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by vsudhir
27 Jul 2009 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A stable, prosperous Pakistan is NOT in India's interest
Replies: 219
Views: 13783

Re: A stable, prosperous Pakistan is NOT in India's interest

Shiv saar, Is the problem with the mere formulation/verbal assertion of TSPian stability==Indian interest or is it more that the desi establishment might, just might, believe this to be true? As for saying stuff, anything goes as some gurus have eloquently argued in the EUMA and sharm-al-sheikh thre...
by vsudhir
27 Jul 2009 08:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 426214

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

Theek hai. All my flippant banter apart, I am concerned for the well being and safety of ordinary decent folk of Indian stock currently in the British isles. Sanjaykr, heartening to know that the avg Briton can and does try to differentiate between the ethnic/cultural Indic and the Packee-at-heart....
by vsudhir
26 Jul 2009 22:37
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Why Japan's darkest days lie ahead Recommended and saddening read. Always admired Japanese economic rise. BTW, any visitors to Japan can vouch for shocking accounts such as this? Japan isn’t like the outside world imagines. There are tent cities set up throughout Osaka, the industrial capitol. Thou...
by vsudhir
26 Jul 2009 22:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 426214

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion

2 - No one in the West can whinge like the British, which is why their whinges can almost never be taken at face value. Does not seem to square with the "stiff upper lip" so readily bandied about. They've been moaning about the same things since the 1919, yet life for the average Briton h...
by vsudhir
25 Jul 2009 11:44
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Neshant, Agree 400%. Vera Meanwhile people are heading back to the markets and trading like crazy if their revenue gains are any indication. More power and good luck to them. Lets hope this recession is over and recovery real. I don't expect that to be buit hey, hope and change are in the air, after...
by vsudhir
25 Jul 2009 08:35
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Meanwhile, don't give up hope. Miracles do happen after all. Consider this: Accountants Gain Courage to Stand Up to Bankers: Jonathan Weil July 23 (Bloomberg) -- Turns out America’s accounting poobahs have some fight in them after all. Call them crazy, or maybe just brave. The Financial Accounting S...
by vsudhir
25 Jul 2009 08:29
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

The Dow is up some +188 now? Groiwth expectations must have smacked double digits or what? Based on some green shoots formulations no doubt. Two interesting (though biased coz they serve to make a point I've been hammering at) comments found floating on the web. Pool Corp. said Thursday its fourth-q...
by vsudhir
25 Jul 2009 08:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK: News & Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 426214

Re: Indo-UK: News & Discussion



The modesty is refreshing.

Should one take it then that UKstan no longer considers itself more than 'a power in the world'? Something is fishy here.
by vsudhir
25 Jul 2009 08:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US News and Discussion
Replies: 2539
Views: 224258

Re: India-US News and Discussion

SwamyG makes a good point that it is indeed too early to write off the chances of the successful passage of the healthcare reformation (or is it Renaissance?) under Sri Obama's compassionate supervision (or is it dupervision? Lets settle for super duper vision, ok?). I for one certainly hope Sri Oba...
by vsudhir
25 Jul 2009 07:51
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Looks like we are still D&G over here while the stock markets are making steady gains everywhere. And stocks are supposed to be a leading indicator of the economy.... Is BR behind the curve? That rarely happens. Anything is possible, including a long, secular bull run. However, what is possible...
by vsudhir
25 Jul 2009 07:45
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

The now infamous lead editorial in the ekhanomist needs little introduction: http://media.economist.com/images/20090718/2909LD1.jpg But this take on it seemed interesting. The July 18th issue of The Economist is focused on the economic crisis and the economic theory that failed to prevent or, for mo...
by vsudhir
21 Jul 2009 21:49
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Vsudhir, What if there was a need? I would like us to look at fundas and see if there is any merit to the suggestion. An idea, even if brought forward by charltans, should be looked at without prejudging due to messenger. Fair enough. Proof of the pudding is in the eating. The first stimulus packag...
by vsudhir
21 Jul 2009 16:03
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Philadelphia Halts Payments in Crunch The government of the nation's sixth most-populous city has stopped paying its vendors and suppliers, citing a cash crisis. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter on Friday blamed the drastic move on the failure of the Pennsylvania legislature to act on his request ...
by vsudhir
21 Jul 2009 15:57
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Agree with Neshant here. Barney Frank preaching accountability and public interest is like Musharraf's Musharraf preaching enlightened moderation.
by vsudhir
21 Jul 2009 07:00
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Pravda perspective. Take with requisite salt. Hilarious read, though. First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly aff...
by vsudhir
21 Jul 2009 06:48
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

