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by Pranav
29 Oct 2013 14:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Patna Blasts : 27 Oct 2013 (News and Discussion)
Replies: 367
Views: 20035

Re: Patna Blasts : 27 Oct 2013 (News and Discussion)

Patna serial blasts: 2 IM human bombers were to target Modi, plan blew up due to timer battery error - http://www.indiatvnews.com/crime/news/p ... -4233.html
by Pranav
29 Oct 2013 14:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Patna Blasts : 27 Oct 2013 (News and Discussion)
Replies: 367
Views: 20035

Re: Patna Blasts : 27 Oct 2013 (News and Discussion)

This Dhanashri Kulkarni (@DhanushKool) seems to have some inside sources of information - @DhanushKool One more Blast in Patna... Loudest so far... More imp.: Arrested accused mobile contains d number of a Prominent Congi. leader... @DhanushKool @masala_chaas yep... accused dialed few nos. in mornin...
by Pranav
29 Oct 2013 10:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Patna Blasts : 27 Oct 2013 (News and Discussion)
Replies: 367
Views: 20035

Re: Patna Blasts : 27 Oct 2013 (News and Discussion)

Dilbu wrote:I am more worried about sniper after having seen the arrangements of Modi rallies. Lot of chaos, not enough frisking. Very risky onlee.


The practice of the US secret service is to occupy all vantage points on nearby buildings.

Would also be advisable to use bullet-proof glass on the stage.
by Pranav
28 Oct 2013 23:38
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

Maybe we should wait for 686 pages? Seriously if we get close to the elections we should consider moving this to strat forum for lurkers to get hope! Perhaps you should also make it easier for new members to join. The requirement of a non-free email ID is too troublesome for a lot of people. Had it...
by Pranav
28 Oct 2013 19:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

Sushupti wrote:


Jaitley is quite smart, very well handled press briefing. Not many people can be so well-organized and clear, and answer questions with such poise. So he is an asset, but one should also keep a sharp eye on him.
by Pranav
28 Oct 2013 07:23
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

that photo can be scaled to map the density per sq inch. i thought some software does such counts.. do not know which one. If you are trying to do crowd estimates, then you'll have to find out what time it was taken. Maybe in the morning well before NaMo's speech. BTW, here is the source - http://w...
by Pranav
28 Oct 2013 07:22
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

http://i.imgur.com/Murz9Yi.jpg It would be interesting to see if this module is being controlled from TSP or from the Gulf. The two varieties do overlap, but the situation in the Gulf is quite murky, with all kinds of Jihadists including cannibals in Syria getting their funding from there.
by Pranav
28 Oct 2013 07:09
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

Has this been posted already? Not clear what time the pic was taken, but shows sequence of events.

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by Pranav
27 Oct 2013 19:34
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

From: Twitter https://twitter.com/DhanushKool/status/394459314829533185 One more Blast in Patna... Loudest so far... More imp.: Arrested accused mobile contains d number of a Prominent Congi. leader... This DhanushKool seems to have some inside sources of information - @DhanushKool One more Blast i...
by Pranav
27 Oct 2013 16:53
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

Another blast 5 minutes back - https://twitter.com/rahulkanwal/status/ ... 8026180608

update - Reporter on the ground says this was a controlled explosion by bomb diffusal squad. Cops claiming a link to Gaya blast perpetrators - https://twitter.com/rahulkanwal/status/ ... 3234506752
by Pranav
27 Oct 2013 14:57
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

Sagar G wrote:
Sushupti wrote:Urdu is second official language in UP and Bihar


The language of invaders just like English.


But you are using it right now.
by Pranav
26 Oct 2013 19:58
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

hmm ... perhaps you have a point. If people want to play musical chairs on the deck of the Titanic, they should be allowed to do so in peace. If it is not EVM, it is LKA-Modi "fight". That imploded for you. . Now you fall back to EVM. You remind me of a charactet in Ice Age 2 - The meltdo...
by Pranav
26 Oct 2013 12:14
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

Muppalla wrote:Then let us do like this or let us request the BRadmins to write a post about EVMs after every five posts in each thread of BRF. That way the whole forum will look very colorful.


