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by Misra
07 Oct 2016 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 274685

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Lets face it. An actual spectacular raid into Pakistan to take out terror camps within 5 km was needed as a morale booster for the entire country as much as a signal to Pakistan. this phraseology is a consequence of indian "strategic restraint" exercised over so many decades. it was a rai...
by Misra
22 Jul 2015 23:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5150
Views: 404171

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

two important genetic studies about migration of humans: First humans out of Africa were small, scrappy The most comprehensive dataset ever assembled on our early human ancestors provides evidence that the first humans emerged in South Africa, and that the first humans to migrate out of Africa came ...
by Misra
20 Jun 2015 17:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 132634

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

Good work by Jaitley at the AEI yesterday analyzing the UPA period and putting NDA steps in perspective:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_--xlv5tHR4
by Misra
27 Apr 2015 05:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 812
Views: 74180

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

need to intellectually move from: hindu to abrahamic -- for you, yours is yours; for me, mine is mine and yours to: hindu to abrahamic -- for you, yours is yours; for me, mine is mine this is what folks like Rajiv Malhotra have been attempting. and what Swami Vivekananda propounded in the 19th centu...
by Misra
13 Apr 2015 07:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 812
Views: 74180

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

The source of the code is the sum total of Indic civilizational experience which explains why a North east Indian tribal who some people will not even call "Hindu" has a social code and a way of life that is perfectly in consonance with others in the Indian subcontinent. These complex con...
by Misra
23 Feb 2015 19:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013
Replies: 3980
Views: 132634

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion Oct 12 2013

http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/financial_services/private_equity_in_india Article about private equity in India. "Only $16 billion of the $51 billion of principal capital deployed between 2000 and 2008 has been exited and returned to investors." What is "dry powder" as in that...
by Misra
28 Jan 2015 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5150
Views: 404171

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Does anyone have access to this paper and can post a synopsis of any relevant bits? http://www.nature.com/ejhg/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ejhg2014285a.html From the abstract: "Here we surveyed a total of 5321 Y-chromosomes from 127 Asian populations, including novel Y-SNP and microsatellite dat...
by Misra
10 Nov 2014 18:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1267
Views: 33758

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

This is an important discussion at this point in time. The problem, however, is that Indians themselves – including people of all faiths - are largely kept in the dark about our own civilisational underpinnings with insufficient and incorrect information, often distorted and diluted by yet another c...
by Misra
01 Jul 2014 05:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 228975

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

JE Menon wrote:Is Modi using a teleprompter?


yep, you can see two of these flanking him
by Misra
18 Apr 2014 15:43
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

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

cnbc awaaz interview with modi: hindi.moneycontrol.com/tv/view_video.php?autono=98891 good 55 min interview, in hindi. -- acknowledges tremendous expectations of people, says his long experience as CM of Gujarat will help -- regional aspirations, decentralization, team India as PM + all CMs, too ear...
by Misra
30 Mar 2014 23:00
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

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

ld5uydH01XY Good quality Jhapad to a jounalist by Modiji. The turdesai says "you are combative as ever" modi's reply to sardesai's "you haven't changed, eh? you are combative as ever" was "kapdon se to lagta hai ki rajdeep badal gaye" (from his clothes (orange/saffron)...
by Misra
12 Mar 2014 19:40
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

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

surjit bhalla's totals add up to 221 for BJP alone and 70 for Congress alone (and not 245/79)
by Misra
20 Feb 2014 13:20
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

Re: AAP - A Mob ?

Sridhar: "I...believe in...empirical evidence...Let me tell you what I found. ... So tell me, where is the evidence of the stellar performance that you talk about repeatedly?" er...2008 was six small years ago.... So why don't you share some newer numbers if they exist and prove that Modi...
by Misra
20 Feb 2014 08:01
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

Re: AAP - A Mob ?

Sridhar wrote:KaranM:

I...believe in...empirical evidence...Let me tell you what I found.
...
So tell me, where is the evidence of the stellar performance that you talk about repeatedly?


er...2008 was six small years ago....
by Misra
15 Feb 2014 17:03
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

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

Guys I need help., I am collecting all links regarding visa denial to NaMo - however mentioning the real reason - the EJ'ism lobby. I am working on somebody and I need as many links as possible. To start with here is one http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-us-india-narendra-modi-20140211...
by Misra
15 Feb 2014 16:56
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

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

SBajwa wrote:Kamalnath was involved in massacre of Sikhs in 1984 and has many pending cases outside of India.


one of the most corrupt politicians india has seen--mattresses filled with rupee notes early on, etc.
by Misra
28 Aug 2013 03:31
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 566838

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

...So let me pull up the vote shares in these various polls and see if they have better agreement. Will revert shortly. The CNN-IBN/The Hindu/Lokniti poll from July 2013 has this on its methodology: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/note-on-methodology/article4941444.ece Predicted vote share of...
by Misra
11 Aug 2013 17:54
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

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

so NM invites TDP/TRS/other non-INC AP parties, as well as Dr JJ, to think about--now or later--joining forces against INC. NM's message is clear and can now be used as a touchstone to gauge media bias in coming months.
by Misra
08 Aug 2013 03:18
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

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

Don't know about other areas but there are not a lot of dormant voters in the South. Last state level election had a 86% turnout in my area of eligible voters. State as a whole had 76% IIRC. Now you can allege benami votes & all but it takes a LOT of votes in India to move the needle even by 1%...
by Misra
07 Aug 2013 21:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

