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by sudarshan
23 Mar 2021 18:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 605
Views: 96419

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Patil saar of 5Forty3 seems to have gone out of business because nobody supported him (except me). My support was unfortunately not enough. He's making tweets (Jack Dorkey has still not taken note I guess), but his company seems to have gone kaput. Pity, this Bengal election would have been of great...
by sudarshan
19 Mar 2021 20:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3496
Views: 662539

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^^^^^^ @sudarshan ji By speaking german, they mean that the germans would have forcefully imposed their will, language, as well as, their culture upon them, had the britshits lost the war. ... Of course ji, no disagreement. I was coming at it from the angle of psyops. When a Brit credits Churchill...
by sudarshan
19 Mar 2021 19:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3496
Views: 662539

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Not everyone is content to be told to be quiet because they would be “speaking German” if not for Churchill. What exactly is wrong with speaking German? Millions of Germans, Austrians, Swiss folks do it every day. Is it wrong for people in the UK to speak German? If so, why? Would it be okay if the...
by sudarshan
18 Mar 2021 18:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 605
Views: 96419

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Mukhi wrote:Then Methai equivalent of your weight will be distributed at the next BR meet.

U have to be present though :D


And also gain weight.
by sudarshan
16 Mar 2021 19:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5671
Views: 1145698

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Any other gems of wisdom...? Please digest the below, before asking for further gems :). That China has signed agreements resolving its border disputes with most neighbouring states is a fact. That these disputes will be revived later, or that China has no similar incentive to resolve it's dispute ...
by sudarshan
14 Mar 2021 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3482
Views: 366135

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Sudarshan: I didn’t bother with any report of theirs . I downloaded the raw dataset that’s on their website. They’re available in four different formats. I do not read conclusions without understanding data in these situations. ... I misunderstood earlier, I thought you pulled the data from the tab...
by sudarshan
14 Mar 2021 07:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3482
Views: 366135

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I got one of their reports and cursorily took a look at it. Had to tell myself to calm down and breathe easy. Best approach is to laugh at it. Then objectively and methodically take their numbers and crunch them. Revenge being best served cold and all. So kudos, @Suraj, on being able to calmly perus...
by sudarshan
14 Mar 2021 07:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3482
Views: 366135

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

... *Another* Swarajya article :eek:? Ji, you seem to be making a habit of this. Comments on the technicalities of the article itself. Nothing on audience this time. The approach is sound, comparing the metrics between the emergency years and present, and discrediting the "metrics" by the...
by sudarshan
09 Mar 2021 20:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3496
Views: 662539

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Markle's behavior doesn't seem consistent with that of a gold digger. A gold digger would swallow down the humiliation and carry on, hoping for a bigger slice of the pie. She got out of the situation real fast. Whatever her motives now in giving interviews, just use the mileage from those to embarra...
by sudarshan
08 Mar 2021 02:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2687

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Forgot to record the obvious. Indian diets are rich in yogurt and fermented pickles, sources of microbial B12. Not to gross people out, but is there any connection to gobar and its liquid counterpart? It seems gut bacteria produce a lot of that vitamin, but it isn't absorbed by mammals because it's...
by sudarshan
07 Mar 2021 10:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2687

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Sudershan Ji, being vegetarian does not mean you cannot be big and strong. Elephants, buffalos (a cape buffalo can toss a fully grown male lion into the air with its head), giraffes, horses, elands are all big animals that are totally vegetarian. You also do not need to eat meat to get all the amin...
by sudarshan
06 Mar 2021 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39676

Re: Indian Interests_2

I disagree with you. It is not universally applicable. Particularly not to what is essentially an entirely original piece of work; there exists - as far as I know - no effort to perform an evidence based investigation like this before. Some material serves fundamentally to offer a base for further ...
by sudarshan
06 Mar 2021 22:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3482
Views: 366135

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ Responded in the Indian Interests_2 thread, since it is getting OT here.
by sudarshan
06 Mar 2021 22:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39676

Re: Indian Interests_2

Responding to something from the politics thread. @Suraj, you might be reading my comments wrong. The first thing to do when writing (fiction or non-fiction) is to identify your audience. Don't try to please everybody, because you can't. The piece you wrote is the way it needs to be (given what I th...
by sudarshan
06 Mar 2021 22:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2687

