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by Dipanker
10 Jul 2017 08:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Wikipedia has some info, origin of the word apparently is from Prakrit phase, meaning is South India. Did not refer to ethnicity or language. Historically the word "drāviḍa" is used to denote the geographical region of South India,[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dravidian_people
by Dipanker
09 Jul 2017 18:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

See, that's the thing. The "pure" Tamil word for water is "neer." "Jalam" is widely acknowledged to have come from up North - at least, that's the narrative. Likewise, for "sun," the "pure Tamil" word would be "kadhiravan" (literally, &quo...
by Dipanker
09 Jul 2017 03:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Cameroonians Speak Tamil? Another example of OIT?? I have no idea, I don't speak/understand tamil. I thought one word was in Punjabi!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWyAYGlFZjk&t=8s
by Dipanker
09 Jul 2017 00:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Don't we just love our morning cup of Soma! Soma most likely is amanita muscaria. Display of such fertile imagination can only be attributed to a dose of choicest mushroom! On the brighter side the story of Arundhati walking in front of Ashwasthama Naro va Kunjaro...oops excuse my Soma, I mean Vashi...
by Dipanker
08 Jul 2017 10:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Simulation of coastline in 8,600 BC shows Sri Lanka was connected to mainland by a chunk of land several 100 KM wide.

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by Dipanker
08 Jul 2017 09:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Interesting documentary, probably the right caption is "Flooded Kingdoms of The Ice Age"

by Dipanker
08 Jul 2017 07:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Wikipedia says as per Temple's record Adam's Bridge was completely above water until 15th century and one could simply walk across. It went under water only in 1480. It was reportedly passable on foot up to the 15th century until storms deepened the channel: temple records seem to say that Adam's Br...
by Dipanker
08 Jul 2017 06:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Even now the Adam's bridge connecting Talai Mannar and Dhanushkodi is only 1 to 10 meter under water. If the water level back then was 80m lower than today then one could have easily built may be a 30 lane highway to SriLanka! A bathymetry contour map of the area should make that obvious.
by Dipanker
08 Jul 2017 06:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

14000 years before present, the sea level was some 80 meters or more lower than modern day levels. https://www.giss.nasa.gov/research/briefs/gornitz_09/ If the traditional geography of the Ramayana is accepted, nothing would need to be constructed to get to Lanka. PS: The depth of the sea around Ra...
by Dipanker
06 Jul 2017 05:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

This is all getting confusing! Vedic civilization (VC) older than IVC? Or IVC and VC are same civilization ? Or does IVC predate VC? Most likely, Vedic stage preceded IVC, because of Saraswati river's situation. Less likely that Vedic stage is post IVC (this is the position of AMT peoples). A third...
by Dipanker
06 Jul 2017 01:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

This is all getting confusing!
Vedic civilization (VC) older than IVC? Or IVC and VC are same civilization ? Or does IVC predate VC?
by Dipanker
05 Jul 2017 22:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

So where exactly is the problem with the following premise and conclusion:

Premise:
Rice farming started in the year X.
Rice was part of the diet of a person A born in the year Y.

Conclusion:
Therefore: Y <= X
by Dipanker
04 Jul 2017 11:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

An interesting talk by Martin Lewis (Geographer/Historian ?) & Asya Pereltsvaig (Linguist) of Stanford, I stumbled onto on YouTube. This talk tries to refute Atkinson and Gray's Anatolian Hypothesis, more specifically their 2012 paper. Needless to say, the speakers seem to take steppe origin of ...
by Dipanker
04 Jul 2017 09:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

^^ Also spoken Russian/Ukrainian etc. sound so much like Sanskrit prose being read, I noticed that by watching videos on YouTube, and overhearing Russian conversations, another reason why Russians and other Balto-Slavic language family speakers would think that their language is related to Sanskrit.
by Dipanker
04 Jul 2017 08:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

I remember Arya and Aryaputra to refer to each other! Now Putra is part of Punjabi and it has been replaced by Beta in Hindi. Any other languages use Putra as Son? Putra and Putri are still very much part of Hindi vocabulary, they have not been discarded! Punjabi is very similar to Hindi. Many ling...
by Dipanker
01 Jul 2017 04:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Question: Is there a logical fallacy in deriving that a Civilization A which wrote it's poetry in a language X also spoke the language X ? Thus if the Rigvedic Aryans who wrote their poetry in Rigvedic Sanskrit also spoke Rigvedic Sanskrit? Minor quibble. No written records survive. Writing may hav...
by Dipanker
30 Jun 2017 20:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Question:

Is there a logical fallacy in deriving that a Civilization A which wrote it's poetry in a language X also spoke the language X ?

Thus if the Rigvedic Aryans who wrote their poetry in Rigvedic Sanskrit also spoke Rigvedic Sanskrit?
by Dipanker
24 Jun 2017 05:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3001
Views: 81246

Re: Positive News from the USA

For the first 40 days he lied every single day! Trump's Lies Jan 21 to June 21 JAN. 21 “I wasn't a fan of Iraq. I didn't want to go into Iraq.” (He was for an invasion before he was against it.)JAN. 21 “A reporter for Time magazine — and I have been on their cover 14 or 15 times. I think we have the...
by Dipanker
21 Jun 2017 22:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3863
Views: 160206

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

they are looking at the signature of the third wave into Europe (first were hunter gatherers, second were agriculturists from middle east). Was the third wave ANI? This has been settled (?!) in the last couple of years, the third wave into Europe was from Pontic-Steppe/Kurgan => Yamnaya => Corded W...
by Dipanker
18 Jun 2017 06:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1720
Views: 234039

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

About time president rule was imposed in J&K. Cops angry over J&K govt’s ‘exercise restraint’ order, accuse CM of going soft on ‘vote-bank’ separatists SRINAGAR: Saturday saw another big fat militant funeral in Kashmir. Hundreds of villagers, some carrying Pakistani flags, attended the funer...
by Dipanker
15 Jun 2017 07:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 183798

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Turns out the attacker worked for Bernie Sanders campaign.
Bernie Sanders was informed and tweeted it.