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

GOTV (get out the vote) is the only way to change regimes in our setup. at 40 to 50% turnover, it is easy to get by with a collection of muslim,dalit,xtian votebank, local caste of representative, party men, some good old vote buying, vote rigging etc, which is enough to take inc home. imo, a 10% i...
by Misra
14 Jul 2013 01:21
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 566838

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

...there are states in the US that are HUGE by indian standards and have no governance issues... i assume that by huge you mean US states in general have larger area than Indian states. governance issues are likely to be population/demographics related, however. largest states in US with their popu...
by Misra
28 Jun 2013 17:14
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

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

Modi speaks at Beyond a Billion Ballots http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mwmIHnls-UA thanks. seems he took some pains to prepare for this speech and wanted to articulate his points clearly. organizing/rehearsing his thoughts for rallies to come. glad tidings for many at 1:...
by Misra
18 Jun 2013 03:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32723

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

... I am depending on outside food 3 times a day. ... don't do that for too long. i did exactly that for a couple years with a different lifestyle. salt+sugar+oil. ended up with very high LDL level (210). that blood test made me change lifestyle overnight: started cooking from that evening itself -...
by Misra
30 Apr 2013 02:47
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

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

The thing is that the step beyond overcoming difference anxiety--integration--must necessarily be a long term process it has to involve the least amount of heartache. Any other suggestion will be a fantasy. I'd love to be corrected. One should not misinterpret "difference anxiety" as expl...
by Misra
30 Apr 2013 00:25
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

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

Lastly: just as there are good people and bad people. Just as there are good ideas and bad ideas. Similarly, there are good ideologies(religious or otherwise) and there are bad ideologies(religious or otherwise). Assuming that all people are same same, would be silly assumption. Similarly, assuming...
by Misra
29 Apr 2013 18:36
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

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

Your generalization of Muslims is unfortunate and cannot be condoned. Narendra Modi himself will advise you to rinse your thoughts. Read Madhu Kishwar's recent account of NM reading and trying to understand the Koran, for instance. Just a little kanphoosed! What exactly should one try to understand...
by Misra
29 Apr 2013 15:59
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

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

There is nothing wrong in criticizing NM for making that unneeded statement. In fact he must be reminded EVERYDAY that he is supposed to be a Hindu leader only. Denying it is equal to denying his very identity. He has taken the first step towards secularism by saying this.... People ridicule this t...
by Misra
27 Mar 2013 22:26
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

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

NaMo effect ;)

- Wharton splits from UPenn

and

- Gutmann slips, too:

The DP, which obtained Gutmann’s expense reports from 2012, found that she spent over $500,000 at 258 visits to Body Restoration Day Spa in Rittenhouse Square.


edited: yes, seems to be a joke issue
by Misra
05 Mar 2013 17:11
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 566838

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

illuminating post above Rudradev, have been grappling with similar ideas. a better understanding of sociolinguistics/pragmatics is necessary to explain many of the schisms that have developed in india over the last many decades. "religion" itself is a word that when spoken must evoke very ...
by Misra
26 Feb 2013 06:03
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

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

Well then why for did we have 2 months of riots and dharna's in Dilli over the status of women. Why have a government at all if it is unable to engage society and respond to its demands. No where in world has development and social reform gone separately. It always goes hand in hand. My view is the...
by Misra
26 Feb 2013 04:18
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

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

Even in his speech to the SRCC students, we did not hear him refer to religion/caste/ethnicity/gender based topics. He takes great pains to emphasize (by silence!) that when he talks of development he makes no distinction between Hindus or Muslims, for instance. He understands his responsibility to...
by Misra
25 Feb 2013 22:39
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30646

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

Chandragupta wrote:Why was Arjuna condemned to go for Vanvaas when he saw Yuddhishtira & Draupadi? Why did he barge in?


Arjuna decided that his retrieval of his weapons stored in the room where Yudhishthira was with Draupadi was more important than the alternative of letting some pillagers succeed.
by Misra
25 Feb 2013 22:23
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1097970

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

Modi is different from the others mentioned in the post above. He is, to me, a very progressive leader who, refreshingly and consciously, shuns the conventional divide-and-rule politics (aka vote bank politics). He is a student of politics, is both self-aware and has a finger on the pulse of the nat...
by Misra
17 Jan 2013 16:48
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30646

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

ravi_g: Vichalit is probably closer to "perturb" or "disturb" here. "vichalit na kare" could be "shouldn't perturb (their current level of comprehension)". Understanding the nature of the Supreme needs individual practice and pace. See the following verses (es...
by Misra
05 Apr 2012 21:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 418152

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Swami Vivekananda's influence on shaping American thought and ideas ... Moreover, a few American academics have recently taken to scrutinizing Vivekananda and Ramakrishna through a Freudian prism, offering up speculative theories of sexual repression. In turn their critics respond that the two tita...
by Misra
14 Oct 2010 03:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010
Replies: 2060
Views: 162073

Re: Commonwealth Games-New Delhi 2010

as part of bbc's "tracking" of abhinav bindra:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olympic ... 075650.stm

"the school that breeds medal winners" may be a bit of a stretch but the spirit is noted....
by Misra
28 Feb 2010 22:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)
Replies: 3870
Views: 306691

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown (Jan 26 2010)

Since new drugs cost roughly $1 billion each to develop and bring to market globally, Well the reason drug development time takes $1 billion is because pharma companies refuse to use computer based simulations to determine whether a drug will work or not. most pharma/biotech cos--pfizer, merck, j&a...
by Misra
28 Feb 2010 21:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5263
Views: 454352

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

indians playing better overall, ball spending more time in pakistan half. just scored 3rd goal.

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