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by Ashok Sarraff
07 Aug 2014 20:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth
Replies: 8372
Views: 239946

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

^ Please, verbose has different meaning in different set-ups. In academia, a 20-30 page, single-spaced response to reviewer comments is merely adequate. :(( Anything below 20 pages is simply an abstract of the fuller response :((
by Ashok Sarraff
13 Jul 2014 16:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 457989

Re: Internal Security Watch

^Re. what's happening in TN, something's does seem to be brewing there. I met an SDRE (literally) TN Muslim guy a few days ago. I heard him saying that his son's name is vidwan. I said to myself, wow, that's a very Indic name for an IM. On reconfirmation, I was told that it's not Vidwan, but Ridwan....
by Ashok Sarraff
12 Jul 2014 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr 2014
Replies: 2854
Views: 70644

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr

Based on some conversations with the RAPES, it also appears that they are absolutely sure about the moral superiority of Islam over Hinduism. For instance, one RAPE I know repeatedly says, "there must have been something better than Hinduism in Islam and that's why so many Hindus converted to I...
by Ashok Sarraff
04 Jul 2014 16:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 465029

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Look forward to hearing what happened behind the scene regarding the release of these nurses. This is a major achievement!
by Ashok Sarraff
03 Jul 2014 18:45
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65073

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

^Re. Y. S. Rao, being an active member of RSS. According to TOI and other seculars, being an active member of a foreign-origin church, mosque, or some other ideology is secular, but being an active member of an Indian-nationalist organization is communal.
by Ashok Sarraff
15 Jun 2014 22:02
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1010140

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

^Oh, I thought they are called golgappas (pani-puris) because they have developed well-rounded personalities over the years.
by Ashok Sarraff
03 Jun 2014 18:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 306274

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

Yes sir. A few years ago some S. Korean converters were also kidnapped in Afg. and were freed after hefty ransom was paid.
by Ashok Sarraff
03 Jun 2014 15:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr 2014
Replies: 2854
Views: 70644

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr

SSridhar wrote:Of course. TSP is waging a jihad against us since its birth, as most of us here in BRf know since long.

I would take it further, Malsi has been waging jihad against us for long. TSP is only it's current organ. There'll be no permanent solution till Masli is cured.
by Ashok Sarraff
28 May 2014 20:14
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1010140

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

Okay, so Holy Child Auxilliam is a TFTA school as RB would agree. Smriti is not from a poor family IMHO. Many kids from TFTA dilli-billi families work at Wimpy's/McD/KFC to make easy money, so nothing abnormal there.
by Ashok Sarraff
28 May 2014 15:48
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1010140

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

The big focus should be on providing quality education and school infrastructure for kids from poor families. It is difficult for "convented" folks to understand how dire the situation is in government-run schools in interior India and urban slums. Most all-India exams for engineering and ...
by Ashok Sarraff
27 May 2014 20:58
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1010140

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

Narayana Rao, The bakra is fed well before being halleled. Pliss to be a bit patient.
by Ashok Sarraff
14 May 2014 23:18
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 1158
Views: 39487

Re: Exit Polls & Discussion 2014 Elections

muraliravi wrote:
Raja wrote:NDTV claimed that their sample size of > 100K. Not bad.


Did they say telephonic or field?


They had tablets! The voters could click whichever party he/she voted!
by Ashok Sarraff
13 May 2014 21:44
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1010140

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

Rahul Gandhi is an invaluable asset--for BJP. I am sure NaMo will ensure that no harm comes to Rahul and that he is the supreme leader in 2019 and beyond.
by Ashok Sarraff
13 May 2014 05:33
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 1158
Views: 39487

Re: Exit Polls & Discussion 2014 Elections

I am intrigued by his 100 new cities promise. How and where will he build them will be interesting to watch. Has he elaborates on this idea much?
by Ashok Sarraff
10 May 2014 03:56
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1010140

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

Eenadu reports that Modi's Varanasi Road show was in defiance to EC. Is that correct? Arjun Jaitley said in the press conference after the rally was banned by EC that NM will drive in the city as a common citizen and the EC cannot stop any citizen from traveling on the road because it is a free cou...
by Ashok Sarraff
05 May 2014 22:54
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 517520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

India News and ABP News (formerly Star news) are the best in my view.
by Ashok Sarraff
05 May 2014 18:52
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1010140

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

Abhijit wrote:Arrey sirji link please......


