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by Adrija
01 Apr 2020 12:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4457
Views: 525962

Re: Understanding the US - Again

MWji, not sure exactly how your response addresses mine....... agree that there has been a conscious agreement between the House of Saud and Us to denominate the Saudi oil trade in USD, which may of course be a contributing factor for global USD dominance. But I would submit that this is a supportin...
by Adrija
01 Apr 2020 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4457
Views: 525962

Re: Understanding the US - Again

As long as energy is traded in dollars, then $ dominance will not decline as fast. Sorry, don't think it has anything to do with energy.......... $$ dominance will remain as long as US remains the largest consuming market on this planet. They make it a point to pay sellers only in $, and that is wh...
by Adrija
29 Mar 2020 17:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 87
Views: 10362

Re: Post-Covid19 World and India

The government can say all companies that have paid taxes will get pay roll loan proportionate to their tax filings. Thus incentivze (is there such a word?) companies for filing taxes and helping them proportionate to the portion that they have filed in Number 1 account ( I am not an expert in acco...
by Adrija
29 Mar 2020 16:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 87
Views: 10362

Re: Post-Covid19 World and India

Could the government look at an interest-free 2 month payroll loan starting say April? The mechanics and benefits: Mechanics: This would be directly to individuals via their current payroll bank, and be a personal direct loan guaranteed by their employer. The loan amount would be 2 X February salary...
by Adrija
29 Mar 2020 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 87
Views: 10362

Re: Post-Covid19 World and India

Excellent thread- my compliments to BRadmins for allowing this This is a golden opportunity for India – it has received a second chance to attract overseas manufacturing after having lost the first round to Vietnam, Bangladesh; and of course to China. It does require a concerted effort, which hopefu...
by Adrija
27 Mar 2020 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4437
Views: 326494

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

+100 to that........ it's almost as if we are ourselves wishing for doomsday. Its started to get a bit irritating

let's just continue to pray to our Gods and ancestors, and wish our best to Modiji, for winning this war- and cooperating in the lockdown!
by Adrija
24 Mar 2020 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3925
Views: 430222

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Yeah.............. Treason is unforgivable........... except if you win :D
by Adrija
19 Mar 2020 14:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4437
Views: 326494

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Folks, would it be worth proposing to PMO the following: "Complete 15 day curfew to ensure lockdown of the country starting (say) 1 April. Exceptions are essential supplies (home) delivery and Healthcare services. Screening of infections surfacing in that period to be informed to Toll No XXXX i...
by Adrija
15 Mar 2020 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 945
Views: 171312

Re: Indian Army History Thread

https://tinyurl.com/t6xzz4j Has this book been highlighted and reviewed on this page already? Linking as it deserves WIDE publicity especially by all of us jingoes Is there a way to pin this to the relevant threads please? And also if there is anything we can do to ensure Lt Gen Sagat Singh gets the...
by Adrija
19 Feb 2020 16:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173869

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

JTull ji, I did say last post, but this level of obfuscation does deserve an answer First, please do not confuse- this is NOT about cash on the balance sheet. This is P&L- government dues on revenue share are first claim, even before employee costs, establishment costs, interest, tax (yes, tax!)...
by Adrija
19 Feb 2020 08:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173869

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Sorry JTull, not sure who's exhibiting the Lahori logic here: 1. Let's not (deliberately?) confuse capital and revenues here- capital is from retained earnings, which is what remains AFTER you pay off all dues from your revenue (including government dues). And for better or for worse, the government...
by Adrija
18 Feb 2020 17:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1135
Views: 173869

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

JTull, it's unfortunately not so black and white- where did the telecom companies get the original money from to invest in these towers/ office blocks if it was not telecom revenue? These telecom companies started with only one asset- the telecom license and the associated right to use the spectrum,...
by Adrija
04 Jul 2017 16:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5246
Views: 494035

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

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 091109.ece

HAs this been critiqued already please? My sincere apologies if a repeat, but was keen to get a perspective from the learned gurujan including Hakim sa'ab et al

TIA
by Adrija
06 Sep 2016 10:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 771
Views: 75892

