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    What is it like to travel in PAKISTAN.. by Mark Wiens

    There are plenty of Indus valley sites in India itself - I have been to Lothal and a few other sites in Gujarat. Minoan palace ruins in Crete, Parthenon in Athens, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and Bali as well.
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    Pakistani kids hang doll of Asia Bibi

    oh you mean he was "just visiting his relatives" in Afghanistan, and not kidnapped in Islamabad?
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    Pakistani kids hang doll of Asia Bibi

    You are the one who keeps bringing up red mosque "operation" - something that was done more than 10 years ago, into a thread thats about the current chaos in Pakistan with the Asia incident. And no 2 ways about it, its your military mafia that is responsible for the mess. Its a forum for discussion. Don't get so sensitive now. Besides, its clear that the facts are getting too inconvenient for you to handle, so you are resorting to "dont lecture us" nonsense. Its not like anything I say will have any impact on the fate of Pakistanis. They will continue to be exploited and tortured under military mafia's boots. Its only if patriotic Pakistanis open their eyes and stop being molested by those who are supposed to defend them, will things change. But it looks like a lot of Pakistanis would rather fool themselves with false patriotism, swallow false propaganda, and support such exploitation. By the way, here's a few tweets on the Pashtun Officer:
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    Pakistani kids hang doll of Asia Bibi

    You can run away from a discussion. But you can't hide from the facts. Just to keep parroting "lal masjid" - which was years ago. While the likes of Rizvi are poisoning your country today, and your "establishment" does nothing about it. Face the facts, your military is a selfish organization that only cares about preserving its own power and resources. Country's benefit be damned. By the way, a Pashtun Police officer was kidnapped in Islamabad, and has been found dead in Afghanistan with a note from ISIS claiming responsibility. I thought only one organization had a monopoly on "kidnapping by na-malum afraad" in Pakistan. How did ISIS manage to not only kidnap a Police officer, in Pakistan's capital city, transport him across all those checkpoints you were bragging about in the other thread, all the way across Isloo, the tribal areas and the border, and kill him?
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    Pakistani kids hang doll of Asia Bibi

    Oh I don't know, just the mullahs who brought Pakistan's cities to a standstill with their 'protest'? Pronounced Pakistan's supreme court judges as a wajib-ul-qatl? And walked away unscathed after signing a goddam official 'agreement' with the government? As if they weren't a criminal mob breaking the law physically and verbally, but some sort of organization with legitimacy? Your country kidnaps and tortures harmless bloggers for daring to criticize its military, but turns into a dickless eunuch when it comes to such mullahs. And its obvious why. Because the military can't afford to alienate the mass of crazies that it has intentionally created and maintained all these years. Same judge that is dragging on a case against a journalist for publishing an interview with the Prime minister, threw out the case against Rizvi. There is video evidence of this guy urging Pakistanis to murder the judges! In any country, such incitement is an open-and-shut case of criminal assault. In Pakistan, the judge knows better if he wants to live. What bullshit soap opera story is this? Your Pakistani military stained its chaddis, and publicly said "Don't involve us" - they were ****-scared to be even seen as opposing the "Lovers of the Prophet". And the poor civilian govt had no choice but to sign an "agreement" with ignorant criminal mobs, who are breaking all laws and even religious ethics. That's why Captain Savior first made a public speech telling the mobs not to challenge the govt, but then when he realized that the military mafia has hung him out to dry, he quietly tucked his tail and signed an agreement with the mob. But the uniformed mafia goondas know better than to take panga with the daadhi waale goondas. Let both goondas prosper, while the ordinary Pakistani awaam pays the price. Shame on you for spouting propaganda over here. A real Pakistani patriot would be disgusted by this state of affairs, and wouldn't mindlessly support such things. But you know, its more fun to talk about fighter jets, and weapon systems, to play patriot-patriot with gunz and such. Army stronk!!! Who cares about being a real patriot. You need balls to be a true patriot. And brains. Not everyone has them. Some have neither.
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    Pakistani kids hang doll of Asia Bibi

