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by rocky
29 Jun 2007 01:11
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - June 26-2007
Replies: 322
Views: 73291

Strategic thinking or not, there is nothing wrong in principle with the idea of a liberal democracy based partnerships of governemnt to achieve common goals. Nudging China towards a democracy and not a self implosion in in the interests of India and the US. Exactly. Hence we'll get out of NAM just ...
by rocky
29 Jun 2007 00:23
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - June 26-2007
Replies: 322
Views: 73291

Ramana, the great unanswered question that remains - is what is the INC? What is their motto, what are they striving for? It cannot be for just grapple on power, because that is just a small step in the final process.
by rocky
23 Jun 2007 12:01
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - June 9th
Replies: 284
Views: 71986

ramana wrote:So that is the Army's thinking.
I wouldn't take Ashok Mehta's word as one from the Armed forces. He's very inconsistent, and on few occasions has been quite incoherent in matters relating to even defence.
by rocky
15 Jun 2007 19:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - June 9th
Replies: 284
Views: 71986

The next three years will be tough. After that, the situation will be under control. I believe he is referring to the supply of Uranium ore. If this is true, then did the UPA use this lack of uranium ore fact to push through the lure of investor money and piggy-back "legitimacy" for India...
by rocky
14 Jun 2007 08:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - June 9th
Replies: 284
Views: 71986

Isn't this the first time ever that MEA is being involved in this IUCNA/Non-Proliferation jhamela?
by rocky
11 Jun 2007 23:30
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - June 9th
Replies: 284
Views: 71986

Arundhati Ghose's presence is heartening news. Don't worry about DAE being locked out.
by rocky
29 Apr 2007 03:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 474387

Yes Canada would be nice, since it's online booking, an email should suffice. But I don't know if this is how it works.
by rocky
28 Apr 2007 23:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 474387

Making reservations online seems to be a real pain with IR. The site is not so intuitive, and I have no idea about certain terms being used, like RAC, WL, WL55, etc. This is really frustrating. I need to get a overnight booking from Delhi to Kathgodam, sitting here in Canada, but I just cannot seem ...
by rocky
23 Apr 2007 03:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni III Test - News & Discussion-3
Replies: 275
Views: 99576

Can the Agni III have a long boost phase enough to go 12000 km with the payload reduced to 300 kg? Are you Hitesh aka Blademaster from the WAB Forum? If yes, Were'nt you doubting A-3's Range and payload capabilities on that forum, waiting for it to be verified by an "expert" ? Go through ...
by rocky
10 Apr 2007 04:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 74321

Well it seems both Kingfisher and Spicejet seem to still allow you to buy tickets online from them. I wonder if there is any catch for non-resident Indians? This seems to be too easy to be true :eek: There is absolutely no mention of special rules for NRIs and foreigners on their websites. Strangely...
by rocky
09 Apr 2007 06:41
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 10
Replies: 377
Views: 115536

There is an admin debate on that might end these threads. If anyone felt there was any gyan in the last 10 threads. Please start archiving them separately About three-four years ago, we were having a debate on religion and Bharatiya culture ... ... and that resulted in Rakesh terminating Hauma Hami...
by rocky
08 Apr 2007 20:06
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 10
Replies: 377
Views: 115536

I for one am glad that St Thomas came to India in 52 AD and also the Islamic hordes that came to India during the time of Babur (or whenever they came). India is better off a nation of multi-religious faiths, otherwise we would be sharing the same fate as Pakistan. I hope you realize what you are t...
by rocky
08 Apr 2007 20:00
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 10
Replies: 377
Views: 115536

I for one am glad that St Thomas came to India in 52 AD and also the Islamic hordes that came to India during the time of Babur (or whenever they came). Thank you very much for these great and kind words. Finally I have someone with whom I can celebrate the gruesome massacre and murder of millions ...
by rocky
08 Apr 2007 01:11
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread - 10
Replies: 377
Views: 115536

What's real is that we are at a new juncture in an almost 500 year history. The Brits are gone and our nation is on the march. The Anglo-Saxon narrative will not do anymore, if for nothing else than that neither the anglos nor the saxons count. India counts in the world in 60 short years. Amazing f...
by rocky
06 Apr 2007 01:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 74321

travelguru.com keeps showing flights that don't exist.

