Search found 2559 matches

by Dileep
23 Oct 2018 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

One proposal is to re constitute the devaswom board like a co-operative society. Each accredited temple will have an elected committee voted by the registered members (yindoo onlee blis) and two representatives per block to the district committee, and two representatives per district to the state le...
by Dileep
23 Oct 2018 09:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

A better phraseology: "Enough is enough. Get out of our faith and our temples! " "നിർത്ത്!! 'കടക്കൂ പുറത്ത്'!! ഞങ്ങളുടെ വിശ്വാസങ്ങളെയും ആരാധനാലയങ്ങളെയും വെറുതെ വിട്!!." Literal translation: "Enough!!/Stop!! 'Get Out!' (Exact same phrase used by Commissar Pinarayi at media on...
by Dileep
23 Oct 2018 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

"Enough is enough. Get out of our faith and our temples!"

"നിർത്ത്!! ഞങ്ങളുടെ വിശ്വാസങ്ങളെയും ആരാധനാലയങ്ങളെയും വെറുതെ വിടുക!"
by Dileep
23 Oct 2018 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Fanne, what I saw on the ground is that BJP/RSS stuck with the "pro brogress, wimmin empowerment" view initially, but did a quick downhill ski when they saw tens of thousands of wimmin get onto the streets. After the first week, they came forward with the saffron flags to take the leadersh...
by Dileep
23 Oct 2018 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

the silent organizer (and done brilliantly) of all this unrest has been RSS :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: That is indeed an "Ettukali Mammoonju*" moment right there!! *Ettukali Mammoonju is a character by the inimitable Vaikom Muhammed Basheer, wh...
by Dileep
23 Oct 2018 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I actually burst into tears when the live coverage showed 'Harivarasanam' being sung at the 'Sannidhanam' during the closing ritual. What a relief!!! Some responses to the posts above: 1. The Thantri family is indeed from Telugu Nadu, some village on the banks of Krishna. The legend is that Sage Par...
by Dileep
22 Oct 2018 15:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I think the "media blackout" was a baseless rumour. The bigh three TV channels had to vacate the place, because they were afraid of being manhandled. Janam TV and the online sources are there all the time. Let me do a Dr. Shiv imitation here: There were two remarkable verdicts by the Hon. ...
by Dileep
21 Oct 2018 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I can imagine (I have a reasonably good faculty, as my 13 fans at BRF led by Ramana would vouch for) a hundred scenarios by which the guvermand can steal someone in. Hell, you can get many ideas from movies you see. "Mithunam" taknik = wrapping the lady in a floor mat. Rasatantram taknik =...
by Dileep
21 Oct 2018 14:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The MSM people thought that they can easily intimidate the poor unejukated people who worship a bronze statue with their "are you dominating wimmin on the street" like rhetoric. All those vanished from the scene in just a day and half. Malayalam media mostly made U-Turns, except an odd Vin...
by Dileep
21 Oct 2018 14:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Recently some such 'well connected' lady asked dewa-swom minister mr. kadakampilly surendran if she could visit the shrine because she wanted to visit 'NOW'. He replied, just wait for this storm to subside, then you can go as you pls. That is not an example of "influential" people. CPIM i...
by Dileep
21 Oct 2018 08:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

UB Sir.. you got is all wrong about the Flory incident. It was the communist govt who did it during the 'vimochana samaram' days, and they lost the subsequent election.

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2009/mar/30/the-story-of-flory-goes-on-36954.html
by Dileep
21 Oct 2018 06:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

But how many will vote anti(commie-paki-congi-ej) come next May? Bingo. BJP could have taken the 'chaakara' if they had not planted their heads up their own musharraffs and went all 'brogrejjive yindoo and welcome the verdeict onlee'. I think with the effort of the state leadership, some of the los...
by Dileep
21 Oct 2018 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

