Saturday, April 27, 2019

Quick notes: Rocket Force | Indian capitalism...

  • China's Rocket Force is nullifying U.S. military primacy in Asia: This dramatic shift could render American carriers – the backbone of U.S. military supremacy – obsolete in a conflict with China.

  • Indian capitalism needs to be saved from capitalists : Business “promoters,” have used a mix of personality cult and proximity to political power to terrorize the ultimate providers of outside capital

  • Kickbacks for setting up fulfilment centres: Flipkart under Walmart lens for ‘kickbacks’ paid to govt officials

  • Gorillas pose for selfie: "They are imitating the humans" - and standing on two legs is their way of "learning to be human beings".

  • More catholics questioning their church: Sex abuse scandals prompt more to personally question ties to church.

  • “Only Catholics live in Poland”: US ambassador accused of offending Poland for Passover wishes, some calling it a “provocation.” Poland was home to Europe’s largest Jewish population before the 1939 occupation by Nazi Germany

  • CIA warning: Huawei is funded by Chinese state security

  • Beyond Happiness And Unhappiness:
    The self is a story line that develops in the head, very much like a fictitious creation. Yet it forms the basis of most people’s sense of who they are, and that sense, of course, is reinforced by the surrounding world.

    You attack other people’s positions because you are defending a fictitious sense of self. You are so identified with your position that you feel the need to defend it as if it were your life. It’s not your life, of course . . . but that is what it feels like.

    The good news is that you don’t need another thousand years to become free. All you need is to become present to this moment; to open yourself up to the fullness that already is, now.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Quick notes: Chinese apps | Satellite comms...

  • Tiktok ban: “It looks like Chinese internet companies have cracked the code of getting into India. The speed and the rate at which some of these apps are growing is alarming”

  • Han deception: Google pulls popular Chinese Android apps over large-scale ad fraud. They were collecting data and sending it back to China, as well. 

  • China can strike India's satellite system:While India has demonstrated it can destroy satellites with kinetic (direct impact) strikes, Beijing’s highly sophisticated ASAT programme provides it with several non-kinetic options to disable Indian satellites without physically striking them -- “the capacity to mount sophisticated cyberattacks directed at (Indian) ground stations with the intent of either corrupting or hijacking the telemetry, tracking, and command systems used to control various spacecraft on orbit. They also involve huge investments in developing ground-, air-, and space-based radio frequency jammers that target the uplinks, downlinks, and crosslinks”.

  • Cross-LoC trade: How Pakistani traders use California almonds to fund terrorists in India

  • Foxconn to start manufacturing iPhones in India: Apple plans to manufacturer newer iPhone models locally to boost sales in India as the China market is saturated.

  • Locals prevail: Amazon is shutting down its China marketplace business. 

  • Anita Moorjani: Dying To Be Me

  • An effortless way to improve your memory: Doing nothing at all for a brief period after initially learning something can help memory processes to better assimilate the material.

  • Indians vulnerable to air pollution linked zinc deficiency: The prevalence of inadequate absorbable zinc intake has increased from 17.1% in 1983 to 24.6% in 2012.

  • Ganga has higher proportion of antibacterial agents: That the Ganga may contain unique microbial life, which makes it relatively more resilient to putrefaction, was suggested by British colonial scientists about 200 years ago

Monday, April 15, 2019

Quick notes: IIT-M | Alternate sun...

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Uri ⇨ Surgical Strike ⇨ RISAT-1 ⇨ ASAT Test

About 2½ years ago on September 30, 2016, India's Radar Imaging Satellite, RISAT-1 suddenly broke into pieces . This occurred ~24 hours after India carried out a cross-border surgical strike against Pakistan on September 29, 2016 in response to the Uri terror attack. RISAT-1 may have helped provide imaging data from orbit as part of that surgical strike operation.

We may never uncover exactly what happened to RISAT-1 - but there are some possible hints:
On 30 September 2016, Joint Space Operations Center identified a debris generating event near RISAT-1. The event created 16 pieces out of which 15 decayed and one was catalogued on 6 October 2016 under NORAD ID: 41797 and COSPAR ID: 2012-017C and decayed on 12 October 2016. Cause of this event remains unknown. A month later on 3 November 2016, RISAT-1 data was declared unavailable on ESA's Copernicus Space Component Data Access portal due satellite outage. Satellite was experiencing anomalies but ISRO denied they were related to fragmentation event.
The Indian Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT)-1 Earth observation satellite experienced a possible fragmentation event on 30 September 2016 between 2:00 and 6:00 GMT due to an unknown cause.
It's very unlikely for a satellite of RISAT-1's construction to have experienced some sort of spontaneous disintegration - and that too, a coincidental 24 hrs after the surgical strikes.

India's recent ASAT test was approximately 2 years in the making, having been undertaken following an order from the Prime Minister's Office. That order was likely given not long after the loss of RISAT-1.

Sunday, April 07, 2019

two surgical strikes on itself by cong: manifesto and wayanad
sent from xiaomi redmi note 5, so please excuse brevity and typos

Bollywood bimbo attacks Hinduism with hate speech!

Sonia Kaangress party candidate from Mumbai MARIAM MIR (nee "Urmila Matondkar") calls Hinduism "THE MOST VIOLENT RELIGION"!

Is this not hate speech?

Hindus have done absolutely nothing to deserve such demonization!

