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by sudarshan
07 Jan 2021 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3481
Views: 365758

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Delhi-ites still not bothered? Talk about "land acquisition" for real estate.
by sudarshan
06 Jan 2021 09:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 2027
Views: 185366

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Call this fifth point "5." In the above figure, put the fifth point in the pink region. 2, 3, 4, and 5 are guaranteed to form a convex quad (i.e., pick any three of these four points, it will instantly be seen that the fourth is outside the triangle formed by the other three). Put the fift...
by sudarshan
06 Jan 2021 09:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 2027
Views: 185366

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

The important thing to note is, that any of the pink regions are equivalent with any of the other; any of the grey regions are equivalent with any of the other; and any of the blue regions are equivalent with any of the other. I.e., by flipping or rotating the triangle, whatever is said about the ca...
by sudarshan
06 Jan 2021 09:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 2027
Views: 185366

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Amber G., you might know about the "happy ending problem" which was described in the book on Erdos. Let me pose it here. Given five points in general position in a plane, i.e. no three points form a straight line, prove that there is always a convex quadrilateral. The problem was given to...
by sudarshan
06 Jan 2021 06:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 2027
Views: 185366

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Gamow seems to have been quite the clown. I remember a story of his, about some trip (sorry, details are hazy, read a couple of his books long ago) where he and family were going horse-riding. Gamow being like 6'3" and pretty big, had a hard time finding a horse to carry him. One was found thou...
by sudarshan
06 Jan 2021 04:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3481
Views: 365758

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

...And why immediately jump to BJP as solution... What's your solution? **** One potential response when people unreasoningly blame Modi for everything - play along, take it to ridiculous lengths. Like if I stub my toe - it is Modi's fault for not building that road right. If food is too hot - Modi...
by sudarshan
06 Jan 2021 02:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 2027
Views: 185366

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

The thing I know about Hans Bethe is that George Gamow once played a practical joke (which I remember reading either in Gamow's own book, or in somebody else's book when he was talking about Gamow). Apparently Gamow wrote a paper with one Alpher and Hans Bethe. And tried to pass it off as the "...
by sudarshan
06 Jan 2021 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3481
Views: 365758

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

That Tapan Misra story is incredible. I don't think a scientist of his caliber, seniority would make up such a story. Or is he sick, and suffering from some delusions. The thought of delusions briefly flitted across my mind, but it seems very unlikely. The details he provides are all verifiable (do...
by sudarshan
06 Jan 2021 00:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3481
Views: 365758

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Not his fault sir, that is how both see women. Its give and take for him a transaction, Sunanda was also a transaction which ended up in tragedy Give and take is a step up in these cases. If (rhetorical) you have, all your life, only been taking from women, and if further, you are an egomaniac who,...
by sudarshan
05 Jan 2021 04:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3481
Views: 365758

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

2. The temples should be run by practicing Hindus only (though this would be difficult to verify). There is no need to verify that they are practicing Hindus in private life. They don't even have to be. What is really needed is - that these individuals should, in a public avowal, reject the notion ...
by sudarshan
04 Jan 2021 08:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 306631

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Is there any kind of popular outrage, at least in AP or neighboring TG? News cycles show the usual fake noise and blame games among the politicians. Apparently 12 people have been finally arrested (who probably have nothing to do with it, and who will probably be declared mentally disturbed and rele...
by sudarshan
03 Jan 2021 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3640
Views: 778496

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I guess that's the difference between India and China. China has no compunctions taking over Tibet, whose population hates them. Not to mention swallowing pieces of Nepal, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Russia.... Most of India's problem with China is because of a border which only exists, because China has no...
by sudarshan
03 Jan 2021 05:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3481
Views: 365758

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://imgur.com/4ftvPqs.png new game in the town X-post from Chinavirus thread. OK, so if this vaccine is successful, BJP should take full credit for the vaccine as its own personal invention (patent pending), since the opposition has openly and officially certified it as being "BJP's vaccin...
by sudarshan
03 Jan 2021 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 306631

