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by shyamal
03 Aug 2017 03:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Be Indian Buy Indian
Replies: 176
Views: 22940

Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

I have one samsung split AC( nearly 8 years old) and two voltas window ACs (6 years old).
When its time to retire the split AC I will go for a Voltas Split AC - I am impressed with the performance of the two window ACs.

I never buy any chinese electronics and consumer goods brands.
by shyamal
31 Jul 2017 01:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Be Indian Buy Indian
Replies: 176
Views: 22940

Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

I understand that no cellphone is completely "non-chinese", including Iphones.
Instead of going for a "perfect" solution can we have a list of phones with a decreasing order of "made in India(or any non-china)" components/assembly?
by shyamal
27 Jul 2017 03:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1270513

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

ramana wrote:Creating hashtag #IndiaBoycottChineseGoods on Twitter


Ramana ji,
I have bumped up the Be Indian Buy Indian thread.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7258&p=2190836#p2190836
by shyamal
27 Jul 2017 03:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Be Indian Buy Indian
Replies: 176
Views: 22940

Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

I am bumping up this thread to discuss fresh strategies to avoid CN and PK imports in the current scenario.
by shyamal
06 Jun 2017 02:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 628714

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

I am not at all disappointed, but happy that Modi Sarkar took its time to build a strong case, rather than hurrying and making a mess of things like DMK/AIADMK when they try to weaponize the law against each other. Completely agree with you. You can see I mentioned "investigations results"...
by shyamal
05 Jun 2017 22:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 628714

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

I did write "internal political situation" :)
Election campaign gathering steam is part of that I guess, along with other things.
by shyamal
05 Jun 2017 22:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 628714

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

what surprises me that it took Modi sarkar 3 years to come to this point !! this is what is so disappointing. Maybe they have reached a certain inflexion point - in terms of internal political situation, investigations results, geopolitical climate. A number of tentacles of the hydra are being atta...
by shyamal
05 Jun 2017 14:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630764

Re: Internal Security Watch

I am sure that kind of mindless approach would be very convenient for the forces that wish harm to my country. We are fighting a war of ideas and we do need to be expedient. Igniting caste fault-lines is the only ammunition left to the scoundrels. We need to deny them that opportunity. For that purp...
by shyamal
05 Jun 2017 01:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630764

Re: Internal Security Watch

Can anyone explain, why concealing or hiding or sweeping under the rug, the fact that Hindu Gods are being severely insulted, buy us ? No one is saying that we should go about inflicting mass punishment or group punishment against a section of the population. Bhrishravas is only arguing that we sho...
by shyamal
05 Jun 2017 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630764

Re: Internal Security Watch

That would only give our enemies an easy win. The definition of enemy is different for different people. For DMK it is the Hindu Panini. To believe that everyone shares your world and social view is naive. The massacre of Bhumihar Brahmins in Bihar by CPI(ML) in caste wars is a pointer. Ofcourse ev...
by shyamal
04 Jun 2017 02:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630764

Re: Internal Security Watch

Propaganda need not be based on fake or doctored info. Caste is our bane. There is no denying that. And caste discrimination is very real. We need to see the bigger picture and not do hindu on hindu(even in thoughts and words) over this kind of provocation. That would only give our enemies an easy w...
by shyamal
10 May 2017 02:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630764

Re: Internal Security Watch

That is the first and strongest reaction of most people actually. to badmouth a government for the follies of its predecessor? or am i not understanding you? To badmouth a govt for anything that goes the slightest bit against what they wish for. Anyway, this is getting off-topic and I need to stop ...
by shyamal
10 May 2017 02:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630764

Re: Internal Security Watch

although it was interesting to see how people dived headlong to politicize this. That is the first and strongest reaction of most people actually. Even those who are genuinely well meaning. They play into the hands of spin masters(I am not saying that this incident is a spin). That's why I stay awa...
by shyamal
10 May 2017 01:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630764

Re: Internal Security Watch

I can see it was written in 2006 and was last reprinted in 2014(atleast as per this pdf version). Look - I am not doubting that this is NCERT or this is harmful for our national interests. Its just that I refuse to join the bandwagon to immediately start "this govt is worthless and a failure in...
by shyamal
10 May 2017 01:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630764

Re: Internal Security Watch

malushahi wrote:
thanks for the 36-26 explanation. so that book was not published by ncert but a private publisher?

Yes :)
by shyamal
10 May 2017 01:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630764

Re: Internal Security Watch

not sure what 36-24-36 is, these are jpegs of page 76 of the said book. i would have loved if the said chapter was about the how and why of his passing, bu that is not the case. suggest you read the jpegs. The 36-24-36 was a manufactured controversy where someone suddenly came out with proof that N...
by shyamal
10 May 2017 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630764

Re: Internal Security Watch

Before we attach each other, are we sure its a NCERT book? Or its another instance of 36-24-36?
Actually studying kishenji may not be too bad specially the way he met his maker :P
His encounter was one of the turning points in the defeat of neo-naxals in west Bengal, atleast in public perception.
by shyamal
08 May 2017 01:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630764

Re: Internal Security Watch

Explosion at a trinamool Congress office in Burdwan(WB) - most probably from explosives stored inside the office
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/west ... 48171.html
by shyamal
07 May 2017 23:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630764

Re: Internal Security Watch

Thank you very much SSridhar.
by shyamal
05 May 2017 00:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 628714

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Why doesn't the govt close all local bank branches?
Just keep one heavily guarded branch open in each district.
by shyamal
05 May 2017 00:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630764

Re: Internal Security Watch

Tiny bit of good news :)
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/two- ... 46070.html
Two naxal commanders seems to have been killed during Sukma attack.

