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by S.Valkan
14 Sep 2008 09:11
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 279847

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

What is wrong in facilitating re processing targeting same or other civil reactors? We just need info to make it RgPu. And I think the parties involved are rational enough to do that. Suffice it to say that, officially , there will be no transfer of such technology, so as to set a precedent, and pr...
by S.Valkan
14 Sep 2008 08:53
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 279847

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Back after a long time. Looks like my salami slicing theory is taking solid shape. What say you, Ramana, Alok N, JEM and others ? India developed its first nukes more than thirty four years ago. No adversary will assume they remain 'very basic' after three and a half decades. All said and done, perc...
by S.Valkan
28 Jul 2007 08:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 25 Jul 2007
Replies: 268
Views: 58991

Its not about missiles. So the million dollar question is what is Nicholas Burns talking about? or is it providing clean chit to Pakistan and China under guise of editorial/slip of tongue mistake? Raking up the muck of Chinese proliferation for the benefit of the average dumb Joe Bloe wouldn't help...
by S.Valkan
22 Jul 2007 20:21
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - 22 Jul 2007
Replies: 255
Views: 58460

NPAs have put a 20% cap on enrichment ... it turns out that the 20% number is directly out of IAEA rulebook ... all thorium aspirants have to live by the 20% number Let's not miss the forest for the trees. The 20% limit is perfectly suited for the fuel needed in various classes of civilian reactors...
by S.Valkan
12 Jun 2007 22:10
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - June 9th
Replies: 284
Views: 70917

Seems to be e geo-political ploy. Actually, this is an attempt to get FMCT pushed through the back door, by using a smokescreen of "terrorists may lay their hands on fissile material", and thereby prevent the fuel-cycle independence of anyone outside the GNEP supplier group. The gullible ...
by S.Valkan
06 Apr 2007 03:49
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 80135

I do not doubt that the knowledge needs to be acquired, propagated and enhanced. The question is of priorities. Is the decline of the knowledge and sages the greatest threat? or is it secondary to something else?To me, the lack of political power of Hindus is the biggest threat and it is something ...
by S.Valkan
06 Apr 2007 03:07
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 80135

Organism's repond according to Hayek, with the individual no wiser. This explanation is satisfactory to me. If it is satisfactory to you, bliss be upon you. :) Maybe Hayek, or you, can make that breakthrough contribution on the ongoing biological "mystery" of biofilms. We can spend a lot ...
by S.Valkan
06 Apr 2007 02:23
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 80135

Abhijit wrote:the intel and microsoft and dell people who need to understand these things continue to learn and advance the learning.

Crude analogy but probably apt.


I hope you can figure out why the analogy is not apt.
by S.Valkan
06 Apr 2007 01:39
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 80135

This narrative ignores that these were very small settlements and would not have grown to their latter size but for the assent of native rulers and merchant traders. Was there a concsious decision to let the firangs in to counter their local threats? And Braudel says India was self-conquered. That'...
by S.Valkan
06 Apr 2007 01:03
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 80135

The locals inlcude a pecentage of Muslims. The children from Muslim families are often brought dressed up as "Krishna" or a Brahmin for fancy dress competitions for kids and the kids have no problem singing the Sanskrit shlokas that are taught along with other prayers and rhymes. The pare...
by S.Valkan
06 Apr 2007 00:29
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 80135

So pray tell me Valkan, if organizational forces have nothing to do with it, how did Hinduism survive such onslaught? What forces keep us dhimmified Hindus from not rejecting traditiona and follow even ones that we do not understand - confounding Shiv and me for example? :-) The attempt to view the...
by S.Valkan
05 Apr 2007 20:42
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 80135

Hindus do not have any "traditional gyan" to explain to anyone what Hinduism is all about. Let me get a bit personal here, Shiv. Pray tell me WHAT incentive is there for the average Hindu to get 'traditional gyan' in a land where Hindus are in a majority ? You chose to be a doctor, and ea...
by S.Valkan
05 Apr 2007 02:41
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 80135

vsudhir wrote:
To be Hindu is to simply be every minute of every day.



