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by KLNMurthy
11 Apr 2021 07:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3347
Views: 342907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Sanajaya Baru was part of the old elite due to connections built through his bureaucrat father. That's of no use these days, hence the pique. Though his books about PVNR were quite objective and didn't carry anything for the famiglia, he is still more inclined towards the old guard. I wouldn't equa...
by KLNMurthy
11 Apr 2021 07:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3347
Views: 342907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Actually he wrote Accidental PM on MMS. He was hoping people like him will be courted by Modi but never got the call. Many such aspirants. All “good english” TFTA types who thought Modi would be lost in Dilli and they could land s cushy job guiding Modi through the Angloverse. Shiv Vishvanathan and...
by KLNMurthy
11 Apr 2021 07:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3347
Views: 342907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

whatsapp...... So corporates are bad for 'farmers' but good for vaccinations. What am I missing? If Tehseen took a bijness class flight to Los Angeles or San Francisco to get vaccinated by param poojya Pfizer/Moderna/JJ vaccine she'll be in for a rude shock. She doesn't qualify. There's no Cowin li...
by KLNMurthy
05 Apr 2021 01:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3347
Views: 342907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

There can only be one and only party that could fill this space in India. Whether you like it or not. If not, what you get is pre 2014 situation. That never means people need not be given protection. It means it's always time to unite and strengthen rather than weaken and end up as victims. There i...
by KLNMurthy
05 Apr 2021 01:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3347
Views: 342907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Not voting because some conditions are not met is a great way of taking 10 steps backwards for failing to take 2 steps forward. There are many things that can be done without attracting unnecessary attention, Yati Narsinghanandji is brave and must be lauded for protecting the temple but i really co...
by KLNMurthy
05 Apr 2021 01:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3347
Views: 342907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In case of any of the following conditions 1. If Yati Narsinghanand ji is harmed in any way. 2. If govt control of Temples is not relinquished by october 2023 3. If GoI doesn't take active and visible steps to dissolve Pakistan by October 2023 Then I will sit out in the next Lok Sabha elections i e...
by KLNMurthy
05 Apr 2021 01:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3347
Views: 342907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Atmavik wrote:isko kahaan se pakaad kar laye??

RaGa is being coached by decadent intellectuals of Trantor—all turgid abstractions pulled from books and no connection with any kind of ground reality.
by KLNMurthy
03 Apr 2021 01:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 453
Views: 69576

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

I wouldn't put too much weight on voting %. WB had a high voter turnout in their previous assembly election too. Plus in 2019, there was an unprecedented voter turnout, which turned out to be "pro-incumbency"! Incorrect. The destruction of Vidyasagar statue tilted 10 seats to TMC. And the...
by KLNMurthy
03 Apr 2021 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5796
Views: 835595

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Alabama fails to reverse ban on yoga as conservatives say they fear rise in Hinduism Bill to lift ban on yoga in Alabama schools – which would still prohibit ‘namaste’ greetings and chanting – will be brought back for another try after a vote ended in a tie Democratic representative Jeremy Gray of ...
by KLNMurthy
31 Mar 2021 04:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5314
Views: 927590

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

A lot of white guys apparently harbor sexual objectification fantasies about east-southeast Asian women. They somehow see them as soft, docile and compliant. “Massage parlor” businesses intentionally cater to those fantasies. Usually the women there are severely exploited. KLNM, not to take anythin...
by KLNMurthy
30 Mar 2021 21:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Freeing Hindu temples from Govts - what is the goal , feasible extent and approach ?
Replies: 31
Views: 1503

Re: Freeing Hindu temples from Govts - what is the goal , feasible extent and approach ?

Another data point could be the administration and management of Puttaparthi or Shiridi, which I believe are already run privately.

Is there any instance of a major religious shrine, of any religion, passing from government hands into private hands?
by KLNMurthy
30 Mar 2021 21:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Freeing Hindu temples from Govts - what is the goal , feasible extent and approach ?
Replies: 31
Views: 1503

Re: Freeing Hindu temples from Govts - what is the goal , feasible extent and approach ?

