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Posting this article from Quint for two reasons :1) this article is not the typical anti Hindu article from Quint 2) The...
03/17/2021
Bengal Has a Saffron Past — Here is its ‘Hindutva History’

Posting this article from Quint for two reasons :

1) this article is not the typical anti Hindu article from Quint

2) The author is the daughter of a good friend of mine.

‘Bharat Mata’, ‘Hindutva’, ‘Bande Mataram’ are all Made in Bengal. Here’s looking back at Bengal’s saffron past.

Sometimes you will captured in a hostile country just for the purpose of hostage exchange. So, be aware of your surround...
03/17/2021
The Accidental Hardliner

Sometimes you will captured in a hostile country just for the purpose of hostage exchange. So, be aware of your surroundings and travel accordingly.

“The Accidental Hardliner.

Since being freed from Iranian detention, Xiyue Wang has been unrelenting in his criticism of the authoritarian country—and some American elites’ attempt at rapprochement.”

Since being freed from Iranian detention, Xiyue Wang has been unrelenting in his criticism of the authoritarian country—and some American elites’ attempt at rapprochement.

This is China and this is the true face of Communist Party of China. Many people predicted the downfall of Jack Ma and e...
03/17/2021
Alibaba's browser has been deleted from Chinese app stores

This is China and this is the true face of Communist Party of China. Many people predicted the downfall of Jack Ma and even his imprisonment etc a year back too - he should have paid heed.

And India and others will have to deal with this China. It won’t be easy but being subservient or nice are not the playbook to be adopted. One has to be ruthless to deal with this China.

Alibaba's "UC Browser" has been removed from several app stores in China including those operated by Huawei, Xiaomi and Tencent.

China is aggressive because it has something to hide or deflect attention from. A self assured strong nation does not go...
03/17/2021
US, Japanese Leaders Agree Chinese Behavior Endangers Peace - Eurasia Review

China is aggressive because it has something to hide or deflect attention from. A self assured strong nation does not go about bullying - it is always one suffering from some form of low self esteem or a systemic fissure that one throws his weight around. So that people stay away and not look behind the shadow.

“US, Japanese Leaders Agree Chinese Behavior Endangers Peace.”

By Jim Garmone U.S. and Japanese defense and foreign affairs leaders agreed today that China's behavior has become more aggressive, and the U.S. and Japan

My parents have taken Oxford Astra Zeneca Covidshield and they had near absence of side effects and they are both hale &...
03/17/2021
Vaccine side effects: My experience of them and what they mean

My parents have taken Oxford Astra Zeneca Covidshield and they had near absence of side effects and they are both hale & hearty.

Probably this is the reason - as the article mentions : “The older you are, the less the side effects - the over-70s have almost no side effects."

Now with some European nations going after Astra Zeneca while others are not reeks of politics and economics. So if you and your near and loved ones are eligible for the vaccine - just go ahead and take it. Contribute to a safer India.

And as the author of this article writes : “Let's be clear, even with hindsight I'd do it all again. I'd rather have side effects than Covid, or another year of restrictions, or to accidentally pass the virus onto a loved one.”

Jai Hind 🇮🇳

Why do some people get side effects - and do they mean you have greater protection?

India commissions secretive nuclear missile tracking vessel.Called the VC 11184, the specialised Ocean Surveillance Ship...
03/17/2021
India commissions secretive nuclear missile tracking vessel

India commissions secretive nuclear missile tracking vessel.

Called the VC 11184, the specialised Ocean Surveillance Ship was commissioned in October last year in a ceremony that was NOT made public.

India has entered a select league of nations with the capability to monitor missile launches at long distances, enhancing the testing programme and adding a crucial part to a national missile defence system.

Called the VC 11184, the specialized Ocean Surveillance Ship was commissioned in October last year in a ceremony that was not made public, sources have told ET. The ship delivery was delayed by a few months due to the Covid-19 crisis but all tests and trails were cleared in 2020 to ensure it is read...

For first time in 60 years, new Dead Sea Scroll fragments found.Israeli archaeologists announced the discovery of around...
03/16/2021
For first time in 60 years, new Dead Sea Scroll fragments found

For first time in 60 years, new Dead Sea Scroll fragments found.

Israeli archaeologists announced the discovery of around 80 new fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls found in excavations in the Judean Desert. They were likely hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome between 132 and 136 A.D.

Israeli archaeologists announced the discovery of around 80 new fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls found in excavations in the Judean Desert. They were likely hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome between 132 and 136 A.D.

INS Dhruv that can track satellites, strategic missiles, to join navy soon.INS Dhruv will play a critical role in triang...
03/16/2021
INS Dhruv that can track satellites, strategic missiles, to join navy soon

INS Dhruv that can track satellites, strategic missiles, to join navy soon.

INS Dhruv will play a critical role in triangulating incoming ballistic missiles in conjunction with geostationary satellites and land-based radars. It will have a key role in India’s anti-ballistic missiles capability.

INS Dhruv will play a critical role in triangulating incoming ballistic missiles in conjunction with geostationary satellites and land-based radars. It will have a key role in India’s anti-ballistic missiles capability.

