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by PrasadZ
12 Feb 2011 12:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 401740

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

Is this a good place for this article? If not, I will move it elsewhere Global Energy Industry Hit In “Night Dragon” Attacks ..I want to highlight one large scale attack that is a clear example of how cybercrime has evolved from something of a hobbyist affair to a very professional activity. We call...
by PrasadZ
10 Feb 2011 07:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3989
Views: 341246

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

Well RamaYji, that is a POV, which is fine by me...But I will then be constrained to ask you again - if all that matters is civilisational linkages, then why stop at J&K? Why not right upto Afghanistan? And eastwards into Bangladesh, Burma and upto Indonesia? intent does not matter as much as c...
by PrasadZ
09 Feb 2011 15:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J&K News and Discussion-2011
Replies: 3989
Views: 341246

Re: J&K News and Discussion-2011

arnab wrote:Sir ji - thoda dimag lagane ka.

OT
:rotfl: glad to see some bambaiya boli in here. Welcome change from the typical ganga kinare boli in here
OT ends n poster goes back to lurking a little happier
by PrasadZ
06 Feb 2011 10:07
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 388270

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

If we don't save enough, the money will be spent, investment can not be made and inflation would go up. Paul Krugman put up a short post about worldwide inflation in grain prices ( Soaring food prices ) due to wheat harvest shortfalls in FSU countries. I think somnath's point was that, in a globall...
by PrasadZ
31 Jan 2011 16:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion
Replies: 1099
Views: 166136

Re: North East & Eastern Himalayan: News & Discussion

Any news....whether chini hand was at play in the resent past's yellow vs red brigade's fight in Thailand?...was it the dragon's way of lessening pressure on Myanmar by unkil?...after that Bangkok unrest things have cooled down for Myanmar also.......Further, regarding the recent border flare-up be...
by PrasadZ
23 Jan 2011 11:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 585350

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

+1 to pranav !
The forum is filled with negativity against ccp. Nothing wrong with that. But there is value in a more nuanced understanding as well. Just having the argument forces to confront their perspective.
No name calling against individual posters though
by PrasadZ
21 Jan 2011 19:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 467627

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Since cultural and social superiority is such an important question to you , do you believe you (or Chinese, in general) are culturally and socially superior to Pakis? Me? :D No. Not me. From reading BRF I get the feeling that it's a lot more important to Indians. The constant belittling of Pakista...
by PrasadZ
20 Jan 2011 13:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 585350

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

BTW, I never claimed to be a doctor, I said I was attending medical school, not finished with it yet! Also, I thought Indians don't even eat cows. Indians (and most humans) dont eat cow worms either :rotfl: But its only a Chinese "not finished with medical school" who needs to justify one...
by PrasadZ
20 Jan 2011 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 467627

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

IMHO, many posters on BRF believes the Chinese are culturally and socially inferior to Indians, and we are the ones getting uppity, little brother punching big brother and all that. How do you justify it? I'm just curious. Why are Indians superior to Chinese? We are superior netizens because we are...
by PrasadZ
20 Jan 2011 08:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 401740

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

Are you telling me that if the street level muslims wants to do Jihad against someone it will be done? Well, you did mention that China gave nukes to Pakistan because they wanted it :-? Why not give gifts to "street level muslims" next ?! Am sure the CCP represents moderate and enlightene...
by PrasadZ
06 Jan 2011 11:16
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 388270

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

But what's the harm in buying as much as we can with INR ? Even if mere 6 months supply is bought in INR that means that much of foreign exchange saved. If after that this trade stops for whatever reasons of instability in that region, we still would have saved some bit. Currencies are a tricky iss...
by PrasadZ
05 Jan 2011 16:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1101021

Re: China Military Watch

Anyway, compared with India, China spends maybe 3 or 5 times more on its defense, but Chinese import of foreign weapons was less than 1/3 of Indian imports during the past 3 or 5 years. Typical bullshit :roll: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arms_industry#World.27s_largest_arms_importers India is impo...
by PrasadZ
02 Jan 2011 08:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 401740

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

The assumption is that China's State-led authoritarian model, although more menacing than India's chaotic democracy, allow its leaders to plan China's rise in a more ordered and manageable environment, to the ultimate benefit of its poor. That assumption is absolutely true. It makes common sense. E...
by PrasadZ
31 Dec 2010 11:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 585350

