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by Nesoj
07 Sep 2015 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 529
Views: 49519

Re: 1965 war India- Pakistan: 50 years anniversary

All this reminds me of those days while in boarding school in Calcutta / home in Kalyani .... air force drills ... bite a rolled up handkerchief and put bits of cotton in the ears, while later crawl under desks, ... strict rules on switching off lights in rooms while the air raid warnings were on. A...
by Nesoj
06 Jul 2015 00:12
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: BRF 15 years. let us look back.
Replies: 194
Views: 15970

Re: BRF 15 years. let us look back.

What a Coincidence .... Just this morning was doing a bit of 'monsoon cleaning', when going thro' an old file I had shipped back to India on retirement, I come across a printout of Rakesh Koshy's New Year message for 1999, listing the growth during the year, what BR had achieved in 18 months and his...
by Nesoj
19 Jan 2014 18:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 380689

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Richard is most probably either a Kerala Latin Catholic or Church of South India (CSI Anglican) - both groups usually being from the backward / dalit community (majority of them) .. who take such western names on conversion to Christianity
by Nesoj
18 Jan 2014 18:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 380689

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Richards Junior (the drunken driver) was a driver in the Mozambique Embassy - not US http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2014-01-14/chaitanya-belwal/46185969_1_ms-khobragade-indian-journalists-indian-government Ms.Richards husband Philip Richards, who worked as a driver in Mozambique embassy...
by Nesoj
18 Jan 2014 18:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 380689

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

I have compiled a list of the unilateral privileges revoked / under inquiry by the GOI currently. Would anyone know of anything else ? A) Revoked i) Staff & Family Privileges a) diplomatic privileges of ALL family members of embassy & consular staff revoked b) diplomatic privileges of consul...
by Nesoj
18 Jan 2014 17:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 380689

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

If it was such an 'open & shut' case as PB initially pronounced from the rooftops when he arrested DK, then his current request for extension to respond "necessary to thoroughly address the complex legal issues and extensive relevant facts raised by the defendant's motion." ls nothing ...
by Nesoj
18 Jan 2014 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 380689

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

and the screws keep on slowly turning ... tighter & tighter ... MEA summons US envoy over school tax fraud [url] http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/mea-summons-us-envoy-over-school-tax-fraud/article1-1174106.aspx [/url] The United States Embassy number two was called in by the ministry of ...
by Nesoj
17 Jan 2014 11:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 380689

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

where are our commie brethren (and their rabble rousers) when you need them most ?????? :( :!: :(( In case they are just another 'private school' (unconnected with the embassy), the the RTE Act is applicable to them. Modern School, DPS etc should file a case against the Govt, querying why special pr...
by Nesoj
17 Jan 2014 09:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 380689

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

The School VISA fraud worked on 2 levels - a) India had permitted 16 visa's for school teachers in Delhi and accorded tax exemption for them. The school was recruiting 'teacher couples' and recommending that the wife put her status as 'housewife' on visa application. The wife then worked illegally i...
by Nesoj
17 Jan 2014 09:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 380689

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

As part of 'reciprocal agreements', India should either shut down the School altogether, or now demand an equivalent plot of land in Washington to run a CBSC school and 'Indian Center', wherein we could start a Tandoori joint and Udupi Restaurant, open to the public, and yes !! stock Cuban cigars in...
by Nesoj
17 Jan 2014 08:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 380689

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

American School in Delhi not run by Embassy: US http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/american-school-in-delhi-not-run-by-embassy-us_904736.html Washington: The American Embassy School in New Delhi, which is being accused by the Indian government of violating visa and local laws, is not run by the U...
by Nesoj
17 Jan 2014 00:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 380689

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

[url] State Department removes 2 from posts in India after 'vegetarians are doing the raping' comment Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/state-department-removes-2-posts-india-article-1.1580867#ixzz2qagkXjD9 [/url] “These social media posts are as offensive as they are moronic , and...
by Nesoj
13 Jan 2014 15:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 380689

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Now that the dust is settling down … if one see’s the whole issue from a micro level, the whole affair appears to be something hatched up by the May family rather than a Grand Conspiracy by Unkle. - The senior Richards were attached to the bungalow occupied by the Mays and were living in the servant...
by Nesoj
16 Jan 2013 20:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Dec 25, 2012
Replies: 2857
Views: 72023