Joyeeta Basu : As rampant criminality at the grassroots raises the temperature on the ground, it would not be an exagger...
03/16/2021
ALL EYES ON THE KEEN CONTEST IN BENGAL - The Daily Guardian

Joyeeta Basu : As rampant criminality at the grassroots raises the temperature on the ground, it would not be an exaggeration to say that the three “C’s” of 2021 Bengal elections are criminality, corruption and communal polarisation.

Apart from the 3Cs, joblessness is the single biggest issue this time. Industrially, Bengal is a barren landscape, which has resulted in large-scale migration. Such is the extent of migration, that Kolkata is turning into a greying city as the younger generation moves out of the state in search for livelihoods.

Voices are being raised about the Chief Minister not doing much for their development beyond paying lip service. It is this disaffection that the young cleric from Furfura Sharif, Abbas Siddiqui is hoping to tap into and become a kingmaker in case of a hung Assembly.

Of all the states going to the polls in the latest round of Assembly elections, West Bengal is grabbing the maximum eyeballs because of the keen contest between the incumbent Trinamool Congress and the main Opposition in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party. Given the landslide victory that Mamata....

If we think this through, BJP really had no choice. The issue : UP Shia Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi approached the ...
03/16/2021
BJP condemns Rizvi's Supreme Court petition over Quran verses: Shahnawaz

If we think this through, BJP really had no choice.

The issue : UP Shia Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi approached the Supreme Court of India seeking removal of 26 verses from Quran.

Why : Rizvi contends that it is these 26 verses that is causing terrorism in the world as the madrassas and Islamic religious teachers are misinterpreting these verses to brainwash innocent people to commit jihad.

While the idea is good this kind of revision, if any, has to be done by Islamic scholars themselves. It must have the stamp of high authorities of Mecca as well as Tehran. The Supreme Court of India or indeed any court cannot pass edict on this. ( Note : Deep State US / UK will fight tooth & nail to keep these verses as it provides them with a ready army of brainwashed terrorists / mercenaries to do their dirty job all around the globe at a fraction of cost. )

Net net, there is no point in getting angry with BJP on this - for not siding with Waseem Rizvi - it really had no choice in the matter.

"I strongly object and condemn Wasim Rizvi's petition seeking removal of 26 verses from Quran. It is my party's stand that saying absurd things about any religious texts, including Quran, is a highly condemnable act," Hussain told .

This is excellent news :Quad push: ISRO taking space ties with US, Japan & Australia to a higher orbit.The Indian Space ...
03/16/2021
Quad push: ISRO taking space ties with US, Japan & Australia to a higher orbit

This is excellent news :

Quad push: ISRO taking space ties with US, Japan & Australia to a higher orbit.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) last week shipped the S-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) to U.S. space agency NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as the joint NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) mission moved forward. NISAR is a joint collaboration for a dual-frequency L and S-band SAR for earth observation.

ISRO and JAXA 🇯🇵 have planned a joint mission -- Lunar Polar Exploration (LUPEX) -- to explore the Moon's south pole in 2023.

LUPEX received a boost as Japan reportedly earmarked 2.8 billion Yen (USD 26 million) for it for the fiscal 2021.

As Quad takes a leap forward, India is deepening space ties with the U.S., Japan and Australia -- the other three member nations of the group. Known as the 'Quadrilateral Security Dialogue', the Quad grouping held its first virtual summit last week.

Inbar Cohen - ענבר כהן
03/16/2021
Inbar Cohen - ענבר כהן

Inbar Cohen - ענבר כהן

WOW: 2,000-year-old biblical texts found in the Judean Desert in Israel 🇮🇱

Israel is where the bible comes to life ❤

Soon enough there will come a report that the blood clots have NO relation to Astra Zeneca Covidshield vaccines. All thi...
03/16/2021
'The damage is done': Europe's caution over AstraZeneca vaccine could have far-reaching consequences

Soon enough there will come a report that the blood clots have NO relation to Astra Zeneca Covidshield vaccines. All this is political and economic gamesmanship being played at various levels : ( Incidentally both my parents have taken Covidshield and they are absolutely ok )

1) China vs India ( as Serum Institute of India is playing a major role in sending vaccines to rest of world undermining China ). With EU signing a trade deal with China - what games are at play here won’t be easily known.

2) UK vs EU ( Brexit politics )

3) Moderna + Pfizer + Johnson & Johnson ganging up for market share at expense of Covidshield. J&J plans to manufacture in India too.

Experts say the decision by some European countries to suspend use of the AstraZeneca/University of Oxford Covid shot could be damaging.

Am glad that India has developed the spine to give a firm handshake - perhaps a kick in the butt too, all with a disarmi...
03/16/2021
Why Modi, Jaishankar believe in the strong China model and trashing Western reports

Am glad that India has developed the spine to give a firm handshake - perhaps a kick in the butt too, all with a disarming smile. In geopolitics, there is no other game in play.

The coronavirus pandemic taught Modi another key lesson in realpolitik – that the rules are different for the strong and powerful. So when the European Union and China signed an investment deal on New Year’s Eve, it was clear for all to see that economic strength had won over human rights in Xinjiang.

