Sunday, January 31, 2016
Trump has positive feelings about India as well:
Saturday, January 30, 2016
- Smart cities: What next for the 20 cities?
- Embarrassment: In U-turn, Centre may allow FDI in multi-brand retail
- Schlonged: During a speech in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Trump said Hillary had been “schlonged” by Obama in the 2008 race. In response, the Clinton campaign called Trump a sexist. It’s a charge Hillary has leveled against virtually every opponent she’s faced, but Trump responded differently. Instead of scrambling to donate to breast cancer research, he pointed out that Hillary spent years attacking the alleged victims of her husband’s sexual assaults. That ended the conversation almost immediately.
- Twitter's troubles: Twitter faces mortal danger from Facebook.
- Diesel scandal: Volkswagen May Buy Back Diesel Cars It Can’t Fix
- Obama's Hanuman: Watch from 44 minutes on
Friday, January 29, 2016
From: Sanjeev Nayyar
Scott Adams, considered a management guru because of his widely-loved Dilbert comic strip, has been keeping tabs on Trump's campaign moves as part of his blog:
"The system has been geared to favouring those who have the ability to work the courts. The policy that you (large businessmen) follow is that during good times you take the upside but in bad times you go to banks and ask how much of a haircut are you going to take?"
You've got to wonder where Jaitley and Modi are in holding profligate rich deadbeats accountable for their debt delinquency. To quote that famous phrase, this is another example of "socializing the risks while privatizing the rewards."
Thursday, January 28, 2016
The group is known as "Indian-Americans for Trump 2016".
From: S G Naravane
Out-Of-The-Box Ideas For Modi Govt To Get Around Con...
If the Modi government is to salvage the remainder of its three-plus-year term, it has to push both the legislative envelope in parliament and executive action outs...
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From: S G Naravane
Inside Malda: A ground report on West Bengal's toxic coc...
Three days in Kaliachak, Malda a fortnight after the riots revealed that the direction of unlawful rather than purely religious motivation, bore the markings of a c...
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From: S G Naravane
'American Orientalism' As The New Macaulayism, And Wha...
American Orientalism is a product of American history, where European settlers battled previous settlers – the American Indians – before finally decimating them, bo...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
- Rafale: "India's put itself in a tricky situation." ... An expensive buy.
- Raagam: All India Radio launches 24hr audio broadcast channel for classical music. The channel will be available through Internet and 'free dish' providing easy accessibility for connoisseurs of art.
- Guess who India's largest landowners are: The Catholic Church owns the largest portion of India's non-agricultural land. ... We need a movement to recover some of this.
- Can India not be on Saudi radar? Saudi Arabia paid $681m to Malaysian PM Najib Razak to help him win the 2013 elections
- Discouraging Arab immigrants: Denmark to confiscate asylum seekers' valuables to pay for their upkeep.
- For India’s middle class, the car is the star: Bureaucrats need to think about how to make public transport attractive to the emerging middle class. That, and not rising car sales, would be a genuine indicator of development and progress.
- Diesel engines: Cheating was an 'open secret' at VW.... South Korea to file criminal charges against VW exec.... New Mexico sues Volkswagen over emissions scandal.... No Diesel cars in Paris by 2020. London might ban them too.
- Tejas in Bahrain skies:
Having undercut its bargaining power by contracting to buy a product, India will negotiate the final price, as it's doing on reactor imports— Brahma Chellaney (@Chellaney) January 25, 2016
#Bengaluru Stuck in a jam? Read this-“Traffucked city of India” 😅 @SaveWhitefield @WFRising https://t.co/izqvcvSmaA pic.twitter.com/ZLwmacimaC— Gautam Shankar (@gautyou) January 21, 2016
I guess that's one of the reasons why you need to have a country and can't just live the bohemian lifestyle as a citizen of the world at large, because in spite of what the liberals say, you can't just survive on the kindness of strangers.
One comment he makes at 9:10 was about how building lots of tunnels into your city plan would help a lot in easing traffic congestion. Given India's huge population and the fact that much infrastructure has yet to be build down the road, it would really behoove Indian planners to factor in such thinking into their designs.
From: ramnath narayanan
During my pretty long life, I have listened to many lectures on Indian history and read many books on the subject, but I have never watched such a breathtaking view on 'How Much Of Indian History Is
Really True?' as presentd by Sanjeev Sanyal who is an economist, an Eisenhower Fellow and Rhodes Scholar.
When you switch on the video, please ignore the first few minutes of the introduction by some one who does not seem to be very clear. Once you get over that phase, you are in for an amazing lecture. Sanjeev talks about many important facts of Indian history I never knew about. He talks about Maharajah Marthanda Varma of Travancore and the Battle of Colachel in which the Dutch were decisively defeated. I knew this part of history because I belong to Travancore, but few Indians know about it. He presents a totally different perspective of Emperor Ashoka based on the facts of history.
It becomes clear that much of Indian history that we all have read is bunkum!
