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by Gus
26 Jun 2019 09:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3090
Views: 345646

Re: Understanding the US - Again

It is intentional...to spread word that you are not welcome.. same thing with legal immigrants as well.. I left before all this and I hear from some of the stuckees :twisted: (stuck in massa, to borrow from the mehtha)..that they feel unstable. Many have not traveled to India for a while, fearing is...
by Gus
25 Jun 2019 14:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679110

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Singha wrote:perhaps good tax breaks for locally made solar , wind and battery is in order.


TN has one...

only few takers though..

http://teda.in/apply/incentive-for-dome ... ndividual/
by Gus
21 Jun 2019 08:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679110

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

anecdotally speaking...almost all of my cousins have stopped at one. I am the oldest among my peers and I have two.

As the modi govt is pulling the abject poor into lower middle class, the rate of growth will fall much faster than now.
by Gus
19 Jun 2019 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1933
Views: 214309

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

If you want to run around waving a white flag, that is your prerogative :) Don't get in the way of others, that's all. I don't get the woe is us, we doomed, zomg zomg either.. and the overt/covert longing of reconquista or chinese style stuff that I see a lot on so-called RW twitter.. Have faith (p...
by Gus
05 Jun 2019 16:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2622
Views: 395368

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Singha wrote:the % of h1 approval has come down from 93 in 2017, to 85 in 2018 and 79 in first 5 months of 2019

the % of RFE has increased trumpianly


What's the breakup, considering the masters quota applicants? Did they flip how they apply the lottery already?
by Gus
04 Jun 2019 12:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57029

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

susa did a lot of damage to bjp in TN. his constant shooting off the mouth would be grabbed gleefully by opposition to push bjp into a corner. susa backed sasikala. and then backed TTV, knowing that TTV allied with SDPI, the front org for PFI which killed bjp cadres in TN. and yet susa is seen as so...
by Gus
04 Jun 2019 12:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57029

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

Then there are various highway projects under implementation and awarded, so to be implemented soon. I wonder if the "smart educated lot" were aware of these or simply chose not to acknowledge. Also are you saying that CG schemes such as Mudra, Ujjwala, Toilets, Electricity supplies worke...
by Gus
04 Jun 2019 12:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57029

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

As I mentioned before, from the political grapevine in TN, the vote for DMK is actually anger against ADMK govt than BJP. Aligning with ADMK was a big mistake. Su Swamy was right. Well..ADMK won the assembly seat while losing the parliament seat that includes that assembly seat. Clearly, the voter ...
by Gus
04 Jun 2019 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57029

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

There is that as well. Not disputing. People have been coopted into corruption. An ADMK district exec level friend was telling how at least 25c was given from party for money distribution for each seat. that's 500c in the 20 odd seats they contested. Candidates had to spend their own as well. He put...
by Gus
04 Jun 2019 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57029

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

Lilo wrote: crop insurance...


Modi is forcing us to pay insurance so that Adani and Ambani are making money out of it.

Why did the PM not meet our Ayyakannu. He has time to meet film actresses. He does not care about TN //dumeelspeak
by Gus
04 Jun 2019 08:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57029

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

Ignoring the language, Dravidian etc issues, I've been looking through economic data and here's something that stands out - the state with the largest amount of PMMY (Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana) loans is Tamil Nadu . I guess a scheme named in Hindi wasn't a detriment to business instincts of the p...
by Gus
01 Jun 2019 23:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57029

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

GusJi, could you fashion a response for say when one points out all the developmental projects undertaken in TN by the Modi sarkaar, such as doubling, gauge conversion and electrification of the many railway lines that vsunderji outlined in his posts in the Railway dhaga or the highway projects tha...
by Gus
31 May 2019 12:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57029

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

People are ignoring the main issue - the ban came about when a lady judge banned jallikattu while hearing a case for permission sought by an event with no relevance at all. Then the issue was looped by the awbi with support from mg. The centre was too slow to react and the interregnum was convenien...
by Gus
31 May 2019 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57029

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

But didn't you say that "Go on, give me a work that you think should have credit and I will give you the dumeel response that will leave you cross eyed and brain scrambled". In that case if the minds were already made up, then how much would it have mattered if everybody knew about it? ho...
by Gus
31 May 2019 11:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57029

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

It is not for anybody to decide to arbitrarily ban JK. It is somebody's cultural practice. If you don't like it, you are welcome to not participate or cheer. It was not catch 22 etc. State ordinance route was proposed by N.Sitaraman in Jan 2016 itself, when their attempt to let JK happen was quashed...
by Gus
30 May 2019 18:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2416
Views: 193107

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Now it is for India to do the right thing - it is up to rest of India to pour into Kerala and fix this, since it is a rest-of-India activist who made the rest-of-India judicial system have its say. There is nothing that the commies can do, if rest of India is mobilized for a grand Kumbmela style pi...
by Gus
30 May 2019 11:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57029

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

Gus, this anti-Modi meme generation was tremendous in Kerala too. there are some common elements here..I think there was some feeding off of each other going on po mone modi was started there very early, right? it become go back modi theme here.. in TN, pinarayi was praised in some memes like "...
by Gus
30 May 2019 11:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57029

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

What I wonder is who thought of it...was it just organic or some force planned & executed it? I cannot for the life of me think DMK is that smart Well it can match AIADMK goon for goon, corruption for corruption. Congress in TN, is a joke. So who did this? (like they ask in twitter) It's a comi...
by Gus
27 May 2019 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57029