    On the contrary, I know quite well how the PakMil works. All the "corp commanders" are dollar millionaires, while the avg soldier is barely educated and exploited as servants. And while the military hoovers up all the country's resources, they make sure that they are never blamed for any of the problems that they create. Easy to just blame the "corrupt" politicians and the frustrated ignorant awaam will lap it up happily. All those who don't rock this boat, and 'go along' will get rewarded. Anybody who challenges them gets tagged as unpatriotic. And no matter how terrible and blatantly illegal acts and words are vomited by the mullahs, the military will make damn sure that they won't take panga with them. Are you denying that your "pakmil" handed out cash to the same Labbaik gang members when they pulled the same exact stunt last year?
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    Pakistani kids hang doll of Asia Bibi

    babaji ka ghanta. "Kya hum aap ke saath nahin hai" Remember that? with those envelopes of cash? PakMil mafia jernails know better than to risk being "Taseered" by their own rank and file. They will never take panga with religious extremists within Pakistan. Let the "Civvies" do that and take the risk. The jernails rather like staying in their comfy villas, golf clubs and running the various "fauji" corporations.
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    India should do something for Rememberence Day

    Doesn't really jive with the national narrative, to start celebrating the soldiers who were willing and loyal servants of the Empire that enslaved us. That's the problem. But agree - India's contribution to both WWs are immense. And under-appreciated. Appreciation should begin at home.
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    Another terrorist attack by so called peacefulls

    Its not the job of the muslim "average Joe" (or mariam) - but mainstream muslim organizations need to be a lot more vocal, public and visible in their unambiguous condemnation of the vile acts carried out in the name of their faith. I'm referring to perception management. Its less of a problem in India, more so in the west. Its a bit anecdotal, but I get the impression that muslim organizations are more active and focused on speaking out against discrimination, and not as vocal about confronting and condemning prejudiced views within their community and at large. Edit: I'm not so sure why you are dragging the shiite vs sunni stuff in here. Or making the strawman argument of doing "chai pe charcha" with ISIS. I mean come on.
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    Pakistani kids hang doll of Asia Bibi

    Don't blame the kids. Blame the adults around them.
  11. For some folks those 2 count as "North Indian" and can't be viewed objectively.
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    Global GDP shifts in last 50 years

    Not underestimating it. Just pointing out that its nowhere near enough to offset the negative impact that we had. And the increase in banking usage, digital payments etc is quite quantifiable. By any reasonable metric, the data bears out that such an "impact" is being exaggerated. Spending 100 bucks and bragging about getting 50 cents back, is just as silly as it sounds. Maybe its not 50 cents, maybe its 2 bucks. But that's the cost-benefit analogy here. To reiterate, I'm no fan of congress etc, and even supported the experiment initially, because I expected the benefits to be higher than it were. And I'm not completely slamming the Modi govt for it either - they tried an ambitious policy measure, and it failed. **** happens. Possible to give them a benefit of doubt on good intentions. Not against giving them a pass on this. But my problem is that the govt has been a disappointment across the board in terms of economic progress. Not just demonetization. But lets call a spade a *ing spade. Net net, demonetization was an unambiguous failure.
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    Global GDP shifts in last 50 years

    How is it a "win"? Just like Pakistan "won" all its wars against India? Indian economy took a major hit to the growth rate, and what was gained in return? Its not a "win" by any reasonable metric. @dial_100 Its not about wanting everything to be done in 4 years. But 4 years is a good enough amount of time to show tangible progress. A few milestones. Why hasn't there been a single SEZ properly launched in 1400 days? You can compete with China or anyone else if you start working towards it. Not just by cutting ribbons and making tv ads about "make in India". And you have no choice but to compete with China and the rest of the world. India has been sleeping too long. And yes its the congress not BJP who's responsible for the decades of losing out. But why is "not congress" enough to give this current government a free pass on just about everything? I can't stand the thieves in congress either. But that doesn't mean that I'll just settle for thieves of a different tribe. India deserves a more efficient government, and the bitter reality is that the Modi govt could and should have done a lot more than it has in 4 years.
  14. Lot of chaos and facts are not clear. Prima facie looks like a clear abuse of power and interference in operations of CBI bureaucracy. Why suddenly transfer the officer looking into corruption to Andaman Nicobar? I don't want to jump to conclusions, but trying to make sense of this. Anybody have some good facts on the issue? What do the resident bhakts have to say about this?
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    India vs NZ, Women's World T20

