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by mayurav
16 Nov 2008 19:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 424637

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

Yes, the US std of living has to come down. The only question is at what rate? Can the US gov manage to do it over a generation by graduated inflation? Or will it come down with a big thud over 5-10 years? I am afraid it might be the latter.
by mayurav
16 Nov 2008 19:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1020
Views: 85513

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

{I have called for a ban on postor mayurav and am awaiting the opinions of other admins b4 implementing that. IMO, his post (now deleted because we don't want it stinking up a forum where some 30,000 civilized people read and post their views) is an explicit endorsement of terrorist crimes, a call ...
by mayurav
15 Nov 2008 21:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1020
Views: 85513

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

Indian secularism rightly defines all religions as equal. Incorrect. Indian secular state allows the right to practice any religion. It treats religions unequally by allowing different personal laws for each of them. Statements with such elementary ignorance are a major self goal and one of the big...
by mayurav
15 Nov 2008 19:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1020
Views: 85513

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

Malegao blasts are under investigation... UPA and its chamcha parties are trying to invent Hindu Terrorism to gain few votes... and we can wait till the courts give their verdict... I was thinking about the major upheavals other established republics went through. Republic of China was established ...
by mayurav
15 Nov 2008 19:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1020
Views: 85513

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

Every religion has certain tenets, certain basic rules if you will, so that it is simple for people to understand and follow. But eventually rigidity develops - Even amongst south indians hindus there was bitter war between shaivaits and vaishnavaits - A Hindu King, shiva worshipper bliinded the ey...
by mayurav
15 Nov 2008 19:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1020
Views: 85513

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

God with one name, that "He" does everything. So what ? If it helps them be good people, happy and peaceful people so be it. Reality does not support this big if. Again I wonder what "experiences" make one ignore reality and live in imagined fantasy. The one that comes to mind i...
by mayurav
15 Nov 2008 18:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1020
Views: 85513

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

Hinduism is NOT superior to Islam or christianity. I have realised it in my life. It if for everybody to realise this beautiful truth through their own life experiences, and not to be stuffed down their throat. I wonder what "experiences" makes one say that Islam is equal equal to Hinduis...
by mayurav
13 Nov 2008 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1020
Views: 85513

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

The sociologists agenda is to depress nationalism Is the aim to prevent the rise of new global elite? And to prevent new sociopolitical models/ideas? Is the current global elite afraid of a genuine Hindu elite and genuine Hindu sociopolitical systems? Or are they against nationalism everywhere as t...
by mayurav
12 Nov 2008 04:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 314819

Re: Geopolitical thread

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya's view of European sociopolitics. Nationalism, democracy, socialism or equality (equality is there at the root of socialism; equality is different from equability), these three doctrines have dominated European social political thinking. Every now and then apart from these...
by mayurav
04 Nov 2008 08:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011
Replies: 1213
Views: 86466

Re: Book Review Folder - 2008

The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History By David Hackett Fischer Published by Oxford University Press US, 1996 ISBN 019505377X, 9780195053777 536 pages http://books.google.com/books?id=-efB6GTgNdAC "The history of prices is the history of change", writes David Hackett F...
by mayurav
25 Oct 2008 02:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 424637

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

Roubini's latest talk ends with things coming down to geopolitical costs. He says China may ask for Taiwan to continue funding US current account deficit. Russia might take over Iceland to bail it out. His recounting of the steps to WWII was also chilling. Stock market collapse -> bank collapse -> ...
by mayurav
25 Oct 2008 00:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 424637

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

Roubini's latest talk ends with things coming down to geopolitical costs. He says China may ask for Taiwan to continue funding US current account deficit. Russia might take over Iceland to bail it out. His recounting of the steps to WWII was also chilling. Stock market collapse -> bank collapse -> r...
by mayurav
17 Oct 2008 23:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 424637

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

How to manage an imperial decline By Aziz Huq http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/JJ18Ak03.html Do empires end with a bang, a whimper, or the sibilant hiss of financial deflation? We may be about to find out. Right now, in the midst of the financial whirlwind, it's been hard in the United Stat...
by mayurav
16 Oct 2008 22:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 424637

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

Roubini garu thinks it will be U-shaped with a 2 year recession and deflation the major concern in that time. He says we are lucky it is not L shaped recession like the lost decade (or two) in Japan. I see Dr. Doom (Roubini) on most programs now. I believe he was dismissed as being permanently pessi...
by mayurav
16 Oct 2008 22:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 424637

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

Thanks Singhaji. So 85B$ is the outstanding loan and if interest is included it is 250B$? Is that correct Snowji? Auto loans maybe another 50-100B$. 1T CC debt looks most scary for the banks with no collateral except for the threat of FICO score going down. But when juntha's FICO will go down it isn...
by mayurav
16 Oct 2008 21:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 424637

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

Arya Sumantra wrote:After the home loans crisis, the next big thing is believed to be the study loans. The job losses in unkil is believed to have affected many students' ability to pay up their long term loans.


