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by Adrija
28 May 2010 17:04
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65110

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

On a different note, I don't see the issue with Mudrarakshasa? Err....... Mudrarakshasa is about Paurav, his son Maleyketu, the Nand Prime Minister Rakshasa..........and their interactions with Chanakya. Chanakya in fact won over and nominated Rakshasa as his own successor for the Mauryan empire. C...
by Adrija
28 May 2010 09:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 338533

Re: Indian Interests

Strongly recommend this book for everyone interested in this particular thread

http://www.flipkart.com/becoming-indian ... 0670083461


Apologies if already covered
by Adrija
13 May 2010 10:45
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30660

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

Atriji, thanks for that........amazing information actually. As an aside to the subsequent conversations, I believe astrological dating of Rama's birth points to ~5000 BC, and the same astrological principles date the Mahabharatha war at ~3300 BC............ will try to dig up that article, it was i...
by Adrija
12 May 2010 15:47
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30660

Re: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas

There is a passage in Valmiki Ramayan, when Sugriv was dispatching groups of Vanars to different parts of the world, he would describe the general Geography and Dos/Don't He very clearly describe what today is Indonesia and the Malacca Strait Fascinating........did not know that. Would it be possib...
by Adrija
07 May 2010 16:01
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65110

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

Talking of Meluha, has anyone read this book yet:

http://shivatrilogy.com/book.html

Recommended it strongly........
by Adrija
04 May 2010 17:27
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65110

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

is the Mahabharata war took place on a gigantic scale both in terms of the resources involved and the kingdoms who participated in it Not sure why this should contradict the location issue? Kurukshetra was a wide open space, possibly due to the drying up of the Saraswati- required for warfare- as o...
by Adrija
04 May 2010 12:28
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies
Replies: 4186
Views: 65110

Re: Distorted history- Causes, consequences, remedies

1. The current Indraprastha is the same as that of the Pandavas........ in fact the "paanch pat" (i.e., villages) which the brothers had asked for as their compromise demand were Delhi and its environs- Khandavpat (which they converted to Indraprastha), Sonepat, Tilpat, Baghpat and Panipat...
by Adrija
03 Mar 2010 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2412
Views: 307185

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Apologies for the OT post , but couldn't find the Distorted Histories thread:

Exactly how credible is this hypothesis of the Chandragupta who was coincident with Alexander's invasion (326 BC) being Chandragupta Vikramaditya (of the Gupta dynasty?) and not Chandragupta Maurya?
by Adrija
05 Feb 2010 19:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1050
Views: 153785

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Chetak, you dont have to pay anything to BSNL underlings to do a shoddy job, they have been doing that successfully for decades now Only partly correct please. BSNL's problems lie in three areas 1. Operational shoddiness, as you correctly pointed out. However, this actually may be the least of the ...
by Adrija
28 Jan 2010 13:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1050
Views: 153785

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Why is per-second billing such a big deal? Because it actually is two BIG drops bundled into one 1. Effective price drop from Re 1/ minute to 60 p/ minute- that is a 40% price reduction 2. Even bigger, it bills you for the precise period called. Typically, most calls (~40%) are less than 30 s, whil...
by Adrija
21 Jan 2010 11:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1050
Views: 153785

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

A paradigm-shifting trend in the mobile industry is happening right in India, and this is the per-second billing thingy. Not sure if it is sustainable, at these levels the entire industry will perhaps be making operating cash losses....Q3 results will be interesting Not sure if it is in our best in...
by Adrija
26 Nov 2009 15:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive
Replies: 598
Views: 61101

Re: 26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive

Never Forget. Never Forgive

I hope someday India gets the leadership which can get us our vengeance

I hope some day we become similar to those who keep the memory of Masada alive even after a 1000 years, and continue to live upto the pledge the made themselves that day
by Adrija
19 Nov 2009 21:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30880

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

Abhi_G, with all due respect, you are preaching to the choir, boss......... I completely agree that the current Indian state is psuedo-sec Brihaspati, agree that I am using the rashtra/ nation interchangeably, while the two are strictly separate. Will be more careful using those two terms in their c...
by Adrija
19 Nov 2009 08:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30880