Yatra.com says one thing on their website and something else through email.

Has anybody tried makemytrip.com?

Basically my question is - is there any special rule for purchasing air tickets in India if you are a non-resident Indian?
by rocky
30 Mar 2007 23:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 74321

Which websites would you reccomend for getting cheap flights within India? I'm looking for flights from Pune to Bagdogra. Thanks in advance.
by rocky
24 Mar 2007 23:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 377
Views: 74321

Guys, I'm interested in doing some trekking in Sikkim from Yuksom onwards, in late April till mid-May. I believe one is not allowed to trek alone there; plus it is hazardous to do so. So I am looking for trekking companies or independent guides who will basically double up as cooks. Since I'm no hig...
by rocky
21 Mar 2007 02:21
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 3
Replies: 338
Views: 75698

When the same disaffected lower caste guy changes his religion to get out of it, we blame the other reigion and not our society or religion! like it or not, a significant percentage of conversions are attracted to X-tianity because it promises them some kind of liberation from the SC/ST/Untouchable...
by rocky
20 Mar 2007 22:57
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 2
Replies: 327
Views: 76094

The problem is not between Christians like Rakesh and Hindus like us. His faith and my faith can live next to each other and be good neighbours and friends. The problem is with EJs who try to force their belief on me. That is where the conflict starts. No Kakkaji. You are just brushing away the mat...
by rocky
20 Mar 2007 22:48
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 2
Replies: 327
Views: 76094

I'd sure like to see 'em EJs try and uplift all them suffering black folk and hispanic folk in the ghettos...as a wag told me, they took our money, our lives and done left us with their religion...fair trade! One of the points of hypocrisy in the Evanjehadical community. Here's a poser. The newest ...
by rocky
20 Mar 2007 22:39
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 2
Replies: 327
Views: 76094

Now for me to look you in the eye and tell you yes, will be me going against the Word of God. So neither are you going to heaven and more importantly, neither am I. Because I knew what the truth was and I lied to you. So Rakesh, by your logic, if a person comes and tells you that he doesn't believe...
by rocky
20 Mar 2007 22:03
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 2
Replies: 327
Views: 76094

Also I do not believe in pre-destination. I think that where a person is headed is pretty much between him and the Creator. Nothing I can do about it but offer deepest sympathy. Then you are completely at odd with the Vatican and EJs of all hues and perhaps even some "moderate" christians...
by rocky
20 Mar 2007 08:37
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 2
Replies: 327
Views: 76094

Well the Christian belief is that all men have the sin of Adam upon them. So it does not matter if you were born 5000 years ago, 2000 years ago or right now...Christianity states that we all have the sin of Adam. Since you are a Christian, and from Kerala, and you state that Kerala was Christianise...
by rocky
20 Mar 2007 03:01
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 2
Replies: 327
Views: 76094

In terms of religious beliefs, I couldn't care less what people do with their minds and brains and lives. However evangelicals of both the Christian and Islamic types who want to convert others rely on a single premise - called religious racism. The core belief is their religions belief is superior ...
by rocky
17 Mar 2007 09:04
Forum: Religion Discussion Archive
Topic: Religion Thread 2
Replies: 327
Views: 76094

Vishy, interesting to know of your Parbhani connection. My aunt lives in Palsi, a tiny village near Hingoli in Parbhani. I gather that the evangelicals are in full swing in Naxal and tribal areas, esp Bhandara, Gadchiroli, and obviously Rayalseema, Telangana, etc. Saumitra, if you're startled by wha...
by rocky
07 Feb 2007 07:28
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 115362

Rather bizzare to see the FLIR yet again on top of the body on the LCH. What seemed to have been a mere mockup two years ago may not be all that unreal.
by rocky
30 Dec 2006 03:34
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: The physics, politics and myths of fission
Replies: 91
Views: 29062