What is the size of outstanding student loans in the US? I read credit card debt is around 1T$
by mayurav
16 Oct 2008 21:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 1307
Views: 149892

Re: Indian Interests - 7

Isn't Imtiaz Shah a good response to a Paki named Viren Naik? :P
by mayurav
16 Oct 2008 20:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 1307
Views: 149892

Re: Indian Interests - 7

Who's guiding India's destiny? http://www.merinews.com/catFull.jsp?articleID=144420 The 1998 tests did take India in the right direction by not dwelling in the might of the bomb just as Pakistani dictators have used to dominate the Islamic world. Is India on autopilot or is there another force that...
by mayurav
12 Oct 2008 22:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 2843
Views: 255763

Re: Internal Security Watch

Huge arms haul in Kerala 11 Oct 2008, 0327 hrs IST,TNN THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In the day and age of terrorism, it's a miracle that a veritable arsenal — 59 revolvers and 2,000 rounds of ammunition — appears to have been checked in at Dubai, undetected by both security and Emirates airlines, into a Kar...
by mayurav
03 Oct 2008 05:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 2843
Views: 255763

Re: Internal Security Watch

'Why should I go to there? You go' http://specials.rediff.com/news/2008/oct/02slide2.htm Additional Superintendent of Police Sanjay Patil and his team, who reached there immediately after the blast to take stock of the situation, were brutally attacked by a furious mob which according to different a...
by mayurav
25 Sep 2008 20:41
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 341435

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

A good solution for the people in the "other community" would be to convert out of it. After all their forefathers/mothers converted into the "other community" for economic and social benefits.
by mayurav
28 Aug 2008 07:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1014
Views: 88147

Re: Non-Western Worldview - 4

I have been forming the view that Xtianity was an attempt by India to civilize Europe and to raise them up a little bit. The pagans were quite uncivilized and barbaric. Xtianity definitely civilized them a little. Unfortunately, the pagans took hold of Xtianity and converted it into a tool for thei...
by mayurav
27 Aug 2008 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1014
Views: 88147

Re: Non-Western Worldview - 4

I have been forming the view that Xtianity was an attempt by India to civilize Europe and to raise them up a little bit. The pagans were quite uncivilized and barbaric. Xtianity definitely civilized them a little. Unfortunately, the pagans took hold of Xtianity and converted it into a tool for their...
by mayurav
27 Aug 2008 01:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3983
Views: 367924

Re: J & K news and discussion - 19 Aug 2008

Why is Prof. Narendra Singh emphasizing that "even Moslims support us"? He is unsure of the legitimacy of Hindu interests? And what is this obsession with waving the tricolor? Hindus need to realize that the Indian state and its flag are secular. Waving it is not going to protect hindu int...
by mayurav
25 Aug 2008 06:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 2843
Views: 255763

Re: Internal Security Watch

This lends support to the observation made here that the Maoists and Evanjihadis are linked.. Orissa shuts down schools, colleges as protests spread Sunday August 24 2008 18:54 IST IANS http://newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEZ20080824185348&Page=Z&Title=Bhubaneswar&Topic=0& BHUBAN...
by mayurav
22 Aug 2008 03:33
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 114044

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

And we will not allow reprocessing of the waste nor take it back. All folks consuming the food will be put under safeguards. If any of the countries burp/fart no more Indian food. :lol:
by mayurav
20 Aug 2008 21:15
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 87458

Re: Caucasus Crisis

JwalaMukhi wrote:In fact, I would recommend as STEP 0 for any aspiration about being any sort of power is to take a look at the globe.


