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by JE Menon
28 Mar 2018 17:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5061
Views: 316692

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

^^No A_Gupta, I meant the paper he was referring to in his original article where he refers to Silva.
by JE Menon
28 Mar 2018 09:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5061
Views: 316692

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

Yet another AIT paper: https://bmcevolbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12862-017-0936-9 Thanks A_Gupta. I think this is the paper being referred to by Tony Joseph. The opening paragraph, under "Background", is extremely interesting (if only for the ridiculous linguistic contortion...
by JE Menon
27 Mar 2018 10:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5061
Views: 316692

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

Thanks doc. You should do this more often please. Now that you have been on the Infinity Foundation conference series, there should be ways of spreading wings gradually into national media.
by JE Menon
27 Mar 2018 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5061
Views: 316692

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

(Re) Posting this one here, as it is a valuable read and very coherently put together:

https://medium.com/the-indian-interest/ ... aaacee8be3

The Aryan Invasion Myth: How 21st Century Science Debunks 19th Century Indology
by JE Menon
26 Mar 2018 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5061
Views: 316692

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

^^It is only a brief commentary in there. I am awaiting the full presentation ...
by JE Menon
25 Mar 2018 20:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1946
Views: 189204

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3jQgD9RTqE

Good youtube clip including reports from several channels. The whole thing is hilariously idiotic and genetically consistent.
by JE Menon
24 Mar 2018 15:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5061
Views: 316692

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

Not strictly speaking out of India, but this landmark (but largely unnoticed I think - apologies if it has been posted before) talk by Professors Joydeep Bagchi and Vishwa Adluri - on the deliberate distortions of history, the systematic erasure of civlisational meaning in non-Western environments a...
by JE Menon
21 Mar 2018 17:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-EU News & Analysis
Replies: 1560
Views: 135374

Re: India-EU News & Analysis

^^Indeed... we should no be sidetracked or misled by the constant whine in the background about the EU, its far reach, its bureaucracy, its centralisation, its overbearing attitude, its interference in local politics etc etc... In that sense, the Europeans more than the Americans are like Indians - ...
by JE Menon
18 Mar 2018 11:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1958
Views: 249951

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I am for full unfettered emigration to all corners of the world. First, there is no way on earth such numbers (i.e. those wanting to emigrate) will be accepted by other countries. Second, even if 300 million are accepted in other countries (about 25% of our population), there will still be enough br...
by JE Menon
12 Mar 2018 18:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 708
Views: 40098

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Very useful video for those interested in this subject (historicity of Christianity) to watch. It gives solid perspective.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDt7wc5nn7E
by JE Menon
10 Mar 2018 13:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1630
Views: 200739

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^As far as I know, within certain limits, there is no rule which says you can't list your service experience. Everybody needs jobs and very often, such experience can make or break a steady source of income. There are limits of course, but it is true that CVs often disclose things that you might no...
by JE Menon
02 Mar 2018 15:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 224705

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Raman,

That’s a BRF masterpiece post. But who are gubough (Britain?) and geaubeaux (France?)... also do answer The question from SS.
by JE Menon
25 Feb 2018 18:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 803
Views: 69219

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

>>But do the hosts generally have a say in the non-official engagements of a visiting dignitary? I'd think so, given the security and protocol requirements. Yes, hosts do have more than a say, but it is usually a matter of give and take - and in my understanding India is much more accommodating than...
by JE Menon
25 Feb 2018 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 224705

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

^^Is the above a serious thing? This is what they came up with?

Added later: yes it is!!! Incredible...
by JE Menon
24 Feb 2018 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5453
Views: 508710

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

>>“ For the first time we’re holding Pakistan accountable for its actions . We’ve seen modest progress in terms of Pakistan’s actual acknowledgment of these concerns, but the president is not satisfied with progress when it comes to Pakistan,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said Who's closer now, th...
by JE Menon
24 Feb 2018 00:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 803
Views: 69219

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

>>The government official said guest lists for receptions such as those in India are not vetted individually for security. This is incorrect, or incorrectly stated. Guest lists are shared well in advance, generally. The high commission has its responsibility of course to ensure security, but this is...
by JE Menon
23 Feb 2018 15:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1095
Views: 109067

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

It is far better to enter into a defence and security treaty as we have with Mauritius.Let the little Maldivians run their local show democratically.They make big bucks through high-end tourism and require every bleedin' thing except fish from abroad.We'll supply the lot.No need to dirty our hands ...
by JE Menon
18 Feb 2018 17:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2187
Views: 216198

