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by Adrija
09 Dec 2013 12:58
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 657673

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

^^^ Suraj, well put. As I think has already bene said here many times before (including by me)- the dynasty's world view is Anti-growth, and dole-based..........they believe in keeping India, and Indians, poor and handout dependent. That is the only way they stay in power....and that is how they sur...
by Adrija
09 Dec 2013 09:48
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 657673

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

I for one am really glad that BJP has indicated that it will not form a government in Delhi, as it lacks the numbers Let Fordriwal try teaming up with Congress or also decline to form the government as well, in which case Delhi goes under President's rule and has a re-election. This would be a good ...
by Adrija
08 Dec 2013 15:13
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 657673

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

BJP should use the next six months to remove the nakaab of this Fordriwal.....make transparent their sources of funding, and also their anti-national ideology beyond the Lokpal rant.......
by Adrija
08 Dec 2013 15:11
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 657673

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

BJP should form the govt in Delhi- it's 35 including the 1 SAD

BJP has the mandate now, it must govern. Fordriwal cannot be allowed to become CM.......will covert his rag-tag bunch into a proper outfit......needs to be crushed here and now
by Adrija
08 Dec 2013 14:15
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 657673

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Agree with hakim gakakkad sa'ab .....bhajapa should not form the government in Delhi unless it (+SAD) get a clear majority......let Fordriwal form the govt with Congi help or let it be a re-poll The worrying part is that the youth seem to have been immune to BJP appeal and logic and have failed to s...
by Adrija
05 Dec 2013 15:03
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 657673

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Can they change parties after elections ? IIRC, as per the Anti-Defection Act, individual MLAs/ MPs cannot, but think the law states that if more than 2/3rd of a party's members in parliament split then it is a split, not defection, and hence allowed (as per amended act, 91st Amendment I think) so ...
by Adrija
04 Dec 2013 21:30
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 657673

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

Spoke to a few voters in Delhi.....the youth seem to have almost completely voted for the AAP guys..........that is what may be driving the extra-ordinary voter turnout.....

very worrying........and what a complete waste!!
by Adrija
15 Nov 2013 22:04
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 30660

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

Who is the elder of the two? Kartikeya Vinayaka Interesting enough question- if one is to go by the story of Vinayaka's birth, then at the time parvati created Vinayak (vi + nayak= born without a father), then Kartikeya was already the leader of the Ganas, and hence the elder one But it seems the t...
by Adrija
08 Oct 2013 11:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Buddhism - Socio Political Contributions
Replies: 444
Views: 15073

Re: Buddhism - Socio Political Contributions

Adi Shankara's Maya-vaada is quite similar to shunyavada of nagarjuna. Atri mahashya, have you read this book- this was the first instance in which I came across Sh Adi Shankaracharya being accused of being a neo-Buddhist.........did not understand fully then but thanks to you now have a better ide...
by Adrija
04 Oct 2013 13:25
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274617

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

who else is also getting the feeling that Sanku-ji is actually LKA :evil: :twisted:
by Adrija
27 Sep 2013 12:55
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012
Replies: 3973
Views: 134791

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012

Yes.......I must admit I was a bit sceptical when he was appointed, but his Policy has addressed quite a few of my fears.......has bene quite good in fact Of course, as you mentioned, his influence is limited to the monetary side, but if he continues to retain his courage of conviction/ clarity of t...
by Adrija
25 Sep 2013 22:07
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012
Replies: 3973
Views: 134791

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012

Excellent analysis, gakakkad saheb India is suffering from supply constraints, which things like NREGA do nothing to solve, in fact make worse....so the correct thing would have to use all these programs to create rural and urban infrastructure........that would have led to both short term improveme...
by Adrija
25 Sep 2013 16:32
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274617

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

gents, the DDM ducks are quietly lining up to start quacking :mrgreen: http://www.firstpost.com/politics/bhopal-live-modis-warns-delhi-sultanate-against-bjp-aandhi-1132687.html The party, effectively, countered two strong allegations against them. One, that the party is divided by personal and hence...
by Adrija
24 Sep 2013 08:26
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012
Replies: 3973
Views: 134791

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012

Adrija: Thanks for the great set of posts on taxation.


Thanks Suraj....
by Adrija
23 Sep 2013 21:34
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012
Replies: 3973
Views: 134791

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012

Gents, there are multiple considerations one needs to manage while looking at the taxation regime: • Should tax on income, not assets........for a lot of people their house is the single largest asset but is self-occupied i.e. non cash generating. So any tax would pose a significant cash burden. So ...
by Adrija
23 Sep 2013 18:17
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012
Replies: 3973
Views: 134791

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012

Gents, 1. Any talk of abolishing Income Tax is just absurd- it is the only progressive tax out there as someone has already said. ANY form of expenditure tax hurts the poor disproportionately.......abolishing Income tax is making the poor subsidize the rich. And abolishing Income tax makes absolutel...
by Adrija
17 Sep 2013 10:46
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections
Replies: 20723
Views: 657673

Re: Statewide and National runup to 2014 General elections

^^^

Dishaji, the A in KHAM originally stood for Ahir........it was Madhavsinh Solanki's combination in GJ in the 80s- Kshatriya, Harijan, Ahir Muslim
by Adrija
16 Sep 2013 09:48
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274617

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

We need to make it a rule that only followers of Indic religions can hold senior Govt positions.