This is why I keep saying: Find better strategy. Use brains instead of emotions. Demand radical changes to pilgrimages at all temples. Better amenities, better hours, better number of days, better planning. Open the doors to more Hindus instead of finding excuses to block each other. And of course,...
by Dileep
21 Oct 2018 06:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Spread this far and wide. Print copies and distribute at temples. Send a bunch of copies with whoever makes the trip to Sabarimala. Let us hit the govt where it hurts!! പ്രിയ അയ്യപ്പഭക്തരെ..... സ്വാമിശരണം ഇ വർഷം മലക്ക് പോകുന്ന എല്ലാ അയ്യപ്പന്മാരും അല്പം മാറ്റങ്ങൾ വരുത്തി ശബരിമല ദർശനം നടത്തണം. മല കയറ...
by Dileep
20 Oct 2018 18:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

UB Sir, is it that maloo channels are not available in ulan batar, or you choose not to watch them (like I used to do before I turned mujahid) There were LAKHS (LAKH means one hundred thousand, just in case you forgot) of women who went to the streets protesting the verdict early this month. Obvious...
by Dileep
20 Oct 2018 13:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Well, expecting BJP govt in centre to help is similar to the Cannon Fodder seeking help from the General. It was the general who gave the order to move them into the fire to begin with. No political party is going to help. ALL of them are for the 'sickular, in tr clusive, wimmin empowering' world vi...
by Dileep
20 Oct 2018 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I do not appreciate the attempts to spin the issue on religious lines. Mainstream Muslims and Xtians actually support the #SaveSabarimala movement, because they very well know that they are next. I do not trust BJP/RSS on this. I am sorry. I played enough chess to figure when a pawn being sacrificed...
by Dileep
19 Oct 2018 20:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Setting some records straight here: 1. The police DID NOT reveal the journo and 'activityist' names. The journo declared her credentials herself. The activist is face recognized by the people, and also her pimp husband posted on facebook. 2. The police dig out even the janma kundali and the primary ...
by Dileep
18 Oct 2018 14:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

I had to dash to NCR for work yesterday. Isn't it funny that all National Propagandists (aka media) sends women reporters to cover Sabarimala. Every one of them were counting down the minutes to "Gender Justice" till yesterday evening Isn't it funny that an innocent family including a woma...
by Dileep
16 Oct 2018 12:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

All vehicles are being checked by devotees at Nilackal, the main road head. This place is some 20km before Pampa, where the road actually ends. Since that place is practically washed away, all vehicles stop at Nilackal, and only KSRTC service to Pampa. A few journalist women are made to de-board the...
by Dileep
14 Oct 2018 10:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Who decides the matter of Deities? (Note.. I am not saying 'gods'. Let us talk about 'Dieties' which is the subject matter here) Deity is installed by humans as a focal point for their worship. If you are enlightened in one of the 'sidhantas'you don't need this, but most of the people aren't, so a D...
by Dileep
13 Oct 2018 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Well, I wouldn't say the temples were "made" money making. We aren't that smart. We aren't smart enough to think that "if you build it, they will come". That is a very massa concept. Here, first a lot of people show up. After the facilities and infra starts to crumble, we realize...
by Dileep
13 Oct 2018 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

UB Saar.. I never heard about the figurines. Maybe they were indeed remnants of old Buddist existence. But I am 400% sure there was no conflict. If there was any, at least some insinuation about it would have been there in the legends. Like 'asuras' were livingthere and Ayyappa chased them away etc....
by Dileep
13 Oct 2018 07:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Kanson's post have several factual inaccuracies. Tantric worship is the generic name for the Temple centric worship system in Bharatham. It is distinct from the 'Vedic' system. A lot of philosophies and 'gods' are freely integrated into what we call 'hinduism' today. It was Bhagavan Sree Sankaran (t...
by Dileep
12 Oct 2018 09:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Latest update is, that the 'spiritual authorities' of the temple threaten to shut the temple down if women of age visits there. The logic is, if there is any 'break in tradition' a corrective measure called 'punyaha' need to be done before any other ritual can be done. If women show up every day, th...
by Dileep
11 Oct 2018 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2651
Views: 534198

