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by sudarshan
22 Feb 2013 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2738
Views: 147680

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

Ravi_g saar, Not sure I understood everything in your post. It seems you're saying that the west came to digestion of Buddhist thoughts first, and is now trying to digest Hindu thought using its previous digestion of Buddhist thought? This previous digestion of Buddhist thought being the acceptance ...
by sudarshan
22 Feb 2013 00:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2738
Views: 147680

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

OTOH development of Axioms as sudarshan ji tried is a very important for finding common ground within dharmic traditions, but then these are not tied up to our distinctive identity, distinct from the marbles of abrahamics. Like say for example if a Hindu mentions Axiom 2 (Desires) & 3 (Karm pha...
by sudarshan
20 Feb 2013 21:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2738
Views: 147680

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

In Sage Brihadraranyaka's own words: Verily, that which is Dharma is truth. Therefore they say of a man who speaks truth, "He speaks the Dharma," or of a man who speaks the Dharma, "He speaks the Truth." Verily, both these things are the same. —(Brh. Upanishad, 1.4.14) (2) Satya...
by sudarshan
20 Feb 2013 04:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2738
Views: 147680

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

The "version you stated," Harbans ji? Are you sure that this "version" is the absolute, unadulterated truth? Or is it just the village folks' way of reconciling a sticky point in the story for themselves? Don't you want to absolutely verify the truth of this version before you p...
by sudarshan
20 Feb 2013 03:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2738
Views: 147680

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

Carl ji, i already have mentioned 3 times here that the exception to the rule is NOT the rule. I have also heard the version i stated from many village folks in the region. The eagerness to embrace the exception to the rule to suit agenda and fit one's temporal POV shows. In that your quest will on...
by sudarshan
19 Feb 2013 21:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2738
Views: 147680

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

Pranav ji, Truth as a principle cannot be given the short stick. The rule is that. Exceptions to the rule don't become the Rule and must never be made so. Always the danger lies in making the exception to the rule the rule itself. So if an entity to come into power is using untruth and deceit it wi...
by sudarshan
19 Feb 2013 06:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition
Replies: 2738
Views: 147680

Re: The Bharatiya - Identity, Vision, Agenda, Proposition

X-Post OT sudarshan ji, I have cross-posted your posts there. You are of course welcome to contribute. I also re-read your posts and there is some very strong logic in them. Thank you, saar :). But like I keep saying, this is simply my understanding of the logic of SD itself. If the logic is correct...
by sudarshan
07 Dec 2012 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1099
Views: 166142

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

There are more than two members here who have interpreted my argument as if i'm advocating a breakup of the country but that is not true. All i'm saying is that we have to recognize some elements for the sake of maintaining the confederation. Here I'm explicitly saying that north and south indians ...
by sudarshan
07 Dec 2012 02:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1099
Views: 166142

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

The reality of NE is that it is more divided than indias north and south of the 60s There is almost nothing indic about the NE other than some minor cultural practices. Very interesting observations (though I don't buy them at all). But if you really believe this, then I'm curious as to what your p...
by sudarshan
30 Oct 2012 01:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 168618

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

My point exactly, Rajesh saar. Currently it seems UK's detergent is stored mostly in Scottish islets and such. But if the UK gave up its weapons, we also have to worry about UK nukes making it into terrorist hands, due to rogue scientists and their misguided sympathies. They could use Indian assista...
by sudarshan
29 Oct 2012 21:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 168618

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

Here's one more reason for free Alba. I actually posted this in this same thread in June.

Implications of free Alba on UK new-clear detergent.

Apparently, much/most of the UK new clear detergent is in Scotland, and there are no convenient places in the rest of the UK to move this to.
by sudarshan
21 Oct 2012 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1966
Views: 270650

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Why should we pay respect to these idiots? We are paying them aren't we?? you should stop being such a slave ... it is indeed nice to be arrogant, this is the language these people understand and fear Thanks for the gratuitous advice on "stop being such a slave." Here's my gratuitous advi...
by sudarshan
20 Oct 2012 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1966
Views: 270650

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Rony wrote:That picture is simply :rotfl:


You mean MMS furtively (or not) looking at his watch while the Gillard woman drones on? Let's hope it's truly indicative of the level of respect India shows in her dealings with Aus.
by sudarshan
03 Oct 2012 19:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011
Replies: 2935
Views: 168618

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussion 9th Aug 2011

sum wrote:^^ Briturds really deserve every bamboo they get. Imagine the hungama if the hair of any other Amriki/W.European big wig had been touched by some rebel from their home land.


