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by harbans
24 Jun 2014 02:20
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

Namo is getting top Actors of Bollywood to possibly change the kind of movies they make to mould and entertain at a higher level than the LCD of public opinion and of using Bollywood as a tool to get tourism and form cross cultural long term impact. All with a purpose with the countries interests in...
by harbans
22 Jun 2014 02:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 161284

Re: Indian Army History Thread

Something most of us here knew, but this is from NYT http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/22/world/asia/a-largely-indian-victory-in-world-war-ii-mostly-forgotten-in-india.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimesworld&_r=0 KOHIMA, India — Soldiers died by the dozens, by the hundreds and then by...
by harbans
21 Jun 2014 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr 2014
Replies: 2854
Views: 89401

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr

Listen to a Paki having his ass ripped open from here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... uls#t=4149 LOL, that is called 'tearing a new one'. Must say that burst from C. Fair is the finest retort i have come across from an American on the K issue particularly the Paki stand and mindless cl...
by harbans
20 Jun 2014 12:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis
Replies: 4002
Views: 169443

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis

Itjihad is one of the schools of Sunni jurisprudence: 'reasoning' through Jihad and independent of any school of thought and requires taking the 'rational' analogies from the Hadith and Koran. It also thus gives a free hand for the Mullah Omars, Timur, Al Baghdadi's, Aurangzebs' to function. Lets no...
by harbans
19 Jun 2014 16:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 377061

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Managing the Chinese threat also requires one to buy anything but a cheap Chinese knock off of a smart phone. May our Govt and IB make a note of this:

Knock Offs ship data back to China
by harbans
18 Jun 2014 03:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 549359

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Isis terror group to be banned in Britain


Funny ban considering that more Muslims there are joining Jihadi groups in Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia than are volunteering for the Army reserves.
by harbans
18 Jun 2014 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 549359

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

While a charter outlining an antiquated interpretation of Sharia was being disseminated in Mosul, #SykesPicotOver trended on jihadist Twitter feeds. From the point of view of Iraq's jihadist celebrities, the 1916 borders drawn in secret by British and French imperialists represented by Sir Mark Syk...
by harbans
17 Jun 2014 23:34
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

To comprehend the difference leaders like Modi, Patel on one hand make versus the 'good' administrators kinds is that of vision and statesmanship. The 'good' administrators implement and play effectively on existing mandates, tweaking here and there with some alacrity to confirm. The visionary OTOH ...
by harbans
17 Jun 2014 01:56
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

Apart from his Hindi, Rajnath is a very very ordinary kind of leader. Lacks developmental vision, planning and much more. Left to himself he will do a bad job in the Home Ministry. But then, i think Modi exerting on Secretary appointments indicate he will be observing these Ministries much more clos...
by harbans
17 Jun 2014 01:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 549359

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

And for a change i think i completely agree with Tony Blair. The ME and Islamic world will have to ultimately look at it's own dynamics to realize why these killings, hatred, murders and literal Islamist militant takeovers take place.
by harbans
17 Jun 2014 01:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 549359

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

ISIS executions: Saw several pictures of Iraqi soldiers, hands unbound walking to their graves, lying down and getting shot. Wonder why when they knew death is certain, lie down without a fight. Puzzles me a bit.
by harbans
15 Jun 2014 19:17
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

That pic is of Padmasambhava who got Buddhism to Tibet. A Brahmin from present day Swat. Many Westerners are surprised when i tell them every major Buddhist canon was propagated by Brahmins.
by harbans
15 Jun 2014 11:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 549359

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Situation report Iraq, gives a good overview:

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by harbans
08 Jun 2014 16:33
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

In the age of instantaneity, or what the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman calls ‘liquid modernity’, the solid bonds of human relationships, You unwashed illiterate fanatic Sanghi Hindoo Kufr, if you couldn't understand what this farticle really means, at least have some respect for this name dropped Gora...
by harbans
08 Jun 2014 16:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 340661

Re: Indian Interests

^Could it be the poorer and more fertile of the IM population declare less their actual populations and birth rates? So when specific studies take place on fertility and child mortality their figures are impressive?
by harbans
06 Jun 2014 02:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr 2014
Replies: 2854
Views: 89401

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr

These Pakistanis have their heads in so deep they can do a colonoscopy without benefit of an endoscope.


:D Just simply Brilliant!!!
by harbans
05 Jun 2014 18:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr 2014
Replies: 2854
Views: 89401

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr

Ram ji, the eagerness and propensity to please and appease transcends the simplest basic common sense. One's culture, history, philosophy, uniqueness can all be thrown into the dustbin amidst the carnival of appeasement.
by harbans
05 Jun 2014 18:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2280
Views: 271538

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

So Modi has decided to make Bhutan the first country he will visit. Personally have been exhorting that the PM redevelop the worn Dharmic strands with Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet in my blog and several tweets on this. My latest one on Bhutan was just last week: http://oi62.tinypic.com/rh04g7.jpg
by harbans
05 Jun 2014 17:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr 2014
Replies: 2854
Views: 89401

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr

I wish, as a Pakistani and a political analyst, that the Indian Prime Minister had asked his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, to prepare for a permanent “No War Pact” with Pakistan. I wish Modi had proposed a “No military or political hostilities” MOU between the two nations. I wish Modi had re...
by harbans
30 May 2014 01:35
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

