Tuesday, September 16, 2014

top univs producing entrepreneurs who raise vc funding

IITs (together) are number 4 in the world. pretty impressive, until you realize most of this happened in the US.

http://inthecapital.streetwise.co/2014/08/27/top-universities-for-vc-backed-entrepreneurs-pitchbook-ranking/

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Fwd: (Assam) Muslim Tries to Sell Off Hindu Teen Neighbour as Slave, Arrested in Tamil Nadu


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Date: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 12:50 AM
Subject: (Assam) Muslim Tries to Sell Off Hindu Teen Neighbour as Slave, Arrested in Tamil Nadu
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http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/Man-Tries-to-Sell-Off-Teen-as-Slave-Arrested/2014/09/13/article2428725.ece


Man Tries to Sell Off Teen as Slave, Arrested

By Express News Service

Published: 13th September 2014 06:03 AM

Last Updated: 13th September 2014 11:14 AM

  • Moinul (left) and Manik
    Moinul (left) and Manik

CHENNAI: A 25-year-old man from Assam, was arrested on the charge of attempting to sell a teenage boy, here on Friday. The teen was rescued after a tip off from an auto driver.

Police said Moinul (25) of Guwahati had got his neighbour Manik (18) a job at a tea shop back in Assam. But, the latter registered a complaint against him over poor wages. However, Moinul convinced the boy's parents to withdraw the complaint, promising to place the teenager in a better place in Tamil Nadu. He first found Manik a job at a timber shop in Tiruchy six months ago, but the teen again complained of meagre wages. According to police, Moinul was irked by the police complaint and decided to exact vengeance, and brought Manik to Chennai.

After reaching here, Moinul made him wait inside CMBT at Koyambedu and went out looking for prospective buyers. Police said he negotiated with a tea shop owner nearby, but could not get Rs 3 lakh that he wanted.

In a last ditch effort, Moinul approached the auto-rickshaw and taxi stands, and offered commission to anyone who could find a buyer willing to pay Rs 3 lakh for the boy. Some of the drivers there noted down his number, and an auto driver among them, Dinesh, alerted the local police. Police officials called Moinul pretending to be prospective buyers, and asked him to wait near the auto stand. A team of plain clothesmen offered Rs 3.50 lakh. To gain his trust, they showed him Rs 50,000 advance money.

Moinul readily agreed and fetched the teen from the bus stand and handed him over to the cops in disguise. The personnel immediately disclosed their identity and took both Moinul and Manik in their custody. Manik told the police that he was under the impression that Moinul was looking for a job for him using his contacts and had no clue about his intentions.




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the economist? racist? you bet. and proud of it, too

Fwd: Vietnam visit by Indian President strategically significant+China and Modi’s relationship building with Japan+ China’s Finger Problem – Will President Xi cure+Pranab visit to Vietnam


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cultivating vietnam as india's pakistan aiming at china's soft underbelly? sounds good to me.


1. Vietnam visit by Indian President strategically significant by dr subhash kapila 15/9/14 http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/1613
'Vietnam's long outstanding requests to India for sale of the Brahmos Missile need to be honoured and other missiles too. If China could assist Pakistan with nuclear weapons build-up and a wide variety of ballistic missiles with strike reach to the Indian heartland, what holds back India to assist Vietnam?
 
2. China and Modi's relationship building with Japan by col r hariharan 15/9/14 http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/1614
'Such comments in the op-ed showed China's difficulty in coming to terms with Modi's readiness to improve India's relations with China to do business while showing equal keenness to improve strategic cooperation with Japan. One of the key objectives of President Xi's talks with Modi will be to wean away India from the lure of Japan. So it is not surprising Beijing is holding out a carrot of $ 100 billion Chinese investment in India. And the huge delegation of leading lights of Chinese business and five major banks accompanying the Chinese President underscores President Xi's serious efforts to win over Modi.[v][v] But the reported Chinese troops' intrusion into Indian territory in Ladakh (in Demchok sector) on September 11, even in the midst of all media hype on Xi's visit, exposes the soft underbelly of India-China relations. And this is where Japan has an edge over China in dealing with India.'
 
3. China's Finger Problem – Will President Xi cure by lt gen prakash katoch 15/9/14 http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/chinas-finger-problem-will-president-xi-cure/
'From the above it can be seen that Indian territories were once right up to the Hindukush Mountains, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, parts of Burma, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Portions of Tibet too were annexed by India. Not many would be aware of the captured Chinese flag brought by Maharaja Ranjit Singh that adorns the officer's mess of an infantry battalion of the Indian Army. Then, Indian troops of British India were posted at Yatung. The Chinese may need to read up on India's history and whether going by Chinese standards, India should start claiming all these territories?
But in the case of Tibet and India, China's stratagem is based on Mao Zhedong's statement endorsed by Deng Xiaoping, in saying, "Tibet is the palm of China and Ladakh, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and NEFA are its fingers".
Logically, if China wants India to sign on the dotted line of 'One China' policy, it should do likewise accepting 'One India' including 'recognizing the accession of the State of J&K to India on 26 October 1947'. Sure that would make Chinese occupation of the Shaksgam Valley and Aksai Chin illegal but that can be negotiated between the special representatives of both countries charged with negotiating the border.'
 
