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by pradeepe
22 Jul 2012 13:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May 2012
Replies: 2845
Views: 115210

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May

jamwal wrote:Image


That picture needs an addition. BCCI at the India border with hafta collection bag.
by pradeepe
16 Jul 2012 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May 2012
Replies: 2845
Views: 115210

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May

Maybe to completely rub it in the Hindu Baniyas face , the paakis should demand ODI on 26/11. Yes, let us play the Pakis on 26/11. In Mumbai. And the Pakis will also get to stay at the Taj hotel. And MMS can fly in the NSG to give security to the Pakis. Ack thoo to whoever, including Bedi, who are ...
by pradeepe
13 Jul 2012 11:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Beautiful pictures Vish, Prakasam. Been chained down for too long in the dungeons. Seeing all these nice pictures, I need to head out with my gear sometime.
by pradeepe
13 Jul 2012 09:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Real Estate Sector
Replies: 1110
Views: 146506

Re: Indian Real Estate Sector

Chennai is the "silent" 900lb Gorilla in IT/Vity. It is just that for long , it never got the self seeking attention of BLR . Hyd is really an also ran poodle that yells, yip-yip , far behind, long after the big dogs, BLR and Chennai have left it in the dust , but it still sort of runs. ....
by pradeepe
13 Jul 2012 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May 2012
Replies: 2845
Views: 115210

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May

End India's one-sided love affair

Diplomacy requires us to be courteous, not foolishly soft... There’s no rule in diplomacy that says we should indulge in strategic masochism just to look good
by pradeepe
09 Jul 2012 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May 2012
Replies: 2845
Views: 115210

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May

Peace with Islamists: Tavleen Singh Recommended. Read only the exceprt posted later. The problem we have in India is that everyone needs to be personally convinced that pakistan is a problem. Every intellectual worth his/her salt is an expert and has a solution to the paki problem. Simple solutions...
by pradeepe
06 Jul 2012 09:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May 2012
Replies: 2845
Views: 115210

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 29th May

A tweet:
Vikram Sood ‏@Vikram_Sood
There were many who took comfort in deteriorating US Pak relations.This is periodic noora kushti. US will never break with Pak. Wrote abt it
by pradeepe
28 Jun 2012 22:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4383
Views: 328614

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

As for what is happening in the US, Japan, France etc...it is good to keep track of things and hope that they figure out what is good for them. As far as Bharat is concerned, ramping up nuclear power is most certainly in our national interest. Continuing to rely on coal is not. As for renewables li...
by pradeepe
20 Jun 2012 09:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4257
Views: 248687

Re: LCA News and Discussions

No pictures this time around?
by pradeepe
01 Jun 2012 11:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 233865

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

my theory is that VKS took a stand against a corrupt practice or system and then that system fought back and discredited him that tells me that the rot is quite deep +1 My view as well. Never an easy task to take on the system. All parties have their hand in the jar and one who threatens its greasy...
by pradeepe
08 May 2012 10:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Yes. Hence the dark side of the moon.

Beautiful pictures Vish!
by pradeepe
28 Apr 2012 23:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 242079

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

gakakkad wrote:I don't like BK.. he keeps yapping the same things over and over agains.. like "unproven tnw" ,

icbm OR irbm is just a matter of semantics..BKs obsession is more to do with his h&d as an analyst ..


+1. My only take is that he has a scripted role to play and continues playing that.
by pradeepe
28 Apr 2012 23:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 729371

Re: LCA News and Discussions

That is one beautiful aircraft. I am picturing a silhouette of three of them heading out into the evening skies with a carrier force in the background. This year has been kind to the jingo heart.
by pradeepe
19 Apr 2012 08:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 242079

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Avinash Chander's voice says it all. Congratulations!!