Modi understands that if India wants to be taken seriously on the world stage – like China – it must become lean and mean, perform or perish. So India will soon clear FDI proposals, including that by Chinese automakers despite the PLA troops still engaged in a border standoff with the Indian Army in Ladakh.

As for New Delhi’s response to the allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir — just like complaints about Beijing regarding Tibet and Xinjiang — several lots of diplomats have been sent on overnight visits to Srinagar and Jammu, where the MEA have tightly and fully controlled the message from start to finish.

The coronavirus pandemic taught Modi a key lesson in realpolitik – that the rules are different for the strong and powerful.

03/16/2021
Democrats ready to hand over power to Harris as Biden 'diminishes'

Many of us here predicted this outcome that Harris will take over from Biden much before 2024 term ends. She is the chosen one by the US Deep State. And she is NOT at all good news for a Hindu majority government in India.

Republican congressman Matt Gaetz says he sees growing evidence the Democrats are already planning to hand over power from Joe Biden to Kamala Harris well be...

China fails to understand the power of people - because they are used to subverting free will in China by various means ...
03/16/2021
China takes toughest line yet on Myanmar crisis as turmoil escalates

China fails to understand the power of people - because they are used to subverting free will in China by various means and choking of democracies in smaller nations by empowering the despots or military to do their bidding. In Myanmar they tried to do much the same by supporting the military and it is then that citizens of Myanmar turned their ire on Chinese companies and citizens.

Chinese tabloid Global Times reported that 32 Chinese-invested factories were vandalised, resulting in 240 million yuan (US$36.8 million) in losses.

The Chinese embassy in Yangon said a number of Chinese citizens were wounded in the attacks.

China called on Myanmar’s military to stop attacks on Chinese-invested factories after dozens went up in flames in Yangon on Sunday – Beijing’s strongest comments yet on the crisis gripping its Southeast Asian neighbor.  

Nitric Oxide nasal spray to the rescue ??Israel-led maker of nose spray that kills Covid-19 applies for UK rollout.The I...
03/16/2021
Israel-led maker of nose spray that kills Covid-19 applies for UK rollout

Nitric Oxide nasal spray to the rescue ??

Israel-led maker of nose spray that kills Covid-19 applies for UK rollout.

The Israeli CEO of SaNOtize, which has reported a successful British trial, says it is a 'hand sanitiser for the nose'

The Israeli CEO of SaNOtize, which has reported a successful British trial, says it is a 'hand sanitiser for the nose'

Attacks on Chinese-run factories in Myanmar vex Beijing.
03/15/2021
Attacks on Chinese-run factories in Myanmar vex Beijing

Attacks on Chinese-run factories in Myanmar vex Beijing.

BEIJING (AP) — Attacks on Chinese-run factories in Myanmar's biggest city drew demands Monday from Beijing for protection for their property and employees, while many in Myanmar expressed outrage...

Batla House Encounter: Death Penalty Awarded to Convict Ariz Khan, Court Calls it 'Rarest of Rare Case'Many India hating...
03/15/2021
Batla House Encounter: Death Penalty Awarded to Convict Ariz Khan, Court Calls it 'Rarest of Rare Case'

Batla House Encounter: Death Penalty Awarded to Convict Ariz Khan, Court Calls it 'Rarest of Rare Case'

Many India hating politicians including Sonia Gandhi & Mamata Banerjee had called the Batla house encounter a lie / fake and stated they will leave politics if ever it were proved to be true.

My dear Sonia & Mamata : The court of law has proven beyond doubt that the Batla house encounter did indeed happen and a Muslim - Ariz Khan - was the culprit : hence awarded the death sentence.

We are eagerly awaiting your apology and farewell from politics. But we all know that both of you do not have a honest bone in your body - so we really don’t expect anything.

A Delhi court on Monday awarded death penalty to Ariz Khan, convicted for the murder of police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma and other offences in connection with the 2008 Batla House encounter.

The U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Just Got More Complicated.On Sunday, the New York Times reported that 1,000 more tr...
03/15/2021
The U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Just Got More Complicated

The U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Just Got More Complicated.

On Sunday, the New York Times reported that 1,000 more troops are in-country than stated in the official count. The service members, considered “off the books” according to one senior U.S. official, include Joint Special Operations Command units, working under both the CIA and the Pentagon, as well as some temporary and transitioning military units.

As the Times reports, this practice of strategic undercounting is a common and convenient way for the executive branch to avoid public oversight in the long and entangled conflicts of the U.S. after September 11: “From Syria to Yemen to Mali, the United States often details military troops to the CIA or other agencies, declares that information ‘classified’ and refuses to publicly acknowledge their presence.” When asked by the paper about the additional 1,000 troops, a Pentagon spokesman replied with a bureaucratic denial: Thanks to this scattering around of forces on paper, officially “we are still at 2,500.”

The real number also makes Biden’s decision to stick with the full removal more complicated, as the Defense Department would need to withdraw close to a third more troops if May 1 remains the hard deadline.

As the May 1 deadline for withdrawal looms, a new report states that the U.S. has 1,000 more troops in the nation than previously disclosed.

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