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by Shivani
07 Mar 2009 19:33
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 345106

We can't blame President Obama for the mess he inherited. But we can definitely blame him for making it worse. Hussein's problem is he is shying from the difficult decisions. Take the automobile sector. The credit bubble has burst, and there is surplus capacity of 8 million cars in US. So they have...
by Shivani
07 Mar 2009 18:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 425778

Trying to prevent a Sept. 1945

Ever Closer to 1982 http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/03/06/business/economy/joblossleonhardt2.jpg "So it’s still too early to call this the worst recession since the Great Depression. But it’s bad, and it’s still getting worse at a rapid rate." Putting a Month’s Job Losses in Pers...
by Shivani
02 Mar 2009 18:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5535
Views: 463922

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

So I read that Mahindra is looking to get into aerospace, and is investigating possible acquisition of an Australian aircraft maker for this purpose. Apparently, Mahindra would like to get into manufacturing small aircraft, which they feel they could do at a cost advantage. It must be the new trend...
by Shivani
02 Mar 2009 18:18
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 208838

Farce



There seems to be no communication and co-ordination. And yet when the time comes to 'award' mine leases to private companies, these sarkari babus become very effective.
by Shivani
26 Feb 2009 06:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 425778

Gaussian copula function

Recipe for Disaster: The Formula That Killed Wall Street

wired.com wrote:In the mid-'80s, Wall Street turned to the quants—brainy financial engineers—to invent new ways to boost profits. Their methods for minting money worked brilliantly... until one of them devastated the global economy.
by Shivani
25 Feb 2009 06:19
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 345106

H-1B

How long can the H-1B visa program last? With job losses accumulating in the US, there will be tremendous pressure to give jobs to Americans first. And nothing wrong with that either. It should not be long before it is announced that no new H-1B visas will be issued. Correspondingly (but not recipro...
by Shivani
25 Feb 2009 05:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 425778

Toyota

A Scion Drives Toyota Back to Basics Fair use excerpts: http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images/P1-AO840_Toyota_D_20090223175628.jpg TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp.'s incoming president, Akio Toyoda, has a sobering message for the giant company founded by his grandfather: It has gotten too fancy for i...
by Shivani
22 Feb 2009 20:27
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 425778

♪ We both go down together ♫

"China Must Continue to Invest in U.S. Bonds" : Hillary Clinton Fair use excerpts: BEIJING, Feb. 22 -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday urged China to keep investing its substantial foreign-exchange reserves in U.S. Treasury securities, arguing " we are truly going...
by Shivani
22 Feb 2009 14:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 160365

Copyright

Hello I would prefer a discussion about copyrights at Bharat Rakshak forum. Presently, only one forum moderator ( Gerard ) is diligently enforcing copyrights. Like this: http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/3687/copyqote.th.png Other moderators are more indulgent, and articles are copied and pasted in f...
by Shivani
22 Feb 2009 13:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 425778

Re: Tax the rich. Help the poor. Cut defense expenditure.

Moderator note: Please don't editorialize press articles with your own political slant by replacing 'Obama' with 'Hussein'. This is the global economy thread; no petty domestic US politics here. The one way psy-ops are too much to bear. Common citizens like myself are forced to do this because the ...
by Shivani
22 Feb 2009 07:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 425778

Tax the rich. Help the poor. Cut defense expenditure.

Obama Has Plan to Slash Deficit, Despite Stimulus Bill By JACKIE CALMES Published: February 21, 2009 http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/02/22/us/22budget.600.jpg WASHINGTON — After a string of costly bailout and stimulus measures, President Obama will set a goal this week to cut the annual de...
by Shivani
20 Feb 2009 10:08
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 208838

How Long Before Uranium Shortages?

How Long Before Uranium Shortages? http://www.theoildrum.com/files/Uranium%20production%20vs%20demand%20Energy%20Watch%20Group.png Figure 5. EWG World Production vs Demand Adding new mines takes a long time--one often sees 8 to 10 years quoted as a reasonable time frame. Production in 2007 was only...
by Shivani
20 Feb 2009 10:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion
Replies: 562
Views: 12520

How Long Before Uranium Shortages?

