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by JE Menon
03 Jun 2003 00:43
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Shaping Reality: India vs. China
Replies: 98
Views: 40609

Re: Shaping Reality: India vs. China

He did it for love or lust (I'm not making any judgement on this :lol: ). Some might see that as a more acceptable motive than power...
by JE Menon
21 May 2003 15:28
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: P V Narsimha Rao
Replies: 102
Views: 39105

Re: P V Narsimha Rao

God, guys, are we still arguing whether liberalisation benefited the lower or no income people in India? It's time for a trip home then. Ganesh, your story is like tens I know. Only in my case, my father was the one who went abroad - walked ashore to the Gulf after getting off a ship with nothing bu...
by JE Menon
15 May 2003 01:15
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 78577

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

Yeah, yeah boast about your courage in good ol' US of A where there are hundreds of thousands of desis...for back up... Here I am alone on a small European island state where maybe if I stretch it there are a 1,000 or so Indians... OK I wear the lungi only at home, but I don't give a flying fick who...
by JE Menon
12 May 2003 18:07
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 78577

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

N, I have no clue... Just that my parents used to go to the "Premen" movie at the Malayalee Samajam cinema in Abu Dhabi many moons ago. Must be the same. Unlikely there were two "heroes" with the same name.
by JE Menon
12 May 2003 17:45
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 78577

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

>>Keralites claim: 1. That Shakespeare is actually a Mopla who is in actuality, Sheik Pyare. :rotfl: Not to mention Cleopatra (Keralaputri), of the Nila Nadhi i.e. the Blue Nile - :lol: someone shoot me before the "Aryans" do... :whine: But in all honesty, Shakespeare has already been appropriated b...
by JE Menon
12 May 2003 03:01
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 78577

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

Ray, are you sure Premen Addy is a Bengali name? Premen sounds very Mallu. Don't tell me it's another 50-50 joint venture like Arundhoti...
by JE Menon
10 May 2003 04:11
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 78577

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

To read about the Goan Christians and the Portuguese invasion, perhaps the foremost scholar in the world today is Dr. Sanjay Subramaniam. I think he's currently based in an elite Ecole National somethingorother in Paris. Google.
by JE Menon
10 May 2003 04:07
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 78577

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

Warning to all - go back now and delete references critical of religious practices.

Admin
by JE Menon
09 May 2003 02:04
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 78577

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

>>I have just sent, upon specific request, my famous article on the LCA to a 12-year-old who was doing a comparison of various external and internal weapons-carriage options for fighter aircraft, and the implications for Stealth and performance. Will keep you informed if I get any reviews. Keep us p...
by JE Menon
10 Apr 2003 23:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Ground Based Radars of the IAF
Replies: 126
Views: 54463

Re: Ground Based Radars of the IAF

>>Dont misunderstand me - I am always in favour of landing 30 slaps if 1 is needed.

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :lol:
by JE Menon
03 Mar 2003 19:47
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 116094

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

Boss, the good doc had MOFAM on his hands, plus AEI 2003, plus running around preparing cds/movies/ god alone knows bloody what else. Probably, the chap didn't have time to fix the background music. In such circumstances, i.e. when we're lucky enough to have a spot rep and some photos and now a VCD,...
by JE Menon
24 Feb 2003 03:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Significant breakthrough in Nag project
Replies: 94
Views: 20117

Re: Significant breakthrough in Nag project

Doesn't the NAMICA vehicle in the last pic in the link posted by Div have the Larsen & Toubro logo?
by JE Menon
06 Jan 2003 17:55
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Time to rethink NFU
Replies: 224
Views: 66356

Re: Time to rethink NFU

There is an apparent redundance between NFU and non-use against non-nuclear states. I can see only one nuance, which is that after FU by one nuclear power there may be concern among some that Indian retaliation may expand to non-nuclear powers. Hence the reiteration of non-use against non-nuclear. B...
by JE Menon
12 Dec 2002 23:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Dr Chidambaram's talk on Pokharan II
Replies: 116
Views: 37927

Re: Dr Chidambaram's talk on Pokharan II

Way to go doc!!! RC visited BR? :eek: (Boys, we ought to ease up on the 4-letter words :lol: ). >>a slide showing a quote from a 1974 paper by Wallace estimating the yield at 10-15 kT, and showing a quote from a Wallace paper of 1998 sayingg that Pokhran 1 was 5 kT SC, please take a bow!!!
by JE Menon
27 Nov 2002 00:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?
Replies: 53
Views: 21176

Re: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?