Can someone knowledgeable provide some information & insight into how the Golden Temple is managed? IIRC, it’s through the SGPC—Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee. Are the members elected? Appointed? What is the role of the Punjab government? What are the pluses and minuses of the way the ...
by KLNMurthy
30 Mar 2021 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3347
Views: 342907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

chetak wrote:
vijayk wrote:https://twitter.com/rishibagree/status/1376841561502179328




WTH does he think he is doing

has anyone been able to figure out this cartoon yet

Apparently he is teaching Aikido.
by KLNMurthy
30 Mar 2021 20:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5314
Views: 927590

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

\ (how they turned a mentally ill Atlanta shooter's bizarre motive of killing sex workers to cure his sex addiction into racism) \. It was racism. The guy drove across two counties specifically to kill Asian sex workers. Asians are less than 4% of the population of GA. He couldn't find any other se...
by KLNMurthy
30 Mar 2021 05:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Myanmar news and discussion
Replies: 602
Views: 488860

Re: India-Myanmar news and discussion

KLNMurthy: It’s not as simple as, “Soros is supporting the demonstrations in Myanmar, so Indians have to do the opposite & be against them, and by implication, for the military.” That, actually, would be the same as letting Soros dictate Indian policy. Did I say that? No, you did. Do not read t...
by KLNMurthy
30 Mar 2021 02:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2793
Views: 693398

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

chetak wrote:Image

Reminds me of a joke:

A Jew, a Sikh, a Muslim and a bunch of Hindus walked into a room with a desk, paper and pen.


...
by KLNMurthy
30 Mar 2021 02:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2793
Views: 693398

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Most news rags in India have this "if we aren't criticising the Govt we aren't doing our job as fifth estate and exerting our divine right" itch. For decades they got enough cause in the form of an endless series of scams and sham leadership, and they have gotten used to a type of reporti...
by KLNMurthy
30 Mar 2021 01:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 5171
Views: 810689

Re: Internal Security Watch

Unsurprisingly and predictably it's matching up to what they do. In GJ, they have tweaked their template little bit after 2002 but the salami slicing is there without any doubt as there's hardly any action from the bureaucracy and politicians. Hindus don't recognize enemies till it's too late. My f...
by KLNMurthy
29 Mar 2021 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3347
Views: 342907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

@Suraj: Congratulations on your second article on Swarajya ! https://swarajyamag.com/politics/hindu-democracy-punyabhoomi-and-the-idea-of-bharat Thanks :) Just read the article. Thoughtful & thoughr-provoking as per the standard you have set for yourself. Will have some thoughts on it by-and-by...
by KLNMurthy
28 Mar 2021 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Myanmar news and discussion
Replies: 602
Views: 488860

Re: India-Myanmar news and discussion

https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/editorials/indias-foreign-policy-mizoram-cm-zoramthanga-myanmar-coup-unsc-7240440/ The Mizos do not get to interfere with GoI policies -- myanmar troublemakers in Indian territory must be handed to Myanmar promptly. India depends on Myanmar helping India sh...
by KLNMurthy
21 Mar 2021 02:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3347
Views: 342907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I feel Pappu may be the first to pull the plug on this unholy mess of an alliance. The Shiv Sena and the NCP are Maharashtra-only parties but Pappu is fighting 5 state elections now and many more to come this year. They are junior partners in this alliance and you can be sure the BJP will use these...
by KLNMurthy
20 Mar 2021 00:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3347
Views: 342907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

chetak wrote:...
what does one make of this tweet by the owner of brown university

is it a tweet by a twat or by a twit :mrgreen:
...


Pratap Bhanu Mehta has shown how to operationalize and weaponize "award wapasi" with zero cost.

India needs a Defense Against the Dark Arts department.
by KLNMurthy
20 Mar 2021 00:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3347
Views: 342907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

1. A lot of parameters in the article reference the 98-99 period of uncertainty, but the score is missing for that period ( we have scores for 1952, 1976, 2018, 2019). if that can be added as well (though you do make the reference to the number in the paragraph concerning it). 2. Why was 2018 selec...
by KLNMurthy
19 Mar 2021 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2793
Views: 693398

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Does Pakistan have any sort of plan outside of "we are the fortress of Islam and we will destroy dark rice-eating Indians"? They have no vision for what they want to be, so they are what they planned to be, a "fortress of islam" seething with inbred, ignorant, violent, islamofas...
by KLNMurthy
19 Mar 2021 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2793
Views: 693398

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

2 interesting statements from pakistan establishment within 48 hours Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed B says it's time for India and Pakistan to bury the past Peace with Pakistan will give India direct access to Central Asia: Imran Khan Just like that we are back to what Pakistan & the A...
by KLNMurthy
18 Mar 2021 05:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3347
Views: 342907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The question which still remains unanswered is what was the reason behind this whole conspiracy ? What was the planned end game ? An old Scorpio filled with gelatin sticks but no ignitor sounds like they never planned to explode the vehicle. Then the poor owner of the Scorpio, a small time business...
by KLNMurthy
18 Mar 2021 01:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5663
Views: 1137626

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)



The nub of the article was Kissinger nominating himself as the intermediary between US and China.