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

So, Amricans are doing to China what Russia does to us? :mrgreen: Which would lead to the thought that America <> Russia and so, if you are gonna get screwed, may be better to get screwed by the more powerful for, hopefully, better value. Then again, as amit says .. I really wonder if the Chinese a...
by PrasadZ
30 Dec 2010 11:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 585350

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

The third type are the argumentative ones who take on the short dark rice eating and dhoti wearing Yindus in "friendly" discussions. One "friendly" discussion came up with this gem :lol: As for the importance of FDI, I don't think the economist is a good source. I was once sucke...
by PrasadZ
25 Dec 2010 23:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 585350

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

no need to be patronizing amit, I've been attending school in the states since middle school, I have a degree in Electrical Engineering from an American college and and am pursuing a MD degree from an American medical school. I'm pretty sure my English is better than that of at least 90% of BRFites...
by PrasadZ
25 Dec 2010 23:00
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 388270

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

Free trade with Pakistan? Not something I fancy but the alternative we have today is worse. Saarc safta does not get onions in when we have little or onions out when we have more. We have export controls n hoarding laws n costly bureaucracy to support it. Far simpler to put that money into research ...
by PrasadZ
25 Dec 2010 08:37
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 388270

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

From here Onion starts to cool as tomato soars, Garlic price also causes concern Meanwhile, impact felt here The price of onions in Singapore has gone up by as much as 100 per cent, following steep hikes in prices of onions in India. A kilo of onions cost S$1.20 just last week but now, most shops ar...
by PrasadZ
24 Dec 2010 09:10
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 388270

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

Here is some data on Onion Exports NHRDF says India exported 11.58 lakh MT in 2010-11 against 18.73 lakh MT in 2009-10 Of course, 2010-11 is not yet done but it doesnt look like more export licenses have resulted in more exports yet We produced 1605 lakh MT of onions in 2009-10 so it seems like expo...
by PrasadZ
23 Dec 2010 19:00
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)
Replies: 2858
Views: 388270

Re: Indian Economy: News and Discussion (Jan 1 2010)

Coz its a interest free loan, thats why.
by PrasadZ
23 Dec 2010 08:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 585350

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

To me, amit's photos provide criticism n balance to our appreciation of china's success. Hopefully saves us being suckered into a non optimal path
by PrasadZ
23 Dec 2010 08:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 585350

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

The Indian state could not use goondas against property rights here : Mumbai airport, tata factory. Just top of my head n without getting into pros n cons of individual cases. Am not aware of public activism in china, leave alone the ability to change decisions to (say) raze a hutong. Moving million...
by PrasadZ
20 Dec 2010 20:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 411520

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

And as for Indian involvement in Afghanistan, it has every right to be there, just as it has every right to be in Burma and Thailand and Kampuchea. The connections are as ancient, familiar and popular. India has every right to be where its strategic interests are (as defined by itself) and by its a...
by PrasadZ
20 Dec 2010 19:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3371
Views: 304120

Re: J & K news and discussion

MC Kash raps for Kashmir protest victims The story reminds me of the Tamil rapper from Sri Lanka, MIA. Its a testament to Indian tolerance that MIA does her act in Britain while MC Kash can still rap inside India, even get Bollywood promotion for it! We can accept the validity of his anger without ...
by PrasadZ
07 Dec 2010 19:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 585350

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

@David: Besides, I'm sure the numbers aren't as accurate as those of western nations The numbers arent as good as many eastern nations either, not all of whom are as developed as China btw. What do you think is the reason that a country that can build its own aircraft engines cannot count its GDP ?!...
by PrasadZ
25 Nov 2010 13:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 585350

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

"Japan and Korea? who cares." :shock: i do .. then again, am only addressing the forum while pretending to carry on the discussion with you .. so you could argue i dont care about you :lol: .. there would be some truth in that as well "Vietnam is also single party, which copies almost...
by PrasadZ
24 Nov 2010 17:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 585350

Re: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions

@wrdos : To tell the truth, I know to their deep hearts why the whole developed world keeps praising India and cursing China. :lol: Now you will tell me the Chinese read 8000 hearts a day? Or, considering the cost efficiency of cheap Chinese labour, would you make it 8000 hearts per second?! On a se...
by PrasadZ
16 Nov 2010 16:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pres. Obama's visit.
Replies: 393
Views: 37987

Re: Pres. Obama's visit.

