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by sudarshan
18 Feb 2021 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

You can aggressively "attempt" to defend your own, after first secretly throwing them to the wolves. Your heroic (but - alas - futile) defense will generate further momentum for the cause. It's a cynical game, which is hard for straight-thinkers to comprehend (yes, I comprehend it rather w...
by sudarshan
18 Feb 2021 23:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9904
Views: 1156681

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Active case count has been going up in India for several days now. The overall numbers are small (still less than 1.5 lakhs), but the trend is worrisome.
by sudarshan
17 Feb 2021 07:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Can we do a FAQ thread for the usual brain dead questions that leftists keep asking and our potent answers for them with bare minimal irrefutable facts. Can start with the 'British saved us' propaganda. ramana - can we please extend this further so we can immediately react to latest leftists rants ...
by sudarshan
17 Feb 2021 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39625

Re: Indian Interests_2

Ok, let me take a shot at “snappy (or snappy-ish) answers to stupid white-man-is-great questions” (as the late MAD magazine might have put it). “British introduced electoral democracy to India.” No, what they introduced was patriarchal feudalism with votes overwhelmingly restricted to male feudals....
by sudarshan
16 Feb 2021 09:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

For now, use the Indian Interests thread (I upped it). Will post some material there soon. If we get enough, there might be value in gathering it into a separate FAQ thread.
by sudarshan
16 Feb 2021 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39625

Re: Indian Interests_2

Up. Further plans are afoot for this thread.
by sudarshan
16 Feb 2021 07:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

... The point of my post was that we need to do what is needed, and easy to do, in denying her credibility for what she claims to be—an environmentalist. Since making my post, I see that Swarajya has run an article on the love this self-styled environmentalist has for the cause of stubble-burning. ...
by sudarshan
15 Feb 2021 21:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

AshishA wrote:Majority of UN peacekeepers are Indians.


^ Oh but you see, these folks don't believe in majoritarianism :). What a shame, I was all ready with my glass of cold water to watch the show, and now nothing. Oh well - why waste good water? Down the hatch! *Hic* :shock:.
by sudarshan
15 Feb 2021 20:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Dhruv Rathee @dhruv_rathee MEGA EXPOSE coming today at 10am sharp on my YouTube channel I need all your support guys! My life will be under threat once this expose goes live Folded hands @dhruv_rathee I request United Nations @UN to please provide me Z Grade security cover after this video https://...
by sudarshan
15 Feb 2021 07:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4477
Views: 920914

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

It seems the Bunglers now have a bigger nominal GDP than the Pakis. Has this been noted? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal) Bangladesh has a population of ~160 million, Pak supposedly 220 million (probably closer to 300 million). This would make Bangladesh between 30% t...
by sudarshan
14 Feb 2021 06:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1048
Views: 124544

Re: Non-Western Worldview

c. The British built your railways for you c.1. Sure, and the Chinese built your toys and gadgets for you. So be grateful to the Chinese, rather than cribbing that they stole your manufacturing industry. (This is not an idle point, as Suraj san explained in another thread - I'll try to find a link ...
by sudarshan
14 Feb 2021 06:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1048
Views: 124544

Re: Non-Western Worldview

X-post from canuck thread: +1008 to everything. Just last week I had the (dis)pleasure of speaking with another INO who was saying stuff like "British united india" and how india would've remain divided if it weren't for the british. I said would you agree that hitler helped Jews to establ...
by sudarshan
14 Feb 2021 06:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8861

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

+1008 to everything. Just last week I had the (dis)pleasure of speaking with another INO who was saying stuff like "British united india" and how india would've remain divided if it weren't for the british. I said would you agree that hitler helped Jews to establish Israel? That's a good ...
by sudarshan
11 Feb 2021 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

sudarshan saar while this was indeed awesome, I still can't help but feel this is not enough. They very clearly broke Indian laws and defied GoI openly, they're indefensible and on the ropes so why let them off so easily. Atleast give them a couple years suspended sentences. Establish their crimes,...
by sudarshan
11 Feb 2021 07:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ "Twitter leadership affirmed their commitment towards following Indian laws and rules. They also expressed their continuing commitment towards building their services in India. They have also requested for better engagement between Government of India and Twitter's global team." So what...
by sudarshan
08 Feb 2021 05:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Smriti Irani not an option for PM? Lots of candidates may be able, but this personal connect with the people is what propelled Modi forward. Yogi might be building it now, I don't buy this idea that he will be perceived as "too Hindu" for the post. The same was said of Advani, until Modi c...
by sudarshan
08 Feb 2021 01:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Ashish ji, I understand the sentiment, but the way forward is to do a combination of what Pliny the Elder complained that India was doing to imperial Rome, and what Swami Vivekananda truly did to the USA.

Again, better off in some other thread.
by sudarshan
08 Feb 2021 01:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ That could well be the case. But the western world truly seems to believe that they owe nothing to their parents, or even their children. Maybe also vice versa, although nowadays there is an entire entitled generation in the USA, living in their parents' basements, playing video games well into th...
by sudarshan
07 Feb 2021 22:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This is not the half of it, the stories we heard from our grandparents who trekked from the hinterlands of Sindh, there was no time to sit back, and process everything.... Saar, I've read and heard other variations of this.... Yes, I've heard these kinds of stories before, but seeing it put in that...
by sudarshan
07 Feb 2021 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

https://twitter.com/JaidevJamwal/status/1357925254111272960?s=20 There's no way to unread this, is there? I'm so disturbed right now, been that way all day. Which one of those folks to commend for courage - don't know. That man must have been traumatized for life. Where do these hard-learned lesson...
by sudarshan
04 Feb 2021 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