This one man probably did more harm, singlehandedly, to the cause of civilization and humanity than virtually anyone else in the post-WWII era.
by KLNMurthy
18 Mar 2021 01:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3261
Views: 373156

Re: Iran News and Discussions

Interesting perspective on the nature of the Iranian regime, from Xiyue Wang, Chinese-American academic who was a hostage in Iran: The Princeton Historian Mugged by Reality Wang is an unusual man. Born in Beijing, he came to the United States at the age of 20 and naturalized in 2009. He studied Sout...
by KLNMurthy
17 Mar 2021 00:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1888
Views: 283130

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:Too funny on El Kaptan Niazi

https://www.facebook.com/48329504861/posts/10157894125904862/

Seriously, you know your house is cooked when the man in the street starts moving you.


That guy was brilliant.
by KLNMurthy
16 Mar 2021 23:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5796
Views: 835595

Re: Understanding the US - Again

chetak: At that level, it is merely a question of "jiski laathi, uski bhains" Precisely, chetak-saar. Once you have the big guns, you can pretend to be all "moral and just" and do whatever you want under the cover of media propaganda. But I was just cautioning against Indians si...
by KLNMurthy
16 Mar 2021 23:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5663
Views: 1137626

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Understanding an adversary's viewpoint is important. If we knew that Pakistan would go back on Shimla agreements we would have acted differently. If we knew Chinese viewpoint in 62 we would have prepared better. So, yes we should know and understand what, why and how the Chinese think. Alternativel...
by KLNMurthy
16 Mar 2021 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3590
Views: 761530

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

We need to watch this again and again. The most cogent explanation of why the Chinese have been aggressive in Ladakh by Ambassador Stobdan (a Ladhaki) and wisest advice on how to counter it not just by military means, but with narrative based on history, and with culture based on a fine understandi...
by KLNMurthy
16 Mar 2021 12:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2793
Views: 693398

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

yensoy wrote:^^^^ can you bite a dog just because a dog can bite you?

No, but if you are a Telugu person you would know that proper antidote to a dog biting you is to give that dog a nice juicy one with your shoe.
by KLNMurthy
16 Mar 2021 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5663
Views: 1137626

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Understanding an adversary's viewpoint is important. If we knew that Pakistan would go back on Shimla agreements we would have acted differently. If we knew Chinese viewpoint in 62 we would have prepared better. So, yes we should know and understand what, why and how the Chinese think. Alternativel...
by KLNMurthy
13 Mar 2021 07:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3347
Views: 342907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The 'data' is apparently the creation of a 5 member panel led by Pratap Bhanu Mehta, who subsequently pointed to the result to prove his assertions about the rankings. Just as I thought. The "great and the good" (late Varsha Bhosle's phrase) pulling data & science out of their backsid...
by KLNMurthy
13 Mar 2021 00:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3347
Views: 342907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Suraj wrote:The 'data' is apparently the creation of a 5 member panel led by Pratap Bhanu Mehta, who subsequently pointed to the result to prove his assertions about the rankings.

So is it any better than pulling some numbers out of their rear ends?
by KLNMurthy
13 Mar 2021 00:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3347
Views: 342907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

KLNM: you can reach us on Twitter. We are tagged under the article there. Our IDs there are easily associated with usernames here. Yes I downloaded the CSV, parsed out the rows for India and applied evaluation formulae to highlight years of interest for each parameter. You can choose your data scie...
by KLNMurthy
12 Mar 2021 22:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3347
Views: 342907

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

JE Menon and I wrote an article in Swarajyamag analyzing the V-Dem ranking of countries, where India rated as 'Elected Autocracy': An Analysis Of The V-Dem Data On The Decline of Democracy In India Reveals Interesting Insights—About V-Dem The article is a purely a review of their raw data with some...
by KLNMurthy
11 Mar 2021 03:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 453
Views: 69576

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

chetak wrote:
...

all these old warhorses have never been enthused by the rousing sound of the bugle but only by the spoils of the battle


Captures ancien regime politics in a nutshell.
by KLNMurthy
11 Mar 2021 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3488
Views: 656161

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

m_saini wrote:
...

And these are the same peeps who protected that kiddie toucher Charles. Maybe we can invite Meghan and Harry and have them preside while our parliament discusses the rampant racism and paedophilia in UK :lol:


You mean Andrew, right?

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