Search found 1813 matches

by sudarshan
06 Dec 2020 03:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 952
Views: 201745

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

^ No response yet? The point is - the European (and by extension - American/ Australian etc.) narrative on Xtianity is self-serving, and masks some truths which are extremely uncomfortable to them. A little bit of needling on it will cause great khujli. The needling can take the form of a blatant pr...
by sudarshan
06 Dec 2020 03:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9910
Views: 1156941

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^ OK thanks, just checking.
by sudarshan
06 Dec 2020 03:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9910
Views: 1156941

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

srai wrote:Image


Could you also post the source?
by sudarshan
06 Dec 2020 03:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9910
Views: 1156941

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

200,000+ more deaths forecasted by April .. Yes, some models (reputable) show, *unless we change* this could be more than 5 Million deaths. Is this projection for the US alone, or for the world? If it is for the US, that would imply (with a population of 330 million) an Infection Fatality Rate (not...
by sudarshan
05 Dec 2020 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 952
Views: 201745

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

pravula wrote:Romans were very much around...


Thanks! That would be the trap. The European Romans were doing - what - to Jesus?
by sudarshan
05 Dec 2020 08:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 952
Views: 201745

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

^ Yay, I like :). There's a lot more that India could be talking about though. Europeans and Americans like to see themselves as some kind of beacons of religion and culture. They are anything but. The Abrahamic traditions are all Asian. When it comes to religion, there is no "western vs. easte...
by sudarshan
05 Dec 2020 07:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 952
Views: 201745

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

X-post from mil thread (why was this posted there in the first place)? about time this happened: https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/india-says-unga-fails-to-acknowledge-rising-hatred-violence-against-buddhism-hinduism-sikhism-669103 Calling out the "selectivity" at the United Nations i...
by sudarshan
02 Dec 2020 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9910
Views: 1156941

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^ Therefore, if somebody claims that case counts are massively underreported, that would be a *positive* thing, since the fatality rate would be that much lower. A point which will almost certainly be missed by those "analysts." BTW, the positivity fraction in the US, which was dropping fo...
by sudarshan
29 Nov 2020 22:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412789

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This was fast. UP registers 1st case under anti-conversion law in Bareilly https://www.rediff.com/news/report/up-registers-1st-case-under-anti-conversion-law/20201129.htm Now all that the brave dad has to do is to hold off the raging mob of 10,000 until the police get there. This is unfortunately t...
by sudarshan
22 Nov 2020 23:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412789

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The IPS officer was confused as she was looking for theological justification for firecrackers. A book certification. Hinduism doesn't work like that. When did Kumbh mela and Ujjaini start? As a living faith, its up to us, collectively to add additional traditions as long as they fit in with the or...
by sudarshan
22 Nov 2020 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9910
Views: 1156941

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Still, I see a flatenning of the new cases at -5000 a day. At one point there was a steep decrease of almost -18000 a day. Too good to continue. Now, I hear there will be Tungabhdra Pushakaralu where hundreds of thousands will congregate (over 10,000 govt officials are on duty) over 11 days from No...
by sudarshan
22 Nov 2020 05:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9910
Views: 1156941

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^ Maybe plain common sense. Steam inhalation can add to water-logging in lungs in case of pneumonia, and a borderline pass patient can become an outright fail that way. When the patient is already drowning (in h** own fluids), it makes no sense to supply more fluid on top of that. I believe, early o...
by sudarshan
22 Nov 2020 05:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412789

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

But, as others have pointed out, Twitter is not a place for gentle and kindly disputation. The customers are there to see sledging, bodyline bowling and mankading. If you don’t do that, and just play like the 20th century Indian cricket team, you will have 2 followers, one of whom wants you to try ...
by sudarshan
21 Nov 2020 10:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412789

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

M. Banerjee could well do something similar to the Shiv Sena (though not exactly the same thing). That might be her preferred and least risky option. I.e., pretend to contest separately, let Owaisi do his thing, and then team up with him after the polls. It might just work to sucker the Hindus again.
by sudarshan
21 Nov 2020 10:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9910
Views: 1156941

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

A week or two after Navratri, I pointed out the trend, that the drop in daily infections and death rates in India, had hit a pause button. It started declining again about a week or two after that. Now it's a week after Deepavali, and the trend is in the upwards direction again. As I mentioned earli...
by sudarshan
19 Nov 2020 20:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 65097

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

As we ‘watch’ the U.S. election outcome today, Some may also like to see how a seasoned Ghanaian journalist decided to cover U.S. election like the Western media tends to cover ours in India as well as in Africa. Wow, truly kudos to that writer. All of it is undeniably factual, good journalistic re...
by sudarshan
15 Nov 2020 06:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412789

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ OK I should have known. But that association was practically a non-event otherwise.
by sudarshan
15 Nov 2020 06:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412789

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Deepavali was 14th, and isn't it telling that nobody seems to have remembered the other association with that date! Even the congis didn't bring it up.

If you have to think about it, that's a very good thing by itself :).
by sudarshan
15 Nov 2020 05:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy Diwali!
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: Happy Diwali!

Hope it's ok for an "s" member to post in this thread.

Happy Deepavali all!
by sudarshan
13 Nov 2020 08:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Biden Presidency impacts on India
Replies: 256
Views: 34430

Re: Biden Presidency impacts on India

Which means, if RAW had something on the guy, he'd melt? Now why can't India do something like that?
by sudarshan
09 Nov 2020 23:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412789

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Primus ji, I managed to read and even understand a good bit of that, so my Hindi must be improving. If there's such a long term plan, we'll just have to wait and see. In the short term, folks (such as the ones I hinted at) are going to get frightened.
by sudarshan
09 Nov 2020 22:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412789

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

@hanumadu - hope so, am certainly much interested in how this turns out (not for academic reasons either).

