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by lakshmikanth
15 Nov 2012 08:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

So if it was UNIFORMLY imposed (surely not in the erst while princely states though?) - it was not only a priviledge of the elites. If I understand correctly, your argument is that if English had not been imposed, people across India would have been more amenable to the imposition of another 'india...
by lakshmikanth
15 Nov 2012 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

^^^ Keyword is "UNIFORMLY" ... NOT :) It was imposed everywhere, but not uniformly across the strata of the society. I had a tough time learning English, my mom knew it but was not fluent with it. My cousins had it worse because their parents were not English literates. I ended up getting ...
by lakshmikanth
15 Nov 2012 08:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

"Vengeance is mine saith the Lord,I will repay".A close friend,eminent editor loves to quote this when I get hot under the collar about "slings and arrows" on various issues. I think that the decline of Britain has been vengeance enough for the excesses of imperialism .As Gandhi...
by lakshmikanth
15 Nov 2012 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Saar Japanese and German situations are not comparable to India since they did not have to contend with 22 different languages within the boudaries of their nation state. It is quite untrue that you cannot get a job if you only know hindi or tamil. Sure you can - every state government allows that ...
by lakshmikanth
15 Nov 2012 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Just curious - in the pre-british era, how exactly did the native language economy work? Did every Indian language receive equal opportunities in every kingdom - or did there exist certain 'court languages' for upward mobility? Exactly as it is (and was) in Japan or Germany. When Japan industrializ...
by lakshmikanth
14 Nov 2012 10:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

However,the overwhelming demand from the Indian public is knowledge of English.How do you account for the mushrooming numbers of English tutorial institutes found in every city? With improvements in their ability to speak and understand English,youngsters find that their career opportunities are be...
by lakshmikanth
14 Nov 2012 03:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012
Replies: 2850
Views: 123991

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012

^^^ Poverty is eradicated by population reduction, which is accomplished by means of a vest, which when properly used reduces the population by packing off a few abduls and ayeshas to Jannat, along with some goats. The act is considered honorable on a Friday. Eating grass also reduces poverty since ...
by lakshmikanth
13 Nov 2012 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

^^^ +10000 It is all about introspection. We have to grieve what we lost. Its the 5 stages of grief. Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance (Closure). I find that many Indians are stuck in denial. Acceptance can only occur if we are brave enough to turn that light inward, and clear out th...
by lakshmikanth
13 Nov 2012 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Pardon me for the piskology folks. We in this forum make fun of the Bakis, Chinese, Unkilland folks and what not. We are bojitively abusive (deservedly so) towards the Bakis. Yet when one makes fun of the Briturds, or abuses them there is a large line of people waiting to defend them with the same o...
by lakshmikanth
13 Nov 2012 11:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

The economic drain of WB is/was not due to kicking out of english language out of schools, even though many people will claim that. Actually people are claiming just the opposite - They (some of them) are saying that the 'colonial' infrastucture of which the colonial language was a part, should hav...
by lakshmikanth
13 Nov 2012 09:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

I was referring to the duplicity of certain folks when they rail about it being Nehru’s fault / britisher’s fault that they had to learn English, but are comfortable about being a part of the ‘colonial’ structure that provided them with the 'language advantage' and has apparently made them more suc...
by lakshmikanth
13 Nov 2012 06:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

GOI has done its bit to promote Indian languages. You can answer civil service exams in hindi / regional languages. Correspondence in hindi is encouraged in Class A cities. Of course in cities of the south and north-east - it is not (guess why?). Not sure whther the Indian IT sector promotes Indian...
by lakshmikanth
13 Nov 2012 05:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

^^^ Neela sir,

Thanks! You put it way better than I could :)
by lakshmikanth
13 Nov 2012 03:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

To summarize: Love English but hate the "Briturds"? Or else be a "brit-worshipping zombie" or a "brainwashed zombie"? I agree with your basic line, though perhaps not your turn of phrase. But, I would take a harder line. Why do we speak English at all? Why should India...
by lakshmikanth
13 Nov 2012 02:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Not Tamil, or Gujarati or Telugu or better still Malayalam? I agree it's terrible that we are all here posting in the language of the colonial power, some quite well I might add, but why aren't members who feel so strongly about it creating forums in Gujarati, Assamese, Telugu, Hindi or Malayalam; ...
by lakshmikanth
13 Nov 2012 00:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

^^^ The programming is pretty deep in there. Have to give it to the Briturd brutes that managed to create a machinery to spit out brit-worshipping zombies. The need for Queen's Engleesh is the biggest sham ever propagated. What it shows is not that her old majesti-hag's Engleesh is needed for econom...
by lakshmikanth
09 Nov 2012 22:51
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012
Replies: 3973
Views: 176989

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012

Yes, all the castes discriminate against each other. It has never been otherwise. Our social system is $hit and indefensible. At some point this nonsense has to end. IMO it will end with the end of caste. It is unfortunate there is no consensus on ending it even at the elite end of our society. If ...
by lakshmikanth
09 Nov 2012 22:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

India will shed few tears over the end of UK aid For India, fairer trade agreements and an end to patronising soft power are more important than dribbles of aid from Britain The article is tripe on why Aid should go to India. The comments are interesting. Typical briturd sense of entitlement and wh...
by lakshmikanth
09 Nov 2012 07:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 427151

Re: Indian Interests

^^^ the above is Views from the Left
by lakshmikanth
05 Nov 2012 12:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012
Replies: 2850
Views: 123991

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012

^^^ "Butt Pirates" might work ... Butt I dont know
by lakshmikanth
02 Nov 2012 05:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012
Replies: 2850
Views: 123991

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012

One a side note. Do all Baki mard-e-momeens who have girl childs keep a vat of acid in their basements? Just because in this case it seemed more or less like the father beat her up, pour acid on her (where and how did he procure it?) and then left her to burn and suffer an agonizing drawn out death ...
by lakshmikanth
02 Nov 2012 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012
Replies: 2850
Views: 123991

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012

Acid burns for more than 10 hours.