4. Xi's on Modi's turf: a Strategic perspective by col danvir singh 15/9/14 http://www.indiandefencereview.com/xi-jinping-visit-a-strategic-perspective/
'But a word of caution, don't prick the dragon so soon. The defence apparatus of our country needs to be strengthened many folds before any such display of confidence'.
 
My take – China will settle the boundary dispute from a position of strength when it can dictate. India will have to build economic and military strength – it has little time.
 
6. India should not get strangled by China's bear bug by kanwal sibal 16/9/14 http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/NjBZflKVZRfcFHehSQ3EiM/India-should-not-get-strangled-by-Chinas-bear-hug.html.
'Modi's challenge would be to clasp China's extended hand to the extent it serves India's purpose.'
 
7. The NDA govt has given a big impetus to bridging the infrastructure and connectivity deficit in North-East to both mainland India and to South-East Asia. 16/9/14. Table has useful data http://www.livemint.com/Politics/jYkigBltcZDkfh6uLZrAwJ/The-Yin-and-the-Yang.html
 
8. CCEA clears Rs 4758 crs power transmission lines in Arunachal and Sikkim. 16/9/14 http://www.livemint.com/Politics/vq8JVQ9hgvFi1iyPslg6QN/CCEA-clears-power-transmission-projects-in-Arunachal-Pradesh.html
 
My take – there was no need for the media to rub it in the Kashmiris of the Valley that the Army whom they maligned saved them. Sometimes Silence pays.
 
'Pres Sang affirmed that Vietnam is a key pillar in India's 'Look East' policy, as well as in its relations with ASEAN, and India wants to broaden this strategic partnership with Vietnam. Presidents Sang and Mukherjee noted with satisfaction the effective cooperation in national defence and security between the two countries in recent times, saying this is a key pillar in bilateral strategic partnership. They said the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Indian provision of US$100 million in credit loans for Vietnam's defence sector will open up new opportunities for bilateral cooperation in the area.'
 
11. Pics of Hiuen Tsang memorial in Nalanda Bihar by sanjeev nayyar. Does China have a memorial for Dr Kotnis or to India for her cultural contribution to China. http://www.esamskriti.com/photo-detail/Hiuen-Tsang-Memorial.aspx
 
12. Chinese targetted by Phillipine nationalism editorial global times 16/9/14 http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/881623.shtml. 'A Chinese citizen sustained life-threatening injuries after being shot in Meycauayan in Bulacan Province of the Philippines on Saturday. He is the third Chinese citizen to be targeted in the Philippines in the space of five days after two Chinese nationals were abducted on September 8 and 11.
My take – Chinese learning from the Muslims, first attack be aggressive, when other party says something then play victim card.
 
13. SC asks Centre, State Govt to focus on areas other than Srinagar 16/9/14 http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/sc-asks-centre-jk-focus-districts-srinagar/
My take – the SC is supposed to interpret law, not give instructions to the Govt on what it should do. SC should focus on clearing backlog of cases in the SC and reducing corruption in the Judiciary.
 
14. The continuity in Japan's India policy is desirable by ashok desai 16/9/14 http://www.telegraphindia.com/1140916/jsp/opinion/story_18840110.jsp
 
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Using Multiculturalism as a Defense of Rape

A Pakistani from Britain claims that if more from his community had been part of the police force, then the rape of so many children would not have been tolerated:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/16/opinion/multiculturalism-and-rape-in-rotherham.html?_r=0

In other words, "society failed us and that's why child-rapes occurred."

As China Arms Pak, India Arms Vietnam

With the Chinese leader's visit to India looming, India prepares messages of its own:

http://blogs.reuters.com/india-expertzone/2014/09/15/chinas-wmd-cooperation-with-pakistan-looms-over-xi-modi-talks/

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/430576/india-plans-supply-vietnam-brahmos.html

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Quick notes: Pink revolution, Small EVs...

  • Money from slaughter trade goes into killing us: India is killing more animals than ever to feed Bangladesh and the Middle East.