May they rot in hell.
by shyamal
04 May 2017 03:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 628714

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

I hope the social media ban works out.
Even in my own FB feed I can see KMs merrily exchanging VPN site links to open WhatsApp etc.
I hope our security forces are aware of this and knows how to tackle this?
by shyamal
30 Apr 2017 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630764

Re: Internal Security Watch

Has anyone contributed on the Bharat ke Veer website?
I just contributed a small amount(for testing) and found it surprisingly easy.
You can contribute to an individual martyr too.
by shyamal
25 Apr 2017 21:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630764

Re: Internal Security Watch

It seems Monday was the weekly market day and lot of people movement was happening. The naxals came camouflaged as market going villagers.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 364595.cms
by shyamal
25 Apr 2017 17:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630764

Re: Internal Security Watch

Nothing new for BRFites. Still.... http://www.firstpost.com/india/sukma-killings-why-left-wing-terrorists-are-more-depraved-and-morally-degraded-than-even-islamic-state-3403594.html http://www.firstpost.com/india/naxal-attack-in-chattisgarhs-sukma-modi-govt-should-end-silence-on-pakistan-china-maois...
by shyamal
24 Apr 2017 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4769
Views: 630764

Re: Internal Security Watch

Can they not clean 500 mts of forest each side of this proposed road first? Just to stop ambushes?
http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-new ... TEQmL.html
by shyamal
24 Apr 2017 17:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 628714

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

http://m.timesofindia.com/india/jk-pdp-leader-abdul-gani-dar-shot-at-in-pulwama-condition-critical/articleshow/58340028.cms Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) district President for Pulwama Abdul Gani Dar was critically injured on Monday after suspected terrorists opened fire on him at south Kashmir's ...
by shyamal
16 Apr 2017 02:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 628714

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Huge support for the "human shield" act all around.
People who were crying about pellet guns last year are happy about this act today :)
by shyamal
15 Apr 2017 00:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 628714

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

The army is temporarily borrowing the services of a peaceful man to ward off bloodshed, death and injuries to the peaceful local population :P
How can someone object to such a peaceful solution?
by shyamal
14 Apr 2017 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 628714

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

I hope the RR Unit does not get penalized for this and they continue with such innovative ideas.
by shyamal
01 Feb 2017 16:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 807619

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

This is the point - now he might be a criminal when he travels to India with illegal money!!......... One big question is - will a person be comfortable taking that 2 L in cash to India? Most people are not sure and scared which is why it makes me uncomfortable with this program from GOI. Did you a...
by shyamal
10 Jan 2017 18:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 807619

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Report from Kolkata - Things have been normal since last week of December. The Jan pay-day/pension-day passed without any troubles. Most of the shops I frequent - not the malls which anyway had card payment - have limped back to near-normalcy. Change is not really an issue anymore. Lots of 100s and ...
by shyamal
09 Jan 2017 00:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 807619

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Petrol pump situation resolved for now. All cards to be accepted till further decision is taken on 13th Jan.
http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/petrol-d ... ht-1646498
by shyamal
31 Dec 2016 20:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 807619

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I have been doing some nail biting about phone segooriddy er security the era of wallets. Paytm encouraged me to add a layer of security by using my phone lock - but I detest locking my phone - I need to look at it instantly and people of my vintage have this need to do completely idiotic time wast...
by shyamal
30 Dec 2016 00:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 807619

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Another fan of Paytm here. I use CC for purchases above 400 or 500. Anything less than that I am using Paytm. Very wide acceptability and very convenient. I have ICICI bank account and netbanking and phone registered etc etc. I have installed pockets. Till today I have not found anyone willing to ac...
by shyamal
28 Dec 2016 02:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 807619

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Is there any document or ppt from govt(or any other sources) explaining all the cashless methods in detail - preferably with graphics? I mean - 1. Netbanking 2. Credit/debit cards 3. private E-wallets like PayTM or Mobiquik 4. UPI apps like Pockets etc 5. this new Adhaar payment system I do not mean...
by shyamal
23 Dec 2016 16:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 807619

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Report from the ground - Visited New Market area yesterday. For those not familiar with Kolkata, it is the most famous shopping area in Kolkata. Almost all small shops(even temporary ones selling Christmas decorations) are accepting Paytm. Many streetside stalls accepting Paytm. No evidence of any c...
by shyamal
21 Dec 2016 01:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7870
Views: 807619

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

I have withdrawn twice from ICICI bank since 10th Nov.
I failed a few days when I reached around mid-day(the time of the day convenient for me).
The two days I succeeded - I reached at 9.30 am. There was hardly a line of 4-5 people each time.

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