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by Shwetank
17 Sep 2019 05:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 822
Views: 77451

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Some history from Canada, if this was in India and done by Hindus, it would widely disseminated in textbooks about system oppression built into the religion. how colonialism shattered relationships between Indigenous men and women The devastating effect of Indian residential schools is well known. A...
by Shwetank
08 Sep 2019 23:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3777
Views: 683133

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I am seeing a lot of stuff being shipped from Amazon are made in vietnam. Unbelievable that Modi & co let this opportunity slip by. Do they have any clue what is going on between China & Vietnam? As mentioned earlier, why would the manufacturing move to India when ethnic Chinese owners can ...
by Shwetank
08 Sep 2019 22:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3043
Views: 157205

Re: Positive News from the USA

So_Ak6Ip0LU This is the sentiment which repeatedly comes up across docs and articles when talking about the future of California : "There is no middle class. You're either poor, homeless, or so rich it doesn't affect you". Truly moving towards third-world status, middle class whites are s...
by Shwetank
08 Sep 2019 22:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3043
Views: 157205

Re: Positive News from the USA

They say, as goes California, so goes the US. Though the colder climate of northern parts will reduce it there, they ship their homeless and other problems to Cali. Homelessness and garbage is growing at an ever faster pace and now with massive rat infestations (rats everywhere, city hall surrounded...
by Shwetank
26 Aug 2019 18:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5336
Views: 474725

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/sports-news-pv-sindhu-not-smart-says-korean-coach-kim-ji-hyun-behind-badminton-stars-course-correction/336994 “The way she plays, I feel it’s not smart enough. I mean, at the top level, you have to be smart. It has to be a combination, like your technique,...
by Shwetank
10 Aug 2019 09:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2517
Views: 99940

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

2019 J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics Recipient Raman Sundrum won 2019 Sakurai Prize, shared with Lisa Randall, "For creative contributions to physics beyond the Standard Model, in particular the discovery that warped extra dimensions of space can solve the hierarchy puzzle,...
by Shwetank
04 Aug 2019 23:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: United States - Human Rights Monitor
Replies: 224
Views: 17141

Re: United States - Human Rights Monitor

Dying of Whiteness State policies shaped by white supremacy increase mortality rates in much the same way as other manmade health risks, such as pollution. In early 2016 I met Trevor, a forty-one-year-old uninsured Tennessean ...[had] an inflamed liver, the consequence of “years of hard partying” a...
by Shwetank
03 Aug 2019 03:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2681
Views: 401896

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

While looking up past CIA senior figures, found his daughters had converted to sikhism which led me to an article from 1979 about the Sikh Dharma Brotherhood! Surprisingly, number of senior official kids converted. Wonder what happened to this community in washington? The Sikhs of Washingtón: Family...
by Shwetank
19 Jul 2019 05:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: United States - Human Rights Monitor
Replies: 224
Views: 17141

Re: United States - Human Rights Monitor

How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean ..A deep dive into the vaults and ledgers of banking houses such as Citigroup, Inc., and J. P. Morgan Chase and Co. reveals a story of capitalism and empire whose narrative is not of morally pure and inspiring economic growth, technological innovation, market...
by Shwetank
13 Jul 2019 20:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5210
Views: 424834

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

Even the quote from Lazaridis in A_Gupta's post above has him saying they migrated from indus around 4200 years ago (~ 2200 BC), which would be pre-AIT (which we learnt as around 1500 BC) unless they have shifted the dates for AIT earlier now? Of course, this doesn't mean he is rejecting AIT, he cou...
by Shwetank
06 Jun 2019 03:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347394

Re: Understanding the US - Again

The rise of Germany would not be in a vaccuum, but rather envision a 4th Reich which would be the EU countries of France, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary and Italy. These would be the white Christian non-Slavic countries responsible for their security. D...
by Shwetank
22 May 2019 05:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347394

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Chris Hedges used to be mainstream though slowly gets less coverage but has good analysis on Murica's ills. Matt Taibi is award winning and I think still (at least till recently) main stream. Moral bankruptcy of US media, good things to raise with deracinated with regards to current media narratives...
by Shwetank
17 Apr 2019 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2966
Views: 354966