They care only about capabilities, not intentions. Nothing you say will change that. Because they've spent upteen decades, generations in fact, mouthing their sanctimonious high blown rhetoric while doing the other. The thief shouting "stop thief". And if you're going to be "thick as...
by rocky
29 Dec 2006 08:38
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: The physics, politics and myths of fission
Replies: 91
Views: 29062

When you have the ability and means to wipe out planet earth many times over, you attain super-powerdom. Otherwise you are just a nuke power. Does India want to be a super-power? Doesn't seem possible in my lifetime atleast, but this doesn't mean we should constrain our future generations to come in...
by rocky
28 Dec 2006 05:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Higher Education: How to create more Phds in India?
Replies: 120
Views: 26238

Re: Higher Education: How to create more Phds in India?

India produces about 500-600 Phds every year as against China's 5000-6000. The quality of even these many doctorates might be debatable. Education is in crisis at all levels in India. Even permiere Institutes like IITs and IIMs are already having a faculty crunch and it is going to get more difficu...
by rocky
27 Dec 2006 03:14
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 67278

Arun_S wrote:The report will be on IRF website in a day or so.
I think it's already there: http://www.indiaresearch.org/Indo-USStrategicDeal.pdf
by rocky
26 Dec 2006 07:56
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 67278

Arun_S wrote:2. Its Fast Breeder Reactors can generate limitless fissile material for weapons or civilian applications.
That line will affect your credibility. To generate fissile material in an FBR, you are going to also consume lots of fissile material.
by rocky
25 Dec 2006 22:30
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 67278

What would deter the big lizard? Destruction of the 20 largest Chinese cities? How many 200kT weapons would be needed for each? Six ? Therefore would not an arsenal a bit larger then France's be enough? Do not disagree, but assuming a successful Chinese BMD in place in the future, the numbers chang...
by rocky
25 Dec 2006 00:10
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 67278

Let me explain this further. Make all foreign reactors classified as civilian and under full and perpetual IAEA safeguards - I think this cannot be avoided. Do not build a single civilian reactor using our own technology. All future reactors that India builds using Indian technology will be classifi...
by rocky
25 Dec 2006 00:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 67278

Actually there might be a way out, if I can interpret the IUCNA properly. All nuclear electricity producing technology, which India wants to protect should be under *campaign-specific* safeguards only. If we can ensure that only the fissile material and associated raw material that goes into the act...
by rocky
24 Dec 2006 23:47
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 67278

You've missed the point Rye. When only 11 sites of all of the NWS nuclear-related sites are under non-perpetual safeguards, how is one supposed to even determine whether violation occured? Even if somehow one gets evidence of the violation, how are you supposed to "reverse" the ill-gotten ...
by rocky
24 Dec 2006 22:38
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 67278

If India has all the patents filed to protect its FBR IP and the reactors are all commercial grade (with newer R&D to improve the FBR designs being done on the military reactors so that patentable ideas are protected), what would be the downside to putting such FBRs under scrutiny? I don't know...
by rocky
22 Dec 2006 10:01
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India-US Nuclear Deal continued
Replies: 285
Views: 67278

Nagarajans wrote:India on the other hand broke a pledge not to use the reactor supplied by Canada for weapons use.
India never signed any pledge "not to use the reactor supplied by Canada for weapons use", so how did India break any pledge?
by rocky
14 Dec 2006 06:44
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 45586

The point I was trying to make with Captain Hali was that America will not allow very high quality weapons to fall into the hands of an Army that uses Islam as a vehicle for its militarism. The array of weapons that the US is providing to these porkis is fairly "high" quality. And negates...
by rocky
13 Dec 2006 23:18
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test -2
Replies: 121
Views: 45586

ramana, I would suggest the use of the word DODO be dropped. It's good once in a while to use reverse psy-ops, but if this term sticks, it's going to be really painfull in the future.
by rocky
07 Dec 2006 02:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Strategic Implications of India's ABM Test
Replies: 322
Views: 92073

Vijay J wrote:Everyone knows their bombs are too heavy to actually fit on the Babur.
Precisely. I am not very sure people understand this well enough.

There is a reason why the Packees had to import ballistic missiles along with the nukes.

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