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by disha
23 Jun 2018 00:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1754
Views: 255232

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Please also add Tourism in the economic growth story. It is a virtuous component. Infrastructure helps tourism which helps infrastructure (or the need of it). Tourism brings in both FDI as well as "Service Export" component. Almost 1 million tourists per month arrive in India. And is alrea...
by disha
22 Jun 2018 21:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 779
Views: 72613

Re: Understanding the US- Again

If one has to understand the US again, think through the generational change US is going through. US has baby boomers -> X-Gen (the trapped generation) & now the millenials. X-Gen & Millenials has seen nothing but recession and more recession and losing their jobs and opportunities. For them...
by disha
22 Jun 2018 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 779
Views: 72613

Re: Understanding the US- Again

"people are saying" :D who are these legal immigrant "several asians" that are separated from their kids? kids getting over 21 and losing H4 status? yep...this is same as kids being separated and detained with uncertainty over reunion. There are several in boat who did not have ...
by disha
22 Jun 2018 20:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 341315

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

The frequent bomb blasts in major cities mostly stopped after yasen bhatkal and gang (Indian mujahideen) we're captured, which happened before 2014. Don't get why RS or Doval should get credit for it. Really? Data does not prove your point. Here is another homegrown urban terrorist https://www.firs...
by disha
22 Jun 2018 12:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1877
Views: 206738

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Manish_P wrote:It's also one of the gravest threats to our security. Where do you think the great hordes of unwashed abduls make a beeline to, when the water runs out...


Saudi Barbaria?
by disha
22 Jun 2018 12:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 779
Views: 72613

Re: Understanding the US- Again

^^ The dumbocrats and liberandus think that they are winning this via the heart rending visuals, but just like Indian Congoons became a mullah party, the dumbocrats are at a serious risk of becoming a latino party. Several Asians are now questioning why they are being separated from their parents an...
by disha
22 Jun 2018 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 341315

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

PS: How long these rootless congress workers hang around and how do they last so long. Ghulam Nabi was there in the inner circle of Sanjay Gandhi and he still is in inner circle of Sonia Gandhi. TBH, the rootless wonders like Ghulam hang around because we get frustrated by any new government. We ex...
by disha
21 Jun 2018 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1830
Views: 354963

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Disappointed that there is no lungi dance for Tejas making 4000 sorties!

I know several doubts still persist on this flight of Tejas ;-)

by disha
21 Jun 2018 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1406
Views: 157980

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

From the above url: The aim of the UK-India Week was to address prospects for post-Brexit partnerships. But instead, after day one of the event organised by PM Modi's ex- communications director Manoj Ladwa , ties have hit an all-time low. Is it a tongue-in-cheek statement by GoI that former-UK is b...
by disha
21 Jun 2018 13:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 779
Views: 72613

Re: Understanding the US- Again

People have missed the elephant in the room: ==== https://swarajyamag.com/world/trumps-unhrc-exit-is-about-calling-out-global-tukde-tukde-gang-working-against-israel By pulling out of UNHRC, the US is not going to achieve anything significant. But by doing so, Trump has exposed the global version of...
by disha
21 Jun 2018 12:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 779
Views: 72613

Re: Understanding the US- Again

^TKiran'ji - just be within law and try not to TKiran US and the US will not TKiran you. Yes, if your daughter sponsors your GC and you can come here post 60+ and get a professional job, you can continue working. Draw US salary and Indian GoI will be paying for your retirement. At the age of 95, you...
by disha
21 Jun 2018 09:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1902
Views: 222384

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

^^ Hybrids must be dis-incentivized. No rupee should go into hybrids. They are old technology on the way out. Take it from a person who owns hybrid as well as EVs.

Toyota and Honda wanted to dump their Hybrids in India and GOI saw through the game. Good that Hybrid is out.
by disha
21 Jun 2018 09:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 341315

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Vikas wrote:Anyways BJP leadership in Jammu is a joke (Pop quiz: name top 3 BJP leaders from Jammu).


Pop quiz: Name top 3 BJP leaders from Gujarat other than the CM and the FM. Or top 3 BJP leaders from Goa other than CM. Point is that the above is not a point to prove your point sir!
by disha
20 Jun 2018 05:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 779
Views: 72613

Re: Understanding the US- Again

^^ I also have personal sob stories about immigration and how I was separated from family. My family never came together again and thanks to my obsession of keeping everything legal. Also in the above detainees, there are 52 asylum seekers from India claiming political persecution for asylum. Most o...
by disha
20 Jun 2018 01:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2432
Views: 277621

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

It's baffling that it has taken so long to sanction a third line along the Allahabad-Mughalsarai route. This is the busiest route in the country and I am not sure a third line would be enough, a fourth line will be necessary as well. Even a fourth line will not help. What one needs is a Bullet Trai...
by disha
17 Jun 2018 14:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1754
Views: 255232

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^Cannot help it ...

Indian economy is running like a 3-legged Cheetah!

