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by sumishi
27 Nov 2011 11:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Banks & Financial System
Replies: 137
Views: 21819

Re: Indian Banks & Financial System

I am sure some financial guru can throw some light on the following hypothetical situation. A hypothetical person takes a house loan from an Indian bank, term period 20 years. The initial "low" interest rate is supposed to reset after 5 years, whereupon a one-time option to shift to floati...
by sumishi
25 Nov 2011 23:27
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 293029

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Pranav & Hari Seldon saars,
If time permits, can you please look up this article and comment on its "soundness"?
Central Banks, Gold, and the Decline of the Dollar
by sumishi
16 Nov 2011 15:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Syria-the next Libya?
Replies: 24
Views: 1282

Re: Syria-the next Libya?

4 Star US General Talks The Truth About Middle East Conflicts -- original plan for 7 countries in 5 years -- on Fora TV: The vid has some problem with playing in the initial segment. If so, try forwarding the progress indicator. TY2DKzastu8 If the above works, fine, otherwise a (similar but smaller...
by sumishi
13 Nov 2011 08:46
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 293029

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Hmmm...so America creates an international economic crisis; and its effect is regime changes across the planet. Africa and West Asia expends blood doing so, and Europe fares slightly better - not much blood. One could say Republicans lost because of Economy. So only India and China withstand the E-...
by sumishi
04 Nov 2011 14:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 126879

Re: BR Forum Feedback

@Mods. Please do note that some posters have made it a specific point to run attacks against me, both here on BRF and elsewhere, very little to do with topic, mostly to do with me as the poster. They discuss at a particular site and elsewhere and gang up here based on that discussion. ... :shock: J...
by sumishi
30 Oct 2011 13:17
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 293029

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

^^
Is Peter Schiff a descendent of the European Schiff family, with which the Rothschilds were linked in the 18th century and later?
by sumishi
30 Oct 2011 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects
Replies: 1051
Views: 63014

Re: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects

US and Islamists: It takes two to tango: TOI, Oct 30, 2011
-- Brahma Chellaney (international security affairs analyst, author of 'Asian Juggernaut' and 'Water: Asia's New Battleground')

The west wants to control arab spring: TOI, Oct 30, 2011
-- John Pilger (writer and filmmaker)
by sumishi
29 Oct 2011 12:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects
Replies: 1051
Views: 63014

Re: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects

...I predict the next country that will get a 'civilian protection' invasion will be UAE. They are sitting on a lot of money, foreign assets & oil. Plus they have a leader that is easy to get rid of. I think next will be Syria, although on what pretext I dunno. They have not yet been successful...
by sumishi
28 Oct 2011 12:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GMO - Entry into India and Consequences
Replies: 202
Views: 18878

Re: GMO - Entry into India and Consequences

GM rice trial waiting for expert committee's opinion : The Hindu, October 28, 2011 Field trial of a genetically modified rice variety has been deferred till an expert committee formed to look into the food security aspect submits its report. West Bengal Environment Minister Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar...
by sumishi
27 Oct 2011 00:03
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 293029

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

^^ AFAIK, the writer Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is considered an establishment shill. Here's what Max Keiser said on AEP's article Europe, Free Speech, and the sinister repression of the Rating Agencies Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is dead wrong on this one. Every writer gets tripped up by their biases occa...
by sumishi
25 Oct 2011 07:36
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 293029

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

A great link picked from IF (courtesy handle Savithri)
It’s All Connected: An Overview of the Euro Crisis -- NY Times, Sunday Review, October 22, 2011
by sumishi
24 Oct 2011 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects
Replies: 1051
Views: 63014

Re: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects

^^ Thanks, Bji, for the input. Although I would differ on the POV of the West having lost their control over N Africa to Islamists, as they are puppeteers par excellence with almost all devious actions and controls lying beyond the normal visible spectrum, I might be wrong, and only time will tell a...
by sumishi
24 Oct 2011 07:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects
Replies: 1051
Views: 63014

Re: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects

^^ Brihaspati ji, Would like your analysis on the following points: (1) How does the act of destroying a nation state (citing the fraudulent reason of humanitarian aid, getting UN sanction, and far exceeding the mandate) on the one hand, and Q's anti-India pro-islamic stance on the other, measure u...
by sumishi
23 Oct 2011 18:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects
Replies: 1051
Views: 63014

Re: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects

^^ Brihaspati ji, Would like your analysis on the following points: (1) How does the act of destroying a nation state (citing the fraudulent reason of humanitarian aid, getting UN sanction, and far exceeding the mandate) on the one hand, and Q's anti-India pro-islamic stance on the other, measure up...
by sumishi
23 Oct 2011 07:14
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 293029

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

... Ask yourself a fundamental question. "When they agreed to give up their monopoly in 1913 and enter into this joint venture, what rights have they retained?" Because nobody will willingly give up the monopoly that they had without getting something ironclad in return. I hope that you d...
by sumishi
21 Oct 2011 21:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GMO - Entry into India and Consequences
Replies: 202
Views: 18878

Re: GMO - Entry into India and Consequences

GM crops have not lived up to their promises, say NGOs : The Hindu, October 21, 2011 -- John Vidal © Guardian Newspapers Limited, 2011 http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/00814/21TH-opedGMcrops_AR_814797e.jpg Bt cotton hybrid Brahma BG-II grown in Coimbatore as part of an experiment. — PHOTO...
by sumishi
21 Oct 2011 19:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects
Replies: 1051
Views: 63014