Has the inevitable great american class warfare begun?!
by Dipanker
12 Jun 2017 23:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 183798

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Again. Trump Loses Travel Ban Ruling in Appeals Court WASHINGTON — A second federal appeals court has ruled against President Trump’s revised travel ban. The decision on Monday, from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, was the latest in a string of court rulin...
by Dipanker
09 Jun 2017 07:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 183798

Re: Understanding US thread-III

There is certainly more to Russian intervention story than meets the eye. Otherwise there won't be a special prosecutor and 4 different congressional/senatorial committee investigating it, that is 5 different teams investigating Russian intervention! Now Muller has the added responsibility of invest...
by Dipanker
07 Jun 2017 23:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 183798

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Defying Trump, Hawaii Becomes First State to Pass Law Committing to Paris Climate Accord Hawaii on Tuesday became the first state to pass a law committing to the goals and limits of the Paris climate accord, defying President Trump, who announced last week that he would withdraw the United States f...
by Dipanker
03 Jun 2017 05:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 183798

Re: Understanding US thread-III

It seems US cities, states, and companies are going to ignore Trump withdrawal from Paris treaty and pledge to UN to meet the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions targets under the Paris climate accord. Trump is becoming irrelevant and deservedly so. Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Compan...
by Dipanker
03 Jun 2017 05:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 347601

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

India gets about 60% power from coal, so the ratio is 3/5 than 2/3. At one time it used to nearly 70%, so over the years this number has gone down albeit at a slow rate. Given the current trajectory and India's commitment to paris treaty it will keep going down. Anyway OT for this thread so I will s...
by Dipanker
02 Jun 2017 23:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions III
Replies: 3964
Views: 347601

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions III

^^^ You are mistaking climate change and environmental pollution. Two different things. I hope India can now pull out of the Paris Accord nonsense too. No reason to constrain the economy. India needs lots of cheap electricity and transportation fuel. It need not come at the cost of the environment....
by Dipanker
29 May 2017 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1720
Views: 234039

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Faiz Ahmed Faiz was communist, so his call for rule of allah in this poem is very different from call for the same by Islamists. was he an atheist too?? most "commies" like to claim that they are for takhiya purposes. if not, he was just another muslim pushing his agenda. even when the si...
by Dipanker
29 May 2017 10:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1720
Views: 234039

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

this tweet by Rana Ayyub is from the poem, " Hum Dekhenge' by Faiz Ahmed Faiz. a link to the site is here. the third stanza contains the words in the tweet. Taj is crown, and takht is throne. in the peunltimate stanza the appeal for malsi rule appears to be the final demand of the poet readers...
by Dipanker
28 May 2017 07:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 183798

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Meanwhile post election xenophobia related toll keeps on mounting. Hate-criminal in Oregon stabs and kills two Americans in the train trying to calm him down when he was shouting abuses at muslim women passengers, obviously inspired by trumped-up xenophobia during the campaign. Portland train stabbi...
by Dipanker
27 May 2017 20:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 183798

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Russian ambassador told Moscow that Kushner wanted secret communications channel with Kremlin Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diploma...
by Dipanker
27 May 2017 19:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 183798

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Oh yes they can. Upto now no administration bothered with CA since it wasn't worth their time, however now is the time to take CA to court if it tries to impose additional CAFE standards or zero emissions on vehicles since it would harm other states in the US. A restriction of trade between states....
by Dipanker
27 May 2017 19:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 1720
Views: 234039

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

But if you read this forum, you will find not just so much jingoism and chest thumping, but outright hostility to any attempts to introspect when someone departs from the "party line", that you would think that we are not only already a super power, that we have always been a super power ...
by Dipanker
26 May 2017 18:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 183798

Re: Understanding US thread-III

With Zee's reverse Robinhood budget proposal this can only get worse: The Assault on Colleges — and the American Dream The country’s most powerful engine of upward mobility is under assault. Public colleges have an unmatched record of lofting their students into the middle class and beyond. For deca...
by Dipanker
26 May 2017 04:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 183798

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Appeals Court Will Not Reinstate Trump’s Revised Travel Ban WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Trump’s revised travel ban, saying it “drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination.” The decision, from the United States Court of Appeals for the...
by Dipanker
25 May 2017 19:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 183798

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Welcome To The Brave New Post-Truth World!
by Dipanker
25 May 2017 04:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 183798

Re: Understanding US thread-III

Another debunking of Seth Rich murder conspiracy theory, this time from WaPo.

The life and death of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory
by Dipanker
25 May 2017 03:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Understanding US thread-III
Replies: 3131
Views: 183798

Re: Understanding US thread-III

In the meantime even a conservative publication like National Review lambasts Sean Hannity for peddling Seth Rich murder conspiracy theory. The Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory Is Shameful Nonsense This is absolutely insane, but faithfuls are still willing to fall for it hook, line, and sinker. :roll:

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