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by Cyrano
02 Mar 2021 13:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2681

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Speaking of books, one of my favourites that I keep referring to after all these years, to get the taste just right like my grand mother's cooking, or simply to see the gorgeous pictures, salivate and get inspired to cook: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/617iUg88mFL._SY486_BO1,204,2...
by Cyrano
02 Mar 2021 13:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2681

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Sudarshan ji, The points you shared nicely complement maDi principles. They were very much followed since grain, dals and various ingredients that were often purchased in bulk in season and their optimal strorage to last the rest of the year was very important in our hot & humid weather. There a...
by Cyrano
02 Mar 2021 13:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2681

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

****Reposting into this thread**** Few things that work for me to keep weight under control and eat a more balanced, healthy diet : - Reduce sugar to minimum, replace with honey when possible. - Avoid processed foods, ketchup, sauces, biscuits, chips, namkeen, sugar added juices, soft drinks etc. Hi...
by Cyrano
02 Mar 2021 00:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3417
Views: 354427

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

I've started a separate thread in tech forum with mod permission.

https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7847

Please continue any food, heatlth, well being related discussions there. Thank you.
by Cyrano
02 Mar 2021 00:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2681

Re: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Before talking about food, its worthwhile to consider the good conditions of preparing and consuming food. In south India many of these cleanliness practices are together called " maDi ". These are often misunderstood as Brahmanical therefore discriminatory etc. but given the frequent wate...
by Cyrano
01 Mar 2021 23:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2681

Personal Health, Nutrition and Fitness Thread

Starting this thread with mod suryag's permission. This thread is for sharing good dietary information, principles and experiences, lifestyle habits, exercises, that lead to better health and wellbeing. Importance of food in Dharmic tradition: The following shloka from Bhagavad Gita resumes Dharmic ...
by Cyrano
01 Mar 2021 19:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3417
Views: 354427

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Mod request: Could we start a new thread on Personal Diet Fitness and wellbeing thread in Tech forum? There used to be such a thread in GDF IIRC. Thanks
by Cyrano
01 Mar 2021 15:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 703592

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Rudradev wrote:Actually they want to exclude India from the Quad & have a five-pronged alliance of Pakistan, USA, Japan, Australia, and Raghav Bahl.

It will be called the Quint.

:rotfl:
by Cyrano
01 Mar 2021 15:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3417
Views: 354427

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Few things that work for me: - Reduce sugar to minimum, replace with honey when possible. - Avoid processed foods, ketchup, sauces, biscuits, chips, namkeen, sugar added juices, soft drinks etc. High in salt and sugar. - Eat mostly home cooked food, restaurant food is high in salt, oil, sugar, hygie...
by Cyrano
28 Feb 2021 23:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3417
Views: 354427

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

To legal eagles: why not resort to social media with a live recording and naming of people? This magistrate route hardly works. In Tomar's case, there is a clear video and still there's no movement. Punjab police books Shiromani Akali Dal leader and 6 others for keeping a girl confined for 8 months...
by Cyrano
27 Feb 2021 15:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 703592

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

So much for those who claim that Abhinandan was released due to US pressure ! :rotfl: A rare phone call, secret letter: How India got Pak to release IAF’s Abhinandan Then RAW chief Anil Dhasmana made a rare phone call to his then ISI counterpart Lt General Syed Asim Munir Ahmed Shah over a secure li...
by Cyrano
27 Feb 2021 15:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 703592

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Pakis will play the card that Bidanna needs to bail them out of Chinese debt if he wants support on Afghan or countering China. But there will be no takers.
by Cyrano
26 Feb 2021 00:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5668
Views: 702579

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

If they really wanted to troll they should have named it Trump Stadium :))
by Cyrano
26 Feb 2021 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2848
Views: 703592

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

---X Posting from NaPak End Game thread--- Can India resist the Ghar Jamai act ? I've been following Paki media on and off for a while, it quite accurately reflects Pak's establishment's mind and mood. It is usually filled with rabid anti-India and Anti-Modi/Hindutva/RSS rhetoric which keeps repeati...
by Cyrano
26 Feb 2021 00:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 585
Views: 109443

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Can India resist the Ghar Jamai act ? I've been following Paki media on and off for a while, it quite accurately reflects Pak's establishment's mind and mood. It is usually filled with rabid anti-India and Anti-Modi/Hindutva/RSS rhetoric which keeps repeating across a range of topics: - News storie...
by Cyrano
23 Feb 2021 17:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39611

Re: Indian Interests_2

Thank you for the pointers & links !
by Cyrano
22 Feb 2021 16:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39611

Re: Indian Interests_2

Right Sudarshan ji, that was my point. Agree about AIT dump by Nehru in Discovery of India. I had read it many years ago, have it somewhere still. Thanks Rudradev, will read Majumdar and N Sastri's works. Another history area I'd like to read about is how Indian culture spread through South East Asi...
by Cyrano
22 Feb 2021 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3608
Views: 769321

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Right across the Kailash range where we occupied the heights is our Chushul base. Any movement by the Chinese from Moldo to get closer to Spangur lake or gap can be effectively detected and countered by rapid troop mobilisation from Chushul as well as artillery. Refer to the maps and you will see th...
by Cyrano
21 Feb 2021 16:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39611

Re: Indian Interests_2

Foreign travellers recounts of India are indeed quite interesting since they offer a comparative perspective of how India was at that time, as seen through alien eyes. I've loved reading "Veyi Padagalu" in Telugu by Viswanatha Sathyanarayana garu, which describes Andhra society of the 19th...
by Cyrano
21 Feb 2021 16:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 569
Views: 150606

