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by a_bharat
20 Jan 2014 13:20
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 779782

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

AAP's behavior is getting bizarre. Perhaps CongI felt that AAP will end up indirectly helping BJP by stealing more of CongI's vote bank and hence ordered it to hit self-destruct button.
by a_bharat
17 Jan 2014 14:38
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 779782

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

#AAP ministers' vigilante behavior can be best explained by this Telugu saametha. కనకపు సింహాసనమున శునకము గూర్చుండబెట్టి శుభ లగ్నమునం దొనరగ బట్టము గట్టిన వెనుకటి గుణమేల మాను వినరా సుమతీ. Rough translation: If you keep a dog on Simhasan, yet it will not loose its old behavior. Neeti: If you give hig...
by a_bharat
17 Jan 2014 06:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Typical drivel from a white man, but I agree with the last sentence. It's not the treatment of Devyani Khobragade that is fuelling India's anger at the US Americans are entitled to wonder what the hell is going on. There is a one-word answer: elections. Ms Khobragade is a Dalit, from a formerly “unt...
by a_bharat
16 Jan 2014 12:10
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1505408

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

niran wrote:Sshinde tejpal tharoor ak28 all have one thing in common

Sorry, I didn't get this. What is the common thing?
by a_bharat
16 Jan 2014 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

chaanakya wrote:No wonder they are caught in their own games with their pants down.Now they delay in giving information. What happened to law abiding nature of theirs and their declaration by Harf baby that they follow local laws.

Well, they are taking the 5th.
by a_bharat
16 Jan 2014 09:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Our MUTU makes it mainstream!!!! with a variation off course. He calls it MATA (More American than Americans) Kanwal Sibal used this phrase on a TV show when the story first broke -- at the time when we were trying harsher adjectives like House Ni***rs. I just realized that "House N***er"...
by a_bharat
14 Jan 2014 06:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

On Nov 11, when the DS160 was filed no offence was committed as there were no DK lies on the form (in anycase it was signed by SR). I read somewhere it was filled by DK ( they even traced the IP to DK's computer ) In India, the IP addresses are not static for home connections. The IP address (seen ...
by a_bharat
11 Jan 2014 09:31
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 779782

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

The support for AAP is based on the belief/hope that AK and his gang are idealists with good intentions. But they are coming across more as opportunists than idealists. They are pandering to all sorts of people: freeloaders, islamists, aam admis and even nationalists -- their usage of Indian flag et...
by a_bharat
11 Jan 2014 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

I think GoI handled this incident as best as it can; it shouldn't relent now or in future.

Perhaps GoI deserved F grade for its handling of US prior to this incident, but not for this incident.
by a_bharat
10 Jan 2014 08:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

http://www.innercitypress.com/us1sermanindia010914.html Before Khobragade, US Let French Dip Serman Flee Before Indictment, & Return By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive UNITED NATIONS, January 9 -- In the run up to today's US indictment of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade for underpaying a domes...
by a_bharat
10 Jan 2014 07:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

It is high time India takes steps to minimize the presence of USG employees/contractors in India. They are bribing their way into the system and already appear to have control on several entities/individuals in media, politics and government.
by a_bharat
10 Jan 2014 07:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

MEA Statement Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has left for India from the US, said the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday morning. This came after she was indicted on two counts of visa fraud and making false statements. Following is the full statement of the MEA on the latest in the case re...
by a_bharat
09 Jan 2014 10:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Theo, I think it is going to come down to Dr. DK's personal preference. I am not sure what I would do if I were to be in her shoes. Would I sacrifice my family or my country's honor? A heartbreaking choice anyway but lose. Why is this such a big sacrifice? There are lots of places in the world that...
by a_bharat
08 Jan 2014 22:50
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1505408

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

So people will do transactions via non-banks such as cash, gold, silver, dollar bills OR registered non-banks or use bond of some reputed company. Say X bought house from Y and in return paid bonds of some company A. There is NO transfer of rupee at bank. Hence tax collected is zero !! OR you need ...
by a_bharat
08 Jan 2014 00:38
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1505408

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

Here is the proposal from ArthaKranti on taxation: ⋅ Withdrawal of Existing Taxation System Completely* (except Customs/Import Duties) * All Central, State and Local Government Taxes – Direct and Indirect ⋅ Every Transaction routed through a bank will attract a certain deduction ...
by a_bharat
06 Jan 2014 11:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

The fact that things changed suddenly after the Foreign Sec's visit (the arrest happened two days after the visit as far as I recall) suggests that something happened during the talks that didn't go down well with some folks in SD and somebody hit upon a half-backed silly plan to "teach" ...
by a_bharat
05 Jan 2014 09:20
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1505408

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

Later, in answer to a question, he was a little more truthful and admitted that there had been domestic factors like the slowness with which projects were cleared by the Ministry of Environment, that virtually reinvented the licence raj. What he did not admit was that his environment ministers acte...
by a_bharat
04 Jan 2014 12:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Perhaps the video was not that of DK, but of someone else as some posters pointed above. That explains the weird wording of US SD's statement. They wanted to say that it was not DK, but without admitting that they do these things in the name of "standard procedure". So, it was not US Marsh...
by a_bharat
04 Jan 2014 11:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

The only logical explanation I can think of at the moment for the US's behavior is that it wanted to clearly demonstrate to pakistan that it is breaking up with India.
by a_bharat
04 Jan 2014 10:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1078
Views: 112658

Re: Solar energy in India

http://www.greenpepperenergy.com/index.php/roof-over-roads-to-tap-solar-power/ Roof over roads to tap solar power? Good idea, if economical. Any estimates on the additional cost required for creating the raised platform (height of 15-20 ft.)? There are lots of waste-lands available at the rate of a...
by a_bharat
04 Jan 2014 10:27
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 779782

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

^^^
So, what's next? will ministers return the Innovas?
by a_bharat
04 Jan 2014 09:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Can't say if the video is real or fake, but it will boil your blood. It is on gizmocrave.com website.
The marshals were all men, and it is very brutal.

