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by KLNMurthy
06 Mar 2021 06:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

SBajwa wrote:
Cyrano wrote:
Excellent piece Suraj ! Deserves a far wider dissemination that what Swarajyamag attracts.


Excellent article. We need to spread it all over

Thanks

Well done Suraj!
by KLNMurthy
27 Feb 2021 23:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2458
Views: 627575

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

There are already articles appearing in usual think tanks like ‘Atlantic Council’ about what Biden’s administration should do for them and of course in return for nothing. It is a funny article to read . It explains how US has a once in a lifetime of great opportunity to give money to Paxis as ther...
by KLNMurthy
24 Feb 2021 03:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

... Easier to tire them out, snipe, cut funding, let things implode. In econ speak they say 'the market can remain irrational far longer than you can stay solvent'. Similarly, the government has far more resources and can simply place small roadblocks that drain the protesters' resources to a point...
by KLNMurthy
23 Feb 2021 04:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 168
Views: 35961

Re: Indian Interests_2

Foreign travellers recounts of India are indeed quite interesting since they offer a comparative perspective of how India was at that time, as seen through alien eyes. I've loved reading "Veyi Padagalu" in Telugu by Viswanatha Sathyanarayana garu, which describes Andhra society of the 19t...
by KLNMurthy
18 Feb 2021 07:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Ministry of Sea Farmers: Rahul Gandhi pappu is smoking some pretty potent stuff again Government of India has a Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying since 2019. Gujarat has had a Ministry of Fisheries since years. The actual union fisheries minister responded to him, in Italian: htt...
by KLNMurthy
17 Feb 2021 08:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1047
Views: 121631

Re: Non-Western Worldview

The point is: does it matter? And if so, why? Exactly what are the goals of this "countering" the Western narrative? I am not saying there are no worthwhile goals... but I think it is worth identifying exactly what we want to achieve and understand why, rather than proceeding on a simplis...
by KLNMurthy
17 Feb 2021 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

There are rumors that ex-JNU "yuva comrade" Kanhaiya Kumar may join JD(U). Which makes me wonder why would JD(U) want to include a washed out commie who nearly lost his deposit and was caught on camera making anti-India slogans. I hope BJP has a plan B to break JD(U) if Nitish gets smart ...
by KLNMurthy
17 Feb 2021 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 168
Views: 35961

Re: Indian Interests_2

Ok, let me take a shot at “snappy (or snappy-ish) answers to stupid white-man-is-great questions” (as the late MAD magazine might have put it). “British introduced electoral democracy to India.” No, what they introduced was patriarchal feudalism with votes overwhelmingly restricted to male feudals....
by KLNMurthy
17 Feb 2021 03:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 168
Views: 35961

Re: Indian Interests_2

Ok, let me take a shot at “snappy (or snappy-ish) answers to stupid white-man-is-great questions” (as the late MAD magazine might have put it). “British introduced electoral democracy to India.” No, what they introduced was patriarchal feudalism with votes overwhelmingly restricted to male feudals. ...
by KLNMurthy
17 Feb 2021 03:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Rejoinders should be short and sharp. No babu English. No attempt at showing you passed the IAS exams. Let me take the opportunity to add, we should stay focused in the interaction, with a clear understanding of what we are trying to achieve. Have the discipline to avoid distractions and tangents. ...
by KLNMurthy
16 Feb 2021 21:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

As Nikita Jacob's lawyer statement said, they were just working to expose India to International pressure. i.e working with Foreign agencies and Governments to Destroy India, they will never work with Foreign Governments to expose Pakistan or China Forget comparing with Pakistan or China. Degrading...
by KLNMurthy
16 Feb 2021 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It is irrelevant whether this kiddo is intellectual naive or sophisticated. What is germane is if she broke reasonable laws. There seem to be data coming out that she may be connected to this Mo Dhaliwal, who is supposed to have predicted first the Red Fort anarchy then the bliss of Khalistan or so...
by KLNMurthy
16 Feb 2021 06:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I am positive one can differentiate between a college student, environmentalist, and a rabid Allah crazed suicide bomber. Even the GoI can, surely. Does this moving tear-jerker of a story come with somber music? What is a environmentalist doing in a Farmers protest ? The college student + environme...
by KLNMurthy
15 Feb 2021 06:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44573

