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by satyarthi
13 May 2008 20:09
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Jaipur Blasts
Replies: 356
Views: 66931

Five blasts rock Jaipur, 6 killed Jaipur, May 13: Five major blasts ripped through the Pink city on Tuesday evening killing six and injuring 20 people. The exact number of casualty is known yet but is expected to mount. All the blasts have occured in the crowded walled city of Jaipur which is a mar...
by satyarthi
13 May 2008 20:07
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Jaipur Blasts
Replies: 356
Views: 66931

Jaipur Blasts

Major blasts in Jaipur
JAIPUR: Five serial blasts occurred in a crowded market in Jaipur. The blasts occurred in the walled city area in Jaipur.

The blasts occurred at 7:35 pm on Tuesday evening.
by satyarthi
12 May 2008 23:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 517
Views: 639308

well, supercavitation surrounds the body with a bubble containing vapour, which is lower density than the surrounding fluid.

An exothermic reaction involving chromium and oxygen can reduce the density of air surrounding the body.

So in a way, there is some similarity.
by satyarthi
12 May 2008 22:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 517
Views: 639308

evaporates due to heating of the missile nose during its hypersonic flight and the evaporated metal particles in atomic form react exothermically with oxygen atoms surrounding the body to release additional heat into the air in front of the missile. pardon my ignorance , but this sounds like some k...
by satyarthi
11 May 2008 15:31
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65136

Surinder, Sw. Dayanand was very critical of Hindu practices too! Besides mocking Islam and Christianity, he also heaped a lot of abuse on Hindus. He was against idol worship and all sorts of non-vedic practices. He was against deification per se, so taling about his deification by Arya Samaj is iron...
by satyarthi
09 May 2008 06:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch :Part-1
Replies: 283
Views: 70867

May be the Lizard "knows" that Agni-II already covers all of china. So, in a way, Agni-II was the real ice breaker. If you happen to be at the recieving end, getting hit by a superior Agni-III is only slightly more uncomfortable than getting hit by Agni-II. Added Later: I see John Snow has...
by satyarthi
08 May 2008 01:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch :Part-1
Replies: 283
Views: 70867

It was only few weeks ago someone was questioning my Yindu mathematics on Agni's range. Unfortunately I have seen many people who will not lift a pencil to do basic math or read books to verify, but will at a moments notice join the street corner neta in slogan shouting. OTOH Secularist will howeve...
by satyarthi
08 May 2008 01:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch :Part-1
Replies: 283
Views: 70867

[quote="Rahul Shukla"][quote="sanjaykumar"]Even during the plasma effect (which disturbs the communication), data was received. “This means we have continuous data till the end,â€
by satyarthi
08 May 2008 01:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch :Part-1
Replies: 283
Views: 70867

[quote="sanjaykumar"]Even during the plasma effect (which disturbs the communication), data was received. “This means we have continuous data till the end,â€
by satyarthi
08 May 2008 00:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch :Part-1
Replies: 283
Views: 70867

I first coined the name Agni-III SL on BR missile page. How come India is now officially naming it identically? When news media parrot BR articles, that is coming of age of BR.. That tells us how much paucity of information, including paucity of accuracy of information, there was earlier regarding ...
by satyarthi
07 May 2008 05:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch :Part-1
Replies: 283
Views: 70867

Gogna,

The url you have put in your profile ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuUirw7Jzi0) is probably messing up the page formatting. Please remove the url and see whether it helps.
by satyarthi
05 May 2008 16:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1023
Views: 112898

http://hindustantimes.com/Images/2008/5/b70b8c11-d173-4861-beb8-e1974ce6e76aHiRes.JPG Prime Minister Manmohan Singh receives a model of PSLV- C9 from its Mission Director George Koshy as ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair (R) looks on, during a meeting in New Delhi on Monday, May 5, 2008. PSLV-C9 has se...
by satyarthi
05 May 2008 16:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch :Part-1
Replies: 283
Views: 70867

I am from Orissa n i am as much concerned abt the safety of these turtle as abt the testing of our longest range misslie.. Great, then you can literally be a life saver for this thread. Since you are from Orissa and are greatly concerned about the Ridleys, could you please rent a boat or something ...
by satyarthi
02 May 2008 18:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Hawk crashes
Replies: 130
Views: 40728

I thought the hawk deal was signed by NDA govt in 2004, and not by UPA. Yes, the MOU was signed by Vajpayee govt. > The UK government will confirm standards of construction and quality employed by British Aerospace Systems to address Indian concerns of safety. So the original MOU, expectedly, cover...
by satyarthi
02 May 2008 02:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Hawk crashes
Replies: 130
Views: 40728