Subscribe to narendramodi channel on youtube. I found that to be most convenient.
by Ashok Sarraff
05 May 2014 18:49
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1010140

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

Anantha wrote:Modi: A gang of 2000 is swindling the nation, I will stop it


Which means they have already made a list. Only the trigger needs to be pulled. :lol: Kya hoga re mafia tera?
by Ashok Sarraff
05 May 2014 15:31
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 517520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Someone prominent (e.g., Baba Ramdev) needs to say "Secularism means Islamism". Once this message is clearly understood by the general public (BRF knows it, but the mango man does not), seculars will hesitate to use that word.
by Ashok Sarraff
04 May 2014 00:25
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 517520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Bhratas, they are using white lotus because that's how it looks on the ballot paper.
by Ashok Sarraff
03 May 2014 20:22
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 517520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Where's the krantikari interview? I could not find it on YouTube, Aaj tak or headlines today. Plissé to help.
by Ashok Sarraff
28 Apr 2014 16:35
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 517520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

^All recent polls across multiple sources with different political persuasions (CSDS, Hansa, Neilsen, 5forty3 etc.) are giving 190-200+ to BJP alone, so it seems quite reasonable to assume that the numbers are alright.
by Ashok Sarraff
22 Apr 2014 21:14
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1010140

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

I sort of know Vikram Lal of Eicher. He is a good-at-heart person who is stridently against corruption. His managers in Eicher are strictly proscribed from paying bribes to netas and bureacrats. He also stressed that even the lowest level factory worker should be treated with utmost respect. Not sur...
by Ashok Sarraff
21 Apr 2014 18:10
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 517520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Once the papers are rejected, is it not allowed to submit the corrected papers again? Is there no second chance? That seems pretty odd.
by Ashok Sarraff
17 Apr 2014 17:29
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 517520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Punekars proudly say, "Pune tithey kaay uNe," loosely meaning, in Pune, everything is perfect and readily available. Morons do not realize that the world has passed them by 30 years ago! One simple look at pubic transport, roads, power and water situation, police etc. will convince an outs...
by Ashok Sarraff
13 Apr 2014 19:25
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1010140

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

okay few defn for brfies - veshti, mundu, pancha, [dhoti] -> pure white! [firangies - white color class - must to enter office] lungi - any color /designs [worker class - labor force! chaiwala dress] now we are talking perhaps :).. and in the hot mallooland, wimmen do wear dhoties as saris! they lo...
by Ashok Sarraff
13 Apr 2014 19:16
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 517520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

^On that note, by this morning, I have obtained confirmation from 100 of my friends and relatives that they will vote for Modi. The only problem was, they were already going to do so without any prodding. :(( Going by the support to Modi across different sections of the society in social and geograp...
by Ashok Sarraff
10 Apr 2014 19:39
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 517520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Arnab is a nationalist at heart-know him via an old friend.
by Ashok Sarraff
04 Apr 2014 19:08
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1010140

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

How many Brfites wear churidars to work?
by Ashok Sarraff
02 Apr 2014 23:14
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 517520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

That's exactly what I told my kids yesterday: expect integration/strong alliance of Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan and a security umbrella to Up-Ganasthan (Afghanistan) in the next 10 years with Modi at helm.
by Ashok Sarraff
31 Mar 2014 22:22
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 517520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Bihar projection by CSDS:

BJP+LJP: 21 to 29
Cong + RJD: 7 to 13
JDU: 2 to 5
AAP: 0

http://khabar.ibnlive.in.com/news/118336/12 (Hindi link)
by Ashok Sarraff
31 Mar 2014 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 944
Views: 49597

Re: BR Forum Feedback

For some reason, I can't see the YouTube links (the one with pictures) embedded in posts on my ipad - there is big blank space where the picture should appear, and clicking on that blank space does not start the embedded video. On the other hand, YouTube works perfectly when I open it independently....
by Ashok Sarraff
26 Mar 2014 17:35
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30644

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

Yesterday on Star Plus Mahabharat, they showed that it was NOT Draupadi but her dasi who asked jokingly, "Kya andhe ka beta bhi andha hi hota hai?" (Is it true that a blind man's son is also blind?) when Duryodhan falls into water. The dasi was shown standing just behind Draupadi and hence...
by Ashok Sarraff
21 Mar 2014 17:25
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 517520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

This is a BIG news! N.K. Singh can be a Vibhishan for Modi - he knows (or should know because of his erstwhile position) all the financial/corruption related secrets of the dynasty and the larger C-System. If deployed properly, he can be a potent weapon against the dynasty and its minions.
by Ashok Sarraff
21 Mar 2014 05:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 517520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Also, all BJP top leaders are swayamsevaks first and BJP leaders later, and that includes LKA.
by Ashok Sarraff
19 Mar 2014 20:55
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 517520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

^I would like to thank fulltime employees of BRF such as RajeshA for sharing lastest updates about the elections with the readers. :-)
by Ashok Sarraff
17 Mar 2014 18:04
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 517520

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

From my POV, the bottom line is that BJP is getting 200 seats (+/- 10) and Congress is getting 90 (+/-10) according to all major and minor surveys that use different samples and prediction formulae(CSDS, C-Voter, Neilsen, Hansa Research, Praveen Patil etc.). Given this broad consensus among disparat...

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