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by Pranav
19 Jul 2013 09:28
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Pranavji, Which part of that statement is bad? NM saying ... I am a Hindu nationalist. When a substantial number of Muslims start thinking of themselves as Hindus by civilization then that statement can be made. Otherwise why exclude anybody by making statements which will in any case not excite th...
by Pranav
19 Jul 2013 08:49
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

What do folks think of these posters in Mumbai - http://static.ibnlive.in.com/ibnlive/pix/sitepix/07_2013/modi_postr_smithaphnr.jpg IMO, it will not appeal very much to the bulk of the population that is living hand-to mouth in slums. But it will cause polarization of minority votes. NaMo's Indic cr...
by Pranav
19 Jul 2013 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Enemy Within-Corruption in governance
Replies: 183
Views: 9527

Re: Enemy Within-Corruption in governance

Philip wrote:India has become one vast extortion enterprise led by the central govt


True. But the mafia boss is not the "central govt" but Maino & her foreign backers.
by Pranav
19 Jul 2013 08:23
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Sushupti wrote:what's "Muslim Nationalism"?


It means "The Ummah / Caliphate is the Nation"
by Pranav
18 Jul 2013 19:55
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Neela wrote:Why bring Modi in when Advani is being praised :-)


Gushing about Advani being "the tallest" only means the person involved is a Namonia sufferer.
by Pranav
18 Jul 2013 10:41
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

^^^ The correct reaction would be to find out if there is any truth in the reports. There have several reports of scams in MP coming out time to time. Had written a couple days aback about the famous IAS couple living in govt accommodation in MP. Hubby was in Vajpayee's Defense Ministry. Shivraj has...
by Pranav
18 Jul 2013 10:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Enemy Within-Corruption in governance
Replies: 183
Views: 9527

Re: Enemy Within-Corruption in governance

MP: Funds meant to feed poor children being diverted to private firms Bhopal: Against the backdrop of the Bihar mid day meal tragedy, a CNN-IBN investigation has revealed how the Madhya Pradesh government diverted funds meant to feed poor children to private companies by forging documents and regis...
by Pranav
18 Jul 2013 10:28
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

MP: Funds meant to feed poor children being diverted to private firms Bhopal: Against the backdrop of the Bihar mid day meal tragedy, a CNN-IBN investigation has revealed how the Madhya Pradesh government diverted funds meant to feed poor children to private companies by forging documents and regis...
by Pranav
17 Jul 2013 18:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Enemy Within-Corruption in governance
Replies: 183
Views: 9527

Re: Enemy Within-Corruption in governance

Some developments in Coalgate - 18 May 2013 - Arrested coalgate probe head alleges plot against him Senior CBI officer Vivek Dutt, who headed the coalgate scam probe team, and three others were on Friday sent to three days in the agency’s custody by a Delhi court for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs. ...
by Pranav
16 Jul 2013 17:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Enemy Within-Corruption in governance
Replies: 183
Views: 9527

Re: Enemy Within-Corruption in governance

x-post from NaMo thread - Chitra Subramaniam on the recently demised Quattrochi - It is because of who Q was that George Fernandes, India’s Minister of Defence during the NDA regime, told me that he had been told by National Security Adviser Brajesh Mishra “not to touch the Bofors file” – because of...
by Pranav
16 Jul 2013 17:20
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Chitra Subramaniam on the recently demised Quattrochi - It is because of who Q was that George Fernandes, India’s Minister of Defence during the NDA regime, told me that he had been told by National Security Adviser Brajesh Mishra “not to touch the Bofors file” – because of instructions from former ...
by Pranav
16 Jul 2013 17:19
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Chandragupta wrote:^ I was thinking about this too. The 'token' protest by Ibrahmi smells foul. I hope I'm wrong though and there is more than meets the eye here.