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

The archakas expression says it all. Complete and utter disbelief at the act, a near total incomprehension of who could hold such hatred. Nothing against the good archaka, and my heartfelt sympathies and condolences to him. But yes, his expression (didn't look at the picture, don't think I can take...
by sudarshan
01 Jan 2021 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3481
Views: 365758

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Saini ji, I was talking about a relatively temporary measure to change the ground reality. If the state finds that temple funds are drying up, then it would be easier to bring in the legislation to hand over control to Hindus. In the meantime, as Hindus get more involved with temple seva on a regula...
by sudarshan
01 Jan 2021 07:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3481
Views: 365758

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ True. But then my mom keeps saying - why do we keep foolishly pouring money into temples and gold-plating them? Just so the next set of invaders can get tempted by the sight of blazing gold kalashas/ gopurams again? Unfortunately, the invaders never left. However, it's possible to educate, making ...
by sudarshan
01 Jan 2021 04:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1414348

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Hindus should, as far as possible, stop donating to temples, at least for the present. Find ways to organize local youth as volunteers for upkeep or restoration, or service/ guard duty. The youth also develop a sense of ownership that way. Pujari salaries are tricky, going unofficial on those will i...
by sudarshan
01 Jan 2021 02:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1414348

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The walls of the dining hall at the temple are covered with gruesome paintings of decapitations and other horrors that Indian Moguls once used to suppress the Sikhs. Alongside the paintings are modern photographs showing Sikh separatist warriors in India brandishing AK-47's and other assault weapon...
by sudarshan
28 Dec 2020 19:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1414348

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Questions based on some of the posts above: 1. Does one really need billions (of $ I presume) to fund these protests? Seems rather excessive. 2. If billions are really being transferred from abroad into India, for whatever reason, is that going to be a significant GDP boost? Especially if those bill...
by sudarshan
26 Dec 2020 02:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1414348

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Can you give an example as to where electricity or fertilizers are subsidized to 1/20 of open market prices? Not to speak for the guy, but I think what he said was that the price was 1/20th of what it is in *rich nations.* And that this is due to PPP calculations. I don't think he was saying "...
by sudarshan
26 Dec 2020 00:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1414348

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

the govt is using the rope-a-dope tactic used by Muhammad Ali :mrgreen: a boxing tactic of pretending to be trapped against the ropes, goading an opponent to throw tiring ineffective punches. Had to look that up, hope that's true. In other news, it seems Dr. Patil has written a book and is trying t...
by sudarshan
25 Dec 2020 23:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1414348

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Great. Snap power to cellphone towers and there by affecting thousands of students and businesses that relies on internet to function ! We seem to have perfected the art of cutting off the nose to spite the face. Does this affect Delhi? If so - goody! Apparently they are indifferent to the traffic ...
by sudarshan
24 Dec 2020 06:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 2027
Views: 185366

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Apart from spelling the word Math and doing basic BODMAS, I humbly bow to all the math gurus in this thread. Me too (never thought to do this before, maybe I'd have learned more if I had). I never post here, but I saw this tweet and thought it may interest you guys. I have zero idea of many of the ...
by sudarshan
23 Dec 2020 02:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1414348

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

+1 I always tell my non-indian friends that bollywood is full of hindu nationalists so don't buy their movies etc it resonates extremely well :rotfl: Good one, I like reverse pisko :). Other opportunities for reverse pisko abound. For example, on an article decrying the "Hindoo nationalists&qu...
by sudarshan
19 Dec 2020 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 34470

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

If it is (supposedly) fair to refer to anything positive from India (not specifically referring to Harris here), and anything negative from India's neighborhood, as "South Asian," then it should also be fair to refer to the moon landings as a "North American" achievement, and to ...
by sudarshan
18 Dec 2020 08:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1414348

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Something to do with how easy it would be to deliberately contaminate a mask? Same applies to food and water though....
by sudarshan
18 Dec 2020 03:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1414348