Tx for the response, YIP & Ray. Now: >>(1) Why are you interested in defense/security issues, especially those relating to India? I'm Indian. >>(2) How (or when) did you get interested in defense matters? Have been vaguely interested ever since I can remember, but a certain clarity began to emer...
by JE Menon
26 Nov 2002 11:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?
Replies: 53
Views: 21176

Re: Survey: What got you interested in defense matters?

A question of my own if you don't mind: Who is interested in this information?

Can the thread originator contact admins@bharat-rakshak.com with a little more detail please. Thanx.
by JE Menon
31 Oct 2002 12:23
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: 40,000 year old paintings found near Delhi
Replies: 39
Views: 21181

Re: 40,000 year old paintings found near Delhi

>>Ah , the famous horse , or the onager or the famed unicorn ... Now, first of all, that's not 40,000 - that's a typo. It's 400. Then that chap on the horse, look closely, yes, "Aryan features". That horse, too hairy, certainly from steppes of Central Asia. More to the point, damnit, what is missing...
by JE Menon
26 Oct 2002 13:03
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2002
Replies: 65
Views: 13831

Re: Cope India 2002

George J, we were non-aligned. We still are, I think :D , but there's nobody to non-align against so we can exercise with all comers.
by JE Menon
25 Aug 2002 22:39
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Genealogy of Castes and Tribes
Replies: 22
Views: 11642

Re: Genealogy of Castes and Tribes

Harryvandeusan that last question of yours is a gem.

Psmith, where the hell have you been dude? Welcome back.
by JE Menon
09 Jul 2002 15:44
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 50424

Re: Women's status in Indian society

>>Now some people on this thread and the other thread seem to distinguish the Paki atrocity with our local one on the basis of "being sanctioned by justice". This is so disingenuous that it makes me puke. The crude "justice" meted out by the tribal panchayat is in no way representative of the pakist...
by JE Menon
09 Jul 2002 03:55
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 50424

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Gyta, Thanks for shifting forums. >>First on BR process: If BR considered that my post on the Indian situation didnot belong to the Pakistan discussion thread, it should have been deleted by admins instead of this prolonged and incessant whining about it which doesnot belong there either. I have not...
by JE Menon
09 Jul 2002 01:23
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Women's status in Indian society
Replies: 138
Views: 50424

Re: Women's status in Indian society

Excellent suggestions from Kedar and Imtiaz. I also believe advertising is a good way to spread the message on girls education. What does it take to collar an ad agency to make free TV spots to promote female literacy (or literacy in general)? Then grab some TV executives by the vitals and urge them...
by JE Menon
05 Jul 2002 12:49
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Seismology for Dummies: Guesstimating nuke test yields
Replies: 150
Views: 32664

Re: Seismology for Dummies: Guesstimating nuke test yields

My question about the "curious anomaly" was a rhetorical one, essentially to point out the fact that there is nothing anomalous - let alone curious - about the fact that different data produces different results. Now, one could argue (I won't in this case) that there's an anomaly in the fact that th...
by JE Menon
05 Jul 2002 10:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Seismology for Dummies: Guesstimating nuke test yields
Replies: 150
Views: 32664

Re: Seismology for Dummies: Guesstimating nuke test yields

Here is the 1st para of Sublette's paper: >>There is a curious anomaly that has dogged all of the nuclear tests in South Asia (including Pakistan) since the first Indian test in 1974. The reported yields of these tests have consistently exceeded the yields as estimated by the data available to outsi...
by JE Menon
03 Jul 2002 02:30
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Five Years!
Replies: 76
Views: 29886

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Five Years!