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

Nobody beleived the nyay nonsense. TN Results would be unchanged if that was never announced. But some sections did believe in loan waivers. Above all is the deep running visceral hatred and mockery of modi. Gave a new hundred rupee note at barber, he mentioned something about the new color and one ...
by Gus
27 May 2019 17:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57029

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

I'll give you one example of how powerful the memes gang is. When JJ died and Sasi was made leader and she put in claim to be CM, the memes were all against Sasi, reminding us of her atrocities , her corruption , abuse of power, mafia family, JJ killer etc. Governor avoided coronating her by not bei...
by Gus
27 May 2019 14:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57029

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

People need to understand the memes, YT videos, twitter comments phenomenon in TN. For you to win, you have to take credit for your work. There is currently zero credit in TN for any of Modi's work. whatever you can think of, that will be counted as sure shot credit for Modi in other places, is alre...
by Gus
27 May 2019 14:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57029

Re: Kerala and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

My 2 np thought... In TN the dmk alliance with cong has channelled the resentment against admk and has gained. that explains why ADMK won in the assembly seats, despite losing the corresponding LS seat, right? :roll: Modi is highly unpopular in TN. Not just the usual xtian, muslim hate, but also am...
by Gus
23 May 2019 15:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 112706

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Suraj wrote:It's been fun to read Rupa Subramanya's twitter meltdown. Strongman blah blah failing economy blah blah institutions destroyed blah blah


as our JeM says..Rupa went full rupard...one should never go full rupard
by Gus
21 May 2019 06:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 510511

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

may we all be rewarded for your reverse jinxes Dilbu ji. ok..since you are new, you may not know how this science works. when dilbu is doing his thing...you don't quote him. you don't mention r word j word, otherwise said r word j word may not work. you are only allowed to post after and say "...
by Gus
19 May 2019 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 510511

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

When will there be RS majority for NDA?
by Gus
19 May 2019 10:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 510511

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

NJAC needs to be pushed through. Judicial and police reform should be highest priority in this term. Need to move society to one that beleives in it's police and gets timely justice at courts.
by Gus
12 May 2019 17:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 510511

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

hanumadu wrote:After starving the press for 5 years, Modi is on an interview spree. What gives? Usually there is a lot of thought on what ever he does, but most won't figure it out until later.


It means his quota is over until next election season in 2024 :lol:
by Gus
11 May 2019 09:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 510511

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

This whole Rajiv Gandhi line of attack shows how far BJP has come from the previous elections when they were always scrambling to react to hitjobs and agenda set by Congress media and mumbling denials and trying outrage etc. Fun to watch the reversal. Cong media people are all lining up with advise ...
by Gus
11 May 2019 08:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 510511

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Excellent points on the definition of terms and what one stands for and use that as a marker to identify and defend against hinduphobia. RSS has a long way to go...only now they are legally defending against the slander of RSS killed Gandhi.

The discussions on this can be an article at swarajaya
by Gus
09 May 2019 16:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 510511

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

modi is 68 now. I think he will still run in 73 for another term. coming term should be less strenuous than current term. opposition will be further divided. dynasty will be in trouble on legal fronts and will be questioned by regional congress leaders who get mass base from states where it is bjp v...
by Gus
02 May 2019 12:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 510511

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

If an implicit citizenship is there from any foreign country, then I think it is required to explicitly renounce it. My kids are entitled for Indian citizenship through me, but they were born in US and carry US citizenship. Until they come of age and go to consulate and renounce their US citizenship...
by Gus
16 Apr 2019 16:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3090
Views: 345646

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Next 30 years is our opportunity to be a firm member of p3 with global power and economic links Such chances come once in 1000 years People need to vote for right guy and make it count More importantly, the trump admin has left the state dept-pentagon-wasp types disoriented their normal response me...
by Gus
28 Mar 2019 10:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679110

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

thanks nanda suraj.

I guess the govt is taking lots of steps to stabilize the rupee..the oil purchases, the currency swap and now this.
by Gus
27 Mar 2019 11:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3090
Views: 345646

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Sometime I cannot just understand, US based desi folks getting so pumped up about American politics on an forum primed for discussing matters of Indian security interests. And the forum for discussing our own political developments had to be hived off to a separate resource. Why does it matter to I...
by Gus
26 Mar 2019 14:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3090
Views: 345646

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^^Why does everyone who is rich and powerful in Khanate gets accused of only Tax-fraud, Wire- fraud (no clue what that is) , inside trading and obstruction of Justice charges. Don't rich and powerful ever commit any other regular crimes in the land of free&Brave ? Is it that they are easiest to...
by Gus
17 Mar 2019 21:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 8081

Re: Shri Manohar parrikar condolence thread

so sad...at least a dozen years loss to nation..
by Gus
15 Mar 2019 11:11
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 753688

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

The pakpasandi of otherwise 'liberal secular' IMs needs to be seen to be believed. Balakot was belligerent. Balakot attack missed by a mile. TFTA JF17 shot down our KSRTC like MiG. Benevolence of pakis to hand over Abhi. Pulwama was chankian by Modi. etc.. etc... The proliferation of social media c...
by Gus
11 Mar 2019 15:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3090
Views: 345646

Re: Understanding the US - Again

meh...what actually was gained in the reworked/renamed NAFTA USMCA?

there's a lot of wow put out initially ..like wow he tamed kim ..and then its like meh...

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