This is not just 7th century, it is the efficiency of modern science combined with 7th century evil that takes it to such stratospheric heights of evil.
by lakshmikanth
02 Nov 2012 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

no sir, you just need to tell a different story, not counter the existing one when your story is louder, no one will listen to the old story Lalmohanji, I agree with you onlee, here is a copy paste from that myth debunking handbook Debunking myths is problematic. Unless great care is taken, any eff...
by lakshmikanth
01 Nov 2012 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 664858

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

It first degree murder of one person, second degree murder of the child. Capital crime according to a friend familiar with the law.
by lakshmikanth
01 Nov 2012 23:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

so all this analysis comes back to the old saying on this and other threads - until indians start vocalising a new narrative of our civilisation and history, the old (unacceptable) versions will remain We have to build a myth debunking infrastructure and also make every effort to destroy their prop...
by lakshmikanth
01 Nov 2012 23:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Serious question to RajeshA-ji and others who are discussing the topics on this page -- in terms of thought experiment -- do the bootlickers realize they are bootlickers? And do it despite? Or is it ingrained and when shown a mirror (we have examples) -- they still dont realize that they are bootli...
by lakshmikanth
01 Nov 2012 11:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

I don't see it like that. I do not see the britishers having divine right to rule Indians irrespective of whether they are 'worthy of ruling themselves or not. My argument is better :) I don't have to prove to the brits that Indians were 'as good' (or as bad) as any one else in ruling themselves. T...
by lakshmikanth
01 Nov 2012 10:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

I thought feeling better about ourselves by knocking down others is a manifestation of deep seated inferiority complex - but what do I know :) I guess you don't know then. Knocking the brits down is never my agenda, it can occur as a by product of what I am doing. The main goal is to cut them to si...
by lakshmikanth
01 Nov 2012 10:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Lakshmikanth ji, As you know, McCaulay Putra ism is itself a representation of their deep seated inferiority complex of not being good enough on their own, their hatred towards the other natives which converts into boot licking for the british. Yes sir 100% true and agree. Now we have people here s...
by lakshmikanth
01 Nov 2012 09:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

No it does not and the 'macaulayputras' are basically a continuation of the collusion effect we saw over the 200 years of British rule. Perhaps if there had not been so much collusion, we could have shaved off 100 years from that rule. The collusion effect may have lingered far less in that event. ...
by lakshmikanth
01 Nov 2012 08:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

I'm sure :) however the publication requested in this context is not that politically fraught. All one needs to do is publish a paper claiming that Alexander's 'greatness' was systematically built up by british historographers to justify their colonialism. Frankly, OIT is not that politically fraug...
by lakshmikanth
01 Nov 2012 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Here's the thing - Peer Reviewed journals offer a modicum of respectability to the conclusions (possibly a necessary but not a sufficient condition. Afterall, as I'm sure you know, even peer reviewed publications have been found to be wrong). I think you should take sometime to read up the OIT thre...
by lakshmikanth
01 Nov 2012 06:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Anyways, it is always fascinating to see the payoff - for the amount of investment in cultivation of the natives who proudly take up cudgels on behalf of the perfidious albions. It takes lot of finesse to develop such a constitution. Now, the SDREs and some other natives are sent sparring over some...
by lakshmikanth
31 Oct 2012 04:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 343488

Re: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up

The political 'caste' (since its nepotism central of India), is now attacking the industrialists:

http://m.timesofindia.com/india/Industr ... 026768.cms
by lakshmikanth
27 Oct 2012 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012
Replies: 2850
Views: 123991

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A6KiEY8CMAAK7Na.jpg:large LOL.... Allah ke naam pe dede baba..... Drone ke naam pe dede baba. And while we are at it, we also issue a threat to US and Canada that it will be very "expensive" to do this. Abdul who posted it needs a full (cavity level) inspection...
by lakshmikanth
26 Oct 2012 12:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012
Replies: 2850
Views: 123991

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012

^^^ Ghazis please note. The writer should be cutletted soon or else Islam will be in danger.
by lakshmikanth
25 Oct 2012 00:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Karan ji, I did not mean any offence to you. What I meant was, we have been going too soft on them and in their barbaric outlook being soft == being weak. The only way to make a barbarian understand and respect you is not to be preachy or accepting. Its by being a ruthless politician. Your point abo...
by lakshmikanth
24 Oct 2012 11:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012
Replies: 2850
Views: 123991

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Oct 4 2012

. 1) Shocking scenes of Indians defecating in the open which never happens in Pakistan .... CHECK .. Eggjcuse me for using a bit of BENIS language: Bhy for are we worried that there is no public defecation (i.e. pakistan-secretion) in Pakistan... We are already in Pakistan, everywhere you look its ...
by lakshmikanth
24 Oct 2012 11:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Lakshmi,pl. read a book called "India Discovered" by John Keay.It records the famous Brits who truly discovered India,revered its ancient history,restored its monuments,etc. and revealed to the world the greatness of Indian civilisation.One artist,spent 10-20 years in making copies of the...
by lakshmikanth
24 Oct 2012 06:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 149218

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Karan ji, One cannot expect Indians (for whom this Englis language in Alien) to be masters of an alien tongue such as English. To expect it itself is unrealistic. I do not think we should aim for something as fickle as that. Fickle in the sense, the use of English itself has changed so much from its...

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