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I personally dont buy the beancounter argument because Indian Defence Account Service (an allied IAS service) are pretty competent folks. Sir.. this is FIRST HAND information. Yes, babus are competent. VERY competent, even OVER competent...... In counting BEANS, which unfortunately is their jobs. I...
by Dileep
11 Oct 2018 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2651
Views: 534198

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Let me unleash an Elephant into the room with one word. Obsolescence. Not sure if folk like IR is deliberately keeping quiet on this, but this is indeed a show stopper level problem. Some of this "concurrent engineering" is because of that. This is a generic issue (and good bijness opportu...
by Dileep
11 Oct 2018 07:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

There is a trail, on which specially equipped tractors ply the freight. Earlier it used to be donkeys, which is banned now. There is 'dolly' service available for anyone for a few thousand rupees. There is no mechanized option for people. The trail is being constantly modified to make it easier. It ...
by Dileep
11 Oct 2018 07:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

The place is a total mess. Very primitive facilities. Filth everywhere. Typical Indian pilgrimage centre, with the additional limitation of poor accessibility. The 'suffering' is part of the deal, just like the arduous trek. These feminazis who want to 'take a selfie' with 'Ayyappa Bro' will not las...
by Dileep
11 Oct 2018 07:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Ramana, thanks. I greatly value your liking my writing. This twitter thing is just to put my (disturbed) mind out.
by Dileep
11 Oct 2018 07:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Let me give some background of the Temple. This temple is situated in the western ghats. 9°26'04.5"N 77°04'52.7"E GPS. The nearest road head (used to be. it is washed out by the floods now) at Pamba 9°24'46.7"N 77°04'07.2"E from where we trek 4 km, first uphill by 1800ft elevatio...
by Dileep
11 Oct 2018 06:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Habal, it is a total fabrication. There may be a few violations of the custom, but it was very much there. I know first hand that in my childhood in the early 70s the custom was very much there. It was well known to everyone, just like the custom that you need to bathe and wear clean clothes to go t...
by Dileep
10 Oct 2018 19:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Shameless plugging here. I joined teetar and started a Blog.
by Dileep
10 Oct 2018 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Reporting from Ayyappa's own country :) (Disclaimer: I place myself on the extreme here again) Flood relief is forgotten now. Literally lakhs of people are taking to the streets, protesting primarily the social justice war by the GoK. The Supreme court removed a law that a) Prevented women during th...
by Dileep
29 Sep 2018 09:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Aadhar exists in the UIDAI server. The "card" is simply a 'certified copy'. All the person need to do is to put the finger on the scanner at the facilitation centre, and the details will pop-up. I did that myself, when I went to register my mobile number. If you 'register' your mobile numb...
by Dileep
28 Sep 2018 14:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 936
Views: 44434

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

College Students volunteer to go from house to house to collect damage information and creds like Aadhar and Bank account details. The information is geo-tagged, so the GPS co-ordinate of the actual place where the photos are taken is available. My elder one does this. 10,000 distribution is almost ...
by Dileep
23 Sep 2018 16:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1436
Views: 200703

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

There are a few 'build to spec' opportunities coming, which are contemporary for commercial aviation. Not sure if any projects are 'awarded' yet.
by Dileep
23 Sep 2018 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1436
Views: 200703

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

My 2 NP I am pretty sure that there was a wink-wink nod-nod towards chota bhai to get the JV with Dassault. As a tax paying vote casting citizen, I see no problem with that. I am also pretty sure that no money went to any hidden accounts in this deal. I think what the govt to do is to formally call ...
by Dileep
23 Sep 2018 13:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1436
Views: 200703

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

The French is frantically running around to dump offset work on desi companies. Mostly low tech/previous generation stuff onlee.
by Dileep
22 Sep 2018 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1641
Views: 138497

Re: Understanding the US- Again

My mom used to tell a 'kunnathunadan' story. There was this 'tharavad karanavar' (head of nair family) who had filariasis on his feet. (This parasitic disease used to be common here, where the victim will have massively swollen feet and calves). He used to threaten his farm workers that one kick wit...

Go to advanced search