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by Adrija
08 Mar 2021 12:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6117
Views: 1371297

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Upfront disclaimer: this is not a defense of Indian business houses Also, a slightly long post Political leaders may not be the sole reasons for NPAs. In fact private sector banks are also not that healthy. The main reason is the inability to do proper credit appraisal and also fear of prosecution i...
by Adrija
05 Mar 2021 15:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2315

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

I am not sure if the belief of a vegetarian diet lacking in protein is fully founded on fact at least in the India context- some of nuts (e.g. peanut, almonds) and grains (e.g., ramdana/ amaranth) are much more protein dense (gram for gram) than meat.
by Adrija
01 Mar 2021 18:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2570
Views: 237642

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

very informative posts all....... :mrgreen:

back to slink mode and waiting for the Grim breapers now :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Adrija
08 Feb 2021 12:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5534
Views: 1097222

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

Post by rajpa » 05 Feb 2021 04:54 am https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/content-series/atlantic-council-strategy-paper-series/the-longer-telegram/ https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/news/transcripts/senator-sullivan-calls-the-longer-telegram-on-china-one-of-the-best-strategies-i-have-read/ American strat...
by Adrija
21 Jan 2021 19:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2570
Views: 237642

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I for one would continue to have faith in the Modi government........ he has performed so far... so let us have patience.. he deserves it

IMHO of course
by Adrija
05 Jan 2021 11:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2570
Views: 237642

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Ideally each temple should be managed by a "(mostly local) committee of believers", respectful of the temple's traditions and histories (as contained in the relevant sthal puranas), and who also individually have a sensibility of the wider dharma and are connected nationwide as well as glo...
by Adrija
04 Jan 2021 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725636

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

We could have taken PoK in 48 or 71. We didn't because we don't want more people who don't like us. Sorry, but that is simply not a correct statement and the move to electric for surface transport simply shifts the locus of demand upstream more towards electricity generation, not eliminate energy d...
by Adrija
03 Jan 2021 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725636

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Why do we need PoK, where people don't like us anyways? or invade in to a failed state like Pak? Wow... this is a most surprising statement Nam-ji.......... we need POK for linking to the CARs and ensuring an overland and safe route for them being able to evacuate their oil & gas deposits so th...
by Adrija
28 Dec 2020 10:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391128

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Bhailog, BRakshaks, why are we even mentioning and hence implicitly accepting Sikh==farm bill agitators? Pls to not fall in such a trap onlee......... Sikhs are dharmics and as much a part of this land as any of us... anybody who is even remotely familiar with the history of Sikhism and also of the ...
by Adrija
24 Dec 2020 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5534
Views: 1097222

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

China Faces Power Cuts Thanks to Aussie Coal Ban There are power cuts across numerous Chinese cities where local authorities can't keep the street lights on and are forcing factories to close. By ALEX FREW MCMILLAN Dec 21, 2020 | 08:53 AM EST Oh my oh my... so the Gleat Han nation will now grow its...
by Adrija
17 Dec 2020 11:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6117
Views: 1371297

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

"Made in China" might be all over the stores in the US but the average American can't name a single chini brand. This is the real reason Western firms -- except for telecoms and other infra industries companies -- are loathed to give up Cheen. Yes, that is correct... but to add to that- C...
by Adrija
07 Dec 2020 17:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 952
Views: 198416

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

I personally think that Hindu Kush is later Muslim invention to just to rub it on the Indians and glorify Islamic conquests. Koh, Kash are Persian and Dari words for mountain. Kuh is westernized form of Koh. The mountain was always known as Hind-koh or Hind-o-kash. Latter probably meaning the mount...
by Adrija
26 Nov 2020 14:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 629
Views: 82484

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

Never forgive. Never forget

I only pray that these killers get 10X retribution from us...
by Adrija
01 Nov 2020 11:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391128

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

We need to build up dozens of organizations like the Bajrang Dal, Hindu Munnani and Agniveer that exist beyond the political cycle and are mot tied to the exigencies of electoral politics. If one is suppressed two should spring up in its place. For this to happen Hindu society must respect itself, ...
by Adrija
28 Oct 2020 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions
Replies: 55
Views: 9752

Re: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions

Peninsular Command would (hopefully) be tasked with ensuring that we don't ever become vulnerable to an Iraq style attack from IOR So ensuring that SL, Myanmar, DG, Maldives, Seychelles, East Africa etc etc do not ever host bases of potentially hostile powers Enuf said... don't want to make it any m...
by Adrija
23 Oct 2020 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725636

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Finally was able to go through the video Not sure why we jingoes at least should continue to speculate as to why China has done this act on the border- China itself has made it clear as to the reason- it is us building our border infrastructure. My sense is that China sees this as upsetting the stat...
by Adrija
23 Oct 2020 15:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725636

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Flks, please do read Jaishankar's book on The India Way and especially his learnings from the Mahabharat.......... specifically Krushna's conduct w both the Sandhi prastaav as well as Jarasandha vad.... that would be helpful in understanding GoI's actions vs China right now..
by Adrija
15 Oct 2020 16:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5534
Views: 1097222