To second Rahul M's response- terrible idea of KJoishy ji..........not worthy of BRF IMVVVHO

Patriotism != any one religion. We should be the foremost in clarifying that......
by Adrija
15 Sep 2013 08:49
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274617

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Jingoes, you can hear Sh Narendra Modi's speech at Ex-Servicemen rally, Rewari today, @ 11:30 am India time by dialling 022-45014501
by Adrija
13 Sep 2013 21:21
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274617

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

HAR HAR MAHADEV!! Namo Namah!

Jai Hind!!
by Adrija
12 Sep 2013 16:08
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274617

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

What is the reason behind all this manana & samjhana of LKA? With no reference to the merits of his current position- he is an elder, and has devoted his life to making BJP what it is now. We do not summarily ignore our elders, and try as best as we can to bring every one along.........upto a p...
by Adrija
09 Sep 2013 08:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011
Replies: 1219
Views: 95647

Re: Book Review Folder - 2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2013

Gents, please DO read this book, and recommend to all...........does more to clearly identify TIRP as the epicentre for global IT than all the GoI dossiers put together.... http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Kill-List-Frederick-Forsyth/dp/0593071972 Book Description Release Date: 26 Sep 2013 The Kill List:...
by Adrija
04 Sep 2013 10:22
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012
Replies: 3973
Views: 134791

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012

Agree with Arjun on this one- being able to manufacture high-end capital goods is the best index of a nation's technological sophistication. BTW, US, Japan and Germany (and even Italy, in some segments!) lead the world on this one, and this is correctly a major focus area for Chipanda Normally I wou...
by Adrija
01 Sep 2013 17:11
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274617

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Folks, diverting a bit from the Asaram bapu IED to more about "contrasting ideas of India", I have been thinking of the FSB and the BJP's- and specifically NaMo's response to it. I understand the political compulsions which make them unable to oppose it cleanly, but the whole FSB idea just...
by Adrija
29 Aug 2013 11:03
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012
Replies: 3973
Views: 134791

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012

For a rare change I agree with Vina- energy prices are the SINGLE biggest threat facing the country right now. It promotes unsustainable consumption, harms the environment, and discourages investment in the overall energy space threatening our short term fisc as well as long term energy security The...
by Adrija
29 Aug 2013 10:52
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012
Replies: 3973
Views: 134791

Re: Indian Economy - News & Discussion 27 May 2012

Can we please stop the rona-dhona about the USD:INR rate- it is long overdue, a GOOD thing, and finally, there are waaaay more things to browbeat about :mrgreen: its good as it finally corrects the massive overvaluation the rupee was suffering from (given India's lack of competitiveness and inflatio...
by Adrija
19 Aug 2013 14:35
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1274617

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Rajjubhaiyya ji was sidelined by larger than life image of ABV and LKA and clever media and poll management of Pramod Mahajan Atri ji, if I may- an additional perspective could also be about the organizational dynamics.......in the RSS hierarchy deferring to one's elders is scrupulously observed......
by Adrija
14 Aug 2013 10:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Thanks GD..........I have been jogging off and on for a long time actually, and have always been conscious of my posture (or at least, would like to think so)..........this is actually quite mysterious, has never happened before
by Adrija
14 Aug 2013 10:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Thanks a ton folks. I do a very mild incline (`1%), will stop even that and see if things improve...
by Adrija
13 Aug 2013 11:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

GD, just on the outside of my left ankle. I am overweight ( 79 kgs, 175 cm), but the shoe is reasonably new and good, one of those new fangled thin soles kind- Nike 4.0) Just for a short while, it pains on the front side of the ankle as well (actually, to be more precise the navicular/ cuneiform are...
by Adrija
13 Aug 2013 11:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 6544
Views: 32728

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

All ye running mahdis, I have been having pain just on the underside of my left ankle after jogging ~ 4 km on the treadmill........has started occurring only the last few instances (run ~ 2 times a week).......any thoughts what it can be? This pain starts a few hours after I finish and lasts for the...
by Adrija
02 Aug 2013 13:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 232929

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

^^Thanks Neela
by Adrija
01 Aug 2013 16:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 232929

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Govt support is needed for something like 15 years! Tax breaks, duty waivers on imported machinery etc . Land, water , power, roads , communication hubs, also needs to be in place. but is setting up a fab the right thing to do at this stage, or are we better off doing some other basic building bloc...
by Adrija
01 Aug 2013 08:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 232929

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Gents, thanks for all the replies. One additional bit of gyaan please- I was specifically referring to the hardware part. India is already quite well populated on the fabless side (even if it is mostly MNCs with their research centres), but what foxes me is India's inability to break into indigenous...
by Adrija
31 Jul 2013 14:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6459
Views: 340636

Re: Indian Interests

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/the-capable-state/1148856/0 Fantastic read..........worth posting in full actually.......emphasis all mine Print Close Window The capable state Gulzar Natarajan Posted online: Wed Jul 31 2013, 05:45 hrs No magic pill solution or quick fix can make up for basic admi...
by Adrija
31 Jul 2013 14:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02
Replies: 8048
Views: 232929

Re: Phone, Tablet and Gizmo Thread #0x02

Just out of curiosity- all ye hi-tech electronics hardware tek-neeki faith-fools (Neela,Mort, mahadevbhu, Raja Bose et al) - what would it take for desh to build a hi-tech hardware manufacturing cluster like Taiwan/ Unkil/ France? Are there any "core" set of areas which allow for us to be ...

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