The General News Thread


#2022

No. I’m saying there’s also other factors at play.

The partition and all that is the source of some base animosity. But the current stuff also has geostrategic, territorial, nationalistic and political factors.

Anyways, looks like sanity is prevailing again.


#2023

Do you guys still think there is a Hindu Sikh divide?


#2024

Could you agree, that especially the first three, are a (direct) consequence of partition? Since without partition there is no Pakistan and India.

@Trion I personally don’t. Or a lot less at least. But fair to say that '84 stays always around or no?


#2025

Yes, still exists


#2026

Hmm it seems the outsiders are more keen about it than us Indians.
I wasn’t even aware of the conflict until Mo here emphasised about here, it is that meh of an issue here.

You will get many segment not in love with Muslims but I bet my house you won’t find any anymosity towards Sikhs.


#2027

Maybe, but there would still be religious tension even without partition.

Colonialism didn’t help either if we’re going to that far back, the Brits were always good at divide and conquer.


#2028

This is true but it’s also true that if not for British, India wouldn’t have been one country


#2029

Odd name


#2030

So why would anyone pay for this, when they use Netlix/Amazon which don’t require a tv licence?


#2031

That name. Kill it, kill it with fire :gabriel:


#2032

All I’m thinking is “shitbox”, don’t think I’ll be able to get that out of my head now whenever I hear it mentioned.


#2033

Will soon be the only way to get the best British made content if you live outside the UK. Some have suggested ITV and BBC will be removing their content from third party streaming services.


#2034

I guess it could have a market overseas


#2035

I was interested so went to check it out and was met with this.


#2036

The only way this works is if they pull all their content from Netflix/Amazon, and shut down iPlayer and ITV Player.

And not having it available to an international market would be a massive mistake.


#2037

co.uk

It’s already operational in North America

https://www.britbox.com/home

https://www.itv.com/presscentre/press-releases/britbox-launches-canada


#2038

Fair enough. :slight_smile:


#2039

North America makes much more sense.


#2040

I bet North America are gagging to get a string of Doctor Who series available to them


#2041

There is some animosity. Especially after, as @SDGooner says, 1984. That piss drinking paedophile Gandhi didnt help relations back in '47 either