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by Adrija
04 Jul 2017 16:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5143
Views: 393201

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: 750
Views: 61043

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: 750
Views: 61043

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: 753
Views: 115604

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: 4273
Views: 256467

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: 640
Views: 32197

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: 3741
Views: 222564

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: 3741
Views: 222564

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: 4273
Views: 256467

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: 4273
Views: 256467

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: 383
Views: 205034

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: 945
Views: 52229

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: 945
Views: 52229

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: 1042373

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: 333759

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: 126660

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: 126660

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: 534084

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: 65075

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: 65075

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: 1042373

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: 50693

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: 30644

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: 4273
Views: 256467

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: 4273
Views: 256467

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: 4273
Views: 256467

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: 534084

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
by Adrija
04 Feb 2014 12:08
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1042373

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

The gameplan for CongI is to spark communal riots using BJP as an excuse, so that the "middle class/ economic growth/youth looking for jobs" crowd is alienated and made to vote CongI as "BJP will be too hotheaded and not focus on growth". Had NaMo even as much as mentioned what w...
by Adrija
19 Jan 2014 17:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1091
Views: 113026

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

RM ji, such a law already exists- the government can step in and purchase any property at the declared price. was used by V P Singh when he was FM IIRC
by Adrija
14 Jan 2014 14:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 126660

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

We can argue about how it can be made better but to keep haranguing about privatization is silly. A subsidy based power distribution model has been an all-India failure. If you have evidence to the contrary kindly point it out. Kindly don't propagate leftist drivel and test our IQ. Oh well, I see l...
by Adrija
14 Jan 2014 12:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 126660

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

No one knows what the so-called malpractices of the power companies are YET. These are all claims and allegations. Unless CAG indicts the power companies or an independent audit establishes so you are only promoting AAP propaganda That may well be true, so we should wait till the CAG comes out with...
by Adrija
10 Jan 2014 18:33
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1042373

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

I doubt how many "educated" urban voters will side with AAP and even if they do so was the case when congress was being voted to power bythe same "urban educated" voters so more than BJP it will hurt congress wherever AAP decides to stand. Agree with the analysis but not so sure...
by Adrija
29 Dec 2013 18:34
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 534084

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

AAP forming the government in Delhi, and BJP declining to is the right step......now Kejriwal will have to start grappling with the daily mundane issues of governance and he, as well as his supporters, will realize what "making change happen" entails. I think BJP should, and be seen to, si...
by Adrija
29 Dec 2013 17:26
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1042373

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

Punjabi Brahmins (Sheila Dixit is one too) Small nitpick Munnaji- Sheila Aunty is not a Punjabi Brahmin, she is a Sikh married to a UP brahmin (Vinay Dixit, Uma Shankar Dixit's son who was in the IAS but expired quite some time back. Uma Shankar Dixit was a major Cong (I) leader and one of Indira's...
by Adrija
12 Dec 2013 22:13
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1042373

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

Well, this has been declared OT, so my last post on this topic It is a matter of great humiliation for many to see their govt being housed in Buildings built by British Hain? These buildings were built by Indian money, and Indian labour........India was under British rule then but that is neither he...
by Adrija
12 Dec 2013 21:38
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1042373

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

Delhi is not the capital of India because of British and Mughals (who by the way ruled from Agra till Shahjahan shifted to Delhi). The Brits shifted to Delhi and conducted the Darbar there also because of the old association with the" Hindu rule".... This is from the opening of the BJP's D...
by Adrija
09 Dec 2013 15:36
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 534084

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

I was hoping for the losing margins here you go 1. Burari 10,351 2. Delhi Cantt 355 3. Greater Kailash 10,351 4. Hari Nagar 8,876 5. Karol Bagh 1,750 6. Mundka 7,134 7. Rohini 1,872 8. Sangam Vihar 777 9. Shakur Basti 7,062 10. Shalimar Bagh 10,651 11. Tilak Nagar 2,088 12. Trilokpuri 17,685
by Adrija
09 Dec 2013 15:25
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 534084

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

If I may trouble you again, Can you provide full details of the 12 seats mentioned in point 2.? Pankajs babu, here is the list of 12: 1. Burari 2. Delhi Cantt 3. Greater Kailash 4. Hari Nagar (SAD was #2 in 2013, BJP winner in 2008) 5. Karol Bagh 6. Mundka 7. Rohini 8. Sangam Vihar 9. Shakur Basti ...
by Adrija
09 Dec 2013 15:14
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 534084

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Can someone with access to data figure out the BJP bastions lost by narrow margins to AAP that could be turned around in a re-election by getting rid of useless "heavy weights"? Have made a table of the constituencies where BJP came # 2 (unable to past even as a picture; BRadmins, any sol...

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