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  1. Muloghonto

    Wasim Akram, a cuckold?

    Have you ever seen the temple carvings of Konarak or Khajuraho ? Our ancestors were at it pretty good - including gangbangs/group sex etc. Nothing wrong with it when people are consenting and nothing is being done without the consent & knowledge of the partners. Ofcourse these are more prevalent in developed nations. Same reason why it was prevalent in India when India was one of the richest places on the planet - when people can afford to have time/money/resources for fun and not just worry non-stop about eating and roof over their head, obviously they will explore more fun avenues - beginning with their bodies.
  2. Muloghonto

    Wasim Akram, a cuckold?

    If you do anything sexual that is not penis-to-vagina intercourse, its deviant. Better get used to the fact that species homo sapiens, like our close cousins the Bonobo, likes to do a lot of 'unnatural' sexual acts. What Akram -or anyone else- does in their private life, between consenting adults, is irrelevant to the rest of us and does not enhance or diminish them. If Akram really enjoyed seeing his wife having sex with others and she enjoyed it to - all the power to them, keep on rolling and having fun. Nothing wrong with consenting adults doing things with themselves that are not breaking trust or being deceitful with the parties concerned.
  3. good and bad, especially in art, is not an empiric fact, it is subject to opinion. what i may think is a good movie, another might not and vice versa. As to the DC vs Marvel - DC has the character depth & storyline, Marvel has the cool CGI fight scenes and cool abilities gamut. They cater to different tastes, really. And yes, qualitatively Shawshank Redemption is a better movie, in terms of acting, directing, lighting, storyline and character development. Fast and Furious is better in terms of graphics & visual effects ( not just graphic effects- the actors in the movie are more appealing to the eye as well). However, which one is better - Shawshank Redemption or the Deer Hunter ? Which one is worse - Fast and Furious or Transformers ? These are purely matter of taste.
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    Is Mamta Banerjee's West Bengal becoming a mini Pakistan?

    Paramilitary is not police. Police are supposed to be trained to de-escalate. Paramilitary are trained in exactly the opposite. Keeping the peace and fast, prompt investigative police-work is an entirely different story than seek and destroy internal threats. India has less per capita police force than places like Canada, Germany, UK, etc. Same with judges, lawyers, etc.
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    Are you a Cat person or a Dog person !!!

    unfit ?!? Cats are one of the best killing machines on the planet and pretty awesome at getting away from virtually anything. Without confinement, a cat can harm a dog more than a dog can usually harm a cat, for eg, because of cat's superior speed, surefootedness, sense of attack and kill instinct. They are boring when they don't know you and yes, some cats are pretty antisocial. But many cats are highly social with their owners/people they know.
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    Indians dont derserve democracy !!!

    yeah, in PPP terms. But in real terms its close to 12K. Such huge disparity means Russians are cut out of the rest of the world's economy more or less in terms of consumers, as in real world terms (ie, outside their country, where PPP doesnt apply anymore), they only have 12K on average to play with. Plus, Russia's problem is high end income inequality. We all know about the super-rich in societies, including India, but Russia's problems in this regard are acute. IIRC, their top 0.001% own like 20% of their economy. Thats an insane disparity, which is more or less the basis of their 'Russian oligarch' image. Russian masses are kept going by an insane distracting dosage of patriotism/nationalism yee-haw stuff general threat of total crushing at the hands of the government.
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    Are you a Cat person or a Dog person !!!

    I am curious- few bad experiences or whats your reason for hating cats ? I ask because i've had lots of cats interactions in my life as well as dog, yet the most genuine sense of affection i've felt from a pet has come from a cat.
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    Indians dont derserve democracy !!!

    Err, its not about janglees, its about law and law & order enforcement. You think Canadian voters don't take money to vote for candidates because they are evolved/civilized/honest/nice ? NO. Its because the election process here is tightly regulated and voters taking money to vote for you is fraud- not only the voter will get prosecuted (in reality, a heavy fine), you auto-disqualify from the election, cause huge party embarassment as a criminal and get booted. Basically, its the 'nuke me' thing to do. All this, facilitated by a quick, fast, well functioning and well paid judicial and police process. India's legal workarounds and general goonda-giri will go down, not through moral crusades or education, but via law enforcement and functional legal system. I've been saying this for a long time- Indian voters need to start prioritizing law & order. It doesn't have to be #1 priority (and it won't be either in a developing nation), but acknowledging candidates/voting for them if you are a fence-sitter, just on this issue, etc). Indians think that they will get to be like the west/japan, etc. by developing the economy. It won't. It will get there only if there is a quick,fast, efficient judiciary and enforcement of law system. India already has the ingredients, being a secular democracy, it prevents the legal system being perverted to 'right/wrong = divinely dictated/asserted in eye of the law'. It just needs to spend money on it. Increase police salaries, increase the police force, better equipment for them (not just guns, but also transportation, choppers, etc) and expand the judiciary to 2-3x the current number over a period of 10 years. Without these things happening, India will never generate the confidence to be a true economic giant in the first place. All first world countries & modern superpowers have this in common: quick & efficient enforcement of the law.
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    Are you a Cat person or a Dog person !!!