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by disha
17 Jun 2018 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2554
Views: 166644

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

^ Baki was throwing stones at the train.
by disha
17 Jun 2018 09:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 341315

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^ Inside job by commies/Jihadis and put the blame on GOI
by disha
16 Jun 2018 00:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 341315

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^Why sir are you reading #mediapimps and coming and dumping your angst here? If you really are angry and brave., please go ahead and support people like @aranganathan72 and others very much active and bringing the truth out. The cease-fire was a political gamble. There are times when one has to take...
by disha
16 Jun 2018 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 779
Views: 72613

Re: Understanding the US- Again

we might be tempted to support US because of democracy, language, legal system etc. But we must resist and support China. g.sarkar'ji., "tempted to support US?"., there is no alternative but for US/India to be together. Unless of course, China dumps its current Communist regime and become...
by disha
15 Jun 2018 22:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 341315

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

1) UN Report on "Human Rights Violations" in J&K, from a pure Hurry-rat/HM/LeT perspective, as ventriloquized by "Amnesty International". 2) Report of similar tone and content in National Geographic magazine in US, which in general steers clear of political stories. Oh yes. ...
by disha
15 Jun 2018 21:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 779
Views: 72613

Re: Understanding the US- Again

US interfering in Crimea was a direct outcome of France-UK 300+ year old anti-Russian policies. One decade back, US spent billions fighting their stupid war. Today Trump trashed that. He announced crimea belongs to Russia while announcing sanctions on China. Merkel is facing questions on migrant han...
by disha
15 Jun 2018 00:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1468
Views: 188832

Re: India's Power Sector

We would need to somehow keep our head above water until per capita income gets beyond $5k, at that time the priblem would solve itself I think the per capita income is a proxy for productivity. People will try to get whatever they can for free. If thieving power without consequences is possible, p...
by disha
14 Jun 2018 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 779
Views: 72613

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Justin Trudeau hiding behind Merkel's skirts is a true image which the liberandus will never circulate. And it is Merkel and her gooslings in France/UK who are at the root of the problem with their pseudo-liberal agenda. All the good cheers for US to break out from its euro-centric world view and ch...
by disha
07 Jun 2018 00:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4985
Views: 286408

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Just because the chariots and horses are mentioned in our ancient Granths does it not mean that they existed in India? Isn't that the proof enough? What happens if the granth were composed after AiT? Then it will mention both the horse and the chariot. Right? So this is what happened: 1. Arians bro...
by disha
06 Jun 2018 19:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4985
Views: 286408

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

At the same time searching for spokes on the wheels of chariots in the verses of RigVeda is Wild Goose Chase.
by disha
06 Jun 2018 19:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4985
Views: 286408

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

^India is a vast country. It can be forgiven that a person raised in NCR all his/her life will think that India is a vast urban jungle. But that is not the case. Case in point: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/Iranian_Cheetah_roars.jpg The above mammal runs faster than a horse and...
by disha
06 Jun 2018 05:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4985
Views: 286408

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Looks like Aryans came circa: 2500 BC, put together some horse-chariots, buried the chariots with spoked wheels and took the horses with them. I think the Aryans wanted to have a war with Saraswati valley civilization, so they surreptitiously buried the chariots and came back some 800 years later to...
by disha
05 Jun 2018 01:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1419
Views: 175800

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

^Mort'ji., I do not think LNG can replace the coal thermal, that is a massive capacity replacement. I think it will be a good supplement. Base load on thermal and peak load on LNG. Hanumadu'ji., yes - that too. The existing utilization of power plants is measly 43%. https://www.hindustantimes.com/in...
by disha
02 Jun 2018 21:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 5770

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

I think.this #Nipah virus deaths were being misdiagnosed earlier as encephalitis. It was the quick thinking by Dr. G. Arun Kumar that helped identify the real cause. Very interesting that not one Kerala govt minister is talking despite a contact list of 1400 people. Total abdication of accountabili...
by disha
28 May 2018 00:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 5770

Re: Nipah Virus Outbreak IN Kerala-2018

If the number of new cases is decreasing, then this outbreak is contained. Further this outbreak is due to direct contact. Hopefully, it will help desis value clean practices. And burden of other diseases will come down as well. I have some travel plans in that area soon and hence monitoring on a da...
by disha
16 May 2018 10:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1754
Views: 255232

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^ China is endorsing Indian economy. That is a major major step.
by disha
05 May 2018 01:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4985
Views: 286408

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

disha - not sure I agree with the 5km/generation spread. you have to account for geography - i.e. the population moves to the next best arable land or water source or defensible position or trade route... therefore the distances can be much larger Lalmohan'ji - Of course - a human can walk 6-8 kms/...
by disha
04 May 2018 21:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4985
Views: 286408

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

I am actually digging deep into this right now and the sense I get is that the Indian side of history may be much older than what appears to be teh case from western philological research. That is to say - there must have been an Veda-Paris split in great antiquity - but the actual development of Z...
by disha
03 May 2018 01:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 601
Views: 74554

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

In Afghanistan, for last 40-50 years, enough money and arms have been pushed to sustain continuous civil wars. Further the poppy cultivation and conduit of drugs gives them enough sustenance.
by disha
02 May 2018 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015
Replies: 601
Views: 74554

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

From the above link: "Following his extensive historical analysis, Dr. Stott posed a vital question -- When the Jihadists are defeated in Syria and Iraq, where will their attention turn to next? He expressed the fear that Jammu and Kashmir may possibly be the next battlefield for these hardened...
by disha
01 May 2018 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2554
Views: 166644

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

^^ TOI is twisting the story., they are trying to give hawa to a non-existent track-thoo. Read the article carefully, Kanwal Sibal who vigourously supports the cause himself is not attending. And instead of being hosted in Islamabad, it is hosted in India by retd. ex-MEA who are well retired and thi...
by disha
01 May 2018 11:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 358
Views: 47064

Re: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion

Gentle rakshaks, I am planning a trip to India in June/July and I have the following requests: 1. I am planning to visit K'taka (again) and do starting from B'gloru/Hassan/Madikeri/Mysoru/and ending up at B'gloru in @7 days. Is that doable or I am reading google maps too much? 2. If I visit Hassan o...
by disha
01 May 2018 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4985
Views: 286408

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Meri Maata Rasoi Banaati Hai This is critical for me to become Hardmard Fropessor of Linguistics Would Meri maata khaana pakaati hai be equally valid? Apologies for belated response: The above is urdu - basically - "Khaana" came from Sanskrit "Khadya" (fodder or food). Similarly...

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