violence in Gujarat and Maharashtra. The ascension of specific (and brand-new) political leaders in Sout...
by Rudradev
28 Mar 2018 03:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143607

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

There is no reason why this land and its riches should not belong to Dharmics of Bharatiya origin. It has belonged to enough different peoples before. It will belong in future to those with the strength, intelligence, and will to take it. This is exactly what the British imperialists said to justif...
by Rudradev
28 Mar 2018 03:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1224
Views: 143607

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

... One should keep an wide eye toward China which is supplying bulk of the int'al students to the US schools. Some interesting trends are worth noticing with the chinese students. ... Absolutely. Thanks Kati ji for the very insightful writeup. The Chinese have no diffidence about their right to ex...
by Rudradev
25 Mar 2018 09:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 78
Views: 10745

Re: India-France news

So Macron's regime is a major departure from the Socialist govt. of Francois Hollande, a Tony-Blairesque poodle of Washington who happily went to war on America's behalf in Libya, Syria and elsewhere. You’ve got that backwards. The Libyan operation was championed by the (Republican/UMP) Sarkozy and...
by Rudradev
23 Mar 2018 21:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 240
Views: 20059

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Meet John Bolton (again). Unreconstructed 2003-model Neocon, and new NSA of the United States. You could not get further away from McMaster, a general who would hesitate to risk the lives and limbs of his men on reckless and strategically unviable adventures. https://www.theatlantic.com/internationa...

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