How Long Before Uranium Shortages? http://www.theoildrum.com/files/Uranium%20production%20vs%20demand%20Energy%20Watch%20Group.png Figure 5. EWG World Production vs Demand Adding new mines takes a long time--one often sees 8 to 10 years quoted as a reasonable time frame. Production in 2007 was only...
by Shivani
18 Feb 2009 09:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 425778

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

Another multi-billion criminal. Who knows how much more filth will rise to the surface as the churning continues unabated. The media are idiots, they keep addressing this creature as 'Sir'. US tycoon Allen Stanford charged over $8bn fraud Texan billionaire and cricket promoter Sir Allen Stanford has...
by Shivani
16 Feb 2009 16:21
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 285176

Re: Aero India 2009

Singha wrote:TOI has a pic of the burst tire F16 today.


Was Shiv Aroor on board? Must have exceeded MLW.
by Shivani
16 Feb 2009 00:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1041
Views: 141843

Re: Indian Telecom Folder



Is this true net increase? Or just new connections without any correction for lost business?

They will lose users from their own CDMA business, perhaps with some lag.
by Shivani
05 Feb 2009 07:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 381738

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Mahindra Profit Unexpectedly Tumbles 99% By Vipin V. Nair and Anil Varma Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., India’s largest maker of sport-utility vehicles and tractors, said third- quarter profit tumbled a more-than-expected 99 percent as currency losses mounted and sales fell. N...
by Shivani
05 Feb 2009 01:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1534
Views: 224974

Six reactors or two? And how many Megawatts in the future?

The newsreports are not clear. First: Areva, NPCIL in $12.3 bn N-deal Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) signed a memorandum of understanding with French firm Areva to set up nuclear power reactors at Jaitapur in Maharashtra here on Wednesday. “The MoU provides for engagement of NPCIL an...
by Shivani
05 Feb 2009 00:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 425778

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

Japan's Panasonic to cut 15,000 jobs, shut plants By YURI KAGEYAMA – 6 hours ago http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/media/ALeqM5hYy3ctJG-uOOP_uyQ-tYhvjgBNjA?size=m TOKYO (AP) — Panasonic Corp. said Wednesday it will slash as many as 15,000 jobs and shut 27 plants worldwide, joining a slew of major...
by Shivani
05 Feb 2009 00:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 425778

Terrible idea. How can anyone survive on 500,000 only?!

Hussain announces cap on executive pay The president says annual senior-executive pay must top out at $500,000, one of the new restrictions he announced for financial institutions receiving bailout cash. By Jim Puzzanghera and Christi Parsons 9:14 AM PST, February 4, 2009 http://www.reuters.com/res...
by Shivani
04 Feb 2009 11:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 381738

January 2009 Sales figures -US market.

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by Shivani
04 Feb 2009 10:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 381738

Global sales for 2008

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by Shivani
30 Jan 2009 03:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 15097

Beyond the BrahMos failure New Delhi January 30, 2009 The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has done itself little good by claiming success in its test-firing of the BrahMos missile, till the media exposed the bogus nature of the claim. Even if the DRDO’s position is accepted tha...
by Shivani
29 Jan 2009 09:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 425778

Starbucks to Cut 6,700 Jobs After Earnings Fall 69% http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/data?pid=avimage&iid=iwjKO5yUzmF4 Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Starbucks Corp., the world’s largest chain of coffee shops, said it will cut 6,700 jobs and close 300 more stores after reporting first-quarter profit that ...
by Shivani
14 Jan 2009 22:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1041
Views: 141843

Re: Indian Telecom Folder

bart wrote:Nortel enterprise products are total crap and so is their support.


I would not know otherwise!
by Shivani
14 Jan 2009 20:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Telecom Folder
Replies: 1041
Views: 141843

Nortel to file for bankruptcy This is quite distressing. From what I have read in media, Nortel was and is considered the 'gold standard' in the enterprise IT segment, ahead of rivals like Cisco. Truly, no one is safe. The comments to this news are quite telling. The good side: While still North Am...
by Shivani
14 Jan 2009 19:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitical thread
Replies: 3955
Views: 317195

Europeans souring on Ukraine, Georgia Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:09am EST By Paul Taylor PARIS (Reuters) - Feted just a couple of years ago as heroes of democratic revolutions, the leaders of Ukraine and Georgia have fallen from grace among European policymakers. While there is scant sympathy in Europe for...
by Shivani
11 Jan 2009 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 187175

Re: Indian Navy anti-piracy ops.