Well, that makes the Evanjihadis your fellow Hindus. :twisted:
by S.Valkan
05 Apr 2007 00:08
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 80135

Did this become an important practice mainly to do something that can hurt hindus? Not at all. Beef has nothing to do with "hurting" Hindu sentiments. Beef was NOT a choice meat for Muslims in India either. In fact, most Muslims were poor peasants, and a major part of their diet was simil...
by S.Valkan
04 Apr 2007 23:47
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 80135

The depth of Hinduism will always be there for those who look for it, but if Hindus are going to catch any new attention - it needs dumbing down without removing its essence. A Hindus who meets anyone should be able to summarize things in a short catchphrase. Since you are SO adamant that it be sum...
by S.Valkan
04 Apr 2007 19:49
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 80135

This dispute will always be there in secular societies with constitutions , unless you accept that "god laws" are not superior and in fact inferior to "man laws". This is not the issue. The issue raised was that some believers complain about certain laws of the land EVEN when th...
by S.Valkan
04 Apr 2007 19:34
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 80135

Let me come back to my earlier premise: Islam = peace Christianity = love Hinduism = :?: Why is it that you have "sankocha" ( by the way, it IS a Sanskrit word used in other languages and not merely Kannada, and roughly translates in English to 'hesitation' ) is stating that Hinduism can'...
by S.Valkan
04 Apr 2007 19:09
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 9
Replies: 326
Views: 80135

First we need to make beef illegal, then we discuss communal harmony. Taking a choice of food away from a person, that can be legally purchased, just because society deems otherwise is lunacy. The operating clause is "legally purchased". It is obviously illegal to slaughter cows in some s...
by S.Valkan
04 Apr 2007 02:48
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

Do those gurukulam attending brahmin-children qualify for any quota benefits by the govt? Govt discriminates against a large number of children "based on their birth". When that discrimination by government ends, one will be on a much stronger footing to demand gurukulams opening to admit...
by S.Valkan
04 Apr 2007 02:37
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

If hinduism needed reforms, didn't Islam too? Aren't muslims Indian citizens? Then why did Constitution develops cold feet regarding establishing uniform personal law? Surely the Muslims need reforms, but the DEMAND for such reforms must come from WITHIN Muslim society itself. As it stood in 1947, ...
by S.Valkan
04 Apr 2007 02:24
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

Big cats simply don’t have the fertility rates that are comparable to deer. Aiyo Rama,- I did say that there is a threshold ratio, no ? Since the tigers here are like the Borg, assimilating every hunted individual deer into their 'tiger' collective, their numbers are not dependent only on breedin...
by S.Valkan
04 Apr 2007 02:15
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

Why pick "only" hinduism? I think we touched upon that in the last post. Minority protection was a vow of the INC ever since Motilal Nehru tabled his formula for the "self-rule" of India. That needs no special discussion. The question on why Hindu religious trusts were targetted...
by S.Valkan
04 Apr 2007 01:58
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

Then Hindus have the right to expect the govt to prevent foreign EJs to thrive inside India. There are laws to that effect. Enforcement of the law is the problem. And so is the use of loopholes to circumvent the law, often with the help of corrupt Hindu babudom. Take for example "evangelical&q...
by S.Valkan
04 Apr 2007 01:50
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

I think framers of the constitution thought that in a free hindu majority India hinduism would never really require any protection regarding education and temple funds etc. Therefore only protection that was specifically mentioned was for minorities. Not really. If you follow the debates in the Con...
by S.Valkan
04 Apr 2007 01:27
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

In that case, Buddhism and Hinduism have nothing to fear. It is the tigers that are endangered not the dear. No, dear. That lopsided effect is because of a third predator in the equation, - man. :) Who's hunting the evangelical hunters to their extinction ? Scientists ? Individuals may fall prey bu...
by S.Valkan
04 Apr 2007 00:45
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

In this case, i do not disagree with you. Again, i do not disagree. ... That is precisely what i was requesting. That you restrict the word faith to the singular and use Abrahamic faith (singular) instead of Abrahamic faith s (plural). The points that you agreed to are the precise reasons that the ...
by S.Valkan
03 Apr 2007 23:52
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