Next key steps as noted by him: canisterized launch and re-validation of key parameters.
by pradeepe
15 Dec 2011 14:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 190616

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

So Team Anna finally triumphs. I can't think of many who could have survived the systematic vilification campaign unleashed on Team Anna by the Congress over the last 2 months. . Yes, more power to him. A lesser man would have capitulated. But he's a DCH what would he know. He just keeps on going.
by pradeepe
27 Nov 2011 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 31 Oct 2011
Replies: 2841
Views: 122721

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 31 Oct 201

That makes a lot of sense.

A pliable pit bull will have 3 and a half guys trying to manage it for their uses. A mad dog on the other hand becomes everyones problem. Putting it to sleep is the only option. So, all we should say is god speed to the pakis on their way to total talibunny control.
by pradeepe
16 Nov 2011 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Dr. Bharat Karnad: Guest Speaker at BRF NJ MEET Nov 13 2011
Replies: 279
Views: 14749

Re: Dr. Bharat Karnad: Guest Speaker at BRF NJ MEET Nov 13 2

The one thing that is saddening is that all voices have now been synchronized. This is usually not the case. I believe the GoI is capable of draconian crack-down on dissenting voices if it wants to. I have said it a long time ago and still think thats the case - that sundry folks making statements c...
by pradeepe
15 Nov 2011 08:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Dr. Bharat Karnad: Guest Speaker at BRF NJ MEET Nov 13 2011
Replies: 279
Views: 14749

Re: Dr. Bharat Karnad: Guest Speaker at BRF NJ MEET Nov 13 2

I've tried to be factual and not added my reactions. This is definitely an incomplete list - I've compiled this from my recollection and this is not a transcript. My apologies if by poor recollection I have misrepresented BK. Thanks a bunch. Thats a nice reading summary of Dr. Karnad's talk. I am g...
by pradeepe
08 Nov 2011 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1064
Views: 191639

Re: The IAF History Thread

Wow! it must be a rare sight to actually witness dogfights and we have two offer their first hand accounts right here on BRF. Blessed be they. And thanks.
by pradeepe
02 Nov 2011 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 31 Oct 2011
Replies: 2841
Views: 122721

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): 31 Oct 201

This is hilarious: ‘ Talk to Taliban? But address not known’ Afghan president Hamid Karzai again ruled out peace talks with the Taliban until he knew how to contact the insurgent group, and until then Afghanistan would talk only to Pakistan. “We cannot keep talking to suicide bombers, therefore we ...
by pradeepe
27 Oct 2011 16:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

Folks, if you would be so kind as to post exif info along with the pictures. Will let wanna be photographers learn the trade as well. Thanks.
by pradeepe
23 Oct 2011 22:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32729

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

I never liked weight training (personal choice). Bulked up muscle doesnt appeal to me, it looks unnatural. The lean yogic body would be my ideal choice. Sir ji, it is an old wives tale (and SDREs wimmens excuse not to train with weights) that weight training leads to muscle bulk. Training with high...
by pradeepe
23 Oct 2011 22:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32729

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

life begins at 50. 50 is the new 20. your prescription to go into shivering vanaprasthashram from mid40s sounds too conservative to me. yoga while good I dont think is a aerobic exercise and hence will not stress the cardio vascular system and muscles over a sustained period? if people cannot run d...
by pradeepe
23 Oct 2011 11:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32729

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Kudos Singha, mid-life crisis eh :). High intensity exercise like running if sustainable would be great. But few can sustain it past the prime of their lives. The issue is that almost always one would have to give up running as we age and thats when we realize how much of a bit*h it can be. I used t...
by pradeepe
12 Oct 2011 09:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 897099

Re: Indian Military Aviation

RIP sir. Condolences to his family.
by pradeepe
30 Sep 2011 10:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 401559

Re: Telangana Monitor

^^
+1.
by pradeepe
27 Sep 2011 09:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 401559

Re: Telangana Monitor

Pardon me for again for kind of simplfying things but from my vantage point as I see things if the goons/radicals are actually harassing the people for the cause of a new state then shouldn't they stop after creation of the new state No. I dont think so. Creation of a new state won't stop the goond...
by pradeepe
25 Sep 2011 11:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 401559

