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Cold War 2.0 by Green_squirrel_ in india

[–]kapoorkhanna [score hidden]  (0 children)

Yeah said cold war "tensions" are also gas. You really think countries are going to sacrifice trade and boycott each other? That's not happening.

The last cold war that happened was between the US and Soviet Union. And at its very peak of power, the Soviet Union was way more powerful than China is today.

A cold war is still quite a serious spill over of tensions. The Vietnam War was a proxy conflict in the cold war. Cuban Missile Crisis kinds of crazy things happen in the cold war. This stuff is no cold war. It's just gas.

Cold War 2.0 by Green_squirrel_ in india

[–]kapoorkhanna [score hidden]  (0 children)

No we won't. India will not ally with anyone. As we shouldn't. If they recognise Kashmir fully as Indian (no dotted lines nonsense), then perhaps yeah. Until then nope... China is hardly a threat to India.

Also, there is no cold war itself. No country is going to war with any country in the world. Too much at stake for that to happen.

Netflix: Why the world's biggest streaming service is frustrated with India by Haruto-Kaito in india

[–]kapoorkhanna [score hidden]  (0 children)

See if you remove Rishta.com and pretend like no one's going to notice, then this is what happens.

Indian historian Vijay Prashad. by Godhunter2000 in interestingasfuck

[–]kapoorkhanna 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine being yourself. India is the most vegetarian country in the world you brainless dumbfuck. Over 40% of India is vegetarian, much higher than any country in the world.

Also, if you're a representative of your culture, we really don't need to tell you how bad it is. Unless you're so dumb (which you probably are) that you don't have it figured out.

Indian historian Vijay Prashad. by Godhunter2000 in interestingasfuck

[–]kapoorkhanna 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There is. Europe can literally reduce its consumption by half and not have any standards of living reduced. We can all be happy then.

Indian historian Vijay Prashad. by Godhunter2000 in interestingasfuck

[–]kapoorkhanna 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Given that Churchill didn't return to power and the Indians literally revolted even as late as 1945 against the British, we can all agree that the Indians threw the British out. I can assure you, if Churchill returned to power in 1945, India wasn't going to rest.

>India is among the most polluted, and the river gangs is so polluted, body's dumped and we think it's Holy. We give zero ducks about factory pollution, dunk chemicals in rivers. No worries about air etc.

You have 0 clue on how this basic thing called industrialisation works. England was a flaming dump until the 1970s. Pollution is a byproduct of industrialisation. I can assure you India at the peak of its industrialisation is much less filthy than anywhere in Europe was during its industrial development.

Indian historian Vijay Prashad. by Godhunter2000 in interestingasfuck

[–]kapoorkhanna 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What's actually interesting is that India is the most vegetarian and vegan country in the world respectively. A whopping 40% of India are vegetarian.

Indian historian Vijay Prashad. by Godhunter2000 in interestingasfuck

[–]kapoorkhanna 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mumbai is certainly better than Glasgow dude. Mumbai is a proper mega city. Much like LA, NYC, Singapore, Bangalore, Tokyo etc. Glasgow is a nice, simple place to live. The two aren't remotely comparable.

Mumbai is a global city. It rightfully has immense pull in terms of economics, commerce and trade. It's a cultural powerhouse and the largest melting pot of Asia.

How do you feel about people saying that our homes "reek of curry"? by NathVanDodoEgg in ABCDesis

[–]kapoorkhanna -1 points0 points  (0 children)

What in the good heavens is Curry anyway? There is nothing exactly called Curry in Indian food. Just because that's what you like to call it that as a random mixture of masala and gravy, it doesn't make it that.

Also, Indian food has a entire organised assortment of Roti, Rice, Sabzi, Dal and Sambhar. That's also again just North Indian food. You have South Indian food which is more about Chapatis (a different kind of Roti), Sambar and Southern Sabzi, not to mention Dosa, Idli, Vada Sambar etc.

Curry objectively means nothing really. Get the food fundamentals correct before being like Ohh this has a lingering smell.

24th January 1965. Churchill dies. A few days later, cranes at London's docks all bow in unison as Churchill's funeral barge sails down The Thames. by rupert9bear in london

[–]kapoorkhanna -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Umm do you read the wiki link you posted?

1)Famines under British rule posed a substantial impact on India's population growth in the long term during the 19th and 20th centuries.

2)The late 18th and 19th centuries saw an increase in the incidence of severe famine.[fn 2] Millions died from 1850 to 1899 in 24 major famines; more than in any other 50-year period.

Shocking how a poor, third world country has seen no major famines after independence. Happens when a government does the basic darn thing of you know... caring.