  • Steve J restricted kids' gadgets usage: “So, your kids must love the iPad?” I asked Mr. Jobs, trying to change the subject. The company’s first tablet was just hitting the shelves. “They haven’t used it,” he told me. “We limit how much technology our kids use at home.” I’m sure I responded with a gasp and dumbfounded silence. I had imagined the Jobs’s household was like a nerd’s paradise: that the walls were giant touch screens, the dining table was made from tiles of iPads and that iPods were handed out to guests like chocolates on a pillow. Nope, Mr. Jobs told me, not even close.


  • Toyota's New Transit Idea: Not only do these small EVs make more sense than a full-sized gas-guzzling car for the lone commuter, the new system also helps make the idea of car-sharing more convenient and palatable. 

Love Jihad - Ground Report Investigation by Headlines Today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-K7Ns8biV0

This appears to be a master stroke by Headlines Today reporters to present the facts raw where the conclusion is inescapable that Love Jihad is being systematically conducted in UP.

I think they cover that up with commentary to the contrary just to weasel out of any blame.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Quick notes: Dismal failure, Fructose havoc...

Fwd: The 21 Sikhs of Saragarhi - a small body of Sikhs fought 10,000 Afridi n Orakzai attackers, 117th anniversary of heroic effort.


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The 21 Sikhs of Saragarhi

A small body of Sikhs defended a vital North-West Frontier post against 10,000 Afridi and Orakzai attackers. Yesterday was the 117th anniversary of their heroic effort

 

Britain's Parliament interrupted proceedings and rose to give a standing ovation on September 12, 1897 to 21 valorous soldiers — all of them Indians, all of them Sikhs — for what was undoubtedly a tremendous act of collective bravery, and one of the greatest 'last-stands' in military history, the Battle of Saragarhi.

The North-West Frontier of undivided India, now a part of Pakistan known as Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, is a harsh place. Embroiled even today in bloody conflict, it has been home to a multitude of battle-hardened tribes for centuries. In this tumultuous region, between the forts of Gulistan and Lockhart, which were built by one of India's most proficient military commanders, Maharajah Ranjit Singh, is where Saragarhi is situated. As there was no visual contact between the two forts, Saragarhi was created as a heliographic communication post to signal between them.

Afridi and Orakzai tribesmen had started to revolt against British annexation of the area in the latter part of 1897, resulting in a multitude of attacks on both Gulistan and Lockhart, especially during the first week of September that year. Elements of the 36th Sikhs, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel John Haughton, had been moved to the area and had been successfully repelling attacks from the tough, hardy Pashtuns.

On September 12, the frustrated tribesmen changed strategy; they decided to cut off this vital communication link that was being guarded by a detachment of the Sikhs, having only been reinforced in the previous couple of days by Havildar Ishar Singh, and just 20 other ranks. At 9 am, no less than 10,000 tribesmen assembled to launch an assault on Saragarhi.

Haughton, who was based at Fort Gulistan, received a signal that Saragarhi was about to come under attack from a mammoth force. His reply couldn't have been anything but demotivating for the defenders; he was unable to send any immediate relief. The Sikhs, however, resilient and undeterred, knew quick, hard decisions were required. Ishar Singh and his men decided that they would fight to the last man. This was not just bravado. The tactic could, if successful, delay an attack on the forts, giving the troops there more time to prepare and for reinforcements to arrive. Fierce fighting ensued once the assault began and the Sikhs fought a series of delay tactics to ensure the fighting continued for as long as possible.


So much so, that as the battle was prolonged, and Afghan casualties mounted, commanders of the assault force tried offering the defenders favourable terms of surrender. That wasn't an option for the Sikhs. Attack after attack was repulsed. Ishar Singh and his men continued to stubbornly hold out, while inflicting a steady toll on the enemy, despite an acute shortage of ammunition which eventually ran out. The tribesmen made more than one attempt to rush the gates of Saragarhi, but this too was unsuccessful. Finally, a breach was made in one of the walls by a small body of tribesmen which was not visible to the Sikhs, having stealthily crept up using a blind spot and laboured at the wall for a while. By this time the battle had raged on for the better part of the sunlight hours.

One can only imagine the fierce and brutal hand-to-hand combat that ensued between these ridiculously lopsided forces once the wall was breached. A determined Ishar Singh ordered his troops to fall back into an inner layer of Saragarhi, while he distracted and held the attackers at bay — another classic delaying tactic. After he fell, the enemy managed to finally breach the inner layers, and except for Sepoy Gurmukh Singh, who was regularly communicating details of the battle to Haughton, his commander in Fort Gulistan, every defender had been killed. The determined Gurmukh asked his commander if he could now fix his bayonet, and an account describes him packing his equipment into a leather bag before doing so. The attackers decided to set fire to Saragarhi and according to Haughton's account, engulfed in flames, Gurmukh's last words were the Sikh battle cry: "Jo Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal (Victory belongs to those who recite the name of God with a true heart)".
 
