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by sanjeevpunj
01 Sep 2011 12:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 191487

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

Regarding dynasties falling down, the Srimad Bhagvatam offers predictions. I am quoting from Srimad Bhagvatam, but it needs interpretation.It is not clear to me as to who is ruling at present (as per these predictions) but one thing is clear, most of the rulers will be devoid of intelligence, will b...
by sanjeevpunj
01 Sep 2011 12:20
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
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Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

CANTO 12,Chapter 1-Srimad Bhagvatam- Then will eight Yavanas follow, fourteen Turushkas (interpret as Turks) and furthermore ten Gurundas (Interpret as Sikhs) and eleven Maulas (Interpret as Maulas who supported the Moghul Empire). (29-31) These [first six dynasties] will rule the earth for one thou...
by sanjeevpunj
31 Aug 2011 18:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

On a much lighter note (to cool down the hot discussion going on) - enjoy !!! The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals. We are all familiar with a Herd of cows, a Flock of chickens, a School of fish and a Gaggle of geese. However, ...
by sanjeevpunj
31 Aug 2011 12:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

^^^ I have always felt that BJP never represented Hindus majority, instead they represented a section of Hindu businessmen, who were politically connected,and thus influential,and powerful among Hindus.The saints on the BJP/VHP payrolls are a few chosen ones. There are hundreds of saints that do not...
by sanjeevpunj
31 Aug 2011 12:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

...............One last point. If you were to consider corruption as a sort of tax, then the dichotomy between the tea party and the AHA andolan would appear to be less dissonant. One other point. The Tea Party and the AHA andolan (annistas*) would probably hate each other. *There, I created a new ...
by sanjeevpunj
31 Aug 2011 10:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

The Anna Hazare Andolan has eerie similarities with the Tea Party movement in the US. The Tea Party movement had no central leadership, but was composed of a loose affiliation of national and local groups that determined their own platforms and agendas. Similarity exists,but to a limited extent onl...
by sanjeevpunj
30 Aug 2011 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

The left is being isolated gradually and systematically by the new movement started by Anna ji, and the types of Arundhati and similar ones do not like it one bit. Their frustration shows.High time we walked the straight path, no left no right just onwards. You know what, Most of the people here in...
by sanjeevpunj
30 Aug 2011 22:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Right, Uddu ji, at that time the govt. did not have any solution. The only way i see is they must discuss it out with Irom, explain the necessity of the Act, and try to address her greivances more pro-actively,and arrive at a sensible agreement acceptable to both.Perhaps now,Anna Ji might actually m...
by sanjeevpunj
30 Aug 2011 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 191487

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

The left is being isolated gradually and systematically by the new movement started by Anna ji, and the types of Arundhati and similar ones do not like it one bit. Their frustration shows.High time we walked the straight path, no left no right just onwards, just like an Indian should.
by sanjeevpunj
30 Aug 2011 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
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^^^ Another URL carrying news about Arundhati Roy's reaction to Anna's movement http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article2412518.ece “I am skeptical about the legislation (Jan Lokpal Bill) itself for a good number of reasons. I think the legislation is a dangerous piece of work,” Real BS.She is ...
by sanjeevpunj
30 Aug 2011 20:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 191487

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

^^^ Uddu ji, I have the same feelings that you have expressed so I did not comment on that article beforehand but wanted a genuine reaction.Thanks for pointing out things in the right perspective.I believe if AFSPA is taken off things could get much worse than they are, and at the moment, it appears...
by sanjeevpunj
30 Aug 2011 19:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 191487

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

IMHO, the Manipuris are being victimized by various militant groups and also some belligerent Nagas. The Baptist Church in Nagaland has played a dubious role. It would be good to work towards making life easier for the Manipuris. Yes, Pranav ji, I agree wholeheartedly.And to the above post,its got ...
by sanjeevpunj
30 Aug 2011 18:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 191487

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

Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/One-day-my-fight-will-also-be-recognised-Irom-Sharmila/Article1-739660.aspx One day, my fight will also be recognised: Irom Sharmila. Irom Sharmila, on a hunger strike for the past 11 years, on Tuesday said a day would come when her fight against rights violatio...
by sanjeevpunj
30 Aug 2011 11:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Really fishy!Wonder who else gains by supressing this case. Entire MCD is involved.
by sanjeevpunj
30 Aug 2011 11:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

^^^According the the article, the number of such ghost employees is closer to 44000, though MCD denies that they have any such ghost employees.
by sanjeevpunj
30 Aug 2011 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Lokpal to sound death knell for CBI, CVC? TNN | Aug 30, 2011, 03.47AM IST NEW DELHI: With Lokpal looming large over the horizon, the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Central Vigilance Commission may be in the final days of their existence as two of India's premier, independent anti-corruptio...
by sanjeevpunj
30 Aug 2011 09:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Some gems The cultural heritage of a country may be impressive but it is worthless without a genuine moral foundation and what use is a belief system if it cannot transform people? The 2 places in India where I have personally seen honesty pretty much across the board (most people up to good) are T...
by sanjeevpunj
30 Aug 2011 09:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 191487

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

India is already home to the great religions, but it is mere religiosity that governs life there. There are unnecessary conflicts and official policy restraints. If the government is cooperative, the experiment could be implemented by the various organizations on their own initiative.All religions ...
by sanjeevpunj
30 Aug 2011 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 191487

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

Team Hazare insists on quota, phone tap powers. NEW DELHI: Contrary to the expectations of their supporters among the political class, the Anna Hazare campaign has decided not to drop their insistence that the proposed Lokpal be armed with powers to tap phones. While the BJP has argued with Hazare'...
by sanjeevpunj
30 Aug 2011 00:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