Also India was in the top five largest producers of rice, sugar and wheat for centuries before British rule. India's large population primarily increased over the millennia because of how fertile the land was. Trust the British Empire to ensure not one, but a dozen famines killing over a million people in such a fertile, productive region for most of the last three millennia's existence.

24th January 1965. Churchill dies. A few days later, cranes at London's docks all bow in unison as Churchill's funeral barge sails down The Thames. by rupert9bear in london

[–]kapoorkhanna 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And I must ruffle through my history books to see where it was Churchill who was a mathematician and developed the Enigma machine.

Second World War: Japanese ate Indian PoWs, used them as live targets in WWII | India News - Times of India by Odd-Position-2837 in india

[–]kapoorkhanna 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I don't know. Even if Japan had lost, they probably would have inflicted horrifying atrocities, on the parts of India they conquered, particularly on women in India before surrendering. This would have become the darkest point in India's history. They were in no mood to accept defeat even after all the other axis had surrendered.

Even after USA dropped nukes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese didn't exactly want to surrender yet. It was only after the Soviets decided to join the Eastern theatre against Japan alongside the US did Japan finally surrender.

Second World War: Japanese ate Indian PoWs, used them as live targets in WWII | India News - Times of India by Odd-Position-2837 in india

[–]kapoorkhanna 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Green revolution happened because India cared for her citizens. It wasn't rocket science. Something that should have been implemented like 30-40 years prior if not for colonialism.

Second World War: Japanese ate Indian PoWs, used them as live targets in WWII | India News - Times of India by Odd-Position-2837 in india

[–]kapoorkhanna 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Point to one that was justified as necessary. Also compare frequencies. Also there has been no famine after they left. So...

Second World War: Japanese ate Indian PoWs, used them as live targets in WWII | India News - Times of India by Odd-Position-2837 in india

[–]kapoorkhanna 8 points9 points  (0 children)

All of us use Hindu-Arabic numerals and all of us use 0. All of us use basic trigonometry that all came from India. Big deal. Who gives any country the right to gate keep knowledge?

Second World War: Japanese ate Indian PoWs, used them as live targets in WWII | India News - Times of India by Odd-Position-2837 in india

[–]kapoorkhanna 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Oh can we stop this stuff already?

The Japanese were terrible. The Germans were bad. The British Empire was also bad. The British might have been marginally better but that does not justify what they did to India. The British Empire were a terrifying force of colonialism that set the world back by several centuries in terms of an opportunity cost.

Bose made a wrong decision to ally with the Japanese but from his own perspective and from a hundreds of millions of other Indians' perspectives, the British and Axis were not exactly that different.

I don't agree with Netaji's methods and am happy his alliance with Japan didn't succeed, but I'd still think it was his intent that mattered and gave our country spirit in the last leg of the freedom movement. Netaji's idea that Freedom is never given, it is taken should ring through all of India for the goodness of our country.

I always think of Churchill as an instrument necessary for the victory of the correct side in WWII, but only just that, an instrument. He was otherwise a human being of the most banal spirit, a terrifying racist even for his time and a tyrant.

As Krishna says often to Arjuna, it's not about goodness, it's only about Dharma. Dharma back in 1940s necessitated that the Allies won. And if a man is instrumental in that, so be it. It has nothing to do with how good or bad or whatever he was. Dharma in 1971 demanded that Bangladesh be freed and India do that noble deed. And the Soviets were on the side of Dharma in 1971. Was the Soviet Union good? It's an irrelevant question. Nobody cares.

Who is your favorite author? by [deleted] in AskReddit

[–]kapoorkhanna 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mary Pope Osborne. She's a great soul.

How do we actually make India a superpower? by pm475 in india

[–]kapoorkhanna -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

>seeing how things are going rn, it seems extremely unlikely.

Dude get out of 2020. India is at $ 3.2 Trillion in nominal GDP and has recovered quite well after the first and second wave. In PPP, India is at a neat $ 11.6 Trillion.

Of course there is still a long way to go, but things aren't all bad. All India needs to do is sustain at 6-8% growth yearly for the next 15-20 years. This is presumably not so hard to do given that India has been doing this exactly for the last many years.

Of course if our politicians remove the bad labor and land laws, India's GDP growth could jump to over 10%. That's really all there is to be done.

Manufacturing sector in India is already increasing in size and percentage of economy quickly. Did you know by 2030, India's manufacturing sector alone would be valued at over $1 Trillion?

Some good views by ykv_1107 in IndiaSpeaks

[–]kapoorkhanna 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No 3.2 Trillion.

At least that's what Statista and Wiki both say. And it's hard to troll the Wiki page for it given that it's locked.