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

>>The letter is written in the backdrop of India doing nothing at all in Maldives. What do you mean by "nothing at all"? Please see the India Maldives thread. >>Not to speak of doing nothing for long on the Pakistan front. Pakistan has been getting regularly hammered to the point where the...
by JE Menon
17 Feb 2018 23:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2187
Views: 216198

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/india-in-a-corner-defence-expenditures-military-modernisation-5064333/lite/?__twitter_impression=true The PB Mehta article linked above is being bandied about as some sort of serious criticism of the government’s foreign/strategic policy. In reality, ...
by JE Menon
16 Feb 2018 15:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 589
Views: 76749

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Not really newsworthy anymore, which suggests a lull in the action but not an end to it.
by JE Menon
11 Feb 2018 14:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 589
Views: 76749

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

^^Anticipate steady but slow (still faster than in the past) changes of this nature which will have lasting implications. Strangely, no one has noted that our MEA Sushma Swaraj was recently in Riyadh as the Guest of Honour at the annual Janadhriya Festival of Riyadh. She and female members of her te...
by JE Menon
11 Feb 2018 14:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 224705

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

The Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline has been discussed since the early 1990s. I had said then (on a panel discussion at the obscure private conference where it was first proposed by an Iranian think-tank bloke who must be getting on in years now, I was under 25 then), and repeatedly since 1997 on BRF t...
by JE Menon
07 Feb 2018 00:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 224705

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

That youtube video with the old guy interviewing the Norwegian ambassador... how tragic is that? I have zero love for the Paks in general, but this is embarrassing even for me. A sad commentary on the state of that nation.
by JE Menon
06 Feb 2018 12:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 224705

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Quote from that article on Rehma Khan, ex-wife of Imran Khan. >>I was forced to keep silent because it was not my habit to tell a lie Typical Paki statement, made with a straight face, assuming that everyone will think that is a moral position because it was said with a straight face. In any event, ...
by JE Menon
03 Feb 2018 15:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5061
Views: 316692

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

^^I know Vayutuvan... just talking about the chances of these two names in particular co-writing a paper like this!
by JE Menon
03 Feb 2018 00:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 512070

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

What is the US motivation for this symbolic act? Considering that it might have negative connotations for their own aircraft industry...
by JE Menon
02 Feb 2018 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5061
Views: 316692

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

Prem wrote:But these are Dravida tools found near DMK homeland!


But guess who found them?

"Using a technique called luminescence dating, Akhilesh and Pappu... "

Seriously, what are the chances!!!?
by JE Menon
30 Jan 2018 15:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5061
Views: 316692

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

I'm not sure, but I think @Kongu is a satire handle... not sure though. Can't tell from the tweets!!!
by JE Menon
30 Jan 2018 15:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4668
Views: 287998

Re: Deterrence

I always suspected that the Santhanam statement was purposely put by Govt of India timed to issues with our admission to some international treaties at that time. The obfuscation allowed us to be grey. Also we will not sign NPT but may espose No first use. That allows us to revise at the time of ou...
by JE Menon
29 Jan 2018 16:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2467
Views: 390513

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Arvind Subramaniam on the just released Economic Survey 2018. Worth watching, useful presentation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuUHs1rIOPQ
by JE Menon
21 Jan 2018 21:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 745
Views: 108768

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

This attack is just the Pak military establishment telling the US that it has failed in Afghanistan, and rubbing it in. They are signalling victory, at least that's how they see the current situation in their minds.

The American response is actually what's going to be interesting.
by JE Menon
18 Jan 2018 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?
Replies: 2938
Views: 73285

Re: Western Universalism - what's the big deal?

Damn, one learns something new every bloody day... Thank you A_Gupta!
by JE Menon
16 Jan 2018 20:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4668
Views: 287998

Re: Deterrence

Great one there shiv!
by JE Menon
12 Jan 2018 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1005
Views: 78694

Re: Non-Western Worldview

The Kumbh Mela - a new video which explains and gives a glimpse into the underlying elements of the dharmic worldview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReWiJ4pd6Kc
by JE Menon
12 Jan 2018 16:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3291
Views: 603434

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Speaking of Dr. Radhakrishnan taking a major role in the UAE space agency, here is the gentleman in question at his own kacheri at Guruvayoor Temple:

https://youtu.be/nYcmjuf1w-c?t=63
by JE Menon
09 Jan 2018 14:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3022
Views: 207613

Re: Iran News and Discussions

>>chronic smouldering phase.

An excellent way of putting it. Wish I had thought of it.
by JE Menon
06 Jan 2018 15:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5061
Views: 316692

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

>>3. The skeleton is of a person who is laughing in a Dravidian way
>>4. The skeleton has no nose as recorded as "anas" in the Vedas

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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