    All these generalizations are more or less BS/caused by other factors. I am a 'bi-petual', though i prefer cats more ( reasoning for it is later). lets look at some of them: Point #2 : Well, i am just about the most social person i know and i am way more cat person than dog person ( i was a cat person who transitioned into liking dogs). Point #4: It may just be simple correlation, nothing more. As for why neurotic people would prefer cats - it has nothing to do with reassurance. Its got everything to do with neurotic people HATE messy places and cats are a million times tidier creature than dogs are. Point #5 and 6 : No $hyte sherlock. Cats are just fine in an apartment. A dog needs regular exercise, like taking them to the park and such. Bigger the dog, more exercise it needs. So no surprise that in densified cities with less public space, people prefer cats, while in rural places with plenty of open ground, dog owners don't have the constraint of 'i live on 20th floor of a building in a cramped apartment and the nearest park is 20 min walk away, so lets get a cat instead' . Point #8: Dog owners obey all the rules ?! So let me get this straight- there are no criminals who own dogs. Well then, screw wasting money on investigation, just check if the suspect has a dog or not- if they have a dog, just cross them off the list of suspects- dog owners obey all the rules, remember ?? Point #12- i am a cat person who transitioned into liking dogs. I LOVE playing with dogs. My personality, according to this chart, is firmly in the cat people group. Why do i like dogs less ? Its simple - dogs love to lick if they like you/are excited/sign of bonding. And dog saliva smells worse than poo to me. So you see the problem Muloghonto has with dogs ? If i get them too excited/too friendly, i will have a smell worse than poo on my body and depending on where i am, no access to shower/cleanup.
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    Is Islam the least spiritual religion?

    if the Koran was about spirituality, it'd have devoted the book on the condition of the mind - as Buddhist, Jain or several Hindu texts do. As it stands, there are barely a few lines dedicated to condition of the mind which does not involve ' if its illegal by the book but you feel this way, its cause Satan is influencing you/vice versa'. Of all major religions, Islam is by far the most materialistic one. Which makes sense, because it originates from a backwards land (even by the standards of the time) that was a desert, where material existence is hard. This is why Islam has several verses on taxes and zero verses on the condition of the mind.
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    Is Islam the least spiritual religion?

    As a fellow atheist let me say this - spirituality is something that taken to an extreme is illogical & false. Ie, the whole spirit dimension,independent soul, etc. are nonsense. This does not change the fact that spirituality has a lot to offer, in terms of dealing with emotions or chanelling them .Raising your EQ-call it whatever you will. But at the core, of spirituality, is emotional 'science'. However, that being said, the whole concept of spirit is lacking in Islam, because sprituality's main core, is dealing with feelings & enhancing feelings. Islam does not really delve into it much ( and no Abrahamic religion does to the extent of Indic religions) and treats feelings as largely irrelevant. For instance, the Koran, never, for once mentions wtf to do if your feelings get in the way. It just resorts to the risk-reward scenarios of getting screwed by the vengeful, strict God or rewarding by it in 'hearts content' nebulous terminologies.
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    Indians dont derserve democracy !!!

    People who say we don't deserve democracy, fail to see what democracy is and have zero knowledge of history. Authoritarian regimes are like working in a diamond mine - most of the time its crap, its extremely exploitative, discrininatory and brutal, with the occasional trinket of diamond found. For every Frederick the Great , authoritarian regimes generate a hundred Hitlers or Aurangzebs. The objective of democracy is not efficiency. The objective of democracy is to be mediocre - that way, the 1 in a 100 'good ruler' gets neutered and has mediocre results. And so does the 99 Hitlers, with humanity better off for it.
  13. Muloghonto

    Jinnah did more harm than good for Muslims..

    How are they all equally to blame ? Gandhi was staunchly against partition- so how does a man get blamed for something he is against ?!? Partition falls mostly on the Muslim League - not so much as Jinnah himself ( who was the facilitator more than the one who conceptualized it). But amongst the three, Jinnah clearly deserves most of the blame. Nehru too did not really want partition as much as once he saw there was no living harmoniously with the muslim league ( the whole federated India was a nonsense concept that would've ripped India apart in the communist-capitalist struggle of USSR-USA. We'd have been another Congo in that aspect). He was in the 'partition is a foregone conclusion, so lets make the best of it for India' camp.
  14. Muloghonto

    Jinnah did more harm than good for Muslims..