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Realistic confidence displayed by our scientist in the interview makes me full of confident realism that our aeronautic industry has taken off towards future success with these programs.
by Cyrano
21 Feb 2021 15:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 585
Views: 109443

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Markers of NaPaki end game: 1. Runaway food and essential commodities inflation 2. Infighting in Pak Army, with 2nd military coup to depose a Jarnail on top of a 1st military coup where the said Jarnail has taken over after dismissing a civilian govt 3. Jihadi Mullah led popular uprising against Arm...
by Cyrano
20 Feb 2021 15:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3417
Views: 354427

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Congress in deep financial crisis, sending out SOS https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/congress-in-deep-financial-crisis-sends-out-sos/articleshow/81122496.cms Looks like PM funds taken away and scam money drying up has starved them. Time for Sonia to open the family coffers in Swiss for the p...
by Cyrano
20 Feb 2021 01:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 178
Views: 39611

Re: Indian Interests_2

A funny concept that seems to have fallen by the wayside - thankfully - is "Frugal Innovation" also called "Glorifying Jugaad". A few years ago I had a student from a prestigious international management institute near Paris call on me seeking to do an internship/project on the t...
by Cyrano
20 Feb 2021 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3608
Views: 769321

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Logical conclusion was already given by Col. Babu's men. China unable to move on.
by Cyrano
20 Feb 2021 00:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3417
Views: 354427

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Link-https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/world/europe/france-universities-culture-wars.html Heating Up Culture Wars, France to Scour Universities for Ideas That ‘Corrupt Society’ PARIS — Stepping up its attacks on social science theories that it says threaten France, the French government announced ...
by Cyrano
19 Feb 2021 16:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3774
Views: 758092

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Militant opens fire at Bargulla near Shiv Shakti sweet shop killing 2 policemen. CCTV footage reveals militant's face. https://indianexpress.com/article/india/jk-militants-open-fire-police-shot-dead-srinagar-7195637/ To coincide with EU envoys visit, to bring back bloodshed in Kashmir image.
by Cyrano
18 Feb 2021 15:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 313977

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/IndiaHistorypic/status/1360835034198937603?s=20 ---> 1964: Production of first indigenous Vijayanta tanks at Avadi, Tamil Nadu. As evidenced in a video report few pages earlier in this thread, the Avadi factory heritage structure has been preserved in a manner that would make AS...
by Cyrano
17 Feb 2021 01:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1048
Views: 124409

Re: Non-Western Worldview

Chinese media warfare is dump money, corrupt, honey trap, blackmail to control the media actors. And play aggrieved victim at the slightest sleight and try to ruin those who don't fall in line one way or other.

Not our usual style.
by Cyrano
17 Feb 2021 01:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3608
Views: 769321

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

My opinion: CCP miscalculated on NaMo Govt, PLA misunderestimated IA and got stalemated, nutfreezed. The cost of continuing the standoff in terms of men, equipment, money and morale was becoming untenable. Escalating into a 2 front war by pulling in Pakis was not realisable either. Pak Army got scar...
by Cyrano
17 Feb 2021 00:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1048
Views: 124409

Re: Non-Western Worldview

Most people I come across are not trying to antagonise me, but if they were, I'd reply on similar lines as well :)
by Cyrano
17 Feb 2021 00:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 305531

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Perhaps Kiran Bedi will get a different/better posting. There were all kinds of speculation when J&K Lt Guv changed last year as well.
by Cyrano
16 Feb 2021 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Non-Western Worldview
Replies: 1048
Views: 124409

Re: Non-Western Worldview

I found that asking questions to clarify question/statement the premises behind the question quickly deflates these holier than thou types. For example, a conversation would go like this: Q: Why is there so much caste discrimination in India? Response: What do you know of caste system? Q: I mean peo...
by Cyrano
16 Feb 2021 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 313977

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Even if enemy drops torpedos, Arjun Mark 1A will resist. The chassis is actually carved out of single block of hard monolith granite like Khajuraho temples. The torpedo will just bounce off Arjun like Gabbar & Co bounced off Sholay hill in Ramanagara. 8) :lol:
by Cyrano
16 Feb 2021 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 313977

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Saw the report on Aurjun Mark 1A. Looks like the Army put every possible feature they could think of into GSQRs. Usually such "to moon & back" requirements are given it is expected that the supplier will fail to produce the unobtainium demanded. CVRDE has ended up producing the behemot...
by Cyrano
16 Feb 2021 15:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3417
Views: 354427

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Initially I gave Disha Ravi some benefit of doubt. Following the Delhi Police's press conference yesterday where they have shared a bunch of details to counter the "innocent 21 year old student arrested since the Govt is panicking" narrative, and her own admission that she did edit the too...
by Cyrano
16 Feb 2021 14:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)
Replies: 69
Views: 8855

Re: India - Canada - News and Discussion. (2018)

gpurewal seems to have disappeared, went back to the land of pure ?! LoL
by Cyrano
15 Feb 2021 00:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 502
Views: 53645

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

Signal similarly asks me to re-authenticate with a NIP passwd very frequently. Not sure why such repeated authentications are needed.
by Cyrano
15 Feb 2021 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5801
Views: 839184

Re: Understanding the US - Again

ok ! sorry about that
by Cyrano
14 Feb 2021 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3417
Views: 354427

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

After all the investigation Govt could find just one 21 yr old Indian woman? Her story does look like a starry eyed head in the clouds young female - there are thousands of them in India, may be in our own families - who did something woke, similar or worse things were done by so many people with no...

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