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Sleazy also funds soft core artist rihanna. Well ... this is what happens when we leave the field wide open. I know Reliance coined JIO coin but went no where. None of our IT folks bothered. Now the Jackal is opening another front. BitCoin is a huge energy hog. It is also next-level hawala, with ge...
by KLNMurthy
13 Feb 2021 14:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8689

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

I have reported gpurewal's posts to admins. Here is a copy of my report for your entertainment: The poster gpurewal is engaging in cheap sophistry under the guise of politeness to demand respect for the Canadian PM who has shown no respect for India's sovereignty and well-being. gpurewal doesn't bel...
by KLNMurthy
13 Feb 2021 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

... So how to do their Ghat Wapsi? To change their mindset? Outside of the Chinese 're-education' camps, I cannot think of anything else that could be done to change this line of thinking. Tbh only the Chinis have been able to successfully deal with the problem. Maybe because brainwashing is their ...
by KLNMurthy
09 Feb 2021 03:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5143
Views: 887688

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Previously, a significant section of the voters including so called MSM head honchos also believed that the elections were interfered by Russians & Putin propped Trump. So yeah, each section is entitled to it's own conspiracy theories. US regime needs to understand that Modi will remain the PM/...
by KLNMurthy
06 Feb 2021 07:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The whole world is asking NaMo to be patient and expecting the farmers to come around. Everyone understands that MSP is subsidy and the government cannot do that directly. Why this sudden involvement by the international entities - be it UN or USA? They know that GOI cannot withdraw these bills. Is...
by KLNMurthy
06 Feb 2021 03:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Pratyush wrote:...

Not sure that [Dhume] would write at the behest of any government in this respect.

Are you kidding me now?
by KLNMurthy
06 Feb 2021 02:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

... Biden promised to look into the matter. Since then, as a show of good faith, DOS has commissioned Sadanand Dhume at WSJ to write an article that (while sleazy in its own right and also taking shots at Modi)... primarily focuses on targeting the "woke left" propaganda against GOI (on e...
by KLNMurthy
06 Feb 2021 02:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I truly now believe that the only thing standing between these evil anarchists wanting to spread chaos and us is only narendra modi. He is the biggest thorn for them and sometimes I genuinely fear for his life. There was a meme once, don't remember how long ago, with Modi - the meme said - "th...
by KLNMurthy
03 Feb 2021 04:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5143
Views: 887688

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) , the incoming chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, explicitly called for strict economic sanctions to be imposed if the military does not pull back. This guy is a complete Chinese/Paki/Islamist stooge. No wonder he wants hard-hitting US sanctions on Myanmar g...
by KLNMurthy
01 Feb 2021 13:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

habal, good thoughtful & thought-provoking analysis. Seems to me there are multiple axes to be considered, if we set aside the politics. - food security/food sovereignty/food accessibility (should be non-negotiable) - profitability and growth for the small farmer - ability to take advantage of a...
by KLNMurthy
31 Jan 2021 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

One of my college friends is active (leading) in these farmer protests in India. So talking to him and others and one general perception I got is they blame and hate Ambani and Adani to guts. There is/maybe no merit in it. But just to cut down that pretext and make them comfortable, do we not have ...
by KLNMurthy
30 Jan 2021 06:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44573

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

... I wouldn't trust Dinesh D'Souza as far I could throw him... Fact checking is something beyond his comprehension and even if you may agree with the party he supports, as an individual he's a modern crackpot A big drinker of the American Excellence kool-aid and spends most of his time making show...
by KLNMurthy
30 Jan 2021 06:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5114
Views: 786937

Re: Internal Security Watch

2 years suspension of law is very bad move. Considering our rural poverty levels we needed the economic freedom these laws give decades back. Every day delay is a crime on people. But I think we can do some serious steps immediately. 1. Stop all recruitment into forces from Punjab. Total. It can be...
by KLNMurthy
30 Jan 2021 06:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5114
Views: 786937