As per reports Ibrahim has put his strong protest in writing not once but twice. Maybe he has done everything he can short of resigning.
by Pranav
16 Jul 2013 10:28
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

no, you are not expected to feed everybody. just the ones who works in your home. its not like they eat rich. 500 rs extra is all it takes for the maid's kid to eat (at ration shop rice prices) and i gladly give her that extra, compared to the wage given by neighbors. Paying regularly more than the...
by Pranav
16 Jul 2013 10:18
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

This vision etc goes well into your mind when you have something to eat and some time to think. Try to lecture a bunch of hungry discriminated dalits on vision and imagine what reaction you will get. This ignorance is one of the major reason why BJP lost in 2004. You give vision to college students...
by Pranav
15 Jul 2013 23:10
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Modi should not tone down his aggression but should point out to ordinary Muslims and Dalits how they have been taken for a ride, by their own leaders and by Congies. Pranav the sociology rule is that if the people do not have enough intelligence and intellect to understand what is 'taken for a rid...
by Pranav
15 Jul 2013 20:14
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Modi should not tone down his aggression but should point out to ordinary Muslims and Dalits how they have been taken for a ride, by their own leaders and by Congies.
by Pranav
15 Jul 2013 19:38
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

BJP need to find solution to integrate dalits and other Hindus in the mainstream. That combination would be unbeatable. It has started in Maharashtra with the alliance of BJP, Shiv Sena and RPI. This needs to be extended in North India. Valid point. But it is not always necessary to have alliances,...
by Pranav
15 Jul 2013 19:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 742828

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Hi Pranav, I don't think the 'axes' are that coherent here - The Obama administration and the Saudis have had a very different positions on the MB in Egypt. If anything Iran and the US have more in common than they do with the Saudis on that issue. The MB has survived for 85 years through multiple ...
by Pranav
15 Jul 2013 17:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 742828

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

MB should decide who it hates more - the Russia-Iran-Syria axis or the Saudi-US-Israel axis.
by Pranav
15 Jul 2013 17:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 742828

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Saudi Arabia re-emerges as powerful Middle East player. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/saudiarabia/10178117/Saudi-Arabia-re-emerges-as-powerful-Middle-East-player.html It is curious to see both the Saudis as well as Assad cheer Morsi's departure, at a time when Saudis are back...
by Pranav
15 Jul 2013 17:01
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Yashwant Sinha is one of the Namonia sufferers. If LKAs resignation had been accepted, as it should have been, YS too would have found some other means to occupy himself.
by Pranav
14 Jul 2013 11:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Buddhism - Socio Political Contributions
Replies: 444
Views: 24444

Re: Buddhism - Socio Political Contributions

abandoning all other "dharmas", take refuge in me I will remove all your sins and gift you moksha! no where is there an "only". Krishna, after saying so many things, finally decides to give Arjuna one final message. he tells him to abandon all other thoughts and take refuge in h...
by Pranav
14 Jul 2013 11:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2695
Views: 198444

Re: Physics Thread.

And what is wrong with using conservation of momentum, given that exhaust molecules are thrown out at high relative speeds? According to 'Free expansion' based on First Law of Thermodynamics, exhaust molecules(or any gas molecules) are not thrown out into vacuum. They simply escape. While escaping ...
by Pranav
14 Jul 2013 07:06
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Re the Ishrat family nominee -

Govt behind Parliament attack, 26/11: Ishrat probe officer - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 062116.cms
by Pranav
14 Jul 2013 00:02
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Are you going to take the lead role in buying the weapons and recruiting the fighters? If not, don't assume that anybody else will. Maybe he will. You never know who will join and lead the resistance. Don't want to be discouraging, but spontaneous revolutions never happen. You always need a huge am...
by Pranav
13 Jul 2013 23:42
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Now we are in the all out war - Jail or killing of NaMo can not be ruled out. I am sure INC will spare no efforts to win. I agree. If any of those scenarios were to happen, Delhi will be sacked by force. It will turn into a fortress overnight. Are you going to take the lead role in buying the weapo...
by Pranav
13 Jul 2013 19:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2695
Views: 198444

Re: Physics Thread.