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Meat eaters also say - "why is killing a plant for food any better than killing an animal?" If you can bear to kill it yourself for your food, then go ahead and eat it. Does gathering grain from a rice field traumatize you to the same extent as killing a cow or goat? How about plucking fru...
by sudarshan
06 Mar 2021 21:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2687

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

... How do the elephants get so big? Don't they have the same issues of low protein content in plant matter, and low bio-availability of that protein? I think meat eaters just keep coming up with these excuses. There was an article I read once (long ago, I can try to find it again). It talked about...
by sudarshan
06 Mar 2021 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3482
Views: 366135

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Suraj, ... Facts and numbers are your strong point, but you lead off with too many - taken individually, each is a strong piece of information; collectively they become an overwhelming for a reader. Less is sometimes more, and interweaving your facts within the larger theme will make it that much s...
by sudarshan
06 Mar 2021 09:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3482
Views: 366135

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Great article @Suraj. I see what you did (I think). Using the liberal gold standards against them, while also working against the "Trump=Modi" points. Not saying this was the main point in your article. The "Repubs against transgender, BJP pro-transgender" bit should set up a nic...
by sudarshan
05 Mar 2021 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39676

Re: Indian Interests_2

X-post from politics thread. https://twitter.com/Abhina_Prakash/status/1367479872747016192 There has been a concerted attempt to delegitimise India’s anti-imperialist struggle and Indian nationalism. This is a very very important point. The core of modern India as nation, that got it's independence ...
by sudarshan
03 Mar 2021 21:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3482
Views: 366135

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

China keeps her students on a very tight leash for the most part. Most other countries which send students abroad, especially to the US, do the same. Those students come on funding from their govt. and their govt. gets to enforce contracts, where the student either pays back the funding, in full, or...
by sudarshan
03 Mar 2021 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3482
Views: 366135

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

As Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu and others face raid by Income Tax department, ‘liberals’ descend to cry vendetta https://www.opindia.com/2021/03/liberals-cry-vendetta-after-income-tax-raid-on-anurag-kashyap-others/ Hours after the Income Tax Department raided 22 locations linked to director Anura...
by sudarshan
03 Mar 2021 07:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2687

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

See, first things first. What is this "hydrogen?" :-? Kidding :). I think Suraj san was kidding also? If you discuss food, you discuss calories, and then the chemistry becomes relevant there. And this is also an overall fitness thread, not just food. But then Bajwa's question wasn't about ...
by sudarshan
02 Mar 2021 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3482
Views: 366135

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Election time is a good time to remind that Dr. Patil has a new book (pub. June 2020), please to support. I had posted this before. It seems the kindle edition is free, but try to buy the hardcover edition. I had bought the hard cover edition as soon as it was launched. To be frank, I found the boo...
by sudarshan
02 Mar 2021 10:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2687

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

There are other rules, don't know if they fall within maDi or are counted under some other principle. Like: * Even when storing, don't store cooked and uncooked food together, even in the fridge * Do not get certain ingredients/ raw materials wet under any circumstance, not even a little bit of wate...
by sudarshan
02 Mar 2021 08:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39676

Re: Indian Interests_2

Gaah! Just trying to get the original thread title back.
by sudarshan
02 Mar 2021 08:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39676

Re: Indian Interests_2

What happened here? Did some mod move a lot of posts from another thread? You left one thing, Indian kings had to take care of economics, while the invaders were only bothered about raiding and war booty which happened right up till Nadir shah. Even today Pakis want us to do the same, that's why def...
by sudarshan
01 Mar 2021 20:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3482
Views: 366135

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ Who does this suryag think he is, referring to other forumites as "goathead" :shock: . Election time is a good time to remind that Dr. Patil has a new book (pub. June 2020), please to support. I had posted this before. It seems the kindle edition is free, but try to buy the hardcover edi...
by sudarshan
25 Feb 2021 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3482
Views: 366135

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

It's the street dog effect. Sometimes on streets in India, they bring an elephant which walks sedately along, collecting coins and showering blessings on the donors. The street dogs freak out each time, trailing along a respectable distance behind, barking their heads off. The elephant doesn't even ...
by sudarshan
25 Feb 2021 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3482
Views: 366135