Re: Internal Security Watch

... Backstabbing by the Congress? Man what a sense of entitlement. Bud we all lost lands and immense fortunes due to the partition but did not declare war on our government. And then you perpetrate another falsehood by saying that Punjabi Hindus suffered but far fewer in number. How did you arrive ...
by KLNMurthy
29 Jan 2021 06:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://swarajyamag.com/politics/bjps-online-supporters-have-an-instant-gratification-problem-need-to-realise-governance-may-be-more-complex-than-imagined This little disingenuous. In hindsight it looks good. But what would have happened if the bunch of idiots did not raise the flag, the tractor ra...
by KLNMurthy
29 Jan 2021 02:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Been watching some youtube videos and commentaries of prominent Indics like Ajeet Bharti and Sanjay Dixit. They are quite upset with the Modi government for allowing all of this to happen, no matter the optics at the end favoring the government. I tend to agree. No group should be able to block nat...
by KLNMurthy
29 Jan 2021 02:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5718
Views: 807274

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Weinstein is a knowledgeable guy indeed. Was surprised to hear him reference Jaiprakash Narayan & the Emergency (!) I watched the video in full. He is an interesting guy. He is married to Pia Malaney, an economist. I am guessing she is Indian, maybe Sindhi? His Jayaprakash Narayan gyan may have...
by KLNMurthy
29 Jan 2021 02:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5718
Views: 807274

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Joe Biden appoints Shanti Kalathil as Coordinator for Democracyhave more and Human Rights in National Security Council Anybody have more on this lady and her India stance? She is a relative of my ex boss who just posted this news on our WA group. Her late father's name was "James", so tha...
by KLNMurthy
29 Jan 2021 02:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5718
Views: 807274

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Joe Biden appoints Shanti Kalathil as Coordinator for Democracyhave more and Human Rights in National Security Council Anybody have more on this lady and her India stance? She is a relative of my ex boss who just posted this news on our WA group. IMO, "India stance" is not something top U...
by KLNMurthy
27 Jan 2021 12:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5718
Views: 807274

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Can’t help notice that CNN and other media outlets have stopped displaying large COVID death headlines. In fact just heard some news outlet claiming that death rates are lower than before. California is now lifting the stay at home ban. What exactly changed in a week? What changed in California is ...
by KLNMurthy
27 Jan 2021 06:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I don’t think Modi is shudra. But even if were, it would be fine with me. So much the better actually. https://thewire.in/politics/narendra-modi-backward-caste Those saying Modi’s backward class credentials are ‘fake’ base their allegations on the fact that his caste was not originally included in ...
by KLNMurthy
27 Jan 2021 05:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Am the only one who finds this quite similar to US capital hill protests/insurrection? No I would say the US admin will find the modi govt as kindred spirits..both having suffered the same, no one can blame India now for suppression/oppression/freedom rights etc. The farmers walked right into a tra...
by KLNMurthy
27 Jan 2021 05:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Am the only one who finds this quite similar to US capital hill protests/insurrection? You have me for company. It is as nearly identical as it can get, given the differences between the US and India. US capitol attackers are largely spiritual descendants of slaveowning Confederates who can't stand...
by KLNMurthy
20 Jan 2021 02:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

He started his career as Cricket "historian". Then Italian ecosystem made him "eminent historian". He doesn't even record normal sporting events without taking jibes at his pet hates. As usual fell flat on his face via@iMac_too Ramachandra Guha@Ram_Guha · Dec 20, 2020 36/9: Worl...
by KLNMurthy
16 Jan 2021 06:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5143
Views: 887688

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

ANI @ANI United States tells India that it is unlikely to get a waiver on S-400 purchase from Russia : Reuters. and so it begins........... :mrgreen: the biden squeeze. even before trump leaves, the deep state strikes. A more detailed quote from the article tells us that this is a continuation of T...
by KLNMurthy
16 Jan 2021 04:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235848

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Ahem... she got a raw deal. This is an elaborate game plan to have her fall in the grave of her own hubris. Maybe not by an intelligence agency (not how India operates) but by a Modi bhakt. If only. What I have seen of Modi bhakts online, they are like froth on boiling milk, all emotion, get cooled...

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