The courageous decision of Ishar Singh and his men had achieved the desired outcome. The battle had raged for over six hours and while there were a couple of patrols launched from Gulistan and Lockhart to distract the enemy, which reported there were around 14,000 attackers, the tribesmen had stayed focused on Saragarhi. The Sikhs, knowing very well what their fate would be, had held out against some of the most unfavourable odds for many hours, buying enough time for their comrades. Gulistan and Lockhart were saved from falling into Afghan hands and the lives of the vast majority of their regiment was saved too. For this extraordinary act of bravery and valour, all 21 Sikhs were awarded the Indian Order of Merit, which was the highest gallantry award given to Indians at the time. This remains the only instance when an entire body of troops has been given the highest award for the same battle.

When the relief party finally arrived at Saragarhi, there were over 600 dead Afghans and 21 soldiers of the 36th Sikhs along with one non-combatant — a camp follower and cook of the Sikhs who had been with them. Some of those enemy casualties are said to have been caused by artillery fire, after all the Sikhs had fallen; but in any event, for just 21 men to hold off the utterly overwhelming assault force of 10,000-14,000, this battle remains utterly remarkable and among the most heroic last-stands, ever — something akin to the Battle of Thermopylae fought between a Greek alliance and the Persian Empire in 480 BC.

The 36th Sikhs survive to this day. They were re-designated as the 4th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment — which is, unsurprisingly, the most highly decorated regiment of the Indian Army. Now 20 battalions strong, the entire regiment remembers the heroic and selfless sacrifice of these soldiers by commemorating Saragarhi Day as their Battle Honour Day each yea


 
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must read: From Huawei to Xiaomi: Why Narendra Modi should do a hard bargain with Xi Jinping by Yatish Rajavat in Firstbiz. GD READ


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Date: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 2:58 PM
Subject: From Huawei to Xiaomi: Why Narendra Modi should do a hard bargain with Xi Jinping by Yatish Rajavat in Firstbiz. GD READ
To: esams Nayyar <esamskriti@suryaconsulting.net>


From Huawei to Xiaomi: Why Narendra Modi should do a hard bargain with Xi Jinping by Yatish Rajavat in Firstbiz 13/9/14
 

The government is seized with the issue of lopsided bilateral trade with China. As against the general perception that imports are of cheap consumer items, the figures show that the largest imports from China are that of engineering goods, electronics and electrical equipment. Over the last three years, China has sold almost $30 billion of engineering goods to India, almost $10 billion a year.

During the same period, $43 billion worth of electronic and electrical equipment, both for industrial and consumer use, has also found their way into India from China.

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the economist makes it usual casual racist spiel, then does abject surrender

the guys at the economist are young men pretending to be wise and old. their cavalier racism got them in serious trouble this time, it appears. 

if we hold them to account and nail their asses to the wall, they will apologize for insults to hindus too.

this is a page from their current issue.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

India to Surpass China as World's Largest Cotton Producer This Year

According to a report from the US Dept of Agriculture, India is set to surpass China as the world's largest producer of cotton this year:

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/09/11/cotton-india-topspot-idINKBN0H62BW20140911

Monday, September 08, 2014

sanjay patel, graphic artist, ex pixar. anyone know how to reach him?

trying to get through to this gent for a friend.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

ISIS atrocities: *****WARNING: EXTREMELY GRUESOME, DISTURBING*****

note: i have removed the images as they were far too disturbing.

note 2: in case you still want to see them, they are available at this website: http://www.mpolska24.pl/blogi/post/6737 thanks to reader swamijyoti

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2014-09-04 18:48 GMT+05:30 Colonelrajan Srinivas

Let us NOT close our eyes. The barbarians would soon be at our door.


Caution! Very graphic scenes! Not for the faint hearted!


THE HOLOCAUST BY THE ISLAMIC JIHADISTS


VERY GRUESOME PICTURES- SHOULD NOT BE VIEWED BY CHILDREN.

"FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE JEWS BUT I WAS NOT A JEW AND SO I DID NOT PROTEST...THEN THEY CAME FOR THE CATHOLICS BUT I WAS NOT A CATHOLIC AND SO I DID NOT PROTEST......THEN THEY CAME FOR ME AND THERE WAS NOBODY LEFT TO PROTEST" - MARTIN NIEMOLLER,GERMAN PASTOR DURING HITLER'S HOLOCAUST.
 

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US to Undertake 3 Years to Destroy ISIS

The United States is commiting itself to an effort to destroy ISIS which may take 3 years:

www.nytimes.com/2014/09/08/world/middleeast/destroying-isis-may-take-3-years-white-house-says.html