Arun_S, Pioneer seems to be defying the dark lords. Junk from Britain The Pioneer Edit Desk Why did India buy second-rate Hawks? Three months since they were inducted into the Indian Air Force, the British-made Hawk fighter-trainers have been grounded for a second time. The most recent episode comes...
by satyarthi
29 Apr 2008 23:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 368044

In 2011-12, Cartosat-3 could go into the orbit. The panchromatic camera on this satellite is expected to provide images with a resolution of 30 cm. Cartosat 2A has resolution of about 1m. To get 30 cm resolution, the telescope collector diameter will have to become 3 times bigger. I was wondering P...
by satyarthi
29 Apr 2008 19:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch :Part-1
Replies: 283
Views: 70867

An aside, but tigers in India were killed by tens of thousands (not just thousands) during late 19th and early 20th century. Kings used to go on organized hunts and British were often honorary guests. Jim Corbett was only a small part of the whole carnage, and he actually did a good job of killing m...
by satyarthi
29 Apr 2008 01:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 368044

Remote-sensing satellites usually circle the Earth at a height of a few hundred kilometres. ISRO plans to put a Cartosat-type camera on a satellite that will be placed in geostationary orbit at a distance of about 36,000 km. In this orbit, the satellite matches the Earth’s rotation and therefore ...
by satyarthi
29 Apr 2008 01:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 368044

Remote-sensing satellites usually circle the Earth at a height of a few hundred kilometres. ISRO plans to put a Cartosat-type camera on a satellite that will be placed in geostationary orbit at a distance of about 36,000 km. In this orbit, the satellite matches the Earth’s rotation and therefore ...
by satyarthi
25 Apr 2008 22:45
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Discussion - Nukkad Thread: 25 Apr 2008
Replies: 128
Views: 22723

The key is the the small non-fission trigger (primary stage) required to implode the fusion stage. Is it real/ difficult / impossible!! One only has to think of the first nuclear weapon, that seemed impossible to greatest physicist's and engineers only a few year before the first test. What is need...
by satyarthi
25 Apr 2008 21:45
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Discussion - Nukkad Thread: 25 Apr 2008
Replies: 128
Views: 22723

dont we have enough con-CERN-ed scientists who would be capable of using antihydrogens to join the club as well? It takes much more effort to create anti-protons than to just fuse two hydrogen nucleii together. Even though you get much more energy when hydrogen and anti-hydrogen nucleii fuse (100% ...
by satyarthi
20 Apr 2008 01:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Long range Agni missile & test launch :Part-1
Replies: 283
Views: 70867

AFAIK, it was Arun_S who first made the case for Agni's higher than stated range. He was the one who also first presented the shape of AGNI-3 much before it was launched etc. His style can be abrasive for some, but he does back up his claims with public domain sources providing evidence, either dire...
by satyarthi
19 Apr 2008 01:32
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tibet Watch- 2008-Part 6
Replies: 348
Views: 61676

Well, if Islam can turn lambs into jackals, Buddhism has a tendency to convert jackals into lambs. Ultimately, every religion is a thought system that shapes your personality into a set mould. You cannot discount the heavy influence of religion in deciding what societies make of themselves down the...
by satyarthi
15 Apr 2008 22:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Discussion - Nukkad Thread: 13 Apr 2008
Replies: 172
Views: 39300

Katare, That was a good post. But all the pointers suggest that India's position wrt world and US will improve over the next few years. so what if we can't gt a "deal" with a new democrat dominated US presidency. Why can't we wait few more years when the incentives for US and the west to c...
by satyarthi
15 Apr 2008 04:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Nuclear Discussion - Nukkad Thread: 13 Apr 2008
Replies: 172
Views: 39300

The biggest difference between MMS and ABV's handling of affairs is that even while tackling matters of orders of magnitude more delicacy and importance, ABV carried the nation along with him, and even his opponents had a high regard for him. No one had to plead to others to show respect to him. MMS...
by satyarthi
31 Mar 2008 01:28
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 78558

It is, however, logically fallacious to say that "All Gods are One". It simply isn't true. Qualify this with saying that all "real Gods" share an identity as aspects of the same supreme Godhead. But there are many people who call some entities "Gods" who qualify in the...
by satyarthi
31 Mar 2008 00:48
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 78558

