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I am proud my ancestors applied a lathi to Jai's ancestors' collective behind so often and for so long. Just ... bridges and roads, the harbours, colleges, schools and universities, the much-needed legislation to control your bestial appetities, and so on...

I might just do that! Don't hold your breath for the result, though!

Nick, I will do everything in my power to resist the return of so much as a brass washer to ... to boot (see URLs below). A Jystiotish fraud, a supporter of terrorism, and a wanker to boot. What a combination!

Hey! I'll talk to anyone, whatever their politics (well, almost). This newsgroup is most often a sess-pit of prejudice, but still worth keeping an eye on for the occasional interesting article/conversation
Regards, Max, San Diego

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I learn it, and at beginners level I teach it, but I do not play it in concerts. I do play morsing.

Tell me, have you ever seen a clay mrdngm?

I've seen one with vowels;-) but, seriously, your transliteration is as good as many, and better than some that I've seen. I don't believe that it can be said that there is a 'correct' spelling of a word in different script from its own native language.
India has many different drums called mridangam in many different districts. It is said that the name means 'clay body' but it seems to me that the South Indian mridangam has always been made from wood.

It has been suggested that the name may refer to the loading of the head (which is actually made from iron ore and rice) which is a necessary part of the drum
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Brits were just lucky to rule India and to be lucky has no scientific reason. It just happens.

Well, I think it's true that the Europeans of the time (remember that the French, Portuguese**, etc were at it ... believe lies?) etc etc etc. I don't think they just woke up one day to find that it had happened.*

I don't know how much Indian history you know. Brits went to India for trade. There was anarchy in India due to atrocities of Auranzeb. To protect their own business interests, Brits formed private security and they took full advantage of the situation. That's how Brits Raj was established.
With all atrocities Brits committed on Indian population, we must, however, appreciate the fact that they united India as a country. Brits did it for their own sake. When they realized that India is going out of their hands, they started damaging this unity by dividing the country. It was WW II that broke the backbone of Brits might and the damage was limited.
"Pumps & The Bumps", "2 Legit 2 Quit", and "Pray" were classics far superior to friggin' "Hammer Time"!

It seems to me that if you cannot say that something *is* a classic, rather than that it was one, then it isn't and wasn't a classic.

Unless, of course, it's very unique.

Good luck and good sailing.
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Well, I think it's true that the Europeans of the ... woke up one day to find that it had happened.*

I don't know how much Indian history you know. Brits went to India for trade. There was anarchy in India ... by dividing the country. It was WW II that broke the backbone of Brits might and the damage was limited.

a united india has no greater significance than a united eu in terms of unity and development and civil matters.
significance is in military terms. i am sure a decentralized india would develop very rapidly if there were no military threats, much faster than all western european nations did under US protection.
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Tell me, have you ever seen a clay mrdngm?

I've seen one with vowels;-) but, seriously, your transliteration is as good as many, and better than some that I've ... can be said that there is a 'correct' spelling of a word in different script from its own native language.

We use what is known as a maatraa to modify
the sound of an ukshur (often spelled "akshar"),
so "mrdngm", "mrudungum" and "mridungum" are close.
India has many different drums called mridangam in many different districts. It is said that the name means 'clay body' ... of the head (which is actually made from iron ore and rice) which is a necessary part of the drum

The mrdngm was made with clay at a time in history, and you can still find a few in villages and museums.
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Well, I think it's true that the Europeans of the ... woke up one day to find that it had happened.*

I don't know how much Indian history you know. Brits went to India for trade.

Actually they came to Bharat to steal our treasures.
There was anarchy in India due to atrocities of Auranzeb. To protect their own business interests, Brits formed private security ... by dividing the country. It was WW II that broke the backbone of Brits might and the damage was limited.

The Brit savages caused immense harm throughout the world this is what the criminals did in Australia:
"Australia
"British settlement began in 1788, with the landing party of transported convicts. Australia remained a penal colony. during the first half of the 19th
century,during which time the continent was explored and separate colonies were established in the various states. Aboriginal populations were displaced and decimated' in some areas (e.g., Tasmania), they
were totally exterminated.."
- The Universal Almanac; Andrews and McMeel; ISBN: 0-8362-7977-8.

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Brando's performance in A Streetcar Named Desire *is* a classic?

Maybe, maybe not. If writing an obituary, then the performance was a classic. If writing a review of the DVD, the performance is a classic.

John Varela
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you might get started with chastising the brit govt to not exhibit theloot to public - AND charge a fee for it.

It is true that it is quite expensive going to Tower of London and seeing "Crown Jewels". Only done it once in all these years I've lived in London. Perhaps India should request a percentage of all the admission fees charged?

you still got lot work cut out for you to get the colonial stuff out of your system completely, if you must make that kind of suggestion. ok, next thing you might do is ask brit govt to knock that robert clive's statue from public square.
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