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

I think I have pushed long the idea in "future strat" thread, for dissolution of the TSP, and incorporation of its current territory and people as provinces of Bharat. Yup, we all agree- GIVE PEACE A CHANCE, DESTROY PAKISTAN :P The state is not independent of civilization. The current sta...
by Adrija
18 Nov 2009 15:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30880

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

My 2 pennies on the long term Indian Agenda: Defence 1. 25 year perspective plan, Navy as prominent- 5 carrier navy, nuclear submarine arm with at least 5 indigenous submarines 2. Airforce to be recast: air superiority over Pakistan and China (long distance penetration bomber/ fighter aircraft, air ...
by Adrija
18 Nov 2009 14:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30880

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

Brihaspati, apologies for the delayed reply, have been traveling I would go one step ahead, and recommend compulsory one year military service for all between school and university. This should be for both men and women. Some of my German students described how they spent most of the time changing h...
by Adrija
16 Nov 2009 23:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30880

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

And gender issues are indeed caused by lack of UCC and allowance of religion into civil system. Ah, I see...... so 1. The fact that female foeticide in India is highest in Punjab and Haryana is because of lack of UCC and allowance of religion. Excuse me while I :rotfl: :rotfl: 2. Difference in lite...
by Adrija
16 Nov 2009 21:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30880

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

I proposed expansion of India politically, territorially and economically beyond the current political boundaries as an actiobale primary agenda that can drive both internal and external goals and efforts. Agree The first thing we need for external expansion is internal homogenization and strengthe...
by Adrija
16 Nov 2009 17:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30880

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

Well, different codes already exist, and obviously the situation you have laid out does not occur. One can stretch any scenario for argument's sake... but could I please ask a simple question? We have a holiday on Sunday, do you know that this is because of the Christian construct "and the Lord...
by Adrija
16 Nov 2009 16:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30880

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

I have never understood why posters, both new and old ask basic questions on "who is Sita" before doing the very minimum study of a few posts before theirs. I presume that potshot was for me :mrgreen: .......... pray Lord, please do take the trouble of enlightening me and answering my que...
by Adrija
16 Nov 2009 16:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050
Replies: 457
Views: 30880

Re: National Agenda for India, 2010-2050

I find this whole obsession with UCC a bit curious......... why would the lack of UCC jeopardize our national identity in any way? I must confess I have no ready or easy solution, but this belief that A particular set of ideas which should govern every citizen- derived from, by definition, one sourc...
by Adrija
15 Oct 2009 10:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1050
Views: 153785

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Countries which have adopted open access/ unbundling have done so only after fixed teledensity has reached saturation (i.e., >50%), any regime which forces infra sharing before that has resulted in infra investments drying up. The problem is even more stark now that NGN investments are on the radar,...
by Adrija
13 Oct 2009 19:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1050
Views: 153785

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

Not really interested in engaging in a sparing match- so will limit my reply. The two ARE mutually exclusive....... countries which have followed an "open access" model (your first one) has not seen any investments in NGN and new fiber infra generally.... so the two regulatory paths are la...
by Adrija
13 Oct 2009 13:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1050
Views: 153785

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

BSNL has to be made into a shared infrastructure provider of the last mile etc.


where players like Bharti, Tata, and Reliance have incentive to lay fiber/copper to the doorstep


Err.... just out of curiousity, do you even realize the contradiction in your above two statements?
by Adrija
16 Sep 2009 13:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Police Reform
Replies: 1063
Views: 126228

Re: Indian Police Reform

Both the IAS and IPS, as well as the judiciary, flow directly from the colonial administration construct, whose sole aim was to EXCLUDE the citizens from the government. We have continued with the system (which is why we are not a real democracy), and is the main reason why (a) our police forces and...
by Adrija
16 Sep 2009 10:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Former BSF jawan in need of help
Replies: 74
Views: 10385

Re: Former BSF jawan in need of help

Nikhil_p, you have mail. Like the idea of a BRF Trust. Admins, would it be possible to understand fully if you are comfortable with it and how this should operate? Would necessarily need to have admins/ long standing elders on the Trust administration to ensure the Trust is operated in line with BRF...
by Adrija
15 Sep 2009 17:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1471
Views: 140701