What is the talk of second stimulus pkg? What do forex futures say about value of $ in coming 3, 6, 9 months? The 2nd stimulus package is being pushed by acadhimmic charlatans who have quite eloquently covered their bases. It is right now in its 'trial balloon' stage. (Much like the trial balloons ...
by vsudhir
21 Jul 2009 06:45
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

It is funny that people have put Obama on so much defensive that he is much hated for even saying that the crisis is all of Bush's making. Each Prez has his own talents. GWB has a lot to be blamed for but Sri Obama after him hasn't exactly covered him self in glory either. Ulta, Sri Obama was gifte...
by vsudhir
21 Jul 2009 04:13
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

okie, more detail flooding in for that 24 TRILLION dollah story. Found mention on PBS biz news for one. "Costs include $2.3 trillion in programs offered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., $7.4 trillion in TARP and other aid from the Treasury and $7.2 trillion in federal money for Fannie Ma...
by vsudhir
21 Jul 2009 03:53
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

And it gets weirder and weirdewr. So much so that boor moi dunnos who to believe only anymore. Inspector General: Treasury 'failed' to adopt bailout safeguards OK. innocuous headline, what? Now, yeh chakho . The government’s top watchdog over the $700 billion financial rescue package said the Treasu...
by vsudhir
20 Jul 2009 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: End User Agreement : India's capitulation to US interests ?
Replies: 675
Views: 25050

Re: End User Agreement : India's capitulation to US interests ?

IIRC, the MoD was against the EUA 400%. There was speculation that the PMO and the MEA were targeted for sustained pressure likely because they were seen as more pliable. The PMO can override many things in the lesser ministries. The EUA is already a done deal. I now worry about what is next. I hope...
by vsudhir
20 Jul 2009 06:56
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

This is serious. Recall scenes from the great depression (GD I). The long lines of unemployed, the panic, fear, visible decay in living standards. A big reason why this meltdown doesn't on the surface appear anything like the great depression of the 30s is that gubmint found ways to borrow, monetize...
by vsudhir
19 Jul 2009 22:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Sharm-el- Sheikh Harakiri...
Replies: 1269
Views: 52563

Re: India's Sharm-el- Sheikh Harakiri...

Interesting that there're 2 sets of opposing views on the events in Egypt. Time will tell which version is right, I guess. The Baloch issue now made bilateral may yield some gains to India going fwd but dunno what gains will occur from delinking terror with talks. Simply because, the next 26/11 will...
by vsudhir
19 Jul 2009 21:54
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

California IOUs are creating an ersatz currency. They are now legal tender for Calfornia taxes. California's budget gap won't close for long (Reuters) Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:17am EDT By Jim Christie - Analysis SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - Even if California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and top ...
by vsudhir
19 Jul 2009 06:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-China News and Discussion
Replies: 2386
Views: 184913

Re: India-China News and Discussions

If dlagon were to intrude into (already done countless times so far) and hold onto (not happened as yet. They mark the territory, then leave, IIRC) a major chunk of Indian territory (Aksai Chin, anyone?), what would unkil's stance - both overt and covert - be? Will it support PRC? Yindia? Both? Neit...
by vsudhir
19 Jul 2009 02:05
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

SwamyG, Ambrose Evans Prichard (AEP), resident alarmist, at it again. What he outlines is sans IMF prescription though. Its mkt imposed discipline only. Fiscal ruin of the Western world beckons Again, like I said, the man is a known alarmist, take with some salt. But I wouldn't write him off entirel...
by vsudhir
18 Jul 2009 23:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Sharm-el- Sheikh Harakiri...
Replies: 1269
Views: 52563

Re: India's Sharm-el- Sheikh Harakiri...

