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by GShankar
27 Sep 2016 20:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 884
Views: 31105

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Is it possible the "URL" tag to open in a new tab? Please ignore if this has already been discussed and decided to open links in current tab.
by GShankar
26 Sep 2016 22:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: European Union: Positive News
Replies: 222
Views: 23357

Re: European Union: Positive News

Not sure if you know, in Tamilnadu, we eat rasam and rice with banana leaf (as the plate). At the end, there won't be a drop of rasam left in the leaf. Eating chinese food with hand? child's play.. However, did learn the use of chopsticks and everyone (chinese included) around me goes ooh and ahh wh...
by GShankar
26 Sep 2016 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2139
Views: 202165

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

@pankajs - Possible, but I don't think Europe is going to 'come to grip' together as one block at this point. If the situation gets worse and if some countries are affected worse than others, we may see more exits out of EU. In the meantime there will be EJs, NGOs trying their best (with OPM - other...
by GShankar
26 Sep 2016 21:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 65921

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

Regarding lower riparian rights, Karnataka has respected it 9 out of past 10 years..Go and ask how insisting upon lower riparian rights is working for Mexico wrt Colorado River dispute with USa or for India wrt China. Even India is discussing cancelling iwt with Pak now. I know I am only quoting a ...
by GShankar
26 Sep 2016 21:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2139
Views: 202165

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

I think India has accepted the fact that human rights violation is happening in Kashmir. And has started to point out where else it is happening. If I recall, china used to say the same about US. If US brought up any incident inside china, china used to bring up vietnam, iraq, etc. Now, we all have ...
by GShankar
26 Sep 2016 21:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 295729

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016

^^ From time to time India might get isolated on specific topics and that happens to all nations. I heard a Doval speech in a video where he said something like - "India should not punch above or below it's weight. India should increase it's weight and punch accordingly". I think we are go...
by GShankar
26 Sep 2016 10:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: European Union: Positive News
Replies: 222
Views: 23357

Re: European Union: Positive News

Eating with hands - funny thing. When I was FoB in US - 2nd day at work, went for lunch with a couple of "co-workers". Funnily enough, both were non-white. One was chines and the other from Ecuador. Lunch was chinese food and like usual, I ate with my hands. Those 2 guys never came to lunc...
by GShankar
25 Sep 2016 21:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 398138

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

In my Facebook wall, I occasionally see posts of "US Consulate General Chennai" is doing part of their outreach program. Some of the things I have seen are 1) US State department (and allied) folks meeting Indian students and Indian NGOs 2) US Consulate General organizing seminars on how U...
by GShankar
25 Sep 2016 21:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 65921

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

An agreement (supreme court ruling or tribunal ruling or otherwise) between states should be followed "to keep the peace". If not, well, we are all seeing what happens, if not. Instead of bringing in all subjective/arbitrary things into the discussion, one should start with why can't curre...
by GShankar
25 Sep 2016 21:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 975
Views: 99838

Re: Indian IT Industry

The premise is why Indian companies are not yet creating path breaking products like MS, Google, etc. If we are discussing something else then I am mistaken. @Arjun - The point is not about taking investor money but how to leverage it to make a global product or process or solution - I was suggestin...
by GShankar
25 Sep 2016 06:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 975
Views: 99838

Re: Indian IT Industry

I really hope that Indian companies become real software powers and come out with path-breaking products like Microsoft, Google, etc rather than just copy and adopt for the Indian market like we have been doing all these years. Sir, will take years. I hope too ..been part of a start up in 2007 wher...
by GShankar
25 Sep 2016 05:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2740
Views: 498982

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Speaking for myself, I've quite enjoyed the discussion of the past couple of days. I'd always wondered about the unnecessary lugging of the first stage, but it is refreshing to see a quantitative treatment of the subject. Though I'm unable to contribute much, I'd like to see more of this than purel...
by GShankar
22 Sep 2016 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016
Replies: 2846
Views: 295729

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-13 June,2016

China will begin putting pressure on our NE front. Watch. I think this specific deployment (operation URI) from "ISoosaI Labs" has been sponsored by Chinese to punish India for talking about interfering in Baluchistan and POK. If Indian Spl. Forces have entered POK, then additional pricks...
by GShankar
22 Sep 2016 11:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 65921

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

@Sachin I think the verdict is a bit complicated. Quick googling says there is probably no monthly schedule for a year and there are some limit changes for when there is good rain, average rain and bad rain. Some one more knowledgeable can answer this more accurately. Either way, the calculation of ...
by GShankar
22 Sep 2016 11:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: South India River Water Issues/Disputes
Replies: 1213
Views: 65921

Re: South India River Water Issues/Disputes

Can any one explain the current formula being used for "water sharing"? I mean how are the percentages for water allocation decided? Is it as simple as measuring the water level at KRS every day (or every week), and then calculating the share for that day (or week) and releasing the water...
by GShankar
21 Sep 2016 23:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 141112

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

I checked the handle - https://twitter.com/Chopsyturvey Elite Para Commandos of Indian Army already in PoK. 3 militant camps targeted. PM @narendramodi was in MO Ops room till 2230 last night. Wow And I could not find the specific tweet (I only checked what was posted in the last few hours to a day)...
by GShankar
18 Sep 2016 21:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri
Replies: 666
Views: 61085

Re: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri

This is possibly the continuation of Paki response to our PM's independence day speech and continuing paki bashing by Modi in all speeches. Since Paki's soft options like complaining in foreign countries did not work, and India has finally turned the corner with respect to the media storms over pell...
by GShankar
18 Sep 2016 07:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 398138

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

"small" bomb blast in a dumpster in NYC. Earlier in the morning, there was a blast in jersey shore. All this can only help DT.
by GShankar
17 Sep 2016 22:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 398138

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

I have not seen this posted before here. But my understanding is that this blog is operated by a group of people including Satya Dosapati (Indian National Overseas Congress had filed a $100 Million defamation against him and lost I think). This is a growing list of articles cataloguing Billary and a...

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