Re: Telangana Monitor

Negi, the governance argument cannot not make sense and should be considered in all seriousness. Buts thats not the platform and agument made by the Telangana proponents. They have shifted and weaved when trying to understand what it was they were looking for. And no, not just random folks venting,...
by pradeepe
18 Sep 2011 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 401559

Re: Telangana Monitor

Negi, the governance argument cannot not make sense and should be considered in all seriousness. Buts thats not the platform and agument made by the Telangana proponents. They have shifted and weaved when trying to understand what it was they were looking for. And no, not just random folks venting, ...
by pradeepe
18 Sep 2011 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 190616

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

Internal party democracy is the only thing that will destroy the Vampiric hold of the Nehru progeny on the Congress party. Sometimes I think we over assess the grip the family has on the congress party. Bottomline: I think it is what it is because the "family" gets them the votes. Today, ...
by pradeepe
17 Sep 2011 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 401559

Re: Telangana Monitor

pramodkumarca wrote:–now wrap up your belonging as you will be thrown away from telangana and Hyderabad


fire in the hole ...
by pradeepe
16 Sep 2011 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist attack on Delhi High Court
Replies: 518
Views: 35270

Re: Terrorist attack on Delhi High Court

13. We have a self-denying counter-terrorism policy. We consciously deny to ourselves many practices which you in the US permit to yourselves in your counter-terrorism against Muslim suspects. We are proud of such self-denying provisions in our counter-terrorism policy. Extremely presumptuous of B ...
by pradeepe
06 Sep 2011 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 246766

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

sanjeevpunj wrote:Pakistan is introducing Chinese as Compulsory language class VI onwards.
http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/chinese-to-be-made-compulsory-in-sindh-schools-131404


So other than officially declare themselves as a vassal, everything else and more is being done.
by pradeepe
06 Sep 2011 22:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 246766

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

Re. going easy on Pakistan. If we assume for the moment the validity of this policy, whats the counter set at for paki perfidy. A hundred ala sisupala. Is that debatable openly. I think it should, even if it means talks with such clear terms would rankle the pakistani counterparts they are dealing w...
by pradeepe
06 Sep 2011 08:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Talk by Bharat Karnad at IISc on 30 August 2011
Replies: 329
Views: 21296

Re: Talk by Bharat Karnad at IISc on 30 August 2011

There is so much disinformation out of India that Karnad may be a canard. No point in getting too excited +1. Bharat Karnad serves a purpose. The GoI will use the sharpest teeth when dealing with piffling issues like a peaceful dharna. Allowing this gentleman a podium for his stance would have been...
by pradeepe
03 Sep 2011 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 246766

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

The reason for all this pussy footed policy making and pappi-jhappi is pseudo-secularism; the reality is the self proclaimed secular front of India is the one which does not trusts the Muslims in India... Thats a very interesting observation. Never viewed it like that. I always thought the well int...
by pradeepe
29 Aug 2011 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II
Replies: 3078
Views: 190616

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev II

ROFL...the allegedly honorable MPs are best served by saying 'jane bhi do yaaron' to Om Puri & K Bedi. Moving privilege against them is a self-goal which, however, with the predictability of paki tactical brilliance, will surely follow, am sure. Could be just a show of force to make sure Anna a...
by pradeepe
26 Aug 2011 09:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 2011
Replies: 2851
Views: 246766

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Aug 05, 20

Blasphemy! There you go: live and let folks

India and Pakistan should learn to live with each other’s positions and talk so that “issues” between the two countries do not pass on to the next generation, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said.
by pradeepe
22 Aug 2011 09:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev
Replies: 3955
Views: 297191

Re: The Jan Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare, and Baba Ramdev

Its worthy to note that there has not been this kind of public outpouring against GoI apathy even during the gravest of terrorist actions by TSP and its 3.5 buddies. The middle class, usually the most neglected among the segments, very rarely pandered to, usually focussed on minding their own way an...
by pradeepe
16 Aug 2011 09:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy Independence Day!
Replies: 48
Views: 4881

Re: Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence day folks.

Vande Mataram

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