Not one Hindu even took cognizance when she was passed around the Bombay Moslem underworld from one “Bhai” to another - like a piece of Kebab!

Not one Hindu even lifted a finger when this 45 year old crazed lunatic “aunty” consummated a Nikah with a Kashmiri Sulla literally half her age, accompanied with the customary conversion to the "Religion of Peace"!

I anticipate that the filthy desi media will soon saturate us daily with "news" about the antics of their forthcoming litter, who I predict will be named "Aurangzeb", "Ghauri", "Alauddin Khilji" etc. like the piglet “Taimur”.

I’m feeling very hurt and angry by MARIAM MIR’s atrocious hate speech against innocent Hindus and feel like giving vent with colourful Hyderabadi street language - but will refrain out of chivalry.

Where are the moronic Judges who pass stupid judgements to ban firecrackers on Deepavali, Kite flying on Sankranti, Colors on Holi etc?

Seriously, the 2019 Lok Sabha election is turning out to be a battle for the continued survival of Hindus with dignity in India.

It's not the BJP Vs. Congress anymore.
This is literally a proxy war between India and Pakistan!

Hindus need to sink all their petty differences of caste, region, language, ethnicity etc. now and unite to strengthen the Hindu nation.

Otherwise, Hindus will be enslaved and wiped out in the cradle of our civilization within another 2-3 decades.

Official DRDO Video on Mission Shakti (Project XSV1)

Look at 3:45 to see actual footage of the missile destroying the satellite.

Fwd: Strange saga of Amartya Sen and the Rothschilds

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Arvind 

Strange saga of Amartya Sen and the Rothschilds

Arvind Kumar
  • April 6, 2019,
  • 9:05 PM

Rothschilds & Co funds units of 'civil society' in India that control narrative on 'human rights violations'.



Amartya Sen has become hyperactive in attacking policies that benefit the people of India, but one fact he has been shy of disclosing during his attacks is his apparent conflict of interest by virtue of marrying Emma Rothschild, one of the heiresses of the world's wealthiest family. The family have made money off India and the Indian government. The assets of the Rothschilds are estimated to be worth at least US$400 billion and the family has a reputation of enriching itself by finding opportunity even on growing misery around the world. The Rothschild family has a history of manipulating stock markets, funding world wars, engineering large scale decisions in their favour, exercising significant control over the banking system, and owning large media outlets to influence public opinion in their favour. Amartya Sen, of course, is the apostle of poverty.

The family business of Amartya Sen's family on wife's side, NM Rothschild & Sons, is seen as having made tremendous amounts of money during the United Progressive Alliance regime between 2004 and 2014, even as Sen's blue-eyed-boy, Jean Dreze was a key member of Sonia Gandhi's National Advisory Council. The connection between Amartya Sen and his family's business is not merely a tenuous one. On the contrary, Sen's father-in-law himself, Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild, was part of the management of NM Rothschild & Sons. Victor's cousin, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, owns a significant stake in the Economist magazine, which explains the magazine's constant barbs against the Hindu community even as they support Sonia Gandhi and prop up Amartya Sen's economic ideas.

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Saturday, April 06, 2019

Quick notes: Drone startup | Veggie burger...

  • Hyderabad startup making waves with its drone tech: The Thanos team, with its in-house carbon-fibre based multicopter, had surmounted the challenge with immense precision.

  • Chinese-built armed drones for Pak: Beijing had agreed to supply up to 48 Wing Loong II drones to Pakistan in a deal that would also include licence manufacturing. China is a “no-questions-asked exporter of drones”

  • Han deception: After govt clampdown, Chinese sellers in India now undervaluing goods on invoices Previously, the govt clamped down on Chinese e-commerce sellers sending large shipments of products marked as gifts to evade import duties

  • Impose costs on China for Azhar backing: Diplomacy works best when backed by the fear of cost in terms of real and serious economic loss and/or political-military and security disadvantage. It is not too late to inject correctives in the present China policy, one that emphasizes paying Beijing back in its own coin and no nonsense about it. Alas, the Modi-Doval combo is simply not up to it, they don’t have it in them to do something really meaningful.

  • Airport face recognition systems:

  • Vegetarian burgers: Burger King and Silicon Valley startup Impossible Foods announced the rollout of the Impossible Whopper.

  • Rajan Anandan, Startup Guru: A Sri Lankan Tamil, Anandan’s understanding of the region helped Google launch several India-focused initiatives that have not only helped the company financially but also boosted its goodwill.

  • Bengaluru closes in on Delhi, has 80 lakh vehicles: Limited infrastructure and lack of regulation will only worsen the situation in the coming days. “Developed countries are already taking steps like congestion tax and high registration and parking fees. We should introduce it now,” 

  • Digital tax: Austria proposes taxing internet giants (such as as Google and Facebook) 5% of ad revenue. Other countries including Britain, Spain, Japan, Singapore and India are also working on similar schemes.

  • Mental well-being: Scandinavia may not be the happiest place on Earth after all

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Monday, April 01, 2019

pgurus video on jet airways problems, trains, road trips

sent from xiaomi redmi note 5, so please excuse brevity and typos

rajeev on pgurus channel on kerala elections

events have overtaken me, with #raoul #vinci running from wayanad. but the gist of the analysis is accurate.

national policy on electronics, 2019.