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

Ah, classic case of trying to obfuscate by tarring with a broad brush ("all sorts of nonsense....") let's try to be specific here: 1. "The world is getting hotter"- Short answer- WE DON"T KNOW. The world has gotten much hotter many times in the past, and there is no clear ev...
by Adrija
06 Sep 2016 09:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 771
Views: 75892

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

RoyG saheb, my apologies upfront, but I do feel constrained to ask if you even absorbed what Sudarshanji shared? :D You wrote "who can afford emission reduction targets...." Pray, WHY does one need to accept any emission reduction targets please? The link of CO2 to increased atmospheric te...
by Adrija
20 Apr 2016 20:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 897
Views: 160962

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread- June 2015

Rudradev garu wrote: In a nutshell: the US views China as an empire that should be dissuaded from challenging the US' own empire, and India as a nation that should be dissuaded from becoming an empire at all. Just one small comment to add to the picture- the US long term obsession is to ensure Russi...
by Adrija
23 May 2015 16:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4281
Views: 310168

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Re the gold deposit scheme- I have a slightly different view The government's thinking is essentially driven by a perception that gold "locks" up capital and hence is a drain on the economy, and hence people "should not "buy gold But gold DOES have value- if nothing then for at l...
by Adrija
17 May 2015 15:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)
Replies: 655
Views: 43324

Re: Indian Interests (09-08-2014)

Hinduism is also as close as it gets to an "open-source" faith. It changes the environment and is changed by it. It can be rebuilt, redesigned, repeatedly reconceptualized, reorganized, taken apart and put together again etc etc and still retain its intangible soul. Hakim sa'ab, Another d...
by Adrija
26 Mar 2015 14:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3773
Views: 269633

Re: Indian Education System

^^^ what about English + Sanskrit + third language, being implemented uniformly across India Let each school (rather than the state govt) make its own decision about the third language, in which case people in a non-native state (e.g., Keralites in Delhi can chose to send their children to a Malayal...
by Adrija
25 Mar 2015 13:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3773
Views: 269633

Re: Indian Education System

So hostels also will face same issue if Mr Achutanandan had sold a lemon. (what a name L O L ... cannot stop thinking about the obvious hindi reference). Maybe there is more to this story. LokeshC Sir, Achyuta is one of the names for Vishnu...........occurs in the Vishnu Sahasranam and means "...
by Adrija
22 Mar 2015 19:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4281
Views: 310168

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Or a better question will be - has the competitive nature of its population derived any benefit from the 'exorbitant privilege'? A follow up question (which Adrija saar can answer too)- if US population was that competitive then why is it that they are unwilling to manufacture in-house, under cutti...
by Adrija
22 Mar 2015 09:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4281
Views: 310168

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Agree with Theo_Fidel avare..........the US dominance is simply a byproduct of the fact that it is the world's single largest market both in terms of consumption and innovation.....rest is all incidental The day some other country replaces the US on those two (related) fronts will the USD be replace...
by Adrija
04 Feb 2015 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Attention non-members and lurkers !
Replies: 386
Views: 247722

Re: Can't join BRF due to no work/ISP email ? Read this.

Bradminullahs, have sent a mail from my registered ID introducing a user..........appreciate if could let me know if there is anything else I need to do to expedite and/or if there is any issue in registration

TIA
by Adrija
12 Aug 2014 08:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 975
Views: 77115

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Re-posting

Mods, one question- how do students or generally those who are not working (e.g., retired, stay at home) become members- they do not have anything other than free email IDs

Any suggestions/ via media please?
by Adrija
10 Aug 2014 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 975
Views: 77115

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Mods, one question- how do students or generally those who are not working (e.g., retired, stay at home) become members- they do not have anything other than free email IDs

Any suggestions/ via media please?
by Adrija
15 Jun 2014 13:30
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1389166

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

Congis are trying hard to get LOP, otherwise Sonia Jee will have to vacate 10 JP and move in an ordinary apartment meant for MPs. Congis are orchestrating debates in paid media about how LOP is essential for a healthy democracy, blah, blah. SoniaG lives in 10 Janpath as spouse of a previous PM, not...
by Adrija
31 May 2014 20:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 388397

