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by Shwetank
20 Feb 2020 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2940
Views: 121027

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?


New York was probably the first successful implementation of neo-liberalism which eventually took over the western world, government's main job now became being business friendly and serving finance over citizen interests, now common wisdom the world over.
by Shwetank
10 Feb 2020 06:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587278

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

New Way Forward Act The woke left will continue to march forward, if not now then in the future. And my guess it will lead to increased third worldification of US, it will become an increasingly latin america like banana state. Those of you staying in the US better ensure your kids are the ones livi...
by Shwetank
17 Jan 2020 11:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1817
Views: 126354

Re: BR Maths Corner-1


Featuring Jayadev Athreya on a new discovery about platonic solids, in particular dodecahedra.
by Shwetank
14 Jan 2020 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4457
Views: 526030

Re: Understanding the US - Again

4bu36QjaHHM One reason for hostility among some sections of black and Jewish communities. Regardless of extremeness of Nation of Islam and other organizations which are outright anti-semitic, there do seem to be many sources pointing to extensive Jewish involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade...
by Shwetank
09 Jan 2020 09:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2972
Views: 392814

Re: International Military Discussion


More balanced view than the Greek jingoistic viewpoint common in west, wasn't simply quality vs quantity.
by Shwetank
26 Dec 2019 04:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3041
Views: 482448

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

SCHOOL APOLOGIES OVER MANCHESTER ARENA BOMBING ESSAY TASK A school in Yorkshire has apologised after setting homework that required children to imagine themselves as the parent of a victim of the Manchester Arena bombing. The task, given to year eight pupils at Bridlington School as part of a perso...
by Shwetank
28 Sep 2019 06:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4281
Views: 310188

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

-During Asian economic crisis of 90s, west (IMF and US Treasury) came in and lectured Asian countries to not print money despite what they wanted, caused pain but they recovered -When the same happened in west in 2008, they printed money and did exactly what they had told Asian countries not to do. ...
by Shwetank
25 Sep 2019 13:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5599
Views: 653993

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

aCixl4B6j1A Stephen F. Cohen argues that cracks are emerging within the NATO-led consensus that has pushed Moscow from the West. Guest: Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies at New York University and Princeton University, contributing editor at The Nation, and author of "War...
by Shwetank
25 Sep 2019 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587278

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I'm wondering if the impeachment proceedings will be done in time for the elections, I'm sure the Dems will be pushing for that (unless it becomes clear it won't be favorable). Worst case, Pence comes in who is much worse for India but at least he won't have long at the helm before elections. Long t...
by Shwetank
25 Sep 2019 05:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3904
Views: 587278

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Breaking: Pelosi initiated impeachment inquiry against Trump. Most experts saying Ukraine revelations over last few days finally got her to give in to the pressure from a lot of Democrats.
by Shwetank
23 Sep 2019 09:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 155192

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

Good idea to take chill pill. No real TDP nor Telugu person nor Indian nor Hindu does something like that. They have right to oppose BJP and Modi tooth and nail in domestic politics. You accusing whole set of people as anti-Indians is taking it too far by taking a few errant people comments. Also M...
by Shwetank
22 Sep 2019 00:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamic Britain & The Compromised Western Civilization
Replies: 308
Views: 11997

Re: Islamic Britain & The Compromised Western Civilization

Murray is one of the somewhat more mainstream people (as in he's often allowed on media but usually portrayed as far right wing, the real crazy right wingers they don't allow exposure) not considered alt-right and actually states that Europe is getting swamped, not all cultures are equal and immigra...
by Shwetank
17 Sep 2019 05:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 936
Views: 104395

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: 4819
Views: 943110

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: 3073
Views: 188835

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: 3073
Views: 188835

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: 5446
Views: 552573

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: 2609
Views: 134378

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: 247
Views: 23363

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: 3904
Views: 587278

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: 247
Views: 23363

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: 5246
Views: 494092

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: 4457
Views: 526030

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: 4457
Views: 526030

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: 2972
Views: 392814

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: 4457
Views: 526030

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: 723
Views: 154937

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: 3599
Views: 621766

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: 3719
Views: 369106

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: 975
Views: 77128

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: 5246
Views: 494092

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: 5246
Views: 494092

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: 5246
Views: 494092

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: 5246
Views: 494092

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: 1817
Views: 126354

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: 2412
Views: 319170

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: 2412
Views: 319170

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...

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