No need to imagine. Didn't we see it with Assange? The guy merely let out a few secrets, that's all.
by sudarshan
23 Sep 2012 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) : 24 July 2012
Replies: 2840
Views: 144466

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) : 24 July 2

Can you think of anything better to illustrate the difference between the two countries? I humbly request that this fact be included in the first page of the TSP dhaagas. The purpose of that first page is to inform about Pakistan and not to try and say how India is different. Well okay, my fault he...
by sudarshan
23 Sep 2012 02:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) : 24 July 2012
Replies: 2840
Views: 144466

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP) : 24 July 2

When once I told my Uncle that in Pakistan ,Paksitani applying for passport is required to declare that they consider ahmadis as Non Muslim. First he did not believe me and then he could't stop laughing. Stupidity displayed by Pakistanis and their patented Lahori Logic makes me wonder if the years ...
by sudarshan
15 Sep 2012 20:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 697023

Re: Internal Security Watch

I showed by AoA attack video to my wife, who is a uber sikular though gradually she is seeing the light...keep them coming. After my discussions with SHQ over the years about monotheism, its vision of world domination and uncompromising bigotry, and how the monotheists operate in relation to other ...
by sudarshan
12 Sep 2012 02:00
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 2010)
Replies: 4994
Views: 348730

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown- (Nov 28 20

The title speaks for itself, methinks. Alba & Cymru might take hints, hopefully.

Catalan Autonomy Demand in Spain.
by sudarshan
29 Aug 2012 00:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 697023

Re: Internal Security Watch

the mughalistan project just had a severe irreversible setback. me thinks, the hands were shown too early... Just what I was saying earlier, though I was saying it from gut-feel, not any real knowledge of the situation. INC tactics currently seem to be in desperation mode, including what they're do...
by sudarshan
20 Aug 2012 00:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 697023

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^^Making the problem out to be due to "BDeshis" could have its advantages, if it ever got to the point of retaliation (whether it gets there is another question). The perps are anyway "illegal BDeshis," so why expend any sympathy on them?
by sudarshan
18 Aug 2012 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 697023

Re: Internal Security Watch

Well, I did say "also" :). Just a question for you, B ji. You said Hindu voting patterns were heavily influenced by coercion by the establishment. Is the same true (in your opinion/experience) for minority voting patterns, or is religion enough of an influence on them? Just trying to under...
by sudarshan
18 Aug 2012 19:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 697023

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^^ Good points, but they don't preclude the possibility of silent demographic change under the veil of taqqiya, with the eventual installation of an individual who will then promptly reverse the entire process. I'd say we also need to expand the shuddhi movement ten- or a hundred-fold from the curr...
by sudarshan
17 Aug 2012 08:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 9599
Views: 697023

Re: Internal Security Watch

yes, I never anticipated this kind of a timeline. I still thought we had at least 5-10 more years to go before Assam and Kerala started showing signs of all out Pakistaniyat. and this kind of countrywide mobilization I certainly did not believe the Islamics were capable of at this point. I severely...
by sudarshan
01 Aug 2012 19:11
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 48804

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

sudarshan ji, I think you're on one of the right paths! Please do carry on, and formulate your axioms. I would however suggest another thread. This thread seems to be more for the purpose of discussing what is already in the scriptures, and not for constructing theories on Indic Cultural Renewal! S...
by sudarshan
01 Aug 2012 09:16
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Discussion on Indian Epics, Texts, Treatises & Kathas
Replies: 4574
Views: 48804

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

This is going to be a long post on a topic which has been of interest to me for some time. Please give it a patient read. It’s relevance to the Indian ethos may not be immediately evident, but it should be by the end of the post. Albert Einstein said – “Everything should be made as simple as possibl...
by sudarshan
24 Jul 2012 20:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 758646

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Regret == protest.So be it. Quick and fast what? Well I do not want to continue this. My last post on this. But just imagine what would have happened if a IN navy killed a US civilian. That's not hard to imagine. Their news media would have had a field day demonizing the IN. They would also have fo...
by sudarshan
20 Jul 2012 01:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 758646