The power behind Anna. Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/Brahmacharya-now-a-fad-among-young-Anna-supporters/Article1-739406.aspx Brahmacharya now a fad among young Anna supporters Ever since Anna Hazare revealed that the practice of brahmacharya (celibacy) gave him strong will power, many youth...
by sanjeevpunj
29 Aug 2011 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 191487

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

^^^Tip of the real iceberg.....Titanic II waiting to happen.Very interesting article.
by sanjeevpunj
27 Aug 2011 12:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Theo might not agree, but most of these above problems spring from corruption. If resources are looted and cornered by a few, there is less of it to go around. Corruption is not a "lower priority problem", Darshhan. If this demon is not tackled, those other "higher priority" one...
by sanjeevpunj
27 Aug 2011 12:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Theo fidel ji , I agree with you that corruption is not the foremost problems that India is facing.India has many other pressing challenges.For eg. Food, freshwater, energy supplies,malnutrtion,lack of vision etc. But all this doesn't mean that we stop taking steps to resolve lower priority problem...
by sanjeevpunj
27 Aug 2011 11:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Before we end up dealing with China, let us be strong internally first and agree that corruption needs to be tackled legally, with the help of a Jan Lokpal Bill,that will ensure strong action in years to come, and not a weak bill presented by Pranab Mukherjee. I'll place a bet with you. Say we get ...
by sanjeevpunj
27 Aug 2011 11:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

All studies show China is just as corrupt as India, if not even more so, as they are completely unquestioned. AH would be sent to Siberia there on first day. Yet they are economically kicking ass Fortunately, AH is in India, and not China.China has nothing to do with the current scenario we are fac...
by sanjeevpunj
27 Aug 2011 11:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Theo: a lot of people value a just and fair society more than one with shining macro-economic numbers. They are equally important. You can't have one without the other. There is no justice and fairness in poverty. I would go so far as to say prosperity is a prereq. for justice/fairness. You are abs...
by sanjeevpunj
27 Aug 2011 10:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 191487

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

Would it be right to say decline in moral responsibilities / values leads to corruption ? Possibly yes.I don;t want to drag the thread into OT realms, but yes, moral values constantly declining open the road to inglorious corrupt practices.To sustain a lifestyle, people will do anything.Who would w...
by sanjeevpunj
27 Aug 2011 10:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 191487

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

If corruption is such a #1 problem why are we growing at 8%+. Keep in mind during the British era, when apparently India was clean as the driven snow, growth rate was often 1% or less. Does corruption have a negative effect on growth sure it does. But the effect of lack of roads and electricity for...
by sanjeevpunj
27 Aug 2011 10:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 191487

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

Khali puts his weight behind Anna Hazare Shimla: Popular World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler The Great Khali has pledged his support to fasting social activist Anna Hazare. "Khali has extended his support to Anna and asked people to extend full support to root out corruption from soci...
by sanjeevpunj
27 Aug 2011 10:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

I disagree with Theo, that Corruption is not the #1 problem. Corruption is actually a very broad term, and is at the root of the malaise. Lack of education,ignorance in abundance exemplifies the poor majority of Indians and it is due to corruption, that poor people cannot send their kids to expensiv...
by sanjeevpunj
27 Aug 2011 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

How young should the person be? I am over 50, and I consider Corruption as the #1 sickness plaguing India.People that cause this sickness are found in the Parliament,political parties,power circles and positions of governmental authority, at all levels, from the villages upwards to the cities and r...
by sanjeevpunj
27 Aug 2011 08:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

BJP helped Yeddi escape. knowing that things will get hotter.in retrospective, Yeddi must also be brought under purview of Jan Lokpal Bill, once passed.
by sanjeevpunj
27 Aug 2011 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

as far as I can tell the war has just started and needless to say there is still plenty of space for different leaders with different styles emerging here in case any jingo here is interested. How about someone from here (BRF) emerging as a leader ? I will support anyone on BRF who considers Corrup...
by sanjeevpunj
26 Aug 2011 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Well, it is expected. They want to prop him up for the future, and MMS is losing a grip on the scene, specially when so many senior INC members seem to be speaking out of turn, they would want one single voice to be heard, to show they are still united, though fissures are nevertheless appearing wit...
by sanjeevpunj
26 Aug 2011 20:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
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http://ibnlive.in.com/news/wont-withdraw-govt-bill-can-amend-it-pranab/178853-37-64.html Won't withdraw Govt bill, can amend it: Pranab Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has made it clear that the Government is not going to withdraw its Lokpal Bill, but was willing to amend it . Speaking to Karan T...
by sanjeevpunj
26 Aug 2011 20:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

True, the nation sees it and the Parliamentarians do not.The impasse is as strong as ever.
by sanjeevpunj
26 Aug 2011 20:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 191487

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

Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/Bedi-and-Co-playing-with-Anna-s-life-Thackeray/Article1-738197.aspx Bedi and Co. playing with Anna's life: Thackeray The Shiv Sena on Friday accused Team Anna members of "playing" with the life of the Gandhian for their vested interests and asked them ...
by sanjeevpunj
26 Aug 2011 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
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Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Shivaji Sisodia says- The reason Fasting has such a galvanizing effect on the public and creates dhoti shivering among the ruling mafia is precisely because it could result in the "ultimate sacrifice". Take away the prospects of "ultimate sacrifice" and you will take away any ef...

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