India interfering in Balochistan: Gilani Two days after the controversial Indo-Pak joint statement in Egypt, prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani blamed India for "interference" in Balochistan and "other areas". And FWIW Rising disquiet in Cong over PM's Pak line Smells like media ...
by vsudhir
18 Jul 2009 18:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 276287

Re: Indian IT Industry

Some real Indian IT news, for a change :P PC sales post 7% -ve growth for first time: MAIT Not surprising in that the avg replacement cycle for PCs has jumped from 3.5 odd yrs previously to some 5.5-6 yrs now. WinXP is good enough and few feel the need to upgrade from a 2005/06 machine at this time...
by vsudhir
18 Jul 2009 18:33
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Shux, the more you dig, the more the lunacy that surfaces.....taking on shades of CT now almost.... Converting to a bank-holding company has other benefits as well: Goldman's primary supervisor is now the New York Fed, whose chairman at the time of its announcement was Stephen Friedman, a former co-...
by vsudhir
18 Jul 2009 18:17
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Ooh, more secrets tumbling outta closets onlee. U.S. Regulators to BofA: Obey or Else Bank of America Corp. is operating under a secret regulatory sanction that requires it to overhaul its board and address perceived problems with risk and liquidity management, according to people familiar with the ...
by vsudhir
18 Jul 2009 18:12
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

The US political system is showing resilient signs of breaking free of regulatory and/or state capture. Lets hope they are able to pull it off. Lawmakers say Paulson bent to demands of bank CEO Lawmakers accused former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Thursday of bending to the demands of a major...
by vsudhir
18 Jul 2009 16:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Sharm-el- Sheikh Harakiri...
Replies: 1269
Views: 52563

Re: India's Sharm-el- Sheikh Harakiri...

How nice it would be if Hillary had never visited. I certainly hope we have as minimally few as possible high profile visits from DC to Dilli (and vice versa for that matter). Style trumps substance and such naataks are enacted to give some aura of suckcess to the visit leading to faux pas of the ki...
by vsudhir
18 Jul 2009 07:34
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

PRC bond auction fails......Aha. That is bloody potent news. No surprise its being ignored by most media. July 17 (Bloomberg) -- China’s finance ministry failed to meet its debt-sale target for a third time in two weeks at a 182- day bill sale, according to traders at Galaxy Securities Co. and China...
by vsudhir
18 Jul 2009 07:19
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

How the omnipotent rulers of the great khanate use deep wisdom and incredible foresight to plan weapons platforms.... The F-22 originally was designed to counter a potential Soviet threat. The Pentagon has spent an estimated $65 billion researching, developing and building 187 F-22s. Gates prefers t...
by vsudhir
18 Jul 2009 07:10
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

1 interesting blog comment. More CA budget news: According to an AP news story today, Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco wants to help cut the budget shortfall by an amount of about $392 million dollars if marijuana became legal, was sold at $50.00 per oz. and was taxed for sale her...
by vsudhir
18 Jul 2009 06:54
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

Sudhir: I need to spread some gyan around; do we have the steps IMF used to ask the Asian Tigers and the so-called 3rd World Countries to take? And how different were they compared to what is expected of the so-called developed nations? SwamyG, read about it on econblogs. A google search shows up t...
by vsudhir
18 Jul 2009 02:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 687
Views: 126456

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

Andhra government in Mosque row Owaisi demanded that the demolished mosque be rebuilt at its original site. He said Muslims would never accept land for the mosque at any other place. He fears that this could also set a precedent for the authorities to demolish mosques or other places of worship and...
by vsudhir
18 Jul 2009 01:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Sharm-el- Sheikh Harakiri...
Replies: 1269
Views: 52563

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - July 07, 2009

My 2 bit attempt at understanding the chankiangiri if any behind the latest events from besharm al sheikh. IMO, Yindfia is attempting to (unwittingly) tread the path of chinese inscrutability. GoI is perhaps learning the great noble art of doublespeak. Say 1 thing, then immediately pre-empt what you...
by vsudhir
18 Jul 2009 00:36
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320830

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

vsudhir, I think its time to take a Quigleyan look at American free market logic. I posted links to his book "Evolution of Civilizations" in the Strategic Leadership thread. It has the seven step process. See if you can take a crack at it. Ramana garu, read Quigley's perspicacious post on...

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