Buddhism is an off shoot of core Hinduism, and modified.. IMO, all religions are an off-shoot of the most basic and primal spirituality that originated in early homo sapiens (or may be even homo erectus). then we have NO issues at all with religions to co-exist. lets keep this as fundamental though...
by S.Valkan
03 Apr 2007 23:26
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

What i am asking for is that the term Abrahmic faith be restricted to the Jewish faith only. That the others claim kinship with Abraham is no reason to club them together with my faith. I think we are arguing at cross-purposes. Judaism as practised today is Mosaic in origin, the 5 books of the Tora...
by S.Valkan
03 Apr 2007 21:13
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

Compared to the wealth of scriptures and history of the Jews, they had pittance. Hence the attempt, and to my chagrin a successful one, to usurp our scriptures by first jesus- whose followers claimed that he was our messiah- and then by mo'. The older a religion is, the more "history" it ...
by S.Valkan
03 Apr 2007 20:50
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

Please be aware of it and desist from using terms such as "Abrahamic faiths" to describe christianism and islam. THESE ARE NOT ABRAHAMIC FAITHS. THERE IS ONLY ONE ABRAHAMIC FAITH: THAT OF THE HEBREWS. I am not sure if you understand the usage, Sadler. The word "Abrahamic" is use...
by S.Valkan
03 Apr 2007 20:17
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

If I remember right, HAF (Hindu American Foundation) had successfully challenged display of 10 commandments in public places and won the case. So what types of rights are being denied there, I am just curious ? Compare that with the call for banning cow-slaughter because it offends majority. Displa...
by S.Valkan
03 Apr 2007 02:44
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

When I first came to US, I met someone who justified his non-veg eating as the meat came from the grocery store in neatly wrapped packages and it is shorn of its slaughter house association. So it was not jiva himsa per se but just cooking some packaged eatable. :roll: When teenagers are shown what...
by S.Valkan
03 Apr 2007 02:40
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

As far as I have been told, vegetarianism is more about maintaining a saatvik mindset. Meat confers rajas, in a sort of "you are what you eat" manner. At least that was my understanding. You are absolutely correct. That was the basic outline of the my first post on this topic. But those w...
by S.Valkan
03 Apr 2007 02:36
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

Aditya Vikrams wrote:This the Vaishnava belief and I don't expect you to accept it


Since I very succinctly understand what the Vaishnava fundamentals are, I have no qualms with your belief at all. :)
by S.Valkan
03 Apr 2007 02:11
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

[quote="Aditya Vikrams"] Parikshit decided that Kali would live in “gambling houses, in taverns, in women of unchaste lives, in slaughtering places and in goldâ€
by S.Valkan
03 Apr 2007 01:43
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 8
Replies: 320
Views: 73020

I Don't think its my misconception, I was talking of Parikshit meeting Kali as in the personification of Kali yuga. Sorry, that's your utter misconception. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali_%28Demon%29 The pronuciation in the case of Parikshit's Kali( कलि ) demon personifying the "age&qu...
by S.Valkan
03 Apr 2007 01:08
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 83315

I don't think this is mentioned along with Jada Bharata, it is mentioned when Parikshit meets Kali.I am pretty sure it is not in the purport but actual text itself. That is your misconception because of English transliteration. The demon Kali versus BhadraKAALI Maybe you should consult your Srimad ...
by S.Valkan
03 Apr 2007 01:04
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 83315

Manny wrote:S.Valkan,


Is that you Spock from the PF and the ODI forum? I could be be mistaken.

:eek:

Manny (M_M)


We meet again, Candyman. :lol:
by S.Valkan
03 Apr 2007 00:38
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 83315

I think Srimad Bhagvatam also states that 5 places where Kali resides is where there is meat eating, Alcholism, Gambling, illicit sex and excessive gold? Actually, no. But some sectarian Vaishnavas try to claim so in their "Purports" on stories of Jada Bharata. However, as described earli...
by S.Valkan
03 Apr 2007 00:15
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion thread - 7
Replies: 371
Views: 83315

from my little thoughts.. cause, one cannot start deriving without an origin pattern.. hence the assumption. ? Good. That is why this model wouldn't pass muster when challenged logically. The only way out is a cyclic model ( as in most Indic religions ), with the Potential Energy of the Absolute Va...

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