    Kiwi women being annihilated by Kaur and Jemima. Almost every other ball is a boundary.
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    Another terrorist attack by so called peacefulls

    Moderates need to 'represent' Islam a lot more, and a lot louder though. ISIS, Saudi Arabia, Taliban, even those judges in Indonesia who punished somebody for complaining about noise disturbance from mosque loudspeakers are all filling in the vacuum.
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    India vs NZ, Women's World T20

    LEts see what Jemima can do.
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    Another terrorist attack by so called peacefulls

    "defends terrorism"? Were you dropped on your head as a child?
  19. Hindsight is 20/20. Why claim that IITs were at the expense of primary education? Similar arguments are made against ISRO today as well, and the same bhakts jump in to defend that India can afford space research alongside development, and the space program has made great contributions to India. Same can be said of the IITs as well, they have made major contributions to India. But let's stick to the agenda of bashing and blaming Nehru for all that went wrong. Fits a neat narrative that way, facts be damned. Nehru wasn't perfect. He made a lot of errors and bad decisions that hurt India. But he made a lot of good ones too. And IIT is part of the latter, not the former.
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    Another terrorist attack by so called peacefulls

    Bigotry and hate speech deserves to be called out as such. Too damn bad if you dont like it.
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    Another terrorist attack by so called peacefulls

    Does it really matter what the label is? Both are tragedies. Why are you focusing on that aspect of it? Its kind of victim mentality to think that way. In some ways the california one is way worse because its self-inflicted due to the utter stupidity of US gun laws.
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    Ayodhya Verdict

    Happens to all civilizations. You prosper over a longer period, you get fat and weak. That's just the cyclical nature of things.
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    WTF is going on with Modi govt and CBI?

    Sorry, but this is such utter out and out bullshit.
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    Another terrorist attack by so called peacefulls

    THere's a section of posters on here who can't wait to use such occasions to let out their inner bhadaas against a certain religion.
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    Global GDP shifts in last 50 years

    Oh great. "Ease of business ranking" has improved. Awesome. That's supposed to be some great accomplishment of this government? What tangible accomplishments can this government point to with regards to boosting manufacturing in India? Other than holding fancy splashy marketing seminars? Have any SEZs been formally established with adequate built up logistics and infrastructure? Heck IIRC, even in Modi's home state of Gujarat, there is a project to make a Special Economic Zone in Dholavira - this project has been approved for a long time now - what progress has been made? What labor laws have been simplified or updated to encourage manufacturing? IF its a politically difficult issue, again why hasn't the govt pushed forward with setting up SEZs with clear tax and labor policies restricted to the SEZ? Apart from extorting billions from its poor citizens and anyone who enters the country using the "Swacch Bharat Cess", how many garbage recycling plants have been built? Apart from social media marketing, what is the status of urban waste processing supply chain in India? Why the eff has the current government failed to make serious progress in cleaning up the Ganga river? Dude, This statement is so flawed I don't know where to begin. On some rando simulation based video you think India's GDP has only been growing since 2014? Its not a "random assumption", even the hardcore proponents of demonetization accepted that the cost of implementations would be close to one percentage point reduction in growth. The argument was that the benefits would outweigh the cost. The expectation was that there would be a large enough chunk of fake currency and 'black money' seizure or failure to convert, and the result would be a net positive. The results are there for all to see. I don't remember the exact percentage, but a surprisingly high percentage of currency notes were converted back into the system. Which basically made the the whole damn thing an exercise in futility. Sure there were a few minor benefits of the exercise, increased adoption of digital payments etc, but that does not even begin to come close to offsetting the net cost. Either you don't understand the macro-economics of it all, or you are being intentionally dishonest in spouting propaganda to defend the stupidity of that move. Modi and BJP aren't the next avatars, that they can do no wrong you know. You can criticize a policy while still supporting the party or a politician. Why is that simple concept so difficult for some to accept? Why does a reflexive resort to defensive propaganda, often having little basis in facts, become the de facto stance?

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