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

This has nothing to do with America. I'm not American either. It is not acceptable language in decent company anywhere, whether in Nigeria or New Zealand. Unless you are black yourself, it is considered a term of hate speech. There is no other reason to use that particular word other than to signal...
by sudarshan
19 Jul 2012 21:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 474333

Re: Indian Interests

If I may say just one more thing on the subject. I mean no offense to anybody, trust me. IMHO, this tendency to look for insight into reality is an admirable tendency, in line with our tradition of "Satyameva Jayate." However, sometimes what matters is just plain old propaganda. The Indian...
by sudarshan
19 Jul 2012 21:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 474333

Re: Indian Interests

But it would seem from movies onlee that just like Bollywood, their life revolves around mohabbat [not pyaar]. Bollywood tries to mix in some "reality" like underworld - but otherwise, it is a surfeit of pyaar with massala. How do folks propose that we gain insight into Paki reality/psych...
by sudarshan
18 Jul 2012 01:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 474333

Re: Indian Interests

Sudarshan, You have a thesis and you want others to do your research! Why not go to imdb and pour thru the early decades of Indian cinema and make a list as a first cut? You will find that its around late 1960s(Upkar with Manoj Kumar) that TSP starts making a presence. The J&K "tribal"...
by sudarshan
17 Jul 2012 23:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 474333

Re: Indian Interests

(2) I've been thinking of ways to drive it into the Western psyche, that it is Pakistan which is obsessed with India, that India wouldn't care about the existence or destruction of Pakistan, if it weren't for the issue of state-sponsored terrorism. The obdurate Western psyche of course is convinced...
by sudarshan
15 Jul 2012 19:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 474333

Re: Indian Interests

Wow, thank you, Prasanna. I will go through the link in detail. May I ask how you came upon this information? Just curious.

Any thoughts on my second question, gurus?
by sudarshan
15 Jul 2012 01:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Interests
Replies: 6458
Views: 474333

Re: Indian Interests

May I trouble the learned Maulanas here for some gyaan? My questions are below. (1) I remember reading once, in some post in BR, the following interesting tidbit. I just wanted to confirm, and, if it is true, to get a couple of references (if they exist) to the veracity of what I read. Is it true th...
by sudarshan
13 Jul 2012 03:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 835736

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Jerry Yang and Jen-Hsun Huang claim to be Chinese-American. They belong to Chinese-American political/social organization like the Committee of 100. Like I said, who are YOU to them they are not Chinese. Stop your stupidity. You can't help not bucketing people into 4,000 little groups because that'...
by sudarshan
13 Jul 2012 02:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 758646

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

^^ I guess it depends on what the statistics entail. One or two examples (of any phenomenon) are not useful. That's my point. Don't get emotional and write any demographic off as a dead-loss. Look for your chance and use it ("you" in general terms here - not you in particular). If you win...
by sudarshan
13 Jul 2012 01:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 758646

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

.... Now if you don't tell the kids that but agree with them, the blame goes to you for feeding them wrong information. Right education has to imparted by the parents. It is their responsibility. True, Venug. But then, the parents themselves are taken in by the barrage of negative propaganda. What ...
by sudarshan
13 Jul 2012 01:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 758646

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Conflicted character? Hardly. I think the conflict is in India herself. I think this guy's attitudes towards India are reflective of two things - the current dirt and squalor, and the undeniable past glory. If modern India cleaned herself up, which way do you think the second/third generation India...
by sudarshan
12 Jul 2012 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 758646

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

I predict that this will last for a maximum of one generation. Once a child is born and grows up in the US - he becomes American and his attitudes will change. I have seen that happening among Brits and I know children of 1st gen Indians who emigrated to Britain in the 60s. The children are in thei...
by sudarshan
12 Jul 2012 23:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 758646

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

KLNMurthy wrote:+1
it could be tentatively called "reversing evangelism"


Should I do the honors, in the GDF? I had a practical, three-point agenda in mind.

However, it might be a day or two before I can get to posting this.
by sudarshan
12 Jul 2012 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 758646

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

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Is there a better thread for this? We could continue this discussion there (if anybody's interested).

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