Saar, what is your takleef? I am saying you deserve to not be interrupted. Please do carry on.
by Pranav
26 Oct 2013 06:57
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

Look I am not saying that the EVM cant be manipulated or anything. Maybe there is a valid point. And maybe even the BJP high command ( who ARE in the business of politics ) are not aware of what you know. But for sanity's sake can you take this to the EVM thread, or start of new thread and carry on...
by Pranav
25 Oct 2013 14:23
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

Congress will notch up ‘surprise win,’ says Manmohan Singh - http://post.jagran.com/congress-will-notch-up-surprise-win-says-manmohan-singh-1382672447#sthash.81Y2rPXP.dpuf Scary when he says "surprise" win. Wonder what tricks are running in background! They may be planning to get rid of M...
by Pranav
24 Oct 2013 23:12
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

America truly became independent from London based regimes of international controls after Lincoln won the civil war and stabilized the two coasts. The nullification crisis of 1833 was a major turning point in American history which is underrated. The independence in fact started getting eroded pos...
by Pranav
24 Oct 2013 23:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1
Replies: 609
Views: 61485

Re: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1

harbans wrote:Evolution of Indian Strategic thought has little to do with your fixation on EVMs. Please take that logic elsewhere. You even have a thread for that.


"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Anyway, carry on.
by Pranav
24 Oct 2013 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1
Replies: 609
Views: 61485

Re: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1

Does it make sense for a man afflicted with terminal cancer to spend his last week on earth lusting for a pot of gold coins? You are free to assume that India is afflicted with Terminal cancer. There are many who feel that it can be fought. Read again or clarify what you want to say without ambigui...
by Pranav
24 Oct 2013 14:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1
Replies: 609
Views: 61485

Re: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1

To understand why Tibet is so important one has to: (My assumptions in Red) 1. Ask what this country really wants to be? An Islamic State or a Dharmic State. ( A Secular state as is the present will in 40 years be inevitably an Islamic one) 2. A Dharmic State and a Sharia State cannot coexist. 3. I...
by Pranav
24 Oct 2013 13:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1
Replies: 609
Views: 61485

Re: Evolution of Indian Strategic Thought-1

harbans wrote:The utmost strategic piece of land for India today is Tibet and then Nepal. That realization is yet to dawn our so called experts as yet.


Why dream of Tibet when you are already a slave of west oligarchic system.
by Pranav
24 Oct 2013 13:41
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

It is a fragile phenomenon. One more round of EVM management and Hindus will go into a shell for the next 2 or 3 decades. I view it as Darwin's law, the unfit have no right to live. This time it is different, indians have tasted the Garroor to do anymore Ji Hazoor. Even the Ex Faui are now itching ...
by Pranav
24 Oct 2013 08:47
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

NaMo is bringing in a much needed "Evangelical streak" among Hindus.. :) I am glad.. this should translate into actual Hindu evangelism. Will be useful in the process of assimilation in future.. :) Those in their 20s, 30s and 40s should remember this streak and sharpen it.. mata is going ...
by Pranav
23 Oct 2013 09:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Enemy Within-Corruption in governance
Replies: 183
Views: 9528

Re: Enemy Within-Corruption in governance

The following does not seem to have gotten much attention in the Indian press? Indian illegal mining investigation ends without explanation Abrupt halt to investigations sparks concern over extent of corruption uncovered in India's mining sector theguardian.com, Tuesday 22 October 2013 10.51 BST A m...
by Pranav
22 Oct 2013 19:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 12577
Views: 742838

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Seems Turkey is now becoming a bad boy? Recall recent article about Turkey compromising Israeli agents in Iran - http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-turkey-blows-israels-cover-for-iranian-spy-ring/2013/10/16/7d9c1eb2-3686-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story.html One has always felt that t...
by Pranav
21 Oct 2013 07:05
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

http://www.millenniumpost.in/NewsContent.aspx?NID=41405 Successive Congress-led govts have conspired to increase India’s energy-dependence on fossil fuels by discouraging exploration of local resources like solar, wind, geo-thermal and other non-conventional forms of energy. As of now these non-con...
by Pranav
21 Oct 2013 06:40
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

