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by Adrija
15 Mar 2009 13:09
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (June 8 2008)
Replies: 2768
Views: 363664

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

Gurulog, was the Economic Survey 2008-09 tabled at all in February this year? Somehow the nicbudget.nic.in website seems to have only the 2007-8 Survey. If so, grateful if someone could point out the relevant link Actually looking for savings and/or investment/ GDP ratio and ICOR information.... in ...
by Adrija
25 Aug 2008 11:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 1307
Views: 163638

Re: Indian Interests - 7

Thanks IVikas.... guess I missed it. What a pity, would have been a really good thing if done properly :cry: . Incidentally, the review of the translated Buddhacarita (Asvagosha) by these guys was positively gushing in Time magazine (that's how I first came across Clay). Actually there are a lot of ...
by Adrija
24 Aug 2008 19:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 1307
Views: 163638

Re: Indian Interests - 7

Bhai log, came across this

http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org/index.php

Does anyone know of the people behind this? Any of Wendy's children, or her influence? Just wanted to check before spending monies on these guys....

TIA
by Adrija
13 Aug 2008 11:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 131602

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

Satya, The English also saw such market dreams when they launched the first Anglo-China war or AKA Opium war in 1840s. The results of the Nanking treaty are to be seen now. After the English its the US that sees them as consumers Read "The China Dream" by someone called Studwell (sp?), he...
by Adrija
12 May 2008 12:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1060
Views: 158535

Bhailog, does anybody know the formula for mErlang calculation, and how to link it to subscriber capacity (asuming a particular calling pattern)?

TIA
by Adrija
20 Apr 2008 22:34
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 71528

but Indians are generally not interested in their history, whether it was recorded or not. There are very few Indian historians who are willing to frame history in a novel format for the lay person and from my father's experience in India, he said a few of them are reading Western versions (Western...
by Adrija
20 Apr 2008 22:04
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Distorted History - Causes, Consequences and Remedies
Replies: 320
Views: 71528

Keshav wrote India doesn't seem interested in history or recording its own history. That is so completely not true. We have literally tones of recorded material, all of which record our kingships, culture, literature, art, etc, it is just that these are not in the currently accepted sense- the weste...
by Adrija
19 Apr 2008 21:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011
Replies: 1219
Views: 97221

Just finished reading "Colossus", Niall Ferguson's book about the American empire. Interesting one, compares the British Raj to the American one and concludes that the major reason for the Iraq misadventure is the lack of an ICS-like corps of citizens willing to settle and administer for t...
by Adrija
20 Mar 2008 14:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2412
Views: 312246

Re the Alexander invasion and lack of its reference in Arthahastra, I read long back (on the net) that the actual date of Chandragupta Maurya was ~1500 BC, and the Chandragupta referred to in the post-Alexander period is actually Chandragupta Vikramaditya (currently placed by gora history in ~AD 400...
by Adrija
04 Mar 2008 18:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 1307
Views: 163638

I have preserved this article from Indian Express .... quite old, but worth a read. Am posting in full for everyone to read. Apologies if posted before Najid Hussain The race of fanaticism I have great admiration and respect for Hinduism, because I regard the principles of Hinduism as some of the be...
by Adrija
10 Jan 2008 10:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 1307
Views: 163638

Indian state at the top of the list should not be anti-Hindu. This critieria itself is not fulfilled. Acharya- garu, neti-neti alone will not be sufficient, don't think anybody disagrees with that....... the question is not just about nirguns , one must define the gunas as well, no? ShauryaT, hope ...
by Adrija
09 Jan 2008 11:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 1307
Views: 163638

Addressing questions of this nature, will allow a constructive debate and will seek to evolve the Indian/Hindu/Dharmic thought at a societal level. Questioning the basis of existing structures in the light of Dharmic thought would be an appropriate level of debate and learning. IMO. What exactly do...
by Adrija
31 Dec 2007 13:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2393
Views: 290065

We're spending too much time on Botox bebe's pest-e-shaheedization :D .. here's soemthing else for the gurus to read

http://specials.rediff.com/yearend/2007/dec/31yrforeign2.htm

Ensoi
by Adrija
28 Dec 2007 14:25
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2005/2006/2007
Replies: 404
Views: 103105

Guha's book on post-independence India is definitely worth a read, if one ignores the Macualay-ite overlay visible at times

Reading Greenspan right now. Fairly muted about India, has rational reasons to I suppose........ fairly bullish on China.
by Adrija
16 Dec 2007 18:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1341
Views: 243684

Worth a read....... brought tears to my eyes....... glad not every Indian journo is a DDM

http://tinyurl.com/2naphx
by Adrija
23 Mar 2007 00:42
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 3
Replies: 338
Views: 63912

So Rakesh -

......
Do you support this?


Aren't we exceeding some boundaries here, please?
by Adrija
22 Mar 2007 23:02
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 3
Replies: 338
Views: 63912

Arun_S, the heaven/ hell of Christian belief is quite different from Swarg/ Narak in SD..... lots of differences actually, but the main one is that souls in Christianity are judged and assigned to eternal heaven/ hell (as the case may be) by God, whereas these are transient states in the cycle of re...
by Adrija
16 Mar 2007 21:09
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 2
Replies: 327
Views: 65604

imo, over time, "hindu" beliefs have diluted to essentially mean just these three things today..