However, how are these yahoos allowed to get into a small boat and ride to town? I would imagine they would be shot as they do that. Or do they have some other ransom-able item they carry with them? For sure the pirates must have evolved a protocol for these dealings. We also do not know which coun...
by Shivani
10 Jan 2009 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 187175

So near, yet so far

5 Somali Pirates Drown With Share of $3M Ransom http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/9760/loljm2.gif Saturday, January 10, 2009 http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/photoessay_6232_images/0109091300_M_010909_pirates04.jpg http://www.foxnews.com/images/491125/3_22_010909_pirates01.jpg MOGADISHU, Somalia ...
by Shivani
09 Jan 2009 17:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 304605

Offshoring pace to be hit post Satyam scam: Forrester Published on Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 14:51 , Updated at Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 16:32 Source : CNBC-TV18 Sudin Apte , Senior Analyst and Country Head, Forrester, believes employees as well as clients are going to desert Satyam for a range of factors l...
by Shivani
09 Jan 2009 17:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 304605

Latest on this Satyam saga:

⋅  Don't buy, Satyam may go bankrupt: India Infoline Nirmal Jain, CMD, India Infoline, said Satyam's business is not viable. "We won't buy any stock as the company can go bankrupt. I am surprised that trading in Satyam is still continuing." He feels money was siphoned off from S...
by Shivani
09 Jan 2009 16:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1484
Views: 211426

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

This "normalcy" can't come soon enough. Here in Jaipur there is visibly less traffic on roads as people have either run out of fuel or are conserving what little they have. The regular restaurant (or dhabha to be more precise) has refused home delivery since there is no fuel. BPCL workers ...
by Shivani
09 Jan 2009 00:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 304605

Re: Indian IT Industry

I have received a bunch of resumes of Satyam employees working offshore in IL with Caterpillar.Seems the contract is being terminated wef January 31st. the titantic is taking on water... http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/6462/dominozp3.jpg Domino effect. The Satyam customers have to review their b...
by Shivani
09 Jan 2009 00:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Global Economy
Replies: 2337
Views: 425778

Re: GLOBAL ECONOMY

Obama Unveils Ambitious Economic Agenda In Midst Of Crisis, President-Elect Urges Quick Action; Focuses On Job Creation, Clean Energy http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/images/2009/01/08/image4707724g.jpg (CBS/AP) President-elect Barack Obama warned of dire and lasting consequences if Congress doesn't pum...
by Shivani
08 Jan 2009 23:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1484
Views: 211426

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Petrol pumps go dry, strike leaders go underground Thursday, 08 January , 2009, 20:52 Last Updated: Thursday, 08 January , 2009, 21:03 New Delhi: Most petrol pumps in the country started to run dry on Thursday , the second day of the nationwide strike called by employees of public sector oil compan...
by Shivani
08 Jan 2009 20:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 304605

I've heard this song before!

I talked to someone who knows RR. He says the chap took on all the guilt and tried to do his best to save the company. He is no crook at the bottom line. I think there is or was some political pressure at the back of all this. I dont know if its external or internal. I agree with hnair we should no...
by Shivani
08 Jan 2009 12:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3944
Views: 304605

Crux of the scam in Satyam Q: What is the crux of the scam in Satyam? A : In essence, what disgraced chairman Ramalinga Raju has now admitted is that the company had been cooking its books to show higher revenues and lower liabilities , thereby grossly overstating the profits of the company as well...
by Shivani
07 Jan 2009 17:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 160365

Re: Site Suggestions & Forum Feedback

Uh, this is all wrong.

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by Shivani
07 Jan 2009 17:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 160365

Re: Site Suggestions & Forum Feedback

webmaster wrote:Test post after server migration :D :) :-o :lol: :wink: :mrgreen:


Has posting been temporarily disabled? One of my posts -well, my only post since forums came back online- did not get published.

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