Excellent point. I use google earth.
by mayurav
12 Aug 2008 20:50
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 87458

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Nothing would serve the cause of anti-terrorism more than putting 20 LGBs down on ISI HQ. That is a military reality that India will have to pursue as TSP has shown that it can turn on a dime to change suitors if it means staving off destruction. The Indian state behaves like Hindus when it comes t...
by mayurav
12 Aug 2008 19:58
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 87458

Re: Caucasus Crisis

To most armchair folks, geopolitics is no different from a event at the Olympics... where India does not have a team. Just root for the underdog (Roos) while disapproving the overwhelming strong contender (Unkil). I was like this only. But now I think about how the Indian team can benefit. Maybe whe...
by mayurav
31 Jul 2008 18:36
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 114044

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

.... What precedent exists at all for one country to be adjunct to another's laws ? Perhaps the following may be cited as an example: Much after the 123 Agreement for Tarapur 1&2 was signed and implemented, US amended its national laws to prohibit fuel reprocessing. It used this amended (its na...
by mayurav
30 Jul 2008 23:56
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 114044

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

DH does not archive.. http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/Jul302008/national2008073081790.asp?section=updatenews India has power shortage of 73,050 million units New Delhi, IANS: India, Asia's third largest economy, faced a power deficit of 73,050 million units between April 2007 and March 2008, an ...
by mayurav
30 Jul 2008 23:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 114044

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

1) The same logic that was used for downplaying Hyde Act can be also be used to downplay a "conditional" waiver. India will be too big a economic power, and too entwined with the global system that rest of the world cannot disrupt the smooth operation of the nuke plants. 2) Another favorit...
by mayurav
27 Jul 2008 01:01
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Blasts in Ahmedabad
Replies: 743
Views: 47323

Re: Blasts in Ahmedabad

So, how do propose to put that sense into Muslims? Well, this is where Freedom of Dissociation comes in. You see, Muslims are supported in their sentiments by Leftists and Casteists, who do this for tactical reasons. These low-ethics political constituencies have enough demographic weight to jointl...
by mayurav
27 Jul 2008 00:43
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Blasts in Ahmedabad
Replies: 743
Views: 47323

Re: Blasts in Ahmedabad

I hope there is a way to break out of this vicious cycle 1) Some Muslim bad apples set of bums. 2) Police hunt down and arrest these muslims. 3) Muslims think that the arrested muslims (and muslim community) are being unfairly targeted. 4) Perceived unfair targeting of muslims spawns muslim bad app...
by mayurav
27 Jul 2008 00:33
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Blasts in Ahmedabad
Replies: 743
Views: 47323

Re: Blasts in Ahmedabad

I hope there is a way to break out of this vicious cycle 1) Some Muslim bad apples set of bums. 2) Police hunt down and arrest these muslims. 3) Muslims think that the arrested muslims (and muslim community) are being unfairly targeted. 4) Perceived unfair targeting of muslims spawns muslim bad appl...
by mayurav
27 Jul 2008 00:18
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Blasts in Ahmedabad
Replies: 743
Views: 47323

Re: Blasts in Ahmedabad

The blasts are a proclamation by terrorists One of India's highly experienced sleuths who is an expert on Pakistan, told rediff.com that Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence has strengthened its bases in Nepal and Bangladesh after General Kiyani took over as Army chief. He drew attention to the f...
by mayurav
27 Jul 2008 00:02
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Blasts in Ahmedabad
Replies: 743
Views: 47323

Re: Blasts in Ahmedabad

'Gujarati Muslims want peace' http://ia.rediff.com/news/2008/jul/26ahd7.htm "We condemn the Ahmedabad bomb blasts. Gujarati Muslims want peace. We are a business-oriented people and we believe that peace must be maintained. Muslims of Gujarat are not at all involved in any terror activity,"...
by mayurav
26 Jul 2008 22:34
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Blasts in Ahmedabad
Replies: 743
Views: 47323

Re: Blasts in Ahmedabad

Minutes before blasts e-mail said: 'Stop us if you can' http://www.rediff.com/news/2008/jul/26ahd3.htm Minutes before the Ahmedabad serial blasts on Saturday evening, an e-mail was sent to the Gujarat police which is now in the possession of the Intelligence Bureau. It read: Stop us if you can. Int...
by mayurav
25 Jul 2008 23:18
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 114044

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

Will try to be a pathfinder.. atleast no guru dakshina that ways :D
by mayurav
25 Jul 2008 23:08
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 114044

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

Acharya wrote:
mayurav wrote:
And tomorrow if you change your views on social engineering then hopefully I can evaluate your new views and see what thoughts they will spark in my mind :)

I might change my views in each post. Then how will you manage it. :D


Ah! I see the issue.. I will try to keep up with the edits :wink:

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