Video: 'How Much Of Indian History Is Really True?' By Sanjeev Sanyal
20 Jan, 2016
"As long as the lions do not have a story-teller, history will always glorify the hunter." Playing the story-teller for India, Sanjeev Sanyal presents a case for a revamped version of Indian history through this informative video.
One of Asia's leading economists, best-selling author of Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India's Geography, Eisenhower Fellow and Rhodes Scholar, Sanjeev Sanyal addressed a gathering at the Press Club of India. In it, he highlighted the need, and presented the case for a revamped, Indian version of Indian history.
Discussing cases ranging from that of Mahmud Ghazni to the lesser known history of the Battle of Colachel, he voiced concerns plaguing many minds regarding India's pre-colonial history that has been doled out in history books. Emphasizing constantly on the need and importance of hard evidence as opposed to interpretations and opinions, he presented sound arguments to back his stand regarding the much-needed version of Indian history- 'our version', instead of the conquerors'. An interesting case with respect to the history of 'Ashoka the Great' along with a plausible explanation for its presentation as such, was presented as well.
This video would be time well spent for those seeking the other side of Indian history.
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"The Babri issue would have been settled long ago if the Muslim intelligentsia had not fallen prey to the brain-washing by the Leftist historians. A set of historians, including Romila Thapar, Bipin Chandra and S Gopal argued that there was no mention of the dismantling of the temple before 19th century and Ayodhya is a Buddhist-Jain centre. They were supported by historians Irfan Habib, RS Sharma, DN Jha, Suraj Bhan and Akthar Ali."
From: S G Naravane
Unasked Questions On Rohith's Suicide | IndiaFacts
Emotive, biased media reports do not tell the whole Rohith story. Only the Judicial Enquiry that has been set up will do so.
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Was Rohith really a Dalit?
Was student Rohith's death the first of its kind in the Hyderabad University?
Saturday, January 23, 2016
- How low can it go? Solar power tariff at record low, drops to Rs 4.34 a unit
- NYT commits blasphemy: Suggests an "orderly deportation process" for able-bodied young Mohammedan men in Europe.
- Back to traffic jams: Life after Delhi's odd-even experiment
- CSE study: Delhi's air quality worsened after end of odd-even scheme.
- Congestion charging is the way forward: A more durable effect on pollution might come from a congestion-pricing programme, in which drivers are charged for using the roads at certain places and times. This approach, which has been successful in places like London and Singapore, allows cities to effectively reduce car use at periods of peak congestion and pollution. The Delhi government should pilot the use of congestion charging, and invest any income from the charge in high-quality, high-capacity public transport with zero local emissions.
- Nashik dhol in Ganesh galli:
- The real meaning of grahas:
@RajeevSrinivasa grahas are not planets. the literal meaning are things that encompass you/grab you. we need to avoid some translations1/2— Raghunath (@kraghuna) January 21, 2016
As I said in BLR the other day, we know the problems, we know (more or less) the solutions but never bother to act. Why nobody does anything is inexplicable? And the anti-India forces continue their activities without let or hindrance, rather with more and more vigour and bigger scale. That's the bane of this country that keeps on producing more and more deracinated or anti-India Indians. A civilisation that has no collective instibct of survival has no business to survive.
Regards. M Nageswara Rao
funds channelled to EPW via foreign banks. quite suspicious. #deepstate and saudis in play?--there is no business justification for loss-making ELM to exist, eg ndtv. unless they are being funded as loss leaders by others. check out the following logic:2004: sonia in power pushed in by #deepstate funded ELM2004-2014: andhra goes from 3% christian to 20% christianpretty darn good Return on Investment, i'd say.---------- Forwarded message ----------
Acche Din for Economic and Political Weekly | IndiaFactsAcche din for political and economic weekly. Preview by Yahoo From now onwards, a large section of the media in India could well be perceived to be a little less independent or, for that matter trustworthy.
- Pranjoy Guha Thakurta, 14 June 2014, EPW
- As far as advertising revenue goes, magazines face a bleak future in India.Chart below depicts the steep fall in advertising revenue of magazines in India over a decade.Chart – 1Looking at this scenario, it is natural that magazines will explore new ways to earn revenue.In 2007, speaking at the Indian Magazine Congress, Suresh Selvaraj, vice-president, Outlook Group, and associate publisher, 'Marie Claire', spoke of green bucks – the revenue models for magazines and how these have evolved."Essentially, there are four of these," he began. These included the Circulation Revenue Model (the so-called 'ad free' magazines, which make up for that with high cover prices), the Ad Revenue Model (particularly profitable for B2B publications – essentially ad driven and content free of cost), the Content Selling Model (paid for content) and the Treaty Model (trading off unsold ad inventory and even editorial space for shares of fledgling companies, and thereby, increasing the valuation of the concerned company). "The last two models have been successfully adopted by The Times of India," Selvaraj observed.The options defined in 2007 as sources of revenue are true even now for magazines.But "The Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) a left-leaning weekly Indian magazine published from Mumbai by the Sameeksha Trust, a charitable trust" has a way of generating revenue which is not mentioned in the Suresh Selvaraj's list.... deleted
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