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by James Bund
09 May 2003 02:30
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 84921

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

Untill India develops a 1 to 2 trillion dollar economy sab kuchh maya hai.Once that is done the Rupaiah will do more persuasive talking than the most eloquent and well-informed Indian. You see the economy is needed to boost India's standing not with only the west but the pen-to-paper-bypassingthehem...
by James Bund
02 Jan 2003 09:02
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Time to rethink NFU
Replies: 224
Views: 71568

Re: Time to rethink NFU

It would be understandable if India ammended NFU to exclude states that threaten it with first use. I don't think anybody but the Paks are going to bray about that one-but then Paks will bray about anything at the least pretext-one of those cultural things, I guess.
by James Bund
16 Apr 2002 03:04
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast
Replies: 86
Views: 37424

Re: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast

Quick on the draw there, Kaushal. I don't know if C-14 is generated on earth's surface (?cosmic rays, upwelling from magma). If it is not, there has to be another explanation for C-14 to work as a dating tool. May have to do with the isotope effect i.e. enzymes do in fact differentiate between isoto...
by James Bund
14 Apr 2002 22:30
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast
Replies: 86
Views: 37424

Re: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast

"It must have originated in the Sumerian civilization.. and been taken to India by the GREEKS, although no trace of it has ever appeared in Greek writings " A statement of breathtaking disingenuousness. Pease, please, write a missive to Sc Am, I have not even read the article and am tied up with a l...
by James Bund
12 Apr 2002 11:24
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast
Replies: 86
Views: 37424

Re: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast

If it is more than 55 yrs old it ain't Pakistani-end of discussion.
by James Bund
12 Apr 2002 05:36
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast
Replies: 86
Views: 37424

Re: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast

"Would that sadden several?" Narayan_ L, you write well but the gratuitous "victim" persona is wearing a bit thin.Given the putatative antiquity of the site in Cambay,I suppose the same question can be posed of you. I have a little doubt of your stand. As a well-meaning point, there is little as irk...
by James Bund
12 Apr 2002 05:12
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast
Replies: 86
Views: 37424

Re: Lost City found off the Mahabalipuram coast

The sudden flood business may have been a tsunami that obliterated the population.

Interesting stuff but the dating needs utmost care.
by James Bund
07 Feb 2002 05:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 2)
Replies: 241
Views: 57696

Re: Agni-I/SR: Strategic Implications (Thread 2)

Interesting thesis kgaon.Care to elaborate on it? Are Paks closet Indians?Are they Indian wannabes?
by James Bund
06 Nov 2001 10:25
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Road to World Power
Replies: 120
Views: 45031

Re: The Road to World Power

In an all-time ranking by medals, Romania occupies the 14-th position, out of 95 countries who have won Olympic medals. <P>SELF-FLAGELLATION ALERT. WE MUST CATCH UP TO ROMANIA.
by James Bund
27 Jun 2001 09:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Avatar, Durga, Kali and much more
Replies: 42
Views: 20067

Re: Avatar, Durga, Kali and much more

Trishul--> so successful that Barak has been bought just to fool the Pakistanis.<P>Nag--> I have been reading the same mm wavelength 3rd generation crap so long I know the news copy by heart.<p>[This message has been edited by James Bund (edited 26-06-2001).]
by James Bund
27 Jun 2001 03:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Avatar, Durga, Kali and much more
Replies: 42
Views: 20067

Re: Avatar, Durga, Kali and much more

I am not sure what you mean by that?!?
by James Bund
27 Jun 2001 02:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Avatar, Durga, Kali and much more
Replies: 42
Views: 20067

Re: Avatar, Durga, Kali and much more

Ramana, I would only be too happy if your optimism were justified. However India has a meagre 1.5 ton to GSTO capability and these projects are extremely ambitious to get off the ground (pun intended).<P>There is no evidence of Indian capability in beam weapons or hypersonic aerobic vehicles except ...
by James Bund
21 Oct 2000 21:11
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The State of Indian Science
Replies: 30
Views: 16957

Re: The State of Indian Science

Assume all 8 papers are "in press",generating 7 citations for each gives 56 (my error).
by James Bund
20 Oct 2000 23:42
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The State of Indian Science
Replies: 30
Views: 16957

Re: The State of Indian Science

For the nonscientists interested.<P>The productivity of an American scientist is perhaps 4 times the Indian i.e.he puts out an LPU (least publishable unit http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ubb/wink.gif ) 4 times as frequently.The single most important factor in citation is self-citation (other than of c...
by James Bund
20 Oct 2000 19:22
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The State of Indian Science
Replies: 30
Views: 16957

Re: The State of Indian Science

Thank you for your ever civil response Salman-I was not refering to your post wrt hysteria.<P>1 Only the myopically patriotic would deny the systemic rot in Indian institutions including science.I just want to see some analysis rather than reiteration of the obvious.And again I do not think our anal...
by James Bund
19 Oct 2000 20:16
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The State of Indian Science
Replies: 30
Views: 16957

Re: The State of Indian Science

As an example of wooly-headed thought take the example given above of Chinese publications being under-represented in the Weatern press.One merely has to propose that a Chinese worker in a given field is given a choice of publishing in an obscure Mandarin journal where even the most zealous cadre wi...
by James Bund
19 Oct 2000 19:58
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The State of Indian Science
Replies: 30
Views: 16957

Re: The State of Indian Science

Sagar <BR>Thank you for that reasoned and reasonable piece.I find the hysteria of scientific coolies in the west odious,most of them seem not to have got over their good fortune in securing a visa and take it as a recognition of their genius.Wake me up when you win the Nobel boys-till then you count...
by James Bund
16 Oct 2000 21:20
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The State of Indian Science
Replies: 30
Views: 16957

Re: The State of Indian Science

Salman's statement seems to be a gross exageration.One would really need to determine the validity of the publishing aspects of science to make such sweeping comments.Most publishing has more to do with the dynamics of funding requirements than science of any significant description.<P>Secondly scie...
by James Bund
04 Jul 1999 01:51
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Wangchuk's war - Must read
Replies: 18
Views: 13459

Re: Wangchuk's war - Must read

Yup,this guy sure knows how to chuck his wang around.

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