@asgkhan - <reply to needless post deleted>
by sudarshan
09 Nov 2020 22:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412789

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Modi/Shah just imposed strict FCRA restrictions. They are going after that Yohanan guy of Believers Church or something for FCRA violations. They are going after the root of the ecosystem as they should instead of handling individual cases. No body has time for that. Things have come a long way in ...
by sudarshan
09 Nov 2020 21:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412789

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

... For starters, donate to Ekal, HAF, OpIndia, Swarajya, TAG TV, VRA, Infinity Foundation, all the Dharmic institutions that are struggling to get the message across. Easy to talk, but do the walk, put your money where your mouth is. One can blame leadership all we like, but it helps to look at ou...
by sudarshan
09 Nov 2020 21:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412789

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

When is a nationalist ecosystem going to shape up in India? When the cover is supplied. The left ecosystem has thousands upon thousands of ground workers. Most of those workers are just as cowardly, selfish, and motivated by self-preservation as the potential nationalist workers. But those left syst...
by sudarshan
09 Nov 2020 20:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412789

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

For the restless Indics, start local groups, go to municipal office, check out municipal schools. Everything is not top down. Infact, most things are ground up. Start doing work like the hard working Karyakartas. Security and reasonable political cover are most certainly top-down. If that is priori...
by sudarshan
09 Nov 2020 00:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9910
Views: 1156941

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Fascinating that Trump's rallies are able to make such an impact, and protestors/revellers gathered together in the 1000s make none. Must be another one of those flat earth type theories wonlee. Obviously education alone is not the prerequisite for common sense. Not sure who made that claim (the bo...
by sudarshan
08 Nov 2020 10:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1412789

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ Thank you! Made my week. Had to read two or three times to make sure I was reading right. Initially didn't get some of the words (Gilgit Baltistan/ Aksai Chin etc.) since those don't show up that often in Tamil script. The word pannistan is very telling :shock: - some BRFite? Oh BTW, I've been pro...
by sudarshan
08 Nov 2020 03:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9910
Views: 1156941

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

If you are in Chicago and have a fire emergency but expect a fire engine from downtown DC then you may as well just use the fire to fry a marshmallow. I think this sums it up right here. So rather than - let's say - making sure the path is clear for the fire engine; keeping gawkers away; encouragin...
by sudarshan
08 Nov 2020 01:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9910
Views: 1156941

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I was responding to the repeated allegations that 230k people died of covid because of Trump administration's decisions. It is a uniquely US/India thing to politicize everything where as one never hears about how Belgians died under Alenxander De Croo or Swedes under Stefan Lofven or French deaths ...
by sudarshan
07 Nov 2020 21:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9910
Views: 1156941

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Ambar ji, here's the deal. Pick one point at a time. Let's say - "the dynamics of the pandemic are correlated with the flu season." Look at the data - does the data support or deny this? I don't care about what the media said, or Trump said, or what anybody else said - I'm talking of plots...
by sudarshan
07 Nov 2020 07:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9910
Views: 1156941

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I am saying lockdowns and masks are a state subject in US as is in India. Europe imposed strict lockdowns and masks, lockdowns ended, ,cases dropped to negligible levels throughout the summer. It has now exploded in the entire western hemisphere including the US, US is relatively low compared to it...
by sudarshan
06 Nov 2020 22:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9910
Views: 1156941

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Let's go one or two points at a time. If I understand correctly what you wrote above:

* Lockdowns and masking (behavior patterns) have nothing to do with it
* It is a natural dynamic, driven by flu season

Did I get it right so far?
by sudarshan
06 Nov 2020 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9910
Views: 1156941

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The serious uptick in cases in western countries is being driven by the onset of winter flu season and more and more young people becoming carriers. Similarly anyone who was in India during the peak Jul to Sept flu season and had stepped out of affluent neighborhoods would know the daily living con...
by sudarshan
06 Nov 2020 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9910
Views: 1156941

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

X-post from US elections thread Meanwhile daily covid cases 11/4/20 USA 108352, India 50465 11/5/20 USA 118319, India 47622 Trump done in by China Virus. People who do not believe in Science die by it. He almost did :roll: and I don't believe he's out of the woods there yet (covid I mean), especiall...
by sudarshan
06 Nov 2020 09:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 65097

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

The MI thing seems like an honest error, which was corrected within 20 minutes. Most of the other sites I looked at are behind paywalls, so I'm posting the couple I could find which are unrestricted: https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/11/4/21549710/biden-michigan-votes-trump-retweet-election-map https:...
by sudarshan
06 Nov 2020 08:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 65097

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Georgia seems practically even now, with Trump holding a lead <2,500.

Al Amak al Sirrah it is.
by sudarshan
06 Nov 2020 03:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 65097

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

Of course fraud happens, but the above graphs do not show fraud, they seem pretty reasonable to me. This sounds like the flat-earther arguments about "I've never seen a video of the ISS (International Space Station) being built!" or "They tell us that the ISS moves at 5 miles EVERY SE...
by sudarshan
06 Nov 2020 02:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 65097

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/El_H_qRWMAEZonk?format=jpg&name=small These undead/ undying conspiracy theories just won't go away. I want to ask - why are people so concerned about that piddling 138,000 vote jump for Biden? Go back to the previous day, there was a much larger 5,00,000 vote jump fo...
by sudarshan
06 Nov 2020 01:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 US election results discussion
Replies: 901
Views: 65097

Re: 2020 US election results discussion

It seems to me that there are three broad phases of vote counting, though this is not done this way due to any specific law or guideline, but mostly as a practice inherited from previous elections. ... Seems like a fairly accurate summary to my amateur eyes. Meanwhile, his crony appointee Post Mast...

Go to advanced search