Re: International Military Discussion

zinPbUZUHDE Salient points: -The oft repeated trope of soviets defeated germans only through winter and massive numbers is by now often challenged already. But a lot of this view was spread by the fact that the Americans got German generals to write their history of the war and their viewpoint domi...
by Shwetank
03 Nov 2018 23:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347394

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Well the mysterious support for Google might have some basis, the US intelligence communities had interest and kept tabs on it since the founders were grad students: https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/how-the-cia-made-google-e836451a959e Note, a desi lady seems to be senior position also in all...
by Shwetank
03 Nov 2018 05:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 711
Views: 143329

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

Prof Abhay Ashtekar - Inspiration to many. Theoretical physicist Prof. Abhay Ashtekar is the recipient of this year’s prestigious Einstein Medal![/b][/size] One more physicist we have talked about in Brf. (He was also an inspiration, guru and friend to many of us - IIRC Bade and me mentioned him in...
by Shwetank
01 Oct 2018 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519170

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 Shwetank
05 Sep 2018 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3668
Views: 324157

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

The barbary corsair raids from northern Africa are pretty famous for raiding along western coast of Europe (and sparked one of the first major international interventions by the US to combat it), but few know they even raided all the way to Iceland! (look at a map to see how far and isolated that is...
by Shwetank
04 Sep 2018 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 963
Views: 58507

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Mods, was wondering if could revive History and Archaeology thread from GDF into Strategic Issues sub-forum. I think it was pretty focused on facts and could be kept that way without going into politics; besides there is already an out-of-india thread which sometimes catches more general history and...
by Shwetank
07 Aug 2018 03:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5210
Views: 424834

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

Shwetank'ji, now you are into polemics of A and B and what is at the tail end of which. You missed the entire forest for few leaves by a wide margin. Point is please do not buy into the Aryan BS. Think of it as this: Witchzel_Boneingher* is a pig and Aryan BS is its pigsty in which Witchzel_Boneing...
by Shwetank
05 Aug 2018 04:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5210
Views: 424834

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

Shwetank: what I see in your post is something that a lot of us Indians do. ... Right now, you are still using AIT as a framework ... I'm afraid you've interpreted my post in the opposite direction, frankly surprising after I went out of my way to re-iterate I'm not a rote AIT colonial mindset foll...
by Shwetank
04 Aug 2018 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5210
Views: 424834

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. I didn't comment on who did or did not exist, I referred to the settlements with that term, maybe some people prefer Indus Valley or Saraswati but this i...
by Shwetank
04 Aug 2018 05:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5210
Views: 424834

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

I'm still not clear on the recent DNA results, wasn't the whole argument of the pro-AIT crowd that central asians arrived after Harappan settlements? So if their DNA had been found then it would disprove they arrived later and hence an AIT, but the reverse would be taken by them as further confirmat...
by Shwetank
30 Oct 2017 02:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1777
Views: 108164

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

I have a question about math history, I had once had a disagreement on some blog (the author was muslim, possibly paki) where I said a number system and decimal system which we use today had originated in India and he had dismissed this saying only a very primitive system had been formed in India an...
by Shwetank
05 Jun 2011 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 294291

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Ah didn't see this post before posting last one. There isn't any sort of historical record of swords from (say) Bangalore, Kerala, being of superior quality and of much demand in the middle-east. But there are names such as Masamune, the smiths of Bizen, Muramasa, Ulfbehrt, the smiths of Solingen et...
by Shwetank
05 Jun 2011 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 294291

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Shewtank, And all those guys didn't have native wootz steel. How did the properties of wootz influence sword design? I think the curved sword (slashing and cutting) was mainly developed due to wootz steel. That's an interesting question, its properties certainly made it easier to make slender, ligh...
by Shwetank
03 Jun 2011 18:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2406
Views: 294291