One mistake these people make is that their prejudices don't let them see how hugely popular PM Modi is. Trying to overthrow him by force is one manifestation of that. That would be one mistake. The other one is that their prejudices don't let them see what exactly he is. To them, he's an uneducate...
by sudarshan
04 Feb 2021 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I truly now believe that the only thing standing between these evil anarchists wanting to spread chaos and us is only narendra modi. He is the biggest thorn for them and sometimes I genuinely fear for his life. There was a meme once, don't remember how long ago, with Modi - the meme said - "th...
by sudarshan
02 Feb 2021 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9904
Views: 1156681

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

could it be due to wastage in transportation/expiry etc? https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02450-x may be donation to other countries.. Or maybe it's the toilet paper syndrome, for all we know. The UK will need to see a fourth wave to really justify the need for so many vaccines. Their thi...
by sudarshan
29 Jan 2021 19:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9904
Views: 1156681

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Some worry some math .. I am using data/graphs for USA.. For India, the B117 strain is not there, but if it gets in there, it could be a really worry some and may require steps like lockdown or what-ever scientists recommend -- has to be watched and monitored . In USA by mid March or so, this may b...
by sudarshan
26 Jan 2021 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Nice to see that members who are afraid of "pushing the envelop" and voluntarily running away for a week, are calling out others on "sucking up to mods." :). Also nice to note that these members are very upset that the "farmers" refuse to suck up to the authority of the...
by sudarshan
25 Jan 2021 20:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9904
Views: 1156681

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Saars, the farmers have been squatting in dense colonies around Delhi for weeks now. Do we have an explanation for why the virus is not raging through them? Are most of them immune already? The vaccine is probably unnecessary in India now. Of course, no govt. and nobody in general wants to play wit...
by sudarshan
25 Jan 2021 20:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Pappu is the only one able to eat with a mask on !! :rotfl: The photographer is a dumb-bell though. Such a pretty picture, ruined by having an eyesore prominently in the center. Why is he lunching with the girls? Taking after great-granddad by any chance? Mama Tharoor must be burning up. "Fate...
by sudarshan
23 Jan 2021 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5806
Views: 841017

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Probably exhibit one of the kind of fake science informing US government policy with the new administration. Joe Biden’s First Day Began the End of Girls’ Sports An executive order rigs competition by requiring that biological boys be allowed to compete against girls. I say rigged because in contes...
by sudarshan
23 Jan 2021 21:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 704189

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Pratyush wrote:Reminds me of the PRC segway commandos.


I think that is exactly what it is, Pakis aping their new masters.

https://www.wired.com/2008/07/chinese-police/
by sudarshan
23 Jan 2021 10:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9904
Views: 1156681

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^ Modi's timing of the first lockdown was impeccable. While the advanced world was dithering, the humble chaiwalla did just the right thing. That was when the disease was most lethal, the maximum number of lives were saved by that. Not many people in India will realize, even in years or decades to c...
by sudarshan
23 Jan 2021 10:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9904
Views: 1156681

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

My postulate all along has been that India has already seen three separate waves, just merged into one. I even pointed out a point of inflection around June 15. When the COVID supermodel came around months later, it turned out that the creators had used several different sets of parameters to fully ...
by sudarshan
23 Jan 2021 07:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 9904
Views: 1156681

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

vijayk wrote:...


Wow that EJ guy is really laying it on thick, but at least he used the right map of India. Unless of course the handle and tweet are both fake.
by sudarshan
17 Jan 2021 03:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5806
Views: 841017

Re: Understanding the US - Again

This just sounds ridiculous to me. You're image of American whites appears to have been formed by the media and not real life experience. Let me tell you something: I lived in Baltimore and all this nonsense you hear about the white oppressors and the downtrodden blacks is just that: a bunch of non...
by sudarshan
16 Jan 2021 21:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

for the kind of journo that she is, she should have used this :mrgreen: It's more targeted than burnol and very much more specific for people who don't seem to know their ahole from their elbow. havard indeed :rotfl: It was richard nixon's favourite go to solace LOL! But assuming her account above ...
by sudarshan
16 Jan 2021 20:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^ "And I'm not some dumb bimbo"

Which means - you knew what you were doing?
by sudarshan
10 Jan 2021 01:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 502
Views: 53674

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

This is bit OT, but as we were discussing about Indian digital platform. Apparently we now have https://tooter.in/, which is the Indian version of twitter. What is wonderful is that the Indian PM is now on this platform, along with other important people in the Indian Government. As I mentioned ear...
by sudarshan
08 Jan 2021 07:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6236
Views: 1427530

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

^^ A dirty secret on YouTube is that if you want to get to million views fast add the word India/Indian to it . Many uploaders add the word India with no Indian content and the views just ballon up with Indian viewers. It’s sad we don’t have a local video site. We are enriching firangis with no ben...
by sudarshan
07 Jan 2021 19:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 2027
Views: 184915

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

If the fifth point is inside the triangle? I will check later unless you show that you already handled that case. It's handled already, by this case: Put the fifth point in the blue region. Now, 1, 3, 4, and 5 are guaranteed to form a convex quad (same reasoning as above). The blue region is inside...
by sudarshan
07 Jan 2021 07:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

... Thank you for the perspective and correction ji. No matter how many fake media images and reports I see and am disabused of, I still tend to fall for the next one. Rule of thumb - always cross-check. I did wonder why the numbers in the second pic didn't correspond to the number of tents in the ...
by sudarshan
07 Jan 2021 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3420
Views: 356131

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Delhi-ites still not bothered? Talk about "land acquisition" for real estate.

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