I think we should first look at ourselves. Why do you always point to MNCs, CIA or some other external entity. We have to focus on our own folks who have been turned against each other using a very effective identity politics, leftist philosophy, education system. Commie Media's Anti-Hindu Poison -...
by Pranav
21 Oct 2013 06:35
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

^^^Chipanda is hinting that it's wiling to put its 50 cent pro-trolls and vast experience in astroturfing to work in Cong's service. Another way the trade balance with PRC will worsen is that now eNREGA funds will got to cheeni trolls ... *facepalm* Chinis had given NaMo a warm reception in China, ...
by Pranav
20 Oct 2013 08:50
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

AAP folks have a single USP and that is anti-corruption. :rotfl: https://www.facebook.com/annahazare/posts/339128589540676 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Leader Prashant Bhushan said yesterday that the Indian Army is responsible for killing of Kashmiris. Hindu sponsored terrorism is on peak. No one is safe ...
by Pranav
20 Oct 2013 07:02
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

What this means, unfortunately, is people likely to waste their votes on Independents or AAP-type trojans AAP folks have a single USP and that is anti-corruption. If you think anti-corruption does not sell, then why worry about AAP. If you think it does sell, then why not address the issue. Has any...
by Pranav
20 Oct 2013 06:50
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

Modi's popularity is steadily increasing. We need to get out of this pessimistic mindset and stop blaming things like the "Feku" campaign. Be optimistic, tell as many people as you can to vote and do your part on social media. This is the final stretch. Modi didn't make it this far to los...
by Pranav
14 Oct 2013 17:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Enemy Within-Corruption in governance
Replies: 183
Views: 9528

Re: Enemy Within-Corruption in governance

Old but fascinating article about blackmailer criminal officials and their links with Maino's man friday Vincent George. Abhishek Verma and Ajit Jogi also have roles to play - http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/arrest-of-former-ed-strongman-ashok-aggarwal-opens-a-pandoras-box-of-extortion-blackmail/...
by Pranav
13 Oct 2013 11:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Enemy Within-Corruption in governance
Replies: 183
Views: 9528

Re: Enemy Within-Corruption in governance

Nice article about how Laloo was nailed despite best efforts of the establishment. Current CBI director had an ignominious role to play. By Uttam Sengupta, who had a close-range view of things as Patna resident editor, The Times of India. http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?288053 Biswas never ...
by Pranav
11 Oct 2013 19:09
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

New model EVMs have capacity up to 512 candidates, if I recall correctly. They changed the design after TRS exploited the loophole in Andhra. BTW, folks who are actually willing to act on the EVM issue should align their efforts with "Technology Transparency Foundation", which is a new or...
by Pranav
11 Oct 2013 19:01
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

New model EVMs have capacity up to 512 candidates, if I recall correctly. They changed the design after TRS exploited the loophole in Andhra.
by Pranav
10 Oct 2013 08:00
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

why that swastika? Never casted your vote? Right!. That "Swastika" is the old-fashioned vote stamp. Now we use EVMs. By the way, I read the recent judgment. It seems 2014 will mostly be an EVM election; paper trail on very limited scale only. So all the Rona-Dhona about BJP vote share by ...
by Pranav
08 Oct 2013 16:22
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/sc-wants-evm-paper-trail-for-next-general-election_881767.html Looke like SC has ordered the ECI to put EVMs with paper trail for next general elections. However, this is just a short news item from Zee, so I would be careful till we read the full judgement. But...
by Pranav
08 Oct 2013 08:57
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40179
Views: 1932483

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

EVM case judgment expected within a couple of hours from now. Election Commission says it is introducing EVMs paper trail, but it wants full freedom to do this arbitrarily slowly.

So, 2014 will essentially be an EVM election, if the ECI has its way.
by Pranav
06 Oct 2013 20:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4479
Views: 889136

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I don't understand why it is so difficult to liquidate the vermin with ATGMs, 155 mm artillery, using UAVs for reconnaissance / spotting etc.

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