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by ashkrishna
21 Dec 2016 15:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 774575

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Prasar Bharti on twitter says launch is successful
by ashkrishna
21 Dec 2016 15:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 774575

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

It's an old launch video being shown on etv.
by ashkrishna
12 Dec 2016 22:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7859
Views: 743019

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Demonitization has ensured that bjp will lose all elections from 2017 to 2019. It is an unmitigated and unparalleled disaster. This is the end of the Modi era.
by ashkrishna
10 May 2013 10:23
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 639520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Amit Shah has been given charge of UP for 2014. Shows which way the wind is blowing. This is Modi's man.
by ashkrishna
08 May 2013 15:45
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 639520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

All this talk of EVM magic is funny. I personally worked with about 100 booth level committees for the BJP this election. 40 is what they were expecting. Unlike Keshubai Patel's case the cadre were split down the middle. BJP cannot win with cadre smashing each other. No chance. This is an open and s...
by ashkrishna
11 Apr 2013 12:02
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 639520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Just pulling up some data on the AP elections (parl.) in 2009. These are constituencies where the TDP came second. I am comparing margins with 2004. http://www.imageurlhost.com/images/61dyqh2bqjv2xs2ootw.jpg Can some AP gurus tell me how the PRP's Merger with INC will affect the outcome here?
by ashkrishna
03 Apr 2013 22:44
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 639520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Congress is getting decimated in Tamil Nadu (-8) Will lose seats in kerala (-2) Will lose in AP (-10) Will lose seats in Punjab (-3) Will lose seats in UK (-2) will lose seats in Rajasthan (-10) Maha (-3) easy. that is -40 already and this is a tentative estimate. so we have 160 for the congress, no...
by ashkrishna
03 Apr 2013 14:12
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 639520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Many projections put BJP in Karnataka at 35-50 seats. Serious blow.
by ashkrishna
01 Apr 2013 22:50
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1238769

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

RamaY wrote:
ashkrishna wrote:Now that NM has been elevated to the national stage, he must not shy away from the k'taka campaign. It doesn't matter if he loses.

I think Ktaka is going to throw an interesting outcome. One more month to go.


An interesting outcome, with the BJP among the losers. Still NM must campaign.
by ashkrishna
01 Apr 2013 22:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1238769

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Now that NM has been elevated to the national stage, he must not shy away from the k'taka campaign. It doesn't matter if he loses.
by ashkrishna
27 Mar 2013 18:39
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 639520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Modi from UP will be terribly interesting
by ashkrishna
22 Mar 2013 20:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 639520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Cong has 206. It will lose 8 in TN quite easily. Around 15 in AP. That approx 23 already gone. UP, I am not too sure. It has 20+ now, how much will get this time? Any guesses?
by ashkrishna
22 Mar 2013 11:49
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 639520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

@Hari Seldon - That may not be possible. There is real pressure from the D4 to dilute NM's appointment with someone else like Sivraj or Raman Singh.
by ashkrishna
22 Mar 2013 11:30
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 639520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Here's some insider info. I believe it has some legitimacy, but I don't expect others to do the same. Anyway, here goes: 1. Modi will be inducted into the parliamentary committee by this weekend. 2. It is likely that he will be the sole inductee. 3. Modi will most likely contest from UP. Some whispe...
by ashkrishna
21 Mar 2013 23:14
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 639520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

@Varunkumar That is painting with a very broad brush. The BJP performs below par most of the time because of its own silliness, not because of the somnolent Hindu. I am talking about the BJP because, as of today it is the only party which has a remotely pro-hindu agenda. Look at 2014, they can win 1...
by ashkrishna
21 Mar 2013 23:08
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 639520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Let us continue to focus on election related issues. I didnot mean to initiate a tangential discussion on the "Hindu Mindset" or perceived servility.
by ashkrishna
21 Mar 2013 22:09
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 639520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

There are indications that the BJP will score more than the congress. I suspect something like 150-130 in favor of the BJP, but that means UPA3. As of today, UPA 3 is a distinct reality. The vote share of the BJP will increase, but this is likely to be the result of further consolidation in "sa...
by ashkrishna
21 Mar 2013 20:44
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 639520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

even if Modi contests for PM in 2014. I don't know how he'll get the numbers.

http://tehelka.com/the-modi-card-and-the-muslim-ace/
by ashkrishna
09 Feb 2013 13:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 518930

Re: Internal Security Watch

What a glorious fall from the rhetoric of "Aar paar ki ladayi" to the empty rejoicing at the long overdue death of a petty Islamic gangster!