Rakesh, mone, you've done a great job with BR and it is sad to see you go. Best of luck in your next moves and do visit BR as often as you can. The admins will miss your dynamism.
by JE Menon
28 Jun 2002 00:18
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan - Epicenter of Terrorism
Replies: 33
Views: 13969

Re: Pakistan - Epicenter of Terrorism

The term Musharafat was aptly, and a long time ago, coined right here on BRF.
by JE Menon
13 Jun 2002 13:12
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled
Replies: 114
Views: 43885

Re: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled

Or think of him as the beta version.
by JE Menon
13 Jun 2002 02:18
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled
Replies: 114
Views: 43885

Re: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled

And I might add, with a wicked glint in my beady eye, the same applies to English...
by JE Menon
12 Jun 2002 01:45
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indo-US Operations in J&K
Replies: 27
Views: 11787

Re: Indo-US Operations in J&K

I do not think US forces will be in J&K in a combat/institutionalised observer mode. It is the DDM bull. Any foreign patrolling will be on other side of LOC. Let's see. If it happens that GoI allows US military forces to patrol on our side of LoC, it effectively means we have acknowledged defeat...
by JE Menon
12 Jun 2002 01:10
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled
Replies: 114
Views: 43885

Re: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled

"Briefly detained" has implications. Means he was released after someone intervened on his behalf. For all the Paks knew, with the false passport, he could have been part of a Yindu-Yehudi conspiracy. But he was released....
by JE Menon
13 May 2002 02:56
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....
Replies: 100
Views: 41189

Re: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....

Got it. So it definitely went elsewhere 1st time. :(
by JE Menon
13 May 2002 00:50
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 54260

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

I'm not much of a military strategist - still can't tell a brigade from a regiment - but Narayanan's top-down idea seems to make sense. Why occupy land? If our objective is to dismantle Pakistan, why not just focus on degrading their political/economic/defence infrastructures in clearly designated r...
by JE Menon
13 May 2002 00:27
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....
Replies: 100
Views: 41189

Re: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....

N, I haven't received any mail from you - either via the admins address, the yahoo address or via my personal address which you know. Just doublechecked now.

As for the free lunch... trying to be there in Aug.-Sep. if I can get the bloody scheduling right.
by JE Menon
12 May 2002 19:36
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....
Replies: 100
Views: 41189

Re: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....

Shiv,

Come to think of it, hoo nose, N could be Chetan. Or, of course, I could be Chetan.

Merlin,

Am surviving. Will TRY to make it to Bangi this year as well. Maybe we could get together for another lunch, this time on me! What say Doc?
by JE Menon
11 May 2002 13:33
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....
Replies: 100
Views: 41189

Re: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....

Plus I miss Faheem, whose insights into Pak society were something else but as I recall he used to travel a lot and maybe he does not have the time. What happened to Riza? Dude is busy with his education :D I guess.
by JE Menon
11 May 2002 13:32
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....
Replies: 100
Views: 41189

Re: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....

Merlin, I think you may be confusing with another poster with the rather uncommon name of **** Mahalingam, who used to make some very sane and unknowledgeable posts on various issues. He is still registered but does not participate. Plus, N is not Chetan. That's certain. Chetan has disappeared as fa...
by JE Menon
08 May 2002 23:41
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....
Replies: 100
Views: 41189

Re: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....

Distinctly remember a lot of low-flying PAF types coming for some action here. There weren't too many of us to scramble, but we didn't do too bad. Sh1t, what I miss is seeing the Guru Dronacharya name... dunno why. Sort of lent anchor weight to the forum. Think lots of guys feel that way, hence virt...
by JE Menon
08 May 2002 17:54
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....
Replies: 100
Views: 41189

Re: A trip down Bharat-Rakshak memory lane.....

Shiv, where is that reply by Chetan? Couldn't find it.
by JE Menon
01 May 2002 21:37
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front
Replies: 173
Views: 54260

Re: Parakram II: all services excercise on western front

Umrao Jaan has summed it up methinks. Quite possibly, the exercises are intended to draw Pak forces to its eastern border to prevent salami-slicing which - no matter how chicken-hearted we fish/rice-eating dhotiwalas are - is a distinct possibility at the line of contention. This would mean Pak has ...

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