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by Raja Ram
16 Jun 2014 14:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: IB Points to NGO Role in Waging War on India
Replies: 243
Views: 8944

Re: IB Points to NGO Role in Waging War on India

Green Peace marches to the tunes of the bugles sounded from distant lands. That is for sure. Yes, because of its image and market promotion and PR in mass media, it attracts people who want to get into an action mode for "saving" the environment. There are a lot of passionate youngsters wh...
by Raja Ram
15 Jun 2014 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: IB Points to NGO Role in Waging War on India
Replies: 243
Views: 8944

Re: IB Points to NGO Role in Waging War on India

As a person who has had some exposure to some level of detail in terms of the level of infiltration into socio-cultural and economic institutions, corporate sector, academia, environmental discourse etc, the speed of explosive growth in the number of NGOs and the level of influence and control achie...
by Raja Ram
14 Jun 2014 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: IB Points to NGO Role in Waging War on India
Replies: 243
Views: 8944

Re: IB Points to NGO Role in Waging War on India

The threat posed by the NGOs has been receiving the attention of Nationalists for a long time. I can recount some practical examples that some of us undertook in the last few years in Chennai. It was of course done with a view to do our individual mite when the overall situation looked quite dauntin...
by Raja Ram
13 Jun 2014 17:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: IB Points to NGO Role in Waging War on India
Replies: 243
Views: 8944

Re: IB Points to NGO Role in Waging War on India

The NGO fifth column is big as per this report - Rs. 11,500 crores and only 2% of NGO's file returns.


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 576277.cms
by Raja Ram
12 Jun 2014 16:02
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1270731

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

When you want to exterminate enemies within, one way is to first neuter them, isolate them, explore and expose their whole network, build a case, wait for the opportune time and then move to kill. Ancient Indian wisdom! Especially if there are extensive inroads by external enemies into every sinew o...
by Raja Ram
09 Jun 2014 07:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr 2014
Replies: 2854
Views: 89056

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr

The photograph that is available on ToI Website on Live Updates show grenades. They don't seem to be of any known Indian make from their shape. In fact, it resembles Chinese versions http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Militants-attack-Karachi-international-airport/liveblog/36262836.cms The unnamed P...
by Raja Ram
06 Jun 2014 10:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 485710

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Gentle Rakshaks, I urge you to think a little differently. Let us see some of the more important ground realities 1. The US is going to get out of the South Asian region militarily some time next year. 2. The presence of the US is getting increasingly challenged from the Malacca straights right unto...
by Raja Ram
05 Jun 2014 13:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 485710

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

The Shankh Naad - The Call of our Times Statecraft is best pursued without attaching emotions. Modi could have clearly delayed going to the US? Yes. Would it send a message to the US? Of Course Yes! But what is important is not the public messages that press and BRF members discuss when it comes to...
by Raja Ram
04 Jun 2014 11:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 485710

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

When such US officials deign to comment and show their concern for the suffering women and downtrodden in India, I wish that the very next day, some Babu doing the daily press briefing from EAM return the shared values comment about our concern for the hate crimes against racial minorities and other...
by Raja Ram
02 Jun 2014 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 485710

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

@ merlin, yeah you can attribute it to me and my twitter handle. I operate with my real name. Nothing much to hide for an ordinary Indian :) ramana, PB may be saying the truth when he claims it was not he who decided to go after DK and it was SD that decided to do so and came to his office to press ...
by Raja Ram
02 Jun 2014 15:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 485710

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

@ merlin,

sure anywhere you want
by Raja Ram
02 Jun 2014 10:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 485710

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

shiv, In addition, the fact remains, at the height of the controversy, the same gentleman was very keen to be seen as the avenging prosecutor who is unafraid taking on the mightiest, be it the Russians, or his own ethnic group, the Indians in the service of Law and Justice. Once it has come out that...
by Raja Ram
01 Jun 2014 18:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 485710

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

With regard to Preet Bahrara, as a prosecutor he failed to convince his judge that he had even the authority to indict. That does not speak well of his professional competence. As a quasi politico, he failed to read the ramifications of his act before and after the arrest, and that does not speak we...
by Raja Ram
01 Jun 2014 18:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 526318

Re: Internal Security Watch

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 858560.cms

Some background on Doval and Modi's observation and reaction on the topic of Getting Dawood to Shinde during the campaign
by Raja Ram
01 Jun 2014 12:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 485710

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

The great prosecutor Mr. Preet Behara speaketh at Harvard, says he is upset over the "stupid" criticism over La Affaire Khobragade! http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Was-upset-over-stupid-criticism-in-Devyani-Khobragade-case-Preet-Bharara-tells-Harvard-Law-School-graduates/articl...
by Raja Ram
29 May 2014 14:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr 2014
Replies: 2854
Views: 89056

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - 21 Apr

General Disclaimer : I have no "Chaiwala" or "Panwala" connections to the corridors of power. What is produced below is a product of conjecture and imagination of mine based on observed signals and chatter overheard. Noise to signal ratio is high. So here goes: The invitation was...
by Raja Ram
19 May 2014 16:28
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Prelude to Twilight: A Modern Story:Singha
Replies: 159
Views: 11721

Re: Prelude to Twilight: A Modern Story:Singha

Singha/Guru Dronacharya :) ,

You have a talent for catching the sweep of history with words. My best wishes to you. May you be always blessed!
by Raja Ram
13 May 2014 15:50
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 1158
Views: 49359