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Peter and RahulM, Its high time we have a thread on Indian swords. Well things have progressed since I last visited here. I had been meaning to do a discussion on the Indian arms myself but never got around to it and now i've forgotton a lot of the information and references I had gathered :P . I r...
by Shwetank
05 Aug 2010 17:24
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65091

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

“Golden Temple” or the Moghul term “Darbar Sahib”. It is also why in 1922 they threw out from the Hari Mandir the murti-s that had been worshipped there ever since Arjan Dev inaugurated it in 1604. :shock: :shock: This is an extraordianry claim, completely unheard of for me. What possible proof is ...
by Shwetank
13 Oct 2009 09:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 327811

Re: Geopolitical thread

the stable 3% growth rate of US will go on for a long time to come This hasn't been going on for a long time, recent US GDP growth for at least the last decade (although more like 2-3 decades) has been hollow debt-based games. Ofcourse if by go on you mean being the US they get to bend and rewrite ...
by Shwetank
30 May 2008 19:52
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65091

But some things that British and Indians did together, accidentally or to facilitate empire, are now proving to be helpful and we are too generous to be bitter and blame todays British citizens as individuals."..... I for one agree with the view that the British Indian colonial colonial experi...
by Shwetank
06 Apr 2008 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1016
Views: 93205

Murugan, what's your view on the assertion that coins and the art of making them were introduced for the first time in Indian region by the Greeks?
by Shwetank
20 Mar 2008 05:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1016
Views: 93205

Exactly the reason for my discomfiture. Folks we ahve a very big job cut out for us but need to take it on one by one. hats off to you for still being able to retain some optimism about the future, especially considering you probably have seen much more than me. I view it as almost a lost cause, wi...
by Shwetank
06 Feb 2008 00:56
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India - 5
Replies: 324
Views: 52302

Dr. Faraz, I appreciate your coming here and calmy answreing questions in a hostile environment. I get the feeling that you are more liberal and keep saying you want to just move on and better your lot, a sentiment that I share and think India needs. You have convinced me that you are not a bigoted ...
by Shwetank
02 Feb 2008 13:11
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India - 5
Replies: 324
Views: 52302

Re: Caste composition of Indian Muslims

Imo the figures a bit dodgy... I think you have it the other way round. He is saying the % these castes make up of the total muslim pop. in an area, not % of these castes that are muslim. It might very well be that 100% of a certain community is muslim, but what does that have to do with what fract...
by Shwetank
06 Oct 2007 00:07
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 128102

Some high quality pieces with good pics. Again as with all links I recommend saving any info or pics. you want for reference to hard drive as sites are going down all the time and items for sale disappear along with their pics. Chillanum - Deccani dagger , pesh-kabz , Khukri , Maratha sword , Deccan...
by Shwetank
28 Sep 2007 08:51
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 128102

Airavat, there's the usual problem of no good records surviving previous to Mughal times. Most information is also available in books, very little good on web. Regardless, the tulwar almost certainly based on Persian Shamshirs (which were slightly different from Arab ones I think). One member points...
by Shwetank
27 Sep 2007 22:56
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 128102

Ceremonial ankus with koftgari and hidden spike Giant kukhri - Probably used for ritual slaughter, beheading buffalos :twisted: , Nepalese karda Indian percussion jezzail Indian firangi Indo-Persian Buckler-probably seen combat Trooper's tulwar Bagh-Nakh (Tiger Claw) 1 , Bagh-Nakh 2 Five-fingered d...
by Shwetank
27 Sep 2007 21:53
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 128102

Rahul M, sent.
by Shwetank
26 Sep 2007 22:23
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 128102

A pata from a personal collection, almost 50 inches LONG! : Huge pata Steel spear from personal collection (sainthis and djarids also posted, don't know the terminology) A lot more to come but will probably post tommorow, have to sift throw forums and sites not showing up on general searches. Any fe...
by Shwetank
26 Sep 2007 21:58
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 360
Views: 128102

Next posting Individual weapons, photographs not just pics. Anything related to Indian or possible Indian also. Read the descriptions at bottom of pages. First up a very good pair of patas, Ignore the models in first pic. of each page :roll: First , Second Southern Indian khanjar Indo-Persian all-st...

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