Note that only sanatana dharmis insist on saying "all gods are one". That is not accepted by either Islam or Christianity which insist that one god means a particular god as defined in in their belief system and not "all gods are one" Why then should sanatana dharma force itself...
by satyarthi
30 Mar 2008 17:47
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 78558

I think it is because of Buddhism which stunned the nation with its ahimsa and priority of renunciation and Moksha over everything else. Budhism didn't come to India from outside! It arose in India and swept through India without any aid of physical force. Therefore it is futile to someow disown Bu...
by satyarthi
28 Mar 2008 21:45
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India - 6
Replies: 320
Views: 65770

Rye, "Trance" is just a shortening of the phrase "Transcendental state". It doesn't necessarily imply a silenced mind. A samadhi is a trance, but not all trances are samadhi. A trance can stand for any altered state of consciousness not normally encountered. Mantra-japa is the mo...
by satyarthi
28 Mar 2008 21:16
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India - 6
Replies: 320
Views: 65770

The whirling dance was/is used to induce a trance, a different state of consciousness.. This is out there with using drugs to induce trances. Also recall pneumae used by the greek oracles. Some people just whirl their heads to induce a trance. Kabir was Vedanti, as his poetry is filled with Vedantic...
by satyarthi
15 Mar 2008 18:35
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 78558

Shiv, Thats true. If you look at Gregorian tropical calendar, it is extremely simple. Indian calendars appear complicated, not because they can't be as simple as Gregorian, but rather being as simple as Gregorian is considered "simplistic". The reason behind a tropical solar calendar like ...
by satyarthi
15 Mar 2008 12:46
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 78558

In Indian chandramana calendar too, festivals are recurrant. For e.g., vinayaka chaturthi occurs on 4th day of shukla paksha in bhadrapada maasa every year. Going by our lunar calendar, it happens on same day every year. However, since we use solar calendar for our daily activities, it appears to b...
by satyarthi
15 Mar 2008 12:29
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 78558

question to satyarthi garu> Then what is the difference between Chandra mana samvatsre (lunar) to soura mana samvatsre. Maharashtrians, Telugus, Kannadigas follow chandramana, where as tamil people follow sourmana (solar based) Usually the computed difference comes out to be roughly 14 days ( the d...
by satyarthi
13 Mar 2008 20:30
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 78558

Western festivals are all solar and with precessional correction tropical also. That is festivals recur at same time of the year relative to equinoxes and solstices. Hindus had other ideas about what it means to be "recurrent". Has a date really recurred, when sun appears to be at same pos...
by satyarthi
13 Mar 2008 20:00
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 78558

To make it clear: Indian astronomers know that Sun starts moving northwards around Dec 22. But Makar sankranti is not a festival to celebrate exactly that day. It is a festival celebrating transition of Sun into the constellation of Makara (capricorn), the real one, not the arbitrary and shifting on...
by satyarthi
13 Mar 2008 19:46
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 78558

Frontline has a couple of articles on need to reform Hindu calenders. Kaushal please review and comment. Medieval Mistake Reform panel recommendations [quote]On the issue of beginning the year with Chaitra and not Vaishakha, the report explains that: “The dates of festivals have already shifted b...
by satyarthi
04 Mar 2008 09:13
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 78558

It is good to see that Parpola and Witzel are sparring. But nothing to get too lovey dovey about Parpola. He has studied Indus valley and written books on Jaiminiya Samaveda, but is primarily a euro-centrist. His interest in India is primarily due to the Indo-European angle, with primary emphasis on...
by satyarthi
27 Feb 2008 00:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 105972

Everything China has given Pakistan has short enough range so that these can't endanger China. Longer range Taepo Dong and its children in Paki inventory are from N Korea and are unreliable as missiles. It is not about range. It is the mated warhead thingy and SLBM has its own issues about warhead ...
by satyarthi
26 Feb 2008 23:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 105972

AllahOAkbar! Yindoo Kafir scientists are getting Cunning/Chankian. Not to worry, Pukes will get China SLBM and paint it green very soon and be ahead of Yindoos. Now that will get very troublesome. For Unkil and Israel. :) China is evil but not irrational. Why would it provide Pakistan with an abili...
by satyarthi
12 Feb 2008 06:54
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India - 6
Replies: 320
Views: 65770

Surinderji, we are dharmic onlee. Remember the Mahabharat story - where Pandavas after returning from the Vanvaas demanded as little as 5 villages as a recompense for Duryodhan's treachery. It was denied and the rest is history. In India, Hindus have asked for their "five villages", only ...

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