What has the Indian state done to effectively project its might and influence in Cashmere?
by ashkrishna
08 Feb 2013 10:11
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1238769

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

TREK BEGINS It will be wrong to assume that Mr Modi is unaware of the simple truism that Delhi is not India or Bharat, neither are the relatively affluent young men and women of a Delhi college representative of the Indian people. Till the day before, the nincompoops were saying Gujarat is not Indi...
by ashkrishna
07 Feb 2013 00:02
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 639520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

There is persistent rhetoric from the lefties regarding Gujarat's HDI and the malnutrition situation there. What is the actual situation there, any statistics that other BRFites have?
by ashkrishna
03 Feb 2013 13:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Dec 25, 2012
Replies: 2857
Views: 88901

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

"Iman, Taqwa, Jihad fi sabal allah" - Obedience, fear and Jihad in the name of Allah. That was the creation of the greatest military-mullah Zia-ul-Haq.
by ashkrishna
01 Feb 2013 09:47
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 639520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

It is atrocious to suggest any elected politician has rights to seek revenge and abuse powers to seek personal fortune, and exploit and threaten people. Period. Supporting such actions is incongruent to all the bashan people give on the floors of BRF, and have no grounds to question the abuse of po...
by ashkrishna
31 Jan 2013 09:48
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 639520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

I think this is a Congi + DMK game to defame JJ. Even if she allows KH movie, they will instigate some riot thus making a mess for her. Remember someone threw a petrol bomb already on a theater. Imagine that happening when the hall had people in it.... No this is not a congi game. Regardless of wha...
by ashkrishna
31 Jan 2013 09:43
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1238769

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

My friend, all three recent polls that came out are pure urban india centric surveys. NDA won the rural areas in 2004 and 2009. The urban areas have been the problematic ones putting UPA into power. Any numbers to support that claim? If the NDA won rural areas in 2009, its seat tally would have bee...
by ashkrishna
14 Jul 2011 09:16
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Serial Blasts in Mumbai
Replies: 1252
Views: 79229

Re: Serial Blasts in Mumbai

For by art is created that great Leviathan called a Commonwealth, or State (in Latin, Civitas), which is but an artificial man, though of greater stature and strength than the natural, for whose protection and defence it was intended; and in which the sovereignty is an artificial soul, as giving li...
by ashkrishna
10 Jul 2011 06:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamic Sectarianism
Replies: 283
Views: 13649

Re: Islamic Sectarianism

Cross posting from the Books thread: Has anyone read this book by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan: Indian Muslims: The Need for a Positive Outlook I shall quote a few excerpts taken from Arun Shourie's The World of Fatwas . It is certainly a fresh and positive outlook compared to the current (often fractiou...
by ashkrishna
24 May 2011 19:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 411131

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

somnath wrote:(I suspect part of that also stemmed from the class difference between him and our key nuke czar, Homi Bhabha :wink: )...


You must definitely have a look at it. Apparently, Homi Bhabha caused a considerable amount of takleef amongst the TFTA's at cambridge.....
by ashkrishna
24 May 2011 18:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 411131

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

GuruPrabhu wrote:Who is Saksena-ji? My knowledge of history is weak.

The quote above is excellent -- and also the part about "our national genius is in being pacific".



Not sure...Member of Constituent assembly(INC) and a professor
Check
by ashkrishna
24 May 2011 17:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 411131

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

@somnathji: I dont agree with the author on multiple fronts, but I do find his idea of a dormant "pragmatic-realist nuclear lobby" interesting. Here are two parliamentary exchanges that I am quoting from the book... KRISHNAMURTHY RAO vs JLN on the Atomic Energy bill (1948) Rao: May I know ...
by ashkrishna
24 May 2011 17:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 411131

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

@somnathji:

I am just parroting what I read. I am however, interested in knowing more about Itty Abraham , he is Texas now. Itty

Another thing to note is that Uneven Cohen seems to have given some inputs to this work.
by ashkrishna
24 May 2011 15:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 411131

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

@sanku : I havent finished the entire book, but, here are a few points: 1) The Indian nuclear program though (initially) admittedly civilian in nature with the setting up of the AEC, was nonetheless shrouded in secrecy. This may be construed as an indication that the objectives of the nuclear progra...
by ashkrishna
24 May 2011 13:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 411131

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

Have any BRFites read the book : Making of the Indian Atomic Bomb: Science, Secrecy and the Postcolonial State - by Itty Abraham?

Some interesting morsels on the initial stages of the nuclear program and about Homi Bhabha
by ashkrishna
23 May 2011 10:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 2011
Replies: 2866
Views: 212823

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 8, 201

Bakistan will come out stronger onleeee
by ashkrishna
08 May 2011 08:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2847
Views: 234946

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

Abbarently the nanha moojahids are of the firm beleeph that major profund is a baki onlee
by ashkrishna
08 May 2011 06:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 2847
Views: 234946

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv

whoever this majorlyprofound character on twitter is....he is causing major takleef among the pakis in my univ....
by ashkrishna
29 Apr 2011 11:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 170145

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

When I go shopping I try to get different brands of the same thing to check which is better, so the entire exercise is valid. We have to taste the mangoes, the grapes. the chikoos and we also have to taste the bananas, and we need mangoes, grapes,chikoos and bananas to make a good fruit salad. Also...
by ashkrishna
29 Apr 2011 10:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Mar. 29, 2011
Replies: 2858
Views: 233556

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Mar. 29, 2

CRamS wrote:From the nutty nation: IAF losing edge over PAF. The authors are Indian Shiv Aroor and Durga Nandini.



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