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

Chetak ji, not sure if Kra canal would be the "get out of jail" card as much as the Hans hope.... both the entry and exit points are as vulnerable to Khan chokehold as the Malacca Straits ones are. Someone already has commented on this on the board in detail IIRC so will refrain from repea...
by Adrija
08 Oct 2020 15:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5534
Views: 1097222

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

What if Taiwan may be willing to do the operative part- redirecting or at the very least encouraging their private sector investments to India rather than say Vietnam or Indonesia or Malaysia, without necessarily wanting to upset the geopolitical applecart of whole India- China equation too much? Le...
by Adrija
25 Sep 2020 12:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6117
Views: 1371297

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

the only reason i can think of is that it suited the govt. to have these gaps. Yes, exactly Bharathp garu.... that is exactly how the congress ecosystem worked.... keep laws onerous and ambiguous, so that all the baboo/ neta thugs could continue to engage in extortion and make life miserable for bu...
by Adrija
24 Sep 2020 12:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6117
Views: 1371297

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The laws which NaMo government has brought in the last three weeks across labour and agriculture are huge............ same scale and historic impact as Sh PVNR's abolishing of industrial licensing in 1991.... my pranams on behalf of a grateful nation And now to reform the power sector- the one area ...
by Adrija
10 Aug 2020 16:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 496
Views: 82494

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

There is an Ayodhya 80km north of Bangkok too. We need an Ayodhya sister city club. Ayuthaya is the name of the older capital city....... and the Kings of Thailand style themselves as Rama... current one is Rama X Incidentally his sister, Princess Angel MahaChakri Sirindhorn is a very fluent Samskr...
by Adrija
07 Aug 2020 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2455
Views: 375223

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

But what we did not have was sufficient knowledge to develop our warfare tech - simply because if you'll see the eurasian landmass, british isles to Chinese coast. All along that land mass - the war, threat perception and therefore exchange of knowledge (Also due to silk route) was pervasive. Crusa...
by Adrija
07 Aug 2020 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2455
Views: 375223

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

YashG ji, may I please beg to differ- firstly Diamond simply ignored India in his analysis... we meet all his conditions of geography and societal progress and yet remain an underdeveloped economy- my read is that he does not want to acknowledge the fact that India was in turmoil and under slavery f...
by Adrija
07 Aug 2020 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2455
Views: 375223

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Panipat III was a bloody and costly and ultimately pyrrhic victory for Abdali... the Marathas took ample revenge and reclaimed their lands under MadhavaRao I ... by 1770s they had taken back control of pretty much all of North India... please do google Maratha Resurrection The Durrani empire pretty ...
by Adrija
07 Aug 2020 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2455
Views: 375223

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Aditya_V garu, Not sure which defeat being avenged which you are referring to? Re reliance on a single leader, agree........... but even till today a single person does make difference..stability at the top is almost a sine qua non for an organization/ country/ empire enduring...... so many examples...
by Adrija
07 Aug 2020 12:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2455
Views: 375223

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Yes, fully agree... the loss of Madhavrao at such a young age was just tragic for India...
by Adrija
05 Aug 2020 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 496
Views: 82494

Re: Ram Janmbhoomi Post-SCI Verdict: News and Discussion

Miitti me mil gaye vo badhshah, jinhe khud par guman tha Vo patthhar bhi nahi dooba, jis par Prabhu Shri Ram ka naam tha Ek hi naaraa, ek hi naam Jai Shri Ram, jai Shri Ram Koti koti pranaam to all our ancestors and kindred who kept at this struggle for the past 500 years... it is our good fortune t...
by Adrija
13 Jul 2020 15:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1023694

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Not sure if I am getting this completely wrong, but I find this whole "China as super smart able to hoodwink the world" a bit exaggerated: 1. Africa: yes of course China has outbought and out-purchased everyone else......... guess what it reminds me of- Japan buying (and then massively hav...
by Adrija
10 Jul 2020 12:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Politics of Economics
Replies: 17
Views: 1595

Re: Politics of Economics

Thanks for the thread Mukkanji If I may, there is a wider implication and also policy of the politics of economics... India is I think the ONLY major country which does not practice economic nationalism.....of course CHina but also US, Korea, Japan, RU, FR and DE are all active in this space of prom...
by Adrija
28 Apr 2020 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India
Replies: 484
Views: 90602

Re: Post Wuhan-Virus(Covid19) World and India

Wow... I don't count myself as a blind fan but we should be thanking all our gods and ancestors that we have a responsive and effective government right now, otherwise we would have literally seen dead bodies piling up on our streets........and people still criticize.... Ah well, life....strange ind...
by Adrija
24 Apr 2020 14:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391128

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Sachin, it is correct that the Kesavananda Bharti case laid out the "basic structure which is was beyond legislative review" doctrine. However, the Lordships did not specify exactly what constitutes this "basic structure" except Fundamental Rights e.g., RIght to Habeus Corpus, ju...
by Adrija
01 Apr 2020 12:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5718
Views: 807908

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: 5718
Views: 807908

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: 484
Views: 90602

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: 484
Views: 90602

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: 484
Views: 90602

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: 8942
Views: 1048378

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391128

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: 8942
Views: 1048378

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...

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