"Khamenei urges Muslims to 'help' Kashmir"
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/worl ... 935375.cms

Looks like a first !
Khamenei, himself, has never mentioned the K word before. Blowback from alignment with the US?
by PrasadZ
04 Nov 2010 17:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Idea of India
Replies: 135
Views: 11214

Re: The Idea of India

What is the idea of Belgium? From here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium , you get Based on the four language areas defined in 1962–63 (the Dutch, bilingual, French and German language areas), consecutive revisions of the country's constitution in 1970, 1980, 1988 and 1993 established a unique f...
by PrasadZ
29 Oct 2010 12:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 401740

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

I would support the CCP too if i were a chinese. It has provided normalcy. It has been able to spread prosperity to the masses way better than india. And it the only country which has been able to keep the jihadi's down. +1 to that ! Funny, this is the 2nd time today I am forced to defend Chinese a...
by PrasadZ
26 Oct 2010 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Waging war for geopolitical gains
Replies: 157
Views: 13628

Re: Waging war for geopolitical gains

Indeed. Agree with you again. China need to secure her energy supplies. He who controls the energy supply of the planet, controls the planet. Gives a new meaning to the term, "power company". Ahhhh .. But does Buddhism stop the bombing of such energy lines? Even when no one alive is anywh...
by PrasadZ
26 Oct 2010 17:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Waging war for geopolitical gains
Replies: 157
Views: 13628

Re: Waging war for geopolitical gains

Have you read "Guns Germs and Steel"? It pretty much boiled down to "a man's go to do, what a man's got to do." By having these good natural environment, Indians don't need to do the things that people in colder climates have to do to survive. But people without the good luck of...
by PrasadZ
08 Oct 2010 10:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 467627

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Despite myself, can't help but admire the tenacity and spunk of TonyM.

+1 to that !
Wish TonyM and China all the very best. Of course, I continue to believe that China and India are strategic enemies, but, if this is the quality of the opposition, its a honour to enter the field!
by PrasadZ
29 Sep 2010 08:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis
Replies: 4002
Views: 242790

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis

Has Nicolai Sennels been mentioned here before? Am hoping not and putting up a brief summary. His potted life story is in an interview here - note this is a translation from the original danish http://hommaforum.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=irdpijhnoqe139g9tj2ghh9cf4&topic=19459.msg271993#msg271993 I...
by PrasadZ
25 Sep 2010 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 401740

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

@Shiv : "India's are confused about religion and its geopolitical role. What Mao and the later Chicoms did was to ruthlessly remove all needless sentiment about old China for the purpose of a great forward march. Indians remain stuck to sentiment that is a mixture of traditional Indian memes an...
by PrasadZ
23 Sep 2010 09:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 401740

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

I would not sweat this. The only reason China does so is because it is a dirty job and they do it cheaper than others. India should perhaps donate some (presumably the thorium sands of Kerala also have rare earths). India IS the second largest producer of rare earth elements http://en.wikipedia.org...
by PrasadZ
22 Sep 2010 13:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 401740

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

China, Japan, America by Paul Krugman http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/13/opinion/13krugman.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss China is muscling in to a new world order and strategic shifts are inevitable - the US is not immune to the Chinese weight in economic affairs, leave alone India And in ...
by PrasadZ
20 Sep 2010 15:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3371
Views: 304120

Re: J & K news and discussion

@AbhishekD: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/article528762.ece In brief, Naxal ops are conducted by CRPF, RR and local police (there is some movement towards an inter state police force) The difference in these ops over COIN ops in Kashmir has been the role of the Pak army. The Naxals have been ...
by PrasadZ
19 Sep 2010 13:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3371
Views: 304120

Re: J & K news and discussion

"Nobody should ever miss or deny an Islamic link to terror if it should ever occur again because people who hold moderate, civilized, wise, secular and enlightened opinions such as you do would be less likely to call Islamic terror as Islamic terror. That fear is higher on this forum than the I...
by PrasadZ
19 Sep 2010 11:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: J & K news and discussion
Replies: 3371
Views: 304120

Re: J & K news and discussion

JMT The secular Indian state tries to draw a fine line between opposing terror in the name of Islam and opposing Islam itself. To me, the forum reads as if the members believe there is no distinction between islam and terror - one, inevitably, leads to the other. For proof, forum members will refer ...

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