Swamy Aiyer in his TOI blog says the liquidity crisis has been wiped out in the last few days. Even DLF has been able to mop up 520 crores from available liquidity. HE says the problem may be of a bubble if not tackled properly, but liquidity is no longer an issue. And if this is true, an i do belei...
by harbans
28 May 2014 13:30
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

Shankar ji, not so fast. Look at this report from the UPA time. You'll see the confusion that Modi has been trying to also clear in reducing ministries. Do read this report, so typical of the confusion prevailing in the last decades (this is from just a couple of months back): It has yet to decide w...
by harbans
28 May 2014 12:17
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

Modi was clear what he wanted Human Resource development to focus on in his speeches. Development of mass employable skillsets. Welders, technicians, electricians, refrigeration mechanics, services sectors training and so on, the ITI grads and not IIT ones. For too much time HRD honchos focussed on ...
by harbans
28 May 2014 00:11
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

OK this man has done all of this in the last 24 hours...including hold a full scale SAARC type meet!!

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Anything else that you think YOU could have done better?
by harbans
27 May 2014 19:15
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

Few people noticed that Mr Lobsang Sangay had been invited and attended Modi's swearing in ceremony! This is a very significant event and Tibetans round the world are extremely pleased. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BopPaJRIgAAs2Me.jpg http://tibet.net/2014/05/27/sikyong-attends-swearing-in-ceremony-o...
by harbans
24 May 2014 14:22
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

And some so-called expert was suggesting that Badhmash was coming despite the opposition and therefore Modi must gift him something to strengthen him. WOW! Just cannot stand the MSM anymore. But any idea who this imbecilic retard is? Frankly however this is the logic that is hardwired into the pseu...
by harbans
23 May 2014 15:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 340661

Re: Indian Interests

SHall we track this here?

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The first thing that strikes me how are people irresponsible enough to give priceless artifacts to Editors of National Dailies?????? Who should be answering this idiocy? Some one needs to hurt for this shame.
by harbans
22 May 2014 11:55
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

I recommend strongly no Chicken or Mutton Biryani vagra for South Asian delegates. Pure Vegetarian Sattvic food on the table Modi ji.
by harbans
21 May 2014 22:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2280
Views: 271538

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Sridhar Ji, 'our interests' is a very very generic term. To those that complied with vigor with 'non interference in internal affairs' it was also in India's so called interests. In India's 'interests' they thus didn't pursue Lt Kalia's case etc.
by harbans
21 May 2014 19:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2280
Views: 271538

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

Nehruvian edifices of foreign policy that has been institutionalized must crumble. Foremost is the Principle of Non Interference in affairs of others. This is a useless chain we have put on ourselves thanks to Nehru. It has never prevented anyone from interfering in Kashmir, NE, Arunachal or anywher...
by harbans
20 May 2014 19:54
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

All this talk makes me really wonder, if all this is so feasible, why was it not done earlier? Institutionalization of Nehruvian bureaucratic controls. Files pushed endlessly, land acquisition made tough, cuts and commissions bottom to top culture make projects time consuming, too slow, and too exp...
by harbans
20 May 2014 19:46
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

If suddenly your student achieves something that you wanted to achieve all your life, there is going to be some bitterness in teacher. Ultimately, the teacher will learn to rise above it but it will take time. I think Modi understand this and therefore, tolerates it and continues to respect him. Go...
by harbans
20 May 2014 15:53
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

I watched Modi's speech first and THEN went back to see LKA reference to Modi. LKAji's "kripa" & "pranaam" to Modi, must have hurt severely. I tried to imagine my father saying this to me, and then no wonder there were tears. I would agree with Atriji's interpretation, keepi...
by harbans
19 May 2014 23:21
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

harbans did you do a state by state comparison of election results with your spreadsheet?


Ramana Ji not yet but was thinking doing that.
by harbans
15 May 2014 23:09
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

I believe Modi should have just Defense, Internal Affairs and External Affairs as ministries held by politicians. Rest let professionals manage. Top politicians can serve their constituencies and advice various ministries on inputs and progress.
by harbans
15 May 2014 23:07
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

Sushma wants Finance or nothing. Why would she want that?
by harbans
15 May 2014 16:53
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

Chaanakya Ji, the headlines is typical DDM. Amaresh was not arrested for threatening to kill Modi, if that was the case many MPs and even KT would be questioned. He was threatening normal people with bloodshed, inciting people to come and spill blood of sanghi's including hindu's and families who ar...
by harbans
15 May 2014 15:07
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

I've become so fed up and sick of these fake intellectuals on Timesnow, NDTV, IBN panels that keep calling Modi fascist..that i've begun to nurture the thought that maybe he should scare them a little at the minimum. Now here's the evil plan in case NDA is 300 plus and celebrating in the coming week...
by harbans
14 May 2014 14:35
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 657746

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

I am curious how those who are opposing stability, good governance, equality for all irrespective of caste, religion etc, development and standing up for Indic values are batting for India? If the former is what Modi stands for it is obvious that those who oppose him are not batting for India.
by harbans
14 May 2014 11:47
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274735

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

Modi should NEVER visit USA! Maybe he can have a 1-1 with the US Prez by installing 3D booths both in 7RCR and the White House.

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