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Dec 25, 2012

Interesting from Dawn ........ but how true !!!! Principle political standpoints in Al-Absurdistan http://dawn.com/2012/08/29/principle-political-standpoints-in-al-absurdistan/ Principle standpoints in Al Bakistan II http://dawn.com/2012/10/31/principle-standpoints-in-al-bakistan-ii/ Principle stand...
by Nesoj
31 Aug 2011 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 131429

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

On a much lighter note (to cool down the hot discussion going on) - enjoy !!! The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals. We are all familiar with a Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens, a School of fish and a Gaggle of geese. However, l...
by Nesoj
28 Jun 2011 13:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

ICMR into the fray....... what next .... Yoga causes aids ?? [b]Bitter 'lauki' juice can kill you, says panel [/b] http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Bitter-lauki-juice-can-kill-you-says-panel/articleshow/9019732.cms HYDERABAD: Do not drink your bottle gourd ('lauki' in Hindi, and 'so...
by Nesoj
16 Jun 2011 19:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

and the groundwork begins ............. Rahul Gandhi has all the qualities for becoming a good PM: Digvijay http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Rahul-Gandhi-has-all-the-qualities-for-becoming-a-good-PM-Digvijay/articleshow/8878050.cms MMS must be looking around his office, preparing a list of i...
by Nesoj
14 Jun 2011 00:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

I feel that given a choice between leading the agitation or not jeopardizing his business empire (threats of raids, inquiries, investigations, etc), he has opted for the later Nesoj: funny how only men in saffron clothing have "business empires." check out some of the links to figure out ...
by Nesoj
13 Jun 2011 23:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

What if the title of thread is changed to "Anti-corruption agitation and the Lokpal bill"? No restriction to discussing or focusing only on two stalwarts. A host of other shining lights and other related issues can come up. Considering the developments of the past couple of days, I fail t...
by Nesoj
13 Jun 2011 20:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3770
Views: 284098

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2011/05/24/some-thugs-can%E2%80%99t-even-name-themselves%E2%80%A6-2/ Some thugs can’t even name themselves… Posted on May 24th, 2011 by Malinda Seneviratne Not sure if this reflects the average Sri Lankan , but, just check out the comments on this page. Quite pacq...
by Nesoj
13 Jun 2011 18:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

(3) Someone posted a list of the NAC members. Can it be reposted on this thread? As has been repeatedly pointed out, the NAC represents what the INC thinks of as "civil society", and therefore with the refusal to spell out what defines a "civil society" - this stands as the next...
by Nesoj
13 Jun 2011 18:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

One member Nesoj claimed, like yourself, that Baba Ramdev had claimed a cure for AIDS. When challenged he came up with a satirical report from a spoof website as "proof". 2 links were quoted, of which one was a satire/spoof/humor/ site which has been selectively quoted by a few members. O...
by Nesoj
13 Jun 2011 11:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

Food is consumed by all classes, in broadly the same quantities - the class distinctions on goods and services are very blurred, and getting even more blurred with passage of time..Is mobile phone "luxury" or "basic" for example? And indirect tax rates hit the lower income categ...
by Nesoj
13 Jun 2011 09:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

Tax reforms are a sine qua non, that is the big necessary condition to tackle black money...But abolishing IT completely? That makes no sense.. For one, direct taxes are "progressive" in nature..So people earning more pay more tax..Indirect taxes (VAT et al) are on non-progressive, if the...
by Nesoj
13 Jun 2011 09:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

Anyway, folks why should not the Lokpal be directly elected? The moment you talk of 'elections' ... there will be direct (most likely) or indirect (least likely) involvement of political parties. Again, given the history of our fascination with personalities... It wouldn't surprise me to see cricke...
by Nesoj
11 Jun 2011 11:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

Ramdev not mature enough to lead movement: Anna Hazare http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Baba-Ramdev-not-mature-enough-to-lead-Anna-Hazare/articleshow/8809054.cms A day after he declared his campaign would have no truck with Ramdev's call to arms, social crusader Anna Hazare on Friday said t...
by Nesoj
10 Jun 2011 17:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

Sagarika, Somnath, Sugriva, Nesoj.....if I am not wrong all are Bengalis (would request the concerned to correct me if I am wrong). Oooooo .... actually a much deadlier combination .... Mallu, who did his schooling in a Catholic Boarding school in West Bengal .. UG in TN, PG in Maharashtra. First j...
by Nesoj
09 Jun 2011 19:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 2011
Replies: 2853
Views: 206803

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 30, 20

Quite an Interesting article ........ surprised to see it in a Paki paper .. From Lahore to Wana http://www.dawn.com/2011/06/06/from-lahore-to-wana.html Religious extremism did not grow in Wana. Rather its origins can be traced to Punjab. The dagger which drew the first blood in the name of faith wa...
by Nesoj
09 Jun 2011 10:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