GoI must retaliate strongly.
by a_bharat
04 Jan 2014 08:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Any factions etc. within US SD are internal to US and are irrelevant to India. India should not look for excuses to not retaliate against an unprovoked and unjustifiable brutal assault on its female diplomat. India should not over think the consequences and should retaliate appropriately (even belat...
by a_bharat
03 Jan 2014 17:19
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 5848
Views: 219097

Re: AP Politics and runup to 2014 General elections

One Telugu TV channel is speculating that Pawan Kalyan (Chiranjeevi's brother) and/or CBI JD Narayana (who investigated Jagan) might join AAP.

If this happens, they will split the votes that might go to TDP and make it easy for Jagan to sweep SA.
by a_bharat
03 Jan 2014 09:45
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1505408

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

johneeG-ji, excellent write-up. Who will lose more due to Fordri: Kongi or NaMo? I think NaMo will not lose much. Some voters may get swayed but most will remain loyal. Fordri may dent a few, but I think largely he will be just a paper tiger. In places where kongis have an organization but are facin...
by a_bharat
02 Jan 2014 10:17
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20717
Views: 779782

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

saravana wrote:BTW, can CAG audit private companies?

This issue is currently in the Court. AK is going ahead without waiting for the outcome of the case, as there is no stay order.
by a_bharat
02 Jan 2014 10:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Why Devyani Khobragade didn’t tell NY cops she had diplomatic immunity After the high-octane diplomatic spat that was triggered between India and the United States, the Government of India promptly issued an executive order transferring Devyani to the PMI so that she gets full diplomatic immunity. ...
by a_bharat
02 Jan 2014 06:19
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1505408

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

+1 So let me get this straight...you want a gang of NACxalite NGO types replacing the Congress? :shock: India needs to neutralize this leftist secular cancer once and for all. No more chances. AAP is like an HIV virus which serves as a cocoon for Congress payload. Modi Post exposure prophylaxis is ...
by a_bharat
01 Jan 2014 12:56
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1505408

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

Arjun wrote:I am hoping for a Modi PM-ship and AAP replacing the Congress as the 2nd national party after decimation of the latter.

+1
by a_bharat
31 Dec 2013 14:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

If this was overzealousness on the part of low-level officers, this case would not have been allowed to go this far. It would have been sorted out before X'mas holidays. It is a well-calculated move on the part of GotUS. The motive though, is still mysterious, at least to me. Could it be to please ...
by a_bharat
29 Dec 2013 07:39
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1505408

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

Rajesh-ji : My take is that AK is an accidental politician , by virtue of the time he is in and his Delhi based community activism. He is by personality an idealist, and does not have a strong ideology. What he has said in the past can be changed very easily. He is a smart fellow and persistent. He...
by a_bharat
28 Dec 2013 14:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

From the ToI article, The US continues to seek more time for submitting details sought by India, including salaries paid to all Indian staff employed at the US consulates, citing Christmas and New Year vacations. They have also not filed the details of salaries paid to Indian staff and others in th...
by a_bharat
28 Dec 2013 14:04
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1505408

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

I think the fear of AAP cutting into anti-congress and/or BJP votes is causing grief to BJP supporters on this forum. I do not believe that he would be a puppet in the hands of Sonia/Congress, even though Congress may try to use AAP/AK in a way that hurts BJP. If AAP is successful in significantly r...
by a_bharat
23 Dec 2013 16:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4019
Views: 254797

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

India successfully test fired Agni III from Odisha coast Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: India on Monday successfully test fired Agni III from Wheeler Island off of Odisha coast. Strategic Forces Command of Indian Army carried out flight trial of Agni IRBM at 4.55 pm today. Agni III is ...
by a_bharat
20 Dec 2013 22:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Now the primary goal should be forcing the US to back down. Getting DK back is secondary and should not be done by groveling. India should send a clear signal to US that we are ready to martyr DK, but if it comes to that will take down one US diplomat also.
by a_bharat
20 Dec 2013 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Whatever the US might have wanted to originally achieve, it has now become a prestige issue for both India and US. US had multiple options to defuse the situation, but they chose the worst route (for India). India has only two options -- take it lying down or payback the US in the same way so the US...
by a_bharat
20 Dec 2013 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

As per Kabil Sibal on one of the news channel, the next hearing has been scheduled for 13th January and if the US Court was to pronounce the verdict, then no one in USA can do anything. The window of opportunity is between Indian diplomat being shifted to US Mission and the next hearing date. Isn't...
by a_bharat
20 Dec 2013 08:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

sanjaykumar wrote:Rescinding the customary Christmas booze is one thing (probably well stocked anyway), but removing barricades from the embassy is hitting below the belt.

No, this is a fair measure. The US of A'holes deserves to be hit below the belt, but unfortunately the GOI may not do it.
by a_bharat
20 Dec 2013 00:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 584046

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

The key point is this: *It was decided to give a tight slap to India by Foggy Bottom, probably right after secretary Sujatha Singh's visit. *After this and only after this go ahead signal, did they zero in on brave DK. *The requirements would have been something like " has to be a lady diploma...

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