1. sarma dharma samabhava
2. ahimsa

3. satyameva jayate


These are IMHO not core things to SD, particulary Ahimsa........ if I have to take a stab, it would be Nishkaam Karma
by Adrija
16 Mar 2007 03:40
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 2
Replies: 327
Views: 65604

Johann, thanks for the responses, will reply tomorrow sometime?

Just as a counterpoint, Afghanistan was solidly Buddhist but that did not stop it from becoming Islamic

More later

Cheers
by Adrija
16 Mar 2007 02:05
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

Toes, where in the Wikipedia article does it say that this is what accounts for the balance ~49% in S Korea?
by Adrija
16 Mar 2007 01:54
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

No affiliation 49%? :rotfl: Who exactly are they fooling? Even if one assumes that to be correct, is it not a fact that Christian conversions are a recent (post WW-II) phenomenon? Even 26% from 0 is quite a growth.... Suspiciously coinciding with American presence there, eh? Anyways, would it be oka...
by Adrija
16 Mar 2007 01:41
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

It all starts with a belief that you dont have what it takes to survive. So do you suggest that Indian society do nothing? Evangelical Christianity's challenge to Hinduism is quite different from that of Islam, but they are not going to win over India, let alone the world. Care to expand? Both inte...
by Adrija
16 Mar 2007 01:28
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

And what makes you assume that that intiution cannot come from Bhakti?

Ah well, never mind... useless to discuss if one refuses to get off a high horse
by Adrija
16 Mar 2007 01:21
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

Johann, the current terms of our public discourse do not allow us to do that. Anything in Sanskrit, or from ancient India, evne if on secular subjects is termed religious/ Hindu. In fact, someday you should read a good translation of the hymns which are enunciated at the time of the fire ceremony in...
by Adrija
16 Mar 2007 01:13
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

Prem, I am aware of that, just want to point out that the route to AWARENESS (gyan) can either be intellectual or emotional (bhakti)... there is no right or wrong/ better or worse, simply what one suits the individual concerned Non- judgement of others (and their paths) is an essential component of ...
by Adrija
16 Mar 2007 01:00
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

what kind of knowledge/ educaiton exactly are you referring to?

being 100% educated did not prevent S Korea from Christianity becmoning the largest religion within one generation
by Adrija
16 Mar 2007 00:49
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

S Valkan, happy to take this offline if you so prefer........ there are innumerable examples (Mira, Ramana Maharishi, Chaitanya mahaprabhu, etc).......... if Shankara says so, its good enough for me, you are welcome to term it whatever makes you comfortable :wink:
by Adrija
16 Mar 2007 00:37
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

Mrig Trishna, we already have the essense but looking for it in outwardly because of Avidya, ignornace .Dont need no God . IIRC, this was explained by Patanjali in Yogasutra.... termed "God/ ishwar" as a vidhi - tool Also, in a different manner by Buddha, which is IMO incorrectly interpre...
by Adrija
16 Mar 2007 00:36
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

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by Adrija
16 Mar 2007 00:29
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

There I differ from you 8)
by Adrija
16 Mar 2007 00:18
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

Didn't say that it was anything wrong, actually......... it is also an equally valid part to God/ Brahman, as per Shankara in fact (Bhaja Govindam, IIRC) Was not aware that sin is not a Judaic concept, thanks for that info... don't know much about Judaism in fact, need to correct that sometime hopef...
by Adrija
16 Mar 2007 00:17
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

repeat, del
by Adrija
15 Mar 2007 23:38
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

Raju, my bad.......... I should not be cribbing about matters already decided, so this is my last post on this particular topic it would be difficult to decide on what is defined by Hindu thought, as it is not a revealed theology...... one can find scriptures to justify practically any metaphysical ...
by Adrija
15 Mar 2007 23:20
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

Simplification already exists- all the gods and festivals are meant to highlight various concepts at a level of the indriyas- the 5 senses Actually, one of the issues I had with this thread was precisely this- Bharat Rakshak should not be in the business of explaining religious concepts......... it ...
by Adrija
15 Mar 2007 22:59
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

Correct. My bad :oops: careless usage of words. It is ego which makes us think that our selves are different from Brahman. The examples given to illustate this, IIRC, was that of trhe potter and pot, and a thick cloth covering the light of a lamp which makes us think all is dark.... the cloth coveri...
by Adrija
15 Mar 2007 22:22
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

To Valkan's post above, that is the fundamental difference between SD and Christian/ Islam (not sure of Judaism but think that is where is comes from)- in these religions once CANNOT aspire to be one with God, whereas that is the fundamental precept of SD. Another difference, in context to the previ...
by Adrija
15 Mar 2007 21:30
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

The concept of monotheism (or to be more accurate pantheism- one can worship the all-encompassing in any way) is fairly well explained in the Katha Upanishad as well Disclaimer- Advaita interpretation. I believe the same text is interpreted by Madava as well but am personally not familiar with that ...
by Adrija
15 Mar 2007 20:53
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 1
Replies: 342
Views: 65952

A statue of Pasupatinath is amongst the harappa finds

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