Re: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects

...with the kind of resources this country has (although most of the country is desert), it can/could carve out a peaceful and prosperous life (although not liberal due to its janma kundali) for its population for generations. Instead "leaders" like Gadha squander away those resources and...
by sumishi
21 Oct 2011 08:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects
Replies: 1051
Views: 63014

Re: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects

... the collapse of so many dictators in such a short space of time is extremely significant in that these dictators though brutal and malevolent oversaw a certain balance of power in their region. Now that they are out of the picture, the region will come under control of a different set of actors...
by sumishi
18 Oct 2011 07:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects
Replies: 1051
Views: 63014

Re: Libyan War : Political and strategic aspects

Following the "humanitarian" "kinetic action" by the Massa led western forces against Libya, here's a link to an article about the "massa"care being showered on the blacks by the "rebel" forces. Libyan rebels massacre black Africans Meanwhile, those who "...
by sumishi
14 Oct 2011 08:26
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 293029

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

A great article in the Ludwing von Mises Institute website, linked to by a poster in IF: Why the State Demands Control of Money -- Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Mises Daily: Thursday, October 13, 2011 Imagine you are in command of the state , defined as an institution that possesses a territorial monopoly of ...
by sumishi
13 Oct 2011 19:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 172079

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Shree Bhushan here is showing a childish enthusiasm in retaliating in kind. He was hitting the assaulter repeatedly **after** the guy got subdued by others.... For anyone who would have received blows like that in front of others, which crushes pride and hurts the ego, it would be instinctive to hi...
by sumishi
13 Oct 2011 13:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

What is Indian plum? Jamun? Yes, seems to be so, from http://www.flowersofindia.in/catalog/slides/South%20Indian%20Plum.html Common name: South Indian Plum • Hindi: Jamun • Kannada: Kunta naerale • Malayalam: Nara, Naval • Marathi: Bhedsi, रान लवंग Ran-lavang • Sanskrit: hrasvajambuh, jambuh, lavan...
by sumishi
13 Oct 2011 11:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3372
Views: 228529

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)

pack of 4 of a type of "fruit of the loom" in the US would cost around 20-25 (INR 1000-1200)... A similar type same sized pack of 4 (though obviously a different brand or unbranded) one in India would cost inr 200 or something like that... But if the comparison is based on purchasing powe...
by sumishi
13 Oct 2011 11:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)
Replies: 3372
Views: 228529

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Apr 1 2011)


With regards to exports, interesting to read the above followed by the following link posted earlier:
Scam 2.0: How $40 bn of exports and FII flows may be fiction
by sumishi
13 Oct 2011 10:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 370727

Re: Geopolitical thread

So now, after Libya, next on the list, Iran?
US seeks to punish Iran for plot to kill Saudi envoy
by sumishi
13 Oct 2011 07:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Two-G (2G) Spectrum Scam Tapes and follow-up
Replies: 4139
Views: 318577

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

Don't know whether the link below was posted here. Savithri, on IF, writes:
Looks like the corrupt people (read Congress Party) have started their own blog on 2G Scam!
http://www.2gscam.co.in/
by sumishi
12 Oct 2011 17:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 172079

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

^^
So will MMS now say that it was "unfortunate but necessary"?
by sumishi
12 Oct 2011 17:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 172079

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Prashant Bhushan beaten up for his Kashmir comments TOI: Oct 12, 2011 O man, the video! He really got some! :eek: NEW DELHI: Senior Supreme Court advocate and Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan was beaten in his chamber by youth allegedly for his Kashmir comments. Supreme Court lawyer-activist Prash...
by sumishi
12 Oct 2011 12:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Humble guava packs healthiest punch : TOI, Oct 12, 2011 The humble guava is the healthiest fruit for the human body, while the pineapple is at the bottom of this index. The first-of-its-kind research to evaluate the amount of natural antioxidant levels of 14 fresh fruits commonly consumed in India ...
by sumishi
12 Oct 2011 11:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 643611

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Congrats ISRO!! Image
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by sumishi
11 Oct 2011 21:32
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 293029

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

A bank failure in EU makes it to Nightwatch :( !!! Nightwatch, 6 Oct 2011 ... ... The EIU's main lesson is that European Union bank stress tests are not reliable indicators of bank stability. A major weakness of stress tests is that they assess risk, not threat . :?: {Isnt risk assessment based on ...
by sumishi
11 Oct 2011 14:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion
Replies: 1366
Views: 120495

Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

Post-Fukushima, France breaks silence on nuclear safety: The Hindu, October 11, 2011
Doubts have been raised about the benefits of the EPR reactor, of which India plans to buy six.
.......
by sumishi
11 Oct 2011 13:12
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 293029

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

Well, is he beginning to see the truth, or is he forced to see the truth? Panic of the Plutocrats : Paul Krugman, NYT, October 9, 2011 It remains to be seen whether the Occupy Wall Street protests will change America’s direction. Yet the protests have already elicited a remarkably hysterical reactio...
by sumishi
02 Oct 2011 17:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Should we discontinue EVMs?
Replies: 2401
Views: 133376

Re: Should we discontinue EVMs?

X-posting Mudy's post #107 from IF thread -- Evm: Dangers Of Trusting Them Too Much Researchers Hack Voting Machine for $26 Researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois have developed a hack that, for about $26 and an 8th-grade science education, can remotely manipulate the electroni...

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