Re: Exit Polls & Discussion 2014 Elections

What about 5forty3? What is his final projections? any idea?
by Raja Ram
12 May 2014 13:11
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

people who I would like to see loose definitely in this election across party lines A. Raja Laloo Yadav Ajay Rai Mani Shankar Iyer Arvind Kejriwal Ram Vilas Paswan Rabri Devi Derek O Brian (I am not sure if he is contesting) Karthi Chidambaram TR Baalu Udayakumar Nandan Nilakeni Kapil Sibal YSR Jaga...
by Raja Ram
08 May 2014 21:18
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1270731

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

Watching the interview one gets the feeling that Arnab and Times NOW has negotiated hard to get it. There seems to be a clear understanding of ground rules. If Arnab tries to cross the line and go offensive, there would be no holding back. Since it is not in Times NOW studio but Modi's place with hi...
by Raja Ram
07 May 2014 19:39
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Sorry, I was wrong. Old age approaching, and I was trusting my middle aged brain. My apologies!
by Raja Ram
07 May 2014 16:22
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

If he does win and goes on to become PM he should make it a point to return to Varanasi and do the Aarthi for Ganga Ma! Can you imagine the significance of that act....I am sure, he as a keen student of history and Vivekananda may consider this!
by Raja Ram
07 May 2014 16:15
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

If I were a copy writer for NaMo I would say "Mere pyare Benarasiyon, maine kuch din pehle bathaya ta, ki Na mujhe koi bulaya hai na mai yahan ayya hoon, mujhe toh meri Ganga mayya ne bulaya hai, ab yeh log mujhse kehte hain ki aap yahan nahi aa sakte, ab mere, doston aap faisla karo, kya Modi ...
by Raja Ram
07 May 2014 16:10
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

The last time Amethi went so close for La Familia was when Rajiv was opposed by Raj Mohan Gandhi as a candidate for VP Singh, Rajiv made it in the end, but after a recount and by some 7000 votes or so IIRC....this one looks like going to the wire as well.
by Raja Ram
07 May 2014 16:06
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Banning Modi from Varanasi is just the last push that his voters need!...NaMo will tweet, they do not want me to do Aarthi to Gangamaya, they do not want me to meet you all and take ashirwaad, ab aap apna faisla sunaye...then watch the fun!....in the meantime the EC will get a battering on this if t...
by Raja Ram
07 May 2014 16:03
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

That photo, above, if circulated, will dilute the evidence of actual violation....they will show this as pure rumour mongering...this is a case of being well intentioned fools trying to get at Election Commission by clutching at the wrong straws. The evidence that Smriti gathered in the morning is t...
by Raja Ram
07 May 2014 15:30
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

If the Prince is not accompanied by SPG he can move around the constituency otherwise no! Is there any pic of him with his SPG cover? I am not sure if there is any further exemption that EC can give based on Security assessment.
by Raja Ram
07 May 2014 15:28
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

"On the day of the poll, no person who has been assessed to be having a security threat and therefore given official security shall enter the vicinity of a polling station premise (within 100 meters) with his security personnel. Further, on the day of the poll no such person shall move around i...
by Raja Ram
07 May 2014 15:24
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

If that building is the polling station then it is a violation, if that building is 100 meters away from polling station which houses the polling booths, then it is legal...is that building a Polling Station? From the photo I cannot make that affirmation
by Raja Ram
07 May 2014 15:19
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Guys, Don't let the case down by picking the wrong evidence....Smriti Irani is also not a local and is a registered voter in Delhi....SPG personnel cannot come inside, but candidate can come in the presence of Returning Officer and in the photos above, there is no SPG. I have personally seen many ca...
by Raja Ram
07 May 2014 15:15
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

As per rules, the Candidate, his election Agent and Booth agent can inspect polling booths. I think photos appearing here of Rahul are legit. There is no violation. These are photo ops generally. The rigging is always left to non-official "supporters" to accomplish. Not the voting cmprt. ...
by Raja Ram
07 May 2014 15:00
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

As per rules, the Candidate, his election Agent and Booth agent can inspect polling booths. I think photos appearing here of Rahul are legit. There is no violation. These are photo ops generally. The rigging is always left to non-official "supporters" to accomplish.
by Raja Ram
07 May 2014 12:48
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

20,000 troops have been moved into Varanasi says the TOI headline and yet they could not send troops in advance to Amethi!...EC ka kamaal!
by Raja Ram
07 May 2014 11:38
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Is the media reporting on these rigging attempts in WB and Amethi? Are the National TVs covering it or are they trying to gloss over it?
by Raja Ram
05 May 2014 15:09
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

If the Congress and their media henchmen make a big issue of Sri Ram's poster then it is going to make it worse for them. All the BJP will do is to let these guys dis Ram and make it look that taking Ram's name is anti-secular....that will only make the last remaining neutral to go the Modi way. The...
by Raja Ram
05 May 2014 06:47
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1270731

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

Smriti Irani has a done great job in that interview. She is one to watch out for in the years to come. If she also gets experience as a Minister and is able to demonstrate administrative experience, then she has the talent to reach great heights in the future....just a feeling that I got.
by Raja Ram
30 Apr 2014 16:39
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

My sources are indicating that the landslide is confirmed....I prefer to remain a doubter...let us wait for 16 May!
by Raja Ram
30 Apr 2014 16:16
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

I thought as much...there are usually two peaks for polling .....early morning and two hours before close. If the final tally goes past 60% overall, then I think it will be a positive super bonus for the BJP.
by Raja Ram
30 Apr 2014 15:53
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Is it true that Gujarat voter turnout is not going to be high? If so, what does it imply?
by Raja Ram
24 Apr 2014 11:35
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 655403

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

My father's name is not on the rolls anymore....he voted in the last assembly elections.....my mother and wife are there still. They did make an effort to see if the list many times and cross check if he was listed somewhere before they said his name is not there and advised me to take it up with th...

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