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Gurujan log, Shri Modi has asked for each Ministry to publish a 10 point agenda for 45 days and 100 days.......any thoughts on what these should be for the Railways? A few thoughts from my side Passenger Safety & Convenience 1. White paper & Action plan for Installation of ACD/ similar safet...
by Adrija
29 May 2014 13:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 167242

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Amit ji, a few queries if I may: 1. Why the assumption of walMart== organized retail? Where did I say that predatory pricing in Thailand and Malaysia is by Wal Mart? I have lived in the region for a long time so know very well about Walmart's presence (or lack thereof) well.........its Aeon and Big ...
by Adrija
29 May 2014 12:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 167242

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

^^^ Amit, why are you assuming that modernization of the retail chain is ONLY through FDI please? FDI in retail- even more so than other areas- is a VERY mixed bag.....there is ample evidence of such players engaging in predatory pricing in micro-markets and driving small business owners to bankrupt...
by Adrija
29 Apr 2014 20:02
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 718680

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Current Yadava population is that group.


Err, no...............current yadav have no relation to the yadav clan of Krishna..........they merely renamed themselves in the 1920s IIRC...

Anyway's, off-topic, so unless you want to drop it, we can take it in the Distorted History thread
by Adrija
01 Apr 2014 13:58
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65120

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Oh, recommend it highly! For a few reasons: 1. It's generally a very well written book........she had spent two odd years in the early 70s in Benares to write it 2. Very exhaustive- pretty much the only comprehensive guide to all the major temples in the city 3. At least to me, reading it was a bit ...
by Adrija
31 Mar 2014 10:31
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65120

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

I found that Kasi Vishwanath temple was - First destroyed by Qutubuddin Aibek - The rebuilt temple was destroyed by Razia Sultana and a masjid built - Maharaja of Jaipur rebuilt the temple that was destroyed by Aurangazeb - Maharani Ahalyabhai Holkar built the current Kasi Vishwanath Temple. I am w...
by Adrija
21 Mar 2014 14:23
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1389166

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

NaMo is the biggest supporter of greater devolution of power to states. He is the last person to go for an overly centralized, dictatorial model. If he worked Chinese style, people of Gujarat would not have re-elected him. Actually, ironically enough, the Chinese economic revolution was also caused...
by Adrija
05 Mar 2014 17:05
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 64316

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Vivek saar, purchased through Pothi and have read it twice already..........my congrats on an awesome read! BTW, have put repeat orders as well- to both spread the jingoism and boost sales...........promise to do the same for the next one.......keep it coming! Also, don't want to do a spoiler here f...
by Adrija
28 Feb 2014 10:36
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30662

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

The story of bones is about Sage Dadhichi - he gave up his life so Indra could fashion the trishul (vajrayudha)from his spinal cord to kill Vritasura It is also reflected in the Param Vir Chakra medallion- signifying self-sacrifice for a great cause The medallion was designed by a foreigner IIRC....
by Adrija
25 Feb 2014 14:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4281
Views: 310168

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Once CHina-made is dominant enough and China cancel the endorsement on US dollar, people can not buy enough industry_products with USD dollar any more and the dominance of USD will collapse overnight. Liu, I think you're going to have a loooooo.............ooooong wait I hope for your own sake you ...
by Adrija
18 Feb 2014 19:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4281
Views: 310168

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

....the current paradigm changes from deficits to settlements?


Sorry, Panduranghari ji, not sure I understand?

Deficits and surplus are conjoined twins, so both must exist simultaneously (in different national accounts of course)...........what do you refer to as "settlements" please?
by Adrija
18 Feb 2014 10:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4281
Views: 310168

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

2. In a mid run or long run, RMB would inevitablly replace USD as main trade currency in the world. RMB will replace USD as the main trade currency if and ONLY if 1. the Chinese consumer market becomes the largest in the world 2. China becomes the world's largest IMPORTER 3. Other nations have &quo...
by Adrija
07 Feb 2014 08:57
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 718680

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Bhailog, the BJP donate website (donate.bjp.org) is working again, please to donate in full measure

have done my bit yesterday

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