Johnee ji,

If rocketry supposedly does not work in vacuum, then how do you suppose probes are sent to the Moon and Mars?

And what is wrong with using conservation of momentum, given that exhaust molecules are thrown out at high relative speeds?
by Pranav
12 Jul 2013 20:32
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Certainly the publicity will help, although it may cause some polarization.

IMO an intellectual like Shourie would have answered the Hindu nationalist question differently. But then Shourie does not win elections.
by Pranav
12 Jul 2013 19:52
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Hmm ... the reference to "Hindu Nationalism" will certainly invite questions about why not "Islamic Nationalism". Not sure if NaMo was cognizant of the point that Hindu + Nationalist does not equal "Hindu Nationalist". Islamic nationalism if it happens when it happens ...
by Pranav
12 Jul 2013 19:39
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Hmm ... the reference to "Hindu Nationalism" will certainly invite questions about why not "Islamic Nationalism".

Not sure if NaMo was cognizant of the point that Hindu + Nationalist does not equal "Hindu Nationalist".
by Pranav
12 Jul 2013 16:43
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Congress will not declare Rahul as PM candidate, says Digvijaya Singh - http://ibnlive.in.com/news/congress-will-not-declare-rahul-as-pm-candidate-says-digvijaya-singh/406017-37-64.html This is to encourage those on the BJP side who point to the Congress to justify why there is no need to declare Mo...
by Pranav
12 Jul 2013 09:53
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

A new kind of brain drain?

Gujarat's IT companies attract talent from tech hubs - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 026890.cms
by Pranav
11 Jul 2013 09:17
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: The Mughal Era in India
Replies: 638
Views: 4678

Re: The Mughal Era in India

W have to understand the Moghuls were a path for India to enter the modern age. Just as the brutal Normans, Plantagenets ruled England for four centuries and their end ushered in the Tudors and then on to the modern age, the Moguls were like the Tudors while the Sultans were like the Normans and Pl...
by Pranav
06 Jul 2013 20:06
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Murugan wrote:One NSUI guy Azhar said "Killing of sikhs was need of the hour" when asked about Ishrat case

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His tweet has been removed.


Another pic of the perpetrator -

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by Pranav
05 Jul 2013 18:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Flying On A Wing And A Prayer
Replies: 25
Views: 5319

Re: Flying On A Wing And A Prayer

Nicely written. Thanks!
by Pranav
05 Jul 2013 17:20
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

While the readers do so, their benchmark should be the fact that if Ajmal Kasab had not developed cold feet and caught alive, all preparations has been made to label 26/11 as act of ‘Hindu Terror’. Books to this effect were pre-written and the choice of the Chief Guest decided. This is absolutely t...
by Pranav
05 Jul 2013 17:15
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

This view is quite incorrect ... national leaders must be aware of the kind of historical background that is discussed in the India and the New World Order thread India has no historical baggage. The historical baggage that India has is the artificial construct of deracinated Indians. I remember on...
by Pranav
05 Jul 2013 11:18
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Kejriwal does suffer from the NGO-itis disease, but he is forcing a debate on systemic issues which IMO need to be debated. Fair enough...but he should have remained at the non-political level (like Anna) to force the debate. The debate has disappeared from the public eye since the time he converte...
by Pranav
05 Jul 2013 10:26
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Kejriwal has been suggesting a framework for referendums, initiatives, Gram & Mohalla Sabhas, right to recall, right to reject, Jan Lokpal ... Modi has also very recently advocated right to reject, which is a good thing. Competitive politics will make others take up issues for which there is pu...
by Pranav
05 Jul 2013 09:03
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932467

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

One needs to re-imagine the architecture of governance, which includes systemic reforms to deter corruption as well as decentralization, participative democracy. BJP & Modi in particular is a big proponent of decentralization. What is the extra that Kejriwal offers ? Also can you expand on this...

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