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by Primus
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
Views: 154323

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

My class group is almost all pro-Modi. There are a few who do not post much but I know are also in the camp (TamBrams all). There is one who despite being Hindu always forwards anti-Modi stuff, when called out why he goes silent. Has lived abroad ever since graduation so I suspect his family must ha...
by Primus
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
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But what I do not understand is why the EC would ban a biopic on Modi. The BJP or Modi himself have nothing to do with the movie. Does this mean that any article in print/online, any YT video or any documentary or semi-fictional account of any of the candidates running for election is not permissibl...
by Primus
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 4879

Re: Camera and Photography Thread

Thanks Primus. 2 weeks back I met with an accident and had injured my biceps tendon.Hence could not reply earlier. Sorry to hear that , it takes at least six weeks to recover from an injury like that. Hope you are feeling better. Yes, 70-200mm with the TC would make a very handy telephoto lens.But ...
by Primus
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
Views: 154323

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Let me be one of the first (if not THE first) to stick my neck out and say that BJP on its own will get around 310-330 seats. This is based on my travels across the country - 13 states/UTs.. only 7 weeks to go! The question is whether the want for modi will translate to votes, I believe it will.. J...
by Primus
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
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Sounds like a must-see. Very timely release too. Of course the opposition will cry 'foul' for the same reason, not having anything else to counter with. Imagine making a movie about RaGa's life story, what would that be like? I thought Pappu's slaves are already planning a movie on him? I came acro...
by Primus
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
Views: 154323

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Mayawati says she will not contest the 2019 GE!!! https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/elections/massive-will-not-contest-lok-sabha-elections-says-bsp-chief-mayawati I am not seeing this anywhere else. Is this really true? Would be a huge development and I suspect the advantage will go to the B...
by Primus
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
Views: 154323

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Just really a thought on this. Doesn't being a Brahmin really come from one's quality or guna? .................... It's this kind of individual quality as well that leads one to different aspects of bhagawan in itself....parents are Sai devotees....yet since childhood I always felt a personal atta...
by Primus
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
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Don't understand who the targeted audience of the above blog. Are they trying to get some votes from liberal crowd?................ There is a large number of Indians who are anglophiles, live abroad and read the Guardian/NYT/WaPo. They may not be voters in this election but their perception matter...
by Primus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
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no need to deny privileges to anyone. let them keep what they have. just extend the very same rights and privileges to the majority and outlaw conversions in all religions and remove the illegally thrust word "secular" from the constitution. This particular amendment never did have the approval of ...
by Primus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
Views: 154323

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In 1947, an aggrieved community or "a separate nation" as they called themselves took more than their fair share of India's land and walked out with the avowed intention of establishing a "land of the pure" they purposely left behind a ghazwa e hind entity in India, after they had taken their share...
by Primus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
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you can't just wish them away. Where are we going with this crap. In democracy Muslims who had to not be secular went to pakilands. How come that question comes up again in democracy - it's because of votebanks that are based on religion. In other words, due to effect of religion, democracy is redu...
by Primus
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
Views: 154323

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The whole discussion around whether Rahul is Hindu or not is ridiculous, to say the least. Agree with most of what you are saying. My point is simply this: religion should not matter in politics as long as the person is a true patriot and as long as they do not deceive the voting public of their re...
by Primus
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 4879

Re: Camera and Photography Thread

Chetak Ji, that is one amazing photo. Somehow I suspect it is not real though, just my feeling but I may be wrong. There is a lot of composite stuff out there. Nothing wrong as the final image is indeed stunning.
by Primus
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 4879

Re: Camera and Photography Thread

Sam, one of the hardest things to photograph is birds in flight (BIF) and you've done very well with this. You always need a big lens which means the rig becomes heavy and that much harder to hand-hold. Using a tripod means limited mobility, so it is always a compromise. One thing you could try is a...
by Primus
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 4879

Re: Camera and Photography Thread

SamG wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:15 pm
Nice Photo of the Elephant Primus.

Some photos of Aero India 2019 from where I live.
Great photos Sam. I would have loved to see this. I was in the Air wing of the NCC in my high school days, dreamt of becoming an Air Force pilot someday :)

Not easy to take these kind of shots. Well done.
by Primus
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
Views: 154323

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

The whole discussion around whether Rahul is Hindu or not is ridiculous, to say the least. Agree with most of what you are saying. My point is simply this: religion should not matter in politics as long as the person is a true patriot and as long as they do not deceive the voting public of their re...
by Primus
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
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It's pretty clear that Rajiv Gandhi was raised Hindu and he married Sonia in a Hindu ceremony. He may have had a court shaadi also. Is there any proof that he had a Christian wedding? And if he did, does it mean that he became a Christian? I fully believe that Rajiv was born a Hindu, raised as one,...
by Primus
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
Views: 154323

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https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jKW6jt_5RWE/XIudQ51h9tI/AAAAAAAABJw/sCViBsHbQBw71BBtaz7nVDEVSTP9jxW1QCLcBGAs/s1600/5.%2BRajiv%2BMarriage%2BJaneu.jpg You do know that these are busted fake claims, right? I've always wondered how a country as divisive over religion as India can have an aspirant for the PM...
by Primus
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
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Guys, really unfortunate set of circumstances with regard to this New Zealand mosque shooting. Out of the 49 it seems that nine Indians have lost their lives at least for now. Pretty much 20% of the victims. For the first time in my life I am seeing myself agreeing with Owaisi, i.e. his asking that...
by Primus
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
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CSR Ji, I do feel your pain, for I am as much a jingo as you or anyone else here. But I've learnt to filter things out. For example, I do watch the pretty much garbage 'debates' on Indian TV because they are a time-pass and provide a cheap thrill, much like Morton Downey Jr with his red socks did so...
by Primus
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
Views: 154323

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to me, even from a cursory look at the photos of urban people of India from 70s to 90s, and then late 90s to now, something is quickly noticeable - the paunch, or the bulk, the 'health'..change in overall physique of people; is it a reflection of *something*? :roll: Yes, that is another observation...
by Primus
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
Views: 154323

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Delhi is a highly skewed sample as it has the highest per capita income (next to Goa), almost twice more than states like MAH, TN, KL, KT, GUJ, etc, and 10 times more than bottom placed Bihar. True, but then the cost of living would also be much less. No different from the US or any other country. ...
by Primus
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
Views: 154323

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When I first left India, my father, a government employee at a high position could barely afford to pay my airfare to the UK. Now, my cousins working for the government can take 2-3 trips every year to the US to visit their daughter. Of course airfares have become much cheaper vs. cost of living, b...
by Primus
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
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On my FB pages, I have many desh contacts from my childhood friends etc...some of them, especially ladies, they quit their fulltime and have started business of their own. Someone's in flower sales, cake/pastries etc....and they seem to do good. There are takers, buyers and hence they are few years...
by Primus
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 3098
Views: 154323

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Far worse is having people like Shourie and the two Sinhas who work like termites, undermining the party from within. Shourie was out of the party in 2015 after he first criticized Modi and dubbed BJP as Congress+Cow. His party membership was allowed to "lapse" after he "failed" to pay the membersh...