    Coming back to the original thread topic. Few facts: a) per capita income & education levels of muslims in India are below national average b) per capita income & education levels of muslims in India are higher than in Pakistan This leads to the whole conundrum of power : would you rather be upper class, in relative terms but poorer/less educated in absolute terms, or would you rather be a lower class in relative terms & more educated in absolute terms ? The answer to this question, determines if Jinnah did more harm than good for the Muslims. In Pakistan, the muslim elites have more power, but are less rich & educated than Indian muslims. India is also a much free-er society than Pakistan is- we don't kill people for dissing a prophet or an avatar, from the legally sanctioned POV. Yes, mobs in India can get super-charged and commit crimes against the person- same as in Pakistan or practically anywhere in the third world. But the KEY difference, is that Pakistan has state-sanctioned discrimination against religions (Ahmadiyyas for eg) and state sanctioned religious impositions (such as no open dissing of Mohammed). To me its a no-brainer and i think any NRI/Overseas-Pakistanis, if they have integrity enough, they'd agree that Jinnah disadvantaged the muslims. Because like NRIs and overseas Pakistanis, the Indian muslims lead higher quality of life in actual, real world parameters, even though they are not the social elites of the society.
  15. Muloghonto

    Jinnah did more harm than good for Muslims..

    Again, you are confusing GDP with wealth. If province 1 generates 60% of the nation's GDP and province 2 does 40%, but province 2 takes 60% of the national GDP, then wealth of province 2 will be greater, despite province 1 having greater GDP. On paper, Pakistan had a greater GDP because the bulk majority of military and government spending was in Pakistan, not Bangladesh. But in terms of GDP generated, Bangladesh generated greater GDP than Pakistan. It is especially relevant when it comes to FOREX, as Bangladesh earned the bulk majority of Pakistan's Forex, due to the fact that Pakistan's biggest FOREX earning item till 1971 was jute and Bangladesh produced 99% of jute.
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    Jinnah did more harm than good for Muslims..

    No one knows how old the Rig Veda is. And even if Rig veda is true, it still does not change the fact that there has been no evidence of irrigation in Punjab from 300s BC till around 1600s AD. Persian wheel arrives around 1600s AD but massive irrigation canals like which we see in the ganges valley for 1500 years or so, does not appear in Punjab till 1800s AD. We have Greek sources describing Punjab for eg and they specifically mention that the land is not irrigated. we have no evidene whatsoever, for example, of the large scale irrigation canals dug by the Gurjaras & Palas in the ganges valley or massive rain-collection tanks built by them. This is reflected in the taxes collected by Mughals, where Punjab is a low tax revenue province due to its lack of productivity.
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    Jinnah did more harm than good for Muslims..

    we are not talking wealth distribution but productivity. In terms of GDP, Bangladesh generated greater GDP and especially Forex than Pakistan did. This is because Pakistan's biggest export commodity till 1971 was jute and Bengal utterly dominates in Jute production, especially Bangladesh.
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    Jinnah did more harm than good for Muslims..

    Yes, this is true post green revolution, as green revolution + irrigation in Punjab has made Punjab hugely productive. However, as a matter of history, Punjab has not had irrigation since Indus valley, all the way till less than 150 years ago. This is a matter of history- we have Mughal chauth records dating back to Akbar all the way to after Aurangzeb. Of all the provinces, Bengal subah produced by far the greatest chauth. What Punjab has done in the last 100 years is largely irrelevant to the point that Punjab's importance to the Mughals were far more strategic than of material value.
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    Jinnah did more harm than good for Muslims..

    And this is why your people will never, in a million years, be as advanced as the developed countries. Because to your mentality, people's lives are a numbers game. When you start valuing life as important, only then can your people start getting out of the stone age and live like civilized people.
  20. Muloghonto

    Jinnah did more harm than good for Muslims..

    Err, united Pakistan's economy was 55-45% in Bangladesh's favor till 1971. This is because Bengal region ( Ganges-Brahmaputra delta) is the most fertile soil in the subcontinent. Punjab has caught up quite a lot due to irrigation and better farming practices, but from time we have recorded history, Bengal has been far more productive than Sindh + Punjab put together. This is seen from Mughal era definitively, where Bengal was the richest province in terms of tax revenue.
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    Rani Durgavati

    As for the difference between living and surviving, yes, the difference is huge. But what these assinine glory hunters and their fans completely forget, is that inorder to live, one must, first and foremost, survive. No survival = never again an opportunity to live. Only by surviving, does one ever give oneself the chance to live.
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    Rani Durgavati