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ Thanks, yes, actual implementation of CAA has been lagging. As for the SC having something to say on the siege of Delhi - when are Delhites going to say something on that? They seem perfectly ok with it. The Shaheenbagh and CAA riots may not have reversed the laws but the engineered movement by BI...
by sudarshan
18 Dec 2020 01:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1414348

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

If the Govt climbs down now (or "hold off" on the Farm Law implementation), then it will come across as being toothless. First CAA, now this (not to forget Sterlite protests etc). The #BreakingIndia forces would've tasted blood twice and would have finally found a formula that works. Did ...
by sudarshan
13 Dec 2020 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5328
Views: 656494

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Hi: am using IE terminology because the data supporting the assertion that "Indian and most European languages belong to a family" is quite strong (though individual languages may vary in the strength of affinity) So if I understand correctly - Indian and European languages *are* related,...
by sudarshan
12 Dec 2020 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5328
Views: 656494

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Prem Kumar ji, why are you also using the "IE" terminology? @hanumadu ji: In many European languages, nouns are taught together with the definite article. For example, the German word for chair being "Stuhl," but is always presented as "Der Stuhl." So if you asked a Ger...
by sudarshan
11 Dec 2020 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10094
Views: 1172791

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

chola wrote:^^^ False positive for HIV?! Little wonder they abandoned that one. It would scare the public to death and no one would take it.


So there would be some basis for the report by Indian scientists of HIV gene sequences being found in this virus?
by sudarshan
11 Dec 2020 09:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5328
Views: 656494

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Yes, Tamil even classifies the consonants as "vallinam, mellinam, and idaiyinam" (meaning - strong, soft, and intermediate), depending on the effort needed to pronounce them, basically, place of articulation (don't know which is glottal/ palatal etc. - I'm not familiar with those terms). T...
by sudarshan
11 Dec 2020 09:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10094
Views: 1172791

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Active infections down to ~375,000 in India. I remember the peak around 1.05 million a couple of months ago. This indicates that the reservoir for the virus is dwindling, so dropping case load is not a surprise. The number might not be accurate, but the trend is what matters. As for serious infectio...
by sudarshan
08 Dec 2020 20:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5328
Views: 656494

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

words in English have spelling & pronunciation. Telugu, Hindi, Samskrith do not have either. Agree in general, but didn't get the above bit. I think you meant to say - in English, spelling and pronunciation aren't consistent or one-to-one, whereas in Indian languages they mostly are? In Tamil, ...
by sudarshan
08 Dec 2020 20:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10094
Views: 1172791

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In any case, emerging theory is, if one has had 'cold similar to corona', chances of one catching Corona are less and if one does catch it, it is not severe. Wasn't a much derided Leader saying the same thing? As to USA, my conjecture is .. the uber ubiquitous flu shots just before the onset of win...
by sudarshan
07 Dec 2020 07:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1414348

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

vimal wrote:The one painting in the cartoon looks like Arnab.


Good catch! Got to hand it to them though, being the instigators, and also being first off the bat to portray the whole thing to suit themselves. Definitely preplanned to a good level of detail.
by sudarshan
07 Dec 2020 01:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1414348

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Hope it's not modeled on the Pentagon :-? .
by sudarshan
07 Dec 2020 00:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 5328
Views: 656494

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Noob question, which occurred to me when typing away on another thread. Asking from a position of ignorance (but with genuine curiosity), so please go easy. With these linguistic "proofs" of AIT - would it be worthwhile pointing out the vast difference between Indian scripts, and other scr...
by sudarshan
07 Dec 2020 00:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 952
Views: 202033

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

Actually, even the Greek alphabet came from the Phoenician alphabet. Greek alphabet is also a modified version of the Phoenician alphabet, which is of Asian origin - comes from the Syria-Lebanon area. I looked it up, and you're right. Good point to keep in mind. I don't push too far on language iss...
by sudarshan
06 Dec 2020 19:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1414348

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Now another parivar is in Delhi. If the previous parivar ensured benefits flow only to few states - THis parivar even worse in ensuring benefits only go to corporates which are even few in number. Previous parivar - okay. What is this "new parivar?" Do you mean the Sangh Parivar? Else it ...

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