Nesoj, you would be more credible if you stopped lying. Ramdev did not claim a cure for AIDS. YogaPranayama http://yogapranayama.com/ HIV & AIDS: On 'India TV' & couple of other TV Channels, on Dec. 22 & 23, 2006, Swami Ramdev Ji said that Yoga Pranayama & the ayurvedic & Herbal...
by Nesoj
09 Jun 2011 09:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

The Irom Sharmila case is pertinent...Unlike what Nesoj seems to imply (I may be wrong), she isnt really "fasting" - they are force feeding her in a hospital for 11 years.. By no way was I implying that she is 'off any form of nourishment for 11 years' ... I was just responding to the que...
by Nesoj
09 Jun 2011 09:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

Ever heard of 'Irom Sharmila' ????? 11 years ... http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/7229172-lady-in-india-on-worlds-longest-fast the 'baba' should be good for a couple of decades But then she (or those supporting her) neither claim ownership on the 'patriotism patent' nor walk about wearing ...
by Nesoj
09 Jun 2011 09:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

A separate Q to gurus what if BR's health deteriorates under fast , what will govt do? Ever heard of 'Irom Sharmila' ????? 11 years ... http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/7229172-lady-in-india-on-worlds-longest-fast the 'baba' should be good for a couple of decades But then she (or those sup...
by Nesoj
08 Jun 2011 20:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

Neela wrote:BR does not seem to have hinted at any political agenda.


Either he :-
'has' a political agenda of his own .....
(or)
'is' the political agenda of a political party ....

Wanna bet whose going to be the BJP's 'poster boy' in the upcoming UP elections ????
by Nesoj
08 Jun 2011 20:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

i'm a normal non-commie, i want to understand why ramdev wants a militia. The more I see of Ramdev, the more and more American he seems to me in his thinking !! American ?? I rather see him apeing our lovable neighbors to the West ...... Have we forgotten Maulana Abdul Aziz of 'Lal Masjid' fame ?? ...
by Nesoj
08 Jun 2011 15:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

Ramdev's health deteriorates; doctors advise him to break fast HARIDWAR: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's health has started deteriorating as his fast for tougher anti-graft laws and bringing back black money from foreign nations, entered fifth day here on Wednesday. Doctors attending to the yoga guru have ...
by Nesoj
07 Jun 2011 22:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 204985

Re: Anna Hazare and Lokpal Bill

It now appears that our nationalistic & secular Baba is so 'nationalistic & secular' that he insists that his top assistants carry three (not one) passports each. More the Indian passports one carries, the more patriotic ????? probably ........... ......... and as for corruption, you not hea...
by Nesoj
06 Jun 2011 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Army ORBAT
Replies: 45
Views: 11701

Re: Pakistan Army ORBAT

[url]http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011\06\06\story_6-6-2011_pg12_14[/url] Corps Commander visits Sindh Madressatul Islam Karachi: Corps Commander Karachi Lt-Gen Mohammad Zaheer-ul-Islam visited Sindh Madressatul Islam (SMI) College, alma mater of founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Moh...
by Nesoj
31 May 2011 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Army ORBAT
Replies: 45
Views: 11701

Re: Pakistan Army ORBAT

btw, re-opening an old question, did the 3rd armd div actually happen ? just for old memories sake ----- circa 2001 retrieved from an old hard disk where I had saved the discussion :-) After 10 years ---- the same old question ??? " did the 3rd armd div actually happen ? " LOL Bharat-Raks...
by Nesoj
30 May 2011 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Army ORBAT
Replies: 45
Views: 11701

Re: Pakistan Army ORBAT

A consolidation of info on sites linked by Rahul earlier...... quite a lot of info appears to be dated :( We can use this as the starting point and keep on adding / deleting / updating as we dig out more current and pertinent info A : PUNJAB STRIKE 1) I Corps - Mangla - Lt. Gen. Nadeem Ahmed Divisio...
by Nesoj
28 May 2011 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Army ORBAT
Replies: 45
Views: 11701

Re: Pakistan Army ORBAT

Nesoj sahab, ORBAT.com doesn't have up to date orbats of TSPA from recent days. or if they do I have missed it. btw, we have something better than excel spreadsheet now. ;) http://bharatrakshak.wikia.com/wiki/Bharat-rakshak_Wiki ORBAT.com - would the latest data be in Rikhye's book 'Concise World A...

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