Re: Nepal News and discussion

1) Meddling in others affair without long term strategy or vision. India has meddled in neighboring countries since a long time. Unfortunately, the policies lack a sense of direction and continuity. India needs to create policies that are consistent and long term in nature. Right now we have knee j...
by Adrija
15 Sep 2009 14:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1471
Views: 140701

Re: Nepal News and discussion

India's support to LTTE in Sri Lanka is well known. It after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi India did a u-turn (Mussharaf's u-turn). Sri Lankan's will never forget or forgive India for what LTTE has done to their country. Once China extended their hand to Sri Lanka, India suddenly woke up and is...
by Adrija
31 Aug 2009 22:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 415783

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

Not sure if this is the right thread, but here goes: http://news.rediff.com/column/2009/aug/31/india-a-reluctant-and-tentative-nuclear-power.htm In particular In fact, in an action that ominously harks back to the 1991-95 period when Manmohan Singh as finance minister starved the nuclear programme o...
by Adrija
15 Aug 2009 23:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India and the Global Warming Debate
Replies: 354
Views: 55951

Re: India and the Global Warming Debate

Anyone interested in climate change should read "State of Fear" by Michael Crichton........

http://www.amazon.com/State-Fear-Michael-Crichton/dp/0066214130
by Adrija
13 Aug 2009 14:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Water Issues in the Indian Subcontinent
Replies: 140
Views: 10344

Re: Water Issues in the Indian Subcontinent

Is there any place where one could get a holistic picture of the water availability in India- how much (per capita) water do we have from various sources? Have tried googling in the past but no luck Would be helpful to understand the root situation- do e have enough water to begin with- if yes, then...
by Adrija
05 Aug 2009 15:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 879487

Re: Indian Army Discussion

Second that- classic banker mentality

I know of many Naval officers newly posted in Mumbai and living in civvy acco in Andheri or further down with relatives, who left home at 5 am(!) in order to make the daily drill
by Adrija
28 Jul 2009 23:41
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 359733

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

Small pedantic clarification- as per the Constitution, agriculture is taxable, but by the state governments, who have largely chosen not to exercise this right. Reasons we may all speculate about, of course
by Adrija
27 Jul 2009 18:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A stable, prosperous Pakistan is NOT in India's interest
Replies: 219
Views: 16842

Re: A stable, prosperous Pakistan is NOT in India's interest

India's interests are to ensure that NO hostile power exists east of the Hindukush. All the price we bear, not just in terms of costs of the internal security establishment, and the economic inefficiencies, but more importantly the human cost of lives lost, is that we have neglected the true import ...
by Adrija
21 Jun 2009 09:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1050
Views: 153785

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

The list goes on and on. Look at ITI, Look at Air India/IA just to start with and see the damage the 100% monopoly given to "commanding heights" has caused. If we had given the equipment market to ITI we would have to wait for a mobile connection until Kingdom comes, just like we waited f...
by Adrija
09 May 2009 22:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 1307
Views: 161159

Re: Indian Interests

Just finished reading the book "The Next 100 Years" by the Stratfor guy (George Friedman). Interesting, but I wanted to share with Rakshaks the very lucent articulation of the US' interests... am posting some extracts here (Bradmins, if this violates copyright, please delete, but even in t...
by Adrija
19 Apr 2009 20:06
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 359733

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)

I know it's very fashionable to curse the first 30 years of Indian economic planning (ISI/ 5 yr plans/ blah blah), but if we had not done that, perhaps the outcome would have been very very similar to Brazil/ Argentina- a deeply unequal society with extremely high Gini co-efficients, and leadership ...
by Adrija
11 Apr 2009 09:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PRC Political News & Discussions
Replies: 847
Views: 153801

Re: PRC Political News & Discussions

Came across some news last night which wanted to confirm- supposedly the CCP has imposed a 1 year draft to all university graduates, which is utilized largely for indoctrination purposes. This was done after the Tiananmen (sp?) incident, when the Party realized the importance of increasing its hold ...
by Adrija
21 Mar 2009 18:08
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 365550

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

The "global savings imbalance" spout is pretty much BS....... reality is that the world- led by the US consumer- pretty much overconsumed above sustainable levels. This excess demand was fueled/ supported by cheap credit, and the economic gurus, thought that level of demand was sustainable...

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