    Have you ever read Chach Nama ? It's a book written by Arabs, about conquest of Sindh. When Mohammed Bin Qasim conquered it, he captured Raja Dahir's daughter. He then took her back to Baghdad and offered her to the Khalif's harem. At this moment, raja Dahir's daughter stepped up and said something like ' your excellency, it would be an honor to join your harem, but unfortunately I've already been de flowered by my conqueror', indicating Bin Qasim already had his way with her and thus, was insulting the Khalif by giving him 'used goods'. This lead to immediate fall from grace of bin Qasim and one of the most brilliant Arab generals never commanded an army again. Give me strong women, like Raja Dahir's daughter, who can set aside personal honor and so far more meaningful things by staying alive, than the cowards who can't face hardships in life or think on how to turn a situation like this to their advantage.
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    Are the British white the weakest male race?

    Not quite. They conquered using their own troops quite well initially. Obviously when they had a large territory, they recruited locally to continue the conquests. Thats what anyone with brains would do....
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    Rani Durgavati

    Read Baburnama and the accounts of Mehmoud of Ghazni for example - the reasons for Indian defeats to the muslims starting with Mehmoud of Ghazni, is inferior tactics. In the first battle of Panipat, Babur erected a wagon-wall and posted his cannons behind it. Then he stared in amazement as the numerically superior army of Lodhi didn't try to outflank or wait-out the battle to lure Babur out of his strongly fortified position on enemy soil. Instead, he charged head-first into the strongest fortified position of the enemy and lost. Consider that for a moment - if Lodhi had played the waiting game, Babur would've been forced to abandon his fortified position, because it was him who sat on enemy territory with long & unreliable supply chain, while Lodhi sat 150 kms from his own bloody capital, on lands owned by his dynasty directly. Every passing day would've weaked Babur's position and strengthened Lodhi's. Same happens to the Kabul-shahi vs Ghaznavid wars vs Mehmoud and his father Sebuktagin. We all know of Prithviraj losing to Ghauri in the 2nd battle of Tarain and that he won the first battle of Tarain yet let Ghauri go. What most don't know, is where Ghauri went - he didn't go all the way back to Afghanistan, he stayed in a fort in Bhatinda for two years, gathering his forces. a few hundred kms from Prirthviraj's own capital and much further away from his own, inside enemy territory (the territory of Bhatinda belonged to the Tomars, vassals of the Chauhans of Sambhar, Prithviraj's dynasty). For two years. Did Prithviraj lay seige ? Nope. He just ignored the situation. Almost every single defeat of the Indians at the hands of the muslim invaders comes down to inferior tactics, inferior strategy and general ineptitude in long-term thinking. All this ineptitude, is wrapped under ' glory,honor, courage' - which is bunk in my books. All these rulers failed their subjects in more ways than one - for one they were too weak to impose their law and keep their people safe and for two, too much consumed in personal honor to consider that submission would've been better for their subjects.
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    Rani Durgavati

    Except my advice is not to convert, it is to submit, like the Greeks did, yet keep their own cultural heritage intact. The Greeks became part of the Ottoman muslims for close to 500 years - yet, Greece, at the eve of independence (mid 1800s) remained 95% or more Greek and Orthodox. Also, 'rulers fighting together', is a short term fix, not a long term solution. We have had rulers band together to fight off invaders in the past too - the Guptas forged an alliance with Yashodarman of Malwa to boot out the Huns, for example. However, it doesn't work and will not work in the long term, because having multiple rulers means they will eventually fall out with one another and start undermining each other - if not this generation, then the next, or the one after, etc. We actually did. The Gurjaras & Chalukyas were the only ones in the entire continent to stop the Arab Khilafat armies and vanquish them. Yet, it did not last- due to the same 'multiple rulers fighting each others' condition. Or, we'd have been genocide even more. Durgavati lost because her military skills and army itself was inferior. Simple. I don't see why invaders would be warded off by war-like but inferior militaries in a rich land. If welfare of the masses is the prime goal, then the wisest move is to not stand in the way of a more powerful adversary - for if you fight, its far more likely that after you lose, your people will be raped & pillaged. I am not against resistance - i am against futile resistance. If one wants to fight, good- but one cannot be stupid enough to fight and think 'honor' will win them the battle, when their equipment, tactics and logistics are inferior. Chandrasekhar Azad, Bhagar Singh, etc. are different categories of people. I have no problem with anyone risking their own life and limb for a cause they believe in. Its their life, they can choose to risk it all they want. Having said that, yes, not a fan of Rana Pratap or Sanga, etc - these folks are rulers. Their decision affects millions. Their prime job, as a ruler, is to ensure the survival of their people and create conditions for the people to thrive in. Fighting a foolish war due to pride that is unwinnable is working against that principle in my mind.

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