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I am perfectly OK with this. The voting public needs to understand that Sardar Patel was NOT insulted, as the Liberandus are screaming (the same people who were happy to deny him Bharat Ratna for decades). In any case, Modi it too popular for this to make any difference. If the liberals are screami...
by sudarshan
24 Feb 2021 20:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39676

Re: Indian Interests_2

I knew the above used to happen in the mid to late 1800's in India, during the time of Britain's opium wars with China. I had no idea it was happening as late as the 1920's and 1930's. Please correlate this with the reports of Hindu women drowning their babies in the Ganga, as soon as the babies wer...
by sudarshan
24 Feb 2021 20:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39676

Re: Indian Interests_2

Reading more of Shri Sunderland. It is a shocking read. If your blood is too cold, the below will have the effect of bringing it to a gentle boil (assuming your blood is made of lead that is). Be warned, this is utterly shocking material. This was the situation in the early 1900's. All emphasis/ col...
by sudarshan
22 Feb 2021 09:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39676

Re: Indian Interests_2

Maybe I misunderstood, I thought Cyrano was asking for material from Indians writing about their own times. Like contemporary literature, which gives a glimpse of living conditions and culture of the era. Not like history writers who were delving into the past? The foreign travelers for instance, th...
by sudarshan
22 Feb 2021 08:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39676

Re: Indian Interests_2

Foreign travellers recounts of India are indeed quite interesting since they offer a comparative perspective of how India was at that time, as seen through alien eyes. I've loved reading "Veyi Padagalu" in Telugu by Viswanatha Sathyanarayana garu, which describes Andhra society of the 19t...
by sudarshan
22 Feb 2021 01:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 10102
Views: 1173412

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Look at the responses from Goras (or maybe chini/paki bots) all saying that India is underreporting cases or cases are not reported blah. Smugness of the white folks is just mind blowing. Yes, India is underreporting cases by a factor of 5. India is also underreporting deaths by the same factor. In...
by sudarshan
21 Feb 2021 09:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39676

Re: Indian Interests_2

Thank you Sudarshan ji for the pointer to Sutherland. Will look into him more attentively. ^ Sure! I came across his material quite by accident long ago. It was in my confused youth I guess, I confused his name with Jabez G. Sutherland. It seems the man I'm referring to above is "SUNDERLAND,&q...
by sudarshan
21 Feb 2021 07:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39676

Re: Indian Interests_2

There have been foreign travelers in India in the past. Chinese Buddhist travelers - Fa Hian (around 200 AD), Hsuan Tsang (around 600 AD) - Fa Hian wasn't the first, nor was Hsuan Tsang the last Chinese traveler in India, but these are the best known. Arab Muslim travelers - Al Beruni (around 1000 A...
by sudarshan
19 Feb 2021 06:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39676

Re: Indian Interests_2

I'm going backwards here, starting from the research, identifying the facts, and then selecting the most telling fact to be the primary response. The rest will be graded by order of effectiveness, and will form the core of the supporting details. It is said that when one puts technical details in bo...
by sudarshan
19 Feb 2021 06:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39676

Re: Indian Interests_2

An excerpt from Sutherland's book, "India in Bondage": https://archive.org/stream/in.ernet.dli.2015.11542/2015.11542.India-In-Bondage-1929_djvu.txt The claim that the existence of caste is a reason for saying that the Indian people are unfit to rule themselves is supported by no facts. Bra...
by sudarshan
19 Feb 2021 05:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39676

Re: Indian Interests_2

^ That does seem like a topic worthy of more research. In the meantime, even facts seem to change. The oft-quoted number for India's literacy in 1947 was 11%. Now the current "accepted" sources such as Wiki show India's literacy as 16% in 1941, and 18% in 1951. There's no real info on lite...
by sudarshan
19 Feb 2021 04:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 54033

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Ideally, what kind of algos would be on the wish-list for Koo to implement? We don't want clones of the auto-blocking, auto-delete, marketing-friendly, personal-detail-hacking algos that were introduced by Marcus SugarMountainus* and Jack Dorkey, do we? Talented folks could also consider joining the...

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